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Source claims Malcolm J
Adderley’s silence on
future ‘speaks volumes’

H@ By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

SOME senior PLPs have
given up hope that Elizabeth
MP Malcolm Adderley will
remain with the party, sources
have revealed. .

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, PLP generals con-

firmed that “their worst fears” -
have been realised now that -

weeks have gone by without
the Elizabeth MP making any
public statement about his
future with the PLP.

One source claimed that the
silence by Mr Adderley
“speaks volumes” of his inten-
tions to join ranks with the
FNM after retaining his chair-
manship of the Gaming Com-
mission following the May 2
general election.

‘Reportedly PLP leader Per-
ry Christie was furious with
Mr Adderley’s decision to stay
on as chairman of the com-
mission after other PLPs were
being stripped of their. posts
following the party’s defeat at
the polls.

Mr Christie, it was revealed,
may be planning an all out
assault on the MP for failing
to heed his warning and
vacate his PLP-appointed,
FNM. approved post.

Mr Adderley, sources claim,
was very much disgruntled
with the PLP after he was
twice overlooked by Mr
Christie for the post of Attor-
ney General. Adding insult to
injury, Mr Adderley was also
only offered the post at the
Gaming Commission after
embattled Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson was forced
to resign after engaging in a
physical fighttwith fellow MP
for Mount Moriah Keod
Smith in the Cabinet office
last year.

Repeated messages left by
The Tribune throughout the
week for Mr Adderley at his
law chambers have not been
returned. Some of his fellow
MPs have candidly admitted
that they have not been able
to contact Mr Adderley “for
quite some time”.

FNM chairman Johnley

Ferguson has stated recently

that the FNM is not actively
courting Mr Adderley to join
their party. However, he did
not say whether Mr Adderley
had or would join the party of
his own free will.

Mr Adderley is the only
PLP MP who retained his
chairmanship when the FNM
announced its board appoint-
ments more than two weeks
ago.

Bahamians threatening legal

action over airport parking lot

@ By KARIN HERIG.
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIANS using the parking lot at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport are angered by the treatment they are receiving and
are threatening to take legal action against Nassau Airport Deer

ment Company.

Discontent over parking conditions at LPIA, especially those at
the domestic terminal’s lot, has been brewing for some time.

Complaints range from vehicles being towed from inside the lot, to
the fact that the ticket machine continues to give out tickets although
there are no vacant spots available on the lot.

Although it is hoped that the parking problem will soon be alleviated,
as NAD is in the process of transforming the entire airport into a
state-of-the are facility, current conditions at the parking lot still leave

a lot to be desired.

Speaking with members of the media at LPIA, businessman Urvan
Moxey said that he is looking into taking legal action against NAD for
towing and damaging his vehicle on two separate occasions.

Mr Moxey said that although there is often no parking space left
inside the lot, the ticket machine continues to give out tickets to cus-

tomers.

He said that although he understands that a new rule prohibits peo-
ple from parking in grassy areas inside the lot, those areas are some-
times the only vacant spots on the lot.

The businessman said he was forced to park in a grassy area last
weekend when he travelled to Bimini. His car was consequently towed.

However, he said, he noticed that vehicles of Immigration and Cus-
toms officers, which were also parked in grassy areas, were not towed.

“NAD needs to do things in the right way, if you’re going to tow one,
tow all, and there shouldn’t be any favours.

“If you do it, do it straight across the board,” he said.

Mr Moxey said he is also seeking compensation from NAD after his
vehicle was damaged while parked in the airport’s parking lot.

“If you’re going to-have a paid parking lot, if it’s a 24-hour parking
lot, you’re supposed to be responsible for any damage. Hire security so
they can patrol the lots. Make sure people’s cars are not damaged,” he

said.

NAD did not return The Tribune’s calls up until press time.

i FORMER Local Govt
Minister Alfred Gray

Former minister:
two councillors were
properly appointed

@ By BRENT DEAN

Minister Alfred Gray maintains that
he properly appointed the two Aba-

co councillors who are now the cen- :

tre of controversy.

The current Minister of Local :
Government, Sidney Collie told the :
House on Wednesday that there is :
no record in the files of the ministry :
of any official instruments of ;

appointment for Chris and Joe lm By TANEKA THOMPSON

Albury.

“The only appointment that could
have taken place could be or would :

be, by verbal, or word of mouth,” : levelled against their president, Nelerene Harding.

he said.

To this, Mr Gray told The Tri-
bune that he appointed the council- | to remove three executive board members from office. They said they |
lors by letter, shortly after the 2005 :
local government elections, in which

only one person nominated for the :
: internal conflicts with certain executive officers, AAA WU’s membership |

three seats.

“Well he said he didn’t see it on i

the file. And, as you know, a lot of i
: and we now want to remove them. It has nothing to do with the president i

or if they are put on they can be eas- ; herself, the members have decided that we don’t want them anymore,”

ily taken off, when it is convenient to : Ms. Sands said. “We had two meetings (on July 11th and July 18th; :

: 2007), and we gave them opportunities where they could come and

things are sometimes not put on file,

have it off,” he said.

SEE page six

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007

conference held on behalf of the five
: executive board members who claim
? the president of the Airport Airline

: bers of Fayne Thompson and Co.,

: AAAWU secretary-general Antho-

? ny Bain, with Susan Palmer, trea-

: surer, Frederick Neilly, assistant gen-

i eral secretary, Fredericka Baker, »

trustee, and Graham Forbers, chief

: shop steward, met to inform

? (AAAWU members) that ‘an injunc-

: tion was filed and served on the

Tribune Staff Reporter :
: Harding, alleging gross breaches of

FORMER Local Government }

: solve the executive council and call

: for new elections.

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@ SIR Clement havior was a special
guest speaker at a Rotary Club meeting
held at the Yacht Club yesterday. He
spoke about his newibook, Put On More
Speed, written over a six year period. “ I
tried to be objective about it,” Sir Clement
told rotarians. “In the book you will find
that I have written about what I did, my
family and how we reached where we are
today...’

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Pay
Airport union executives;
injunction has been filed
_ and served on president .

i i. By TANEKA THOMPSON Fayne Thompson, counsel for the
: five executive members, told The ;
EMOTIONS were high atapress Tribune that an “ex-parte order”

issued at 9.28 am Thursday, ordering :

: and Allied Workers Union has com- any actions towards dissolving the :
: mitted “constitutional infractions” three year term of the five board }
: against them. members.

On Friday morning, inthe cham- ‘
ceedings because the president, Ms.

frustrate the democratic process of :
the union,” Mr. Thompson said.

own free will, of her own unilateral :

elected President, Ms. Nelerene

the AAAWU constitution to dis-

SEE page six

three executive board members

MEMBERS of the Airport Airline & Allied Workers Union held an

impromptu press conference on Friday morning to clear up allegations :
: worldwide that enjoys US px

About 50 union members held a press conference at the premises of. :
Nassau Flight Services to let it be “publicly known” that it is their wish

have voted accordingly.

Ms. Diane Sands, an AAA WU shop steward, who spoke at the press

conference, told The Tribune that due to many false allegations, and: :

voted to remove them.
“The members called the press ecihersies to say we put them there,

SEE page six













granted by the Supreme Court was e

Ms Harding to “cease and desist” :

“Essentially I have asked the
court to intervene on these pro- }
: proposal. An agreement has to be

‘Nelerene Harding, is attempting to :

“The president has decided of her }

will, to remove them because she :
perceives them as opposing her on :
various issues. That is unconstitu- :
tional. I’ve asked the court to inter- :
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Machine readable
passports could
be here before
end of the year

BAHAMIANS could begin
having machine readable pass-
ports before the end of the year,
the. government announced yes-
terday.

Ina statement issued yester-
day, the government said it is set
to. implement the first phase of
the “E-Passport” initiative by
October this year.

“The cost of the machine-read-
able passport/visa issuance system
is around $13. million,” the state-
ment said.

The October date was first
mentioned by Acting Prime Min-
ister Brent Symonette on Thurs-
day, during his address-to the 2007
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Week “Meet the Minister

. Forum,” at the Sandals Royal

Bahamian Resort and Spa on
Cable Beach.

The ‘government entered into
a contract with the South Caroli-
na-based IT development and
consulting firm Indusa Global’
LLC, for the provision of e-pass-
ports with biometric features, an
electronic Visa issuance system,
secure immigration documents
and border control systems.

“Tt (that contract) would also
include improving the operations
at the Visa and Consular Sections,
which have been under much
abuse,” said Mr. Symonette. “This
would provide a tracking mecha-
“nism and reduce fraudulent and
other corrupt practices.”

Mr. Symonette, who is Deputy °
Prime Minister and Minister of
i Foreign Affairs, disclosed that the
European Union has agreed that
a Schengen Visa would no longer
be necessary for citizens of
Caribbean countries, as a result
of the Cricket World Cup in 2007.
The Bahamas is one of three
countries being allowed to apply
for such a waiver.

Each of the EU-member coun-
tries would have to agree to that

drafted to that effect.

The International Civil Avia-
tion Organisation (ICAO) is
: responsible for establishing the
specifications for passport securi-
: ty features worldwide and has
issued a blueprint for Contract-
ing States (188) to comply with, to
ensure the standardisation of all
passports by 2010.

“The decision for The Bahamas
to advance the ‘E’ passport ini-

: tiative is based on the ICAQ’s

Union members intend to remove.

: lation affected visa waiver coun:

blueprint legislation enacted by $
the United States of America,” '
Mr. Symonette said. “This legis-

tries and required all nationals ty
be in possession of an ‘E’ Pass

: port to enter the United States.”

Although The Bahamas is not :
member of the visa waiver coun
tries, it is one of three countrii

clearance privileges.
“Subsequently, it was recom
mended that The Bahamas insti
tute an ‘E’ passport to ensure eas
of entrance by legitimate Bahin’:
an travellers into the Uni’:
States,” Mr. Symonette said.
The $13-million for the ect. >
ment covers hardware, softy atc
application software, services cost.
consumables, and mainternce
The capital budget for the
2007/2008 fiscal period disci 2s
an increase of $4.825 million froiy
$1.725 million to $6.3 millivt.



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THE TRIBUNE



Business owners told to do their |

part to keep Bay Street clean

MINISTER of Tourism and
Aviation Neko Grant called
on Bay Street merchants to do
their, part to keep downtown
clean.

“IT was somewhat appalled

that the Mini, urism,
which shoul \ding
money on attractuny ,- ple to

this country, has got to spend

money cleaning Bay Street,”:

Mr Grant said at the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s
“Meet the Minister” forum on
Thursday.

He said Bay Street business
owners should ensure that
their storefronts are washed
daily and sidewalks.kept clear
of debris.

Merchants, as ambassadors,
must use their influence to
encourage other Bahamians to
keep their environment clean,
Mr Grant added.

The forum is a new segment
of the Chamber of Commerce
Week introduced by president
Dionisio D’Aguilar for busi-
ness owners and operators to
have a chance to interact with
the government ministers.

. Other ministers who partici-
pated included the Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette; Minister of Nation-
al Security and Immigration
Tommy Turnquest; Minister of
Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis;
Attorney General and Minister
of Legal Affairs Claire Hep-
burn; Minister of Maritime
Affairs and Labour Dion
Foulkes; Minister of State in
the Ministry of Finance
Zhivargo Laing; Minister of
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture Carl Bethel and
Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Dev-
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Dionisio D' Aguilar, president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce; Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest; Minister of
Health and Social Development Dr Hubert Manni; and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Labour Dion Foulkes.

ness persons of the decline in
tourist numbers between 2005
and 2006.

“In 2006, we had 4.7

million visitors with an esti-
mated expenditure of $2.0 bil-
lion.

In 2005, we had some 4.8 vis-
itors and $2.0 billion in esti-
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tourism marketing plan.

In the short-term, critical
marketing goals include the
branding of each island; the re-
establishment of Grand
Bahama Island in the market-
place; the elevation of the
niche markets, including golf,
fishing, diving and boating; and
positioning the Bahamas as a
convenient and attractive des-
tinations for all types of meet-
ings and conferences.

The Ministry of Tourism, Mr

‘Grant said, will also continue

to focus on Canada as it is the
government’s opinion that the
Canadian economy is strength-

‘ening, keeping its dollar at the

highest it has ever been.
There will be greater empha-

sis placed on the United King-

dom and Europe, as the

strength of the British Pound

and the Euro against the Dol-
lar makes the Bahamas an
attractive and affordable des-
tination.

The government also plans
to spend $8 million restoring
Grand Bahama.

“The main focus in Grand
Bahama will be on working
closely with the Harcourt
Group to ensure the redevel-
opment of the Royal Oasis in
the shortest time possible,”
Minister Grant said.

The government will also
work with owners of other
resorts on the island to re-
organise the product there, he
added.







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Mr Foulkes assured the busi-

ness persons that his ministry

will continue to act as mediator
in industrial disputes.
However, he encouraged
business leaders to keep.the
lines of communication open
with their staff and to keep
tension at a minimum so that

(BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

their businesses could operate |

more efficiently.

He said his ministry will also
try to increase the ship registry
of the Bahamas and organise
the transhipment industry to
better meet the needs of busi-
ness owners and to bring more
revenue into the country.





result in reduced hospital stays

LIFESTYLE choices could be at the route of the majority of diseases
being treated at healthcare facilities in the Bahamas.

According to Minister of Health and Social Development Dr Hubert
Minnis, 65 per cent of the illnesses being treated at hospitals and clin-
ics are a result of chronic, non-communicable diseases including dia-
betes, hypertension and heart disease.

Addressing a ‘Meet the Ministers Forum’ hosted by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dr Minnis said many of these ill-
nesses are job and lifestyle related — and therefore can be avoided.

He said if Bahamians were to practice healthy lifestyles, healthy liv-
ing and prevention, it would free healthcare institutions “‘so that they
could now admit more serious illnesses rather than thé ones we can Bie
vent.

“The question one must ask is whether we should continue indefi-
nitely to expand our hospital sizes, both at home and abroad, or should
we not establish programmes to prevent individuals from entering
hospitals?” Dr Minnis asked.

“We must remember that hospitals are considered only catchment
areas. They are there to await the sick.”

Dr Minnis said over 50 per cent of the Bahamian population i is con-
sidered to be obese.

He said there are many health complications associated with obesi-
ty and that diabetes and hypertension pose “great problems to our
healthcare system.”

The minister said this is one of the reasons why his ministry has
launched the 100-Day Challenge in an effort to create awareness of the
benefits of practicing, preaching and packing healthy living and
healthy lifestyles.

He encouraged the business and community leaders attending the
forum to join hands with his ministry in promoting healthy lifestyles and
living by introducing a “reward programme” in their workplaces to
encourage staff to have annual physical examinations.

These would include blood sugar tests, pap smears and cholesterol

‘level checks.

“You would be amazed at the amount of diabetics or hypertensive
persons who could be diagnosed as such,” Dr Minnis said. “At the same
time that would place less strain on our institutions, we would see
less of the problems that we see today, for example, renal kidney fail-
ure resulting in dialysis, less of the heart problems and less of the
strokes.

“So all of these would free up our hospital beds for other illnesses
that we cannot control,” Dr Minnis added.

He' said both private companies and the government could save
millions of dollars and.“man-hours” just by implementing these simple
policies.

Dr Minnis said it is his view and that of the government that it is best
to tackle the diseases that account for 65 per cent of the illnesses

“that we see today” rather than continue to wait for catastrophic ill-
nesses to occur.

He added that in order to promote healthy living among staff mem-
bers at his ministry, officials introduced a programme where employ-
ees are supplied with fruit free of charge for lunch on certain days.

“We practice what we preach,” he said.

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Ship belonging to
- Hlorida deep-sea
_ explorers leaves
Spanish waters
amid tussle

over treasure

@ TAMPA, Fla.

A SHIP belonging to
Florida deep-sea explorers
has left Spanish waters, end-
ing the latest round in an
increasingly nasty dispute
with that nation's govern-
ment over the rights to a vast
sunken treasure, according
to Associated Press.

Odyssey Marine Explo-
ration's ship chugged out of
Spanish waters Thursday, a
day after Spanish authorities
released the vessel. They
seized the ship July 12 after
it left British-controlled

Gibraltar to search the vessel»

for clues as to the origins of
an estimated $500 million in
silver coins and other arti-
facts salvaged from a still
undisclosed shipwreck.

The seizure of the 240-foot
Ocean Alert culminated
months: of tense talks
between Odyssey officials
and the Spanish government,
detailed in a 109-page affi-
davit the company prepared
for Spain's Culture Ministry.
Odyssey provided a copy of
the document to The Asso-
ciated Press.

"It's been very frustrating
for everyone," said Aladar

Nesser, Odyssey's director
of international relations,
who is trying to determine if
the company's other ship,
i Odyssey Explorer, will be
; allowed to leave British-con-

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trolled Gibraltar without
interference from Spain.

At the heart of the dispute
is Spain's claim that it has a.
right to share in the treasure
if it was recovered in territo-
rial waters or is connected
to the nation's heritage in
any way.

Citing security and other
concerns, Odyssey will not
disclose the location of the
shipwreck, code-named

! _ "Black Swan." The company

says it's not, yet.sure, of, the
identity of the sunken ship,
which yielded 17 tons of
coins that were flown to the
United States in May. °

The secrecy has con-..

tributed to a growing mis-

_ trust of the Tampa-based -
company among some in the
Spanish government, a sen-
timent that has been fanned’ -
by the country's media.

"Spain has reason to
believe Odyssey has recov-
ered Spanish property with-

‘out authorization," said
James A. Goold, an attor-
ney who filed a claim i in US.
federal court on behalf of
Spain.

Odyssey co-founder Greg
Stemm said he resents the
company's growing reputa-
tion as modern-day pirates.

The company, he said, has .
"bent over backward" to
communicate with the Span-
ish and other governments
about its movements and
treasure searches. And
Odyssey has gone to USS.
federal court to seek exclu-
sive rights to suspected
wreck sites so anyone in the

world with a potential claim ~:*: 7

would have a proper venue.

"That's the great irony,"
Stemm said. "How much
more straightforward can
you be than turning over the
site to the U.S. federal court
and following U.S. federal
court orders? Does that real-
ly sound like piracy to you?"

In Odyssey's: affidavit,
Stemm noted that Spanish
authorities last year declined
the company's invitation to
be part of pending search

and salvage projects that’ ~ 5

could yield riches and have
cultural significance to the
nation.

But two weeks after
Odyssey made headlines
with news of the "Black
Swan" treasure, Spain filed a
claim in federal court in
Tampa and has tried to force
the. company to disclose
more details. That could
happen as early as Monday,
when Odyssey's next court
filing is due.

Culture Ministry spokes-
woman Diana Lara said
Thursday that Spain's next
legal move will depend on
what Odyssey ae veals in,
court.

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THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007, PAGE 3



© In brief

Regatta
power-boat
goes up in
flames

FREEPORT — A Grand
Bahama power-boat being

Bahamas Embassy

In

Cuba to remain

epared to participate in the GROWING concerns and @ ACTING Prime Minis-
es Power Boat Regatta interests regarding the ter and Minister of Foreign
this weekend went up in Republic of Cuba necessi- Affairs Brent Symonette

flames and was completely
destroyed late Thursday
night.

tate the Bahamas Embassy
in Cuba remaining open,
Acting Prime Minister Brent

responds to questions at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s “Meet the Ministers

It was about 11.20 pm Symonette told the Forum” on Thursday, July
when the Fire Services Bahamas Chamber of Com- 19, 2007 at the Sandals Royal
.. Department was alerted that merce symposium on Thurs- Bahamian Resort. Pictured
‘a vessel was on fire at the day. right is Dionisio D’ Aguilar,
- Running Mon Marina on Mr Symonette led a num- president, Bahamas Cham-
Port of Call Drive, Bahama ber of cabinet ministers at ber of Commerce.
Terrace. The department the 2007 Bahamas Chamber
immediately dispatched two of Commerce Week, “Meet (BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

units to the location. On
- arrival at the scene a 24ft
white and blue Panterra twin-
engined go-fast boat was

the Minister Forum” at the
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa on Cable

~ Beach.

embargo against Cuba.

found engulfed in flames. Mr Symonette and Prime
Firefighters extinguished the He told businesspersons Minister Hubert Ingraham
blaze within a few minutes, and other interested appeared before the House
but not before the vessel was Bahamians that the ‘of Representatives Foreign

completely destroyed.
Deon Leathen of Blake
Court, the 26-year-old owner
of the boat, told officers that
he had just finished tuning
up his boat in preparation for
the power boat races at Trea-

*.*. sure Cay, Abaco this week-

end. He said after putting in
120 gallons of fuel, he started
the engine and the vessel sud-
denly exploded into flames.
Mr Leathen quickly escaped
the raging inferno without
sustaining any injuries.

The vessel, which was not
insured, sustained about
$25,000 worth of damage.
The exact cause of the explo-
sion and resulting blaze has
not yet been conclusively
determined, said Chief
Superintendent of Police

‘Basil Rahming.

Kiwanis,
Children’s
Emergency
Hospital —
join forces

THE Kiwanis Club of Nas-

“>, sau has joined forces with the

Children's Emergency Hostel
to help achieve a number of
‘worthy aims.

Kiwanis Club of Nassau

president, Samuel Clarke, said. pe

that so far the project has been

«successful.

He said that one purpose of
the project is to reconnect chil-
dren with their parents and to
encourage better relationships
between family members.

The Kiwanis club is also
helping with upgrades on the

-» hostel.

Some repairs have been
made to windows, locks and
doors — in an effort to create a
more “homely” appearance,
Mr Clarke said.

-Man in court
on drug charge

A 36-YEAR-OLD Dun-
more Lane man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on a drug
possession charge. ,

It was alleged that on
Tuesday July 18, Trevor
Watson was found in pos-
session of a quantity of
. Marijuana which authori-

ties believed he intended to
supply to another.
The prosecution later
- amended the charge to that
of simple possession.

- Watson, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane,

The case was adjourned
to January 30. 2008.



Bahamas has allocated an
estimated $300,000 for the
operations of the Bahamian
Embassy in Cuba, and “we
intend to continue that rep-
resentation in Cuba as we
do in Haiti.”

The issue arose as Felix
Wilson Hernandez returns
to Cuba, after almost five
years in the Bahamas, the
last two as ambassador.

In 2005, the Bahamas offi-
cially commissioned an
embassy in Havana. Carlton
Wright serves as ambas-

US Embassy.



The donation coincided with the official vis-

it to.the Bahamas by Admiral James Stavridis,
’ Commander of USSOUTHCOM.

Making the presentation totaling about
$4,000, were Laura Stavridis, wife of Admiral
Stavridis and Saskia Hardt, wife of US Chargé
d’ Affaires, Dr Brent Hardt.

| through its Humanitarian Assistance Pro-

sador to Cuba.

On the question of down-
grading the Bahamas

# SHERMAN Smith, president of the BNCD; Saskia Hardt, wife of US Charge d’ Affaires
Brent Hardt; Sheila Culmer, former president, BNCD and Laura Stavridis, wife of USSOUTH-

COM Commander Admiral James Stavridis flanked by members of the BNCD during the pre-
sentation of goods and supplies.

United States Southern Command and
_ the US Embassy donate goods to the
Bahamas National Council for Disability

THE Bahamas National Council for Dis-
ability has received a joint donation of non-per-
ishable goods and cleaning supplies from the
United States Southern Command and the

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gramme, donated kitchen supplies and clean-
ing products.

Sherman ‘Smith, president of the Bahamas
National Council for Disability, noted that the
food items will go a long way in providing hot
meals for more than 60 disabled persons in
the community, particularly those who are

He added that the donation of kitchen appli-
ances, including a microwave oven, pots, and
chafing dishes was timely, as the council is
preparing to hold a cook-out next month that

abled-friendly bus.

Embassy in Cuba toa “rep-
resentative office”, Mr
Symonette noted that the
















Bahamas has signed a Unit-
ed Nations report support-

‘ing the abolition of the






Relations Committee dur-
ing a recent visit to Wash-
ington, DC, for a meeting
between CARICOM lead-
ers and US President
George Bush.

Mr Symonette said the
chairman of the committee
“lambasted” the Caribbean
for “voting against” the
United States. -

Additionally, he said
while at the recent
Caribbean Heads of Gov-

- ernment Meeting (CARI-

COM) in Barbados, Suri-
name noted that 700 of its
nurses are educated in
Cuba, at far less cost than
in the United States.

“So there are benefits for
our relationship with Cuba;
we have a tremendous num-
ber of Bahamians that go
there ... we have quite a
number (of persons) incar-
cerated in Cuba and we
have an increase in trade in
Cuba. That necessitates
keeping the embassy in
Cuba,” Mr Symonette said.

The Bahamas established
diplomatic relations with
Cuba on November.-30,
1974, sixteen months after
the country gained indepen-
dence from the United

i; Kingdom.

The Bahamas was among
four other Caribbean
nations, which made an
“unpopular decision” to
establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Cuba in an envi-
ronment characterised by
huge pressures, hence
breaking the diplomatic and
commercial ‘ blockade
imposed on Cuba.

A growing number of
Bahamians are also taking
advantage of educational
opportunities in Cuba, seek-

_ ing medical attention there.

while Bahamian tourism to
Cuba continues to grow at
a brisk pace.

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Harder for foreign doctors to work in US

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A
national shortage of doctors is hitting
poor places the hardest, and efforts to

. bring in foreign physicians to fill the gap

‘are running into a knot of restrictions
from the war on terror and the immigra-
tion debate.

Doctors recruited from places such as
India, the Philippines and sub-Saharan
Africa to work in under-served areas like
the Mississippi Delta and the lonesome
West already face an arduous and expen-
sive gauntlet of agencies, professional
tests and background checks to. secure
work papers and permanent residency.

Those restrictions have only tightened
in the years since 9-11, and now many
believe the process will become more
difficult after the attempted terrorist
bombings in Britain that have been
linked to foreign doctors.

“The consensus seems to be that if you.

have a first name like Mohammed, you
can forget it,” Dr. Sanjay Chaube, a
much-needed internist in Hurricane Kat-
rina-ravaged Bay St. Louis, Miss., and

one of more than 40,000 Indian doctors in -

the U.S. He is working in this country
- under what is known as a J-1 visa waiver.

The government estimates that more :

than 35 million Americans live in under-
served areas, and it would take 16,000
doctors to immediately fill that need,
according to the American Medical Asso-
ciation. And the gap is expected to widen
dramatically over the next several years,
_ reaching 24,000 in 2020 by one govern-
ment estimate. A 2005 study in the jour-

nal Health Affairs said it could hit an -
astonishing 200,000 by then, based ona |

rising population and an-aging work
force. -

“And that will mostly be felt in rural
America,” -said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-

N.D. He added: “We’re facing a real cri- .

Sis.”
America’s rural and inner-city poor
already are suffering the most.

For example, there are 280 doctors for |

every 100,000 people in the U.S. But
there are only 103 for every 100,000 in
the 18-county area of the Mississippi
Delta, according to the Mississippi State

- University Social-Science Research Cen-
tre. And ‘the Delta has some of the

‘ nation’s highest rates of infant mortality,
heart-disease and other serious illnesses.
Steps are slowly being taken by indi-
vidual states and universities to enrol
more students in medical school. But it

t

takes years to educate a doctor. And

_ even then, many professionals are uncon-

vinced those steps alone will make much
difference.

To help relieve the misery in the Delta,
Appalachia and other parts of the coun-
try in dire need of physicians, the gov-
ernment lets foreign doctors into the
country under J-1 visa waivers, dispensed
through a variety of state and federal

_ programmes.

J-1 visa waivers allow foreign doctors

' to work in under-served areas for three to

five years, with a shot at eventually
obtaining permanent residency.
Over each of the past three years,

‘ about 1,000 practising physicians have

come to'the U.S. on J-1 visa waivers.
Many of them are from unstable or unde-
veloped countries and come here in
search of better training, working con-

. ditions and pay.

Yet, since 9-11, the federal government
has made it more difficult to qualify for
the special-visas and to obtain perma-
nent residency. The tests are harder, the
legal fees are higher, and the rules have
been changed by the Department of
Health and Human Services in such a
way that fewer counties and clinics are
designated “under-served” and thus eli-
gible to obtain J-1 doctors.

As a result, some foreigners are choos-
ing to leave after their commitment is

_ up, or are not applying to come to the

U.S. at all.

The number of physicians in training
with J-1 visa waivers has fallen by almost
half over the past decade, from 11,600
in academic year 1996-97 to fewer than
6,200 in 2004-05, according to the Gov-
ernment Accountability Office. And fed-
eral and state requests for J-1s for doctors
dropped from 1,374 in 1995 to 1,012 in
2005.

However, the federal government can-
not be blamed for everything, said Dr.

Sampatkumar Shivangi, an obstetrician .

and gynaecologist in Jackson, Miss., who
is president-elect of the American Asso-
ciation of Physicians of Indian Origin.

. He once tried unsuccessfully to help a
J-1 physician find a position with a rural

‘Mississippi clinic.

“Some of the physicians in that com-
munity didn’t want a physician to come
and practise there because it would take
away patients,” Dr Shivangi said.

(This article was written by

. Chris Talbott, an Associated Press writer).

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I long for the
900d days to
come back

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter is in reply to a let-
ter by Mr Carvel Francis under
the heading “Murder on our
leaders’ doorstep!”

I, too, am a concerned citizen
and resident of this great nation.
Murder has become an increas-
ing concern and the people of
The Bahamas are crying out for
answers. It is terrible that we
can’t walk the streets without
the fear of being shot or robbed.
What happened to the good old
days when we slept with our
doors unlocked or we walked
the streets proudly or an argu-
ment ended peacefully? Those
days are long gone. It is so sad to
see that a large percentage of
our young men are ending up
in jail for senseless crimes.

I mourn with that mother who
lost her son several days ago.
My heart was saddened by the
news and it hurts that this is the
direction The Bahamas is head-
ing in.

We are supposed to be a reli-
gious nation; a nation accord-
ing to the Bible. But where have
our religious values gone, when
we can stand and witnesses a
precious life being taken?
Where have our values gone
when we want to invite gays into




LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net



take into consideration what
that man did to that child was
inhumane? What about young
Pastor Troy Seymour who was
shot and stabbed so violently?
Don’t you think his death was
inhumane? What about count-
less others who have died so vio-
lently?

What justification can any
man give for taking the life of
someone else? I can understand
the plea of self defence, and
even sometimes that plea can
be questioned depending on the
circumstances. But to go and
intentionally cause the death of
another human being is down
right cruel and inhumane.

What peace and comfort can
we offer the families of these
victims when we have people
lobbying for the violators who
took the lives of their loved ones
to go free?

My God, it’s hard enough to
deal with the fact that your
loved one was taken so vicious-

-ly but having to watch the per-

petrator go free because of our
weak laws is even harder to deal

Oh how I long for the good
old days to come back. Days
when men were men, women
were women, when the streets
were safe for our children: to
play in and the elders of the
community could correct a child
without the parent/s question-
ing the discipline. -

My only advice is to pra¥-for
our self-distracting nation.
Prayer changes all things: We
need to ask God for his guid-
ance and his protection. We
need to ask him to help us tc
think rationally before we act
Because if we continue to liye in
the days where we have to prpve
something to someone who calls
us “punks” or “sissies”, we are
only going to continue to self
destruct.

It is my prayer and my earhest
plea that we change and Seék
God’s face because he is the
only one who can guide and
keep us. We will be a dead
nation if God was to turn’ his
back on us. If we don’t stand for
something, we’ll fall for’any-
thing.

A nation without God is a
helpless one. :

A CONCERNED
CITIZEN ny
Nassau, +

—all have to take a stand.

the country and legalise their —_ with.
marriages? Where have our val-
ues gone when discipline is no
longer in the home or schools?
This religious nation is quick-

ly heading down the road of
destruction and before God
turns his back on us, we need
to pray. We need to put all polit-
ical differences aside and hold a
national day of prayer. Whether
~we’re FNM: PLP or BDM,
everyone is being affected by
~these senseless killings and we

Something needs to be done
about these vicious crimes. I for
one am an advocate for corporal
punishment. If we enforce the
laws of hanging and beating of
the “cat-o-nine-tail”, we will be
sending a message to those crim-
inals that crime does not pay
and they won’t get off easily for
any crimes they’ve committed. It
is. sad to listen to people like
Archbishop Drexel Gomez who
think that corporal punishment
is inhumane and lobbies against
it. So we have career criminals
living comfortably in Motel Fox
Hill while their victims get a
marble headstone. .

What about the victims who
suffered at the hands of these
sick perpetrators? What about
that six-year-old who was
viciously raped by that 32 year
old? Didn’t Archbishop Gomez

every morning.

Nassau,

IAN MABON
July 20, 2007.

July 11, 2007. ©

What is going on with the »
Environmental Health Services?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

~ WOULD somebody please explain what. is going. on. with, the
Environmental Health Services? '

During the last few months, garbage collection at least in the, Vil-
lage. Road area has been reduced to once every two weeks if we' re
lucky, resulting in smells, flies, maggots and rats. The best inten-
tioned residents end up with a freezer full of unsavory packets
until collection day while the overflow from the bins caused by the
erratic collection schedule provides the neighbourhood dogs, mine.
included, with a smorgasbord to be cleaned up from the garden ;

To add insult to injury the garbage collectors just fling the emp-
ty bins back onto the lawn or over the fence rather than return them
to their enclosure, the very same people who solicit gifts and mon-
ey on holidays and at Christmas in return for this sterling service.

One has only to look around while driving to see that we have
devolved into a nation of slovenly people, Nassau once the jew of
the region has become a dump.

Isn't it past high time that the authorities started enforcing the
litter laws, made recycling mandatory and establish collection cen-
tres for recyclable trash instead of continuing to dump everything .
into one more noxious and toxic landfill for another low cost hdus-
ing project to be built on or next to?

With the environment globally coming under i increasing assault
let us at least ensure that our little “green and pristine” cornef of
the world remains so. *,

20 eS a rate as

Irresponsible noises
indicate lack of civility

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE paradox involving these persons with
their music disturbing us always is that they are
very, very ignorant and very, very poor.

Their music loud is an attempt to suggest to us
and to themselves, that they know something
about something — about music; and that they

‘have something; money enough with which to
overwhelm us.

But if they had knowledge they'd know that
there was far more to music — far more music
than what they seem determined to deafen them-
selves and us with.

Had they the wealth, the economic might they
wish to suggest they have, they'd be far more
subtle about it, probably out upon a yacht some-
where or travelling the world.

Do we hear even a squeak from who owns
‘Kelly's or Starbucks or Solomon's or Pritchard?

So quiet are these persons we often don't even
know that oftentimes a number of these success-
ful, big businesses in our midst, have the very
same owner.

Norman Solomon at one point owned eighteen
stores.

Haven't we sense enough to make and to oper-
ate such entities as Solomon's, as these malls we
can only work in and shop in, happy to do so? Are
we instead so foolish that all we can make is a big
noise, a big nuisance of ourselves?

The fools among us, without end disturbing the
peace, have little sense and little else.

As I am close to these persons in very many
ways, and love them dearly, how very badly I
wish our circumstances were otherwise.

Though we haven't a national library. Though
many educated among us would suggest that out-
side of C.O.B., we haven't a good library; to my

thinking, all libraries are good and we have gev-
eral dozen in New Providence and scattered
among our family of islands.

There are in any one of these libraries, thou-
sands of books waiting to be read, capable of
transforming lives, capable of providing anyone
with initiative, an education: to be self-educated,.-
even as Malcolm X was, reading the dictionary
from cover to cover while in prison.

James Baldwin transformed himself, his couri-
try and his century. He read all the books jn a
library, near enough to walk to from where he
lived in Harlem.

Mandela's 27 years in prison, were not spent in
prison, they were instead spent in books.

Frederick Douglas, born into slavery in 1818,
was by law not allowed to learn to read but he‘did
learn to read and he wrote books. His was a
mighty voice and his a mighty act against? ithe
institution slavery.

We with our freedom, too many take for grant-
ed, much of it bought with blood of so many and
bequeathed to us, what are we doing in resporise?
How are we ourselves labouring to add to tess
freedoms and to add to the light in our dark
world?

These irresponsible noises, this disrespect’ for
neighbour and for society, indicate a lack of civil-
ity, a criminal disconnectedness to those who
fought and died for what we have been handed
upon a platter and therefore squander. ;

There is everywhere and always a lack of tev-
erence in our land. We need all available hands,
still working on the building, building the temples
of our liberation and freedoms.

OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH
Nassau, ;
July 16, 2007 :



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Two charged in
“¢omnection with
“theft of $80,000

worth of equipment

By DENISE MAYCOCK
«Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - Two Hait-
ian men were charged in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court
on Friday in connection with
the theft of about $80,000
worth of equipment at the
Shrimp Farm. .

. Appearing before Deputy
- ‘Chief Magistrate Helen
Jones were Jimmie Maglo-
,. Ue, 27, of No 11 Drake
,; Avenue in Freeport, and
{ack Marcelin, 68, of Hanna
{i d-lill in Eight Mile Rock.
sicy,: With the assistance of a

Creole interpreter, the men,
oiwho are employees of
acCaribbean Recycling Com-
pany, were told of the
bicharges against them.

It is alleged that the men,
4 being concerned together,
}>‘stole 24 stainless steel pon-
" Yoons, one white 9 foot ten-
“der boat with a Minn Kota
| {rolling motor attached,

one shrimp air filtration sys--

~™tém and a quantity of wires,
»e,altogether valued at $79,500,
js.thie property of Bahamas .
i htimp Company sometime
54,between June and July 13.
3g»: Lawyer Simeon Brown
si represented the men, who
191 pleaded not guilty. They
-yitwere granted $10,000 bail

' with sureties and the case
s ewas adjourned to November

12.

@ A FREEPORT man
was arraigned in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court
on firearm possession
charges on Thursday.

Agno Daniel, 36, of No 4
Shirley Lane, Windsor Park,
was charged. before Deputy

¢ Chief Magistrate Helen

3 oy Ones with possession of an
unlicensed firearm and
ammunition.

It is alleged that on July

_ 251°7)the accused was found in’ 3

. possession of a .9mm pistol —
71 °$33,930 cash. °
aie) K Brian Hanna represent-
(ied Daniel, who pleaded not
~jGuilty to the charges and was
,.aigranted $6,000 bail with

sureties.
_+,+, The cash allegedly seized
-afrom the defendant is the
- qe Subject of a continuing
.9o davestigation.

» igaded with 12 bullets and

LOCAL NEWS

In Days Gone
By: the Junior
- Achievement
- programme

THIS week, In Days Gone By looks back at the
early days of the Junior Achievement programme in

the Bahamas.

Junior Achievement, or “JA” as it is often referred to,
is a non-profit organisation that works to educate and
inspire young people to succeed economically. The
headquarters of the volunteer organisation in Col-

orado sits at the centre of a network that stretches
across nearly 100 countries.

The programme was first launched in this country in
1979 and has positively impacted the lives of thousands

of Bahamian students.

m FEBRUARY 18, 1984 - Some of the Junior Achievers



from Nassau pose with Sir Gerald and Lady Cash. In the fore-
ground, from left, is 16-year-old Angelique Albury of St
Augustine’s College, Sir Gerald, and 16-year-old Lisa Dean, also
from St Augustine’s. Behind Lisa is her mother, Mrs Ruth

Dean with Lady Cash (left).

trade fair — Parliament Square

i. was bustling with activity as the .

fourth annual Junior Achieve-
ment Trade Fair got under way.
More than 21 stalls representing
JA companies, lined the square.
Clocks, macramé key chains and
plant holders, dressed dolls, cush-
ions, coffee mugs, picture plaques

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is Elizabeth Stone, vice president of Junior Achievement in Union County.

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The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas announces the issue of a further
‘offering of Bahamas Registered Stock totalling B$100.000 Million. Applications will be received
by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 17th July, 2007 and will close at 3:00pm on
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remove them unconstitutionally
from their three year term.”

Mr Thompson noted that there
would be no “bogus” election on
August 1, as Ms Harding alluded to
earlier in the week because it would
not be in accordance with
AAAWU’s guidelines.

not understand the constitution and
the process set out therein,” the sec-
retary-general of AAAWU, Antho-
ny Bain said. “The officers have been
locked out of the office, preventing
us from performing our constitu-
tional duties. We are therefore allow-
ing the legal process to run its course
to safeguard the AAAWU consti-
tution and by-laws.”

477 At the press conference, Mr Bain .

3.75 said that during a special meeting

covered that an office administrator
was “given additional funds” by Ms
Harding “without the express con-
sent of the executive counsel.” It was
at this time that he and the four exec-
utive members present took posses-
sion of the union’s cheque book.
“The trustee of the union, Ms.
Fredericka Baker, who is the
guardian. of the union’s property,
removed the (cheque) book until
such time as we were able to come to
the bottom of this particular situa-
~tion:â„¢Mr. Bain said. He alleged that



four plaintiffs have been “locked
out” of AAAWU’s premises by Ms.
Harding.

' The five executive council mem-
bers told The Tribune that differ-
ences with Ms. Harding began in

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To this date, the members claim
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funds. While they claim to have
many complaints against Ms Hard-
ing, counsel for. the five executive
members contends that they do not
want her removed from her post,
they simply want her to “comply”
with the guidelines of AAAWU.
“Well to be quite honest, I have
never called for Ms. Harding to step
down, however, on February 14
(2007) she decided to publicly step
down, and she went on record to say
that, and she never (retracted) that

bers present accepted her previous
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post.

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Mr. Bain said. “A blow will be struck
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‘One thrust reverser
was turned off

when Brazil plane
landed, sped along
Punway and crashed

Minister says government committed
and dedicated to suppressing crime

MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest assured the public that

and charitable organisations and
with the Bahamas Chamber of
- Commerce, representing the busi-

giving the ongoing threat of illegal
drug trafficking and the traffick-
ing of illegal immigrants.

“We want to reassure the

of partnerships with “different
segments” of the population;

neighborhood groups, consulta-

, MSAO PAULO, Brazil

ONE of the two reverse
thrusters on an airliner car-
rying 186 people that

-crashed in a fireball was

turned off when the plane

“:Janded, the jet’s owner said,

as Officials tried to determine
why it raced down a runway

“instead of slowing down,

according to Associated

Press.

However, the airline insist-
ed late Thursday that the
thruster, used by jets to slow
down just after touching
down, had been deactivated
earlier in accordance with
proper maintenance proce-
dures.

Brazil’s Globo TV report-
ed earlier Thursday that an
unidentified problem in the
Airbus-320’s right reverse
thruster emerged four days
before the crash and was
under investigation by
authorities.

TAM, the airline, did not
provide details about the
problem but the company

‘told Globo TV that Airbus
‘maintenance rules approved
* by Brazilian aviation officials

say the type of problem

found must be inspected

within 10 days and that the

planes can fly in the interim.

Meanwhile, President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva was
expected to finally address

_ Brazil’s deadliest air tragedy

in a televised speech to the
nation Friday evening.

His government has come
under fire for failing to deal

, With the nation’s air travel

safety problems. His only
comment since the plane
exploded Tuesday night was
a brief statement of condo-

' lences issued hours later.

The opposition Social
Democratic Party com-
plained in a statement that
Silva “hasn’t appeared pub-

" licly to express his sorrow, or
to give solidarity to the fami-

lies of the victims and

‘explain what measures are

. being taken” to prevent simi-
’ lar accidents.

The TAM Linhas Aereas

* SA jet had 186 people

aboard and at least three '

' people died on the ground -

after it slammed into a build-
ing owned by the airline,

. causing explosions and a fire
' that was still smoldering two
' days later.

By late Thursday, 188 bod-
ies had been retrieved, but
forensic examiners had iden-
tified only 25.

The crash came less than a
year after 154 people were

_ killed when a a Gol Airlines
‘ Boeing 737 collided with a
‘ small jet over the Amazon

rainforest in September.
That.crash had been the

. country’s deadliest.

Federal prosecutors asked

; a federal judge to “tem-
: porarily paralyze” Con-

gonhas airport — a move

. that could disrupt air travel

in Latin America’s largest

nation. The judge could issue.

a decision as early as Mon-

' day on the airport’s fate.

Responding to warnings
that such a move could cre-
ate havoc in travel and cause
severe financial repercus-
sions for airlines, prosecutor
Marcio Schusterschitz said it
was better “to choose life
over money.”

“We think this situation
has reached its limit,” Schus-
terschitz said in an interview
with The Associated Press.
“We are flying blind.”

Critics blamed Silva for
failing to push forward a
plan to solve problems rang-
ing from an underfunded air
traffic control system to defi-
cient radars and investment
in airport infrastructure.

Congressman Marco Maia
of Silva’s Workers Party said
the nation’s air travel crisis
“surpassed its limit” with the
crash. “The head of state has
the responsibility to identify
solutions to overcome this
crisis,” Maia said.

Meanwhile, authorities
struggled to determine why
the TAM jet raced down the
runway after landing instead
of slowing down just before
it was blown apart in a series
of explosions.

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ted and dedicated to preventing
and suppressing crime through-
out the Bahamas.

He said this commitment and
dedication will cover both land
and sea as additional resources
will be given to both the Police
and Defence Force.

Addressing business and com-
munity leaders attending a ‘Meet
the Ministers Forum’ hosted by
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce on Thursday, Mr Turn-
quest said there are a myriad of
issues that have led to the cur-
rent crime situation in the
Bahamas and that there has to
be a-multi-faceted approach to
its solution.

Mr Turnquest said the govern-
ment is addressing the crime sit-
uation by providing the Royal
Bahamas Police Force with the
“necessary” resources, equip-
ment, training and exposure to
cutting-edge technologies and
best practices.

The government has also

@ MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest

.begun the process of acquiring
sea-going vessels and aircraft for
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force in an effort to secure the
country’s borders and protect the
Bahamas’ territorial integrity.

He said the RBDF’s patrol
capability is expected to be
“greatly enhanced” within the
next year with the delivery of 12
additional boats.

Mr Turnquest said these assets
are badly needed by the force,



Bahamian people of our commit-
ment and dedication in prevent-
ing and suppressing crime,” Mr
Turnquest said. “We will also

- focus on minor crimes and greater

attention will be brought to the
enforcement of traffic regula-
tions.”

The minister reassured mem-
bers of the public and business
community that they will see a
greater police presence “on our
streets, in our neighborhoods, at
hot spots where people gather on
weekends” as a by-product of the
NCPI.

Minister Turnquest said the.
‘launch of the Neighborhood

Community Policing Initiative
(NCPI) will bring greater pres-
ence and accountability from the
police in the communities in
which they are deployed.

He said policemen “of all ranks
will actively participate” in the
programme.

Mr Turnquest said the NCPI
will promote the establishment

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Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union; Roy Colebrooke, president, Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers Union; J Barrie Farrington, president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers’ Association. Standing left to right are Basil McKenzie, treasurer, Bahamas Hotel Cater-
ing and Allied Workers Union; Robert D L Sands, vice president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers’ Association, Sidney Rolle, third vice president, Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union, Prime Minister Ingraham; Michael Reckley, executive vice president,

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THE TRIBUNE



Pastor speaks out over
Sunday Junkanoo event

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT ~ A Grand
Bahama pastor has expressed
disapproval of the date set for
the “Feel the Rush’ junkanoo
event, which will be held on a
Sunday, and accused organisers
of showing “contempt for the
Christian day of worship.”

Rev Dr John C Wallace, pas-
tor of the New Mount Olivet
Baptist Church, believes that
the annual cultural event —
which also received strong crit-
icism last year -- should instead
be held on the holiday Mon-
day.

“We thought that after the
much criticism last year, organ-
isers would have changed the
day to Monday, August 6,
which is a public holiday, or
some other day. But what they
continue to do is show con-
tempt for the Christian day. of
worship, be said.

Jn a statement issued on
Thursday, the past president of
the Grand Bahama Christian
Council called on event orgati-
isers to consider changing the
date.

‘Feel the Rush’ Braueiders
are finalising plans for the
event, setting up bleachers
along the parade route on
Explorer's Way and Bank
lane in downtown Freeport.

According to reports, in
excess of $100,000 in prize
money is up for grabs, with a
$20,000 cash prize going to the
winner.

A weekend of activities has
been planned, including a Bat-
tle of the Bands competition
on August 3 at West End, and
a skills competition on August
4 at Lover’s Beach at Eight
Mile Rock. The weekend will
climax on Sunday with the
junkanoo parade competition.

Rev Wallace stated that the
Grand Bahama Christian com-
munity should be shocked that

such an event is being held on a
Sunday.
“Again, I ask the question,

‘How in the name of God :
could a people who call them- :
selves Christian be a'partaker :

of such devilish cultural event
on Sunday, the day set aside
for Christian worship?

“Sundays are sacred to }
Christians because it is the time :
when their families come ;}

together in fellowship with
each other. Therefore, we are
not prepared to remain silent
and allow this event to inter-
fere with this sacred day set

apart for worshipping our :

God,” he said.

Rev Dr Wallace admonished

those in the Christian commu-
nity, and especially the clerg
who support and indulge in
such activities.

He. claims that “many of our
churches have closed their :
doors on Sunday evenings :

because of fear of crime, but
pastors, leaders and members
will be downtown on the

evening of Sunday, August’5 ;
to either shake up their bod- :
ies, or watch others do likewise :
— I want them to know that

God is not pleased with it.”
Pointing out the high mur-
der rate, Rev Wallace noted

that “churches and communi- }
ties should be on their faces all :
day and night, and especially :
on Sunday, praying that God :

would heal our land.”

He stressed that it is impor-
tant that church leaders and :
Bahamians keep Sunday a holy :

day.

dictates of men.

“Once again, I remind all :
_Bahamians that ‘righteousness :
exalts a nation, but sin is a }
reproach to any people - Prov ;
14:34’ and ‘blessed is the nation :
whose God is the Lord

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holds ceremony
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GRAND BAHAMA
ISLAND - It was not your usu-
al Rotary function and not your
usual venue, Wanting to do
something entirely different for
the Rotary. Club of Freeport,
President Mike Stafford decided
to hold their installation cere-
mony and celebration on the
historic research vessel, Atlantis
Il presently docked. at the
Freeport Hafbour.

July 14 was a night to be
remembered, and had all the
tight ingredients — great hors
d'oeuvres, a tree-flowing bar,
live entertainment, and dancing
under the twinkling lights of the
harbour. All this, on a one-of-a-
kind famous historic vessel built
in 1962, which just happens to
be the same year the Rotary
Club of Freeport was formed.

Throughout the evening, the
owner of the vessel, Gordon
Hunsucker, the ship’s captain
Gray Henricksen, and their crew
gave tours of the seven levels of
the 210-foot vessel.

Presentations and announce-
ments where made on an upper
deck overlooking the dance area
and those seated at tables
below.

. While the past assistant gov-
ernor, Sonny “Mr Rotary”
Waugh presented each new
board member with their pins,
president Mike Stafford gave a
speech on how rotarians think
big, how through the power of
Rotary good people come
together, and through this con-
nection, how Rotary can accom-
plish almost impossible tasks
and positively affect the world.

The new 2007/08 board of
includes: president,
Mike Stafford; president elect,
Chris Lowe treasure}
Dominique Norris; secretary,
Melinda Mitchell; vice president,
Stephen Wilchcombe; director,
Bert Lightbourne; director,
Wilbur Major; director, Eunice
Morris; director, Ann Bain.

In closing the presentations,
rotarian Diane Johnson was
called forward, presented with
flowers and given thanks for
organising the memorable party.
The owner of the Atlantis was
also thanked for offering his ves:
sel to the club at no char ge

The big surprise ot the
evening came when Mike
Stafford called on his longtime
gitltriend, Vicki to thank her for
her help and in front of every-
one popped the big question,
“Will you marry me?” while
everyone below went wild with
cheers and clapping. Now Vicki
is Mike’s new fiancée, and it is
the start of a great new Rotary
year. ,

The excitement did not end
there. In impromptu, Gordon
Hunsucker of the Atlantis I
donated a one-week expedition
trip for two aboard the Atlantis
IJ. In total, over $8500 was





& OVER 100 rotarians and guests board the Atlantis II for the 2007/08. Rotary Club of

Freeport Installation party.



M ASSISTANT governor,
Sonny “Mr Rotary” Waugh
presented pins to the new
board and made announce-
ments. Pictured left is Chris
Lowe, president elect, and
right, Mike Stafford, president
of the Rotary Club of
Freeport.

raised for Rotary that night.
Josephine Morasco was the
highest bidder and won the trip.

@ RCF president Mike
Stafford with now fiancé Vicki
Howden after the

proposal

(Photo Monica Bates)



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Once upon a time, many years
ago, B. Jay Becker, former editor of
this column, was playing in a team-
of-four event and held the South
hand. He opened two clubs, and his
partner, Dorothy Hayden Truscott,
responded three diamonds.

Becker. invoked the grand slam
force convention by leaping to five
notrump, asking his partner to bid
seven of her suit if she held two of

safety. ti
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Solution tomorrow.

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grand slam. He thought it likely that
North would pass the double and that
he (Fry) would take very few tricks.
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respect — so much so that, as soon
as the opening diamond lead was
made, Fry conceded all the tricks!.
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¥76 ¥8542 Fry Jr. and Peter Leventritt. At their | You’re feeling hot under the collar and
985 #310 table, with Fry West, the bidding had _} looking for an escape. Now might be.
&972 363 gone: the perfect time to schedule.a much-
: SOUTH West North — East South needed vacation. Invite a close friend
MARVIN é : oA 1NT(!) Pass Pass Dble to share the-trip. x
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of MAN, THAT NIGHTMARE SCARED #Q42 Fry had chosen this moment to | When a coworker brings an idea to the
\ THE BEGEEBIES QUT OF Me! tec PAK ORS open the bidding with a psychic | table, listen with open ears, Taurus,
STO 4 3s The bidding: notrump. His timing couldn’t have | You may be quick to dismiss his or
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Wednesday proves to be the most
challenging. Financial issues are at
the heart of the situation. Buckle
down.and stick to that budget.

CANCER - June 22/July 22 -

‘A medical problem has you feeling

depressed, Cancer. Keep faith,
because the doctors are about to dis-
cover the reason behind your. mal-
ady. Accept family help on Friday. ’-

LEO - July 23/August 23 ~

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Temark over the sudden change.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22. -
An elusive romance has put a damper
on your spirits. A new employee at |
work may be your ticket to a mean-
ingful relationship. Thursday is your
power day — make the most of it.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Someone in the house has you losing
your temper on Saturday. You have
every reason to be upset, but yelling
won’t solve anything. If talking
doesn’t work, keep your distance.

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plurals.or verb forms j ; ‘ 5 these? Fessing up may be the honor-
ending in “s”, no words with initial capitals and no a5 o able thing to do. eS

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2 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Taliban threatens
to kill 18 abducted
South Korean
Christians in
Afghanistan

@ KABUL, Afghanistan

TALIBAN militants
threatened Friday to kill at
least 18 kidnapped South
Korean Christians, including
15 women, within 24 hours
unless the Asian nation with-
draws its 200 troops from
Afghanistan, according to
Associated Press.

In the largest abduction of
foreigners since the fall of
the Taliban regime in 2001,
several dozen fighters kid-
napped the South Koreans at
gunpoint from a bus in
Ghazni province on Thurs-

day, said Ali Shah
Ahmadzai, the provincial
police chief.

“They have got until
tomorrow (Saturday) at
noon to withdraw their
troops from Afghanistan, or
otherwise we will kill the 18
Koreans,” Qari Yousuf
Ahmadi, who claims to speak
for the Taliban, told The
Associated Press on a satel-
lite telephone from an undis-
closed location. “Right now
they are safe and sound.”

Outmatched by foreign
troops, the Taliban often
resort to kidnapping civilians

_ caught traveling on treacher-
ous roads, particularly in the
country’s south, where the
insurgency is raging. The tac-
tic hurts President Hamid
Karzai’s government by dis-
couraging foreigners
involved in reconstruction
projects from venturing into
remote areas where their ~
help is most needed.

The abductions came a day
after two Germans and five
of Afghan colleagues work- |
ing on a dam project were
kidnapped in central Wardak
province.

Ahmadi said the Taliban
were also holding the two
Germans, and threatened to
kill them if Germany did not
withdraw its 3,000:troops
from a NATO-led force by
noon Saturday — the same
deadline as he gave South
Korea.

Germany’s patil Min-
istry said it was “aware of the
statement by the so-called
spokesman of the Taliban”
but that it contradicted a
_ statement the previous day
that the Taliban was not
holding the Germans.

“We. will continue to care-
fully monitor developments
of the situation,” ministry
spokesman Martin Jaeger
said. “All necessary steps
have been taken. The crisis
team continues to work
toward a swift release of the
two kidnapped men.”

On June 28, another Ger-

man man was kidnapped in. }

western Afghanistan, but was
released after a week.

South Korea has about 200
troops serving with an 8,000-
strong U.S.-led force, which
is separate from the 40,000-
member NATO-led force.

‘ Jt was unclear:what the
Koreans were doing in
Afghanistan.

A year ago, hundreds of
South Korean Christians
were ordered to leave.
Afghanistan amid rumors
they were proselytizing in the
deeply conservative Islamic
nation. A member of that
group promised they would
return to the country in
smaller groups, but denied
chargés of spreading Chris-
tianity.

Yonhap reported that
most of the hostages were
members of the Saemmul
Community Church in Bun-
dang, just south of the South
Korean capital, Seoul.

An official at the Presby-
terian church confirmed 20
of its members were in
Afghanistan for volunteer
work. The group left South
Korea on July 13 and was to
return on July 23, she said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because she was
not authorized to talk to the
media. :

There were conflicting
reports on how many Kore-
ans were kidnapped.

The South Koreans’ bus
driver, released Jate Thurs-
day, said there were 18
women and five men on the
bus, Ahmadzai said.

The Taliban spokesman
said 15 women and three
men were seized. And the
South Korean Foreign Min-
istry reported the abduction
of 21 Koreans, including 16
women, according to the
country’s news agency, Yon-
hap.

@ THE Caesars Palace executives Gary Selesner, left, Tom jou John Unwin, right, hold the renderings of the hotel's new expansion ee during a news confer-
ence at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 19, 2007. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand the Caesars Palace in Las
Vegas, including building a new 665-room hotel tower called the Octavius.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Harrah’s plans $1bn expansion

for Caesars Palace in Las Veg

@ LAS VEGAS

GAMBLING giant Harrah's
Entertainment Inc. announced
a $1 billion expansion Thurs-
day for its flagship Caesars
Palace hotel-casino in a bid to
compete with a wave of new
megaresorts planned for the
Las Vegas Strip, according to
Associated Press.

The company plans to build
a 665-room tower called

Octavius, three peel villas for
high rollers, add an extra
263,000 square feet of conven-
tion space and upgrade 512 of
its oldest rooms.

The expansion, which adds
a sixth tower and will bring the
room count to 4,013 by early
2009, is the most expensive for
the 41-year-old property at the
corner of one of the Strip's
most famous intersections.

"When people come here,

they will still feel like they are
at their father's Caesars Palace,
but they'll also feel that they're
-at the Caesars Palace for the
new generation," said the prop-
erty's president, Gary Selesner. _ tal.

Appetite

The expansion, which comes
after shareholders agreed in
April to be bought by private

Baty firms Apollo Manage-
ment Group and Texas Pacific
Group for $17.1 billion, shows
the new owners' continued
appetite to spend more capi-

In May, Harrah's announced
the first phase of what will be a
$1 billion Margaritaville Casino
& Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Harrah's Entertainment is
the world's largest gambling
company by revenue and sec-

Snowless in a warming world, ski

resort in French Alps bids adieu

@ ABONDANCE, France

MUDDY slopes, slushy peaks, unused lifts
— this town in the French Alps is living out the
nightmare of many a ski resort in a century
scientists say is doomed to keep getting
warmer, according to Associated Press.

The city council of Abondance — its name a
cruel reminder of the generous snowfall it
once enjoyed — voted 9-6 last month to shut
down. the ski station that has been its eco-
nomic raison d'etre for more than 40 years.
The reason: not enough snow.

Abondance is the French Alps'. first. ski
station to fall apparent victim to global warm-
ing. It will almost certainly not be the last.

At 3,051 feet, this station between Mont
Blanc and Lake Leman falls in the altitude
range climate scientists say has seen the most
dramatic drop in snowfall in recent genera-
tions.

The Alps as a whole, which pull in about 70
million tourists every year primarily for win-
ter sports, are "particularly sensitive" to cli-
mate change, according to a study last winter
by the Organization for Economic Coopera-
tion and Development.

It calls climate change a serious threat to
Alpine ski resorts and the regional economies
that depend on them. The most recent World
Cup ski circuit was badly hit by a lack of
snow, with several races in the Alps — even at
high altitudes — called off.

Tn Switzerland, melting permafrost has
forced several companies to take technical
measures to ensure their stations don't fall off
the mountain.

Last week, a commercial court in Lyon put
the Transmontagne company, which oper-
ates mid-altitude resorts in France, Switzer-
land, Italy and Slovenia, under bankruptcy
protection for the next six months. Warming
weather is seen as a key reason for its finan-
cial woes.

Abondance's troubles are alarming towns
in the surrounding valleys. Homeowners fear
a crash in housing prices. Neighboring La
Chappelle-d'Abondance is considering chang-
ing its name to dissociate itself from the shut-
ting station.

Abondance Mayor Serge Cettour-Meunier
fears that the closure of his station is the start
of a troubling trend.

"Skiing is again becoming a sport for the
rich," since only elite high-altitude resorts
will have sufficient snowfall, he said.

Abondance city council votes
to shut down ski centre

The $3.03 million annual economy of his
town and its 1,300 residents depend on winter
sports. Last year, the lifts sustained a loss of
$882,000.

"The town can no longer pay," he said.

Gerald Giraud of the Snow Study Center of
Meteo-France at Grenoble said altitudes of
2,950-4,900 feet are where "global warming
will pose the greatest problems."

Even taking into account irregular weath-

-er cycles, snowfall levels fell 25.2 inches on

average between 1960 and 2007 across the
French Alps, he said.
His center noted a rise in average temper-

ature of 2.7-3.3 degrees over the Alpine ©

ranges since the early 1980s.

The OECD report said warming in the
Alps in recent years has been roughly three
times the global average.

Studies

For geographic and geological reasons,
Germany is likely to suffer the most from cli-
mate change, while Switzerland is the least at

‘risk, the report said. Austria and Italy are

slightly more sensitive than average, while
France has average risk, based on climate
studies and projections.

. The report studied only the Alps but noted
that its implications extend "to other moun-
tain systems which may face similar ... chal-
lenges, for example in North America, Aus-
tralia and New Zealand."

Skiers who once frequented Abondance
are likely to head to larger, higher stations
elsewhere in the French Alps. But even some
large, high stations in Switzerland have
already resorted to artificial snow in recent
years.

For smaller stations like Abondance, snow-
sprayers are not a viable option since they
require a minimal snow cover, and the high
temperatures melt any snow fast.

Longer term, the warming in the Alps
could provide a boost to less-charted places
like the mountains above Sochi, the Russian
city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014

Winter Olympics.

Investors are not ready to write off Alpine
ski resorts yet, noting how unpredictable
weather-dependent investments are.

"We remain calm, one shouldn't overstate
the phenomenon," said Georges Gay-
Lancernin, of Credit Agricole de Haute
Savoie, one of the chief banks financing
France's mountain economy.

Nevertheless, small stations are having
increasing difficulty finding investors.

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, at 2,952 feet
sought public funding to upgrade one of its
lifts. The improved lift, ready for the 2006-07
season, didn't budge all winter because there
was not enough snow.

In Abondance, where snow fell only 20
days last year, town officials have been seek-
ing private buyers for the station for several
years. Transmontagne and Remy Loisirs
expressed interest, but never followed
through, the mayor said.

The regional council for the Haute Savoie
region refused the mayor's request for aid,
deeming the station no longer profitable.

- The news of the closure ‘has hit hard in this
town that has revolved around the ski sta-
tion since 1964. Sporting good stores and
restaurants specializing i in local cheese dom-
inate the town's main street.

"The mayor made a courageous, realistic

‘and calm decision," said retired dairy farmer

Andre Gagneux.

Restaurant owner Marie-Jane Teninge, 61,
disagreed.

"T am skeptical about global warming. It's
just a matter of cycles," she said, adding that
she was ready to pay more taxes to keep the
station open.

Jean-Charles Simiand, president of the
French national union for ski lifts and cable
cars, noted that the lifts are used for hikers
and mountain bikers in summer, but that the
activity accounts for just 3 percent of overall
lift revenues,

"The mid-altitude stations must adapt," he
said.."Diversification of the economy is pos-
sible, but so far no one has found an activity
that can substitute for skiing."



ond-largest on the Las Vegas
Strip, where it also operates

the Flamingo, Paris,-Ballys,.
Rio and Harrah's hotel-casi-

nos.

Caesars' expansion will
allow the property to raise
room rates in line with a raft
of upscale, multibillion dollar.

megaresorts planned for the ©

Strip, Selesner. said.

They include Las Vegas
Sands Corp.'s $2.6 billion.
Palazzo set to open by the end ‘
of the year and the Wynr,
Resorts Ltd.'s $2.1 billion:



Encore scheduled to open in®

2009. The $7.4 billion City-
- Center mixed-use project
planned by MGM Mirage Inc.
is targeted for late 2009 and’.

the $4.8 billion Echelon devel-'
opment by Boyd Gaming’.

ae

Corp. is set for late 2010.
"We think we've put togeth-
er a program and a package
that will now allow Caesars
Palace to compete with woes
ever is coming down the line,"
Selesner said. :

Incentive

The move also is intended ©
as an incentive for customers.
who gamble and earn frequent
player points at,Harrah's 39
casinos in'the U.S., Canada
and Uruguay. Those gamblers
can spend points at Caesars
or vice versa. Harrah's also.is
seeking to expand the Caesars.
brand from properties in Las
Vegas, Atlantic City and Indi-
ana into the Bahamas, Slove-
nia and Spain.

"We're building value into

the Total Rewards network at~.
Selesner, s

all the properties,"
said.

’
*

New rooms will feature flat: ‘

panel TVs, clock radios with’:
iPod docking stations, TVs*
embedded in bathroom mir- .

rors and upscale linens. Ren; *

ovated rooms will include
marble "surround showers"
that accommodate two peor
ple.

The expansion follows
recent additions at Caesars
Palace, such as opening a ver-
sion of the exclusive Harlem

restaurant Rao's, and the sign-.

ing of Bette Midler as a head-
line performer to replace
Celine Dion next year.

The property also is:
expanding its pool complex
with more cabanas, a cafe and
an outdoor spa and wedding
venue, and upgrading its
sports book, buffet and food
court.

The company plans to iit
1,000 more people to staff the
property in addition to the
7,500 current employees.



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Adderley’s silence on
future ‘speaks volumes’

H@ By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

SOME senior PLPs have
given up hope that Elizabeth
MP Malcolm Adderley will
remain with the party, sources
have revealed. .

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, PLP generals con-

firmed that “their worst fears” -
have been realised now that -

weeks have gone by without
the Elizabeth MP making any
public statement about his
future with the PLP.

One source claimed that the
silence by Mr Adderley
“speaks volumes” of his inten-
tions to join ranks with the
FNM after retaining his chair-
manship of the Gaming Com-
mission following the May 2
general election.

‘Reportedly PLP leader Per-
ry Christie was furious with
Mr Adderley’s decision to stay
on as chairman of the com-
mission after other PLPs were
being stripped of their. posts
following the party’s defeat at
the polls.

Mr Christie, it was revealed,
may be planning an all out
assault on the MP for failing
to heed his warning and
vacate his PLP-appointed,
FNM. approved post.

Mr Adderley, sources claim,
was very much disgruntled
with the PLP after he was
twice overlooked by Mr
Christie for the post of Attor-
ney General. Adding insult to
injury, Mr Adderley was also
only offered the post at the
Gaming Commission after
embattled Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson was forced
to resign after engaging in a
physical fighttwith fellow MP
for Mount Moriah Keod
Smith in the Cabinet office
last year.

Repeated messages left by
The Tribune throughout the
week for Mr Adderley at his
law chambers have not been
returned. Some of his fellow
MPs have candidly admitted
that they have not been able
to contact Mr Adderley “for
quite some time”.

FNM chairman Johnley

Ferguson has stated recently

that the FNM is not actively
courting Mr Adderley to join
their party. However, he did
not say whether Mr Adderley
had or would join the party of
his own free will.

Mr Adderley is the only
PLP MP who retained his
chairmanship when the FNM
announced its board appoint-
ments more than two weeks
ago.

Bahamians threatening legal

action over airport parking lot

@ By KARIN HERIG.
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIANS using the parking lot at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport are angered by the treatment they are receiving and
are threatening to take legal action against Nassau Airport Deer

ment Company.

Discontent over parking conditions at LPIA, especially those at
the domestic terminal’s lot, has been brewing for some time.

Complaints range from vehicles being towed from inside the lot, to
the fact that the ticket machine continues to give out tickets although
there are no vacant spots available on the lot.

Although it is hoped that the parking problem will soon be alleviated,
as NAD is in the process of transforming the entire airport into a
state-of-the are facility, current conditions at the parking lot still leave

a lot to be desired.

Speaking with members of the media at LPIA, businessman Urvan
Moxey said that he is looking into taking legal action against NAD for
towing and damaging his vehicle on two separate occasions.

Mr Moxey said that although there is often no parking space left
inside the lot, the ticket machine continues to give out tickets to cus-

tomers.

He said that although he understands that a new rule prohibits peo-
ple from parking in grassy areas inside the lot, those areas are some-
times the only vacant spots on the lot.

The businessman said he was forced to park in a grassy area last
weekend when he travelled to Bimini. His car was consequently towed.

However, he said, he noticed that vehicles of Immigration and Cus-
toms officers, which were also parked in grassy areas, were not towed.

“NAD needs to do things in the right way, if you’re going to tow one,
tow all, and there shouldn’t be any favours.

“If you do it, do it straight across the board,” he said.

Mr Moxey said he is also seeking compensation from NAD after his
vehicle was damaged while parked in the airport’s parking lot.

“If you’re going to-have a paid parking lot, if it’s a 24-hour parking
lot, you’re supposed to be responsible for any damage. Hire security so
they can patrol the lots. Make sure people’s cars are not damaged,” he

said.

NAD did not return The Tribune’s calls up until press time.

i FORMER Local Govt
Minister Alfred Gray

Former minister:
two councillors were
properly appointed

@ By BRENT DEAN

Minister Alfred Gray maintains that
he properly appointed the two Aba-

co councillors who are now the cen- :

tre of controversy.

The current Minister of Local :
Government, Sidney Collie told the :
House on Wednesday that there is :
no record in the files of the ministry :
of any official instruments of ;

appointment for Chris and Joe lm By TANEKA THOMPSON

Albury.

“The only appointment that could
have taken place could be or would :

be, by verbal, or word of mouth,” : levelled against their president, Nelerene Harding.

he said.

To this, Mr Gray told The Tri-
bune that he appointed the council- | to remove three executive board members from office. They said they |
lors by letter, shortly after the 2005 :
local government elections, in which

only one person nominated for the :
: internal conflicts with certain executive officers, AAA WU’s membership |

three seats.

“Well he said he didn’t see it on i

the file. And, as you know, a lot of i
: and we now want to remove them. It has nothing to do with the president i

or if they are put on they can be eas- ; herself, the members have decided that we don’t want them anymore,”

ily taken off, when it is convenient to : Ms. Sands said. “We had two meetings (on July 11th and July 18th; :

: 2007), and we gave them opportunities where they could come and

things are sometimes not put on file,

have it off,” he said.

SEE page six

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007

conference held on behalf of the five
: executive board members who claim
? the president of the Airport Airline

: bers of Fayne Thompson and Co.,

: AAAWU secretary-general Antho-

? ny Bain, with Susan Palmer, trea-

: surer, Frederick Neilly, assistant gen-

i eral secretary, Fredericka Baker, »

trustee, and Graham Forbers, chief

: shop steward, met to inform

? (AAAWU members) that ‘an injunc-

: tion was filed and served on the

Tribune Staff Reporter :
: Harding, alleging gross breaches of

FORMER Local Government }

: solve the executive council and call

: for new elections.

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@ SIR Clement havior was a special
guest speaker at a Rotary Club meeting
held at the Yacht Club yesterday. He
spoke about his newibook, Put On More
Speed, written over a six year period. “ I
tried to be objective about it,” Sir Clement
told rotarians. “In the book you will find
that I have written about what I did, my
family and how we reached where we are
today...’

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Pay
Airport union executives;
injunction has been filed
_ and served on president .

i i. By TANEKA THOMPSON Fayne Thompson, counsel for the
: five executive members, told The ;
EMOTIONS were high atapress Tribune that an “ex-parte order”

issued at 9.28 am Thursday, ordering :

: and Allied Workers Union has com- any actions towards dissolving the :
: mitted “constitutional infractions” three year term of the five board }
: against them. members.

On Friday morning, inthe cham- ‘
ceedings because the president, Ms.

frustrate the democratic process of :
the union,” Mr. Thompson said.

own free will, of her own unilateral :

elected President, Ms. Nelerene

the AAAWU constitution to dis-

SEE page six

three executive board members

MEMBERS of the Airport Airline & Allied Workers Union held an

impromptu press conference on Friday morning to clear up allegations :
: worldwide that enjoys US px

About 50 union members held a press conference at the premises of. :
Nassau Flight Services to let it be “publicly known” that it is their wish

have voted accordingly.

Ms. Diane Sands, an AAA WU shop steward, who spoke at the press

conference, told The Tribune that due to many false allegations, and: :

voted to remove them.
“The members called the press ecihersies to say we put them there,

SEE page six













granted by the Supreme Court was e

Ms Harding to “cease and desist” :

“Essentially I have asked the
court to intervene on these pro- }
: proposal. An agreement has to be

‘Nelerene Harding, is attempting to :

“The president has decided of her }

will, to remove them because she :
perceives them as opposing her on :
various issues. That is unconstitu- :
tional. I’ve asked the court to inter- :
vene to injunct her from'seeking to :





Machine readable
passports could
be here before
end of the year

BAHAMIANS could begin
having machine readable pass-
ports before the end of the year,
the. government announced yes-
terday.

Ina statement issued yester-
day, the government said it is set
to. implement the first phase of
the “E-Passport” initiative by
October this year.

“The cost of the machine-read-
able passport/visa issuance system
is around $13. million,” the state-
ment said.

The October date was first
mentioned by Acting Prime Min-
ister Brent Symonette on Thurs-
day, during his address-to the 2007
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Week “Meet the Minister

. Forum,” at the Sandals Royal

Bahamian Resort and Spa on
Cable Beach.

The ‘government entered into
a contract with the South Caroli-
na-based IT development and
consulting firm Indusa Global’
LLC, for the provision of e-pass-
ports with biometric features, an
electronic Visa issuance system,
secure immigration documents
and border control systems.

“Tt (that contract) would also
include improving the operations
at the Visa and Consular Sections,
which have been under much
abuse,” said Mr. Symonette. “This
would provide a tracking mecha-
“nism and reduce fraudulent and
other corrupt practices.”

Mr. Symonette, who is Deputy °
Prime Minister and Minister of
i Foreign Affairs, disclosed that the
European Union has agreed that
a Schengen Visa would no longer
be necessary for citizens of
Caribbean countries, as a result
of the Cricket World Cup in 2007.
The Bahamas is one of three
countries being allowed to apply
for such a waiver.

Each of the EU-member coun-
tries would have to agree to that

drafted to that effect.

The International Civil Avia-
tion Organisation (ICAO) is
: responsible for establishing the
specifications for passport securi-
: ty features worldwide and has
issued a blueprint for Contract-
ing States (188) to comply with, to
ensure the standardisation of all
passports by 2010.

“The decision for The Bahamas
to advance the ‘E’ passport ini-

: tiative is based on the ICAQ’s

Union members intend to remove.

: lation affected visa waiver coun:

blueprint legislation enacted by $
the United States of America,” '
Mr. Symonette said. “This legis-

tries and required all nationals ty
be in possession of an ‘E’ Pass

: port to enter the United States.”

Although The Bahamas is not :
member of the visa waiver coun
tries, it is one of three countrii

clearance privileges.
“Subsequently, it was recom
mended that The Bahamas insti
tute an ‘E’ passport to ensure eas
of entrance by legitimate Bahin’:
an travellers into the Uni’:
States,” Mr. Symonette said.
The $13-million for the ect. >
ment covers hardware, softy atc
application software, services cost.
consumables, and mainternce
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2007/2008 fiscal period disci 2s
an increase of $4.825 million froiy
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Business owners told to do their |

part to keep Bay Street clean

MINISTER of Tourism and
Aviation Neko Grant called
on Bay Street merchants to do
their, part to keep downtown
clean.

“IT was somewhat appalled

that the Mini, urism,
which shoul \ding
money on attractuny ,- ple to

this country, has got to spend

money cleaning Bay Street,”:

Mr Grant said at the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s
“Meet the Minister” forum on
Thursday.

He said Bay Street business
owners should ensure that
their storefronts are washed
daily and sidewalks.kept clear
of debris.

Merchants, as ambassadors,
must use their influence to
encourage other Bahamians to
keep their environment clean,
Mr Grant added.

The forum is a new segment
of the Chamber of Commerce
Week introduced by president
Dionisio D’Aguilar for busi-
ness owners and operators to
have a chance to interact with
the government ministers.

. Other ministers who partici-
pated included the Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette; Minister of Nation-
al Security and Immigration
Tommy Turnquest; Minister of
Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis;
Attorney General and Minister
of Legal Affairs Claire Hep-
burn; Minister of Maritime
Affairs and Labour Dion
Foulkes; Minister of State in
the Ministry of Finance
Zhivargo Laing; Minister of
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture Carl Bethel and
Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Dev-
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Health and Social Development Dr Hubert Manni; and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Labour Dion Foulkes.

ness persons of the decline in
tourist numbers between 2005
and 2006.

“In 2006, we had 4.7

million visitors with an esti-
mated expenditure of $2.0 bil-
lion.

In 2005, we had some 4.8 vis-
itors and $2.0 billion in esti-
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tourism marketing plan.

In the short-term, critical
marketing goals include the
branding of each island; the re-
establishment of Grand
Bahama Island in the market-
place; the elevation of the
niche markets, including golf,
fishing, diving and boating; and
positioning the Bahamas as a
convenient and attractive des-
tinations for all types of meet-
ings and conferences.

The Ministry of Tourism, Mr

‘Grant said, will also continue

to focus on Canada as it is the
government’s opinion that the
Canadian economy is strength-

‘ening, keeping its dollar at the

highest it has ever been.
There will be greater empha-

sis placed on the United King-

dom and Europe, as the

strength of the British Pound

and the Euro against the Dol-
lar makes the Bahamas an
attractive and affordable des-
tination.

The government also plans
to spend $8 million restoring
Grand Bahama.

“The main focus in Grand
Bahama will be on working
closely with the Harcourt
Group to ensure the redevel-
opment of the Royal Oasis in
the shortest time possible,”
Minister Grant said.

The government will also
work with owners of other
resorts on the island to re-
organise the product there, he
added.







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Mr Foulkes assured the busi-

ness persons that his ministry

will continue to act as mediator
in industrial disputes.
However, he encouraged
business leaders to keep.the
lines of communication open
with their staff and to keep
tension at a minimum so that

(BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

their businesses could operate |

more efficiently.

He said his ministry will also
try to increase the ship registry
of the Bahamas and organise
the transhipment industry to
better meet the needs of busi-
ness owners and to bring more
revenue into the country.





result in reduced hospital stays

LIFESTYLE choices could be at the route of the majority of diseases
being treated at healthcare facilities in the Bahamas.

According to Minister of Health and Social Development Dr Hubert
Minnis, 65 per cent of the illnesses being treated at hospitals and clin-
ics are a result of chronic, non-communicable diseases including dia-
betes, hypertension and heart disease.

Addressing a ‘Meet the Ministers Forum’ hosted by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dr Minnis said many of these ill-
nesses are job and lifestyle related — and therefore can be avoided.

He said if Bahamians were to practice healthy lifestyles, healthy liv-
ing and prevention, it would free healthcare institutions “‘so that they
could now admit more serious illnesses rather than thé ones we can Bie
vent.

“The question one must ask is whether we should continue indefi-
nitely to expand our hospital sizes, both at home and abroad, or should
we not establish programmes to prevent individuals from entering
hospitals?” Dr Minnis asked.

“We must remember that hospitals are considered only catchment
areas. They are there to await the sick.”

Dr Minnis said over 50 per cent of the Bahamian population i is con-
sidered to be obese.

He said there are many health complications associated with obesi-
ty and that diabetes and hypertension pose “great problems to our
healthcare system.”

The minister said this is one of the reasons why his ministry has
launched the 100-Day Challenge in an effort to create awareness of the
benefits of practicing, preaching and packing healthy living and
healthy lifestyles.

He encouraged the business and community leaders attending the
forum to join hands with his ministry in promoting healthy lifestyles and
living by introducing a “reward programme” in their workplaces to
encourage staff to have annual physical examinations.

These would include blood sugar tests, pap smears and cholesterol

‘level checks.

“You would be amazed at the amount of diabetics or hypertensive
persons who could be diagnosed as such,” Dr Minnis said. “At the same
time that would place less strain on our institutions, we would see
less of the problems that we see today, for example, renal kidney fail-
ure resulting in dialysis, less of the heart problems and less of the
strokes.

“So all of these would free up our hospital beds for other illnesses
that we cannot control,” Dr Minnis added.

He' said both private companies and the government could save
millions of dollars and.“man-hours” just by implementing these simple
policies.

Dr Minnis said it is his view and that of the government that it is best
to tackle the diseases that account for 65 per cent of the illnesses

“that we see today” rather than continue to wait for catastrophic ill-
nesses to occur.

He added that in order to promote healthy living among staff mem-
bers at his ministry, officials introduced a programme where employ-
ees are supplied with fruit free of charge for lunch on certain days.

“We practice what we preach,” he said.

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A SHIP belonging to
Florida deep-sea explorers
has left Spanish waters, end-
ing the latest round in an
increasingly nasty dispute
with that nation's govern-
ment over the rights to a vast
sunken treasure, according
to Associated Press.

Odyssey Marine Explo-
ration's ship chugged out of
Spanish waters Thursday, a
day after Spanish authorities
released the vessel. They
seized the ship July 12 after
it left British-controlled

Gibraltar to search the vessel»

for clues as to the origins of
an estimated $500 million in
silver coins and other arti-
facts salvaged from a still
undisclosed shipwreck.

The seizure of the 240-foot
Ocean Alert culminated
months: of tense talks
between Odyssey officials
and the Spanish government,
detailed in a 109-page affi-
davit the company prepared
for Spain's Culture Ministry.
Odyssey provided a copy of
the document to The Asso-
ciated Press.

"It's been very frustrating
for everyone," said Aladar

Nesser, Odyssey's director
of international relations,
who is trying to determine if
the company's other ship,
i Odyssey Explorer, will be
; allowed to leave British-con-

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trolled Gibraltar without
interference from Spain.

At the heart of the dispute
is Spain's claim that it has a.
right to share in the treasure
if it was recovered in territo-
rial waters or is connected
to the nation's heritage in
any way.

Citing security and other
concerns, Odyssey will not
disclose the location of the
shipwreck, code-named

! _ "Black Swan." The company

says it's not, yet.sure, of, the
identity of the sunken ship,
which yielded 17 tons of
coins that were flown to the
United States in May. °

The secrecy has con-..

tributed to a growing mis-

_ trust of the Tampa-based -
company among some in the
Spanish government, a sen-
timent that has been fanned’ -
by the country's media.

"Spain has reason to
believe Odyssey has recov-
ered Spanish property with-

‘out authorization," said
James A. Goold, an attor-
ney who filed a claim i in US.
federal court on behalf of
Spain.

Odyssey co-founder Greg
Stemm said he resents the
company's growing reputa-
tion as modern-day pirates.

The company, he said, has .
"bent over backward" to
communicate with the Span-
ish and other governments
about its movements and
treasure searches. And
Odyssey has gone to USS.
federal court to seek exclu-
sive rights to suspected
wreck sites so anyone in the

world with a potential claim ~:*: 7

would have a proper venue.

"That's the great irony,"
Stemm said. "How much
more straightforward can
you be than turning over the
site to the U.S. federal court
and following U.S. federal
court orders? Does that real-
ly sound like piracy to you?"

In Odyssey's: affidavit,
Stemm noted that Spanish
authorities last year declined
the company's invitation to
be part of pending search

and salvage projects that’ ~ 5

could yield riches and have
cultural significance to the
nation.

But two weeks after
Odyssey made headlines
with news of the "Black
Swan" treasure, Spain filed a
claim in federal court in
Tampa and has tried to force
the. company to disclose
more details. That could
happen as early as Monday,
when Odyssey's next court
filing is due.

Culture Ministry spokes-
woman Diana Lara said
Thursday that Spain's next
legal move will depend on
what Odyssey ae veals in,
court.

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© In brief

Regatta
power-boat
goes up in
flames

FREEPORT — A Grand
Bahama power-boat being

Bahamas Embassy

In

Cuba to remain

epared to participate in the GROWING concerns and @ ACTING Prime Minis-
es Power Boat Regatta interests regarding the ter and Minister of Foreign
this weekend went up in Republic of Cuba necessi- Affairs Brent Symonette

flames and was completely
destroyed late Thursday
night.

tate the Bahamas Embassy
in Cuba remaining open,
Acting Prime Minister Brent

responds to questions at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s “Meet the Ministers

It was about 11.20 pm Symonette told the Forum” on Thursday, July
when the Fire Services Bahamas Chamber of Com- 19, 2007 at the Sandals Royal
.. Department was alerted that merce symposium on Thurs- Bahamian Resort. Pictured
‘a vessel was on fire at the day. right is Dionisio D’ Aguilar,
- Running Mon Marina on Mr Symonette led a num- president, Bahamas Cham-
Port of Call Drive, Bahama ber of cabinet ministers at ber of Commerce.
Terrace. The department the 2007 Bahamas Chamber
immediately dispatched two of Commerce Week, “Meet (BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

units to the location. On
- arrival at the scene a 24ft
white and blue Panterra twin-
engined go-fast boat was

the Minister Forum” at the
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa on Cable

~ Beach.

embargo against Cuba.

found engulfed in flames. Mr Symonette and Prime
Firefighters extinguished the He told businesspersons Minister Hubert Ingraham
blaze within a few minutes, and other interested appeared before the House
but not before the vessel was Bahamians that the ‘of Representatives Foreign

completely destroyed.
Deon Leathen of Blake
Court, the 26-year-old owner
of the boat, told officers that
he had just finished tuning
up his boat in preparation for
the power boat races at Trea-

*.*. sure Cay, Abaco this week-

end. He said after putting in
120 gallons of fuel, he started
the engine and the vessel sud-
denly exploded into flames.
Mr Leathen quickly escaped
the raging inferno without
sustaining any injuries.

The vessel, which was not
insured, sustained about
$25,000 worth of damage.
The exact cause of the explo-
sion and resulting blaze has
not yet been conclusively
determined, said Chief
Superintendent of Police

‘Basil Rahming.

Kiwanis,
Children’s
Emergency
Hospital —
join forces

THE Kiwanis Club of Nas-

“>, sau has joined forces with the

Children's Emergency Hostel
to help achieve a number of
‘worthy aims.

Kiwanis Club of Nassau

president, Samuel Clarke, said. pe

that so far the project has been

«successful.

He said that one purpose of
the project is to reconnect chil-
dren with their parents and to
encourage better relationships
between family members.

The Kiwanis club is also
helping with upgrades on the

-» hostel.

Some repairs have been
made to windows, locks and
doors — in an effort to create a
more “homely” appearance,
Mr Clarke said.

-Man in court
on drug charge

A 36-YEAR-OLD Dun-
more Lane man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on a drug
possession charge. ,

It was alleged that on
Tuesday July 18, Trevor
Watson was found in pos-
session of a quantity of
. Marijuana which authori-

ties believed he intended to
supply to another.
The prosecution later
- amended the charge to that
of simple possession.

- Watson, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane,

The case was adjourned
to January 30. 2008.



Bahamas has allocated an
estimated $300,000 for the
operations of the Bahamian
Embassy in Cuba, and “we
intend to continue that rep-
resentation in Cuba as we
do in Haiti.”

The issue arose as Felix
Wilson Hernandez returns
to Cuba, after almost five
years in the Bahamas, the
last two as ambassador.

In 2005, the Bahamas offi-
cially commissioned an
embassy in Havana. Carlton
Wright serves as ambas-

US Embassy.



The donation coincided with the official vis-

it to.the Bahamas by Admiral James Stavridis,
’ Commander of USSOUTHCOM.

Making the presentation totaling about
$4,000, were Laura Stavridis, wife of Admiral
Stavridis and Saskia Hardt, wife of US Chargé
d’ Affaires, Dr Brent Hardt.

| through its Humanitarian Assistance Pro-

sador to Cuba.

On the question of down-
grading the Bahamas

# SHERMAN Smith, president of the BNCD; Saskia Hardt, wife of US Charge d’ Affaires
Brent Hardt; Sheila Culmer, former president, BNCD and Laura Stavridis, wife of USSOUTH-

COM Commander Admiral James Stavridis flanked by members of the BNCD during the pre-
sentation of goods and supplies.

United States Southern Command and
_ the US Embassy donate goods to the
Bahamas National Council for Disability

THE Bahamas National Council for Dis-
ability has received a joint donation of non-per-
ishable goods and cleaning supplies from the
United States Southern Command and the

shut-in.



gramme, donated kitchen supplies and clean-
ing products.

Sherman ‘Smith, president of the Bahamas
National Council for Disability, noted that the
food items will go a long way in providing hot
meals for more than 60 disabled persons in
the community, particularly those who are

He added that the donation of kitchen appli-
ances, including a microwave oven, pots, and
chafing dishes was timely, as the council is
preparing to hold a cook-out next month that

abled-friendly bus.

Embassy in Cuba toa “rep-
resentative office”, Mr
Symonette noted that the
















Bahamas has signed a Unit-
ed Nations report support-

‘ing the abolition of the






Relations Committee dur-
ing a recent visit to Wash-
ington, DC, for a meeting
between CARICOM lead-
ers and US President
George Bush.

Mr Symonette said the
chairman of the committee
“lambasted” the Caribbean
for “voting against” the
United States. -

Additionally, he said
while at the recent
Caribbean Heads of Gov-

- ernment Meeting (CARI-

COM) in Barbados, Suri-
name noted that 700 of its
nurses are educated in
Cuba, at far less cost than
in the United States.

“So there are benefits for
our relationship with Cuba;
we have a tremendous num-
ber of Bahamians that go
there ... we have quite a
number (of persons) incar-
cerated in Cuba and we
have an increase in trade in
Cuba. That necessitates
keeping the embassy in
Cuba,” Mr Symonette said.

The Bahamas established
diplomatic relations with
Cuba on November.-30,
1974, sixteen months after
the country gained indepen-
dence from the United

i; Kingdom.

The Bahamas was among
four other Caribbean
nations, which made an
“unpopular decision” to
establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Cuba in an envi-
ronment characterised by
huge pressures, hence
breaking the diplomatic and
commercial ‘ blockade
imposed on Cuba.

A growing number of
Bahamians are also taking
advantage of educational
opportunities in Cuba, seek-

_ ing medical attention there.

while Bahamian tourism to
Cuba continues to grow at
a brisk pace.

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Harder for foreign doctors to work in US

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A
national shortage of doctors is hitting
poor places the hardest, and efforts to

. bring in foreign physicians to fill the gap

‘are running into a knot of restrictions
from the war on terror and the immigra-
tion debate.

Doctors recruited from places such as
India, the Philippines and sub-Saharan
Africa to work in under-served areas like
the Mississippi Delta and the lonesome
West already face an arduous and expen-
sive gauntlet of agencies, professional
tests and background checks to. secure
work papers and permanent residency.

Those restrictions have only tightened
in the years since 9-11, and now many
believe the process will become more
difficult after the attempted terrorist
bombings in Britain that have been
linked to foreign doctors.

“The consensus seems to be that if you.

have a first name like Mohammed, you
can forget it,” Dr. Sanjay Chaube, a
much-needed internist in Hurricane Kat-
rina-ravaged Bay St. Louis, Miss., and

one of more than 40,000 Indian doctors in -

the U.S. He is working in this country
- under what is known as a J-1 visa waiver.

The government estimates that more :

than 35 million Americans live in under-
served areas, and it would take 16,000
doctors to immediately fill that need,
according to the American Medical Asso-
ciation. And the gap is expected to widen
dramatically over the next several years,
_ reaching 24,000 in 2020 by one govern-
ment estimate. A 2005 study in the jour-

nal Health Affairs said it could hit an -
astonishing 200,000 by then, based ona |

rising population and an-aging work
force. -

“And that will mostly be felt in rural
America,” -said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-

N.D. He added: “We’re facing a real cri- .

Sis.”
America’s rural and inner-city poor
already are suffering the most.

For example, there are 280 doctors for |

every 100,000 people in the U.S. But
there are only 103 for every 100,000 in
the 18-county area of the Mississippi
Delta, according to the Mississippi State

- University Social-Science Research Cen-
tre. And ‘the Delta has some of the

‘ nation’s highest rates of infant mortality,
heart-disease and other serious illnesses.
Steps are slowly being taken by indi-
vidual states and universities to enrol
more students in medical school. But it

t

takes years to educate a doctor. And

_ even then, many professionals are uncon-

vinced those steps alone will make much
difference.

To help relieve the misery in the Delta,
Appalachia and other parts of the coun-
try in dire need of physicians, the gov-
ernment lets foreign doctors into the
country under J-1 visa waivers, dispensed
through a variety of state and federal

_ programmes.

J-1 visa waivers allow foreign doctors

' to work in under-served areas for three to

five years, with a shot at eventually
obtaining permanent residency.
Over each of the past three years,

‘ about 1,000 practising physicians have

come to'the U.S. on J-1 visa waivers.
Many of them are from unstable or unde-
veloped countries and come here in
search of better training, working con-

. ditions and pay.

Yet, since 9-11, the federal government
has made it more difficult to qualify for
the special-visas and to obtain perma-
nent residency. The tests are harder, the
legal fees are higher, and the rules have
been changed by the Department of
Health and Human Services in such a
way that fewer counties and clinics are
designated “under-served” and thus eli-
gible to obtain J-1 doctors.

As a result, some foreigners are choos-
ing to leave after their commitment is

_ up, or are not applying to come to the

U.S. at all.

The number of physicians in training
with J-1 visa waivers has fallen by almost
half over the past decade, from 11,600
in academic year 1996-97 to fewer than
6,200 in 2004-05, according to the Gov-
ernment Accountability Office. And fed-
eral and state requests for J-1s for doctors
dropped from 1,374 in 1995 to 1,012 in
2005.

However, the federal government can-
not be blamed for everything, said Dr.

Sampatkumar Shivangi, an obstetrician .

and gynaecologist in Jackson, Miss., who
is president-elect of the American Asso-
ciation of Physicians of Indian Origin.

. He once tried unsuccessfully to help a
J-1 physician find a position with a rural

‘Mississippi clinic.

“Some of the physicians in that com-
munity didn’t want a physician to come
and practise there because it would take
away patients,” Dr Shivangi said.

(This article was written by

. Chris Talbott, an Associated Press writer).

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter is in reply to a let-
ter by Mr Carvel Francis under
the heading “Murder on our
leaders’ doorstep!”

I, too, am a concerned citizen
and resident of this great nation.
Murder has become an increas-
ing concern and the people of
The Bahamas are crying out for
answers. It is terrible that we
can’t walk the streets without
the fear of being shot or robbed.
What happened to the good old
days when we slept with our
doors unlocked or we walked
the streets proudly or an argu-
ment ended peacefully? Those
days are long gone. It is so sad to
see that a large percentage of
our young men are ending up
in jail for senseless crimes.

I mourn with that mother who
lost her son several days ago.
My heart was saddened by the
news and it hurts that this is the
direction The Bahamas is head-
ing in.

We are supposed to be a reli-
gious nation; a nation accord-
ing to the Bible. But where have
our religious values gone, when
we can stand and witnesses a
precious life being taken?
Where have our values gone
when we want to invite gays into




LETTERS

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take into consideration what
that man did to that child was
inhumane? What about young
Pastor Troy Seymour who was
shot and stabbed so violently?
Don’t you think his death was
inhumane? What about count-
less others who have died so vio-
lently?

What justification can any
man give for taking the life of
someone else? I can understand
the plea of self defence, and
even sometimes that plea can
be questioned depending on the
circumstances. But to go and
intentionally cause the death of
another human being is down
right cruel and inhumane.

What peace and comfort can
we offer the families of these
victims when we have people
lobbying for the violators who
took the lives of their loved ones
to go free?

My God, it’s hard enough to
deal with the fact that your
loved one was taken so vicious-

-ly but having to watch the per-

petrator go free because of our
weak laws is even harder to deal

Oh how I long for the good
old days to come back. Days
when men were men, women
were women, when the streets
were safe for our children: to
play in and the elders of the
community could correct a child
without the parent/s question-
ing the discipline. -

My only advice is to pra¥-for
our self-distracting nation.
Prayer changes all things: We
need to ask God for his guid-
ance and his protection. We
need to ask him to help us tc
think rationally before we act
Because if we continue to liye in
the days where we have to prpve
something to someone who calls
us “punks” or “sissies”, we are
only going to continue to self
destruct.

It is my prayer and my earhest
plea that we change and Seék
God’s face because he is the
only one who can guide and
keep us. We will be a dead
nation if God was to turn’ his
back on us. If we don’t stand for
something, we’ll fall for’any-
thing.

A nation without God is a
helpless one. :

A CONCERNED
CITIZEN ny
Nassau, +

—all have to take a stand.

the country and legalise their —_ with.
marriages? Where have our val-
ues gone when discipline is no
longer in the home or schools?
This religious nation is quick-

ly heading down the road of
destruction and before God
turns his back on us, we need
to pray. We need to put all polit-
ical differences aside and hold a
national day of prayer. Whether
~we’re FNM: PLP or BDM,
everyone is being affected by
~these senseless killings and we

Something needs to be done
about these vicious crimes. I for
one am an advocate for corporal
punishment. If we enforce the
laws of hanging and beating of
the “cat-o-nine-tail”, we will be
sending a message to those crim-
inals that crime does not pay
and they won’t get off easily for
any crimes they’ve committed. It
is. sad to listen to people like
Archbishop Drexel Gomez who
think that corporal punishment
is inhumane and lobbies against
it. So we have career criminals
living comfortably in Motel Fox
Hill while their victims get a
marble headstone. .

What about the victims who
suffered at the hands of these
sick perpetrators? What about
that six-year-old who was
viciously raped by that 32 year
old? Didn’t Archbishop Gomez

every morning.

Nassau,

IAN MABON
July 20, 2007.

July 11, 2007. ©

What is going on with the »
Environmental Health Services?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

~ WOULD somebody please explain what. is going. on. with, the
Environmental Health Services? '

During the last few months, garbage collection at least in the, Vil-
lage. Road area has been reduced to once every two weeks if we' re
lucky, resulting in smells, flies, maggots and rats. The best inten-
tioned residents end up with a freezer full of unsavory packets
until collection day while the overflow from the bins caused by the
erratic collection schedule provides the neighbourhood dogs, mine.
included, with a smorgasbord to be cleaned up from the garden ;

To add insult to injury the garbage collectors just fling the emp-
ty bins back onto the lawn or over the fence rather than return them
to their enclosure, the very same people who solicit gifts and mon-
ey on holidays and at Christmas in return for this sterling service.

One has only to look around while driving to see that we have
devolved into a nation of slovenly people, Nassau once the jew of
the region has become a dump.

Isn't it past high time that the authorities started enforcing the
litter laws, made recycling mandatory and establish collection cen-
tres for recyclable trash instead of continuing to dump everything .
into one more noxious and toxic landfill for another low cost hdus-
ing project to be built on or next to?

With the environment globally coming under i increasing assault
let us at least ensure that our little “green and pristine” cornef of
the world remains so. *,

20 eS a rate as

Irresponsible noises
indicate lack of civility

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE paradox involving these persons with
their music disturbing us always is that they are
very, very ignorant and very, very poor.

Their music loud is an attempt to suggest to us
and to themselves, that they know something
about something — about music; and that they

‘have something; money enough with which to
overwhelm us.

But if they had knowledge they'd know that
there was far more to music — far more music
than what they seem determined to deafen them-
selves and us with.

Had they the wealth, the economic might they
wish to suggest they have, they'd be far more
subtle about it, probably out upon a yacht some-
where or travelling the world.

Do we hear even a squeak from who owns
‘Kelly's or Starbucks or Solomon's or Pritchard?

So quiet are these persons we often don't even
know that oftentimes a number of these success-
ful, big businesses in our midst, have the very
same owner.

Norman Solomon at one point owned eighteen
stores.

Haven't we sense enough to make and to oper-
ate such entities as Solomon's, as these malls we
can only work in and shop in, happy to do so? Are
we instead so foolish that all we can make is a big
noise, a big nuisance of ourselves?

The fools among us, without end disturbing the
peace, have little sense and little else.

As I am close to these persons in very many
ways, and love them dearly, how very badly I
wish our circumstances were otherwise.

Though we haven't a national library. Though
many educated among us would suggest that out-
side of C.O.B., we haven't a good library; to my

thinking, all libraries are good and we have gev-
eral dozen in New Providence and scattered
among our family of islands.

There are in any one of these libraries, thou-
sands of books waiting to be read, capable of
transforming lives, capable of providing anyone
with initiative, an education: to be self-educated,.-
even as Malcolm X was, reading the dictionary
from cover to cover while in prison.

James Baldwin transformed himself, his couri-
try and his century. He read all the books jn a
library, near enough to walk to from where he
lived in Harlem.

Mandela's 27 years in prison, were not spent in
prison, they were instead spent in books.

Frederick Douglas, born into slavery in 1818,
was by law not allowed to learn to read but he‘did
learn to read and he wrote books. His was a
mighty voice and his a mighty act against? ithe
institution slavery.

We with our freedom, too many take for grant-
ed, much of it bought with blood of so many and
bequeathed to us, what are we doing in resporise?
How are we ourselves labouring to add to tess
freedoms and to add to the light in our dark
world?

These irresponsible noises, this disrespect’ for
neighbour and for society, indicate a lack of civil-
ity, a criminal disconnectedness to those who
fought and died for what we have been handed
upon a platter and therefore squander. ;

There is everywhere and always a lack of tev-
erence in our land. We need all available hands,
still working on the building, building the temples
of our liberation and freedoms.

OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH
Nassau, ;
July 16, 2007 :
A\THE TRIBUNE

pes

Two charged in
“¢omnection with
“theft of $80,000

worth of equipment

By DENISE MAYCOCK
«Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - Two Hait-
ian men were charged in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court
on Friday in connection with
the theft of about $80,000
worth of equipment at the
Shrimp Farm. .

. Appearing before Deputy
- ‘Chief Magistrate Helen
Jones were Jimmie Maglo-
,. Ue, 27, of No 11 Drake
,; Avenue in Freeport, and
{ack Marcelin, 68, of Hanna
{i d-lill in Eight Mile Rock.
sicy,: With the assistance of a

Creole interpreter, the men,
oiwho are employees of
acCaribbean Recycling Com-
pany, were told of the
bicharges against them.

It is alleged that the men,
4 being concerned together,
}>‘stole 24 stainless steel pon-
" Yoons, one white 9 foot ten-
“der boat with a Minn Kota
| {rolling motor attached,

one shrimp air filtration sys--

~™tém and a quantity of wires,
»e,altogether valued at $79,500,
js.thie property of Bahamas .
i htimp Company sometime
54,between June and July 13.
3g»: Lawyer Simeon Brown
si represented the men, who
191 pleaded not guilty. They
-yitwere granted $10,000 bail

' with sureties and the case
s ewas adjourned to November

12.

@ A FREEPORT man
was arraigned in the
Freeport Magistrate’s Court
on firearm possession
charges on Thursday.

Agno Daniel, 36, of No 4
Shirley Lane, Windsor Park,
was charged. before Deputy

¢ Chief Magistrate Helen

3 oy Ones with possession of an
unlicensed firearm and
ammunition.

It is alleged that on July

_ 251°7)the accused was found in’ 3

. possession of a .9mm pistol —
71 °$33,930 cash. °
aie) K Brian Hanna represent-
(ied Daniel, who pleaded not
~jGuilty to the charges and was
,.aigranted $6,000 bail with

sureties.
_+,+, The cash allegedly seized
-afrom the defendant is the
- qe Subject of a continuing
.9o davestigation.

» igaded with 12 bullets and

LOCAL NEWS

In Days Gone
By: the Junior
- Achievement
- programme

THIS week, In Days Gone By looks back at the
early days of the Junior Achievement programme in

the Bahamas.

Junior Achievement, or “JA” as it is often referred to,
is a non-profit organisation that works to educate and
inspire young people to succeed economically. The
headquarters of the volunteer organisation in Col-

orado sits at the centre of a network that stretches
across nearly 100 countries.

The programme was first launched in this country in
1979 and has positively impacted the lives of thousands

of Bahamian students.

m FEBRUARY 18, 1984 - Some of the Junior Achievers



from Nassau pose with Sir Gerald and Lady Cash. In the fore-
ground, from left, is 16-year-old Angelique Albury of St
Augustine’s College, Sir Gerald, and 16-year-old Lisa Dean, also
from St Augustine’s. Behind Lisa is her mother, Mrs Ruth

Dean with Lady Cash (left).

trade fair — Parliament Square

i. was bustling with activity as the .

fourth annual Junior Achieve-
ment Trade Fair got under way.
More than 21 stalls representing
JA companies, lined the square.
Clocks, macramé key chains and
plant holders, dressed dolls, cush-
ions, coffee mugs, picture plaques

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goods on display.



SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007, PAGE 5







@ MAY 19, 1981 — A Visiting group of Junior Achievers from New Jersey on an eight day award
trip, made presentations to a number of Bahamians who were helpful in arranging the visit.
Franklyn Wilson, chairman of Junior Achievement in the Bahamas (centre) is pictured accept-
ing an award from John Mossley, chairman of Junior Achievement in Union County, NJ. At left
is Elizabeth Stone, vice president of Junior Achievement in Union County.

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The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas announces the issue of a further
‘offering of Bahamas Registered Stock totalling B$100.000 Million. Applications will be received
by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 17th July, 2007 and will close at 3:00pm on
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PAGE 6, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007 THE TRIBUNE

FROM page one (pion members Councillors

defend themselves and they _ ings on top of meetings and the
never showed up to any of the bce nota aticaded (any ey : FROM page one
“They were properly appointed by

meetings. All of them had equal the meetings) so it’s impossible
opportunity to come and state —_ to resolve anything if they don’t : me,” Mr Gray emphasized.
their views, we haven’t heard — even want to come,” Ms. Sands _} The MICAL MP argues that the new



MINISTRY OF LANDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL (GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)

(AMENDMENT) (_ ) REGULATIONS, 2002 or seen any of them yet.” explained. : elections that have been organised by
“They made promises to She said she does not feel | the FNM government, are nothing more
work with the president, but that the executive officers in : than the fulfilment of a promise to their

The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE gasoline

they never made themselves question are looking after the : supporters, so that FNMs can run and
: possibly win the two seats.

and DIESEL OIL sold by ESSO STANDARD OIL S. A. LIMITED will become effective ipnnen Ms one ee best interests of the union, :
“We don’t want them, the bot- adding that President Harding ; ~ This is nothing more than a political
on Friday, 29" July, 2007. tom line is, we don’t want has 95 per cent of the union’s : exercise Mr Gray continued, which has
them.” support. : nothing to do with whether the pair were

GASOLINE SCHEDULE

According to Ms Sands, the “I’ve been in this company : appointed properly or not. And, he chai-
three executive officers who for about 15 years,” acustomer : lenged Mr Collie “to have the courage t
union members voted to dis- service agent from Bahamasair say that.”

MAXIMUM miss are Susan Palmer, Antho- {old The Tribune. “Ms. Harding | Mr Gray and the Chief Councillor for
RETAIL SELLING ny Bain, and Fredericka Bak- __ jg the best we’ve had, other than : the Hope Town Council, Jeremy Sweet-
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we were trying to resolve this three year term was a “gross } “I don’t believe any minister in the
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remove them unconstitutionally
from their three year term.”

Mr Thompson noted that there
would be no “bogus” election on
August 1, as Ms Harding alluded to
earlier in the week because it would
not be in accordance with
AAAWU’s guidelines.

not understand the constitution and
the process set out therein,” the sec-
retary-general of AAAWU, Antho-
ny Bain said. “The officers have been
locked out of the office, preventing
us from performing our constitu-
tional duties. We are therefore allow-
ing the legal process to run its course
to safeguard the AAAWU consti-
tution and by-laws.”

477 At the press conference, Mr Bain .

3.75 said that during a special meeting

covered that an office administrator
was “given additional funds” by Ms
Harding “without the express con-
sent of the executive counsel.” It was
at this time that he and the four exec-
utive members present took posses-
sion of the union’s cheque book.
“The trustee of the union, Ms.
Fredericka Baker, who is the
guardian. of the union’s property,
removed the (cheque) book until
such time as we were able to come to
the bottom of this particular situa-
~tion:â„¢Mr. Bain said. He alleged that



four plaintiffs have been “locked
out” of AAAWU’s premises by Ms.
Harding.

' The five executive council mem-
bers told The Tribune that differ-
ences with Ms. Harding began in

Â¥ &

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“Tt is clear that Ms Harding does

Airport union

January of 2007, regarding the loca-
tion of $78,000 that the union allo-
cated for the purchase of a building.
To this date, the members claim
they were never made aware of the
status or location of the “missing”
funds. While they claim to have
many complaints against Ms Hard-
ing, counsel for. the five executive
members contends that they do not
want her removed from her post,
they simply want her to “comply”
with the guidelines of AAAWU.
“Well to be quite honest, I have
never called for Ms. Harding to step
down, however, on February 14
(2007) she decided to publicly step
down, and she went on record to say
that, and she never (retracted) that

bers present accepted her previous
statement to resign from her
post.

Despite the internal conflicts
plaguing the AAAWU, Mr Bain is

confident that he and the other com= , *:

plainants are acting in the best inter- ”
est of the members of the union.

- “In the spirit of unity the execu
tive officers here have no desire t
further prevent, if you will, the union
from moving from strength to
strength. We are prepared as execu-
tives to do whatever it is we can to
make this union one of the most suc-
cessful unions in trade unionism,”
Mr. Bain said. “A blow will be struck
particularly for you, our members,
not for any personal gain or for any
kind of notoriety.”

. He added that he has made sev-
eral pleas to meet “harmoniously”

on July 6, 2007, it was allegedly dis-_

since this occasion, he and the other - -

statement,” Mr. Bain said. He added _ with Ms. Harding, but those attempts _
that at the special meeting on July6 to resolve the issue at hand were
‘ (2007), he and the four other mem- never answered.

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‘One thrust reverser
was turned off

when Brazil plane
landed, sped along
Punway and crashed

Minister says government committed
and dedicated to suppressing crime

MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest assured the public that

and charitable organisations and
with the Bahamas Chamber of
- Commerce, representing the busi-

giving the ongoing threat of illegal
drug trafficking and the traffick-
ing of illegal immigrants.

“We want to reassure the

of partnerships with “different
segments” of the population;

neighborhood groups, consulta-

, MSAO PAULO, Brazil

ONE of the two reverse
thrusters on an airliner car-
rying 186 people that

-crashed in a fireball was

turned off when the plane

“:Janded, the jet’s owner said,

as Officials tried to determine
why it raced down a runway

“instead of slowing down,

according to Associated

Press.

However, the airline insist-
ed late Thursday that the
thruster, used by jets to slow
down just after touching
down, had been deactivated
earlier in accordance with
proper maintenance proce-
dures.

Brazil’s Globo TV report-
ed earlier Thursday that an
unidentified problem in the
Airbus-320’s right reverse
thruster emerged four days
before the crash and was
under investigation by
authorities.

TAM, the airline, did not
provide details about the
problem but the company

‘told Globo TV that Airbus
‘maintenance rules approved
* by Brazilian aviation officials

say the type of problem

found must be inspected

within 10 days and that the

planes can fly in the interim.

Meanwhile, President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva was
expected to finally address

_ Brazil’s deadliest air tragedy

in a televised speech to the
nation Friday evening.

His government has come
under fire for failing to deal

, With the nation’s air travel

safety problems. His only
comment since the plane
exploded Tuesday night was
a brief statement of condo-

' lences issued hours later.

The opposition Social
Democratic Party com-
plained in a statement that
Silva “hasn’t appeared pub-

" licly to express his sorrow, or
to give solidarity to the fami-

lies of the victims and

‘explain what measures are

. being taken” to prevent simi-
’ lar accidents.

The TAM Linhas Aereas

* SA jet had 186 people

aboard and at least three '

' people died on the ground -

after it slammed into a build-
ing owned by the airline,

. causing explosions and a fire
' that was still smoldering two
' days later.

By late Thursday, 188 bod-
ies had been retrieved, but
forensic examiners had iden-
tified only 25.

The crash came less than a
year after 154 people were

_ killed when a a Gol Airlines
‘ Boeing 737 collided with a
‘ small jet over the Amazon

rainforest in September.
That.crash had been the

. country’s deadliest.

Federal prosecutors asked

; a federal judge to “tem-
: porarily paralyze” Con-

gonhas airport — a move

. that could disrupt air travel

in Latin America’s largest

nation. The judge could issue.

a decision as early as Mon-

' day on the airport’s fate.

Responding to warnings
that such a move could cre-
ate havoc in travel and cause
severe financial repercus-
sions for airlines, prosecutor
Marcio Schusterschitz said it
was better “to choose life
over money.”

“We think this situation
has reached its limit,” Schus-
terschitz said in an interview
with The Associated Press.
“We are flying blind.”

Critics blamed Silva for
failing to push forward a
plan to solve problems rang-
ing from an underfunded air
traffic control system to defi-
cient radars and investment
in airport infrastructure.

Congressman Marco Maia
of Silva’s Workers Party said
the nation’s air travel crisis
“surpassed its limit” with the
crash. “The head of state has
the responsibility to identify
solutions to overcome this
crisis,” Maia said.

Meanwhile, authorities
struggled to determine why
the TAM jet raced down the
runway after landing instead
of slowing down just before
it was blown apart in a series
of explosions.

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the government remains commit-
ted and dedicated to preventing
and suppressing crime through-
out the Bahamas.

He said this commitment and
dedication will cover both land
and sea as additional resources
will be given to both the Police
and Defence Force.

Addressing business and com-
munity leaders attending a ‘Meet
the Ministers Forum’ hosted by
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce on Thursday, Mr Turn-
quest said there are a myriad of
issues that have led to the cur-
rent crime situation in the
Bahamas and that there has to
be a-multi-faceted approach to
its solution.

Mr Turnquest said the govern-
ment is addressing the crime sit-
uation by providing the Royal
Bahamas Police Force with the
“necessary” resources, equip-
ment, training and exposure to
cutting-edge technologies and
best practices.

The government has also

@ MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest

.begun the process of acquiring
sea-going vessels and aircraft for
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force in an effort to secure the
country’s borders and protect the
Bahamas’ territorial integrity.

He said the RBDF’s patrol
capability is expected to be
“greatly enhanced” within the
next year with the delivery of 12
additional boats.

Mr Turnquest said these assets
are badly needed by the force,



Bahamian people of our commit-
ment and dedication in prevent-
ing and suppressing crime,” Mr
Turnquest said. “We will also

- focus on minor crimes and greater

attention will be brought to the
enforcement of traffic regula-
tions.”

The minister reassured mem-
bers of the public and business
community that they will see a
greater police presence “on our
streets, in our neighborhoods, at
hot spots where people gather on
weekends” as a by-product of the
NCPI.

Minister Turnquest said the.
‘launch of the Neighborhood

Community Policing Initiative
(NCPI) will bring greater pres-
ence and accountability from the
police in the communities in
which they are deployed.

He said policemen “of all ranks
will actively participate” in the
programme.

Mr Turnquest said the NCPI
will promote the establishment

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Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union; Roy Colebrooke, president, Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers Union; J Barrie Farrington, president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers’ Association. Standing left to right are Basil McKenzie, treasurer, Bahamas Hotel Cater-
ing and Allied Workers Union; Robert D L Sands, vice president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers’ Association, Sidney Rolle, third vice president, Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union, Prime Minister Ingraham; Michael Reckley, executive vice president,

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HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
“Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in the Bahamas”
22, 2007
COLLECT:
though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow
to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Rey. Mark S. Christmas (Holy Communion)
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108
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10:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
6:30 p.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly/ Youth Fellowship
(Holy Communion) .
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11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas
11:00 a.m. Sis. Katie Carter
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST
7:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Andrew Hunter
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
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9:00 a.m. Sunday Tuesday Christian Believer
Shop and other Ministries
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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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Pastor speaks out over
Sunday Junkanoo event

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT ~ A Grand
Bahama pastor has expressed
disapproval of the date set for
the “Feel the Rush’ junkanoo
event, which will be held on a
Sunday, and accused organisers
of showing “contempt for the
Christian day of worship.”

Rev Dr John C Wallace, pas-
tor of the New Mount Olivet
Baptist Church, believes that
the annual cultural event —
which also received strong crit-
icism last year -- should instead
be held on the holiday Mon-
day.

“We thought that after the
much criticism last year, organ-
isers would have changed the
day to Monday, August 6,
which is a public holiday, or
some other day. But what they
continue to do is show con-
tempt for the Christian day. of
worship, be said.

Jn a statement issued on
Thursday, the past president of
the Grand Bahama Christian
Council called on event orgati-
isers to consider changing the
date.

‘Feel the Rush’ Braueiders
are finalising plans for the
event, setting up bleachers
along the parade route on
Explorer's Way and Bank
lane in downtown Freeport.

According to reports, in
excess of $100,000 in prize
money is up for grabs, with a
$20,000 cash prize going to the
winner.

A weekend of activities has
been planned, including a Bat-
tle of the Bands competition
on August 3 at West End, and
a skills competition on August
4 at Lover’s Beach at Eight
Mile Rock. The weekend will
climax on Sunday with the
junkanoo parade competition.

Rev Wallace stated that the
Grand Bahama Christian com-
munity should be shocked that

such an event is being held on a
Sunday.
“Again, I ask the question,

‘How in the name of God :
could a people who call them- :
selves Christian be a'partaker :

of such devilish cultural event
on Sunday, the day set aside
for Christian worship?

“Sundays are sacred to }
Christians because it is the time :
when their families come ;}

together in fellowship with
each other. Therefore, we are
not prepared to remain silent
and allow this event to inter-
fere with this sacred day set

apart for worshipping our :

God,” he said.

Rev Dr Wallace admonished

those in the Christian commu-
nity, and especially the clerg
who support and indulge in
such activities.

He. claims that “many of our
churches have closed their :
doors on Sunday evenings :

because of fear of crime, but
pastors, leaders and members
will be downtown on the

evening of Sunday, August’5 ;
to either shake up their bod- :
ies, or watch others do likewise :
— I want them to know that

God is not pleased with it.”
Pointing out the high mur-
der rate, Rev Wallace noted

that “churches and communi- }
ties should be on their faces all :
day and night, and especially :
on Sunday, praying that God :

would heal our land.”

He stressed that it is impor-
tant that church leaders and :
Bahamians keep Sunday a holy :

day.

dictates of men.

“Once again, I remind all :
_Bahamians that ‘righteousness :
exalts a nation, but sin is a }
reproach to any people - Prov ;
14:34’ and ‘blessed is the nation :
whose God is the Lord

—PS.34:8".”

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“As church and Christian }
leaders, we should be steering :
the Bahamas in God’s direc- :
tion rather than following the :

‘directors

Rotary Club
holds ceremony
on Atlantis II

GRAND BAHAMA
ISLAND - It was not your usu-
al Rotary function and not your
usual venue, Wanting to do
something entirely different for
the Rotary. Club of Freeport,
President Mike Stafford decided
to hold their installation cere-
mony and celebration on the
historic research vessel, Atlantis
Il presently docked. at the
Freeport Hafbour.

July 14 was a night to be
remembered, and had all the
tight ingredients — great hors
d'oeuvres, a tree-flowing bar,
live entertainment, and dancing
under the twinkling lights of the
harbour. All this, on a one-of-a-
kind famous historic vessel built
in 1962, which just happens to
be the same year the Rotary
Club of Freeport was formed.

Throughout the evening, the
owner of the vessel, Gordon
Hunsucker, the ship’s captain
Gray Henricksen, and their crew
gave tours of the seven levels of
the 210-foot vessel.

Presentations and announce-
ments where made on an upper
deck overlooking the dance area
and those seated at tables
below.

. While the past assistant gov-
ernor, Sonny “Mr Rotary”
Waugh presented each new
board member with their pins,
president Mike Stafford gave a
speech on how rotarians think
big, how through the power of
Rotary good people come
together, and through this con-
nection, how Rotary can accom-
plish almost impossible tasks
and positively affect the world.

The new 2007/08 board of
includes: president,
Mike Stafford; president elect,
Chris Lowe treasure}
Dominique Norris; secretary,
Melinda Mitchell; vice president,
Stephen Wilchcombe; director,
Bert Lightbourne; director,
Wilbur Major; director, Eunice
Morris; director, Ann Bain.

In closing the presentations,
rotarian Diane Johnson was
called forward, presented with
flowers and given thanks for
organising the memorable party.
The owner of the Atlantis was
also thanked for offering his ves:
sel to the club at no char ge

The big surprise ot the
evening came when Mike
Stafford called on his longtime
gitltriend, Vicki to thank her for
her help and in front of every-
one popped the big question,
“Will you marry me?” while
everyone below went wild with
cheers and clapping. Now Vicki
is Mike’s new fiancée, and it is
the start of a great new Rotary
year. ,

The excitement did not end
there. In impromptu, Gordon
Hunsucker of the Atlantis I
donated a one-week expedition
trip for two aboard the Atlantis
IJ. In total, over $8500 was





& OVER 100 rotarians and guests board the Atlantis II for the 2007/08. Rotary Club of

Freeport Installation party.



M ASSISTANT governor,
Sonny “Mr Rotary” Waugh
presented pins to the new
board and made announce-
ments. Pictured left is Chris
Lowe, president elect, and
right, Mike Stafford, president
of the Rotary Club of
Freeport.

raised for Rotary that night.
Josephine Morasco was the
highest bidder and won the trip.

@ RCF president Mike
Stafford with now fiancé Vicki
Howden after the

proposal

(Photo Monica Bates)



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hand. He opened two clubs, and his
partner, Dorothy Hayden Truscott,
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2 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Taliban threatens
to kill 18 abducted
South Korean
Christians in
Afghanistan

@ KABUL, Afghanistan

TALIBAN militants
threatened Friday to kill at
least 18 kidnapped South
Korean Christians, including
15 women, within 24 hours
unless the Asian nation with-
draws its 200 troops from
Afghanistan, according to
Associated Press.

In the largest abduction of
foreigners since the fall of
the Taliban regime in 2001,
several dozen fighters kid-
napped the South Koreans at
gunpoint from a bus in
Ghazni province on Thurs-

day, said Ali Shah
Ahmadzai, the provincial
police chief.

“They have got until
tomorrow (Saturday) at
noon to withdraw their
troops from Afghanistan, or
otherwise we will kill the 18
Koreans,” Qari Yousuf
Ahmadi, who claims to speak
for the Taliban, told The
Associated Press on a satel-
lite telephone from an undis-
closed location. “Right now
they are safe and sound.”

Outmatched by foreign
troops, the Taliban often
resort to kidnapping civilians

_ caught traveling on treacher-
ous roads, particularly in the
country’s south, where the
insurgency is raging. The tac-
tic hurts President Hamid
Karzai’s government by dis-
couraging foreigners
involved in reconstruction
projects from venturing into
remote areas where their ~
help is most needed.

The abductions came a day
after two Germans and five
of Afghan colleagues work- |
ing on a dam project were
kidnapped in central Wardak
province.

Ahmadi said the Taliban
were also holding the two
Germans, and threatened to
kill them if Germany did not
withdraw its 3,000:troops
from a NATO-led force by
noon Saturday — the same
deadline as he gave South
Korea.

Germany’s patil Min-
istry said it was “aware of the
statement by the so-called
spokesman of the Taliban”
but that it contradicted a
_ statement the previous day
that the Taliban was not
holding the Germans.

“We. will continue to care-
fully monitor developments
of the situation,” ministry
spokesman Martin Jaeger
said. “All necessary steps
have been taken. The crisis
team continues to work
toward a swift release of the
two kidnapped men.”

On June 28, another Ger-

man man was kidnapped in. }

western Afghanistan, but was
released after a week.

South Korea has about 200
troops serving with an 8,000-
strong U.S.-led force, which
is separate from the 40,000-
member NATO-led force.

‘ Jt was unclear:what the
Koreans were doing in
Afghanistan.

A year ago, hundreds of
South Korean Christians
were ordered to leave.
Afghanistan amid rumors
they were proselytizing in the
deeply conservative Islamic
nation. A member of that
group promised they would
return to the country in
smaller groups, but denied
chargés of spreading Chris-
tianity.

Yonhap reported that
most of the hostages were
members of the Saemmul
Community Church in Bun-
dang, just south of the South
Korean capital, Seoul.

An official at the Presby-
terian church confirmed 20
of its members were in
Afghanistan for volunteer
work. The group left South
Korea on July 13 and was to
return on July 23, she said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because she was
not authorized to talk to the
media. :

There were conflicting
reports on how many Kore-
ans were kidnapped.

The South Koreans’ bus
driver, released Jate Thurs-
day, said there were 18
women and five men on the
bus, Ahmadzai said.

The Taliban spokesman
said 15 women and three
men were seized. And the
South Korean Foreign Min-
istry reported the abduction
of 21 Koreans, including 16
women, according to the
country’s news agency, Yon-
hap.

@ THE Caesars Palace executives Gary Selesner, left, Tom jou John Unwin, right, hold the renderings of the hotel's new expansion ee during a news confer-
ence at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 19, 2007. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand the Caesars Palace in Las
Vegas, including building a new 665-room hotel tower called the Octavius.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Harrah’s plans $1bn expansion

for Caesars Palace in Las Veg

@ LAS VEGAS

GAMBLING giant Harrah's
Entertainment Inc. announced
a $1 billion expansion Thurs-
day for its flagship Caesars
Palace hotel-casino in a bid to
compete with a wave of new
megaresorts planned for the
Las Vegas Strip, according to
Associated Press.

The company plans to build
a 665-room tower called

Octavius, three peel villas for
high rollers, add an extra
263,000 square feet of conven-
tion space and upgrade 512 of
its oldest rooms.

The expansion, which adds
a sixth tower and will bring the
room count to 4,013 by early
2009, is the most expensive for
the 41-year-old property at the
corner of one of the Strip's
most famous intersections.

"When people come here,

they will still feel like they are
at their father's Caesars Palace,
but they'll also feel that they're
-at the Caesars Palace for the
new generation," said the prop-
erty's president, Gary Selesner. _ tal.

Appetite

The expansion, which comes
after shareholders agreed in
April to be bought by private

Baty firms Apollo Manage-
ment Group and Texas Pacific
Group for $17.1 billion, shows
the new owners' continued
appetite to spend more capi-

In May, Harrah's announced
the first phase of what will be a
$1 billion Margaritaville Casino
& Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Harrah's Entertainment is
the world's largest gambling
company by revenue and sec-

Snowless in a warming world, ski

resort in French Alps bids adieu

@ ABONDANCE, France

MUDDY slopes, slushy peaks, unused lifts
— this town in the French Alps is living out the
nightmare of many a ski resort in a century
scientists say is doomed to keep getting
warmer, according to Associated Press.

The city council of Abondance — its name a
cruel reminder of the generous snowfall it
once enjoyed — voted 9-6 last month to shut
down. the ski station that has been its eco-
nomic raison d'etre for more than 40 years.
The reason: not enough snow.

Abondance is the French Alps'. first. ski
station to fall apparent victim to global warm-
ing. It will almost certainly not be the last.

At 3,051 feet, this station between Mont
Blanc and Lake Leman falls in the altitude
range climate scientists say has seen the most
dramatic drop in snowfall in recent genera-
tions.

The Alps as a whole, which pull in about 70
million tourists every year primarily for win-
ter sports, are "particularly sensitive" to cli-
mate change, according to a study last winter
by the Organization for Economic Coopera-
tion and Development.

It calls climate change a serious threat to
Alpine ski resorts and the regional economies
that depend on them. The most recent World
Cup ski circuit was badly hit by a lack of
snow, with several races in the Alps — even at
high altitudes — called off.

Tn Switzerland, melting permafrost has
forced several companies to take technical
measures to ensure their stations don't fall off
the mountain.

Last week, a commercial court in Lyon put
the Transmontagne company, which oper-
ates mid-altitude resorts in France, Switzer-
land, Italy and Slovenia, under bankruptcy
protection for the next six months. Warming
weather is seen as a key reason for its finan-
cial woes.

Abondance's troubles are alarming towns
in the surrounding valleys. Homeowners fear
a crash in housing prices. Neighboring La
Chappelle-d'Abondance is considering chang-
ing its name to dissociate itself from the shut-
ting station.

Abondance Mayor Serge Cettour-Meunier
fears that the closure of his station is the start
of a troubling trend.

"Skiing is again becoming a sport for the
rich," since only elite high-altitude resorts
will have sufficient snowfall, he said.

Abondance city council votes
to shut down ski centre

The $3.03 million annual economy of his
town and its 1,300 residents depend on winter
sports. Last year, the lifts sustained a loss of
$882,000.

"The town can no longer pay," he said.

Gerald Giraud of the Snow Study Center of
Meteo-France at Grenoble said altitudes of
2,950-4,900 feet are where "global warming
will pose the greatest problems."

Even taking into account irregular weath-

-er cycles, snowfall levels fell 25.2 inches on

average between 1960 and 2007 across the
French Alps, he said.
His center noted a rise in average temper-

ature of 2.7-3.3 degrees over the Alpine ©

ranges since the early 1980s.

The OECD report said warming in the
Alps in recent years has been roughly three
times the global average.

Studies

For geographic and geological reasons,
Germany is likely to suffer the most from cli-
mate change, while Switzerland is the least at

‘risk, the report said. Austria and Italy are

slightly more sensitive than average, while
France has average risk, based on climate
studies and projections.

. The report studied only the Alps but noted
that its implications extend "to other moun-
tain systems which may face similar ... chal-
lenges, for example in North America, Aus-
tralia and New Zealand."

Skiers who once frequented Abondance
are likely to head to larger, higher stations
elsewhere in the French Alps. But even some
large, high stations in Switzerland have
already resorted to artificial snow in recent
years.

For smaller stations like Abondance, snow-
sprayers are not a viable option since they
require a minimal snow cover, and the high
temperatures melt any snow fast.

Longer term, the warming in the Alps
could provide a boost to less-charted places
like the mountains above Sochi, the Russian
city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014

Winter Olympics.

Investors are not ready to write off Alpine
ski resorts yet, noting how unpredictable
weather-dependent investments are.

"We remain calm, one shouldn't overstate
the phenomenon," said Georges Gay-
Lancernin, of Credit Agricole de Haute
Savoie, one of the chief banks financing
France's mountain economy.

Nevertheless, small stations are having
increasing difficulty finding investors.

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, at 2,952 feet
sought public funding to upgrade one of its
lifts. The improved lift, ready for the 2006-07
season, didn't budge all winter because there
was not enough snow.

In Abondance, where snow fell only 20
days last year, town officials have been seek-
ing private buyers for the station for several
years. Transmontagne and Remy Loisirs
expressed interest, but never followed
through, the mayor said.

The regional council for the Haute Savoie
region refused the mayor's request for aid,
deeming the station no longer profitable.

- The news of the closure ‘has hit hard in this
town that has revolved around the ski sta-
tion since 1964. Sporting good stores and
restaurants specializing i in local cheese dom-
inate the town's main street.

"The mayor made a courageous, realistic

‘and calm decision," said retired dairy farmer

Andre Gagneux.

Restaurant owner Marie-Jane Teninge, 61,
disagreed.

"T am skeptical about global warming. It's
just a matter of cycles," she said, adding that
she was ready to pay more taxes to keep the
station open.

Jean-Charles Simiand, president of the
French national union for ski lifts and cable
cars, noted that the lifts are used for hikers
and mountain bikers in summer, but that the
activity accounts for just 3 percent of overall
lift revenues,

"The mid-altitude stations must adapt," he
said.."Diversification of the economy is pos-
sible, but so far no one has found an activity
that can substitute for skiing."



ond-largest on the Las Vegas
Strip, where it also operates

the Flamingo, Paris,-Ballys,.
Rio and Harrah's hotel-casi-

nos.

Caesars' expansion will
allow the property to raise
room rates in line with a raft
of upscale, multibillion dollar.

megaresorts planned for the ©

Strip, Selesner. said.

They include Las Vegas
Sands Corp.'s $2.6 billion.
Palazzo set to open by the end ‘
of the year and the Wynr,
Resorts Ltd.'s $2.1 billion:



Encore scheduled to open in®

2009. The $7.4 billion City-
- Center mixed-use project
planned by MGM Mirage Inc.
is targeted for late 2009 and’.

the $4.8 billion Echelon devel-'
opment by Boyd Gaming’.

ae

Corp. is set for late 2010.
"We think we've put togeth-
er a program and a package
that will now allow Caesars
Palace to compete with woes
ever is coming down the line,"
Selesner said. :

Incentive

The move also is intended ©
as an incentive for customers.
who gamble and earn frequent
player points at,Harrah's 39
casinos in'the U.S., Canada
and Uruguay. Those gamblers
can spend points at Caesars
or vice versa. Harrah's also.is
seeking to expand the Caesars.
brand from properties in Las
Vegas, Atlantic City and Indi-
ana into the Bahamas, Slove-
nia and Spain.

"We're building value into

the Total Rewards network at~.
Selesner, s

all the properties,"
said.

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New rooms will feature flat: ‘

panel TVs, clock radios with’:
iPod docking stations, TVs*
embedded in bathroom mir- .

rors and upscale linens. Ren; *

ovated rooms will include
marble "surround showers"
that accommodate two peor
ple.

The expansion follows
recent additions at Caesars
Palace, such as opening a ver-
sion of the exclusive Harlem

restaurant Rao's, and the sign-.

ing of Bette Midler as a head-
line performer to replace
Celine Dion next year.

The property also is:
expanding its pool complex
with more cabanas, a cafe and
an outdoor spa and wedding
venue, and upgrading its
sports book, buffet and food
court.

The company plans to iit
1,000 more people to staff the
property in addition to the
7,500 current employees.