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PM presents 2007/08
budget, predicts 10%
increase over 06/07

& By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

PRESENTING a govern-
ment budget described as
being “completely owned by
the FNM”, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday
told the country that the
Bahamas is expected to
achieve an estimated recurrent
revenue of $1.490 billion in
the fiscal year of 2007/08 — an
increase of almost 10 per cent
over 2006/07.

Delivering the 2007/08 bud-
get communication yesterday
morning in the House of
Assembly, Mr Ingraham said
that it is projected that recur-
rent revenue will increase by
9.9 per cent over the $1.356
billion in estimated revenue
earned during the 2006/2007
period.

The estimate for 2007/08
also constitutes a 10.6 per cent
increase over the original
recurrent revenue projection
of $1.347 for 2006/07.

The total for recurrent
expenditure in 2007/08 is at
$1.465 million. With a recur-
rent revenue of $1.490 million,
this creates a recurrent bud-
get surplus of $25 million.

The prime minister said that
the International Monetary
Fund’s (IMF) world economic
outlook for April 2007 pro-
jects the Bahamian economy
to grow in real terms by 4.5
per cent this year and by 4.0









per cent in real terms next
year.

This projection for 2007/08
reflects a decrease in the eco-
nomic growth rate by 2 per
cent compared to 2006/07,
when the growth rate was esti-
mated to be 6.5 per cent.

The economic growth rates
for the next two fiscal years
take into account “a slaw-
down in the growth rate of the
US economy from 3.3 per cent
in 2006 to 2.2 per cent in 2007
and a slightly increased rate
of 2.8 per cent in 2008, there
being no major disruption in
that economy,” Mr Ingraham
said.

In the case of the Bahamas,
he said, the projections also
take into account the coming
on stream of investment pro-
jects.

The country’s overall capital
expenditure for the next fiscal
year is estimated to be almost
$225 million.

Mr Ingraham explained that
major components of the
recurrent expenditure are debt
interest and redemption which
together amount to $206 mil-
lion — a 14 per cent of total
recurrent expenditure.

The prime minister said that
the Bahamian economy
expanded in 2006 despite a
decreased tourism perfor-
mance.

“Data for tourism indicate

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Christie sceptical | Govt projects first planned —

on balanced budget

l@ By BRENT DEAN

THE new budget delivered }
by Prime Minister Ingraham ;
ignores the social and infra- :
structure investments needed :
to ensure balanced growth and :

prosperity in the Bahamas.

Opposition Leader Perry }
Christie levelled these charges :
yesterday, in his initial response :

to the FNM budget.

“The achievement of a bal- :
anced budget may form a theo- :
retical point — and it sounds :
good ~ but the reality is that the :
elimination of the deficit usu- :
ally necessitates the reduction :

or elimination of vital social m By PAUL TURNQUEST

rogrammes, maintenance and : ‘
prog ‘ ys Tribune Staff Reporter

necessary public infrastructure,” :

he said.

During his budget communi- :
cation Mr Ingraham made a :
commitment to a balanced bud- :

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Chief Reporter

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)



GOVERNMENT is projecting the first planned recurrent bud-
: get surplus in five years, its first step in eliminating the overall ;
fiscal deficit, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday in the :

Budget Communication to the House of Assembly.

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Federal regulations on mainte-
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The sentence was handed

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In her ruling Justice Allen said

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THE TRIBUNE





Mid-year budget
policy aimed at
accountability

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

HUBERT Ingraham yester-
day announced a new budget
policy — the submission of a
mid-year budget statement in
the House every January or
February.

This statement will set out the
economic background of the fis-
cal year to date, the fiscal per-
formance in the first six months
of the current fiscal year and
will submit any proposed addi-

>i mM

tions to expenditure for
approval.

These adjustments, the prime
minister said, will be submitted
at that time so that the House
and the community at large can
see where and why adjustments
are necessary.

The prime minister, making
the announcement during yes-
terday’s budget communication
in the House of Assembly, said
he hopes the move will cement
his government’s commitment to
transparency and accountability.

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Mr Ingraham said that in dis-
cussing these supplementary
estimates, the House will be
able to determine which agen-
cies are conducting orderly bud-
geting procedures and those
which are not, and ensure that
all agencies remain within bud-
get.

Also, it will be possible to
determine which circumstances
are really unforeseen and mer-
it additional expenditures and
what do not qualify as unfore-
seen.

“This procedure will get away
from the current situation
where contingencies warrants
are issued and there is an inter-
minable delay in submitting the
supplementary apportions vali-
dating the warrants. Indeed, the





yy HUBERT Ingraham speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday

outcome usually is that the sup-
plementary appropations are
delyed until the end of the fiscal
year and buried with the other
budgetary documentaion.

“In the interest of transparan-
cy, accountablity and orderly
budgeting this procdure will be
eliminated and the procedure
outlined put in place,” Mr
Ingraham said.

He said that international

institutions such as the World
Bank, the International Mone-
tary Fund and the Inter-Amer-
ican Development Bank
increasingly point to the funda-

. mental importance of estab-

lishing and maintaining trust in
governmental institutions.

These bodies say that growth
and development rely heavily
on the strength and stability of a
society.

Mr Ingraham said that the
government’s mission is to gov-
ern the affairs of the Bahamas
and advance the sense of secu-
rity, well-being, pride and pros-
perity of its people.

“As we govern we want to
ensure that we act ethically, fair-
ly and accountably. Most of all
we want to act for all. We want
to build trust in government
again,” he said.

Special learning programmes and
student subsidies are planned

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE government yesterday
announced increases in the mil-
lions of dollars for the Depart-
ment of Education and the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.

Giving his budget communi-
cation in the House of Assem-
bly yesterday morning, Hubert
Ingraham also announced the
establishment of student subsi-
dies and funding for special
youth and learning programmes
— highlighting an emphasis of
education in the 2008/07 nation-
al budget.

The prime minister said that

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Education, Youth and Culture
services will receive $265 mil-
lion — 18 per cent of the gov-
ernment’s recurrent expendi-
ture for the fiscal year of
2007/08.

The Department of the Edu-
cation will receive $197 million,
an increase of almost $23 mil-
lion or 12 per cent over 2006/07.

The Ministry itself will
receive $41 million.

The College of the Bahamas
will receive almost $27 million,
an increase of almost $7 million
or 34 per cent over 2006/07.

Prime Minister Ingraham fur-
ther. announced that his gov-

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ernment is restori ing the 50) per

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Yo

cent interest rate subsidy under
the Education Loan Guarantee
programme.

Additionally, the budget for
2007/08 provides for the gov-
ernment to set aside $3 million
for a special quality assurance
programme in the education
sector.

Through this programme,
participating public schools can
draw on funding to hold reme-
dial and special classes to enable
pupils to attain basic educa-
tional standards, Mr Ingraham
said.

“This is a crucial programme
to prevent the emergence of

“social problems and-alienation,”



he said.

The prime minister also said
that government is implement-
ing a $1 million youth pro-
gramme.

He explained that this pro-
gramme will ensure that young
Bahamians will be given finan-
cial assistance to purchase tools
and or equipment to start their
own small enterprises.

To encourage Bahamian
athletes, Mr Ingraham also
said that this budget includes
provisions to give $2 million
for the National Endowment
for Sports — an increase of $1
million over the previous
year.

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‘Ingraham announces

planned reduction
in duties on food

© In brief —

Increased
subsidies
for BCB and
Bahamasair

BOTH the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas and
Bahamasair will gain increased
government subsidies in the
2007-2008 Budget, showing the
continuing drag and burden
they represent for Bahamian
taxpayers.

The Broadcasting Corpora-

~ tion of the Bahamas will see its

subsidy from central govern-
ment increase by one third or $2
million, rising from $6 million in
2006-2007 to $8 million in 2007-
2008.

Meanwhile, Bahamasair’s
subsidy will increase by $1 mil-
lion, going from $10 million to
$11 million.

Subsidies for Water and Sew-
erage.Corporation capital pro-
jects fall from $12 million in
2006-2007 to $11 million in
2007-2008.

Exhibition
of art opens
at cafe
tonight

DR Desiree Cox’s art exhi-
bition, Dream Maker, will open
at Cafe Europa in Charlotte
Street, Nassau, tonight.

Air Jamaica
predicts
return to
profitability

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Kingston

AIR Jamaica said Tuesday
the sale of its London-to-
Kingston route to Virgin
Atlantic will help Jamaica’s gov-
ernment-owned carrier achieve
profitability by 2009, according
to Associated Press.

The route has been losing
US$2.5 million a month due to
high fuel costs and competition
from other carriers, the airline’s
chief executive Mike Conway
said.

“No amount of minor tweak-
ing was going to close the sig-
nificant financial gap that had to
be closed,” he said.

Virgin Atlantic, which recent-
ly announced the acquisition of
the route to Heathrow Airport,
said it will take over October
28 and cut back daily service to
two round-trip flights each
week. The London-based air-
line already operates twice-
weekly flights from Gatwick
Airport to Montego Bay.

Air Jamaica said it will cut 20
jobs at its London office once
Virgin Atlantic assumes control
of the route.

Maxim joins
resort boom

in Dominican
Republic

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

MAXIM, the magazine
known for scantily clad cover
girls and reports on the high-
flying male lifestyle, is lending
its name to a new pair of
Dominican Republic resorts,
the developer said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The Maxim Bungalows — rep-
resenting an investment of
US$100 million — join a Domini-
can resort-building boom that
includes the US$2 billion
“Trump at Cap Cana”.

The resorts’ developer,
Elliott, said the first 108-bun-
galow resort in Cofresi Beach,
near the northern city of Puerto
Plata, will open in October. A
second resort with 240 rooms is
slated to open in Juan Dolio,
near the capital of Santo
Domingo, in early 2008. ,

Financial terms of the
arrangement with Maxim were
not disclosed.

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@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham assured the public
that his government has com-
pletely ruled out the imple-
mentation of an income tax
system — and announced that
he will soon outline tax reduc-
tions as part of the 2007/08
budgets.

Speaking during the budget
debate in the House of Assem-
bly, Mr Ingraham said this
budget will see a reduction in
the cost of certain food items
and the reduction of general
costs to the public.

The public can expect to pay
absolutely no duty on noodles,
infant car seats, baby walkers,
sewing machine needles,
sewing thread, bobbins for
sewing machines, fertilisers,
insecticides and rat poison, he
said.

Customs duty on fruit juice
exceeding 13 ounces will be
reduced from 50 per cent to
10 per cent. Duty on doors and
windows made of plastic and
steel is reduced from 35 per
cent to 25 per cent.

Dishwashers, mowers and
bathroom fixtures will be
reduced from 45 per cent to
25 per cent.

On the issue of income tax,
Mr Ingraham said: “I believe
that in continually stating this
position my government is
reflecting national consen-
sus. Our country has thrived
without such a tax to the
extent that we are the envy
of others. Indeed, the
absence of an income tax has
contributed to attractiveness
of the Bahamas to foreign
investors and to Bahamians a
like.”

Mr Ingraham said that the
present revenue system con-

Mi HUBERT Ingraham

tinues to serve the needs of the
county and is neither complex
or administratively burden-
some.

Repeating a position which
he said is of “cardinal impor-
tance” in this government’s
revenue policy, Mr Ingraham
said that his party will main-
tain a low, stable and predica-
ble level of taxation which
encourages compliance,
reduces the advantages of
avoidance, punishes evasion
and enables tourism, as well
as helping Bahamian busi-
nesses and the Bahamian peo-
ple to be clear about their tax
obligations.

Mr Ingraham said that the
government intends to simpli-
fy the Customs Tariff and



amalgamate customs duties
and stamp tax on imports.

The Customs Department
and the Ministry of Finance
have been directed to study
the administrative and other
arrangements which need to
be put in place to accomplish
this in time for the 2008/09
budget.

Mr Ingraham said that gov-
ernment is committed to con-
tinually “rationalising and sim-
plifying the customs tariff”.

In 1995 the previous Ingra-
ham administration reduced
the number of tariff rates from
129 to 29, concurrently reduc-
ing many rates of duty and
reducing the average tariff rate
in the country from 45 per cent
to about 35 per cent.

Bahamas is elected to
WHO executive board

THE Bahamas has been
elected by the Sixtieth
World Health Assembly to
serve on the executive board
of the World Health Organ-
isation.

The Assembly is the
supreme decision-making
body of WHO.

The executive board is
composed of 34 individuals,
technically qualified in the
field of health, each of
whom is designated by a
member state elected to do
so by the World Health
Assembly.

Dr Merceline Dahl-Reg-
is, chief medical officer and
head of the Bahamas dele-
gation to this year’s assem-
bly, has been designated to
serve in that capacity.

Member states are elected
for three-year terms. The

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tive board are to give effect to
the decisions and policies of the
Assembly, to advise it, and gen-
























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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ~ .

Observations of
events since the
general election

The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master
LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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A victory over discrimination

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I HAVE been carefully
observing events since May 4,
2007, and here is a brief sum-
mary of what I have seen.

1) All during the campaigns
leading up to the election,
every time that I saw Fred
Mitchell on any platform.
what I heard from him was to
me racial rhetoric. ,

However, I was having
lunch at a restaurant on May
17th and I saw Fred having
lunch with five of six white
foreigners at this time.



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with white people unless there
is a difference between white
Bahamians and white for-
eigners.

2) I am very disappointed
in the way the former Prime
Minister has conducted him-
self since May 3, 2007. When
the recount was finished all
and sundry knew the FNM
and the Rt Hon Hubert Ingra-

“ONE PICTURE is worth ten thousand
words,”
Ink in 1927.

Today we publish such a picture on our front
page. It’s a photograph that after more than a
century of struggle illustrates this country’s final
victory over racial discrimination and social
prejudice.

Walking shoulder-to-shoulder to the House
of Assembly for the presentation of the Budget
yesterday morning were Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham and his deputy, Brent Symonette, the
son of the Bahamas’ first premier before Inde-
pendence.

Such an harmonious scene could not have
been contemplated on the night in 1956 when
the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, publisher of this
newspaper, faced arrest for moving a resolu-
tion in the House of Assembly to ban racial
discrimination from hotels, theatres and other
public places. Sir Etienne asked the House to
declare that it was “not in the public interest” to
discriminate against persons because of their
race or colour. He also asked that a Commission
of Inquiry be appointed “to investigate all mat-
ters relating to discrimination with power to
make recommendations for eliminating the evil

_ by legislation or otherwise.”

After two stormy night sessions in the House
and equally angry demonstrations in the public
square, all public doors were thrown open — Sir
Etienne’s anti-discrimination resolution had
succeeded without legislation. The Bahamas
Hotel Association announced that anyone who
came to the hotel properly dressed and behaved
well while there would receive equal service
and equal treatment, regardless of whether they
were local or foreign. Asked by a Tribune
reporter if that statement included coloured
Bahamians, Wesler Keenan, president of the
association replied: “It certainly does.”

Although racial discrimination in public
places was officially at an end, this did not mean
that pockets of resistance did not continue to
exist — even to the present day.

At every election'the PLP resurrected the
race card in the hope of being swept to power
on the black vote. It worked successfully for
25 years.

Racial bitterness flowed from the lips of sev-
eral PLP politicians even in the May 2 election,
showing that there are still Neanderthal men
among us who are loathe to mentally leave the
stone age. The attitude of today’s young
Bahamians will soon brush these remnants
aside.

Their hate-filled thoughts are displayed reg-
ularly on a website, founded by Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell, who has unsuccessfully tried to
convince the public that this website no longer
reflects his views, or the views of the PLP, the

289 Market St. South ° P.O. Box N-7984 ¢ Nassau; Bahamas

“ It’s better to look ahead and prepare

wrote Frederick Barnard in Printers’.

former government, or the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, which he headed until his governmen-
t’s defeat at the polls a few weeks ago.

The following is an example of how some of
these people think. It was posted on the website
shortly after the election.

“With the settling of these elections, there
has never been a more frightening and racist
period in the history of the Bahamas since the
end of apartheid in the Bahamas, prior to 1967.
Everywhere, the. red flags representing the
colours of the Free National Movement are on
the cars of the local conchy joes, the name by
which the local whites are called. They have
hatred in their eyes for black people and have
been firing young black men from their job
sites if they are to suggest that they are PLP.
They have been threatening black people in
the streets and blacks are now afraid that the
mentality of a lynch mob is developing in New
Providence. The situation threatens to get worse
as their arrogance increases. It is quite an incred-
ible situation that we have now returned as
close as they can get to the days of apartheid in
the Bahamas. That is what the voters of the
Bahamas did on 2nd May, 2007. They turned
back the clock to an era of racism and discrim-
ination. We say again, it is a matter of great
regret and a total shame that this country has
been set back forty years.”

If this isn’t incitement to create trouble, we
don’t know what is.

The question persisted, even up to the run-up
to this election, as to whether a white man could
possibly be elected to high office in this country.
Brent Symonette believed that a white man
could, and he dared test the waters. On May 2
the Bahamian people by their votes showed
that they were ready for that forward step.

Of course the venomous website that Mr
Mitchell tries to disown claimed that naming
Mr Symonette as Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs was “an absolute
insult to the Bahamian people” as the “people
of the world will now think that Brent Symon-
ette represents what is Bahamian.”

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tell the whole story of the Bahamas; nor does
Prime Minister Ingraham by himself tell the
story. But together the two, walking proudly
to parliament to assist in shaping the future of
this country, do tell the whole story. This is the
future Bahamas.

Sir Etienne, born 108 years ago, would have
been so proud.

Finally, his belief in a united Bahamian peo-
ple has been vindicated. His struggles and sac-
rifices, and the struggles and sacrifices of so
many men and women of every race and reli-
gion in this country who had the same belief,
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WITH respect to the appointment of three additional senators
to the Upper House in accordance with Section 40 of the Con-
stitution, before one is able to fully grasp what is called for in this
regard, one needs to appreciate what the framers likely had in
view in structuring the Senate as they did.

It is obvious that it was not intended for the Senate to be con-
stituted solely based on the number of seats in the House of
Assembly.

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governing party’s representation to exceed nine if it does not
enjoy more than 56 percent of the seats in the House of Assem-
bly.

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always has a clear majority in the Senate even after the election
of a president, who is presumed to come from among appointees
of the Prime Minister.

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sition has a minimum number of appointees.

Thirdly, and most importantly in this instance, the Constitu-
tion framers envisioned the possibility of more than two parties
with representatives in the House of Assembly.

Accordingly, the Constitution in presuming the evenhand-
edness of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition,
left it to them to ensure the distribution of those three
seats reflect the balance in the House of Assembly, after taking
into consideration all parties with representation in the
House.

This is a position of trust and guardianship — not partisanship.

Indeed, it is improper to act contrary to the clear dictates of
the Constitution, force a disagreement and thereafter seek cov-
er from some other section of the Constitution.

This issue is about the rule of law, a matter of preserving the
integrity of that which defines and connects us to form a sov-
ereign nation.

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involved in politics for a long
time and IJ have never seen or
heard the kind of foolishness
that I have seen and heard
during the past three weeks.
Sir Lynden Pindling did not
carry on in 1992 the way these
people have carried on. He
accepted what the Bahamian
people had said like a man.
He did what Perry should
have done on the morning of
May 4th, and this is what Per-
ry should have gone on
national TV (since he loves it
so much) and told his follow-
ers it is over and we now have
to work towards the next elec-
tion.

I was at the opening of Par-
liament in 2002 because I was
invited and I thought it was
the mature thing to do, but I
do not remember seeing any
one around Rawson Square
with any FNM paraphernalia
or T-shirts and carrying on
like a bunch if immature chil-
dren embarrassing the nation
in front of the world.

We have to be careful of the
precedents that we set in life.
Young people are watching
and most of the time these
things come back to haunt us.

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been able to be proud of the
peaceful and mature way our
elections have been conduct-
ed, and it would be a disgrace
to change that because some-
one cannot accept that the
people of this country have
decided they no longer want
them to be in control.

The truth of this all is very
simple, the PLP know that
they tried every trick in the
book and then some more and
it all failed to help them win
and that is what is driving
them crazy.

They now know the Rt Hon
Hubert Ingraham will be their
Prime Minister for the next
five years or however long he
decides because the people of
the Bahamas have spoken
and they have said in no
uncertain terms Hubert Ingra-
ham is “simply the best, better
than all the rest.” The FNM
went from seven seats to 23
seats and that, contrary to
what the PLP are saying is a
huge accomplishment.

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slight injuries
when van
overturns

A 63-YEAR-OLD man
suffered minor injuries after
the vehicle he was driving
flipped several times on Fri-
day in Hunters.

Elisca Casseus, a resident
of Lewis Yard, was driving
his Chevy Astro van north
along Grand Bahamian Way
when the right tyre blew.

He lost control of the vehi-
cle, which skidded off the
road, crashed into a concrete
wall and overturned a num-
ber of times.

Mr Casseus was taken by
ambulance to the Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
was treated for injuries to his
neck and right arm, and later
discharged.

Police are investigating the
accident.

Castro blasts
Bush on
opposition to
green plan

@ HAVANA

CONVALESCING Fidel
Castro lambasted US Presi-
dent George W Bush on
Tuesday for opposing the
European Union’s goal for
an agreement on carbon
emissions at next week’s
Group of Eight summit,
according to Associated Press.

In the latest in what are
becoming almost daily opin-
ion pieces called “Reflections
of the Commander in Chief,”
Castro said Bush would be
wise to listen to his ally, out-
going British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, who has made
global warming a primary
focus of his last weeks in
office.

The ailing 80-year-old
Cuban leader also criticised
both Britain and the United
States for heavy military
expenditures.

Germany, which holds the
rotating European Union
and G-8 presidencies, is
proposing a target that would
allow global temperatures to
increase no more than 2°C
(3.6°F) before being brought
back down. Experts have said
that means a global reduc-
tion in emissions of 50 per
cent below 1990 levels by
2050.

‘In Berlin on Tuesday,
Bush’s environmental advis-
er James Connaughton told
reporters the US opposes the
EU’s two-degree target.

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Estates are stepping up their
campaign to get answers from
BEC about the constant power
cuts that are plaguing their lives.

They have brushed aside the
power company’s explanation
that the outages are weather-
related and demanded that
BEC management “come
clean” over the issue.

Householders in Sea Breeze
have been hit for months by
electricity cuts which strike at
all hours, making it near impos-
sible for them to plan their lives.

One of the victims, Kirtland
Bethel, who lives in Sea Grape
Avenue, said the frequency of
outages is now “terrible” and
that they can’t get any real
answers from BEC.

“Most of the time we are left
talking to a machine when we
call them,” said Mr Bethel, “But
we don’t accept that these cuts
are weather-related. They hap-
pen when there is no bad

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oo
Se

@ FOREIGN Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Brent

weather about.”

Sea Breeze residents are now
calling on BEC to conduct a
door-to-door survey to discover
the extent of the problem.

Suspicion

They suspect that a faulty
transformer in the area is prob-
ably the real cause of their trou-
bles.

In a new appeal to The Tri-
bune, he said all their efforts to
find a solution had been to no
avail. BEC emergency didn’t
work, he said, and management
response so far had been uncon-
vincing.

On several days during May,
power had been cut off, some-
times for only 15 minutes, at
other times for considerably
longer, he said.

On none of these occasions
had thunderstorms been a fac-
tor, he claimed.



Symonette greets Her Excellency Advocate, Faith Doreen
Radebe, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa,
during a courtesy call af the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

yesterday.

(Photo: BIS/Tim Aylen)

Mexican admits to
forgery and fraud

A 49-YEAR-OLD Mexican
man pleaded guilty in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday to 16
fraud related charges.

Jesus Guzman Tirado of Sies-
ta Way, California was
arraigned and charged with sev-
eral counts of possession of
forged documents, forgery,
uttering forged documents as
well as fraud by false pretenses.

According to court dockets,
on Sunday May 27, the accused
was found in possession of a
Mexican passport and driver’s
licence, three American Express
cards and a Master Card all in
the name of Federico E Witte
Doring.

It was further alleged that on
that same day he was found in
possession of a Mexican driver’s
license in the name of Miguel
Gil Mendoza.

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$190.

It was alleged that he
obtained goods worth the afore-
mentioned amounts from these
establishments.

The accused was fined $500
on each of the 16 charges
against him. He will serve one
month in jail on each count if he
fails to pay the fines.

oo

Breeze still seeking
answers from BEC

Taxpayers who were footing
the bill for BEC management
salaries were entitled to honest
answers, he added.

When the Sea Breeze power
problem first came to light in
The Tribune on May 12, many
residents supported Mr Bethel
in his call for action.

“People have been telling me
that they have been trying for
years to get something done
about it,” said Mr Bethel.

BEC was contacted for com-
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THE TRIBUNE



Christie defends
S2.8m for school
build in Acklins

@ By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff Reporter _

Leader of the opposition Per-
ry Christie has questioned the

credibility of the FNM vice-.

chairman Johnley Ferguson and
sternly defended his govern-
ment’s decision to erect a $2.8
million school in Acklins.

Mr Christie justified his gov-
ernments decision on the much
discussed school contract, while
making his initial response to
the new FNM budget vester-
day, at a press conference at the
House of Assembly.

Mr Ferguson has aggressively
criticised the PLP for awarding
some $80 million in contracts
in the weeks and days leading
up to the election.

The new

FNM government, Mr Fergu-
son said, will take all of these
contracts under review, with
some possibly being modified,
or even suspended.

While maintaining that the
children of Acklins are of equal
worth to those from other parts
of the Bahamas, the FNM vice-
chairman suggested that this
particular contract was exces-
sive.

Mr Ferguson pointed out that
the contract, worth 3.1 million -
a number Mr Christie disputes —
for only 37 children, would lead
to an average expenditure on
the school of around $80,000
pet child.

Mr Christie said that the
FNM vice-chairman was not
presenting accurate information

to the Bahamian people.
“That (the school) is a fun-
damental commitment to a phi-

losophy that the children of

Acklins is deserving of the same
quality educational facilities as
the children of New Providence
and the children of Freeport,”
he said

Giving justification for the
cost of the school, Mr Christie
said that the multi-purpose
building was to function as a
hurricane shelter for the entire
community, built to specifica-

tions to ensure the safety of

those that occupy it during a
storm.

Additionally, Mr Christie
pointed out that the plans tor
the school included a 400 metre
track; a basketball court and a



@ FORMER prime minister Perry Chistie and the opposition held a press conference after the

budget reading.

functional community centre.
“It is an extraordinary deci-
sion by a government that
decided, since it was spending
money on an isolated commu-
nity in the southern Bahamas, it
was going to ensure that the

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

entire community would benefit
from that,” he said.

Mr Ferguson made the claim
that the PLP’s spending was like
a “run-away train.”

However, the former prime
minister, who appears to have

Nottage criticises lack of debate on Speech from t

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE decision not use the first
functional meeting of the House

vt Assembly to debate the
speech from the throne is “awk-
ward” and an unnecessary
vreak from tradition, according
to Dr Bernard Nottage, the

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leader of the opposition busi-
ness in the House.

Dr Nottage chided the gov-
ernment for its decision yester-
day in his.response to the
tabling of the budget proposal.

“Since the speech from the
throne is the most important
articulation of a government’s
agenda for a parliamentary ses-
sion, it is expected that the gov-
ernment would provide the
opportunity for a timely debate
so that the general public can
understand its intended legisla-
tive programme.

“Instead, conspicuously and
suspiciously, Mr Speaker, the
side opposite seems to be run-
ning away from its own speech

and are denying us an oppor-
tunity to debate it until a time
when such a debate will have
lost its usefulness and its signif-
icance,” he said.

Controversy over this point
emerged during the opening of
parliament when the govern-
ment leader of business in the
House, Tammy Turnquest,
announced that the government
would lead off its agenda by
presenting the budget. as it 1s
constitutionally required to be
passed in parliament by the end
of June.

Despite this justification by
the government, Dr Nottage
argued that the debate on the
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speech is, in effect, a debate
about the governments agen-
da.

“It is important that the
opposition be given a chance
to respond to the speech from
the throne while it is fresh in
the minds of the public. This is
especially true of this particu-
lar speech which, in our view is
disingenuous in- several
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Dr Nottage also used the
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ly entered into by the previous
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And he asked why, accord-
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national health insurance
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MA oe ee

Government to look at
country’s labour laws

THE government is planning
to review the country’s labour
laws.

Minister of Labour and Mar-
itime Affairs Dion Foulkes
made this announcement at a
National Congress of Trade
Unions (NTSU) celebration on
Tuesday.

Mr Foulkes reminded those
gathered that as a former trade
unionist, he has a “full under-
standing and a great apprecia-
tion for the difficult circum-
stances which often confront
union leaders, as they work to
bring delicate negotiations to a
successful conclusion.

“With trade unionism, as with

many other human endeavors,
there is often a direct correla-
‘tion between the amount of
effort expended and outcome
achieved. In this connection,
then, I wish to assure each of
you that this minister pledges
to work collaboratively and
untiring with trade unions and
employers, so as to ensure that
good labour relations become
the order of the day in our
Bahamaland,” he said.

Mr Foulkes said that on the
issue of labour relations, his
government intends to be
proactive, rather than reactive.

“You will recall that during
my government’s first adminis-
tration, a compendium of five
pieces of labour legislation were
placed before parliament. They
were as follows:

e the Trade Union and
Labour Relations Bill;

e the Industrial Court and
Trade Disputes Bill;

© the Employment Act;

e the Minimum wage Act;
and

e the Health and Safety in the
Workplace Act

“While only three of the five
bills were enacted into law, my
government intends to pick up
where we left off by undertak-
ing to review current laws with
a view to making amendments
where necessary,” he said.

The minister went on to
speak about the International
Labour Organisation’s Con-
vention 87, which relates to the
right of workers to join organi-
sations of their choosing and
the functioning of organisations
without interference by author-
ities.

“Shortly after being sworn in
as minister of maritime affairs
and labour, I indicated my inten-
tion to work for the implemen-
tation of the convention, there-
by bringing the Bahamas in line
with ILO standards,” he said.

Discussions

Mr Foulkes also said he plans
to resume the tripartite discus-
sions known as TRIFOR, which
the first FNM government
implemented in 2000 when he
was minister of labour. He
explained that under TRIFOR,
“a core group of persons rep-
resenting the government, the
trade union and industry met,

conferred and collectively,
decided how to resolve topical

issues of the day.”

The minister told the NTSU
that its theme for this year:
“Building our future together”,



Bi DION Foulkes

suggests that they are prepared
to take “a team approach” to
the future growth of the organ-
isation and its affiliates.

“Our competition is not inter-
nal, but regional and’ global.
Therefore with competitiveness
as our watchword, let us tool
and retool ourselves and those
who look to us for leadership
to prepare for present and
emerging opportunities.

“And since trade unions in
the Bahamas represent front
line workers in the various sec-
tors of our economy, we have
all the more reason to unite and
build the best future for this and
the succeeding generation,” he
said.

Investor giving FNM 100 days
before launching campaign

IRATE German investor
Harald Fuhrmann, who claims
“his life has been blighted by cor-
‘-rupt Bahamian lawyers, is giv-
ing the new government 100
days grace before relaunching
his fight for justice.

He said yesterday that he is
allowing the FNM 100 days of
“peacetime” before he begins
a new internet campaign against
the Bahamas drawing attention
to what he describes as a large-
ly “corrupt and incompetent”
legal profession.

Mr Fuhrmann wants a face-
to-face meeting with Prime
“Minister Hubert Ingraham to
iron out several legal issues aris-

ing from a property dispute dat-
’ ing back more than a decade.

Having allegedly been treated
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Mr Fuhrmann said he had no
intention of being treated simi-
larly by the FNM. “I cannot
allow any party‘or member of a
party to continue to kill my
health,” he said.

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Fuhrmann claimed he was
assaulted by a thug who tore
down anti-PLP posters outside
his home in Prince Charles Dri-
ve.

This followed a dispute in
which Mr Fuhrmann alleged the
party had used his premises as a
campaign base when their
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The Bahamian male

e hear every day that

the Bahamian male
is an endangered species, that
they are not thriving at school, at
work or in society in general.

It is also clear that, generally
speaking, there are fewer men
living up to their responsibility in
taking care of their children,
their women or their communi-
ties.

We have witnessed, genera-
tion after generation, the prolif-
eration of the misogynistic atti-
tude that a man should have as
many children with as many
women (or simply have as many
women) as they can take care of.

In addition, we know that
there are many men in this coun-
try - itis argued that there area
disproportionate amount of men
— who are abusive and who
would rather see their women
dead than with someone else.

So who is responsible for this
sorry state of the Bahamian
male? Well, obviously - through
an ugly self-perpetuating curse
—the Bahamian male himself.

Many social commentators
have the habit of cradling every
wayward man in their arms and
whisper the mantra, I knqw your
single mother did not know how
to raise you, your daddy didn’t
love you, you had the wrong role
models, history conspired against
you and so on and so forth, but
perhaps the problem may sim-
ply be that Bahamian society
expects very little from its men.

Perhaps men have had it too
good for too long. Maybe we
have been coddled for far too
long. One thing is certain, no
amount of pointing the finger at
another gender or race can make
a better man out of anyone.

Our mothers have sheltered
us from the police for far too
long. Our wives and girlfriends
have tolerated our cheating,
and/or beatings for far too long.
Our fathers have borne the dis-
appointment of a lecherous child
for far too long. Our children
have forgiven the absence of
daddies and the abuse of their
mothers tor far too long.

ahamian men, my

brothers, let us be hon-
est with ourselves, we have
tailed. The near extinction of the
Bahamian family and family val-
ues rest on our heads. Perhaps
it’s not you, perhaps it’s the
friend you enable by telling his
wife that he was with you Fri-
day night, the uncle you encour-

age when he regales you with
the tales of his latest conquest
at the Fish Fry or the buddy you
have drinks with who you know
hasn’t seen his child, much less
paid child support, for the past
five years. Well, that makes us
very much a part of the prob-
lem.

Regardless of whether you are
a jobless delinquent who spends
most of your afternoon following
and catcalling women in the Mall
at Marathon or a well-groomed
executive who makes sexual
comments to his subordinates or
co-workers, neither class nor
education excludes you for this.

A lawyer who can afford to
pay. school fees for his “outside



Bahamian men,

my brothers, let

us be honest with

ourselves, we
have failed.



child” is not better than a con-
struction worker who buys
clothes for his. A doctor who
cheats on his wife is no differ-
ent from a drug dealer who
cheats on his. A pig is a pig
whether you dress him in nice
clothes or not.

We blame our philandering
on our genetic make-up and say
a man is just wired in such a way
that he has to cheat. Our inabil-
ity to stay monogamous is attrib-
uted to some farcical pseudo-sci-
entific theory that men are
genetically predisposed to
“spread their seed”.

We box and browbeat our
women and use that passage in
Genesis to justify our “domin-
ion” over them.

till, we are men are we

not? Are we still the
providers, the protectors, the
nurturers of our home? No. We
are the scourge of our homes, of
our society, of our women, of
our children.

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fer from is not a fault in their
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We were not told that much was
expected of us. We were not
encouraged to lick our wounds,
stand up and become the men
God made us to be and soldier
on with our duties.

Ask the Bahamian woman
what kind of man she wants and
then ask her what kind of man
she thinks she will find and you
will get two entirely different
descriptions. Ask the Bahamian
child what kind of father he/she
wants and then ask him/her what
type of father he/she has and you
will get two entirely different
answers.

The ideal Bahamian man, the
hard working, faithful provider
has given way to the Bahamian
man that no one wants but can’t
seem to avoid. The reason for
that is rests in the fact that no-
one said to our men: “I don’t
care who your pa was or is. |
don’t care that he was not there.
This woman, this child, this coun-
try expects you to be, desper-
ately needs you to be better.”

But today I am and many oth-
ers are. The ugly cycle of our
young men being socialised by
dysfunctional men and then
becoming violent and dysfunc- '
tional themselves has to come
to an end.

ahamian society has

realised that their
fathers are no longer supermen.
He’s just some dude that runs
around the house with his under-
wear on the outside of his pants
and a sheet warped around his
neck.

It’s no longer cute to have five
kids with three different women, -
it’s reckless. You’re not a man if
you hit your wife or girlfriend
or tell her incessantly how worth-
less she is, you’re a punk.

If you start fights, rob, stab
people because it helps you prove
that you are a man, you may have
to consider that you are over-
compensating for something.

What Theodore Roosevelt
said long ago is true of the
Bahamas today: “We need the
iron qualities that go with true
manhood. We need the positive
virtues of resolution, of courage,
of indomitable will, of power to
do without shrinking the rough
work that must always be done.”



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Cuban Ambassador attresses students

CUBAN AMBASSADOR Felix Wilson was the speaker at a class of COB students on Tues-
day. Mr Wilson addressed the students on Cuban matters — such as the case of anti-Castro militant
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Budget boost for

law enforcement

& By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

SIGNIFICANT increases of
manpower, equipment and finan-
cial resources are in store for the
country’s law enforcement agen-
cies and departments, it was.
revealed in the presentation of
the national budget for the fiscal
year 2007/2008.°

Addressing the House of
Assembly yesterday, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham also
announced that his government
is taking steps to deal with the
issue of the much-anticipated
judicial salary review, “so as to
put that matter to rest.”

Mr Ingraham, in his 2007/08
budget communication yesterday,
announced that the Royal
Bahamas Police Force will receive
a budget of $117 million - a $9
million increase over 2006/07.

The Defence Force, he said,
will receive $45 million, an

increase of almost $5 million over
2006/07.

The Department of Immigra-
tion will receive just over $18 mil-
lion — a $2 million increase over
the previous year.

Declaring that security and law
enforcement is of the highest pri-
ority to the FNM government,
Mr Ingraham stated that, in the
case of the Defence Force, “sig-
nificant expenditure on addition-
al manpower, new equipment and
vessels is provided for in 2007/08.”

The Defence Force, he said,
will receive 100 additional
recruits, two airplanes and four
patrol craft.

“This will enable the Defence
Force to effectively patrol our ter-
ritorial waters and deal with
poaching, illegal immigration and
the movement of contraband.”
he said.

In a addition to this, Mr Ingra-

ham announced that his govern-.

ment is acquiring two 27-foot

patrol craft and two 48-foot
Dauntless patrol vessels from the
2006/07 budget.

The prime minister said the
police will be expanded by 200
officers.

“It is envisaged that there will
be an obvious and continuous
police presence, by way of foot
and mobile patrols, throughout
the Bahamas,” he said.

Police will also receive further
technical resources to augment
the capability of the force “to
detect serious crime and to bring
those responsible to justice speed-
ily,” he added.

In the case of the immigration
department, an additional 50 per-
sonnel will be trained and addi-
tional resources will be provided
for the repatriation of illegal
immigrants.

Mr Ingraham said that provi-
sions have also been made in this
year’s budget for 50 additional
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His mother Helén is Trinida-
dian and grew up in Cochrane
Village, Guapo, Trinidad in the
borough of Point Fortin.

Mr Campbell graduated from
Queen’s College Secondary
School at age 15 as a top stu-
dent and was awarded the Pride
National Youth Recognition
Award “for exemplary contri-
bution to nation building” from
the Ministry of Youth and Cul-
ture.

At the age of 16 he entered
Macalester College as a DeWitt
Wallace and Lyford Cay Schol-
ar. He graduated with an hon-
ours degree in English and
Communication Studies and a
minor in Spanish, top awards
for both creative and critical
writing, and a Presidential
Leadership Award, which
recognises the 10 most out-
standing graduating seniors.

In the same year, at the age
of 19, Dr Campbell was accepted
to do doctoral work in literature.

A competitive swimmer for
10 years, Dr Campbell was a
national medallist and a medal-
list in the first Bahamas Games.

He was a member of the
Macalester water polo and var-
sity swimming and diving teams,
of which he was team captain,
and broke the oldest Macalester
swimming record (100 breast).

He is a former member of the
Bahamas National Swim Team,
and was a_finalist at the 1997
CARIFTA Games in Trinidad
and“Fobago.

Mr Campbell entered the
PhD Programme in English at
Duke University on a full
departmental fellowship, a Few
Fellowship for top incoming stu-
dents and an Organisation of
American States Fellowship.

At Duke, he was also award-
ed a DeWitt Wallace Disserta-
tion Fellowship, numerous trav-
el fellowships, a summer
research fellowship, research
grants and awards.

In 2002, after being awarded
his MA from Duke, he won the
Commonwealth Caribbean
Rhodes Scholarship; he is the
second Bahamian citizen to win
a Rhodes Scholarship.

Mr Campbell read for an
MPhil in English Studies, con-
centrating on modern British
literature, at Balliol College,

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Bahamian from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture of

the Commonwealth of the,

Bahamas, and was honoured at
the flag-raising ceremony for
the 30th anniversary of Bahami-
an independence as a distin-
guished Bahamian, along with
the “Golden Girls” and Lenny
Kravitz.

In 2004, he was inducted into
the American Academy of
Achievement.

After graduating from
Oxford in 2004, Mr Campbell
postponed returning to his doc-
toral studies at Duke in order to
work as consultant and editor
of the Weekender at The Nas-
sau Guardian.

Mr Campbell isthe youngest
member of the National Cul-
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and was a member of the 2007
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and grants from the Ford Foun-
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ment for the Performing Arts,

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2007/8 budget has the first
planned recurrent budget sur-
plus — $25 million ~ since the

Christie
on budget

absolutely nonsense because it

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 11

URBAN

M Y T H

2000/1 budget. : represented great neglect and presents
“In this declared commitment — poor management decisions of
to balancing the budget he (Mr_— the Hubert Ingraham govern-
Ingraham) is reminding us of — ment,” he said.
what he said before. And when The former prime minister Designer Jeans

we came to power in 2002, and
tested it, we found a virtual
mess,” Mr Christie declared.

The leader of the opposition
used two tourism related exam-
ples from the last Ingraham
government, when balanced
budgets were proclaimed, as
proof that Mr Ingraham’s bud-
getary policy is lacking.

Mr Christie said that when
his government came to power
in 2002 they were forced to
spend millions of dollars to
upgrade, the two major gate-
ways of Bahamian tourism: the
Prince George Dock and the
Nassau International Airport.

Cruise ships, he said, threat-
ened not to return to the coun-
try as the Ingraham government
had truck tyres, rather than
proper fenders, protecting the
large ships while in harbour.

Regarding the airport, Mr
Christie added: “My govern-

also questioned the assertion in
the FNM’s budget that intake
from stamp tax can be grown
to 27 per cent of overall rev-
enue, suggesting that this goal
was unrealistic.

Though critical of many parts
of the budget, Mr Christie said
that the PLP supports the deci-
sion to allocate additional
resources for the security forces,
giving for example the police
an extra 200 officers. However,
he added, the ability to invest in
the security forces by the new
Ingraham administration results

from the “sound planning” of

his government.

Another major point of con-
tention by the opposition leader
is the proposed budget surplus,

If the necessary infrastruc-

ture investments are undertak-
en to match the $20 billion of

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FROM page one

mo feat before in the 1999/00 and
OO/OL budget and intends to repeat
these in the coming
years
Mr Ingraham hopes that his
administration will reduce the ratio
of government debt to GDP to come
within the range of 30 to 35 per cent
bv 2012
P rojections thus tar have indicated
Co eovernment that they can attain a
{just over 36 per cent by 2009.
ud that this vear. government

achievements

Govt projects f first planned budget surplus in five years

can make progress in reducing the
level of Government debt to GDP
from 38.2 per cent in 2006/07 to
under 38 per cent, reducing the inter-
est cost of the country’s debt by $13
million.

Thereafter Mr Ingraham said that
government will accelerate this
process.

While at present the level of gov-
ernment debt 1s manageable, the
prime minister pointed out that it is
cructal to the soundness of the fiscal

position of the Bahamas that it
moves quickly to reduce the debt to
GDP.

Between 1999 and 2001 Mr Ingra-
ham’s last administration reduced it
to less than 33 per cent, an achieve-
ment he said his current administra-
tion can repeat.

Each reduction of | per cent in the
ratio of Government debt to GDP
is approximately $60 million. A
reduction of 3 per cent — bringing
Government debt to GDP to 35 per

cent would represent a reduction of
debt of $180 million.

The reduction in government debt
would release the equivalent amount
of $180 million in resources for pro-
ductive private sector purposes.

Mr Ingraham said there would be
less interest rate pressures because
government’s funding requirements
would be reduced and it would open
up further prospects for relaxing con-
trols on the outflow of capital.

In order to achieve all this the
prime minister said government
intends to ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustainable

rate over the coming years.

“We can point to our successful
track record in this regard. A rapid
rate of growth can generate the
recurrent revenues necessary to
reduce the fiscal deficit while also
providing scope for expanding
expenditure on essential public ser-
vices and infrastructure,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

He also promised that the govern-
ment will be prudent in its spending
and will carefully heed the demands
for priority services and manage
expenditure most carefully to ensure
that there is “full value for money.”



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a moderation in performance
for 2006 as total visitors
declined by 1 per cent to 4.73
million and the increase of
room revenues slowed,” he
said.

Mr Ingraham said that a fur-
ther moderation in perfor-
mance is likely to result during
2007 as a consequence of the
removal of hotel rooms from
service to accommodate refur-
bishment and replacement.

The country’s economic
growth, he said, was sustained
by foreign direct investment

~ inflows and by substantial

growth in domestic credit.

“Foreign direct investment
amounted to $705.8 million in
2006, of which $233.3 or 33 per
cent represented the sale of
land to international persons.
Domestic credit in 2006
expanded by 14.3 per cent or
$843.4 million,” he said.

Mr Ingraham added that the
pace of economic growth was

. driven by growth in both con-

struction activity and con-
sumer demand.

“The outlook for construc-
tion in 2007 is positive,” he
noted.

With the declared aim of
rebuilding trust in the govern-
ment, Mr Ingraham yesterday
repeated the FNM’s commit-
ment from the Speech from
the Throne to have a “bal-
anced budget” fiscal policy.

Therefore, the prime minis-
ter said, the 2007/08 budget

projects a planned recurrent*

budget surplus of $25 million —
the first such planned surplus
since the 2000/2001 budget and
a first step in eliminating the

. overall fiscal deficit.

Mr Ingraham said that the
aim of his government to elim-
inate the GFS (Government
Finance Statistics) deficit —
which is at 1.6 per cent of the.
GDP in 2006/2007 - by
2012/2013.

The prime minister said that
his government intends to
ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustain-
able rate over the coming

OPPORTUNITIES FOR
. WORSHIP AND MINISTRY

Recurrent revenue

years.

Secondly, he said, the FNM
administration intends to be
“especially prudent in our pub-
lic expenditure policies.”

“We will carefully heed the
demands for priority services
and manage expenditure most
carefully to ensure that there is
full value for money,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that
“every agency and service is
being allocated what are
deemed to be its requirements
which, with careful and pru-
dent management, should
enable them to meet their
responsibilities.”

“All ministers and senior
personnel are aware that fiscal
resources are limited and all
will be aware that proper man-
agement of resources is cru-
cial. If any lapses in manage-
ment emerge they will be evi-
dent in the mid-year budget
statement,” he said.

Prime Minister Ingraham
emphasised that his govern-
ment is committed to pursu-
ing a strictly disciplined fiscal
policy, “so that only truly
unforeseen expenditures will
be approved for supplemen-
tary funding as the fiscal year
progresses.”

“Therefore the 2007/08 bud-
get is a firm budget and it is
intended to enforce strict, fis-
cal discipline in its implemen-
tation,” he said.

Speaking to The Tribune
outside of the House of
Assembly yesterday afternoon,
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing said that the
PLP left his government no
draft budget that they could
consider.

. “This budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,’
he said.

Mr Laing said that although
the FNM of course utilised the
expertise of the Ministry of
Finance staff and other rele-
vant departments this budget
is most definitely a FNM one.

“We own it,” he said.



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addition to his prison sentence,
Bridgewater is to be given 10
strokes of the cat o’ nine tails,
which are to be administered in
two instalments of five. Howev-
er, the first five lashes are not
to be given until 28 days from
the day of sentencing in case
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Deputy Director of Public
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appeared for the Crown and
lawyer Wayne Watson repre-
sented the accused. Bridgewa-
ter.showed little emotion when
the sentence was handed down.

On December 13, 2006,
Bridgewater pleaded guilty to
having had unlawful intercourse
with a six-year-old girl. A sen-
tencing hearing followed.

The offence took place

«between Thursday, September
14, and Friday, September 15,
2006.

Court evidence suggested that
Bridgewater took the young girl,
who knew him, away from her
caretaker under the pretence of
taking her shopping.

Instead he took her to an iso-
lated area where he punched her
in the face and had vaginal and
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She. also noted that Bridge-
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2000 and 2004.

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armed with a shotgun, while
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Mr Thompson, 45, and his
wife, Vanessa, of Poitier
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were not physically harmed,
but were-traumatised by the >

“experience.

Police went to Pelican’
Shores, where they arrested
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also confiscated a 12-gauge
shotgun and a number of car-
tridges.

Mr Rahming said that the
man, who was the victim of a
housebreaking and theft, was
apparently angry because his
safe — containing a large
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ey, and have arrested a resi-
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Sadr City slum Wednesday
and conducted a series of
raids after five British citi-
zens were abducted from a
nearby government build-
ing, police and residents
said, according to Associat-
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British Embassy officials
held ongoing talks Wednes-
day with Iraqi officials to
discuss the situation,
Britain’s Foreign Office
said. Britain’s COBRA cri-
sis committee was also to
meet for the second day.

The five men were pulled
out of a Finance Ministry
office by about 40 heavily
armed men in police uni-
forms in broad daylight
Tuesday and driven ina
convoy of 19 four-wheel-
drive vehicles toward Sadr
City, according to Iraqi offi-
cials in the Interior and
Finance ministries.

A senior Iraqi official
said the radical Shiite Mah-

, di Army militia was sus-
pected in the attack.

British Foreign Secretary
Margaret Beckett said offi-
cials were doing all they
could to secure the “swift
and safe return” of the five.

“This is clearly a very dis-
tressing time for all con-
cerned,” she said, arriving
at a Group of Eight meet-
ing in Potsdam, Germany.

Foreign Office officials
are “offering help and assis-
tance to the next of kin” of
the Britons, Beckett said.

“Tt is not helpful at this
stage to speculate on what
might have happened, ” she
said." We are’ working
closely with the Iraqi
authtities to-establish the
facts and doing all we can
to secure their swift and
safe return.”

Soon after the abduction,
Iraqi forces established a
special battalion of Iraqi
soldiers and police to
search for the men, said




Brig. Gen. Qassim al
Musawi, an Iraqi army
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search operations near the
site where the abduction
took place,” he said.
“Maybe today or in the
coming few days, we will
find them with the help of
secret intelligence.”
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said hundreds of U.S. and
Iraqi troops sealed off areas
of the Shiite neighborhood
overnight and carried out a
series of arrest raids that
lasted until dawn. The resi-
dents spoke on condition of
anonymity out of fear of
reprisals for speaking to the
Western media.

The U.S. military said it
had arrested five suspected
militants and one suspect-
ed leader of a militant cell
during early morning raids
in Sadr City. Those arrested
were believed to be part of
a cell that smuggled
weapons in from Iran and
sent militants to Iran for
training, the statement said.

The statement did not
link the raid to the missing
men.

Two civilians were killed
and four others injured in
crossfire from gunbattles
that broke out in one of the
raids, police said. The civil-
ians had been sleeping on
their roofs in a traditional
Iraqi custom to escape the
brutal heat, police said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because they
were not authorized to
speak to the media.

-work of the Mahdi Army,

The: U.S.
responding to a query from
The Associated Press, said
in an e-mail that it had con-
ducted two raids in Sadr
City but that no shots were
fired.

A roadside bomb that
apparently targeted a pass-
ing police patrol in Sadr
City, missed and killed one
civilian and wounded four
others, police said.

In other violence, several
mortar rounds apparently
targeting an American mil-
itary base in the restive city
of Fallujah missed their
mark and landed instead on
a courthouse and in a resi-
dential neighborhood,
killing nine civilians and
wounding 15 others, accord-

ing to police and Dr. Anas.

al-Rawi, of Fallujah Gener-
al Hospital.

A police commander’s
convoy was struck by a
roadside bomb in the town
of Hamzah, south of Bagh-
dad, killing two guards and
injuring two others, a police
officer said, speaking on
condition of anonymity
because he feared reprisals
for talking to the media.

Gunmen in three cars
ambushed three soldiers
who had stopped to drink
orange juice in the center
of Karbala, 50 miles south
of Baghdad, and stole the
nearly $396,000 in salaries
they were transporting to
their unit, an army official
said, speaking on condition
of anonymity for fear of
reprisals.

The three soldiers were
arrested on suspicion of
involvement in the theft,
the official said.

The U.S. military said 10
American soldiers were
killed in roadside bombings
and a helicopter crash Mon-
day, making May — with at
least 113 fatalities so far —
the third deadliest month
of the war for U.S. troops.

The Islamic state of Iraq,
an al-Qaida front group,
claimed responsibility for
shooting down the heli-
copter in a statement post-
ed on a militant Web site.
The claim could not be
independently verified. The
military did not say if the
helicopter was shot down
or had mechanical prob-
lems.

Attacks. on Iraqis raged

-military, :

on as well. Police and
morgue officials contacted
by the AP reported at least
120 people killed or found
dead. All of the officials
refused to allow use of their
names fearing they could be
targeted by militants.

Police said two car
bombers hit neighborhoods
on opposite sides of the
Tigris River on Tuesday,
killing 40 people and
wounding more than 100
others. A Shiite mosque
was destroyed in the second
of the two attacks, in the
Amil neighborhood in west
Baghdad.

Hours after the British
were abducted, Joe Gav-
aghan, a spokesman for
Montreal-based security |
firm GardaWorld, con-
firmed that four of its secu-
rity workers and one client
were kidnapped. All four
GardaWorld workers are
British citizens, he said,
declining to provide more
details.

A spokesman for Bear-
ingPoint, a McLean, Va.-
based management consult-
ing firm, said one of the
company’s employees,
apparently the client
referred to by Gavaghan,

Was among those abducted.

If the. kidnappings are the

as asserted by several Iraqi
officials, they could be
retaliation for the killing by
British forces last week of
the militia’s commander in
Basra.

Canon Andrew White,
the Anglican vicar of Bagh- .
dad, who lives in the Garda
World compound and is
involved in efforts to free
the men, said it’s “a strong
possibility” the kidnapping
was a retaliation for the
killing.

“We have been in contact
with (the Mahdi Army) and
are doing our best to try
and continue that contact
throughout the day,” he
told BBC radio.

The raid was reminiscent
of an attack by the Shiite
militiamen, dressed as Inte-
rior Ministry commandos,
who stormed a Higher Edu-
cation Ministry office Nov.
14 and seized as many as
200 people. Dozens of those
kidnap victims have never
been found.

Uniforms

Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim
Khalaf, the Interior Min-
istry spokesman, said the
abduction Tuesday was car-
ried out by men wearing
police uniforms who
showed up at the Finance
Ministry data collection
facility in 19 four-wheel dri-
ve vehicles of the type used
by police.

He said the band of kid-
nappers sped off across the
Army Canal to the east.
Sadr City, the Shiite Mahdi
Army stronghold, is direct-
ly east of the Canal.

“We are pursuing this
case very vigorously, first
to release them, secondly to
establish the truth of what
happened, who was respon-
sible,” Foreign Minister
Hoshyar Zebari told BBC
radio on Wednesday.

Zebari said that the gov-
ernment has long believed
that its security forces were
infiltrated by militia mem-
bers.

“The number of people
who were involved in the
operation — to seal off the
building, to set roadblocks,
to get into the building with
such confidence — (means
they) must have some con-
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be microscopically analyzed. hearts and then doubled four spades

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wound up as declarer at five spades. South made four spades doubled
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gotten, Sagittarius. You may have to
backtrack and see if you covered all

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week, Capricorn, but they’re no
bigger than ones you’ve conquered
in the past. Get some help- and

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Cancer, your home is in an upheaval
due to some recent renovations, and
it’s getting on everyone’s nerves,
Luckily, the end is in sight and you

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you out of bed this week, Leo.
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what others do, they can’t seem to

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mood to-set the scene with candle-
light, soft music and a delicious din-
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because the “date” could be any day.

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 29

THE TRIBUNE





INTERNATIONAL NEWS



@ A BOAT with the Cali-
fornia Department of Fish
and Game tries to help two
humpback whales head back
to the ocean near Vallejo,
Calif., Tuesday, May 29,
2007.

(AP Photo/
The Bee,
Lezlie Sterling)

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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

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Whales lost in
California river

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 undersianding of basic management functions and experience in management
and supervision. mi
A minimum of 10 years'of pr ogressi ely: responsible experience as human resources
manager in a unionized‘organization-6fiaround4()' 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
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~ HE-VALLEJO, Calif.

a “TWO lost whales closed in
wd

on, their ocean home Tuesday

"evening, passing under a busy
he “, Bridge and entering San Fran-
cisco Bay after being lost in

rc inland waterways, according to:

:eu'Associated Press.

oi vThe mother humpback and

c * Her calf, who have sojourned
-‘ for more than two weeks in the
_ Sacramento-San Joaquin River
7 Delta, passed under the Rich-
=. mond- San Rafael Bridge on
»~Luesday afternoon, the next- to-
t,elast bridge along the pair’s
route.

214 ; They’re heading very much
“in the right direction,” said Rod
«McInnis, a spokesman for the

National Oceanic and Atmos-

s pheric Administration.

If the humpbacks can navi-.

gate south around a peninsula
‘and an island, few obstacles
*. would remain on their route
“past Alcatraz to the Golden
Gate, the strait that connects
_ Sap Francisco Bay to the Pacif-
SeOcean. —
~motill, the fear remained that
the whales might head south
instead of west, passing under
the Bay Bridge and into the
long southern half of the bay.
“There are lots of places they
could get themselves into trou-
ble before they go out of the
Golden Gate,” McInnis said.
But, he said, the whales could
be back out in the Pacific in a
few hours from their current

location “if they put their minds
to it.” ol se

On Tuesday evening the
whales were spotted swimming
about 10 miles from the Golden
Gate.

Observers saw the whales
leap above the water Tuesday in
a behavior known as breaching,
which some~biologists view as
a form of communication and
others as' play.

A convoy of boats escorted
the pair to protect them from
heavy ship traffic in the bay.
Bay Area ferry commuters
could expect delays Wednesday
morning depending on the
whales’ location, Coast Guard
officials said.

The whale and her calf had
been spotted in the river May
13 and got as far as 90 miles
inland to the Port of Sacramen-
to before turning around.

Lesions that had formed on
the humpbacks’ skin over the
weekend appeared to be
sloughing off, apparently due

to the saltier water the pair have

been swimming in since leaving
Rio Vista, biologists said. Sci-
entists also reported that a coat-
ing of algae that was clinging to
the mother farther upriver had
fallen away.

Antibiotics had been injected
into the whales on Saturday to
try to slow the damage from
wounds likely caused earlier by
a boat’s keel.

The two whales spent Mon-
day near the Benicia-Martinez

Bridge, about 45 miles from the
Pacific before finally swimming
past it. Boats blocked the
entrance to the Napa River and
were to be positioned at the
mouth of the Petaluma River
near San Francisco Bay to keep
them on track, Fees said.

With the whales on the move,
officials did not plan to take any

“more action to prod them

toward the Golden Gate
Bridge.

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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:



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4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue
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Russia says US launching

new arms race in Europe

a POTSDAM, Germany

RUSSIA’S top diplomat
accused the United States of
launching a new arms race as the
two nations traded barbs
Wednesday over U.S. plans to
erect a missile defense system in

countries formally under
Moscow’s influence, according to
Associated Press.

Russian Foreign Minister

Sergey Lavrov complained that

the U.S. rationale for the shield is
thin and suggested that U.S.
assurances to Russia amount to a



brush-off.

“All they are saying is, Don’t
worry it’s not aimed at you,”
Lavrov said. He called the plan a
threat to Russia and added, “the
arms race is starting again.”

Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said’ the United States has
repeatedly explained its plan to
Russia in considerable detail, and
stands ready to discuss the matter
further. She tartly noted that
Russian President Vladimir Putin
himself had said Russia’s own
strategic defenses could easily
overpower the U.S. system.

“We quite agree,” she said.

Lavrov made a dark joke in
response.

“T hope that nobody has to
actually prove that Condi is right
about that,” Lavrov said.

On Tuesday, Russia tested a
new multiple-warhead. intercon-
tinental ballistic missile, and Putin
warned that the planned U.S. mis-
sile shield would turn Europe into

“powder keg.”

President Bush, Rice and Sec-
retary of Defense Richard Gates
have all tried to reassure the Rus-
sians that the planned missile sys-
tem is aimed at preventing Iran
from someday threatening
Europe.

Speaking to reporters ahead of
her trip to Europe, Rice poo-
pooed Russian complaints. ;

“The idea that this somehow
would degrade Russia’s strategic
nuclear deterrent is just ludicrous,
and the Russians know it’s ludi-
crous,” Rice said. “There isn’t any
military person who can imagine
this system with a few intercep-
tors and a few sensors and a few
radars able to intercept the Russ-
ian deterrent.”

Lavrov took issue with that
Wednesday.

“For us this is not ludicrous at
all, and I hope our American
partners will réspect our analysis
which we have presented to them
in a very professional and detailed
way,” he said.

USS. officials say the deploy-
ment of 10 interceptor missiles in
Poland and a radar system in the
Czech Republic would protect
Russia and the rest of Europe
from potential attack by Iran,
North Korea or other nations.

The European sites are part of
a larger shield that the Bush
administration envisions for
Europe and North America.
Besides opposition from Russia,
the program is hitting a roadblock
at home.

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* Projects 1.8% defict for 2007-2008, with $25m Budget surplus
* Expected 2006-2007 1.6% deficit some 0.3% better than projections
_* Government puts faith in same tools as Christie administration - revenue and economic/GDP growth -
to bring deficit down, predicting it will fall to 1.3% and 1.1% in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

rime Minister Hubert

Ingraham yesterday com-

mitted the FNM govern-

ment to generating a

recurrent Budget surplus

for each fiscal year of its administra-

tion, a move he indicated was the first

key step towards eliminating the fiscal

deficit and reducing the Bahamas’

debt-to-gross domestic product

(GDP) ratio to between 30-35 per
cent.

In a Budget address designed to

emphasise his administration’s com-

mitment to fiscal prudence and disci-

pline, Mr Ingrahain projected that for
fiscal 2007-2008, the Government
would run a deficit equivalent to 1.8
per cent of GDP, due largely to what
he termed “’catch-up’ on essential
expenditures”.

This compared to a projected 1.6
per cent deficit for the current 2006-
2007 fiscal year, which is due to'end
on June 30, an improvement of 0.3
per cent upon the 1.9 per cent deficit
projected by the former Christie
administration in its final Budget last
year. Both deficits were determined
by the GFS measurement, which
strips out the costs of debt redemption
from the final calculations.

Mr Ingraham described as his



@ HUBERT INGRAHAM

administration’s “lodestar” the goal of
reducing the government debt to
GDP ratio to between 30-35 per cent
by fiscal year 2012-2013.

He added that Budgetary projec-
tions indicated that the government
debt to GDP ratio might have fallen
to just over 36 per cent by 2009-2010,
with the Government’s planned recur-
rent Budget surplus putting the fis-
cal deficit “on a declining trend” for
the years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

“Indeed, by 2012-2013, the GFS
deficit should be eliminated and, as I
stated, the ratio of government debt
to GDP down to within the range 30-

35 per cent of GDP,” Mr Ingraham

said.

Generating a recurrent Budget sur-
plus means that government revenues
must exceed recurrent government
spending, which goes on the Govern-
ment’s fixed costs, such as wages and
rents.

For the 2007-2008 fiscal ye e
Government is forecasting re S
of $1.49 billion and recurrent -
diture of $1.465 billion. If tho
jections hold true, it will pro
recurrent Budget surplus of $2.
lion.

The Prime Minister said the short-
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RoyalStar profits up Stamp Tax to account for

85.2% to $5.770M 76.5% of revenue rises

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ROYALStar Assurance, the
Bahamian general insurance
carrier, saw its 2006 net income
increase by 85.2 per cent to
$5.776 million, as it reaped the
benefits from a strong under-
writing policy and capital base,
coupled with the absence of
any hurricane-related claims.

' The company, which togeth-
er with Bahamas First is large-
ly regarded as the market
leader in the Bahamian gener-
al insurance market, saw
increases in all its key cate-
gories as it made a major
advance upon the $3.119 mil-
lion in net income generated
in 2005.

Gross premiums written rose
by:15.4 per cent to $73.634 mil-
lion, compared to $63.797 mil-
lion in 2005, while RoyalStar’s
underwriting gains rose from

$4.899 million to $7.963 mil- -

lion - an increase of 62.6 per
cent.

Bahamian general
insurer sees premiums
and underwriting gain
increase by 15.4% and

62.6 per cent respectively,
as capital base grows 21%

While net premiums earned
declined slightly, from $29.338
million in 2005:to $27.936 mil-
lion in 2006, RoyalStar was fur-
ther aided by declines in net
claims incurred and net com-
missions.

Net claims fell by almost 25:

per cent to $5.413 million, from
$7.196 million in 2005, while

‘commissions dropped by 47.6

per cent to $1.559 million.
Franklyn Wilson, Royal-
Star’s chairman, said in the
company’s 2006 annual report:
“We began 2006 with a larger

SEE page 16

July 25-27 trial over
Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
Port owner claim

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

SENIOR Supreme Court
Justice Anita Allen yesterday
ruled that a trial on‘Sir Jack
Hayward’s claim to 75 per cent
ownership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate be held on July
25-27, 2007, finding that this

_ was “the central issue” gener-
ated by the legal dispute with
the late Edward St George’s
estate. &

In her ruling, Justice Allen
split the ownership issue from
the management issues sur-
rounding the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, deciding that the
ownership issue should be
heard first.

Deciding that a dispute res-
olution conference and media-
tion would not be worthwhle,
given the failure of the Hay-

ward and St George parties to
resolve their differences in the
period between December
2006 and February 2007, Jus-
tice Allen issued a number of
orders and directions on the
filing and serving of statement
of claims, defences, counter-
claims, inspection of docu-
ments and agreed statement of
facts and issues for the trial
over Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
ownership claim.

In her judgement, Justice
Allen said of the case to date:
“These proceedings have
dragged on far longer than I
anticipated and, in my view,
ought now to be disposed of
as efficiently and effectively as
possible for the good of Grand
Bahama and the wider public
INUETESE, isss0c0e01

“In my view, the question of

SEE page 10

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

STAMP Taxes account for
76.5 per cent or just over $109
million of the projected $143
million increase in revenues
for the 2007-2008 Budget year,
compared to the current fiscal
year, as the FNM Government
yesterday followed its prede-

Prime Minister Ingraham: No new or increased taxes

cessor’s lead in introducing no
new or increased taxes.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday told the
House of Assembly that the
$1.49 billion in recurrent rev-
enues projected for fiscal year
2007-2008 were a 9.9 per cent

!

increase over the $1.356 bil-
lion expected to be collected
in the 2006-2007 period. It was
also a 10.6 per cent rise on the
original 2006-2007 projection
of $1.347 billion.

“There are no new taxes and
no increases in existing taxes,”

Mr Ingraham said, adding that
the projected revenue increas-
es would be generated by “rev-
enue buoyancy and continued
focus on revenue collection”.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Imost one third of
the $705.8 million
in foreign direct
investment that
flowed into the Bahamas dur-
ing 2006 resulted from the sale
of Bahamian land to foreign-
ers, a Statistic likely to raise
concerns about the level of
land speculation in this nation.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the House of
Assembly during yesterday’s
Budget communication that
out of the $705.8 million in for-
eign direct investment that
entered the Bahamas in 2006,
some $233.3 million was for
land purchases under the Inter-
national Persons Landholding
Act.

Although this statistic was
not broken down, and it was
unclear how many of these
land sales were related to
major tourism developments
underway, it again raises ques-

tions about the nature of many :

projects unveiled by the for-
mer Christie administration.

Many such projects, particu-
larly in the Family Islands, are
mixed-use resorts, involving a
large real estate component -
lots, condos, timeshares, dock-
ominiums - alongside facilities
such as a small boutique hotel,
marina and clubhouse.

While they mitigate the risk
to the developers, many of
whom only invest a relatively
small amount of their own
equity, and their financial
backers, these projects rely
heavily on pre-sales of
Bahamian land and real estate
to generate cash flow that will




$233m of $705.8m in foreign capital
inflows related to real estate purchases.

finance the development and
its subsequent build-out.

Successive governments
have frequently used a devel-
opment model that ‘traded
Bahamian land for jobs’, but
the pace of announced projects
and real estate deals quickened
under the Christie administra-
tion to the point where many
observers believed it had gone
too far and that Bahamians
were not realising enough ben-
efits while being ‘locked out’ of
the best land in their own
country.

While the $20 billion head-
line figure placed on total for-
eign direct investment coming
into this nation by the former
administration is not likely to
be accurate, Mr Ingraham con-
ceded yesterday that the
Bahamian economy’s growth

in 2006 was sustained by for-:

eign direct investment and
domestic credit.

Domestic or Bahamian cred-
it expanded by 14.3 per cent
or $843.4 million in 2006,
although it was again unclear
whether most of this was for
mortgages or consumer loans.
If it was the latter, given the
low level and rate of savings
among Bahamians generally,
this could again be storing
problems up for tomorrow.

While the construction
industry outlook for 2007 was
“positive”, Mr Ingraham
warned that “a further moder-
ation in performance” was
likely this year in the tourism

industry as a result of rooms
being taken out of service for
replacement or refusbishment.
For 2006, total visitor arrivals
to the Bahamas had fallen by 1
per cent to 4.73 million, with
the rate of room rate increases
also slowing.

Hotel room revenues grew
by 4.2 per cent in 2006, com-
pared to 9.2 per cent in 2005,
with the industry’s 2007 out-
look “mixed”. The relative
weakness of the US$ com-
pared to other currencies
would enhance the Bahamas’
cost competitiveness relative
to detsinations in Europe and
Asia, but this was balanced by
the impact from the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) and major cruise lines
shifting ships away from the
Bahamas and the Caribbean
to “more profitable European
destinations”. :

Mr Ingraham yesterday said
initial estimates for the 12-
month period to March 2007

‘indicated that unemployment

had declined from 9.2 per cent
to 7.6 per cent, with inflation at
2.3 per cent.

Pressured by import demand
and credit growth, the Prime
Minister said the Balance of
Payments’ current account
deficit had increased by $729.5
million to $1.583 billion in
2006.

This resulted in tightened
bank liquidity and a $79 mil-
lion foreign reserves decline in
2006.

5 en



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ne
Christie criticises

“THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 3B



end of Financial
ervices ministry

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LP leader Perry

Christie yesterday

criticised the Ingra-

ham administration
for abolishing the standalone
ministry responsible for pro-
moting the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry, the Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, and questioned
whether the sector’s workers
were being held prisoner
under the FNM.

Mr Christie expressed dis-
appointment that two min-
istries he felt were essential
had been cancelled in the new
government - the Ministry of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, which is to be taken
back under the Ministry of
Finance, and the Ministry of
Social Services, which now
falls under the Ministry of
Health.

On the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
Mr Christie said that when his
party formed the Government,
they agreed that given that
financial services was the ‘sec-
ond pillar’ of the Bahamian
economy, it deserved its own

‘ministry like tourism.

“We actually looked at what
had happened during the
OECD crisis, and one of the
serious developments we
decided upon, based on what
the industry wanted, was to
have focused the need to
recognise the second pillar,”
Mr Christie said.

He added that the forma-
tion of the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments



@ FORMER PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE

was in direct response to
industry demand.

“We did that, and they have
now abolished it. It will be
interesting to see what they
[industry executives] say, or
whether they are prisons or
hostages to the FNM adminis-
tration,” Mr Christie said.

The former Prime Minister
said actions such as these are

“not indicative of the trust
they [the FNM] say they have
restored”.

He said the Bahamas had
been given an ‘A’ rating by
international financial organi-
sations, such as Moody’s and
Standard & Poor’s, when the
PLP was in power.

“You cannot get better than
that,” he said.

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Single Family Residence

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $159,000.00

Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney
Drive and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right
and thesubject is the 3rd house

Lot#52, East Park Estates Subdivision
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 6,495 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,283 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $170,000.00

From Prince Charles Drive travel south on College Gardens
Drive turn left at the T-junction, Pine Barren Road, take
the first right into East Park Estates turn right at the T-
junction comfort lane bear left on Marina Avenue take the
first right Tea Court and the subject property is the
second on the left.

Lot # 1267 Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence

(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.

Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00

Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree
Drive; which is the 1st cornor on the right side after the
Pinewood round about heading north on Willow Tree Dr.
Take the 3rd cornor on the left side which is Sugar Apple
St. and the property is the 7th lot on the left side. The lot
is yellow trim with white. ,

Lot#462, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $101,000.00

From the roundabout at Pinewood Boulevard, travel north
to Willow Tree Avenue; turn west onto Sapodilla Boulevard,
the subject is the eleventh property on left. The house is
painted white and trimmed mustard.

Lot#209, Sunshine Park, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $205,600.00

Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance
into sunshine park, take the 1st corner on left (Murray St.)
The subject property is 5th house on left hand side of the
street. The house is blue trim with white.

Lot#1398, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,227 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $158,720.00

Travel west from the round about in Pinewood Gardens
onto Pinewood Ave, turn at the first right onto Willow Tree
Avenue take the first left onto Guinep Tree Street, travel
west onto Guinep Tree Street and the subject is the
eleventh house on the right. The colour is White trimmed
Red.

Lot#350, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 690 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $124, 000.00

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May, 2007

Travel east on Prince Charles Drive turn right onto Trindad
Ave. Elizabeth Estates Subdivision travel south on Trindad
Avenue to Malaysia Way turn Avenue and the subject is
the fourth property on the right. The house is painted
white trimmed

blue.

Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $193,000.00

House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north
of Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of
Wendal Drive directly at lamp pole #128.

Lot# 1852, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 914 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $107,000.00

Turn onto Pinewood Drive from East Street South and
travelling east and take the third corner on the right hand
side, which is Thatch Palm Ave. Travelling souh on Thatch
Palm Ave turn through the 4th corner on the left hand
side which is Spice Street and the property is the 7th lot
on the left hand side. The building is pink trimmed with
white.

Lot#20, Domingo Heights, N.P.
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00

From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel
south on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-
bo Avenue), at the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right
(Silk alley), the property is 100 feet on the right, white trim
with aqua.

Lot #464 Yellow Elder Gardens Subdivision
Single Family Residence

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft

Building Size: 1,797 sq. ft

Appraised Value: $111,000.00

From Tonique Williams Darling Highway round-about,
travel north on Yellow Elder Way, turn right on Graham
Drive , continue pass the 1st corner on the left and property
is the second lot on the left.

Lot#2, Block #2, Winton Heights Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence

Property size: 14,375 sq. ft

Building size: 1,695 sq. ft

Appraised Value: $264,000.00

From the entrance to Elizabeth Estates, travel east along
Prince Charles Avenue to Culberts Hill Road; turn left and
continue to the 3rd street on the right, the subject property
is the 2nd.on the right. The house is painted white with

brown trim.

Lot#701, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 960 sq.ft
“Appraised Value: $118,812.00. -

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From the roundabout at Pinewood Gardens travel north
on Pigeon Plum Stree turn at the fifth (plane Street) and
travel east on Plane Street to the intersection of Plane
Street & Buttonwood Avenue the subject property is at
the intersection and the end of Panes Street on the left
white trimmed blue. ,

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS -

Lots#33,34,35,36 Blk#40, Nassau Village, N.P.
Commercial Building

3 - (1) Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

1 - (2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

1 Retail Store

Property Size: 10,100 sq.ft

Building Size: 4,900 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $491,000.00

Travel east on Alexandria Blvd. to the intersection of
Alexandria Blvd. and Taylor Street and the subject is on
the south-west corner of that intersection which is a
commercial bldg. The building is painted tan trimmed with
brown. :

Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment

1-3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms

{ - 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom

Property Size: 9,600 sq. ft

Building size: 3,216 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $377,106.00

From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel
west along Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd)
to Christie Avenue, turn right on McKinney Ave, then first
right (Hampden Rd.) cross over Walrus Rd. and property
is the fifth on the Northern side of Hampden Rd.

Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
Duplex

2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,000.00

From Spikenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd. on
the left. The property is the second on the left. It is painted
rust trim with white.

Unit A-1 Town Court Condomium, N.P.
2 - Bedrooms, 1 - Bathroom

Unit Size: 716.79

Appraised Value: $80,000.00

Lot "D1", of Gladstone Road Crown Land Allotment 68
Duplex Apartment

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 6,756 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,625 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $218,000.00

From Sir Milo Butler Highway travel south onto Faith Ave
turn through the second corner on the left-hand side
(Hamster Road). The property is located on the right hand
side of the third corner on the right. The subject building
is green with white trim.

Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $431,000.00

Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway
and the subject is on the first corner on the right (Southside

_ opposite Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a

single storey commercial building housing a laundrymat
a convience store and a resturant. The subject is painted
mauve and pink.

Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment

1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms

1-4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $216,000.00

From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill
Road take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-
junction Armbrister Street then the first right Francis
avenue, then the first left and the subject property is the
first on the right.

Lot#16, Blk#21, Shirley Heights, N.P.
3 Single Storey Buildings

2 - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,400 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $175,000.00

Located within 355 feet west of Mount Royal Avenue on
the northern side of Arundel Street and two lots east of
the Centerville Park.

Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.

Duplex Apartment

1 - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/ 1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $216,000.00

Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway
Drive (intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel
west on Pineway Drive after the first corner on the left
(Oleander Avenue), the subject is the second property on
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KENNEDY SUBDIVISION, COLLIE 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 31st day of May, 2007
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

DELLABARDO INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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NOTICE

TORA VALLEY CoO. LTD.

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

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Government
udies tax

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor

rime Minister
Hubert Ingraham
yesterday said the
Ministry of Finance
and Customs Department had
been directed to study how
customs duties and stamp tax-
es on imports could be amal-
gamated into one tariff,
“rationalising and simplify-
ing” the process for Bahamian

businesses and consumers

alike.

Further outlining his plans
to reduce the Government
debt to gross domestic prod-
uct ratio (GDP) below its
existing 38.2 per cent, Mr
Ingraham said that every 1
per cent reduction in this ratio
equated to $60 million.

This meant that reducing
the Government debt to GDP
ratio from 38 per cent to 35
per cent would reduce the
debt level by $180 million, a
fall that would also reduce the
interest costs of the debt by
about $13 million assuming a
7 per cent interest rate.

“The reduction in the level
of government debt would
release the equivalent amount
of resources, $180 million, for
private sector productive pur-
poses,” Mr Ingraham said.

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est rate pressures because the

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Government’s _ funding
requirements would be
reduced, and it would open
up further prospects for relax-
ing controls on the outflow of
capital.”

The Prime Minister said the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) had projected that the
Bahamian economy would
grow in real terms by 4.5 per
cent in 2007, and by 4 per cent
in 2008. He added that these
growth rates accounted for
the anticipated slowing down
of the US economy, which
would grow by 2.2 per cent in
2007 and 3.3 per cent in 2008.

However, mortgage com-
mitments for new construc-
tion and repairs in the
Bahamas fell by both number
and value - 22.9 per cent and
21.3 per cent respectively - to
1,451 and $180.3 million. Res-
idential commitments fell in
value by almost 20 per cent
to $172 million, while those
for commercial properties
dropped by 42.9 per cent to
$8.4 million.

For 2006 as a whole, mort-
gage disbursements grew by
22.5 per cent to $607.9 mil-
lion, wth residential and com-
mercial disbursements up by
19.4 per cent and 56.1 per cent
respectively. Residential
mortgages increased at a
slightly slower pace, at 15.9
per cent compared to 16.1 per
cent in 2005.

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FURRY JENNINS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
8th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

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(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OLDE PUEBLO INC.

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

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Bimini, The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 347-2287, Facsimile No: (242) 347-2386
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate in a sealed envelope to the local office and addressed to:

The Tenders Board
C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P.,

The Bahamas

No later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday 25th day of June 2007,

Tenders will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on 26th June, 2007 at the office of the Tenders

Board, Ministry of Finance

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders





THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 5B
Mi eo S i SE i a ag 20
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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES |

CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
MURPHY TOWN, ABACO (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.






All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
| No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, :
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no eonfican Appraisal: $188,406.00

improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained . : :

and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly ___ to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
delineated. corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.

Appraisal: $167,580.00

The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.







INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY -
MUST SELL
Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
ELEUTHERA

Alll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 ona
plan on record in the department of Lands and Survey
as plan no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site
encompasses a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, living/dining
room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a unit to this structure
to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately $600 to $800 per
month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an area of 90.4 sq.

LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being
lot no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision,
situated in the central district of New Providence this
property is comprised of a 35 year old single family, single
story residence encompassing approximately 1,278 sq.
ft. of enclosed living area and inclusive of separate living
and dining rooms, and an average size kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms and an entry porch, of
7 approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by 2 wall unit air
conditioners. The property is at grade and level with good
drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of lawns and



ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is in very good shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with stone
condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications as walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing and a wrought iron gate in front there is a
approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also
flat and properly landscaped. has a concrete block storage shed measuring of approximately 143 sq. ft.
: Appraisal: $133,570.00
Appraisal: $177,412.00 Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th
corner right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property on the left side painted orange
This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately with red/white trim.

1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.



Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze

Nassau

All that lot of land having an aproximate area of 5,000 sq. ft.
| more or less being lot 1 of the subdivision Orchard

| Close,situated at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze Lane
and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of
Fox Hill Road, in the eastern District of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property encompasses a 16 year old single
storey house with an attached 1-bedroom apartment is the
principal improvement. The quality of construction is average
and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the building
is 8 years, besides the apartment. The house is comprised
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom dining room, kitchen
a utility area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation of Catered meals, also attached to the
house is an open back patio, with concrete block railing and climate control is provided in the house by ducted
central air-conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed, by chain link fencing in part and by concrete block walls

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
- ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft.,
this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,
front reom, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and
laundry room, with a total living area of approximately
. : 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car

garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped
with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.



: uke Appraisal: $235,638.00 : and metal gate in part. The grounds are fairly maintained, with minimal landscaping in place.
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Appraisal: $183,430.00
Bogue... nite ICR EE CR SS ioe ‘ ce Travel south on Bay Lily Drive turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right, subject property is
TREES 64 hea st hac 1st left painted white trimmed white. er a ee mena AE Har sevets





ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN

All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a two storey concrete and wood structure still under construction consisting of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space. The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper storey. The lower portion
of the building houses two units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining and kitchen spaces. The building is in average condition and appears
to be structurally sound. The building also demonstrates a need for schelued maintenance. The property is partially landscape with boundaries clearly
delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred ft of the property site.

APPRAISAL: $154,476.00



This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco





LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

Lr All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
Li fe re, subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
ee ae with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-
Ph fe 4 fe “ay si 380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
eit = & 7 bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control

— es! is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average.

| i cis asf Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to

Me eT all FER ERIM aa SEP} disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements
aasuttt Riera raat HE! a including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed
A EE EE E81 along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.



APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard,
go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION

All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour, comprising of Lot No.
7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit
consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
4 covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a
standard that was acceptable td the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00
per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



VACANT PROPERTIES





| | | | BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties
within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse
with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. 7
_ APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
tb subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately
acres.



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level.
This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511
sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00



Eee ae Pe A414 Cul PE uel eta
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851

To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com - Click on “Real Estate Mall” - Click on doorway “Enter Online Store”





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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELANDE PAUL OF
WEST END 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 31st day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



FROM page 1

CONSTRUCTION
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The ideal candidate will report directly to the Office Manager and provides
administrative support to one or more members of the Project Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Sending/receiving/distributing documents, faxes and alike

Performing all word processing, including letters, memos, reports and
documents as required

Arranging meetings, travel, copying, maintaining file system, file retrieval,
office supplies

Create and maintain spreadsheets

Attend meetings and prepare minutes

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in office
administration or relevant discipline, excellent typing skills and expert knowledge
of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction Administration. Self motivated with strong
/ management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
both verbally and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be
reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas



PROJECT SUPERINTENDANT

This ideal candidate will report to the Construction Manger and/or Project Manager. Supervises
the field construction, assists in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works staying
within budget, on schedule and to the quality specified.

» Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and review the project work with the Senior Superintendent
Supervise the construction in accordance: with the plans’ and specifications
Coordinate, schedule, monitor‘and direct‘the activities of the subcontractors and
suppliers
Review and implement changes
Monitor cost control and job costing, assist in review of monthly estimates
Management of safety program, quality control, quantity reporting, forecasting and
productivity
Quantity surveying, filing, site inspections, document control and payroll
- Keep CM/PM informed as to field changes

Job site logistic, expedite material deliveries, site coordination
Experience required in the areas of; roads & site services, R/O plant & sewerage
treatment, water park, hard and soft landscaping, structures and interior finishes,
mechanical and electrical

° Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training an asset with 5/10 years in building
construction means and methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts,
general conditions, subcontract documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential
and custom homes. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting, MS
Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work
Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:. jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manager. Assist in monitoring and
coordinating construction projects to ensure that procedures, materials and equipment
comply with approved project plans, specifications and samples, owner standards and
quality.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in coordinating, scheduling, monitoring and directing the activities of the
subcontractors and suppliers
Assist in the Change Control Processes
Provide documentation of construction progress to include shop drawings,
manpower, schedules, delays, changes, payments, and other events affecting the
project.
Prepare daily reports of project activities and other reports and analyses setting
forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions
Coordinate and assist with final inspections: monitor completion of the punch
list
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Construction
Management or related field plus five or more years associated work experience in
construction. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting,
MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands
and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

the goverment. debt to GDP
ratio from the 38.2 per cent it
struck in 2006-2007 to below
38 per cent this year.

A 40 per cent government
debt to GDP ratio has been
described by institutions such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) as a ‘danger
threshold’, as a country’s debt
service costs would likely be
too much and start to spiral
out of control, with interest
rates rising and the need for
an international ‘bailout’ grow-
ing.

Describing current govern-
ment debt levels as “manage-
able”, Mr Ingraham added: “It
is crucial to the soundness of
the fiscal position of the
Bahamas that we move quick-
ly to reduce the ratio of debt to
GDP, and not allow it to drift
upwards as it has in recent

ears.”

The 2007-2008 Budget effec-
tively picks up where the

Christie administration left off,

pursuing the same fiscal policy
objectives and sending similar

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‘fiscal prudence’ messages to
international investors, hold-
ers of Bahamian sovereign
bonds and credit rating agen-
cies.

While the objectives of elim-
inating the Government’s
annual fiscal deficit and reduc-
ing the level of debt-to-GDP
are the same, the FNM gov-
ernment appears to want to
achieve these much more
rapidly than its PLP predeces-
sor, given the commitment to
generating an annual recurrent
Budget surplus.

For the 2008-2009 and 2009-

2010 Budgets, the FNM is pro-

jecting that a $20 million recur-

rent Budget surplus will be

generated in both those fiscal
ears.

In 2008-2009, recurrent rev-
enues will reach $1.58 billion
and recurrent spending $1.56
billion, these figures reaching
$1.68 billion and $1.66 billion
the fOllowing fiscal year.

With capital expenditure
pegged at $225 million for
2008-2009 and 2009-2010 - the
same figure as 2007-2008 - the
total deficit for the former two
years is projected at $195 mil-
lion, $5 million more than for
the forthcoming fiscal period.

But stripping out debt
redemption costs of $100 mil-
lion under the GFS deficit
measurement means that for
2008-2009, the fiscal deficit is
projected at just $95 million or
1.3 per cent of GDP. And for
2009-2010, the fiscal deficit is

PM Ingraham commits to
‘recurrent Budget surplus’

forecast to be just 1.1 per cent
of GDP or some $85 million.

From 37.3 per.cent at the
end of the 2007-2008 fiscal
year, the government debt-to-
GDP ratio is projected to
decline to 36.3 per cent in
2008-2009 and 35.2 per cent in
2009-2010.

To achieve these financial
forecasts, which could easily
be knocked off course by
unplanned expenditures

_ caused by hurricanes and their

aftermath, the Ingraham
administration appears to be
relying on the same two key
tools as the Christie govern-
ment.

These are annually-increas-
ing revenues, driven by
enhanced administration and
enforcement, coupled with
strong import-related demand
and foreign direct investment,
plus expanding GDP - which is
created largely by the same
investment, buoyant Bahamian
and US economy drivers.

Both have the effect of
reducing the fiscal deficit and
government debt-to-GDP ratio
without the politicians having
to curb or reduce spending,
especially recurrent expendi-
ture, which might alienate the
public service and a substan-
tial bloc of votes.

To date, no administration
has emphasised reducing the
size of the bloated public ser-
vice from the bottom up, or
ensuring that Bahamian tax-
payers get value for money.

CONSTRUCTION
ACCOUNTING CLERK

' The ideal candidate will report directly to the Office Manager and provides: Lat
administrative support to one or more members of the Accounting Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Accountant/Controller in all aspects of accounting
Job Costing, monthly invoice reconciliation, bank reconciliation, payroll
AP/AR and Payroll

Purchase order preparation and tracking

Contract and Change Order preparation and control
Prepare and majntain spreadsheets

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree
in accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction
Accounting. Experience in accounting programs such as ACCPAC and
SAGE/Timberline software is an asset. Self motivated with strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally
and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: | MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

ELECTRICAL SUPERINTENDANT

This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manger: supervising the field construction, assist
in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works sayne within budget, on schedule and
to the quality specified.

Description:

e Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems.

° Job duties include planning, scheduling and providing work directions for all Electrical
work as required.

Processing of reports and related data.

Monitor & supervise all personnel under your control.

Ensure completions of detailed tasks are completed on time and within the budget.
Knowledgeable principles and practices of related disciplines.

Strong analytical, project management and problem solving skills.

Be able to interact at all levels with the client, consultant and contractors.

Review technical submittals.

Review drawings and coordinate with discipline engineers.

Participate in the preparation of Field Change Requests and Change Orders.
Monitor contractor’s inspection program and quality control program, drawings and
monitor as-built.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Electrical Engineering from an
accredited University or equivalent. A minimum of 10 years experience as an Electrical
Superintendent is required. Skilled in coordinating efforts with various construction functions.
Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems, construction means and
methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts, general conditions, subcontract
documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential and custom homes. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of programs required; accounting, MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE,
Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas





THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 7B |



a Toa a a eae ae
Laing: Budget an
‘FNM document’



@ ZHIVARGO LAING |
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

SCHEDULER

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he 2007-2008 bud-

get is completely

an FNM document

and in no way
reflects any PLP policies that
may have been in progress
when the government
changed hands, the minister
of state for finance said yes-
terday.

“This Budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,
we had no draft left for us to
consider. This was all work-

_ ing from the ground up,”

Zhivargo Liang said yester-
day after the reading of the
budget communication.

He added that the Govern-

, ment used the expertise of

Ministry of Finance staff to
compile the 2007-2008 Bud-
get, “but this is our Budget;
we own it”.

Expenditure

Mr Laing explained said
that included in the $255 mil-
lion capital expenditure Bud-
get, a rise of 13 per cent on
the provisions made for 2006-
2007, were a host of items for
schools construction.

As it relates to the Lynden
Pindling International Air-
port, Mr Laing said: “There

The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager and/or Construction Manager. This
position requires the preparation and maintenance of schedules, review of contractor schedules and
performing a.comparative analysis of those schedules, review of the schedule, cost and resource
loading with the project manager. Supports Business Development and marketing activities as it
relates to proposed project scheduling. Support project in claim situations. Responsible for the
protection and promotion of the interest of the company in all matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares summary and detail level schedules for a variety of project sizes

Develop full CPM logic generated baseline schedules for large and small projects

Perform monthly progress updates and create target comparison and periodic look-ahead
schedules. Monitor and track progress at detailed and summary level as necessary

Develop and update periodically cost loaded schedules when required

Participate in all project schedule review as required

Support Business Development and business unit marketing activities in the development
and preparation proposal presentations. This includes developing preliminary bar chart

schedules and staff charts

Prepare custom reports and attend project meetings to discuss schedule issues.

Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering.
5/10 years in Scheduling on building projects, large project experience is essential. Additional
experience in SAGE/Timberline Software, project engineering, field supervision or purchasing is
desirable. Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade
practices is a must. Conceptual ability to work with minimum information. Expert knowledge of MS
Office, Primavera and Project. Excellent oral and written skills required. Self motivated with strong
management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and

in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

MARMAT

Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

Mail:

ESTIMATOR

This ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager. This position requires the
preparation of estimates based on O/A design intent, construction drawings and documentation
and local conditions. Experienced in lump sum or construction management of commercial

and residential projects.

4
Duties and Responsibilities:

are funding arrangements
that relate to the indepen-
dent corporate entity that has
been established, where the
management contract that
has been signed will access
funding for that on its own.:
So you won’t find substantial
funds in the capital budget
for the Lynden Pindling Air-
port, even though there may
be some expenditures in
there.

Capital

“Also in the capital budget,
you will find provisions
being made to subsidise the
Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration, the Broadcasting Cor-
poration, Bahamasair. Those
are significant subsidies to be
provided for.”

He said the FNM is now
bringing itself up to speed on
the details of a sale of BTC.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said upgrading the
Lynden Pindling Internation-
al Airport and Marsh Har-
bour Airports were priorities,
and he hinted that they
would access the capital mar-
kets - possibly by way of a
bond issue backed by rev-
enues generated by passenger
user facility fees - to finance
upgrades.

Some $206 million or 14
per cent of Budget spending
is earmarked for debt interest
and principal repayment.





Duties and Responsibilities:





















Fax:



Mail:





PROJECT MANAGER

This ideal candidate will report directly to the Construction Manager. Plan, coordinate, direct and
supervise personnel, subcontractors and vendors engaged on projects ensuring that they complete
the work on time, within budget and to the quality specified. Will be responsible to protect and
promote the interest of the company in all matters.

Establish & maintain Master Progress Schedule

Maintain Owner, Architect, Subcontractor & Vendor.relations

Prepare Budget and Financial Reporting

Maintain General Contract and Subcontract Documents

Maintain Quality Assurance and Control

Establish & monitor administrative procedures for the project
Organize work & train staff organization on projects

Keep informed on requirements for insurance, Safety, Labor Relations, Employee Relations,
maintain EEO compliances, etc.

Assure applications for payment and collection are properly disbursed
° Keep management informed on progress of project and budget

° Perform other duties and take on other responsibilities as required

Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training with 8/10 years in building construction
means and methods. 10/15 years in Project Management, ICI & Residential; large project experience
is essential. Thorough knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, line and grade (survey), estimating
and engineering principals and techniques, as well as accounting principles. Familiar with various
construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs. Knowledge of
SAGE/Timberline Software, Prolog Manager and Primavera scheduling desirable. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
242-363-1279

MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766

Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

| NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

ATLANTIC BLOODSTOCK LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ATLANTIC BLOODSTOCK LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Robert P Surcouf
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret

St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands

Liquidator

Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

EVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
EVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
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SURVEYOR

The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager, preparing and maintaining
plans and records, conduct legal surveys to determine property boundaries and maintain
controls of lines and levels as stipulated in construction documentation for all structures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning, directing and conducting surveys to establish and mark property

Perform quantity take-off for all items incorporated in the project
Prepares level 1 to 5 estimates, participates in value engineering
Estimate and track labour, material and equipment costs
Tendering, contract negotiations and scope of work preparation
Support field staff in cost control and change order evaluation
Develops and maintains unit costs, prepare unit cost estimates
Assist in project planning and scheduling

“Provide support to the project team in all areas of cost control and estimating
Interact/liaise with subcontractors and suppliers

Prepare general conditions estimate

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in
engineering, estimating or construction management with field experience in general
construction, purchasing and accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 5/10 years in
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leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in
writing.

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Working with computers and electronic equipment to determine precise locations
Advising on matters related to legal surveys

Use techniques such as Cost Planning, Estimating, Cost Analysis, Cost-in-use
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Must have an orderly analytical mind and be prepared to work to very rigid time
schedules.

Must be accurate in all aspects of work.

Qualifications: The candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in geomatics

or survey engineering. 10/15 years in Construction Surveying in ICI, Residential Sectors

& Marine. Proficiency in MS Office with above average measuring, mapping and
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July 25-27 trial over;
Sir Jack’s 75 per cent.
Port owner claim _

ership may well have a benefi-
cial effect on the disposition
of the action even if not whol-
ly dispositive of it.”

Justice Allen indicated that
until Sir Jack’s disputed claim
to 75 per cent ownership was
resolved, no progress could be
made in solving the two sides’
differences, especially if it
came to offers from one side to

FROM page 1

who O\ns what quantum of
the shats in Intercontinental
Diversifie] Corporation (IDC)
and Fidujary Management
Services (IMS) is the central
issue in theyction herein, and
an order expditing the deter-
mination of Gestion of own-

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buy out the other. fe
“The central issue in this dis-°
pute is the percentage of the:
parties’ shareholding. We may-'
dance around it as much as we’
want, but in my view this mat- >

-ter cannot progress until that'®

issue is resolved. At this point
in time,m it is not known*
whether it is an equal share-:!
holding or a majority/minority”:
situation,” Justice Allen found. '
IDC is the Cayman: Island-.
domiciled holding corporation"'
through which Sir Jack and the‘
St George estate own 100 per’
cent of both Port Group Ltd
and the GBPA, although there «
is still some contention over”
whether the Government:
retains a 7.5 per cent stake in”!

_ the latter. 4

IDC in turn is owned by two’
companies, Seasheils Invest-*
ments and FMS, which both
hold 50 per cent of the com’
pany. Seashells is wholly-: .
owned by Sir Jack, giving him''
control of 50 per cent of IDC!

The dispute with the St_
George estate, though, centres '
on the IDC shares held by.’
FMS. FMS is jointly-owned''
50/50 by Sir Jack and the St®
George estate, and Sir Jack is’
alleging that this beneficial
ownership gives him control of. +
half - some 25 per cent - the
IDC shares held. by FMS, thus’
giving him a total 75 per cent-‘
stake. Mee

However, the St George
estate is alleging that FMS was?
a segregated accounts compa-'-:
ny and acted as an investment ~
vehicle for a number of invest+'*.
ments made by both the Hay-
ward and St George families:
Beneficial ownership of FMS +
did not translate directly into.’
ownership of the assets/invets-4

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way
3

SEE page 12 ___ ul

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(In thousands, except share amounts) 2006 2005
Assets

Cash and due from banks (Note 3) $ 86,276 $ 34,352
Interest-bearing deposits with banks , 100 568
Federal funds sold 710,000 75,000

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Is the oldest prrate school in The Bahamas
Ensures a seamhs continuity of education
and a strong sens of community

Offers arich curriclum

Is staffed by a talenig and dedicated teach-
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Isa place where excelinoe is respected and
pursued, where teachir and learning are
innovative and where cting for others is
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A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a
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A post graduate certificate in education ora
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make a commitment to work in harmony Queen’s College was establ ishd in Nassau in
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school is a part. ties (IAMSCU)

Securities (Note 4)
Available-for-sale
Held-to-maturity

360,250
160,712

309,915
417,165

2,294,164 2,192,811

(12,209) (17,837)

2,281,955 2,174,974

Loans and leases (Notes 5 and 21)
Aliowance for credit losses (Note 6)
Net loans and leases

81,570 86,935
$3,680,863 $3,098,909

Accrued interest receivable and other assets
Total assets

Liabilities
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 103,238 $ 99,937
Interest-bearing deposits (Note 9) 1,546,571 1,080,035
Total deposits 1,649,809 1,179,972

Federal funds purchased 904,000 810,000

Other borrowings (Note 1/0) 31 1,144
Accrued taxes, interest payable and other liabilities 125,794 129,059
Capital notes (Note /1) : - 25,000
Total liabilities 2,679,634 2,145,175

Stockholder’s equity (Note 14)

Common Stock—$100 par value; (authorized, issued and outstanding
984,742 shares in 2006 and 2005)

Capita] surplus 1,222,036 1,222,036

Accumulated deficit (319,286) (366,462)

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 5 (314)

Total stockholder’s equity 1,001,229 953,734

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Christie:

@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s plan for reducing
the Government’s fiscal deficit
will result in the elimination
of vital social programmes and
improvements to the country’s
infrastructure, his predecessor
said yesterday, describing the
2007-2008 Budget as lacking
creativity and ingenuity.

Immediately following
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham’s presentation, opposition
leader and former Prime Min-
ister, Perry Christie, flanked
by PLP MPs, held a press con-
ference to criticise what they
describes as a “disappointing
Budget communication”.

‘Mr Christie said the FNM
had shown it will only be
“managing” the economy and
the $20 billion worth of invest-
ments left in place by the PLP
government, rather than cre-
ating innovative measures that
will grow the economy further.

“This is further evidence that
the FNM government lacks the
vision of bold transformation
that was started by the PLP,”
the former Prime Minister said.

In both the Speech from the
Throne and the Budget Com-
munication, Prime Minister
Ingraham made reference to
balancing the Budget. Yester-
day, he said the 2007-2008
Budget projects a planned
récurrent surplus for the first
time since 2000-2001 which
was, he said, the first step in
the elimination of the overall-
fiscal deficit.

‘Mr Ingraham outlined plans
ta reduce the level of govern-
ment debt to GDP from 38.2
per cent in 2006-2007 to under
38 per cent in 2007-2008.

However, Mr Christie criti-
cised that idea, saying: “The.
achievement of a balanced
budget may form a theoretical
point and it: sounds good, but
the reality is that the elimina-
tion of the deficit usually
necessitates the reduction ‘or
elimination of vital social pro-
grammes, maintenance and
necessary: public infrastruc-

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ture.”

He added that when the PLP
came into power in 2002, two
important areas that had been
left in disarray because of the
‘balanced budget’ objective

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were the Lynden Pindling
International Airport and
Prince George’s Wharf, leaving
his government to scramble to
get them up to par.

Mr Christie said that when
they assumed office, the PLP
ensured that revenue sgrew
while infrastructure was put in
place

He questioned Mr Ingra-
ham’s plan’ to further amend
the Stamp Act, and said the
projection of stamp tax gener-
ating 27 per cent of govern-
ment revenues was unrealistic.

“I do not believe he will find
the slack that he is projecting,”
Mr Christie said.

He also cautioned Mr Ingra-
ham to be very careful in



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reviewing government con-
tracts and agreements, as this
review would make investors
nervous.

Mr Christie said that while

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 116 '

the FNM tries to ignore what
the PLP left in place, and have
turned their backs on the “bold
and courageous measures
launched by the PLP”, such as

Stamp Tax forecasts ‘unrealistic’

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July 25-27 trial over Sir Jack’s |

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- The Ministry of the Public Service, will
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~ Week. The Competition is open to Junior

~ and Senior High School Students. .

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”,

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

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
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KINGSWAY ACADEMY

a Melero Loy Teachers for September 2007

’ ,
|‘ Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
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j : Physical Education Teacher

| « Music’ Teacher

i ° Teacher for grades | through six

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| Mathematics: Physics
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75 per cent Port owner claim

FROM page 10

ments the company held, the
St George estate is alleging,
and one of the investments
happened to be the late Mr St
George’s 50 per cent stake in
IDC and, by extension, the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd.
Thus the St George estate is
alleging that it owns 50 per
cent of the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, with Sir Jack hold-
ing then remaining SO per cent,
rather than the 75 per cent he








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notice.



PUBLIC NOTICE
| INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, CLAUDINE STACHA
GIBSON of Winchester Circle intend to change my name
to DEANE ALEXANDRIA MONCUR. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Deputy Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama no later than
days after the date of publication of this

claims.

Yesterday’s ruling by Justice
Allen represents a victory in
the preliminary skirmishes for
the St George estate, which
had pressed the Supreme
Court to order a speedy trial
on Sir Jack’s 75 per cent own-
ership claim.

Fred Smith, a partner in Cal-
lender’s & Co and an attorney
for the St George estate, con-
firmed to The Tribune that Jus-
tice Allen had “ordered that
there be a speedy trial on the
ownership issue”.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NEOISHE PAUL OF #3
SEARIDGE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31ST day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

! Citizenship,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RONNIE MATHURIN of
SANDBANKS, TREASURE CAY, ABACO, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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- J.
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31st day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,. Nassau, Bahamas.

“NOTICE







NOTICE is hereby given that MARIE ODONISE MAZARD
- OF MACKEY 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 senda written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 31st day of May, 2007 to.the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

NOTICE



NOTICE is hereby given that GIANCARLO MAZZONI OF
DEBDON DRIVE, P.O. BOX F-40091, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 16TH day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas. |

office

Reconcile vendor statements
Data entry duties

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IT Support






networked environment.

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orders

Good communication skills

WiNoOING Bay
ARACG, BAHAMAS

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

e Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction

Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
1-3 years experience in a similar role

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

¢ Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and software issues

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

* Working knowledge of construction materials
e Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

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.

















He added: “The most impor-
tant matter will be determined
as we had applied for. The
estate is very pleased that this
matter will be determined
speedily. It will save costs and
provide a resolution to the
cloud of doubt that hangs over
Freeport in a quick and rea-
sonable time.”

Sir Jack and the St George
estate are back in court today
for a hearing on the Hayward
side’s application for the
removal/discharge of the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
receivers, Clifford andf Myles
Culmer of BDO Mann Judd.

An application by the
receivers and their attorney,
Brian Simms of Lennox Paton,
for further directions has been
postponed to await the out-
come of the receivership appli-
cation by Sir Jack.

Meanwhile, Justice Allen

FXO) aa OF

has also allowed IDC to be
joined as a defendant, although
the company will bear the costs
of its application to be joined.
The St George estate had pre-
viously asked that IDC and
FMS be restrained from tak-
ing any part in the proceed*
ings. ‘
On the St George estate’s:

request, Justice Allen ruled,

that the must show “that the-
shares are in fact held by.
[FMS] in trust for the estate,
and that they are acting im
breach of trust. "
“It is not enough for them
to show merely that there is a
serious issue to be tried as to:
the ownership of the shares”
Further, the plaintiffs have-
made [FMS] a party to this’
action, and I do not see how I
can restrain either [FMS] or'
IDC from taking part in the
action once they are parties”.
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NOTICE

BRITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
BRITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD. is in dissolution -

as of May 29, 2007. -

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

Liquidator — -

LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

FLUG CHART LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
-| (4)- of..the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
FLUG CHART LTD. is in dissolution as of May 29,

2007.

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Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

Liquidator.

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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 13B

Businesses shouldn’t use summer

interns as substitute employees |





@ By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG

_ AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Across the country, as mil-
lions of high school and col-
lege students spend the sum-
mer working as interns at
smail businesses, company
owners should be aware that
treating these young people
as unpaid workers could run
them afoul of federal and
state labour authorities.

Labour lawyers and human
resources executives, who
note that internships are
intended to educate or train
students and help them earn
school credit, say many small
businesses make the mistake
of using interns to do the
same work other staffers do.
Many use interns to fill in for
vacationing employees, or do
odd jobs around the office or
factory.

' If these interns aren’t being
paid, that’s a violation of the
federal Fair Labour Stan-
dards Act and also laws in
many of the states, said Marc
Zimmerman, a labour and
employment attorney with
the law firm Philips Nizer
LLP in New York. “You must
pay at least minimum wage
for all hours actually worked”
and overtime when applica-
ble, Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman said that
under federal law — which
sees an internship as a train-

ing programme — there are
six criteria that an internship
must meet. Fail to meet any
one of them, and the govern-
ment could consider the
intern to be an employee.

Intern

First, he said, the intern .
must receive training similar
to what he or she would
receive in a vocational school.
Second, the training must be
for the benefit of the intern.
Third, the intern must not be
displacing a regular employee
— in other words, doing a
regular employee’s work.

No. 4 is probably the acid
test: “An employer has no
immediate advantage from
the activities” of the intern,
Zimmerman said.

Fifth, the intern is not nec-
essarily entitled to a job at the
end of the internship, and
sixth, both the intern and the
employer understand that the
intern is not entitled to wages.
A student may be able to
receive a stipend, however.

Violating the FLSA can
subject a small business to
steep fines and penalties. A
company can also leave itself
open to federal and state
human rights laws violations
if an intern is not paid for
work and should be, Zimmer-
man said.

There are other legal con-
siderations, said Rick Gibbs,
a senior human resources spe-

cialist with the professional
employment organization
Administaff Inc. “There
could be liability issues in
terms of having a person
work in a dangerous situa-
tion, and certain require-
ments in respect to minor
labor laws,” if the intern is
under age 18, Gibbs said.

Beyond legal issues, intern-
ships can be problematic
because students need to be
doing tasks that will help
them learn — that’s what the
internship is supposed to be
all about. “Make sure the
internship is closely related to
some actual academic course
of study or provides practical
work experience,” Zimmer-
man said.

An owner should carefully
think through what the intern
is going to be doing — ideally
coordinating with school offi-
cials to determine what their
requirements are for giving
students credit.

Gibbs said owners need to
be prepared to commit time
and attention — either theirs
or staffers’ — to supervise
and teach the intern, some-
thing he said many fail to do.

“They don’t have time to
spend time with the person
and it becomes sort of a bur-
den to write the reports or the
performance reviews” that a
school often requires, he said.

It’s a good idea to put on
paper exactly what the intern-
ship will be about, to be sure

it accomplishes the school’s
and the student’s goals, Gibbs
said.

“You need to distinguish it
from a summer job or a per-
son who just wants to come to
work at a place to just put on
their resume,” he said.

But, Zimmerman warned,
you need to keep the govern-
ment’s requirements in mind
as you put the internship
together. No matter what
your intent is, the govern-
ment looking at the situation
might say otherwise.

“Just because you call
someone a volunteer, or. an
intern doesn’t make them
that,” Zimmerman said.

Vigilant

And, you need to be vigi-
lant throughout the course of
the internship to be sure the
student isn’t doing something
that could land your company
in trouble.

But in preparing for the
internship, Gibbs said it’s a
good idea to do the same due
diligence that owners do in
hiring regular employees —
that means screening and
interviewing the applicants.-

“They’re just like any other
employee,” he said. “There
are ones that show more ini-
tiative and take more respon-
sibility for their learning,
while others are just there for
satisfying their own class
requirements.”

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

FREEMONT LTD.
Registration Number: 142,643B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

, Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
| 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
| (No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of FREEMONT
| LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
_ has been issued and the Company has therefore been
' struck off the Register. The date of completion of the
‘dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

| GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
' Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
FREEMONT LTD.

' GSO Corporate Services Ltd.
| Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

RETAIL INVESTMENTS LTD.
Registration Number: 142,642B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of RETAIL
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of RETAIL
INVESTMENTS LTD.

eter



GSO Corporate Services Ltd.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD
Registration-Number: 126,892B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVII, LTD.

|

Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIV, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,894B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIV, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIV, LTD.

Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS OR-I, LTD.
Registration Number: 130,104B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section’
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act -
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE |

RESORTS OR-I, LTD. has been completed, a -
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. :
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st :
day of May, 2007. .

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of °
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS OR-I, LTD. .

(ja =
GSO Corporatd Services Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIII, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,893B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. —

The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st: fe

day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.

=

GSO Corporajd Services Lid.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,895B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution
of EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register. The date of completion of the
dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.

A ire
GSO Corporayd Services Ltd. _—~

Liquidator





PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Se aaa eee eee ee:
Stamp Tax to account for

76.5% of revenue rises

FROM page 1

When it comes to fiscal pol-
icy, Bahamian governments
have relatively few policy
options, the main objectives
remaining the same from
administration to administra-
tion, namely to achieve a ‘Bal-
anced Budget’ on the recur-
rent side; keep the Govern-
ment debt-to-GDP ratio below
40 per cent and as low as pos-
sible; eliminate the fiscal

deficit; and keep the ratio of
government revenues to GDP
at 20 per cent or above.

In many respects, the FNM
government is picking up
where the Christie administra-
tion left off, relying on foreign
direct investment and eco-

‘ nomic growth to translate into

revenue growth, while also
using the administration and
enforcement mechanism left
behind by former minister of
state for finance, James Smith,
to tighten compliance.

Stamp Taxes were particu-

2007
CLE/qui/00241

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being
Lot Number Sixty Three (63) situate approximately One Hundred and
Ten (110) feet West of East Street Grant’s Town in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and bounded on the North by Lilly of the Valley Corner
and running thereon Ninety-two and Forty-six Hundredths (92.46) Feet
on the East by Lot Number 62 1/2 on the plan of Grant’s Town the
property of the Church of God and running thereon One Hundred and
Fifty-three and Forty-two Hundredth (153.42) feet on the South by Lot
Number Seventy-six (76) on the plan of Grant’s Town filed in the
Department of Lands and Surveys and running thereon.Ninety-six and
Ninety-one (96.91) feet and on the West by Lot Number Sixty-two (62)
on the said plan and running thereon One Hundred and Forty-one and
Thirty-nine Hundredths (141.39) feet.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis
(Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased)

NOTICE

THE PETITION OF V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the
Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased) in respect of:-

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 63
situated on the southern side of Lily of the Valley Corner and
approximately 110 feet west of East Street in the City of
Nassau, on the Island of New Providence and bounded on the
North by a 30 feet wide road and running thereon 92.46 feet;
on the South by Lot Number 76 and running thereon 96.91
feet; on the East by Lot Number 65 the property of The Church
* of God and running thereon 153-42 feet; and on the West by
Lot Number 62 and running thereon 141.39 feet.”

V,.G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred
Kenny, Deceased) claim to be the owners of the unincumbered fee simple
estate’in-possession of the said land and has made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title to the said
dJand investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act. ,

Copies of the Petition and the Plan of the said land may be inspected
during normal office hours in the following places:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street North in the
City of Nassau, Bahamas; and

2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35 Buen Retiro
Road, off Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents, file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners
or the undersigned a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his Claim on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents will operate as bar to such claim.

LOCKHART & MUNROE
Chambers

#35 Buen Retiro Road

Off Shirley Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioners



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Pricing Information As Of:

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

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

AB
Bahamas Supermarkets

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

1.339837"
3.1827°**
2.662852**
1.244286°**"
11.4992

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 dally volume
(" Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

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

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

larly targeted under the for-
mer government, and in 2007-
2008 the Government expects
to collect some $399.4 million
from this tax, a major increase
of 37.7 per cent upon the
$290.057 million projected for
collection in 2006-2007.

“The increase in recurrent
revenue arises principally from
stamp tax, which has shown
remarkable growth in recent
years due to a combination of
robust property sales and
increased emhasis on revenue
administration,” Mr Ingraham
said.

“Stamp tax as a proportion
of total revenues is projected at
27 per cent, just behind cus-
toms duties at 41 per cent.”

The bulk of the 2007-2008
stamp tax increases is project-

i UBS

ed to come from two sources.
Stamp tax earned on real
estate transactions valued at
more than $250,000, where it is
levied at a 10 per cent rate, is
expected to increase by more
than $50 million, rising from
$47.257 million in 2006-2007 to
just over $98 million in 2007-
2008.

Stamp tax on imports is also
projected to rise by $50.951
million in 2007-2008, growing
from $148.8 million to $199.751
million.

Real property taxes were
projected to increase by 21.4
per cent in 2007-2008, com-

million - is expected to come
from real property tax imposed
on undeveloped real estate
owned by foreigners.

In contrast, customs duties,
which annually provide the blk
of government revenues, were
projected to rise by 5 per cent,
from $576.597 million in 2006-
2007 to $605.769 million in
2007-2008, a rise of just over
$29 million.

Mr Ingraham said the Bud-
get would look to harmonise
import duty rates, reduce the
cost of basic food items, and
reduce general costs for the
Bahamian public.

* Customs duty on pleasure
vessels, less than 30 feet in
length and 150 gross tonnes in
weight, is to be reduced from
20 per cent duty and 7 per cent
stamp tax to 5 per cent duty
and 1 per cent stamp tax.

* Customs duty rates on
doors and windows made from
plastic and steel are to be
reduced from 35 per cent to 25
per cent, bringing them into
line with the rates charged on
wood windows and doors.

’ * Customs duty on dish-
washers and dishwasher parts
has been reduced from 45 per
cent to 25 per cent.

pared to the current fiscal year,
growing from $70 million to
$85 million.
Of this $15 million increase,
the bulk of this - some $8.37

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:

nrbanamas@ubs.com or

3,450

904

1,200

5,000

Last 12 Months

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

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



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NOTICE

i Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given
that DAIMAN INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been struck off the
register of Companies by the Registra General effective from May

18th, 2007.

\

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator






NOTICE







PRESTAK LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
PRESTAK LTD. is in dissolution as of May 29, 2007.

1

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, PO. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

VA

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.



Interested persons should
send resume to:

c/o DA 18973P
P.O. Box N-3207

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earnings went straight back
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RoyalStar’s capital base, and
shareholder equity, at 2006
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as the economy expands.

Steve Watson, RoyalStar’s
managing director, wrote in
the company’s annual report
that it had benefited in 2006 ~
from the absence of any hurri-
canes and storm-related claims.
In 2004 the carrier, which has
operations and insures risks in
the Cayman Islands, the
Bahamas and Turks & Caicos,
was faced with claims result-
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Jeanne and Ivan.

Mr Watson said the five
classes of insurance for which
RoyalStar underwrites busi-
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motor, professional liability
and marine - all generated a
profit in 2006, helped by “a
complete lack of large loss
activity”.

“We believe most strongly
that no one class of business
should subsidise the other, and
that each class must be able to
operate as a profitable entity in
its own right,” Mr Watson said.

“Each class has produced a
profit due to our continue dis-
ciplined underwriting
approach, whereby we are pre-
pared to decline business if it
does not comply with our
underwriting procing or quali-
ty criteria. :

“Clearly, this can restrict
growth and does create chal-
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channels, but these are chal-
lenges that we are prepared to
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Mr Watson said 10 people,
almost 40 per cent of Royal-
Star’s 25-strong staff, had a
Chartered Insurance Institute
qualification, after Reginald
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Those of you who sent a prayerful card
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Those of you who gave flowers
and consoled us with God's Awesome power.
Those of you who cooked a meal.
and thought to enquire how we might feel.
ho helped i in so many ways

sin our darkest days. _



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gineers, ost Marks Native Baptist
lichelle Poitier, Algernon Rolle
ar 1 Ferguson, Mrs Doris Cash and
family Martin and Norman Chea, Senator Jacinta Higgs
and family, Ms Raymona Darling, Mr Arthur Smith and
family, Mrs Pearline Baker, Valree D. King, Pauline Nairn
and the FNM Yamacraw Association, Mrs Delis Bennett-
Rolle and family, members of the Juju Tree Sporting Club,
management and staff of Cedar Crest Funeral Home and
to all family and friends who may have assisted in any
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A part-time resident of Little Deadman’s Cay, Long Island for 34 years, died
peacefully at his home in Pittsburg, Pa.

He was married to Ginny Prozan Wellman and together they founded Sonshine
Swim Camp 27 years ago.

Willard was the Senior Pastor for 25 years at the Bethany Collegiate Church in
Philadelphia. This was the church founded by John Wanamaker, the famous
department store owner and who, at one time, was the Superintendent of the
largest Sunday School in the world.

Willard (affectionately known as Will) was born in 1912 in Minnesota. He
graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary
in Philadelphia. He raised three sons, who were frequent visitors to the Bahamas.

After his first wife died, he married Ginny Prozan, who had been Head Teacher
in several government schools in the Bahamas. They made their first home in
Georgetown Guyana, where Will was pastor of St. Andrew’s Kirk, formerly of
the Church of Scotland, and Ginny was Visiting Lecturer in Education at the
Guyana Government Teacher Training College. One day a week they taught
Religious Knowledge courses in the Presbyterian schools there. Will also developed
a lay leaders’ education programme to help fill pulpits in churches which had no
pastors.

It was in 1972 as they were returning from Guyana, that the Wellman’s bought
the lease on Little Deadman’s Cay, restored the home that was built there and
eventually founded the Sonshine Swim Camp. The Wellman’s spent their winters
there as well as directing the camp in the summers.

In Pittsburg he was called to be the Pastor of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church,
a church of 2500 members. After retiring, he served as Interim Pastor of eight
different churches in the area.

He will be sorely missed for his wonderful sense of humor and for his prayers for
the ill and bereaved he visited, on Long Island.

Memorial gifts in his honor are suggested to be given to

Sonshine Swim Camp and Scholarship Fund
C/o William Delancy
P.O. Box N7018
Nassau Bahamas

Contact person:
Ginny Wellman (412) 828-1048

or
William Delancy (242) 362-1224

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a resident of North Blanket Sound :
Andros, will be held on Saturday :
2nd June 2007 at Highway :
Pentecostal Church, Blanket Sound :
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be :
Bishop Ellis Farrington assisted !
| by other ministers. Interment will !
follow in the Blanket Sound Public :

| Left to cherish her memory are her :
| son, Doral Johnson; sister. Mirley !
| Conyers: brother, Antniel O. :
three adopted :
daughters, Rose Blanche, Yourterpy Riley and Inell Charlow; :
three grand-children, James Sands, Jackson and Nelan :
Johnson; six great grandchildren, Nelandra, Jarad, Osbourne, : :
Kaylia, Angel and Jarsano; daughter-in-law, Beverly Johnson; : Left to cherish her memory are, her children,
nine nieces, Dressler Brown of Miami, Florida, Queenie :
Hutchinson, Ermalee Lewis, Ava, Marguerite, Lorraine, !
- Maryann and Mariqutta Colebrook; three nephews, William :
Johnson, Berkley and Albert Colebrook; grand and great- !
grand nieces and nephews, Anthony Bowleg, William Johnson :
Jr., Haywood, Charles, Valdez, James and Lorraine Bowleg, :
Michalda, Coralee, Brunette, Dunetia, Corey, Brandon, :
Janique, Viola, Lornell, Michelle, Shantell, Shonell,
Antwonette, Angel, Algeria, Algernon, Donavon, Javon, :

: Carlton Huggins and Michelle Williams, her

Terrance, Dwayne, Michael, Philip, Jeffery, Jamarco, Dwayne, : ; , : :
: 7 e other relatives and friends including, Rev'd.

Mark, Jermaine, Andre and Antonio Lewis, Jermaine, Jerome !
and Jason Hutchinson, Linda, Brenda, Sandra, Claudette :
Mazehs of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; three god children, Helen :
Johnson, Margret Saunders and Administrator Ellen Newton :
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Norma :
Wallace, Ben and Cluadeh Bohl, the Woodside Family of :
Stafford Creek, Alma Scott and Erma McGregor and families, :
Rebecca Newton, Margret Riley, Israel and Urene Saunders, :
Pastor and Evangelist Curtis, Shirley Brown, Adline Fowler, !
Forfar and friends, Maneisha Roberts and the community of !
Staniard Creek, Blanket Sound and Stafford Creek families. :

| #84 Baillou Hill Road, from 10.00a.m. on
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's |
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. :

from 10.00am on Thursday until 6.00pm and on Friday in 9:00 a.m., until noon, and from 12.30 p.m. until

Blanket Sound Andros from 12.00 m.d. at the Church until ! service time at the Church

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a resident of Baillou Hill
Road and formerly ofSt.
Catherine Jamaica, will be
held on Friday, June Ist
2007, at The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
Baillou Hill Road. South.
Officiating will be Bishop
Andrew Stewart and other
ministers. Interment will
follow in the Southern
cemetery, Cowpen.and Spikenard Roads.












Karrian and Jordan; her parents, Claudius and
Elsa Hunt; her brother, Junior Hunt; her sisters,
Carol Hunt and Iclyn Provost; her nephews,
Kevin, France, Hakeem, Royann and Kavon; her
nieces, Vanessa, Melissa, Shellyann, Jamelia and
Morrisa; her uncles, William, Robert and
McKenzie Gordon; her in-laws, Leroy Provost,

Lavania Stewart and family, Rev'd. Dr. Mary
Nairn, Francis Demeritte and family, Sophia
Spass, Maureen Richards, and Irene Williams,
Carmen Johnson, Patricia and the family of Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

The Body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints,
Sweeting Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium,

Thursday until 6:00p.m., and on Friday from








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~ FHURSDAY, MAY’31,'2007, PAGE 5

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244 Market Street ¢ P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072

WONT SUM Ny OR TO) ae

. Hepburn, Martin Ferguson, Shayne & Kyle Hodge
_ & Ryan Baker; (4) Aunts: Deaconess Isabell Miller,

Walter Henry Campbell, 54

Ministries. Officiating will

will follow in
Woodlawn
Cemetery, Soldier Road.



Campbell; (2) daughters, Desiree James of Seattle

Morris; (I) Stepson: Fredrick Morris; (2) Brothers:

Campbell, Kenneth A. Clarke, Sherman Campbell,

of Moncur Alley off Kemp |
Road will be held on.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 |
at 11:00a.m. at Kemp Road |



Julia, Martha & Lilly Dean; (5) Uncles: Zephaniah,
Norward & Neville Dean, Elias Rolle & Edison
Miller; (10) Brothers-in-law: Rev. Oswald Nixon,
Dr. Harold Belizaire, Kenneth J. Clarke Sr., Andrew

_ Bastian, Bernard Ferguson, Rev. Tyrone Ferguson,
be Rev. Ivan Ford Butler |
assisted by other Ministers |
_| of the Gospel. Interment |
the |
Gardens.

David Hepburn, Keith Powlett, Brett Hodge &
Silvan Baker; (7) Sister-in-law: Robin Campbell,
Cynthia Hepburn, June & Debbie Ferguson, Wendy
Powlett, Kathleen Hodge & Linda Baker; Mother-
in-law: Hannah Ferguson; (I) Son-in-law: David

: James; (I) Daughter-in-law: Elvan Morris; (36)
| a ta _ Grandnieces & Nephews; (2) Great-grandnephews;
Left to mourn his passing are his Wife, Adrianna ©

Numerous Relative & Friends including: Monique

: _ Cooper, Wendy, Stephanie & Shavone Clarke,
Washington & Walternettte Campbell; (6)
Grandchildren: Julian James, Jason, Andrea,
Adrian, Cletonie & Emine; (1) Stepdaughter: Tanya |

Pamela & Claudette Nixon, Dax Stubbs, Lisa
Campbell, Philip Ingraham, Andy Collins, Tezel
Bowe, Mary Rolle, Thomasina Dean, Alrina

_ McKinney, Sandra Moss, Cheryl Rubilee, Oneezer,
Alfred Campbell of Orlando Florida & Prince |
Campbell; (7) Sisters: Hazel Cooper, Helena |
Clarke, Betty Nixon, Shirley Belizaire of Oberlin, |
Ohio; Gaynell Campbell, Ruth Bastian & Elizabeth |
Ferguson; (18) Nieces: Agnes Murphy, Deborah |
Cooper, Lavern Ingraham, Idena Nixon, Jasmine |
Collins, Tanya Sanchez, Dr. Jovita Moncur, Cherie |
Hicks, Chinyere Stubbs, Andrea Bastian, Able |
Marine Woman Tamika Ferguson, Keshla.
Cartwright, Desire Hitchens, Sonia Yeard, Tyronia |
Ferguson, E'layne Baker, Monica & Amanda Bain; ©
(22) Nephews: Gary & Farion Cooper, Bernard, |
Anastasius & Kenneth J. Clarke Jr., Wayne, John |
& Inspector Oswald Nixon, Delacy, Javan & ©
Donovan Belizaire, Corporal #2280 Jamique |

Luther, Haldore, Duncan, Bill And Bradley Russell,
Rev. Albert & Claretta Campbell, Basil & Ivan
Campbell, Rebecca Johnson, Zerlene Campbell,
Timothy & Sheddie Barr, Anthony, Solomon,
Edward, John, Doris & Fanny Rolle, Maxwell,
Lloyd & Lorenza Bethel, Rev. Esrum, Alphonso
& Joseph Lewis, Brenette Lewis & Susanna
Russell, Rev. Philip & Neville Campbell, Albertha
Stubbs, Rev. Lavinia Stewart & family, Ellen
Moxey, Fianca Rolle, Roxie Hutchinson, families
of Lowe Sound, Andros and the entire Kemp Road
Community

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL
HOME #244 Market Street on Thursday, May 31st

_ from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, April 2nd
Andrew Bastian, Troy Edwards, Nelson & Nathan |

from 10:00am at the church until service time.





PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007



ELIZABETH
CAROLINE GRANT
SMITH, 75

of Parker Street and formerly of Rock
Sound, Eleuthera, will be held on Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship Church of God
In Christ, Hay and Lewis Streets. Bishop
Garnet Gibson, assisted by Rev. Alfred
Duvalier, Rev. James Pratt, Rev. Frederick
Duvalier and Rev. Ali Burrows will
officiate. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She was predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Irene Symonette Grant Taylor and
father Mr. James Grant. °

Cherished memory held by eight daughters, Rev. Janet Smith Butler, Vanria
Smith Miller, Judy Smith, Patricia Smith Saunders, Bernadette Johnson
Whyms, Mellony Smith Williams and Latoya Johnson; two sons, Arthur Leroy
Lewis Smith (deceased), Edward "Lil Eddie" Sinith of Denver, Colorado: one
adopted son, James Rolle Hanna; 27 granddaughters, Yvette Smith Davis,
Louise Smith, Brenell Smith, Rev. Brenda Kemp Smith, Sandy Smith Burrows,
Cindy Woodside Thompson, Marjorie Smith Dean, Mishan Smith Johnson,
Elricka Smith Curry, Keva Smith Bootle McKinney trom Marsh Harbour,
Fashanette Smith, Sonovia Smith, Iesha Smith Russell, Norissa Evans, Meltina
Evans, Audrey, Violet and Ruthmae Whyms, Riesha and Samina Johnson: 24
grandsons, Ian Smith, Lynden Lewis Kemp (deceased), Dwayne Kemp. Romeo
Shadrack Smith from West Palm Beach, Errol Gilbert Smith, Reginald Taylor
Smith, Tabarr Wallace from West Palm Beach, Steven and Carrington Smith,
Dominique Miller, Angelo, Fabian, Alex and John Ross Smith, Jamal Saunders,
Marco Smith, Kevin and Charles Whyms, Antonio Hanna, Anthony Evans,
Kentroy Evans, Samuel Moss Jr., Latrell Moss and Antonio Butler; 17 great
granddaughters, Jantha Smith, Ivanna Smith, Ivarie Smith, Lauren Davis,
Britney, Dandra Kemp, Desray Dean, Doricka Dean, Fredericka Storr, Mya
Smith, Codia Bain, Keila, Bata and Kendra McKinney, Gabriel Thompson,
Danicka Whyms and Shantaria Smith;19 great grandsons, Ian Smith, Travis
Kemp, Henricko Brooks, Devon Paul Jr., Denzil and Malick Kemp, Emery
Burrows Jr., Jullian Smith, Javonte, Aakeem, Malick, Antonio and Jayvarr
Whyms, Jason Eneas, Kentasha Thurston, Marco Smith Jr. and Durantia and
, Desmond Dean Jr.; one brother, Elrige Smith; three aunts, Shirley Simmons,
Ross Green and Joyce Mackey Newbold; one cousin, Helen Strachan; one
daughter-in-law, Julie Smith; five sons-in-law, Bishop Gladstone Butler, Harold
Miller, Norman Saunders, George Whyms and Robert Williams; four sisters-
in-law, Patricia Smith Carey, Marina Smith Conliffe, Vanria Smith Woodside
and Persis Smith Bullard; two brothers-in-law, Michael Lerron and Dwight
Smith; three grand daughters-in-law, Kim Simmons Smith, Dedrey Hanna
Kemp, Debra Rolle Smith; five grand sons-in-law, Hansil Davis from Las
Vegas, Emery Burrows Sr., Charles Thompson, Bazil McKinney and Desmond
Dean.

Other relatives including Naomi Smith Backwood, Golden McDonald Taylor,
Coreen, Alrin Gardiner, Densil and Sharren Rolle, Wilsha Evans, Aldred
Kenny, Hensley Brooks, Shirley Gibson, Morice Brooks, Lewis "Lil Black"
Kemp, Hon. Bernard Nottage M.P. for Bain's Town and Rev. C. B. Moss of
the community of Bain's Town.

Conmontrealth Funeral Aome,
Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR



von
Sy es :

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A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at Breath
of Life Unity Church, First Street and Poincianna Avenue. Officiating will be
Bishop Garnet Gibson, Rev. Janet Smith Butler and Elder Judy Smith.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. to service
time.

EDITH ROSELYN
STUART BARRY, 89

of The Bluff, Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at John Wesley
‘s' Methodist Church, The Bluff, Eleuthera,
Rev. Carlos Thompson, assisted by Rev.
Charles Sweeting, Dr. Reginald Eldon and
es» | Rev. Dereck Glico will officiate. Interment
will follow in the church's cemetery, The
Bluff, Eleuthera.

\ Precious memory will linger in the hearts
of her sister, Fredericka Brown; brothers,
Bishop Theophilus and Cynthia Stuart,
Hewitt and Ruth Stuart; stepson, Conwill Keith O'Neil Saunders, numerous
nieces and nephews and their families including, John Brown of Louisanna,
Dr. Portia Jordan, Othella Missick, Darnell Miller, Gloria Glinton, Harcourt
and Christopher Brown, Mizpah Rich of California, Owen Brown, Donna
Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee, Gerald , Jack, Gregory, Emmet and Simeon
Stuart, Nurse Albertha Edgecombe of Fresh Creek, Andros, Jennifer Bastian,
Melrose Albury and Ocelia Williams, Ionie Diggiss, Dale Miller, Sherry
Rodgers, Sherryl Chea, Kendal, Gregory, Crestwell Stuart and Hewitt Stuart
Jr. of Arizona, Judy Watkins, Deborah Deal, Ellen Ash, Robert Hugo and
Eardley Barry, Shirley Woods, Marsha Ismae Hudson, Eloise Fernander,
Godfrey Barry, Karan Bethel, Rosemae Neilly, Carliemae Cambridge, Biafia
Barry, Eulecta Bain, Dunred and Juel Barry, Monique Greenslade, Annsettan
Barry, Rosie Sawyer, Franklin Barry, Iliene Carreres, Brendhilda Sawyer,
Sharon Sohmer, Stevia Barry, Arlington and Harry Barry; numerous grandnieces
and nephews and other relatives and friends and their families including Rev.
Dr. George Barry, Carl Stuart, Rev. Stanley Reckley, Eddison Neely, Mildred
Neely, Nellie Johnson, Virginia Neely, Margaret Saunders, Mable Gibson,
Attorney Cecil Hilton, Jane Newry, Sister Aleta Hudson, Phyllis and Rudolph
Grant; officers and members of The Methodist Church and the entire community
of The Bluff, North Eleuthera.

Special thanks to Mrs. Melrose Albury (niece), Mrs. Mildred Neely, Mrs.
Helena Neely, Mr. Patrick Pedican, Mrs. Pandora Darville (godchild), Ms.
Vivian Neely, Mrs. Majorie Heastie, Mrs. Elaine McDonald, Ms. Vineta Rowe,
Ms. Joyce of Jamaica, Ms. Roseda Lubin, Mrs. Margaret Saunders, Mrs. Jane
Newry, Dr. Ada Thompson of Nassau and the doctor and nursing staff of The
Bluff Clinic, North Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
in The Bluff on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.



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Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 © Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
Mr. Brennen Jeffery Munnings 38











of Montel Heights,
will be held on
Saturday, 2nd June,
2007 at Ipm, at
Revival Center
International,
Montel Heights.





Franklyn Miller
assisted by other
ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery,Old Trail Road.







He is survived by his three (3) daughters,
Amanda, Aaliyah and Crystal Munnings;
one son (1), Brennen Munnings Jr.; six
(6) sisters, Alice Black, Martha, Karen,
Patricia, Shonell, and Faylene Munnings;
| six (6) brothers, Vernal, Chris, Shervin,
David, Jimmy and Michael Munnings;
one (1) brother-in-law, Emmanuel Black;
two (2) sisters-in-law, Agatha and Vangy
Munnings; twenty-two (22), nephews,
eight (8) grand nieces, one (1), grand
nephew, three (3) uncles, five (5), aunts
and a host of relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.

















Friends may pay their last respects at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel Friday





church from’ lpm until service time.





Officiating Bishop |

10:00 am-5:00pm,and on Saturday at the

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Harewood Sinclair Higgs L.F.D.
President/Managing Director

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Rufin Saint
Charles age 70

a resident of Carib Road off
Mackey Street and formerly of |
St. Louis Drive Haiti will be held
on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Our
Lady's Catholic Church Deveaux
Street at 3:00p.m.



Officiating will be Rev. Father [
| Kaze Eugene and interment will be made in the Old Trail
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.

Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Gerivs,
Levoici, Natane, Eliana and Belane Rufin; three brothers,
Pizou Charles, Cellisn and Charlemagne Rufin; one sister,
Mrs. Clebert Sinelien; his godchild, Natasha Rufin; other
relatives and friends including, Charleriste Rufin, Albert
Sinelien, Celotel Jean, lejeune Aristide, Vernicia Charles,
Sylvain and Charilus Rufin, Estefene Michelien, Benita,
Niclasse and Paulette Norvil, Alide Mezadiev, Monise
Cherfrere, Enide Guillavme, Adrien, Derivs Dorvillus,
Rosette Rufin, Dievseul and Ermitha Estelhonme, Alberto
Toossaint, Elmizia Zaportre, Merce Grace Jeanty, Odis
Avrelhomme, Petit Jean, Octavis A vrelhomme, Denis
Pirre, Camericie Vilsaint, Alphoncia Lafrance, Tinord,
Norgelos, Cereel Metelos, Elyzabeth Rolle, Clerveus
Sinelien, Joseph Gelus, Elitane and Elitane Pierrelus,
Iracio Dezilien, Inefait Thelusma, Lisa Mezadiev, Harry
and Philoma Tima, Jean Civs, Savveur Dorant, Erold and
Wilcene Tatoune, Ciane Thelusma, Paulette Dorevs,
/ Antoinette Sinelien, Walestern Blanc, Yva Estelhomme,
Edison Joseph, Anie Civs, Jessie, Mille, Luckson, Celius,
Charecivs, Jurand and Saint Gerad Rufin.




Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home
on Thursday from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m on Friday from
2:00p.m to 6:00p.m and on Saturday from 9:00a.m to
2:00p.m and at the church from 2:15p.m until service time.



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— KRurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020 Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 « 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761



_ UZNOR
MUSGROVE, 85



Moss Town, Exuma.

He is survived by his wife, Areminah Musgrove; one son, Arthur :
Kenneth Musgrove of Fort Pierce, Florida; two adopted daughters, :
Dorothy Darling Yearwood and Sonia Morley; grandsons, John, Nero :
and Lavardo Musgrove; granddaughters, Judy, Violet, Theresa and Lisa i
Musgrove, Glendamae Knowles, Shenique Michael of North Carolina :
and Garnell Morley; great grandchildren, Lavardo, Darren, Wendell, }
Decoyo, Dartavious, Lacquito, John Jr., Clinton, Patrick Isiah, Patrick :
Jr.; Eltazio, DJ, Anfernee, D'Oventay, Daydawn, Lamika, Rejean, :
Jamora, Angrlicia, Destiny, Desha, Dasha and Sarina; granddaughter- :
in-law. Desmona Musgrove; grandsons-in-law, Charles O. Knowles,
Mike, Michael, Clint Morley; one daughter-in-law, Virginia Musgrove; ? Tammy, Nikita, Jacklyn, Georgette, Krystal, Ashley, Demetria, Sherell,
nieces, Cynthia Lobosky, Annmarie, Ivy Davis, Charley Musgrove, :
Birdie Curtis, Petral Russell, Latisha Smith, Rosetta, Yvonne, Shera, :
Delarise, Patsy Pinder, Virginia, Veronica, Maxine and Quanimae; }
nephews, Charles, Melvil, Japath, Alfred, Johnnie Butler, Robert :
Musgrove, Jeff, Sam, Ceasar Jr., Berkley, Joe, Morris and Audrey i
Clarke; sisters-in-law, Pearly Musgrove and Mytlean Clarke; host OL ¢
other relatives and friends including Maxine Bethel, Christine Clarke, :
Alexander Taylor Sr., the Saunders family. Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders,
the Hall family of George Town, Exuma, Erma Ferguson, Magnola :
Clarke and family, Arnola Holbert and family, Theadore Bethel, Vera }
Munroe and family, Foster Clarke and family, Sharon Wright and }
family, Fred of Omaha, Nebraska, Hosea Musgrove Sr. and family, :
Rodney Musgrove and family, Stanford Musgrove and family, Francina i
Forbes and family, Mike Cornish of New Jersey, Rosey and family, :
Linda Galvin, Hidey Rubil and family, Clement Rolle and family, :
Donald DeGregory, Rodney Carey, Felix Bowe, Donald McPhee and :
family, Theresita Rolle and family, Myrtis Deveaux, Eunis Munroe, i
Mrs. Houseman, the entire Exuma Branch of the Free National :
Movement, the Exuma District Choir, the entire Moss Town and :
Hermitage Community; the following and their families, Mrs. Edna :
Bain, Mr. Cedric Ferguson, Mr. Harold Major, the Dames, the McQueens, i
Mr. Leo Knowles, the Adderleys, the Armbristers, the Bains, the Barrs, :
the Bethels, the Bodies, the Bowes, the Browns, the Bullards, the :
Burrows, The Coopers, The Darvilles, The Davis, The Deans, The :
Fergusons, the Flowers, the Gardiners, the Gibsons, the Glass, the :
Grays, the Johnsons, the Kemps, the Lewis and the entire William's :
Town, Ramsey and The Forest communities of Exuma. :

of Moss Town, Exuma, will be held on =
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at The E.C. }
McKenzie Memorial Auditorium, }
Ramsey, Exuma. Officiating will be Rev. :
Randy Musgrove and Rev. Dr. C.W. :
Saunders, assisted by Rev. Cedric Smith, :
| Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke and other ministers. !
Interment will be in The Public Cemetery, !



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The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
: on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the Auditorium, in
: Ramsey on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

CLEOPATRA "CLEO"
GIBSON, 32

of Turtle Drive, Carmichael Road and
formerly of Mastic Point, Andros, will
be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Mary Magdalene Anglican Chruch, North
Mastic Point, Andros. Officiating will be
Father Shazzasbazzar Turnquest.
Interment will be in the church's cemetery,
North Mastic Point.

She is survived by four daughters, Toni
and Tornique, Victoria and Hope Lewis; two sons, Tony Jr and King
Newton; one grandchild, Jaydon Newton; nine sisters, Bernice
Colebrooke, Vernita and Mae Newton, Lafron Barr, Dorothy, Margaret,
Peggyanne, Eldrice and Edith Gibson, three brothers, Andre, Yourick
Jr. and Gergerson; fiancee, Patrick Lewis; 20 nieces, Shakela, Shaneal,

Andreka, Andria, Daneska, Anishka Colebrooke, Barbarnique, Nikiva
Tyler, Antionette, Arnette, Brinique, Youricka and Deniqua Gibson; 19
nephews, Navardo, Kevin Colebrooke, Orlando, Andrew, Bernard,
Daneiko, Andre Jr., Travis, Trevor Jr., Trevon, Shaquille, De'shano,
Cleveland, Duran, Sean, Jamal, Dario and Jason Gibson; 14 grandnieces
and nephews; four aunts, Sylvia Strachan, Murael and Merely Rahming
and Coral Edwards; six uncles, Erick, Mervin, Drexel, Vincent, Larry
and Barry Rahimng; three brothers-in-law, Pedro and Tevor Newton
and Jackson Colebrooke; two sisters-in-law, Floridamae and Glendina
Gibson; host of other relatives and friends including the following and
their families, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Bowleg, Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Woodside,
Mr. and Mrs. Johnathon Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Canter, Mrs
Sheila Rolle, Ms. Henretta Rolle, Venus Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel
Martin, Harold Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Colebrooke, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Storr, Mildred Munnings and
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Thompson; also Lueann Russell, Tony Newton Sr.,
Lincoln Davis, Nelson Smith, Bally Munroe, Triann Colebrooke, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Rolle, Virginia Newton and family, Leotha Riley,
Emmerson Dixon, Vera Woodside, Robin and Sean Roberts, Dr. Kirk
Lewis and Antonio Mackey.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road
and Fifth Street on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the
church in North Mastic Point on Friday from 12:00 noon until service
time on Saturday.



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EAST SUN RISE MORTUAR

Fy

‘A New Commitment To Service’
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Julian "Cobbler" Butler, 36

of Goiden Gates #2 will be held on,
Saturday at [IT a.m. at Shaw Temple |
A.M.E. Zion, Baillou Hill Road and

Peter Street. Officiating will be Rev. |
Kendal Mackey assisted by Rev. [
Tvrone Green. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Gardens, J.F K. Drive.





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He is survived by his parents. |
William and Vernetta Butler: 4
daughters. Julia. Tremaine. Arniqua
and Juliann Butler: | son, Julian Jr.;
special friend, Elvamae Johnson: 5
adopted children, Toya, Tiffany.
Bridgette, Leslier and Oneal Johnson:
4 brothers, Rudolph, William Jr.,
Dewitt and Anthony Butler; 2 sisters, Raquel Butler and Karen
Simmons; | brother-in-law, Frederick Simmons; 2 sisters-in-law,
Vernice and Elsie Butler; 2 adopted brothers, Romeo Russell and
Bradley Moss; 8 uncies, Samuel, Elexnder and Elpheus Butler, Bernard
Edward, Kirklin, Ednol and Herman Nixon of Waterford, Eleuthera;
12 aunts, Francina Watson, Cathlean Butler, Beatrice Edgecombe,



Luella Watkins, Essie McPhee of South Bay, Fla; Pecola Mackey of

Delroy Beach, Fla; Lillian, Ruthmae, Mary McPhee, Lillian Solomon,
Karina Butler, and Sylvia McPhee; | grand aunt, Lucy Knowles; 10
nephews, Abraham, Larenzo, Justin, Dewitt, Kenwitt, Devon, Denzil,
Daquonn, Irendo and Anfernee; 12 nieces, Raqueria, Raunice, Blanch,
Ragina, Jenniemae, Keshie, Ladia, Laquell, Davonnia, Shaquae,
Tatyanna and Nikaila; other relatives and friends including, Gladys
Lightfoot and family, Angelene Pierre and family, Anthony Nesbitt
and family, The Saunders family, Roslyn Taylor and family, Eugenie
Smith and family, Lloyd Butler, The Gibson family, Bobby Ambrose
and family, Yvonne Woodside, Bessie Green and family, Peter Whyte
and family, Paul Roberts and family, The Davis family, Dr. Patrick
Cargill, Shereka Hart, Rev. Kendal Mackey and family, Henderfield
and family, The Winters family, Fred Neely and family, Iva Johnson
and family, Trevor Scott and family, Wendy Rolle and family, The
Ambrose and Kelly families, Craig Williams and family, Iva Evans
and family, Derrick and Beverly Cash, The Trauma Team of Princess
Margaret Hospital, the family of Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church,
the family of In Christ Ministry and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday and at the Church
from 10 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

EAST SUNRISE MORTUARY.

“A New Commitment To Service”

' #27 Rosetta Street, P.O.Box C.B. PrLew) een o EU

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323-EAST — (242) 326-4209 Fax: 356-2957







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Yager Limeral Flome (* Crematoriuan

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 ¢ Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

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WILBERT RICHARD
MATHER. 69

of Emmanuel! Wav High Rock,
Grand Bahama wiii be held on
Saturdav June 2nu 2007 at 1:00
p.m at St. Nicholas Anglican
Church. High Rock. Officiating will
be Rev. Erma Ambrose, Rev. Jan
Claridge, Rev. Fr. Norman
Lighbourne. Rev. Fr. Dwight Bowe
and Rev. Lawerence Pinder.
Interment will be made in the High
Rock Public Cemetery.

















































Left to cherish his percious memory

are his loving devoted wife of forty
nine years Grettel Mather; 4 sons, Ken, Leroy, Tyrone and Calsey
Mather; 5 daughters, Estella White. Donna Sears, Magdalene and
Rosebella Mather and Cindy Garland; 21 grandchildren, Kenya Louis,
Kendrick, Ken Jr. and Kenderia Mather, Dania Woods, Danera Wilson,
Vanna and Tazia White, Devin, Devon, Senio and Michael Sears,
Brianique, Leria, Alliyah and Leronique Mather, Remiko Pinder,
Damia and Diamondz Higgs, Jareo McPhee, and Jamal Garland; 3
great grand children, Azhalique Woods, Keyajah Louis and Kendrick
Mather Jr.; 3 sons-in-law, Michael Sears, Franklyn Garland and P.C.
217 Archie White; 1 daughter-in-law, Renae Mather; 2 grandsons-
in-law, Ernest Louis and Jayward Wilson; 3 sisters-in-law, Louis
Murphy, Ethelyn and Deborah Hield; 3 brothers-in-law, Nehemiah
Sr. and Percy Hield and Godfrey Murphy Sr.; 1 uncle-in-law, William
Cooper; 2 aunts-in-law, Brenda Lynes and Anna Russell; 3 nieces,
Loretta Mather, Betty Newman and Rosalie Cancino; 3 nephews,
Allan, Rusty and Atwell Newman; 21 grandnieces, Izona Burrows,
Shawn and Tanya Mader, Sherry Hanna, Melinda Rollins, Natasha
Thompson, Natasha, Arimenta, Sandradee, Nickia and Atlene
Newman, Arnett Heild, Carol Hepburn, Marilyn McPhee, Donella
Mackey, Portia Hanchell, Keisha Turnquest, Karla, Sabrina and
Marsha Murphy, Edith Bodie and Charles Swann,; 19 grandnephews,
Brennell, Clayton, Oscar, Quinston, Ricardo and Trevor Newman,
Godfrey Jr., Don and Marlin Murphy, Charles, Ashley, Nehemiah
Jr., Alvin Sr. Omerit and Alvin Hield, Keith Hepburn Sr., Ian McPhee,
Edison Mackey and Dwayne Swann, numerous great grand nieces
and nephews, his extended families, Prince and Coramae, Romeo
and Virginia Bridgewater, Anischa and Pearline Miller, Sheldon
Knowles,Shonny Jolly, Etterine Smith, Idell Frazier of Dania Beach
and Patricia Hall, his godchildren, Beryl Bridgewater, Alexander
Cooper and Whitfield Thompson and a host of other relatives too
numerous to mention

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Yager Funeral
Home and Crematorium on Thursday from: 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
and at the church an Seturday from 12:30am. t ce tlie.



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Butler s Si neral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS



MR. DENIS PAUL
LEDARD, 58

of Resolute Road, Lyford Cay and formerly of Rouen,
France will be held on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Sandyport.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lloyd Smith. Interment will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums,
John F. Kennedy Drive.

He is survived by his Wife Maddie; Two (2) Sons:

Ledard; Two (2) Grandchildren: Alex and Molan; Two
(2) Brothers: Luc and Alain Ledard; Two (2) Sisters:
Jannie Ledard and Monique Desfrieches; Nieces and
Nephews: Arno, Siwany, Armelle, Sophie, Pierre, Olivia
and Emilie, Sharon, Prisca, Michele, Denise Francis,

“Kiki”, Phylia, Anysh, Idanya, Dayna and Nadia Clark,
Anton, Vance, Kyle, Dane Johnson, Gary, Michael,
Larry, Allan, Sidney Francis, Rodney Jr. and Ron
Johnson; Four (4) Brothers-in-law: King Errisson,
Rodney Johnson, Gerone Clark and Henry Shivers; Five
| (5) Sisters-in-law: Aris Francis, Agnes Errisson, Joanne

& family, Tony Miaoulis & family, Nick and Charlie

: Klonaris, Quentin Porter, Sara and Jason Calendar, the
: entire staff of Tempo Paris, Bay Street and the Mall at
| Marathon, Polo Shop, Bay Street, Yanshak Investments,
| Caribbean Color Ltd., Polo Jean Company, the entire
: staff of Bay Street Merchant family, Executive Team of
Debbie Hall, Ronette, Thelanese, Joanne, Tameka, Illisia |

Mr. Antonio Hanna and Deo Dano Clarke and many

others too numerous to mention.

_ Viewing will be at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
: and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Wednesday
| from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on
| Thursday from 10:00 a.m.

until service time.

MOSRSSPISRHERRETEVRAESET

Sem iz

ES

i Johnson, Pastor Luisa Clark and Stephanie Shivers;
: Aunts and uncles: Edward Johnson, Cecil and Leroy
: Brice, Inez Ferguson, Madeline George, Gwendolyn,
: Petrona and Curlina Cox; A host of other relatives and
' friends including: Curtis Martin, Henry Brice & family, |
: Police Superintendent Nigel Clarke & family, Buena.
: Sright, Galen and Ava Saunders, Ruben and Rachel Fox
: and the entire staff of EWE Co., Ltd. Joe and Jane Lewis
: of Lyford Cay, Tony Driver, Jacque and Jacquelyn Mazr,
Cheryl and Paul Andy Gomez, Pepper Johnson, Joyanne |
' Archer & family, the Serette family, Sean and Bridgette
: Serrette, Spethen and Bassie Serrette, Willie Wong,
| Denise Carey & family, Campbell Cleare, Valentine
: Grimes & family, Jonathan Simms, Captain Kirk Carey
| & family, Dr. Anthony Davis & family, Dr. Dean T.,
: Dr. Carlos Thomas and Loretta, Dr. Nigel Lewis, Dr.
| Ren-xun, Dr. Tony Carey, Dr. Clive Gaskins, Franklyn
: and Sharon Wilson, Hon. Perry and Bernadette Christie,
' Tony “New York” Lela, Leonardo and the entire Dean
| family, Dr. Vantoorem, Dr. Michael Ingraham, Judge
: Marilyn Meres, Bookie and Inez Johnson, D’ Anne Barrett,
| Dorinda Spahr, Albert Dayon, Claude Harroch, Alain
: Forciinni, Nanou Cohen, Sammy and Donna Omary,
: Robert and Nellie Cohen & family, Emilie and Bridget
| Amzalag & family, Tina Berdenis & family, Ingrid
: “Shelly” Forbes, Brendon Foulkes, Jill and George
: Diamianos, Harvey Keleecome (Belgium Consulate)
) : and Dominic, Thierry Bouef (Bahamas French Consulate)
Lorenzo and Yannick; One (1) Daughter: Shakara :

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‘| Butler’ s Huneral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N- a. Nassau, Benen

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MRS. VIRGINIA MIRIAM
CURRY, 77

of Marathon Estates and formerly of |
Snug Corner, Ac ins will be held on
Saturday, June 27°, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
at Church of God of Prophecy, East
Street. Officiating will be Pastor Dale
Moss Assisted by Associate Pastor
Stephen Greene and Associate Pastor f
Terrance Forbes. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her Four (4) Daughters; Edna Rolle,
Gloria Neely, Mizpah Hall and Stephanie Johnson; Two (2) Sons;
HMP CPL. Andre’ Curry and Dr. Dario Curry; Eight (8) Adopted-
children; Gilbert Paul, Patrick Glinton, Roslyn Collie of Freeport,
Euricka Rolle, Reggie Sweeting, Enjoli Musgrove, Tyrone Ferguson
and Benjamin Pratt; Thirty-three (33) Grandchildren; Antoinette
and Anthony Pratt, Macito and Bolera Glinton, Antoine and Pamela
Rolle of Boynton Beach, Florida, Alaric and Aja Rolle of Houston,

Texas, Patricia and Sydney Curtis of Eleuthera, Shemica Neely of :
Miami, Florida, Terez, Tomeko, Tadashi, Darrion, Jamal and Monique
Curry, Tiffany Adderley, Frank Ellis III, Morganna, Santerio, Marshanna_
and Mardonna Johnson, Darika, Dariane, Daria and Anterio Curry, }
Janae Hall, Nigia and Elleria Mackey, Gregory and Gilbertha Paul :

and Patrick Jr.; Eighteen (18) Great-grandchildren; Two (2)

~ Daughters-in-law; Sylvia Curry and Portia Scott-Curry; Three (3) :

Sons-in-law; Basil Rolle, Delsworth Neely and Jeffrey Hall; One (1) :
! Munnings; Thirty (30) Grandchildren: Denice and Nakia Bowe,
Francita Cooper, Zilpha Mackey, Julia Davis, Dorothy Coakley, Olive :
Hanna, Alma Russell, Mable Dean and Albertha Davis; Three (3) :
Sisters-in-law; Loretta Burrows, Ismerlene Ferguson and Agnes }
Britely-Ferguson; Forty-four (44) Nieces and Nephews and a host :

Sister; Lenora Evans; Nine (9) Adopted-sisters; Patricia Bethel,

of other relatives and friends including; Pastors; Dale and Dianne
Moss, Stephen and Jancy Greene, Terrance and Terrell Forbes, Shelton
and Shelly Beneby, Minerva Pratt and family, Charles and ‘Cynthia
Johnson, George and Damaris Thompson and George and Alice Beneby

Rolle, Patrinella Rolle, Patrick and Doreen Musgrove and family,
Albert Daxon and family Alex and Sandra Cooper, Arlene Thompson,
Desmond Peters and family, Mary Moss, Betty Cox, Life Transformation

: family, Friendship Travel and Birthday Club, The International Free

: and Accepted Mason and Order of Eastern Star, Essie Chapter#45, St.
: John Lodge#3, Princess Oziel#3, Rochelle Flowers Court#42 and the
: entire community of Marathon Estates and others too numerous to
: mention. .

Viewing will be held at the Progressive Liberal Party Head Quarters,

: Farrington Road on Thursday from 12noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday
: at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
: York Streets from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the

church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

MRS. LOUISE
MUNNINGS-NIXON, 78

of Lyon Road will be held on Saturday,
June 2nd 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Blue Hill Road South.
Officiating will be Rev. Alfred Stewart
and Minister Cranston Evans. Interment
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old
Trail Road.

She is survived by Two (2) Sons:
Rodney Munnings and George Nixon; Three (3) Daughters: Emma

Thompson, Onya Stuart and Reneldia Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;

One (1) Adopted Daughter: Joan Tisdall of Miramar, Florida; One
(1) Son-in-law: Jackie Thompson; One (1) Daughter-in-law: Charlene

Roy, Rio, Kimberley and Yvette Stuart, Therez Thompson, Patricia
Wilson, Bernard Curry Jr., Rodney Jr. and Ricky Munnings of Las
Vegas, Ryan, Randy, Ashley, Lamark and Desha Munnings, Kelly
King, Monique Cartwright, Carla Taylor, Sophia, Joanne, Dwayne

: and Deana McKenzie, Tonya Capron, Rico Seymour, Lance and
! George Nixon, Shawn, Shan and Stephanie Butler; Eighteen (18)
: Nieces; Twenty-one (21) Nephews; Numerous great-grandchildren
: and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and
of Plantation, Florida; Bishops; Samuel and Helen Alleyne, Cephas :
and Clothilda Ferguson, Joseph and Roslyn Swann, Arthur and Ivamae
Ferguson, Edna Cunningham and family, Sandra Cunningham and ;
family, Beulah Sands and family, Lunn Thurston, Matthew and Denise

friends including; His Excellency the Honourable Arthur D. Hanna
and Mrs. Hanna, Rev. Lavania Stewart and family, Bishop Randy
Frazier and family, Monsignor Preston Moss, The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church family, Ball’s Alley and Lyon Road

: communities.

: Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes and
Centre, Shirley Street, The Love Centre Ernest and York Streets and :
a host of other relatives and friends including; The PLP Stalwart :
Councillors Ladies Branch, Marathon Branch, Ron O. Pinder and :

Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. On Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



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Riverside Guneral C hapef
“Where the river lies still.
24 ee A DAY
“Serving The Bahamas With Pride”
Frank M. ‘CooPER “ Funeral Director
“Professional People Who Care”



Cockburn Town
San Saleader, Bahamas
‘Telephone:
(242) 331-2642

Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Bax GT. 2305
Neassax, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellulax: (242) 395-8931

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

LETECIA
OUTTEN, 32

will be held on Saturday, June
2nd 2007, at 11:00 am at the
Church of God of Greater
Chippingham. Officiating will
be Bishop C. Dennis Lefrenier,
assisted by Minister Antonio
Steele, Minister Troy Hanna
Bishop. Interment will follow in
the St Joseph's ‘Cemetery.







Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Trevor
Outten; three sons, Travis, Tervano, and Trevor Outten |
Jr.; two daughters, Terez and Trevonia; her mother, Marilyn
Jarrett; stepfather, Joel Jarrett; grandparents, Neville and
Maggelita Knowles; one grand-aunt, Jemita Gordon; three
brothers, Mark Knowles, Jamaal McCleary, Veronique
Tinsdale; mother-in-law, Judy Outten; father-in-law,
Barrington Outten; three sisters-in-law, Terah Fisher, Janine §
Outten and Tina Brown; three brothers-in-law, Trell,
Dwayne and Carrington Outten and Jamall McKinney;
eleven cousins, Paul Alexander, Damian Alexander,
Maryann Baptiste, Tanya Alexander, Andrew Evans, Anita
Roye, Patricia Evans; two nieces, Tia and Rebeca; eight
nephews, Randolph, Jordan, Jamall Jr., Ryan, Mark,
Marcus, Dwaymont, and Charon, a host of other relatives
and friends including, Janet, Lilian, Shantell, Sharmaine,
Linda, Lorraine, Susan, Laurie, Deshan, The Outten family, |
The Hamilton family, The Neily family, The Management
and Staff of Kentucky Fried Chicken (K.F.C.), The |
Management and Staff of the T.G. Glover Primary School, |
the Church of God of Greater Chippingham, the Department §
of P.M.H. Female Medical Ward II, The Farrington Road |
family, Lorene Walker, Sidd Edward, Parry Williams,
Mildred Knowles, Lakeisha Roberts, Tyronne Tinsdale,
Latoya Davis and Collin Green.

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market
and Bimini Ave. on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the
church.

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ORS

‘¢)) Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O. Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
oe Anita Lewis, 66

of Edelweiss Ave., Garden Hills #3
and formerly of Governor s Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held Saturday
11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Anglican
Church, Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Fr. Jonathon Archer
assisted by Fr. James Moultrie and
Fr. Don Haynes will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Public
Cemetery, Governor's Harbour.









She is survived by three daughters,
Coral, Judy and Sharon; four sons,
Christopher and Craig Lewis, Paul
and Morris; fourteen
grandchildren, Craig Jr., Camille, Christopher and Codero,
Kenyanna and Antonio, Paul Jr., Pryria Pachino, Darren, Ladarcia,
Dino and Danair, Dario and Daria; four sisters, Kathleen
McKennie of Waukegan, Ilinois, Prudence Knowles, Rose Nairn
and Andrea Hanna; four adopted sisters, Brenhilda Williams,
Leronnie Stubbs, Carolyn Sands and Sandra Knowles; five
brothers, David Hepburn, Addington Culmer, Charles and Eardley
Hepburn and Eric Curtis; adopted mother, Bloneva Stubbs;
adopted brother, Mike Stubbs; daughter-in-law, Chrystal
Lewis; sister-in-law, Jan Curtis; brothers-in-law, Alex McKennie,
_Leroy Knowles, Michael Nairn and Jehu Sands; fifteen nieces,
Elaine, Judy, Cynthia Hepburn, Veniece Rolle, Catherine Stubbs,
Crystal Knowles, Kelly, Leshanye Johnson, Vestina Hepburn,
Talga Hepburn; seventeen nephews, Todd and Ivan Hepburn,
William and Larry Crane, Devon, Delano and Delmar Hepburn,
Calvin, Carl and Correy Knowles, Conrad Hepburn, Keigan
-Culmer, Chaz and Shakeil Hepburn, Jason Nairn and Frank
Hanna; one aunt: Joanne Clarke; one uncle, James Stubbs;
numerous grand nieces and nephews; many other friends
and relatives including, Paula, Sandra, Stephanie, Eleanor, Faye,
Arthur Johnson, Keith and Wendy Armbrister, Dr. Ronald and
Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Lochan and Mrs. Lochan, Lowell Bethel,
Sonya Knowles, Patricia Graham and Elaine Scavella, Arthur
Duncombe, Derek Bennett, Melissa Green, Leona Laing, Debbie
and Ansel Watson, Brian Young, Sean Ferguson, Mario and Tessa
Stubbs, Virgina Stubbs, Wendy Colebrooke, Rudy Hanna, Ms.
Mcqueen, Mr. and Mrs. Percentie, Betry Griffin, James Carey,
Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Taylor, Charles Strachan, Philip Coakley, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
Caroline Bango, Donname Rolle, Linda Smith, Estel Ferguson,
Randy Sweeting, Roscoe Srurrup, the Garden Hills family, the
family of Batelco, Governor's Harbour and J.F.K., and St. Mattews
Church, Judy Turnquest, Archdeacon James Palacious and Rev.
Angela Palacious.




































Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians;
#44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
on Friday at the Church in Governor's Harbour from 3:00 p.m.
until service time on Saturday.








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Mr. Dudley Nathaniel Gilbert, 78











Deacon Maxwell Johnson.



-~J | Cemetery, Tyler Street.
“(| Left to cherish his memory are his,




Jr., Ricardo, Mark, Anthanatious (Randy), Andrew; daughters,




Missick (caretaker), Rosylia Gilbert Sister Grace Seymour;





Gilbert, Roque Bethell, Sacha Missick, Aisha, Jawanza, Ayanna,




Forbes; sons-in-Iaw, Lawrence Bethel, David Mclean;





Demeritte, Christine Thompson, David Armbrister, Freddie,
Raynard, Dwayne, Tyrone and Willie North, Marcia Bain,
Sheen Archer, Sandra Smith, Antoinette Missick, Jacqueline,





and Jake Rigby, Pamela Douglas.



Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral




on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.



Bertrum Robert Minns, 79

a resident of Peardale and formerly of Harts, Exuma, will be






in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.



Left to cherish his memory are his 2 daughters, Ivy and Sheila





a resident of Zion Boulevard, will
be held at Our Lady of the Holy
Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux :
Street, on Saturday at 12:00 noon. :
Officiating will be Msgr. Alfred C. :
Culmer, Msgr. John Johnson and Fr. :
David Cooper, assisted by Rev. }
Deacon Peter Rahming and Rev. :



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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR |



’) Minns; 6 sons, Daniel, Simeon,
Cedric, Police Officer 1566 Nevill,
Nigel and Bertrum Minns; 33 grand
children including, Sheena, Yvette
Minns, Monique Smith, Bridgette
Rahming, Stephanie Symonette,
. Troy Ferguson, Roberto Minns,
Christopher, Charlene, Diago
Minns, Lavareo, Shavonette,
Shantell, Kimberly, Shariena,
| Robert Jr., Sonia, Valentino, Tito,





BX
Interment follows in the Catholic :
: Gregory Jr., Thorne and Thornishka Minns; 21 great grand
: children including, Ivontae and Kamari Minns, RJ, DJ, MJ,
wife, Witlene Gilbert; sons, Dudley |
: law, Melissa, Esther, Tasha and Corine Minns; 3 sisters, Emily

Donna Gilbert-Mclean, Debra Gilbert-Bethell, Stacey Gilbert-
: Malone of Inglewood, ‘California; 2 brothers, Leonard and
grand children, Sherkeria Moss, Th'suria Moss-Hall, Marcia |
Moss-Kelly, Gia-Van Gilbert, Dominique Gilbert,Tamara |
: in-law, Veronica Minns, Laura and Eula Rolle; grand daughters-
Adewale, Khalil, Xoliswa Gilbert; great grand daughter, Sierra
| Jasmine Nairn; sisters-in-law, Teresa Rigby, Elvita Louis, Ena :
North; brothers-in-law, Feasel, Basil, and Bradley, Wilfred :
: Diane Minns, Joanne Webb, Eula Larrimore, Berthamae Archer,
daughters-in-law, Vernita Gilbert, Claudine Gilbert; nieces and
nephews, Cecil Bosfield, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cyril and Cheryl |

Minnis, Patricia Clarke, Albertha Hall, Luke Seymour, Elvis |
: Vernella Curry, Velthia and Dencil Rolle, Brenda and Winston

: Moss, Essen Jackson, TG and Jepther, Qubell Minns, Charles
and Hillard Minns, Bessie Curtis, Mar gret, Marge and Harriet
Carolyn and Brian, Venera, Albertha, Juvette, Laverne, Harry :
: Smith, Vervelee Smith, Millie Smith, Simeon Smith, Sylvia
| Jones, Freddie and Arthur Minns, Marsha and Evelina Minns,
: George, Wendell, Michael and Thomas Minns, Cleo, Sparkie
Home, Market Street, from 3:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and |
: Verginia Albury, Nerva Reckley, Tasha McKenzie, Andrea
: Sands, Sandra Butler, Sherman Davis and Don Rolle; other
: relatives and friends including, Gertrude Clarke and family,
: Sister Ingraham and family, Isaac Hepburn, the Lloyd family,
~ : the Rolle and Smith families; special friend, Rosemary Swain,
: Janet King, Pandora and Yvonne Bannister, Louise and Michael
: Young, Stephanie Storr and family, Abraham Rolle and family,

held at First Baptist Church, Market Street South and Coconut": Dianne Kemp and family, Maudline Josey and family, Simeon

Grove Ave. on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. ? Patton and family, the Thurston and Curry families.

Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by other ministers. Interment follows :

Joanna, Obrien, Leonard Jr.,
Abraham, Shacanna, Trinity,
Essence, Kassidy, Justin, Tatianna, Bertrum Jr.; daughters-in-
Rhodriquez, Merline Smith of Harts, Exuma and Dianne |

Carl Minns of Nassau; 2 brothers-in-law, Gladstone Rolle of
Farmers Hill, Exuma and John Malone of California; 3 sisters-

in-law, Chandra Minns and Vanessa Ferguson; grand sons-in-
law, Robert Rahming and Dudley Symonette; numerous nieces
and nephews including, Agnes Ferguson, Maxine Curling,
Patrice and Earnest Minns, Leanna Newbold, Reg Smith,

Carolyn Johnson, Fred Smith, John Rhodriquez, Enith
Deleveaux, Shurman Rhodriquez, Thomas Smith, Cedric Curry,

Dean, Carl Davis, Jennymae Ferguson. Audrey ‘Bullard, Judy

and Leon Minns, Reuben and Phil Wallace; step children,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
: Home, Market Street,from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and
: on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





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‘Bemeritte s Huneral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR





Prescola Louise Rolle, 49

Rolle; 2 daughters, Cutell and
Natassia Rolle; 1 son, Natico Rolle;



Care Unit.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,



a resident of South Beach will be :
held at Abundant Life Bible Church, :
Abundant Life Road, on Saturday at :
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. |
| Edward F: Allen. Interment follows :
| in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

|’ Prescola's radiant smile and |
| friendliness will forever glow in the :
y hearts of her husband, Edwin R. :

mother, Henrietta Farquharson;
sisters, Elizabeth Woodside, Cecelia :
Brown and Patrice Edgecombe; brothers, Edward, Dion and Pastor :
Silvan Farquharson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Farquharson, Sylvia :
Bethel, Beatrice Adderley and Margaret Rolle; brothers-in-law, :
Bill Hanna, George, Howard and Fletcher Rolle; adopted sisters, :
Altamese Harris, Paula Williams and Sabrina Saunders; step- ;
daughter, Idamae Williams; nieces, Latoya, Nashika and Deandra :
Woodside, Dakeishlyn Hanna, Shaquel, Sabriya, Francine :
Farquharson, Andrenece Edgecombe, Donna Ferguson, Wendy :

Li i trici Id ia M , W/Sgt. :
yee ee Syl, Coys : in-law, Basil Rolle, Norman, Calvin and Isaac Dean Jr. of Arthurs
Jarslyn and Sharnick Rolle and Sharon Mattile; nephews, Lavardo
Greene, Javon Woodside, Devon, Silvan Jr., Simeon and Samuel ;
Farquharson, Benjamin Scott, Nathan Pearson, Earnest Tynes, : .~. : ; ;
Phillip bad para Hanna, Anthony, Keith, Kevin, Andrew, Miller, Desrean, Patrice, Linda and Karen Rolle, Lynette Lewis,
Harold, Elvis, Beecher, Craig and Ryan Rolle; grand nephews :
and Raynor Davis, Levonte Hanna and Derick Russell Jr.; aunts, :
Sarah Duncanson, Carolie Wilson and Emerita Davis; uncle, ; : : E : :
Emmanuel Johnson; 40 grand nieces and nephews; other family : Melony, Patrice and Nikera Dean, Denise Austin and Sophia
and friends including, Gloria Lewis and family, Samuel and Leon :
Anderson and family, Charles Newry and family, Sheila Rolle :
+ and family, Joyann Gibson and family, Sylvia Rolle and family, :

Joan Mackey, Cher Black and family, Shantell Rolle and family, and Charles Miller, Ronald Dean of Arthurs Town, Cat Island,

Mariam Hutchinson and family, Heather Armbrister and family, : Cola i, iets ant Nese ai eat eee Vere ane oon on ae
Dr. Edward Allen and family, Apostle J. Rodney Roberts and :
family, Pastor Fredricka Minus and family, Minister Sarah Ferguson :
and family, Constance Richards and family, Virginia Gray and :
family, Deaconess Rowena Albury, Mother Cora Rahming and !
family, Louise Rolle and family, Thelma Rahming and family, :
Emma and family, sister Hanna and family, Abundant Life Church, : ss = :
Five Porches Deliverance Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Judicial : commmmnity ne at Toland soutien’ Cure e ros elu ane

staff, the Fire Branch RBDF and the Doctors and Staff of Intensive : .
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

: from 9:00-12:00 d at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday : See ee F ;

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. :



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Harry Solomon Rolle, 57

a. resident of #8 Bamboo Cres, Golden
Gates #1 and formerly of Orange
Creek, Cat Island; will be held at
Southland Cathedral Church of God,
Soldier Road, on Saturda,’ at 2:00
p.m. Officiating will be Senior Pastor
Bishop Teuton Stubbs, assisted by
Pastor Bishop Dr. J.J. Stubbs and
Senior Assistant Pastors. Interment
s follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

* Left to cherish his memory are his
wife, Corene Rolle; mother-in-law,
Cecelia Dean of Arthur's Town, Cat Island; 3 sons, Police Sargeant
2091 Anthony Rolle, Harry Jr., and Orson Rolle; 2 daughters-in-
law, Patrice and Abigail Rolle; 6 grandsons, Andrico, Donovan,
Harry II, Roshard and Orson Jr.; 5 grand daughters, Atalia, Christin,
Anthonicia, Pat iqua and Orsonique Rolle; 4 brothers, Calvin
Spence Sr., Frank, George and Reevis Rolle; 2 sisters, Ethlyn Rolle
and Fadora Miller; 7 sisters-in-law, Dotlene and Shirla Rolle, Shirla
Spence, Beryl Simmons of Grand Bahama, Flora Dean and Marina
Charlton of Arthurs Town, Cat Island and Wardell Dean; 5 brothers-

Town, Cat Island and Waeney Simmons of Grand Bahama;
numerous nieces including, Janet Butler, Henrietta Richardson,
Karo Forbes, Andrea Hepburn, Sharon and Angela Fowler, Gercle

Kimberley Johnson of Miami, Fla., Mandy Dean of Arthurs Town,
Cat Island, Shannon Roberts, Michelle Jones and Monique Thurston
of Grand Bahama, Karen Bell, Steraka Spence, Navrel Watkins,

Marshall; numerous nephews including, Police Inspector Kenton

Rolle, Patrick, Haven, Julian, Corey, Donald and George Rolle Jr.,
Fritz and Calvin Spence Jr., David and Alexander Fowler, Keith

of Grand Bahama; grand nieces, Penny, Kaynell, Lakera, Waynedell,

Angelique and Terricita; grand nephews, Darvin, Anthonio, Ruben

Jr., Ross, Astolin, Adriel, Tino, Shonari, Anthony Jr., ; Alimar, Jerry,
D'costa and Rashad; other relatives and friends including, Helena
Stubbs, Sutherland Black, Valentino Sears, Ray Minnus Sr., Route
#16A Bus Drivers, the community of Golden Gates #1, The Lot

the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church family.

service time.



Chbb &é



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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 15

Demeritte’s Funeral Home

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Castell Dolerk Wallace, 66

a resident of Button Street,





and Spikenard Roads.

Memory will linger in the hearts of his five brothers |
Samuel, Fredrick, Nelson, Harry and Foster Wallace; :
2 sisters, Roslyn and Maxine; 3 sisters-in-law,
Loretta and Fredricka Wallace and Cynthia Brown, |
a brother-in-law, Peter Wallace; 14 nieces, Paul and |
Monique Wallace, Joann Johnson, Rebecca Moss,
: Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Wallace, Janet Hanna, Ashtoretha Farrington (Pinky) | |
_ Left to cherish her memory are her adopted daughter,
| Janet Kelly, TCN; Son-in-law: John Kelly; 3 grand
' children, John Kelly, Jr., Jonetria (Janae) Kelly and
Wesley, Morgan, Clement, Jamal, and Meiko |
Wallace; 47 grandnieces and nephews, Faith |
Dorsett, Genette Gardiner, Ginger Lakes, Dellarece
Frazer, Bernadette Davis;
| Superintendent of Police Richard Gardiner, Nelson,
_ Lloyd, Daniel and Eric Gardiner, Timothy Pratt;
_ other relatives and friends, Deacon Lawrence Butler,
- Joanna Butler, Edward Smith, the community of
_ Simms, Long Island, the community of Laurel
| Street, Pinewood Gardens, Theresa McKenzie of

Portia Smith, Emily Louicmable, Lee Bodie, Rose

Christine Major, Malika Wallace, Therese Rolle,
Sonice Wallace; 12 nephews, Carl Ferguson,
Vincent, Anthony, Philip, Stanley Jamouir, Oliver,

Morrison, Tracy Morrison, Devon and Devron
Patterson, Henthley, Lynden, Lydisha, Lorenzo,
Francine, Genis, Coria, Corinique, Victor, Michelle,
Ebony, Dominiqua, Stanley Jr. Aston, Deangelo,
Jamal, Floyd, Floyreuda, Floydle, James, Jr. Roshan,
Reshan, Petra, Hilton, Steven Fabulous, Bernadette,
Ricardo, Henry, Michelle, Shamikir, Richard, Jarnell,
Vernell, Petra, Devone, Lynell, Travese, Erica,

Tio,ltalia, Zacchues, Trevall, and Crystal, and a |
host of other relative and friends including, The |
Hepburn family, Murphy family, Edgecombe family, |
- Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1:00 p.m.-6:00
_ p.m. on Wednesday and on Thursday at the church
| and family, Zarro Prince Stubbs and family, Mason's |
Addition and McCullough Corner Community, |

Lockhart family, Letitis Johnson and family,
Maycock family, Simmons family, Lovell Seymour

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR.



: Centreville Constituency.

_ Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3.00 p.m.-6.00 -
’ : p.m. on Friday and on Saturday. at the church from |
Pinewood Gardens, will be | | :
held at East Street Gospel |
Chapel, #83 East Street |
North, on Saturday at 11:00 |
a.m. Officiating will be |
Senior Pastor Tom Roberts, |
assisted by Pastor Dr. James |
Shearer. Interment follows in |
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen |

10:00 a.m. until service time.

Eliza Butler, 91



| aresident of Mary Ingraham
|Home, and formerly of
| O'Neils, Long Island, will
| be held at All Saints
| Anglican Church, All Saints
| Way, Joan's Height, South |
| Beach on Thursday at 9:30
a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell,
) assisted by Rev. Fr. Carlton
Turner. Interment follows in

Jahboa Kelly; sister-in- law, Viola Gardiner; nieces,
Rozena Deal, Joyce Bonaby, Helen Adderley, Synida

nephews, Chief

Long Island, Francis McPhee, Delores Pratt, the
Staff of Mary Ingraham Senior Citizens Home.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's

from 8:30 a.m. until service time.

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“TheVenerablo The Tribune’s
E Etienne E. Bowleg, Rector | ere |



Clergy, Vestry and Members
Of

The Parish Church
of The Most Holy Trinity

Cordially invite you to
Join them as they —

Celebrate their

35th Anniversary

On

Sunday, June 3'4 2007

7:00am _ _ Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Holy Eucharist
4:00 pm Festal Evensong,
| Festival of Praise And
solemn Benediction





JESUS FOR ALL, ALL FOR JESUS

. a. nd In Sympathy
The Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity ;
Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens Yor She Sorrow You Pray
P.O. Box N 8696 For The Forrow Your Foss
Nassau, The Bahamas Uf) OPin syed
: Has Brough.

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‘God Is Not Great: How
Religion Poisons Everything’

Atheist writer’s book reaching top of the bestseller list

@ By RACHEL ZOLL
AP Religion Writer

(AP) — The time for polite debate
is over. Militant, atheist writers are
making an all-out assault on religious
faith and reaching the top of the best-
seller list, a sign of widespread
resentment over the influence of reli-
gion in the world among non-believ-
ers.

Christopher Hitchens' book, "God
Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons
Everything," has sold briskly ever
since it was published last month,
and his debates with clergy are draw-
ing crowds at every stop.

Sam Harris was a little-known
graduate student until he wrote the
phenomenally successful "The End
of Faith" and its follow-up, "Letter
to a Christian Nation." Richard
Dawkins' "The God Delusion" and
Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the
Spell: Religion as a Natural
Phenomenon" struck similar themes
- and sold.

"There is something like a change
in the Zeitgeist," Hitchens said, not-
ing that sales of his latest book far
outnumber those for his earlier work
that had challenged faith.

"There are a lot of people, in this
country in particular, who are fed up
with endless lectures by bogus clerics
and endless bullying."

Richard Mouw, president of Fuller
Theological Seminary, a prominent
evangelical school in Pasadena,
California, said the books’ success
reflect a new vehemence in the athe-
ist critique.

"I don't believe in conspiracy theo-
ries," Mouw said, "but it's almost like
they all had a meeting and said,
‘Let's counter-attack.'"

The war metaphor is apt. The writ-
ers see themselves in a battle for rea-
son in a world crippled by supersti-
tion. In their view, Muslim extrem-
ists, Jewish settlers and Christian
right activists are from the same
mould, using fairy tales posing as
divine scripture to justify their lust

@ CHRISTOPHER Hitchens speaks
policies of the United States and Britain, in this September 14, 2005, file
photo, in New York. Christopher Hitchens’ book, “God Is Not Great: How
Religion Poisons Everything,” climbed to the best-seller lists soon after it was
published last month, and his debates with clergy are drawing crowds at every
stop. :

for power. Bad behaviour in the
name of religion is behind some of
the most dangerous global conflicts
and the terrorist attacks in the US,
London and Madrid, the atheists say.

As Hitchens puts it: "Religion
kills."

The Rev Douglas Wilson, senior
fellow in theology at New Saint
Andrew’s College, a Christian school
in Moscow, Idaho, sees the books as
a sign of secular panic. Non-believers
are finally realising that, contrary to
what they were taught in college,
faith is not dead, he says.

Signs of believers' political and cul-
tural might abound.

Religious challenges to teaching
evolution are still having an impact,
80 years after the infamous Scopes
"Monkey" trial. The dramatic
growth in homeschooling and private
Christian schools is raising questions
about the future of public education.
Religious leaders have succeeded in



during a debate on Iraq and the foreign

(AP Photo: Chad Rachman)

putting some limits on stem-cell
research.

And the recent US Supreme Court
decision upholding a national ban on
a procedure critics call "partial-birth
abortion" - the first federal curbs on
an abortion procedure in a genera-
tion - came after decades of religious
lobbying for conservative justices.

"It sort of dawned on the secular
establishment that they might lose
here," said Wilson, who is debating
Hitchens on christianitytoday.com
and has written the book "Letter
from a Christian Citizen" in response
to Harris. "All of this is happening
precisely because there's a significant
force that they have to deal with."

Indeed, believers far outmumber
non-believers in America. In an 2005
AP-Ipsos poll on religion, only two
per cent of US respondents said they
did not believe in God. Other sur-
veys concluded that 14 per cent of
Americans consider themselves secu-

lar, a term that can include believers
who say they have no religion.

Some say liberal outrage over the
policies of President Bush is partly
fuelling sales. even though Hitchens
famously supported the invasion of
Iraq.

To those Americans, the nation's
born-again president is the No | rep-
resentative of the religious right
activists who helped put him in
office. Bush's critics see his Christian
faith behind some of his worst deci-
sions and his stubborn defence of the
war in Iraq.

"There is this general sense that
evangelicals have really gained a lot
of power in the United States and the
Bush administration seems to repre-
sent that in some significant ways,"
said Christian Smith, a sociologist of
religion at the University of Notre
Dame. "A certain group of people
sees it that way and that's really dis-
turbing."

Mouw said conservative Christians
are partly to blame for the backlash.
The rhetoric of some evangelical
leaders has been so strident, they
have invited the rebuke, the semi-
nary president said.

"We have done a terrible job of
presenting our perspective as a plau-
sible world view that has implications
for public life and for education, pre-
senting that in a way that is sensitive
to the concerns of people who may
disagree," he said. "Whatever may
be wrong with Christopher Hitchens’
attacks on religious leaders, we have
certainly already matched it in our
attacks."

Given the popularity of the anti-
religion books so far, publishers are
expected to roll out even more in the
future. Lynn Garrett, senior religion
editor for Publishers Weekly, says
religion has been one of the fastest-
growing categories in publishing in
the last 15 years, and the rise of
books by atheists is "the flip-side of
that."

"Tt was just the time," she said, "for
the atheists to take the gloves off."

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Pope meets parents of —
missing British girl

@ By DANIELA PETROFF
Associated Press Writer



VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI
held the hands of the parents of four-year-old
Madeleine McCann on Wednesday, blessing them
and a photo of the girl as they asked for prayers
for their daughter who disappeared while on a
family vacation in Portugal.

The pope spoke with the parents, each dressed
in dark suits, as he greeted dignitaries seated in
the front .ow during his weekly general audience
in St Peter’s Square.

~He was very kind, very sincere,” Kate McCann
told a news conference. She said Benedict assured
them that he would “continue to pray for
Madeleine's safe return.”

~[t was more personal than I ever could have
imagined.” said Gerry McCann. adding that
Benedict immediately recognized Madeleine's
photograph.

~His touch and thoughts and words were more
tender than we could have hoped and that will
sustain us during this most difficult time.” he said.

The Vatican had readily accepted the British
couple's request to meet with the pope, as they
press their campaign to publicize their daughter's
disappearance. Devout Catholics. they recently
prayed at the pilgrimage site in Fatima, Portugal.
for her safe return.

The couple also outlined plans in the hunt for
their daughter, saying they would travel to Spain,
Germany and the Netherlands — countries that
send many tourists to the vacation area in
Portugal. :

Gerry McCann brought a poster of his missing
daughter, which has been widely distributed, to
the news conference at the residence of the
British ambassador to the Vatican. He said the
family was asking people going on holiday to put
up the posters to further publicize the disappear-
ance,

He said he was grateful for the outpouring of
solidarity. “One evil act seems to be generating so
much good,” he said.

“Obviously we have very mixed emotions about
being here, and of course why we are here,” Gerry
McCann said as he arrived in St Peter’s Square.
“In normal circumstances it would be one of the
most exciting things we could do in our own life-
times, but very much on our minds is the fact that
we are here without Madeleine.”

A Vatican spokesman, the Rev Ciro
Benedettini, said British Cardinal Cormac
Murphy-O’Connor had requested the McCanns’









@ IN this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI bless-
es a photograph of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann as her mother Kate McCann (right), touch-
es his hands during his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 30,
2007. The pope spoke a few words with the parents, and blessed them and the photograph as he greeted
dignitaries in the front row during his audience. Madeleine went missing on May 3, 2007 while vacation-
ing with her family in Portugal.

(AP Photo: L’Osservatore Romano)

meeting with the pope.

“We are talking about a family drama that has
touched world public opinion. It could not but
touch the Holy Father, especially since these peo-
ple are Catholics,” Benedettini said.

“The Holy Father is considered the father of all,
therefore he was personally touched as a father.”



the spokesman said.

Madeleine McCann disappeared May 3 when
her parents left her and her two-year-old twin sib-
lings alone in their hotel room while they went to
a restaurant in their hotel complex in Praia da
Luz, a resort town in Portugal’s Algarve region.
Gerry and Kate McCann have said they won't

return to Britain without their daughter.

Kate McCann is traveling with a pink stuffed
animal — Cuddle Cat — that her daughter took to
bed with her every night.

“We have no plans to go back to the UK at the
moment. J can’t even think about that now, to be
honest.” she said.



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Roman Catholic Church —
isn’t responsible if individual
priests commit sexual abuse

ROME (AP) — The Roman
Catholic Church is not responsible if
individual priests commit sexual
abuse, a senior official of the influen-
tial Italian bishops’ conference said
Tuesday.

In sharp contrast to the Catholic

.Church in the United States, the
church in Italy has been largely
unscathed by clergy sex abuse cases,
although there have been some iso-
lated allegations.

"The church cannot be guilty of a
crime committed by an individual,"
Monsignor Giuseppe Betori, secre-
tary-general of the Italian bishops’
conference, told reporters during a
meeting of the nation's bishops in
Rome.

"It's not the diocese who reimburs-
es the victim, it is the priest who pays
damages for an act," Betori said.

A priest in Sicily was recently sen-
tenced in a plea bargain to 2 1/2 years
in prison for sexual abuse of a young
former seminarian, according to
Italian media.

The local diocese paid damages to
the young man, but terms of the set-

‘tlement were kept secret as part of an
agreement between both sides, the
Italian media said.

Originally, the diocese in Sicily had
sought damages from the victim,
claiming the victim had hurt the local
church's image and prestige, the
Italian news agency AGI reported.

Betori insisted, however, that the
church "isn't distant from victims and
their families, and does not stand still
in terms of prevention of such grave
crimes."

In the United States, settlements
with victims and other abuse-related
expenses have cost dioceses more
than $1.5 billion since 1950, accord-
ing to public reports and studies com-
missioned by the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops.

Rev Bob Edgar named head

of national advocacy group

NEW YORK (AP) — The outgo-
ing leader of the National Council of

Churches, the Rev. Bob Edgar, has.

been named head of Common
Cause, a national advocacy group
based in Washington.

Edgar, 63, had said in October that
he would not seek a third term as
general secretary of the ecumenical
and humanitarian group, which rep-
resents mainline Protestants,
Orthodox and Anglican churches
with millions of members.

Governing

The national governing board of
Common Cause announced Tuesday
it had elected Edgar president and
chief executive officer, to succeed
Chellie Pingree, who stepped down
in February.

. Edgar is a former Democratic con-
gressman who represented the 7th
Congressional District of
Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1987.

He served for 10 years as president
of the Claremont School of Theology
in Southern California before taking
the top post at the National Council
of Churches in 2000, where he led a
successful effort to resolve a financial
crisis at the organization.

Edgar has served on Common
Cause's national governing board
since 2005. As CEO of the group, he
will oversee advocacy for campaign
finance and election reform, among
other activities.

Edgar is working with both groups
to plan the transition to this new job.
The church council's governing
board has appointed a search com-
mittee to name Edgar's successor as
general secretary.

Survey: Catholic awareness of

child protection plan low

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Most U.S.
Roman Catholics are not aware of
the child protection policies enacted
in their dioceses in response to the
clergy sex abuse crisis, a new survey
has found.

About 45 percent of respondents
knew that dioceses were expected to
report abuse claims to civil authori-
ties and knew that dioceses were sup-

posed to bar credibly accused priests
from any church work, according to
the poll conducted for the Center for
Applied Research in the Apostolate.

But only one-third of respondents
knew that their dioceses . were
required to provide counseling and
other support to victims, and only 15
percent knew that dioceses were
reporting annually to the USS.
Conference of Catholic Bishops on
their adherence to the policies.

American bishops adopted the
reforms five years ago in Dallas
under enormous public pressure. The
abuse crisis erupted in 2002 over the
case of one predatory priest in the
Archdiocese of Boston and spread to
every U.S. diocese and beyond.

In the CARA poll, about 60 per-
cent of respondents said they were
now "somewhat" or "very" satisfied
with the leadership of the USS.
church in general.

The survey of 1,048 self-identified
adult Catholics was conducted Feb.
21 to March 5 and has a margin of
error of plus or minus 3 percentage
points.

Southern Baptist mission agency

softens prayer policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The
Southern Baptist International
Mission Board has taken a small step
back from its controversial ban on
appointing missionaries who use a
"private prayer language," or speak
in tongues in private.

Mission board trustees, meeting
May 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo., voted
overwhelmingly to turn the policies
into guidelines instead.

The board is still discouraging the
use of private prayer language, but
an attorney for the agency, Matt
Bristol, said adopting the term
"guideline" means that the provi-
sions "will be applied with a degree
of flexibility" considering the circum-
stances of each candidate.

The trustees had adopted the poli-
cy in November 2005 out of concern
about the growing popularity of
Pentecostal practices, including glos-

solalia, by Christians overseas and at
home.

Baptists and other Christians dis-
agree over whether "baptism in the
Holy Spirit," accompanied by speak-
ing in tongues, ended with the apos-
tolic period or continues today.

Still, some Southern Baptist lead-
ers had protested the mission board's
policy, saying the use of private
prayer language should not be a test
for potential missionaries.
Previously, missionaries had been
barred from speaking in tongues
publicly, but their private prayer was
not monitored.

U.N. allows Serb Orthodox church

in Kosovo to build protective wall

PRISTINA, Serbia (AP) _ The
United Nations mission in Kosovo
has ruled that Serbian Orthodox offi-
cials can continue building a protec-
tive wall around a church that serves
as its local seat.

The executive order, issued by
Kosovo's top U.N. official Joachim
Ruecker, overturned a decision by
local officials in the western town of
Pec. It will stay in force until the dis-
putes are resolved, said U.N.
spokesman Alexander Ivanko.

The Patriarchate of Pec claims it
needs the wall to protect the church,
as well as the nuns and monks inside,
located in an ethnic Albanian area.

Kosovo was the seat of the
medieval Serbian state and the
Serbian Orthodox Church. The Serbs
cherish it as the cradle of their histo-
ry and culture but the province's eth-
nic Albanians want it to be inde-
pendent.

Most of the Serb Orthodox church-
es in the province are guarded by
NATO peacekeepers after they were
targeted in ethnic attacks when
Kosovo was placed under U.N. rule
following Serb forces' crackdown on
ethnic Albanians.

A U.N. plan that recommends
internationally supervised independ-
ence for Kosovo would also establish
protective zones around more than
40 key religious and cultural sites.



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@ MINNESOTA attorney Jeffrey R Anderson (centre), wipes a tear from his eye as Peggy Hough (left), and Keith Laarveld describe their lives of living with
the knowledge of being abused by clergy, during a news conference in Chicago, Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Anderson, who represents Hough, Laarveld and 12
other alleged victims, announced a $6.65 million settlement Tuesday with the Chicago Archdiocese. The settlement covers lawsuits filed against 12 current and
former priests.

@ By KAREN HAWKINS
Associated Press
Writer



CHICAGO (AP) — The
Archdiocese of Chicago paid
$6.65 million to settle claims
made by 14 people who say
they were abused by
Catholic priests. the church
and plaintiffs’ attorneys said
Tuesday.

The settlements were
reached ‘between March
2006 and March 2007 and
cover lawsuits filed against
12 current and former priests
for abuse that allegedly
occurred from the 1960s to
the early 1990s, attorney

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Jeffrey Anderson said.

All of the priests named in
the settlements have been
removed from public min-
istry or are deceased, said
Susan Burritt, archdiocese’s
media relations director. She
said the archdiocese tradi-
tionally has paid settlements
with insurance money or by
selling unused real estate

Three of the priests —
Vincent McCaffrey. Norbert
Maday and Robert Mayer —
have been convicted on sex-
related charges.

“The bad news is there’s
still more work to be done.”
Anderson said. His legal
team represents between 12

and [5 more victims whose
cases have not yet been set-
uled or mediaied.

At a news conference
Tuesday, Keith Laarveld, 33.
said McCaffrey abused him
for about four vears. begin-
ning when ‘aarveld) was
eight years oid. He said he
kept the abuse secret until
about four vears ago. when
he told his wie and parents.
Lawvers declined to disclose
the amount of his settiement.

Laarveld and his mother,
Kathy, tearfully said they
decided to share their story
in the hopes that other vic-
tims will find the courage to
speak up.

(AP Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast)

Archdiocese pays $6.65m to settle
14 Catholic priest abuse claims

“I’m very proud of him
that he’s willing to come for-
ward like this to help oth-
ers.” Kathy Laarveld said.

Elsewhere, the
Archdiocese of St. Louis is
suing a law firm that handles
clergy sex abuse cases, claim-
ing it is improperly circulat-
ing confidential documents
related to eight current. or
former priests.

The archdiocese filed suit
May [1 against the firm
Chackes. Carlson, Spritzer
and) Ghio. claiming — its
lawyers shared personnel
and medical documents with
third parties. including a
reporter for The St Louis

Post-Dispatch. The © suit
seeks to prohibit the law firm
from such disclosures.

A phone call to the Post-
Dispatch’s editor was not
immediately returned.

Lawyer Ken Chackes said
documents received from the
archdiocese were obtained
by court orders which did not
require lawyers to maintain
confidentiality, except for
medical records. He said set-
tlements reached in the cases
did not have confidentiality
agreements.

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Betsy Tayior in St Louis
contributed to this report.

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‘The Spirit is in each
and every one of us’

6G The Spirit is in each
and every one of us"
was the critical point of
the sermon delivered by Rev
Fr Kirkland Russell, assistant
curate at St George's
Anglican Church during the
9am celebration of the feast
of Pentecost, a youth service
filled with colour, music and
symbolism.

As members of the parish
entered the Valley Church
they were surprised to find
the edifice darkened in antici-
pation of the liturgy that was
to come. Members stood as
the procession entered the
church and the ministers, clad
in Easter colours of gold and
white, proceeded to the bap-
tismal font for the first act of
the service, the renewal of
baptismal vows.

This act recalled the tradi-
tion of baptising new converts
to Christianity during this
special time of the church's
year.

After renewing their vows
Rector of the parish, Rev Fr
Kingsley Knowles walked
throughout the church bless-
ing the people with Holy
Water. The service then
moved to the solemn
Pentecost procession.

While the "Veni Creator"
was chanted by the people,
ministers retired to the sac-
risty and changed from gold
vestments to red vestments,
symbolising the Holy Spirit.
The people sang the litany to
the Holy Spirit during the
procession, consisting of
choir, lay readers and children
of the Sunday School waving
streamers of red, yellow and
orange.

At the conclusion of the
procession the service moved
to the Ministry of the Word
Bells around the altar as well
as the organ zimbelstern and
the church's tower bell rang
out during the singing of the
Gospel as the lights in the
church were turned on to sig-
nal the beginning of the cele-
bration of the birthday of the
church.

Members were then able to

see how beautifully the
church had been decorated
with altar linen, flowers,
streamers and balloons in the
spirit colours of red, organe,
yellow and gold.

Readings for the day were
taken from Genesis and Acts
which spoke to the day of
Pentecost and Holy Spirit's
manifestation upon the apos-
tles in different languages
were read to emphasis the
importance of this manifesta-
tion. To the bewilderment of
children who sat nearby,
parishioners Kandra
Knowles, Melissa Munnings
and Adrian Archer read the
lessons in Spanish, French
and Italian respectively and
simultaneously, followed by
the English translation.

However, the highlight of
the Ministry of the Word were
presentations by Sunday
school teacher Michelle
Robinson and ___ assistant
curate, Fr Russell. Each used
interactive methods to
emphasise the points of their
presentation, Mrs Robinson
on the symbols of the church
and Fr Russell on Pentecost
and its implications for the
people of God.

The children giggled with
delight when Fr Russell used
helium to change his voice,
matches, lighted candles, bal-
loons and also showered them
with confetti to show the
spreading of the Holy Spirit.

As the service moved to
communion and its conclu-
sion the children would make
one last connection to the
spreading of the Holy Spirit.
After their traditional bless-
ing they left the church build-
ing and symbolically began
spreading the message by
attaching balloons = and
streamers to each car parked
near the church.

Members then celebrated
the church's birthday in the
traditional form, the children
sang "Happy Birthday dear
church" and a huge birthday
cake, baked for the occasion,
was cut and served to each
person along with red punch.





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Thursday, May 31, 2007 °PG 23

Church ‘being viewed as get-
rich-quick establishment’

CHURCH, from 24

grandfather, King Saul,
Mephibosheth’s life was
drastically changed. He went
from living in the king's
palace to living in a roach
motel in Lo-debar - a pas-
tureless place in the land of
the Philistines - a place
worse than Israel's lowest
ghetto.

We've got lots of modern
day Mephibosheths who are
lame in many areas of their
lives: spiritually, physically,
financially, emotionally, etc.
Despite the fact that our
King of Kings, Yeshuwa
Messiah, Jesus Christ, came
and ransomed us from the
Lo-debar lifestyle and mind-
set, after which He declared
in John 19:30, “It is finished”
Yeshuwa paid the ultimate
price for us to live the .
Kingdom life, the prosper-
ous life, the good life; life
with an advantage, (Zoe) the
God kind of life.

In the b-part of John 10:10
Yeshuwa said: “I am come
that they might have life,
and that they might have it
more abundantly.”

The word abundantly in
the Greek is: Perissos, per-is-
sos'; and it has several mean-
ings: .
© superabundant (in quan-
tity) or superior (in quality)

® excessive

© pre-eminence

¢ exceeding abundantly
above, more abundantly

e advantage

e very highly

¢ beyond measure

any well-meaning
Christians are liv-
ing beneath their

God ordained privileges due
to a great lack of knowledge
and the holding fast to their
religion, tradition and the
erroneous teachings of their
old wine skin religious lead-
ers.

Then there are some
upcoming young leaders,
who are operating in a spirit
of arrogance and pride as a
result of the spiritual nurtur-
ing they've received.

Religion and tradition has
taught us for generations
that the thief Yeshuwa men-
tioned in John 10:10 is the
devil/Satan himself but, to
the contrary, he was speak-
ing of those wicked religious
leaders who came before
Him that were robbing and
abusing God's people and
causing them to live beneath
their privilege.

If we really study the
scriptures we will find that in
verse 8 of John 10, Yeshuwa
said that “All that ever came
before me are thieves and
robbers: but the sheep did



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“.. The church is now being
viewed as a get-rich-quick
establishment where these

thieves and robbers have set
themselves up as bishops,

apostles and pastors as
they've studied the word
of God with ulterior motives
and hidden agendas. They're
good at quoting scriptures
and prophet-lying in the
name of God. Yes! They do
know the word of God; but

not hear them.”

There are yet still thieves
and robbers in the pulpits of
the church today who are
assisting the enemy in one
form or another as they are
abusing (spiritually, finan-
cially, sexually, etc) the
sheepfold.

The church is now being
viewed as a get-rich-quick
establishment where these
thieves and robbers have set
themselves up as bishops,
apostles and pastors as
they've studied the word of
God with ulterior motives
and hidden agendas.

They're good at quoting
scriptures and prophet-lying
in the name of God. Yes!
They do know the word of
God; but they don't
know/have a true relation-
ship with the God of the
word.

Matthew 7:21-23

:21 Not every one that
saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is
in heaven.

:22 Many will say to me
in that day, Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in thy

they don't know/have a true name? And in thy name have
relationship with the God cast out devils? And in thy
m name done many wonderful
of the word. Works?
— Pastor Matthew Allen 123 And then will I pro-



More Pentecost lessons

worthy

fess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that
work iniquity.

Only a lazy, religious, spir-
itually dead person would
continue to live as
Mephibosheth when Father
Yahweh has provide the -
abundant life for them
through His Son Yeshuwa
Messiah.

As a result of the igno-

‘rance and spiritual decay of

most persons in the body of
Christ, these thieves that
Yeshuwa spoke of in John
10:10, are constantly abusing
the sheepfold:

If you happen to be like
Mephibosheth and find
yourself in the state of Lo-
debar, I've got some good
news for you. It's your time
to walk in the FOG (Favour
of God). I want to pray with
and for you.

e Join Pastor Brendalee
and I along with the family
of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center
International every Sunday
morning at 10.30am and
Thursday Nights at 7.30pm at
the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium for
more of God's powerful
word. For questions or com-
ments contact us via e-
mail:pastormallen@yahoo.co
mor Tel 351-7368 or 441-
2021.

asked, helped someone who was

same age, they may have attended
the same school for a while. They
may be around the same height and
similar in size. What is really the dif-
ference? It is not so much on the
outside as it is on the inside.

The one who wants to serve God,
and teach others how to do this, who
knows that without Jesus Christ he is
nothing, but that with the Lord he is
worth all the riches in this world and
more, this one is like God on the
inside. He has the power of the Holy
Spirit directing his decisions. He has
learned how to love and be loved.

SPREE NE AISI IE IS LE ETL TR TEE TE

What is there left for you to learn?
Have you found a peace that passes
all understanding when you wait
upon the Lord? Have you found a
love that goes to the cross for you so
that you need never feel unwanted
or unloved ever again? Have you felt
a joy that is higher than all the sub-
stance highs put together? Have you
sat in the darkness of suffering and
sensed the presence of God suffering
with you and calling you to a new
level of living in the Spirit? Have
you discovered the delight that
comes when you give money toa

cause and
know that
you have
made the
world a
better
place?
Have
you spo-
ken words
of forgive-

@ PALACIOUS

served for-
giveness, ; :
gone the extra mile without being



down and out? Have you learned to
be content with a little or with
much? Have you learnt that life gets
shorter as time goes on and only
things done for God really last?
Have you learnt that there is always
something else to learn from life
about life?

You cannot make anyone change,
but you can live in such a way as to
influence decisions made, if the per-
son is open to change. You can
become a living lesson of how to get
some things right, how to correct
mistakes, how to trust God with all
your heart and love your neighbour
as you love yourself.



SERMONS,



The Tribune

More ©
Pentecost
lessons

m@ By REV ANGELA
PALACIOUS

HAVE you ever met a
young man who has decid-
ed that the point of living
is to smoke dope and play
basketball all day, allowing
various women or family
members to support him?
He thinks that hard work
is a waste of time. He has
no ambition to contribute
anything. One day he will
discover that his life had
great potential, but he
never found the key of
faith that opened his heart
to the true love of Jesus
Christ, and the door to a
larger life.

Have you ever met a
young man who has a
heart for helping young
people to find acceptance
and affection in the
church? This is a person
who spends his own money
when money runs short,
whose night is spent on the
phone counselling a fright-
ened teenager if need be,
who handles the young
women with respect and
the young men with decen-
cy and decorum. Faithful,
dedicated and consistently
caring, he gives of his best
to bring out their best.
One day he will look with
pride at these young peo-
ple who have flourished
and are now doing the
same for the younger gen-
eration

What is the difference
between these two young
men? They are both the

See PENTECOST, 23

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religion

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

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Church ‘being viewed as get-
rich-quick establishment

@ By PASTOR
- MATTHEW ALLEN

Psalm 9:5 — Then King David sent,
and fetched him out of the house of
Machir, the son of Ammiel, from
Lodebar.

ow wonderful it is to find
favour with the King. Due to
the covenant King David

established beforehand with his father,
Jonathan, Mephibosheth was able to





Church

“There are yet still thieves
and robbers in the pulpits
of the church today who are
assisting the enemy in one form
or another as they are abusing
(spiritually, financially, sexually,
etc) the sheepfold...”

— Matthew Allen

experience the favour of the King.

As a child, some five years old, flee-
ing for his life, he fell out of the hands
of his nurse/care-taker, which left him
lame ini his feet. Before then he lived in
a palace where he ate the very best of
food and wore the finest cloths; there
was nothing lacking, nothing missing
and nothing broken in his life.

After the death of Jonathan and his

See CHURCH, Page 23 ©



@ LAY reader Arthur Taylor (right) with Fr
Kinsgley Knowles, rector of St George’s Anglican



THE parish family of St
George this past week con-
gratulated one of its sons as
he celebrated 20 years as an
active lay reader in the
Anglican Church in The
Bahamas.

It was during the 1987
patronal festival celebrations
at the Church of The
Ascension, in Lucaya, Grand
Bahama, that Arthur Taylor,
a young man from the Valley,
working in Grand Bahama,
along with Spurgeon Smith
and Nick Storr, received their
certificates of appointment
from Bishop Michae] Eldon
to serve as a licensed lay read-
ers in the diocese.

His 20-year tenure as a lay
reader has seen him serve the
parishes of Ascension and St
George's under the rectorship
of Canons Eric Sam, Dudley
Strachan, Basil Tynes and

Anglican lay reader of
20 years congratulated

now Fr Kingsley Knowles.

"The ministry of the lay
reader has always been an
important one in our dio-
cese," said Fr Knowles in con-
gratulating Asthur.

"We pray that God contin-
ues to bless you in this impor-
tant work."

In addition to his lay lead-
ership Arthur has served as a
youth leader both in the dio-
cese and in the community.
He has served as a member of
the Guild of St Ambrose,
Christian Youth Movement,
Anglican Young Adults, St
George's Boys Club, St
George's soccer team and has
played held prominent posi-
tions in the Bahamas. Scout
Association.

More recently he served as
a special assistant to Bishop
Michael Eldon prior to his ill-
ness.





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PM presents 2007/08
budget, predicts 10%
increase over 06/07

& By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

PRESENTING a govern-
ment budget described as
being “completely owned by
the FNM”, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday
told the country that the
Bahamas is expected to
achieve an estimated recurrent
revenue of $1.490 billion in
the fiscal year of 2007/08 — an
increase of almost 10 per cent
over 2006/07.

Delivering the 2007/08 bud-
get communication yesterday
morning in the House of
Assembly, Mr Ingraham said
that it is projected that recur-
rent revenue will increase by
9.9 per cent over the $1.356
billion in estimated revenue
earned during the 2006/2007
period.

The estimate for 2007/08
also constitutes a 10.6 per cent
increase over the original
recurrent revenue projection
of $1.347 for 2006/07.

The total for recurrent
expenditure in 2007/08 is at
$1.465 million. With a recur-
rent revenue of $1.490 million,
this creates a recurrent bud-
get surplus of $25 million.

The prime minister said that
the International Monetary
Fund’s (IMF) world economic
outlook for April 2007 pro-
jects the Bahamian economy
to grow in real terms by 4.5
per cent this year and by 4.0









per cent in real terms next
year.

This projection for 2007/08
reflects a decrease in the eco-
nomic growth rate by 2 per
cent compared to 2006/07,
when the growth rate was esti-
mated to be 6.5 per cent.

The economic growth rates
for the next two fiscal years
take into account “a slaw-
down in the growth rate of the
US economy from 3.3 per cent
in 2006 to 2.2 per cent in 2007
and a slightly increased rate
of 2.8 per cent in 2008, there
being no major disruption in
that economy,” Mr Ingraham
said.

In the case of the Bahamas,
he said, the projections also
take into account the coming
on stream of investment pro-
jects.

The country’s overall capital
expenditure for the next fiscal
year is estimated to be almost
$225 million.

Mr Ingraham explained that
major components of the
recurrent expenditure are debt
interest and redemption which
together amount to $206 mil-
lion — a 14 per cent of total
recurrent expenditure.

The prime minister said that
the Bahamian economy
expanded in 2006 despite a
decreased tourism perfor-
mance.

“Data for tourism indicate

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Christie sceptical | Govt projects first planned —

on balanced budget

l@ By BRENT DEAN

THE new budget delivered }
by Prime Minister Ingraham ;
ignores the social and infra- :
structure investments needed :
to ensure balanced growth and :

prosperity in the Bahamas.

Opposition Leader Perry }
Christie levelled these charges :
yesterday, in his initial response :

to the FNM budget.

“The achievement of a bal- :
anced budget may form a theo- :
retical point — and it sounds :
good ~ but the reality is that the :
elimination of the deficit usu- :
ally necessitates the reduction :

or elimination of vital social m By PAUL TURNQUEST

rogrammes, maintenance and : ‘
prog ‘ ys Tribune Staff Reporter

necessary public infrastructure,” :

he said.

During his budget communi- :
cation Mr Ingraham made a :
commitment to a balanced bud- :

SEE page 11

Chief Reporter

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)



GOVERNMENT is projecting the first planned recurrent bud-
: get surplus in five years, its first step in eliminating the overall ;
fiscal deficit, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday in the :

Budget Communication to the House of Assembly.

SEE page 12

US safety board: faulty repair of
wing, weak maintenance regulations
were to blame for Chalk’s crash

A US FEDERAL safety board
has determined that the faulty
repair of a wing crack, and weak
Federal regulations on mainte-
nance were to blame for the 2005
Chalk’s crash that claimed the



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critical” of Chalk’s Ocean ,Air-

ways management — which led to :

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budget surplus in five years 10 strokes of

Tribune Staff Reporter | Ml By RUPERT MISSICK Jr

cat o’nine tails
for rape of girl

7 ; ; : Bl By NATARIO McKENZIE
The prime minister said that his government had accomplished ; | 7

THE man who pleaded guilty
to the brutal rape of a six-year-old

: girl was sentenced yesterday to
: seven years in prison and 10
: strokes of the cat o’ nine tails.

The sentence was handed

: down yesterday morning in the
: Supreme Court by Senior Justice
: Anita Allen.

In her ruling Justice Allen said

: that regrettably the maximum
: sentence she could impose on

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Associated Press, all five Nation- !
al Transportation Safety Board :
(NTSB) members were “highly :

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the violence and cruelty of the

‘offence warranted far greater
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Mid-year budget
policy aimed at
accountability

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

HUBERT Ingraham yester-
day announced a new budget
policy — the submission of a
mid-year budget statement in
the House every January or
February.

This statement will set out the
economic background of the fis-
cal year to date, the fiscal per-
formance in the first six months
of the current fiscal year and
will submit any proposed addi-

>i mM

tions to expenditure for
approval.

These adjustments, the prime
minister said, will be submitted
at that time so that the House
and the community at large can
see where and why adjustments
are necessary.

The prime minister, making
the announcement during yes-
terday’s budget communication
in the House of Assembly, said
he hopes the move will cement
his government’s commitment to
transparency and accountability.

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Mr Ingraham said that in dis-
cussing these supplementary
estimates, the House will be
able to determine which agen-
cies are conducting orderly bud-
geting procedures and those
which are not, and ensure that
all agencies remain within bud-
get.

Also, it will be possible to
determine which circumstances
are really unforeseen and mer-
it additional expenditures and
what do not qualify as unfore-
seen.

“This procedure will get away
from the current situation
where contingencies warrants
are issued and there is an inter-
minable delay in submitting the
supplementary apportions vali-
dating the warrants. Indeed, the





yy HUBERT Ingraham speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday

outcome usually is that the sup-
plementary appropations are
delyed until the end of the fiscal
year and buried with the other
budgetary documentaion.

“In the interest of transparan-
cy, accountablity and orderly
budgeting this procdure will be
eliminated and the procedure
outlined put in place,” Mr
Ingraham said.

He said that international

institutions such as the World
Bank, the International Mone-
tary Fund and the Inter-Amer-
ican Development Bank
increasingly point to the funda-

. mental importance of estab-

lishing and maintaining trust in
governmental institutions.

These bodies say that growth
and development rely heavily
on the strength and stability of a
society.

Mr Ingraham said that the
government’s mission is to gov-
ern the affairs of the Bahamas
and advance the sense of secu-
rity, well-being, pride and pros-
perity of its people.

“As we govern we want to
ensure that we act ethically, fair-
ly and accountably. Most of all
we want to act for all. We want
to build trust in government
again,” he said.

Special learning programmes and
student subsidies are planned

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE government yesterday
announced increases in the mil-
lions of dollars for the Depart-
ment of Education and the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.

Giving his budget communi-
cation in the House of Assem-
bly yesterday morning, Hubert
Ingraham also announced the
establishment of student subsi-
dies and funding for special
youth and learning programmes
— highlighting an emphasis of
education in the 2008/07 nation-
al budget.

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Education, Youth and Culture
services will receive $265 mil-
lion — 18 per cent of the gov-
ernment’s recurrent expendi-
ture for the fiscal year of
2007/08.

The Department of the Edu-
cation will receive $197 million,
an increase of almost $23 mil-
lion or 12 per cent over 2006/07.

The Ministry itself will
receive $41 million.

The College of the Bahamas
will receive almost $27 million,
an increase of almost $7 million
or 34 per cent over 2006/07.

Prime Minister Ingraham fur-
ther. announced that his gov-

“y iw
f ¥

ernment is restori ing the 50) per

i
Yo

cent interest rate subsidy under
the Education Loan Guarantee
programme.

Additionally, the budget for
2007/08 provides for the gov-
ernment to set aside $3 million
for a special quality assurance
programme in the education
sector.

Through this programme,
participating public schools can
draw on funding to hold reme-
dial and special classes to enable
pupils to attain basic educa-
tional standards, Mr Ingraham
said.

“This is a crucial programme
to prevent the emergence of

“social problems and-alienation,”



he said.

The prime minister also said
that government is implement-
ing a $1 million youth pro-
gramme.

He explained that this pro-
gramme will ensure that young
Bahamians will be given finan-
cial assistance to purchase tools
and or equipment to start their
own small enterprises.

To encourage Bahamian
athletes, Mr Ingraham also
said that this budget includes
provisions to give $2 million
for the National Endowment
for Sports — an increase of $1
million over the previous
year.

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‘Ingraham announces

planned reduction
in duties on food

© In brief —

Increased
subsidies
for BCB and
Bahamasair

BOTH the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas and
Bahamasair will gain increased
government subsidies in the
2007-2008 Budget, showing the
continuing drag and burden
they represent for Bahamian
taxpayers.

The Broadcasting Corpora-

~ tion of the Bahamas will see its

subsidy from central govern-
ment increase by one third or $2
million, rising from $6 million in
2006-2007 to $8 million in 2007-
2008.

Meanwhile, Bahamasair’s
subsidy will increase by $1 mil-
lion, going from $10 million to
$11 million.

Subsidies for Water and Sew-
erage.Corporation capital pro-
jects fall from $12 million in
2006-2007 to $11 million in
2007-2008.

Exhibition
of art opens
at cafe
tonight

DR Desiree Cox’s art exhi-
bition, Dream Maker, will open
at Cafe Europa in Charlotte
Street, Nassau, tonight.

Air Jamaica
predicts
return to
profitability

g@ JAMAICA
Kingston

AIR Jamaica said Tuesday
the sale of its London-to-
Kingston route to Virgin
Atlantic will help Jamaica’s gov-
ernment-owned carrier achieve
profitability by 2009, according
to Associated Press.

The route has been losing
US$2.5 million a month due to
high fuel costs and competition
from other carriers, the airline’s
chief executive Mike Conway
said.

“No amount of minor tweak-
ing was going to close the sig-
nificant financial gap that had to
be closed,” he said.

Virgin Atlantic, which recent-
ly announced the acquisition of
the route to Heathrow Airport,
said it will take over October
28 and cut back daily service to
two round-trip flights each
week. The London-based air-
line already operates twice-
weekly flights from Gatwick
Airport to Montego Bay.

Air Jamaica said it will cut 20
jobs at its London office once
Virgin Atlantic assumes control
of the route.

Maxim joins
resort boom

in Dominican
Republic

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

MAXIM, the magazine
known for scantily clad cover
girls and reports on the high-
flying male lifestyle, is lending
its name to a new pair of
Dominican Republic resorts,
the developer said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The Maxim Bungalows — rep-
resenting an investment of
US$100 million — join a Domini-
can resort-building boom that
includes the US$2 billion
“Trump at Cap Cana”.

The resorts’ developer,
Elliott, said the first 108-bun-
galow resort in Cofresi Beach,
near the northern city of Puerto
Plata, will open in October. A
second resort with 240 rooms is
slated to open in Juan Dolio,
near the capital of Santo
Domingo, in early 2008. ,

Financial terms of the
arrangement with Maxim were
not disclosed.

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@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham assured the public
that his government has com-
pletely ruled out the imple-
mentation of an income tax
system — and announced that
he will soon outline tax reduc-
tions as part of the 2007/08
budgets.

Speaking during the budget
debate in the House of Assem-
bly, Mr Ingraham said this
budget will see a reduction in
the cost of certain food items
and the reduction of general
costs to the public.

The public can expect to pay
absolutely no duty on noodles,
infant car seats, baby walkers,
sewing machine needles,
sewing thread, bobbins for
sewing machines, fertilisers,
insecticides and rat poison, he
said.

Customs duty on fruit juice
exceeding 13 ounces will be
reduced from 50 per cent to
10 per cent. Duty on doors and
windows made of plastic and
steel is reduced from 35 per
cent to 25 per cent.

Dishwashers, mowers and
bathroom fixtures will be
reduced from 45 per cent to
25 per cent.

On the issue of income tax,
Mr Ingraham said: “I believe
that in continually stating this
position my government is
reflecting national consen-
sus. Our country has thrived
without such a tax to the
extent that we are the envy
of others. Indeed, the
absence of an income tax has
contributed to attractiveness
of the Bahamas to foreign
investors and to Bahamians a
like.”

Mr Ingraham said that the
present revenue system con-

Mi HUBERT Ingraham

tinues to serve the needs of the
county and is neither complex
or administratively burden-
some.

Repeating a position which
he said is of “cardinal impor-
tance” in this government’s
revenue policy, Mr Ingraham
said that his party will main-
tain a low, stable and predica-
ble level of taxation which
encourages compliance,
reduces the advantages of
avoidance, punishes evasion
and enables tourism, as well
as helping Bahamian busi-
nesses and the Bahamian peo-
ple to be clear about their tax
obligations.

Mr Ingraham said that the
government intends to simpli-
fy the Customs Tariff and



amalgamate customs duties
and stamp tax on imports.

The Customs Department
and the Ministry of Finance
have been directed to study
the administrative and other
arrangements which need to
be put in place to accomplish
this in time for the 2008/09
budget.

Mr Ingraham said that gov-
ernment is committed to con-
tinually “rationalising and sim-
plifying the customs tariff”.

In 1995 the previous Ingra-
ham administration reduced
the number of tariff rates from
129 to 29, concurrently reduc-
ing many rates of duty and
reducing the average tariff rate
in the country from 45 per cent
to about 35 per cent.

Bahamas is elected to
WHO executive board

THE Bahamas has been
elected by the Sixtieth
World Health Assembly to
serve on the executive board
of the World Health Organ-
isation.

The Assembly is the
supreme decision-making
body of WHO.

The executive board is
composed of 34 individuals,
technically qualified in the
field of health, each of
whom is designated by a
member state elected to do
so by the World Health
Assembly.

Dr Merceline Dahl-Reg-
is, chief medical officer and
head of the Bahamas dele-
gation to this year’s assem-
bly, has been designated to
serve in that capacity.

Member states are elected
for three-year terms. The

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the decisions and policies of the
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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ~ .

Observations of
events since the
general election

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A victory over discrimination

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I HAVE been carefully
observing events since May 4,
2007, and here is a brief sum-
mary of what I have seen.

1) All during the campaigns
leading up to the election,
every time that I saw Fred
Mitchell on any platform.
what I heard from him was to
me racial rhetoric. ,

However, I was having
lunch at a restaurant on May
17th and I saw Fred having
lunch with five of six white
foreigners at this time.



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with white people unless there
is a difference between white
Bahamians and white for-
eigners.

2) I am very disappointed
in the way the former Prime
Minister has conducted him-
self since May 3, 2007. When
the recount was finished all
and sundry knew the FNM
and the Rt Hon Hubert Ingra-

“ONE PICTURE is worth ten thousand
words,”
Ink in 1927.

Today we publish such a picture on our front
page. It’s a photograph that after more than a
century of struggle illustrates this country’s final
victory over racial discrimination and social
prejudice.

Walking shoulder-to-shoulder to the House
of Assembly for the presentation of the Budget
yesterday morning were Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham and his deputy, Brent Symonette, the
son of the Bahamas’ first premier before Inde-
pendence.

Such an harmonious scene could not have
been contemplated on the night in 1956 when
the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, publisher of this
newspaper, faced arrest for moving a resolu-
tion in the House of Assembly to ban racial
discrimination from hotels, theatres and other
public places. Sir Etienne asked the House to
declare that it was “not in the public interest” to
discriminate against persons because of their
race or colour. He also asked that a Commission
of Inquiry be appointed “to investigate all mat-
ters relating to discrimination with power to
make recommendations for eliminating the evil

_ by legislation or otherwise.”

After two stormy night sessions in the House
and equally angry demonstrations in the public
square, all public doors were thrown open — Sir
Etienne’s anti-discrimination resolution had
succeeded without legislation. The Bahamas
Hotel Association announced that anyone who
came to the hotel properly dressed and behaved
well while there would receive equal service
and equal treatment, regardless of whether they
were local or foreign. Asked by a Tribune
reporter if that statement included coloured
Bahamians, Wesler Keenan, president of the
association replied: “It certainly does.”

Although racial discrimination in public
places was officially at an end, this did not mean
that pockets of resistance did not continue to
exist — even to the present day.

At every election'the PLP resurrected the
race card in the hope of being swept to power
on the black vote. It worked successfully for
25 years.

Racial bitterness flowed from the lips of sev-
eral PLP politicians even in the May 2 election,
showing that there are still Neanderthal men
among us who are loathe to mentally leave the
stone age. The attitude of today’s young
Bahamians will soon brush these remnants
aside.

Their hate-filled thoughts are displayed reg-
ularly on a website, founded by Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell, who has unsuccessfully tried to
convince the public that this website no longer
reflects his views, or the views of the PLP, the

289 Market St. South ° P.O. Box N-7984 ¢ Nassau; Bahamas

“ It’s better to look ahead and prepare

wrote Frederick Barnard in Printers’.

former government, or the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, which he headed until his governmen-
t’s defeat at the polls a few weeks ago.

The following is an example of how some of
these people think. It was posted on the website
shortly after the election.

“With the settling of these elections, there
has never been a more frightening and racist
period in the history of the Bahamas since the
end of apartheid in the Bahamas, prior to 1967.
Everywhere, the. red flags representing the
colours of the Free National Movement are on
the cars of the local conchy joes, the name by
which the local whites are called. They have
hatred in their eyes for black people and have
been firing young black men from their job
sites if they are to suggest that they are PLP.
They have been threatening black people in
the streets and blacks are now afraid that the
mentality of a lynch mob is developing in New
Providence. The situation threatens to get worse
as their arrogance increases. It is quite an incred-
ible situation that we have now returned as
close as they can get to the days of apartheid in
the Bahamas. That is what the voters of the
Bahamas did on 2nd May, 2007. They turned
back the clock to an era of racism and discrim-
ination. We say again, it is a matter of great
regret and a total shame that this country has
been set back forty years.”

If this isn’t incitement to create trouble, we
don’t know what is.

The question persisted, even up to the run-up
to this election, as to whether a white man could
possibly be elected to high office in this country.
Brent Symonette believed that a white man
could, and he dared test the waters. On May 2
the Bahamian people by their votes showed
that they were ready for that forward step.

Of course the venomous website that Mr
Mitchell tries to disown claimed that naming
Mr Symonette as Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs was “an absolute
insult to the Bahamian people” as the “people
of the world will now think that Brent Symon-
ette represents what is Bahamian.”

No, Mr Symonette standing alone does not
tell the whole story of the Bahamas; nor does
Prime Minister Ingraham by himself tell the
story. But together the two, walking proudly
to parliament to assist in shaping the future of
this country, do tell the whole story. This is the
future Bahamas.

Sir Etienne, born 108 years ago, would have
been so proud.

Finally, his belief in a united Bahamian peo-
ple has been vindicated. His struggles and sac-
rifices, and the struggles and sacrifices of so
many men and women of every race and reli-
gion in this country who had the same belief,
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The structuring
of the Senate

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WITH respect to the appointment of three additional senators
to the Upper House in accordance with Section 40 of the Con-
stitution, before one is able to fully grasp what is called for in this
regard, one needs to appreciate what the framers likely had in
view in structuring the Senate as they did.

It is obvious that it was not intended for the Senate to be con-
stituted solely based on the number of seats in the House of
Assembly.

It is equally apparent that the framers did not intend for the
governing party’s representation to exceed nine if it does not
enjoy more than 56 percent of the seats in the House of Assem-
bly.

Firstly, the Constitution seeks to ensure the governing party
always has a clear majority in the Senate even after the election
of a president, who is presumed to come from among appointees
of the Prime Minister.

Secondly, the Constitution seeks to ensure the official oppo-
sition has a minimum number of appointees.

Thirdly, and most importantly in this instance, the Constitu-
tion framers envisioned the possibility of more than two parties
with representatives in the House of Assembly.

Accordingly, the Constitution in presuming the evenhand-
edness of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition,
left it to them to ensure the distribution of those three
seats reflect the balance in the House of Assembly, after taking
into consideration all parties with representation in the
House.

This is a position of trust and guardianship — not partisanship.

Indeed, it is improper to act contrary to the clear dictates of
the Constitution, force a disagreement and thereafter seek cov-
er from some other section of the Constitution.

This issue is about the rule of law, a matter of preserving the
integrity of that which defines and connects us to form a sov-
ereign nation.

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Bahamas. I have been
involved in politics for a long
time and IJ have never seen or
heard the kind of foolishness
that I have seen and heard
during the past three weeks.
Sir Lynden Pindling did not
carry on in 1992 the way these
people have carried on. He
accepted what the Bahamian
people had said like a man.
He did what Perry should
have done on the morning of
May 4th, and this is what Per-
ry should have gone on
national TV (since he loves it
so much) and told his follow-
ers it is over and we now have
to work towards the next elec-
tion.

I was at the opening of Par-
liament in 2002 because I was
invited and I thought it was
the mature thing to do, but I
do not remember seeing any
one around Rawson Square
with any FNM paraphernalia
or T-shirts and carrying on
like a bunch if immature chil-
dren embarrassing the nation
in front of the world.

We have to be careful of the
precedents that we set in life.
Young people are watching
and most of the time these
things come back to haunt us.

The Bahamas has always .

been able to be proud of the
peaceful and mature way our
elections have been conduct-
ed, and it would be a disgrace
to change that because some-
one cannot accept that the
people of this country have
decided they no longer want
them to be in control.

The truth of this all is very
simple, the PLP know that
they tried every trick in the
book and then some more and
it all failed to help them win
and that is what is driving
them crazy.

They now know the Rt Hon
Hubert Ingraham will be their
Prime Minister for the next
five years or however long he
decides because the people of
the Bahamas have spoken
and they have said in no
uncertain terms Hubert Ingra-
ham is “simply the best, better
than all the rest.” The FNM
went from seven seats to 23
seats and that, contrary to
what the PLP are saying is a
huge accomplishment.

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when van
overturns

A 63-YEAR-OLD man
suffered minor injuries after
the vehicle he was driving
flipped several times on Fri-
day in Hunters.

Elisca Casseus, a resident
of Lewis Yard, was driving
his Chevy Astro van north
along Grand Bahamian Way
when the right tyre blew.

He lost control of the vehi-
cle, which skidded off the
road, crashed into a concrete
wall and overturned a num-
ber of times.

Mr Casseus was taken by
ambulance to the Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
was treated for injuries to his
neck and right arm, and later
discharged.

Police are investigating the
accident.

Castro blasts
Bush on
opposition to
green plan

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Castro lambasted US Presi-
dent George W Bush on
Tuesday for opposing the
European Union’s goal for
an agreement on carbon
emissions at next week’s
Group of Eight summit,
according to Associated Press.

In the latest in what are
becoming almost daily opin-
ion pieces called “Reflections
of the Commander in Chief,”
Castro said Bush would be
wise to listen to his ally, out-
going British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, who has made
global warming a primary
focus of his last weeks in
office.

The ailing 80-year-old
Cuban leader also criticised
both Britain and the United
States for heavy military
expenditures.

Germany, which holds the
rotating European Union
and G-8 presidencies, is
proposing a target that would
allow global temperatures to
increase no more than 2°C
(3.6°F) before being brought
back down. Experts have said
that means a global reduc-
tion in emissions of 50 per
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2050.

‘In Berlin on Tuesday,
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that the outages are weather-
related and demanded that
BEC management “come
clean” over the issue.

Householders in Sea Breeze
have been hit for months by
electricity cuts which strike at
all hours, making it near impos-
sible for them to plan their lives.

One of the victims, Kirtland
Bethel, who lives in Sea Grape
Avenue, said the frequency of
outages is now “terrible” and
that they can’t get any real
answers from BEC.

“Most of the time we are left
talking to a machine when we
call them,” said Mr Bethel, “But
we don’t accept that these cuts
are weather-related. They hap-
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@ FOREIGN Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Brent

weather about.”

Sea Breeze residents are now
calling on BEC to conduct a
door-to-door survey to discover
the extent of the problem.

Suspicion

They suspect that a faulty
transformer in the area is prob-
ably the real cause of their trou-
bles.

In a new appeal to The Tri-
bune, he said all their efforts to
find a solution had been to no
avail. BEC emergency didn’t
work, he said, and management
response so far had been uncon-
vincing.

On several days during May,
power had been cut off, some-
times for only 15 minutes, at
other times for considerably
longer, he said.

On none of these occasions
had thunderstorms been a fac-
tor, he claimed.



Symonette greets Her Excellency Advocate, Faith Doreen
Radebe, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa,
during a courtesy call af the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

yesterday.

(Photo: BIS/Tim Aylen)

Mexican admits to
forgery and fraud

A 49-YEAR-OLD Mexican
man pleaded guilty in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday to 16
fraud related charges.

Jesus Guzman Tirado of Sies-
ta Way, California was
arraigned and charged with sev-
eral counts of possession of
forged documents, forgery,
uttering forged documents as
well as fraud by false pretenses.

According to court dockets,
on Sunday May 27, the accused
was found in possession of a
Mexican passport and driver’s
licence, three American Express
cards and a Master Card all in
the name of Federico E Witte
Doring.

It was further alleged that on
that same day he was found in
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It was alleged that he
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mentioned amounts from these
establishments.

The accused was fined $500
on each of the 16 charges
against him. He will serve one
month in jail on each count if he
fails to pay the fines.

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Breeze still seeking
answers from BEC

Taxpayers who were footing
the bill for BEC management
salaries were entitled to honest
answers, he added.

When the Sea Breeze power
problem first came to light in
The Tribune on May 12, many
residents supported Mr Bethel
in his call for action.

“People have been telling me
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Christie defends
S2.8m for school
build in Acklins

@ By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff Reporter _

Leader of the opposition Per-
ry Christie has questioned the

credibility of the FNM vice-.

chairman Johnley Ferguson and
sternly defended his govern-
ment’s decision to erect a $2.8
million school in Acklins.

Mr Christie justified his gov-
ernments decision on the much
discussed school contract, while
making his initial response to
the new FNM budget vester-
day, at a press conference at the
House of Assembly.

Mr Ferguson has aggressively
criticised the PLP for awarding
some $80 million in contracts
in the weeks and days leading
up to the election.

The new

FNM government, Mr Fergu-
son said, will take all of these
contracts under review, with
some possibly being modified,
or even suspended.

While maintaining that the
children of Acklins are of equal
worth to those from other parts
of the Bahamas, the FNM vice-
chairman suggested that this
particular contract was exces-
sive.

Mr Ferguson pointed out that
the contract, worth 3.1 million -
a number Mr Christie disputes —
for only 37 children, would lead
to an average expenditure on
the school of around $80,000
pet child.

Mr Christie said that the
FNM vice-chairman was not
presenting accurate information

to the Bahamian people.
“That (the school) is a fun-
damental commitment to a phi-

losophy that the children of

Acklins is deserving of the same
quality educational facilities as
the children of New Providence
and the children of Freeport,”
he said

Giving justification for the
cost of the school, Mr Christie
said that the multi-purpose
building was to function as a
hurricane shelter for the entire
community, built to specifica-

tions to ensure the safety of

those that occupy it during a
storm.

Additionally, Mr Christie
pointed out that the plans tor
the school included a 400 metre
track; a basketball court and a



@ FORMER prime minister Perry Chistie and the opposition held a press conference after the

budget reading.

functional community centre.
“It is an extraordinary deci-
sion by a government that
decided, since it was spending
money on an isolated commu-
nity in the southern Bahamas, it
was going to ensure that the

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

entire community would benefit
from that,” he said.

Mr Ferguson made the claim
that the PLP’s spending was like
a “run-away train.”

However, the former prime
minister, who appears to have

Nottage criticises lack of debate on Speech from t

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE decision not use the first
functional meeting of the House

vt Assembly to debate the
speech from the throne is “awk-
ward” and an unnecessary
vreak from tradition, according
to Dr Bernard Nottage, the

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Dr Nottage chided the gov-
ernment for its decision yester-
day in his.response to the
tabling of the budget proposal.

“Since the speech from the
throne is the most important
articulation of a government’s
agenda for a parliamentary ses-
sion, it is expected that the gov-
ernment would provide the
opportunity for a timely debate
so that the general public can
understand its intended legisla-
tive programme.

“Instead, conspicuously and
suspiciously, Mr Speaker, the
side opposite seems to be run-
ning away from its own speech

and are denying us an oppor-
tunity to debate it until a time
when such a debate will have
lost its usefulness and its signif-
icance,” he said.

Controversy over this point
emerged during the opening of
parliament when the govern-
ment leader of business in the
House, Tammy Turnquest,
announced that the government
would lead off its agenda by
presenting the budget. as it 1s
constitutionally required to be
passed in parliament by the end
of June.

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the government, Dr Nottage
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about the governments agen-
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opposition be given a chance
to respond to the speech from
the throne while it is fresh in
the minds of the public. This is
especially true of this particu-
lar speech which, in our view is
disingenuous in- several
instances and deceptive in
many others. It is a speech that
has promised to ‘turn back’
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a caring and effective PLP
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government is creating a climate
of fear and anxiety in the coun-
try by reviewing contracts legal-
ly entered into by the previous
government.

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Government to look at
country’s labour laws

THE government is planning
to review the country’s labour
laws.

Minister of Labour and Mar-
itime Affairs Dion Foulkes
made this announcement at a
National Congress of Trade
Unions (NTSU) celebration on
Tuesday.

Mr Foulkes reminded those
gathered that as a former trade
unionist, he has a “full under-
standing and a great apprecia-
tion for the difficult circum-
stances which often confront
union leaders, as they work to
bring delicate negotiations to a
successful conclusion.

“With trade unionism, as with

many other human endeavors,
there is often a direct correla-
‘tion between the amount of
effort expended and outcome
achieved. In this connection,
then, I wish to assure each of
you that this minister pledges
to work collaboratively and
untiring with trade unions and
employers, so as to ensure that
good labour relations become
the order of the day in our
Bahamaland,” he said.

Mr Foulkes said that on the
issue of labour relations, his
government intends to be
proactive, rather than reactive.

“You will recall that during
my government’s first adminis-
tration, a compendium of five
pieces of labour legislation were
placed before parliament. They
were as follows:

e the Trade Union and
Labour Relations Bill;

e the Industrial Court and
Trade Disputes Bill;

© the Employment Act;

e the Minimum wage Act;
and

e the Health and Safety in the
Workplace Act

“While only three of the five
bills were enacted into law, my
government intends to pick up
where we left off by undertak-
ing to review current laws with
a view to making amendments
where necessary,” he said.

The minister went on to
speak about the International
Labour Organisation’s Con-
vention 87, which relates to the
right of workers to join organi-
sations of their choosing and
the functioning of organisations
without interference by author-
ities.

“Shortly after being sworn in
as minister of maritime affairs
and labour, I indicated my inten-
tion to work for the implemen-
tation of the convention, there-
by bringing the Bahamas in line
with ILO standards,” he said.

Discussions

Mr Foulkes also said he plans
to resume the tripartite discus-
sions known as TRIFOR, which
the first FNM government
implemented in 2000 when he
was minister of labour. He
explained that under TRIFOR,
“a core group of persons rep-
resenting the government, the
trade union and industry met,

conferred and collectively,
decided how to resolve topical

issues of the day.”

The minister told the NTSU
that its theme for this year:
“Building our future together”,



Bi DION Foulkes

suggests that they are prepared
to take “a team approach” to
the future growth of the organ-
isation and its affiliates.

“Our competition is not inter-
nal, but regional and’ global.
Therefore with competitiveness
as our watchword, let us tool
and retool ourselves and those
who look to us for leadership
to prepare for present and
emerging opportunities.

“And since trade unions in
the Bahamas represent front
line workers in the various sec-
tors of our economy, we have
all the more reason to unite and
build the best future for this and
the succeeding generation,” he
said.

Investor giving FNM 100 days
before launching campaign

IRATE German investor
Harald Fuhrmann, who claims
“his life has been blighted by cor-
‘-rupt Bahamian lawyers, is giv-
ing the new government 100
days grace before relaunching
his fight for justice.

He said yesterday that he is
allowing the FNM 100 days of
“peacetime” before he begins
a new internet campaign against
the Bahamas drawing attention
to what he describes as a large-
ly “corrupt and incompetent”
legal profession.

Mr Fuhrmann wants a face-
to-face meeting with Prime
“Minister Hubert Ingraham to
iron out several legal issues aris-

ing from a property dispute dat-
’ ing back more than a decade.

Having allegedly been treated
“disrespectfully” by the PLP,
Mr Fuhrmann said he had no
intention of being treated simi-
larly by the FNM. “I cannot
allow any party‘or member of a
party to continue to kill my
health,” he said.

Earlier this month, Mr
Fuhrmann claimed he was
assaulted by a thug who tore
down anti-PLP posters outside
his home in Prince Charles Dri-
ve.

This followed a dispute in
which Mr Fuhrmann alleged the
party had used his premises as a
campaign base when their
rental agreement stipulated res-
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The Bahamian male

e hear every day that

the Bahamian male
is an endangered species, that
they are not thriving at school, at
work or in society in general.

It is also clear that, generally
speaking, there are fewer men
living up to their responsibility in
taking care of their children,
their women or their communi-
ties.

We have witnessed, genera-
tion after generation, the prolif-
eration of the misogynistic atti-
tude that a man should have as
many children with as many
women (or simply have as many
women) as they can take care of.

In addition, we know that
there are many men in this coun-
try - itis argued that there area
disproportionate amount of men
— who are abusive and who
would rather see their women
dead than with someone else.

So who is responsible for this
sorry state of the Bahamian
male? Well, obviously - through
an ugly self-perpetuating curse
—the Bahamian male himself.

Many social commentators
have the habit of cradling every
wayward man in their arms and
whisper the mantra, I knqw your
single mother did not know how
to raise you, your daddy didn’t
love you, you had the wrong role
models, history conspired against
you and so on and so forth, but
perhaps the problem may sim-
ply be that Bahamian society
expects very little from its men.

Perhaps men have had it too
good for too long. Maybe we
have been coddled for far too
long. One thing is certain, no
amount of pointing the finger at
another gender or race can make
a better man out of anyone.

Our mothers have sheltered
us from the police for far too
long. Our wives and girlfriends
have tolerated our cheating,
and/or beatings for far too long.
Our fathers have borne the dis-
appointment of a lecherous child
for far too long. Our children
have forgiven the absence of
daddies and the abuse of their
mothers tor far too long.

ahamian men, my

brothers, let us be hon-
est with ourselves, we have
tailed. The near extinction of the
Bahamian family and family val-
ues rest on our heads. Perhaps
it’s not you, perhaps it’s the
friend you enable by telling his
wife that he was with you Fri-
day night, the uncle you encour-

age when he regales you with
the tales of his latest conquest
at the Fish Fry or the buddy you
have drinks with who you know
hasn’t seen his child, much less
paid child support, for the past
five years. Well, that makes us
very much a part of the prob-
lem.

Regardless of whether you are
a jobless delinquent who spends
most of your afternoon following
and catcalling women in the Mall
at Marathon or a well-groomed
executive who makes sexual
comments to his subordinates or
co-workers, neither class nor
education excludes you for this.

A lawyer who can afford to
pay. school fees for his “outside



Bahamian men,

my brothers, let

us be honest with

ourselves, we
have failed.



child” is not better than a con-
struction worker who buys
clothes for his. A doctor who
cheats on his wife is no differ-
ent from a drug dealer who
cheats on his. A pig is a pig
whether you dress him in nice
clothes or not.

We blame our philandering
on our genetic make-up and say
a man is just wired in such a way
that he has to cheat. Our inabil-
ity to stay monogamous is attrib-
uted to some farcical pseudo-sci-
entific theory that men are
genetically predisposed to
“spread their seed”.

We box and browbeat our
women and use that passage in
Genesis to justify our “domin-
ion” over them.

till, we are men are we

not? Are we still the
providers, the protectors, the
nurturers of our home? No. We
are the scourge of our homes, of
our society, of our women, of
our children.

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We were not told that much was
expected of us. We were not
encouraged to lick our wounds,
stand up and become the men
God made us to be and soldier
on with our duties.

Ask the Bahamian woman
what kind of man she wants and
then ask her what kind of man
she thinks she will find and you
will get two entirely different
descriptions. Ask the Bahamian
child what kind of father he/she
wants and then ask him/her what
type of father he/she has and you
will get two entirely different
answers.

The ideal Bahamian man, the
hard working, faithful provider
has given way to the Bahamian
man that no one wants but can’t
seem to avoid. The reason for
that is rests in the fact that no-
one said to our men: “I don’t
care who your pa was or is. |
don’t care that he was not there.
This woman, this child, this coun-
try expects you to be, desper-
ately needs you to be better.”

But today I am and many oth-
ers are. The ugly cycle of our
young men being socialised by
dysfunctional men and then
becoming violent and dysfunc- '
tional themselves has to come
to an end.

ahamian society has

realised that their
fathers are no longer supermen.
He’s just some dude that runs
around the house with his under-
wear on the outside of his pants
and a sheet warped around his
neck.

It’s no longer cute to have five
kids with three different women, -
it’s reckless. You’re not a man if
you hit your wife or girlfriend
or tell her incessantly how worth-
less she is, you’re a punk.

If you start fights, rob, stab
people because it helps you prove
that you are a man, you may have
to consider that you are over-
compensating for something.

What Theodore Roosevelt
said long ago is true of the
Bahamas today: “We need the
iron qualities that go with true
manhood. We need the positive
virtues of resolution, of courage,
of indomitable will, of power to
do without shrinking the rough
work that must always be done.”
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Cuban Ambassador attresses students

CUBAN AMBASSADOR Felix Wilson was the speaker at a class of COB students on Tues-
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Luis Posada Carriles, who is wanted by Cuba in connection with the 1976 bombing of an airliner.





Budget boost for

law enforcement

& By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

SIGNIFICANT increases of
manpower, equipment and finan-
cial resources are in store for the
country’s law enforcement agen-
cies and departments, it was.
revealed in the presentation of
the national budget for the fiscal
year 2007/2008.°

Addressing the House of
Assembly yesterday, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham also
announced that his government
is taking steps to deal with the
issue of the much-anticipated
judicial salary review, “so as to
put that matter to rest.”

Mr Ingraham, in his 2007/08
budget communication yesterday,
announced that the Royal
Bahamas Police Force will receive
a budget of $117 million - a $9
million increase over 2006/07.

The Defence Force, he said,
will receive $45 million, an

increase of almost $5 million over
2006/07.

The Department of Immigra-
tion will receive just over $18 mil-
lion — a $2 million increase over
the previous year.

Declaring that security and law
enforcement is of the highest pri-
ority to the FNM government,
Mr Ingraham stated that, in the
case of the Defence Force, “sig-
nificant expenditure on addition-
al manpower, new equipment and
vessels is provided for in 2007/08.”

The Defence Force, he said,
will receive 100 additional
recruits, two airplanes and four
patrol craft.

“This will enable the Defence
Force to effectively patrol our ter-
ritorial waters and deal with
poaching, illegal immigration and
the movement of contraband.”
he said.

In a addition to this, Mr Ingra-

ham announced that his govern-.

ment is acquiring two 27-foot

patrol craft and two 48-foot
Dauntless patrol vessels from the
2006/07 budget.

The prime minister said the
police will be expanded by 200
officers.

“It is envisaged that there will
be an obvious and continuous
police presence, by way of foot
and mobile patrols, throughout
the Bahamas,” he said.

Police will also receive further
technical resources to augment
the capability of the force “to
detect serious crime and to bring
those responsible to justice speed-
ily,” he added.

In the case of the immigration
department, an additional 50 per-
sonnel will be trained and addi-
tional resources will be provided
for the repatriation of illegal
immigrants.

Mr Ingraham said that provi-
sions have also been made in this
year’s budget for 50 additional
Customs officers.

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Bahamas and _ Southern
Trinidad, has successfully
defended his PhD dissertation,
“Romancing ‘the Folk’: Reread-
ing the Nation in Caribbean
Poetics,” at Duke University.

On May 13 Mr Campbell
graduated from Duke with a
PhD in English and a graduate
certificate in African and
African-American Studies.

Born in Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Christian hails from a
Pan-Caribbean family. His
father, Christopher Campbell,
is Bahamian and grew up in Cat
Island and Nassau,

His mother Helén is Trinida-
dian and grew up in Cochrane
Village, Guapo, Trinidad in the
borough of Point Fortin.

Mr Campbell graduated from
Queen’s College Secondary
School at age 15 as a top stu-
dent and was awarded the Pride
National Youth Recognition
Award “for exemplary contri-
bution to nation building” from
the Ministry of Youth and Cul-
ture.

At the age of 16 he entered
Macalester College as a DeWitt
Wallace and Lyford Cay Schol-
ar. He graduated with an hon-
ours degree in English and
Communication Studies and a
minor in Spanish, top awards
for both creative and critical
writing, and a Presidential
Leadership Award, which
recognises the 10 most out-
standing graduating seniors.

In the same year, at the age
of 19, Dr Campbell was accepted
to do doctoral work in literature.

A competitive swimmer for
10 years, Dr Campbell was a
national medallist and a medal-
list in the first Bahamas Games.

He was a member of the
Macalester water polo and var-
sity swimming and diving teams,
of which he was team captain,
and broke the oldest Macalester
swimming record (100 breast).

He is a former member of the
Bahamas National Swim Team,
and was a_finalist at the 1997
CARIFTA Games in Trinidad
and“Fobago.

Mr Campbell entered the
PhD Programme in English at
Duke University on a full
departmental fellowship, a Few
Fellowship for top incoming stu-
dents and an Organisation of
American States Fellowship.

At Duke, he was also award-
ed a DeWitt Wallace Disserta-
tion Fellowship, numerous trav-
el fellowships, a summer
research fellowship, research
grants and awards.

In 2002, after being awarded
his MA from Duke, he won the
Commonwealth Caribbean
Rhodes Scholarship; he is the
second Bahamian citizen to win
a Rhodes Scholarship.

Mr Campbell read for an
MPhil in English Studies, con-
centrating on modern British
literature, at Balliol College,

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University of Oxford and was
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thesis.

Awards

In 2003, Mr Campbell was
awarded the Minister’s Cup for
the most outstanding young
Bahamian from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture of

the Commonwealth of the,

Bahamas, and was honoured at
the flag-raising ceremony for
the 30th anniversary of Bahami-
an independence as a distin-
guished Bahamian, along with
the “Golden Girls” and Lenny
Kravitz.

In 2004, he was inducted into
the American Academy of
Achievement.

After graduating from
Oxford in 2004, Mr Campbell
postponed returning to his doc-
toral studies at Duke in order to
work as consultant and editor
of the Weekender at The Nas-
sau Guardian.

Mr Campbell isthe youngest
member of the National Cul-
tural Development Commission
and was a member of the 2007
Bahamian contingent to CAR-

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go.

He has received fellowships
and grants from the Ford Foun-
dation, the Bahamas Endow-
ment for the Performing Arts,

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Department of Literatures in
English and the Centre for Gen-
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the West Indies, Cave Hill, Bar-
bados.

He has presented his work in
the Caribbean, the United
States, the United Kingdom
and Switzerland, and is widely
published in journals and
anthologies on both sides of the
Atlantic.

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get and announced that the
2007/8 budget has the first
planned recurrent budget sur-
plus — $25 million ~ since the

Christie
on budget

absolutely nonsense because it

LOCAL NEWS |

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 11

URBAN

M Y T H

2000/1 budget. : represented great neglect and presents
“In this declared commitment — poor management decisions of
to balancing the budget he (Mr_— the Hubert Ingraham govern-
Ingraham) is reminding us of — ment,” he said.
what he said before. And when The former prime minister Designer Jeans

we came to power in 2002, and
tested it, we found a virtual
mess,” Mr Christie declared.

The leader of the opposition
used two tourism related exam-
ples from the last Ingraham
government, when balanced
budgets were proclaimed, as
proof that Mr Ingraham’s bud-
getary policy is lacking.

Mr Christie said that when
his government came to power
in 2002 they were forced to
spend millions of dollars to
upgrade, the two major gate-
ways of Bahamian tourism: the
Prince George Dock and the
Nassau International Airport.

Cruise ships, he said, threat-
ened not to return to the coun-
try as the Ingraham government
had truck tyres, rather than
proper fenders, protecting the
large ships while in harbour.

Regarding the airport, Mr
Christie added: “My govern-

also questioned the assertion in
the FNM’s budget that intake
from stamp tax can be grown
to 27 per cent of overall rev-
enue, suggesting that this goal
was unrealistic.

Though critical of many parts
of the budget, Mr Christie said
that the PLP supports the deci-
sion to allocate additional
resources for the security forces,
giving for example the police
an extra 200 officers. However,
he added, the ability to invest in
the security forces by the new
Ingraham administration results

from the “sound planning” of

his government.

Another major point of con-
tention by the opposition leader
is the proposed budget surplus,

If the necessary infrastruc-

ture investments are undertak-
en to match the $20 billion of

investment his government left
in process for the Bahamas, Mr

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Wasa disaster waiting to hap- — of the opposition also decried
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than to say the gateway to the — services with the ministry of
Bahamas was totally neglected health, rather than giving these
simply to show this kind of, ministry's the prominence
what I call, conceptual image — deserved, as was done during
of fiscal management. That is his government. .

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FROM page one

mo feat before in the 1999/00 and
OO/OL budget and intends to repeat
these in the coming
years
Mr Ingraham hopes that his
administration will reduce the ratio
of government debt to GDP to come
within the range of 30 to 35 per cent
bv 2012
P rojections thus tar have indicated
Co eovernment that they can attain a
{just over 36 per cent by 2009.
ud that this vear. government

achievements

Govt projects f first planned budget surplus in five years

can make progress in reducing the
level of Government debt to GDP
from 38.2 per cent in 2006/07 to
under 38 per cent, reducing the inter-
est cost of the country’s debt by $13
million.

Thereafter Mr Ingraham said that
government will accelerate this
process.

While at present the level of gov-
ernment debt 1s manageable, the
prime minister pointed out that it is
cructal to the soundness of the fiscal

position of the Bahamas that it
moves quickly to reduce the debt to
GDP.

Between 1999 and 2001 Mr Ingra-
ham’s last administration reduced it
to less than 33 per cent, an achieve-
ment he said his current administra-
tion can repeat.

Each reduction of | per cent in the
ratio of Government debt to GDP
is approximately $60 million. A
reduction of 3 per cent — bringing
Government debt to GDP to 35 per

cent would represent a reduction of
debt of $180 million.

The reduction in government debt
would release the equivalent amount
of $180 million in resources for pro-
ductive private sector purposes.

Mr Ingraham said there would be
less interest rate pressures because
government’s funding requirements
would be reduced and it would open
up further prospects for relaxing con-
trols on the outflow of capital.

In order to achieve all this the
prime minister said government
intends to ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustainable

rate over the coming years.

“We can point to our successful
track record in this regard. A rapid
rate of growth can generate the
recurrent revenues necessary to
reduce the fiscal deficit while also
providing scope for expanding
expenditure on essential public ser-
vices and infrastructure,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

He also promised that the govern-
ment will be prudent in its spending
and will carefully heed the demands
for priority services and manage
expenditure most carefully to ensure
that there is “full value for money.”



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a moderation in performance
for 2006 as total visitors
declined by 1 per cent to 4.73
million and the increase of
room revenues slowed,” he
said.

Mr Ingraham said that a fur-
ther moderation in perfor-
mance is likely to result during
2007 as a consequence of the
removal of hotel rooms from
service to accommodate refur-
bishment and replacement.

The country’s economic
growth, he said, was sustained
by foreign direct investment

~ inflows and by substantial

growth in domestic credit.

“Foreign direct investment
amounted to $705.8 million in
2006, of which $233.3 or 33 per
cent represented the sale of
land to international persons.
Domestic credit in 2006
expanded by 14.3 per cent or
$843.4 million,” he said.

Mr Ingraham added that the
pace of economic growth was

. driven by growth in both con-

struction activity and con-
sumer demand.

“The outlook for construc-
tion in 2007 is positive,” he
noted.

With the declared aim of
rebuilding trust in the govern-
ment, Mr Ingraham yesterday
repeated the FNM’s commit-
ment from the Speech from
the Throne to have a “bal-
anced budget” fiscal policy.

Therefore, the prime minis-
ter said, the 2007/08 budget

projects a planned recurrent*

budget surplus of $25 million —
the first such planned surplus
since the 2000/2001 budget and
a first step in eliminating the

. overall fiscal deficit.

Mr Ingraham said that the
aim of his government to elim-
inate the GFS (Government
Finance Statistics) deficit —
which is at 1.6 per cent of the.
GDP in 2006/2007 - by
2012/2013.

The prime minister said that
his government intends to
ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustain-
able rate over the coming

OPPORTUNITIES FOR
. WORSHIP AND MINISTRY

Recurrent revenue

years.

Secondly, he said, the FNM
administration intends to be
“especially prudent in our pub-
lic expenditure policies.”

“We will carefully heed the
demands for priority services
and manage expenditure most
carefully to ensure that there is
full value for money,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that
“every agency and service is
being allocated what are
deemed to be its requirements
which, with careful and pru-
dent management, should
enable them to meet their
responsibilities.”

“All ministers and senior
personnel are aware that fiscal
resources are limited and all
will be aware that proper man-
agement of resources is cru-
cial. If any lapses in manage-
ment emerge they will be evi-
dent in the mid-year budget
statement,” he said.

Prime Minister Ingraham
emphasised that his govern-
ment is committed to pursu-
ing a strictly disciplined fiscal
policy, “so that only truly
unforeseen expenditures will
be approved for supplemen-
tary funding as the fiscal year
progresses.”

“Therefore the 2007/08 bud-
get is a firm budget and it is
intended to enforce strict, fis-
cal discipline in its implemen-
tation,” he said.

Speaking to The Tribune
outside of the House of
Assembly yesterday afternoon,
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing said that the
PLP left his government no
draft budget that they could
consider.

. “This budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,’
he said.

Mr Laing said that although
the FNM of course utilised the
expertise of the Ministry of
Finance staff and other rele-
vant departments this budget
is most definitely a FNM one.

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addition to his prison sentence,
Bridgewater is to be given 10
strokes of the cat o’ nine tails,
which are to be administered in
two instalments of five. Howev-
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to be given until 28 days from
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a work assignment at Les

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10.30pm when he was beaten
unconscious.

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appeared before deputy chief
magistrate Helen Jones,

.opleaded notyguilty to the
charge of causing harm. They

were each granted $1,000 bail
with surety on the condition
that they have no contact
with the complainant.

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October 1 for trial.

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Providence, who reported
that he and his wife were
held up by a white man,
armed with a shotgun, while
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Mr Thompson, 45, and his
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Police went to Pelican’
Shores, where they arrested
the 64-year-old man. They
also confiscated a 12-gauge
shotgun and a number of car-
tridges.

Mr Rahming said that the
man, who was the victim of a
housebreaking and theft, was
apparently angry because his
safe — containing a large
sum of money — had been
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chef, and highlighted the dis-
tinctions of the profession’s
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Also a local educator in his
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“It is a profession with still
many opportunities for Bahami-
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A senior Iraqi official
said the radical Shiite Mah-

, di Army militia was sus-
pected in the attack.

British Foreign Secretary
Margaret Beckett said offi-
cials were doing all they
could to secure the “swift
and safe return” of the five.

“This is clearly a very dis-
tressing time for all con-
cerned,” she said, arriving
at a Group of Eight meet-
ing in Potsdam, Germany.

Foreign Office officials
are “offering help and assis-
tance to the next of kin” of
the Britons, Beckett said.

“Tt is not helpful at this
stage to speculate on what
might have happened, ” she
said." We are’ working
closely with the Iraqi
authtities to-establish the
facts and doing all we can
to secure their swift and
safe return.”

Soon after the abduction,
Iraqi forces established a
special battalion of Iraqi
soldiers and police to
search for the men, said




Brig. Gen. Qassim al
Musawi, an Iraqi army
spokesman.

“We are conducting

search operations near the
site where the abduction
took place,” he said.
“Maybe today or in the
coming few days, we will
find them with the help of
secret intelligence.”
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said hundreds of U.S. and
Iraqi troops sealed off areas
of the Shiite neighborhood
overnight and carried out a
series of arrest raids that
lasted until dawn. The resi-
dents spoke on condition of
anonymity out of fear of
reprisals for speaking to the
Western media.

The U.S. military said it
had arrested five suspected
militants and one suspect-
ed leader of a militant cell
during early morning raids
in Sadr City. Those arrested
were believed to be part of
a cell that smuggled
weapons in from Iran and
sent militants to Iran for
training, the statement said.

The statement did not
link the raid to the missing
men.

Two civilians were killed
and four others injured in
crossfire from gunbattles
that broke out in one of the
raids, police said. The civil-
ians had been sleeping on
their roofs in a traditional
Iraqi custom to escape the
brutal heat, police said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because they
were not authorized to
speak to the media.

-work of the Mahdi Army,

The: U.S.
responding to a query from
The Associated Press, said
in an e-mail that it had con-
ducted two raids in Sadr
City but that no shots were
fired.

A roadside bomb that
apparently targeted a pass-
ing police patrol in Sadr
City, missed and killed one
civilian and wounded four
others, police said.

In other violence, several
mortar rounds apparently
targeting an American mil-
itary base in the restive city
of Fallujah missed their
mark and landed instead on
a courthouse and in a resi-
dential neighborhood,
killing nine civilians and
wounding 15 others, accord-

ing to police and Dr. Anas.

al-Rawi, of Fallujah Gener-
al Hospital.

A police commander’s
convoy was struck by a
roadside bomb in the town
of Hamzah, south of Bagh-
dad, killing two guards and
injuring two others, a police
officer said, speaking on
condition of anonymity
because he feared reprisals
for talking to the media.

Gunmen in three cars
ambushed three soldiers
who had stopped to drink
orange juice in the center
of Karbala, 50 miles south
of Baghdad, and stole the
nearly $396,000 in salaries
they were transporting to
their unit, an army official
said, speaking on condition
of anonymity for fear of
reprisals.

The three soldiers were
arrested on suspicion of
involvement in the theft,
the official said.

The U.S. military said 10
American soldiers were
killed in roadside bombings
and a helicopter crash Mon-
day, making May — with at
least 113 fatalities so far —
the third deadliest month
of the war for U.S. troops.

The Islamic state of Iraq,
an al-Qaida front group,
claimed responsibility for
shooting down the heli-
copter in a statement post-
ed on a militant Web site.
The claim could not be
independently verified. The
military did not say if the
helicopter was shot down
or had mechanical prob-
lems.

Attacks. on Iraqis raged

-military, :

on as well. Police and
morgue officials contacted
by the AP reported at least
120 people killed or found
dead. All of the officials
refused to allow use of their
names fearing they could be
targeted by militants.

Police said two car
bombers hit neighborhoods
on opposite sides of the
Tigris River on Tuesday,
killing 40 people and
wounding more than 100
others. A Shiite mosque
was destroyed in the second
of the two attacks, in the
Amil neighborhood in west
Baghdad.

Hours after the British
were abducted, Joe Gav-
aghan, a spokesman for
Montreal-based security |
firm GardaWorld, con-
firmed that four of its secu-
rity workers and one client
were kidnapped. All four
GardaWorld workers are
British citizens, he said,
declining to provide more
details.

A spokesman for Bear-
ingPoint, a McLean, Va.-
based management consult-
ing firm, said one of the
company’s employees,
apparently the client
referred to by Gavaghan,

Was among those abducted.

If the. kidnappings are the

as asserted by several Iraqi
officials, they could be
retaliation for the killing by
British forces last week of
the militia’s commander in
Basra.

Canon Andrew White,
the Anglican vicar of Bagh- .
dad, who lives in the Garda
World compound and is
involved in efforts to free
the men, said it’s “a strong
possibility” the kidnapping
was a retaliation for the
killing.

“We have been in contact
with (the Mahdi Army) and
are doing our best to try
and continue that contact
throughout the day,” he
told BBC radio.

The raid was reminiscent
of an attack by the Shiite
militiamen, dressed as Inte-
rior Ministry commandos,
who stormed a Higher Edu-
cation Ministry office Nov.
14 and seized as many as
200 people. Dozens of those
kidnap victims have never
been found.

Uniforms

Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim
Khalaf, the Interior Min-
istry spokesman, said the
abduction Tuesday was car-
ried out by men wearing
police uniforms who
showed up at the Finance
Ministry data collection
facility in 19 four-wheel dri-
ve vehicles of the type used
by police.

He said the band of kid-
nappers sped off across the
Army Canal to the east.
Sadr City, the Shiite Mahdi
Army stronghold, is direct-
ly east of the Canal.

“We are pursuing this
case very vigorously, first
to release them, secondly to
establish the truth of what
happened, who was respon-
sible,” Foreign Minister
Hoshyar Zebari told BBC
radio on Wednesday.

Zebari said that the gov-
ernment has long believed
that its security forces were
infiltrated by militia mem-
bers.

“The number of people
who were involved in the
operation — to seal off the
building, to set roadblocks,
to get into the building with
such confidence — (means
they) must have some con-
nection,” he said.
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be microscopically analyzed. hearts and then doubled four spades

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wound up as declarer at five spades. South made four spades doubled
East could have made five hearts by with an overtrick for a score of 690
guessing the location of the queen of _ points and a net gain of 240 points on
clubs. the deal. Both Wests suffered from
West led the ace of hearts, on heart failure!

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gotten, Sagittarius. You may have to
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Obstacles may seem large this
week, Capricorn, but they’re no
bigger than ones you’ve conquered
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Cancer, your home is in an upheaval
due to some recent renovations, and
it’s getting on everyone’s nerves,
Luckily, the end is in sight and you

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you out of bed this week, Leo.
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what others do, they can’t seem to

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mood to-set the scene with candle-
light, soft music and a delicious din-
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because the “date” could be any day.

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more inclined to stay indoors.cud-
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS



@ A BOAT with the Cali-
fornia Department of Fish
and Game tries to help two
humpback whales head back
to the ocean near Vallejo,
Calif., Tuesday, May 29,
2007.

(AP Photo/
The Bee,
Lezlie Sterling)

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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

WicsO

Whales lost in
California river

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 undersianding of basic management functions and experience in management
and supervision. mi
A minimum of 10 years'of pr ogressi ely: responsible experience as human resources
manager in a unionized‘organization-6fiaround4()' 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.



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As a member of the PUC team, the successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive

~ HE-VALLEJO, Calif.

a “TWO lost whales closed in
wd

on, their ocean home Tuesday

"evening, passing under a busy
he “, Bridge and entering San Fran-
cisco Bay after being lost in

rc inland waterways, according to:

:eu'Associated Press.

oi vThe mother humpback and

c * Her calf, who have sojourned
-‘ for more than two weeks in the
_ Sacramento-San Joaquin River
7 Delta, passed under the Rich-
=. mond- San Rafael Bridge on
»~Luesday afternoon, the next- to-
t,elast bridge along the pair’s
route.

214 ; They’re heading very much
“in the right direction,” said Rod
«McInnis, a spokesman for the

National Oceanic and Atmos-

s pheric Administration.

If the humpbacks can navi-.

gate south around a peninsula
‘and an island, few obstacles
*. would remain on their route
“past Alcatraz to the Golden
Gate, the strait that connects
_ Sap Francisco Bay to the Pacif-
SeOcean. —
~motill, the fear remained that
the whales might head south
instead of west, passing under
the Bay Bridge and into the
long southern half of the bay.
“There are lots of places they
could get themselves into trou-
ble before they go out of the
Golden Gate,” McInnis said.
But, he said, the whales could
be back out in the Pacific in a
few hours from their current

location “if they put their minds
to it.” ol se

On Tuesday evening the
whales were spotted swimming
about 10 miles from the Golden
Gate.

Observers saw the whales
leap above the water Tuesday in
a behavior known as breaching,
which some~biologists view as
a form of communication and
others as' play.

A convoy of boats escorted
the pair to protect them from
heavy ship traffic in the bay.
Bay Area ferry commuters
could expect delays Wednesday
morning depending on the
whales’ location, Coast Guard
officials said.

The whale and her calf had
been spotted in the river May
13 and got as far as 90 miles
inland to the Port of Sacramen-
to before turning around.

Lesions that had formed on
the humpbacks’ skin over the
weekend appeared to be
sloughing off, apparently due

to the saltier water the pair have

been swimming in since leaving
Rio Vista, biologists said. Sci-
entists also reported that a coat-
ing of algae that was clinging to
the mother farther upriver had
fallen away.

Antibiotics had been injected
into the whales on Saturday to
try to slow the damage from
wounds likely caused earlier by
a boat’s keel.

The two whales spent Mon-
day near the Benicia-Martinez

Bridge, about 45 miles from the
Pacific before finally swimming
past it. Boats blocked the
entrance to the Napa River and
were to be positioned at the
mouth of the Petaluma River
near San Francisco Bay to keep
them on track, Fees said.

With the whales on the move,
officials did not plan to take any

“more action to prod them

toward the Golden Gate
Bridge.

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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:



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4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue
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accused the United States of
launching a new arms race as the
two nations traded barbs
Wednesday over U.S. plans to
erect a missile defense system in

countries formally under
Moscow’s influence, according to
Associated Press.

Russian Foreign Minister

Sergey Lavrov complained that

the U.S. rationale for the shield is
thin and suggested that U.S.
assurances to Russia amount to a



brush-off.

“All they are saying is, Don’t
worry it’s not aimed at you,”
Lavrov said. He called the plan a
threat to Russia and added, “the
arms race is starting again.”

Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said’ the United States has
repeatedly explained its plan to
Russia in considerable detail, and
stands ready to discuss the matter
further. She tartly noted that
Russian President Vladimir Putin
himself had said Russia’s own
strategic defenses could easily
overpower the U.S. system.

“We quite agree,” she said.

Lavrov made a dark joke in
response.

“T hope that nobody has to
actually prove that Condi is right
about that,” Lavrov said.

On Tuesday, Russia tested a
new multiple-warhead. intercon-
tinental ballistic missile, and Putin
warned that the planned U.S. mis-
sile shield would turn Europe into

“powder keg.”

President Bush, Rice and Sec-
retary of Defense Richard Gates
have all tried to reassure the Rus-
sians that the planned missile sys-
tem is aimed at preventing Iran
from someday threatening
Europe.

Speaking to reporters ahead of
her trip to Europe, Rice poo-
pooed Russian complaints. ;

“The idea that this somehow
would degrade Russia’s strategic
nuclear deterrent is just ludicrous,
and the Russians know it’s ludi-
crous,” Rice said. “There isn’t any
military person who can imagine
this system with a few intercep-
tors and a few sensors and a few
radars able to intercept the Russ-
ian deterrent.”

Lavrov took issue with that
Wednesday.

“For us this is not ludicrous at
all, and I hope our American
partners will réspect our analysis
which we have presented to them
in a very professional and detailed
way,” he said.

USS. officials say the deploy-
ment of 10 interceptor missiles in
Poland and a radar system in the
Czech Republic would protect
Russia and the rest of Europe
from potential attack by Iran,
North Korea or other nations.

The European sites are part of
a larger shield that the Bush
administration envisions for
Europe and North America.
Besides opposition from Russia,
the program is hitting a roadblock
at home.

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* Projects 1.8% defict for 2007-2008, with $25m Budget surplus
* Expected 2006-2007 1.6% deficit some 0.3% better than projections
_* Government puts faith in same tools as Christie administration - revenue and economic/GDP growth -
to bring deficit down, predicting it will fall to 1.3% and 1.1% in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

rime Minister Hubert

Ingraham yesterday com-

mitted the FNM govern-

ment to generating a

recurrent Budget surplus

for each fiscal year of its administra-

tion, a move he indicated was the first

key step towards eliminating the fiscal

deficit and reducing the Bahamas’

debt-to-gross domestic product

(GDP) ratio to between 30-35 per
cent.

In a Budget address designed to

emphasise his administration’s com-

mitment to fiscal prudence and disci-

pline, Mr Ingrahain projected that for
fiscal 2007-2008, the Government
would run a deficit equivalent to 1.8
per cent of GDP, due largely to what
he termed “’catch-up’ on essential
expenditures”.

This compared to a projected 1.6
per cent deficit for the current 2006-
2007 fiscal year, which is due to'end
on June 30, an improvement of 0.3
per cent upon the 1.9 per cent deficit
projected by the former Christie
administration in its final Budget last
year. Both deficits were determined
by the GFS measurement, which
strips out the costs of debt redemption
from the final calculations.

Mr Ingraham described as his



@ HUBERT INGRAHAM

administration’s “lodestar” the goal of
reducing the government debt to
GDP ratio to between 30-35 per cent
by fiscal year 2012-2013.

He added that Budgetary projec-
tions indicated that the government
debt to GDP ratio might have fallen
to just over 36 per cent by 2009-2010,
with the Government’s planned recur-
rent Budget surplus putting the fis-
cal deficit “on a declining trend” for
the years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

“Indeed, by 2012-2013, the GFS
deficit should be eliminated and, as I
stated, the ratio of government debt
to GDP down to within the range 30-

35 per cent of GDP,” Mr Ingraham

said.

Generating a recurrent Budget sur-
plus means that government revenues
must exceed recurrent government
spending, which goes on the Govern-
ment’s fixed costs, such as wages and
rents.

For the 2007-2008 fiscal ye e
Government is forecasting re S
of $1.49 billion and recurrent -
diture of $1.465 billion. If tho
jections hold true, it will pro
recurrent Budget surplus of $2.
lion.

The Prime Minister said the short-
term fiscal objective was to reduce







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SEE page 6



RoyalStar profits up Stamp Tax to account for

85.2% to $5.770M 76.5% of revenue rises

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ROYALStar Assurance, the
Bahamian general insurance
carrier, saw its 2006 net income
increase by 85.2 per cent to
$5.776 million, as it reaped the
benefits from a strong under-
writing policy and capital base,
coupled with the absence of
any hurricane-related claims.

' The company, which togeth-
er with Bahamas First is large-
ly regarded as the market
leader in the Bahamian gener-
al insurance market, saw
increases in all its key cate-
gories as it made a major
advance upon the $3.119 mil-
lion in net income generated
in 2005.

Gross premiums written rose
by:15.4 per cent to $73.634 mil-
lion, compared to $63.797 mil-
lion in 2005, while RoyalStar’s
underwriting gains rose from

$4.899 million to $7.963 mil- -

lion - an increase of 62.6 per
cent.

Bahamian general
insurer sees premiums
and underwriting gain
increase by 15.4% and

62.6 per cent respectively,
as capital base grows 21%

While net premiums earned
declined slightly, from $29.338
million in 2005:to $27.936 mil-
lion in 2006, RoyalStar was fur-
ther aided by declines in net
claims incurred and net com-
missions.

Net claims fell by almost 25:

per cent to $5.413 million, from
$7.196 million in 2005, while

‘commissions dropped by 47.6

per cent to $1.559 million.
Franklyn Wilson, Royal-
Star’s chairman, said in the
company’s 2006 annual report:
“We began 2006 with a larger

SEE page 16

July 25-27 trial over
Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
Port owner claim

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

SENIOR Supreme Court
Justice Anita Allen yesterday
ruled that a trial on‘Sir Jack
Hayward’s claim to 75 per cent
ownership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate be held on July
25-27, 2007, finding that this

_ was “the central issue” gener-
ated by the legal dispute with
the late Edward St George’s
estate. &

In her ruling, Justice Allen
split the ownership issue from
the management issues sur-
rounding the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, deciding that the
ownership issue should be
heard first.

Deciding that a dispute res-
olution conference and media-
tion would not be worthwhle,
given the failure of the Hay-

ward and St George parties to
resolve their differences in the
period between December
2006 and February 2007, Jus-
tice Allen issued a number of
orders and directions on the
filing and serving of statement
of claims, defences, counter-
claims, inspection of docu-
ments and agreed statement of
facts and issues for the trial
over Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
ownership claim.

In her judgement, Justice
Allen said of the case to date:
“These proceedings have
dragged on far longer than I
anticipated and, in my view,
ought now to be disposed of
as efficiently and effectively as
possible for the good of Grand
Bahama and the wider public
INUETESE, isss0c0e01

“In my view, the question of

SEE page 10

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

STAMP Taxes account for
76.5 per cent or just over $109
million of the projected $143
million increase in revenues
for the 2007-2008 Budget year,
compared to the current fiscal
year, as the FNM Government
yesterday followed its prede-

Prime Minister Ingraham: No new or increased taxes

cessor’s lead in introducing no
new or increased taxes.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday told the
House of Assembly that the
$1.49 billion in recurrent rev-
enues projected for fiscal year
2007-2008 were a 9.9 per cent

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increase over the $1.356 bil-
lion expected to be collected
in the 2006-2007 period. It was
also a 10.6 per cent rise on the
original 2006-2007 projection
of $1.347 billion.

“There are no new taxes and
no increases in existing taxes,”

Mr Ingraham said, adding that
the projected revenue increas-
es would be generated by “rev-
enue buoyancy and continued
focus on revenue collection”.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Imost one third of
the $705.8 million
in foreign direct
investment that
flowed into the Bahamas dur-
ing 2006 resulted from the sale
of Bahamian land to foreign-
ers, a Statistic likely to raise
concerns about the level of
land speculation in this nation.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the House of
Assembly during yesterday’s
Budget communication that
out of the $705.8 million in for-
eign direct investment that
entered the Bahamas in 2006,
some $233.3 million was for
land purchases under the Inter-
national Persons Landholding
Act.

Although this statistic was
not broken down, and it was
unclear how many of these
land sales were related to
major tourism developments
underway, it again raises ques-

tions about the nature of many :

projects unveiled by the for-
mer Christie administration.

Many such projects, particu-
larly in the Family Islands, are
mixed-use resorts, involving a
large real estate component -
lots, condos, timeshares, dock-
ominiums - alongside facilities
such as a small boutique hotel,
marina and clubhouse.

While they mitigate the risk
to the developers, many of
whom only invest a relatively
small amount of their own
equity, and their financial
backers, these projects rely
heavily on pre-sales of
Bahamian land and real estate
to generate cash flow that will




$233m of $705.8m in foreign capital
inflows related to real estate purchases.

finance the development and
its subsequent build-out.

Successive governments
have frequently used a devel-
opment model that ‘traded
Bahamian land for jobs’, but
the pace of announced projects
and real estate deals quickened
under the Christie administra-
tion to the point where many
observers believed it had gone
too far and that Bahamians
were not realising enough ben-
efits while being ‘locked out’ of
the best land in their own
country.

While the $20 billion head-
line figure placed on total for-
eign direct investment coming
into this nation by the former
administration is not likely to
be accurate, Mr Ingraham con-
ceded yesterday that the
Bahamian economy’s growth

in 2006 was sustained by for-:

eign direct investment and
domestic credit.

Domestic or Bahamian cred-
it expanded by 14.3 per cent
or $843.4 million in 2006,
although it was again unclear
whether most of this was for
mortgages or consumer loans.
If it was the latter, given the
low level and rate of savings
among Bahamians generally,
this could again be storing
problems up for tomorrow.

While the construction
industry outlook for 2007 was
“positive”, Mr Ingraham
warned that “a further moder-
ation in performance” was
likely this year in the tourism

industry as a result of rooms
being taken out of service for
replacement or refusbishment.
For 2006, total visitor arrivals
to the Bahamas had fallen by 1
per cent to 4.73 million, with
the rate of room rate increases
also slowing.

Hotel room revenues grew
by 4.2 per cent in 2006, com-
pared to 9.2 per cent in 2005,
with the industry’s 2007 out-
look “mixed”. The relative
weakness of the US$ com-
pared to other currencies
would enhance the Bahamas’
cost competitiveness relative
to detsinations in Europe and
Asia, but this was balanced by
the impact from the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) and major cruise lines
shifting ships away from the
Bahamas and the Caribbean
to “more profitable European
destinations”. :

Mr Ingraham yesterday said
initial estimates for the 12-
month period to March 2007

‘indicated that unemployment

had declined from 9.2 per cent
to 7.6 per cent, with inflation at
2.3 per cent.

Pressured by import demand
and credit growth, the Prime
Minister said the Balance of
Payments’ current account
deficit had increased by $729.5
million to $1.583 billion in
2006.

This resulted in tightened
bank liquidity and a $79 mil-
lion foreign reserves decline in
2006.

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Christie criticises

“THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 3B



end of Financial
ervices ministry

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LP leader Perry

Christie yesterday

criticised the Ingra-

ham administration
for abolishing the standalone
ministry responsible for pro-
moting the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry, the Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, and questioned
whether the sector’s workers
were being held prisoner
under the FNM.

Mr Christie expressed dis-
appointment that two min-
istries he felt were essential
had been cancelled in the new
government - the Ministry of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, which is to be taken
back under the Ministry of
Finance, and the Ministry of
Social Services, which now
falls under the Ministry of
Health.

On the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
Mr Christie said that when his
party formed the Government,
they agreed that given that
financial services was the ‘sec-
ond pillar’ of the Bahamian
economy, it deserved its own

‘ministry like tourism.

“We actually looked at what
had happened during the
OECD crisis, and one of the
serious developments we
decided upon, based on what
the industry wanted, was to
have focused the need to
recognise the second pillar,”
Mr Christie said.

He added that the forma-
tion of the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments



@ FORMER PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE

was in direct response to
industry demand.

“We did that, and they have
now abolished it. It will be
interesting to see what they
[industry executives] say, or
whether they are prisons or
hostages to the FNM adminis-
tration,” Mr Christie said.

The former Prime Minister
said actions such as these are

“not indicative of the trust
they [the FNM] say they have
restored”.

He said the Bahamas had
been given an ‘A’ rating by
international financial organi-
sations, such as Moody’s and
Standard & Poor’s, when the
PLP was in power.

“You cannot get better than
that,” he said.

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Lot#18, Rockwell Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $159,000.00

Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney
Drive and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right
and thesubject is the 3rd house

Lot#52, East Park Estates Subdivision
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 6,495 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,283 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $170,000.00

From Prince Charles Drive travel south on College Gardens
Drive turn left at the T-junction, Pine Barren Road, take
the first right into East Park Estates turn right at the T-
junction comfort lane bear left on Marina Avenue take the
first right Tea Court and the subject property is the
second on the left.

Lot # 1267 Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence

(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.

Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00

Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree
Drive; which is the 1st cornor on the right side after the
Pinewood round about heading north on Willow Tree Dr.
Take the 3rd cornor on the left side which is Sugar Apple
St. and the property is the 7th lot on the left side. The lot
is yellow trim with white. ,

Lot#462, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $101,000.00

From the roundabout at Pinewood Boulevard, travel north
to Willow Tree Avenue; turn west onto Sapodilla Boulevard,
the subject is the eleventh property on left. The house is
painted white and trimmed mustard.

Lot#209, Sunshine Park, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $205,600.00

Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance
into sunshine park, take the 1st corner on left (Murray St.)
The subject property is 5th house on left hand side of the
street. The house is blue trim with white.

Lot#1398, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,227 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $158,720.00

Travel west from the round about in Pinewood Gardens
onto Pinewood Ave, turn at the first right onto Willow Tree
Avenue take the first left onto Guinep Tree Street, travel
west onto Guinep Tree Street and the subject is the
eleventh house on the right. The colour is White trimmed
Red.

Lot#350, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 690 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $124, 000.00

PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

May, 2007

Travel east on Prince Charles Drive turn right onto Trindad
Ave. Elizabeth Estates Subdivision travel south on Trindad
Avenue to Malaysia Way turn Avenue and the subject is
the fourth property on the right. The house is painted
white trimmed

blue.

Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $193,000.00

House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north
of Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of
Wendal Drive directly at lamp pole #128.

Lot# 1852, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 914 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $107,000.00

Turn onto Pinewood Drive from East Street South and
travelling east and take the third corner on the right hand
side, which is Thatch Palm Ave. Travelling souh on Thatch
Palm Ave turn through the 4th corner on the left hand
side which is Spice Street and the property is the 7th lot
on the left hand side. The building is pink trimmed with
white.

Lot#20, Domingo Heights, N.P.
Single Family Residence

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00

From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel
south on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-
bo Avenue), at the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right
(Silk alley), the property is 100 feet on the right, white trim
with aqua.

Lot #464 Yellow Elder Gardens Subdivision
Single Family Residence

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft

Building Size: 1,797 sq. ft

Appraised Value: $111,000.00

From Tonique Williams Darling Highway round-about,
travel north on Yellow Elder Way, turn right on Graham
Drive , continue pass the 1st corner on the left and property
is the second lot on the left.

Lot#2, Block #2, Winton Heights Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence

Property size: 14,375 sq. ft

Building size: 1,695 sq. ft

Appraised Value: $264,000.00

From the entrance to Elizabeth Estates, travel east along
Prince Charles Avenue to Culberts Hill Road; turn left and
continue to the 3rd street on the right, the subject property
is the 2nd.on the right. The house is painted white with

brown trim.

Lot#701, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 960 sq.ft
“Appraised Value: $118,812.00. -

ne tan as

From the roundabout at Pinewood Gardens travel north
on Pigeon Plum Stree turn at the fifth (plane Street) and
travel east on Plane Street to the intersection of Plane
Street & Buttonwood Avenue the subject property is at
the intersection and the end of Panes Street on the left
white trimmed blue. ,

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Lots#33,34,35,36 Blk#40, Nassau Village, N.P.
Commercial Building

3 - (1) Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

1 - (2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

1 Retail Store

Property Size: 10,100 sq.ft

Building Size: 4,900 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $491,000.00

Travel east on Alexandria Blvd. to the intersection of
Alexandria Blvd. and Taylor Street and the subject is on
the south-west corner of that intersection which is a
commercial bldg. The building is painted tan trimmed with
brown. :

Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment

1-3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms

{ - 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom

Property Size: 9,600 sq. ft

Building size: 3,216 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $377,106.00

From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel
west along Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd)
to Christie Avenue, turn right on McKinney Ave, then first
right (Hampden Rd.) cross over Walrus Rd. and property
is the fifth on the Northern side of Hampden Rd.

Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
Duplex

2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,000.00

From Spikenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd. on
the left. The property is the second on the left. It is painted
rust trim with white.

Unit A-1 Town Court Condomium, N.P.
2 - Bedrooms, 1 - Bathroom

Unit Size: 716.79

Appraised Value: $80,000.00

Lot "D1", of Gladstone Road Crown Land Allotment 68
Duplex Apartment

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 6,756 sq.ft

Building Size: 1,625 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $218,000.00

From Sir Milo Butler Highway travel south onto Faith Ave
turn through the second corner on the left-hand side
(Hamster Road). The property is located on the right hand
side of the third corner on the right. The subject building
is green with white trim.

Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $431,000.00

Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway
and the subject is on the first corner on the right (Southside

_ opposite Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a

single storey commercial building housing a laundrymat
a convience store and a resturant. The subject is painted
mauve and pink.

Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment

1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms

1-4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $216,000.00

From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill
Road take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-
junction Armbrister Street then the first right Francis
avenue, then the first left and the subject property is the
first on the right.

Lot#16, Blk#21, Shirley Heights, N.P.
3 Single Storey Buildings

2 - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,400 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $175,000.00

Located within 355 feet west of Mount Royal Avenue on
the northern side of Arundel Street and two lots east of
the Centerville Park.

Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.

Duplex Apartment

1 - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/ 1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft

Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft

Appraised Value: $216,000.00

Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway
Drive (intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel
west on Pineway Drive after the first corner on the left
(Oleander Avenue), the subject is the second property on
the left (duplex). The duplex is painted white and trimmed
maroon.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MYRLANDE GERMELUS OF
KENNEDY SUBDIVISION, COLLIE 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 31st day of May, 2007
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

DELLABARDO INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TORA VALLEY CoO. LTD.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



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Tribune Business
Editor

rime Minister
Hubert Ingraham
yesterday said the
Ministry of Finance
and Customs Department had
been directed to study how
customs duties and stamp tax-
es on imports could be amal-
gamated into one tariff,
“rationalising and simplify-
ing” the process for Bahamian

businesses and consumers

alike.

Further outlining his plans
to reduce the Government
debt to gross domestic prod-
uct ratio (GDP) below its
existing 38.2 per cent, Mr
Ingraham said that every 1
per cent reduction in this ratio
equated to $60 million.

This meant that reducing
the Government debt to GDP
ratio from 38 per cent to 35
per cent would reduce the
debt level by $180 million, a
fall that would also reduce the
interest costs of the debt by
about $13 million assuming a
7 per cent interest rate.

“The reduction in the level
of government debt would
release the equivalent amount
of resources, $180 million, for
private sector productive pur-
poses,” Mr Ingraham said.

“There would be less inter-
est rate pressures because the

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Government’s _ funding
requirements would be
reduced, and it would open
up further prospects for relax-
ing controls on the outflow of
capital.”

The Prime Minister said the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) had projected that the
Bahamian economy would
grow in real terms by 4.5 per
cent in 2007, and by 4 per cent
in 2008. He added that these
growth rates accounted for
the anticipated slowing down
of the US economy, which
would grow by 2.2 per cent in
2007 and 3.3 per cent in 2008.

However, mortgage com-
mitments for new construc-
tion and repairs in the
Bahamas fell by both number
and value - 22.9 per cent and
21.3 per cent respectively - to
1,451 and $180.3 million. Res-
idential commitments fell in
value by almost 20 per cent
to $172 million, while those
for commercial properties
dropped by 42.9 per cent to
$8.4 million.

For 2006 as a whole, mort-
gage disbursements grew by
22.5 per cent to $607.9 mil-
lion, wth residential and com-
mercial disbursements up by
19.4 per cent and 56.1 per cent
respectively. Residential
mortgages increased at a
slightly slower pace, at 15.9
per cent compared to 16.1 per
cent in 2005.

algamation’

Legal Notice
NOTICE
FURRY JENNINS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
8th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

OLDE PUEBLO INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation for Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the Barging Services
Contract for the Bimini Regional Landfill and the Operation and Maintenance
Services Contract for the Bimini Regional Landfill located in Bimini, The Bahamas.

Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility to participate
and may collect the bidding documents upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
$100.00, as of Monday, 4th June 2007 at

The Department of Environmental Health Services

Local Office
Bailey Town
Bimini, The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 347-2287, Facsimile No: (242) 347-2386
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate in a sealed envelope to the local office and addressed to:

The Tenders Board
C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P.,

The Bahamas

No later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday 25th day of June 2007,

Tenders will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on 26th June, 2007 at the office of the Tenders

Board, Ministry of Finance

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 5B
Mi eo S i SE i a ag 20
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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES |

CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
MURPHY TOWN, ABACO (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.






All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
| No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, :
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no eonfican Appraisal: $188,406.00

improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained . : :

and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly ___ to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
delineated. corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.

Appraisal: $167,580.00

The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.







INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY -
MUST SELL
Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
ELEUTHERA

Alll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 ona
plan on record in the department of Lands and Survey
as plan no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site
encompasses a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, living/dining
room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a unit to this structure
to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately $600 to $800 per
month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an area of 90.4 sq.

LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being
lot no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision,
situated in the central district of New Providence this
property is comprised of a 35 year old single family, single
story residence encompassing approximately 1,278 sq.
ft. of enclosed living area and inclusive of separate living
and dining rooms, and an average size kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms and an entry porch, of
7 approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by 2 wall unit air
conditioners. The property is at grade and level with good
drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of lawns and



ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is in very good shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with stone
condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications as walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing and a wrought iron gate in front there is a
approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also
flat and properly landscaped. has a concrete block storage shed measuring of approximately 143 sq. ft.
: Appraisal: $133,570.00
Appraisal: $177,412.00 Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th
corner right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property on the left side painted orange
This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately with red/white trim.

1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.



Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze

Nassau

All that lot of land having an aproximate area of 5,000 sq. ft.
| more or less being lot 1 of the subdivision Orchard

| Close,situated at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze Lane
and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of
Fox Hill Road, in the eastern District of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property encompasses a 16 year old single
storey house with an attached 1-bedroom apartment is the
principal improvement. The quality of construction is average
and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the building
is 8 years, besides the apartment. The house is comprised
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom dining room, kitchen
a utility area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation of Catered meals, also attached to the
house is an open back patio, with concrete block railing and climate control is provided in the house by ducted
central air-conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed, by chain link fencing in part and by concrete block walls

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
- ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft.,
this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,
front reom, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and
laundry room, with a total living area of approximately
. : 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car

garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped
with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.



: uke Appraisal: $235,638.00 : and metal gate in part. The grounds are fairly maintained, with minimal landscaping in place.
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Appraisal: $183,430.00
Bogue... nite ICR EE CR SS ioe ‘ ce Travel south on Bay Lily Drive turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right, subject property is
TREES 64 hea st hac 1st left painted white trimmed white. er a ee mena AE Har sevets





ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN

All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a two storey concrete and wood structure still under construction consisting of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space. The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper storey. The lower portion
of the building houses two units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining and kitchen spaces. The building is in average condition and appears
to be structurally sound. The building also demonstrates a need for schelued maintenance. The property is partially landscape with boundaries clearly
delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred ft of the property site.

APPRAISAL: $154,476.00



This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco





LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

Lr All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
Li fe re, subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
ee ae with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-
Ph fe 4 fe “ay si 380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
eit = & 7 bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control

— es! is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average.

| i cis asf Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to

Me eT all FER ERIM aa SEP} disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements
aasuttt Riera raat HE! a including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed
A EE EE E81 along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.



APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard,
go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION

All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour, comprising of Lot No.
7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit
consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
4 covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a
standard that was acceptable td the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00
per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



VACANT PROPERTIES





| | | | BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties
within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse
with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. 7
_ APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
tb subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately
acres.



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level.
This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511
sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00



Eee ae Pe A414 Cul PE uel eta
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851

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THE TRIBUNE





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELANDE PAUL OF
WEST END 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 31st day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



FROM page 1

CONSTRUCTION
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The ideal candidate will report directly to the Office Manager and provides
administrative support to one or more members of the Project Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Sending/receiving/distributing documents, faxes and alike

Performing all word processing, including letters, memos, reports and
documents as required

Arranging meetings, travel, copying, maintaining file system, file retrieval,
office supplies

Create and maintain spreadsheets

Attend meetings and prepare minutes

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in office
administration or relevant discipline, excellent typing skills and expert knowledge
of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction Administration. Self motivated with strong
/ management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
both verbally and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be
reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas



PROJECT SUPERINTENDANT

This ideal candidate will report to the Construction Manger and/or Project Manager. Supervises
the field construction, assists in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works staying
within budget, on schedule and to the quality specified.

» Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and review the project work with the Senior Superintendent
Supervise the construction in accordance: with the plans’ and specifications
Coordinate, schedule, monitor‘and direct‘the activities of the subcontractors and
suppliers
Review and implement changes
Monitor cost control and job costing, assist in review of monthly estimates
Management of safety program, quality control, quantity reporting, forecasting and
productivity
Quantity surveying, filing, site inspections, document control and payroll
- Keep CM/PM informed as to field changes

Job site logistic, expedite material deliveries, site coordination
Experience required in the areas of; roads & site services, R/O plant & sewerage
treatment, water park, hard and soft landscaping, structures and interior finishes,
mechanical and electrical

° Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training an asset with 5/10 years in building
construction means and methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts,
general conditions, subcontract documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential
and custom homes. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting, MS
Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work
Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:. jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manager. Assist in monitoring and
coordinating construction projects to ensure that procedures, materials and equipment
comply with approved project plans, specifications and samples, owner standards and
quality.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in coordinating, scheduling, monitoring and directing the activities of the
subcontractors and suppliers
Assist in the Change Control Processes
Provide documentation of construction progress to include shop drawings,
manpower, schedules, delays, changes, payments, and other events affecting the
project.
Prepare daily reports of project activities and other reports and analyses setting
forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions
Coordinate and assist with final inspections: monitor completion of the punch
list
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Construction
Management or related field plus five or more years associated work experience in
construction. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting,
MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands
and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

the goverment. debt to GDP
ratio from the 38.2 per cent it
struck in 2006-2007 to below
38 per cent this year.

A 40 per cent government
debt to GDP ratio has been
described by institutions such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) as a ‘danger
threshold’, as a country’s debt
service costs would likely be
too much and start to spiral
out of control, with interest
rates rising and the need for
an international ‘bailout’ grow-
ing.

Describing current govern-
ment debt levels as “manage-
able”, Mr Ingraham added: “It
is crucial to the soundness of
the fiscal position of the
Bahamas that we move quick-
ly to reduce the ratio of debt to
GDP, and not allow it to drift
upwards as it has in recent

ears.”

The 2007-2008 Budget effec-
tively picks up where the

Christie administration left off,

pursuing the same fiscal policy
objectives and sending similar

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‘fiscal prudence’ messages to
international investors, hold-
ers of Bahamian sovereign
bonds and credit rating agen-
cies.

While the objectives of elim-
inating the Government’s
annual fiscal deficit and reduc-
ing the level of debt-to-GDP
are the same, the FNM gov-
ernment appears to want to
achieve these much more
rapidly than its PLP predeces-
sor, given the commitment to
generating an annual recurrent
Budget surplus.

For the 2008-2009 and 2009-

2010 Budgets, the FNM is pro-

jecting that a $20 million recur-

rent Budget surplus will be

generated in both those fiscal
ears.

In 2008-2009, recurrent rev-
enues will reach $1.58 billion
and recurrent spending $1.56
billion, these figures reaching
$1.68 billion and $1.66 billion
the fOllowing fiscal year.

With capital expenditure
pegged at $225 million for
2008-2009 and 2009-2010 - the
same figure as 2007-2008 - the
total deficit for the former two
years is projected at $195 mil-
lion, $5 million more than for
the forthcoming fiscal period.

But stripping out debt
redemption costs of $100 mil-
lion under the GFS deficit
measurement means that for
2008-2009, the fiscal deficit is
projected at just $95 million or
1.3 per cent of GDP. And for
2009-2010, the fiscal deficit is

PM Ingraham commits to
‘recurrent Budget surplus’

forecast to be just 1.1 per cent
of GDP or some $85 million.

From 37.3 per.cent at the
end of the 2007-2008 fiscal
year, the government debt-to-
GDP ratio is projected to
decline to 36.3 per cent in
2008-2009 and 35.2 per cent in
2009-2010.

To achieve these financial
forecasts, which could easily
be knocked off course by
unplanned expenditures

_ caused by hurricanes and their

aftermath, the Ingraham
administration appears to be
relying on the same two key
tools as the Christie govern-
ment.

These are annually-increas-
ing revenues, driven by
enhanced administration and
enforcement, coupled with
strong import-related demand
and foreign direct investment,
plus expanding GDP - which is
created largely by the same
investment, buoyant Bahamian
and US economy drivers.

Both have the effect of
reducing the fiscal deficit and
government debt-to-GDP ratio
without the politicians having
to curb or reduce spending,
especially recurrent expendi-
ture, which might alienate the
public service and a substan-
tial bloc of votes.

To date, no administration
has emphasised reducing the
size of the bloated public ser-
vice from the bottom up, or
ensuring that Bahamian tax-
payers get value for money.

CONSTRUCTION
ACCOUNTING CLERK

' The ideal candidate will report directly to the Office Manager and provides: Lat
administrative support to one or more members of the Accounting Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Accountant/Controller in all aspects of accounting
Job Costing, monthly invoice reconciliation, bank reconciliation, payroll
AP/AR and Payroll

Purchase order preparation and tracking

Contract and Change Order preparation and control
Prepare and majntain spreadsheets

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree
in accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction
Accounting. Experience in accounting programs such as ACCPAC and
SAGE/Timberline software is an asset. Self motivated with strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally
and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Mail: | MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

ELECTRICAL SUPERINTENDANT

This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manger: supervising the field construction, assist
in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works sayne within budget, on schedule and
to the quality specified.

Description:

e Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems.

° Job duties include planning, scheduling and providing work directions for all Electrical
work as required.

Processing of reports and related data.

Monitor & supervise all personnel under your control.

Ensure completions of detailed tasks are completed on time and within the budget.
Knowledgeable principles and practices of related disciplines.

Strong analytical, project management and problem solving skills.

Be able to interact at all levels with the client, consultant and contractors.

Review technical submittals.

Review drawings and coordinate with discipline engineers.

Participate in the preparation of Field Change Requests and Change Orders.
Monitor contractor’s inspection program and quality control program, drawings and
monitor as-built.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Electrical Engineering from an
accredited University or equivalent. A minimum of 10 years experience as an Electrical
Superintendent is required. Skilled in coordinating efforts with various construction functions.
Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems, construction means and
methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts, general conditions, subcontract
documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential and custom homes. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of programs required; accounting, MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE,
Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

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Fax: 242-363-1279

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 7B |



a Toa a a eae ae
Laing: Budget an
‘FNM document’



@ ZHIVARGO LAING |
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

SCHEDULER

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he 2007-2008 bud-

get is completely

an FNM document

and in no way
reflects any PLP policies that
may have been in progress
when the government
changed hands, the minister
of state for finance said yes-
terday.

“This Budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,
we had no draft left for us to
consider. This was all work-

_ ing from the ground up,”

Zhivargo Liang said yester-
day after the reading of the
budget communication.

He added that the Govern-

, ment used the expertise of

Ministry of Finance staff to
compile the 2007-2008 Bud-
get, “but this is our Budget;
we own it”.

Expenditure

Mr Laing explained said
that included in the $255 mil-
lion capital expenditure Bud-
get, a rise of 13 per cent on
the provisions made for 2006-
2007, were a host of items for
schools construction.

As it relates to the Lynden
Pindling International Air-
port, Mr Laing said: “There

The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager and/or Construction Manager. This
position requires the preparation and maintenance of schedules, review of contractor schedules and
performing a.comparative analysis of those schedules, review of the schedule, cost and resource
loading with the project manager. Supports Business Development and marketing activities as it
relates to proposed project scheduling. Support project in claim situations. Responsible for the
protection and promotion of the interest of the company in all matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares summary and detail level schedules for a variety of project sizes

Develop full CPM logic generated baseline schedules for large and small projects

Perform monthly progress updates and create target comparison and periodic look-ahead
schedules. Monitor and track progress at detailed and summary level as necessary

Develop and update periodically cost loaded schedules when required

Participate in all project schedule review as required

Support Business Development and business unit marketing activities in the development
and preparation proposal presentations. This includes developing preliminary bar chart

schedules and staff charts

Prepare custom reports and attend project meetings to discuss schedule issues.

Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering.
5/10 years in Scheduling on building projects, large project experience is essential. Additional
experience in SAGE/Timberline Software, project engineering, field supervision or purchasing is
desirable. Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade
practices is a must. Conceptual ability to work with minimum information. Expert knowledge of MS
Office, Primavera and Project. Excellent oral and written skills required. Self motivated with strong
management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and

in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

MARMAT

Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

Mail:

ESTIMATOR

This ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager. This position requires the
preparation of estimates based on O/A design intent, construction drawings and documentation
and local conditions. Experienced in lump sum or construction management of commercial

and residential projects.

4
Duties and Responsibilities:

are funding arrangements
that relate to the indepen-
dent corporate entity that has
been established, where the
management contract that
has been signed will access
funding for that on its own.:
So you won’t find substantial
funds in the capital budget
for the Lynden Pindling Air-
port, even though there may
be some expenditures in
there.

Capital

“Also in the capital budget,
you will find provisions
being made to subsidise the
Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration, the Broadcasting Cor-
poration, Bahamasair. Those
are significant subsidies to be
provided for.”

He said the FNM is now
bringing itself up to speed on
the details of a sale of BTC.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said upgrading the
Lynden Pindling Internation-
al Airport and Marsh Har-
bour Airports were priorities,
and he hinted that they
would access the capital mar-
kets - possibly by way of a
bond issue backed by rev-
enues generated by passenger
user facility fees - to finance
upgrades.

Some $206 million or 14
per cent of Budget spending
is earmarked for debt interest
and principal repayment.





Duties and Responsibilities:





















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PROJECT MANAGER

This ideal candidate will report directly to the Construction Manager. Plan, coordinate, direct and
supervise personnel, subcontractors and vendors engaged on projects ensuring that they complete
the work on time, within budget and to the quality specified. Will be responsible to protect and
promote the interest of the company in all matters.

Establish & maintain Master Progress Schedule

Maintain Owner, Architect, Subcontractor & Vendor.relations

Prepare Budget and Financial Reporting

Maintain General Contract and Subcontract Documents

Maintain Quality Assurance and Control

Establish & monitor administrative procedures for the project
Organize work & train staff organization on projects

Keep informed on requirements for insurance, Safety, Labor Relations, Employee Relations,
maintain EEO compliances, etc.

Assure applications for payment and collection are properly disbursed
° Keep management informed on progress of project and budget

° Perform other duties and take on other responsibilities as required

Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training with 8/10 years in building construction
means and methods. 10/15 years in Project Management, ICI & Residential; large project experience
is essential. Thorough knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, line and grade (survey), estimating
and engineering principals and techniques, as well as accounting principles. Familiar with various
construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs. Knowledge of
SAGE/Timberline Software, Prolog Manager and Primavera scheduling desirable. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
242-363-1279

MARMAT
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766

Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

| NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

ATLANTIC BLOODSTOCK LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ATLANTIC BLOODSTOCK LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Robert P Surcouf
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret

St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands

Liquidator

Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

EVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
EVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
Level 2, Nia Mall
Vaea Street
Apia, Samoa
Liquidator

SURVEYOR

The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager, preparing and maintaining
plans and records, conduct legal surveys to determine property boundaries and maintain
controls of lines and levels as stipulated in construction documentation for all structures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning, directing and conducting surveys to establish and mark property

Perform quantity take-off for all items incorporated in the project
Prepares level 1 to 5 estimates, participates in value engineering
Estimate and track labour, material and equipment costs
Tendering, contract negotiations and scope of work preparation
Support field staff in cost control and change order evaluation
Develops and maintains unit costs, prepare unit cost estimates
Assist in project planning and scheduling

“Provide support to the project team in all areas of cost control and estimating
Interact/liaise with subcontractors and suppliers

Prepare general conditions estimate

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in
engineering, estimating or construction management with field experience in general
construction, purchasing and accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 5/10 years in
Construction Estimating in ICI and Residential sectors. Self motivated with strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in
writing.

Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

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Mail:



boundaries

Working with computers and electronic equipment to determine precise locations
Advising on matters related to legal surveys

Use techniques such as Cost Planning, Estimating, Cost Analysis, Cost-in-use
Studies and Value Management to establish a project budget.

Must have an orderly analytical mind and be prepared to work to very rigid time
schedules.

Must be accurate in all aspects of work.

Qualifications: The candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in geomatics

or survey engineering. 10/15 years in Construction Surveying in ICI, Residential Sectors

& Marine. Proficiency in MS Office with above average measuring, mapping and
mathematical skills. Experience in using mapping and drawing software such as AutoCad

and survey software. Self motivated with strong management, leadership and interpersonal ‘
skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Physical Demands

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Sir Jack’s 75 per cent.
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of the action even if not whol-
ly dispositive of it.”

Justice Allen indicated that
until Sir Jack’s disputed claim
to 75 per cent ownership was
resolved, no progress could be
made in solving the two sides’
differences, especially if it
came to offers from one side to

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“The central issue in this dis-°
pute is the percentage of the:
parties’ shareholding. We may-'
dance around it as much as we’
want, but in my view this mat- >

-ter cannot progress until that'®

issue is resolved. At this point
in time,m it is not known*
whether it is an equal share-:!
holding or a majority/minority”:
situation,” Justice Allen found. '
IDC is the Cayman: Island-.
domiciled holding corporation"'
through which Sir Jack and the‘
St George estate own 100 per’
cent of both Port Group Ltd
and the GBPA, although there «
is still some contention over”
whether the Government:
retains a 7.5 per cent stake in”!

_ the latter. 4

IDC in turn is owned by two’
companies, Seasheils Invest-*
ments and FMS, which both
hold 50 per cent of the com’
pany. Seashells is wholly-: .
owned by Sir Jack, giving him''
control of 50 per cent of IDC!

The dispute with the St_
George estate, though, centres '
on the IDC shares held by.’
FMS. FMS is jointly-owned''
50/50 by Sir Jack and the St®
George estate, and Sir Jack is’
alleging that this beneficial
ownership gives him control of. +
half - some 25 per cent - the
IDC shares held. by FMS, thus’
giving him a total 75 per cent-‘
stake. Mee

However, the St George
estate is alleging that FMS was?
a segregated accounts compa-'-:
ny and acted as an investment ~
vehicle for a number of invest+'*.
ments made by both the Hay-
ward and St George families:
Beneficial ownership of FMS +
did not translate directly into.’
ownership of the assets/invets-4

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(In thousands, except share amounts) 2006 2005
Assets

Cash and due from banks (Note 3) $ 86,276 $ 34,352
Interest-bearing deposits with banks , 100 568
Federal funds sold 710,000 75,000

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A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a
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Securities (Note 4)
Available-for-sale
Held-to-maturity

360,250
160,712

309,915
417,165

2,294,164 2,192,811

(12,209) (17,837)

2,281,955 2,174,974

Loans and leases (Notes 5 and 21)
Aliowance for credit losses (Note 6)
Net loans and leases

81,570 86,935
$3,680,863 $3,098,909

Accrued interest receivable and other assets
Total assets

Liabilities
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 103,238 $ 99,937
Interest-bearing deposits (Note 9) 1,546,571 1,080,035
Total deposits 1,649,809 1,179,972

Federal funds purchased 904,000 810,000

Other borrowings (Note 1/0) 31 1,144
Accrued taxes, interest payable and other liabilities 125,794 129,059
Capital notes (Note /1) : - 25,000
Total liabilities 2,679,634 2,145,175

Stockholder’s equity (Note 14)

Common Stock—$100 par value; (authorized, issued and outstanding
984,742 shares in 2006 and 2005)

Capita] surplus 1,222,036 1,222,036

Accumulated deficit (319,286) (366,462)

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 5 (314)

Total stockholder’s equity 1,001,229 953,734

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@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s plan for reducing
the Government’s fiscal deficit
will result in the elimination
of vital social programmes and
improvements to the country’s
infrastructure, his predecessor
said yesterday, describing the
2007-2008 Budget as lacking
creativity and ingenuity.

Immediately following
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham’s presentation, opposition
leader and former Prime Min-
ister, Perry Christie, flanked
by PLP MPs, held a press con-
ference to criticise what they
describes as a “disappointing
Budget communication”.

‘Mr Christie said the FNM
had shown it will only be
“managing” the economy and
the $20 billion worth of invest-
ments left in place by the PLP
government, rather than cre-
ating innovative measures that
will grow the economy further.

“This is further evidence that
the FNM government lacks the
vision of bold transformation
that was started by the PLP,”
the former Prime Minister said.

In both the Speech from the
Throne and the Budget Com-
munication, Prime Minister
Ingraham made reference to
balancing the Budget. Yester-
day, he said the 2007-2008
Budget projects a planned
récurrent surplus for the first
time since 2000-2001 which
was, he said, the first step in
the elimination of the overall-
fiscal deficit.

‘Mr Ingraham outlined plans
ta reduce the level of govern-
ment debt to GDP from 38.2
per cent in 2006-2007 to under
38 per cent in 2007-2008.

However, Mr Christie criti-
cised that idea, saying: “The.
achievement of a balanced
budget may form a theoretical
point and it: sounds good, but
the reality is that the elimina-
tion of the deficit usually
necessitates the reduction ‘or
elimination of vital social pro-
grammes, maintenance and
necessary: public infrastruc-

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ture.”

He added that when the PLP
came into power in 2002, two
important areas that had been
left in disarray because of the
‘balanced budget’ objective

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were the Lynden Pindling
International Airport and
Prince George’s Wharf, leaving
his government to scramble to
get them up to par.

Mr Christie said that when
they assumed office, the PLP
ensured that revenue sgrew
while infrastructure was put in
place

He questioned Mr Ingra-
ham’s plan’ to further amend
the Stamp Act, and said the
projection of stamp tax gener-
ating 27 per cent of govern-
ment revenues was unrealistic.

“I do not believe he will find
the slack that he is projecting,”
Mr Christie said.

He also cautioned Mr Ingra-
ham to be very careful in



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the FNM tries to ignore what
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financial support to Bahamian students attending recognized universities anid

colleges who have a career goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant or are
| interested in obtaining a recognized Finance designation.

The scholarship will be awarded to deserving Bahamian students with outstanding
scholastic achievement and who have demonstrated that they are well rounded
students. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and .
two recommendations to KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P. QO. Box N-123.

Nassau, Bahamas, no later than Friday June 22, 2007.

KPMG in The Bahamas is part of a global network of professional firms providing
Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Our operations in The Bahamas spans more
than half of a century and we are pleased to be a leader in the financial services §
industry and are honored to serve an extensive range of Bahamian and international |
clients,

AUDIT © TAX ® ADVISORY

@2007. KPMG, a Bahamian partnership, and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member
firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.





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Position Summary

To perform a variety of responsible messenger duties in support
of all attorneys, including Alin litigation documents, stamping
and recording conveyances and related commercial documents,

undertaking searches at the Supreme Court Registry the Companies :
Registry and the Registry of Records, delivery of mail and banking |.

and other miscellaneous duties. z



Experience Requirements
One (1) year minimum experience as a messenger would be an
advantage along with access to a vehicle.

Benefits Offered
Major Medical Insurance

To apply: All applicants must submit a resume
by 8th June, 2007 to: ft

The Human Resources Manager
Fax: 393-4119

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July 25-27 trial over Sir Jack’s |

INSIGHT

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on Mondays

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. .

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”,

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

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 Céremony'schéduled for 6th
October, 2007.



KINGSWAY ACADEMY

a Melero Loy Teachers for September 2007

’ ,
|‘ Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
f < positions in the following areas:

“ ELEMENTARY:

4

1 4 - . ep

j : Physical Education Teacher

| « Music’ Teacher

i ° Teacher for grades | through six

" HIGH SCHOOL

F Religious Studies, Christian Values

i fathematics: Information Technology

| Mathematics: Physics
| Physics, Biology

‘Trench and Spanish or Literature

} «tsnglish language and Literature

*Vood and Nutrition, Needlework: Art
*Nlale Physical Education
‘Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

# [figh School applicants should be qualified and willing

ito teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T. II, and AP level with at
sleast_ a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, with 6 years

| experience at High School level in the particular subject

varea along with a Teacher’s Certificate. A Masters Degree

4 «in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,

TEI AES

POLAT EL EP ET

asa Reseouseuneeennas

»\would be an asset..All successful candidates should have
‘the following:

° An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
° \ Teaching Certificate

eTexcclicnt ) ommunication Skills

® \iovs lo, -nildren and learning

e Lich standecds of morality

e tse u bor: ava Christian

seticis of application together with a recent color
*photograpgh and detailed Curriculum Vita (including
ne vaimes and addresses of at least three references,
ue bemg the name of one’s church minister) should be
boiwaided to:

acer n ae

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

ecreueesarseese

| Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and

*eNPCTICNCe,
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THE TRIBUNE®



75 per cent Port owner claim

FROM page 10

ments the company held, the
St George estate is alleging,
and one of the investments
happened to be the late Mr St
George’s 50 per cent stake in
IDC and, by extension, the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd.
Thus the St George estate is
alleging that it owns 50 per
cent of the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, with Sir Jack hold-
ing then remaining SO per cent,
rather than the 75 per cent he








thirty (30)
notice.



PUBLIC NOTICE
| INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, CLAUDINE STACHA
GIBSON of Winchester Circle intend to change my name
to DEANE ALEXANDRIA MONCUR. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Deputy Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama no later than
days after the date of publication of this

claims.

Yesterday’s ruling by Justice
Allen represents a victory in
the preliminary skirmishes for
the St George estate, which
had pressed the Supreme
Court to order a speedy trial
on Sir Jack’s 75 per cent own-
ership claim.

Fred Smith, a partner in Cal-
lender’s & Co and an attorney
for the St George estate, con-
firmed to The Tribune that Jus-
tice Allen had “ordered that
there be a speedy trial on the
ownership issue”.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NEOISHE PAUL OF #3
SEARIDGE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31ST day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

! Citizenship,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RONNIE MATHURIN of
SANDBANKS, TREASURE CAY, ABACO, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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- J.
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31st day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,. Nassau, Bahamas.

“NOTICE







NOTICE is hereby given that MARIE ODONISE MAZARD
- OF MACKEY 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 senda written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 31st day of May, 2007 to.the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

NOTICE



NOTICE is hereby given that GIANCARLO MAZZONI OF
DEBDON DRIVE, P.O. BOX F-40091, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 16TH day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas. |

office

Reconcile vendor statements
Data entry duties

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IT Support






networked environment.

¢ Part-time position







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orders

Good communication skills

WiNoOING Bay
ARACG, BAHAMAS

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

e Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction

Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
1-3 years experience in a similar role

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

¢ Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and software issues

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

* Working knowledge of construction materials
e Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

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.

















He added: “The most impor-
tant matter will be determined
as we had applied for. The
estate is very pleased that this
matter will be determined
speedily. It will save costs and
provide a resolution to the
cloud of doubt that hangs over
Freeport in a quick and rea-
sonable time.”

Sir Jack and the St George
estate are back in court today
for a hearing on the Hayward
side’s application for the
removal/discharge of the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
receivers, Clifford andf Myles
Culmer of BDO Mann Judd.

An application by the
receivers and their attorney,
Brian Simms of Lennox Paton,
for further directions has been
postponed to await the out-
come of the receivership appli-
cation by Sir Jack.

Meanwhile, Justice Allen

FXO) aa OF

has also allowed IDC to be
joined as a defendant, although
the company will bear the costs
of its application to be joined.
The St George estate had pre-
viously asked that IDC and
FMS be restrained from tak-
ing any part in the proceed*
ings. ‘
On the St George estate’s:

request, Justice Allen ruled,

that the must show “that the-
shares are in fact held by.
[FMS] in trust for the estate,
and that they are acting im
breach of trust. "
“It is not enough for them
to show merely that there is a
serious issue to be tried as to:
the ownership of the shares”
Further, the plaintiffs have-
made [FMS] a party to this’
action, and I do not see how I
can restrain either [FMS] or'
IDC from taking part in the
action once they are parties”.
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NOTICE

BRITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
BRITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD. is in dissolution -

as of May 29, 2007. -

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

Liquidator — -

LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

FLUG CHART LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
-| (4)- of..the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
FLUG CHART LTD. is in dissolution as of May 29,

2007.

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International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

Liquidator.

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Businesses shouldn’t use summer

interns as substitute employees |





@ By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG

_ AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Across the country, as mil-
lions of high school and col-
lege students spend the sum-
mer working as interns at
smail businesses, company
owners should be aware that
treating these young people
as unpaid workers could run
them afoul of federal and
state labour authorities.

Labour lawyers and human
resources executives, who
note that internships are
intended to educate or train
students and help them earn
school credit, say many small
businesses make the mistake
of using interns to do the
same work other staffers do.
Many use interns to fill in for
vacationing employees, or do
odd jobs around the office or
factory.

' If these interns aren’t being
paid, that’s a violation of the
federal Fair Labour Stan-
dards Act and also laws in
many of the states, said Marc
Zimmerman, a labour and
employment attorney with
the law firm Philips Nizer
LLP in New York. “You must
pay at least minimum wage
for all hours actually worked”
and overtime when applica-
ble, Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman said that
under federal law — which
sees an internship as a train-

ing programme — there are
six criteria that an internship
must meet. Fail to meet any
one of them, and the govern-
ment could consider the
intern to be an employee.

Intern

First, he said, the intern .
must receive training similar
to what he or she would
receive in a vocational school.
Second, the training must be
for the benefit of the intern.
Third, the intern must not be
displacing a regular employee
— in other words, doing a
regular employee’s work.

No. 4 is probably the acid
test: “An employer has no
immediate advantage from
the activities” of the intern,
Zimmerman said.

Fifth, the intern is not nec-
essarily entitled to a job at the
end of the internship, and
sixth, both the intern and the
employer understand that the
intern is not entitled to wages.
A student may be able to
receive a stipend, however.

Violating the FLSA can
subject a small business to
steep fines and penalties. A
company can also leave itself
open to federal and state
human rights laws violations
if an intern is not paid for
work and should be, Zimmer-
man said.

There are other legal con-
siderations, said Rick Gibbs,
a senior human resources spe-

cialist with the professional
employment organization
Administaff Inc. “There
could be liability issues in
terms of having a person
work in a dangerous situa-
tion, and certain require-
ments in respect to minor
labor laws,” if the intern is
under age 18, Gibbs said.

Beyond legal issues, intern-
ships can be problematic
because students need to be
doing tasks that will help
them learn — that’s what the
internship is supposed to be
all about. “Make sure the
internship is closely related to
some actual academic course
of study or provides practical
work experience,” Zimmer-
man said.

An owner should carefully
think through what the intern
is going to be doing — ideally
coordinating with school offi-
cials to determine what their
requirements are for giving
students credit.

Gibbs said owners need to
be prepared to commit time
and attention — either theirs
or staffers’ — to supervise
and teach the intern, some-
thing he said many fail to do.

“They don’t have time to
spend time with the person
and it becomes sort of a bur-
den to write the reports or the
performance reviews” that a
school often requires, he said.

It’s a good idea to put on
paper exactly what the intern-
ship will be about, to be sure

it accomplishes the school’s
and the student’s goals, Gibbs
said.

“You need to distinguish it
from a summer job or a per-
son who just wants to come to
work at a place to just put on
their resume,” he said.

But, Zimmerman warned,
you need to keep the govern-
ment’s requirements in mind
as you put the internship
together. No matter what
your intent is, the govern-
ment looking at the situation
might say otherwise.

“Just because you call
someone a volunteer, or. an
intern doesn’t make them
that,” Zimmerman said.

Vigilant

And, you need to be vigi-
lant throughout the course of
the internship to be sure the
student isn’t doing something
that could land your company
in trouble.

But in preparing for the
internship, Gibbs said it’s a
good idea to do the same due
diligence that owners do in
hiring regular employees —
that means screening and
interviewing the applicants.-

“They’re just like any other
employee,” he said. “There
are ones that show more ini-
tiative and take more respon-
sibility for their learning,
while others are just there for
satisfying their own class
requirements.”

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

FREEMONT LTD.
Registration Number: 142,643B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

, Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
| 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
| (No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of FREEMONT
| LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
_ has been issued and the Company has therefore been
' struck off the Register. The date of completion of the
‘dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

| GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
' Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
FREEMONT LTD.

' GSO Corporate Services Ltd.
| Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

RETAIL INVESTMENTS LTD.
Registration Number: 142,642B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of RETAIL
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of RETAIL
INVESTMENTS LTD.

eter



GSO Corporate Services Ltd.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD
Registration-Number: 126,892B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVII, LTD.

|

Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIV, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,894B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIV, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIV, LTD.

Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS OR-I, LTD.
Registration Number: 130,104B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section’
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act -
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE |

RESORTS OR-I, LTD. has been completed, a -
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. :
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st :
day of May, 2007. .

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of °
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS OR-I, LTD. .

(ja =
GSO Corporatd Services Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVIII, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,893B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. —

The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st: fe

day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.

=

GSO Corporajd Services Lid.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.
Registration Number: 126,895B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution
of EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register. The date of completion of the
dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of
EXCLUSIVE RESORTS GIVI, LTD.

A ire
GSO Corporayd Services Ltd. _—~

Liquidator


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Se aaa eee eee ee:
Stamp Tax to account for

76.5% of revenue rises

FROM page 1

When it comes to fiscal pol-
icy, Bahamian governments
have relatively few policy
options, the main objectives
remaining the same from
administration to administra-
tion, namely to achieve a ‘Bal-
anced Budget’ on the recur-
rent side; keep the Govern-
ment debt-to-GDP ratio below
40 per cent and as low as pos-
sible; eliminate the fiscal

deficit; and keep the ratio of
government revenues to GDP
at 20 per cent or above.

In many respects, the FNM
government is picking up
where the Christie administra-
tion left off, relying on foreign
direct investment and eco-

‘ nomic growth to translate into

revenue growth, while also
using the administration and
enforcement mechanism left
behind by former minister of
state for finance, James Smith,
to tighten compliance.

Stamp Taxes were particu-

2007
CLE/qui/00241

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being
Lot Number Sixty Three (63) situate approximately One Hundred and
Ten (110) feet West of East Street Grant’s Town in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and bounded on the North by Lilly of the Valley Corner
and running thereon Ninety-two and Forty-six Hundredths (92.46) Feet
on the East by Lot Number 62 1/2 on the plan of Grant’s Town the
property of the Church of God and running thereon One Hundred and
Fifty-three and Forty-two Hundredth (153.42) feet on the South by Lot
Number Seventy-six (76) on the plan of Grant’s Town filed in the
Department of Lands and Surveys and running thereon.Ninety-six and
Ninety-one (96.91) feet and on the West by Lot Number Sixty-two (62)
on the said plan and running thereon One Hundred and Forty-one and
Thirty-nine Hundredths (141.39) feet.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis
(Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased)

NOTICE

THE PETITION OF V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the
Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased) in respect of:-

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 63
situated on the southern side of Lily of the Valley Corner and
approximately 110 feet west of East Street in the City of
Nassau, on the Island of New Providence and bounded on the
North by a 30 feet wide road and running thereon 92.46 feet;
on the South by Lot Number 76 and running thereon 96.91
feet; on the East by Lot Number 65 the property of The Church
* of God and running thereon 153-42 feet; and on the West by
Lot Number 62 and running thereon 141.39 feet.”

V,.G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred
Kenny, Deceased) claim to be the owners of the unincumbered fee simple
estate’in-possession of the said land and has made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title to the said
dJand investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act. ,

Copies of the Petition and the Plan of the said land may be inspected
during normal office hours in the following places:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street North in the
City of Nassau, Bahamas; and

2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35 Buen Retiro
Road, off Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents, file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners
or the undersigned a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his Claim on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents will operate as bar to such claim.

LOCKHART & MUNROE
Chambers

#35 Buen Retiro Road

Off Shirley Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioners



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Famguard

Finco

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ICD Utilities

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larly targeted under the for-
mer government, and in 2007-
2008 the Government expects
to collect some $399.4 million
from this tax, a major increase
of 37.7 per cent upon the
$290.057 million projected for
collection in 2006-2007.

“The increase in recurrent
revenue arises principally from
stamp tax, which has shown
remarkable growth in recent
years due to a combination of
robust property sales and
increased emhasis on revenue
administration,” Mr Ingraham
said.

“Stamp tax as a proportion
of total revenues is projected at
27 per cent, just behind cus-
toms duties at 41 per cent.”

The bulk of the 2007-2008
stamp tax increases is project-

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ed to come from two sources.
Stamp tax earned on real
estate transactions valued at
more than $250,000, where it is
levied at a 10 per cent rate, is
expected to increase by more
than $50 million, rising from
$47.257 million in 2006-2007 to
just over $98 million in 2007-
2008.

Stamp tax on imports is also
projected to rise by $50.951
million in 2007-2008, growing
from $148.8 million to $199.751
million.

Real property taxes were
projected to increase by 21.4
per cent in 2007-2008, com-

million - is expected to come
from real property tax imposed
on undeveloped real estate
owned by foreigners.

In contrast, customs duties,
which annually provide the blk
of government revenues, were
projected to rise by 5 per cent,
from $576.597 million in 2006-
2007 to $605.769 million in
2007-2008, a rise of just over
$29 million.

Mr Ingraham said the Bud-
get would look to harmonise
import duty rates, reduce the
cost of basic food items, and
reduce general costs for the
Bahamian public.

* Customs duty on pleasure
vessels, less than 30 feet in
length and 150 gross tonnes in
weight, is to be reduced from
20 per cent duty and 7 per cent
stamp tax to 5 per cent duty
and 1 per cent stamp tax.

* Customs duty rates on
doors and windows made from
plastic and steel are to be
reduced from 35 per cent to 25
per cent, bringing them into
line with the rates charged on
wood windows and doors.

’ * Customs duty on dish-
washers and dishwasher parts
has been reduced from 45 per
cent to 25 per cent.

pared to the current fiscal year,
growing from $70 million to
$85 million.
Of this $15 million increase,
the bulk of this - some $8.37

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:

nrbanamas@ubs.com or

3,450

904

1,200

5,000

Last 12 Months

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

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



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capital base than any other
insurer in the Bahamas, and
during the year, we grew our
gross written premiums by 15
per cent, and our underwrir-
ing profits by 65 per cent,

which together aided in pro-’

ducing an overall profit. of
$5.776 million........

“The profit allowed us to
grow our capital base by 21 per
cent, even after providing our
shareholders with an attractive
cash return on their invest-
ment.”

RoyalStar is 52 per cent
majority owned by SunStar
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in dividends in-2006. This’
means that the majority of the

-company’s $5.776 million net

earnings went straight back
into its capital base as retained
earnings.

RoyalStar’s capital base, and
shareholder equity, at 2006
year-end stood at just over $25
million, compared to $20.623
million at 2005 year-end.

Capital is key for all insurers,
as more of it enables them to .
take on more risk and write »
additional business. In Royal- *
Star’s case, it has enabled the
company to absorb the premi-
um growth it enjoyed in 2006, -
write more business and take °
more risk on to its books, and .
prepare it for further growth °
as the economy expands.

Steve Watson, RoyalStar’s
managing director, wrote in
the company’s annual report
that it had benefited in 2006 ~
from the absence of any hurri-
canes and storm-related claims.
In 2004 the carrier, which has
operations and insures risks in
the Cayman Islands, the
Bahamas and Turks & Caicos,
was faced with claims result-
ing from Hurricanes Frances,
Jeanne and Ivan.

Mr Watson said the five
classes of insurance for which
RoyalStar underwrites busi-
ness - property, engineering,
motor, professional liability
and marine - all generated a
profit in 2006, helped by “a
complete lack of large loss
activity”.

“We believe most strongly
that no one class of business
should subsidise the other, and
that each class must be able to
operate as a profitable entity in
its own right,” Mr Watson said.

“Each class has produced a
profit due to our continue dis-
ciplined underwriting
approach, whereby we are pre-
pared to decline business if it
does not comply with our
underwriting procing or quali-
ty criteria. :

“Clearly, this can restrict
growth and does create chal-
lenges within our distribution
channels, but these are chal-
lenges that we are prepared to
deal with.”

Mr Watson said 10 people,
almost 40 per cent of Royal-
Star’s 25-strong staff, had a
Chartered Insurance Institute
qualification, after Reginald
Munroe, 26, last year attained
its Associate status.

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Those of you who sent a prayerful card
or stood by us when times were hard.
Those of you who gave flowers
and consoled us with God's Awesome power.
Those of you who cooked a meal.
and thought to enquire how we might feel.
ho helped i in so many ways

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gineers, ost Marks Native Baptist
lichelle Poitier, Algernon Rolle
ar 1 Ferguson, Mrs Doris Cash and
family Martin and Norman Chea, Senator Jacinta Higgs
and family, Ms Raymona Darling, Mr Arthur Smith and
family, Mrs Pearline Baker, Valree D. King, Pauline Nairn
and the FNM Yamacraw Association, Mrs Delis Bennett-
Rolle and family, members of the Juju Tree Sporting Club,
management and staff of Cedar Crest Funeral Home and
to all family and friends who may have assisted in any
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A part-time resident of Little Deadman’s Cay, Long Island for 34 years, died
peacefully at his home in Pittsburg, Pa.

He was married to Ginny Prozan Wellman and together they founded Sonshine
Swim Camp 27 years ago.

Willard was the Senior Pastor for 25 years at the Bethany Collegiate Church in
Philadelphia. This was the church founded by John Wanamaker, the famous
department store owner and who, at one time, was the Superintendent of the
largest Sunday School in the world.

Willard (affectionately known as Will) was born in 1912 in Minnesota. He
graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary
in Philadelphia. He raised three sons, who were frequent visitors to the Bahamas.

After his first wife died, he married Ginny Prozan, who had been Head Teacher
in several government schools in the Bahamas. They made their first home in
Georgetown Guyana, where Will was pastor of St. Andrew’s Kirk, formerly of
the Church of Scotland, and Ginny was Visiting Lecturer in Education at the
Guyana Government Teacher Training College. One day a week they taught
Religious Knowledge courses in the Presbyterian schools there. Will also developed
a lay leaders’ education programme to help fill pulpits in churches which had no
pastors.

It was in 1972 as they were returning from Guyana, that the Wellman’s bought
the lease on Little Deadman’s Cay, restored the home that was built there and
eventually founded the Sonshine Swim Camp. The Wellman’s spent their winters
there as well as directing the camp in the summers.

In Pittsburg he was called to be the Pastor of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church,
a church of 2500 members. After retiring, he served as Interim Pastor of eight
different churches in the area.

He will be sorely missed for his wonderful sense of humor and for his prayers for
the ill and bereaved he visited, on Long Island.

Memorial gifts in his honor are suggested to be given to

Sonshine Swim Camp and Scholarship Fund
C/o William Delancy
P.O. Box N7018
Nassau Bahamas

Contact person:
Ginny Wellman (412) 828-1048

or
William Delancy (242) 362-1224

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a resident of North Blanket Sound :
Andros, will be held on Saturday :
2nd June 2007 at Highway :
Pentecostal Church, Blanket Sound :
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be :
Bishop Ellis Farrington assisted !
| by other ministers. Interment will !
follow in the Blanket Sound Public :

| Left to cherish her memory are her :
| son, Doral Johnson; sister. Mirley !
| Conyers: brother, Antniel O. :
three adopted :
daughters, Rose Blanche, Yourterpy Riley and Inell Charlow; :
three grand-children, James Sands, Jackson and Nelan :
Johnson; six great grandchildren, Nelandra, Jarad, Osbourne, : :
Kaylia, Angel and Jarsano; daughter-in-law, Beverly Johnson; : Left to cherish her memory are, her children,
nine nieces, Dressler Brown of Miami, Florida, Queenie :
Hutchinson, Ermalee Lewis, Ava, Marguerite, Lorraine, !
- Maryann and Mariqutta Colebrook; three nephews, William :
Johnson, Berkley and Albert Colebrook; grand and great- !
grand nieces and nephews, Anthony Bowleg, William Johnson :
Jr., Haywood, Charles, Valdez, James and Lorraine Bowleg, :
Michalda, Coralee, Brunette, Dunetia, Corey, Brandon, :
Janique, Viola, Lornell, Michelle, Shantell, Shonell,
Antwonette, Angel, Algeria, Algernon, Donavon, Javon, :

: Carlton Huggins and Michelle Williams, her

Terrance, Dwayne, Michael, Philip, Jeffery, Jamarco, Dwayne, : ; , : :
: 7 e other relatives and friends including, Rev'd.

Mark, Jermaine, Andre and Antonio Lewis, Jermaine, Jerome !
and Jason Hutchinson, Linda, Brenda, Sandra, Claudette :
Mazehs of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; three god children, Helen :
Johnson, Margret Saunders and Administrator Ellen Newton :
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Norma :
Wallace, Ben and Cluadeh Bohl, the Woodside Family of :
Stafford Creek, Alma Scott and Erma McGregor and families, :
Rebecca Newton, Margret Riley, Israel and Urene Saunders, :
Pastor and Evangelist Curtis, Shirley Brown, Adline Fowler, !
Forfar and friends, Maneisha Roberts and the community of !
Staniard Creek, Blanket Sound and Stafford Creek families. :

| #84 Baillou Hill Road, from 10.00a.m. on
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's |
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. :

from 10.00am on Thursday until 6.00pm and on Friday in 9:00 a.m., until noon, and from 12.30 p.m. until

Blanket Sound Andros from 12.00 m.d. at the Church until ! service time at the Church

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a resident of Baillou Hill
Road and formerly ofSt.
Catherine Jamaica, will be
held on Friday, June Ist
2007, at The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
Baillou Hill Road. South.
Officiating will be Bishop
Andrew Stewart and other
ministers. Interment will
follow in the Southern
cemetery, Cowpen.and Spikenard Roads.












Karrian and Jordan; her parents, Claudius and
Elsa Hunt; her brother, Junior Hunt; her sisters,
Carol Hunt and Iclyn Provost; her nephews,
Kevin, France, Hakeem, Royann and Kavon; her
nieces, Vanessa, Melissa, Shellyann, Jamelia and
Morrisa; her uncles, William, Robert and
McKenzie Gordon; her in-laws, Leroy Provost,

Lavania Stewart and family, Rev'd. Dr. Mary
Nairn, Francis Demeritte and family, Sophia
Spass, Maureen Richards, and Irene Williams,
Carmen Johnson, Patricia and the family of Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

The Body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints,
Sweeting Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium,

Thursday until 6:00p.m., and on Friday from





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WONT SUM Ny OR TO) ae

. Hepburn, Martin Ferguson, Shayne & Kyle Hodge
_ & Ryan Baker; (4) Aunts: Deaconess Isabell Miller,

Walter Henry Campbell, 54

Ministries. Officiating will

will follow in
Woodlawn
Cemetery, Soldier Road.



Campbell; (2) daughters, Desiree James of Seattle

Morris; (I) Stepson: Fredrick Morris; (2) Brothers:

Campbell, Kenneth A. Clarke, Sherman Campbell,

of Moncur Alley off Kemp |
Road will be held on.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 |
at 11:00a.m. at Kemp Road |



Julia, Martha & Lilly Dean; (5) Uncles: Zephaniah,
Norward & Neville Dean, Elias Rolle & Edison
Miller; (10) Brothers-in-law: Rev. Oswald Nixon,
Dr. Harold Belizaire, Kenneth J. Clarke Sr., Andrew

_ Bastian, Bernard Ferguson, Rev. Tyrone Ferguson,
be Rev. Ivan Ford Butler |
assisted by other Ministers |
_| of the Gospel. Interment |
the |
Gardens.

David Hepburn, Keith Powlett, Brett Hodge &
Silvan Baker; (7) Sister-in-law: Robin Campbell,
Cynthia Hepburn, June & Debbie Ferguson, Wendy
Powlett, Kathleen Hodge & Linda Baker; Mother-
in-law: Hannah Ferguson; (I) Son-in-law: David

: James; (I) Daughter-in-law: Elvan Morris; (36)
| a ta _ Grandnieces & Nephews; (2) Great-grandnephews;
Left to mourn his passing are his Wife, Adrianna ©

Numerous Relative & Friends including: Monique

: _ Cooper, Wendy, Stephanie & Shavone Clarke,
Washington & Walternettte Campbell; (6)
Grandchildren: Julian James, Jason, Andrea,
Adrian, Cletonie & Emine; (1) Stepdaughter: Tanya |

Pamela & Claudette Nixon, Dax Stubbs, Lisa
Campbell, Philip Ingraham, Andy Collins, Tezel
Bowe, Mary Rolle, Thomasina Dean, Alrina

_ McKinney, Sandra Moss, Cheryl Rubilee, Oneezer,
Alfred Campbell of Orlando Florida & Prince |
Campbell; (7) Sisters: Hazel Cooper, Helena |
Clarke, Betty Nixon, Shirley Belizaire of Oberlin, |
Ohio; Gaynell Campbell, Ruth Bastian & Elizabeth |
Ferguson; (18) Nieces: Agnes Murphy, Deborah |
Cooper, Lavern Ingraham, Idena Nixon, Jasmine |
Collins, Tanya Sanchez, Dr. Jovita Moncur, Cherie |
Hicks, Chinyere Stubbs, Andrea Bastian, Able |
Marine Woman Tamika Ferguson, Keshla.
Cartwright, Desire Hitchens, Sonia Yeard, Tyronia |
Ferguson, E'layne Baker, Monica & Amanda Bain; ©
(22) Nephews: Gary & Farion Cooper, Bernard, |
Anastasius & Kenneth J. Clarke Jr., Wayne, John |
& Inspector Oswald Nixon, Delacy, Javan & ©
Donovan Belizaire, Corporal #2280 Jamique |

Luther, Haldore, Duncan, Bill And Bradley Russell,
Rev. Albert & Claretta Campbell, Basil & Ivan
Campbell, Rebecca Johnson, Zerlene Campbell,
Timothy & Sheddie Barr, Anthony, Solomon,
Edward, John, Doris & Fanny Rolle, Maxwell,
Lloyd & Lorenza Bethel, Rev. Esrum, Alphonso
& Joseph Lewis, Brenette Lewis & Susanna
Russell, Rev. Philip & Neville Campbell, Albertha
Stubbs, Rev. Lavinia Stewart & family, Ellen
Moxey, Fianca Rolle, Roxie Hutchinson, families
of Lowe Sound, Andros and the entire Kemp Road
Community

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL
HOME #244 Market Street on Thursday, May 31st

_ from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, April 2nd
Andrew Bastian, Troy Edwards, Nelson & Nathan |

from 10:00am at the church until service time.


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ELIZABETH
CAROLINE GRANT
SMITH, 75

of Parker Street and formerly of Rock
Sound, Eleuthera, will be held on Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship Church of God
In Christ, Hay and Lewis Streets. Bishop
Garnet Gibson, assisted by Rev. Alfred
Duvalier, Rev. James Pratt, Rev. Frederick
Duvalier and Rev. Ali Burrows will
officiate. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She was predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Irene Symonette Grant Taylor and
father Mr. James Grant. °

Cherished memory held by eight daughters, Rev. Janet Smith Butler, Vanria
Smith Miller, Judy Smith, Patricia Smith Saunders, Bernadette Johnson
Whyms, Mellony Smith Williams and Latoya Johnson; two sons, Arthur Leroy
Lewis Smith (deceased), Edward "Lil Eddie" Sinith of Denver, Colorado: one
adopted son, James Rolle Hanna; 27 granddaughters, Yvette Smith Davis,
Louise Smith, Brenell Smith, Rev. Brenda Kemp Smith, Sandy Smith Burrows,
Cindy Woodside Thompson, Marjorie Smith Dean, Mishan Smith Johnson,
Elricka Smith Curry, Keva Smith Bootle McKinney trom Marsh Harbour,
Fashanette Smith, Sonovia Smith, Iesha Smith Russell, Norissa Evans, Meltina
Evans, Audrey, Violet and Ruthmae Whyms, Riesha and Samina Johnson: 24
grandsons, Ian Smith, Lynden Lewis Kemp (deceased), Dwayne Kemp. Romeo
Shadrack Smith from West Palm Beach, Errol Gilbert Smith, Reginald Taylor
Smith, Tabarr Wallace from West Palm Beach, Steven and Carrington Smith,
Dominique Miller, Angelo, Fabian, Alex and John Ross Smith, Jamal Saunders,
Marco Smith, Kevin and Charles Whyms, Antonio Hanna, Anthony Evans,
Kentroy Evans, Samuel Moss Jr., Latrell Moss and Antonio Butler; 17 great
granddaughters, Jantha Smith, Ivanna Smith, Ivarie Smith, Lauren Davis,
Britney, Dandra Kemp, Desray Dean, Doricka Dean, Fredericka Storr, Mya
Smith, Codia Bain, Keila, Bata and Kendra McKinney, Gabriel Thompson,
Danicka Whyms and Shantaria Smith;19 great grandsons, Ian Smith, Travis
Kemp, Henricko Brooks, Devon Paul Jr., Denzil and Malick Kemp, Emery
Burrows Jr., Jullian Smith, Javonte, Aakeem, Malick, Antonio and Jayvarr
Whyms, Jason Eneas, Kentasha Thurston, Marco Smith Jr. and Durantia and
, Desmond Dean Jr.; one brother, Elrige Smith; three aunts, Shirley Simmons,
Ross Green and Joyce Mackey Newbold; one cousin, Helen Strachan; one
daughter-in-law, Julie Smith; five sons-in-law, Bishop Gladstone Butler, Harold
Miller, Norman Saunders, George Whyms and Robert Williams; four sisters-
in-law, Patricia Smith Carey, Marina Smith Conliffe, Vanria Smith Woodside
and Persis Smith Bullard; two brothers-in-law, Michael Lerron and Dwight
Smith; three grand daughters-in-law, Kim Simmons Smith, Dedrey Hanna
Kemp, Debra Rolle Smith; five grand sons-in-law, Hansil Davis from Las
Vegas, Emery Burrows Sr., Charles Thompson, Bazil McKinney and Desmond
Dean.

Other relatives including Naomi Smith Backwood, Golden McDonald Taylor,
Coreen, Alrin Gardiner, Densil and Sharren Rolle, Wilsha Evans, Aldred
Kenny, Hensley Brooks, Shirley Gibson, Morice Brooks, Lewis "Lil Black"
Kemp, Hon. Bernard Nottage M.P. for Bain's Town and Rev. C. B. Moss of
the community of Bain's Town.

Conmontrealth Funeral Aome,
Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR



von
Sy es :

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A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at Breath
of Life Unity Church, First Street and Poincianna Avenue. Officiating will be
Bishop Garnet Gibson, Rev. Janet Smith Butler and Elder Judy Smith.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. to service
time.

EDITH ROSELYN
STUART BARRY, 89

of The Bluff, Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at John Wesley
‘s' Methodist Church, The Bluff, Eleuthera,
Rev. Carlos Thompson, assisted by Rev.
Charles Sweeting, Dr. Reginald Eldon and
es» | Rev. Dereck Glico will officiate. Interment
will follow in the church's cemetery, The
Bluff, Eleuthera.

\ Precious memory will linger in the hearts
of her sister, Fredericka Brown; brothers,
Bishop Theophilus and Cynthia Stuart,
Hewitt and Ruth Stuart; stepson, Conwill Keith O'Neil Saunders, numerous
nieces and nephews and their families including, John Brown of Louisanna,
Dr. Portia Jordan, Othella Missick, Darnell Miller, Gloria Glinton, Harcourt
and Christopher Brown, Mizpah Rich of California, Owen Brown, Donna
Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee, Gerald , Jack, Gregory, Emmet and Simeon
Stuart, Nurse Albertha Edgecombe of Fresh Creek, Andros, Jennifer Bastian,
Melrose Albury and Ocelia Williams, Ionie Diggiss, Dale Miller, Sherry
Rodgers, Sherryl Chea, Kendal, Gregory, Crestwell Stuart and Hewitt Stuart
Jr. of Arizona, Judy Watkins, Deborah Deal, Ellen Ash, Robert Hugo and
Eardley Barry, Shirley Woods, Marsha Ismae Hudson, Eloise Fernander,
Godfrey Barry, Karan Bethel, Rosemae Neilly, Carliemae Cambridge, Biafia
Barry, Eulecta Bain, Dunred and Juel Barry, Monique Greenslade, Annsettan
Barry, Rosie Sawyer, Franklin Barry, Iliene Carreres, Brendhilda Sawyer,
Sharon Sohmer, Stevia Barry, Arlington and Harry Barry; numerous grandnieces
and nephews and other relatives and friends and their families including Rev.
Dr. George Barry, Carl Stuart, Rev. Stanley Reckley, Eddison Neely, Mildred
Neely, Nellie Johnson, Virginia Neely, Margaret Saunders, Mable Gibson,
Attorney Cecil Hilton, Jane Newry, Sister Aleta Hudson, Phyllis and Rudolph
Grant; officers and members of The Methodist Church and the entire community
of The Bluff, North Eleuthera.

Special thanks to Mrs. Melrose Albury (niece), Mrs. Mildred Neely, Mrs.
Helena Neely, Mr. Patrick Pedican, Mrs. Pandora Darville (godchild), Ms.
Vivian Neely, Mrs. Majorie Heastie, Mrs. Elaine McDonald, Ms. Vineta Rowe,
Ms. Joyce of Jamaica, Ms. Roseda Lubin, Mrs. Margaret Saunders, Mrs. Jane
Newry, Dr. Ada Thompson of Nassau and the doctor and nursing staff of The
Bluff Clinic, North Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
in The Bluff on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
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Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 © Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
Mr. Brennen Jeffery Munnings 38











of Montel Heights,
will be held on
Saturday, 2nd June,
2007 at Ipm, at
Revival Center
International,
Montel Heights.





Franklyn Miller
assisted by other
ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery,Old Trail Road.







He is survived by his three (3) daughters,
Amanda, Aaliyah and Crystal Munnings;
one son (1), Brennen Munnings Jr.; six
(6) sisters, Alice Black, Martha, Karen,
Patricia, Shonell, and Faylene Munnings;
| six (6) brothers, Vernal, Chris, Shervin,
David, Jimmy and Michael Munnings;
one (1) brother-in-law, Emmanuel Black;
two (2) sisters-in-law, Agatha and Vangy
Munnings; twenty-two (22), nephews,
eight (8) grand nieces, one (1), grand
nephew, three (3) uncles, five (5), aunts
and a host of relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.

















Friends may pay their last respects at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel Friday





church from’ lpm until service time.





Officiating Bishop |

10:00 am-5:00pm,and on Saturday at the

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 7



































Harewood Sinclair Higgs L.F.D.
President/Managing Director

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Rufin Saint
Charles age 70

a resident of Carib Road off
Mackey Street and formerly of |
St. Louis Drive Haiti will be held
on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Our
Lady's Catholic Church Deveaux
Street at 3:00p.m.



Officiating will be Rev. Father [
| Kaze Eugene and interment will be made in the Old Trail
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.

Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Gerivs,
Levoici, Natane, Eliana and Belane Rufin; three brothers,
Pizou Charles, Cellisn and Charlemagne Rufin; one sister,
Mrs. Clebert Sinelien; his godchild, Natasha Rufin; other
relatives and friends including, Charleriste Rufin, Albert
Sinelien, Celotel Jean, lejeune Aristide, Vernicia Charles,
Sylvain and Charilus Rufin, Estefene Michelien, Benita,
Niclasse and Paulette Norvil, Alide Mezadiev, Monise
Cherfrere, Enide Guillavme, Adrien, Derivs Dorvillus,
Rosette Rufin, Dievseul and Ermitha Estelhonme, Alberto
Toossaint, Elmizia Zaportre, Merce Grace Jeanty, Odis
Avrelhomme, Petit Jean, Octavis A vrelhomme, Denis
Pirre, Camericie Vilsaint, Alphoncia Lafrance, Tinord,
Norgelos, Cereel Metelos, Elyzabeth Rolle, Clerveus
Sinelien, Joseph Gelus, Elitane and Elitane Pierrelus,
Iracio Dezilien, Inefait Thelusma, Lisa Mezadiev, Harry
and Philoma Tima, Jean Civs, Savveur Dorant, Erold and
Wilcene Tatoune, Ciane Thelusma, Paulette Dorevs,
/ Antoinette Sinelien, Walestern Blanc, Yva Estelhomme,
Edison Joseph, Anie Civs, Jessie, Mille, Luckson, Celius,
Charecivs, Jurand and Saint Gerad Rufin.




Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home
on Thursday from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m on Friday from
2:00p.m to 6:00p.m and on Saturday from 9:00a.m to
2:00p.m and at the church from 2:15p.m until service time.
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— KRurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020 Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 « 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761



_ UZNOR
MUSGROVE, 85



Moss Town, Exuma.

He is survived by his wife, Areminah Musgrove; one son, Arthur :
Kenneth Musgrove of Fort Pierce, Florida; two adopted daughters, :
Dorothy Darling Yearwood and Sonia Morley; grandsons, John, Nero :
and Lavardo Musgrove; granddaughters, Judy, Violet, Theresa and Lisa i
Musgrove, Glendamae Knowles, Shenique Michael of North Carolina :
and Garnell Morley; great grandchildren, Lavardo, Darren, Wendell, }
Decoyo, Dartavious, Lacquito, John Jr., Clinton, Patrick Isiah, Patrick :
Jr.; Eltazio, DJ, Anfernee, D'Oventay, Daydawn, Lamika, Rejean, :
Jamora, Angrlicia, Destiny, Desha, Dasha and Sarina; granddaughter- :
in-law. Desmona Musgrove; grandsons-in-law, Charles O. Knowles,
Mike, Michael, Clint Morley; one daughter-in-law, Virginia Musgrove; ? Tammy, Nikita, Jacklyn, Georgette, Krystal, Ashley, Demetria, Sherell,
nieces, Cynthia Lobosky, Annmarie, Ivy Davis, Charley Musgrove, :
Birdie Curtis, Petral Russell, Latisha Smith, Rosetta, Yvonne, Shera, :
Delarise, Patsy Pinder, Virginia, Veronica, Maxine and Quanimae; }
nephews, Charles, Melvil, Japath, Alfred, Johnnie Butler, Robert :
Musgrove, Jeff, Sam, Ceasar Jr., Berkley, Joe, Morris and Audrey i
Clarke; sisters-in-law, Pearly Musgrove and Mytlean Clarke; host OL ¢
other relatives and friends including Maxine Bethel, Christine Clarke, :
Alexander Taylor Sr., the Saunders family. Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders,
the Hall family of George Town, Exuma, Erma Ferguson, Magnola :
Clarke and family, Arnola Holbert and family, Theadore Bethel, Vera }
Munroe and family, Foster Clarke and family, Sharon Wright and }
family, Fred of Omaha, Nebraska, Hosea Musgrove Sr. and family, :
Rodney Musgrove and family, Stanford Musgrove and family, Francina i
Forbes and family, Mike Cornish of New Jersey, Rosey and family, :
Linda Galvin, Hidey Rubil and family, Clement Rolle and family, :
Donald DeGregory, Rodney Carey, Felix Bowe, Donald McPhee and :
family, Theresita Rolle and family, Myrtis Deveaux, Eunis Munroe, i
Mrs. Houseman, the entire Exuma Branch of the Free National :
Movement, the Exuma District Choir, the entire Moss Town and :
Hermitage Community; the following and their families, Mrs. Edna :
Bain, Mr. Cedric Ferguson, Mr. Harold Major, the Dames, the McQueens, i
Mr. Leo Knowles, the Adderleys, the Armbristers, the Bains, the Barrs, :
the Bethels, the Bodies, the Bowes, the Browns, the Bullards, the :
Burrows, The Coopers, The Darvilles, The Davis, The Deans, The :
Fergusons, the Flowers, the Gardiners, the Gibsons, the Glass, the :
Grays, the Johnsons, the Kemps, the Lewis and the entire William's :
Town, Ramsey and The Forest communities of Exuma. :

of Moss Town, Exuma, will be held on =
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at The E.C. }
McKenzie Memorial Auditorium, }
Ramsey, Exuma. Officiating will be Rev. :
Randy Musgrove and Rev. Dr. C.W. :
Saunders, assisted by Rev. Cedric Smith, :
| Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke and other ministers. !
Interment will be in The Public Cemetery, !



Ae eta Ctl

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
: on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the Auditorium, in
: Ramsey on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

CLEOPATRA "CLEO"
GIBSON, 32

of Turtle Drive, Carmichael Road and
formerly of Mastic Point, Andros, will
be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Mary Magdalene Anglican Chruch, North
Mastic Point, Andros. Officiating will be
Father Shazzasbazzar Turnquest.
Interment will be in the church's cemetery,
North Mastic Point.

She is survived by four daughters, Toni
and Tornique, Victoria and Hope Lewis; two sons, Tony Jr and King
Newton; one grandchild, Jaydon Newton; nine sisters, Bernice
Colebrooke, Vernita and Mae Newton, Lafron Barr, Dorothy, Margaret,
Peggyanne, Eldrice and Edith Gibson, three brothers, Andre, Yourick
Jr. and Gergerson; fiancee, Patrick Lewis; 20 nieces, Shakela, Shaneal,

Andreka, Andria, Daneska, Anishka Colebrooke, Barbarnique, Nikiva
Tyler, Antionette, Arnette, Brinique, Youricka and Deniqua Gibson; 19
nephews, Navardo, Kevin Colebrooke, Orlando, Andrew, Bernard,
Daneiko, Andre Jr., Travis, Trevor Jr., Trevon, Shaquille, De'shano,
Cleveland, Duran, Sean, Jamal, Dario and Jason Gibson; 14 grandnieces
and nephews; four aunts, Sylvia Strachan, Murael and Merely Rahming
and Coral Edwards; six uncles, Erick, Mervin, Drexel, Vincent, Larry
and Barry Rahimng; three brothers-in-law, Pedro and Tevor Newton
and Jackson Colebrooke; two sisters-in-law, Floridamae and Glendina
Gibson; host of other relatives and friends including the following and
their families, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Bowleg, Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Woodside,
Mr. and Mrs. Johnathon Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Canter, Mrs
Sheila Rolle, Ms. Henretta Rolle, Venus Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel
Martin, Harold Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Colebrooke, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Storr, Mildred Munnings and
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Thompson; also Lueann Russell, Tony Newton Sr.,
Lincoln Davis, Nelson Smith, Bally Munroe, Triann Colebrooke, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Rolle, Virginia Newton and family, Leotha Riley,
Emmerson Dixon, Vera Woodside, Robin and Sean Roberts, Dr. Kirk
Lewis and Antonio Mackey.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road
and Fifth Street on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the
church in North Mastic Point on Friday from 12:00 noon until service
time on Saturday.
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EAST SUN RISE MORTUAR

Fy

‘A New Commitment To Service’
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Julian "Cobbler" Butler, 36

of Goiden Gates #2 will be held on,
Saturday at [IT a.m. at Shaw Temple |
A.M.E. Zion, Baillou Hill Road and

Peter Street. Officiating will be Rev. |
Kendal Mackey assisted by Rev. [
Tvrone Green. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Gardens, J.F K. Drive.





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He is survived by his parents. |
William and Vernetta Butler: 4
daughters. Julia. Tremaine. Arniqua
and Juliann Butler: | son, Julian Jr.;
special friend, Elvamae Johnson: 5
adopted children, Toya, Tiffany.
Bridgette, Leslier and Oneal Johnson:
4 brothers, Rudolph, William Jr.,
Dewitt and Anthony Butler; 2 sisters, Raquel Butler and Karen
Simmons; | brother-in-law, Frederick Simmons; 2 sisters-in-law,
Vernice and Elsie Butler; 2 adopted brothers, Romeo Russell and
Bradley Moss; 8 uncies, Samuel, Elexnder and Elpheus Butler, Bernard
Edward, Kirklin, Ednol and Herman Nixon of Waterford, Eleuthera;
12 aunts, Francina Watson, Cathlean Butler, Beatrice Edgecombe,



Luella Watkins, Essie McPhee of South Bay, Fla; Pecola Mackey of

Delroy Beach, Fla; Lillian, Ruthmae, Mary McPhee, Lillian Solomon,
Karina Butler, and Sylvia McPhee; | grand aunt, Lucy Knowles; 10
nephews, Abraham, Larenzo, Justin, Dewitt, Kenwitt, Devon, Denzil,
Daquonn, Irendo and Anfernee; 12 nieces, Raqueria, Raunice, Blanch,
Ragina, Jenniemae, Keshie, Ladia, Laquell, Davonnia, Shaquae,
Tatyanna and Nikaila; other relatives and friends including, Gladys
Lightfoot and family, Angelene Pierre and family, Anthony Nesbitt
and family, The Saunders family, Roslyn Taylor and family, Eugenie
Smith and family, Lloyd Butler, The Gibson family, Bobby Ambrose
and family, Yvonne Woodside, Bessie Green and family, Peter Whyte
and family, Paul Roberts and family, The Davis family, Dr. Patrick
Cargill, Shereka Hart, Rev. Kendal Mackey and family, Henderfield
and family, The Winters family, Fred Neely and family, Iva Johnson
and family, Trevor Scott and family, Wendy Rolle and family, The
Ambrose and Kelly families, Craig Williams and family, Iva Evans
and family, Derrick and Beverly Cash, The Trauma Team of Princess
Margaret Hospital, the family of Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church,
the family of In Christ Ministry and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday and at the Church
from 10 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

EAST SUNRISE MORTUARY.

“A New Commitment To Service”

' #27 Rosetta Street, P.O.Box C.B. PrLew) een o EU

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323-EAST — (242) 326-4209 Fax: 356-2957







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Yager Limeral Flome (* Crematoriuan

Queen’s Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 ¢ Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

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WILBERT RICHARD
MATHER. 69

of Emmanuel! Wav High Rock,
Grand Bahama wiii be held on
Saturdav June 2nu 2007 at 1:00
p.m at St. Nicholas Anglican
Church. High Rock. Officiating will
be Rev. Erma Ambrose, Rev. Jan
Claridge, Rev. Fr. Norman
Lighbourne. Rev. Fr. Dwight Bowe
and Rev. Lawerence Pinder.
Interment will be made in the High
Rock Public Cemetery.

















































Left to cherish his percious memory

are his loving devoted wife of forty
nine years Grettel Mather; 4 sons, Ken, Leroy, Tyrone and Calsey
Mather; 5 daughters, Estella White. Donna Sears, Magdalene and
Rosebella Mather and Cindy Garland; 21 grandchildren, Kenya Louis,
Kendrick, Ken Jr. and Kenderia Mather, Dania Woods, Danera Wilson,
Vanna and Tazia White, Devin, Devon, Senio and Michael Sears,
Brianique, Leria, Alliyah and Leronique Mather, Remiko Pinder,
Damia and Diamondz Higgs, Jareo McPhee, and Jamal Garland; 3
great grand children, Azhalique Woods, Keyajah Louis and Kendrick
Mather Jr.; 3 sons-in-law, Michael Sears, Franklyn Garland and P.C.
217 Archie White; 1 daughter-in-law, Renae Mather; 2 grandsons-
in-law, Ernest Louis and Jayward Wilson; 3 sisters-in-law, Louis
Murphy, Ethelyn and Deborah Hield; 3 brothers-in-law, Nehemiah
Sr. and Percy Hield and Godfrey Murphy Sr.; 1 uncle-in-law, William
Cooper; 2 aunts-in-law, Brenda Lynes and Anna Russell; 3 nieces,
Loretta Mather, Betty Newman and Rosalie Cancino; 3 nephews,
Allan, Rusty and Atwell Newman; 21 grandnieces, Izona Burrows,
Shawn and Tanya Mader, Sherry Hanna, Melinda Rollins, Natasha
Thompson, Natasha, Arimenta, Sandradee, Nickia and Atlene
Newman, Arnett Heild, Carol Hepburn, Marilyn McPhee, Donella
Mackey, Portia Hanchell, Keisha Turnquest, Karla, Sabrina and
Marsha Murphy, Edith Bodie and Charles Swann,; 19 grandnephews,
Brennell, Clayton, Oscar, Quinston, Ricardo and Trevor Newman,
Godfrey Jr., Don and Marlin Murphy, Charles, Ashley, Nehemiah
Jr., Alvin Sr. Omerit and Alvin Hield, Keith Hepburn Sr., Ian McPhee,
Edison Mackey and Dwayne Swann, numerous great grand nieces
and nephews, his extended families, Prince and Coramae, Romeo
and Virginia Bridgewater, Anischa and Pearline Miller, Sheldon
Knowles,Shonny Jolly, Etterine Smith, Idell Frazier of Dania Beach
and Patricia Hall, his godchildren, Beryl Bridgewater, Alexander
Cooper and Whitfield Thompson and a host of other relatives too
numerous to mention

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Yager Funeral
Home and Crematorium on Thursday from: 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
and at the church an Seturday from 12:30am. t ce tlie.
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Butler s Si neral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS



MR. DENIS PAUL
LEDARD, 58

of Resolute Road, Lyford Cay and formerly of Rouen,
France will be held on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Sandyport.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lloyd Smith. Interment will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums,
John F. Kennedy Drive.

He is survived by his Wife Maddie; Two (2) Sons:

Ledard; Two (2) Grandchildren: Alex and Molan; Two
(2) Brothers: Luc and Alain Ledard; Two (2) Sisters:
Jannie Ledard and Monique Desfrieches; Nieces and
Nephews: Arno, Siwany, Armelle, Sophie, Pierre, Olivia
and Emilie, Sharon, Prisca, Michele, Denise Francis,

“Kiki”, Phylia, Anysh, Idanya, Dayna and Nadia Clark,
Anton, Vance, Kyle, Dane Johnson, Gary, Michael,
Larry, Allan, Sidney Francis, Rodney Jr. and Ron
Johnson; Four (4) Brothers-in-law: King Errisson,
Rodney Johnson, Gerone Clark and Henry Shivers; Five
| (5) Sisters-in-law: Aris Francis, Agnes Errisson, Joanne

& family, Tony Miaoulis & family, Nick and Charlie

: Klonaris, Quentin Porter, Sara and Jason Calendar, the
: entire staff of Tempo Paris, Bay Street and the Mall at
| Marathon, Polo Shop, Bay Street, Yanshak Investments,
| Caribbean Color Ltd., Polo Jean Company, the entire
: staff of Bay Street Merchant family, Executive Team of
Debbie Hall, Ronette, Thelanese, Joanne, Tameka, Illisia |

Mr. Antonio Hanna and Deo Dano Clarke and many

others too numerous to mention.

_ Viewing will be at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
: and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Wednesday
| from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on
| Thursday from 10:00 a.m.

until service time.

MOSRSSPISRHERRETEVRAESET

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i Johnson, Pastor Luisa Clark and Stephanie Shivers;
: Aunts and uncles: Edward Johnson, Cecil and Leroy
: Brice, Inez Ferguson, Madeline George, Gwendolyn,
: Petrona and Curlina Cox; A host of other relatives and
' friends including: Curtis Martin, Henry Brice & family, |
: Police Superintendent Nigel Clarke & family, Buena.
: Sright, Galen and Ava Saunders, Ruben and Rachel Fox
: and the entire staff of EWE Co., Ltd. Joe and Jane Lewis
: of Lyford Cay, Tony Driver, Jacque and Jacquelyn Mazr,
Cheryl and Paul Andy Gomez, Pepper Johnson, Joyanne |
' Archer & family, the Serette family, Sean and Bridgette
: Serrette, Spethen and Bassie Serrette, Willie Wong,
| Denise Carey & family, Campbell Cleare, Valentine
: Grimes & family, Jonathan Simms, Captain Kirk Carey
| & family, Dr. Anthony Davis & family, Dr. Dean T.,
: Dr. Carlos Thomas and Loretta, Dr. Nigel Lewis, Dr.
| Ren-xun, Dr. Tony Carey, Dr. Clive Gaskins, Franklyn
: and Sharon Wilson, Hon. Perry and Bernadette Christie,
' Tony “New York” Lela, Leonardo and the entire Dean
| family, Dr. Vantoorem, Dr. Michael Ingraham, Judge
: Marilyn Meres, Bookie and Inez Johnson, D’ Anne Barrett,
| Dorinda Spahr, Albert Dayon, Claude Harroch, Alain
: Forciinni, Nanou Cohen, Sammy and Donna Omary,
: Robert and Nellie Cohen & family, Emilie and Bridget
| Amzalag & family, Tina Berdenis & family, Ingrid
: “Shelly” Forbes, Brendon Foulkes, Jill and George
: Diamianos, Harvey Keleecome (Belgium Consulate)
) : and Dominic, Thierry Bouef (Bahamas French Consulate)
Lorenzo and Yannick; One (1) Daughter: Shakara :

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Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N- a. Nassau, Benen

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MRS. VIRGINIA MIRIAM
CURRY, 77

of Marathon Estates and formerly of |
Snug Corner, Ac ins will be held on
Saturday, June 27°, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
at Church of God of Prophecy, East
Street. Officiating will be Pastor Dale
Moss Assisted by Associate Pastor
Stephen Greene and Associate Pastor f
Terrance Forbes. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her Four (4) Daughters; Edna Rolle,
Gloria Neely, Mizpah Hall and Stephanie Johnson; Two (2) Sons;
HMP CPL. Andre’ Curry and Dr. Dario Curry; Eight (8) Adopted-
children; Gilbert Paul, Patrick Glinton, Roslyn Collie of Freeport,
Euricka Rolle, Reggie Sweeting, Enjoli Musgrove, Tyrone Ferguson
and Benjamin Pratt; Thirty-three (33) Grandchildren; Antoinette
and Anthony Pratt, Macito and Bolera Glinton, Antoine and Pamela
Rolle of Boynton Beach, Florida, Alaric and Aja Rolle of Houston,

Texas, Patricia and Sydney Curtis of Eleuthera, Shemica Neely of :
Miami, Florida, Terez, Tomeko, Tadashi, Darrion, Jamal and Monique
Curry, Tiffany Adderley, Frank Ellis III, Morganna, Santerio, Marshanna_
and Mardonna Johnson, Darika, Dariane, Daria and Anterio Curry, }
Janae Hall, Nigia and Elleria Mackey, Gregory and Gilbertha Paul :

and Patrick Jr.; Eighteen (18) Great-grandchildren; Two (2)

~ Daughters-in-law; Sylvia Curry and Portia Scott-Curry; Three (3) :

Sons-in-law; Basil Rolle, Delsworth Neely and Jeffrey Hall; One (1) :
! Munnings; Thirty (30) Grandchildren: Denice and Nakia Bowe,
Francita Cooper, Zilpha Mackey, Julia Davis, Dorothy Coakley, Olive :
Hanna, Alma Russell, Mable Dean and Albertha Davis; Three (3) :
Sisters-in-law; Loretta Burrows, Ismerlene Ferguson and Agnes }
Britely-Ferguson; Forty-four (44) Nieces and Nephews and a host :

Sister; Lenora Evans; Nine (9) Adopted-sisters; Patricia Bethel,

of other relatives and friends including; Pastors; Dale and Dianne
Moss, Stephen and Jancy Greene, Terrance and Terrell Forbes, Shelton
and Shelly Beneby, Minerva Pratt and family, Charles and ‘Cynthia
Johnson, George and Damaris Thompson and George and Alice Beneby

Rolle, Patrinella Rolle, Patrick and Doreen Musgrove and family,
Albert Daxon and family Alex and Sandra Cooper, Arlene Thompson,
Desmond Peters and family, Mary Moss, Betty Cox, Life Transformation

: family, Friendship Travel and Birthday Club, The International Free

: and Accepted Mason and Order of Eastern Star, Essie Chapter#45, St.
: John Lodge#3, Princess Oziel#3, Rochelle Flowers Court#42 and the
: entire community of Marathon Estates and others too numerous to
: mention. .

Viewing will be held at the Progressive Liberal Party Head Quarters,

: Farrington Road on Thursday from 12noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday
: at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
: York Streets from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the

church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

MRS. LOUISE
MUNNINGS-NIXON, 78

of Lyon Road will be held on Saturday,
June 2nd 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Blue Hill Road South.
Officiating will be Rev. Alfred Stewart
and Minister Cranston Evans. Interment
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old
Trail Road.

She is survived by Two (2) Sons:
Rodney Munnings and George Nixon; Three (3) Daughters: Emma

Thompson, Onya Stuart and Reneldia Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;

One (1) Adopted Daughter: Joan Tisdall of Miramar, Florida; One
(1) Son-in-law: Jackie Thompson; One (1) Daughter-in-law: Charlene

Roy, Rio, Kimberley and Yvette Stuart, Therez Thompson, Patricia
Wilson, Bernard Curry Jr., Rodney Jr. and Ricky Munnings of Las
Vegas, Ryan, Randy, Ashley, Lamark and Desha Munnings, Kelly
King, Monique Cartwright, Carla Taylor, Sophia, Joanne, Dwayne

: and Deana McKenzie, Tonya Capron, Rico Seymour, Lance and
! George Nixon, Shawn, Shan and Stephanie Butler; Eighteen (18)
: Nieces; Twenty-one (21) Nephews; Numerous great-grandchildren
: and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and
of Plantation, Florida; Bishops; Samuel and Helen Alleyne, Cephas :
and Clothilda Ferguson, Joseph and Roslyn Swann, Arthur and Ivamae
Ferguson, Edna Cunningham and family, Sandra Cunningham and ;
family, Beulah Sands and family, Lunn Thurston, Matthew and Denise

friends including; His Excellency the Honourable Arthur D. Hanna
and Mrs. Hanna, Rev. Lavania Stewart and family, Bishop Randy
Frazier and family, Monsignor Preston Moss, The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church family, Ball’s Alley and Lyon Road

: communities.

: Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes and
Centre, Shirley Street, The Love Centre Ernest and York Streets and :
a host of other relatives and friends including; The PLP Stalwart :
Councillors Ladies Branch, Marathon Branch, Ron O. Pinder and :

Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. On Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
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Riverside Guneral C hapef
“Where the river lies still.
24 ee A DAY
“Serving The Bahamas With Pride”
Frank M. ‘CooPER “ Funeral Director
“Professional People Who Care”



Cockburn Town
San Saleader, Bahamas
‘Telephone:
(242) 331-2642

Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Bax GT. 2305
Neassax, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellulax: (242) 395-8931

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

LETECIA
OUTTEN, 32

will be held on Saturday, June
2nd 2007, at 11:00 am at the
Church of God of Greater
Chippingham. Officiating will
be Bishop C. Dennis Lefrenier,
assisted by Minister Antonio
Steele, Minister Troy Hanna
Bishop. Interment will follow in
the St Joseph's ‘Cemetery.







Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Trevor
Outten; three sons, Travis, Tervano, and Trevor Outten |
Jr.; two daughters, Terez and Trevonia; her mother, Marilyn
Jarrett; stepfather, Joel Jarrett; grandparents, Neville and
Maggelita Knowles; one grand-aunt, Jemita Gordon; three
brothers, Mark Knowles, Jamaal McCleary, Veronique
Tinsdale; mother-in-law, Judy Outten; father-in-law,
Barrington Outten; three sisters-in-law, Terah Fisher, Janine §
Outten and Tina Brown; three brothers-in-law, Trell,
Dwayne and Carrington Outten and Jamall McKinney;
eleven cousins, Paul Alexander, Damian Alexander,
Maryann Baptiste, Tanya Alexander, Andrew Evans, Anita
Roye, Patricia Evans; two nieces, Tia and Rebeca; eight
nephews, Randolph, Jordan, Jamall Jr., Ryan, Mark,
Marcus, Dwaymont, and Charon, a host of other relatives
and friends including, Janet, Lilian, Shantell, Sharmaine,
Linda, Lorraine, Susan, Laurie, Deshan, The Outten family, |
The Hamilton family, The Neily family, The Management
and Staff of Kentucky Fried Chicken (K.F.C.), The |
Management and Staff of the T.G. Glover Primary School, |
the Church of God of Greater Chippingham, the Department §
of P.M.H. Female Medical Ward II, The Farrington Road |
family, Lorene Walker, Sidd Edward, Parry Williams,
Mildred Knowles, Lakeisha Roberts, Tyronne Tinsdale,
Latoya Davis and Collin Green.

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market
and Bimini Ave. on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the
church.

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ORS

‘¢)) Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O. Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
oe Anita Lewis, 66

of Edelweiss Ave., Garden Hills #3
and formerly of Governor s Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held Saturday
11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Anglican
Church, Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Fr. Jonathon Archer
assisted by Fr. James Moultrie and
Fr. Don Haynes will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Public
Cemetery, Governor's Harbour.









She is survived by three daughters,
Coral, Judy and Sharon; four sons,
Christopher and Craig Lewis, Paul
and Morris; fourteen
grandchildren, Craig Jr., Camille, Christopher and Codero,
Kenyanna and Antonio, Paul Jr., Pryria Pachino, Darren, Ladarcia,
Dino and Danair, Dario and Daria; four sisters, Kathleen
McKennie of Waukegan, Ilinois, Prudence Knowles, Rose Nairn
and Andrea Hanna; four adopted sisters, Brenhilda Williams,
Leronnie Stubbs, Carolyn Sands and Sandra Knowles; five
brothers, David Hepburn, Addington Culmer, Charles and Eardley
Hepburn and Eric Curtis; adopted mother, Bloneva Stubbs;
adopted brother, Mike Stubbs; daughter-in-law, Chrystal
Lewis; sister-in-law, Jan Curtis; brothers-in-law, Alex McKennie,
_Leroy Knowles, Michael Nairn and Jehu Sands; fifteen nieces,
Elaine, Judy, Cynthia Hepburn, Veniece Rolle, Catherine Stubbs,
Crystal Knowles, Kelly, Leshanye Johnson, Vestina Hepburn,
Talga Hepburn; seventeen nephews, Todd and Ivan Hepburn,
William and Larry Crane, Devon, Delano and Delmar Hepburn,
Calvin, Carl and Correy Knowles, Conrad Hepburn, Keigan
-Culmer, Chaz and Shakeil Hepburn, Jason Nairn and Frank
Hanna; one aunt: Joanne Clarke; one uncle, James Stubbs;
numerous grand nieces and nephews; many other friends
and relatives including, Paula, Sandra, Stephanie, Eleanor, Faye,
Arthur Johnson, Keith and Wendy Armbrister, Dr. Ronald and
Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Lochan and Mrs. Lochan, Lowell Bethel,
Sonya Knowles, Patricia Graham and Elaine Scavella, Arthur
Duncombe, Derek Bennett, Melissa Green, Leona Laing, Debbie
and Ansel Watson, Brian Young, Sean Ferguson, Mario and Tessa
Stubbs, Virgina Stubbs, Wendy Colebrooke, Rudy Hanna, Ms.
Mcqueen, Mr. and Mrs. Percentie, Betry Griffin, James Carey,
Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Taylor, Charles Strachan, Philip Coakley, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
Caroline Bango, Donname Rolle, Linda Smith, Estel Ferguson,
Randy Sweeting, Roscoe Srurrup, the Garden Hills family, the
family of Batelco, Governor's Harbour and J.F.K., and St. Mattews
Church, Judy Turnquest, Archdeacon James Palacious and Rev.
Angela Palacious.




































Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians;
#44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
on Friday at the Church in Governor's Harbour from 3:00 p.m.
until service time on Saturday.





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Mr. Dudley Nathaniel Gilbert, 78











Deacon Maxwell Johnson.



-~J | Cemetery, Tyler Street.
“(| Left to cherish his memory are his,




Jr., Ricardo, Mark, Anthanatious (Randy), Andrew; daughters,




Missick (caretaker), Rosylia Gilbert Sister Grace Seymour;





Gilbert, Roque Bethell, Sacha Missick, Aisha, Jawanza, Ayanna,




Forbes; sons-in-Iaw, Lawrence Bethel, David Mclean;





Demeritte, Christine Thompson, David Armbrister, Freddie,
Raynard, Dwayne, Tyrone and Willie North, Marcia Bain,
Sheen Archer, Sandra Smith, Antoinette Missick, Jacqueline,





and Jake Rigby, Pamela Douglas.



Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral




on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.



Bertrum Robert Minns, 79

a resident of Peardale and formerly of Harts, Exuma, will be






in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.



Left to cherish his memory are his 2 daughters, Ivy and Sheila





a resident of Zion Boulevard, will
be held at Our Lady of the Holy
Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux :
Street, on Saturday at 12:00 noon. :
Officiating will be Msgr. Alfred C. :
Culmer, Msgr. John Johnson and Fr. :
David Cooper, assisted by Rev. }
Deacon Peter Rahming and Rev. :



THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 13





FUNERAL SERVICES FOR |



’) Minns; 6 sons, Daniel, Simeon,
Cedric, Police Officer 1566 Nevill,
Nigel and Bertrum Minns; 33 grand
children including, Sheena, Yvette
Minns, Monique Smith, Bridgette
Rahming, Stephanie Symonette,
. Troy Ferguson, Roberto Minns,
Christopher, Charlene, Diago
Minns, Lavareo, Shavonette,
Shantell, Kimberly, Shariena,
| Robert Jr., Sonia, Valentino, Tito,





BX
Interment follows in the Catholic :
: Gregory Jr., Thorne and Thornishka Minns; 21 great grand
: children including, Ivontae and Kamari Minns, RJ, DJ, MJ,
wife, Witlene Gilbert; sons, Dudley |
: law, Melissa, Esther, Tasha and Corine Minns; 3 sisters, Emily

Donna Gilbert-Mclean, Debra Gilbert-Bethell, Stacey Gilbert-
: Malone of Inglewood, ‘California; 2 brothers, Leonard and
grand children, Sherkeria Moss, Th'suria Moss-Hall, Marcia |
Moss-Kelly, Gia-Van Gilbert, Dominique Gilbert,Tamara |
: in-law, Veronica Minns, Laura and Eula Rolle; grand daughters-
Adewale, Khalil, Xoliswa Gilbert; great grand daughter, Sierra
| Jasmine Nairn; sisters-in-law, Teresa Rigby, Elvita Louis, Ena :
North; brothers-in-law, Feasel, Basil, and Bradley, Wilfred :
: Diane Minns, Joanne Webb, Eula Larrimore, Berthamae Archer,
daughters-in-law, Vernita Gilbert, Claudine Gilbert; nieces and
nephews, Cecil Bosfield, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cyril and Cheryl |

Minnis, Patricia Clarke, Albertha Hall, Luke Seymour, Elvis |
: Vernella Curry, Velthia and Dencil Rolle, Brenda and Winston

: Moss, Essen Jackson, TG and Jepther, Qubell Minns, Charles
and Hillard Minns, Bessie Curtis, Mar gret, Marge and Harriet
Carolyn and Brian, Venera, Albertha, Juvette, Laverne, Harry :
: Smith, Vervelee Smith, Millie Smith, Simeon Smith, Sylvia
| Jones, Freddie and Arthur Minns, Marsha and Evelina Minns,
: George, Wendell, Michael and Thomas Minns, Cleo, Sparkie
Home, Market Street, from 3:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and |
: Verginia Albury, Nerva Reckley, Tasha McKenzie, Andrea
: Sands, Sandra Butler, Sherman Davis and Don Rolle; other
: relatives and friends including, Gertrude Clarke and family,
: Sister Ingraham and family, Isaac Hepburn, the Lloyd family,
~ : the Rolle and Smith families; special friend, Rosemary Swain,
: Janet King, Pandora and Yvonne Bannister, Louise and Michael
: Young, Stephanie Storr and family, Abraham Rolle and family,

held at First Baptist Church, Market Street South and Coconut": Dianne Kemp and family, Maudline Josey and family, Simeon

Grove Ave. on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. ? Patton and family, the Thurston and Curry families.

Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by other ministers. Interment follows :

Joanna, Obrien, Leonard Jr.,
Abraham, Shacanna, Trinity,
Essence, Kassidy, Justin, Tatianna, Bertrum Jr.; daughters-in-
Rhodriquez, Merline Smith of Harts, Exuma and Dianne |

Carl Minns of Nassau; 2 brothers-in-law, Gladstone Rolle of
Farmers Hill, Exuma and John Malone of California; 3 sisters-

in-law, Chandra Minns and Vanessa Ferguson; grand sons-in-
law, Robert Rahming and Dudley Symonette; numerous nieces
and nephews including, Agnes Ferguson, Maxine Curling,
Patrice and Earnest Minns, Leanna Newbold, Reg Smith,

Carolyn Johnson, Fred Smith, John Rhodriquez, Enith
Deleveaux, Shurman Rhodriquez, Thomas Smith, Cedric Curry,

Dean, Carl Davis, Jennymae Ferguson. Audrey ‘Bullard, Judy

and Leon Minns, Reuben and Phil Wallace; step children,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
: Home, Market Street,from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and
: on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR





Prescola Louise Rolle, 49

Rolle; 2 daughters, Cutell and
Natassia Rolle; 1 son, Natico Rolle;



Care Unit.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,



a resident of South Beach will be :
held at Abundant Life Bible Church, :
Abundant Life Road, on Saturday at :
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. |
| Edward F: Allen. Interment follows :
| in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. :

|’ Prescola's radiant smile and |
| friendliness will forever glow in the :
y hearts of her husband, Edwin R. :

mother, Henrietta Farquharson;
sisters, Elizabeth Woodside, Cecelia :
Brown and Patrice Edgecombe; brothers, Edward, Dion and Pastor :
Silvan Farquharson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Farquharson, Sylvia :
Bethel, Beatrice Adderley and Margaret Rolle; brothers-in-law, :
Bill Hanna, George, Howard and Fletcher Rolle; adopted sisters, :
Altamese Harris, Paula Williams and Sabrina Saunders; step- ;
daughter, Idamae Williams; nieces, Latoya, Nashika and Deandra :
Woodside, Dakeishlyn Hanna, Shaquel, Sabriya, Francine :
Farquharson, Andrenece Edgecombe, Donna Ferguson, Wendy :

Li i trici Id ia M , W/Sgt. :
yee ee Syl, Coys : in-law, Basil Rolle, Norman, Calvin and Isaac Dean Jr. of Arthurs
Jarslyn and Sharnick Rolle and Sharon Mattile; nephews, Lavardo
Greene, Javon Woodside, Devon, Silvan Jr., Simeon and Samuel ;
Farquharson, Benjamin Scott, Nathan Pearson, Earnest Tynes, : .~. : ; ;
Phillip bad para Hanna, Anthony, Keith, Kevin, Andrew, Miller, Desrean, Patrice, Linda and Karen Rolle, Lynette Lewis,
Harold, Elvis, Beecher, Craig and Ryan Rolle; grand nephews :
and Raynor Davis, Levonte Hanna and Derick Russell Jr.; aunts, :
Sarah Duncanson, Carolie Wilson and Emerita Davis; uncle, ; : : E : :
Emmanuel Johnson; 40 grand nieces and nephews; other family : Melony, Patrice and Nikera Dean, Denise Austin and Sophia
and friends including, Gloria Lewis and family, Samuel and Leon :
Anderson and family, Charles Newry and family, Sheila Rolle :
+ and family, Joyann Gibson and family, Sylvia Rolle and family, :

Joan Mackey, Cher Black and family, Shantell Rolle and family, and Charles Miller, Ronald Dean of Arthurs Town, Cat Island,

Mariam Hutchinson and family, Heather Armbrister and family, : Cola i, iets ant Nese ai eat eee Vere ane oon on ae
Dr. Edward Allen and family, Apostle J. Rodney Roberts and :
family, Pastor Fredricka Minus and family, Minister Sarah Ferguson :
and family, Constance Richards and family, Virginia Gray and :
family, Deaconess Rowena Albury, Mother Cora Rahming and !
family, Louise Rolle and family, Thelma Rahming and family, :
Emma and family, sister Hanna and family, Abundant Life Church, : ss = :
Five Porches Deliverance Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Judicial : commmmnity ne at Toland soutien’ Cure e ros elu ane

staff, the Fire Branch RBDF and the Doctors and Staff of Intensive : .
: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

: from 9:00-12:00 d at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday : See ee F ;

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. :



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Harry Solomon Rolle, 57

a. resident of #8 Bamboo Cres, Golden
Gates #1 and formerly of Orange
Creek, Cat Island; will be held at
Southland Cathedral Church of God,
Soldier Road, on Saturda,’ at 2:00
p.m. Officiating will be Senior Pastor
Bishop Teuton Stubbs, assisted by
Pastor Bishop Dr. J.J. Stubbs and
Senior Assistant Pastors. Interment
s follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

* Left to cherish his memory are his
wife, Corene Rolle; mother-in-law,
Cecelia Dean of Arthur's Town, Cat Island; 3 sons, Police Sargeant
2091 Anthony Rolle, Harry Jr., and Orson Rolle; 2 daughters-in-
law, Patrice and Abigail Rolle; 6 grandsons, Andrico, Donovan,
Harry II, Roshard and Orson Jr.; 5 grand daughters, Atalia, Christin,
Anthonicia, Pat iqua and Orsonique Rolle; 4 brothers, Calvin
Spence Sr., Frank, George and Reevis Rolle; 2 sisters, Ethlyn Rolle
and Fadora Miller; 7 sisters-in-law, Dotlene and Shirla Rolle, Shirla
Spence, Beryl Simmons of Grand Bahama, Flora Dean and Marina
Charlton of Arthurs Town, Cat Island and Wardell Dean; 5 brothers-

Town, Cat Island and Waeney Simmons of Grand Bahama;
numerous nieces including, Janet Butler, Henrietta Richardson,
Karo Forbes, Andrea Hepburn, Sharon and Angela Fowler, Gercle

Kimberley Johnson of Miami, Fla., Mandy Dean of Arthurs Town,
Cat Island, Shannon Roberts, Michelle Jones and Monique Thurston
of Grand Bahama, Karen Bell, Steraka Spence, Navrel Watkins,

Marshall; numerous nephews including, Police Inspector Kenton

Rolle, Patrick, Haven, Julian, Corey, Donald and George Rolle Jr.,
Fritz and Calvin Spence Jr., David and Alexander Fowler, Keith

of Grand Bahama; grand nieces, Penny, Kaynell, Lakera, Waynedell,

Angelique and Terricita; grand nephews, Darvin, Anthonio, Ruben

Jr., Ross, Astolin, Adriel, Tino, Shonari, Anthony Jr., ; Alimar, Jerry,
D'costa and Rashad; other relatives and friends including, Helena
Stubbs, Sutherland Black, Valentino Sears, Ray Minnus Sr., Route
#16A Bus Drivers, the community of Golden Gates #1, The Lot

the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church family.

service time.



Chbb &é



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Castell Dolerk Wallace, 66

a resident of Button Street,





and Spikenard Roads.

Memory will linger in the hearts of his five brothers |
Samuel, Fredrick, Nelson, Harry and Foster Wallace; :
2 sisters, Roslyn and Maxine; 3 sisters-in-law,
Loretta and Fredricka Wallace and Cynthia Brown, |
a brother-in-law, Peter Wallace; 14 nieces, Paul and |
Monique Wallace, Joann Johnson, Rebecca Moss,
: Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Wallace, Janet Hanna, Ashtoretha Farrington (Pinky) | |
_ Left to cherish her memory are her adopted daughter,
| Janet Kelly, TCN; Son-in-law: John Kelly; 3 grand
' children, John Kelly, Jr., Jonetria (Janae) Kelly and
Wesley, Morgan, Clement, Jamal, and Meiko |
Wallace; 47 grandnieces and nephews, Faith |
Dorsett, Genette Gardiner, Ginger Lakes, Dellarece
Frazer, Bernadette Davis;
| Superintendent of Police Richard Gardiner, Nelson,
_ Lloyd, Daniel and Eric Gardiner, Timothy Pratt;
_ other relatives and friends, Deacon Lawrence Butler,
- Joanna Butler, Edward Smith, the community of
_ Simms, Long Island, the community of Laurel
| Street, Pinewood Gardens, Theresa McKenzie of

Portia Smith, Emily Louicmable, Lee Bodie, Rose

Christine Major, Malika Wallace, Therese Rolle,
Sonice Wallace; 12 nephews, Carl Ferguson,
Vincent, Anthony, Philip, Stanley Jamouir, Oliver,

Morrison, Tracy Morrison, Devon and Devron
Patterson, Henthley, Lynden, Lydisha, Lorenzo,
Francine, Genis, Coria, Corinique, Victor, Michelle,
Ebony, Dominiqua, Stanley Jr. Aston, Deangelo,
Jamal, Floyd, Floyreuda, Floydle, James, Jr. Roshan,
Reshan, Petra, Hilton, Steven Fabulous, Bernadette,
Ricardo, Henry, Michelle, Shamikir, Richard, Jarnell,
Vernell, Petra, Devone, Lynell, Travese, Erica,

Tio,ltalia, Zacchues, Trevall, and Crystal, and a |
host of other relative and friends including, The |
Hepburn family, Murphy family, Edgecombe family, |
- Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1:00 p.m.-6:00
_ p.m. on Wednesday and on Thursday at the church
| and family, Zarro Prince Stubbs and family, Mason's |
Addition and McCullough Corner Community, |

Lockhart family, Letitis Johnson and family,
Maycock family, Simmons family, Lovell Seymour

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR.



: Centreville Constituency.

_ Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3.00 p.m.-6.00 -
’ : p.m. on Friday and on Saturday. at the church from |
Pinewood Gardens, will be | | :
held at East Street Gospel |
Chapel, #83 East Street |
North, on Saturday at 11:00 |
a.m. Officiating will be |
Senior Pastor Tom Roberts, |
assisted by Pastor Dr. James |
Shearer. Interment follows in |
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen |

10:00 a.m. until service time.

Eliza Butler, 91



| aresident of Mary Ingraham
|Home, and formerly of
| O'Neils, Long Island, will
| be held at All Saints
| Anglican Church, All Saints
| Way, Joan's Height, South |
| Beach on Thursday at 9:30
a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell,
) assisted by Rev. Fr. Carlton
Turner. Interment follows in

Jahboa Kelly; sister-in- law, Viola Gardiner; nieces,
Rozena Deal, Joyce Bonaby, Helen Adderley, Synida

nephews, Chief

Long Island, Francis McPhee, Delores Pratt, the
Staff of Mary Ingraham Senior Citizens Home.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's

from 8:30 a.m. until service time.

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‘God Is Not Great: How
Religion Poisons Everything’

Atheist writer’s book reaching top of the bestseller list

@ By RACHEL ZOLL
AP Religion Writer

(AP) — The time for polite debate
is over. Militant, atheist writers are
making an all-out assault on religious
faith and reaching the top of the best-
seller list, a sign of widespread
resentment over the influence of reli-
gion in the world among non-believ-
ers.

Christopher Hitchens' book, "God
Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons
Everything," has sold briskly ever
since it was published last month,
and his debates with clergy are draw-
ing crowds at every stop.

Sam Harris was a little-known
graduate student until he wrote the
phenomenally successful "The End
of Faith" and its follow-up, "Letter
to a Christian Nation." Richard
Dawkins' "The God Delusion" and
Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the
Spell: Religion as a Natural
Phenomenon" struck similar themes
- and sold.

"There is something like a change
in the Zeitgeist," Hitchens said, not-
ing that sales of his latest book far
outnumber those for his earlier work
that had challenged faith.

"There are a lot of people, in this
country in particular, who are fed up
with endless lectures by bogus clerics
and endless bullying."

Richard Mouw, president of Fuller
Theological Seminary, a prominent
evangelical school in Pasadena,
California, said the books’ success
reflect a new vehemence in the athe-
ist critique.

"I don't believe in conspiracy theo-
ries," Mouw said, "but it's almost like
they all had a meeting and said,
‘Let's counter-attack.'"

The war metaphor is apt. The writ-
ers see themselves in a battle for rea-
son in a world crippled by supersti-
tion. In their view, Muslim extrem-
ists, Jewish settlers and Christian
right activists are from the same
mould, using fairy tales posing as
divine scripture to justify their lust

@ CHRISTOPHER Hitchens speaks
policies of the United States and Britain, in this September 14, 2005, file
photo, in New York. Christopher Hitchens’ book, “God Is Not Great: How
Religion Poisons Everything,” climbed to the best-seller lists soon after it was
published last month, and his debates with clergy are drawing crowds at every
stop. :

for power. Bad behaviour in the
name of religion is behind some of
the most dangerous global conflicts
and the terrorist attacks in the US,
London and Madrid, the atheists say.

As Hitchens puts it: "Religion
kills."

The Rev Douglas Wilson, senior
fellow in theology at New Saint
Andrew’s College, a Christian school
in Moscow, Idaho, sees the books as
a sign of secular panic. Non-believers
are finally realising that, contrary to
what they were taught in college,
faith is not dead, he says.

Signs of believers' political and cul-
tural might abound.

Religious challenges to teaching
evolution are still having an impact,
80 years after the infamous Scopes
"Monkey" trial. The dramatic
growth in homeschooling and private
Christian schools is raising questions
about the future of public education.
Religious leaders have succeeded in



during a debate on Iraq and the foreign

(AP Photo: Chad Rachman)

putting some limits on stem-cell
research.

And the recent US Supreme Court
decision upholding a national ban on
a procedure critics call "partial-birth
abortion" - the first federal curbs on
an abortion procedure in a genera-
tion - came after decades of religious
lobbying for conservative justices.

"It sort of dawned on the secular
establishment that they might lose
here," said Wilson, who is debating
Hitchens on christianitytoday.com
and has written the book "Letter
from a Christian Citizen" in response
to Harris. "All of this is happening
precisely because there's a significant
force that they have to deal with."

Indeed, believers far outmumber
non-believers in America. In an 2005
AP-Ipsos poll on religion, only two
per cent of US respondents said they
did not believe in God. Other sur-
veys concluded that 14 per cent of
Americans consider themselves secu-

lar, a term that can include believers
who say they have no religion.

Some say liberal outrage over the
policies of President Bush is partly
fuelling sales. even though Hitchens
famously supported the invasion of
Iraq.

To those Americans, the nation's
born-again president is the No | rep-
resentative of the religious right
activists who helped put him in
office. Bush's critics see his Christian
faith behind some of his worst deci-
sions and his stubborn defence of the
war in Iraq.

"There is this general sense that
evangelicals have really gained a lot
of power in the United States and the
Bush administration seems to repre-
sent that in some significant ways,"
said Christian Smith, a sociologist of
religion at the University of Notre
Dame. "A certain group of people
sees it that way and that's really dis-
turbing."

Mouw said conservative Christians
are partly to blame for the backlash.
The rhetoric of some evangelical
leaders has been so strident, they
have invited the rebuke, the semi-
nary president said.

"We have done a terrible job of
presenting our perspective as a plau-
sible world view that has implications
for public life and for education, pre-
senting that in a way that is sensitive
to the concerns of people who may
disagree," he said. "Whatever may
be wrong with Christopher Hitchens’
attacks on religious leaders, we have
certainly already matched it in our
attacks."

Given the popularity of the anti-
religion books so far, publishers are
expected to roll out even more in the
future. Lynn Garrett, senior religion
editor for Publishers Weekly, says
religion has been one of the fastest-
growing categories in publishing in
the last 15 years, and the rise of
books by atheists is "the flip-side of
that."

"Tt was just the time," she said, "for
the atheists to take the gloves off."

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Pope meets parents of —
missing British girl

@ By DANIELA PETROFF
Associated Press Writer



VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI
held the hands of the parents of four-year-old
Madeleine McCann on Wednesday, blessing them
and a photo of the girl as they asked for prayers
for their daughter who disappeared while on a
family vacation in Portugal.

The pope spoke with the parents, each dressed
in dark suits, as he greeted dignitaries seated in
the front .ow during his weekly general audience
in St Peter’s Square.

~He was very kind, very sincere,” Kate McCann
told a news conference. She said Benedict assured
them that he would “continue to pray for
Madeleine's safe return.”

~[t was more personal than I ever could have
imagined.” said Gerry McCann. adding that
Benedict immediately recognized Madeleine's
photograph.

~His touch and thoughts and words were more
tender than we could have hoped and that will
sustain us during this most difficult time.” he said.

The Vatican had readily accepted the British
couple's request to meet with the pope, as they
press their campaign to publicize their daughter's
disappearance. Devout Catholics. they recently
prayed at the pilgrimage site in Fatima, Portugal.
for her safe return.

The couple also outlined plans in the hunt for
their daughter, saying they would travel to Spain,
Germany and the Netherlands — countries that
send many tourists to the vacation area in
Portugal. :

Gerry McCann brought a poster of his missing
daughter, which has been widely distributed, to
the news conference at the residence of the
British ambassador to the Vatican. He said the
family was asking people going on holiday to put
up the posters to further publicize the disappear-
ance,

He said he was grateful for the outpouring of
solidarity. “One evil act seems to be generating so
much good,” he said.

“Obviously we have very mixed emotions about
being here, and of course why we are here,” Gerry
McCann said as he arrived in St Peter’s Square.
“In normal circumstances it would be one of the
most exciting things we could do in our own life-
times, but very much on our minds is the fact that
we are here without Madeleine.”

A Vatican spokesman, the Rev Ciro
Benedettini, said British Cardinal Cormac
Murphy-O’Connor had requested the McCanns’









@ IN this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI bless-
es a photograph of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann as her mother Kate McCann (right), touch-
es his hands during his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 30,
2007. The pope spoke a few words with the parents, and blessed them and the photograph as he greeted
dignitaries in the front row during his audience. Madeleine went missing on May 3, 2007 while vacation-
ing with her family in Portugal.

(AP Photo: L’Osservatore Romano)

meeting with the pope.

“We are talking about a family drama that has
touched world public opinion. It could not but
touch the Holy Father, especially since these peo-
ple are Catholics,” Benedettini said.

“The Holy Father is considered the father of all,
therefore he was personally touched as a father.”



the spokesman said.

Madeleine McCann disappeared May 3 when
her parents left her and her two-year-old twin sib-
lings alone in their hotel room while they went to
a restaurant in their hotel complex in Praia da
Luz, a resort town in Portugal’s Algarve region.
Gerry and Kate McCann have said they won't

return to Britain without their daughter.

Kate McCann is traveling with a pink stuffed
animal — Cuddle Cat — that her daughter took to
bed with her every night.

“We have no plans to go back to the UK at the
moment. J can’t even think about that now, to be
honest.” she said.
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Roman Catholic Church —
isn’t responsible if individual
priests commit sexual abuse

ROME (AP) — The Roman
Catholic Church is not responsible if
individual priests commit sexual
abuse, a senior official of the influen-
tial Italian bishops’ conference said
Tuesday.

In sharp contrast to the Catholic

.Church in the United States, the
church in Italy has been largely
unscathed by clergy sex abuse cases,
although there have been some iso-
lated allegations.

"The church cannot be guilty of a
crime committed by an individual,"
Monsignor Giuseppe Betori, secre-
tary-general of the Italian bishops’
conference, told reporters during a
meeting of the nation's bishops in
Rome.

"It's not the diocese who reimburs-
es the victim, it is the priest who pays
damages for an act," Betori said.

A priest in Sicily was recently sen-
tenced in a plea bargain to 2 1/2 years
in prison for sexual abuse of a young
former seminarian, according to
Italian media.

The local diocese paid damages to
the young man, but terms of the set-

‘tlement were kept secret as part of an
agreement between both sides, the
Italian media said.

Originally, the diocese in Sicily had
sought damages from the victim,
claiming the victim had hurt the local
church's image and prestige, the
Italian news agency AGI reported.

Betori insisted, however, that the
church "isn't distant from victims and
their families, and does not stand still
in terms of prevention of such grave
crimes."

In the United States, settlements
with victims and other abuse-related
expenses have cost dioceses more
than $1.5 billion since 1950, accord-
ing to public reports and studies com-
missioned by the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops.

Rev Bob Edgar named head

of national advocacy group

NEW YORK (AP) — The outgo-
ing leader of the National Council of

Churches, the Rev. Bob Edgar, has.

been named head of Common
Cause, a national advocacy group
based in Washington.

Edgar, 63, had said in October that
he would not seek a third term as
general secretary of the ecumenical
and humanitarian group, which rep-
resents mainline Protestants,
Orthodox and Anglican churches
with millions of members.

Governing

The national governing board of
Common Cause announced Tuesday
it had elected Edgar president and
chief executive officer, to succeed
Chellie Pingree, who stepped down
in February.

. Edgar is a former Democratic con-
gressman who represented the 7th
Congressional District of
Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1987.

He served for 10 years as president
of the Claremont School of Theology
in Southern California before taking
the top post at the National Council
of Churches in 2000, where he led a
successful effort to resolve a financial
crisis at the organization.

Edgar has served on Common
Cause's national governing board
since 2005. As CEO of the group, he
will oversee advocacy for campaign
finance and election reform, among
other activities.

Edgar is working with both groups
to plan the transition to this new job.
The church council's governing
board has appointed a search com-
mittee to name Edgar's successor as
general secretary.

Survey: Catholic awareness of

child protection plan low

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Most U.S.
Roman Catholics are not aware of
the child protection policies enacted
in their dioceses in response to the
clergy sex abuse crisis, a new survey
has found.

About 45 percent of respondents
knew that dioceses were expected to
report abuse claims to civil authori-
ties and knew that dioceses were sup-

posed to bar credibly accused priests
from any church work, according to
the poll conducted for the Center for
Applied Research in the Apostolate.

But only one-third of respondents
knew that their dioceses . were
required to provide counseling and
other support to victims, and only 15
percent knew that dioceses were
reporting annually to the USS.
Conference of Catholic Bishops on
their adherence to the policies.

American bishops adopted the
reforms five years ago in Dallas
under enormous public pressure. The
abuse crisis erupted in 2002 over the
case of one predatory priest in the
Archdiocese of Boston and spread to
every U.S. diocese and beyond.

In the CARA poll, about 60 per-
cent of respondents said they were
now "somewhat" or "very" satisfied
with the leadership of the USS.
church in general.

The survey of 1,048 self-identified
adult Catholics was conducted Feb.
21 to March 5 and has a margin of
error of plus or minus 3 percentage
points.

Southern Baptist mission agency

softens prayer policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The
Southern Baptist International
Mission Board has taken a small step
back from its controversial ban on
appointing missionaries who use a
"private prayer language," or speak
in tongues in private.

Mission board trustees, meeting
May 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo., voted
overwhelmingly to turn the policies
into guidelines instead.

The board is still discouraging the
use of private prayer language, but
an attorney for the agency, Matt
Bristol, said adopting the term
"guideline" means that the provi-
sions "will be applied with a degree
of flexibility" considering the circum-
stances of each candidate.

The trustees had adopted the poli-
cy in November 2005 out of concern
about the growing popularity of
Pentecostal practices, including glos-

solalia, by Christians overseas and at
home.

Baptists and other Christians dis-
agree over whether "baptism in the
Holy Spirit," accompanied by speak-
ing in tongues, ended with the apos-
tolic period or continues today.

Still, some Southern Baptist lead-
ers had protested the mission board's
policy, saying the use of private
prayer language should not be a test
for potential missionaries.
Previously, missionaries had been
barred from speaking in tongues
publicly, but their private prayer was
not monitored.

U.N. allows Serb Orthodox church

in Kosovo to build protective wall

PRISTINA, Serbia (AP) _ The
United Nations mission in Kosovo
has ruled that Serbian Orthodox offi-
cials can continue building a protec-
tive wall around a church that serves
as its local seat.

The executive order, issued by
Kosovo's top U.N. official Joachim
Ruecker, overturned a decision by
local officials in the western town of
Pec. It will stay in force until the dis-
putes are resolved, said U.N.
spokesman Alexander Ivanko.

The Patriarchate of Pec claims it
needs the wall to protect the church,
as well as the nuns and monks inside,
located in an ethnic Albanian area.

Kosovo was the seat of the
medieval Serbian state and the
Serbian Orthodox Church. The Serbs
cherish it as the cra