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The Tribune, The Nassau
Guardian, The Freeport News
to combine production,
printing and distribution

a By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

THE Tribune, The Nassau
Guardian and The Freeport
News have formed a joint oper-
ating agreement that will com-

bine the production, printing:

and distribution of the three
major dailies. This operating
agreement takes effect imme-
diately.

The agreement will have no
effect on the editorial policy of
the newspapers, but will mean
that the three entities will share
resources, costs of production,
printing and distribution. >

“Each newspaper will main-
tain their separate identities
with competitive newsrooms
and distinct editorial policies,”
said chairman and publisher

“Florida real

estate developer :

set to be named
Ambassador to
the Bahamas

this on Monday.

If the hearing does not take : ,. : :
: tion problem in the area that is
place before the Senate goes ' rep a ’d ‘to

SEE page nine

Bileen Dupuch Carron.

She said that the move not
only makes business sense in a
climate of escalating costs but
will be an incentive to “explor-
ing exciting new ventures.”

Mrs Carron, who has been

_ publisher of The Tribune since

1972 and is now chairman of
the group, welcomed the
paper’s alliance with Emanuel
Alexiou and Anthony Fergu-
son of The Nassau Guardian
and Freeport News.

“On behalf.of The Tribune
family we welcome them and
look forward to many years of
hard work with resulting suc-
cess,” she said.

Mr Alexiou, deputy chairman
of the joint operation, said that

SEE page nine

BEC considers new
boiler facility to
tackle sludge oil

| My ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter

BEC is looking into purchasing

: anew boiler facility to dispose of

FLORIDA real estate devel-
oper Ned Segal is awaiting a-:
confirmation hearing before the :
US Senate before being named :
as Ambassador to the Bahamas. :

Dr Brent Hardt, US Embassy : the number of boilers needed to
Chargé d’Affaires, confirmed : dispose of sludge oil produced at
: ; the plant is the primary cause of a

sludge oil at its Clifton plant,
according to BEC general manag-

' er Kevin Basden.

In May, a BEC insider claimed
the corporation’s current lack of

“massive” ground oil accumula-

“seep out” of the

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guson suffered injuries to her face

and body after being attacked in
her store.

(Photo: Tim Clarke/

Tribune staff)

m@ By JONAE RECKLEY

AN 87-YEAR-OLD woman
was brutally attacked by a rob-
ber in broad daylight at her
Johnson Road convenience
store.

The victim said that niet
assailant was bold enough to
befriend her and ask her to lend
him some money before waiting
to catch her alone and take
advantage of the situation.

Coriene “Mama Coe” Fergu-
son, a frail little woman, not
quite five feet tall, explained
that a man entered her store a
week before the incident acting
in a friendly manner, and asked
to borrow a dollar.

She said that she agreed and
lent him $1. The man returned
to the store on Monday, around
12.30, to buy a drink. He gave
Mama Coe a $50 bill.

The victim said that when she
reminded him that he owed her
a dollar, he told her to take the
dollar out of the change from
his $50.

She said that suddenly, the
man punched her in her face,
knocking her to the ground and
leaving her unconscious.

When Mama Coe awoke, she
found that more than $400 had
been stolen from the conve-
nience store.

The victim was left with a

SEE page nine







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Maynard-Gibson:

violence would break

out if PLP did not go
to election court
@ By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter :

VIOLENCE would break
out in the country if the PLP :
did.not make use of its democ- :
ratic right to pursue its elec- :
tion court challenges, Senator :
Alyson Maynard-Gibson said :

yesterday.

lawlessness in the country.

SEE page nine

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Stabbed teen

is the year’s

47th murder

| By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff Reporter

A 16-YEAR-OLD who
flagged down a car desper-
ately seeking assistance after
being stabbed, has become
the 47th murder victim of the

i year.
The former Attorney Gen-
eral was responding to a state- }

-ment made last week by the : Boulevard, Nassau Village

president of the Bahamas : g+ound 9pm Monday in the

Christian Council Bishop John : vicinity of the neighbourhood

Humes, in which the church :
leader said that the PLP’s :
inability to accept the election : from severe wounds.

S i tributi i
results is contributing to the | reports, Mr dohisenestale
Speaking as a guest on the ; © to the hospital by the pri-
More94 radio show ‘Real Talk’ :

yesterday morning, Mrs May- : down. However, he died of
nard-Gibson said former Prime / his injuries and was pro-

Ulrick Johnson Jr stopped
a vehicle at Alexandria

basketball courts, suffering

According to police

vate vehicle that he flagged

SEE page nine

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Man fights for
life’ after alleged
police brutality

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON

-AN ALLEGED victim of

police brutality is “fighting for

his life” in the ICU ward of the
Princess Margaret Hospital, his
family told The Tribune.
Verona Bastian, a former
member of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, told The Tribune
that her grandson Desmond

Cay, desperately needs blood

to save his life. She is begging
the public’s assistance in donat-
ing blood because, she said, the
supply at Princess Margaret
Hospital has been “exhausted.”
Because of the damage to his
pancreas and other organs, hos-

' pital personnel have advised

Desmond’s family that his situ-
ation is “very grave.”
According to Ms Bastian, on
Father’s Day — June 17, 2007
— Desmond, a 27-year-old
father of six, was arrested on a

_ traffic obstruction charge. He

was subsequently taken into
police custody at the Grove
Police Station where he was

SEE page nine

. B CHANDRA STURRUP

Chandra wins
Bahamas’ first
medal at Pan Am

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO: Veteran
sprinter Chandra Sturrup got
to feel what it was like to be a
medalist again, winning the
bronze in the women's 100
metre finals last night at the
Joao Havelange Stadium for the
Bahamas' first medal at the XV
Pan American Games.

Before her race, the
Bahamas was already up on the

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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



Gibson condemns Atlantis |

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@ SHANE Gibson



â„¢ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

ATLANTIS has come
under fire from Golden Gates
MP Shane Gibson for alleged-
ly “bringing in foreigners to
the Harborside Resorts to sell
time shares” when many
Bahamians are qualified to do
the job.

Implying that a new immi-

’ gration policy would be nec-

essary to halt the flow of for-
eigners into such-jobs, Mr Gib-
son added that he has a diffi-
culty with Bahamians and for-
eigners being “held to different
standards” when it comes to
applying for the Harborside
Resort sales jobs.

“What do we say to young
Bahamians who come home
with bachelors and masters

degrees, some of whom speak

two foreign languages and are
not able to get jobs, while local
companies are bringing in for-

_ eigners to take jobs for which

Bahamians are equally quali-
fied?” asked Mr Gibson, who
was speaking in the. House of
Assembly on Monday.

He alleged that when apply-
ing for a position as a timeshare
sales agent at Harborside,
Bahamians are required to
know “verbatim” certain infor-
mation, while foreigners can
succeed with less knowledge.

He claimed that those in
charge of hiring sales agents
create job specifications which
they know Bahamians will not
be able to live up to, in order
to be able to bring foreigners
to fill the positions.

Messages left for Kerzner’s
senior vice-president in charge
of public affairs, Ed Fields,
were not returned up to press
time. Mr Fields was said to be
out of office.

Mr Gibson also accused the
Ingraham administration of
failing to offer anything “new
or innovative” to. address the
problem of illegal immigration. |

He claimed that the govern-
ment has shown no evidence
of a new immigration policy
and “the few ‘wishy washy’
points mentioned in the
Speech from the Throne as it
relates to immigration . . . [are]
soft, insincere and a slap in the

face to the Bahamian public
for whom this is a grave con-
cern.”

Mr Gibson said the govern-
ment’s Speech from the Throne
contained nothing to “suggest
that they have any real solu-
tions or serious plans to remedy
this growing menace to our
national sovereignty.”

Adding that there have been
“no major.on land apprehen-
sions of illegals by this gov-
ernment”, Mr Gibson said that
while the Speech had men-
tioned “redoubling” the effort
to cut down on illegal immi-
gration into the Bahamas, “no
provisions had been made in
the budget to hire the number
of immigration officers needed
to realise this effort.”

FNM MPs retorted from
across the floor, saying that
there was no truth in Mr Gib-
son’s claim about a lack of pro-
visions.

To this, the MP responded
that he had said that there was
“not enough” provision made
in the budget for the amount
of hiring necessary to fully
address the problem.

Ingraham accused of sacking civil servants to balance budget

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham is using “twisted eco-
nomics” in the form of cut backs
in the civil service to balance
the budget, according to Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson.

“In the Speech from the
Throne, this government touted
their intention to balance the
budget and it is now becoming
perfectly clear how they intend
to do that,” he said in his con-
tribution to the debate on the
Speech from the Throne on
Monday.

Mr Gibson said he had.

doubts that government would
create the budget surplus they
predicted, but “now after 100

Bahamian jobs later, it appears
that they may produce a bal-
anced budget at the expense of
thousands of Bahamian jobs;
civil servant jobs that they
swore they would not touch.”
Mr Gibson stated in his con-
tribution to the debate that Mr
Ingraham, whom he called, “Mr

Double Tongue” has “as is’

characteristic” turned his back
on statements he made during
the election campaign when he
claimed that any suggestion he
would cut back on the civil ser-
vice was merely an attempt by
the PLP to “put fear in the peo-
ple.”

He alleged that since coming
to power the government has

“used transfers to victimise both |

police officers and other gov-

’ ernment employees.”

The Golden Gates represen-
tative also pointed to the FNM’s
promise that it would govern
“compassionately, transparent-
ly and ethically” — claiming that
the government has failed to

‘display any evidence of such

behaviour.

He warned that if the gov-
ernment “thinks that they can
get away with balancing the
budget on the backs and at the
expense of the lives and jobs of
Bahamians, they’ ve got another
think coming.’

His statements were echoed
by several other opposition MPs
who spoke of the government’s
alleged “victimisation” of those
with PLP affiliations since tak-
ing office.

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Power fully restoed to

Harbour Island and
Eleuthera, says BEC

BEC management con-
firmed yesterday that the
reduced generation capacity

on Eleuthera and Harbour .

Island over the past two weeks
resulted from the failure of “a
few key components” in its
system.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, BEC said its techni-
cians acted immediately to
rectify this situation. It said
their efforts — including the
acquisition of repair parts and
the repair process — are pro-
gressing very well.

. “In the interim, BEC quick-
ly activated alternative mea-

sures to increase the genera-.

tion availability and delivery
to the consumers on Eleuthera
and Harbour Island,” the
statement said. “As a result
of these actions, the situation
that had resulted in power
outages in both Eleuthera and
Harbour Island July 4 to 5,

2007 is now under control and

power is fully restored to all,

parts of Eleuthera and Har-
bour Island.”

As the repairs near comple-
tion, BEC said, it wants to
assure Eleutherans and Har-
bour Islanders that they can
look forward to even further
improvements in their service.

“Since July 5, 2007, a con-
sistent supply of electricity has
been returned to Eleuthera

and Harbour Island. Should - |

the remaining repair process
necessitate minor, brief
planned outages, customers
will be notified via Splash FM
and ZNS 1540 AM.

“BEC urges individual cus-
tomers who may still be expe-
riencing power interruptions
to contact them via email at:
rocksound@bahamaselectrici-
ty.com or on their.Rock Sound
emergency number, 242-334-
2161,” the statement said.



© In brief

our: BEC
Pod deficit of
$1.9m last

financial year

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation posted an overall
deficit of $1.9 million in the last
financial year, Minister of State
for Public Utilities Phenton
Neymour disclosed in the
House of Assembly.

In his contribution to the
debate on the Speech from the
Throne on Monday, Mr Ney-
mour said the deficit was due
to reduction in the electricity
rates by the previous adminis-
tration without a proper tariff
study as is prudent in the indus-
try.
As a result, he said, BEC’s
revenue was reduced by $17
million in the first year alone
following the rate decrease.

“Each year since, revenues
have decreased, and revenue
losses for the past year are esti-
mated to be $20 million and
some $55 million over a three-
year period.

“Meanwhile, BEC has
absorbed higher Customs
duties, and continued increas-
es in the price of oil on.the
international market, which
were not passed on to the con-
sumer,” he said.

The minister warned of fur-
ther losses at the end of this
financial year.

He said BEC must be able to
operate and carry out its man-
date, without the government
having to guarantee its finances -
like Bahamasair or the Water
and Sewerage Corporation.

“Therefore, this matter is
under review and has been
flagged as the highest priority
of myself and our newly
appointed board,” Mr Neymour
said. “I will commit to the
Bahamian people that correc-
tive action will be taken to
ensure that the corporation’s
financial state is made healthy,
while at the same time provid-
ing quality electricity supplies
at a’reasonable cost.”

Jamaican PM
steadfast
about national
election date

: JAMAICA

Kingston

PRIME minister Portia Simp-
son Miller said Monday she will
not move up the national elec-
tions date despite increasing
tensions between the island’s
two main political parties,
according to Associated Press.

The weeks leading up to the
August 27 elections have been
marred by violent incidents
involving members of the ruling
People’s National Party and the
opposing Jamaica Labour Party.
Two JLP members were fatally
shot in the last two months,
while a JLP motorcade report-
edly came under fire earlier this
month. A PNP office in a rural
parish was firebombed in June.

Violence has marred
Jamaican elections in the past,
especially during the 1970s,
when hundreds of people were
killed in political conflict.

Discovery of
military
Humvees
investigated .

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

US authorities in Puerto Rico
said Monday they are investi-
gating how three Humvees
apparently belonging to the US
National Guard ended up in
civilian hands, according to
Associated Press.

The first Humvee was found
Sunday near the central city of
Caguas by police who respond-
ed to a report of a domestic dis-
pute and allegedly found a man
in possession of the vehicle and
military rifles.

Local authorities charged the
suspect, Angel Ortiz Burgos,

with several counts of domes-
tic violence and weapons pos-
session.

Burgos told police that he

provided nearby residents with
the two other Humvees and
directed officers to where they
were found, said Pedro Toledo,
Puerto Rico’s police chief. One
was found in a garage and the
other was parked at the home
of a mechanic who works there,
Toledo said.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007, PAGE 3





Three men

in court after
huge seizure
of marijuana

THREE men charged in
connection with the recent
seizure of $700,000 worth of
marijuana were arraigned in
magistrate's court yesterday.

Marvin Jones; 38, of Blue

Hills Ridge, Omar Ferguson,

25, of Wellington Drive and
Dwayne Gomez, 26, of
Jamaica were arraigned before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel at
Court eight, Bank Lane yes-
terday on drug charges.

It is alleged that the
accused on Sunday, July 22,
were found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana which
authorities believed they
intended to supply to anoth-
er. It is further alleged that
the men imported the drugs
on the same day.

Court dockets also state
that the men conspired to
possess the drugs with the
intent to-supply and con-
spired to import the drugs
with the intent to supply
,between Sunday, July 8, and
Sunday, July 22, 2007.

The men were reportedly
apprehended by the Harbour
Patrol Unit of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force after
marines discovered the drugs
onboard a 22-foot vessel.

The men pleaded not
guilty to the charges and
were remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. They will
return to court on July 31 for
a bail hearing.

Four arrested
after police
discover
ammunition

FOUR men have been
arrested by police for in con-

nection with the discovery of

a cache of ammunition.

The men were taken into
custody around 8pm on
Monday night at Victoria
Gardens, Bamboo.Town

after..officers. of, the mobile .

unit Observed iridividtials act=
ing suspiciously near‘an
abandoned vehicle.
Twenty-five live rounds of
.380 ammunition were recov-
ered by police, and the men
are likely to be brought
before the courts this week.

Two years
after guilty
plea to drug
charges

A JAMAICAN man has
been sentenced to two years
in prison after pleading guilty
to drug charges.

Ricardo Dwayne Williams,
26, appeared before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
eight, Bank Lane on Monday
on charges of possession of
marijuana with the intent to
supply and conspiracy to pos-
sess with the intent to supply.

The offences were alleged-
ly committed on:Thursday,
July 19. According to the
prosecution, Williams was
found in-possession of six and
a half pounds of marijuana.

Health minister says PMH now
clear of bacteria outbreak

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE is no longer an
infectious bacteria outbreak in
the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal’s dialysis unit — and there
has not been since November
of last year, according to minis-
ter of health Dr Hubert Min-
nis.

Dr Minnis also stated on
Monday that there was “no evi-
dence to tie” the deaths of an
alleged 18 dialysis patients who
were receiving treatment at the
unit to the infection. The infec-
tion was said to have been dis-
covered in July last year.

However, in April this year,
former health minister Dr
Bernard Nottage acknowledged
that some deaths in the unit at
Princess Margarét Hospital
could have been due to the out-
break.

At that time, Dr Nattage said:
“Some people have died. Some
of those deaths may have been
due to the infection, but we are
doing a detailed case-by-case
investigation at the moment to
determine the actual cause of
death in people who died.”

Dr Nottage said that a report
on the deaths in the dialysis unit
was in the hands of government
and was being evaluated by the

Public Hospitals Authority. He
said that following the comple-
tion of that evaluation, the min-
istry of health would make that
report public. This never
occurred.

When asked about the results
of that investigation yesterday,
Dr Minnis said he was
“unaware” of such a report.

Dr Minnis’ statements come
around five months after Dr
Nottage:was accused by Cassius
Stuart, leader of a third party,
the Bahamas Democratic
Movement, of “covering up”
the extent of the outbreak and
its consequences.

Prior to the election, Mr Stu-

art called on Dr Nottage to
“come clean” about the situa-
tion, even suggesting his reti-
cence on the alleged problem
was putting the lives of Bahami-
ans in jeopardy by not allowing
them to be fully informed of the
dangers of seeking treatment at
the Princess Margaret Hospital
unit.

At the time, Dr Nottage dis-
missed Mr Stuart’s allegations
as “foolishness.” However, he
admitted that the source of the
infection had not yet been
determined despite vigorous
checks as recently as March of
this year .

Yesterday, Dr Minnis said

that representatives from. the
Pan American Health Organi-
sation (PAHO) had advised
the hospital on what protocols
to follow to deal with the infec-
tion.

“We have been maintaining
those protocols, we don’t have
any problem. The PAHO rep-,
resentative is returning this
week, I believe, as a follow up
to ensure that we have been
maintaining those and sticking
to international standards,” he
said.

Dr Minnis confirmed Dr Not-
tage’s previous statements indi-
cating that the source of the
outbreak was never determined.

Man is jailed for drug offence and charged with murder



i 23-YEAR-OLD Dennis Peterson leaves court yesterday after

: * being charged with murder

(Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in court yesterday on

-a murder charge after pleading

guilty and being sentenced to
three years in prison for mari-
juana possession.

Dennis Peterson, 23, of Mil-

ton Street had been wanted by
police in connection with the
murder of Marvin Lightbourne
‘and the attempted murder of
Quincey Glinton Cartwright,

‘and was to stand trial for a drug

possession charge. Peterson was
captured by police on Monday.

Peterson appeared before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel at
Court eight, Bank Lane yesterday
on the charge of possession of
marijuana with the intent to sup-
ply. He had been out on $30,000
bail in connection with the drug
matter. He was arraigned on the
charge in late January. A war-

“rant had been issued for his arrest

when he failed to appear in court
last month to answer to the drug
charges.

Peterson, who pleaded guilty
to possession of 24 pounds of
marijuana on January 21, was
convicted: and sentenced to
three years in jail.

Peterson was also arraigned

before Chief Magistrate Roger
‘Gomez in Court one Bank
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Bahamas is among countries
with high leakage of tourists

PRIME Minister Ingraham

has revealed that a review of

regional tourism destinations
listed the Bahamas among
countries with the highest leak-
age of tourism revenues.

Addressing the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce Awards
Banquet over the weekend, Mr
Ingraham said the position of
Bahamas’ competitors is erod-
ing as well.

He said one of the main rea-
sons for this situation is the fact
that the Bahamas has experi-
enced a decrease in US visitors.

“This decline in originating
traffic to the Bahamas is due in
part to the implementation of
what is called the Western

Hemisphere Transport Initia-

. tive (WHTI), which requires

US citizens to be in possession
of a passport to facilitate their

re-entry into the United States.

“This initiative has especially
affected first time travellers,
group travellers, meeting or
convention travellers and fami-
lies,” Mr Ingraham said.

He said the government
expects the initiative to have a
dampening effect on the coun-
try’s tourism business for some

‘ time to come.

“WHTI has created for the
Bahamas a levelling of the com-
petitive framework, meaning
that a critical advantage the
Bahamas had over the rest of

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“The erosion of this advan-
tage, when coupled with the
introduction of low cost airlifts
provided by cairiers like Jet
Blue and Spirit Airlines, makes
the wider Caribbean much
more accessible and affordable
to U S consumers,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

He said many governments
and countries are engaged in

activities geared towards mak- ©

ing tourism infrastructure and
experience their top priority.
The Bahamas.:is also chal-
lenged, according to Mr Ingra-
ham, by a string of new econom-
ic realities — the mobilisation of
trade regimes, the rapid devel-
opment of new technologies, and
the proliferation of large trading
blocs — which create:special chal-

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“These realities should serve
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caused the death of Marvin
Lightbourne.

Lightbourne, 29, of Sunlight
Village, died of gunshot

wounds to his head. The shoot-

ing occurred in the East Street
area. Lightbourne was found

lying between a house and a .

fence, some 200 feet from the
Church of God of Prophecy on
East Street.

It is also alleged that on the
same day, being concerned with
others, he attempted to cause
the death of Quincey Glinton
Cartwright. Peterson was not
required to plead to the charges.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case was
assigned to Court five, Bank
Lane and adjourned to Sep-
tember 13. David Cooper Cun-

ningham, 28, and Nairo Peter-
son, 27 — Dennis Peterson’s
brother — have already been
arraigned on the charges.

Yesterday, 26-year-old Kenya
Ferguson of Augusta Street was
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez, charged
with harbouring a criminal. It
is alleged that between Mon-
day; June 11, and Monday, July
23, knowing that Dennis Peter-
son was wanted by police in
connection with a murder, she
aided in concealing him to avoid
lawful arrest.

Ferguson pleaded not guilty
to the charge and was granted

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adjourned to July 30 and trans-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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Unravelling the Senate conundrum

LAST WEEK The Tribune was told that a
great fear of the PLP was that if Mr. Malcolm
Adderley, PLP MP for Elizabeth, were to switch
sides it would destroy the PLP’s chances of hav-
ing another seat in the Senate.

There are still others who think that it would
make no difference to the Senate seat whether he
remains with the PLP or crosses the floor to the
FNM’s back bench.

However, it could make a difference. to the
balance of power in the House if the PLP were to
win their three election court cases.

The PLP plan to take government to court to
clarify two sections of the constitution on the
appointment of senators. The two sections appear
to be contradictory.

On May 2 the general elections returned
Hubert Ingraham’s FNM to the House of Assem- .
bly with 23 seats, while the PLP won 18. With a
Malcolm Adderley defection this would give the
FNM 24 seats and the PLP 17.

The argument is that it depends on the ratio of
government to opposition members in the House
as to how many of the three floating senate seats
belong to the opposition. Persons are appointed
to these three seats by the governor-general, act-
ing on the advice of the prime minister after .
consultation with the opposition leader.

The Constitution — s.39 (2)(3) and (4) — is
very clear that nine of the 16 senators are to be
appointed by the governor general on the advice
of the prime minister, while four are to be
appointed by the governor general acting on the
advice of the opposition leader. The remaining
three senators are to be appointed by the gover-
nor general acting in accordance with the advice
of the prime minister after consultation with the
opposition leader.

So far there is no confusion. Everything seems
simple and straightforward.

But then s:40 follows and appears to throw a
monkey-wrench in to upset the clarity. Says s.40:

“In the exercise of the functions conferred
upon him by Article 39(4) of the Constitution, the
purpose of the Prime Minister shall be to secure
that the political balance of the Senate reflects
that of the House of Assembly at the time.”

Three senate seats were appointed. One each
represented the government and the other the
opposition. But the third? The Opposition object-
ed to government’s choice of the third senator.
According to the House ratio, which, says former
prime minister Perty Christie, is to be the basis of
the decision, this third senator should come from
the ranks of the PLP. On the other hand, says
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, the final choice
is his.

The spirit of both of these sections seems

intended to give the final say to the prime min-
ister. But why was s.40 written in a way that
appears to contradict s.30?

Someone this weekend suggested the answer.
He said that because the British, having had a
longer parliamentary history than the Bahamas,
provided for many contingencies that had man-
ifested themselves over the centuries. The
Bahamas, yet in the constitutional cradle, was fac-
ing for the first time a crisis, already solved by the
Mother of Parliaments centuries ago. He said
he had heard that s.40 was to allow for the exis-
tence of a third party. Section 40 was to take
into consideration the future existence of a third
party and-to make certain that such a party did
not get left out when senate seats were being
appointed.

He did not think that this was the answer, but
he was prepared to leave it open as a possibility.

. This suggestion seemed to rekindle the dying
embers of memory. We went away to give it
some thought. Somewhere way back in the
recesses of our mind we tried to recall a conver-
sation with our uncle, the late Hon Eugene
Dupuch, QC, on this very question. Mr Dupuch
was the legal adviser to the FNM at the London
conference at which the Bahamas constitution
was drafted.

We recall him saying something to the effect
that that clause was there to protect the exis-

‘tence of a third party against the day when one

might break through our present two-party sys
tem. Whether this was the complete answer, we
don’t recall.

However, a search of the files around that
period might reveal some of his writings, which

could throw some light on the subject.

Did it mean that section 39 (2)(3)(4) governed
our present two-party parliament with section
40 coming into play only if there were a third par-
ty? This is now a matter for the courts.

However, should the PLP win all of their

three election protest cases, this would give them

21 seats in the House and the FNM, 20. Howev-
er, should Mr Adderley defect to the FNM, and
the PLP win their cases, the FNM would have 21
seats — this would include Mr Adderley. The
PLP, having lost Mr Adderley to the FNM,
would then slip back to 20 seats.

At the moment, Mr Adderley is the most
powerful man in the House — he holds the bal-
ance of power in his hands, and the future of
both political parties. He is in the same position
as was the late Sir Randol Fawkes when the
UBP and PLP were tied 18-18 on the floor of the
House after the July 10, 1967 election. Sir Randol
joined the PLP, thus breaking the tie and giving
the government to the PLP.

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PLP behaviour
in the House
of Assembly

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE PLP exposed their col-
lective hands on Wednesday.
The behaviour displayed by the
Member of Parliament for
Golden Gates Mr Shane Gib
son was downright disgraceful.
His defiance to discontinue the
use of his laptop as ordered by
Speaker Alvin Smith, is a per-
fect example why our youth are
the way they are today.

They witnessed the total dis-
respect for authority displayed
live on television, by our sup-
posedly honourable men and
women in the PLP. For the sake
of re-emphasising, even Cyn-
thia “Mother” Pratt was pre-
sent. She never discouraged Mr
Gibson during this whole
ordeal. Fred Mitchell actually
was seen encouraging Mr Gib
son not to leave the House. The
FNM MP was stunned to see
how far the PLP plans to go.

Bahamian young men who
are easily influenced, saw a ‘sup-
posed role model’ show them
exactly how to ignore authority.
This is one reason why the
Bahamian youth show so little
respect for authority, They do
not respect their parents, elders,
church and certainly do not
respect the law.

It is obvious to all that the
PLP planned to disrupt the
House from the very beginning.
I was present and observed the
whole scenario played outright
before my very eyes. The only
laptop opened in the House of
Assembly was Mr Gibson's. |
would be the most naive mdi-
vidual in the whole wide world
if Fdid not think that everyone
else either had a laptop with
them or owned one. This was.a
blatant, intentional and calcu-
lated act.

It is patently clear to me, asa
trained political eye that the
PLP’s overall game plan ts to
continue to disrupt the pro-
ceedings whether it is the House
of Assembly or the Senate. No
Bahamian can forget how
retarded Senator Allyson Gib-
son behaved. In my opinion my
yard chicken would have been
embarrassed

On another note, but in keep-
ing with the childish PLP behav-
iour, Virginius Alfred Gray dur-
ing the protest of the use of lap-
tops by the Speaker, screamed
at the top of his voice that he
would “broke up the House of
Assembly” if D Shane Gibson
was made to leave.

This same asinine statement
by Mr Gray was seen by all

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despicable to see Members of
Parliament that we pay, some
of whom profess to be Chris-
tians, behave Jike a drunken
sailor.

The same people who always
preach that our youth must
learn how to deal with conflicts,
threatened to destroy the
House of Assembly because
their colleague was disobedient
to the Speaker of the House of
Assembly. This sends a very
poor message to our impres
sionable children.

If Shane Gibson, V Alfred
Gray and the PLP have decided
to destroy the people’s Parlia-
ment and the democracy of the

. Bahamas, then we must brace

ourselves for what is to come. It
is obvious to all that the pro-
ceedings will not go on as usual,
but will be always interrupted
by some choreographed, chaot-
ic act designed to interrupt the
proceedings.

The President of the Christ-
ian Council was right. The
PLP’s inability to accept the

- results of the election has/is con-

tributing to the lawlessness and
crime. It is making them crazy.
Sadly PLPs with sense are doing
nothing to stop them from their

destructive course. The PLP will
suffer because of this.

Bahamians will soon see how
law and order will be thrown
out of the window by the PLP
just to be disruptive, and for no
other reason. Our children too
will be able to see the differ-
ence between the PLP’s behav-
iour and the FNM’s behaviour.
Then they can easily determine
which party is mature enough
to continue to lead this
Bahamas.

IVOINE W
INGRAHAM
Nassau,

July, 2007.

(It would be well for this
Opposition to consider the
words of the late Eugene
Dupuch, QC, in an article he
wrote in The Tribune on Janu-
ary 31, 1973.

(“It is the duty of the Oppo-
sition,” he wrote, “to oppose —
but it is also the duty of the
Opposition not to oppose any-
thing that is good for the coun-
try.”

(Today’s Opposition is not
living up to its role as a loyal
Opposition. The disruptive man-
ner in which its members have
decided to oppose is doing a
great of harm by setting a shock-
ing example to already unruly
youth, — Ed).

Delicate balance between
tyranny and freedom

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE Tribune Editorial of July (8, 2007Z4s a reminder-of the delicate
balance between tyranny and freedom. Such was the risk at the Con-
stitutional Conference in London in 1972. °

The elected PLP representatives flush with the excitement of polit-
ical control had visions of power including those most odious of all, to
deprive Bahamians of their individual freedom to travel where and

when as their needs required.

That the Bahamas escaped the Cuban fate of another would be dic-
tator, is due to the Queen’s representative and the other Bahamians at

Hanna on that meniorable day.

- the Conference who did not go along with the wishes of Mr Arthur

Who among the delegation to the Conference properly appreciat-
ed the distinction between power and liberty? Socialists like Mr Arthur
Hanna and Sir Lynden Pindling were confused about the nature of a
Constitution which is that the state exists for the benefit of the people,
the individual does not exist for the benefit of the state and government
should have only as much power as necessary to secure the people’s lib-

erty and property.

We owe much to The Tribune for keeping the record and for
reminding the country from time to time that our freedoms are not to

be taken for granted.

Lest we forget, it is recommended that The Tribune republish
annually a suitably edited version of today’s editorial as a reminder that
a precious few saved the day.in 1972.

That too is part of Bahamian history.

The Nassau Institute a
Nassau,
July 18, 2007

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Man arrested
after pistol and
ammunition
are found

A 21-year-old man of Mil-
ton Street is in police custody
in connection with the dis-
covery of a .380 pistol and
several live rounds of ammu-
nition.

Just after 9am on Monday,
according to police reports,
a man was on a motorcycle in
the area of Hay and Robin-
son Streets acting suspicious-
ly, and when approached by
officers, he swallowed a sub-
stance and fled.

The man crashed his bike
in the area of the Mall at
Marathon, police say.

A suspect was captured in
connection with the incident
with the assistance of civilians.

Charges are expected to be
filed in connection with the
matter by the end of the
week, police say.

Severe head
wounds leave
man in
hospital

A MAN is in hospital in
serious condition after receiv-
ing severe head wounds.

The incident occurred in
the Marshall Road area.
When the victim was discov-
ered, according to police
reports, he was unconscious.

Police have a 50-yea-old
man in custody in connection
with the matter and the
investigation continues.

Regular winter
visitor to the
Bahamas
passes away
LONG time visitor Dale
Fosdick of Ann Arbour, Michi-
gan died on Friday, July 20.
Mr Fosdick, who was a reg-
ular winter resident in the
Bahamas for more than 30
years, stayed in the Carefree

apartment complex on Cable
Beach.

Guyana seeks
revision of US.
deportation
process

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

GUYANA officials Mon- *

day urged islanders living in
the US to write their legisla-
tors and ask that they partic-
ipate in upcoming hearings
regarding deportations of
Caribbean citizens, according
to Associated Press.
The hearings, which start
Tuesday and are held by the
sub-committee for Western
Hemispheric Affairs, resulted
from a late June meeting
between President Bush and
Caribbean leaders. Guyana’s
US ambassador, Bayney. Kar-
ran, said US deportation poli-
cies have led to a jump in
crime across the Caribbean,
with deportees arriving to
. islands with few resources.
The US has deported near-
ly 30,000 nationals of the
Caribbean Community trade
bloc in the last 15 years.

Marc Anthony
and J-Lo arrive
for premiere

in San Juan

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

MARC Anthony and Jen-
nifer Lopez arrived in Puerto
Rico Monday to attend the
opening of E/ Cantante, a film
biography of salsa pioneer
Hector Lavoe, according to
Associated Press.

The husband-and-wife
team were co-stars in the
biopic: Anthony starred as
the famed but troubled Puer-
to Rican singer and Lopez
played the singer’s long-suf-
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The law that allows the US
to routinely deport non-citizen
migrants who have committed
crimes in that country has been
denounced as “cruel” by the
advocacy group Human Rights
Watch.

This comes only weeks after
Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette said the law was a
significant topic of discussion
amongst concerned CARICOM
leaders, including those from
the Bahamas, at a recent con-

‘ference in Barbados.

The human rights organisa-
tion is now lobbying Congress
to have the law — which allows
for the mandatory deportation
of immigrants convicted of a

crime — struck down, according

to BBC Caribbean.
CARICOM countries such as
the Bahamas have already
made representation to the US
—most recently at a June meet-

LOCAL NEWS

US deportation law condemned
as cruel by human rights group

Organisation lobbies Congress to outlaw legislation
allowing expulsion of immigrants who commit crimes

ing in Washington between
Caribbean leaders and U S offi-
cials, including President
George Bush - calling for the
US to end the deportation of
non-citizen criminals back to
their country of origin. Their
efforts, it was reported, were
not successful.

This has caused the countries

- to now focus their efforts more

on the question of whether the
U S will provide “resettlement”
funds to countries to which they
deport criminals.

Human Rights Watch claims
that 670,000 non-citizen immi-
grants have been deported since
the law came into effect in 1997.

According to some commen-

tators, the arrival of such dis-
placed persons has contributed
to crime in Caribbean countries
as in some instances the crimi-
nals bring with them new crim-
inal knowledge and contacts. It
also costs Caribbean countries
as they have to, in some cases,

ensure that these persons are .

“resettled.”

A significant percentage of
those deported have lived in the
US for a long period of time
and have little familial or other
connections to the Bahamas,
Mr Symonette has noted. .

Human Rights Watch is con-
cerned that an alleged 1.6 mil-
lion children and spouses in the
US have been separated from

>

their family members who have
been forced to-leave the country
under the tightened 1996 immi-
gration law.

Families

According to the group, the
separations have inflicted suf-
fering on many families who
have been forced to sell homes,
or who may have lost jobs and
been thrown into “financial tur-
moil.”

Alison Parker, a senior
researcher for Human Rights
Watch in Washington, has sug-
gested that the convicts be giv-

en a hearing "so that they can’

remain in the US if their con-
nections to the country are
strong".

Many of those deported have
paid taxes in the U S for years,
own businesses and have even
served in the US military, she
pointed out.

Alongside these reasons for
allowing them to remain, the
official notes that of the thou-
sands deported, 65 per cent
have committed only minor,
non-violent crimes.

Commentators also note that
some of the deportees have very
little or no connection to the
countries where they were born
— having left for the US when
they were very young.

Health officials develop
strategy in case bird flu
breaks out in humans

HEALTH experts from vari-
ous government and non-gov-
ernment agencies began meet-
ing on Monday to develop a
draft national contingency plan
for the strain of bird flu that
affects humans.

The meeting took the form

‘of a national influenza pan-

demic preparedness planning
(NIPPP) workshop and simu-
lation exercise, which is being
conducted over a three-day
period at the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Conference Centre
on East Street.

The objective of the exercise
is to ensure that the Bahamas is
prepared to recognise and man-
age avian influenza or an
influenza pandemic and thereby
reduce the health, social and
economic consequences.

Minister of Health and Social
Development Dr Hubert Min-
nis said that while a influenza
pandemic has not yet occurred
anywhere in the world, each
additional human case gives the
virus the opportunity to
improve its transmissibility in
humans and thus develop into a
pandemic strain.

Dr Minnis said research by
the World Health Organisation
(WHO) states that the risk of
pandemic influenza is “serious”.

He said that with the HSN1
strain of the virus now “firmly
entrenched” in large parts of
Asia, the risk that more human
cases will occur persists.

The minister noted that in
August 2005, WHO recom-
mended that strategic action be
undertaken by countries in
response to the avian influen-
za pandemic threat. ;

“One of the key recommend-
ed actions was the strengthening
of national preparedness to
reduce societal disruption and
morbidity and mortality associ-
ated with a pandemic,” Dr Min-
nis said.

“Realising that a successful
response to a pandemic threat
requires active participation
from many stakeholders, both
public and private, the ministry
has undertaken extensive con-
sultation and collaboration in
preparation of developing a
national plan,” he added.

Lynda Campbell of the Pan
American Health Organisation
(PAHO) and WHO represen-
tative for the Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos Islands, com-
mended the Ministry of Health
for recognising the importance
of planning for the likelihood
of such a development.

Ms Campbell said preparing a
national plan for an influenza
pandemic, or any similar event
is “no easy task; is quite com-
plex and is an ongoing task.”

“Clearly the archipelagic
nature of the Bahamas and the
reliance on goods produced out-
side of the country are only two
factors that could be challenging
in an event such as an influenza
pandemic here,” Ms Campbell
said.

“In her comments earlier this
week, the director-general of
WHO noted that a prepared-
ness plan should not just be a
health plan, but needs to
involve other sectors such as
transportation, communication
and education among others,”





@ PARTICIPANTS attend the Ministry of Health and Social
Development and the Pan American Health Organization
(PAHO) National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning
workshop on Monday at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Con-
ference Centre.

she added.

Ms Campbell said national
plans such as the NIPPP pro-
vide a framework that can guide
each sector and each institution
in developing more detailed
plans, while allowing for their
input, to ensure that all “rele-
vant” issues are addressed.

“How will an influenza pan-
demic, with possibly up to 40
per cent absenteeism for up to
six weeks affect the education
sector, private businesses, bank-
ing services, public and private

(Photos: BIS/Tim Aylen)

hospitals and clinics, inter-island
transport, international trans-
port of goods into the country
and the operations of correc-
tional facilities such as prisons?”
she asked.

“Some of these are issues that
are clearly beyond the scope of

the health sector and the par- .

ticipation of agencies such as
NEMA (the National Emer-
gency Management Agency) as

‘well as key sectors, is critical to

ensuring that the national plan
is relevant,” she said.



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Senator claims PLP blaming everyone |
but themselves for election defeat

i By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

SENATOR Rev Frederick
McAlpine accused the PLP of
seeking to keep Bahamians
divided by its refusal to accept
_the outcome of the May 2 elec-
tion.

Speaking in the Senate on
Monday during his contribu-
tion to the national debate on
the Speech from the Throne,
Kev McAlpine said the PLP
continues to blame everyone
but themselves for their defeat.

‘Never in the history of lead-
ership have we experienced
such bitterness displayed by
those who have been compact-
ed at the polls, of which they
were in charge of.

“They called the election;
‘they changed the boundaries;
they had the date, they had the
machinery.

And might I add, they had
the endorsement of many bish-
ops and churches.

“Yet, they continue to blame
‘overybody for their defeat
«xcept themselves. And now
that it is over, and this present
eovernment has rightfully
received the spoils, they con-
-tittue to seek to keep us divided
asa people and nation by con-

‘stantly agitating pockets of our
society and the archipelago into

«

believing that an election was
stolen from them who were in
charge of the entire process,”
he said.

In the election, the FNM
won 23 seats to the PLP’s 18.
The PLP is contesting the elec-

“tion results of three seats won

by the FNM — Pinewood and
Baillou Hills in New Provi-
dence and Marco City in
Grand Bahama.

Court

Petitions have been filed for
the matters to be heard in the
election court. Former Marco
City MP Pleasant Bridgewater
is claiming almost 200 persons

voted illegally in that con-

stituency, where she lost by a
mere 47 votes to the FNM’s
candidate Zhivargo Laing.

Up until 2002, the senator
said, the results of elections
were generally accepted by the
members and leadership of
political organisations.

He noted that even when the
Free National Movement ques-
tioned the validity of the 1987
elections, the general consensus
was that the FNM accepted its
defeat, even though there were
some ambiguous concerns
regarding the process. @°

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ter, accepted the outcome as
the will of God and His peo-
ple. Whether it was Sir Roland
defeating Sir Lynden, Sir Lyn-
den defeating Sir Roland; Sir
Kendal or Sir Cecil being
defeated by Sir Lynden; Sir
Lynden being defeated by the
right honourable Hubert Ingra-
ham, or the FNM being defeat-
ed by the right honourable Per-
ry Gladstone Christie, every-
one took their licks when
defeated and were magnani-
mous despite their defeat.
“The game is over. The ral-
lies are done — at least for us it
is. And now that they’ve lost,
instead of remaining hon-

ourable men and women in
their defeat, they're acting like
spoiled children who lost the
game and want their marbles
back after they've been beat-
en,” said Rev McAlpine.

The senator also said that
many members of the clergy
have been calling for political
leaders, including Prime Min-
ister Ingraham, to lead the pub-
lic in a drive for peace and
national unification.

The opposition, he said,
insists on being defiant, ignor-
ing the call of the president of
the Bahamas Christian Council
and other members of the cler-

gy.

“The former government
boasted about being a govern-
ment and a political organisa-
tion that listens and embraces
the leadership and congrega-
tion of the church.

“Since their defeat, it now
appears that the organisation
is divorcing themselves from
the voices of God in our nation.
Or is it that the voices are not
speaking what they want to
hear?”

Senator McAlpine said the
country cannot unite if one side
continues to persuade those
who they lead to defy or resist
those who govern.

Inaguans show

MATTHEW TOWN - Fine souvenirs created
exclusively from material found in Inagua were
showcased for a group of specialty tour operators
and birders from the United States brought over by
the Ministry of Tourism.

Bowls of colourful Inagua sea shells, broaches,
earrings, elaborately decorated dress bags with
matching hats, paintings, figurines, were but a taste
of what Inaguans had to offer.

Held at the downtown Erickson’s Public Library
and Museum, many presenters were graduates of
the recent Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAl®) nation-wide arts and craft
course.

Its success was hailed as heralding an awakening
of the creative spirit in Inaguans as demand grew

‘from tourists and markets opened nationwide.

“The products are of a very high quality,” said
Janice McKinney of Albert Street, Matthew Town,
the Ministry of Tourism’s co-ordinator on the
island. “They are very beautiful.

“Our guests commented on how creative the
items were. They said they were unique in that
they did not see that kind of artistic expression
anywhere else.

“Since the BAIC graduation, we have had arti- ©

sans who have been dedicated and devoted to per-
fecting their means of expression.

“And, those who were working hard were able to
sell all their wares. They found markets outside
Inagua like the nearby Turks and Caicos Islands,
New Providence, and Grand Bahama.” © ,

Mrs McKinney is also BAIC’s director for
Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay (the MICAL constituency).

During this July 13 to 16 weekend, Inaguans
hosted a group of specialty tour operators and
birders from the United States as the Ministry of
Tourism lays the ground work for turning the spot-
light on Inagua.

In conjunction with the Bahamas National Trust,
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) —
which provided funding — and residents of Inagua,
the ministry is looking at ways in which the econo-
my of Inagua can grow through tourism.

Two key objectives are to.reduce outward migra-
tion through the creation of economic alternatives
for local residents, and to raise awareness levels and
stimulate visitor interest in Inagua.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed coming to Inagua,”
said Bob Schutsky, a specialty tour operator from
Bird Treks, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. “We
have only good things to say about the island when
we return. The birding is good, the accommodations
are superb, and the people are very friendly.”

Other tour operators were Lori Gross of Creative
Education, Annapolis, MD; Heather Buiwit of the
Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Andrew Gris-
wold of the Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel,
Essex, CT.

An eye catcher at the exhibition was a four-inch
wide orange and silver pearl clamshell submitted by
sports fishing expert Colin Ingraham.

Patrons marvelled at Sherrie Clifford’s oil paint-
ings of popular Inagua scenes and her use of mul-
ti-coloured raffia to immortalise the rare West
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Both birds make their home in Inagua.

But it was master stylist Christina Major who
sent patrons palate into a tizzy with her assort-
ment of mouth-watering peanut cakes, coconut
cakes, milk cakes, fudges, candies.

“Tourists tell us when they come to Inagua they
want to carry back a piece of Inagua,” said Ethalyn
Cartwright, whose specialty is ladies accessories.
“We oblige them with souvenirs they cannot find
anywhere else.”

She works with silver top palm and coconut
leather using a variety of Bahamian weaves —
Jacob’s ladder, fish pot, sour sop, peas an’ rice and
Inagua’s specialty, shark’s teeth — decorated with
raffia and multi-coloured bubble shells.







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found dead

A 39-year-old crew mem-
ber on the sand barge, “Big
Ben”, docked at Snake Cay,
Abaco, was found dead in the
bottom of the ship’s hull yes-
terday morning. Chief Super-
intendent Basil Rahming said
that about 10am yesterday
Marsh Harbour police were
informed of the death.

A team of uniformed and
plainclothes officers went
immediately to the location,
where they boarded the barge
and saw the body of the ves-
sel's first mate, Licario Suazo
Alvarez, 39, of Honduras, sit-
ting in a slumped position at
the bottom of the hull.

According to the barge's
captain, Glen Bodden, 37,
also of Honduras,

Alvarez had just finished
eating breakfast with four
other crew members when
shortly afterwards he was
found in that position on the

The officers examined the
body and found no visible
injuries. Rigor mortis had not
yet set in, which indicated that
the deceased had died shortly
before the officers arrived,
said Chief Supt Rahming.

The body was taken to the
Clinic at Marsh Harbour,
where it was officially:pro-
nounced dead. It has since
been flown to New Provi-
dence, where an autopsy will
be performed to determine
the exact cause of death.
Police do not suspect foul
play at this time.

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quently between Grand
Bahama and Abaco, trans-
porting sand.

Dominican govt
criticised for
Cabinet salary
increases

BH DOMINICA
Roseau

DOMINICA’S oppo-
sition on Monday criti-
cised a, government pro-
posal to. raise Cabinet
ministers’ salaries by
nearly 50 per cent, say-
ing the resources should
go toward reducing «©
poverty on the.
Caribbean island,
according to Associated
Press.

The proposed increas-
es, included in a budget
submitted last week,
would boost Prime Min-
ister Roosevelt Skerrit’s
monthly pay to $3,500 if
approved by Parlia-
ment.

Opposition leader
Earl Williams said the
raises are not justified
while many of the
island’s 73,000 people
struggle with low-pay-
ing agriculture jobs.

“We believe in the
interest of fair compen-
sation not only for min-
isters of government
but the many workers
of this country whose
low wages continue
to breed poverty,” he
said.

The government also
proposed reducing the
income tax by two per
cent, but Williams pro-
posed cutting it by five
per cent and doing away
with a 15 per cent val-
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last year.

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- LOCALNEWS — |

Oln brief ‘Bahamas

Hugo Chavez
says Critical
foreigners to
be expelled

@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said foreigners who
publicly criticise him or his
government while visiting
Venezuela will be expelled
from the country, according
to Associated Press. -

Chavez ordered officials to
closely monitor statements
made by international figures
during their visits ‘to
Venezuela — and deport any
outspoken critics.

“How long are we going to
allow a person — from any
country in the world — to come
to our own house to say
there’s a dictatorship here, that
the president is a tyrant, and
nobody does anything about
it?” asked Chavez, speaking
during his weekly Sunday tele-
vision and radio programme.

“No foreigner, whoever he
may be, can come here and
attack us. Whoever comes,
we must remove him from
the country,” he said. “I’m
talking about some gentle-
men who come here for con-
ferences.”

The Venezuelan leader did
not elaborate but his state-
ments came after Manuel
Espino, the president of Mex-
ico’s conservative ruling par-
ty, criticised Chavez for seek-
ing indefinite rule during a
recent pro-democracy forum
in Caracas.

Government opponents
argue Chavez — a close ally
of Cuban leader Fidel Cas-
tro —is becoming increasing-
ly authoritarian and cracking
down on dissent as he steers
oil-rich Venezuela toward
what he calls “21st-century
socialism.”

Chavez rejects such allega-
tions, countering that demo-
cratic freedoms have been
extended since he was first
elected in 1998. The former
paratroop commander says
his government has empow-
ered the poor by giving them
increased decision-making
authority in politics.

‘faces challenges’ to

maintain standard of living

MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said
that major challenges must be
met if Bahamians are ton con-
tinue enjoying a standard of liv-
ing in line with more developed
countries.

Addressing business leaders
at the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce’s “Meet the Minis-
ter” forum, Mr Laing called for
the economic empowerment of
more Bahamians.

He said this would requires
the creation of income-earning
opportunities for thousands of
unemployed Bahamians and
more profitable business oppor-
tunities for existing businesses.

Economic empowerment, the
minister said, also meant finding
business opportunities for entre-
preneuts.

He said there is also the chal-
lenge of what is called “global
integration management”.

“For decades The Bahamas
has benefited from its partici-
pation in the world community
without any real formal inte-
gration into the international

trading system. But the world
is now saying that life can no
longer be unilateral, it has to
be reciprocal, and they are now
asking us to become fish or fowl
when it comes to the interna-
tional trading system,” Mr
Laing said.

As a result, he said, there has
been all kinds of “alphabets”
added to the Bahamian vocab-
ulary, including the FTAA
(Free Trade Area of the Amer-

icas Agreement) and the CSME -

(Caribbean Single Market and
Economy).

Mr Laing said these are all
part and parcel of the require-
ment or the demands being
placed on the country by the
international community.

He said the Bahamas has per-
haps the “hottest and most valu-
able commodity” to be found
on the globe today.

“That commodity is lifestyle.
When you take the environ-
ment, servility and stability
combined, we have one of the

finest qualities of life to be

offered. But we stand the risk, if





@ MINISTER of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing talks about
the challenges to the standard of living in the Bahamas at the
first ever Minister’s Forum at the Chamber of Commerce Week

Thursday, July 19, 2007.

we do not manage our eco-
nomic development going for-
ward, of damaging that lifestyle,
which is that asset we have.

. Consequently, sustainability has

(BIS photo: Patrick Hanna)

to be a part of our planning
going forward,” Mr Laing said.

He said sustainability is the
third challenge to keeping the
country’s development ongo-

ing.

Mr Laing said fiscal prudence
is the final challenge facing The
Bahamas.

“Government spending and
revenue policy should be man-
aged so the productive sector is
protected in terms of its assets,
access to credit, or from the cre-

ation of too harsh a burden on

future generations, to service
our consumption of things
today, at the expense of those
children tomorrow,” he said.

Mr Laing noted that while 20
per cent of the income generat-
ed in the country is created by
the public sector, 80 per cent is
created by the private sector.

So the vast majority of the
resources in the country rest
with or comes from the private
sector, he said.

Minister Laing said dialogue
then between the two sectors is
extremely important to keep
The Bahamas at a level if it
wants to continue being the
third highest per capita coun-
try in the Americas. :

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Man is jailed for
two years after
admitting forgery

FREEPORT - A well-known
Haitian-Bahamian man was
sentenced on Monday. to two
years in prison after pleading
guilty to five counts of possess-

‘ing and uttering forged docu-

ments.

Malario Sarrette, also known
as Solomon Noe and Dr Noe, a
39-year-old resident of Bentley
Drive, Bahama Terrace,
appeared before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Helen Jones.

. He was represented by Attor-
ney Brian Hanna.
~Sarrette,-a Haitian-Bahami-

ian concert promoter and entre-
_ preneur, pleaded guilty to five

‘counts of possession of a forged
Insurance Management certifi-
cate of motor insurance, know-
ing it not to be genuine.

He was further charged with
uttering these documents
between February 15 and July
19, 2007.

Magistrate Jones accepted his
guilty pleas and convicted him
on all counts.

Sarrette was sentenced to two
years imprisonment on the first
three counts, and bound over to
keep the peace for three years
on the remaining two counts, or

in default, sentenced to an addi-. -

tional year imprisonment.

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At the end of the
evening three contestants
were chosen by the judges
as the overall winners. .
Each winner received a
cash prize and will take
advantage of scholarships
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History and future of the straw market

“The daily passage of market
women up and down Market
Street, under the stone arch named
after Governor Gregory, complet-
ed in 1852, was one of the pic-
iuresque Nassau sights. Some ven-
dors walked great distances, their
goods expertly balanced in flat
wooden trays on their heads.” —
Islanders in the Stream, by Gail

comment was written to a local
newspaper in 1880, and we are still
making the same complaints
today

“Anyone walking down Bay
Street may count dozens of lewd
characters of both sexes lurking
especially in the vicinity of Vendue
House using most obscene lan-
guage... while perchance may be

Saunders & Michael Craton. seen a policeman listlessly walk-

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site of an earlier market (at the
junction of George and Bay
Streets) to process the arrival of
enslaved Africans.

Soon after, another market was
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— 200 years later — just a big hole
in the ground. And it was those
same enslaved Africans who gave
rise to the straw vendors who once
occupied that market, by adapt-
ing basketware traditions brought
from their home cultures.

When Vendue House became
a telephone exchange in 1916, the
adjacent Market House became
the principal trading place for fruit
and vegetables, meat, fish and
sponges. But over time, the gov-
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Ket functions out of the city. Fish,
fruit and vegetable vendors ended
up mostly at Potter’s Cay, and
what remained on Bay Street was
the tourist-centred straw and craft
market

he straw industry as we

know it today got its start
in the 1920s, when the Prince
George Wharf was built. A group
of enterprising Fox Hill ladies
began taking their sisal goods to
Rawson Square to sell to ship pas-
sengers. They were soon followed
by fruit and vegetable vendors who
began selling straw work on the
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Albertha Brown (who died in
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straw and Sisal work was exported’





to other Caribbean islands. But
eventually local demand exceeded
supply, and the flow of raw mate-
rial and finished items was
reversed, At first, most imports
were from nearby Haiti and the
Dominican Republic. Later they
came from as far away as the
Philippines and China — some-
thing which has become a hot-but-
ton issue today.

During the political turmoil of
the 1950s, the growing number of
straw vendors became a popular
cause, competing as they did with
the powerful Bay Street merchants
for tourist dollars in the heart of
the city. There were frequent com-

. plaints about the poor conditions

in which these enterprising women
had to work.

B: the next decade the
straw market had

become a genuine political foot-
ball. In 1963 the 62-year-old Mar-
ket House was condemned and
there was talk of a new market on
the Adderley property (where the
Churchill Building stands today).
Although that never panned out,
the government did build an open-
air arcade for straw vendors in
Rawson Square.

When the Progressive Liberal

" Party came to power in 1967 there

were about 700 straw vendors, and
their motley collection of stalls had
become an attraction, sometimes
described as “the gateway to the
city". There was renewed talk
about building a market specifi-
cally for them, which then PLP
minister Arthur Foulkes said the
previous United Bahamian Party
government had been reluctant to
do out of envy: “It is our respon-
sibility to correct this mistake.”
But again, nothing happened,
despite the fact that a parliamen-
tary resolution was passed calling
for money to “construct suitable
accommodation for the straw ven-
dors.” Understandably, there were

. other priorities for the new gov-

ernment, and the situation
remained undecided until 1974,
when the old marketplace burned
to the ground.

The government’s immediate -

response was to move the market
to Fort Charlotte, but the vendors
— by now organised as a trade
association — protested vehe-
mently ‘and the politicians gave
way, providing open-air stalls on

‘ the now-cleared Market Range

site instead. There followed a six-
year hiatus while the government
mulled over what to do with this
prime watertront property.
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cronies to gain access to the site,
those years saw running battles
with the vendors who tried to set
up makeshift sidewalk stalls all
along Bay Street. Eventually, it
was announced that a new four-
storey Market Plaza would be built
to house over 500 vendors, as well
as the Ministry of Tourism.

Fe construction to begin,
fruit and vegetable ven-
dors were moved inland to Jumbey
Village, at Big Pond. But efforts to
relocate the straw vendors to the
Customs shed on the Prince
George Whart met with fierce
resistance: “It’s not fit for dogs,”
one vendor said of the Customs
shed, although they eventually
complied.

But construction never began,
leading the vendors to complain
that government had shelved the
plans: “In their high and lofty posi-
tion they have forgotten that we
are citizens with the right to par-
ticipate in any decision-making
process,” they asserted at the time.

In fact, it was not until May 1980



Is the investment
of $23 million in
public funds to
provide market
stalls for 600
vendors justified
in the face of other
pressing needs —
like schools and
hospitals?



— with an election approaching
— that work finally began on the
new $6 million Market Plaza. And
vendors were not able to occupy
the plaza until January of 1983 —

almost a decade after the old mar-

ket had burned down.

The opening of the new Mar-
ket Plaza was accompanied by
huge controversies over access to
the limited number of stalls, ‘as
well as heavy flooding whenever it
rained. But straw vendor chief
Telator Strachan criticised the
newspapers.for using these prob-
lems to gain political mileage by
attacking the PLP government.

Even back in the 1980s there
were charges that most of the
straw work sold at the new market
was imported from foreign pro-
ducers in Panama, Jamaica and
Asia. In 1983 a Ministry of
Tourism study found that tourists
spent $51 million on straw goods,
but 85 per cent. was imported.

Fast forward to 2001, when a

‘looneytune peanut sellei named

Gardiner walked into the straw

Your

market and struck a match, putting
hundreds of vendors and tourism
personnel out of work and almost
burning down Bay Street itself.

The event was termed a
*national disaster”, and. officials
scrambled to make good. Within
months they were envisioning a
state-of-the-art complex that
would help to transform the down-
town waterfront. A design com-
petition was launched with much
fanfare, and rebuilding was set to
begin in 2003.

By that time the unfortunate
arsonist had progressed through
our molasses-like court system to
begin a 12-year jail term, and the
Ministry of Tourism had acquired
posh new offices at a cost of more
than $4 million.

B ut even now — six years
after the fire — the straw
market remains a vacant lot in the
heart of the city, just a stone’s

throw from the cruise port, with
vendors still working beneath a

.makeshift tent. The new Free

National Movement government
recently cancelled a $23 million
contract (signed by the Christie
administration just three months
before the May election) because
it could not justify the expendi-
ture in the face of other national
priorities.

According to the PLP, the con-
tract was “the largest investment
ever in any single government
building". Meanwhile, FNM offi-
cials have also proposed moving
the straw market to Fort Charlotte
or the Prince George Wharf —
proposals which the vendors have
predictably vetoed. :

Several questions arise from this
potted history:

Why did it take five years. or
more for the PLP to rebuild the
market — twice in the past three
decades?

Is the investment of $23 million
in public funds to provide market
stalls for 600 vendors justified in
the face of other pressing needs
— like schools and hospitals?

Is it appropriate to invest public
funds in one of the few native
expressions of our culture, some-
thing that has been an attraction
for well over half a century?

Should the Bahamian taxpayer
subsidise vendors who pay no rent
or business licenses and who often
subcontract their cue to illegal
immigrants?

Should we let renee stand on:
the sidelines vetoing every sug-
gestion and waiting for a handout?

Do vendors have any responsi-
bility for their own livelihood?

Should we subsidise the sale of
imported souvenirs and fake
brand-name goods?

And finally, why do we keep
discussing the same issues year
after year, decade after decade,
with no resolution?

What do you think? Send com-
ments to larry@tribunemedia.net.

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Maynard-Gibson

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Minister Perry Christie never
requested the endorsement of
his party by the Bahamas
Christian Council.

Senator Maynard-Gibson
conceded that she does not
know what Mr Christie’s pri-
vate expectations toward the
church were, but added that
he would have been shocked
if the Bahamas Christian
Council had come out and
endorsed the PLP leading up
to the last general election.

‘Bahamians expect the
Christian Council to be neu-
tral,” she said.

Bishop Humes, who
appeared as a guest speaker
on the Gems 105.9 radio show
“The Way Forward” last
week said that the PLP’s elec-
tion court challenges has exac-
erbated the polarisation of the
country following the May 2
election.

He said that if the PLP won
their challenges for the con-
stituencies of Marco City,
Pinewood and Blue Hills,
there is no way to predict
what the consequences for
society would be.

However, Senator May-
nard-Gibson said that deny-
ing the democratic process is
what would cause chaos and
violence in the country.

“There would be violence
if we didn’t, in all of the cir-
cumstances, bring the matter
to the court and allow the
court to ascertain whether or
not the true intention of the
people was demonstrated in
the election,” she said.

The senator said that com-
~ ments such as those of Bishop

Humes demonstrate a “mis-
understanding of the Bahami-
an psyche.”

With an almost 90 per cent
participation in elections,
Bahamians want to be satis-
fied that the process was one
where the people’s true voic-
es were heard, she said.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson
pointed out that the FNM’s
previous election court chal-

_ lenges were never criticised
in the manner that the PLP’s
are now being questioned.

In 1987, she said, the FNM
brought 11 election petitions
before the courts.

“That was their right, no
one at that time suggested
that they were acting other
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reportedly “beaten by an officer
in his cell” and knocked uncon-
scious. The following day,
Desmond was vomiting blood.
Ms Bastian said there were
attempts to revive her grand-
son by officers who “threw
water on him” before he was
rushed to Princess Margaret
Hospital, where he is now
unconscious.

“The family of Desmond is

Stabbed teen
is the year’s
47th murder

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missed.”

nounced dead on arrival at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital moments later.

At this time, Chief Superintendent Hulan
Hanna said that police do not have a motive
for this latest killing. But he said a rigor-
ous investigation has started.

When asked if there is a particular prob-
lem in the Nassau Village area after 30-
year-old David Rolle was gunned down on
the doorstep of the closed Urban Renewal
building on June 28th, Mr Hanna said:

“Actually, we are concerned about all of
the densely populated areas that people
tend to refer to as over-the-hill.”

With this latest homicide in a year that
seems poised to set a record for killings, Mr
Hanna again appealed to the public to assist
police in.preventing these violent crimes.

“In the wake of this, our appeal is to citi-
zens in these communities who are pillars of
the community, for example teachers,
church leaders outstanding people. These
are the people who are in the communities
and many times they observe the indicators

i. or the triggers that set these people off,”

he said.

Mr Hanna added that police are engaging
these community figures to speak with
young people and present to them alterna-
tive methods of conflict resolution, rather
than resorting to violence.

“What we see happening more and more
in our community with the continuing loss of
life of young Bahamian males, the quality of
life for Bahamian males equally diminishing
with each passing day. At this rate, no one

knows where this will end, ” he said.

Thus far this year the average age of
homicide victims is 27, and four out of the
last five victims have been teenage males —
two, 18 years of age, and two 16 years of

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praying tor his life, they also
want justice. His grandmother
has filed a report with the Com-
plaints and Corruption Unit of
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deeply saddened,”
ative told The Tribune. “
someone who always (had) you
laughing, and he is deeply

another rel-
He is

now being investigated.

“I have been in touch with
the Complaints and Corruption
Unit, and they have been deal-
ing with me favourably,” Ms
Bastian said. While she was
unaware of any disciplinary
measures taken against the offi-
cer in question, Ms Bastian said
she knew he was “still func-
tioning in his regular duties.”

87-year-old
is brutally
attacked

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black eye — the same eye for which she was
recently being treated for an infection — dis-
coloured lips and cut and bruised arms and legs.

The daughter of the victim, Sandra Fergu-
son-Rolle, was extremely upset.

“This young man was someone who she
thought was a nice man,” said Mrs Rolle. “This
incident is horrible. There is no. telling what
will happen to her eye, she just ’saw an eye spe-
cialist on Friday because of an infection in her

eye, and then he punched her in the same eye.

“The sad part about it is, when he came into
the store he asked her if she was by herself and
asked her if my nephews had left yet, which
meant he was plotting on her. That’s just sad
and cruel.”

Filled with anger, 10-year-old Christopher
Fox had a few words to say to the man who
hurt his dear great grandmother.

“I don’t like people hitting on my family
because when they do that they are messing
with me and the rest of my family. I really want
him to know that I hope he doesn’t come back
to my grammy’s shop, even. though she sees
him as her son. I don’t ever want him to come
back to that store again, because if I see him it
wouldn’t be pleasant. I just want him to know
that God is watching him.” .

Stunned to realise what the country’s young
men have become, Mama Coe told The Tri-
bune she has been robbed many times, but nev-
er experienced an incident like this.

“I got robbed before with knives and guns,
but nothing like this ever happened, I came to
The Tribune to let the Bahamas know what is
really going on, because the public don’t always
get to know what’s really going on.”

According to the police, officers are searching
for a white Toyota Corolla, in which witnesses
say the suspect fled the scene.

Chief Superintendent Hulan Hanna said that
police are following “significant leads” in the
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His family told The Tribune
that perhaps his ordeal can be a
positive wake up call for trou-
bled youth and officers of the
law alike.

“While young people should
continue to obey the law, and
upstand the law, on the same
note police officers should use
extreme temperament when
dealing with hostile situations,”
a family spokeswoman said.
“You know, psychologically
every person is not of the same
mindset, because of what they

are experiencing in their envi-
ronment. So the (officer’s) job is
a serious responsibility.”

Ms Bastian added that she
was thankful to the medical staff
at Princess Margaret Hospital,
headed by Dr Sands, for the
care they have provided for her
grandson.

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into recess next week, President George Bush can make what
is called “a recess appointment,” Dr Hardt said.

He made the announcement during a courtesy call on Sidney
Collie, Minister of Lands and Local Government.

Mr Collie said government is focused on getting “properly
established and dealing with some urgent matters” first before
appointing an Ambassador to the US.

He said that diplomatic postings will be in the next round of
considerations by the government.

Both men also expressed a desire for continued close rela-
tions between the two countries.

Mr Collie, in his capacity as minister of local government, also
accepted Dr Hardt’s invitation to visit the US Navy’s AUTEC

base in Andros.

FROM page one

his group was delighted to be
working with The Tribune
and its team.

“Operating costs are affect-
ing all newspapers throughout
the world, including The New
York Times and the Wall
Street Journal. Joining forces
to reduce costs in.certain areas
frees up capital to invest in
people, in editorial and news
gathering which would better
serve the public readership
and assist in the papers staying
more relevant and competi-
tive,” he said.

Mrs Carron pointed out that
the digital age has given rise
to severe competition and vast
choices and as media houses
move forward it is vital that
they unite to become diversi-
fied, creative aud well inte-
grated.

“As Mr Aleeiou has said
Bahamians will benefit from
The Tribune, The Nassau
Guardian and The Freeport
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resources can be directed to
encouraging talent and cre-
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One of the goals of the new
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said, will be to centralize oper-
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presses and circulation oper-
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“We aim to vastly increase
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Robert Carron has been
appointed president of The
Tribune and Anthony Fergu-
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Junkanoo
summer
festival
ends early

THE Ministry of Tourism has
discontinued the Junkanoo
Summer Festival in Nassau one
week ahead of schedule.

The move was reportedly
intended to place the spotlight
on Grand Bahama where fes-
tivities will continue as sched-
uled until August 2, in the lead

up to the much anticipated ©

Emancipation Day holiday
weekend activities. *

Junkanoo Summer Festival
(JSF) wrapped up in Nassau on
Sunday. with the final install-
ment of Summertime Jazz at
the British Colonial Hilton.

Other JSF events in Nassau
this year included the cultural
extravaganza at Arawak Cay on
Saturdays, the Royal Poinciana
Tea Party at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas on Sun-
days and the historic tour expe-
rience called A Walk Through
History that was held on Bay
Street on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The July 22, conclusion of the
Nassau JSF series comes on the
heels of festival endings in Exu-
ma and Abaco, which also held
successful JSF series this year.

The Exuma festival ended
one week ago on July 14, and in
Abaco, festival activities con-
cluded on July 6.

Throughout the islands.over
the past several weeks, festival
highlights have included dance
instruction in traditional
Bahamian styles which was
enjoyed by visitors and resi-
dents alike; spoken word and
drama performances; and show-
cased some of the most colour-
ful periods in Bahamian history.

Musical performers included
Cacique Award winner Avvy,
Funky D, Geno D and Visage.

In Grand Bahama, Junkanoo
Summer festivities have also
included conch cracking com-
petitions and sisal plaiting
demonstrations that will con-
tinue until August 2.

The ministry said it hopes
having major JSF activities not
only in Nassau, but on islands
’ outside of New Providence as
well, will continue to enhance
the domestic travel market.

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condition in which they are
Kept.

Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Deveaux
said he visited the cemeteries
to see their condition before
making his decision whether or
not to renew the contracts.

“When I saw the level of
graffiti, the mattresses, fridges
and washing machines: in the
cemeteries, I wondered what
the dead felt,” Mr Deveaux
said at the first Minister’s
Forum, held as part of the
Chamber of Commerce Week
at the Sandals Royal Resort.

The minister also said he has
learned that gang members

have taken to hiding out in the

cemeteries.

“Then | saw the ratings, I
saw not a single rating above
fair in the maintenance of our
public cemeteries,” he said.

“Now Woodlawn Gardens
and the cemetery at the junc-
tion of Gladstone Road do not

* come under my purview; so if

they are clean and graded
above fair, | cannot take
responsibility for that,” Mr
Deveaux added.

He said the public’s money
should not be spent on sub-
standard contracts or substan-
dard work.

“Many Bahamians feel is it is
their right to give substandard
service, because they have fam-
ilies and they need to feed their
children and they have school
fees to pay,” the minister said.

He also noted that with the
innovations tn construction and

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the quality of steel, there is no
reason that public schools
which will either be built or

‘reconstructed should last less

than 75 years.

“Could you imagine now
Earl Deveaux, in 2007, deter-
mining that these schools
should be rebuilt and executing
contracts that one of your chil-
dren in 15 years comes back
and says that they have to
rebuild?” he asked.

But he said the advance-
ments in construction have not
reached the public sector. ,

“I do not think the partner-

ship between builders, archi-
tects and the public sector has
merged to the point where we
are getting the best for our
money,” Mr Deveaux said.

Fair

In September, he said, there
will be a contractors’ fair so the
ministry can review some of
the better forms of construc-
tion and more efficient building
techniques.

“We will not be able to con-
tinue to spend hundreds of mil-

lions of dollars building infra-
structure that does not last,”
he said.

“The question is how to
establish a partnership between
the private sector and the pub-

- lic sector to get good roads, to

modernise construction tech-
niques and build an efficient
infrastructure.

‘My view on how that could
be accomplished,” Mr Deveaux
said, “is through building great
partnerships based on trust,
open dialogue and an accep-
tance that I cannot give you a
dollar for 50 cents work.”

Funeral held for mother of Alfred Sears

Former Minister of Education Alfred
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
NEW PROVIDENCE

DECLARATION OF VESTING
GIVEN UNDER
THE ACQUISITION OF LAND ACT

(Chapter 233)

WHEREAS as notified by Notice of Possession dated the 13" day of
June A.D., 2007 and published in the Extraordinary Official Gazette dated the
15t day of June A.D., 2007 the land and hereditaments described in the

Schedule hereto have been duly appropriated under the Acquisition of Land
Act for the public purpose, namely for airport upgrade and expansion and for

uses related thereto.

“NOW THEREFORE in pursuance of sections 18 and 36 of the said Act, |
do hereby declare that the land and hereditaments described in the Schedule
hereto have been vested in the Minister responsible for Civil Aviation in trust
for Her Majesty in right of Her Government of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas for public purpose.

Dated the 13 Day of. July A.D., 2007

The Rt. Honorable Hubert Alexander Ingraham
Minister Responsible for Acquisition
and Disposition of Lands

Schedule (Annexed)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2007, PAGE 11

GN-539

OVERNMENT NOTICE
Office Of The Prime Minister



DESCRIPTION
AREA = 203.49 Acres
AREA = 36.28 Acres AIRSTRIP (Parcels ‘A’,’B’,’C’)
ALL THOSE certain lots pieces or parcels of land together containing

by admeasurement Two hundred and Thivycnine Acres and Seventy-seven
“hundredths of an Acre or thereabouts being the Lots numbered 369-402, 1-
18 of Section I Phase III, 1-9 in Block C, 1 in Block D, Park,
3,4,7,8,11,12,13 in Block F; Park, 4-5,10-11 in Block H, 2 in Block K, 2,3,6
in Block E, 3-15 in Block D, 1,4,5,8-10,13,14 in Block I ia Phase A, 1-7, 8-
32.Section II Phase III of Stella Maris Subdivision inclusive of all road
reservations falling within the areas in addition to the area used for The
Runway on plans on record in the Department of Lands and Surveys as
Plans numbered 35, 40 & 55 of Long Island situate on the eastern side of
The Queen’s Highway and approximately 1 .4 miles solitheasterly from
Burnt Ground Settlement in the area known as Stella Maris in the Island of
Long Island ii the Commonwealth of The Bahamas ABUTTING AND
BOUNDING towards the NORTH on road reservations known as
Turquoise Close and Joy Drive towards the EAST on Turquoise Avenue
Sapphire Avenue and Section I-Phase III, Phase A-Blocks B, F and A and '
Section I Phase II of Stella Maris Subdivision and an area Reserved for
Agriculture towards the WEST on Fernandina Drive and Pitt Street towards
the SOUTH on RGacads Street, Park Reserve and Yumetta Drive and
towards the WEST on The Queen’s Highway or however else the same
may abut and bound which said lots pieces or parcels of land are more -

particularly delineated and shown bordered pink on the plan of the area

hereto annexed and marked “A”.

R. Brennen
08/02/07

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Bchanen hereby cartity that Ue plan hes bean made from

mareys meculed by me or under my parsand supervision that
both the plan and survey ere correct ond hove bean made in
cceardancs vith Ue Land Surveyors Act 1973 and the Lond

Surveyors Repdations, 1973 mate erence,

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PREPARED AT THE INSTANCE OF THE SURVEYOR CENERAL
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coastline into the ocean on a reg-

ular basis. BEC never responded
to the allegations.

Yesterday, Mr Basden revealed
that the corporation is currently
reviewing the specifications of var-
ious boilers with a view to pur-
chasing a unit.

This follows statements made
by Minister of State for Public
Utilities, Phenton Neymour, in
response to the insider’s allega-
tions, in which he claimed that he
was “vigorously addressing” defi-
ciencies at the plant.

The source claimed that as
sludge was not being disposed of,
oil releases were spilled over the
yard on a daily basis, eventually
ending up in the ground.
Yesterday Mr Basden admitted
that an oil slick — brought to the
attention of The Tribune on Sat-
urday by a concerned local —
emanated from BEC and may
have seeped from the coastline
outside of the plant.

This comes after the BEC

source claimed that the problem




of ground accumulation had
reached the stage that the corpo-
ration could no longer “hide” it,
as it is “starting to come back out.”

Mr Basden admitted that while
BEC had, since the end of May,
“heightened” its efforts to contain
spills that can seep out of the coast-
line walls at low tide, the spill may
be one example of some of the
leaked oil that occasionally escapes
containment.

According to the general man-
ager, staff at the corporation are
regularly monitoring the coastline
to check for leakages, and if any
escapes, boats will respond with
additional clean-up equipment —
as was reportedly the case in this
instance.

- Mr Basden claimed that the spill
identified over the weekend has
now been entirely cleared up.

In previous years, BEC has
sought to deflect criticism from
environmentalists and other con-
cerned citizens about oil spills in
the Clifton Pier area, repeatedly
asking that the corporation not be
made an easy “scapegoat” for the
leakages that, the corporation
claimed, could have originated

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The failure of any entity to
admit responsibility for certain
spills had led to a situation where
oil slicks were being allowed to
disperse across the ocean unabat-
ed.

Since the May 2nd election
there has been a re-focusing of
attention on the issue of oil spills.
Mr Neymour announced in June,
following the publication of a pre-
vious set of photographs in The
Tribune showing a large oil slick
outside the plant, that the govern-
ment was spending close to
$500,000 on oil spill response
equipment, and aimed to strength-
en oil response contingency plans
“within BEC in particular.” ;

Mr Basden said it is hoped that
the boiler will be able to dispose of
not only what BEC produces, but
also other unwanted oil products,
such as that coming from gas sta-
tions and when members of the

public have their oil changed in,

their vehicles.

“There is no facility here in the
country that really addresses that,”
said Mr Basden.

The specifications of the boiler
are being reviewed to ensure that it
will be capable of handling the
amount of waste product that is
intended.

Mr Basden said that the poten-
tial purchasing of the unit is part of
an effort on behalf of the corpora-
tion to fulfil its role as a “good cor-
porate citizen.”




















































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Chandra wins
Bahamas’ first
medal at Pan Am

FROM page one

medal chart, although up to that
point, no Bahamian had
achieved the feat. It was obvi-
ously a typographical error.
There was no need to change it
after Sturrup crossed the line.

The 36-year-old captain of
the Bahamian women’s team,
who was coming off a turbulent
two-year period, stumbled out
of the blocks first for a false
start that was blamed on the
field.

After regaining her compo-
sure, she settled in and faded
down the stretch in 11.29 sec-
onds to add to the gold she won
in the century at the 1999
Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

Americans Mikele Barber,
running a Pan Am record at
11.02 seconds and her team-
mate, Mechelle Lewis, silver
medalist in 11.24, were a couple
of steps ahead of her.

Sturrup's medal had placed
the Bahamas tied for 18th spot

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Barbados, Haiti, Honduras,
Nicaragua and Uruguay at that
point, all bronze. She just want-
ed her own to be a different
colour.

"I'm not pleased with the
time and I'm not pleased with
the medal either," she told
Bahamian reporters in the
mixed zone where the athletes
are interviewed after their race.

"I had the opportunity to win
the race and I didn't do it."

About the false start, Sturrup
said she just regained her com-
posure, got back in the blocks
and threw everything out of the
window.

Jokingly when asked about
the false start, she said: "I guess
the older you get."

But she admitted that she
blew the race from the 50 metre
mark.

"It's great," she said about
winning the Bahamas' first
medal at these games before
she countered: "No, we won
one already. I see the Bahamas
and it had one yesterday (Tues-
day).

"Well, it's great, knowing
that I'm the first. Hopefully
there will be some more."

Looking back at the race,
Sturrup said she never saw the
Americans until "they passed
me.”

When asked what she's going
to do to celebrate, Sturrup said:
"Celebrate! This isn't no cele-
bration. I wanted to win and I
wanted to run a better time. But
we could get our per diem. For a

medal, I could get some cash in

’ hand because I haven't worked

in a year and the bank book is
kind of low."

Sturrup was referring to the
fact that the athletes have not
received any per diem from the
Bahamas Olympic Association,
which is responsible for the
team at the games.

For Sturrup, this one was a
little special. Her mother, Deb-.
bie Dean, who was normally her
biggest support in the stands in
her previous international
meets, died recently of cancer.

"She's always popping up to
these games, but about a week
before, it really kind of got to
me," she said. "I don't know
what will happen when I get
onto the podium, but I felt it a
long time."

She held back tears on the
podium as the medal presenta-
tion took place in the rain after
the completion of the men's 100
final.

Bahamas track team manager
Ralph McKinney said he's elat-
ed for Sturrup because she’s
had her share of challenges over
the last two years and "this is
definitely her road back.

"Her coming here is going
to give her the confidence to go
back to where she was before."

McKinney, however, said it
will certainly motivate the rest
of the team, including the mem-
bers competing on the women's
4x 100 relay.

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recovery’ at Morton Salt

Company on target to re-start salt harvesting and re-hire 52 laid-off workers by second week in August

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

orton Salt’s
salt inventory
will take “two
to three”
os years to
recover from the unusually
heavy rainfall that has decimat-
ed production at Inagua’s key
economic engine, the firm’s
managing director telling The
Tribune yesterday that the com-
pany planned to resume har-
vesting within the second week
of August and re-hire 52 tem-
porarilly laid-off workers,
Glenn Bannister said: “We
are taking a salt reading on the
25th, On that day each month,
our guys go to ‘the pond and
measure the cake in the salt
pans.
“We know that August is one
of the best months for salt
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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE
Bahamas
Electricity |g
Corporation
(BEC) sus-
tained a
$1.9 million
loss in its
last finan-
cial year,
the minister
of state for
public utili-
ties said, blaming cuts in the
basic electricity rate approved
under the former government
for costing the company $55m
in revenues over three years.

Phenton Neymour told the
House of Assembly that the
“haphazard” reduction in
BEC’s basic electricity rate

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growth, We feel very strongly
that we will start-up by the sec-
ond week in August,

“We plan to be up and oper-
ating by then, and all persons
on lay-off will be back to work

‘by August 7. Hopefully, we can

put everything behind us,’

Currently, Morton Salt has
temporarily laid-off some 52
workers, or some 50 per cent of
its non-managerial/supervisory
staff,

Mr Bannister said the
remainder, plus 26 managerial
staff, were performing “very
criticalk work” as they waited
for harvesting to resume, such
as working the brine, measuring
salt and servicing the ship that
brought all Morton Salt and the

island’s much-needed supplies *

from Florida, reloading it with
salt to send back.

However, Mr Bannister said

it would “take two to three



Basic rate cuts
cost BEC $55m.



_ first year alone,

* Minister says BEC made
$1.9m loss in last‘financial
year, with this projected to
rise to $38m by 2009

* Claims tariff cuts cost
$17m in first year

* Roberts hits back, stressing
reduction pushed by Board
and BEC management

reduced the corporation’ § Tev-
enues by $17 million in the

“Each year since, revenues
have decreased, and revenue
losses for the past year are
estimated to be $20 million
and some $55 million over a
3-year period,” Mr Neymour
said.

SEE page 8

years to grow back the salt
inventory” that had been
depleted by the absence of
growth this year, due to the
unusually heavy rainfall Inagua
experienced between Septem-
ber 2006 and March 2007.

“We've got to build up our
inventory in the pans,” Mr Ban-
nister explained, pointing out
that the three-inches-per-year
salt growth that Morton Salt
normally experienced had been
wiped out by this year’s rain-
fall.

That three-inch growth

equated to about one million
tonnes per year, but the com-
pany usually harvested 1,2 mil-
lion tonnes per annum for
export. However, this year,
Morton Salt is projecting that
it will harvest only about

. 600,000 tonnes, half of what it

normally produces, corre-

sponding to a 50-per cent reduc- |

_ tion in revenues.

Mr Bannister said Inagua had
sustained three times its normal
rainfall between September and
March, receiving 35 inches com-

‘pared to the normal 10 to 12

inches,

“That’s what made this par-
ticular period so difficult,” Mr-
Bannister said, “The rainfall has
now fallen off. July and August
have been the best months for
rainfall. We expect to get an
inch of salt growth this month,
and another inch next month,
so that we get enough salt
growth to harvest through to
December or even further,”

However, Mr Bannister said
Inaguaysyally received an aver-
age 10-12 inches of rain
between September and
November. “That will play a
part,” he added, “That’s going
to impact salt growth and play
into the picture of how we go.”

Mr Bannister questioned why
the Bahamas Industrial, Man-
ufacturers and Allied Workers
Union had not accepted the
inclusion of a work-week reduc-
tion to three days, in the event
of a poor salt harvest, in the
recently-signed industrial agree-
ment between the two sides,

He explained that if there was
not enough salt cake in the
pans, and no maintenance work

’ for staff to do, Morton Salt

would have no option but to

resort to temporary lay-offs

should such a situation occur
again,

“They didn’t take it,” Mr
Bannister said of the reduced
work-week option, “We told
them that if they didn’t take it,
the only option was lay-offs,
Now we have laid people off
temporarily, and they’re com-
plaining,”

The new industrial agreement

will govern relations between
Morton Salt and the union for
five years, effective 2005
through 2009.

The new agreement will
secure more than 17 per cent in
wage increases over the five-
year period, Union employees
also received a one-time sign-
ing bonus of $400, and secured’a
total wage increase for a five-
year period of 20,3 per cent
including back pay.

Acting pay is to be 40 per
cent of the differential between
the employee’s current rate of
pay and the employee’s rate of
pay for whom he or she is stand-
ing in for, for all hours worked,
* Responsibility pay is to be 70
per cent of the differential
between the employee’s current
rate of pay and the employee’s
rate of pay for whom the
employee is replacing for all





Nassau to rely
on 94% reverse
osmosis water

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas will become
increasingly reliant on reverse
osmosis:plants to produce its
water, the minister of state for
public utilities said, with desali-
nated water set to account for
93 per cent of water produced
in New Providence by 2013,

Phenion Neymour told the
House of Assembly that on
New Providence, in 2003 the
ratio of groundwater to desali-
nated water was 79 per cent to
21 per cent. '

In 2013, the ratio of ground-
water to desalinated water is
projected to be 7 per cent to 93
per cent. In the Family Islands
in 2006, the ratio of groundwa-
ter to desalinated water was 73
per cent to 27 per cent, but by
the end of 2007, this should
change to 68 per cent to 32 per
cent

Mr Neymour said proposed
development plans will further
reduce the reliance on ground-
water, changing the ratio to 60

4

per cent to 40 per cent,

“It should also be noted that
Grand Bahama and Grand
Bahama Utility Company sup-
plies are excluded from these
figures, Presently, about 95 per
cent of water supplied in Grand
Bahama comes from ground-
water, This will decrease as pro-
jects develop,” he added,

Mr Neymour said: “In the
Speech from the Throne, this
Government promised to adopt
a policy of retaining ownership
of all Government-owned
water-bearing land as part of
the Bahamian patrimony,”

He added that the amount of
land required, and the cost of
building wellfields, is increas-
ing.

“Land is becoming more and
more costly in the Bahamas,
and on many islands there are
serious conflict issues when it
comes to land use,” Mr Ney-
mour said.

“When the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation planned to use
groundwater for expanded

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li By NEIL HARTNELL ~
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMAS-domiciled International
Business Companies (IBCs) contribute just
over $50 million per annum to this nation’s
gross domestic product (GDP), a Central
Bank of the Bahamas study has found, an
almost $25 million decline from the ‘pre-
blacklisting’ peak with no signs of a “dis-
cernible recovery” yet,

The study, released yesterday, estimat-
ed that IBCs contributed $51 million to the
Bahamian economy in 2004 through a com-
bination of government revenues and pri-
vate sector fees, “compared to a peak near
$75 million in 2000”,

The Central Bank said its findings placed
“a conservative estimate on the direct con-
tribution of IBC activities to the economy of

hours worked,

Bahamas down $25m on pre-2000 IBC gains

* Central Bank study says ‘no discernible recovery yet’ .
* IBC industry adds just over $50m to Bahamian
? GDP off from pretchiet $75m

the Bahanigi in the low $50 million range
during 2005,

“This was reduced from an estimated
peak in the low to mid-$70 million range in
2000, the year before the full impact of the
new legislation was felt, Revenue decline
paralleled the sizeable fall-off in annual
company incorporations, while a lesser por-
tion of the losses was due to the reduction in
the number of companies on the Bahamian’
register.”

While “a discernible recovery has not yet
emerged” when it came to IBC numbers

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these indicators had stabilised compared
to the 2001-2003 period, when the finan-
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adjusting to the post-2000 laws and abolition
of bearer shares,

“Medium-term prospects are favoured
by the new Investments Funds Act 2003,
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Prevention better than cure on employee theft

as theft become nor-
mal and honesty
become abnormal? Is

crime out of control, or are we as
citizens able to manage this
problem? The first months of
2007 as it pertains to crime may
lead us to believe otherwise,
As mentioned a few weeks
ago, we have seen a major
increase in the amount of crimi-
nal activity. The police really
have their hands full. But is
crime a police problem? Take,
for example, the repair man - be
he a plummer or mechanic, Is
the fact that your septic tank is
backed up or your car is unable
to start really the problem of the
fix-it-guy? When we consider
this, it seems that the issue may
have been transferred to the
police, but crime is really our
problem, So, what are we going
to do in a realistic attempt to
solve the problem? There are
many suggested solutions, pri-

marily focused on the concept
of harsher penalties, more police
and ‘swift justice’.

The public calls for longer sen-
tences and hangings. These
remedies, I feel, are at the other
end of the spectrum, similar to
using a bigger mop to soak up
the spill. However, my concern is
how we prevent the spill in the
first place.

Phillip Purpura, in his book
Security and Loss Prevention,
says: “In many businesses, so
many people are stealing that
those who do not steal are the
deviants and outcast: theft
becomes normal and honest
becomes abnormal.”

What makes people steal is
the question this article will
attempt to unravel, as it is key to
managing the problem, The old
adage; ‘Walking in one’s shoes

. to see how they think’ is essen-

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Aside from crime statistics
provided by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, and studies done
by other groups such as the
Coalition of Private Sector
Organisations, there is very little
documented information about
employee theft in the Bahamas,

Psychologists, sociologists and
criminologists have struggled for
years to understand and describe
the motivations of dishonest
individuals, These disciplines
have provided numerous stud-
ies in an effort to identify per-
sonality traits and characteris-
tics most frequently associated
with theft or fraud, They have
also attempted to identify social

forces and environmental fac-
tors that contribute to, or might
explain, why certain individuals
are dishonest and others are not,
Only recently have these studies
been directed to white collar
crime, as the focus has been on
violent crimes such as rapes,
murders and bank robberies,

This all changed when, in the
early 1980s, researchers from the
University of Minnesota, John
Clark and Richard Hollinger,
published the results of an exten-
sive three-year study they con-
ducted on employee theft. This
landmark study identified five
characteristics to explain the
phenomenon of employee theft,
They are:

1. External Economic

Pressures

Prior to this study, the most
frequent explanation of employ-
ee theft was that employees stole
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they had a personal problem
involving alcohol, gambling, illic-
it affairs or similar situations,
This position asserts that “when
economic pressures become
great, people may turn to ille-
gitimate means to achieve social-
ly acceptable goals”.

Clark and Hollinger observed '

that the connections between
the nature of economic needs
and the manner in which the
stolen materials satisfy those
needs had not yet been estab-
lished,

2. Youth and Work

Another commonly-expressed
theory stated that younger
employees are simply not as
honest or hardworking as pre-
vious generations, Cited were
two studies of retail employees
caught in the act of stealing mer-

chandise, Both studies indicat-.-

ed a disproportionate number
of younger, newly-hired employ-
ees were involved in theft, How-
ever, no clear and convincing
evidence existed to confirm this
theory,

3. Opportunity

The opportunity to steal items
of value was considered one of
the primary factors in employee
theft by security practitioners. It
was generally held that every
employee is tempted to steal
from his employer at one time or
another during their career,
based on the opportunity to
steal, This theory was also never

empirically studied until Clark

and Hollinger’s research in 1983,

4. Job Dissatisfaction

The idea that there is a cause
and effect between job dissatis-
faction and employee theft had
not been included in most stud-
ies of workplace theft until Clark
and Hollinger. The theory sug-
gests that the company from
whom employees steal may
influence such theft because
management, directly or indi-
rectly, is responsible for job dis-
satisfaction based on the per-
ceptions of their employees,

5, Social Control

The social control theory sug-
gests that the broadly-shared for-
mal and informal social struc-
ture within a company greatly
influences whether theft persists
or not. Although not empirical-
ly tested until Clark and
Hollinger’s study, it emphasised

the role individual work group

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norms played in deterring work-
place theft,

In addition, there was evi-
dence in existing studies that the-
orised a relationship between
supervisors/management and
employees in deterring or
encouraging theft behaviour,

Both theories are similar to -
the deterrence doctrine, which
assumes the threat of negative
social sanctions from the com-
pany or law can impact the
amount of theft in the compa-
ny, In essence, employees will
be more likely to steal if they
perceive the threat of detection
and/or punishment for this
behaviour to be weak or non-
existent,

Regardless,. the two primary
objectives here are to reduce
theft and fraud in the workplace.
The company must be clear on
identifying and punishing unac-
ceptable behaviour. As a résult,
regulations regarding theft by
employees must be clear and fre-
quently reiterated to ensure they
are understood by all employ-
ees,

In my opinion, the message
concerning loss prevention and
penalties resulting from such ~
action is lost - or even neglected
- during pre-employment orien-
tations for new staff, never again
to be addressed until someone is
actually caught stealing,

Companies cannot rely solely
on negative sanctions from soci-
ety to apply to the workplace.
Individual sanctions within the
company are important to help
mold the culture and make cer-
tain expectations clear, Enforc-
ing the sanctions must also be
uniform,

It takes only one incident in
which managerial employees are
given preferential treatment to
undermine the entire policy,
Negative sanctions for theft must
apply to everyone in order to be
effective, and management must
be prepared to uniformly dis-
pense discipline.

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Stocks
plunge on
subprime
concerns

» BY LAUREN VILLAGRAN

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wall Street
pulled back sharply ‘Tuesday as
investors dealt with disappoint-
ing earnings reports and

_ renewed concerns about the
- mortgage lending market. The
Dow Jones industrials fell more
than 200 points.
DuPont was the Dow’s big-
gest loser after the chemical
_ maker reported its second-quar-
ter profit growth was flat; as
improving sales abroad bal-
_ anced the ongoing weakness in |
the U.S. housing and automo- ~
_ tive markets. Fellow Dow com-_
_ ponent American Express said —

“late Monday its quarterly profit

climbed 12 percent on record

card member spending.

_. Tuesday’s retreat was not

surprising considering that the
market’s move into record terri-
tory came before profit reports

_ were released in earnest. Many ..
investors bet that reports would |

- be more upbeat than they have

turned out to be. In addition, a

profit warning from mortgage
«lender. Countrywide Financial.

_ Tuesday reminded investors
“that ‘troubles in the Poa
“narket persist.

The Dow gave up 226.47, or

1.62 percent, to 13,716.95. The

drop was the average’s biggest ©

since March 13, also amid con-

- cerns that the subprime woes
could infect the broader lending
landscape.

Other major stock indicators
also suffered steep declines.

_ The Standard & Poor’s 500
index shed 30.53, or 1.98 percent,

to 1,511.04. The Nasdaq compos-
ite index lost 50.72, or 1.89 per-

cent,closing at 2,639.86. a

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by nearly 10 to

‘lon the New York Stock ~
~ Exchange, where volume came
to almost 2 billion shares, com-
_ pared with 1.52 billion Monday: —

The stock market will likely
be driven by company earnings

‘reports over the next two
weeks, he said, as investors try
. to get a sense of how well cor-
porate profits will hold up.

The steady flow of earnings
reports dictated Wall Street’s
direction on Tuesday, after five
back-and-forth sessions that

.. saw markets rise one day only
to fall the next.

DuPont and American
Express both sank after their.
earnings reports. DuPont tum-
bled $3.36, or 6.3 percent, to
$49.90, while American Express
dropped $3.49, or 5.4 percent, to
$61.17.

McDonald’s, the world’s:
largest restaurant chain, posted
a loss after taking a charge for
the sale of its Latin Américan
outlets. The Dow stock fell 95
cents to $51.55.

In what is perhaps a signal to
Wall Street of more woes to
come in the mortgage lending
market, Countrywide Financial
posted sharply lower second-
quarter profit and slashed its
earnings forecast as mortgage
banking earnings were cut in
‘half. Its shares declined $3.56, or
10.5 percent, to $30.50.

Meanwhile, oil prices
receded further from last
week’s ll-month highs. Light,
sweet crude gave up $1.33 to end
at $73.56 on the Nymex.

-The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies dipped 23.76,
or 2.84 percent, to 811.86.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
-stock average fell 0.21 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped

_ 1.90 percent, Germany’s DAX
index fell 1.73 percent, and

France’s CAC-40 fell

1.69 percent.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007

TELECOM

|BUSINESS |



INTERNATIONAL EDITION




AT&T earnings up 61%: iPhone sales disappoint

BY MICHELLE ROBERTS
Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO — AT&T’s earn-
ings jumped 61 percent in the second-
quarter, driven mostly by its acquisi-
tion of BellSouth but also boosted by
new wireless subscribers and better
sales to large business customers.
The nation’s largest provider of

‘broadband Internet and land and

wireless phone services said Tuesday
that 146,000 subscribers activated
new iPhones in the first 30 hours of
sales as the quarter closed — news
that seemed to disappoint Apple
investors a day ahead of that compa-
ny’s earnings release. The hotly
anticipated device that combines.
phone, media player and Web-surf-
ing capabilities can only be used on

| ON THE RISE: United Airlines reported its biggest quarterly profit in seven years, a gain that reflected
| fuller summer flights, cost reductions and especially strong results from its international flights.

Fuller flights send United’s
profit to best since 2000

BY DAVE CARPENTER
Associated Press

CHICAGO — United Airlines is
flying high again — especially over-
seas.

| United parent UAL reported its

| most profitable quarter in seven

| years Tuesday, a $274 million sec-

| ond-quarter profit that reflected

| increased capacity on international

| routes as well as fuller U.S. flights
and lower costs.

JetBlue Airways also posted
| solid second-quarter earnings, but
| its 50 percent profit increase was
| tempered by the announcement

that it plans to slow its growth in

the wake of the February ice-storm
debacle.

The better- -than-expected earn-
| ings by UAL, for years an industry
| laggard financially, reinforced that
| carriers are benefiting more than in
past years from the busy summer
travel season. Like United, many
have restructured to reduce:idomes-
tic flights and trim costs.

Among other U.S. carriers in the
latest quarter, American Airlines
parent AMR posted a $317 million
profit last week, Delta Air Lines
earned $1.77 billion or $274 million
excluding bankruptcy-related
items, Southwest Airlines netted
$278 million and Continental Air-
' lines earned $228 million.
Chicago-based UAL had its best
| quarter since earning $408 million

in the second quarter of 2000,

before it spiraled into a lengthy

decline that landed it in Pankraptey

from 2002-06.

The results easily topped Wall
Street estimates and more than
doubled the company’s earnings
from a year ago, when it finished in
the black for the first time since
2000. Its stock surged.

United has prospered in part by
cutting domestic capacity earlier
this year, which has meant existing
flights are carryng more passen-
gers. It filled 89.1 percent of its
seats last month, the highest ever
for June.

It also is increasingly focusing
on its more profitable international

AT&T’s network as part of exclusive
deal between the companies.

For the quarter that ended June 30,
AT&T said net income rose to $2.9
billion, or 47 cents per share, from
$1.81 billion, or 46 cents per share in
the prior year’s quarter. Wireless
subscribers rose by 1.5 million to 63.7
million, AT&T said.

A tiny amount of that growth was
driven by the iPhone introduction,
with more than 40 percent of the
early iPhone activations done by new
AT&T subscribers. Sales continue to
be strong in July, the company said.

“We’re elated with the iPhone
launch,” said Chief Financial Officer
Rick Lindner in an interview Tues-
day.

iPhone buyers sign two-year con-



network, including rolling out a
revamped international business
class cabin this week featuring
cushier seats that recline flat and
allow long-haul business travelers
to sleep lying down.

International passenger revenue
climbed 16 percent in the quarter
while North American revenue fell
2 percent, for an overall increase of
more than 4 percent despite flat
capacity growth.

United registered improvement
to its operating costs, which have
been among the highest of any U.S.
airline for years. Costs per average
seat mile, excluding fuel and sever-
ance charges, declined 0.5 percent
from the second quarter of 2006
and operating expenses were
reduced by $177 million.

Chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton.
said the results showed solid
momentum across the board.

JetBlue, a low-cost carrier that
had been expanding rapidly,
increased revenue by 19 percent
but missed Wall Street’s estimate
by a penny a share.

The Forest Hills, N.Y.-based
company said net income grew to
$21 million, or 11 cents a’share, in
the second quarter, from $14 mil-
lion, or 8 cents a share. Revenue
rose to $730 million from $612 mil-
lion a year earlier.

JetBlue said it will take delivery
of three fewer airplanes this year
and will sell three planes from its
fleet. New CEO Dave Barger has
said he thinks JetBlue’s February
storm meltdown was caused, in
part, by the fact that the company
grew too fast.

“Slowing capacity growth will
allow us to strengthen our balance
sheet and facilitate earnings
growth,” Barger said.

But slower growth doesn’t mean
no growth. JetBlue will continue
entering 2 to 4 cities a year, he said.

United shares rose $2.45, or 5.2
percent, to $49.69 in afternoon
trading while JetBlue’s fell 22 cents
to $11.08.

AP Business Writer John Wilen in
New York contributed to this report.

tracts and have higher-than-average
rate plans and will likely continue to
boost demand for wireless data ser-
vices, an area of business that saw
strong growth during the second
quarter, he said.

AT&T shares rose 20 cents to
$40.23 on Tuesday afternoon after
dropping at first, but Apple shares
dropped $3.43, or 2.4 percent, to
$140.27.

Lindner noted that AT&T’s num-
bers represented activation rates,
which are different from the number
of units sold.

Analysts, too, said any reaction of
first-day sales of the iPhone were
probably unfair.

“The activations might have been
a little light, but I’m not necessarily





: any other airlines, according o

don’t show up. When they —

PAUL SAKUMA/AP FILE, 2006

egional partners would be
. Se affected ‘by th e

to recent DOT reports. See
Airlines have been bump-
ing passengers for decades _
because they typically over-
book flights to allow for pas-
sengers who reserve seats but

- end up with more passengers —
than open seats, most airlines —

try to get some passengers to ©
give up their seats by offering ©
cash vouchers or other
incentives. é

The government requires

that airlines compensate pas-
sengers who are involuntarily |
bumped.



sure you can read a lot into that,” said
Christopher King, an analyst for Sti-
fel Nicolaus & Co.

The quarter overall was in line
with expectations, he said.

Excluding acquisition costs,
AT&T had earnings of 70 cents, up
from 58 cents per share for the same
three months last year and above the
67 cents average estimate of analysts
polled by Thomson Financial.

Revenue for the quarter was $29.5
billion, up from $15.8 billion in the
year-earlier quarter.

' Revenue growth continues to be
driven by wireless data use for ser-
vices like messaging, downloads and ,
laptop connectivity. Revenue from
that business was up 67 percent for
the quarter to $1.7 billion.

CHINA

US. firm
to build
Chinese
nuclear
plants

BY JOE McDONALD
Associated Press

BEIJING — Westinghouse Electric
signed deals Tuesday to build four
nuclear power plants in China and to
transfer technology for its newest
reactor to a Chinese partner, a cost of
gaining a foothold in the country’s
fast-growing industry.

Westinghouse President Steve
Tritch described the deal for third-
generation AP1000 reactors as “mul-
tibillion-dollar contracts,” but said
the Chinese buyers asked the com-
pany not to disclose details.

The deal calls for Westinghouse to
hand over technology for the AP1000
to China’s government-owned State
Nuclear Power Technology, making
it the basis for Chinese efforts to
develop a nuclear industry. :

“The signing of these contracts is

a grand event for the development of
China’s nuclear industry,” Chinese
Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan told Tritch
before the contract-signing cere-
mony.
_ Westinghouse, headquartered in
the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville,
Pa., was acquired last year by Japan’s
Toshiba Corp., which holds a 77 per-
cent stake. Westinghouse said the
Chinese deal would créate or sustain
at least 5,000 jobs in the United
States. Shaw also said it would pro-
vide engineering and other services
on the Chinese power projects, and
its said its share of the work would be
worth about $700 million.

U.S., European and Russian sup-
pliers of nuclear power technology
have all been vying to land contracts
in China, where as many as 32
nuclear plants are expected to be
built by 2020 as it tries to meet surg-
ing power demands while cutting
emissions and reducing reliance on
imported oil.

Both American and French politi-
cians lobbied Beijing hard on behalf
of their companies.

China is the world’s second-larg-
est power consumer after the United
States and the third-largest oil
importer.

China has 11 nuclear reactors in
operation, all based on technology
one generation behind the new Wes-
tinghouse model. Three were built
with Chinese technology, while oth-
ers use Russian, French or Canadian
know-how.

The new Westinghouse plants are
to be built in pairs in the eastern cit-
ies of Sanmen in Zhejiang province
and Haiyang in Shandong province,
both rapidly growing areas. Con-
struction is to start in 2009 and reac-
tors are scheduled to come on line
between 2013 and 2015, Westinghouse
said.

Westinghouse says the AP1000 is
superior to previous reactors because
it uses less cable, piping and valves,
cutting costs and reducing the need
for large cooling towers and other
expensive equipment. The company
says it increases safety by using grav-
ity instead of mechanical pumps to
deliver cooling water to the reactor
in an emergency.



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AlliBern 83.50 -3.85 CIBC g 90.58 -1.22 EverestRe 104.25 -4.83 Kellogg 51.77 -.44 Novartis 54.67 = -.02 Telus g 58.74 -.62 i
Allianz 22.34 = -.80 CdnNRyg 55.10 -2.61 Exelon 75.94 — -4.43 Keycorp 35.65 -.57 NovoNdk 109.00 -1.62 Templein 62.48 -1.76 SOUTH AMERICA / CANADA
Aldirish 53.13 -2.03 CdnNRsg 69.36 = -3.16 Expedia 25.75 — -.96 KeySpan 41.56 -.07 Nucor 56.96 . -1.64 | Tenaris 48.45 -1.87 Buenos Aires Merval. 2241.43. -62.00 -2.69% W A Allstate 55.80 -1.73 | CPRwyg 80.56 -2.28 | Expdintl, 46.15 © -94 | KimbClk 6829 +81 | Nvidia 44.35 -1.20 | Terex 8855-224 | saxico City Bol STARS IES ROR IES: SOR eo. Wiaben
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AlteraCp if 2450 -42 | CapOne 75.36 -2.69 | ExxonMbl 90.84 -2.60 | KindME 54.90 -45 | OffeDpt 2873 -89 | Tesoros 51.37 -3.49 | S@0PaoloBovespa | 55794.57 -2241.60 -3.86% VY A A +25.46%
‘Altrias «68.06 -1.56 | CardniHith 67.38 -91 | FPLGrp 57.50 -235 | Kinrossg 13.77 ~-33 | Omnicms. 5341 -41 | TevaPhrm 43.44 -17 | Toronto S&P/TSX 14068.16 -400.17 -277% WV A A +8,98%
Alumina 28.30 9-75 Carnival 45.77 = -1.13 FannieM If 62.81 -1.96 Kohls 64.14 ~—-.89 Oracle 20.64 -.14 Texinst 36.46 = -1.72
Alchinas 49.70 +02 | CarnUK 4499 -98 | Fastenal 46.30 -.73 | Kookmin 93.75 -1.76 | Orix 125.09 -94 | Textron 121.80 -3.70 | ASIA
AmBevC 73.88 -2.74 | CarolinaGp 77.46 +99 | FedExCp 113.39 -2.24 | KoreaElc 25.23 -.24 | PG&ECp 44.63 -182 | ThermoFis 51.64 -68 | Seoul Composite 1992.26 = -0.79-0.04% A A A +38.89%
AmBev 74.00 -2.94 Caterpillar 81.66. -.34 Fiat 31.05 = -1.58 Kraft 34.84 = -.77 PNC 68.68 -2.18 Thomson 43.44 ~ -.06 Singapore Straits Times 3665.13 +29.78 +0.82% A A A +22.75%
ce 69.25 -2.49 Celanese 3853 +.51 FidNinfo 55.84 = -.44 Kroger 27.16 — -.83 POSCO eee -5.15 | 3MCo 89.69 -1.18 Sydney All Ordinaries 6455.50 +27.70 +0.43% A& A A +14.37%
AmbacF 76.14 -4.20 | Celgene 56.69 -.74 | FifthThird 37.54 -1.24 | Kubota 43.93 -112. | PPG 1.20 -1.00 | Tiffany 5217-171 ipei Tai
Amdocs 38.07 +19 | Cemex 3433 -54 | FirstDatas 32.15 -22 | Kyocera’ 105.08 -117 | PPLCorp 47.64 -154 | TWcablen 4155 -30 as ne iat eer oe eee, ng eee Sana
Ameren 50.19 -154 | Cemigpfs 21.04 -1.09 | FstSolarn 107.16 -159 | L-3Com 100.30 -139 | Paccars 92.71 -4.51 | TimeWarn 2037 -10 |» > a”g"a! snangnat : Seen ey a Se eae
AMovilL 63.07 -2.25 | ChesEng 34.30 -1.46 | FTSpcFnn 17.76 -70 | LGPhilips 22.95. -90 | ParkHan 102.75 -1.68 | Trchmrk 64.55 -1.40
AMovilA 62.90 -2.24 | Chevron 89.85 -2.72 | FirstEngy 64.10 -2.99 | LabCp 78.42 -.36 | Paychex 4251 -.50 | TorDBkg 69.09 -57
AmCapStr 41.27 -2.10 | ChinaLfes 59.95 -1.15 | Fiserv 54.70 -1.27 | LafargeSA 43.48 -.90 | PeabdyE 43.11 -2.73 | TotalSA 81.01 -2.68
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AmExp 61.17. -3.49 | ChinaNet 51.90 -234 | Fluor 118,38 -2.89 | LVSands 82.42 -.36 | PennWstg 32.24 -97 | TrCdag 37.65 °-.38 12-MO 12-M0 12-MO
AmintGpif 67.71 -1.14° | ChinaPet 103.71 -3.46.| FEMSAs 37.80 -.79 | LeapWirels 96.63 -1.70 | Penney 72.10 -2.03 | Transocn 115.37 -.59 | NAME NAV CHG %RTN | NAME NAV CHG %RTN | NAME NAV CHG %RTN
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AmTower 43.42 -1.30 | ChinaUni ~ 17.94 -46 | Forestlab 44.96 +32 | LehmanBr 66.34 -251 .| PepsiCo 66.26. -.33 | Tribune | 27.17 .-1.00 | AIM Fidelity Spartan RiverSource
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AnalogDev 36.80 -1.03 | CitrixSylf 37.28 -.18 | FMCG 95.00 -3.99 | LibtyMintA 22.30 -.40 | PhiILD 59.02 -.83 | UPMKy 24.03 63. | BondA m ‘13.17 -.01. +61 | FrankTemp-Franklin T Rowe Price
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AnglogidA 44.61 -.76 | Clearch 2849 +11 | Fujifilm 4378 -.83 | LillyEli 57.17 PitnyBw 47.09 -.80 | UltraPtg 53.90 -1.79 | CpWidGrlA m47.06 -.78431.7|FedTFA m 11.94 ... +44 CapApprec 21.98 -.30 +185
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AonCorp 40.18 -.78 | Coach 49.00 -.05 | Gannett 50.21 -154 | LincNat 64.52 -1.94 | PlumCrk 40.90 -1.19 | UnilevNV 31.72 -.79_—-| ‘FundminvA m44.56 -.87+24.4|IncomeC m 2.72 -.04+15.4] Eqtyinc 31.07 -.66 +22.0
Apache 8436-202 | CocaCE 23.64 -.09 | Gap 17.97 -.49 | LinearTch 36.51 -79 | PoloRL 96.79 -244 | Unilever 32.92 -78 | GrowAmerA m36.46 -.58+22.9 | IncomeAdv 2.69 -.04+15.9! GrowStk 34,76 -.61 +265
ApolloGrp 6363 -38 | CCFemsa 46.40 -75 | Garmins 80.16 -.48 | LloydTSB 45.96 -1.00 | PortglTel 14.14 -31 | UnionPac 12499 -2.33 aoe Les a oA FrankTemp-Mutual Intlstk 18.61 -32 431.3
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ApldMatl 21.31 += -.13 | CocaCl 53.22 -42 | GenDynam 80.30 -.90 | Loews 50.33 -130 | PwShsQQQ 49.33 ~74 | UtdMicro 3.40 =12 | inycoAmA m 3619 -554197 |Sharee7 2828 344234 | MidCpGr 62.63 -1.30 +30.0
ArcelorMit 65.16 -1.81 | CogTech 83.26 -180 | GenElec 40.22 .-.60 | Lowes’ 2892 ~-.51 | Praxair 71.19 -.71 | UPSB 7468 +14 | MutualA m 3134 -614214| FrankTemp-Templeton NewHoriz 35.16 -.77 +21.0
ArchDan 36.14 -.59 | ColgPal 68.25 -.43. | GnGrthPrp 50.10 -.78 | Luxottica 37.40 -1.03 | PrecCastpt 132.00 -3.35 | USBancrp 30.90 -.85 | NewEconA m 29.64 -.42+30.4|FynA m 15.47 -.15+29.9| Newincome 878... 45.6
ArchstnSm 5894 -.22 | Comcasts 2831 -54 | GenMills 57.15 -111 | Lyondell 45.90 35 | PriceTR 51.42 -1.92 | USCellular 100.25 -1.74 | NewPerspA m35.78 -61+294| Foreqls 30.55 34 439,2| SMCPStk 35.96. -82 +16.7
Assurant 52.33 -2.05 | Comcesps 2814 -52 | GnMotr 3465 -47 | M&TBk 10555 -2.77 | Prideintl 38.74 -1.34 | USSteel 106.41 +42 | NwWridA m 5831 -84+47.6|GrowthA m 2759 -35+239| Value 29.46 -.58 +24.2
AstraZen 54.65 -90 | Comerica 54.49 -1.71 | GenuPrt 49.96 +.41 | MBIA 57.08 -1.66 | PrinFncl 59.28 -166 | UtdTech 74,74 -1.48 | SmCpWIdA m47.15 -.75+42.9) Growth Ad 27.65 -.35 +24.2| Third Avenue ;
Autodesk 44.34 -.38 | CmcBNJ 35.95 -.56 | Genworth 32.10 -.51 | MEMC 58.31 -.69 | ProctGam 62.96 -38 | UtdhithGp 51.00 -.17 | WAMutInvA m37.44 -78+21.1) WorldA m 21.46 -.29 +27.3| Value 64.63 -.75 +215
AutoData 47.23 -.89 | CVRD 50.74 -236 | Genzyme 60.49 +18 | MGMMir 78.42 -2.43 | ProgrssEn 44.56 -137 | UnumGrp 24.81 -1.03 Franklin Templeton Thornburg
AutoZone 13131 -230 | CVRDpf 4316 -221 | Gerdau 26.68 -1.39 | Macys 40.84 -1,02 | ProgsvCp 21.40 -64 | VFCp 88,68 -1.27 | Intl 32.54 ~53 +319 | FndAllA m 14.66 -.20+20.4) IntlValA m 34.14 -31 +394.
AvalonBay 112.35 -2.90 | CompsBc 69.88 -12 | GileadScis 37.86 -14 | Magnalg 91.79 -1.44 | ProLogis 57.07 -1.11 | ValeroE 70.64 -2.01 oar b 497.4 | Harbor Tweedy Browne
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AveryD 63.38 -362 | ConAgra 26.26 -.41 | GlobalSFe 77.60 -.73 | Manpwi 88.60. -2.80 | PrudUK 29.23 -1.02 | Verisign 31.12 -1.00 | Bemstein | intlinst_= 71.77 -1.51 +396) Van Kampen
Avnet 42.68 -.62 ConocPhil 82.33 -3.30 GoldFLtd 17.55 -.42 Manulifgs 37.93 -.48 PSEG 87.20 -3.98 | VerizonCm 43,11 +.32 BlackRock oat ‘ ee 24.02 32 +204 ComstockA m19.93 -.36 +17.8
Avon 39.63 = -.37 ConsolEngy 42.53 -2.76 Goldcrpg 27.18 = -.29 Marathons 58.06 -3.17 PubStrg 73.61 = -1.19 ViacomB = 41.40 —-.32 GlobAlcA m 19.86 -.15+21.7 | CapAprA m 42.82 -92 +29.6| EqlncomeA m 9.46 -.14 +15.2
BASF 131.75 -3.22 | ConEd 4440-75 | GoldmanS 19815 -689 | MarintA 43.94 -93 | Publicis 44.02. 45 | VimpelCm 107.86 -364 | Giobaicc m 1875 -154207 |CpApHLSIA 59.05 -1.33 +32.4| GrowlncA m 23.28 -.50 +19.
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BCE g 38.95 -.23 Coopers 55.33 -.72 Goodyear 33.37 -1.12 Marshils = 42.55 -1.73 QstDiag 56.42 +3.62 Vodafone 32.09 -1.08 GrowA m 61.01 1.44 +25.5 | JPMorgan 500 * 139,27 -2.82 +22.0
BGGrp 81.94 -2.86 | Corning 2619 -52 | Google 514.00 +149 | MartMM 144.20 -233 | Questars 54.69 -2.66 | Volvos 21.11 + -.67_ | columbia JintrAmerS 29.96 -.66+20.5] 500Adml 139,28 -2.82 +22.1
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BHPBil plc § 61.35 -1.41 CntwdFn 30.50 -3.56 GrantPrde 54.71 -2.28 Masco 26.79 = -.59 Raytheon 54.60 -.38 VulcanM = 101.08 ~—-2.02 DFA Contrarian 19.70 -.31 +42.4| EmerMktld m 30.91 -.64 +57.2
BJ Svcs 27.11 -1.21 CoventryH 58.75 -.12 GpTelevisa 27.49 -.01 MasterCrd 158.77 -8.83 ReedEIsNV 38.26 = -.73 WPP Gp 74.28 = -1.71 EmgMktVal 43.87 -.90 +76.3 | Growinc 42.38 -.77 +23.3| Energy 71.172 -2.48 +29.2
BPPLC 72.30 -212 | Covidienn 42.13 -15 | HDFCBk 90.70 -151 | Matsush 19.18 -22 | ReedElsplc 51.25 -1.22 | Wachovia 4841 -.41 | IntISmCap 24.32 -.29 +41.3 | Janus 31.19 -.56+24.9| Europeldx 40.77. -90 +343
BT Grp 65.87 -1.69 Credicp 64.38 -2.27 HSBC 90.88 -2.08 Mattel 24.33. -.23. | .RegionsFn 31.66 = -.81 WalMart 48.02 -.09 IntlValu 25.99 -.52 +38.9 | Overseas 55.35 -.64 +57.0 Explr 81.93 -1.91 +23.6
BakrHu «82.28 -1.57 | CredSuiss 68.27 -1.83 | Hallibrn 37.24 + -.50 | Maximhif 3363 -.35 | ReliantEn 28.05 -1.61 | Walgrn 45.08 + -.57 | USLoVal 26.93 -.65+22.3 | Twenty =» 61.84 -1.35 427.4) Extngidy 1.99 -1.03 423.3
BanColum 36.09 -91 | CrwnCstle 37.87 -.08 | Hanson 110.90 +.06 | McDermint 86.20 -346 | Repsol 38.98 -111 | WAMutl 39.09 -210 | USSmVal 30.70 -.87 +20.2 | John Hancock GNMA 10.01... +54
BcBilVArg 24.88 +.02 | Cumminss 111.84 -2.85 | HarleyD 58.27 +59 | McDnids 5155 -95 | RschMotn 221.00 -&73 | WshPst 790.14 +.64 | DWS-Scudder CSC A a eo S| GNMARdm! 1001 .. #55
BcBradess 27.46 -167 | DJIADiam 137.27 -194 | Harman 116.10 -112 | McGrwH 59.79 -358 | ReutrGrp 77.11.99 | WsteMinc 39.52. -.78 | DremHRIEA mS2.62-130 +158 | Aa) ) Te ST Gingg = 26.45. -.58 $33.1
Bncoltau 47.90 -3.16 | DTE 49.50 -1.71 | HarrahE 84.24 -.64 | McKesson 5852 -.45 | ReynAms 63.75 -145 | Weathfdint 56.14 -2.93 rere a” 402 81420] (elles Rack | Sow 32.0) +53, 4747
BcoSnCH 19.01 -.36 | DaimirC 89.45 -2.50 | HarrisCorp 56.60 -1.54 | MeadWvco 34.44 -.96 | RioTinto 303.68 -12.38 | WellPoint 82.17 +58 | Nwentc m 3942 -87419.1 | IntlEqA b 49.36 -.79 439.5) HitCrAdml 64.17. -.51 +108
.BcSanChile 49.20 = -.89 Danaher 76.94 -.49 HartfdFn = 94.81 -1.40 MedcoHlth 81.15 = -.55 RockwlAut 70.68 © -1.98 WellsFgos 33.93 — -.92 NYVentY 41.55 -.92 +20.4 | IntlEql 50.47 -.80 +39,.9| HlthCare 151.98 -1.21 +10.7
BkofAm 47.15 -1.00 Darden 43.14 -.85 Heinz 45.27 —-.90 Medtrnic 51.71 = -.47 RockColl . 73.26 -1.21 | WstnUnn 21.44 +.74 Dodge & Cox Legg Mason Instidx 138.22 -2.80 +22.1
Bkirelnd 79.13 -2.61 Dassault 61.23 -1.56 HellnTel 15.44 ~ -.20 Merck 51.72 -.61 RogCmgs 48.52 -.78 | Westpac 11680 -.72 Bal 90.24 -.98+15.8 | ValueInst 82.07 -1.78 +18.4} InstPlus 138.23 -2.79 +22.1
BkMontg 66.29 -.51 Deere 125.99 -1.97 Hershey 47.45 +.16 Merrilllyn 77.11 -2.94 RoHaas 59.11 -1.21 Weyerh 79.75 -2.88 Income 12.41 ... +5.8|ValuePr b 73.27 -1.59+17.3| InstTBdld 49.58 +.02 +5.6
BKNYMel 42.93 -1.66 | Delhaize 99.74 -187 | Hertzn 2431 -06 | Metlife 63.36 -80 | Rostelelf 57.60 -98 | Whrip! 109.00 -3.22 | Intistk 49,68 -.74 +32.3 | Longleaf Partners « InstTStPl 32.89 -.69 +22.6
BkNovag 49.30 = -.12 Dellinclf 2874 -.60 Hess 64.63 -2.10 Metso 62.88 -1.99 RoyalBkg 53.99 -.68 WhtMtins 578.15 -5.21 Stock 162.75 -2.62 +21.0 | LongPart 38.68 -.58 +28.2| IntlGr 27.15 -.51 +33.3
Barclay 59.88 -.47 DeutschBk 140.65 -3.56 HewlettP 47.61 = -.82 Microchp 37.40 ~—-.40 RylCarb 39.93 -.11 WmsCos 33.16 -1.14 Excelsior Loomis Sayles IntlVal 46.02 -.87 +33.3
Bard 82.12 -47 | DeutTel 17.82 -.42 | Hilton 43.99 -78 | MicronT ° 13.05 -.39 | RoyDShIIB 82.10 -2.95 | Windstrm 1448 -28 | ValRestrA 58.99 -1.88 +27.1 | Bondl x 14.46 -.09 +11.9} LifeCon 17.16 -.15 +14.1
BarrickG 34.27. -.28 | DevDv 50.72 -89 | Hitachi 72.68 +1.72 | Microsoft 30.80 -.39 | RoyDShIIA 80.53 -2.79 | Wipro 1539 -.26 | Fidelity Lord Abbett LifeGro 25.55 -.43 +22.2
Baxter 55.09 -1.49 | DevonE 77.56 -2.75 | HomeDp 37.95 -1.01 | Milleas 41.34 +.04 | Ryanairs 3872 -.45 | Wolseley 22.75 -.81 | AstMgrs0 = 16.83 -.18+15.1 | AffiliatA m 16.09 -.35 417.7) LifeMpd 21.40 -.28 +18.1
BayerAG 73.63 -226 | Diageo 8441 -1.24 | Honda 36.82. +08 | Millicomint 85.69 -1131 | SAPAG 55.24 -1.96 | Woorin 81.10 -90 | Bal.) MGR -3AAI.G |MICCpVaIA m2437 -48 427.7) Midcp 21.91.49 +25.5
BearSt 128.85 -4.40 | DiaOffs 110.66 -2.38 | Honwllint! 60.68.77 | Mirant 39.59 -2.04 | SkTlom 2945-85. | ‘Wrigley = 56.96 -52 | Caowr” 3933 54963 | Mireta m teas -23 4157) MO” 21.18 -40 +27.1
BectDck 7448 +.03 | DirecTV 23.99 ‘-53 | Hospira 40.13 -.17 | MitsuUF) 10.71 + +.01 | SlGreen 125.95 -1.31 | Wyeth 50.30 5.70 | Capinc B95 094132 |volkeh cn eae ven ageg| MulntAdm! 13.12. +41
BedBath 35.65 -.66 | Discovern 25.00 -112,. | HostHotls 22.75 ~»56 | Mitsui 459.98 -15.98 | SLMCp 52.80 +1.87 | Wyndhamn 36.39 -2.04 | Contra 71.66 -1.35 +225 | masters’ Select “| Pacificld 13.59 -.10 +23.0
BerkHaA 110000 -300 | DiscHoldA 2483 -59 | HuanPwr 45.68 -13 | MizuhoFn 1399 +12 | STMicro 18.70 -.64 | Wynn 99.32 -195 | Discéq 31.73 -61+223 |smalertos 161 =39 4249) 76.32 -1.23 +23.6
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BestBuy 45.35 -60 | DomRes 84.98 -2.10 | Humana 65.51 -149 | Mohawk 95.01 -1.32 | Safeway 32.62 -1.27 | XTOEngy 57.69 -1.37_ ‘| Divrintl 41.80 -.75 431.5 | intiega 264-30 +25,9| 2/Cor 10.53 +.01 +5.6
Biogenidc 56.24 +149 | DonlleyRR 44.07 -99 | IACInter 3182 ~-.81 | MolsCoorsB 90.03 -1.55 | Stlude 45.12 -07 | XcelEngy 20.21 -.76 | Eglinc 61.98 -1.34 +241 | Qaimark STGradeAd 10.53 +.01 +58
Biomet 45.43.09 | Dover 51.99 -2.05 | ICICIBk 48.23 -2.13 | Monsantos 6846 -1.27 | SanDisk 57.12 +.18 | Xerox 19.3338 | Egincil = 24.99 -A5 421.1 | Fine 2789-31 +15,6| STCapldx 3497-93 4217
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Blackstnn 25.71 66 | DunBrad 102.67 -2.69 | iShMalasia 12.06 -15 | Motorola 17.71 -.12 | Sasol 39.91 -2.65 | YumBrdss 3388 ~92 | Free2g30 1695 -29 +228 | Oppenheimer Le ade 14.02 -.23 +20.8
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THE TRIBUNE

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he Central Bank of

the Bahamas has

issued a warning to

the Bahamian pub-

lic not to give out any bank

account or other personal infor-

mation to senders of fake

‘phishing’ e-mails, one of which

claims falsely to be from the
bank’s deputy governor.

In a notice placed on the

bank’s website, officials said

solicitations via e-mail have

been issued which purport that .

Michael Lightbourne, its deputy
governor, is offering to channel
unclaimed funds to persons who
submit their account informa-
tion.

WATER, from 1

water supplies in Exuma, as a

part of the IDB-funded Family
Islands project, it was estimated
that the land required would
cost $2 million, and most of that
would be subdivided land that

would have to be forcibly’

acquired.”

Mr Neymour said that as
water demands grow, wellfields
have to be enlarged to meet
those needs, and in highly-
crowded places such as New
Providence this is becoming
impossible.

Mr Neymour also tabled a
November 27, 2005, letter in the
House of Assembly from the

former minister of works and |

public utilities, Bradley Roberts,
to the then-Water and Sewer-
age chairman, seemingly
acknowledging that he had no
objection to a proposal to swap
land for the Perpall Tract well-
fields.

According to Mr Neymour,
the letter states: “.....your letter
of November 11th, 2005, has
come to hand. I have no objec-
tion to the proposal to swap
land at Tropical Gardens for
land at Perpall Tract subject to

valuation by independent
appraisals.”

Mr Neymour referred back

to his budget communication

where he had said: “The previ-
ous Minister of Works and Util-
ities and Member of Parliament
for Grants Town approved the
swap of 8.63 acres of reclaimed
swamp land, in the vicinity of
the end of the runway at Nassau

International Airport, for 10.

acres of Water & Sewerage
Corporation-owned prime land
in the Perpall Tract area. Who
was this deal made with? None
other than Arawak Homes.
“What is worse is that the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
has no need for this reclaimed
swamp land, other than to
ensure that it would not be

developed, nor impact the well:

fields adjacent to the airport.
Further, this reclaimed swamp

land was designated by Civil ©

Aviation as .“not to be used”,
as it is needed for rain run- -off
and drainage of the SOBHNE run-
way.’

Central Bank
issues warning

on e-mail scam

“The Central Bank wishes to
make clear that these solicita-
tions do not emanate from, and
are not connected in any way, to
Mr Lightbourne or the Central
Bank,” the regulator said.

According to the e-mail
which is being circulated, Mr
Lightbourne is willing to give
participants 50 per cent of the
funds in multi-million dollar
accounts that have been
unclaimed and now reside with
the Central Bank. .

This type of fraud is typical of
"phishing" schemes, where
criminals create e-mails, logos
and websites that mimic those
of legitimate companies, in
order to entice personal infor-
mation from those who respond
by providing bank account
numbers and credit card details.

“Members of the public
should exercise due caution
when giving personal informa-
tion over the Internet, and

‘should verify the legitimacy of

any significant communication.
Any such approach which rais-
es concern should be reported,”
the Central Bank said.

Recently, Tribune e-mail
accounts have been bombard-
ed by such requests, which tra-
ditionally are representing a
Nigerian or African bank
employee who claims that they
have funds which are in a sus-
pended account that can be
shared.

The latest ones received
include one from an European
lottery company, claiming that
the recipient has won an e-mail
random lotto promotional pro-
gramme, which they can claim if

they reveal their full name,

address, country telephone, cell
phone, fax number and occu-
pation.

They also request that you
keep all information from the
public. Police have also warned
members of the public that
these types of e-mails are false.

EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY



The Bahamas Environment, Science
and Technology (BEST) Commission,
Office of The Prime Minister

is uate persons with ©

Enpineering, Botany, Marine Biology, Terrestrial
Ecology, and Urban Planning qualifications to fill
_ in-house consultancy positions.

Please contact The BEST Commission for more details at
The BEST Commission, Office of The Prime Minister

P.O. Box N-3730

Nassau Court, West Bay Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-322-4546 or 242-322-2576

Fax: 242-326-3509

Interested persons should apply in writing before July 30th, 2007. All applicants should be
available for interviews during the 3rd week of August 2007. All resumes should be submitted
with relevant documnts and official school transcripts.

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FROM page 1

the more robust second homes
market in the Bahamas, which
should increase the number of
IBCs used to hold real estate
assets,” the Central Bank study
said.

The research found that the
incorporation process generated
almost $2,100 in value per IBC,
with annual maintenance fees
producing a further $1,100.
Most of these revenues, the
study said, went to the private
sector, the rest accruing to the
Government.

Incorporation fees generated
56 per cent of the private sec-
tor’s annual revenues during the
period 1997-2000, compared to
21.9 per cent from 2003-2005

when IBC activities decreased
due to the Bahamas’ new regu-
latory regime and subsequent
private sector adjustments.

Financial institutions, such as
banks and investment fund
managers, provided registered
offices and corporate services
to almost 18,000 IBCs in 2005, a
slight decline upon the 19,000
peak in 2001.

Meanwhile, financial and cor-
porate ‘services providers pro-
vided services to just over
20,000 IBCs in 2005, the Central
Bank saying its findings showed
these Bahamas-based profes-
sionals “experienced the brunt
of the business fluctuations
which occurred during 2001 and
2005.

“Excluding the period of fluc-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ENS] PRUDENT OF OLD FORT
BAY, P.O. BOX N-10478, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any persan who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship; P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARILYN FAGAN OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

tuation, financial and corporate
services providers also experi-
enced a larger decline in the
total number. of companies
managed between 2000 and
2005, as comparedto the reduc-

‘tion in business noted for finan-

cial institutions relative to a
2001 peak.”

Private sector revenues from
the IBC industry peaked at
$57.669 million in 2000, some
$28.25 million coming from
incorporation work and a fur-
ther $29.419 million resulting
from annual registration and
renewal fees.

That amount almost halved
to $30.483 million in 2001, after
the Bahamas reformed its reg-
ulatory regime to escape the
Financial Action Task Force’s

(FATF) ‘blacklist’. Incorpora-
tion fees accruing to the private
sector slumped to $8.843 mil-
lion that year, less than a third
of what they had been in 2000.

Although total revenues
gained by the private sector
from IBC activities increased
to $52.418 million in 2002, they
have since hovered at $40 mil-
lion and below. Total revenues
were $39.677 million , $41.432
million and $36.529 million in
2003, 2004 and 2005 respective-
ly.
Active IBCs dropped from
43,738 in 2000 to 29,229 in 2001,
although this number recovered
to 50,830 in 2002, 40,136 in 2003
and 38,923 in 2005.

On the government side,
annual fees collected from the

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDER BAIN OF
POLHEMUS STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.



Legal Notice

NOTICE
GRAND MILLENNIUM LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Companies

IBC industry rose from $7.3 mil-
lion in 1997 to $18.1 million in
2000.

However, these earnings
dropped to $11.1 million in
2001, although they rebounded
to $19.2 million in 2002 due to
“a reinstatement of registrants
which had not paid fees for
2001”. Average annual fees
were in the $15 million range
for 2003-2005, the Central Bank
study found.

The research indicated that
active IBC numbers peaked at
just below 44,000 in 2000, with
annual estimates since closer to
40,000 and a reduction in fee-
paying companies occurring
during 2Q05.

While some 134,595 compa-
nies had entered the Bahami-
an IBC register since 1989, the
Central Bank survey found that
the average life of a Bahamas-
domiciled IBC was seven years.

Data from the Registrar of
showed. that
between 2000-2003, only 1.5 per
cent of the IBCs removed from
the register switched to other
jurisdictions, with 7.5 per cent
voluntarily liquidated.

“Instead, the majority (91 per
cent) were struck off the Regis-
ter for ‘other reasons’, mainly
lapse in payment fees,” the Cen-
tral Bank said. “The inferences
drawn from government rev-
enue trends are that during both
1997-2000 and 2003-2005, near-
ly one fifth (18.8 per cent and
19.7 per cent respectively) of
the companies on the Register
did not pay fees during the fol-
lowing year.”

IBCs are supposed to pay
$300 for filing their Memoran-
dum of Association and $30 for
filing their Articles of Associa-

i neh Te nL ea , a eae
Bahamas down $25m on pre-2000 IBC gains

tion. An annual $350 renewal
registration fee for companies
with authorised share capital of
up to $50,000 must be paid, with
$1,000 paid by IBCs with a larg-
er share capital.

On the private sector side,
registered agents usually
charged $3,000 to incorporate
IBCs, with average annual
maintenance fees set around
$830. Bahamian banks charged
the highest fees, the Central
Bank study said, followed by
financial and corporate services
providers and investment fund
administrators.

The Central Bank survey
found that some 75.1 per cent of
IBCs were formed to act as
owners of financiaal assets, with

_a further 18.6 per cent created

to act as holding vehicles for
real estate. Another 4.3 per cent
were incorporated to act as
investment funds, with 2 per
cent acting as operating com-
panies.

The Central Bank study
found that IBCs formed by
financial and corporate services
providers were used more to
hold assets, especially real
estate, and as structured vehi-
cles, while those incorporated
by banks and fund administra-
tors served more as investment
and operating vehicles.

Some 96.2 per cent of IBCs
were incorporated with share
capital of less than $50,000, with
2.2 per cent employing autho-
rised capital between $50,000
and $1 million, and the final 1.6
per cent with share capital
greater than $1 million.

Of those discontinued IBCs
in 2004, some 31.5 per cent of

‘those companies ceased to exist

due to insolvency.

N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

We will be

CLOSED
On Friday July 27th
To observe a well -deserved “Fun Day”

IMPORTERS

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
13th day of July 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

~- ARGOSA CORP. INC.
*. (Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE —
FALCON’S FLAME LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
13th day of July 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

St. Alban’s Drive
Tel: 242-322-8396
Fax: 242-323-7745
P.O. Box N-1085

Bist

Pricing Information As Of:

East Bay & Mackey Sts
Bridge Plaza Commons
Tel/fax: 242-393-4210
Toll Free: 242-300-7035





Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

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

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Premier Real Estate

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings

Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

| =) FIDELITY







Fund Name

1.3476 1.2983 Colina Money Market Fund 1.347598"
3.2920 2.9218 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.2920***
2.7399 2.4415 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.739935**
1.2576 Colina Bond Fund 1.257576****



11.6049**




Fidelity Prime Income Fund



MARKETTERMS
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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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__Last 12 Months __

11.78% (2006 34

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price *
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
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* - 143 July 2007
** - 30 June 2007
*** - 31 May 2007

*** - 30 June 2007



IS Bok of The Baha

M

- Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 64 of the
Securities Industry Act, 1999 that Mr. Maxwell Gibson resigned
as Director from the board of Bank of The Bahamas Limited on
May 11, 2007

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALBERTO AUGUSTIN of 14 B
TASMIN CIRCLE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be. granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25th day of July, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

‘NOTICE is hereby given that ANESCHKA LORRAINE
GARLAND of #145 REDWOOD LANE, P.O. BOX F-43796,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 18th day of July, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

ma aaa a1

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified individuals for the position
of PRINCIPAL, St. John’s College, beginning
September, 2007.












The applicants must have a Masters Degree in
’ Education from a recognized University, with at least
(5) years accumulative administrative experience.

The applicant must also be computer literate.

Only qualified applicants need apply.







For further details and Application Forms, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority on
Sands Road at Telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of Application submitted with copies of Degree
Certificates, Curriculum Vitae, three references, and
three passport photographs, muSt be addressed to:






THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY
P.O. BOX N-656
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The deadline for Application is Friday, August 3, 2007.





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Position Purpose

The Director of Campus Life develops designs and implements a range
of services to promote the social, cultural, fitness and recreational needs
of students at a College/University. These services include such functional
areas as: advising student government and other student organizations;
co-curricular activities which enhance students’ practical and community-
service experience; activities which develop students’ awareness and
appreciation of multi-cultural social conditions; activities which develop
students’ leadership skills; and activities which support students’ physical
fitness and recreational needs

Supervisory and Other Relationships

The Director of Campus Life works under the direction of the Vice
President Student Affairs.

The position is required to have extensive cooperative and collaborative |

relationships with faculty, students, staff, the general public and with
professionals in peer organizations. The incumbent is expected to
represent the College/University in a positive manner and to collaborate
with academic and student services departments to contribute to retention
of students. .

Major Accountabilities

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for providing services
conducive to positive experiences and development of students at the
College/University through effective performance in these essential
functional areas:

e Program planning and development

e Service delivery

e Development and supervision of staff
e Budget and fiscal management :

Examples of Essential Duties and eecountabalines

_ The following examples of duties and secountabilities illustrate the
general of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define
the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned
consistent with the general scope of the position.

A. Program planning and development:
The Director of Student Activities is accountable for developing

programs which contribute to the retention of students and to
enhancing their social and academic experiences at the
College/University. The accountability includes such essential tasks
as:

1. Assessing the social, cultural and recreational needs of the
SOUS eHRIVET SIs s students;

2. Developing programs, strategies, events and activities to meet the
developmental, leadership training and oon needs of the
College/University’s students; =

3. Reviewing and evaluating student activities and services to assess
their effectiveness and making needed changes;

4. Planning and implementation of Student and Parent orientation
programmes and activities.

B. Service delivery:

The Director of Campus Life Activities is accountable for the effective
functioning of assigned student services by directing and participating
in their delivery. The accountability includes (when assigned) such
essential tasks as:

1. Performing and supervising advisement to student organizations; .

2. Supervising or arranging for supervision of events, training and
conferences to develop awareness and sensitivity to diverse
cultures including their publicity.

3. Supervising and participating in events and activities for enhancing
socialization, volunteerism and participating opportunities;

4. Supervising and participating in programs and recreational
activities;

C. Development and supervision of staff:

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for providing an appropriately
qualified student activities staff and for assuring their effective
performance. This accountability includes such essential tasks as:

1. Recruiting and recommending appropriate qualified staff for the
College/University’s student activities function within the constraints
of fiscal and compensation policy;

2. Providing for training and development of assigned staff to assure
their current and continuing competencies in their respective fields;

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3. Providing leadership and direction to assigned staff;

4. Reviewing and evaluating performance of assigned staff, providing
guidance and coaching where needed, and conducting constructive
performance reviews with staff;

a

In collaboration with the College/University Human Resources
Director, providing fair and effective administration of
College/University human resources and labour policies.

D. Budget and fiscal management:

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for management of
financial resources and for the value of services achieved with
investments in equipment, system and human resources. This
accountability includes such essential tasks as:

1. Analyzing the resources needed to fulfil the organizational units
_service obligations including development of cost and benefits
analyses and forecasts of student services requirements;

2 Preparing fiscally sound budgets including rationales for eipecied
results to be achieved from expenditures;

3. Monitoring expenditures compared to budgets and initiating needed

corrective action.

Professional Participation and Development .

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the position is required
to carry out the essential duties of:

Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement
ceremonies;

e Service on assigned committees and task forces;
e Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational
and professional meetings.

These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
The incumbent is required to maintain currency in the position’s required
fields of professional expertise and competencies including required
computer skills and others bodies of knowledge required for job
proficiency.

The incumbent is required to maintain complete confidentiality of student
records and other materials of a confidential nature.

Qualifications

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge
and abilities in the following areas:

Advisement of student organizations;

e Student activities including recreational activities and those orientated
toward providing for enhancement of students’ cultural and leadership .
experience; |
Strong information technology literacy skills;

Supervising human resources;

Developing and managing operating budgets and plans
Effective oral and written communications

These skills and abilities typically are acquired through combination of
education, training and experience which may include a Bachelor or
Master’s degree in an appropriately related field together with from two -
to five years of experience in a related field; or a combination of education, ©
training and experience which would lead to the competencies required
for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.
While a Bachelor’s Degree is acceptable, a Master’s degree in Higher
Education or related field is preferred.

Work Environment

Incumbents typically perform their work in offices, students centers and
athletics facilities. The work does not normally, involve significant
physical effort. However, incumbents may actively participate in physical
fitness and athletic training and they may accompany students on field
trips. Incumbents also may travel to regional or international meetings

-and conferences.

The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline 27th July, 2007

Please visit the College’s website for more information about the
institution and to access the College’s Employment Application Form.



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PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007

Pelican Bay at Lucaya is seeking to employ an:

Experienced Chief Accountant/
Senior Accountant

Responsibilities:

- Preparation of daily and monthly work papers related hotel

activity

- Provide support for the Accounts Receivable and Payable

functions
¢ Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and

budgets
Qualifications

- Ability to multi task to meet various deadlines

* Strong PC skill

* Knowledge of Quickbooks accounting Syst

« Knowledge of Hotel Information Systems/Epitome is a plus

¢ Ability to research and work independently

- Must be a team player

¢ BS in Accounting and.a minimum of 3 years of accounting
experience which should include financial statement

preparation.

Deadline is August 8th, 2007.



Atlantic Medical

WANTED:
ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Atlantic Medical Insurance Limited (AMI), a subsidiary of Colonial Group
International Limited (CGI) headquartered in pernuaa is scetine ane ccoult
Representative.

CGI, with offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the
British Virgin tslands, offers a complete range of premier financial and
insurance services to both local and international clients. This is .an
opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing innovative company, focusing

on providing clients. with first class service and access to competitive ©

products.

Reporting to the Sr. Account Executive, the position of Account
Representative: will be a motivated individual responsible for marketing
and promoting a range of group health products in a demanding and rapidly
expanding environment. Other duties will include but not be limited to:

Liaising and building relationships with a range of stakeholders eg. clients
and brokers.

Monitoring competitor activity. .

Contributing to long-term marketing plans and strategies.

It is essential that applicants possess the following qualifications,
experience and attributes:

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Basic rate cuts
cost BEC $55m

FROM page 1

Meanwhile, he claimed that
BEC had absorbed higher Cus-
toms Duties and continued
increases in the price of oil on
the international market, which
were not passed on to the con-
sumer.

“The ultimate impact of all
of these factors is that, rather
than making a profit in the last
financial year, BEC posted an

overall deficit of $1.9 million.
It is projected that there will be
further losses registered at the
end of this financial year,” Mr
Neymour said.

He added that a tariff study
initiated under the PLP gov-
ernment had just been com-
pleted, with one of the options
being to do nothing. However
he claimed that would only
result in further financial losses
for BEC in the coming years.

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“These losses will continue
to grow, and are estimated to
reach the level of $38 million in
the 2008-2009 fiscal year,” Mr
Neymour said.

He added that BEC must be
able to operate and carry out
its mandate without the Gov-
ernment having to guarantee its
finances, as it has to do with
Bahamasair or the Water and
Sewerage Corporation.

But in response, former
works and public utilities min-
ister Bradley Roberts told Tri-
bune Business that this was the
second time that Mr Neymour
had sought to incorrectly attack
him.

Mr Roberts stressed that the
decision on the BEC tariff
reduction came not from him-
self or the Government, but
BEC’s management and then-
Board, which submitted the
proposal in a presentation to
Cabinet.

“It was not Bradley Roberts’
viewpoint,” Mr- Roberts
stressed.

Mr Neymour pledged that the
FNM would restore -BEC’s
finances, something that would
not.be solely achieved through
increased monthly rates.

Rather, he said the Govern-
ment must be creative andcom- .
mitted to its manifesto pledge of
seeking alternative energy

‘sources.

“We must review the formu-
la for the application of fuel sur-
charges on electrical billings as
promised in the Speech from
the Throne,” Mr Neymour said.

“We must return to sound
business principles in the man-
agement of BEC. We, as a car-
ing Government, must not look
only at increasing electricity
rates when we have a financial
loss at the end of the fiscal year.
We must also look at minimis-
ing some of our unnecessary
expenses, improving our effi-
ciency and improving our most
precious resource — our staff,
our people.”



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Swimmers see
the sights after
competition

FROM page one

bourne have already left,
the remainder of the swim
team is making plans to
head out today.

"We're going to get
ready for another meet in
August, but we have a lot
of work to get ready for.
next year," she pointed
out. "So we will see what
happens after this."

Dillette said the swim-
mers have really enjoyed
themselves in the after-
math of the competition
and now they are just try-
ing to get in as much of
the competition as they
can, including bowling,
tennis and track and field.

Bowlers
avoid last
place in
doubles

FROM page one

field thatis here.”

Coach agreed that
the performances
“could have been a lit-
tle more better. They
were bowling quite
nicely, but unfortunate-
ly they can’t blame the
lanes on how they per-
formed. Hopefully
their singles will be a
lot better.”

The women’s team of
rookie Justina Sturrup
(1830) and veteran
Marie Sealy (1999) fin-
ished at the bottom of
the pile with 3829 pin
falls. The USA took
the gold with 5356, fol-
lowed by Puerto Rico
with the silver with
4969 and Mexico with
the bronze with 4935.

Although this is her
first major internation-
al meet, Sturrup said
it's been a great experi-
ence, but she admitted
that she felt nerves as
she tried to get adjust-
ed to the lanes.

As she looks ahead to
the finals, she noted: "I
want to step up my
game and at least
medal. I cane to repre-
sent the country, so
hopefully I can step up
my game."

Sealy, however, said
they started off a little
shaky and as they con-
tinued to play, they got
better, so "I'm looking
for some great things in
singles. Just wait and
see." 2
_ Monique Leary, man-

ager and Bahamas Fed-
eration of Amateur
Bowlers, said the
bowlers have now Set-
tled in and, having
adapted, they will be
back to play with a new
perspective in singles.

Over at the Marapen-
di Club, Devin
Mullings was scheduled
to play his second
round tennis singles
against Chile's No.12
seed Jorge Aguilar. But
rain during the day
postponed the match
until today.

Mullings and Marvin
Rolle are then sched-
uled to play their first
round doubles against
Victor Estrella and
Johnson Garcia of the
Dominican Republic.

And at the Maria da
Gloria, the sailing team
managed to only get in
one more race.

While the team of
skipper Robert Dunk-
ley and Lori Lowe were
eighth in the Snipe -
double-handed dinghy
— Jimmy Lowe came in
11th in the Sunfish -
single-handed dinghy.

The sailors were
scheduled to have the
day off today, but they
will have to compete in
two races each to make
up for Sunday's racing
that was called off
because of the windy
conditions.

‘ tion National Centre for Football

New Breed hit top
form with 23-2 win

@ SOFTBALL
By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE New Breed continued their
rise to the top of the standings in this
young season of the New Providence
Softball Association.

The former cellar-dwellars, now
turned dominant league leaders,
recorded their third consecutive vic-
tory to improve their win loss record
to 3-0.

The New Breed dismantled the
King's Real Estate Pros, 23-2, by far
the highest run total by any team so
far this season.

_The Pros losing pitcher, Culbert
Evans was overwhelmed and ineffec-
tive throughout the game, as the New
Breed scored at least five runs in each
inning before the game was stopped in
the fourth.

The Pros scored their only two runs
of the game in the bottom of the sec-
ond inning.

New Breed lit up Evans for five
runs in the second, another five in the
third, and exploded for eight runs in

Bahamas hosts major ¥
women’s soccer event

m SOCCER
By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE Blue Hills Complex will be
the site of the top competition in
youth soccer in the Caribbean this
week.

The Caribbean Football Union's
women's under 20 qualifying tour-
nament, will begin this afternoon
at the Bahamas Football Associa-

Development.

Other teams competing in the
five day tournament include Haiti
and Jamaica.

.The Bahamas will take on Haiti
in the opening match of the com-
petition at 5:00pm.

Haiti and Jamaica will then face
each other Friday, July 27, also at

New Providence Softball
Association season heats up



the fourth and final inning.

Their 23 runs came off 19 hits, en
‘route to the 21 run blowout victory.

Offensively for the New Breed, a
number of their hot bats hit 1.000
from the field.

Alcot Forbes had a stellar night at
the plate when he went 4-4, which
included a home run, and two RBI.

He also scored four runs.

Richard Bain was also perfect at
the plate going 3-3, scoring three runs
and hitting four RBI.

Sherman Ferguson was another hit-
ter who went 3-3, scored four runs
and a whopping six RBI.

For the dismal Pros, Angelo Dillet
went 1-2.

In the ladies matchup, the Proper
Care Pool Lady Sharks won a nail-

5:00pm. Kiana Baldwin
The final day of competition will | Whitney Turnquest
be Sunday July 29, at 4:00pm when
the Bahamas faces J amaica. Midfielders
The team is compromised of play- Cherlinda Th
ers from New Providence and See

Grand Bahama.

The Technical Department of the
Bahamas Football Association con-
firmed the names of the teams as
follows:

Forwards
_ Goalkeepers Nakesha Rolle
Suetna McDonald Shagerra Edgecombe
D'Nae Capron Allanah Vellecort
. Megan Lockhart
Defenders Christina Deveaux

Constentina Hamilton
Tremaine Simmons
Caroline Kiriaze
Andrecia Saunders

Dwinessa Pratt
Simone Stubbs

Kellie Simons

Sasha Hamilton-Miller

Coach
Vandyke Bethel

biter against the BTC Untouchables,
17-16, to improve their record to 3-0.

Both high-powered offences were
potent throughout the game, howev-
er a late rally by the Untouchables
was not enough to outscore the
Sharks.

The Untouchables seemed well on
their way to recording their first win
of the season.

After falling behind 3-0 early in the
first inning, the Untouchables took a
4-3 lead after the second inning. a

‘lead they maintained until the sev-

enth.

The increased their lead to the
largest of the game, with a 9-4 lead
heading into the sixth, however the
Sharks picked up the slack to stay
within one run, ensuring the Untouch-



ables took only a 9-8 lead into the
seventh inning.

The momentum shifted in the sev-
enth inning when the Sharks
outscored the Untouchables’ seven
runs to six, to tie the score at 15 and
force extra innings.

The Sharks scored two runs in the
top of the eight inning to get the win
as the Untouchables could not ade-
quately respond, posting just one.

Offensively for the Sharks, Thelia
Johnson had a perfect day at the plate
as she went 5-5, including one home
run, scored four runs, and collected
five RBI.

Debbie McClure went 2-3, scored
twice, collected two RBI and Keisha
Pratt went 2-5, scored three runs and
had one RBI.

For the Untouchables, Shervette
Taylor went 2-5, including one home
run, with one run and four RBI.

Candice Smith went 1-2, scored four
runs and one RBI.

Play continues in the NPSA tonight
with one game on the schedule, the
Price Waterhouse Stingrays against
the first place New Breed at 8:00 pm.

ockendale Titans
defeat St Agnes

@ CRICKET



ON SUNDAY, Dockendale Titans played
St. Agnes in a league cricket clash.

Dockendale, batting first, scored a total of
268 runs. lan Surujial with 78 runs and
Narendra Ekanayake with 90 were the top
batsmen for the Titans.

Bowling for St. Agnes, Hesketh Dean
took three wickets and Ricardo McCullum
took four wickets.

St. Agnes were. bowled out for 101 runs,
losing the match by 167. Ricardo McCul-
lum was top scorer for St. Agnes, scoring 32
runs. Narenda Ekanayake took four wickets
and Shanaka Perera two.

T-Bird Flyers are the league’s leading
team with three wins and no losses. Castrol
Commonwealth are 2-0, Dynasty Stars 2-1
and Dockendale Titans are 2- 1.

League cricket continues at Haynes Oval
this Saturday and Sunday.

Last Saturday's cricket match between
Scotia Bank Paradise and Castrol Com-
monwealth was postponed due to the death
of a former player of the Paradise Team.



@ ABOVE: Barcelona's new team member Thierry Henry practices during a soccer train-
ing session at St Andrews University athletic grounds i in St Andrews Scotland, Tuesday July,
24, 2007. Barcelona are at a pre-season training camp al St Andrews and will play Dundee
United, Thursday and Hearts on Saturday.

@ LEFT: Barcelona's soccer player Ronaldinho, juggles with a ball during a practice ses-
sion at St Andrews University athletic grounds in St Andrews Scotland.

'

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)



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at my 207, PAGE 11E





West Ham
served with
High Court
writ over
Tevez dispute

mSOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

THE Carlos Tevez
transfer saga is heading to
Britain's High Court,

West Ham was served
with a High Court writ
from Tevez's adviser Kia
Joorabchian on Tuesday
— the same day that FIFA
recommended the dis-
pute be settled by the
Court of Arbitration for
Sport.

Tevez wants to move to
Manchester United, and
Joorabchian, who owns
the striker's economic
rights, has organized the
transfer, But West Ham
won't release Tevez's.
Premier League registra-
tion because it has not
taken any part in the
deal, |

England's Football
Association had wanted
world soccer's governing
body to help, but FIFA
said West Ham and
Tevez should seek arbi-
tration at the Swiss-based
CAS, world sport's high-
est court, ..

"This was deemed to
be the best approach in
the interest of all par-
ties,” FIFA spokesman
Andreas Herren said, "It
is also believed to be the
fastest way to solve the
dispute.”

Joorabchian disagreed,
Through his companies
MSI Group and Just
Sports Inc., he began
legal proceedings,

Solicitor Graham Shear
said Joorabchian sought —
"the court's intervention

to compel West Ham to

release the registration of
Carlos Tevez in accor-
dance with contracts

‘ entered into between the
parties.”

"We are asking the
court to intervene so that
Carlos Tevez can be reg-
istered to play with Man-
chester United as.soon as,
possible,” Shear added in
astatement, —

Joorabchian engi-
neered the transfer of
Tevez and his Argentina
teammate Javier

» Mascherano to West
- Ham from Brazilian club
‘Corinthians.
The Premier League
investigated the transfers
in April and found they
broke the rules on third-
party ownership, with an
independent tribunal fin- .
ing West Ham 5,5 million
, pounds (US$10,9 mil-
lion),

Mascherano moved to
Liverpool in January on a
Premier League-
approved contract, West
Ham said it rewrote
Tevez's contract after the
fine and has a four-year
deal with the striker,

Joorabchian believes

' Tevez has a one-year
contract with escape
clauses.

The Premier League
also wants West Ham to
be entitled to any transfer
fee, not Joorabchian,

All parties want the
issue resolved before the
transfer window closes on

_ Aug, 31,

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Vinokourov tests positive
for a blood transfusion

@ CYCLING
PAU, France
Associated Press

CYCLING fans loved the
rider they called Vino. And
he loved to deliver results —
just not the type that came out
of a laboratory on Tuesday
and ended his Tour de France
and possibly his racing career,

Alexandre Vinokourov was ©

a pre-race fayorite who excit-
ed Tour fans by rebounding
from a bad crash in the fifth
stage to stay in contention
until last Sunday's 14th stage.
Then he won Monday's stage
as consolation but on Tues-
day — a rest day - came news
he tested positive for a blood
transfusion after winning last
Saturday's time trial.

His B sample is expected by
the end of the week, coincid-
ing with the end of another
tainted Tour,

Astana suspended the Kaza-
kh rider and also withdrew its
team from the tour, ending
the chances of its best-placed

rider, Andreas Kloeden, who.

was lying fifth. Vinokouroy
was 23rd,
"Alexandre denies having

“manipulated his blood,"

stunned Astana manager
Marc Biver said, adding that
Vinokouroy believes the
"blood anomalies in his body"
may have resulted from the
crash,

_ During the fifth stage on
July 12 from Chablis to
Autun, Vinokouroy fell and

_ hurt his knees so badly that

he needed at least 30 stitches.
He refused to pull out and
slogged up the Alps even
though he was bleeding time
to his rivals,

Biver spoke then of his star
in glowing terms,

"He'll go-to his limit and |

will die on the bike if he has

o," Biver said. "He'll do
everything to stay in the
Tour,"

Those words sounded
prophetic after news of the
positive test.

On the eve of this year's
Tour, international cycling
chief Pat McQuaid questioned
Vinokourov's relationship
with Italian doctor Michele

Ferrari, saying it damaged the

sport's credibility as it tries to

Tepair its tarnished image,

Vinokourov, who was third
on the 2003 Tour and fifth in
2005, replied that he used Fer-
rari only as a physical trainer
and not for medical purposes,

"It might very well be an

- innocent training relationship.



@ STAGE winner Alexandre
Vinokouroy of Kazakhstan
wayes from the podium after
the 13th stage of the 94th Tour

de France,
(AP Photo/
Bas Czerwinski, file)

Lhave to accept what he says,"

McQuaid said on July 6, "To
try and reclaim the credibility
of the sport, it would be better
if he did not work with him,
No matter what victories
Vinokourov has, people. will
question them because of his
relationship with Ferrari,"
Last year, Ferrari was
cleared by an Italian appeals
court of distributing health-

threatening doping products.

to athletes. He has always

- denied he dispensed illegal

substances,

Biver defended his rider in

ambiguous terms, despite
McQuaid's concerns that
Vinokourov was working with
someone outside the team, |
"We have an ethics code
which is clear; It stipulates that
the athlete does not have the

‘right to consult a doctor out-

side the team," Biver said,
"Michele Ferrari is not the
doctor of Alexandre Vinok-
ourov, but is his trainer,"

On Saturday, Vinokouroy
blew away the field with a
remarkable performance on a
54-kilometer (34-mile) time
trial around Albi. He was 1:14
in front of second-place Cadel
Eyans of Australia, and 1:39
ahead of Kloeden.

After winning the clock
race, Vinokourov was just
over five minutes behind race
leader Michael Rasmussen
with three Pyrenees stages

@ ABOVE RIGHT: Jamaica's Kemmar Daley jumps during a
Pan American Games men's soccer semifinal match against Mex-
ico in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday July 24, 2007.

@ ABOVE: Mexico's goalkeeper Sergio Arias fails to stop
the ball in the last penalty kicked by Jamaica's Norman Bailey,
Jamaica won 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

(AP Photos/Jorge Saenz) °

f



ll ALEXANDRE Vinokouroy of Kazakhstan s pelslik in the last meters of the 13th stage of the 94th
Tour de France cycling race, a 54-kilometer (33,55-mile) individual time trial loop from Albi to
Albi, southern France, in this July 21, 2007 file photo, Vinokouroy tested positive for a banned
blood transfusion after winning last weekend's time trial, the French sports daily L'Equipe reported
on its Web site Tuesday, July 24, 2007. The newspaper said the test took place after the Kazakh rid-

er's victory in the 13th stage time trial on July 21. Team Astana said Tuesday rider Alexandre
Vinokouroy tested positive for a blood transfusion at the Tour de France and the team is pulling out

of the race.

ahead — and promised to
attack,

But the next day Vinok-
ouroy fell apart on the Port
de Pailheres, losing 28:50 to
Rasmussen and dropping to
30th. place and out of con-
tention,

With his Tour resembling a

amar Oe
eae
y er

heart monitor reading, Vinok-
ourov recovered overnight
and attacked early in Mon-
day's 15th stage from Foix to
Loudenyielle-Le Louron
for his fifth career Tour stage
win, earning more glowing
tributes,

L'Equipe splashed "Vino's

(AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, file)

Courage" on its front page on
Tuesday, while inside the
French sports daily Vinok-
ourovy spoke of how he
"inspires respect" from other
riders,

Hours later, his Tour
dreams were over, and the
respect from his fans.



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SWIMMING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
bstubbs@
tribunemedia.net.

RIO de Janeiro; In the
aftermath of their hectic
schedule that concluded
on Sunday, the Bahamas
swimming team have

been taking advantage of

the sights of the city while
doing a little bit of shop-
ping.

Yesterday as Vereance
Burrows, Jenna Chaplin
and Chris Vythoulkas
stopped in at the Barra’
Bowling, along with team
manager Kathryn Dillette
to view a little of the
Bahamian team in action,
they all talked about their
experiences here before
they start preparing to
return home today.

"Right now I'm cur-
rently training for the
World University Games
in a couple of weeks, so
I've been going to the
pool and doing a little bit
of workout," said Bur-

‘rows, who along with
Alana Dillette and Nikia
Deveaux will be repre-
senting the Bahamas at -
the 24th version of the
games in Bangkok, Thai-
land from August 8-18,

A 17th place finisher in
the men's 50 metre
freestyle preliminaries,
just missing the cut of 16
to advance to the semifi-
nal on Friday, Burrows

| said he's just glad that the
stress of the meet is final-
ly over.

"IT hope to swim my
best times because I'm
going to be swimming
against some of the best
competitors in the
world," he projected. "So
hopefully I will not just be
a competitor,"

Chaplin, who had a pair
of good swims in the
women's 400 and 800
metres freestyle as well as
a member of the 4 x 200
free relay, said she had an
opportunity to go back to
the games village, relax
and eat before they went
on a tour of Rio,

"That was really good,
to. get out of the village
and see some of the city.
We went to Copacabana
Beach (on Monday) and

| it was really nice to get to
the beach and we went to
see Christ the Redeemer
statue, so that was also

_ hice,"

When she returns home
today, Chaplin said she
will take a week off to
relax with her family
before they head off for
vacation in Canada.

For Vythoulkas, who
only swam in the men's
100 back on Friday, it was
also a grand time seeing
the sights, so they could
relax and enjoy them-
selves,

"After this, I'm going to
go back to Florida and do
some more training and
hopefully get ready for
Beijing," said Vythoulkas,
who will start his prepara-
tion for the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing, China
next week in Port St.
Lucie,

Vythoulkas said at least
he can say that he got a
‘chance to visit Rio, He
said he has a lot of photos
to remind him of his trip
here, although he would
Rave liked to have made
it back for another swim
in the 100 back.

Manager Dillette said
while Deveaux and sisters
Teisha and Alicia Light-

SEE page 10E

[Final showdown for

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Brown and Moncur

(

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@

-tribunemedia.net __

RIO de Janeiro: Finally it's
going to happen.

National champion Chris ‘Bay’
Brown and former World cham-
pion Avard Moncur, room-mates
at the Games Village, will line
up in the finals of the men's 400
metres when they clash today at

the XV Pan American Games,

Yesterday, Moncur clinched
his berth with a close-third place
finish in the faster of the two
semifinals in 45,44 seconds and
Brown clinched his berth by win-
ning the first heat in 45,51,

They will go in with the third
and fourth fastest times respec-
tively with Brown in lane five
and Moncur in two, The race will
be about 40 minutes after Chris-
tine Amertil will go after a medal

in the women's 400 final in lane E

two,

The Bahamas has never won a
medal in either of the men or
women 400 at these games.

For Moncur, he's just elated

tobe included in the field,-- --—-

"I'm just going to relax and let
it all lay out," said Moncur, who
at one point was not considered
to be a medal contender after he
went through a series of coaches,
including Bahamian Pauline

~ Davis;Thompson, "No matter ~

what,"

Encouraging

‘As room-mates, Moncur said
they have been encouraging each
other.through the rounds, but he
knows that it will be a different
story when they push each other
today.

Brown, had holds the advan-
tage over Moncur in their head-
to-head match-ups at home, said,
"It feels good to see both of us in
a final, different from home.
Having him back on the track
and racing against him has
always been fun. I just like the
fact that he's back and he's per-
forming at top form, That’ sallI
could ask for."

Amertil, second in the last of
three heats to automatically

qualify for the- women's final .

with the fifth fastest time of
51.67, will run out of lane two
today, but she said she just want-



a CHRIS =n coulis wins a weit 400 metres deunidieal at. the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, July 24, 2007.
At right i is J amuaica' s Latent Green and at loth is Jamaal Torrance, from the U.S,

ed to get a spot in the field,
-"Lhaven't ran that many races
this year due to.an injury. I ‘had,

This is just my fourth quarter for Git
said last year's »
BAAA's Athlete of the Year, ’

the year,

"So Thave jue been training,"
As she looks ahead to the

final, Amertil said she knows it

will be tough,
While we will look for the

quarter-milers to medal today,

veteran sprinter Chandra Stur-

Tup put the Bahamas on the

chart at the games with hér
bronze in:the women's 100 in

11.29 behind Americans Mikele

Barbér (Pan Am record 11,02)

. and Mechelle Lewis.(11.24),

Osbourne Moxey also com-
peted in the men's long jump
final, which finished up'in the
rain, He ended up fifth with a
best of 7.81 metres on his open-
ing jump, He followed that with

7,36, 7.46, 7,53, 7,53 and 7,55.
Panama's Irving Saladino won

the gold with 8,28 on his sixth

and final jump. The silver went
to Cuban W Ifredo Martinez
with 7,92'on his second pb
and American Bashir Ramzy

the bronze with 7,90 on hist final
jump,

Rain

_- \“Byerybody was having prob-,
lems on the runway and once the
rain started, that exaggerated the.

problem even more," said Mox-

-ey, who. trailed Cuban Ivan °

Pedroso, fourth with 7,86 on his
fifth jump. "Once the rain start-

.ed going, the THaWay gota little
. slippier,"
*. Moxey, who was hoping to

qualify for the IAAF World
Championships in Osaka, Japan

next month, said he was just glad

that he survived the competition

with the hamstring injury he sus-

tained in the preliminaries,
While he. knew it would haye

- been difficult for him to medal,

having just competed in his third
meet for the year, Moxey said
he was pleased that Sturrup got
her medal,

In the only other event. con-
tested by a Bahamian yesterday,

national record holder Tiavan-
nia Thompson got out of the
‘blocks quick, but faded down the
stretch for fourth in the third’

heat. af cine women's 100 hurdles
in 13,
Sine ‘ded up in 10th spot

overall, just missing the final cut.
_. "This is my first time compet- |
-ing in a big meet, so I am

pleased," she said, "I didn't like

- the time, but I will take what I

got, Mf

Chandra wins first medal at Pan Am

‘3 CHANDRA STUR-
RUP claimed the Bahamas’
first medal of the XV Pan
Am Games when she won
the bronze in the women’s
100m final last night.

Americans Mikele Bar-
ber, running a Pan Am

mâ„¢ record 11.02 seconds and

‘1 her team-mate, Mechelle
Lewis, silver medalist in
11,24, were a couple steps
ahead of her,

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place in

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@ BOWLING
By BRENT STUBBS"

* Senior Sports Reporter __

RIO de Janeiro: With only.
two English-speaking coun-

‘tries in the. Caribbean com-

peting, the men’s team of
Clarence Wallace and Lenny
Powell made sure they didn’t
finish at the bottom of the pile
in the bowling doubles com-
petition at the XV Pan Amer-
ican Games,

Going into the final six-
game block in their 12 game
series over two days, the
Bahamas moved from last to
clinch the 15th spot ahead of
Bermuda in the field of 16
countries competing at the
Barra Bowling.

Powell stormed back after
a slow start on the first day to
post a total of 2256 and Wal-
lace had 2193. Together, they
combined for 4449 pin falls,
15 more than Bermuda who
brought up the rear with 4434,

The gold went to the United
States with 5260, while Brazil
claimed the silver with 5102
and the Dominican Republic
came through with the bronze
with 5048.

Powell said they got off toa
slow start, but they improved
tremendously over the final
six games.

“If we bowl the way we
bowled the last six games in
doubles, we should be up top
there in singles,” said Powell,
of the competition that starts
today,

Wallace, who has partici-
pated in more international
competitions than Powell, said
their performances were “not '
good enough,” but he’s opti-
mistic that “we will improve”
in the singles, but “not good
enough to take control of the

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THE Tribune, The Nassau
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boiler facility to
tackle sludge oil

| My ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter

BEC is looking into purchasing

: anew boiler facility to dispose of

FLORIDA real estate devel-
oper Ned Segal is awaiting a-:
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Chargé d’Affaires, confirmed : dispose of sludge oil produced at
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and body after being attacked in
her store.

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m@ By JONAE RECKLEY

AN 87-YEAR-OLD woman
was brutally attacked by a rob-
ber in broad daylight at her
Johnson Road convenience
store.

The victim said that niet
assailant was bold enough to
befriend her and ask her to lend
him some money before waiting
to catch her alone and take
advantage of the situation.

Coriene “Mama Coe” Fergu-
son, a frail little woman, not
quite five feet tall, explained
that a man entered her store a
week before the incident acting
in a friendly manner, and asked
to borrow a dollar.

She said that she agreed and
lent him $1. The man returned
to the store on Monday, around
12.30, to buy a drink. He gave
Mama Coe a $50 bill.

The victim said that when she
reminded him that he owed her
a dollar, he told her to take the
dollar out of the change from
his $50.

She said that suddenly, the
man punched her in her face,
knocking her to the ground and
leaving her unconscious.

When Mama Coe awoke, she
found that more than $400 had
been stolen from the conve-
nience store.

The victim was left with a

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Maynard-Gibson:

violence would break

out if PLP did not go
to election court
@ By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter :

VIOLENCE would break
out in the country if the PLP :
did.not make use of its democ- :
ratic right to pursue its elec- :
tion court challenges, Senator :
Alyson Maynard-Gibson said :

yesterday.

lawlessness in the country.

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47th murder

| By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff Reporter

A 16-YEAR-OLD who
flagged down a car desper-
ately seeking assistance after
being stabbed, has become
the 47th murder victim of the

i year.
The former Attorney Gen-
eral was responding to a state- }

-ment made last week by the : Boulevard, Nassau Village

president of the Bahamas : g+ound 9pm Monday in the

Christian Council Bishop John : vicinity of the neighbourhood

Humes, in which the church :
leader said that the PLP’s :
inability to accept the election : from severe wounds.

S i tributi i
results is contributing to the | reports, Mr dohisenestale
Speaking as a guest on the ; © to the hospital by the pri-
More94 radio show ‘Real Talk’ :

yesterday morning, Mrs May- : down. However, he died of
nard-Gibson said former Prime / his injuries and was pro-

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@ By TANEKA THOMPSON

-AN ALLEGED victim of

police brutality is “fighting for

his life” in the ICU ward of the
Princess Margaret Hospital, his
family told The Tribune.
Verona Bastian, a former
member of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, told The Tribune
that her grandson Desmond

Cay, desperately needs blood

to save his life. She is begging
the public’s assistance in donat-
ing blood because, she said, the
supply at Princess Margaret
Hospital has been “exhausted.”
Because of the damage to his
pancreas and other organs, hos-

' pital personnel have advised

Desmond’s family that his situ-
ation is “very grave.”
According to Ms Bastian, on
Father’s Day — June 17, 2007
— Desmond, a 27-year-old
father of six, was arrested on a

_ traffic obstruction charge. He

was subsequently taken into
police custody at the Grove
Police Station where he was

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Chandra wins
Bahamas’ first
medal at Pan Am

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO: Veteran
sprinter Chandra Sturrup got
to feel what it was like to be a
medalist again, winning the
bronze in the women's 100
metre finals last night at the
Joao Havelange Stadium for the
Bahamas' first medal at the XV
Pan American Games.

Before her race, the
Bahamas was already up on the

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â„¢ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

ATLANTIS has come
under fire from Golden Gates
MP Shane Gibson for alleged-
ly “bringing in foreigners to
the Harborside Resorts to sell
time shares” when many
Bahamians are qualified to do
the job.

Implying that a new immi-

’ gration policy would be nec-

essary to halt the flow of for-
eigners into such-jobs, Mr Gib-
son added that he has a diffi-
culty with Bahamians and for-
eigners being “held to different
standards” when it comes to
applying for the Harborside
Resort sales jobs.

“What do we say to young
Bahamians who come home
with bachelors and masters

degrees, some of whom speak

two foreign languages and are
not able to get jobs, while local
companies are bringing in for-

_ eigners to take jobs for which

Bahamians are equally quali-
fied?” asked Mr Gibson, who
was speaking in the. House of
Assembly on Monday.

He alleged that when apply-
ing for a position as a timeshare
sales agent at Harborside,
Bahamians are required to
know “verbatim” certain infor-
mation, while foreigners can
succeed with less knowledge.

He claimed that those in
charge of hiring sales agents
create job specifications which
they know Bahamians will not
be able to live up to, in order
to be able to bring foreigners
to fill the positions.

Messages left for Kerzner’s
senior vice-president in charge
of public affairs, Ed Fields,
were not returned up to press
time. Mr Fields was said to be
out of office.

Mr Gibson also accused the
Ingraham administration of
failing to offer anything “new
or innovative” to. address the
problem of illegal immigration. |

He claimed that the govern-
ment has shown no evidence
of a new immigration policy
and “the few ‘wishy washy’
points mentioned in the
Speech from the Throne as it
relates to immigration . . . [are]
soft, insincere and a slap in the

face to the Bahamian public
for whom this is a grave con-
cern.”

Mr Gibson said the govern-
ment’s Speech from the Throne
contained nothing to “suggest
that they have any real solu-
tions or serious plans to remedy
this growing menace to our
national sovereignty.”

Adding that there have been
“no major.on land apprehen-
sions of illegals by this gov-
ernment”, Mr Gibson said that
while the Speech had men-
tioned “redoubling” the effort
to cut down on illegal immi-
gration into the Bahamas, “no
provisions had been made in
the budget to hire the number
of immigration officers needed
to realise this effort.”

FNM MPs retorted from
across the floor, saying that
there was no truth in Mr Gib-
son’s claim about a lack of pro-
visions.

To this, the MP responded
that he had said that there was
“not enough” provision made
in the budget for the amount
of hiring necessary to fully
address the problem.

Ingraham accused of sacking civil servants to balance budget

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham is using “twisted eco-
nomics” in the form of cut backs
in the civil service to balance
the budget, according to Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson.

“In the Speech from the
Throne, this government touted
their intention to balance the
budget and it is now becoming
perfectly clear how they intend
to do that,” he said in his con-
tribution to the debate on the
Speech from the Throne on
Monday.

Mr Gibson said he had.

doubts that government would
create the budget surplus they
predicted, but “now after 100

Bahamian jobs later, it appears
that they may produce a bal-
anced budget at the expense of
thousands of Bahamian jobs;
civil servant jobs that they
swore they would not touch.”
Mr Gibson stated in his con-
tribution to the debate that Mr
Ingraham, whom he called, “Mr

Double Tongue” has “as is’

characteristic” turned his back
on statements he made during
the election campaign when he
claimed that any suggestion he
would cut back on the civil ser-
vice was merely an attempt by
the PLP to “put fear in the peo-
ple.”

He alleged that since coming
to power the government has

“used transfers to victimise both |

police officers and other gov-

’ ernment employees.”

The Golden Gates represen-
tative also pointed to the FNM’s
promise that it would govern
“compassionately, transparent-
ly and ethically” — claiming that
the government has failed to

‘display any evidence of such

behaviour.

He warned that if the gov-
ernment “thinks that they can
get away with balancing the
budget on the backs and at the
expense of the lives and jobs of
Bahamians, they’ ve got another
think coming.’

His statements were echoed
by several other opposition MPs
who spoke of the government’s
alleged “victimisation” of those
with PLP affiliations since tak-
ing office.

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Power fully restoed to

Harbour Island and
Eleuthera, says BEC

BEC management con-
firmed yesterday that the
reduced generation capacity

on Eleuthera and Harbour .

Island over the past two weeks
resulted from the failure of “a
few key components” in its
system.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, BEC said its techni-
cians acted immediately to
rectify this situation. It said
their efforts — including the
acquisition of repair parts and
the repair process — are pro-
gressing very well.

. “In the interim, BEC quick-
ly activated alternative mea-

sures to increase the genera-.

tion availability and delivery
to the consumers on Eleuthera
and Harbour Island,” the
statement said. “As a result
of these actions, the situation
that had resulted in power
outages in both Eleuthera and
Harbour Island July 4 to 5,

2007 is now under control and

power is fully restored to all,

parts of Eleuthera and Har-
bour Island.”

As the repairs near comple-
tion, BEC said, it wants to
assure Eleutherans and Har-
bour Islanders that they can
look forward to even further
improvements in their service.

“Since July 5, 2007, a con-
sistent supply of electricity has
been returned to Eleuthera

and Harbour Island. Should - |

the remaining repair process
necessitate minor, brief
planned outages, customers
will be notified via Splash FM
and ZNS 1540 AM.

“BEC urges individual cus-
tomers who may still be expe-
riencing power interruptions
to contact them via email at:
rocksound@bahamaselectrici-
ty.com or on their.Rock Sound
emergency number, 242-334-
2161,” the statement said.



© In brief

our: BEC
Pod deficit of
$1.9m last

financial year

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation posted an overall
deficit of $1.9 million in the last
financial year, Minister of State
for Public Utilities Phenton
Neymour disclosed in the
House of Assembly.

In his contribution to the
debate on the Speech from the
Throne on Monday, Mr Ney-
mour said the deficit was due
to reduction in the electricity
rates by the previous adminis-
tration without a proper tariff
study as is prudent in the indus-
try.
As a result, he said, BEC’s
revenue was reduced by $17
million in the first year alone
following the rate decrease.

“Each year since, revenues
have decreased, and revenue
losses for the past year are esti-
mated to be $20 million and
some $55 million over a three-
year period.

“Meanwhile, BEC has
absorbed higher Customs
duties, and continued increas-
es in the price of oil on.the
international market, which
were not passed on to the con-
sumer,” he said.

The minister warned of fur-
ther losses at the end of this
financial year.

He said BEC must be able to
operate and carry out its man-
date, without the government
having to guarantee its finances -
like Bahamasair or the Water
and Sewerage Corporation.

“Therefore, this matter is
under review and has been
flagged as the highest priority
of myself and our newly
appointed board,” Mr Neymour
said. “I will commit to the
Bahamian people that correc-
tive action will be taken to
ensure that the corporation’s
financial state is made healthy,
while at the same time provid-
ing quality electricity supplies
at a’reasonable cost.”

Jamaican PM
steadfast
about national
election date

: JAMAICA

Kingston

PRIME minister Portia Simp-
son Miller said Monday she will
not move up the national elec-
tions date despite increasing
tensions between the island’s
two main political parties,
according to Associated Press.

The weeks leading up to the
August 27 elections have been
marred by violent incidents
involving members of the ruling
People’s National Party and the
opposing Jamaica Labour Party.
Two JLP members were fatally
shot in the last two months,
while a JLP motorcade report-
edly came under fire earlier this
month. A PNP office in a rural
parish was firebombed in June.

Violence has marred
Jamaican elections in the past,
especially during the 1970s,
when hundreds of people were
killed in political conflict.

Discovery of
military
Humvees
investigated .

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

US authorities in Puerto Rico
said Monday they are investi-
gating how three Humvees
apparently belonging to the US
National Guard ended up in
civilian hands, according to
Associated Press.

The first Humvee was found
Sunday near the central city of
Caguas by police who respond-
ed to a report of a domestic dis-
pute and allegedly found a man
in possession of the vehicle and
military rifles.

Local authorities charged the
suspect, Angel Ortiz Burgos,

with several counts of domes-
tic violence and weapons pos-
session.

Burgos told police that he

provided nearby residents with
the two other Humvees and
directed officers to where they
were found, said Pedro Toledo,
Puerto Rico’s police chief. One
was found in a garage and the
other was parked at the home
of a mechanic who works there,
Toledo said.

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Three men

in court after
huge seizure
of marijuana

THREE men charged in
connection with the recent
seizure of $700,000 worth of
marijuana were arraigned in
magistrate's court yesterday.

Marvin Jones; 38, of Blue

Hills Ridge, Omar Ferguson,

25, of Wellington Drive and
Dwayne Gomez, 26, of
Jamaica were arraigned before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel at
Court eight, Bank Lane yes-
terday on drug charges.

It is alleged that the
accused on Sunday, July 22,
were found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana which
authorities believed they
intended to supply to anoth-
er. It is further alleged that
the men imported the drugs
on the same day.

Court dockets also state
that the men conspired to
possess the drugs with the
intent to-supply and con-
spired to import the drugs
with the intent to supply
,between Sunday, July 8, and
Sunday, July 22, 2007.

The men were reportedly
apprehended by the Harbour
Patrol Unit of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force after
marines discovered the drugs
onboard a 22-foot vessel.

The men pleaded not
guilty to the charges and
were remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. They will
return to court on July 31 for
a bail hearing.

Four arrested
after police
discover
ammunition

FOUR men have been
arrested by police for in con-

nection with the discovery of

a cache of ammunition.

The men were taken into
custody around 8pm on
Monday night at Victoria
Gardens, Bamboo.Town

after..officers. of, the mobile .

unit Observed iridividtials act=
ing suspiciously near‘an
abandoned vehicle.
Twenty-five live rounds of
.380 ammunition were recov-
ered by police, and the men
are likely to be brought
before the courts this week.

Two years
after guilty
plea to drug
charges

A JAMAICAN man has
been sentenced to two years
in prison after pleading guilty
to drug charges.

Ricardo Dwayne Williams,
26, appeared before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
eight, Bank Lane on Monday
on charges of possession of
marijuana with the intent to
supply and conspiracy to pos-
sess with the intent to supply.

The offences were alleged-
ly committed on:Thursday,
July 19. According to the
prosecution, Williams was
found in-possession of six and
a half pounds of marijuana.

Health minister says PMH now
clear of bacteria outbreak

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE is no longer an
infectious bacteria outbreak in
the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal’s dialysis unit — and there
has not been since November
of last year, according to minis-
ter of health Dr Hubert Min-
nis.

Dr Minnis also stated on
Monday that there was “no evi-
dence to tie” the deaths of an
alleged 18 dialysis patients who
were receiving treatment at the
unit to the infection. The infec-
tion was said to have been dis-
covered in July last year.

However, in April this year,
former health minister Dr
Bernard Nottage acknowledged
that some deaths in the unit at
Princess Margarét Hospital
could have been due to the out-
break.

At that time, Dr Nattage said:
“Some people have died. Some
of those deaths may have been
due to the infection, but we are
doing a detailed case-by-case
investigation at the moment to
determine the actual cause of
death in people who died.”

Dr Nottage said that a report
on the deaths in the dialysis unit
was in the hands of government
and was being evaluated by the

Public Hospitals Authority. He
said that following the comple-
tion of that evaluation, the min-
istry of health would make that
report public. This never
occurred.

When asked about the results
of that investigation yesterday,
Dr Minnis said he was
“unaware” of such a report.

Dr Minnis’ statements come
around five months after Dr
Nottage:was accused by Cassius
Stuart, leader of a third party,
the Bahamas Democratic
Movement, of “covering up”
the extent of the outbreak and
its consequences.

Prior to the election, Mr Stu-

art called on Dr Nottage to
“come clean” about the situa-
tion, even suggesting his reti-
cence on the alleged problem
was putting the lives of Bahami-
ans in jeopardy by not allowing
them to be fully informed of the
dangers of seeking treatment at
the Princess Margaret Hospital
unit.

At the time, Dr Nottage dis-
missed Mr Stuart’s allegations
as “foolishness.” However, he
admitted that the source of the
infection had not yet been
determined despite vigorous
checks as recently as March of
this year .

Yesterday, Dr Minnis said

that representatives from. the
Pan American Health Organi-
sation (PAHO) had advised
the hospital on what protocols
to follow to deal with the infec-
tion.

“We have been maintaining
those protocols, we don’t have
any problem. The PAHO rep-,
resentative is returning this
week, I believe, as a follow up
to ensure that we have been
maintaining those and sticking
to international standards,” he
said.

Dr Minnis confirmed Dr Not-
tage’s previous statements indi-
cating that the source of the
outbreak was never determined.

Man is jailed for drug offence and charged with murder



i 23-YEAR-OLD Dennis Peterson leaves court yesterday after

: * being charged with murder

(Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in court yesterday on

-a murder charge after pleading

guilty and being sentenced to
three years in prison for mari-
juana possession.

Dennis Peterson, 23, of Mil-

ton Street had been wanted by
police in connection with the
murder of Marvin Lightbourne
‘and the attempted murder of
Quincey Glinton Cartwright,

‘and was to stand trial for a drug

possession charge. Peterson was
captured by police on Monday.

Peterson appeared before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel at
Court eight, Bank Lane yesterday
on the charge of possession of
marijuana with the intent to sup-
ply. He had been out on $30,000
bail in connection with the drug
matter. He was arraigned on the
charge in late January. A war-

“rant had been issued for his arrest

when he failed to appear in court
last month to answer to the drug
charges.

Peterson, who pleaded guilty
to possession of 24 pounds of
marijuana on January 21, was
convicted: and sentenced to
three years in jail.

Peterson was also arraigned

before Chief Magistrate Roger
‘Gomez in Court one Bank
- Lane on a murder and attempt- .

ed murder charge. It is alleged

that on Monday, June 11, being -

concerned with others, he

Bahamas is among countries
with high leakage of tourists

PRIME Minister Ingraham

has revealed that a review of

regional tourism destinations
listed the Bahamas among
countries with the highest leak-
age of tourism revenues.

Addressing the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce Awards
Banquet over the weekend, Mr
Ingraham said the position of
Bahamas’ competitors is erod-
ing as well.

He said one of the main rea-
sons for this situation is the fact
that the Bahamas has experi-
enced a decrease in US visitors.

“This decline in originating
traffic to the Bahamas is due in
part to the implementation of
what is called the Western

Hemisphere Transport Initia-

. tive (WHTI), which requires

US citizens to be in possession
of a passport to facilitate their

re-entry into the United States.

“This initiative has especially
affected first time travellers,
group travellers, meeting or
convention travellers and fami-
lies,” Mr Ingraham said.

He said the government
expects the initiative to have a
dampening effect on the coun-
try’s tourism business for some

‘ time to come.

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Bahamas a levelling of the com-
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“The erosion of this advan-
tage, when coupled with the
introduction of low cost airlifts
provided by cairiers like Jet
Blue and Spirit Airlines, makes
the wider Caribbean much
more accessible and affordable
to U S consumers,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

He said many governments
and countries are engaged in

activities geared towards mak- ©

ing tourism infrastructure and
experience their top priority.
The Bahamas.:is also chal-
lenged, according to Mr Ingra-
ham, by a string of new econom-
ic realities — the mobilisation of
trade regimes, the rapid devel-
opment of new technologies, and
the proliferation of large trading
blocs — which create:special chal-

lenges for business.

“These realities should serve
as a wake up call,” he said.

caused the death of Marvin
Lightbourne.

Lightbourne, 29, of Sunlight
Village, died of gunshot

wounds to his head. The shoot-

ing occurred in the East Street
area. Lightbourne was found

lying between a house and a .

fence, some 200 feet from the
Church of God of Prophecy on
East Street.

It is also alleged that on the
same day, being concerned with
others, he attempted to cause
the death of Quincey Glinton
Cartwright. Peterson was not
required to plead to the charges.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison. The case was
assigned to Court five, Bank
Lane and adjourned to Sep-
tember 13. David Cooper Cun-

ningham, 28, and Nairo Peter-
son, 27 — Dennis Peterson’s
brother — have already been
arraigned on the charges.

Yesterday, 26-year-old Kenya
Ferguson of Augusta Street was
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez, charged
with harbouring a criminal. It
is alleged that between Mon-
day; June 11, and Monday, July
23, knowing that Dennis Peter-
son was wanted by police in
connection with a murder, she
aided in concealing him to avoid
lawful arrest.

Ferguson pleaded not guilty
to the charge and was granted

- $3,000 bail. The case was

adjourned to July 30 and trans-
ferred to Court 11, Nassau
Street.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
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Unravelling the Senate conundrum

LAST WEEK The Tribune was told that a
great fear of the PLP was that if Mr. Malcolm
Adderley, PLP MP for Elizabeth, were to switch
sides it would destroy the PLP’s chances of hav-
ing another seat in the Senate.

There are still others who think that it would
make no difference to the Senate seat whether he
remains with the PLP or crosses the floor to the
FNM’s back bench.

However, it could make a difference. to the
balance of power in the House if the PLP were to
win their three election court cases.

The PLP plan to take government to court to
clarify two sections of the constitution on the
appointment of senators. The two sections appear
to be contradictory.

On May 2 the general elections returned
Hubert Ingraham’s FNM to the House of Assem- .
bly with 23 seats, while the PLP won 18. With a
Malcolm Adderley defection this would give the
FNM 24 seats and the PLP 17.

The argument is that it depends on the ratio of
government to opposition members in the House
as to how many of the three floating senate seats
belong to the opposition. Persons are appointed
to these three seats by the governor-general, act-
ing on the advice of the prime minister after .
consultation with the opposition leader.

The Constitution — s.39 (2)(3) and (4) — is
very clear that nine of the 16 senators are to be
appointed by the governor general on the advice
of the prime minister, while four are to be
appointed by the governor general acting on the
advice of the opposition leader. The remaining
three senators are to be appointed by the gover-
nor general acting in accordance with the advice
of the prime minister after consultation with the
opposition leader.

So far there is no confusion. Everything seems
simple and straightforward.

But then s:40 follows and appears to throw a
monkey-wrench in to upset the clarity. Says s.40:

“In the exercise of the functions conferred
upon him by Article 39(4) of the Constitution, the
purpose of the Prime Minister shall be to secure
that the political balance of the Senate reflects
that of the House of Assembly at the time.”

Three senate seats were appointed. One each
represented the government and the other the
opposition. But the third? The Opposition object-
ed to government’s choice of the third senator.
According to the House ratio, which, says former
prime minister Perty Christie, is to be the basis of
the decision, this third senator should come from
the ranks of the PLP. On the other hand, says
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, the final choice
is his.

The spirit of both of these sections seems

intended to give the final say to the prime min-
ister. But why was s.40 written in a way that
appears to contradict s.30?

Someone this weekend suggested the answer.
He said that because the British, having had a
longer parliamentary history than the Bahamas,
provided for many contingencies that had man-
ifested themselves over the centuries. The
Bahamas, yet in the constitutional cradle, was fac-
ing for the first time a crisis, already solved by the
Mother of Parliaments centuries ago. He said
he had heard that s.40 was to allow for the exis-
tence of a third party. Section 40 was to take
into consideration the future existence of a third
party and-to make certain that such a party did
not get left out when senate seats were being
appointed.

He did not think that this was the answer, but
he was prepared to leave it open as a possibility.

. This suggestion seemed to rekindle the dying
embers of memory. We went away to give it
some thought. Somewhere way back in the
recesses of our mind we tried to recall a conver-
sation with our uncle, the late Hon Eugene
Dupuch, QC, on this very question. Mr Dupuch
was the legal adviser to the FNM at the London
conference at which the Bahamas constitution
was drafted.

We recall him saying something to the effect
that that clause was there to protect the exis-

‘tence of a third party against the day when one

might break through our present two-party sys
tem. Whether this was the complete answer, we
don’t recall.

However, a search of the files around that
period might reveal some of his writings, which

could throw some light on the subject.

Did it mean that section 39 (2)(3)(4) governed
our present two-party parliament with section
40 coming into play only if there were a third par-
ty? This is now a matter for the courts.

However, should the PLP win all of their

three election protest cases, this would give them

21 seats in the House and the FNM, 20. Howev-
er, should Mr Adderley defect to the FNM, and
the PLP win their cases, the FNM would have 21
seats — this would include Mr Adderley. The
PLP, having lost Mr Adderley to the FNM,
would then slip back to 20 seats.

At the moment, Mr Adderley is the most
powerful man in the House — he holds the bal-
ance of power in his hands, and the future of
both political parties. He is in the same position
as was the late Sir Randol Fawkes when the
UBP and PLP were tied 18-18 on the floor of the
House after the July 10, 1967 election. Sir Randol
joined the PLP, thus breaking the tie and giving
the government to the PLP.

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Woe

PLP behaviour
in the House
of Assembly

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE PLP exposed their col-
lective hands on Wednesday.
The behaviour displayed by the
Member of Parliament for
Golden Gates Mr Shane Gib
son was downright disgraceful.
His defiance to discontinue the
use of his laptop as ordered by
Speaker Alvin Smith, is a per-
fect example why our youth are
the way they are today.

They witnessed the total dis-
respect for authority displayed
live on television, by our sup-
posedly honourable men and
women in the PLP. For the sake
of re-emphasising, even Cyn-
thia “Mother” Pratt was pre-
sent. She never discouraged Mr
Gibson during this whole
ordeal. Fred Mitchell actually
was seen encouraging Mr Gib
son not to leave the House. The
FNM MP was stunned to see
how far the PLP plans to go.

Bahamian young men who
are easily influenced, saw a ‘sup-
posed role model’ show them
exactly how to ignore authority.
This is one reason why the
Bahamian youth show so little
respect for authority, They do
not respect their parents, elders,
church and certainly do not
respect the law.

It is obvious to all that the
PLP planned to disrupt the
House from the very beginning.
I was present and observed the
whole scenario played outright
before my very eyes. The only
laptop opened in the House of
Assembly was Mr Gibson's. |
would be the most naive mdi-
vidual in the whole wide world
if Fdid not think that everyone
else either had a laptop with
them or owned one. This was.a
blatant, intentional and calcu-
lated act.

It is patently clear to me, asa
trained political eye that the
PLP’s overall game plan ts to
continue to disrupt the pro-
ceedings whether it is the House
of Assembly or the Senate. No
Bahamian can forget how
retarded Senator Allyson Gib-
son behaved. In my opinion my
yard chicken would have been
embarrassed

On another note, but in keep-
ing with the childish PLP behav-
iour, Virginius Alfred Gray dur-
ing the protest of the use of lap-
tops by the Speaker, screamed
at the top of his voice that he
would “broke up the House of
Assembly” if D Shane Gibson
was made to leave.

This same asinine statement
by Mr Gray was seen by all

' Bahamians watching the Par-

liamentary proceedings. It was

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despicable to see Members of
Parliament that we pay, some
of whom profess to be Chris-
tians, behave Jike a drunken
sailor.

The same people who always
preach that our youth must
learn how to deal with conflicts,
threatened to destroy the
House of Assembly because
their colleague was disobedient
to the Speaker of the House of
Assembly. This sends a very
poor message to our impres
sionable children.

If Shane Gibson, V Alfred
Gray and the PLP have decided
to destroy the people’s Parlia-
ment and the democracy of the

. Bahamas, then we must brace

ourselves for what is to come. It
is obvious to all that the pro-
ceedings will not go on as usual,
but will be always interrupted
by some choreographed, chaot-
ic act designed to interrupt the
proceedings.

The President of the Christ-
ian Council was right. The
PLP’s inability to accept the

- results of the election has/is con-

tributing to the lawlessness and
crime. It is making them crazy.
Sadly PLPs with sense are doing
nothing to stop them from their

destructive course. The PLP will
suffer because of this.

Bahamians will soon see how
law and order will be thrown
out of the window by the PLP
just to be disruptive, and for no
other reason. Our children too
will be able to see the differ-
ence between the PLP’s behav-
iour and the FNM’s behaviour.
Then they can easily determine
which party is mature enough
to continue to lead this
Bahamas.

IVOINE W
INGRAHAM
Nassau,

July, 2007.

(It would be well for this
Opposition to consider the
words of the late Eugene
Dupuch, QC, in an article he
wrote in The Tribune on Janu-
ary 31, 1973.

(“It is the duty of the Oppo-
sition,” he wrote, “to oppose —
but it is also the duty of the
Opposition not to oppose any-
thing that is good for the coun-
try.”

(Today’s Opposition is not
living up to its role as a loyal
Opposition. The disruptive man-
ner in which its members have
decided to oppose is doing a
great of harm by setting a shock-
ing example to already unruly
youth, — Ed).

Delicate balance between
tyranny and freedom

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE Tribune Editorial of July (8, 2007Z4s a reminder-of the delicate
balance between tyranny and freedom. Such was the risk at the Con-
stitutional Conference in London in 1972. °

The elected PLP representatives flush with the excitement of polit-
ical control had visions of power including those most odious of all, to
deprive Bahamians of their individual freedom to travel where and

when as their needs required.

That the Bahamas escaped the Cuban fate of another would be dic-
tator, is due to the Queen’s representative and the other Bahamians at

Hanna on that meniorable day.

- the Conference who did not go along with the wishes of Mr Arthur

Who among the delegation to the Conference properly appreciat-
ed the distinction between power and liberty? Socialists like Mr Arthur
Hanna and Sir Lynden Pindling were confused about the nature of a
Constitution which is that the state exists for the benefit of the people,
the individual does not exist for the benefit of the state and government
should have only as much power as necessary to secure the people’s lib-

erty and property.

We owe much to The Tribune for keeping the record and for
reminding the country from time to time that our freedoms are not to

be taken for granted.

Lest we forget, it is recommended that The Tribune republish
annually a suitably edited version of today’s editorial as a reminder that
a precious few saved the day.in 1972.

That too is part of Bahamian history.

The Nassau Institute a
Nassau,
July 18, 2007

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Man arrested
after pistol and
ammunition
are found

A 21-year-old man of Mil-
ton Street is in police custody
in connection with the dis-
covery of a .380 pistol and
several live rounds of ammu-
nition.

Just after 9am on Monday,
according to police reports,
a man was on a motorcycle in
the area of Hay and Robin-
son Streets acting suspicious-
ly, and when approached by
officers, he swallowed a sub-
stance and fled.

The man crashed his bike
in the area of the Mall at
Marathon, police say.

A suspect was captured in
connection with the incident
with the assistance of civilians.

Charges are expected to be
filed in connection with the
matter by the end of the
week, police say.

Severe head
wounds leave
man in
hospital

A MAN is in hospital in
serious condition after receiv-
ing severe head wounds.

The incident occurred in
the Marshall Road area.
When the victim was discov-
ered, according to police
reports, he was unconscious.

Police have a 50-yea-old
man in custody in connection
with the matter and the
investigation continues.

Regular winter
visitor to the
Bahamas
passes away
LONG time visitor Dale
Fosdick of Ann Arbour, Michi-
gan died on Friday, July 20.
Mr Fosdick, who was a reg-
ular winter resident in the
Bahamas for more than 30
years, stayed in the Carefree

apartment complex on Cable
Beach.

Guyana seeks
revision of US.
deportation
process

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

GUYANA officials Mon- *

day urged islanders living in
the US to write their legisla-
tors and ask that they partic-
ipate in upcoming hearings
regarding deportations of
Caribbean citizens, according
to Associated Press.
The hearings, which start
Tuesday and are held by the
sub-committee for Western
Hemispheric Affairs, resulted
from a late June meeting
between President Bush and
Caribbean leaders. Guyana’s
US ambassador, Bayney. Kar-
ran, said US deportation poli-
cies have led to a jump in
crime across the Caribbean,
with deportees arriving to
. islands with few resources.
The US has deported near-
ly 30,000 nationals of the
Caribbean Community trade
bloc in the last 15 years.

Marc Anthony
and J-Lo arrive
for premiere

in San Juan

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

MARC Anthony and Jen-
nifer Lopez arrived in Puerto
Rico Monday to attend the
opening of E/ Cantante, a film
biography of salsa pioneer
Hector Lavoe, according to
Associated Press.

The husband-and-wife
team were co-stars in the
biopic: Anthony starred as
the famed but troubled Puer-
to Rican singer and Lopez
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fering wife, Puchi. The cou-
ple, whose families are from
Puerto Rico, arrived on a pri-
vate jet from New York.

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The law that allows the US
to routinely deport non-citizen
migrants who have committed
crimes in that country has been
denounced as “cruel” by the
advocacy group Human Rights
Watch.

This comes only weeks after
Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette said the law was a
significant topic of discussion
amongst concerned CARICOM
leaders, including those from
the Bahamas, at a recent con-

‘ference in Barbados.

The human rights organisa-
tion is now lobbying Congress
to have the law — which allows
for the mandatory deportation
of immigrants convicted of a

crime — struck down, according

to BBC Caribbean.
CARICOM countries such as
the Bahamas have already
made representation to the US
—most recently at a June meet-

LOCAL NEWS

US deportation law condemned
as cruel by human rights group

Organisation lobbies Congress to outlaw legislation
allowing expulsion of immigrants who commit crimes

ing in Washington between
Caribbean leaders and U S offi-
cials, including President
George Bush - calling for the
US to end the deportation of
non-citizen criminals back to
their country of origin. Their
efforts, it was reported, were
not successful.

This has caused the countries

- to now focus their efforts more

on the question of whether the
U S will provide “resettlement”
funds to countries to which they
deport criminals.

Human Rights Watch claims
that 670,000 non-citizen immi-
grants have been deported since
the law came into effect in 1997.

According to some commen-

tators, the arrival of such dis-
placed persons has contributed
to crime in Caribbean countries
as in some instances the crimi-
nals bring with them new crim-
inal knowledge and contacts. It
also costs Caribbean countries
as they have to, in some cases,

ensure that these persons are .

“resettled.”

A significant percentage of
those deported have lived in the
US for a long period of time
and have little familial or other
connections to the Bahamas,
Mr Symonette has noted. .

Human Rights Watch is con-
cerned that an alleged 1.6 mil-
lion children and spouses in the
US have been separated from

>

their family members who have
been forced to-leave the country
under the tightened 1996 immi-
gration law.

Families

According to the group, the
separations have inflicted suf-
fering on many families who
have been forced to sell homes,
or who may have lost jobs and
been thrown into “financial tur-
moil.”

Alison Parker, a senior
researcher for Human Rights
Watch in Washington, has sug-
gested that the convicts be giv-

en a hearing "so that they can’

remain in the US if their con-
nections to the country are
strong".

Many of those deported have
paid taxes in the U S for years,
own businesses and have even
served in the US military, she
pointed out.

Alongside these reasons for
allowing them to remain, the
official notes that of the thou-
sands deported, 65 per cent
have committed only minor,
non-violent crimes.

Commentators also note that
some of the deportees have very
little or no connection to the
countries where they were born
— having left for the US when
they were very young.

Health officials develop
strategy in case bird flu
breaks out in humans

HEALTH experts from vari-
ous government and non-gov-
ernment agencies began meet-
ing on Monday to develop a
draft national contingency plan
for the strain of bird flu that
affects humans.

The meeting took the form

‘of a national influenza pan-

demic preparedness planning
(NIPPP) workshop and simu-
lation exercise, which is being
conducted over a three-day
period at the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Conference Centre
on East Street.

The objective of the exercise
is to ensure that the Bahamas is
prepared to recognise and man-
age avian influenza or an
influenza pandemic and thereby
reduce the health, social and
economic consequences.

Minister of Health and Social
Development Dr Hubert Min-
nis said that while a influenza
pandemic has not yet occurred
anywhere in the world, each
additional human case gives the
virus the opportunity to
improve its transmissibility in
humans and thus develop into a
pandemic strain.

Dr Minnis said research by
the World Health Organisation
(WHO) states that the risk of
pandemic influenza is “serious”.

He said that with the HSN1
strain of the virus now “firmly
entrenched” in large parts of
Asia, the risk that more human
cases will occur persists.

The minister noted that in
August 2005, WHO recom-
mended that strategic action be
undertaken by countries in
response to the avian influen-
za pandemic threat. ;

“One of the key recommend-
ed actions was the strengthening
of national preparedness to
reduce societal disruption and
morbidity and mortality associ-
ated with a pandemic,” Dr Min-
nis said.

“Realising that a successful
response to a pandemic threat
requires active participation
from many stakeholders, both
public and private, the ministry
has undertaken extensive con-
sultation and collaboration in
preparation of developing a
national plan,” he added.

Lynda Campbell of the Pan
American Health Organisation
(PAHO) and WHO represen-
tative for the Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos Islands, com-
mended the Ministry of Health
for recognising the importance
of planning for the likelihood
of such a development.

Ms Campbell said preparing a
national plan for an influenza
pandemic, or any similar event
is “no easy task; is quite com-
plex and is an ongoing task.”

“Clearly the archipelagic
nature of the Bahamas and the
reliance on goods produced out-
side of the country are only two
factors that could be challenging
in an event such as an influenza
pandemic here,” Ms Campbell
said.

“In her comments earlier this
week, the director-general of
WHO noted that a prepared-
ness plan should not just be a
health plan, but needs to
involve other sectors such as
transportation, communication
and education among others,”





@ PARTICIPANTS attend the Ministry of Health and Social
Development and the Pan American Health Organization
(PAHO) National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning
workshop on Monday at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Con-
ference Centre.

she added.

Ms Campbell said national
plans such as the NIPPP pro-
vide a framework that can guide
each sector and each institution
in developing more detailed
plans, while allowing for their
input, to ensure that all “rele-
vant” issues are addressed.

“How will an influenza pan-
demic, with possibly up to 40
per cent absenteeism for up to
six weeks affect the education
sector, private businesses, bank-
ing services, public and private

(Photos: BIS/Tim Aylen)

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transport, international trans-
port of goods into the country
and the operations of correc-
tional facilities such as prisons?”
she asked.

“Some of these are issues that
are clearly beyond the scope of

the health sector and the par- .

ticipation of agencies such as
NEMA (the National Emer-
gency Management Agency) as

‘well as key sectors, is critical to

ensuring that the national plan
is relevant,” she said.



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Senator claims PLP blaming everyone |
but themselves for election defeat

i By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

SENATOR Rev Frederick
McAlpine accused the PLP of
seeking to keep Bahamians
divided by its refusal to accept
_the outcome of the May 2 elec-
tion.

Speaking in the Senate on
Monday during his contribu-
tion to the national debate on
the Speech from the Throne,
Kev McAlpine said the PLP
continues to blame everyone
but themselves for their defeat.

‘Never in the history of lead-
ership have we experienced
such bitterness displayed by
those who have been compact-
ed at the polls, of which they
were in charge of.

“They called the election;
‘they changed the boundaries;
they had the date, they had the
machinery.

And might I add, they had
the endorsement of many bish-
ops and churches.

“Yet, they continue to blame
‘overybody for their defeat
«xcept themselves. And now
that it is over, and this present
eovernment has rightfully
received the spoils, they con-
-tittue to seek to keep us divided
asa people and nation by con-

‘stantly agitating pockets of our
society and the archipelago into

«

believing that an election was
stolen from them who were in
charge of the entire process,”
he said.

In the election, the FNM
won 23 seats to the PLP’s 18.
The PLP is contesting the elec-

“tion results of three seats won

by the FNM — Pinewood and
Baillou Hills in New Provi-
dence and Marco City in
Grand Bahama.

Court

Petitions have been filed for
the matters to be heard in the
election court. Former Marco
City MP Pleasant Bridgewater
is claiming almost 200 persons

voted illegally in that con-

stituency, where she lost by a
mere 47 votes to the FNM’s
candidate Zhivargo Laing.

Up until 2002, the senator
said, the results of elections
were generally accepted by the
members and leadership of
political organisations.

He noted that even when the
Free National Movement ques-
tioned the validity of the 1987
elections, the general consensus
was that the FNM accepted its
defeat, even though there were
some ambiguous concerns
regarding the process. @°

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ter, accepted the outcome as
the will of God and His peo-
ple. Whether it was Sir Roland
defeating Sir Lynden, Sir Lyn-
den defeating Sir Roland; Sir
Kendal or Sir Cecil being
defeated by Sir Lynden; Sir
Lynden being defeated by the
right honourable Hubert Ingra-
ham, or the FNM being defeat-
ed by the right honourable Per-
ry Gladstone Christie, every-
one took their licks when
defeated and were magnani-
mous despite their defeat.
“The game is over. The ral-
lies are done — at least for us it
is. And now that they’ve lost,
instead of remaining hon-

ourable men and women in
their defeat, they're acting like
spoiled children who lost the
game and want their marbles
back after they've been beat-
en,” said Rev McAlpine.

The senator also said that
many members of the clergy
have been calling for political
leaders, including Prime Min-
ister Ingraham, to lead the pub-
lic in a drive for peace and
national unification.

The opposition, he said,
insists on being defiant, ignor-
ing the call of the president of
the Bahamas Christian Council
and other members of the cler-

gy.

“The former government
boasted about being a govern-
ment and a political organisa-
tion that listens and embraces
the leadership and congrega-
tion of the church.

“Since their defeat, it now
appears that the organisation
is divorcing themselves from
the voices of God in our nation.
Or is it that the voices are not
speaking what they want to
hear?”

Senator McAlpine said the
country cannot unite if one side
continues to persuade those
who they lead to defy or resist
those who govern.

Inaguans show

MATTHEW TOWN - Fine souvenirs created
exclusively from material found in Inagua were
showcased for a group of specialty tour operators
and birders from the United States brought over by
the Ministry of Tourism.

Bowls of colourful Inagua sea shells, broaches,
earrings, elaborately decorated dress bags with
matching hats, paintings, figurines, were but a taste
of what Inaguans had to offer.

Held at the downtown Erickson’s Public Library
and Museum, many presenters were graduates of
the recent Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAl®) nation-wide arts and craft
course.

Its success was hailed as heralding an awakening
of the creative spirit in Inaguans as demand grew

‘from tourists and markets opened nationwide.

“The products are of a very high quality,” said
Janice McKinney of Albert Street, Matthew Town,
the Ministry of Tourism’s co-ordinator on the
island. “They are very beautiful.

“Our guests commented on how creative the
items were. They said they were unique in that
they did not see that kind of artistic expression
anywhere else.

“Since the BAIC graduation, we have had arti- ©

sans who have been dedicated and devoted to per-
fecting their means of expression.

“And, those who were working hard were able to
sell all their wares. They found markets outside
Inagua like the nearby Turks and Caicos Islands,
New Providence, and Grand Bahama.” © ,

Mrs McKinney is also BAIC’s director for
Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay (the MICAL constituency).

During this July 13 to 16 weekend, Inaguans
hosted a group of specialty tour operators and
birders from the United States as the Ministry of
Tourism lays the ground work for turning the spot-
light on Inagua.

In conjunction with the Bahamas National Trust,
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) —
which provided funding — and residents of Inagua,
the ministry is looking at ways in which the econo-
my of Inagua can grow through tourism.

Two key objectives are to.reduce outward migra-
tion through the creation of economic alternatives
for local residents, and to raise awareness levels and
stimulate visitor interest in Inagua.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed coming to Inagua,”
said Bob Schutsky, a specialty tour operator from
Bird Treks, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. “We
have only good things to say about the island when
we return. The birding is good, the accommodations
are superb, and the people are very friendly.”

Other tour operators were Lori Gross of Creative
Education, Annapolis, MD; Heather Buiwit of the
Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Andrew Gris-
wold of the Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel,
Essex, CT.

An eye catcher at the exhibition was a four-inch
wide orange and silver pearl clamshell submitted by
sports fishing expert Colin Ingraham.

Patrons marvelled at Sherrie Clifford’s oil paint-
ings of popular Inagua scenes and her use of mul-
ti-coloured raffia to immortalise the rare West
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(BIS photo by Patrick Hanna)

Both birds make their home in Inagua.

But it was master stylist Christina Major who
sent patrons palate into a tizzy with her assort-
ment of mouth-watering peanut cakes, coconut
cakes, milk cakes, fudges, candies.

“Tourists tell us when they come to Inagua they
want to carry back a piece of Inagua,” said Ethalyn
Cartwright, whose specialty is ladies accessories.
“We oblige them with souvenirs they cannot find
anywhere else.”

She works with silver top palm and coconut
leather using a variety of Bahamian weaves —
Jacob’s ladder, fish pot, sour sop, peas an’ rice and
Inagua’s specialty, shark’s teeth — decorated with
raffia and multi-coloured bubble shells.







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found dead

A 39-year-old crew mem-
ber on the sand barge, “Big
Ben”, docked at Snake Cay,
Abaco, was found dead in the
bottom of the ship’s hull yes-
terday morning. Chief Super-
intendent Basil Rahming said
that about 10am yesterday
Marsh Harbour police were
informed of the death.

A team of uniformed and
plainclothes officers went
immediately to the location,
where they boarded the barge
and saw the body of the ves-
sel's first mate, Licario Suazo
Alvarez, 39, of Honduras, sit-
ting in a slumped position at
the bottom of the hull.

According to the barge's
captain, Glen Bodden, 37,
also of Honduras,

Alvarez had just finished
eating breakfast with four
other crew members when
shortly afterwards he was
found in that position on the

The officers examined the
body and found no visible
injuries. Rigor mortis had not
yet set in, which indicated that
the deceased had died shortly
before the officers arrived,
said Chief Supt Rahming.

The body was taken to the
Clinic at Marsh Harbour,
where it was officially:pro-
nounced dead. It has since
been flown to New Provi-
dence, where an autopsy will
be performed to determine
the exact cause of death.
Police do not suspect foul
play at this time.

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quently between Grand
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Dominican govt
criticised for
Cabinet salary
increases

BH DOMINICA
Roseau

DOMINICA’S oppo-
sition on Monday criti-
cised a, government pro-
posal to. raise Cabinet
ministers’ salaries by
nearly 50 per cent, say-
ing the resources should
go toward reducing «©
poverty on the.
Caribbean island,
according to Associated
Press.

The proposed increas-
es, included in a budget
submitted last week,
would boost Prime Min-
ister Roosevelt Skerrit’s
monthly pay to $3,500 if
approved by Parlia-
ment.

Opposition leader
Earl Williams said the
raises are not justified
while many of the
island’s 73,000 people
struggle with low-pay-
ing agriculture jobs.

“We believe in the
interest of fair compen-
sation not only for min-
isters of government
but the many workers
of this country whose
low wages continue
to breed poverty,” he
said.

The government also
proposed reducing the
income tax by two per
cent, but Williams pro-
posed cutting it by five
per cent and doing away
with a 15 per cent val-
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last year.

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- LOCALNEWS — |

Oln brief ‘Bahamas

Hugo Chavez
says Critical
foreigners to
be expelled

@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said foreigners who
publicly criticise him or his
government while visiting
Venezuela will be expelled
from the country, according
to Associated Press. -

Chavez ordered officials to
closely monitor statements
made by international figures
during their visits ‘to
Venezuela — and deport any
outspoken critics.

“How long are we going to
allow a person — from any
country in the world — to come
to our own house to say
there’s a dictatorship here, that
the president is a tyrant, and
nobody does anything about
it?” asked Chavez, speaking
during his weekly Sunday tele-
vision and radio programme.

“No foreigner, whoever he
may be, can come here and
attack us. Whoever comes,
we must remove him from
the country,” he said. “I’m
talking about some gentle-
men who come here for con-
ferences.”

The Venezuelan leader did
not elaborate but his state-
ments came after Manuel
Espino, the president of Mex-
ico’s conservative ruling par-
ty, criticised Chavez for seek-
ing indefinite rule during a
recent pro-democracy forum
in Caracas.

Government opponents
argue Chavez — a close ally
of Cuban leader Fidel Cas-
tro —is becoming increasing-
ly authoritarian and cracking
down on dissent as he steers
oil-rich Venezuela toward
what he calls “21st-century
socialism.”

Chavez rejects such allega-
tions, countering that demo-
cratic freedoms have been
extended since he was first
elected in 1998. The former
paratroop commander says
his government has empow-
ered the poor by giving them
increased decision-making
authority in politics.

‘faces challenges’ to

maintain standard of living

MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said
that major challenges must be
met if Bahamians are ton con-
tinue enjoying a standard of liv-
ing in line with more developed
countries.

Addressing business leaders
at the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce’s “Meet the Minis-
ter” forum, Mr Laing called for
the economic empowerment of
more Bahamians.

He said this would requires
the creation of income-earning
opportunities for thousands of
unemployed Bahamians and
more profitable business oppor-
tunities for existing businesses.

Economic empowerment, the
minister said, also meant finding
business opportunities for entre-
preneuts.

He said there is also the chal-
lenge of what is called “global
integration management”.

“For decades The Bahamas
has benefited from its partici-
pation in the world community
without any real formal inte-
gration into the international

trading system. But the world
is now saying that life can no
longer be unilateral, it has to
be reciprocal, and they are now
asking us to become fish or fowl
when it comes to the interna-
tional trading system,” Mr
Laing said.

As a result, he said, there has
been all kinds of “alphabets”
added to the Bahamian vocab-
ulary, including the FTAA
(Free Trade Area of the Amer-

icas Agreement) and the CSME -

(Caribbean Single Market and
Economy).

Mr Laing said these are all
part and parcel of the require-
ment or the demands being
placed on the country by the
international community.

He said the Bahamas has per-
haps the “hottest and most valu-
able commodity” to be found
on the globe today.

“That commodity is lifestyle.
When you take the environ-
ment, servility and stability
combined, we have one of the

finest qualities of life to be

offered. But we stand the risk, if





@ MINISTER of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing talks about
the challenges to the standard of living in the Bahamas at the
first ever Minister’s Forum at the Chamber of Commerce Week

Thursday, July 19, 2007.

we do not manage our eco-
nomic development going for-
ward, of damaging that lifestyle,
which is that asset we have.

. Consequently, sustainability has

(BIS photo: Patrick Hanna)

to be a part of our planning
going forward,” Mr Laing said.

He said sustainability is the
third challenge to keeping the
country’s development ongo-

ing.

Mr Laing said fiscal prudence
is the final challenge facing The
Bahamas.

“Government spending and
revenue policy should be man-
aged so the productive sector is
protected in terms of its assets,
access to credit, or from the cre-

ation of too harsh a burden on

future generations, to service
our consumption of things
today, at the expense of those
children tomorrow,” he said.

Mr Laing noted that while 20
per cent of the income generat-
ed in the country is created by
the public sector, 80 per cent is
created by the private sector.

So the vast majority of the
resources in the country rest
with or comes from the private
sector, he said.

Minister Laing said dialogue
then between the two sectors is
extremely important to keep
The Bahamas at a level if it
wants to continue being the
third highest per capita coun-
try in the Americas. :

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Man is jailed for
two years after
admitting forgery

FREEPORT - A well-known
Haitian-Bahamian man was
sentenced on Monday. to two
years in prison after pleading
guilty to five counts of possess-

‘ing and uttering forged docu-

ments.

Malario Sarrette, also known
as Solomon Noe and Dr Noe, a
39-year-old resident of Bentley
Drive, Bahama Terrace,
appeared before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Helen Jones.

. He was represented by Attor-
ney Brian Hanna.
~Sarrette,-a Haitian-Bahami-

ian concert promoter and entre-
_ preneur, pleaded guilty to five

‘counts of possession of a forged
Insurance Management certifi-
cate of motor insurance, know-
ing it not to be genuine.

He was further charged with
uttering these documents
between February 15 and July
19, 2007.

Magistrate Jones accepted his
guilty pleas and convicted him
on all counts.

Sarrette was sentenced to two
years imprisonment on the first
three counts, and bound over to
keep the peace for three years
on the remaining two counts, or

in default, sentenced to an addi-. -

tional year imprisonment.

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History and future of the straw market

“The daily passage of market
women up and down Market
Street, under the stone arch named
after Governor Gregory, complet-
ed in 1852, was one of the pic-
iuresque Nassau sights. Some ven-
dors walked great distances, their
goods expertly balanced in flat
wooden trays on their heads.” —
Islanders in the Stream, by Gail

comment was written to a local
newspaper in 1880, and we are still
making the same complaints
today

“Anyone walking down Bay
Street may count dozens of lewd
characters of both sexes lurking
especially in the vicinity of Vendue
House using most obscene lan-
guage... while perchance may be

Saunders & Michael Craton. seen a policeman listlessly walk-

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site of an earlier market (at the
junction of George and Bay
Streets) to process the arrival of
enslaved Africans.

Soon after, another market was
set up on the waterfront further
east. This is the site which is now
— 200 years later — just a big hole
in the ground. And it was those
same enslaved Africans who gave
rise to the straw vendors who once
occupied that market, by adapt-
ing basketware traditions brought
from their home cultures.

When Vendue House became
a telephone exchange in 1916, the
adjacent Market House became
the principal trading place for fruit
and vegetables, meat, fish and
sponges. But over time, the gov-
ernment moved most of the mar-
Ket functions out of the city. Fish,
fruit and vegetable vendors ended
up mostly at Potter’s Cay, and
what remained on Bay Street was
the tourist-centred straw and craft
market

he straw industry as we

know it today got its start
in the 1920s, when the Prince
George Wharf was built. A group
of enterprising Fox Hill ladies
began taking their sisal goods to
Rawson Square to sell to ship pas-
sengers. They were soon followed
by fruit and vegetable vendors who
began selling straw work on the
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Albertha Brown (who died in
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more.or less where the market site
is today. That was in 1936, and

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straw trade grew along with
tourism.

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the islands processed the palmetto
straw and sisal fibre and wove the
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popular items were almost mass
produced in workshops over the
hill for sale-at specialised stalls that
outnumbered those selling fruits
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straw and Sisal work was exported’





to other Caribbean islands. But
eventually local demand exceeded
supply, and the flow of raw mate-
rial and finished items was
reversed, At first, most imports
were from nearby Haiti and the
Dominican Republic. Later they
came from as far away as the
Philippines and China — some-
thing which has become a hot-but-
ton issue today.

During the political turmoil of
the 1950s, the growing number of
straw vendors became a popular
cause, competing as they did with
the powerful Bay Street merchants
for tourist dollars in the heart of
the city. There were frequent com-

. plaints about the poor conditions

in which these enterprising women
had to work.

B: the next decade the
straw market had

become a genuine political foot-
ball. In 1963 the 62-year-old Mar-
ket House was condemned and
there was talk of a new market on
the Adderley property (where the
Churchill Building stands today).
Although that never panned out,
the government did build an open-
air arcade for straw vendors in
Rawson Square.

When the Progressive Liberal

" Party came to power in 1967 there

were about 700 straw vendors, and
their motley collection of stalls had
become an attraction, sometimes
described as “the gateway to the
city". There was renewed talk
about building a market specifi-
cally for them, which then PLP
minister Arthur Foulkes said the
previous United Bahamian Party
government had been reluctant to
do out of envy: “It is our respon-
sibility to correct this mistake.”
But again, nothing happened,
despite the fact that a parliamen-
tary resolution was passed calling
for money to “construct suitable
accommodation for the straw ven-
dors.” Understandably, there were

. other priorities for the new gov-

ernment, and the situation
remained undecided until 1974,
when the old marketplace burned
to the ground.

The government’s immediate -

response was to move the market
to Fort Charlotte, but the vendors
— by now organised as a trade
association — protested vehe-
mently ‘and the politicians gave
way, providing open-air stalls on

‘ the now-cleared Market Range

site instead. There followed a six-
year hiatus while the government
mulled over what to do with this
prime watertront property.
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cronies to gain access to the site,
those years saw running battles
with the vendors who tried to set
up makeshift sidewalk stalls all
along Bay Street. Eventually, it
was announced that a new four-
storey Market Plaza would be built
to house over 500 vendors, as well
as the Ministry of Tourism.

Fe construction to begin,
fruit and vegetable ven-
dors were moved inland to Jumbey
Village, at Big Pond. But efforts to
relocate the straw vendors to the
Customs shed on the Prince
George Whart met with fierce
resistance: “It’s not fit for dogs,”
one vendor said of the Customs
shed, although they eventually
complied.

But construction never began,
leading the vendors to complain
that government had shelved the
plans: “In their high and lofty posi-
tion they have forgotten that we
are citizens with the right to par-
ticipate in any decision-making
process,” they asserted at the time.

In fact, it was not until May 1980



Is the investment
of $23 million in
public funds to
provide market
stalls for 600
vendors justified
in the face of other
pressing needs —
like schools and
hospitals?



— with an election approaching
— that work finally began on the
new $6 million Market Plaza. And
vendors were not able to occupy
the plaza until January of 1983 —

almost a decade after the old mar-

ket had burned down.

The opening of the new Mar-
ket Plaza was accompanied by
huge controversies over access to
the limited number of stalls, ‘as
well as heavy flooding whenever it
rained. But straw vendor chief
Telator Strachan criticised the
newspapers.for using these prob-
lems to gain political mileage by
attacking the PLP government.

Even back in the 1980s there
were charges that most of the
straw work sold at the new market
was imported from foreign pro-
ducers in Panama, Jamaica and
Asia. In 1983 a Ministry of
Tourism study found that tourists
spent $51 million on straw goods,
but 85 per cent. was imported.

Fast forward to 2001, when a

‘looneytune peanut sellei named

Gardiner walked into the straw

Your

market and struck a match, putting
hundreds of vendors and tourism
personnel out of work and almost
burning down Bay Street itself.

The event was termed a
*national disaster”, and. officials
scrambled to make good. Within
months they were envisioning a
state-of-the-art complex that
would help to transform the down-
town waterfront. A design com-
petition was launched with much
fanfare, and rebuilding was set to
begin in 2003.

By that time the unfortunate
arsonist had progressed through
our molasses-like court system to
begin a 12-year jail term, and the
Ministry of Tourism had acquired
posh new offices at a cost of more
than $4 million.

B ut even now — six years
after the fire — the straw
market remains a vacant lot in the
heart of the city, just a stone’s

throw from the cruise port, with
vendors still working beneath a

.makeshift tent. The new Free

National Movement government
recently cancelled a $23 million
contract (signed by the Christie
administration just three months
before the May election) because
it could not justify the expendi-
ture in the face of other national
priorities.

According to the PLP, the con-
tract was “the largest investment
ever in any single government
building". Meanwhile, FNM offi-
cials have also proposed moving
the straw market to Fort Charlotte
or the Prince George Wharf —
proposals which the vendors have
predictably vetoed. :

Several questions arise from this
potted history:

Why did it take five years. or
more for the PLP to rebuild the
market — twice in the past three
decades?

Is the investment of $23 million
in public funds to provide market
stalls for 600 vendors justified in
the face of other pressing needs
— like schools and hospitals?

Is it appropriate to invest public
funds in one of the few native
expressions of our culture, some-
thing that has been an attraction
for well over half a century?

Should the Bahamian taxpayer
subsidise vendors who pay no rent
or business licenses and who often
subcontract their cue to illegal
immigrants?

Should we let renee stand on:
the sidelines vetoing every sug-
gestion and waiting for a handout?

Do vendors have any responsi-
bility for their own livelihood?

Should we subsidise the sale of
imported souvenirs and fake
brand-name goods?

And finally, why do we keep
discussing the same issues year
after year, decade after decade,
with no resolution?

What do you think? Send com-
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Maynard-Gibson

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Minister Perry Christie never
requested the endorsement of
his party by the Bahamas
Christian Council.

Senator Maynard-Gibson
conceded that she does not
know what Mr Christie’s pri-
vate expectations toward the
church were, but added that
he would have been shocked
if the Bahamas Christian
Council had come out and
endorsed the PLP leading up
to the last general election.

‘Bahamians expect the
Christian Council to be neu-
tral,” she said.

Bishop Humes, who
appeared as a guest speaker
on the Gems 105.9 radio show
“The Way Forward” last
week said that the PLP’s elec-
tion court challenges has exac-
erbated the polarisation of the
country following the May 2
election.

He said that if the PLP won
their challenges for the con-
stituencies of Marco City,
Pinewood and Blue Hills,
there is no way to predict
what the consequences for
society would be.

However, Senator May-
nard-Gibson said that deny-
ing the democratic process is
what would cause chaos and
violence in the country.

“There would be violence
if we didn’t, in all of the cir-
cumstances, bring the matter
to the court and allow the
court to ascertain whether or
not the true intention of the
people was demonstrated in
the election,” she said.

The senator said that com-
~ ments such as those of Bishop

Humes demonstrate a “mis-
understanding of the Bahami-
an psyche.”

With an almost 90 per cent
participation in elections,
Bahamians want to be satis-
fied that the process was one
where the people’s true voic-
es were heard, she said.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson
pointed out that the FNM’s
previous election court chal-

_ lenges were never criticised
in the manner that the PLP’s
are now being questioned.

In 1987, she said, the FNM
brought 11 election petitions
before the courts.

“That was their right, no
one at that time suggested
that they were acting other
than ina lawful pea * she
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reportedly “beaten by an officer
in his cell” and knocked uncon-
scious. The following day,
Desmond was vomiting blood.
Ms Bastian said there were
attempts to revive her grand-
son by officers who “threw
water on him” before he was
rushed to Princess Margaret
Hospital, where he is now
unconscious.

“The family of Desmond is

Stabbed teen
is the year’s
47th murder

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missed.”

nounced dead on arrival at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital moments later.

At this time, Chief Superintendent Hulan
Hanna said that police do not have a motive
for this latest killing. But he said a rigor-
ous investigation has started.

When asked if there is a particular prob-
lem in the Nassau Village area after 30-
year-old David Rolle was gunned down on
the doorstep of the closed Urban Renewal
building on June 28th, Mr Hanna said:

“Actually, we are concerned about all of
the densely populated areas that people
tend to refer to as over-the-hill.”

With this latest homicide in a year that
seems poised to set a record for killings, Mr
Hanna again appealed to the public to assist
police in.preventing these violent crimes.

“In the wake of this, our appeal is to citi-
zens in these communities who are pillars of
the community, for example teachers,
church leaders outstanding people. These
are the people who are in the communities
and many times they observe the indicators

i. or the triggers that set these people off,”

he said.

Mr Hanna added that police are engaging
these community figures to speak with
young people and present to them alterna-
tive methods of conflict resolution, rather
than resorting to violence.

“What we see happening more and more
in our community with the continuing loss of
life of young Bahamian males, the quality of
life for Bahamian males equally diminishing
with each passing day. At this rate, no one

knows where this will end, ” he said.

Thus far this year the average age of
homicide victims is 27, and four out of the
last five victims have been teenage males —
two, 18 years of age, and two 16 years of

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praying tor his life, they also
want justice. His grandmother
has filed a report with the Com-
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deeply saddened,”
ative told The Tribune. “
someone who always (had) you
laughing, and he is deeply

another rel-
He is

now being investigated.

“I have been in touch with
the Complaints and Corruption
Unit, and they have been deal-
ing with me favourably,” Ms
Bastian said. While she was
unaware of any disciplinary
measures taken against the offi-
cer in question, Ms Bastian said
she knew he was “still func-
tioning in his regular duties.”

87-year-old
is brutally
attacked

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black eye — the same eye for which she was
recently being treated for an infection — dis-
coloured lips and cut and bruised arms and legs.

The daughter of the victim, Sandra Fergu-
son-Rolle, was extremely upset.

“This young man was someone who she
thought was a nice man,” said Mrs Rolle. “This
incident is horrible. There is no. telling what
will happen to her eye, she just ’saw an eye spe-
cialist on Friday because of an infection in her

eye, and then he punched her in the same eye.

“The sad part about it is, when he came into
the store he asked her if she was by herself and
asked her if my nephews had left yet, which
meant he was plotting on her. That’s just sad
and cruel.”

Filled with anger, 10-year-old Christopher
Fox had a few words to say to the man who
hurt his dear great grandmother.

“I don’t like people hitting on my family
because when they do that they are messing
with me and the rest of my family. I really want
him to know that I hope he doesn’t come back
to my grammy’s shop, even. though she sees
him as her son. I don’t ever want him to come
back to that store again, because if I see him it
wouldn’t be pleasant. I just want him to know
that God is watching him.” .

Stunned to realise what the country’s young
men have become, Mama Coe told The Tri-
bune she has been robbed many times, but nev-
er experienced an incident like this.

“I got robbed before with knives and guns,
but nothing like this ever happened, I came to
The Tribune to let the Bahamas know what is
really going on, because the public don’t always
get to know what’s really going on.”

According to the police, officers are searching
for a white Toyota Corolla, in which witnesses
say the suspect fled the scene.

Chief Superintendent Hulan Hanna said that
police are following “significant leads” in the
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His family told The Tribune
that perhaps his ordeal can be a
positive wake up call for trou-
bled youth and officers of the
law alike.

“While young people should
continue to obey the law, and
upstand the law, on the same
note police officers should use
extreme temperament when
dealing with hostile situations,”
a family spokeswoman said.
“You know, psychologically
every person is not of the same
mindset, because of what they

are experiencing in their envi-
ronment. So the (officer’s) job is
a serious responsibility.”

Ms Bastian added that she
was thankful to the medical staff
at Princess Margaret Hospital,
headed by Dr Sands, for the
care they have provided for her
grandson.

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into recess next week, President George Bush can make what
is called “a recess appointment,” Dr Hardt said.

He made the announcement during a courtesy call on Sidney
Collie, Minister of Lands and Local Government.

Mr Collie said government is focused on getting “properly
established and dealing with some urgent matters” first before
appointing an Ambassador to the US.

He said that diplomatic postings will be in the next round of
considerations by the government.

Both men also expressed a desire for continued close rela-
tions between the two countries.

Mr Collie, in his capacity as minister of local government, also
accepted Dr Hardt’s invitation to visit the US Navy’s AUTEC

base in Andros.

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his group was delighted to be
working with The Tribune
and its team.

“Operating costs are affect-
ing all newspapers throughout
the world, including The New
York Times and the Wall
Street Journal. Joining forces
to reduce costs in.certain areas
frees up capital to invest in
people, in editorial and news
gathering which would better
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Mrs Carron pointed out that
the digital age has given rise
to severe competition and vast
choices and as media houses
move forward it is vital that
they unite to become diversi-
fied, creative aud well inte-
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“As Mr Aleeiou has said
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Junkanoo
summer
festival
ends early

THE Ministry of Tourism has
discontinued the Junkanoo
Summer Festival in Nassau one
week ahead of schedule.

The move was reportedly
intended to place the spotlight
on Grand Bahama where fes-
tivities will continue as sched-
uled until August 2, in the lead

up to the much anticipated ©

Emancipation Day holiday
weekend activities. *

Junkanoo Summer Festival
(JSF) wrapped up in Nassau on
Sunday. with the final install-
ment of Summertime Jazz at
the British Colonial Hilton.

Other JSF events in Nassau
this year included the cultural
extravaganza at Arawak Cay on
Saturdays, the Royal Poinciana
Tea Party at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas on Sun-
days and the historic tour expe-
rience called A Walk Through
History that was held on Bay
Street on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The July 22, conclusion of the
Nassau JSF series comes on the
heels of festival endings in Exu-
ma and Abaco, which also held
successful JSF series this year.

The Exuma festival ended
one week ago on July 14, and in
Abaco, festival activities con-
cluded on July 6.

Throughout the islands.over
the past several weeks, festival
highlights have included dance
instruction in traditional
Bahamian styles which was
enjoyed by visitors and resi-
dents alike; spoken word and
drama performances; and show-
cased some of the most colour-
ful periods in Bahamian history.

Musical performers included
Cacique Award winner Avvy,
Funky D, Geno D and Visage.

In Grand Bahama, Junkanoo
Summer festivities have also
included conch cracking com-
petitions and sisal plaiting
demonstrations that will con-
tinue until August 2.

The ministry said it hopes
having major JSF activities not
only in Nassau, but on islands
’ outside of New Providence as
well, will continue to enhance
the domestic travel market.

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condition in which they are
Kept.

Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Deveaux
said he visited the cemeteries
to see their condition before
making his decision whether or
not to renew the contracts.

“When I saw the level of
graffiti, the mattresses, fridges
and washing machines: in the
cemeteries, I wondered what
the dead felt,” Mr Deveaux
said at the first Minister’s
Forum, held as part of the
Chamber of Commerce Week
at the Sandals Royal Resort.

The minister also said he has
learned that gang members

have taken to hiding out in the

cemeteries.

“Then | saw the ratings, I
saw not a single rating above
fair in the maintenance of our
public cemeteries,” he said.

“Now Woodlawn Gardens
and the cemetery at the junc-
tion of Gladstone Road do not

* come under my purview; so if

they are clean and graded
above fair, | cannot take
responsibility for that,” Mr
Deveaux added.

He said the public’s money
should not be spent on sub-
standard contracts or substan-
dard work.

“Many Bahamians feel is it is
their right to give substandard
service, because they have fam-
ilies and they need to feed their
children and they have school
fees to pay,” the minister said.

He also noted that with the
innovations tn construction and

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the quality of steel, there is no
reason that public schools
which will either be built or

‘reconstructed should last less

than 75 years.

“Could you imagine now
Earl Deveaux, in 2007, deter-
mining that these schools
should be rebuilt and executing
contracts that one of your chil-
dren in 15 years comes back
and says that they have to
rebuild?” he asked.

But he said the advance-
ments in construction have not
reached the public sector. ,

“I do not think the partner-

ship between builders, archi-
tects and the public sector has
merged to the point where we
are getting the best for our
money,” Mr Deveaux said.

Fair

In September, he said, there
will be a contractors’ fair so the
ministry can review some of
the better forms of construc-
tion and more efficient building
techniques.

“We will not be able to con-
tinue to spend hundreds of mil-

lions of dollars building infra-
structure that does not last,”
he said.

“The question is how to
establish a partnership between
the private sector and the pub-

- lic sector to get good roads, to

modernise construction tech-
niques and build an efficient
infrastructure.

‘My view on how that could
be accomplished,” Mr Deveaux
said, “is through building great
partnerships based on trust,
open dialogue and an accep-
tance that I cannot give you a
dollar for 50 cents work.”

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
NEW PROVIDENCE

DECLARATION OF VESTING
GIVEN UNDER
THE ACQUISITION OF LAND ACT

(Chapter 233)

WHEREAS as notified by Notice of Possession dated the 13" day of
June A.D., 2007 and published in the Extraordinary Official Gazette dated the
15t day of June A.D., 2007 the land and hereditaments described in the

Schedule hereto have been duly appropriated under the Acquisition of Land
Act for the public purpose, namely for airport upgrade and expansion and for

uses related thereto.

“NOW THEREFORE in pursuance of sections 18 and 36 of the said Act, |
do hereby declare that the land and hereditaments described in the Schedule
hereto have been vested in the Minister responsible for Civil Aviation in trust
for Her Majesty in right of Her Government of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas for public purpose.

Dated the 13 Day of. July A.D., 2007

The Rt. Honorable Hubert Alexander Ingraham
Minister Responsible for Acquisition
and Disposition of Lands

Schedule (Annexed)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2007, PAGE 11

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OVERNMENT NOTICE
Office Of The Prime Minister



DESCRIPTION
AREA = 203.49 Acres
AREA = 36.28 Acres AIRSTRIP (Parcels ‘A’,’B’,’C’)
ALL THOSE certain lots pieces or parcels of land together containing

by admeasurement Two hundred and Thivycnine Acres and Seventy-seven
“hundredths of an Acre or thereabouts being the Lots numbered 369-402, 1-
18 of Section I Phase III, 1-9 in Block C, 1 in Block D, Park,
3,4,7,8,11,12,13 in Block F; Park, 4-5,10-11 in Block H, 2 in Block K, 2,3,6
in Block E, 3-15 in Block D, 1,4,5,8-10,13,14 in Block I ia Phase A, 1-7, 8-
32.Section II Phase III of Stella Maris Subdivision inclusive of all road
reservations falling within the areas in addition to the area used for The
Runway on plans on record in the Department of Lands and Surveys as
Plans numbered 35, 40 & 55 of Long Island situate on the eastern side of
The Queen’s Highway and approximately 1 .4 miles solitheasterly from
Burnt Ground Settlement in the area known as Stella Maris in the Island of
Long Island ii the Commonwealth of The Bahamas ABUTTING AND
BOUNDING towards the NORTH on road reservations known as
Turquoise Close and Joy Drive towards the EAST on Turquoise Avenue
Sapphire Avenue and Section I-Phase III, Phase A-Blocks B, F and A and '
Section I Phase II of Stella Maris Subdivision and an area Reserved for
Agriculture towards the WEST on Fernandina Drive and Pitt Street towards
the SOUTH on RGacads Street, Park Reserve and Yumetta Drive and
towards the WEST on The Queen’s Highway or however else the same
may abut and bound which said lots pieces or parcels of land are more -

particularly delineated and shown bordered pink on the plan of the area

hereto annexed and marked “A”.

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08/02/07

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BEC considers new boiler
facility to tackle sludge oil

FROM page one

coastline into the ocean on a reg-

ular basis. BEC never responded
to the allegations.

Yesterday, Mr Basden revealed
that the corporation is currently
reviewing the specifications of var-
ious boilers with a view to pur-
chasing a unit.

This follows statements made
by Minister of State for Public
Utilities, Phenton Neymour, in
response to the insider’s allega-
tions, in which he claimed that he
was “vigorously addressing” defi-
ciencies at the plant.

The source claimed that as
sludge was not being disposed of,
oil releases were spilled over the
yard on a daily basis, eventually
ending up in the ground.
Yesterday Mr Basden admitted
that an oil slick — brought to the
attention of The Tribune on Sat-
urday by a concerned local —
emanated from BEC and may
have seeped from the coastline
outside of the plant.

This comes after the BEC

source claimed that the problem




of ground accumulation had
reached the stage that the corpo-
ration could no longer “hide” it,
as it is “starting to come back out.”

Mr Basden admitted that while
BEC had, since the end of May,
“heightened” its efforts to contain
spills that can seep out of the coast-
line walls at low tide, the spill may
be one example of some of the
leaked oil that occasionally escapes
containment.

According to the general man-
ager, staff at the corporation are
regularly monitoring the coastline
to check for leakages, and if any
escapes, boats will respond with
additional clean-up equipment —
as was reportedly the case in this
instance.

- Mr Basden claimed that the spill
identified over the weekend has
now been entirely cleared up.

In previous years, BEC has
sought to deflect criticism from
environmentalists and other con-
cerned citizens about oil spills in
the Clifton Pier area, repeatedly
asking that the corporation not be
made an easy “scapegoat” for the
leakages that, the corporation
claimed, could have originated

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The failure of any entity to
admit responsibility for certain
spills had led to a situation where
oil slicks were being allowed to
disperse across the ocean unabat-
ed.

Since the May 2nd election
there has been a re-focusing of
attention on the issue of oil spills.
Mr Neymour announced in June,
following the publication of a pre-
vious set of photographs in The
Tribune showing a large oil slick
outside the plant, that the govern-
ment was spending close to
$500,000 on oil spill response
equipment, and aimed to strength-
en oil response contingency plans
“within BEC in particular.” ;

Mr Basden said it is hoped that
the boiler will be able to dispose of
not only what BEC produces, but
also other unwanted oil products,
such as that coming from gas sta-
tions and when members of the

public have their oil changed in,

their vehicles.

“There is no facility here in the
country that really addresses that,”
said Mr Basden.

The specifications of the boiler
are being reviewed to ensure that it
will be capable of handling the
amount of waste product that is
intended.

Mr Basden said that the poten-
tial purchasing of the unit is part of
an effort on behalf of the corpora-
tion to fulfil its role as a “good cor-
porate citizen.”




















































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Chandra wins
Bahamas’ first
medal at Pan Am

FROM page one

medal chart, although up to that
point, no Bahamian had
achieved the feat. It was obvi-
ously a typographical error.
There was no need to change it
after Sturrup crossed the line.

The 36-year-old captain of
the Bahamian women’s team,
who was coming off a turbulent
two-year period, stumbled out
of the blocks first for a false
start that was blamed on the
field.

After regaining her compo-
sure, she settled in and faded
down the stretch in 11.29 sec-
onds to add to the gold she won
in the century at the 1999
Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

Americans Mikele Barber,
running a Pan Am record at
11.02 seconds and her team-
mate, Mechelle Lewis, silver
medalist in 11.24, were a couple
of steps ahead of her.

Sturrup's medal had placed
the Bahamas tied for 18th spot

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Barbados, Haiti, Honduras,
Nicaragua and Uruguay at that
point, all bronze. She just want-
ed her own to be a different
colour.

"I'm not pleased with the
time and I'm not pleased with
the medal either," she told
Bahamian reporters in the
mixed zone where the athletes
are interviewed after their race.

"I had the opportunity to win
the race and I didn't do it."

About the false start, Sturrup
said she just regained her com-
posure, got back in the blocks
and threw everything out of the
window.

Jokingly when asked about
the false start, she said: "I guess
the older you get."

But she admitted that she
blew the race from the 50 metre
mark.

"It's great," she said about
winning the Bahamas' first
medal at these games before
she countered: "No, we won
one already. I see the Bahamas
and it had one yesterday (Tues-
day).

"Well, it's great, knowing
that I'm the first. Hopefully
there will be some more."

Looking back at the race,
Sturrup said she never saw the
Americans until "they passed
me.”

When asked what she's going
to do to celebrate, Sturrup said:
"Celebrate! This isn't no cele-
bration. I wanted to win and I
wanted to run a better time. But
we could get our per diem. For a

medal, I could get some cash in

’ hand because I haven't worked

in a year and the bank book is
kind of low."

Sturrup was referring to the
fact that the athletes have not
received any per diem from the
Bahamas Olympic Association,
which is responsible for the
team at the games.

For Sturrup, this one was a
little special. Her mother, Deb-.
bie Dean, who was normally her
biggest support in the stands in
her previous international
meets, died recently of cancer.

"She's always popping up to
these games, but about a week
before, it really kind of got to
me," she said. "I don't know
what will happen when I get
onto the podium, but I felt it a
long time."

She held back tears on the
podium as the medal presenta-
tion took place in the rain after
the completion of the men's 100
final.

Bahamas track team manager
Ralph McKinney said he's elat-
ed for Sturrup because she’s
had her share of challenges over
the last two years and "this is
definitely her road back.

"Her coming here is going
to give her the confidence to go
back to where she was before."

McKinney, however, said it
will certainly motivate the rest
of the team, including the mem-
bers competing on the women's
4x 100 relay.

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‘Three-year inventory
recovery’ at Morton Salt

Company on target to re-start salt harvesting and re-hire 52 laid-off workers by second week in August

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

orton Salt’s
salt inventory
will take “two
to three”
os years to
recover from the unusually
heavy rainfall that has decimat-
ed production at Inagua’s key
economic engine, the firm’s
managing director telling The
Tribune yesterday that the com-
pany planned to resume har-
vesting within the second week
of August and re-hire 52 tem-
porarilly laid-off workers,
Glenn Bannister said: “We
are taking a salt reading on the
25th, On that day each month,
our guys go to ‘the pond and
measure the cake in the salt
pans.
“We know that August is one
of the best months for salt
{ i

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE
Bahamas
Electricity |g
Corporation
(BEC) sus-
tained a
$1.9 million
loss in its
last finan-
cial year,
the minister
of state for
public utili-
ties said, blaming cuts in the
basic electricity rate approved
under the former government
for costing the company $55m
in revenues over three years.

Phenton Neymour told the
House of Assembly that the
“haphazard” reduction in
BEC’s basic electricity rate

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growth, We feel very strongly
that we will start-up by the sec-
ond week in August,

“We plan to be up and oper-
ating by then, and all persons
on lay-off will be back to work

‘by August 7. Hopefully, we can

put everything behind us,’

Currently, Morton Salt has
temporarily laid-off some 52
workers, or some 50 per cent of
its non-managerial/supervisory
staff,

Mr Bannister said the
remainder, plus 26 managerial
staff, were performing “very
criticalk work” as they waited
for harvesting to resume, such
as working the brine, measuring
salt and servicing the ship that
brought all Morton Salt and the

island’s much-needed supplies *

from Florida, reloading it with
salt to send back.

However, Mr Bannister said

it would “take two to three



Basic rate cuts
cost BEC $55m.



_ first year alone,

* Minister says BEC made
$1.9m loss in last‘financial
year, with this projected to
rise to $38m by 2009

* Claims tariff cuts cost
$17m in first year

* Roberts hits back, stressing
reduction pushed by Board
and BEC management

reduced the corporation’ § Tev-
enues by $17 million in the

“Each year since, revenues
have decreased, and revenue
losses for the past year are
estimated to be $20 million
and some $55 million over a
3-year period,” Mr Neymour
said.

SEE page 8

years to grow back the salt
inventory” that had been
depleted by the absence of
growth this year, due to the
unusually heavy rainfall Inagua
experienced between Septem-
ber 2006 and March 2007.

“We've got to build up our
inventory in the pans,” Mr Ban-
nister explained, pointing out
that the three-inches-per-year
salt growth that Morton Salt
normally experienced had been
wiped out by this year’s rain-
fall.

That three-inch growth

equated to about one million
tonnes per year, but the com-
pany usually harvested 1,2 mil-
lion tonnes per annum for
export. However, this year,
Morton Salt is projecting that
it will harvest only about

. 600,000 tonnes, half of what it

normally produces, corre-

sponding to a 50-per cent reduc- |

_ tion in revenues.

Mr Bannister said Inagua had
sustained three times its normal
rainfall between September and
March, receiving 35 inches com-

‘pared to the normal 10 to 12

inches,

“That’s what made this par-
ticular period so difficult,” Mr-
Bannister said, “The rainfall has
now fallen off. July and August
have been the best months for
rainfall. We expect to get an
inch of salt growth this month,
and another inch next month,
so that we get enough salt
growth to harvest through to
December or even further,”

However, Mr Bannister said
Inaguaysyally received an aver-
age 10-12 inches of rain
between September and
November. “That will play a
part,” he added, “That’s going
to impact salt growth and play
into the picture of how we go.”

Mr Bannister questioned why
the Bahamas Industrial, Man-
ufacturers and Allied Workers
Union had not accepted the
inclusion of a work-week reduc-
tion to three days, in the event
of a poor salt harvest, in the
recently-signed industrial agree-
ment between the two sides,

He explained that if there was
not enough salt cake in the
pans, and no maintenance work

’ for staff to do, Morton Salt

would have no option but to

resort to temporary lay-offs

should such a situation occur
again,

“They didn’t take it,” Mr
Bannister said of the reduced
work-week option, “We told
them that if they didn’t take it,
the only option was lay-offs,
Now we have laid people off
temporarily, and they’re com-
plaining,”

The new industrial agreement

will govern relations between
Morton Salt and the union for
five years, effective 2005
through 2009.

The new agreement will
secure more than 17 per cent in
wage increases over the five-
year period, Union employees
also received a one-time sign-
ing bonus of $400, and secured’a
total wage increase for a five-
year period of 20,3 per cent
including back pay.

Acting pay is to be 40 per
cent of the differential between
the employee’s current rate of
pay and the employee’s rate of
pay for whom he or she is stand-
ing in for, for all hours worked,
* Responsibility pay is to be 70
per cent of the differential
between the employee’s current
rate of pay and the employee’s
rate of pay for whom the
employee is replacing for all





Nassau to rely
on 94% reverse
osmosis water

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas will become
increasingly reliant on reverse
osmosis:plants to produce its
water, the minister of state for
public utilities said, with desali-
nated water set to account for
93 per cent of water produced
in New Providence by 2013,

Phenion Neymour told the
House of Assembly that on
New Providence, in 2003 the
ratio of groundwater to desali-
nated water was 79 per cent to
21 per cent. '

In 2013, the ratio of ground-
water to desalinated water is
projected to be 7 per cent to 93
per cent. In the Family Islands
in 2006, the ratio of groundwa-
ter to desalinated water was 73
per cent to 27 per cent, but by
the end of 2007, this should
change to 68 per cent to 32 per
cent

Mr Neymour said proposed
development plans will further
reduce the reliance on ground-
water, changing the ratio to 60

4

per cent to 40 per cent,

“It should also be noted that
Grand Bahama and Grand
Bahama Utility Company sup-
plies are excluded from these
figures, Presently, about 95 per
cent of water supplied in Grand
Bahama comes from ground-
water, This will decrease as pro-
jects develop,” he added,

Mr Neymour said: “In the
Speech from the Throne, this
Government promised to adopt
a policy of retaining ownership
of all Government-owned
water-bearing land as part of
the Bahamian patrimony,”

He added that the amount of
land required, and the cost of
building wellfields, is increas-
ing.

“Land is becoming more and
more costly in the Bahamas,
and on many islands there are
serious conflict issues when it
comes to land use,” Mr Ney-
mour said.

“When the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation planned to use
groundwater for expanded

SEE page 5

li By NEIL HARTNELL ~
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMAS-domiciled International
Business Companies (IBCs) contribute just
over $50 million per annum to this nation’s
gross domestic product (GDP), a Central
Bank of the Bahamas study has found, an
almost $25 million decline from the ‘pre-
blacklisting’ peak with no signs of a “dis-
cernible recovery” yet,

The study, released yesterday, estimat-
ed that IBCs contributed $51 million to the
Bahamian economy in 2004 through a com-
bination of government revenues and pri-
vate sector fees, “compared to a peak near
$75 million in 2000”,

The Central Bank said its findings placed
“a conservative estimate on the direct con-
tribution of IBC activities to the economy of

hours worked,

Bahamas down $25m on pre-2000 IBC gains

* Central Bank study says ‘no discernible recovery yet’ .
* IBC industry adds just over $50m to Bahamian
? GDP off from pretchiet $75m

the Bahanigi in the low $50 million range
during 2005,

“This was reduced from an estimated
peak in the low to mid-$70 million range in
2000, the year before the full impact of the
new legislation was felt, Revenue decline
paralleled the sizeable fall-off in annual
company incorporations, while a lesser por-
tion of the losses was due to the reduction in
the number of companies on the Bahamian’
register.”

While “a discernible recovery has not yet
emerged” when it came to IBC numbers

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these indicators had stabilised compared
to the 2001-2003 period, when the finan-
cial services industry and its clients were
adjusting to the post-2000 laws and abolition
of bearer shares,

“Medium-term prospects are favoured
by the new Investments Funds Act 2003,
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Prevention better than cure on employee theft

as theft become nor-
mal and honesty
become abnormal? Is

crime out of control, or are we as
citizens able to manage this
problem? The first months of
2007 as it pertains to crime may
lead us to believe otherwise,
As mentioned a few weeks
ago, we have seen a major
increase in the amount of crimi-
nal activity. The police really
have their hands full. But is
crime a police problem? Take,
for example, the repair man - be
he a plummer or mechanic, Is
the fact that your septic tank is
backed up or your car is unable
to start really the problem of the
fix-it-guy? When we consider
this, it seems that the issue may
have been transferred to the
police, but crime is really our
problem, So, what are we going
to do in a realistic attempt to
solve the problem? There are
many suggested solutions, pri-

marily focused on the concept
of harsher penalties, more police
and ‘swift justice’.

The public calls for longer sen-
tences and hangings. These
remedies, I feel, are at the other
end of the spectrum, similar to
using a bigger mop to soak up
the spill. However, my concern is
how we prevent the spill in the
first place.

Phillip Purpura, in his book
Security and Loss Prevention,
says: “In many businesses, so
many people are stealing that
those who do not steal are the
deviants and outcast: theft
becomes normal and honest
becomes abnormal.”

What makes people steal is
the question this article will
attempt to unravel, as it is key to
managing the problem, The old
adage; ‘Walking in one’s shoes

. to see how they think’ is essen-

tial if companies desire to reduce
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Aside from crime statistics
provided by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, and studies done
by other groups such as the
Coalition of Private Sector
Organisations, there is very little
documented information about
employee theft in the Bahamas,

Psychologists, sociologists and
criminologists have struggled for
years to understand and describe
the motivations of dishonest
individuals, These disciplines
have provided numerous stud-
ies in an effort to identify per-
sonality traits and characteris-
tics most frequently associated
with theft or fraud, They have
also attempted to identify social

forces and environmental fac-
tors that contribute to, or might
explain, why certain individuals
are dishonest and others are not,
Only recently have these studies
been directed to white collar
crime, as the focus has been on
violent crimes such as rapes,
murders and bank robberies,

This all changed when, in the
early 1980s, researchers from the
University of Minnesota, John
Clark and Richard Hollinger,
published the results of an exten-
sive three-year study they con-
ducted on employee theft. This
landmark study identified five
characteristics to explain the
phenomenon of employee theft,
They are:

1. External Economic

Pressures

Prior to this study, the most
frequent explanation of employ-
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they had a personal problem
involving alcohol, gambling, illic-
it affairs or similar situations,
This position asserts that “when
economic pressures become
great, people may turn to ille-
gitimate means to achieve social-
ly acceptable goals”.

Clark and Hollinger observed '

that the connections between
the nature of economic needs
and the manner in which the
stolen materials satisfy those
needs had not yet been estab-
lished,

2. Youth and Work

Another commonly-expressed
theory stated that younger
employees are simply not as
honest or hardworking as pre-
vious generations, Cited were
two studies of retail employees
caught in the act of stealing mer-

chandise, Both studies indicat-.-

ed a disproportionate number
of younger, newly-hired employ-
ees were involved in theft, How-
ever, no clear and convincing
evidence existed to confirm this
theory,

3. Opportunity

The opportunity to steal items
of value was considered one of
the primary factors in employee
theft by security practitioners. It
was generally held that every
employee is tempted to steal
from his employer at one time or
another during their career,
based on the opportunity to
steal, This theory was also never

empirically studied until Clark

and Hollinger’s research in 1983,

4. Job Dissatisfaction

The idea that there is a cause
and effect between job dissatis-
faction and employee theft had
not been included in most stud-
ies of workplace theft until Clark
and Hollinger. The theory sug-
gests that the company from
whom employees steal may
influence such theft because
management, directly or indi-
rectly, is responsible for job dis-
satisfaction based on the per-
ceptions of their employees,

5, Social Control

The social control theory sug-
gests that the broadly-shared for-
mal and informal social struc-
ture within a company greatly
influences whether theft persists
or not. Although not empirical-
ly tested until Clark and
Hollinger’s study, it emphasised

the role individual work group

°

norms played in deterring work-
place theft,

In addition, there was evi-
dence in existing studies that the-
orised a relationship between
supervisors/management and
employees in deterring or
encouraging theft behaviour,

Both theories are similar to -
the deterrence doctrine, which
assumes the threat of negative
social sanctions from the com-
pany or law can impact the
amount of theft in the compa-
ny, In essence, employees will
be more likely to steal if they
perceive the threat of detection
and/or punishment for this
behaviour to be weak or non-
existent,

Regardless,. the two primary
objectives here are to reduce
theft and fraud in the workplace.
The company must be clear on
identifying and punishing unac-
ceptable behaviour. As a résult,
regulations regarding theft by
employees must be clear and fre-
quently reiterated to ensure they
are understood by all employ-
ees,

In my opinion, the message
concerning loss prevention and
penalties resulting from such ~
action is lost - or even neglected
- during pre-employment orien-
tations for new staff, never again
to be addressed until someone is
actually caught stealing,

Companies cannot rely solely
on negative sanctions from soci-
ety to apply to the workplace.
Individual sanctions within the
company are important to help
mold the culture and make cer-
tain expectations clear, Enforc-
ing the sanctions must also be
uniform,

It takes only one incident in
which managerial employees are
given preferential treatment to
undermine the entire policy,
Negative sanctions for theft must
apply to everyone in order to be
effective, and management must
be prepared to uniformly dis-
pense discipline.

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concerns

» BY LAUREN VILLAGRAN

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wall Street
pulled back sharply ‘Tuesday as
investors dealt with disappoint-
ing earnings reports and

_ renewed concerns about the
- mortgage lending market. The
Dow Jones industrials fell more
than 200 points.
DuPont was the Dow’s big-
gest loser after the chemical
_ maker reported its second-quar-
ter profit growth was flat; as
improving sales abroad bal-
_ anced the ongoing weakness in |
the U.S. housing and automo- ~
_ tive markets. Fellow Dow com-_
_ ponent American Express said —

“late Monday its quarterly profit

climbed 12 percent on record

card member spending.

_. Tuesday’s retreat was not

surprising considering that the
market’s move into record terri-
tory came before profit reports

_ were released in earnest. Many ..
investors bet that reports would |

- be more upbeat than they have

turned out to be. In addition, a

profit warning from mortgage
«lender. Countrywide Financial.

_ Tuesday reminded investors
“that ‘troubles in the Poa
“narket persist.

The Dow gave up 226.47, or

1.62 percent, to 13,716.95. The

drop was the average’s biggest ©

since March 13, also amid con-

- cerns that the subprime woes
could infect the broader lending
landscape.

Other major stock indicators
also suffered steep declines.

_ The Standard & Poor’s 500
index shed 30.53, or 1.98 percent,

to 1,511.04. The Nasdaq compos-
ite index lost 50.72, or 1.89 per-

cent,closing at 2,639.86. a

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by nearly 10 to

‘lon the New York Stock ~
~ Exchange, where volume came
to almost 2 billion shares, com-
_ pared with 1.52 billion Monday: —

The stock market will likely
be driven by company earnings

‘reports over the next two
weeks, he said, as investors try
. to get a sense of how well cor-
porate profits will hold up.

The steady flow of earnings
reports dictated Wall Street’s
direction on Tuesday, after five
back-and-forth sessions that

.. saw markets rise one day only
to fall the next.

DuPont and American
Express both sank after their.
earnings reports. DuPont tum-
bled $3.36, or 6.3 percent, to
$49.90, while American Express
dropped $3.49, or 5.4 percent, to
$61.17.

McDonald’s, the world’s:
largest restaurant chain, posted
a loss after taking a charge for
the sale of its Latin Américan
outlets. The Dow stock fell 95
cents to $51.55.

In what is perhaps a signal to
Wall Street of more woes to
come in the mortgage lending
market, Countrywide Financial
posted sharply lower second-
quarter profit and slashed its
earnings forecast as mortgage
banking earnings were cut in
‘half. Its shares declined $3.56, or
10.5 percent, to $30.50.

Meanwhile, oil prices
receded further from last
week’s ll-month highs. Light,
sweet crude gave up $1.33 to end
at $73.56 on the Nymex.

-The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies dipped 23.76,
or 2.84 percent, to 811.86.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
-stock average fell 0.21 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped

_ 1.90 percent, Germany’s DAX
index fell 1.73 percent, and

France’s CAC-40 fell

1.69 percent.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007

TELECOM

|BUSINESS |



INTERNATIONAL EDITION




AT&T earnings up 61%: iPhone sales disappoint

BY MICHELLE ROBERTS
Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO — AT&T’s earn-
ings jumped 61 percent in the second-
quarter, driven mostly by its acquisi-
tion of BellSouth but also boosted by
new wireless subscribers and better
sales to large business customers.
The nation’s largest provider of

‘broadband Internet and land and

wireless phone services said Tuesday
that 146,000 subscribers activated
new iPhones in the first 30 hours of
sales as the quarter closed — news
that seemed to disappoint Apple
investors a day ahead of that compa-
ny’s earnings release. The hotly
anticipated device that combines.
phone, media player and Web-surf-
ing capabilities can only be used on

| ON THE RISE: United Airlines reported its biggest quarterly profit in seven years, a gain that reflected
| fuller summer flights, cost reductions and especially strong results from its international flights.

Fuller flights send United’s
profit to best since 2000

BY DAVE CARPENTER
Associated Press

CHICAGO — United Airlines is
flying high again — especially over-
seas.

| United parent UAL reported its

| most profitable quarter in seven

| years Tuesday, a $274 million sec-

| ond-quarter profit that reflected

| increased capacity on international

| routes as well as fuller U.S. flights
and lower costs.

JetBlue Airways also posted
| solid second-quarter earnings, but
| its 50 percent profit increase was
| tempered by the announcement

that it plans to slow its growth in

the wake of the February ice-storm
debacle.

The better- -than-expected earn-
| ings by UAL, for years an industry
| laggard financially, reinforced that
| carriers are benefiting more than in
past years from the busy summer
travel season. Like United, many
have restructured to reduce:idomes-
tic flights and trim costs.

Among other U.S. carriers in the
latest quarter, American Airlines
parent AMR posted a $317 million
profit last week, Delta Air Lines
earned $1.77 billion or $274 million
excluding bankruptcy-related
items, Southwest Airlines netted
$278 million and Continental Air-
' lines earned $228 million.
Chicago-based UAL had its best
| quarter since earning $408 million

in the second quarter of 2000,

before it spiraled into a lengthy

decline that landed it in Pankraptey

from 2002-06.

The results easily topped Wall
Street estimates and more than
doubled the company’s earnings
from a year ago, when it finished in
the black for the first time since
2000. Its stock surged.

United has prospered in part by
cutting domestic capacity earlier
this year, which has meant existing
flights are carryng more passen-
gers. It filled 89.1 percent of its
seats last month, the highest ever
for June.

It also is increasingly focusing
on its more profitable international

AT&T’s network as part of exclusive
deal between the companies.

For the quarter that ended June 30,
AT&T said net income rose to $2.9
billion, or 47 cents per share, from
$1.81 billion, or 46 cents per share in
the prior year’s quarter. Wireless
subscribers rose by 1.5 million to 63.7
million, AT&T said.

A tiny amount of that growth was
driven by the iPhone introduction,
with more than 40 percent of the
early iPhone activations done by new
AT&T subscribers. Sales continue to
be strong in July, the company said.

“We’re elated with the iPhone
launch,” said Chief Financial Officer
Rick Lindner in an interview Tues-
day.

iPhone buyers sign two-year con-



network, including rolling out a
revamped international business
class cabin this week featuring
cushier seats that recline flat and
allow long-haul business travelers
to sleep lying down.

International passenger revenue
climbed 16 percent in the quarter
while North American revenue fell
2 percent, for an overall increase of
more than 4 percent despite flat
capacity growth.

United registered improvement
to its operating costs, which have
been among the highest of any U.S.
airline for years. Costs per average
seat mile, excluding fuel and sever-
ance charges, declined 0.5 percent
from the second quarter of 2006
and operating expenses were
reduced by $177 million.

Chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton.
said the results showed solid
momentum across the board.

JetBlue, a low-cost carrier that
had been expanding rapidly,
increased revenue by 19 percent
but missed Wall Street’s estimate
by a penny a share.

The Forest Hills, N.Y.-based
company said net income grew to
$21 million, or 11 cents a’share, in
the second quarter, from $14 mil-
lion, or 8 cents a share. Revenue
rose to $730 million from $612 mil-
lion a year earlier.

JetBlue said it will take delivery
of three fewer airplanes this year
and will sell three planes from its
fleet. New CEO Dave Barger has
said he thinks JetBlue’s February
storm meltdown was caused, in
part, by the fact that the company
grew too fast.

“Slowing capacity growth will
allow us to strengthen our balance
sheet and facilitate earnings
growth,” Barger said.

But slower growth doesn’t mean
no growth. JetBlue will continue
entering 2 to 4 cities a year, he said.

United shares rose $2.45, or 5.2
percent, to $49.69 in afternoon
trading while JetBlue’s fell 22 cents
to $11.08.

AP Business Writer John Wilen in
New York contributed to this report.

tracts and have higher-than-average
rate plans and will likely continue to
boost demand for wireless data ser-
vices, an area of business that saw
strong growth during the second
quarter, he said.

AT&T shares rose 20 cents to
$40.23 on Tuesday afternoon after
dropping at first, but Apple shares
dropped $3.43, or 2.4 percent, to
$140.27.

Lindner noted that AT&T’s num-
bers represented activation rates,
which are different from the number
of units sold.

Analysts, too, said any reaction of
first-day sales of the iPhone were
probably unfair.

“The activations might have been
a little light, but I’m not necessarily





: any other airlines, according o

don’t show up. When they —

PAUL SAKUMA/AP FILE, 2006

egional partners would be
. Se affected ‘by th e

to recent DOT reports. See
Airlines have been bump-
ing passengers for decades _
because they typically over-
book flights to allow for pas-
sengers who reserve seats but

- end up with more passengers —
than open seats, most airlines —

try to get some passengers to ©
give up their seats by offering ©
cash vouchers or other
incentives. é

The government requires

that airlines compensate pas-
sengers who are involuntarily |
bumped.



sure you can read a lot into that,” said
Christopher King, an analyst for Sti-
fel Nicolaus & Co.

The quarter overall was in line
with expectations, he said.

Excluding acquisition costs,
AT&T had earnings of 70 cents, up
from 58 cents per share for the same
three months last year and above the
67 cents average estimate of analysts
polled by Thomson Financial.

Revenue for the quarter was $29.5
billion, up from $15.8 billion in the
year-earlier quarter.

' Revenue growth continues to be
driven by wireless data use for ser-
vices like messaging, downloads and ,
laptop connectivity. Revenue from
that business was up 67 percent for
the quarter to $1.7 billion.

CHINA

US. firm
to build
Chinese
nuclear
plants

BY JOE McDONALD
Associated Press

BEIJING — Westinghouse Electric
signed deals Tuesday to build four
nuclear power plants in China and to
transfer technology for its newest
reactor to a Chinese partner, a cost of
gaining a foothold in the country’s
fast-growing industry.

Westinghouse President Steve
Tritch described the deal for third-
generation AP1000 reactors as “mul-
tibillion-dollar contracts,” but said
the Chinese buyers asked the com-
pany not to disclose details.

The deal calls for Westinghouse to
hand over technology for the AP1000
to China’s government-owned State
Nuclear Power Technology, making
it the basis for Chinese efforts to
develop a nuclear industry. :

“The signing of these contracts is

a grand event for the development of
China’s nuclear industry,” Chinese
Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan told Tritch
before the contract-signing cere-
mony.
_ Westinghouse, headquartered in
the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville,
Pa., was acquired last year by Japan’s
Toshiba Corp., which holds a 77 per-
cent stake. Westinghouse said the
Chinese deal would créate or sustain
at least 5,000 jobs in the United
States. Shaw also said it would pro-
vide engineering and other services
on the Chinese power projects, and
its said its share of the work would be
worth about $700 million.

U.S., European and Russian sup-
pliers of nuclear power technology
have all been vying to land contracts
in China, where as many as 32
nuclear plants are expected to be
built by 2020 as it tries to meet surg-
ing power demands while cutting
emissions and reducing reliance on
imported oil.

Both American and French politi-
cians lobbied Beijing hard on behalf
of their companies.

China is the world’s second-larg-
est power consumer after the United
States and the third-largest oil
importer.

China has 11 nuclear reactors in
operation, all based on technology
one generation behind the new Wes-
tinghouse model. Three were built
with Chinese technology, while oth-
ers use Russian, French or Canadian
know-how.

The new Westinghouse plants are
to be built in pairs in the eastern cit-
ies of Sanmen in Zhejiang province
and Haiyang in Shandong province,
both rapidly growing areas. Con-
struction is to start in 2009 and reac-
tors are scheduled to come on line
between 2013 and 2015, Westinghouse
said.

Westinghouse says the AP1000 is
superior to previous reactors because
it uses less cable, piping and valves,
cutting costs and reducing the need
for large cooling towers and other
expensive equipment. The company
says it increases safety by using grav-
ity instead of mechanical pumps to
deliver cooling water to the reactor
in an emergency.
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AdvSemi 7.02 -.26 | CHRobins 52.51 -135 | EmersnEls 49.17 -1.06 | IntcntlEx 147.79 -830 | NewsCpA 22.40 -32 | TDK 90.49 -1.42 Euro (Euro) 1.3830 +0028 +20 1.2961 +.1201
Advantstrs 42.84 +32 | CIGNAs 53.07 -45 | EEIChile 43.90 -1.64 | IntctlHtl © 2512 -43 | NewsCpB 2402 -35 | TX ‘28.74 -.56 Japan (Yen) 008305 +.000063 +.76 .008268 -.000257
Aegon 1866 = -.50 | CITGp 44.85 -1.81 | Enbridge 36.77 -.06 | IBM 116.17 -.21 | Nexengs 31.86 -1.28 | TXUCorp 66.68 -.57 Mexico (Peso) .092371 -.000636 -.69 091420 +.000455
Aetna 50.74 -36 | CMEGrp 549.00 -10.60 |, EnCana 60.48 --234 | IntlGame 37.01 -.22_‘| Nidec 14.92 +01 | TaiwSemi 10.90 -.12 Uruguay (New Peso) .0422 -.0000 . -.00 .0411 +.0004
Agilent 39.19 -.64 CNA Fn 44.16 -1.91 Endesa 54.15 +.01 IntPap 40.24 = -.53 NikeB wi 58.35 -1.05 TalismEgs 19.37 -.59
Ahold 1342-17 | CNHGbl 55.40 -146 | Enel 53.01 -1.05 | Intuit 29.97° -.29 | NippnTT 22.04 4.02 | Target 64.80 -1.87
AFrance 4580 -51 CNOOC 120.81 -4.18 Energizer 110.21 +3.63 IntSurg 203.15 -4.88 Nissan 21.47 -.12 TataMotors 1822 -.69 ;
AirProd 87.35 -1.00 | CPRLEn 61.75 -412 | EngyTEq 40.59 -11 | Invesco 25.90 -.64 | NobleCorp 105.16 -112 | Technip 81.10 -3.68 GlobalMarkets
AkamaiT 46.25 -2.45 | CRH 47.07 -1.15 | EngyTsfr 61.18 -.65 | JPMorgCh 45.34 -181 | NobleEn 6298 -1.94 | TeckCmgs 48.08 -1.65
Akzo 8655 +23 | CSXs 49.85 1.33 | Enersis 1818 -.68 | JacobsES 6498 71 | NokiaCp 2855 -45 | TelenzZ 30.95 -.06 | INDEX YEST CHG %CHG WK MO QTR YTD
Alcan 96.82 -34 | CVSCare 35.92 -13 -| EnhEqYP 18.29 -.29 | JohnJn 6147-53 | Nomura 17.50 +.01 | Telitalia 2827 -52 | S&P500° 1511.04 -30.53. -198% V A A +6.54%
Alcatelluc 13.60 -21 CablvsnNY 37.17 = -.89 ENSCO 65.44 ~—-.46 JohnsnCtl 112.95 -4.83 Nordstrm 45.14 -1.77 TelitaliaA 23.12 -11 Frankfurt DAX 7806.79 -137.42 -1.73% VW W A +18.34%
Alcoa * 41.25 = -1.20 CadbyS 51.30 = -1.35 Entergy 102.85 -4.75 JoyGlbl 59.56 -2.71 NorflkSo 55.52 -1.43 TelSPaulo 32.21 -3.00 London FTSE 100 6498.70 -125.70 -1.90% v v A +4.47%
Alcon 143.41 -153 | Cadence 22.44 -04 | EntPrPt 32.70 -.24 | JnprNtwk 30.23 -.77 | Norsk 40.38 -1.66 | TelefEsp 70.35 -1.45 4 3 Ye ; = o
AllgEngy 53.44 -2.41 | Camecogs 41.44 -265 | EqtyRsd 43.44 -126 | KLATnc 59.31 1.96 | Nortellfrs 2352 -.69 | TelMexL 3497 -1.08 | Hong Kong Hang Seng 23472.88 +107.32 +0.46% A A & +17.57%
AllegTch 110.20 -353.| Cameron 7819 -110 | EricsnTl © 3857 -93 | KPN 16.18 -.38 | Nortrst © 63.10 -2.28 | TelData 71.80 +30 | Paris CAC-40- 5907.47 -101.69 -169% VY Vv A +6.60%
Allergans 59.26 -1.06 CampSp 38.02 -.93 EsteeLdr 4681 -18 KT Corp 24.24 -.56 NorthropG 77.30 -1.78 | Telkom 98.02 -6.73 Tokyo Nikkei 225 18002.03 +3839 +0.21% WV WwW A +451%
AlliBern 83.50 -3.85 CIBC g 90.58 -1.22 EverestRe 104.25 -4.83 Kellogg 51.77 -.44 Novartis 54.67 = -.02 Telus g 58.74 -.62 i
Allianz 22.34 = -.80 CdnNRyg 55.10 -2.61 Exelon 75.94 — -4.43 Keycorp 35.65 -.57 NovoNdk 109.00 -1.62 Templein 62.48 -1.76 SOUTH AMERICA / CANADA
Aldirish 53.13 -2.03 CdnNRsg 69.36 = -3.16 Expedia 25.75 — -.96 KeySpan 41.56 -.07 Nucor 56.96 . -1.64 | Tenaris 48.45 -1.87 Buenos Aires Merval. 2241.43. -62.00 -2.69% W A Allstate 55.80 -1.73 | CPRwyg 80.56 -2.28 | Expdintl, 46.15 © -94 | KimbClk 6829 +81 | Nvidia 44.35 -1.20 | Terex 8855-224 | saxico City Bol STARS IES ROR IES: SOR eo. Wiaben
Alltel 66.64 -51 | Canons 5888 +.17 | ExpScrips 5228 -1.25 | Kimco 37.70 -~71 | OcciPets 59.17 -2.20 | Ternium 3147. -1.23 paicorGity Balsa Ben Ds a4 2M Det Oe
AlteraCp if 2450 -42 | CapOne 75.36 -2.69 | ExxonMbl 90.84 -2.60 | KindME 54.90 -45 | OffeDpt 2873 -89 | Tesoros 51.37 -3.49 | S@0PaoloBovespa | 55794.57 -2241.60 -3.86% VY A A +25.46%
‘Altrias «68.06 -1.56 | CardniHith 67.38 -91 | FPLGrp 57.50 -235 | Kinrossg 13.77 ~-33 | Omnicms. 5341 -41 | TevaPhrm 43.44 -17 | Toronto S&P/TSX 14068.16 -400.17 -277% WV A A +8,98%
Alumina 28.30 9-75 Carnival 45.77 = -1.13 FannieM If 62.81 -1.96 Kohls 64.14 ~—-.89 Oracle 20.64 -.14 Texinst 36.46 = -1.72
Alchinas 49.70 +02 | CarnUK 4499 -98 | Fastenal 46.30 -.73 | Kookmin 93.75 -1.76 | Orix 125.09 -94 | Textron 121.80 -3.70 | ASIA
AmBevC 73.88 -2.74 | CarolinaGp 77.46 +99 | FedExCp 113.39 -2.24 | KoreaElc 25.23 -.24 | PG&ECp 44.63 -182 | ThermoFis 51.64 -68 | Seoul Composite 1992.26 = -0.79-0.04% A A A +38.89%
AmBev 74.00 -2.94 Caterpillar 81.66. -.34 Fiat 31.05 = -1.58 Kraft 34.84 = -.77 PNC 68.68 -2.18 Thomson 43.44 ~ -.06 Singapore Straits Times 3665.13 +29.78 +0.82% A A A +22.75%
ce 69.25 -2.49 Celanese 3853 +.51 FidNinfo 55.84 = -.44 Kroger 27.16 — -.83 POSCO eee -5.15 | 3MCo 89.69 -1.18 Sydney All Ordinaries 6455.50 +27.70 +0.43% A& A A +14.37%
AmbacF 76.14 -4.20 | Celgene 56.69 -.74 | FifthThird 37.54 -1.24 | Kubota 43.93 -112. | PPG 1.20 -1.00 | Tiffany 5217-171 ipei Tai
Amdocs 38.07 +19 | Cemex 3433 -54 | FirstDatas 32.15 -22 | Kyocera’ 105.08 -117 | PPLCorp 47.64 -154 | TWcablen 4155 -30 as ne iat eer oe eee, ng eee Sana
Ameren 50.19 -154 | Cemigpfs 21.04 -1.09 | FstSolarn 107.16 -159 | L-3Com 100.30 -139 | Paccars 92.71 -4.51 | TimeWarn 2037 -10 |» > a”g"a! snangnat : Seen ey a Se eae
AMovilL 63.07 -2.25 | ChesEng 34.30 -1.46 | FTSpcFnn 17.76 -70 | LGPhilips 22.95. -90 | ParkHan 102.75 -1.68 | Trchmrk 64.55 -1.40
AMovilA 62.90 -2.24 | Chevron 89.85 -2.72 | FirstEngy 64.10 -2.99 | LabCp 78.42 -.36 | Paychex 4251 -.50 | TorDBkg 69.09 -57
AmCapStr 41.27 -2.10 | ChinaLfes 59.95 -1.15 | Fiserv 54.70 -1.27 | LafargeSA 43.48 -.90 | PeabdyE 43.11 -2.73 | TotalSA 81.01 -2.68
AEP 45.14 -1.25°| ChinaMble 58.27 -1.96 | Flextrn 11.40 -08 | LamRsch 57.00 -192 | Pearson 1639 ~-57 | Toyota 122.49 -.70 Largest Mutual Funds
AmExp 61.17. -3.49 | ChinaNet 51.90 -234 | Fluor 118,38 -2.89 | LVSands 82.42 -.36 | PennWstg 32.24 -97 | TrCdag 37.65 °-.38 12-MO 12-M0 12-MO
AmintGpif 67.71 -1.14° | ChinaPet 103.71 -3.46.| FEMSAs 37.80 -.79 | LeapWirels 96.63 -1.70 | Penney 72.10 -2.03 | Transocn 115.37 -.59 | NAME NAV CHG %RTN | NAME NAV CHG %RTN | NAME NAV CHG %RTN
AmStand 57.81 -1.59 ChinaTel - 59.96 -.12 FordM 8.26 = -.20 LeggMason. 95.35 = -3.23 PepsiBott 35.04 +.02 Travelers 50.28 -1.90 ; ;
AmTower 43.42 -1.30 | ChinaUni ~ 17.94 -46 | Forestlab 44.96 +32 | LehmanBr 66.34 -251 .| PepsiCo 66.26. -.33 | Tribune | 27.17 .-1.00 | AIM Fidelity Spartan RiverSource
Ameriprise 6182 -216 | Chubb 49.63 -119 | FortuneBr 82.07 “+33 | LeucNatl 38.17 1.09 | Petrocg 54.94 -2.14 | Turkcell - 18.12 -1.02 | ConstellA m 20.04 55 +23.4 | S0OIndxAd 104.84 “2.11 422.1 DivrEqinA m 14.28 ~34 +253
AmeriBrg 49.19 +14 | ChungTel 17.39 +45 | FosterWh - 11805 -2.93 | Level3 582 11 | PetChina 15259 -459 | TycoElecn 3840 -51 | AmericanCent | | i 108 #22.0| Sota
Amgen 56.44 -36 | CinnFin 40.63 -140 | FranceTel 27.27 -60 | LibGlobA 4299 -81 | PetrbrsAs 5821 -4.14 | Tycointin 4879 -.56 oe euro eee YidPlssel 9.64. $5.3
Amphenols 36.10 -.73 | Cisco 29.76 -50 | FrankRes 134.32 -4.63 | LibGlobB 43,06 -97 | Petrobrss 67.37 -4.20 | Tyson 22.98 -75 | AmcapA m 174 +31 +20.8 | GIbA m 49.76 -33 +22.0| Selected
Anadarko 51.27 -1.77 Citigrp 49.31 -1.55 FredMac 58.70 -2.11 LibGlobC 40.86 -.78 Pfizer 24.89 -.14 UBS AG 57.31 ae BalA m 20.05 -3 #171 OverseasA m 27.80 -.05 +23.6 AmerShS b 48.98 -1.07 +19.8
AnalogDev 36.80 -1.03 | CitrixSylf 37.28 -.18 | FMCG 95.00 -3.99 | LibtyMintA 22.30 -.40 | PhiILD 59.02 -.83 | UPMKy 24.03 63. | BondA m ‘13.17 -.01. +61 | FrankTemp-Franklin T Rowe Price
AngloAm 31.70 -1.18 | ClearChan 37.18 -.50 | FresenM 45.95 -.85 | LibtMCapA 120.20 -1.25 | PhilipsEl 4285 -~72 | USTInc 53.42 -.40 | CapincBuA m6536 -864238|CATFAm 7.24 .. +47| BlChpGr 39.41 -.81 +250
AnglogidA 44.61 -.76 | Clearch 2849 +11 | Fujifilm 4378 -.83 | LillyEli 57.17 PitnyBw 47.09 -.80 | UltraPtg 53.90 -1.79 | CpWidGrlA m47.06 -.78431.7|FedTFA m 11.94 ... +44 CapApprec 21.98 -.30 +185
Anheusr 49.12 -1.10 Clorox 65.40 +.53 GameStops 41.61 +.52 Limited 26.17 -.61 PlainsAA = 63.65 —s -.01 UUniao 124.10 5.30 EurPacGrA m 53.47 -.79+33.1|IncomeA m 2.71 -.03 +16.1| Eqindex 40.54 -.81 +217
AonCorp 40.18 -.78 | Coach 49.00 -.05 | Gannett 50.21 -154 | LincNat 64.52 -1.94 | PlumCrk 40.90 -1.19 | UnilevNV 31.72 -.79_—-| ‘FundminvA m44.56 -.87+24.4|IncomeC m 2.72 -.04+15.4] Eqtyinc 31.07 -.66 +22.0
Apache 8436-202 | CocaCE 23.64 -.09 | Gap 17.97 -.49 | LinearTch 36.51 -79 | PoloRL 96.79 -244 | Unilever 32.92 -78 | GrowAmerA m36.46 -.58+22.9 | IncomeAdv 2.69 -.04+15.9! GrowStk 34,76 -.61 +265
ApolloGrp 6363 -38 | CCFemsa 46.40 -75 | Garmins 80.16 -.48 | LloydTSB 45.96 -1.00 | PortglTel 14.14 -31 | UnionPac 12499 -2.33 aoe Les a oA FrankTemp-Mutual Intlstk 18.61 -32 431.3
Apple inc 13489 -881 | CCHellen 46.68.28 | Genentch 7530 +39 | LockhdM 103.09 +357 | Potashs 79.25 -3.32 | UnBnCal 56.13. -2.20. | iron roth m 3118 34-4187 | onan 3803 satay MidCapva 27.68 57 +263
ApldMatl 21.31 += -.13 | CocaCl 53.22 -42 | GenDynam 80.30 -.90 | Loews 50.33 -130 | PwShsQQQ 49.33 ~74 | UtdMicro 3.40 =12 | inycoAmA m 3619 -554197 |Sharee7 2828 344234 | MidCpGr 62.63 -1.30 +30.0
ArcelorMit 65.16 -1.81 | CogTech 83.26 -180 | GenElec 40.22 .-.60 | Lowes’ 2892 ~-.51 | Praxair 71.19 -.71 | UPSB 7468 +14 | MutualA m 3134 -614214| FrankTemp-Templeton NewHoriz 35.16 -.77 +21.0
ArchDan 36.14 -.59 | ColgPal 68.25 -.43. | GnGrthPrp 50.10 -.78 | Luxottica 37.40 -1.03 | PrecCastpt 132.00 -3.35 | USBancrp 30.90 -.85 | NewEconA m 29.64 -.42+30.4|FynA m 15.47 -.15+29.9| Newincome 878... 45.6
ArchstnSm 5894 -.22 | Comcasts 2831 -54 | GenMills 57.15 -111 | Lyondell 45.90 35 | PriceTR 51.42 -1.92 | USCellular 100.25 -1.74 | NewPerspA m35.78 -61+294| Foreqls 30.55 34 439,2| SMCPStk 35.96. -82 +16.7
Assurant 52.33 -2.05 | Comcesps 2814 -52 | GnMotr 3465 -47 | M&TBk 10555 -2.77 | Prideintl 38.74 -1.34 | USSteel 106.41 +42 | NwWridA m 5831 -84+47.6|GrowthA m 2759 -35+239| Value 29.46 -.58 +24.2
AstraZen 54.65 -90 | Comerica 54.49 -1.71 | GenuPrt 49.96 +.41 | MBIA 57.08 -1.66 | PrinFncl 59.28 -166 | UtdTech 74,74 -1.48 | SmCpWIdA m47.15 -.75+42.9) Growth Ad 27.65 -.35 +24.2| Third Avenue ;
Autodesk 44.34 -.38 | CmcBNJ 35.95 -.56 | Genworth 32.10 -.51 | MEMC 58.31 -.69 | ProctGam 62.96 -38 | UtdhithGp 51.00 -.17 | WAMutInvA m37.44 -78+21.1) WorldA m 21.46 -.29 +27.3| Value 64.63 -.75 +215
AutoData 47.23 -.89 | CVRD 50.74 -236 | Genzyme 60.49 +18 | MGMMir 78.42 -2.43 | ProgrssEn 44.56 -137 | UnumGrp 24.81 -1.03 Franklin Templeton Thornburg
AutoZone 13131 -230 | CVRDpf 4316 -221 | Gerdau 26.68 -1.39 | Macys 40.84 -1,02 | ProgsvCp 21.40 -64 | VFCp 88,68 -1.27 | Intl 32.54 ~53 +319 | FndAllA m 14.66 -.20+20.4) IntlValA m 34.14 -31 +394.
AvalonBay 112.35 -2.90 | CompsBc 69.88 -12 | GileadScis 37.86 -14 | Magnalg 91.79 -1.44 | ProLogis 57.07 -1.11 | ValeroE 70.64 -2.01 oar b 497.4 | Harbor Tweedy Browne
Avaya 1680-15 | CompSci 61.09 -32 | GlaxoSKIn 51.30 -78 | Makita 45.06. =79_| Prudent! 94.16 -203 | Veoliagnv 76.12.77 | Growtl 2 5306-13224) CapApinst 35.73 -65 +215] Global 34.79. -.26 +289
AveryD 63.38 -362 | ConAgra 26.26 -.41 | GlobalSFe 77.60 -.73 | Manpwi 88.60. -2.80 | PrudUK 29.23 -1.02 | Verisign 31.12 -1.00 | Bemstein | intlinst_= 71.77 -1.51 +396) Van Kampen
Avnet 42.68 -.62 ConocPhil 82.33 -3.30 GoldFLtd 17.55 -.42 Manulifgs 37.93 -.48 PSEG 87.20 -3.98 | VerizonCm 43,11 +.32 BlackRock oat ‘ ee 24.02 32 +204 ComstockA m19.93 -.36 +17.8
Avon 39.63 = -.37 ConsolEngy 42.53 -2.76 Goldcrpg 27.18 = -.29 Marathons 58.06 -3.17 PubStrg 73.61 = -1.19 ViacomB = 41.40 —-.32 GlobAlcA m 19.86 -.15+21.7 | CapAprA m 42.82 -92 +29.6| EqlncomeA m 9.46 -.14 +15.2
BASF 131.75 -3.22 | ConEd 4440-75 | GoldmanS 19815 -689 | MarintA 43.94 -93 | Publicis 44.02. 45 | VimpelCm 107.86 -364 | Giobaicc m 1875 -154207 |CpApHLSIA 59.05 -1.33 +32.4| GrowlncA m 23.28 -.50 +19.
BB&TCp =. 38.09 -1.21 ConstellEn 92.16 -3.61 Goodrich . 60.68 -.77 MarshM 29.50 — -.67 Qualcom = 43.08 ~— +.33 VirgnMdah 27.35 -1.04 Calamos DVGrHLSIA 24.81 -53 +256 Vanguard
BCE g 38.95 -.23 Coopers 55.33 -.72 Goodyear 33.37 -1.12 Marshils = 42.55 -1.73 QstDiag 56.42 +3.62 Vodafone 32.09 -1.08 GrowA m 61.01 1.44 +25.5 | JPMorgan 500 * 139,27 -2.82 +22.0
BGGrp 81.94 -2.86 | Corning 2619 -52 | Google 514.00 +149 | MartMM 144.20 -233 | Questars 54.69 -2.66 | Volvos 21.11 + -.67_ | columbia JintrAmerS 29.96 -.66+20.5] 500Adml 139,28 -2.82 +22.1
BHP BilILt 66.76 -1.51 | Costco 60.15 = -.75 Graingr 91.17 -1.76- | MarvellTs 1882 -.44 QwestCm 9.26 -.25 Vornado 10833 = -1.93 AcornZ 32.46 -.68 +25.6 | Janus AssetA 30.51 -.49 +21.3
BHPBil plc § 61.35 -1.41 CntwdFn 30.50 -3.56 GrantPrde 54.71 -2.28 Masco 26.79 = -.59 Raytheon 54.60 -.38 VulcanM = 101.08 ~—-2.02 DFA Contrarian 19.70 -.31 +42.4| EmerMktld m 30.91 -.64 +57.2
BJ Svcs 27.11 -1.21 CoventryH 58.75 -.12 GpTelevisa 27.49 -.01 MasterCrd 158.77 -8.83 ReedEIsNV 38.26 = -.73 WPP Gp 74.28 = -1.71 EmgMktVal 43.87 -.90 +76.3 | Growinc 42.38 -.77 +23.3| Energy 71.172 -2.48 +29.2
BPPLC 72.30 -212 | Covidienn 42.13 -15 | HDFCBk 90.70 -151 | Matsush 19.18 -22 | ReedElsplc 51.25 -1.22 | Wachovia 4841 -.41 | IntISmCap 24.32 -.29 +41.3 | Janus 31.19 -.56+24.9| Europeldx 40.77. -90 +343
BT Grp 65.87 -1.69 Credicp 64.38 -2.27 HSBC 90.88 -2.08 Mattel 24.33. -.23. | .RegionsFn 31.66 = -.81 WalMart 48.02 -.09 IntlValu 25.99 -.52 +38.9 | Overseas 55.35 -.64 +57.0 Explr 81.93 -1.91 +23.6
BakrHu «82.28 -1.57 | CredSuiss 68.27 -1.83 | Hallibrn 37.24 + -.50 | Maximhif 3363 -.35 | ReliantEn 28.05 -1.61 | Walgrn 45.08 + -.57 | USLoVal 26.93 -.65+22.3 | Twenty =» 61.84 -1.35 427.4) Extngidy 1.99 -1.03 423.3
BanColum 36.09 -91 | CrwnCstle 37.87 -.08 | Hanson 110.90 +.06 | McDermint 86.20 -346 | Repsol 38.98 -111 | WAMutl 39.09 -210 | USSmVal 30.70 -.87 +20.2 | John Hancock GNMA 10.01... +54
BcBilVArg 24.88 +.02 | Cumminss 111.84 -2.85 | HarleyD 58.27 +59 | McDnids 5155 -95 | RschMotn 221.00 -&73 | WshPst 790.14 +.64 | DWS-Scudder CSC A a eo S| GNMARdm! 1001 .. #55
BcBradess 27.46 -167 | DJIADiam 137.27 -194 | Harman 116.10 -112 | McGrwH 59.79 -358 | ReutrGrp 77.11.99 | WsteMinc 39.52. -.78 | DremHRIEA mS2.62-130 +158 | Aa) ) Te ST Gingg = 26.45. -.58 $33.1
Bncoltau 47.90 -3.16 | DTE 49.50 -1.71 | HarrahE 84.24 -.64 | McKesson 5852 -.45 | ReynAms 63.75 -145 | Weathfdint 56.14 -2.93 rere a” 402 81420] (elles Rack | Sow 32.0) +53, 4747
BcoSnCH 19.01 -.36 | DaimirC 89.45 -2.50 | HarrisCorp 56.60 -1.54 | MeadWvco 34.44 -.96 | RioTinto 303.68 -12.38 | WellPoint 82.17 +58 | Nwentc m 3942 -87419.1 | IntlEqA b 49.36 -.79 439.5) HitCrAdml 64.17. -.51 +108
.BcSanChile 49.20 = -.89 Danaher 76.94 -.49 HartfdFn = 94.81 -1.40 MedcoHlth 81.15 = -.55 RockwlAut 70.68 © -1.98 WellsFgos 33.93 — -.92 NYVentY 41.55 -.92 +20.4 | IntlEql 50.47 -.80 +39,.9| HlthCare 151.98 -1.21 +10.7
BkofAm 47.15 -1.00 Darden 43.14 -.85 Heinz 45.27 —-.90 Medtrnic 51.71 = -.47 RockColl . 73.26 -1.21 | WstnUnn 21.44 +.74 Dodge & Cox Legg Mason Instidx 138.22 -2.80 +22.1
Bkirelnd 79.13 -2.61 Dassault 61.23 -1.56 HellnTel 15.44 ~ -.20 Merck 51.72 -.61 RogCmgs 48.52 -.78 | Westpac 11680 -.72 Bal 90.24 -.98+15.8 | ValueInst 82.07 -1.78 +18.4} InstPlus 138.23 -2.79 +22.1
BkMontg 66.29 -.51 Deere 125.99 -1.97 Hershey 47.45 +.16 Merrilllyn 77.11 -2.94 RoHaas 59.11 -1.21 Weyerh 79.75 -2.88 Income 12.41 ... +5.8|ValuePr b 73.27 -1.59+17.3| InstTBdld 49.58 +.02 +5.6
BKNYMel 42.93 -1.66 | Delhaize 99.74 -187 | Hertzn 2431 -06 | Metlife 63.36 -80 | Rostelelf 57.60 -98 | Whrip! 109.00 -3.22 | Intistk 49,68 -.74 +32.3 | Longleaf Partners « InstTStPl 32.89 -.69 +22.6
BkNovag 49.30 = -.12 Dellinclf 2874 -.60 Hess 64.63 -2.10 Metso 62.88 -1.99 RoyalBkg 53.99 -.68 WhtMtins 578.15 -5.21 Stock 162.75 -2.62 +21.0 | LongPart 38.68 -.58 +28.2| IntlGr 27.15 -.51 +33.3
Barclay 59.88 -.47 DeutschBk 140.65 -3.56 HewlettP 47.61 = -.82 Microchp 37.40 ~—-.40 RylCarb 39.93 -.11 WmsCos 33.16 -1.14 Excelsior Loomis Sayles IntlVal 46.02 -.87 +33.3
Bard 82.12 -47 | DeutTel 17.82 -.42 | Hilton 43.99 -78 | MicronT ° 13.05 -.39 | RoyDShIIB 82.10 -2.95 | Windstrm 1448 -28 | ValRestrA 58.99 -1.88 +27.1 | Bondl x 14.46 -.09 +11.9} LifeCon 17.16 -.15 +14.1
BarrickG 34.27. -.28 | DevDv 50.72 -89 | Hitachi 72.68 +1.72 | Microsoft 30.80 -.39 | RoyDShIIA 80.53 -2.79 | Wipro 1539 -.26 | Fidelity Lord Abbett LifeGro 25.55 -.43 +22.2
Baxter 55.09 -1.49 | DevonE 77.56 -2.75 | HomeDp 37.95 -1.01 | Milleas 41.34 +.04 | Ryanairs 3872 -.45 | Wolseley 22.75 -.81 | AstMgrs0 = 16.83 -.18+15.1 | AffiliatA m 16.09 -.35 417.7) LifeMpd 21.40 -.28 +18.1
BayerAG 73.63 -226 | Diageo 8441 -1.24 | Honda 36.82. +08 | Millicomint 85.69 -1131 | SAPAG 55.24 -1.96 | Woorin 81.10 -90 | Bal.) MGR -3AAI.G |MICCpVaIA m2437 -48 427.7) Midcp 21.91.49 +25.5
BearSt 128.85 -4.40 | DiaOffs 110.66 -2.38 | Honwllint! 60.68.77 | Mirant 39.59 -2.04 | SkTlom 2945-85. | ‘Wrigley = 56.96 -52 | Caowr” 3933 54963 | Mireta m teas -23 4157) MO” 21.18 -40 +27.1
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THE TRIBUNE

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he Central Bank of

the Bahamas has

issued a warning to

the Bahamian pub-

lic not to give out any bank

account or other personal infor-

mation to senders of fake

‘phishing’ e-mails, one of which

claims falsely to be from the
bank’s deputy governor.

In a notice placed on the

bank’s website, officials said

solicitations via e-mail have

been issued which purport that .

Michael Lightbourne, its deputy
governor, is offering to channel
unclaimed funds to persons who
submit their account informa-
tion.

WATER, from 1

water supplies in Exuma, as a

part of the IDB-funded Family
Islands project, it was estimated
that the land required would
cost $2 million, and most of that
would be subdivided land that

would have to be forcibly’

acquired.”

Mr Neymour said that as
water demands grow, wellfields
have to be enlarged to meet
those needs, and in highly-
crowded places such as New
Providence this is becoming
impossible.

Mr Neymour also tabled a
November 27, 2005, letter in the
House of Assembly from the

former minister of works and |

public utilities, Bradley Roberts,
to the then-Water and Sewer-
age chairman, seemingly
acknowledging that he had no
objection to a proposal to swap
land for the Perpall Tract well-
fields.

According to Mr Neymour,
the letter states: “.....your letter
of November 11th, 2005, has
come to hand. I have no objec-
tion to the proposal to swap
land at Tropical Gardens for
land at Perpall Tract subject to

valuation by independent
appraisals.”

Mr Neymour referred back

to his budget communication

where he had said: “The previ-
ous Minister of Works and Util-
ities and Member of Parliament
for Grants Town approved the
swap of 8.63 acres of reclaimed
swamp land, in the vicinity of
the end of the runway at Nassau

International Airport, for 10.

acres of Water & Sewerage
Corporation-owned prime land
in the Perpall Tract area. Who
was this deal made with? None
other than Arawak Homes.
“What is worse is that the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
has no need for this reclaimed
swamp land, other than to
ensure that it would not be

developed, nor impact the well:

fields adjacent to the airport.
Further, this reclaimed swamp

land was designated by Civil ©

Aviation as .“not to be used”,
as it is needed for rain run- -off
and drainage of the SOBHNE run-
way.’

Central Bank
issues warning

on e-mail scam

“The Central Bank wishes to
make clear that these solicita-
tions do not emanate from, and
are not connected in any way, to
Mr Lightbourne or the Central
Bank,” the regulator said.

According to the e-mail
which is being circulated, Mr
Lightbourne is willing to give
participants 50 per cent of the
funds in multi-million dollar
accounts that have been
unclaimed and now reside with
the Central Bank. .

This type of fraud is typical of
"phishing" schemes, where
criminals create e-mails, logos
and websites that mimic those
of legitimate companies, in
order to entice personal infor-
mation from those who respond
by providing bank account
numbers and credit card details.

“Members of the public
should exercise due caution
when giving personal informa-
tion over the Internet, and

‘should verify the legitimacy of

any significant communication.
Any such approach which rais-
es concern should be reported,”
the Central Bank said.

Recently, Tribune e-mail
accounts have been bombard-
ed by such requests, which tra-
ditionally are representing a
Nigerian or African bank
employee who claims that they
have funds which are in a sus-
pended account that can be
shared.

The latest ones received
include one from an European
lottery company, claiming that
the recipient has won an e-mail
random lotto promotional pro-
gramme, which they can claim if

they reveal their full name,

address, country telephone, cell
phone, fax number and occu-
pation.

They also request that you
keep all information from the
public. Police have also warned
members of the public that
these types of e-mails are false.

EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY



The Bahamas Environment, Science
and Technology (BEST) Commission,
Office of The Prime Minister

is uate persons with ©

Enpineering, Botany, Marine Biology, Terrestrial
Ecology, and Urban Planning qualifications to fill
_ in-house consultancy positions.

Please contact The BEST Commission for more details at
The BEST Commission, Office of The Prime Minister

P.O. Box N-3730

Nassau Court, West Bay Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-322-4546 or 242-322-2576

Fax: 242-326-3509

Interested persons should apply in writing before July 30th, 2007. All applicants should be
available for interviews during the 3rd week of August 2007. All resumes should be submitted
with relevant documnts and official school transcripts.

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FROM page 1

the more robust second homes
market in the Bahamas, which
should increase the number of
IBCs used to hold real estate
assets,” the Central Bank study
said.

The research found that the
incorporation process generated
almost $2,100 in value per IBC,
with annual maintenance fees
producing a further $1,100.
Most of these revenues, the
study said, went to the private
sector, the rest accruing to the
Government.

Incorporation fees generated
56 per cent of the private sec-
tor’s annual revenues during the
period 1997-2000, compared to
21.9 per cent from 2003-2005

when IBC activities decreased
due to the Bahamas’ new regu-
latory regime and subsequent
private sector adjustments.

Financial institutions, such as
banks and investment fund
managers, provided registered
offices and corporate services
to almost 18,000 IBCs in 2005, a
slight decline upon the 19,000
peak in 2001.

Meanwhile, financial and cor-
porate ‘services providers pro-
vided services to just over
20,000 IBCs in 2005, the Central
Bank saying its findings showed
these Bahamas-based profes-
sionals “experienced the brunt
of the business fluctuations
which occurred during 2001 and
2005.

“Excluding the period of fluc-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ENS] PRUDENT OF OLD FORT
BAY, P.O. BOX N-10478, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,

and that any persan who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship; P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARILYN FAGAN OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

tuation, financial and corporate
services providers also experi-
enced a larger decline in the
total number. of companies
managed between 2000 and
2005, as comparedto the reduc-

‘tion in business noted for finan-

cial institutions relative to a
2001 peak.”

Private sector revenues from
the IBC industry peaked at
$57.669 million in 2000, some
$28.25 million coming from
incorporation work and a fur-
ther $29.419 million resulting
from annual registration and
renewal fees.

That amount almost halved
to $30.483 million in 2001, after
the Bahamas reformed its reg-
ulatory regime to escape the
Financial Action Task Force’s

(FATF) ‘blacklist’. Incorpora-
tion fees accruing to the private
sector slumped to $8.843 mil-
lion that year, less than a third
of what they had been in 2000.

Although total revenues
gained by the private sector
from IBC activities increased
to $52.418 million in 2002, they
have since hovered at $40 mil-
lion and below. Total revenues
were $39.677 million , $41.432
million and $36.529 million in
2003, 2004 and 2005 respective-
ly.
Active IBCs dropped from
43,738 in 2000 to 29,229 in 2001,
although this number recovered
to 50,830 in 2002, 40,136 in 2003
and 38,923 in 2005.

On the government side,
annual fees collected from the

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDER BAIN OF
POLHEMUS STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25TH day of JULY, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Bahamas.



Legal Notice

NOTICE
GRAND MILLENNIUM LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Companies

IBC industry rose from $7.3 mil-
lion in 1997 to $18.1 million in
2000.

However, these earnings
dropped to $11.1 million in
2001, although they rebounded
to $19.2 million in 2002 due to
“a reinstatement of registrants
which had not paid fees for
2001”. Average annual fees
were in the $15 million range
for 2003-2005, the Central Bank
study found.

The research indicated that
active IBC numbers peaked at
just below 44,000 in 2000, with
annual estimates since closer to
40,000 and a reduction in fee-
paying companies occurring
during 2Q05.

While some 134,595 compa-
nies had entered the Bahami-
an IBC register since 1989, the
Central Bank survey found that
the average life of a Bahamas-
domiciled IBC was seven years.

Data from the Registrar of
showed. that
between 2000-2003, only 1.5 per
cent of the IBCs removed from
the register switched to other
jurisdictions, with 7.5 per cent
voluntarily liquidated.

“Instead, the majority (91 per
cent) were struck off the Regis-
ter for ‘other reasons’, mainly
lapse in payment fees,” the Cen-
tral Bank said. “The inferences
drawn from government rev-
enue trends are that during both
1997-2000 and 2003-2005, near-
ly one fifth (18.8 per cent and
19.7 per cent respectively) of
the companies on the Register
did not pay fees during the fol-
lowing year.”

IBCs are supposed to pay
$300 for filing their Memoran-
dum of Association and $30 for
filing their Articles of Associa-

i neh Te nL ea , a eae
Bahamas down $25m on pre-2000 IBC gains

tion. An annual $350 renewal
registration fee for companies
with authorised share capital of
up to $50,000 must be paid, with
$1,000 paid by IBCs with a larg-
er share capital.

On the private sector side,
registered agents usually
charged $3,000 to incorporate
IBCs, with average annual
maintenance fees set around
$830. Bahamian banks charged
the highest fees, the Central
Bank study said, followed by
financial and corporate services
providers and investment fund
administrators.

The Central Bank survey
found that some 75.1 per cent of
IBCs were formed to act as
owners of financiaal assets, with

_a further 18.6 per cent created

to act as holding vehicles for
real estate. Another 4.3 per cent
were incorporated to act as
investment funds, with 2 per
cent acting as operating com-
panies.

The Central Bank study
found that IBCs formed by
financial and corporate services
providers were used more to
hold assets, especially real
estate, and as structured vehi-
cles, while those incorporated
by banks and fund administra-
tors served more as investment
and operating vehicles.

Some 96.2 per cent of IBCs
were incorporated with share
capital of less than $50,000, with
2.2 per cent employing autho-
rised capital between $50,000
and $1 million, and the final 1.6
per cent with share capital
greater than $1 million.

Of those discontinued IBCs
in 2004, some 31.5 per cent of

‘those companies ceased to exist

due to insolvency.

N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

We will be

CLOSED
On Friday July 27th
To observe a well -deserved “Fun Day”

IMPORTERS

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
13th day of July 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

~- ARGOSA CORP. INC.
*. (Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE —
FALCON’S FLAME LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
13th day of July 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

St. Alban’s Drive
Tel: 242-322-8396
Fax: 242-323-7745
P.O. Box N-1085

Bist

Pricing Information As Of:

East Bay & Mackey Sts
Bridge Plaza Commons
Tel/fax: 242-393-4210
Toll Free: 242-300-7035





Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

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

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Premier Real Estate

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings

Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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Fund Name

1.3476 1.2983 Colina Money Market Fund 1.347598"
3.2920 2.9218 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.2920***
2.7399 2.4415 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.739935**
1.2576 Colina Bond Fund 1.257576****



11.6049**




Fidelity Prime Income Fund



MARKETTERMS
52wk-Hi. - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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__Last 12 Months __

11.78% (2006 34

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price *
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
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** - 30 June 2007
*** - 31 May 2007

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- Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 64 of the
Securities Industry Act, 1999 that Mr. Maxwell Gibson resigned
as Director from the board of Bank of The Bahamas Limited on
May 11, 2007

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALBERTO AUGUSTIN of 14 B
TASMIN CIRCLE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be. granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25th day of July, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

‘NOTICE is hereby given that ANESCHKA LORRAINE
GARLAND of #145 REDWOOD LANE, P.O. BOX F-43796,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 18th day of July, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

ma aaa a1

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified individuals for the position
of PRINCIPAL, St. John’s College, beginning
September, 2007.












The applicants must have a Masters Degree in
’ Education from a recognized University, with at least
(5) years accumulative administrative experience.

The applicant must also be computer literate.

Only qualified applicants need apply.







For further details and Application Forms, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority on
Sands Road at Telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of Application submitted with copies of Degree
Certificates, Curriculum Vitae, three references, and
three passport photographs, muSt be addressed to:






THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY
P.O. BOX N-656
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The deadline for Application is Friday, August 3, 2007.


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Position Purpose

The Director of Campus Life develops designs and implements a range
of services to promote the social, cultural, fitness and recreational needs
of students at a College/University. These services include such functional
areas as: advising student government and other student organizations;
co-curricular activities which enhance students’ practical and community-
service experience; activities which develop students’ awareness and
appreciation of multi-cultural social conditions; activities which develop
students’ leadership skills; and activities which support students’ physical
fitness and recreational needs

Supervisory and Other Relationships

The Director of Campus Life works under the direction of the Vice
President Student Affairs.

The position is required to have extensive cooperative and collaborative |

relationships with faculty, students, staff, the general public and with
professionals in peer organizations. The incumbent is expected to
represent the College/University in a positive manner and to collaborate
with academic and student services departments to contribute to retention
of students. .

Major Accountabilities

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for providing services
conducive to positive experiences and development of students at the
College/University through effective performance in these essential
functional areas:

e Program planning and development

e Service delivery

e Development and supervision of staff
e Budget and fiscal management :

Examples of Essential Duties and eecountabalines

_ The following examples of duties and secountabilities illustrate the
general of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define
the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned
consistent with the general scope of the position.

A. Program planning and development:
The Director of Student Activities is accountable for developing

programs which contribute to the retention of students and to
enhancing their social and academic experiences at the
College/University. The accountability includes such essential tasks
as:

1. Assessing the social, cultural and recreational needs of the
SOUS eHRIVET SIs s students;

2. Developing programs, strategies, events and activities to meet the
developmental, leadership training and oon needs of the
College/University’s students; =

3. Reviewing and evaluating student activities and services to assess
their effectiveness and making needed changes;

4. Planning and implementation of Student and Parent orientation
programmes and activities.

B. Service delivery:

The Director of Campus Life Activities is accountable for the effective
functioning of assigned student services by directing and participating
in their delivery. The accountability includes (when assigned) such
essential tasks as:

1. Performing and supervising advisement to student organizations; .

2. Supervising or arranging for supervision of events, training and
conferences to develop awareness and sensitivity to diverse
cultures including their publicity.

3. Supervising and participating in events and activities for enhancing
socialization, volunteerism and participating opportunities;

4. Supervising and participating in programs and recreational
activities;

C. Development and supervision of staff:

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for providing an appropriately
qualified student activities staff and for assuring their effective
performance. This accountability includes such essential tasks as:

1. Recruiting and recommending appropriate qualified staff for the
College/University’s student activities function within the constraints
of fiscal and compensation policy;

2. Providing for training and development of assigned staff to assure
their current and continuing competencies in their respective fields;

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3. Providing leadership and direction to assigned staff;

4. Reviewing and evaluating performance of assigned staff, providing
guidance and coaching where needed, and conducting constructive
performance reviews with staff;

a

In collaboration with the College/University Human Resources
Director, providing fair and effective administration of
College/University human resources and labour policies.

D. Budget and fiscal management:

The Director of Campus Life is accountable for management of
financial resources and for the value of services achieved with
investments in equipment, system and human resources. This
accountability includes such essential tasks as:

1. Analyzing the resources needed to fulfil the organizational units
_service obligations including development of cost and benefits
analyses and forecasts of student services requirements;

2 Preparing fiscally sound budgets including rationales for eipecied
results to be achieved from expenditures;

3. Monitoring expenditures compared to budgets and initiating needed

corrective action.

Professional Participation and Development .

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the position is required
to carry out the essential duties of:

Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement
ceremonies;

e Service on assigned committees and task forces;
e Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational
and professional meetings.

These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
The incumbent is required to maintain currency in the position’s required
fields of professional expertise and competencies including required
computer skills and others bodies of knowledge required for job
proficiency.

The incumbent is required to maintain complete confidentiality of student
records and other materials of a confidential nature.

Qualifications

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge
and abilities in the following areas:

Advisement of student organizations;

e Student activities including recreational activities and those orientated
toward providing for enhancement of students’ cultural and leadership .
experience; |
Strong information technology literacy skills;

Supervising human resources;

Developing and managing operating budgets and plans
Effective oral and written communications

These skills and abilities typically are acquired through combination of
education, training and experience which may include a Bachelor or
Master’s degree in an appropriately related field together with from two -
to five years of experience in a related field; or a combination of education, ©
training and experience which would lead to the competencies required
for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.
While a Bachelor’s Degree is acceptable, a Master’s degree in Higher
Education or related field is preferred.

Work Environment

Incumbents typically perform their work in offices, students centers and
athletics facilities. The work does not normally, involve significant
physical effort. However, incumbents may actively participate in physical
fitness and athletic training and they may accompany students on field
trips. Incumbents also may travel to regional or international meetings

-and conferences.

The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline 27th July, 2007

Please visit the College’s website for more information about the
institution and to access the College’s Employment Application Form.



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Pelican Bay at Lucaya is seeking to employ an:

Experienced Chief Accountant/
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Responsibilities:

- Preparation of daily and monthly work papers related hotel

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THE TRIBUNE



Basic rate cuts
cost BEC $55m

FROM page 1

Meanwhile, he claimed that
BEC had absorbed higher Cus-
toms Duties and continued
increases in the price of oil on
the international market, which
were not passed on to the con-
sumer.

“The ultimate impact of all
of these factors is that, rather
than making a profit in the last
financial year, BEC posted an

overall deficit of $1.9 million.
It is projected that there will be
further losses registered at the
end of this financial year,” Mr
Neymour said.

He added that a tariff study
initiated under the PLP gov-
ernment had just been com-
pleted, with one of the options
being to do nothing. However
he claimed that would only
result in further financial losses
for BEC in the coming years.

Commonwealth Brewery Ltd is seeking to hire

a the following:

° Packaging Manager.

Applicant

should possess a Bachelors degree in
Engineering or Bio-Chemistry or Physics
with at least five years experience
managing a packaging line.

Blender.

Applicant should

ossess a

diploma in brewing and distilling with

a minimum of five years experience in a
middle management position.

Warehouse Administrator. Applicant:
should possess at least three years
warehouse experience.

Each applicant must have the ability to.
" manage ee euectively and be proficient in

Microso

Word and Exce

The ideal candidate

musthave good written and oralcommunication
skills, should be a self motivated Peon who

takes initiative.

Kindly
Manager at 362-4793

Manager/Systems Engineer

fax resumes to the Human Resource





Qualifications Reg uired:

- College Degree

- A+ and Network Certifications

- Atleast 7 years experience with repairing
and troubleshooting computers & networks

- Good Supervisory Skills

- Excellent Customer Service

- Aggressive and Effective Marketing Skills

Fax or email your resume to:

Candice Albury

“These losses will continue
to grow, and are estimated to
reach the level of $38 million in
the 2008-2009 fiscal year,” Mr
Neymour said.

He added that BEC must be
able to operate and carry out
its mandate without the Gov-
ernment having to guarantee its
finances, as it has to do with
Bahamasair or the Water and
Sewerage Corporation.

But in response, former
works and public utilities min-
ister Bradley Roberts told Tri-
bune Business that this was the
second time that Mr Neymour
had sought to incorrectly attack
him.

Mr Roberts stressed that the
decision on the BEC tariff
reduction came not from him-
self or the Government, but
BEC’s management and then-
Board, which submitted the
proposal in a presentation to
Cabinet.

“It was not Bradley Roberts’
viewpoint,” Mr- Roberts
stressed.

Mr Neymour pledged that the
FNM would restore -BEC’s
finances, something that would
not.be solely achieved through
increased monthly rates.

Rather, he said the Govern-
ment must be creative andcom- .
mitted to its manifesto pledge of
seeking alternative energy

‘sources.

“We must review the formu-
la for the application of fuel sur-
charges on electrical billings as
promised in the Speech from
the Throne,” Mr Neymour said.

“We must return to sound
business principles in the man-
agement of BEC. We, as a car-
ing Government, must not look
only at increasing electricity
rates when we have a financial
loss at the end of the fiscal year.
We must also look at minimis-
ing some of our unnecessary
expenses, improving our effi-
ciency and improving our most
precious resource — our staff,
our people.”



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Lignum Technologies (Bahamas) Ltd.
Email:candice@lignumtech.com

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Swimmers see
the sights after
competition

FROM page one

bourne have already left,
the remainder of the swim
team is making plans to
head out today.

"We're going to get
ready for another meet in
August, but we have a lot
of work to get ready for.
next year," she pointed
out. "So we will see what
happens after this."

Dillette said the swim-
mers have really enjoyed
themselves in the after-
math of the competition
and now they are just try-
ing to get in as much of
the competition as they
can, including bowling,
tennis and track and field.

Bowlers
avoid last
place in
doubles

FROM page one

field thatis here.”

Coach agreed that
the performances
“could have been a lit-
tle more better. They
were bowling quite
nicely, but unfortunate-
ly they can’t blame the
lanes on how they per-
formed. Hopefully
their singles will be a
lot better.”

The women’s team of
rookie Justina Sturrup
(1830) and veteran
Marie Sealy (1999) fin-
ished at the bottom of
the pile with 3829 pin
falls. The USA took
the gold with 5356, fol-
lowed by Puerto Rico
with the silver with
4969 and Mexico with
the bronze with 4935.

Although this is her
first major internation-
al meet, Sturrup said
it's been a great experi-
ence, but she admitted
that she felt nerves as
she tried to get adjust-
ed to the lanes.

As she looks ahead to
the finals, she noted: "I
want to step up my
game and at least
medal. I cane to repre-
sent the country, so
hopefully I can step up
my game."

Sealy, however, said
they started off a little
shaky and as they con-
tinued to play, they got
better, so "I'm looking
for some great things in
singles. Just wait and
see." 2
_ Monique Leary, man-

ager and Bahamas Fed-
eration of Amateur
Bowlers, said the
bowlers have now Set-
tled in and, having
adapted, they will be
back to play with a new
perspective in singles.

Over at the Marapen-
di Club, Devin
Mullings was scheduled
to play his second
round tennis singles
against Chile's No.12
seed Jorge Aguilar. But
rain during the day
postponed the match
until today.

Mullings and Marvin
Rolle are then sched-
uled to play their first
round doubles against
Victor Estrella and
Johnson Garcia of the
Dominican Republic.

And at the Maria da
Gloria, the sailing team
managed to only get in
one more race.

While the team of
skipper Robert Dunk-
ley and Lori Lowe were
eighth in the Snipe -
double-handed dinghy
— Jimmy Lowe came in
11th in the Sunfish -
single-handed dinghy.

The sailors were
scheduled to have the
day off today, but they
will have to compete in
two races each to make
up for Sunday's racing
that was called off
because of the windy
conditions.

‘ tion National Centre for Football

New Breed hit top
form with 23-2 win

@ SOFTBALL
By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE New Breed continued their
rise to the top of the standings in this
young season of the New Providence
Softball Association.

The former cellar-dwellars, now
turned dominant league leaders,
recorded their third consecutive vic-
tory to improve their win loss record
to 3-0.

The New Breed dismantled the
King's Real Estate Pros, 23-2, by far
the highest run total by any team so
far this season.

_The Pros losing pitcher, Culbert
Evans was overwhelmed and ineffec-
tive throughout the game, as the New
Breed scored at least five runs in each
inning before the game was stopped in
the fourth.

The Pros scored their only two runs
of the game in the bottom of the sec-
ond inning.

New Breed lit up Evans for five
runs in the second, another five in the
third, and exploded for eight runs in

Bahamas hosts major ¥
women’s soccer event

m SOCCER
By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

THE Blue Hills Complex will be
the site of the top competition in
youth soccer in the Caribbean this
week.

The Caribbean Football Union's
women's under 20 qualifying tour-
nament, will begin this afternoon
at the Bahamas Football Associa-

Development.

Other teams competing in the
five day tournament include Haiti
and Jamaica.

.The Bahamas will take on Haiti
in the opening match of the com-
petition at 5:00pm.

Haiti and Jamaica will then face
each other Friday, July 27, also at

New Providence Softball
Association season heats up



the fourth and final inning.

Their 23 runs came off 19 hits, en
‘route to the 21 run blowout victory.

Offensively for the New Breed, a
number of their hot bats hit 1.000
from the field.

Alcot Forbes had a stellar night at
the plate when he went 4-4, which
included a home run, and two RBI.

He also scored four runs.

Richard Bain was also perfect at
the plate going 3-3, scoring three runs
and hitting four RBI.

Sherman Ferguson was another hit-
ter who went 3-3, scored four runs
and a whopping six RBI.

For the dismal Pros, Angelo Dillet
went 1-2.

In the ladies matchup, the Proper
Care Pool Lady Sharks won a nail-

5:00pm. Kiana Baldwin
The final day of competition will | Whitney Turnquest
be Sunday July 29, at 4:00pm when
the Bahamas faces J amaica. Midfielders
The team is compromised of play- Cherlinda Th
ers from New Providence and See

Grand Bahama.

The Technical Department of the
Bahamas Football Association con-
firmed the names of the teams as
follows:

Forwards
_ Goalkeepers Nakesha Rolle
Suetna McDonald Shagerra Edgecombe
D'Nae Capron Allanah Vellecort
. Megan Lockhart
Defenders Christina Deveaux

Constentina Hamilton
Tremaine Simmons
Caroline Kiriaze
Andrecia Saunders

Dwinessa Pratt
Simone Stubbs

Kellie Simons

Sasha Hamilton-Miller

Coach
Vandyke Bethel

biter against the BTC Untouchables,
17-16, to improve their record to 3-0.

Both high-powered offences were
potent throughout the game, howev-
er a late rally by the Untouchables
was not enough to outscore the
Sharks.

The Untouchables seemed well on
their way to recording their first win
of the season.

After falling behind 3-0 early in the
first inning, the Untouchables took a
4-3 lead after the second inning. a

‘lead they maintained until the sev-

enth.

The increased their lead to the
largest of the game, with a 9-4 lead
heading into the sixth, however the
Sharks picked up the slack to stay
within one run, ensuring the Untouch-



ables took only a 9-8 lead into the
seventh inning.

The momentum shifted in the sev-
enth inning when the Sharks
outscored the Untouchables’ seven
runs to six, to tie the score at 15 and
force extra innings.

The Sharks scored two runs in the
top of the eight inning to get the win
as the Untouchables could not ade-
quately respond, posting just one.

Offensively for the Sharks, Thelia
Johnson had a perfect day at the plate
as she went 5-5, including one home
run, scored four runs, and collected
five RBI.

Debbie McClure went 2-3, scored
twice, collected two RBI and Keisha
Pratt went 2-5, scored three runs and
had one RBI.

For the Untouchables, Shervette
Taylor went 2-5, including one home
run, with one run and four RBI.

Candice Smith went 1-2, scored four
runs and one RBI.

Play continues in the NPSA tonight
with one game on the schedule, the
Price Waterhouse Stingrays against
the first place New Breed at 8:00 pm.

ockendale Titans
defeat St Agnes

@ CRICKET



ON SUNDAY, Dockendale Titans played
St. Agnes in a league cricket clash.

Dockendale, batting first, scored a total of
268 runs. lan Surujial with 78 runs and
Narendra Ekanayake with 90 were the top
batsmen for the Titans.

Bowling for St. Agnes, Hesketh Dean
took three wickets and Ricardo McCullum
took four wickets.

St. Agnes were. bowled out for 101 runs,
losing the match by 167. Ricardo McCul-
lum was top scorer for St. Agnes, scoring 32
runs. Narenda Ekanayake took four wickets
and Shanaka Perera two.

T-Bird Flyers are the league’s leading
team with three wins and no losses. Castrol
Commonwealth are 2-0, Dynasty Stars 2-1
and Dockendale Titans are 2- 1.

League cricket continues at Haynes Oval
this Saturday and Sunday.

Last Saturday's cricket match between
Scotia Bank Paradise and Castrol Com-
monwealth was postponed due to the death
of a former player of the Paradise Team.



@ ABOVE: Barcelona's new team member Thierry Henry practices during a soccer train-
ing session at St Andrews University athletic grounds i in St Andrews Scotland, Tuesday July,
24, 2007. Barcelona are at a pre-season training camp al St Andrews and will play Dundee
United, Thursday and Hearts on Saturday.

@ LEFT: Barcelona's soccer player Ronaldinho, juggles with a ball during a practice ses-
sion at St Andrews University athletic grounds in St Andrews Scotland.

'

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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at my 207, PAGE 11E





West Ham
served with
High Court
writ over
Tevez dispute

mSOCCER
LONDON
Associated Press

THE Carlos Tevez
transfer saga is heading to
Britain's High Court,

West Ham was served
with a High Court writ
from Tevez's adviser Kia
Joorabchian on Tuesday
— the same day that FIFA
recommended the dis-
pute be settled by the
Court of Arbitration for
Sport.

Tevez wants to move to
Manchester United, and
Joorabchian, who owns
the striker's economic
rights, has organized the
transfer, But West Ham
won't release Tevez's.
Premier League registra-
tion because it has not
taken any part in the
deal, |

England's Football
Association had wanted
world soccer's governing
body to help, but FIFA
said West Ham and
Tevez should seek arbi-
tration at the Swiss-based
CAS, world sport's high-
est court, ..

"This was deemed to
be the best approach in
the interest of all par-
ties,” FIFA spokesman
Andreas Herren said, "It
is also believed to be the
fastest way to solve the
dispute.”

Joorabchian disagreed,
Through his companies
MSI Group and Just
Sports Inc., he began
legal proceedings,

Solicitor Graham Shear
said Joorabchian sought —
"the court's intervention

to compel West Ham to

release the registration of
Carlos Tevez in accor-
dance with contracts

‘ entered into between the
parties.”

"We are asking the
court to intervene so that
Carlos Tevez can be reg-
istered to play with Man-
chester United as.soon as,
possible,” Shear added in
astatement, —

Joorabchian engi-
neered the transfer of
Tevez and his Argentina
teammate Javier

» Mascherano to West
- Ham from Brazilian club
‘Corinthians.
The Premier League
investigated the transfers
in April and found they
broke the rules on third-
party ownership, with an
independent tribunal fin- .
ing West Ham 5,5 million
, pounds (US$10,9 mil-
lion),

Mascherano moved to
Liverpool in January on a
Premier League-
approved contract, West
Ham said it rewrote
Tevez's contract after the
fine and has a four-year
deal with the striker,

Joorabchian believes

' Tevez has a one-year
contract with escape
clauses.

The Premier League
also wants West Ham to
be entitled to any transfer
fee, not Joorabchian,

All parties want the
issue resolved before the
transfer window closes on

_ Aug, 31,

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from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods, Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
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award,

If so, call us on 322-1986
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Vinokourov tests positive
for a blood transfusion

@ CYCLING
PAU, France
Associated Press

CYCLING fans loved the
rider they called Vino. And
he loved to deliver results —
just not the type that came out
of a laboratory on Tuesday
and ended his Tour de France
and possibly his racing career,

Alexandre Vinokourov was ©

a pre-race fayorite who excit-
ed Tour fans by rebounding
from a bad crash in the fifth
stage to stay in contention
until last Sunday's 14th stage.
Then he won Monday's stage
as consolation but on Tues-
day — a rest day - came news
he tested positive for a blood
transfusion after winning last
Saturday's time trial.

His B sample is expected by
the end of the week, coincid-
ing with the end of another
tainted Tour,

Astana suspended the Kaza-
kh rider and also withdrew its
team from the tour, ending
the chances of its best-placed

rider, Andreas Kloeden, who.

was lying fifth. Vinokouroy
was 23rd,
"Alexandre denies having

“manipulated his blood,"

stunned Astana manager
Marc Biver said, adding that
Vinokouroy believes the
"blood anomalies in his body"
may have resulted from the
crash,

_ During the fifth stage on
July 12 from Chablis to
Autun, Vinokouroy fell and

_ hurt his knees so badly that

he needed at least 30 stitches.
He refused to pull out and
slogged up the Alps even
though he was bleeding time
to his rivals,

Biver spoke then of his star
in glowing terms,

"He'll go-to his limit and |

will die on the bike if he has

o," Biver said. "He'll do
everything to stay in the
Tour,"

Those words sounded
prophetic after news of the
positive test.

On the eve of this year's
Tour, international cycling
chief Pat McQuaid questioned
Vinokourov's relationship
with Italian doctor Michele

Ferrari, saying it damaged the

sport's credibility as it tries to

Tepair its tarnished image,

Vinokourov, who was third
on the 2003 Tour and fifth in
2005, replied that he used Fer-
rari only as a physical trainer
and not for medical purposes,

"It might very well be an

- innocent training relationship.



@ STAGE winner Alexandre
Vinokouroy of Kazakhstan
wayes from the podium after
the 13th stage of the 94th Tour

de France,
(AP Photo/
Bas Czerwinski, file)

Lhave to accept what he says,"

McQuaid said on July 6, "To
try and reclaim the credibility
of the sport, it would be better
if he did not work with him,
No matter what victories
Vinokourov has, people. will
question them because of his
relationship with Ferrari,"
Last year, Ferrari was
cleared by an Italian appeals
court of distributing health-

threatening doping products.

to athletes. He has always

- denied he dispensed illegal

substances,

Biver defended his rider in

ambiguous terms, despite
McQuaid's concerns that
Vinokourov was working with
someone outside the team, |
"We have an ethics code
which is clear; It stipulates that
the athlete does not have the

‘right to consult a doctor out-

side the team," Biver said,
"Michele Ferrari is not the
doctor of Alexandre Vinok-
ourov, but is his trainer,"

On Saturday, Vinokouroy
blew away the field with a
remarkable performance on a
54-kilometer (34-mile) time
trial around Albi. He was 1:14
in front of second-place Cadel
Eyans of Australia, and 1:39
ahead of Kloeden.

After winning the clock
race, Vinokourov was just
over five minutes behind race
leader Michael Rasmussen
with three Pyrenees stages

@ ABOVE RIGHT: Jamaica's Kemmar Daley jumps during a
Pan American Games men's soccer semifinal match against Mex-
ico in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday July 24, 2007.

@ ABOVE: Mexico's goalkeeper Sergio Arias fails to stop
the ball in the last penalty kicked by Jamaica's Norman Bailey,
Jamaica won 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

(AP Photos/Jorge Saenz) °

f



ll ALEXANDRE Vinokouroy of Kazakhstan s pelslik in the last meters of the 13th stage of the 94th
Tour de France cycling race, a 54-kilometer (33,55-mile) individual time trial loop from Albi to
Albi, southern France, in this July 21, 2007 file photo, Vinokouroy tested positive for a banned
blood transfusion after winning last weekend's time trial, the French sports daily L'Equipe reported
on its Web site Tuesday, July 24, 2007. The newspaper said the test took place after the Kazakh rid-

er's victory in the 13th stage time trial on July 21. Team Astana said Tuesday rider Alexandre
Vinokouroy tested positive for a blood transfusion at the Tour de France and the team is pulling out

of the race.

ahead — and promised to
attack,

But the next day Vinok-
ouroy fell apart on the Port
de Pailheres, losing 28:50 to
Rasmussen and dropping to
30th. place and out of con-
tention,

With his Tour resembling a

amar Oe
eae
y er

heart monitor reading, Vinok-
ourov recovered overnight
and attacked early in Mon-
day's 15th stage from Foix to
Loudenyielle-Le Louron
for his fifth career Tour stage
win, earning more glowing
tributes,

L'Equipe splashed "Vino's

(AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, file)

Courage" on its front page on
Tuesday, while inside the
French sports daily Vinok-
ourovy spoke of how he
"inspires respect" from other
riders,

Hours later, his Tour
dreams were over, and the
respect from his fans.



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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
bstubbs@
tribunemedia.net.

RIO de Janeiro; In the
aftermath of their hectic
schedule that concluded
on Sunday, the Bahamas
swimming team have

been taking advantage of

the sights of the city while
doing a little bit of shop-
ping.

Yesterday as Vereance
Burrows, Jenna Chaplin
and Chris Vythoulkas
stopped in at the Barra’
Bowling, along with team
manager Kathryn Dillette
to view a little of the
Bahamian team in action,
they all talked about their
experiences here before
they start preparing to
return home today.

"Right now I'm cur-
rently training for the
World University Games
in a couple of weeks, so
I've been going to the
pool and doing a little bit
of workout," said Bur-

‘rows, who along with
Alana Dillette and Nikia
Deveaux will be repre-
senting the Bahamas at -
the 24th version of the
games in Bangkok, Thai-
land from August 8-18,

A 17th place finisher in
the men's 50 metre
freestyle preliminaries,
just missing the cut of 16
to advance to the semifi-
nal on Friday, Burrows

| said he's just glad that the
stress of the meet is final-
ly over.

"IT hope to swim my
best times because I'm
going to be swimming
against some of the best
competitors in the
world," he projected. "So
hopefully I will not just be
a competitor,"

Chaplin, who had a pair
of good swims in the
women's 400 and 800
metres freestyle as well as
a member of the 4 x 200
free relay, said she had an
opportunity to go back to
the games village, relax
and eat before they went
on a tour of Rio,

"That was really good,
to. get out of the village
and see some of the city.
We went to Copacabana
Beach (on Monday) and

| it was really nice to get to
the beach and we went to
see Christ the Redeemer
statue, so that was also

_ hice,"

When she returns home
today, Chaplin said she
will take a week off to
relax with her family
before they head off for
vacation in Canada.

For Vythoulkas, who
only swam in the men's
100 back on Friday, it was
also a grand time seeing
the sights, so they could
relax and enjoy them-
selves,

"After this, I'm going to
go back to Florida and do
some more training and
hopefully get ready for
Beijing," said Vythoulkas,
who will start his prepara-
tion for the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing, China
next week in Port St.
Lucie,

Vythoulkas said at least
he can say that he got a
‘chance to visit Rio, He
said he has a lot of photos
to remind him of his trip
here, although he would
Rave liked to have made
it back for another swim
in the 100 back.

Manager Dillette said
while Deveaux and sisters
Teisha and Alicia Light-

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[Final showdown for

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Brown and Moncur

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@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@

-tribunemedia.net __

RIO de Janeiro: Finally it's
going to happen.

National champion Chris ‘Bay’
Brown and former World cham-
pion Avard Moncur, room-mates
at the Games Village, will line
up in the finals of the men's 400
metres when they clash today at

the XV Pan American Games,

Yesterday, Moncur clinched
his berth with a close-third place
finish in the faster of the two
semifinals in 45,44 seconds and
Brown clinched his berth by win-
ning the first heat in 45,51,

They will go in with the third
and fourth fastest times respec-
tively with Brown in lane five
and Moncur in two, The race will
be about 40 minutes after Chris-
tine Amertil will go after a medal

in the women's 400 final in lane E

two,

The Bahamas has never won a
medal in either of the men or
women 400 at these games.

For Moncur, he's just elated

tobe included in the field,-- --—-

"I'm just going to relax and let
it all lay out," said Moncur, who
at one point was not considered
to be a medal contender after he
went through a series of coaches,
including Bahamian Pauline

~ Davis;Thompson, "No matter ~

what,"

Encouraging

‘As room-mates, Moncur said
they have been encouraging each
other.through the rounds, but he
knows that it will be a different
story when they push each other
today.

Brown, had holds the advan-
tage over Moncur in their head-
to-head match-ups at home, said,
"It feels good to see both of us in
a final, different from home.
Having him back on the track
and racing against him has
always been fun. I just like the
fact that he's back and he's per-
forming at top form, That’ sallI
could ask for."

Amertil, second in the last of
three heats to automatically

qualify for the- women's final .

with the fifth fastest time of
51.67, will run out of lane two
today, but she said she just want-



a CHRIS =n coulis wins a weit 400 metres deunidieal at. the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, July 24, 2007.
At right i is J amuaica' s Latent Green and at loth is Jamaal Torrance, from the U.S,

ed to get a spot in the field,
-"Lhaven't ran that many races
this year due to.an injury. I ‘had,

This is just my fourth quarter for Git
said last year's »
BAAA's Athlete of the Year, ’

the year,

"So Thave jue been training,"
As she looks ahead to the

final, Amertil said she knows it

will be tough,
While we will look for the

quarter-milers to medal today,

veteran sprinter Chandra Stur-

Tup put the Bahamas on the

chart at the games with hér
bronze in:the women's 100 in

11.29 behind Americans Mikele

Barbér (Pan Am record 11,02)

. and Mechelle Lewis.(11.24),

Osbourne Moxey also com-
peted in the men's long jump
final, which finished up'in the
rain, He ended up fifth with a
best of 7.81 metres on his open-
ing jump, He followed that with

7,36, 7.46, 7,53, 7,53 and 7,55.
Panama's Irving Saladino won

the gold with 8,28 on his sixth

and final jump. The silver went
to Cuban W Ifredo Martinez
with 7,92'on his second pb
and American Bashir Ramzy

the bronze with 7,90 on hist final
jump,

Rain

_- \“Byerybody was having prob-,
lems on the runway and once the
rain started, that exaggerated the.

problem even more," said Mox-

-ey, who. trailed Cuban Ivan °

Pedroso, fourth with 7,86 on his
fifth jump. "Once the rain start-

.ed going, the THaWay gota little
. slippier,"
*. Moxey, who was hoping to

qualify for the IAAF World
Championships in Osaka, Japan

next month, said he was just glad

that he survived the competition

with the hamstring injury he sus-

tained in the preliminaries,
While he. knew it would haye

- been difficult for him to medal,

having just competed in his third
meet for the year, Moxey said
he was pleased that Sturrup got
her medal,

In the only other event. con-
tested by a Bahamian yesterday,

national record holder Tiavan-
nia Thompson got out of the
‘blocks quick, but faded down the
stretch for fourth in the third’

heat. af cine women's 100 hurdles
in 13,
Sine ‘ded up in 10th spot

overall, just missing the final cut.
_. "This is my first time compet- |
-ing in a big meet, so I am

pleased," she said, "I didn't like

- the time, but I will take what I

got, Mf

Chandra wins first medal at Pan Am

‘3 CHANDRA STUR-
RUP claimed the Bahamas’
first medal of the XV Pan
Am Games when she won
the bronze in the women’s
100m final last night.

Americans Mikele Bar-
ber, running a Pan Am

mâ„¢ record 11.02 seconds and

‘1 her team-mate, Mechelle
Lewis, silver medalist in
11,24, were a couple steps
ahead of her,

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(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Bowlers
avoid last
place in

doubles |

@ BOWLING
By BRENT STUBBS"

* Senior Sports Reporter __

RIO de Janeiro: With only.
two English-speaking coun-

‘tries in the. Caribbean com-

peting, the men’s team of
Clarence Wallace and Lenny
Powell made sure they didn’t
finish at the bottom of the pile
in the bowling doubles com-
petition at the XV Pan Amer-
ican Games,

Going into the final six-
game block in their 12 game
series over two days, the
Bahamas moved from last to
clinch the 15th spot ahead of
Bermuda in the field of 16
countries competing at the
Barra Bowling.

Powell stormed back after
a slow start on the first day to
post a total of 2256 and Wal-
lace had 2193. Together, they
combined for 4449 pin falls,
15 more than Bermuda who
brought up the rear with 4434,

The gold went to the United
States with 5260, while Brazil
claimed the silver with 5102
and the Dominican Republic
came through with the bronze
with 5048.

Powell said they got off toa
slow start, but they improved
tremendously over the final
six games.

“If we bowl the way we
bowled the last six games in
doubles, we should be up top
there in singles,” said Powell,
of the competition that starts
today,

Wallace, who has partici-
pated in more international
competitions than Powell, said
their performances were “not '
good enough,” but he’s opti-
mistic that “we will improve”
in the singles, but “not good
enough to take control of the

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