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Facing financial
hardship after
not receiving
proper salary

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

NURSES attached to the
Department of Public Health
are struggling to pay their bills
and make ends meet after not
receiving a salary for the last
seven months, it was claimed
by inside sources.

A group of registered nurs-
es, who have been working full-
time for the Department of
Public Health since January, are
still only receiving $180 a month
instead of the $1875 they are
due.

Speaking with The Tribune, a
source close to the department
said that although the nurses
graduated and received their
licences some seven months
ago, they are still being paid a
student’s stipend.

“Some of the nurses are sin-
gle, some of them are married
with children, but regardless of
their situation they all have bills
and other expenses to pay and
they can’t without a full salary,”
the source said.

According to one staff mem-
ber at the Department of Public,
Health, this is not a new sce-
nario and the problem keeps
occurring due to shortsighted-
ness in budget planning.

It is claimed that some mem-
bers of the graduating class
from last year worked for nine
months before receiving a
salary.

“The department said it did
not budget for the nurses, but
that is nonsense since the exact
date of graduation for every
nursing class is known long
ahead of time, the source said.

“The department said that it
is a long and complicated
process (to get the salaries
approved) and that it has to go’
through the Public Service
Commission. (The nurses)
should not have to wait for
months to get their pay in this
day and age,” the staff member
claimed.

The source close to the
Department of Public Health
also claimed that the problem of
not being paid a full salary only
applies to nurses attached to
that department.

All nurses who were trans-
ferred to Princess Margaret
Hospital and the Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre, and now
come under the Public Hospital
Authority, have reportedly
received their salaries.

Calls to Director of Public
Health Dr Baldwin Carey were
not returned.

Minister hits
back at Muller

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

MINISTER of State for Util-
ities Phenton Neymour criti-
cised former Minister of Trade
Leslie Miller yesterday for
attacking him, and the FNM
government for the current
prices of fuel at the pumps.

Mr Neymour - who took
grave exception to being termed
a “baby minister” by Mr Miller
- said that the former minister’s
comments that the price of
gasoline under the FNM could
reach $5 a gallon because they
care little about the “poor
man”, further proves that Mr
Miller knew “absolutely noth-
ing” about the fuel industry.

“A little over a week ago,
when he said that I was a baby
minister, he said the price of gas
would be going up over $5. And
then the following day, the price
went down. Which again proves
that Mr Miller is not familiar
with this industry although he

served as a minister. Because
he could have easily determined
or found information to suggest
that the price would have gone
down,” Mr Neymour said.

The Minster of State contin-
ued, stating that this “attack”
on himself, and his fellow Min-
ister of State Byran Woodside
— both of whom in their prior
capacity worked in the fuel
industry — was unwarranted by
the PLP. He also added that the
assumption that the FNM gov-
ernment “does not care about
the small man” is also a com-
ment that was unfairly hurled
at him and the government of
which he is a part.

“Mr Leslie Miller, and the
PLP have come out and
attacked myself in regards to
the pricing (of fuel). The FNM
government does care about the
Bahamian people. That is why
we do not believe in making
irresponsible statements as Mr

SEE page 10







Summer students take part in the Independence festivities held in
Rawson Square yesterday, and learn more about Bahamain history.





. (Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)







Ministry in snack

food brand probe

By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AN investigation is being conducted by local
officials to find out if two tainted snack food
brands have been imported into the Bahamas.

The Tribune alerted the consumer division of
the ministry of lands and local government to
the product threat after a story was published on
the items in The Miami Herald on Wednesday.

The seasoning on the Veggie Booty snack
foods, made with imported Chinese ingredients,
has been found by the Minnesota department of
agriculture to be tainted with Salmonella

By Taneka Thompson

HUNDREDS of irate motorists were hin-
dered from getting to their destinations Friday,
as a National Pride Day celebration in Rawson
Square brought traffic to a standstill.

Karla Wells, 22, parked her car on Shirley
Street and walked onto Rawson Square to
avoid sitting in traffic in the 90 degree heat.
“Traffic is definitely moving slower than usual,”
she told The Tribune. “They need to do better
than this.”

The decision left business owners, already
frustrated by all the issues facing the down-
town area, more than annoyed.

“This is just ridiculous,” said one business





Wadsworth, which is believed to be responsible
for a series of illnesses across 18 US states.

As a result, the company that makes the snack
food item, Robert’s American Gourmet, has
recalled the Veggie Booty snack food and the
Super Veggie ‘Tings brands, as the tainted sea-
soning is used on both products:

According to the US Centres for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC), among patients for
whom clinical information is available, 76 per
cent developed bloody diarrhea and 10 per cent

SEE page 10 |

Motorists, firms upset by
National Pride festivities

owner calling into The Tribune. “They can not
just keep destroying people’s businesses like
this. I can understand if they closed Bay Street
for occasions such as the opening of Parlia-
ment, but not for this.”

The merchant said that the closure was
unnecessary particularly as the event was being
staged on either side of Rawson Square and
not in’ the middle of the road.

“So there is really no reason why they could-
n’t have had a policeman out to monitor people
crossing and leave the road open for traffic,” the
merchant said.



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Nurses in distress

Man faces
charge
of incest

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - An Abaco
man was charged in the Marsh
Harbour Magistrate’s Court
with incest, stemming from an
incident involving a five-year-
old girl.

Wilfred Russell, 55, also
known as “Forsey”, of Crown
Haven, Abaco, was charged
with several counts of incest and
unlawful sexual intercourse
before Magistrate Crawford
McGee on Tuesday.

According to reports, police
were informed on Saturday,
June 30, of an incident involving
a five-year-old girl by a nurse
at the Marsh Harbour Govern-
ment Clinic.

At the arraignment, Russell
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and the case was
adjourned to October 1 for tri-
al. He has been remanded to
Fox Hill Prison.

Teen
killed
by car

THE country recorded its
22nd traffic fatality for the
year Thursday night when a
14-year-old boy was struck
down by a car, according to
police.

Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans said yesterday
that the victim was identified
as Shaquille Moxey of Joe
Farrington Road. The young
boy reportedly died in hospi-
tal Thursday night.

ASP Evans said that
according to reports, Moxey
was struck down shortly after
8 pm in the area of Bread-
fruit Street, Pinewood Gar-
dens. The young boy had
reportedly emerged from the
rear of a passing car when he
was struck by a Nissan Maxi-
ma. Investigations are con-
tinuing into this incident.

Police also report that a 47-
year-old man has been hos-
pitalised and is in critical con-
dition after being struck by a
jeep Thursday morning. The
incident reportedly took place
in the area of Fox Hill Road.
According to ASP Walter
Evans the man was struck by
a Honda CRY jeep. The man
remains hospitalised and is in
critical Condition ASP Wal-
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PAGE 2, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007



Coast Guard’s busy month
in human trafficking fight

THE United States Coast
Guard have had a busy
month combatting illegal
immigration and human
smuggling between the
Bahamas and Florida.

Just this week, the crew
of the Coast Guard cutter
Kodiak Island repatriated

93 Cuban immigrants inter-
cepted between the
Bahamas and the United
States and transferred four
suspected smugglers to US
Customs and Border Pro-
tection officials.

And, the Coast Guard
cutter Drummond inter-

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for lady missing
in Bahamas water

The US Coast Guard called
off its search on Thursday for
a yacht crew member who fell
overboard off the Bahamas
and had been missing for two

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Fort Lauderdale, reportedly
fell off the 49-foot sport fisher
Due Diligence on Tuesday
afternoon about 35 miles
south of Freeport.

The Coast Guard had ini-

tially reported the name of

the vessel. as Do Diligence.
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the area since around 5.30pm
when she was
reported missing.

Her shipmates deployed an
emergency beacon that would
tell rescuers the direction of
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authorities said.

Captain JJ O'Connor, chief
of search and rescue for the
Seventh Coast Guard District,
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the power of the ocean,

"While we do not know
exactly what happened in this
case, we do know that life
jackets always help those who
suddenly and unexpectedly
find themselves in the water,"
O'Connor said in a statement.



cepted a go-fast boat carty-
ing 14 immigrants and two
suspected smugglers 57
miles south of Key West on
Sunday.

The two suspected smug-
glers were identified by Cus-
toms and Border Protection
as Cuban Nationals with
parolee status in the Unit-
ed States.

Coast Guard crews inter-
cepted 45 immigrants
throughout the area in five
different cases.

Five immigrants on a rus-
tic vessel were located by
the Coast Guard cutter Tor-
nado crew 15 miles north-
west of Cay Sal Banks in the
Bahamas.

The crew of the motor
vessel, Eagle Tome located
six migrants 310 miles south-
west of Fort Myers, Florida.
They were transferred to the
Coast Guard cutter Confi-
dence.

The crew of the motor
vessel Ual Texas located 16
immigrants 315 miles west
of Key West. The Ual Texas
proceeded toward the Eagle
Tome and was also met by
the cutter Confidence.

Fourteen migrants on a
rustic vessel were located by
the Coast Guard cutter Key
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Jared Dillet, assistant fisheries officer
at the Department of Marine Resources.

(BIS photo: Kristaan Ingraham) -

Fisheries officer

on China course

ASSISTANT fisheries offi-
cer Jared Dillet is in China to
take part in course in “aqua
culture” that ends on August
28.

The Chinese Ministry of
Commerce is offering the
course to developing nations
as part of an outreach pro-
gramme, Mr Dillet said.

One of Mr Dillet’s main
responsibilities in the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources is
the handling of requests to
cultivate aquatic organisms in
the Bahamas.

Once the course is com-
pleted, Mr Dillet should be
able to give better recom-
mendations to persons apply-
ing for aqua culture permits.

Besides reviewing the dif-
ferent types of marine species,
the course outlines how to
feed them, the best pump sys-
tems for each:species, and dis-
ease management and pre-
vention.

In the Bahamas, there are
several operations working
with aquatic species, Mr Dil-
let noted.

There is a U S company
that imports cobia and pom-
pano eggs and hatchlings to
a facility north of Spanish
Wells.

The company grows the
fish in open cages, which are
then shipped to Florida to
various markets, Mr Dillet
explained.

In Eleuthera, the Island
School is engaged in aqua cul-
ture at the research level.

“They grow fish,” he said.
“They deal with aquaponics,

which is using fish waste to
grow plants. So it is kind of a
symbiotic thing between fish
and plants.

“They also do some sponge
culture as well.

“That industry is making a
comeback.”

Theses sponges end up all
over the world, particularly
Italy and Greece, Mr Dillet
said.

Before deciding on a career
in marine scienice, he tried
engineering, electronics, com-
puter science and chemistry.

Then he settled on an asso-
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from the College of the
Bahamas and completed a
bachelor’s in marine science
at Savannah State Universi-
ty in Georgia.

There is no typical day at
the office for Mr Dillet. He
may be found going in the
field to do environmental

impact assessments, land sur- -

veys, special dives, taking bio-
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fishermen or going to fish
houses to obtain information
concerning their catch, how
much they caught, what they
caught and what state the
catch was in.

He encourages students to
enter marine science as many
Bahamians depend on the sea
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keeping the oceans clean.

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SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



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A WOMAN accused of
being found in possession
of 16 pounds of marijuana
has been granted $30,000
bail by the Magistrate’s
Court.

Ingrid Bain, 29, of
Carmichael Road, who was
arraigned last week on the
charge of possession of mar-
ijuana with the intent to
supply, returned to court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.

It was alleged that the
drugs were found in her
home on Tuesday, June 26.

The prosecution made no
objection to bail being
granted to Bain.

Magistrate Carolita
Bethel granted bail on the
condition that the accused |
surrender her travel docu-
ments and report to the
police station nearest her
home every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.





e A 38-year-old man of
Fox Hill has been denied
bail on shop-breaking and
stealing charges. ;

Wayne Toussaint, 38, was
remanded to prison on
Thursday after his bail hear-
ing.

The prosecution had
objected to bail being grant-
ed, citing the serious nature
of the charges and claiming
that the accused might com-
mit offences if released.

Toussaint has been
charge with two counts of
shop-breaking and one
count of stealing.

It was alleged that Tous-
saint broke into Burger
King on Bernard Road on
Saturday, March 2, 2007.

It is also alleged that on
May 24, he broke into the
Texaco service station on
Joe Farrington Road and
stole a steel safe and $3,200
cash.

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Christie confident Grand
Bahama’s future is bright

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Opposition Leader
Perry Christie expressed confidence that
Grand Bahama’s economy will prosper
as a result of the major investment pro-
jects that were initially negotiated under
the former PLP government.

Mr Christie was speaking in Grand
Bahama for the first time since his par-
ty’s defeat in the general election.

“This is the first occasion I have had to
speak to Grand Bahama. We thought it
was appropriate to [address] certain per-
tinent issues, which were relevant leading
into the general election, which we think
remain very important to the lives of the
people of Grand Bahama, particularly
as regard to the economy of Grand
Bahama and the social challenges that
Grand Bahama faces,” he said.

The closure of the Royal Oasis con-
tinues to be a major contributing factor
in the decline of the Grand Bahama
economy, which has suffered a loss of

nearly 1,000 hotel rooms. More than
1,000 jobs were lost in Freeport.

During a press conference this week at
PLP Headquarters in Grand Bahama,
Mr Christie pointed out that a reliable
purchaser of the Royal Oasis Resort had
been announced by the then PLP gov-
ernment just before the general election.

He stated that the Harcourt Group
had committed to finding the best inter-
national partners to open a new resort
and casino.

“We would, therefore, hope that the
government of Bahamas would continue
with the discussions and negotiations
with the view to ensuring that the Har-
court Group is able to complete the
transaction, and in the process appoint
international partners for the casino and
the hotel,” said Mr Christie.

“We also are mindful of the Harcourt
Group’s interest in ultimately taking
advantage of the beach property so that
the resort will in fact have a companion
property ultimately on the beach.”

Turning his attention to the Ginn pro-



ject, Mr
Christie
spoke about
the potential
impact that
the project
will have for
Grand
Bahama.
“Notwith-
standing the
potential
class action
lawsuit in
the USA,
we expect
the Ginn Group to have a significant
lasting impact on Grand Bahama.
“And we trust that the government
will now recognise that every precau-
tion and every step was taken in the first
process of assuring the community in
Grand Bahama, particularly West End,
that we took sound environmental steps,
not only to investigate the project envi-
ronmentally, but to put in place an envi-

Perry Christie

ronmental sensitive management plan.”

Mr Christie stated that resort devel-
opments such as the Barbary Bay Devel-
opment and by the Raven Group in East
Grand Bahama are also expected to have
a major impact on the island’s econo-

my.

“The Barbary Bay Development, we
are led to understand, is continuing, and
the Grand Bahama Port Authority and
we (as) the government of the Bahamas
initiated that project at the time, and we
knew then it was intended to have a
major impact like Ginn, in eastern
Freeport.

“At the same time, I am assured that
the mixed use development resort by
the Raven Group which is further east of
the Barbary Bay project on 1,400 acres of
land, is in fact in place and making
progress and continuing.”

Other projects of significance on
Grand Bahama that came under the
PLP, he said, include Associated Gro-
cers, a new brewery and the $300 million
container port expansion.

Church calls for National
Heroes Act to be removed

By ASHLEY THOMPSON

MICKLYN SEYMOUR,
president of Bahamas In
Prophecy, is appealing to the
new administration to rescind
the, National Heroes Act.

According to Mr Seymour,
the act is in conflict with the
preamble to the country’s con-
stitution.

The National Heroes Act,
passed by the previous admin-
istration, ended observance of
the national holiday Discovery
Day, replacing it with National
Heroes Day.

Mr Seymour noted that the
preamble of the constitution
states that “. . four hundred and
eighty one years ago (1492-
1973), the rediscovery of this
the Family of Islands rocks and
cays, heralded the rebirth of the
new world...”

This, Bahamas In Prophesy
contends, names Discovery Day
as an important point in history
for the country and its people.

As the nation is about to cel-
ebrate the 34th anniversary of
independence, the group is ask-
ing the government to “repeal
this law due to the direct con-
flict with the wording of the
constitution of the Bahamas”.

Bahamas In Prophesy
believes that a law should not
be in place if it contradicts what

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Mr Seymour also explains
that October is not a month that
should be set aside for honour-
ing the country’s heroes. A date
connecting to something those
persons have done should be
chosen — as the current date
makes the holiday “empty and
void”.

In addition to conflicting with
the constitution, the group
believes that the majority of the
general public does not support
National Heroes Day.

The group said they conduct-
ed a survey in 2004 and found
that of the 300 people with
whom they spoke, 99 per cent
were against observing Nation-
al Heroes Day over Discovery
Day.

This is supported by a report
the group saw of the findings
of the Cultural Commission in
2004.

Based on these results,
Bahamas In Prophesy is asking
the government to repeal the
act and seek a consensus from
the people in the form of a ref-
erendum.

Mr Seymour stated that
Bahamians need to become
more involved with processes
of this kind, and a good way to
do so would be through gov-
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The group is also calling for
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of the numerous obelisks that
can be found throughout the
capital. .

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pendence, Delta Airlines pre-
sented the Bahamas with the
gift of an obelisk.

This particular pillar of stone
is stationed in the Botanical
Gardens. Others are located
behind the statue of Sir Milo
Butler and in the courtyard of
Rawson Square.

According to Mr Seymour,
such monuments have been
used as pagan altars to worship
“the sun god” Ra.

He said Bahamas In Proph-
esy believes that God has con-
demned these objects, and as
the Bahamas is a Christian
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

TELEPHONES
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‘Wonders of the world contest

STANDING before the gleaming
dome of the timeless Taj Mahal or the
cloud-shrouded stone ruins of Machu
Picchu early in the morning is truly a
humbling experience.

There’s a spirituality that comes from
standing in a place where so many others
have stood in the centuries before you.

The contest was created by the New 7
Wonders Foundation, which seeks to
document, maintain, restore and recon-
struct world heritage. The foundation
was created six years ago by Bernard
Weber, a Swiss adventurer. Weber’s mis-
sion is to protect our collective heritage
worldwide. Money raised through the

Straw Market |

should follow.

‘

Kerzner’s lead

EDITOR, The Tribune.

LISTENING to Bradley
Roberts and others on the PLP
side, one would ask why these
people are screaming so much
about a straw market that they
had five years to build but
refused to during their term in
office. They fooled the Bahami-
an people on several occasions
pretending to be doing some-
thing on the site, but actually
nothing happened. Allyson Gib-
son and Fred Mitchell have
since tried to milk this cow
eveyy opportunity they got. I
wonder what’s really in it for
them.

Mr Michael Foster is all over
the place bragging about his
“Chinese” artist conception of
the straw market. He has
appeared on Real Talk Live
with Jeffrey Lloyd more than
once, which means he had sev-
eral opportunities to be up
front. But it took a courageous
Leslie Miller to set the record
straight.

Mr Miller used this opportu-
nity on Jeffrey Lloyd Real Talk

LETTERS

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blew a large hole in the cost of
the straw market, reiterating
that the cost was more in the
line of $10 million as opposed to
the inflated cost of $23 million.
These assertions now confirm
what most honest and intelli-
gent Bahamians were suspicious
of all along.

Mr Miller related that he
thought that greed played a big
roll in the price being “jacked
up” to $23 million, maybe
because commissions would be
higher. This may be the same
reason why a wise Hubert
Alexander Ingraham has seen
fit to revisit the contracts
because he, in his wisdom must
have not been too please with
the scent of the contract. It did
smell fishy.

Mr Foster explained how he
travelled around the world to
see other tourist sites for an idea
how to design the much antici-

it would be built in their one,
term in office. But history,

would record that the PLP was
nothing more than just talk.
They did nothing, but waste |
public funds jetting people.
around for absolutely nothing.
Any fool would have expected’
that the market would have had,
a Bahamian design.

The Marina Village on Par-
adise island is a beautiful exam-.

ple of a distinctly Bahamian set

ting.
Sol Kerzner did not go; nei-”
ther did he waste his money to,

send any one to China to get.

any ideas to build the village.
Why did the PLP allow the
architect and presumably his

entourage to visit China? Was it ,

at the Bahamian people’s

expense? We are not creating

a Chinese village we are trying
to create a concept that is dis-
tinctly Bahamian. If Mr Foster
was smart he could have easily
asked Jackson Burnside, a

Bahamian architect with inter-
national acclaim how it could,

be done and at a reasonable
cost too.

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Perhaps it’s the sweat and labour of foundation and by online sales of memo- Live to expose the PLP andthe —_ pated Straw Market. The PLP IVOINE WINGRAHAM
thousands, or maybe it’s the architectur-_rial pins will go toward restoring decay- possibility that something unto- deceived the Bahamian people — Nassau,
ing sites across the globe, such as the ward was happening. Mr Miller _ on far too many occasions that July, 2007.

al genius. Or the fact that they have with-
stood the tests of time. Whatever it is,
few can deny that they are wonderful to
behold.

Now, sites like the Taj Mahal and
Machu Picchu will get their due as part of
a global competition of epic proportion
taking place online. On July 7, the “New
7 Wonders of the World” will be revealed
through a virtual democratic vote by mil-
lions around the world..

The contest is meant to expand and
update the notion of wondrous sites,
often exemplified by the original Seven
Wonders of the Ancient World. The
ancient wonders were selected more than
2,000 years ago. Only one of them — the
Great Pyramid of Giza — still exists. The
others have returned to the earth, becom-
ing the stuff of legend in the process.

The other ancient wonders were the
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue
of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of
Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at
Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes
and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The sites reflected what was the known
world for the early Greek historians and
philosophers who highlighted them.

The 2007 list of wondrous candidates
reflects a very different and diverse
world. The list includes Angkor Wat in
Cambodia, the Hagia Sophia in Turkey,
the Statute of Liberty in New York, the
Sydney Opera House in Australia and
the Great Wall of China, among many
others.

These places connect us to the past,
and give us an appreciation for what
wonders the future might hold.

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giant Bamiyan Buddha statues in
Afghanistan.

The statues, built into sandstone cliffs
in the third century, were destroyed in
early 2001 by the Taliban as part of a
campaign to eliminate images deemed
offensive to Islam.

All structures built or discovered
before 2000 are eligible for the contest.
The list has already been whittled down
to 21 candidates from the nearly 200 orig-
inal nominees. The resulting catalogue is
a “where’s where” of amazing places.

The rest is up to you.

According to recent news reports, vot-
ing is highest in Latin American and
Asian nations, while Americans and
Europeans have cast the fewest ballots.
That’s a shame, because the contest is
more than a silly exercise in online vot-
ing. It represents an awareness of the
greater world around us.

We need that in this consumptive era,
too often marked by planned obsoles-
cence and disposable culture.

The new seven wonders will be chosen
by everyday people across the world,
rather than a handful of educated Greek
elite. That is wondrous, indeed.

To participate in the selection of the
newest seven wonders of the world, go to
www.new/7wonders.com. The winners
will be announced July 7 in Lisbon, Por-
tugal.

And in case you’re wondering, the
Great Pyramid of Giza will be grandfa-
thered as the eighth wonder.

(This article is by Rebeca Chapa of
San Antonio Express-News C.2007).

Bahamas.

Can the Prime Minister
finish what he started?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Bahamian taxpayers would
be well served to re-read and
digest Larry Smith's thoughts
on BTC, ZNS and the old mon-
ey losing favourite Bahamasair.
As a former member of two dif-
ferent public utility commis-
sion's let us briefly examine all
three:

BTC

Before Mr. Ingraham left
office in 2002 he began the
process of disposing of this
dinosaur. At the very last
minute in the PLP campaign
they finally had a buyer in a
very deceptive deal which has
the Bahamian taxpayer holding
the bag and paying: monopo-
lized prices for upwords of sev-
en years.

No wonder Bluewater was
willing to pay a higher price.
The buyer of BTC should be
given one year monopolized
pricing then open the market
to competition. This window of
one year gives the acquiring
company time to streamline the
NEW BTC and get their pricing
to a level of sensibility.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that REYNALD ORNEUS OF
KENNEDY SUBDIVISION, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 30TH day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,



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Prestigious Private Island Resort has immediate positions
available for the follow:

ZNS

This is another silly waste
of taxpayer money of $13 mil-
lion a year. Their news coverage
is absolutely archaic and chan-
nel 12 can bring to the Bahami-
an viewer all the unbiased news
they would ever need. Did you
watch the election coverage on
ZNS? They were actually read-
ing the results! On the cable
channel 12 their quality elec-
tion coverage and video displays
were at par with some of the
major networks in the States.

Bahamasair

This antiquated and money
sucking behemoth needs to be
put to sleep. In the last 10 years
it has cost the Bahamian tax-
payers some 200 million dollars
to keep it afloat. This poorly
managed outfit never can com-
pete with the post-bankruptcy
airlines who serve the country
very well. A fare of 39 to 49
bucks is being offered to the
Bahamas by a states' carrier and
Bahamasair cannot compete
with that or anything else.The
only thing left for them to do is
service the Family Islands that
already have no private carrier
service and that is it! Quit trying
to compete with the established
carriers as they are "eating your
lunch". They, must ditch all of
the Dash-8 aircraft and employ
the 19 seat Beechcraft instead
for this limited role. I for one

would like to see this million.

dollar study conducted by Mck-

insey and Co and authorized by:
the PLP become public for all,

to see and digest. What is there. |

to hide?

Now the tough decisions:
begin. Mr Ingraham had the:
fortitude to downsize BTC dur-

ing his first two terms and began

the process of selling it. Nothing
as usual got done during the
PLP reign. Let us hope in his
third term he can finish what he
started.

JOHN SMESTAD
June 28, 2007.

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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 7TH day of JULY, 2007 to the
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SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 5



Bahamian students urged

to apply for US visas early



Disaster
managers

assess
new tool

By Bahamas Information
Services



EMERGENCY manage-
ment is a complex under-
taking and Geographic
Information Systems is the
tool that can assist govern-
ment in meeting such a
responsibility, said
Antonique Sweeting, a tech-
nician from the Bahamas
National GIS centre.

Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)'is a comput-
er-based tool that is used to
analyse, store, manipulate
and display events that hap-
pen on earth, Miss Sweet-
ing explained.

To capture the full poten-
tial of GIS there are five
major components that are
needed, she added.

“These include hardware,
software, data, methods and
people,” she said. “These
five components are equally
important and the technolo-
gy will not work effectively if
one or more is missing.

“So GIS can be seen as a
data integration tool, or we
can say it is the data inte-
grator. This is primarily
because it combines layers
of information.”

At the National Emer-
gency Disaster Agency’s
(NEMA) disaster manage-
ment conference on
Wednesday, Miss Sweeting
talked about the potential
use of GIS for disaster man-
agement in the Bahamas.

GIS can be used for a
variety of functions within
disaster management, Miss
Sweeting said. For example,
it plays a part in tracking
and monitoring disasters,
tracking and monitoring the
need for assistance, tracking
and monitoring the distrib-
ution of assistance, hazard
mapping, contingency plan-
ning, determining human
resources, conducting dam-
age assessments and also’

monitoring shelter locations.







THE American Embassy is “strongly”
encouraging all students who intend to
study in the United States beginning this
fall to apply for their student visa early.

This, the embassy’s consular section
said in a statement, is to provide “ample
time for processing”.

“Keep in mind that July and August
are the busiest months in our consular
section, and timely interview appoint-
ments may sometimes be difficult to
schedule during this period,” the state-
ment said. It said students may apply for
their visa as soon as they have all the
required documentation.

“Students should note that the
embassy is able to issue your student
visa 120 days or less, in advance of the
course of study registration date.

“Students need to plan ahead to avoid
having to make repeat visits to the
embassy. To the extent possible, stu-
dents should bring the documents sug-
gested below, as well as any other docu-
ments that might help establish their ties
to the local community,” the statement
said.

It recommended bringing:

¢ The I-20 form issued by the school or
university in the US.

e Evidence of payment of the SEVIS
fee (www.fmjfee.com).

e A valid passport, with at least six
months validity remaining, and any pre-
vious passports you have held which are
still in your possession.

e A report is required for any
lost/stolen passports.

e Fully completed and signed appli-
cation forms DS-156 (and DS-157 to be
completed by all male applicants from
age 16 through 45) and DS-158. The DS-
156 form must be completed online at:
http://evisaforms.state.gov and then
printed out and signed. The DS-157 and
DS-158 form are found on our website
at: http://nassau.usembassy.gov or at:
www.travel.state.gov

e A passport-size photograph taken
within the past six months; plain white
background, no head coverings. Hair
should be pushed away from the face.
(Glasses may be worn if there is no glare

- and eyes are clearly visible.) See photo

specifications at:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info
_1287.htm1" travel.state.gov.

e $100 in exact change (all Bahamian
or all U S — no mixed currencies). Pay-
ment is by cash, postal money order or
certified check only.

e Applicants must also demonstrate
the financial capacity to cover tuition
fees and living expenses for the first 12
months.

The statement asked all applicants to
address all inquiries about visas to: mail-
to:visanassau@state.gov.

It added that if any student needs to
change an already scheduled visa
appointment in order to begin studies
in a timely manner, he or she should
send an email to:
mailto:visanassau@state.gov, with the
subject line: “Emergency appointment
for a student visa”. ;

Film Festival
Starts with a
major ‘Ball’

THE Bahamas Film Festival
opened its fourth season with a
bang with the premiere of the
long awaited movie Ball’s Alley.

At the opening ceremony
before the premiere, brief
remarks was brought to the live-
ly audience by James Catalyn
who has the honour of having
this years festival named after
him.

Mr Cet who has been in
theatre for many years, was
delighted, as he said, “to have
my flowers while I am alive.”

He spoke about the industry
debut of the festivals’ organiser,
Celi Moss, saying: “I am so very
proud of Celi and the work that
he is doing.”

Also bringing remarks was
the newly appointed Culture
Minister Charles Maynard, who
has been behind the Festival
and the Bahamas Film Society

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from their inception.

He also praised Mr Moss for
his pioneering role in telling the
Bahamian story on the big
screen. ;

Mr Maynard assured the
audience that the grant that was
awarded to the festival by the
previous administration will be
upheld and the possibilities of
additional funding will be
looked into.

Mr Moss expressed his. grati-
tude to the minister and to all
others who supported him in
this venture. He also thanked
well known comedian, actor,
writer, producer and special
guest Anthony Anderson for
coming to this year’s festival.

Mr Anderson, who is no
stranger to the Bahamas, was
elated to have been asked to

come and support any venture. ;

where “persons are assisting

Official Ball Field
Handover Ceremony
Saturday July 7th, 2007

12noon

West End Softball Field
Exhibition Games &

Refreshments.

Happy Independence

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All Bahamian Concert &
Fireworks Display
Sunday July 8th, 2007

8pm

Bay Shore Drive, West End
Happy Independence
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Minister of Culture Charles Maynard, comedian, writer, actor and producer Anthony Anderson,
Bahamas Film Festival President Celi Moss, and festival vice president Utah Taylor +

others in the film industry.”

In an interview after the pre-
miere, Mr Anderson said he is
living out his dream and is
“delighted to assist others in
helping them reach to theirs.”

He says that you have to ©

“study your craft and continue
studying” as he is doing today.

The festival’s itinerary is as
follows:

e A conversation with Antho-
ny Anderson at Club Envy, Fri-
day at 8pm.

e An awards ceremony at
Arawak Cay, Saturday at 8pm.

e The festival also will be

honouring Calvin Lockhart and
Viveca Watkins posthumously.

Among those present at this
year’s festival opening were Rev
C B Moss, film commissioner
Craig Woods, former minister
of culture Neville Wisdom,
President of Galaxy Produc-
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THE TRIBUNE







This week, In Days Gone By
looks back at Friday, July 10,
1975 — the second anniversary
of the country’s independence.
The British made the islands
internally self-governing in
1964. In 1973, the Bahamas
became fully independent, but
retained membership in the
Commonwealth of Nations. In
1967, Sir Lynden Pindling
became the first black premier
of the colony, and in 1973 he
became prime minister. He
appointed Sir Milo Butler as
governor general. Based on the



pillars of tourism and financial
services, the Bahamas' economy
has prospered since the 1950s.
Today, the country enjoys the
third highest per capita income
in the western hemisphere, and
the highest in the Caribbean,
excluding the dependent terri-
tories of Bermuda and the Cay-
man Islands. Despite this, the
country still faces ‘significant
challenges in the areas of edu-
cation, health care, the fight
against international narcotics
trafficking, penal system reform
and illegal immigration.



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SUNDAY, JULY 8TH, 2007
11:00 a.m.

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OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE

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(Father John Wesley)

“Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in the Bahamas”
SIXTH LORD’S DAY AFTER PENTECOST,
JULY 8, 2007
COLLECT:
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole
body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our
prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that
may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your
name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)



7:00 a.m. Rey. Leonard G. Roberts Jr. (Holy
Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas

RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108
Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)

7:00 a.m. Rey. Evans Lazarre
10:00 a.m. Sis. Patrice Strachan
11:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte

6:30 p.m. Concert at Wesley
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose
Street, Fox Hill)

11:00 a.m: Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr.(Holy
Communion) -

PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)

11:00 a.m. Rey. Stacia Williams- Christmas/Rally
Classes

HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST

CHURCH (28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)

9:00 a.m. Rev. Evans Lazarre (Holy Communion)
METHODIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
8:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas (Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo
Street)

5:30 p.m. Fridays Children’s Club

9:00 a.m. Sunday Youth Encuentro
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thiift
Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford
St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary

PEACE AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 2007: — All
Methodists of the Conference are urged to pray and to
fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The
fast begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday
and ends at noon on Friday. This we proclaim
unswervingly: “My God and My Right.”

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“Vision” - On the Lord’s Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; “Great Hymns
of Inspiration” - On the Lord’s Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.;
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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE SHAREHOLDERS AND BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Guaranty Trust Bank Limited (the Bank), as
at January 31, 2007, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory
notes. The Bank’s balance sheet as of January 31, 2006 was audited by another auditor whose
report dated March 22, 2006, expressed an unqualified opinion on those statements.

Management’s Responsibility for the Balance Sheet

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

Auditors’ Responsibility

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

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures
in the balance sheet. The procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgment, including the
assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the balance sheet, whether due to fraud or
error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the
entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the balance sheet in order to design audit procedures
that are appropriate for the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the

_ effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the
appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made
by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the balance sheet.

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE SHAREHOLDERS AND BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED (Continued)

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

In our opinion, the balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of
the Bank as of January 31, 2007, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Comet + Young





June 28, 2007
GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED
BALANCE SHEET
: January 31
2007 2006
ASSETS
Cash and:demand deposits with banks (note 3) $ 10,100,589 $ 2,059,230
Due from banks (note 4) - 52,550,433 22,675,902
Loans and advances (note 5) 67,754,247 79,142,633
Investments (note 6) 131,282 409,802
Fixed-assets 54,566 62,012

» » Accrued interest receivable and other assets 911,256 1,010,045
Total assets $ 131,502,373 _$ 105,359,624 ©

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Liabilities

Customers deposits:

Demand and call $ 66,461,225 $ 38,444,456

Time 33,188,038 36,537,661
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities ; 736,416 581,655

Total liabilities 100,385,679 75,563,772

Shareholders’ equity

Share capital :

Authorized: 20,000,000 shares of $1.00 each:

Issued & fully paid: 18,000,000 shares of $1.00 each 18,000,000 18,000,000
Loan loss reserves 395,000 a
Contributed surplus : 76,824 - 76,824
Retained earnings * 12,644,870 11,719,028

Total shareholders’ equity 31,116,694 29,795,852
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity $ 131 502,373 $ 105,359,624

COMMITMENTS (notes 9 and 13)
Approved By The Board:

Sir William Allen - Chairman James Coyle - Managing Director



The accompanying notes form an integral part of the financial statements .
See Independent Auditors’ report page 1.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
January 31, 2007

1. CORPORATE INFORMATION

Guaranty Trust Bank Limited (the “Bank”) was incorporated under the laws of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on June 15, 1962. The Bank provides trust, company
management, international investment and merchant banking services and is licensed under the
Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act of 1965 as amended.

" The registered office of the Bank is located at Lyford Manor, Lyford Cay, West Bay Street,

P.O.Box N-4918, Nassau, Bahamas.

The balance sheet was authorized for issue by the Board of Directors of the Bank on June 28, 2007.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Statement of compliance

The Bank prepares its balance sheet in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRS).

Basis of preparation

The balance sheet has been prepared on an historical cost basis, except for financial assets and
liabilities held at fair value through profit or loss that have been measured at fair value. The
balance sheet is presented in United States dollars. The preparation of the balance sheet in
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards requires management to make
estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet.
Actua] results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include cash and demand deposits with banks and time deposits with an _.

original maturity of three months or less.

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 7

Due from banks and loans and advances

Due from banks, and loans and advances to customers are financial assets with fixed or
determinable payments and fixed maturities that are not quoted in an active market place. They are
not entered into with the intention of immediate or short term resale and are not classified as
“financial assets held for trading”, designated as financial investments-available-for-sale” or
“financial assets designated at fair value through profit or loss”. After initial measurement,
amounts due from banks and loans and advances to customers are subsequently measured at

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

amortized cost using the effective interest rate method, less allowance for impairment. Amortized
cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees and cost
that are integral part of the effective interest rate.

Impairment losses of loans and advances

The Bank reviews its problem loans and advances at each reporting date to assess whether an
allowance for impairment should be recorded. In particular, judgment by management is required
in the estimation of the amount and timing of future cash flows when determining the level of
allowance required. Such estimates are based on assumptions about a number of factors and actual
results may differ, resulting in future changes to the allowance.

In addition to specific allowance against individually significant loans and advances, the bank also
makes a collective impairment allowance against exposures which, although not specifically
identified as requiring a specific allowance, have a greater risk of default than originally granted.
This takes into consideration factors such as any deterioration in country risk, industry, and
technological obsolescence, as well as identified structural weakness or deterioration in cash flows.

Investments

The Bank’s investments are initially recognized at cost, being the fair value of the consideration
given. The Bank’s investments are classified as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, or fair value
through profit or loss. The Bank determines the classification of its investments after initial
roe and, where allowed and appropriate, re-evaluates this designation at each financial
year-end,

‘Held-to-maturity investments

Held-to-maturity investments are those which carry fixed or determinable payments and have fixed
maturities. Non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments and fixed maturity
are Classified as held-to-maturity when the Bank has the positive intention and ability to hold to
maturity. After initial measurement, held-to-maturity investments are subsequently measured at
amortised cost using the effective interest rate method, less allowance for impairment. Amortised
cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees that are
an integral part of the effective interest rate. The Bank has classified bonds purchased as held-to-
maturity financial instruments.

Available-for-sale investments

Available-for-sale financial investments are those which are designated as such or do not qualify to
be classified as designated at fair value through the profit and loss or held-to-maturity. After initial
recognition, available-for-sale investments are measured at fair value. Unrealized gains or losses

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

are recognized as a separate component of equity until the investments are derecognized or until
the investment is determined to be impaired. In the absence of a quoted market price, fair value is
determined by the Board of Directors. At January 31, 2007, there were no financial assets
classified as available-for-sale financial investments. .

Fair value through profit or loss

Investments classified as fair value through profit and loss, consist of financial instruments held-
for-trading and are recorded in the balance sheet at fair value. Changes in fair value are recognized
in net trading income. Interest income is recorded in net income according to the terms of the
contract. At January 31, 2007, there were no financial assets classified as fair value through profit
and loss.

Customers’ deposits

Customers’ deposits represent demand and time deposits held by the Bank for the benefit of third
parties.

Fixed assets
Fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. An
impairment loss is recognized whenever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable

amount. The recoverable amount of assets is the greater of their net selling price and value in use.

Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method, at the following annual rates:

Furniture and fixtures 25%
Equipment 25%
Motor vehicles 25%

Impairment and uncollectibility of financial assets

An assessment is made at each balance sheet date to determine whether there is objective evidence
that a financial asset or group of financial assets may be impaired. If such evidence exists, the
estimated recoverable amount of that asset is determined and any impairment loss recognized for
the difference between the recoverable amount and the carrying amount. The Bank did not record
any impairment adjustments at January 31, 2007.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

Foreign currency translation

The balance sheet is presented in US dollars, which is the bank’s functional and presentational
currency. Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recorded in the functional currency rate of
exchange ruling at the date of the transaction.

Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the functional
currency rate of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date.

Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are
translated using the exchange rates at the date when the fair value was determined.

Assets under management

Assets under management which are held in a fiduciary capacity for clients are excluded from the
balance sheet, other than those assets and liabilities which relate to banking services provided by

the Bank to these clients.
Statutory loan loss reserve

This amount represents a general provision that is required to meet the Bank’s statutory
requirements. Changes to this amount are reflected as appropriations (or increases) of retained
earnings.

Lease

Leases are classified as finance leases whenever the terms of the lease transfer substantially all the
risks and rewards of ownership to the lessee. All other leases are classified as operating leases.

Benefits received and receivable as an incentive to enter into an operating lease are also spread on
a straight-line basis over the lease term.
Adoption of IFRSs during the year

The Bank has adopted the following revised standards during the year. Adoption of revised
standards does not have any effect on equity as at January 1, 2005.

e IAS 19 Amendments — Employee Benefits
_¢ IAS 21 Amendments — The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchanges Rates
e IAS 39 Amendments — Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

Future changes in accounting policies



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2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

Early adoption
The bank did not early adopt any new standards during the year.

LFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations not yet effective

The bank has not applied the following IFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations that have been issued but
are not yet effective:

IFRS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements includes amendments that require that an entity
discloses information that enables the users of the balance sheet to evaluate the entity’s objectives,
policies and processes for managing capital. These amendments are effective for annual periods
beginning on or after January 1, 2007, and as a result, certain amounts and disclosures related to
the Bank’s capital may change upon adoption.

IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures, requires disclosures that enable users to evaluate the
significance of the bank’s financial instruments and the nature and extent of the risks from those
financial instruments. This standard becomes effective for annual periods beginning on or after
January 1, 2007, as a result, certain amounts and disclosure related to Bank’s financial instruments
may change upon adoption. '

IFRIC 8 was issued in January 2006 and is required to be applied for financial years beginning on
or after 1 May 2006. It requires IFRS 2 Share-based Payment to be applied to any arrangements
where equity instruments are issued for consideration which appears to be less than fair value. This
interpretation is not expected to be relevant for the activities of the bank.

IFRIC 9 was issued in March 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or after
1 June 2006. This interpretation establishes that the date to access the existence of an embedded
derivative is the date an entity first becomes a party to the contract, with reassessment only if there
is a change to the contract that significantly modifies the cash flows. The adoption of this
interpretation will have no impact on the balance sheet when implemented in 2007. -
IFRIC 10 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or
after November 1, 2006. This interpretation addresses the reversal of impairment losses recognized
in an interim period. The Bank does not have interim reporting requirements and expects that
adoption of this interpretation will have no impact on the Bank’s balance sheet when implemented
in 2007.

IFRIC 11 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years: beginning on or
March 1, 2007. This interpretation addresses group and treasury share transactions related to share-
based payments to employees. This interpretation is not expected to be relevant for the activities of
the Bank.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

IFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations not yet effective (continued)

IFRIC 12 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or
after January 1, 2008. This interpretation gives guidance on the accounting by operators for public-

to-private service concession arrangements. This interpretation is not expected to be relevant for
the activities of the Bank.

3. CASH AND DEMAND DEPOSITS WITH BANKS

Cash with banks are analyzed by geographical area as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 196,979 $ 165,698

North America 2,291,753 1,439,168

Europe 7,611,857 454,364
$ 10,100,589 $ 2,059,230

4. _ DUE FROM BANKS
Time: deposits are with Fortis Banque (Suisse) S.A. and Royal Bank of Canada, mature within

“three months of the balance sheet date, and have been placed in Europe and the Caribbean. The
“rates varied from 4.25% to 5.06% during the year. ,

5. LOANS AND ADVANCES

Loans totaling $28,273,957 (2006: $33,820,592) are secured by cash collateral (see note 7). Loans
analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the borrowers, are as follows:

2007 2006
Latin America and the Caribbean _§ 67,754,247 $ 79,142,633
6. INVESTMENTS
Investments comprise the following:
‘ 2007 2006
Held-to-maturity $ 131,282 $ 409,802

7. CUSTOMERS’ DEPOSITS |

Customers’ demand and call deposits analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the
depositor, are as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 62,004,048 $ 35,829,302
Europe 2,146,758 1,307,632
North‘America 1,962,975 1,004,273
South Africa 312,142 269,386
Far East 35,302 33,863
$ 66,461,225 $ 38,444,456

Customers’ time deposits analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the depositor,
are as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 33,188,038 $ 36,537,661
Deposits from customers of $28,273,957 (2006: $33,820,592) are blocked as security against loans

(see note 5).
8. RELATED PARTY BALANCES AND TRANSACTIONS
The Bank has the following transaction with related parties during the year.

a) Loans to associated companies:

Loans to associated companies are transacted at arm’s length, and as at January 31, 2007
and 2006, the following loan balances were outstanding in aggregate in relation to related
party transactions:

2007 2006
Loans
Associated companies $ 28,979,790 $ 39,433,225



b) Deposits from associated companies:

Deposits from associated companies are transacted at arm’s length, and as at January 31,
2007 and 2006, the following deposit balances were outstanding in aggregate in relation
to related party transactions:

2007 "2006

Deposits @
Associated companies er $ 2,057,886 $ 6,809,834

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9, REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE

The Bank’s financial instruments, comprise deposits, money market assets and liabilities, loans and
advances, some cash and liquid resources, and other various items that arise directly from its
operations.

The main risks arising from the Bank’s financial instruments are credit risk, liquidity risk, interest
rate risk, market risk and foreign currency risk. The Board of Directors reviews and agrees policies
for managing each of these risks and they are summarized below.

Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk that a customer or counterparty will be unable or unwilling to meet a
commitment that it has entered into with the Bank. Customer credit risk is monitored on a daily
basis by management. The Bank’s Board of Directors receives regular reports on credit exposures,
levels of bad debt provisioning and Bank exposure limits. ;

.9. REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE (Continued)

To ensure a consistent and unified approach, with appropriate checks and balances, all loans up to
$0.5 million are approved by the Managing Director if not cash collaterized. Amounts over $0.5
million are approved by the Board of Directoxs.

The Bank’s maximum exposure to credit risk (not taking into account the velue of any collateral or
other security held) in the event the counterparties fail to perform their obligations as at January 31,
2007 in relation to each class of recognized financial assets, is the carrying amount of those assets
as indicated in the balance sheet.

Breakdown of credit exposure:

2007 2006

Loans, time and demand deposits with banks $ 130,405,269 $ 103,877,765

Undrawn irrevocable commitments

$___ 874,603 $ =
Liquidity risk.
Liquidity risk is the risk that the Bank will encounter difficulty in realizing assets or otherwise
raising funds to meet commitments. The Bank monitors expected cash outflow on a daily basis.
Its policy throughout the year has been to ensure liquidity by maintaining at all times sufficient
high quality liquid assets to cover expected net cash outflow. The maturity analysis of the assets
and liabilities is disclosed in note 12.

Interest rate risk

Exposure to interest rate risk is the risk that arises where there is an imbalance between rate and
non rate sensitive assets and liabilities. The Bank’s policy is to maintain the interest rate risk
within prescribed limits. Interest rate risk is monitored on a daily basis and reviewed by
management. The Bank’s interest sensitivity position at January 31, 2007 is shown in note 12.

Foreign currency risk

Foreign currency risk is the risk that the value of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of
changes in foreign exchange rates. The Bank’s foreign exchange exposure arises from providing
services to customers. The Bank’s policy is to hedge against foreign exchange risk by matching
currency liabilities with currency assets. Currency exposure is monitored on a dailv hasis and
reviewed by management.

9. REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE (Continued)

Exposure in foreign currency:

2007 2006
Pounds USS Pounds USS
Euros Sterling Equivalent Euros Sterling Equivalent
Assets $ 4,739 $ - $ 6,131 $52,079 $ - $ 63,084
Liabilities - 6,494 12,660 - (69,525 123,129
Coverage
(exposure) $ 4,739 $ (6,494) $ (6,529) $ 52,079 $§$ (69,525) $ (60,045)

Market risk

Marketvisk-is the risk arising from movements in observable market variables. Market risk arises’ 63

on-financial instrument valued at cost, plus accrued interest.
10. CAPITAL ADEQUACY

The Bank monitors the adequacy of its capital using, among other measures, the rules and ratios
established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BIS rules/ratios”). The guideline
issued by the Central Bank of The Bahamas — “Guidelines for the management of capital and the
calculation of capital adequacy” endorses the Basel Committee’s Paper “International Convergence
of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards” (the Basel Capital Accord) issued on July 1988
and adopted the approach recommended by the Basel Committee.

The BIS ratios compare the amount of the Bank’s eligible capital (in total and Tier 1) with the total
of its risk-weighted assets (“RWA”).

BIS eligible capital

In the Bank’s case, BIS eligible capital consists of two parts — Tier I capital comprises share
capital, contributed surplus and retained earnings including the current year’s profit; Tier 2 capital
consists of the general provision made on loans. Tier I capital is required to be at least 4% and
total eligible capital at least 8% of RWA.

BIS risk-weighted assets (RWA)

Three elements make up total RWA - credit risk, other assets and market risk, each of which is
described below:

The credit risk component consists of on and off balance sheet claims measured according to
regulatory formulae outlined below, weighted according to the type of counterparty and collateral
at 0%, 20%, 50% and 100%.

10. CAPITAL ADEQUACY (Continued)

Claims arising from contingent commitments and irrevocable facilities granted are converted to
credit equivalent amounts based on specified percentage of nominal value. There are other assets,
most notably fixed assets and accrued income which while not subject to credit risk, represent a
risk to the Bank in respect to their potential for written-down and impairment and which therefore
require capital underpinning. They are weighted at 100% of book value under BIS rules.

BIS risk-weighted assets (RWA) (continued)

In order to compute the total capital ratio, the market risk capital requirement is converted to a
“RWA equivalent” (shown in the table below as market risk positions) such that capital
requirement is 8% of this RWA equivalent, (i.e. the market risk capital requirement is multiplied
by 12.5).

rent

2007 2006
Balance sheet/ Risk Balance Sheet/ Rish
Notional Weighted Notional Weighted
Amount Amount Amount Amount
Balance sheet assets: i
Cash and demand
deposits with banks $ 10,100,589 $ - $ 2,059,230 $ -
Time deposits 52,550,433 - 22,675,902 -
Loans 67,754,247 37,480,290 79,142,633 45,322,041
Accrued interest
Receivable and other assets 838,574 838,574 1,010,045 1,010,045
Fixed assets 54,565 54,565 62,012 62,012
Investments 131,282 131,282 409,802 409,802

Off balance sheet exposure:

$ 38,504,711

$ 105,359,624



Irrevocable commitments S 874,603 $ 874,603 $ - $ -
BIS capital ratios:
MRTG CARR Ss SRE ON AR
Capital Ratio Capital Ratio
Tier | $ 31,116,694 79% $ 29,795,852 64%
Tier I] a a . aa
Total BIS $_ 31,116,694 79% $ 29,795,852 64%

$ 131,429,690 1904, 39), $ 46,803,900



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11. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS



Financial instruments utilized by the Bank include recorded assets and liabilities, as well as items
that principally involve off-balance sheet risk. The majority of the Bank’s financial instruments
are either short-term in nature or have interest rates that automatically reset to market on a periodic
basis. Accordingly, the estimated fair value is not significantly different from the carrying value
for each major category of the Bank’s recorded assets and liabilities.’

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12. . INTEREST RATE AND LIQUIDITY RISK

The Bank’s maturity profile and interest sensitivity position of assets and liabilities at January 31,
2007, were as follows:



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Due Due Due Due Average
On Within 3 Between Between After Interest
Demand Months _ 3-12 Months land 5 year 5 years Rate Total

Assets:
Cash and demand

deposits with ;

banks $ 10,100,589 $ - S$ nS - $ - 4,25-5.25 S$ 10,100,589
Time deposits - 52,550,433 - - - 4,75-5.25 52,550,433
Loans - - 34,811,087 32,943,160 - 6.00-11.00 67,754,247
Investments - - 131,282 - - 12.50 131,282
Accrued interest

receivable and mi |

other assets - 814,407 ° - - - 814,407 . a ie be ae yr
Fixed assets - : : 54,565 - : 54,565 mee I, Doonan His Et, OO Le

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Total Assets $10,100,589 __ $ 53,364,840 $34,942,369 S_32,997,725_ $ : $ 131,405,523 :
@ : C @ @

Liabilities and Yl
shareholders’

equity: ;
Fixed deposits - - - 33,188,038 3.50-5.25 33,188,038
Customer deposits 66,461,225 - - - - 0.00-2.25 66,461,225 9
ae n f m

payable and

other liabilities = 639,566 - let ks - 639,566
Shareholders’ f
eee havanes tS THE children at Hillcrest Academy became __ explained.

and shareholders’ “priority one” for a group of dedicated activists. The issue of sexual molestation was also coy-
equity $66,461,225 S$ 639, s $ 131,405,523 ~ The Young Children: Priority One committee ered. Students were reminded not to accept gifts —

: $ 33,188,038 $ 31,116,694

Total interest rate

sensitivity gap (56,360,636) 52,725,274 34,942,369 (190,313) S (31,116,694)
Cumulative
interest rate
sensitivity gap 10,636) 3,635,362) $31,307,007 S$ 31,116,694 _$ :

12. INTEREST RATE AND LIQUIDITY RISK (Continued)

The Bank’s maturity profile and interest sensitivity position of assets and liabilities at January 31,
2006, were as follows:

Due Due Due Due

Average
On Within 3 Between Between After Interest
Demand Months _3-12Months_1 and 5 year 5 years Rate Total

Assets:
Cash and demand

deposits with

banks $ 2,059,230 $ - §$ - $ - § - 1.75-4.25 $ 2,059,230
Time deposits - 22,675,902 - - - 1,95-4.75 22,675,902
Loans - - °48,351,145 30,791,488 - 6.00-14.00 79,142,633
Investments - - 409,802 - - 12.00 409,802
Accrued interest

receivable and

Other assets - 1,010,045 - - - 6 1,010,045
Fixed assets - - ha 62,012 - 62,012
Total Assets $2,059,230 $23,685,947 $ 48,760,947 $ 30,853,500 $ : $ 105,359,624
Liabilities and
shareholders’
equity: $ - $ - $ - $ - §$ - $ -
Fixed deposits 36,537,661 3.50-5.00 36,537,661
Customer deposits 38,444,456 Poe - - - 0.00-2.25 38,444,456
Accrued ‘interest ;

payable and other

liabilities - 581,655 - - - - 581,655
Shareholders’ equity - - - - __ 29,795,852 - 29,795,852
Total liabilities

and shareholders’

equity S$ 38,444,456 $ 581,655 $ - $ -_$ 66,333,513 $ 105,359,624
Total interest rate ,

sensitivity gap (36,305,226) 23,104,292 48,760,947 30,853,500 (66,333,513) : -
Cumulative
interest rate

sensitivity gap $ (36,305,226) $(13,280,934) $ 35,480,015 $ 66,333,513 $ - $ :

13. COMMITMENTS

The Bank also enters into commitments to extend credit in the form of credit lines which are
available to secure the liquidity needs of the customers, but not yet drawn upon by them, the
majority of which range in the maturity from one month to five years. Irrevocable undrawn loan
commitments to customers as at the balance sheet date amounted to $874,603 (2006: Nil).

The Bank leases premises with an expiration date of June 30, 2010.

2007 2006

aoe 1 year ’ $ 130,140 $ 130,140

etween 1 and 5 years 390,420 520,560
Total $

520,560 __$ 650,700

14. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

The Bank declared a dividend of $6 million to the shareholders of record as of March 20, 2007.
which was subsequently paid on March 26, 2007.

15. COMPARATIVE FIGURES

Certain 2006 figures have been reclassified to conform with the bal heet i
adele RADIO ance sheet presentation



of the Kiwanis Club of Nassau AM, in its quest to
“Serve the children of the world” partnered with
the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)
team from the Ministry of Health and visited the
Hillcrest, located off Harrold Road.

There, club members and the SCAN team
addressed nearly 200 students between the ages of
five and 13 on the topic of summer safety.

The students, who were about to write their end
of term exams, were enthusiastically looking for-
ward to the commencement of summer break.
When asked what type of break they would like
to have, one student shouted: “A fun summer!”
The others agreed.

Realising that these youngsters were not afraid
to express themselves, the visitors decided to test
the children’s knowledge on safety skills.

The pupils were asked to tell stories of drown-
ing and or near-drowning experiences that they
may be aware of and of traffic or near-traffic

from strangers and not to accompany strangers
anywhere. It was emphasised that child abuse is
not the fault of the child and when asked if they
would believe an abuser when he or she says
“Let’s keep this as our little secret”, the students
said “No!”

“The intelligent and highly electrified students
did not sit back and allow the presenters to ask
unidirectional questions; instead, they converted
the session into a lively and interactive discussion
as they joined a line to return questions to their
guests,” the statement said. “Many questions
were asked by this group of youngsters, such as ‘Is
it okay to play with bebe guns?’ and ‘Are violent
video games more fun?’ Such questions revealed
that they had very intriguing minds.

“Many of their questions, however, focused on
sexual assaults. For example, ‘What if your dad
bathes you and you don’t like it?’ ‘What should
you do if your baby sitter touches you inappro-



Pictured (from left to right) are: Mr Knowles, Ms Brown (chairperson YCPQ), senior
registered nurse Marcia Hutchinson, Ms Cooper (vice principal), registered nurse
Curlene Burrows and SCAN co-ordinator nursing officer Althea Turner-Nelly.

accidents that involved pedestrians.

“The number of stories told that directly affect-
ed them was astonishing,” said the Kawanis club
in a statement. “The kids were then quizzed on
the dangers of using a stove in the absence of an
adult supervisor and playing with anything that
might cause a fire.

“The results of this test suggested that the par-
ents of the children were confident in their abil-
ity to utilise the stove burners.” Nonetheless,
the dangers of malfunctioning appliances were
mentioned along with tips on how to avoid
kitchen accidents.

Firearms were a hot topic; however, the chil-
dren were discouraged from playing with guns
and asked to remind their parents or guardians to
have guns locked away at all times, particularly
before leaving home.

Additionally, the fundamental differences
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“Despite the questions asked by the students,
one thing was certain. They all knew what con-
stituted inappropriate behaviour. This was evident
as one student stood in front of her peers and ran-
domly pointed to various parts of her body. As
she did this, her schooimates immediately stated
whether it would be a ‘good touch’ or a ‘bad
touch’.”

Prior to leaving, the members of the Kiwanis’
Club of Nassau, AM and the SCAN team wished
all students a fun-filled and safe summer.

“Both organisations would like to express their
sincere gratitude to the wonderful students of
Hillcrest Academy and especially to principal
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LOCAL NEWS

VP & MANAGER - BUISNESS DEVELOPMENT

The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, incorporating
The Winterbotham Merchant Bank, (“Winterbotham”) is
a bank and trust company, broker/dealer and mutual fund
administrator, registered in The Bahamas. The Company
is dedicated to providing tailor made financial, fiduciary
and administrative services to corporate and institutional
customers and their shareholders worldwide.

Winterbotham is seeking a professional to assume
responsibility, reporting directly to the Chairman, for
business development in Central America and the North
and West Coasts of South America.

The candidate should be young, energetic, self motivated
and be well educated, and preferably hold a degree in
finance, economics or business administration. Relevant
post graduate studies and/or professional qualifications

will aiso be beneficial. It is vital that the candidate have
hands-on business development experience in several
Latin American markets in the financial services sector,
gained while residing in one or more markets over a
period of at least 2/3 years, and be able to demonstrate
that he/she has successfully generated revenue-producing
business. Clearly, complete business and social fluency
in Spanish is an absolute pre-requisite. Fluency in
Portuguese will also be an advantage.

Winterbotham is passing through an exciting period of

evolution as it adapts to developments in the international
financial services industry, and the opportunity offers
tremendous scope to an innovative and entrepreneurial
self starter who 1s willing to travel up to 50% of the time
in Latin America.

We offer excellent compensation, including financial
incentives tied directly to ES ae and a group health
scheme.

Candidates should send a detailed CV together with
a covering letter describing why you think you are
qualified for the job, directly to: The Chairman,
The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited,
P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau or by email to
chairman@vip-wtb.com. All interviews will be held in
Spanish & English.



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Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

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Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J..S. Johnson

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

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Foundation

Baha Mar has donated a cheque for $10,000 to the Lyford Cay
Foundation in honour of its vice president of finance, Vaughn
Roberts. Mr Roberts was a past recipient of a scnolarship from the
foundation and was recently honoured as one of its Outstanding
Top Scholars. He is a chartered public accountant who joined the
Baha Mar family last year. His is a story of outstanding success and
Baha Mar’s chairman, Sarkis Izmirlian said he is very proud to have
Mr Roberts as a part of the team. Shown at the presentation from
left are Mr Roberts, Manuel J Cutillas, chairman of the Lyford Cay
Foundation; Robert Sands, vice president of Baha Mar/Cable
Beach Resorts; Monique Hinsey, director of education for the
Lyford Cay Foundation.

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FROM page one

Leslie Miller has done from
time to time,” he said.

In response, Mr Miller said
that Mr Neymour, and Mr
Woodside now have a golden
opportunity to truly affect the
price of fuel by cutting the gov-







ernment’s tax on fuel like he
once proposed during his tenure
in office. However, Mr Miller
said, it is highly unlikely that
this would happen “with two
little babies” sitting around the
Cabinet table.

“They have the opportunity
now to do the right thing for
the Bahamian people,” he said.

Ministry thanks

Tribune

FROM page one

&
were hospitalised. Thus far, the
CDC confirms that no deaths
have been attributed to this
infection, with the onset dates
for 49 patients ranging from
March 4, 2007. to June 15, 2007.

“Veggie Booty, a snack com-
prised of puffed rice, corn and
a vegetable coating, is often
consumed by children. Parents
of children who may have eat-
en Veggie Booty are advised
to watch their children for signs
of illness. Salmonella typically
causes diarrhea, abdominal
cramps and fever. Symptoms
typically begin within one to
four days after exposure to the
bacteria. While most people
recover within days, very young
children, elderly adults and
people with weakened immune
systems may be at higher risk
for more severe complica-
tions,” according to the Min-
nesota department of agricul-
ture.

“We will have to find out, in
fact, if any of these products
are in the Bahamas,” Alphaeus
Forbes said, who is the deputy
permanent secretary in the

for tip
ministry of Lands and Loeal
government, which is responsi-
ble for consumer affairs., ;

Mr Forbes thanked The Tri-
bune for bringing the informa-
tion to the attention of his min-
istry, but at this time, he could
not confirm whether or not the
items are imported into the
Bahamas.

The recall of these snack
items in the US, comes after a
similar controversy surround-
ing counterfeit Colgate tooth-
paste, allegedly made in South.
Africa, was being sold in New
Providence. ;

Pricebusters, was discovered
to have sold the toothpaste that
contains an ingredient used. in
anti-freeze. The company has
subsequently removed all,of
the items from its shelves, and
offered consumers a full
refund. ‘

These concerns surrounding
the quality of certain foreign
food imports — especially thése
from China — raise concetns
here in the Bahamas, as many
discount and convenientce
stores import cheap Chingse
products, due to the profits that
can be derived from their low
cost. i

Celebration causes
delay for motorists

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An employee at the Min-
istry of Tourism informed The
Tribune that the Indepen-
dence Committee was hosting
the cultural event, and the
Ministry was not involved in
the planning or execution of
the programme. The employ-
ee added that as far as she
knew, Bay Street was not
“shut down” because of the
festivities, but traffic was being
re-routed to accommodate
motorists.

Ministry of Transport offi-
cials told The Tribune to con-
tact the Department of Road
Traffic for confirmation on
whether or not Bay Street was
indeed shut down. Attempts
were made to contact Jack
Thompson, the Controller at
the Road Traffic Department,
but as of press time he could
not be reached.

The National Pride Day cel-
ebration showcased Bahamian
vendors selling handmade arts
and crafts, and offered a free
sampling of native cuisine.



“THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 11
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IT is reported that when Inagua population, in order to Bahama Parrots in 1994. Then,
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in the Bahamas, he found the gramme. This was unsuccessful _ hatched in 1995.

.Bahama Parrot widespread and —_ until they were handed over to Ardastra Gardens now has
«abundant throughout the the very capable hands of five Bahama Parrots that can
"islands. Ardastra Gardens, which had _ be seen daily at the Zoo chat-

In his journals about Crooked their first two captive bred ting up a storm!

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Call:
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‘wealthy’ for your
income, says Collie

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33rd Annual Co-operative Month Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 29, 2007, at the Royal Bahamas Police Con-
ference Centre. From L to R are Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Local
Government; Joanne Bowe, Employee of the Year; Nathaniel Adderley, Director Department of Co-operative
Development; Sharon Rahming, Dedicated Cooperator; Sidney Collie, Judy Simmons, Deputy Director, Depart-
ment of Co-operative Development; Donald Symonette, Bishop William L. Wilson Award; Cheryl Bowe-Moss,
President Bahamas Co-operative League; and Racardo King, manager of the year.

(BIS Photo: Raymond A. Bethel)

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By Bahamas Information Ser-
vices

THE financial empowerment
of members should be the main
objective of co-operatives, Min-
ister of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment Sidney Collie remind-
ed the financial institutions.

Co-operatives should also
provide the necessary means for
their members to generate
income for themselves and their
families through the funding of
loans for business development,
he added.

Mr Collie was speaking at the

* ‘ 3

33rd annual Co-operative
Month awards luncheon, on Fri-
day, June 29, at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Confer-
ence Centre.

The awards luncheon held
under the theme, “Securing
financial prosperity through co-
operatives” was a joint venture
between the Department of Co-
operative Development in the
Ministry of Lands and Local
Government and the Bahamas
Co-operative League Limited.

Securing financial prosperity
for members requires manag-
ing the small amounts of money



Br Seat 2

that members invest and using it
to make more money for them,
Mr Collie said.

Co-operative societies should
“fully integrate sustainable prin-
ciples into their product and ser-
vice development process,” he
said.

They should equip staff with
the mindset and skills to devel-
op products and services in a
more sustainable way, he
added.

“The end result should be the
creation of more sustainable
products and practices that con-
tribute to higher quality of life



Ro ‘ ey

The Department of Co-operative Development, in conjunction with the Bahamas Co-operative League, held

its 83rd Annual Co-operative Month Awards Luncheon on Friday June 29, 2007 at the Royal Bahamas
Police Conference Centre. Nathaniel Adderley, Director Department of Co-operatiive development, is shown

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Credit unions should accept
the challenge of assisting mem-

‘bers with securing small and

medium sized loans for the pur-
pose of starting or developing
businesses, rather than merely
financing the purchases of con-
sumer goods, Mr Collie said.

“Products and services from
your members small and medi-
um sized businesses can be
linked directly to other indus-
tries, such as tourism, the coun-
try’s largest industry.

If more co-operative mem-
bers can be afforded the oppor-
tunity to develop their business
ideas successfully the co-opera-
tive movement could certainly
boast of “securing financial
prosperity through co-opera-.
tives,” he said.

Donald Symonette from the
Teachers and Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Bishop
William L Wilson Award, the
highest award given at the lun-
cheon.

Sharon Rahming of the
Teachers and Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Dedicated
Co-operator Award; Joanne
Brown of the Teachers and
Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited received

the Employee of the Year

Award and Ricardo King of the
Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Manager
of the Year Award.



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Worker in the sun? (6)

Hacks, or policemen out of breath (5)
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Bird on a string? (4)

Russian spending half an hour ina
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Acry of “time wasting!” (3)

Fades out of the side, possibly? (4)
Complaint of a chap out for a duck (4)
In public transport, is there no
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A performer of “One Alone”? (4)

In the fifties, to take it easy means
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Mend in some difficulty (3)

Make tea at certain points on the
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Regarded as being jess than
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Wherein to lie with a light-headed
manner? (4)

A lot of fuss about love (5)

With big trouble in the red, a helpful
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Worker looking terribly red in wild
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A pulse no end erratic can be
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Moving around in a jug? (5)

The line ran to central Barking (4)
Land in the southwest of paradise (6)
In Manila, possibly, it's beastly (6)

A success in the Whitehall farces? (3)
Plead for classification when there's
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Criminal despot embracing a saint (7)

Still the old-fashioned coat tail (3)
His mum's always at the Nag’s
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Wild boar on an island marked on

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Given a drop from the can (5)
Animal with gloves on, naturally? (3)
Start working up the line (3)

So as to listen? (6)

For each individual with no heir (3)
On which to raise cucumbers? (5)
You no-good teenagers! (Only
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An innocent Los Angeles doctor (4)
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Song (6)
Fetch (8)
Male goose (6)
Whim (5)
Grotto (4)
Layer (4)
English composer (4)
Serpent (3)
Woman's name (4)
Flower (4)
Timing device (9)
Encounter (4)
Inventory (4)
Crate (3)
Chilled (4)
Cupid (4)
Rope (4)
Performing area (5)
Of the sea (6)
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Don 30, Cosh

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Latin 23, Farm 26, Ideal 28, Tab 29, Margin 30, Locust
31, Omit 32, Goodness 33, Toggle

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6, Steed 8, Flag 9, Rep 12, Car 13, Lever 15, Relic 18,
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South West
14 Pass
4%
Opening lead — queen of clubs.

North East
34 Pass

There are hands where’ one
defender is in a much better position
than his partner to see the best
chance of defeating the contract. In
these cases, the player with the better
perspective should take over, if pos-
sible, and direct the defense for his
side.

For example, take this deal where
West led the queen of clubs against
four spades. East signaled with the

seven and won the next club with the
king. But when East then tried to
cash his ace, South ruffed, drew
trumps and conceded the ace of dia-
monds to make the contract.

East was entirely at fault for
allowing declarer to make four
spades. He merely went through the
motions of defending, basing his
hopes entirely on the possibility that
South had three clubs instead of two.

A much better plan would have
been to make use of the knowledge
that West’s queen-of-clubs lead indi-
cated he also had the jack. With that
ia mind, East should have overtaken
the queen with the king, cashed the
ace of diamonds and then returned a
low club to West’s jack.

This sequence of plays by East
would have clearly marked the ace of
diamonds as a singleton, and would
have made it easy for West to return
a diamond at trick four to defeat the
contract.

It is true that many players hold-
ing the East hand would mechani-
cally play the seven of clubs at trick
one, giving no thought whatever to
the primary objective of every good
defender: to defeat the contract. Over

the long haul, such players would
almost surely find themselves on the
short end of the score. ~

TARGET

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 or verb forms

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TODAY'S TARGET

Good 18; very good 27; excellent 36 (or more).

Solution Monday.

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7

Hard work (5)
Weight (5)
Minute (4)
Started (5)
Country road (4)
Opposed (6)
Turns aside (6)
Manner (3)

Greek island (5)
Crept (7)

Unit of current (3)
Charred remains (3)
Movement (6)
Eight-piece group (5)
Gender (3)

Help (3)

Swamp (6)
Record (3)
Beliets (5)

Scope (5)
Shabby (5)

Quote (4)

Hit (4)

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words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted. The
first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. inkjet in

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SATURDAY,

JULY 7 3
ARIES — March 21/April 20 =
This week, your task will be to find
a way to balance your desire to get ,
on in the world with your need to

withdraw from all the hustle and
bustle every once in a while. im

TAURUS - April 21/May 21 ~
Now’s the time to rein in your active ~
imagination Taurus, especially when -

it comes to romantic dreams about

someone who is not available. There
are other fish in the sea.

GEMINI- May 22/June 21.
Personal and professional relation-
ships will go better than they haye
in recent weeks. Don’t be so dra-
matic. Life should not be regarded
as a case of you against “‘them.”
CANCER - June 22/July 22
Do what has to be done this week,
then give yourself permission to
relax. This applies to business and
personal affairs alike, Cancer,
especially if your relationships
have been tense as of late.

LEO - July 23/August 23
Your joi de vivre is second to none,
Leo, but this week you will surpass
even your highest expectations. The
future looks bright, and you’re set to
zeaching new heights of happiness.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22
his is the time to:really,open-up and
let partners and loved ones know just
how much you care for them. Even if
you’ve said as much in the past, it
doesn’t hurt to emphasize the point.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

The past few weeks have been fairly
hectic, so you’re ready for a vaca-
tion. Even if you can’t get away,
take some time out this week to treat
yourself well.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Perhaps you feel the time for diplo-
macy has past. Watch your temper,
Scorpio, Remember, patience is a
virtue. An old flame stops by to say
hello. Be nice. ;
SAGITTARIUS- Noy 23/Dec 21
The softer, more romantic side of
your nature will begin to show itself
this week, Sagittarius, just in time to

4

rw 2

catch the eye of someone special. -

Follow up by talking to him or her. ~

Don’t be shy now!

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 =

You’re feeling a bit dreamy this week,
Capricorn, which is not like at you all.

However, everyone is entitled to a bit ‘

of time in the clouds, so don’t get to
down on yourself because of it.
AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18

If it’s something you believe in, then
don’t hesitate to get involved,
Aquarius. Group activities, especially
causes close to your heart will bring
you joy this week.

PISCES — Feb 19/March 20
This could be the week you’ve been
waiting for, Pisces. All of your cre-
ative juices are flowing in the right
directions, making your work both
high quality and innovative.

‘CHESS by Leonard Barden

‘Vladislav Tkachiev v Andrew
‘Ledger, Isle of Man 1996. New
European champion Tkachiev
enjoys a playboy lifestyle but
has a keen tactical eye, and here
he took advantage of Bedford
master Ledger’s vulnerable back
row. Though material is level,
Black's g7 knight is pinned
against the king so that the
queen is confined to g6 and h6.
And if the black rook moves
away from the back rank, Rf8 is

' chéckmate. You would therefore
expect White to pile on the

. pressure by 1 Qe7, threatening
Q or Rf8+ with mate next move.
ee a snag to that, which
makes for a double puzzle
today: (a) What does Ledger
threaten? (b) What was
Tkachiev's real winning move?

8399



LEONARD BARDEN



© Chess solution 8399: (a) Black threatens Rel+ and
Qhi mate. (b) 1 Qc7! Re8 (if Rxc7 2 RI8 mate) 2 Qe7
Rg8 3Rf8 and mates. If] Rg8 2 Qc5 NhS (to stop 3
RIB) 3 0e3+ Ng7 4 RIG Qh5 5 Bxg8 wins.













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nited States’ 231st birthday



lM THREE’S COMPANY — Shown (I-r) are BTC president and
chief executive officer Leon R Williams, BEC general manager
Kevin Basden and chief passport officer Jordan Ritchie



@ CELEBRATING 231 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE — Gunner Sgt Harry Taylor and his wife, Maha, banker Doramae Wright,
Saskia and her husband, Dr Brent Hardt, United States Chargé d’ Affaires, and Linda and her husband, businessman Charlton
Knowles, are shown Wednesday, July 4, 2007, during Independence Day celebrations at the residence of the US ambassador
on Sandford Drive

@ ALL SMILES — Clint Burke, head of security for US prop-
erties and his wife, Chief Inspector Lafonda Sutton-Burke, offi-
cer in charge of US Customs and Border Protection (Bahamas),
attorney Chelon Carr, of Lennox Patton, with her fianceé, André
R Newbold, director of sales, Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

@ FORMER US
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close friend
Sonya Watts



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Nancy Kelly, Kelly’s vice-president and former governor-general Sir Clifford Darling



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Facing financial
hardship after
not receiving
proper salary

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

NURSES attached to the
Department of Public Health
are struggling to pay their bills
and make ends meet after not
receiving a salary for the last
seven months, it was claimed
by inside sources.

A group of registered nurs-
es, who have been working full-
time for the Department of
Public Health since January, are
still only receiving $180 a month
instead of the $1875 they are
due.

Speaking with The Tribune, a
source close to the department
said that although the nurses
graduated and received their
licences some seven months
ago, they are still being paid a
student’s stipend.

“Some of the nurses are sin-
gle, some of them are married
with children, but regardless of
their situation they all have bills
and other expenses to pay and
they can’t without a full salary,”
the source said.

According to one staff mem-
ber at the Department of Public,
Health, this is not a new sce-
nario and the problem keeps
occurring due to shortsighted-
ness in budget planning.

It is claimed that some mem-
bers of the graduating class
from last year worked for nine
months before receiving a
salary.

“The department said it did
not budget for the nurses, but
that is nonsense since the exact
date of graduation for every
nursing class is known long
ahead of time, the source said.

“The department said that it
is a long and complicated
process (to get the salaries
approved) and that it has to go’
through the Public Service
Commission. (The nurses)
should not have to wait for
months to get their pay in this
day and age,” the staff member
claimed.

The source close to the
Department of Public Health
also claimed that the problem of
not being paid a full salary only
applies to nurses attached to
that department.

All nurses who were trans-
ferred to Princess Margaret
Hospital and the Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre, and now
come under the Public Hospital
Authority, have reportedly
received their salaries.

Calls to Director of Public
Health Dr Baldwin Carey were
not returned.

Minister hits
back at Muller

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

MINISTER of State for Util-
ities Phenton Neymour criti-
cised former Minister of Trade
Leslie Miller yesterday for
attacking him, and the FNM
government for the current
prices of fuel at the pumps.

Mr Neymour - who took
grave exception to being termed
a “baby minister” by Mr Miller
- said that the former minister’s
comments that the price of
gasoline under the FNM could
reach $5 a gallon because they
care little about the “poor
man”, further proves that Mr
Miller knew “absolutely noth-
ing” about the fuel industry.

“A little over a week ago,
when he said that I was a baby
minister, he said the price of gas
would be going up over $5. And
then the following day, the price
went down. Which again proves
that Mr Miller is not familiar
with this industry although he

served as a minister. Because
he could have easily determined
or found information to suggest
that the price would have gone
down,” Mr Neymour said.

The Minster of State contin-
ued, stating that this “attack”
on himself, and his fellow Min-
ister of State Byran Woodside
— both of whom in their prior
capacity worked in the fuel
industry — was unwarranted by
the PLP. He also added that the
assumption that the FNM gov-
ernment “does not care about
the small man” is also a com-
ment that was unfairly hurled
at him and the government of
which he is a part.

“Mr Leslie Miller, and the
PLP have come out and
attacked myself in regards to
the pricing (of fuel). The FNM
government does care about the
Bahamian people. That is why
we do not believe in making
irresponsible statements as Mr

SEE page 10







Summer students take part in the Independence festivities held in
Rawson Square yesterday, and learn more about Bahamain history.





. (Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)







Ministry in snack

food brand probe

By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AN investigation is being conducted by local
officials to find out if two tainted snack food
brands have been imported into the Bahamas.

The Tribune alerted the consumer division of
the ministry of lands and local government to
the product threat after a story was published on
the items in The Miami Herald on Wednesday.

The seasoning on the Veggie Booty snack
foods, made with imported Chinese ingredients,
has been found by the Minnesota department of
agriculture to be tainted with Salmonella

By Taneka Thompson

HUNDREDS of irate motorists were hin-
dered from getting to their destinations Friday,
as a National Pride Day celebration in Rawson
Square brought traffic to a standstill.

Karla Wells, 22, parked her car on Shirley
Street and walked onto Rawson Square to
avoid sitting in traffic in the 90 degree heat.
“Traffic is definitely moving slower than usual,”
she told The Tribune. “They need to do better
than this.”

The decision left business owners, already
frustrated by all the issues facing the down-
town area, more than annoyed.

“This is just ridiculous,” said one business





Wadsworth, which is believed to be responsible
for a series of illnesses across 18 US states.

As a result, the company that makes the snack
food item, Robert’s American Gourmet, has
recalled the Veggie Booty snack food and the
Super Veggie ‘Tings brands, as the tainted sea-
soning is used on both products:

According to the US Centres for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC), among patients for
whom clinical information is available, 76 per
cent developed bloody diarrhea and 10 per cent

SEE page 10 |

Motorists, firms upset by
National Pride festivities

owner calling into The Tribune. “They can not
just keep destroying people’s businesses like
this. I can understand if they closed Bay Street
for occasions such as the opening of Parlia-
ment, but not for this.”

The merchant said that the closure was
unnecessary particularly as the event was being
staged on either side of Rawson Square and
not in’ the middle of the road.

“So there is really no reason why they could-
n’t have had a policeman out to monitor people
crossing and leave the road open for traffic,” the
merchant said.



SEE page 10

Nurses in distress

Man faces
charge
of incest

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - An Abaco
man was charged in the Marsh
Harbour Magistrate’s Court
with incest, stemming from an
incident involving a five-year-
old girl.

Wilfred Russell, 55, also
known as “Forsey”, of Crown
Haven, Abaco, was charged
with several counts of incest and
unlawful sexual intercourse
before Magistrate Crawford
McGee on Tuesday.

According to reports, police
were informed on Saturday,
June 30, of an incident involving
a five-year-old girl by a nurse
at the Marsh Harbour Govern-
ment Clinic.

At the arraignment, Russell
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and the case was
adjourned to October 1 for tri-
al. He has been remanded to
Fox Hill Prison.

Teen
killed
by car

THE country recorded its
22nd traffic fatality for the
year Thursday night when a
14-year-old boy was struck
down by a car, according to
police.

Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans said yesterday
that the victim was identified
as Shaquille Moxey of Joe
Farrington Road. The young
boy reportedly died in hospi-
tal Thursday night.

ASP Evans said that
according to reports, Moxey
was struck down shortly after
8 pm in the area of Bread-
fruit Street, Pinewood Gar-
dens. The young boy had
reportedly emerged from the
rear of a passing car when he
was struck by a Nissan Maxi-
ma. Investigations are con-
tinuing into this incident.

Police also report that a 47-
year-old man has been hos-
pitalised and is in critical con-
dition after being struck by a
jeep Thursday morning. The
incident reportedly took place
in the area of Fox Hill Road.
According to ASP Walter
Evans the man was struck by
a Honda CRY jeep. The man
remains hospitalised and is in
critical Condition ASP Wal-
ter Evans said.


PAGE 2, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007



Coast Guard’s busy month
in human trafficking fight

THE United States Coast
Guard have had a busy
month combatting illegal
immigration and human
smuggling between the
Bahamas and Florida.

Just this week, the crew
of the Coast Guard cutter
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93 Cuban immigrants inter-
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find themselves in the water,"
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ing 14 immigrants and two
suspected smugglers 57
miles south of Key West on
Sunday.

The two suspected smug-
glers were identified by Cus-
toms and Border Protection
as Cuban Nationals with
parolee status in the Unit-
ed States.

Coast Guard crews inter-
cepted 45 immigrants
throughout the area in five
different cases.

Five immigrants on a rus-
tic vessel were located by
the Coast Guard cutter Tor-
nado crew 15 miles north-
west of Cay Sal Banks in the
Bahamas.

The crew of the motor
vessel, Eagle Tome located
six migrants 310 miles south-
west of Fort Myers, Florida.
They were transferred to the
Coast Guard cutter Confi-
dence.

The crew of the motor
vessel Ual Texas located 16
immigrants 315 miles west
of Key West. The Ual Texas
proceeded toward the Eagle
Tome and was also met by
the cutter Confidence.

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rustic vessel were located by
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Fisheries officer

on China course

ASSISTANT fisheries offi-
cer Jared Dillet is in China to
take part in course in “aqua
culture” that ends on August
28.

The Chinese Ministry of
Commerce is offering the
course to developing nations
as part of an outreach pro-
gramme, Mr Dillet said.

One of Mr Dillet’s main
responsibilities in the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources is
the handling of requests to
cultivate aquatic organisms in
the Bahamas.

Once the course is com-
pleted, Mr Dillet should be
able to give better recom-
mendations to persons apply-
ing for aqua culture permits.

Besides reviewing the dif-
ferent types of marine species,
the course outlines how to
feed them, the best pump sys-
tems for each:species, and dis-
ease management and pre-
vention.

In the Bahamas, there are
several operations working
with aquatic species, Mr Dil-
let noted.

There is a U S company
that imports cobia and pom-
pano eggs and hatchlings to
a facility north of Spanish
Wells.

The company grows the
fish in open cages, which are
then shipped to Florida to
various markets, Mr Dillet
explained.

In Eleuthera, the Island
School is engaged in aqua cul-
ture at the research level.

“They grow fish,” he said.
“They deal with aquaponics,

which is using fish waste to
grow plants. So it is kind of a
symbiotic thing between fish
and plants.

“They also do some sponge
culture as well.

“That industry is making a
comeback.”

Theses sponges end up all
over the world, particularly
Italy and Greece, Mr Dillet
said.

Before deciding on a career
in marine scienice, he tried
engineering, electronics, com-
puter science and chemistry.

Then he settled on an asso-
ciates degree in bio-chemistry
from the College of the
Bahamas and completed a
bachelor’s in marine science
at Savannah State Universi-
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There is no typical day at
the office for Mr Dillet. He
may be found going in the
field to do environmental

impact assessments, land sur- -

veys, special dives, taking bio-
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fishermen or going to fish
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concerning their catch, how
much they caught, what they
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He encourages students to
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A WOMAN accused of
being found in possession
of 16 pounds of marijuana
has been granted $30,000
bail by the Magistrate’s
Court.

Ingrid Bain, 29, of
Carmichael Road, who was
arraigned last week on the
charge of possession of mar-
ijuana with the intent to
supply, returned to court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.

It was alleged that the
drugs were found in her
home on Tuesday, June 26.

The prosecution made no
objection to bail being
granted to Bain.

Magistrate Carolita
Bethel granted bail on the
condition that the accused |
surrender her travel docu-
ments and report to the
police station nearest her
home every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.





e A 38-year-old man of
Fox Hill has been denied
bail on shop-breaking and
stealing charges. ;

Wayne Toussaint, 38, was
remanded to prison on
Thursday after his bail hear-
ing.

The prosecution had
objected to bail being grant-
ed, citing the serious nature
of the charges and claiming
that the accused might com-
mit offences if released.

Toussaint has been
charge with two counts of
shop-breaking and one
count of stealing.

It was alleged that Tous-
saint broke into Burger
King on Bernard Road on
Saturday, March 2, 2007.

It is also alleged that on
May 24, he broke into the
Texaco service station on
Joe Farrington Road and
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Christie confident Grand
Bahama’s future is bright

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Opposition Leader
Perry Christie expressed confidence that
Grand Bahama’s economy will prosper
as a result of the major investment pro-
jects that were initially negotiated under
the former PLP government.

Mr Christie was speaking in Grand
Bahama for the first time since his par-
ty’s defeat in the general election.

“This is the first occasion I have had to
speak to Grand Bahama. We thought it
was appropriate to [address] certain per-
tinent issues, which were relevant leading
into the general election, which we think
remain very important to the lives of the
people of Grand Bahama, particularly
as regard to the economy of Grand
Bahama and the social challenges that
Grand Bahama faces,” he said.

The closure of the Royal Oasis con-
tinues to be a major contributing factor
in the decline of the Grand Bahama
economy, which has suffered a loss of

nearly 1,000 hotel rooms. More than
1,000 jobs were lost in Freeport.

During a press conference this week at
PLP Headquarters in Grand Bahama,
Mr Christie pointed out that a reliable
purchaser of the Royal Oasis Resort had
been announced by the then PLP gov-
ernment just before the general election.

He stated that the Harcourt Group
had committed to finding the best inter-
national partners to open a new resort
and casino.

“We would, therefore, hope that the
government of Bahamas would continue
with the discussions and negotiations
with the view to ensuring that the Har-
court Group is able to complete the
transaction, and in the process appoint
international partners for the casino and
the hotel,” said Mr Christie.

“We also are mindful of the Harcourt
Group’s interest in ultimately taking
advantage of the beach property so that
the resort will in fact have a companion
property ultimately on the beach.”

Turning his attention to the Ginn pro-



ject, Mr
Christie
spoke about
the potential
impact that
the project
will have for
Grand
Bahama.
“Notwith-
standing the
potential
class action
lawsuit in
the USA,
we expect
the Ginn Group to have a significant
lasting impact on Grand Bahama.
“And we trust that the government
will now recognise that every precau-
tion and every step was taken in the first
process of assuring the community in
Grand Bahama, particularly West End,
that we took sound environmental steps,
not only to investigate the project envi-
ronmentally, but to put in place an envi-

Perry Christie

ronmental sensitive management plan.”

Mr Christie stated that resort devel-
opments such as the Barbary Bay Devel-
opment and by the Raven Group in East
Grand Bahama are also expected to have
a major impact on the island’s econo-

my.

“The Barbary Bay Development, we
are led to understand, is continuing, and
the Grand Bahama Port Authority and
we (as) the government of the Bahamas
initiated that project at the time, and we
knew then it was intended to have a
major impact like Ginn, in eastern
Freeport.

“At the same time, I am assured that
the mixed use development resort by
the Raven Group which is further east of
the Barbary Bay project on 1,400 acres of
land, is in fact in place and making
progress and continuing.”

Other projects of significance on
Grand Bahama that came under the
PLP, he said, include Associated Gro-
cers, a new brewery and the $300 million
container port expansion.

Church calls for National
Heroes Act to be removed

By ASHLEY THOMPSON

MICKLYN SEYMOUR,
president of Bahamas In
Prophecy, is appealing to the
new administration to rescind
the, National Heroes Act.

According to Mr Seymour,
the act is in conflict with the
preamble to the country’s con-
stitution.

The National Heroes Act,
passed by the previous admin-
istration, ended observance of
the national holiday Discovery
Day, replacing it with National
Heroes Day.

Mr Seymour noted that the
preamble of the constitution
states that “. . four hundred and
eighty one years ago (1492-
1973), the rediscovery of this
the Family of Islands rocks and
cays, heralded the rebirth of the
new world...”

This, Bahamas In Prophesy
contends, names Discovery Day
as an important point in history
for the country and its people.

As the nation is about to cel-
ebrate the 34th anniversary of
independence, the group is ask-
ing the government to “repeal
this law due to the direct con-
flict with the wording of the
constitution of the Bahamas”.

Bahamas In Prophesy
believes that a law should not
be in place if it contradicts what

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Mr Seymour also explains
that October is not a month that
should be set aside for honour-
ing the country’s heroes. A date
connecting to something those
persons have done should be
chosen — as the current date
makes the holiday “empty and
void”.

In addition to conflicting with
the constitution, the group
believes that the majority of the
general public does not support
National Heroes Day.

The group said they conduct-
ed a survey in 2004 and found
that of the 300 people with
whom they spoke, 99 per cent
were against observing Nation-
al Heroes Day over Discovery
Day.

This is supported by a report
the group saw of the findings
of the Cultural Commission in
2004.

Based on these results,
Bahamas In Prophesy is asking
the government to repeal the
act and seek a consensus from
the people in the form of a ref-
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Mr Seymour stated that
Bahamians need to become
more involved with processes
of this kind, and a good way to
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government to rid the country
of the numerous obelisks that
can be found throughout the
capital. .

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pendence, Delta Airlines pre-
sented the Bahamas with the
gift of an obelisk.

This particular pillar of stone
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Gardens. Others are located
behind the statue of Sir Milo
Butler and in the courtyard of
Rawson Square.

According to Mr Seymour,
such monuments have been
used as pagan altars to worship
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‘Wonders of the world contest

STANDING before the gleaming
dome of the timeless Taj Mahal or the
cloud-shrouded stone ruins of Machu
Picchu early in the morning is truly a
humbling experience.

There’s a spirituality that comes from
standing in a place where so many others
have stood in the centuries before you.

The contest was created by the New 7
Wonders Foundation, which seeks to
document, maintain, restore and recon-
struct world heritage. The foundation
was created six years ago by Bernard
Weber, a Swiss adventurer. Weber’s mis-
sion is to protect our collective heritage
worldwide. Money raised through the

Straw Market |

should follow.

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Kerzner’s lead

EDITOR, The Tribune.

LISTENING to Bradley
Roberts and others on the PLP
side, one would ask why these
people are screaming so much
about a straw market that they
had five years to build but
refused to during their term in
office. They fooled the Bahami-
an people on several occasions
pretending to be doing some-
thing on the site, but actually
nothing happened. Allyson Gib-
son and Fred Mitchell have
since tried to milk this cow
eveyy opportunity they got. I
wonder what’s really in it for
them.

Mr Michael Foster is all over
the place bragging about his
“Chinese” artist conception of
the straw market. He has
appeared on Real Talk Live
with Jeffrey Lloyd more than
once, which means he had sev-
eral opportunities to be up
front. But it took a courageous
Leslie Miller to set the record
straight.

Mr Miller used this opportu-
nity on Jeffrey Lloyd Real Talk

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blew a large hole in the cost of
the straw market, reiterating
that the cost was more in the
line of $10 million as opposed to
the inflated cost of $23 million.
These assertions now confirm
what most honest and intelli-
gent Bahamians were suspicious
of all along.

Mr Miller related that he
thought that greed played a big
roll in the price being “jacked
up” to $23 million, maybe
because commissions would be
higher. This may be the same
reason why a wise Hubert
Alexander Ingraham has seen
fit to revisit the contracts
because he, in his wisdom must
have not been too please with
the scent of the contract. It did
smell fishy.

Mr Foster explained how he
travelled around the world to
see other tourist sites for an idea
how to design the much antici-

it would be built in their one,
term in office. But history,

would record that the PLP was
nothing more than just talk.
They did nothing, but waste |
public funds jetting people.
around for absolutely nothing.
Any fool would have expected’
that the market would have had,
a Bahamian design.

The Marina Village on Par-
adise island is a beautiful exam-.

ple of a distinctly Bahamian set

ting.
Sol Kerzner did not go; nei-”
ther did he waste his money to,

send any one to China to get.

any ideas to build the village.
Why did the PLP allow the
architect and presumably his

entourage to visit China? Was it ,

at the Bahamian people’s

expense? We are not creating

a Chinese village we are trying
to create a concept that is dis-
tinctly Bahamian. If Mr Foster
was smart he could have easily
asked Jackson Burnside, a

Bahamian architect with inter-
national acclaim how it could,

be done and at a reasonable
cost too.

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ing sites across the globe, such as the ward was happening. Mr Miller _ on far too many occasions that July, 2007.

al genius. Or the fact that they have with-
stood the tests of time. Whatever it is,
few can deny that they are wonderful to
behold.

Now, sites like the Taj Mahal and
Machu Picchu will get their due as part of
a global competition of epic proportion
taking place online. On July 7, the “New
7 Wonders of the World” will be revealed
through a virtual democratic vote by mil-
lions around the world..

The contest is meant to expand and
update the notion of wondrous sites,
often exemplified by the original Seven
Wonders of the Ancient World. The
ancient wonders were selected more than
2,000 years ago. Only one of them — the
Great Pyramid of Giza — still exists. The
others have returned to the earth, becom-
ing the stuff of legend in the process.

The other ancient wonders were the
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue
of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of
Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at
Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes
and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The sites reflected what was the known
world for the early Greek historians and
philosophers who highlighted them.

The 2007 list of wondrous candidates
reflects a very different and diverse
world. The list includes Angkor Wat in
Cambodia, the Hagia Sophia in Turkey,
the Statute of Liberty in New York, the
Sydney Opera House in Australia and
the Great Wall of China, among many
others.

These places connect us to the past,
and give us an appreciation for what
wonders the future might hold.

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The statues, built into sandstone cliffs
in the third century, were destroyed in
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campaign to eliminate images deemed
offensive to Islam.

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before 2000 are eligible for the contest.
The list has already been whittled down
to 21 candidates from the nearly 200 orig-
inal nominees. The resulting catalogue is
a “where’s where” of amazing places.

The rest is up to you.

According to recent news reports, vot-
ing is highest in Latin American and
Asian nations, while Americans and
Europeans have cast the fewest ballots.
That’s a shame, because the contest is
more than a silly exercise in online vot-
ing. It represents an awareness of the
greater world around us.

We need that in this consumptive era,
too often marked by planned obsoles-
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The new seven wonders will be chosen
by everyday people across the world,
rather than a handful of educated Greek
elite. That is wondrous, indeed.

To participate in the selection of the
newest seven wonders of the world, go to
www.new/7wonders.com. The winners
will be announced July 7 in Lisbon, Por-
tugal.

And in case you’re wondering, the
Great Pyramid of Giza will be grandfa-
thered as the eighth wonder.

(This article is by Rebeca Chapa of
San Antonio Express-News C.2007).

Bahamas.

Can the Prime Minister
finish what he started?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Bahamian taxpayers would
be well served to re-read and
digest Larry Smith's thoughts
on BTC, ZNS and the old mon-
ey losing favourite Bahamasair.
As a former member of two dif-
ferent public utility commis-
sion's let us briefly examine all
three:

BTC

Before Mr. Ingraham left
office in 2002 he began the
process of disposing of this
dinosaur. At the very last
minute in the PLP campaign
they finally had a buyer in a
very deceptive deal which has
the Bahamian taxpayer holding
the bag and paying: monopo-
lized prices for upwords of sev-
en years.

No wonder Bluewater was
willing to pay a higher price.
The buyer of BTC should be
given one year monopolized
pricing then open the market
to competition. This window of
one year gives the acquiring
company time to streamline the
NEW BTC and get their pricing
to a level of sensibility.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that REYNALD ORNEUS OF
KENNEDY SUBDIVISION, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 30TH day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,



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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Prestigious Private Island Resort has immediate positions
available for the follow:

ZNS

This is another silly waste
of taxpayer money of $13 mil-
lion a year. Their news coverage
is absolutely archaic and chan-
nel 12 can bring to the Bahami-
an viewer all the unbiased news
they would ever need. Did you
watch the election coverage on
ZNS? They were actually read-
ing the results! On the cable
channel 12 their quality elec-
tion coverage and video displays
were at par with some of the
major networks in the States.

Bahamasair

This antiquated and money
sucking behemoth needs to be
put to sleep. In the last 10 years
it has cost the Bahamian tax-
payers some 200 million dollars
to keep it afloat. This poorly
managed outfit never can com-
pete with the post-bankruptcy
airlines who serve the country
very well. A fare of 39 to 49
bucks is being offered to the
Bahamas by a states' carrier and
Bahamasair cannot compete
with that or anything else.The
only thing left for them to do is
service the Family Islands that
already have no private carrier
service and that is it! Quit trying
to compete with the established
carriers as they are "eating your
lunch". They, must ditch all of
the Dash-8 aircraft and employ
the 19 seat Beechcraft instead
for this limited role. I for one

would like to see this million.

dollar study conducted by Mck-

insey and Co and authorized by:
the PLP become public for all,

to see and digest. What is there. |

to hide?

Now the tough decisions:
begin. Mr Ingraham had the:
fortitude to downsize BTC dur-

ing his first two terms and began

the process of selling it. Nothing
as usual got done during the
PLP reign. Let us hope in his
third term he can finish what he
started.

JOHN SMESTAD
June 28, 2007.

INSIGHT

For the stories :
behind the:
news, read
Insight on
Mondays

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SEAN RICHARD WRIGHT
OF MARKET STREET, P.O. BOX SS-5172, NASSAU,

BAHAMAS,

is applying to the Minister responsible for

Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 7TH day of JULY, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

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SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 5



Bahamian students urged

to apply for US visas early



Disaster
managers

assess
new tool

By Bahamas Information
Services



EMERGENCY manage-
ment is a complex under-
taking and Geographic
Information Systems is the
tool that can assist govern-
ment in meeting such a
responsibility, said
Antonique Sweeting, a tech-
nician from the Bahamas
National GIS centre.

Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)'is a comput-
er-based tool that is used to
analyse, store, manipulate
and display events that hap-
pen on earth, Miss Sweet-
ing explained.

To capture the full poten-
tial of GIS there are five
major components that are
needed, she added.

“These include hardware,
software, data, methods and
people,” she said. “These
five components are equally
important and the technolo-
gy will not work effectively if
one or more is missing.

“So GIS can be seen as a
data integration tool, or we
can say it is the data inte-
grator. This is primarily
because it combines layers
of information.”

At the National Emer-
gency Disaster Agency’s
(NEMA) disaster manage-
ment conference on
Wednesday, Miss Sweeting
talked about the potential
use of GIS for disaster man-
agement in the Bahamas.

GIS can be used for a
variety of functions within
disaster management, Miss
Sweeting said. For example,
it plays a part in tracking
and monitoring disasters,
tracking and monitoring the
need for assistance, tracking
and monitoring the distrib-
ution of assistance, hazard
mapping, contingency plan-
ning, determining human
resources, conducting dam-
age assessments and also’

monitoring shelter locations.







THE American Embassy is “strongly”
encouraging all students who intend to
study in the United States beginning this
fall to apply for their student visa early.

This, the embassy’s consular section
said in a statement, is to provide “ample
time for processing”.

“Keep in mind that July and August
are the busiest months in our consular
section, and timely interview appoint-
ments may sometimes be difficult to
schedule during this period,” the state-
ment said. It said students may apply for
their visa as soon as they have all the
required documentation.

“Students should note that the
embassy is able to issue your student
visa 120 days or less, in advance of the
course of study registration date.

“Students need to plan ahead to avoid
having to make repeat visits to the
embassy. To the extent possible, stu-
dents should bring the documents sug-
gested below, as well as any other docu-
ments that might help establish their ties
to the local community,” the statement
said.

It recommended bringing:

¢ The I-20 form issued by the school or
university in the US.

e Evidence of payment of the SEVIS
fee (www.fmjfee.com).

e A valid passport, with at least six
months validity remaining, and any pre-
vious passports you have held which are
still in your possession.

e A report is required for any
lost/stolen passports.

e Fully completed and signed appli-
cation forms DS-156 (and DS-157 to be
completed by all male applicants from
age 16 through 45) and DS-158. The DS-
156 form must be completed online at:
http://evisaforms.state.gov and then
printed out and signed. The DS-157 and
DS-158 form are found on our website
at: http://nassau.usembassy.gov or at:
www.travel.state.gov

e A passport-size photograph taken
within the past six months; plain white
background, no head coverings. Hair
should be pushed away from the face.
(Glasses may be worn if there is no glare

- and eyes are clearly visible.) See photo

specifications at:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info
_1287.htm1" travel.state.gov.

e $100 in exact change (all Bahamian
or all U S — no mixed currencies). Pay-
ment is by cash, postal money order or
certified check only.

e Applicants must also demonstrate
the financial capacity to cover tuition
fees and living expenses for the first 12
months.

The statement asked all applicants to
address all inquiries about visas to: mail-
to:visanassau@state.gov.

It added that if any student needs to
change an already scheduled visa
appointment in order to begin studies
in a timely manner, he or she should
send an email to:
mailto:visanassau@state.gov, with the
subject line: “Emergency appointment
for a student visa”. ;

Film Festival
Starts with a
major ‘Ball’

THE Bahamas Film Festival
opened its fourth season with a
bang with the premiere of the
long awaited movie Ball’s Alley.

At the opening ceremony
before the premiere, brief
remarks was brought to the live-
ly audience by James Catalyn
who has the honour of having
this years festival named after
him.

Mr Cet who has been in
theatre for many years, was
delighted, as he said, “to have
my flowers while I am alive.”

He spoke about the industry
debut of the festivals’ organiser,
Celi Moss, saying: “I am so very
proud of Celi and the work that
he is doing.”

Also bringing remarks was
the newly appointed Culture
Minister Charles Maynard, who
has been behind the Festival
and the Bahamas Film Society

SUR MER®

from their inception.

He also praised Mr Moss for
his pioneering role in telling the
Bahamian story on the big
screen. ;

Mr Maynard assured the
audience that the grant that was
awarded to the festival by the
previous administration will be
upheld and the possibilities of
additional funding will be
looked into.

Mr Moss expressed his. grati-
tude to the minister and to all
others who supported him in
this venture. He also thanked
well known comedian, actor,
writer, producer and special
guest Anthony Anderson for
coming to this year’s festival.

Mr Anderson, who is no
stranger to the Bahamas, was
elated to have been asked to

come and support any venture. ;

where “persons are assisting

Official Ball Field
Handover Ceremony
Saturday July 7th, 2007

12noon

West End Softball Field
Exhibition Games &

Refreshments.

Happy Independence

SUR MER®

All Bahamian Concert &
Fireworks Display
Sunday July 8th, 2007

8pm

Bay Shore Drive, West End
Happy Independence
Refreshments will be on sale

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Minister of Culture Charles Maynard, comedian, writer, actor and producer Anthony Anderson,
Bahamas Film Festival President Celi Moss, and festival vice president Utah Taylor +

others in the film industry.”

In an interview after the pre-
miere, Mr Anderson said he is
living out his dream and is
“delighted to assist others in
helping them reach to theirs.”

He says that you have to ©

“study your craft and continue
studying” as he is doing today.

The festival’s itinerary is as
follows:

e A conversation with Antho-
ny Anderson at Club Envy, Fri-
day at 8pm.

e An awards ceremony at
Arawak Cay, Saturday at 8pm.

e The festival also will be

honouring Calvin Lockhart and
Viveca Watkins posthumously.

Among those present at this
year’s festival opening were Rev
C B Moss, film commissioner
Craig Woods, former minister
of culture Neville Wisdom,
President of Galaxy Produc-
tions Cornelius McKinney, vice

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LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE







This week, In Days Gone By
looks back at Friday, July 10,
1975 — the second anniversary
of the country’s independence.
The British made the islands
internally self-governing in
1964. In 1973, the Bahamas
became fully independent, but
retained membership in the
Commonwealth of Nations. In
1967, Sir Lynden Pindling
became the first black premier
of the colony, and in 1973 he
became prime minister. He
appointed Sir Milo Butler as
governor general. Based on the



pillars of tourism and financial
services, the Bahamas' economy
has prospered since the 1950s.
Today, the country enjoys the
third highest per capita income
in the western hemisphere, and
the highest in the Caribbean,
excluding the dependent terri-
tories of Bermuda and the Cay-
man Islands. Despite this, the
country still faces ‘significant
challenges in the areas of edu-
cation, health care, the fight
against international narcotics
trafficking, penal system reform
and illegal immigration.



LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past & Geared To the Future

| Worship Time: Ilam & 7pm
‘Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer Time: 6:30pm

Place: The Madeira Shopping
Center

Pastor Knowles can be heard
each Sunday morning on

Joy 101.9 at 8:30a.m Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O. Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
Email-lynnk@batelnet.bs

Grace and Peace Wesleyan Church
z. RX 0 me of The Free Methodist Church of
North America

HERE GOD IS ADORED AND EVERYONE IS ALPIRMED)
Worship Time: Ila.m. & 7p.m.

Prayer Time: 10:15a.m. to 10:45a.m.
Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
P.O.Box $$-5631

Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587

COME TO WORSHIP. LEAVE TQ SERVE



THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
tomeemeny §:O- Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
samemee Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135

aay CHURCH SERVICES
cee. | SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2007
INDEPENDENCE SUNDAY

AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey/HC

ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/HC

COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Bernard Road
11:00AM

CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Zion Boulevard

10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting/HC
7:00PM No Service

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,

East Shirley Street

11:00AM Rev. Bill Owens/HC
7:00PM Rev. Bill Owens

GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen’s College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James NeillyHC

ST. MICHAEL’S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM Connections - Rev. Phillip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs/HC

TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00AM Rev. William Higgs
7:00PM No Service

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‘RENEWAL’ on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1

Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles

‘METHODIST MOMENTS?) on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.

Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles

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The BCMC is pleased to announce the publication of a book containing
short studies highlighting the beliefs and practices of the Methodist
Church. Copies are available through the Confernce Office: 1-9
copies, $8.00 per book. Order of 10 or more copies $6.00 per book

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH, 2007
11:00 a.m.

FAMILY SUNDAY

Pender our cares upon Him, for He cares for us” (1 Peter 5:7)










The late governor general Sir Milo Butler takes the salute at Fort Charlotte

The world famous Royal Bahamas Police Force
‘Band’s second independence anniversary performance

CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL

CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS ¢ Tel: 325-2921

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH, 21.

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No Evening Service

9:45 a.m. 9 Bi of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
| Outreach: 11:20 a.m. ¢ Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. —
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)

ayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)












‘OPPORTUNITIES FOR
WORSHIP AND MINISTRY

SUNDAY SERVICES

Morning Worship Service

Sunday School for allages... 9.45 a.m.
Adult Education 9.45 a.m.
Worship Service 11,00 am.
Spanish Service 2.00 p.m
Evening Worship Service ....... 6.30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.

Selective Bible Teaching
Royal Rangers (Boys Club} 4-16 yrs.
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs.

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting

RADIO MINISTRY
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. - ZNS | - TEMPLE TIME

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Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:

Sunday 6pm - ZNS 2

Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

Pastor:H. Mills

“Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are”
Pastor: H. Mills ¢ Phone: 393-0563 * Box N-3622

THE BAHAMAS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
CONFERENCE

OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE

CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS :
L’EGLISE METHODISTE DANS LA CARAIBE
eat ET LES AMERIQUES xy es
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES reset
108 Montrose Avenue :
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhodesmethod@batelnet.bs

METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE
OF GOD, TO REFORM THE NATION, BUT
ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND TO SPREAD
SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
(Father John Wesley)

“Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in the Bahamas”
SIXTH LORD’S DAY AFTER PENTECOST,
JULY 8, 2007
COLLECT:
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole
body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our
prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that
may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your
name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)



7:00 a.m. Rey. Leonard G. Roberts Jr. (Holy
Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas

RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108
Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)

7:00 a.m. Rey. Evans Lazarre
10:00 a.m. Sis. Patrice Strachan
11:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte

6:30 p.m. Concert at Wesley
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose
Street, Fox Hill)

11:00 a.m: Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr.(Holy
Communion) -

PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)

11:00 a.m. Rey. Stacia Williams- Christmas/Rally
Classes

HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST

CHURCH (28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)

9:00 a.m. Rev. Evans Lazarre (Holy Communion)
METHODIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
8:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas (Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo
Street)

5:30 p.m. Fridays Children’s Club

9:00 a.m. Sunday Youth Encuentro
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thiift
Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford
St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary

PEACE AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 2007: — All
Methodists of the Conference are urged to pray and to
fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The
fast begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday
and ends at noon on Friday. This we proclaim
unswervingly: “My God and My Right.”

RADIO PROGRAMS

“Vision” - On the Lord’s Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; “Great Hymns
of Inspiration” - On the Lord’s Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.;
“Family Vibes” ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; “To God be the
Glory” ZNS 1 , Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.


THE TRIBUNE

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE SHAREHOLDERS AND BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Guaranty Trust Bank Limited (the Bank), as
at January 31, 2007, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory
notes. The Bank’s balance sheet as of January 31, 2006 was audited by another auditor whose
report dated March 22, 2006, expressed an unqualified opinion on those statements.

Management’s Responsibility for the Balance Sheet

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

Auditors’ Responsibility

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

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures
in the balance sheet. The procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgment, including the
assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the balance sheet, whether due to fraud or
error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the
entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the balance sheet in order to design audit procedures
that are appropriate for the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the

_ effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the
appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made
by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the balance sheet.

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE SHAREHOLDERS AND BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED (Continued)

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

In our opinion, the balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of
the Bank as of January 31, 2007, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Comet + Young





June 28, 2007
GUARANTY TRUST BANK LIMITED
BALANCE SHEET
: January 31
2007 2006
ASSETS
Cash and:demand deposits with banks (note 3) $ 10,100,589 $ 2,059,230
Due from banks (note 4) - 52,550,433 22,675,902
Loans and advances (note 5) 67,754,247 79,142,633
Investments (note 6) 131,282 409,802
Fixed-assets 54,566 62,012

» » Accrued interest receivable and other assets 911,256 1,010,045
Total assets $ 131,502,373 _$ 105,359,624 ©

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Liabilities

Customers deposits:

Demand and call $ 66,461,225 $ 38,444,456

Time 33,188,038 36,537,661
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities ; 736,416 581,655

Total liabilities 100,385,679 75,563,772

Shareholders’ equity

Share capital :

Authorized: 20,000,000 shares of $1.00 each:

Issued & fully paid: 18,000,000 shares of $1.00 each 18,000,000 18,000,000
Loan loss reserves 395,000 a
Contributed surplus : 76,824 - 76,824
Retained earnings * 12,644,870 11,719,028

Total shareholders’ equity 31,116,694 29,795,852
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity $ 131 502,373 $ 105,359,624

COMMITMENTS (notes 9 and 13)
Approved By The Board:

Sir William Allen - Chairman James Coyle - Managing Director



The accompanying notes form an integral part of the financial statements .
See Independent Auditors’ report page 1.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
January 31, 2007

1. CORPORATE INFORMATION

Guaranty Trust Bank Limited (the “Bank”) was incorporated under the laws of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on June 15, 1962. The Bank provides trust, company
management, international investment and merchant banking services and is licensed under the
Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act of 1965 as amended.

" The registered office of the Bank is located at Lyford Manor, Lyford Cay, West Bay Street,

P.O.Box N-4918, Nassau, Bahamas.

The balance sheet was authorized for issue by the Board of Directors of the Bank on June 28, 2007.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Statement of compliance

The Bank prepares its balance sheet in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRS).

Basis of preparation

The balance sheet has been prepared on an historical cost basis, except for financial assets and
liabilities held at fair value through profit or loss that have been measured at fair value. The
balance sheet is presented in United States dollars. The preparation of the balance sheet in
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards requires management to make
estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet.
Actua] results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include cash and demand deposits with banks and time deposits with an _.

original maturity of three months or less.

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 7

Due from banks and loans and advances

Due from banks, and loans and advances to customers are financial assets with fixed or
determinable payments and fixed maturities that are not quoted in an active market place. They are
not entered into with the intention of immediate or short term resale and are not classified as
“financial assets held for trading”, designated as financial investments-available-for-sale” or
“financial assets designated at fair value through profit or loss”. After initial measurement,
amounts due from banks and loans and advances to customers are subsequently measured at

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

amortized cost using the effective interest rate method, less allowance for impairment. Amortized
cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees and cost
that are integral part of the effective interest rate.

Impairment losses of loans and advances

The Bank reviews its problem loans and advances at each reporting date to assess whether an
allowance for impairment should be recorded. In particular, judgment by management is required
in the estimation of the amount and timing of future cash flows when determining the level of
allowance required. Such estimates are based on assumptions about a number of factors and actual
results may differ, resulting in future changes to the allowance.

In addition to specific allowance against individually significant loans and advances, the bank also
makes a collective impairment allowance against exposures which, although not specifically
identified as requiring a specific allowance, have a greater risk of default than originally granted.
This takes into consideration factors such as any deterioration in country risk, industry, and
technological obsolescence, as well as identified structural weakness or deterioration in cash flows.

Investments

The Bank’s investments are initially recognized at cost, being the fair value of the consideration
given. The Bank’s investments are classified as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, or fair value
through profit or loss. The Bank determines the classification of its investments after initial
roe and, where allowed and appropriate, re-evaluates this designation at each financial
year-end,

‘Held-to-maturity investments

Held-to-maturity investments are those which carry fixed or determinable payments and have fixed
maturities. Non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments and fixed maturity
are Classified as held-to-maturity when the Bank has the positive intention and ability to hold to
maturity. After initial measurement, held-to-maturity investments are subsequently measured at
amortised cost using the effective interest rate method, less allowance for impairment. Amortised
cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees that are
an integral part of the effective interest rate. The Bank has classified bonds purchased as held-to-
maturity financial instruments.

Available-for-sale investments

Available-for-sale financial investments are those which are designated as such or do not qualify to
be classified as designated at fair value through the profit and loss or held-to-maturity. After initial
recognition, available-for-sale investments are measured at fair value. Unrealized gains or losses

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

are recognized as a separate component of equity until the investments are derecognized or until
the investment is determined to be impaired. In the absence of a quoted market price, fair value is
determined by the Board of Directors. At January 31, 2007, there were no financial assets
classified as available-for-sale financial investments. .

Fair value through profit or loss

Investments classified as fair value through profit and loss, consist of financial instruments held-
for-trading and are recorded in the balance sheet at fair value. Changes in fair value are recognized
in net trading income. Interest income is recorded in net income according to the terms of the
contract. At January 31, 2007, there were no financial assets classified as fair value through profit
and loss.

Customers’ deposits

Customers’ deposits represent demand and time deposits held by the Bank for the benefit of third
parties.

Fixed assets
Fixed assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. An
impairment loss is recognized whenever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable

amount. The recoverable amount of assets is the greater of their net selling price and value in use.

Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method, at the following annual rates:

Furniture and fixtures 25%
Equipment 25%
Motor vehicles 25%

Impairment and uncollectibility of financial assets

An assessment is made at each balance sheet date to determine whether there is objective evidence
that a financial asset or group of financial assets may be impaired. If such evidence exists, the
estimated recoverable amount of that asset is determined and any impairment loss recognized for
the difference between the recoverable amount and the carrying amount. The Bank did not record
any impairment adjustments at January 31, 2007.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

Foreign currency translation

The balance sheet is presented in US dollars, which is the bank’s functional and presentational
currency. Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recorded in the functional currency rate of
exchange ruling at the date of the transaction.

Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the functional
currency rate of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date.

Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are
translated using the exchange rates at the date when the fair value was determined.

Assets under management

Assets under management which are held in a fiduciary capacity for clients are excluded from the
balance sheet, other than those assets and liabilities which relate to banking services provided by

the Bank to these clients.
Statutory loan loss reserve

This amount represents a general provision that is required to meet the Bank’s statutory
requirements. Changes to this amount are reflected as appropriations (or increases) of retained
earnings.

Lease

Leases are classified as finance leases whenever the terms of the lease transfer substantially all the
risks and rewards of ownership to the lessee. All other leases are classified as operating leases.

Benefits received and receivable as an incentive to enter into an operating lease are also spread on
a straight-line basis over the lease term.
Adoption of IFRSs during the year

The Bank has adopted the following revised standards during the year. Adoption of revised
standards does not have any effect on equity as at January 1, 2005.

e IAS 19 Amendments — Employee Benefits
_¢ IAS 21 Amendments — The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchanges Rates
e IAS 39 Amendments — Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

Future changes in accounting policies
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2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

Early adoption
The bank did not early adopt any new standards during the year.

LFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations not yet effective

The bank has not applied the following IFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations that have been issued but
are not yet effective:

IFRS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements includes amendments that require that an entity
discloses information that enables the users of the balance sheet to evaluate the entity’s objectives,
policies and processes for managing capital. These amendments are effective for annual periods
beginning on or after January 1, 2007, and as a result, certain amounts and disclosures related to
the Bank’s capital may change upon adoption.

IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures, requires disclosures that enable users to evaluate the
significance of the bank’s financial instruments and the nature and extent of the risks from those
financial instruments. This standard becomes effective for annual periods beginning on or after
January 1, 2007, as a result, certain amounts and disclosure related to Bank’s financial instruments
may change upon adoption. '

IFRIC 8 was issued in January 2006 and is required to be applied for financial years beginning on
or after 1 May 2006. It requires IFRS 2 Share-based Payment to be applied to any arrangements
where equity instruments are issued for consideration which appears to be less than fair value. This
interpretation is not expected to be relevant for the activities of the bank.

IFRIC 9 was issued in March 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or after
1 June 2006. This interpretation establishes that the date to access the existence of an embedded
derivative is the date an entity first becomes a party to the contract, with reassessment only if there
is a change to the contract that significantly modifies the cash flows. The adoption of this
interpretation will have no impact on the balance sheet when implemented in 2007. -
IFRIC 10 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or
after November 1, 2006. This interpretation addresses the reversal of impairment losses recognized
in an interim period. The Bank does not have interim reporting requirements and expects that
adoption of this interpretation will have no impact on the Bank’s balance sheet when implemented
in 2007.

IFRIC 11 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years: beginning on or
March 1, 2007. This interpretation addresses group and treasury share transactions related to share-
based payments to employees. This interpretation is not expected to be relevant for the activities of
the Bank.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

IFRSs and IFRIC Interpretations not yet effective (continued)

IFRIC 12 was issued in November 2006, and becomes effective for financial years beginning on or
after January 1, 2008. This interpretation gives guidance on the accounting by operators for public-

to-private service concession arrangements. This interpretation is not expected to be relevant for
the activities of the Bank.

3. CASH AND DEMAND DEPOSITS WITH BANKS

Cash with banks are analyzed by geographical area as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 196,979 $ 165,698

North America 2,291,753 1,439,168

Europe 7,611,857 454,364
$ 10,100,589 $ 2,059,230

4. _ DUE FROM BANKS
Time: deposits are with Fortis Banque (Suisse) S.A. and Royal Bank of Canada, mature within

“three months of the balance sheet date, and have been placed in Europe and the Caribbean. The
“rates varied from 4.25% to 5.06% during the year. ,

5. LOANS AND ADVANCES

Loans totaling $28,273,957 (2006: $33,820,592) are secured by cash collateral (see note 7). Loans
analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the borrowers, are as follows:

2007 2006
Latin America and the Caribbean _§ 67,754,247 $ 79,142,633
6. INVESTMENTS
Investments comprise the following:
‘ 2007 2006
Held-to-maturity $ 131,282 $ 409,802

7. CUSTOMERS’ DEPOSITS |

Customers’ demand and call deposits analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the
depositor, are as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 62,004,048 $ 35,829,302
Europe 2,146,758 1,307,632
North‘America 1,962,975 1,004,273
South Africa 312,142 269,386
Far East 35,302 33,863
$ 66,461,225 $ 38,444,456

Customers’ time deposits analyzed by geographical area, based on the domicile of the depositor,
are as follows:

2007 2006

Latin America and the Caribbean $ 33,188,038 $ 36,537,661
Deposits from customers of $28,273,957 (2006: $33,820,592) are blocked as security against loans

(see note 5).
8. RELATED PARTY BALANCES AND TRANSACTIONS
The Bank has the following transaction with related parties during the year.

a) Loans to associated companies:

Loans to associated companies are transacted at arm’s length, and as at January 31, 2007
and 2006, the following loan balances were outstanding in aggregate in relation to related
party transactions:

2007 2006
Loans
Associated companies $ 28,979,790 $ 39,433,225



b) Deposits from associated companies:

Deposits from associated companies are transacted at arm’s length, and as at January 31,
2007 and 2006, the following deposit balances were outstanding in aggregate in relation
to related party transactions:

2007 "2006

Deposits @
Associated companies er $ 2,057,886 $ 6,809,834

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9, REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE

The Bank’s financial instruments, comprise deposits, money market assets and liabilities, loans and
advances, some cash and liquid resources, and other various items that arise directly from its
operations.

The main risks arising from the Bank’s financial instruments are credit risk, liquidity risk, interest
rate risk, market risk and foreign currency risk. The Board of Directors reviews and agrees policies
for managing each of these risks and they are summarized below.

Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk that a customer or counterparty will be unable or unwilling to meet a
commitment that it has entered into with the Bank. Customer credit risk is monitored on a daily
basis by management. The Bank’s Board of Directors receives regular reports on credit exposures,
levels of bad debt provisioning and Bank exposure limits. ;

.9. REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE (Continued)

To ensure a consistent and unified approach, with appropriate checks and balances, all loans up to
$0.5 million are approved by the Managing Director if not cash collaterized. Amounts over $0.5
million are approved by the Board of Directoxs.

The Bank’s maximum exposure to credit risk (not taking into account the velue of any collateral or
other security held) in the event the counterparties fail to perform their obligations as at January 31,
2007 in relation to each class of recognized financial assets, is the carrying amount of those assets
as indicated in the balance sheet.

Breakdown of credit exposure:

2007 2006

Loans, time and demand deposits with banks $ 130,405,269 $ 103,877,765

Undrawn irrevocable commitments

$___ 874,603 $ =
Liquidity risk.
Liquidity risk is the risk that the Bank will encounter difficulty in realizing assets or otherwise
raising funds to meet commitments. The Bank monitors expected cash outflow on a daily basis.
Its policy throughout the year has been to ensure liquidity by maintaining at all times sufficient
high quality liquid assets to cover expected net cash outflow. The maturity analysis of the assets
and liabilities is disclosed in note 12.

Interest rate risk

Exposure to interest rate risk is the risk that arises where there is an imbalance between rate and
non rate sensitive assets and liabilities. The Bank’s policy is to maintain the interest rate risk
within prescribed limits. Interest rate risk is monitored on a daily basis and reviewed by
management. The Bank’s interest sensitivity position at January 31, 2007 is shown in note 12.

Foreign currency risk

Foreign currency risk is the risk that the value of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of
changes in foreign exchange rates. The Bank’s foreign exchange exposure arises from providing
services to customers. The Bank’s policy is to hedge against foreign exchange risk by matching
currency liabilities with currency assets. Currency exposure is monitored on a dailv hasis and
reviewed by management.

9. REVIEW OF THE BANK’S RISK PROFILE (Continued)

Exposure in foreign currency:

2007 2006
Pounds USS Pounds USS
Euros Sterling Equivalent Euros Sterling Equivalent
Assets $ 4,739 $ - $ 6,131 $52,079 $ - $ 63,084
Liabilities - 6,494 12,660 - (69,525 123,129
Coverage
(exposure) $ 4,739 $ (6,494) $ (6,529) $ 52,079 $§$ (69,525) $ (60,045)

Market risk

Marketvisk-is the risk arising from movements in observable market variables. Market risk arises’ 63

on-financial instrument valued at cost, plus accrued interest.
10. CAPITAL ADEQUACY

The Bank monitors the adequacy of its capital using, among other measures, the rules and ratios
established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BIS rules/ratios”). The guideline
issued by the Central Bank of The Bahamas — “Guidelines for the management of capital and the
calculation of capital adequacy” endorses the Basel Committee’s Paper “International Convergence
of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards” (the Basel Capital Accord) issued on July 1988
and adopted the approach recommended by the Basel Committee.

The BIS ratios compare the amount of the Bank’s eligible capital (in total and Tier 1) with the total
of its risk-weighted assets (“RWA”).

BIS eligible capital

In the Bank’s case, BIS eligible capital consists of two parts — Tier I capital comprises share
capital, contributed surplus and retained earnings including the current year’s profit; Tier 2 capital
consists of the general provision made on loans. Tier I capital is required to be at least 4% and
total eligible capital at least 8% of RWA.

BIS risk-weighted assets (RWA)

Three elements make up total RWA - credit risk, other assets and market risk, each of which is
described below:

The credit risk component consists of on and off balance sheet claims measured according to
regulatory formulae outlined below, weighted according to the type of counterparty and collateral
at 0%, 20%, 50% and 100%.

10. CAPITAL ADEQUACY (Continued)

Claims arising from contingent commitments and irrevocable facilities granted are converted to
credit equivalent amounts based on specified percentage of nominal value. There are other assets,
most notably fixed assets and accrued income which while not subject to credit risk, represent a
risk to the Bank in respect to their potential for written-down and impairment and which therefore
require capital underpinning. They are weighted at 100% of book value under BIS rules.

BIS risk-weighted assets (RWA) (continued)

In order to compute the total capital ratio, the market risk capital requirement is converted to a
“RWA equivalent” (shown in the table below as market risk positions) such that capital
requirement is 8% of this RWA equivalent, (i.e. the market risk capital requirement is multiplied
by 12.5).

rent

2007 2006
Balance sheet/ Risk Balance Sheet/ Rish
Notional Weighted Notional Weighted
Amount Amount Amount Amount
Balance sheet assets: i
Cash and demand
deposits with banks $ 10,100,589 $ - $ 2,059,230 $ -
Time deposits 52,550,433 - 22,675,902 -
Loans 67,754,247 37,480,290 79,142,633 45,322,041
Accrued interest
Receivable and other assets 838,574 838,574 1,010,045 1,010,045
Fixed assets 54,565 54,565 62,012 62,012
Investments 131,282 131,282 409,802 409,802

Off balance sheet exposure:

$ 38,504,711

$ 105,359,624



Irrevocable commitments S 874,603 $ 874,603 $ - $ -
BIS capital ratios:
MRTG CARR Ss SRE ON AR
Capital Ratio Capital Ratio
Tier | $ 31,116,694 79% $ 29,795,852 64%
Tier I] a a . aa
Total BIS $_ 31,116,694 79% $ 29,795,852 64%

$ 131,429,690 1904, 39), $ 46,803,900
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11. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS



Financial instruments utilized by the Bank include recorded assets and liabilities, as well as items
that principally involve off-balance sheet risk. The majority of the Bank’s financial instruments
are either short-term in nature or have interest rates that automatically reset to market on a periodic
basis. Accordingly, the estimated fair value is not significantly different from the carrying value
for each major category of the Bank’s recorded assets and liabilities.’

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12. . INTEREST RATE AND LIQUIDITY RISK

The Bank’s maturity profile and interest sensitivity position of assets and liabilities at January 31,
2007, were as follows:



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Due Due Due Due Average
On Within 3 Between Between After Interest
Demand Months _ 3-12 Months land 5 year 5 years Rate Total

Assets:
Cash and demand

deposits with ;

banks $ 10,100,589 $ - S$ nS - $ - 4,25-5.25 S$ 10,100,589
Time deposits - 52,550,433 - - - 4,75-5.25 52,550,433
Loans - - 34,811,087 32,943,160 - 6.00-11.00 67,754,247
Investments - - 131,282 - - 12.50 131,282
Accrued interest

receivable and mi |

other assets - 814,407 ° - - - 814,407 . a ie be ae yr
Fixed assets - : : 54,565 - : 54,565 mee I, Doonan His Et, OO Le

4
Total Assets $10,100,589 __ $ 53,364,840 $34,942,369 S_32,997,725_ $ : $ 131,405,523 :
@ : C @ @

Liabilities and Yl
shareholders’

equity: ;
Fixed deposits - - - 33,188,038 3.50-5.25 33,188,038
Customer deposits 66,461,225 - - - - 0.00-2.25 66,461,225 9
ae n f m

payable and

other liabilities = 639,566 - let ks - 639,566
Shareholders’ f
eee havanes tS THE children at Hillcrest Academy became __ explained.

and shareholders’ “priority one” for a group of dedicated activists. The issue of sexual molestation was also coy-
equity $66,461,225 S$ 639, s $ 131,405,523 ~ The Young Children: Priority One committee ered. Students were reminded not to accept gifts —

: $ 33,188,038 $ 31,116,694

Total interest rate

sensitivity gap (56,360,636) 52,725,274 34,942,369 (190,313) S (31,116,694)
Cumulative
interest rate
sensitivity gap 10,636) 3,635,362) $31,307,007 S$ 31,116,694 _$ :

12. INTEREST RATE AND LIQUIDITY RISK (Continued)

The Bank’s maturity profile and interest sensitivity position of assets and liabilities at January 31,
2006, were as follows:

Due Due Due Due

Average
On Within 3 Between Between After Interest
Demand Months _3-12Months_1 and 5 year 5 years Rate Total

Assets:
Cash and demand

deposits with

banks $ 2,059,230 $ - §$ - $ - § - 1.75-4.25 $ 2,059,230
Time deposits - 22,675,902 - - - 1,95-4.75 22,675,902
Loans - - °48,351,145 30,791,488 - 6.00-14.00 79,142,633
Investments - - 409,802 - - 12.00 409,802
Accrued interest

receivable and

Other assets - 1,010,045 - - - 6 1,010,045
Fixed assets - - ha 62,012 - 62,012
Total Assets $2,059,230 $23,685,947 $ 48,760,947 $ 30,853,500 $ : $ 105,359,624
Liabilities and
shareholders’
equity: $ - $ - $ - $ - §$ - $ -
Fixed deposits 36,537,661 3.50-5.00 36,537,661
Customer deposits 38,444,456 Poe - - - 0.00-2.25 38,444,456
Accrued ‘interest ;

payable and other

liabilities - 581,655 - - - - 581,655
Shareholders’ equity - - - - __ 29,795,852 - 29,795,852
Total liabilities

and shareholders’

equity S$ 38,444,456 $ 581,655 $ - $ -_$ 66,333,513 $ 105,359,624
Total interest rate ,

sensitivity gap (36,305,226) 23,104,292 48,760,947 30,853,500 (66,333,513) : -
Cumulative
interest rate

sensitivity gap $ (36,305,226) $(13,280,934) $ 35,480,015 $ 66,333,513 $ - $ :

13. COMMITMENTS

The Bank also enters into commitments to extend credit in the form of credit lines which are
available to secure the liquidity needs of the customers, but not yet drawn upon by them, the
majority of which range in the maturity from one month to five years. Irrevocable undrawn loan
commitments to customers as at the balance sheet date amounted to $874,603 (2006: Nil).

The Bank leases premises with an expiration date of June 30, 2010.

2007 2006

aoe 1 year ’ $ 130,140 $ 130,140

etween 1 and 5 years 390,420 520,560
Total $

520,560 __$ 650,700

14. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

The Bank declared a dividend of $6 million to the shareholders of record as of March 20, 2007.
which was subsequently paid on March 26, 2007.

15. COMPARATIVE FIGURES

Certain 2006 figures have been reclassified to conform with the bal heet i
adele RADIO ance sheet presentation



of the Kiwanis Club of Nassau AM, in its quest to
“Serve the children of the world” partnered with
the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)
team from the Ministry of Health and visited the
Hillcrest, located off Harrold Road.

There, club members and the SCAN team
addressed nearly 200 students between the ages of
five and 13 on the topic of summer safety.

The students, who were about to write their end
of term exams, were enthusiastically looking for-
ward to the commencement of summer break.
When asked what type of break they would like
to have, one student shouted: “A fun summer!”
The others agreed.

Realising that these youngsters were not afraid
to express themselves, the visitors decided to test
the children’s knowledge on safety skills.

The pupils were asked to tell stories of drown-
ing and or near-drowning experiences that they
may be aware of and of traffic or near-traffic

from strangers and not to accompany strangers
anywhere. It was emphasised that child abuse is
not the fault of the child and when asked if they
would believe an abuser when he or she says
“Let’s keep this as our little secret”, the students
said “No!”

“The intelligent and highly electrified students
did not sit back and allow the presenters to ask
unidirectional questions; instead, they converted
the session into a lively and interactive discussion
as they joined a line to return questions to their
guests,” the statement said. “Many questions
were asked by this group of youngsters, such as ‘Is
it okay to play with bebe guns?’ and ‘Are violent
video games more fun?’ Such questions revealed
that they had very intriguing minds.

“Many of their questions, however, focused on
sexual assaults. For example, ‘What if your dad
bathes you and you don’t like it?’ ‘What should
you do if your baby sitter touches you inappro-



Pictured (from left to right) are: Mr Knowles, Ms Brown (chairperson YCPQ), senior
registered nurse Marcia Hutchinson, Ms Cooper (vice principal), registered nurse
Curlene Burrows and SCAN co-ordinator nursing officer Althea Turner-Nelly.

accidents that involved pedestrians.

“The number of stories told that directly affect-
ed them was astonishing,” said the Kawanis club
in a statement. “The kids were then quizzed on
the dangers of using a stove in the absence of an
adult supervisor and playing with anything that
might cause a fire.

“The results of this test suggested that the par-
ents of the children were confident in their abil-
ity to utilise the stove burners.” Nonetheless,
the dangers of malfunctioning appliances were
mentioned along with tips on how to avoid
kitchen accidents.

Firearms were a hot topic; however, the chil-
dren were discouraged from playing with guns
and asked to remind their parents or guardians to
have guns locked away at all times, particularly
before leaving home.

Additionally, the fundamental differences
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“Despite the questions asked by the students,
one thing was certain. They all knew what con-
stituted inappropriate behaviour. This was evident
as one student stood in front of her peers and ran-
domly pointed to various parts of her body. As
she did this, her schooimates immediately stated
whether it would be a ‘good touch’ or a ‘bad
touch’.”

Prior to leaving, the members of the Kiwanis’
Club of Nassau, AM and the SCAN team wished
all students a fun-filled and safe summer.

“Both organisations would like to express their
sincere gratitude to the wonderful students of
Hillcrest Academy and especially to principal
Judith Dawkins for embracing us,” the statement
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LOCAL NEWS

VP & MANAGER - BUISNESS DEVELOPMENT

The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, incorporating
The Winterbotham Merchant Bank, (“Winterbotham”) is
a bank and trust company, broker/dealer and mutual fund
administrator, registered in The Bahamas. The Company
is dedicated to providing tailor made financial, fiduciary
and administrative services to corporate and institutional
customers and their shareholders worldwide.

Winterbotham is seeking a professional to assume
responsibility, reporting directly to the Chairman, for
business development in Central America and the North
and West Coasts of South America.

The candidate should be young, energetic, self motivated
and be well educated, and preferably hold a degree in
finance, economics or business administration. Relevant
post graduate studies and/or professional qualifications

will aiso be beneficial. It is vital that the candidate have
hands-on business development experience in several
Latin American markets in the financial services sector,
gained while residing in one or more markets over a
period of at least 2/3 years, and be able to demonstrate
that he/she has successfully generated revenue-producing
business. Clearly, complete business and social fluency
in Spanish is an absolute pre-requisite. Fluency in
Portuguese will also be an advantage.

Winterbotham is passing through an exciting period of

evolution as it adapts to developments in the international
financial services industry, and the opportunity offers
tremendous scope to an innovative and entrepreneurial
self starter who 1s willing to travel up to 50% of the time
in Latin America.

We offer excellent compensation, including financial
incentives tied directly to ES ae and a group health
scheme.

Candidates should send a detailed CV together with
a covering letter describing why you think you are
qualified for the job, directly to: The Chairman,
The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited,
P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau or by email to
chairman@vip-wtb.com. All interviews will be held in
Spanish & English.



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Baha Mar in BAW
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Foundation

Baha Mar has donated a cheque for $10,000 to the Lyford Cay
Foundation in honour of its vice president of finance, Vaughn
Roberts. Mr Roberts was a past recipient of a scnolarship from the
foundation and was recently honoured as one of its Outstanding
Top Scholars. He is a chartered public accountant who joined the
Baha Mar family last year. His is a story of outstanding success and
Baha Mar’s chairman, Sarkis Izmirlian said he is very proud to have
Mr Roberts as a part of the team. Shown at the presentation from
left are Mr Roberts, Manuel J Cutillas, chairman of the Lyford Cay
Foundation; Robert Sands, vice president of Baha Mar/Cable
Beach Resorts; Monique Hinsey, director of education for the
Lyford Cay Foundation.

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FROM page one

Leslie Miller has done from
time to time,” he said.

In response, Mr Miller said
that Mr Neymour, and Mr
Woodside now have a golden
opportunity to truly affect the
price of fuel by cutting the gov-







ernment’s tax on fuel like he
once proposed during his tenure
in office. However, Mr Miller
said, it is highly unlikely that
this would happen “with two
little babies” sitting around the
Cabinet table.

“They have the opportunity
now to do the right thing for
the Bahamian people,” he said.

Ministry thanks

Tribune

FROM page one

&
were hospitalised. Thus far, the
CDC confirms that no deaths
have been attributed to this
infection, with the onset dates
for 49 patients ranging from
March 4, 2007. to June 15, 2007.

“Veggie Booty, a snack com-
prised of puffed rice, corn and
a vegetable coating, is often
consumed by children. Parents
of children who may have eat-
en Veggie Booty are advised
to watch their children for signs
of illness. Salmonella typically
causes diarrhea, abdominal
cramps and fever. Symptoms
typically begin within one to
four days after exposure to the
bacteria. While most people
recover within days, very young
children, elderly adults and
people with weakened immune
systems may be at higher risk
for more severe complica-
tions,” according to the Min-
nesota department of agricul-
ture.

“We will have to find out, in
fact, if any of these products
are in the Bahamas,” Alphaeus
Forbes said, who is the deputy
permanent secretary in the

for tip
ministry of Lands and Loeal
government, which is responsi-
ble for consumer affairs., ;

Mr Forbes thanked The Tri-
bune for bringing the informa-
tion to the attention of his min-
istry, but at this time, he could
not confirm whether or not the
items are imported into the
Bahamas.

The recall of these snack
items in the US, comes after a
similar controversy surround-
ing counterfeit Colgate tooth-
paste, allegedly made in South.
Africa, was being sold in New
Providence. ;

Pricebusters, was discovered
to have sold the toothpaste that
contains an ingredient used. in
anti-freeze. The company has
subsequently removed all,of
the items from its shelves, and
offered consumers a full
refund. ‘

These concerns surrounding
the quality of certain foreign
food imports — especially thése
from China — raise concetns
here in the Bahamas, as many
discount and convenientce
stores import cheap Chingse
products, due to the profits that
can be derived from their low
cost. i

Celebration causes
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An employee at the Min-
istry of Tourism informed The
Tribune that the Indepen-
dence Committee was hosting
the cultural event, and the
Ministry was not involved in
the planning or execution of
the programme. The employ-
ee added that as far as she
knew, Bay Street was not
“shut down” because of the
festivities, but traffic was being
re-routed to accommodate
motorists.

Ministry of Transport offi-
cials told The Tribune to con-
tact the Department of Road
Traffic for confirmation on
whether or not Bay Street was
indeed shut down. Attempts
were made to contact Jack
Thompson, the Controller at
the Road Traffic Department,
but as of press time he could
not be reached.

The National Pride Day cel-
ebration showcased Bahamian
vendors selling handmade arts
and crafts, and offered a free
sampling of native cuisine.
“THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007, PAGE 11
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IT is reported that when Inagua population, in order to Bahama Parrots in 1994. Then,
Christopher Columbus landed initiate a captive breeding pro- another parrot was successfully
in the Bahamas, he found the gramme. This was unsuccessful _ hatched in 1995.

.Bahama Parrot widespread and —_ until they were handed over to Ardastra Gardens now has
«abundant throughout the the very capable hands of five Bahama Parrots that can
"islands. Ardastra Gardens, which had _ be seen daily at the Zoo chat-

In his journals about Crooked their first two captive bred ting up a storm!

Island, he describes flocks of
‘tthe species as “darkening the
‘sun

Today the Bahama Parrot is
restricted to just two islands.
They are found only on the

northern island of Abaco and
the island of Inagua. It is esti-
mated that there are only about
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“parrot indigenous to the
Bahamas, is pigeon-sized, green
2 overall, with chin, throat and
« lower part of the face pale red.

Call:
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very noisy bird, especially when
perched in a flock.

1» The Bahamas National Trust

‘+, permitted the capture of two
‘parrot siblings in 1977 and

> another four in 1978 from the

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income, says Collie

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33rd Annual Co-operative Month Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 29, 2007, at the Royal Bahamas Police Con-
ference Centre. From L to R are Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Local
Government; Joanne Bowe, Employee of the Year; Nathaniel Adderley, Director Department of Co-operative
Development; Sharon Rahming, Dedicated Cooperator; Sidney Collie, Judy Simmons, Deputy Director, Depart-
ment of Co-operative Development; Donald Symonette, Bishop William L. Wilson Award; Cheryl Bowe-Moss,
President Bahamas Co-operative League; and Racardo King, manager of the year.

(BIS Photo: Raymond A. Bethel)

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By Bahamas Information Ser-
vices

THE financial empowerment
of members should be the main
objective of co-operatives, Min-
ister of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment Sidney Collie remind-
ed the financial institutions.

Co-operatives should also
provide the necessary means for
their members to generate
income for themselves and their
families through the funding of
loans for business development,
he added.

Mr Collie was speaking at the

* ‘ 3

33rd annual Co-operative
Month awards luncheon, on Fri-
day, June 29, at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Confer-
ence Centre.

The awards luncheon held
under the theme, “Securing
financial prosperity through co-
operatives” was a joint venture
between the Department of Co-
operative Development in the
Ministry of Lands and Local
Government and the Bahamas
Co-operative League Limited.

Securing financial prosperity
for members requires manag-
ing the small amounts of money



Br Seat 2

that members invest and using it
to make more money for them,
Mr Collie said.

Co-operative societies should
“fully integrate sustainable prin-
ciples into their product and ser-
vice development process,” he
said.

They should equip staff with
the mindset and skills to devel-
op products and services in a
more sustainable way, he
added.

“The end result should be the
creation of more sustainable
products and practices that con-
tribute to higher quality of life



Ro ‘ ey

The Department of Co-operative Development, in conjunction with the Bahamas Co-operative League, held

its 83rd Annual Co-operative Month Awards Luncheon on Friday June 29, 2007 at the Royal Bahamas
Police Conference Centre. Nathaniel Adderley, Director Department of Co-operatiive development, is shown

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around the Bahamas.”
Credit unions should accept
the challenge of assisting mem-

‘bers with securing small and

medium sized loans for the pur-
pose of starting or developing
businesses, rather than merely
financing the purchases of con-
sumer goods, Mr Collie said.

“Products and services from
your members small and medi-
um sized businesses can be
linked directly to other indus-
tries, such as tourism, the coun-
try’s largest industry.

If more co-operative mem-
bers can be afforded the oppor-
tunity to develop their business
ideas successfully the co-opera-
tive movement could certainly
boast of “securing financial
prosperity through co-opera-.
tives,” he said.

Donald Symonette from the
Teachers and Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Bishop
William L Wilson Award, the
highest award given at the lun-
cheon.

Sharon Rahming of the
Teachers and Salaried Workers
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Dedicated
Co-operator Award; Joanne
Brown of the Teachers and
Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited received

the Employee of the Year

Award and Ricardo King of the
Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union
Limited received the Manager
of the Year Award.



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One can sound sad singing them
(3,5)

Worker in the sun? (6)

Hacks, or policemen out of breath (5)
A hard water area (4)

Bird on a string? (4)

Russian spending half an hour ina
centre for spying? (4)

Acry of “time wasting!” (3)

Fades out of the side, possibly? (4)
Complaint of a chap out for a duck (4)
In public transport, is there no
stopping it? (4,5)

A performer of “One Alone”? (4)

In the fifties, to take it easy means
nothing (4)

Mend in some difficulty (3)

Make tea at certain points on the
railway (4)

Regarded as being jess than
moneyed (4)

Wherein to lie with a light-headed
manner? (4)

A lot of fuss about love (5)

With big trouble in the red, a helpful
payment (6)

Worker looking terribly red in wild
anger (8)

Where to hear whinnies or maybe
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At this station, half dead, you can get
a top-up (5)

A pulse no end erratic can be
something extra (4)

Moving around in a jug? (5)

The line ran to central Barking (4)
Land in the southwest of paradise (6)
In Manila, possibly, it's beastly (6)

A success in the Whitehall farces? (3)
Plead for classification when there's
something afoot (5)

Criminal despot embracing a saint (7)

Still the old-fashioned coat tail (3)
His mum's always at the Nag’s
Head (3)

Wild boar on an island marked on

a chart (6)

Given a drop from the can (5)
Animal with gloves on, naturally? (3)
Start working up the line (3)

So as to listen? (6)

For each individual with no heir (3)
On which to raise cucumbers? (5)
You no-good teenagers! (Only
kidding) (5)

Many listeners are nice people (5)
An innocent Los Angeles doctor (4)
A serviceable secretary is of
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Yesterday's easy solutions

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ACROSS

Song (6)
Fetch (8)
Male goose (6)
Whim (5)
Grotto (4)
Layer (4)
English composer (4)
Serpent (3)
Woman's name (4)
Flower (4)
Timing device (9)
Encounter (4)
Inventory (4)
Crate (3)
Chilled (4)
Cupid (4)
Rope (4)
Performing area (5)
Of the sea (6)
Expanded (8)
Climb (6)

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ACROSS: 1, Gos-p-E-I 7, E-minence 8, L-ENS 10, V-O-
ices 11, Sprit-e 14, Sew 16, Poles 17, L-ots 19, FA-Ted
21, Bi-got 22, Hare-M 23, Wand 26, To-ken 28, Day 29,
Hyenas 30, C-over-t. 31, Ones 32, Cat-calls 33, Hasten
DOWN: 1, G-Ravel 2, Pieces 3, Less 4, Snippet 5, Snail
6, Cere-s 8, List 9, New 12, Rod 13, Tenon 15, Wages
18, Oh boy 19, Fi-R 20, Tom 21, Bananas 22, Hen 23,
Wavers 24, A-yes 25, Detain 26, Thick 27, Kei-t-h 28,
Don 30, Cosh

ACROSS: 1, Blotto 7, Reverent 8, Fare 10, Allies 11,
Facile 14, Alp 16, Sated 17, Eggs 19, Fewer 21, Valid 22,
Latin 23, Farm 26, Ideal 28, Tab 29, Margin 30, Locust
31, Omit 32, Goodness 33, Toggle

DOWN: 1, Behave 2, Trails 3, Ores 4, Debased 5, Debit
6, Steed 8, Flag 9, Rep 12, Car 13, Lever 15, Relic 18,
Gouda 19, Fat 20, Win 21, Valiant 22, Lag 23, Facing 24,
Abut 25, Motive 26, Image 27, Error 28, Tom 30,

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The bidding:
South West
14 Pass
4%
Opening lead — queen of clubs.

North East
34 Pass

There are hands where’ one
defender is in a much better position
than his partner to see the best
chance of defeating the contract. In
these cases, the player with the better
perspective should take over, if pos-
sible, and direct the defense for his
side.

For example, take this deal where
West led the queen of clubs against
four spades. East signaled with the

seven and won the next club with the
king. But when East then tried to
cash his ace, South ruffed, drew
trumps and conceded the ace of dia-
monds to make the contract.

East was entirely at fault for
allowing declarer to make four
spades. He merely went through the
motions of defending, basing his
hopes entirely on the possibility that
South had three clubs instead of two.

A much better plan would have
been to make use of the knowledge
that West’s queen-of-clubs lead indi-
cated he also had the jack. With that
ia mind, East should have overtaken
the queen with the king, cashed the
ace of diamonds and then returned a
low club to West’s jack.

This sequence of plays by East
would have clearly marked the ace of
diamonds as a singleton, and would
have made it easy for West to return
a diamond at trick four to defeat the
contract.

It is true that many players hold-
ing the East hand would mechani-
cally play the seven of clubs at trick
one, giving no thought whatever to
the primary objective of every good
defender: to defeat the contract. Over

the long haul, such players would
almost surely find themselves on the
short end of the score. ~

TARGET

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 or verb forms

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TODAY'S TARGET

Good 18; very good 27; excellent 36 (or more).

Solution Monday.

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Hard work (5)
Weight (5)
Minute (4)
Started (5)
Country road (4)
Opposed (6)
Turns aside (6)
Manner (3)

Greek island (5)
Crept (7)

Unit of current (3)
Charred remains (3)
Movement (6)
Eight-piece group (5)
Gender (3)

Help (3)

Swamp (6)
Record (3)
Beliets (5)

Scope (5)
Shabby (5)

Quote (4)

Hit (4)

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SATURDAY,

JULY 7 3
ARIES — March 21/April 20 =
This week, your task will be to find
a way to balance your desire to get ,
on in the world with your need to

withdraw from all the hustle and
bustle every once in a while. im

TAURUS - April 21/May 21 ~
Now’s the time to rein in your active ~
imagination Taurus, especially when -

it comes to romantic dreams about

someone who is not available. There
are other fish in the sea.

GEMINI- May 22/June 21.
Personal and professional relation-
ships will go better than they haye
in recent weeks. Don’t be so dra-
matic. Life should not be regarded
as a case of you against “‘them.”
CANCER - June 22/July 22
Do what has to be done this week,
then give yourself permission to
relax. This applies to business and
personal affairs alike, Cancer,
especially if your relationships
have been tense as of late.

LEO - July 23/August 23
Your joi de vivre is second to none,
Leo, but this week you will surpass
even your highest expectations. The
future looks bright, and you’re set to
zeaching new heights of happiness.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22
his is the time to:really,open-up and
let partners and loved ones know just
how much you care for them. Even if
you’ve said as much in the past, it
doesn’t hurt to emphasize the point.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

The past few weeks have been fairly
hectic, so you’re ready for a vaca-
tion. Even if you can’t get away,
take some time out this week to treat
yourself well.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Perhaps you feel the time for diplo-
macy has past. Watch your temper,
Scorpio, Remember, patience is a
virtue. An old flame stops by to say
hello. Be nice. ;
SAGITTARIUS- Noy 23/Dec 21
The softer, more romantic side of
your nature will begin to show itself
this week, Sagittarius, just in time to

4

rw 2

catch the eye of someone special. -

Follow up by talking to him or her. ~

Don’t be shy now!

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 =

You’re feeling a bit dreamy this week,
Capricorn, which is not like at you all.

However, everyone is entitled to a bit ‘

of time in the clouds, so don’t get to
down on yourself because of it.
AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18

If it’s something you believe in, then
don’t hesitate to get involved,
Aquarius. Group activities, especially
causes close to your heart will bring
you joy this week.

PISCES — Feb 19/March 20
This could be the week you’ve been
waiting for, Pisces. All of your cre-
ative juices are flowing in the right
directions, making your work both
high quality and innovative.

‘CHESS by Leonard Barden

‘Vladislav Tkachiev v Andrew
‘Ledger, Isle of Man 1996. New
European champion Tkachiev
enjoys a playboy lifestyle but
has a keen tactical eye, and here
he took advantage of Bedford
master Ledger’s vulnerable back
row. Though material is level,
Black's g7 knight is pinned
against the king so that the
queen is confined to g6 and h6.
And if the black rook moves
away from the back rank, Rf8 is

' chéckmate. You would therefore
expect White to pile on the

. pressure by 1 Qe7, threatening
Q or Rf8+ with mate next move.
ee a snag to that, which
makes for a double puzzle
today: (a) What does Ledger
threaten? (b) What was
Tkachiev's real winning move?

8399



LEONARD BARDEN



© Chess solution 8399: (a) Black threatens Rel+ and
Qhi mate. (b) 1 Qc7! Re8 (if Rxc7 2 RI8 mate) 2 Qe7
Rg8 3Rf8 and mates. If] Rg8 2 Qc5 NhS (to stop 3
RIB) 3 0e3+ Ng7 4 RIG Qh5 5 Bxg8 wins.










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NASSAU EVENTS CAPTURED ON CAMERA

nited States’ 231st birthday



lM THREE’S COMPANY — Shown (I-r) are BTC president and
chief executive officer Leon R Williams, BEC general manager
Kevin Basden and chief passport officer Jordan Ritchie



@ CELEBRATING 231 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE — Gunner Sgt Harry Taylor and his wife, Maha, banker Doramae Wright,
Saskia and her husband, Dr Brent Hardt, United States Chargé d’ Affaires, and Linda and her husband, businessman Charlton
Knowles, are shown Wednesday, July 4, 2007, during Independence Day celebrations at the residence of the US ambassador
on Sandford Drive

@ ALL SMILES — Clint Burke, head of security for US prop-
erties and his wife, Chief Inspector Lafonda Sutton-Burke, offi-
cer in charge of US Customs and Border Protection (Bahamas),
attorney Chelon Carr, of Lennox Patton, with her fianceé, André
R Newbold, director of sales, Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

@ FORMER US
‘ambassador
John Rood with
close friend
Sonya Watts



@ OLD FRIENDS — David Kelly, president of Kelly’s Home Centre, Governor-General Arthur Hanna,
Nancy Kelly, Kelly’s vice-president and former governor-general Sir Clifford Darling



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@ SHOWN (I-r) are Lt Commander Delong Bonner, US Navy liaison officer, nurse Myrtle fil SHOWN (I-r) are Assistant Police Commissioner Marvin Dames, David M Foran, narcotics
McCartney, Meredith Britton, US Customs and Border Protections officer and pharmacist Clin- affairs officer, US Department of State, Jenny and her husband, US Coast Guard commandet
ton McCartney, owner of McCartney Pharmacy, Mount Royal Avenue . David C Billburg



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