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IN TODAY’S TRIBUNE







Killing of a father o

three sparks ‘manhunt

& By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN ISLAND-wide “manhunt”
has been issued for three men
believed to be responsible for the

Wednesday killing of a father of »

three, police said.

According to a statement
issued by Chief Superintendent
Hulan Hanna, an attempted rob-
bery in Fox Hill ended in the fatal
shooting of a Haitian yesterday
morning, raising the nation’s mur-
der count to an unprecedented
60 for the year.

At approximately 4.40 am on
Wednesday 38-year-old Vily
Renoid was held up by three men
as he got out of his vehicle in
front of his Romer Street home.
The three suspects, described as
tall, dark-skinned, and of slim
build reportedly forced them-
selves inside the victim’s home

’

Vily Renoid



victim managed to briefly escape

the armed men, running a few .

yards t6 a neighbour’s yard seek-
ing refuge. He was pursued. One
of the suspects opened fire and
hit Mr Renoid in his back with a

and demanded money from him,
police said.
During the confrontation, the

single shot. He collapsed and died

SEE page 13

Bahamians urged to take responsibility
for returning vehicles rented in Florida

THE Bahamas Consulate General in Miami is advising Bahami-
ans to assume full responsibility for the return and full payment of
rental vehicles before their departure from Florida.

The advisory came in the wake of the overseas mission being noti-

fied by authorities that within one month four Bahamians had

been cited with offences relating to rental vehicles.

In some cases, Bahamians do not allow themselves enough time
to return their rented vehicle and meet an airline’s required check-
in time for flights. This results in a family member or friend being
asked to return the vehicle to the rental company. These vehicles
are sometimes returned late or not at all. .

- “Failure to return a vehicle in a timely manner is considered to
be a felony of grand theft,” the Consulate said on Wednesday.

It noted that the types of rental cars as well as the rental agencies
vary and the incidents occur generally in Miami and Ft Laud-
erdale,

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NIC OUSUIBIIGKUE Wealthy tourists ‘could
protect industry from US

Kerzner International

@ By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff
Reporter —.
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MEMBER of Parlia-
ment for Golden Gates
Shane Gibson launched
another attack on
Kerzner International
yesterday, claiming that

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Club are not accommo-
dating to Bahamians — in fact refusing to serye
them.

Mr Gibson, who raised the issue in the House
of Assembly (HOA) during his contribution to
the Bail Amendment Act also argued that
Bahamians are still being victimized at Atlantis’
Harbourside timeshare community.

These comments from Mr Gibson follow earlier

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; ll By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

; GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Wealthy tourists i
: could act as a buffer should the Bahamian economy
: be hit by the fall-out from the sub-prime mortgage :
: industry crisis in the US, Minister of State for :
: Finance, Zhivargo Laing, said yesterday. :
4 “To the extent that there is uncertainty about ;
: how widespread the implications of it will be we :
: ourselves are uncertain but if it does spread into the ;
? wider US economy then clearly we will have some :
: issues, some fall out from it,” :
: “If the subprime issue does impact negatively on :
: the wider US economy the implications of that for :
} us would mean that American consumers might be :
; less inclined towards spending, and that could have i
: an impact on our tourism receipts,” i
: However, the minister, who was speaking to The
: Tribune at the close of the Commonwealth Finance :

: Ministers’ Meeting in Guyana, said that the i

said Mr Laing.

he added.

SEE page nine

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‘Bill is seeking

to reduce the

number of
jurors to nine

:. Ml By RUPERT MISSICK Jr

Chief Reporter

PARLIAMENT began debate
on a bill today that seeks to
reduce the number of jurors
required for most trials, from 12
to 9.

However, the number of jurors
required for trials for murder or
treason will remain unchanged,
State Minister for Legal Affairs

Desmond Bannister said as he led -

the second reading of the Bill for
An Act to Amend the Juries Act.

Mr Bannister said that this and
other amendments to the act are
coming almost 50 years late. As
early as 1964, the Chief Justice
made the following suggestion in
a letter to the Commissioner of
Police:

“Reduce the number of jurors
from 12 to 9 with a corresponding
diminution in the number of per-
mitted challenges without cause.
This would mean that the overall
panel could be smaller and there-
fore more selective. There would
also be a considerable saving in

expense and also a hardship to ©

the population. At present there
are 48 men taken away from their
own occupations for nearly 8

SEE page 12

Attorneys
for Cordell
Farrington

back in court

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE
ATTORNEYS for murder

‘ accused Cordell Farrington were

back in the Court of Appeal yes-
terday, advancing the argument
that legislative criteria is needed
for judges to be able to determine
whether or not a person should
receive the death penalty.
Attorney Wayne Munroe also
submitted that the judge who sen-
tenced Farrington to death had
not given sufficient weight to sev-
eral factors pertaining to the case.
Cordell Farrington is appeal-
ing his death sentence for the 2002
murder of Jamal Robins, 22. A
pathologist said that Robins had
died as a result of blunt force trau-
ma to the head. The murder took
place at an apartment at Mallory
Lane. Farrington was sentenced
in October 2006 by Senior

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PM: PLP had not
moved to take on
Bahamas House

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

IT is not clear that the for-
mer government’s commitment
to assist with the repair of
Bahamas House in Harlem was

_a serious one, Hubert Ingraham

said yesterday in the House of
Assembly.

~ He was responding to an
inquiry by Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell as to the status of the
building, located on 137th Street
in Harlem, New York.

The building is owned by the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion and has served as the asso-
ciation’s headquarters,

. Mr Mitchell, in a recent press
conference, expressed his dis-
appointment with the govern-
ment’s decision not to purchase
and repair the building.

He said it reflected the Ingra-
ham government’s lack of com-
mitment to the promotion of
cultural matters and, specifical-
ly, its lack of support of
Bahamians in Diaspora.

However, Mr Ingraham said
that the relevant Ministry of
Foreign Affairs file indicates
that a proposal for the govern-
ment to become involved in the
repair of this privately owned
building dates to March, 2006.

The prime minister said that
it would appear that up to the
time of the general election on
May 2 the former administra-
tion considered, without suc-
cess, alternative means of assist-
ing the Bahamas-American
Association in funding repairs
to its building.

Mr Ingraham said that all
alternatives appear to require
the government to assume full
responsibility for funding the
repair of the building on terms
to be arranged by the associa-
tion and subsequently, to agree
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petuity, but without ownership
control.
“Nothing on the file suggests

that any discussion had been

initiated with the US Depart-
ment of State with regard to the
government’s intention to
become involved in this com-
mercial undertaking in the Unit-
ed States of America.

Proposal

The prime minister said that
in May, 2006 the Ministry of
Finance, having been requested
to comment on a proposal for
repair of Bahamas House, rec-
ommended to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs that govern-
ment limit its contribution to
the renovation of the building to
a donation of $25,000.

_ However, said Mr Ingraham,
Mr Mitchell did not include that
recommendation in his submis-
sion to Cabinet on the matter. .

Rather, he said, in June, 2006
Cabinet was advised that fund-
ing to repair Bahamas House
in Harlem was available from
a number of sources in New
York, “but it was recommended

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undertake to acquire the build-
ing or. fund its repair, estimated
to cost between $885,000 and
$1.75 million.”

Mr Ingraham said that Cabi-
net was invited to agree that
government rent/lease the
premises as-a residence for

Bahamian diplomatic officers ©

posted in New York, thereby
providing: income to the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion.

Cabinet did not agree; and
appointed a committee from the
Ministries of Finance, Culture
and Foreign Affairs to travel to
New York.

The delegation-endorsed the
earlier recommendation that
the government agree to either:
the outright acquisition of the
building, restoration and use as
a residence for diplomats; or

entry into a 100 year lease to

be used by the association to

support its loan application to .

an appropriate institution in
New York.

Mr Ingraham said that the

association did not agree to any

arrangement that would result —

in the fee simple title of the
building being transferred to
the government.

The prime minister said that
in March 2007, the Ministry of
Finance advised that the terms
of the memorandum of under-
standing on the building were
“highly unusual”. “In essence
the government would be fully
responsible for Bahamas House
without ownership or control.”

As such, the prime minister
said, it was the opinion of the
Ministry of Finance that the
proposed arrangements as then
structured should not be sup-
ported.

“Given the circumstances my
government has determined not
to pursue this matter,” said Mr
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Four people
held after
police carry
out searches

CDU officers made arrests in
connection with two drug and
firearm finds yesterday.

The officers executed a
search warrant at a home in St
James Road at around 4pm.

They reportedly found a large
quantity of marijuana, a .38
handgun, and 21 live rounds of
ammunition for the weapon.

A 38-year-old man was taken
into custody in connection with
the incident.

. Executing another search
warrant through Plantol Street
around 5am the same day,
CDU officer reported finding a
small amount of marijuana, a
.9mm semi-automatic weapon,
and 21 live rounds of ammuni-
tion for the weapon.

A 20-year woman and two
men, ages 25 and 26, were taken
into custody and are helping
police with their investigation.

Young boy
airtifted |
after traffic
accident

FREEPORT - A 12-year-old
b _ savas airlifted to New Proyi-
dence after sustaining serious
injuries when he was struck by a
car on Hudson Avenue.

Tamel McPhee, a student of
St Pauls Methodist College, was
attempting cross the road
around 4.30pm on Tuesday in
heavy rain when the accident
occurred.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that McPhee sustained
various injuries, including a bro-
ken leg.

According to reports, Tavares

-Matche, 31, of East Coral
Estates, and an employee of the
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny was driving one of the com-
pany’ s vehicles on west along
Hudson Avenue around

- 4.30pm.

Ashe got in the area of Davis
Stréet, next to St Paul’s
Methodist College, two young
boys suddenly ran from a house
at the northern side of Hudson
Avenue across the road.

Mr Rahming said one of the

boys'saw the truck coming and.

stopped, but McPhee continued

running and collided into the’

right front fender of the truck.

The police and an ambulancé
were: summoned to the scene.
McPhee was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
_Teceived emergency medical
treatment:

He was later airlifted to the

Princess Margaret Hospital in »

New Providence.
His condition was not known
to press time.

Man taken
into custody
after firearm
discovery

THE police reported making

a firearm arrest on Tuesday.

Agting on a tip at around
llpm, CDU. officers went to
Brougham Street, where they
Saw a group of men.

The officers said that one of
the men threw an object into a
nearby garbage container.

They reported retrieving a sil-
ver andgun with nine live
oe of ammunition from the
sce

A'20- -year-old man was taken
into custody and is helping the
police with their investigation

into, the incident.
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@ By KARIN HERIG
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THE majority of housing
inspectors who sign off on
newly built homes are not
sufficiently qualified and let
shoddy workmanship. go
unnoticed, industry insiders
claimed yesterday.

Citing unqualified inspec-
tors as a significant problem
within the construction indus-
try, president of the Home

Consumer Club and former’

high-end building contractor
Emmett White yesterday
urged government to employ
an independent body to
inspect homes being built as
part of its low-cost housing
programme.

In addition to the problem
of unqualified inspectors, Mr
Emmett yesterday told The

Tribune that he is also aware of
situations where certain officials
were paid off to give newly built
homes the stamp of approval.
However, Mr Emmett added
that the Home Consumer Club
is not attempting to point any

fingers.

“We're not going after any-
one, we’re just calling a spade a
spade, but the fact remains that
the consumer needs to be pro-
tected,” he said.

As a remedy to the problems
with inspectors, the former
high-end building contractor
and construction project man-
ager said that he believes that
fully independent inspectors are
needed to protect the con-
sumer, :

“With independent inspec-
tors you get someone who has
no ties to the government, no
ties to any. association so that
there is no contamination, so

that the interest of the con-
sumer is looked at,” he said.

In both privately purchased
homes and government built
homes, Mr Emmett said, most
inspectors only conduct super-
ficial visual inspections.

He said, that in his experi-
ence.many. inspectors also do
not have the necessary exper-
tise to judge if a home is prop-
erly constructed and often
approve buildings that have
major flaws.

To assist persons seeking to
build or purchase a home, Mr
Emmett explained that the
Home Consumer Club — a non-
profit, private organisation —
offers free consultation and
education seminars for a mem-
bership fee of $30 a year.

Members can access the ser-
vices of a qualified representa-
tive from the club who can con-
duct independent inspections

Dame Marguerite’s health
still improving, says doctor

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

DAME Marguerite Pin-
dling’s health continues to

: improve and she is expected

to be transferred from the
Intensive Care Unit to a
regular hospital room by
today.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Dame Mar-
guerite’s cardiologist Dr
Conville Brown said that he
was pleased to report that his
patient is steadily recovering.

Dame Marguerite, he said,
was expected to be moved
from Princess Margaret Hos-
pital’s Intensive Care Unit to
a regular room sometime
between last night and today.

However, Dr Brown could
not say when she would be
released from hospital and
allowed to go home.

“Once we make this move
then we will see what the
next step is,” he said.

The widow of the late
“father of the nation”, Sir
Lynden Pindling, was admit-

: “ted to the Intensive Care

Unit of PMH last Thursday
evening to receive treatment
for acute abdominal pain.

Dame Marguerite’s doc-
tor would not confirm or
deny reports that their
patient was suffering from
pancreatitis, an inflamma-
tion of the large gland
behind the stomach and the
duodenum.

Dr Brown, speaking on
behalf of the Pindling family

earlier this week, said that

although Dame Marguerite
was a public figure, she was
not'a public servant and
therefore privacy should be
awarded to some aspects of

i. her life.

“She was admitted for

acute abdominal pain. The fam-
ily doesn’t want any elabora-
tion, they don’t want any details
discussed,” Dr Brown said.

Acute pancreatitis usually
occurs suddenly and lasts only
for a short period of time.
However, in the case of chron-
ic pancreatitis the condition
does not resolve itself and
results in a slow destruction of
the pancreas. In severe cases
of the rare disease, bleeding of
the gland may occur, resulting
in tissue damage, infection, or
cysts.

Dame Marguerite is in her
early 70s. .

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IN THE House of Assembly yesterday gov-
ernment took the first small step towards speed-
ing up this country’s judicial system.

The proposed amendment to the Juries Act is
an attempt to get an accused person before the
courts in a reasonable time, with those found
guilty of heinous crimes safely behind bars
instead of walking the streets preying on a
defenceless community.

“It is only when the justice system works
properly that law-abiding citizens will feel free to
live without fear of these violent thugs,”
Desmond Bannister, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs, told the House yesterday.

The amendment does not deny, nor in any-
way lessen, the constitutional guarantee that no
accused person will be deprived of his liberty,
“except by the lawful judgment of his equals.”

Traditionally those equals were 12 men and
women drawn from a jury pool of 48 upstanding,
law-abiding citizens. Why 12 is anybody’s guess.
It is a tradition that has come down to us froma
misty past with no particular significance and
no magic connected to 12.as a number. And so
to change the jury count from 12 to/nine would
in no way diminish the justice guaranteed an
accused person.

However, 12 jurors still would be retained for
persons charged with murder or treason.

“In doing so,” said Mr Bangister, “it was
anticipated that juries will be enipanetled quick-
er, that time, money and valuable resources will
be saved; that fewer Bahamians will .be kept
away from their jobs to do jury service; and that
the efficiency of our courts will be improved
considerably.”

Mr Bannister recited a list of states in the
United States, and various Caribbean countries

that have successfully reduced the size of their:

juries. In some states in the US the jury size has
been dropped from 12 to eight; in others to six.
- In Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize the law provides for trial by juries
comprised of nine persons, and Jamaica and the
Cayman Islands have gone even further by
reducing the size of their juries to seven.
Both in. the US and the Caribbean the 12-
- member jury has been retained for murder and
treason with the Caymans adding money laun-
dering offences to be heard by a 12-member
jury. ;
Several PLP members said that they would
not support the amendments because the prac-

titioners at the Bar were not consulted. Appar-.

ently the Bar Council was notiti¢d of govern-
ment’s intention, but according to Kennedy MP

Kenyatta Gibson, the Council got no reply when ~
it wrote to the Attorney General's office for -

‘more information: To which Minister of State for

Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

First small step to improve judiciary

Culture Charles Maynard quipped that that
was the difference between the PLP and FNM
one was a government of procrastination
always looking for an excuse for a discussion
instead of making a decision, and the other was
a government with a plan that moved ahead
with that plan.

Mr Bannister expressed his “regret that some
members of the Bar who practise before our

courts appear to show very little interest in these

amendments.” He said he was informed “that
when the Bar Council held a seminar for the
purpose of apprising members of the contents of
this Bill and other developments in the law, few-
er than 40 members showed up.”
~ We hope that they will quickly take more o
an interest. Obviously they don’t understand
that the murmurs of a dissatisfied public are
pointing an accusing finger at the judiciary for
much of our present problems.

Kenyatta Gibson said he didn’t want th
Bahamas to be known as a “nation of monkey
see, monkey do,” referring to the Bahamas
changing its jury size because others had done so.
He wanted this country to be know as a “nation
of laws.”

It is a mystery as to why it wouldn’t be known
as a nation of laws if it had a nine instead of a 12-
member jury. It would indeed be a stupid mon-
key, if when it saw something that was an

improvement on What it. Had, didn’t Gttickly” *
grasp it and turn it to its own advantage. :

Mr. Maynard, who is not a lawyer, but as a
businessman has served on a jury, knows first
hand what a cumbersome, burdensome and
time-consuming effort it is to empanel a 12-per-
son jury.

With fewer jurors the case could open with
less delay. He explained the highjinks 48 jurors
get up to in trying to avoid jury duty, and the
tedious, time-wasting exercise that is under-
taken to go through those 48 to select 12 jurors,
all the while having lawyers from either side
objecting to some of the choices and some of
those chosen finding an excuse not to serve. He
said that by the time a jury is empanelled a
whole morning has been wasted and it is almost
time for the luncheon adjournment. He
explained the strain on the bailiffs to get all the
jurors together and the hardship on businesses in
such a small community where qualified pro-

‘fessionals are at a premium to have its key staff

tied up at the courts for three months of the
year. We can attest to this. There are times at
The Tribune when it has been a crippling exer-
cise.

We agree that this amendment is a first step
in getting a dangerous social problem under
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ahamas’

deplorable

environment

EDITOR, The Tribune
A \

FOR a small country, we are
pathetic at keeping a clean, san-
itary environment. | say this to

‘stress the amount of garbage

over Nassau that I have noticed
recently, It is estimated that we
should be able to keep a clean
environment, because we are
just a miniature country com-
pared to other countries in the
world, and it is a disgrace how
we have so much garbage in our
communities.

Despite the fact that the san-
itation trucks come to collect
garbage weekly, it is still seen
that waste is stil lying around,
especially on streets such as
those in Bain Town, Nassau Vil-
lage, East Street, Kemp Road
and in Coconut Grove. By so
much waste being around, we
are showing foreigners how
clean—or dare | say unclean—
we are.

To speak scientifically, as
some of us know, garbage con-
tains bacteria and germs and it

Lots of people complaining






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attracts flies and other foul
organisms. Now remember,
these are the same flies that
could land on our food while
you are eating! Flies undoubt-
edly bring bacteria and germs
to your food and can make you
very sick.

Time after time, I’ve wit-
nessed many persons throwing
their unwanted belongings out

‘their car windows and this is

causing the Bahamas to
become a filthier place, and our
streets to be chock-full of
garbage.

Bahamians must consider
that they are not only destroy-
ing the environment when they
throw garbage into the bushes,
but that they are also littering
on other people’s property.
These nasty practices must be
dreadful for property owners

who come to inspect their prop-
erties only to find garbage
heaps! It is sad that these land
owners would have to spend
monies removing garbage all
because of some uncaring, self-

ish person.

My. solution for this avoid-
able problem is that we need to
start throwing our unwanted
belongings into the assigned
garbage tins or, in the case of
large disposal products, call a
truck to carry these items to the
main dumping area on Glad-
stone Road. Surely, the garbage
bins are not just sitting there
for pretty!

It is time for us as Bahamians
to become considerate of our
environment, especially when

a

-—

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casually throw our garbage out *’

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Bahamas clean, green and pris-
tine. Together we can do it!

SHAVADO GIBSON
Nassau
October 9 2007

with seemingly little reason

EDITOR, The Tribune

Are we a paradoxical nation?
Although an appropriate defin-
ition may be elusive, one thing
is certain, we are s-t-r-a-n-g-e!
What do we really want?

Our utilities employees are
among the best paid workers in
the country. They make good
money and have generous ben-
efitsy yet, as sure as night fol-
lows day, t'aint a week goes by
without one union or the other
raising Cain all over the media.
Is it their constitutional right to
hold innocent consumers as
hostages?

The Nation’s teachers are
perhaps the best paid in the
region, but it appears to me that
the militant streak in too many
of them is stronger than their
desire for the classrooms.

Custom and Immigration’s
grumbling about conditions all
the time. However, drive
through a fashionable neigh-
bourhood, that palatial home
probably belongs to one of
them. Check the parking lot at
the airport/harbour, that fancy
expensive vehicle probably
belongs to one of them.

The Police and Defence
Force like to pontificate about
putting their lives on the line
every day. Really? In the
Bahamas being a police officer
is not a high risk job. We aver-

age about fifty-five murders a
year. Examine the records for
the last 10 years and tell me
how many policemen or
defence force officers were mur-
dered in the line of duty or oth-
erwise. They are the best paid
and equipped in the region, but
they too, sublimely intimidate
the Executive and have extract-
ed considerable benefits for
themselves. However, they are
better at catching crooks and
killers than cats catching rats.
If only the judiciary was half as
efficient.

On the Secular front "tings
much wusser". Making good
money but the Grand Bahama
Union continually talkin’ fool-
ishness about shutting down the
island. Just who do you think is
going to suffer...... ordinary
Bahamians!

The hotel unions, given the
opportunity, some of them will
take a strike vote in heaven.
Their grievance? They want 15
per cent for serving Jesus!

Given the constraints ofa
tiny country like the Bahamas,
all of the aforementioned make
a damn good living in this coun-
try, and most are protected by
job tenure. Yet too many of
them gat bad ways and lousy
work ethics. All things being
relative I.don't believe that we
are getting value for our dollar.

By a striking contrast the fast

food industry work force are

underpaid, have little or no job |

benefits, no job tenure, and
probably no retirement pack-
ages. Yet these lowly Bahamian

workers consistently deliver |

quality service. They are cour- »

teous and efficient, they run cir-
cles around their counterparts

in Florida and...... you don’t see ;

them picketing and threatening
to.close the man job down!

Now you understand why |

conch salad is intertwined with
our national psyche. It is a
delightful dish...but all mixed
up! ;
Speaking about being mixed
up, what yinna tink about the
official opposition? Like a fun-
gus they remain a nuisance
among us! Having given a
flawed performance on May
second, they persist in per-
forming their. hysterical

sideshows all over this blessed —

archipelago. In my opinion, Mr
Christie is the sorriest Prime
Minister to have had the privi-
lege to lead this country. Well, if
they want to be in show busi-

ness they need a moniker. Lem-

mee see.... there's Gladys's
Knight and the Pips...I gat
it!....Perry and the Pin Heads!

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 5

‘Room to improve’ economy’s ability
to ride out climate change effects

Minister
Laing on
reducing
carbon
emissions
MINISTER Zhivargo

Laing said that looking at
areas such as public trans-

portation could form one of. :
the planks of the governmen-. -

Us approach to reducing glob-
al carbon emissions.

“You have in Nassau so’
many vehicles that are being
used; these are all contributing
to the carbon emissions.

“There’s no emissions test-
ing, there’s no standards
established, so we can do all
those things and then,also
make a contribution to solving
those problems.” Visas

He added: “There should.
be some provisions made in
our future financial provisions
for addressing this issue of cli-
mate change. It is an urgent
one and it is a critical one.”

Speaking of the utility of
the country’s attendance at
the Commonwealth confer-
ence, Mr Laing noted that
while small states like the
Bahamas have traditionally
been able to do very little
about the exogenous influ-
ences on them which are
largely the result of the activ-
ities of developed states, the
Commonwealth has played a
role in providing a voice for’
small island states, in particu-
lar — known to be particularly
vulnerable to climate change —
to make their issues known
on the international stage.

Canada’s
leading |
opposition
party says
it won’t
force early

elections

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CANADA’S opposition
Liberal leader announced
Wednesday that his party
won't force early parliamen-
tary elections by voting against
the minority Conservative
government’s legislative agen-
da, according to Associated
Press.

A decision by the Liberals
and two other opposition par-
ties to vote against Prime Min-
ister Steven Harper’s priorities
announced Tuesday night
would have triggered a fall
election. But Liberal leader
Stephane Dion said Canadians
didn’t want anelection..

“We will not make the fed-
eral government fall,” Dion
said. “We believe it’s not in
the national interest to have
an election now.”

In a speech on its priorities
for a new session of Parlia-
ment, the Conservative goy-
ernment said Canada’s mili-
tary mission in: Afghanistan
should be extended to at least
2011 but promised a vote on °
the issue.

The government also
promised a sweeping anti-
crime bill and major tax cuts
and said the country would
not meet its climate change
commitments under the Kyoto

accord.

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GEORGETOWN,
GUYANA - The resilience of

-the Bahamian economy to

shocks caused by global cli-
mate change can be boosted
by diversification within our
dominant economic séctors,
Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing, said on Tues-
day.

Speaking with The Tribune
after the final plenary session
on climate change at the Com-
monwealth Finance Minister’s
Meeting — called under the
theme “Climate change: the
Challenge Facing Finance

Ministers” — Mr Laing said.

that while recognising that the
Bahamas does not contribute
in a “major” way to the causes
of climate change, there is
room to improve the ability of
the Bahamian economy to ride
out its effects.

“Ti believe also that when
you look at our tourism and
financial services sectors . . .
they have proven to be quite
resilient over the many
decades that they have domi-
nated our economic landscape,
but also in those sectors there
is a means for diversification
so that your tourism flows can
come from a variety of sectors
that actually move in differ-
ent directions to different
shocks in the world,” he
said. é

Mr Laing said that the gov-
ernment also sees “new oppor-
tunities beyond banking”,
within the financial
services sector that will be pur-
sued.

Meanwhile, the governmen-
t’s efforts to improve the deliv-
ery of services by the public
sector is intended to con-
tribute to the economy’s oyer-
all efficiency and competitive-
ness — another “important

part” of addressing the coun-

try’s economic resilience to
shocks such as those that
will result from climate
change.

Mr.Laing headed the
Bahamian delegation to the
conference, which Deputy
General Secretary General of
the 53 member-state-strong

if Commonwealth, Ransford

Smith, noted had attracted a
high level of attendance — a
fact which he hoped was a
“vindication” of the Com-
monwealth’s view that climate
change is an important issue
for finance ministers at this
time. a

On Monday, delegates were
told by President of Guyana

-—a country that faces its own

unique and serious threats
from climate change, as 90 per
cent of the population lives
along the coast, which is
already over a metre below
sea level — that they cannot
afford to ignore the issue of
climate change. —

He noted claims made in the
Stern Review, a major eco-
nomic:report on climate
change, which point to the fact
that an increase in global tem-
peratures in excess of three
degrees will cause losses in
global GDP of up to 10 per
cent, with “the costs highest
in those countries with the

greatest social and economic.

development needs.”

Mr Laing noted efforts by
the government to encourage
new economic sectors to take
root in the country will play a

Minister: boost can come from diversification



part in building up the coun-
try’s resilience to the econom-
ic waves caused by climate
change.

“We are reviewing our eco-
nomic, our -national invest-
ment policy with a view to tak-

to promoting ourselves in the
world and attracting some
kinds of additional economic
opportunities to the Bahamas.

“I believe that the Bahamas

continues to be a very attrac-

tive jurisdiction for invest-
ments. I think that our story

now is. still largely unheard
and that there are a lot of peo-
ple who could have an interest
in investing in the Bahamas
who just need to know what
we are about.

“The extent to which we
improve our system, our pro-

and to try and reduce its escalation.

ing an opportunity next year -
aebah ehhh Danaea ete Terie iriver ri retire eve rire rerie errr eerie err errr cedures, our rules and trans-
; parencies that exist within our

Laing: govt needs to emphasise risrtste.iexten
climate change as an issue

come will be that much more
lm By ALISON LOWE

boosted,” he said.
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net





GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - The Bahamian government needs to
“emphasise” climate change as an issué, Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing said yesterday, :

Speaking after attending plenary sessions on the topic yesterday at the
Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, Mr Laing said that he felt
finance ministers had been left with a “greater sense of urgency” about
the need to implement measures to mitigate the effects of climate change

“Presentations made were inspirational enough to really cause a great
echo to be made by delegate after delegate,” said Mr Laing of the sessions.

The CFMM 2007 came to a close yesterday after three days of sessions
on climate change as well as other global economic issues, at the Guyana
International Conference Centre.

Many of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth sent delegations
to the annual conference.

“We already know that environmental sustainability is a huge issue for
this administration but focusing on climate change in the way of educa-
tion, awareness, (and) also in terms of encouraging in our own little
small way alternative energy sources, the way we consume energy, our
wastage of energy, could be helpful.” ‘

“It’s always useful to be in a forum like this where you are able to dis-
cuss certain issues related to countries like the Bahamas which do not get
the same kind of hearing in other forum,” said Mr Laing; who attended
the meeting in place of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who holds min-
isterial responsibility for the finance portfolio. “The idea here is to add our
voice to the voices of all the others who are saying to the world ‘Let’s take
this climate change issue in hand and prevent further deterioration in the
climate’,” he said.

According to the minister, discussions that have taken place at the con-
ference are expected to resonate at the global level, as many of the tra-
ditionally less influential states that make up the Commonwealth will now
go forward with “a strong statement” to an IMF and World Bank meet-
ing, to which the Bahamian delegation and others are flying on immedi-
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Major improvements have been made
to Grand Bahama, says Pineridge MP

MAJOR improvements have
been made to policing in Grand
Bahama, according to Pineridge
MP Kwasi Thompson.

This, he said, began with the
arrival of new vehicles and the
arrest of vagrants in the shop-
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enhanced attention that is being
paid to neighbourhood policing
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who is also deputy speaker of
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allows the social aspect to be
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comed this change and see this
as a posilive step in crime fight-
ing.”

_ The Pineridge MP said that
police officers in Grand
Bahama “have successfully
‘implemented the neighbour-
hood policing programme. I am
advised that the Grand Bahama
Police Force has received two
neighbourhood policing vehi-
cles so far, which havé been dis-
patched to the central division
and the western division.”

According to Mr Thompson,
crime fighters on the island are
anticipating additional vehicles
for other divisions.

“J am further advised,” he
said, “that this new initiative
allows for more intelligence

Minister for public utilities.
meets petroleum retailers —

MINISTER of State for Pub-
lic Utilities Phenton Neymour
met with officers and members
of the Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association and
assured them of the govern-
ment’s interest in continued dia-
logue and cordial support on
matters of mutual concern.

The dialogue centred around
issues relating to the future of

* the petroleum industry in the

Bahamas, current Caribbean
and world trends, and relations
with franchise wholesalers Esso,
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identify hot spots. They have
been able to increase mobile
patrol and use them in their
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He said that under the goy-
ernment’s policy, Grand
Bahama police “have become
more effective and have been
able to have a greater pres-
ence.”

Mr Thompson added that just
recently, the downtown, shop-
ping district of Grand Bahama
has seen the increase in-the
arrest of numerous vagrants
who plague the area.

In his contribution to the

‘debate on the amendment,

which seeks to reduce the num-
ber of jurors in criminal cases
(except cases ot murder or trea-



son) from 12 to nine, Mr
Thonipson pointed out that use
of 12 jurors “is a matter of tra-
dition rather than on logic.”
He said to reduce this num-
ber of jurors to nine “lessens
the burden of jury service.”
“This government is charged
with improving our judicial sys-
tem and | have seen the very
real problem of not having
enough jurors present to
empanel a jury, which wastes
time and money
“These changes will, I
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improve our judicial system.
The government ought to be
commended for its bold step to
improve our system,” Mr
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Archbishop
to address
107th Synod
next week

ARCHBISHOP Drexel
Gomez will give his penulti-
mate address to the 107th
Synod ‘at Christ Church
Cathedral at its opening cer-
emony next week.

Archbishop Gomez, Arch-

bishop of the Province of The »

West Indies and Metropoli-
tan, and Bishop of the Dio-
cese of The Bahamas and the
Turks & Caicos Islands; will
be the chief celebrant and
preacher at the pontifical
concelebrated eucharist,
beginning at 7.30pm on Mon-
day October 22. -

Hundreds of Anglicans

from the Bahamas and the

Turks & Caicos Islands will

attend the special service,

and hear the Archbishop’s

annual address on the state of

the diocese and current

national and international

issues. : :

~The 107th Synod will con- .
tinue with day sessions from
Tuesday, October 23 to
Thursday, October 25, begin-
ning at 8.30am, at the Holy
Trinity Activity Centre, Holy
Trinity Way, Stapledon Gar-
dens. The sessions are
opened to all Anglicans and
the general public.

Archbishop Gomez will

-demit office at the end of
2008, having served at Dioce-
san Bishop since September
1996.

Bishop Laish. Zane Boyd,
Bishop Coadjutor, will suc-
ceed Bishop Gomez, to
become the third Bahamian
Diocesan Bishop. He was
elected on February 24 2006
, and consecrated on June 29,
2006.

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ABACO’s fast-growing Hait-
ian immigrant population, and
its impact on local communi-
ties, is to be the subject of
another public meeting later
this month.

Residents have expressed

concern over the continuing
development of the Pigeon Pea
shanty settlement in Marsh
Harbour.
. “It just keeps growing and
growing,” said deputy chief
councillor Yvonne Key. “I am
concerned more and more
every day because we are,going
to be outnumbered.”

Abaconians are anxious over
constant, “deliveries” of illegal
Haitians at Cornish Cay, near
the North Bar Cut.

From there, immigrants make
their way into Marsh Harbour
and become absorbed into the
slum communities.

“Sometimes I get so disillu-
sioned about this thing that I
back off for a time,” said Mrs
Key. “But the fact is we are
being swamped by Haitians.”

She and other Abaconians
feel that if the Haitian problem
isn’t tackled soon, public unrest
could escalate into violence.

“We need to get to grips with
this,” she told The Tribune,
“Police need to go. into these
communities and close down
the illegal businesses there.

“The Marsh Harbour settle-
ments have barber shops, cloth-
ing stores, all sorts of things
without any licences. They can’t
have licences because they are
operating on other people’s





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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 7

‘Increasing concern

in Abaco regarding
influx of Haitians:

' called for 6.30pm on October

property.”
Mrs Key said there was con-
cern that Abaco’s crime rate

“was being worsened by immi-

grants...

“Two months ago we had a
shootout between Haitian and
Bahamian youths,” she said.

“They also break into houses
here. There has not been a riot
yet but that will come,” she
added. -

Two years ago, knife-wield-
ing Haitian youths threatened
firefighters while they were try-
ing to put out a blaze in The
Mud settlement.

As a result, the voluntary
brigade said they would not
fight any more Haitian fires
unless they were guaranteed
police protection,

Mrs Key said firefighting in
both The Mud and Pigeon Pea
was extremely hazardous, main-
ly because of electricity wires
running underground, through
trees and between shacks.

“With the water from hoses,

» someone could easily be elec-

trocuted,” she said.

A low-cost housing sub-divi-
sion was built at Central Pines
in an effort to ease congestion
in the Haitian settlements.

But Mrs Key said some
Haitians moved out of their
shanties into new homes, only
to retain their old homes for
rental income from newly-
arrived immigrants.

“The only solution is to pick
“em up and ship *em out,” she

‘added:

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With all of the scholars hold-
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FROM page one

remarks in the House of Assembly when he admit-
ted that as the former minister of Immigration,
Atlantis had “hoodwinked” himi into granting
work permits for foreign Atlantis employees who
were not being hired for the positions that they
claimed.

Mr Gibson said, in the House in July that these
persons were in fact selling timeshare at Atlantis
— a direct violation of their work permits.

Yesterday, Mr Gibson added to his ongoing
battle with the Kerzner organization.

“Last week, Mr Speaker, I tried to get into the '

Cove Hotel and the security stopped me. I was dri-
ving my car through, with the MP plates, and he
said, Bahamians can’t access the Cove like that.

“Mr Speaker, I remember as a little boy I had’

access to 75 per cent of Paradise Island. Seventy-
five per cent. I went to play golf the other day and
go to the Ocean Club for something to eat, week
before last, and security stopped me at the gate.
“Mr Speaker, they have to understand that,
that hotel was built under the Hotel Encourage-
ment Act, as was the Cove Hotel. Which means
that the public is supposed to have access. I’m
talking about last week at the Cove and week
before at Ocean Club,” he said.
Mr Gibson encouraged members of the
Bahamian public to drive over to Atlantis and
"attempt to enter the Cove Hotel and test his claims
for themselves. :
“When they go, and they can’t get in, then
they'll know what I’m talking about,” he said.
“Last time I criticized what was going on over

there at Harbourside they came back and per:, .

Wealthy tourists

FROM page one

Shane Gibson

sonally attacked me. They can attack me as much

as they like, At the end of the day, I will continue °

to defend the rights of the workers and the people
of the Bahamas, that is why I’m here,” he said,

In response to Mr Gibson’s comments Atlantis’
vice president of Public Relations Ed Fields
explained the policy of the One & Only Ocean
Club and the Cove.

“The One & Only Ocean Club is accessible to
hotel guests only, other than those non-guests
that have dining reservations either at Dune
restaurant or at the Courtyard Terrace restau-
rant,” he said. ,

“The public areas and restaurants at the Cove
are accessible to any persons wishing to dine at
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill restaurant, Sea Glass
Lounge and the Mosaic Buffet Restaurant,” he
added. “Reservations are required at the Mesa
Grill but are not required at Sea Glass Lounge or
Mosaic. The Sundry Store and logo shop ‘Escape’
are also accessible to the general public. The pool

decks and guests rooms are restricted to hotel’

guests only. Persons arriving at the Cove's security
gate are required to identify themselves and state
their intended destination. This policy applies to all
individuals — hotel guests, hotel executives and
non-residents alike, There is no discrimination
implied . . . this is just a security procedure to val-

idate the destination of all those visiting the prop-

erty,
“There is no access policy based on nationali-
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In addition to screenings,
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will be a re-doubling of efforts
io ensure that officers and staff
ai the prison receive the “high-
est quality” training available
locally, regionally and interna-
tionally. ;

Dr Rahming explained that
through the use of exchange
programmes, the prison has
also undertaken a “major cam-
paign” to expdse as many offi-
cers as possible to the best
practices currently im use at
some of the best facilities with-
in the region and internation-
ally.

This comes as the prison cel-
ebrates its 315th anniversary
during Prison Recognition
Week. from. October 28
through November 3.

“Thirty years ago height,
weight and size were three of
the primary qualifications for

becoming a prison officer in”

the Bahamas, but now those
requirements have changed
dramatically as officers must
be able to compete with their
counterparts in other branches
of law enforcement and other
professions,” Dr Rahming said.

“It is our. belief that if we can
have a workforce that is
diverse, skilled and ethical, we

will be in.a much better posi-.

tion to serve the Bahamian
people justly and proudly.
“No matter what we intend
‘to do; no matter what our man-
date is, it all pretty much hangs
on the quality of our staff. If
we are talking security, reha-
bilitation, education or the

environment, the same*applies ~
- and so-from the time of recruit-

ment right on up to retirement,
it is important for us to ensure
that our staff remains on the
cutting edge of knowledge and
exposure,” he said.

Dr Rahming said the new -

focus is already underway fol-
lowing achange in the curricu-
lum for new recruits to one that
is internationally accepted and



SUPERINTENDENT OF Prisons | Dr Elliston Rahming, Maen from left,

= Tim Aylen/BIS

speaks at a press conference held Tuesday to announce Her Majesty’s
Prison Annual Prison Recognition Week. From left are Sgt Gregory
Daxon, Dr Rahming, Sgt Samuel Duvalier and Tiska Armaly

in line with United Nations
- standards.

Future

He pointed out that staff of
the Educational Unit studied
a number of training modules
in use in Canada and the Unit-
ed States prior to developing
the new curriculum. Dr Rah-
ming said the implementation

of the training curriculum, in _

addition with the focus on
exposing more and more offi-
cers to international best prac-
tices will bode well for the
prison in the future.
“Exposure for our staff aud
officers is critical to what we
want to accomplish because
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campaign to expose as many
officers as possible,” Dr Rah-
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“For instance, since May of.:

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Bill seeks to reduce number of jurors

FROM page one

months every year.”

The state minister said that
in 1964 the Chief Justice was
making the recommendations
that this Bill seeks to implement
into the law today.

The proposed change in the
act is also an attempt to follow
modern trends in reducing the
size of juries to improve the effi-
ciency of the courts and speed
up criminal trials.

Presently the Bahamas is the
only major country in the region
that retains the 12 person jury
for all criminal trials before the
Supreme Court.

The minister of state said that
there is no logical reason fot
maintaining the current status
quo in the face of increasing
backlogs of cases.

The Juries Act was last

amended in 2006, this new bill is
seen as another step in improv-
ing the administration of jus-
lice by permitting the Supreme
Court to select juries consisting
of nine persons for all trials
except when the accused person
is charged with the offences of
murder or treason,

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that time, money and valuable
resources will be saved; that
fewer Bahamians will be kept
away from their jobs to do jury
service; and that the efficiency
of the courts will be improved
considerably.

“Tam approached on a regu-
lar basis by concerned Bahami-
ans, many of whom want to
know what the Attorney Gen-
eral’s Office is going to do to
speed up criminal trials. I’m
here today to tell all Bahami-

ans that this Bill is one step that.

we as members of the Execu-
tive can take in that direction. It
is also important, however, that
we contribute to the dialogue
and this debate in a manner
which uplifts and educates our
people,” Mr Bannister said.

_ The minister of state said that —
the advantages of smaller juries,

especially the speeding up of
cases being heard before the
courts have been reported in
such places as Arizona and Utah

_ which permit the selection of 8

person juries; and Connecticut,
Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Washington and
next door in Florida which per-
mit six person juries in many
cases,

“Only a few weeks ago, we
saw the trial of notorious polyg-
amist Warren Jeffs on the most
serious of charges efficiently
conducted with an eight person
jury in Utah. Most of these juris-
dictions, however, have retained
twelve person juries in capital
cases such as murder and we
intend to do the same thing here
with this Bill,” a Bannister
said.

Even many countries in the
region, Mr Bannister said, use
smaller juries, like Trinidad and
Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize where the law pro-
vides for trial by juries com-
prised of nine pérsons for all
offences except for murder and
treason.

Jamaica and the Cayman
Islands have gone further by
reducing the size of their juries
in most trials to seven except in
trials for murder and treason,
and in the Cayman Islands, for
money laundering offences.

“There’s no magic to the 12-
person jury. Twelve man juries
came about completely by acci-
dent. Many studies have been
conducted, but still nobody can
tell us why we have 12-person
juries, except to guess that it
may have something to do with
the 12 apostles, or 12 tribes of
Israel or Solomon’s 12 officers,”
Mr Bannister said.

Currently, in all trials the
prosecutor and defence attor-

ney, can challenge 10 jurors

without giving any reason. This
Bill will change the law so that
in all trials except those for mur-
der or treason, the attorneys will
now be able to challenge only

seven jurors without giving a

reason for the challenges.
“This will mean that the
opportunity for attorneys to
arbitrarily challenge potential
jurors. and have them discharged

will be greatly decreased. Noth-.,

ing is more frustrating, than to
leave your job for a day to sit in
a court and’then when you are
finally selected to sit on a jury a
lawyer challenges you without
giving a reason, and you can no
longer sit on the jury. I am told



ad

that it’s a feeling that you have
wasted your whole day. So this a
positive development in the
law,” Mr Bannister said.
Reducing the number of
these types’ of challenges, the
government hopes, will decrease

‘delays in the jury selection

process, and will therefore
enhance the ability of the courts
to hear trials quicker and more
efficiently,

The third change, which this
Bill will bring into. law, is that
instead of requiring eight out of
12 jurors to give a verdict in cas-

es where. it is not possible for’

the defendant to be sentenced
to death if he is found guilty, it

_ will take only six out of the nine

jurors to come to a verdict.
This amendment does not
affect the ratio of jurors who

_ will be required to come to a

verdict. A verdict may be one
of guilty or not guilty, so this
change in the law will not give

“an advantage to the Prosecution

or to the defence.

The government also hopes
that requiring a majority verdict
of six out of nine rather than
eight out of 12 will ensure that
jury deliberations are more

dynamic, and will assist in
speeding up the decision making
process and the trial; thereby
again improving the efficiency
of the courts.

Lastly the Bill seeks to amend
the Juries Act so that where a

juror dies, becomes ill or fails -

to appear during a trial, the
judge will not, have to discharge
the jury, but will have the dis-

cretion to proceed with eight °

jurors.

Previously the law permitted
the Judge to proceed with 11
jurors, so this change is a natur-
al one, which reflects the change

in jury size from 12 to nine in

most cases.

The Constitution, Mr Baanis:
ter said, guarantees every per-
son who is charged with a crim-
inal offence a fair hearing with-
in a reasonable time by an inde-
pendent and impartial court
established by law.

The Constitution also guar-
antees that a person who is
charged before the Supreme
Court shall have a right to trial
by jury. This Bill, he said, in no
way derogates from these
important Constitutional provi-
sions.

Bahamians urged to take
responsibility for returning
vehicles rented in Florida

FROM page one

When a Bahamian is arrested, the Consulate General’s Office

assists family in locating the whereabouts of the incarcerated as well.

as renders consular support regarding the relevant court proceed-

ings.

“In each case, we are notified when family members call enquir-
ne. as to which correctional facility their loved one is detained

> the Consulate said.

"The Office advises Bahamians to always resume full responsibility
for the timely return and full payment for rental vehicles prior to

departure.

It further advises Bahamians travelling to the United States,
particularly during the holiday seasons, to ensure that their personal

belongings are secured.

“At no point should passports be left behind i in rental vehicles,”

the Consulate cautioned.

In the event of any “unfortunate eventuality”, Bahamians are
advised to contact the Bahamas Consulate General in Miami at tele-
phone numbers: 305-373-6295 or 305-373-6297.:

- The Bahamas Consulate General Miami is one of nine over-
seas offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — four in the Unit-
ed States, the High Commission in London and Ottawa and the
Embassies in Haiti, China and Cuba.

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60th murder of the year

FROM page one

yards away from his home, said
the police,

Sull in search of money, the
suspects re-entered the victim’s
home and demanded money from
his wife in front of their small
children. On finding no money in
the home, the three suspects fled
the scene on foot, Chief Supt
Hanna said.

Thé deceased, who leaves
behind three children and a wife,
is described by those who knew
him as a “hard-working” garden-
er who kept to himself. He was a
resident of the Fox Hill area for
11 years.

His 16-year-old daughter, sur-
rounded by bereaved friends and
family on the front porch of her
home, toid The Tribune of the
events leading up to her father’s

death.

“Twas sleeping and I heard one
shot.

“Then I heard my daddy
scream out for my mother. After
that all I know is the (suspects)
came in our house and say
‘Gimme the money! Gimme the
money!

“My mother tell them she ain’
had any money and then they ran
out.”

Still visibly upset from the
ordeal, she said she feared sleep-
ing in the same home where only
hours earlier her father was held
up and gunned down. She told
reporters she did not get a good
look at the men who killed her
father.

As police continue to search
for the suspects, neighbours spec-
ulate that the assailants lay in wait

FROM page one



iT ribune staff

ipé Major,

Fel

A FAMILY member holds the wife of vily Renoid while the victim was

removed from the scene.

for the victim before committing
the crime.

They pointed out two plastic
chairs and a bucket perched in
the backyard of the victim's
home, the area neighbours

believe*the men waited for their

prey to arrive,

Neighbours, who joined the
victim’s family to mourn his
“senseless” killing, told The Tri-
bune that this was the “first time”
a murder occurred in the nigh-
bourhood. Many also expressed
shock that the deceased was tar-
geted, saying he “never bothered
anybody.”

Despite stringent laws on gun
control.in The Bahamas, 61 per
cent of the murders committed
for the year have been as a result

of firearms, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest stat-
ed in the House of Assembly yes-
terday.

In an attempt to stem the rise
in violent crimes, the government
invited “stakeholders” in the
country to attend a Crime Sym-
posium in September to brain-
storm ideas to curb the disturbing
trend,

Authorities are also seeking the
whereabouts of two men
described as armed and danger-
ous, for the armed robbery and
shooting of a mother last week.
Doderick Charles Smith, 24, of
Yellow Elder Gardens, and
Travado Taylor, 19, of Derby
Road are wanted by police for
questioning,

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of the trial judge. Mr Munroe argued that the issue: of
sentencing guidelines is a matter for Parliament. He
submitted that judges have no statutory guidelines
that state what mitigating and aggravating citcum-
stances to consider while exercising their discretion.
Mr Munroe argued that the lack of specified criteria
would cause the imposition of the death penalty to be
considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Mr Munroe also argued that the judge had not giv-
en sufficient weight to the fact that Farrington had
confessed to the murder of Robins, led police to the
evidence and maintained his guilt.

He also argued that sufficient weighthad not been
given to Farrington’s mental state at the time of the
offence, the medical fact of the appellant’s personal-

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the inconsistencies in Farrington’s statements to the
two psychiatrists.

The court yesterday raised queries over the direc-
tion that the judge had given the jury in relation to
evidence of psychiatrists Dr Timothy Barrett and Dr
Michael Neville.

Director of Public prosecutions Bernard Turner
said that the judge had fully laid out the evidence of
Dr Barrett and Dr Neville. The justices of appeal
noted that while Dr Barrett had testified that Far-
rington did not suffer from an abnormality of the
mind, but had a maladaptive personality trait and
Dr Neville had testified that Farrington did suffer
from an abnormality of the mind. Justice Lorris Gan-
patsingh questioned how a man who returned to the

scene of a crime to pick the meat off the bones could

be considered to be of normal mind.

Mr Turner also argued that the manipulative per-
sonality trait does not méan that Farrington didnot
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National Youth

Forum launched
by government

THE Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture
launched its National Youth
Forum on Tuesday.

Youth representatives from
throughout Nassau and the
Family Islands were in atten-
dance.

The Forum, held at the Earl
Weech Auditorium of the Cal-
Bible Church, was
designed by the Ministry of
Youth to educate young
Bahamians about formulating,

promoting, implementing and

maintaining a national youth
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_ Programme moderator

Ambrosine Huyler highlighted |

youth policies currently being
employed in other countries
chrowehad the Common-
wealth.

‘Many of the African nations
analysed at the forum incorpo-
rate the ideas of young people
into public policy in a deliberate
attempt to recognise their
future leaders.

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Autherine Turnquest, Direc-
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group to examine the many fac-
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HUNDREDS of villagers
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liest volcanos, leaving refugee
centers Wednesday and return
ing to homes along its slopes to
tend to crops and animals, accord
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Mount Kelud, which has been
showing signs of increased activ:
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Tuesday, meaning scientists ,

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complaimiug they iad received no
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Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies School
of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas,
formerly the Clinical Training Programme Bahamas was
established on 27th May, 1997 by agreement between
the University of the West Indies and the Government
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

AND. WHEREAS, the Mission of the University of the
West Indies is to propel the economic, social, political
and cultural development of Vest Indian Society
through teaching, research, innovation, advisory and
community services and intellectual leadership;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the Faculties of Medical
Sciences is to recruit and train capable and committed
students as health care professionals who will be able
to meet the health needs of the people they serve, but
particularly those of the Caribbean, and who will strive
for professional excellence throughout their careers in
a constantly changing world;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the School of Clinical
Medicine and Research, The Bahamas, is also to
facilitate the improvement of the health of the people
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through clinical
research that will produce valuable knowledge for the
prevention and management of diseases, and the
formulation of health policies and programmes,

AND WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies
School of Clinical
Bahamas, has set aside a week to celebrate the lOth
Anniversary of the Medical Programme under the
theme “Improved Health in The Bahamas through
Teaching and Research - the University of the West
Indies 10 Years and Beyond’;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do
hereby proclaim the week beginning Sunday, 14th
October and ending on Saturday 20th October, 2007,
as UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES SCHOOL
OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH, THE
BAHAMAS, WEEK’.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF., |
have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this Sth day of
October, 2007.

ate ee

Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister

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| wish to congratulate the University of the
West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine
and Research, The Bahamas on achieving
the commendable milestone of 10 years as
an institution having positively influenced the
growth of tertiary education and training in
medicine in The Bahamas.

| wish to acknowledge the achievements of
the institution from its initial establishment in
1997 as the University of West Indies Clinical
Programme, Bahamas to your most recent
expansion in August, 2007 as the University of
the West Indies Schbol of Clinical Medicine and
Research, The Bahamas under the umbrella of
the University Centre located on UWI Mona
Campus in Jamaica. This initiative signals
a shift from a health care oriented system
to one inclusive of academia and research.
This expansion as an academic and research
institution inclusive of rena signifies the
emphasis placed by this institution on building
expertise with research and development as
cornerstones.

| would also like to congratulate Professor
Howard WV. panes! on his appointment as
Dean of The School and the UWI Coordinator
for The Bahamas. | wish to applaud the work of
Directors, Faculty and staff, past and present
who were instrumental in guiding this institution
through the stages to its present designation.
Your dedication and untiring efforts in time and
talent must be acknowledged. |-have eve
confidence that you and your competent sta
will continue to play an active and important
role in the direction and future achievements
of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Research.

Congratulations on an in part the
Mission of the University of the \/est Indies,
which is “To propel the economic, social,
olitical and cultural development of West
ndian Socieh Uiteughy teaching, research,
innovation, advisory and community services
and intellectual leadership.” | anticipate that
the evolvement of the Clinical Programme to
the School of Clinical Medicine and Research
will certainly propel the development of The
Bahamas through teaching, research and
innovation.

The Honourable Dr.Hubert A.Minnis, M.P

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 23

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MESSAGE FROM VICE CHANCELLOR OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

I extend warmest congratulations to the Dean. and
staff of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Researclyin The Bahamas on the occasion of the tenth |
annivers..ty of the School. In 1997, the UWI made 1
a decision to expand its clinical teaching facilities to
The Bahamas. The then, UWI Clinical Programme
Bahamas, began with sixty-three students, fifty from
India and thirteen Caribbean nationals. To date, more
than two hundred students have graduated from this
programme, This year our enrolment comprises
sixty undergraduate students and thirty-three students
enrolled in postgraduate programmes, most of whom
are from The Bahamas and the Caribbean. I wish
them the very best in their studies.

The School is an excellent example of partnership
between the UWI and our contributing governments,
in this case the Government of The Bahamas.
Administrative and teaching facilities are provided
by the Government of The Bahamas on the Princess
Margaret Hospital compound and they also provide
human and other resources to support the School.
This support is pivotal to the success of our
programmes and my heartfelt thanks are extended
to the Government of the Bahamas for their ongoing
support. <
Leadership of the School has been of the highest
calibre beginning with Professor K. Alan Butler
in 1997, through Professor Renn Holness and Dr.
Anthony Regis to the current Dean of the School,
Professor Howard Spencer who also served as Acting
Director in the early years. Professor Spencer is
also overall Coordinator of all the UWI programmes
currently being delivered in The Bahamas. Together
with a dedicated staff consisting of full time
Lecturers, Clinical Tutors, Associate Lecturers and
Administrative staff, our leadership has delivered on
the mission of the UWI to advance the development |
of our Caribbean region through our teaching and
research.

There is a very exciting week of activities planned
for the Anniversary and I wish the Dean, statf
and students the very best as they celebrate thei |
achievements and plan for even more in the future.

E. Nigel Harris
Vice Chancellor





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Her day began in biblical
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Cairo.

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ing “gives us a lot of trust and
confidence” about American
intentions for the conference,
though he cautioned that
preparations to hammer out
the agenda could take more
time.

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conference should be put off
if a strong deal is not
reached. “We have to go into
the meeting ready to launch
negotiations. If we need
more time to achieve that
objective, so be it. If we are
short of time, let’s extend the
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possibility of a slam. Partner does
not have to bid again. He continues
forward with values that justify
exploring for slam opposite respon-
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2. Three hearts. The jump-shift
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forces opener to bid again (with a 40.
partscore, parter would not have to
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spades. If partner bids again over two
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THURSDAY,
OCT 78

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20
Someone you care about is acting
strangely and you need to get to the
bottom of what is bugging this per-
son. It may take a while, but you’ll
find a resolution.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

In order to achieve great things you _

need to take risks, Taurus. This is
definitely the week for risk-taking.
You may not be immediately happy
with the results, but hang in there.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
There’s a side of you that loves
order. but the other side thrives on
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Libya joins UN Security Council a year after

removal from US list of terrorism sponsors

@ UNITED NATIONS

LIBYA — a former pariah
state condemned by the U.S.
as a sponsor of terrorism —
won a seat on the U.N. Secu-
rity Council Tuesday without
opposition from the Bush
administration, according to
Associated Press.

The U.S. decision not to
support a rival African coun-
try for the seat angered fami-
lies of victims of the 1988
bombing of.Pan Am Flight
103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
some of whom watched the
vote in the U.N. General
Assembly from the visitors
gallery. They said the United

- States should have done more
to prevent Libya from getting
a seat on the U.N.’s most pow-
erful body.

Dan Cohen of Cape May
Court House, N.J., who lost
his 20-year-old daughter
Theodora, said the vast major-
ity of Lockerbie victims were
Americans. Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi “has more
American blood on his hands
than any other surviving dic-
tator in the world,” he said.

“Tt is a disgrace that the
United States would not even
put up a fight and try to defeat
Libya,” he said. “America just

_ hasn’t stood up on this issue at
all. ... And the Libyan gov-
ernment is working diligently
to get the one person convict-
ed in this case out of jail in

Scotland.”

Just over a year ago, the
U.S. removed the African
nation from the list of state
sponsors of terrorism.

The U.S. had regarded
Libya as a pariah state for
decades after Gadhafi came
to power in a 1969 coup and
turned his country against the
West. It was the target of U.S.
airstrikes in 1986, and subjeci
to sanctions.

Libya was blamed for the
Lockerbie bombing as well as
a West Berlin disco bombing
that killed two American sol-
diers in 1986. The U.S.
accused the country of spon-
soring terrorist groups from
the Irish Republican Army to
Palestinian factions and of
undermining pro-Western
sovernments in Africa.

In 2003, Libya officially
accepted responsibility for the
Lockerbie bombing and
reached a $2.7 billion settle-
ment with families of the vic-

tims. The next year, it paid -
$170 million compensation to .

the families of the 170 victims
of a 1989 bombing of a French
passenger jet.

Relations between Wash-
ington and Tripoli have
’ improved since Libya’s sur-
prise decision in the wake of
the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in
2003 to dismantle its clandes-
tine nuclear weapons program
under international inspection.

The Bush administration
said in May 2006 that it was
resuming regular diplomatic
- relations with Libya for the
first time in more than a quar-
ter-century.

“The world changes,” U.S.
deputy ambassador to the
U.N. Alejandro Wolff told
reporters when asked about
Libya joining the council. _

He did not reveal whether
the. U.S. voted for or against
Libya, saying the U.S. does
not disclose that information.

Wolff took note of the fam-
ihes of Lockerbie victims who
watched the vote from the vis-
itors gallery.

“Their presence was felt
here today. I felt it and I know
other delegations felt it,” he
said.

21-year-old daughter Beth
Ann, complained that Libya
still owes the families $2 mil-
ion apiece as part of a settle-
ment it made with the U.S.
The families have already
received $8 million each, said
Johnson, who chairs the group
“Victims of Pan Am 103,”
representing families of about
160 of the 270 victims.

“We really felt let down
when the State. Department
didn’t make the objections it
has in the past,” Johnson said.
“The U.S. allowed (Libya) off
the hook even though for
some reason Libya decided it

Glenn Johnson, who lost is



“It means I
can say we are
back to the
international
community,
that all the
problems we
have faced in
the past are
now behind

us.”



Libya’s U.N.

ambassador,

Giadalla Ettalhi

didn’t have to take the last
step of the agreement. We
can’t understand it.”

In 2000 the United States

successfully blocked Sudan’s’

bid for a council seat, and
Washington’s candidate, Mau-
ritius, won. But in 2005, the
U.S. backed Nicaragua and
Peru won. This year, Wash-
ington did not back a cand}:
date against Libya.

Wolff said the U.S. is pur-
suing the compensation issue
bilaterally with the Libyan
government and will contin-

‘ue to do so.

Libya’s U.N. ambassador,
Giadalla Ettalhi, said the
country received 178 “yes”
votes in the 192-member Gen-
eral Assembly.

“Tt means I can say we are
back to the international com-
munity, that all the problems
we have faced in the past are
now behind us,” he told
reporters. “I think our rela-
tions with the U.S. nowadays
are back to normal ... and I
think they have not worked
against our candidacy. We are
sure about that.

“We have fulfilled com-
pletely our agreement with the
Lockerbie people,” he added.

Libya was elected to a two-
year term starting Jan. 1. It
will join the council along with
another former U.S. enemy,
Vietnam.

The U.S. restored diplo-
matic ties with Vietnam in
1995 — 20 years after the end

of the Vietnam War — and is.

now the country’s largest trad-
ing partner.

Burkina Faso was also elect-
ed with no opposition. Croat-
ia and Costa Rica won seats
on the third ballot after their
opponents, the Czech Repub-
lic and the Dominican Repub-
lic, dropped out after two
rounds of secret balloting.

Ten of the council’s 15 seats
are filled for two-year stretch-

.es. The other five are occu-
pied by its veto-wielding per-,

manent members: Britain,
China, France, Russia and the
United States.

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overnight that we should have been doing over the last 30 years’ by trade regimes
-* ‘Sun, sand and sea’ and banking confidentiality no longer will drive key industries
* Reliance on real estate-driven stamp duties for revenue rises ‘not sustainable’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas’ tradition-
al reliance on ‘sun, sand
and sea’ and banking
confidentiality to drive
its tourism and financial
services industries “will not cut it any
more”, a senior accountant told The
Tribune yesterday, warning that rules-
based trading systems might force this
nation “to do things overnight that
we should have been doing over the
last 30 years”.
' Raymond Winder, managing part-
ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas)
and the Trade Commission’s deputy
chairman, backed yesterday’s Tribune
Business lead story by saying there
was “no question” that the way busi-
ness was done in this nation, and the
regulatory, policy and legal frame-
work governing it, would be ‘totally
transformed’, profoundly impacting
the lives of every Bahamian resident
and citizen. ,

“We've been lagging in some areas
and we haven’t been following global
best practices,” Mr Winder told The
Tribune.

' “Clearly, now, from a competitive-
ness point of view, we are going to
find ourselves in a situation where
the Bahamian-owned businesses are
going to be swallowed up by other
major Caribbean businesses that have
been preparing themselves globally.”

Bahamian law and the exchange

‘control regime, Mr Winder said,

St Georges want
Hayward to sell *~
stake for $100m &

which imposes a premium on curren- :

cy going out of the Bahamas for
investment purposes, had acted as a
barrier to Bahamian-owned firms
looking beyond these borders and
expanding internationally.

Few had, or had attempted, to
move into the wider Caribbean,
although many regional firms had
come to the Bahamas. Bahamian-
owned companies have tended to only
focus domestically, with the National
Investment policy, which reserves
areas such as real estate, construction
and retail and wholesale for Bahami-
an-owned businesses only, encourag-
ing the feeling that firms will always
be protected from overseas competi-
tion. ;

Rules-based trading systems, such,

as the World Trade Organisation
(WTO), and others that flow from it
such as the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU), will transform suchi
Bahamian protectionist regime, with
their demands for market access by
foreign-owned companies and equal
treatment for those firms.
“Domestic Bahamian businesses
will be severely challenged from the
standpoint of being competitive in

the Caribbean; forget globally,” Mr -

Winder said, adding that the Bahamas
had to find ways to build critical mass
in Bahamian-owned companies and
make them competitive internation-
ally.

Saying the Bahamas had focused
too much on attracting foreign direct



Raymond Winder -

investment and the well-being of for-
eign-owned businesses, Mr Winder

‘added: “We have not paid any atten-

tion to developing, nurturing, growing
and allowing Bahamian businesses to
become more global. Our laws. pre-
vent Bahamian businesses from
becoming global.

“We may find ourselves in a situa-
tion where we have to do things
overnight that we should have been
doing over the last 30 years.

“We've taken care of foreign busi-
nesses, but have forgotten to take
care of Bahamian businesses: Our

are?

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
’ Tribune Business Editor

THE late Edward St
George’s estate is seeking a
Supreme Court order that Sir
Jack Hayward’s stake in the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) and Port Group
Ltd be sold to it for $100 mil-
lion, as this is the price he and
the Hayward trust trustees
have allegedly agreed with the
Fleming Group.

An affidavit .sworn by
Anthea Parris-Whittaker, an
associate with Callender’s &

Co, said the estate was now .

_ applying to further amend its
initial originating summons,
which was seeking a court

“.. order compelling Sir Jack and

the trustees of Seashells Invest-
ments, which holds his inter-

est in Intercontinental Diver-—

‘sified Corporation (IDC), the

~~ GBPA and Port Group Ltd

parent, to séll his 50 per cent

~ stake to them.

Saying that it was “clear
there is a complete breakdown
..between the Hayward and St
George interests, and -there-
fore one shareholder would

have to buy out the other”, Ms

Parris-Whittaker:said the
estate believed Sir Jack and his
‘trust’s trustees “have agreed
to sell the Hayward shares to a

‘third party, namely the Flem-

Price based upon
alleged offer from
Fleming Group, as-
Sir Jack appeals
50/50 verdict and —
_ estate alleges
PharmaChem
documents
support its case’.

ing Group, at a price of $100
million”.

The affidavit details an
alleged September 13, 2007,
meeting between Lady Henri-
etta St George and Rod Flem-
ing and Geoffrey Richards, of
the Fleming Group.

“During the course of that
meeting, Mr Fleming and Mr
Richards informed Lady Hen-
rietta St George that Hayward.
and the trustees of the Hay-
ward trust had already entered
an agreement to sell the Hay-
ward shares to the Fleming
Group,” Ms Parris-Whittaker

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laws have prevented Bahamian busi-

nesses from doing what they need to

do.” '

To compete, Mr-Winder said the
Bahamas had to identify niche mar-
kets where it could excel and develop
stand-out products in areas such as
financial services that no other coun-
try had.

He pointed out that in the case of
FirstCaribbean International Bank,
while the Bahamas and Turks &
Caicos Islands accounted for 60 per
cent of its business, the bank’s head-
quarters were in Barbados. This is
largely thought to be because Barba-
dos has a double taxation treaty with
Canada, meaning that dividends
remitted to FirstCaribbean’s Canadi-
an majority shareholder, CIBC, are
taxed at the lower Barbadian rate
rather than the higher Canadian rate.

“From the standpoint of trade, we

“need to come up with some niche,

alternative legislation or product that
is germane to the Bahamas,” Mr
Winder said. :

“Barbados has tax treaties with 30
countries in the world. Barbados is a
serious competitor in financial ser-
vices for the Bahamas.

“We have done nothing but rely on
confidentiality and ‘sun; sand and sea’.
These things will not cut it for the
Bahamas any more.”

Mr Winder added that, with the
ever-increasing reliance on foreign
direct investment to drive the
Bahamian economy: “We find our-

selves in a situation where to attract .



foreign investment we have to give
away too much in concessions. I am
delighted that the Government is
reviewing this. :

“In terms of government revenues,
we cannot rely on generating huge

‘amounts of stamp tax by selling the

country. That is not sustainable.”

Mr Winder questioned whether the,
Government had a sustainable tax
base to fund itself, given the increased
reliance on stamp duty from real
estate transactions. ;

The Government’s 2007-2008 Bud-
get forecast has projected that rev-
enues will rise by $150.015 million
compared to the previous fiscal year;
rising from -$1.168 million to $1.318
million. 1

Some 72.9 per cent or $109.343 mil-
lion of that revenue increase is due to
come from Stamp Duty.

Of that Stamp Duty increase, some
46.6 per cent of the increase or $50.93
million is projected to come from
duties imposed on real estate trans-
actions valued at $250,000 or more.

“How many Bahamian businesses
think about becoming Caribbean or

global players,” Mr Winder asked.

“The reality is that we live in a glob-
al world, and if we are not participat-
ing we will suffer, because of it. We |
will find that our standing and credi-
bility in the region as a leader Is
diminished over a period of time.”

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Government willing
to support the BTVI’s
building programme

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Government is “will-
ing to put some financing”
towards the construction edu-
cation programme at the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute (BTVI), the
Bahamian Contractors. Asso-
ciation’s (BCA) president told
The Tribune, an initiative that
has taken in almost 170 stu-
dents for the first session.

Stephen Wrinkle said Earl
Deveaux, the minister of works
and transport, had indicated
the Government would place
some funding towards the con-
struction education pro-
gramme at BTVI, which the
BCA chairs, during a recent
meeting with Association exec-
utives.

Mr Wrinkle said of the pro-
gramme: “It’s going very well.
We’ve got almost 170 students
in the first 15-week session.
In 15 weeks, we will deliver
Grade One tradesmen to the
construction sites.”

The BTVI course offers nine
trades, such as carpentry,
masonry, plumbing and tile
laying. The BCA president
added: “Once they have fin-
ished the course, the BCA gets
a placement for them. They go
into the field and come back
once a week for further edu-
cation. The aim is to get them
all the way up to journeymen.”



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Mr Wrinkle said the BCA
was hoping that the draft Con-
tractors Bill, which is currently
with the Attorney General’s
Office, would provide a mea-
sure of protection for Bahami-
an contractors when it came to
competing for contacts with
foreign rivals. . ce

The Bill, as currently ciatt-



ed, would require all Bahami-.

an contractors seeking and

contracting for work with the |

public to be licensed and pos-
sess a valid licence before. they
could apply for building per-
mits on various projects:

As foreign contractors would

not be licensed ‘in the
Bahamas,
unable to obtain the necessary

building permits, forcing them

to partner and joint venture »

with Bahamian companies
rather than take all the busi-
ness for themselves.

Mr Wrinkle said: “There will.

be no way to contract some-
one from outside the country
and just give them the job. This
Bill would protect qualified
Bahamian contractors from
that happening.

“We will then be in a posi-
tion to joint venture on larger
projects. Foreign contractors
will have to partner with
Bahamian contractors who can
do the scope of the work. That
is the BCA’s goal.”

This, Mr Wrinkle said,
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major infrastructure such as.
offices, with major overheads
and costs to pay.

In addition, the BCA is als«
looking at situations where for

’ eign contractors come in here

without having any Immigra-
tion status, or set up their own
businesses and start contract-
ing for work without having
any permanent residency or
citizenship. |

To protect Bahamian con-
tractors from foreign rivals, or
those fronted by Bahamians
the Business Licence Act was

amended to require overseas
firms operating in the Bahamas

to pay, 1 per cent of the valué

‘of each contract to the Govy-

ernment prior to the job’s com-
pletion.

Yet while Bahamian con-
tractors. only have to pay 0.5
per cent of the value of each
contract to the Government,
and do this after work is fin-
ished, Mr Wrinkle said there
was no way to monitor its
effectiveness.

Foreign contractors can bor.
row at 3 per cent interest rates.
compared to 8-9 per cent inter
est rates in the Bahamas, and
also find it easier to obtain per
formance bonds.

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Confusion on Fair

Labour Exceptions
Order’s status

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor





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A TRADE union leader and

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Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act is still
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eration’s (BECon) president,
‘Brian Nutt, by arguing that the
Exceptions Order was stilk in
force despite the fact that the

Fair Labour Standards Act had »

been repealed and replaced by
the Employment Act 2001.

Commenting on the employ-
ers’ recommendation that the
Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act be rein-
stated, Mr Ferguson said:
“What I find unusual is that
the Exceptions Order is still
the law in the Bahamas. I think
there is a misunderstanding
about the application of that
particular provision. That pro-
vision was not repealed.

“Tt is my understanding that

the Exceptions Order was not »

repealed, and I think the
employer is taking the view
that it was, indeed, repealed.
It is not certain that is the cor-
rect position.

“In my practice as a labour
lawyer, I have accepted that
the Exceptions Order is very
much in operation. I don't
think they will succeed in mak-

ing that case to the joint labour.
fo. 1m. My position is that it is.

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Mr Ferguson added: “I am
not clear where Mr Nutt is
coming from. I think that if
they took some legal advice on
that, they may find they are
going after something in oper-

ation today. I have accepted’

that provision was not
repealed.”

The Fair Labour Standards
Act was repealed in 2001 when
the Employment Act was

passed by Parliament during

the former Ingraham adminis-
tration: Yet the Exceptions
Order that had been attached
to it appeared to disappear into
a ‘black hole’, as it was

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the Employment Act, while
others argued that it must have
been repealed when the Fair
Labour Standards Act was
repealed.

Mr Nutt said he agreed with

‘the second take, adding: “My
- personal feeling is that if there

is no Fair Labour Standards
Act, how can the Fair Labour
Standards Exceptions Order
still exist?”

The Exceptions Order to the

Fair Labour Standards Act

exempted specific worker cat-
egories from certain provisions
in the Act, such as the stan-
dard hours of work and « over-
time pay.

As part of their Se apOked
package of amendments to the
Employment Act, which will
be discussed at the upcoming
October 22 conference that
also involves Bahamian goy-
ernment and trade union rep-
resentatives, employers are
urging that the Exceptions
Order be reinstated as part of
the Act to exempt supervisory
and managerial staff from the

SEE page 9

2007

No.000177

THE QUIBTING TITLES ACT, 1969

i

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the —
Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of-

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and occupied by the late’
Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the Settlement of Hope Town on the
Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little Guana Cay one of the Cays in the Abaco chain of
Cays in the Commonw ealth of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is
bounded NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and Eighty
Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said
Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Michael Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine and
Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane and running thereon
Two and Seven and Fifty-one Hundredths (207.51) feet WESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of the Johnson Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and Twenty-
two Hundredths (63.22) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon Twenty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land. now or formerly the
property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon Twenty-eight and Fighty-eight
Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Edwards
Stanley Malone and running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running thereon Sixteen
(16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said David George
Russell and running theron Forty-six (46) feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (78) feet

AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393

\

AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF

‘GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

4

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claims to be the owner of the

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fee: simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and
the Petitioner has made. application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and. extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -



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a claim not recognized in the said Petition shall on or before the 30th November, A.D, 2007
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 80th day of November, A.D,
2007 will operate as a bar to such claim.

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the breadth of reforms that the
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The 2005 draft Memoran-
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legal regime and enforcement”
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trademarks, industrial proper-
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cal indications and trade
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laws to deal with regimes such
as. Rules of Origin, Anti-
Dumping, Countervailing
Duties, and Safeguards.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 5B



‘Something
needs to be
done’ on NIB

‘But government still
reviewing possible
measures, and unsure
of likely course yet

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Goverment is still .

reviewing the measures neces-
sary to ensure the stability of
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), the minister responsi-

"ble told The Tribune, although
he was unable to yet say if that
would include an increase in
NIB contributions.

Kenneth Russell, the minis-
ter of housing and national
insurance, said the Govern-
ment was currently in the
process of reviewing NIB’s

contributions, wages ceiling ©

and benefits.

He added that once this was
done, a decision would have
to be made on the best way
forward, although he was
unable to say whether or not
that would include an increase
in contribution rates. ,

Mr Russell acknowledged
‘that the Government was also
closely examining -NIB’s
administrative costs, given the
fact that at present they stand
at 25 per cent, among the high-
est in the Caribbean for social
security systems.

“Something needs to be
done, but I really cannot say
if that would include eliminat-

ing persons because that would”

fall under the responsibility of

the chairman,” Mr Russell

said. ; ,
‘A further concern with



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NIB’s sustainability is the need
for self employed persons to
be up-to-date with their con-
tributions. They have only

managed about 25 per cent ©

compliance withe their contri-
bution payments in the past.
“T really think that they need
to think about the impact their
contributions will have on
them when they get older or
sick,” Mr Russell said. “‘ But
something needs to be done
and we are developing a mar-

keting campaign to encourage.

them. to make their payments
in full and on time.”

Last month Lennox McCart-
ney, NIB ‘s director, said the
Government will have to

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of its $1.3 billion reserve fund
that is projected for 2029 could

be experienced as early as’

2014-2015.

Mr McCartney also said that
in some cases, the benefits pay-
ments were too generous, par-
ticularly for Bahamian workers
who have only worked and
contributed for a short time
before getting benefits.

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* Successfully completed high school, with C+ or above in all major subjects.
e Excellent communications and administrative skills

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A.F. Adderley Class of 1986 Gives Back

The A.F. Adderley class of 1986 celebrated their high school twentieth year reunion with a
banquet a Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel. Part proceeds of the funds were used to donate four
dell computers to A. F. Adderley Junior High School.










° Coordinate and review all legal documentation on behalf
of FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited.










-¢ Provide legal advice on a broad range of complex issues
or in specialized areas of the law to the internal client
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Assist with the standardization of all legal documentation
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FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL

TRIBUNE,
October 18th, 2007

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES :

Eleuthera Island Shores
Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
BLOCK NO. 45,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having
an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in
block. 45, Section “E” in the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity
of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of

° x es Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately



14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the .

upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is

approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor-area. All utilities:

and services available. ;

Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.



LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM
SUBDIVISION.

All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq. ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm
| Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen

: and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain

linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $197,107.60
. Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.





LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq.
ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as
Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision
situated in the Western District of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a
single structure comprising of a single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space. The residence
comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2
bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen,
utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
The yard is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.00

Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is
located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.







Must Sell Lot No. 597
Melvern Road Yellow Elder Gardens

All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq ft, being
lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known as
Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 26 yr old single famil
residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft
of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including .
master bedroom, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room,
kitchen.and utility room. The residence.also consists

_ of a front porch and two patios.



The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including

_ driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

Appraisal: $133,395.00 :
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the ae center road, follow the road to the left. the subject
property is the 5th property left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yellow.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
. the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
| acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26
ft, plus 50 x 22 fi., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock
“ and the floors of viny! tiles.



Appraisal: $265,225.00



HAMILLON'S, LONG.
ISLAND

j All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated in the settlement
of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547
sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8
ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and

telephone.
- Appraisal: $112,000.00.

The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway

"VACANT PROPERTIES | wie

Investment Opportunity - Must Sell

~ Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq ft, being Lot No.20 biock 1 unit 3 of the subdivision: known and designated
as fortune point subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning witharectangle shape. ,

Appraisal: $38,000.00

‘Investment Opportunity - Must Sell - Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision

known as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district

of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00:
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead

end. The property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.





Island Harbour Beach, Exuma -

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Isl
Exuma Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The prope
Appraisal:

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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

and Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little
also has a commanding view of the ocean.

0,000.00



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one
of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No, 11B
and running thereon for.a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot.No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said
Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately
50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00



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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly
the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon tor a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; wesiwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a

- topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.



APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA



All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, and is bounded arid abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now
of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30° wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128
hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land.now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance ot 399.955 hundreath ft. This property having an area of approximately
44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about
two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Gomrnonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft: southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and
running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography »

of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 e email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851

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






5 con-sisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
* square feet and
second floor area of
. 735 square feet. The

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building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and dining areas.

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

SANDYPORT . Appraisal: $300,000.00

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



-No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision ‘known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District

on’ the island of New
Providence.

Located on the = subject
property is a newly
constructed single story
structure comprising 6,000



- feet of living space with a
three Car Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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| LOT No. 17 ALLEN’S DRIVE
‘CARMICHAEL ROAD

Appraisal: $171,000.00









building

of
ij approximately 1,512
square feet of
enclosed living space
which includes, two -
2 bedrooms and 1



; bathroom, kitchen,
Been teres living/dining room
i Da I on ea eine sees ous apartment.
Ventilation is by walled units air-condition units located in the

bedrooms.

Directions to property: Take the corner North of Golden Gates Assembly,
Allen’s Drive, follow the bend. The subject property is on the right
shortly after passing the bend, aquamarine trimmed deep green.

FREEPORT

FAIRWAY MANOR

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CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00





Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian North

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY





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The subject property.





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 7

FREEPORT

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 1, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00

Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape. :

FAMILY ISLANDS

ABACO Appraisal: $108,000.00

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN ,
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.

ay

a The property is 89 x 100 ft

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

kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much
attention. i



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EXUMA

DUPLEX IN LOT 6625
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA

Trapezium shaped lot 35
ft. above sea _ level
.comprising 10,000 sq. ft.
Situated thereon is a 10-
year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath,
kitchen, living/dining
area" and . porch.
(Building is in need of
repairs).

Appraisal: $170,000.00

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EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION

The subject property is located
on Kingway Road and is
developed with an area of
20,000 square feet. Situated
thereon is a_ residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet
-of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2











|/ baths, with laundry and _ utility
spaces and a two bedroom one
bath guest cottage of 600
square feet. The property is
picket

: = fenced with white
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT ;
ELEUTHERA. Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that. piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.

TO VIEW PROPERTIES
GO TO: |

www.stopnshopbahamas.com
Click on “Real Estate Mall”.
Click on Doorway

. “Enter Online Store”



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com

or
PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Fax: 356-3851 - send bids to P. O. Box N-7518_Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas



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All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq, ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune


























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Do a BUSINESS ee
Confusion on Fair Labour

Exceptions Order’s status

FROM page 3

provisions relating to overtime
pay and standard hours of
work. :
As before, BECon and
Bahamian employers are rec-
ommending that any Excep-
tions Order to the Employ-
ment Act exclude supervisory
and managerial staff from the
standard hours of work and
overtime pay aspects, since
they are expected to be on call
and work as and when
required by their companies.
A second group of employ-
ees who employers are recom-
mending be included under an
Exceptions Order, and be
excepted from the standard
hours of work, day off and

overtime pay provisions in the

Employment Act, are the
spouses of employers, charity
workers, seamen and com-
mercial fishermen, farm work-
ers, ministers of religion and
Defence Force and police offi-
cers.

Difference

Mr Nutt, though, said one
difference between the cur-
rent recommendation as it
applied to supervisory and
managerial staff was that it
did not deal with minimum
wages, unlike the Fair Labour
Standards Act. This was
because minimum wages
were now dealt with sepa-
rately under the Minimum
Wage Act, unlike previously.

Mr Nutt said: “In essence,
we're looking at two schedules

of employment. Oiie is exemp-
tions from the standard tours
of work and overtime tor maz-
agers and supervisois in the
first schedule. Tne second
schedule is for exemptions
from the standard hours of
work, day off and overtime.”
Bahamian employers had
also previously sought. to
include a third category of
employees under the pro-
posed Employment Act
Exceptions Order, namely
salesmen, agents and repre-
sentatives and contract work-
ers who received their wages
as commission payments:
However, Mr Nutt said
BECon took this out because it
was felt such persons were
actually self-employed, and
that no employer/emplovee
relationship existed.

RESORT REAL ESTATE SALES PROF ESSIONAL :

The developer of a prestigious oceanfront residential development on
Grand Bahama is seeking persons with the following
experience, qualifications and expertise:

* Must havea minimum of five years sales experience-but willing to learn from aii

industry leader

* Must have two years experience selling high-end homes

¢ Knowledge of the Caribbean, United Kingdom and United States markets very

useful

¢ Computer skills necessary to operate a customer relation management system

required

-

* Needs to possess excellent verbal and written skills and professional appearance
* Individual must be a team player and able to work with all levels of management
° ‘Two years of successful post secondary courses required

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A

“COMMUNITY MINI-HEALTH FAIR”

at

Flamingo Gardens Clinic

Department of Public Health,
Ministry of Health & Social —
Development —
On: |
ctober 18, 2007 at 6:

Vacancy For The Position Of:

SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER,
| CREDIT RISK

Core responsibilities:

Acts as Relationship Manager to high net worth clientele by
liaising with clients to determine needs and resolve issues,
providing answers and communication wherever necessary.
Performs maintenance and records management on existing
portfolios by liaising with attorneys and insurance companies to
prepare legal documents or obtain security.

Performs constant follow up on delinquent and watch-list accounts,
and institutes proper procedures regarding the collections of bad
and doubtful ones.

Advises the Credit Risk Consultant of any issues that may have
a material effect on the credit portfolio.

_ Prepares credit proposals by conducting comprehensive financial
and non-financial analysis, collecting and checking required
documents.

As lending cap varies, designs and implements marketing initiatives
aimed at attracting targeted business accounts. ©

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of banking experience.
Strong accounting and financial skills to analyze financial
statements.

Strong analytical capabilities to assess and make reasoned
judgments on the viability of a credit candidate.

Detailed knowledge of business operations in many industries to
analyze credit worthiness, economic and statistical theory, and
to understand banking activity and business trends.

Core knowledge of specific legal documents to ensure security
1s legitimate. —

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 October joth, 2007 to:

DA14102
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas:



THE TRIBUNE



OES ee aa ee
Oil prices strike a new

& By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil |

prices surged to a new record
of $89 a barrel Wednesday
after Turkey’s parliament
authorised an incursion into
northern Iraq in search of Kur-
dish rebels.

The vote overshadowed .a
United States government
report that crude oil and gaso-
line inventories overall rose
more than expected last week.
But prices did draw some sup-

port from a 200,000 barrel .

decline in inventories at the
closely-watched New York
Mercantile Exchange delivery
terminal in Cushing, Okla-
homa.

Light, sweet crude for
November delivery rose $1.09
to $88.69 a barrel on the

Nymex after rising to a record
~ $89 earlier.

Oil prices initially fell after
the Energy Information
Administration reported that

crude inventories rose by 1.8
million barrels during the week
ended October 12, more than
the one million barrel increase

analysts surveyed by Dow

Jones Newswires, on average,
had expected:

But prices reversed course
and rose after the Turkish par-
liament vote. Traders worry
that any escalation in the con-
flict between the Kurds and
Turkey will cut oil supplies
from northern Iraq. Despite

the decision, Turkey’s govern-.

ment said an incursion into
Iraq isn’t imminent.

The EIA also reported that
gasoline supplies rose by 2.8
million barrels last week, near-
ly triple analyst expectations
for a one million barrel
increase. November gasoline
rose 0.43 cent to $2.178 a gal-
lon on the Nymex.

Distillates, which include
heating oil and diesel fuel, rose

‘by one million barrels last

week, the EIA said. Analysts
had expected distillate supplies

Legal Notice

NOTICE

HAMMERSON LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HAMMERSON LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th October, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 18th day of October, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

EQUITY SIDE

NOTICE

record of $89 a barrel

to fall by 400,000 barrels.
November heating oil rose 0.98
cent to $2.3485 a gallon on the
Nymex.

In other Nymex trading, nat-
ural gas futures rose 11.2 cents
to $7.479 per 1,000 cubic feet.
In London, December Brent
crude fell 43 cents to $83.12 a

‘barrel on the ICE Futures

exchange.

The EIA also reported that
refinery activity fell last week
by 0.5 percentage point to 87.3
per cent of capacity. Analysts.
had expected refinery utiliza-
tion to grow by 0.4 percentage
point.

Crude imports jumped last
week by an average of 539,000
barrels a day, while imports of
gasoline fell by 230,000 barrels
a day on average.

Demand for gasoline rose by
about 53,000 barrels last week,
but is off 0.5 per cent over the
past four weeks, the EIA said.

Many analysts said the
report strongly counters a mar-
ket perception in recent days
that oil supplies are falling as
demand is growing. Reports
by. the Energy Department, the
International Energy Agency
and the Organisation of Petro-
leum Exporting Countries over
the past week have all sup-
ported that belief.

“Inventories are rising, not

. falling,” said Tim Evans, an

analyst at Citigroup Inc. in
New York. “Demand is falling,
not rising.”

Many analysts believe spec-
ulative investing is the real cul-
prit behind higher prices.
Traders see technical signs in
the differences between cur-
rent and future oil contracts
that suggest money continues
to be plowed into oil futures.
And those signals precipitate
new buying, which pushes
prices even higher.

“T think the market has been
trading on momentum,” said
Antoine Halff, head of ener-
gy research at Fimat USA.
EEG:

2007
No.000177

.

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour
of the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of:

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and
occupied by the late Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little
Guana Cay one ofthe Cays inthe Abaco chain of Cays inthe Commonwealth
of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is bounded
NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and
Eighty Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty
(50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the BCR Srey of Michael
Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine
and Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane
and running thereon Two and Seven and Fifty-one Hundredths (207.51)
feet WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the Johnson
Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and enty-two Hundredths
(63.22) feet NORTHWARDLY Byaene now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon enty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon
Twenty-eight and Eighty-eight Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of Edwards Stanley Malone and
running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY by
land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running
thereon Sixteen (16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now. or formerly the

roperty of the said David George Russell and unnne theron Forty-six
46 feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the
said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (73) feet

AND»
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393 |
AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claims to be the
owner of the fee simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared,.a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions ofthe said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau,-
Bahamas. | ;

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an
adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said \Petition shall on or before
the 30% November, A.D. 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified
by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve
a Statement of Claim on or before the 30‘ day of November, A.D. 2007 will
operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
, Hquen Bouse : |
ul ouse
Mount Royal Avene. North (Hawkins Hill),

assau, Bahamas. »





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BAHAMAS

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*- 30 June 2007

*- 30 September 2007

*-~31 July 2007





told during a telephone con-
versation with Rod Fleming
during the first week of Octo-
ber that Fleming had acquired
the Hayward family stake in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd.

“It appears..... that the Hay-

‘ward interests have agreed to

sell their shares in IDC, Port
Group Ltd and the GBPA for
$100 million,” Ms Parris- Whit-
taker alleged. “The plaintiffs
therefore seek leave to amend
their Originating Summons to
seek an order that, rather than
selling to a third party for $100
million, the Hayward shares

should be sold to the plaintiffs

for the same sum.
“Since it is clear that this is

- the value placed by the Hay-
- ward interest on the Hayward

shares, such an order would
allow the Haywards to obtain
the value they seek and avoid
the need for a further lengthy
valuation process, thus bring-
ing the litigation to a speedy

“end,”

The Tribune revealed that

. Fleming Group was interest-

ed- in acquiring both the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd,

pledging that their vision for
Freeport would create “billions
of dollars” in added value for
the city through a partnership
approach with its licencees,
people and the Government.
Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune
in an exclusive interview that
his group wanted to leave
behind the ‘historical baggage’

now burdening Freeport, tar-

geting financial services, med-
ical services and the latter’s
links into education and
research as industries to drive
the city’s economic future.
When asked what impact
Fleming’s plans would have on
the Freeport economy, Mr
Fleming said: “It’s huge. We
can’t put a figure on it, but one
can Say it’s billions and billions
of dollars in value and bene-
fits that can be created from

this.”

When it came to Fleming’s
own proposed investment in
Freeport, Mr Fleming replied:

- “Tt’ll be hundreds of millions of

SEE next page

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, BERTHIL WILBERT
ROLLE of Deep Creek, South Andros, Bahamas intend to
change my name to BURSEL WILBERT ROLLE . 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.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GIFTON ALPHONSO LEWIS of

WHITES ALLEY, P.O. BOX CB-12739,

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 18TH 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 CAREY CHARLOT of
AUGUSTA STREET, P.O. BOX N-4929, 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 11TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

. 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.

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.



_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

CAMPANIA LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation
°

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), CAMPANIA LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the
24th day of September, 2007.

Derek James Livingstone
P.O. Box 218,
43-45 La Motte Street
St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands
JE4 8SD
Liquidator



—



THE TRIBUNE



stake for $100m

FROM page 12

dollars. It needs to be huge.”

There is a strong body of
opinion that believes Fleming
could be the best news
Freeport has had for quite
some time, possessing the con-
tacts, vision and capital to
realise the city’s original vision.
Many believe that neither the
Hayward nor St George fami-
lies have the ability to do what
is necessary for Freeport’s
future growth and prosperity.

Yet the ongoing litigation
remains an obstacle, and-there
is no sign yet that the St
George estate is willing to sell
its stake - ruled as being 50 per
cent by Justice Anita Allen - to
Fleming.

Meanwhile, other develop-
ments in the Port ownership
dispute are:

* Sir Jack has filed an appeal
with the Court of Appeal seek-
ing to overturn Justice Allen’s
ruling that the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd are owned 50/50
between his trusts and the
estate, rather than the 75/25
split in his favour that he
claimed.

* The St George estate has
submitted a bundle of docu-
ments related to the transac-
tion that saw PharmaChem
Technologies establish its oper-
ation in Freeport in 2003-2004,
alleging that these support its
claim to 50 per cent ownership
in the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd, and that the stake pur-
portedly held by Seashells

Investments is really benefi-

cially owned by Sir Jack.
* With the parties due back

‘before Justice Allen tomorrow

on Seashells’ application to
strike out the estate’s action
for alleged ‘oppression’, the St
George side is also seeking an
injunction to restrain IDC
from taking sides.





Sir Jack’s appeal is on the
grounds that the judge did not
consider “the injustice” that
would occur by proceeding
without his evidence, as he was
unable to travel to Nassau for
the trial because he was ill.

He is also alleging that Jus-
tice Allen was incorrect not to
order that the trial be re-
opened to allow him to give
evidence and cross-examine
witnesses.

Perhaps more crucially, Sir
Jack is appealing on grounds

that the judge was wrong to
find that Don de la Rue, the
former GBPA financial con-
troller, did not have the

authority to transfer to him the.

sole share in Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS) held
by. registered agent Campbell
Secretaries.

Control of FMS is key to the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
ownership battle, as the St
George estate contends that it
acts as trustee/nominee for the
50 per cent GBPA stake that

was held by Mr St George.

[heir argument has been
that FMS acts as a segregated
accounts company, holding a
variety of assets and invest-
ments for the Hayward and
st George families, and bene-
ficial ownership of FMS does
not translate proportionally
into ownership of the assets
if holds.

Sir Jack, though, is alleging
that because FMS is. benefi-
cially owned 50/50 between
himself and the estate, he owns
75 per cent of the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Seashells

‘Investments acting .as trustee

for his other 50 per cent stake.

FMS’s share capital was split,
with 499 shares each held by
Sir Jack Hayward and Mr St
George, and one share that
held the balance of power in
the. possession of FMS’s Cay-
man registered agent, Camp-
bell Secretaries. That share has
given Sir Jack the balance of
power on the FMS Board and
ability to control the decisions
of both FMS and IDC,

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

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

~ PUBLIC NOTICE

MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT

NASSAU HARBOUR DREDGING PROJECT
- INVITATION FOR QUALIFIED
CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRMS






GN-599





The Government of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
is requesting proposals from suitably qualified Consulting, Engineering firms to
provide Planning, Design, Engineering and Construction Management Services for
the dredging of Nassau Harbour, installation of Mooring Dolphins and the repair of
the breakwater Rock Armour which protects a section of the Harbour.




It is intended that at the completion of these works, Nassau Harbour would be able
to accommodate the new generation of cruise ships, thereby positioning The Bahamas
as the destination of choice for the major cruise lines. It is expected that approximately
seven million square feet of area would be dredged to a depth of 40 feet below the
Mean Low Tide level.







The Ministry of Public Works & Transport now invites interested Consultants, both
Local and International, to collect the “Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents”,
for a non-refundable fee of $50.00, and to complete and submit same in accordance
with the instructions therein. ; A





RFP documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday 15th October,
2007 from: :




The Civil Engineering Section
Ist Floor East Wing,
Ministry of Works and ‘Iransport,
John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156.

Nassau, The Bahainas
Telephone: (242) 322-4830 Exit. 4042
Fax: (242) 302-9770












Email: melanieroach@bahamas.goy.bs

between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm Mondays to Friday, upon evidence of
the payment of the above-stated fee. (Please note that payment may be in the form
of cash, or certified check, bank draft or money order made payable to the Public
Treasury of The Bahamas.)





The original and three (3) copies of the completed proposal must be placed in a sealed
envelope, clearly marked on the outside “RFP 2007 Dredging of Nassau Harbour
and Installation of Mooring Dolphins.” The sealed envelope is to be deposited in
the Tenders Box at the Ministry of Finance, Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West
Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas no later than 10am on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.






Applicants will be notified of the results after the evaluation of the submitted
documents.









Signed: Colin Higgs
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Transport




\

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 13B



Learn more about an
area of mature broad
leaf coppice, wetland
and historic wellfields

This Saturday
Oct 20 at 8am

The BNT has submitted a proposal to government to have
this area of coppice forest added to the National Park
System. Dr. Ethan Freid, University of Tampa, has identified
over 156 plant species in the proposed protected area.

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Meet at Earth Village Ranch run by BASH just west of the
corner of Columbus Avenue and Albury Street, Chippingham.

Directions: From West Bay Street turn south at the western
end of the Cricket Oval into Chippingham Road, pass Ardastra
Gardens turn, then first right into Columbus Avenue, then
right at the BASH sign and look for the car wash and earth
village on the left.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No.000176
EQUITY SIDE .

NOTICE

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the
Island of Abaco one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Guana.Cay in Abaco
one of the Cays in the Abaco chain of cays in the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land is bound@d NORTHWARDLY by the Cemetery
Road and running thereon One Hundred and Seventy-five Hundredths (100.75)
feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Edward Stanley Malone
and running thereon Forty-four and Bighty-six. Hundredths (44.86) feet SQUTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of B.C. Malone and running thereon Eighty-seven
and Thirty-seven Hundvedths (87.37) feet and WESTWARDLY by Gillam Street
and punning thereon Sixty-two and Kighty-two Hundredths (62,82) feet

AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claim to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 8 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land

' investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of

‘Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at! -
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, Rast Street, Nassau, Bahamas. .

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House, Mount Royal
Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an adverse claim or
a claim not recognized in the said Petition shall on or before the 30 November, A.D. 2007
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. - Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 30 day of November, A.D.
2007 will operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
liquity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE .is hereby given that OLIVE SYLVIA MILLER of
FORT FINCASTLE, 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 18TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport,

Bahamas.

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
known as the Village Road.

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

For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:

Credit Risk Management - Collection Unit
at 1 (242) 502-0929 or 1 (242) 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in
writing ‘addressed to:

T as Manager, Credit Risk Management -
Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
- to reach us: before November 9, 2007

Serious enquires only



wee he

PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Middle management woes mean Bahamas firms ‘can’t grow’

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



BAHAMIAN companies
“can't grow” because of a dearth
of middle management talent
due to the nation’s “disastrous”
public school education system,
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president warned yes-
terday, leaving this nation
unable to “optimise” its eco-
nomic growth rate.

Responding to the latest
report by the Coalition for Edu-
cation Reform, Dionisio

D’ Aguilar said that with the,

Immigration Department refus-

‘ing generally to provide work

permits for expatriate labour to
fill middle management posi-
tions, “
tle for mediocrity”.

While acknowledging that
there. was some very good mid-
dle management talent in the
Bahamas, Mr D’ Aguilar, who is
president of the Superwash
laundromat chain, said: “You
can't employ the best. You set-
tle for mediocre management
and can’t grow your business.
You can’t optimise your econo-
ave

He added: “I personally think
we have a lot of entry-level posi-
tions that can be filled by
Bahamians, but when you get
to middle and upper manage-
ment you find those positions
quite difficult to fill and get sub-
standard workers in there.

“They stick around in your
organisation for 20 to 30 years,
but have no creativity, very poor
schooling and have not been
trained in basic skills such as
providing excellent customer
service.

As a-result, Bahamian busi-

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 Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence

consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry
rooms. The building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.

Utilities: Electricity, Water and ESRON:

For conditions of the sale and any ane: enacts plage contad:
Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office at:

356-1685 or 356-1608

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





Nassau, Bahamas
21 May, 2007

Appraisal Report -
of property known as
“Maxwell House”







you end up having to set- |

nesses had to-invest huge
amounts of capital in training
their workforces, Mr D’ Aguilar
said, due to the inability of some
staff - even at management lev-
el - even to read, write and add
up to a basic level. Some, Mr
D’ Aguilar said, could not even
properly read a manual and
instructions on how to properly

_ repair a piece of machinery.

The Coalition for Education
Reform, the employer and trade
union group that has been advo-
cating for education reform for
the past three years, found that
illiteracy was “thriving” in the
Bahamas. :

Its damning report on the state
of this nation’s education system
said 82 per cent of, all public

‘school students who sat the 2006 °

Maths BGCSE exam failing
based’on the schools four-point
grading system. ©

The Coalition said the “extent

- of under-achievement in maths

is simply both massive and unac-
ceptable.

“One cannot escape the con-
clusion that illiteracy, especially

in mathematics, is alive and °

thriving in the Bahamas to its
detriment”. ”

Left uncorrected, the Bahami-
an education system’s woes and
correspondingly low academic
achievements would lead to
“lower economic growth and
increased social instability”.

Assessing English and Maths,
the -two basic literacy compe-
tencies that are considered vital

‘by Bahamian: employers, using

the four-point system, the Coali-
tion found that 55 per cent of
all public high school students
sitting English Language in 2006
would have achieved an ‘F’
grade or a ‘failed’.

In poor performing Bahamian
public high schools, the per-
centage achieving an ‘F’ or
‘failed’ in English Language
increased to 61 per cent.

On maths, some 82 per cent
of public high school students
sitting the exam in 2006
achieved an ‘F’ or ‘failed’, a per-
ceritage that increased to 90 per
cent for the worst performing
schools using the four-point sys-
tem.

Mr D’Aguilar described the
findings as “mind boggling”, and
said he never realised that the
problem was “that bad”. »

He added: “The public school
system is a complete disaster,
and something needs to be done
on a massive scale. The public
schools are almost a very costly

and very expensive baby sitting
system. The vast majority of kids
are failing.

“I was at a loss when I saw
these results, because they were
so substantial. We’re graduat-
ing poorly educated and
socialised children year after
year, and that’s going to haunt
us.’

On the broader implications
of the Bahamas’ education cri-
sis, Mr D’ Aguilar said: “You’ve
got the whole problem of crime.
There’s going to be an increas-
ing disparity between the ‘haves’
and the ‘have nots’, and the
graduates from these public
schools are going to become
more frustrated that the country

Baker's Bay

Sub-Deck:

is becoming increasingly wealthy
and they cannot participate in

‘that wealth because they can-

not read, write or add up.
-“Jt’s increasingly difficult to
find workers to employ who can
do basic maths, do English, cre-
ate conversation, deal with the
custometr..
“This is a major alarm bell,
and businesses are going to see

- increased crime. If these people

don’t have the skills to get jobs, .
you're going to see businessmen .
attacked and robbed all too
often.

“I’m very concerned, and am
interested to see what the plan is
for the education system. The -
status quo is not working.”

SN CLUB

Having to rely on ‘sub- 4 Abaco
standard’ managers due '"*°

to education deficien-

EM Feies means Bahamas
can’t ‘optimise’ eco-
nomic growth

You arepyje Pic of Dionisio
availabl_.

PPORTUNITIES

‘ollowing positions currently

Housekeepers
Food and Beverage Servers
~ Dock Attendants
Lead Captain
First Mates
Sous Chef
Pastry Cook
Line Cook
Stewards
Butlers A

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a
growing and dynamic organization, to be a self-starter, team :
player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet

deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career,
submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR &.
Training, sbowe@bakersbayclub.com or by fax at 242-367-

0804.

“Becoming the-Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”



Lot #90-H comprising 15,751 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

VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Lot #30 comprising 8,237 sq.ft. and situated 186 ft. eastwardly from
the Main Eleuthera 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 ware wocressed to:




Interested persons should submit
Offers in writing addressed to:




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



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

Serious Enquires Only



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





THE TRIBUNE



FHURSDA:, UC i Ube io, 2007, PAGE 15B

Long Island farmers suffer ‘incalculable’ loss

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LONG Island farmers and
businesses are still rebounding
trom what they yesterday
described as “possibly the worst
tlooding in 6Q years”, their com-
panies having received immea-
surable damages.

Weeks of torrential rain have
left much of southern Long

_ island under water, and farm-

ers in particular have felt the’

burnt.

Wendell Carroll, who owns a
iarm, said his property was
under six feet of water and he
has lost a crop of sugar bananas,
papaw and vegetable trees. In
iddition, he several of his lambs
also died because of the rains.

“This is the worst flooding
that I have seen in my life. It is
worse than a hurricane, because
that passes after two or three
hours, but we have had weeks of

rain,” he said. 5

Although Mr Carroll has
been trying to save as many of
his bananas as possible, he said
he cannot even begin to esti-

mate the financial loss that he
has incurred because he has lost
so many trees.

“Some of those trees I paid
at least $30 for and I grew them
from seedlings, so you have to
consider all the fertilizer they
required and the fact that they
took three to five years to grow.
So even if I replant, it will be a
while before they are full grown.

- So it-is hard to place a value,” he

added.

Mr Carroll said although res-
idents were trying to pump away
water; it was futile, because

“there is really nowhere for the
water to go”.

“T mean I think that we just
have to hope the water evapo-
rates on its own quickly,” he
added.

Andrew Cartwright, another.

farmer, has been trying to pump

water off his property since Sun- -

day, He also lost a number of

banana trees, his wife told The _

Tribune.

“Fortunately, most of the
homes and businesses around
here are built up, so the water
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Killing of a father o

three sparks ‘manhunt

& By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AN ISLAND-wide “manhunt”
has been issued for three men
believed to be responsible for the

Wednesday killing of a father of »

three, police said.

According to a statement
issued by Chief Superintendent
Hulan Hanna, an attempted rob-
bery in Fox Hill ended in the fatal
shooting of a Haitian yesterday
morning, raising the nation’s mur-
der count to an unprecedented
60 for the year.

At approximately 4.40 am on
Wednesday 38-year-old Vily
Renoid was held up by three men
as he got out of his vehicle in
front of his Romer Street home.
The three suspects, described as
tall, dark-skinned, and of slim
build reportedly forced them-
selves inside the victim’s home

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victim managed to briefly escape

the armed men, running a few .

yards t6 a neighbour’s yard seek-
ing refuge. He was pursued. One
of the suspects opened fire and
hit Mr Renoid in his back with a

and demanded money from him,
police said.
During the confrontation, the

single shot. He collapsed and died

SEE page 13

Bahamians urged to take responsibility
for returning vehicles rented in Florida

THE Bahamas Consulate General in Miami is advising Bahami-
ans to assume full responsibility for the return and full payment of
rental vehicles before their departure from Florida.

The advisory came in the wake of the overseas mission being noti-

fied by authorities that within one month four Bahamians had

been cited with offences relating to rental vehicles.

In some cases, Bahamians do not allow themselves enough time
to return their rented vehicle and meet an airline’s required check-
in time for flights. This results in a family member or friend being
asked to return the vehicle to the rental company. These vehicles
are sometimes returned late or not at all. .

- “Failure to return a vehicle in a timely manner is considered to
be a felony of grand theft,” the Consulate said on Wednesday.

It noted that the types of rental cars as well as the rental agencies
vary and the incidents occur generally in Miami and Ft Laud-
erdale,

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NIC OUSUIBIIGKUE Wealthy tourists ‘could
protect industry from US

Kerzner International

@ By PAUL
TURNQUEST
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Reporter —.
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MEMBER of Parlia-
ment for Golden Gates
Shane Gibson launched
another attack on
Kerzner International
yesterday, claiming that

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Club are not accommo-
dating to Bahamians — in fact refusing to serye
them.

Mr Gibson, who raised the issue in the House
of Assembly (HOA) during his contribution to
the Bail Amendment Act also argued that
Bahamians are still being victimized at Atlantis’
Harbourside timeshare community.

These comments from Mr Gibson follow earlier

SEE page nine

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; ll By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

; GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Wealthy tourists i
: could act as a buffer should the Bahamian economy
: be hit by the fall-out from the sub-prime mortgage :
: industry crisis in the US, Minister of State for :
: Finance, Zhivargo Laing, said yesterday. :
4 “To the extent that there is uncertainty about ;
: how widespread the implications of it will be we :
: ourselves are uncertain but if it does spread into the ;
? wider US economy then clearly we will have some :
: issues, some fall out from it,” :
: “If the subprime issue does impact negatively on :
: the wider US economy the implications of that for :
} us would mean that American consumers might be :
; less inclined towards spending, and that could have i
: an impact on our tourism receipts,” i
: However, the minister, who was speaking to The
: Tribune at the close of the Commonwealth Finance :

: Ministers’ Meeting in Guyana, said that the i

said Mr Laing.

he added.

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‘Bill is seeking

to reduce the

number of
jurors to nine

:. Ml By RUPERT MISSICK Jr

Chief Reporter

PARLIAMENT began debate
on a bill today that seeks to
reduce the number of jurors
required for most trials, from 12
to 9.

However, the number of jurors
required for trials for murder or
treason will remain unchanged,
State Minister for Legal Affairs

Desmond Bannister said as he led -

the second reading of the Bill for
An Act to Amend the Juries Act.

Mr Bannister said that this and
other amendments to the act are
coming almost 50 years late. As
early as 1964, the Chief Justice
made the following suggestion in
a letter to the Commissioner of
Police:

“Reduce the number of jurors
from 12 to 9 with a corresponding
diminution in the number of per-
mitted challenges without cause.
This would mean that the overall
panel could be smaller and there-
fore more selective. There would
also be a considerable saving in

expense and also a hardship to ©

the population. At present there
are 48 men taken away from their
own occupations for nearly 8

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Attorneys
for Cordell
Farrington

back in court

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ATTORNEYS for murder

‘ accused Cordell Farrington were

back in the Court of Appeal yes-
terday, advancing the argument
that legislative criteria is needed
for judges to be able to determine
whether or not a person should
receive the death penalty.
Attorney Wayne Munroe also
submitted that the judge who sen-
tenced Farrington to death had
not given sufficient weight to sev-
eral factors pertaining to the case.
Cordell Farrington is appeal-
ing his death sentence for the 2002
murder of Jamal Robins, 22. A
pathologist said that Robins had
died as a result of blunt force trau-
ma to the head. The murder took
place at an apartment at Mallory
Lane. Farrington was sentenced
in October 2006 by Senior

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PM: PLP had not
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Bahamas House

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Chief Reporter
‘rmissick@tribunemedia.net

IT is not clear that the for-
mer government’s commitment
to assist with the repair of
Bahamas House in Harlem was

_a serious one, Hubert Ingraham

said yesterday in the House of
Assembly.

~ He was responding to an
inquiry by Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell as to the status of the
building, located on 137th Street
in Harlem, New York.

The building is owned by the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion and has served as the asso-
ciation’s headquarters,

. Mr Mitchell, in a recent press
conference, expressed his dis-
appointment with the govern-
ment’s decision not to purchase
and repair the building.

He said it reflected the Ingra-
ham government’s lack of com-
mitment to the promotion of
cultural matters and, specifical-
ly, its lack of support of
Bahamians in Diaspora.

However, Mr Ingraham said
that the relevant Ministry of
Foreign Affairs file indicates
that a proposal for the govern-
ment to become involved in the
repair of this privately owned
building dates to March, 2006.

The prime minister said that
it would appear that up to the
time of the general election on
May 2 the former administra-
tion considered, without suc-
cess, alternative means of assist-
ing the Bahamas-American
Association in funding repairs
to its building.

Mr Ingraham said that all
alternatives appear to require
the government to assume full
responsibility for funding the
repair of the building on terms
to be arranged by the associa-
tion and subsequently, to agree
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“Nothing on the file suggests

that any discussion had been

initiated with the US Depart-
ment of State with regard to the
government’s intention to
become involved in this com-
mercial undertaking in the Unit-
ed States of America.

Proposal

The prime minister said that
in May, 2006 the Ministry of
Finance, having been requested
to comment on a proposal for
repair of Bahamas House, rec-
ommended to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs that govern-
ment limit its contribution to
the renovation of the building to
a donation of $25,000.

_ However, said Mr Ingraham,
Mr Mitchell did not include that
recommendation in his submis-
sion to Cabinet on the matter. .

Rather, he said, in June, 2006
Cabinet was advised that fund-
ing to repair Bahamas House
in Harlem was available from
a number of sources in New
York, “but it was recommended

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undertake to acquire the build-
ing or. fund its repair, estimated
to cost between $885,000 and
$1.75 million.”

Mr Ingraham said that Cabi-
net was invited to agree that
government rent/lease the
premises as-a residence for

Bahamian diplomatic officers ©

posted in New York, thereby
providing: income to the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion.

Cabinet did not agree; and
appointed a committee from the
Ministries of Finance, Culture
and Foreign Affairs to travel to
New York.

The delegation-endorsed the
earlier recommendation that
the government agree to either:
the outright acquisition of the
building, restoration and use as
a residence for diplomats; or

entry into a 100 year lease to

be used by the association to

support its loan application to .

an appropriate institution in
New York.

Mr Ingraham said that the

association did not agree to any

arrangement that would result —

in the fee simple title of the
building being transferred to
the government.

The prime minister said that
in March 2007, the Ministry of
Finance advised that the terms
of the memorandum of under-
standing on the building were
“highly unusual”. “In essence
the government would be fully
responsible for Bahamas House
without ownership or control.”

As such, the prime minister
said, it was the opinion of the
Ministry of Finance that the
proposed arrangements as then
structured should not be sup-
ported.

“Given the circumstances my
government has determined not
to pursue this matter,” said Mr
Ingraham.

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Four people
held after
police carry
out searches

CDU officers made arrests in
connection with two drug and
firearm finds yesterday.

The officers executed a
search warrant at a home in St
James Road at around 4pm.

They reportedly found a large
quantity of marijuana, a .38
handgun, and 21 live rounds of
ammunition for the weapon.

A 38-year-old man was taken
into custody in connection with
the incident.

. Executing another search
warrant through Plantol Street
around 5am the same day,
CDU officer reported finding a
small amount of marijuana, a
.9mm semi-automatic weapon,
and 21 live rounds of ammuni-
tion for the weapon.

A 20-year woman and two
men, ages 25 and 26, were taken
into custody and are helping
police with their investigation.

Young boy
airtifted |
after traffic
accident

FREEPORT - A 12-year-old
b _ savas airlifted to New Proyi-
dence after sustaining serious
injuries when he was struck by a
car on Hudson Avenue.

Tamel McPhee, a student of
St Pauls Methodist College, was
attempting cross the road
around 4.30pm on Tuesday in
heavy rain when the accident
occurred.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that McPhee sustained
various injuries, including a bro-
ken leg.

According to reports, Tavares

-Matche, 31, of East Coral
Estates, and an employee of the
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny was driving one of the com-
pany’ s vehicles on west along
Hudson Avenue around

- 4.30pm.

Ashe got in the area of Davis
Stréet, next to St Paul’s
Methodist College, two young
boys suddenly ran from a house
at the northern side of Hudson
Avenue across the road.

Mr Rahming said one of the

boys'saw the truck coming and.

stopped, but McPhee continued

running and collided into the’

right front fender of the truck.

The police and an ambulancé
were: summoned to the scene.
McPhee was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
_Teceived emergency medical
treatment:

He was later airlifted to the

Princess Margaret Hospital in »

New Providence.
His condition was not known
to press time.

Man taken
into custody
after firearm
discovery

THE police reported making

a firearm arrest on Tuesday.

Agting on a tip at around
llpm, CDU. officers went to
Brougham Street, where they
Saw a group of men.

The officers said that one of
the men threw an object into a
nearby garbage container.

They reported retrieving a sil-
ver andgun with nine live
oe of ammunition from the
sce

A'20- -year-old man was taken
into custody and is helping the
police with their investigation

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THE majority of housing
inspectors who sign off on
newly built homes are not
sufficiently qualified and let
shoddy workmanship. go
unnoticed, industry insiders
claimed yesterday.

Citing unqualified inspec-
tors as a significant problem
within the construction indus-
try, president of the Home

Consumer Club and former’

high-end building contractor
Emmett White yesterday
urged government to employ
an independent body to
inspect homes being built as
part of its low-cost housing
programme.

In addition to the problem
of unqualified inspectors, Mr
Emmett yesterday told The

Tribune that he is also aware of
situations where certain officials
were paid off to give newly built
homes the stamp of approval.
However, Mr Emmett added
that the Home Consumer Club
is not attempting to point any

fingers.

“We're not going after any-
one, we’re just calling a spade a
spade, but the fact remains that
the consumer needs to be pro-
tected,” he said.

As a remedy to the problems
with inspectors, the former
high-end building contractor
and construction project man-
ager said that he believes that
fully independent inspectors are
needed to protect the con-
sumer, :

“With independent inspec-
tors you get someone who has
no ties to the government, no
ties to any. association so that
there is no contamination, so

that the interest of the con-
sumer is looked at,” he said.

In both privately purchased
homes and government built
homes, Mr Emmett said, most
inspectors only conduct super-
ficial visual inspections.

He said, that in his experi-
ence.many. inspectors also do
not have the necessary exper-
tise to judge if a home is prop-
erly constructed and often
approve buildings that have
major flaws.

To assist persons seeking to
build or purchase a home, Mr
Emmett explained that the
Home Consumer Club — a non-
profit, private organisation —
offers free consultation and
education seminars for a mem-
bership fee of $30 a year.

Members can access the ser-
vices of a qualified representa-
tive from the club who can con-
duct independent inspections

Dame Marguerite’s health
still improving, says doctor

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

DAME Marguerite Pin-
dling’s health continues to

: improve and she is expected

to be transferred from the
Intensive Care Unit to a
regular hospital room by
today.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Dame Mar-
guerite’s cardiologist Dr
Conville Brown said that he
was pleased to report that his
patient is steadily recovering.

Dame Marguerite, he said,
was expected to be moved
from Princess Margaret Hos-
pital’s Intensive Care Unit to
a regular room sometime
between last night and today.

However, Dr Brown could
not say when she would be
released from hospital and
allowed to go home.

“Once we make this move
then we will see what the
next step is,” he said.

The widow of the late
“father of the nation”, Sir
Lynden Pindling, was admit-

: “ted to the Intensive Care

Unit of PMH last Thursday
evening to receive treatment
for acute abdominal pain.

Dame Marguerite’s doc-
tor would not confirm or
deny reports that their
patient was suffering from
pancreatitis, an inflamma-
tion of the large gland
behind the stomach and the
duodenum.

Dr Brown, speaking on
behalf of the Pindling family

earlier this week, said that

although Dame Marguerite
was a public figure, she was
not'a public servant and
therefore privacy should be
awarded to some aspects of

i. her life.

“She was admitted for

acute abdominal pain. The fam-
ily doesn’t want any elabora-
tion, they don’t want any details
discussed,” Dr Brown said.

Acute pancreatitis usually
occurs suddenly and lasts only
for a short period of time.
However, in the case of chron-
ic pancreatitis the condition
does not resolve itself and
results in a slow destruction of
the pancreas. In severe cases
of the rare disease, bleeding of
the gland may occur, resulting
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IN THE House of Assembly yesterday gov-
ernment took the first small step towards speed-
ing up this country’s judicial system.

The proposed amendment to the Juries Act is
an attempt to get an accused person before the
courts in a reasonable time, with those found
guilty of heinous crimes safely behind bars
instead of walking the streets preying on a
defenceless community.

“It is only when the justice system works
properly that law-abiding citizens will feel free to
live without fear of these violent thugs,”
Desmond Bannister, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs, told the House yesterday.

The amendment does not deny, nor in any-
way lessen, the constitutional guarantee that no
accused person will be deprived of his liberty,
“except by the lawful judgment of his equals.”

Traditionally those equals were 12 men and
women drawn from a jury pool of 48 upstanding,
law-abiding citizens. Why 12 is anybody’s guess.
It is a tradition that has come down to us froma
misty past with no particular significance and
no magic connected to 12.as a number. And so
to change the jury count from 12 to/nine would
in no way diminish the justice guaranteed an
accused person.

However, 12 jurors still would be retained for
persons charged with murder or treason.

“In doing so,” said Mr Bangister, “it was
anticipated that juries will be enipanetled quick-
er, that time, money and valuable resources will
be saved; that fewer Bahamians will .be kept
away from their jobs to do jury service; and that
the efficiency of our courts will be improved
considerably.”

Mr Bannister recited a list of states in the
United States, and various Caribbean countries

that have successfully reduced the size of their:

juries. In some states in the US the jury size has
been dropped from 12 to eight; in others to six.
- In Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize the law provides for trial by juries
comprised of nine persons, and Jamaica and the
Cayman Islands have gone even further by
reducing the size of their juries to seven.
Both in. the US and the Caribbean the 12-
- member jury has been retained for murder and
treason with the Caymans adding money laun-
dering offences to be heard by a 12-member
jury. ;
Several PLP members said that they would
not support the amendments because the prac-

titioners at the Bar were not consulted. Appar-.

ently the Bar Council was notiti¢d of govern-
ment’s intention, but according to Kennedy MP

Kenyatta Gibson, the Council got no reply when ~
it wrote to the Attorney General's office for -

‘more information: To which Minister of State for

Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

First small step to improve judiciary

Culture Charles Maynard quipped that that
was the difference between the PLP and FNM
one was a government of procrastination
always looking for an excuse for a discussion
instead of making a decision, and the other was
a government with a plan that moved ahead
with that plan.

Mr Bannister expressed his “regret that some
members of the Bar who practise before our

courts appear to show very little interest in these

amendments.” He said he was informed “that
when the Bar Council held a seminar for the
purpose of apprising members of the contents of
this Bill and other developments in the law, few-
er than 40 members showed up.”
~ We hope that they will quickly take more o
an interest. Obviously they don’t understand
that the murmurs of a dissatisfied public are
pointing an accusing finger at the judiciary for
much of our present problems.

Kenyatta Gibson said he didn’t want th
Bahamas to be known as a “nation of monkey
see, monkey do,” referring to the Bahamas
changing its jury size because others had done so.
He wanted this country to be know as a “nation
of laws.”

It is a mystery as to why it wouldn’t be known
as a nation of laws if it had a nine instead of a 12-
member jury. It would indeed be a stupid mon-
key, if when it saw something that was an

improvement on What it. Had, didn’t Gttickly” *
grasp it and turn it to its own advantage. :

Mr. Maynard, who is not a lawyer, but as a
businessman has served on a jury, knows first
hand what a cumbersome, burdensome and
time-consuming effort it is to empanel a 12-per-
son jury.

With fewer jurors the case could open with
less delay. He explained the highjinks 48 jurors
get up to in trying to avoid jury duty, and the
tedious, time-wasting exercise that is under-
taken to go through those 48 to select 12 jurors,
all the while having lawyers from either side
objecting to some of the choices and some of
those chosen finding an excuse not to serve. He
said that by the time a jury is empanelled a
whole morning has been wasted and it is almost
time for the luncheon adjournment. He
explained the strain on the bailiffs to get all the
jurors together and the hardship on businesses in
such a small community where qualified pro-

‘fessionals are at a premium to have its key staff

tied up at the courts for three months of the
year. We can attest to this. There are times at
The Tribune when it has been a crippling exer-
cise.

We agree that this amendment is a first step
in getting a dangerous social problem under
control.












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ahamas’

deplorable

environment

EDITOR, The Tribune
A \

FOR a small country, we are
pathetic at keeping a clean, san-
itary environment. | say this to

‘stress the amount of garbage

over Nassau that I have noticed
recently, It is estimated that we
should be able to keep a clean
environment, because we are
just a miniature country com-
pared to other countries in the
world, and it is a disgrace how
we have so much garbage in our
communities.

Despite the fact that the san-
itation trucks come to collect
garbage weekly, it is still seen
that waste is stil lying around,
especially on streets such as
those in Bain Town, Nassau Vil-
lage, East Street, Kemp Road
and in Coconut Grove. By so
much waste being around, we
are showing foreigners how
clean—or dare | say unclean—
we are.

To speak scientifically, as
some of us know, garbage con-
tains bacteria and germs and it

Lots of people complaining






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attracts flies and other foul
organisms. Now remember,
these are the same flies that
could land on our food while
you are eating! Flies undoubt-
edly bring bacteria and germs
to your food and can make you
very sick.

Time after time, I’ve wit-
nessed many persons throwing
their unwanted belongings out

‘their car windows and this is

causing the Bahamas to
become a filthier place, and our
streets to be chock-full of
garbage.

Bahamians must consider
that they are not only destroy-
ing the environment when they
throw garbage into the bushes,
but that they are also littering
on other people’s property.
These nasty practices must be
dreadful for property owners

who come to inspect their prop-
erties only to find garbage
heaps! It is sad that these land
owners would have to spend
monies removing garbage all
because of some uncaring, self-

ish person.

My. solution for this avoid-
able problem is that we need to
start throwing our unwanted
belongings into the assigned
garbage tins or, in the case of
large disposal products, call a
truck to carry these items to the
main dumping area on Glad-
stone Road. Surely, the garbage
bins are not just sitting there
for pretty!

It is time for us as Bahamians
to become considerate of our
environment, especially when

a

-—

we’re having an urge to just ©
casually throw our garbage out *’

of ourwehicles. Let’s keep the
Bahamas clean, green and pris-
tine. Together we can do it!

SHAVADO GIBSON
Nassau
October 9 2007

with seemingly little reason

EDITOR, The Tribune

Are we a paradoxical nation?
Although an appropriate defin-
ition may be elusive, one thing
is certain, we are s-t-r-a-n-g-e!
What do we really want?

Our utilities employees are
among the best paid workers in
the country. They make good
money and have generous ben-
efitsy yet, as sure as night fol-
lows day, t'aint a week goes by
without one union or the other
raising Cain all over the media.
Is it their constitutional right to
hold innocent consumers as
hostages?

The Nation’s teachers are
perhaps the best paid in the
region, but it appears to me that
the militant streak in too many
of them is stronger than their
desire for the classrooms.

Custom and Immigration’s
grumbling about conditions all
the time. However, drive
through a fashionable neigh-
bourhood, that palatial home
probably belongs to one of
them. Check the parking lot at
the airport/harbour, that fancy
expensive vehicle probably
belongs to one of them.

The Police and Defence
Force like to pontificate about
putting their lives on the line
every day. Really? In the
Bahamas being a police officer
is not a high risk job. We aver-

age about fifty-five murders a
year. Examine the records for
the last 10 years and tell me
how many policemen or
defence force officers were mur-
dered in the line of duty or oth-
erwise. They are the best paid
and equipped in the region, but
they too, sublimely intimidate
the Executive and have extract-
ed considerable benefits for
themselves. However, they are
better at catching crooks and
killers than cats catching rats.
If only the judiciary was half as
efficient.

On the Secular front "tings
much wusser". Making good
money but the Grand Bahama
Union continually talkin’ fool-
ishness about shutting down the
island. Just who do you think is
going to suffer...... ordinary
Bahamians!

The hotel unions, given the
opportunity, some of them will
take a strike vote in heaven.
Their grievance? They want 15
per cent for serving Jesus!

Given the constraints ofa
tiny country like the Bahamas,
all of the aforementioned make
a damn good living in this coun-
try, and most are protected by
job tenure. Yet too many of
them gat bad ways and lousy
work ethics. All things being
relative I.don't believe that we
are getting value for our dollar.

By a striking contrast the fast

food industry work force are

underpaid, have little or no job |

benefits, no job tenure, and
probably no retirement pack-
ages. Yet these lowly Bahamian

workers consistently deliver |

quality service. They are cour- »

teous and efficient, they run cir-
cles around their counterparts

in Florida and...... you don’t see ;

them picketing and threatening
to.close the man job down!

Now you understand why |

conch salad is intertwined with
our national psyche. It is a
delightful dish...but all mixed
up! ;
Speaking about being mixed
up, what yinna tink about the
official opposition? Like a fun-
gus they remain a nuisance
among us! Having given a
flawed performance on May
second, they persist in per-
forming their. hysterical

sideshows all over this blessed —

archipelago. In my opinion, Mr
Christie is the sorriest Prime
Minister to have had the privi-
lege to lead this country. Well, if
they want to be in show busi-

ness they need a moniker. Lem-

mee see.... there's Gladys's
Knight and the Pips...I gat
it!....Perry and the Pin Heads!

RIP. VAN WINKLE
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 5

‘Room to improve’ economy’s ability
to ride out climate change effects

Minister
Laing on
reducing
carbon
emissions
MINISTER Zhivargo

Laing said that looking at
areas such as public trans-

portation could form one of. :
the planks of the governmen-. -

Us approach to reducing glob-
al carbon emissions.

“You have in Nassau so’
many vehicles that are being
used; these are all contributing
to the carbon emissions.

“There’s no emissions test-
ing, there’s no standards
established, so we can do all
those things and then,also
make a contribution to solving
those problems.” Visas

He added: “There should.
be some provisions made in
our future financial provisions
for addressing this issue of cli-
mate change. It is an urgent
one and it is a critical one.”

Speaking of the utility of
the country’s attendance at
the Commonwealth confer-
ence, Mr Laing noted that
while small states like the
Bahamas have traditionally
been able to do very little
about the exogenous influ-
ences on them which are
largely the result of the activ-
ities of developed states, the
Commonwealth has played a
role in providing a voice for’
small island states, in particu-
lar — known to be particularly
vulnerable to climate change —
to make their issues known
on the international stage.

Canada’s
leading |
opposition
party says
it won’t
force early

elections

@ TORONTO



CANADA’S opposition
Liberal leader announced
Wednesday that his party
won't force early parliamen-
tary elections by voting against
the minority Conservative
government’s legislative agen-
da, according to Associated
Press.

A decision by the Liberals
and two other opposition par-
ties to vote against Prime Min-
ister Steven Harper’s priorities
announced Tuesday night
would have triggered a fall
election. But Liberal leader
Stephane Dion said Canadians
didn’t want anelection..

“We will not make the fed-
eral government fall,” Dion
said. “We believe it’s not in
the national interest to have
an election now.”

In a speech on its priorities
for a new session of Parlia-
ment, the Conservative goy-
ernment said Canada’s mili-
tary mission in: Afghanistan
should be extended to at least
2011 but promised a vote on °
the issue.

The government also
promised a sweeping anti-
crime bill and major tax cuts
and said the country would
not meet its climate change
commitments under the Kyoto

accord.

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alowe@tribunemedia.net

GEORGETOWN,
GUYANA - The resilience of

-the Bahamian economy to

shocks caused by global cli-
mate change can be boosted
by diversification within our
dominant economic séctors,
Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing, said on Tues-
day.

Speaking with The Tribune
after the final plenary session
on climate change at the Com-
monwealth Finance Minister’s
Meeting — called under the
theme “Climate change: the
Challenge Facing Finance

Ministers” — Mr Laing said.

that while recognising that the
Bahamas does not contribute
in a “major” way to the causes
of climate change, there is
room to improve the ability of
the Bahamian economy to ride
out its effects.

“Ti believe also that when
you look at our tourism and
financial services sectors . . .
they have proven to be quite
resilient over the many
decades that they have domi-
nated our economic landscape,
but also in those sectors there
is a means for diversification
so that your tourism flows can
come from a variety of sectors
that actually move in differ-
ent directions to different
shocks in the world,” he
said. é

Mr Laing said that the gov-
ernment also sees “new oppor-
tunities beyond banking”,
within the financial
services sector that will be pur-
sued.

Meanwhile, the governmen-
t’s efforts to improve the deliv-
ery of services by the public
sector is intended to con-
tribute to the economy’s oyer-
all efficiency and competitive-
ness — another “important

part” of addressing the coun-

try’s economic resilience to
shocks such as those that
will result from climate
change.

Mr.Laing headed the
Bahamian delegation to the
conference, which Deputy
General Secretary General of
the 53 member-state-strong

if Commonwealth, Ransford

Smith, noted had attracted a
high level of attendance — a
fact which he hoped was a
“vindication” of the Com-
monwealth’s view that climate
change is an important issue
for finance ministers at this
time. a

On Monday, delegates were
told by President of Guyana

-—a country that faces its own

unique and serious threats
from climate change, as 90 per
cent of the population lives
along the coast, which is
already over a metre below
sea level — that they cannot
afford to ignore the issue of
climate change. —

He noted claims made in the
Stern Review, a major eco-
nomic:report on climate
change, which point to the fact
that an increase in global tem-
peratures in excess of three
degrees will cause losses in
global GDP of up to 10 per
cent, with “the costs highest
in those countries with the

greatest social and economic.

development needs.”

Mr Laing noted efforts by
the government to encourage
new economic sectors to take
root in the country will play a

Minister: boost can come from diversification



part in building up the coun-
try’s resilience to the econom-
ic waves caused by climate
change.

“We are reviewing our eco-
nomic, our -national invest-
ment policy with a view to tak-

to promoting ourselves in the
world and attracting some
kinds of additional economic
opportunities to the Bahamas.

“I believe that the Bahamas

continues to be a very attrac-

tive jurisdiction for invest-
ments. I think that our story

now is. still largely unheard
and that there are a lot of peo-
ple who could have an interest
in investing in the Bahamas
who just need to know what
we are about.

“The extent to which we
improve our system, our pro-

and to try and reduce its escalation.

ing an opportunity next year -
aebah ehhh Danaea ete Terie iriver ri retire eve rire rerie errr eerie err errr cedures, our rules and trans-
; parencies that exist within our

Laing: govt needs to emphasise risrtste.iexten
climate change as an issue

come will be that much more
lm By ALISON LOWE

boosted,” he said.
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net





GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - The Bahamian government needs to
“emphasise” climate change as an issué, Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing said yesterday, :

Speaking after attending plenary sessions on the topic yesterday at the
Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, Mr Laing said that he felt
finance ministers had been left with a “greater sense of urgency” about
the need to implement measures to mitigate the effects of climate change

“Presentations made were inspirational enough to really cause a great
echo to be made by delegate after delegate,” said Mr Laing of the sessions.

The CFMM 2007 came to a close yesterday after three days of sessions
on climate change as well as other global economic issues, at the Guyana
International Conference Centre.

Many of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth sent delegations
to the annual conference.

“We already know that environmental sustainability is a huge issue for
this administration but focusing on climate change in the way of educa-
tion, awareness, (and) also in terms of encouraging in our own little
small way alternative energy sources, the way we consume energy, our
wastage of energy, could be helpful.” ‘

“It’s always useful to be in a forum like this where you are able to dis-
cuss certain issues related to countries like the Bahamas which do not get
the same kind of hearing in other forum,” said Mr Laing; who attended
the meeting in place of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who holds min-
isterial responsibility for the finance portfolio. “The idea here is to add our
voice to the voices of all the others who are saying to the world ‘Let’s take
this climate change issue in hand and prevent further deterioration in the
climate’,” he said.

According to the minister, discussions that have taken place at the con-
ference are expected to resonate at the global level, as many of the tra-
ditionally less influential states that make up the Commonwealth will now
go forward with “a strong statement” to an IMF and World Bank meet-
ing, to which the Bahamian delegation and others are flying on immedi-
ately after the CFMM.





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Major improvements have been made
to Grand Bahama, says Pineridge MP

MAJOR improvements have
been made to policing in Grand
Bahama, according to Pineridge
MP Kwasi Thompson.

This, he said, began with the
arrival of new vehicles and the
arrest of vagrants in the shop-
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police officers in Grand
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hood policing programme. I am
advised that the Grand Bahama
Police Force has received two
neighbourhood policing vehi-
cles so far, which havé been dis-
patched to the central division
and the western division.”

According to Mr Thompson,
crime fighters on the island are
anticipating additional vehicles
for other divisions.

“J am further advised,” he
said, “that this new initiative
allows for more intelligence

Minister for public utilities.
meets petroleum retailers —

MINISTER of State for Pub-
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met with officers and members
of the Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association and
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ment’s interest in continued dia-
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matters of mutual concern.

The dialogue centred around
issues relating to the future of

* the petroleum industry in the

Bahamas, current Caribbean
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identify hot spots. They have
been able to increase mobile
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more effective and have been
able to have a greater pres-
ence.”

Mr Thompson added that just
recently, the downtown, shop-
ping district of Grand Bahama
has seen the increase in-the
arrest of numerous vagrants
who plague the area.

In his contribution to the

‘debate on the amendment,

which seeks to reduce the num-
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son) from 12 to nine, Mr
Thonipson pointed out that use
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Archbishop
to address
107th Synod
next week

ARCHBISHOP Drexel
Gomez will give his penulti-
mate address to the 107th
Synod ‘at Christ Church
Cathedral at its opening cer-
emony next week.

Archbishop Gomez, Arch-

bishop of the Province of The »

West Indies and Metropoli-
tan, and Bishop of the Dio-
cese of The Bahamas and the
Turks & Caicos Islands; will
be the chief celebrant and
preacher at the pontifical
concelebrated eucharist,
beginning at 7.30pm on Mon-
day October 22. -

Hundreds of Anglicans

from the Bahamas and the

Turks & Caicos Islands will

attend the special service,

and hear the Archbishop’s

annual address on the state of

the diocese and current

national and international

issues. : :

~The 107th Synod will con- .
tinue with day sessions from
Tuesday, October 23 to
Thursday, October 25, begin-
ning at 8.30am, at the Holy
Trinity Activity Centre, Holy
Trinity Way, Stapledon Gar-
dens. The sessions are
opened to all Anglicans and
the general public.

Archbishop Gomez will

-demit office at the end of
2008, having served at Dioce-
san Bishop since September
1996.

Bishop Laish. Zane Boyd,
Bishop Coadjutor, will suc-
ceed Bishop Gomez, to
become the third Bahamian
Diocesan Bishop. He was
elected on February 24 2006
, and consecrated on June 29,
2006.

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ABACO’s fast-growing Hait-
ian immigrant population, and
its impact on local communi-
ties, is to be the subject of
another public meeting later
this month.

Residents have expressed

concern over the continuing
development of the Pigeon Pea
shanty settlement in Marsh
Harbour.
. “It just keeps growing and
growing,” said deputy chief
councillor Yvonne Key. “I am
concerned more and more
every day because we are,going
to be outnumbered.”

Abaconians are anxious over
constant, “deliveries” of illegal
Haitians at Cornish Cay, near
the North Bar Cut.

From there, immigrants make
their way into Marsh Harbour
and become absorbed into the
slum communities.

“Sometimes I get so disillu-
sioned about this thing that I
back off for a time,” said Mrs
Key. “But the fact is we are
being swamped by Haitians.”

She and other Abaconians
feel that if the Haitian problem
isn’t tackled soon, public unrest
could escalate into violence.

“We need to get to grips with
this,” she told The Tribune,
“Police need to go. into these
communities and close down
the illegal businesses there.

“The Marsh Harbour settle-
ments have barber shops, cloth-
ing stores, all sorts of things
without any licences. They can’t
have licences because they are
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 7

‘Increasing concern

in Abaco regarding
influx of Haitians:

' called for 6.30pm on October

property.”
Mrs Key said there was con-
cern that Abaco’s crime rate

“was being worsened by immi-

grants...

“Two months ago we had a
shootout between Haitian and
Bahamian youths,” she said.

“They also break into houses
here. There has not been a riot
yet but that will come,” she
added. -

Two years ago, knife-wield-
ing Haitian youths threatened
firefighters while they were try-
ing to put out a blaze in The
Mud settlement.

As a result, the voluntary
brigade said they would not
fight any more Haitian fires
unless they were guaranteed
police protection,

Mrs Key said firefighting in
both The Mud and Pigeon Pea
was extremely hazardous, main-
ly because of electricity wires
running underground, through
trees and between shacks.

“With the water from hoses,

» someone could easily be elec-

trocuted,” she said.

A low-cost housing sub-divi-
sion was built at Central Pines
in an effort to ease congestion
in the Haitian settlements.

But Mrs Key said some
Haitians moved out of their
shanties into new homes, only
to retain their old homes for
rental income from newly-
arrived immigrants.

“The only solution is to pick
“em up and ship *em out,” she

‘added:

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THE College of the Bahamas
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She said that. the PSP falls in
line with the college’s initiative
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Students selected this year for
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With all of the scholars hold-
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FROM page one

remarks in the House of Assembly when he admit-
ted that as the former minister of Immigration,
Atlantis had “hoodwinked” himi into granting
work permits for foreign Atlantis employees who
were not being hired for the positions that they
claimed.

Mr Gibson said, in the House in July that these
persons were in fact selling timeshare at Atlantis
— a direct violation of their work permits.

Yesterday, Mr Gibson added to his ongoing
battle with the Kerzner organization.

“Last week, Mr Speaker, I tried to get into the '

Cove Hotel and the security stopped me. I was dri-
ving my car through, with the MP plates, and he
said, Bahamians can’t access the Cove like that.

“Mr Speaker, I remember as a little boy I had’

access to 75 per cent of Paradise Island. Seventy-
five per cent. I went to play golf the other day and
go to the Ocean Club for something to eat, week
before last, and security stopped me at the gate.
“Mr Speaker, they have to understand that,
that hotel was built under the Hotel Encourage-
ment Act, as was the Cove Hotel. Which means
that the public is supposed to have access. I’m
talking about last week at the Cove and week
before at Ocean Club,” he said.
Mr Gibson encouraged members of the
Bahamian public to drive over to Atlantis and
"attempt to enter the Cove Hotel and test his claims
for themselves. :
“When they go, and they can’t get in, then
they'll know what I’m talking about,” he said.
“Last time I criticized what was going on over

there at Harbourside they came back and per:, .

Wealthy tourists

FROM page one

Shane Gibson

sonally attacked me. They can attack me as much

as they like, At the end of the day, I will continue °

to defend the rights of the workers and the people
of the Bahamas, that is why I’m here,” he said,

In response to Mr Gibson’s comments Atlantis’
vice president of Public Relations Ed Fields
explained the policy of the One & Only Ocean
Club and the Cove.

“The One & Only Ocean Club is accessible to
hotel guests only, other than those non-guests
that have dining reservations either at Dune
restaurant or at the Courtyard Terrace restau-
rant,” he said. ,

“The public areas and restaurants at the Cove
are accessible to any persons wishing to dine at
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill restaurant, Sea Glass
Lounge and the Mosaic Buffet Restaurant,” he
added. “Reservations are required at the Mesa
Grill but are not required at Sea Glass Lounge or
Mosaic. The Sundry Store and logo shop ‘Escape’
are also accessible to the general public. The pool

decks and guests rooms are restricted to hotel’

guests only. Persons arriving at the Cove's security
gate are required to identify themselves and state
their intended destination. This policy applies to all
individuals — hotel guests, hotel executives and
non-residents alike, There is no discrimination
implied . . . this is just a security procedure to val-

idate the destination of all those visiting the prop-

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“There is no access policy based on nationali-
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screening program started on
October 9. She said that other
screenings will be held on Octo-
ber 23 and 30,

“As this disease affects so
many people throughout the
world, we take pride in offering
life-saving screening to residents
of West End and our employ-
ees, as well as teaching them pre-
ventative measures to‘avoid this
deadly disease,” she said.

Only residents of West End

_ and employees of Old Bahama:

Bay at Gin Sur Mer are eligible
for free screenings, conducted
by Grand Bahama Health Ser-
vices at West End.

In addition to screenings,
there will be pre-clinic lectures
during October at 8.30am Mon-
day to Friday, ‘These lectures
will include breast self-exami-
nation demonstrations and dis-
tribution of cancer-related edu-
cational materials,

Ms Rahming said that Ginn
Resorts is also bringing cancer
awareness to guests checking in
at Old Bahama Bay during
October.

Guests checking in at the
resort will receive breast can-
cer awareness educational
cards, developed by the Susan
G Komen Breast Cancer Foun-
dation in their rooms.

“The card illustrates the steps
of the breast self-examination
process. It also provides readers

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GINN SUR Mer employee Susan Adderley signed up for free cancer
screenings offered to all Ginn Resorts’ employees and West End
residents during October. Assisting her is Nurse Yvonne Clarke, Grand
Bahama Health Services West End Clinic.



JOHN AND Glenesta Russell are two of many West End residents that
have benefitted from free cancer screenings sponsored by Ginn sur
Mer and the Grand Bahama Health Services West End Clinic.
According to Mr Russell, once he saw the flyers, he immediately made
appointments for free PSA and Pap Smear Screenings for him and his
wife. Pictured along with the pair is Dr Shailesh Hegde, Grand Bahama

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Prison boss pledges

world-class training
for prison staff

@ By Bahamas Information
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PRISON officials say a new

focus on education and expo-

sure for officers and staff of

Fler Majesty's Prison is expect-.

ed to pay major dividends.
Superintendent of Prisons Dr
,Eiliston Rahming said there
will be a re-doubling of efforts
io ensure that officers and staff
ai the prison receive the “high-
est quality” training available
locally, regionally and interna-
tionally. ;

Dr Rahming explained that
through the use of exchange
programmes, the prison has
also undertaken a “major cam-
paign” to expdse as many offi-
cers as possible to the best
practices currently im use at
some of the best facilities with-
in the region and internation-
ally.

This comes as the prison cel-
ebrates its 315th anniversary
during Prison Recognition
Week. from. October 28
through November 3.

“Thirty years ago height,
weight and size were three of
the primary qualifications for

becoming a prison officer in”

the Bahamas, but now those
requirements have changed
dramatically as officers must
be able to compete with their
counterparts in other branches
of law enforcement and other
professions,” Dr Rahming said.

“It is our. belief that if we can
have a workforce that is
diverse, skilled and ethical, we

will be in.a much better posi-.

tion to serve the Bahamian
people justly and proudly.
“No matter what we intend
‘to do; no matter what our man-
date is, it all pretty much hangs
on the quality of our staff. If
we are talking security, reha-
bilitation, education or the

environment, the same*applies ~
- and so-from the time of recruit-

ment right on up to retirement,
it is important for us to ensure
that our staff remains on the
cutting edge of knowledge and
exposure,” he said.

Dr Rahming said the new -

focus is already underway fol-
lowing achange in the curricu-
lum for new recruits to one that
is internationally accepted and



SUPERINTENDENT OF Prisons | Dr Elliston Rahming, Maen from left,

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speaks at a press conference held Tuesday to announce Her Majesty’s
Prison Annual Prison Recognition Week. From left are Sgt Gregory
Daxon, Dr Rahming, Sgt Samuel Duvalier and Tiska Armaly

in line with United Nations
- standards.

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He pointed out that staff of
the Educational Unit studied
a number of training modules
in use in Canada and the Unit-
ed States prior to developing
the new curriculum. Dr Rah-
ming said the implementation

of the training curriculum, in _

addition with the focus on
exposing more and more offi-
cers to international best prac-
tices will bode well for the
prison in the future.
“Exposure for our staff aud
officers is critical to what we
want to accomplish because
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Bill seeks to reduce number of jurors

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months every year.”

The state minister said that
in 1964 the Chief Justice was
making the recommendations
that this Bill seeks to implement
into the law today.

The proposed change in the
act is also an attempt to follow
modern trends in reducing the
size of juries to improve the effi-
ciency of the courts and speed
up criminal trials.

Presently the Bahamas is the
only major country in the region
that retains the 12 person jury
for all criminal trials before the
Supreme Court.

The minister of state said that
there is no logical reason fot
maintaining the current status
quo in the face of increasing
backlogs of cases.

The Juries Act was last

amended in 2006, this new bill is
seen as another step in improv-
ing the administration of jus-
lice by permitting the Supreme
Court to select juries consisting
of nine persons for all trials
except when the accused person
is charged with the offences of
murder or treason,

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that time, money and valuable
resources will be saved; that
fewer Bahamians will be kept
away from their jobs to do jury
service; and that the efficiency
of the courts will be improved
considerably.

“Tam approached on a regu-
lar basis by concerned Bahami-
ans, many of whom want to
know what the Attorney Gen-
eral’s Office is going to do to
speed up criminal trials. I’m
here today to tell all Bahami-

ans that this Bill is one step that.

we as members of the Execu-
tive can take in that direction. It
is also important, however, that
we contribute to the dialogue
and this debate in a manner
which uplifts and educates our
people,” Mr Bannister said.

_ The minister of state said that —
the advantages of smaller juries,

especially the speeding up of
cases being heard before the
courts have been reported in
such places as Arizona and Utah

_ which permit the selection of 8

person juries; and Connecticut,
Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Washington and
next door in Florida which per-
mit six person juries in many
cases,

“Only a few weeks ago, we
saw the trial of notorious polyg-
amist Warren Jeffs on the most
serious of charges efficiently
conducted with an eight person
jury in Utah. Most of these juris-
dictions, however, have retained
twelve person juries in capital
cases such as murder and we
intend to do the same thing here
with this Bill,” a Bannister
said.

Even many countries in the
region, Mr Bannister said, use
smaller juries, like Trinidad and
Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize where the law pro-
vides for trial by juries com-
prised of nine pérsons for all
offences except for murder and
treason.

Jamaica and the Cayman
Islands have gone further by
reducing the size of their juries
in most trials to seven except in
trials for murder and treason,
and in the Cayman Islands, for
money laundering offences.

“There’s no magic to the 12-
person jury. Twelve man juries
came about completely by acci-
dent. Many studies have been
conducted, but still nobody can
tell us why we have 12-person
juries, except to guess that it
may have something to do with
the 12 apostles, or 12 tribes of
Israel or Solomon’s 12 officers,”
Mr Bannister said.

Currently, in all trials the
prosecutor and defence attor-

ney, can challenge 10 jurors

without giving any reason. This
Bill will change the law so that
in all trials except those for mur-
der or treason, the attorneys will
now be able to challenge only

seven jurors without giving a

reason for the challenges.
“This will mean that the
opportunity for attorneys to
arbitrarily challenge potential
jurors. and have them discharged

will be greatly decreased. Noth-.,

ing is more frustrating, than to
leave your job for a day to sit in
a court and’then when you are
finally selected to sit on a jury a
lawyer challenges you without
giving a reason, and you can no
longer sit on the jury. I am told



ad

that it’s a feeling that you have
wasted your whole day. So this a
positive development in the
law,” Mr Bannister said.
Reducing the number of
these types’ of challenges, the
government hopes, will decrease

‘delays in the jury selection

process, and will therefore
enhance the ability of the courts
to hear trials quicker and more
efficiently,

The third change, which this
Bill will bring into. law, is that
instead of requiring eight out of
12 jurors to give a verdict in cas-

es where. it is not possible for’

the defendant to be sentenced
to death if he is found guilty, it

_ will take only six out of the nine

jurors to come to a verdict.
This amendment does not
affect the ratio of jurors who

_ will be required to come to a

verdict. A verdict may be one
of guilty or not guilty, so this
change in the law will not give

“an advantage to the Prosecution

or to the defence.

The government also hopes
that requiring a majority verdict
of six out of nine rather than
eight out of 12 will ensure that
jury deliberations are more

dynamic, and will assist in
speeding up the decision making
process and the trial; thereby
again improving the efficiency
of the courts.

Lastly the Bill seeks to amend
the Juries Act so that where a

juror dies, becomes ill or fails -

to appear during a trial, the
judge will not, have to discharge
the jury, but will have the dis-

cretion to proceed with eight °

jurors.

Previously the law permitted
the Judge to proceed with 11
jurors, so this change is a natur-
al one, which reflects the change

in jury size from 12 to nine in

most cases.

The Constitution, Mr Baanis:
ter said, guarantees every per-
son who is charged with a crim-
inal offence a fair hearing with-
in a reasonable time by an inde-
pendent and impartial court
established by law.

The Constitution also guar-
antees that a person who is
charged before the Supreme
Court shall have a right to trial
by jury. This Bill, he said, in no
way derogates from these
important Constitutional provi-
sions.

Bahamians urged to take
responsibility for returning
vehicles rented in Florida

FROM page one

When a Bahamian is arrested, the Consulate General’s Office

assists family in locating the whereabouts of the incarcerated as well.

as renders consular support regarding the relevant court proceed-

ings.

“In each case, we are notified when family members call enquir-
ne. as to which correctional facility their loved one is detained

> the Consulate said.

"The Office advises Bahamians to always resume full responsibility
for the timely return and full payment for rental vehicles prior to

departure.

It further advises Bahamians travelling to the United States,
particularly during the holiday seasons, to ensure that their personal

belongings are secured.

“At no point should passports be left behind i in rental vehicles,”

the Consulate cautioned.

In the event of any “unfortunate eventuality”, Bahamians are
advised to contact the Bahamas Consulate General in Miami at tele-
phone numbers: 305-373-6295 or 305-373-6297.:

- The Bahamas Consulate General Miami is one of nine over-
seas offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — four in the Unit-
ed States, the High Commission in London and Ottawa and the
Embassies in Haiti, China and Cuba.

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60th murder of the year

FROM page one

yards away from his home, said
the police,

Sull in search of money, the
suspects re-entered the victim’s
home and demanded money from
his wife in front of their small
children. On finding no money in
the home, the three suspects fled
the scene on foot, Chief Supt
Hanna said.

Thé deceased, who leaves
behind three children and a wife,
is described by those who knew
him as a “hard-working” garden-
er who kept to himself. He was a
resident of the Fox Hill area for
11 years.

His 16-year-old daughter, sur-
rounded by bereaved friends and
family on the front porch of her
home, toid The Tribune of the
events leading up to her father’s

death.

“Twas sleeping and I heard one
shot.

“Then I heard my daddy
scream out for my mother. After
that all I know is the (suspects)
came in our house and say
‘Gimme the money! Gimme the
money!

“My mother tell them she ain’
had any money and then they ran
out.”

Still visibly upset from the
ordeal, she said she feared sleep-
ing in the same home where only
hours earlier her father was held
up and gunned down. She told
reporters she did not get a good
look at the men who killed her
father.

As police continue to search
for the suspects, neighbours spec-
ulate that the assailants lay in wait

FROM page one



iT ribune staff

ipé Major,

Fel

A FAMILY member holds the wife of vily Renoid while the victim was

removed from the scene.

for the victim before committing
the crime.

They pointed out two plastic
chairs and a bucket perched in
the backyard of the victim's
home, the area neighbours

believe*the men waited for their

prey to arrive,

Neighbours, who joined the
victim’s family to mourn his
“senseless” killing, told The Tri-
bune that this was the “first time”
a murder occurred in the nigh-
bourhood. Many also expressed
shock that the deceased was tar-
geted, saying he “never bothered
anybody.”

Despite stringent laws on gun
control.in The Bahamas, 61 per
cent of the murders committed
for the year have been as a result

of firearms, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest stat-
ed in the House of Assembly yes-
terday.

In an attempt to stem the rise
in violent crimes, the government
invited “stakeholders” in the
country to attend a Crime Sym-
posium in September to brain-
storm ideas to curb the disturbing
trend,

Authorities are also seeking the
whereabouts of two men
described as armed and danger-
ous, for the armed robbery and
shooting of a mother last week.
Doderick Charles Smith, 24, of
Yellow Elder Gardens, and
Travado Taylor, 19, of Derby
Road are wanted by police for
questioning,

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death penalty. In March 2006, the Privy Council ruled
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tional and that sentencing should be at the discretion
of the trial judge. Mr Munroe argued that the issue: of
sentencing guidelines is a matter for Parliament. He
submitted that judges have no statutory guidelines
that state what mitigating and aggravating citcum-
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Mr Munroe argued that the lack of specified criteria
would cause the imposition of the death penalty to be
considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Mr Munroe also argued that the judge had not giv-
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confessed to the murder of Robins, led police to the
evidence and maintained his guilt.

He also argued that sufficient weighthad not been
given to Farrington’s mental state at the time of the
offence, the medical fact of the appellant’s personal-

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the inconsistencies in Farrington’s statements to the
two psychiatrists.

The court yesterday raised queries over the direc-
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evidence of psychiatrists Dr Timothy Barrett and Dr
Michael Neville.

Director of Public prosecutions Bernard Turner
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noted that while Dr Barrett had testified that Far-
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mind, but had a maladaptive personality trait and
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patsingh questioned how a man who returned to the

scene of a crime to pick the meat off the bones could

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* LOCAL branches of Ken-
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The brand's parent company,
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during World Hunger Relief

Week; and Restaurant
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All 10 KFC restaurants in
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Persons wishing to make a
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National Youth

Forum launched
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THE Ministry of Education,
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launched its National Youth
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Youth representatives from
throughout Nassau and the
Family Islands were in atten-
dance.

The Forum, held at the Earl
Weech Auditorium of the Cal-
Bible Church, was
designed by the Ministry of
Youth to educate young
Bahamians about formulating,

promoting, implementing and

maintaining a national youth
policy.

_ Programme moderator

Ambrosine Huyler highlighted |

youth policies currently being
employed in other countries
chrowehad the Common-
wealth.

‘Many of the African nations
analysed at the forum incorpo-
rate the ideas of young people
into public policy in a deliberate
attempt to recognise their
future leaders.

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the very fibre of his being and the knowledge that the lives he touched were richer for oe !

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HUNDREDS of villagers
defied warnings of a major erup
tion at one of Indonesia's dead
liest volcanos, leaving refugee
centers Wednesday and return
ing to homes along its slopes to
tend to crops and animals, accord
ing to Associated Press,

Mount Kelud, which has been
showing signs of increased activ:
ity for several weeks, was placed
on the highest alert level late

Tuesday, meaning scientists ,

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eVachation Cantps wa rented trucks
aud vetuinicd to. heir villages,
complaimiug they iad received no
food and sayiig they must tend
Crops.

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woman whe retained to the vil-
lage of sugihwaias, well within
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told to leave again, | will not go,”
said Darmiashiah, who goes by a
siigle name,

Unlike some volcanos, Mount
Kelud does not smoke or rum-
ble.

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nature,” said government volca-
nologist Surono, who goes by a
single name. “It is better to raise
the status than see people killed.”

Kelud, on Java island about 385
miles east of the capital, Jakarta,
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Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies School
of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas,
formerly the Clinical Training Programme Bahamas was
established on 27th May, 1997 by agreement between
the University of the West Indies and the Government
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

AND. WHEREAS, the Mission of the University of the
West Indies is to propel the economic, social, political
and cultural development of Vest Indian Society
through teaching, research, innovation, advisory and
community services and intellectual leadership;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the Faculties of Medical
Sciences is to recruit and train capable and committed
students as health care professionals who will be able
to meet the health needs of the people they serve, but
particularly those of the Caribbean, and who will strive
for professional excellence throughout their careers in
a constantly changing world;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the School of Clinical
Medicine and Research, The Bahamas, is also to
facilitate the improvement of the health of the people
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through clinical
research that will produce valuable knowledge for the
prevention and management of diseases, and the
formulation of health policies and programmes,

AND WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies
School of Clinical
Bahamas, has set aside a week to celebrate the lOth
Anniversary of the Medical Programme under the
theme “Improved Health in The Bahamas through
Teaching and Research - the University of the West
Indies 10 Years and Beyond’;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do
hereby proclaim the week beginning Sunday, 14th
October and ending on Saturday 20th October, 2007,
as UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES SCHOOL
OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH, THE
BAHAMAS, WEEK’.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF., |
have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this Sth day of
October, 2007.

ate ee

Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister

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MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
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| wish to congratulate the University of the
West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine
and Research, The Bahamas on achieving
the commendable milestone of 10 years as
an institution having positively influenced the
growth of tertiary education and training in
medicine in The Bahamas.

| wish to acknowledge the achievements of
the institution from its initial establishment in
1997 as the University of West Indies Clinical
Programme, Bahamas to your most recent
expansion in August, 2007 as the University of
the West Indies Schbol of Clinical Medicine and
Research, The Bahamas under the umbrella of
the University Centre located on UWI Mona
Campus in Jamaica. This initiative signals
a shift from a health care oriented system
to one inclusive of academia and research.
This expansion as an academic and research
institution inclusive of rena signifies the
emphasis placed by this institution on building
expertise with research and development as
cornerstones.

| would also like to congratulate Professor
Howard WV. panes! on his appointment as
Dean of The School and the UWI Coordinator
for The Bahamas. | wish to applaud the work of
Directors, Faculty and staff, past and present
who were instrumental in guiding this institution
through the stages to its present designation.
Your dedication and untiring efforts in time and
talent must be acknowledged. |-have eve
confidence that you and your competent sta
will continue to play an active and important
role in the direction and future achievements
of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Research.

Congratulations on an in part the
Mission of the University of the \/est Indies,
which is “To propel the economic, social,
olitical and cultural development of West
ndian Socieh Uiteughy teaching, research,
innovation, advisory and community services
and intellectual leadership.” | anticipate that
the evolvement of the Clinical Programme to
the School of Clinical Medicine and Research
will certainly propel the development of The
Bahamas through teaching, research and
innovation.

The Honourable Dr.Hubert A.Minnis, M.P

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 23

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MESSAGE FROM VICE CHANCELLOR OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

I extend warmest congratulations to the Dean. and
staff of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Researclyin The Bahamas on the occasion of the tenth |
annivers..ty of the School. In 1997, the UWI made 1
a decision to expand its clinical teaching facilities to
The Bahamas. The then, UWI Clinical Programme
Bahamas, began with sixty-three students, fifty from
India and thirteen Caribbean nationals. To date, more
than two hundred students have graduated from this
programme, This year our enrolment comprises
sixty undergraduate students and thirty-three students
enrolled in postgraduate programmes, most of whom
are from The Bahamas and the Caribbean. I wish
them the very best in their studies.

The School is an excellent example of partnership
between the UWI and our contributing governments,
in this case the Government of The Bahamas.
Administrative and teaching facilities are provided
by the Government of The Bahamas on the Princess
Margaret Hospital compound and they also provide
human and other resources to support the School.
This support is pivotal to the success of our
programmes and my heartfelt thanks are extended
to the Government of the Bahamas for their ongoing
support. <
Leadership of the School has been of the highest
calibre beginning with Professor K. Alan Butler
in 1997, through Professor Renn Holness and Dr.
Anthony Regis to the current Dean of the School,
Professor Howard Spencer who also served as Acting
Director in the early years. Professor Spencer is
also overall Coordinator of all the UWI programmes
currently being delivered in The Bahamas. Together
with a dedicated staff consisting of full time
Lecturers, Clinical Tutors, Associate Lecturers and
Administrative staff, our leadership has delivered on
the mission of the UWI to advance the development |
of our Caribbean region through our teaching and
research.

There is a very exciting week of activities planned
for the Anniversary and I wish the Dean, statf
and students the very best as they celebrate thei |
achievements and plan for even more in the future.

E. Nigel Harris
Vice Chancellor


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OCT 78

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20
Someone you care about is acting
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find a resolution.

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this week.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 27



Libya joins UN Security Council a year after

removal from US list of terrorism sponsors

@ UNITED NATIONS

LIBYA — a former pariah
state condemned by the U.S.
as a sponsor of terrorism —
won a seat on the U.N. Secu-
rity Council Tuesday without
opposition from the Bush
administration, according to
Associated Press.

The U.S. decision not to
support a rival African coun-
try for the seat angered fami-
lies of victims of the 1988
bombing of.Pan Am Flight
103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
some of whom watched the
vote in the U.N. General
Assembly from the visitors
gallery. They said the United

- States should have done more
to prevent Libya from getting
a seat on the U.N.’s most pow-
erful body.

Dan Cohen of Cape May
Court House, N.J., who lost
his 20-year-old daughter
Theodora, said the vast major-
ity of Lockerbie victims were
Americans. Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi “has more
American blood on his hands
than any other surviving dic-
tator in the world,” he said.

“Tt is a disgrace that the
United States would not even
put up a fight and try to defeat
Libya,” he said. “America just

_ hasn’t stood up on this issue at
all. ... And the Libyan gov-
ernment is working diligently
to get the one person convict-
ed in this case out of jail in

Scotland.”

Just over a year ago, the
U.S. removed the African
nation from the list of state
sponsors of terrorism.

The U.S. had regarded
Libya as a pariah state for
decades after Gadhafi came
to power in a 1969 coup and
turned his country against the
West. It was the target of U.S.
airstrikes in 1986, and subjeci
to sanctions.

Libya was blamed for the
Lockerbie bombing as well as
a West Berlin disco bombing
that killed two American sol-
diers in 1986. The U.S.
accused the country of spon-
soring terrorist groups from
the Irish Republican Army to
Palestinian factions and of
undermining pro-Western
sovernments in Africa.

In 2003, Libya officially
accepted responsibility for the
Lockerbie bombing and
reached a $2.7 billion settle-
ment with families of the vic-

tims. The next year, it paid -
$170 million compensation to .

the families of the 170 victims
of a 1989 bombing of a French
passenger jet.

Relations between Wash-
ington and Tripoli have
’ improved since Libya’s sur-
prise decision in the wake of
the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in
2003 to dismantle its clandes-
tine nuclear weapons program
under international inspection.

The Bush administration
said in May 2006 that it was
resuming regular diplomatic
- relations with Libya for the
first time in more than a quar-
ter-century.

“The world changes,” U.S.
deputy ambassador to the
U.N. Alejandro Wolff told
reporters when asked about
Libya joining the council. _

He did not reveal whether
the. U.S. voted for or against
Libya, saying the U.S. does
not disclose that information.

Wolff took note of the fam-
ihes of Lockerbie victims who
watched the vote from the vis-
itors gallery.

“Their presence was felt
here today. I felt it and I know
other delegations felt it,” he
said.

21-year-old daughter Beth
Ann, complained that Libya
still owes the families $2 mil-
ion apiece as part of a settle-
ment it made with the U.S.
The families have already
received $8 million each, said
Johnson, who chairs the group
“Victims of Pan Am 103,”
representing families of about
160 of the 270 victims.

“We really felt let down
when the State. Department
didn’t make the objections it
has in the past,” Johnson said.
“The U.S. allowed (Libya) off
the hook even though for
some reason Libya decided it

Glenn Johnson, who lost is



“It means I
can say we are
back to the
international
community,
that all the
problems we
have faced in
the past are
now behind

us.”



Libya’s U.N.

ambassador,

Giadalla Ettalhi

didn’t have to take the last
step of the agreement. We
can’t understand it.”

In 2000 the United States

successfully blocked Sudan’s’

bid for a council seat, and
Washington’s candidate, Mau-
ritius, won. But in 2005, the
U.S. backed Nicaragua and
Peru won. This year, Wash-
ington did not back a cand}:
date against Libya.

Wolff said the U.S. is pur-
suing the compensation issue
bilaterally with the Libyan
government and will contin-

‘ue to do so.

Libya’s U.N. ambassador,
Giadalla Ettalhi, said the
country received 178 “yes”
votes in the 192-member Gen-
eral Assembly.

“Tt means I can say we are
back to the international com-
munity, that all the problems
we have faced in the past are
now behind us,” he told
reporters. “I think our rela-
tions with the U.S. nowadays
are back to normal ... and I
think they have not worked
against our candidacy. We are
sure about that.

“We have fulfilled com-
pletely our agreement with the
Lockerbie people,” he added.

Libya was elected to a two-
year term starting Jan. 1. It
will join the council along with
another former U.S. enemy,
Vietnam.

The U.S. restored diplo-
matic ties with Vietnam in
1995 — 20 years after the end

of the Vietnam War — and is.

now the country’s largest trad-
ing partner.

Burkina Faso was also elect-
ed with no opposition. Croat-
ia and Costa Rica won seats
on the third ballot after their
opponents, the Czech Repub-
lic and the Dominican Repub-
lic, dropped out after two
rounds of secret balloting.

Ten of the council’s 15 seats
are filled for two-year stretch-

.es. The other five are occu-
pied by its veto-wielding per-,

manent members: Britain,
China, France, Russia and the
United States.

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* Trade Commission deputy chair says Bahamas may be forced ‘to do things
overnight that we should have been doing over the last 30 years’ by trade regimes
-* ‘Sun, sand and sea’ and banking confidentiality no longer will drive key industries
* Reliance on real estate-driven stamp duties for revenue rises ‘not sustainable’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas’ tradition-
al reliance on ‘sun, sand
and sea’ and banking
confidentiality to drive
its tourism and financial
services industries “will not cut it any
more”, a senior accountant told The
Tribune yesterday, warning that rules-
based trading systems might force this
nation “to do things overnight that
we should have been doing over the
last 30 years”.
' Raymond Winder, managing part-
ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas)
and the Trade Commission’s deputy
chairman, backed yesterday’s Tribune
Business lead story by saying there
was “no question” that the way busi-
ness was done in this nation, and the
regulatory, policy and legal frame-
work governing it, would be ‘totally
transformed’, profoundly impacting
the lives of every Bahamian resident
and citizen. ,

“We've been lagging in some areas
and we haven’t been following global
best practices,” Mr Winder told The
Tribune.

' “Clearly, now, from a competitive-
ness point of view, we are going to
find ourselves in a situation where
the Bahamian-owned businesses are
going to be swallowed up by other
major Caribbean businesses that have
been preparing themselves globally.”

Bahamian law and the exchange

‘control regime, Mr Winder said,

St Georges want
Hayward to sell *~
stake for $100m &

which imposes a premium on curren- :

cy going out of the Bahamas for
investment purposes, had acted as a
barrier to Bahamian-owned firms
looking beyond these borders and
expanding internationally.

Few had, or had attempted, to
move into the wider Caribbean,
although many regional firms had
come to the Bahamas. Bahamian-
owned companies have tended to only
focus domestically, with the National
Investment policy, which reserves
areas such as real estate, construction
and retail and wholesale for Bahami-
an-owned businesses only, encourag-
ing the feeling that firms will always
be protected from overseas competi-
tion. ;

Rules-based trading systems, such,

as the World Trade Organisation
(WTO), and others that flow from it
such as the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU), will transform suchi
Bahamian protectionist regime, with
their demands for market access by
foreign-owned companies and equal
treatment for those firms.
“Domestic Bahamian businesses
will be severely challenged from the
standpoint of being competitive in

the Caribbean; forget globally,” Mr -

Winder said, adding that the Bahamas
had to find ways to build critical mass
in Bahamian-owned companies and
make them competitive internation-
ally.

Saying the Bahamas had focused
too much on attracting foreign direct



Raymond Winder -

investment and the well-being of for-
eign-owned businesses, Mr Winder

‘added: “We have not paid any atten-

tion to developing, nurturing, growing
and allowing Bahamian businesses to
become more global. Our laws. pre-
vent Bahamian businesses from
becoming global.

“We may find ourselves in a situa-
tion where we have to do things
overnight that we should have been
doing over the last 30 years.

“We've taken care of foreign busi-
nesses, but have forgotten to take
care of Bahamian businesses: Our

are?

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
’ Tribune Business Editor

THE late Edward St
George’s estate is seeking a
Supreme Court order that Sir
Jack Hayward’s stake in the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) and Port Group
Ltd be sold to it for $100 mil-
lion, as this is the price he and
the Hayward trust trustees
have allegedly agreed with the
Fleming Group.

An affidavit .sworn by
Anthea Parris-Whittaker, an
associate with Callender’s &

Co, said the estate was now .

_ applying to further amend its
initial originating summons,
which was seeking a court

“.. order compelling Sir Jack and

the trustees of Seashells Invest-
ments, which holds his inter-

est in Intercontinental Diver-—

‘sified Corporation (IDC), the

~~ GBPA and Port Group Ltd

parent, to séll his 50 per cent

~ stake to them.

Saying that it was “clear
there is a complete breakdown
..between the Hayward and St
George interests, and -there-
fore one shareholder would

have to buy out the other”, Ms

Parris-Whittaker:said the
estate believed Sir Jack and his
‘trust’s trustees “have agreed
to sell the Hayward shares to a

‘third party, namely the Flem-

Price based upon
alleged offer from
Fleming Group, as-
Sir Jack appeals
50/50 verdict and —
_ estate alleges
PharmaChem
documents
support its case’.

ing Group, at a price of $100
million”.

The affidavit details an
alleged September 13, 2007,
meeting between Lady Henri-
etta St George and Rod Flem-
ing and Geoffrey Richards, of
the Fleming Group.

“During the course of that
meeting, Mr Fleming and Mr
Richards informed Lady Hen-
rietta St George that Hayward.
and the trustees of the Hay-
ward trust had already entered
an agreement to sell the Hay-
ward shares to the Fleming
Group,” Ms Parris-Whittaker

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laws have prevented Bahamian busi-

nesses from doing what they need to

do.” '

To compete, Mr-Winder said the
Bahamas had to identify niche mar-
kets where it could excel and develop
stand-out products in areas such as
financial services that no other coun-
try had.

He pointed out that in the case of
FirstCaribbean International Bank,
while the Bahamas and Turks &
Caicos Islands accounted for 60 per
cent of its business, the bank’s head-
quarters were in Barbados. This is
largely thought to be because Barba-
dos has a double taxation treaty with
Canada, meaning that dividends
remitted to FirstCaribbean’s Canadi-
an majority shareholder, CIBC, are
taxed at the lower Barbadian rate
rather than the higher Canadian rate.

“From the standpoint of trade, we

“need to come up with some niche,

alternative legislation or product that
is germane to the Bahamas,” Mr
Winder said. :

“Barbados has tax treaties with 30
countries in the world. Barbados is a
serious competitor in financial ser-
vices for the Bahamas.

“We have done nothing but rely on
confidentiality and ‘sun; sand and sea’.
These things will not cut it for the
Bahamas any more.”

Mr Winder added that, with the
ever-increasing reliance on foreign
direct investment to drive the
Bahamian economy: “We find our-

selves in a situation where to attract .



foreign investment we have to give
away too much in concessions. I am
delighted that the Government is
reviewing this. :

“In terms of government revenues,
we cannot rely on generating huge

‘amounts of stamp tax by selling the

country. That is not sustainable.”

Mr Winder questioned whether the,
Government had a sustainable tax
base to fund itself, given the increased
reliance on stamp duty from real
estate transactions. ;

The Government’s 2007-2008 Bud-
get forecast has projected that rev-
enues will rise by $150.015 million
compared to the previous fiscal year;
rising from -$1.168 million to $1.318
million. 1

Some 72.9 per cent or $109.343 mil-
lion of that revenue increase is due to
come from Stamp Duty.

Of that Stamp Duty increase, some
46.6 per cent of the increase or $50.93
million is projected to come from
duties imposed on real estate trans-
actions valued at $250,000 or more.

“How many Bahamian businesses
think about becoming Caribbean or

global players,” Mr Winder asked.

“The reality is that we live in a glob-
al world, and if we are not participat-
ing we will suffer, because of it. We |
will find that our standing and credi-
bility in the region as a leader Is
diminished over a period of time.”

The Tribune reported yesterday on

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Government willing
to support the BTVI’s
building programme

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Government is “will-
ing to put some financing”
towards the construction edu-
cation programme at the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute (BTVI), the
Bahamian Contractors. Asso-
ciation’s (BCA) president told
The Tribune, an initiative that
has taken in almost 170 stu-
dents for the first session.

Stephen Wrinkle said Earl
Deveaux, the minister of works
and transport, had indicated
the Government would place
some funding towards the con-
struction education pro-
gramme at BTVI, which the
BCA chairs, during a recent
meeting with Association exec-
utives.

Mr Wrinkle said of the pro-
gramme: “It’s going very well.
We’ve got almost 170 students
in the first 15-week session.
In 15 weeks, we will deliver
Grade One tradesmen to the
construction sites.”

The BTVI course offers nine
trades, such as carpentry,
masonry, plumbing and tile
laying. The BCA president
added: “Once they have fin-
ished the course, the BCA gets
a placement for them. They go
into the field and come back
once a week for further edu-
cation. The aim is to get them
all the way up to journeymen.”



Double Roll
Cee

Mr Wrinkle said the BCA
was hoping that the draft Con-
tractors Bill, which is currently
with the Attorney General’s
Office, would provide a mea-
sure of protection for Bahami-
an contractors when it came to
competing for contacts with
foreign rivals. . ce

The Bill, as currently ciatt-



ed, would require all Bahami-.

an contractors seeking and

contracting for work with the |

public to be licensed and pos-
sess a valid licence before. they
could apply for building per-
mits on various projects:

As foreign contractors would

not be licensed ‘in the
Bahamas,
unable to obtain the necessary

building permits, forcing them

to partner and joint venture »

with Bahamian companies
rather than take all the busi-
ness for themselves.

Mr Wrinkle said: “There will.

be no way to contract some-
one from outside the country
and just give them the job. This
Bill would protect qualified
Bahamian contractors from
that happening.

“We will then be in a posi-
tion to joint venture on larger
projects. Foreign contractors
will have to partner with
Bahamian contractors who can
do the scope of the work. That
is the BCA’s goal.”

This, Mr Wrinkle said,
would protect Bahamian con-

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‘tractors who had built up

major infrastructure such as.
offices, with major overheads
and costs to pay.

In addition, the BCA is als«
looking at situations where for

’ eign contractors come in here

without having any Immigra-
tion status, or set up their own
businesses and start contract-
ing for work without having
any permanent residency or
citizenship. |

To protect Bahamian con-
tractors from foreign rivals, or
those fronted by Bahamians
the Business Licence Act was

amended to require overseas
firms operating in the Bahamas

to pay, 1 per cent of the valué

‘of each contract to the Govy-

ernment prior to the job’s com-
pletion.

Yet while Bahamian con-
tractors. only have to pay 0.5
per cent of the value of each
contract to the Government,
and do this after work is fin-
ished, Mr Wrinkle said there
was no way to monitor its
effectiveness.

Foreign contractors can bor.
row at 3 per cent interest rates.
compared to 8-9 per cent inter
est rates in the Bahamas, and
also find it easier to obtain per
formance bonds.

Currently, most Bahamian
contractors’ main avenue to
obtaining performance bonds
is with Munich Re, via Star
General.


THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 3B

MA o-0. as

Confusion on Fair

Labour Exceptions
Order’s status

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor





‘THIS MONTHS TOPIC
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TUC president says still in es os, 2
existence and never repealed,
contradicting employer position

A TRADE union leader and

_ labour attorney told The Tri-
bune that he believes the
Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act is still
in effect and was never
repealed, confirming that much

LECTURE DATE ——-—~
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dropped completely from the Doctors Hospital Conference room

confusion and different opin-
ions exist over whether it is still
in force.

new Employment Act.
’ Mr Nutt previously told The

’ Tribune that “a great deal of



confusion” existed over
whether the Exceptions Order
was still in-effect, some saying
it still stood until placed under

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_ Obie Ferguson, the Trades
Union Congress (TUC) presi-
dent, contradicted the

— SPEAKER;
Dr. Harold Munnings

Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration’s (BECon) president,
‘Brian Nutt, by arguing that the
Exceptions Order was stilk in
force despite the fact that the

Fair Labour Standards Act had »

been repealed and replaced by
the Employment Act 2001.

Commenting on the employ-
ers’ recommendation that the
Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act be rein-
stated, Mr Ferguson said:
“What I find unusual is that
the Exceptions Order is still
the law in the Bahamas. I think
there is a misunderstanding
about the application of that
particular provision. That pro-
vision was not repealed.

“Tt is my understanding that

the Exceptions Order was not »

repealed, and I think the
employer is taking the view
that it was, indeed, repealed.
It is not certain that is the cor-
rect position.

“In my practice as a labour
lawyer, I have accepted that
the Exceptions Order is very
much in operation. I don't
think they will succeed in mak-

ing that case to the joint labour.
fo. 1m. My position is that it is.

‘still there.”

IN THE SUPREME COURT ;

Equity SIDE

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Mr Ferguson added: “I am
not clear where Mr Nutt is
coming from. I think that if
they took some legal advice on
that, they may find they are
going after something in oper-

ation today. I have accepted’

that provision was not
repealed.”

The Fair Labour Standards
Act was repealed in 2001 when
the Employment Act was

passed by Parliament during

the former Ingraham adminis-
tration: Yet the Exceptions
Order that had been attached
to it appeared to disappear into
a ‘black hole’, as it was

NOTICE

the Employment Act, while
others argued that it must have
been repealed when the Fair
Labour Standards Act was
repealed.

Mr Nutt said he agreed with

‘the second take, adding: “My
- personal feeling is that if there

is no Fair Labour Standards
Act, how can the Fair Labour
Standards Exceptions Order
still exist?”

The Exceptions Order to the

Fair Labour Standards Act

exempted specific worker cat-
egories from certain provisions
in the Act, such as the stan-
dard hours of work and « over-
time pay.

As part of their Se apOked
package of amendments to the
Employment Act, which will
be discussed at the upcoming
October 22 conference that
also involves Bahamian goy-
ernment and trade union rep-
resentatives, employers are
urging that the Exceptions
Order be reinstated as part of
the Act to exempt supervisory
and managerial staff from the

SEE page 9

2007

No.000177

THE QUIBTING TITLES ACT, 1969

i

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the —
Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of-

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and occupied by the late’
Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the Settlement of Hope Town on the
Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little Guana Cay one of the Cays in the Abaco chain of
Cays in the Commonw ealth of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is
bounded NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and Eighty
Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said
Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Michael Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine and
Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane and running thereon
Two and Seven and Fifty-one Hundredths (207.51) feet WESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of the Johnson Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and Twenty-
two Hundredths (63.22) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon Twenty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land. now or formerly the
property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon Twenty-eight and Fighty-eight
Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Edwards
Stanley Malone and running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running thereon Sixteen
(16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said David George
Russell and running theron Forty-six (46) feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (78) feet

AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393

\

AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF

‘GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

4

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claims to be the owner of the

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fee: simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and
the Petitioner has made. application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and. extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

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in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 80th day of November, A.D,
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 5B



‘Something
needs to be
done’ on NIB

‘But government still
reviewing possible
measures, and unsure
of likely course yet

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Goverment is still .

reviewing the measures neces-
sary to ensure the stability of
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), the minister responsi-

"ble told The Tribune, although
he was unable to yet say if that
would include an increase in
NIB contributions.

Kenneth Russell, the minis-
ter of housing and national
insurance, said the Govern-
ment was currently in the
process of reviewing NIB’s

contributions, wages ceiling ©

and benefits.

He added that once this was
done, a decision would have
to be made on the best way
forward, although he was
unable to say whether or not
that would include an increase
in contribution rates. ,

Mr Russell acknowledged
‘that the Government was also
closely examining -NIB’s
administrative costs, given the
fact that at present they stand
at 25 per cent, among the high-
est in the Caribbean for social
security systems.

“Something needs to be
done, but I really cannot say
if that would include eliminat-

ing persons because that would”

fall under the responsibility of

the chairman,” Mr Russell

said. ; ,
‘A further concern with



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for self employed persons to
be up-to-date with their con-
tributions. They have only

managed about 25 per cent ©

compliance withe their contri-
bution payments in the past.
“T really think that they need
to think about the impact their
contributions will have on
them when they get older or
sick,” Mr Russell said. “‘ But
something needs to be done
and we are developing a mar-

keting campaign to encourage.

them. to make their payments
in full and on time.”

Last month Lennox McCart-
ney, NIB ‘s director, said the
Government will have to

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL

TRIBUNE,
October 18th, 2007

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES :

Eleuthera Island Shores
Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
BLOCK NO. 45,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having
an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in
block. 45, Section “E” in the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity
of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of

° x es Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately



14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the .

upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is

approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor-area. All utilities:

and services available. ;

Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.



LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM
SUBDIVISION.

All that lot of land having an area of approimately 5,638 sq. ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm
| Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a 6year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen

: and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain

linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $197,107.60
. Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.





LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq.
ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as
Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision
situated in the Western District of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a
single structure comprising of a single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space. The residence
comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2
bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen,
utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
The yard is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.00

Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is
located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.







Must Sell Lot No. 597
Melvern Road Yellow Elder Gardens

All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq ft, being
lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known as
Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 26 yr old single famil
residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft
of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including .
master bedroom, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room,
kitchen.and utility room. The residence.also consists

_ of a front porch and two patios.



The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including

_ driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

Appraisal: $133,395.00 :
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the ae center road, follow the road to the left. the subject
property is the 5th property left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yellow.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
. the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
| acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26
ft, plus 50 x 22 fi., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock
“ and the floors of viny! tiles.



Appraisal: $265,225.00



HAMILLON'S, LONG.
ISLAND

j All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated in the settlement
of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547
sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8
ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and

telephone.
- Appraisal: $112,000.00.

The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway

"VACANT PROPERTIES | wie

Investment Opportunity - Must Sell

~ Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq ft, being Lot No.20 biock 1 unit 3 of the subdivision: known and designated
as fortune point subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning witharectangle shape. ,

Appraisal: $38,000.00

‘Investment Opportunity - Must Sell - Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision

known as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district

of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00:
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead

end. The property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.





Island Harbour Beach, Exuma -

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Isl
Exuma Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The prope
Appraisal:

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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

and Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little
also has a commanding view of the ocean.

0,000.00



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one
of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No, 11B
and running thereon for.a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot.No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said
Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately
50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00



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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly
the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon tor a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; wesiwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a

- topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.



APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA



All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, and is bounded arid abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now
of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30° wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128
hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land.now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance ot 399.955 hundreath ft. This property having an area of approximately
44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”





MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA



All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about
two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Gomrnonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft: southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and
running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography »

of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 e email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851

To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com - Click on “Real Estate Mall” - Click on doorway “Enter Onlime Store”


THE TRIBUNE



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






5 con-sisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
* square feet and
second floor area of
. 735 square feet. The

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building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and dining areas.

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

SANDYPORT . Appraisal: $300,000.00

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



-No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision ‘known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District

on’ the island of New
Providence.

Located on the = subject
property is a newly
constructed single story
structure comprising 6,000



- feet of living space with a
three Car Garage.

The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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| LOT No. 17 ALLEN’S DRIVE
‘CARMICHAEL ROAD

Appraisal: $171,000.00









building

of
ij approximately 1,512
square feet of
enclosed living space
which includes, two -
2 bedrooms and 1



; bathroom, kitchen,
Been teres living/dining room
i Da I on ea eine sees ous apartment.
Ventilation is by walled units air-condition units located in the

bedrooms.

Directions to property: Take the corner North of Golden Gates Assembly,
Allen’s Drive, follow the bend. The subject property is on the right
shortly after passing the bend, aquamarine trimmed deep green.

FREEPORT

FAIRWAY MANOR

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CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00





Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian North

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY





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leveled home |








The subject property.





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 7

FREEPORT

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 1, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00

Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape. :

FAMILY ISLANDS

ABACO Appraisal: $108,000.00

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN ,
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.

ay

a The property is 89 x 100 ft

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

kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much
attention. i



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EXUMA

DUPLEX IN LOT 6625
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA

Trapezium shaped lot 35
ft. above sea _ level
.comprising 10,000 sq. ft.
Situated thereon is a 10-
year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath,
kitchen, living/dining
area" and . porch.
(Building is in need of
repairs).

Appraisal: $170,000.00

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EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION

The subject property is located
on Kingway Road and is
developed with an area of
20,000 square feet. Situated
thereon is a_ residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet
-of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2











|/ baths, with laundry and _ utility
spaces and a two bedroom one
bath guest cottage of 600
square feet. The property is
picket

: = fenced with white
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.

PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT ;
ELEUTHERA. Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that. piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.

TO VIEW PROPERTIES
GO TO: |

www.stopnshopbahamas.com
Click on “Real Estate Mall”.
Click on Doorway

. “Enter Online Store”



FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com

or
PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Fax: 356-3851 - send bids to P. O. Box N-7518_Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas



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All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq, ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune























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Do a BUSINESS ee
Confusion on Fair Labour

Exceptions Order’s status

FROM page 3

provisions relating to overtime
pay and standard hours of
work. :
As before, BECon and
Bahamian employers are rec-
ommending that any Excep-
tions Order to the Employ-
ment Act exclude supervisory
and managerial staff from the
standard hours of work and
overtime pay aspects, since
they are expected to be on call
and work as and when
required by their companies.
A second group of employ-
ees who employers are recom-
mending be included under an
Exceptions Order, and be
excepted from the standard
hours of work, day off and

overtime pay provisions in the

Employment Act, are the
spouses of employers, charity
workers, seamen and com-
mercial fishermen, farm work-
ers, ministers of religion and
Defence Force and police offi-
cers.

Difference

Mr Nutt, though, said one
difference between the cur-
rent recommendation as it
applied to supervisory and
managerial staff was that it
did not deal with minimum
wages, unlike the Fair Labour
Standards Act. This was
because minimum wages
were now dealt with sepa-
rately under the Minimum
Wage Act, unlike previously.

Mr Nutt said: “In essence,
we're looking at two schedules

of employment. Oiie is exemp-
tions from the standard tours
of work and overtime tor maz-
agers and supervisois in the
first schedule. Tne second
schedule is for exemptions
from the standard hours of
work, day off and overtime.”
Bahamian employers had
also previously sought. to
include a third category of
employees under the pro-
posed Employment Act
Exceptions Order, namely
salesmen, agents and repre-
sentatives and contract work-
ers who received their wages
as commission payments:
However, Mr Nutt said
BECon took this out because it
was felt such persons were
actually self-employed, and
that no employer/emplovee
relationship existed.

RESORT REAL ESTATE SALES PROF ESSIONAL :

The developer of a prestigious oceanfront residential development on
Grand Bahama is seeking persons with the following
experience, qualifications and expertise:

* Must havea minimum of five years sales experience-but willing to learn from aii

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* Must have two years experience selling high-end homes

¢ Knowledge of the Caribbean, United Kingdom and United States markets very

useful

¢ Computer skills necessary to operate a customer relation management system

required

-

* Needs to possess excellent verbal and written skills and professional appearance
* Individual must be a team player and able to work with all levels of management
° ‘Two years of successful post secondary courses required

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A

“COMMUNITY MINI-HEALTH FAIR”

at

Flamingo Gardens Clinic

Department of Public Health,
Ministry of Health & Social —
Development —
On: |
ctober 18, 2007 at 6:

Vacancy For The Position Of:

SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER,
| CREDIT RISK

Core responsibilities:

Acts as Relationship Manager to high net worth clientele by
liaising with clients to determine needs and resolve issues,
providing answers and communication wherever necessary.
Performs maintenance and records management on existing
portfolios by liaising with attorneys and insurance companies to
prepare legal documents or obtain security.

Performs constant follow up on delinquent and watch-list accounts,
and institutes proper procedures regarding the collections of bad
and doubtful ones.

Advises the Credit Risk Consultant of any issues that may have
a material effect on the credit portfolio.

_ Prepares credit proposals by conducting comprehensive financial
and non-financial analysis, collecting and checking required
documents.

As lending cap varies, designs and implements marketing initiatives
aimed at attracting targeted business accounts. ©

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of banking experience.
Strong accounting and financial skills to analyze financial
statements.

Strong analytical capabilities to assess and make reasoned
judgments on the viability of a credit candidate.

Detailed knowledge of business operations in many industries to
analyze credit worthiness, economic and statistical theory, and
to understand banking activity and business trends.

Core knowledge of specific legal documents to ensure security
1s legitimate. —

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 October joth, 2007 to:

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THE TRIBUNE



OES ee aa ee
Oil prices strike a new

& By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil |

prices surged to a new record
of $89 a barrel Wednesday
after Turkey’s parliament
authorised an incursion into
northern Iraq in search of Kur-
dish rebels.

The vote overshadowed .a
United States government
report that crude oil and gaso-
line inventories overall rose
more than expected last week.
But prices did draw some sup-

port from a 200,000 barrel .

decline in inventories at the
closely-watched New York
Mercantile Exchange delivery
terminal in Cushing, Okla-
homa.

Light, sweet crude for
November delivery rose $1.09
to $88.69 a barrel on the

Nymex after rising to a record
~ $89 earlier.

Oil prices initially fell after
the Energy Information
Administration reported that

crude inventories rose by 1.8
million barrels during the week
ended October 12, more than
the one million barrel increase

analysts surveyed by Dow

Jones Newswires, on average,
had expected:

But prices reversed course
and rose after the Turkish par-
liament vote. Traders worry
that any escalation in the con-
flict between the Kurds and
Turkey will cut oil supplies
from northern Iraq. Despite

the decision, Turkey’s govern-.

ment said an incursion into
Iraq isn’t imminent.

The EIA also reported that
gasoline supplies rose by 2.8
million barrels last week, near-
ly triple analyst expectations
for a one million barrel
increase. November gasoline
rose 0.43 cent to $2.178 a gal-
lon on the Nymex.

Distillates, which include
heating oil and diesel fuel, rose

‘by one million barrels last

week, the EIA said. Analysts
had expected distillate supplies

Legal Notice

NOTICE

HAMMERSON LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HAMMERSON LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th October, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 18th day of October, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

EQUITY SIDE

NOTICE

record of $89 a barrel

to fall by 400,000 barrels.
November heating oil rose 0.98
cent to $2.3485 a gallon on the
Nymex.

In other Nymex trading, nat-
ural gas futures rose 11.2 cents
to $7.479 per 1,000 cubic feet.
In London, December Brent
crude fell 43 cents to $83.12 a

‘barrel on the ICE Futures

exchange.

The EIA also reported that
refinery activity fell last week
by 0.5 percentage point to 87.3
per cent of capacity. Analysts.
had expected refinery utiliza-
tion to grow by 0.4 percentage
point.

Crude imports jumped last
week by an average of 539,000
barrels a day, while imports of
gasoline fell by 230,000 barrels
a day on average.

Demand for gasoline rose by
about 53,000 barrels last week,
but is off 0.5 per cent over the
past four weeks, the EIA said.

Many analysts said the
report strongly counters a mar-
ket perception in recent days
that oil supplies are falling as
demand is growing. Reports
by. the Energy Department, the
International Energy Agency
and the Organisation of Petro-
leum Exporting Countries over
the past week have all sup-
ported that belief.

“Inventories are rising, not

. falling,” said Tim Evans, an

analyst at Citigroup Inc. in
New York. “Demand is falling,
not rising.”

Many analysts believe spec-
ulative investing is the real cul-
prit behind higher prices.
Traders see technical signs in
the differences between cur-
rent and future oil contracts
that suggest money continues
to be plowed into oil futures.
And those signals precipitate
new buying, which pushes
prices even higher.

“T think the market has been
trading on momentum,” said
Antoine Halff, head of ener-
gy research at Fimat USA.
EEG:

2007
No.000177

.

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour
of the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of:

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and
occupied by the late Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little
Guana Cay one ofthe Cays inthe Abaco chain of Cays inthe Commonwealth
of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is bounded
NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and
Eighty Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty
(50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the BCR Srey of Michael
Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine
and Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane
and running thereon Two and Seven and Fifty-one Hundredths (207.51)
feet WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the Johnson
Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and enty-two Hundredths
(63.22) feet NORTHWARDLY Byaene now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon enty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon
Twenty-eight and Eighty-eight Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of Edwards Stanley Malone and
running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY by
land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running
thereon Sixteen (16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now. or formerly the

roperty of the said David George Russell and unnne theron Forty-six
46 feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the
said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (73) feet

AND»
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393 |
AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claims to be the
owner of the fee simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared,.a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions ofthe said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau,-
Bahamas. | ;

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an
adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said \Petition shall on or before
the 30% November, A.D. 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified
by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve
a Statement of Claim on or before the 30‘ day of November, A.D. 2007 will
operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
, Hquen Bouse : |
ul ouse
Mount Royal Avene. North (Hawkins Hill),

assau, Bahamas. »


THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 11B

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9.55 7.56 Bank of Bahamas 9:55 9.55 0.00 0.733 0.260
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told during a telephone con-
versation with Rod Fleming
during the first week of Octo-
ber that Fleming had acquired
the Hayward family stake in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd.

“It appears..... that the Hay-

‘ward interests have agreed to

sell their shares in IDC, Port
Group Ltd and the GBPA for
$100 million,” Ms Parris- Whit-
taker alleged. “The plaintiffs
therefore seek leave to amend
their Originating Summons to
seek an order that, rather than
selling to a third party for $100
million, the Hayward shares

should be sold to the plaintiffs

for the same sum.
“Since it is clear that this is

- the value placed by the Hay-
- ward interest on the Hayward

shares, such an order would
allow the Haywards to obtain
the value they seek and avoid
the need for a further lengthy
valuation process, thus bring-
ing the litigation to a speedy

“end,”

The Tribune revealed that

. Fleming Group was interest-

ed- in acquiring both the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd,

pledging that their vision for
Freeport would create “billions
of dollars” in added value for
the city through a partnership
approach with its licencees,
people and the Government.
Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune
in an exclusive interview that
his group wanted to leave
behind the ‘historical baggage’

now burdening Freeport, tar-

geting financial services, med-
ical services and the latter’s
links into education and
research as industries to drive
the city’s economic future.
When asked what impact
Fleming’s plans would have on
the Freeport economy, Mr
Fleming said: “It’s huge. We
can’t put a figure on it, but one
can Say it’s billions and billions
of dollars in value and bene-
fits that can be created from

this.”

When it came to Fleming’s
own proposed investment in
Freeport, Mr Fleming replied:

- “Tt’ll be hundreds of millions of

SEE next page

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, BERTHIL WILBERT
ROLLE of Deep Creek, South Andros, Bahamas intend to
change my name to BURSEL WILBERT ROLLE . 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.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GIFTON ALPHONSO LEWIS of

WHITES ALLEY, P.O. BOX CB-12739,

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 18TH 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 CAREY CHARLOT of
AUGUSTA STREET, P.O. BOX N-4929, 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 11TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

. 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.

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.



_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

CAMPANIA LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation
°

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), CAMPANIA LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the
24th day of September, 2007.

Derek James Livingstone
P.O. Box 218,
43-45 La Motte Street
St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands
JE4 8SD
Liquidator



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stake for $100m

FROM page 12

dollars. It needs to be huge.”

There is a strong body of
opinion that believes Fleming
could be the best news
Freeport has had for quite
some time, possessing the con-
tacts, vision and capital to
realise the city’s original vision.
Many believe that neither the
Hayward nor St George fami-
lies have the ability to do what
is necessary for Freeport’s
future growth and prosperity.

Yet the ongoing litigation
remains an obstacle, and-there
is no sign yet that the St
George estate is willing to sell
its stake - ruled as being 50 per
cent by Justice Anita Allen - to
Fleming.

Meanwhile, other develop-
ments in the Port ownership
dispute are:

* Sir Jack has filed an appeal
with the Court of Appeal seek-
ing to overturn Justice Allen’s
ruling that the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd are owned 50/50
between his trusts and the
estate, rather than the 75/25
split in his favour that he
claimed.

* The St George estate has
submitted a bundle of docu-
ments related to the transac-
tion that saw PharmaChem
Technologies establish its oper-
ation in Freeport in 2003-2004,
alleging that these support its
claim to 50 per cent ownership
in the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd, and that the stake pur-
portedly held by Seashells

Investments is really benefi-

cially owned by Sir Jack.
* With the parties due back

‘before Justice Allen tomorrow

on Seashells’ application to
strike out the estate’s action
for alleged ‘oppression’, the St
George side is also seeking an
injunction to restrain IDC
from taking sides.





Sir Jack’s appeal is on the
grounds that the judge did not
consider “the injustice” that
would occur by proceeding
without his evidence, as he was
unable to travel to Nassau for
the trial because he was ill.

He is also alleging that Jus-
tice Allen was incorrect not to
order that the trial be re-
opened to allow him to give
evidence and cross-examine
witnesses.

Perhaps more crucially, Sir
Jack is appealing on grounds

that the judge was wrong to
find that Don de la Rue, the
former GBPA financial con-
troller, did not have the

authority to transfer to him the.

sole share in Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS) held
by. registered agent Campbell
Secretaries.

Control of FMS is key to the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
ownership battle, as the St
George estate contends that it
acts as trustee/nominee for the
50 per cent GBPA stake that

was held by Mr St George.

[heir argument has been
that FMS acts as a segregated
accounts company, holding a
variety of assets and invest-
ments for the Hayward and
st George families, and bene-
ficial ownership of FMS does
not translate proportionally
into ownership of the assets
if holds.

Sir Jack, though, is alleging
that because FMS is. benefi-
cially owned 50/50 between
himself and the estate, he owns
75 per cent of the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Seashells

‘Investments acting .as trustee

for his other 50 per cent stake.

FMS’s share capital was split,
with 499 shares each held by
Sir Jack Hayward and Mr St
George, and one share that
held the balance of power in
the. possession of FMS’s Cay-
man registered agent, Camp-
bell Secretaries. That share has
given Sir Jack the balance of
power on the FMS Board and
ability to control the decisions
of both FMS and IDC,

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.

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Contact Harbourside Marine.
Tel: 393-0262. Fax resume to 394-7659

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

~ PUBLIC NOTICE

MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT

NASSAU HARBOUR DREDGING PROJECT
- INVITATION FOR QUALIFIED
CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRMS






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The Government of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
is requesting proposals from suitably qualified Consulting, Engineering firms to
provide Planning, Design, Engineering and Construction Management Services for
the dredging of Nassau Harbour, installation of Mooring Dolphins and the repair of
the breakwater Rock Armour which protects a section of the Harbour.




It is intended that at the completion of these works, Nassau Harbour would be able
to accommodate the new generation of cruise ships, thereby positioning The Bahamas
as the destination of choice for the major cruise lines. It is expected that approximately
seven million square feet of area would be dredged to a depth of 40 feet below the
Mean Low Tide level.







The Ministry of Public Works & Transport now invites interested Consultants, both
Local and International, to collect the “Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents”,
for a non-refundable fee of $50.00, and to complete and submit same in accordance
with the instructions therein. ; A





RFP documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday 15th October,
2007 from: :




The Civil Engineering Section
Ist Floor East Wing,
Ministry of Works and ‘Iransport,
John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156.

Nassau, The Bahainas
Telephone: (242) 322-4830 Exit. 4042
Fax: (242) 302-9770












Email: melanieroach@bahamas.goy.bs

between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm Mondays to Friday, upon evidence of
the payment of the above-stated fee. (Please note that payment may be in the form
of cash, or certified check, bank draft or money order made payable to the Public
Treasury of The Bahamas.)





The original and three (3) copies of the completed proposal must be placed in a sealed
envelope, clearly marked on the outside “RFP 2007 Dredging of Nassau Harbour
and Installation of Mooring Dolphins.” The sealed envelope is to be deposited in
the Tenders Box at the Ministry of Finance, Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West
Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas no later than 10am on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.






Applicants will be notified of the results after the evaluation of the submitted
documents.









Signed: Colin Higgs
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Transport




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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 13B



Learn more about an
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This Saturday
Oct 20 at 8am

The BNT has submitted a proposal to government to have
this area of coppice forest added to the National Park
System. Dr. Ethan Freid, University of Tampa, has identified
over 156 plant species in the proposed protected area.

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corner of Columbus Avenue and Albury Street, Chippingham.

Directions: From West Bay Street turn south at the western
end of the Cricket Oval into Chippingham Road, pass Ardastra
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No.000176
EQUITY SIDE .

NOTICE

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the
Island of Abaco one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Guana.Cay in Abaco
one of the Cays in the Abaco chain of cays in the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land is bound@d NORTHWARDLY by the Cemetery
Road and running thereon One Hundred and Seventy-five Hundredths (100.75)
feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Edward Stanley Malone
and running thereon Forty-four and Bighty-six. Hundredths (44.86) feet SQUTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of B.C. Malone and running thereon Eighty-seven
and Thirty-seven Hundvedths (87.37) feet and WESTWARDLY by Gillam Street
and punning thereon Sixty-two and Kighty-two Hundredths (62,82) feet

AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER

The Petitioner, GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claim to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 8 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land

' investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of

‘Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at! -
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, Rast Street, Nassau, Bahamas. .

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House, Mount Royal
Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an adverse claim or
a claim not recognized in the said Petition shall on or before the 30 November, A.D. 2007
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. - Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 30 day of November, A.D.
2007 will operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
liquity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas.
NOTICE

NOTICE .is hereby given that OLIVE SYLVIA MILLER of
FORT FINCASTLE, 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 18TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport,

Bahamas.

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
known as the Village Road.

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

For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:

Credit Risk Management - Collection Unit
at 1 (242) 502-0929 or 1 (242) 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in
writing ‘addressed to:

T as Manager, Credit Risk Management -
Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
- to reach us: before November 9, 2007

Serious enquires only



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PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Middle management woes mean Bahamas firms ‘can’t grow’

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



BAHAMIAN companies
“can't grow” because of a dearth
of middle management talent
due to the nation’s “disastrous”
public school education system,
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president warned yes-
terday, leaving this nation
unable to “optimise” its eco-
nomic growth rate.

Responding to the latest
report by the Coalition for Edu-
cation Reform, Dionisio

D’ Aguilar said that with the,

Immigration Department refus-

‘ing generally to provide work

permits for expatriate labour to
fill middle management posi-
tions, “
tle for mediocrity”.

While acknowledging that
there. was some very good mid-
dle management talent in the
Bahamas, Mr D’ Aguilar, who is
president of the Superwash
laundromat chain, said: “You
can't employ the best. You set-
tle for mediocre management
and can’t grow your business.
You can’t optimise your econo-
ave

He added: “I personally think
we have a lot of entry-level posi-
tions that can be filled by
Bahamians, but when you get
to middle and upper manage-
ment you find those positions
quite difficult to fill and get sub-
standard workers in there.

“They stick around in your
organisation for 20 to 30 years,
but have no creativity, very poor
schooling and have not been
trained in basic skills such as
providing excellent customer
service.

As a-result, Bahamian busi-

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 Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence

consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry
rooms. The building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.

Utilities: Electricity, Water and ESRON:

For conditions of the sale and any ane: enacts plage contad:
Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office at:

356-1685 or 356-1608

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





Nassau, Bahamas
21 May, 2007

Appraisal Report -
of property known as
“Maxwell House”







you end up having to set- |

nesses had to-invest huge
amounts of capital in training
their workforces, Mr D’ Aguilar
said, due to the inability of some
staff - even at management lev-
el - even to read, write and add
up to a basic level. Some, Mr
D’ Aguilar said, could not even
properly read a manual and
instructions on how to properly

_ repair a piece of machinery.

The Coalition for Education
Reform, the employer and trade
union group that has been advo-
cating for education reform for
the past three years, found that
illiteracy was “thriving” in the
Bahamas. :

Its damning report on the state
of this nation’s education system
said 82 per cent of, all public

‘school students who sat the 2006 °

Maths BGCSE exam failing
based’on the schools four-point
grading system. ©

The Coalition said the “extent

- of under-achievement in maths

is simply both massive and unac-
ceptable.

“One cannot escape the con-
clusion that illiteracy, especially

in mathematics, is alive and °

thriving in the Bahamas to its
detriment”. ”

Left uncorrected, the Bahami-
an education system’s woes and
correspondingly low academic
achievements would lead to
“lower economic growth and
increased social instability”.

Assessing English and Maths,
the -two basic literacy compe-
tencies that are considered vital

‘by Bahamian: employers, using

the four-point system, the Coali-
tion found that 55 per cent of
all public high school students
sitting English Language in 2006
would have achieved an ‘F’
grade or a ‘failed’.

In poor performing Bahamian
public high schools, the per-
centage achieving an ‘F’ or
‘failed’ in English Language
increased to 61 per cent.

On maths, some 82 per cent
of public high school students
sitting the exam in 2006
achieved an ‘F’ or ‘failed’, a per-
ceritage that increased to 90 per
cent for the worst performing
schools using the four-point sys-
tem.

Mr D’Aguilar described the
findings as “mind boggling”, and
said he never realised that the
problem was “that bad”. »

He added: “The public school
system is a complete disaster,
and something needs to be done
on a massive scale. The public
schools are almost a very costly

and very expensive baby sitting
system. The vast majority of kids
are failing.

“I was at a loss when I saw
these results, because they were
so substantial. We’re graduat-
ing poorly educated and
socialised children year after
year, and that’s going to haunt
us.’

On the broader implications
of the Bahamas’ education cri-
sis, Mr D’ Aguilar said: “You’ve
got the whole problem of crime.
There’s going to be an increas-
ing disparity between the ‘haves’
and the ‘have nots’, and the
graduates from these public
schools are going to become
more frustrated that the country

Baker's Bay

Sub-Deck:

is becoming increasingly wealthy
and they cannot participate in

‘that wealth because they can-

not read, write or add up.
-“Jt’s increasingly difficult to
find workers to employ who can
do basic maths, do English, cre-
ate conversation, deal with the
custometr..
“This is a major alarm bell,
and businesses are going to see

- increased crime. If these people

don’t have the skills to get jobs, .
you're going to see businessmen .
attacked and robbed all too
often.

“I’m very concerned, and am
interested to see what the plan is
for the education system. The -
status quo is not working.”

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Having to rely on ‘sub- 4 Abaco
standard’ managers due '"*°

to education deficien-

EM Feies means Bahamas
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PPORTUNITIES

‘ollowing positions currently

Housekeepers
Food and Beverage Servers
~ Dock Attendants
Lead Captain
First Mates
Sous Chef
Pastry Cook
Line Cook
Stewards
Butlers A

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a
growing and dynamic organization, to be a self-starter, team :
player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet

deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career,
submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR &.
Training, sbowe@bakersbayclub.com or by fax at 242-367-

0804.

“Becoming the-Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”



Lot #90-H comprising 15,751 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

VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Lot #30 comprising 8,237 sq.ft. and situated 186 ft. eastwardly from
the Main Eleuthera 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 ware wocressed to:




Interested persons should submit
Offers in writing addressed to:




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



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

Serious Enquires Only



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


THE TRIBUNE



FHURSDA:, UC i Ube io, 2007, PAGE 15B

Long Island farmers suffer ‘incalculable’ loss

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LONG Island farmers and
businesses are still rebounding
trom what they yesterday
described as “possibly the worst
tlooding in 6Q years”, their com-
panies having received immea-
surable damages.

Weeks of torrential rain have
left much of southern Long

_ island under water, and farm-

ers in particular have felt the’

burnt.

Wendell Carroll, who owns a
iarm, said his property was
under six feet of water and he
has lost a crop of sugar bananas,
papaw and vegetable trees. In
iddition, he several of his lambs
also died because of the rains.

“This is the worst flooding
that I have seen in my life. It is
worse than a hurricane, because
that passes after two or three
hours, but we have had weeks of

rain,” he said. 5

Although Mr Carroll has
been trying to save as many of
his bananas as possible, he said
he cannot even begin to esti-

mate the financial loss that he
has incurred because he has lost
so many trees.

“Some of those trees I paid
at least $30 for and I grew them
from seedlings, so you have to
consider all the fertilizer they
required and the fact that they
took three to five years to grow.
So even if I replant, it will be a
while before they are full grown.

- So it-is hard to place a value,” he

added.

Mr Carroll said although res-
idents were trying to pump away
water; it was futile, because

“there is really nowhere for the
water to go”.

“T mean I think that we just
have to hope the water evapo-
rates on its own quickly,” he
added.

Andrew Cartwright, another.

farmer, has been trying to pump

water off his property since Sun- -

day, He also lost a number of

banana trees, his wife told The _

Tribune.

“Fortunately, most of the
homes and businesses around
here are built up, so the water
came up to the doorsteps but
not inside,” she said. “ The mos-
quitoes are coming with all this

Dowdeswell Street

‘Behind Seotia Bank
Tels 322-8103
Monday ~ Friday





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

water.”

VanDyke Adderley, owner of
the Swamp Thing Restaurant,
one of the few businesses in the
area, explained that while his
property did not sustain flood
damage, it was inaccessible
because of all the water sur-
rounding the property.

“We were closed since last
weekend and I think we will be

closed for the rest of this week,”
he said.
The airport at Stella Maris is

still having some issues as °

Bahamasair was unable to land
until Monday, and now although
the runways are no longer
flooded, the area where the pas-
sengers usually disembark has
some water, so visitors have to
be diverted around it.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MANISA LIMITED |

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VARNA INC.

—_— oO

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000,. the dissolution of VARNA INC. has been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

















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 fet.
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





Our People are the key
to Our Success

Marine Utilities Engineer

Anexperienced & qualified Marine Utilities
Engineer (gas, electrician & water)
willing to relocate to the island of Rum
Cay. Must have full working knowledge
of installation and management of full.
range of underground and underwater
utilities with an understanding of marina
docks and flushing systems.

THE SUCCESSFUL. APPLICANT
MUST BE CAPABLE AND WILLING
TO OPERATE A SMALL TRAINING
SCHOOL TO BUILD A SUITABLY.
QUALIFIED WORK FORCE. Salary
commensurate with responsibilities.

Marine Utilities Engineer’s Mate

An experienced Marine Utilities
Engineer's Mate (gas, electrician &
water) willing to relocate to the island
of Rum Cay. Must have knowledge of
underground and underwater utilities.

Salary commensurate with
experience

Please send cover letter and resume
by e-mail quoting above reference
(Marine Utilities Engineer) to island_
development1@yahoo.com or by
post to P.O. Box N-9322, Nassau, The

Bahamas.



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

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:

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












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




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