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Christie slams the FNM
government over revision

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE FNM government was con-
demned yesterday for allegedly
damaging the Bahamas’ reputation
by continuing to review and re-nego-
tidte international agreements made
under the former administration.

Speaking at a press conference at
PLP headquarters on Joe Farrington

Road, party. leader Perry.Christie..:,

said the Bahamas’ international rep-
utation had been negatively affected
by the constant revision of agree-
ments made under his former gov-
ernment.

With these re-negotiations, Mr
Christie said, international investors
were essentially being “black-
mailed” when a government comes
in-and reviews contracts that were
“legally” entered into because one

of international agreements

‘By PAUL G TURNQUEST |

Perry Christie



to a foreign country. You get
approval. You invested millions as a
result of the approval. A new gov-
ernment comes in and says I would
not have given you that concession,
I therefore want to re-negotiate that

government simply does not like the
other. :
“Think of the investor. You come

PLP leader claims the FNM have

SEE page 14

‘effectively mismanaged economy’

- I By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

IN THEIR effort to discredit the former PLP government, the
FNM administration, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, have ignored their responsibility and effectively mismanaged
the Bahamian economy over the past six months, PLP leader Perry
Christie said yesterday. é

Citing a downturn in external reserves, an increase in unemployment,
and a “considerable” slow in direct foreign investment - among a host

of other factors - Mr Christie called for the government to “refocus” its «

attention. : 5 : oS
“In their political lust for discrediting my administration, Hubert

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attempt identified

TWO would-be robbers
who died on Friday trying
to rob a patron of Bamboo
Shack on Baillou Hill Road
have been identified as
Travio Wilson, 31, and Mor-
gan Johnson, 21.

According to witnesses,
the men attacked and
stabbed a customer in front
of the restaurant at around
5.10pm on Friday.

A plainclothes police offi-
cer passing by is reported to

SEE page 14



’ number of inmates and limited. . ;

The Bahamas has the world’s eighth

highest incarceration rate per capita

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




THE Bahamas has the
world’s eighth highest incarcer-
ation rate per capita, prison
superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming confirmed yesterday.

Addressing the increase of
criminal activity in the
Bahamas, Dr Rahming said that
one of every 230 Bahamians is
currently serving a prison sen-
tence. ‘

However, despite the high

resources, Dr Rahming reiter-

SEE page 14

Bahamas ‘reputation damaged

Police Commissioner
Farquharson to retire
from force next year

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

FOLLOWING months of
speculation, the Cabinet Office
yesterday officially announced
that Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson will be demit-
ting office and retiring from the
force by early next year.

As forecast by The Tribune
last month, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday’
announced that Deputy Com-
missioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson will act as Commis-
sioner “until a substantive
appointment is made in accor-
dance with the provisions of the
Constitution of the Bahamas.”

Mr Farquharson will go on
pre-retirement leave on
Wednesday, November 21,
before he officially leaves office
on January 18, 2008.

‘ After leaving the post of
police commissioner, Mr Far-
quharson will travel to Ottawa
where he is expected to be post-
ed:as Bahamas High Commis-
sioner to Canada. ‘

Mr Farquharson first publicly
indicated that he will be leaving
the force during a retirement
banquet held last month for
Deputy Commissioner John
Rolle, and Senior Assistant
Commissioners Allan Gibson
and Reuben Smith.

The commissioner said sev-
eral times during his speéch that

SEE page 13

Jurors being
selected for
‘Ninety’ trial

JURORS are currently
being selected as the trial of
alleged drug dealer Samuel
“Ninety” Knowles is

- expected to take place

tomorrow.

Prosecutors George
Carestas and Peter Ferran
have made applications to
the Broward District Court
for evidence from a rejected
case to be admitted.

Judge James Cone has
reportedly allowed some evi-
dence from wiretaps to be
admitted. Jurors are expect-
ed to hear some 30 tele-
phone conversations alleged-
ly involving Mr Knowles in
the coming week.





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POLICE have been cr iticised
for failing to turn up after taxi-
drivers complained about a
group of Jamaicans openly
smoking marijuana outside a
major Nassau hotel.

The drivers said the “grass”

was so strong that it could be
smelt from 150 feet away. Yet.

police failed to respond when
they lodged a formal complaint.
The Jamaicans were among

followers of a reggae group

called Millennium Countdown,

“who performed at the Queen

Elizabeth Sports Centre over
the weekend.

Cab-drivers parked near the
British Colonial Hilton were so
offended by their open defiance
of Bahamian drug laws that
they called police.

“But the officers didn’t
respond



» a driver told The Tri-



bune last night. “It seems that
they, and security at the Hilton
hotel, didn’t want to cause
upset.

“But what kind of example
does this set for Bahamian

. youth, when those surrounding
a foreign reggae band can come ©

into this country and openly
smoke marijuana?

“This was clearly illegal activ-
ity, yet the police never came
and the hotel security did noth-
ing to stop them.”

The drivers also complained
that the Ministry of Education

_ teportedly allowed the reggae

group to visit Nassau high
schools on Friday afternoon.
As a result, about a dozen
teenage girls in H O Nash and L
W Young school uniforms gath-
ered outside the Hilton to get a
view of the band members, and

were there when the marijua-
na smoking was going on.

“Tf an 18-year-old Bahamian
is caught smoking weed in a
public place, he will be arrest-
ed,” said the source.

“This is clearly a case of dou-
ble standards: We are making
the same mistake we made
when Bob Marley came here in
1979.

“At that time marijuana
smoking in this country prolif-
erated.

“At the very least, police
should have warned these peo-

‘ple to smoke their joints pri-

vately and not to do so openly.”
Police were unable to verify
these claims up to press time
yesterday.
Meanwhile, the reggae group
and their followers had report-
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Bishop
Simeon
Hall's crime
‘nightmare’

TVHSE
crime crisis
currently
facing the
country
requires
elected
officials to
“sheath
pehsesissr
swords”
and work
together in
a mature
and bi-partisan fashion, said
Bishop Simeon Hall yes-
terday.

Bishop Hall, senior pas-
tor at the New Covenant
Baptist Church, said that
instead of “fiddling while
Rome is burning” politi-
cians need to direct their
energies towards address-
ing the burgeoning crime
rate. :
“Sixty-three murders for
the year is too much for the

Simeon Hall



‘national conscience and

should cause us to form a
united national forum to
move the country out of
this nightmare,” said the
pastor.

“We long for the day
when leaders will accept the
privilege of elected leader-
ship as a tour of duty which
should be maximised on
behalf of the people who
elected them.

“The current crime wave
is a clear and present -dan-
ger to the stability of our
country and an area where
a mature bi-partisan
approach should be taken
— I call on both parties to
sk. ath their swords and do
the people’s business,” he
said. :

Bishop Hall also spoke
out against the use of lan-
guage by politicians that
will “further fuel the fire
and widen the gaps which
presently divide us”.

“To some degree both
political parties are culpable
and responsible for the
state of the country’s judi-
ciary,” said the pastor.

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Catholic
Archilioecese
and Board of
Education to
announce
— Aquinas’

‘historic’

relocation

ON Wednesday the
Catholic Archdioecese and
the Catholic Board of Edu-
cation of the Bahamas will
announce the “historic”
relocation of the Aquinas
College Campus.

The announcement will
be made at 8.30am in the
Garfunkel Auditorium,
Palmdale.

Archbishop Patrick C
Pinder, as well as Joe Curry
and Claudette Rolle, vice-
chairman and director
respectively of the Catholic
Board of Education, will
attend. j

Christie chastises
Minister Laing

m@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

PROGRESSIVE Liberal
Party (PLP) leader Perry
Christie yesterday chastised
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing for trying to
protect the poor decision mak-
ing of the FNM government
by blaming the downturn in
the Bahamian economy on the

apparent softening of the US

economy.

Early last week, Mr Christie
said, Mr Laing tried to dismiss
the fact that the downturn in
the economy was in any way

related to inaccurate or poor

decision making on the part of
the FNM government.

“Instead, he attempted to
shift responsibility and blame
to the apparent softening of
the US economy. During the
same week, however, the Gov-
ernor of the Central Bank
referred to reports from the
US Commerce Department
stating that the US GDP grew
to 3.9 per cent during the third
quarter of 2007, the most in
more than.a year.

“Tt is obvious from this state-
ment that the US economy
cannot be blamed for this slow-
down. Indeed, based on the
position of the economy when
the PLP left office, this eco-
nomic slowdown cannot be
blamed on the PLP,” he said.

The PLP leader said this is
the first time in the history of
the Bahamas that anyone can
recall that the Bahamian econ-
omy has actually slowed down
ahead of the US economy.

“The blame for this must
rest solely at the feet of Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM gov-
ernment,” he said.

Mr Christie added that a pat-






Former PM claims Zhivargo Laing
blamed downturn in our economy on
‘apparent softening’ of US economy

at Christie



tern is clearly being established
with this FNM government as
it relates to the management
of the Bahamian economy.

“You will recall that, based
on the steep, steady decline of
our rate of growth from, the
year 1999 to 2002, the .then
Governor of the Central Bank
stated that the then FNM gov-
ernment had ‘squandered’ an
opportunity to grow the
Bahamian economy to its
fullest potential.

“When the FNM left office
in 2002, the projected growth
rate was less than one per cent.
It now appears, as it has in so
many instances since May,
2007, that history is repeating
itself and the FNM govern-
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policies and developments left
in place by the PLP.

“The FNM government has
now gone further by negli-
gently allowing the level of
projected growth in our econ-
omy to fall. Unfortunately, in

their, political lust for discred- |

iting my administration,
Hubert Ingraham and the
FNM have put their focus on
petty politics and an agenda of
victimisation, intimidation and
fear. In their pettiness, the
FNM government have
neglected and ignored their
responsibility to effectively
manage the Bahamian econo-
my for the benefit of the
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big day. The lower chamber is expected to be
filled with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics —
heated words, finger pointing, desk thumping,
raised fists and bouts of laughter.

Let’s hope that in debating the no confi-
dence motion in House Speaker Alvin Smith
this morning members don’t forget that they
are essentially examining the rules of the
House, which call for decorum, order and fair

lay. ‘

Today’s debate is really another time waster
— it isn’t going anywhere, it can’t go anywhere
because at the end of the day the no confi-
dence motion will be defeated by government.
However, it will give the man in the street
much to talk about, and the newspapers more
than enough to write about.

So buckle your seat belts, switch on your
TV, and prepare for action.

Mr Christie is expected to chastise Speaker
Smith for not pulling Prime Minister Ingra-
ham up short for saying that Mr Christie should
be ashamed of himself for allowing the judicial
system to be in the mess that it is in today and
that he should deserve more punishment than
just a defeat at the polls.

Mr Christie felt that by making these
remarks Mr Ingraham was putting the Christie
family at risk.

He considered it a “threatening remark,”

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More hot air today in House

WELL TODAY is the House of Assembly’s .

minor, I should get more major punishment. It
is unbelievable, unthinkable that after five
years in office I (Ingraham) leave behind a
judicial system with a hundred plus persons
charged with murder who [ could not take to
court and charged and tried within two years
and that’s why they are on bail. I'll be ashamed
of myself.”

Mr Ingraham was talking of I, Ingraham.
He was not talking about Mr Christie.

Mr Christie is also expected to complain
that the Speaker did not rule unparliamentary
the word “worthless,” or better yet, ““wutless.”

Mr Ingraham used this word in reference to
the “mess” with which the Christie govern-
ment left the judicial system after five years in
office. He assured the House that his team
would do far better than “those worthless (wut-
less) crew who were in charge before.”

He then carefully defined how he used that
word.

“And,” he said, “I say worthless in the sense
of saying that they are not worth very much in

terms of what they did to the judicial system in '

the Bahamas.”

Speaker Smith ruled that “worthless” or
“wutless” used in that sense was not unpar-
liamentary because it did not offend House
Rule 30(16) as it was not used against an indi-
vidual member of the House, but a group.

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Always
stand for
principle

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IT IS said that a “demagogue
is one who preaches doctrine(s)
he knows to be: untrue to others
he knows to be idiots.”

As I sat here in Exuma
watching the ZNS News Broad-
cast the other night about the
hurricane(s) victims living in the
temporary trailer shelters in
West End, I was taken aback
when I saw the faces of some
of those claiming to be victims.
A follow-up report, which fea-
tured the MP, left me aston-
ished at the choice of two words
used, that the MP must know
to be untrue. Let me hasten to
add up front that there are peo-
ple in our society, like most oth-
ers, who need and will always
need help. There are those no
matter how affluent the society,
will somehow fall through the
proverbial crack. And yes, there
are those who no matter what,
will not take responsibility for
their own actions, such as con-
tinuing to have more children
than they can afford to care for,
and expect others to do it for
them. To a great extent, that is
some of the problems with
some of the faces I saw on those
reports. It has nothing to do
with the hurricanes. Hence my
astonishment as to the state-
ment by the MP.

I am certain no administra-
tion headed by the Hubert A.
Ingraham that I know, would
ever be a “terrorist against
mankind,” especially the poor
and disadvantage in this coun-
try.

As I see it; one of the great
problems of this little nation is
pure political savagery and out-

aA M RS

letters@tribunemedcia.net



Indeed, in my Bible I read in
(Revelations 21:3-4; 6-8) “And I
heard a loud voice from the
throne saying. See, the home of
God is among mortals. He will
dwell with them and they will
be his people, and God himself
will be with them.

He will wipe every tear from
their eyes. Death will be no
more; mourning and crying and
pain will be no more, for the
first things have passed away.”
Then he said to me, “It’s done!

_ Tam the Alpha and the Omega,

the beginning and the end. To
the thirsty I will give water as a
gift from the spring of the water
of life.

Those who conquer will
inherit these things, and I will
be their God and they will be
my children. But as for the cow-
ardly, the faithless, the polluted,
the murderers, the fornicators,
the sorcerers, the idolaters, and
the liars their place will be in
the lake that burns with fire and
sulfur, which is the second
death.” : i

Do you political hypocrites,
who are deliberately spreading
lies about the government and
those presently living in the
trailers in West End, accept the
above? Are you not afraid, for
it is God Himself who “will
wipe away every tear”, not any
administration,,or man,’ but

God and God alone, believe

you this?
Having said the above, I rec-

ommend that the administra-

when they left and the agree-
ment thereto. Further, the per-
sons who now live there, not as
a result of the hurricanes, must
be asked why?

And by whose permission
and what are their obligations to
the department in charge of the
trailers? {t is my view that since
there are those who decided to
make this a political issue then
the whole story should be told.
Indeed, it is alleged that in West
End, proper houses were built
for several people who had no
house prior to the hurricanes.
It is further alleged that there
are addition to houses that were
not there prior to the hurri-
canes.

Also, it is alleged that some
political hacks profit much from
selling NEMA’S material. All
these questions should now be

put to rest by having a complete .

audit done and the report made
public. This should be a priority
undertaking.

Let me close with this: Some
of the men the Bahamian peo-
ple have come to admire most
extravagantly are the most dar-
ing liars; the men they detest
most violently are those who
try to tell them the truth.

I say to you, minister, in this
case in particular, tell and pub-
lish the truth, by all the means
you can, at all the times and
places you can.

Always stand for the princi-
ple, though principles are
unusually not popular and you
may stand alone. In time you
will cherish with sweet reflec-
tion that when you stand for
principle you are not-alone.

and said “it does not take a rocket scientist to riding high in the House as prime minister. ight. dishonesty. by: tk fiecienty ini DENNIS W.., MAREN
know that if the member of North.Abaco (Mr | Doés he recall when Alvin Smith, then House eshast Soe itt oa Sed ae Sane Oe eae West End,

Ingraham) is making a remark that isa veiled | Opposition leader, wondered how much longer Thisierascaseuan point: Why: sons who lived in those eice Grand Bahama,

threat that this may be encouragement tosome _Bahamians would have to wait for the PLP’s do some of us continue to in terms of when they went ia: October 2007.

irresponsible person to attack the members
on this side physically.

“That, too, is an irresponsible, abusive, and
offensive remark and should be withdrawn or
expunged,” said Mr Christie.

Mr Christie was referring to a statement
made by Mr Ingraham during the debate in
the House of Assembly on Monday, October
22, on the amendment to the Juries Act.

According to Hansard, the official record of
House debates, Mr Ingraham made no threat
or implied threat against Mr Christie. What
he did say was what he, Ingraham, felt he
should deserve if he failed the Bahamian peo-
ple on this particular issue. Said he:

“T (Ingraham - not Christie) would hold my
head down in shame if at the end of my five-
year term there are 100-plus persons charged

_ with murder who I could not cause to be tried
within two years. I would be ashamed of
myself, I have no shame, I would say to the
Bahamas I am a failure, I have failed thee and
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much vaunted “help and hope” programme?
On that day an angry Mr Christie threatened to
pick up a chair and hit him with it.

How often were the FNM in Opposition
called “hypocrites” and “parasites” and the
Speaker found neither unparliamentary?

And what would one be rather called: “Wut-
less” or a “cockroach”?

During the House debate on the Korean
boat scandal in November, 2003, an angry Mr
Christie, shouted these words on the floor of
the House: “Now, let me tell you this. You all
know me. When you hear them say I am weak,
I’m indecisive, you all work with me, so you all
know me.

“When you hear them say that I take long
and I do this that’s because they can’t call me
a crook. And I told you most of the people
who say things like that are cockroaches and
you know what you do with cockroaches. You
do this (he angrily stomped the ground) that’s
what I tell you all.”

Speaker Darling ruled nothing out of order.









preach this philosophy of
dependency? Why do we con-
tinue to cause some to believe
that somebody owes them
something, the government in
particular? To my mind this is
why many Bahamians hang out
on “Gimme Street” and “Some-
thing-For-Nothing Avenue”.
Should we not be about explain-
ing to these persons that there is
no free lunch? Whereas the
state through its social pro-
grammes will help, it can only
be for a limited time. As a
result, these persons must be
told that they live in the real
world. Therefore, they must be
prepared to help themselves.
As a Christian people and
society we are called to love our
neighbours as ourselves, but not
better than we love ourselves.

Wishing Glen Johnson
success and prosperity

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LEADING ATTORNEY SAYS THERE IS URGENT NEED FOR QUALIFIED JUSTICES

Call for two senior foreign judges

Antigua PM hopes
talks with US
lawmakers will
ease Internet
gambling dispute

@ ST. JOHN’S, Antigua

ANTIGUA and Barbuda’s
prime minister said he was
hopeful that weekend meet-
ings with members of the U.S.
Congress would help resolve
an ongoing trade battle with
the United States over Inter-
net gambling, according to
Associated Press.

Prime Minister Baldwin
Spencer discussed the dispute
with New York Democrat
Rep. Charles Rangel, chair-
man of the House Ways and
Means Committee, and three
other members of the Con-
gressional Black Caucus on
the sidelines of a regional busi-
ness conference.

Antigua accuses the U.S. of
crippling its gaming industry
by effectively banning Ameri-
cans from placing online bets
with gambling operators in the
Caribbean nation.

“We're hoping that coming
out of this dialogue here,
Charlie Rangel would have a
better and greater apprecia-
tion of Antigua and Barbuda’s
position,” Spencer said.

The U.S. Congress last year
barred American banks and
credit card companies from
processing payments made to
online and offshore gambling
operators, denying the inter-
national gaming industry
access to a lucrative U.S. mar-
ket.

Antigua, which has pro-
moted online gambling to ease
its dependency on tourism,
filed a complaint with the
World Trade Organization
and is seeking to impose
US$3.4 billion in trade sanc-
tions against the U.S.

Rangel, who oversees tax
legislation as chair of the Ways
and Means Committee, said
he worries Washington may
have overstepped its authority
in the long-running dispute.

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THREE former detainees
of the U.S. military prison in
Guantanamo Bay were
released after just a medical
check shortly after being
turned over to Jordanian
authorities, the official Petra
news agency reported,
according to Associated
Press.

Chief government
spokesman Nasser Judeh
said U.S. authorities trans-
ferred Osama Hassan Abu
Kabir, Ahmed Hassan
Suleiman and Ibrahim Mah-
di Zeidan from Guantanamo
prison to Jordanian custody
last week and the men
“underwent medical tests to
ensure they were medically
sound.” y

“After finishing all the

required legal measures, the

men were released to their
families at noon,” he said,
adding that they were in
good health.

Following their release,
there are no more Jordanian
detainees at Guantanamo
prison.

On Nov. 6, Zachary
Katznelson, the British-
based U.S. lawyer for'the
men had confirmed their
return home, but expressed
concern that they were likely
in police custody for interro-
gation.

Other Jordanians released
from Guantanamo in the
past were also questioned by
authorities but no charges
were ever brought against
them.

U.S. authorities say 305
detainees remain at Guan-
tanamo on suspicion of links
to al-Qaida or the Taliban,
including 70 who have been
deemed eligible for transfer
or release. The vast majority
of the detainees have been
held for years without being
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been released or transferred
since the Guantanamo
detention center opened in
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called for two senior foreign
judges to be appointed to the
Freeport courts in a bid to stop
the judicial system sliding into
chaos,

Stephen Wilchcombe said there
is an urgent need for qualified
justices - preferably from Eng-
land or Australia - who can adju-
dicate without fear or favour and
be free of compromise or corrup-

tion.

Mr Wilchcombe and. several
fellow lawyers believe there has
been “obvious neglect” by those
responsible for maintaining the
high standards of the justice sys-
tem in Freeport.

And they, feel two senior judges
are needed urgently - within two
months, in fact - to “put us back
on track.”

}

The Freeport court system has. .

been a cause for concern for some
time. Attorney Fred Smith is on
record as calling it “dysfunction-
al” and “in a state of collapse.”

Interruptions

Now Mr Wilchcombe has
joined the fight for a better sys-
tem, claiming there have been
“far too many” interruptions in
the appointments of senior jus-
tices over the last six years “and
too many patches in the court sys-
tem. generally.”

He told The Tribune that since
the dedication of the Justice Cen-
tre and the Supreme Court in
Freeport in 1994, only four jus-
tices had stayed for at least two
years in the city.

After their departure, Nassau
instituted “overnight visiting” jus-
tices, acting justices and novice
justices. “This Jack-in-the-Box
arrangement continued until

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today when we have no justices,”
he added.

“A judge deals with sensitive,
important and intellectual issues
and he needs to be settled in so he
can consider, deliberate, read and
adjudicate. How can he do this if
he is shuttled around from place
to place without any perma-
nence? :

“Just like his tenure is secured,
so must be his abode and place of
practice. His appointment must
have some semblance of perma-
nency.”

Activist is ready to
‘co-operate fully with
authorities’ if action

ACTIVIST Lincoln Bain is
ready to “co-operate fully with
authorities” if criminal action is tak-
en against TV journalist Rita Cos-
by over an alleged attempt to per-
vert the course of justice in the
Anna Nicole Smith affair.

He made this clear yesterday
after an American judge said he
found tape recordings made in Nas-
sau a few weeks ago “troubling”
—acomment interpreted as a pre-
lude to possible prosecution.

Ms Cosby, a former MSNBC
reporter, is alleged by Mr Bain to
have sought corroboration from
two Haitian nannies living in Nas-
sau after Howard K Stern sued for
libel over lurid allegations made in
her book, Blonde Ambition.

In tapes made by Mr Bain, Ms
Cosby is heard apparently suggest-
ing payments to the nannies for
their co-operation, but disguised as
legal fees for the swearing of affi-
davits.

Mr Bain alleges that Ms Cosby

told him she had taken a “calculat-

ed risk” in writing her book, but
had “messed up” by not sourcing
the claims she made about Stern
and Larry Birkhead, father of Anna
Nicole’s baby daughter, Dan-
nielynn.

Mr Bain, who runs Controversy

TV, has since then waged a media

war against Ms Cosby, claiming she
had attempted to use the nannies
“to cover her tail” after Stern filed
a $60 million lawsuit.

Yesterday, he told The Tribune:
“T think she took the Bahamian
people for fools and that is why she

taken against Rita Cosby



came and did what she did. I don’t
think she thought very highly of
Bahamian people, but I guarantee
she will not make the same mis-
take again.”

’ Mr Bain stressed that he did not
harbour any personal hostility
towards Ms Cosby, but claimed she
had written her book “without
checking anything” and was “a des-
perate person doing desperate
things.”

He said Ms Cosby wrote the
book because she was out of con-
tract with MSNBC and needed
something to do.

“I found it incredible that she
did what she did, but I have not
met any journalist in the US who
was really surprised.

“T think her career is finished. I
would be disappointed in the jour-

~ nalistic community if they let her

back in. Maybe she should go off
and be a hairdresser,” he said,
Ms Cosby has denied doing any-

. thing wrong, and says she and. her

publisher - Grand Central Publish-
ing of New York City - stood by
the book and its contents.

However, Mr Bain says the pos-
sibility of criminal charges is a much
greater threat to Ms Cosby than
the libel suit. '

“T think she is in deeper trouble
now than she was. We are standing
patiently on the sidelines, but I am
willing to ‘co-operate with authori-
ties,” he added.

Ms Cosby has told The Tribune
that she is making no further com-
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Mr Wilchcombe said the
appointment of qualified and
experienced judges had always
been a challenge. “Lady Justice
likes her justices to be learned
and experienced. When she gets
in bed with a judge she wants him
to be knowledgeable. She does
not cherish on-the-job training.
It messes up her courts.”

He said Grand Bahama needed
two senior judges, preferably
from England. “To send an acting
or a novice judge to Grand
Bahama without the support of
two senior justices would be fool-
hardy.

“Every day seasoned attorneys
have the need to consult with
their peers on points of law,” said
Mr Wilchcombe.

“We need totally qualified jus-
tices who can adjudicate without
fear, favour, affection or ill will,
without regard to family, friend,
nepotism, big firm or politics and
who are not susceptible to com-
promise or corruption.”

Mr Wilchcombe said it seemed
the Judicial Commission and two

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to be appointed to Freeport courts

others responsible for the
appointment of judges to Grand
Bahama “just cannot seem to get
it right.”

“Maybe it is just a case of a few
persons’ ongoing covert and twist-
ed attitude to limit, retard and
arrest the progress and develop-
ment of Grand Bahama.

“This game was played by a
few politicians in cohort with the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
for 25 years. How infantile and
destructive.” «

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Calling for two senior judges
to be appointed to the Grand
Bahama bench by January, 2008,
Mr Wilchcombe said: “If the Judi-
cial'Commission and the two oth-
er gentlemen in Nassau responsi-
‘ble for the appointment of judges
do not have the time to recruit
these judges, then we will travel
to London and find them our-
selves.” :

In Britain, he said, judges were
appointed from barristers who
had been practising at the Bar for
15 or 20 years.

“They are not appointed from
the Attorney General’s Office,”
he added.

He said failure to appoint two
senior judges would be “negli-
gent” and an insult to everyone in
Grand Bahama.

“J wish to say to the responsi-
ble authority that it has been
proven time and time again that

the clearest indication that a
developing country is headed for

chaos is when its courts and judi-

ciary become dysfunctional for -

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farewell to slain Police Corporal
Edison Bain o Friday at a mili-
tary funeral at the Community at
Heart Tabernacle Church on
Coral Road.

The casket, draped in the
Bahamian flag, was taken on a
procession by police throughout
the streets of Freeport to the
Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

Many of Bain’s colleagues left
the church in tears, and others
stood outside still in disbelief.

blessings on them in this their
time of bereavement.”

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson said
Corporal Bain was an “upstand-
ing” and mode officer in the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.

He said although Bain’s time
was short he excelled in the field
of policing giving exemplary ser-
vice on Grand Bahama.

“He was an upstanding young’ .

man who was mild-manuered
and always willing to enhance
his division. He served as an
example for many and we in the
RBPF are proud of his contri-
bution to the national security
of Commonwealth of the

Bahamas,” he said.
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left many with a sense of sorrow
and sadness.

“We must all be concerned
about the repeated senseless
killings in our communities and
our country, and about those
who would take the lives of oth-
ers, seemingly undeterred by
fear of justice and punishment,”
she told mourners.

“At this solemn time, we urge
those who continue to shatter
the peace and stability of our
country to give up wrongdoing
as a way of life, and to come

back to the values and traditions ‘

on which our country was built.”

Corporal Bain, 28, was found
murdered near the Grand
Lucayan Waterway on October
22. Two young men - Edwin
Bauld Jr, 24, and Wilfred
McPhee, 24 - have been charged
with his murder.

He enlisted in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force five years
ago. He was attached to the Air-
port Police Station for the past
year,

While at Police College, he
excelled both physically and aca-
demically, becoming the proud
recipient of the Commandant
Award for Academics...

In April, 2007, he completed
the requisite proficiency exami-

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al Bahamas Police Force was
close to impeccable as he rarely
missed a tour of duty, and
worked extra hours without
complaint.

“On behalf of the government
and people of The Bahamas, I
extend deepest sympathy to the
family of Corporal Bain. I have
been especially asked by the
Minister of National Security,
the Honourable O.A.T Turn-
quest, to express his condolences

pay our final respects to Corpo-
ral Bain. We extend our heartfelt
condolences to his family and
friends and we share in their sor-
tow,” he said.

Mr Ferguson called on the
community to continue to sup-
port the police on Grand
Bahama.

. “Crime affects all of us at
some point in our lives.

“The police and the commu-
nity must continue to work
together in the fight against

to the family, and to pray God’s crime,” he said.

The BTVI is set to become a

first-tier educational facility

THE Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute is set to be repo-
sitioned as a first-tier educational facility.

The administration announced that it hopes to transform BTVI
from a “second chance”, short term training institution to a viable, val-
ued post-secondary option.

Minister of Education Carl Bethel, Minister of State for Youth and
Sports Byran Woodside, and other senior officers of the ministry met
with consultants responsible for helping the government achieve this
goal.

The consulting college is Daytona Beach Community College in
partnership with the Academy for Educational Development (ADE).

The delegation included Dr D Kent Sharples, president of Day-
tona Beach College; Dr Charles Carroll, project manager/team leader;
Dr Robert Williams, vice president of economic development; Dr
Theodore’ Sofianos, operations specialist; Bill Embach; information
technology specialist and Sergio Ramirez, senior programme officer for
Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the government Daytona Beach Community College
and the Academy for Educational Development (ADE) were select-
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BTVI project. *

The project team have more than 25 years of experience among them
in such fields as community college management, education planning
and information technology. : :

“The Daytona Beach project team is committed to creating access to
education for all so as to make life better for individuals, their families
and the wider community,” said the government in a statement.

It said the objective of the consultancy is to provide strategic guid-
ance and operational assistance to support the restructuring of BTVI.

“This initiative will ensure that BTVI students will receive a quali-
ty, sustainable education, which upon graduation leads to a rewarding
career or further higher educational pursuits,” the statement said.
“BTVI will achieve these milestones through major restructuring
which will include the improvement of administrative and student
services and the certification of skills and training, which will have cred-
ibility among the business community and in the economic market-
place.” :

Minister Bethel welcomed the delegation and highligited the impor-
tance of the endeavor.

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SOUS CHEF Anthony Carey prepares his tasty and popular creation, a crepe filled with coconut curried shrimp
at the 16th Annual Bahamas Culinary Classics held at COB’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies,
Thompson Boulevard.

THREE INTERNATIONALLY certified judges were in The Bahamas to
judge the 16th Annual Bahamas Culinary Classics. On Thursday, they
tasted hors d’oeuvres created by chefs from three major hotels and The
College of The Bahamas Food and Beverages Department. Standing left
to right are: head judge, Chef Rick Potter; Francesco Abbinati; certified
master chef, James Hanyzeski and Chef Edwin Johnson, chairman of
the Bahamas Culinary Association.

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culinary talents

i By LLONELLA GILBERT

NASSAU, Bahamas - The
public turned out in large num-
bers to taste the culinary delights
created by chefs from three major
hotels and The College of The
Bahamas Food and Beverages
Department at the 16th Annual
Bahamas Culinary Classics.

Chefs from RIU Resort,
Atlantis and the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort and Crystal Palace
Casino and the COB added
unique Bahamian flavours to tra-
ditional hors d’oeuvres at COB’s
School’ of Hospitality and

Tourism Studies, Thompson

Boulevard,
Chef Edwin Johnson, chair-
man and immediate past presi-

dent of the Bahamas Culinary

Association, explained that the
Culinary Classic is registered by
the American Culinary Federa-
tion and is being judged by a pan-
el of three internationally certi-
fied judges headed by Chef Rick
Potter, who has been coming to
judge the competition for several
years.

Mr Potter is aided by certified
master chef James Hanyzeski and
Francesco Abbinati. Chef John-
son will serve as apprentice judge.

Each hotel had a team of four
to seven persons who worked

together. to come up with their —

unique creations. They had to
prepare several cold and hot dish-
es and desserts.

RIU’s most desired speciali-
ties of the night seemed to be the
crepes filled with coconut curried
shrimp created by sous chef
Anthony Carey and the lobster
lollipop.

Chef Renaldo Dorsett from
the Cove Atlantis was all too hap-
py to explain what was in his
resort’s popular mixed drinks.
One of the most colourful drinks
of the night, a Margatini, consist-
ed of the classic margarita mix
with a hint of Triple Sec (a clear
orange flavoured liqueur) topped

with olive foam.

The Atlantis chefs also created



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ea potatoes, which was one of the resort’s signature dishes for the
night

an onion petal hors d’oeuvre with

‘ roasted duck and spice cabbage.

Then there was a scallops, shrimp
with mango creation that was
served on shells.

Chef Tiffany Barton pointed
out several items that the Wynd-
ham chefs created for the Culi-
nary Classic.

She explained that they had
native mutton fritters with a cur-
ry mint dip, smoked grouper on
Johnny cake crackers topped with
melon jelly and capers.

They also had sushi with a
Bahamian twist. They used native
grits, steamed conch and pigeon
peas wrapped in seaweed. For
vegetarians there was a refreshing
cucumber salad served with car-
rots and a Dijon dressing.

As for signature desserts,
Wyndham chefs created Johnny
cake crusted cheese cake lol-
lipops, a pineapple upside down
cake with ginger and orange, and
éclairs stuffed with mango.

COB chefs also created culi-
nary masterpieces that had people
returning to their’area. Pastry
chef Eldred Saunders and Mario
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that was garnished with garlic and
blue cheese.

They also had shrimp on which
they ‘drizzled on lemon butter and
lemon zest. Théy placed it on
toasted pumpernickel and herb
cream cheese.

They also made a lamb rack
that used a tambourine glaze
rather than rosemary, which was
so good that they were asked if
they wanted to bottle the glaze
to sell at the college’s food store.

For vegetarians, they created a
cucumber basket. The chefs took
out the centre of the cucumbers
and placed inside the same ingre-
dients used in conch salad but
without the conch. :

And for those with a sweet
tooth, they took a twist on the
Austrian apple strudel using
instead guava.

Mr Saunders said: “We took
traditional dishes that the tourists
can identify with, but added
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Pericles Maillis, deputy president of
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The original 11 attracted wild ducks
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LOCAL NEWS

Thieves steal car containing show dog

@ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

A PRIZED chocolate
Labrador retriever who was
supposed to participate in
the San Juan International
Dog Expo went missing ear-
ly Saturday after thieves
stole a car with the dog in
it, according to Associated
Press.

Named “Al Pacino,” the
show dog belongs to a
Brazilian man who left his
rented car running outside
a hotel in the capital of San
Juan, expo spokeswoman
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“The dog is like his baby,”
she said.

“This makes us look real-
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time the international com-
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KOPSTUVEMLIOMELMITED) Raising a glass at

Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas Fall Fes t ival 2 0 07

Funeral Service for

RUTH OLIVE
SYMONETTE
M.B.E., 89

of Delancy Street, Nassau, The Bahamas will be
held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street,
Nassau on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:45
a.m. Monsignor Preston A. Moss assisted by Father
Glen Nixon and Father Elvardo Turnquest will
officiate and interment will be in Western Cemetery,
Augusta Street, Nassau.









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Mrs. Symonette was predeceased by her husband, Stafford Lee Symonette and her son,
Philip Leonard Symonette and is survived by her stepsons, Kenneth, Arthur and Granville
Symonette; stepdaughters, Mabel Smith, Stella Knowles, Thelma Symonette, Juanita
Carey and Linda Symonette; sister, Frances Burnside Riley of New York; stepdaughter-
in-law, Nita Symonette; many step grandchildren including, Paul Symonette; nieces,
Bernadette Godet, Roberta Slinger, Pamela Chandler, Elsa Roker, Yvonne Symonette,
Sheila Symonette and Veronica Fraser; nephews, Godfrey Burnside, Kelcie Burnside and
Dwayne Maycock Burnside, Lionel, Dougie, Don and Oris Symonette; grandnieces, Gia
Burnside, Tiaviona and Aria Chandler; grandnephews, Alverro and Bernard Godet and
Godfrey Burnside Jr.; great grandnephews, Alvericio Godet; nieces-in-law, Gaylean; and
Theba Burnside; grand niece-in-law, Yvette and Keilli Godet; sister-in-law, Priscilla
Symonette; godchildren, Mrs. Rennie Ferguson and family, Mrs. Dorothy Yearwood and
family, Mrs. Brenda Davis-Farque of Canada, Mr. Jerry Butler and family, Mrs. Alanna
Burrows, Mr. James Thompson, Mr. Anthony Sherman and Mrs. Jan McCartney; many
other relatives and friends including, Hazel Roberts, Blanch Butler, Madeline George,
Madeline Barr, Flora Pratt, Sybil Butler and family, Irma Johnson, Helen Major, Mary
Davis, Andrew Conliffe and family, Kathleen Dummett, Betty Miller, Ella and Sidney
Whitfield, Marge Bain, Rev. Garland and Nearest Russell and family, Dorphaney Simmons,
Maydon Maycock and family, Norma Brennen, Orson Belle, Jack and Elizabeth Deveaux,
Godet family, St. Francis Ladies Auxiliary, Emily Burnside and family, Lucy Darville
and family, Lamour Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Winston Bonaby and family, Beryl Bastian,
Gloria Gardiner and family, Lady Eula Taylor, Alex Bostwick, Mabel Bostwick and
familly, Dr. Quilling, Dr. Reddy, Jennifer Rolle and family, Jennifer Davis and family,
Mrs. Bessie Rolle, Mrs. Ingrid Ellis and family, Mr. Freddie Nabbie, Mrs. Annie Greene,
Margaret and Hadassah Guillaume, Mrs. Maudline Forbes and family, John Shires and
family, Nurse Monique Hutchinson and Dawn Forbes, Mrs. Brenda Armbrister, Albertha
and Paul Bain, Legion of Mary, Cyril Baker, Patricia Gibson and family, Sisters of St.
Martin's Convent, Novella Smith, Voreetis Barr, Linda Davis and family, Priscilla Scavella
and family, Mavis Miller, Petra and Hildagard Casselman, Harold Schulzena of Germany,
Carlton Young, Mario Russell, Celest Lockhart, Zelma Worrel, Carolyn Rolle-Storr, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Major, Janette Valsaint and Vanessa Small, Sylvia Bain and family, Gloria
Glinton and family, Mr. Leonard Archer and family, Mrs. Loretta Cartwright and family,
Mrs. Alanna Burrows and family, Edris and Steve Davis, Norma Braynen and family,
Melissa and Winston Bonaby, Reeve and Cyprianna Fox and Mrs. Millicent Martin, St.
Francis Xavier Cathedral,The Catholic Archdiocese and the staff of The Department of
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‘

olice Commissioner

Farquharson to retire

from force next year

_ FROM page one

he hoped to soon join his retired
colleagues.

In the past year, Mr Far-
quharson and the police came
under fire from critics from both
sides of the political divide who
charged that there has been too
much political interference in
the force.

Addressing the numerous
promotion exercises carried out
before and after the May 2 gen-
eral election, Mr Farquharson
earlier this year strongly empha-
sised that he had full opera-
tional control of the police
force.

' He added that it is a chal-

lenge for the commissioner is
follow the policies of the gov-
ernment.

~In a statement yesterday,
Prime Minister Ingraham said

e story of Mr Farquharson
should “give pride to all

ahamians and should serve as
an inspiration to our young peo-
ple, especially those born and
raised in less than ideal circum-
stances.

. “He has made outstanding
contributions to the force at
tmhany levels and his integrity
and devotion to duty has earned
him the respect of his colleagues
and all those who have been
fortunate enough to work with
him.

; “Mr Farquharson has given
sterling service to his country,
and on behalf of the govern-
ment and people of the
Bahamas | extend to this extra-
ordinary Bahamian sincere
thanks and best wishes for suc-
cess in all his future endeav-
ours,” the prime minister said.

Outlining Mr Farquharson’s
life and achievements, Mr
Ingraham said the commission-
er was born at Burnt Ground,
Long Island, in January, 1949.

“(He) lost both his father and
mother when he was only 18
months old. By the age of 14 he
had to leave Glinton’s All-Age
School and he went to work in
Chub Cay as a gardener’s assis-
tant. Mr Farquharson exhibit-
ed early in life the determina-
tion, high intelligence and will
to succeed that have charac-
terised his whole life. He was
dishwasher, waiter and head
waiter at the Chub Cay Club by
the age of 17,” the prime minis-

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ter said.
Mr Farquharson joined the
Royal Bahamas Police Force in

_ 1966 after working for several

years in the hospitality indus-
try.

“(He) took advantage of
every opportunity to further his
education both at home and
abroad,” Mr Ingraham said.

Mr Farquharson rose steadily

through the ranks until Janu-

ary, 2000, when he took over
the leadership of the force, first
as acting commissioner of
police, and was confirmed as
commissioner in November,
2001.

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scene with other senior officers from the Central. Opjef Supt Hanna said the Coroner’s Court | fhe (round end you gat to-4)

Detective Unit, confirmed that two suspects — jow has to determine if the shooting by the andsit there and re-negotiate. I

arse SEU at ee Saale ° , e
reportedly entered a vehicle and began driving officer was lawful and just. In rcerati See Peay badly tor them, ely
; ius Q nh : badly. Because I sat with them

personally and looked them in
the eye and I honestly negotiat-

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r r ed with them, heading my goy-
a e e Ca 1 a ernment,” he said.
By insisting on stalling, defer-

ring and delaying all the projects







crime is only the manifestation that the PLP left in place, Mr
FROM page one of more complex social Christie said, the FNM had
cites : ills. slowed the economy and poten-
ated that Her Majesty's Fox Hill “Crime, I believe, is held up __| tially exposed the people of the ,
Prison has been able to achieve — by a number of pillars and we Bahamas to the liability for
a significant decline in the — have to address these pillars,” | breach of contract.
recidivism rate. he said: “The FNM government has
He said recidivism is down Dr Rahming said he also unwisely and unnecessarily
by 10 per cent and now stands believes that Bahamians have placed the Bahamas at danger-
at 42 per cent. been focusing too much on laws. | US tisk of looking like amateurs
“By world standards 42 per _ “but before you get to. laws in the eyes of the international
cent is very good,” he said. there are customs, there are cus- cours Pree ee
Dates and locations listed below. Dr Rahming said it is his aim toms, norms and mores of soci- sn as COUN ae bea

to bring the recidivism rate ety,” the outside world as if we ‘as a



AEE ES ean en soho 25 pa oat "We've put practically allot | Sm a
‘The superintendent appeared —_ guy resources behind enforcing siwaatmente
S, : with social and religious activist Jaws and very littlesresources “For thi d th

& November 12 Rev C B Moss on yesterday’s behind enforcing norms,” he NALS Buse ea fomatiat

Prescription Centre Parliament Street talk show on aid. : they Peeutithetuhans a Ringe

Rosetta Street Island FM to discuss the Dr Rahming also pointed out | the election, we have raised

ae cre Oe . the “blame game” is often grave concerns about the finan-

a ev Moss said that, as a soci- layed with regard to Her cial and economic impact on our

<> November 19 ety, the Bahamas is “on the Majesty's Prison fe said that economy caused by he uncere-

Lowe s Pharmacy brink of disorder.” many Bahamians expect that monious review, suspension and

Soldier Road We are an indisciplined prison staff will be able to reha- | ‘in some instances, the cancella-

people. Generally we only want _pilitate prisoners in a way that tion of some $90 million worth

N boro to obey and follow those laws — gociety failed to. of contracts that were legally

ovember 26 and policies that we agree with, “We are somehow supposed | entered into by the PLP admin-

Lowe’s Pharmacy if we disagree with it we don’t — tg do what didn’t happenin the _ | istration,” he said.
Harbour Bay want to conform,” he said. home, what didn’t happen in
oe pee Rev Moss said that, in his the church and what didn’t hap-
previous results opinion, too much focus has pep in the school...it’s the blame PLP leader

been placed on crime, when game,” he said.

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Ingraham and the FNM have put
their focus on petty politics and
an agenda of victimisation, intim-
idation and fear. In their petti-
ness, the FNM government have
neglected and ignored their
responsibility to effectively man-
age the Bahamian economy for
the benefit of the Bahamian peo-
ple.

“We therefore feel that it is the
obligation of the government to
notify the Bahamian people of
the facts as it relates to our econ-
‘omy and the impact these facts .
will have on them, which are sim-
ply that foreign direct inyestment
has slowed considerably.

“That our external reserves and
liquidity are uncomfortably low.
That as a result of these low levels
there has been a slowdown in
bank lending and bank commit-
ment fees have increased thereby
further impacting our construc-

tion industry and the internal
| E FE’ T & i> expansion of our economy. That
SER UEAS LP based on the level of our external
: f WHOPPER ; reserves we have less than two
: months worth of reserves to meet
our monthly external payments
of approximately $250 million.
° Bernard Red. “Unemployment is on the rise.
Ae Tea Uy t: Investor confidence has been neg-
° Brince Charles atively impacted and the re-nego-
y tiation of various heads of agree-
Cel ea ment has exposed the govern-
* Cable Beach ment to litigation among other
things. That Bahamians must now .
NaS eM See SHCA Tea) tighten their belts and control

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minister, ''is a fascist,'' Chavez

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‘Chile. ''Fascists are not human.

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Iberoamerican countries’ summit
in Santiago, Saturday,Nov. 10,
2007.

Spanish people,'' he said, elic-

iting applause from the gath- ~

ered heads of state. ;

Chavez repeatedly tried to
interrupt, but his microphone
was off.

Spanish King Juan Carlos,
seated next to Zapatero, angri-
ly turned to Chavez and said,
"Why don't you shut up?”

The Venezuelan leader did
not immediately respond, but
later used time ceded to him
by his close ally Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega to
answer Zapatero's speech.

"T do not offend by telling
the truth,'' he said. ''The
Venezuelan government
reserves the right to respond

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2000 asked him to distance
Venezuela from Cuba and join
"the club.'' Chavez, a close ally
of Cuban leader Fidel Castro,
said he'd refused.

Saturday's exchange between
Chavez, Zapatero, and Spain's
king overshadowed the conclu-
sion of the three-day summit.

Leaders pledged, to fight
poverty and increase regional
cooperation. They signed a
landmark accord that will allow
nearly 6 million migrant work-
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and Portugal to transfer social

security benefits between their
nations. The leaders also
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T HE &
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develop- J
ment and
regulatory
consolida-.
tion in the
financial
services

_ industry, leading a prominent

attorney to warn that this will
undermine the sector’s inter-

national competitiveness and

and ‘rip-offs’.

with existing regulations and
assist buyers in obtaining the
quality of work for which

Developers:
case now ‘harassment’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE developers behind the
$175 million Baker’s Bay Golf

~ & Ocean Club have accused .

the project’s opponents of
“harassment”, arguing that

' their application for a fresh

court order to stop all work on

-the development will threaten —

Bahamian jobs and entrepre-

~ neurial opportunities, and send

negative signals to potential
investors.

Dr Livingstone Marshall,
Baker’s Bay’s senior vice-pres-

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE “first” Bahamian-

-. based business intelligence ser-

vices company believes there
will be a growing market for
its due diligence services in this
nation, having advised the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-

_ty (GBPA) not to approve a

business licence for Pegasus
Wireless and its chief Jasper
Knabb when he set up his infa-



Draft Bill proposing
Contractors Board

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

-A CONTRACTORS Board would be created to regulate
the profession in the Bahamas, a draft Bill is proposing, with
the body being created to certify and assess contractors,
helping to safeguard consumers from shoddy workmanship

Earl Deveaux, the minister of public works and utilities and
transport, speaking: at-a one-day Contractors Seminar at the
weekend, said the draft Contractors Bill would create an
institutionalised structure and accompanying policy that
would guide the work of contractors, ensure builders comply



_*

* Prominent attorney calls for two parliamentary drafisinen dedicated to financial services

to reduce product development cycle; but just four for whole government previously

* Warns Bahamas’ ‘cutting edge’ reputation undermined because rivals like Cayman, Bermuda
and Channel Islands have segregated accounts, private trusts long before we do

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ability to remain “at the cut-
ting edge”.

Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney Bancroft &
Hughes, said that while it was
commendable that much finan-














SEE page 6

Opponents

ident of environmental and
community affairs, told The
Tribune that the project’s
developers, Arizona-based
Discovery Land Company, had
followed Bahamian law and
the Government’s advice in
obtaining all permits and
approvals for the project.
Responding to the The Tri-
bune’s report that’ Fred Smith,
the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association’s attorney, had
filed an application for a new

SEE page 10

Business intelligence
firm sees demand rise

mously shortlived Freeport
manufacturing plant.
The manager of Intelisys,

who requested not to be’

named, said the company — set
up in the Bahamas a year ago,
following the previous open-
ing of an Atlanta office, had
already done work for the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and pete oe Devel-

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cial services-related legislation

had been passed by both PLP.

and FNM governments, such
statutes were often facilitating
products that rival jurisdictions
had already possessed for a

number of years.

He pointed to the Segregat-
ed Accounts Companies Act,
passed under the former
Christie administration, which

financial services centres had
placed on their own statute
books some four to two years
before the Bahamas.

Then there were the private

seen as building upon the
Bahamas’ private wealth man-
agement niche by encouraging

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Ministry to develop
Contractor Database

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



THE Ministry of Public
Works and Utilities will devel-
op a Contractors Database to
ensure there is greater trans-
parency in the bidding and ten-
dering process for government
contracts.

Minister of Works, Utilities
and Transport, Earl Deveaux,
said this should bring a marked
improvement in how the bid-
ding process on government
works contracts is handled.

“Ultimately, it is the goal of
the Bahamas that the contract
bidding be a transparent and
seamless process that is equi-
table and free of favouritism.
There should be no confusion
as to what government expec-
tations are or how a contractor
is chosen,” Mr Debeaux said.

In an effort to promote
greater efficiency, clarity and
transparency, the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport
will be developing a Contrac-
tors Database for individuals
and companies.

_ seek qualified

Move aims to eliminate governmemt
contract bidding and tendering woes

Mr Deveaux
said the Gov-
ernment
would
undoubtedly

contractors
and building
firms of all
sizes to carry
out required
projects.

“A prime @Y,
example of Ayiiyyee
this is the New SY eNVAerN Ds
Providence
Road Improvement Project,
wherein, government has allo-
cated funds to improve 19
roads corridors and five major
intersections throughout the
capital. Significant funds have
also been allocated for educa-
tional structures, aviation and
public works,” Mr Deveaux
said. tig Get

The issue of government
contracts was a major point of



contention, with Bahamian
contractors attending a one-
day seminar at the weekend
complaining that often only a
selected few are given all of
the public work for selected
contracts.

“1 know of one person who
got a contract for four schools.
Why, with all these contrac-
tors in this country, should one
person get four contracts?
Something is wrong with that,”
one contractor said.

Mr Deveaux agreed, saying
he was determined to bring
transparency and fairness to
the process.

Patricia Collymore, the Min-
istry’s chief quantity surveyor,
told contractors of the impor-
tance of filing out the tender
forms adequately. She said that
sometimes items are left out,
cost estimates are unrealisti-
cally low, or persons misrep-
resent the true value of their
experience.

Business intelligence
firm sees demand rise

FROM page 1

opment Company (Devco),
leading to the production of its
due diligence report on Pega-
sus and Mr Knabb.

.

The manager.confirmed that
the then-Christie government
pressured the Port Authority
to give Mr Knabb a licence to
operate in Freeport, ostensi-
bly to boost the re-election
chances of PLP candidate
Pleasant Bridgewater. The
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Intelisys provides due dili-
gence information on compa-
nies and individuals, the man-
ager saying its work went far
beyond just scanning compli-
ance databases for name
matches to questionable char-
acters. The company’s 16-page
reports, prepared for clients,
such as law firms, real estate
agents and banks, examined
asset ownership, whether the
individual or entity concerned
was or had been in embroiled
in controversial litigation, their
business history and other key
data.

While much of the compa-
ny’s Caribbean work had taken
place in the Cayman Islands
and British Virgin Islands, the
Intelisys manager said the
three-strong staff at the
Bahamas office had started to
attract some Bahamian clients.

“In the Bahamas, there’s
certainly a need to find delin-
quent debtors and land owners
who you can’t locate. That’s
been popping up quite a bit,”
said the Intelisys manager.

“There’s definitely a market
for it [the company’s services]
here in the Bahamas. I’m going
to do a lot of marketing and
believe there’s a demand for
it in the Bahamas. There
should be a lot of work.

“It’s now time for us to doa
jot of marketing and advertis-
ing. That’s what I intend to do,
and hopefully the business

“grows.”

Intelisys business, he added,
was being driven by the ready
availability of databases and
information on individuals and
companies, coupled with the
demand for risk management
by institutions, banks and govy-
ernments — especially Know
Your Customer (KYC).

“TI don’t think there’s any-
one else out there,” the
Intelisys manager said of any
Bahamian competition. “When
I got the licence from the Min-
istry of National Security, they
said they’d never approved
anyone else for a licence of this
type. Based on that, we’re the
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Regulatory consolidation
is ‘desperately needed’

TNELL 7
BY vc BucnessEditor Current system too bureaucratic

and costly, hindering financial



THE Bahamas financial ser-

vices industry “desperately
needs” the long-promised reg-
ulatory consolidation, a leading
attorney saying this needs to
happen “as soon as possible”
to eliminate excessive costs and
bureaucracy that are hinder-
ing the sector’s growth.

Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, said that regardless of
what regulatory model the
Government chose — whether
it was a single ‘super regula-
tor’, like the UK’s Financial
Services Authority (FSA), or

the ‘twin peaks’ model where.

the Central Bank of the
Bahamas was on its own and
all other regulators merged —
the transition time to the new
structure meant the Bahamas
needed to start the process
“sooner rather than later”.

Mr Moree told The Tribune
that both the current and for-
mer governments had been
reviewing the financial services
industry’s regulatory structure
for some time, the Christie
administration having engaged
Crown Agents from the UK
to aid them, “on the basis we
have too many regulators, too
much bureaucracy and too
high a cost base”.

“It is, in my view, impera-
tive that we bring this process
to a conclusion as soon as pos-
sible, so that we can implement
the final decision on whether
we have a ‘super regulator’ of a

services business

@

‘twin peaks’ regulator,” Mr-

Moree said. “We just have to
do it. After the Government
makes the decision, it’s going
to take a considerable amount
of time to migrate to the new
model once it is operational. I
would guess this transition
period would take a year to
complete. That is all the more
reason to start sooner rather
than later to maintain our com-
petitiveness and rationalize
what at the moment is an an
over-costly, overly-bureau-
cratic regulatory framework.”

Agencies

International agencies such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) have long urged
the Government to streamline
the Bahamian financial ser-
vices regulatory structure,
which is seen as involving too
many agencies and too many
overlaps, involving time-con-
suming and costly duplication.

Apart from the Central
Bank of the Bahamas, there is
the Securities Commission,
Registrar of Insurance, Com-
pliance Commission, and
Inspector of Financial and Cor-
porate Services Providers.

Addressing the impact this
was having on the Bahamian

Securities In
Act reforms e
mid-November

B@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Securities Commission
of the Bahamas is hoping to
issue the proposed new Secu-
rities Industries Act to the pri-
vate sector for consultation in
mid-November, its executive
director told The Tribune, with
industry participants, investors
and interested parties having
60-90 days to provide feed-
back.

When asked when the draft
amended Bill would be
released, Hillary Deveaux
replied: “We’re hoping pretty
soon. We’re looking at the
middle of this month to have it
distributed for consultation.”

The new legislation will clar-
ify and specify the activities all
participants in the Bahamian
capital markets are engaged in
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public sector have sufficient
urgency to address a number
of issues that affect our com-
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family office development and
high net worth clients to -ulti-
mately follow their assets and
move here.

Mr Moree said that, again,
while the product was a good
one for the Bahamas, other
jurisdictions such as Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, Isle of
Man and Guernsey had pos-
sessed their own private trust
company legislation for sever-
al years prior to the Bahamas’
moves.

Effectively, passing such leg-
islation was only helping the
Bahamas to catch up, not forge
ahead of the competition, and
Mr Moree said it would be dif-
ficult for this nation to obtain

business that had already.

become entrenched in other
jurisdictions.

To address the situation, Mr
Moree told The Tribune that
the ministry responsible for the
financial services industry
should have at least two dedi-
cated parliamentary draftsmen
that did nothing but draft leg-
islation related to the sector.

This, he explained, would
help keep abreast of develop-
ments in other jurisdictions
through benchmarking exer-
cises, and aid the Bahamas in
developing unique products
and market positioning to
enhance its competitiveness.

Yet The Tribune under-
stands that under the previous
Christie administration, there
were just four parliamentary
draftsmen in the Attorney
General’s Office — charged
with drafting and developing
legislation for all government
ministries, agencies and depart-
ments, let alone financial ser-
vices. It is not known what the
situation is under the Ingra-
ham government. yh)

Mr Moree told ‘The Tribune:
“T personally believe we should



have seconded within the rele-
vant government ministry or
department dedicated parlia-
mentary draftsmen that do
nothing but serve the financial
services industry, dealing with
statutes and legislation relat-
ed to financial services.

Financial

“We could use two for finan- |

cial services alone to keep us
on the cutting edge. This may
assist in reducing the product
development cycle as it relates
to legislation. In the Bahamas,
it takes too long. By the time
we put these products on the
books it’s too late.

“While both the present and
previous governments need to
be commended for passing a
considerable amount of new
legislation related to the finan-
cial services industry,” Mr
Moree said, “my concern is it is
still taking too long to do what
is necessary to keep our com-
petitive edge.

“The biggest concern is what
I would call. product-related
legislation, which is by defini-
tion a dynamic process. In this
type of dynamic industry, you
don’t pass a piece of legisla-
tion and put it on the shelf for
four to five years because of
pressure of other work.”

Mr Moree said it was not
only new product legislation,
but amendments to existing
financial services laws and
statutes; on which the
Bahamas took too much time
to make things happen.

He added: “We’ve been
talking about the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act for ages. I understand that
the Government is anticipat-
ing that it will engage in look-
ing at that statute now. That
is commendable, but it should

_ haye been amended to address

A

. concerns of practitioners a long
time.ago.”

It is understood that the

DOCTORS

Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) is currently
compiling industry feedback
and information on amend-
ments to the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act.

Other examples of amend-
ments to existing financial ser-
vices legislation, which have
long been talked about but
have yet to be formally draft-
ed, released for consultation

and appropriate feedback

assessed, include the External
Insurance Act and Securities
Industry Act 1999. The failure
to move such amended Acts
through the legislative process,
it is argued, could show the
Bahamas as being more talk
than action, although. the
redrafted Securities Industry
Act is due to be released short-
ly.
Mr Moree told The Tribune:
“Not only do we take too long
to amend statutes and fully
appreciate the dynamic nature
of the industry, it takes us too

long to put on the books new

legislation.”

Describing the Segregated
Accounts Companies Act,
something with which he was
heavily involved as chairman
of the Financial Services Con-
sultative Forum, as “an impor-
tant piece of product legisla-
tion”, Mr Moree added: “By
the time we put that'on our
books, almost every offshore
financial jurisdiction had
passed that, in some cases four
years before us, and in other
cases two years before us.

“The private trust compa-
nies are a fabulous product.
I’m not criticizing the fact
we’ve done it [passed it]. It’s
very commendable that we’ve
put this legislation on the
books.

“My concern is that by the
time we passed our legislation
—an amendment to the Banks

_and Trust Companies Regula-

tion Act to provide for private

trust companies — other juris-
dictions had that product years
ahead of us.”

This meant, Mr Moree
added, that by being ‘first
movers’ ahead of the Bahamas,

rival jurisdictions were attract-

ing business to their new prod-
ucts and solidifying this, mak-
ing it extremely difficult for
this nation to dislodge it and
attract clients satisfied with ser-
vices they were receiving else-
where.

For the Bahamas, a prime
example is the captive insur-
ance industry. Once a world
leader in the sector, it was lost
almost overnight to Bermuda
after the Pindling government
introduced some ill-advised
reforms, and this nation has

‘only been able to attract the

bare minimum of business
back.

Investment

Using the investment funds
sector as an example, Mr
Moree said the Bahamas was
finding it “very, very difficult”
to attract funds, fund managers
and administrators, and other
professionals associated with
it because the Cayman Islands
had “specialised in that busi-
ness and attracted a very sub-
stantial part of that business”.

He said: “It is proving very
difficult to dislodge that busi-
ness, even though, in my view,
we have a very modern and
very industry friendly statute.”

Mr Moree said his com-
ments were not designed to be
political or blame any political
party for these issues, as he
was “not interested in the
blame game”.

He added: “These. are

_ national issues which transcend

party politics. We should not
be interested in fixing the
blame, we should fix the prob-
lem, and the problem is it is

* still taking too long for us.to

deal with issues.”

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they have paid.

He explained that the Bill
would encourage adherence to
high standards within the con-
struction sector via the estab-
lishment of a regulatory Con-

tractors Board.

“The Contractors Board will
assess contractor qualifications,
certify contractors and safe-
guard against illegal or improp-
er construction contracting,”
Mr Deveaux said.

He added that this should
alleviate much of the public
concern over unethical con-
tractors, establishing account-
ability within the construction
sector.

The draft Contractors Bill

‘also seeks to establish cate-

gories of contractors and sub-

contractors, meaning the Bill

will not solely accommodate
large contracting firms, but will
also include specialised con-
tractors.

Surge )

“In light of the recent surge
of development that has taken
place throughout the Bahamas
over the last several years, our
nation now faces numerous
urban challenges and consid-

’ erable growth pressures,” the

minister added.

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Draft Bill proposing
Contractors Board

He said that demographic.
trends such as immigration and”
rising second home ownership
had contributed to an
increased population, and has
subsequently created over-
whelming demand for the
upgrade and expansion of
physical infrastructure includ-
ing roads, utilities, docks and
airport facilities.

The Ministry of Works is
also seeking amendments to
the Town Planning Act which,
when passed, would ensure the
physical landscape is taken into
consideration during construc-
tion.

Mr Deveaux said: “The
Government of the Bahamas
understands and recognises the
fact that we cannot be success-
ful in our endeavour to pro- ’
vide public infrastructure and
utilities if discord and mistrust
between Government and the
construction sector exists, if
terms and procedures for bids
and tenders are unclear, if con-
tracts are executed unethically

. and facilities are constructed

in a “shoddy” manner.
“An absence of legislation
and lack of institutional frame-

_ work to properly guide con-

tractors and enforce building
requirements will also severe-
ly hamper any Government
effort. 3

He added that if the gGov-
ernment was to provide the
services it needs, it was largely
dependent on a straightfor-
ward and transparent bidding
process, the forging of a seam-
less partnership with all stake-
holders in the construction
industry, enactment of legisla-
tion to effectively guide
builders and contractors, and
the assurance that persons in
the building sector were
knowledgeable of industry
guidelines and government
requirements.

Mr Deveaux said the Town
Planning Act will be amended
to include more green space
and integration of environ-
mental resource management
principles.

“The recent devastation that
has occurred as a result of
Tropical Storm Noel provides
a compelling reason for

amendments to this Act in. |.

respect to drainage systems,
flood plain elevation and build-
ing design in particular loca-
tions,” Mr Deveaux said.

WS Queen's s College

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has an immediate vacancy for

A FEMALE TEACHER OF
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(with the ability to teach swimming)

VACANCY AS OF JANUARY 3, 2008
A TEACHER OF MODERN LAN GUAGES (FRENCH)

IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

Applicants for the above mentioned posts must have a minimum of a
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in the relevant subject
area and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, or teacher certificate.
In the case of the Modern Languages Teacher, the ability to teach Advanced
Placement courses, a second language or a second subject would be an
asset. A certified copy of the relevant degree and teacher certificate must
accompany the application. The names and relevant contact information
of at least two professional references should also be listed. Applications
from unqualified persons and or incomplete applications will not be
processed.

The persons offered an appointment will be expected to make a commitment
to work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases
of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school
is a part.

Queen’s College was established in Nassau in 1890 by the Methodist
Church and is a member of the International Association of Methodist
Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)

The completed application together with a covering letter and a recent
photograph must be sent to: :

The Principal
Queen’s College
P.O. Box N 7127
Nassau, Bahamas

Or faxed to 242 393 3248 or emailed to: dlynch@qchenceforth.com





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accounting firm featuring for-
mer PLP MP and Senator
Philip Galanis as a partner,
has been renamed HLB
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1, 2007; after joining the
international body, HLB
International (HLBI)

HLBI is a worldwide
organisation of 450 profes-
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more than 1,800 partners and
12,000 staff, providing clients
with services covering audit-
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general and financial man-
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» Maintain registers of Complaints, Breaches, Gifts and Contacts
with Regulators;

Oversee Dormant and Inactive Accounts procedures;

Review documentation for compliance with Qualified
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holding US Securities for the purposes of ensuring compliance
with the Bank's obligations under it's Ql Agreement;

Liaise with internal and external Auditors (including Qualified
Intermediary Auditors) as well as Inspectors of the Central Bank
of the Bahamas and the Securities Commission of the Bahamas
in the preparation of Audit and Inspection reports and coordinate
responses there to; 4

You should ideally hold’a Law degree, and have at least 5 years’
experience in the related field; have extensive knowledge of the
international and Bahamian Anti-Money Laundering and other
regulations applicable to the private bank and trust industry; the
capacity to learn quickly and in an independent manner, have
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BISX firm seeks $618,000 return from Corporation

FROM page 1

30, 2007. Some $286,000 of that
amount was supplied in the 207
third quarter, between July 1,
2007, and September 30, 2007.
David Sasnett, Consolidat-
ed Water’s chief financial offi-
cer, said in a statement on the
third quarter results: “Operat-
ing income declined slightly in
our bulk water segment, rela-
tive to the prior year, as gen-
eral and administrative costs
for this segment increased and
we continued to supply non-
revenue water under the terms
of our contract for the Blue
Hills plant in Nassau.
“However, in early October
we completed an assessment
of our progress in achieving
the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-

ment. Based upon this assess-
ment, we believe that our com-
pany fully discharged its oblig-
ations under the non-revenue
water component of the Blue
Hills contract well before the
end of the third quarter. Our
assessment is presently under
review by our customer.” —
This appears to have all the
makings ofa potential contract
dispute, although it is still far
too early to tell whether such a
scenario will play out. As part
of the contract that saw it win
the right to build, own and
operate the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant, Consolidated
Water agreed to reduce the
amount of water lost from the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion’s New Providence-based

distribution system by some.

438 million gallons per year.
Until it is able to prove to

Little Switzerland is a company with over 50 years of
experience in luxury retailing with over 25 stores in The
Caribbean and Florida. If you want a career with prospects
and have what it takes to repair fine Swiss watches we
have on immediate an opening for the following position:

Wat h Maker —Breitline Bouti a.

* This position is a key component of our operation and
our commitment to exceed our customer’s expectations.
The successful candidate will be a Certified Watch Make er.

Must have completed facto

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BREITLING, WOSTEP and or a compatible Swiss Match

Brand or Association.

The following attributes are desirable:
1. Attention to details and the ability to produce
high quality work in areas of follow an and direct

reporting.

2. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, and emails.
3. Strong communication skills and ability to work _

well with colleagues.

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4. Good oral-and writing comprehension Of the |

English Language.

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The successful candidate will be responsible:

* Maintaining a high quality, precise after sales
service for the repair of watches.
Perform timely and consistent repairs of watches in
accordance with established industry standards and

procedures.

Effectively communicate the needs and take the
lead in the direction of the after sales service centre.
Implement effective inventory controls that would
facilitate the tumely reordering of watch parts and
components and maintain compliance with Internal

Audit standards.

To apply, please e-mail or fax your resume with a

cover letter to:

_ Watch Maker Position in Nassau:
E-Mail: wearey@littleswitzerland.com
Fax: (242) 356-9860
Attn: William Carey



Bisk

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 9 November 200 7

Abaco Markets

aii

Previous Close. Today's Close.

Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

Doctor's Hospital

Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

0.20 RND Holdings

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets

0.40 RND Holdings

Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

7.362272"
3.5388"""

the Water & Sewerage Corpo-

ration that it has achieved this |

loss reduction target, Consoli-
dated Water is required to sup-
ply 1.2 million gallons of free
water per day to it.

Laying out the impact of this
on its Bahamian operations in

‘its Form 10-Q, filed with the
. Securities & Exchange Com-

mission (SEC), Consolidated
Water said: “The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs,

‘and greatly reduced the overall

gross profit on water revenues
from the Blue Hills plant dur-
ing the nine months ended
September 30, 2007.

It added: “The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs
and reduced the overall gross
profit on water revenues from
the Blue Hills plant during the
third quarter of 2007.

“We have diligently pursued

completion of the non-revenue

water project in order to
reduce operating costs and
improve the.profitability of the
Blue Hills operation. In Sep-
tember 2007, using standards

- promulgated by the Interna-

tional Water Association, we
completed an internal assess-
ment of our progress in achiev-
ing the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-
ment and submitted our assess-
ment to the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation. Based upon

this assessment, the standards

for which require us to vali-
date the results for a period of
time prior to September 2007,
we believe we met the non-
revenue water. requirement
effective March 1, 2007.
“Consequently, we have
invoiced the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation approximate-

ly $618,000 for the non-rev-

enue water provided for the
period from March 1, 2007
through September 30, 2007.
The Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration is presently review-
ing our assessment and per-
forming its own evaluation of
the results.

Collection

“The collection of these non-
revenue water amounts
invoiced is dependent upon
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion agreement with our assess-
ment. While we believe we
have met the non-revenue
water requirement and are
therefore contractually enti-
tled to receive payment for all
of these non-revenue water
invoices, because of the uncer-
tainty associated with the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion review and approval of
our assessment we have fully
reserved for these non-revenue
water amounts invoiced in our
results of operations for the
nine months ended Septem-
ber 30, 2007.

“Such invoices will be rec-
ognized as revenues if and

‘when collection of such invoic-

Baker's Bay

GOLF G OCEAN CLUB.

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

|

Key Responsibilities

Y Establish culinary standard
Vv Create menus and recipes for high-end and casual dining to include
international and Bahamian cuisine

Y Maintain food safety standard
YÂ¥ Recruit and train culinary team

Â¥ Manage and develop culinary team

Â¥ Control food cost

Y Determine market list and vendors

Y Design special events
Qualifications

Y Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or related subject; professional

certifications

Y Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
« with at least three (3) years international or off-shore experience.
Y Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,
must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must 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@bakersbayciub.com or

by fax at 242-367-0804.



“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Change

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es can be considered probable.
We can offer no assurances as
to how much, if any, of these
non-revenue water invoices we
will ultimately be able to col-
lect and recognize as rev-
enues.”

Issues with the non-revenue
water requirements of the Blue
Hills contract saw gross profit
from Consolidated Water’s
bulk water operations drop
slightly, from $2.997 million in
the first nine months of 2006 to
$2.984 million this time

_ around.

Gross profit as a percentage
of bulk water revenues fell to
19 per cent for the first three
quarters in 2007, compared to
23 per cent for the 2006 com-
parative period, despite rev-
enues rising from $13.193 mil-
lion to $16.017 million.

Meanwhile, Consolidated

‘Water noted that that its

Bahamian subsidiary, Consol-
idated Water (Bahamas), was
still non-compliant with a
financial covenant imposed by
its banker, Royal Bank of
Canada.

The SEC filing noted that
Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) was réquired to
maintain a ratio of total liabil-
ities to tangible net worth of
not more than two-to-one,
something it was non-compli-
ant with at September 30, 2007.

Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) dividend payments
to the parent are also limited to
available cash flow, and there
are also restrictions on addi-
tional debt, guarantees and
asset sales. Some $4.88 million
are outstanding in guarantees
to Royal Bank.

Consolidated Water, which
supplies the Water & Sewer-

age Corporation with water
from its Windsor and Blue
Hills plants, also still has to
arrange a $4 million perfor-
mance bond for the latter
operation, something it expects
to do later this year.

The company also noted that
a Statement of Claim had been
filed against it in the Supreme
Court by Gruppozecca

‘ Bahamas Ltd, seeking dam-

ages of more than $950,000 for
alleged “breaches of obliga-
tion” to it over the Blue Hills
plant’s construction.

Consolidated Water said the
claims made against its
Bahamian subsidiary were
“without merit”, and would be
“vigorously defended”.

The BISX-listed firm report-
ed net income of $2.509 mil-
lion or $0.17 per diluted share
for the three months ended
September 30, 2007, compared
with net income of $1.247 mil-
lion or $0.10 per diluted share
in the three months ended Sep- .
tember 30, 2006.

Total revenues for the three
months ended. September 30,
2007 increased 19 per cent to
about $11.9 million, compared
with $10 million in the third
quarter of 2006. :

Total revenues for the nine
months ended: September 30,
2007 increased 27 per cent to
$36.6 million, compared with’
$28.9 million in the comparable
2006 period. -

Consolidated Water report-
ed net income of $8.718 mil-
lion, or $0.60 per diluted share,
for the nine months ended
September 30, 2007, compared
with net income of $6.847 mil-
lion or $0.54 per diluted share
for the nine months ended
September 30, 2006.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC. is in
dissolution as of September 15th, 2007.

Luis Maria Pineyrua Pittaluga situated at Rita 8, Km
17.500, Oficina 115A, Montevideo, Uruguay is the

Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SUNLIGHT OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 9, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by

the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace

West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 12th day of December, 2007 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such

debts are proved.

November 12, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice
NOTICE

JERK LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) JERK 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 7th November, 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

Colina MSI Preferred Fund age :
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Colina Bond Fund

2.938214***
1.279370***
1.8192*"* ale

YIELD - Jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading voiume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index, January 1, 1994 = 100

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
it - Effective Date 7/11/2007

Dated this 12th day of November, A.D, 2007
*- 2 November 2007
*- 30 June 2007
*** . 31 October 2007
were. 31 July 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator





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~ Contractors
register skills
ready for Bill

BUSINESS

@ By CARA BRENNEN- tractor. tractor may not have been
BETHEL There would be the paid by a client.
Tribune Business appointment of a Contrac- Fronting for foreign con-

Reporter ~ tors Board, which would not tractors would not be

only hear cases of contractors _ allowed at any time, nor

THE Bahamas Contractors ~— who performed bad work, would tipping off Sp eCLoTS
Association (BCA) is in the but also cases where a con- Mr Wrinkle said
process of registering the
skill levels of all its members
ahead of legislation that will
require contractors to be reg-
istered before they can
obtain a business licence.

Stephen Wrinkle, the
BCA’s president, said at the
weekend that they have
begun the process early so i'm lovin’ it
that by the time the draft
Contractors Bill is made law,
much of the groundwork EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
would have been done.

“It is important that we can
tell investors that we have
skilled and trained workers

CREW NEEDED FOR

in the Bahamas to work on | MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS
their projects,” he said,
Proposed Requirements:
Mr Wrinkle explained that .
the proposed Bil! will call for ¢ Must be a high school graduate

a classification of skills based :
on educational qualifications ¢ Must be people oriented

and experience, such as ¢ Must have smiling faces
unskilled, semi-skilled and

fully skilled. ¢ Must be customer service driven
In some cases, the Bill will e Must be a high performer
grandfather’ in persons who :
may not have met the educa- ¢ Must have excellent oral & written
tional requirements, but who ge :
eve nicreahgn eve years of communication skills
field experience. e Must be able to work flexible hours,
Mr Wrinkle said the pro-
acc aamenchnenteteaee including late nights, weekends and
legislation are to allow con- holidays. ;

tractors to have control of }
the industry-andjensure they Face ,

protect themselves against McDonald’s offers excellent benefits!
foreign rivals who may try to

take work from Bahamians. Competitive Pay!
He added that it was to oe Sere
ensure there were set stan- Training!
_ dards for the Industry, and Career Development!
_- recourse against unscrupu- ove
lous contractors. Monthly Incentives! ss
Each licensed contractor Opportunities for Upward Mobility!
will be given a number,
which must be displayed on
- all correspondence with the Applications available at all three
inistry and on all customer 9
sAvoibes. The Would Gable . restaurants and McDonald’s Head Office
the customer to have a way on Market Street North

of getting recourse if there
was a problem with a con-

The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH
Established. 1802



CHURCH STAFF POSITION FOR YOUTH WORKER

Methodist Church is seeking to employ a vibrant Christian to work with its children,
teens and young adults.

Applicants should:

t Be personable, creative, mature and passionate about young people.
T Possess excellent communication skills,

+ Be familiar with youth cultures and trends,

Responsibilities include:

t Implementation and oversight of all Youth Ministry programmes.

t Planning and leading Youth Services and events.

+ Leading young persons to Christ and creating life-time disciples.

t Building relationships between youth, congregation and the wider community.

Criteria for Employment

1A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university confirmed by a certi-
fied copy of certificate.

+ Names and contacts of at least two professional references must be submitted.

+ Willingness to support Church’s programmes.

Â¥ Successful applicants will be expected to make a commitment to work in harmony
with Christian principles and to support the emphasis of The Bahamas Conference of
the Methodist Church of which the church is a part.



Please send Resume together with a covering letter,
a statement of philosophy and a recent photograph to:

The Trust Secretary
Ebenezer Methodist Church
PO. Box SS 6145
Nassau, Bahamas

Or fax to: (242) 393-8135, or e-mail to bomc@bahamas.net.bs

Candidates short listed will be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail for an interview.

Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas







BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST JOB TROURPEDS



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 9B

Join the Leading Environmental Conservation
Organization in The Bahamas



The Bahamas National Trust invites qualified and interested persons to
apply for the following positions:

Director of Development

Context

The Bahamas National Trust needs an individual who will manage donor ela tions
and a multifaceted fundraising strategy aimed at engaging a broad range of corpo-
rate, foundation and individual donors and prospects.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and coordinates
the BNT’s fundraising, membership programmes, and strategic development

_ activities to achieve sustainable financial goals for the organization. Further, the

individual will develop and manage a major donor programme and annual giving
programme for the Trust. The Individual will be charged with the creation of a
strong Development Team and coordinating training for its staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To develop and implement the BNT’s fundraising strategy — targeting
individuals, Foundations, other NGO’s and the corporate sector.

2. To design and implement a Major Donor Development Programme. Lead the
process of donor identification, prospect research, and personal cultivation,
appropriate requests for support, thanking and recognition.

3, Prepare and manage budgets for fundraising programmes.

Required Skills:

> At least a Bachelors Degree with five years work experience, ideally in the fund-
raising arena,

> Strong background in project management and programme administration.

> Warm interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and involve people at
all levels.

> Experience in the financial sector - client relationships and an understanding of
funds and foundations an asset.

> Exceptional writing and interpersonal communications skills.

> Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet deadlines
and pay attention to details.

> Good computer literacy including word processing databases, presentations and
spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Sage fundraising software a plus.

> Willingness to work long hours to meet firm deadlines.

> Willingness to travel throughout The Bahamas and abroad.



Abaco Park Warden

Context ;

The national parks in Abaco face threats from invasive species. In particular the
nesting parrots in the Abaco National Park suffer greatly from increasing numbers
of feral cats and expanding raccoons populations. It is vitally important that the

, BNT has a presence on this island to ensure we fulfill the mandate and meet the

objectives of the Trust.

Primary Responsibilities: ‘

Provide day to day and long term management and edmuniaration of all of the
Abaco Parks and act as a liaison with partners and the ne groeral public of Abaco in
all facets of park work.

Duties:

1. Serve as the, Liaison between the Abaco Parks and the. BNT Readguarterss in
Nassau, Will be responsible.for, ovefall,superyision and oversight of all activi-
ties that océur in the district.

2. Develop in collaboration with the Director of Parks appl icable policies, proce- *
dures, systems, and proposals to further the goals of the Abaco Parks and the
Bahamas National Trust.

3. Plan and execute activities in the approved General Management Plans,
Strategic Plans, and operating plans to achieve the goals of the Abaco Parks

4. Supervise park staff members and volunteers engaging in conservation.and
maintenance activities ensuring that biodiversity in the park are not negatively
impacted by the work.

5. Lead the development and implementation of community outreach programmes,
education and public relations initiatives to promote the goals of the BNT.

6. Enforce rules and regulations of Abaco National parks laws and policies of the
Bahamas as they relate to the safety of individuals in the national parks of Abaco.

7. Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Director of Parks and Science

Required Skills:

> Bachelor's degree; or a minimum of seven years related experience and/or train-
ing in Environmental Conservation; or equivalent combination of education
and experience

> Computer literate (Word Processing, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint)

> Familiarity with conservation issues in general and as it directly relates to Abaco

> Pleasant personality

> Willing to work under demanding conditions



Marine Park Project Coordinator

~ Context

It is vitally important that the marine resources of New Providence are maintained
in a healthy balance for future generations. This project will heighten the aware-
ness of marine users about sustainable use of marine resources.

Primary Responsibilities:

This job will be focused on the creation of a marine park and implementing a dive
tag program aimed at raising awareness within the dive community with regards to
sustainable use of the marine park; responsibilities for identification and outreach to
existing and potential resource user groups and other community members

Duties;

1. Develop and implement Dive Tag program to promote and encourage users of
the Marine Park.

2. Coordinate and effectively administer all activities for the South West Marine Park

3, Serve as a conduit for communication between BNT, stakeholder groups and
community members with environmental concerns oF ideas tor the area.

4. Write press releases and other documentation for distribution to internal and
external audiences
5. Speak publicly about BNT’s environmental / sustainable initiatives.

6. Compile news and event announcements into bi-weekly report to be submitted
to direct supervisor

7. Perform administrative tasks and any other tasks that support the overall con-
servation goals and work plan for the Bahamas National Trust

Required Skills:

> Bachelor’s degree; a minimum five years related experience and/or training
in Environmental Conservation; or eSuivsent combination of education and
experience.

> Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

> Willingness to carry-out organizational mission with little day-to-day supervision

> Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office.

> A strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment
and strong operational focus.

> Ability to produce clear written documentation for reporting

> Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences.

Interested persons qualified in any of the above positions should provide a cover
letter, resume and three references by November 16, 2007 to:

Human Resources Manager

Bahamas National Trust

“P.O. Box N-4105

Nassau, Bahamas

or E-mail: bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org



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Developers: Opponents
case now ‘harassment

FROM page 1

‘stop work’ order to be
imposed on the developers, Dr
Marshall said: “We believe that
this is another harassment to
slow the project down, to cause
the investors and the project
damage, and to deny job

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opportunities and entrepre-
neurial opportunities for
Bahamians.

“The way our economy is
right now, from my perspec-
tive as a Bahamian who is try-
ing to contribute to a project
that is good for the Bahamas, I
want to see the project
progress. It is best for the
Bahamas and Guana Cay.”

Dr Marshall described as
“disturbing” the fact that
investors who had come to the
Bahamas “in good faith”, and

enjoyed the support of ‘both
present and previous govern-

ments, could be put through
an expensive and protracted
legal battle by a small group
who did not want the Baker’s

Bay project to happen at any

cost.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WANTED

An Offshore Bank invites applications
for the position of an Administrative
Assistant. The candidate should possess
a minimum of an Associate Degree and
proficiency in computer operations with
strong communication skills.

Experience in offshore banking
operations in computerized environment
is desirable.

Applicant should be reliable, well
organized and self motivated.

Responsibilities include back office.
Operations, secretarial assistance,
maintenance of records and handling
other routine office jobs. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Applicants should send resumé to P.O.
Box SS-19046, Nassau, within 15 days
of this advertisement.



Poston Available:

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Job Description:

Responsible’ for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all preventative maintenance and heavy
equipment repairs are conducted as per com-
pany standards. Conducts on-site audits and
evaluations of port equipment, coordinates
repair activities and preventative procedures,

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent. Trade
or Technical certificate in Heavy Equipment
Maintenance.

Experience:

Five years experience in heavy equip-
ment maintenance with at least two years
in management of equipment maintenance.

Container Terminals offers a highly competi-
tive package of benefits. Salary is commen-
surate with qualifications and experience.

Dr Marshall said the mes-

sage sent by the actions of the
Save Guana Cay Reef Associ-
ation could negatively impact
investor perceptions of the
Bahamas and damage its
image as a ‘safe’ investment
destination.

He added: “It is disturbing to
pick up a newspaper and read
that investors coming into this
country in good faith, support-
ed by the previous administra-
tion and our current one, are
being put through this by these
individuals.

“It is very disturbing, and I
believe that unless we pay
attention to this and resolve it
now, there will be a negative
impact on this country for
years to come.”

Dr Marshall said the mes-
sage being sent by the Save
Guana Cay Reef Association
to potential bona fide investors

-looking at the Bahamas was:

“You.can follow the law, fol-
low the procedures, but a
handful of individuals can
damage your reputation.”

The Association has filed a
second Judicial Review chal-
lenge to the Baker’s Bay pro-
ject in the Supreme Court, this
time alleging that the
approvals, permits and licences
provided to the developers
were not done so through the
processes and government
agencies as prescribed by law,
thus making their issuance ille-
gal.

In response, Dr Marshall

A

said Discovery Land Company
had been “guided by the law”
in all its applications, and had
followed the permitting appli-

- cation processes laid down by

the Government. —.

‘The developers, he added,
had consulted all relevant gov-
ernment agencies and depart-
ments as to who applications
should be made to, what for-
mat they should take, and what
should be applied for.

Discovery Land Company,
Dr Marshall added, had been
treated “like any other investor
in this country”, and “never
received any special treatment
or red carpet treatment”.

“We have said that the way
we.obtained these permits was
in accordance with the law and
processes of the Bahamas,” he
said. “We are complying with
the law, and going above and
beyond what we laid out ini-
tially in terms of environmental
compliance.”

Dr Marshall repeated the
developers’ offer for the Asso-
ciation to meet with them, see
and discuss their plans, and
give the Baker’s Bay project
an opportunity to discuss any
concerns they may have, in
order to find a satisfactory
solution for all concerned.
This, he added, was preferable
to a courtroom battle.

“The vast majority of the
Bahamian people will benefit
from this project. Our eco-
nomic contribution will go to

: The Chambers of
CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Counsel & Attorneys-at-law

is now located at

#9 Rusty Bethel Drive
(3rd Terrace East)
Nassau, Bahamas

All telephone numbers remain the same.

K.Miles Parker
(Managing Partner)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ROBOT HOLDINGS LIMITED

IN VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ROBOT HOLDINGS

LIMITED is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 9th November

the Guana Cay economy, the
north Abaco economy, the
northern Bahamas economy
and the whole economy, plus
the Public Treasury,” Dr Mar-
shall said.

Discovery Land Company
had previously told The Tri-
bune that some $7-$8 million
per month was being spent on
the Baker’s Bay project, with
some $200 million invested in
the Bahamas to date.

The company was preparing —

to close some $200 million
worth of real estate sales at
Baker’s Bay, and now
employed 140 people on the
project, some 95 per cent of
them Bahamian.

Dr Marshall earlier this year
said more than 350 Bahamian

firms and individuals had ben-
efited economically from the
Baker’s Bay project since 2005,
the developers having collec-
tively paid to them some $25 .
million worth of invoices.

Baker’s Bay is one of the rel-.

atively few projects announced
by the Christie administration
that has made good progress
towards fulfilling its Heads of
Agreement obligations and

‘delivering on those commit-

ments, with many believing the
project’s developer — which has
a strong track record in devel-
oping such communities — is
the. sort of investor the
Bahamas needs.

Yet the Association seems
determined to embroil it in
‘legal guerrilla warfare’.

2007. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd Building 2
Caves Village, RO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of ROBOT HOLD-
INGS LIMITED. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their address and particular of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 9th December 2007.

ve
BD

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LA KITWE INC.

(a) The name of LA KITWE INC., has been restored to the register;

(b) The Certificate of Dissolution dated 23rd July has been cancelled;

(c) LA KITWE INC.,, is deemed never to have struck off the register;

(d) LA KITWE INC., is deemed at all time to have continued in
existence and to have authorized to conduct business in accordance
with its Memorandum and Articles of Association not with
standing the purported dissolution of the company.

(e) The cost of the publications in the Gazette be borne and paid by
LA KITWEINC.

(f) The Plaintiffs do pay to the Attorney General the cost of this
application.

First Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)

Second Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)



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KING'S

REAL ESTATE

King’s Real Estate Company Limited is a Bahamian Real
Estate and Development Company. We are currently
looking for applicants for the below positions:

CIVIL ENGINEER

Bachelor Degree or higher in the field of Civil
Engineering.

3-5 years experience in Civil Engineering and
Construction related fields.

Registered with the Bahamas Professional Engineers”
Board.

Experience in the design of Subdivisions, Roads,
Airports, Drainage and Water & Sewerage’ Systems.
Ability to use engineering software such as Auto
CAD 2004.

Proficient in implementing site quality assurance
measures and overseeing site supervision.
Hardworking and able to handle a number of projects
simultaneously.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

°° 3-5 years experience in the Real Estate Industry.
e Licensed with the Bahamas Real Estate Association.
° Motivated.

King’s Real Estate is a team orientated company and
potential employees should be capable of adapeng to
this philosophy.

All interested candidates should e-mail there resumes to:
kingsley@kingsrealty.com





ALL POSITIONS WANTED

Contemporary Asian
Multi-Outlet Dining Concept




* Junior Sous Chef, line and pastry cook
with high-end cuisine experience.

* Wait/bar staff. Previous experience in high-end
dining establishments a must.

‘Dining Room Supervisor/ Wine Steward with
previous high-end restaurant experience

* Extensive knowledge of Asian cuisine and

wines a definite asset.










Fax resumes to 328-8381 or email to
info@shogunrevolver.com

NOTICE

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









In Voluntary Liquidation



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, (No. 45 of
2000), .CLEDBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD.,
CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATIORS INC. is the Liquidator and
| 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize
City, Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named




is in dissolution.




can be contacted at




company are required to send their names, addresses and particulars
of their debts or claims to the liquidator before November 30, 2007.






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government over revision

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE FNM government was con-
demned yesterday for allegedly
damaging the Bahamas’ reputation
by continuing to review and re-nego-
tidte international agreements made
under the former administration.

Speaking at a press conference at
PLP headquarters on Joe Farrington

Road, party. leader Perry.Christie..:,

said the Bahamas’ international rep-
utation had been negatively affected
by the constant revision of agree-
ments made under his former gov-
ernment.

With these re-negotiations, Mr
Christie said, international investors
were essentially being “black-
mailed” when a government comes
in-and reviews contracts that were
“legally” entered into because one

of international agreements

‘By PAUL G TURNQUEST |

Perry Christie



to a foreign country. You get
approval. You invested millions as a
result of the approval. A new gov-
ernment comes in and says I would
not have given you that concession,
I therefore want to re-negotiate that

government simply does not like the
other. :
“Think of the investor. You come

PLP leader claims the FNM have

SEE page 14

‘effectively mismanaged economy’

- I By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

IN THEIR effort to discredit the former PLP government, the
FNM administration, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, have ignored their responsibility and effectively mismanaged
the Bahamian economy over the past six months, PLP leader Perry
Christie said yesterday. é

Citing a downturn in external reserves, an increase in unemployment,
and a “considerable” slow in direct foreign investment - among a host

of other factors - Mr Christie called for the government to “refocus” its «

attention. : 5 : oS
“In their political lust for discrediting my administration, Hubert

SEE page 14




















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attempt identified

TWO would-be robbers
who died on Friday trying
to rob a patron of Bamboo
Shack on Baillou Hill Road
have been identified as
Travio Wilson, 31, and Mor-
gan Johnson, 21.

According to witnesses,
the men attacked and
stabbed a customer in front
of the restaurant at around
5.10pm on Friday.

A plainclothes police offi-
cer passing by is reported to

SEE page 14



’ number of inmates and limited. . ;

The Bahamas has the world’s eighth

highest incarceration rate per capita

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




THE Bahamas has the
world’s eighth highest incarcer-
ation rate per capita, prison
superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming confirmed yesterday.

Addressing the increase of
criminal activity in the
Bahamas, Dr Rahming said that
one of every 230 Bahamians is
currently serving a prison sen-
tence. ‘

However, despite the high

resources, Dr Rahming reiter-

SEE page 14

Bahamas ‘reputation damaged

Police Commissioner
Farquharson to retire
from force next year

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

FOLLOWING months of
speculation, the Cabinet Office
yesterday officially announced
that Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson will be demit-
ting office and retiring from the
force by early next year.

As forecast by The Tribune
last month, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday’
announced that Deputy Com-
missioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson will act as Commis-
sioner “until a substantive
appointment is made in accor-
dance with the provisions of the
Constitution of the Bahamas.”

Mr Farquharson will go on
pre-retirement leave on
Wednesday, November 21,
before he officially leaves office
on January 18, 2008.

‘ After leaving the post of
police commissioner, Mr Far-
quharson will travel to Ottawa
where he is expected to be post-
ed:as Bahamas High Commis-
sioner to Canada. ‘

Mr Farquharson first publicly
indicated that he will be leaving
the force during a retirement
banquet held last month for
Deputy Commissioner John
Rolle, and Senior Assistant
Commissioners Allan Gibson
and Reuben Smith.

The commissioner said sev-
eral times during his speéch that

SEE page 13

Jurors being
selected for
‘Ninety’ trial

JURORS are currently
being selected as the trial of
alleged drug dealer Samuel
“Ninety” Knowles is

- expected to take place

tomorrow.

Prosecutors George
Carestas and Peter Ferran
have made applications to
the Broward District Court
for evidence from a rejected
case to be admitted.

Judge James Cone has
reportedly allowed some evi-
dence from wiretaps to be
admitted. Jurors are expect-
ed to hear some 30 tele-
phone conversations alleged-
ly involving Mr Knowles in
the coming week.


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for failing to turn up after taxi-
drivers complained about a
group of Jamaicans openly
smoking marijuana outside a
major Nassau hotel.

The drivers said the “grass”

was so strong that it could be
smelt from 150 feet away. Yet.

police failed to respond when
they lodged a formal complaint.
The Jamaicans were among

followers of a reggae group

called Millennium Countdown,

“who performed at the Queen

Elizabeth Sports Centre over
the weekend.

Cab-drivers parked near the
British Colonial Hilton were so
offended by their open defiance
of Bahamian drug laws that
they called police.

“But the officers didn’t
respond



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bune last night. “It seems that
they, and security at the Hilton
hotel, didn’t want to cause
upset.

“But what kind of example
does this set for Bahamian

. youth, when those surrounding
a foreign reggae band can come ©

into this country and openly
smoke marijuana?

“This was clearly illegal activ-
ity, yet the police never came
and the hotel security did noth-
ing to stop them.”

The drivers also complained
that the Ministry of Education

_ teportedly allowed the reggae

group to visit Nassau high
schools on Friday afternoon.
As a result, about a dozen
teenage girls in H O Nash and L
W Young school uniforms gath-
ered outside the Hilton to get a
view of the band members, and

were there when the marijua-
na smoking was going on.

“Tf an 18-year-old Bahamian
is caught smoking weed in a
public place, he will be arrest-
ed,” said the source.

“This is clearly a case of dou-
ble standards: We are making
the same mistake we made
when Bob Marley came here in
1979.

“At that time marijuana
smoking in this country prolif-
erated.

“At the very least, police
should have warned these peo-

‘ple to smoke their joints pri-

vately and not to do so openly.”
Police were unable to verify
these claims up to press time
yesterday.
Meanwhile, the reggae group
and their followers had report-
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Bishop
Simeon
Hall's crime
‘nightmare’

TVHSE
crime crisis
currently
facing the
country
requires
elected
officials to
“sheath
pehsesissr
swords”
and work
together in
a mature
and bi-partisan fashion, said
Bishop Simeon Hall yes-
terday.

Bishop Hall, senior pas-
tor at the New Covenant
Baptist Church, said that
instead of “fiddling while
Rome is burning” politi-
cians need to direct their
energies towards address-
ing the burgeoning crime
rate. :
“Sixty-three murders for
the year is too much for the

Simeon Hall



‘national conscience and

should cause us to form a
united national forum to
move the country out of
this nightmare,” said the
pastor.

“We long for the day
when leaders will accept the
privilege of elected leader-
ship as a tour of duty which
should be maximised on
behalf of the people who
elected them.

“The current crime wave
is a clear and present -dan-
ger to the stability of our
country and an area where
a mature bi-partisan
approach should be taken
— I call on both parties to
sk. ath their swords and do
the people’s business,” he
said. :

Bishop Hall also spoke
out against the use of lan-
guage by politicians that
will “further fuel the fire
and widen the gaps which
presently divide us”.

“To some degree both
political parties are culpable
and responsible for the
state of the country’s judi-
ciary,” said the pastor.

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Catholic
Archilioecese
and Board of
Education to
announce
— Aquinas’

‘historic’

relocation

ON Wednesday the
Catholic Archdioecese and
the Catholic Board of Edu-
cation of the Bahamas will
announce the “historic”
relocation of the Aquinas
College Campus.

The announcement will
be made at 8.30am in the
Garfunkel Auditorium,
Palmdale.

Archbishop Patrick C
Pinder, as well as Joe Curry
and Claudette Rolle, vice-
chairman and director
respectively of the Catholic
Board of Education, will
attend. j

Christie chastises
Minister Laing

m@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

PROGRESSIVE Liberal
Party (PLP) leader Perry
Christie yesterday chastised
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing for trying to
protect the poor decision mak-
ing of the FNM government
by blaming the downturn in
the Bahamian economy on the

apparent softening of the US

economy.

Early last week, Mr Christie
said, Mr Laing tried to dismiss
the fact that the downturn in
the economy was in any way

related to inaccurate or poor

decision making on the part of
the FNM government.

“Instead, he attempted to
shift responsibility and blame
to the apparent softening of
the US economy. During the
same week, however, the Gov-
ernor of the Central Bank
referred to reports from the
US Commerce Department
stating that the US GDP grew
to 3.9 per cent during the third
quarter of 2007, the most in
more than.a year.

“Tt is obvious from this state-
ment that the US economy
cannot be blamed for this slow-
down. Indeed, based on the
position of the economy when
the PLP left office, this eco-
nomic slowdown cannot be
blamed on the PLP,” he said.

The PLP leader said this is
the first time in the history of
the Bahamas that anyone can
recall that the Bahamian econ-
omy has actually slowed down
ahead of the US economy.

“The blame for this must
rest solely at the feet of Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM gov-
ernment,” he said.

Mr Christie added that a pat-






Former PM claims Zhivargo Laing
blamed downturn in our economy on
‘apparent softening’ of US economy

at Christie



tern is clearly being established
with this FNM government as
it relates to the management
of the Bahamian economy.

“You will recall that, based
on the steep, steady decline of
our rate of growth from, the
year 1999 to 2002, the .then
Governor of the Central Bank
stated that the then FNM gov-
ernment had ‘squandered’ an
opportunity to grow the
Bahamian economy to its
fullest potential.

“When the FNM left office
in 2002, the projected growth
rate was less than one per cent.
It now appears, as it has in so
many instances since May,
2007, that history is repeating
itself and the FNM govern-
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policies and developments left
in place by the PLP.

“The FNM government has
now gone further by negli-
gently allowing the level of
projected growth in our econ-
omy to fall. Unfortunately, in

their, political lust for discred- |

iting my administration,
Hubert Ingraham and the
FNM have put their focus on
petty politics and an agenda of
victimisation, intimidation and
fear. In their pettiness, the
FNM government have
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responsibility to effectively
manage the Bahamian econo-
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big day. The lower chamber is expected to be
filled with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics —
heated words, finger pointing, desk thumping,
raised fists and bouts of laughter.

Let’s hope that in debating the no confi-
dence motion in House Speaker Alvin Smith
this morning members don’t forget that they
are essentially examining the rules of the
House, which call for decorum, order and fair

lay. ‘

Today’s debate is really another time waster
— it isn’t going anywhere, it can’t go anywhere
because at the end of the day the no confi-
dence motion will be defeated by government.
However, it will give the man in the street
much to talk about, and the newspapers more
than enough to write about.

So buckle your seat belts, switch on your
TV, and prepare for action.

Mr Christie is expected to chastise Speaker
Smith for not pulling Prime Minister Ingra-
ham up short for saying that Mr Christie should
be ashamed of himself for allowing the judicial
system to be in the mess that it is in today and
that he should deserve more punishment than
just a defeat at the polls.

Mr Christie felt that by making these
remarks Mr Ingraham was putting the Christie
family at risk.

He considered it a “threatening remark,”

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More hot air today in House

WELL TODAY is the House of Assembly’s .

minor, I should get more major punishment. It
is unbelievable, unthinkable that after five
years in office I (Ingraham) leave behind a
judicial system with a hundred plus persons
charged with murder who [ could not take to
court and charged and tried within two years
and that’s why they are on bail. I'll be ashamed
of myself.”

Mr Ingraham was talking of I, Ingraham.
He was not talking about Mr Christie.

Mr Christie is also expected to complain
that the Speaker did not rule unparliamentary
the word “worthless,” or better yet, ““wutless.”

Mr Ingraham used this word in reference to
the “mess” with which the Christie govern-
ment left the judicial system after five years in
office. He assured the House that his team
would do far better than “those worthless (wut-
less) crew who were in charge before.”

He then carefully defined how he used that
word.

“And,” he said, “I say worthless in the sense
of saying that they are not worth very much in

terms of what they did to the judicial system in '

the Bahamas.”

Speaker Smith ruled that “worthless” or
“wutless” used in that sense was not unpar-
liamentary because it did not offend House
Rule 30(16) as it was not used against an indi-
vidual member of the House, but a group.

Mr Christie forgets the days when he was



















Always
stand for
principle

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IT IS said that a “demagogue
is one who preaches doctrine(s)
he knows to be: untrue to others
he knows to be idiots.”

As I sat here in Exuma
watching the ZNS News Broad-
cast the other night about the
hurricane(s) victims living in the
temporary trailer shelters in
West End, I was taken aback
when I saw the faces of some
of those claiming to be victims.
A follow-up report, which fea-
tured the MP, left me aston-
ished at the choice of two words
used, that the MP must know
to be untrue. Let me hasten to
add up front that there are peo-
ple in our society, like most oth-
ers, who need and will always
need help. There are those no
matter how affluent the society,
will somehow fall through the
proverbial crack. And yes, there
are those who no matter what,
will not take responsibility for
their own actions, such as con-
tinuing to have more children
than they can afford to care for,
and expect others to do it for
them. To a great extent, that is
some of the problems with
some of the faces I saw on those
reports. It has nothing to do
with the hurricanes. Hence my
astonishment as to the state-
ment by the MP.

I am certain no administra-
tion headed by the Hubert A.
Ingraham that I know, would
ever be a “terrorist against
mankind,” especially the poor
and disadvantage in this coun-
try.

As I see it; one of the great
problems of this little nation is
pure political savagery and out-

aA M RS

letters@tribunemedcia.net



Indeed, in my Bible I read in
(Revelations 21:3-4; 6-8) “And I
heard a loud voice from the
throne saying. See, the home of
God is among mortals. He will
dwell with them and they will
be his people, and God himself
will be with them.

He will wipe every tear from
their eyes. Death will be no
more; mourning and crying and
pain will be no more, for the
first things have passed away.”
Then he said to me, “It’s done!

_ Tam the Alpha and the Omega,

the beginning and the end. To
the thirsty I will give water as a
gift from the spring of the water
of life.

Those who conquer will
inherit these things, and I will
be their God and they will be
my children. But as for the cow-
ardly, the faithless, the polluted,
the murderers, the fornicators,
the sorcerers, the idolaters, and
the liars their place will be in
the lake that burns with fire and
sulfur, which is the second
death.” : i

Do you political hypocrites,
who are deliberately spreading
lies about the government and
those presently living in the
trailers in West End, accept the
above? Are you not afraid, for
it is God Himself who “will
wipe away every tear”, not any
administration,,or man,’ but

God and God alone, believe

you this?
Having said the above, I rec-

ommend that the administra-

when they left and the agree-
ment thereto. Further, the per-
sons who now live there, not as
a result of the hurricanes, must
be asked why?

And by whose permission
and what are their obligations to
the department in charge of the
trailers? {t is my view that since
there are those who decided to
make this a political issue then
the whole story should be told.
Indeed, it is alleged that in West
End, proper houses were built
for several people who had no
house prior to the hurricanes.
It is further alleged that there
are addition to houses that were
not there prior to the hurri-
canes.

Also, it is alleged that some
political hacks profit much from
selling NEMA’S material. All
these questions should now be

put to rest by having a complete .

audit done and the report made
public. This should be a priority
undertaking.

Let me close with this: Some
of the men the Bahamian peo-
ple have come to admire most
extravagantly are the most dar-
ing liars; the men they detest
most violently are those who
try to tell them the truth.

I say to you, minister, in this
case in particular, tell and pub-
lish the truth, by all the means
you can, at all the times and
places you can.

Always stand for the princi-
ple, though principles are
unusually not popular and you
may stand alone. In time you
will cherish with sweet reflec-
tion that when you stand for
principle you are not-alone.

and said “it does not take a rocket scientist to riding high in the House as prime minister. ight. dishonesty. by: tk fiecienty ini DENNIS W.., MAREN
know that if the member of North.Abaco (Mr | Doés he recall when Alvin Smith, then House eshast Soe itt oa Sed ae Sane Oe eae West End,

Ingraham) is making a remark that isa veiled | Opposition leader, wondered how much longer Thisierascaseuan point: Why: sons who lived in those eice Grand Bahama,

threat that this may be encouragement tosome _Bahamians would have to wait for the PLP’s do some of us continue to in terms of when they went ia: October 2007.

irresponsible person to attack the members
on this side physically.

“That, too, is an irresponsible, abusive, and
offensive remark and should be withdrawn or
expunged,” said Mr Christie.

Mr Christie was referring to a statement
made by Mr Ingraham during the debate in
the House of Assembly on Monday, October
22, on the amendment to the Juries Act.

According to Hansard, the official record of
House debates, Mr Ingraham made no threat
or implied threat against Mr Christie. What
he did say was what he, Ingraham, felt he
should deserve if he failed the Bahamian peo-
ple on this particular issue. Said he:

“T (Ingraham - not Christie) would hold my
head down in shame if at the end of my five-
year term there are 100-plus persons charged

_ with murder who I could not cause to be tried
within two years. I would be ashamed of
myself, I have no shame, I would say to the
Bahamas I am a failure, I have failed thee and
my punishment of being voted out of office is

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much vaunted “help and hope” programme?
On that day an angry Mr Christie threatened to
pick up a chair and hit him with it.

How often were the FNM in Opposition
called “hypocrites” and “parasites” and the
Speaker found neither unparliamentary?

And what would one be rather called: “Wut-
less” or a “cockroach”?

During the House debate on the Korean
boat scandal in November, 2003, an angry Mr
Christie, shouted these words on the floor of
the House: “Now, let me tell you this. You all
know me. When you hear them say I am weak,
I’m indecisive, you all work with me, so you all
know me.

“When you hear them say that I take long
and I do this that’s because they can’t call me
a crook. And I told you most of the people
who say things like that are cockroaches and
you know what you do with cockroaches. You
do this (he angrily stomped the ground) that’s
what I tell you all.”

Speaker Darling ruled nothing out of order.









preach this philosophy of
dependency? Why do we con-
tinue to cause some to believe
that somebody owes them
something, the government in
particular? To my mind this is
why many Bahamians hang out
on “Gimme Street” and “Some-
thing-For-Nothing Avenue”.
Should we not be about explain-
ing to these persons that there is
no free lunch? Whereas the
state through its social pro-
grammes will help, it can only
be for a limited time. As a
result, these persons must be
told that they live in the real
world. Therefore, they must be
prepared to help themselves.
As a Christian people and
society we are called to love our
neighbours as ourselves, but not
better than we love ourselves.

Wishing Glen Johnson
success and prosperity

EDITOR, The Tribune,

I think it very fitting to give notice to the community outreach
programmes of the Great Commission Ministry.

Especial kudos are appropriate for the unwavering dedication and
selflessness of one Mr. Glen Johnson who, come rain or sunshine,
delivers the meals on wheels (especially in heavy weather) on

time.

I wish him much success and prosperity, forever! -

WHITNEY S. MORTIMER KING

Nassau,
October 16, 2007.

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LEADING ATTORNEY SAYS THERE IS URGENT NEED FOR QUALIFIED JUSTICES

Call for two senior foreign judges

Antigua PM hopes
talks with US
lawmakers will
ease Internet
gambling dispute

@ ST. JOHN’S, Antigua

ANTIGUA and Barbuda’s
prime minister said he was
hopeful that weekend meet-
ings with members of the U.S.
Congress would help resolve
an ongoing trade battle with
the United States over Inter-
net gambling, according to
Associated Press.

Prime Minister Baldwin
Spencer discussed the dispute
with New York Democrat
Rep. Charles Rangel, chair-
man of the House Ways and
Means Committee, and three
other members of the Con-
gressional Black Caucus on
the sidelines of a regional busi-
ness conference.

Antigua accuses the U.S. of
crippling its gaming industry
by effectively banning Ameri-
cans from placing online bets
with gambling operators in the
Caribbean nation.

“We're hoping that coming
out of this dialogue here,
Charlie Rangel would have a
better and greater apprecia-
tion of Antigua and Barbuda’s
position,” Spencer said.

The U.S. Congress last year
barred American banks and
credit card companies from
processing payments made to
online and offshore gambling
operators, denying the inter-
national gaming industry
access to a lucrative U.S. mar-
ket.

Antigua, which has pro-
moted online gambling to ease
its dependency on tourism,
filed a complaint with the
World Trade Organization
and is seeking to impose
US$3.4 billion in trade sanc-
tions against the U.S.

Rangel, who oversees tax
legislation as chair of the Ways
and Means Committee, said
he worries Washington may
have overstepped its authority
in the long-running dispute.

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THREE former detainees
of the U.S. military prison in
Guantanamo Bay were
released after just a medical
check shortly after being
turned over to Jordanian
authorities, the official Petra
news agency reported,
according to Associated
Press.

Chief government
spokesman Nasser Judeh
said U.S. authorities trans-
ferred Osama Hassan Abu
Kabir, Ahmed Hassan
Suleiman and Ibrahim Mah-
di Zeidan from Guantanamo
prison to Jordanian custody
last week and the men
“underwent medical tests to
ensure they were medically
sound.” y

“After finishing all the

required legal measures, the

men were released to their
families at noon,” he said,
adding that they were in
good health.

Following their release,
there are no more Jordanian
detainees at Guantanamo
prison.

On Nov. 6, Zachary
Katznelson, the British-
based U.S. lawyer for'the
men had confirmed their
return home, but expressed
concern that they were likely
in police custody for interro-
gation.

Other Jordanians released
from Guantanamo in the
past were also questioned by
authorities but no charges
were ever brought against
them.

U.S. authorities say 305
detainees remain at Guan-
tanamo on suspicion of links
to al-Qaida or the Taliban,
including 70 who have been
deemed eligible for transfer
or release. The vast majority
of the detainees have been
held for years without being
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been released or transferred
since the Guantanamo
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called for two senior foreign
judges to be appointed to the
Freeport courts in a bid to stop
the judicial system sliding into
chaos,

Stephen Wilchcombe said there
is an urgent need for qualified
justices - preferably from Eng-
land or Australia - who can adju-
dicate without fear or favour and
be free of compromise or corrup-

tion.

Mr Wilchcombe and. several
fellow lawyers believe there has
been “obvious neglect” by those
responsible for maintaining the
high standards of the justice sys-
tem in Freeport.

And they, feel two senior judges
are needed urgently - within two
months, in fact - to “put us back
on track.”

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The Freeport court system has. .

been a cause for concern for some
time. Attorney Fred Smith is on
record as calling it “dysfunction-
al” and “in a state of collapse.”

Interruptions

Now Mr Wilchcombe has
joined the fight for a better sys-
tem, claiming there have been
“far too many” interruptions in
the appointments of senior jus-
tices over the last six years “and
too many patches in the court sys-
tem. generally.”

He told The Tribune that since
the dedication of the Justice Cen-
tre and the Supreme Court in
Freeport in 1994, only four jus-
tices had stayed for at least two
years in the city.

After their departure, Nassau
instituted “overnight visiting” jus-
tices, acting justices and novice
justices. “This Jack-in-the-Box
arrangement continued until

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today when we have no justices,”
he added.

“A judge deals with sensitive,
important and intellectual issues
and he needs to be settled in so he
can consider, deliberate, read and
adjudicate. How can he do this if
he is shuttled around from place
to place without any perma-
nence? :

“Just like his tenure is secured,
so must be his abode and place of
practice. His appointment must
have some semblance of perma-
nency.”

Activist is ready to
‘co-operate fully with
authorities’ if action

ACTIVIST Lincoln Bain is
ready to “co-operate fully with
authorities” if criminal action is tak-
en against TV journalist Rita Cos-
by over an alleged attempt to per-
vert the course of justice in the
Anna Nicole Smith affair.

He made this clear yesterday
after an American judge said he
found tape recordings made in Nas-
sau a few weeks ago “troubling”
—acomment interpreted as a pre-
lude to possible prosecution.

Ms Cosby, a former MSNBC
reporter, is alleged by Mr Bain to
have sought corroboration from
two Haitian nannies living in Nas-
sau after Howard K Stern sued for
libel over lurid allegations made in
her book, Blonde Ambition.

In tapes made by Mr Bain, Ms
Cosby is heard apparently suggest-
ing payments to the nannies for
their co-operation, but disguised as
legal fees for the swearing of affi-
davits.

Mr Bain alleges that Ms Cosby

told him she had taken a “calculat-

ed risk” in writing her book, but
had “messed up” by not sourcing
the claims she made about Stern
and Larry Birkhead, father of Anna
Nicole’s baby daughter, Dan-
nielynn.

Mr Bain, who runs Controversy

TV, has since then waged a media

war against Ms Cosby, claiming she
had attempted to use the nannies
“to cover her tail” after Stern filed
a $60 million lawsuit.

Yesterday, he told The Tribune:
“T think she took the Bahamian
people for fools and that is why she

taken against Rita Cosby



came and did what she did. I don’t
think she thought very highly of
Bahamian people, but I guarantee
she will not make the same mis-
take again.”

’ Mr Bain stressed that he did not
harbour any personal hostility
towards Ms Cosby, but claimed she
had written her book “without
checking anything” and was “a des-
perate person doing desperate
things.”

He said Ms Cosby wrote the
book because she was out of con-
tract with MSNBC and needed
something to do.

“I found it incredible that she
did what she did, but I have not
met any journalist in the US who
was really surprised.

“T think her career is finished. I
would be disappointed in the jour-

~ nalistic community if they let her

back in. Maybe she should go off
and be a hairdresser,” he said,
Ms Cosby has denied doing any-

. thing wrong, and says she and. her

publisher - Grand Central Publish-
ing of New York City - stood by
the book and its contents.

However, Mr Bain says the pos-
sibility of criminal charges is a much
greater threat to Ms Cosby than
the libel suit. '

“T think she is in deeper trouble
now than she was. We are standing
patiently on the sidelines, but I am
willing to ‘co-operate with authori-
ties,” he added.

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Mr Wilchcombe said the
appointment of qualified and
experienced judges had always
been a challenge. “Lady Justice
likes her justices to be learned
and experienced. When she gets
in bed with a judge she wants him
to be knowledgeable. She does
not cherish on-the-job training.
It messes up her courts.”

He said Grand Bahama needed
two senior judges, preferably
from England. “To send an acting
or a novice judge to Grand
Bahama without the support of
two senior justices would be fool-
hardy.

“Every day seasoned attorneys
have the need to consult with
their peers on points of law,” said
Mr Wilchcombe.

“We need totally qualified jus-
tices who can adjudicate without
fear, favour, affection or ill will,
without regard to family, friend,
nepotism, big firm or politics and
who are not susceptible to com-
promise or corruption.”

Mr Wilchcombe said it seemed
the Judicial Commission and two

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Brown
Gold
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to be appointed to Freeport courts

others responsible for the
appointment of judges to Grand
Bahama “just cannot seem to get
it right.”

“Maybe it is just a case of a few
persons’ ongoing covert and twist-
ed attitude to limit, retard and
arrest the progress and develop-
ment of Grand Bahama.

“This game was played by a
few politicians in cohort with the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
for 25 years. How infantile and
destructive.” «

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Calling for two senior judges
to be appointed to the Grand
Bahama bench by January, 2008,
Mr Wilchcombe said: “If the Judi-
cial'Commission and the two oth-
er gentlemen in Nassau responsi-
‘ble for the appointment of judges
do not have the time to recruit
these judges, then we will travel
to London and find them our-
selves.” :

In Britain, he said, judges were
appointed from barristers who
had been practising at the Bar for
15 or 20 years.

“They are not appointed from
the Attorney General’s Office,”
he added.

He said failure to appoint two
senior judges would be “negli-
gent” and an insult to everyone in
Grand Bahama.

“J wish to say to the responsi-
ble authority that it has been
proven time and time again that

the clearest indication that a
developing country is headed for

chaos is when its courts and judi-

ciary become dysfunctional for -

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farewell to slain Police Corporal
Edison Bain o Friday at a mili-
tary funeral at the Community at
Heart Tabernacle Church on
Coral Road.

The casket, draped in the
Bahamian flag, was taken on a
procession by police throughout
the streets of Freeport to the
Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

Many of Bain’s colleagues left
the church in tears, and others
stood outside still in disbelief.

blessings on them in this their
time of bereavement.”

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson said
Corporal Bain was an “upstand-
ing” and mode officer in the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.

He said although Bain’s time
was short he excelled in the field
of policing giving exemplary ser-
vice on Grand Bahama.

“He was an upstanding young’ .

man who was mild-manuered
and always willing to enhance
his division. He served as an
example for many and we in the
RBPF are proud of his contri-
bution to the national security
of Commonwealth of the

Bahamas,” he said.
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left many with a sense of sorrow
and sadness.

“We must all be concerned
about the repeated senseless
killings in our communities and
our country, and about those
who would take the lives of oth-
ers, seemingly undeterred by
fear of justice and punishment,”
she told mourners.

“At this solemn time, we urge
those who continue to shatter
the peace and stability of our
country to give up wrongdoing
as a way of life, and to come

back to the values and traditions ‘

on which our country was built.”

Corporal Bain, 28, was found
murdered near the Grand
Lucayan Waterway on October
22. Two young men - Edwin
Bauld Jr, 24, and Wilfred
McPhee, 24 - have been charged
with his murder.

He enlisted in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force five years
ago. He was attached to the Air-
port Police Station for the past
year,

While at Police College, he
excelled both physically and aca-
demically, becoming the proud
recipient of the Commandant
Award for Academics...

In April, 2007, he completed
the requisite proficiency exami-

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close to impeccable as he rarely
missed a tour of duty, and
worked extra hours without
complaint.

“On behalf of the government
and people of The Bahamas, I
extend deepest sympathy to the
family of Corporal Bain. I have
been especially asked by the
Minister of National Security,
the Honourable O.A.T Turn-
quest, to express his condolences

pay our final respects to Corpo-
ral Bain. We extend our heartfelt
condolences to his family and
friends and we share in their sor-
tow,” he said.

Mr Ferguson called on the
community to continue to sup-
port the police on Grand
Bahama.

. “Crime affects all of us at
some point in our lives.

“The police and the commu-
nity must continue to work
together in the fight against

to the family, and to pray God’s crime,” he said.

The BTVI is set to become a

first-tier educational facility

THE Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute is set to be repo-
sitioned as a first-tier educational facility.

The administration announced that it hopes to transform BTVI
from a “second chance”, short term training institution to a viable, val-
ued post-secondary option.

Minister of Education Carl Bethel, Minister of State for Youth and
Sports Byran Woodside, and other senior officers of the ministry met
with consultants responsible for helping the government achieve this
goal.

The consulting college is Daytona Beach Community College in
partnership with the Academy for Educational Development (ADE).

The delegation included Dr D Kent Sharples, president of Day-
tona Beach College; Dr Charles Carroll, project manager/team leader;
Dr Robert Williams, vice president of economic development; Dr
Theodore’ Sofianos, operations specialist; Bill Embach; information
technology specialist and Sergio Ramirez, senior programme officer for
Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the government Daytona Beach Community College
and the Academy for Educational Development (ADE) were select-
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BTVI project. *

The project team have more than 25 years of experience among them
in such fields as community college management, education planning
and information technology. : :

“The Daytona Beach project team is committed to creating access to
education for all so as to make life better for individuals, their families
and the wider community,” said the government in a statement.

It said the objective of the consultancy is to provide strategic guid-
ance and operational assistance to support the restructuring of BTVI.

“This initiative will ensure that BTVI students will receive a quali-
ty, sustainable education, which upon graduation leads to a rewarding
career or further higher educational pursuits,” the statement said.
“BTVI will achieve these milestones through major restructuring
which will include the improvement of administrative and student
services and the certification of skills and training, which will have cred-
ibility among the business community and in the economic market-
place.” :

Minister Bethel welcomed the delegation and highligited the impor-
tance of the endeavor.

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es and desserts.

RIU’s most desired speciali-
ties of the night seemed to be the
crepes filled with coconut curried
shrimp created by sous chef
Anthony Carey and the lobster
lollipop.

Chef Renaldo Dorsett from
the Cove Atlantis was all too hap-
py to explain what was in his
resort’s popular mixed drinks.
One of the most colourful drinks
of the night, a Margatini, consist-
ed of the classic margarita mix
with a hint of Triple Sec (a clear
orange flavoured liqueur) topped

with olive foam.

The Atlantis chefs also created



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‘ roasted duck and spice cabbage.

Then there was a scallops, shrimp
with mango creation that was
served on shells.

Chef Tiffany Barton pointed
out several items that the Wynd-
ham chefs created for the Culi-
nary Classic.

She explained that they had
native mutton fritters with a cur-
ry mint dip, smoked grouper on
Johnny cake crackers topped with
melon jelly and capers.

They also had sushi with a
Bahamian twist. They used native
grits, steamed conch and pigeon
peas wrapped in seaweed. For
vegetarians there was a refreshing
cucumber salad served with car-
rots and a Dijon dressing.

As for signature desserts,
Wyndham chefs created Johnny
cake crusted cheese cake lol-
lipops, a pineapple upside down
cake with ginger and orange, and
éclairs stuffed with mango.

COB chefs also created culi-
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that was garnished with garlic and
blue cheese.

They also had shrimp on which
they ‘drizzled on lemon butter and
lemon zest. Théy placed it on
toasted pumpernickel and herb
cream cheese.

They also made a lamb rack
that used a tambourine glaze
rather than rosemary, which was
so good that they were asked if
they wanted to bottle the glaze
to sell at the college’s food store.

For vegetarians, they created a
cucumber basket. The chefs took
out the centre of the cucumbers
and placed inside the same ingre-
dients used in conch salad but
without the conch. :

And for those with a sweet
tooth, they took a twist on the
Austrian apple strudel using
instead guava.

Mr Saunders said: “We took
traditional dishes that the tourists
can identify with, but added
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Winged Teal at the Maillis Family Farm
at Adelaide.

Pericles Maillis, deputy president of
the BNT, led the walk and explained
how he started with 11 ducks on his
pond.

The original 11 attracted wild ducks
who now regularly visit and feed on his
farm pond.

The majority of ducks on the pond
are native White- Cheeked Pintails or
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The property also contains an’exten-
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LOCAL NEWS

Thieves steal car containing show dog

@ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

A PRIZED chocolate
Labrador retriever who was
supposed to participate in
the San Juan International
Dog Expo went missing ear-
ly Saturday after thieves
stole a car with the dog in
it, according to Associated
Press.

Named “Al Pacino,” the
show dog belongs to a
Brazilian man who left his
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Juan, expo spokeswoman
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“The owner cannot even
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“The dog is like his baby,”
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KOPSTUVEMLIOMELMITED) Raising a glass at

Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas Fall Fes t ival 2 0 07

Funeral Service for

RUTH OLIVE
SYMONETTE
M.B.E., 89

of Delancy Street, Nassau, The Bahamas will be
held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street,
Nassau on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:45
a.m. Monsignor Preston A. Moss assisted by Father
Glen Nixon and Father Elvardo Turnquest will
officiate and interment will be in Western Cemetery,
Augusta Street, Nassau.









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Mrs. Symonette was predeceased by her husband, Stafford Lee Symonette and her son,
Philip Leonard Symonette and is survived by her stepsons, Kenneth, Arthur and Granville
Symonette; stepdaughters, Mabel Smith, Stella Knowles, Thelma Symonette, Juanita
Carey and Linda Symonette; sister, Frances Burnside Riley of New York; stepdaughter-
in-law, Nita Symonette; many step grandchildren including, Paul Symonette; nieces,
Bernadette Godet, Roberta Slinger, Pamela Chandler, Elsa Roker, Yvonne Symonette,
Sheila Symonette and Veronica Fraser; nephews, Godfrey Burnside, Kelcie Burnside and
Dwayne Maycock Burnside, Lionel, Dougie, Don and Oris Symonette; grandnieces, Gia
Burnside, Tiaviona and Aria Chandler; grandnephews, Alverro and Bernard Godet and
Godfrey Burnside Jr.; great grandnephews, Alvericio Godet; nieces-in-law, Gaylean; and
Theba Burnside; grand niece-in-law, Yvette and Keilli Godet; sister-in-law, Priscilla
Symonette; godchildren, Mrs. Rennie Ferguson and family, Mrs. Dorothy Yearwood and
family, Mrs. Brenda Davis-Farque of Canada, Mr. Jerry Butler and family, Mrs. Alanna
Burrows, Mr. James Thompson, Mr. Anthony Sherman and Mrs. Jan McCartney; many
other relatives and friends including, Hazel Roberts, Blanch Butler, Madeline George,
Madeline Barr, Flora Pratt, Sybil Butler and family, Irma Johnson, Helen Major, Mary
Davis, Andrew Conliffe and family, Kathleen Dummett, Betty Miller, Ella and Sidney
Whitfield, Marge Bain, Rev. Garland and Nearest Russell and family, Dorphaney Simmons,
Maydon Maycock and family, Norma Brennen, Orson Belle, Jack and Elizabeth Deveaux,
Godet family, St. Francis Ladies Auxiliary, Emily Burnside and family, Lucy Darville
and family, Lamour Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Winston Bonaby and family, Beryl Bastian,
Gloria Gardiner and family, Lady Eula Taylor, Alex Bostwick, Mabel Bostwick and
familly, Dr. Quilling, Dr. Reddy, Jennifer Rolle and family, Jennifer Davis and family,
Mrs. Bessie Rolle, Mrs. Ingrid Ellis and family, Mr. Freddie Nabbie, Mrs. Annie Greene,
Margaret and Hadassah Guillaume, Mrs. Maudline Forbes and family, John Shires and
family, Nurse Monique Hutchinson and Dawn Forbes, Mrs. Brenda Armbrister, Albertha
and Paul Bain, Legion of Mary, Cyril Baker, Patricia Gibson and family, Sisters of St.
Martin's Convent, Novella Smith, Voreetis Barr, Linda Davis and family, Priscilla Scavella
and family, Mavis Miller, Petra and Hildagard Casselman, Harold Schulzena of Germany,
Carlton Young, Mario Russell, Celest Lockhart, Zelma Worrel, Carolyn Rolle-Storr, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Major, Janette Valsaint and Vanessa Small, Sylvia Bain and family, Gloria
Glinton and family, Mr. Leonard Archer and family, Mrs. Loretta Cartwright and family,
Mrs. Alanna Burrows and family, Edris and Steve Davis, Norma Braynen and family,
Melissa and Winston Bonaby, Reeve and Cyprianna Fox and Mrs. Millicent Martin, St.
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‘

olice Commissioner

Farquharson to retire

from force next year

_ FROM page one

he hoped to soon join his retired
colleagues.

In the past year, Mr Far-
quharson and the police came
under fire from critics from both
sides of the political divide who
charged that there has been too
much political interference in
the force.

Addressing the numerous
promotion exercises carried out
before and after the May 2 gen-
eral election, Mr Farquharson
earlier this year strongly empha-
sised that he had full opera-
tional control of the police
force.

' He added that it is a chal-

lenge for the commissioner is
follow the policies of the gov-
ernment.

~In a statement yesterday,
Prime Minister Ingraham said

e story of Mr Farquharson
should “give pride to all

ahamians and should serve as
an inspiration to our young peo-
ple, especially those born and
raised in less than ideal circum-
stances.

. “He has made outstanding
contributions to the force at
tmhany levels and his integrity
and devotion to duty has earned
him the respect of his colleagues
and all those who have been
fortunate enough to work with
him.

; “Mr Farquharson has given
sterling service to his country,
and on behalf of the govern-
ment and people of the
Bahamas | extend to this extra-
ordinary Bahamian sincere
thanks and best wishes for suc-
cess in all his future endeav-
ours,” the prime minister said.

Outlining Mr Farquharson’s
life and achievements, Mr
Ingraham said the commission-
er was born at Burnt Ground,
Long Island, in January, 1949.

“(He) lost both his father and
mother when he was only 18
months old. By the age of 14 he
had to leave Glinton’s All-Age
School and he went to work in
Chub Cay as a gardener’s assis-
tant. Mr Farquharson exhibit-
ed early in life the determina-
tion, high intelligence and will
to succeed that have charac-
terised his whole life. He was
dishwasher, waiter and head
waiter at the Chub Cay Club by
the age of 17,” the prime minis-

se oe eee










ter said.
Mr Farquharson joined the
Royal Bahamas Police Force in

_ 1966 after working for several

years in the hospitality indus-
try.

“(He) took advantage of
every opportunity to further his
education both at home and
abroad,” Mr Ingraham said.

Mr Farquharson rose steadily

through the ranks until Janu-

ary, 2000, when he took over
the leadership of the force, first
as acting commissioner of
police, and was confirmed as
commissioner in November,
2001.

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Applied Science degree from
Louisiana Baptist University
and many diplomas and certifi-
cates in police studies.

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Pair who died in robbery attempt The Bahamas __|Sauauas rewtation

FROM page one at high speed, damaging three other cars. FROM page one
Mr Hanna said the officer discharged his
from you. What are you sup-

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ees 3 cea, sag? rincess Margaret Hospital. They both died; aiibocked to'do?

they were said to have entered a vehicle. from their injuries, while the alleged robbery vic- e 1 { 1 e S ner have already up to $30

Chief Supt Hulan Hanna, who was on the tim is reported to be in stable condition. ies ‘nillide of $50 million invested in

scene with other senior officers from the Central. Opjef Supt Hanna said the Coroner’s Court | fhe (round end you gat to-4)

Detective Unit, confirmed that two suspects — jow has to determine if the shooting by the andsit there and re-negotiate. I

arse SEU at ee Saale ° , e
reportedly entered a vehicle and began driving officer was lawful and just. In rcerati See Peay badly tor them, ely
; ius Q nh : badly. Because I sat with them

personally and looked them in
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By insisting on stalling, defer-

ring and delaying all the projects







crime is only the manifestation that the PLP left in place, Mr
FROM page one of more complex social Christie said, the FNM had
cites : ills. slowed the economy and poten-
ated that Her Majesty's Fox Hill “Crime, I believe, is held up __| tially exposed the people of the ,
Prison has been able to achieve — by a number of pillars and we Bahamas to the liability for
a significant decline in the — have to address these pillars,” | breach of contract.
recidivism rate. he said: “The FNM government has
He said recidivism is down Dr Rahming said he also unwisely and unnecessarily
by 10 per cent and now stands believes that Bahamians have placed the Bahamas at danger-
at 42 per cent. been focusing too much on laws. | US tisk of looking like amateurs
“By world standards 42 per _ “but before you get to. laws in the eyes of the international
cent is very good,” he said. there are customs, there are cus- cours Pree ee
Dates and locations listed below. Dr Rahming said it is his aim toms, norms and mores of soci- sn as COUN ae bea

to bring the recidivism rate ety,” the outside world as if we ‘as a



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‘The superintendent appeared —_ guy resources behind enforcing siwaatmente
S, : with social and religious activist Jaws and very littlesresources “For thi d th

& November 12 Rev C B Moss on yesterday’s behind enforcing norms,” he NALS Buse ea fomatiat

Prescription Centre Parliament Street talk show on aid. : they Peeutithetuhans a Ringe

Rosetta Street Island FM to discuss the Dr Rahming also pointed out | the election, we have raised

ae cre Oe . the “blame game” is often grave concerns about the finan-

a ev Moss said that, as a soci- layed with regard to Her cial and economic impact on our

<> November 19 ety, the Bahamas is “on the Majesty's Prison fe said that economy caused by he uncere-

Lowe s Pharmacy brink of disorder.” many Bahamians expect that monious review, suspension and

Soldier Road We are an indisciplined prison staff will be able to reha- | ‘in some instances, the cancella-

people. Generally we only want _pilitate prisoners in a way that tion of some $90 million worth

N boro to obey and follow those laws — gociety failed to. of contracts that were legally

ovember 26 and policies that we agree with, “We are somehow supposed | entered into by the PLP admin-

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2007.

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interrupt, but his microphone
was off.

Spanish King Juan Carlos,
seated next to Zapatero, angri-
ly turned to Chavez and said,
"Why don't you shut up?”

The Venezuelan leader did
not immediately respond, but
later used time ceded to him
by his close ally Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega to
answer Zapatero's speech.

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the truth,'' he said. ''The
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cooperation. They signed a
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develop- J
ment and
regulatory
consolida-.
tion in the
financial
services

_ industry, leading a prominent

attorney to warn that this will
undermine the sector’s inter-

national competitiveness and

and ‘rip-offs’.

with existing regulations and
assist buyers in obtaining the
quality of work for which

Developers:
case now ‘harassment’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE developers behind the
$175 million Baker’s Bay Golf

~ & Ocean Club have accused .

the project’s opponents of
“harassment”, arguing that

' their application for a fresh

court order to stop all work on

-the development will threaten —

Bahamian jobs and entrepre-

~ neurial opportunities, and send

negative signals to potential
investors.

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Baker’s Bay’s senior vice-pres-

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE “first” Bahamian-

-. based business intelligence ser-

vices company believes there
will be a growing market for
its due diligence services in this
nation, having advised the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-

_ty (GBPA) not to approve a

business licence for Pegasus
Wireless and its chief Jasper
Knabb when he set up his infa-



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Contractors Board

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

-A CONTRACTORS Board would be created to regulate
the profession in the Bahamas, a draft Bill is proposing, with
the body being created to certify and assess contractors,
helping to safeguard consumers from shoddy workmanship

Earl Deveaux, the minister of public works and utilities and
transport, speaking: at-a one-day Contractors Seminar at the
weekend, said the draft Contractors Bill would create an
institutionalised structure and accompanying policy that
would guide the work of contractors, ensure builders comply



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to reduce product development cycle; but just four for whole government previously

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ting edge”.

Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney Bancroft &
Hughes, said that while it was
commendable that much finan-














SEE page 6

Opponents

ident of environmental and
community affairs, told The
Tribune that the project’s
developers, Arizona-based
Discovery Land Company, had
followed Bahamian law and
the Government’s advice in
obtaining all permits and
approvals for the project.
Responding to the The Tri-
bune’s report that’ Fred Smith,
the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association’s attorney, had
filed an application for a new

SEE page 10

Business intelligence
firm sees demand rise

mously shortlived Freeport
manufacturing plant.
The manager of Intelisys,

who requested not to be’

named, said the company — set
up in the Bahamas a year ago,
following the previous open-
ing of an Atlanta office, had
already done work for the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and pete oe Devel-

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cial services-related legislation

had been passed by both PLP.

and FNM governments, such
statutes were often facilitating
products that rival jurisdictions
had already possessed for a

number of years.

He pointed to the Segregat-
ed Accounts Companies Act,
passed under the former
Christie administration, which

financial services centres had
placed on their own statute
books some four to two years
before the Bahamas.

Then there were the private

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Bahamas’ private wealth man-
agement niche by encouraging

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Ministry to develop
Contractor Database

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



THE Ministry of Public
Works and Utilities will devel-
op a Contractors Database to
ensure there is greater trans-
parency in the bidding and ten-
dering process for government
contracts.

Minister of Works, Utilities
and Transport, Earl Deveaux,
said this should bring a marked
improvement in how the bid-
ding process on government
works contracts is handled.

“Ultimately, it is the goal of
the Bahamas that the contract
bidding be a transparent and
seamless process that is equi-
table and free of favouritism.
There should be no confusion
as to what government expec-
tations are or how a contractor
is chosen,” Mr Debeaux said.

In an effort to promote
greater efficiency, clarity and
transparency, the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport
will be developing a Contrac-
tors Database for individuals
and companies.

_ seek qualified

Move aims to eliminate governmemt
contract bidding and tendering woes

Mr Deveaux
said the Gov-
ernment
would
undoubtedly

contractors
and building
firms of all
sizes to carry
out required
projects.

“A prime @Y,
example of Ayiiyyee
this is the New SY eNVAerN Ds
Providence
Road Improvement Project,
wherein, government has allo-
cated funds to improve 19
roads corridors and five major
intersections throughout the
capital. Significant funds have
also been allocated for educa-
tional structures, aviation and
public works,” Mr Deveaux
said. tig Get

The issue of government
contracts was a major point of



contention, with Bahamian
contractors attending a one-
day seminar at the weekend
complaining that often only a
selected few are given all of
the public work for selected
contracts.

“1 know of one person who
got a contract for four schools.
Why, with all these contrac-
tors in this country, should one
person get four contracts?
Something is wrong with that,”
one contractor said.

Mr Deveaux agreed, saying
he was determined to bring
transparency and fairness to
the process.

Patricia Collymore, the Min-
istry’s chief quantity surveyor,
told contractors of the impor-
tance of filing out the tender
forms adequately. She said that
sometimes items are left out,
cost estimates are unrealisti-
cally low, or persons misrep-
resent the true value of their
experience.

Business intelligence
firm sees demand rise

FROM page 1

opment Company (Devco),
leading to the production of its
due diligence report on Pega-
sus and Mr Knabb.

.

The manager.confirmed that
the then-Christie government
pressured the Port Authority
to give Mr Knabb a licence to
operate in Freeport, ostensi-
bly to boost the re-election
chances of PLP candidate
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Intelisys provides due dili-
gence information on compa-
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ager saying its work went far
beyond just scanning compli-
ance databases for name
matches to questionable char-
acters. The company’s 16-page
reports, prepared for clients,
such as law firms, real estate
agents and banks, examined
asset ownership, whether the
individual or entity concerned
was or had been in embroiled
in controversial litigation, their
business history and other key
data.

While much of the compa-
ny’s Caribbean work had taken
place in the Cayman Islands
and British Virgin Islands, the
Intelisys manager said the
three-strong staff at the
Bahamas office had started to
attract some Bahamian clients.

“In the Bahamas, there’s
certainly a need to find delin-
quent debtors and land owners
who you can’t locate. That’s
been popping up quite a bit,”
said the Intelisys manager.

“There’s definitely a market
for it [the company’s services]
here in the Bahamas. I’m going
to do a lot of marketing and
believe there’s a demand for
it in the Bahamas. There
should be a lot of work.

“It’s now time for us to doa
jot of marketing and advertis-
ing. That’s what I intend to do,
and hopefully the business

“grows.”

Intelisys business, he added,
was being driven by the ready
availability of databases and
information on individuals and
companies, coupled with the
demand for risk management
by institutions, banks and govy-
ernments — especially Know
Your Customer (KYC).

“TI don’t think there’s any-
one else out there,” the
Intelisys manager said of any
Bahamian competition. “When
I got the licence from the Min-
istry of National Security, they
said they’d never approved
anyone else for a licence of this
type. Based on that, we’re the
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Regulatory consolidation
is ‘desperately needed’

TNELL 7
BY vc BucnessEditor Current system too bureaucratic

and costly, hindering financial



THE Bahamas financial ser-

vices industry “desperately
needs” the long-promised reg-
ulatory consolidation, a leading
attorney saying this needs to
happen “as soon as possible”
to eliminate excessive costs and
bureaucracy that are hinder-
ing the sector’s growth.

Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, said that regardless of
what regulatory model the
Government chose — whether
it was a single ‘super regula-
tor’, like the UK’s Financial
Services Authority (FSA), or

the ‘twin peaks’ model where.

the Central Bank of the
Bahamas was on its own and
all other regulators merged —
the transition time to the new
structure meant the Bahamas
needed to start the process
“sooner rather than later”.

Mr Moree told The Tribune
that both the current and for-
mer governments had been
reviewing the financial services
industry’s regulatory structure
for some time, the Christie
administration having engaged
Crown Agents from the UK
to aid them, “on the basis we
have too many regulators, too
much bureaucracy and too
high a cost base”.

“It is, in my view, impera-
tive that we bring this process
to a conclusion as soon as pos-
sible, so that we can implement
the final decision on whether
we have a ‘super regulator’ of a

services business

@

‘twin peaks’ regulator,” Mr-

Moree said. “We just have to
do it. After the Government
makes the decision, it’s going
to take a considerable amount
of time to migrate to the new
model once it is operational. I
would guess this transition
period would take a year to
complete. That is all the more
reason to start sooner rather
than later to maintain our com-
petitiveness and rationalize
what at the moment is an an
over-costly, overly-bureau-
cratic regulatory framework.”

Agencies

International agencies such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) have long urged
the Government to streamline
the Bahamian financial ser-
vices regulatory structure,
which is seen as involving too
many agencies and too many
overlaps, involving time-con-
suming and costly duplication.

Apart from the Central
Bank of the Bahamas, there is
the Securities Commission,
Registrar of Insurance, Com-
pliance Commission, and
Inspector of Financial and Cor-
porate Services Providers.

Addressing the impact this
was having on the Bahamian

Securities In
Act reforms e
mid-November

B@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Securities Commission
of the Bahamas is hoping to
issue the proposed new Secu-
rities Industries Act to the pri-
vate sector for consultation in
mid-November, its executive
director told The Tribune, with
industry participants, investors
and interested parties having
60-90 days to provide feed-
back.

When asked when the draft
amended Bill would be
released, Hillary Deveaux
replied: “We’re hoping pretty
soon. We’re looking at the
middle of this month to have it
distributed for consultation.”

The new legislation will clar-
ify and specify the activities all
participants in the Bahamian
capital markets are engaged in
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was the time for other issues
impacting its competitiveness
to be addressed.

“I myself am not sure that
both the private sector and the
public sector have sufficient
urgency to address a number
of issues that affect our com-
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‘Taking too long’ on product
undermines financial sector

LAS TIENDAS

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International Bazaar Arcade
Tel. 325-3333

Starting November 16, 2007

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR
of Oakes Field, Nassau, Bahamas, is not employed by
Woodlawn Gardens Limited nor is she associated
with or is any in any way connected with Woodlawn
Gardens Limited.

Further, Notice is hereby given that the said
GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR has no authority to
represent Woodlawn Gardens Limited or to transact any
business wahtsoever for or on behalf of Woodlawn
Gardens Limited. Any person, business, vendor, trader,
supplier or their agents and/or servants or otherwise
who hereafter transact any business whatever with
the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR using the name
Woodlawn Gardens Limited does so in breach of this
Notice and shall save harmless Woodlawn Gardens
Limited from and against all obligations, commite-
ments or liabilities or claims against Woodlawn Gardens
Limited whether absolute, contingent or accrued and
whether arising out of or in any way connected to any
transaction by the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR.

SIGNED.
WOODLAWN GARDENS LIMITED
Nassau, Bahamas

2 November 9th, 2007

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family office development and
high net worth clients to -ulti-
mately follow their assets and
move here.

Mr Moree said that, again,
while the product was a good
one for the Bahamas, other
jurisdictions such as Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, Isle of
Man and Guernsey had pos-
sessed their own private trust
company legislation for sever-
al years prior to the Bahamas’
moves.

Effectively, passing such leg-
islation was only helping the
Bahamas to catch up, not forge
ahead of the competition, and
Mr Moree said it would be dif-
ficult for this nation to obtain

business that had already.

become entrenched in other
jurisdictions.

To address the situation, Mr
Moree told The Tribune that
the ministry responsible for the
financial services industry
should have at least two dedi-
cated parliamentary draftsmen
that did nothing but draft leg-
islation related to the sector.

This, he explained, would
help keep abreast of develop-
ments in other jurisdictions
through benchmarking exer-
cises, and aid the Bahamas in
developing unique products
and market positioning to
enhance its competitiveness.

Yet The Tribune under-
stands that under the previous
Christie administration, there
were just four parliamentary
draftsmen in the Attorney
General’s Office — charged
with drafting and developing
legislation for all government
ministries, agencies and depart-
ments, let alone financial ser-
vices. It is not known what the
situation is under the Ingra-
ham government. yh)

Mr Moree told ‘The Tribune:
“T personally believe we should



have seconded within the rele-
vant government ministry or
department dedicated parlia-
mentary draftsmen that do
nothing but serve the financial
services industry, dealing with
statutes and legislation relat-
ed to financial services.

Financial

“We could use two for finan- |

cial services alone to keep us
on the cutting edge. This may
assist in reducing the product
development cycle as it relates
to legislation. In the Bahamas,
it takes too long. By the time
we put these products on the
books it’s too late.

“While both the present and
previous governments need to
be commended for passing a
considerable amount of new
legislation related to the finan-
cial services industry,” Mr
Moree said, “my concern is it is
still taking too long to do what
is necessary to keep our com-
petitive edge.

“The biggest concern is what
I would call. product-related
legislation, which is by defini-
tion a dynamic process. In this
type of dynamic industry, you
don’t pass a piece of legisla-
tion and put it on the shelf for
four to five years because of
pressure of other work.”

Mr Moree said it was not
only new product legislation,
but amendments to existing
financial services laws and
statutes; on which the
Bahamas took too much time
to make things happen.

He added: “We’ve been
talking about the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act for ages. I understand that
the Government is anticipat-
ing that it will engage in look-
ing at that statute now. That
is commendable, but it should

_ haye been amended to address

A

. concerns of practitioners a long
time.ago.”

It is understood that the

DOCTORS

Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) is currently
compiling industry feedback
and information on amend-
ments to the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act.

Other examples of amend-
ments to existing financial ser-
vices legislation, which have
long been talked about but
have yet to be formally draft-
ed, released for consultation

and appropriate feedback

assessed, include the External
Insurance Act and Securities
Industry Act 1999. The failure
to move such amended Acts
through the legislative process,
it is argued, could show the
Bahamas as being more talk
than action, although. the
redrafted Securities Industry
Act is due to be released short-
ly.
Mr Moree told The Tribune:
“Not only do we take too long
to amend statutes and fully
appreciate the dynamic nature
of the industry, it takes us too

long to put on the books new

legislation.”

Describing the Segregated
Accounts Companies Act,
something with which he was
heavily involved as chairman
of the Financial Services Con-
sultative Forum, as “an impor-
tant piece of product legisla-
tion”, Mr Moree added: “By
the time we put that'on our
books, almost every offshore
financial jurisdiction had
passed that, in some cases four
years before us, and in other
cases two years before us.

“The private trust compa-
nies are a fabulous product.
I’m not criticizing the fact
we’ve done it [passed it]. It’s
very commendable that we’ve
put this legislation on the
books.

“My concern is that by the
time we passed our legislation
—an amendment to the Banks

_and Trust Companies Regula-

tion Act to provide for private

trust companies — other juris-
dictions had that product years
ahead of us.”

This meant, Mr Moree
added, that by being ‘first
movers’ ahead of the Bahamas,

rival jurisdictions were attract-

ing business to their new prod-
ucts and solidifying this, mak-
ing it extremely difficult for
this nation to dislodge it and
attract clients satisfied with ser-
vices they were receiving else-
where.

For the Bahamas, a prime
example is the captive insur-
ance industry. Once a world
leader in the sector, it was lost
almost overnight to Bermuda
after the Pindling government
introduced some ill-advised
reforms, and this nation has

‘only been able to attract the

bare minimum of business
back.

Investment

Using the investment funds
sector as an example, Mr
Moree said the Bahamas was
finding it “very, very difficult”
to attract funds, fund managers
and administrators, and other
professionals associated with
it because the Cayman Islands
had “specialised in that busi-
ness and attracted a very sub-
stantial part of that business”.

He said: “It is proving very
difficult to dislodge that busi-
ness, even though, in my view,
we have a very modern and
very industry friendly statute.”

Mr Moree said his com-
ments were not designed to be
political or blame any political
party for these issues, as he
was “not interested in the
blame game”.

He added: “These. are

_ national issues which transcend

party politics. We should not
be interested in fixing the
blame, we should fix the prob-
lem, and the problem is it is

* still taking too long for us.to

deal with issues.”

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an NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN PIERRE of P.O.Box N-3034
CARMICHEAL ROAD, P.O. BOX CR-54802, NASSAU, Nassau, Bahamas

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 12th day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality




















Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258

PROPERTIES

www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

Abaco

and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. i Abaco

eos 10, a Me fi.) 19. Lot #54 D 65°x100' w/
(60°x100") ~ Garden w/single story complex triplex foundation—
Hills #3. (Appraised (3,440sq. ft.) ~ Sir Henry Murphy Town Abaco
Value Morgan Dr. Andros (Appraised Value

; Fee : Beach Colony Sub

. Lot 8338 (60'°x97.24") , : . $27,034.00)
See w/hse 1,735sq.ft. Nicholls’s Town Andros


























THE CHEESESTEAK GRILLE Anaiian (Appraised Pinders, Mangrove (hppratted Value
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY oe (Apraled Va ee
(Appraised Value Eleuthera
Full Time/ Part Ti 3, Lot #4B, Bik #1 $22,500.00) 21. Lot 31'xI11' whhse
ull Lime/ Fa ime (50°x100’) w/two storey ° Grand Bahama — Lord Street Taprum Bay
VO as = Positions Available 4 units building - West 12; Vacant Lot #8 Bik #12 Eleuthera.
: es of Family St off Soldier Unit #3 (11,250sq. ft.)- (Appraised Value
mews Rd (Appraised Value Henny Ave Derby Sub $45,000.00)
| ¢ Must Have Pleasant Personality $232,000.00) Ficeport Grand Bahan 22, Vacant Lot #6
The Tribune wants to hear * Must Be Team Player 4. Lot #30 (60°x100") (Appraised Value (14,555sq. ft.)-a half
from people who are i w/duplex (1,686sq.ft.) ~ $98,800.00) tile Southwind or
making news in their * Must Be Customer Service Oriented Golden Gates Estate #1 13. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit Tarpunt Bay Eleutherk
neighbourhoods. Perhaps Prior fast food restaurant experience a plus (Appraised . #3 (90°x125") - Derby ee i ee Value
you are raising funds for a $177,305.00) Sub Freeport Grand $38,000.00)
good cause, campaigning : : Bahama (Appraised uae
for improvements in the Email us at: ’ : ee Ihen o #47 Value $23,000.00) 3. L Sat Isfand
area or have won an rushbevans@hotmail.com canals z shop 14. Vacant lot #862 Section ai ee PAO
award. or apply in person at The Cheesesteak Grille 1,532sq, ft. - Forbes St . ae wa oe mu Arthur’s Town Cat
Ifso, call us on 322-1986 in the food court at The Mall At Marathon: Nassau Village ey ay re vv sIsland (Appraised
and share your story. : ty a5" ; (Appraised Value (Appraised Value :
: ens sets oe $120,000.00) $22,500.00) * Value $1.3
MST : (3,933sq, ft) w/building Blk #13, Unit #2 - 24, One acre beach front
1 ! Nes Lincoln Green property w/cottage
CAREER OPP ORTUNITIES (1,428sq. ft) - Sutton Subdivision Lucaya 900sq. ft—Devil’s
= Street & St. Bedes Lane
Wa Srey off Kemp Road (Appraise Freeport Grand Bahama Point Cat Island
eer 4 Ba ie ; ‘ 7. Lot #171 (100°x100") $80,000.00) 25. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft)
_ FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of market-leading A ace setae 16. Lot #8 BIk#7 ihse-Matthew T
: eae ; : 2 witwo story building ~ eee , Winse-Mattnew Lown
__ financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth East St opposite (102'x125°) w/hse Inagua Russell Street
Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed bank Deveaux St. ae . Tee (Appraised Value
inthe English-speaking Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking (Appraised Value Replat Shia ee
__ centres, and offices in 17 regional markets, serving 800,000 active accounts. We are $300,000.00) Freeport Grand Bahama
looking to fill the following positions: Bo CREE ESA (Appraised Value
Sane ais $180,000.00)
i AN Holly Court Blue Hi + hot
AUDIT MANAGER - IT (based in Barbados, Bahamas or jamaica ih 17. Ten (10) unit hotel
ce \ oe j en ) ‘ Heights (Appraised complex on 4.99 acres of
RESPONSIBILITIE i a Value$ 150,000.00 beach front ~ High
particularly IT Andros Rock, Freeport Grand
~~ 9, Lot (4,344 sq. ft) Bahama (Appraised
. oO w/duplex (1,174 sq. ft) Value $1.1 million)
junior management level opposite Batelco Fresh 18. Vacant lot #5, BIK#31,

risk management and intemal con
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senior management












































Arawak Ave Pyfrom’s

Creek, Central Andros.
(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)

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(1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer

(1) Whirl Microwave
(1) Tec Cash Register
(1) Facial Machine

(1) Brothers Black & White Laser Printer

. Vacant lot 100’x150’

Section B — Royal
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,000.00)

ASSETS

20, Lot #6 vacant 2 acres—
Fox Town Abaco

Tables
(1) Wood Table (Round)
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)

Chairs
(1) Facial Bed

(1) Pedicure Set

(2) Pedicure Stools

(1) Ergonomic Task Chair
(3) Maroon Banquet Chairs
Cooler/Freezers

(1) Two Door Chest Freezer
(1) One Door Chest Freezer

(1) Double Door Refrigerator

(1) Janome Monogran/Embroidery Sewing Machine
(1) Sylvania Tower :

Surveillance Camera System

Machinery

(1) Four Burner Stove Electric

(1) Deli Showcase

(1) Chrome Juice Filler

(1) Multi Fruit Juicer

(1) Chrome Mixing Tank

(1) Capper Machine

(1) Quilting Sewing Machine
























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dk : ae 53’ Vessel (1977) Shabak (1) 03 Dodge Caravan
29” (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece) (1) 96 Ford Explorer
45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) OL Hyundai H-100 Bus

(1) OL Kia Bus 12 Seater

(1) 02 Kitchen Trailer

(1) 03 Toyota Coaster (Exuma)

48° North Carolina Hull (1989)
_ 52? Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy
47° Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
43° Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (Lady Raine Too)
120’ Steel Hull Vessel (1978) ;
58’ (1997) Steel Hull Vessel (Bayouside Child)
51’ Defender (1981) Equility
122° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa Ill,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama



We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well as performance bonus.

Applications with detailed résumés with the names of three business references should be submitted no later
than 20th November 2007 to:



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COOKING UTENSILS FORKS, SPOONS, POTS, PANS & CUPS
DRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT

The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O, Box N-
3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Finical Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-
5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets
should be received by or on November 19, 2007. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to
reject any or all offers. All assets are sold as is, .

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The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH
Established 1802

H STAFF P NF MINIST
The Business Administrator is responsible to the Church, supervised by the Pastor for
administering the business affairs of the Church.

Establish and operate.a Gnancul record keeping and operating good
bookkeeping procedures,

Functions:- 1.

. Prepare financial report for Financial & Budget Committee and
Church Treasurer.

: Purchasing Agent, processing Purchase Orders,
4, Maintain records on Church Staff. Establish and maintain records of
Church properties and facilities.
. Assist Property Board with Architect Contractors and others in build-
ing, remodeling and equipping church buildings.
». Administer Church adopt policies and procedures concerning the use

. ofall Church properties and facilities.

.. Work with the Property and Congregational Boards, in preparing an
Annual Budget of maintenance and equipment needs.

. Supervise workers in the maintenance and repair of all physical proper-
ties. Establish and implement cleaning, painting, renovating schedules
including the grave yard and parking lots.

9, Supervise the operation of food services.
10, Supervise assigned office personnel.

11.Perform other duties as-assigned by Pastor.

Applicant needs to possess excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills, Must
bea team player and willing to work flexible schedule.

Please send Resume together with a covering letter,
a stacement of philosophy and a recent photograph to:

The Trust Secretary
Ebenezer Methodist Church
PRO. Box S$ 6145

gs Nagead, ‘Bahamas

TNA ad ea On cl kas
SENIOR MANAGER CORPORATE FINANCE

Core responsibilities:

Responsible for Bank’s corporate finances including
budgeting assets and liability management, financial
reporting and accounting.

Review Bank’s financial results and compare to
historical and sector results.

Review and upgrade all Bank financial management
operations.

Establish credit and collection policies and develop
methods for improving.

Bank’s financial performance.

Accountable to ensure regulatory mandates are
followed..

Interacts with branches relating to budgeting and other
finance matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A minimum of five years experience in a banking
environment.

Complete knowledge of accounting, financial analysis,
and budgeting with experience and on in financial
management.

MBA with either CPA or CFA.

Strong analytical, administrative, written and oral
communication skills.

Working knowledge of treasury management,
information, and risk management.

Strong leadership skills to design and convey policy
and coach others.

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 November
16th, 2007 to:

DA #13679
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207

Nassau, Bahamas





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they have paid.

He explained that the Bill
would encourage adherence to
high standards within the con-
struction sector via the estab-
lishment of a regulatory Con-

tractors Board.

“The Contractors Board will
assess contractor qualifications,
certify contractors and safe-
guard against illegal or improp-
er construction contracting,”
Mr Deveaux said.

He added that this should
alleviate much of the public
concern over unethical con-
tractors, establishing account-
ability within the construction
sector.

The draft Contractors Bill

‘also seeks to establish cate-

gories of contractors and sub-

contractors, meaning the Bill

will not solely accommodate
large contracting firms, but will
also include specialised con-
tractors.

Surge )

“In light of the recent surge
of development that has taken
place throughout the Bahamas
over the last several years, our
nation now faces numerous
urban challenges and consid-

’ erable growth pressures,” the

minister added.

WANTED

A leading global, research-based pharmaceutical company
seeks qualified persons for the following position:

Medical Sales Representative

The medical rep will be responsible for promoting
pharmaceutical brands within the healthcare community in

The Bahamas.

Skills & Educational Requirements: _
ov Bachelor's degree in medical science, allied health, or

business management

ov Effective communication and presentation abilities

vf Proficiency in time management, planning and organizing

/ Computer literate

o self-motivated team player

v Previous experience in pharmaceutical aati would be

an asset

Candidates should possess a reliable motor vehicle, be willing
to travel to the family islands, to the U.S., and other foreign

countries.

Please send résumés by December 7th to:

Medical Rep
Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agencies
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
or FAX: 393-0440

We thank all applicants for their interest, however}.
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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Draft Bill proposing
Contractors Board

He said that demographic.
trends such as immigration and”
rising second home ownership
had contributed to an
increased population, and has
subsequently created over-
whelming demand for the
upgrade and expansion of
physical infrastructure includ-
ing roads, utilities, docks and
airport facilities.

The Ministry of Works is
also seeking amendments to
the Town Planning Act which,
when passed, would ensure the
physical landscape is taken into
consideration during construc-
tion.

Mr Deveaux said: “The
Government of the Bahamas
understands and recognises the
fact that we cannot be success-
ful in our endeavour to pro- ’
vide public infrastructure and
utilities if discord and mistrust
between Government and the
construction sector exists, if
terms and procedures for bids
and tenders are unclear, if con-
tracts are executed unethically

. and facilities are constructed

in a “shoddy” manner.
“An absence of legislation
and lack of institutional frame-

_ work to properly guide con-

tractors and enforce building
requirements will also severe-
ly hamper any Government
effort. 3

He added that if the gGov-
ernment was to provide the
services it needs, it was largely
dependent on a straightfor-
ward and transparent bidding
process, the forging of a seam-
less partnership with all stake-
holders in the construction
industry, enactment of legisla-
tion to effectively guide
builders and contractors, and
the assurance that persons in
the building sector were
knowledgeable of industry
guidelines and government
requirements.

Mr Deveaux said the Town
Planning Act will be amended
to include more green space
and integration of environ-
mental resource management
principles.

“The recent devastation that
has occurred as a result of
Tropical Storm Noel provides
a compelling reason for

amendments to this Act in. |.

respect to drainage systems,
flood plain elevation and build-
ing design in particular loca-
tions,” Mr Deveaux said.

WS Queen's s College

WNasean, Bahamas

has an immediate vacancy for

A FEMALE TEACHER OF
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(with the ability to teach swimming)

VACANCY AS OF JANUARY 3, 2008
A TEACHER OF MODERN LAN GUAGES (FRENCH)

IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

Applicants for the above mentioned posts must have a minimum of a
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in the relevant subject
area and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, or teacher certificate.
In the case of the Modern Languages Teacher, the ability to teach Advanced
Placement courses, a second language or a second subject would be an
asset. A certified copy of the relevant degree and teacher certificate must
accompany the application. The names and relevant contact information
of at least two professional references should also be listed. Applications
from unqualified persons and or incomplete applications will not be
processed.

The persons offered an appointment will be expected to make a commitment
to work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases
of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school
is a part.

Queen’s College was established in Nassau in 1890 by the Methodist
Church and is a member of the International Association of Methodist
Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)

The completed application together with a covering letter and a recent
photograph must be sent to: :

The Principal
Queen’s College
P.O. Box N 7127
Nassau, Bahamas

Or faxed to 242 393 3248 or emailed to: dlynch@qchenceforth.com


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GALANIS & Co, the
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Philip Galanis as a partner,
has been renamed HLB
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international body, HLB
International (HLBI)

HLBI is a worldwide
organisation of 450 profes-
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that all Bank's activities and processes are in compliance with local
laws, regulations and the Group standard requirements; -

» Maintain registers of Complaints, Breaches, Gifts and Contacts
with Regulators;

Oversee Dormant and Inactive Accounts procedures;

Review documentation for compliance with Qualified
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holding US Securities for the purposes of ensuring compliance
with the Bank's obligations under it's Ql Agreement;

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Intermediary Auditors) as well as Inspectors of the Central Bank
of the Bahamas and the Securities Commission of the Bahamas
in the preparation of Audit and Inspection reports and coordinate
responses there to; 4

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experience in the related field; have extensive knowledge of the
international and Bahamian Anti-Money Laundering and other
regulations applicable to the private bank and trust industry; the
capacity to learn quickly and in an independent manner, have
excellent written and communications skills and a keen sense

of Business awareness and strong ability to analyse and make
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BISX firm seeks $618,000 return from Corporation

FROM page 1

30, 2007. Some $286,000 of that
amount was supplied in the 207
third quarter, between July 1,
2007, and September 30, 2007.
David Sasnett, Consolidat-
ed Water’s chief financial offi-
cer, said in a statement on the
third quarter results: “Operat-
ing income declined slightly in
our bulk water segment, rela-
tive to the prior year, as gen-
eral and administrative costs
for this segment increased and
we continued to supply non-
revenue water under the terms
of our contract for the Blue
Hills plant in Nassau.
“However, in early October
we completed an assessment
of our progress in achieving
the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-

ment. Based upon this assess-
ment, we believe that our com-
pany fully discharged its oblig-
ations under the non-revenue
water component of the Blue
Hills contract well before the
end of the third quarter. Our
assessment is presently under
review by our customer.” —
This appears to have all the
makings ofa potential contract
dispute, although it is still far
too early to tell whether such a
scenario will play out. As part
of the contract that saw it win
the right to build, own and
operate the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant, Consolidated
Water agreed to reduce the
amount of water lost from the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion’s New Providence-based

distribution system by some.

438 million gallons per year.
Until it is able to prove to

Little Switzerland is a company with over 50 years of
experience in luxury retailing with over 25 stores in The
Caribbean and Florida. If you want a career with prospects
and have what it takes to repair fine Swiss watches we
have on immediate an opening for the following position:

Wat h Maker —Breitline Bouti a.

* This position is a key component of our operation and
our commitment to exceed our customer’s expectations.
The successful candidate will be a Certified Watch Make er.

Must have completed facto

teas 3

BREITLING, WOSTEP and or a compatible Swiss Match

Brand or Association.

The following attributes are desirable:
1. Attention to details and the ability to produce
high quality work in areas of follow an and direct

reporting.

2. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, and emails.
3. Strong communication skills and ability to work _

well with colleagues.

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4. Good oral-and writing comprehension Of the |

English Language.

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The successful candidate will be responsible:

* Maintaining a high quality, precise after sales
service for the repair of watches.
Perform timely and consistent repairs of watches in
accordance with established industry standards and

procedures.

Effectively communicate the needs and take the
lead in the direction of the after sales service centre.
Implement effective inventory controls that would
facilitate the tumely reordering of watch parts and
components and maintain compliance with Internal

Audit standards.

To apply, please e-mail or fax your resume with a

cover letter to:

_ Watch Maker Position in Nassau:
E-Mail: wearey@littleswitzerland.com
Fax: (242) 356-9860
Attn: William Carey



Bisk

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 9 November 200 7

Abaco Markets

aii

Previous Close. Today's Close.

Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

Doctor's Hospital

Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

0.20 RND Holdings

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets

0.40 RND Holdings

Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

7.362272"
3.5388"""

the Water & Sewerage Corpo-

ration that it has achieved this |

loss reduction target, Consoli-
dated Water is required to sup-
ply 1.2 million gallons of free
water per day to it.

Laying out the impact of this
on its Bahamian operations in

‘its Form 10-Q, filed with the
. Securities & Exchange Com-

mission (SEC), Consolidated
Water said: “The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs,

‘and greatly reduced the overall

gross profit on water revenues
from the Blue Hills plant dur-
ing the nine months ended
September 30, 2007.

It added: “The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs
and reduced the overall gross
profit on water revenues from
the Blue Hills plant during the
third quarter of 2007.

“We have diligently pursued

completion of the non-revenue

water project in order to
reduce operating costs and
improve the.profitability of the
Blue Hills operation. In Sep-
tember 2007, using standards

- promulgated by the Interna-

tional Water Association, we
completed an internal assess-
ment of our progress in achiev-
ing the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-
ment and submitted our assess-
ment to the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation. Based upon

this assessment, the standards

for which require us to vali-
date the results for a period of
time prior to September 2007,
we believe we met the non-
revenue water. requirement
effective March 1, 2007.
“Consequently, we have
invoiced the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation approximate-

ly $618,000 for the non-rev-

enue water provided for the
period from March 1, 2007
through September 30, 2007.
The Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration is presently review-
ing our assessment and per-
forming its own evaluation of
the results.

Collection

“The collection of these non-
revenue water amounts
invoiced is dependent upon
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion agreement with our assess-
ment. While we believe we
have met the non-revenue
water requirement and are
therefore contractually enti-
tled to receive payment for all
of these non-revenue water
invoices, because of the uncer-
tainty associated with the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion review and approval of
our assessment we have fully
reserved for these non-revenue
water amounts invoiced in our
results of operations for the
nine months ended Septem-
ber 30, 2007.

“Such invoices will be rec-
ognized as revenues if and

‘when collection of such invoic-

Baker's Bay

GOLF G OCEAN CLUB.

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

|

Key Responsibilities

Y Establish culinary standard
Vv Create menus and recipes for high-end and casual dining to include
international and Bahamian cuisine

Y Maintain food safety standard
YÂ¥ Recruit and train culinary team

Â¥ Manage and develop culinary team

Â¥ Control food cost

Y Determine market list and vendors

Y Design special events
Qualifications

Y Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or related subject; professional

certifications

Y Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
« with at least three (3) years international or off-shore experience.
Y Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,
must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must 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@bakersbayciub.com or

by fax at 242-367-0804.



“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Change

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es can be considered probable.
We can offer no assurances as
to how much, if any, of these
non-revenue water invoices we
will ultimately be able to col-
lect and recognize as rev-
enues.”

Issues with the non-revenue
water requirements of the Blue
Hills contract saw gross profit
from Consolidated Water’s
bulk water operations drop
slightly, from $2.997 million in
the first nine months of 2006 to
$2.984 million this time

_ around.

Gross profit as a percentage
of bulk water revenues fell to
19 per cent for the first three
quarters in 2007, compared to
23 per cent for the 2006 com-
parative period, despite rev-
enues rising from $13.193 mil-
lion to $16.017 million.

Meanwhile, Consolidated

‘Water noted that that its

Bahamian subsidiary, Consol-
idated Water (Bahamas), was
still non-compliant with a
financial covenant imposed by
its banker, Royal Bank of
Canada.

The SEC filing noted that
Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) was réquired to
maintain a ratio of total liabil-
ities to tangible net worth of
not more than two-to-one,
something it was non-compli-
ant with at September 30, 2007.

Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) dividend payments
to the parent are also limited to
available cash flow, and there
are also restrictions on addi-
tional debt, guarantees and
asset sales. Some $4.88 million
are outstanding in guarantees
to Royal Bank.

Consolidated Water, which
supplies the Water & Sewer-

age Corporation with water
from its Windsor and Blue
Hills plants, also still has to
arrange a $4 million perfor-
mance bond for the latter
operation, something it expects
to do later this year.

The company also noted that
a Statement of Claim had been
filed against it in the Supreme
Court by Gruppozecca

‘ Bahamas Ltd, seeking dam-

ages of more than $950,000 for
alleged “breaches of obliga-
tion” to it over the Blue Hills
plant’s construction.

Consolidated Water said the
claims made against its
Bahamian subsidiary were
“without merit”, and would be
“vigorously defended”.

The BISX-listed firm report-
ed net income of $2.509 mil-
lion or $0.17 per diluted share
for the three months ended
September 30, 2007, compared
with net income of $1.247 mil-
lion or $0.10 per diluted share
in the three months ended Sep- .
tember 30, 2006.

Total revenues for the three
months ended. September 30,
2007 increased 19 per cent to
about $11.9 million, compared
with $10 million in the third
quarter of 2006. :

Total revenues for the nine
months ended: September 30,
2007 increased 27 per cent to
$36.6 million, compared with’
$28.9 million in the comparable
2006 period. -

Consolidated Water report-
ed net income of $8.718 mil-
lion, or $0.60 per diluted share,
for the nine months ended
September 30, 2007, compared
with net income of $6.847 mil-
lion or $0.54 per diluted share
for the nine months ended
September 30, 2006.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC. is in
dissolution as of September 15th, 2007.

Luis Maria Pineyrua Pittaluga situated at Rita 8, Km
17.500, Oficina 115A, Montevideo, Uruguay is the

Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SUNLIGHT OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 9, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by

the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace

West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 12th day of December, 2007 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such

debts are proved.

November 12, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

Legal Notice
NOTICE

JERK LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) JERK 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 7th November, 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

Colina MSI Preferred Fund age :
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Colina Bond Fund

2.938214***
1.279370***
1.8192*"* ale

YIELD - Jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading voiume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index, January 1, 1994 = 100

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
it - Effective Date 7/11/2007

Dated this 12th day of November, A.D, 2007
*- 2 November 2007
*- 30 June 2007
*** . 31 October 2007
were. 31 July 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


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~ Contractors
register skills
ready for Bill

BUSINESS

@ By CARA BRENNEN- tractor. tractor may not have been
BETHEL There would be the paid by a client.
Tribune Business appointment of a Contrac- Fronting for foreign con-

Reporter ~ tors Board, which would not tractors would not be

only hear cases of contractors _ allowed at any time, nor

THE Bahamas Contractors ~— who performed bad work, would tipping off Sp eCLoTS
Association (BCA) is in the but also cases where a con- Mr Wrinkle said
process of registering the
skill levels of all its members
ahead of legislation that will
require contractors to be reg-
istered before they can
obtain a business licence.

Stephen Wrinkle, the
BCA’s president, said at the
weekend that they have
begun the process early so i'm lovin’ it
that by the time the draft
Contractors Bill is made law,
much of the groundwork EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
would have been done.

“It is important that we can
tell investors that we have
skilled and trained workers

CREW NEEDED FOR

in the Bahamas to work on | MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS
their projects,” he said,
Proposed Requirements:
Mr Wrinkle explained that .
the proposed Bil! will call for ¢ Must be a high school graduate

a classification of skills based :
on educational qualifications ¢ Must be people oriented

and experience, such as ¢ Must have smiling faces
unskilled, semi-skilled and

fully skilled. ¢ Must be customer service driven
In some cases, the Bill will e Must be a high performer
grandfather’ in persons who :
may not have met the educa- ¢ Must have excellent oral & written
tional requirements, but who ge :
eve nicreahgn eve years of communication skills
field experience. e Must be able to work flexible hours,
Mr Wrinkle said the pro-
acc aamenchnenteteaee including late nights, weekends and
legislation are to allow con- holidays. ;

tractors to have control of }
the industry-andjensure they Face ,

protect themselves against McDonald’s offers excellent benefits!
foreign rivals who may try to

take work from Bahamians. Competitive Pay!
He added that it was to oe Sere
ensure there were set stan- Training!
_ dards for the Industry, and Career Development!
_- recourse against unscrupu- ove
lous contractors. Monthly Incentives! ss
Each licensed contractor Opportunities for Upward Mobility!
will be given a number,
which must be displayed on
- all correspondence with the Applications available at all three
inistry and on all customer 9
sAvoibes. The Would Gable . restaurants and McDonald’s Head Office
the customer to have a way on Market Street North

of getting recourse if there
was a problem with a con-

The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH
Established. 1802



CHURCH STAFF POSITION FOR YOUTH WORKER

Methodist Church is seeking to employ a vibrant Christian to work with its children,
teens and young adults.

Applicants should:

t Be personable, creative, mature and passionate about young people.
T Possess excellent communication skills,

+ Be familiar with youth cultures and trends,

Responsibilities include:

t Implementation and oversight of all Youth Ministry programmes.

t Planning and leading Youth Services and events.

+ Leading young persons to Christ and creating life-time disciples.

t Building relationships between youth, congregation and the wider community.

Criteria for Employment

1A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university confirmed by a certi-
fied copy of certificate.

+ Names and contacts of at least two professional references must be submitted.

+ Willingness to support Church’s programmes.

Â¥ Successful applicants will be expected to make a commitment to work in harmony
with Christian principles and to support the emphasis of The Bahamas Conference of
the Methodist Church of which the church is a part.



Please send Resume together with a covering letter,
a statement of philosophy and a recent photograph to:

The Trust Secretary
Ebenezer Methodist Church
PO. Box SS 6145
Nassau, Bahamas

Or fax to: (242) 393-8135, or e-mail to bomc@bahamas.net.bs

Candidates short listed will be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail for an interview.

Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas







BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST JOB TROURPEDS



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 9B

Join the Leading Environmental Conservation
Organization in The Bahamas



The Bahamas National Trust invites qualified and interested persons to
apply for the following positions:

Director of Development

Context

The Bahamas National Trust needs an individual who will manage donor ela tions
and a multifaceted fundraising strategy aimed at engaging a broad range of corpo-
rate, foundation and individual donors and prospects.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and coordinates
the BNT’s fundraising, membership programmes, and strategic development

_ activities to achieve sustainable financial goals for the organization. Further, the

individual will develop and manage a major donor programme and annual giving
programme for the Trust. The Individual will be charged with the creation of a
strong Development Team and coordinating training for its staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To develop and implement the BNT’s fundraising strategy — targeting
individuals, Foundations, other NGO’s and the corporate sector.

2. To design and implement a Major Donor Development Programme. Lead the
process of donor identification, prospect research, and personal cultivation,
appropriate requests for support, thanking and recognition.

3, Prepare and manage budgets for fundraising programmes.

Required Skills:

> At least a Bachelors Degree with five years work experience, ideally in the fund-
raising arena,

> Strong background in project management and programme administration.

> Warm interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and involve people at
all levels.

> Experience in the financial sector - client relationships and an understanding of
funds and foundations an asset.

> Exceptional writing and interpersonal communications skills.

> Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet deadlines
and pay attention to details.

> Good computer literacy including word processing databases, presentations and
spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Sage fundraising software a plus.

> Willingness to work long hours to meet firm deadlines.

> Willingness to travel throughout The Bahamas and abroad.



Abaco Park Warden

Context ;

The national parks in Abaco face threats from invasive species. In particular the
nesting parrots in the Abaco National Park suffer greatly from increasing numbers
of feral cats and expanding raccoons populations. It is vitally important that the

, BNT has a presence on this island to ensure we fulfill the mandate and meet the

objectives of the Trust.

Primary Responsibilities: ‘

Provide day to day and long term management and edmuniaration of all of the
Abaco Parks and act as a liaison with partners and the ne groeral public of Abaco in
all facets of park work.

Duties:

1. Serve as the, Liaison between the Abaco Parks and the. BNT Readguarterss in
Nassau, Will be responsible.for, ovefall,superyision and oversight of all activi-
ties that océur in the district.

2. Develop in collaboration with the Director of Parks appl icable policies, proce- *
dures, systems, and proposals to further the goals of the Abaco Parks and the
Bahamas National Trust.

3. Plan and execute activities in the approved General Management Plans,
Strategic Plans, and operating plans to achieve the goals of the Abaco Parks

4. Supervise park staff members and volunteers engaging in conservation.and
maintenance activities ensuring that biodiversity in the park are not negatively
impacted by the work.

5. Lead the development and implementation of community outreach programmes,
education and public relations initiatives to promote the goals of the BNT.

6. Enforce rules and regulations of Abaco National parks laws and policies of the
Bahamas as they relate to the safety of individuals in the national parks of Abaco.

7. Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Director of Parks and Science

Required Skills:

> Bachelor's degree; or a minimum of seven years related experience and/or train-
ing in Environmental Conservation; or equivalent combination of education
and experience

> Computer literate (Word Processing, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint)

> Familiarity with conservation issues in general and as it directly relates to Abaco

> Pleasant personality

> Willing to work under demanding conditions



Marine Park Project Coordinator

~ Context

It is vitally important that the marine resources of New Providence are maintained
in a healthy balance for future generations. This project will heighten the aware-
ness of marine users about sustainable use of marine resources.

Primary Responsibilities:

This job will be focused on the creation of a marine park and implementing a dive
tag program aimed at raising awareness within the dive community with regards to
sustainable use of the marine park; responsibilities for identification and outreach to
existing and potential resource user groups and other community members

Duties;

1. Develop and implement Dive Tag program to promote and encourage users of
the Marine Park.

2. Coordinate and effectively administer all activities for the South West Marine Park

3, Serve as a conduit for communication between BNT, stakeholder groups and
community members with environmental concerns oF ideas tor the area.

4. Write press releases and other documentation for distribution to internal and
external audiences
5. Speak publicly about BNT’s environmental / sustainable initiatives.

6. Compile news and event announcements into bi-weekly report to be submitted
to direct supervisor

7. Perform administrative tasks and any other tasks that support the overall con-
servation goals and work plan for the Bahamas National Trust

Required Skills:

> Bachelor’s degree; a minimum five years related experience and/or training
in Environmental Conservation; or eSuivsent combination of education and
experience.

> Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

> Willingness to carry-out organizational mission with little day-to-day supervision

> Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office.

> A strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment
and strong operational focus.

> Ability to produce clear written documentation for reporting

> Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences.

Interested persons qualified in any of the above positions should provide a cover
letter, resume and three references by November 16, 2007 to:

Human Resources Manager

Bahamas National Trust

“P.O. Box N-4105

Nassau, Bahamas

or E-mail: bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org
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Developers: Opponents
case now ‘harassment

FROM page 1

‘stop work’ order to be
imposed on the developers, Dr
Marshall said: “We believe that
this is another harassment to
slow the project down, to cause
the investors and the project
damage, and to deny job

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opportunities and entrepre-
neurial opportunities for
Bahamians.

“The way our economy is
right now, from my perspec-
tive as a Bahamian who is try-
ing to contribute to a project
that is good for the Bahamas, I
want to see the project
progress. It is best for the
Bahamas and Guana Cay.”

Dr Marshall described as
“disturbing” the fact that
investors who had come to the
Bahamas “in good faith”, and

enjoyed the support of ‘both
present and previous govern-

ments, could be put through
an expensive and protracted
legal battle by a small group
who did not want the Baker’s

Bay project to happen at any

cost.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WANTED

An Offshore Bank invites applications
for the position of an Administrative
Assistant. The candidate should possess
a minimum of an Associate Degree and
proficiency in computer operations with
strong communication skills.

Experience in offshore banking
operations in computerized environment
is desirable.

Applicant should be reliable, well
organized and self motivated.

Responsibilities include back office.
Operations, secretarial assistance,
maintenance of records and handling
other routine office jobs. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Applicants should send resumé to P.O.
Box SS-19046, Nassau, within 15 days
of this advertisement.



Poston Available:

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Job Description:

Responsible’ for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all preventative maintenance and heavy
equipment repairs are conducted as per com-
pany standards. Conducts on-site audits and
evaluations of port equipment, coordinates
repair activities and preventative procedures,

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent. Trade
or Technical certificate in Heavy Equipment
Maintenance.

Experience:

Five years experience in heavy equip-
ment maintenance with at least two years
in management of equipment maintenance.

Container Terminals offers a highly competi-
tive package of benefits. Salary is commen-
surate with qualifications and experience.

Dr Marshall said the mes-

sage sent by the actions of the
Save Guana Cay Reef Associ-
ation could negatively impact
investor perceptions of the
Bahamas and damage its
image as a ‘safe’ investment
destination.

He added: “It is disturbing to
pick up a newspaper and read
that investors coming into this
country in good faith, support-
ed by the previous administra-
tion and our current one, are
being put through this by these
individuals.

“It is very disturbing, and I
believe that unless we pay
attention to this and resolve it
now, there will be a negative
impact on this country for
years to come.”

Dr Marshall said the mes-
sage being sent by the Save
Guana Cay Reef Association
to potential bona fide investors

-looking at the Bahamas was:

“You.can follow the law, fol-
low the procedures, but a
handful of individuals can
damage your reputation.”

The Association has filed a
second Judicial Review chal-
lenge to the Baker’s Bay pro-
ject in the Supreme Court, this
time alleging that the
approvals, permits and licences
provided to the developers
were not done so through the
processes and government
agencies as prescribed by law,
thus making their issuance ille-
gal.

In response, Dr Marshall

A

said Discovery Land Company
had been “guided by the law”
in all its applications, and had
followed the permitting appli-

- cation processes laid down by

the Government. —.

‘The developers, he added,
had consulted all relevant gov-
ernment agencies and depart-
ments as to who applications
should be made to, what for-
mat they should take, and what
should be applied for.

Discovery Land Company,
Dr Marshall added, had been
treated “like any other investor
in this country”, and “never
received any special treatment
or red carpet treatment”.

“We have said that the way
we.obtained these permits was
in accordance with the law and
processes of the Bahamas,” he
said. “We are complying with
the law, and going above and
beyond what we laid out ini-
tially in terms of environmental
compliance.”

Dr Marshall repeated the
developers’ offer for the Asso-
ciation to meet with them, see
and discuss their plans, and
give the Baker’s Bay project
an opportunity to discuss any
concerns they may have, in
order to find a satisfactory
solution for all concerned.
This, he added, was preferable
to a courtroom battle.

“The vast majority of the
Bahamian people will benefit
from this project. Our eco-
nomic contribution will go to

: The Chambers of
CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Counsel & Attorneys-at-law

is now located at

#9 Rusty Bethel Drive
(3rd Terrace East)
Nassau, Bahamas

All telephone numbers remain the same.

K.Miles Parker
(Managing Partner)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ROBOT HOLDINGS LIMITED

IN VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ROBOT HOLDINGS

LIMITED is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 9th November

the Guana Cay economy, the
north Abaco economy, the
northern Bahamas economy
and the whole economy, plus
the Public Treasury,” Dr Mar-
shall said.

Discovery Land Company
had previously told The Tri-
bune that some $7-$8 million
per month was being spent on
the Baker’s Bay project, with
some $200 million invested in
the Bahamas to date.

The company was preparing —

to close some $200 million
worth of real estate sales at
Baker’s Bay, and now
employed 140 people on the
project, some 95 per cent of
them Bahamian.

Dr Marshall earlier this year
said more than 350 Bahamian

firms and individuals had ben-
efited economically from the
Baker’s Bay project since 2005,
the developers having collec-
tively paid to them some $25 .
million worth of invoices.

Baker’s Bay is one of the rel-.

atively few projects announced
by the Christie administration
that has made good progress
towards fulfilling its Heads of
Agreement obligations and

‘delivering on those commit-

ments, with many believing the
project’s developer — which has
a strong track record in devel-
oping such communities — is
the. sort of investor the
Bahamas needs.

Yet the Association seems
determined to embroil it in
‘legal guerrilla warfare’.

2007. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd Building 2
Caves Village, RO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of ROBOT HOLD-
INGS LIMITED. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their address and particular of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 9th December 2007.

ve
BD

Legal Notice

NOTICE
LA KITWE INC.

(a) The name of LA KITWE INC., has been restored to the register;

(b) The Certificate of Dissolution dated 23rd July has been cancelled;

(c) LA KITWE INC.,, is deemed never to have struck off the register;

(d) LA KITWE INC., is deemed at all time to have continued in
existence and to have authorized to conduct business in accordance
with its Memorandum and Articles of Association not with
standing the purported dissolution of the company.

(e) The cost of the publications in the Gazette be borne and paid by
LA KITWEINC.

(f) The Plaintiffs do pay to the Attorney General the cost of this
application.

First Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)

Second Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)



Ow

KING'S

REAL ESTATE

King’s Real Estate Company Limited is a Bahamian Real
Estate and Development Company. We are currently
looking for applicants for the below positions:

CIVIL ENGINEER

Bachelor Degree or higher in the field of Civil
Engineering.

3-5 years experience in Civil Engineering and
Construction related fields.

Registered with the Bahamas Professional Engineers”
Board.

Experience in the design of Subdivisions, Roads,
Airports, Drainage and Water & Sewerage’ Systems.
Ability to use engineering software such as Auto
CAD 2004.

Proficient in implementing site quality assurance
measures and overseeing site supervision.
Hardworking and able to handle a number of projects
simultaneously.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

°° 3-5 years experience in the Real Estate Industry.
e Licensed with the Bahamas Real Estate Association.
° Motivated.

King’s Real Estate is a team orientated company and
potential employees should be capable of adapeng to
this philosophy.

All interested candidates should e-mail there resumes to:
kingsley@kingsrealty.com





ALL POSITIONS WANTED

Contemporary Asian
Multi-Outlet Dining Concept




* Junior Sous Chef, line and pastry cook
with high-end cuisine experience.

* Wait/bar staff. Previous experience in high-end
dining establishments a must.

‘Dining Room Supervisor/ Wine Steward with
previous high-end restaurant experience

* Extensive knowledge of Asian cuisine and

wines a definite asset.










Fax resumes to 328-8381 or email to
info@shogunrevolver.com

NOTICE

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









In Voluntary Liquidation



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, (No. 45 of
2000), .CLEDBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD.,
CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATIORS INC. is the Liquidator and
| 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize
City, Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named




is in dissolution.




can be contacted at




company are required to send their names, addresses and particulars
of their debts or claims to the liquidator before November 30, 2007.



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British American leads
Breast Cancer Awareness





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Loe ee Breast cancer Ambassadors 2007 (Denise Baker Smith of British
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