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Preliminary statistics
are revealed by police

Hi By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

POLICE statistics have
revealed that the increased mur-
der rate this year reflects a wider
trend of violent crime - which is
skyrocketing across the country.

Serious reported crime is up 29
per cent overall in the Bahamas
compared to last year, with
reported rapes up 53 per cent and
armed robbery up 47 per cent.

This came to light yesterday,
when Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson authorised the
release of the preliminary crime
statistics to. The Tribune cover-
ing the period beginning January
1 this year through August 31, as
compared to the same period
from 2006.

Police normally release the sta-
tistics for the previous year early
in the new year.

However, these figures were
released at the express request of
The Tribune,,as it is widely
assumed that crime is on the rise

this year, based on the increase in
murders.

The new data now reveals that
in addition to the 29 per cent
increase in serious crimes —
described as crimes against the
person — reported crimes in gen-
eral are up 8 per cent, with crimes
against property increasing this
year by 5 per cent.

The full breakdown of crimes
against the person are as follows:
murder is up 50 per cent; attempt-
ed murder up 100 per cent (two
were reported this year and one
last year); no manslaughter cases
reported this year as was the case
in 2006; rape is up 53 per cent;
attempted rape is up 79 per cent;
unlawful sexual intercourse is up
22 per cent; armed robbery is up
47 per cent; robbery is down 24
per cent; and attempted robbery
is down 18 per cent.

The spike in sex crimes so far
this year is further magnified
when examined in comparison to
the preliminary totals from the

SEE page 14

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appealed by the doctor she sued





















A WOMAN who waited three
years for a court official to assess
damages in her favour is now hav-
ing to wait again — because the
doctor. she sued has lodged an
appeal.

Siobhan Reilly, whose body
was left hideously disfigured in
1997 after cosmetic surgery
became infected, was awarded
$211,000 last March, but only

after The Tribune highlighted her

case and called for an immediate
assessment of damages.

Now, 10 years after the opera-

SEE page 12














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BAHAMAS EDITION

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ONE OF the stabbing victims is
taken to hospital yesterday.

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN believed to be
responsible for the stabbing of
three men “sought refuge” on
the compound of the former
prime minister’s residence after
fleeing the scene of the crime,
police said yesterday.

According to initial police
reports, a 31-year-old resident
of Rock Crusher Road is in
police custody after allegedly
stabbing three of his co-workers
with a knife at a construction
site at the Sheraton Resort in
Cable Beach.

After the alleged incident,
the suspect fled the scene and
scaled the exterior walls of the
Christie compound shortly after
9 am yesterday. The assailant
then forcefully entered the
guardhouse on the property in
an effort to remain undetected
by a group of persons who saw
him flee the scene of the crime,
police said.

A plainclothes officer in the
area apprehended the suspect
based on information gleaned
from witnesses congregated i in
front of the Christie home,
police reports said.

At a press conference at
police headquarters on East
Street yesterday morning, Chief

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Ministry event

aims to further
efforts in fight

against crime

m@ By BRENT DEAN

Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

THE MINISTRY of National
Security is hosting a national

assembly on crime on Friday and
Saturday to further efforts to com-




Tommy Turnquest



bat the increased rate and prevalence of crime in the country.
Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest addressed
the media on the purpose of the two-day event yesterday ata

press conference at the Churchill Building.

“The Assembly is a logical response to the grave challenges

Bahamas,” Mr Turnquest said. *

posed by crime, criminality and the fear of crime in the
‘The theme of the assembly

(Back to Basics - A National Approach to Fighting Crime) sup-
ports the premise that the ideas, measures and actions to

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Violent crime soars

Guard Commander
‘guilty of neglect’
during detention

centre breakout

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net

THE Guard Commander on
duty during the escape of six
Cuban migrants from the deten-
tion centre last month has been
found guilty of “neglect” and
summarily “punished” by the
force.

The commander’s trial was
held on Monday, September 10,
by the prosecution Office of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force.’

The Guard Commander was
charged with neglect under sec-
tion 33b of the Defence Act 1979,
found guilty and punishment has
been awarded, a statement from
the Defence Force said.

A notice of intended prosecu-
tion for the sentry on’ watch has
been given and this trial is expect-
ed to begin on Monday, Septem-
ber 17.

These moves were seen by
observers as another effort by
Commodore Clifford Scavella to
finally whip the Defence Force
into shape.

In fact, Defence Force superi-
ors got tough with the officers
after the break-out forcing them
to remain on duty and not per-
mitting them to return home until
the search for the escapees has

SEE page 12

Bank of Bahamas

customers warned
about sophisticated
fraudulent e-mails

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

CUSTOMERS of the Bank of
the Bahamas are being warned
not to fall victim to a new sophis-
ticated fraudulent e-mail which
attempts to steal account infor-
mation.

The e-mail — with the subject
line “Important alert: Your
Bahamas bank details on file” —
requires recipients to click on a
fake internet address and log in
with their account information.

The site which the e-mail
recipients are asked to log into is
an exact copy of a real Bank of
the Bahamas web page.

However, customers can tell
the difference by looking at the
site’s address (URL).

Tameka Forbes senior man-
ager of business development,
public relations and legal affairs at

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tation of the City Market loca-
tion on Rosetta Street were
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received complaints of a
blocked drain producing liquid
waste behind the store’s
garbage disposal.

According to an employee of
a nearby establishment, the
scent emanating from the
garbage disposal behind the
warehouse of the food store is

“unbearable” and the area is |

“very disgusting.”

“It’s not healthy,” the
employee complained yester-
day. “We have to leave our
warehouse door open and there
are always rats around there.
Someone came a few months
ago to fix (City Market’s)
drainage, but it’s still disgust-
ing.” The employee also
claimed there was a “visible
puddle of liquid waste”, and
that the store did not use “prop-
er disposal containers” for their
trash.

The source further claimed
that letters of complaint about
the sanitation issue were made
earlier in the year with the man-
ager of the food store as well
as the Department of Environ-
mental Health. The department
promised to send an agent to
survey the area, however the
situation was not favourably
addressed.

According to Bahamas
Supermarkets’ CEO Ken
Burns, the area in question
behind City Market was pres-
sure cleaned on Monday, and
the liquid waste present was due
to a series of “heavy rains” that
occurred earlier in the week.

“We are aware of the issue
with regard to the trash dispos-
al area behind our Rosetta
Street store and have always
taken measures to correct it as
well as exercising care on an
ongoing basis to keep it odour-
and rodent-free,” Mr Burns said
in a written statement yester-
day.

“In fact, on this past Monday
evening, the area around the
trash compactor was pressure-
cleaned. Following that, we had
heavy rains two nights in a row,

at City Markets

Management
moves to
quell fears
over liquid
waste from
members of
the public

which created a build-up and
this afternoon, we contacted
another company to clear the
drains and remove any debris
that may be causing a problem.”

Removal

The Tribune was assured by
the food store’s public relations
firm that as soon as the,com-
plaints were received yesterday
a team was dispatched to pump
the blocked drainage and
remove the waste.

“We appreciate being noti-
fied of any issue that can help us
provide better service for our
customers and make us better
neighbours to those with whom
we share space in our 12 loca-
tions in New Providence and
Grand Bahama,” the statement
also said.

As reported previously, the
food store chain recently came
under fire from the Department
of Public Health when its Oakes
Field Deli was ordered to close
last week after it was discov-
ered that deli workers were
operating without valid health
certificates. Rat faeces was
reportedly found on the store’s
shelves and it was revealed that
the store was operating without
a valid sanitation certificate.



Submissions
made to’
judge in
murder trial

ATTORNEYS in the Ian
Hutchinson murder trial
made submissions before Jus-
ticevJon Isaacs.yesterday
afternoon in the absence of
the jury.

The trial is expected to
continue today.

Hutchinson, 46, an ex-
policeman, is standing trial

for the murder of softball star |

Jackie ‘Lil Stunt’ Moxey, 44.
Prosecutors say that Mox-
ey was fatally injured on
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
and died the following day.

On Tuesday, pathologist
Dr Govinda Raju — the pros-
ecution’s final witness — was
called to the stand.

He told the court that he
performed an autopsy, inter-
nal and external exams on
the deceased, on October 27,
2005.

Dr Raju listed the external
wounds, citing an abrasion on
the back of the left hand, a
contused abrasion with split
skin on the forehead, a pro-
fuse contusion on the left side
of the face, an abrasion on
the outer cheekbone, and a
profuse contusion on the right
side of the face.

He also testified that the
left eye of the victim

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Re- election
sought to
maritime
organisation

THE Bahamas is seeking re-
election to the Council of the
International Maritime Organ-
isation, Maritime Affairs Min-
ister Dion Foulkes confirmed.

The 25th Extraordinary Ses-
sion of the Assembly and Coun-
cil Election is scheduled for
November 19-23 in London.

Membership in the IMO Coun-
cil facilitates access to key stake-
holders on the administrative and
operational sides of the maritime
industry, said Mr Foulkes.

He said such access “greatly
assists” the Bahamas in its
efforts to remain competitive
and provides a platform from
which to launch and advance its
promotional and marketing
strategy to significantly expand
its ship registry

In its 30th year, the Bahamas
International Ship Registry is
the world’s third largest.

The IMO is a specialised
agency of the United Nations. It
was established in 1948 in
Geneva, Switzerland.

Its main function is to devel-
op and maintain a comprehen-
sive regulatory framework for
shipping which includes safety,
environmental concerns, legal
matters, technical co-operation,
maritime security, and the effi-
ciency of shipping.

“The Bahamas is an active
member of the IMO, having
served for seven years on the
council,” said Mr Foulkes. “It
allowed us to play a critical role
in shaping world shipping policy.

“In our seven years on the
council we sat on all of the IMO’s
main committees, and have been
party to the ratification of all
major conventions,” he stated.

The Bahamas International
Ship Registry is managed by the
Bahamas Maritime Authority
which maintains offices in Lon-
don, New York and Nassau.

It has representatives in
Greece, Germany and Japan.

Activities
planned

for World
Maritime. Day

THE Bahamas is set to cele-
brate World Maritime Day with
a week of activities beginning
September 23.

The theme this year is: the
International Maritime Organ-
isation’s (IMO) response to cur-
rent environmental challenges.

World Maritime Day focus-
es attention on the importance
of shipping safety, maritime
security, the maritime environ-
ment, and the work of the IMO.

Headed by Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas chair-
man Barry Malcolm, a commit-
tee has been assembled to
organise and execute the week
of activities.

It includes representatives
from public and private sector.

Other members include:

e Michael Humes, Maritime
Affairs and Labour

e Erma Mackey, Bahamas
Maritime Authority

e Lt Comdr Herbert Bain,
Port Department

© Lowell Mortimer, Mortimer
and Company

e Brent Williamson, Bahamas
Electricity Corporation

° Lt Comdr Tellis Bethel,
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Two men
arrested

after crawfish
discovery

FREEPORT - Two Grand
Bahama men were taken into
police custody in connection with
the discovery of undersized craw-
fish in waters off Walker’s Cay.

According to police reports, a
fisheries inspector with officers
from the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force were on marine
patrol in the vicinity of ‘Lily
Bank’ around noon on Tuesday
when they spotted a 17-foot boat.

The vessel was about 14 miles
northwest of Walkers Cay.

After conducting an investi-
gation, officers discovered
undersized crawfish.

Two men - a 28-year-old resi-
dent of Abaco Drive, Hawksbill,
and a 19-year-old resident of Faith
Avenue, Heritage Subdivision —
were taken into custody at the
Walker’s Cay Police Station.

The men were charged in
connection with the incident
and released on $1,500 bail with
a surety.

They are to appear in the
Cooper’s Town Magistrate
Court on Friday, September 21.

Anna Nicole Smith’s

visits Bahamas for anniver

mother
sary

of her grandson’s death

-ANNA Nicole Smith's
mother Virgie Arthur travelled
to the Bahamas to visit the
graves of her daughter and
grandson Daniel at the Lake
View Cemetery, marking the
one year anniversary of
Daniel's death as the result of
a drug overdose.

According to the website
TMZ, Ms Arthur, who laid
plastic flowers on the graves
and is still fighting for custody

of baby Danniclynn following
Anna Nicole's death in Feb
ruary, admitted that she was
upset at not being included in
her granddaughter's recent
birthday celebrations.
Howard K Stern also visited
the gravesites, and said he was
slightly upset by Arthur's plas-
tic offering: "I visited Anna and
Daniel under the cover of dark-
ness because | did not want the
media to capture my private

moments with loved ones, he
told TMZ, "In the carly morn-
ing, | brought two baskets of
flowers from Dannielynn,
myself, and others. When I vis-
ited again late at night, | found
plastic flowers drilled into the
ground next to our flowers."

Larry Birkhead, Anna
Nicole's ex-boyfriend, cele-
brated the first birthday of
their daughter with family and
friends in Kentucky.

Teachers stage
walkout over
safety concerns

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

AROUND 20 teachers at A
F Adderley Junior High
School left their classrooms
yesterday and came together
in a bid to have their safety
concerns addressed following
the stabbing of a student ear-
lier this week.

The group of teachers
along with representatives
from the Bahamas Union of
Teachers (BUT) met with
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel and other education
officials to raise a number of
issues and present their pro-
posals for both improved
security measures and physi-
cal repairs.

On Monday, a 15-year-old
ninth grade student was
stabbed in the back while on
campus — by an outsider who
had reportedly climbed the
school’s fence.

Although the press was not
allowed onto the campus yes-
terday an interview with the

teachers was conducted at the

school’s back entrance through
a chain link fence.

“We met with the minister
and the permanent secretary.
We put forth our list of con-
cerns pertaining to the securi-
ty issues at the school. I have
been here over 10 years now
and there has always been a
concern about security at AF
Adderley,” Sunae Russell, a
music teacher told the Tribune
yesterday.

“We have set the time line
by which we would appreciate
those things to be done. The
minister assured us that they
would be working toward hav-
ing our concerns met,” she
said.

“There have been instances
where parents have been on

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AS THE weal was not aiiowedie on the AF Adderley campus,

Secretary General of the BUT Belinda Wilson spoke to reporters
through the fence on the meeting they had with the Minister of
Education Carl Bethel

campus to attack teachers, out-
siders have come and this ts
just the last straw,” she said.

“We have always had insuf-
ficient security. For a school
this size we are asking that
they send two additional secu
rity officers. We want efficient
and effective security officers,”
Ms Russell said.

She noted that questions
were also raised about vital
school repairs.

Solution

According to BUT secretary

egeneral Belinda Wilson, it is

anticipated that the request for
additional security officers will
be met by Friday.

“The promises that the min-
ister made were general in my
estimation so we actually gave
him some suggestions which
we think can solve the safety
problems,” Mrs Wilson said.

“We also requested metal
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she said.

Mrs Wilson noted that con-
sideration is also being given
to placing a security booth at
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She-eexpestionedwhy-the:

police officers who were sta-
tioned at the school were
removed.

“What concerns me ts that
you remove the police but
What are you replacing them
with?

“The union has yet to be
presented with a strategic plan
or proposal by which the new
policing programme will be
implemented,” Mrs Wilson
said.

Several weeks ago, the gov-
ernment announced that
rather than stationing officers
in schools, as was done under
the PLP administration,
patrols would be increased in
neighbourhoods where schools
are located, as police statistics
show that this is where most
crime involving students takes
place.

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SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., DL,

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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WE WALKED Bay Street yesterday after-
noon. What a dingy, depressing walk that
was. The town reflects a people without pride.

It is true that the straw market is a press-
ing issue.

Its rat-infested presence on Bay Street was
a major blot on the town, dragging it down to
ghetto level standards. A decision has to be
made on the market, but the decision has to
be made within the whole context of ehaae:
ing the face of Bay Street.

While the various committees soaeaer
the changes, the first order of business should
be to clean up the whole area. Each Bay
Street businessman should be responsible for
the environs of his or her premises, and these
premises should be washed down and cleaned
daily.

A group of single mothers, hired by the
PLP over the election period with no securi-
ty of tenure, and fired by the FNM because
no provision had been made for them in the
Works Ministry’s budget, are now complain-
ing because they are out of work.

Ts it possible for Bay Street merchants to
get together, hire some of these persons, and
allot a certain number of premises to them for
which they would have daily responsibility?

This would include the sidewalks in front of
each store, and garbage-ridden alleyways on
the side of some stores.

Display windows would get a daily polish,
walls and sidewalks would be washed down
daily, and whatever trees are located outside
the various stores would be watered and the
debris, dropped in their containers by
thoughtless pedestrians, would be removed to
garbage bins.

Chipped and broken sidewalks have to be
refurbished.

However, black fumes belched daily from
exhaust pipes of vehicular traffic — particu-
larly the buses — are the main curse of Bay
Street.

The city centre will always look grimy as
long as it is daily blanketed by these exhaust
fumes. The ideal would be to make Bay
Street a pedestrian thoroughfare, with park-
ing available on side streets, and a public
multi-storied parking facility. Failing this ide-
al, buses and taxis should be removed from
the area. A bus depot and taxi call up centre
should be established off the main street.

Three million dollars have been budgeted
for the straw market. Meetings have been

The problems of Bay Street

held with the vendors to discuss the various

‘ustoms warehouse

on Prince George dock, back to the site of the

burned out market on Bay Street or Arawak

Cay. A final decision will be made by October
3;

In the meantime vendors have been asked

to move to Prince George dock while their



~ tent city on Bay Street is cleaned of its

unwanted tenants — the rats.

The old Customs warehouse on the western
end of Prince George dock, on which $2.5
million was spent about six years ago, might
prove the preferable site.

A new roof was part of the renovations,
interior walls were removed, decorative ven-
tilated tiles were put in, bathrooms were ren-
ovated and steel supports strengthened the
building.

A most attractive and comfortable mat
ket could now be designed within the $3 mil-
lion budget, with a creche and study centre to
accommodate vendors’ children,

The area is far larger than the vendors’
present site, added to which it will have the
security that the Bay Street location never
had.

We understand that at least one straw
vendor had a rude awakening as to why the
Bahamas has lost its competitive edge in the
tourist market.

She was ona recent cruise when the ship on
which she was a passenger was to be diverted
to Nassau. She was shocked when passen-
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WITHOUT trying to whip up
any hysteria, | would like to
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should be alarmed about the
ever increasing sightings of a
new and dangerous predator
lurking in Bahamian waters.
No, it isn’t the great White
Shark, but something much
smaller called the Lionfish. Phe
Lionfish made tts debut in the
Bahamas just in the past five
years and its overall impact is
yet to be properly assessed,
Judging by the destruction that
ithas done in other parts of the
world, iUs a sure bel that the
Bahamas can expect the same
treatment from this aquatic
demon. With no known encmics
in the Bahamas and an abun-
dance of food, the Lionfish ts
expected to multiply atan expo-
nential rate, Even at this carly
stage of its development, the
government of the Bahamas
must make it a priority to deal
with this potential menace as
the presence of the Liontish
could adversely affect so many
different areas of life in the
Bahamas. The Hon. Larry
Cartwright, the Minister of
Agriculture and Fisheries needs
to make a public statement as to
the position oi the government
on this matter. Failure to do so
or to simply ignore this matter
could spell disaster for the
Bahamas.

The reason why the Liontish
is such an undesirable character
is its ability to deliver a painful
and venomous sting from a
number of dorsal and ventral
spines. In humans tt can cause a
number of bizarre symptoms,
including nausea, convulsions,
paralysis and even death! It has
the ability to inject a neurotox-
in into an open wound that
results in an intense patn that
lasts for days. The Bahamas
being the watersports and dive
capital that itis now have the
possibility oT these tmdustries
having to adapt to a riskier
operation. This, of course, could
negatively impact the Bahamas’
number one industry, that is
tourism. Just one incident with
a tourist being injured or, heay
en forbid, fatally injured, will
be an incident that we will all
regret. This could spell the
beginning of the end for the
Bahamian tourist industry as we
know tt.

Another reason for concern
of what is being described, as
an invasive species ts the fact
that it is now competing with
Bahamian fishermen for some
of the prize catches of the
Bahamian seas. According to
the August 24, 2007 issue of
The Nassau Guardian, it was
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possibility of the vital lobster,
the pillar of the Bahamian fish-

ing industry as well. Both the
lobster and grouper are already
restricted because of the fear of
over fishing. This new competi-
tion will put further demands
on these already strained indus-
tries. .

Phe Lionfish has been an
attraction for many years. This
is due in part to its unique and
exotic appearance. Many per-
sons have had them as house-
hold pets in their home aquari-
ums. They are indigenous to the
South Pacific and the Indian
Ocean. Tt is possible that
because of their marketability
around the world could have
provided some explanation as
to why they are now being
found so far away from their
natural habitat. [tts also possi-
ble that either through igno-
rance or intentions, the Lion-
fish were introduced into the
Atlantic. Persons emptying an
aquarium tank may have sim-
ply thrown the Lionfish into the

sa

| was shocked in Harbour
Island just last week when I was
told that a dive shop had two
Lionfish in its aquarium. How
ever, when Larrived at the dive
shop. the Ltontish were
nowhere in sight.

| was intormed that a couple
of weeks earlier that they had
been released back into the
wild. | then requested them to
be more specilic as to what they
meant. Yes, they had been
released back into the sea!

\t the Grand Bahama Regat-
ta. I did get into a couple of
casual conversations about this
phenomenon called the Lion-
fish) But. tt wasn’t until a few
days later when I went to
Eleuthera when the extent of
the magnitude of the Lionfish
problem could be fully appre-
ciated. From Harbour [sland all
the way down to Wemys’s
Bight. concerned persons open-
ly expressed their concerns
about the flourishing of the
Lionfish. Fven in small settle
ments such as Savannah Sound,
I spoke with an individual who

_ claimed that they had recently

killed two lionfish at a reef
where the presence of other fish
was noticeably absent. Or,
Wemys’s Bight where an indi-
vidual was out looking for lob-
ster, but all he kept seeing

“were those damn Lionfish!”

Even off the world famous
Pink Sand’s Beach, the most
beautiful beach in the world,
snorkelers reported seeing a
number of Lionfish near the
shores as there are some areas
where the reefs come right up
to the shorcline.

A couple of days later I hap
pened to be in Nassau. Once
again and without my prompt-
ing, another individual brought
the subject up with regards to
the proliferation of the Lion-
fish. He also commented that
he now wears a full wet suit
when he goes spearfishing. The
purpose of the wet suit is not
protection from the cold, but
for protection from the Lion-
fish that he now frequently
encounters in the areas east of
Nassau and especially around
the Rose Island dive spots.

It is reasonable to predict that
surveys done in other areas of
the Bahamas will reveal the
alarming rate at which the Lion-
fish are multiplying.

This is a situation that must
be kept in check otherwise it
could be something that all
Bahamians live to regret. The
Ministry of Health needs to
establish a protocol and publi- .
cise it as to what needs to be
done should an individual be
the victim of a Lionfish sting.
Other suggestions to help con-
trol the Lionfish population
includes placing a bounty on
captured Lionfish. This will also
help to replace income that may
be lost by some fishermen due
to the proliferation of the Lion-
fish.

Some persons also feel that
there could be a market for the
Lionfish as a seafood delicacy in
some Asian countries. Howev-
er, what is unacceptable is the
widespread sale of the Lionfish
as pets. either locally or for
export.

The risk of careless or culpa-
ble individuals who may re-
introduce these demons back
into the marine eco-system
should be held criminally liable.
Like some other species of
marine life. for example those
on the endangered species list.
mere possession of Lionfish
should be made a criminal
offence. With the world’s third
largest coral reef eco-system
being in the Bahamas, the
potential devastation from this
culprit goes well beyond the
borders of the Bahamas!

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Republic of Cuba to the
Bahamas (centre), greets
Kenneth Russell, Minister of
Housing and National
Insurance, ata cocktail
reception hosted by the
ambassador on Monday at
the Nassau Palm Resort on
West Bay Street. At left is
Mrs Aymee Echevarria Aulet,
- wife of the ambassador.

ore immigrants
ound on Bimini

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
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dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - It appears
that the island of Bimini has
become a regular transit point
for human traffickers, as a sec-
ond group of suspected illegal
immigrants was discovered on
the island in three days.

According to reports, seven
Peruvians were apprehended at
North Bimini on Tuesday. ‘This
follows the capture and arrest of
17 suspected illegal Haitian
immigrants found hiding in bush-
es at South Bimini on Sunday.

James Rolle, assistant direc-
tor of immigration for northern
region, was unavailable for
comments.

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the Immigration Act.

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‘Tuesday, September It, Immi-
gration officers on mobile patrol
on North Bimini reported spot-
ting three persons on Radio
Beach acting suspiciously.

The men were questioned
and taken into custody.

Supt Rahming said further
investigation led officers to four
more Peruvians, who were
found inside a room at the
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According to information com-
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On Sunday, 17 Haitians were
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Turnquest calls for better
relations between RBDF
and residents of Inagua

MINISTER OF National Sec ciirity oiny Tanengnes| aiid his team ineet

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Inagua and the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force

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areargnmen: oF soveral Defence
roree office’ oh Connection
with the albescc beating of an
Inagua mai ‘lich thts
The matter is pending vctore
the courts.

On his frost official visit to
Inagua as muniste; Mr Purn-
quest pointed out that co-oper-
ation with all the country’s secu
rity agencies could have a sig
nificant impact on the fight
against human trafficking, con-
sidering the island's proximity
to Haiti.

“We-can save
thousands of doliars hv stem-
ming the flow of alien smugeling
closer to the source. tie said

“ATL DE am asking foi ts ch
support of the Coummanity in
working closely with our secu-
rity forces at Inagua.”

He revealed that in just one
week, the repatriation of illegal
immigrants on four flights from
New Providence to Haiti cost
the Bahamian people $100,000,

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man-Peter, permanent secre
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immigration; Defence
commander Commodore Clit
lord Scavella. and Police Super
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eet iecharge of Family Islands

Mi Turnquest said Inagua ts
poised to play an integral part in
the mission of the Defence
Force.

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Discussion
on artist to
be held at
gallery

AN artist who recorded
the Nassau landscape in
colourful “naive” paintings
will be discussed at the
National Art Gallery
tonight.

Writer P Anthony White
and psychiatrist Dr Brian
Humblestone will tell the Joe
Monks story from their own
personal memories.

Monks, whose work is in
the national collection and in
the hands of many private
collectors, used pencils,
crayons and paint to produce
striking images of the Nas-
sau scene.

However, his own story
was little known, so Mr
White and Dr Humblestone
— who both knew him well
— will offer insights into why
Joe Monks worked so obses-
sively to create local land-
scapes.

The roundtable discussion
begins at 7pm.

TWO of the highest ranking,

officers in the Royal Bahanias.

Police Force will address the
public on the surging level of
violent crime plaguing Bahama
an society.

Senior Assistant Commis
sioner Ellison Greenslade and
Assistant Commissioner Mar-
vin Dames will be speaking at
the highly-anticipated Halsbury
Chambers free legal clinic on
Saturday, September 22.

Beginning at | lam at Super-
Clubs Breezes, they will discuss
various aspects of crime includ-
ing prevention, protection and
assisting police.

They will also reveal trends
and statistics in their session,
“Taking back our nation: com-
batting crime”.

“We are truly pleased to
have two of the most respected
and decorated members of the
RBPF participating with us,”
said Donald Saunders, senior
associate at Halsbury Cham-
bers. “Tragically, tt seems that
on a daily basis there ts a mur-
der, robbery, drug bust, rape or
some other crime threatening
our society. With SACP
Greenslade and ACP Dames’
insight and experience we are



certain their segment will pique
the interest of many attendees.”
Mr Greenslade is the officer
in charge of crime information
technology and communications
for the Central Detective Unit,
the Police Computer Centre,
the Communication Branch, the
Drug Enforcement Unit, the
Vorensic Science Lab and the
Criminal Records Office.

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the Research and Planning Unit
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He has served as assistant

commissioner in charge of

crime, and as chief superinten-
dent of police.

Mr Dames was the officer-in-
charge of the Central Detective
Unit, the Drug Enforcement
Unit, the New Providence dis-
trict, air and sea port security,
the Western Division, the

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007, PAGE 7

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“There are too many dark-
tinted cars on the streets of New
Providence as crime in this
country worsens out-of-control.
When will there be a return to
applying the law to control this
unlawful practice?”

The call came after a young
woman was attacked after
“catching a ride” with a stranger.

The man drove her to an iso-
lated spot, then raped her with
the words: “I would leave you
here but now that you have
seen my face I have no choice



ings from security specialist Paul
‘Thompson.

He urged businesses and
home-owners not to keep sates
on their premises ‘unless
absolutely necessary.

He said safes were a lure for
criminals “because, once they
know you have one, they imag-

ine that you must have plenty of

money stored there.”

Mr Thompson also urged all
property owners to instal alarm
systems. ‘These, he said, helped
to bring down the crime rate by





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oe er, she spotted her attacker, — tant police commissioner, also young loiterers must be light of recent on-campus vio-
customer billing. who was lurking by a bus-stop — favours a return to the old stop searched and pened with — lence. 4
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announced that Valdez Russell Mr Russell comes back tothe — to promote internationalism bi
is returning from the world of | Bahamas after 13 years in the — and to create fruitful partner:
American academics to serve United States, the last six of — ships with institutions around
as the college’s international — which were spent as anemploy- the world, sid the college ina :
relations liaison. ee of Ohio State University in statement. “Fle was selected :
He will work out of the office — the office of university housing. © because of a demonstrated
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and students were given school
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The items, which were donat-
ed by customers, John Bull
Business Centre and Starbucks
partners, including everything
from books and pencils, geom-

etry sets, back packs and more.

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manager of Starbucks Mall at
Marathon, said: “It is always a
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continued commitment to the
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Primary early this year,” said
principal Angela Russell, who
was accompanied by vice-prin-
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LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



FROM page one

Supt Hulan Hanna, flanked by
Chief Supt Burkie Wright of the
Western Division and Assistant
Supt Walter Evans, stressed
that the home of Mr Christie
was “never a target” and added
that the leader of the oppost-

Three stabbed

and purposes, we are happy to
say that (the Christie tamily) is
safe,” he said. “This under-
scores the importance of the
fact that the (RBPE) has con
tinued to give coverage and pro
tection to Mr Christic’s rest-

Officer Hanna revealed there
was a reported history of “bad
blood” between the suspect and
the three vietinis. which esca-
lated into the viorent stabbing
on the ninth floor of the Shera
ton Hotel, which is currently
under renovation. Police said tt
was sill unclear exactly what
motivated the stabbing.

dent) occured on the Shera
ton Hroteb conssructon stl bie
Sard chi tie sb aero wats
under) shee Hivestigation. |
fle would not comment on
the specifics of the incident.
‘Vhree men are currently hos-
pitalized at Princess Margaret
Hospital due to the carly morn-
ing attack. Police stated that

his condition is fisted as “il?
A 30-year-old resident of Min-
nic Street received stab injuries
to the upper arm and his condi-
tion is listed as “serious”, police
said. A 21-year-old male resi-
dent of Ross Corner, listed in
stable condition, received
injuries to the right forearm
during the attack.

the while the incidents of crime
were “very low” in the western
areas, Conipared to other areas
ot New Providence, the RBPF
had a “particular interest” in
construction sites due to the
increased incidents of violence
on the sites.

The suspect is likely to be
atraigned in court later this

lion was not at home during the
time of the incident.

“AC no time was Mr Christie,
or the persons in his house,
under any threat of harm. ‘This
incident happened just inside
of the gate, and for all intents

dence, not withstanding that he
is no longer in public office. .. as
the prime minister.”

The Tribune made several
calls to Mr Christie’s office, but
he was not available for com-
ment up to press time.

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Guard Commander ‘guilty of neglect
FROM page one

been concluded. ;

Some Defence Force members complained that this treatment is
inappropriately harsh and that some officers had to endure living con-
ditions at the centre which were “almost as bad as those of the
detainees.”

The nine officers who were on duty on August 23 at the Carmichacl
Road Detention Centre were ordered to “stay put” for the inquiry into
the break-out and the consequent search,

While the officers left the centre during the day to carry out their
search, they were required to sleep on the Defence Force premises at
night,

During the search the officers had ample opportuntt
errands and make other necessary arrangements.

Five of the six escapees still remain at large.

Raysi Herrera Puente, Rene Medina Martinez, Barbaro Martinez
Valdes, Mariobel Consuegra Rodriguez and Edgar Cardet are those
who have not yet been found.

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Woman’s damages
FROM page one

tion that changed her life, she admits to feeling annoyed by the con-
tinuing delays. “This adds insult to injury, especially as the doctor
concerned must have malpractice insurance to cover such things,”
she said.

Ms Reilly, finance manager at Commonwealth Brewery, sued Dr
Philip Thompson, who was then chief surgeon at Princess Margaret
Hospital, after her surgery scars became infected because of neglect.

She twice won Supreme Court judgments against him, but then
had to wail three years for a court official to assess damages

Finally, in March this year, Ms Reilly’s plight was highlighted by
The Tribune's INSIGHT section, prompting an immediate response
from the courts.

However, Dr Thompson lodged an appeal against the amount.
Now Ms Reilly i is left waiting for a court date.

~They keep telling me to watch their website,” she said. “Well,
here we are in September and still there is no date for the hearing.
So, ten years after the operation, Iam still waiting for jusuce.”

Ms Reilly’s operation was carried out by Jamaican surgeon Dr
Leighton Logan. It went perfectly. But when Dr Logan returned
home, she was left in the care of Dr Thompson.

According to Ms Reilly, Dr Thompson went off to attend a con-
ference abroad, and left interns to dress her wounds. This was
done in the PMH burns unit. It was there, she believes, that she con-
tracted the infection that changed her life.

Yesterday, she told The Tribune: “After all this time. I think an
appeal date should be set so that I can move on. It is very annoying.”

Ms Reilly believes that corrective surgery in the United States will
cost at least $50,000.









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LOCAL NEWS



FROM page one

counter serious crime must be national in scope,
and must be centred in basic values, ideals and tra-
ditions on which our country is built.”

The assembly will bring together various stake
holders, including representatives from the church:
police; ministry of national security: judiciary; medias
and medical professionals. Phe participants will dis-
cuss issues related to crime, crime prevention and
crime fighting, with the purpose of creating an Out
come Document of action-orientated solutions and
suggestions for police, government officials and the
wider community to potentially rmplement

“The unacceptably high murder rate, together

with patterns and trends in other serious crime,
including crimes against persons and property, has
heightened anxiety, insecurity and fear of crime in
Bahamian citizens and residents alikes Mr Turn
quest said. “Unfortunately it has also put a negative
spotlight on our country internationally.”
* Minister Turnquest further remarked that the
Bahamas “must be seen as a law-abiding, safe and
secure country, or it stands to lose its share in these
markets (global tourism and financial services) ina
highly competitive global economy.”

Acknowledging that crime is nota political issue,
Mr Turnquest also questioned the role of wide1
social groups and institutions in contributing solu-
tions to the crime problem.

FROM page one

the Bank of the Bahamas,

E-mails

Ministry event

~The crime situation raises issues about how suc-
cessfully former inmates are being rehabilitated and
reintegrated tnto society, and whether the rate of
recidivism is too high,” he said. “It raises issues
about whether as a country and society, we are
doing all we can do to inculcate values and morals
into our children and youth, to make them stand
strong agaist external cultural influences. It also
raises Issues concerning the state of our families and
extended families.”

Mr Purnquest will rap up the two-day Assembly
with a commentary on the findings of the sessions
and the overall Outcome Document. And, the min-
ister noted that having the Assembly does not mean
that the government is seeking “to delegate any
part of its responsibility for fighting crime and crim-
inality.”

Rather, he continued, the approach the govern-'

ment ts taking acknowledges “that crime is not a
matter for the police alone,” and that all stakehold-
ers must participate in creating solutions.

The minister also took time yesterday to recognize
police efforts to combat crime, mentioning new
eftorts such as, the Neighbourhood Community
policing Programme, the launching of the Victim

Support Unit and the training of Reserve Police

Officers who serve on Family Islands.

achieved yet, so luckily in this
particular case we were able to
inform our clientele very quick-
ly,” she said.

explained that the fake site does
not have a bankbahamason-
line.com address but an
“accountsalert.bankbahamason-
line” one.

“It was recognised that this

was a ‘phishing’ attack, a method
used by online fraudsters to swin-
dle people out of their money and
over the years it has been tried
and tested and it has improved,
but perfection has not been

Ms Forbes said that the fake e-
mail letter addresses recipients as
“dear members” informing them
that during one of the bank’s reg-
ular automatic verification pro-
cedures a technical problem was

encountered, caused by the fact
that the information provided
during registration could not be
verified.

The e-mail states that because
of this technical problem the
accounts of customers have gen-
erated some errors and need to
be updated.

The letter then requires recip-
ients to follow all instructions giv-

ats e d en in the e-mail by logging into
. the fake web site.

Race ; “People can be deceived and

there have been reported cases
for Clarks and of this occurring at other institu-
Shoe Village Shoe Stores.

tions throughout the Bahamas.
Please fax your applications to

are trying to ensure that the pub-

326-0570

have the security mechanisms in
or mail to

place and we’ve informed our
customers and non-customers, we

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lic is aware that this is fraudu-
lent,” she said.

So far, Ms Forbes said, there
have been no reports of Bank of
Bahamas’ customers having fallen
for this e-mail trap.

The matter has been reported
to the appropriate authorities.

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FROM page one

entire years 2005 and 2006.

The 81 reported rapes this year has already sur-
passed the entire total for 2006 (72), and is virtually
equal to the total for 2005, which was 82. While, the
25 reported attempted rapes this year has already
surpassed the total for 2006 (23) and that for 2005
(23).

The number of cases of unlawful sexual inter-
course this year too seems poised to exceed the
totals for 2005 and 2006. In 2005, 189 cases were
reported with 208 cases being reported in 2006.
With 165 cases of unlawful sexual intercourse being
reported thus far this year, at this rate, some 248
cases would be the projected total for this catego-
ry of crime by the end of the year.

The increase in sex crimes this year coincides
with the report by the United Nations and World
Bank earlier this year, which revealed that three of
the top 10 rape rates in the world are in the
Caribbean; with the Bahamas said to have the

follows: housebreaking is down 4 per cent; shop-
breaking is up 7 per cent; stealing is unchanged;
stolen vehicles is down six per cent; burglary is up
34 per cent; and stealing from vehicles is up 58 per
cent. "

The overall increase in all property crimes is 5
per cent. ;

The crime of stealing from vehicles this year
(675) too already has surpassed the entire total
for 2006 (599) and is nearly past the 2005 total of
698.

The much discussed murder count of 54 for this
year is already past the 2005 total of 52, and is
poised to surpass the 60 from 2006.

The Bahamas with a population of around
320,000 is set to eclipse 80 murders this year, join-
ing the company of some of the most violent cities
in the US.

Preliminary data for 2006 from the Federal

Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reveals Birming-
ham, Alabama with a population of 233.577 people,
had 104 murders last year; Oakland, California

highest rate of reported incidents of sexual vio-
lence per 100,000 of population, per year. This has
led the Women’s Crisis Centre to hold a regional
conference later this month to address what can
mildly be described as a national crisis.

The surprising increases in crimes against prop-
erty are led by a 34 per cent increase in burglaries
and a 58 per cent increase in stealing from vehicles.

with a population of 398,834 people, had 104 mur-
ders; and Newark, New Jersey with a population of
280,877 had 105 murders.

The release of these local statistics reveal that the
fear of crime in the Bahamas is justified, and new
initiatives by police may only in part address a
wider national shift of the Bahamas becoming.a
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mi warnings were issued for much
of the Indian Ocean region,
according to Associated Press.

The 8.2-magnitude quake off
Sumatra badly damaged build-

ings along the coast and could be’

felt in at least four countries, with
tall buildings swaying as far as
1,200 miles away.

It was followed by a series of
powerful ‘aftershocks, the
strongest of which registered at
a magnitude of 6.6 and triggered
a second tsunami alert for
Indonesia, the meteorological
agency reported.

At least seven people were
killed in three Sumatran towns,
Social Affairs Department offi-
cial Felix Valentino told the news
portal detik.com. Phone lines and
electricity also were cut. Most of
the damage appeared to be from
the quake.

A wave of up to 9 feet was
reported to have struck the city of
Padang about 20 minutes after
the initial quake, said Suhardjono,
an official with Indonesia’s mete-
orological agency, who goes by
only one name.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning
Center also reported that a small
tsunami hit Padang.

Several buildings in Padang
were damaged and at least one
car showroom collapsed, accord-
ing to the news Web site
detik.com, which said people
were searching to see if anyone
was inside. It did not say whether
the quake or wave caused the
damage. Suhardjono said com-
munication with the area was dif-
ficult.

At least one person was killed
and dozens injured in Bengkulu,
the town closest to the epicenter,
local government official Sala-
mun Harius told El Shinta radio.

Residents in Bengkulu, where
at least one building was demol-
ished, said the quake triggered
panic and that people ran inland.

“Everyone is running out of
their houses in every direction,”
said Wati Said, who spoke by cell
phone standing outside her house.
“We think our neighborhood is
high enough. God willing, if the
water comes, it will not touch us
here.”

“Communication is cut, we
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The quake could be felt in the
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miles away, where office work-
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of tall, swaying buildings. It also
caused tall buildings to sway in
neighboring Malaysia, Singapore

_ and Thailand.

The undersea quake hit at
about 6:10 p.m. (7:10 am. EDT),
the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was centered 80 miles south-
west of Sumatra island at a depth
of 18.6 miles.

“Earthquakes of this size have
the potential to generate a wide-
spread destructive tsunami that
can affect coastlines across the
entire Indian Ocean Basin,” the
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
said, warning that waves could
hit Indonesia and Australia with-
in an hour, and Sri Lanka and
India within three hours.

It lifted the alert for Indonesia
about two hours later, saying
there was no longer a potential
for a destructive wave.

An official with Thailand’s
National Disaster Warning Cen-
ter, Passakorn Khanthasap, said it
had sent cell phone text messages
alerting hundreds of officials in
six southern provinces.

In India, officials said nothing
was felt in the remote Andaman
and Nicobar islands, some of
which are just 150 miles north of
Sumatra.

The Indian government issued
a tsunami alert for the islands,
and officials were telling local
authorities to take precautions,
said Dharam Pal, the regional
relief commissioner.

In Australia, the tsunami warn-
ing was lifted after only small ris-
es in the sea level were measured
at Cocos Island and the Christ-

mas Islands. But officials warned

residents to stay away from the.
ocean, warning that dangerous
waves and currents could still
affect beaches, harbors and rivers
for several hours.

Indonesia, the world’s largest
archipelago, is prone to. seismic
upheaval due to its location on
the so-called Pacific “Ring of
Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault
lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

In December 2004, a massive
earthquake struck off Sumatra
island and triggered a tsunami
that killed more than 230,000
people in a dozen countries,
including 160,000 people in
Indonesia’s westernmost province
of Aceh.

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three provinces but could spread south, a Health Ministry official said
Wednesday, according to Associated Press.

Since the disease broke out in mid-August, 10 people have died and
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the Health Ministry’s inspector general.

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cholera, said Sherko Abdullah, the head of the regional health ministry
department. Nine of the 10 deaths have been in the city, he said.

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Tamim.

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JAPANESE PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a meeting room after announcing his resignation at a
nationally televised press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. Abe said he would resign, end-
ing a year-old government that has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.

Move comes after

JAPANESE Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe announced
Wednesday he will resign, end-
ing a troubled year-old gov-
ernment that has suffered a
string of damaging scandals
and a humiliating electoral
defeat, according to Associated
Press.

Abe said he was quitting to
pave the way for ruling and
opposition parties to work
together to approve the exten-
sion of Tokyo’s naval mission
in support of the U.S.-led oper-
ation in Afghanistan.

“In the present situation it
is difficult to push ahead with
effective policies that win the
support and trust of the pub-
lic,’ Abe said in a nationally
televised news conference. “I
have decided that we need a
change in this situation.”

Abe, a nationalist whose
support rating has plunged to
30 percent, also cited the ruling
party’s defeat in July 29 elec-
tions, in which the opposition
took control of the upper
house of Parliament.

The prime minister said he
had instructed ruling party
leaders to immediately search
for a replacement, but he did
not announce a date for his
departure from office. His for-
mer foreign minister, Taro
Aso, is considered a front-run-
ner to replace him, though Aso
said it was too soon for him to
comment.

The ruling Liberal Democ-
ratic Party announced it would
use a streamlined election
process to choose a successor.
Kyodo News agency reported
the party planned an election
for LDP. president next
Wednesday.

The party leader is guaran-
teed election as prime minister
because of the LDP’s control
of the powerful lower house
of Parliament.

The sudden resignation
came less than a month after
Abe reshuffled his Cabinet in a
bid to recover public support.
He had been adamant that he
would not step down to take
responsibility for the LDP
electoral defeat.

Abe announced his depar-
ture just as the government
faced a battle in Parliament
over whether to extend the
country’s refueling mission in
the Indian Ocean. Just days
earlier, he said he would quit if
he failed to win parliamentary
passage of legislation extend-
ing the mission.

On Wednesday, Abe sug-







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electoral defeat





gested that his departure could
aid bipartisan passage of the
bill.

“I have pondered how Japan
should continue its fight
against terrorism,” Abe said
Wednesday. “I now believe we
need change. So Japan must
continue its fight against ter-
rorism under a new prime min-
ister.”

The United States has
turned up the pressure on
Japan to extend the mission.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Schieffer met with Cabinet
officials, including Foreign
Minister Nobutaka Machimu-
ra, earlier Wednesday to make
Washington’s case for exten-
sion.

The plenary session of the
lower house was to be delayed
until at least Friday, and the
opposition criticized Abe for
quitting just as the session was
to heat up.

“I’ve been a politician for
nearly 40 years, but I think this
is the first time that a prime
minister has remained in office
after the ruling party lost a
majority ... and expressed his
resignation right before par-
liamentary questioning,” said
Ichiro Ozawa, leader of the
opposition Democratic Party
of Japan. °

Ambitious

Abe, at 52 Japan’s youngest
postwar prime minister, came
into office a year ago with
ambitious plans: to repair
frayed relations with Asian
neighbors, revise the 1947 paci-
fist constitution, and bolster
Japan’s role in international
diplomatic and military affairs.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry
statement praised Abe for pre-
siding over a “clear improve-
ment” in relations that nose-
dived under Abe’s predeces-
sor, Junichiro Koizumi, and
called for continued closer ties.
South Korea was similarly pos-
itive.

In Washington, Gordon
Johnroe, spokesman for the
White House’s National Secu-
rity Council, said: “ President
Bush and Prime Minister Abe
have had a good working rela-
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allies, and we look forward to
working with the new govern-
ment as it’s formed.”

Abe, whose grandfather was
premier and whose father was
a foreign minister, initially met
with success in fence-mending
trips last autumn to China and
South Korea.

He also passed laws bolster-
ing patriotic education and
upgrading the Defense
Agency to a full ministry for
the first time since World War
I.

But a string of scandals start-
ing late last year quickly erod-
ed his support. Four Cabinet
ministers have been forced to
resign over the past nine
months, and one — his first
agriculture minister — com-
mitted suicide over a money
scandal.

Abe’s government also has
been fiercely criticized over
some 50 million missing pen-
sion records.

Support for the political blue
blood was also damaged by his
concentration on ideological
issues — such as patriotism
and constitutional reform —
at a time when many Japanese
are concerned over the widen-
ing gap between rich and poor
and other bread-and-butter
worries.

In such a weakened state,

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wouldn’t have the clout to win
passage of the Afghan mission,
said Eiken Itagaki, a political
analyst and writer.

“He has run out of political
capital,” Itagaki said. “So he
bolted, in the hope that a more
experienced successor can save
the mission, and sort out the
mess.”

It also was a sharp reversal
of fortunes for the ruling party,
which has controlled Japan
almost uninterruptedly since it
was formed in 1955.

Abe succeeded the wildly
popular Koizumi, who led the
LDP to a landslide victory in
elections for the powerful low-
er house in 2005.

Though Aso is considered a
front-runner to succeed Abe, it
is not clear whether he has the
political clout and popular sup-
port to stop the LDP’s slide in
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS —

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GREAT apes have rich
emotional lives and share
strong family bonds. They
laugh when they are tickled,
cry when they grieve. They can
make and use tools. They
think about their past and plan
for their future, according to
Associated Press.

But many won't have a
future to plan for, conserva-
tionists say. ,

The Western Gorilla — the
most common gorilla in the
world — is now "critically
endangered," just one step
away from global extinction,
according to the 2007 Red List
of Threatened Species

released Wednesday by the
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hunting, civil unrest and habi-
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tations are compounding the
problem, said the Swiss-based
group, known by its acronym,
IUCN.

"Great apes are our closest
living relatives and very special
creatures," Russ Mittermeier,
head of IUCN's Primate Spe-
cialist Group, told The Asso-
ciated Press. "We could fit all
the remaining great apes in the
world into two or three large
football stadiums. There just
aren't very many left."

The list revealed that the
Gharial Crocodile and the
Redheaded Vulture also are
fighting for a future. The
Yangtze River Dolphin's whis-
tle may have already been
silenced.

In all, 16,306 species are




threatened with extinction, 188
more than last year, IUCN
said. One in four mammals is
in jeopardy, as is one in eight
birds, a third of all amphibians
and 70 percent of the plants
that have been studied.

"Life on Earth is disappear-
ing fast and will continue to
do so unless urgent action is
taken," the IUCN warned.

The Western Gorilla's main
subspecies — the Western Low-
land Gorilla — has been deci-
mated by the Ebola virus,
which has wiped out about a
third of the gorillas found in
protected areas over the last
15 years.

"In the last 10 years, Ebola
is the single largest killer of
apes. Poaching is a close sec-
ond," said Peter Walsh, a
member of IUCN's Primate
Specialist Group, told the AP.

"Ebola is knocking down
populations to a level where
they won't bounce back. The
rate of decline is dizzying," he
said. "If it continues, we'll lose
them in 10-12 years."

Christina Ellis, coordinator
of the African Great Apes
program for the World Wide
Fund for Nature, concurred.

"Up to 90 percent of popu-
lations in northern (Republic
of) Congo and south east
Cameroon died with the last
few outbreaks," she told AP.

Female gorillas only start
reproducing at the age of 9 or
10 and only have one baby
about every five years. Walsh

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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, by the World Conservation Union revealed that the Western Gorilla and the
Gharial Crocodile are fighting for their future.

decades to bounce back.
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sions or ripped apart by boat
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reduced its habitat to just 2
percent of its former range.

The woolly stalked begonia
is the only species declared |
extinct this year. Extensive
searches have failed to uncov-
er any specimens ofthe
Malaysian herb;in ‘the last cén-
tury, IUCN said.

Only one species moved to a
lesser category of threat. One
of the world's rarest parrots
15 years ago, the Mauritius
Echo Parakeet, eased back
from “critically endangered"
to "endangered" as a result of
close monitoring of its nesting
sites and supplementary feed-
ing combined with a captive
breeding and release program.

The IUCN says 785 species
have disappeared over the last
500 years. A further 65 are
found only in artificial settings,
like zoos.

The Red List, produced by a
worldwide network of thou-
sands of experts, includes some
41,000 species and subspecies
around the globe.

The total number of species
is unknown but is widely esti-
mated at 15 million. Only
about 1.75 million have been
documented. Many will be
extinct even before they are
discovered. : .

"If we continue to destroy
the natural world, we are
undermining the very systems
upon which we ourselves
depend for survival," Mitter-
meier said.

"We would likely survive
the extinction of the great
apes, but they are symbolic of
our general mismanagement
of the natural environment,
which is now coming to a head
with the climate crisis, water
shortages in many parts of the
world (and) increased vulner-
ability to natural disasters."

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@ BENING

BEIJING showed off its
new multibillion-dollar airport
terminal Wednesday — a mam-
moth glass and steel structure
with a gracefully sloping roof
that the owners said is meant
to impress visitors to China's
capital for the 2008 Olympics,
according to Associated Press.

Terminal 3 at the Beijing
Capital International Airport
is a centerpiece project for the
Olympics designed to relieve
the overloaded airport's other
two terminals and accommo-
date the city's torrid growth
for the next seven years, exec-
utives with the airport's state-
run holding company said at a
tour for foreign media.

The terminal, which is

scheduled to open for testing —

in February and full operation
in July, is outfitted with a
state-of-the-art baggage han-
dling system, a rail terminal
to carry passengers into the
city and gates and a runway
capable of handling Airbus'
-huge A380 superjumbo.

Building

The terminal buiiding alone

cost 21 billion yuan (US$2.8
billion), and 35 billion yuan
(US$4.6 billion) with all the
related infrastructure added
in, the executives said.

The terminal is an “impor-
tant non-competition venue"
for the Aug. 8-24, 2008,
Olympics, said Zhang
Zhizhong, general manager of
Capital Airport Holding Co.
He said it is intended to "give
an excellent impression when
visitors arrive at the airport."

A huge undertaking, the
new terminal, its runway and
most of the related infrastruc-
ture will have been built on a
compressed timetable of four
years.

“Construction involved relo-

cating 10,000 people, 50,000
people worked on the site at
any one time, 500,000 tons of
steel were used, and a plane is
expected to take off or land
about once every 30 seconds,
according to statistics provid-
ed by the city government and
the holding company.

"The scale was our biggest
problem," said Yuan Xue-
gong, deputy head for the
expansion project's head-
quarters.

Designed by British archi-
tect Norman Foster, the build-
ing attempts to combine tra-
ditional architectural elements
with up-to-date technology.
Its red columns and muted
gold roof are meant to evoke
Beijing's imperial palaces and
temples while the US$250 mil-
lion baggage system, made by
German engineering giant
Siemens AG's China sub-
sidiary, can handle 19,000
pieces of luggage an hour, the
executives said.

Beijing desperately needs a
new airport, with the double-
digit economic growth of
recent years outstripping city
planners' original projections
and stressing the capital's
infrastructure. The capital air-
port's second terminal, which
opened eight years ago, quick-
ly reached its limits, and long
lines for check-in and flight
delays are common.

"If you fly in and out of
Terminal 2, you know what a
headache that is," said Jeff
Martin, a Florida resident and
project manager for Siemens'
baggage handling system.
"There should not be that
problem here because they've
done a lot of studies on pas-
senger flows."

Passengers using the current
airport have increased more
than 20 percent annually, to
48.6 million last year, from
21.7 million in 2000, and the
airport has risen from being
the world's 42nd to 9th busiest

Beijing shows off new, expensive
airport terminal for the Olympics

by passenger numbers,
according to the holding com-
pany.

When the new terminal is
fully operational, the airport
will be able to handle 62 mil-
lion passengers, a limit the
holding company expects to
reach in 2015.

In the meantime, with Bei-
jing's growth spurt to expect-
ed to continue well beyond
the Olympics, the holding
company is looking for space
to add another runway and
terminal to the airport, and
the city government has set
up a committee to find a site
for a second airport.

Glitches

Construction of the new ter-
minal has not been without its
glitches. Foster, the architect,
fought with Beijing city lead-
ers over colors for the roof —a
muted gold versus a brighter
hue. The 16-kilometer (10-

mile) light rail system from

the terminal to the city began
construction late and will not
be ready for testing until July,
shortly before the games, said
Chen Guoxing, the company's
vice general manager.

Villagers forced out of their
homes complained about
inadequate compensation. In
one instance, villagers hired
buses to ride to the city cen-
ter, 20 kilometers (12 miles)
away, to protest only to be
stopped by police at a subur-
ban intersection and forcibly
removed.

Zhang, the general manag-
er, said that all those relocat-
ed were adequately compen-
sated and said there had been
no appeals to government
authorities for compensation.

"The government has done
a good job taking care of the
villagers' employment, lives
and children's schooling," he
said.

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the Controller of Road Traffic hereby gives notice of his intention to

grant

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Scheduled(School Bus) Franchises.

Cars/Scooters

and _ privately

In this regard, the Department is presently accepting
applications for reviewing of the same.

All Application Forms MUST be accompanied with the
following documents:

PRIVATE SCHEDULE (SCHOOL BUS)

A completed School Bus Form
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institution

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First four (4) pages of a valid Passport
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A WOMAN wearing a safety helmet looks on at the new terminal of Beijing's Capital International Airport,
Wednesday Sept. 12, 2007, in Beijing, China. Beijing showed off its new multibillion-dollar airport terminal
Tuesday, a mammoth structure of glass and steel with a gracefully sloping roof that the owners said
Wednesday is meant to impress visitors to China's capital of the 2008 Olympics.




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Applications are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the post of
meet Officer in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture.

Subject Areas

Education

il Primary Level — Performing Arts

iil) Primary Level -- Curriculum Generalist (ABACO / GRAND
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iv) Family & Consumer Sciences - High School
v) High School Mathematics

vi) Business Studies — High School

vil) Preschool

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institutions;

e A minimum of seven (7) years teaching experience, two (2) of which must be at
the .evel of Administrator, Head of Department, Grade Level Head or Team
Leader;

and

e Curriculum/Examinations Development experience at the District/National Level.
The successful candidate will:

e Have initiated and co-ordinate activities in curriculum development, assessment
procedures and materials production in the specific discipline/subject area;

e Possess evidence of leadership ability;
e Possess excellent organizational, inter-personal and communication skills;

e Be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which
promote professional and academic development of teachers;

e Be capable of making a substantial contribution to the continued operation and
growth of the education system;
, and

e Be able to demonstrate high standards of professional conduct

Specific duties of the posts include:

e Designing, developing and implementing instructional programmes and resource
materials to improve the quality of education in the subject area;

e Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of instructional programmes and
teacher performance;

e Liaising with tertiary institutions, other technical officers, Government and non -
Government Agencies on school-related matters and professional development
activities;

e Giving professional advice and guidance on education projects, programmes and
initiatives;
e Keeping informed regarding current research in the field of education;

e Organizing and facilitating upgrading and retraining programmes for teachers;
and

e Facilitating procurement and distribution of tuition supplies.
The salary of the post is in Scale SED6 $35,400.00 x 700 - $41,000.00 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Interested persons
may obtain application forms from the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture,
Thompson Boulevard or the Department of Public Service, Poinciana Hill Complex,
Meeting and Augusta Streets. They must be returned complete with original
qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, no later
than 21 September, 2007.

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THE JUNKANOO CORPORATION NEW PROVIDENCE LIMITED
. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE

Application
for

Prospective Judges

Applicant must be 2lyrs or over

OFFICAL USE ONLY

JUDGE NUMBER

THE 2007 / 2008 JUNKANOO SEASON

Please PRINT LEGIBLY all information in the spaces provided below and answer all questions and provide documentation including a
passport photo as requested or application may be subject to outright rejection

All information given by applicants will be subject to follow up background investigations and checks.

A. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name (Ms./Mr./Mrs.) __
SURNAME FIRST MIDDLE Alias





Maiden name aliases nick names





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Date of Birth _ Country of Birth Age
DD/ MM/ YY
P. O. Box Sex Nationality
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Employer's Address
Email:



B. GENERAL & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Have you resided in the Bahamas for more than five years? (If NO please state previous residence)
Have you ever judged a Junkanoo Parade? (If YES please give year(s) of parade)

a. Do you currently participate/rush with any Junkanoo group? __ If yes, name Group

b. Have you participated/rushed with any Junkanoo Group before If yes, name group



c. Are you an avid supporter of any Junkanoo Group? __ If yes, name group



d. Do you have any relatives and/or close friends who participate with any Junkanoo Group?



If yes name persons and group(s)
e. Do you presently have any personal affiliation wi th ANY Junkanoo Group? (If YES please name the Group

f. Do you have any religious reason that may prevent you from judging a parade? (If YES please explain)



g. Do you work on Boxing Day and/or New Years? (If YES please state which)

h. Why do you wisn to be a judge?







Have you ever participated in any Junkanoo parade(s) before? (If YES please give the year and name of the group)

Explain how “integrity” relates to a judge and the parade ‘_- :





C. Given the above, are you confident that you are able to Judge a parade fairly and in an unbiased manner, based solely on your training and the presentation and performance of the groups during
the parades? _Yes__or_No

Do you see Judging of Junkanoo Parades as a National contribution and civic duty? Yes or No

Do you know of any reason that would disqualify you for being allowed to Judge any parade? Yes or No



D. MEDICAL INFORMATION
Please note this section is for insurance and medical emergency purpose ONLY

Do you have any medical condition(s) that might prevent you from judging? (EG: asthma, heart condition, diabetes, hypertension, optical, hearing, etc.) If YES please explain and list any medication

that you take for that condition. _











Are you allergic to any specific medicine? (If yes please list)



| understand that | may be liable to take a medical examination to determine my abilities in areas related to my ability to judge the parade and agree to the same.

Emergency Contact (LIST 2 PERSONS TO CONTACT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY)





1. Name Relationship

Telephone __(W) (H) CC)

2. Name Relationship

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Declaration

1, declare that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I further agree that I am of sound mind and body and pledge to be sober during the parade and to abide by all of

the rules, regulations and assignments set forth by JCNP or its assigns. I further understand and accept the full responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the information that I have herein

provided, and accept full and complete responsibility for the same. If any of the information is found to be false and or misleading, either prior during or after a parade that I have Judged, I
render my self incapable of judging again in the future, and agree to stand liable for any such act, and that any and all scores tendered by me will be discarded.

APPLICANT SIGANTURE DATE



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32 Creditor's possible executive 27
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a Areas 12, F-lame 13, R-ever-ie 15, Din 17, I-ran 18,

4 Slu-l-ce 19, Fence 20, Lovaly 22, Safe 24, Su-E 25,
Sli-the-r 26, Stole 27, V-i-deo 28, A-war-e 29, Eusta-ce
30, A-gen-t 31, Edith
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4 Tramp-le 7, RA-RE 8, Tra-Gl-c 12, File-Y 13, Rills 14,
Valve 15, D-l-nah 16, Never 18, Scale 19, Flat out 21,

Ace

| CRYPTIC PUZZLE

DOWN

ACROSS: 1, Cove-R 6, T-Ruth 9, Leo-Nora 10, F-I-red 11,

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meeting (4)

Wounded bats going up to bed (7)
To put another way, find the sum (3,2)
Cooked for a large number when
under fire, perhaps (5)

Willing to play (4)

Allowed some little time (3)

A loaf of bread that takes some
eating (3)

An American saloon (5)

A mistake by the filletter? (5)

He's relatively like Remus (5)
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The more positive side of Alfred
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Poet who needed a room without a \
leaky roof (6)
Out-of-the-way ideas (5)

Cornish town you can tour around

with a redhead (5)

Antonio's heart is heavy (3)

Get out and walk (4)

EASY PUZZLE



Yesterday's easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, Strip 6, Coast 9, Nuclear 10, Trust 11, Pecan
12, Costs 13, Entreat 15, Leg 17, Neat 18, Divine 19,
Heron 20, Carpet 22, Dear 24, Try 25, Remorse 26, Sneer
27, Radio 28, Timid 29, Dutiful 30, Cedes

31, Beret

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Ores 8, Stamen 12, Cadet 13, Enact 14, Tarry 15,

Liver 16, Genre 18, Dover 19, Heinous 21,

Arcane 22, Docile 23, Aspire 25, Remit 26, Side

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the contract unless he could get some
assistance from the defense. So he
played low from dummy and, after
East produced the nine, won the trick
with the ace! This was the first step
in a campaign to bamboozle the
opposition.

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first or second lead of the suit. He
then played the ten of spades.

West grabbed the king and, under
the impression that his parter had
the club suit stopped, returned a low
spade to dummy’s queen to establish
his suit. Declarer thereupon grate-
fully discarded his queen of clubs
and so made three notrump.

Of course, South was lucky to find

the clubs divided 2-2 so that the
chances of carrying off the ruse were
increased, and he was equally fortu-
nate to have encountered a gullible
West.
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to the cards his partner played
instead of what declarer was doing,
he might not have fallen prey to
South’s scheme. East had played the
7-4 of clubs, in that order, as the A-K
were cashed, indicating a doubleton
in dummy’s long suit.

By interpreting East’s plays cor-
rectly, West would have been able to
work out what South was’up to and
would no doubt have found the
answer. A heart return, after winning
the king of spades, would have left
declarer without recourse, and he
would have gone down.at least two
tricks.

The outcome points up once again
the importance of signals that help
the defenders overcome the natural
advantage declarer has over the
defense.

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make from the letters shown here?In making a word,
each Ietter may be used once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must be al least one nine-
letter word. No plurals or verb forms ending in “s", no
words with initial capitals and no words with a hyphen
or apostrophe permitted. The first word ofa phrase is
permitted (e.g, inkjet in inkjet printer).

TODAY'S TARGET

Good 13: very good 19; excellent 25 {or more).

Solution tomorrow.

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION

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9 Devour (3)
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title candidates match. Sports
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ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

You shake things up at work this
week, Aries, and it ruffles a few
feathers. Moving forward, you may
want to keep a low profile and just
get your work done.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
You will receive great news from
someone you haven’t spoken to ina
while, Taurus. Don’t wait around
for it to arrive, however — be
active and it will surprise you.

GEMINI —- May 22/Jun 21

A big announcement is made by
someone close to you, Gemini. The
news is surprising and exciting. You
will be benefitted by what this per-
son has to say.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Don’t msh a big decision you need
to make this week, Cancer. You
won’t be satisfied with the results if
you do. However, just remember to
trust your instincts.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Stop worrying about the things
you have no.control over, Leo.
Focus on the things you do, like
your finances or your relationships
with others.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

A move is coming your way but you
are not sure if you are financially
capable of pulling it off. The stars
point to a very strong factor in all
areas of money, so go for it.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Don’t be so quick to believe every-
thing you hear this week, Libra.
Otherwise you could get upset unnec-
essarily. Take things in stride because
you’re doing well all around.

SCORPIO -— Oct 24/Nov 22

‘It may seem like your emotions are

all over the place in the next few
days, but it’s only a temporary situa-
tion, Scorpio. Everything evens out
‘by Friday.

SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
Keep two steps ahead of everyone
around you at work, Sagittarius. You
certainly don’t want to be left behind,
especially since this is a crutial time
for performance reviews.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

[A lot is on your plate, so it doesn’t

need to be added to, Capricom. Ask
others you trust if they can take on
some of your responsibilities to help
you out for while.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
That goal you’ve been aiming for
finally comes to fruition, Aquarius.
Enjoy the success and every moment
of the satisfaction it brings. Others
share your joy as well.

PISCES -— Feb 19/Mar 20

A family member is in need of assis-
tance and looks to you for some guid-
ing words of wisdom. Feel honored to
have been given the responsibility.

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create ‘billions’ in added value

* Fleming confirms offer made, with Hayward trusts agreeing to sell and meeting with St George estate set
. Financial services, medical services and education seen as potential Freeport economic growth areas
* ‘The people of eee have waited long enough’

> BBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

leading global

financial insti-

tution. and

asset manager

yesterday ‘con-

. firmed to The Tribune it had
made an offer to acquire the
entire Share capital of the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Ministry of Tourism

yesterday launched a new
- domestic ad campaign - “My
- Bahamas, Let’s Make It Better

- Again” - designed to highlight
to Bahamians the role they.
play in the development of the
country’s number one indus-
try.

At the official bie: held at
the British Colonial Hotel,
Tourism Minister Neko Grant
said the ministry revamped the
current ‘My Bahamas’ cam-
paign in an effort to create
greater awareness of tourism
issues and, more importantly,
‘healthy modifications in behav-

“iour where necessary.
Mr C
~ number of issues that need to

be addressed domestically to
improve the quality of service
offered by Bahamians.
_ - These include: the impor-
tance of always rendering pro-
_ fessional service to visitors and
residents alike, the need to
make more entertainment
nightlife and attractions avail-
able to guests, the many
- tourism-linked business oppor-
tunities that have yet to be ful-
ly exploited and the conse-
quences of allowing safety to
be compromised along with
- the cleanliness of the island.
“These are the types of
issues that we have accannee

- Ministry launches new
domestic ad campaign

Ltd, pledging that their vision
‘for Freeport would create “bil-
lions of dollars” in added value
for the city through a partner-
ship approach with its
licencees, people and the Gov-
ernment.

Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune

yesterday in an exclusive inter-

view that his group wanted to
leave behind the ‘historical

Neko Grant



and addressed in. brief
announcements that give solu-
tions to the problems and, in
many instances, also warn of
the consequences if we do
nothing to solve these prob-
lems,” he explained.

The campaign will take a
multi-media format with
Bahamians showcasing how
they “Make it in Tourism” in
television, radio and print
adverts.

Partnerships have been
formed with the Department
of Environmental Health and
the Humane Society to address
the cleanliness of the island
and also the stray dog prob-
lem.

“Another important educa-
tional tool on the environment

SEE page 4

Bahamas ' can do even better’
on economic freedoms

an By NEIL HARTNELL
- Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been
ranked as the 44th most eco-
nomically free nation in the

world by an annual survey, -

althou ‘h one Nassau-based

economic think-tank said yes- .
terday that this nation “should -

do even better” as its relative
standing has “progressively
declined since 1980”.

‘The Nassau Institute said:
“Even though in absolute
terms its scores have improved,
- the Bahamas’ relative stand-
ing among countries included
in the data has progressively
declined since 1980. Although
it remains in the, top third, a
long-standing democracy like
the Bahamas should do better.

“Greater economic freedom
will benefit all its citizens. We
should all be vigilant in seeking
- toensure that our elected rep-
resentatives and others in posi-
tions of influence do all in their

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Nation ranked
44th in world

power to increase it.”
The Economic Freedom of

- the World’s 2007 annual report

gave the Bahamas an overall
rating of 7.1 out of 10 for 2005.
The Bahamas scored a ‘per-
fect 10’ when it came to having
no income tax, legal system
integrity, interest rate controls
and ownership of commercial
banks.

_ Not surprisingly, the areas
where it fell down were for
having price controls, where
this nation scored just four out
of 10p; foreign exchange con-
trols, where it scored 1,5. out
of 10; zero, for there being no
freedom to own foreign cur-
rency; and 2.4 out of 10 for’the
size of its international trade
sector; and 2.7 out of 10 for
taxes as a percentage of
exports and imports.



baggage’ now burdening
Freeport, targeting financial

‘services, medical services and

the latter’s links into educa-
tion and research as industries
to drive the city’s economic
future.

Geoffrey Richards, a direc-
tor of Fleming Family & Part-
ners, a wealth management
firm for the world’s wealthiest
families, said Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s family trusts had signed

an agreement to sell their
shares in Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation
(IDC), the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd holding firm, to a
Fleming subsidiary.

He added that the potential
buyers were also set to meet
with representatives of the late
Edward St George’s estate
shortly to discuss the same
offer.

“We have an agreement

| with the Hayward family trusts

to acquire their share capital,
and we are meeting with rep-

resentatives of the St George.
estate to discuss the same pro-.

posal,” Mr Richards con-
firmed.

Mr Fleming explained. that
the group had first become
interested in Freeport and
Grand Bahama in 1993,

‘through Sir Jack and Mr St
- George, who had pppresehed

$1/2m invested in hese months

them to see if Fleming Bank
would set up operations there.
Yet the interest remained.
“There is a shortage now of
offshore financial centres, a
contraction of offshore finan-
cial centres,” Mr Fleming
explained. “The fact that this is
a ‘green field’ area island to
bring in blue-chip financial

SEE PORT, page 14



by John S George’s new owner

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

JOHN S George’s new owner yester-
day told The Tribune he had invested
$500,000 in upgrading three store sites
since he-acquired the retail chain in July,
and was moving to segment its product
offering by setting up separate John S
George and ACE Hardware outlets at
Independence Drive and Lyford Cay.

Andrew Wilson, the retail entrepreneur

* Retail chain moves to segment product categories by creating

who also owns the Quality Business Cen-
tre (QBC) chain and a host of other

Bahamian retail formats, said he had
moved to establish separate John S
George and ACE Hardware stores at the
Lyford Cay Shopping Centre and Inde-

pendence Shopping Centre.

At Lyford Cay, the existing John S
George store was close to being fully con-
verted into an ACE Hardware outlet,
while the John S George format is being .

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relocated to another part of the same ~
shopping centre formally occupies by
Chamber House & Garden. ;

Mr Wilson added that a Radio Shick
outlet, for which he holds the Bahamas
franchise, was also set to open in the
Lyford Cay Shopping centre, the formal
opening date for all three stores being

separate JSG and ACE stores at Lyford Cay, Independence Drive
* JSG Wholesale moves to Independence, after Palmdale
warehouse sold to D’Albenas
* Lyford Cay, Palmdale upgrades completed by October 15,
with Independence opening end of September
-* Chain looking to hire 20 more sa

“All of that we have scheduled for Octo-
ber 15,” Mr Wilson confirmed. “Every-
thing will be completed well in time for the
holiday season.

“In both the Independence Shopping
Centre and the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-

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Resort must

‘recapitalise

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

onstruction on the
Chub Cay Club in
the Berry Islands
has slowed down as
the developers of the $250 mil-

lion resort scramble to re-cap-

italise the project following the
real estate downturn in Flori-
da.

Walt McCory, one of the
project’s developers, told Tri-
bune Business that they had
put in place very extensive
infrastructure on the island
which cost them more than $16
million. This included an

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underground utility plant, five
large generators and a large
waste water plant.

He explained that those
improvements cut heavily into
their cash flow.

“We were relying on the
proceeds from each real estate
sale to-go towards the project
construction, but since real
estate sales have slowed down,
we have had to pay out of
pocket for things and unfortu-
nately we do not have bottom-
less pockets.”

Mr McCory said that,
because of the financial con-
cerns, the company elected to
slow construction down, but
stressed that there is no plan to
pull out or downsize their
plans.

“We are in the midst of
recapitalising. We are hopeful
that this can be completed
within 60 days, at which time
we expect to pick up the pace
of construction again.”

Mr McCory admitted that
the developers are slightly
behind in their payments for
the contractors on the island.

“We’ve paid over $10 mil-
lion for the work that has been
done already, but we have fall-
en a bit behind. But we are
working to catch up.”

Mr McCory said they have
been open and upfront with all
of their contractors about the
situation and have asked for
their understanding.

“But we have nothing to
hide, and we are answering all
of their concerns and keeping
them informed,” he said.

Mr McCory also stressed
that the developers had seen
a seamless transition after the
change in government follow-



ing the May 2 general election
and said that they looked for-
ward to having the positive
relationship continue.

He added that, while Chub
Cay is obviously experiencing a
delay, the project will likely be
completed on time.

“We had previously been
working at an accelerated pace
so, while we have lost some
time, we are not too far off
schedule.”

He noted that, within the
past few weeks, they had
begun to see an increase in
sales activity which makes
them confident that they will
be able to sell all their units.

The workforce employedon |

the island had been reduced
from a peak of over 400 lo
about 100 persons presently,
The Tribune had been told.

The area’s MP, Vincent
Peet, had expressed concern
about the impact the slowdown
in construction might have had
on the island’s economy.

Construction on Phase One
of the Chub Cay Marina and
Resort began in May, 2005,
and the first 57 villas were
scheduled for completion by
Spring, 2006.

The marina, which is being
enlarged to accommodate
mega-yachts, has been com-
pletely drained to allow for the
expeditious expansion of size
and depth.

The project includes a mari-
na expansion of up to 200 slips
with a minimum depth of 12
feet; 57 two-storey villa-style
homes; a members-only club-
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Bahamas
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tarifis over EPA

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



he Bahamian fish-

eries industry will

face tax increases of

8-12 per cent on its
exports to France and the
European Union (EU) next
year if this nation and others
fail to complete the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with Brussels by December 31,
2007, the EU Trade Commis-
sioner has warned.

Peter Mandelson told a
European Parliament commit-
tee that if the 76-member
African, pacific and Caribbean
(ACP) group of countries
failed to complete the EPA in
time for its scheduled imple-
mentation on January 1, 2008,
they would instead face the
less-favourable EU General
System of Preferences (GSP).

He said the trade benefits
ACP members would receive
under. the GSP would be far
less favourable than under the
EPA, and The Tribune under-
stands that because it is con-
sidered a developed country,
the Bahamas would not even
receive these.

Instead, its exporters, such
as the seafoods industry and
Polymers International, are
likely to be exposed. to the
EU’s Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) tariff, which in the fish-
eries industry’s case is 8-12 per
cent. This would increase their
prices and make them uncom-
petitive with rival imports to
the EU, and in the case of the
Bahamian fisheries industry,
cost is $60 million in exports.

Newspaper

This newspaper was told yes-
terday that Bahamian
exporters to the EU would be
in “uncharted territory” if the
Bahamas did not complete the
EPA by the year-end deadline,
something the Government
has indicated it is prepared to
miss in the interests of the

wider Bahamian economy.
The existing preference
regime faced by Bahamian
exporters is only likely to con-
tinue until it is challenged by
someone at the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) level, a
development that would then
expose them to MEN tariffs.

Head

Anthony McKinney, head of

seafoods wholesaler Paradise
Fisheries, indicated that he and
others in the industry had been
concerned about a Tribune

_ interview with Zhivargo Laing,

the minister responsible for

trade issues. The minister of

state for finance said the Gov-
ernment would not sacrifice
the wider Bahamian econo-
my’s interests and rush to sign
the EPA by its 2007 year-end
deadline just to preserve the
fisheries industry’s duty-free
access to the EU market.

“At this point in time, I’m
speaking with the rest of my
colleagues in the industry,” Mr
McKinney said. “We certainly
want to find a definite position
from the Government in terms
of what they’re going to do. It
certainly is a concern to us, and
is something we will be moni-
toring as it affects our industry.

“It’s certainly not a situation
we want to be in. It’s not a
good situation for the industry
to be in. The Bahamas has to
promote its industries. How
many are there? What indus-
tries we do have, we must try
to protect and promote them.”

The fisheries industry fears it
may lose $60 million worth of
export business with the EU,
chiefly France, if the Bahamas
does not sign the EPA by
deadline. The agreement is due
to take effect by January 1,
2008, and failing to sign could
cost the sector duty-free access,
raising the price of their prod-
ucts compared to rival pro-
ducers and making them
uncompetitive.

’Mr McKinney said the

Bahamas was the world-leader
in exports of spiny lobster to
the EU and France,
Bahamian fisheries exporters
lost their duty-free market
access, a tax of between 8-12
per cent was likely to be added
on to their prices.

This would give rival export-
ing countries the opportunity
to seize business from the
Bahamas and reduce this
nation’s EU market share by
obtaining duty-free access
themselves.

Mr McKinney pointed out
that Bahamian lobster was
already relatively expensive,
and if this nation lost its EU
market, the only alternative
destination was the US. As a
result, the US would become

flooded with an oversupply of

Bahamian crawfish and other
products, causing a price drop
and fall in revenues and profits
for all concerned.

Money

‘It’s a lot of money.” Mr
McKinney said of the $60 mil-
lion in seafoods exports the
Bahamas sent to Europe every
year, “and it’s hard foreign cur-
rency.

“It’s not like other activities
where only 10 per cent or 5 per
cent of customer spend stays
in the Bahamian econonyy. It’s
hard currency going into buy-
ing something that we're devel-
oping.”

Signing on to the EPA
would also mean the Bahamas
could lose $10-$14 million in
annual tax revenues through

allowing EU imports to enter

duty free, but it would be able
to maintain duty-free access
for its exporters, and a $20 mil-
lion positive trade balance with
the EU.

Currently, the Bahamas
exports $66.315 million worth
of products to the EU, based
on 2004 figures, and imports
$42.93 million. Some $35 mil-
lion of the Bahamas’ exports
are seafood products.

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Eduardo A.C. Humes,
DDS, MPH
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Dr. Humes has now entered private practice in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area and best wishes are extended to
him on his many accomplishments.

Private Practice Scope

Facial reconstruction (orthognathic surgery, sleep apnea surgery, bony and soft
tissue tumor removal, bone grafting); head and neck trauma (facial fracture repair,
head and neck laceration repair); facial cosmetic surgery (neck liposuction, chin
implants, botox, chemical peels, skin tumor removal); and dentoalveolar surgery
(dental implants, wisdom teeth removal).

Surgical Training

Chief Resident, oral and maxillofacial surgeny, 2006-2007
University of Texas Health Science Cegtery San ‘Antonie
General Surgery Intern, 2004-2005 :
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Intern, 2003-2004
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Education

Master of Public Health, 2001

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, N.Y.
Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2001

Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science, 1996

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Appointments

Medical Staff - Oral and Malillofacial Surgery, 2007
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and Cook Children’s
Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Clinical Fellow, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2002
Cornell Medical Center, New York

Lecturer, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2001-2002
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Academic Honors

Recipient. 2006 Straumann Resident Scientific Presentation Agana in Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery

Recipient, 2005 Windent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Scholarship Award
Recipient, 1999 Organization of American States Fellowship Award for Public
Health

Current Research

Role of gabapentin in the reduction of paresthesia/dysesthesia associated with
bilateral sagittal split osteotomies

Immediate provisionalization of dental implants

Alternative practice in the management of frontal sinus fractures

Oral and maxillofacial manifestations of herpes zoster virus

Oral and maxillofacial dissessment and surgical management of desmoplastic fibroma
of the mandible

Publications/Presentations

Research, presentations and abstracts include the following topics: dental implants,
frontal sinus management, orthognathic surgical management of dentofacial
anomalies, condylar fracture management, and mandibular reconstruction.

Membership/Licensure/Certification

Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Association

Member, Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, Texas Dental Association

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The proposed column, called
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students and groups on guided

jitney tours of major historical
landmarks in the Bahamas.

In an effort to help Bahami-
ans get to know their
Bahamas, the ministry has also
introduced a new initiative -
the Visiting Bahamian Jour-
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allows reporters to travel all
over the country to report on
various islands.

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feed the domestic tourism
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partnership with the Bahamas
Out Island Promotion Board.

The new logo, created by
Kendall Major, features the
colourful Islands of the
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Dollar down,
sold rises
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LONDON (AP) — The US
dollar hit a record low against
the euro and was lower most
against other major currencies
in European trading Wednes-
day. Gold rose.

The euro hit an all-time high
against the US dollar on
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that the Federal Reserve will
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falling back. The previous

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in July.

The euro was quoted at
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Other dollar rates in Europe,
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL ere

CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house is less than 5 year
4) old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
ar 4 ving room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant improvements or deterioration
‘| evident. The property is very well drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are

Appraisal: $167,580.00

The es oe is situate off the front street, Murphy Town Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining
{ area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00





clearly delineated.





~— Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the
1st corner on the left then 1st right, nouee. is oe on your right with garage.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
| being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
| home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry
{ room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and
| front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $235,638.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION

| All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated on the Island.of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s
waa Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000
“4 Sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom,
e frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and covered
porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in
good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and
planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.







APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known
| and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of

| New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence
| consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the posibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5
foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith aes Complex, then first left again after passing
clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.





VACANT PROPERTIES

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning.
This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities
and services available.



Appraisal: $37, 440.00

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family - single family:

‘. Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on.the North Side of Hill Side Road.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258, 064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family
development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the
property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine
indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of larid of approximately 26 acres.

* NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning
and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete
floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant
and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00

For ee of sale and other information contact

Salis White @ 502-3077 email philip. white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 * email harry.collie@scotiabank.com @ Fax 356-3851
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NEW PROVIDENCE

LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Aperalsal $258,000.00

The subject property
.s con-sisting of 8,400
\\ square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
- «| second floor area of

| 735 square feet. The
building is of sound
construction and
completed in its
ssintivety: The around floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen,
dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one
bath, living and dining areas.

Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn left onto first paved
road opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with
chain linked fence.

SANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.

BOWES COVE OFF BERNARD ROAD
LOT D Appraisal: $50,000.00

All that lot of land being referred to as the plot and attached to
the end of this report being marked. The property is Lot D and is
situated in Bowe’s Cove Subdivision, a said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence, Bahamas.

From Village Road heading East, third corner on the right off
Bernard Road, property located at the end of paved road. The
property is rectangular.in shape. ="

The property has an area of 5, 403 square feet.



No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

Ali that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being fot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as

Situate in the Western District

on the island of New
Providence.

Located on the subject
property is a newly
constructed single story

structure comprising 6,000

‘ feet of living space with a three Car Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2007, PAGE 7B

FREEPORT

LOT 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The. subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
/feet. Situated on __ this
|property is a single story
f single family dwelling of
; 2,800 square feet of living


















front porch, a large foyer, a
“sunken living room with
fireplace and chimney, a
aS dining area, a_ full service
kitchen, a family room with adjoining ftaundry and storage room. A
hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three auxillary bedrooms
with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in closet and private
bathroom.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,

Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2,
Greening Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot
contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.



DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000. 00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level
ground and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft.
and is in a single family residential area.

FAMILY ISLANDS

Appraisal: $108,000.00

ABACO

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY sone ABACO.

Ra HOMO AAG ANAT

The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape.
The land is elevated
, approximately 15 ft above
| road level and
‘approximately 25 ft above
‘sea level. Located on this
. property is a twenty-year-
.old three bedroom, two
, bathroom, living, dining,

kitchen and laundry room heuee: The structure requires much
attention.












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EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00

CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
\ The subject property is located









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residence

20,000 square feet.
thereon is a

accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility

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a
4 \ square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket

fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

BAHAMA SOUND 10,

EXUMA Appraisal: $20,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lots 12571 and 12572, Bahama Sound of Exuma

10, total area of 20,000 square feet. Bahama Sound is a sudivision
situate at the southwestern portion of the Forest Estate between the
settlements of Southside and Richmond Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) —

Wheat prices climbed further

into record territory Wednes-

day alter the Agriculture

Department projected that

United States stockpiles will

dwindle to 33-year lows by the

end of the crop year.

Meanwhile, energy prices
continued their trek higher as
crude hit an all-time peak
above $79 a barrel. Industrial
metals were mixed, while pre-
cious metals fell modestly.

The run-up in US wheat —
which topped $9 a bushel for
the first lime ever — grows out
of months of robust demand
from foreign buyers, who are
shopping in an increasingly
tight global market and have
been willing to pay record-high
prices as aresult. Wheat crops
the world over have been dam-
aged by poor weather condi-
tions, driving more buyers to
the market.

The USDA projected
Wednesday that the country’s
stocks of wheat at the end of
the crop year will decline to
362 million bushels, the low-
est since 1973-74.

The December wheat con-
tract jumped L1.S cents to $9.02
a bushel, after rising as high as

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007, PAGE 9B

BUSINESS



$9.07 a bushel.

Separately, the USDA also
said private exporters reported
sales of 168,000 metric tons of
wheat for delivery to unspeci-
fied buyers.

Corn and soybean prices
also rose sharply. The USDA
forecast corn production will
reach a healthy 13.3 billion
bushels, up 254 million bushels
from last month’s estimate.
The agency trimmed it§ soy-
bean production forecast, how-
ever, by six million bushels to
2.6 billion bushels based on
prospects for lower crop yields,
particularly in the South. Soy-
bean ending stocks are esti-
mated at a slim 215 million
bushels, down five million
bushels from the August esti-
mate and 61 per cent below
last year’s level.

US farmers planted a huge
corn crop this year to take
advantage of what were
record-high prices at the start
of 2007, driven by increased
demand for corn for ethanol,
and cut back their soybean
plantings as a result.

December corn added 8.75
cents to $3.50 a bushel, while
November soybeans swelled
20.5 cents to $9.41 a bushel.

Elsewhere, oil prices surged
after the Energy Information
Administration reported a

huge draw on the nation’s
crude inventories. Crude stock-
piles sank by 7.1 million barrels
last week, while gasoline inven
tories fell by 700,000 barrels.
Analysts surveyed by Dow
Jones Newswires had expected
a much smaller, 2.7 million
barrel pull on crude invento-
ries and a 500,000-barre]
decline in gasoline supplies,

Light, sweet crude for Octo
ber delivery jumped 43 cents to
$78.66 a barrel on the New
York Mercantile Exchange,
after earlier spiking to $79.29 a
barrel. Gasoline futures dipped
0.26 cents to $1.9785 a gallon.

Precious metals gave back
some of the strong gains made
Tuesday. December gold
dropped $4.40. an ounce to
$716.60 on the Nymex, while
December silver fell 13.5 cents
to $12.70 an ounce.

Copper prices sagged on a
hefty rise in inventories and
after union workers at South-
ern Copper Corp. mines in
Peru postponed a strike.
according to a Dow Jones
Newswires report. Copper on
the London Metal Exchange
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Nymex December contract
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pound.

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Some small businesses see signs

that credit is harder to come by

quarterly financial updates.

“They don’t want to extend
themselves too far. They want
to keep their finger on the
pulse,” DiMarco said. “I guess
I don’t blame them.”

He’s also noticed that banks
are requiring another layer of
scrutiny on applications. A
bank employee “now needs to
get another second approval
from his or her supervisor.
They are being much more
strict internally ... for obvious
reasons, based on the last three
or four months.”

Getting credit can be hard
for a small business. even in
more secure times, and new
enterprises often find it’s
impossible to get financing
from a bank. DiMarco has
found smaller, community
banks more welcoming for a
small business than big nation-
al banks: he said they seem
more willing to lend.

A nationwide survey by the
National Federation of Inde-
pendent Business of its mem-
bers found that seven per cent
of respondents reported loans

were harder to get in recent
months. That’s up from five
per cent in July, but NFIB
Chief Economist William

Dunkelberg noted that this is

still a very low percentage.

“We can’t find anything that
says people are having trou-
ble,” he said.

Still, talk to some individual
business owners, and they can
supply anecdotal evidence of
tighter credit.

Loan

Doug Lewis, owner of Allen
Creek Farm in Burkesville,
Ky., said it was taking so long
for a bank to approve a loan
for him to buy eight furnaces
for the houses where he raises
chickens that he had to turn to
a leasing company that was
willing to finance the purchase
of four of the furnaces.

Lewis said he’s been paying
off a loan he took out nine
years ago when he started the
business, but the bank so far
hasn't given him an OK on his

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latest request. “I guess they

just got to be careful,” he said.

He’s still hoping the bank:
will come through with a loan;
if not, he’ll go back to the leas-
ing company and seek financ-
ing for the rest of the equip-
ment he needs.

Deana Wallace and her hus-
band Gordon have run into the
kind of problems in getting
credit that new business own-
ers almost universally face.
When they bought a Sign-a-
Rama franchise in Flint, Mich.,
earlier this year, “we had a
tough time getting anybody”
to lend any money, Deana
Wallace said.

Wallace said the couple was
previously self-employed and
had a good credit history. But,
while they also had a great deal
of assets, “we’re real estate rich
but cash poor,” she said.

The couple had hoped to
obtain credit to pay for equip-
ment they needed, but when
they were turned down, they
had to put more of their own
money down and pay interest
of 30 per cent to lease the
equipment. Wallace said that
earlier this year, they also ran
into resistance when they tried
to get a business credit card;
although they had their own
personal cards, they were given
a credit line of just $1,000.

“You can eat that up ina
day,” Wallace said. Last
month, she asked for a larger
credit line, and was turned
down at first.

After Wallace threatened to
close the account, the credit
card company relented, but her
credit line is still a relatively
small $3,500.

What was particularly frus-
trating was the fact that Wal-
lace’s business was paying its
bills on time, so had established
a good record.

“They're just really tighten-
ing the belts out there,” she
said.

“I hate to see what they
do when people are bad pay-
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European |
stocks end
higher

@ By TIM FALCONER



LONDON (AP) — Euro-
pean shares rose Wednesday,
paced by oil stocks after the
price of crude oil- reached a
record high. Telecommunica-
tions companies also gained
after Merrill Lynch suggested
the sector represents good val-
ue,
The United Kingdom’s
FTSE 100 Index jumped 0.4
per cent to 6,306.20, while
France’s CAC-40 Index added
0:5 per cent to 5,508.01. Ger-
many’s DAX Index gained 0.2
per cent to 7,472.99.

Despite Wednesday’s
advance, investors are still jit-
tery about the near-term out-
look for stocks and whether
the recent liquidity crunch will
pare back economic growth
forecasts and erode company
profits. :

“Volatility is unlikely to
diminish nor are the volumes
likely to pick up before the US
Fed cuts rates but, once it does,
it is reasonable to expect equi-
ty markets to steady,” said
Mike Lenhoff, chief market
strategist at Brewing Dolphin
Securities in London.

Oil stocks moved higher
after light sweet crude surged
to an all-time high of US$79.29
a barrel on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange following
news of a larger-than-expected
drop in US crude inventories.

The stock draw supports
concerns about a tightening
global supply and demand pic-

ture in the months ahead, a sit-
uation which even the Organi-
sation of Petroleum Exporting
Countries seems powerless to
alleviate.

OPEC promised to raise its
production quota ceiling to
27.2 million barrels a day in
November from 25.8 million
barrels currently.

In London, BP rose 0.7 per
cent, while France’s Total
jumped 0.8 per cent. Italy’s Eni
SpA rose 0.6 per cent.

Telecom stocks found favour
after the Merrill Lynch report.
The investment bank said its
top sector picks include Royal
KPN and Spain’s Telefonica.
KPN shares added 0.4 per cent,
while Telefonica gained 2.4 per
cent.

Morgan Stanley’s somber
take on the European airline
sector triggered a selloff
amongst. airline operators. The
investment bank downgraded
its rating on Deutsche
Lufthansa to underweight,
from overweight, while Air
France-KLM was cut to equal
weight from overweight.

“Revenue trends are soften-
ing on long-haul routes rela-
tive to 2005-06, while capacity
growth is increasing and busi-
ness cycle demand is peaking,
in our view,” said analysts
including Penelope Butcher in
a research note.

Air Franee-KEM-shares —.

sagged 3.4 per cent, while
Lufthansa shed 3.5 per cent.
The UK’s British Airways
tumbled 0.9 per cent.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,

2007, PAGE 11B



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hold appliances and home fur-
nishings, and there will be an
ACE Hardware store dealing
with hardware and building
materials.”

At the Independence Shop-
ping Centre, Mr Wilson said
the separate John S George
store would be located at the
site previously occupied by
Pricebusters.

The pre-existing John S
George store at that shopping
centre had been closed by John
S George’s former owners, the
investor consortium formed by
ex-Freeport Concrete chief
executive Ken Hutton, about a
month before Mr Wilson
acquired the company.

Now, Mr Wilson and his
management team were re-
stocking that outlet, which they
are converting into an ACE
Paint Depot and plan to re-
open by the end of this month.

“That store is going to be
our depot, so it’s going to be an
ACE Paint Depot,” Mr Wil-
son added. “In addition, it will
also be selling hardware.” The
ACE store is undergoing a
“total remodeling”, with fix-
tures upgraded and added, and
new inventory put in place.

John S George Wholesale
will also operate from the
Independence Shopping Cen-














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Call 422-5065 for information.

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P.O. Box N-1000

Nassau, Bahamas

tre, located at the Blue Hills
roundabout between Tonique
Williams Darling Highway and
Independence. Drive, with Mr
Wilson yesterday explaining
that he had sold the compa-
ny’s Palmdale warehouse to
the D’Albenas Agency.

Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said
renovations at John S George’s
main store in Palmdale were
also expected to be complete
by October 15, 2007. “The way
the store was structured pre-
viously, a tremendous amount
of retail square footage was
assigned to storage,” he added.

“We’ve eliminated that, and
are putting everything on the
floor. There will still be some
storage and warehouse space,
but we’ve opened up more
square retail footage. We’ve
opened up more space to take
advantage of the height of the
store. We expect to be com-
pleted by October 15.

“To date, we’ve invested
about $500,000 between all the
stores — Palmdale, Indepen-
dence Shopping Centre and
the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-
tre.

“We’re looking at refining
our categories of products. We
will continue our relationship
with ACE Hardware. We hope
to improve our home furnish-




Temple Chuistian High Feicol

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TEACHING VACANCY
Temple Christian High School

Shirley Street

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following positions for the
2007-2008 School Year.

Geography History (Gr.10-12)

Applicants must:

A. Bea practicing born-again Christian who
is willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian School.

Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization

) Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or

Diploma

> Have at least two years teaching
experience in the relevant subject area
with excellent communication skills.

4 Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examination to the BJC/

BGCSE levels.

F © Be willing to participate in the high
school’s extra curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School
office on Shirley Street and be returned with a
full curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph
and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O.Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadime tor applicauion is September L4th, 2007

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ings, electronics goods and
major appliances.”

Mr Wilson said John S

George was now looking to
hire an extra 20 staff due to
the store remodellings and
addition of two ACE outlets.
“We are now in need of addi-
tional staff due to a combina-
tion of retirements and people
who have left. We expect, in
the coming weeks, between
what we are doing in Palmdale,
Independence Drive and

Lyford Cay, we will be expect-

ing to hire an additional 20
employees.

“But we are prepared to
wait to find the right employ-
ees. We want to get the right
people on the bus to take John
S George forward.”

Mr Wilson added of the
store upgrades: “One of the
things about John S George
was always that it appeared to
me to.be something out of the
1960s in terms of presentation,
and we hope to bring presen-
tation to the market that
responds more authoritative-
ly to the Kelly’s and AID’s,
and also in terms of product
offering.”

The Lyford Cay ACE store
was about 95 per cent com-
plete, Mr Wilson added, and
would be completed in the
next 10 days. The store had
received new hardwood floors,
new fixtures, shelving and
counter tops, leaving it “com-
pletely refurbished”.

“The customers that are
coming in are very positive
about the store, although it has

been in something of a torn up
state,” Mr Wilson said of the
Lyford Cay move. “They’re
excited about the prospect of
having a hardware store there
to serve the needs of the com-
munity.”

Mr Wilson said had had so
far been pleased with John S
George’s sales since he took
over, saying they had met
expectations, although the gen-
eral retail environment was
starting to see a downturn.

“Retail is not as robust as it
has been over the past five to
six years. It doesn’t affect us
as much because we’re diver-
sified to a large extent, so
we’re able to withstand down-
turns.”

_The John S George owner
added that refurbishments and
upgrades to John S George’s
remaining stores at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Centre and
Cable Beach Shopping Centre
had been planned for the New
Year.

Apart from QBC, which is
regarded as the largest phone
card dealer by volume in the
Bahamas, and sells cellular and
electronics products, Mr Wil-
son also owns the Radioshack
franchise for the Bahamas,
which he acquired about one-
and-a-half years ago.

Through Quality Apparel,
Mr Wilson also owns the for-
mats 1999 Broadway, Fashion
Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for _
Men, and Just Kidding. With
the John S George acquisition,
he now employs a total staff
of about 200.

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Manageress for Custom Framing
and Art Gallery

Responsibilities:
Day to Day running of the store
Inventory Control
Day to Day sales
Computer literate

Must have a good personality

Please provide your resume to:

Andrew Aitken Frame Art
50 Madeira Street
Palmdale Ph.: 325-1771

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PUBLIC NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

All Franchise Holders:

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic Act
Statue Laws of the Bahamas, the inspection
of Public Service Vehicles will be carried
out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Monday Ist October thru
Wednesday 31st October 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles
covered by their franchise are presented for
licensing and inspection. When and owner
or operator present fewer vehicles for
licensing and inspection that is covered by
his/her franchise, the Road Traffic Authority
Board in the absence of proof will assume
that he/she no longer needs the franchise,
which are not presented at this time. The
Authority therefore, requires his/her to show
cause why 90(1), which refer to the
revocation of franchise in the Road Traffic

Act.

Further all franchise holders must produce
documentary proof to show that their
franchise is operational at the time of
licencing and inspection.

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Oil | prices reach h $80a

for first time ‘after sovernment
reports decline in inventories

record $80 a barrel Wednes-
day afternoon after the goy-
ernment reported a surpris-
ingly large drop in crude oil
inventories and declines in

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That’s why oil prices are ris-
ing despite OPEC’s decision
on Tuesday to boost crude pro-
duction by 500,000 barrels per
day this fall, analysts said.

Light, sweet crude for Octo-
ber delivery rose $1.48 to
$79.71 on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange after hitting
$80 earlier.

Despite, the rise, oil is still
well below inflation-adjusted
highs hit in early [980.
Depending on the adjustment.
a $38 barrel of oil in 1980
would be worth $96 to $101 or
more today.

Oil’s recent advance has
been largely due to specula-
tive buying by big investment
funds, who are responding to a
price structure in which oil
contracts for delivery in future
months are cheaper than the
current front-month contract.
said Jim Ritterbusch, president
of Ritterbusch & Associates in
Galena, Ill.

That kind of structure signi-
fies tight demand in the imme-
diate future, and is a buying
incentive.

Investors who buy now will
end up with more oil contracts
later, when October futures
roll over to cheaper contracts
for delivery in later months,
Ritterbusch said.

“This is a market that wants
to run up on the slightest bit of
information,” Ritterbusch said.

Prices were also being sup-
ported by worries a tropical
depression that formed in the
western Atlantic on Wednes
day will become a hurricane
and hit critical Gulf oi! and gas
infrastructure.

“The National Hurricane
Center says there's a good
chance that could get into the
Gulf” Ritterbusch said?

In afternoon trading on the
Nymex, October gasoline con-
tracts rose 2.62 cents to $2.0073
a gallon.

Heating oil futures rose 2.51
cents to $2.2078 a gallon on
the Nymex, while natural gas

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At the pump. meanw hile,
the average national price of
a gallon of gas inched higher

by 0.1 cent overnivht to $2,815, -

according lo AAA and the Oi:
Price Information Service.
Retail prices, which typically |
lag the futures markel. peaked |

at $3.227 a gallon in late May

In its weekly report on,

petroleum inventories, the

‘EIA said crude oil supplics fel!
by 7.1 million barrels in the »

week ended Septembe: 7.

more than twice the 2.7 mii
lion-barre! decline analysts si

veyed by Dow Jones:
Newswires, on averase. had
expected.

Gasoline inventories

fell by :

700,000 barrels, slightly more |

than the expected 500.000 bar-
rel decline.

Refinery utilization fell by
1.6 percentage points to 90.5
per cent of capacity. Analysts

had expected a 0.1 percentage -
point decline. And inventories’

of distillates, which include
heating oi! and diesel fuel.
grew by 1.8 million barrels, ;
more than the 1.4 million-bar-
rel increase analysts had,
expected.

Crude imports
674,000 barrels a day on aver
age last week to 9.56 million

fell by |

barrels, while gasoline inporis:

fell an average of 298.000 bar-
rels a day to 1.02 millicr
rels a day. ;

har-:

Pi for gasoline aver-:

aged abo 16 mutlion barrels a
day over aie iast fous Weeks
about 0.9 per cent above fast:

year, EIA said

Oil's run-up has perplexed
some analysis. who
demand for oul and

expect

petroleuni

: products to cool this fall

“We're at records, but it
doesn't appear to be sustain-
able,” said Chip Hodge. energy
portfolio manager at John

Hancock Financial Securities

in Boston.

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institutions is a strong attrac-
tion to is, and still is.”

He described Freeport’s
potential as an international
financial services hub as
“huge”, with “billions and bil-
lions of dollars” and assets
brought into Grand Bahama
through attracting leading asset
management and wealth man-
agement firms, plus private

‘billions’ in added

banks, to establish themselves
on the island.

The key, Mr Fleming, would
be to attract a critical mass of
between five to eight top-notch
financial institutions to locate
operations or subsidiaries in
Freeport, generating a critical
mass that would help to attract
others to the city.

“It’s a huge opportunity,” he
explained. “A group of like-
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viduals bringing in their own
expertise and client base.”
“We would be the lead. We
would bring to bear all our
relationships and partner-
ships,” Mr Richards added.
Mr Fleming said the group
had “a fantastic brand name”,

having achieved the status of

being among the top 10 equity

* fund managers in the world at

the turn of the century, with
offices in 42 countries and 22
different joint ventures in dif-
ferent parts of the world. It
was also the largest indepen-
dent investment bank in Asia,
and had relationships with the
likes of Standard Chartered
and Hutchison Whampoa.

Its experience in emerging
markets is likely to stand it in
good stead should it succeed
in acquiring the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Mr Fleming
saying it would target indus-
tries and companies in Asia,
India, China and Africa as
potential partners for joint ven-
tures and other business
opportunities in Freeport.

Mr Fleming said another tar-
get market that held huge
potential for Freeport was
health and medical services,
with some $600-$700 million a
year being invested worldwide
into,medical research and
development. This also held
out the potential for strong
links with education, hospitals
and universities.

Mr Fleming said his group
had the added advantage of
having as a close family friend
and adviser Sir Roger Gibbs,
chairman of the Wellcome
Trust, the world’s largest med-
ical le foundation, which had
seen its assets increase trom
$270 million to $15 billion in
14 years.

“Then the other interesting
thing to see in that area ts edu-
cation and the overlap with
medical research, hospitals and
education,” Mr Fleming said,
indicating that targeting med-
ical services for Freeport. could
also help to attract universities
andshigher educatran‘institu-

tons to Grand Babiana,

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Y Basic computer skills necessary (Excel spreadsheets)

- The ideal candidate must be a team player and willing to
work in a three shift rotation system.

Kindly fax resumes to the
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ing. To do it right, we want bo
deal with someone at the
of the market who wall back
the project and help finance
it.”

Recreation was “a huge part
of the global economy. Mi
Fleming added. “We want to
concentrate very much at the
top end of the resort industry”
indicating that Fleming would
look to revive Freeport’s hotels
and tourist industry.

When asked what impact
Fleming’s plans would have on
‘the Freeport economy, Mr
Fleming said: “Its huge. We
can’t puta figure on it, but one
can say it’s billions and billions
of dollars in value and bene-
fits that can be created from
this.”

When it came to Fleming's
own proposed investment in

lop

Freeport, Mr Fleming replica:
“ItlL be hundreds of millions of

dollars. It needs to be huge.”

Mr Fleming said his compa-
ny would not look to split the
private, profit making side that
is Port Group Ltd by divest-
ing the GBPA’s quast-govern-
mental, licensing and regula
tory functions to another own
ership entity. Instead, Fleming
is proposing to “ring fence the
regulatory side in Chinese
walls”, much as ts done in the
financial services industry,
bringing in separate BeOple to
run it and adhere to the
corporate governance princi-
ples.

Fleming was also committed
to ownership diversification in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd by giving Bahamian citi-
zens and institutions the abili-
ty to buy shares at some poirtt,
with a combined minor stake
of 5-10 per cent likely to be
offered initially. Mr Plemung
said the group structure might
have to be changed before this
happened, though.

“The first thing is to park
the history. We dont want
that.” Mr Fleming said of pie
Vious-events at the GBPA
“Then itis to establish a plat-
form and bring in top class
deep- pocketed partners wh«
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involve the
Freeport, and Pa will be
able to see the progress.”

Fleming, he Wide d, would
seck only the best potential
partners who had the invest-
ment capital and were com
mitted to Freeport for the
long-term, as it would be. “The
important thing is that it’s a
shared vision and all subscribe
toit..” Mr Fleming said.

One potential stumbling
block to any Fleming acquist-
tion is the current Bahamas
Supreme Court injunction that
prevents Sir Jack, and any
investment vehicles he controls
or has an interest in, such as
ICD, from selling shares in the
GBPA and Port “Group Lid.

However, James Chapman,
an attorney with Cayman
Islands law firm Bodden &
Bodden, said the injunction
preventing Sir Jack from sell-
ing his shares had been
obtained via an ‘ex parte? hear-
ing, indicating its removal
would be sought when chal-
lenged at a September 27,
2007, hearing before
Anita Allen.

The St George estate is also
attempting to obtain a court
order forcing Sir Jack, or enti-
ties controlled by him, to sell
his GBPA and Port Group Ltd
shares to them. Another party
that has offered to acquire
both Sir Jack’s and the St
George estate’s shares is Hong

Will whole of

Justice

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and that any person who knows any reason why
tion should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 13TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible
tor Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,

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OF MARSH HABOUR, ABACO,
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
i 1 be granted, should send a written and signed statement
ihe facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
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NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHAN VON HASE
OF EASTERN ROAD, P.O. BOX SS-19475, 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
} notbe granted, should send a written and signed statement
| of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of

» Minister re sponsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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any reason why registration/

Kong-based Hutchison Wham-
poa, which has invested $1 bil-
lion in equity into Grand
Bahama, via its ownership
positions in the Freeport Con-
tainer Port, Freeport Harbour
Company, Grand Bahama
Development Company and
Our Lucaya resort.

Yet the Fleming Group offer
holds the prospect of injecting
fresh blood and ideas into
Freeport, the company able to
capitalise on its brand name,
international reputation and
contacts to attract leading
industries and “top class peo-
ple” to Freeport.

Mr Richards yesterday dis- °
missed allegations that Rick
Hayward, Sir Jack’s son, or ’
ousted GBPA chairman
Hannes Babak were involved
with their acquisition offer,
saying neither had any finan-
cial stake in what was a pro-
posal coming solely from Flem-
ing.

“Our integrity was Shaheed
before we arrived,” Mr
Richards said, referring to
claims by the St George
estate’s attorney, Fred Smith,
that Fleming was financing a
bid by Rick and Mr Babak to
acquire Sir Jack’s shares.

“We have no agreement
with them;” Mr Richards said.
Fleming was not ‘fronting’ for
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posal or would sit on any
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CUSTOMERS ENTER a Burger King Restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida. Burger King has pledged to offer healthier fast-food items for American children under 12 years of age, with plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries.

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AP Business Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Burger
King pledged Wednesday to
offer healthier fast-food items
for children under 12, with
plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and
apples cut to resemble thick-
cut french fries.

Burger King Holdings Inc.,
the world’s second largest
hamburger chain, said it has
set nutritional guidelines to fol-

- low when targeting children

under 12 in advertising, includ-
ing limiting ads to Kids Meals
that contain no more than 560
calories, less than 30 per cent
of calories from fat and no
more than 10 per cent of calo-
ries from added sugars.

In that vein, Burger King is
building a Kids Meal that will
contain the flame-broiled Ten-
ders, organic unsweetened
applesauce and low-fat milk,
for a total of 305 calories and
8.5 grams of fat. It will be avail-
able in restaurants sometime
in 2008, the company said.

The fast-food chain is also
developing what it calls BK
Fresh Apple Fries. The red
apples are cut to resemble
french fries and are served in
the same containers as fries,
but-they are not fried and are
served skinless and cold.

“We not only want to bet-
ter inform parents and kids
about these new menu options
but also to demonstrate
through product innovation
that better-for-you foods can
be fun and taste good,” said

. John Chidsey, Burger King’s

chief executive.
Serving

The 2.4-ounce serving of
Apple Fries will have 35 calo-
ries, the company said. A small
serving of Burger King french
fries has 230 calories and 13
grams of fat, according to
Burger King’s Web site.

Burger King will use US
grown apples that are cut and
packaged in a sterile environ-
ment and subjected to a pre-
wash that contains lemon to
keep them from turning
brown, said Burger King
spokesman Keva Silversmith.

The Miami-based company
will continue to offer its fried
Chicken Tenders on its menu.

Kids Meal with

‘fries’

The flame-broiled Tenders
have 145 calories and six grams
of fat per four-piece children’s
serving. A four-piece serving
of fried Tenders has 170 calo-
ries and 10 fat grams.

Miriam Pappo, a registered
dietitian and nutritionist, said
the move is part of a trend to
offer healthier products at
restaurants as people become
more aware of nutrition and
take interest in exactly what
they are eating.

Trend

“Tt’s a good trend. The actu-
al ultimate solution is still to
eat less fast food,” said Pap-
po, clinical nutrition manager
at Montefiore Medical Center
in New York. “It will only be
successful if it tastes good and
it will only be successful if it
fills the child up.”

Long criticized for a lack of
healthier options, several
quick-service food chains in
recent years have developed
items for those seeking fast
access to a less-expensive meal
that has fewer calories and less
fat than a burger, french fries
and a soda.

Burger chain leader McDon-
ald’s Corp. offers apple slices
with a low-fat caramel dip and
low-fat milk in its Happy
Meals, while offering salads
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Inc. offers salads, yogurt with
granola and mandarin oranges.

Burger King also sells salads
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not reveal a price for its new
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and paper costs have not been
set, Silversmith said.

Ronni Litz Julien, a Miami
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Burger King but said it was the
responsibility of parents to
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healthier.

“I’m elated with the idea
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bdean@tribunemedia.net

POLICE statistics have
revealed that the increased mur-
der rate this year reflects a wider
trend of violent crime - which is
skyrocketing across the country.

Serious reported crime is up 29
per cent overall in the Bahamas
compared to last year, with
reported rapes up 53 per cent and
armed robbery up 47 per cent.

This came to light yesterday,
when Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson authorised the
release of the preliminary crime
statistics to. The Tribune cover-
ing the period beginning January
1 this year through August 31, as
compared to the same period
from 2006.

Police normally release the sta-
tistics for the previous year early
in the new year.

However, these figures were
released at the express request of
The Tribune,,as it is widely
assumed that crime is on the rise

this year, based on the increase in
murders.

The new data now reveals that
in addition to the 29 per cent
increase in serious crimes —
described as crimes against the
person — reported crimes in gen-
eral are up 8 per cent, with crimes
against property increasing this
year by 5 per cent.

The full breakdown of crimes
against the person are as follows:
murder is up 50 per cent; attempt-
ed murder up 100 per cent (two
were reported this year and one
last year); no manslaughter cases
reported this year as was the case
in 2006; rape is up 53 per cent;
attempted rape is up 79 per cent;
unlawful sexual intercourse is up
22 per cent; armed robbery is up
47 per cent; robbery is down 24
per cent; and attempted robbery
is down 18 per cent.

The spike in sex crimes so far
this year is further magnified
when examined in comparison to
the preliminary totals from the

SEE page 14

‘Woman’s $211,000 in damages
appealed by the doctor she sued





















A WOMAN who waited three
years for a court official to assess
damages in her favour is now hav-
ing to wait again — because the
doctor. she sued has lodged an
appeal.

Siobhan Reilly, whose body
was left hideously disfigured in
1997 after cosmetic surgery
became infected, was awarded
$211,000 last March, but only

after The Tribune highlighted her

case and called for an immediate
assessment of damages.

Now, 10 years after the opera-

SEE page 12














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BAHAMAS EDITION

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ONE OF the stabbing victims is
taken to hospital yesterday.

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN believed to be
responsible for the stabbing of
three men “sought refuge” on
the compound of the former
prime minister’s residence after
fleeing the scene of the crime,
police said yesterday.

According to initial police
reports, a 31-year-old resident
of Rock Crusher Road is in
police custody after allegedly
stabbing three of his co-workers
with a knife at a construction
site at the Sheraton Resort in
Cable Beach.

After the alleged incident,
the suspect fled the scene and
scaled the exterior walls of the
Christie compound shortly after
9 am yesterday. The assailant
then forcefully entered the
guardhouse on the property in
an effort to remain undetected
by a group of persons who saw
him flee the scene of the crime,
police said.

A plainclothes officer in the
area apprehended the suspect
based on information gleaned
from witnesses congregated i in
front of the Christie home,
police reports said.

At a press conference at
police headquarters on East
Street yesterday morning, Chief

SEE page 12

















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Ministry event

aims to further
efforts in fight

against crime

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Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

THE MINISTRY of National
Security is hosting a national

assembly on crime on Friday and
Saturday to further efforts to com-




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bat the increased rate and prevalence of crime in the country.
Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest addressed
the media on the purpose of the two-day event yesterday ata

press conference at the Churchill Building.

“The Assembly is a logical response to the grave challenges

Bahamas,” Mr Turnquest said. *

posed by crime, criminality and the fear of crime in the
‘The theme of the assembly

(Back to Basics - A National Approach to Fighting Crime) sup-
ports the premise that the ideas, measures and actions to

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Violent crime soars

Guard Commander
‘guilty of neglect’
during detention

centre breakout

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net

THE Guard Commander on
duty during the escape of six
Cuban migrants from the deten-
tion centre last month has been
found guilty of “neglect” and
summarily “punished” by the
force.

The commander’s trial was
held on Monday, September 10,
by the prosecution Office of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force.’

The Guard Commander was
charged with neglect under sec-
tion 33b of the Defence Act 1979,
found guilty and punishment has
been awarded, a statement from
the Defence Force said.

A notice of intended prosecu-
tion for the sentry on’ watch has
been given and this trial is expect-
ed to begin on Monday, Septem-
ber 17.

These moves were seen by
observers as another effort by
Commodore Clifford Scavella to
finally whip the Defence Force
into shape.

In fact, Defence Force superi-
ors got tough with the officers
after the break-out forcing them
to remain on duty and not per-
mitting them to return home until
the search for the escapees has

SEE page 12

Bank of Bahamas

customers warned
about sophisticated
fraudulent e-mails

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

CUSTOMERS of the Bank of
the Bahamas are being warned
not to fall victim to a new sophis-
ticated fraudulent e-mail which
attempts to steal account infor-
mation.

The e-mail — with the subject
line “Important alert: Your
Bahamas bank details on file” —
requires recipients to click on a
fake internet address and log in
with their account information.

The site which the e-mail
recipients are asked to log into is
an exact copy of a real Bank of
the Bahamas web page.

However, customers can tell
the difference by looking at the
site’s address (URL).

Tameka Forbes senior man-
ager of business development,
public relations and legal affairs at

SEE page 14
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blocked drain producing liquid
waste behind the store’s
garbage disposal.

According to an employee of
a nearby establishment, the
scent emanating from the
garbage disposal behind the
warehouse of the food store is

“unbearable” and the area is |

“very disgusting.”

“It’s not healthy,” the
employee complained yester-
day. “We have to leave our
warehouse door open and there
are always rats around there.
Someone came a few months
ago to fix (City Market’s)
drainage, but it’s still disgust-
ing.” The employee also
claimed there was a “visible
puddle of liquid waste”, and
that the store did not use “prop-
er disposal containers” for their
trash.

The source further claimed
that letters of complaint about
the sanitation issue were made
earlier in the year with the man-
ager of the food store as well
as the Department of Environ-
mental Health. The department
promised to send an agent to
survey the area, however the
situation was not favourably
addressed.

According to Bahamas
Supermarkets’ CEO Ken
Burns, the area in question
behind City Market was pres-
sure cleaned on Monday, and
the liquid waste present was due
to a series of “heavy rains” that
occurred earlier in the week.

“We are aware of the issue
with regard to the trash dispos-
al area behind our Rosetta
Street store and have always
taken measures to correct it as
well as exercising care on an
ongoing basis to keep it odour-
and rodent-free,” Mr Burns said
in a written statement yester-
day.

“In fact, on this past Monday
evening, the area around the
trash compactor was pressure-
cleaned. Following that, we had
heavy rains two nights in a row,

at City Markets

Management
moves to
quell fears
over liquid
waste from
members of
the public

which created a build-up and
this afternoon, we contacted
another company to clear the
drains and remove any debris
that may be causing a problem.”

Removal

The Tribune was assured by
the food store’s public relations
firm that as soon as the,com-
plaints were received yesterday
a team was dispatched to pump
the blocked drainage and
remove the waste.

“We appreciate being noti-
fied of any issue that can help us
provide better service for our
customers and make us better
neighbours to those with whom
we share space in our 12 loca-
tions in New Providence and
Grand Bahama,” the statement
also said.

As reported previously, the
food store chain recently came
under fire from the Department
of Public Health when its Oakes
Field Deli was ordered to close
last week after it was discov-
ered that deli workers were
operating without valid health
certificates. Rat faeces was
reportedly found on the store’s
shelves and it was revealed that
the store was operating without
a valid sanitation certificate.



Submissions
made to’
judge in
murder trial

ATTORNEYS in the Ian
Hutchinson murder trial
made submissions before Jus-
ticevJon Isaacs.yesterday
afternoon in the absence of
the jury.

The trial is expected to
continue today.

Hutchinson, 46, an ex-
policeman, is standing trial

for the murder of softball star |

Jackie ‘Lil Stunt’ Moxey, 44.
Prosecutors say that Mox-
ey was fatally injured on
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
and died the following day.

On Tuesday, pathologist
Dr Govinda Raju — the pros-
ecution’s final witness — was
called to the stand.

He told the court that he
performed an autopsy, inter-
nal and external exams on
the deceased, on October 27,
2005.

Dr Raju listed the external
wounds, citing an abrasion on
the back of the left hand, a
contused abrasion with split
skin on the forehead, a pro-
fuse contusion on the left side
of the face, an abrasion on
the outer cheekbone, and a
profuse contusion on the right
side of the face.

He also testified that the
left eye of the victim

appeared “swollen” with .

slight discoloration of the
skin.

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© In brief

Re- election
sought to
maritime
organisation

THE Bahamas is seeking re-
election to the Council of the
International Maritime Organ-
isation, Maritime Affairs Min-
ister Dion Foulkes confirmed.

The 25th Extraordinary Ses-
sion of the Assembly and Coun-
cil Election is scheduled for
November 19-23 in London.

Membership in the IMO Coun-
cil facilitates access to key stake-
holders on the administrative and
operational sides of the maritime
industry, said Mr Foulkes.

He said such access “greatly
assists” the Bahamas in its
efforts to remain competitive
and provides a platform from
which to launch and advance its
promotional and marketing
strategy to significantly expand
its ship registry

In its 30th year, the Bahamas
International Ship Registry is
the world’s third largest.

The IMO is a specialised
agency of the United Nations. It
was established in 1948 in
Geneva, Switzerland.

Its main function is to devel-
op and maintain a comprehen-
sive regulatory framework for
shipping which includes safety,
environmental concerns, legal
matters, technical co-operation,
maritime security, and the effi-
ciency of shipping.

“The Bahamas is an active
member of the IMO, having
served for seven years on the
council,” said Mr Foulkes. “It
allowed us to play a critical role
in shaping world shipping policy.

“In our seven years on the
council we sat on all of the IMO’s
main committees, and have been
party to the ratification of all
major conventions,” he stated.

The Bahamas International
Ship Registry is managed by the
Bahamas Maritime Authority
which maintains offices in Lon-
don, New York and Nassau.

It has representatives in
Greece, Germany and Japan.

Activities
planned

for World
Maritime. Day

THE Bahamas is set to cele-
brate World Maritime Day with
a week of activities beginning
September 23.

The theme this year is: the
International Maritime Organ-
isation’s (IMO) response to cur-
rent environmental challenges.

World Maritime Day focus-
es attention on the importance
of shipping safety, maritime
security, the maritime environ-
ment, and the work of the IMO.

Headed by Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas chair-
man Barry Malcolm, a commit-
tee has been assembled to
organise and execute the week
of activities.

It includes representatives
from public and private sector.

Other members include:

e Michael Humes, Maritime
Affairs and Labour

e Erma Mackey, Bahamas
Maritime Authority

e Lt Comdr Herbert Bain,
Port Department

© Lowell Mortimer, Mortimer
and Company

e Brent Williamson, Bahamas
Electricity Corporation

° Lt Comdr Tellis Bethel,
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Two men
arrested

after crawfish
discovery

FREEPORT - Two Grand
Bahama men were taken into
police custody in connection with
the discovery of undersized craw-
fish in waters off Walker’s Cay.

According to police reports, a
fisheries inspector with officers
from the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force were on marine
patrol in the vicinity of ‘Lily
Bank’ around noon on Tuesday
when they spotted a 17-foot boat.

The vessel was about 14 miles
northwest of Walkers Cay.

After conducting an investi-
gation, officers discovered
undersized crawfish.

Two men - a 28-year-old resi-
dent of Abaco Drive, Hawksbill,
and a 19-year-old resident of Faith
Avenue, Heritage Subdivision —
were taken into custody at the
Walker’s Cay Police Station.

The men were charged in
connection with the incident
and released on $1,500 bail with
a surety.

They are to appear in the
Cooper’s Town Magistrate
Court on Friday, September 21.

Anna Nicole Smith’s

visits Bahamas for anniver

mother
sary

of her grandson’s death

-ANNA Nicole Smith's
mother Virgie Arthur travelled
to the Bahamas to visit the
graves of her daughter and
grandson Daniel at the Lake
View Cemetery, marking the
one year anniversary of
Daniel's death as the result of
a drug overdose.

According to the website
TMZ, Ms Arthur, who laid
plastic flowers on the graves
and is still fighting for custody

of baby Danniclynn following
Anna Nicole's death in Feb
ruary, admitted that she was
upset at not being included in
her granddaughter's recent
birthday celebrations.
Howard K Stern also visited
the gravesites, and said he was
slightly upset by Arthur's plas-
tic offering: "I visited Anna and
Daniel under the cover of dark-
ness because | did not want the
media to capture my private

moments with loved ones, he
told TMZ, "In the carly morn-
ing, | brought two baskets of
flowers from Dannielynn,
myself, and others. When I vis-
ited again late at night, | found
plastic flowers drilled into the
ground next to our flowers."

Larry Birkhead, Anna
Nicole's ex-boyfriend, cele-
brated the first birthday of
their daughter with family and
friends in Kentucky.

Teachers stage
walkout over
safety concerns

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

AROUND 20 teachers at A
F Adderley Junior High
School left their classrooms
yesterday and came together
in a bid to have their safety
concerns addressed following
the stabbing of a student ear-
lier this week.

The group of teachers
along with representatives
from the Bahamas Union of
Teachers (BUT) met with
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel and other education
officials to raise a number of
issues and present their pro-
posals for both improved
security measures and physi-
cal repairs.

On Monday, a 15-year-old
ninth grade student was
stabbed in the back while on
campus — by an outsider who
had reportedly climbed the
school’s fence.

Although the press was not
allowed onto the campus yes-
terday an interview with the

teachers was conducted at the

school’s back entrance through
a chain link fence.

“We met with the minister
and the permanent secretary.
We put forth our list of con-
cerns pertaining to the securi-
ty issues at the school. I have
been here over 10 years now
and there has always been a
concern about security at AF
Adderley,” Sunae Russell, a
music teacher told the Tribune
yesterday.

“We have set the time line
by which we would appreciate
those things to be done. The
minister assured us that they
would be working toward hav-
ing our concerns met,” she
said.

“There have been instances
where parents have been on

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Secretary General of the BUT Belinda Wilson spoke to reporters
through the fence on the meeting they had with the Minister of
Education Carl Bethel

campus to attack teachers, out-
siders have come and this ts
just the last straw,” she said.

“We have always had insuf-
ficient security. For a school
this size we are asking that
they send two additional secu
rity officers. We want efficient
and effective security officers,”
Ms Russell said.

She noted that questions
were also raised about vital
school repairs.

Solution

According to BUT secretary

egeneral Belinda Wilson, it is

anticipated that the request for
additional security officers will
be met by Friday.

“The promises that the min-
ister made were general in my
estimation so we actually gave
him some suggestions which
we think can solve the safety
problems,” Mrs Wilson said.

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police officers who were sta-
tioned at the school were
removed.

“What concerns me ts that
you remove the police but
What are you replacing them
with?

“The union has yet to be
presented with a strategic plan
or proposal by which the new
policing programme will be
implemented,” Mrs Wilson
said.

Several weeks ago, the gov-
ernment announced that
rather than stationing officers
in schools, as was done under
the PLP administration,
patrols would be increased in
neighbourhoods where schools
are located, as police statistics
show that this is where most
crime involving students takes
place.

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WE WALKED Bay Street yesterday after-
noon. What a dingy, depressing walk that
was. The town reflects a people without pride.

It is true that the straw market is a press-
ing issue.

Its rat-infested presence on Bay Street was
a major blot on the town, dragging it down to
ghetto level standards. A decision has to be
made on the market, but the decision has to
be made within the whole context of ehaae:
ing the face of Bay Street.

While the various committees soaeaer
the changes, the first order of business should
be to clean up the whole area. Each Bay
Street businessman should be responsible for
the environs of his or her premises, and these
premises should be washed down and cleaned
daily.

A group of single mothers, hired by the
PLP over the election period with no securi-
ty of tenure, and fired by the FNM because
no provision had been made for them in the
Works Ministry’s budget, are now complain-
ing because they are out of work.

Ts it possible for Bay Street merchants to
get together, hire some of these persons, and
allot a certain number of premises to them for
which they would have daily responsibility?

This would include the sidewalks in front of
each store, and garbage-ridden alleyways on
the side of some stores.

Display windows would get a daily polish,
walls and sidewalks would be washed down
daily, and whatever trees are located outside
the various stores would be watered and the
debris, dropped in their containers by
thoughtless pedestrians, would be removed to
garbage bins.

Chipped and broken sidewalks have to be
refurbished.

However, black fumes belched daily from
exhaust pipes of vehicular traffic — particu-
larly the buses — are the main curse of Bay
Street.

The city centre will always look grimy as
long as it is daily blanketed by these exhaust
fumes. The ideal would be to make Bay
Street a pedestrian thoroughfare, with park-
ing available on side streets, and a public
multi-storied parking facility. Failing this ide-
al, buses and taxis should be removed from
the area. A bus depot and taxi call up centre
should be established off the main street.

Three million dollars have been budgeted
for the straw market. Meetings have been

The problems of Bay Street

held with the vendors to discuss the various

‘ustoms warehouse

on Prince George dock, back to the site of the

burned out market on Bay Street or Arawak

Cay. A final decision will be made by October
3;

In the meantime vendors have been asked

to move to Prince George dock while their



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unwanted tenants — the rats.

The old Customs warehouse on the western
end of Prince George dock, on which $2.5
million was spent about six years ago, might
prove the preferable site.

A new roof was part of the renovations,
interior walls were removed, decorative ven-
tilated tiles were put in, bathrooms were ren-
ovated and steel supports strengthened the
building.

A most attractive and comfortable mat
ket could now be designed within the $3 mil-
lion budget, with a creche and study centre to
accommodate vendors’ children,

The area is far larger than the vendors’
present site, added to which it will have the
security that the Bay Street location never
had.

We understand that at least one straw
vendor had a rude awakening as to why the
Bahamas has lost its competitive edge in the
tourist market.

She was ona recent cruise when the ship on
which she was a passenger was to be diverted
to Nassau. She was shocked when passen-
gers strenuously objected to the detour. They
did not want to go to Nassau, and they were
not bashful in saying why | even in her pres
ence,

This vendor will admit today that the
behaviour of vendors, hairbraiders and taxi
drivers are driving visitors from our shores.

If business dries up, they will have only
themselves to blame. Maybe more of them
should take a Caribbean cruise and compare
the various ports of call to their own port.
Then they should take the Ministry of Touris-
m’s programme to learn some manners and
how to behave courteously.

Government should have better screening
procedures as to what vendors, taxi drivers
and hair braiders are allowed on the dock
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WITHOUT trying to whip up
any hysteria, | would like to
point out that Bahamians
should be alarmed about the
ever increasing sightings of a
new and dangerous predator
lurking in Bahamian waters.
No, it isn’t the great White
Shark, but something much
smaller called the Lionfish. Phe
Lionfish made tts debut in the
Bahamas just in the past five
years and its overall impact is
yet to be properly assessed,
Judging by the destruction that
ithas done in other parts of the
world, iUs a sure bel that the
Bahamas can expect the same
treatment from this aquatic
demon. With no known encmics
in the Bahamas and an abun-
dance of food, the Lionfish ts
expected to multiply atan expo-
nential rate, Even at this carly
stage of its development, the
government of the Bahamas
must make it a priority to deal
with this potential menace as
the presence of the Liontish
could adversely affect so many
different areas of life in the
Bahamas. The Hon. Larry
Cartwright, the Minister of
Agriculture and Fisheries needs
to make a public statement as to
the position oi the government
on this matter. Failure to do so
or to simply ignore this matter
could spell disaster for the
Bahamas.

The reason why the Liontish
is such an undesirable character
is its ability to deliver a painful
and venomous sting from a
number of dorsal and ventral
spines. In humans tt can cause a
number of bizarre symptoms,
including nausea, convulsions,
paralysis and even death! It has
the ability to inject a neurotox-
in into an open wound that
results in an intense patn that
lasts for days. The Bahamas
being the watersports and dive
capital that itis now have the
possibility oT these tmdustries
having to adapt to a riskier
operation. This, of course, could
negatively impact the Bahamas’
number one industry, that is
tourism. Just one incident with
a tourist being injured or, heay
en forbid, fatally injured, will
be an incident that we will all
regret. This could spell the
beginning of the end for the
Bahamian tourist industry as we
know tt.

Another reason for concern
of what is being described, as
an invasive species ts the fact
that it is now competing with
Bahamian fishermen for some
of the prize catches of the
Bahamian seas. According to
the August 24, 2007 issue of
The Nassau Guardian, it was
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possibility of the vital lobster,
the pillar of the Bahamian fish-

ing industry as well. Both the
lobster and grouper are already
restricted because of the fear of
over fishing. This new competi-
tion will put further demands
on these already strained indus-
tries. .

Phe Lionfish has been an
attraction for many years. This
is due in part to its unique and
exotic appearance. Many per-
sons have had them as house-
hold pets in their home aquari-
ums. They are indigenous to the
South Pacific and the Indian
Ocean. Tt is possible that
because of their marketability
around the world could have
provided some explanation as
to why they are now being
found so far away from their
natural habitat. [tts also possi-
ble that either through igno-
rance or intentions, the Lion-
fish were introduced into the
Atlantic. Persons emptying an
aquarium tank may have sim-
ply thrown the Lionfish into the

sa

| was shocked in Harbour
Island just last week when I was
told that a dive shop had two
Lionfish in its aquarium. How
ever, when Larrived at the dive
shop. the Ltontish were
nowhere in sight.

| was intormed that a couple
of weeks earlier that they had
been released back into the
wild. | then requested them to
be more specilic as to what they
meant. Yes, they had been
released back into the sea!

\t the Grand Bahama Regat-
ta. I did get into a couple of
casual conversations about this
phenomenon called the Lion-
fish) But. tt wasn’t until a few
days later when I went to
Eleuthera when the extent of
the magnitude of the Lionfish
problem could be fully appre-
ciated. From Harbour [sland all
the way down to Wemys’s
Bight. concerned persons open-
ly expressed their concerns
about the flourishing of the
Lionfish. Fven in small settle
ments such as Savannah Sound,
I spoke with an individual who

_ claimed that they had recently

killed two lionfish at a reef
where the presence of other fish
was noticeably absent. Or,
Wemys’s Bight where an indi-
vidual was out looking for lob-
ster, but all he kept seeing

“were those damn Lionfish!”

Even off the world famous
Pink Sand’s Beach, the most
beautiful beach in the world,
snorkelers reported seeing a
number of Lionfish near the
shores as there are some areas
where the reefs come right up
to the shorcline.

A couple of days later I hap
pened to be in Nassau. Once
again and without my prompt-
ing, another individual brought
the subject up with regards to
the proliferation of the Lion-
fish. He also commented that
he now wears a full wet suit
when he goes spearfishing. The
purpose of the wet suit is not
protection from the cold, but
for protection from the Lion-
fish that he now frequently
encounters in the areas east of
Nassau and especially around
the Rose Island dive spots.

It is reasonable to predict that
surveys done in other areas of
the Bahamas will reveal the
alarming rate at which the Lion-
fish are multiplying.

This is a situation that must
be kept in check otherwise it
could be something that all
Bahamians live to regret. The
Ministry of Health needs to
establish a protocol and publi- .
cise it as to what needs to be
done should an individual be
the victim of a Lionfish sting.
Other suggestions to help con-
trol the Lionfish population
includes placing a bounty on
captured Lionfish. This will also
help to replace income that may
be lost by some fishermen due
to the proliferation of the Lion-
fish.

Some persons also feel that
there could be a market for the
Lionfish as a seafood delicacy in
some Asian countries. Howev-
er, what is unacceptable is the
widespread sale of the Lionfish
as pets. either locally or for
export.

The risk of careless or culpa-
ble individuals who may re-
introduce these demons back
into the marine eco-system
should be held criminally liable.
Like some other species of
marine life. for example those
on the endangered species list.
mere possession of Lionfish
should be made a criminal
offence. With the world’s third
largest coral reef eco-system
being in the Bahamas, the
potential devastation from this
culprit goes well beyond the
borders of the Bahamas!

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The family man, who is
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Republic of Cuba to the
Bahamas (centre), greets
Kenneth Russell, Minister of
Housing and National
Insurance, ata cocktail
reception hosted by the
ambassador on Monday at
the Nassau Palm Resort on
West Bay Street. At left is
Mrs Aymee Echevarria Aulet,
- wife of the ambassador.

ore immigrants
ound on Bimini

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
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dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - It appears
that the island of Bimini has
become a regular transit point
for human traffickers, as a sec-
ond group of suspected illegal
immigrants was discovered on
the island in three days.

According to reports, seven
Peruvians were apprehended at
North Bimini on Tuesday. ‘This
follows the capture and arrest of
17 suspected illegal Haitian
immigrants found hiding in bush-
es at South Bimini on Sunday.

James Rolle, assistant direc-
tor of immigration for northern
region, was unavailable for
comments.

Chief Supt of Police Basil
Rahming, press liaison officer,

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Bimini have taken the Peruvian
nationals in custody at the Alice
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tion with a suspected breach of
the Immigration Act.

Shortly after midnight on
‘Tuesday, September It, Immi-
gration officers on mobile patrol
on North Bimini reported spot-
ting three persons on Radio
Beach acting suspiciously.

The men were questioned
and taken into custody.

Supt Rahming said further
investigation led officers to four
more Peruvians, who were
found inside a room at the
Bimini Big Game Resort.

According to information com-
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tlown to New Providence for
further investigation by the
Immigration Department.

On Sunday, 17 Haitians were
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The Haitians reportedly told
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and residents of Inagua

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roree office’ oh Connection
with the albescc beating of an
Inagua mai ‘lich thts
The matter is pending vctore
the courts.

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Inagua as muniste; Mr Purn-
quest pointed out that co-oper-
ation with all the country’s secu
rity agencies could have a sig
nificant impact on the fight
against human trafficking, con-
sidering the island's proximity
to Haiti.

“We-can save
thousands of doliars hv stem-
ming the flow of alien smugeling
closer to the source. tie said

“ATL DE am asking foi ts ch
support of the Coummanity in
working closely with our secu-
rity forces at Inagua.”

He revealed that in just one
week, the repatriation of illegal
immigrants on four flights from
New Providence to Haiti cost
the Bahamian people $100,000,

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Oln brief Top officers

Discussion
on artist to
be held at
gallery

AN artist who recorded
the Nassau landscape in
colourful “naive” paintings
will be discussed at the
National Art Gallery
tonight.

Writer P Anthony White
and psychiatrist Dr Brian
Humblestone will tell the Joe
Monks story from their own
personal memories.

Monks, whose work is in
the national collection and in
the hands of many private
collectors, used pencils,
crayons and paint to produce
striking images of the Nas-
sau scene.

However, his own story
was little known, so Mr
White and Dr Humblestone
— who both knew him well
— will offer insights into why
Joe Monks worked so obses-
sively to create local land-
scapes.

The roundtable discussion
begins at 7pm.

TWO of the highest ranking,

officers in the Royal Bahanias.

Police Force will address the
public on the surging level of
violent crime plaguing Bahama
an society.

Senior Assistant Commis
sioner Ellison Greenslade and
Assistant Commissioner Mar-
vin Dames will be speaking at
the highly-anticipated Halsbury
Chambers free legal clinic on
Saturday, September 22.

Beginning at | lam at Super-
Clubs Breezes, they will discuss
various aspects of crime includ-
ing prevention, protection and
assisting police.

They will also reveal trends
and statistics in their session,
“Taking back our nation: com-
batting crime”.

“We are truly pleased to
have two of the most respected
and decorated members of the
RBPF participating with us,”
said Donald Saunders, senior
associate at Halsbury Cham-
bers. “Tragically, tt seems that
on a daily basis there ts a mur-
der, robbery, drug bust, rape or
some other crime threatening
our society. With SACP
Greenslade and ACP Dames’
insight and experience we are



certain their segment will pique
the interest of many attendees.”
Mr Greenslade is the officer
in charge of crime information
technology and communications
for the Central Detective Unit,
the Police Computer Centre,
the Communication Branch, the
Drug Enforcement Unit, the
Vorensic Science Lab and the
Criminal Records Office.

He is a founding member of

the Research and Planning Unit
and the Computer Develop-
ment Centre and served in the
capacity of systems manager

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and security officer for I years.
Mr Dames is a decorated and
respected member of the RBPF
who studied at various instttu-
tions in the Bahamas and Unit-
ed Kingdom.
He has served as assistant

commissioner in charge of

crime, and as chief superinten-
dent of police.

Mr Dames was the officer-in-
charge of the Central Detective
Unit, the Drug Enforcement
Unit, the New Providence dis-
trict, air and sea port security,
the Western Division, the

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007, PAGE 7

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Representing the RBPF, Mr
Dames has been a guest pre-
senter and lecturer throughout
the Caribbean and United
States,

Now in its third year, the
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opportunity to meet for limit-
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THE TRIBUNE



"
A NEW call went out last cover for criminal activity, cles, making it the central focus — with his car, which had dark-
night for a total ban on cars with And they are urging that the in their quest for unscrupulous — tinted windows
dark-tinted windows, law be strictly enforced, ban- persons,” a reader, Carvel Fran- Mr Francis’s call for action 4
It followed a horrific sex ning every vehicle with dark cis, told The Tribune. coincided with new crime warn- |

attack on a young woman at
Oakes Field.

People fear that dark-tinted
windows are being used as a



windows from the streets.
~The Royal Bahamas Police

Force, in sparing none, should

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“As the Assistant
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the HIM Department

fl decipher diagnoses
and procedures to
facilitate reimbursement |

“There are too many dark-
tinted cars on the streets of New
Providence as crime in this
country worsens out-of-control.
When will there be a return to
applying the law to control this
unlawful practice?”

The call came after a young
woman was attacked after
“catching a ride” with a stranger.

The man drove her to an iso-
lated spot, then raped her with
the words: “I would leave you
here but now that you have
seen my face I have no choice



ings from security specialist Paul
‘Thompson.

He urged businesses and
home-owners not to keep sates
on their premises ‘unless
absolutely necessary.

He said safes were a lure for
criminals “because, once they
know you have one, they imag-

ine that you must have plenty of

money stored there.”

Mr Thompson also urged all
property owners to instal alarm
systems. ‘These, he said, helped
to bring down the crime rate by





FEARS ARE growing ng that: cars with heavy tints 4 are being used for ¢ crim-

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while ensuring proper Fortunately, the girl fled. Lat- * — Mr'Thompson,a former assis: stabbings unacceptable, he said — beef up school security in the i
oe er, she spotted her attacker, — tant police commissioner, also young loiterers must be light of recent on-campus vio-
customer billing. who was lurking by a bus-stop — favours a return to the old stop searched and pened with — lence. 4
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COB international relations liaison appointed
THE College of the Bahamas — tions (RGPIR). expanding to fulfill its mandate
announced that Valdez Russell Mr Russell comes back tothe — to promote internationalism bi
is returning from the world of | Bahamas after 13 years in the — and to create fruitful partner:
American academics to serve United States, the last six of — ships with institutions around
as the college’s international — which were spent as anemploy- the world, sid the college ina :
relations liaison. ee of Ohio State University in statement. “Fle was selected :
He will work out of the office — the office of university housing. © because of a demonstrated
We Meer it: you of research, graduate pro “Mr Russell's hire is astrate- — wealth of experience in estab-
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lents to gain a taste of life in 5
to be a part of our WOW service team. aa ee patie i
; Mr Russell's role at Ohio
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and students were given school
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ed by customers, John Bull
Business Centre and Starbucks
partners, including everything
from books and pencils, geom-

etry sets, back packs and more.

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Michael “Spencer” Darville,
manager of Starbucks Mall at
Marathon, said: “It is always a
privilege and great pleasure to
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cation of a child.”

He also pledged Starbucks’

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Primary early this year,” said
principal Angela Russell, who
was accompanied by vice-prin-
cipal Rowena Fox.





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LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



FROM page one

Supt Hulan Hanna, flanked by
Chief Supt Burkie Wright of the
Western Division and Assistant
Supt Walter Evans, stressed
that the home of Mr Christie
was “never a target” and added
that the leader of the oppost-

Three stabbed

and purposes, we are happy to
say that (the Christie tamily) is
safe,” he said. “This under-
scores the importance of the
fact that the (RBPE) has con
tinued to give coverage and pro
tection to Mr Christic’s rest-

Officer Hanna revealed there
was a reported history of “bad
blood” between the suspect and
the three vietinis. which esca-
lated into the viorent stabbing
on the ninth floor of the Shera
ton Hotel, which is currently
under renovation. Police said tt
was sill unclear exactly what
motivated the stabbing.

dent) occured on the Shera
ton Hroteb conssructon stl bie
Sard chi tie sb aero wats
under) shee Hivestigation. |
fle would not comment on
the specifics of the incident.
‘Vhree men are currently hos-
pitalized at Princess Margaret
Hospital due to the carly morn-
ing attack. Police stated that

his condition is fisted as “il?
A 30-year-old resident of Min-
nic Street received stab injuries
to the upper arm and his condi-
tion is listed as “serious”, police
said. A 21-year-old male resi-
dent of Ross Corner, listed in
stable condition, received
injuries to the right forearm
during the attack.

the while the incidents of crime
were “very low” in the western
areas, Conipared to other areas
ot New Providence, the RBPF
had a “particular interest” in
construction sites due to the
increased incidents of violence
on the sites.

The suspect is likely to be
atraigned in court later this

lion was not at home during the
time of the incident.

“AC no time was Mr Christie,
or the persons in his house,
under any threat of harm. ‘This
incident happened just inside
of the gate, and for all intents

dence, not withstanding that he
is no longer in public office. .. as
the prime minister.”

The Tribune made several
calls to Mr Christie’s office, but
he was not available for com-
ment up to press time.

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Guard Commander ‘guilty of neglect
FROM page one

been concluded. ;

Some Defence Force members complained that this treatment is
inappropriately harsh and that some officers had to endure living con-
ditions at the centre which were “almost as bad as those of the
detainees.”

The nine officers who were on duty on August 23 at the Carmichacl
Road Detention Centre were ordered to “stay put” for the inquiry into
the break-out and the consequent search,

While the officers left the centre during the day to carry out their
search, they were required to sleep on the Defence Force premises at
night,

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errands and make other necessary arrangements.

Five of the six escapees still remain at large.

Raysi Herrera Puente, Rene Medina Martinez, Barbaro Martinez
Valdes, Mariobel Consuegra Rodriguez and Edgar Cardet are those
who have not yet been found.

The sixth escapee, Rubidelvis Cala Merencio, turned himself into
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Woman’s damages
FROM page one

tion that changed her life, she admits to feeling annoyed by the con-
tinuing delays. “This adds insult to injury, especially as the doctor
concerned must have malpractice insurance to cover such things,”
she said.

Ms Reilly, finance manager at Commonwealth Brewery, sued Dr
Philip Thompson, who was then chief surgeon at Princess Margaret
Hospital, after her surgery scars became infected because of neglect.

She twice won Supreme Court judgments against him, but then
had to wail three years for a court official to assess damages

Finally, in March this year, Ms Reilly’s plight was highlighted by
The Tribune's INSIGHT section, prompting an immediate response
from the courts.

However, Dr Thompson lodged an appeal against the amount.
Now Ms Reilly i is left waiting for a court date.

~They keep telling me to watch their website,” she said. “Well,
here we are in September and still there is no date for the hearing.
So, ten years after the operation, Iam still waiting for jusuce.”

Ms Reilly’s operation was carried out by Jamaican surgeon Dr
Leighton Logan. It went perfectly. But when Dr Logan returned
home, she was left in the care of Dr Thompson.

According to Ms Reilly, Dr Thompson went off to attend a con-
ference abroad, and left interns to dress her wounds. This was
done in the PMH burns unit. It was there, she believes, that she con-
tracted the infection that changed her life.

Yesterday, she told The Tribune: “After all this time. I think an
appeal date should be set so that I can move on. It is very annoying.”

Ms Reilly believes that corrective surgery in the United States will
cost at least $50,000.









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FROM page one

counter serious crime must be national in scope,
and must be centred in basic values, ideals and tra-
ditions on which our country is built.”

The assembly will bring together various stake
holders, including representatives from the church:
police; ministry of national security: judiciary; medias
and medical professionals. Phe participants will dis-
cuss issues related to crime, crime prevention and
crime fighting, with the purpose of creating an Out
come Document of action-orientated solutions and
suggestions for police, government officials and the
wider community to potentially rmplement

“The unacceptably high murder rate, together

with patterns and trends in other serious crime,
including crimes against persons and property, has
heightened anxiety, insecurity and fear of crime in
Bahamian citizens and residents alikes Mr Turn
quest said. “Unfortunately it has also put a negative
spotlight on our country internationally.”
* Minister Turnquest further remarked that the
Bahamas “must be seen as a law-abiding, safe and
secure country, or it stands to lose its share in these
markets (global tourism and financial services) ina
highly competitive global economy.”

Acknowledging that crime is nota political issue,
Mr Turnquest also questioned the role of wide1
social groups and institutions in contributing solu-
tions to the crime problem.

FROM page one

the Bank of the Bahamas,

E-mails

Ministry event

~The crime situation raises issues about how suc-
cessfully former inmates are being rehabilitated and
reintegrated tnto society, and whether the rate of
recidivism is too high,” he said. “It raises issues
about whether as a country and society, we are
doing all we can do to inculcate values and morals
into our children and youth, to make them stand
strong agaist external cultural influences. It also
raises Issues concerning the state of our families and
extended families.”

Mr Purnquest will rap up the two-day Assembly
with a commentary on the findings of the sessions
and the overall Outcome Document. And, the min-
ister noted that having the Assembly does not mean
that the government is seeking “to delegate any
part of its responsibility for fighting crime and crim-
inality.”

Rather, he continued, the approach the govern-'

ment ts taking acknowledges “that crime is not a
matter for the police alone,” and that all stakehold-
ers must participate in creating solutions.

The minister also took time yesterday to recognize
police efforts to combat crime, mentioning new
eftorts such as, the Neighbourhood Community
policing Programme, the launching of the Victim

Support Unit and the training of Reserve Police

Officers who serve on Family Islands.

achieved yet, so luckily in this
particular case we were able to
inform our clientele very quick-
ly,” she said.

explained that the fake site does
not have a bankbahamason-
line.com address but an
“accountsalert.bankbahamason-
line” one.

“It was recognised that this

was a ‘phishing’ attack, a method
used by online fraudsters to swin-
dle people out of their money and
over the years it has been tried
and tested and it has improved,
but perfection has not been

Ms Forbes said that the fake e-
mail letter addresses recipients as
“dear members” informing them
that during one of the bank’s reg-
ular automatic verification pro-
cedures a technical problem was

encountered, caused by the fact
that the information provided
during registration could not be
verified.

The e-mail states that because
of this technical problem the
accounts of customers have gen-
erated some errors and need to
be updated.

The letter then requires recip-
ients to follow all instructions giv-

ats e d en in the e-mail by logging into
. the fake web site.

Race ; “People can be deceived and

there have been reported cases
for Clarks and of this occurring at other institu-
Shoe Village Shoe Stores.

tions throughout the Bahamas.
Please fax your applications to

are trying to ensure that the pub-

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or mail to

place and we’ve informed our
customers and non-customers, we

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lic is aware that this is fraudu-
lent,” she said.

So far, Ms Forbes said, there
have been no reports of Bank of
Bahamas’ customers having fallen
for this e-mail trap.

The matter has been reported
to the appropriate authorities.

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FROM page one

entire years 2005 and 2006.

The 81 reported rapes this year has already sur-
passed the entire total for 2006 (72), and is virtually
equal to the total for 2005, which was 82. While, the
25 reported attempted rapes this year has already
surpassed the total for 2006 (23) and that for 2005
(23).

The number of cases of unlawful sexual inter-
course this year too seems poised to exceed the
totals for 2005 and 2006. In 2005, 189 cases were
reported with 208 cases being reported in 2006.
With 165 cases of unlawful sexual intercourse being
reported thus far this year, at this rate, some 248
cases would be the projected total for this catego-
ry of crime by the end of the year.

The increase in sex crimes this year coincides
with the report by the United Nations and World
Bank earlier this year, which revealed that three of
the top 10 rape rates in the world are in the
Caribbean; with the Bahamas said to have the

follows: housebreaking is down 4 per cent; shop-
breaking is up 7 per cent; stealing is unchanged;
stolen vehicles is down six per cent; burglary is up
34 per cent; and stealing from vehicles is up 58 per
cent. "

The overall increase in all property crimes is 5
per cent. ;

The crime of stealing from vehicles this year
(675) too already has surpassed the entire total
for 2006 (599) and is nearly past the 2005 total of
698.

The much discussed murder count of 54 for this
year is already past the 2005 total of 52, and is
poised to surpass the 60 from 2006.

The Bahamas with a population of around
320,000 is set to eclipse 80 murders this year, join-
ing the company of some of the most violent cities
in the US.

Preliminary data for 2006 from the Federal

Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reveals Birming-
ham, Alabama with a population of 233.577 people,
had 104 murders last year; Oakland, California

highest rate of reported incidents of sexual vio-
lence per 100,000 of population, per year. This has
led the Women’s Crisis Centre to hold a regional
conference later this month to address what can
mildly be described as a national crisis.

The surprising increases in crimes against prop-
erty are led by a 34 per cent increase in burglaries
and a 58 per cent increase in stealing from vehicles.

with a population of 398,834 people, had 104 mur-
ders; and Newark, New Jersey with a population of
280,877 had 105 murders.

The release of these local statistics reveal that the
fear of crime in the Bahamas is justified, and new
initiatives by police may only in part address a
wider national shift of the Bahamas becoming.a
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mi warnings were issued for much
of the Indian Ocean region,
according to Associated Press.

The 8.2-magnitude quake off
Sumatra badly damaged build-

ings along the coast and could be’

felt in at least four countries, with
tall buildings swaying as far as
1,200 miles away.

It was followed by a series of
powerful ‘aftershocks, the
strongest of which registered at
a magnitude of 6.6 and triggered
a second tsunami alert for
Indonesia, the meteorological
agency reported.

At least seven people were
killed in three Sumatran towns,
Social Affairs Department offi-
cial Felix Valentino told the news
portal detik.com. Phone lines and
electricity also were cut. Most of
the damage appeared to be from
the quake.

A wave of up to 9 feet was
reported to have struck the city of
Padang about 20 minutes after
the initial quake, said Suhardjono,
an official with Indonesia’s mete-
orological agency, who goes by
only one name.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning
Center also reported that a small
tsunami hit Padang.

Several buildings in Padang
were damaged and at least one
car showroom collapsed, accord-
ing to the news Web site
detik.com, which said people
were searching to see if anyone
was inside. It did not say whether
the quake or wave caused the
damage. Suhardjono said com-
munication with the area was dif-
ficult.

At least one person was killed
and dozens injured in Bengkulu,
the town closest to the epicenter,
local government official Sala-
mun Harius told El Shinta radio.

Residents in Bengkulu, where
at least one building was demol-
ished, said the quake triggered
panic and that people ran inland.

“Everyone is running out of
their houses in every direction,”
said Wati Said, who spoke by cell
phone standing outside her house.
“We think our neighborhood is
high enough. God willing, if the
water comes, it will not touch us
here.”

“Communication is cut, we
can’t call out,” she added. “I don’t
know how you contacted us.

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The quake could be felt in the
Indonesian capital, Jakarta, 375
miles away, where office work-
ers streamed down the stairwells
of tall, swaying buildings. It also
caused tall buildings to sway in
neighboring Malaysia, Singapore

_ and Thailand.

The undersea quake hit at
about 6:10 p.m. (7:10 am. EDT),
the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was centered 80 miles south-
west of Sumatra island at a depth
of 18.6 miles.

“Earthquakes of this size have
the potential to generate a wide-
spread destructive tsunami that
can affect coastlines across the
entire Indian Ocean Basin,” the
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
said, warning that waves could
hit Indonesia and Australia with-
in an hour, and Sri Lanka and
India within three hours.

It lifted the alert for Indonesia
about two hours later, saying
there was no longer a potential
for a destructive wave.

An official with Thailand’s
National Disaster Warning Cen-
ter, Passakorn Khanthasap, said it
had sent cell phone text messages
alerting hundreds of officials in
six southern provinces.

In India, officials said nothing
was felt in the remote Andaman
and Nicobar islands, some of
which are just 150 miles north of
Sumatra.

The Indian government issued
a tsunami alert for the islands,
and officials were telling local
authorities to take precautions,
said Dharam Pal, the regional
relief commissioner.

In Australia, the tsunami warn-
ing was lifted after only small ris-
es in the sea level were measured
at Cocos Island and the Christ-

mas Islands. But officials warned

residents to stay away from the.
ocean, warning that dangerous
waves and currents could still
affect beaches, harbors and rivers
for several hours.

Indonesia, the world’s largest
archipelago, is prone to. seismic
upheaval due to its location on
the so-called Pacific “Ring of
Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault
lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

In December 2004, a massive
earthquake struck off Sumatra
island and triggered a tsunami
that killed more than 230,000
people in a dozen countries,
including 160,000 people in
Indonesia’s westernmost province
of Aceh.

Health Ministry says cholera
outbreak still contained to
northern iraq but could spread

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A CHOLERA outbreak in northern Iraq has so far been limited to
three provinces but could spread south, a Health Ministry official said
Wednesday, according to Associated Press.

Since the disease broke out in mid-August, 10 people have died and
some 700 others have been confirmed with cholera, said Adel Muhsin,
the Health Ministry’s inspector general.

Another 11,000 are suffering from such symptoms as severe diar-

rhea and vomiting, Muhsin said.

Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease that is typically spread by drink-
ing contaminated water and can cause severe diarrhea that in extreme

cases can lead to fatal dehydration.

Worst hit has been the city of Sulaimaniyah, in the province of the
same name, which has seen 4,600 cases of diarrhea and 300 cases of
cholera, said Sherko Abdullah, the head of the regional health ministry
department. Nine of the 10 deaths have been in the city, he said.

It has also been reported in the northern provinces of Irbil and

Tamim.

“No new cases have been discovered yet in other parts in Iraq and it
is not impossible this will happen, but we are taking steps to contain and
prevent the disease from spreading to other areas,” Muhsin said.

Last week, United Nations Development Program official Paolo
Lembo said the outbreak was caused by the “inadequacy of the water

.supply system and deteriorated infrastructure” of the area.

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JAPANESE PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a meeting room after announcing his resignation at a
nationally televised press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. Abe said he would resign, end-
ing a year-old government that has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.

Move comes after

JAPANESE Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe announced
Wednesday he will resign, end-
ing a troubled year-old gov-
ernment that has suffered a
string of damaging scandals
and a humiliating electoral
defeat, according to Associated
Press.

Abe said he was quitting to
pave the way for ruling and
opposition parties to work
together to approve the exten-
sion of Tokyo’s naval mission
in support of the U.S.-led oper-
ation in Afghanistan.

“In the present situation it
is difficult to push ahead with
effective policies that win the
support and trust of the pub-
lic,’ Abe said in a nationally
televised news conference. “I
have decided that we need a
change in this situation.”

Abe, a nationalist whose
support rating has plunged to
30 percent, also cited the ruling
party’s defeat in July 29 elec-
tions, in which the opposition
took control of the upper
house of Parliament.

The prime minister said he
had instructed ruling party
leaders to immediately search
for a replacement, but he did
not announce a date for his
departure from office. His for-
mer foreign minister, Taro
Aso, is considered a front-run-
ner to replace him, though Aso
said it was too soon for him to
comment.

The ruling Liberal Democ-
ratic Party announced it would
use a streamlined election
process to choose a successor.
Kyodo News agency reported
the party planned an election
for LDP. president next
Wednesday.

The party leader is guaran-
teed election as prime minister
because of the LDP’s control
of the powerful lower house
of Parliament.

The sudden resignation
came less than a month after
Abe reshuffled his Cabinet in a
bid to recover public support.
He had been adamant that he
would not step down to take
responsibility for the LDP
electoral defeat.

Abe announced his depar-
ture just as the government
faced a battle in Parliament
over whether to extend the
country’s refueling mission in
the Indian Ocean. Just days
earlier, he said he would quit if
he failed to win parliamentary
passage of legislation extend-
ing the mission.

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gested that his departure could
aid bipartisan passage of the
bill.

“I have pondered how Japan
should continue its fight
against terrorism,” Abe said
Wednesday. “I now believe we
need change. So Japan must
continue its fight against ter-
rorism under a new prime min-
ister.”

The United States has
turned up the pressure on
Japan to extend the mission.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Schieffer met with Cabinet
officials, including Foreign
Minister Nobutaka Machimu-
ra, earlier Wednesday to make
Washington’s case for exten-
sion.

The plenary session of the
lower house was to be delayed
until at least Friday, and the
opposition criticized Abe for
quitting just as the session was
to heat up.

“I’ve been a politician for
nearly 40 years, but I think this
is the first time that a prime
minister has remained in office
after the ruling party lost a
majority ... and expressed his
resignation right before par-
liamentary questioning,” said
Ichiro Ozawa, leader of the
opposition Democratic Party
of Japan. °

Ambitious

Abe, at 52 Japan’s youngest
postwar prime minister, came
into office a year ago with
ambitious plans: to repair
frayed relations with Asian
neighbors, revise the 1947 paci-
fist constitution, and bolster
Japan’s role in international
diplomatic and military affairs.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry
statement praised Abe for pre-
siding over a “clear improve-
ment” in relations that nose-
dived under Abe’s predeces-
sor, Junichiro Koizumi, and
called for continued closer ties.
South Korea was similarly pos-
itive.

In Washington, Gordon
Johnroe, spokesman for the
White House’s National Secu-
rity Council, said: “ President
Bush and Prime Minister Abe
have had a good working rela-
tionship. the U.S. and Japan

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remain strong and steadfast
allies, and we look forward to
working with the new govern-
ment as it’s formed.”

Abe, whose grandfather was
premier and whose father was
a foreign minister, initially met
with success in fence-mending
trips last autumn to China and
South Korea.

He also passed laws bolster-
ing patriotic education and
upgrading the Defense
Agency to a full ministry for
the first time since World War
I.

But a string of scandals start-
ing late last year quickly erod-
ed his support. Four Cabinet
ministers have been forced to
resign over the past nine
months, and one — his first
agriculture minister — com-
mitted suicide over a money
scandal.

Abe’s government also has
been fiercely criticized over
some 50 million missing pen-
sion records.

Support for the political blue
blood was also damaged by his
concentration on ideological
issues — such as patriotism
and constitutional reform —
at a time when many Japanese
are concerned over the widen-
ing gap between rich and poor
and other bread-and-butter
worries.

In such a weakened state,

Abe may have feared he:

wouldn’t have the clout to win
passage of the Afghan mission,
said Eiken Itagaki, a political
analyst and writer.

“He has run out of political
capital,” Itagaki said. “So he
bolted, in the hope that a more
experienced successor can save
the mission, and sort out the
mess.”

It also was a sharp reversal
of fortunes for the ruling party,
which has controlled Japan
almost uninterruptedly since it
was formed in 1955.

Abe succeeded the wildly
popular Koizumi, who led the
LDP to a landslide victory in
elections for the powerful low-
er house in 2005.

Though Aso is considered a
front-runner to succeed Abe, it
is not clear whether he has the
political clout and popular sup-
port to stop the LDP’s slide in
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GREAT apes have rich
emotional lives and share
strong family bonds. They
laugh when they are tickled,
cry when they grieve. They can
make and use tools. They
think about their past and plan
for their future, according to
Associated Press.

But many won't have a
future to plan for, conserva-
tionists say. ,

The Western Gorilla — the
most common gorilla in the
world — is now "critically
endangered," just one step
away from global extinction,
according to the 2007 Red List
of Threatened Species

released Wednesday by the
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hunting, civil unrest and habi-
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tations are compounding the
problem, said the Swiss-based
group, known by its acronym,
IUCN.

"Great apes are our closest
living relatives and very special
creatures," Russ Mittermeier,
head of IUCN's Primate Spe-
cialist Group, told The Asso-
ciated Press. "We could fit all
the remaining great apes in the
world into two or three large
football stadiums. There just
aren't very many left."

The list revealed that the
Gharial Crocodile and the
Redheaded Vulture also are
fighting for a future. The
Yangtze River Dolphin's whis-
tle may have already been
silenced.

In all, 16,306 species are




threatened with extinction, 188
more than last year, IUCN
said. One in four mammals is
in jeopardy, as is one in eight
birds, a third of all amphibians
and 70 percent of the plants
that have been studied.

"Life on Earth is disappear-
ing fast and will continue to
do so unless urgent action is
taken," the IUCN warned.

The Western Gorilla's main
subspecies — the Western Low-
land Gorilla — has been deci-
mated by the Ebola virus,
which has wiped out about a
third of the gorillas found in
protected areas over the last
15 years.

"In the last 10 years, Ebola
is the single largest killer of
apes. Poaching is a close sec-
ond," said Peter Walsh, a
member of IUCN's Primate
Specialist Group, told the AP.

"Ebola is knocking down
populations to a level where
they won't bounce back. The
rate of decline is dizzying," he
said. "If it continues, we'll lose
them in 10-12 years."

Christina Ellis, coordinator
of the African Great Apes
program for the World Wide
Fund for Nature, concurred.

"Up to 90 percent of popu-
lations in northern (Republic
of) Congo and south east
Cameroon died with the last
few outbreaks," she told AP.

Female gorillas only start
reproducing at the age of 9 or
10 and only have one baby
about every five years. Walsh

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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, by the World Conservation Union revealed that the Western Gorilla and the
Gharial Crocodile are fighting for their future.

decades to bounce back.
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sions or ripped apart by boat
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reduced its habitat to just 2
percent of its former range.

The woolly stalked begonia
is the only species declared |
extinct this year. Extensive
searches have failed to uncov-
er any specimens ofthe
Malaysian herb;in ‘the last cén-
tury, IUCN said.

Only one species moved to a
lesser category of threat. One
of the world's rarest parrots
15 years ago, the Mauritius
Echo Parakeet, eased back
from “critically endangered"
to "endangered" as a result of
close monitoring of its nesting
sites and supplementary feed-
ing combined with a captive
breeding and release program.

The IUCN says 785 species
have disappeared over the last
500 years. A further 65 are
found only in artificial settings,
like zoos.

The Red List, produced by a
worldwide network of thou-
sands of experts, includes some
41,000 species and subspecies
around the globe.

The total number of species
is unknown but is widely esti-
mated at 15 million. Only
about 1.75 million have been
documented. Many will be
extinct even before they are
discovered. : .

"If we continue to destroy
the natural world, we are
undermining the very systems
upon which we ourselves
depend for survival," Mitter-
meier said.

"We would likely survive
the extinction of the great
apes, but they are symbolic of
our general mismanagement
of the natural environment,
which is now coming to a head
with the climate crisis, water
shortages in many parts of the
world (and) increased vulner-
ability to natural disasters."

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@ BENING

BEIJING showed off its
new multibillion-dollar airport
terminal Wednesday — a mam-
moth glass and steel structure
with a gracefully sloping roof
that the owners said is meant
to impress visitors to China's
capital for the 2008 Olympics,
according to Associated Press.

Terminal 3 at the Beijing
Capital International Airport
is a centerpiece project for the
Olympics designed to relieve
the overloaded airport's other
two terminals and accommo-
date the city's torrid growth
for the next seven years, exec-
utives with the airport's state-
run holding company said at a
tour for foreign media.

The terminal, which is

scheduled to open for testing —

in February and full operation
in July, is outfitted with a
state-of-the-art baggage han-
dling system, a rail terminal
to carry passengers into the
city and gates and a runway
capable of handling Airbus'
-huge A380 superjumbo.

Building

The terminal buiiding alone

cost 21 billion yuan (US$2.8
billion), and 35 billion yuan
(US$4.6 billion) with all the
related infrastructure added
in, the executives said.

The terminal is an “impor-
tant non-competition venue"
for the Aug. 8-24, 2008,
Olympics, said Zhang
Zhizhong, general manager of
Capital Airport Holding Co.
He said it is intended to "give
an excellent impression when
visitors arrive at the airport."

A huge undertaking, the
new terminal, its runway and
most of the related infrastruc-
ture will have been built on a
compressed timetable of four
years.

“Construction involved relo-

cating 10,000 people, 50,000
people worked on the site at
any one time, 500,000 tons of
steel were used, and a plane is
expected to take off or land
about once every 30 seconds,
according to statistics provid-
ed by the city government and
the holding company.

"The scale was our biggest
problem," said Yuan Xue-
gong, deputy head for the
expansion project's head-
quarters.

Designed by British archi-
tect Norman Foster, the build-
ing attempts to combine tra-
ditional architectural elements
with up-to-date technology.
Its red columns and muted
gold roof are meant to evoke
Beijing's imperial palaces and
temples while the US$250 mil-
lion baggage system, made by
German engineering giant
Siemens AG's China sub-
sidiary, can handle 19,000
pieces of luggage an hour, the
executives said.

Beijing desperately needs a
new airport, with the double-
digit economic growth of
recent years outstripping city
planners' original projections
and stressing the capital's
infrastructure. The capital air-
port's second terminal, which
opened eight years ago, quick-
ly reached its limits, and long
lines for check-in and flight
delays are common.

"If you fly in and out of
Terminal 2, you know what a
headache that is," said Jeff
Martin, a Florida resident and
project manager for Siemens'
baggage handling system.
"There should not be that
problem here because they've
done a lot of studies on pas-
senger flows."

Passengers using the current
airport have increased more
than 20 percent annually, to
48.6 million last year, from
21.7 million in 2000, and the
airport has risen from being
the world's 42nd to 9th busiest

Beijing shows off new, expensive
airport terminal for the Olympics

by passenger numbers,
according to the holding com-
pany.

When the new terminal is
fully operational, the airport
will be able to handle 62 mil-
lion passengers, a limit the
holding company expects to
reach in 2015.

In the meantime, with Bei-
jing's growth spurt to expect-
ed to continue well beyond
the Olympics, the holding
company is looking for space
to add another runway and
terminal to the airport, and
the city government has set
up a committee to find a site
for a second airport.

Glitches

Construction of the new ter-
minal has not been without its
glitches. Foster, the architect,
fought with Beijing city lead-
ers over colors for the roof —a
muted gold versus a brighter
hue. The 16-kilometer (10-

mile) light rail system from

the terminal to the city began
construction late and will not
be ready for testing until July,
shortly before the games, said
Chen Guoxing, the company's
vice general manager.

Villagers forced out of their
homes complained about
inadequate compensation. In
one instance, villagers hired
buses to ride to the city cen-
ter, 20 kilometers (12 miles)
away, to protest only to be
stopped by police at a subur-
ban intersection and forcibly
removed.

Zhang, the general manag-
er, said that all those relocat-
ed were adequately compen-
sated and said there had been
no appeals to government
authorities for compensation.

"The government has done
a good job taking care of the
villagers' employment, lives
and children's schooling," he
said.

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In this regard, the Department is presently accepting
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following documents:

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A WOMAN wearing a safety helmet looks on at the new terminal of Beijing's Capital International Airport,
Wednesday Sept. 12, 2007, in Beijing, China. Beijing showed off its new multibillion-dollar airport terminal
Tuesday, a mammoth structure of glass and steel with a gracefully sloping roof that the owners said
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Have you ever participated in any Junkanoo parade(s) before? (If YES please give the year and name of the group)

Explain how “integrity” relates to a judge and the parade ‘_- :





C. Given the above, are you confident that you are able to Judge a parade fairly and in an unbiased manner, based solely on your training and the presentation and performance of the groups during
the parades? _Yes__or_No

Do you see Judging of Junkanoo Parades as a National contribution and civic duty? Yes or No

Do you know of any reason that would disqualify you for being allowed to Judge any parade? Yes or No



D. MEDICAL INFORMATION
Please note this section is for insurance and medical emergency purpose ONLY

Do you have any medical condition(s) that might prevent you from judging? (EG: asthma, heart condition, diabetes, hypertension, optical, hearing, etc.) If YES please explain and list any medication

that you take for that condition. _











Are you allergic to any specific medicine? (If yes please list)



| understand that | may be liable to take a medical examination to determine my abilities in areas related to my ability to judge the parade and agree to the same.

Emergency Contact (LIST 2 PERSONS TO CONTACT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY)





1. Name Relationship

Telephone __(W) (H) CC)

2. Name Relationship

Telephone (W) (H) (C)
Declaration

1, declare that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I further agree that I am of sound mind and body and pledge to be sober during the parade and to abide by all of

the rules, regulations and assignments set forth by JCNP or its assigns. I further understand and accept the full responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the information that I have herein

provided, and accept full and complete responsibility for the same. If any of the information is found to be false and or misleading, either prior during or after a parade that I have Judged, I
render my self incapable of judging again in the future, and agree to stand liable for any such act, and that any and all scores tendered by me will be discarded.

APPLICANT SIGANTURE DATE



PASTE
PHOTO HERE

Completed applications should be submitted to the

Ministry of Culture, Morro Castle, Attention Mrs. Joan Henderson on
or before Friday, September 28, 2007
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Wounded bats going up to bed (7)
To put another way, find the sum (3,2)
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Allowed some little time (3)

A loaf of bread that takes some
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An American saloon (5)

A mistake by the filletter? (5)

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Out-of-the-way ideas (5)

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Antonio's heart is heavy (3)

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the impression that his parter had
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spade to dummy’s queen to establish
his suit. Declarer thereupon grate-
fully discarded his queen of clubs
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answer. A heart return, after winning
the king of spades, would have left
declarer without recourse, and he
would have gone down.at least two
tricks.

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the importance of signals that help
the defenders overcome the natural
advantage declarer has over the
defense.

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SEPT 13

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

You shake things up at work this
week, Aries, and it ruffles a few
feathers. Moving forward, you may
want to keep a low profile and just
get your work done.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
You will receive great news from
someone you haven’t spoken to ina
while, Taurus. Don’t wait around
for it to arrive, however — be
active and it will surprise you.

GEMINI —- May 22/Jun 21

A big announcement is made by
someone close to you, Gemini. The
news is surprising and exciting. You
will be benefitted by what this per-
son has to say.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Don’t msh a big decision you need
to make this week, Cancer. You
won’t be satisfied with the results if
you do. However, just remember to
trust your instincts.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Stop worrying about the things
you have no.control over, Leo.
Focus on the things you do, like
your finances or your relationships
with others.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

A move is coming your way but you
are not sure if you are financially
capable of pulling it off. The stars
point to a very strong factor in all
areas of money, so go for it.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Don’t be so quick to believe every-
thing you hear this week, Libra.
Otherwise you could get upset unnec-
essarily. Take things in stride because
you’re doing well all around.

SCORPIO -— Oct 24/Nov 22

‘It may seem like your emotions are

all over the place in the next few
days, but it’s only a temporary situa-
tion, Scorpio. Everything evens out
‘by Friday.

SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
Keep two steps ahead of everyone
around you at work, Sagittarius. You
certainly don’t want to be left behind,
especially since this is a crutial time
for performance reviews.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

[A lot is on your plate, so it doesn’t

need to be added to, Capricom. Ask
others you trust if they can take on
some of your responsibilities to help
you out for while.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
That goal you’ve been aiming for
finally comes to fruition, Aquarius.
Enjoy the success and every moment
of the satisfaction it brings. Others
share your joy as well.

PISCES -— Feb 19/Mar 20

A family member is in need of assis-
tance and looks to you for some guid-
ing words of wisdom. Feel honored to
have been given the responsibility.

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Potential Port buyer pledges to
create ‘billions’ in added value

* Fleming confirms offer made, with Hayward trusts agreeing to sell and meeting with St George estate set
. Financial services, medical services and education seen as potential Freeport economic growth areas
* ‘The people of eee have waited long enough’

> BBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

leading global

financial insti-

tution. and

asset manager

yesterday ‘con-

. firmed to The Tribune it had
made an offer to acquire the
entire Share capital of the
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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Ministry of Tourism

yesterday launched a new
- domestic ad campaign - “My
- Bahamas, Let’s Make It Better

- Again” - designed to highlight
to Bahamians the role they.
play in the development of the
country’s number one indus-
try.

At the official bie: held at
the British Colonial Hotel,
Tourism Minister Neko Grant
said the ministry revamped the
current ‘My Bahamas’ cam-
paign in an effort to create
greater awareness of tourism
issues and, more importantly,
‘healthy modifications in behav-

“iour where necessary.
Mr C
~ number of issues that need to

be addressed domestically to
improve the quality of service
offered by Bahamians.
_ - These include: the impor-
tance of always rendering pro-
_ fessional service to visitors and
residents alike, the need to
make more entertainment
nightlife and attractions avail-
able to guests, the many
- tourism-linked business oppor-
tunities that have yet to be ful-
ly exploited and the conse-
quences of allowing safety to
be compromised along with
- the cleanliness of the island.
“These are the types of
issues that we have accannee

- Ministry launches new
domestic ad campaign

Ltd, pledging that their vision
‘for Freeport would create “bil-
lions of dollars” in added value
for the city through a partner-
ship approach with its
licencees, people and the Gov-
ernment.

Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune

yesterday in an exclusive inter-

view that his group wanted to
leave behind the ‘historical

Neko Grant



and addressed in. brief
announcements that give solu-
tions to the problems and, in
many instances, also warn of
the consequences if we do
nothing to solve these prob-
lems,” he explained.

The campaign will take a
multi-media format with
Bahamians showcasing how
they “Make it in Tourism” in
television, radio and print
adverts.

Partnerships have been
formed with the Department
of Environmental Health and
the Humane Society to address
the cleanliness of the island
and also the stray dog prob-
lem.

“Another important educa-
tional tool on the environment

SEE page 4

Bahamas ' can do even better’
on economic freedoms

an By NEIL HARTNELL
- Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been
ranked as the 44th most eco-
nomically free nation in the

world by an annual survey, -

althou ‘h one Nassau-based

economic think-tank said yes- .
terday that this nation “should -

do even better” as its relative
standing has “progressively
declined since 1980”.

‘The Nassau Institute said:
“Even though in absolute
terms its scores have improved,
- the Bahamas’ relative stand-
ing among countries included
in the data has progressively
declined since 1980. Although
it remains in the, top third, a
long-standing democracy like
the Bahamas should do better.

“Greater economic freedom
will benefit all its citizens. We
should all be vigilant in seeking
- toensure that our elected rep-
resentatives and others in posi-
tions of influence do all in their

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Nation ranked
44th in world

power to increase it.”
The Economic Freedom of

- the World’s 2007 annual report

gave the Bahamas an overall
rating of 7.1 out of 10 for 2005.
The Bahamas scored a ‘per-
fect 10’ when it came to having
no income tax, legal system
integrity, interest rate controls
and ownership of commercial
banks.

_ Not surprisingly, the areas
where it fell down were for
having price controls, where
this nation scored just four out
of 10p; foreign exchange con-
trols, where it scored 1,5. out
of 10; zero, for there being no
freedom to own foreign cur-
rency; and 2.4 out of 10 for’the
size of its international trade
sector; and 2.7 out of 10 for
taxes as a percentage of
exports and imports.



baggage’ now burdening
Freeport, targeting financial

‘services, medical services and

the latter’s links into educa-
tion and research as industries
to drive the city’s economic
future.

Geoffrey Richards, a direc-
tor of Fleming Family & Part-
ners, a wealth management
firm for the world’s wealthiest
families, said Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s family trusts had signed

an agreement to sell their
shares in Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation
(IDC), the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd holding firm, to a
Fleming subsidiary.

He added that the potential
buyers were also set to meet
with representatives of the late
Edward St George’s estate
shortly to discuss the same
offer.

“We have an agreement

| with the Hayward family trusts

to acquire their share capital,
and we are meeting with rep-

resentatives of the St George.
estate to discuss the same pro-.

posal,” Mr Richards con-
firmed.

Mr Fleming explained. that
the group had first become
interested in Freeport and
Grand Bahama in 1993,

‘through Sir Jack and Mr St
- George, who had pppresehed

$1/2m invested in hese months

them to see if Fleming Bank
would set up operations there.
Yet the interest remained.
“There is a shortage now of
offshore financial centres, a
contraction of offshore finan-
cial centres,” Mr Fleming
explained. “The fact that this is
a ‘green field’ area island to
bring in blue-chip financial

SEE PORT, page 14



by John S George’s new owner

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

JOHN S George’s new owner yester-
day told The Tribune he had invested
$500,000 in upgrading three store sites
since he-acquired the retail chain in July,
and was moving to segment its product
offering by setting up separate John S
George and ACE Hardware outlets at
Independence Drive and Lyford Cay.

Andrew Wilson, the retail entrepreneur

* Retail chain moves to segment product categories by creating

who also owns the Quality Business Cen-
tre (QBC) chain and a host of other

Bahamian retail formats, said he had
moved to establish separate John S
George and ACE Hardware stores at the
Lyford Cay Shopping Centre and Inde-

pendence Shopping Centre.

At Lyford Cay, the existing John S
George store was close to being fully con-
verted into an ACE Hardware outlet,
while the John S George format is being .

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relocated to another part of the same ~
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Mr Wilson added that a Radio Shick
outlet, for which he holds the Bahamas
franchise, was also set to open in the
Lyford Cay Shopping centre, the formal
opening date for all three stores being

separate JSG and ACE stores at Lyford Cay, Independence Drive
* JSG Wholesale moves to Independence, after Palmdale
warehouse sold to D’Albenas
* Lyford Cay, Palmdale upgrades completed by October 15,
with Independence opening end of September
-* Chain looking to hire 20 more sa

“All of that we have scheduled for Octo-
ber 15,” Mr Wilson confirmed. “Every-
thing will be completed well in time for the
holiday season.

“In both the Independence Shopping
Centre and the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-

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Resort must

‘recapitalise

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

onstruction on the
Chub Cay Club in
the Berry Islands
has slowed down as
the developers of the $250 mil-

lion resort scramble to re-cap-

italise the project following the
real estate downturn in Flori-
da.

Walt McCory, one of the
project’s developers, told Tri-
bune Business that they had
put in place very extensive
infrastructure on the island
which cost them more than $16
million. This included an

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underground utility plant, five
large generators and a large
waste water plant.

He explained that those
improvements cut heavily into
their cash flow.

“We were relying on the
proceeds from each real estate
sale to-go towards the project
construction, but since real
estate sales have slowed down,
we have had to pay out of
pocket for things and unfortu-
nately we do not have bottom-
less pockets.”

Mr McCory said that,
because of the financial con-
cerns, the company elected to
slow construction down, but
stressed that there is no plan to
pull out or downsize their
plans.

“We are in the midst of
recapitalising. We are hopeful
that this can be completed
within 60 days, at which time
we expect to pick up the pace
of construction again.”

Mr McCory admitted that
the developers are slightly
behind in their payments for
the contractors on the island.

“We’ve paid over $10 mil-
lion for the work that has been
done already, but we have fall-
en a bit behind. But we are
working to catch up.”

Mr McCory said they have
been open and upfront with all
of their contractors about the
situation and have asked for
their understanding.

“But we have nothing to
hide, and we are answering all
of their concerns and keeping
them informed,” he said.

Mr McCory also stressed
that the developers had seen
a seamless transition after the
change in government follow-



ing the May 2 general election
and said that they looked for-
ward to having the positive
relationship continue.

He added that, while Chub
Cay is obviously experiencing a
delay, the project will likely be
completed on time.

“We had previously been
working at an accelerated pace
so, while we have lost some
time, we are not too far off
schedule.”

He noted that, within the
past few weeks, they had
begun to see an increase in
sales activity which makes
them confident that they will
be able to sell all their units.

The workforce employedon |

the island had been reduced
from a peak of over 400 lo
about 100 persons presently,
The Tribune had been told.

The area’s MP, Vincent
Peet, had expressed concern
about the impact the slowdown
in construction might have had
on the island’s economy.

Construction on Phase One
of the Chub Cay Marina and
Resort began in May, 2005,
and the first 57 villas were
scheduled for completion by
Spring, 2006.

The marina, which is being
enlarged to accommodate
mega-yachts, has been com-
pletely drained to allow for the
expeditious expansion of size
and depth.

The project includes a mari-
na expansion of up to 200 slips
with a minimum depth of 12
feet; 57 two-storey villa-style
homes; a members-only club-
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Bahamas
exporters face
uncompetitive

tarifis over EPA

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



he Bahamian fish-

eries industry will

face tax increases of

8-12 per cent on its
exports to France and the
European Union (EU) next
year if this nation and others
fail to complete the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with Brussels by December 31,
2007, the EU Trade Commis-
sioner has warned.

Peter Mandelson told a
European Parliament commit-
tee that if the 76-member
African, pacific and Caribbean
(ACP) group of countries
failed to complete the EPA in
time for its scheduled imple-
mentation on January 1, 2008,
they would instead face the
less-favourable EU General
System of Preferences (GSP).

He said the trade benefits
ACP members would receive
under. the GSP would be far
less favourable than under the
EPA, and The Tribune under-
stands that because it is con-
sidered a developed country,
the Bahamas would not even
receive these.

Instead, its exporters, such
as the seafoods industry and
Polymers International, are
likely to be exposed. to the
EU’s Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) tariff, which in the fish-
eries industry’s case is 8-12 per
cent. This would increase their
prices and make them uncom-
petitive with rival imports to
the EU, and in the case of the
Bahamian fisheries industry,
cost is $60 million in exports.

Newspaper

This newspaper was told yes-
terday that Bahamian
exporters to the EU would be
in “uncharted territory” if the
Bahamas did not complete the
EPA by the year-end deadline,
something the Government
has indicated it is prepared to
miss in the interests of the

wider Bahamian economy.
The existing preference
regime faced by Bahamian
exporters is only likely to con-
tinue until it is challenged by
someone at the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) level, a
development that would then
expose them to MEN tariffs.

Head

Anthony McKinney, head of

seafoods wholesaler Paradise
Fisheries, indicated that he and
others in the industry had been
concerned about a Tribune

_ interview with Zhivargo Laing,

the minister responsible for

trade issues. The minister of

state for finance said the Gov-
ernment would not sacrifice
the wider Bahamian econo-
my’s interests and rush to sign
the EPA by its 2007 year-end
deadline just to preserve the
fisheries industry’s duty-free
access to the EU market.

“At this point in time, I’m
speaking with the rest of my
colleagues in the industry,” Mr
McKinney said. “We certainly
want to find a definite position
from the Government in terms
of what they’re going to do. It
certainly is a concern to us, and
is something we will be moni-
toring as it affects our industry.

“It’s certainly not a situation
we want to be in. It’s not a
good situation for the industry
to be in. The Bahamas has to
promote its industries. How
many are there? What indus-
tries we do have, we must try
to protect and promote them.”

The fisheries industry fears it
may lose $60 million worth of
export business with the EU,
chiefly France, if the Bahamas
does not sign the EPA by
deadline. The agreement is due
to take effect by January 1,
2008, and failing to sign could
cost the sector duty-free access,
raising the price of their prod-
ucts compared to rival pro-
ducers and making them
uncompetitive.

’Mr McKinney said the

Bahamas was the world-leader
in exports of spiny lobster to
the EU and France,
Bahamian fisheries exporters
lost their duty-free market
access, a tax of between 8-12
per cent was likely to be added
on to their prices.

This would give rival export-
ing countries the opportunity
to seize business from the
Bahamas and reduce this
nation’s EU market share by
obtaining duty-free access
themselves.

Mr McKinney pointed out
that Bahamian lobster was
already relatively expensive,
and if this nation lost its EU
market, the only alternative
destination was the US. As a
result, the US would become

flooded with an oversupply of

Bahamian crawfish and other
products, causing a price drop
and fall in revenues and profits
for all concerned.

Money

‘It’s a lot of money.” Mr
McKinney said of the $60 mil-
lion in seafoods exports the
Bahamas sent to Europe every
year, “and it’s hard foreign cur-
rency.

“It’s not like other activities
where only 10 per cent or 5 per
cent of customer spend stays
in the Bahamian econonyy. It’s
hard currency going into buy-
ing something that we're devel-
oping.”

Signing on to the EPA
would also mean the Bahamas
could lose $10-$14 million in
annual tax revenues through

allowing EU imports to enter

duty free, but it would be able
to maintain duty-free access
for its exporters, and a $20 mil-
lion positive trade balance with
the EU.

Currently, the Bahamas
exports $66.315 million worth
of products to the EU, based
on 2004 figures, and imports
$42.93 million. Some $35 mil-
lion of the Bahamas’ exports
are seafood products.

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Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2001

Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science, 1996

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Appointments

Medical Staff - Oral and Malillofacial Surgery, 2007
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and Cook Children’s
Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Clinical Fellow, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2002
Cornell Medical Center, New York

Lecturer, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2001-2002
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Academic Honors

Recipient. 2006 Straumann Resident Scientific Presentation Agana in Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery

Recipient, 2005 Windent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Scholarship Award
Recipient, 1999 Organization of American States Fellowship Award for Public
Health

Current Research

Role of gabapentin in the reduction of paresthesia/dysesthesia associated with
bilateral sagittal split osteotomies

Immediate provisionalization of dental implants

Alternative practice in the management of frontal sinus fractures

Oral and maxillofacial manifestations of herpes zoster virus

Oral and maxillofacial dissessment and surgical management of desmoplastic fibroma
of the mandible

Publications/Presentations

Research, presentations and abstracts include the following topics: dental implants,
frontal sinus management, orthognathic surgical management of dentofacial
anomalies, condylar fracture management, and mandibular reconstruction.

Membership/Licensure/Certification

Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Association

Member, Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, Texas Dental Association

Licensed tn the state of Texas

‘Trained and Certified in ATLS, ACLS and BLS

Language Skills
Proficient in Spanish

‘rom: His mom, Rose J. Humes who prays
for him daily and loves him dearly.


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Dollar down,
sold rises
in Europe

LONDON (AP) — The US
dollar hit a record low against
the euro and was lower most
against other major currencies
in European trading Wednes-
day. Gold rose.

The euro hit an all-time high
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in July.

The euro was quoted at
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL ere

CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house is less than 5 year
4) old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
ar 4 ving room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant improvements or deterioration
‘| evident. The property is very well drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are

Appraisal: $167,580.00

The es oe is situate off the front street, Murphy Town Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining
{ area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00





clearly delineated.





~— Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the
1st corner on the left then 1st right, nouee. is oe on your right with garage.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
| being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
| home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry
{ room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and
| front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $235,638.00

This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION

| All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated on the Island.of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s
waa Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000
“4 Sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom,
e frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and covered
porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in
good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and
planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.







APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known
| and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of

| New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence
| consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the posibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5
foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith aes Complex, then first left again after passing
clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.





VACANT PROPERTIES

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning.
This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities
and services available.



Appraisal: $37, 440.00

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family - single family:

‘. Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on.the North Side of Hill Side Road.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258, 064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family
development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the
property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine
indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of larid of approximately 26 acres.

* NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning
and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete
floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant
and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00

For ee of sale and other information contact

Salis White @ 502-3077 email philip. white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 * email harry.collie@scotiabank.com @ Fax 356-3851
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NEW PROVIDENCE

LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Aperalsal $258,000.00

The subject property
.s con-sisting of 8,400
\\ square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
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building is of sound
construction and
completed in its
ssintivety: The around floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen,
dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one
bath, living and dining areas.

Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn left onto first paved
road opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with
chain linked fence.

SANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.

BOWES COVE OFF BERNARD ROAD
LOT D Appraisal: $50,000.00

All that lot of land being referred to as the plot and attached to
the end of this report being marked. The property is Lot D and is
situated in Bowe’s Cove Subdivision, a said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence, Bahamas.

From Village Road heading East, third corner on the right off
Bernard Road, property located at the end of paved road. The
property is rectangular.in shape. ="

The property has an area of 5, 403 square feet.



No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

Ali that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being fot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as

Situate in the Western District

on the island of New
Providence.

Located on the subject
property is a newly
constructed single story

structure comprising 6,000

‘ feet of living space with a three Car Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

FREEPORT

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2007, PAGE 7B

FREEPORT

LOT 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The. subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
/feet. Situated on __ this
|property is a single story
f single family dwelling of
; 2,800 square feet of living


















front porch, a large foyer, a
“sunken living room with
fireplace and chimney, a
aS dining area, a_ full service
kitchen, a family room with adjoining ftaundry and storage room. A
hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three auxillary bedrooms
with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in closet and private
bathroom.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,

Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2,
Greening Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot
contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.



DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000. 00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level
ground and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft.
and is in a single family residential area.

FAMILY ISLANDS

Appraisal: $108,000.00

ABACO

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY sone ABACO.

Ra HOMO AAG ANAT

The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape.
The land is elevated
, approximately 15 ft above
| road level and
‘approximately 25 ft above
‘sea level. Located on this
. property is a twenty-year-
.old three bedroom, two
, bathroom, living, dining,

kitchen and laundry room heuee: The structure requires much
attention.












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EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00

CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
\ The subject property is located









Situated
residence

20,000 square feet.
thereon is a

accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility

‘y \ bath guest cottage of 600

a
4 \ square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket

fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

BAHAMA SOUND 10,

EXUMA Appraisal: $20,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lots 12571 and 12572, Bahama Sound of Exuma

10, total area of 20,000 square feet. Bahama Sound is a sudivision
situate at the southwestern portion of the Forest Estate between the
settlements of Southside and Richmond Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

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NEW YORK (AP) —

Wheat prices climbed further

into record territory Wednes-

day alter the Agriculture

Department projected that

United States stockpiles will

dwindle to 33-year lows by the

end of the crop year.

Meanwhile, energy prices
continued their trek higher as
crude hit an all-time peak
above $79 a barrel. Industrial
metals were mixed, while pre-
cious metals fell modestly.

The run-up in US wheat —
which topped $9 a bushel for
the first lime ever — grows out
of months of robust demand
from foreign buyers, who are
shopping in an increasingly
tight global market and have
been willing to pay record-high
prices as aresult. Wheat crops
the world over have been dam-
aged by poor weather condi-
tions, driving more buyers to
the market.

The USDA projected
Wednesday that the country’s
stocks of wheat at the end of
the crop year will decline to
362 million bushels, the low-
est since 1973-74.

The December wheat con-
tract jumped L1.S cents to $9.02
a bushel, after rising as high as

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$9.07 a bushel.

Separately, the USDA also
said private exporters reported
sales of 168,000 metric tons of
wheat for delivery to unspeci-
fied buyers.

Corn and soybean prices
also rose sharply. The USDA
forecast corn production will
reach a healthy 13.3 billion
bushels, up 254 million bushels
from last month’s estimate.
The agency trimmed it§ soy-
bean production forecast, how-
ever, by six million bushels to
2.6 billion bushels based on
prospects for lower crop yields,
particularly in the South. Soy-
bean ending stocks are esti-
mated at a slim 215 million
bushels, down five million
bushels from the August esti-
mate and 61 per cent below
last year’s level.

US farmers planted a huge
corn crop this year to take
advantage of what were
record-high prices at the start
of 2007, driven by increased
demand for corn for ethanol,
and cut back their soybean
plantings as a result.

December corn added 8.75
cents to $3.50 a bushel, while
November soybeans swelled
20.5 cents to $9.41 a bushel.

Elsewhere, oil prices surged
after the Energy Information
Administration reported a

huge draw on the nation’s
crude inventories. Crude stock-
piles sank by 7.1 million barrels
last week, while gasoline inven
tories fell by 700,000 barrels.
Analysts surveyed by Dow
Jones Newswires had expected
a much smaller, 2.7 million
barrel pull on crude invento-
ries and a 500,000-barre]
decline in gasoline supplies,

Light, sweet crude for Octo
ber delivery jumped 43 cents to
$78.66 a barrel on the New
York Mercantile Exchange,
after earlier spiking to $79.29 a
barrel. Gasoline futures dipped
0.26 cents to $1.9785 a gallon.

Precious metals gave back
some of the strong gains made
Tuesday. December gold
dropped $4.40. an ounce to
$716.60 on the Nymex, while
December silver fell 13.5 cents
to $12.70 an ounce.

Copper prices sagged on a
hefty rise in inventories and
after union workers at South-
ern Copper Corp. mines in
Peru postponed a strike.
according to a Dow Jones
Newswires report. Copper on
the London Metal Exchange
fell 1.7 per cent, while the
Nymex December contract
dropped 3.15 cents to $3.356 a
pound.

Other industrial metals were
mixed on the LME.

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Some small businesses see signs

that credit is harder to come by

quarterly financial updates.

“They don’t want to extend
themselves too far. They want
to keep their finger on the
pulse,” DiMarco said. “I guess
I don’t blame them.”

He’s also noticed that banks
are requiring another layer of
scrutiny on applications. A
bank employee “now needs to
get another second approval
from his or her supervisor.
They are being much more
strict internally ... for obvious
reasons, based on the last three
or four months.”

Getting credit can be hard
for a small business. even in
more secure times, and new
enterprises often find it’s
impossible to get financing
from a bank. DiMarco has
found smaller, community
banks more welcoming for a
small business than big nation-
al banks: he said they seem
more willing to lend.

A nationwide survey by the
National Federation of Inde-
pendent Business of its mem-
bers found that seven per cent
of respondents reported loans

were harder to get in recent
months. That’s up from five
per cent in July, but NFIB
Chief Economist William

Dunkelberg noted that this is

still a very low percentage.

“We can’t find anything that
says people are having trou-
ble,” he said.

Still, talk to some individual
business owners, and they can
supply anecdotal evidence of
tighter credit.

Loan

Doug Lewis, owner of Allen
Creek Farm in Burkesville,
Ky., said it was taking so long
for a bank to approve a loan
for him to buy eight furnaces
for the houses where he raises
chickens that he had to turn to
a leasing company that was
willing to finance the purchase
of four of the furnaces.

Lewis said he’s been paying
off a loan he took out nine
years ago when he started the
business, but the bank so far
hasn't given him an OK on his

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latest request. “I guess they

just got to be careful,” he said.

He’s still hoping the bank:
will come through with a loan;
if not, he’ll go back to the leas-
ing company and seek financ-
ing for the rest of the equip-
ment he needs.

Deana Wallace and her hus-
band Gordon have run into the
kind of problems in getting
credit that new business own-
ers almost universally face.
When they bought a Sign-a-
Rama franchise in Flint, Mich.,
earlier this year, “we had a
tough time getting anybody”
to lend any money, Deana
Wallace said.

Wallace said the couple was
previously self-employed and
had a good credit history. But,
while they also had a great deal
of assets, “we’re real estate rich
but cash poor,” she said.

The couple had hoped to
obtain credit to pay for equip-
ment they needed, but when
they were turned down, they
had to put more of their own
money down and pay interest
of 30 per cent to lease the
equipment. Wallace said that
earlier this year, they also ran
into resistance when they tried
to get a business credit card;
although they had their own
personal cards, they were given
a credit line of just $1,000.

“You can eat that up ina
day,” Wallace said. Last
month, she asked for a larger
credit line, and was turned
down at first.

After Wallace threatened to
close the account, the credit
card company relented, but her
credit line is still a relatively
small $3,500.

What was particularly frus-
trating was the fact that Wal-
lace’s business was paying its
bills on time, so had established
a good record.

“They're just really tighten-
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said.

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European |
stocks end
higher

@ By TIM FALCONER



LONDON (AP) — Euro-
pean shares rose Wednesday,
paced by oil stocks after the
price of crude oil- reached a
record high. Telecommunica-
tions companies also gained
after Merrill Lynch suggested
the sector represents good val-
ue,
The United Kingdom’s
FTSE 100 Index jumped 0.4
per cent to 6,306.20, while
France’s CAC-40 Index added
0:5 per cent to 5,508.01. Ger-
many’s DAX Index gained 0.2
per cent to 7,472.99.

Despite Wednesday’s
advance, investors are still jit-
tery about the near-term out-
look for stocks and whether
the recent liquidity crunch will
pare back economic growth
forecasts and erode company
profits. :

“Volatility is unlikely to
diminish nor are the volumes
likely to pick up before the US
Fed cuts rates but, once it does,
it is reasonable to expect equi-
ty markets to steady,” said
Mike Lenhoff, chief market
strategist at Brewing Dolphin
Securities in London.

Oil stocks moved higher
after light sweet crude surged
to an all-time high of US$79.29
a barrel on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange following
news of a larger-than-expected
drop in US crude inventories.

The stock draw supports
concerns about a tightening
global supply and demand pic-

ture in the months ahead, a sit-
uation which even the Organi-
sation of Petroleum Exporting
Countries seems powerless to
alleviate.

OPEC promised to raise its
production quota ceiling to
27.2 million barrels a day in
November from 25.8 million
barrels currently.

In London, BP rose 0.7 per
cent, while France’s Total
jumped 0.8 per cent. Italy’s Eni
SpA rose 0.6 per cent.

Telecom stocks found favour
after the Merrill Lynch report.
The investment bank said its
top sector picks include Royal
KPN and Spain’s Telefonica.
KPN shares added 0.4 per cent,
while Telefonica gained 2.4 per
cent.

Morgan Stanley’s somber
take on the European airline
sector triggered a selloff
amongst. airline operators. The
investment bank downgraded
its rating on Deutsche
Lufthansa to underweight,
from overweight, while Air
France-KLM was cut to equal
weight from overweight.

“Revenue trends are soften-
ing on long-haul routes rela-
tive to 2005-06, while capacity
growth is increasing and busi-
ness cycle demand is peaking,
in our view,” said analysts
including Penelope Butcher in
a research note.

Air Franee-KEM-shares —.

sagged 3.4 per cent, while
Lufthansa shed 3.5 per cent.
The UK’s British Airways
tumbled 0.9 per cent.

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hold appliances and home fur-
nishings, and there will be an
ACE Hardware store dealing
with hardware and building
materials.”

At the Independence Shop-
ping Centre, Mr Wilson said
the separate John S George
store would be located at the
site previously occupied by
Pricebusters.

The pre-existing John S
George store at that shopping
centre had been closed by John
S George’s former owners, the
investor consortium formed by
ex-Freeport Concrete chief
executive Ken Hutton, about a
month before Mr Wilson
acquired the company.

Now, Mr Wilson and his
management team were re-
stocking that outlet, which they
are converting into an ACE
Paint Depot and plan to re-
open by the end of this month.

“That store is going to be
our depot, so it’s going to be an
ACE Paint Depot,” Mr Wil-
son added. “In addition, it will
also be selling hardware.” The
ACE store is undergoing a
“total remodeling”, with fix-
tures upgraded and added, and
new inventory put in place.

John S George Wholesale
will also operate from the
Independence Shopping Cen-














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tre, located at the Blue Hills
roundabout between Tonique
Williams Darling Highway and
Independence. Drive, with Mr
Wilson yesterday explaining
that he had sold the compa-
ny’s Palmdale warehouse to
the D’Albenas Agency.

Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said
renovations at John S George’s
main store in Palmdale were
also expected to be complete
by October 15, 2007. “The way
the store was structured pre-
viously, a tremendous amount
of retail square footage was
assigned to storage,” he added.

“We’ve eliminated that, and
are putting everything on the
floor. There will still be some
storage and warehouse space,
but we’ve opened up more
square retail footage. We’ve
opened up more space to take
advantage of the height of the
store. We expect to be com-
pleted by October 15.

“To date, we’ve invested
about $500,000 between all the
stores — Palmdale, Indepen-
dence Shopping Centre and
the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-
tre.

“We’re looking at refining
our categories of products. We
will continue our relationship
with ACE Hardware. We hope
to improve our home furnish-




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ings, electronics goods and
major appliances.”

Mr Wilson said John S

George was now looking to
hire an extra 20 staff due to
the store remodellings and
addition of two ACE outlets.
“We are now in need of addi-
tional staff due to a combina-
tion of retirements and people
who have left. We expect, in
the coming weeks, between
what we are doing in Palmdale,
Independence Drive and

Lyford Cay, we will be expect-

ing to hire an additional 20
employees.

“But we are prepared to
wait to find the right employ-
ees. We want to get the right
people on the bus to take John
S George forward.”

Mr Wilson added of the
store upgrades: “One of the
things about John S George
was always that it appeared to
me to.be something out of the
1960s in terms of presentation,
and we hope to bring presen-
tation to the market that
responds more authoritative-
ly to the Kelly’s and AID’s,
and also in terms of product
offering.”

The Lyford Cay ACE store
was about 95 per cent com-
plete, Mr Wilson added, and
would be completed in the
next 10 days. The store had
received new hardwood floors,
new fixtures, shelving and
counter tops, leaving it “com-
pletely refurbished”.

“The customers that are
coming in are very positive
about the store, although it has

been in something of a torn up
state,” Mr Wilson said of the
Lyford Cay move. “They’re
excited about the prospect of
having a hardware store there
to serve the needs of the com-
munity.”

Mr Wilson said had had so
far been pleased with John S
George’s sales since he took
over, saying they had met
expectations, although the gen-
eral retail environment was
starting to see a downturn.

“Retail is not as robust as it
has been over the past five to
six years. It doesn’t affect us
as much because we’re diver-
sified to a large extent, so
we’re able to withstand down-
turns.”

_The John S George owner
added that refurbishments and
upgrades to John S George’s
remaining stores at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Centre and
Cable Beach Shopping Centre
had been planned for the New
Year.

Apart from QBC, which is
regarded as the largest phone
card dealer by volume in the
Bahamas, and sells cellular and
electronics products, Mr Wil-
son also owns the Radioshack
franchise for the Bahamas,
which he acquired about one-
and-a-half years ago.

Through Quality Apparel,
Mr Wilson also owns the for-
mats 1999 Broadway, Fashion
Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for _
Men, and Just Kidding. With
the John S George acquisition,
he now employs a total staff
of about 200.

a Pe BE SES
Manageress for Custom Framing
and Art Gallery

Responsibilities:
Day to Day running of the store
Inventory Control
Day to Day sales
Computer literate

Must have a good personality

Please provide your resume to:

Andrew Aitken Frame Art
50 Madeira Street
Palmdale Ph.: 325-1771

SEAN





PUBLIC NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

All Franchise Holders:

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic Act
Statue Laws of the Bahamas, the inspection
of Public Service Vehicles will be carried
out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Monday Ist October thru
Wednesday 31st October 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles
covered by their franchise are presented for
licensing and inspection. When and owner
or operator present fewer vehicles for
licensing and inspection that is covered by
his/her franchise, the Road Traffic Authority
Board in the absence of proof will assume
that he/she no longer needs the franchise,
which are not presented at this time. The
Authority therefore, requires his/her to show
cause why 90(1), which refer to the
revocation of franchise in the Road Traffic

Act.

Further all franchise holders must produce
documentary proof to show that their
franchise is operational at the time of
licencing and inspection.

Controller
Road Traffic Department


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Oil | prices reach h $80a

for first time ‘after sovernment
reports decline in inventories

record $80 a barrel Wednes-
day afternoon after the goy-
ernment reported a surpris-
ingly large drop in crude oil
inventories and declines in

-n By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer a





NEW YORK (AP) — Oil

futures prices brictly rose to a

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strong.

gasoline supplics and refinery
activity.

Other ene rey futures prices
also rose.

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That’s why oil prices are ris-
ing despite OPEC’s decision
on Tuesday to boost crude pro-
duction by 500,000 barrels per
day this fall, analysts said.

Light, sweet crude for Octo-
ber delivery rose $1.48 to
$79.71 on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange after hitting
$80 earlier.

Despite, the rise, oil is still
well below inflation-adjusted
highs hit in early [980.
Depending on the adjustment.
a $38 barrel of oil in 1980
would be worth $96 to $101 or
more today.

Oil’s recent advance has
been largely due to specula-
tive buying by big investment
funds, who are responding to a
price structure in which oil
contracts for delivery in future
months are cheaper than the
current front-month contract.
said Jim Ritterbusch, president
of Ritterbusch & Associates in
Galena, Ill.

That kind of structure signi-
fies tight demand in the imme-
diate future, and is a buying
incentive.

Investors who buy now will
end up with more oil contracts
later, when October futures
roll over to cheaper contracts
for delivery in later months,
Ritterbusch said.

“This is a market that wants
to run up on the slightest bit of
information,” Ritterbusch said.

Prices were also being sup-
ported by worries a tropical
depression that formed in the
western Atlantic on Wednes
day will become a hurricane
and hit critical Gulf oi! and gas
infrastructure.

“The National Hurricane
Center says there's a good
chance that could get into the
Gulf” Ritterbusch said?

In afternoon trading on the
Nymex, October gasoline con-
tracts rose 2.62 cents to $2.0073
a gallon.

Heating oil futures rose 2.51
cents to $2.2078 a gallon on
the Nymex, while natural gas

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At the pump. meanw hile,
the average national price of
a gallon of gas inched higher

by 0.1 cent overnivht to $2,815, -

according lo AAA and the Oi:
Price Information Service.
Retail prices, which typically |
lag the futures markel. peaked |

at $3.227 a gallon in late May

In its weekly report on,

petroleum inventories, the

‘EIA said crude oil supplics fel!
by 7.1 million barrels in the »

week ended Septembe: 7.

more than twice the 2.7 mii
lion-barre! decline analysts si

veyed by Dow Jones:
Newswires, on averase. had
expected.

Gasoline inventories

fell by :

700,000 barrels, slightly more |

than the expected 500.000 bar-
rel decline.

Refinery utilization fell by
1.6 percentage points to 90.5
per cent of capacity. Analysts

had expected a 0.1 percentage -
point decline. And inventories’

of distillates, which include
heating oi! and diesel fuel.
grew by 1.8 million barrels, ;
more than the 1.4 million-bar-
rel increase analysts had,
expected.

Crude imports
674,000 barrels a day on aver
age last week to 9.56 million

fell by |

barrels, while gasoline inporis:

fell an average of 298.000 bar-
rels a day to 1.02 millicr
rels a day. ;

har-:

Pi for gasoline aver-:

aged abo 16 mutlion barrels a
day over aie iast fous Weeks
about 0.9 per cent above fast:

year, EIA said

Oil's run-up has perplexed
some analysis. who
demand for oul and

expect

petroleuni

: products to cool this fall

“We're at records, but it
doesn't appear to be sustain-
able,” said Chip Hodge. energy
portfolio manager at John

Hancock Financial Securities

in Boston.

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institutions is a strong attrac-
tion to is, and still is.”

He described Freeport’s
potential as an international
financial services hub as
“huge”, with “billions and bil-
lions of dollars” and assets
brought into Grand Bahama
through attracting leading asset
management and wealth man-
agement firms, plus private

‘billions’ in added

banks, to establish themselves
on the island.

The key, Mr Fleming, would
be to attract a critical mass of
between five to eight top-notch
financial institutions to locate
operations or subsidiaries in
Freeport, generating a critical
mass that would help to attract
others to the city.

“It’s a huge opportunity,” he
explained. “A group of like-
minded institutions and indi-

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viduals bringing in their own
expertise and client base.”
“We would be the lead. We
would bring to bear all our
relationships and partner-
ships,” Mr Richards added.
Mr Fleming said the group
had “a fantastic brand name”,

having achieved the status of

being among the top 10 equity

* fund managers in the world at

the turn of the century, with
offices in 42 countries and 22
different joint ventures in dif-
ferent parts of the world. It
was also the largest indepen-
dent investment bank in Asia,
and had relationships with the
likes of Standard Chartered
and Hutchison Whampoa.

Its experience in emerging
markets is likely to stand it in
good stead should it succeed
in acquiring the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Mr Fleming
saying it would target indus-
tries and companies in Asia,
India, China and Africa as
potential partners for joint ven-
tures and other business
opportunities in Freeport.

Mr Fleming said another tar-
get market that held huge
potential for Freeport was
health and medical services,
with some $600-$700 million a
year being invested worldwide
into,medical research and
development. This also held
out the potential for strong
links with education, hospitals
and universities.

Mr Fleming said his group
had the added advantage of
having as a close family friend
and adviser Sir Roger Gibbs,
chairman of the Wellcome
Trust, the world’s largest med-
ical le foundation, which had
seen its assets increase trom
$270 million to $15 billion in
14 years.

“Then the other interesting
thing to see in that area ts edu-
cation and the overlap with
medical research, hospitals and
education,” Mr Fleming said,
indicating that targeting med-
ical services for Freeport. could
also help to attract universities
andshigher educatran‘institu-

tons to Grand Babiana,

oO me, that isyery appeal-

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is seeking to hire a

Utilities Operator

The successful applicant should possess the following:

Y High school diploma with BGCSE in Math. English
and in one of the sciences or the equivalent.

Y At lease three years experience in operation of utility
equipment (Boilers, Cooling Plant, Compressors or
Y Basic computer skills necessary (Excel spreadsheets)

- The ideal candidate must be a team player and willing to
work in a three shift rotation system.

Kindly fax resumes to the
Human Resource Manager at 302-2939

iy

ing. To do it right, we want bo
deal with someone at the
of the market who wall back
the project and help finance
it.”

Recreation was “a huge part
of the global economy. Mi
Fleming added. “We want to
concentrate very much at the
top end of the resort industry”
indicating that Fleming would
look to revive Freeport’s hotels
and tourist industry.

When asked what impact
Fleming’s plans would have on
‘the Freeport economy, Mr
Fleming said: “Its huge. We
can’t puta figure on it, but one
can say it’s billions and billions
of dollars in value and bene-
fits that can be created from
this.”

When it came to Fleming's
own proposed investment in

lop

Freeport, Mr Fleming replica:
“ItlL be hundreds of millions of

dollars. It needs to be huge.”

Mr Fleming said his compa-
ny would not look to split the
private, profit making side that
is Port Group Ltd by divest-
ing the GBPA’s quast-govern-
mental, licensing and regula
tory functions to another own
ership entity. Instead, Fleming
is proposing to “ring fence the
regulatory side in Chinese
walls”, much as ts done in the
financial services industry,
bringing in separate BeOple to
run it and adhere to the
corporate governance princi-
ples.

Fleming was also committed
to ownership diversification in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd by giving Bahamian citi-
zens and institutions the abili-
ty to buy shares at some poirtt,
with a combined minor stake
of 5-10 per cent likely to be
offered initially. Mr Plemung
said the group structure might
have to be changed before this
happened, though.

“The first thing is to park
the history. We dont want
that.” Mr Fleming said of pie
Vious-events at the GBPA
“Then itis to establish a plat-
form and bring in top class
deep- pocketed partners wh«
bring IN Various

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and spe
Phatis also a key. It
involve the
Freeport, and Pa will be
able to see the progress.”

Fleming, he Wide d, would
seck only the best potential
partners who had the invest-
ment capital and were com
mitted to Freeport for the
long-term, as it would be. “The
important thing is that it’s a
shared vision and all subscribe
toit..” Mr Fleming said.

One potential stumbling
block to any Fleming acquist-
tion is the current Bahamas
Supreme Court injunction that
prevents Sir Jack, and any
investment vehicles he controls
or has an interest in, such as
ICD, from selling shares in the
GBPA and Port “Group Lid.

However, James Chapman,
an attorney with Cayman
Islands law firm Bodden &
Bodden, said the injunction
preventing Sir Jack from sell-
ing his shares had been
obtained via an ‘ex parte? hear-
ing, indicating its removal
would be sought when chal-
lenged at a September 27,
2007, hearing before
Anita Allen.

The St George estate is also
attempting to obtain a court
order forcing Sir Jack, or enti-
ties controlled by him, to sell
his GBPA and Port Group Ltd
shares to them. Another party
that has offered to acquire
both Sir Jack’s and the St
George estate’s shares is Hong

Will whole of

Justice

- NOTICE

IN NOTICE is hereby given that ITALIA ANNESTIN #28 YOUNG
| HUSBAND, GENERAL DELIVERY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,

BAHAMAS, is applying to the



Bahamas,

regisiration/ naturaliza



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September, 2007 to the

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registration! i itu fale ation 1S
| that any person who. kno

Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
and that any person who knows any reason why
tion should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 13TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible
tor Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,

t
1
| NOTICE is hereby given that PHILOMENE EDOUARD-
OF MARSH HABOUR, ABACO,
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
i 1 be granted, should send a written and signed statement
ihe facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHAN VON HASE
OF EASTERN ROAD, P.O. BOX SS-19475, 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
} notbe granted, should send a written and signed statement
| of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of

» Minister re sponsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Sore eae ERT Fea RE





any reason why registration/

Kong-based Hutchison Wham-
poa, which has invested $1 bil-
lion in equity into Grand
Bahama, via its ownership
positions in the Freeport Con-
tainer Port, Freeport Harbour
Company, Grand Bahama
Development Company and
Our Lucaya resort.

Yet the Fleming Group offer
holds the prospect of injecting
fresh blood and ideas into
Freeport, the company able to
capitalise on its brand name,
international reputation and
contacts to attract leading
industries and “top class peo-
ple” to Freeport.

Mr Richards yesterday dis- °
missed allegations that Rick
Hayward, Sir Jack’s son, or ’
ousted GBPA chairman
Hannes Babak were involved
with their acquisition offer,
saying neither had any finan-
cial stake in what was a pro-
posal coming solely from Flem-
ing.

“Our integrity was Shaheed
before we arrived,” Mr
Richards said, referring to
claims by the St George
estate’s attorney, Fred Smith,
that Fleming was financing a
bid by Rick and Mr Babak to
acquire Sir Jack’s shares.

“We have no agreement
with them;” Mr Richards said.
Fleming was not ‘fronting’ for
the duo, and neither of them
had any equity stake in its pro-
posal or would sit on any
Board structures should the
acquisition succeed.











ca Fleas





7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

zen 1 of The Bahamas, ‘and

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CUSTOMERS ENTER a Burger King Restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida. Burger King has pledged to offer healthier fast-food items for American children under 12 years of age, with plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries.

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health kick
includes new

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AP Business Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Burger
King pledged Wednesday to
offer healthier fast-food items
for children under 12, with
plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and
apples cut to resemble thick-
cut french fries.

Burger King Holdings Inc.,
the world’s second largest
hamburger chain, said it has
set nutritional guidelines to fol-

- low when targeting children

under 12 in advertising, includ-
ing limiting ads to Kids Meals
that contain no more than 560
calories, less than 30 per cent
of calories from fat and no
more than 10 per cent of calo-
ries from added sugars.

In that vein, Burger King is
building a Kids Meal that will
contain the flame-broiled Ten-
ders, organic unsweetened
applesauce and low-fat milk,
for a total of 305 calories and
8.5 grams of fat. It will be avail-
able in restaurants sometime
in 2008, the company said.

The fast-food chain is also
developing what it calls BK
Fresh Apple Fries. The red
apples are cut to resemble
french fries and are served in
the same containers as fries,
but-they are not fried and are
served skinless and cold.

“We not only want to bet-
ter inform parents and kids
about these new menu options
but also to demonstrate
through product innovation
that better-for-you foods can
be fun and taste good,” said

. John Chidsey, Burger King’s

chief executive.
Serving

The 2.4-ounce serving of
Apple Fries will have 35 calo-
ries, the company said. A small
serving of Burger King french
fries has 230 calories and 13
grams of fat, according to
Burger King’s Web site.

Burger King will use US
grown apples that are cut and
packaged in a sterile environ-
ment and subjected to a pre-
wash that contains lemon to
keep them from turning
brown, said Burger King
spokesman Keva Silversmith.

The Miami-based company
will continue to offer its fried
Chicken Tenders on its menu.

Kids Meal with

‘fries’

The flame-broiled Tenders
have 145 calories and six grams
of fat per four-piece children’s
serving. A four-piece serving
of fried Tenders has 170 calo-
ries and 10 fat grams.

Miriam Pappo, a registered
dietitian and nutritionist, said
the move is part of a trend to
offer healthier products at
restaurants as people become
more aware of nutrition and
take interest in exactly what
they are eating.

Trend

“Tt’s a good trend. The actu-
al ultimate solution is still to
eat less fast food,” said Pap-
po, clinical nutrition manager
at Montefiore Medical Center
in New York. “It will only be
successful if it tastes good and
it will only be successful if it
fills the child up.”

Long criticized for a lack of
healthier options, several
quick-service food chains in
recent years have developed
items for those seeking fast
access to a less-expensive meal
that has fewer calories and less
fat than a burger, french fries
and a soda.

Burger chain leader McDon-
ald’s Corp. offers apple slices
with a low-fat caramel dip and
low-fat milk in its Happy
Meals, while offering salads
and fruit parfaits on its regular
menu. Wendy’s International
Inc. offers salads, yogurt with
granola and mandarin oranges.

Burger King also sells salads
and has a veggie burger. It did
not reveal a price for its new
children’s items because food
and paper costs have not been
set, Silversmith said.

Ronni Litz Julien, a Miami
nutritionist and author, praised
Burger King but said it was the
responsibility of parents to
teach their children to eat
healthier.

“I’m elated with the idea
that they are paying more
attention to the children
today,” Julien said.

“The truth of the matter is
that children in this country
have never been more
unhealthy, Fast food has been
a big part of that. ... Ifa parent
doesn’t encourage this from
the get go for their children,
whether its four years old or
10 years old, it can’t possibly
be successful.”







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