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Hundreds evacuated after
threatening phone call

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter.

A BOMB scare at Lynden
Pindling International Airport
yesterday morning caused the
évacuation of hundreds of per-
sons from the international
departure terminal, the ground-
ing of several flights and hour-
long delays.

Police mobilised their bomb
squad and the fire department

.after_a threatening phone call

was made to them at around ~

10am yesterday.

Officials at the Airport
Authority were forced to imme-
diately put a stop to air traffic
coming in and out of LPIA.

Authorities also cleared out
the departure terminal, includ-
ing persons who were working
in the Customs and Immigra-
tion area.

According to reports, all lug-
gage was searched and couriers
were informed that their pack-



Juvenile held
in connection
DeLee t

POLICE have a juvenile
suspect in custody in rela-
tion to the murder of 16-
year-old Ulrick Johnson Jr
who was fatally stabbed on
Monday night.

According to Sergeant
Johnson of the CDU, the
suspect in custody is a 16-
year-old resident of Price
Street, Nassau Village.

He is expected to be
charged in court on Thurs-
day, according to the police.



















- ages would have to be opened.

Police Chief Superintendent
Hulan Hanna said that police
received the anonymous phone
call after 10am claiming that a
bomb was placed at the airport
and was expected to go off.

“What we immediately did
was to contact all of the neces-
sary agencies, including the fire
department and officers from
the bomb unit they are doing
the necessary due diligence to
ensure that nothing goes wrong.

“We evacuated the airport”

based on the information we
received just as a precaution-

- ary measure and we are going.

through our search routine and
our other emergency routines
now,” he said.

Speaking with The Tribune,
acting general manager of the
Airport Authority Jerry
Hutchinson said that while he
was pleased with the response
to the threat, he will not be
entirely satisfied until the
response from airport officials is
perfect.

After an emergency meeting
with all of LPIA’s stakeholders,
officials resumed the airport’s
services early in the afternoon.

Mr Hutchinson said that it
was fortunate that the bomb
scare did not happen during one
of the airport’s busier times.

“Wednesday is not a peek
time for us,-so it’s not too bad
but it is inconvenient for the
passengers because we have
quite a number of people we
had to evacuate and we have
planes that can’t leave and can-
not land because we had to take
all of the people out of immi-
gration and customs,” he said.

Mr Hutchinson said yester-
day that he expected the bomb
scare to cause at least an hour
delay on all flights.







m@ A PACKED airport tries to get back to normal after yesterday’s bomb scare

Stores being

checked after
food recall in US

@ By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter

A RECALL of potentially ;
botulism-tainted food products. :
in the US has prompted gov-. :
ernment officials in Nassau to :
check Bahamian food stores ;

for signs of the products.
According to Marion Rolle,

senior price inspector at goy-
ernment’s Consumer Affairs. ;
Unit, inspectors have been :
“canvassing food stores for two : @ By BRENT STUBGS.
days” looking for the products. :

However, she could not say ;

heth f the recalled : ;
Nt Ouie wane gt : Bahamas national anthem
: was played for the first time
_the US following reports of } at the XV Pan American

serious illness — resulting in ; Games as Chris Brown

products had been found.
The recall was instigated in

SEE page 11

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)
Christie accuses |
_FNM of ‘politics |
_ of intimidation’

| | @By BRENT DEAN
: Tribune Staff Reporter



li GOLD MEDAL: Chris Brown

Gold, silver
medals for
the Bahamas

RIO de Janeiro: The

SEE page nine



: AT HIS party’s town hall :
: meeting Tuesday night, PLP :
: leader Perry Christie accused }
: the FNM of practising the poli-
: tics of intimidation. i
: More than 200 PLPs gathered :
? at Workers House to hear from
: their leader, and other Bahami- :
: ans who allege that the FNM :
: government has victimised, or :
Senior Sports Reporter : unreasonably ended their :
Ts ep «6F «Employment: i
: One such person, Christine :
: Lundy, a former janitress at the ;
: Ministry of Youth, Sports and :
: Housing for 13 months, said }
: that despite her commitment to ;
: her job, she was told by min- ;

SEE page nine

Kozeny ‘made to believe he was not in
violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’

Kozeny has been charged in the US with



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

IN AN affidavit, Czech-born investor Viktor
Kozeny claims that he was made to believe that
he was not in violation of the Foreign Corrupt

conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Prac- ;
tices Act (FCPA) which makes it a crime to
offer to pay, to pay, foreign officials in order to
retain business. He is accused of being the driving

Three murders

are committed
in 36 hours

@ By TANEKA
THOMPSON

A SILENT vigil was held
at St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral on Wednesday, as the
country comes to grips with
the alarming murder rate,
which rose ‘to 49 by
Wednesday morning after
three murders were com-
mitted in the space of 36
hours.

Two more Bahamian men
were’ brutally — slain
overnight, with a total of
three merciless killings on
the island in a span of less
than 33 hours. As The Tri-
bune reported yesterday,
16-year-old Ulrick Johnson
Jr was fatally stabbed in the
Nassau Village area on
Monday night.

“We thought it would be

.beneficial to our country to

have a vigil at such a time
as this, because at last

SEE page 11

Concern over illegal
immigrants on
Harbour Island

lm By TANEKA THOMPSON

THERE is growing unrest in
the quiet community of Dun-
more Town over the large num-
ber of illegal Haitian immi-

‘grants flocking to tiny Harbour

Island.

On Friday, around 20 con-
cerned citizens staged a demon-
stration on Dunmore and
Clarence Streets in an effort to
gather national attention over
the growing social problems on
the three and a half mile long

island.

The protest was led by Har-
bour Island business man, Mar-

i: tin “Lee” Grant, after he wit-

nessed a number of illegal
immigrants obtaining driver’s
licenses and driving vehicles
around the island. “In order to

SEE page 12

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Miami Herald section
could not be printed
due to technical

force behind a multi-million dollar bribery
scheme, which sought to corrupt Azeri officials
so as to gain a controlling interest in the country's
state owned oil company SOCAR during its pri-
- vatisation process in the mid- 1990's. US author-
ities claim that Kozeny and his co-accused Fred-

SEE page 12

Practices Act while operating in Azerbaijan.

Kozeny's lead defense attorney Clive Nicholls
continued his submissions in Supreme Court
yesterday, highlighting several portions of an
affidavit by Mr Kozeny. In the affidavit Mr
Kozeny detailed his involvement in the Azer-
baijan operation and other events prior to and
after his arrest.

problems.
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@ MANY harbour front businesses and residents cleared debris

on the waterfront °

IN TWO of the largest clean-
up efforts in Nassau’s harbour
history, several hundred local
volunteers, businesses and spon-
sors removed a staggering
16,180 items of documented
debris.

Organised by the Coastal
Awareness Committee as part
of their national initiative, the
clean-ups took place in an area
of the harbour from the front
of the BASRA headquarters

. east towards the bridges to Par-

adise Island.

Hundreds of volunteers
including members of the crew
of US Coast Guard Cutter For-
ward, the Port Authority, the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force,
Dive Stuart Cove, Dolphin
Encounters, the Department of
Environmental Health, the Har-
bour Pilot’s Association, BEST,
the Bahamas National Trust,
BREEF, Atlantis. Water Sports
Unit, Kiwanis Club of Cable

Beach, the Nature Conservancy, .

Bahamas Marine Construction,
T and K Waste Removal and
the US Embassy joined forces

to clear the harbour of an over-

whelming amount of debris.
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Chelsea’s Choice, Sandals,
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Bottling Company sponsored
food and drinks for the hard-
working volunteers.

“The results of the Harbour
clean ups are disturbing,” said
Earlston McPhee, director, sus-
tainable development for the
Ministry of Tourism and chair-
man of the Coastal Awareness
Committee. “The amount of
debris and the types of debris —
whole or parts of boats and cars
and refrigerators — to name just
a few of the many items we
cleared from the bottom of the
harbour — indicate that we have
to make a better effort to pro-
tect our environment, particu-
larly our marine environment.
These things should simply not
be there and the negative effect
they have on ous environment

_ and tourism is great.”

Volunteer divers joined raem-
bers of Stuart Cove’s Dive team
and took to the water to 1) -gin
clearing the harbour floc — of
debris.

Other volunteers helped place
debris from the water onto “he
land to be sorted, baggea or
placed in a receptacle.



@ VOLUNTEER pivets assisted by Dive Stuart Cove took to
the harbour floor to remove debris.

A shoreline clean-up also
took place along the harbour
conducted by Bahamas Fast
Ferries, BASRA and Seaboard
Marine.

T and K Trash Removal
cleared the shallow water ways
of small wrecked boats or
pulled larger items out of the
water. Bahamas Marine Con-
struction sponsored a large
barge to remove heavy debris
and to aid divers with larger

pieces from the ocean floor.

Stuart Cove of Dive Stuart
Cove said: “Unfortunately,
there were just so many things
on the harbour floor, but we did
make a big impact. We
removed whole engine blocks,
boats, and countless smaller
items and there is no question
that we made a difference. If
more people could see the dam-
age that trash causes to our
ocean environment they would
think twice about throwing
garbage in the sea.”

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Amount Found

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‘Man, 78, is

robbed while |
tending store

m@ By TANEKA
THOMPSON

A SECOND elderly per-
son-tending a convenience
store has been robbed, police
report.

This incident, an armed’
robbery, took place just
opposite the cemetery on
Infant View Road on Tues-
day afternoon around
5:45pm.

Vernon Grant, 78, of
Grant’s Convenience Store,
reported to police that he was
held up and robbed by a man
who struck him on the back
of the head.

The armed robber report-
edly took Mr Grant’s wallet,
as well as cash from the
store’s register and fled on
foot.

Police say they suspect that
two individuals were involved
in the robbery, and they are
currently investigating the
matter.

On Monday, a 87-year-old
woman tending a store on
Johnson Road was struck in

_the face by a man and robbed

of $400 cash. Investigations
into this incident continue.

@ AROUND 5pm on
Tuesday evening, a drug
arrest was made at.a cay in
the Exuma chain.

DEU marine officers, act-
ing on special information,
arrived at the scene where
they reportedly discovered a
makeshift hut constructed
from freshly cut trees.

After a search, the officers
say they spotted a man lying
among a bed of crocus sacks,
which contained 470 pounds
of suspected marijuana.

A total of 13 crocus sacks
and three five-gallon buckets
containing suspected mari-
juana were seized in the bust.

A 40 year old male resi-
dent of the southern district
of New Providence was taken
into custody in connection
with the incident.

The seized contraband has
an estimated to have a street
value of $500,000.

@ A FIREARM arrest was
made in the area of Augusta
Street and Scott Street early
Wednesday morning.

Around 1.10am, officers
from the police central divi-
sion reported observing a
man acting suspiciously.

. After conducting a search,
the officers reported discov-
ering a .22 revolver with five
live rounds of ammunition.

A 37-year-old man is cur-

_ rently in police custody and

helping with the investigation
into this matter.

Call for
vigilance in
hurricane
season

A LOCAL weather
expert says Bahamians
should remain vigilant
despite the lack of storm
activity so far this hurri-
cane season.

Michael Stubbs, chief
climatological officer at
the Department of
Metrology, said the public
should not be fooled into
letting their guard down
because there have only
been two named storms
since the beginning of July
— neither of which affected
the Bahamas.

Mr Stubbs noted that

‘August and September,

the peak months of the
hurricane season, are fast
approaching.

Although hurricanes
cause damage and
destruction, Mr Stubbs
said, they also play a
major role in nature.

“Hurricanes serve as a
mechanism to strike a bal-
ance with nature; its pur-
pose is to transfer heat. It
transfers the heat from the
tropics where we have
continuous exposure to
sunlight. It takes the heat
towards the poles.

“Then the funnel system
during the winter period
tends to transfer the cool
air from the poles to the
tropics. They work in uni-
son to strike a balance,”
he explained.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

THE leader of the oppo-
sition has questioned if
political interference has
influenced the impending
retirement of Deputy Com-
missioner of Police John
Rolle.

Mr Christie raised this
issue Tuesday night at a par-
ty Town Hall meeting at
Worker’s House.

“I’m to understand that
the Deputy Commissioner
of Police, John Rolle will
retire imminently. That was
not my understanding when
we did our restructuring. I
assumed that he was going
to be on for some period of
time into the future. I just
simply hope, against all
hopes, that he is doing this
voluntarily,” he said.

“But | also go further, it is
my sincere hopevas I look to
what else would happen,
and I look to his replace-
ment, that we are not play-
ing politics with his replace-
ment,” the opposition leader
added.

Mr Christie’s comments
on this issue re-ignite, ques-
tions surrounding the inde-
pendence of the office of
commissioner of police.

Article 119 section six of
the constitution states that
“power to make postings
and appointments on trans-
fer within the police force
of officers in that force shall
be vested in the commis-
sioner of police.”

However, on March 19 the
police announced major
changes to the upper core
of the force with officers
such as Marvin Dames and
James Carey becoming
assistant commissioners and
taking over the Airport and
New Providence District
commands respectively, only
to witness these moves and
others, totally reversed after
just a month of the new gov-
ernment coming to power —
Mr Dames has taken over
the New Providence District
and Mr Carey, the Southern
command.

“Just before the elections

.. under the advice of the
commissioner of police, we
did a restructuring at the top
of the police force. We
thought we were complete,
and we thought it was done
on the advice of the com-
missioner of police. Just
after the FNM came in, they

‘then did another exercise

that the commissioner of
police could not have, in
that short period of time in
my view, change his mind
on the advice he gave us,”
the PLP leader said.

Mr Christie regards the
FNM changes as a “political
exercise” and told the crowd

LOCAL NEWS

Impending retirement of
Police Deputy Commissioner
questioned by Perry Christie



“I just simply
hope, against
all hopes, that
he is doing this

voluntarily.”

PLP Leader
Perry Christie



assembled at Worker’s

House that it is a serious

occurrence when a country
begins to “doubt’ or ques-
tion what is occurring with-
in the police force.

Mr Christie’s questioning
of who will be Mr Rolle’s
replacement, also suggests
that PLP insiders are con-
cerned that acting Deputy
Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson is set to take over
the job-permanently.

Mr Ferguson is the broth-
er of FNM chairman John-
ley Ferguson, and is not con-
sidered a supporter by



many PLPs.

Mr Ferguson was promot-
ed to senior assistant com-
missioner and transferred to
a less prominent post — from
crime chief to head of the
Police College — during the
PLP administration restruc-
turing in March.

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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kr O. BE. . KUM. KC.S.G,,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

‘Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Punishments should fit the crime

AT 6 o’clock yesterday morning, the very
hour that St Francis Xavier Cathedral was
opening its doors to start an 18-hour vigil to
“silence the violence’
pingham man lay dead. He had been shot, the
victim of a presumed domestic dispute.

His death was the third in the space of 36
hours, bringing the murder total to 48 for the
first six months of this year.

The community is not only in shock, but in
fear.

The police are doing their best, but they
do not know what to do to stem the violence.
The best they can do is to investigate, arrest
and prepare the case for court after the crime
has been committed.

But how to calm the vicious anger that
more and more of our citizens seem unable to
control before it is too late is another matter.

This is a problem for the church, sociologists
and psychiatrists, teachers and parents ... in
short for the whole community.

Should anger control clinics be introduced
into the schools to weed out problem chil-
dren so that their therapy can start at an ear-
ly age?

More preventative solutions have to be
found as well as longer prison sentences for
many vicious crimes. Most people cringe at
the thought of the cat-o-nine tail ripping a
bare back.

Maybe if young people | — or even older
people — realised they had to face “the cat” in
addition to a jail sentence, they might think
twice before breaking the law.

Recently a lawyer filed an appeal against a
judge’s order that a rapist of a six-year-old

child should get 10 strokes of the cat — five ,
when he started his seven-year sentence and’

five on his release. His lawyer told The Tri-
bune that the sentence was “excessive and
barbaric.”

This plea for mercy for a man who com-
mitted such an “excessive and barbaric” act on
an innocent child, should anger this commu-
nity. Also the plea of a lawyer that the pun-
ishment of eight lashes for his client who had
not only committed a burglary, caused harm,
but attempted to rape an 83-year-old woman
was “excessive” punishment.

If the community had had a say in the mat-
ter, the lashes for both of these men would
have been increased.

These sentences also have to be reconsid-
ered. One of the men got 16 years on the bur-
glary conviction, but only six years for
attempted rape, and two years for causing
harm, in addition to eight strokes of “the cat”.
The sentences were to run concurrently, which
means he serves only 16 years for all these
crimes.

These sentences indicate that society con-
siders a crime against property far more seri-

’, a 33-year-old Chip- '

ous than a crime against the person. Our val-
ues are wrong.

Take for example, the brutal rape of the
six-year-old child. The rapist was given the
maximum sentence under the law — a mere
seven years. The judge obviously felt that the
deed was so heinous that she added 10 strokes
of “the cat.”

This man is luckily to be safely in jail. He
must remember the scuffle outside the court
when this little girl’s family wanted to settle
the matter in the public square. If it weren’t
for the police, he could have been torn limb
from limb.

The crime was too horrible to think about.
Considered a friend of the family, this brute
took this innocent child out shopping. Instead
of going shopping he took her in the vicinity of
the BEC plant at Big Pond, raped her vicious-
ly, beat her in her face with his fists, and left
her for dead in an abandoned car. The small
girl, drenched in blood, her body battered and
torn, struggled from-the car. She was seen by
the security guard at a nearby school. She was
in such a state that he was afraid to touch her.
He called the police. An ambulance took her
to hospital where doctors fought for her life.

As a result of this man’s barbaric act on her
tiny body, this child when grown to woman-
hood will never bear a child. Today she still
suffers from depression, disappearing in floods
of tears to her room, crying that because of
what happened to her she is nobody. She is
still under therapy.

And today, this same man dares ask the
court for mercy. Where was his mercy when he
was brutalising this small, defenceless girl?

This child will be 13 years old when he is
released from prison. Is this another fear that
she has to face? He is not only a threat to
her, but he is a threat to the community.

Lawmakers should consider lengthening
the prison sentence for such cases. And when
these rapists are released back into the com-
munity, the community should be made aware
of who they are so that they can protect them-
selves against them.

In the United States, they have laws to iso-
late paedophiles. We should consider the same
for the Bahamas. So many crimes of this
nature are being committed against our chil-
dren, that the perpetrators should be exposed
before the whole community. A photograph in
the newspaper and an outline of their crime,
might be sufficient embarrassment to deter
some of them.

But surely a vicious bodily crime against a
human being is far more serious than a crime
against property. It should have a far longer
prison sentence — a sentence that would be
left to the discretion of the judge. And then
let’s hope we have judges who will hand down
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Action plans for
community service
are not new

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WISH to point out for
the information of the gen-
eral public that there is noth-
ing new about the activities
of an inter-governmental

group working together with .

the police and the church on
neighbourhood programmes.
It happens more frequently
than one imagines. Indeed it
certainly did not originate
with any one politician as is
being claimed. This reminds

~ one of the US politician who

claimed that he invented the
internet. However, he later
retracted. He is now inter-
ested in global warming
issues.

If anyone should take
credit for an action plan for
community service in recent
times it should be Professor
Lawrence C Howard of the
Graduate School of Public
and International Affairs,
University of Pittsburgh.

The Professor conducted
high level courses for Senior
Government Officers on pol-
icy analysis and policy man-
agement. The courses com-
prised not only an academic
component, but also exer-
cises with face to face meet-
ings with residents. These
exercises concerned existing
problems which required
attention such as health

-care/hospital, traffic, buses,

fishing, airports, etc.

One exercise conducted
covered the entire island of
New. Providence, and
involved teams visiting des-
ignated neighbourhoods to
hear from residents about
their social needs and how
government agencies might
alleviate their concerns.

Because of the police pres-
ence, at first there was reti-
cence on the part of resi-
dents in revealing informa-
tion, however, they were
assured that because of the
senior level of the group,
their problems would be
accorded personal attention.
As a result the police
gleaned much information,
on the whereabouts of way-
ward family members, hide-
outs for weapons, drug
groups, etc. Social services
officers were able to advise
of the availability of services
about which the residents
had not known, as well as
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information.

Follow ups ensued. One
result was, for example, the
Ministry of Works was able
to accelerate its programme
of dismantling vacant dilap-
idated buildings where own-
ers could not be found, due
to the illegal use of these
structures. Much good came
out of this project, without
the raucous publicity for
political purposes.

I am also surprised that
some of our neighbouring
Caribbean countries felt that
here was something new
which they had not them-
selves pursued.

What we do not need at
this time are town meetings
for political purposes with
persons outfitted in political
shirts and paraphernalia. So

please, let us lower the vol-
ume. This is not the time for
political grandstanding
again. Because within the
Ministries one will find that —
from the beginning, there
are plans and programmes
which may be updated
according to the dictates of
the time. So whether a pro-
ject is labelled “The Grants
Town project” or some oth-
er similar societal plan, the
objective is the same to aid
society. It is not new. ZNS
please note.

NEW
PROVIDENCE
RESIDENT
Nassau,

July 7, 2007.

PS — With over 40 mur-
ders recorded at the date of
the Elections, there is no rea-
son for the previous admin-
istration to called its venture .
a success.

Rainfall is well
ahead compared
to last year

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE RAINFALL measurements monthly in Central large Blair,
where I live for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and compara-
ble measurements for 2006 were as follows:-

January
February
March
April
May
June

2006 2007
52 53
1.99 3,38
92 74
3.18 5.40
4.16 4.67
11.23 22.10
21.99 36.82

This is a very good rainfull for June 2007, but it does not beat the
record rainfall for June since the year 1962, which was in June
1988 when 28.75 inches was recorded. There has been dry months
in June, the last being in 2004 when only 1,10 was recorded and the
total for that year was only 27.68, which was also the driest year

since 1962.

Rainfall thankfully is well ahead for this year and hopefully it will
continue so as to keep things green and replenish the fresh water

supply.

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Woman is

charged after
171 pounds of
cocaine found

A 30-YEAR-OLD woman
charged in connection with the
seizure of 171 pounds of cocaine
was arraigned in magistrate’s
court on Wednesday.

Marilyn Newman, of South
Park Estates, was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Roger

Gomez on drug possession and.

drug conspiracy charges.

According to court dockets,
on Tuesday July 2007 Newman
was found in possession of a
quantity of cocaine which
authorities believed she intend-
ed to supply to another. It is fur-
ther alleged that on the same
day, the accused took’ prepara-
tory steps to export the drugs.

Newman has also been
charged with conspiracy to pos-
sess with the intent to supply,
as well as conspiracy to export
with the intent to supply. New-
man is being represented by
attorney Ian Cargill. She plead-
ed not guilty to the charges yes-
terday. She was granted bail in
the sum of $35,000.

Newman has been charged
along with Barry Daniel Bodie,
25, of East Park Estates, who
was arraigned on the charges
earlier this month. The case has
been adjourned to November 8
and transferred to Court 11
Nassau Street.

Man accused
of sex with
12-year-old |
denied bail

A MAN accused of having

“intercourse with a 12-year-old.

girl was arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court on Tuesday.

Jean Lunes Oreste, 35, of
Comfort Street, was arraigned
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester at Court 11 Nassau
Street on the charge of unlawful
sexual intercourse. It is alleged
that the offence was committed
on Saturday July 21.

He was not required to pelad
to the charge and was remand-
ed to Her Majesty’s prison after
the prosecution objected to bail’
The case has been adjourned to
October 5.

BIS appointments [sep sx

— Of Foulkes and.
Turner defended

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

SENATOR | Katherine
Forbes-Smith during a debate

:* in the upper chamber defend-

ran

ed the appointments of Sir
Arthur Foulkes and Sharon
Turner to key positions with-
in Bahamas Information Ser-
vices — stating that no conflict
of interest exists.

Mrs Forbes-Smith, in her
contribution to the debate on
the Speech from the Throne,
told her'colleagues that both
Sir Arthur and Mrs Turner, a
former FNM press officer,
were chosen for the posts of
director general and deputy
director, respectively, based
on their merits and capabili-
ties. ;

Mrs Forbes-Smith, who has °

responsibility for ZNS and
BIS, said that Sir Arthur is
without question one of the
country’s leading journalists.

“In addition, he has had
vast experience in the service
of his country as a politician in
both political parties and as a
diplomat,” she said.

The senator said that those
who fear that Sir Arthur will
subvert the agency for parti-
san purposes, need not fear.

“They are judging him by
their own standards. We
should also recognise what
BIS is. BIS is to promote the
policies of the government. If
the PLP is in office BIS is to
promote the policies of a PLP
government. The FNM is in
office BIS is to promote the
policies of the FNM govern-
ment.

“Like all the other profes-
sionals at BIS, he knows the
difference between party and
government and he knows the

‘difference between informa-



-said,

tion and political opinion,” she
Senator Forbes-Smith said
that a lot. of misinformation

: . has been circulated by certain



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Forbes-Smith cf

persons about Sir Arthur’s
alleged appointment as deputy
governor-general with the aim
to create the perception of a
conflict of interest where there
is none.

“The truth is that there is
no such post in the Bahamas
as deputy governor-general.
Certain persons are appointed
from time to time and for
short periods, I-repeat, short
periods to act as deputy to the
governor general, and to per-
form the functions of that
office during the absence ‘of
the governor general.

“The previous administra-
tion appointed such persons
from time to time and they’
were not required to give up
their professions nor their
political involvement. Nor
should they have been,” she
said.

Mrs Forbes-Smith said that
Sir Arthur has given up writ-
ing his column in The Tribune,
for no other reason than to .
concentrate his energies on
improving BIS. ;

As it concerns Mrs Turner’s
appoint to BIS’ deputy direc-
tor, the senator said that she is
“a qualified Bahamian who is

_ entitled to have any position

in this country for which she is
qualified.”
“If people who have worked
for the PLP can work for the
government, why can’t people
who have worked for the FNM
also work for the government?
Are they outcasts, is employ-
ment in the government service '
off limits to them?” she asked.
The senator explained
although there are presently still
some failings within BIS, there
is tremendous potential for the
organisation to do the.job for
which it was originally created
and which changing circum-
stances now demand. .

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THE dismantling of the
PLP’s ‘Swift Justice’ pro-
gramme will lead to.decade-
long delays for court cases and
calls into question the FNM’s

' seriousness about fighting

crime, former attorney general
Senator Alyson Maynard-Glb-

- son said.

Giving her contribution to the
Senate debate on the Speech
from the Throne, Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said that arrests with-
out swift movement to trial and
punishment does not demon-

‘strate seriousness about crime.

The senator said that the
‘Swift Justice’ initiative was
working and that the disman-

tling of the programme will.

‘lead, among other things, to less
co-ordination within the court
system, subpoenas not being
served on time, and witnesses,
including investigating officers,
not turning up for trials.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson also

warned that this move will lead

to incomplete files continuing
to be brought to the Office of
the Attorney General.

“Evidence including photos,
forensics; ballistics et cetera will
not be there on time for trial,”
she said.

Before long, trials for serious
matters, such as rape, will once
again take six to 10 years to
come to court, the senator said.

Mi ALYSON Maynard-Gibson

If matters are not being
brought to court in a timely
fashion, victims of crime will
not be able to achieve closure,
she added.

The former attorney general
said that the FNM’s decision as it
concerns ‘Swift Justice’ will mean
that more people will be out on
bail longer while awaiting trial for
serious offences. The long waiting
time will give such individuals the
opportunity to commit more seri-
ous offences, she said.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson further
questioned the fact that there
seemed to be no move on the
government’s side to implement
an electronic tracking system



for those persons out on bail.

“We have to question
whether the FNM is serious
about crime,” she said.

The senator emphasised that
while the ‘Swift Justice’ pro-
gramme is not perfect, “it was a
concrete step to positively
address a real problem.

“Dismantling (the pro-
gramme) is as shocking and dis-

_ graceful (as) getting rid of

Urban Renewal and the shame-
ful and nakedly disgraceful
attempt to move straw vendors
from Bay Street, and the
shameful and disgraceful shelv-
ing of the National Health
Insurance,” she said.

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In brief

Antigua asks
for billions in
sanctions
against US

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THE tiny Caribbean nation
of Antigua and Barbuda asked
the World Trade Organisation
on Tuesday for the right to
authorize $3.4 billion in com-
mercial sanctions against the
United States for its failure to
comply with a WTO ruling
against its web gambling restric-
tions, according to Associated
Press.

that its online betting ban was
ruled illegal by the WTO, but
challenged Antigua’s right to

retaliate. The US says it is in , }

the process of rewriting its
obligations under a 1994 WTO
treaty, removing online gam-
bling from the agreement.

The US also rejected the
amount requested by Antigua
as “patently excessive.”

“The level sought by Antigua
and Barbuda is several times
higher than Antigua and Bar-
buda’s annual gross domestic
product of all goods and ser-
vices,” US trade lawyer Juan
Millan told the WTO’s dispute
settlement body.

The WTO set up an arbitra-
tion panel to rule on the matter.

In March, the WTO ruled
that the US had the right to pre-
vent offshore betting, asa
means of protecting public
order and public morals. But
the trade body said it was illegal
to target online gambling, with-
out equally applying the rules
to American operators offering
remote betting on horse and
dog racing.

Antigua has been promoting
gambling and other kinds of
internet commerce as a way to
end the country’s reliance on
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1990s.

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A MARITIME school in St
Maarten said it plans to open a
second campus in the southern
Caribbean island of Grenada to
handle a rising number of pri-
vate yachts in the region,
according to Associated Press.

The Dutch territory’s Mar-
itime School of the West Indies
will open the training school next
year at the new Port Louis resort
and marina, school principal
Veerle Rolus said Tuesday.

“Finding crew, particularly
engineers and cooks, has been a
difficulty,” Rolus said. “With
Grenada expanding more har-
bors, we expect that there will
be a strong opportunity for
qualified crew.”

Megayachts, or luxury boats
longer than 80 feet, are becom-
ing increasingly popular in the
Caribbean.

Island governments and
entrepreneurs are. developing
waterfront property and
expanding marinas to handle
the vessels, each of which may
have dozens of crew members.

Today, there are an estimated
7,000 yachts over 80 feet in use,
according to ShowBoats Inter-
national, a publication that
tracks vessel construction. In
1993, there were fewer than 700.

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co-ordinator Vivian Moultrie.
“Jacks, tunas, snooks, tarpons,
bonitos, wahoos, mahi-mahis.

“We may not be as well
known as Bimini, but that
does not change the fact that
the best game fishing is found
right here.”

Andrew Griswold of Essex,
Connecticut, found that out
when, off the seldom-fished
Northeast Point, a hungry three-
foot barracuda took his line.

“I thought I had hooked the
bottom,” beamed Griswold of
Connecticut Audubon Eco-
Travel. “It was so big! The
fishing here is great, the bird-
ing is great, and the people
are fantastic.”

Now that the best kept
secret in the Bahamas is out,
the Ministry of Tourism is
making a big deal about it.

It wants the world to know
that besides hospitable resi-
dents, raucous flocks of rare
Bahama parrots and tens of
thousands of wild West Indian
flamingos, this southernmost
island in the Bahamas has
some surprises.

Covering nearly 700 square
miles, Great Inagua, Little
Inagua and two cays lie
around 70 miles north of His-
paniola, between Cuba, 50
miles to the southwest, and
the Turks and Caicos Islands,
30 miles due east.

Sité of the 184,000-acre
Inagua National Park, Great
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Pow blogger and
Tribune columnist,
Adrian Gibson opines at
www.weblogbahamas.com
“that the Bahamas Christian
Council’s new president, John
Humes, was out of line with his
recent comments about politics,
the PLP’s election court fight,
etc...”

While I agree that a couple of
Rev Humes’ comments might
be considered political, like sug-
gesting that the PLP would have
liked the Christian Council to
go on their political platform,
for example, generally speaking
I think he is correct.

Not to put words in Rev
Humes’ mouth, but I do think
the PLP’s actions are an attempt
to destabilise the country by con-
tinuing to rile supporters up
when the matter is now before
the election court.

In fact, I would not have
thought that the PLP would be
acting in such an immature and
irresponsible manner. over. the
election, when they were ulti-
mately in charge of organising
it, and particularly when former
Prime Minister Perry Christie
staked his political career on
transforming the PLP and poli-
tics in The Bahamas with a “new
political culture".

If the attitude they are dis-
playing is a new political culture
— God help our great little

country.

Who would have thought
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, who we used to refer to as
“Hubiggety", would be looking
like a statesman and Perry
Christie looking like an angry
tyrant, more concerned with
political power than the coun-
try in general? Talk about role
reversal!

When I supported the elec-
tion of Pierre Dupuch as an
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would only help re-elect the PLP
and they still had far too many of
the “old PLP regime” hanging
around to usher in a new politi-
cal culture. At the time I
responded that the FNM had
advanced. democracy in many
ways and it would be difficult to
reverse that trend.

Boy was I wrong.

But I digress.

W here were we? Oh
yea, separation of

church and state.

Separation of church and state
in a democracy is a uniquely
American concept, first put for-
ward by Thomas Jefferson in the
late 1700’s if I remember cor-
rectly.

The Anglican Church (Church
of England) in The Bahamas is
actually our Church of State.
The role of the Church is mostly
ceremonial but where it becomes
an issue for your not so humble
blogger is when the church,
Anglican or otherwise, becomes
directly involved in political par-
tisanship. But to discuss political
issues and matters of ethics
where Parliamentarians and
politicians are concerned, etc, is
perfectly acceptable.

The more voices holding our
government and opposition
accountable the better.

But fear not, we have a docu-
ment titled The Bahamas Inde-
pendence Order 1973, also
known as The Bahamas Consti-
tution. While it is silent on the
role of the Church in affairs of
State, their right to free speech
and association is guaranteed
just like the rest of us.

“In the case of comments made
by Rev Humes that I read in the
local print media, I think we
have more to fear about: at



the Chairman of the PLP, Ray-
nard Rigby, had to say about his
comments. But the PLP do not
really believe in free speech for ~
anyone but themselves in recent
years.

This is truly incredible when
the PLP was the party that
brought majority rule and inde-
pendence by advancing the
cause of free speech and associ-
ation.

I wonder if some of the for-
mer PLP leaders are turn-
ing in their graves and if those
still with us are proud of how
their once great party seems to
be retrograding. It appears they
will say anything to regain pow-
er.

As John Locke, the British
philosopher said in 1690:

“The great question which in
all ages, has disturbed mankind,
and brought on them the great-

‘est part of those mischiefs which

have ruined cities, depopulated
countries, and disordered the
peace of the world, has been,
not whether there be power in
the world nor whence it came,
but who should have it.”

I wonder if he saw the future
of the PLP from way back then?

The church and all citizens
should be able to speak their
minds with regard to keeping
our political directorate in check
as guaranteed by our Constitu-
tion.

Many people believe there
would have been no abolition of
slavery or civil rights movement
without the direct involvement
of the church in politics, so we
must be careful about denying
the Church its say. Political par-
tisanship is one thing, speaking

out on serious matters of state:is ©

another. And most of what Rev
Humes was quoted as saying are
serious matters of state.

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LOCAL NEWS

Christie accuses ©
FNM of ‘politics -

of intimidation’
FROM page one

istry officials that her contract
was only for a year, and now
she is no longer needed.

“At the time I worked for

the youth department, I went

to the bank and I got a loan of

$10,000,” she said, adding that
the loan was only extended
due to her work ethic, as she
initially didn’t qualify.

“So now I’m left with my
bank payment,’ my rent, my
cable and other things,” she

said. However, she was conti-
dent that she would rebound

from her present circumstance.
Another young Bahamian
entrepreneur also spoke pub-

licly of his contract not being

renewed. Reginald Minnis,
told the crowd that he and a
crew of Bahamian employees,

were contracted to clean :
parks. However, when his con- :
tract expired in June, it was :

not renewed by the govern-

ment, and the new contractor :

has replaced his Bahamian
crew of five with Haitian
workers.

“T have a wife, I have three

kids and this was helping me a

lot,” he said.

Mr Minnis told the audience
that in pursuit of his profes-

sion, he even took out a loan

for equipment, however, now '
he said, he has concluded that :
this new administration has :

“no love for the Bahamians.”

Addressing criticism that the
PLP has not accepted the
results of the last election by
remaining in campaign mode,

Mr Christie declared, “We
must and we will speak out for :

the rights of Bahamians.”
While, PLP Senator Jerome

Fitzgerald told the crowd that :
in stopping and reviewing so :
many contracts, and especially :
small contracts, the FNM gov- :
ernment is stopping regular :

hardworking Bahamians from
“sitting at the table of pros-
perity.”

Mr Christie in his conclud-
ing remarks told the eager :

audience that, “any reasonable

Bahamian should be alarmed :
by the dog-eat-dog cannibalis- :

tic actions of the FNM gov-

ernment, during its first few :

week in office.” :

Medals won
FROM page one

ascended the podium to
receive his gold medal in the
men's 400 metres.

With a season's best of

44.85 seconds, Brown fol-
lowed on the heels of the sil-
ver medal from Christine
Amertil in the women's 400
in her season's best of 50:99
to bring the Bahamas' total to
three and the overall total to
24, inclusive of five gold, 11
silver and seven bronze since
we first started competing at
the quadruple games in 1952.

Last night's historic feat at
the Joao Havelange Stadium
came a day after Chandra
Sturrup collected a bronze
medal in the women's 100
finals.

Lost in the midst of it all



@ SILVER MEDAL:
Christine Amertil

was a sixth place finish in the
women's long jump final by

Jackie Edwards with a leap of

6.37 metres.

But the night belonged to
Brown and Amertil as they
also claimed the Bahamas'
first individual medals in both
events at the Pan Ams.

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He told the interns that if
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Three murders
are committed —
in 36 hours

FROM page one

count, there were 49 mur-
ders for the year,” said
Paula Mae Lockhart of St
Francis Xavier Cathedral.

and from a spiritual point
of view, the Church is com-
ing together to say to the
enemy, ‘enough is
enough.’”

According to Chief
Superintendent of Police
Hulan Hanna, murder
number 48 occurred
sometime after 11 pm
Tuesday in the Yellow
Elder Gardens subdivi-
sion. Police received
information regarding a

shooting in the vicinity of .

Derby Road, in the rear
of house number 233.
Upon arrival, police
found a 54-year-old male
resident of the area, lying
with an “injury to the
back.”

“We do not know how
or what was used to deliv-
er the (fatal) injury,
whether it was a gunshot
or some other type of
offensive weapon ... but
we do know that this man
met his death unlawfully,”
Mr Hanna said. Police are
following significant leads
on this case, but asked for
the public’s assistance.

Around seven hours lat-
er, another man’s life was
taken in the area of Pride
Estates, a new subdivision
off Tonique Williams
Darling Highway. Mr
Hanna said police
responded to reports of
gunshots sometime after
6am.

Once on the scene, offi-
cers found a lifeless male
with braided hair, “lying
bare back”, clad only in

boxer shorts, with multi- |
_ple gunshot injuries to his.

upper and lower back
area. A victim of an
apparent “domestic dis-
pute”, police identified
him as Carl Russell, a 33-
year-old resident of the
Chippingham area.

“This young man (is
believed) to have come to
the scene in a Wyndham
vehicle, and he went
inside the house where a
female and male, and per-
haps others, were staying,
and a confrontation fol-
lowed between himself
and another man, which
resulted in this person
being shot,” said Chief
Supt. Hanna.

A woman in her early
thirties who is believed to
be another victim of the
domestic squabble, was
taken away from the
scene by ambulance with

some “injuries to the head ~

area that.might have been
a result of a gun butt.”
Police are following sig-
nificant leads in both
murders and the attack on
the woman, but are asking
for the public’s assistance
with any information
linked to these cases.

Father Turnquest of St
Francis Xavier Cathedral
urged religious leaders
from all denominations to
work together in an effort
to reach out to troubled
young men who are per-
petrating violent crimes.

“Violence is a by-prod-
uct of something, either
troubled homes or trou-
bled communities...lack of
education sometimes. I
think for a long time the
country has been focusing
on helping (troubled)
youth. Maybe now what
we. need to do is have a
multi-tasking of help, in
all areas.”

In August 2006, the
country’s murder count
was 35; in August 2005,
the murder count was at
28. It is not yet August
and already 49 persons
are dead this year.
According to officials, if
the murder rate continues
to escalate at the current
pace — the Bahamas is on
track to reach an unprece-
dented number of 80 mur-
ders by the end of this
year.

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: whether the products may have
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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

FROM page one

get a license anywhere in the
world you have to go through a
process. All of a sudden (ille-
gal immigrants) have a vehicle
and they’re driving (around
town). There has to be a leak-
age in the system or someone is
selling out the country,” Mr
Grant told The Tribune.

According to Mr Grant, this
was the breaking point for him
and a number of other ’Brilan-
ders who think government
needs to step in and help locals
on the island.

“We need to address the (ille-
gal immigrant) problem on Har-
bour Island — it’s gotten out of
hand and we need help imme-
diately,” Mr Grant told The Tri-

‘bune in an exclusivé interview’

yesterday. “There’s an epidem-
ic running throughout the island,
and we need the police, defense
force and immigration to come
and address this. Everyday
about 10 new faces are popping
up on the island, and you know,
we can’t handle it.”

Mr Grant claimed that illegal
immigrants are involved in pros-
titution and live in unsanitary

conditions. He also claimed that’

local landlords are renting apart-
ments to immigrants without
proper “papers.”

“We want to see health cer-
tificates and proper work per-
mits. Because one of them have
work permits and 60 of them
living in one house, you know
that’s not right,” Mr Grant
added.

Mr Grant contends that work

Harhour Island

permits being issued in the area
are granted for farm labourers,
but immigrants are being hired
for construction work, carpen-
try, and masonry because busi-
ness can pay them “little to
nothing.”

The tiny island has a police
station with 12 stationed offi-
cers, but Mr Grant claims that
he only sees four or five “work-
ing the beat” on the island.

“We need an increase to
police officers to assist immi-
gration and customs on this
island,” Mr Grant said. “Gov-
ernment needs to find a.way to
regulate these construction com-
panies (hiring illegal immi-
grants) and landlords who allow
illegal immigrants to live in their
homes. Something has to be

done, man, and _ I for-one-will --

speak out against it until my
tongue is cut out.”

Mr Jolton Johnson, adminis-
trator for North Eleuthera, Har-
bour Island and Spanish Wells
told The Tribune that he has
encountered many illegal immi-
grants attempting to obtain cer-
tificates of identity and
travel documents by fraudulent
means.

He also noted that the surge
in illegal Haitian and Jamaican
immigrants is due to lack es
immigration “manpower”
the waters surrounding the
island.

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understaffed; two, you have
business persons in North
Eleuthera employing these per-
sons,” he said. “It’s difficult to
monitor the situation in North
Eleuthera.”

The government representa-
tive for the area, House Speak-
er Alvin Smith, was in Cabinet
on Tuesday and could not be
reached for comment up to
press time.

Viktor Kozeny

FROM page one

eric Bourke Jr and David Pinker-
ton bribed senior government offi-
cials of the former Soviet Republic
of Azerbaijan. According to US
authorities, in 1997 Kozney began
directing others to purchase priva-
tization vouchers and requisite
options on behalf of his compa-
nies, Oily Rock and Minaret. These
vouchers and options were pur-
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cash that was‘flown into Azerbai-
jan on Kozeny's private jet and on
planes he chartered.

In his affidavit, Kozeny claims
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investments in Azerbaijan and the
role of the Azeri officials, which
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In the affidavit he stated that he only came to realise his fate

when he was arrested on October 5,

2005 at his home in Lyford Cay.

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habeas corpus application, challenging the request for his extradi-

tion to the United States.

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Spirit serves all routes with
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officer. "We're looking forward
to taking travellers to enjoy
Grand Bahama Island, and, like-
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lent low fare option to Bahami-
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and Fort Lauderdale. Its addi-
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LOCAL NEWS



ailing programme leads list of

THE Ministry of Educa-
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grammes for the youth of

the nation this summer.
Among them is the Native

Bahamian Sloop Sailing

Programme being held in

Montagu Bay.

The programme began July
9 and closes on Saturday, July
28, with an exciting fun day and



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“C” class competitive racing by
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Organisers said the pro-
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and co-ordinated by Sidney
Forbes and Sandi Treco, has
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The students were exposed
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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007, PAGE 19



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H TWO boats passing each other ‘

Philip McPhee, Dwayne Hig-
gins, Sidney Forbes and Sandi
Treco.

The students were also shown
how to tie knots, how to rig the
“C” class sloops, put the sails
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After every instructional class
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“Hopefully, next year with
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under the capable instruction
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the ministry,” the organisers
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The closing ceremony will be

held on Montagu Fareshy
Saturday, July 28 begin
10am under the Ministe'
Youth and Sports and

Deputy Prime Minister Brent

Symonette.

Parents, family and friends
along with all the instructors. of
the Ministry of Youth and
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celebrate a fun day on Montagu
Beach on Saturday. Students
will be sailing. The public is
invited to attend.

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Turkish foreign minister hints
he will run for president again

m@ TURKEY
Istanbul

FOREIGN Minister Abdul-
lah Gul hinted Wednesday that
he would resume his bid to
become president, despite fierce
opposition from Turkey’s mili-
tary-backed, secular establish-
ment, according to Associated
Press.

Gul’s party won a strong par-
liamentary majority in weekend
general elections, called early
to defuse political tension ignit-
. ed by the Islamic-rooted par-
ty’s first attempts to present Gul
as a presidential candidate. At
the time, the army threatened to
intervene to safeguard secular
principles.

But following his party’s re-
election, Gul indicated he
would run again.

“T cannot turn a blind eye to
the will of people,” Gul said





Candidate from Islamist party to
resume bid despite opposition

Wednesday.
the people is clear.”

The new Parliament’s first
task will be to choose a new
president, whose post is largely
ceremonial, but who has power
to veto government appoint-
ments and legislative bills.

Opposition leader Deniz
Baykal said Tuesday that the
future president must respect
the constitution, which prohibits
mixing religion with politics —
signalling that his party’s objec-
tion to Gul remains.

Mustafa Ozyurek, a promi-
nent member of Baykal’s
Republican People’s Party, said
the party would not support
Gul’s candidacy.

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the ruling party of the support
needed to elect Gul as presi-
dent. Gul then abandoned his
bid.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan called general elec-
tions for July 22, four months
earlier than scheduled, to find a
way out of the deadlock.

On Wednesday, Erdogan
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to compromise, but said oppo-
sition parties should take into
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Gul to decide on whether to
run.



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sion — he was treated unjustly,”
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@ DEPUTY Turkish
Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Abdullah Gul
speaks to the media during
a news conference in
Ankara, Wednesday, July
25, 2007. Gul hinted that
he would continue his
controversial bid to be
president, after his
Islamic-oriented ruling
Justice and Development
Party swept polls and won
majority in Parliament.

(AP Photo/Burhan

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even though there are always.

cases of blazes that are started
by negligence or on purpose,”
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arrested Wednesday in Matera,
in the southern Basilicata
region, for starting a fire. A 28-

‘year-old construction worker

was arrested Tuesday in Sar-
dinia and another worker was
apprehended south of Rome as
they were caught trying to start
fires, the ANSA news agency
reported.

In Greece, a 39-year-old sus-
pect was arrested Tuesday and
charged with setting a fire near





@ A FIREFIGHTING plane drops water over fires in the woods
outside the Sicilian town of Messina, southern Italy, Wednesday,
July 2007. Firefighters were battling Wednesday to contain
scattered fires across central and southern Italy, which
authorities believe are largely caused by arsonists. On

Tuesday two people died in a fire which broke out in the
Gargano peninsula in the region of Puglia.

the Athens-Corinth national
road.

The number and magnitude
of fires raging across the coun-

.try was such on Tuesday that

the head of Italy’s Civil Protec-
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Italy on Wednesday, putting out
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dinia, Abruzzo and other

(AP Photo/Francesco Saya )

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Kenyan aristocrat to:
present murder defence

m@ KENYA
Nairobi

' A DESCENDANT of one of

Kenya’s most famous white set-
tlers must mount a defense ina
murder case that has stoked
racial tension in this East
African nation, a court ruled
Wednesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press. ,

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is in his late 30s, has acknowl-

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edged fatally shooting a black

man on his vast estate last May, »

but says it was in self-defence.
He could face the death penal-
ty if convicted.

Kenya allows courts to end a
trial before the defendant pre-
sents a case if the judge find
prosecutors have not shown
enough evidence. But on
Wednesday, Justice Muga
Apondi said Cholmondeley
must present a defence.

“After carefully considering
the evidence adduced I have
come to the conclusion that the
prosecution has established pri-
ma facie case to require him put
on his defense,” Apondi said.

Cholmondeley’s lawyer, Fred
Ojiambo said he plans to call
seven witnesses.

The case marks the second ~
time in just over a year that -

Cholmondeley killed a black
man on the family’s sprawling
farm in the Rift Valley - a
region dubbed “Happy Valley”
because of the decadent
lifestyles of its colonial settlers.
Charges were dropped in the
earlier case, prompting protests
that Cholmondeley got special
treatment.

Cholmondeley was educated
at Eton, one of Britain’s most
exclusive schools.

Both cases have exposed
deep tensions about the British
presence in Kenya, with many
citizens resentful that the best
land was taken over by the

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British government during colo-
nial times. After Kenya’s inde-
pendence in 1963, many depart-
ing’settlers transferred land to
Africans, with Britain under-
writing some of the costs.

Some settlers, including Chol-
mondeley’s family, kept their
land and became Kenyan citi-
zens. But now, an increasing
number of Kenyans are saying
the land simply doesn’t belong
to whites.

Cholmondeley is the great-
grandson of.the third Baron
Delamere, one of Kenya’s first
major white settlers more than a

‘century ago. The farm, to which

Cholmondeley is the only heir,
is largely ungated and has been
estimated to be up to 100,000
acres.

The case has received intense
media scrutiny because of Chol-

. mondeley’s aristocratic heritage

and his grandfather’s place in
Kenyan lore. The fourth Baron
Delamere was married to Diana
Broughton, whose lover was
shot in the head on the outskirts

‘of Nairobi in the 1940s.

Broughton’s first husband,
Jock Broughton, was tried for
murder and acquitted, an
episode that inspired the book
“White Mischief,” which also
was made into a 1987 film star-
ring Charles Dance and Greta
Scacchi. The book highlighted
the free-spending, often alco-
holi¢ ways of some of the early
colonialists in Kenya.

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1. Double. This tells partner that
you have the values for an opening
bid and support for the unbid suits.
With excellent support for both
majors, the double is preferable to
overcalling with one notrump, which
is a reasonable alternative.

2. One diamond. This is some-
what of an underbid, since an over-
call on the one-level more often than
not denotes less than an opening bid.
However, a takeout double to show
your high-card strength is not an
option, since your partner might
respond in hearts and create an insol-
uble problem. If the bidding devel-
ops favorably, you plan to bid spades
at. your next tum and in that way
belatedly show both the strength and .

spades. It is essentially an effort to
deprive the opponents of bidding
space and make it difficult for them
to reach their best contract.

4. Double. This should work out
better inthe long run than one spade,
which is the alternative bid. In such
Situations you weigh the advantage
of doubling and possibly finding a
heart (or diamond) fit against the
advantage of overcalling with one
spade. A majority of experts would
favor the double.

5, Four spades. This leap to game
combines the virtue of pre-emption
with a legitimate chance of making
the contract. The jump to four puts a
lot of pressure on the opponents and
might cause them to make the wrong
decision.

6. One notrump. This is by far the
best way of describing your hand.
True, you have the high-card values
for a double, but with only five cards
in the majors, notrump is by far the
better choice. The notrump overcall
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ARIES — March 21/April 20
Quit complaining, Aries. The bes
way to get the job done this week is tc
tackle it yourself. Sure, it’s an extré
effort, but well worth it in the end.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
Even though you try to keep you
feelings for someone a secret, you
wear your heart on your sleeve when-
ever you’re near him or her. Be your-
self, and you’re sure to win. Scorpic
plays an important role.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
A close friend needs your help with ¢
relationship problem this week

Resist the urge to blow him or her of:

to spend a little more time having
fun. This person is counting on you.

CANCER - June 22/July 22
Your conscience will hold you ir
check this week, Cancer. You

‘should be happy you’ve done the

right thing. A special someone has ¢
romantic evening planned.

LEO - July 23/August 23
You’re on top of the world this
week, Leo. Everything is going wel.












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Mee You’re on pins and needles this week,
Virgo, waiting for some important
news. Don’t worry: too much —
things will work out just fine.

LIBRA -— Sept 23/Oct 23
You’ve decided to jump in and
finally get that pesky task that’s
been haunting you done. Good for
you! Wednesday is an uneventful
day, so sleep in and enjoy it.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

A co-worker’s harsh words really
hurt but don’t let them get to you.
Remain calm, and keep working
hard. The higher-ups are watching
and keeping notes on your perfor-
mance — and your reaction.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21
Be brave this week, Sagittarius.
Shocking news makes.everyone
in the family nervous. A close
friend needs you to be his or her
ally on Friday. Do your best!

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Your admiration for someone special
clouds your’ judgment. Don’t let your -
feelings keep you from distinguish-
ing right from wrong. You’ve got a
quiet weekend ahead.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
You’ll take on a lot of extra respon-
sibilities this week, Aquarius, but a
chance encounter leads to an
intriguing date.

PISCES — Feb 19/March 20

It seems as if everyone wants your
sympathy this week, but your com-
passion is wearing thin. Before you
snap at anyone, take some time out
for yourself.

CHESS by Leonard Barden

Haakon Strand v Bob Wade,
Gibtelecom Masters, Gibraltar
2007. At 85, Wade is the UK's
oldest chess professional. He
was twice British champion,
authored and edited numerous
books, and trained the young
talent which made England ~
second only to the mighty
Soviets in the 1980s. He still has
a sharp eye for tactics and
despite level material he won
cleverly in today’s position.
What was Black's winning
move?



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) CRYPTIC PUZZLE

DOWN
1 Behind Jack's back? (5)
Hank's outside holding a key (5)

ACROSS
Being smacked involves a curt

comeback (6)
Waving it around could be a risk (4)

Tunes up, perhaps? (5)

Are moving to Leatherhead,
it's true (4)

Many a flier is cowardly (6)

The line of a tradesman having a
game (8)
A small group of animals (6)

any chemical
that burns
human tissue

Lifts dishonestly and departs by



maonlight (5)

m2aw— 0+

Endured to the last man (6)
Lord of the courts? (3)
The one in a trap can be



Company man involved in mining (4)

14 Aunt may be a natural



swimmer (4)

LET
meal

an animal (5)

A poetic twin (7)

Every brazen hussy has one (3)
Wood, some drifting up (3)
Points to an art gallery

as property (6)

It's a pity to throw away

a stew (5)

Do good as a guide, perhaps (3)
Walk quietly to the end

of the road (3)

Promise dad a part (6)

Hold tight! (3)

Steps may be taken to

control them (5)

Shaft with a point at

the end (5) ;

Figure to get past a Welsh resort (5)
Examine what fits badly (4)

15
16
7
19

A manager of some prominence (4)
Price seen in a café entrance (3)
Current country (4)

A double the brewing

centre canned (4)

SS SORT CE CSA FE

La

21 Maybe pears paid for simply
vanish! (9)

Harbour the helmsman's left (4)
Youths sticking posters at the rail

terminus (4)

23
24

#

ACROSS
Deed (6)

DOWN

Crate (5)
Airport (8) Paddle boat (5)
Hesitate (6) Units of resistance
Stores (5) : (4)
Deceive (4) Terrible (5)
Layer (4) Fable (4)
Assist (4) Overtly (6)
Beer (3) Fascination (6)
Spoken (4 :
Catch sight of (4) one i
Excite (9) Floods (7)
Bound (4) Bad actor (3)
Celebration (4) Mimic (3)
Duty (3) Puzzle (6)

Profound (4), . Performing area (5)
Painful complaint (4) Number (3)

Woes (4) Circuit (3)
Margin (5) Meddle (6)
Showed merey (6) Pull (3)
He a Senior (5)
ubber (6) Constellation (5)
Mock (5)
Annoys (4)

26 Tiring work that can make
you gasp? (3)
27 Copied as no cat can do? (4)

29

mz ©

Soundly taught to be crisp and
concise (4) ;
Let it stand a special test (4)
Side of a river, generally (5)



32
33
34 Politicians stirring up riots
out East? (6)

It'll go up after a while (4,4)
Decimal fractions (6)

LES TP RAINE I LP DP TE TE
Yesterday's cryptic solutions ‘
ACROSS: 1, Potter 7, Use-fully 8, Mars 10, Spinet 11,
Peru-SE 14, Ned 16, Comes 17, Ne-X-t 19, Nasty 21, Pa-°
tis 22, Caper 23, Meet 26, Sat-an 28, Car 29, Pre-TT-y 30,
Canary 31, Opus 32, Cornered 33, Enlist

EASY PUZZLE

Swing, evelehanging
direction? (4)

LEONARD BARDEN

35
36



Sn. ee wane ee.

Yesterday's easy suiuuuris

ACROSS:1, Stuffs 7, Collapse 8, Peso 10, Chalet 11, Ribald
14, New 16, Mates 17, Seer 19, Sewer 21, Livid 22, Latin
23, Asti 26, Debit 28, Fit 29, Unites 30, Silent 31, Trip 32,
Probable 33, Wiggle

Chess solution 8355: 1...Nxc3! 2 bxc3 Qxc3+ and
White resigned. If 3 Kdl Qd4+ and Qxgl. If 3 Kb1 Qb4+
and Black will pick up the rook next tum by Qc5+ or

oO
o

EDGE KLEEN AEE

ng SRN RE IS CAE A TORE A IE SID CITES BITS

DOWN: 1, Per-son 2, Thanet 3, R-us-t. 4, Effects 5,
Alb-u-m 6, Tyres 8, Mi-n-x 9, Red 12, Roy(-Al) 13, Serve
15, Bared 18, E-d-gar 19, Nap 20, Sir 21, Pant-h-er 22,

Cat 23, Manual 24, Eras 25, Tr-y-out 26, Space 27, Tears

28, Cap 30, Cod-E

DOWN: 1, Stacks 2, Feeler 3, Scot 4, Claimed 5, Sprat 6,
Leads 8, Pane 9, Sew 12, Bar 13, Least 15, Devil 18,
Eaten 19, Sit 20, Win 21, Lateral 22, Lit 23, Ailing 24,
Step 25, Intone 26, Dumps 27, Bison 28,

Fir 30, Stew



Extremely (4)

Qd4+.



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A RUSSIAN naval expe-
dition has set off for the
North Pole to explore the
bottom of the Arctic Ocean
and stake Russia's claim to
oil and natural gas riches
under the sea bed, according
to Associated Press.

A nuclear-powered ice-
breaker and a huge research
ship set sail from the north-
ern city of Murmansk on
Tuesday for the North Pole,
where scientists, expect to
find evidence that the sea
bed is geographically linked
to Russia and thus part of its
territory, expedition leader
Artur Chilingarov said Tues-
day in televised remarks.

"The Arctic is Russian,"
Chilingarov, a member of



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Naval expedition sets sail to stake Russia’s
claims to vast area of Arctic sea bed

Icebreaker and research
ship head for North Pole



parliament and Russia's most
famous explorer, told state-
controlled NTV before set-
ting sail. "We must prove the
North Pole is an extension
of the Russian coastal shelf."

Two mini-submarines will
be launched Sunday from
one of the ships to confirm
the work of an earlier Russ-
ian expedition, which said it
found the link between the
Eurasian continent and the
underwater Lomonosov
Ridge that runs across the
North Pole.

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Russian scientists have
long maintained that
Moscow has a right to the
mineral riches beneath a
chunk of the Arctic sea bed
the size of Germany, France
and Italy combined. The
region is estimated to cdn-
tain up to 10 billion cubic

meters of hydrocarbons,

along with diamonds and
metal ores.

Under international law,
the five Arctic countries —
Russia, the United States,
Canada, Norway and Den-

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mark (through Greenland) —
control an economic zone
within 200 miles (320 kilo-
meters) of their continental
shelf. But the definition of
the limits of that shelf are in
dispute.

Russia first laid claim to
wide swaths of undersea
Arctic territory in the United
Nations in 2001. But the four
other polar countries have
objected to this bid. Danish
scientists maintained the
Lomonosov Ridge is an
extension of Greenland,
making Denmark another
claimant to the North Pole
and its environs.

Dividing the undersea land
is difficult and controversial.
The Russian expedition may
take samples of the sea bed
to bolster its claims that the
area is an extension of an

underwater ridge linked to
Russia's mainland.

Under President Vladimir
Putin, Russia, which has
enormous energy resources,
has aspired to restore its
clout as a global power.

Environmentalists say
global warming is opening
up the Arctic to new eco-
nomic pressures, as receding
ice exposes new areas of
ocean and tundra to explo-
ration and ice-free zones
result in shorter shipping
lanes.

After reaching the sea
floor under the North Pole,
Russia's mini-subs will leave
a titanium capsule contain-
ing the Russian flag, Anatoly
Sagalevich, the subs' design-
er, told NTV. The subs will
also collect specimens of
Arctic flora and fauna and







videotape the dives, which
will be broadcast live via a
satellite, he said.

"Russian submarines will
be the first to travel along
the ocean floor under the
North Pole," he claimed,
although Russian, U.S. and
other military submarines
have routinely operated in
the Arctic for decades.

The Soviet Union had
extensive Arctic and Antarc-
tic research and exploration
programs, and Soviet polar
explorers were showered
with accolades and hailed as
national heroes.

Those programs shrank
dramatically in the wake of
the collapse of the Soviet
Union.

This week's polar cruise is
part of the recent revival of
Russian polar programs.







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INTERNATIONAL NEWS



Loo

animals
feel the
heat in

China

IN THIS photo released
by China's Xinhua News
Agency, a zoo worker
sprays an elephant with
water at the Hangzhou
Zoo, east of China's Zhe-
jiang Province, Monday,
July 23, 2007, as tempera-
tures in the area soared to
37 degrees Celsius (99
degrees Fahrenheit).

(AP Photo/Xinhua,
Bao Dunyuan)



PRICEWATERHOUSE(COPERS &



Partner Congratulates Associates on Successful Completion
of the Uniform Certified Public Accountants’ Examination



Left to Right Front Row: Christopher C. Kemp — Associate, Shakera S. Rolle

Moxey — Partner, Ron A. Hepburn — Associate, Andrae Thompson — Associate



Christopher C. Kemp — successfully completed all parts of the American
Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants’ Uniform CPA Examinations,
during the October-November 2006 testing window.

Chris completed his secondary education at Fayetteville Christian School,
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States where he received a scholarship to
play basketball. After graduating from high school, he decided to remain
in Arkansas to pursue a college degree in accountancy at Arkansas Tech

University in Russellville, Arkansas where he was enrolled for two years. -

He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) degree
at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. Each summer Chris
would return home to find employment at Leopold Joseph Bahamas Ltd.,
now Bank of Butterfield where he worked as an accountant and was
introduced to the world of business. Mr. Kemp currently holds the position
of Associate in the Firm’s Assurance and Business Advisory Services
(ABAS) group.

Chris would first and foremost like to give thanks to God for his faithfulness.
He would also like to thank his parents, David and Christine Kemp for
their love and support his siblings, David, Adrian, Breck, Fashaj and Eisha,
friends and especially his cousin Achara Sweeting and her family for their
encouragement and prayers. Special thanks are also extended to Ivylyn
Cassar for encouraging him to strive for excellence as well as the members
and partners of the Firm for their motivation and support.

Shakera S. Rolle — Was successful in passing all parts of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Uniform CPA Examination
during the January - February 2007 testing Window. -

Ms. Rolle completed her secondary education at the C.H. Reeves Secondary
School, Nassau, Bahamas. Thereafter she enrolled in the College of the
Bahamas and subsequently Acadia University, in Wolfville Nova Scotia,
Canada. Ms. Rolle graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor
degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Accounting
in May 2004. During her time at Acadia she served as Secretary of the
Caribbean Society and a member of Acadia’s International Gospel Choir.
Shakera joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in August 2006 and currently
holds the position of Associate in the Assurance & Business Advisory
Services (ABAS) group.

For her accomplishments, Ms Rolle would like to first give thanks to God.
She attributes much of her success and achievements to her mother, Sharon
Rolle, who sacrificed much. She would also like to extend a special thanks
to her grandmother, aunts and uncles, her family at M& E Limited, and
the Partners and Staff of the Firm for their continuous support, assistance
and encouragement.

Candace Patricia Rolle — Was successful in passing her final part of the
American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants’ Uniform CPA
Examinations, during the April-May 2007 testing window.

After completing her secondary education at C. R. Walker Senior High
School, Nassau Bahamas, Ms. Rolle went on to obtain a Bachelor of
Business Administration Degree in Accounting (with distinction) from The
College of The Bahamas, where she graduated in December 2005. For her
achievements, Ms. Rolle was the recipient of the 2006 School of Business
Award for outstanding academic achievement and contribution to the



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School, which earned her a finalist position in the 2006 Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) Financial Services Student of the Year award
programme. In January 2006, Ms. Rolle joined the Firm with an initial:
posting as an Accounting Assistant. She was subsequently promoted to
Associate in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) line
of service, a position that she presently holds.

For her accomplishment, Ms. Rolle would first like to thank God, for she
believes that nothing is possible without him at the forefront. She would

also like to extend a special thank you to her mother and step-father, Marva ‘

and Andrew Morrison, grandparents, Patricia and Anthony (deceased) Bell,
sisters Brickell and Racquel Morrison, brother, Leroy Rolle Jr., aunts and
uncles, particularly Vandria and Sophia Bell, Kim Stuart of Grand Bahama
and Superintendent of Police Keith Bell Sr., father, Leroy Rolle Sr., God
parents, Sophia Moss, Gidget Turnquest and Kevin Demeritte, other close
family members and friends and her church family at Holy Family Catholic
for all their unending love, prayers and encouragement. Additionally, she
extends heartfelt gratitude to all the lecturers (past and present) in the
School of Business at The College of The Bahamas, particularly, Remelda
Moxey, Terrance Richards, Karen Lockhart and Christopher Stuart. Finally,
she would like to thank the Partners and Staff of the Firm, for their
overwhelming assistance and constant prayers and support.

Joan N. Cooper — was successful in passing the final part of the American
Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants’ Uniform CPA Examinations,
during the April-May 2007 testing window.

Upon completion of her secondary education at St. Augustine’s College
in Nassau, Bahamas, Joan was employed by Credit Suisse Private Bank
(CSPB) as an apprentice. While participating in CSPB’s apprenticeship
program, Joan enrolled in the College of The Bahamas where she earned
an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting. She continued her studies at
Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she obtained a Bachelor
of Business Administration Degree. Ms. Cooper currently holds the position
of Associate in the Firm’s Assurance and Business Advisory Services
(ABAS) group. ;

Joan would like to give thanks firstly to God for his faithfulness. She
would also like to thank her parents, John and Julie Cooper for their
unwavering love and support; her family and friends, particularly Chevano
Cooper and Pastor Wenley Fowler and their families for their encouragement
and prayers as well as the staff of CSPB and the members and partners of
the Firm for their assistance. Lastly, she wishes to encourage those who
are in the process of sitting or have plans to sit the CPA examinations, to
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy
path”, :

Ron A. Hepburn — successfully completed the final parts of the American
Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants’ Uniform CPA Examinations,
during the April — May 2007 testing window.

Ron attended high school at St. John’s College, Nassau Bahamas. His
extracurricular activities at St. John’s included memberships in the
Gentlemen’s Club, Gavel Club, Zonta Club and Key Club. In his senior
year, Ron served as Deputy Head Boy culminating with his graduation in
June 1999. Ron later enrolled in the College of The Bahamas as an

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— Associate, Candace P. Rolle — Associate, Joan N. Cooper — Associate. Back Row: L.Edgar







accounting major for approximately two years before spending stints with
Gomez & Co. (Grant Thornton) and Bahamas Electricity Corporation
respectively. In 2003, Ron enrolled in Saint Mary’s University, Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada. In May 2005, Ron graduated from Saint Mary’s with
a degree in Accounting. Ron Currently holds the position of Associate in
the Firm’s Assurance and Business Advisory services (ABAS) group. .

For his success, Ron would first like to give thanks to his Heavenly Father.
He would also like to thank his parents Fenrick and Icelar Hepburn, his
older brother Adrian as well as his aunts, uncles and teachers for their
unwavering support throughout the years.

Ron éncourages everyone who has a dream to be “dogged in their pursuit -
of their goals and never let negativity nor those engaged in skullduggery
to hamper their progress, but rather let it fuel their desire to do better than
expected.”

Andrae A. J. Thompson — successfully completed all parts of the American
Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants’ Uniform CPA Examinations on
his first attempt, during the April-May 2007 testing window.

Andrae grew up in the settlement of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera where he
began his education at Emma E. Cooper Primary School. He completed
his secondary education in Savannah Sound; Eleuthera at Windermere
High School where he was named Valedictorian of the graduating class of
2002. Later that year, Andrae was honoured with an award for the highest
BGCSE results on the island of Eleuthera. After graduating from high
school, Andrae relocated to Nassau to attend the College of the Bahamas,
where he majored in Accounting. In June 2006 Andrae graduated from the
College of the Bahamas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.
Andrae was a recipient of scholarships from the Ministry of Education and
Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO)
respectively. Mr. Thompson currently holds the position of Associate in

\ the Firm’s Assurance and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) group.

First and foremost Andrae extends all thanks and praise to God for his
continued faithfulness. He would also like to thank his parents, Garth and
Aluria Thompson for their love and support; siblings Michael and Gardina,
friends especially Shanishka Butler, Scott Smith and Chevaz Chambers.
Special thanks are extended to Rosetta Gibson, Sherrol Thompson and
Remelda Moxey, educators who truly provided the motivation to strive for
excellence. Gratitude is also due to the faculty and staff at the Business
School of the College of the Bahamas, the Palmetto Point Gospel Chapel,
the Abundant Life Bible Church and the members and partners of the Firm
for their motivation and support over the years.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bahamas, which has offices in Nassau and
Freeport, is a member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and
advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients
and their stakeholders. More than 130,000 people in 148 countries work
collaboratively using Connected Thinking to develop fresh perspectives
and practical advice.

“PricewaterhouseCoopers” refers to the network of member firms of
PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a
separate and independent legal entity.



THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007

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Fidelity ‘developing’ funds
for international investing

Company set to apply for US$ allocations in third and fourth quarters, as it moves to exploit
exchange control changes and give Bahamians more choice, flexibility and greater returns

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

idelity Merchant Bank &
Trust is “currently devel-
oping” documents for

two Bahamian dollar |

mutual funds that will
give investors access to foreign invest-
ment instruments, its president telling



@ LORONA Butler (left),
senior executive in Ministry
of Tourism (MOT) and
Rochelle Rolle, MOT senior -
officer, welcome’ the.
Bahamas Tourism Channel '
to the Ministry of Tourism’s
‘reception area at the Lynden
Pindling International Airport.



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The Tribune that they were likely to
"apply for their first US$ allocations in

the 2007 third and fourth quarters.
Michael Anderson confirmed that
Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust was
working on the development of two
mutual funds that aim to take advan-
tage of the Government/Central
Bank’s decision last year to relax
exchange control restrictions, partic-

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ularly the move that allows Bahamian
institutional and retail investors to
invest in equities listed on a recog-

nised exchange via a Bahamian dollar ©

investment vehicle.

“We're currently developing our
fund documents for two funds that
we will be making available to the
local market,” Mr Anderson told The
Tribune.

“We’ve had them legally reviewed,

and are in the process of finalising .

the documents to send to the Securi-

- ties Commission for approval.”

Once the funds and their offering
memorandums are approved by the
Securities Cominission, the next step
is to apply for them to be listed and
registered on the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange (BISX).

- Both these steps are necessary
before Fidelity Merchant Bank &
Trust can apply to the Central Bank,
on-the funds’ behalf, for their alloca-
tion of US dollars.

Only funds sponsored and promot-
ed by registered broker/dealer mem-

SEE page 4

‘Dramatic development’



“lM By NEIL HARTNELL

‘Tribune Business Editor

THE attorney representing the
company at the heart of the

‘Grand Bahama Port Authority

(GBPA) ownership dispute has
said it “should be neutral” in the
battle between Sir Jack Hayward
and the late Edward St George’s

‘estate, something the latter’s

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counsel described as “a dramatic
development”.

Fred Smith, an attorney and

partner for Callender’s & Co,
who is representing the St George

estate, said John Wilson, a part-.

ner in McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, who is representing
Fiduciary Management Services
(FMS), had written a letter saying

-he needed‘a“new mandaterfrom .. -

the FMS Board of Directors to
continue acting for the company
“in light of new information
which has now been made avail-
able”.

This had contributed to a deci-
sion by Supreme Court Justice

in Port ownership fight

. Anita Allen to adjourn the three- ,

day trial over Sir Jack’s 75 per

cent ownership claim, due to last

from July 25-27, until next week
(see story on page 3).

Mr Wilson, in a July 19 letter
sent to Gregory Moss, the attor-
ney for Sir Jack and ousted
GBPA chairman,Hannes Babak,

‘said this new information relat-



ed to the.transfer of.a single FMS
share formerly held by Don de la
Rue, the company’ *s president, to
Sir Jack last year,

That sole share purportedly

SEE PORT, page 13

The Spirit of 40,000
tourists for Freeport

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

SPIRIT Airlines will begin ser-
vice from Fort Lauderdale to
Grand Bahama at the end of the
year, providing a per annum seat
capacity of 60,000 and a boost for
the island’s flagging tourism econ-
omy.

The Ministry of Tourism’s
director of airlift, Tyronne
Sawyer, said the impact of the
new service will be tremendous
for Grand Bahama.

“If you look at it, the aircraft

can hold 165 persons and it is dai- °

ly service, so that is a seat capac-
ity of 60,000. If you take it by a
load factor of 70 per cent, then it
brings about 40,000 stopovers,”
Mr Sawyer said.

Obviously, however, those
numbers would include the vast
amount of Grand Bahamians who
are likely to take advantage of
Spirit’s low fares.

Mr Sawyer added that despite
the challenges created by the
Royal Oasis situation, there are
significant hotel accommodations
on Grand Bahama to accommo-
date the load factor Spirit is
expected to generate.

Mr Sawyer said the arrival of
Spirit will fill an airlift void to
Grand Bahama, considering the
fact that another low-cost carrier,
AirTran, in September will cancel
its Atlanta to Grand Bahama ser-
vice. It has already stopped its
flight between Grand Bahama
and Baltimore, Maryland.

He explained that AirTran

made a business decision to cease
travel to Grand Bahama, so to
compensate, the Bahamas has
entered into a long-term partner-
ship with Spirit Airlines to ensure
the presence of a low-fare carrier
throughout the country.

“I see great potential for the
Family Islands,” Mr Sawyer said
of the possibility for Spirit to
expand service.

Chris Lowe, president of the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce, told Tribune Busi-
ness that Spirit is basically filling
Air Tran’s load.

“What Spirit will definitely
offer is interconnectivity from
major US airports through Ft
Lauderdale to Grand Bahama,”
he added.

However, Mr Lowe stressed
that he would like to see expand-
ed service from larger hubs such
as New York, Boston and other
major cities.

“That is what we really need,
direct flights, because some peo-
ple don’t want to have to change
planes in Florida, they want a
non-stop flight. Spirit will hope-
fully maintain the status quo and
increase visitor arrival rates,”’ Mr
Lowe said.

Spirit said that in addition to
non-stop service from its Fort
Lauderdale base, Spirit also will
offer connecting service to Grand
Bahama from its domestic net-
work. Spirit serves all routes with
its. fleet of Airbus aircraft, the
youngest in the Americas.

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THE TRIBUNE

Firm signs airport
TV advertising deal

lm By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he : Bahamas
Tourism Channel
has entered into a
contract with the
Nassau Airport Development
Company to provide exclusive
television advertising for the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport, starting next week.

The move ensures that every
visitor going through the air-
port will be able to see adver-
tising from a wide variety of
tourism-related services and
businesses, broadcast over
plasma screen televisions
located throughout the termi-
nal.

“Now our clients are expe-
riencing the benefits of com-
prehensive multi- media adver-
tising in over 9,000 hotel
rooms, the cruise ship centre,
the Internet and now the air-
port. We are delighted to be
part of the development that
will turn Lynden Pindling
International into a world-class
airport experience,” John
Bethel, president of the







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a JOHN Spinks (left), vice-president of the Nassau Development Company and John
Charles Bethel, owner and president of the Bahamas Tourism Channel

Bahamas Tourism Channel,
told Tribune Business.

He explained that the com-
pany’ production facility can
produce a full video commer-
cial to be run on BTC, and
which airs via Cable Bahamas
on channel 36 for its client

base - which now is more than
100 accounts,

Mr Bethel said the tourism
channel can now say that it
will, at some point, reach every
single visitor coming to the
Bahamas at some point dur-
ing their stay.

He said BTC and NAD’s
partnership will begin to
enhance the visitor experience
for visitors arriving at baggage
claim by informing them of a
wealth of experiences and
stores that they can enjoy
while vacationing here.

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