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@ By PAUL TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

A POLICE officer is to be
stripped of his uniform and
suspended for his involvement
in a case where a known drug
dealer was allowed to walk
free, The Tribune has learned.

Last night a senior police
officer said that the matter
was “raw born corruption” in
its purest form.

It is not known how much

‘money might have been
exchanged during the alleged
bribe; however as.a result of
the initial investigation
launched, a number of other
matters have been uncovered
and are currently being inves-
tigated by the Complaints and
Corruption Unit.

This case was the catalyst

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that brought about the sus-
pension of a police prosecutor
and a magistrate, pending
bribery investigations that
The Tribune reported yester-
day.

The suspension of the mag-
istrate in particular, it was
claimed, was accomplished
after a complaint was lodged
against the magistrate and the
prosecutor, by another mag-
istrate.

Reportedly police officials
were extremely disappointed
that charges against a known
drug dealer were withdrawn
by the prosecutor. Allegedly,
more “serious” charges, other
than the ones on which the
drug dealer and other persons
were being held, were expect-

SEE page 10

Symonette: relations with
US better under the FNM

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

RELATIONS between the Bahamas and the United States
are better under the FNM government than they were under the
previous PLP administration, Deputy Prime Minister and Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette said yesterday.

The former government came under fire several times from
the FNM and other political observers, who claimed that some
of the PLP’s actions were detrimental to US/Bahamas rela-

tions.

The PLP in the past were criticised for opening a Bahamian
embassy in Cuba, of taking too long to surrender two Cuban
dentists to the US, as well as dragging out the extradition of sus-
pected drug lord Samuel “Ninety” Knowles to Florida.

In a press conference held yesterday morning at the House of

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Police suspect
PLP fire could
have been caused
by electrical fault

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are “leaning
towards” the conclusion that
the fire at PLP headquarters
on Saturday was caused by
an electrical fault, however
the file on the matter is cer-
tainly not closed.

This was the statement
made as a second fire erupt-
ed yesterday morning in the
same part of the building
where Saturday’s fire origi-
nated — the roof over the
front entrance — leaving
Gambier House in an even
sadder state.

“At 9.22am we received
information that a small fire
had reignited here at the
Progressive Liberal Party
headquarters. One unit
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SEE page 10



No move yet
towards possible
downgrading of

embassy in Cuba

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE has been no move
yet towards a possible down-
grade of the Bahamas
Embassy in Cuba, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette confirmed yester-
day.

Despite Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham’s statement
last year that the Bahamas
Embassy in Cuba would
immediately be “downgrad-
ed” to a consulate office if the
FNM came to office, no deci-
sions have been made in that
direction as yet.

At a press conference held
yesterday at the House of
Assembly, Mr Symonette said

SEE page 10

@ By ALISON LOWE
* Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE unexpectedly
uncovered yesterday the vic-
tims of what is believed to
have been a grizzly double-
murder on a remote farm at
the end of a dirt track leading
from Cowpen Road.

A day of unpleasant discov-
eries began when a farmer
alerted police to the body of a
"partially clothed" woman at
around 8am — bound with a
sheet and with bruises on her
face. She was found in a truck,
tipped on its side in the shal-
low waters of a large pond at
the end of the farm. Her body
was submerged.

Hours later, as searches of -

the area continued, press were
called back to the scene after a
police dog detected the bru-
tally stabbed body of a male,
considered by police to have
been in his forties, lying in
another farm storehouse hun-
dreds of feet away.

An intensive police investi-
gation has now been launched.

Police described the female
victim as of "dark complex-
ion", with a “low” haircut and
wearing "black floral
trousers." Suspicions were
raised by the fact that she was
mysteriously bound tightly
"under her armpits" with a
sheet.

Her face was bruised,
although Asst Supt Walter
Evans noted in the first press
briefing that authorities would
have to ascertain whether
these injuries were the result
of an attack, or trauma sus-
tained when the vehicle over-
turned. There were no other
obvious signs of trauma.

According to police, the
dead male fitted the descrip-
tion of a man described earli-
er by the owner of the farm
— who declined to be named
— as a resident of a small
wooden house located near
the pond where the woman’s
body was found.

It was his gold and bur-

gundy coloured GMC truck .

which was found with the first
victim’s body inside, said the
farm owner.

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the male — who had been
stabbed multiple times in his
chest, and who was clothed in
green sweatsuit pants and a
brown t-shirt — was murdered
elsewhere and his body later
deposited at that location.
The owner of the farm said
he had rented the wooden
house, surrounded by fields of

banana trees and okra plants,
to his “rasta” neighbour for
about four years, and added
that "until now, all had gone
smooth.”

Police have not yet deter-
mined the indentities of either
victim and have called on any-

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Affairs’ new Permanent Sec-
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day explained that the dec-
laration sets out the “wishes
and hopes of the (OAS For-
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to sustainable development
and energy.”

“What it is trying to do is
to encourage governments to
develop alternate sources of
energy and also the rational
use of existing sources of
energy, fossil fuels, etc,” she
said.

Ms Carey, accompanied
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette to the 37th

General Assembly of the
OAS in Panama City, Pana-
ma, last week.

The three-day conference,
opened by OAS Secretary
General José Miguel Insulza
and Panamanian President
Martin Torrijos, brought
together Ministers of Foreign
Affairs of 34 countries and
focused on energy for sus-
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The draft Declaration of
Panama served as the basis
for talks among the foreign
ministers, and recognises that
“energy is an essential
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Speaking at a press con-
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the Bahamas reduce its
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Among the other topics
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and anti-terrorism initiatives,
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he met with a number of
Foreign Affairs Ministers
from the region and had
interesting talks with the
ministers from Haiti and
Canada, regarding the

Bahamas’ relations with
those countries.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 3







In brief

American
is charged
with rape
of woman

AN American man accused
of raping a woman this week
was arraigned in Magistrate's
court on a rape charge yester-
day.

Court dockets indicate that
the accused, Scott Lago,19,
committed the offense of rape
on Tuesday June 5 2007 while at
New Providence. Lago
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One Bank Lane yesterday.
Inspector Don Bannister was
the prosecutor. Attorney Ian
Cargill represented Lago. The
accused was not required to
plead to the rape charge and
was granted cash bail in the sum
of $15,000. The case has been
adjourned to October 5 2007
which is when a trial is expected
to commence.

Three are
to be tried
for murder
of Carey

A date was set yesterday for
the commencement of a trial
into the death of local busi-
nessman Keith Carey who was
gunned down outside a bank in
2006.

Sean Brown, 29, Jamal Glin-
ton, 25, and Vaughn Carey, 32,
and are expected to stand trial
on March 24 2008. The accused
men were informed of their tri-
al date yesterday when they
appeared before Supreme
Court justice Jon Isaacs.

Keith Carey, who was the
owner of the Faith Avenue and

Carmichael Road Esso 'On the °

Run' gas station was 41 at the
time of his death. Reports sug-
gest that he was followed from
his service station on
Carmichael Road on February
27. According to police reports,
Carey was about to enter the
Bank of The Bahamas on
Tonique Williams-Darling high-
way to reportedly make a
deposit when a white Nissan
Maxima pulled up and a
masked gunman emerged and
opened fire on him. Carey later
succumb to his injuries. Attor-
neys Craig Butler and Devard
Francis are representing Glin-
ton and Carey is being repre-
sented by attorney Roger
Gomez Jr. Murder accused
Sean Brown indicated to Jus-
tice Isaacs yesterday that he
could not afford an attorney
and required the court's assis-
tance in that regard.

JFK suspect
admits to
mental
problems

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THE alleged mastermind of a
terror plot against John F
Kennedy International Airport
gained a brief flash of notori-
ety in his native Guyana four
years ago, describing himself as
mentally disturbed after unwit-
tingly carrying cocaine in his
baggage on a trip to New York.

Russell Defreitas was fea-
tured in Guyanese news broad-
casts in May 2003 as he waged a
one-man demonstration outside
an airline he blamed for allow-
ing six packets of cocaine to be
placed in his luggage. He dis-
covered the drugs after passing
through customs, turned it over
to US authorities, and was not
arrested because they believed
it was planted, he said.

But the experience left him
in mental anguish and fear of
retribution from the traffickers
who tried to use his baggage to
smuggle the drugs, Defreitas
said — so much so that he sued
the airline, demanding com-
pensation.

The four-year-old interview
has been rebroadcast repeated-
ly this week in Guyana as peo-
ple in the South American
country puzzle over how their
native son could have organized
a plot with three other men to
blow up the airport’s fuel lines.

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for islands meets criticism

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporters

ALFRED Gray criticised
the slashing of $109,500 from
the Acklins local government
capital expenditure budget for
the coming fiscal year.

In his contribution to the
Budget debate yesterday in the
House, Mr Gray said that
instead of giving funds to
needy islands such as Acklins,
increased local government
funds have been allocated by
the new government to islands
that are more financially self-
sufficient.

As an example of this, Mr
Gray quoted the allocations
for East End, Grand Bahama
and Eight Mile Rock which
were given capital expenditure
increases of $23,500 and
$86,000 respectively.

“Those people have jobs,”
Mr Gray said, adding that
when he was minister he
attempted to ensure that “the
poorer islands by percentage

got much more than the richer
islands.”

Mr Gary also critcised the
allocations given to Marsh
Harbour and Long island as
disproportionate when con-
sidering the needs of poorer
islands such as the ones in his
constituency.

Marsh Harbour’s recurrent
expenditure allocation was
increased by $434,500 while
Long Island’s was increased by
$207,500 — though for this
island, the capital expenditure
allocation shrunk by $84,700.

Mr Gray said that if an area
such as this is in need “don’t
take away from Acklins to give
to Marsh Harbour. That would
not be right.”

Mr Gray also critcised FNM
Vice-Chairman Johnley Fer-
guson for his comments on the
review of the contract for the
school in Salina Point, Ack-
lins.

Mr Ferguson critcised the
cost of the school, which he
said had a value of more than

$3 million for just over 30 stu-
dents leading to an average
cost of nearly $80,000 per
child. Opposition Leader Per-
ry Christie challenged Mr Fer-
guson’s number stating the
building costs $2.8 million, and
that it is not only a school, but
also a hurricane shelter for the
entire community; along with
having a 400m track; sporting
facilities; and functioning as a
community centre.

Mr Gray charged that the
review of the contract for the
school is a “spiteful” act by the
FNM, as the area is a PLP
stronghold. He argued that
there is no price too high for
the children of his constituen-
cy and the contract needs to
be fulfilled.

B@ ALFRED Gray has
condemned the allocation
of funds to Acklins and
accused the FNM of being
“spiteful”

Additional funding for
computers welcomed

Pineridge MP, Kwasi
Thompson during his contri-
bution to the budget debate,
applauded the government for

roviding an additional
$250,000 for computerization
of primary schools.

He said he was also pleased
that this budget also set aside
$3.5 million for a special qual-
ity assurance programme in
the education sector whereby
participating public schools can
draw on funding to hold reme-
dial and special classes to
enable pupils to attain basic
educational standards.

“This budget keeps faith
with the people of Pineridge,
indeed the people of the
Bahamas when it comes to
education. This budget invests
in students, empowers teachers
and improves the educational
facilities in our country,” he
said.

The MP said that the per-
sons of his constituency were
deeply concerned in general
about the country’s youth.

“TI want to add to the cliché
to say that the youth are not
only our future but also our
present. I count it a privilege to
be able to articulate the con-
cerns of the youth of Piner-
idge, indeed the youth of this
country. They are concerned
about employment, assistance
with entrepreneurship, college
education, and sporting facili-
ties among other things,” he
said.

Mr Thompson pointed out
that when the Free National
Movement Government
implemented the Education
Loan Guarantee Programme
more than 2,000 young people

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“IT recently spoke with a moth-
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respect to this as her son is cur-
rently attending college under
this programme. She informed
me that she recalls initially
paying around $30 per month,
but recently pays almost $100
per month now. I was pleased
to inform her that we are
restoring the 50 per cent inter-
est rate subsidy and her pay-
ment is going to be reduced.”

He said young people want
to know that there will be
opportunities available for
them, that there will be assis-
tance for development.

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with a young man who wanted
to start a fishing business, he
required a loan for a small
boat of his own. He com-
plained that he could not meet
the requirements of the Devel-
opment Bank and honestly not
many young people can come
up with enough collateral to
qualify.

“This is only one example
of how our young people
become discouraged. I am so
pleased to inform the youth of
my constituency that our Gov-
ernment has allocated one mil-
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gramme where young people
will be given financial assis-
tance to purchase tools and/or
equipment to start their own
small business enterprises,” he
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Crime novelist stalked on the Internet

MASSACHUSETTS novelist Patricia Corn-
well is the first to say that life has been good to
her. From small-town beginnings in the moun-
tains of North Carolina, she has gained world
fame and wealth beyond her wildest dreams
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finds in Cornwell’s books is showing up in her
life. She moved three times in three years and
now lives near Boston, and she seldom leaves
the house without a bodyguard. “I’ve been
stalked before,” she said in an interview, “but I
never felt there were people who wanted to
harm me.”

For the past seven years, a man has been fill-
ing websites with a relentless stream of vitriolic
accusations against Cornwell: that she is a “Jew-
hater” who follows Hitler, bribes judges, is con-
spiring to have him killed, and is under federal
investigation. He has made no direct threats,
and for a long time Cornwell ignored him. Last
month she sued him for libel, hoping to shut him
down, and Tuesday a federal judge ordered
him to pull his attacks off the Internet.

Celebrities have been. criticized, harassed,
and harangued before. What is unusual about
this case is both the persistence of the person
behind the attacks and his use of the Internet,
which has allowed him to lash out at his target
from beyond the reach of the courts. The case
also highlights a dilemma of the Internet age:
how to defend against libel when the defamer
can so easily hide.

The story began in early 2000, when Cornwell
was living in Richmond, Va. She was about to
publish “The Last Precinct,” her 11th novel
about medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, when
she learned that Leslie R. Sachs, also of Rich-
mond, was putting stickers on his self-published
novel, “The Virginia Ghost Murders,” calling it
“The must-read gothic mystery that preceded
Patricia Cornwell’s newest bestseller.” In letters
to Cornwell’s publisher and agent, Sachs — after
reading promotional material for “The Last
Precinct” — accused her of “copying” his ideas
and alleged that she “appears to have made
use of my plot and storyline.” Cornwell sued
him for libel in federal court. US District Judge
Robert E. Payne ordered Sachs to remove the
stickers and stop using her name to promote his
book.

Sachs then started a campaign of attacks,
using various websites, against Cornwell and
those he accuses of conspiring with her against
him, including “the infamous rogue judge”
Payne, his own former lawyer, the Bush admin-
istration, the FBI, the media, unidentified thugs,

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US corporations, and the legal profession.

In his online autobiography, he says he fled to
Canada in 2004 to escape “the Patricia Cornwell
gang,” then settled in Brussels, where he says he
lives as “a refugee.” As recently as May 10, he
tried to write some of his charges into Corn-
well’s biography on Wikipedia. He has tried to
sell his own attack-filled biography of the writer
to publishers, then posted it’on the Internet.
In March he posted a statement that US Attor-
ney Patrick J. Fitzgerald is investigating Corn-
well for fraud, bribery, and extortion, with
indictments likely to follow.

Fitzgerald has said there is no such investi-
gation.

Cornwell is not so much afraid of Sachs him-
self but of others who might believe his accu-
sations and come after her, though that has not
occurred. During her interview with a Globe

* reporter at her lawyer’s office in Boston, a body-

guard waited outside the door.

Though his presence in Belgium is uncon-
firmed, Sachs responded readily to e-mails.
Asked why Patrick Fitzgerald had signed a let-
ter, filed with the Richmond court, saying Corn-
well “is not now, and has not been, a subject or
a target of any investigation” by his office, Sachs
denounced the US attorney as “a political guy
serving the US corporate rulers.” Asked a few
personal questions, he fired off several bitter
rants.

Cornwell has two high-powered libel lawyers
— James W. Morris 3d of Richmond and Joan A.
Lukey of Boston — and Sachs has none. Even so,
muzzling him may be a tall order. He disdains
the US legal system and was not represented in
the Richmond court. It is not clear how Judge
Norman K. Moon’s order could be enforced
abroad or on the Internet.

Lukey intends to take Moon’s order to Inter-
net service providers and search engines, and
ask them to put up a link, so a search that turns
up Sachs’s allegations will automatically lead
to the court order that found them to be false,
rather than try to get them to remove Sachs’s
pages from the search results. Already a Google
search using “Patricia Cornwell” turns up news
stories and blog comments reflecting her side of
the battle.

And she has millions of fans..One wrote, “I
hope that the pitiable and embarrassingly inad-
equate Leslie Sachs will be held fully account-
able for the damage he’s caused Patricia Corn-.
well.” Even if she can’t shut him up, she might
be able to drown him out.

(@ This article is by David Mehegan of the
Boston Globe — © 2007)



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EDITOR, The Tribune

‘“HOMEGOING Service for
'Eric“Muff” McGregor; Sunrise:
November 11, 1981, Sunset: May
18, 2006.”

This is without a doubt an all
too familiar story except, if you
were to consider that chrono-
logically this young man was
only 24 years of age. His true
name not used here.

I remember it like it was yes-
terday, a little baby boy saying
“Da Da, DA, DA” in front of
me and the other who under-
stands what has happened crying
his eyes out!

In fact he did not die by
God's hands who promises us
three score and ten years but by
the hands of a brutal, sadistic
ruthless and mostly selfish per-
son who does not see the error
in his ways. I know this because
he has not bothered to turn him-
self in. He perhaps claims to be a
big man who was in charge
because he was in possession of
a gun; a gun so powerful that I
can remember when I went to
see my brother at the funeral
home, he had a groove at the
top of his head which had been
as a result of a bullet passing by
to destroy his brain!

Perhaps, a reader might think
that this information is irrele-
vant but, when you consider that
May 18th is approaching, which
if you have done the math will
make one full year.and there
have been no obvious breaks in
the case, it should cause you to
think otherwise. In fact , I
remember the headline in the
papers only reminding my
father, stepmother, sisters,
brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles
and friends that their, son, broth-
er, friend, and nephew was sim-
ply.just another fatality. I say
this because I remember vividly
when, I read the papers that the
picture of the suspect was mere-
ly a headshot about the size of a
passport photo a few pages
before the end. This made me
feel like the suspect was not real-
ly supposed to be clearly seen
by the public, who could have
aided in his capture.

You want to hear another
shocking detail? Before the sus-
pect fled after shooting my
brother, he had a home being
built and since then the home
has allegedly been built. Now
just imagine that, you don't build
a home unless you plan to live in
it or sell it, and even so, wouldn't
that mean that someone active-
ly works for you and must be
getting paid some money?
Aren't houses supposed to be
inspected by officers of a partic-
ular ministry during certain
phases if this is the case?

I wonder, why hasn't there

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been any picture of this suspect
on the 'Most Wanted List',
which was just published about
two weeks ago when a suspect
on the run for three years was
just caught? The public have not
really had a chance to see this
suspect. I think you, the public,
have a right to know if this sus-
pect possibly standing behind
you on a line when you go to
pay your bills, or is walking by
the school that you children
attend, at a club where you go to
enjoy yourself, behind you at the
gas station when you're pumping
your gas, or maybe even behind
you at Wendy's or Kentucky!
Have you ever considered being
at the “Fish Fry” and someone
got really impatient and had.an
outburst? Now imagine this per-
son, only imagine this time with
a gun and only he attacks you
and shoots you because he could
intimidate you with a gun or
maybe even his conch salad was
n't just the way he likes it! |

If you feel that perhaps your
personal safety may be at risk
then do something about it.
Believe me, as long as a sus-
pected killer is on the 'prowl'
your safety is at risk. Intentional
killers are impulsive and do
things at whim. If you are a per-
son in the position to influence a
decision to report a suspect then
use that influence in the safest
possible way.

Several weeks ago, my step-
mother appeared on the talk
show “Immediate Response” to
discuss the gruesome way in
which her son was killed and
also that violence seems to be
taking this country by storm. I
stray for a bit to say that we have
not even lived five months in
this year and yet the fatalities
attributed to murder have
already escalated to an astound-
ing 30 persons.

How many more persons will
lose their lives to brutal violence
before something more is done?
Obviously what measures we are
employing now are simply just
not cutting it!

If a suspect can walk up to
another person that he doesn't
know and pull out a gun, then
shoot him at close range, so
much so that the bullet tears
through his arm, then through
his side to the point of deflating
his lungs and allowing him to
feel himself suffocating in his
own blood, what is our society
coming to? I don't write this to
make this appeal distasteful but
I want the public to just remem-
ber the last nightmare that you

up, roll out of bed, hug your
wife, mother, father, children,
and then call up your friends and
family members and make the
talk of your nightmare simply
just that 'A talk'. At least you
are able to remember it and then
forget it. Well, I can't say the
same for Eric 'Muff' McGregor.
You see, he saw his nightmare
coming, he lived it and then ‘it'
killed him!

Dear readers, our nightmares
have taken on a persona through
the form of suspects who gun
down innocent young men in
broad daylight while they go
about their daily chores and
helping out their family mem-
bers. I still do have one very
piercing question which bothers
me all the time, i.e., where are
all of these guns coming from?
Are the police too busy looking
for drugs that they are allowing
the 'Magnum 357's, 45's Mac
11's, Nine Mill Rugers, Nine Mill
Glocks, AK 47's and Nine Mill
380's to come to our streets.
These are but a few of the
‘Firearms and Ammo' on our |
streets today! I know that per-
sons concerned are working tire-
lessly, but is everyone concerned
doing their absolute best to curb
crime? Crime does concern all
of us.

It is wonderful to put a Band-
Aid on a cut but it would be
even better if the cut was pre-
vented in the first place! Even
when you think about it, a Band-
Aid cannot mend a fracture!

I close with this thought.
There are three young boys only
one of whom will ever remem-
ber his father.

The other two are too young
to understand what has hap-
pened. A mother still ponders
sorrowfully on if her son is there
or if he will come walking
through the door at any time. A
father is still in absolute shock
and numbness.

No matter how much time has
passed, you never get over losing
a son and no one, unless you
have gone through it under-
stands! I leave you with this
verse so that it tugs at your heart
enough for you to realize that
you too are a victim of violence
indirectly. The only thing is, it
probably just hasn't shocked you
enough yet.

YOU MUST DO SOME-
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“We say that the hour of death
cannot be forecast, but when we
say this we imagine that hour as
placed in an obscure and distant
future.”

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In brief

Cuban
Americans
captured by
Coast Guard

THREE Cuban-American
nationals were captured by
the Coast Guard cutter Boni-
to on Tuesday.

The Royal Bahamas
Defence Force said the
Cuban nationals, suspected
of illegal smuggling, were
found in the south-west
Bahamas, near Elbow Cay.

Bonito was acting accord-
ing to a bi-lateral agreement,
the Ship Riders’ Agreement,
which allows Coast Guard
vessels with Defence Force
operatives to conduct law
enforcement operations in
Bahamian territorial waters.

More Cubans were found
when a 32-foot speedboat
was searched in the Cay Sal
area. ;

The nationals were
believed to be planning to
sumuggle illegal migrants.

Date set for
Jackie
Moxey
murder trial

A DATE was set yester-
day forthe trial relating to
the death of local softball star
Jackie Moxey.

The trial is set to begin on
March 10, 2008. Moxey was
killed in October, 2005.

Reports say Moxey, 44,
died as a result of injuries
sustained in an altercation
with a man known to her.

Ian Hutchinson, 46, who
has been charged with her
murder, is being represent-
ed by attorneys Murrio
Ducille and Tamara Taylor.
Justice Jon Isaacs will pre-
side.

Father’s Day
lunch at
Christ the

King Church

A FATHER’S Day lunch
will be held by Christ the
King Anglican Church.

The Church would like to
encourage persons to come
out at lpm on June 17th for
“an afternoon of fellowship
and fun”.

The lunch will be held a
the parish hall, Ridgeland
Park West and there will be
verious door prizes.

For further information
call 328-0435.

Dominicans
arrested for
fishing in
exclusive zone
THE Defence Force

arrested 52 men aboard two
Dominican fishing vessels on

. Wednesday afternoon for

allegedly fishing in an exclu-
sive fishery zone in the
Bahamas.

The Ana Lisa, a 55-ft fish-
ing boat and the Orion One,
a 70-ft fishing vessel, were
intercepted just west of
Ragged Island with a quanti-
ty of fish and other marine
resources onboard.

According to RBDF
reports, as the patrol craft,
HMBS Yellow Elder, under
the command of Lieutenant
Commander Gregory Brown
approached the boats, the
crew started throwing their
catch overboard, before
being arrested by defence
force authorities.

The foreign vessels and
crew are expected to arrive in
Nassau at 10am today.

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Gray admits to handing out

contracts before election

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

ALFRED Gray, MP for
MICAL, has admitted issuing
numerous election time con-
tracts to MICAL constituents,
an accusation made against him
during the election by FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham.

However, Mr Gray argues
that these contracts were aimed
at providing relief to impover-
ished parts of the Bahamas,
rather than to improperly influ-
ence voters. -

Mr Gray passionately defend-
ed his record yesterday in the
House, countering claims by the
FNM on the campaign trail.

“The one thing they will find
is that I did not do anything
which did not benefit my peo-
ple,” he said.

“The talk about the jobs my
ministry gave near the election
— the ministry gave them on my
authorisation,” he added.

Mr Gray said that Morton
Salt was on the verge of “col-
lapse” at the time of the elec-
tion, with numerous people
being laid off, necessitating pub-
lic intervention.

“I approached the Cabinet.
And I got Cabinet approval to
hire short-term people through-
out the Bahamas, but more par-
ticularly in the MICAL con-
stituency.

“And so when you see these
two months, three months con-
tracts, it was a stop-gap mea-
sure approved by the Cabinet,”
he said.

“They can complain as much
as they like about me. I gave it,
and Lord if I come back, I’ll do

it again,” he said.

Mr Gray added that the small
contracts came either from the
request of local government
councils, or from his observa-
tions as he manoeuvred through
his constituency.

“As I drove through my con-
stituency I saw the need and,
since time was running out for
me, I said ‘let there be paint on
that school right there,” he said.

The granting of these con-
tracts was controversial during
the last election campaign. Mr
Ingraham lashed out at Mr
Gray in Crooked Island.

Mr Ingraham told supporters
in Cabbage Hill that it is
“unthinkable” that this type of
political influence still exists in
the Bahamas.

“Your MP, and the adminis-
tration which he is running in

this part of the Bahamas, is
worse than any place else I have
been in the country,” he said.

Investigation

The current prime minister,
at the same rally, issued a warn-
ing to those who received con-
tracts, also pledging that if he
won the election, he would call
an investigation into expendi-
ture of public funds in MICAL,
implying that Mr Gray needed
to be brought to account.

“If you have a service to per-
form, and they are paying you,
do the job. But if they are giving
you public money to vote for
them, and you are taking it, eat-
ing your mutton and shutting
your mouth, then you will have
to account, just like Alfred Gray

is going to account for this mon-
ey,” he said. ,

To this date, Mr Ingraham
has not publicly stated whether
he has begun such an investi-
gation.

However, Mr Gray boldly
declared that he makes “no
apologies” for his actions.

Sources indicated that in
some of these contracts, multi-
ple contractors were selected
to, for example, paint the out-
side of small buildings, while
several others were contracted
to do repair of maintenance
work on the inside.

In further defence of the con-
tracts he issued, Mr Gray said
that in 2002 the FNM hired 300
people days before the election,
attempting to parallel his behav-
iour with that of the second
Ingraham government.

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Environmentalist calls

for action to stop
culture of dumping

# By ASHLEY THOMPSON

ENVIRONMENTALIST
Sam Duncombe said yesterday
that she was disturbed by the
mentality of younger Bahamians
who are making dumping
grounds like the one on Pineyard
Road more and more common.

Mrs Duncombe bemoaned
the fact that people were piling
up car parts, tools, and other
forms of waste and discarding
them on someone else’s prop-
erty. |

Thos showed “the lack of
basic appreciation people have
for the natural environment and
other people’s property,” Mrs
Duncombe said.

“The older generation of
Bahamians were never a nasty
people. The mentality has
developed where the citizens of
this country think it is okay to
just discard garbage at any loca-
tion. This is destructive and
leaves the island filthy”.

Mrs Duncombe complained
that some persons choose to just
drop their waste wherever they
are standing, while others go
through the process of driving it

to other locations to dump it
there. |

Other areas on the island,
such as the coastal road just west
of Orange Hill, are also suffering
from abuse of the environment,
say Mrs Duncombe.

Reef

Developments on the oppo-
site side of the road have no
wall to protect the coast from
the silt that flows into the ocean
when it rains, and this silt and
other runoff is destroying the
seven-mile barrier reef on the
northern end of New Provi-
dence.

This reef is what protects the
coast and it too needs to be
safeguarded, said Mrs Dun-
combe, who is the president of
environmental campaign group
reEarth.

And she stressed that those
who do not agree with illegal
dumping should not sit idle and
say that ‘they’ — referring to offi-
cials — need to do something
about it.

““They’ is us”, Mrs Dun-

Funds set aside
for national

youth policy

THE government is looking
at implementing a national
youth policy in a collaboration
of the private and public sec-
tors.

In the House of Assembly on
Tuesday, Minister of State for
Youth and Sports Byran Wood-
side said that $45,000 has been
provided for this process to
begin.

His comments came during
the debate on the $1.5 billion
2007/2008 Budget.

“The geographic fragmenta-
tion of our chain of islands in
the Bahamas will have a num-
ber of implications for executing
this policy,” said Mr Woodside.

“But, I am confident that with
the assistance of our partners
in youth development, a youth
policy, long overdue, will be
realised.

“We therefore intend to
review the present legislation
in place for youth, and provide
a National Youth Policy, reflect-
ing a long term strategic instru-
ment and an integrated cross
sector and coherent approach
that will serve as the coordina-
tion of youth programmes.”

In the meantime, the Minister
announced that activities asso-
ciated with National Youth
Month, normally held during
May, have been postponed to
October this year.

“In conjunction with the
Youth Department and youth
leaders, numerous events and
activities are co-ordinated to
highlight the achievements and
accomplishments of our young

people the
Bahamas.

“May 2007 presented some
unusual challenges for the
organisers and participants, due
to national demands of the gen-
eral election, the extensive
nature of coordinating proce-
dures and the class with nation-
al examinations.

“The youth leaders and my
staff therefore, determined that
a postponement of this year’s
celebrations was more practi-
cable.

“My ministry will not allow
an entire year to pass without
giving young Bahamians an
opportunity to be highlighted,
recognised and celebrated
through its annual youth march
and rally, national recognition
ceremony and Youth Parlia-
ment,” said Minister Woodside.

During October, the ministry
will also introduce a National
Youth Forum, a Youth in Busi-
ness and Professional Day, a
float parade to coincide with
National Heroes Day, and a lec-
ture series for youth leaders.

“The staff of my ministry and
youth leaders will view Octo-
ber as a test run in the first
instance, and determine if it
should be set aside or to revert
to May for these most impor-
tant celebrations,” he said.

Mr Woodside told House of
Assembly members that the
provision of $120,000 will assist
in the overall execution of
National Youth Month in New
Providence and the Family
Islands.

throughout

combe said, “We need to begin
to police ourselves”.

She said that there is a need
for an increase in community
policing of these issues.

Suggestions she made includ-
ed using equipment such as dig-
ital cameras and camera phones
to catch people in the act.

Reporting these people to the
Ministry of Environmental
Health along with this evidence
may be embarrassing for those
persons committing the crime,
but it is necessary if that is what
it takes to make people follow
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Archives to be moved.

into larger premises





@ CHARLES Maynard

THE government 1s propos-
ing to relocate the Department
of Archives from its cramped
quarters on Mackey Street to
“a suitable site” in the Glad-
stone Road area.

This was revealed in the
House of Assembly by Charles
Maynard, Minister of State for
Culture, during the 2007-2008
Budget debate.

According to Mr Maynard,
the government’s stated inten-
tion of passing a Freedom of
Information Act “has broad
implication for the Department
of Archives, which will be one
of the foremost agencies
charged with the release and
dissemination of public
records.”

He said in order to meet the

Relocation necessary as
government plans Freedom
of Information Act



forthcoming demand the
Department of Archives will
require expansion of both its
human and physical resources.

This includes additional
archivists, conservateur and
administrative and support staff,
as well as increased storage
capacity for public records.

Mr Maynard said Crown
Land has been identified in the
Gladstone Road area “that

@® TOYOTA moving forward

would eventually be a suitable
site for a new purpose archives
building.”

The minister emphasised that
the Department of Archives is
also “actively preparing” a plan
for the preservation and con-
servation of the maps and plans
that are stored at the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys.

New allocations have been
granted to this vital institution:

e Information Technology co-
ordination initiative $25,000.

e Expansion of archive oper-
ation $170,000.

Commenting on the Clifton
Heritage Authority, Mr May-

THE TRIBUNE







@ LADY Edith Turnguuest) is pictured opening an exhibition at
the Department of Archives in 2001. The government has
decided that larger premises to accommodate more records and

staff ‘

nard said the development of
the first phase of the Clifton
Heritage National Park “is a pri-
mary focus of this government.”

He stressed that some funda-
mental features of the park will
include a series of nature trails,
restrooms located in strategic
areas, observation decks to bet-
ter observe the ruins, and the
flora and fauna of the wetlands,
picnic areas, adequate and
secure parking lots, gift shop
and concession area.

“All facilities will be oper ated
and manned by properly uni-
formed, trained and informa-
tive personnel,” he said. “A

playground for children will be
a special feature. ‘The first phase
is anticipated for completion by
June of this year.

“The Heritage Park is
designed to offer Bahamians
and visitors alike the opportu-
nity to enjoy walks through
primeval forests, viewing a vari-
ety of Bahamian flora and birds.
Additionally, the park will offer
picnic and beach opportunities
and scenic views from the cliff
that the area is famed for. A
variety of both heritage infor-
mation and directional signs wil]
render the park very user
friendly.”

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a resident of Allen Drive, Carmichael Road, will be held
on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Golden Gates
World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road. Officiating
will be Bishop Ross L. Davis, assisted by other ministers
of the gospel. Interment will be made in The Southern
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral Home, Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.



Cherished memory will remain in the hearts of father,
Lionel Johnson Jr.; mother, Carolyn Johnson; sister,
Lynieka Collie; five brothers, Lionel II, Shawn, Edwin,
Daniel and Orlando; one nephew, Lamarque Drew Jr.;
grandparents, Edris and Lionel Johnson, Ruth Saunders
and Felton Collie; 13 aunts, Jennimae Hunt, Cherilyn
Antonio, Glenrea Sullivan, Garnell Johnson, Nicaria
Miller, Bernadette Rolle, Sestelle Wallace, Denise Fritz, Candy, Delarese, Latoya, Victori«
and Ann Collie; 11 uncles, Terrance and Prince Johnson, Percy Hunt, Eric Antonio, Patrick '
Sullivan, Neil Miller, Bernard, Edward and Alexander Saunders, Washington Wallace
and Racardo Fritz. Host of other relatives and friends including the following and their
families, Betty Bullard, Ella Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Bernard Thompso,
Michael Symonette, Richard Rolle, Rudolph Ferguson, Apostle Humphrey Ferguson,
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and Christine Bailey, also Kenrick Antonio, Ewonka Smith, Kevante, Kynardo, Kavaro,
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 7







Venezuela
makes call
for leftist
defence pact

M@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez called for the creation
of a common defence pact
between Venezuela, Cuba, :
Nicaragua and Bolivia, while ;
the leftist Latin American
bloc announced the creation
of a development bank to
finance joint projects, accord-
ing to Associated Press. i

Chavez said Wednesday :
that the four-nation Bolivari- :
an Alternative for the Amer-
icas, or ALBA, which began
as a socialist-leaning trade
group, should cooperate mili-
tarily to become more inde-
pendent of US influence.

“It seems to be the moment
to. establish a joint defence
strategy,” Chavez said. He
called for joint military aid as
well as intelligence and coun-
terintelligence cooperation :
“to prepare our people for :
defense so that nobody makes :
any mistake with us.”

Chavez denounced coun- :
tries in the region that collab- :
orate with the United States :
on defense and security
through the Washington-
based Inter-American
Defense Board.

He said closer defence co-
operation was necessary
because of “the terrorism and
permanent aggression of the
United States.”

The countries also signed
an agreement to establish an :
ALBA development bank to }
finance joint projects. The :
bank will be active within two
months, the Venezuelan gov-
ernment said. It did not give
details on the new bank’s
funding.

Chavez ran through other :
accords being evaluated by :
the bloc in areas including ;
tourism, mining, the environ- :
ment, technology and energy.
He also said that a permanent
ALBA secretariat would soon

’ be established. :

ALBA began as an agree- :
ment between Chavez and his :
Cuban mentor, Fidel Castro,
calling for co-operation based
on socialist principles. Bolivia :
and Nicaragua later joined, :
and Ecuador is considering :
membership. :

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Islands have become concerned
about the growing trend for
young men to own pitbulls and
the number of neglected dogs
on the streets.

As a result, Inspector James
Moss summoned the support of
The Bahamas Humane Society
and planned a public meeting
to address the issues.

The BHS flew their Inspec-
tor Percy Grant to Bimini to
address the community meet-
ing in Bullock’s Harbour.

There were so many ques-
tions and so much enthusiasm
from residents the meeting last-
ed over three hours.

Inspector Grant said: “I share
concerns over young people
keeping pitbulls as they often
have them for the wrong reasons.

“We see examples in Nassau
daily of the ‘my dog is meaner
than your dog’ syndrome and
there comes the point when
some owners want to prove it.

“Pitbulls by nature are no
more inclined to attack than
most other breeds but they are
very strong, as well as intelli-
gent, and they do the owner’s
bidding.

“It is the owner who may be
dangerous as they may either
intentionally encourage the dog
to attack or they may simply
not be capable of training such
an energetic breed.

“Dog attacks usually take
place due to the failure of irre-
sponsible people.”

Inspector Grant was invited
by principal Cleveland Ramsey
into the R N Gomez All-Age
School in Bullocks Harbour to
address students there about
responsible animal ownership.

The BHS was delighted to
accept this invitation as it has
just launched a new initiative
to get humane education mate-
rials into all Bahamian Schools.

BHS executive director Kevin
Degenhard said: “I applaud the
initiative of Inspector Moss and
principal Ramsey as children as
young as eight years old have
approached us because they
want a pitbull.

“Of course, we decline and
point them in the right direc-
tion but it is very. worrying that
there is a peer influence which
encourages children to want
what they see as mean dogs.

“This will fuel the criminal
dog-fighting sub-culture and
make this country an increas-
ingly dangerous place to live if it
is not nipped in the bud.” '

Inspector Moss said: “From
all indications and feedback
from the students it would
appear as if they were enthused
and benefited from the infor-
mation provided.”

Inspector Grant also toured
the island to see the street dog
problem first-hand.

He said: “The law is woefully
inadequate as it fails to protect
people from dangerous dogs
and it fails to protect animals
from negligent, irresponsible
people.

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seeking vacations.

Kevin Wright, executive
director of World Religious
Travel Association (WRTA),
made the commitment directly
to Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant in a meeting at Ministry
of Tourism's Nassau headquar-
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celebrities who visited Nassau
schools and Her Majesty's
Prison. They also staged a free
inspirational concert at Clifford
Park, featuring gospel super-
stars Donnie McClurkin, Fred
Hammond and Nicole C
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Mr Wright said religious
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segment of the travel industry,
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Linville Johnson, director of
religious tourism in the Min-
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extensive work with churches,
ministries and other religious
organisations puts them in a
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ministry seeks to build religious
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Mitchell is no longer relevant

YOUNG MAN’S VIEW

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com
www.weblogbahamas.com

T DID not come as a

surprise that certain
hopeless elements within the
PLP attempted to take a shot
at me by ordering, since last
year, that a warning letter be
sent to me (a civil servant)
demanding that I immediately



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cease to write my column,
while masquerading behind
the articles of general orders.

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pourings on public service
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to know if former public ser-
vice minister Fred Mitchell
proposes to outlaw the vic-
timisation of civil servants,
because my Own experience
suggests otherwise.

A Ministry of Education
demand/warning letter updat-
ed to May 21, and apparently
urgently served and delivered
on my job the same day, was
clearly a last-ditch effort by
the former administration to
victimise me (I had been con-
fidentially made aware of this
letter since January).

Really, when has the Min-
istry of Education or the Pub-
lic Service ministry, both slack
bureaucracies, ever delivered
so quickly?

ince The Tribune pub-

lished a story referring
to this letter, we have been
notified by very reliable
sources that the directive
came down from the Depart-
ment of Public Personnel (in
the former Ministry of the
Public Service) to the Ministry
of Education in November,
2006.

Due to unforeseen circum-
stances and extraordinary
forces, delivery of this letter
to me was stalled.

With this in mind, coupled
with the scurrilous remarks of
Fred Mitchell’s former web-
site, I have good reason to
believe that this matter was
instigated during Mr Mitchel-
I’s time at the helm of the pub-
lic service.

The letter reflects the back-
ward, underhanded thinking
and operation of some PLP
members.

It quoted general orders,
which essentially seek to for-

bid independent thought and:
open expression and create a.
civil service of nearly 25,000”

eS

mute and frightened citizens.
General orders are dracon-
ian, medieval statutes put in
place to thwart free speech,
freedom of association and
hinder public servants from
exercising their democratic,
constitutional rights. The con-
stitution guarantees my rights,
and absolutely no-one will
infringe upon them!
Entirely revising and
amending general orders and
reforming the public service

March 17, 2007 — the website
alluded to my being fired or
declared that my choice to
exercise my democratic rights
were in contravention of gen-
eral orders.

In the December 17, 2006,
edition of the web column, it
was alleged that I am worried
about being fired because I
am "attacking government
ministers in violation of the
public service rules."

I did not have a worrisome



“ Much of the blame for the
PLP’s loss rests squarely on
Mitchell and Shane Gibson,
specifically for their
unconscionable behaviour
in the weeks and months

before the general election.



must immediately be under-
taken by this new government.

Victimisation of any kind
is disgraceful and inexcusable,
and anyoné of that school of
thought should be relegated
to the political and social
abyss.

What justification is there
for people such as teachers to
be deprived of their right to
free speech, just because they
work in the public service?

On at least four occasions, a
nasty and puerile website with
Fred Mitchell associations
claimed that. I violated rules,
that disciplinary action should
be taken against me and, even
more, suggested that I should
be dismissed.

What’s more, this site has
also levelled outrageous and
libellous attacks on me, The
Tribune and several other
journalists/columnists.

On various dates -— June
006, August 13, 2006,






‘December “17, 2006, and

De

serseiey

or frightened bone in my body
about any firings then and I
do not now, so the website’s
writer/s should get their vivid
imaginations in check.

The website went on to say
that I am "trying to get into
law school and looking for
help from the government to
accomplish that."

While it is true that I am
leaving to attend law schodl, I
have never approached any-
one in any government about
any assistance.

The claims of the imagina-
tive mind/s behind the web-
site are all lies!

Last year, Fred Mitchell
ignited a hailstorm of contro-
versy after he took on the
media and seemingly attempt-
ed to muzzle free speech. Dur-
ing. his time as a government
minister, Mr Mitchell was seen
as a peripatetic political jack-

. in-the-box with what appears

to be a serious inferiority com-
plex.

I have come to see Mr
Mitchell as a rather pathetic
figure, who has’been discred-
ited politically over the last
decade and who should not
be paid any regard in the
future.

It appears that after the
PLP’s defeat, all he is left with
are his keyboard and his com-
plexes!

Mr Mitchell barely held on
to his seat (Fox Hill) and
might well have lost had there
not been about 100 spoilt bal-
lots spouting profanities
against him which had to. be.
tossed out.

t seems the voters were

so overwrought with
anger against him that they
couldn’t resist adding a com-
ment to complement their.X.
In a moral sense, Mitchell lost,
as his majority fell from 1,600
(in 2002) to 65, despite a cam-
paign in which he declared his
intention to go as low as was
necessary.

Hardly a vote of confi-
dence in someone who once
had starry-eyed, and wholly
unrealistic, ambitions of
becoming prime minister.

As a senior commentator
said a few weeks ago, Fred
Mitchell is not only unfit to
lead a country, he wouldn’t
even be a sound bet to lead a
junkanoo parade.

Much of the blame for-the
PLP’s loss rests squarely. on
Mitchell and Shane Gibson,
specifically for their uncon- .
scionable behaviour in the
weeks and months before the
general election. :

While Gibson and Mitchell
held on to their seats, other
former PLP MPs fell like
ninepins.

Many PLPs have confessed
to me their belief that Mr
Mitchell’s behaviour had dear-
ly cost their party.

This will likely be my swan-
song on Mitchell, a busted
flush who is no longer of any
significance to the Bahamas’
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 9



Your look at what’s going on in your community



Benefit held to
raise funds for
cystic fibrosis

OLD Bahama Bay at Ginn
sur Mer was the host for the
recent “Mike Schmidt Winner’s
Circle Invitational,” fishing
tournament benefiting the Cys-
tic Fibrosis Foundation. More
than 150 anglers and their
guests gathered at Old Bahama
Bay’s Blue Flag marina for the
event.

Ginn sur Mer was the event’s
Gold Sponsor.

On hand for the tournament
was former Philadelphia Philly’s
player and Baseball Hall of
Famer, Mike Schmidt. When
the son of a friend passed away
due to cystic fibrosis, Schmidt
established the tournament to

promotes team members

Sandals

SANDALS Resort
announced the promotions of
three young, talented team
members. Dive Instructor, San-
tiba Delva has been promoted
to Watersports Supervisor;
Nicole Wildgoose, Assistant
Food & Beverage Manager has
been promoted to Concierge
Manager and Beverage Man-
ager, Elwood Tynes has been
promoted to Assistant Food &
Beverage Manager.

General Manager Stephen
Ziadie said he was happy to
promote from within, describing
all three recipients as deserving
individuals.

“They are equipped with
skills that are unique to them
and the duties they perform.
They have done exceptionally
well moving up the ranks with-
in the company and I am confi-
dent that given their new
responsibilities they will excel
even further.”

In October 1996, Elwood
Tynes joined Sandals Royal
Bahamian as a bartender.
Along the way he took advan-
tage of training opportunities
and in the process nabbed sev-
eral promotions, the former
being Beverage Manager. In
December 2006 he was named
Manager of the Year. At thir-
ty seven, Tynes says he will
continue to embrace all and
every opportunity he is pre-
sented with. “I will not limit
myself to one accomplish-
ment. There are a lot more
things I wish to achieve and I
feel that the sky is the limit
for me.”

Concierge Manager, Nicole

raise funds for research toward
a cure.

The Foundation aims to raise
one million dollars towards cys-
tic fibrosis research and is near-
ing this goal after successfully
raising over $900,000 over the
past six years.

“Ginn Resorts puts a premi-
um on giving back to the com-
munity. We are so pleased that
we could sponsor this event and
help those who are battling cys-
tic fibrosis,” said Ginn sur Mer
marketing director, Sabrina
Barry.

Marie Cook, acting executive
director and spokesperson for
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,

was thrilled at the reception in
West End.

According to Cook, this is the
seventh year the event has been
held in the Bahamas.

“We initially visited Walkers
Cay, moved to Freeport,
Lucaya, after the hurricanes and
now West End. Being here at
Old Bahama Bay at Ginn sur
Mer has restored the intimacy
and personal nature of the
event, bringing back the feel-
ing of camaraderie amongst the
anglers,” she explained. “We
are so grateful for the support
of Old Bahama Bay at Ginn sur
Mer.”

A non-profit, donor-spon-



PICTURED are (I-r) Santiba Delva, watersports supervisor;
Nicole Wildgoose, concierge manger and Elwood Tynes, assis-

tant food and beverage manager.

Wildgoose who Mr Ziadie
described as energetic and
always enthusiastic about her
duties says she not only plans
to introduce new ideas but
always to work closely with her
team members to ensure that
they are aware that they are just
as important as the work they
do.

“We have some great per-
sons and as a team we share
the same passion and goal -
giving our guests the best per-
sonalised experience.” Ms
Wildgoose joined Royal
Bahamian in 2002 as Environ-
mental Coordinator and was
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event which raises funds for cystic fibrosis research.

development will serve as Ginn
Resorts’ flagship Caribbean
development.

sored organisation, the mission pavilions, a beach club and a
of the Cystic Fibrosis Founda- spa.

tion is to assure the develop- The $4.9 billion Sur Mer
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control cystic fibrosis and to
improve the quality of life for
those with the disease.

Ginn Resorts is currently
developing Ginn sur Mer, a
2,000- acre resort community
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In 1999 he was again pro-
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Instructor. He earned a Scuba
Instructor Certification and
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2003.

In 2004 he received his Cylin-
der Inspection Instructor certi-
fication.

Mr Delva says the challenge
ahead is one he is looking for-
ward to. “It is a chance for me
to broaden my mind and lead-
ership skills in an effort to make
the Watersports Department
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ferent capacities, they have all
benefitted from the numerous
training initiatives. They admit
that they have been able to
hone their skills and view their
promotions as a steeping stone
to even more challenging
responsibilities ahead. “I did-
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rewarding,” insists Ms Wild-
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ed to be put forward. ;
“These kinds of people should not be wearing a uniform

and by no means should we have them in the middle of our
ranks,” one source said.

The sergeant in question is expected to be called before
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson on Monday to be
reprimanded and suspended. ohh

This case again highlights the need for the judiciary to be »
truly free and independent of manipulation.

Sources have complained of matters such as this for some —
time. Recently the lack of attention paid to the judicial
salary review by the former PLP government was high-
lighted as a direct cause of the perception of a non-inde-
pendent judiciary.

Matters where judges or magistrates could be bribed
because of their low or inadequate salaries is one of the
major threats to the Bahamas’ judicial system, as numerous
sources have alleged.

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P.O, Box CB-12072
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of Sandillands Village and
formerly of Sandy Point,
Abaco, will be, held on
Saturday, June 9°, 2007 at
2:00 p. m. at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church, Sandy Point, Abaco.

Officiating will be Rev.
Napoleon Roberts.
Interment will follow in the
Sandy Point Public Cemetery, Sandy Point, Abaco.














































She is survived by her Brothers: Anthony Sr., Maurice,
Wayde, Samuel, Aaron, and Jessie Bain, Sister: Ruthmae,
Sisters-in-law: Edith, Mizpah, Shenique, Kephee, and Penny
Bain, Nieces: Shanika, Antonja, Antonique, Angel, Tamara,
Mia, Tamika, Saminique, Sammone Bain, Chancey Adderley,
Akeeron, Akeelia, and Ajeh, Nephews: Anthony Jr., Maurice
Jr., Marco, Rashad, Sammeo, Aaron Jr., Carlis, and Justin,
Aunts: Minvella Lightbourne, Remilda Bain of Miami, F1.,
Rachael Garcia, Louise Hamilton, Patricia Roberts, Lorraine
Burrows, Michele Lightbourne, and Evenlyn Bain, Uncles:
Mervin Roberts, Peter Burrows, Arthur and Junior Lightbourne,
Grand Aunts: Janette Fox and Milicent Martin, Grand
Uncles:. Revie, Charles, and Ru: Cousins: , Shervin.
Donald, Jenny, Wellington, Freeman, Patricia, Leonard, Zerma
Baker, Orlene, Jimmy, Alperna, Solomon, Ross, Fletcher,
Walter, Jane, Leon, Michael, Julia, Cora, Kelly, Aniska,
Merilyn, Keith, Karen, Bonnie, David, Raquel, George, Diane,
Tashon, Mickey, Anita, Natasha, Linda, Patricia, Loretta,
Paulette, Lamanda Burrows, Arthur Jr., Akeva, and Arshelle,
Michael, Greg, Nadine, Ray, Timothy, Charles, Zelma,
Caroline, Judy, Johnny, Jimmy, Richard, Niki, Brandon, Randy,
Sammy, Onie, Shirley, Sandra, Anthony, Patrick, Michael,
Randy, Jeff, Stan, Kevin, Ezra, Lloyd, Marge, Bulah, and
Beryl Bain, Special Friends and Relatives: Rodney Hanna,
Patricia Farrington, Wendy Mott, Merelda Barr, Sgt. Monique
Greenslade, Joshua Barry, Kneshia and Keno Pinder, Jayette
Burrows, Eliza Pinder, and Peggy Adderley, other Relatives
and Friends including: many loving cousins too numerous
to mention, Members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev.
Napoleon Roberts and the Roberts Family, George Williams,
C. W. Hanna, Ernest Dean, Walter Lightbourne, and Betty
Bain and their Families, the Staff of Her Majesty’s Prison, E
& E Food Store, and the Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital.





Viewing will be held in the “Serenity” Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Roads on Thursday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p.
m. and then again at the church in Sandy Point, Abaco on
Friday from 1:00 p. m. until service time on Saturday.





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Police suspect PLP fire could have
been caused by electrical fault

FROM page one

exact area where the fire had
previously started. They pro-
ceeded to extinguish the same,”
said Supt Jeffery Deleveaux,
director of fire services.

Minor fire damage appeared
to have been done, according
to Supt. Deleveaux, however he
added that police and fire ser-
vice officials were anticipated
on the scene shortly to check
for any further “hidden fires”
in the building’s interior.

The scene looked dramatic,
however, as fire services had
been forced to knock through
concrete to get to the source of
the fire in the roof over the
entrance, in the process leaving
the lettering of the sign whi-h
had formerly read “Sir Lynden
Pindling Centre” hanging from
the partly demolished remnants
of the frontispiece.

Explaining the circumstances
leading up to the fire, Supt.
Deleveaux said: “According to
the information we received,
the power was turned on for
about two hours yesterday —
the fire could’ve been as a result
from there with slow burning
or it could have been someone
inadvertently turned the fire on
and it reignited.”

Despite declarations that the
investigation into both this and
Saturday’s incident were not
over, the officer said foul play
was not suspected in this latest
episode.

According to reports, the
minor blaze was first detected
by someone working at the



headquarters. While the indi-
vidual did not notice anything
upon arrival, at some point
between 9am and 9.30am signs
of smoke became visible, mak-
ing it appear likely that the fire
may have started after their
arrival.

Although Supt Deleveaux
suggested that the electricity
supply may have been turned
on during this period of time,
the individual was later heard
denying that this had been the
case.

The fire broke out on the
same day as a second arson
investigator from Broward
County Sheriff’s Department
arrived in New Providence to
assist Bahamian detectives.
Both investigators were on the
sc 2ne that morning, apparently
assessing the damage.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
also arrived at the headquarters
briefly, passing through the yel-
low “crime scene” tape to
inspect the damage, before
speaking for several minutes
with police and the Florida
investigators. He then left,
declining to offer comment on
the matter.

According to Supt Dele-
veaux, a decision has been
made to ensure the electrical
supply to the “very old” build-
ing remains switched off until
an electrician can be brought in
to ensure it can safely be re-
electrified.

A press conference with the
Broward County Sheriff's
Department authorities is
scheduled for today.

ese

m THE scene outside of the PLP headquarters yesterday.

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

Symonette: relations with
US better under the FNM

FROM page one

Assembly, Mr Symonette told the media that it is fair
to say that.the two countries are on better terms now
with the FNM installed as the government of the

Bahamas.

He added that the current Chargé d’ Affaires at the
US Embassy, Dr Brent Hardt, is not only a profes-
sional colleague, but also a close family friend and

neighbour.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in a press confer-
ence,last year emphasised that the.Bahamas’ most
important relationship is the one with the US.

Mr Symonette yesterday also took the opportunity
to announce that he will be part of the delegation,
headed by the prime minister, to a meeting of CARI-
COM Foreign Affairs Ministers in Washington, DC,

from June 19-21.

On Capitol Hill, Mr Symonette said, he anticipates
meeting with US President George W Bush and Sec-
retary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice.

Among the topics expected to be on the agenda
are the questions of trade and security in the region, as

well as the issue of Haiti.

Mr Symonette said there will be a lot of focus on the
security aspect, which includes the issues of drug-traf-
ficking and terrorism in the Caribbean. :

These talks come at a time when four Caribbean
. men are charged with trying to blow up New York’s
JFK airport and are suspected of having ties to an

extremist Islamic group.

A further topic expected to be discussed is the tight-
ening of regulations for the financial services sector, Mr

Symonette said.

He explained that the meeting is primarily being
called by the US with the aim of fostering relations
with the Caribbean region and to determine how
there can be more interaction between the various

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that there was no change in fund-
ing allocated to the Bahamas
‘Embassy in Cuba within the
2007/08 budget.

He also emphasised that
there will be no change in the
treatment of any country the
Bahamas currently has diplo-

Cuba.

Mr Symonette added that he
has met with Cuban Ambas-
sador Felix Wilson-Hernandez
and assured him of this.

Last year, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, as the then
leader of the opposition,
sharply criticised the PLP for
upgrading the Bahamas’ con-
sulate office in Cuba to
Embassy status

He indicated that this move
would be reversed when the
FNM came to power.

“The most critical relation-
ship the Bahamas has with a
country outside its borders is
the one with the United States
of America. We want to maih-
tain the relationship with
Cuba, Haiti and other coun-
tries in the Caribbean and the
world, but we're not going to
pul at risk our relationship to

matic relations with, including

_ No move yet towards
_ possible downgrading
of embassy in Cuba



cozy up with and be friends .

with Cuba,” he said at the
time.

Former Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell led a dele-
gation to the official opening
of the Bahamas Embassy in
Havana last summer.

At the opening ceremony,

Mr Mitchell said that an’

Embassy in Cuba “has been a
long time coming.”

“It is a symbol of the good
relations which exists between
the two countries and will

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serve to build on relations as *

we together co-operate for sta-
bility and peace throughout
our region and the world,” he
said. ‘

The Bahamas’ Ambassador
to Cuba, Carlton Wright, at
the time said that an Embassy
in Cuba was something that
the Bahamian people want
and have been requesting for a
long time.

“We have thousands of '

Bahamians who come here as

tourists. We have almost 100 |

Bahamian students here. We
have several hundred Bahami-
ans who have been the benefi-
ciaries of the Miracle Plan, the
eye operations,” Mr Wright
said.




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Governor General’s

Youth Awards given

SOME 289 Bahamians were
awarded during this year’s Gov-
ernor-General’s Youth Award
(GGYA) programme.

They were presented with
bronze and silver awards in cer-
emonies held in New Provi-
dence, Grand Bahama and
Andros.

The GGYA is an interna-
tional self-development pro-
gramme designed to equip
young people with life skills to
help them make a difference to
themselves and their communi-
ties.

To date over five million peo-
ple from over 100 countries
have been motivated to take
part in the programme’s chal-
lenges.

In the Bahamas 44 units par-
ticipated in the youth pro-
gramme.

Participants receiving their
awards in Nassau were from the
following schools: C V Bethel
High School, C 1 Gibson High
School, St Anne’s High School,
Queen’s College, Kingsway
Academy, St Augustine’s Col-
lege, St John’s High School,

' Doris Johnson High School,

Police Cadets, Nassau Christ-
ian Academy, Mt Carmel
Preparatory and 23rd Company
Boys Brigade.

In Grand Bahama: Catholic
High, Bishop Michael Eldon
High School, Jack Hayward
High School, Lucayan Interna-
tional School, St George’s High
School, St Paul’s Methodist Col-
lege and Sunland Baptist Acad-
emy.

Andros recipients were stu-
dents from North Andros High

- School and Central Andros

High School.

To achieve their respective
awards the following minimum
requirements had to be made
for the bronze award:

e Three months carrying out
a worthwhile service

e Studying a skill

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recreation activity

e Carrying out a two-day,
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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

Bahamasair
is expected to
lose $16 mil-
lion in its
2007-2008
financial year,
a $2 million
decrease from
the $18 mil-
lion. loss pro-
jected for the financial year
ending on June 30, 2007, an
improvement that is “not
enough to decrease the drain
on the public purse”.

Branville McCartney



Flag carrier
expected to
lose $16m
in its ‘07-‘08
financial year



Loss represents $2m
decrease on projected
one for current financial
year, as FNM pledges to
find strategic partner for
low-flying burden on
Bahamian taxpayers

(shown on left), minister of
state for tourism and avia-
tion, said in his contribution
to the 2007-2008 Budget
debate that in order to con-
tinue to operate its fleet,

SEE page 6





FNM to

‘rescue’

- Long Islanders
from Stella Maris
airport ‘hardship’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LARRY Cartwright, the
minister of agriculture and fish-
eries, assured Long Island res-
idents that the FNM govern-
ment will “rescue them” from
the hardship they are endur-
ing as a result of the contin-
ued closure of the Stella Maris
Airport to commercial flights.

In his Budget contribution
Mr Cartwright told his con-
stituents: “I want to assure the
people of North Long Island
that this trusting government
has already put the wheels in
motion to rescue the perishing

from the hardship they have
wndergone over the past sev-
eral months as a result of the
closure of this airport and the
absence of Bahamasair.”

Mr Cartwright said that ini-
tially work to repair the air-
port was to be done simulta-
neously with Deadman’s Cay,
including repaving, enclosure,
runway lighting and extension

of the apron. The Government .

was able to purchase the run-
way and since then, it was
repaved he said.

“To date, almost a year-and-
a-half later, emergency runway
lights only have been. installed

SEE page 12

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‘Good opportunity’
for company IPOs

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIAN companies
looking to expand and with
sold earnings track records
have “a good opportunity to
come to market” and raise
funds through an initial pub-
lic offering (IPO), capital mar-
kets executives told The Tri-
bune, as the current sellers’
market has left plenty capital
seeking a home.

Michael Anderson, president
of the soon-to-be-renamed
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank
& Trust, said there was “defi-
nitely an oppirtunity” for cred-
ible Bahamian companies to
come to the public for capital if
they had expansion plans that
needed funding.

He pointed out that the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX) had
become very much a sellers’
market, with “very few secu-
rities available for selling” and
many share prices standing at
or close to all-ime highs.

Sellers market and
capital availability
make going public
viable for credible
Bahamian firms,
Say executives

“People just aren’t selling
and there’s too much money
chasing too few securities,” Mr
Anderson said. He added that
price/earnings ratios for most
BISX stocks were “getting to
where they should be”,
although many were still
undervalued and had not
recovered to their pre-2000 lev-
els of 15/16 times earnings on
average.

“For Bahamian companies
looking to expand and that
have a good track record over
the last few years, there’s lots
of money available to fund

SEE page 7

FOCOL Holdings
mulls stock split

BISX-listed petroleum supplier eyes three-to-one ratio, in bid to stimulate
trading activity in stock likely perceived as being too costly

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

OCOL Holdings,
the BISX-listed
petroleum prod-

ucts supplier, is |

“actively consider-
ing” a three-for-one stock split
to reduce the price of its shares
and stimulate trading activity
and volumes, The Tribune can
reveal.

Sources familiar with the sit-
uation yesterday — said
FOCOL’s Board and manage-
ment had the proposed stock
split “under very active con-
sideration”, and the initiative
“was very much on the front
burner”.

It was initially unclear
whether FOCOL was consid-
ering a three-for-one or two-
for-one stock split, but The Tri-
bune was told yesterday: that
the company was leaning
towards the former.

This would involve issuing
an extra two FOCOL shares
for every share held by current
shareholders. If the company
went ahead with this proposed
split ratio, it would increase
the number of its outstanding
and issued shares from
8,607,617 at April 27, 2007, to
25,822,851.

Stock splits are nothing new —

in the corporate world, and
have also happened in the con-
text of the Bahamian capital
markets, with both Finance

Corporation of the Bahamas -

(FINCO) and Commonwealth
Bank having peformed such
operations twice each.

Stock splits such as the one
FOCOL is contemplating are
often carried out when a com-
pany’s shareholders and poten-
tial new investors are reluctant
to trade and buy its shares,
because they believe the stock
is either overvalued or has hit
its peak valuation, or because
they believe the stock costs too
much.

Effectively, investors believe
the stock has become too
expensive to purchase and
trade, so by splitting the stock
on a three-for-one existing
share ratio, FOCOL will dra-
matically increase the supply
of issued shares.

This increased availability in
turn will have the effect of
decreasing the price the stock
is trading at, lowering the cost
of purchasing shares and thus
stimulating trading activity and
volume.

Yet.a stock split will not
dilute the value of an investor’s
existing holdings in FOCOL.
For example, if a shareholder
currently has 300 shares in the
company, priced at $17.30 on
BISX, the value of their cur-
rent holding is $5,190.

Once the three-for-one split
happens, they will now hold
900-shares priced at $5.77 each,
which again have a total val-
ue of $5,190.

“Shareholders profit if the
price goes back up,” one ana-
lyst said yesterday. “There’s
likely to be more upside
betweebn $6 to $12, than from
$17 to $21.”

FOCOL’s stock closed at
$17.30 on BISX on Wednes-

day, June 6, the highest-priced
stock on the exchange. That
price represents its 52-week or
yearly high, and is 64.8 per cent
above its 52-week low of $10.5.

This price is likely to be per-
ceived as prohibitive and too
expensive to encourage an
appropriate level of trading
activity in FOCOL’s stock. In
the context of the Bahamian
capital markets, a $5.77 per
share price resulting from a
three-for-one split is likely to
be perceived as an attractive
entry point for new investors,
and for encouraging existing
investors to buy and sell.

However, one source said
they believed FOCOL’s shares
were undervalued at $17.30 per
share, feeling it was really
worth a $23 per share stock
because there was still much
potential upside in the firm’s
newly-acquired Shell Bahamas
business. ie

“My understanding is that
it’s not a done deal,” the
source said of the proposed
FOCOL stock split. Such a
move would have to be
approved by a FOCOL Board
resolution.

FOCOL has been consider-
ing a stock split for some time,
but it has only now moved to
the top of the company’s agen-
da following the share price’s
rapid appreciation on BISX.

Notes from the company’s
2006 annual general meeting
show that investors raised the
issue of a two-for-one stock
split then, with FOCOL’s
directors advising that they
“might look at splitting shares

later” and that “many share-
holders want to purchase more
shares”. ,

Anthony Robinson, FOCOL
Holdings managing director,
told The Tribune “no com-
ment” when contacted about
the proposed share split. ;

He explained: “I can’t com-
ment on it because I would be
in breach of BISX rules.”
Franklyn Wilson, the Bahami-
an businessman who is a major
shareholder in FOCOL Hold-
ings, also declined to comment.

Mr Wilson holds an 11.9 per
cent stake in FOCOL Hold-
ings himself, and speaks for
34.5 per cent of the company’s
issued stock due to Sunshine

’ Holdings holding a further 22.6

per cent stake.

The other major investor is
Sir Albert Miller, who holds a
21.8 per cent stake.

FOCOL’s business has
grown rapidly over the past 18
months, the company having
completed the $53.96 million
purchase of Shell Bahamas
business on January 16, 2006,
changing the business’s name
to Sun Oil Ltd.

Then, on August 14, 2006,
FOCOL signed a deal to
acquire GAL Terminals, own-
ers and operators of the Texa-
co-branded Eight Mile Rock
and Lewis Yard Service Sta-
tions, for $5.25 million.

The BISX-listed company
then further strengthened its
grip on the Grand Bahama
wholesale and retail petrole-
um market a day later by
acquiring Texaco’s assets on
that island for $1.25 million.



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* Option two is to create a
More Sophisticated eBusiness.
This is a more complicated busi-
ness, where you add e-com-
merce and payment functional-
ity, shopping carts, encryption
for secure ordering, some back-
end integration to your accounts
packages, capture e-mails and
names, and create a database
of your customer’s details.

* Option three is to create a
Rich Interactive Experience.
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weight database, auto respon-
ders and an affiliate programme
to monetise traffic from other -
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The third thing you need to
do is to Select Your Market.
There are many products and
many areas. Selecting your
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cent is some sort of hard and
fast number where this market
turns. I don’t think 5 percent is
going to compel people to take
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billion traded Wednesday.
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benchmark Shanghai Compos-
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

FINANCE



BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL EDITION



10-year Treasury note yield rises above 5%

BY MADLEN READ
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Investors’ expec-
tations of an interest rate cut — and
home buyers’ hopes for cheaper
mortgages — seem to be disappear-
ing.

The yield on the Treasury’s 10-
year note passed 5 percent Thursday,
rising as high as 5.10 percent in early
afternoon trading in New York, its
highest point since mid-July. Some
market watchers say the yield is
likely to climb higher as bond prices
weaken, making it even harder for
consumers to finance home pur-
chases and for companies to borrow
money.

If the yield reaches 5.25 percent, a
five-year high, it would match the
Federal Reserve’s current benchmark
interest rate — signaling that the
market is,.in a sense, beating the cen-
tral bank to the punch in hiking rates

CONSUMER S SPENDING

If the yield reaches 5.25 percent, a five-year high, it
would match the Federal Reserve's current benchmark
interest rate — signaling that mortgage rates are rising.

to curbing inflation.

The Fed has kept rates on hold
since last summer, after about two
years of gradual increases.

Average consumers may be asking
themselves why rates are going up
now, but some market watchers are
asking themselves why they went
down in the first place and are brac-
ing for the rise to continue. The Fed
has repeated consistently that its pri-
mary goal is to lower inflation, and
because inflation has shown few
signs of ahating, central bankers feel’
hard-pressed ‘to drop rates.

“It was a bias toward tightening,
but the market didn’t reflect that,”
said Strong Capital Management

economist Jay Mueller.

Mortgage rates are rising because
they’re tied to the 10-year yield.
Although fixed mortgage rates
remain below their levels from a year
ago, they have been advancing
recently along with Treasury yields,
adding to worries about sluggish
home sales and faltering home prices.

It’s too soon to say if the trend will
continue, but investors who had high
hopes for a Fed rate cut this year are
now pricing in their reduced expecta-
tions. Economic data has been too
strong to warrant lower rates any-
time soon; despite the tepid housing
market, the job market has remained
stable, wages keep ticking up and

manufacturing activity is clawing its
way back from stagnancy.

Other Treasury issues tumbled
Thursday, too, driving up the two-
year note’s yield to 5.00 percent and
the 30-year bond’s yield to 5.18 per-
cent in early afternoon trading.

The United States isn’t alone in
rising yields. Bond yields in the Euro-
zone, Great Britain, Japan, and other
economies have advanced as central
banks around the world gradually
hike interest rates to limit inflation —
which appears to be accelerating now
as it catches up to the strong global
growth over the past few years.

On Thursday, New Zealand’s cen-
tral bank surprised markets by rais-
ing its key interest rate to a record
high 8 percent from 7.75 percent, a
day after the European Central Bank
raised its key rate to the highest level
in nearly six years and left open the
possibility of more increases.

Retailers post modest gains in May

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK Americans
shopped hesitantly in May, giving
retailers some relief from a dismal
showing in April but still raising
questions about how strong con-
sumer spending will be in the
months ahead.

As the nation’s merchants
reported results Thursday, it was
clear that higher gas prices and the
slumping housing market are affect-
ing how consumers spend. Sales
were disappointing in a cross-sec-
tion of the industry, including
Wal-Mart Stores, Macy’s and Aber-
crombie & Fitch.

“This should have been a stronger
performance because there should
have been some pent-up demand.
The weather was even nice,” said
John Morris, managing director at
Wachovia Securities. “To me, this
was a real litmus test, and retailers
failed that litmus test. It’s telling me
where the consumer stands and the
consumer is on weak legs.”

The ICSC-UBS sales tally of 51
stores rose 2.5 percent in May, down
from 4.5 percent a year earlier but a
sharp improvement from April’s
revised 1.9 percent drop. The tally is
based on same-store sales, which
reflect business at stores open at
least a year and are considered a key
indieator of a retailer’s health.

“It’s a slowing trend that we have
been seeing since February,” said
Michael P. Niemira, chief economist
at the International Council of Shop-
ping Centers. From February
through May, the index averaged a
2.2 percent same-store sales gain,
compared to the 4.1 percent average
in the same year-ago period.

MONITORING SALES

Analysts are now closely moni-
toring sales in June, the second most
important month on the retail calen-
dar behind December. But many
think the modest spending pace will
continue through the fall season.
And with no hot apparel trends



emerging, Morris believes consum-
ers have few reasons to buy. He said
sluggish demand could result in dis-



EUROPEAN UNION

counting increasing by 10 percent
later this month from the current 5
percent at the 20 mall-based apparel
stores he follows, compared to the
year-ago period.

May’s mixed performance follows
the retail industry’s worst perfor-
mance ever in April. While one-time
factors like an early Easter and rainy

weather hurt April sales, business

was so bad that it fed worries that
higher gas prices and a weaker hous-
ing market are eating away at con-
sumer spending.

WARMER WEATHER

May’s results benefited from
warmer weather and the Memorial
Day shopping weekend, which was
not included in the year-ago results.
But consumers also faced rising gas-
oline prices that topped $3.20 a gal-
lon before leveling off.

For now, however, the cutbacks
in spending appear to be contained
amid a healthy job market and solid
wage gains. The latest figures on
unemplcyment benefits released
Thursday by the Labor Department
underscored a solid job market. The
government reported that the num-
ber of Americans filing claims for
jobless benefits totaled 309,000 last
week, down by 1,000 from the previ-
ous week.

Wal-Mart had a1.1 percent same-
store sales gain, below the 1.4 per-
cent predicted by analysts surveyed
by Thomson Financial. The figtire
excluded fuel sales.

The world’s largest retailer,
which reported a 3.5 percent drop in
same-store sales in April, its worst
performance on record, continues to
struggle with its apparel and home
businesses. Store executives said
Thursday those categories won’t see
big improvements until the fourth
quarter.

Target, whose cheap chic mer-
chandise appeals to a broader shop-
per base beyond the low-income
customer, had a 5.8 percent gain in
same-store sales, slightly below the
5.9 percent estimate.

Costco had a May same-store
sales increase of 7 percent. Analysts
expected 5.6 percent.

Among moderate-price depart-
ment stores, J.C. Penney posted a 2
percent decline in same-store sales
in its department store business,
worse than the 0.3 percent gain ana-
one eet



MARK LENNIHAN/AP
DISAPPOINTING SALES: The teen sector of retail clothing stores had
disappointing results in May with many reporting a decline in sales.
Above, Anita Anderson shops at a Steve & Barry’s clothing store
Thursday in New York.

The teen sector disappointed.
Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a 5
percent drop in same-store sales,
worse than the 1.2 percent forecast.
Wet Seal had a 1.9 percent decline in
same-store sales.

New rules to cut cost of using cellphones abroad

BY AOIFE WHITE
Associated Press

‘LUXEMBOURG — Consumers
claimed a victory Thursday as EU
governments agreed to cut the cost of
using mobile phones abroad, paving
the way for a cap on roaming fees to
be introduced later this summer.

EU travelers could first notice a
difference when they slip over a bor-
der in August — their phone will
beep, telling them how much a call
home will cost. And when they
return, they could see their phone bill
cut by up to 70 percent compared to

_ the last time they phoned friends or

family from the beach.

Lawmakers and governments fast-
tracked the new rules in a record 10
months despite heavy lobbying from
telecom companies worried about
losing profits — even though lower
rates may also encourage more peo-
pie to call more often.

The prospect of pleasing voters
won over 14 EU nations that had

opposed the law last December. All
27 voted for it on Thursday.

“This is a great day for consumers
and businesses,” said EU Telecom
Commissioner Viviane Reding, the
driving force behind the change. She
has accused telecom companies of
ripping off customers by charging
unjustified and extortionate prices.

HURT FUTURE

But the telecom industry reacted
with dismay, saying retail price regu-
lation had no place in a free-market
society. It has warned that lower
roaming revenues could hurt future
investment and force companies to
raise fees in other sectors, such as for
domestic calls.

“We're talking about a precedent.
Regulating retail prices in this way is
not what free market is about,” said
David Pringle, spokesman for the
GSM Association of Europe’s mobile
phone operators. “It creates uncer-
tainty for investors because they

don’t know where the Commission
will strike next. This is going to have
a big, long-term impact.”

But Ovum telecom analyst Mat-
thew Howett said companies had
softened the blow by arguing for a
clause that gives customers two
months to opt for the new cap. And
they may eventually gain as more
people feel more free to use their
phones abroad.

“Your holidaymaker is very con-
scious of the fact that it costs money.
Businesses are the main users,” he
said.

The EU has hinted that it might
allow operators use of lower-spec-
trum frequencies, cutting their costs
since a mast would cover a larger
area.

“That would go some way to mak-
ing up for the revenues that would be
lost,” he said.

The Commission and national reg-
ulators said they would carefully
watch how call providers react to the

changes.

The new rules only cover voice
calls but the Commission warned
that it was also keeping an eye on
roaming fees for text messages or
Internet services like BlackBerry
devices. Vodafone Group PLC has
already announced a flat fee for data
roaming from July 1, although this
only applies within certain condi-
tions.

NEW STRUCTURE

The roaming cap is scheduled to
take effect June 30. Telecom compa-
nies will have one month after that to
offer customers a new pricing struc-
ture with considerably cheaper roam-
ing fees.

Mobile phone users will have
another two months to choose
whether they want to go with the
new plans or stick with their existing
contracts.

After that, they will be put on the
new contract automatically.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 5B

UTS) eats)



Tourism projects ‘on radar
screen’ for top investors

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MAJOR anchor projects are
“raising the profile of the
‘Bahamas as a place to devel-
“op” in the eyes of major global
financial instsitutions, the diver-
sity of its hotel industry, prox-
imity to the US and availability
of development sites encourag-
‘ing banks to rank this nation as
-having the “greatest tourism

%

growth potential in the
-Caribbean”.
Simon Townend, the

, Bahamas-based partner:and
regional director of KPMG’s
corporate finance arm, who pre-

.sented the survey of regional

\ banks that ranked the Bahamas
“as the regional leader on

- tourism development prospects,

_told The Tribune that most
. Major institutions were either
- invested or wanted to invest in

‘tourism investment projects in
this nation.
Some 50 per cent of ther insti-

, tutions surveyed by KPMG rat-
_» ed the Bahamas as number one,
, and Mr Townend said one of
« the factors influencing this find-
’ ing was that “there’s so many

projects going on in the
Bahamas right now”
He added: “Most of the

.. financial institutions we we

a
a

spoke with have the Bahamas
on the radar screen. They are
“invested or would like to invest.

“The other major reason is
that the Bahamas continues to
benefit from the diversity of its
, product. There are a number of
‘available sites around the island
» for development and its loca-
tion.

“At the end of the day, once

. you get a couple of large anchor

L

- projects, more tend to follow,

like Kerzner, Four Seasons,
Baha Mar, Ginn. There’s a lot

. of projects going on that raise

io

the profile of the country as a

* place to invest.”

The survey, presented at the
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
Investment Conference

« (CHTIC) in Curacao, found
~ that 50 per cent of banking

respondents . ranked
Bahamas as having the great-
est growth potential in the
Caribbean tourism and hotel
industry, with the Turks &

,. Caicos Islands close behind.

+

The KPMG survey said: "Of
the local financial institutions

_ surveyed, half of respondents

agree that the Bahamas, with

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its historically strong tourism
product, has significant growth
potential.

“As the market for condo
hotels in the region continues
to grow, regional lenders are
becoming more optimistic about
the growth and sustainability of
such projects.

"While concerns over the US
economy and the softening of
the housing market increase,
the outlook for condo hotels is
even more optimistic than last
year, and multi-use properties
continue to grow in populari-
ty."

Among the banks and insti-
tutions that responded to the
survey were Bank of Butter-
field, FirstCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank, Royal Bank of
Canada and Scotiabank, all of

-whom have a significant pres-

ence in the Bahamas. Between
all those surveyed, they had a
total tourism sector exposure
of $2.6 billion.

Mr Townend told The Tri-
bune that while most of the
banks surveyed remained bull-
ish on the Bahamian and
Caribbean tourism industry’s
future prospects, there was a
“healthy caution”.

This was because some were
concerned about “the flatten-
ing and softening of the US
housing market”, an overbuild
of high-end, luxury residential
developments that would leave
“too much inventory coming on
to the market at once”, and the
fact that hotel occupancy lev-
els in the Bahamas and wider
region were slightly down on
2006 comparatives during the
peak season period.

Mr Townend added: “People
are seeing a lot of inventory
coming on stream in the region,
and while the growth rate in
sales may be greater than last
year, are they keeping up with
inventory?”

However, he said the con-
cerns about US housing mar-
ket softening and its impact on
the Caribbean tourism industry
were “not that great”, as much
of the weakness seen was in the
sub-prime market, which was
not likely to be major buyers of
Bahamian tourism-related resi-
dential options.

Mr Townend said the feeling
from banks and economists spo-
ken to was that the US econo-
my would be stable for another
two years, and while people
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concerns were not great.

The KPMG executive said
there was “a lot of liquidity” in
the US, Uk and Europe in
terms of surplus assets that
banks, investment banks and
private equity funds had avail-
able for investing and lending,
and while they had not tradi-

tionally looked at the Bahamas,

and Caribbean tourism indus-
try, these destinations were now
seen as offering attractive rates
of return compared to their
home markets.

These institutions were now
looking at large, mixed-use
resort projects of the type now
largely underway in the
Bahamas, and Mr Townend
said investors in this nation’s
tourism industry now had “a lot
of options when it came to pro-
ject financing”.

Tourism projects were prov-
ing attractive to institutional
investors if they were of the
right scale, attracted the right
partners, had an appropriate
level of equity invested in them,
and there wa clear exit strat-
egy, Mr Townend said, with
good distribution channels to
attract real\estate buyers and
visitors.

Tarte ne

SG Hambros provides wealth management, trust, investment and financial planning services.
We employ more than 450 people and have erieeol in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar
and the Bahamas. We are part of SG Private Banking which is the private banking arm of
Société Générale Group which employs over 120, uy people worldwide.

The individuals will be required to:
be responsible for the day-to-day are latetolIutSlah of the Portfolio Management Team
ensure that client portfolios are managed in compliance with regulatory rules
be responsible for the management of the non-discretionary portfolios and specifically
advisory portfolio and maintain contacts with such large clients as agreed with the local
management in The Bahamas
to promote cost.efficiency and adherence to spending policies across the investment
management team
a maintain an in-depth knowledge of the products and services offered by the SG Hambros

roup
to undertake continual professional development through attendance of training sessions
. organised both internally and externally

provide Continuous Professional Development training for The Bahamas staff when appropriate
to support private bankers in maintaining relationships with existing client and the development
of new business through both referrals and'new initiatives:

The role will entail supervisory and training function and ensuring that policies and procedures

are being updated and complied with by all relevant employees.

You should ideally have:
e aBachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance, and have at least 5 years’ experience in Private
Banking and Securities
e the Certified Financial Analyst designation and a Certification i in Securities and Financial
Derivatives
a good working knowledge of aoa or Spanish would be an asset
the capacity to. learn quickly and in an independent manner
a broad knowledge of banking procedures and: processes
excellent communications skills both written and verbal aay Tae Can)
a keen sense of business awareness

The position offers an attractive salary and competitive benefits package commensurate
with the level of experience and qualifications.

for the ers
hambros.com

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Applications should be submitted to the following address,

SG Hambros to arrive on or before 8th June 2007

Manager, Human Resources

SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

P.O. Box N7789

Private Banking Nassau
SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited is licensed

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Join Cititrust

(Bahamas) Limited,

TRUST OFFICER

one of the most

established trust
organizations in the

We invite outstanding
individuals, wanting to build a
career in trust and estate
management services, to be part
of our dynamic global team. You
will interact with colleagues from
around the world and across the

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to a Trust Administration Team Leader, the position is
responsible for the ongoing administration of trust and fiduciary
products and services to clients of Citi's Private Banking, Smith
Barney and International Personal Banking divisions. Key
responsibilities include liaising with Relationship Managers to.
provide information, execute transactions and resolve problems,
managing all associated risks, and, preparing and presenting
periodic administrative reviews of trust and companies. Additional
responsibilities include liaising with internal Compliance and
Business Risk Management teams and external auditors and
regulatory bodies to ensure adherence to all policies, procedures
and regulatory requirements.

world.

organization, providing
specialized services to our high

net worth clients and their

Interested Bahamian candidates
should forward a copy of their
resume by June 22, 2007 to:
Human Resources, Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-
1576, Nassau, Bahamas OR

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Law,
Business Administration, Accounting or related field and a
minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in Trust and Company
administration. STEP qualifications are an asset. Strong oral and
written communications skills, excellent organizational skills,
superior relationship management skills and an aptitude for
analyzing and solving problems are also required. Additionally,
language skills (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin) and knowledge
of 4Series are assets.

families.

Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR Email:

janice.gibson@citigroup.com

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Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited, a Citi subsidiary, a leading financial institution
with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million customers
worldwide, is seeking candidates for the positions of Project Manager and
Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Functional/Department Information

Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore trust
companies servicing non-U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channe! Islands, New Jersey and Singapore.
Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary structures. The
Technology Department supports all locations and local applications of the

business.

Project Manager

This role is responsible for all phases of the Technology Project Management
lifecycle including documenting business requirements, preparing project
plans, writing technical design documents, coordinating production support,
overseeing user acceptance testing and managing all related project estimates
and financial budgets. All projects must be designed and implemented with
full adherence to all internal technology standards and controls, information
security requirements and any related policies.

Requirements for the position include a Bachelors degree in Information
Technology or Engineering and a minimum of five years of related experience.

Additionally, Microsoft Certification MCP or higher, solid knowledge of
Oracle and SQL databases, and experience with vendor management are an
asset. Excellent Project Management skills, strong oral and written skills,
and proven leadership skills will round out the ideal candidate.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

As a senior member of the Infrastructure Team, this position will act as
Team Deputy and senior technical advisor on all infrastructure matters.
Additional responsibilities include being a primary liaison on all technology
audit-related matters, coordinating production support activities and providing
production support as required, and supporting all business applications
including SQL and Oracle specifically as it relates to server/work
station/network device support.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree in Information Technology,
5 years of related experience, sound knowledge of SQL and Oracle, expert
knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory (installation and management),
MCSA certification or higher, and, experience in a Citrix environment.
Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and superior
time management skills are also required.

u
Interested candidate should forward a copy of their resume to:

Gieselle Campbell.

Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited

P.O. Box N-1576

Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: (242) 302-8552 or

Email: gieselle.campbell @citigroup.com
Deadline for application is June 16th, 2007



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SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

COORDINATOR — MONITORING & EVALUATION

The position is to create and manage the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit
which will function within the Planning Unit of the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports & Culture. The Monitoring & Evaluation Unit will have as
its primary focus the monitoring and evaluating of outcomes which impact
the Support Programme: for Transforming Education and Training (SPTET)
and ongoing programmes specifically to:

1. Establish and manage systems for the collection, analysis, storage and
retrieval of data required to support the monitoring and evaluation of the
SPTET in the short term and meet the needs of the MOEYSC in the
longer term.

. Monitor and conduct formative evaluations of the SPTET project in
consultant with the Task Managers, Quality Assurance Coordinators, the
PMU and other key stakeholders.

. Make recommendations for the development and staffing of the Monitoring
and Evaluation function within the MOEYSC.

. Manage the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for
the SPTET project, modifying as may be necessary.

. Conduct training in monitoring and evaluation function to build capacity.

. Evaluate the performance of executing units including the Project
Management Unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Masters degree in Education, Social Sciences or Statistics.
Training in Research Methods and or Evaluation Techniques desirable
Training or use of software — Word, Excel, Power Point and SPSS
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive

no later than Friday, 15") June, 2007 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14

Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

Attention: John Haughton

IDB PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748

Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email:ihaughtonidbproject@yahoo.com



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Flag carrier |

expected to

lose $16m_

in its ‘07-‘08
financial year

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Bahamasair needs the contin-
ued support of its owner, the
Government.

“To continue to operate a
fleet with an average aircraft
age of 20 years will result in
the losses increasing exponen-
tially, with the consequence
being increasing funding by the
Government, funding which is
averaging over $25 million
each year,” Mr McCartney
said.

He added that every dollar
given to Bahamasair in the
form of government subsidies
is at the expense of many oth-
er deserving projects, with $11
million allocated to the airline
in the 2007-2008 Budget.

He said the FNM will short-
ly assist Bahamasair manage-
ment in finding a strategic part-
ner, although he was not clear
whether this would take the
form of full privatisation or
involve finding a manage-
ment/operating partner.

Mr McCartney said that
included in Bahamasair’s $20
million loss of for its year end-
ing on June 30, 2006, was $2.5
million in back pay for the
renewal of contracts for the

airline’s four unions, all of
which had expired for two
years.

“These renewed contracts
gave generous salary increases
and benefits to unions at a time
when the industry was seeking
salary cuts and other conces-
sions,” he added, in a swipe at
the Christie administration.

Mr McCartney told MPs
that Bahamasair was also fac-
ing the tremendous burden of
increased isecurity and fuel
costs.

“Bahamasair has seen its
annual fuel bill increase from
$9 million in 2001 to $21 mil-
lion in 2006, which is an
increase of over 130 per cent
with no matching increasing in
revenue,” he added. —

The airline has faced
increased competition from
low-cost carriers, which he said
had “no labour unions, [leav-
ing them with] lower operat-
ing costs and the ability to offer
lower fares.”

Mr McCartney added that
many legacy carriers have been
forced into bankruptcy and
mergers as a result, and that
the entire airline industry has
faced challenging times.

“Bahamasair has not
escaped these pressures, and
is also challenged by the
domestic charter carriers which



now operate scheduled service
into the major family island
destinations,” he said, eroding

*“Bahamasair’s market share

and negatively impacting its
revenue.

“Added to this, Mr McCart-
ney said, was the fact that
Bahamasair must operate in
low density, non-profitable
destinations in the public inter-
est.

Although the airline had
experienced several years of
revenue growth, increasing this
from $66 million in 2004 to
$73 million in 2005 and $77
million in 2006, expenses had
grown even more.

“Bahamasair’s projected rev-
enue for the year ended June
30, 2007, is the same as for
2006, and the budgeted rev-
enue for the year ended June
2008 is expected to show only
minimal growth of $1 million,”
he said.

Mr McCartney said there
will be a review of the sustain-
ability of unprofitable routes
and existing work practices.

He added that it was imper-
ative that initiatives be under-
taken in order for Bahamasair
to be rendered attractive for
private investment, and to
achieve the Government’s
objective of finding a strategic
partner for the airline.

LP

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest and oldest regional

multilateral development institution, established in 1959 to help accelerate —

economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB

is based in Washington, D.C., and is now undergoing a realignment process to

restructure the Bank so it can better fulfill its mission of contributing to economic

and social development in light of the Region’s development challenges. The
IDB is now reviewing candidates for the positions of:

Division Chiefs, Unit Chiefs and Regional
Economic Advisors

To view the specific description of each of the following positions and to apply,
please go to: www.iadb.org/hrd/vacancies.asp and access the Bank’s job@pply
system. The closing date for most vacancies is June 8, 2007.

General Requirements

¢ Master’s, “Licenciatura” or equivalent degree, in relevant discipline. Preferably
Ph.D. Some positions may request specific certifications.

¢ Minimum of 10-15 years of work experience relevant to the duties and
accountabilities of the position.

¢ Knowledge and understanding of the Region. Proven experience in similar
positions, preferably in Latin America or the Caribbean, including broad
experience, at a similar level, in coordinating multidisciplinary teams to develop
complex projects in a matrix structure environment, with strong technical
background and proven management track record.

¢ Leader and authority among peers in his/her specific discipline.

¢ Strong operational experience: track record of successfully implemented .
projects and programs.

° Proficiency in at least two of the Bank’s official languages, being one of them
English or Spanish, and preferably working knowledge of a third (languages:
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese).

¢ Strong communication and client orientation skills.

We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits plan; excellent relocation package.

Only applications which best match with the requirements of the position will
be acknowledged. You must be a citizen of one of the IDB Member Countries
in order to qualify for any type of employment at the IDB.

IDB Member Countries ¢ Argentina ° Austria * Bahamas ¢ Barbados ¢ Belgium
¢ Belize ¢ Bolivia ¢ Brazil * Canada ¢ Chile * Colombia ¢ Costa Rica * Croatia
¢ Denmark ¢ Dominican Republic ¢ Ecuador ¢ El Salvador ¢ Finland ¢ France
° Germany ¢ Guatemala * Guyana ° Haiti * Honduras ¢ Israel ¢ Italy * Jamaica
° Japan * Mexico * Netherlands ¢ Nicaragua ¢ Norway * Panama * Paraguay °
Peru ° Portugal * Republic of Korea ¢ Slovenia ¢ Spain ¢ Suriname * Sweden *
Switzerland * Trinidad & Tobago * United Kingdom ¢ United States * Uruguay
¢ Venezuela

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Freeport Taxi Company Limited
First Atlantic Realty Limited
Bahamas Developers, Limited
PAW Distributing Company Limited

Tokyo Investments Limited

Commonwealth Group of Companies Limited
Remax Realty Limited

King O’ Beef Limited

Stuart Travel Services Limited
Northern Transport Limited

FROM page 1

these people,” Mr Anderson
said.

“I think that if you’ve got a
business that’s growing and
been profitable for a while, it’s
a good opportunity to come to
market. The economy’s going
to be expanding.......

“We need to find entities
with some management skills
and good businesses to come
to market, so’investors can buy
into them and grow this econ-
omy further.”

BISX and the wider
Bahamian capital markets
have not witnessed an IPO
since Freeport Concrete came
to market in the mid-2001,
marking a six-year gap in
which no new stocks have list-
ed on the exchange. Kerzner
International was listed briefly
as a derivative Bahamian
Depository Receipt (BDR)
offering, but it was already a
New York-listed public com-
pany and was later taken pri-
vate, coming off BISX.

The only other BDR listing,
which took place subsequent
to the Freeport Concrete offer-
ing, was Consolidated Water’s.

Mr Anderson said that fol-
lowing 2001, when the Bahami-
an economy suffered from the
September 11 attacks and the
worldwide economic fallout
that followed, plus the Straw
Market fire and Hurricane
Michelle, the equity markets
in this nation slumped, bot-
toming out and beginning their
recovery in 2003-2004.

During 2005 and 2006, BISX
and ‘the capital markets
became a buyers’ market, as
purchasers swept up the excess



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supply of securities hanging
over from the post-2001 peri-
od, but now these equities have
largely all been acquired, leavy-
ing very few available for new
and existing investors.

Mr Anderson said compa-

nies looking to come to market *

via IPOs were often growth
companies, looking for capital
to fund their expansion, mean-
ing that while there might be
some risk attached, the upside
for these firms and investors
in terms of potential returns
and profits was higher.

“When you’re buying into
new companies, there;’s much
more potential for upside ear-
lier on, although there’s a lot
more risk,” Mr Anderson said.
The equity markets were also
more likely to take a long-term
view of a company’s prospects,
rather than bank lenders, who
would seek immediate pay-
back.

New IPOs would also enable
investors to diversify their
portfolios away from a heavy
reliance on financial services,
due to the glut of banks, mutu-
al funds and insurance firms

listed on BISX, Mr Anderson .

said.

Kenwood Kerr, head of
Providence Advisors, told The
Tribune that “you don’t want
IPOs for the sake of IPOs”,
adding that while most of those
that had already come to mar-
ket were quality stocks, there
had been those that had deliv-
ered negative returns for
investors to date. These would
include Abaco Markets,
Freeport Concrete and RND
Holdings.

Mr Kerr said investors
would ultimately decide
whether a stock was a good
investment or not, adding: “I

don’t know if there are
enough companies of sufficient
quality” out there that are will-
ing or ready to come to the
public.

He agreed, though, that
more quality IPOs and listings
would benefit BISX and the
wider market, deepening trad-
ing volumes and activity on the
exchange, boosting portfolio
diversification through offer-
ing more investment options,
and making BISX “mere
viable” through adding to its
revenues. /

Mr Kerr said: “The market
needs to be deeper in terms of
the volume of shares traded
and investor options. Diversi-
fication is the key.

“Certainly, the market could
do with more diversification.
Companies need to be coming
to the market, but their stories
need to be credible ones, oth-
erwise investors who are grow-
ing in sophistication will make
a decision on whether to invest
or not. There are two sides of
the coin.”





























Join Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited,

Skate World Limited
Special Venture Associates Limited

Deep Blue Energy (Bahamas) Limited formerly Nashumi
International Limited

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims against any of the
Companies listed above, as creditors, must, before close of business on Friday
the 29" day of June, 2007, send to the Joint Receiver and Manager at the
address shown below, by letter, facsimile or electronically, full particulars of the
amount and nature of their claim together with invoices, or any other documents
evidencing the same and contact information of the creditor. Failure to submit
a claim by the 29" June, 2007 may result in a loss of rights with respect to such
a claim. The Joint Receiver and Manager reserve the right to accept or reject
any claim. The Joint Receiver and Manager reserve the right to require further
evidence in support of any claim before accepting a claim. Creditors submitting
claims with sufficient and proper evidence thereof before the 29" June, 2007
will be advised in writing of whether their claim is accepted. Acceptance of
claims by the Joint Receiver and Manager does not impose any liability on the
Joint Receiver and Manager to pay such claim. Claims which are accepted
in writing by the Joint Receiver and Manager will be considered for payment
depending upon the priority of such claim and the availability of funds to meet

such claim.

Dated this 6" day of June A.D., 2007



Kevin D. Seymour

Joint Receiver and Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Regent Centre East

P.O. Box F-42682

Freeport Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 352-8471

Facsimile: (242) 352-4810

E-Mail: kevin.d.seymour@bs.pwe.com



PLEASE FORWARD RESUME TO:















Taylor Industries Ltd
P.O. Box N-4806
Nassau, Bahmas

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF NORMA LOUISE
PEARCE late of Coral Lakes, New
Providence, The Bahamas deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before 22nd June, 2007
after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which he shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on
or before 22nd June, 2007.

FITZGERALD & FITZGERALD
Attorneys for the Executor

P.O. Box CB-11173

Suite 212, Lagoon Court Building
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

one of the most
established trust

organizations in the

world.

We invite outstanding

individuals, wanting to build a

career in trust and estate

management services, to be part
of our dynamic global team. You
will interact with colleagues from
around the world and across the

organization, providing

specialized services to our high

net worth clients and their
families.

Interested Bahamian candidates
should forward a copy of their
resume by June 22, 2007 to:
Human Resources, Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-
1576, Nassau, Bahamas OR
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR Email:

janice.gibson@citigroup.com

BUSINESS RISK OFFICER .

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Business Risk Management, the position
is responsible for assisting with the implementation and ongoing
monitoring of business risk management program initiatives. Key
responsibilities ‘include ensuring that policies and procedures, as
well as legal/regulatory requirements are implemented, managed
and updated. Additional responsibilities include assisting with
internal and external audits and regulatory inspections, monitoring
mandatory training, preparation of risk management reports, and,
participation on related projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree or
professional qualification in Law or related field and a minimum of
2-4 years of related experience in Compliance, Business Risk
and/or Trust Administration. Additionally, a strong understanding
of the.local regulatory environment and of ongoing international
initiatives is required. STEP qualifications are an asset. Strong oral
and written communications skills, excellent organizational skills,
the ability to work with minimal supervision and an aptitude for
analyzing and solving problems are also required.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FREDA GUSTAVE OF #257 SOUTH
MALL DRIVE, 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
8TH day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

NOTICE

MILEPOST INVESTMENT LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



(a) MILEPOST INVESTMENT LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on June 7, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.




(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 9th day of July, 2007 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

June 8, 2007




LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

WindIne Bav
ABACO, BAGAMAS

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

¢ Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
office ,
Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment
_ Reconcile vendor statements
Data entry duties
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
1-3 years experience in a similar role

IT Support

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

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

Part-time position ‘

Construction Project Manager

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

Working knowledge of construction materials

Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

Good communication skills

e
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.

Pricing Information As Of::
ursday, 7 June 2007

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

- Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank

FROM page 1

mortar businesses.

The fourth thing you need to
do is to Plan Your Website.
There is so much you need to
get right to have an effective
website. Read my future
columns on Designing Your
Website and Implementing Your
Website for more information
on these areas.

The fifth thing you need to
do is Plan Your Client Rela-

_ tionships. If you thought cus-

tomer service was tough in
bricks and mortar businesses, it
is doubly hard to get right
online. Make sure you read my
future column, Building Client

Relationships, for more infor-
mation on this area.

The sixth thing you need to
do is to Plan Your Technology.
What type of technology will
you incorporate into your
eBusiness? What type of plat-
form, software, hosting and
security will you have? Read
my future column, Getting Your
Technology Right, for more
information on this area.

The seventh thing you need
to do is to Plan Your Marketing
Activities. A sensible way to
promote your eBusiness will be
through the traditional offline
marketing efforts, as well as a
new area of online marketing,
where your learning curve will
be at its steepest.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

ATLAC HOLDINGS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act

(No. 45 of 2000), ATLAC HOLDINGS LTD. is in

Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 30th

day of March, 2007.

Luis Pifieyria Pittaluga
Juncal 1305, 21 Floor
Montevideo,
Republica Oriental del Uruguay
Liquidator



NOTICE |

Please be informed that effective May 30, 2007
Mr. Don Gray is no longer employed with Planet

Vision ‘Holdings,

Professional
Cam-Trac and V.C. Construction and

Landscapes,
is not

authorized to transact business on behalf of the
afore-mentioned companies.

Try offline marketing meth-
ods such as public relations,
which is often an inexpensive
way to drive traffic to your web-
site. Learn how to write press
releases and you could gener-
ate free traffic to your site.
Offline marketing is dealt with
comprehensively in my previ-
ous columns on Not Under-
standing Marketing.

Try online methods to drive
traffic. There are many ways
you can drive traffic from link-
ing to pay per click, to adwords,
to adsense to viral marketing.
There is a lot to learn. Read my
future column on Building Traf-
fic for more information on this
area.

Try non-traffic eMarketing
sctivities such as copy writing,
content management and list
building to improve the sticki-
ness of your website. Read my
future column Converting Traf-
fic for more information.

Try affiliate marketing, as this
is a growing area, where you
get websites to drive traffic to
your site, and you share with

For the stories
behind the news,

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NOTICE

them the revenue generated
from their traffic. Read my
future column Becoming An
Affiliate for more information.

Finally, the last thing you
need to do is to Plan Your
Domain Name. If you can find
an easy-to-remember, catchy
domain name that explains
what you do, then customers
will remember your website and
will be more likely to visit your
site rather than a competitor’s.
There are many domain name
registration services out there.
Choose one and spend the nec-
essary time researching the best
domain name for you.

Planning your eBusiness is an
important area. Many
antipreneurs do not spend
enough time on this area. So,
in order to avoid the trap of
antipreneurship, make sure you
spend sufficient time on this
area, as it will pay large divi-
dends for your future business
success. :

NB: This column is available
as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.com.
Mark draws on 20 years of top
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He is
chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be con-
tacted at
markalexpalmer@mac.com

© Mark Palmer. All rights
reserved

NOTICE is hereby given that VINCENT JOSEPH OF MARSH
HARBOUR, 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 8TH day of JUNE,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



~DURACIONE VISTA INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the aboved-named Company
is in dissoultion, which commenced on the 7th day of
June 2007.The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box

N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

NEEDED

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified Individuals for the
position of Deputy Director of Education for
Curriculum and Supervision, beginning September
2007.

The applicant must have a Masters Degree in
Education from a recognized University, with at least
ten (10) years accumulative administrative
experience. The applicant must also be computer
literate.

Last Price Weekly Vol.
12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

|





| Only qualified applicants need apply.
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings



For further details and application forms, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority

52wk-Low

1.2907 on Sands Road at telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.
2.9038
2.3560
1.1695

11.0199

S2wk-Hi
1.3418
3.2018
6629
1.2443
11.5519

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

YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.341839"

3.2018***

2.662852**

1.244286****

11.5519%"*

Letters of application submitted with copies of Degree

Certificates, Curriculum Vitae, three references, and

em three passport size photographs, must be addressed
R006 34.47% to:

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company'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



BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 NAV KEY.
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

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

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

OIV §$ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

PIE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

MARKET TERMS

The Director Of Education
The Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas

*-1 June 2007
** - 30 April 2007
*** 31 May 2007

**** - 30 April 2007

The deadline for Application is Friday, June 29,
2007.





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Industrialist’s difficult time? (5)
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Charge for a ring? (4)

A basin of water (4)

Mend so soundly? (3)

One takes no end of a chance with
her (4)

The boss, a capital fellow (4)
Sincere explanation of

the falter (9)

Foreigners false start

at the tavern (4)

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5S Being kind is so right! (4)

6 _ Dieted unwisely but did a top job (6)

9 The man composing a
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11 Pull oneself backwards? (3)

12° Alegal right to be a foreigner (5)

13 One's deliverer is an
upright fellow (7)

15 Firewood? (3)

16 Took the chair in a rebellious
atmosphere (3)

18 High price of arson, perhaps, on the
fifth of November (6)

20 Choose from available lecturers (5)

21 A big success in Wichita, Kansas (3)

22 Much in association with Romeo (3)

23 Satisfied with what was badly fed
out (6)

25 Dad always has money
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28 Came up with a quotation from
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32 Emit upwards for a while (4)

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East South West North
1% 2¢ Pass 4¢
Pass 5¢

Opening lead — three of spades.

Assume that in a given case you
have three low clubs in dummy and
A-J-9-8 in your hand, and that your
aim is to lose only one trick in the
suit. When you lead a club. from
dummy and the next player follows
low, are you better off in the long run
to play the eight or the jack?

The answer is clear. The eight is a
far better play than the jack because
your right-hand opponent will be

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dealt Q-10-x or K-10-x twice as
often as K-Q-x.

However, in a particular case —
such as the present one — it may be
better to play the jack than the eight.
All rules have exceptions, and
today’s hand illustrates one of them.

West leads a spade against five
diamonds, and South can tell from
the bidding that East almost surely
has the ace of hearts. Consequently,
after taking the spade with the ace,
drawing a round of trumps and lead-
ing a club from dummy, East follow-
ing low, South should play the jack.

As it happens, the jack wins the
trick, and when declarer then plays
the ace and another club, he winds up
making the contract because he is
able to discard one of dummy’s
hearts on his fourth club. His only
losers are a club and a heart.

The reason declarer abandons the
usual percentage play is that he can-
not afford to lose a club trick to West
because he will then subject himself
to a killing heart return through the
king.

South’s only real chance to avoid

two heart losers is to assume that .

East has the K-Q of clubs, and he

shapes. his play to cater to that .

assumption.



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Target
uses
words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century

(1999
edition)



HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used

once only. Each must contain the

centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No

plurals

TODAY'S TARGET

Good 20; very good 30; excellent
39 (or more). Solution tomorrow.



EASY PUZZLE



ACROSS: 1, Couple 7, Disagree 8, Drag 10, Scrape 11,
Famine 14, Ice 16, Metal 17, Espy 19, Liken 21, Camel 2¢
Begin 23, Drew 26, Titan 28, Tie 29, Agents 30, Silent 31,

Opal 32, Lecturer 33, Teeter

DOWN: 1, Chaste 2, Piracy 3, Edge 4, Caramel 5, Trait 6,
Rebel 8, Drip 9, Ape 12, Men 13, Nacre 15, Mimic 18,
Sprig 19, Lag 20, Ken 21, Centaur 22, Ban 23, Dilate

24, Reel 25, Wither 26, Table 27, Teach 28,

Tip 30, Sort





ACROSS

Calls (6)

Explain (8)
Impassive (6)
Collision (5)

Male deer (4)
Canvas shelter (4)
Celebrity (4)

Aged (3)

Slightly open (4)
Melody (4)
Remove (9)
Consider (4)
Breathe heavily (4)
Friend (3)

Manner (4)

Cupid (4)

Eyepiece (4)
Coarse (5)
Procession (6)
Scents (8)

Seven musicians (6)

DOWN
1 Decree (5)

2 — Continental (5)

3 Curved structure (4)
4 Match (5)

5 Hard work (4)

6 Treble (6)

9 Plaid (6)

11 Colour (3)

Look fixedly (5)
Bands (7)
Miserable (3)
Number (3)
Stuck (6)
Complete (5)
Slippery fish (3)
Tin (3)

Injury (6)

Fish (3)
Useless (5)
Card game (5)
Feeling (5)
Final (4)
Sleeve part (4)

Dictionary

cerise coir copier copper core
corpse cosier creep crepe crisp
crop osier peer PERISCOPE
pier pierce piper pore poser
precise prep price prise prop
prose recipe repose rice ripe
rise rope rose score seer sire
soiree sore spire spore spree

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION

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peculiar event. The
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prize fund of more than 6
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loving computer millionaire Jaap ~
van Oosterom, who resides in 4
Monaco. Amber isthe name of =,
his daughter, an infant when the
tournament was launched and
now ateenager. Halfthe games,
are rapid, that’s approximately
half an hour on the clock for all
your moves, the other half are
van Oosterom’s version of
blindfold play. The GMs sit
facing a computer screen which
is empty apart from a
chessboard (no pieces shown)
and the opponent's latest move.
Well, the euros are quite an
incentive and the regular
invitees have become proficient
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JUNE 8

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20
There’s no time like the present to
take an inventory of your life, Aries.
Not happy with what you see? Make
some changes for the better. Libra is
on your side when you need help.

TAURUS -— Apr 21/May 21
That project you’ve been knee-deep in
is slowly coming to an end. However,
the results won’t be what you
expected. Don’t let your surprise show
to th8se around you.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
‘You'll get back in touch with a loved
one who’s been estranged. The meet-
ing will be one to remember, so doc-
ument it on film or video. Ask others
to witness the event.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Lack of energy will result in a sur-
plus of work for you to do. It’s best
if you muster up some strength to get
things done one at a time. Ask a
friend to help you out.

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23

There’s an adventure in store for
you, Leo, but there’s just no way of
‘knowing when it will crop up. Keep
"your calendar clear for unexpected
events this week.

| VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

You’ve struck out in the romance
department a number of times,
Virgo, but this week you’ll meet
someone special unexpectedly —
and without even trying.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Your star continues to shine at work,
Libra. Supervisors can’t say enough
nice things about the job you're
doing. Use this praise to your advan-
tage — ask for a raise.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
You haven't had much rest lately,
Scorpio, or time to yourself. Now is
the time to indulge in a little R&R.
Set out for a mini vacation to
recharge and unwind.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21

Feeling like the walls are closing

in on you, Sagittarius? Don’t 5

worry, you’re not alone. This
rough patch will resolve itself by
the end of the week.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

After a much-needed break, you’re -
ready to once again begin your hectic -
lifestyle and pace. You may want to °
enjoy a few more days of relaxation -

this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Although you feel like you’ve been
acting generously, Aquarius, others
see you as being a tad on the selfish

5

4

side. Reassess how you’ve been ~

pitching in with the workload.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20

You finally get to the heart of a
medical matter, Pisces, and find
relief. Enjoy the good news with a
night out on the town.

it’s the rapid which produces most
of the tactical finishes illustrated
by today’s puzzle. White (to move)
is just a pawn up, and af.er the
obvious 1 Qxc7 Ivanchsk would
have difficulties in converting the
advantage. Instead he found a
different sequence which quickly
forced the Dutch No! to resign.
What happened?

LEONARD BARDEN

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Re7+ wins the queen.

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Atlanta 92/33
Atlantic City 82/27
Baltimore 95/35
Boston 78/25
Buffalo 82/27
Charleston, SC 92/33
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Cleveland 84/28
Dallas 90/32
Denver 72/22
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Houston 93/33

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92/33
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59/12
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Moscow 69/20 49/9 pc
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he Free National
Movement (FNM)
M@ government’ will
review the recently amended
sports fishing catch limits,
implemented in January 2007,
to determine whether they
should remain, the Minister of
Agriculture and Fisheries said
in his contribution to the 2007-
2008 Budget debate.

Larry Cartwright told mem-
bers of the House of Assembly
that sports fishing was an
important aspect of the
Bahamian fishing industry and
its management, and the catch
limits had economic implica-
tions for local communities and
commercial fisheries, plus the
sustainability of marine
resources.

He added that the new
sports fishing limits signifi-
cantly reduced the previous
limits, and changed the restric-
tions to catch per vessel rather
than catch per person.

“In that these changes have
been perceived by foreign
boaters and some marina oper-
ators as unfair to them, as a
user group, a consultative
review of the sportfishing sec-
tor to include an improved reg-
ulatory regime is being under-
taken by my ministry and rele-
vant stakeholders. The current
regulations have been
reviewed and are being
revised,” said Mr Cartwright.

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are:

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, * Conch, from six per per-
son per day to three per vessel
per day

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and other demersal fish from’

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pounds per vessel per day
* Mahi mahi, kingfish and
-wahoo from six per person per
day to six per vessel per day
* Also, all fish retained must
have their head and tail intact
until landed ashore. This
would facilitate identification
and eliminate the production
of fillets while a vessel is at sea.

Many United States sport-
fishermen had called for a boy-
cott of the Bahamas following
the amendments, saying the

i

low limits did not justify the.

amount of money they spent
in fuel and expenses to come
here.

Russell Miller, president of
the Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion, had told Tribune Busi-
ness immediately following the
May 2 general election that the
body hoped the new govern-
ment would review the amend-
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north Long Island. The construction of a new apron without
consideration for drainage has caused back-up flooding as a
result of the recent torrential rains.”

Mr Cartwright also used his contribution to highlight some
of the measures that will be put in place under the Bahamas
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also has ministerial responsibility.

These include increased handicraft supply and training, and
expansion of the agricultural sector.

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tinue to build and maintain a database of information on the
Bahamian market, inclusive of producing business profiles.

He explained that economic profiles will also be developed on

each island, so that potential investors would be able to under-
stand the economic situation and potential of each island.

Mr Cartwright added that there were several initiatives that are
under research, including a dry coconut de-husking profile,
charcoal production, production of jams and pepper sauce pro-
files and research information on a bagging machine for agri-
cultural productions.

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A POLICE officer is to be
stripped of his uniform and
suspended for his involvement
in a case where a known drug
dealer was allowed to walk
free, The Tribune has learned.

Last night a senior police
officer said that the matter
was “raw born corruption” in
its purest form.

It is not known how much

‘money might have been
exchanged during the alleged
bribe; however as.a result of
the initial investigation
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and a magistrate, pending
bribery investigations that
The Tribune reported yester-
day.

The suspension of the mag-
istrate in particular, it was
claimed, was accomplished
after a complaint was lodged
against the magistrate and the
prosecutor, by another mag-
istrate.

Reportedly police officials
were extremely disappointed
that charges against a known
drug dealer were withdrawn
by the prosecutor. Allegedly,
more “serious” charges, other
than the ones on which the
drug dealer and other persons
were being held, were expect-

SEE page 10

Symonette: relations with
US better under the FNM

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

RELATIONS between the Bahamas and the United States
are better under the FNM government than they were under the
previous PLP administration, Deputy Prime Minister and Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette said yesterday.

The former government came under fire several times from
the FNM and other political observers, who claimed that some
of the PLP’s actions were detrimental to US/Bahamas rela-

tions.

The PLP in the past were criticised for opening a Bahamian
embassy in Cuba, of taking too long to surrender two Cuban
dentists to the US, as well as dragging out the extradition of sus-
pected drug lord Samuel “Ninety” Knowles to Florida.

In a press conference held yesterday morning at the House of

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PLP fire could
have been caused
by electrical fault

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are “leaning
towards” the conclusion that
the fire at PLP headquarters
on Saturday was caused by
an electrical fault, however
the file on the matter is cer-
tainly not closed.

This was the statement
made as a second fire erupt-
ed yesterday morning in the
same part of the building
where Saturday’s fire origi-
nated — the roof over the
front entrance — leaving
Gambier House in an even
sadder state.

“At 9.22am we received
information that a small fire
had reignited here at the
Progressive Liberal Party
headquarters. One unit
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SEE page 10



No move yet
towards possible
downgrading of

embassy in Cuba

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE has been no move
yet towards a possible down-
grade of the Bahamas
Embassy in Cuba, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette confirmed yester-
day.

Despite Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham’s statement
last year that the Bahamas
Embassy in Cuba would
immediately be “downgrad-
ed” to a consulate office if the
FNM came to office, no deci-
sions have been made in that
direction as yet.

At a press conference held
yesterday at the House of
Assembly, Mr Symonette said

SEE page 10

@ By ALISON LOWE
* Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE unexpectedly
uncovered yesterday the vic-
tims of what is believed to
have been a grizzly double-
murder on a remote farm at
the end of a dirt track leading
from Cowpen Road.

A day of unpleasant discov-
eries began when a farmer
alerted police to the body of a
"partially clothed" woman at
around 8am — bound with a
sheet and with bruises on her
face. She was found in a truck,
tipped on its side in the shal-
low waters of a large pond at
the end of the farm. Her body
was submerged.

Hours later, as searches of -

the area continued, press were
called back to the scene after a
police dog detected the bru-
tally stabbed body of a male,
considered by police to have
been in his forties, lying in
another farm storehouse hun-
dreds of feet away.

An intensive police investi-
gation has now been launched.

Police described the female
victim as of "dark complex-
ion", with a “low” haircut and
wearing "black floral
trousers." Suspicions were
raised by the fact that she was
mysteriously bound tightly
"under her armpits" with a
sheet.

Her face was bruised,
although Asst Supt Walter
Evans noted in the first press
briefing that authorities would
have to ascertain whether
these injuries were the result
of an attack, or trauma sus-
tained when the vehicle over-
turned. There were no other
obvious signs of trauma.

According to police, the
dead male fitted the descrip-
tion of a man described earli-
er by the owner of the farm
— who declined to be named
— as a resident of a small
wooden house located near
the pond where the woman’s
body was found.

It was his gold and bur-

gundy coloured GMC truck .

which was found with the first
victim’s body inside, said the
farm owner.

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the male — who had been
stabbed multiple times in his
chest, and who was clothed in
green sweatsuit pants and a
brown t-shirt — was murdered
elsewhere and his body later
deposited at that location.
The owner of the farm said
he had rented the wooden
house, surrounded by fields of

banana trees and okra plants,
to his “rasta” neighbour for
about four years, and added
that "until now, all had gone
smooth.”

Police have not yet deter-
mined the indentities of either
victim and have called on any-

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Officials present at General Assembly of the OAS

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to sustainable development
and energy.”

“What it is trying to do is
to encourage governments to
develop alternate sources of
energy and also the rational
use of existing sources of
energy, fossil fuels, etc,” she
said.

Ms Carey, accompanied
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
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General Assembly of the
OAS in Panama City, Pana-
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The three-day conference,
opened by OAS Secretary
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and Panamanian President
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together Ministers of Foreign
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focused on energy for sus-
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Mr.Symonette noted that
he met with a number of
Foreign Affairs Ministers
from the region and had
interesting talks with the
ministers from Haiti and
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Bahamas’ relations with
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American
is charged
with rape
of woman

AN American man accused
of raping a woman this week
was arraigned in Magistrate's
court on a rape charge yester-
day.

Court dockets indicate that
the accused, Scott Lago,19,
committed the offense of rape
on Tuesday June 5 2007 while at
New Providence. Lago
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One Bank Lane yesterday.
Inspector Don Bannister was
the prosecutor. Attorney Ian
Cargill represented Lago. The
accused was not required to
plead to the rape charge and
was granted cash bail in the sum
of $15,000. The case has been
adjourned to October 5 2007
which is when a trial is expected
to commence.

Three are
to be tried
for murder
of Carey

A date was set yesterday for
the commencement of a trial
into the death of local busi-
nessman Keith Carey who was
gunned down outside a bank in
2006.

Sean Brown, 29, Jamal Glin-
ton, 25, and Vaughn Carey, 32,
and are expected to stand trial
on March 24 2008. The accused
men were informed of their tri-
al date yesterday when they
appeared before Supreme
Court justice Jon Isaacs.

Keith Carey, who was the
owner of the Faith Avenue and

Carmichael Road Esso 'On the °

Run' gas station was 41 at the
time of his death. Reports sug-
gest that he was followed from
his service station on
Carmichael Road on February
27. According to police reports,
Carey was about to enter the
Bank of The Bahamas on
Tonique Williams-Darling high-
way to reportedly make a
deposit when a white Nissan
Maxima pulled up and a
masked gunman emerged and
opened fire on him. Carey later
succumb to his injuries. Attor-
neys Craig Butler and Devard
Francis are representing Glin-
ton and Carey is being repre-
sented by attorney Roger
Gomez Jr. Murder accused
Sean Brown indicated to Jus-
tice Isaacs yesterday that he
could not afford an attorney
and required the court's assis-
tance in that regard.

JFK suspect
admits to
mental
problems

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

THE alleged mastermind of a
terror plot against John F
Kennedy International Airport
gained a brief flash of notori-
ety in his native Guyana four
years ago, describing himself as
mentally disturbed after unwit-
tingly carrying cocaine in his
baggage on a trip to New York.

Russell Defreitas was fea-
tured in Guyanese news broad-
casts in May 2003 as he waged a
one-man demonstration outside
an airline he blamed for allow-
ing six packets of cocaine to be
placed in his luggage. He dis-
covered the drugs after passing
through customs, turned it over
to US authorities, and was not
arrested because they believed
it was planted, he said.

But the experience left him
in mental anguish and fear of
retribution from the traffickers
who tried to use his baggage to
smuggle the drugs, Defreitas
said — so much so that he sued
the airline, demanding com-
pensation.

The four-year-old interview
has been rebroadcast repeated-
ly this week in Guyana as peo-
ple in the South American
country puzzle over how their
native son could have organized
a plot with three other men to
blow up the airport’s fuel lines.

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@ By BRENT DEAN
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ALFRED Gray criticised
the slashing of $109,500 from
the Acklins local government
capital expenditure budget for
the coming fiscal year.

In his contribution to the
Budget debate yesterday in the
House, Mr Gray said that
instead of giving funds to
needy islands such as Acklins,
increased local government
funds have been allocated by
the new government to islands
that are more financially self-
sufficient.

As an example of this, Mr
Gray quoted the allocations
for East End, Grand Bahama
and Eight Mile Rock which
were given capital expenditure
increases of $23,500 and
$86,000 respectively.

“Those people have jobs,”
Mr Gray said, adding that
when he was minister he
attempted to ensure that “the
poorer islands by percentage

got much more than the richer
islands.”

Mr Gary also critcised the
allocations given to Marsh
Harbour and Long island as
disproportionate when con-
sidering the needs of poorer
islands such as the ones in his
constituency.

Marsh Harbour’s recurrent
expenditure allocation was
increased by $434,500 while
Long Island’s was increased by
$207,500 — though for this
island, the capital expenditure
allocation shrunk by $84,700.

Mr Gray said that if an area
such as this is in need “don’t
take away from Acklins to give
to Marsh Harbour. That would
not be right.”

Mr Gray also critcised FNM
Vice-Chairman Johnley Fer-
guson for his comments on the
review of the contract for the
school in Salina Point, Ack-
lins.

Mr Ferguson critcised the
cost of the school, which he
said had a value of more than

$3 million for just over 30 stu-
dents leading to an average
cost of nearly $80,000 per
child. Opposition Leader Per-
ry Christie challenged Mr Fer-
guson’s number stating the
building costs $2.8 million, and
that it is not only a school, but
also a hurricane shelter for the
entire community; along with
having a 400m track; sporting
facilities; and functioning as a
community centre.

Mr Gray charged that the
review of the contract for the
school is a “spiteful” act by the
FNM, as the area is a PLP
stronghold. He argued that
there is no price too high for
the children of his constituen-
cy and the contract needs to
be fulfilled.

B@ ALFRED Gray has
condemned the allocation
of funds to Acklins and
accused the FNM of being
“spiteful”

Additional funding for
computers welcomed

Pineridge MP, Kwasi
Thompson during his contri-
bution to the budget debate,
applauded the government for

roviding an additional
$250,000 for computerization
of primary schools.

He said he was also pleased
that this budget also set aside
$3.5 million for a special qual-
ity assurance programme in
the education sector whereby
participating public schools can
draw on funding to hold reme-
dial and special classes to
enable pupils to attain basic
educational standards.

“This budget keeps faith
with the people of Pineridge,
indeed the people of the
Bahamas when it comes to
education. This budget invests
in students, empowers teachers
and improves the educational
facilities in our country,” he
said.

The MP said that the per-
sons of his constituency were
deeply concerned in general
about the country’s youth.

“TI want to add to the cliché
to say that the youth are not
only our future but also our
present. I count it a privilege to
be able to articulate the con-
cerns of the youth of Piner-
idge, indeed the youth of this
country. They are concerned
about employment, assistance
with entrepreneurship, college
education, and sporting facili-
ties among other things,” he
said.

Mr Thompson pointed out
that when the Free National
Movement Government
implemented the Education
Loan Guarantee Programme
more than 2,000 young people

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to know that there will be
opportunities available for
them, that there will be assis-
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required a loan for a small
boat of his own. He com-
plained that he could not meet
the requirements of the Devel-
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many young people can come
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“This is only one example
of how our young people
become discouraged. I am so
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my constituency that our Gov-
ernment has allocated one mil-
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Crime novelist stalked on the Internet

MASSACHUSETTS novelist Patricia Corn-
well is the first to say that life has been good to
her. From small-town beginnings in the moun-
tains of North Carolina, she has gained world
fame and wealth beyond her wildest dreams
with a string of huge-selling crime.thrillers.

But dreams-come-true can have their night-
mare side, and now some of the fear a reader
finds in Cornwell’s books is showing up in her
life. She moved three times in three years and
now lives near Boston, and she seldom leaves
the house without a bodyguard. “I’ve been
stalked before,” she said in an interview, “but I
never felt there were people who wanted to
harm me.”

For the past seven years, a man has been fill-
ing websites with a relentless stream of vitriolic
accusations against Cornwell: that she is a “Jew-
hater” who follows Hitler, bribes judges, is con-
spiring to have him killed, and is under federal
investigation. He has made no direct threats,
and for a long time Cornwell ignored him. Last
month she sued him for libel, hoping to shut him
down, and Tuesday a federal judge ordered
him to pull his attacks off the Internet.

Celebrities have been. criticized, harassed,
and harangued before. What is unusual about
this case is both the persistence of the person
behind the attacks and his use of the Internet,
which has allowed him to lash out at his target
from beyond the reach of the courts. The case
also highlights a dilemma of the Internet age:
how to defend against libel when the defamer
can so easily hide.

The story began in early 2000, when Cornwell
was living in Richmond, Va. She was about to
publish “The Last Precinct,” her 11th novel
about medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, when
she learned that Leslie R. Sachs, also of Rich-
mond, was putting stickers on his self-published
novel, “The Virginia Ghost Murders,” calling it
“The must-read gothic mystery that preceded
Patricia Cornwell’s newest bestseller.” In letters
to Cornwell’s publisher and agent, Sachs — after
reading promotional material for “The Last
Precinct” — accused her of “copying” his ideas
and alleged that she “appears to have made
use of my plot and storyline.” Cornwell sued
him for libel in federal court. US District Judge
Robert E. Payne ordered Sachs to remove the
stickers and stop using her name to promote his
book.

Sachs then started a campaign of attacks,
using various websites, against Cornwell and
those he accuses of conspiring with her against
him, including “the infamous rogue judge”
Payne, his own former lawyer, the Bush admin-
istration, the FBI, the media, unidentified thugs,

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US corporations, and the legal profession.

In his online autobiography, he says he fled to
Canada in 2004 to escape “the Patricia Cornwell
gang,” then settled in Brussels, where he says he
lives as “a refugee.” As recently as May 10, he
tried to write some of his charges into Corn-
well’s biography on Wikipedia. He has tried to
sell his own attack-filled biography of the writer
to publishers, then posted it’on the Internet.
In March he posted a statement that US Attor-
ney Patrick J. Fitzgerald is investigating Corn-
well for fraud, bribery, and extortion, with
indictments likely to follow.

Fitzgerald has said there is no such investi-
gation.

Cornwell is not so much afraid of Sachs him-
self but of others who might believe his accu-
sations and come after her, though that has not
occurred. During her interview with a Globe

* reporter at her lawyer’s office in Boston, a body-

guard waited outside the door.

Though his presence in Belgium is uncon-
firmed, Sachs responded readily to e-mails.
Asked why Patrick Fitzgerald had signed a let-
ter, filed with the Richmond court, saying Corn-
well “is not now, and has not been, a subject or
a target of any investigation” by his office, Sachs
denounced the US attorney as “a political guy
serving the US corporate rulers.” Asked a few
personal questions, he fired off several bitter
rants.

Cornwell has two high-powered libel lawyers
— James W. Morris 3d of Richmond and Joan A.
Lukey of Boston — and Sachs has none. Even so,
muzzling him may be a tall order. He disdains
the US legal system and was not represented in
the Richmond court. It is not clear how Judge
Norman K. Moon’s order could be enforced
abroad or on the Internet.

Lukey intends to take Moon’s order to Inter-
net service providers and search engines, and
ask them to put up a link, so a search that turns
up Sachs’s allegations will automatically lead
to the court order that found them to be false,
rather than try to get them to remove Sachs’s
pages from the search results. Already a Google
search using “Patricia Cornwell” turns up news
stories and blog comments reflecting her side of
the battle.

And she has millions of fans..One wrote, “I
hope that the pitiable and embarrassingly inad-
equate Leslie Sachs will be held fully account-
able for the damage he’s caused Patricia Corn-.
well.” Even if she can’t shut him up, she might
be able to drown him out.

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Boston Globe — © 2007)



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EDITOR, The Tribune

‘“HOMEGOING Service for
'Eric“Muff” McGregor; Sunrise:
November 11, 1981, Sunset: May
18, 2006.”

This is without a doubt an all
too familiar story except, if you
were to consider that chrono-
logically this young man was
only 24 years of age. His true
name not used here.

I remember it like it was yes-
terday, a little baby boy saying
“Da Da, DA, DA” in front of
me and the other who under-
stands what has happened crying
his eyes out!

In fact he did not die by
God's hands who promises us
three score and ten years but by
the hands of a brutal, sadistic
ruthless and mostly selfish per-
son who does not see the error
in his ways. I know this because
he has not bothered to turn him-
self in. He perhaps claims to be a
big man who was in charge
because he was in possession of
a gun; a gun so powerful that I
can remember when I went to
see my brother at the funeral
home, he had a groove at the
top of his head which had been
as a result of a bullet passing by
to destroy his brain!

Perhaps, a reader might think
that this information is irrele-
vant but, when you consider that
May 18th is approaching, which
if you have done the math will
make one full year.and there
have been no obvious breaks in
the case, it should cause you to
think otherwise. In fact , I
remember the headline in the
papers only reminding my
father, stepmother, sisters,
brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles
and friends that their, son, broth-
er, friend, and nephew was sim-
ply.just another fatality. I say
this because I remember vividly
when, I read the papers that the
picture of the suspect was mere-
ly a headshot about the size of a
passport photo a few pages
before the end. This made me
feel like the suspect was not real-
ly supposed to be clearly seen
by the public, who could have
aided in his capture.

You want to hear another
shocking detail? Before the sus-
pect fled after shooting my
brother, he had a home being
built and since then the home
has allegedly been built. Now
just imagine that, you don't build
a home unless you plan to live in
it or sell it, and even so, wouldn't
that mean that someone active-
ly works for you and must be
getting paid some money?
Aren't houses supposed to be
inspected by officers of a partic-
ular ministry during certain
phases if this is the case?

I wonder, why hasn't there

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been any picture of this suspect
on the 'Most Wanted List',
which was just published about
two weeks ago when a suspect
on the run for three years was
just caught? The public have not
really had a chance to see this
suspect. I think you, the public,
have a right to know if this sus-
pect possibly standing behind
you on a line when you go to
pay your bills, or is walking by
the school that you children
attend, at a club where you go to
enjoy yourself, behind you at the
gas station when you're pumping
your gas, or maybe even behind
you at Wendy's or Kentucky!
Have you ever considered being
at the “Fish Fry” and someone
got really impatient and had.an
outburst? Now imagine this per-
son, only imagine this time with
a gun and only he attacks you
and shoots you because he could
intimidate you with a gun or
maybe even his conch salad was
n't just the way he likes it! |

If you feel that perhaps your
personal safety may be at risk
then do something about it.
Believe me, as long as a sus-
pected killer is on the 'prowl'
your safety is at risk. Intentional
killers are impulsive and do
things at whim. If you are a per-
son in the position to influence a
decision to report a suspect then
use that influence in the safest
possible way.

Several weeks ago, my step-
mother appeared on the talk
show “Immediate Response” to
discuss the gruesome way in
which her son was killed and
also that violence seems to be
taking this country by storm. I
stray for a bit to say that we have
not even lived five months in
this year and yet the fatalities
attributed to murder have
already escalated to an astound-
ing 30 persons.

How many more persons will
lose their lives to brutal violence
before something more is done?
Obviously what measures we are
employing now are simply just
not cutting it!

If a suspect can walk up to
another person that he doesn't
know and pull out a gun, then
shoot him at close range, so
much so that the bullet tears
through his arm, then through
his side to the point of deflating
his lungs and allowing him to
feel himself suffocating in his
own blood, what is our society
coming to? I don't write this to
make this appeal distasteful but
I want the public to just remem-
ber the last nightmare that you

up, roll out of bed, hug your
wife, mother, father, children,
and then call up your friends and
family members and make the
talk of your nightmare simply
just that 'A talk'. At least you
are able to remember it and then
forget it. Well, I can't say the
same for Eric 'Muff' McGregor.
You see, he saw his nightmare
coming, he lived it and then ‘it'
killed him!

Dear readers, our nightmares
have taken on a persona through
the form of suspects who gun
down innocent young men in
broad daylight while they go
about their daily chores and
helping out their family mem-
bers. I still do have one very
piercing question which bothers
me all the time, i.e., where are
all of these guns coming from?
Are the police too busy looking
for drugs that they are allowing
the 'Magnum 357's, 45's Mac
11's, Nine Mill Rugers, Nine Mill
Glocks, AK 47's and Nine Mill
380's to come to our streets.
These are but a few of the
‘Firearms and Ammo' on our |
streets today! I know that per-
sons concerned are working tire-
lessly, but is everyone concerned
doing their absolute best to curb
crime? Crime does concern all
of us.

It is wonderful to put a Band-
Aid on a cut but it would be
even better if the cut was pre-
vented in the first place! Even
when you think about it, a Band-
Aid cannot mend a fracture!

I close with this thought.
There are three young boys only
one of whom will ever remem-
ber his father.

The other two are too young
to understand what has hap-
pened. A mother still ponders
sorrowfully on if her son is there
or if he will come walking
through the door at any time. A
father is still in absolute shock
and numbness.

No matter how much time has
passed, you never get over losing
a son and no one, unless you
have gone through it under-
stands! I leave you with this
verse so that it tugs at your heart
enough for you to realize that
you too are a victim of violence
indirectly. The only thing is, it
probably just hasn't shocked you
enough yet.

YOU MUST DO SOME-
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In brief

Cuban
Americans
captured by
Coast Guard

THREE Cuban-American
nationals were captured by
the Coast Guard cutter Boni-
to on Tuesday.

The Royal Bahamas
Defence Force said the
Cuban nationals, suspected
of illegal smuggling, were
found in the south-west
Bahamas, near Elbow Cay.

Bonito was acting accord-
ing to a bi-lateral agreement,
the Ship Riders’ Agreement,
which allows Coast Guard
vessels with Defence Force
operatives to conduct law
enforcement operations in
Bahamian territorial waters.

More Cubans were found
when a 32-foot speedboat
was searched in the Cay Sal
area. ;

The nationals were
believed to be planning to
sumuggle illegal migrants.

Date set for
Jackie
Moxey
murder trial

A DATE was set yester-
day forthe trial relating to
the death of local softball star
Jackie Moxey.

The trial is set to begin on
March 10, 2008. Moxey was
killed in October, 2005.

Reports say Moxey, 44,
died as a result of injuries
sustained in an altercation
with a man known to her.

Ian Hutchinson, 46, who
has been charged with her
murder, is being represent-
ed by attorneys Murrio
Ducille and Tamara Taylor.
Justice Jon Isaacs will pre-
side.

Father’s Day
lunch at
Christ the

King Church

A FATHER’S Day lunch
will be held by Christ the
King Anglican Church.

The Church would like to
encourage persons to come
out at lpm on June 17th for
“an afternoon of fellowship
and fun”.

The lunch will be held a
the parish hall, Ridgeland
Park West and there will be
verious door prizes.

For further information
call 328-0435.

Dominicans
arrested for
fishing in
exclusive zone
THE Defence Force

arrested 52 men aboard two
Dominican fishing vessels on

. Wednesday afternoon for

allegedly fishing in an exclu-
sive fishery zone in the
Bahamas.

The Ana Lisa, a 55-ft fish-
ing boat and the Orion One,
a 70-ft fishing vessel, were
intercepted just west of
Ragged Island with a quanti-
ty of fish and other marine
resources onboard.

According to RBDF
reports, as the patrol craft,
HMBS Yellow Elder, under
the command of Lieutenant
Commander Gregory Brown
approached the boats, the
crew started throwing their
catch overboard, before
being arrested by defence
force authorities.

The foreign vessels and
crew are expected to arrive in
Nassau at 10am today.

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contracts before election

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

ALFRED Gray, MP for
MICAL, has admitted issuing
numerous election time con-
tracts to MICAL constituents,
an accusation made against him
during the election by FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham.

However, Mr Gray argues
that these contracts were aimed
at providing relief to impover-
ished parts of the Bahamas,
rather than to improperly influ-
ence voters. -

Mr Gray passionately defend-
ed his record yesterday in the
House, countering claims by the
FNM on the campaign trail.

“The one thing they will find
is that I did not do anything
which did not benefit my peo-
ple,” he said.

“The talk about the jobs my
ministry gave near the election
— the ministry gave them on my
authorisation,” he added.

Mr Gray said that Morton
Salt was on the verge of “col-
lapse” at the time of the elec-
tion, with numerous people
being laid off, necessitating pub-
lic intervention.

“I approached the Cabinet.
And I got Cabinet approval to
hire short-term people through-
out the Bahamas, but more par-
ticularly in the MICAL con-
stituency.

“And so when you see these
two months, three months con-
tracts, it was a stop-gap mea-
sure approved by the Cabinet,”
he said.

“They can complain as much
as they like about me. I gave it,
and Lord if I come back, I’ll do

it again,” he said.

Mr Gray added that the small
contracts came either from the
request of local government
councils, or from his observa-
tions as he manoeuvred through
his constituency.

“As I drove through my con-
stituency I saw the need and,
since time was running out for
me, I said ‘let there be paint on
that school right there,” he said.

The granting of these con-
tracts was controversial during
the last election campaign. Mr
Ingraham lashed out at Mr
Gray in Crooked Island.

Mr Ingraham told supporters
in Cabbage Hill that it is
“unthinkable” that this type of
political influence still exists in
the Bahamas.

“Your MP, and the adminis-
tration which he is running in

this part of the Bahamas, is
worse than any place else I have
been in the country,” he said.

Investigation

The current prime minister,
at the same rally, issued a warn-
ing to those who received con-
tracts, also pledging that if he
won the election, he would call
an investigation into expendi-
ture of public funds in MICAL,
implying that Mr Gray needed
to be brought to account.

“If you have a service to per-
form, and they are paying you,
do the job. But if they are giving
you public money to vote for
them, and you are taking it, eat-
ing your mutton and shutting
your mouth, then you will have
to account, just like Alfred Gray

is going to account for this mon-
ey,” he said. ,

To this date, Mr Ingraham
has not publicly stated whether
he has begun such an investi-
gation.

However, Mr Gray boldly
declared that he makes “no
apologies” for his actions.

Sources indicated that in
some of these contracts, multi-
ple contractors were selected
to, for example, paint the out-
side of small buildings, while
several others were contracted
to do repair of maintenance
work on the inside.

In further defence of the con-
tracts he issued, Mr Gray said
that in 2002 the FNM hired 300
people days before the election,
attempting to parallel his behav-
iour with that of the second
Ingraham government.

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Environmentalist calls

for action to stop
culture of dumping

# By ASHLEY THOMPSON

ENVIRONMENTALIST
Sam Duncombe said yesterday
that she was disturbed by the
mentality of younger Bahamians
who are making dumping
grounds like the one on Pineyard
Road more and more common.

Mrs Duncombe bemoaned
the fact that people were piling
up car parts, tools, and other
forms of waste and discarding
them on someone else’s prop-
erty. |

Thos showed “the lack of
basic appreciation people have
for the natural environment and
other people’s property,” Mrs
Duncombe said.

“The older generation of
Bahamians were never a nasty
people. The mentality has
developed where the citizens of
this country think it is okay to
just discard garbage at any loca-
tion. This is destructive and
leaves the island filthy”.

Mrs Duncombe complained
that some persons choose to just
drop their waste wherever they
are standing, while others go
through the process of driving it

to other locations to dump it
there. |

Other areas on the island,
such as the coastal road just west
of Orange Hill, are also suffering
from abuse of the environment,
say Mrs Duncombe.

Reef

Developments on the oppo-
site side of the road have no
wall to protect the coast from
the silt that flows into the ocean
when it rains, and this silt and
other runoff is destroying the
seven-mile barrier reef on the
northern end of New Provi-
dence.

This reef is what protects the
coast and it too needs to be
safeguarded, said Mrs Dun-
combe, who is the president of
environmental campaign group
reEarth.

And she stressed that those
who do not agree with illegal
dumping should not sit idle and
say that ‘they’ — referring to offi-
cials — need to do something
about it.

““They’ is us”, Mrs Dun-

Funds set aside
for national

youth policy

THE government is looking
at implementing a national
youth policy in a collaboration
of the private and public sec-
tors.

In the House of Assembly on
Tuesday, Minister of State for
Youth and Sports Byran Wood-
side said that $45,000 has been
provided for this process to
begin.

His comments came during
the debate on the $1.5 billion
2007/2008 Budget.

“The geographic fragmenta-
tion of our chain of islands in
the Bahamas will have a num-
ber of implications for executing
this policy,” said Mr Woodside.

“But, I am confident that with
the assistance of our partners
in youth development, a youth
policy, long overdue, will be
realised.

“We therefore intend to
review the present legislation
in place for youth, and provide
a National Youth Policy, reflect-
ing a long term strategic instru-
ment and an integrated cross
sector and coherent approach
that will serve as the coordina-
tion of youth programmes.”

In the meantime, the Minister
announced that activities asso-
ciated with National Youth
Month, normally held during
May, have been postponed to
October this year.

“In conjunction with the
Youth Department and youth
leaders, numerous events and
activities are co-ordinated to
highlight the achievements and
accomplishments of our young

people the
Bahamas.

“May 2007 presented some
unusual challenges for the
organisers and participants, due
to national demands of the gen-
eral election, the extensive
nature of coordinating proce-
dures and the class with nation-
al examinations.

“The youth leaders and my
staff therefore, determined that
a postponement of this year’s
celebrations was more practi-
cable.

“My ministry will not allow
an entire year to pass without
giving young Bahamians an
opportunity to be highlighted,
recognised and celebrated
through its annual youth march
and rally, national recognition
ceremony and Youth Parlia-
ment,” said Minister Woodside.

During October, the ministry
will also introduce a National
Youth Forum, a Youth in Busi-
ness and Professional Day, a
float parade to coincide with
National Heroes Day, and a lec-
ture series for youth leaders.

“The staff of my ministry and
youth leaders will view Octo-
ber as a test run in the first
instance, and determine if it
should be set aside or to revert
to May for these most impor-
tant celebrations,” he said.

Mr Woodside told House of
Assembly members that the
provision of $120,000 will assist
in the overall execution of
National Youth Month in New
Providence and the Family
Islands.

throughout

combe said, “We need to begin
to police ourselves”.

She said that there is a need
for an increase in community
policing of these issues.

Suggestions she made includ-
ed using equipment such as dig-
ital cameras and camera phones
to catch people in the act.

Reporting these people to the
Ministry of Environmental
Health along with this evidence
may be embarrassing for those
persons committing the crime,
but it is necessary if that is what
it takes to make people follow
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Archives to be moved.

into larger premises





@ CHARLES Maynard

THE government 1s propos-
ing to relocate the Department
of Archives from its cramped
quarters on Mackey Street to
“a suitable site” in the Glad-
stone Road area.

This was revealed in the
House of Assembly by Charles
Maynard, Minister of State for
Culture, during the 2007-2008
Budget debate.

According to Mr Maynard,
the government’s stated inten-
tion of passing a Freedom of
Information Act “has broad
implication for the Department
of Archives, which will be one
of the foremost agencies
charged with the release and
dissemination of public
records.”

He said in order to meet the

Relocation necessary as
government plans Freedom
of Information Act



forthcoming demand the
Department of Archives will
require expansion of both its
human and physical resources.

This includes additional
archivists, conservateur and
administrative and support staff,
as well as increased storage
capacity for public records.

Mr Maynard said Crown
Land has been identified in the
Gladstone Road area “that

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would eventually be a suitable
site for a new purpose archives
building.”

The minister emphasised that
the Department of Archives is
also “actively preparing” a plan
for the preservation and con-
servation of the maps and plans
that are stored at the Depart-
ment of Lands and Surveys.

New allocations have been
granted to this vital institution:

e Information Technology co-
ordination initiative $25,000.

e Expansion of archive oper-
ation $170,000.

Commenting on the Clifton
Heritage Authority, Mr May-

THE TRIBUNE







@ LADY Edith Turnguuest) is pictured opening an exhibition at
the Department of Archives in 2001. The government has
decided that larger premises to accommodate more records and

staff ‘

nard said the development of
the first phase of the Clifton
Heritage National Park “is a pri-
mary focus of this government.”

He stressed that some funda-
mental features of the park will
include a series of nature trails,
restrooms located in strategic
areas, observation decks to bet-
ter observe the ruins, and the
flora and fauna of the wetlands,
picnic areas, adequate and
secure parking lots, gift shop
and concession area.

“All facilities will be oper ated
and manned by properly uni-
formed, trained and informa-
tive personnel,” he said. “A

playground for children will be
a special feature. ‘The first phase
is anticipated for completion by
June of this year.

“The Heritage Park is
designed to offer Bahamians
and visitors alike the opportu-
nity to enjoy walks through
primeval forests, viewing a vari-
ety of Bahamian flora and birds.
Additionally, the park will offer
picnic and beach opportunities
and scenic views from the cliff
that the area is famed for. A
variety of both heritage infor-
mation and directional signs wil]
render the park very user
friendly.”

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a resident of Allen Drive, Carmichael Road, will be held
on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Golden Gates
World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road. Officiating
will be Bishop Ross L. Davis, assisted by other ministers
of the gospel. Interment will be made in The Southern
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral Home, Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.



Cherished memory will remain in the hearts of father,
Lionel Johnson Jr.; mother, Carolyn Johnson; sister,
Lynieka Collie; five brothers, Lionel II, Shawn, Edwin,
Daniel and Orlando; one nephew, Lamarque Drew Jr.;
grandparents, Edris and Lionel Johnson, Ruth Saunders
and Felton Collie; 13 aunts, Jennimae Hunt, Cherilyn
Antonio, Glenrea Sullivan, Garnell Johnson, Nicaria
Miller, Bernadette Rolle, Sestelle Wallace, Denise Fritz, Candy, Delarese, Latoya, Victori«
and Ann Collie; 11 uncles, Terrance and Prince Johnson, Percy Hunt, Eric Antonio, Patrick '
Sullivan, Neil Miller, Bernard, Edward and Alexander Saunders, Washington Wallace
and Racardo Fritz. Host of other relatives and friends including the following and their
families, Betty Bullard, Ella Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Bernard Thompso,
Michael Symonette, Richard Rolle, Rudolph Ferguson, Apostle Humphrey Ferguson,
Minister Franklyn Ferguson, Claudette Dean, Naomi Mackey, Paula Ferguson, the Moxeys
and Christine Bailey, also Kenrick Antonio, Ewonka Smith, Kevante, Kynardo, Kavaro,
Satario, Terrance, Reno, Julian and Terranique Johnson, Ashanique Anderson, Caraneksa
Farrington, Akema Smith, Alichia Miller, J'Nae, Janeil, Bernard Jr., Alexandria, Brent,
Samuel, Jasmine, Christopher, McRoy, Jadia, Kayla McKenzie and Rochelle, the family
of H. O. Nash Junior High School 9R, Hopewill Community Church, Pastor V. Johnson
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ELLIYAH MEKENNA TATE, 4

a resident of of William's Drive off Cowpen Road,
will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
at Mekaddist Ministries, Shopping Centre, Prince
Charles Drive. Officiating will be Bishop Chadwick
James I. Interment will be made in The Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road. Services have been
entruestd to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel. Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.



Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Ellison
Jr. and Diana Williams Tate; one brother, Felton Capron
Jr.; three sisters, Fatimah Capron, Mikah Anderson
and Ellesiah Tate; two grandmothers, Monica Williams
and Garnelle Lowe Holmes of Miami, Florida; two
grandfathers, Patrick williams Sr. and Ellison Tate
Sr; eight aunts, Bettyann Williams of Turks and Caricos,
Ruth Williams, Monica Williams, Linda Grace of Miami, Florida, Monique Scott, Bodie
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Venezuela
makes call
for leftist
defence pact

M@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez called for the creation
of a common defence pact
between Venezuela, Cuba, :
Nicaragua and Bolivia, while ;
the leftist Latin American
bloc announced the creation
of a development bank to
finance joint projects, accord-
ing to Associated Press. i

Chavez said Wednesday :
that the four-nation Bolivari- :
an Alternative for the Amer-
icas, or ALBA, which began
as a socialist-leaning trade
group, should cooperate mili-
tarily to become more inde-
pendent of US influence.

“It seems to be the moment
to. establish a joint defence
strategy,” Chavez said. He
called for joint military aid as
well as intelligence and coun-
terintelligence cooperation :
“to prepare our people for :
defense so that nobody makes :
any mistake with us.”

Chavez denounced coun- :
tries in the region that collab- :
orate with the United States :
on defense and security
through the Washington-
based Inter-American
Defense Board.

He said closer defence co-
operation was necessary
because of “the terrorism and
permanent aggression of the
United States.”

The countries also signed
an agreement to establish an :
ALBA development bank to }
finance joint projects. The :
bank will be active within two
months, the Venezuelan gov-
ernment said. It did not give
details on the new bank’s
funding.

Chavez ran through other :
accords being evaluated by :
the bloc in areas including ;
tourism, mining, the environ- :
ment, technology and energy.
He also said that a permanent
ALBA secretariat would soon

’ be established. :

ALBA began as an agree- :
ment between Chavez and his :
Cuban mentor, Fidel Castro,
calling for co-operation based
on socialist principles. Bolivia :
and Nicaragua later joined, :
and Ecuador is considering :
membership. :

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RESIDENTS in the Berry
Islands have become concerned
about the growing trend for
young men to own pitbulls and
the number of neglected dogs
on the streets.

As a result, Inspector James
Moss summoned the support of
The Bahamas Humane Society
and planned a public meeting
to address the issues.

The BHS flew their Inspec-
tor Percy Grant to Bimini to
address the community meet-
ing in Bullock’s Harbour.

There were so many ques-
tions and so much enthusiasm
from residents the meeting last-
ed over three hours.

Inspector Grant said: “I share
concerns over young people
keeping pitbulls as they often
have them for the wrong reasons.

“We see examples in Nassau
daily of the ‘my dog is meaner
than your dog’ syndrome and
there comes the point when
some owners want to prove it.

“Pitbulls by nature are no
more inclined to attack than
most other breeds but they are
very strong, as well as intelli-
gent, and they do the owner’s
bidding.

“It is the owner who may be
dangerous as they may either
intentionally encourage the dog
to attack or they may simply
not be capable of training such
an energetic breed.

“Dog attacks usually take
place due to the failure of irre-
sponsible people.”

Inspector Grant was invited
by principal Cleveland Ramsey
into the R N Gomez All-Age
School in Bullocks Harbour to
address students there about
responsible animal ownership.

The BHS was delighted to
accept this invitation as it has
just launched a new initiative
to get humane education mate-
rials into all Bahamian Schools.

BHS executive director Kevin
Degenhard said: “I applaud the
initiative of Inspector Moss and
principal Ramsey as children as
young as eight years old have
approached us because they
want a pitbull.

“Of course, we decline and
point them in the right direc-
tion but it is very. worrying that
there is a peer influence which
encourages children to want
what they see as mean dogs.

“This will fuel the criminal
dog-fighting sub-culture and
make this country an increas-
ingly dangerous place to live if it
is not nipped in the bud.” '

Inspector Moss said: “From
all indications and feedback
from the students it would
appear as if they were enthused
and benefited from the infor-
mation provided.”

Inspector Grant also toured
the island to see the street dog
problem first-hand.

He said: “The law is woefully
inadequate as it fails to protect
people from dangerous dogs
and it fails to protect animals
from negligent, irresponsible
people.

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A leading American Christ-
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work to make the Bahamas the
destination of choice for Chris-
tian groups and individuals
seeking vacations.

Kevin Wright, executive
director of World Religious
Travel Association (WRTA),
made the commitment directly
to Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant in a meeting at Ministry
of Tourism's Nassau headquar-
ters. WRTA is responsible for

- organising the visit of a 2,500-

person group to Nassau this
week.

The group, known as Praise-
Fest Ministries, included
celebrities who visited Nassau
schools and Her Majesty's
Prison. They also staged a free
inspirational concert at Clifford
Park, featuring gospel super-
stars Donnie McClurkin, Fred
Hammond and Nicole C
Mullen.

Mr Wright said religious
tourism is the fastest growing
segment of the travel industry,
and the Bahamas is in a good
position to benefit from millions
of travellers seeking destina-
tions compatible with their spir-
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that he believed the Bahamas will
emerge as the number one desti-
nation for religious travellers.

Linville Johnson, director of
religious tourism in the Min-
istry of Tourism, said WRT A's
extensive work with churches,
ministries and other religious
organisations puts them in a
position to bring significant
business to the Bahamas as the
ministry seeks to build religious
tourism.

“Kevin, in his capacity, will
help us to reach our goal in
increasing religious visitors,
groups and conferences,” he
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Mitchell is no longer relevant

YOUNG MAN’S VIEW

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com
www.weblogbahamas.com

T DID not come as a

surprise that certain
hopeless elements within the
PLP attempted to take a shot
at me by ordering, since last
year, that a warning letter be
sent to me (a civil servant)
demanding that I immediately



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cease to write my column,
while masquerading behind
the articles of general orders.

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to know if former public ser-
vice minister Fred Mitchell
proposes to outlaw the vic-
timisation of civil servants,
because my Own experience
suggests otherwise.

A Ministry of Education
demand/warning letter updat-
ed to May 21, and apparently
urgently served and delivered
on my job the same day, was
clearly a last-ditch effort by
the former administration to
victimise me (I had been con-
fidentially made aware of this
letter since January).

Really, when has the Min-
istry of Education or the Pub-
lic Service ministry, both slack
bureaucracies, ever delivered
so quickly?

ince The Tribune pub-

lished a story referring
to this letter, we have been
notified by very reliable
sources that the directive
came down from the Depart-
ment of Public Personnel (in
the former Ministry of the
Public Service) to the Ministry
of Education in November,
2006.

Due to unforeseen circum-
stances and extraordinary
forces, delivery of this letter
to me was stalled.

With this in mind, coupled
with the scurrilous remarks of
Fred Mitchell’s former web-
site, I have good reason to
believe that this matter was
instigated during Mr Mitchel-
I’s time at the helm of the pub-
lic service.

The letter reflects the back-
ward, underhanded thinking
and operation of some PLP
members.

It quoted general orders,
which essentially seek to for-

bid independent thought and:
open expression and create a.
civil service of nearly 25,000”

eS

mute and frightened citizens.
General orders are dracon-
ian, medieval statutes put in
place to thwart free speech,
freedom of association and
hinder public servants from
exercising their democratic,
constitutional rights. The con-
stitution guarantees my rights,
and absolutely no-one will
infringe upon them!
Entirely revising and
amending general orders and
reforming the public service

March 17, 2007 — the website
alluded to my being fired or
declared that my choice to
exercise my democratic rights
were in contravention of gen-
eral orders.

In the December 17, 2006,
edition of the web column, it
was alleged that I am worried
about being fired because I
am "attacking government
ministers in violation of the
public service rules."

I did not have a worrisome



“ Much of the blame for the
PLP’s loss rests squarely on
Mitchell and Shane Gibson,
specifically for their
unconscionable behaviour
in the weeks and months

before the general election.



must immediately be under-
taken by this new government.

Victimisation of any kind
is disgraceful and inexcusable,
and anyoné of that school of
thought should be relegated
to the political and social
abyss.

What justification is there
for people such as teachers to
be deprived of their right to
free speech, just because they
work in the public service?

On at least four occasions, a
nasty and puerile website with
Fred Mitchell associations
claimed that. I violated rules,
that disciplinary action should
be taken against me and, even
more, suggested that I should
be dismissed.

What’s more, this site has
also levelled outrageous and
libellous attacks on me, The
Tribune and several other
journalists/columnists.

On various dates -— June
006, August 13, 2006,






‘December “17, 2006, and

De

serseiey

or frightened bone in my body
about any firings then and I
do not now, so the website’s
writer/s should get their vivid
imaginations in check.

The website went on to say
that I am "trying to get into
law school and looking for
help from the government to
accomplish that."

While it is true that I am
leaving to attend law schodl, I
have never approached any-
one in any government about
any assistance.

The claims of the imagina-
tive mind/s behind the web-
site are all lies!

Last year, Fred Mitchell
ignited a hailstorm of contro-
versy after he took on the
media and seemingly attempt-
ed to muzzle free speech. Dur-
ing. his time as a government
minister, Mr Mitchell was seen
as a peripatetic political jack-

. in-the-box with what appears

to be a serious inferiority com-
plex.

I have come to see Mr
Mitchell as a rather pathetic
figure, who has’been discred-
ited politically over the last
decade and who should not
be paid any regard in the
future.

It appears that after the
PLP’s defeat, all he is left with
are his keyboard and his com-
plexes!

Mr Mitchell barely held on
to his seat (Fox Hill) and
might well have lost had there
not been about 100 spoilt bal-
lots spouting profanities
against him which had to. be.
tossed out.

t seems the voters were

so overwrought with
anger against him that they
couldn’t resist adding a com-
ment to complement their.X.
In a moral sense, Mitchell lost,
as his majority fell from 1,600
(in 2002) to 65, despite a cam-
paign in which he declared his
intention to go as low as was
necessary.

Hardly a vote of confi-
dence in someone who once
had starry-eyed, and wholly
unrealistic, ambitions of
becoming prime minister.

As a senior commentator
said a few weeks ago, Fred
Mitchell is not only unfit to
lead a country, he wouldn’t
even be a sound bet to lead a
junkanoo parade.

Much of the blame for-the
PLP’s loss rests squarely. on
Mitchell and Shane Gibson,
specifically for their uncon- .
scionable behaviour in the
weeks and months before the
general election. :

While Gibson and Mitchell
held on to their seats, other
former PLP MPs fell like
ninepins.

Many PLPs have confessed
to me their belief that Mr
Mitchell’s behaviour had dear-
ly cost their party.

This will likely be my swan-
song on Mitchell, a busted
flush who is no longer of any
significance to the Bahamas’
political process.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 9



Your look at what’s going on in your community



Benefit held to
raise funds for
cystic fibrosis

OLD Bahama Bay at Ginn
sur Mer was the host for the
recent “Mike Schmidt Winner’s
Circle Invitational,” fishing
tournament benefiting the Cys-
tic Fibrosis Foundation. More
than 150 anglers and their
guests gathered at Old Bahama
Bay’s Blue Flag marina for the
event.

Ginn sur Mer was the event’s
Gold Sponsor.

On hand for the tournament
was former Philadelphia Philly’s
player and Baseball Hall of
Famer, Mike Schmidt. When
the son of a friend passed away
due to cystic fibrosis, Schmidt
established the tournament to

promotes team members

Sandals

SANDALS Resort
announced the promotions of
three young, talented team
members. Dive Instructor, San-
tiba Delva has been promoted
to Watersports Supervisor;
Nicole Wildgoose, Assistant
Food & Beverage Manager has
been promoted to Concierge
Manager and Beverage Man-
ager, Elwood Tynes has been
promoted to Assistant Food &
Beverage Manager.

General Manager Stephen
Ziadie said he was happy to
promote from within, describing
all three recipients as deserving
individuals.

“They are equipped with
skills that are unique to them
and the duties they perform.
They have done exceptionally
well moving up the ranks with-
in the company and I am confi-
dent that given their new
responsibilities they will excel
even further.”

In October 1996, Elwood
Tynes joined Sandals Royal
Bahamian as a bartender.
Along the way he took advan-
tage of training opportunities
and in the process nabbed sev-
eral promotions, the former
being Beverage Manager. In
December 2006 he was named
Manager of the Year. At thir-
ty seven, Tynes says he will
continue to embrace all and
every opportunity he is pre-
sented with. “I will not limit
myself to one accomplish-
ment. There are a lot more
things I wish to achieve and I
feel that the sky is the limit
for me.”

Concierge Manager, Nicole

raise funds for research toward
a cure.

The Foundation aims to raise
one million dollars towards cys-
tic fibrosis research and is near-
ing this goal after successfully
raising over $900,000 over the
past six years.

“Ginn Resorts puts a premi-
um on giving back to the com-
munity. We are so pleased that
we could sponsor this event and
help those who are battling cys-
tic fibrosis,” said Ginn sur Mer
marketing director, Sabrina
Barry.

Marie Cook, acting executive
director and spokesperson for
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,

was thrilled at the reception in
West End.

According to Cook, this is the
seventh year the event has been
held in the Bahamas.

“We initially visited Walkers
Cay, moved to Freeport,
Lucaya, after the hurricanes and
now West End. Being here at
Old Bahama Bay at Ginn sur
Mer has restored the intimacy
and personal nature of the
event, bringing back the feel-
ing of camaraderie amongst the
anglers,” she explained. “We
are so grateful for the support
of Old Bahama Bay at Ginn sur
Mer.”

A non-profit, donor-spon-



PICTURED are (I-r) Santiba Delva, watersports supervisor;
Nicole Wildgoose, concierge manger and Elwood Tynes, assis-

tant food and beverage manager.

Wildgoose who Mr Ziadie
described as energetic and
always enthusiastic about her
duties says she not only plans
to introduce new ideas but
always to work closely with her
team members to ensure that
they are aware that they are just
as important as the work they
do.

“We have some great per-
sons and as a team we share
the same passion and goal -
giving our guests the best per-
sonalised experience.” Ms
Wildgoose joined Royal
Bahamian in 2002 as Environ-
mental Coordinator and was
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a PARTICIPANTS i in the ‘Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle invitational fishing tournament eatkee
for a cocktail party at the Straw Bar at Old Bahama Bay. Ginn sur Mer was a Gold Sponsor of the
event which raises funds for cystic fibrosis research.

development will serve as Ginn
Resorts’ flagship Caribbean
development.

sored organisation, the mission pavilions, a beach club and a
of the Cystic Fibrosis Founda- spa.

tion is to assure the develop- The $4.9 billion Sur Mer
ment of the means to cure and
control cystic fibrosis and to
improve the quality of life for
those with the disease.

Ginn Resorts is currently
developing Ginn sur Mer, a
2,000- acre resort community
adjacent to Old Bahama Bay
that will contain more than
4,400 condominium and hotel
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dred percent oxygen.

In 1999 he was again pro-
moted to Open Water Scuba
Instructor. He earned a Scuba
Instructor Certification and
Emergency First Responder in
2003.

In 2004 he received his Cylin-
der Inspection Instructor certi-
fication.

Mr Delva says the challenge
ahead is one he is looking for-
ward to. “It is a chance for me
to broaden my mind and lead-
ership skills in an effort to make
the Watersports Department
better and at the same time
train other team members to
also move up within the depart-
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ferent capacities, they have all
benefitted from the numerous
training initiatives. They admit
that they have been able to
hone their skills and view their
promotions as a steeping stone
to even more challenging
responsibilities ahead. “I did-
n’t have a hospitality back-
ground prior to joining Sandals,
but this is a field that is conta-
gious. You either love it or you
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difference to everyone I come
into contact with is very
rewarding,” insists Ms Wild-
goose.

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ed to be put forward. ;
“These kinds of people should not be wearing a uniform

and by no means should we have them in the middle of our
ranks,” one source said.

The sergeant in question is expected to be called before
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson on Monday to be
reprimanded and suspended. ohh

This case again highlights the need for the judiciary to be »
truly free and independent of manipulation.

Sources have complained of matters such as this for some —
time. Recently the lack of attention paid to the judicial
salary review by the former PLP government was high-
lighted as a direct cause of the perception of a non-inde-
pendent judiciary.

Matters where judges or magistrates could be bribed
because of their low or inadequate salaries is one of the
major threats to the Bahamas’ judicial system, as numerous
sources have alleged.

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of Sandillands Village and
formerly of Sandy Point,
Abaco, will be, held on
Saturday, June 9°, 2007 at
2:00 p. m. at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church, Sandy Point, Abaco.

Officiating will be Rev.
Napoleon Roberts.
Interment will follow in the
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She is survived by her Brothers: Anthony Sr., Maurice,
Wayde, Samuel, Aaron, and Jessie Bain, Sister: Ruthmae,
Sisters-in-law: Edith, Mizpah, Shenique, Kephee, and Penny
Bain, Nieces: Shanika, Antonja, Antonique, Angel, Tamara,
Mia, Tamika, Saminique, Sammone Bain, Chancey Adderley,
Akeeron, Akeelia, and Ajeh, Nephews: Anthony Jr., Maurice
Jr., Marco, Rashad, Sammeo, Aaron Jr., Carlis, and Justin,
Aunts: Minvella Lightbourne, Remilda Bain of Miami, F1.,
Rachael Garcia, Louise Hamilton, Patricia Roberts, Lorraine
Burrows, Michele Lightbourne, and Evenlyn Bain, Uncles:
Mervin Roberts, Peter Burrows, Arthur and Junior Lightbourne,
Grand Aunts: Janette Fox and Milicent Martin, Grand
Uncles:. Revie, Charles, and Ru: Cousins: , Shervin.
Donald, Jenny, Wellington, Freeman, Patricia, Leonard, Zerma
Baker, Orlene, Jimmy, Alperna, Solomon, Ross, Fletcher,
Walter, Jane, Leon, Michael, Julia, Cora, Kelly, Aniska,
Merilyn, Keith, Karen, Bonnie, David, Raquel, George, Diane,
Tashon, Mickey, Anita, Natasha, Linda, Patricia, Loretta,
Paulette, Lamanda Burrows, Arthur Jr., Akeva, and Arshelle,
Michael, Greg, Nadine, Ray, Timothy, Charles, Zelma,
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Police suspect PLP fire could have
been caused by electrical fault

FROM page one

exact area where the fire had
previously started. They pro-
ceeded to extinguish the same,”
said Supt Jeffery Deleveaux,
director of fire services.

Minor fire damage appeared
to have been done, according
to Supt. Deleveaux, however he
added that police and fire ser-
vice officials were anticipated
on the scene shortly to check
for any further “hidden fires”
in the building’s interior.

The scene looked dramatic,
however, as fire services had
been forced to knock through
concrete to get to the source of
the fire in the roof over the
entrance, in the process leaving
the lettering of the sign whi-h
had formerly read “Sir Lynden
Pindling Centre” hanging from
the partly demolished remnants
of the frontispiece.

Explaining the circumstances
leading up to the fire, Supt.
Deleveaux said: “According to
the information we received,
the power was turned on for
about two hours yesterday —
the fire could’ve been as a result
from there with slow burning
or it could have been someone
inadvertently turned the fire on
and it reignited.”

Despite declarations that the
investigation into both this and
Saturday’s incident were not
over, the officer said foul play
was not suspected in this latest
episode.

According to reports, the
minor blaze was first detected
by someone working at the



headquarters. While the indi-
vidual did not notice anything
upon arrival, at some point
between 9am and 9.30am signs
of smoke became visible, mak-
ing it appear likely that the fire
may have started after their
arrival.

Although Supt Deleveaux
suggested that the electricity
supply may have been turned
on during this period of time,
the individual was later heard
denying that this had been the
case.

The fire broke out on the
same day as a second arson
investigator from Broward
County Sheriff’s Department
arrived in New Providence to
assist Bahamian detectives.
Both investigators were on the
sc 2ne that morning, apparently
assessing the damage.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
also arrived at the headquarters
briefly, passing through the yel-
low “crime scene” tape to
inspect the damage, before
speaking for several minutes
with police and the Florida
investigators. He then left,
declining to offer comment on
the matter.

According to Supt Dele-
veaux, a decision has been
made to ensure the electrical
supply to the “very old” build-
ing remains switched off until
an electrician can be brought in
to ensure it can safely be re-
electrified.

A press conference with the
Broward County Sheriff's
Department authorities is
scheduled for today.

ese

m THE scene outside of the PLP headquarters yesterday.

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

Symonette: relations with
US better under the FNM

FROM page one

Assembly, Mr Symonette told the media that it is fair
to say that.the two countries are on better terms now
with the FNM installed as the government of the

Bahamas.

He added that the current Chargé d’ Affaires at the
US Embassy, Dr Brent Hardt, is not only a profes-
sional colleague, but also a close family friend and

neighbour.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in a press confer-
ence,last year emphasised that the.Bahamas’ most
important relationship is the one with the US.

Mr Symonette yesterday also took the opportunity
to announce that he will be part of the delegation,
headed by the prime minister, to a meeting of CARI-
COM Foreign Affairs Ministers in Washington, DC,

from June 19-21.

On Capitol Hill, Mr Symonette said, he anticipates
meeting with US President George W Bush and Sec-
retary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice.

Among the topics expected to be on the agenda
are the questions of trade and security in the region, as

well as the issue of Haiti.

Mr Symonette said there will be a lot of focus on the
security aspect, which includes the issues of drug-traf-
ficking and terrorism in the Caribbean. :

These talks come at a time when four Caribbean
. men are charged with trying to blow up New York’s
JFK airport and are suspected of having ties to an

extremist Islamic group.

A further topic expected to be discussed is the tight-
ening of regulations for the financial services sector, Mr

Symonette said.

He explained that the meeting is primarily being
called by the US with the aim of fostering relations
with the Caribbean region and to determine how
there can be more interaction between the various

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that there was no change in fund-
ing allocated to the Bahamas
‘Embassy in Cuba within the
2007/08 budget.

He also emphasised that
there will be no change in the
treatment of any country the
Bahamas currently has diplo-

Cuba.

Mr Symonette added that he
has met with Cuban Ambas-
sador Felix Wilson-Hernandez
and assured him of this.

Last year, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, as the then
leader of the opposition,
sharply criticised the PLP for
upgrading the Bahamas’ con-
sulate office in Cuba to
Embassy status

He indicated that this move
would be reversed when the
FNM came to power.

“The most critical relation-
ship the Bahamas has with a
country outside its borders is
the one with the United States
of America. We want to maih-
tain the relationship with
Cuba, Haiti and other coun-
tries in the Caribbean and the
world, but we're not going to
pul at risk our relationship to

matic relations with, including

_ No move yet towards
_ possible downgrading
of embassy in Cuba



cozy up with and be friends .

with Cuba,” he said at the
time.

Former Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell led a dele-
gation to the official opening
of the Bahamas Embassy in
Havana last summer.

At the opening ceremony,

Mr Mitchell said that an’

Embassy in Cuba “has been a
long time coming.”

“It is a symbol of the good
relations which exists between
the two countries and will

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serve to build on relations as *

we together co-operate for sta-
bility and peace throughout
our region and the world,” he
said. ‘

The Bahamas’ Ambassador
to Cuba, Carlton Wright, at
the time said that an Embassy
in Cuba was something that
the Bahamian people want
and have been requesting for a
long time.

“We have thousands of '

Bahamians who come here as

tourists. We have almost 100 |

Bahamian students here. We
have several hundred Bahami-
ans who have been the benefi-
ciaries of the Miracle Plan, the
eye operations,” Mr Wright
said.




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Governor General’s

Youth Awards given

SOME 289 Bahamians were
awarded during this year’s Gov-
ernor-General’s Youth Award
(GGYA) programme.

They were presented with
bronze and silver awards in cer-
emonies held in New Provi-
dence, Grand Bahama and
Andros.

The GGYA is an interna-
tional self-development pro-
gramme designed to equip
young people with life skills to
help them make a difference to
themselves and their communi-
ties.

To date over five million peo-
ple from over 100 countries
have been motivated to take
part in the programme’s chal-
lenges.

In the Bahamas 44 units par-
ticipated in the youth pro-
gramme.

Participants receiving their
awards in Nassau were from the
following schools: C V Bethel
High School, C 1 Gibson High
School, St Anne’s High School,
Queen’s College, Kingsway
Academy, St Augustine’s Col-
lege, St John’s High School,

' Doris Johnson High School,

Police Cadets, Nassau Christ-
ian Academy, Mt Carmel
Preparatory and 23rd Company
Boys Brigade.

In Grand Bahama: Catholic
High, Bishop Michael Eldon
High School, Jack Hayward
High School, Lucayan Interna-
tional School, St George’s High
School, St Paul’s Methodist Col-
lege and Sunland Baptist Acad-
emy.

Andros recipients were stu-
dents from North Andros High

- School and Central Andros

High School.

To achieve their respective
awards the following minimum
requirements had to be made
for the bronze award:

e Three months carrying out
a worthwhile service

e Studying a skill

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recreation activity

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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

Bahamasair
is expected to
lose $16 mil-
lion in its
2007-2008
financial year,
a $2 million
decrease from
the $18 mil-
lion. loss pro-
jected for the financial year
ending on June 30, 2007, an
improvement that is “not
enough to decrease the drain
on the public purse”.

Branville McCartney



Flag carrier
expected to
lose $16m
in its ‘07-‘08
financial year



Loss represents $2m
decrease on projected
one for current financial
year, as FNM pledges to
find strategic partner for
low-flying burden on
Bahamian taxpayers

(shown on left), minister of
state for tourism and avia-
tion, said in his contribution
to the 2007-2008 Budget
debate that in order to con-
tinue to operate its fleet,

SEE page 6





FNM to

‘rescue’

- Long Islanders
from Stella Maris
airport ‘hardship’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LARRY Cartwright, the
minister of agriculture and fish-
eries, assured Long Island res-
idents that the FNM govern-
ment will “rescue them” from
the hardship they are endur-
ing as a result of the contin-
ued closure of the Stella Maris
Airport to commercial flights.

In his Budget contribution
Mr Cartwright told his con-
stituents: “I want to assure the
people of North Long Island
that this trusting government
has already put the wheels in
motion to rescue the perishing

from the hardship they have
wndergone over the past sev-
eral months as a result of the
closure of this airport and the
absence of Bahamasair.”

Mr Cartwright said that ini-
tially work to repair the air-
port was to be done simulta-
neously with Deadman’s Cay,
including repaving, enclosure,
runway lighting and extension

of the apron. The Government .

was able to purchase the run-
way and since then, it was
repaved he said.

“To date, almost a year-and-
a-half later, emergency runway
lights only have been. installed

SEE page 12

e

‘Good opportunity’
for company IPOs

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIAN companies
looking to expand and with
sold earnings track records
have “a good opportunity to
come to market” and raise
funds through an initial pub-
lic offering (IPO), capital mar-
kets executives told The Tri-
bune, as the current sellers’
market has left plenty capital
seeking a home.

Michael Anderson, president
of the soon-to-be-renamed
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank
& Trust, said there was “defi-
nitely an oppirtunity” for cred-
ible Bahamian companies to
come to the public for capital if
they had expansion plans that
needed funding.

He pointed out that the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX) had
become very much a sellers’
market, with “very few secu-
rities available for selling” and
many share prices standing at
or close to all-ime highs.

Sellers market and
capital availability
make going public
viable for credible
Bahamian firms,
Say executives

“People just aren’t selling
and there’s too much money
chasing too few securities,” Mr
Anderson said. He added that
price/earnings ratios for most
BISX stocks were “getting to
where they should be”,
although many were still
undervalued and had not
recovered to their pre-2000 lev-
els of 15/16 times earnings on
average.

“For Bahamian companies
looking to expand and that
have a good track record over
the last few years, there’s lots
of money available to fund

SEE page 7

FOCOL Holdings
mulls stock split

BISX-listed petroleum supplier eyes three-to-one ratio, in bid to stimulate
trading activity in stock likely perceived as being too costly

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

OCOL Holdings,
the BISX-listed
petroleum prod-

ucts supplier, is |

“actively consider-
ing” a three-for-one stock split
to reduce the price of its shares
and stimulate trading activity
and volumes, The Tribune can
reveal.

Sources familiar with the sit-
uation yesterday — said
FOCOL’s Board and manage-
ment had the proposed stock
split “under very active con-
sideration”, and the initiative
“was very much on the front
burner”.

It was initially unclear
whether FOCOL was consid-
ering a three-for-one or two-
for-one stock split, but The Tri-
bune was told yesterday: that
the company was leaning
towards the former.

This would involve issuing
an extra two FOCOL shares
for every share held by current
shareholders. If the company
went ahead with this proposed
split ratio, it would increase
the number of its outstanding
and issued shares from
8,607,617 at April 27, 2007, to
25,822,851.

Stock splits are nothing new —

in the corporate world, and
have also happened in the con-
text of the Bahamian capital
markets, with both Finance

Corporation of the Bahamas -

(FINCO) and Commonwealth
Bank having peformed such
operations twice each.

Stock splits such as the one
FOCOL is contemplating are
often carried out when a com-
pany’s shareholders and poten-
tial new investors are reluctant
to trade and buy its shares,
because they believe the stock
is either overvalued or has hit
its peak valuation, or because
they believe the stock costs too
much.

Effectively, investors believe
the stock has become too
expensive to purchase and
trade, so by splitting the stock
on a three-for-one existing
share ratio, FOCOL will dra-
matically increase the supply
of issued shares.

This increased availability in
turn will have the effect of
decreasing the price the stock
is trading at, lowering the cost
of purchasing shares and thus
stimulating trading activity and
volume.

Yet.a stock split will not
dilute the value of an investor’s
existing holdings in FOCOL.
For example, if a shareholder
currently has 300 shares in the
company, priced at $17.30 on
BISX, the value of their cur-
rent holding is $5,190.

Once the three-for-one split
happens, they will now hold
900-shares priced at $5.77 each,
which again have a total val-
ue of $5,190.

“Shareholders profit if the
price goes back up,” one ana-
lyst said yesterday. “There’s
likely to be more upside
betweebn $6 to $12, than from
$17 to $21.”

FOCOL’s stock closed at
$17.30 on BISX on Wednes-

day, June 6, the highest-priced
stock on the exchange. That
price represents its 52-week or
yearly high, and is 64.8 per cent
above its 52-week low of $10.5.

This price is likely to be per-
ceived as prohibitive and too
expensive to encourage an
appropriate level of trading
activity in FOCOL’s stock. In
the context of the Bahamian
capital markets, a $5.77 per
share price resulting from a
three-for-one split is likely to
be perceived as an attractive
entry point for new investors,
and for encouraging existing
investors to buy and sell.

However, one source said
they believed FOCOL’s shares
were undervalued at $17.30 per
share, feeling it was really
worth a $23 per share stock
because there was still much
potential upside in the firm’s
newly-acquired Shell Bahamas
business. ie

“My understanding is that
it’s not a done deal,” the
source said of the proposed
FOCOL stock split. Such a
move would have to be
approved by a FOCOL Board
resolution.

FOCOL has been consider-
ing a stock split for some time,
but it has only now moved to
the top of the company’s agen-
da following the share price’s
rapid appreciation on BISX.

Notes from the company’s
2006 annual general meeting
show that investors raised the
issue of a two-for-one stock
split then, with FOCOL’s
directors advising that they
“might look at splitting shares

later” and that “many share-
holders want to purchase more
shares”. ,

Anthony Robinson, FOCOL
Holdings managing director,
told The Tribune “no com-
ment” when contacted about
the proposed share split. ;

He explained: “I can’t com-
ment on it because I would be
in breach of BISX rules.”
Franklyn Wilson, the Bahami-
an businessman who is a major
shareholder in FOCOL Hold-
ings, also declined to comment.

Mr Wilson holds an 11.9 per
cent stake in FOCOL Hold-
ings himself, and speaks for
34.5 per cent of the company’s
issued stock due to Sunshine

’ Holdings holding a further 22.6

per cent stake.

The other major investor is
Sir Albert Miller, who holds a
21.8 per cent stake.

FOCOL’s business has
grown rapidly over the past 18
months, the company having
completed the $53.96 million
purchase of Shell Bahamas
business on January 16, 2006,
changing the business’s name
to Sun Oil Ltd.

Then, on August 14, 2006,
FOCOL signed a deal to
acquire GAL Terminals, own-
ers and operators of the Texa-
co-branded Eight Mile Rock
and Lewis Yard Service Sta-
tions, for $5.25 million.

The BISX-listed company
then further strengthened its
grip on the Grand Bahama
wholesale and retail petrole-
um market a day later by
acquiring Texaco’s assets on
that island for $1.25 million.



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two. sessions in which unease |
over inflation helped push
stocks lower. Investors are con-
cerned the Fed could raise |
interest rates to combat infla- :
tion. Ss
Some @bsecvers saw the con- —
cerns about interest rates as _—
overblown, =
: “Historically, w we’ ‘re at lows,”
said Michael Church, portfolio —
manager at Church Capital
Management, referring to inter-
est rates. “I don’t think 5 per- —
cent is some sort of hard and
fast number where this market
turns. I don’t think 5 percent is
going to compel people to take
money out of equities.” —
The Russell 2000 index of ‘
smaller companies fell 15.89, or
i 189, percent, to 825,32. secre
- Declining issues outnunt-
: bered advancers by about 10 tol
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where consolidated
volume came to a heavy 3.56 bil-
lion shares compared with 2.92
billion traded Wednesday.
In overseas trading, China’s
benchmark Shanghai Compos-
_ ite Index rose 3 percent, while |
Japan’s Nikkei stock average —
‘rose 0.07 percent. Britain’s
-_- FTSE 100 closed. down 0.27 per-
-- cent, Germany’s DAX index fell -
» 1.44 percent, and ‘France’ s-
- CAC-40 fell 1.46 percent.








FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

FINANCE



BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL EDITION



10-year Treasury note yield rises above 5%

BY MADLEN READ
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Investors’ expec-
tations of an interest rate cut — and
home buyers’ hopes for cheaper
mortgages — seem to be disappear-
ing.

The yield on the Treasury’s 10-
year note passed 5 percent Thursday,
rising as high as 5.10 percent in early
afternoon trading in New York, its
highest point since mid-July. Some
market watchers say the yield is
likely to climb higher as bond prices
weaken, making it even harder for
consumers to finance home pur-
chases and for companies to borrow
money.

If the yield reaches 5.25 percent, a
five-year high, it would match the
Federal Reserve’s current benchmark
interest rate — signaling that the
market is,.in a sense, beating the cen-
tral bank to the punch in hiking rates

CONSUMER S SPENDING

If the yield reaches 5.25 percent, a five-year high, it
would match the Federal Reserve's current benchmark
interest rate — signaling that mortgage rates are rising.

to curbing inflation.

The Fed has kept rates on hold
since last summer, after about two
years of gradual increases.

Average consumers may be asking
themselves why rates are going up
now, but some market watchers are
asking themselves why they went
down in the first place and are brac-
ing for the rise to continue. The Fed
has repeated consistently that its pri-
mary goal is to lower inflation, and
because inflation has shown few
signs of ahating, central bankers feel’
hard-pressed ‘to drop rates.

“It was a bias toward tightening,
but the market didn’t reflect that,”
said Strong Capital Management

economist Jay Mueller.

Mortgage rates are rising because
they’re tied to the 10-year yield.
Although fixed mortgage rates
remain below their levels from a year
ago, they have been advancing
recently along with Treasury yields,
adding to worries about sluggish
home sales and faltering home prices.

It’s too soon to say if the trend will
continue, but investors who had high
hopes for a Fed rate cut this year are
now pricing in their reduced expecta-
tions. Economic data has been too
strong to warrant lower rates any-
time soon; despite the tepid housing
market, the job market has remained
stable, wages keep ticking up and

manufacturing activity is clawing its
way back from stagnancy.

Other Treasury issues tumbled
Thursday, too, driving up the two-
year note’s yield to 5.00 percent and
the 30-year bond’s yield to 5.18 per-
cent in early afternoon trading.

The United States isn’t alone in
rising yields. Bond yields in the Euro-
zone, Great Britain, Japan, and other
economies have advanced as central
banks around the world gradually
hike interest rates to limit inflation —
which appears to be accelerating now
as it catches up to the strong global
growth over the past few years.

On Thursday, New Zealand’s cen-
tral bank surprised markets by rais-
ing its key interest rate to a record
high 8 percent from 7.75 percent, a
day after the European Central Bank
raised its key rate to the highest level
in nearly six years and left open the
possibility of more increases.

Retailers post modest gains in May

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK Americans
shopped hesitantly in May, giving
retailers some relief from a dismal
showing in April but still raising
questions about how strong con-
sumer spending will be in the
months ahead.

As the nation’s merchants
reported results Thursday, it was
clear that higher gas prices and the
slumping housing market are affect-
ing how consumers spend. Sales
were disappointing in a cross-sec-
tion of the industry, including
Wal-Mart Stores, Macy’s and Aber-
crombie & Fitch.

“This should have been a stronger
performance because there should
have been some pent-up demand.
The weather was even nice,” said
John Morris, managing director at
Wachovia Securities. “To me, this
was a real litmus test, and retailers
failed that litmus test. It’s telling me
where the consumer stands and the
consumer is on weak legs.”

The ICSC-UBS sales tally of 51
stores rose 2.5 percent in May, down
from 4.5 percent a year earlier but a
sharp improvement from April’s
revised 1.9 percent drop. The tally is
based on same-store sales, which
reflect business at stores open at
least a year and are considered a key
indieator of a retailer’s health.

“It’s a slowing trend that we have
been seeing since February,” said
Michael P. Niemira, chief economist
at the International Council of Shop-
ping Centers. From February
through May, the index averaged a
2.2 percent same-store sales gain,
compared to the 4.1 percent average
in the same year-ago period.

MONITORING SALES

Analysts are now closely moni-
toring sales in June, the second most
important month on the retail calen-
dar behind December. But many
think the modest spending pace will
continue through the fall season.
And with no hot apparel trends



emerging, Morris believes consum-
ers have few reasons to buy. He said
sluggish demand could result in dis-



EUROPEAN UNION

counting increasing by 10 percent
later this month from the current 5
percent at the 20 mall-based apparel
stores he follows, compared to the
year-ago period.

May’s mixed performance follows
the retail industry’s worst perfor-
mance ever in April. While one-time
factors like an early Easter and rainy

weather hurt April sales, business

was so bad that it fed worries that
higher gas prices and a weaker hous-
ing market are eating away at con-
sumer spending.

WARMER WEATHER

May’s results benefited from
warmer weather and the Memorial
Day shopping weekend, which was
not included in the year-ago results.
But consumers also faced rising gas-
oline prices that topped $3.20 a gal-
lon before leveling off.

For now, however, the cutbacks
in spending appear to be contained
amid a healthy job market and solid
wage gains. The latest figures on
unemplcyment benefits released
Thursday by the Labor Department
underscored a solid job market. The
government reported that the num-
ber of Americans filing claims for
jobless benefits totaled 309,000 last
week, down by 1,000 from the previ-
ous week.

Wal-Mart had a1.1 percent same-
store sales gain, below the 1.4 per-
cent predicted by analysts surveyed
by Thomson Financial. The figtire
excluded fuel sales.

The world’s largest retailer,
which reported a 3.5 percent drop in
same-store sales in April, its worst
performance on record, continues to
struggle with its apparel and home
businesses. Store executives said
Thursday those categories won’t see
big improvements until the fourth
quarter.

Target, whose cheap chic mer-
chandise appeals to a broader shop-
per base beyond the low-income
customer, had a 5.8 percent gain in
same-store sales, slightly below the
5.9 percent estimate.

Costco had a May same-store
sales increase of 7 percent. Analysts
expected 5.6 percent.

Among moderate-price depart-
ment stores, J.C. Penney posted a 2
percent decline in same-store sales
in its department store business,
worse than the 0.3 percent gain ana-
one eet



MARK LENNIHAN/AP
DISAPPOINTING SALES: The teen sector of retail clothing stores had
disappointing results in May with many reporting a decline in sales.
Above, Anita Anderson shops at a Steve & Barry’s clothing store
Thursday in New York.

The teen sector disappointed.
Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a 5
percent drop in same-store sales,
worse than the 1.2 percent forecast.
Wet Seal had a 1.9 percent decline in
same-store sales.

New rules to cut cost of using cellphones abroad

BY AOIFE WHITE
Associated Press

‘LUXEMBOURG — Consumers
claimed a victory Thursday as EU
governments agreed to cut the cost of
using mobile phones abroad, paving
the way for a cap on roaming fees to
be introduced later this summer.

EU travelers could first notice a
difference when they slip over a bor-
der in August — their phone will
beep, telling them how much a call
home will cost. And when they
return, they could see their phone bill
cut by up to 70 percent compared to

_ the last time they phoned friends or

family from the beach.

Lawmakers and governments fast-
tracked the new rules in a record 10
months despite heavy lobbying from
telecom companies worried about
losing profits — even though lower
rates may also encourage more peo-
pie to call more often.

The prospect of pleasing voters
won over 14 EU nations that had

opposed the law last December. All
27 voted for it on Thursday.

“This is a great day for consumers
and businesses,” said EU Telecom
Commissioner Viviane Reding, the
driving force behind the change. She
has accused telecom companies of
ripping off customers by charging
unjustified and extortionate prices.

HURT FUTURE

But the telecom industry reacted
with dismay, saying retail price regu-
lation had no place in a free-market
society. It has warned that lower
roaming revenues could hurt future
investment and force companies to
raise fees in other sectors, such as for
domestic calls.

“We're talking about a precedent.
Regulating retail prices in this way is
not what free market is about,” said
David Pringle, spokesman for the
GSM Association of Europe’s mobile
phone operators. “It creates uncer-
tainty for investors because they

don’t know where the Commission
will strike next. This is going to have
a big, long-term impact.”

But Ovum telecom analyst Mat-
thew Howett said companies had
softened the blow by arguing for a
clause that gives customers two
months to opt for the new cap. And
they may eventually gain as more
people feel more free to use their
phones abroad.

“Your holidaymaker is very con-
scious of the fact that it costs money.
Businesses are the main users,” he
said.

The EU has hinted that it might
allow operators use of lower-spec-
trum frequencies, cutting their costs
since a mast would cover a larger
area.

“That would go some way to mak-
ing up for the revenues that would be
lost,” he said.

The Commission and national reg-
ulators said they would carefully
watch how call providers react to the

changes.

The new rules only cover voice
calls but the Commission warned
that it was also keeping an eye on
roaming fees for text messages or
Internet services like BlackBerry
devices. Vodafone Group PLC has
already announced a flat fee for data
roaming from July 1, although this
only applies within certain condi-
tions.

NEW STRUCTURE

The roaming cap is scheduled to
take effect June 30. Telecom compa-
nies will have one month after that to
offer customers a new pricing struc-
ture with considerably cheaper roam-
ing fees.

Mobile phone users will have
another two months to choose
whether they want to go with the
new plans or stick with their existing
contracts.

After that, they will be put on the
new contract automatically.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007, PAGE 5B

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Tourism projects ‘on radar
screen’ for top investors

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MAJOR anchor projects are
“raising the profile of the
‘Bahamas as a place to devel-
“op” in the eyes of major global
financial instsitutions, the diver-
sity of its hotel industry, prox-
imity to the US and availability
of development sites encourag-
‘ing banks to rank this nation as
-having the “greatest tourism

%

growth potential in the
-Caribbean”.
Simon Townend, the

, Bahamas-based partner:and
regional director of KPMG’s
corporate finance arm, who pre-

.sented the survey of regional

\ banks that ranked the Bahamas
“as the regional leader on

- tourism development prospects,

_told The Tribune that most
. Major institutions were either
- invested or wanted to invest in

‘tourism investment projects in
this nation.
Some 50 per cent of ther insti-

, tutions surveyed by KPMG rat-
_» ed the Bahamas as number one,
, and Mr Townend said one of
« the factors influencing this find-
’ ing was that “there’s so many

projects going on in the
Bahamas right now”
He added: “Most of the

.. financial institutions we we

a
a

spoke with have the Bahamas
on the radar screen. They are
“invested or would like to invest.

“The other major reason is
that the Bahamas continues to
benefit from the diversity of its
, product. There are a number of
‘available sites around the island
» for development and its loca-
tion.

“At the end of the day, once

. you get a couple of large anchor

L

- projects, more tend to follow,

like Kerzner, Four Seasons,
Baha Mar, Ginn. There’s a lot

. of projects going on that raise

io

the profile of the country as a

* place to invest.”

The survey, presented at the
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
Investment Conference

« (CHTIC) in Curacao, found
~ that 50 per cent of banking

respondents . ranked
Bahamas as having the great-
est growth potential in the
Caribbean tourism and hotel
industry, with the Turks &

,. Caicos Islands close behind.

+

The KPMG survey said: "Of
the local financial institutions

_ surveyed, half of respondents

agree that the Bahamas, with

the.

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its historically strong tourism
product, has significant growth
potential.

“As the market for condo
hotels in the region continues
to grow, regional lenders are
becoming more optimistic about
the growth and sustainability of
such projects.

"While concerns over the US
economy and the softening of
the housing market increase,
the outlook for condo hotels is
even more optimistic than last
year, and multi-use properties
continue to grow in populari-
ty."

Among the banks and insti-
tutions that responded to the
survey were Bank of Butter-
field, FirstCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank, Royal Bank of
Canada and Scotiabank, all of

-whom have a significant pres-

ence in the Bahamas. Between
all those surveyed, they had a
total tourism sector exposure
of $2.6 billion.

Mr Townend told The Tri-
bune that while most of the
banks surveyed remained bull-
ish on the Bahamian and
Caribbean tourism industry’s
future prospects, there was a
“healthy caution”.

This was because some were
concerned about “the flatten-
ing and softening of the US
housing market”, an overbuild
of high-end, luxury residential
developments that would leave
“too much inventory coming on
to the market at once”, and the
fact that hotel occupancy lev-
els in the Bahamas and wider
region were slightly down on
2006 comparatives during the
peak season period.

Mr Townend added: “People
are seeing a lot of inventory
coming on stream in the region,
and while the growth rate in
sales may be greater than last
year, are they keeping up with
inventory?”

However, he said the con-
cerns about US housing mar-
ket softening and its impact on
the Caribbean tourism industry
were “not that great”, as much
of the weakness seen was in the
sub-prime market, which was
not likely to be major buyers of
Bahamian tourism-related resi-
dential options.

Mr Townend said the feeling
from banks and economists spo-
ken to was that the US econo-
my would be stable for another
two years, and while people
were watching it with caution,



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Nassau Operations and has openings, at various
levels, in the following areas:

MIS
Clerical Administration
Marketing & Promotions
Inventory Control

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

1. Persons of integrity

2. Self-starters with drive and determination
3. Previous experience an asset

If you meet the above requirements and have
skills in the above disciplines, we will be pleased
to welcome you to our winning team. The
positions offer career opportunities with excellent
salary and benefits package.

Please submit your resume in confidence to:

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
P. O. BOX N-623
NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

OR

Fax: 322-6607 / 328-5902
_ Email: humanresourcesnassau @dutyfree.com






concerns were not great.

The KPMG executive said
there was “a lot of liquidity” in
the US, Uk and Europe in
terms of surplus assets that
banks, investment banks and
private equity funds had avail-
able for investing and lending,
and while they had not tradi-

tionally looked at the Bahamas,

and Caribbean tourism indus-
try, these destinations were now
seen as offering attractive rates
of return compared to their
home markets.

These institutions were now
looking at large, mixed-use
resort projects of the type now
largely underway in the
Bahamas, and Mr Townend
said investors in this nation’s
tourism industry now had “a lot
of options when it came to pro-
ject financing”.

Tourism projects were prov-
ing attractive to institutional
investors if they were of the
right scale, attracted the right
partners, had an appropriate
level of equity invested in them,
and there wa clear exit strat-
egy, Mr Townend said, with
good distribution channels to
attract real\estate buyers and
visitors.

Tarte ne

SG Hambros provides wealth management, trust, investment and financial planning services.
We employ more than 450 people and have erieeol in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar
and the Bahamas. We are part of SG Private Banking which is the private banking arm of
Société Générale Group which employs over 120, uy people worldwide.

The individuals will be required to:
be responsible for the day-to-day are latetolIutSlah of the Portfolio Management Team
ensure that client portfolios are managed in compliance with regulatory rules
be responsible for the management of the non-discretionary portfolios and specifically
advisory portfolio and maintain contacts with such large clients as agreed with the local
management in The Bahamas
to promote cost.efficiency and adherence to spending policies across the investment
management team
a maintain an in-depth knowledge of the products and services offered by the SG Hambros

roup
to undertake continual professional development through attendance of training sessions
. organised both internally and externally

provide Continuous Professional Development training for The Bahamas staff when appropriate
to support private bankers in maintaining relationships with existing client and the development
of new business through both referrals and'new initiatives:

The role will entail supervisory and training function and ensuring that policies and procedures

are being updated and complied with by all relevant employees.

You should ideally have:
e aBachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance, and have at least 5 years’ experience in Private
Banking and Securities
e the Certified Financial Analyst designation and a Certification i in Securities and Financial
Derivatives
a good working knowledge of aoa or Spanish would be an asset
the capacity to. learn quickly and in an independent manner
a broad knowledge of banking procedures and: processes
excellent communications skills both written and verbal aay Tae Can)
a keen sense of business awareness

The position offers an attractive salary and competitive benefits package commensurate
with the level of experience and qualifications.

for the ers
hambros.com

www. sg

ae

Applications should be submitted to the following address,

SG Hambros to arrive on or before 8th June 2007

Manager, Human Resources

SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

P.O. Box N7789

Private Banking Nassau
SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited is licensed

SOCIETE GENERALE GROUP under the Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act







Join Cititrust

(Bahamas) Limited,

TRUST OFFICER

one of the most

established trust
organizations in the

We invite outstanding
individuals, wanting to build a
career in trust and estate
management services, to be part
of our dynamic global team. You
will interact with colleagues from
around the world and across the

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to a Trust Administration Team Leader, the position is
responsible for the ongoing administration of trust and fiduciary
products and services to clients of Citi's Private Banking, Smith
Barney and International Personal Banking divisions. Key
responsibilities include liaising with Relationship Managers to.
provide information, execute transactions and resolve problems,
managing all associated risks, and, preparing and presenting
periodic administrative reviews of trust and companies. Additional
responsibilities include liaising with internal Compliance and
Business Risk Management teams and external auditors and
regulatory bodies to ensure adherence to all policies, procedures
and regulatory requirements.

world.

organization, providing
specialized services to our high

net worth clients and their

Interested Bahamian candidates
should forward a copy of their
resume by June 22, 2007 to:
Human Resources, Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-
1576, Nassau, Bahamas OR

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Law,
Business Administration, Accounting or related field and a
minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in Trust and Company
administration. STEP qualifications are an asset. Strong oral and
written communications skills, excellent organizational skills,
superior relationship management skills and an aptitude for
analyzing and solving problems are also required. Additionally,
language skills (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin) and knowledge
of 4Series are assets.

families.

Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR Email:

janice.gibson@citigroup.com

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yourself to a career like no other




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Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited, a Citi subsidiary, a leading financial institution
with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million customers
worldwide, is seeking candidates for the positions of Project Manager and
Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Functional/Department Information

Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore trust
companies servicing non-U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channe! Islands, New Jersey and Singapore.
Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary structures. The
Technology Department supports all locations and local applications of the

business.

Project Manager

This role is responsible for all phases of the Technology Project Management
lifecycle including documenting business requirements, preparing project
plans, writing technical design documents, coordinating production support,
overseeing user acceptance testing and managing all related project estimates
and financial budgets. All projects must be designed and implemented with
full adherence to all internal technology standards and controls, information
security requirements and any related policies.

Requirements for the position include a Bachelors degree in Information
Technology or Engineering and a minimum of five years of related experience.

Additionally, Microsoft Certification MCP or higher, solid knowledge of
Oracle and SQL databases, and experience with vendor management are an
asset. Excellent Project Management skills, strong oral and written skills,
and proven leadership skills will round out the ideal candidate.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

As a senior member of the Infrastructure Team, this position will act as
Team Deputy and senior technical advisor on all infrastructure matters.
Additional responsibilities include being a primary liaison on all technology
audit-related matters, coordinating production support activities and providing
production support as required, and supporting all business applications
including SQL and Oracle specifically as it relates to server/work
station/network device support.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree in Information Technology,
5 years of related experience, sound knowledge of SQL and Oracle, expert
knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory (installation and management),
MCSA certification or higher, and, experience in a Citrix environment.
Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and superior
time management skills are also required.

u
Interested candidate should forward a copy of their resume to:

Gieselle Campbell.

Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited

P.O. Box N-1576

Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: (242) 302-8552 or

Email: gieselle.campbell @citigroup.com
Deadline for application is June 16th, 2007



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SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

COORDINATOR — MONITORING & EVALUATION

The position is to create and manage the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit
which will function within the Planning Unit of the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports & Culture. The Monitoring & Evaluation Unit will have as
its primary focus the monitoring and evaluating of outcomes which impact
the Support Programme: for Transforming Education and Training (SPTET)
and ongoing programmes specifically to:

1. Establish and manage systems for the collection, analysis, storage and
retrieval of data required to support the monitoring and evaluation of the
SPTET in the short term and meet the needs of the MOEYSC in the
longer term.

. Monitor and conduct formative evaluations of the SPTET project in
consultant with the Task Managers, Quality Assurance Coordinators, the
PMU and other key stakeholders.

. Make recommendations for the development and staffing of the Monitoring
and Evaluation function within the MOEYSC.

. Manage the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for
the SPTET project, modifying as may be necessary.

. Conduct training in monitoring and evaluation function to build capacity.

. Evaluate the performance of executing units including the Project
Management Unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Masters degree in Education, Social Sciences or Statistics.
Training in Research Methods and or Evaluation Techniques desirable
Training or use of software — Word, Excel, Power Point and SPSS
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive

no later than Friday, 15") June, 2007 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14

Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

Attention: John Haughton

IDB PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748

Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email:ihaughtonidbproject@yahoo.com



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Flag carrier |

expected to

lose $16m_

in its ‘07-‘08
financial year

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Bahamasair needs the contin-
ued support of its owner, the
Government.

“To continue to operate a
fleet with an average aircraft
age of 20 years will result in
the losses increasing exponen-
tially, with the consequence
being increasing funding by the
Government, funding which is
averaging over $25 million
each year,” Mr McCartney
said.

He added that every dollar
given to Bahamasair in the
form of government subsidies
is at the expense of many oth-
er deserving projects, with $11
million allocated to the airline
in the 2007-2008 Budget.

He said the FNM will short-
ly assist Bahamasair manage-
ment in finding a strategic part-
ner, although he was not clear
whether this would take the
form of full privatisation or
involve finding a manage-
ment/operating partner.

Mr McCartney said that
included in Bahamasair’s $20
million loss of for its year end-
ing on June 30, 2006, was $2.5
million in back pay for the
renewal of contracts for the

airline’s four unions, all of
which had expired for two
years.

“These renewed contracts
gave generous salary increases
and benefits to unions at a time
when the industry was seeking
salary cuts and other conces-
sions,” he added, in a swipe at
the Christie administration.

Mr McCartney told MPs
that Bahamasair was also fac-
ing the tremendous burden of
increased isecurity and fuel
costs.

“Bahamasair has seen its
annual fuel bill increase from
$9 million in 2001 to $21 mil-
lion in 2006, which is an
increase of over 130 per cent
with no matching increasing in
revenue,” he added. —

The airline has faced
increased competition from
low-cost carriers, which he said
had “no labour unions, [leav-
ing them with] lower operat-
ing costs and the ability to offer
lower fares.”

Mr McCartney added that
many legacy carriers have been
forced into bankruptcy and
mergers as a result, and that
the entire airline industry has
faced challenging times.

“Bahamasair has not
escaped these pressures, and
is also challenged by the
domestic charter carriers which



now operate scheduled service
into the major family island
destinations,” he said, eroding

*“Bahamasair’s market share

and negatively impacting its
revenue.

“Added to this, Mr McCart-
ney said, was the fact that
Bahamasair must operate in
low density, non-profitable
destinations in the public inter-
est.

Although the airline had
experienced several years of
revenue growth, increasing this
from $66 million in 2004 to
$73 million in 2005 and $77
million in 2006, expenses had
grown even more.

“Bahamasair’s projected rev-
enue for the year ended June
30, 2007, is the same as for
2006, and the budgeted rev-
enue for the year ended June
2008 is expected to show only
minimal growth of $1 million,”
he said.

Mr McCartney said there
will be a review of the sustain-
ability of unprofitable routes
and existing work practices.

He added that it was imper-
ative that initiatives be under-
taken in order for Bahamasair
to be rendered attractive for
private investment, and to
achieve the Government’s
objective of finding a strategic
partner for the airline.

LP

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest and oldest regional

multilateral development institution, established in 1959 to help accelerate —

economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB

is based in Washington, D.C., and is now undergoing a realignment process to

restructure the Bank so it can better fulfill its mission of contributing to economic

and social development in light of the Region’s development challenges. The
IDB is now reviewing candidates for the positions of:

Division Chiefs, Unit Chiefs and Regional
Economic Advisors

To view the specific description of each of the following positions and to apply,
please go to: www.iadb.org/hrd/vacancies.asp and access the Bank’s job@pply
system. The closing date for most vacancies is June 8, 2007.

General Requirements

¢ Master’s, “Licenciatura” or equivalent degree, in relevant discipline. Preferably
Ph.D. Some positions may request specific certifications.

¢ Minimum of 10-15 years of work experience relevant to the duties and
accountabilities of the position.

¢ Knowledge and understanding of the Region. Proven experience in similar
positions, preferably in Latin America or the Caribbean, including broad
experience, at a similar level, in coordinating multidisciplinary teams to develop
complex projects in a matrix structure environment, with strong technical
background and proven management track record.

¢ Leader and authority among peers in his/her specific discipline.

¢ Strong operational experience: track record of successfully implemented .
projects and programs.

° Proficiency in at least two of the Bank’s official languages, being one of them
English or Spanish, and preferably working knowledge of a third (languages:
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese).

¢ Strong communication and client orientation skills.

We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits plan; excellent relocation package.

Only applications which best match with the requirements of the position will
be acknowledged. You must be a citizen of one of the IDB Member Countries
in order to qualify for any type of employment at the IDB.

IDB Member Countries ¢ Argentina ° Austria * Bahamas ¢ Barbados ¢ Belgium
¢ Belize ¢ Bolivia ¢ Brazil * Canada ¢ Chile * Colombia ¢ Costa Rica * Croatia
¢ Denmark ¢ Dominican Republic ¢ Ecuador ¢ El Salvador ¢ Finland ¢ France
° Germany ¢ Guatemala * Guyana ° Haiti * Honduras ¢ Israel ¢ Italy * Jamaica
° Japan * Mexico * Netherlands ¢ Nicaragua ¢ Norway * Panama * Paraguay °
Peru ° Portugal * Republic of Korea ¢ Slovenia ¢ Spain ¢ Suriname * Sweden *
Switzerland * Trinidad & Tobago * United Kingdom ¢ United States * Uruguay
¢ Venezuela

a
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opportunity

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Kensington International Management Company Limited

To advertise in The Tribune -
#1 newspaper in circulation,
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OTICE TO CREDIT





Freeport Taxi Company Limited
First Atlantic Realty Limited
Bahamas Developers, Limited
PAW Distributing Company Limited

Tokyo Investments Limited

Commonwealth Group of Companies Limited
Remax Realty Limited

King O’ Beef Limited

Stuart Travel Services Limited
Northern Transport Limited

FROM page 1

these people,” Mr Anderson
said.

“I think that if you’ve got a
business that’s growing and
been profitable for a while, it’s
a good opportunity to come to
market. The economy’s going
to be expanding.......

“We need to find entities
with some management skills
and good businesses to come
to market, so’investors can buy
into them and grow this econ-
omy further.”

BISX and the wider
Bahamian capital markets
have not witnessed an IPO
since Freeport Concrete came
to market in the mid-2001,
marking a six-year gap in
which no new stocks have list-
ed on the exchange. Kerzner
International was listed briefly
as a derivative Bahamian
Depository Receipt (BDR)
offering, but it was already a
New York-listed public com-
pany and was later taken pri-
vate, coming off BISX.

The only other BDR listing,
which took place subsequent
to the Freeport Concrete offer-
ing, was Consolidated Water’s.

Mr Anderson said that fol-
lowing 2001, when the Bahami-
an economy suffered from the
September 11 attacks and the
worldwide economic fallout
that followed, plus the Straw
Market fire and Hurricane
Michelle, the equity markets
in this nation slumped, bot-
toming out and beginning their
recovery in 2003-2004.

During 2005 and 2006, BISX
and ‘the capital markets
became a buyers’ market, as
purchasers swept up the excess



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supply of securities hanging
over from the post-2001 peri-
od, but now these equities have
largely all been acquired, leavy-
ing very few available for new
and existing investors.

Mr Anderson said compa-

nies looking to come to market *

via IPOs were often growth
companies, looking for capital
to fund their expansion, mean-
ing that while there might be
some risk attached, the upside
for these firms and investors
in terms of potential returns
and profits was higher.

“When you’re buying into
new companies, there;’s much
more potential for upside ear-
lier on, although there’s a lot
more risk,” Mr Anderson said.
The equity markets were also
more likely to take a long-term
view of a company’s prospects,
rather than bank lenders, who
would seek immediate pay-
back.

New IPOs would also enable
investors to diversify their
portfolios away from a heavy
reliance on financial services,
due to the glut of banks, mutu-
al funds and insurance firms

listed on BISX, Mr Anderson .

said.

Kenwood Kerr, head of
Providence Advisors, told The
Tribune that “you don’t want
IPOs for the sake of IPOs”,
adding that while most of those
that had already come to mar-
ket were quality stocks, there
had been those that had deliv-
ered negative returns for
investors to date. These would
include Abaco Markets,
Freeport Concrete and RND
Holdings.

Mr Kerr said investors
would ultimately decide
whether a stock was a good
investment or not, adding: “I

don’t know if there are
enough companies of sufficient
quality” out there that are will-
ing or ready to come to the
public.

He agreed, though, that
more quality IPOs and listings
would benefit BISX and the
wider market, deepening trad-
ing volumes and activity on the
exchange, boosting portfolio
diversification through offer-
ing more investment options,
and making BISX “mere
viable” through adding to its
revenues. /

Mr Kerr said: “The market
needs to be deeper in terms of
the volume of shares traded
and investor options. Diversi-
fication is the key.

“Certainly, the market could
do with more diversification.
Companies need to be coming
to the market, but their stories
need to be credible ones, oth-
erwise investors who are grow-
ing in sophistication will make
a decision on whether to invest
or not. There are two sides of
the coin.”





























Join Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited,

Skate World Limited
Special Venture Associates Limited

Deep Blue Energy (Bahamas) Limited formerly Nashumi
International Limited

TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims against any of the
Companies listed above, as creditors, must, before close of business on Friday
the 29" day of June, 2007, send to the Joint Receiver and Manager at the
address shown below, by letter, facsimile or electronically, full particulars of the
amount and nature of their claim together with invoices, or any other documents
evidencing the same and contact information of the creditor. Failure to submit
a claim by the 29" June, 2007 may result in a loss of rights with respect to such
a claim. The Joint Receiver and Manager reserve the right to accept or reject
any claim. The Joint Receiver and Manager reserve the right to require further
evidence in support of any claim before accepting a claim. Creditors submitting
claims with sufficient and proper evidence thereof before the 29" June, 2007
will be advised in writing of whether their claim is accepted. Acceptance of
claims by the Joint Receiver and Manager does not impose any liability on the
Joint Receiver and Manager to pay such claim. Claims which are accepted
in writing by the Joint Receiver and Manager will be considered for payment
depending upon the priority of such claim and the availability of funds to meet

such claim.

Dated this 6" day of June A.D., 2007



Kevin D. Seymour

Joint Receiver and Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Regent Centre East

P.O. Box F-42682

Freeport Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 352-8471

Facsimile: (242) 352-4810

E-Mail: kevin.d.seymour@bs.pwe.com



PLEASE FORWARD RESUME TO:















Taylor Industries Ltd
P.O. Box N-4806
Nassau, Bahmas

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF NORMA LOUISE
PEARCE late of Coral Lakes, New
Providence, The Bahamas deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before 22nd June, 2007
after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which he shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on
or before 22nd June, 2007.

FITZGERALD & FITZGERALD
Attorneys for the Executor

P.O. Box CB-11173

Suite 212, Lagoon Court Building
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

one of the most
established trust

organizations in the

world.

We invite outstanding

individuals, wanting to build a

career in trust and estate

management services, to be part
of our dynamic global team. You
will interact with colleagues from
around the world and across the

organization, providing

specialized services to our high

net worth clients and their
families.

Interested Bahamian candidates
should forward a copy of their
resume by June 22, 2007 to:
Human Resources, Cititrust
(Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-
1576, Nassau, Bahamas OR
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR Email:

janice.gibson@citigroup.com

BUSINESS RISK OFFICER .

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Business Risk Management, the position
is responsible for assisting with the implementation and ongoing
monitoring of business risk management program initiatives. Key
responsibilities ‘include ensuring that policies and procedures, as
well as legal/regulatory requirements are implemented, managed
and updated. Additional responsibilities include assisting with
internal and external audits and regulatory inspections, monitoring
mandatory training, preparation of risk management reports, and,
participation on related projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree or
professional qualification in Law or related field and a minimum of
2-4 years of related experience in Compliance, Business Risk
and/or Trust Administration. Additionally, a strong understanding
of the.local regulatory environment and of ongoing international
initiatives is required. STEP qualifications are an asset. Strong oral
and written communications skills, excellent organizational skills,
the ability to work with minimal supervision and an aptitude for
analyzing and solving problems are also required.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FREDA GUSTAVE OF #257 SOUTH
MALL DRIVE, 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
8TH day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

NOTICE

MILEPOST INVESTMENT LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



(a) MILEPOST INVESTMENT LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on June 7, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.




(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 9th day of July, 2007 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

June 8, 2007




LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

WindIne Bav
ABACO, BAGAMAS

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

¢ Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
office ,
Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment
_ Reconcile vendor statements
Data entry duties
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
1-3 years experience in a similar role

IT Support

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

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

Part-time position ‘

Construction Project Manager

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

Working knowledge of construction materials

Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

Good communication skills

e
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.

Pricing Information As Of::
ursday, 7 June 2007

Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

- Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank

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mortar businesses.

The fourth thing you need to
do is to Plan Your Website.
There is so much you need to
get right to have an effective
website. Read my future
columns on Designing Your
Website and Implementing Your
Website for more information
on these areas.

The fifth thing you need to
do is Plan Your Client Rela-

_ tionships. If you thought cus-

tomer service was tough in
bricks and mortar businesses, it
is doubly hard to get right
online. Make sure you read my
future column, Building Client

Relationships, for more infor-
mation on this area.

The sixth thing you need to
do is to Plan Your Technology.
What type of technology will
you incorporate into your
eBusiness? What type of plat-
form, software, hosting and
security will you have? Read
my future column, Getting Your
Technology Right, for more
information on this area.

The seventh thing you need
to do is to Plan Your Marketing
Activities. A sensible way to
promote your eBusiness will be
through the traditional offline
marketing efforts, as well as a
new area of online marketing,
where your learning curve will
be at its steepest.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

ATLAC HOLDINGS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act

(No. 45 of 2000), ATLAC HOLDINGS LTD. is in

Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 30th

day of March, 2007.

Luis Pifieyria Pittaluga
Juncal 1305, 21 Floor
Montevideo,
Republica Oriental del Uruguay
Liquidator



NOTICE |

Please be informed that effective May 30, 2007
Mr. Don Gray is no longer employed with Planet

Vision ‘Holdings,

Professional
Cam-Trac and V.C. Construction and

Landscapes,
is not

authorized to transact business on behalf of the
afore-mentioned companies.

Try offline marketing meth-
ods such as public relations,
which is often an inexpensive
way to drive traffic to your web-
site. Learn how to write press
releases and you could gener-
ate free traffic to your site.
Offline marketing is dealt with
comprehensively in my previ-
ous columns on Not Under-
standing Marketing.

Try online methods to drive
traffic. There are many ways
you can drive traffic from link-
ing to pay per click, to adwords,
to adsense to viral marketing.
There is a lot to learn. Read my
future column on Building Traf-
fic for more information on this
area.

Try non-traffic eMarketing
sctivities such as copy writing,
content management and list
building to improve the sticki-
ness of your website. Read my
future column Converting Traf-
fic for more information.

Try affiliate marketing, as this
is a growing area, where you
get websites to drive traffic to
your site, and you share with

For the stories
behind the news,

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them the revenue generated
from their traffic. Read my
future column Becoming An
Affiliate for more information.

Finally, the last thing you
need to do is to Plan Your
Domain Name. If you can find
an easy-to-remember, catchy
domain name that explains
what you do, then customers
will remember your website and
will be more likely to visit your
site rather than a competitor’s.
There are many domain name
registration services out there.
Choose one and spend the nec-
essary time researching the best
domain name for you.

Planning your eBusiness is an
important area. Many
antipreneurs do not spend
enough time on this area. So,
in order to avoid the trap of
antipreneurship, make sure you
spend sufficient time on this
area, as it will pay large divi-
dends for your future business
success. :

NB: This column is available
as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.com.
Mark draws on 20 years of top
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He is
chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be con-
tacted at
markalexpalmer@mac.com

© Mark Palmer. All rights
reserved

NOTICE is hereby given that VINCENT JOSEPH OF MARSH
HARBOUR, 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 8TH day of JUNE,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



~DURACIONE VISTA INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the aboved-named Company
is in dissoultion, which commenced on the 7th day of
June 2007.The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box

N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

NEEDED

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified Individuals for the
position of Deputy Director of Education for
Curriculum and Supervision, beginning September
2007.

The applicant must have a Masters Degree in
Education from a recognized University, with at least
ten (10) years accumulative administrative
experience. The applicant must also be computer
literate.

Last Price Weekly Vol.
12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

|





| Only qualified applicants need apply.
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
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For further details and application forms, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority

52wk-Low

1.2907 on Sands Road at telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.
2.9038
2.3560
1.1695

11.0199

S2wk-Hi
1.3418
3.2018
6629
1.2443
11.5519

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

YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.341839"

3.2018***

2.662852**

1.244286****

11.5519%"*

Letters of application submitted with copies of Degree

Certificates, Curriculum Vitae, three references, and

em three passport size photographs, must be addressed
R006 34.47% to:

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company'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



BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 NAV KEY.
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

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

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

OIV §$ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

PIE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

MARKET TERMS

The Director Of Education
The Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas

*-1 June 2007
** - 30 April 2007
*** 31 May 2007

**** - 30 April 2007

The deadline for Application is Friday, June 29,
2007.


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7. Musical entertainment, if nothing
else (8)

8 — Figure to train possibly
as a flier (6)

Industrialist’s difficult time? (5)
Yearn to finish up with a

six-footer (4)

Charge for a ring? (4)

A basin of water (4)

Mend so soundly? (3)

One takes no end of a chance with
her (4)

The boss, a capital fellow (4)
Sincere explanation of

the falter (9)

Foreigners false start

at the tavern (4)

|g she to blame for the rhyme? (4)
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stiff back? (3)

River winding through

the heart of Bessarabia (4)

Study Steve's stuff? (4)

Rent to the navy (4)

Taken ill, turned to crime,
apparently (5)

Last month's multi-mishap, alt for
nothing! (6)

A moving picture of strife between
leading players (4,4)
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2 — Voyage round the Pole (at a slow
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3 Properly, we should get 50 quid (4)

4 — Frailty isn’t really her name (5)

5S Being kind is so right! (4)

6 _ Dieted unwisely but did a top job (6)

9 The man composing a
patriotic song (6)

11 Pull oneself backwards? (3)

12° Alegal right to be a foreigner (5)

13 One's deliverer is an
upright fellow (7)

15 Firewood? (3)

16 Took the chair in a rebellious
atmosphere (3)

18 High price of arson, perhaps, on the
fifth of November (6)

20 Choose from available lecturers (5)

21 A big success in Wichita, Kansas (3)

22 Much in association with Romeo (3)

23 Satisfied with what was badly fed
out (6)

25 Dad always has money
for a mate (3)

28 Came up with a quotation from
Gertrude Stein (5)

30 Italian manor, maybe (5)

31 Seem to be turgid round a bend, as
a river (5)

32 Emit upwards for a while (4)

33

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have three low clubs in dummy and
A-J-9-8 in your hand, and that your
aim is to lose only one trick in the
suit. When you lead a club. from
dummy and the next player follows
low, are you better off in the long run
to play the eight or the jack?

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better to play the jack than the eight.
All rules have exceptions, and
today’s hand illustrates one of them.

West leads a spade against five
diamonds, and South can tell from
the bidding that East almost surely
has the ace of hearts. Consequently,
after taking the spade with the ace,
drawing a round of trumps and lead-
ing a club from dummy, East follow-
ing low, South should play the jack.

As it happens, the jack wins the
trick, and when declarer then plays
the ace and another club, he winds up
making the contract because he is
able to discard one of dummy’s
hearts on his fourth club. His only
losers are a club and a heart.

The reason declarer abandons the
usual percentage play is that he can-
not afford to lose a club trick to West
because he will then subject himself
to a killing heart return through the
king.

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centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No

plurals

TODAY'S TARGET

Good 20; very good 30; excellent
39 (or more). Solution tomorrow.



EASY PUZZLE



ACROSS: 1, Couple 7, Disagree 8, Drag 10, Scrape 11,
Famine 14, Ice 16, Metal 17, Espy 19, Liken 21, Camel 2¢
Begin 23, Drew 26, Titan 28, Tie 29, Agents 30, Silent 31,

Opal 32, Lecturer 33, Teeter

DOWN: 1, Chaste 2, Piracy 3, Edge 4, Caramel 5, Trait 6,
Rebel 8, Drip 9, Ape 12, Men 13, Nacre 15, Mimic 18,
Sprig 19, Lag 20, Ken 21, Centaur 22, Ban 23, Dilate

24, Reel 25, Wither 26, Table 27, Teach 28,

Tip 30, Sort





ACROSS

Calls (6)

Explain (8)
Impassive (6)
Collision (5)

Male deer (4)
Canvas shelter (4)
Celebrity (4)

Aged (3)

Slightly open (4)
Melody (4)
Remove (9)
Consider (4)
Breathe heavily (4)
Friend (3)

Manner (4)

Cupid (4)

Eyepiece (4)
Coarse (5)
Procession (6)
Scents (8)

Seven musicians (6)

DOWN
1 Decree (5)

2 — Continental (5)

3 Curved structure (4)
4 Match (5)

5 Hard work (4)

6 Treble (6)

9 Plaid (6)

11 Colour (3)

Look fixedly (5)
Bands (7)
Miserable (3)
Number (3)
Stuck (6)
Complete (5)
Slippery fish (3)
Tin (3)

Injury (6)

Fish (3)
Useless (5)
Card game (5)
Feeling (5)
Final (4)
Sleeve part (4)

Dictionary

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crop osier peer PERISCOPE
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YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION

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peculiar event. The
grandmasters play for a massive
prize fund of more than 6
€200,000, put up by the chess-
loving computer millionaire Jaap ~
van Oosterom, who resides in 4
Monaco. Amber isthe name of =,
his daughter, an infant when the
tournament was launched and
now ateenager. Halfthe games,
are rapid, that’s approximately
half an hour on the clock for all
your moves, the other half are
van Oosterom’s version of
blindfold play. The GMs sit
facing a computer screen which
is empty apart from a
chessboard (no pieces shown)
and the opponent's latest move.
Well, the euros are quite an
incentive and the regular
invitees have become proficient
at the blindfold version, though











ITS ME,
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FRIDAY
JUNE 8

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20
There’s no time like the present to
take an inventory of your life, Aries.
Not happy with what you see? Make
some changes for the better. Libra is
on your side when you need help.

TAURUS -— Apr 21/May 21
That project you’ve been knee-deep in
is slowly coming to an end. However,
the results won’t be what you
expected. Don’t let your surprise show
to th8se around you.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
‘You'll get back in touch with a loved
one who’s been estranged. The meet-
ing will be one to remember, so doc-
ument it on film or video. Ask others
to witness the event.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Lack of energy will result in a sur-
plus of work for you to do. It’s best
if you muster up some strength to get
things done one at a time. Ask a
friend to help you out.

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23

There’s an adventure in store for
you, Leo, but there’s just no way of
‘knowing when it will crop up. Keep
"your calendar clear for unexpected
events this week.

| VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

You’ve struck out in the romance
department a number of times,
Virgo, but this week you’ll meet
someone special unexpectedly —
and without even trying.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Your star continues to shine at work,
Libra. Supervisors can’t say enough
nice things about the job you're
doing. Use this praise to your advan-
tage — ask for a raise.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
You haven't had much rest lately,
Scorpio, or time to yourself. Now is
the time to indulge in a little R&R.
Set out for a mini vacation to
recharge and unwind.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21

Feeling like the walls are closing

in on you, Sagittarius? Don’t 5

worry, you’re not alone. This
rough patch will resolve itself by
the end of the week.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

After a much-needed break, you’re -
ready to once again begin your hectic -
lifestyle and pace. You may want to °
enjoy a few more days of relaxation -

this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Although you feel like you’ve been
acting generously, Aquarius, others
see you as being a tad on the selfish

5

4

side. Reassess how you’ve been ~

pitching in with the workload.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20

You finally get to the heart of a
medical matter, Pisces, and find
relief. Enjoy the good news with a
night out on the town.

it’s the rapid which produces most
of the tactical finishes illustrated
by today’s puzzle. White (to move)
is just a pawn up, and af.er the
obvious 1 Qxc7 Ivanchsk would
have difficulties in converting the
advantage. Instead he found a
different sequence which quickly
forced the Dutch No! to resign.
What happened?

LEONARD BARDEN

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Chess solution 8379: | Re8! Kg7 2 NeG6+! fxe6 3

Re7+ wins the queen.

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Anchorage 59/15
Atlanta 92/33
Atlantic City 82/27
Baltimore 95/35
Boston 78/25
Buffalo 82/27
Charleston, SC 92/33
Chicago 72/22
Cleveland 84/28
Dallas 90/32
Denver 72/22
Detroit 82/27
Honolulu 88/31
Houston 93/33

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46/7
69/20
67/19
68/20
58/14
55/12
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73/22
91/32
77/25
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91/32
85/29
77/25
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47/8
67/9
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92/33
78/25
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89/31
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89/31
90/32
87/30
72/22
90/32
86/30
90/32
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56/13.

70/21

59/12
63/17
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56/13
72/22
64/17
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Salt Lake City 70/21
San Antonio 92/33
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High: 88° F/31°C
Low: 74° F/23°C
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Buenos Aires 59/15 50/10 pc
Cairo 91/32 68/20 s
Gait 97/36 84/28



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d 88/31 75/23
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- Ankara, Turkey 7125. 467
Athens _ 79/26 66/18 pc
Auckland 60/15 48/8 pc.
Bangkok 95/35 80/26 t
Jado 84/28 75/23 ¢
75/23 64/17 s

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82/27 70/21 t
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Haval 86/30 72/22 pc”
Helsinki T7125 | 55/12 pe
- Islamabad 105/40 84/28 s
stanbul. 7/25 63/17 po.
Jerusalem 75/23 56/13 s
Johannesburg. 55/12 8B
Kingston 90/32 79/26 t
Linas oe e447 S7A3 po |
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Madrid SPSS 9182 = 50/15 pe
Manila 88/31 79/26 pc
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Monterrey 100/37 75/23 pc
Montreal — 82/27 S73 t --
Moscow 69/20 49/9 pc
Munich 2 T9RG S4l2ope.
Nairobi 79/26 54/12 pc
New Delhi 411/43" 91/82 s —
Oslo 77/25 59/15 s
Pati: ee POG S 59/15 pe
Prague 86/30 61/16 pc
Rio de Janeiro 81/27. 72/22 pe
Riyadh 103/39. 79/26 s
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St. Thomas 88/31 78/25 pe
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San Salvador 88/31 70/21 pc
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Santo Domingo 90/32 .75/23 pc
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Stockholm 78/25. 60/15 pe.
Sydney 5713 56/13 Fr
Taip Se B48 523 be
Tokyo 74/23 62/16 pc
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Trinidad 90/32 68/20 pc
Vancouver (ast(‘étCS H7AND 5B pc
Vienna . 85/29 67/19 pc
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86/30 77/25 t
75/23 61/16 pc
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73/22 73/22 s
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88/31 63/17 pc
77/25 68/20 t
65/18 46/7 ©
75/23 57/13 t
88/31 66/18 pc
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99/37 79/26 s
97/36 87/30 t-
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84/28 59/15 t
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80/26 67A9 s
81/27 62/16 s
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87/30 79/26 t
67/49 57/13 pe
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79/26 52/11 £
95/35 73/22 c
73/22 52/11 pe
65/18 42/5 pc
85/29 60/15 pe
77/25 54/12 pe
112/44 94/34 s—
81/27 61/16 pc
82/27 59/15 pe
87/30 61/16 pc
84/28 72/22 s
101/38 80/26 s
81/27. 63/17 pc
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86/30 72/22 t
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85/29 72/22 ¢
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75/23 61/16 pc
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59/15 55/12 ro
84/28 72/22 t ~
72/22 63/17 pe
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he Free National
Movement (FNM)
M@ government’ will
review the recently amended
sports fishing catch limits,
implemented in January 2007,
to determine whether they
should remain, the Minister of
Agriculture and Fisheries said
in his contribution to the 2007-
2008 Budget debate.

Larry Cartwright told mem-
bers of the House of Assembly
that sports fishing was an
important aspect of the
Bahamian fishing industry and
its management, and the catch
limits had economic implica-
tions for local communities and
commercial fisheries, plus the
sustainability of marine
resources.

He added that the new
sports fishing limits signifi-
cantly reduced the previous
limits, and changed the restric-
tions to catch per vessel rather
than catch per person.

“In that these changes have
been perceived by foreign
boaters and some marina oper-
ators as unfair to them, as a
user group, a consultative
review of the sportfishing sec-
tor to include an improved reg-
ulatory regime is being under-
taken by my ministry and rele-
vant stakeholders. The current
regulations have been
reviewed and are being
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Currently, the limits estab-
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, * Conch, from six per per-
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* Mahi mahi, kingfish and
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day to six per vessel per day
* Also, all fish retained must
have their head and tail intact
until landed ashore. This
would facilitate identification
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of fillets while a vessel is at sea.

Many United States sport-
fishermen had called for a boy-
cott of the Bahamas following
the amendments, saying the

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low limits did not justify the.

amount of money they spent
in fuel and expenses to come
here.

Russell Miller, president of
the Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion, had told Tribune Busi-
ness immediately following the
May 2 general election that the
body hoped the new govern-
ment would review the amend-
ments.

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for almost 18 months, bringing much hardship to residents in
north Long Island. The construction of a new apron without
consideration for drainage has caused back-up flooding as a
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Mr Cartwright also used his contribution to highlight some
of the measures that will be put in place under the Bahamas
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also has ministerial responsibility.

These include increased handicraft supply and training, and
expansion of the agricultural sector.

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tinue to build and maintain a database of information on the
Bahamian market, inclusive of producing business profiles.

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each island, so that potential investors would be able to under-
stand the economic situation and potential of each island.

Mr Cartwright added that there were several initiatives that are
under research, including a dry coconut de-husking profile,
charcoal production, production of jams and pepper sauce pro-
files and research information on a bagging machine for agri-
cultural productions.

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