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Police search for
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on businesswoman

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Tribune Staff Reporter
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POLICE are searching for
two men for questioning over
the gruesome shooting of a
businesswoman in the parking
lot of a Royal Bank of Canada
branch over the holiday week-
end.

Asst Supt Walter Evans said

police-want public help in-track-. 1)...

ing down Travado Taylor, 19,
of Derby Road, and Doderick
Charles Smith, 24, of Yellow
Elder Gardens.

They are wanted to help
inquiries into the armed rob-

bery and shooting last Thurs-

day.

Police say at about 1.30pm,
as the victim was leaving the
bank on John F Kennedy Drive,
she was accosted in thé park-
ing lot by a gunman who shot
her in the face.

The victim, employed by an
industrial company, had report-
edly just made a substantial
withdrawal from a company
account to meet payroll later
that day.

ASP Evans said the gunman,
along with a male accomplice,
stole the victim’s bag containing
a substantial amount of cash
and fled the scene.

He could not confirm
whether the assailants were

-known to the victim.

A bank patron described the
aftermath of the shooting as
chaotic and shocking.

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

TORRENTIAL rain in the central Bahamas
over the last few weeks has led to possibly the
worst flooding in Long Island in 60 years, accord-
ing to local MP Larry Cartwright.

Both airports at Stella Maris and Deadman’s
Cay were flooded to the point where passengers

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@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net _

THE widow of Sir Lynden

Pindling is being treated for an .

illness at Princess Margaret
Hospital, The Tribune has
learned.

According to a press state-
ment issued by Coralie Adder-
ley, chief hospital administra-
tor at PMH, Dame Marguerite
Pindling was admitted on
Thursday afternoon after suf-
fering from “acute abdominal
pain”.

Dr Conville Brown, her car-
diologist, described Dame Mar-
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and improving” yesterday.
She is being treated in the
Intensive Care Unit where Dr
Brown estimates she will be
monitored for.“several” days.
Dr Brown,
behalf of the Pindling family,
told The Tribune that the fami-
ly was coping with the situation
very well under the circum-

' stances. -

“They seem to. be handling it
quite well, actually. Everything
was explained to them and they
understand what’s going on and
whatever predictions were
made are pretty much being
borne out. She’s stable and

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‘ believed to have crashed near Stirrup Cay in
the Berry Islands on Saturday afternoon.
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Man set to be
charged with
murder on
Eleuthera

i By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff, Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia:net

A 31-YEAR-OLD man from

Rock Sound, Eleuthera, is to
appear in court today charged
with the murder of Sylvia Cates,
65, on the island just over week

ago.

Chief Supt Glenn Miller con-
firmed that the suspect will be
charged with Mrs Cates’ murder

--and_breaking and entering her

home.

The victim’s body was found
at 8.23am on Saturday, Octo-
ber 6, wrapped in a quilt in the
bedroom of her home, where
she lived alone.

‘Her husband, Leroy ‘Ray’
Cates, a local preacher, died
from cancer five years ago.

Mrs Cates was discovered by
two. ‘her brothers-in-law with
cuts about her body suggesting
a knife attack, along with bruis-
es on her face that may have
resulted from multiple strikes
from.a blunt instrument.

SEE page 13

Three women,
one man wanted in
connection with

armed robbery

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are searching
for four persons — three women
and one. man — involved in the
armed robbery of two sailors
early Saturday morning, leav-
ing one victim with a head
wound after being gun-butted.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the culprits took the men to.
Xanadu Beach where they
pulled out handguns and
demanded cash. However, one
victim was able to escape. The
second was later discovered by
police abandoned in Lewis
Yard with a head injury.

According to reports, Aaron
Bonilla, 27, of the Philippines, a
crew member aboard the MV
Trans Cargo 2, with his brother-
in-law, Freddie Stanley, c/o the

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THE Bahamas is rich in
African Diaspora Heritage sites
and the government is commit-
ted to diversifying the
Bahamas’ tourism product to
showcase them, Prime Minis-

ter Hubert Ingraham remarkéd

on Friday. ,

Mr Ingraham was address-
ing delegates and other atten-
dees at the third annual inter-
national African Diaspora Her-
itage Trail conference at
Atlantis. The theme of this
year’s conference is “From
Slave Ship to Self Determined
Destinations.”

The Bahamas is the first
country outside of Bermuda,

where the ADHT was con-
ceived, to host the event from
October 10 to 14, with the for-
mer government having com-
mitted itself to doing so at the
previous conference in 2006.

Mr Ingraham said: “Today,
as self-determined destinations,
we, the proud children of the
African Diaspora, are deter-
mined to conserve the essence
of our African culture and his-
tory and to promote a better
understanding of our African
heritage.”

The conference was con-
ceived in this vein as.a “heritage
tourism initiative”, a means of
“adding something more to our
sun, sand and sea tourism prod-
uct,” Mr Ingraham noted. -

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tinations initially sought to
“brand” their tourism product
in order to stand out from the
crowd, and later develop
“niche” tourism, such as golf-
ing, diving, or eco-tourism, it
was "only natural” that African
Diaspora Heritage tourism
should become part of the
tourism product in countries in
which “the overwhelming
majority of citizens are descen-
dants of the African Diaspora.”

Mr Ingraham elaborated
on the “rich” heritage trail that
exists in the Bahamas, which he
said encompasses colonial man-

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sions such as Villa Doyle — now
the National Art Gallery - black
townships such as Gambier and
Adelaide, and segregated burial
grounds such as at St Matthew’s
Parish.

Meanwhile, the Pompey
Museum of Slavery, Abolition
and Emancipation, once “the
site of humiliation where cap-
tured Africans were sold togeth-
er with household goods and
tools,” is now one of the educa-
tional tourist sites available to
visitors to Nassau.

“The Bahamas’ African Dias-
pora Heritage Trail encourages

us to not only identify iishitags
sites for the enlightenment and
enjoyment of our people and
our visitors; it also encourages
us, indeed, it pushes us to recog-
nise, acknowledge and hold up
for emulation the customs and
the traditions that unite us as
descendants of Africa,” said Mr
Ingraham. |

After the ceremony atten-
dees were invited to participate
in numerous workshops.

Gaynelle Henderson Bailey,
executive director of ADHT,
siad the event had brought
together at the resorta

. “unique” cross-section of per-

sons.

“Heritage tourism has
tremendous potential as an eco-
nomic engine,” Ms Bailey said,
indicating that the conference
would both allow attendees to
explore, record and document
their heritage as well as discuss
and develop its potential as a
tourism product.

Among workshops held over
Thursday and Friday were those
focusing on building relation-
ships with funders and sponsors
for African Diaspora Heritage
destination development, incor-
porating the arts in heritage
tourism, and forming govern-
mental partnerships for Dias-
pora heritage tourism.

Detectives search doctors’ premises in hunt
for answers over Anna Nicole’s death

JUST two weeks before the
Daniel Smith inquest is due to
open in Nassau, detectives have
raided two doctors’ Californian
premises in a bid to throw new

‘light on the death of his mother,

Anna Nicole Smith.

United States sources specu-
lated on a possible exhumation
of Ms Smith’s body from her
Lakeview Cemetery grave as

police raided six locations in >

search of evidence.

California Department of
Justice agents raided the office
of Ms Smith’s psychiatrist, Dr
Khristine Eroshevich, and the
home and office of Dr Sandeep
Kapoor, who prescribed
methadone to the late cover girl
shortly before her death in
Florida last February.

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county district attorney’s office,
confirmed the searches were in
connection with Ms Smith’s
death from a drug overdose.

California’s attorney general
Jerry Brown refused to specu-
late on what charges the doc-
tors might face if it was found
they had improperly prescribed
drugs, but indicated they might
be serious.

“You don’t go to a judge and
get a search warrant for some-
body’s home unless you think
some rather serious crime has
been committed,” Mr Brown
said.

Attorney Carl Lincenberg,
for Dr Eroshevich, said the
investigation only concerned
whether prescriptions to Ms
Smith were proper.

It was nothing to do with
whether Dr Eroshevich was



responsible for Ms Smith’s
death, he added.

Howard K Stern, Anna
Nicole’s lawyer-companion, was
reportedly at Dr Eroshevich’s
home when investigators
arrived.

“He is not involved in anything
that is being investigated and it
has nothing to do with him,” said
attorney James Neavitt.

California’s medical board is
also investigating the doctors.

Anna Nicole died in Florida
on February 8, five months after
her 20-year-old son Daniel died
at Doctors Hospital, Nassau. A
pathologist said the cause was
accidental.

An inquest into Daniel’s
death is ‘set to open on Tues-
day, October 30, when up to 45
witnesses are expected.to give
evidence.



Man accused
of having

: intercourse

| with 9-year-old

A 24-YEAR-OLD man,
accused of having intercourse

with a nine-year-old girl, was
: arraigned in Magistrate’s

Court on Friday.
It is alleged that David

Metellus of Bel Air Estates

committed the offence on
Saturday, October 6.

Metellus ,who © was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at court eight,
Bank Lane, was not required
to plead to the charge.

The matter was adjourned
to October 23 for a bail hear-

ing and fixture date for the

commencement of a prelimi-
nary inquiry.

Aircraft engine

i fails during

test flight at
Treasure Cay

FREEPORT —- An Ameri-
can pilot was conducting a
routine test flight when one

of the engines on his aircraft

failed as he was making a
final approach at Treasure
Cay International Airport on
Friday.

Pilot Jonathan Walrath, a
27-year-old US resident of
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco,
was in his white twin-engine
Piper Aztec aircraft registra-

tion N45017 when the inci-

dent occurred around 5pm.

According to police reports,
Walrath had just completed a
routine test flight and was head-
ed back to the airport when a
police officer noticed the air-
craft in distress and summoned
emergency units to assist.

The pilot, however, was
able to bring the aircraft
down successfully, landing
smoothly on the runway.

Supt Basil Rahming said

Mr Walrath was the only per-

son onboard at the time. He

said the Civil Aviation

Department in New Provi-
dence will be investigating the
incident to determine the;
cause of the.engine failure.” :

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Ministry tries
to strike out
contractor’s
payment claim

A LAWYER for the Ministry
of Housing sought to have a
contractor’s claim against that
ministry for payment and dam-
ages struck out Wednesday on a
legal technicality.

Rodney Taylor, who is rep-
resenting himself, is suing the
Department of Housing for
$3,525, and costs of $52, in addi-
tion to asking the courts to force
the department to pay for “all
the damages and loss which (he)
has suffered” as a result of their
failure to pay him in full for a
house that he was contracted to
build.

On Wednesday, in court
number nine, Magistrate
William Campbell heard from
the Ministry’s lawyer that Mr
Taylor’s summons was direct-
ed at “the wrong party” within
the ministry, as the law provides
that it is the minister of housing
who can “sue and be sued”
rather than any other officer
within the ministry.

Mr Taylor had directed his
summons to Chief Technical
Officer in the department of
Housing, Gordon Major, rather
than Minister of Housing Ken-
neth Russell.

The magistrate suggested
tl... perhaps Mr Major could

be the first defendant and Mr

Russell the second defendant.
However, counsel for the Min-
istry asked the magistrate for the
claim to be struck out. Mr
Campbell said that he would
reserve judgment to October 31.

Father accused
of incest
charged with

further offences

A MAN accused of having
‘intercourse with his six-year-old
daughter was arraigned in Mag-
istrate’s Court yesterday on an
incest charge as well as charges
of disorderly behaviour and
resisting arrest. »

The 30-year-old man of
Pinewood Gardens appeared
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at Court eight, Bank
Lane, on Friday. The accused
is represented by attorney Ian
Cargill.

It is alleged that sometime
during the month of June, 2007,

‘the accused had intercourse

with his six-year-old daughter.
The accused was not required to
plead to the charge. A prelimi-
nary inquiry will be held to
determine whether there is suf-
ficient evidence for him to stand
trial in the Supreme Court.

It is further alleged that the
accused on Tuesday, October
9, while at the Central Detective
Unit, Thompson Boulevard,
behaved in a disorderly man-
ner. Court dockets also stated
that on the same day the
accused resisted the lawful
arrest of Detective Sergeant
2086 ‘Hart. The accused pleaded
not guilty to the charges and
was,remanded on all charges
because of the incest charge
against him. The attorney for
the accused told the court that
his client’s face was visibly
swollen and that his client had
informed him that he had been
beaten by Sergeant Hart. The
case was adjourned to October
23 when a bail hearing will take
place and a date will be set for a
preliminary inquiry.

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FAMILY and friends of Fox
Hill prisoner Trent Albury yes-
terday stood by their claims
that he has faced “hell” dur-
ing his 11 months on remand,

They hit back at a Ministry of
National Security denial of their
allegations, with. one claiming:
“They are covering up, as you

_ would expect them to do.”

Jeanne Kemp, a family friend
who visits Mr Albury every Mon-
day, said: “Everything we said
about Trent and his stay in Fox
Hill Prison is the gospel truth.

“During the four or five
times I have sat in court, the
issue of his medication has
come up. You know they are
going to deny it — they are
covering up, as you would
expect them to do.”

A ministry statement last
week rebutted family claims
made in a Tribune INSIGHT
article by managing editor
John Marquis.

It said that “for the most
part” assertions made by Mr
Albury’s family “cannot be
supported by the facts.”

It also denied that medication
had been withheld, even though
Mr Albury’s lawyer, Murrio
Ducille, said he had repeatedly
called for this issue to be
addressed when he had appeared

Trent Albury

in court on his client’s behalf.

But the family said every-
thing in the article was correct
and that their fight for Mr
Albury’s release would go on.

His father, Frederick Albury,
told ‘he Tribune: “Why would a
mai ay he is not getting his med-
icine when he is? He.has told the
court repeatedly that he wasn’t
getting his high blood pressure
pills. The judge got so sick of it
that she turned the medication
matter over to the prosecution.”

And his mother, Lucille
Albury, described the govern-
ment statement as “99 per cent
lies”, adding: “We know all we
said was true. He has been suf-
fering from a fast heart-rate
and hypertension.



“Tam praying for them (pris-
oners) twice a day that the prison
will change and that things will
be right for human beings. It is a
very hard situation to be in.”

In last Monday’s INSIGHT,
‘Trent Albury was said by his fam-
ily to be on the brink of suicide
because of the appalling condi-
tions he was required to endure:

He was arrested last Novem-
ber in connection with a fatal
road crash in Florida for which
he was convicted on a
manslaughter charge.

Mr Albury, 33, a mechanic
from Marsh Harbour, fled
back home to the Bahamas
while under house arrest and
US authorities filed extradition
proceedings.

His lawyer, however, is argu-
ing that the offence is not
extraditable and that Mr
Albury should be freed.

Abaconians and supporters
in Grand Bahama are now
raising two petitions calling on
government to intervene.

The ministry also stated:
“Contrary to the article, there
is no reference in any of
Amnesty International’s annu-
al reports in recent times that
describes Her Majesty’s Prison
as ‘one of the worst jails in the

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western hemisphere’.

Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Union offi-
cials and workers at Grand
Bahama Power Company
demonstrated again for a
fifth consecutive week in
Freeport despite a proposal
from management for a new

i _industrial contract.

Pedro Edwards, president
of BIEMSU, and Xeith
Knowles, president of the
Commonwealth Electrical
Union, said the unions refuse
to continue with any further
negotiations for a new con-
tract until the issue of sever-
ance is first settled.

Timothy Brokowski, pres-
ident and CEO at the Power
Company, could not be
reached for comment.

Mr Knowles said both
unions are focused and com-
mitted to seeking reasonable
severance settlements for its
members.

“We are serious about this
and will continue to demon-
strate until this issue is first
resolved between the union
and company,” he said.

Workers assembled on the
front lawn of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
Building along the Mall Dri-
ve around noon.

This time, the family of
Christley Smith, a former
employee who died after
being injured in an industrial
accident, was also present in
support of the workers.

Trevor Smith, his brother,
has pledged to join workers
during their weekly demon-
strations.

The CEWU and BIEMSU
represent a total of about 120
employees at the. Power
Company. The union and
management have been at
odds since 2005 after negoti-
ations on a new industrial
contract stalled.

Mirant, the former owners
and managers, recently sold
its stake in the Power Com-
pany to Marubeni, a Japan-
ese company that acquired 51
pet cent of Mirant’s shares.

The union has called on the

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prime minister, Grand Bahama
Port Authority CEO Sir Albert
Mille: and Lady Henrietta St
George to intervene in bringing
some resolution for the dis-
gruntled workers.

Mr Knowles said the union is
very appreciative to the Smith
family for their support of the
union and workers at the Pow-

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Mr Marquis replied: “Amnesty
International has repeatedly con-
demned Fox Hill Prison, and indi-
vidual human rights campaign-
ers, including Amnesty members,
have told me often that it is con-
sidered among the worst prisons
in the western hemisphere.

“At no time did I suggest that
phrase was included in an offi-
cial report. However, in its 2003
report, Amnesty condemned
harsh conditions at Fox Hill,
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Caution in dealing with China

LAST MONTH Zhivargo Laing, State Min-
ister for Finance, stressed the benefits of doing
business with China. However, caution could be
detected throughout his statement.

After heading a delegation to the China-
Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation
Forum in Xiamen, Mr Laing realised that with-
in that country’s 1.3 billion population there
was an untapped tourism market for the
Bahamas. we

But he made it clear that, despite China’s
commitment to provide more than $530 mil-
lion in preferential loans to promote Chinese
business investment within the Caribbean, the
Bahamas will not forfeit financial aid from world
lending banks to benefit from this proposal. He
pointed out that the Chinese contribution is
small by comparison to the financial and tech-
nical assistance provided by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) and other interna-
tional institutions.

China is committed to building a stadium in
New Providence for which it will provide the
funding. It would also like to construct its own
Embassy. However, throughout the world Chi-
na builds nothing unless it is done by its own its
own Chinese labour. This has created a partic-
ular problem in Barbados, and, if the website
from this country is to be credited, it has given
the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) a juicy
political bone on which to gnaw.

In an article, headed “From China with
Love— all strings attached” and published on
July 23, the DLP says in part: Pas

“The Chinese Tiger knows what it is doing.

' These countries in the Caribbean are ample
fodder for Chinese exploitation. Chinese work-
ers in constructing a project obtain most of its
raw material from China, imports all of the
workers, who then live on the construction sites
in subhuman conditions, work for barely sur-
vivable wages, develop an enclave mentality
and shun contact with citizens only venturing
outside to sell vegetables grown around the
construction sites.’

“The governments of the Caribbean give
them an advantage over indigenous Caribbean
contractors. They do not pay taxes, national
insurance nor are they unionised. Caribbean
contractors are obligated to provide various
social safety nets for their workers. It is only rea-
soned that their costs will be higher. Caribbean
people have been sidetracked in believing that
because these Chinese workers work 12-hour
days that they are more productive than indige-
nous Caribbean workers. Caribbean workers
built the infrastructure in these countries and
have long passed the stage of being callously
exploited. Chinese workers are still treated as



indentured labour in these Caribbean islands.”

In the case of the Bahamas, it is understood
that the Chinese government has undertaken to
be responsible for all labourers brought here to
work on their two sites. Once the stadium and
embassy have been built, China has undertaken
to repatriate all its staff back to China. No one
will be allowed to settle in the Bahamas.

This matter is still under negotiations with

the Bahamas.government.

“One thing is certain, China is a force to be
reckoned with,” said Mr Laing, “it is also a
country in political and economic transition.
We should be looking at China as we should be
looking at other countries, including India, to
see the extent to which there are lessons which
can be learnt.”

It was in the late eighteenth century that
Napoleon recognised that China was a sleeping
giant that once wakened would cause the world
to tremble. Today we are starting to feel those
tremors.

One Bahamian businessman attracted to Chi-
na’s cheap products has concluded that to do
business with China, not only does one need

.. deep pockets, but much patience.

His company has had to rent a warehouse in
China and staff it, because unless there is some-
one on the ground constantly monitoring qual-
ity control, he said, you will be taken advantage
of and rubbish will be shipped. His words to
express his frustration were far stronger, but
“rubbish” is a fair translation. And to get the
cheap prices, he said, one has to purchase in
such quantities that it would not make business
sense for a Bahamian company to even con-
sider it.

For example, he said, screw drivers can be
bought at 10c a piece, but to benefit from this
price, one has to purchase 10,000 screw drivers.
A Bahamian could get the same screw driver for
$1, which is what is paid on the local Chinese
market. Although still cheaper than US prices,
who wants 1,000 screw drives for $1 apiece? he
asked.

“Unless you are dealing in large quantities
the Chinese aré not checking for you. There is
just frustration in everything you do,” he said.

And shipping it out of the country is anoth-
er nightmare daily faced by an exporter. The
docks are so crowded that orders can be delayed
anywhere from a-month to three months.

It is obvious that China, in trying to take
adyantage of a free market world, has much to
learn in doing business with that world.

But, as far as the Bahamas is concerned, at
least one businessman has concluded that our
country is just too small to look to China as a
business partner.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

1) When a man loves his
children and. does so much
for them, why do so many
black Bahamian women use
the children as weapons
against him?

2) Why is it that when a
man refuses to beat a
woman he is considered
“soft” and why do some
women need to be abused to
feel loved?

3) Why do some mothers
encourage their children to
use their bodies immorally
for gain? Where are the
fathers to protect the moth-
ers and children?

4) Why do so many black
males sit on the blocks every
day and refuse to work even
when jobs are offered to

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them? And why do so many
young black Bahamian
males wear new $200 tennis,
$80 tee shirts, $150 pants,
high value jewellery without
a pay cheque?

5) Why do criminals feel
it is OK to break into anoth-
er person’s store, office,
vehicle or home? Where are
the consequences?

6) While most of the
youths participate positively
in the Government’s Sum-
mer Youth Programme at
the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym
and Sports Centre Complex,
there is that small percent-

Young people:
crime is not the way

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me space to address my fellow young people:

I am calling on young people to put down the guns and knives,
for these will not solve your problems as you believe, but further put
you in problems. To be frank, a gun and knife does not make you

more or less of a man.

It is a shame to see young people wasting all their energy killing
themselves rather than uplifting each other. What we need is brain
food, Education, so we can better ourselves in life.

If you have issues, such as people putting threats on your life or
bullying you, report to the police and if that does not work go to the
senior officer and let them know that you reported a matter and it

was not dealt with.

The police are your friends. We just have to learn as young peo-

ple to find a way to trust them.

As a young person myself, I know we feel as if the world is
against us at times, but I am asking you to have FAITH in the law
and it will come through for us and to take time out of our busy
schedules to pray to God about our situations and to ask him to help
us so we would not make any more worthless choices that will
affect our lives and those around us.

I am deeply saddened to see the school kids getting involved in

deadly altercations.

I ask that you cease from those negative steps and use that
energy and take a deep breath and think of what will happen if you
do the negative; where will you be after that and how much of your
life will be wasted because of acting out of rage?

I am asking all young people whether Bahamians, Haitian,

Jamaicans or whatever nationality because if you live here what you.

contribute affects all of us, to realize that crime is not the way but

educating yourselves and being positive and putting down the

guns and knives is the way to be recognize as a REAL MAN.
Remember love is the answer, my fellow young people, and all

is not lost with us young people..

Bahama Land.

JAMALMOSS et
President,

. ask God to continue to bless our

Free National Movement Association,

October, 2007.

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age of youths who are out to
steal from others, including
cell phones from instructoxs.
Where are the conse-
quences?

7) Why does the birth rate
of Haitians out number
Bahamians? Why do Hait-
ian parents walk their chil-
dren to and from school
every morning and every
evening?

8) Why are so many of our
Bahamian children respon-
sible for themselves while
their parents are so busy
doing their own thing?

9) Are we noticing that so
many Bahamians are now
shopping in businesses
owned by Haitians and Chi-
nese? Why are Haitians now
seen employed everywhere
in our society? Where are
the Bahamians?

10) Should I believe that
when my granddaughter or
son becomes an adult, Cre-
ole will be the number one
language in The Bahamas?
Are. we looking at a quiet
revolution in The Bahamas?
Are we heading for a future
like Miami where there are
hardly any Americans?

11) Am I really seeing
more Haitian flags and coat
of arms on vehicles on our
roads or not?

12) I wonder what per-
centage of our crimes are
committed by Bahamians
and what percentage by ille-
gal immigrants?

13) Do you believe that if
a man does not work, he
should not eat? Do you
believe that by the sweat of
your brow ye shall eat
bread? Do you believe that
the sins of the fathers (dad-
dies) shall fall on the chil-
dren to the third and fourth
generation?

14) Do you believe that
Bahamians pull each other
down and back stab each
other, when a helping hand
would be more profitable for
all?

15) Is it not true that if a,
people do not appreciate the
land which God the Father
blessed them with, strangers
will inherit it?

Maybe none of the above
happens in our Bahamas or
maybe I should mind my
own business!

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Public help
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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
_ Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT -— Abaco and
Grand Bahama Police are
seeking public help in locating
a vessel stolen a week ago
from Scotland Cay in the
Abacos.

Kent Bethel, of Man ’o’
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He is appealing to anyone
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accident

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33.

released by Assistant
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believed to be in his early
20s was driving in the area
of Fox Hill Road south at
around 7.45am when he
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his vehicle and “ran into an. }

apartment complex”.

The victim, whose identi-
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2 In brief Rita Cosb

DEFIANT television reporter
Rita Cosby has hit back at Nassau
activist Lincoln Bain, releasing a
phone tape which, she claims,
reveals his true role in the Haitian
nannies affair.

Her move follows shocking dis-
closures on Fox T'V’s Greta van
Susteren Show last week which
appeared to suggest that Ms Cos-
by was trying to pervert the
course of justice in Howard K
Stern’s libel action against her.

Tapes played on the show - in
which she seemed tobe offering
$3,000 to the nannies, via Bain,
for an affidavit supporting claims

: in her best-selling book, Blonde

Ambition - prompted suggestions
by the legal panel that she might
face criminal charges.

“She could be in deep, deep.

trouble,” said one.

But Ms Cosby has now fought
back with a tape of her own
which, she claims, shows the
extent to which Mr Bain has
changed his posture on what the
nannies may or may not have said
about Mr Stern and Larry Birk-
head. :

Ms Cosby’s book, which makes

lurid allegations about Stern and
Birkhead, cited the nannies - both
of whom were employed at Anna
Nicole Smith’s Eastern Road
home - as sources.

But Mr Bain, now represent-
ing the nannies, claims Ms Cosby
published the book without
checking the facts and is now try-
ing to “cover her tail” by collect-
ing evidence after the event.

Last night, the latest dramatic
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saga came with Ms Cosby’s own
disclosures which, she said,
“paints a very different picture
and exposes Bain.”

The tape, she said, was record-
ed on September 8 - several
weeks before Stern’s lawsuit
against her - and shows Mr Bain
saying the nannies wanted him to
contact Ms Cosby and that one
of them - called ‘Nadine’ - had
“for sure” seen a sex tape at the
centre of the dispute,

According to a statement

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“Are you kidding?” cried Ms Cosby in an interview
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: ridiculous.”

But Mr Bain, who is pouring scorn on Ms Cosby’s
best-selling book about Anna Nicole Smith, insisted it
was true.

“She tried to kiss me,” he said, “and when I turned
my face away, she kissed my neck and touched my leg.
She tried to seduce me to get me on her side.

“T don’t think she is that attractive, but Iam a very
attractive young man. I think she was doing it to get an
advantage, but I am not easily tricked.”

Their war of words reached néw heights as Mr
Bain travelled to Washington DC to appear on US
television shows in a bid to prove that Ms Cosby had
made lurid allegations about Howard K Stern and
Larry Birkhead without checking her facts.

He claimed she had arrived in Nassau last week to
make a deal with two Haitian nannies who were said
in her book to have revealed compromising informa-
tion about the two men.

Ms Cosby, in turn, has denied ever offering money
to the nannies and said she was in the Bahamas “for
the very best of intentions” at Mr Bain’s invitation to
collect corroboration for her disclosures. She also
said her revelations about Stern and Birkhead were
soundly sourced and true.

But Mr Bain said: “The fact is that Rita failed to do

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“She called me up to say she had a problem she
needed to fix. She had written this book and did not
check the facts as quoted by the nannies. She said
she made a big booboo.”

Mr Bain stressed that he had nothing personal
against Ms Cosby. Nor was he for or against Howard
K Stern, who has issued a writ for libel against the jour-
nalist and her publisher.

“T am trying to get to the truth. And the raw, bare
truth is that this woman wrote a book without check-
ing her sources and is now trying to cover her tail. She
made a calculated risk that backfired.”

Mr Bain also denied her claim that he had revealed
on his website that he knew of her allegations about
Stern and Birkhead before her book came out, and
that the information had come from the nannies.

“This was a piece of satire drawn and written by a
blogger,” he said. “The blogger did it for fun. My dis-
claimer says I am not the sole contributor to this site.

“Tam a very busy man. I have several companies to
run. I. don’t have the time to be drawing pictures on the
Internet all day.”

Ms Cosby’s book, Blonde Ambition, hit the New
York Times and Amazon bestseller lists when it was
published last month.

Howard Stern has described it as a pack of lies and
is claiming $60 million damages through the US courts.

But private investigator Don Clark, a former FBI
chief, supported Ms Cosby’s version of events, claim-
ing he was told by the nannies of a video that Anna
Nicole used to watch.

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confirmation of what Rita report-
ed in her book,” a spokesman for
Ms Cosby told The Tribune.

“Obviously he had forgotten
he had made these statements
before he invented his new ver-
sion for his own purposes.

“He also talks about an affi-
davit in the conversation. with
Rita about the sex tape, and fur-

ther says that media people heard

about this months ago and
that the nannies wanted to get it
out.”

A bitter dispute blew up
between Ms Cosby and Mr Bain
last week after she claimed she
was “set up” in Nassau following
her attempt to secure further cor-
roboration for the sex tape claim.

Mr Bain claimed she had
offered money to get the nannies
to back up her story. Ms Cosby
claims it was Mr Bain who sought
money on behalf of the nannies
and she was.in the Bahamas “with
the very best of intentions.”

On the tape, adds the
spokesman, Mr Bain calls the
nannies “very credible” - a fact
borne out by seasoned investiga-
tors who tested them by planting

y hits back at Nassau activist

false information, which the
women corrected.

“This tape clearly shows why
Rita went to the Bahamas, and
that Bain himself is on record say-
ing there is a sex tape and it was
discussed with investigators and
other members of the media.” .

Ms Cosby said: “I recorded this
phone call between myself and
Lincoln Bain, the spokesman for
the nannies, on September 8,
2007. I was in New York, he was
in the Bahamas. At the time, I
had not planned on releasing this,
but in light of what Lincoln Bain
now has said on the air, I feel
obliged to release this evidence.”

Stern and Birkhead have both
threatened to sue Ms Cosby over
claims made in the book, which

' has hit both the New York Times

and Amazon bestseller'lists.

Stern has now filed suit with a
$60 million damages claim. His
lawyer, Lin Wood, has also
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matter of the granting of asylum;
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eral with respect to the provisions
of Immigration Law in critical
areas, such as citizenship and with
the Department of Labour on
matters relative to Work Permits.

“Significant international
treaties have implications for the
work of the Department as well,”
Minister Campbell said. “Notable
among these are, the Refugee
Convention and Protocol‘and the
Convention on Transnational
Crimes Protocol against the
smuggling of migrants by. land;
sea and air and the Protocol to
Prevent, Suppress and Punish
Trafficking in Persons, especially
women and children.

“And so for those who con-
sider the work of the Department
to be limited to the illegal migrant
problem, serious though this
problem may be, it-is iliegal
migration but so very much
more,” Mrs Campbell added.

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Man is
accused of
stealing from
workplace

A 28-YEAR-OLD Farring-
ton Road man was arraigned in
Magistrate’s Court on Thurs-
day on two counts of stealing
by reason of service.

Michael Smith was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at court eight Bank

Lane. It is alleged that Smith
being concerned with another
between Monday, August 13,
and Monday, September 17,
stole from:Terry Mortimer cash
in the amount of $4,500 which
he had access to by reason of
service.

It is further alleged that
between Monday, August 20,
and Monday, September 10,
being concerned with another
stole from Dwayne Henry
$3,000 in cash which he had
access to by reason of his
employment.

Smith pleaded not guilty to
the charges and was granted
$5,000 bail. The cases were
adjourned to May 8th and 12th
2008.

Three men.
in custody
following

robberies
POLICE have three men in



custody for the recent spate of ©

armed robberies in the Kemp
Road area.

_. Officers from the Mobile
Division and the Central Detec-
tive Unit (CDU) launched a
special operation which resulted
in the interception and arrest
of three men driving a silver
Nissan Sentra on Friday at Sam.

Police believe they are
responsible for several armed
robberies in-the Kemp Road
area last Thursday.

The suspects in custody are
17, 18 and 28 years old, police
said.

According to a press state-
ment by ASP Walter Evans sev-
eral persons in the Kemp Rd
area were robbed by three
armed assailants driving a sil-
ver Nissan Sentra on Thursday,
October 11.

Shortly before 8pm, a 40-
year-old male resident was
approached by three men and
robbed of jewellery while walk-
ing through Moncur Alley.

A 19-year-old male was later
robbed of a small amount of
cash by three men fitting the
same description while in the
‘area of Williams Lane, off
Kemp Road.

Around 8 -pm on Thursday,
while in Lyon Road, a 34-year-
old man was relieved of cash-by
three men.

Shortly after 9pm, while dri-
ving through St James Rd, a 33-
year-old man was stopped by
three men who robbed him and
his female companion of cash
and their rented vehicle.

- According to witness reports,
the armed robbers sped off in
the stolen vehicle.

Police find
firearm and
take man
into custody

CENTRAL Detective Unit
(CDU) officers were able to
make a firearm arrest on Sat-
urday acting on a tip from the
public.

ASP Walter Evans said CDU

officers travelled to Thompson
Boulevard where a male sus-
pect was apprehended and
searched. Police retrieved a
9mm handgun with 14 live
rounds of ammunition.

Police have a 25-year-old Yel-
low Elder resident in custody
as a result.

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Activist pleased with
support from:

ANTI-GAY campaigner
Clever Duncombe | has
revealed that he is “excited
and encouraged” by Dr Myles
Munroe’s apparent support for
his campaign against a law
legalising homosexuality.

He said Dr Munroe’s com-
ments on a GEMS radio pro-
gramme last week had proved
a “moral victory” for his cam-
paign, which aims to have the
1991 Sexual Offences Act
rescinded.

“Dr Munroe said on air that
this was a situation that should
have been voted on. He was
appalled when he was briefed
on it,” said Mr Duncombe, a
fathers’ and children’s rights
activist.

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nation.”

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one’s bedroom, but if this is a
private issue, why parade it in

Man faces armed robbery
and housebreaking charges

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A 21-year-
old Freeport man was charged
in Freeport Magistrate’s Court
with attempted armed robbery
and several other offences,
including firearm possession,
housebreaking, and stealing.

_Techaz Brown, a resident of
No 14 Egret Circle, Yeoman
Woods, appeared before Act-
ing Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones in Court Two.

He was charged with the
attempted armed robbery of
the Wreck Bar and possession
of an unlicensed Mossberg
shotgun on October 8. .

Brown was also charged
with possession of a Stevens
12-gauge shotgun, and posses-
sion of a smooth bore short-
ened shotgun, and six shotgun
cartridges.

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charge, Brown is accused of
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“Tam looking at the impact
this lifestyle is having on our
children, if any. You will find
that the damage it is doing to
our children is so’ serious that

in some cases it is irreparable.”
Mr Duncombe said that, »°}:
with Dr Munroe’s support, he

was now confident that his.
campaign for a referendum ~
was moving in the right direc-
tion.

“It is a victory for the Chris-
tian community and those of
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since we started this exercise
and we are getting great
results.”

The gay issue erupted after

the Rainbow Alliance called»
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lular phone, and two brief cases.
Brown pleaded not guilty to
the charges. The matters were

_ adjourned to January 28, 2008,

and he was remanded in cus-
tody at Fox Hill Prison.
In a separate matter, Brown

and Ondre Bain, 21, of Hamp- ~

shire Drive, South Bahamia,
were charged with house-
breaking with intent to steal -
and receiving stolen property.
It is alleged that on Septem-
ber 25, the men being con- ;
cerned together obtained cred-
it by fraud from the East Sun-
rise Service Station. :
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same date and time, the
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that service station.

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Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd. Computer upgrade for

land administration

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‘FREEPORT, Grand
Bahama - A modern comput-
erized system will soon be in
place at the Department of
Lands and Survey which will
dramatically improve the oper-
ation of that Department, said
Minister for Lands and Local
Government, Sidney Collie.

Mr Collie was in Grand
Bahama Tuesday with Jeffery
Euwema of International Land
System, the firm contracted to
carry out the $3 million mod-
ernisation project at the Depart-
ment of Lands and Survey.

Grand Bahamians got an
overview of the improvement
project during a town meeting
held in the Conference Room
of the Administrator's Office in
Freeport.

Also travelling with Mr Col-

lie was Tex ‘Turnquest, director

of the Department of Lands
and Survey and coordinator of
the Land Use Policy and
Administration project. Mr
Turnquest was also busy on
Tuesday and Wednesday meet-
ing with residents of East Grand
Bahama.on matters relating to
Crown Land grants and other
issues,

Mr Collie ‘said that the
Bahamas Government has
retained the services of experts
through a joint venture with the
International Development
Bank to conduct what is being
called the Land Use Policy
Administration Project and
(PIMS) Parcel Information
Management System.

According to Mr Collie, the
system that was in place had
outgrown its usefulness. He said
it was a system of the 1950s and
1960s.

“This is a system that they
have been working on fora
while‘and based on the demon-
stration what I know that is hap-
pening in the other agencies,
we should have a system where-
by when you apply for your

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Lands and Surveys. Left to right front row are Harrison Thompson,
permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Local Government;
Alexander Williams, administrator for the City of Freeport; Mr Collie;
and Vernae Grant, MP for the Eight Mile Rock constituency.

all the manual files, all the man-
ual correspondence’ and go
through the individual persons
that takes weeks and sometime
months,” he said. :

Mr Collie also used the occa-
sion to encourage young
Bahamians to pursue courses in
land surveys, mapping and oth-
er technical aspect as it relates
to land use, pointing out that
there is a significant shortage
of such experts in the Bahamas.

Director of Lands and Sur-
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commented on the shortage of
land professionals in the coun-
try and how that also adversely
affects the system.

“T cannot stress more that
there is a dire need for people
to study technical areas, sur-
veying, estate management,
forestry, evaluation and all of
those areas. There is a great
need,” Mr. Turnquest said.

He said that recently there
were discussions relating to
some form of land registration,
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route, we need to get serious
about. surveying. We need to

get serious about the profes-
sion; we need to get serious
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areas because that is where the
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“The system cannot operate
unless the land is surveyed

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The Bahamas and if the num-
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first persons to come and say
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Murder victims’
families condemn
AG’s office service

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Several fami-
lies of murdered victims on
Grand Bahama have come for-
ward to speak out publicly
against the inadequate func-
tioning of the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office in Freeport.

Rey Glenroy Bethel and five
other families gathered in front
of the AG’s Office in the
Regent Centre on Thursday to
express their concern over the
lack of permanent prosecutors
in Freeport to deal with mur-
dercases.

“The AG’s office is dysfunc-
tional and is nothing more than
a clerk filing station,” said Rev
Bethel.

He complained that it is unac-
ceptable that families of mur-
der victims here are directed to
call the Attorney General’s
office in Nassau when inquir-
ing about dates regarding the
cases of their deceased loved
ones.

“Everytime we go to the
office to find out information
regarding the cases of our mur-
dered loved ones we are told
that we need to call Nassau for
the dates.

“We feel that this office in
Freeport is not serving the
Grand Bahama community as
it should and we are calling on
the government to address this
problem,” he said.

Rev Bethel also thinks that
as a result of the long delays by
the AG’s office in bringing
criminal matters before the
courts, accused killers are being
released on bail.

Rey Bethel and his wife,

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 9

LOCAL NEWS



CONCERNED FAMILIES in
Freeport are appealing to
Attorney General Claire Hepburn
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the Attorney General's office in

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Gaitor, Floyd Farrington, Edith
Lightbourne, Nancy Seymour,
and Shavon Munnings are still
waiting for dates to be set in
cases involving their families.

“There are:six families here
whose loved ones’ accused
killers have been jailed and who
are now out on bail because
there are no dates set for these
matters before the Supreme
Court,” he explained.

He claims that the inadequa-
cies at the AG's office and the

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judicial system must be
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There is presently no judge
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ACP and the EU

@ By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business con-
sultant and former Caribbean,
diplomat).

Neesonanne any
contract under the
tyranny of the clock is almost a
certain guarantee of endless
problems in the future.

The haste that is being urged
on African, Caribbean and

-. Pacific (ACP) governments to

agree an Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU) by the
end of December is a prescrip-
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In the Caribbean’s case it is
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the end of October.

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every man, woman and child in
the region.

There has never been a
stronger case for carefully con-
sidered agreements, particular-
ly in light of the experience of
the EU unilaterally denounc-
ing agreements as they did with
the Sugar Protocol that gave
sugar producing ACP countries
preferential access to the EU
market.

After some Caribbean heads
of government met Peter Man-
delson and Louis Michel, two
EU Commissioners, in Jamaica



last week a set of mixed signals
emerged.

On the one hand, some
reports indicated that no agree-
ment had been reached by the
two sides and at least two’
Caribbean leaders - Owen
Arthur of Barbados and Bharat
Jagdéo of Guyana — indicated
that there is contemplation of
legal action against the EU for
its unilateral denouncement of
the Sugar Protocol.

On the other hand, regional
negotiators were talking of
agreement in a wide number of
areas and a “narrowing of the
gap” on some issues including
how sugar would be treated. In
fact, the optimism of some
regional negotiators was such
that there was talk of two sets of
meetings over the next few
weeks between the Caribbean
and the EU with a view to
agreement by the end of Octo-
ber.

- If these mixed signals con-
fused the real results of the
encounter between the EU and
the Caribbean in Jamaica, what
was clear is that few people
know what is actually being
negotiated and agreed.

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It is therefore anyone’s guess
how the private sector and the
trade union organisations in the
Caribbean can make informed

_ decisions on the terms of the

EPAs.

Certainly, the general public
has no means of doing so since
the public information that
exists on the detail of these
negotiations is very sparse.

Ww hat is known is that
the EU wants ACP

countries to liberalise their
economies giving greater access
to EU goods, investment and
services, including national
treatment for EU companies.
On the other hand for key com-
modities, such as sugar and
bananas, what is on offer by the
EU for access to their markets
is far less than the ACP coun-
tries have enjoyed in the past.
“The days of preferences are
over,” the EU says, and ACP
countries must compete in the
open market according to WTO
rules — rules fixed by the indus-
trialised nations which pros-

WHEREAS, the international Day of Older Persons will be observed on Monday 7c
October, 2007, under the theme "Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of

Aging: Empowering Older Persons”;

AND WHEREAS, by designating this special day, older persons are given

recognition for their contributions to the development of the nation, and attention is

drawn to the issues of global aging;

AND WHEREAS, life expectancy has increased over the century, resulting in
physical, social and mental challenges for the older person, but also offering

opportunities for continued contribution to the family and society;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Health and Social Development is mandated to
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[coc na ea PO en YE
should seek waiver to complete EPAs

pered on the basis of protec-
tionism and preferences, and
whose wealth sprung from the
exploitation of ACP countries.

in the Caribbean’s case, its
economies are already wide
open. Virtually any product
from any part of the world can
be imported into the region.
And, with regard to investment,
the Caribbean has bent ove
backwards to give incentives for
foreign investments.

By the same token, the tariffs
imposed on imports help gov
ernments to pay for goods and
services they must deliver to
their societies. The alternative
to tariffs is more taxes on
income, increased value added
taxes that push up the cost of
living, and taxes on the produc-
tive sector such as tourism mak-
ing them less competitive inter-
nationally:

National treatment in ACP
countries for EU companies
could push medium and small
size enterprises out of business.



National
treatment in ACP
countries for EU
companies could
push medium
and small size -
enterprises out of
business.

While it is prudent in negoti-
ations not to publicise every
aspect of them lest they be jeop-
ardised, these are not ordinary
negotiations — they are about
locking-in economies to
arrangements that will materi-
ally affect people’s lives. It is in
the public interest that more
and better particulars be dis-
closed and debated.

The question also. arises as
to why the EU is pushing the
Caribbean to be the first region
to conclude an EPA? The
answer resides less in the
Caribbean and more in Africa.

The EU’s strategic interest
is the African market where it is

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from China and India. In the
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aimed at giving EU business
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its more lucrative markets.”

ut, negotiations in

Africa have not gone
well. For instance, in Southern
Africa, South Africa has led the
Way in
thing but commodities in an
EPA; it has resisted incursions





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into the services and govern-
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However, if an agreement
could be reached with the
Caribbean, the EU could then
insist to all four sub-regions of
Africa, and to the Pacific that it
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itate the EPA negotiations.

A similar plea has been
made by the Executive Director
of the Caribbean Policy Devel-
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That is precisely what should
happen.

The ACP should convene a
meeting at ministerial level to
agree to urge the EU to join
with them in calling on the
WTO to extend the terms of
the Cotonou agreement for a






further year.

If four regions of the world —
Europe, Africa, the Caribbean
and the Pacific — were to make
such a call at the WTO, it is dif-
ficult to see who would oppose
it successfully. Canada and the
US would support it — they have
already sought waivers for their
bilateral trade arrangements.
And, it is fairly certain that
India and China would not
oppose it. Even Latin Ameri-
can countries would think care-
fully about upsetting four



regions of the world.

Logic points in the direction
of such a call to the WTO. It
requires one government in the
ACP group to actively initiate
it. And, should it succeed, the
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@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
Dr Eugene Newry, the
Bahamas' Ambassador to
Haiti, is officially retiring from

‘ the Diplomatic Service.

Dr. Newry's tour of duty
ends October 14, but he said

he would “stay around” in the »

private sector and assist where

possible in the further devel- -

opment of The Bahamas and
of Haiti where he served as
Ambassador for the past five
years.

Dr Newry, who turned 72 on
October 4, was a local neuro-
surgeon before he took up the
post as The Bahamas Ambas-
sador to the Republic of Haiti
five years ago. He also served
as Ambassador to the Domini-
can Republic.

The Ambassador's term was
marred by the shooting of his
wife in the hip on April 17,
2004, while at a marketplace in
Port au Prince. He was recalled
the following day. Dr. Newry
had been previously recalled
on February 26 of that year,
during the height of an uprising
that eventually led to the ouster
of President Jean Bertrand
Aristide.

Deputy Prime Minister and

Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette recently said his
office is reviewing various over-
seas posts and that a full com-
plement of overseas diplomats

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. BEL-AIR ESTATES
LOT NO. 259
PROPERTY: Single Storey Residence
Floor Area:1,566 sq. ft.
Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.

. CARMICHAEL ROAD }
PROPERTY: Single Family Residence
3 bed / 2 bath, Property Size:11,988 sq. ft.
Floor Area: 1,710 sq. ft.
LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from

BAHAMAS AMBASSADOR to the Republic of Haiti Dr. Eugene Newry speaks to Lindsay Thompson,



Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

Senior Information Officer, Bahamas Information Services, about his retirement from the Diplomatic
Corps and future plans as a private citizen, at the hotel La Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The
interview climaxed a trade mission to Haiti conducted by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Sep-

tember 23 to 26.

- will be announced shortly.

“It is not unusual for Govy-
ernments to look at different
postings. Dr Newry has been
in Haiti for a while. It's always
good to have a rotation of offi-
cers,” Mr. Symonette said.

During an interview in Haiti,
Dr. Newry talked about his
tenure and his future plans.

“From our national point of
view, I will certainly give all my
means, my connections, my
knowledge to my successor,
whoever that might be. And I
would be available 24/7 to help
them because that person rep-
resents my country,” he said.

Dr Newry accompanied the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce on its recent trade mis-

sion to Haiti. The purpose was »

to explore possible trade
arrangements between busi-
nesspersons of both countries.

By living and working in

Haiti, Dr. Newry said he came

to realise that Haiti is “a sleep-

“There are many opportu-
nities for Bahamians to tap
into,” he noted.

“Haiti could supply over 67
per cent of the Bahamian mar-
ket,” Dr. Newry added. “Now
because of Haiti's structure,
especially at the level of labour
and availability of agricultural
land, that could save The
Bahamas at least 30 per cent of
what it spends on agriculture.

“We could actually make
money by trading with Haiti.
The Chamber has finally seen
the wisdom of this visit. It is
now up to the Chamber to do
the studies.”

Ambassador, Newry advised
that the Government's role
would be to formulate regula-
tions in order to facilitate trade
arrangements with Haiti.

He noted that Haiti and The’

Bahamas has had relationships
for the past 200 years, longer
than any other country. Haiti
has more of its “blood rela-

the Caribbean,”
_ said.

any country in the world.

“Now, they have greater
numbers in other places but rel-
ative to the Bahamian basic
population, we have the largest.
Therefore, we have done for
Haitians more than any other
country in the world — not the
United States, not Canada; in
terms of how we integrated
people in the past 50 years,” he
said

According to Dr. Newry, the
biggest change in Haiti, both at
the level of the elite and at the
level of the average person is
the matter of working together
for the betterment of the coun-
try.

“The Haitians, more than
any other people of the
Caribbean, are desperately
hungry for education.

“In fact, there are more
schools and educational facili-
ties in this country per square
mile than in any other place in
Dr. Newry

ing giant.” tions” in The Bahamas than in

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Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.

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PROPERTY: Single Storey incomplete
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LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road take
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. MALVARIC ESTATES SUBDIVISION/

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. GAMBLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
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Man is set to
be charged with
Eleuthera murder

US Coast
Guard

FROM page one

Aviation Administration report-
edly lost radar and radio contact
with his aircraft.

According to the Coast
Guard, search-and-rescue co-
ordinators in Miami were noti-
fied of the incident at 11am that
day, and a search operation was
immediately launched.

Mr Sullivan was en route to
Palm Beach Airport, in West

Palm Beach, Florida, from Nas- ©

sau International Airport when
his aircraft went missing.
Yesterday, a Coast Guard
press release reported that a C-
130 Hercules aircraft from Air
Station Clearwater, Florida,
located an orange life-raft Sat-
urday night about 15 miles

- south-west of the aircraft's last-

known position.

An HH-65 Dolphin heli-
copter and a HU-25 Falcon jet
from Air Station Miami were
launched to remain on scene

with the life-raft until the Cutter ie

Forward arrived.

Crews from the Forward
launched a small boat to inves-
tigate, but there was no-one
aboard the raft and no mark-
ings on the life-raft could con-
nect it to Sullivan or his aircraft,
the Coast Guard reported.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, reported
that the US Coast Guard con-
tacted Bahamian authorities
around 1.30pm on Saturday to
report that a

single-engine Cessna aircraft
registered N95HS, went down
about 56 miles east of Bimini,
and that officials from the
Defence Force — who are assist-
ing in the search — have been
in contact with police at
Great Harbour Cay, Berry

Islands, to inform them of the _

. Incident.
Justin Snisky, director of res-
cue operations at BASRA in

Grand Bahama, told The Tri- -

bune that Coast Guard officials
reported that the pilot had
informed them that he was
making a turn toward Stirrup
Cay to avoid bad weather in the
area when they lost all commu-
nication with him.

“That was their last commu-
nication with the pilot,” said Mr
Snisky.

YOUR CONNECTI

FROM page one

Concern arose for Mrs
Cates’s safety when a vehicle
was discovered abandoned
some distance from her home
in the Green Castle settle-
ment, having overturned sey-
eral times, eventually coming
to rest in nearby bushes.

When a relative went to

-eheck on the widow and moth-

er-of-six and noticed her cai
missing, Bill and Kermit Cates
— her brothers-in-law —
entered the home and discoy-
ered her dead, wrapped in the
quilt.

Mr Miller told The Tribune
that police had intended to
officially file charges last Fri-
day, but they decided to do so
today instead.

Mrs Cates’ death is the 59th
homicide for the year.

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LOCAL NEWS

Three women, one man
wanted in connection
with armed robbery

Hunt for men
after shooting

FROM page one

they had her face bandaged
up. There was blood every-
where and broken glass on
the floor - it look like he shot
her in the truck.”

The victim, in her early
40s, reportedly underwent
surgery on Thursday evening
at Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, where she is listed in seri-
ous condition.

Police are asking anyone
with information to contact
the Central Detective Unit,
the Crime Stoppers hotline
or their nearest police sta-
. tion.

In light-of this latest rob-
bery and shooting, police
have advised the public to be

-ever-mindful when carrying
large amounts of cash and.to
be on the lookout for poten-
tial assailants.

“We urge the public to be
very careful of their sur-
roundings...be careful of the
time you .make (bank)
deposits. We know that this is:
a holiday season, so just be
careful, make sure you are
not followed, or let some-
body be with you to cover
you at all times, just to be
sure that you are safe,” Chief
Inspector B K Bonamy Jr
said during a radio interview.

Patrons who frequent that
particular RBC branch on a

. regular basis are calling for
increased security, claiming
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FROM page one

had to wade through ankle-deep water to get to,

the terminal buildings, Mr Cartwright said ina
press release yesterday.

The rain has reportedly been constant since
late September, with increased squalls last week
leading to heavy flooding in low-lying areas
and the closure of some parts of the main road
to small vehicles.

“All the ponds are filled up and by Wednes-
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reached, but the continuous rains on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday caused the water level to
rise rapidly,” Mr Cartwright said. This has led
to much inconvenience and some property loss
for Long Islanders.

“All farms on the island are overtaken by
flood waters and areas like Berries, Mortimers
and Gordon’s, where a similar flood occurred in

Dates

June this year, have been hit the hardest since
they have not been able to make a harvest since
June,” said Mr Cartwright,

The MP, who is also Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries, said many businesss were inac-
cessible. Some homes have also flooded, with
carpets, furniture and electrical appliances being
destroyed.

The heavy rains have also saturated bone-
fish flats on the island, and Mr Cartwright fears
the local sponging industry may also be dam-
aged by the large amount of stagnant water
that has accumulated.

Events scheduled for the past weekend had to
be cancelled on Long Island, leaving local ven-
dors with a stockpile of products they may not
be able to sell in the near future.

The Tribune was unable to reach Meteoro-

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receive more rain over the next 24 to 48 hours.

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MV Yoko Miko, were at the -

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tional Bazaar around 4am
when they met three Bahami-
an women.

While there, the men began
dancing and talking with the
women. They all later agreed
to leave together and go toa
beach.

The men told police that
they all got into a grey car dri-
ven by a man. On arrival at
Xanadu Beach, Bonilla said
the women’s demeanour sud-
denly. changed and they asked
them for all their money.

One of the women, he said,
then pulled out a handgun and
held him by the neck and
demanded cash.

Bonilla told police that he

became frightened and was
able to break free. He ran to
the security booth at the
Xanadu Beach Hotel and
alerted police.

Supt «xahming said at about
5.20am, mobile patrol officers
located Mr Stanley in Lewis
Yard, near the Texaco Service

Station. He was bleeding from *

a head wound.

He told officers that the
women ganged up on him.
One gun-butted him in his
head and robbed him of his
money. They then pushed him
out of the vehicle and sped off.

Stanley was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he

was treated and later dis- ©

charged.

Mr Rahming said Central
Detective Unit officers are
continuing investigations.

Dame Marguerite
Pindling i in hospital

FROM page one

improving at*this point and we are pleased with her progress.”
Dame Marguerite, who was married to Sir Lynden for 44 years
until his death in August, 2000, was described by her supporters as
a critical part of Sir Pindling’s public and political life.
She is also a philanthropist, actively involved with a number of
local charities, particularly the Sir Lynden Pindling Foundation,
which provides scholarships to students from Andros for entrance

into the College of the Bahamas.

In light of her service to the political arena, community involve-
ment, and charitable work, she was created a Dame in the 2007 New

Year’s Honours List.

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daughters, Jane-Michele Bethel, Jill L.
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Humblestone. -

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested
that donations be made to The Cancer
Society of the Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539,

Nassau,

Bahamas, The Bahamas Down

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MONDe\

;Vipein 14, 2007, PAGE 15



A renewe

OPINION

@ By José Luis Ponce,
Cuban Ambassador to the Com-

monwealth of the Bahamas

@) n Tuesday, October 30,
Cuba will submit to the
consideration of the UN General
Assembly the draft resolution
entitled “Necessity of ending the
economic, commercial and finan-
cial embargo imposed by the
United States of America against
Cuba”.

This is the 16th consecutive
year of this exercise in the Gen-
eral Assembly. Last year, 183 of
the 191 United Nations member
states voted in favour of this res-
olution, which constitutes an

almost unanimous proof of the ©

international community’s rejec-
tion of the genocidal policy of the
US government:-against Cuba,
and the implementation of
extraterritorial laws contrary to
the Charter of the United
Nations, the principles of inter-
national law and the regulations
governing economic, commer-
cial and financial relations among
states.

The blockade imposed by the
government of the United States
against Cuba, a reality the Cuban
people have had to live with for
nearly half a century, aims to
cause the surrender through
hunger and disease of a people
that only wish to exercise their
right to self-determination and
defend their sovereignty, welfare
and dignity.

The extraterritorial nature of
the blockade which has been
institutionalised and systematised
by the Torricelli and Helms-Bur-
ton Acts, aside from violating
international law and the sover-

eignty of third states, has brought --

about serious additional damage
to the Cuban economy and to
Cuba’s economic relations with
third countries and_ subsidiaries
of US enterprises over the last
decade.

The Bush administration has



The blockade...
aims to cause the
surrender through
hunger and
disease of a people

that only wish to...

exercise their

right to

self-determination

and defend their
sovereignty,
welfare and dignity.



unleashed an irrational pro-
gramme of persecution against
Cuba’s commercial and financial
transactions, adopting reprisals
against individual businessmen,
as well as financial and banking
institutions that have links with

Cuba. The constant hounding of °

businessmen and the threats and
sanctions against foreign investors
in Cuba reflect the contempt that
US authorities have for the rights
and sovereignty of other coun-
tries of the world.

[ is estimated that in 2006
the damage to Cuba’s for-
eign trade as a result of the
blockade exceeded
$1,305,388,000. The greatest dam-
ages were registered due to the
impossibility of access to the US
market. In the case of Cuba’s
imports, not only did they
become more expensive due to
an increase in. prices, the use of

intermediaries and the necessity

of triangulation for importing cer-
tain products, but also due to the

_need to transport goods from

more distant markets, which leads
to increases in freight and insur-
ance costs.

The direct economic damage
caused to the Cuban people by

. the implementation of the block-

ade exceeds $89 billion in almost
50 years. This figure does not
include the direct damage caused
to the economic and social objec-
tives of the country by sabotage
and terrorist acts encouraged,
organised and financed from
within the United States. Neither
does it include the cost of items
that could not be produced in
Cuba or the damage derived from
the onerous credit terms imposed
on Cuba.

The most vulnerable sectors
have been food and health, with a
direct impact on the quality of
life of all Cubans. Last year only,
damages in the food sector
exceed $258 million. The impact
is felt not only in the restrictions
on limited and conditioned
imports of foodstuff from the
United States, but also generally
in the negative impact on the pro-
duction of food for domestic con-
sumption. Without this loss, Cuba
would have been able to pur-
chase, for domestic consumption,
about 180 thousand metric tons of
soy beans, 72 thousand metric



tons of soy oil, 300 thousand met-
ric tons.of corn and 275 thousand
metric tons of wheat.

Likewise the health sector has



We will not give up
on our economic
development, the
accomplishments
of which are
evident, despite
the adverse effects
of the economic,
commercial and
financial blockade
imposed on us.

been seriously affected. The
impossibility of accessing diag-
nosis aids and latest medication,
of purchasing spendable materi-
als, spare parts or the necessary
equipment generally produced
by enterprises or subsidiaries in
the Unites States, constitutes a
challenge for the adequate main-

tenance of emergency services, —

medical attention to critically ill
patients, surgery units and other
specialized services, both for
adults and children; as well as for
medical attention for pregnant
women. For the same reason,
efforts to promote health and
prevent disease have been hin-
dered. -

D espite that fact, Cuba
continues providing

médical aid to many countries
around the world, and special
mention should be given to the

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Eye Care Programme known as
“Operacién Milagro” (Operation
Miracle), which has enabled thou-
sands of persons with curable dis-
eases to regain their sight or to
see for the first time. Almost 400
of them are from the Bahamas.
The US blockade against Cuba

under President George W

Bush’s administration has
reached unprecedented dimen-
sions resulting from the intensifi-
cation of a set of laws and regu-
lations designed to destroy the

Cuban Revolution and bring
about a change of regime on the
island,

Nevertheless, the Cuban peo-
ple will never give up on either its
sovereignty or its right to self-
determination and will continue
progressing, in spite of the block-
ade, in the improvement of a fair
and supportive society that it is
building, while ofiering its unselfish
assistance to other countries all
over the world. We will not give up
on our economic development, the

- accomplishments of which are evi-

dent, despite the adverse effects
of the economic, commercial and
financial blockade imposed on us.

This October 30, Cuba calls
upon all governments committed
to the defence of international
law to vote in favour of the draft
resolution to be tabled by the

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A FAMILY group of
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depressed area east of the East
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town Nassau’s Moses Plaza, a
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| down 20% in July
Entire Bahamas off 10%

Nassau/PI arrivals

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Bahamas experienced
a 10 per cent decrease in total
visitor arrivals for July 2007, the
Ministry of Tourism’s latest sta-
tistics revealed, a further indi-
cation that the country’s num-
ber: one industry is struggling
with a mixture of external issues
and product weaknesses.

The statistics indicted that in
July, 376,794 persons visited the
Bahamas either by air or sea,
compared to the 418,052 who
arrived in 2006, representing a
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Despite the fact that Grand
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221,335 arrivals compared to
244,306

the previous year. The Fami-
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cent decline, going from 120,250
arrivals in 2006 persons to
92,276 this July.

Looking at July air arrivals,
the Bahamas ‘overall saw a
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Ministry's stock records
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

STOCK control records for
the Ministry of Works’ general
_ supplies were nine months out
of date when an external audit
was conducted, the auditors’
report found, leaving its sup-
plies section unable to deter-
mine whether requests could be
met from existing stocks...’

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tices that would be considered
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tor were captured in the audit of
the Ministry of Works by
Crown Agents of the UK,
which found that the stock con-
trol records for the Ministry’s
stores were only updated to
December 2005 when the audit
was carried out in Septem-
ber/October 2006.

Stock control] records for the
Ministry’s fuel issues were also
two months out-of-date when

‘the auditors conducted their
inspection, leaving Crown
Agents to conclude: “As a
result, the supplies section is
unable to determine if supplies
requisitions can be met from
existing stocks. The out-of-date
stock records result from a
delay in processing stores
received notes and stores issued
documentation in the

“The delay in processing fuel
issues results from a subsequent
delay to inter-ministry charging
through the accounting system
for fuel supplies. No charging

Audit
recommends
changes to
Tenders Board

financial
thresholds



is undertaken in respect of gen-
eral supplies.”

On the Ministry’s physical
stores, the Crown Agents audit
found that “a store side has
become detached from the
floor” on one building, which
could allow “improper access”.
The audit suggested that “sig-
nificant improvements” could
be made if the stores. were kept
clean and tidy, items identified
by stock number, and extra
shelving installed.

In addition, the audit found
that the supplies section — which
was responsible for all aspects
of the ministry’s procurement
— was not fulfilling this part of
its mandate because technical
officers in the ministry were
“increasingly taking on ele-
ments of the procurement
process themselves, particularly
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tors, with per capita spending
over $1,000 per head. Fewer

stopover visitors means fewer
hotel guests, and the trickle-
down effect felt throughout the
economy — by taxi drivers, straw
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the international body repre-
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ulators, The Tribune can
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The former PLP govern- |

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this year thought to

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concerns that
Bahamas was
‘uncooperative’

IOSCO, the international
organisation of securities reg-
ulators - has only been
revealed now, after Alfred
Sears, the PLP MP for Fort
Charlotte and former attor-
ney-general in the Christie
government, asked a question
about it in the House of
Assembly last week.

Mr Sears asked the Govern-
ment whether the IOSCO
review could lead to the
Bahamas’ financial services
industry being ‘blacklisted’
again, as it was in 2000 by the
Financial Action Task Force
(FATF). It was one of three
agents or ‘fronts’ for the G-7
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 3B



a i
Title insurance long
‘overdue’ in Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



Title insurance is a concept
long “overdue” in the Bahamas,
a director with the first insur-
ance agency specifically formed
to tackle this market told The
Tribune, as it provides protec-
tion for real estate purchasers
and lenders against the numer-
ous potential title defects that
exist in this nation.

Leon Poitier, a First Bahamas
Title Insurance Agency direc-
tor, said the one-time single pre-
mium paid for title insurance
would provide both Bahamian
and foreign purchasers of real
estate in this nation with added
security against problems
caused by hidden title issues and
holes in the records held by the
Land Registry.

He added that it might also
replace to some extent the fees
charged by attorneys in con-
nection with title searches, as
Bahamian attorneys charged a
scaled fee related to the price of
the transactions they were deal-
ing with. This was a method of
providing extra.cover for any

liability they may assume from |
providing title opinions, no mat- ,
ter how qualified these were,

and thus could reduce transac-

’ tion and closing costs.

Mr Poitier said he and his fel-
low directors had talked about
the issue of title insurance for
over a year, and explained: “We
could see title insurance was a
coming thing. All these people
are complaining and frustrated
about the way land law oper-
ates. It’s really archaic, as
lawyers’ opinions are given with
so many reservations and opin-
ions because they can’t confirm
things we need to know about
land title.

“The way titles and deeds are
recoiued is so open to question.
I don’t want to bad mouth the
Registry, but it’s a somewhat
chaotic hit and miss on title
searches. That’s why attorneys
have to qualify their opinions.”

“Veaknesses in the deeds
recording system at the Public



Registry, as evidenced by the
numerous title-related disputes
throughout the Bahamas, cou-
pled with the increased demand
for Bahamian real estate by sec-
ond home buyers and other for-
eigners, especially Americans,
has given the likes of First
Bahamas a growing market.

Tourism

Tourism developments across
the Bahamas are increasingly
mixed-use resorts with a heavy
real estate component thrown
in, and Mr Poitier said: “Amer-
icans strongly believe in title
insurance, and few buy homes
without it. Developers have
begun to see the merit in offer-
ing title insurance, and for pur-
chasers it’s a selling point of the
development.”

First Bahamas will write busi-
ness in this nation that is under-
written by LandAmerica Finan-
cial Group, a global title insur-
ance provider. The company
has been operating for “a cou-
ple of weeks” after obtaining
all relevant licences from the
Registrar of Insurance, and
according to in-house counsel
Samantha Fox, “had quite a few
inquiries”.

First Bahamas has already
issued 16 commitments and one
full policy, the difference being
that policies are only issued
when all supporting documents
are in, and commitments given
when First Bahamas is satisfied
there are no exceptions or reser-

vations on the property/real.

estate in question.

The Bahamian agency will
also benefit through its associa-
tion with Higgs & Johnson.
Although not a subsidiary of
the Bahamian law firm, Mr
Poitier, himself a Higgs & John-
son attorney and partner, said
First Bahamas’ shareholders
and directors were all Higgs &
Johnson partners.

Mr Poitier pointed out that
with Bahamian land values
seemingly ever-increasing,
attorneys’ indemnities and

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brought in relation to title
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Adding that there was
“tremendous potential” for title
insurance in the Bahamas, Mr
Poitier said First Bahamas also
wanted to target Bahamians.
“We feel the domestic market is
not alive to this, as they say, and
we feel this is a means to get to
the general Bahamian public,”
he added.

“Because of the rising cost of
land and other-matters, we feel
the domestic market should be
approached. Title insurance is
able to be passed on to the heirs
of the property owner when
they pass away.”

Banks and other financial
institutions could also purchase
title insurance, Mr Poitier said,
to cover themselves against the
unpaid principal balance on a
property. This was especially
useful in cases where banks had
to foreclose on.a property,
because if the title to it was chal-
lenged or there were compet-
ing claims, it would be covered
by title insurance. The title
insurance company would also
be the one to fight the case in
court.

However, Mr Poitier said title
insurance did not perfect title,
just added protection against
unforeseen issues such as forged
wills and deeds, adverse pos-
session, fraud, judgments, law-
suits, liens, unpaid taxés, unre-
leased mortgages, hidden wills,
lost records and problems relat-
ed to divorce and marriages.

He explained that if First
Bahamas saw problems with the
title documents and searches
presented to it when applying
for a policy, the company would
have to go back to the prospec-
tive client and tell them to deal
with the issue or else an excep-
tion would be included in the
policy. ‘

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FROM page one

Since then, the FSF has
launched a new initiative on so-
called offshore financial centres
such as the Bahamas, aimed at
encouraging them to adopt best
international practices and stan-
dards if they have not done so
already.

A highly-placed financial
source, speaking to The Tribune
on condition of anonymity, said

there was “no chance” the’

Bahamas would return to the
FATF ‘blacklist’, as that was
related to anti-money launder-
ing issues and not regulatory
co-operation and information
exchanges.

Indicating that there was
some unease about Mr Sears
publicising details of the
IOSCO/FSF confidential
review, a matter he would have

been aware of in government,
the source said: “It [the
review] has to do with infor-
mation sharing. This is an FSF
initiative, in their review of off-
shore centres, to determine
which offshore centres have
the ability to exchange infor-
mation at the request of
requesting states.

“Essentially, we are in com-
pliance with and have met the
standards on providing infor-
mation, where it is deemed
appropriate, at the request of
foreign regulators.

“The reason for the amend-
ments to the legislation, and to
provide the Commission with
powers to compel the produc-
tion of documents, was to a
great extent to satisfy the
IOSCO review.”.

The source described the
issue of the Securities Commis-

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tion as “a moot point” and one
that was now thought to have
been addressed, but while the
Bahamas had signed on to the
IOSCO Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) on reg-
ulatory co-operation, the review
of the Commission’s informa-
tion sharing powers was still
ongoing.

Yet The Tribune understands
that prior to the legislative
amendments, the FSF consid-
ered the Bahamas, as well as
the Cayman Islands and British
Virgin Islands, to be ‘uncoop-
erative’ on regulatory informa-
tion sharing as a result of the
Securities Commission not hay-
ing the ‘legal capacity’ to com-
pel the production of papers
and documents

The entire episode again
shows how the Bahamas,
although having been removed
from all ‘blacklists’, remains
under the scrutiny of the FSF,

. FATF and their associates, who

appear ready to pounce the
moment a weakness in this

_ nation’s regulatory structure is

exposed.
While many believe their

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primary goal is to restrict the
flow of business to the
Bahamas and other offshore
centres, and this nation’s abil-
ity to compete in the global
financial services market, giv-
en this nation’s size and the
nature of international poli-
tics it has to do everything it
can to avoid being exposed to
such initiatives again.

The amendment to the
Securities Industry Act allows
the Securities Commission to
require financial institutions
and their directors, servants
and agents, to supply it with
information that will enable
it to carry out its regulatory
functions, including co-oper-
ation and. information
exchange with overseas reg-
ulators.

Both that Act, and the Invest-
ment Funds Act, were also
amended to allow the Securi-
ties Commission to co-operate
and share information with oth-
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as the Central Bank of the
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Microsoft Word and Excel at a minimum.

Union in fresh
Aquapure row

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

AQUAPURE and the trade
union representing many of its
line workers are embroiled in a
fresh legal dispute, this time
over the union’s demand that
the bottled water producer col-
lect union dues from all mem-
bers and pass them to the
union.

Huedley Moss, president of
the Bahamas Beverage and
Water Distributors Union
(BBWDU), said in a press
statement that the union had
served an originating summons
on KLG Investments, Aqua-
pure’s owner, asking the
Supreme Court to mandate that
the company collect agency
shop dues for the bargaining

unit members and the BBW-

DU.

Aquapure is going against its
industrial agreement

because it is not collecting
union dues from all the employ:
ees.

However, Aquapure execu-
tive, Alec Knowles, told Tri-
bune Business that at present
the Company collects union
dues from 30 of their 90
employees who are members of
the bargaining unit after receiv-
ing. written requests and per-
mission from those workers to
doso. .

He said that both Aquapure
and the courts had asked Mr
Moss and the union to pro-
duce written documentation,
including Department of
Labour authorizations, which
would support the union’s
claim that Aquapure should
collect dues from all union
members.

To date, Mr Knowles said
the union has not been able to

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produce the relevant docu-
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bune to the company’s legal
counsel, who will not be in
office until today.

That has not appeased Mr
Moss, it appears, who said in a
statement: “It is interesting to
note that this problem devel-
oped only after KLG Invest-
ments acquired Aquapure
Water Company. While the new
owners of Aquapure are cur-
rently paying a small fraction

of the view that the legal tradi-
tion and the statutory recogni-
tion that they met in place must
be honoured.”

Mr Moss added that the
union had invited KLG to rene-
gotiate a new contract for

the non-management bar-
gaining unit of Aquapure.

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Pee ee
Nassau/PI arrivals down 20% in July

FROM page one

There was a slight increase in
Eleuthera and Grand Bahama
air arrivals - 0.3 per cent and 2
per cent respectively, the Berry
Islands by 17 per cent, and
Bimini 32 per cent. Inagua air
arrivals increased by 100 per
cent and Long Island, which

had suffered

tremendously due to the clo-
sure of the Stella Maris airport
last year, saw an increase of 239
per cent.

The year-to-date figures for
Bahamas air arnivals showed an
overall decline of 8 per cent,
while cruise arrivals were off by
6 per cent, with the country

NOTICE

BLUE SPOT FUND LTD.

' VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

recording, ,

The July figures for Nas-
sau/Paradise Island showed
cruise passenger arrivals
decreased by 1.3 per cent with
134,832 visitors, compared to
136,577 the previous year.

Grand Bahama recorded
31,891 arrivals this July com-
pared to the 20,532 recorded in

2006, a 55.3 per cent increase,
and the remaining Family
Islands experienced a 32.5 per
cent decline to 60,204 arrivals,
compared to 89,180 recorded
last year.

The 2007 year-to-date cruise
arrivals indicated an overall
decline of 5.6 per cent, down
from 1,883,750 who arrived in

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MIXA INVESTMENT FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

4

2006 to 1,778,099 arriving this
year.

According to'the Ministry of
Tourism, cruise arrivals were
down to Nassau/Paradise Island
in July because Royal
Caribbean International

brought in 34 per cent less pas- ©

sengers and Imperial Majesty
brought in 12 per cent fewer
passengers than they had in
2006. -

On Grand Bahama, the pic-
ture was different, and arrivals
were up because the Carnival

Liberty added the island to its

ports of call, as did*Royal
Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.
However this was not enough
to offset the island’s year-to-

date figures.

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ures were down because the
Disney Magic had not retumed

to Castaway Cay from the
- Mediterrane.

an. In addition, the

Norwegian Dawn went to the

Family Islands as a second port
of entry and not a first.

"Princess Cruises reduced the

auaiber of passengers into

Princess Cay, and Carnival

reduced the passengers into -

Half Moon Cay as a first port of
call. Cannival’s Fantasy and Ela-
tion ships did not go out into
the Family Islands as they had
done in the previous

year.

The increase in Royal
Caribbean passengers was not
sufficient to offset the decline
in the number of passengers
brought in by other cruise lines.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 BLUE SPOT FUND
LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 1th October
2007. David Thain of Arier Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Lid Building
2 Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Laquidator of BLUE SPOT

°
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ithe Dissolution MIXA
INVESTMENT FUND LID. has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution thas been issued and ithe Se a
Register of Companies,

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was ithe 2nd October 2007.

In the remaining islands fig-

| Small Real Estate Firm
seeks three Agents to work in its
expanding sales department.

FUND LTD. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required ‘to send their address and particular of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 1th November 2007.

Reply to:
PSRealty@Batelnet.bs

DB



OUTSTANDING CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Company Seeks Registered Pharmacist Passessing a Current Bahamian
Pharmacist License

NOTICE

ADANA INC.

NOTICE

GOLIATH UNIVERSAL FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Position Critoria includes (out mot limited to) the falloning..

Registered Pharmacist; to provide oversight of pharmacy operations,
supervision of technicians, management of inventory, enforcement of company
policies and procedures MUST also possess strong communication skills,
excellent customer service skills, honesty as well as a VALID and CURRENT”
IBAHAMIAN PHARMACIST LICENSE. (Must ibe able to work nights, ‘holidays
(In Voluntary Liquidation) aor

(Please respond electronically iby October 22nd, 2007 ito: bahamian

| Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
Disetiic has hoon meoned anid dhe Company leas eeseioye boon Seach oll tie oe = *
ere ae 10th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was tthe 2nd October 2007. ,

Notice is hereby given that im accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 tthe Dissolution

GOLIATH UNIVERSAL FUND LID. has been completed, a Certificate of Legal Notice

NOTICE

VERCELLI CORPORATION

(8) of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000, |
the dissolution of VERCELLI CORPORATION has been |
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and |
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.



Legal Notice

NOTICE

YINING COMPANY LIMITED

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MONTEZUMA INVESTMENTS LTD.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)
(Liquidator)

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named |
| Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
| 26th day of September 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa |

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

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the |
40th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa |
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. |




Legal Notice
NOTICE





ROUGE COULEUR INC.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator) Notice is hereby given that in accondance with section 138 |

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the |
dissolution of ROUGE COULEUR INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and |
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. |






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_ British Colonial Hilton, No. 1 Bay Street
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“Contact the ‘Alumni Relations & Developmen Offic
: Tel (242} 302- Ago?

The College of The Bahamas
PROGRAMMES IN






A Contemporary Approach to Administration for Productivity and
Effective Management in Public and Private Entities











The School of Social Sciences of The College of The Bahamas in-
vites members of the public and private sectors to join our College/
University community as ‘change agents’ of the Twenty-first Century,
working in partnership for national development.



Individuals: This is your chance to ready your thinking and skills to
seize 21st century opportunities and be someone who is proactive
and makes things happen.

Rehearsals: | Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Membership: Staff, Faculty, Students & Alumni

Performances: Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service * Spring Concert *Color of

Harmony * College , Local & International

Events

















Employers: Discover ways of creating first class resources to in- :
crease your organization's ability to compete in a rapidly changing For details, contac
global economy. (oetie
School of Social Sciences

Prospective students and participants have these options: ro
* Pursue the BA Degree in Public Administration Dr Silvius Wilson
¢ Participate in seminars/workshops and short courses [with cer- Assistant Professor fa COB
tificate of attendance] Tel. 397 2607-8

‘ ; : E-mail: swilsonfacob.edu.bs



Programmes are conducted in a progressive environment which

takes into consideration:

° Needs of individuals through small group interaction

* ‘Bottom Line’ of organizations through exposure to planning-
strategic and Long-range and total quality management

* Major contemporary issues of organizations; e.g. training needs
occasioned by the challenges of globalization

¢ Issues relating to sustainable development

Public/Private Sectcr Partnerships [PPPs]

Contact: Patricia Ellis at 302-4467
or
Chris Justilien 302-4511



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. | April 10 ' | HAITIAN FILM

| This workshop is designed to provide participants with an Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm










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THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE (ILC) - THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS —
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008

LECTURERS / PARTICIPANTS
Slide show by Dr. Irene Moss, Director, [LCI





INTERNATIONAL
LANGUAGES AND

CULTURES INSTITUTE
THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS


















VENUE
Munnings Room 2
6:30PM
Munnings Room 2



DATE EVENT

Friday
Friday
Friday

October 6 OKTOBERFEST



Presented by Professor Xian Xianwen








Presentation: Foreign Lang. Dept.: Assistant Munnings Rom 2
Professor Guadalupe del Hierro Higueras

Organized by I. Moss with all relevant COB














Band Shell

































Saturda' ‘ Departments: Communications, Security 6-11 . ‘

November 8 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENING Slide show by I. Moss, F. Leger on guitar, J. Mannings Room 2 Communication:

Thursda: Mereus on vocals and other musical friends 7PM : pe tid i -
November 14 THE HOLOCAUST —a movie presentation | Mr. Absil — holocaust survivor UWI Dining Room Th @ Key to Global U; nder standing
Wednesday and lecture 7PM
December 4 JUNKANOO ART — designing and pasting | Presentation and demonstration by Henry Moss Jr; | Mannings Room 2

Tuesday costumes - WORKSHOP slide show by I. Moss 6-8 ~ COURSE OFFERING:





Organization & musical direction: 1. Moss Munnings Room 2
ILCI, Foreign Lang. Dept. members and COB PERMA rea
. Presentation by Professor Xu Xianwen
Video of Montreal TAM TAM JAM by J. Moss
Director: TBA

Panel members from Tourism, Immigration, COB
and private tourism businesses

- FALL 2007— Beginning September 24th

CONVERSATIONAL HAITIAN CREOLE I:
' Mon/Wed: 6 — 7:30 PM



December 13 MERRY MULTI-CULTURAL
Thursday CHRISTMAS

January 9 - Wed
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams
Thursday Languages Fire

‘Tuesday

March 1-15 IRISH PUB NITE - to be announced
March 21 - Fri VICTOR HUGO — Beyond LES MIZ











Band shell

2PM

Munnings Room 2 or BTC
Lecture Hall? 7. PM
Munnings Room 2







CONVERSATIONAL HAITIAN CREOLE Hi:
Tues/Thurs: 7:30 —9 PM











UWI Dining Room _








ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I:
-Mon/Wed: 5 —.6:30 PM

Lecture and slide show by |. Moss
Slide presentation: Assistant Professor Frenand
Leger, Foreign Languages Department

Slide show on Bahamian Musicians and
Entertainers by |. Moss ne

Slide Show by I.Moss; participation of German-
speakers in Nassau & [LCI students 18
Piano solos by 1.Moss; Cello / piano duets by H.
Peloquin & I.Moss; guests TBA
























CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I:
Tues/Thurs: 6 — 7:30 PM

ee ee AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC
Frida’ Guests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS _
Tuesda .

May 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING. :
Frida :

€











ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP:
Tuesdays: 1 -2 PM

Munnings Room 2



ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP:
Thursdays: 1-2 PM

These are directed conversation and practice “brown bag”
sessions - bring your own lunch!
10 consecutive sessions: $100 ($50 for COB Students)




INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY |




\ very at for the beginner Who Course Description: This course covers basic concepts af Information Sageamneg agi tlhona st
how they Work. This course covers the major‘computer con- Technology.” The course provides training in the following areas: OUY SSIS OE Se OE =
aang extensive hands-on practice of various software Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, over the Toltowing topes: Basic Hardware, Operating Systems,

Microsoft Office - Word i < : ; . Troubleshoating and Repairs.
TE ree eee aeepeae Operating System Profcieny,nterel and Emal Proficiency RES Coe neat

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN I:
Mon/Wed: 6:30 —8 PM
















: Provrequisite: N SNC ESE ee oa ag PN are a ong
Soa 2 Presegiae. Nate : Begs Monday & Wedhesday 17 Seplembe, 2007 CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN I:
Dale sday, 12 September, 2007 Begins; Wednesday, 12 September, 2007 Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Duration; 12 weeks Mon/Wed: 7:30 —9 PM
Time: 11:00am 20am ‘Saction 01 (CEES) Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Duration: 12 weeks. Venue: BHTC Computer Lad Fees: $800.00 : :
_ Venue: CEES Lab Fees: $450.00 ay
De Mio 1 SePEMON 0 gy gett age . QuickBOOKS CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN II:
Ss MICROSOFT EXCEL Course Description: This course is designed to train new and existing | Tues/Thurs: 6 — 7:30

. . gmail business entrepreneurs (fewer than 20 employees} how to
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of the — organize and manage thelr accounting activities using QuickBooks

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet: Tools that ate needed for basic entry Pro software, Students will eam how to set-up their company files,

‘and maniputation of cells and worksheets are presented. charl of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.

Pre-requisite: None
Begins: Tuesday, 25 September, 2007

























Date: Saturday, 15 September, 2007

Time: 18:00am - 1:00¢ Section O3{CEES) ‘
Duration: 12 weeks Venue: CEES Compuiter Lab
Tuition: $450.00 S S

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH TI:
Mon/Wed: 6 — 7:30 PM




ite: None

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II:





























Saturday 29 September, 2007 Time: &:00pm <<<. << Duration: 8 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lad ‘ Fees; $330.00 Tues/Thurs: 6 as 7:30 PM ;
Fees: $250.00 i p fe i

Sean as mavib [eiutlug eaticmord of iommininos & euEOC oo bivade 5h

crea Desgon Ts oa il ils usin ida [ME || DELLE: SPANISH PROFICIENCY: TESTING? :°.0:¢ 5 10-0!
Fv fuitge p ceaate freic re sonal web agen wit caver Wed Page CERN, Registration: Sept’ 3—Oct.120°) °°’ (ofl Suteges

Weckgratin’” “Web Sita Management, and HTML, Specific topics will include,

advanced level, Formatting, Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of




: assumes fh
and takes the student from the level of novice to an















‘Athorough grouraing in all ofthe fundamentals of document handing eb pages LOCATION:

RR eres Prevequisite: Participants must be computer iterate and haves Munnings Building (next to KFC at COB Roundabout):
Pre-requisite: None ‘ basic knowledge of word-processing \ MNS Room 16 f
Begins: Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 Begins» Thursday & Friday, 18th October, 2007 :
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Duration: 8 weeks ores oho. = eee on DURATION:

SS = NUE, Omputer . .
enue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $250.00 . A ‘ 3 hours per week for 10 weeks, total course hours: 30 hours
PRICE:




325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email perdev@cob.edu.bs fees are includ-
‘ane time). When submitting application, kindly provide copies of the first four pages
ion, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course.

$ 250.00 per course (except for Advanced French and
Spanish Conversation Group)



TELEPHONE: 302-4584 or 302-4587
E-MAIL: ilci@cob.edu.bs

TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MARK THE DATE
3 Wednesday, November 7, 2007 |

The College of The Bahamas
Counselling and Health Services

CAREERS/JOB FAIR

is coming your way



CENTRE FOR
Enucarion &



Employers, bright young students and other
interested persons have the opportunity to
meet for mutual benefit.

Individual Booths Available for Organization
Displays









EFrective PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS
Date: Thursday, 4 October, 2007

Benefits to employers/organizations:

>. Exposure to hundreds of the best-trained college
students in The Bahamas/Access to prospective
employees












overview of the fundamentals of superior customer service. | Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
It focuses on customer value, retention and relationship Tuition: $160.00










building and employee motivation. Ne Wes Pace DesiGn Bocas tenes Ca
: > A direct opportunity in becoming a stakeholder in
Date: Thursday, 11 October, 2007 This course will cover Web Page Creation, Website preparing COB students for their future endeavours
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling with Bey
Venue: Grovenor Close Nursing School computers and would like to create their own web pages are : Sis :
Tuition: $170.00 . q encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, m es to high school students seeking career
Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of web OTMAnON \
ages. :
Errecrive PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS ie A complete 8’ x 10° booth for display purposes




This workshop is designed to provide participants with an pate: Thursday & Friday , 18th & 19th October, 2007
overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
presentations. Tuition: $550.00




Signage on all print advertisements





Contact:
Ms. Norma Turnquest, Advisory Committee
Executive Secretary
Career & Placement Counsellor, COB
at Tel: 242-302-4445
Fax: 242-302-4448, nturnquest@cob.edu.bs






ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email »
perdev@cob.edu.bs. All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When |
submitting application, kindly provide copies of the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to
change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course Materials.







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Office of Academic Affairs
Faculty Advertisements 2008



School of Communication and Creative Arts
ssistant Professor in Music (New Providence Campus
successful candidate must be able to teach traditional; theory and harmony, piano skills, music history and analysis
up to the bachelor level and must possess skills in choral work. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the
subject area and tertiary level teaching experience. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area,
a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and choral work experience will be considered.

Assist Professor in Journalism and Communication (New Providence Campus)

te must be able to teach courses in all or most of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism, video production,
saaiuniestin and business writing and should have experience with curriculum and programme development. The ideal
candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience.
However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at

the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Spanish) (New Providence coi
andidate must be able to teach Spanish at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the

ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least
a Master’s degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level, native

. speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level will

be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.







‘New Providence Campus,
e beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability

Assistant Professor in Forei



.. to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a

Master’s degree in the subject or a related area; a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level, native.
speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up ‘o the bachelor degree level will
be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Haitian Creole) (New Providence ee
andidate must be able to teach Haitian Creole at the beginners and intermediate levels. The ideal candidate must have
at least a Master’s degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level,

native speaker competence and should be able to develop courses in Haitian culture. A teaching certificate or equivalent
and the ability to teach French language and literature courses are desirable.

School of English Studies
Assistant Professor College Composition and Literature (New Providence Campus)

e ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in English, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability to teach college
composition and literature courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a Master of Arts
degree in English, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and the ability to teach college
composition and literature up to the bachelor degree level will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a background
in Composition and Rhetoric as well as in Post-colonial literature and/or literary theory. A background in creative writing
or experience in a writing lab setting would be an asset. Teacher training is preferred.

School of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor in History (New Providence Citi
Candidate should display competence in the field of African and African Diaspora History and should also expect to teach

courses in Caribbean History, United States History generally, African American and Atlantic History. Familiarity with
the historical experience of persons of African descent in Latin American Societies would be an asset. The successful
candidate should anticipate working as a team player with colleagues who are committed to expanding the consciousness
of students with particular, although not exclusive, reference to the historical experience of peoples of African descent.

Applicants should possess an earned Doctoral Degree in History. A relevant Master’s Degree candidate will be considered, °

provided the applicant is committed to pursuing a Doctoral degree.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
me Student advisement
Programme and course development

oa ' Providing services to the College/University of the Bahamas and the wider Bahamian society; and
s

On-going research and a commitment to publication.

Assistant Professor in Psychology (New Providence Campus)

Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to promoting cultural diversity and intertatianal education; the ability to
teach a broad range of psyctiofogy courses? ‘expertise itt soeidland ‘industrial/ organizational psychology: statistics and
research methods | (qualitative and quantitatiye methods),:and/or, biological (physiological) psychology is preferred;
demonstrated strength and/or potential for excellence in teaching; strong evidence:of professional psychology engagement;
capacity to contribute to the development of a nationally relevant line of scholarship; ability to create and enhance
partnerships with community agencies and organizations.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

. Teaching courses across the curriculum, along with specialty courses in the applicant’s area of expertise
Student advising, supervision of service-learning experiences and coordinating senior capstone practicum
Assisting with programme administration, curricular development and evaluation

Providing services to the programme, the university and wider communities

Scholarship that is consistent with the programme and institution’s focus

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Psychology however pairone Master’s Degree candidates will be considered.

techirers in Law Be Providence C ste.
andidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Sec. id Class Honours or equivalent.

Possession of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable, The curriculum includes all
branches of Common Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions.
The ideal candidates should be competent in at least three of the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not
limited to, Law and Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law
of Torts; Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system
would be an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research interests

__ and to publish in reputable law journals.

School.of Business
Associate/Assistant Professors — Accounting (horthern Bahamas Campus)

andidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor’s degree level. .Knowledge of

computerised accounting would be an asset. Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates
should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).

. ~ -Assistant Professor.in Management oon Providence Campus)
andidates must be able to teach a full range of Management courses both at the introductory and Masters Degree level.

A minor concentration in Marketing would be an advantage and knowledge of the Bahamian economy is desirable. Teaching
Experience in College / University. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level

teaching experience.and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject
area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Computer Information Science (New Providence Campus)

andidates must be specialize in Networking, Programming and have a strong Programming background ( VB.Net, C#,
C+, ASP, PHP, Java ) MS certification background, teaching experience in College / University. Background as Consultant
or System Analyst would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree jn the subject area, tertiary-level
teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with at leasi a Master’s degree in the subject

area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor — Account (New Providence Campus)

andidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost and Fund Accounting, Individual and Corporate Taxation, at the Bachelors and
Masters Levels. Knowledge of computerized accounting would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral
degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with
at least a Master’s degree i in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some
professional experience will be considered.

School of Sciences & Technolo
School of Sciences and Technolo
Mathematics (New Providence Cin & Northern Bahamas aa
andidates must be able to teach Mathematics at introductory through final year levels. The ideal candidate will have a
doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates

with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and
some professional experience will be considered. .

Assistant Professor - Biology hee Providence_& Northern Bahamas Campus)
eal candidates must have at least a PhD: in Biology with specialization in Marine Science or Zoology or Botany and
must be able to teach biology at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree

in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience
will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Chemistry. (New Providence & Northern Bahamas Campus )

eal candidates must have at least a PhD in Chemistry with a specialization in Organic Chemistry. He/she must also be
able to teach Chemistry at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in
the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will

be considered.

Assistant Professor - Physics (New Providence Campus

eal candidates must have a ysics. He/she must be able to teach Physics at introductory through final year levels.
However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience
at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutical mes se Providence Campus)
Ideal candidates must have at icast a P armacy and professional experience, as a pharmacist. The candidate will
be expected to coordinate a new pharmacy prog uniner and to teach content area as well as professional courses at the

Bachelor’s Degree level.

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Assistant Professor — Science Education (New Providence Campus,

andidate should have a Ph.D. in Science Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Science Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics plus 5
years of teaching experience along with a Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected
to teach elementary science methodology to prospective teachers, assist with teaching General Science courses, assist with
supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of science education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor — Art Education (New Providence Campus,

andidate should have a Ph.D. in Art Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Art Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a
Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Art courses, assist
with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of art education courses/programmes.

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
eee eee : Nursing on Providence Caer ‘
e successful candidates will be required to teach in the bachelor degree programme. Responsibilities will include

classroom as well as clinical supervision of students, Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment
to excellence in integrating teaching, clinical practice and research. Applicants should have a well-rounded clinical nursing
experience and should be able to teach at least three of the following areas: Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical

Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Management/Leadership,
Health Assessment, Nursing Theories, Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Research. The successful candidates must be

registered with the Nursing Council of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. A doctoral degree in the subject area is

» preferred, however, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in Nursing and teaching experience at the tertiary level will -

be considered.

In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic bene teaching and research
experience.

Salary Scale For Assistant Professors

$39,460 x $900 - $ 61,960

Master’s Degree -
$42,160 x $900 - $ 69,160

* Doctorate Degree -

Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
Chef (Naw Provence Campi)

Applicants should be able to teach a variety of cooking and culinary courses to future Chefs and should master the culinary
fundamental, and possess a passion for cooking and teaching as well as a love to share their knowledge and experience.

The minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s degree in culinary or hospitality management. Additionally,
the successful applicant should have at least three of the following designations: C.C.E., C.C.A., C-E.C. or C.M.C.; and
National Restaurant Association (NRA) Sanitation Certification (ServSafe®). Individuals with a minimum of ten (10)
years experience in progressive responsibilities and teaching experience will be considered.
Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110 x $650 - $40,110 f

Library and Instructional Media Services
The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals
with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative

experience in a library, sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting
and commitment to developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range
planning to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget
and personnel management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant
internal and external groups.

The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a
minimum of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the
Librarian be the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
that engender an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service
(on rotation), library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.

Salary Scale: Master’s Degree - $32, AL 0 x $750- $47,710

To ensure consideration, application ciniarials must be received by October 31; 2007. A complete application packet’
consists of : PLAT RATES

° An application letter

° College of The Bahamas’ Application Form

° A detailed curriculum vita

e Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)

° The names and contact information for three references

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

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in
the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those
regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings,
its research activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies | into its repertoire
of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university. .

Please visit the College’s website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the institution and to access the College’s
Employment Application Form.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MADOODRI RAMNAUTH of
SOUTH PALMETTO POINT, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen

FROM page one

“This appears to be because
there has been a substantial loss
of confidence in the capacity of
the supplies department to fulfil
its responsibilities; possibly due
to previous and current staff
shortages,” the audit report not-
ed,

“This clearly represents a risk
to the efficient use of public

of The Bahamas, and that any person who. knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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funds, as officers not trained in
procurement are managing ele-
ments of the procurement
process and what capability and
experience of good procurement
practice there is within'supplies is
evaporating.”

Other issues uncovered by the
Crown Agents audit, which has
become something of a political
football between the PLP and
FNM government, was that the
Ministry of Works capital budget
was “seen as a flexible financial
envelope from which all project
costs are met”.

When payment needs could
not be met from the relevant
budget line item, the audit found
money was simply transferred
from elsewhere. “Such a juggling
process is not indicative of good
forward planning, and the bud-
geting process as a whole should
be reviewed in partnership with
the Ministry of Finance,” the
audit report concluded.

The Crown Agents. audit,
which as The Tribune previous-
ly reported, has identified a
number of issues relating to
competitive tendering and trans-
parent bidding on public works
contracts, or the lack of it, also

recommended that the govern-
ment-wide thresholds govern-
ing public tenders be changed
and indexed in line with infla-
tion, as they had not been
updated since 1973.

Currently, under the Financial
Administration and Audit Act,
any government purchase up to

$50,000 can be approved by the.

Minister in the ministry respon-

sible. Any purchases over this —

amount have to be referred to
the Tenders Board, chaired by,
Financial Secretary Ruth Millar,
which prepares a report on the
recommendations.

Tenders Board recommenda-
tions for contracts valued at
between $50-$250,000 can be
approved by the Minister of
Finance, but any in excess of
$250,000 must be referred to the
Cabinet for approval.

The Crown Agents report not-
ed: “The current system of con-
stantly referring decisions to the
Tenders Board is inadequate
because it confuses quantity of
oversight activity with quality.
There is evidence from the
Department of Public Works
files that the Tenders Board is

_only rubber stamping or some-

Ministry's stock records are

times recording reservations
before passing to Cabinet.

“We recommend that the
financial thresholds be updated
to reduce the number of small
value contracts going to Tenders
Board and the Cabinet.”

The audit pointed out that by
treating < $50,000 contract in the
same way as a $5 million one,
the management burden
increased and effective oversight
was “diluted”, as the latter clear-
ly represented the bigger risk
because of its higher value.

Among the examples cited by
the Crown Agents audit was the
tender for upgrades to Bolam
House, the new home of the
Ministry of Tourism, that was
initiated in 2004 by the Ministry |
of Works and ultimately award-
ed without competition to Bro-
Kell Construction in summer

2006.

Noting that several delays
were incurred between August
2004 and February 2005, the
Crown Agents audit noted that
three months after a tender was
produced recommending that
Bro-Kell be awarded the con-
tract for $2 million, another ten-
der was produced recommending

GUEST RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Residential real estate developer is seeking a guest relations coordinator. This
person will meet and greet prospective buyers and will assist the sales team. The
successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

e Successfully completed high school, with C+ or above in all major subjects.

e Excellent communications and administrative skills

¢ Goal-oriented team player.
° Flexible schedule (weekdays/weekends/holidays as schedule).

e Ability to follow standard (and detailed) office/administrative procedures
¢ Professional appearances and demeanor

¢ Computer literacy °

¢ Previous experience in the hospitality industry, preferred.

Competitive salary plus bonus tied to results.

Interested persons should submit their resume to:

The Office Administrator

eknowles@hll-bs.com
2-373-1364

Email

MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-G comprising 18,926 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone:. 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007



MUST SELL |
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-B comprising 22,376 sq.ft. and situated on the
western side of the main eleuthera highway and
approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-nothing road
in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,

North Eleuthera Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.
For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007.





















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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 11B



. [SE i
nine months out-of-date gums

that the same company be given
the contract but for only $1.6 mil-
lion.

The discrepancies between the
two amounts were not explained,
and the audit found: “No reason
is recorded on file as to why this
particular contractor was select-
ed — Bro-Kell was not on the
original shortlists —and no expla-
nation for the delays was given in
either of the tender reports.”

There is nothing to suggest
that Bro-Kell or anyone con-

nected with the company did:

anything wrong in relation to the
Bolam House contract.

The Crown Agents audit also
cited one instance where a con-
tractor’s mame with the written
notation “first” was inserted into
the bid shortlist fora school
repair contract after passing up
the management chain, duly win-
ning the contract.

There was also an episode
where the Ministry of Works
reversed its decision on a road
repair contract, taking it away
from the winning company and
giving it to the lowest bidder

despite concems “ata senior ley- . |
el” over the quality of its work.

The project in question was
completed more than six months
late, with a resident mspector
attached to oversee it. Then, two
additional packages of work, one
worth $1 million, the other $3.5
million, were awarded to the
same contractor despite objec-
tions by the Tenders Board and
Ministry of Works senior man-
agement.

Neither of the contractors
involved can be nameéd for legal
reasons.

The audit found that the
Department of Public Works was
“failing to learn lessons from
experience and failing to adapt is




| Utilities: Electricity, Water:









policy or procedures accordingly.
It is also failing to capture knowl-
edge on contractor performance

and to update its oree of

contractors”.

Too many decisions: were —

being referred up the manage-
ment chain that lower-level man-
agers could take, the audit found,
while project files were often
“a and had “substan-
tial gaps”,

MUST SELL

Lot Eight (8) of the Cancino Tract, bound to
the east the Queen Highway Some Six

Hundred (600) Feet North of a public road i

known as the Village Road.”

‘Twelve acre of raw land located immediately —
south of venyes Bight, Eleuthera.

For conditions of cale'andany.othier.

information, please contact:

Credit Risk

- Collection Unit

- at 1 (242) 502-0929 or 1 (242) 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in
writing addressed to: .

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 9, 2007

oe eae ony

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sqft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale
| Sub-division off Baillou Hill Read. ‘The property is compricsd of an 18yr old single
consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2
| tooms. the balding senda Se
ee

For conics of Heelies OM paatans ls Te
Credit Risk Management — Managing’
356-1685 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offfers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

Appraisal Report
of property known as
“Maxwell House”

Nassau, Bahamas
21 May, 2007 ©

Interested persons should submit offers in bea addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management-Collection aye
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas _.
To reach us before November 9, 2007

family, dining, kitchen and laundry

‘Director's Office at:



family residence

Director's Office, |

Serious Enquires Only _

















MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-E comprising 16,521 sq.ft. and situated on the western side
of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly
of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

| Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
| The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office

ei P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
Offers: should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007












MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY |
Lot #90-C comprising 21,430 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.

northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.




For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685.or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas





Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

Lot #90-H comprising 15,751 sq-ft. and situated on the westem side of the
main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-
nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,Bahamas.
Infrastructures are in place.
For.conditions of the sale and any other mformation, please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offfers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

MUST SELL
VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

"Lot #30 comprising 8,237 sq.ft. and situated 186 ft. eastwardly from
the Main Bleuthera Highway in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera Bahamas.

Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit
offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director's
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

‘Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007





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hh ea a
$12m investment to be ‘catalyst’ for Bay revival

Baker's Bap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

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TheNature (3
Conservancy
Protecting nature. Preserving life”

FROM page one

“We think that altogether,
with what we’re going to put in,
along with the restaurants and
retailers, the total investment
should be around $12 million,”
Mr Klonaris said. “About 70
jobs would be created.”

Apart from the retail and
dining options, Mr Klonaris
said: “What we’ve done, and
got permission to do, is to go
out 40 feet to create a deck to
increase the size of the restau-
rant on the water and to do a
small marina that can accom-
modate six major yachts up to
90 feet in length.”

He added that “huge inter-
est” from prospective retail and
restaurant tenants had already
been expressed in the project,
and the investors were talking
with a number of major chains
about taking up space in Eliza-
beth on the Bay.

“We would like to create a
different atmosphere with
retailing — a more indigenous-
type of product that is Bahami-

an-made,” Mr Klonaris added «
of Elizabeth on the Bay’s retail .

offering.

“We look at our project as
being the catalyst for bringing
increased’ enthusiasm, bring-
ing confidence to other retail-
ers in that area, and if the
Government would quickly
pass the legislation necessary —
we have the recommendations
in our White Paper — to create
incentives for these depressed
economic zones, it will encour-
age, without question, more

development east of East-

Street.
“We're hopeful that the Goy-
ernment will be in time for us to

Consultancy for Development of a Capacity Action Plan for
the Effective Management of The Bahamas National System of

Protected Areas

i Overall Objective:

s' The main objective of this contract is to produce a Capacity Action Plan for the Effective

§| Management of The Bahamas National System of Protected , Areas, The Capacity Action Plan , _
shall be based on an assessment of the existing capacity within the protected areas system at the
individual, institutional and systémidJévels‘and shall detail! strategies for addressing gaps and’ :

weaknesses in capacity that are identified.

The Capacity Action Plan will prioritize capacity needs.
' Deliverables

FS Assessment of priority capacity needs of the protected area national system and synthesis and
analysis of management challenges and threats affecting protected areas.

2. . Capacity Action Plan for each priority identified, including a detailed five-year action plan with
‘strategies, activities, timelines, costing estimates, assigned responsibilities, resources available

and required to satisfy those needs.

Qualies tions and Skills

Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in natural science, environmental science, human

resources or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.

Professional with broad experience in the assessment and development of institutional

strengthening strategies, with knowledge of Protected Areas.

Demonstrated capacity to relate to different sectors, among them: Government, NGO, private

sector and the general public.

Ability to work in a team with professionals from other disciplines.

Ability to draft technical reports, prepare and develop plans, programs and materials related to
capacity building, and create audio-visual presentations (PowerPoint).

‘Ability to work with computer hardware and software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in the production of strategic documents that propose clear and concrete actions that
can be implemented. Applicants are asked to provide a sample of their work and writing.

Consultancy for Development of Sustainable Finance Plans for the Effective
Management of The Bahamas National System of Protected Areas

Overall Objective

The main objective of this contract is to produce a Sustainable Finance Plan for the Effective Management
of The Bahamas National System of Protected Areas and a Sustainable Finance Plan for the National
Parks System managed by The Bahamas National Trust. These Plans shall be based on an assessment of
the existing funding available within the national protected areas system and the national parks, as well as
the findings of the Capacity Action Plan, and shall detail strategies for addressing gaps and deficiencies in »

funding and capacity that are identified.

The Plans will prioritize sustainable finance mechanisms to be employed.

Deliverables

1. Assessment of the financial gap and priority funding needs of the protected area national system

and national parks system.

2: Sustainable Finance Plans for each priority identified, including a detailed ten-year action plan
with strategic funding mechanisms, objectives, activities, fiscal and management reform,
opportunities, timelines, costing estimates, assigned responsibilities, and resource allocations.

Quabhe ue and Skills

Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in economics, finance or other relevant field. Master’s

degree preferred.

Professional with broad experience in the development of sustainable finance mechanisms and

public policy, with knowledge of Protected Areas.

Demonstrated capacity to relate to different sectors, among them: Government, NGO, private

sector and the general public.

Ability to work in a team with professionals from other disciplines.

Ability to draft technical reports, prepare and develop plans, programs and materials related to

sustainable, and create audio-visual presentations (PowerPoint).

Ability to work with computer hardware and software.

Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet deadlines and give

attention to details. ‘
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in the production of strategic documents that propose clear and concrete actions that
can be implemented. Applicants are asked to provide a sample of their work and writing.

All interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample to The Nature
Conservancy Northern Caribbean Program via e-mail to bahamas@tnc.org by Friday, October
19th, 2007. For more detailed Terms of Reference for both consultancies, please send a request

to | smoultrie@tne.org.



take advantage of these incen-
tives.”

The area east of the East
Street-Bay Street intersection
has become what is known in
retail terms as a ‘twilight zone’,
a depressed area of economic
activity that has seen many
retail stores shut down or move
elsewhere due to a lack of con-
sumer traffic and sales revenues,
resulting in steep losses for
many.

Currently, the main retail
anchor for the area is Hoffer
Sport, the only two remaining
outlets in the existing Moses
Plaza being Benetton and
John’s Shoe Stare. Once. past

_the East Street junction, and

especially after Elizabeth
Avenue, tourists and cruise ship
passengers can be seen search-
ing in vain for something to do.

And the truth is that there is:

very little (some would say
nothing) for them to do, see and
experience in the Bay Street
area between Elizabeth Avenue
and Paradise Island Bridge,
leaving the city of Nassau as far
away as possible from the
“waterfront city of romance and
charm” envisaged by the urban

planners, EDAW, in conjunc-

tion with several hundred
Bahamian stakeholders.

Mr Klonaris, as the NTDB’s
chair and co-chair of the Nas-
sau Economic Development
Commission (NEDC), has
been deeply involved with
effort to revitalise and revive
downtown Nassau, and the
Elizabeth on the Bay project
with his brothers could be seen
as ‘putting his money where
his mouth is’.

The NTDB has submitted a
package of proposals, under-
stood to now be sitting on
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham’s desk, for reviving Nas-
sau in the short-term, including
the creation of an authority to
oversee the city’s management,

establishment of a Business
Improvement District (BID)
and extension of tax and eco-
nomic incentives, such as real
property tax exemptions, to
property owners and businesses
in downtown Nassau.

Mr Klonaris said of Elizabeth
on the Bay: “I think that [the
beauty] of this proposal is that it
goes from the street to the
waterfront, and that the com-
bination of the marina, retail
and restaurants is ‘the perfect
combination for success.”

“There’s a huge interest in

three major tenancies that will ,

have a huge impact on the traf-
fic flow in that area.”

Parking

For shopper parking, another
major issue facing downtown

Nassau, Mr Klonaris said Eliz- ©

abeth on the Bay hoped to use
parking space that existed on
Elizabeth Avenue. There would
be valet parking there for the
restaurant patrons, and at night
‘Mr Klonaris said the existing
parking facilities had up to 100
spaces.

The NTDB chair added that
among the recommendations
made to the Government for
reviving downtown Nassau was
that it should “make proper
use” of its publications proper-
ty that stands next to the soon-
to-be Elizabeth on the Bay.

“Our recommendation is that
the public take back the water-
front by creating a park there
with two [docking] terminals.
There should also be police
patrols. It’s important to try and
decentralize Prince George’s
Dock, because all the activities
take place in that area there,
and as a result all the tourists
come off west of Rawson
Square,” Mr Klonaris said.

He added that downtown
Bay Street was “really ripe for a

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FORESTALE WILKINSON of
MARSH HARBOUR, 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 not be granted,
~ should send a-written and-signed statement of the facts

3 rT} nya wenty: e Str or

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ram the 6TH day of OCTOBER,

onsible for Nationality and
147, Freeport, Bahamas.

PROCLAMATION

turnaround”, not just because
of the plans before government,
but because there remained a
need for people to “connect”

with one another in the city —
whether to shop, eat or enjoy
themselves —:and to live in the
area as well.

“Gene-ally, when you look
at the city we believe it’s hit
rock bottom, and there’s going
to a renaissance and that Nas-
sau will:come back as a city,” .
Mr Klonaris added. “We must
deal with, and come to grips
with, the traffic congestion and
parking on Bay Street.”

Focusing on the area sur-
rounding Elizabeth on the Bay,

- Mr Klonaris said: “Hopefully,

the decision in terms of relo-
cating the container ports will
also encourage the redevelop-
ment of the Betty K properties.
If all this took place, it would
truly create a renaissance in this

_ area.

“We do see some excitement.
BTC is renovating the once
Mike’s Shoe Store location and
adding 30 employees there, and
also Bristol Cellars will create a
Bacardi concept store on the
corner of Bay and East Street.”

Mr Klonaris said the Gov-
ernment needed to focus on
supporting Bahamian investors
and entrepreneurs, with down-
town Nassau’s revival crucial to
the Bahamas maximising the
spin-offs, spillovers and income
circulation from major foreign
direct investment projects.’

“What we’re doing is going
to raise the quality and lifestyle
of Bahamians and tourists
alike,” Mr Klonaris said. “The
best way we can empower
Bahamians is the city. That’s
where the success area is going
to be. The Government should
start focusing on local investors
as mush as possible, really
ensuring these investments are
successful.

“We have not taken advan-
tage of what Atlantis has done.
If we create a renaissance in
Nassau, the spillover effects
from these developments will
be enormous.

“We are committed to this
whole redevelopment of the city

of Nassau. We can’t have pock-

ets of success such as Atlantis,
Baha Mar and Albany. The city
will play an increasingly impor-
tant role in how the tourist

HO DyeWs the entire! Bahdahjas. IPS

an image we should be produc-
ing, and an economic vehicle.”

GN-597

Rt. Hon. Hubert A.

Ingraham

WHEREAS, young people in The Bahamas have contributed signficantly
to the local and international community in making positive changes as
champions in athletics, culture, law, civics, entrepreneurship, and medicine.

AND WHEREAS, young people continue to make positive contributions to
the development of our nation in all aspects of community life, and it is fitting
to honour and affirm them in national celebrations and thus the theme
“Celebrating Youth - Champions for Change” has been chosen for this

year’s celebrations;

AND WHEREAS, the youth of The Bahamas have represented our country
well in the various international sports competitions, including the 11th IAAF
World as in Athletics this year, and have performed exceptionally

well;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, in
conjunction with all youth leaders and youth organizations throughout The
Bahamas, wishes to show commitment to the pursuits of the religious,
educational, social, economic, physical and cultural ideals on which our

nation stands;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture has
set aside a month to salute and show appreciation to our dedicated youth for
their positive contributions to this society;

NOW THEREFORE, I; Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of October,
2007, as “NATIONAL YOUTH MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
5th day of October, 2007

ib Aaah

Hubert A. Ingraham
PRIME MINISTER





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GN-595



SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/NPR/00409
Whereas GEORGE DUNDAS SWAIN of the

Settlement of Murphy:Town, Abaco, one of

the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, the Eldest Son has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
letters of administration of the Real and
Personal Estate of ARLINGTON SWAIN
a.k.a. SHELTON SWAIN. a.k.a.
WELCHIER SWEYN, late of the Settlement
of Murphy Town, Abaco, one of the Island of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given. that such applications
will be heard by the said Court:at the expiration
of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
- (for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

ROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/0049% Hho yan HTD be

Whereas STEPHANIE MCKENZIE of.
Montell Heights in the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made

application to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, for letters of administration with the
Will annexed of the Real and Personal Estate
of IV AL MCPHEE late of Montell Heights
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The runic
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such Siskatins
will be heard by the said Court at the ines
of 14 days from the date hereof.

es Nicoya Neilly. ibe
(for) Rbgistrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

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IN THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH MAUD.
BASSETT, late of Woodgate Cottage, 30
Horton Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard,
Bedfordshire, ann in the United Euan
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court.

of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SHANNELLE SMITH of Ruby Avenue in
the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-

At-Law, the Authorized. Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Probate in the above estate granted to DAVID
WILLIAM HOLBERTON SQUARE and
PHILIPPA ANNE HOLBERTON
THORNE, the Executors of the Estate, by the
High Court of Justice, The District Probate
Registry at Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 20th

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
THE SUPREME COURT |

PROBATE DIVISION |

18TH OCTOBER, 2007 |

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00496
Whereas ALLAN J.

Bahamas, deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



ve 2007/PRO/npr/00497

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00498

Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00499

BENJAMIN of |
Dowdeswell Street and Dunmore Lane in the :
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands :
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has :
made application to the Supreme Court of The |
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of PAUL COLLIN :
CULMER late of Trinity Way, Stapledon ;
Gardens in the Island of New Providence, one :
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The |
: of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the

7 : Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration :
; Real and Personal Estate of ALFREDA
: ESTINE THOMPSON (nee) SWEETING
i late of Ethel Street, Ridgeland Park East in the
: Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
| of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
: deceased.

Whereas SHARON ELIZABETH :
BULLARD SAWYER of No. 4 Jasmine |
Gardens in the Southern District of the Island :
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made :
application to the Supreme Court of The :
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
i Real and Personal Estate of ANDREW JOHN
i BULLARD late of Spikenard Road in the |
i Western: District of: the Island of New:
i Providence, one of the Islands. ofthe»:
: of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
: Only Child has made application to the
Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |
of ZELDA ALBURY a.k.a. ZELDA
: SELENA KNOWLES ALBURY, late of
: Yamacraw Beach Estates, Eastern District, one
: of the Island of the Commonwealth of The
: Bahamas, deceased.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION |
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 :

Whereas GENEVA DORSETTE ROLLE of |
Sunlight Village in the Island of New |.
Providence, one of the Islands of the :

Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made }

_ application to the Supreme Court of The |

Bahamas, for letters of administration of the ;

Real and Personal Estate of DWAYNE :

GARFIELD WELLS late of Sunlight Village

in the Island of New Providence, one of the |

: Sutton Green, Guildford, Surrey, England,
i deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |
: application will be made to the Supreme Court
: of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
: DOLLY P. YOUNG of Nassau East North in
: the Eastern District, New Providence, one of
: the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
: Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :
-PROBATE DIVISION :
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 :
: Executors of the Estate, by the High Court of
: Justice, The District Probate Registry at
: : Winchester, England, on the 11th day of May
Whereas WILLIAM PILCHER of the Eastern :
Road in the Island of New Providence, one of :
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The :
Bahamas has made application to the Supreme ; |
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of :
administration of the Real and Personal Estate :

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 13B

| of ROBERT DEAL late of Lucien Road in
: the Island of New Providence, one of the
i Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
| deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00500
Whereas KIRK WOOD ROGER CLARE Ge
Queens Highway, Palmetto Point in the Island

application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

: Notice is hereby given that such applications
(COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION :
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 |

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly ©
(for) Registrar .

COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/NPR/OOS03
Whereas FLORENCE ANDERSON nee

KNOWLES of Peach Street in the Eastern.
District, New Providence, one of the Islands.

Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
18TH OCTOBER, 2007

2007/PRO/NPR/00505

IN THE ESTATE OF JOYCE ALISON
MOSS, late of Runtley Wood Farmhouse,

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,

Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the

Resealed Grant of Probate in the above estate’ |.
‘granted to DAVID WILLIAM MOSS and

PETER JONATHAN MOSS, the Surviving

1978.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



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of installation and management of full

Portfolio Manager

Foyil Asset Management, is a fund management company targeting investment
opportunities in the markets of New Europe and around the world. Headquartered
in Nassau, The Bahamas, Foyil works with professional teams of research analysts
and market specialists based around the world.

We are therefore looking for a Portfolio Manager to assist as a
professional investment counsellor who personally manages a client’s portfolio,
making the investment decisions.on behalf of the client.

Duties:

Specifically, the Portfolio Manager will work within Equities and will be expected
to be able to demonstrate high levels of success relative to the given fund and set
benchmark

Minimum requirements:

° BABS in Finance/accounting ‘

* Broad experience(5+ years) in Real Estate Analysis and Portfolio Management

in the markets of Europe and the Bahamas ;
* Spanish language skills both written and spoken and some knowledge of Russian
* Ability to spend up to 50% of time in Eastern Europe and in particular Ukraine

* Excellent analytical skills

Written applications should be addressed to:
Foyil Asset Management
HR Manager
P.O.Box AP59225
Nassau, N.P.
Bahamas

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Probate Side

IN THE ESTATE OF EDITH
ROSELYN BARRY also known as
ROSE MARY BARRY, late of The
Settlement of The Bluff, Eleuthera,
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before the 14" November, 2007
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims
of which they shall then have had notice.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE
Attorney for the Executors
: Chambers
Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas










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NOTICE

Ministry of Lands & Local Government

The Price Control Act (1971)
(Chaper 339)
The Price Control (General) (Amendment)
(No.11) Regulations, 2006

NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that effective
Friday October 5, 2007, The Honorable Minister

of Local Government & Consumer Affairs has
approved prices for the following breadbasket
commodity:

1) Margarine

Signed
Harrison Thompson
Permanent Secretary



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HAIMROY RAMNAUTH of
SOUTH PALMETTO POINT, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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seeking to employ a Sales/Purchasing A gent with at
least five years experience to specialize in seafood
sales.

All interested candidates are asked to submit
their names to fax number 393-4814.

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Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete

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J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

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leisure and mixed-use oppor-
tunity that would include a
marina, golf course, ocean-
front lots and high-end hotels
operated by international lux-
ury hotel operators.

“Such developments are
subject io various conditions,
including obtaining govern-
mental permits and consider-
ing the economic feasibility of
the developments. If the
developments proceed, Mer-
itage would plan to focus on
real estate sales and market-
ing, as well as development
-services.”

Meritage Hospitality Group
Inc, a US-based franchise hos-
pitality group, yesterday said it
continues to evaluate plans for
a mixed-use resort develop-
ment on Eleuthera.

Announcing the company’s
third quarter results, Robert
Schermer Jr, Meritage’s chief
financial officer, said: “The
company continues to evalu-
ate plans to engage in the

property on the island of
Eleuthera, Bahamas.

“This includes a participa-
tion interest in an upscale

NOTICE is hereby given that GABRIEL MEME of
ROMER STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days:from the 6TH day of OCTOBER,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.















NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROMANEKO ALEXANDER OF
28 BLK PINEHURST DRIVE, APT#1, P.O. BOX F-42009,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed -
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH
day of October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.












PUBLIC NOTICE
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The Public is hereby advised that |, ALIETTA PETITI-
HOME of Central District of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas intend to change my name to
ALIETTA PETIT-HOME. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the.
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POLICE are searching for
two men for questioning over
the gruesome shooting of a
businesswoman in the parking
lot of a Royal Bank of Canada
branch over the holiday week-
end.

Asst Supt Walter Evans said

police-want public help in-track-. 1)...

ing down Travado Taylor, 19,
of Derby Road, and Doderick
Charles Smith, 24, of Yellow
Elder Gardens.

They are wanted to help
inquiries into the armed rob-

bery and shooting last Thurs-

day.

Police say at about 1.30pm,
as the victim was leaving the
bank on John F Kennedy Drive,
she was accosted in thé park-
ing lot by a gunman who shot
her in the face.

The victim, employed by an
industrial company, had report-
edly just made a substantial
withdrawal from a company
account to meet payroll later
that day.

ASP Evans said the gunman,
along with a male accomplice,
stole the victim’s bag containing
a substantial amount of cash
and fled the scene.

He could not confirm
whether the assailants were

-known to the victim.

A bank patron described the
aftermath of the shooting as
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Tribune Staff Reporters

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Tribune Staff Reporter
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TORRENTIAL rain in the central Bahamas
over the last few weeks has led to possibly the
worst flooding in Long Island in 60 years, accord-
ing to local MP Larry Cartwright.

Both airports at Stella Maris and Deadman’s
Cay were flooded to the point where passengers

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@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net _

THE widow of Sir Lynden

Pindling is being treated for an .

illness at Princess Margaret
Hospital, The Tribune has
learned.

According to a press state-
ment issued by Coralie Adder-
ley, chief hospital administra-
tor at PMH, Dame Marguerite
Pindling was admitted on
Thursday afternoon after suf-
fering from “acute abdominal
pain”.

Dr Conville Brown, her car-
diologist, described Dame Mar-
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and improving” yesterday.
She is being treated in the
Intensive Care Unit where Dr
Brown estimates she will be
monitored for.“several” days.
Dr Brown,
behalf of the Pindling family,
told The Tribune that the fami-
ly was coping with the situation
very well under the circum-

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A 31-YEAR-OLD man from

Rock Sound, Eleuthera, is to
appear in court today charged
with the murder of Sylvia Cates,
65, on the island just over week

ago.

Chief Supt Glenn Miller con-
firmed that the suspect will be
charged with Mrs Cates’ murder

--and_breaking and entering her

home.

The victim’s body was found
at 8.23am on Saturday, Octo-
ber 6, wrapped in a quilt in the
bedroom of her home, where
she lived alone.

‘Her husband, Leroy ‘Ray’
Cates, a local preacher, died
from cancer five years ago.

Mrs Cates was discovered by
two. ‘her brothers-in-law with
cuts about her body suggesting
a knife attack, along with bruis-
es on her face that may have
resulted from multiple strikes
from.a blunt instrument.

SEE page 13

Three women,
one man wanted in
connection with

armed robbery

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are searching
for four persons — three women
and one. man — involved in the
armed robbery of two sailors
early Saturday morning, leav-
ing one victim with a head
wound after being gun-butted.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the culprits took the men to.
Xanadu Beach where they
pulled out handguns and
demanded cash. However, one
victim was able to escape. The
second was later discovered by
police abandoned in Lewis
Yard with a head injury.

According to reports, Aaron
Bonilla, 27, of the Philippines, a
crew member aboard the MV
Trans Cargo 2, with his brother-
in-law, Freddie Stanley, c/o the

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THE Bahamas is rich in
African Diaspora Heritage sites
and the government is commit-
ted to diversifying the
Bahamas’ tourism product to
showcase them, Prime Minis-

ter Hubert Ingraham remarkéd

on Friday. ,

Mr Ingraham was address-
ing delegates and other atten-
dees at the third annual inter-
national African Diaspora Her-
itage Trail conference at
Atlantis. The theme of this
year’s conference is “From
Slave Ship to Self Determined
Destinations.”

The Bahamas is the first
country outside of Bermuda,

where the ADHT was con-
ceived, to host the event from
October 10 to 14, with the for-
mer government having com-
mitted itself to doing so at the
previous conference in 2006.

Mr Ingraham said: “Today,
as self-determined destinations,
we, the proud children of the
African Diaspora, are deter-
mined to conserve the essence
of our African culture and his-
tory and to promote a better
understanding of our African
heritage.”

The conference was con-
ceived in this vein as.a “heritage
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“adding something more to our
sun, sand and sea tourism prod-
uct,” Mr Ingraham noted. -

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tinations initially sought to
“brand” their tourism product
in order to stand out from the
crowd, and later develop
“niche” tourism, such as golf-
ing, diving, or eco-tourism, it
was "only natural” that African
Diaspora Heritage tourism
should become part of the
tourism product in countries in
which “the overwhelming
majority of citizens are descen-
dants of the African Diaspora.”

Mr Ingraham elaborated
on the “rich” heritage trail that
exists in the Bahamas, which he
said encompasses colonial man-

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sions such as Villa Doyle — now
the National Art Gallery - black
townships such as Gambier and
Adelaide, and segregated burial
grounds such as at St Matthew’s
Parish.

Meanwhile, the Pompey
Museum of Slavery, Abolition
and Emancipation, once “the
site of humiliation where cap-
tured Africans were sold togeth-
er with household goods and
tools,” is now one of the educa-
tional tourist sites available to
visitors to Nassau.

“The Bahamas’ African Dias-
pora Heritage Trail encourages

us to not only identify iishitags
sites for the enlightenment and
enjoyment of our people and
our visitors; it also encourages
us, indeed, it pushes us to recog-
nise, acknowledge and hold up
for emulation the customs and
the traditions that unite us as
descendants of Africa,” said Mr
Ingraham. |

After the ceremony atten-
dees were invited to participate
in numerous workshops.

Gaynelle Henderson Bailey,
executive director of ADHT,
siad the event had brought
together at the resorta

. “unique” cross-section of per-

sons.

“Heritage tourism has
tremendous potential as an eco-
nomic engine,” Ms Bailey said,
indicating that the conference
would both allow attendees to
explore, record and document
their heritage as well as discuss
and develop its potential as a
tourism product.

Among workshops held over
Thursday and Friday were those
focusing on building relation-
ships with funders and sponsors
for African Diaspora Heritage
destination development, incor-
porating the arts in heritage
tourism, and forming govern-
mental partnerships for Dias-
pora heritage tourism.

Detectives search doctors’ premises in hunt
for answers over Anna Nicole’s death

JUST two weeks before the
Daniel Smith inquest is due to
open in Nassau, detectives have
raided two doctors’ Californian
premises in a bid to throw new

‘light on the death of his mother,

Anna Nicole Smith.

United States sources specu-
lated on a possible exhumation
of Ms Smith’s body from her
Lakeview Cemetery grave as

police raided six locations in >

search of evidence.

California Department of
Justice agents raided the office
of Ms Smith’s psychiatrist, Dr
Khristine Eroshevich, and the
home and office of Dr Sandeep
Kapoor, who prescribed
methadone to the late cover girl
shortly before her death in
Florida last February.

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confirmed the searches were in
connection with Ms Smith’s
death from a drug overdose.

California’s attorney general
Jerry Brown refused to specu-
late on what charges the doc-
tors might face if it was found
they had improperly prescribed
drugs, but indicated they might
be serious.

“You don’t go to a judge and
get a search warrant for some-
body’s home unless you think
some rather serious crime has
been committed,” Mr Brown
said.

Attorney Carl Lincenberg,
for Dr Eroshevich, said the
investigation only concerned
whether prescriptions to Ms
Smith were proper.

It was nothing to do with
whether Dr Eroshevich was



responsible for Ms Smith’s
death, he added.

Howard K Stern, Anna
Nicole’s lawyer-companion, was
reportedly at Dr Eroshevich’s
home when investigators
arrived.

“He is not involved in anything
that is being investigated and it
has nothing to do with him,” said
attorney James Neavitt.

California’s medical board is
also investigating the doctors.

Anna Nicole died in Florida
on February 8, five months after
her 20-year-old son Daniel died
at Doctors Hospital, Nassau. A
pathologist said the cause was
accidental.

An inquest into Daniel’s
death is ‘set to open on Tues-
day, October 30, when up to 45
witnesses are expected.to give
evidence.



Man accused
of having

: intercourse

| with 9-year-old

A 24-YEAR-OLD man,
accused of having intercourse

with a nine-year-old girl, was
: arraigned in Magistrate’s

Court on Friday.
It is alleged that David

Metellus of Bel Air Estates

committed the offence on
Saturday, October 6.

Metellus ,who © was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at court eight,
Bank Lane, was not required
to plead to the charge.

The matter was adjourned
to October 23 for a bail hear-

ing and fixture date for the

commencement of a prelimi-
nary inquiry.

Aircraft engine

i fails during

test flight at
Treasure Cay

FREEPORT —- An Ameri-
can pilot was conducting a
routine test flight when one

of the engines on his aircraft

failed as he was making a
final approach at Treasure
Cay International Airport on
Friday.

Pilot Jonathan Walrath, a
27-year-old US resident of
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco,
was in his white twin-engine
Piper Aztec aircraft registra-

tion N45017 when the inci-

dent occurred around 5pm.

According to police reports,
Walrath had just completed a
routine test flight and was head-
ed back to the airport when a
police officer noticed the air-
craft in distress and summoned
emergency units to assist.

The pilot, however, was
able to bring the aircraft
down successfully, landing
smoothly on the runway.

Supt Basil Rahming said

Mr Walrath was the only per-

son onboard at the time. He

said the Civil Aviation

Department in New Provi-
dence will be investigating the
incident to determine the;
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to strike out
contractor’s
payment claim

A LAWYER for the Ministry
of Housing sought to have a
contractor’s claim against that
ministry for payment and dam-
ages struck out Wednesday on a
legal technicality.

Rodney Taylor, who is rep-
resenting himself, is suing the
Department of Housing for
$3,525, and costs of $52, in addi-
tion to asking the courts to force
the department to pay for “all
the damages and loss which (he)
has suffered” as a result of their
failure to pay him in full for a
house that he was contracted to
build.

On Wednesday, in court
number nine, Magistrate
William Campbell heard from
the Ministry’s lawyer that Mr
Taylor’s summons was direct-
ed at “the wrong party” within
the ministry, as the law provides
that it is the minister of housing
who can “sue and be sued”
rather than any other officer
within the ministry.

Mr Taylor had directed his
summons to Chief Technical
Officer in the department of
Housing, Gordon Major, rather
than Minister of Housing Ken-
neth Russell.

The magistrate suggested
tl... perhaps Mr Major could

be the first defendant and Mr

Russell the second defendant.
However, counsel for the Min-
istry asked the magistrate for the
claim to be struck out. Mr
Campbell said that he would
reserve judgment to October 31.

Father accused
of incest
charged with

further offences

A MAN accused of having
‘intercourse with his six-year-old
daughter was arraigned in Mag-
istrate’s Court yesterday on an
incest charge as well as charges
of disorderly behaviour and
resisting arrest. »

The 30-year-old man of
Pinewood Gardens appeared
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at Court eight, Bank
Lane, on Friday. The accused
is represented by attorney Ian
Cargill.

It is alleged that sometime
during the month of June, 2007,

‘the accused had intercourse

with his six-year-old daughter.
The accused was not required to
plead to the charge. A prelimi-
nary inquiry will be held to
determine whether there is suf-
ficient evidence for him to stand
trial in the Supreme Court.

It is further alleged that the
accused on Tuesday, October
9, while at the Central Detective
Unit, Thompson Boulevard,
behaved in a disorderly man-
ner. Court dockets also stated
that on the same day the
accused resisted the lawful
arrest of Detective Sergeant
2086 ‘Hart. The accused pleaded
not guilty to the charges and
was,remanded on all charges
because of the incest charge
against him. The attorney for
the accused told the court that
his client’s face was visibly
swollen and that his client had
informed him that he had been
beaten by Sergeant Hart. The
case was adjourned to October
23 when a bail hearing will take
place and a date will be set for a
preliminary inquiry.

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FAMILY and friends of Fox
Hill prisoner Trent Albury yes-
terday stood by their claims
that he has faced “hell” dur-
ing his 11 months on remand,

They hit back at a Ministry of
National Security denial of their
allegations, with. one claiming:
“They are covering up, as you

_ would expect them to do.”

Jeanne Kemp, a family friend
who visits Mr Albury every Mon-
day, said: “Everything we said
about Trent and his stay in Fox
Hill Prison is the gospel truth.

“During the four or five
times I have sat in court, the
issue of his medication has
come up. You know they are
going to deny it — they are
covering up, as you would
expect them to do.”

A ministry statement last
week rebutted family claims
made in a Tribune INSIGHT
article by managing editor
John Marquis.

It said that “for the most
part” assertions made by Mr
Albury’s family “cannot be
supported by the facts.”

It also denied that medication
had been withheld, even though
Mr Albury’s lawyer, Murrio
Ducille, said he had repeatedly
called for this issue to be
addressed when he had appeared

Trent Albury

in court on his client’s behalf.

But the family said every-
thing in the article was correct
and that their fight for Mr
Albury’s release would go on.

His father, Frederick Albury,
told ‘he Tribune: “Why would a
mai ay he is not getting his med-
icine when he is? He.has told the
court repeatedly that he wasn’t
getting his high blood pressure
pills. The judge got so sick of it
that she turned the medication
matter over to the prosecution.”

And his mother, Lucille
Albury, described the govern-
ment statement as “99 per cent
lies”, adding: “We know all we
said was true. He has been suf-
fering from a fast heart-rate
and hypertension.



“Tam praying for them (pris-
oners) twice a day that the prison
will change and that things will
be right for human beings. It is a
very hard situation to be in.”

In last Monday’s INSIGHT,
‘Trent Albury was said by his fam-
ily to be on the brink of suicide
because of the appalling condi-
tions he was required to endure:

He was arrested last Novem-
ber in connection with a fatal
road crash in Florida for which
he was convicted on a
manslaughter charge.

Mr Albury, 33, a mechanic
from Marsh Harbour, fled
back home to the Bahamas
while under house arrest and
US authorities filed extradition
proceedings.

His lawyer, however, is argu-
ing that the offence is not
extraditable and that Mr
Albury should be freed.

Abaconians and supporters
in Grand Bahama are now
raising two petitions calling on
government to intervene.

The ministry also stated:
“Contrary to the article, there
is no reference in any of
Amnesty International’s annu-
al reports in recent times that
describes Her Majesty’s Prison
as ‘one of the worst jails in the

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western hemisphere’.

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FREEPORT - Union offi-
cials and workers at Grand
Bahama Power Company
demonstrated again for a
fifth consecutive week in
Freeport despite a proposal
from management for a new

i _industrial contract.

Pedro Edwards, president
of BIEMSU, and Xeith
Knowles, president of the
Commonwealth Electrical
Union, said the unions refuse
to continue with any further
negotiations for a new con-
tract until the issue of sever-
ance is first settled.

Timothy Brokowski, pres-
ident and CEO at the Power
Company, could not be
reached for comment.

Mr Knowles said both
unions are focused and com-
mitted to seeking reasonable
severance settlements for its
members.

“We are serious about this
and will continue to demon-
strate until this issue is first
resolved between the union
and company,” he said.

Workers assembled on the
front lawn of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
Building along the Mall Dri-
ve around noon.

This time, the family of
Christley Smith, a former
employee who died after
being injured in an industrial
accident, was also present in
support of the workers.

Trevor Smith, his brother,
has pledged to join workers
during their weekly demon-
strations.

The CEWU and BIEMSU
represent a total of about 120
employees at the. Power
Company. The union and
management have been at
odds since 2005 after negoti-
ations on a new industrial
contract stalled.

Mirant, the former owners
and managers, recently sold
its stake in the Power Com-
pany to Marubeni, a Japan-
ese company that acquired 51
pet cent of Mirant’s shares.

The union has called on the

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prime minister, Grand Bahama
Port Authority CEO Sir Albert
Mille: and Lady Henrietta St
George to intervene in bringing
some resolution for the dis-
gruntled workers.

Mr Knowles said the union is
very appreciative to the Smith
family for their support of the
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Mr Marquis replied: “Amnesty
International has repeatedly con-
demned Fox Hill Prison, and indi-
vidual human rights campaign-
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have told me often that it is con-
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Caution in dealing with China

LAST MONTH Zhivargo Laing, State Min-
ister for Finance, stressed the benefits of doing
business with China. However, caution could be
detected throughout his statement.

After heading a delegation to the China-
Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation
Forum in Xiamen, Mr Laing realised that with-
in that country’s 1.3 billion population there
was an untapped tourism market for the
Bahamas. we

But he made it clear that, despite China’s
commitment to provide more than $530 mil-
lion in preferential loans to promote Chinese
business investment within the Caribbean, the
Bahamas will not forfeit financial aid from world
lending banks to benefit from this proposal. He
pointed out that the Chinese contribution is
small by comparison to the financial and tech-
nical assistance provided by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) and other interna-
tional institutions.

China is committed to building a stadium in
New Providence for which it will provide the
funding. It would also like to construct its own
Embassy. However, throughout the world Chi-
na builds nothing unless it is done by its own its
own Chinese labour. This has created a partic-
ular problem in Barbados, and, if the website
from this country is to be credited, it has given
the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) a juicy
political bone on which to gnaw.

In an article, headed “From China with
Love— all strings attached” and published on
July 23, the DLP says in part: Pas

“The Chinese Tiger knows what it is doing.

' These countries in the Caribbean are ample
fodder for Chinese exploitation. Chinese work-
ers in constructing a project obtain most of its
raw material from China, imports all of the
workers, who then live on the construction sites
in subhuman conditions, work for barely sur-
vivable wages, develop an enclave mentality
and shun contact with citizens only venturing
outside to sell vegetables grown around the
construction sites.’

“The governments of the Caribbean give
them an advantage over indigenous Caribbean
contractors. They do not pay taxes, national
insurance nor are they unionised. Caribbean
contractors are obligated to provide various
social safety nets for their workers. It is only rea-
soned that their costs will be higher. Caribbean
people have been sidetracked in believing that
because these Chinese workers work 12-hour
days that they are more productive than indige-
nous Caribbean workers. Caribbean workers
built the infrastructure in these countries and
have long passed the stage of being callously
exploited. Chinese workers are still treated as



indentured labour in these Caribbean islands.”

In the case of the Bahamas, it is understood
that the Chinese government has undertaken to
be responsible for all labourers brought here to
work on their two sites. Once the stadium and
embassy have been built, China has undertaken
to repatriate all its staff back to China. No one
will be allowed to settle in the Bahamas.

This matter is still under negotiations with

the Bahamas.government.

“One thing is certain, China is a force to be
reckoned with,” said Mr Laing, “it is also a
country in political and economic transition.
We should be looking at China as we should be
looking at other countries, including India, to
see the extent to which there are lessons which
can be learnt.”

It was in the late eighteenth century that
Napoleon recognised that China was a sleeping
giant that once wakened would cause the world
to tremble. Today we are starting to feel those
tremors.

One Bahamian businessman attracted to Chi-
na’s cheap products has concluded that to do
business with China, not only does one need

.. deep pockets, but much patience.

His company has had to rent a warehouse in
China and staff it, because unless there is some-
one on the ground constantly monitoring qual-
ity control, he said, you will be taken advantage
of and rubbish will be shipped. His words to
express his frustration were far stronger, but
“rubbish” is a fair translation. And to get the
cheap prices, he said, one has to purchase in
such quantities that it would not make business
sense for a Bahamian company to even con-
sider it.

For example, he said, screw drivers can be
bought at 10c a piece, but to benefit from this
price, one has to purchase 10,000 screw drivers.
A Bahamian could get the same screw driver for
$1, which is what is paid on the local Chinese
market. Although still cheaper than US prices,
who wants 1,000 screw drives for $1 apiece? he
asked.

“Unless you are dealing in large quantities
the Chinese aré not checking for you. There is
just frustration in everything you do,” he said.

And shipping it out of the country is anoth-
er nightmare daily faced by an exporter. The
docks are so crowded that orders can be delayed
anywhere from a-month to three months.

It is obvious that China, in trying to take
adyantage of a free market world, has much to
learn in doing business with that world.

But, as far as the Bahamas is concerned, at
least one businessman has concluded that our
country is just too small to look to China as a
business partner.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

1) When a man loves his
children and. does so much
for them, why do so many
black Bahamian women use
the children as weapons
against him?

2) Why is it that when a
man refuses to beat a
woman he is considered
“soft” and why do some
women need to be abused to
feel loved?

3) Why do some mothers
encourage their children to
use their bodies immorally
for gain? Where are the
fathers to protect the moth-
ers and children?

4) Why do so many black
males sit on the blocks every
day and refuse to work even
when jobs are offered to

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them? And why do so many
young black Bahamian
males wear new $200 tennis,
$80 tee shirts, $150 pants,
high value jewellery without
a pay cheque?

5) Why do criminals feel
it is OK to break into anoth-
er person’s store, office,
vehicle or home? Where are
the consequences?

6) While most of the
youths participate positively
in the Government’s Sum-
mer Youth Programme at
the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym
and Sports Centre Complex,
there is that small percent-

Young people:
crime is not the way

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me space to address my fellow young people:

I am calling on young people to put down the guns and knives,
for these will not solve your problems as you believe, but further put
you in problems. To be frank, a gun and knife does not make you

more or less of a man.

It is a shame to see young people wasting all their energy killing
themselves rather than uplifting each other. What we need is brain
food, Education, so we can better ourselves in life.

If you have issues, such as people putting threats on your life or
bullying you, report to the police and if that does not work go to the
senior officer and let them know that you reported a matter and it

was not dealt with.

The police are your friends. We just have to learn as young peo-

ple to find a way to trust them.

As a young person myself, I know we feel as if the world is
against us at times, but I am asking you to have FAITH in the law
and it will come through for us and to take time out of our busy
schedules to pray to God about our situations and to ask him to help
us so we would not make any more worthless choices that will
affect our lives and those around us.

I am deeply saddened to see the school kids getting involved in

deadly altercations.

I ask that you cease from those negative steps and use that
energy and take a deep breath and think of what will happen if you
do the negative; where will you be after that and how much of your
life will be wasted because of acting out of rage?

I am asking all young people whether Bahamians, Haitian,

Jamaicans or whatever nationality because if you live here what you.

contribute affects all of us, to realize that crime is not the way but

educating yourselves and being positive and putting down the

guns and knives is the way to be recognize as a REAL MAN.
Remember love is the answer, my fellow young people, and all

is not lost with us young people..

Bahama Land.

JAMALMOSS et
President,

. ask God to continue to bless our

Free National Movement Association,

October, 2007.

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age of youths who are out to
steal from others, including
cell phones from instructoxs.
Where are the conse-
quences?

7) Why does the birth rate
of Haitians out number
Bahamians? Why do Hait-
ian parents walk their chil-
dren to and from school
every morning and every
evening?

8) Why are so many of our
Bahamian children respon-
sible for themselves while
their parents are so busy
doing their own thing?

9) Are we noticing that so
many Bahamians are now
shopping in businesses
owned by Haitians and Chi-
nese? Why are Haitians now
seen employed everywhere
in our society? Where are
the Bahamians?

10) Should I believe that
when my granddaughter or
son becomes an adult, Cre-
ole will be the number one
language in The Bahamas?
Are. we looking at a quiet
revolution in The Bahamas?
Are we heading for a future
like Miami where there are
hardly any Americans?

11) Am I really seeing
more Haitian flags and coat
of arms on vehicles on our
roads or not?

12) I wonder what per-
centage of our crimes are
committed by Bahamians
and what percentage by ille-
gal immigrants?

13) Do you believe that if
a man does not work, he
should not eat? Do you
believe that by the sweat of
your brow ye shall eat
bread? Do you believe that
the sins of the fathers (dad-
dies) shall fall on the chil-
dren to the third and fourth
generation?

14) Do you believe that
Bahamians pull each other
down and back stab each
other, when a helping hand
would be more profitable for
all?

15) Is it not true that if a,
people do not appreciate the
land which God the Father
blessed them with, strangers
will inherit it?

Maybe none of the above
happens in our Bahamas or
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Public help
sought in
search for

stolen vessel

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
_ Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT -— Abaco and
Grand Bahama Police are
seeking public help in locating
a vessel stolen a week ago
from Scotland Cay in the
Abacos.

Kent Bethel, of Man ’o’
War Cay, Abaco, reported to
Marsh Harbour police that
betwee 3pm on October 4,
and 8am on October 5; a thief
stole a 28-foot white and blue
hull 1998 :

Contender boat (registra-
tion number FL6110KN) from
a mooring at Scotland Cay...

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the vessel - owned by
Aaron Lee Watson of
Ormond, Florida - has twin
200hp Yamaha engines and is
valued at $85,000.

He is appealing to anyone
with information to contact
Marsh Harbour police station
at 1-242-367-2560 or the Cen-
tral Detective Unit on Grand
Bahama at 350-3108.

Man dies
of injuries
after traffic

accident

THE COUNTRY
recorded another traffic
fatality on Tuesday, bring-
ing the nation’s count to
33.

released by Assistant
Superintendent of Police
Walter Evans, aman °
believed to be in his early
20s was driving in the area
of Fox Hill Road south at
around 7.45am when he
reportedly lost control of

his vehicle and “ran into an. }

apartment complex”.

The victim, whose identi-
ty has not been released by :

police, was rushed to the

Princess Margaret Hospital

where he; later. died asa
result of his injuries.



GOVERNMENT NOTICE

2 In brief Rita Cosb

DEFIANT television reporter
Rita Cosby has hit back at Nassau
activist Lincoln Bain, releasing a
phone tape which, she claims,
reveals his true role in the Haitian
nannies affair.

Her move follows shocking dis-
closures on Fox T'V’s Greta van
Susteren Show last week which
appeared to suggest that Ms Cos-
by was trying to pervert the
course of justice in Howard K
Stern’s libel action against her.

Tapes played on the show - in
which she seemed tobe offering
$3,000 to the nannies, via Bain,
for an affidavit supporting claims

: in her best-selling book, Blonde

Ambition - prompted suggestions
by the legal panel that she might
face criminal charges.

“She could be in deep, deep.

trouble,” said one.

But Ms Cosby has now fought
back with a tape of her own
which, she claims, shows the
extent to which Mr Bain has
changed his posture on what the
nannies may or may not have said
about Mr Stern and Larry Birk-
head. :

Ms Cosby’s book, which makes

lurid allegations about Stern and
Birkhead, cited the nannies - both
of whom were employed at Anna
Nicole Smith’s Eastern Road
home - as sources.

But Mr Bain, now represent-
ing the nannies, claims Ms Cosby
published the book without
checking the facts and is now try-
ing to “cover her tail” by collect-
ing evidence after the event.

Last night, the latest dramatic
turn in the sordid Anna Nicole



Lincoln Bain

saga came with Ms Cosby’s own
disclosures which, she said,
“paints a very different picture
and exposes Bain.”

The tape, she said, was record-
ed on September 8 - several
weeks before Stern’s lawsuit
against her - and shows Mr Bain
saying the nannies wanted him to
contact Ms Cosby and that one
of them - called ‘Nadine’ - had
“for sure” seen a sex tape at the
centre of the dispute,

According to a statement

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TV PERSONALITY Rita Cosby has laughed off:

claims by local activist Lingoln Bain that she tried to
seduce him while they were in a car during her visit to
Nassau last week.

“Are you kidding?” cried Ms Cosby in an interview
with The Tribune. “Have you seen him? Please...it’s

: ridiculous.”

But Mr Bain, who is pouring scorn on Ms Cosby’s
best-selling book about Anna Nicole Smith, insisted it
was true.

“She tried to kiss me,” he said, “and when I turned
my face away, she kissed my neck and touched my leg.
She tried to seduce me to get me on her side.

“T don’t think she is that attractive, but Iam a very
attractive young man. I think she was doing it to get an
advantage, but I am not easily tricked.”

Their war of words reached néw heights as Mr
Bain travelled to Washington DC to appear on US
television shows in a bid to prove that Ms Cosby had
made lurid allegations about Howard K Stern and
Larry Birkhead without checking her facts.

He claimed she had arrived in Nassau last week to
make a deal with two Haitian nannies who were said
in her book to have revealed compromising informa-
tion about the two men.

Ms Cosby, in turn, has denied ever offering money
to the nannies and said she was in the Bahamas “for
the very best of intentions” at Mr Bain’s invitation to
collect corroboration for her disclosures. She also
said her revelations about Stern and Birkhead were
soundly sourced and true.

But Mr Bain said: “The fact is that Rita failed to do

due diligence. She told me that most of her book was |.
.: Nannies.

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TV star laughs off attempted seduction claim

“She called me up to say she had a problem she
needed to fix. She had written this book and did not
check the facts as quoted by the nannies. She said
she made a big booboo.”

Mr Bain stressed that he had nothing personal
against Ms Cosby. Nor was he for or against Howard
K Stern, who has issued a writ for libel against the jour-
nalist and her publisher.

“T am trying to get to the truth. And the raw, bare
truth is that this woman wrote a book without check-
ing her sources and is now trying to cover her tail. She
made a calculated risk that backfired.”

Mr Bain also denied her claim that he had revealed
on his website that he knew of her allegations about
Stern and Birkhead before her book came out, and
that the information had come from the nannies.

“This was a piece of satire drawn and written by a
blogger,” he said. “The blogger did it for fun. My dis-
claimer says I am not the sole contributor to this site.

“Tam a very busy man. I have several companies to
run. I. don’t have the time to be drawing pictures on the
Internet all day.”

Ms Cosby’s book, Blonde Ambition, hit the New
York Times and Amazon bestseller lists when it was
published last month.

Howard Stern has described it as a pack of lies and
is claiming $60 million damages through the US courts.

But private investigator Don Clark, a former FBI
chief, supported Ms Cosby’s version of events, claim-
ing he was told by the nannies of a video that Anna
Nicole used to watch.

“What Rita Cosby is reporting in her. book regard-
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“His own words are further
confirmation of what Rita report-
ed in her book,” a spokesman for
Ms Cosby told The Tribune.

“Obviously he had forgotten
he had made these statements
before he invented his new ver-
sion for his own purposes.

“He also talks about an affi-
davit in the conversation. with
Rita about the sex tape, and fur-

ther says that media people heard

about this months ago and
that the nannies wanted to get it
out.”

A bitter dispute blew up
between Ms Cosby and Mr Bain
last week after she claimed she
was “set up” in Nassau following
her attempt to secure further cor-
roboration for the sex tape claim.

Mr Bain claimed she had
offered money to get the nannies
to back up her story. Ms Cosby
claims it was Mr Bain who sought
money on behalf of the nannies
and she was.in the Bahamas “with
the very best of intentions.”

On the tape, adds the
spokesman, Mr Bain calls the
nannies “very credible” - a fact
borne out by seasoned investiga-
tors who tested them by planting

y hits back at Nassau activist

false information, which the
women corrected.

“This tape clearly shows why
Rita went to the Bahamas, and
that Bain himself is on record say-
ing there is a sex tape and it was
discussed with investigators and
other members of the media.” .

Ms Cosby said: “I recorded this
phone call between myself and
Lincoln Bain, the spokesman for
the nannies, on September 8,
2007. I was in New York, he was
in the Bahamas. At the time, I
had not planned on releasing this,
but in light of what Lincoln Bain
now has said on the air, I feel
obliged to release this evidence.”

Stern and Birkhead have both
threatened to sue Ms Cosby over
claims made in the book, which

' has hit both the New York Times

and Amazon bestseller'lists.

Stern has now filed suit with a
$60 million damages claim. His
lawyer, Lin Wood, has also
demanded that the publisher,
Grand Central, pull the book
from the shops by today.

But Ms Cosby said she and the
publisher were standing 100 per
cent behind the book and eyery-
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The Department also cooper-
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its mandate the Department
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cross-section of government
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In brief

Man is
accused of
stealing from
workplace

A 28-YEAR-OLD Farring-
ton Road man was arraigned in
Magistrate’s Court on Thurs-
day on two counts of stealing
by reason of service.

Michael Smith was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at court eight Bank

Lane. It is alleged that Smith
being concerned with another
between Monday, August 13,
and Monday, September 17,
stole from:Terry Mortimer cash
in the amount of $4,500 which
he had access to by reason of
service.

It is further alleged that
between Monday, August 20,
and Monday, September 10,
being concerned with another
stole from Dwayne Henry
$3,000 in cash which he had
access to by reason of his
employment.

Smith pleaded not guilty to
the charges and was granted
$5,000 bail. The cases were
adjourned to May 8th and 12th
2008.

Three men.
in custody
following

robberies
POLICE have three men in



custody for the recent spate of ©

armed robberies in the Kemp
Road area.

_. Officers from the Mobile
Division and the Central Detec-
tive Unit (CDU) launched a
special operation which resulted
in the interception and arrest
of three men driving a silver
Nissan Sentra on Friday at Sam.

Police believe they are
responsible for several armed
robberies in-the Kemp Road
area last Thursday.

The suspects in custody are
17, 18 and 28 years old, police
said.

According to a press state-
ment by ASP Walter Evans sev-
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area were robbed by three
armed assailants driving a sil-
ver Nissan Sentra on Thursday,
October 11.

Shortly before 8pm, a 40-
year-old male resident was
approached by three men and
robbed of jewellery while walk-
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A 19-year-old male was later
robbed of a small amount of
cash by three men fitting the
same description while in the
‘area of Williams Lane, off
Kemp Road.

Around 8 -pm on Thursday,
while in Lyon Road, a 34-year-
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three men.

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year-old man was stopped by
three men who robbed him and
his female companion of cash
and their rented vehicle.

- According to witness reports,
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Police find
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take man
into custody

CENTRAL Detective Unit
(CDU) officers were able to
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urday acting on a tip from the
public.

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Police have a 25-year-old Yel-
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Activist pleased with
support from:

ANTI-GAY campaigner
Clever Duncombe | has
revealed that he is “excited
and encouraged” by Dr Myles
Munroe’s apparent support for
his campaign against a law
legalising homosexuality.

He said Dr Munroe’s com-
ments on a GEMS radio pro-
gramme last week had proved
a “moral victory” for his cam-
paign, which aims to have the
1991 Sexual Offences Act
rescinded.

“Dr Munroe said on air that
this was a situation that should
have been voted on. He was
appalled when he was briefed
on it,” said Mr Duncombe, a
fathers’ and children’s rights
activist.

“I am excited that so early in
our campaign we have made
inroads. I have great respect
for this man. Had he said we
were wrong in our approach [
would have shut the campaign
down and apologised to: the
nation.”

Mr Duncombe added: “Our
objective is not to police any-
one’s bedroom, but if this is a
private issue, why parade it in

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dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A 21-year-
old Freeport man was charged
in Freeport Magistrate’s Court
with attempted armed robbery
and several other offences,
including firearm possession,
housebreaking, and stealing.

_Techaz Brown, a resident of
No 14 Egret Circle, Yeoman
Woods, appeared before Act-
ing Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones in Court Two.

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attempted armed robbery of
the Wreck Bar and possession
of an unlicensed Mossberg
shotgun on October 8. .

Brown was also charged
with possession of a Stevens
12-gauge shotgun, and posses-
sion of a smooth bore short-
ened shotgun, and six shotgun
cartridges.

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‘FREEPORT, Grand
Bahama - A modern comput-
erized system will soon be in
place at the Department of
Lands and Survey which will
dramatically improve the oper-
ation of that Department, said
Minister for Lands and Local
Government, Sidney Collie.

Mr Collie was in Grand
Bahama Tuesday with Jeffery
Euwema of International Land
System, the firm contracted to
carry out the $3 million mod-
ernisation project at the Depart-
ment of Lands and Survey.

Grand Bahamians got an
overview of the improvement
project during a town meeting
held in the Conference Room
of the Administrator's Office in
Freeport.

Also travelling with Mr Col-

lie was Tex ‘Turnquest, director

of the Department of Lands
and Survey and coordinator of
the Land Use Policy and
Administration project. Mr
Turnquest was also busy on
Tuesday and Wednesday meet-
ing with residents of East Grand
Bahama.on matters relating to
Crown Land grants and other
issues,

Mr Collie ‘said that the
Bahamas Government has
retained the services of experts
through a joint venture with the
International Development
Bank to conduct what is being
called the Land Use Policy
Administration Project and
(PIMS) Parcel Information
Management System.

According to Mr Collie, the
system that was in place had
outgrown its usefulness. He said
it was a system of the 1950s and
1960s.

“This is a system that they
have been working on fora
while‘and based on the demon-
stration what I know that is hap-
pening in the other agencies,
we should have a system where-
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Lands and Surveys. Left to right front row are Harrison Thompson,
permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Local Government;
Alexander Williams, administrator for the City of Freeport; Mr Collie;
and Vernae Grant, MP for the Eight Mile Rock constituency.

all the manual files, all the man-
ual correspondence’ and go
through the individual persons
that takes weeks and sometime
months,” he said. :

Mr Collie also used the occa-
sion to encourage young
Bahamians to pursue courses in
land surveys, mapping and oth-
er technical aspect as it relates
to land use, pointing out that
there is a significant shortage
of such experts in the Bahamas.

Director of Lands and Sur-
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commented on the shortage of
land professionals in the coun-
try and how that also adversely
affects the system.

“T cannot stress more that
there is a dire need for people
to study technical areas, sur-
veying, estate management,
forestry, evaluation and all of
those areas. There is a great
need,” Mr. Turnquest said.

He said that recently there
were discussions relating to
some form of land registration,
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route, we need to get serious
about. surveying. We need to

get serious about the profes-
sion; we need to get serious
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areas because that is where the
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unless the land is surveyed

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AG’s office service

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Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Several fami-
lies of murdered victims on
Grand Bahama have come for-
ward to speak out publicly
against the inadequate func-
tioning of the Attorney Gener-
al’s Office in Freeport.

Rey Glenroy Bethel and five
other families gathered in front
of the AG’s Office in the
Regent Centre on Thursday to
express their concern over the
lack of permanent prosecutors
in Freeport to deal with mur-
dercases.

“The AG’s office is dysfunc-
tional and is nothing more than
a clerk filing station,” said Rev
Bethel.

He complained that it is unac-
ceptable that families of mur-
der victims here are directed to
call the Attorney General’s
office in Nassau when inquir-
ing about dates regarding the
cases of their deceased loved
ones.

“Everytime we go to the
office to find out information
regarding the cases of our mur-
dered loved ones we are told
that we need to call Nassau for
the dates.

“We feel that this office in
Freeport is not serving the
Grand Bahama community as
it should and we are calling on
the government to address this
problem,” he said.

Rev Bethel also thinks that
as a result of the long delays by
the AG’s office in bringing
criminal matters before the
courts, accused killers are being
released on bail.

Rey Bethel and his wife,

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 9

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cases involving their families.

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whose loved ones’ accused
killers have been jailed and who
are now out on bail because
there are no dates set for these
matters before the Supreme
Court,” he explained.

He claims that the inadequa-
cies at the AG's office and the

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ACP and the EU

@ By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business con-
sultant and former Caribbean,
diplomat).

Neesonanne any
contract under the
tyranny of the clock is almost a
certain guarantee of endless
problems in the future.

The haste that is being urged
on African, Caribbean and

-. Pacific (ACP) governments to

agree an Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU) by the
end of December is a prescrip-
tion for such a problematic con-
tract.

In the Caribbean’s case it is
even worse. The EU is pushing
for a Caribbean agreement by
the end of October.

Yet, these EPA’s will be
binding for a long time to come,
and they will affect the lives of
every man, woman and child in
the region.

There has never been a
stronger case for carefully con-
sidered agreements, particular-
ly in light of the experience of
the EU unilaterally denounc-
ing agreements as they did with
the Sugar Protocol that gave
sugar producing ACP countries
preferential access to the EU
market.

After some Caribbean heads
of government met Peter Man-
delson and Louis Michel, two
EU Commissioners, in Jamaica



last week a set of mixed signals
emerged.

On the one hand, some
reports indicated that no agree-
ment had been reached by the
two sides and at least two’
Caribbean leaders - Owen
Arthur of Barbados and Bharat
Jagdéo of Guyana — indicated
that there is contemplation of
legal action against the EU for
its unilateral denouncement of
the Sugar Protocol.

On the other hand, regional
negotiators were talking of
agreement in a wide number of
areas and a “narrowing of the
gap” on some issues including
how sugar would be treated. In
fact, the optimism of some
regional negotiators was such
that there was talk of two sets of
meetings over the next few
weeks between the Caribbean
and the EU with a view to
agreement by the end of Octo-
ber.

- If these mixed signals con-
fused the real results of the
encounter between the EU and
the Caribbean in Jamaica, what
was clear is that few people
know what is actually being
negotiated and agreed.

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It is therefore anyone’s guess
how the private sector and the
trade union organisations in the
Caribbean can make informed

_ decisions on the terms of the

EPAs.

Certainly, the general public
has no means of doing so since
the public information that
exists on the detail of these
negotiations is very sparse.

Ww hat is known is that
the EU wants ACP

countries to liberalise their
economies giving greater access
to EU goods, investment and
services, including national
treatment for EU companies.
On the other hand for key com-
modities, such as sugar and
bananas, what is on offer by the
EU for access to their markets
is far less than the ACP coun-
tries have enjoyed in the past.
“The days of preferences are
over,” the EU says, and ACP
countries must compete in the
open market according to WTO
rules — rules fixed by the indus-
trialised nations which pros-

WHEREAS, the international Day of Older Persons will be observed on Monday 7c
October, 2007, under the theme "Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of

Aging: Empowering Older Persons”;

AND WHEREAS, by designating this special day, older persons are given

recognition for their contributions to the development of the nation, and attention is

drawn to the issues of global aging;

AND WHEREAS, life expectancy has increased over the century, resulting in
physical, social and mental challenges for the older person, but also offering

opportunities for continued contribution to the family and society;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Health and Social Development is mandated to
- create an environment where older persons are empowered and-able to age with

security and dignity;

AND WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of Health and
Social Development and the National Council on Older Persons have once again

organized a month of activities for older persons during the month of October;

NOW THEREFORE, | Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth.of
The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2007 as “OLDER PERSONS

MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, |
have hereunto set my Hand

and Seal this Aese 7

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 11



[coc na ea PO en YE
should seek waiver to complete EPAs

pered on the basis of protec-
tionism and preferences, and
whose wealth sprung from the
exploitation of ACP countries.

in the Caribbean’s case, its
economies are already wide
open. Virtually any product
from any part of the world can
be imported into the region.
And, with regard to investment,
the Caribbean has bent ove
backwards to give incentives for
foreign investments.

By the same token, the tariffs
imposed on imports help gov
ernments to pay for goods and
services they must deliver to
their societies. The alternative
to tariffs is more taxes on
income, increased value added
taxes that push up the cost of
living, and taxes on the produc-
tive sector such as tourism mak-
ing them less competitive inter-
nationally:

National treatment in ACP
countries for EU companies
could push medium and small
size enterprises out of business.



National
treatment in ACP
countries for EU
companies could
push medium
and small size -
enterprises out of
business.

While it is prudent in negoti-
ations not to publicise every
aspect of them lest they be jeop-
ardised, these are not ordinary
negotiations — they are about
locking-in economies to
arrangements that will materi-
ally affect people’s lives. It is in
the public interest that more
and better particulars be dis-
closed and debated.

The question also. arises as
to why the EU is pushing the
Caribbean to be the first region
to conclude an EPA? The
answer resides less in the
Caribbean and more in Africa.

The EU’s strategic interest
is the African market where it is

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A similar plea has been
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happen.

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meeting at ministerial level to
agree to urge the EU to join
with them in calling on the
WTO to extend the terms of
the Cotonou agreement for a






further year.

If four regions of the world —
Europe, Africa, the Caribbean
and the Pacific — were to make
such a call at the WTO, it is dif-
ficult to see who would oppose
it successfully. Canada and the
US would support it — they have
already sought waivers for their
bilateral trade arrangements.
And, it is fairly certain that
India and China would not
oppose it. Even Latin Ameri-
can countries would think care-
fully about upsetting four



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Logic points in the direction
of such a call to the WTO. It
requires one government in the
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@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
Dr Eugene Newry, the
Bahamas' Ambassador to
Haiti, is officially retiring from

‘ the Diplomatic Service.

Dr. Newry's tour of duty
ends October 14, but he said

he would “stay around” in the »

private sector and assist where

possible in the further devel- -

opment of The Bahamas and
of Haiti where he served as
Ambassador for the past five
years.

Dr Newry, who turned 72 on
October 4, was a local neuro-
surgeon before he took up the
post as The Bahamas Ambas-
sador to the Republic of Haiti
five years ago. He also served
as Ambassador to the Domini-
can Republic.

The Ambassador's term was
marred by the shooting of his
wife in the hip on April 17,
2004, while at a marketplace in
Port au Prince. He was recalled
the following day. Dr. Newry
had been previously recalled
on February 26 of that year,
during the height of an uprising
that eventually led to the ouster
of President Jean Bertrand
Aristide.

Deputy Prime Minister and

Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette recently said his
office is reviewing various over-
seas posts and that a full com-
plement of overseas diplomats

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LOT NO. 259
PROPERTY: Single Storey Residence
Floor Area:1,566 sq. ft.
Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.

. CARMICHAEL ROAD }
PROPERTY: Single Family Residence
3 bed / 2 bath, Property Size:11,988 sq. ft.
Floor Area: 1,710 sq. ft.
LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from

BAHAMAS AMBASSADOR to the Republic of Haiti Dr. Eugene Newry speaks to Lindsay Thompson,



Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

Senior Information Officer, Bahamas Information Services, about his retirement from the Diplomatic
Corps and future plans as a private citizen, at the hotel La Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The
interview climaxed a trade mission to Haiti conducted by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Sep-

tember 23 to 26.

- will be announced shortly.

“It is not unusual for Govy-
ernments to look at different
postings. Dr Newry has been
in Haiti for a while. It's always
good to have a rotation of offi-
cers,” Mr. Symonette said.

During an interview in Haiti,
Dr. Newry talked about his
tenure and his future plans.

“From our national point of
view, I will certainly give all my
means, my connections, my
knowledge to my successor,
whoever that might be. And I
would be available 24/7 to help
them because that person rep-
resents my country,” he said.

Dr Newry accompanied the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce on its recent trade mis-

sion to Haiti. The purpose was »

to explore possible trade
arrangements between busi-
nesspersons of both countries.

By living and working in

Haiti, Dr. Newry said he came

to realise that Haiti is “a sleep-

“There are many opportu-
nities for Bahamians to tap
into,” he noted.

“Haiti could supply over 67
per cent of the Bahamian mar-
ket,” Dr. Newry added. “Now
because of Haiti's structure,
especially at the level of labour
and availability of agricultural
land, that could save The
Bahamas at least 30 per cent of
what it spends on agriculture.

“We could actually make
money by trading with Haiti.
The Chamber has finally seen
the wisdom of this visit. It is
now up to the Chamber to do
the studies.”

Ambassador, Newry advised
that the Government's role
would be to formulate regula-
tions in order to facilitate trade
arrangements with Haiti.

He noted that Haiti and The’

Bahamas has had relationships
for the past 200 years, longer
than any other country. Haiti
has more of its “blood rela-

the Caribbean,”
_ said.

any country in the world.

“Now, they have greater
numbers in other places but rel-
ative to the Bahamian basic
population, we have the largest.
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Haitians more than any other
country in the world — not the
United States, not Canada; in
terms of how we integrated
people in the past 50 years,” he
said

According to Dr. Newry, the
biggest change in Haiti, both at
the level of the elite and at the
level of the average person is
the matter of working together
for the betterment of the coun-
try.

“The Haitians, more than
any other people of the
Caribbean, are desperately
hungry for education.

“In fact, there are more
schools and educational facili-
ties in this country per square
mile than in any other place in
Dr. Newry

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Aviation Administration report-
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with his aircraft.

According to the Coast
Guard, search-and-rescue co-
ordinators in Miami were noti-
fied of the incident at 11am that
day, and a search operation was
immediately launched.

Mr Sullivan was en route to
Palm Beach Airport, in West

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sau International Airport when
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press release reported that a C-
130 Hercules aircraft from Air
Station Clearwater, Florida,
located an orange life-raft Sat-
urday night about 15 miles

- south-west of the aircraft's last-

known position.

An HH-65 Dolphin heli-
copter and a HU-25 Falcon jet
from Air Station Miami were
launched to remain on scene

with the life-raft until the Cutter ie

Forward arrived.

Crews from the Forward
launched a small boat to inves-
tigate, but there was no-one
aboard the raft and no mark-
ings on the life-raft could con-
nect it to Sullivan or his aircraft,
the Coast Guard reported.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, reported
that the US Coast Guard con-
tacted Bahamian authorities
around 1.30pm on Saturday to
report that a

single-engine Cessna aircraft
registered N95HS, went down
about 56 miles east of Bimini,
and that officials from the
Defence Force — who are assist-
ing in the search — have been
in contact with police at
Great Harbour Cay, Berry

Islands, to inform them of the _

. Incident.
Justin Snisky, director of res-
cue operations at BASRA in

Grand Bahama, told The Tri- -

bune that Coast Guard officials
reported that the pilot had
informed them that he was
making a turn toward Stirrup
Cay to avoid bad weather in the
area when they lost all commu-
nication with him.

“That was their last commu-
nication with the pilot,” said Mr
Snisky.

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Concern arose for Mrs
Cates’s safety when a vehicle
was discovered abandoned
some distance from her home
in the Green Castle settle-
ment, having overturned sey-
eral times, eventually coming
to rest in nearby bushes.

When a relative went to

-eheck on the widow and moth-

er-of-six and noticed her cai
missing, Bill and Kermit Cates
— her brothers-in-law —
entered the home and discoy-
ered her dead, wrapped in the
quilt.

Mr Miller told The Tribune
that police had intended to
officially file charges last Fri-
day, but they decided to do so
today instead.

Mrs Cates’ death is the 59th
homicide for the year.

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LOCAL NEWS

Three women, one man
wanted in connection
with armed robbery

Hunt for men
after shooting

FROM page one

they had her face bandaged
up. There was blood every-
where and broken glass on
the floor - it look like he shot
her in the truck.”

The victim, in her early
40s, reportedly underwent
surgery on Thursday evening
at Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, where she is listed in seri-
ous condition.

Police are asking anyone
with information to contact
the Central Detective Unit,
the Crime Stoppers hotline
or their nearest police sta-
. tion.

In light-of this latest rob-
bery and shooting, police
have advised the public to be

-ever-mindful when carrying
large amounts of cash and.to
be on the lookout for poten-
tial assailants.

“We urge the public to be
very careful of their sur-
roundings...be careful of the
time you .make (bank)
deposits. We know that this is:
a holiday season, so just be
careful, make sure you are
not followed, or let some-
body be with you to cover
you at all times, just to be
sure that you are safe,” Chief
Inspector B K Bonamy Jr
said during a radio interview.

Patrons who frequent that
particular RBC branch on a

. regular basis are calling for
increased security, claiming
the area is a “breeding
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FROM page one

had to wade through ankle-deep water to get to,

the terminal buildings, Mr Cartwright said ina
press release yesterday.

The rain has reportedly been constant since
late September, with increased squalls last week
leading to heavy flooding in low-lying areas
and the closure of some parts of the main road
to small vehicles.

“All the ponds are filled up and by Wednes-
day the people thought the highest level was
reached, but the continuous rains on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday caused the water level to
rise rapidly,” Mr Cartwright said. This has led
to much inconvenience and some property loss
for Long Islanders.

“All farms on the island are overtaken by
flood waters and areas like Berries, Mortimers
and Gordon’s, where a similar flood occurred in

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June this year, have been hit the hardest since
they have not been able to make a harvest since
June,” said Mr Cartwright,

The MP, who is also Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries, said many businesss were inac-
cessible. Some homes have also flooded, with
carpets, furniture and electrical appliances being
destroyed.

The heavy rains have also saturated bone-
fish flats on the island, and Mr Cartwright fears
the local sponging industry may also be dam-
aged by the large amount of stagnant water
that has accumulated.

Events scheduled for the past weekend had to
be cancelled on Long Island, leaving local ven-
dors with a stockpile of products they may not
be able to sell in the near future.

The Tribune was unable to reach Meteoro-

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women ganged up on him.
One gun-butted him in his
head and robbed him of his
money. They then pushed him
out of the vehicle and sped off.

Stanley was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he

was treated and later dis- ©

charged.

Mr Rahming said Central
Detective Unit officers are
continuing investigations.

Dame Marguerite
Pindling i in hospital

FROM page one

improving at*this point and we are pleased with her progress.”
Dame Marguerite, who was married to Sir Lynden for 44 years
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a critical part of Sir Pindling’s public and political life.
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which provides scholarships to students from Andros for entrance

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In light of her service to the political arena, community involve-
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Monday, 15th
October, 2007.

She is predeceased by her husband, Paul H.
Bethel, her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E.
Vince and her sister, Maureen Pettit. She
is survived by son, Timothy.P.E. Bethel;
daughters, Jane-Michele Bethel, Jill L.
Redgrave and Tanya L. Lester;
grandchildren, Ty Bethel, Paul, Anna and
Benjamin Redgrave, Christi and Natalie
Lester; special friend, Dr. John Winter; son-
in-law, Mark D. Redgrave; daughter-in-law,
Mizpah A. Bethel; other close relatives and
many friends, including Barbara Vince, Dr.
Keva Bethel, Richard Bethel, Margot Bethel,
Dr. Nicolette Bethel-Burrows and Philip
Burrows, Edward, Tasha and Jaxon Bethel,
Susan and Dan Jackson and family, Wendy
and Tim Barber and family, Dr. Cecil and
Earla Bethel and family, Dr. Brian

Humblestone. -

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested
that donations be made to The Cancer
Society of the Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539,

Nassau,

Bahamas, The Bahamas Down

Syndrome Association, P.O. Box CB 13207,
Nassau, Bahamas or The Kidney Foundation
of the Bahamas, P.O. Box N-8202, Nassau,
Bahamas, with cheques marked in memory

of Joan Bethel.


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MONDe\

;Vipein 14, 2007, PAGE 15



A renewe

OPINION

@ By José Luis Ponce,
Cuban Ambassador to the Com-

monwealth of the Bahamas

@) n Tuesday, October 30,
Cuba will submit to the
consideration of the UN General
Assembly the draft resolution
entitled “Necessity of ending the
economic, commercial and finan-
cial embargo imposed by the
United States of America against
Cuba”.

This is the 16th consecutive
year of this exercise in the Gen-
eral Assembly. Last year, 183 of
the 191 United Nations member
states voted in favour of this res-
olution, which constitutes an

almost unanimous proof of the ©

international community’s rejec-
tion of the genocidal policy of the
US government:-against Cuba,
and the implementation of
extraterritorial laws contrary to
the Charter of the United
Nations, the principles of inter-
national law and the regulations
governing economic, commer-
cial and financial relations among
states.

The blockade imposed by the
government of the United States
against Cuba, a reality the Cuban
people have had to live with for
nearly half a century, aims to
cause the surrender through
hunger and disease of a people
that only wish to exercise their
right to self-determination and
defend their sovereignty, welfare
and dignity.

The extraterritorial nature of
the blockade which has been
institutionalised and systematised
by the Torricelli and Helms-Bur-
ton Acts, aside from violating
international law and the sover-

eignty of third states, has brought --

about serious additional damage
to the Cuban economy and to
Cuba’s economic relations with
third countries and_ subsidiaries
of US enterprises over the last
decade.

The Bush administration has



The blockade...
aims to cause the
surrender through
hunger and
disease of a people

that only wish to...

exercise their

right to

self-determination

and defend their
sovereignty,
welfare and dignity.



unleashed an irrational pro-
gramme of persecution against
Cuba’s commercial and financial
transactions, adopting reprisals
against individual businessmen,
as well as financial and banking
institutions that have links with

Cuba. The constant hounding of °

businessmen and the threats and
sanctions against foreign investors
in Cuba reflect the contempt that
US authorities have for the rights
and sovereignty of other coun-
tries of the world.

[ is estimated that in 2006
the damage to Cuba’s for-
eign trade as a result of the
blockade exceeded
$1,305,388,000. The greatest dam-
ages were registered due to the
impossibility of access to the US
market. In the case of Cuba’s
imports, not only did they
become more expensive due to
an increase in. prices, the use of

intermediaries and the necessity

of triangulation for importing cer-
tain products, but also due to the

_need to transport goods from

more distant markets, which leads
to increases in freight and insur-
ance costs.

The direct economic damage
caused to the Cuban people by

. the implementation of the block-

ade exceeds $89 billion in almost
50 years. This figure does not
include the direct damage caused
to the economic and social objec-
tives of the country by sabotage
and terrorist acts encouraged,
organised and financed from
within the United States. Neither
does it include the cost of items
that could not be produced in
Cuba or the damage derived from
the onerous credit terms imposed
on Cuba.

The most vulnerable sectors
have been food and health, with a
direct impact on the quality of
life of all Cubans. Last year only,
damages in the food sector
exceed $258 million. The impact
is felt not only in the restrictions
on limited and conditioned
imports of foodstuff from the
United States, but also generally
in the negative impact on the pro-
duction of food for domestic con-
sumption. Without this loss, Cuba
would have been able to pur-
chase, for domestic consumption,
about 180 thousand metric tons of
soy beans, 72 thousand metric



tons of soy oil, 300 thousand met-
ric tons.of corn and 275 thousand
metric tons of wheat.

Likewise the health sector has



We will not give up
on our economic
development, the
accomplishments
of which are
evident, despite
the adverse effects
of the economic,
commercial and
financial blockade
imposed on us.

been seriously affected. The
impossibility of accessing diag-
nosis aids and latest medication,
of purchasing spendable materi-
als, spare parts or the necessary
equipment generally produced
by enterprises or subsidiaries in
the Unites States, constitutes a
challenge for the adequate main-

tenance of emergency services, —

medical attention to critically ill
patients, surgery units and other
specialized services, both for
adults and children; as well as for
medical attention for pregnant
women. For the same reason,
efforts to promote health and
prevent disease have been hin-
dered. -

D espite that fact, Cuba
continues providing

médical aid to many countries
around the world, and special
mention should be given to the

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Eye Care Programme known as
“Operacién Milagro” (Operation
Miracle), which has enabled thou-
sands of persons with curable dis-
eases to regain their sight or to
see for the first time. Almost 400
of them are from the Bahamas.
The US blockade against Cuba

under President George W

Bush’s administration has
reached unprecedented dimen-
sions resulting from the intensifi-
cation of a set of laws and regu-
lations designed to destroy the

Cuban Revolution and bring
about a change of regime on the
island,

Nevertheless, the Cuban peo-
ple will never give up on either its
sovereignty or its right to self-
determination and will continue
progressing, in spite of the block-
ade, in the improvement of a fair
and supportive society that it is
building, while ofiering its unselfish
assistance to other countries all
over the world. We will not give up
on our economic development, the

- accomplishments of which are evi-

dent, despite the adverse effects
of the economic, commercial and
financial blockade imposed on us.

This October 30, Cuba calls
upon all governments committed
to the defence of international
law to vote in favour of the draft
resolution to be tabled by the

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A FAMILY group of
investors believes they will act
as a “catalyst” to revitalise the
depressed area east of the East
Street-Bay Street junction
through their purchase of down-

town Nassau’s Moses Plaza, a
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- outlets.

SEE page 12B

| down 20% in July
Entire Bahamas off 10%

Nassau/PI arrivals

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Bahamas experienced
a 10 per cent decrease in total
visitor arrivals for July 2007, the
Ministry of Tourism’s latest sta-
tistics revealed, a further indi-
cation that the country’s num-
ber: one industry is struggling
with a mixture of external issues
and product weaknesses.

The statistics indicted that in
July, 376,794 persons visited the
Bahamas either by air or sea,
compared to the 418,052 who
arrived in 2006, representing a
decrease of 9.9 per cent. .

Despite the fact that Grand
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and show an 18.1 per cent
increase (63,183 visitors in 2007
as compared to 53,96 in 2006),
Nassau/Paradise Island arrivals

declined ‘by 9.4-per cent, with .--

221,335 arrivals compared to
244,306

the previous year. The Fami-
ly Islands saw a drastic 23.3 per
cent decline, going from 120,250
arrivals in 2006 persons to
92,276 this July.

Looking at July air arrivals,
the Bahamas ‘overall saw a
decrease of 14 per cent, with

Ministry's stock records
nine months out-of-date

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

STOCK control records for
the Ministry of Works’ general
_ supplies were nine months out
of date when an external audit
was conducted, the auditors’
report found, leaving its sup-
plies section unable to deter-
mine whether requests could be
met from existing stocks...’

This and a host of other prac-
tices that would be considered
unacceptable in the private sec-
tor were captured in the audit of
the Ministry of Works by
Crown Agents of the UK,
which found that the stock con-
trol records for the Ministry’s
stores were only updated to
December 2005 when the audit
was carried out in Septem-
ber/October 2006.

Stock control] records for the
Ministry’s fuel issues were also
two months out-of-date when

‘the auditors conducted their
inspection, leaving Crown
Agents to conclude: “As a
result, the supplies section is
unable to determine if supplies
requisitions can be met from
existing stocks. The out-of-date
stock records result from a
delay in processing stores
received notes and stores issued
documentation in the

“The delay in processing fuel
issues results from a subsequent
delay to inter-ministry charging
through the accounting system
for fuel supplies. No charging

Audit
recommends
changes to
Tenders Board

financial
thresholds



is undertaken in respect of gen-
eral supplies.”

On the Ministry’s physical
stores, the Crown Agents audit
found that “a store side has
become detached from the
floor” on one building, which
could allow “improper access”.
The audit suggested that “sig-
nificant improvements” could
be made if the stores. were kept
clean and tidy, items identified
by stock number, and extra
shelving installed.

In addition, the audit found
that the supplies section — which
was responsible for all aspects
of the ministry’s procurement
— was not fulfilling this part of
its mandate because technical
officers in the ministry were
“increasingly taking on ele-
ments of the procurement
process themselves, particularly
obtaining quotes.

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Island dropping by 20 per cent,
as did Andros arrivals. That is
especially serious, given that air
arrivals represent the Bahamas’
higher spending stopover visi-
tors, with per capita spending
over $1,000 per head. Fewer

stopover visitors means fewer
hotel guests, and the trickle-
down effect felt throughout the
economy — by taxi drivers, straw
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the international body repre-
senting securities industry reg-
ulators, The Tribune can
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bility Forum (FSF) expressed
concerns this nation was “non-
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The former PLP govern- |

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mission did not have the pow-
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persons it regulated to pro-
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concerns that
Bahamas was
‘uncooperative’

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organisation of securities reg-
ulators - has only been
revealed now, after Alfred
Sears, the PLP MP for Fort
Charlotte and former attor-
ney-general in the Christie
government, asked a question
about it in the House of
Assembly last week.

Mr Sears asked the Govern-
ment whether the IOSCO
review could lead to the
Bahamas’ financial services
industry being ‘blacklisted’
again, as it was in 2000 by the
Financial Action Task Force
(FATF). It was one of three
agents or ‘fronts’ for the G-7
nations that expressed concerns
about the Bahamas’ financial
services sector’s regulatory
capacity, one of the others

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



Title insurance is a concept
long “overdue” in the Bahamas,
a director with the first insur-
ance agency specifically formed
to tackle this market told The
Tribune, as it provides protec-
tion for real estate purchasers
and lenders against the numer-
ous potential title defects that
exist in this nation.

Leon Poitier, a First Bahamas
Title Insurance Agency direc-
tor, said the one-time single pre-
mium paid for title insurance
would provide both Bahamian
and foreign purchasers of real
estate in this nation with added
security against problems
caused by hidden title issues and
holes in the records held by the
Land Registry.

He added that it might also
replace to some extent the fees
charged by attorneys in con-
nection with title searches, as
Bahamian attorneys charged a
scaled fee related to the price of
the transactions they were deal-
ing with. This was a method of
providing extra.cover for any

liability they may assume from |
providing title opinions, no mat- ,
ter how qualified these were,

and thus could reduce transac-

’ tion and closing costs.

Mr Poitier said he and his fel-
low directors had talked about
the issue of title insurance for
over a year, and explained: “We
could see title insurance was a
coming thing. All these people
are complaining and frustrated
about the way land law oper-
ates. It’s really archaic, as
lawyers’ opinions are given with
so many reservations and opin-
ions because they can’t confirm
things we need to know about
land title.

“The way titles and deeds are
recoiued is so open to question.
I don’t want to bad mouth the
Registry, but it’s a somewhat
chaotic hit and miss on title
searches. That’s why attorneys
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Registry, as evidenced by the
numerous title-related disputes
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pled with the increased demand
for Bahamian real estate by sec-
ond home buyers and other for-
eigners, especially Americans,
has given the likes of First
Bahamas a growing market.

Tourism

Tourism developments across
the Bahamas are increasingly
mixed-use resorts with a heavy
real estate component thrown
in, and Mr Poitier said: “Amer-
icans strongly believe in title
insurance, and few buy homes
without it. Developers have
begun to see the merit in offer-
ing title insurance, and for pur-
chasers it’s a selling point of the
development.”

First Bahamas will write busi-
ness in this nation that is under-
written by LandAmerica Finan-
cial Group, a global title insur-
ance provider. The company
has been operating for “a cou-
ple of weeks” after obtaining
all relevant licences from the
Registrar of Insurance, and
according to in-house counsel
Samantha Fox, “had quite a few
inquiries”.

First Bahamas has already
issued 16 commitments and one
full policy, the difference being
that policies are only issued
when all supporting documents
are in, and commitments given
when First Bahamas is satisfied
there are no exceptions or reser-

vations on the property/real.

estate in question.

The Bahamian agency will
also benefit through its associa-
tion with Higgs & Johnson.
Although not a subsidiary of
the Bahamian law firm, Mr
Poitier, himself a Higgs & John-
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www.sunshine-insurance.com

insurance may not be enough
to cover them against claims.
brought in relation to title
searches, something title insur-
ance was designed to cover.

Adding that there was
“tremendous potential” for title
insurance in the Bahamas, Mr
Poitier said First Bahamas also
wanted to target Bahamians.
“We feel the domestic market is
not alive to this, as they say, and
we feel this is a means to get to
the general Bahamian public,”
he added.

“Because of the rising cost of
land and other-matters, we feel
the domestic market should be
approached. Title insurance is
able to be passed on to the heirs
of the property owner when
they pass away.”

Banks and other financial
institutions could also purchase
title insurance, Mr Poitier said,
to cover themselves against the
unpaid principal balance on a
property. This was especially
useful in cases where banks had
to foreclose on.a property,
because if the title to it was chal-
lenged or there were compet-
ing claims, it would be covered
by title insurance. The title
insurance company would also
be the one to fight the case in
court.

However, Mr Poitier said title
insurance did not perfect title,
just added protection against
unforeseen issues such as forged
wills and deeds, adverse pos-
session, fraud, judgments, law-
suits, liens, unpaid taxés, unre-
leased mortgages, hidden wills,
lost records and problems relat-
ed to divorce and marriages.

He explained that if First
Bahamas saw problems with the
title documents and searches
presented to it when applying
for a policy, the company would
have to go back to the prospec-
tive client and tell them to deal
with the issue or else an excep-
tion would be included in the
policy. ‘

‘Therefore, title insurance is
no substitute for title searches.





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Performs maintenance and records management on existing
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prepare legal documents or obtain security.

Performs constant follow up on delinquent and watch-list accounts,
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-1 Paradise Island Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
PAGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007

FSF proxy places Bahamas on review

Julius

Bar

Julius. Baer. Group, the leading dedicated Wealth
Manager is seeking candidates for the position of:

ASSISTANT CLIENT ADVISOR

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Executing various client instructions (wire
transfers, forex, stock exchange orders, Fids,

loans, etc.)

Sending daily advices to clients
Sending financial information to clients
Printing of valuations and regular similar

tasks

Answering clients requests

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Excellent verbal and written communication

skill;

A commitment to service excellence
Team player/ Proficient in Microsoft tools

Series 7 or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:

» Minimum 3-5 years experience in Private
Banking in related field

EDUCATION:

» ABachelor’s degree with concentration
in Finance, Economic, Accounting or
Business Administration

FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
cs

» The ability to speak a second language

would be an asset

We offer a very competitive compensation
and benefits package, a stimulating work
environment and the opportunity to make a
significant contribution to our business while

expanding your career.

Interested candidates should forward a copy -
of their resume by October 31st, 2007 to the

attention of:

BY HAND:
Personal & Confidential
Resident Manager

Ocean Centre,Montagu Foreshore,

East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4890
Nassau, Bahamas

BY MAIL

Personal & Confidential
Resident Manager

P.O. Box N-4890
Nassau, Bahamas



BUSINESS

FROM page one

Since then, the FSF has
launched a new initiative on so-
called offshore financial centres
such as the Bahamas, aimed at
encouraging them to adopt best
international practices and stan-
dards if they have not done so
already.

A highly-placed financial
source, speaking to The Tribune
on condition of anonymity, said

there was “no chance” the’

Bahamas would return to the
FATF ‘blacklist’, as that was
related to anti-money launder-
ing issues and not regulatory
co-operation and information
exchanges.

Indicating that there was
some unease about Mr Sears
publicising details of the
IOSCO/FSF confidential
review, a matter he would have

been aware of in government,
the source said: “It [the
review] has to do with infor-
mation sharing. This is an FSF
initiative, in their review of off-
shore centres, to determine
which offshore centres have
the ability to exchange infor-
mation at the request of
requesting states.

“Essentially, we are in com-
pliance with and have met the
standards on providing infor-
mation, where it is deemed
appropriate, at the request of
foreign regulators.

“The reason for the amend-
ments to the legislation, and to
provide the Commission with
powers to compel the produc-
tion of documents, was to a
great extent to satisfy the
IOSCO review.”.

The source described the
issue of the Securities Commis-

Newly Established
Mortgage Brokerage Firm

seeks a Mortgage Broker to work on
commission bases. Experience is a must.

Reply to:

PSRealt





: Vacancy For The Position Of:

GRAPHIC ARTIST

Core responsibilities:



HELP WANTED
Salesperson

We are looking for an energetic and professional
person to sell generators, golf cars and oil. We
will train. Good attitude a must.

Contact Harbourside Marine.
Tel: 393-0262. Fax resume to 394-7659

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sion’s ability to share informa-
tion as “a moot point” and one
that was now thought to have
been addressed, but while the
Bahamas had signed on to the
IOSCO Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) on reg-
ulatory co-operation, the review
of the Commission’s informa-
tion sharing powers was still
ongoing.

Yet The Tribune understands
that prior to the legislative
amendments, the FSF consid-
ered the Bahamas, as well as
the Cayman Islands and British
Virgin Islands, to be ‘uncoop-
erative’ on regulatory informa-
tion sharing as a result of the
Securities Commission not hay-
ing the ‘legal capacity’ to com-
pel the production of papers
and documents

The entire episode again
shows how the Bahamas,
although having been removed
from all ‘blacklists’, remains
under the scrutiny of the FSF,

. FATF and their associates, who

appear ready to pounce the
moment a weakness in this

_ nation’s regulatory structure is

exposed.
While many believe their

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primary goal is to restrict the
flow of business to the
Bahamas and other offshore
centres, and this nation’s abil-
ity to compete in the global
financial services market, giv-
en this nation’s size and the
nature of international poli-
tics it has to do everything it
can to avoid being exposed to
such initiatives again.

The amendment to the
Securities Industry Act allows
the Securities Commission to
require financial institutions
and their directors, servants
and agents, to supply it with
information that will enable
it to carry out its regulatory
functions, including co-oper-
ation and. information
exchange with overseas reg-
ulators.

Both that Act, and the Invest-
ment Funds Act, were also
amended to allow the Securi-
ties Commission to co-operate
and share information with oth-
er Bahamian regulators, such
as the Central Bank of the
Bahamas, Registrar of Insur-
ance, and Inspector of Finan-
cial and Corporate Services
Providers.

CASHIERS

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Honest, Reliable, Dedicated,
Professional, Energetic & I
SELF MOTIVATED

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other promotional material

Coordinate the use of artistic and graphic material

Plan and illustrate marketing concepts

Submit rough layouts of art and copy for approval
Prepare finished copy and art by operating typesetting,
printing, and similar equipment i

Research and recommend new enhancements, software
_ upgrades, or services that will simplify, contain (or reduce)
costs and increase efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to design layouts for printed and graphic material.
Ability to create technical illustrations, designs, layouts, and
electronic presentations and publications for commercial
print.

Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication or formal —
training in graphic design, website/page design, photo media
and general publication techniques; or five years experience.
Familiarity with PC and Mac operating systems.

Expertise in QuarkXPress 6.0, Macromedia Freehand MX,
Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and
Microsoft Power Point.

Computer Literacy is in the operation of current word
processing,-database-management, graphics, website and
spreadsheet programs.

Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and vision) and
life insurance; pension scheme.

Interested persons should apply no later than 19" October 2007 to:

c/o The Tribune
DA#14102
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas



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~Mr. Tennyson Wells ~
Mr. Fank Hanna
Mr. Craig Roberts
Mr. Vantlock Fowler (All Purpose Steel Co.)
Deloitte & Touche
Sanpin Motors
The Royal Bank of Canada
Original Patties
Wilmac’s Pharmacy
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Solomon’s Supercenter
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Students
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FOR THEIR
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 5B



Professional establishment seeks the services of a

Receptionist
and a Secretary

All applicants should be compute literate in
Microsoft Word and Excel at a minimum.

Union in fresh
Aquapure row

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

AQUAPURE and the trade
union representing many of its
line workers are embroiled in a
fresh legal dispute, this time
over the union’s demand that
the bottled water producer col-
lect union dues from all mem-
bers and pass them to the
union.

Huedley Moss, president of
the Bahamas Beverage and
Water Distributors Union
(BBWDU), said in a press
statement that the union had
served an originating summons
on KLG Investments, Aqua-
pure’s owner, asking the
Supreme Court to mandate that
the company collect agency
shop dues for the bargaining

unit members and the BBW-

DU.

Aquapure is going against its
industrial agreement

because it is not collecting
union dues from all the employ:
ees.

However, Aquapure execu-
tive, Alec Knowles, told Tri-
bune Business that at present
the Company collects union
dues from 30 of their 90
employees who are members of
the bargaining unit after receiv-
ing. written requests and per-
mission from those workers to
doso. .

He said that both Aquapure
and the courts had asked Mr
Moss and the union to pro-
duce written documentation,
including Department of
Labour authorizations, which
would support the union’s
claim that Aquapure should
collect dues from all union
members.

To date, Mr Knowles said
the union has not been able to

Credit Suisse (Bahamas)

is presently considering applications for a

SECURITIES ADMINISTRATOR

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:

options)

Experience with mutual funds administration
A Bachelor's or Associates degree with concentration in Finance,
Accounting or Business Administration

Personal Qualities:

_~ —. Excellent organizational and communication skills
: A commitment to service excellence
. Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision

Benefits provided include:
- Competitive salary and pena bonus

- Pension Plan
“ Health and Life Insurance

ONLY PERSONS WITH SECURITIES TRADING AND ADMINISTRATION .
EXPERIENCE NEED APPLY. °
Applications should be submitted: °

@

or via fax 356-8148

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 19, 2007.

~of the agency shop dues, we are

The union is claiming that

Two (2) years experience in a Securities Administration and Settlements
Department in an international banking institution

PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, Excel)

Knowledge of securities markets and instruments (bonds, equities,

produce the relevant docu-
ments. He referred The Tri-
bune to the company’s legal
counsel, who will not be in
office until today.

That has not appeased Mr
Moss, it appears, who said in a
statement: “It is interesting to
note that this problem devel-
oped only after KLG Invest-
ments acquired Aquapure
Water Company. While the new
owners of Aquapure are cur-
rently paying a small fraction

of the view that the legal tradi-
tion and the statutory recogni-
tion that they met in place must
be honoured.”

Mr Moss added that the
union had invited KLG to rene-
gotiate a new contract for

the non-management bar-
gaining unit of Aquapure.

@riNE BY .



Dowdeswell Street
Behind Scotia Banik .
Tels 322-1103
Monday ~ Friday






RESORT REAL ESTATE SALES PROFESSIONAL






The developer of a prestigious oceanfront residential development on
Grand Bahama is seeking persons with the following
ae qualifications and expertise:







e Must have a minimum of five years sales experience- -but willing to learn from an
industry leader

e Must have two years experience selling aohcid homes

¢ Knowledge of the Caribbean, United Kingdom and United States markets very
useful

¢ Computer skills necessary to Oneite a customer relation management system.

required

¢ Needs to possess excellent verbal and written skills and professional appearance

e Individual must be a team player and able to work with all levels of management

e Two years of successful post secondary courses required















Interested persons should submit their resume to:







The Office Administrator .
Email: eknowles@hll-bs.com
_ Fax:242- 373-1364

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Limited

Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas

‘

CREDIT Suisse







Salary commensurate with experience and
capabilities.

Apply in writing by October 23rd, 2007, to the
Human Resources Partner, C/O P.O. Box
CB-12762, Suite # 114.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY |
PENSION PLAN ADMINISTRATOR

Primary Responsibilities

\ ~ Design and amend plan rules and trust deed documents as appropriate
~ Ensure pension records are current and accurate
~ Process daily pension activities
~ Prepare and provide clients with relevant and timely reports
~ Assist with preparation of client presentation material
~ Assist with member enrollment sessions and annual meetings
~ Provide assistance for retirement seminars
~ Meet/Speak with plan sponsors as necessary
~ Perform bank reconciliation for pension bank accounts
~ Liaise with bank, group administrators and investment dept as Necessary
~ Other functions as may be directed by supervisor

Qualifications & Experience:

~ Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance or other related fields - mandatory
~ Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) certification an asset
~ 5 years experience in a similar position - mandatory ,

'~ Series 7 or other Mutual Fund experience - mandatory

Requisites:

~ Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
-~ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
~ Self-motivated and able to work independently & meet deadlines

Resumes with accompanying certificates should be forwarded via email to
hr@familyguardian.com by October 22, 2007

Family Guardian thanks all applicants,
__ However, only those short-listed will be contacted.

FAMILY GUARDIAN

INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

SALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA
CORPORATE CENTRE; EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX $S-6232



SERN a EGS Reuse Pee ae Ne Waste LORAINE SEER ee

NDEPENDENT
SALES
~PERSONS

NEEDED!

e Excellent opportunity
for you to control your

, income.

e You are limited only to
- your potential

e Flexible hours available
e Excellent commissions

and benefits

e Must have a proven track record in sales
Professional appearance a must

Must have reliable transportation |
Ability to meet and adhere to strict deadlines
Excellent written and communication skills.

Apply in writing to
Sales Representatives

‘Box PM-1

C/O The Nassau Guardian
P.O. Box N-3011

Nassau
Bahamas
PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007

Pee ee
Nassau/PI arrivals down 20% in July

FROM page one

There was a slight increase in
Eleuthera and Grand Bahama
air arrivals - 0.3 per cent and 2
per cent respectively, the Berry
Islands by 17 per cent, and
Bimini 32 per cent. Inagua air
arrivals increased by 100 per
cent and Long Island, which

had suffered

tremendously due to the clo-
sure of the Stella Maris airport
last year, saw an increase of 239
per cent.

The year-to-date figures for
Bahamas air arnivals showed an
overall decline of 8 per cent,
while cruise arrivals were off by
6 per cent, with the country

NOTICE

BLUE SPOT FUND LTD.

' VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

recording, ,

The July figures for Nas-
sau/Paradise Island showed
cruise passenger arrivals
decreased by 1.3 per cent with
134,832 visitors, compared to
136,577 the previous year.

Grand Bahama recorded
31,891 arrivals this July com-
pared to the 20,532 recorded in

2006, a 55.3 per cent increase,
and the remaining Family
Islands experienced a 32.5 per
cent decline to 60,204 arrivals,
compared to 89,180 recorded
last year.

The 2007 year-to-date cruise
arrivals indicated an overall
decline of 5.6 per cent, down
from 1,883,750 who arrived in

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MIXA INVESTMENT FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

4

2006 to 1,778,099 arriving this
year.

According to'the Ministry of
Tourism, cruise arrivals were
down to Nassau/Paradise Island
in July because Royal
Caribbean International

brought in 34 per cent less pas- ©

sengers and Imperial Majesty
brought in 12 per cent fewer
passengers than they had in
2006. -

On Grand Bahama, the pic-
ture was different, and arrivals
were up because the Carnival

Liberty added the island to its

ports of call, as did*Royal
Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.
However this was not enough
to offset the island’s year-to-

date figures.

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ures were down because the
Disney Magic had not retumed

to Castaway Cay from the
- Mediterrane.

an. In addition, the

Norwegian Dawn went to the

Family Islands as a second port
of entry and not a first.

"Princess Cruises reduced the

auaiber of passengers into

Princess Cay, and Carnival

reduced the passengers into -

Half Moon Cay as a first port of
call. Cannival’s Fantasy and Ela-
tion ships did not go out into
the Family Islands as they had
done in the previous

year.

The increase in Royal
Caribbean passengers was not
sufficient to offset the decline
in the number of passengers
brought in by other cruise lines.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 BLUE SPOT FUND
LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 1th October
2007. David Thain of Arier Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Lid Building
2 Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Laquidator of BLUE SPOT

°
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ithe Dissolution MIXA
INVESTMENT FUND LID. has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution thas been issued and ithe Se a
Register of Companies,

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was ithe 2nd October 2007.

In the remaining islands fig-

| Small Real Estate Firm
seeks three Agents to work in its
expanding sales department.

FUND LTD. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required ‘to send their address and particular of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 1th November 2007.

Reply to:
PSRealty@Batelnet.bs

DB



OUTSTANDING CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Company Seeks Registered Pharmacist Passessing a Current Bahamian
Pharmacist License

NOTICE

ADANA INC.

NOTICE

GOLIATH UNIVERSAL FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Position Critoria includes (out mot limited to) the falloning..

Registered Pharmacist; to provide oversight of pharmacy operations,
supervision of technicians, management of inventory, enforcement of company
policies and procedures MUST also possess strong communication skills,
excellent customer service skills, honesty as well as a VALID and CURRENT”
IBAHAMIAN PHARMACIST LICENSE. (Must ibe able to work nights, ‘holidays
(In Voluntary Liquidation) aor

(Please respond electronically iby October 22nd, 2007 ito: bahamian

| Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
Disetiic has hoon meoned anid dhe Company leas eeseioye boon Seach oll tie oe = *
ere ae 10th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was tthe 2nd October 2007. ,

Notice is hereby given that im accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 tthe Dissolution

GOLIATH UNIVERSAL FUND LID. has been completed, a Certificate of Legal Notice

NOTICE

VERCELLI CORPORATION

(8) of the Intemational Business Companies Act 2000, |
the dissolution of VERCELLI CORPORATION has been |
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and |
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.



Legal Notice

NOTICE

YINING COMPANY LIMITED

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MONTEZUMA INVESTMENTS LTD.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)
(Liquidator)

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named |
| Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
| 26th day of September 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa |

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

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the |
40th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa |
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. |




Legal Notice
NOTICE





ROUGE COULEUR INC.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator) Notice is hereby given that in accondance with section 138 |

(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the |
dissolution of ROUGE COULEUR INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and |
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. |






JEWELLERY SALES ASSOCIATES !










Must be.....

Honest, Reliable, Dedicated,
Professional, Energetic & 4
SELF MOTIVATED

Excellent $$$ Bonus Potential !

If the answer is YES then take the next step :
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P.O. Box SS-6372 i

APPLY TODAY!


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THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE (ILC) - THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS —
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008

LECTURERS / PARTICIPANTS
Slide show by Dr. Irene Moss, Director, [LCI





INTERNATIONAL
LANGUAGES AND

CULTURES INSTITUTE
THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS


















VENUE
Munnings Room 2
6:30PM
Munnings Room 2



DATE EVENT

Friday
Friday
Friday

October 6 OKTOBERFEST



Presented by Professor Xian Xianwen








Presentation: Foreign Lang. Dept.: Assistant Munnings Rom 2
Professor Guadalupe del Hierro Higueras

Organized by I. Moss with all relevant COB














Band Shell

































Saturda' ‘ Departments: Communications, Security 6-11 . ‘

November 8 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENING Slide show by I. Moss, F. Leger on guitar, J. Mannings Room 2 Communication:

Thursda: Mereus on vocals and other musical friends 7PM : pe tid i -
November 14 THE HOLOCAUST —a movie presentation | Mr. Absil — holocaust survivor UWI Dining Room Th @ Key to Global U; nder standing
Wednesday and lecture 7PM
December 4 JUNKANOO ART — designing and pasting | Presentation and demonstration by Henry Moss Jr; | Mannings Room 2

Tuesday costumes - WORKSHOP slide show by I. Moss 6-8 ~ COURSE OFFERING:





Organization & musical direction: 1. Moss Munnings Room 2
ILCI, Foreign Lang. Dept. members and COB PERMA rea
. Presentation by Professor Xu Xianwen
Video of Montreal TAM TAM JAM by J. Moss
Director: TBA

Panel members from Tourism, Immigration, COB
and private tourism businesses

- FALL 2007— Beginning September 24th

CONVERSATIONAL HAITIAN CREOLE I:
' Mon/Wed: 6 — 7:30 PM



December 13 MERRY MULTI-CULTURAL
Thursday CHRISTMAS

January 9 - Wed
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams
Thursday Languages Fire

‘Tuesday

March 1-15 IRISH PUB NITE - to be announced
March 21 - Fri VICTOR HUGO — Beyond LES MIZ











Band shell

2PM

Munnings Room 2 or BTC
Lecture Hall? 7. PM
Munnings Room 2







CONVERSATIONAL HAITIAN CREOLE Hi:
Tues/Thurs: 7:30 —9 PM











UWI Dining Room _








ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I:
-Mon/Wed: 5 —.6:30 PM

Lecture and slide show by |. Moss
Slide presentation: Assistant Professor Frenand
Leger, Foreign Languages Department

Slide show on Bahamian Musicians and
Entertainers by |. Moss ne

Slide Show by I.Moss; participation of German-
speakers in Nassau & [LCI students 18
Piano solos by 1.Moss; Cello / piano duets by H.
Peloquin & I.Moss; guests TBA
























CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I:
Tues/Thurs: 6 — 7:30 PM

ee ee AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC
Frida’ Guests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS _
Tuesda .

May 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING. :
Frida :

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ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP:
Tuesdays: 1 -2 PM

Munnings Room 2



ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP:
Thursdays: 1-2 PM

These are directed conversation and practice “brown bag”
sessions - bring your own lunch!
10 consecutive sessions: $100 ($50 for COB Students)




INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY |




\ very at for the beginner Who Course Description: This course covers basic concepts af Information Sageamneg agi tlhona st
how they Work. This course covers the major‘computer con- Technology.” The course provides training in the following areas: OUY SSIS OE Se OE =
aang extensive hands-on practice of various software Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, over the Toltowing topes: Basic Hardware, Operating Systems,

Microsoft Office - Word i < : ; . Troubleshoating and Repairs.
TE ree eee aeepeae Operating System Profcieny,nterel and Emal Proficiency RES Coe neat

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN I:
Mon/Wed: 6:30 —8 PM
















: Provrequisite: N SNC ESE ee oa ag PN are a ong
Soa 2 Presegiae. Nate : Begs Monday & Wedhesday 17 Seplembe, 2007 CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN I:
Dale sday, 12 September, 2007 Begins; Wednesday, 12 September, 2007 Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Duration; 12 weeks Mon/Wed: 7:30 —9 PM
Time: 11:00am 20am ‘Saction 01 (CEES) Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Duration: 12 weeks. Venue: BHTC Computer Lad Fees: $800.00 : :
_ Venue: CEES Lab Fees: $450.00 ay
De Mio 1 SePEMON 0 gy gett age . QuickBOOKS CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN II:
Ss MICROSOFT EXCEL Course Description: This course is designed to train new and existing | Tues/Thurs: 6 — 7:30

. . gmail business entrepreneurs (fewer than 20 employees} how to
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of the — organize and manage thelr accounting activities using QuickBooks

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet: Tools that ate needed for basic entry Pro software, Students will eam how to set-up their company files,

‘and maniputation of cells and worksheets are presented. charl of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.

Pre-requisite: None
Begins: Tuesday, 25 September, 2007

























Date: Saturday, 15 September, 2007

Time: 18:00am - 1:00¢ Section O3{CEES) ‘
Duration: 12 weeks Venue: CEES Compuiter Lab
Tuition: $450.00 S S

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH TI:
Mon/Wed: 6 — 7:30 PM




ite: None

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II:





























Saturday 29 September, 2007 Time: &:00pm <<<. << Duration: 8 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lad ‘ Fees; $330.00 Tues/Thurs: 6 as 7:30 PM ;
Fees: $250.00 i p fe i

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crea Desgon Ts oa il ils usin ida [ME || DELLE: SPANISH PROFICIENCY: TESTING? :°.0:¢ 5 10-0!
Fv fuitge p ceaate freic re sonal web agen wit caver Wed Page CERN, Registration: Sept’ 3—Oct.120°) °°’ (ofl Suteges

Weckgratin’” “Web Sita Management, and HTML, Specific topics will include,

advanced level, Formatting, Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of




: assumes fh
and takes the student from the level of novice to an















‘Athorough grouraing in all ofthe fundamentals of document handing eb pages LOCATION:

RR eres Prevequisite: Participants must be computer iterate and haves Munnings Building (next to KFC at COB Roundabout):
Pre-requisite: None ‘ basic knowledge of word-processing \ MNS Room 16 f
Begins: Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 Begins» Thursday & Friday, 18th October, 2007 :
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm Duration: 8 weeks ores oho. = eee on DURATION:

SS = NUE, Omputer . .
enue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $250.00 . A ‘ 3 hours per week for 10 weeks, total course hours: 30 hours
PRICE:




325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email perdev@cob.edu.bs fees are includ-
‘ane time). When submitting application, kindly provide copies of the first four pages
ion, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course.

$ 250.00 per course (except for Advanced French and
Spanish Conversation Group)



TELEPHONE: 302-4584 or 302-4587
E-MAIL: ilci@cob.edu.bs

TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MARK THE DATE
3 Wednesday, November 7, 2007 |

The College of The Bahamas
Counselling and Health Services

CAREERS/JOB FAIR

is coming your way



CENTRE FOR
Enucarion &



Employers, bright young students and other
interested persons have the opportunity to
meet for mutual benefit.

Individual Booths Available for Organization
Displays









EFrective PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS
Date: Thursday, 4 October, 2007

Benefits to employers/organizations:

>. Exposure to hundreds of the best-trained college
students in The Bahamas/Access to prospective
employees












overview of the fundamentals of superior customer service. | Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
It focuses on customer value, retention and relationship Tuition: $160.00










building and employee motivation. Ne Wes Pace DesiGn Bocas tenes Ca
: > A direct opportunity in becoming a stakeholder in
Date: Thursday, 11 October, 2007 This course will cover Web Page Creation, Website preparing COB students for their future endeavours
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling with Bey
Venue: Grovenor Close Nursing School computers and would like to create their own web pages are : Sis :
Tuition: $170.00 . q encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, m es to high school students seeking career
Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of web OTMAnON \
ages. :
Errecrive PowerPoint PRESENTATIONS ie A complete 8’ x 10° booth for display purposes




This workshop is designed to provide participants with an pate: Thursday & Friday , 18th & 19th October, 2007
overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
presentations. Tuition: $550.00




Signage on all print advertisements





Contact:
Ms. Norma Turnquest, Advisory Committee
Executive Secretary
Career & Placement Counsellor, COB
at Tel: 242-302-4445
Fax: 242-302-4448, nturnquest@cob.edu.bs






ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email »
perdev@cob.edu.bs. All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When |
submitting application, kindly provide copies of the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to
change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course Materials.




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Office of Academic Affairs
Faculty Advertisements 2008



School of Communication and Creative Arts
ssistant Professor in Music (New Providence Campus
successful candidate must be able to teach traditional; theory and harmony, piano skills, music history and analysis
up to the bachelor level and must possess skills in choral work. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the
subject area and tertiary level teaching experience. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area,
a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and choral work experience will be considered.

Assist Professor in Journalism and Communication (New Providence Campus)

te must be able to teach courses in all or most of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism, video production,
saaiuniestin and business writing and should have experience with curriculum and programme development. The ideal
candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience.
However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at

the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Spanish) (New Providence coi
andidate must be able to teach Spanish at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the

ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least
a Master’s degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level, native

. speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level will

be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.







‘New Providence Campus,
e beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability

Assistant Professor in Forei



.. to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a

Master’s degree in the subject or a related area; a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level, native.
speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up ‘o the bachelor degree level will
be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Haitian Creole) (New Providence ee
andidate must be able to teach Haitian Creole at the beginners and intermediate levels. The ideal candidate must have
at least a Master’s degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level,

native speaker competence and should be able to develop courses in Haitian culture. A teaching certificate or equivalent
and the ability to teach French language and literature courses are desirable.

School of English Studies
Assistant Professor College Composition and Literature (New Providence Campus)

e ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in English, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability to teach college
composition and literature courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a Master of Arts
degree in English, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and the ability to teach college
composition and literature up to the bachelor degree level will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a background
in Composition and Rhetoric as well as in Post-colonial literature and/or literary theory. A background in creative writing
or experience in a writing lab setting would be an asset. Teacher training is preferred.

School of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor in History (New Providence Citi
Candidate should display competence in the field of African and African Diaspora History and should also expect to teach

courses in Caribbean History, United States History generally, African American and Atlantic History. Familiarity with
the historical experience of persons of African descent in Latin American Societies would be an asset. The successful
candidate should anticipate working as a team player with colleagues who are committed to expanding the consciousness
of students with particular, although not exclusive, reference to the historical experience of peoples of African descent.

Applicants should possess an earned Doctoral Degree in History. A relevant Master’s Degree candidate will be considered, °

provided the applicant is committed to pursuing a Doctoral degree.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
me Student advisement
Programme and course development

oa ' Providing services to the College/University of the Bahamas and the wider Bahamian society; and
s

On-going research and a commitment to publication.

Assistant Professor in Psychology (New Providence Campus)

Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to promoting cultural diversity and intertatianal education; the ability to
teach a broad range of psyctiofogy courses? ‘expertise itt soeidland ‘industrial/ organizational psychology: statistics and
research methods | (qualitative and quantitatiye methods),:and/or, biological (physiological) psychology is preferred;
demonstrated strength and/or potential for excellence in teaching; strong evidence:of professional psychology engagement;
capacity to contribute to the development of a nationally relevant line of scholarship; ability to create and enhance
partnerships with community agencies and organizations.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

. Teaching courses across the curriculum, along with specialty courses in the applicant’s area of expertise
Student advising, supervision of service-learning experiences and coordinating senior capstone practicum
Assisting with programme administration, curricular development and evaluation

Providing services to the programme, the university and wider communities

Scholarship that is consistent with the programme and institution’s focus

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Psychology however pairone Master’s Degree candidates will be considered.

techirers in Law Be Providence C ste.
andidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Sec. id Class Honours or equivalent.

Possession of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable, The curriculum includes all
branches of Common Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions.
The ideal candidates should be competent in at least three of the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not
limited to, Law and Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law
of Torts; Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system
would be an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research interests

__ and to publish in reputable law journals.

School.of Business
Associate/Assistant Professors — Accounting (horthern Bahamas Campus)

andidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor’s degree level. .Knowledge of

computerised accounting would be an asset. Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates
should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).

. ~ -Assistant Professor.in Management oon Providence Campus)
andidates must be able to teach a full range of Management courses both at the introductory and Masters Degree level.

A minor concentration in Marketing would be an advantage and knowledge of the Bahamian economy is desirable. Teaching
Experience in College / University. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level

teaching experience.and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject
area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Computer Information Science (New Providence Campus)

andidates must be specialize in Networking, Programming and have a strong Programming background ( VB.Net, C#,
C+, ASP, PHP, Java ) MS certification background, teaching experience in College / University. Background as Consultant
or System Analyst would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree jn the subject area, tertiary-level
teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with at leasi a Master’s degree in the subject

area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor — Account (New Providence Campus)

andidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost and Fund Accounting, Individual and Corporate Taxation, at the Bachelors and
Masters Levels. Knowledge of computerized accounting would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral
degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with
at least a Master’s degree i in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some
professional experience will be considered.

School of Sciences & Technolo
School of Sciences and Technolo
Mathematics (New Providence Cin & Northern Bahamas aa
andidates must be able to teach Mathematics at introductory through final year levels. The ideal candidate will have a
doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates

with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and
some professional experience will be considered. .

Assistant Professor - Biology hee Providence_& Northern Bahamas Campus)
eal candidates must have at least a PhD: in Biology with specialization in Marine Science or Zoology or Botany and
must be able to teach biology at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree

in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience
will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Chemistry. (New Providence & Northern Bahamas Campus )

eal candidates must have at least a PhD in Chemistry with a specialization in Organic Chemistry. He/she must also be
able to teach Chemistry at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in
the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will

be considered.

Assistant Professor - Physics (New Providence Campus

eal candidates must have a ysics. He/she must be able to teach Physics at introductory through final year levels.
However, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience
at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutical mes se Providence Campus)
Ideal candidates must have at icast a P armacy and professional experience, as a pharmacist. The candidate will
be expected to coordinate a new pharmacy prog uniner and to teach content area as well as professional courses at the

Bachelor’s Degree level.

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Assistant Professor — Science Education (New Providence Campus,

andidate should have a Ph.D. in Science Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Science Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics plus 5
years of teaching experience along with a Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected
to teach elementary science methodology to prospective teachers, assist with teaching General Science courses, assist with
supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of science education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor — Art Education (New Providence Campus,

andidate should have a Ph.D. in Art Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master’s Degree in Art Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a
Teacher’s Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Art courses, assist
with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of art education courses/programmes.

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
eee eee : Nursing on Providence Caer ‘
e successful candidates will be required to teach in the bachelor degree programme. Responsibilities will include

classroom as well as clinical supervision of students, Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment
to excellence in integrating teaching, clinical practice and research. Applicants should have a well-rounded clinical nursing
experience and should be able to teach at least three of the following areas: Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical

Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Management/Leadership,
Health Assessment, Nursing Theories, Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Research. The successful candidates must be

registered with the Nursing Council of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. A doctoral degree in the subject area is

» preferred, however, candidates with at least a Master’s degree in Nursing and teaching experience at the tertiary level will -

be considered.

In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic bene teaching and research
experience.

Salary Scale For Assistant Professors

$39,460 x $900 - $ 61,960

Master’s Degree -
$42,160 x $900 - $ 69,160

* Doctorate Degree -

Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
Chef (Naw Provence Campi)

Applicants should be able to teach a variety of cooking and culinary courses to future Chefs and should master the culinary
fundamental, and possess a passion for cooking and teaching as well as a love to share their knowledge and experience.

The minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s degree in culinary or hospitality management. Additionally,
the successful applicant should have at least three of the following designations: C.C.E., C.C.A., C-E.C. or C.M.C.; and
National Restaurant Association (NRA) Sanitation Certification (ServSafe®). Individuals with a minimum of ten (10)
years experience in progressive responsibilities and teaching experience will be considered.
Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110 x $650 - $40,110 f

Library and Instructional Media Services
The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals
with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative

experience in a library, sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting
and commitment to developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range
planning to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget
and personnel management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant
internal and external groups.

The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a
minimum of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the
Librarian be the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
that engender an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service
(on rotation), library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.

Salary Scale: Master’s Degree - $32, AL 0 x $750- $47,710

To ensure consideration, application ciniarials must be received by October 31; 2007. A complete application packet’
consists of : PLAT RATES

° An application letter

° College of The Bahamas’ Application Form

° A detailed curriculum vita

e Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)

° The names and contact information for three references

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

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in
the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those
regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings,
its research activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies | into its repertoire
of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university. .

Please visit the College’s website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the institution and to access the College’s
Employment Application Form.

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

Libraries & Instructional Media
Services, School of English Studies

C

Chapter One Bookstore

The 2007 Meet the Writer Series

Brings you

MARION BETHEL
Reading her Poetry

At Chapter One Bookstore, 16th October 2:00-3:00 pm

Marion Bethel, a Bahamian, is an attorney-at-law and a noted
poet. In 1993 , her collection of poems, Guanahani My Love, was
published by Casa de las Americas and won that year’s prize. Her
work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Caribbean
Writer, Moving Beyond Boundaries and other noted literary jour-
nals. Ms Bethel is teaching Creative Writing part-time at

The College of The Bahamas this semester.


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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MADOODRI RAMNAUTH of
SOUTH PALMETTO POINT, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen

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“This appears to be because
there has been a substantial loss
of confidence in the capacity of
the supplies department to fulfil
its responsibilities; possibly due
to previous and current staff
shortages,” the audit report not-
ed,

“This clearly represents a risk
to the efficient use of public

of The Bahamas, and that any person who. knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN





UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2008

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for scholarships tenable in the United Kingdom
under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing, October 2008.






The scholarships are intended for post-graduate study at the Master’s and Doctoral levels; i.e. a one
(1) year Master’s or equivalent degree, or a three (3) year doctoral or equivalent degree.




Men and Women of intellectual and academic excellence who have a degree or equivalent qualification
with at least upper second class honours (or above) are encouraged to apply.




Candidates who wish to undertake post-graduate study in business, management, economics, and other
related fields should have taken, before applying for the scholarship, the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).





VALUE OF AWARD

The scholarships are intended to cover the expenses of travel, living and study and include:



(a) approved air fare to the United Kingdom by the most direct and economical route and return
on expiry of the scholarship (a scholar’s dependents are not eligible);





(b) a personal maintenance allowance of £737 per month; (£915 per month for those studying
at institutions in the London Metropolitan area)







(c)

approved tuition and examination fees;





(d) a grant towards the expenses of preparing a thesis or dissertation where applicable;

'(e) an initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for.scholars from tropical
countries;




(f) a grant for expenses for approved study travel within the UK or overseas;




(g) agrant towards fieldwork costs for those scholars for whom a case has been made for fieldwork
outside the United Kingdom. This shall not normally exceed one economy class return airfare
to the fieldwork location;





(h) a paid mid-term fare to their home country for scholars on three year doctoral awards. Scholars
for whom fieldwork fares are provided to their home country shall not be entitled to a mid

term fare home,nor scholars who have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse or child allowances
for more than 12 months during their award;








for married scholars selected for awards exceeding one academic year, a marriage allowance
of £209 per month is payable provided that the husband and wife are residing together at the
same address in the United Kingdom. It is not paid when a husband or wife of the scholar
is also a recipient of an award. For such married couples accompanied by their children, a
child allowance is payable at the rate of £123 per month for the first child and £97 for the
second and third child under, the age of 16, provided they are residing with their parents;





Irrespective of the length of the award, a scholar who is widowed, divorced or a lone parent,
will receive an allowance in respect of the first accompanying child and child allowances for
the second and third accompanying children.








Further details, application forms and Prospectus may be obtained from the Scholarship and Educational
Loan Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture or Commonwealth Scholarship
and Fellowship Plan international website www.csfp-online.org. Applications should be returned to
reach the Scholarship and Educational Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-3913, no
later than 23 November 2007. Application forms received after this date will not be considered,






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funds, as officers not trained in
procurement are managing ele-
ments of the procurement
process and what capability and
experience of good procurement
practice there is within'supplies is
evaporating.”

Other issues uncovered by the
Crown Agents audit, which has
become something of a political
football between the PLP and
FNM government, was that the
Ministry of Works capital budget
was “seen as a flexible financial
envelope from which all project
costs are met”.

When payment needs could
not be met from the relevant
budget line item, the audit found
money was simply transferred
from elsewhere. “Such a juggling
process is not indicative of good
forward planning, and the bud-
geting process as a whole should
be reviewed in partnership with
the Ministry of Finance,” the
audit report concluded.

The Crown Agents. audit,
which as The Tribune previous-
ly reported, has identified a
number of issues relating to
competitive tendering and trans-
parent bidding on public works
contracts, or the lack of it, also

recommended that the govern-
ment-wide thresholds govern-
ing public tenders be changed
and indexed in line with infla-
tion, as they had not been
updated since 1973.

Currently, under the Financial
Administration and Audit Act,
any government purchase up to

$50,000 can be approved by the.

Minister in the ministry respon-

sible. Any purchases over this —

amount have to be referred to
the Tenders Board, chaired by,
Financial Secretary Ruth Millar,
which prepares a report on the
recommendations.

Tenders Board recommenda-
tions for contracts valued at
between $50-$250,000 can be
approved by the Minister of
Finance, but any in excess of
$250,000 must be referred to the
Cabinet for approval.

The Crown Agents report not-
ed: “The current system of con-
stantly referring decisions to the
Tenders Board is inadequate
because it confuses quantity of
oversight activity with quality.
There is evidence from the
Department of Public Works
files that the Tenders Board is

_only rubber stamping or some-

Ministry's stock records are

times recording reservations
before passing to Cabinet.

“We recommend that the
financial thresholds be updated
to reduce the number of small
value contracts going to Tenders
Board and the Cabinet.”

The audit pointed out that by
treating < $50,000 contract in the
same way as a $5 million one,
the management burden
increased and effective oversight
was “diluted”, as the latter clear-
ly represented the bigger risk
because of its higher value.

Among the examples cited by
the Crown Agents audit was the
tender for upgrades to Bolam
House, the new home of the
Ministry of Tourism, that was
initiated in 2004 by the Ministry |
of Works and ultimately award-
ed without competition to Bro-
Kell Construction in summer

2006.

Noting that several delays
were incurred between August
2004 and February 2005, the
Crown Agents audit noted that
three months after a tender was
produced recommending that
Bro-Kell be awarded the con-
tract for $2 million, another ten-
der was produced recommending

GUEST RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Residential real estate developer is seeking a guest relations coordinator. This
person will meet and greet prospective buyers and will assist the sales team. The
successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

e Successfully completed high school, with C+ or above in all major subjects.

e Excellent communications and administrative skills

¢ Goal-oriented team player.
° Flexible schedule (weekdays/weekends/holidays as schedule).

e Ability to follow standard (and detailed) office/administrative procedures
¢ Professional appearances and demeanor

¢ Computer literacy °

¢ Previous experience in the hospitality industry, preferred.

Competitive salary plus bonus tied to results.

Interested persons should submit their resume to:

The Office Administrator

eknowles@hll-bs.com
2-373-1364

Email

MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-G comprising 18,926 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone:. 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007



MUST SELL |
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-B comprising 22,376 sq.ft. and situated on the
western side of the main eleuthera highway and
approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-nothing road
in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,

North Eleuthera Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.
For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007.


















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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 11B



. [SE i
nine months out-of-date gums

that the same company be given
the contract but for only $1.6 mil-
lion.

The discrepancies between the
two amounts were not explained,
and the audit found: “No reason
is recorded on file as to why this
particular contractor was select-
ed — Bro-Kell was not on the
original shortlists —and no expla-
nation for the delays was given in
either of the tender reports.”

There is nothing to suggest
that Bro-Kell or anyone con-

nected with the company did:

anything wrong in relation to the
Bolam House contract.

The Crown Agents audit also
cited one instance where a con-
tractor’s mame with the written
notation “first” was inserted into
the bid shortlist fora school
repair contract after passing up
the management chain, duly win-
ning the contract.

There was also an episode
where the Ministry of Works
reversed its decision on a road
repair contract, taking it away
from the winning company and
giving it to the lowest bidder

despite concems “ata senior ley- . |
el” over the quality of its work.

The project in question was
completed more than six months
late, with a resident mspector
attached to oversee it. Then, two
additional packages of work, one
worth $1 million, the other $3.5
million, were awarded to the
same contractor despite objec-
tions by the Tenders Board and
Ministry of Works senior man-
agement.

Neither of the contractors
involved can be nameéd for legal
reasons.

The audit found that the
Department of Public Works was
“failing to learn lessons from
experience and failing to adapt is




| Utilities: Electricity, Water:









policy or procedures accordingly.
It is also failing to capture knowl-
edge on contractor performance

and to update its oree of

contractors”.

Too many decisions: were —

being referred up the manage-
ment chain that lower-level man-
agers could take, the audit found,
while project files were often
“a and had “substan-
tial gaps”,

MUST SELL

Lot Eight (8) of the Cancino Tract, bound to
the east the Queen Highway Some Six

Hundred (600) Feet North of a public road i

known as the Village Road.”

‘Twelve acre of raw land located immediately —
south of venyes Bight, Eleuthera.

For conditions of cale'andany.othier.

information, please contact:

Credit Risk

- Collection Unit

- at 1 (242) 502-0929 or 1 (242) 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in
writing addressed to: .

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 9, 2007

oe eae ony

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sqft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale
| Sub-division off Baillou Hill Read. ‘The property is compricsd of an 18yr old single
consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2
| tooms. the balding senda Se
ee

For conics of Heelies OM paatans ls Te
Credit Risk Management — Managing’
356-1685 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offfers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

Appraisal Report
of property known as
“Maxwell House”

Nassau, Bahamas
21 May, 2007 ©

Interested persons should submit offers in bea addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management-Collection aye
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas _.
To reach us before November 9, 2007

family, dining, kitchen and laundry

‘Director's Office at:



family residence

Director's Office, |

Serious Enquires Only _

















MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lot #90-E comprising 16,521 sq.ft. and situated on the western side
of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly
of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

| Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
| The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office

ei P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
Offers: should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007












MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY |
Lot #90-C comprising 21,430 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.

northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.




For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685.or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas





Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

Lot #90-H comprising 15,751 sq-ft. and situated on the westem side of the
main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-
nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,Bahamas.
Infrastructures are in place.
For.conditions of the sale and any other mformation, please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offfers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007

MUST SELL
VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

"Lot #30 comprising 8,237 sq.ft. and situated 186 ft. eastwardly from
the Main Bleuthera Highway in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera Bahamas.

Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit
offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director's
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

‘Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007


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hh ea a
$12m investment to be ‘catalyst’ for Bay revival

Baker's Bap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

i You are invited to apply for the following positions currently
| available.

Housekeepers
Food and Beverage Servers
Dock Attendants
Lead Captain
First Mates
Sous Chef
Pastry Cook
Line Cook
‘ Stewards
Butlers

|: Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a

s‘ growing and dynamic organization, to be a self-starter, team

» player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet
§ deadlines.

4 If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career,

§ submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR &

s Training, showe@Pakerspayene: com or by fax at 242-367-
0804.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”



TheNature (3
Conservancy
Protecting nature. Preserving life”

FROM page one

“We think that altogether,
with what we’re going to put in,
along with the restaurants and
retailers, the total investment
should be around $12 million,”
Mr Klonaris said. “About 70
jobs would be created.”

Apart from the retail and
dining options, Mr Klonaris
said: “What we’ve done, and
got permission to do, is to go
out 40 feet to create a deck to
increase the size of the restau-
rant on the water and to do a
small marina that can accom-
modate six major yachts up to
90 feet in length.”

He added that “huge inter-
est” from prospective retail and
restaurant tenants had already
been expressed in the project,
and the investors were talking
with a number of major chains
about taking up space in Eliza-
beth on the Bay.

“We would like to create a
different atmosphere with
retailing — a more indigenous-
type of product that is Bahami-

an-made,” Mr Klonaris added «
of Elizabeth on the Bay’s retail .

offering.

“We look at our project as
being the catalyst for bringing
increased’ enthusiasm, bring-
ing confidence to other retail-
ers in that area, and if the
Government would quickly
pass the legislation necessary —
we have the recommendations
in our White Paper — to create
incentives for these depressed
economic zones, it will encour-
age, without question, more

development east of East-

Street.
“We're hopeful that the Goy-
ernment will be in time for us to

Consultancy for Development of a Capacity Action Plan for
the Effective Management of The Bahamas National System of

Protected Areas

i Overall Objective:

s' The main objective of this contract is to produce a Capacity Action Plan for the Effective

§| Management of The Bahamas National System of Protected , Areas, The Capacity Action Plan , _
shall be based on an assessment of the existing capacity within the protected areas system at the
individual, institutional and systémidJévels‘and shall detail! strategies for addressing gaps and’ :

weaknesses in capacity that are identified.

The Capacity Action Plan will prioritize capacity needs.
' Deliverables

FS Assessment of priority capacity needs of the protected area national system and synthesis and
analysis of management challenges and threats affecting protected areas.

2. . Capacity Action Plan for each priority identified, including a detailed five-year action plan with
‘strategies, activities, timelines, costing estimates, assigned responsibilities, resources available

and required to satisfy those needs.

Qualies tions and Skills

Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in natural science, environmental science, human

resources or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.

Professional with broad experience in the assessment and development of institutional

strengthening strategies, with knowledge of Protected Areas.

Demonstrated capacity to relate to different sectors, among them: Government, NGO, private

sector and the general public.

Ability to work in a team with professionals from other disciplines.

Ability to draft technical reports, prepare and develop plans, programs and materials related to
capacity building, and create audio-visual presentations (PowerPoint).

‘Ability to work with computer hardware and software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in the production of strategic documents that propose clear and concrete actions that
can be implemented. Applicants are asked to provide a sample of their work and writing.

Consultancy for Development of Sustainable Finance Plans for the Effective
Management of The Bahamas National System of Protected Areas

Overall Objective

The main objective of this contract is to produce a Sustainable Finance Plan for the Effective Management
of The Bahamas National System of Protected Areas and a Sustainable Finance Plan for the National
Parks System managed by The Bahamas National Trust. These Plans shall be based on an assessment of
the existing funding available within the national protected areas system and the national parks, as well as
the findings of the Capacity Action Plan, and shall detail strategies for addressing gaps and deficiencies in »

funding and capacity that are identified.

The Plans will prioritize sustainable finance mechanisms to be employed.

Deliverables

1. Assessment of the financial gap and priority funding needs of the protected area national system

and national parks system.

2: Sustainable Finance Plans for each priority identified, including a detailed ten-year action plan
with strategic funding mechanisms, objectives, activities, fiscal and management reform,
opportunities, timelines, costing estimates, assigned responsibilities, and resource allocations.

Quabhe ue and Skills

Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in economics, finance or other relevant field. Master’s

degree preferred.

Professional with broad experience in the development of sustainable finance mechanisms and

public policy, with knowledge of Protected Areas.

Demonstrated capacity to relate to different sectors, among them: Government, NGO, private

sector and the general public.

Ability to work in a team with professionals from other disciplines.

Ability to draft technical reports, prepare and develop plans, programs and materials related to

sustainable, and create audio-visual presentations (PowerPoint).

Ability to work with computer hardware and software.

Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet deadlines and give

attention to details. ‘
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in the production of strategic documents that propose clear and concrete actions that
can be implemented. Applicants are asked to provide a sample of their work and writing.

All interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample to The Nature
Conservancy Northern Caribbean Program via e-mail to bahamas@tnc.org by Friday, October
19th, 2007. For more detailed Terms of Reference for both consultancies, please send a request

to | smoultrie@tne.org.



take advantage of these incen-
tives.”

The area east of the East
Street-Bay Street intersection
has become what is known in
retail terms as a ‘twilight zone’,
a depressed area of economic
activity that has seen many
retail stores shut down or move
elsewhere due to a lack of con-
sumer traffic and sales revenues,
resulting in steep losses for
many.

Currently, the main retail
anchor for the area is Hoffer
Sport, the only two remaining
outlets in the existing Moses
Plaza being Benetton and
John’s Shoe Stare. Once. past

_the East Street junction, and

especially after Elizabeth
Avenue, tourists and cruise ship
passengers can be seen search-
ing in vain for something to do.

And the truth is that there is:

very little (some would say
nothing) for them to do, see and
experience in the Bay Street
area between Elizabeth Avenue
and Paradise Island Bridge,
leaving the city of Nassau as far
away as possible from the
“waterfront city of romance and
charm” envisaged by the urban

planners, EDAW, in conjunc-

tion with several hundred
Bahamian stakeholders.

Mr Klonaris, as the NTDB’s
chair and co-chair of the Nas-
sau Economic Development
Commission (NEDC), has
been deeply involved with
effort to revitalise and revive
downtown Nassau, and the
Elizabeth on the Bay project
with his brothers could be seen
as ‘putting his money where
his mouth is’.

The NTDB has submitted a
package of proposals, under-
stood to now be sitting on
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham’s desk, for reviving Nas-
sau in the short-term, including
the creation of an authority to
oversee the city’s management,

establishment of a Business
Improvement District (BID)
and extension of tax and eco-
nomic incentives, such as real
property tax exemptions, to
property owners and businesses
in downtown Nassau.

Mr Klonaris said of Elizabeth
on the Bay: “I think that [the
beauty] of this proposal is that it
goes from the street to the
waterfront, and that the com-
bination of the marina, retail
and restaurants is ‘the perfect
combination for success.”

“There’s a huge interest in

three major tenancies that will ,

have a huge impact on the traf-
fic flow in that area.”

Parking

For shopper parking, another
major issue facing downtown

Nassau, Mr Klonaris said Eliz- ©

abeth on the Bay hoped to use
parking space that existed on
Elizabeth Avenue. There would
be valet parking there for the
restaurant patrons, and at night
‘Mr Klonaris said the existing
parking facilities had up to 100
spaces.

The NTDB chair added that
among the recommendations
made to the Government for
reviving downtown Nassau was
that it should “make proper
use” of its publications proper-
ty that stands next to the soon-
to-be Elizabeth on the Bay.

“Our recommendation is that
the public take back the water-
front by creating a park there
with two [docking] terminals.
There should also be police
patrols. It’s important to try and
decentralize Prince George’s
Dock, because all the activities
take place in that area there,
and as a result all the tourists
come off west of Rawson
Square,” Mr Klonaris said.

He added that downtown
Bay Street was “really ripe for a

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FORESTALE WILKINSON of
MARSH HARBOUR, 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 not be granted,
~ should send a-written and-signed statement of the facts

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ram the 6TH day of OCTOBER,

onsible for Nationality and
147, Freeport, Bahamas.

PROCLAMATION

turnaround”, not just because
of the plans before government,
but because there remained a
need for people to “connect”

with one another in the city —
whether to shop, eat or enjoy
themselves —:and to live in the
area as well.

“Gene-ally, when you look
at the city we believe it’s hit
rock bottom, and there’s going
to a renaissance and that Nas-
sau will:come back as a city,” .
Mr Klonaris added. “We must
deal with, and come to grips
with, the traffic congestion and
parking on Bay Street.”

Focusing on the area sur-
rounding Elizabeth on the Bay,

- Mr Klonaris said: “Hopefully,

the decision in terms of relo-
cating the container ports will
also encourage the redevelop-
ment of the Betty K properties.
If all this took place, it would
truly create a renaissance in this

_ area.

“We do see some excitement.
BTC is renovating the once
Mike’s Shoe Store location and
adding 30 employees there, and
also Bristol Cellars will create a
Bacardi concept store on the
corner of Bay and East Street.”

Mr Klonaris said the Gov-
ernment needed to focus on
supporting Bahamian investors
and entrepreneurs, with down-
town Nassau’s revival crucial to
the Bahamas maximising the
spin-offs, spillovers and income
circulation from major foreign
direct investment projects.’

“What we’re doing is going
to raise the quality and lifestyle
of Bahamians and tourists
alike,” Mr Klonaris said. “The
best way we can empower
Bahamians is the city. That’s
where the success area is going
to be. The Government should
start focusing on local investors
as mush as possible, really
ensuring these investments are
successful.

“We have not taken advan-
tage of what Atlantis has done.
If we create a renaissance in
Nassau, the spillover effects
from these developments will
be enormous.

“We are committed to this
whole redevelopment of the city

of Nassau. We can’t have pock-

ets of success such as Atlantis,
Baha Mar and Albany. The city
will play an increasingly impor-
tant role in how the tourist

HO DyeWs the entire! Bahdahjas. IPS

an image we should be produc-
ing, and an economic vehicle.”

GN-597

Rt. Hon. Hubert A.

Ingraham

WHEREAS, young people in The Bahamas have contributed signficantly
to the local and international community in making positive changes as
champions in athletics, culture, law, civics, entrepreneurship, and medicine.

AND WHEREAS, young people continue to make positive contributions to
the development of our nation in all aspects of community life, and it is fitting
to honour and affirm them in national celebrations and thus the theme
“Celebrating Youth - Champions for Change” has been chosen for this

year’s celebrations;

AND WHEREAS, the youth of The Bahamas have represented our country
well in the various international sports competitions, including the 11th IAAF
World as in Athletics this year, and have performed exceptionally

well;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, in
conjunction with all youth leaders and youth organizations throughout The
Bahamas, wishes to show commitment to the pursuits of the religious,
educational, social, economic, physical and cultural ideals on which our

nation stands;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture has
set aside a month to salute and show appreciation to our dedicated youth for
their positive contributions to this society;

NOW THEREFORE, I; Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of October,
2007, as “NATIONAL YOUTH MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
5th day of October, 2007

ib Aaah

Hubert A. Ingraham
PRIME MINISTER


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GN-595



SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/NPR/00409
Whereas GEORGE DUNDAS SWAIN of the

Settlement of Murphy:Town, Abaco, one of

the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, the Eldest Son has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
letters of administration of the Real and
Personal Estate of ARLINGTON SWAIN
a.k.a. SHELTON SWAIN. a.k.a.
WELCHIER SWEYN, late of the Settlement
of Murphy Town, Abaco, one of the Island of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given. that such applications
will be heard by the said Court:at the expiration
of 21 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
- (for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

ROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/0049% Hho yan HTD be

Whereas STEPHANIE MCKENZIE of.
Montell Heights in the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made

application to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, for letters of administration with the
Will annexed of the Real and Personal Estate
of IV AL MCPHEE late of Montell Heights
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The runic
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such Siskatins
will be heard by the said Court at the ines
of 14 days from the date hereof.

es Nicoya Neilly. ibe
(for) Rbgistrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

UE ee

IN THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH MAUD.
BASSETT, late of Woodgate Cottage, 30
Horton Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard,
Bedfordshire, ann in the United Euan
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court.

of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SHANNELLE SMITH of Ruby Avenue in
the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-

At-Law, the Authorized. Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Probate in the above estate granted to DAVID
WILLIAM HOLBERTON SQUARE and
PHILIPPA ANNE HOLBERTON
THORNE, the Executors of the Estate, by the
High Court of Justice, The District Probate
Registry at Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 20th

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |
THE SUPREME COURT |

PROBATE DIVISION |

18TH OCTOBER, 2007 |

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00496
Whereas ALLAN J.

Bahamas, deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



ve 2007/PRO/npr/00497

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00498

Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00499

BENJAMIN of |
Dowdeswell Street and Dunmore Lane in the :
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands :
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has :
made application to the Supreme Court of The |
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of PAUL COLLIN :
CULMER late of Trinity Way, Stapledon ;
Gardens in the Island of New Providence, one :
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The |
: of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the

7 : Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration :
; Real and Personal Estate of ALFREDA
: ESTINE THOMPSON (nee) SWEETING
i late of Ethel Street, Ridgeland Park East in the
: Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
| of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
: deceased.

Whereas SHARON ELIZABETH :
BULLARD SAWYER of No. 4 Jasmine |
Gardens in the Southern District of the Island :
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made :
application to the Supreme Court of The :
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
i Real and Personal Estate of ANDREW JOHN
i BULLARD late of Spikenard Road in the |
i Western: District of: the Island of New:
i Providence, one of the Islands. ofthe»:
: of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
: Only Child has made application to the
Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |
of ZELDA ALBURY a.k.a. ZELDA
: SELENA KNOWLES ALBURY, late of
: Yamacraw Beach Estates, Eastern District, one
: of the Island of the Commonwealth of The
: Bahamas, deceased.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :
PROBATE DIVISION |
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 :

Whereas GENEVA DORSETTE ROLLE of |
Sunlight Village in the Island of New |.
Providence, one of the Islands of the :

Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made }

_ application to the Supreme Court of The |

Bahamas, for letters of administration of the ;

Real and Personal Estate of DWAYNE :

GARFIELD WELLS late of Sunlight Village

in the Island of New Providence, one of the |

: Sutton Green, Guildford, Surrey, England,
i deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |
: application will be made to the Supreme Court
: of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
: DOLLY P. YOUNG of Nassau East North in
: the Eastern District, New Providence, one of
: the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
: Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :
-PROBATE DIVISION :
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 :
: Executors of the Estate, by the High Court of
: Justice, The District Probate Registry at
: : Winchester, England, on the 11th day of May
Whereas WILLIAM PILCHER of the Eastern :
Road in the Island of New Providence, one of :
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The :
Bahamas has made application to the Supreme ; |
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of :
administration of the Real and Personal Estate :

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007, PAGE 13B

| of ROBERT DEAL late of Lucien Road in
: the Island of New Providence, one of the
i Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
| deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00500
Whereas KIRK WOOD ROGER CLARE Ge
Queens Highway, Palmetto Point in the Island

application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

: Notice is hereby given that such applications
(COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS :
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION :
18TH OCTOBER, 2007 |

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly ©
(for) Registrar .

COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

18TH OCTOBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/NPR/OOS03
Whereas FLORENCE ANDERSON nee

KNOWLES of Peach Street in the Eastern.
District, New Providence, one of the Islands.

Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
18TH OCTOBER, 2007

2007/PRO/NPR/00505

IN THE ESTATE OF JOYCE ALISON
MOSS, late of Runtley Wood Farmhouse,

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof,

Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the

Resealed Grant of Probate in the above estate’ |.
‘granted to DAVID WILLIAM MOSS and

PETER JONATHAN MOSS, the Surviving

1978.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar
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of installation and management of full

Portfolio Manager

Foyil Asset Management, is a fund management company targeting investment
opportunities in the markets of New Europe and around the world. Headquartered
in Nassau, The Bahamas, Foyil works with professional teams of research analysts
and market specialists based around the world.

We are therefore looking for a Portfolio Manager to assist as a
professional investment counsellor who personally manages a client’s portfolio,
making the investment decisions.on behalf of the client.

Duties:

Specifically, the Portfolio Manager will work within Equities and will be expected
to be able to demonstrate high levels of success relative to the given fund and set
benchmark

Minimum requirements:

° BABS in Finance/accounting ‘

* Broad experience(5+ years) in Real Estate Analysis and Portfolio Management

in the markets of Europe and the Bahamas ;
* Spanish language skills both written and spoken and some knowledge of Russian
* Ability to spend up to 50% of time in Eastern Europe and in particular Ukraine

* Excellent analytical skills

Written applications should be addressed to:
Foyil Asset Management
HR Manager
P.O.Box AP59225
Nassau, N.P.
Bahamas

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Probate Side

IN THE ESTATE OF EDITH
ROSELYN BARRY also known as
ROSE MARY BARRY, late of The
Settlement of The Bluff, Eleuthera,
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before the 14" November, 2007
after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims
of which they shall then have had notice.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE
Attorney for the Executors
: Chambers
Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas










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Ministry of Lands & Local Government

The Price Control Act (1971)
(Chaper 339)
The Price Control (General) (Amendment)
(No.11) Regulations, 2006

NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that effective
Friday October 5, 2007, The Honorable Minister

of Local Government & Consumer Affairs has
approved prices for the following breadbasket
commodity:

1) Margarine

Signed
Harrison Thompson
Permanent Secretary



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HAIMROY RAMNAUTH of
SOUTH PALMETTO POINT, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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sales.

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Pricing Information As Of:

“52wk-Low Securit
» Abaco Markets

Bahamas Property Fund”
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete

52wk-Hi

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings

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Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

Fidelity Prime Income Fu

1.358531*
3.3829°***
2.921539°**
1.274052***
11.7653***
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3.3829
2.9215
1.2741
11.6581

2.9449
2.4687
1.1970
11.2129

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000,00

- Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
- Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

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‘development of oceanfront

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Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS §$ - Acompany’'s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index, January 1, 1994 = 100

leisure and mixed-use oppor-
tunity that would include a
marina, golf course, ocean-
front lots and high-end hotels
operated by international lux-
ury hotel operators.

“Such developments are
subject io various conditions,
including obtaining govern-
mental permits and consider-
ing the economic feasibility of
the developments. If the
developments proceed, Mer-
itage would plan to focus on
real estate sales and market-
ing, as well as development
-services.”

Meritage Hospitality Group
Inc, a US-based franchise hos-
pitality group, yesterday said it
continues to evaluate plans for
a mixed-use resort develop-
ment on Eleuthera.

Announcing the company’s
third quarter results, Robert
Schermer Jr, Meritage’s chief
financial officer, said: “The
company continues to evalu-
ate plans to engage in the

property on the island of
Eleuthera, Bahamas.

“This includes a participa-
tion interest in an upscale

NOTICE is hereby given that GABRIEL MEME of
ROMER STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days:from the 6TH day of OCTOBER,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.















NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROMANEKO ALEXANDER OF
28 BLK PINEHURST DRIVE, APT#1, P.O. BOX F-42009,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed -
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH
day of October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.












PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, ALIETTA PETITI-
HOME of Central District of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas intend to change my name to
ALIETTA PETIT-HOME. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the.
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.
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