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Brothers’ argument
turns deadly; man’s body
found in Grand Bahama

@ By KARIN HERIG and
DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Staff Reporters
kherig@tribunemedia.net;
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

POLICE yesterday evening
were called to the scene of two
homicides, as an argument

» between two brothers turned

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deadly in New Providence and

-. officers discovered the decom-

posed body of a man in Grand
Bahama.

The Flamingo Gardens com-
munity in New Providence was
left-in shock yesterday evening
after a dispute between two
brothers of Nigeria Drive esca-
lated to the point where one
brother struck the other, who
dropped dead in the street.

Details were still sketchy up
until press time last night, but
according to witnesses on the
scene, the country’s 64th victim
of homicide was a 32-year-old

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rape allegations

ACCORDING to US media,
authorities have started ques-
tioning employees of Musha Cay
in connection with rape allega-
tions made against illusionist
David Copperfield.

The Palm Beach Post reported
yesterday that its sources are
claiming that FBI agents have

SEE page 11

man of the Flamingo Gardens
area.

One witness told The Tribune
that one of the brothers suffered
from epilepsy.

According to eyewitness

reports, the two brothers were

fighting in a Nigeria Drive

.home when the dispute was car-

ried out:on.to the street.

The epileptic brother was
reportedly attempting to walk
away from the fight when the
other brother-threw a-rock at
him.

As investigations in this latest

homicide continued last night
in New Providence, Grand
Bahama police were still
attempting to determine the
identity of a badly decomposed
body discovered in bushes in
Lucaya.

Police last night were still
unable to confirm if the body

SEE page 11



AP Photo/Lilli Strauss, file

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

ts Pi yan Et SEU ements resident me from the scene last night.

Father of three dies"
‘in traffic accident

‘@ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas recorded its 39th traffic fatal-
ity when.a father of three became the latest
motorist to die.as a result of a road accident
yesterday morning.

Police say, that at about 7.50any Thursday, a
man travelling east on Marshall Road in a green

‘Hyundai Accent collided with a woman motorist

driving a blue Jeep Liberty travelling west. The
crash occurfed near Pastel Gardens,

The driver of the Hyundai Accent reportedly
received significant injuries and died at the
scene. While authorities have not released the
deceased’s name, Tribune sources identified

him as 37-year-old Milton Morris, a father of

three.
Reportedly, his wife Tanya Morris was driving

behind him in another vehicle, and witnessed the
_ crash, The other driver is said to be in hospital in

serious condition.









Government High student
taken to hospital after fight

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

CONCERN over escalating violence among
schoolchildren was once again raised yesterday
when a Government High student was taken to
hospital after being injured in’a es on his way
home.

Officers from The Grove police station yesterday
confirmed that a Government High student was
injured in a row with other students in an area
known as “The Gulf”, which runs parallel to the
Tonique Williams-Darling highway.

Police said that no arrests had been made in this
case, but investigations were continuing.

Details were still sketchy at press time.

According to an Lith grade Government High
student, who wished to remain anonymous, the
fight broke out as the school children were walking
through “The Gulf” towards a bus stop near ‘Town

SEE page 11

































Election court:
immigration
official produces
documents he
had said did not
exist in his dept

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

THE Assistant Director of
Immigration produced docu-
ments to the election court yes-
terday, which a day earlier he
had said did not exist in his
department.

Lambert Campbell appeared

‘before Sender Justice Anita

Allen and Justice Jon Isaacs at
the beginning of the court’s
morning session, and provided
documents on Manani Taylor,
a Jamaican national. who
allegedly voted in the Pinewood
constituency.

On Wednesday when Mr
Campbell said no documents on
Mr Taylor existed in. the
Department of Immigration,
PLP lead counsel Philip “Brave”
Davis strongly objected to this
assertion. He said that Mr Tay-
lor had been picked up and
detained by Immigration before
being put in the Detention Cen*
tre and deported to Jamaica.

“Senior Justice Allen had
instructed Mr Taylor on
Wednesday to return to his
office to review the matter

before returning to the court:

yesterday.

“My lords, the file has been
found,” said Mr Davis on Mr
Campbell’s arrival at the court
yesterday.

Senior Justice Allen agreed
to allow Mr Davis time to
review the documents and Mr
Campbell was discharged. He
was told by Senior Justice Allen
that if he is further needed, he
will be advised. Before leaving,
Mr Campbell apologised to the
court for his
Wednesday. Although he had
been subpoenaed for that day,
he did not show up in court until
a court clerk telephoned him.
He had said at the time that the
request to appear escaped his
attention,

Counsel for BEC Oscar John-
son Jr also appeared to update
the court on the forwarding of
information to the PLP legal
team that was requested by sub-
poena. On Wednesday, infor-
mation was only provided on 61
out of the-159 names on the
Petitioner’s list. Mr Davis had
complained to the court that he
had great difficulty securing a
meeting with BEC. Written
analysis was also on some of the

SEE page 12

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Nassau Music

fresh sexual harassment claims _ soi seasm

Seven to 10 female employees reportedly lodged complaints with the police

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter



that he was aware of numerous allega-
tions of sexual harassment levelled at
the official.

He said that while he was not respon-
sible for the “day-to-day” operations of
NIB, he could not confirm if these steps

prompting Mr Russell, who is also Min-
ister of Housing, to convene a general
meeting for employees to air their griev-

starting on
November 23

NASSAU Music Society’s
2007-2008 season gets under-

' ' While he said he had no knowledge of _ were carried out. ances with NIB and union officials pre- ; Way 0 Friday,
han son@tribunemedia.net these complaints being lodged with the Minister Russell added that even sent. i November 23,
police, Minister Russell said he knew of | though NIB is investigating the claims Two months later, employees claim ; With a piano
ALLEGATION S of sexual harass- four sexual harassment complaints being _ internally, it was within the complainants’ _ that despite the Minister’s assurances to recital b ».
ment at the National Insurance Board investigated internally at NIB against _ rights to go to the police to lodge an offi- address employee grievances in due Gabriel Bita
have resurfaced once again with new the same individual. cial complaint. course, things at the National Insurance ; 224 Masako
claims indicating some female employees During an interview with The Tribune Complaints of sexual harassment, vic- | Board remain unchanged. Narikawa at
reportedly made formal complaints with —_ yesterday, Minister Russell said that _ timisation, unfair promotions, “curry Some feel that the official in question | the Dundas
the Royal Bahamas Police Force against about three months ago these investiga- favour” and dictatorship against the offi- is being protected by senior officials at | Centre for the
a high ranking male official. tions began with “one or two” of them cial have plagued NIB for months. NIB. Performing
According to a source within NIB, sev- now completed. In July, disgruntled employees claimed Yesterday Minister Russell contended | tts:
en to 10 female staff members reported- When asked what, if any, action had morale was dangerously low and that __ that all employee concerns have been The pro-

ly lodged formal complaints of alleged
sexual harassment with the RBPF
against the NIB official earlier this week.

Kenneth Russell, Minister responsi-
ble for National Insurance, confirmed

been taken against the embroiled official
as a result, the Minister said all female
employees under the manager’s watch
were supposed to be transferred pending
the findings of the investigations.

working for the official in question was
equivalent to working “in hell.”

In early September, approximately 100
angry workers staged a walk-out at NIB
headquarters on Baillou Hill Road,

noted and soon will be addressed.

He could not give The Tribune a time-
line, only saying he has given his word
and “at the end of the day, (the results)
will be seen.”







_. DISGRUNTLED staff at the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute say they are
“reassured” by. ministry inter-
vention on the troubled cam-
pus.

A senior human resources
official from the Ministry of
Education is now at the insti-
tute to help resolve outstanding
issues among staff.

Yesterday, mathematics lec-

_ turer Levardo Pratt said: “It
should not have had to get to
this point for people to take
notice, but now that the min-
istry has turned up, it is an
encouraging sign. It seems they
are actually taking it seriously.”

Last week, Mr Pratt and oth-
er aggrieved staff claimed that
BTVI “lacked structure” and
that staff morale was danger-
ously low because of several
human resources issues.

Some claimed their status at
the institute had never been
regularised, leaving them with-
out pension rights.

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of a senior official. In addition,
four or five workers in the reg-
istrar’s department were con-
cerned about their own posi-
tions, claiming a promise to take
them on as full-time staff had
not been met.

As a result, ministry and
union representatives met BT VI
bosses earlier this week in an
attempt to thrash out problems
between administration, teach-
ers and other staff.

Meanwhile, BTVI officials
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Concerned institute staff ‘reassured’
by ministry intervention on campus

“half-baked”. They said repre-
sentatives from the Public Ser-
vice Union and the Bahamas
Union of Teachers had met staff
to hear individual grievances.
Later, BT VI manager Dr Iva
Dahl, permanent secretary Ena
Garraway, senior ministry
human resources official Ethrice
Cooper, and BPSU official
Godfrey Burnside met in a bid

‘to resolve wide-ranging prob-

lems.

One staff member told The
Tribune: “We are now watch-
ing the situation carefully to see
if this meeting brings hard
results.

“We are encouraged by this
week’s developments because
they show the ministry is tak-
ing this seriously.

“It seems there is an end in
sight.”

However, if grievances were
not dealt with, it was likely that
staff would again stage a placard
demonstration, as they did three
weeks ago, the source added.

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Cay.
‘Both events start at 8pm.

Conference on the
environment to he
held in new year

A CONFERENCE on the
Bahamian environment is to be
held in the new year.

Its aim will be to share scien-

; tific knowledge of Abaco and
; the environment generally.

The conference, to be held

i in Marsh Harbour between

: January 3 and 6, 2008, will fea- ©

i ture several presenters, includ-
: ing Dr David Campbell, Diane

Claridge, Dr Craig Layman, Dr

i John Durban, Dr Charles Kwit
; and Allison Higgins.

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_ Church hoard to present
- Golden Oldies Dance

i St George’s Anglican Church
: Usher Board has announced that
i it will present a Golden Oldies
: Dance.

The event will be held at the

: British Colonial Hilton Hotel on:
i Friday, November 16 at 7pm.
? There will be door prizes and.’
: other surprises, the organisers
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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 3



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MP aims for those in
West End trailers to be

PM signs order |

for duty free
importation
of goods to
storm victims

Storm Noel.

The order is in effect for Acklins, :
Cat Island, Crooked Island, :
Eleuthera, Exuma dnd the Cays, :
Long Cay, Long Island, Rum Cay :

and San Salvador.

“Claims for goods under the :
order must be certified by the :
Director of the National Emer- :
gency Management Agency :
(NEMA). Farming industry and }
fishing industry claims must be cer- :
tified by the director of Agricul- :
ture and the director of Fisheries :
respectively,” said a government :

notice.

It said the importation of goods
under the order will only be per- :
mitted between November 15, 2007 ;

(yesterday) and March 31, 2008.

Goods declared duty free under
Schedule A, Part A of the order :

are:
e Building materials

e Electrical fixtures and materi- i

als

e Plumbing fixtures and materi- ;

als

ing and appliances

Farming industry items declared
duty free under Schedule A, Part B ;

of the order are:

e Supplies for the reconstruction
and repair to greenhouses, includ-
ing plant sleeves, timers, plant pots :
and soil-less growing media for :

plant growth

e Supplies for the reconstruction :

and repair to poultry houses

e Supplies for the reconstruction
-and repair of irrigation systems
e Nursery stock for the re-estab- :

lishment of fruit orchids
e Items required for fencing

Fishing industry items declared ;
duty free under Schedule A, Part C :

of the order are: ;

e Galvanised sheeting and other :
materials used in the construction :

of fishing habitats
e Fishing boats
e Fishing gear and apparatus

e Household furniture, furnish-

m@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

MP FOR West End and
Bimini Obie Wilchcombe is
working towards having all of
those currently housed in trail-
er homes in West End moved
out by mid-December, he said
yesterday.

The MP was giving an
update on the status of the
community of 41 persons in his
constituency, for whom he per-
sonally took over financial
responsibility in late Septem-
ber after the government had
sought to have them evicted
despite providing rent-free
accommodation for years.

Kenneth Russell, housing
minister, had issued an evic-
tion notice for September 28
calling for the people to leave

the government-owned trailer:

homes where many of them
had been living since hurri-
canes Jeanne and Wilma
destroyed their residences
three years ago.

_ Mr Russell cited the fact that
the accommodation, which was
only supposed to have been
temporary, now houses some
persons who were never vic-
tims of the hurricane.

He also said the trailers are

in poor condition, and cost -

thousands of dollars per month
in utility bills.

However, Mr Wilchcombe
called the government a
“vicious villain” and claimed
that the government had not
given his constituents reason-
able warning before the evic-
tion notice.

He offered to personally

‘ensure that they could stay in

the trailer homes for an
extended period of time.

Obie Wilchcombe



Yesterday Mr Wilchcombe
said that he believed four more
families have since moved out
of the area, leaving 13 children
and seven or eight adults.
“We're getting there,” he said.

Meanwhile, his Grand
Bahama office is working with
the remaining families to
ensure they move on by mid-
December.

He said that while he had a
commitment from Mr Russell
that the completion of govern-
ment housing for some of the
remaining persons is a priority,
it will likely not be the case
that they can make a direct
transition.

“What we’re hoping is that
over the short period of time

_that they'll be able to stay with

family and in the long term,
the medium term, that the
homes will be completed,” he
said.

PSDU officials seek heads of agreement

on ground transportation issues

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

PUBLIC Service Drivers Union officials are
asking the government to table a heads of agree-
ment on ground transportation issues that would
allow the country’s taxi drivers to have more con-
trol over their business.

Richard Johnson, president of the PSDU told
The Tribune that he has been lobbying successive
governments for 10 years to get the country’s
leaders to follow through on the. matter.

Presently any Bahamian making a living as a
taxi driver has no value in terms of negotiating a
loan from a lending institution, Mr Johnson
explained. aay

He noted that during the FNM’s former time in
office, they amended the Road Traffic Act
enabling lending institutions to use taxi franchis-
es for collateral purposes, thus making it easier for
taxi drivers to acquire loans from banks.

However this amendment did not include a
specific figure and has not eliminated the frus-
tration many taxi drivers experience when
attempting to secure financing from banks, the
PSDU president said. mei r

“This present administration, during its first

watch, amended the Road Traffic Act to allow for

the taxi franchise to be used for collateral pur-
poses — but they never recognised a value.

“We've requested that the government recog-w
nise a value of a minimum of $100,000, that would
really give us some economic clout.”

Mr Johnson said that the Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation is prepared to support the initiative by
the union but endorsement from the government
is needed to make it a reality.

Mr Johnson also blasted the current adminis-
tration for — as he put it — failing to fulfill its
many promises made upon coming into office to
several disenfranchised groups.

He said the FNM made promises to taxi drivers,
the hearing impaired, and the Sea Hauler vic-
tims — but have yet to live up to their word.

“As the president of PSDU, I am always con-
cerned with the plight of workers in the country.
What we’ve seen more often that not, is that the
government has failed to give support to workers
who are really hurting.”

“I’m calling on the prime minister, he was elect-
ed to serve not some of the people, but all of the
people. We are crying out to the prime minister to
bring relief to the suffering citizens that (he has)
been elected to take care of.

“The government has to live up to its commit-
ments and bring relief to these suffering workers,”
he said.

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PRIME MINISTER and Min- ;
ister of Finance Hubert Ingraham ;
signed an Exigency Order yester-
day authorising the duty free ;
importation of goods for the relief ;
of those impacted by Tropical :

Previously Mr Wilchcombe
had admitted that the question
of why the persons had not
been re-housed under the PLP
government was a “valid” one.

He said the fact of the matter
was that the former govern-
ment had been “over-
whelmed” by the size of the

disaster wrought by the two .

hurricanes.

In September when describ-
ing his position on the matter,
Mr Russell had stated that the
community was costing $5,000
in water bills and $2,000 in
electricity bills per month.

Mr Wilchcombe said that
while he was getting “some
support from some people” in
footing the bill, he was “pretty
much” now personally respon-
sible for the costs.

One of the factors involved
in the issue is the fact that the
land on which the trailers are
sited belongs to the Ginn Com-

pany and needs to be returned,
so that it can continue con-'

struction of its resort.

Mr Wilchcombe said he has
high hopes that the Ginn
development will soon bring
much needed relief to the res-
idents of West End.

“My hope is that the anchor
property of Ginn can really get
into full operation and we can
see some construction going
on and more opportunities can
be provided,” he said.

The MP suggested that find-
ing employment is one aspect
of what has been holding back
some of those living in the trail-
er homes.

“TJ think people don’t appre-

ciate that for almost 30 years °

we've had no economic activi-
ty down there.

“Tf you weren’t a fisherman
fishing the waters everyday or
in Freeport looking for jobs,
you didn’t have much oppor-
tunity.”

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APPEALS COURT President Dame Joan
Sawyer dipped her oar into the crime debate last
week when, during a case before her, she criti-
cised the Bahamian attitude of “pointing fin-
gers” and blaming easy targets, such as the
courts, for serious and complex social prob-
lems.

She was right on two counts:

The judicial system does not “bear these
people’s children, house them, raise them, edu-
cate them and then send them out to do crime.”
Therefore, to blame the judicial system for the
increase in the country’s violent crime is, as she
says, “stupidity.”

However, she quite rightly adds, the justice
system is being brought into disrepute by the
“inexplicable differences” in the sentencing of
serious criminals. This is a very serious problem,
a problem about which the community is great-
ly concerned. :

A few weeks ago our librarian suggested
that we look at the file of a certain justice whose
decisions seemed to “make no sense”, espe-
cially considering the enormity of some of the
crimes before him. In his opinion, the sentences
handed down by.this particular justice do not fit
the seriousness of the crimes.. Ee

A police officer also complained recently
about certain “liberal” justices who appear to
bend over backwards to give the criminal a
break. However, it is about time that judges
and lawyers give some consideration to the
community in which they also live. It is now
the community’s turn to get a break.

The court cannot be blamed for producing the: :

criminal, but the court, through the sentencing
of which Dame Joan complains, can be blamed
for encouraging the criminal to flirt with the
idea that given the right lawyer and the right
Judge, the sentence will be so light that on the
long stretch, crime does pay. We have been
told that in HM Prison, those awaiting trial
pray to go before a justice they have nicknamed
“Mr Bail.”

But as Dame Joan says it is time that parents
take responsibility for their-children and how
they turn out.

Today’s social and criminal problems can
be laid at the doorstep of the home. There is a
complete breakdown in the family. Principles
and values have been eroded and have crum-
bled. The “thou shall nots” of the Ten Com-
mandments have been relegated to the Old
Testament, no longer to be a curb on the excess-
es of modern living. *

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with money in the bank, “rings on the fingers
and bells on the toes.” Many oldsters should
recall hearing from a platform many years ago

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the remark of a certain politician: “It don’t mat-
ter how I make my money... whether I work for
it or I tief it!”

The late Sir Lynden Pindling; this country’s
first prime minister, promised that when the
PLP came to power little Johnny and Susie
would no longer be “hewers of wood and draw-
ers of water”, someone would always be around
to pick up after them. Dignity had gone out of
honest work. :

This was contrary to our upbringing when we
were taught to respect a job well done — no
matter how menial. Our parents had a five-acre
farm on which all of their six children had their
allotted chores and did a day’s work before
they went to school.

At our Belgian convent school, located in
England, during vacation time those of us who
stayed at the school joined the nuns on hands
and knees in scrubbing the floors to prepare
for the new term.

It was great fun. During one very severe win-
ter just after the war when farmers were threat-
ened with losing their potato crops, a national
call went out for students to volunteer to work
on the farms to rescue the potatoes before the
frost set in. A truck would pick us up from
school early on a Saturday morning to do a
back-breaking job and return us covered in
mud as dark was closing in.

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think us mad.

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encouraged to be entrepreneurs — a word that
few Bahamians can pronounce correctly.

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leadership, our uncle, Eugene Dupuch, QC,
said that everyone for some unknown reason
wanted his son to be a doctor, a lawyer, an

architect or an engineer. Our people had not ~

learned, he said, that every man and woman
had a capacity for a particular calling — and that
every task, no matter how lowly, could be per-
formed with dignity and efficiency by the man or
woman most qualified to do the work.

“If we were all doctors, lawyers, architects
and engineers, who would be left to build the
house designed by the architect?” he asked.
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needs to perform an operation? Who would
keep the lights burning for me to read my law
books? I don’t even know how to change a fuse.
I cannot survive in a society where everyone is
a doctor or a lawyer and no one knows how to
change a fuse.”

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wrong. Today many of those who haven’t the
ability to become doctors or lawyers sit on walls
plotting how to steal from those who have.







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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I MAKE reference to an
opinion piece written by Mr
Oswald Brown that was pub-
lished in the Nassau Guardian
on the 9th November 2007
entitled, “PLP refuses to
accept defeat.”

I perceive that Mr Brown is
seeking to publicly denigrate
the PLP and distract the public
from the failures of the FNM
administration with a series of
misleading statements about
the PLP.

I would be remiss if I did not
publicly challenge Mr Brown
on his ill-conceived assertions.

In his article, Mr Brown
opined that “it has been slight-
ly more than six months since
the Bahamian people decided
that they could no longer tol-
erate the widespread corrup-
tion and mismanagement of
this country’s affairs by the
Perry Christie-led Progressive
Liberal Party (PLP) govern-
ment and voted them out of
power.”

I take grave exception to
these unsubstantiated charges.
There is substantial evidence
that the FNM has presided
over arguably the single great-
est and saddest economic melt-
down in the history of the
Bahamas.

How does a government
inherit an economy that
enjoyed $842 million in foreign
direct investment (FDI) in
2006 alone (highest in our his-
tory); 7 per cent unemploy-
ment and falling; 4.5 per cent
economic growth; 1.7 per cent
inflation and 1.5 per cent GFS
deficit in 2006; $12.6 billion in
projects at various stages of
development and another $11
billion worth in the pipeline;
and unceremoniously suspend,
stop, cancel, and review most
of them, including $90 million
worth of contracts issued by
the government, bringing the
economy of the Bahamas to a
virtual standstill and increas-
ing unemployment, despair,
and fear in just six short
months?

This actually happened in
this Bahamas over the last six
months.

A little known fact is that in
10 years, the FNM attracted
$1.6 billion in FDI compared
to the PLP’s $2.5 billion in five
years, over $900 million more.
This resulted in record gov-
ernment revenue and external
reserves that averaged more



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than $500 million over the last
five years. A country cannot
enjoy this level of success if its
government is corrupt and mis-
manages the people’s affairs.
Mr Brown must either produce
the evidence to substantiate
his claims or repudiate those
claims and issue a public apol-
ogy to the PLP.

Mr Brown further opines
that “since their May 2 defeat
at the polls, however, mem-
bers of the PLP have been
stubbornly refusing to accept
defeat and have been conduct-
ing an ongoing campaign to
frustrate and retard the efforts
being made by Prime Minister
the Hon Hubert Ingraham and
his Free National Movement
team to return good gover-
nance to this country.” What
has the government done that
would constitute good gover-
nance?

A government’s legislative
agenda reflects its list of pri-
orities and the PM began by
fixing himself up with the
amendment to the Prime Min-
ister’s Pension Act.

Secondly, they ceded con-
trol of security at the LPIA to
a private entity, and thirdly,
they amended the Juries Act
by reducing its numbers from
12 to 9.

They claimed that this mea-
sure would significantly

improve the administration of
justice, but were unable to pro-
duce the relevant empirical
data to support such a claim
when asked to.

When asked to explain their
plan or vision to improve law
and justice, they lashed oui at
the opposition, blaming them
for the high rate of crime.

Challenging the government
to produce the most effective
policies for national develop-
ment is good for democracy.

There is uncertainty over the
government’s handling of the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment and the concerns
expressed by the International
Securities Commission

"([OSCO).

It is now November and the
people are yet to receive the
comprehensive anti-crime ini-
tiative promised by the gov-
ernment.

Thus far they have promised’ °°. ’

a commission called the Nation
Crime Council. These are
among the salient issues of the
day.

I call on civil society to have
a real talk with the government
on the way forward and tell it
like it is.

It is the policies and quality
of governance provided by the
FNM, and not the PLP, that
are the issues of the day. Edi-
tor, I trust that you will find
in your heart to pardon the
puns.

ELCOTT COLEBY
Nassau,
November, 2007.

Is Wayne Munroe speaking

for the Bar Association?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

MR Wayne Munroe, President of the Bar Association, has
weighed in on the Amendments to the Juries Act.

He obviously lost some of his objectivity in his statements, sug-
gesting that the amendments would not make a difference. He
appears to be speaking on behalf of the opposition. But in a democ-

racy that is not a crime.

What is perplexing is that Mr Munroe must clarify if he is speak-
ing for the Bar Association, the PLP or for himself.

Because if he is speaking for the PLP then we could understand
that, but if he is speaking for the Bar Association then he must say
So, especially since other members of the Bar who have expressed
their concerns that they were never consulted by the president
for their opinion as a member of the Bar. :

Therefore Mr Munroe certainly is not speaking for the Bar
Association because the majority of the members differ in opinion
to that of Mr Munroe. In fact members of the Bar, who said that
they are in good standing, expressed that they did not even know
when or if the Bar met in conjunction with the Juries Act that
has recently been passed in the House of Assembly.

Ironically the PLP nor the Bar Association nor the general pub-
lic were not consulted. We believe that this is not true and in an
effort to justify their lack of cooperation they may have solicited the
voices of others to help their cause. Otherwise Bahamians would see

just how petty the PLP really are.

B JOHN MOSS
Nassau,
November, 2007.

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Bridgetown, Barbados to attend the CARICOM Bureau Meeting of Heads of Government.



Boaters and fishermen
called on to look out
for foreign poachers

MINISTER of Agriculture
and Marine Resources Larry
Cartwright called on local
boaters and fishermen to be on
the lookout for foreign poach-
ers in Bahamian waters.

Mr Cartwright also
announced that the closed sea-
son for Nassau Grouper this
year would be from December
15 to February 28, 2008. During
this period, catching, possess-
ing or selling the fish is illegal.

“The escalating activity of
foreign fishing vessels during

_ ) the time when Bahamian fish-

- ermen are not being allowed to
target the Nassau Grouper is
of concern to us all,” he said.
“This is a very real problem and
the recent reports of gun fire
being directed towards Bahami-
an fishermen by suspected
poachers, illustrates one aspect
of the seriousness of the prob-
lem.”

“Another is the damage

being done to the Nassau

. Grouper stocks through the; ;

“aggressive fishing activities
these foreign vessels are known
to engage in.”

He said the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF) is “the
vanguard” in the fight against
poaching. However, he said,
there are ways that Bahamian
fishermen can help.

“IT am asking Bahamian fish-

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ed to either the Royal Bahamas
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Department of Marine
Resources,” Mr Cartwright
said.

He said what is most impor-
tant is that these reports be
timely and contain as much
information as possible regard-
ing the suspicious vessels and
their positions.

“This information is critical

to the long term success of

enforcement activities,” ythe
ministersaid. i. ¢ ©

He noted that this year’s Nas-
sau Grouper closure is a con-
tinuation of efforts, started in
1998, to provide protection for
the species at.the time of year
when it forms large schools in
specific locations of. the
Bahamas in order to reproduce.

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for the Nassau Grouper as it is
then most vulnerable. It is the

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time when these fish are found
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with eggs,” he said.

The Bahamas is one of the
last areas where the Nassau
Grouper may be found in any
abundance. Elsewhere in their
former range they are rare and
most of the commercial fish-
eries that once flourished have
disappeared.”

He said the result of unre-
stricted fishing of the Nassau
Grouper is well known, and
there is no need for the
Bahamas, “having been enlight-
ened”, to repeat the mistakes
of others.

“Bahamian fishermen have
generally supported the gov-
ernment’s efforts to protect the
Nassau Grouper stocks. I would
like to thank them for their sup-
port and seek their continued
cooperation. I am aware that
these measures result in a loss
of income as many fishermen

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HE gravy train
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ically-driven
contracts which
became © the
order of the day when the
“new” PLP was swaggering
in power has seemingly
come to an abrupt end.
Works Minister Dr Earl
Deveaux must be applaud-
ed for his efforts in seeking
to ensure greater trans-
parency in the bidding and
tendering process for gov-
ernment contracts while also
restoring the public’s trust
in his ministry.
Outrageously, an indepen-
dent audit by British Crown
Agents, commissioned by
the Auditor General and
issued to the then PLP gov-
ernment nearly a year ago,
revealed that more than 75
per cent of all (Ministry of

- Works) high value contracts

awarded by the former goy-
ernment were not put out to
bid.

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that contractor selection was
“not done in an open, trans-
parent or fair manner” and
appeared to be on a basis
that had nothing to do with
competitiveness or merit.

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a result of not being fully in
charge of ihe contracting
process.

Given the lack of compe-
tition, the auditors believe
the Ministry cannot credibly
claim to be managing public
finances correctly,” he said.

It is a disgrace that politi-
cal entities in the former
government would have
sought to undermine the rec-
ommendations and good
judgment of trained staff in
favour of showering con-
tracts on party loyalists and
inexpert cronies.

Under the former gov-.,

ernment, it appears that
transparency and account-
ability were deserted in
favour of cronyism, nepo-
tism and sheer favouritism —
all rudiments of a Third
World political climate!

Minister Deveaux, and his
government, was correct in
cancelling the abundance of
pork barrel, election season
contracts that were hastily
dispersed before the general
election.

The PLP should be
ashamed as an independent
body, chosen during their
governance, critically deci-
mated their contract scheme
and highlighted that several
of the contractors chosen for
projects were unqualified,
sluggish and sub-standard



workers. Sadly, the appar-
ent giveaway of contracts
under the former adminis-
tration has also led to alle-
gations by homeowners in
government sub-divisions
that there are “massive
structural faults” in their
homes.

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litany of complaints about
the quality of construction

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former government that the
FNM government budgeted
a significant amount for
repairs of such buildings.
ust recently, a resident
of Adelaide com-
plained that the floor
in her home was dropping
away from the walls, which
themselves were cracking.

Allegedly, the former gov-
ernment constructed 30
homes ‘in this area, which
was a site that was unsuit-
able for buildings, particu-
larly since numerous gaping
craters were filled in and,
since construction, homes
appear to be “sinking”.

Was this another “bum
job” done by hand-picked
contractors?

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contractors and/or ministry’s
inspectors advise the min-
istries responsible of the
land’s poor quality?

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for trying to ensure more transparency in bidding, tendering process

finds the remedy for contract ills



While the PLP adminis-
tration was in office, the con-
tract to construct a new
straw market was pegged at
an eye-popping $23 million.

In the eyes of many dis-
cerning Bahamians,,award-
ing such a contract was off-
the-wall, particularly since
entire schools have been
constructed for less and also
because there seemed to be
no logic behind such a hefty
deal.

The new government was
right to cancel what
appeared to be a loaded con-
tract!

Dr Deveaux’s efforts to
establish a Contractors
Database, with listings of
competent contractors and
building firms, has been a
giant leap towards ensuring
an equitable bidding process
that is free of favouritism.

The Ministry of Works’
rotation ‘system, if success-
fully administered, will pre-
vent one contractor from
obtaining a plethora of pub-
lic works contracts, with con-
tract awardees being rotat-

ed out of the bidding pool |

to make way for contracts to
be fairly distributed to other
capable companies.
Hopefully, the database
can also be made available
to members of the public
who seek builders to con-
‘struct apartments and other
enterprises, but are regular-
ly shafted by dishonest con-
tractors.
hile the works
minister says that
he’s not currently
pressing for the government
to require contractors to
- lodge performance bonds for
public works in excess of $1
million when amendments
to the Contractors Bill are
finally completed, I think
that Bahamas Contractors
“Association president
‘Stephen Wrinkle has a point
‘in lobbying for the prongs
policy.

Mr Wrinkle argues that
requiring pe erformance
bonds would complement
the Bill's intent to license
Bahamian contractors in the
work categories and contract
size for which they qualify.

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MALCOLM ADDERLEY IS
INVISIBLE AGAIN!

During the PLP’s vote 0) no confidence in the
Speaker of the House, Elizabeth MP Malcolm Adder-
ley was again an invisible man.

For several months following the May 2 elections, it
has been speculated that Mr Adderley will walk the
floor and officially join the FNM. In the run-up to the
election, Mr Adderley’s nomination was noticeably
held up by his party. I, like many others — even in his
party — thought that he would be relegated to the
political wilderness. Surprisingly, he won his seat and
I congratulate him.

The Elizabeth MP’s party allegiance has been in
question since he opted to remain as chairman of the

Bahamas Gaming Board. Mr Adderley has also been
rumoured to have felt snubbed by the PLP during
their time in SONcrament as he was never given a
muiniste d Sears held two
posts, as both Minister of Baueseen and Attorney
General.

It is also speculated that Mr Adderley felt that he
was not supported by his party during the election
campaign.

Malcolm Adderley’s absence must have left for-
mer PM Perry Christie feeling deeply insecure, because
if the Elizabeth MP was to tale the long walk across
the floor of the House, all of *,e PLP’s court actions
would count for naught.

Is it that Mr Adderley was conveniently absent
because he didn’t want to vote against a Speaker with
whom he would soon share allegiances?

When PM Hubert Ingraham was recruited to
become leader of the FNM, it was exclaimed that “the
eagle had landed.” This time, if Malcolm Adderley
abandons the PLP’s sinking ship, new meaning will
be given to the Bahamian maxim “bush crack, man



gone!”

gations to rid his ministry of
any corrupt employees who
might be subject to bribes
and may even be on the pay
roll of certain unscrupulous
contractors who use them
for inside information and
to give favourable accounts
of the progress of any public
works.

It appears that the days
when crooked contractors

work but continue to get a
free ride on the taxpayers
hog from one big contract to
another, due to party affilia-
tions, may be coming to an
end.

Dr Deveaux is a man of



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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 9



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Bahamas and US to partner in fight against WMDs

@ By Lindsay Thompson



A PRIORITY of the endur-
ing relationship between the
Bahamas and the United States
is the conclusion of a Prolifera-
tion Initiative Ship Boarding
Agreement to combat the rise
of weapons of mass destruction,
said newly appointed United
States Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Ned Siegel.

During a ceremony at Goy-
ernment House, Governor Gen-
eral Arthur Hanna accepted Let-
ters of Credence from US Presi-
dent George W Bush, accrediting
attorney and businessman Ned
Siegel as Ambassador of the
United States of America to the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

The Governor General also
accepted the Letter of Recall of
former US Ambassador John
Rood, whom he said served in
the Bahamas with distinction.

He said he was confident that
Ambassador Siegel’s tenure
would prove productive in fur-
thering bilateral cooperation
between both countries.

“J gladly accept your commit-
ment to further strengthen Unit-

ed States/Bahamas relations in
many areas inclusive of illegal
drugs, illegal immigration,
defending human rights, advanc-
ing democracy, and anti-terror-
ism,” the governor general said.

Ambassador Siegel alluded to
the close and productive bilater-
al partnership that exists between
both governments, including the
joint efforts to combat narcotics
trafficking through Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT).

“We have made significant
strides in these areas. The estab-
lishment of the mega ports and
container security initiative pro-
grammes in Freeport has made
important progress in our joint
efforts,” the governor general
said. He noted that the Bahamas
was particularly appreciative of
the most recent demonstration
of the joint partnership — the
United States’ assistance follow-
ing Tropical Storm Noel.

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pledge to utilise your business
expertise to advance trade and
investment between our two
countries will promote econom-
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its promotion of literacy and
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mutually beneficial academic
exchanges which have been fore-
shadowed.
Ambassador Siegel acknowl-
edged that both countries enjoy a
close and productive bilateral
partnership rooted in the many
direct ties. “The, Bahamian and
American people share a com-
mitment to the values of democ-
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tinue to support the operational
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to combat the threat of prolifer-
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finalising a Proliferation Initia-

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people 'and ideas by ensuring the

embassy’s consular section pro-

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CHAPTER ELEVEN
Runaway Wagon

June 26-July 1, 1828. On the road to Hard-
ensburg, Kentucky.

THE STORY SO FAR: The night after the
children’s escape from Mr. Cottland’s house,
they discover that half their money is gone—and
that Jesse is missing Papa’s letter.

Papa’s directions take us along the road to
Hardensburg. We spend five days on that fine,
dusty road. There are even bridges over some of
the'creeks. Little groups of people and animals
pass, but they’re all hurrying west, driving pigs,
cows, and even a flock of geese down the mud-
dy track. “Where are they going?” I ask.

“Out to the prairies,” Moses says: His face is
sad as he watches them go, but he kicks up Pearl
with his heels. I guess he’s given up on his
dream.

Mr. Cottland’s tin tub seems a long way back.
Our clothes are muddy, my hands are blistered
from holding the reins, and our supplies are
running low. One night Moses shoots a hare and
we feast on rabbit stew, but the next day we’re
back to johnnycake again. When I scorch our
supper, Solomon weeps for Mama and Louisa
joins in. Even Sandy whimpers, but I don’t let
myself cry. Once I start, | might never stop.

Six days from Shawneetown, we finally burst

out of the woods. I’m so happy to see the open
sky, I don’t notice the steep hill until the mule

breaks into a trot. The wheels rumble and slide

on the dry ruts. “Slow down!” Moses shouts.
He’s up ahead on the mare.

“Whoa!” I yell, and pull back on the reins. .

The wagon bucks and lurches. “We’re going
too fast!”

Solomon and Louisa scream, the puppy yips,
and Moses slides off Pearl, grabbing Sadie’s bri-
dle as she canters past. She jerks her head and
drags him along. “Grab the brake!” Moses yells.

Louisa and Solomon lean back on the wood-
en brake, but their spindly arms aren’t strong
enough to stop the clattering wheels. I haul on

the reins. “Moses, let go! She’ll crush you!”

. He turns, lunges for the wagon, and catches
the brake. His eyes bug out like a grasshopper
and he braces his body against the wheel just as
an ox cart lumbers toward us. It fills the whole
road. “Watch out!” I scream.

Sadie swerves to the side. The wagon scrapes
a tree and nearly tips over. Sadie squeals and
kicks, caught in the traces.

Louisa and Solomon are wailing but safe. I

run to Moses. He crouches in the road grip-
ping his ankle, his face streaked with axle grease.
“The wheel ran over my foot. Find Pearl,” he
moans.

The mare is gone, our wagon is wedged
between two trees with a broken spoke, and
Moses is badly hurt. I stare at my brother. IfI
touch his bleeding ankle, will I make it worse? |
bite my lip. Moses is the oldest, the one who
takes care of us. If he can’t walk, how will we go
on?

_ I feel like giving up, but someone shouts,
“Hold tight! Help is coming!”

A short, bowlegged man trundles toward us.
He clucks over Moses like an angry hen, then
pokes his ankle. Moses moans, but the man
says, “Not broke; just sprained, with a nasty cut.
We'll help you, lad.” He points at me. “Take his
other side.” ..... Wentiea aie eee ut SENG

Moses drapes one arm over my shoulder, the
other over the man’s, and we lift him up. I turn
toward our wagon, but the man shakes his head.
“Put him in my cart. Cabin’s just down the
road. Martha will fix him.”

Is this man safe? Never mind; we can’t worry
about that now. Moses sits in the back of the
cart, his leg propped up, while the man and I
back Sadie out from between the trees.
Solomon yanks his thumb from his mouth.
“The devil!” he cries, pointing at the man.

“Solomon! Don’t be rude.” But I see what he
means. Everything about the man is red: his

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bushy hair and beard, his shirt and cheeks, even
his suspenders. :

The man laughs. “Don’t worry, lad. I’m just
old Henry Smith. Martha and I will get you
out of this fix.” :

The wagon works, in spite of the broken
spoke., We find Pearl just beyond the oxcart, her
eyes wild, her ears flat against her head. The
white circle on her nose, which gives Pearl her
name, is smudged. “Easy, girl,” Moses calls. I
hand him the reins, and he keeps a tight hold as
Pearl trots after the cart.

“We're going the wrong way,” Louisa says
suddenly.

I look down at her, surprised. “Aren’t you”

smart!” I stroke her hair. “Don’t worry. We'll
get back on the trail as soon as Moses feels bet-
ter.”

The Smiths’ cabin sits at the-edge of the
woods. A little field of. tobacco grows in the
hollow at the foot of the hill. The shiny green
plants zigzag around the rotten tree stumps.
They make me think of Papa’s corn that never
came up right.

Mr. Smith whistles and a tall, bony woman
with big hands comes to the door. A smile lights
up her face. “You poor young ones!” Her voice
trills up and down as she fusses over us. “What
a lovely surprise!”

Having Moses hurt doesn’t seem “lovely” to
me. When Mrs. Smith pulls off my brother’s
boots, L.cover my mouth. His foot is caved in

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where the wheel rolled over his ankle. Mrs.
Smith cleans his foot and wraps it in a poultice.
“Hold onto my boots,” Moses says. I clutch
them to my chest.

“Do you have willow bark for his pain?” I
ask.

Mrs. Smith’s eyebrows shoot up. “What a
clever girl. Who taught you about healing?”

“Mama,” I say, and then clamp my mouth
tight. How could I be so dumb? I’m shaking
inside, but I can’t let on. We’re about to do
the most dangerous thing of all: stay in a
strangers’ home—without Papa’s letter to keep
us safe. And it’s all my fault.

(Continued on Tuesday) 5

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Illustrations copyright © 2007 C. B. Mordan
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was that of the missing Kenneth Lightbourne,

45.

Assistant Supt Loretta Mackey, assistant press
liaison officer, reported that the body. was dis-
covered at around 3.45pm on Caravel Road off
East Sunrise Highway.

Ms Mackey said that police are unable to say
whether the body is that of Mr Lightbourne.

“We know that Kenneth Lightbourne is miss-
ing, but because of the advanced stage of decom-
position we cannot definitely say at this time
whether it is a male or female," she said.

Kenneth Lightbourne was reported missing on
Monday by family members when he failed to
return home on Saturday evening after leaving
work around 1 1.45pm.

Mr Lightbourne's vehicle — a Mitsubishi
Eclipse, license number 67 — was discovered in the
parking lot of the RND Plaza on Monday. It is
believed that blood was found inside the vehicle.

When The Tribune arrived at the scene around
5pm, several police vehicles and a hearse from
Restview Memorial Mortuary were at the scene.
A portion of Caravel Road was cordoned off
with crime scene tape to prevent access to

. motorists.

Several of Mr Lightbourne's co-workers at
Zorba's Restaurant and close friends arrived
shortly afterwards to see if in fact the body was

‘that of their missing colleague.

The body was removed from the scene around
6pm by hearse and taken to the morgue at Rand
Memorial Hospital,

Ms Mackey said that the police are appealing to
members of the public to assist them with they
investigations.

“We are appealing to members of the public to
contact the police ‘at 350-3107/8 or 911 if they
had seen something that would have been suspi-
cious when Mr Lightbourne would have left
work,” she said. :

This Grand Bahama death brings the number

LOCAL NEWS

Copperfield

FROM page one

questioned at least one
employee of the private island
—a native of Fort Lauderdale.
. The employee reportedly
worked asa food and equip-
ment deliveryman on Musha
Cay.

Last month a 21-year-old
woman alleged that Copper-
field had raped her during her
stay on his private island of
Musha Cay.

The woman did not report
the rape in the Bahamas, nor
did she go to the police until
she returned home to Seattle,
Washington.

Immediately after the alle-
gations became public, Cop-
perfield issued a statement,
vehemently denying the alle-
gation that he sexually assault-
‘ed a woitian in the Bahamas.

Mr Copperfield’s lawyer
David Chesnoff said in a state-
ment on the weekend that the
allegation is “100 per cent
false” and that he and his
client deny it in the strongest
possible terms.

“Tt is important these alle-
gations be put into perspec-
tive,” the statement said.

“An unidentified woman
has made serious allegations
against David Copperfield.






































revealed her identity to us, we
know these allegations are
false because David Copper-
field has never forced himself
on anyone.”









Although authorities have not. ,

of homicides up to 65 for the year.

FROM page one

Centre Mall.

The 11th grader told The Tri-
bune that fights are breaking out
with alarming frequency in the
“The Gulf” area, which is used
as a short-cut by students.

He said that students fight
amongst themselves, but are
sometimes also attacked by
young adults living in the Yel-
low Elder Gardens community.

The 11th grader said that the
level of violence escalates with
every fight and he is afraid that
a student is going to. get seri-
ously injured or killed one of
these days. :

“These students come to
school armed. They have knives
and all kinds of weapons,” he
said. ;

- An administrator at Govern-

ment High said although he was ;
unaware of yesterda SHRM :
knows of the problems stem je:

ming from the “The Gulf.”

He explained that in the past
students from Government
High walked along the highway
to and from school, but that they
were often heckled and experi-
enced other difficulties along
that route.

In recent years, he said, more



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and more students have been
using the short-cut parallel to
the highway, which has led to
“The Gulf” becoming a prob-
lem area.

“Police are aware of it and I
guess they are trying their best,
but it’s difficult,” he said.

In the two months since
schools reopened after the sum-
mer bre al, a number of students
have been hospitalised from
serious injuries suffered during
fights that occurred either on or
niear-school campuses.

In the space of a week, two
high school students — one from
AF Adderley Junior High
School and one from Cl Gib-
son Senior High School —

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LOCAL NEWS



Official produces documents
he said did not exist in his dept









































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Sunday,
MicDouald's will make a donation to a

FROM page one

documents provided to Mr
Davis commenting on whether
or not people lived in Pinewood.
This was described as “disgust-
ing” by Senior Justice Allen.
Mr Johnson confirmed that a
meeting did occur with the PLP
legal team on Wednesday, with
some information being provid-
ed to them and parameters
being established surrounding
what is desired by the PLP side.
A deadline of 3pm today has
been set for the production of
the remaining information, and
Mr Johnson expects this dead-
line will be met. Mr Davis told
the court he was satisfied with
the progress in this matter.
Danielle McKenzie, a voter



.

in question, testified after the
court was advised on those mat-
ters. She said she lives on
Guinep Street with her mother
and has lived ‘there for three
years. When it was suggested by
Justice Isaacs that she use the
large subdivision map, with the
boundaries of the Pinewood
constituency drawn on it, Ms
McKenzie pointed to an area
outside of the constituency.

FNM Lead Counsel Michael
Barnett also concluded his
cross-examination of Patrice
Cleare, an assistant in the
Pinewood constituency office,
following Ms McKenzie’s testi-
mony. Mr Barnett raised a par-
ticular issue with Ms Cleare’s
declaration in an affidavit that
she did not know voters, such
as Warrick Moss and Nikeya
\




























Cleare —- among others —
although in court she said that
she did. Ms Cleare said that this
was an “oversight” and there
was only a short time to prepare
the document.

Akaha Knowles, a secretary
in the PLP Pinewood con-
stituency office, who lives on
Avocado Street in the con-
stituency, was another witness
who gave testimony yesterday
about several voters of whom
she has personal knowledge.

Marlo Gardiner, who she said
she knew from the neighbour-
hood and used to live four hous-
es back from her, moved a year

‘ago to Malcolm Allotment. This

area is in the Kennedy con-
stituency, she claimed.

Ms Knowles further told the
court that she went to primary
school with Kendal Seraphin —
who according to investigator
John Munroe’s testimony may
be a Haitian. She said he used to
live two houses down from her
in Peardale. Mr Seraphin, she
claimed,, moved from his resi-
dence, which she admitted was
in. the Pinewood constituency,
last year September. She said
she has been informed that he is
now in Eleuthera where he went
for employment.

Mr Barnett questioned why
Ms Knowles did not ask
Seraphin directly where he lived
when she saw him after the elec-
tion, during his cross-examina-
tion. She admitted to having
seen him during her evidence-
in-chief. Ms Knowles said she
was not aware that he was a
challenged voter at the time.

The court only heard testi-
mony during the morning ses-
sion yesterday as Mr Davis
asked for time to assess the case
after a “fast and furious” week.
Indicating that the trial is mov-
ing closer to conclusion, Mr
Davis informed the court that
he is likely to conclude.the Peti-
tioner’s case by next Thursday,
with it extending to the
following Wednesday.at the lat-
CS

The case adjourned to Mon-
day at 10am.



Channels

to contact

RBDF

officers

THE Royal Bahamas Defence

: Force has announced to boaters
: there are two designated HF SSB

: who detected lethal amounts of .
: the pesticide cypermethrin in -

channels on which officers can be

: contacted.

The two frequencies are 3.786
MHZ USB, and 4.125.

“Additionally channel 16 dis-
tress and calling are monitored
24 hours at the RBDF Coral Har-

. bour Base/Harbour Unit and by

all patrol craft. Mariners are
advised that the VHF radio has a
range of only 25 miles,” said a
release.

For those who have satellite
phones, the RBDF also has a
satellite contact number — 001
8717 647 15526 — which is moni-
tored around the clock.

Police official
criticises lab in
Woolmer case

@ KINGSTON, Jamaica

THE lead police investigator
into the death of Pakistan’s crick-
et coach said Thursday he has no

confidence in the state-run foren- ©

sic lab that reported finding lethal
amounts of a pesticide in Bob
Woolmer’s stomach, according to
Associated Press.

Deputy Police Commissioner
Mark Shields, testifying at an
inquest into Woolmer’s death,
said the government’s Forensic
Science Laboratory is in need of
vast upgrades after years of
neglect.

“Its standard of equipment,
procedure, processes and securi-
ty are not anywhere near the lev-
el I'd like to see,” Shields said.

Shields also questioned the .
findings of Fitzmore Coates, a -.

senior forensic officer at the lab

: Woolmer’s stomach and in urine
: and blood samples.taken from
i the late coach.

Independent tests recently

; completed on Woolmer’s stom-
: ach samples found no traces of
: the potentially deadly cyperme-
} thrin, casting doubt on the. panier
: findings.

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Bahamas seeks
‘goods only’ EPA

with Europe

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor

THE Bahamas is seeking
a “goods only” Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European
Union (EU), something The
Tribune was yesterday told
the Europeans
amenable to, with the min-
- ister of state for finance hav-
ing attended a critical meet-
ing on the trade deal in
Brussels last week.
Zhivargo Laing, who has
responsibility for trade mat-
ters, confirmed yesterday
that he attended a minister-
ial meeting, featuring all
ministers responsible for
trade from the 77-nation
strong African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group,
that was held in Brussels.
He was accompanied by
Simon Wilson, the Ministry
of Finance’s director.of eco-
nomic. planning, but
declined to discuss any

SEE page eight



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FRIDAY,

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SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia. es

New vessel to double -
Briland trip capacity

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMAS FERRIES, the
inter-island ferry transportation
company, has contracted for a

new vessel to replace the Bo

Hengy that is double the latter’s
passenger capacity, ensuring it
will no longer be “leaving sig-
nificant numbers of passengers
behind” during peak demand
periods.

Khaalis Rolle, the company’s
chief marketing officer, told The

Tribune yesterday that the new

vessel, which has been called
the Sea Flight during its pro-
duction, although it has yet to
be officially named, was likely
to be delivered to Bahamas Fer-
ries in August 2008.

It was likely to enter into full
service, on the route from Nas-
sau to Spanish Wells, Harbour

Islands and Governor’s Har- .

bour in “late summer, early

Government _
‘intends’ to hold |
BTC discussions |

Signs privatisation deal with
Bluewater possibly back on track |

B By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

‘THE Government is intend-

ing to have discussions with
‘the bidder for a 49 per cent
stake in the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC), the minister of state
for finance telling The Tri-
bune yesterday that talks may
have happened while he was
abroad on government busi-
ness.

In what some may interpret
as a sign that the BTC privati-
sation is back on track,
Zhivargo Laing said the Gov-
ernment at least intended to
meet with Bluewater Com-
munications Holdings, and
may already have done so and
begun talks with them.

“There were some discus-

sions that have to be had in
relation to some things,” Mr
Laing said. “I know the inten-
. tion is for that to happen.”
He added that he was
- unsure if discussions between
Bluewater and the Govern-
ment had already been held,
as he had been away on gov-
ernment business, and the
matter would have been han-
dled by the Office of the
_ Prime Minister.

‘Bluewater had endured a
more-than five month wait to

hear from the new FNM goy-:

ernment on whether it wanted
to proceed with the BTC pri-

vatisation, and its $260 million
offer that had been agreed in
principle just before the for-
mer Christie administration
demitted office.

Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, Blue-
water’s attorney, had previ-
ously told The Tribune that
his clients were “keen” to con-
clude the privatisation and
acquisition of a 49 per cent
stake in BTC, and had not

' pulled out. Instead, they were

Waiting to hear patiently from
the Government as to how the

process could move forward. -

Bluewater had initially been
prepared to pay $255 million
for a 49 per cent BTC stake,
the Christie government hav-
ing held out for $250 million.
An arrangement was worked
out where Bluewater would
pay $220 million upfront, a
further $35 million after a five-

year cellular monopoly:

expired, and a final $5 million
in the sixth year for $260 mil-
lion.

That price was double the
amount offered by Bahama-
Tel, the leading bidder in the
failed 2003 privatisation
process.

The fact that the Govern-
ment and Bluewater are at
least inching towards resuming
talks will encourage long-time
privatisation advocates to
believe that the protracted 10-
year saga to sell Bie toa

SEE page a nine

H : GARLAND EVANS"
AN INNOCENT MAN STANDS
FOR JUSTICE

In 1998, Business entrepreneur

poche

GARLAND EVANS was investigated for
alleged “wire fraud of faxing inaccurate |

financial

statements”.

The FBI |

investigated these charges and found |
the Government could not charge Mr. |
Evans with the wire fraud of financial |

statement.

The final

ACTUAL charge

presented against Evans on June 4th, |
2002 was “receiving a letter dated July jj
3rd, 1997 via facsimile from his supplier, |
MM of PDI, regarding the status of Jagar’s —

account receivable”.

The term “lulling” |

(Lulling meaning making someone “feel” |
safe when they are not) was put forth |
to the District Court of Dade County and |
Evans was summarily charged, one day |
before the statute of limitations expired. |



See Page 3 Business Section For More Details

* Bahamas Ferries contracts for 350-seat Bo
Hengy replacement, set to arrive in summer

2008

* Company warns fuel surcharges to be
imposed on passengers from November 26,
as oil now more than three times price

when company formed

* Working with government on plan to
reconfigure Potter’s Cay dock

fall”, and with a 350-seat capac-
ity it will be more than double
the Bo Hengy’s 177 seats.
“Customer demand for Har-
bour Island has gone up, and in
peak periods we’re leaving sig-
nificant amounts of passengers
behind because we don’t have
the capacity,” Mr Rolle said.
“Now, we’re doubling the
capacity and adding to the com-
fort level. It’s a larger vessel,
far more state-of-the-art and far

more luxurious. In this case,
we're going to be experimenting
with a business class, first-class
concept.”

Meanwhile, Mr Rolle said the
surge in global oil prices had
forced Bahamas Ferries to
impose a fuel surcharge on pas-
senger tickets from November
26, 2007, onwards.

With oil prices now over $90

SEE page seven





ROT AYES OETA GOT OAR

John Ss George flagship -
store ‘97% complete’

_ Set for December 5 re-opening, as
_ QBC exits phone card business

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

JOHN S:GEORGE’S flagship Palmdale.

store is “97 per cent complete” on its refit
and remodelling, The Tribune was told
yesterday, and should be re-opened on
December 5, 2007, to join the three Lyford
Cay-based stores that were re-opened on
Monday. °

Andrew Wilson, John S George’s own-
er and president/chief executive, said the
company had received an “exceptional
response” to the opening of the John S
George, ACE Hardware and Radio Shack
outlets at the Lyford Cay Shopping Centre.
Once the Palmdale refurbishment was
completed the company would turn its
attention to the John S George stores at
Cable Beach and the Harbour Bay Shop-
ping Centre.

Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said his Quality
Business Centre (QBC) retail chain, once

the largest seller of pre-paid phone cards in
the Bahamas by volume, had exited that
line of business one month ago.

He said; “We. gave all our kiosks to the, _

salespersons who operated them, so we’re
totally focused on our retail, non-card,
enterprises.”

Explaining the decision to exit the phone
card market, Mr Wilson told The Tribune:
“As BTC brought more vendors into the
market, I foresaw the erosion of the mar-
gins, and made a determination, having
crossed the bridge with John S George, to
put all our focus into that and survive or
perish by it.”

Mr Wilson, a retail entrepreneur,
acquired John S George last year from the
investor consortium put together by former
Freeport Concrete chief executive Ken
Hutton. Apart from QBC, he also owns
the Radio Shack franchise for the
Bahamas, and through Quality Apparel,
also owns the formats 1999 Broadway,



Andrew Wilson

Fashion Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for Men,

and Just Kidding. ne
He told The Tribune yesterday that .-,

since taking over the business, the John S

George store at Independence Drive had

SEE page nine .

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Where is the wisdom we
have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge that
we have lost in information?
Where is the information
that we have lost in data?
- TS Lewis

HE poet TS Lewis

knew a hundred
years ago that wisdom fol-
lows a defined path. It is
derived out of knowledge,
which is derived out of infor-
mation, which is in turn
derived from data. Not much
has changed since then,
except that the sheer amount
of data and information has
increased exponentially. Wel-
come to the age of informa-
tion overload.

When I grew up in the
1960s and 1970s, information
was hard to come by. It was
expensive, at a premium and
only available to the few.
You either had to join a
library or use somebody’s
research facilities. When
reports were made available
they were costly and only in
written form.



experts had better informa-
tion than us (known as infor-
mation asymmetry). What
the Internet has done is bril-
liantly democratise informa-
tion and shift the advantage
from the few to the many.
Anyone can. become an
‘expert’ in a short time,
including myself.

However, it is a double-
edged sword. We have
become addicted to informa-
tion. We now need to find
out what is the first, the best,
the cheapest, the fastest, or
the lightest, and we spend a
lot of our time doing it.

Recent IDC research



“Recent IDC research
found that the average
office worker spends up to
25 per cent of their time
researching online. This is
unproductive time at best,
and time wasting at worst.”



“ In’ the last’20 ‘years;-since

the Internet digital reyolu- |
_ tion, something strange has

happened. Information
exploded exponentially, and
now the Internet is awash
with a huge amount of infor-
mation on every conceivable
topic. Today, we are plugged
into a 24/7 global economy
with constantly expanding
content.

Stephen D. Levitt and
Stephen J. Dubner, in their
book Freakonomics, talk
about how the Internet has
levelled the playing field as
far as information is con-
cerned. Before the Internet,

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foundsthat-the average-office=

4

worker spends up to 25 per

i cent of their time research-

ing online. This is unproduc-
tive time at best, and time
wasting at worst. And we
have to somehow fit it into
our regular schedule at work
and home. We end up hav-
ing less free time; we are

working harder, rushing from .

place to place-and living a
more stressful and compli-
cated life. Time poverty is
now one of our biggest com-
plaints, and our addiction to
information a primary cause.
We spend more and more
time researching, and this
puts more pressure on multi-
tasking. The line between
work and play blurs as we

_ tun out of leisure time.

Add to this the increased
complexity of the technolog-
ical tools that we now use.
Most of us now have com-
plex pdas, phones, and multi-
function devices that require
more of our attention every
day to manage.

There has been a subtle
shift from information being
a scarce resource to our
attention now being the
scarcest resource. Our atten-
tion is what marketers are
trying to get at in an increas-
ingly saturated and noisy
space. And they now do this
increasingly online through
e-mails, eBooks, eZines,
newsletters and blogs. There
is a phenomenal amount of
content generated everyday
by Internet marketers, and it
is virtually impossible to keep
up with it.

According -to recent
research, across the planet
over 60 billion e-mails and
14 billion instant messaging
chats take place every day.
Look at your e-mail inbox
and see how many more e-
mails you get today than you
did just a few years ago. We
are literally bombarded with
unsolicited information, and



from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area Ov have won an
award,

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

Business

Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear





it’s impossible to deal with
this barrage of information. It
is more information than we
can possibly process. And the
speed just seems to keep
increasing.

And here is the paradox.
When you have a glut of
information, its value
plunges. We have become
useless at managing this
abundance of information.
The more choice you have,
the more confusion reigns,
often leading to paralysis.

_Just ask somebody recently

diagnosed with cancer. It is
so hard to tell what informa-
tion is useful, which is inher-
ently biased, and which is
downright incorrect.

It is hard to keep track of
all this information, as we
haven’t been trained to
process it. Filtering data, and
reducing it to a manageable
state, is going to be one of
the key differentiators
between those who find suc-
cess in business and those

. Who don’t.

Research has shown that
information overload causes
among other things, stress,
ill-health, anxiety, confusion,
frustration, self-doubt,.
reduced attention span, poor
decision-making, less ability’

to-think clearly;-ineréased*
tendency to make mistakes, «.

overconfidence, and analysis
paralysis... |

Yet despite these symp-
toms, we still hoard informa-
tion and become information
junkies. In fact; more infor-
mation is bought, never lis-
tened to, or read than ever
before. We have developed
a mentality that we should
buy it “just in case” we need:
it in the future. And what
happens, of course, is that the
material just languishes in
some storage unit Or cup-
board.

One of the ways we com-
pensate for information over-
load is that we tend to latch
on to the first bit of informa-
tion we find. We grab what
information we can, usually
the first thing that comes
along, the first chapter, or a
summary. This can give us a
false sense. of security, and
often leads to the danger of
drawing conclusions from
incomplete information.
Often we give up and don’t
complete the’ exercise at all.
We procrastinate, postpone;
and fail to draw any conclu-
sions at all in the mistaken
belief that we are going to
look at it again later.

So what to do? Well, there
are a few things that you can
do. You'll need to read next
week’s column to find out.

NB: This column is avyail-
able as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.com

Mark draws on 20 years of
top level business, marketing
and communications experi-
ence in London and the
Bahamas. He is chief oper-
ating officer of www.ezpze-
mail.com, currently lives in
Nassau, and can be contacted
at markalexpalmer@mac.com

© Mark Palmer. All rights
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 3B



Fiscal deficit up to $23.2m

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government’s fiscal deficit for the
first two months of its 2007-2008 financial
year rose to $23.2 million, compared to a
$0.4 million surplus achieved for the same
time last year, as recurrent and capital
spending rose by 4.1 per cent and 25 per
cent respectively.

Reporting on monthly economic devel-
opments for the month of September, the
Central Bank of the Bahamas said that
while total government spending for the

Credit growth declines, as economy's expansion ‘moderates’

months of July and August 2007 rose by
7.7 per cent, revenues declined by 3,4 per
cent, driven by a 5.4 per cent fall-off in
tax receipts.

Government revenues and grants fell
3.38 per cent to $205.7 million, while cus-
toms duties for July and August 2007 fell
by 1.42 per cent against 2006 compara-
tives to $82.9 million,

Meanwhile, to no one’s great surprise,
the Central Bank said there were indica-

tions that “the expansion in the Bahamian
economy moderated somewhat during
September, amid a levelling off in foreign
investment inflow and tourism activity”.

It added: “The Bahamian economy is
expected to maintain a moderated growth
profile through the balance of this year,
supported by stable domestic demand and
ongoing construction activity.

“However, additional pressure will be
exerted on external reserves, based upon

expectations of tontinuing higher oil prices
and increased imports related to the sea-
sonal build-up in inventories.”

As at end-September 2007, the Bahami-
an external reserves stood at $471.31 mil-
lion, some $86 million down on the previ-
ous year’s $547 million comparative. Yet
the September 2007 figure was still some
$19.4 million up on the 2006 year-end posi-
tion.

For the first nine months of 2007,

Bahamian dollar credit growth was 10 per
cent lower at $471.9 million, compared to
the previous year. Mortgage and consumer
credit growth dropped by $35.4 million
and $26.2 million respectively, to
$219.8 million and $143.2 million, respec-
tively.

For September alone, private sector
credit growth fell by more than 40 per
cent to $49.8 million, as growth in mort-

ages and consumer credit dropped by
$83 thillion and $8.4 million respectively to
$14.7 million and $24.4 million respec-
tively.

Through all of the investigation and allegation, Evans kept his public persona intact,
focusing on the growth of his many businesses, downplaying or ignoring the false
allegations and unproven facts that were charged against him. He playeda key role in
the Families’ successful businesses, operated by his children, Tiffani Evans, President
of Prime Bahamas which continues to flourish and newly developed successful
venture, Nautilus Water run by his son, Jason Evans, President. Throughout all of
the decades of business, The Evans family continues to.be a successfully operated —
Bahamian organization. This testimony is demonstrated through their commitment
to each other and their continued growth within the business community.

Questions on
-— tourism ad

A CARRIBEAN tourism advisor has questioned
whether an island featured in a recent Bahamian Min-
istry of Tourism advertisement is actually located in
this country.

Don Nausbum, in an e-mail sent to The Tribune, said
the ad, which appeared in the October 2007 issue of
Air Canada’s inflight magazine En Route, has been
questioned on the website www.carribeantraveladvi-
sor.info

According to the website, the Bahamian tourist
board said it believed the photo to be of Frozen Cay.
However, the article said: “We have not only deter-
mined that this photo isn’t of Frozen Cay, it isn’t Sandy
Cay or any other cay in the Bahamas.”

The article said Bahamian tourism appeared to.be
using an image of a tiny sandy island, densely covered
in palm trees in their latest promo

However, the article said: “Well, it’s certainly not
from the Bahamas, which sports mainly low lying isles
sparsely covered with pine trees, and the occasional
palm. Aha......where was the image taken? My guess is
that it is either a photo composite, or an image from
either the South Pacific or the Maldives.

“So if a picture tells a thousand words, I’m not sure
what the message is in this case, except perhaps to caus
tion that in the digital age, you can't always believe
what you see.” ,

INDICTMENT

On June 4th, 2002 he was charged with “Lulling” on 3 counts. February 1st,
2003 a trial was entered on a discovery basis only. (A discovery trial allows the
Defendant to cross-examine the prosecution’s witness(es) only, it does not allow
the Defense to give evidence, submit evidence, present witness(es) or testify). On
February 3rd, 2003 the verdict was returned guilty, however the Judge did not
make a decision on whether or not to let the charges stand as stated, to change
the Jury verdict or dismiss the case. The Judge on this case allowed H. Garland
Evans to return to The Bahamas and permitted him to travel around the world,
conducting his business and personal commitments. Evans was released on
bond, with his own integrity, which is highly unheard of in Federal based cases.
This act was a testimony of faith by the Judge on behalf of Mr. Evans’ character
and integrity. On August 20,.2004, 18 months later, the Judge dismissed 2 of
these 3 counts ; only one “Lulling” charge was formally presented due to the
response of the fax document by the company’s comptroller. If there was no
response to this fax document, this count would have also been dismissed.

TRIAL

Evans’ commitment to clear his name was demonstrated by meeting the guidelines
requested by the Judge during the entire trial and continues to this date. During
the trial, the Judge did caution the owners of the Company (PDI) alleging the
charges that their testimony could be used. at another date on Insurance Fraud
charges and/or Perjury. There are also two key items that the discovery trial did not
address which relate to (1) the failure of the prosecutor to call a key witness to give
evidence which may have cleared Mr. Evans of culpability and, (2) itis alleged that
the company may have sought to obtain insurance coveragé after becoming aware
of Jagar’s financial troubles which may not have been disclosed to the insurers.

A, G. Electric Company Ltd.

Licensed Electrical Contractors, Sales and Service

is looking to hire an Electrical Salesperson.
Interested applicants should be high school
graduates, computer literate, personable,
reliable and possess a sound work ethic.
Previous experience an asset.

VERDICT

After the verdict was handed down on February 3rd, 2003, Evans
immediately filed an appeal to the Appellate Court. On November
16, 2006 the Appellate Court denied the appeal and a .motion was.
filed by Evans to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.
April 20th, 2007 the key witness that was not called by the Prosecution to testify
during the initial trial, signed an Affidavit and presented evidence
that exonerates Mr. Evans, this presented Evans the. opportunity to
file a motion for a new trial pending the decision of the Appellate Courts.
The new’ evidence could’ only be presented in = a_ new _ trial.
On October 29, 2007 the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington,
DC decided against hearing the appeal, at which time, Evans was told
that he had until the 16th November, 2007 to surrender to Maxwell AFB
in Montgomery, Alabama to start serving the sentence. Following the
announcement, on October 29th, 2007 the Motion for a New Trial was filed
and recorded the US Government has until December. 7th, 2007 to respond.

No telephone calls please.

Resumes should be faxed to:

242-393-3760

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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

SENTENCING

A maximum sentencing of 18 months was handed down to be served; 11 months at
an Air Force.Base and 4 in home confinement, assuming a new trial is not granted.
This AFB has no bars, fences or locks and all inmates live in barracks, like the military
personnel and have access for further education at college and recreational activities.

_ Bachelor Degree or higher in the field of Civil ‘At a new trial the evidence contained in an Affidavit by a new
Engineering, witness will seek to establish that evidence was concealed that
3-5 years experience in Civil Engineering and . .
Construction related fields. the owners of the company my _ have committed insurance fraud.
Registered with the Bahamas Professional Engineers’

Board. :

a RELEASE

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

H. Garland Evans will continue to pursue every means to have the new evidence
presented to the courts to clear his name entirely. After 9 years of legal battle,
and a pending sentence to serve, with evidence at hand to clear his name, he
continues to hold the utmost integrity in the business community and will not stop
until his name is cleared from this charge. His innocence will be proven and his
attorney and the Judge hold legal documentation to this fact, as they anxiously
await a new trial. Evans is supported by his family, friends and legal counsel
who await the news from the US Government if a new trial can be obtained
and if granted a request for immediate release during trial will be requested.
H. Garland Evans would like to thank allofhis suppliers, clients, customers, associates,
staff/employees and friends for their kindness and support throughout and during
this long process. He wishes the very best to everyone during his short absence

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

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

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





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REGULATIONS ACT, 2000

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

lhe creditors of the above-named Company are required, on or before 31st
lanuary 2008 to send their names: and addresses and particular of their
debts of claims* and the names and addresses of their attorneys (if any) to
Nir. Raymond L. Winder, the Official Liquidator of the said company at
West, Centreville, P.O..Box N 7120, Nassau, Bahamas. The
cicditors may be required by notice in writing from the said* Official Liq-
uidstor, by their Attorney or personally, to come in and prove their said
debts or claims at the office of the Official Liquidator at such time as shall
sited in such notice, If in default thereof they will be excluded
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BAIC, BDB must become

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‘fully independent’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Development
Bank (BDB) and other agencies
charged with developing this
nation’s small business sector
must become “fully autonomous
and independent” from paftisan
politics, a private sector repre-
sentative yesterday saying that
their current financial predica-
ments provided an ideal oppor-
tunity for reform.

Marlon Johnson, the Small
Business Association of the
Bahamas’ executive vice-presi-
dent, said it was “way past the
time” when the BDB, Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), government-
sponsored venture capital fund
and government loan guarantee
programme should be consoli-
dated into one.

He again suggested that they
be merged into something called
the Bahamas Small Business
Agency, which would effectively
provide ‘a one-stop shop’ for
everything required by small
businesses, start-ups and entre-
preneurs, including capital and

Financial predicaments
provide ideal opportunity for
reform, with private sector
executive again calling for
consolidation into Bahamas
Small Business Agency

support services.

Speaking in the wake of the
BDB and BAIC financial state-
ments being tabled in the House
of Assembly, Mr Johnson said
the issues exposed by audits of
both organisations could possi-
bly be used by the Government
as areform opportunity and con-
solidate all the agencies into one.

The BDB’s 2006 external
audit, performed by accountants
Moore Stephens Butler & Tay-
lor, reported: “The liquidity
position of the bank, and the
continuing deficits, indicates that
the bank will require equity
injection from the Government
of the Bahamas if it is to con-
tinue as a going concern.”

The BDB sustained a $3.331
million loss for the year to
December 31, 2006, a more than
five-fold increase on the previ-
ous year’s $627,210 loss. At the
year-end date, it had just fixed

assets of $55.761 million, which -

were worth just $117,105 more
than the BDB’s liabilities of
$55.644 million,

Since its incorporation in
1974, the BDB had run-up an
accumulated deficit of $25.741
million through consistent losses.

On the BAIC front, in 2002
the agency lost $942,942, fol-
lowed by a $1.6 million loss in
2003, an increase of $670,624 or
71.12 per cent.

In 2004, the net loss decreased
from $1.614 million to
$812,596.

The agency's assets at year-
end 2004 stood at $2.468 million,
while its total liabilities - inclu-
sive of some $12.082 million in

».advances from, the Governmenge
agencies and they be run as inde-
BAIC’s liabilities then exceed- ,

stood at $13.742 million.

ed assets by $11.273 million, and
with an accumulated deficit of
$22.214 million, it is insolvent
without financial injections from
the Government.

Mr Johnson told The Tribune
yesterday that while all govern-
ments had been “well-inten-
tioned” towards the growth and
development of Bahamian small
businesses, and a number of ini-
tiatives had “shown some suc-
cess over the years”, the
Bahamas now had to look at
doing things differently.

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work elsewhere, we are way past
the time when we should con-
solidate all these small business
programmes and create the
Bahamas Small Business
Agency,” Mr Johnson said. | ~

He added that apart from just
providing capital and financing
to Bahamian entrepreneurs, this
agency also needed to provide
essential support services such
as marketing, accounting, busi-
ness planning and management
support.

“To give money to a small
business ain’t enough,” Mr John-
son added, explaining that many
entrepreneurs often only pos-
sessed an idea or dream in their
head, and had little management
or operational experience when
it came to running a business.

“What we do not need is to
have so many different entities
addressing the same end, “ Mr
Johnson said.

“T don’t think we’ve seen the

required level of co-ordination
and imagination that can really
unleash the type of take-off in
the small business community
that we need.
+ “Maybe the policymakers
could use this opportunity to
address the direction they want
to move in in terms of develop-
ment of small businesses, con-
solidate the disparate parts
out there and create a single enti-
ty.”

Mr Johnson said that if a
Bahamas Small Business
Agency, or the existing BDB and
BAIC, were to function at max-
imum effectiveness. and fulfill
théivimandates, “partisan: poli-
tics” had to be removed from the.

pendent agencies.

“What we need to move
towards is making these fully
autonomous and independent
agencies, with a very clear man-
date and a very clear target,’ Mr
Johnson said.

“We have to figure out a way

of making this thing work, an d
making it work properly.”

He added, though, that small
businesses and entrepreneurs
should not view financing, such
as BDB loans, as “charity” and
not make repayments as sched-
uled.

Nor should Bahamians view
the losses made by BAIC and
BDB as ‘par for the course’, Mr
Johnson saying that just because
they were in a high-risk area -
dealing with and lending to small
businesses, - it should not auto-
matically be assumed that they
would lose money.

He pointed out that a number. °

of small business and micro busi-
ness lending institutions around
the world had become self-sus-

taining, if not profitable, and

“with a little bit of imagination”

and assistance from the likes of’

the Caribbean Development Ban
k (CDB) and Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), there
was no reason why BAIC and
BDB could not be set on this
path.

Agriculture and Marine
Resources Minster, Larry
Cartwright, revealed on Wednes-
day just how ‘out-of’ control’
BAIC had become during Sid-
ney Stubbs’ tenure as executive

chairman, with seemingly no.

spending controls in place and
costs ballooning, plunging the
agency into huge losses.

Some $1.06 million in out-.'

standing rent that should have
been collected from business
tenants at the Solider Road Park

Industrial Park lay on the

Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation’s (BAIC)
books at year-end 2003.

The total rent revenue that
should be collected from the
Solider Road Industrial Park
(SRIP) was $461,973 per annum
at occupancy level, but in 2003
total revenues collected were
only $332,765.

Mr Cartwright added that
despite a suggestion to outsource
the collection efforts, nothing
appeared to happen.

In addition, BAIC’s micro
loan facility was “out of con-
trol”, with significant breaches
in documentation and overall
administration.

Mr Cartwright said obvisus
infractions included; ... a

* No files in place
* No documentation for items
* No assignment of revenue

‘ forms in place

* Where they were in place,
the amounts were not collected

* Violations of policies regard
ing purpose and amounts.

NOTICE

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Firms improperly licensing
computer software products

m By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter



THERE are many companies who are improp-
erly licensing their computer software and not
benefiting from the most cost-efficient way of
installing it on their computer systems, a Bahami-
an information technology professional said yes-
terday.

Ian Hepburn, head of Providence Technology
Group, said the issue of computer licensing, while
not “sexy”, was very important and something his
company was working to address.

“You realise that people are purchasing soft-
ware, and it is not the lowest-cost option. In any
organisation, you have multiple PCs. So normal-
ly what people do is when they get a new PC, they
have the software reinstalled and that is actually
more expensive than buying a group licence,”
Mr Hepburn said.

He explained that companies such as Microsoft
have options where firms can buy licensing in
groups, which is much cheaper than purchasing
one at a time.

“So when the new PC comes in they are prop-
erly licensed to update it,” Mr Hepburn said.

In addition, he said more needs to be done to
prevent issues such as pirating and the reuse of
licensed software.

Mr Hepburn’s company hosted a one-day














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JOB OPPORTUNITY FORA
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An established Bahamian Company is seeking a Financial Controller.

Qualifications for the position are:
¢ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting or applied finance
from an accredited and reputable university.

¢ Proficiency in Accounting Software such as QuickBooks or Peachtree

e Experience in preparing IFRS compliant financial statements

¢ The individual will be responsible for directing the overall financial
plans and accounting practices of the organization.

Interested persons should send resumés to:
P.O. Box CB-12707
Nassau, Bahamas

Microsoft seminar for 70 IT specialists. "Today is
a part of the Providence Group’s commitment
and Microsoft’s commitment to make sure that
the business community is aware of what is avail-
able,” Mr Hepburn said.

“Quite often software is purchased, it’s installed
and it is on a desktop, and it really doesn't change
until your computer stops working and some-
thing forces you to move. So today is taking the
opportunity to showcase the in the market.” .

He said the two software systems which were
introduced yesterday were Microsoft Office 2007
and Windows Vista.

“Microsoft has just released a new version,
Microsoft Office 2007, and it has tremendous
features and capabilities which can save a lot of
time and effort, and allow your work to have a
much more professional feel,” Mr Hepburn said.

“Before you would have to send it out to a
professional graphic designer, but the templates
are now available and you can just select them.”

In the case of Windows Vista, Mr Hepburn
explained that it was a new operating system for
the PC, focused on ease of use and security.

“As you know it is a very big issue, making
sure your data is protected, to make sure that
someone is not walking into your office gaining
information, or if you have a lap top and it
gets lost or stolen, it can protect against that,” he
said.



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reporting and accounting.

Review Bank’s financial results and compare to
historical and sector results.

Review and upgrade all Bank financial management

operations.

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methods for improving.

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Accountable to ensure regulatory mandates are
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Interacts with branches relating to budgeting and other
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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Complete knowledge of accounting, financial analysis,
and budgeting with experience and skills 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:
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c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas



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Ability to maintain moderately complex and automated accounting
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Ability to generate reports in excel with minimum direction

Applications must include cover letter, resume,
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Deadline: November 30, 2007.

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GOLF & OCEAN CLUB

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You ate invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Executive Chef

Key Responsibilities

Establish culinary standard ay Sa ey
Create menus and recipes for high-end and casual dining to include
international and Bahamian cuisine
Maintain food safety standard

Recruit and train culinary team

Manage and develop culinary team
Control food cost

Determine market list and. vendors’: Ne
Design special events

Qualifications:

Â¥ Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts of related subject; professional
certifications

Y Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
with at feast three (3) years international or off-shore experience.

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must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
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standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, sbowe@bakersbayclub.com or
by fax at 242-367-0804.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for appointment to the post of Assistant Sec-
retary II in the Audit Department of The Bahamas
Gaming Board.

Requiremnts for the position: -

e a Bachelor of Science Degree.in Accounting,

° at least five(5) years of aduit experience,

° proficiency in Microsoft Office XP, with particular
emphasis on Excel and Access,

° good analytical skills,

° a knowledge of reconciliation, familiarity with the

_ Accounting and Interanl Controls Regulations,

° supervisory experience,

¢ ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

° a good communication, writing and leadership
skills.

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a plus.

Salary will commersurate with qualifications and
expereince.

Please submit resume and copies of all academic
certificates to Manager, Administration & Personnel,
Bahamas Gaming Board, P.O. Box N-4565, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Deadline for submission should be no later than
Friday, November 23, 2007.



@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
’ Tribune Business
Reporter

EFFORTS to establish an
Bahamas association of

Information Technology.

(IT) providers have tem-
porarily stalled, The Tribune
was told yesterday, although
there was still a strong need
for the field to be profes-

Still strong need for field to
be professionally organised



sionally organisied.

Ian Hepburn, head of
Providence Technology
Group, said the group had

NOTICE

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)

NOTICE

“Creditors having) debtsiooriclaims’ against _ the
‘above-named - Company® are ‘required © to: send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or. before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONGO LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.
Karen Floyd
Liquidator

16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO
' (MER PROFONDE SUD) LIMITED

| NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

established an interim Board
of Directors, which had been
working on creating a Con-
stitution and the foundation
work needed to start an
association.

Mr Hepburn said it was
hard to pinpoint exactly
what had stalled the effort,
although he added that some
time was inevitably lost dur-
ing the summer months
when many board members
were travelling.

He added that such groups
were often notoriously dif-
ficult to create, particularly
because much of the initial
work was being done by
busy senior IT professionals,
who were volunteering time
from their work schedules.

“There is still a strong
need for an IT association.
There are just so many ben-
efits: that these profession-
als and the Bahamas itself
could gain,” Mr Hepburn
said.

For example, he added
that businesses would have
an organisation that could
independently help track the

qualifications of a particular
person - whether they have
been reliable, what their
track record is, and what
pee of job they are suitable

0 do.

It would also provide a
valuable point of contact for
the Government. — j

“IT is a big part of our
present, and it will be a big
part of our future, because
the government will be able
to approach a body that rep-
resents IT professionals, as it:
does with accounting pro-
fessional or legal profes-

sionals. To have that one —

body, I think that would be
tremendously useful,” Mr
Hepburn said.

- He added that an IT asso-
ciation would also provide a
great networking opportuni-
ty for professionals who
sometimes remained stuck
at their desks and did not
meet many people in the’
field.

It would allow them to
share ideas and socialise, but
more importantly give them
the ability as an organisation
to negotiate with large com-
panies, such as Microsoft,
CISCO or IBM, to get dis-
counts or training.

“It is really about organis-
ng ourselves in such a way
that says to the rest of the
world that we are serious,”
Mr Hepburn said.

NOMCE

(MER TRES PROFONDE NORD) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

fos

is in dissolution under the ©

provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the &
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

_ Dated the 13th day of Novemeber, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

SO O

ODUC C

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. as follows:

(a)

is in dissolution under the provisions of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

’ Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

Creditors having debts
above-named Company

or claims
are

the
send

against
required to

particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box

N-624, Nassau,

Bahamas

“on. or before 7th

December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be .excluded from the benefit of any distribution

made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 7B.

New vessel to double |

Briland trip capacity

FROM page one

per barrel on the major global
market indexes, Bahamas Fer-
ries is imposing a fuel sur-
charge on ticket prices of $5
per passenger and $15 po
vehicle.

“This is the first increase in
a couple of years,” M r Rolle

"_. said. “We’ve just been hit so

’ hard. We’re paying more than
three times as much for fuel
as when we started in 1999.
Then, it was $26 per barrel.
Now, it’s $90 per barrel.”
The fuel surcharge increases
were set to apply across all
Bahamas Ferries vessels - the
Bo Hengy, Seawind and
Sealink. Apart-from the Har-
bour Island and Eleuthera
route, the company’s vessels

also serve Fresh Creek and.

Morgan’s Bluff in Andros,
‘Sandypoint in Abaco, The
Current, and Exuma.

Mr Rolle said the Bo
Hengy’s replacement would

be able to carry small roll-on,
roll-off freight. The new vessel
was needed, he added,
because the Bo Hengy was
getting old, with the useful life

of such boats reckoned to be_

10 years - especially those used
as frequently as it had been. .
“We’ve not fully determined

. what we’re going to do with

the Bo Hengy just yet;
whether we keep it in the fleet
and use it at peak periods, or
sell it on the open market,”
Mr Rolle said.

He added that Bahamas
Ferries had made “steady
progress” as a company, with
customer numbers growing
and the firm starting to expe-
rience “traction” as a result.
Yet it had now outgrown its
Potter’s Cay base in Nassau.

“Overall, the company is

very firm,” Mr Rolle said. | :

“Financially, we’re beginning
to see our way clear. This is a
very capital intensive business,
and one of the constant chal-

’ lenges we constantly battle

with is that we have such finite
space from where to operate.
We have outgrown our space
twenty-fold.

“It’s a nightmare at peak
periods, it’s a nightmare for
customers getting on and off
Potter’s Cay dock, and it’s a
nightmare loading vessels,
operating the equipment and
attending to customefs.”

Mr Rolle said there was “no
other location that is econom-
ically viable right now” for

Bahamas Ferries, but added
that the company had been
working with the Port Depart-
ment and Ministry of Works
on plans to reconfigure Pot-
ter’s Cay Dock “so that it
makes sense for ail the opera-
tors”.

“In the new iavout of. Pot-
ter’s Cay that the Government
has on the drawing board”, Mr
Rolle said space was being
allocated to shipping opera-
tors based on their specific
needs.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

RANGA RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.
- LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of RANGA

RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify




PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that |, GINO BENEDICT
VERSANNES of Amos Ferguson Street, New Providence,

Bahamas intend to change my name to GINO BENEDICT
JOSPEH. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poil, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of this notice.








NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
, (No 45 of 2000)

CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

-<¢» PURSUANT TO SECTION 137.(6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consuliants Limited, Liquidator of CENTRIL-
LION INVESTMENTS INC., hereby certify that the winding
up and dissolution of CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.,
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE —

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of CASTLE
VIEW HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of WOOD
GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD., hereby certify that the winding °
up and dissolution of WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL



that the winding up and dissolution of RANGA RAYA INTER-
NATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., has been en aad in accor-
dance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MANSION ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

i PURSUANT .-TO SECTION 137°(6) QF")
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MANSION
ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up and dis-
solution of MANSION ESTATE INC., has been completed in
accordance with the Articles of Dissolution:

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of PARK VIEW
HOLDINGS LTD., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
_ (No 45 of 2000)

TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of TOWER-
LANDS ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF ‘-
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

! We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MARISSA

INTERNATIONAL INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC., has
been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolu-
tion.

- Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPAN IES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MAYFAIR
ENTERPRISES INC., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES
FUND, LTD.
IBC NO.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2) (a) of the
International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, GUTMANN CENTRAL &.
EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD ts in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the GUTMAN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD. Is required on or before the 18th day of
December 2007 to send thelr name, address and particulars of the debt or claim
to the liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such claim fs approved.

We, Sterling (Bahamas) Limited, of Second Floor, Ansbacher House, Shirley

& East Streets North, is the Liquidator of GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD.

oe Limited

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of SEAGATE
INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED hereby certify that the
winding up and dissolution of SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL
INCORPORATED has been om in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution.

Dated ‘the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT |
(No.46 of 2000)

SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.
IBC NO. 116276B

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000,
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP. is in dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the Sabre Associates Comp is
required on or before the 17th of Dec., 2007 to send their name,
address and particulars of the debt or claim to the liquidator of
the company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made such claim is approved.

We. Oaklawn Limited of Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 3085, Road
Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, are the Liquidators of
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.





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THE TRIBUNE



ahamas seeks ‘goods
only’ EPA with Europe

FROM page one

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the December 31, 2007, dead-
line for signing the EPA.
The source said: “What
you'll find is the conclusion
from the meeting by. both the
trade ministers and the offi-
cial representatives was that
most regions are not in a posi-
tion to sign by the deadline”.
The Tribune was told that
CARIFORUM, the
Caribbean regional body of
which the Bahamas is notion-
ally a part in the EPA talks,

-had been ,most advanced in

negotiations with the EU.

Yet the source said: “New
developments came about, so
that the offer CARTIFORUM
“made was not accepted by the
EU. Now a counter-offer has
been made by the EU.”

This counter-offer was said
to be “a little bit more strin-
gent in certain areas” - such as
the timetable for liberalisa-
tion - than CARIFORUM
had wanted or expected, forc-
ing its member countries to
regroup to deal with the new
issues that had arisen.

From the Bahamas’ per-
spective, the source said: “We
are seeking to advance a
goods-only agreement, which
the Europeans agreed they
are amenable to doing. We
are certainly moving towards
that end, to sign at the end of
the year if at all possible as
part of this effort.”

The fact that the Bahamas
is back at the EPA negotiating
table, even if peripherally
involved, has raised some
optimism among the indus-
tries set to be most affected
by the agreement that this
nation will sign up by the
December 31, 2007, deadline
and preserve their duty-free
market access,

Anthony McKinney, presi-
dent of fish processor and
exporter, Paradise Fisheries,
said: “We’re certainly very
encouraged by it, and very
optimistic that we will be at
the table and, hopefully, will
be able to sign.

Yet there is still likely to be
concern that the Government

is pinning its hopes too much
on other countries not meet-
ing the EPA deadline, private
sector representatives having
said previously that the
Bahamas was not taking the
negotiations seriously enough.

There are also concerns
over whether the Bahamas
can actively participate in
negotiations, shaping and
crafting the EPA agreement,
when it has not submitted any
market access or services
offers for inclusion in the
talks.

Hank Ferguson, who is
advising the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce and its glob-
alization/trade liberalization
committee on the EPA, pre-
viously told The Tribune that
this nation still had an oppor-
tunity to participate in the
EPA “very late in the day”,
but needed to go to Brussels
with market access and ser-
vices offers.

Prior to his departure, Mr
Laing said he would not be
carrying any offers, but added

that it would be much easier

for the Bahamas to sign the
EPA if services - especially
financial services - were
excluded from the talks.

“We’re here, but we’re on
the periphery,” Mr Ferguson
told The Tribune of the
Bahamas’ participation in
Jamaica. “We’re not actively
involved; we’re not negotiat-
ing and participating in the
way we need to do. We should
be actively participating in,
shaping and writing the agree-
ment.

“Right now it’s already late,
and much of the text is com-
pleted. The services text from
CARIFORUM is now com-
plete.”

Failing to secure duty- -free
market access to the EU by
not signing the EPA could
add an 8-12 per cent Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) tar-
iff to some $60 million worth i
of Bahamian seafoods prod-
ucts going to that continent,
making them more expensive
and uncompetitive on price.













PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ELISHA CLARKE of
Abraham Street, Clarke’s Alley, PRO. Box SS-5130, New
Providence, Bahamas intend to change my name to ELIJAH
CLARKE. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY TOUSSAINT
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS _ is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LATOYA PLUMMER-

CHEDDESINGH of ST. ALBANS DRIVE, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization

as a citizen. of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

BALDWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Responsible: for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all preventative maintenance: andwy:heavy
pha ¢f2

equipments re pairs are conducted as pér,com-
pany standards. Conducts on-site audits 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 16TH day of

NOVEMBER 2007 io the: Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



Sieebyri

(a) BALDWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED is

in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137(4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

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Abaco Markets

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Fidelity Bank
Cabie Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Famguard
Finco
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

PROFINIUM INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
| Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the

6th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa

Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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CFA LL

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6.01
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14.65
6.04
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Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets

Fund Name
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

1.364118"
3.5388*"*
2.938214***

1.59
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11.18
3.15
6.01
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12.71
14.65
6.04
0.74
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(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on .
the 14th 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
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BORDEAUX INVESTMENTS LTD. 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 14th 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
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator

Positions available at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina:

. Sushi Chef
Diesel/Gasoline Mechanic

A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the
successful candidates. If you are interested in being part of a
dynamic, growing company, please email, mail or fax

Resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
PO Box 24020
South Bimini
Bahamas
Tel: 242-347-3500
Fax: 242-347-3501
fcooney @biminisands.com



Aime



THE TRIBUNE

John S
George
flagship
store ‘97%
complete’
FROM page one

been re-opened, and an
ACE Hardware store also
opened at the same site.

The strategy is for ACE
Hardware to supply hard-
ware and building materi-
als, with John S George’s |
stores establishing a repu-
tation in each of the com-
munities they served as
they key destination for
household appliances and
home furnishings.

Mr Wilson said he want-
ed ACE Hardware to
become “the retail choice
of Bahamians as it relates
to hardware”, having
added more complete lines
of building materials to its
product offerings. —

“By nature I always
wish work proceeds faster
than it does, but Pm
pleased with the progress
so far,” Mr Wilson added.

“We've had our partners
in from AC E Internation-
al, and they’ve commented
that the changes they’ve
seen in John S George
over the last three to four
months are more than in
the last 40 years.”

The flagship Palmdale
store had received a new
storefront, and while some
finishing work might be
required in the New Year,
Mr Wilson said customer
feedback on the improve-
ments and the Lyford Cay
stores had been positive.

“We’re having good
traffic and I’m pleased
with. the sales,” Mr Wilson
said of the Lyford Cay
stores.

“We’ve been working
seven days, around the
clock. With the holiday
season upon us, we don’t
expect to resolve all our
challenges with John S
George in one season , but
we wanted to make sure
our infrastructure was in
i}. place so customers’ ‘could *
® see it.’ :






Bes acon



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 968

Government ‘intends’



‘to hold BTC discussions |

FROM page one

strategic partner may be final-
ly drawing to a close. The
process has spanned three
governments, cost more than
$150 million, and involved one
failed attempt in 2003.

Failing to privatise has ©

also impacted the other
arm of the Government’s
telecommunications sector
policy, namely liberalisa-
tion/deregulation. The for-
mer administration
attempted to restrict the
competition offered by
IndiGo Networks, BTC’s
only legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and Cable
Bahamas, in order to pre-
serve BTC’s value for pri-

vatisation.

Yet this has also deprived
Bahamian consumers of
greater choice, the better
prices competition would

bring, and an improved

quality of service. And all

the while BTC’s revenues -

and profitability are being
eroded by the likes of
Skype, Vonage and other
Voice over Internet Proto-
col (VoiP) providers.
BTC is. now heavily

reliant on its cellular.
monopoly to provide the.

majority of its profits, and
the five-year monopoly in

this area that was required |
to induce Bluewater to pay
the $260 million price is

likely to be one of the
issues up for discussion
between the bidder and the
Government.

While the price looks
good on paper, and the

Bluewater offer seems a-

good one for BTC itself,
the five-year monopoly on
cellular may not be so good
for Bahamian businesses

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provision of Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act,
NOTICE is hereby given that VALIDEZ S.A.
has been dissolved and has been struck off the
Register with effect from October 17th, 2007.

Margaret Tatem-Gilbert and Lorna Kemp
LIQUIDATORS
1 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Centre of Commerce
P.O. Box SS-6289
yes 46) Nassau, Bahamas





SALES
PERSONS
JEEDED!



e Excellent opportunity
for you to control your
income. :

e You are limited only to
your potential |

° Flexible hours available

e Excellent commissions

and benefits

Must have a proven track record in sales

and consumers, as it would
take away the benefits -
seemingly - from greater
competition.

Bluewater attempted to
get round this by offering
a ‘virtual mobile network’,
where rival cellular opera-
tors could pay to use BTC’s
infrastructure to carry their
own services.

New Providence

Vacant lot#1038
(60°x100*°) - Garden
Hills #3. (Appraised

Value
$35,000.00)

Lot #338 (60’°x97.247)
w/hse t,735sq.ft. +

Arawak Ave Pytron’s
Addition (Appraised
Value
$137,000.00)

Lot #4B, Blk #1
(50°x 100’) w/two storey
4 units building — West
of Family St off Soldier
Rd (Appraised Value
$232,000.00)

Lot #30 (60°x100°)
w/duplex (1,686sq.ft.) ~
Golden Gates Estate #1
(Appraised
$177,305.00)

Lots #3.& #4
(50°x100"), Blk #47
w/duplex & shop
1,532sq. ft. — Forbes St
Nassau Village

“Appraised. Value”
“$120, 000.00)

Lot 40°x36°x100"
(3,933sq. ft.) w/building
(1,428sq. ft.) ~ Sutton
Street & St. Bedes Lane
off Kemp Road (Appraise
Value $85,000.00)

Lot #171 (100°x100")
w/two story building -
East St opposite
Deveaux St.
(Appraised Value
$300,000.00)

Lot #120 (7,773sq. ft)
w/house (1,996sq. ft.) —
Holly Court Blue Hill
Heights (Appraised
Value$ 150,000.00

Andros
. Lot (4,344 sq. ft)
widuplex (1,174 sq. ft)
~ opposite Batelco Fresh
Creek, Central Andros,
(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)

XK

Among Bluewater’s prin-
cipals are ex-Time Warner
-executive Roger Ames and
former NTL chief financial
officer John Gregg.

Then there is Andrew

Sukuwaty, chairman and.

chief executive of Inmarsat,
the global satellite commu-
nications company. He is a
non-executive director of

UK cellular provider 02,
and former president and
chief executive of Sprint
PCS, one of the largest US
cellular providers.

Another Bluewater prin-
cipal is Carlos Espinal,
chief executive of TSTT;
the national telephone
company of Trinidad &
Tobago.

BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034

Nassau, Bahamas:

ob

Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
nae 242) 327-5047, 327-1 258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

10. Lot #1 19 0 5000sq. fl )
w/single story complex
(3,440sq, ft.) ~ Sir Henry
Morgan Dr. Andros
Beach Colony Sub
Nicholls’s Town Andros

. Vacant lot 100°x 150’
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

Grand Bahama.

. Vacant Lot #8 Bik #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq. ft)-
Henny Ave Derby Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90'x125’) ~ Derby
Sub Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $23,000.00)

. Vacant lot #862 Section
#1 ~ Freeport Ridge Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama .

oo (Appraised Valwe.s ii oo ici:



ce oy 00.00)

lots #12 @ #13

a #13, Unit #2 -
Lincoln Green
Subdivision Lucaya
Freeport Grand Bahama:
(Appraised Value
$80,000.00)

. Lot #8 BIkK#7
(102’x125") w/hse
1,935sq. tt. ~ Montrose
Lo Bahamia West —
Replat Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$180,000.00)

. Ten (10) unit hotel
complex on 4.99 acres of
beach front- High = -
Rock, Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $1.1 million)

. Vacant lot #5, BIk#3 1,
Section B ~ Royal
Subdivision Freeport .
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,000.00)

@ ne
(1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer

(1) Whirl Microwave
(Tee Cash Register
(1) Facial Machine

(1) Brothers Black & White Laser Printer
(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
CL) Multi Fruit Juicer
(1) Chrome Mixing Tank

Abaco
19, Lot 454 D 65°x100° wi
triplex foundation~.
Murphy Town Abaco
» (Appraised Value
$27,034.00)
20. Lot #6 vacant 2 acres—
FoxTown Abaco
_ (Appraised Value.
~ $40,000.00)

- Ekeuthera
21: Lot 31'xt1 1 whse
_ Lord Street Taprum Bay
Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)
22. Vacant Lot #6
(14,555sq. ft.)-a half
mile Southward of
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera
_ (Appraised Valve
$38,000.00)
Cat island
23. Lot w/twelve (12) room
‘motel 1.39 acres-
.Arthur’s Town Cat,
Island (Appraised
Vatue $1.3
~ Mittien Deliers)
24.: One acre beach front -
., Property meee
-, 900sq. ft Devil's
‘ Point ‘Cat Istand °

hs _Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.)
SWwéhse-Matthew Town
Inagua Russell Street
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)

(1) Wood Table (Round) °"
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)

() Facial Bed ; oe

(1) Pedicure Set

(2) Pedicure Stoals

mS (1) Ergonomic Task Chair

(3) Maroon Banquet Chairs

(1) Twe Door Chest Freezer

“> (1) One Door Chest Freezer

() Double Doar oc Refigerator



@ (1) Capper Machine
; (1) Quilting Sewing Machine ¥
e Professional appearance a must Vessels | Velictes
$3? Vessel (1977) Shabak ‘(1.03 Dodge Caravan,
° Must have reliable transportation 29° (1983) Vessel (Lauly Reve) (1) 96 Ford Explorer
Abili t to m : d dh i ' ‘ d dli 45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus
® | 48° North Carolina Hull (1989) (1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
y ee an a ere O ) ric ea Ines . $2’ Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy (1) OL Kia Bus 12 Seater
ry 47° Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality) © »(1).02. Kitchen Trailer : ‘
Excellent written and communication Skills. 43° Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (L. ady Raine Too) ‘ (1.03, Loyal Colson (Paria) *

120° Steel Hull Vessel (1978)

58° (1997) Steel Hull Vessel (Bay ouside Child)

51’ Defender (1981) Equility

122° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa IU,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama

_ Apply in writing to
Sales Representatives
Box PM-1
C/O The Nassau Guardian
P.O. Box N-3011

Nassau

Bahamas

COOKING UTENSILS FORKS, seen pots, PANS & CUPS

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 mot 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. :



x



PAGE 10B,

Rules: -
AV:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007 ~



THE TRIBUNE

The Four-WAY Test

From the earliest days of the
organization, Rotarians were
concerned with promoting high
ethical standards in their
professional lives. One of the
world's most widely printed and
quoted statements of business
ethics is The Four-Way Test,
which was created in 1932 by
Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. This
24-word Test has been |
translated into more than a
hundred languages and
published in thousands of ways.
lt asks the following four
questions:

Children ages 10-16 may enter. Judging will be in two
age categories: 10 - 13 years and 14-16 years for a first

_ and second place winner in each category.

. Write a essay answering the following subject:

“What does the Four-Way Test mean to me.” Explain

your understanding of the 4-Way Test as it relates to

your life, experiences, and/or society in general.” '

Your essay must include the four principles.

The body of the essay must not exceed 1,000 words. ..... ...
Adults may assist the child in filling out the entry form,

but not in writing the letter

( Limit one essay per child. All entries must be received by
the Rotary Club of Bast Nassau before Nov 30, 2007.
. Only essays accompanied by original entry forms clipped

from the newspaper will be accepted. Photocopy, fax,
carbon or other copies will not be accepted.

. One winner will be chosen from each age category. The

decision of the judges is final.

. Winner must agree to a photo presentation which will

be published in the newspaper.

. Mail essay and completed newspaper clipping to

The Four-Way Test Essay Competition,
Attn: Michele Rassin, The Rotary Club of East Nassau,
P.O. Box SS-6320, Nassau, Bahamas e

The Tribune

My Vere. Mly Vlewgoqper!





Email Address:



Parent’s Name:

Telephone contact: (H)

The Four-Way Test :
“Of the things we think,
say or do

1. Is it the truth?

‘2. Is it fair to all

eoncerned? :
3. Will it build goodwill
and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to
all concerned?”





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Allentries become property of the Rotary Club of East Nassau and can be used

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ACROSS
When Uncle’s on the plane, this gets 1
thrown'out (6) 2
It gives flighty fellows lofty airs (8)
If in the right, makes a
crack (4)

Strike'in cycle

production (6)

Before this, things were so
antedeluvian! (6)

Figure the net return (3) |
Being thorny, can

cause sores (5) -

‘The broad highway (4)
inadvertently dropped an apple cora
into the sediment (5)
Sally’s love to get

* into the fight (5)

Apply for the job as president? (3,2)
One of the greatest

trials in sport? (4)

I's bound to have

maps in (5)

Fare reduced for long distanca (3)
Like Citizen Kane, a

press tycoon (6)

Lady upset by arson out East (6)
Poultry in the kitchen

sink (4) -

Inflationary service? (3,5)
Immediate credit

available (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions:

ACROSS:1, St.-ray 6, Stuff 9, R-Al-nbow 10, Sneak 11,
Libra 12, Groan 13, Bar-one-t. 15, Tec 17, Anon 18,
N-Eva-da 19, B-ow-ed 20, Dragon 22, Bite 24, Yen 25,
Dear sir 26, CH-alr 27, Folio 28, Snaps 29, Torched 30,
Fried 31, Type-d

15, Tax-is 16, Cater 18, Never 19, Boy-hood 21, Re-noi
22, BR-Andy 23, Tip-ple 25, Ditch 26, C-it-E 28, Set



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IN THE DARK
WATCHING THE |
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7, Twin 8, Foi-me-d 12, Ge-t o-n. 13, B-and-y 14, Roman



IT'S A WHOLE
NEW WORLD

ASS

RS

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Funny old fool (6)

Like a drink with something
fishy init'(6) . :
The drinks may be on them (4)
Being mean means misery around
the corner (7)

As wom, very shortly,

for the ballet (5)

Old associates of the Persians, me
boy! (5)

Woman's charitable heart (4)

Like a low district in parts

of England (3)

Plenty of money to back with! (3),
In cars, they're mostly forward (5)
Holly possibly upsets prigs (5)
Addrass some of the electorate (5)
|s it almost a toss-up whether he's
sober? (3)

Aname half nailed up (3)

Fathead the Americans see as
pernickely (7)

Standard amount of preparation (3)
Person employed as a beater? (6)
Greek god of cupidity? (4)

Relax during a race (in China?) (3,3)
A manly advert for getting

onin life (5)

EASY PUZZLE

27 Nominal layabout with a posh car (5)
28 The price of café espresso (3)

The ship had cast off (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, March 6, Reach 9, Reposed 10, Coven 11,

Circa 12, Habit 13, Wastrel 15, Put 17, Aloe 18, Valise 19,

Regal 20, Spared 22, Leas 24, Tar 25, Riposte 26, Salad

27, Trait 28, Wages 29, Deficit 30, Steed

31, Teeth

DOWN: 2, Amoral 3, Create 4, Hen 5, Local 6, Recital 7,

Edit 8, Cactus 12, Hewed 13, Waist 14, Solar 15, Pines 16,

| Tense 18, Valid¢ 19, Related 21, Parrot 22, Locate 23,
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Opening lead — two of hearts.

Small mistakes are sometimes
responsible for big losses. For a typ-
ical example, consider the accompa-
nying deal played between the
United States and Italy in the 1979
world championship.

The bidding and opening lead
were exactly the same at both tables.
At the first table, with an American
pair holding the North-South cards,
declarer won the heart lead with

monds"and acevof spades, then led a

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the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
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TODAY'S TARGET

Good 13; very good 20; excellent
25 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

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ACROSS
Recluse (6)
Remembered (8)
French cheese (4)
Spite (6)
Fertiliser (6)
Number (3)
Helicopter blade (5)
Ss 4

Hand tool (6)
Of the sea (6)
Large shrub (4)
Floor
show (7)
Influence (5)
Viper (5)
Stain (4)
Frozen water (3)
And not (3)
Excite (5)
Wild (5)
Open-mouthed (5)
Colour (3)
20 Conifer (3)
Say in passing (7)
Swindle (3)
Proper (6)
Defeat (4)
Wilt (6)
Inclination (5)
Desert's fertile
patch (5)
Throw (3)
Animal fat (4)

Allude (5)
Deserve (5)
Type of wood (5)
Sketched (4)
Cutlery item (5)
Zodiac sign (3)
Shed (4-2)
Insect (6)

Aid in crime (4)
Captive (8)
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club toward dummy. Unfortunately,

not only were the trumps divided 3-
0, but East also had the A-Q of clubs,
so the contract went down one.

At the second table, the Italian
declarer made five diamonds. He
played the ten of hearts from dummy
at trick one, and it won the trick. This
seemingly inconsequential play
made all the difference in the out-
come.

Declarer next cashed the A-K of

trumps and ace of hearts before play- .

ing a spade to his ace. Then came the
king of hearts, both defenders fol-
lowing suit and leaving only the jack
outstanding (which West was known
to hold).

At this point, South ruffed his jack
of spades in dummy and returned a
trump, compelling East to win the
trick with the queen.

This left East in a hopeless posi-
tion. Whether he returmed a club or a
spade, declarer could not lose: more
than one club trick. And so, thanks to
playing the ten of hearts from
dummy at trick one, the Italian
declarer succeeded where his Ameri-
can counterpart had failed.

The odds were probably better
than 10-to-1 that declarer’s first play

from dummy would have no effect .

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FRIDAY,
NOV 76

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20
Anyone who tries to get you riled up
(no matter how easily that normally
happens) will be sadly disappointed.
You're saving up your energy because
you have bigger fish to fry.

TAURUS -— Apr 21/May 21

You are earthy, sensual and magical
this week, Taurus. Your rivals envy
you, but friends look to you for com-

passion and advice often this week, _

especially with important projects.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Don’t expect to be very productive at
work this week, Gemini. Your emo-
tions get the better of you and start
impacting your judgement. All will
work out by the end of the month.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

You’ve forced yourself to smile and

-deal bravely with the situations that

have presented themselves in the
past. Expect to be up for another
challenge, Cancer.

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23

A certain someone has been sending
signals your way, but you don’t
know whether to act on them. The
answer isa definite “Yes!” Others
agree to proceed.

VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22

You are in need of a hug, Virgo, and
this week presents challenges. Look
for someone who inspires you to pro-

‘| vide some much needed TLC. Who

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Brothers’ argument
turns deadly; man’s body
found in Grand Bahama

@ By KARIN HERIG and
DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Staff Reporters
kherig@tribunemedia.net;
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

POLICE yesterday evening
were called to the scene of two
homicides, as an argument

» between two brothers turned

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deadly in New Providence and

-. officers discovered the decom-

posed body of a man in Grand
Bahama.

The Flamingo Gardens com-
munity in New Providence was
left-in shock yesterday evening
after a dispute between two
brothers of Nigeria Drive esca-
lated to the point where one
brother struck the other, who
dropped dead in the street.

Details were still sketchy up
until press time last night, but
according to witnesses on the
scene, the country’s 64th victim
of homicide was a 32-year-old

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rape allegations

ACCORDING to US media,
authorities have started ques-
tioning employees of Musha Cay
in connection with rape allega-
tions made against illusionist
David Copperfield.

The Palm Beach Post reported
yesterday that its sources are
claiming that FBI agents have

SEE page 11

man of the Flamingo Gardens
area.

One witness told The Tribune
that one of the brothers suffered
from epilepsy.

According to eyewitness

reports, the two brothers were

fighting in a Nigeria Drive

.home when the dispute was car-

ried out:on.to the street.

The epileptic brother was
reportedly attempting to walk
away from the fight when the
other brother-threw a-rock at
him.

As investigations in this latest

homicide continued last night
in New Providence, Grand
Bahama police were still
attempting to determine the
identity of a badly decomposed
body discovered in bushes in
Lucaya.

Police last night were still
unable to confirm if the body

SEE page 11



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ts Pi yan Et SEU ements resident me from the scene last night.

Father of three dies"
‘in traffic accident

‘@ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas recorded its 39th traffic fatal-
ity when.a father of three became the latest
motorist to die.as a result of a road accident
yesterday morning.

Police say, that at about 7.50any Thursday, a
man travelling east on Marshall Road in a green

‘Hyundai Accent collided with a woman motorist

driving a blue Jeep Liberty travelling west. The
crash occurfed near Pastel Gardens,

The driver of the Hyundai Accent reportedly
received significant injuries and died at the
scene. While authorities have not released the
deceased’s name, Tribune sources identified

him as 37-year-old Milton Morris, a father of

three.
Reportedly, his wife Tanya Morris was driving

behind him in another vehicle, and witnessed the
_ crash, The other driver is said to be in hospital in

serious condition.









Government High student
taken to hospital after fight

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

CONCERN over escalating violence among
schoolchildren was once again raised yesterday
when a Government High student was taken to
hospital after being injured in’a es on his way
home.

Officers from The Grove police station yesterday
confirmed that a Government High student was
injured in a row with other students in an area
known as “The Gulf”, which runs parallel to the
Tonique Williams-Darling highway.

Police said that no arrests had been made in this
case, but investigations were continuing.

Details were still sketchy at press time.

According to an Lith grade Government High
student, who wished to remain anonymous, the
fight broke out as the school children were walking
through “The Gulf” towards a bus stop near ‘Town

SEE page 11

































Election court:
immigration
official produces
documents he
had said did not
exist in his dept

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

THE Assistant Director of
Immigration produced docu-
ments to the election court yes-
terday, which a day earlier he
had said did not exist in his
department.

Lambert Campbell appeared

‘before Sender Justice Anita

Allen and Justice Jon Isaacs at
the beginning of the court’s
morning session, and provided
documents on Manani Taylor,
a Jamaican national. who
allegedly voted in the Pinewood
constituency.

On Wednesday when Mr
Campbell said no documents on
Mr Taylor existed in. the
Department of Immigration,
PLP lead counsel Philip “Brave”
Davis strongly objected to this
assertion. He said that Mr Tay-
lor had been picked up and
detained by Immigration before
being put in the Detention Cen*
tre and deported to Jamaica.

“Senior Justice Allen had
instructed Mr Taylor on
Wednesday to return to his
office to review the matter

before returning to the court:

yesterday.

“My lords, the file has been
found,” said Mr Davis on Mr
Campbell’s arrival at the court
yesterday.

Senior Justice Allen agreed
to allow Mr Davis time to
review the documents and Mr
Campbell was discharged. He
was told by Senior Justice Allen
that if he is further needed, he
will be advised. Before leaving,
Mr Campbell apologised to the
court for his
Wednesday. Although he had
been subpoenaed for that day,
he did not show up in court until
a court clerk telephoned him.
He had said at the time that the
request to appear escaped his
attention,

Counsel for BEC Oscar John-
son Jr also appeared to update
the court on the forwarding of
information to the PLP legal
team that was requested by sub-
poena. On Wednesday, infor-
mation was only provided on 61
out of the-159 names on the
Petitioner’s list. Mr Davis had
complained to the court that he
had great difficulty securing a
meeting with BEC. Written
analysis was also on some of the

SEE page 12

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Nassau Music

fresh sexual harassment claims _ soi seasm

Seven to 10 female employees reportedly lodged complaints with the police

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter



that he was aware of numerous allega-
tions of sexual harassment levelled at
the official.

He said that while he was not respon-
sible for the “day-to-day” operations of
NIB, he could not confirm if these steps

prompting Mr Russell, who is also Min-
ister of Housing, to convene a general
meeting for employees to air their griev-

starting on
November 23

NASSAU Music Society’s
2007-2008 season gets under-

' ' While he said he had no knowledge of _ were carried out. ances with NIB and union officials pre- ; Way 0 Friday,
han son@tribunemedia.net these complaints being lodged with the Minister Russell added that even sent. i November 23,
police, Minister Russell said he knew of | though NIB is investigating the claims Two months later, employees claim ; With a piano
ALLEGATION S of sexual harass- four sexual harassment complaints being _ internally, it was within the complainants’ _ that despite the Minister’s assurances to recital b ».
ment at the National Insurance Board investigated internally at NIB against _ rights to go to the police to lodge an offi- address employee grievances in due Gabriel Bita
have resurfaced once again with new the same individual. cial complaint. course, things at the National Insurance ; 224 Masako
claims indicating some female employees During an interview with The Tribune Complaints of sexual harassment, vic- | Board remain unchanged. Narikawa at
reportedly made formal complaints with —_ yesterday, Minister Russell said that _ timisation, unfair promotions, “curry Some feel that the official in question | the Dundas
the Royal Bahamas Police Force against about three months ago these investiga- favour” and dictatorship against the offi- is being protected by senior officials at | Centre for the
a high ranking male official. tions began with “one or two” of them cial have plagued NIB for months. NIB. Performing
According to a source within NIB, sev- now completed. In July, disgruntled employees claimed Yesterday Minister Russell contended | tts:
en to 10 female staff members reported- When asked what, if any, action had morale was dangerously low and that __ that all employee concerns have been The pro-

ly lodged formal complaints of alleged
sexual harassment with the RBPF
against the NIB official earlier this week.

Kenneth Russell, Minister responsi-
ble for National Insurance, confirmed

been taken against the embroiled official
as a result, the Minister said all female
employees under the manager’s watch
were supposed to be transferred pending
the findings of the investigations.

working for the official in question was
equivalent to working “in hell.”

In early September, approximately 100
angry workers staged a walk-out at NIB
headquarters on Baillou Hill Road,

noted and soon will be addressed.

He could not give The Tribune a time-
line, only saying he has given his word
and “at the end of the day, (the results)
will be seen.”







_. DISGRUNTLED staff at the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute say they are
“reassured” by. ministry inter-
vention on the troubled cam-
pus.

A senior human resources
official from the Ministry of
Education is now at the insti-
tute to help resolve outstanding
issues among staff.

Yesterday, mathematics lec-

_ turer Levardo Pratt said: “It
should not have had to get to
this point for people to take
notice, but now that the min-
istry has turned up, it is an
encouraging sign. It seems they
are actually taking it seriously.”

Last week, Mr Pratt and oth-
er aggrieved staff claimed that
BTVI “lacked structure” and
that staff morale was danger-
ously low because of several
human resources issues.

Some claimed their status at
the institute had never been
regularised, leaving them with-
out pension rights.

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aged by this
week’s develop-
ments because
they show the
ministry is taking
this seriously.”



of a senior official. In addition,
four or five workers in the reg-
istrar’s department were con-
cerned about their own posi-
tions, claiming a promise to take
them on as full-time staff had
not been met.

As a result, ministry and
union representatives met BT VI
bosses earlier this week in an
attempt to thrash out problems
between administration, teach-
ers and other staff.

Meanwhile, BTVI officials
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Concerned institute staff ‘reassured’
by ministry intervention on campus

“half-baked”. They said repre-
sentatives from the Public Ser-
vice Union and the Bahamas
Union of Teachers had met staff
to hear individual grievances.
Later, BT VI manager Dr Iva
Dahl, permanent secretary Ena
Garraway, senior ministry
human resources official Ethrice
Cooper, and BPSU official
Godfrey Burnside met in a bid

‘to resolve wide-ranging prob-

lems.

One staff member told The
Tribune: “We are now watch-
ing the situation carefully to see
if this meeting brings hard
results.

“We are encouraged by this
week’s developments because
they show the ministry is tak-
ing this seriously.

“It seems there is an end in
sight.”

However, if grievances were
not dealt with, it was likely that
staff would again stage a placard
demonstration, as they did three
weeks ago, the source added.

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Conference on the
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A CONFERENCE on the
Bahamian environment is to be
held in the new year.

Its aim will be to share scien-

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; the environment generally.

The conference, to be held

i in Marsh Harbour between

: January 3 and 6, 2008, will fea- ©

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The event will be held at the

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 3



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MP aims for those in
West End trailers to be

PM signs order |

for duty free
importation
of goods to
storm victims

Storm Noel.

The order is in effect for Acklins, :
Cat Island, Crooked Island, :
Eleuthera, Exuma dnd the Cays, :
Long Cay, Long Island, Rum Cay :

and San Salvador.

“Claims for goods under the :
order must be certified by the :
Director of the National Emer- :
gency Management Agency :
(NEMA). Farming industry and }
fishing industry claims must be cer- :
tified by the director of Agricul- :
ture and the director of Fisheries :
respectively,” said a government :

notice.

It said the importation of goods
under the order will only be per- :
mitted between November 15, 2007 ;

(yesterday) and March 31, 2008.

Goods declared duty free under
Schedule A, Part A of the order :

are:
e Building materials

e Electrical fixtures and materi- i

als

e Plumbing fixtures and materi- ;

als

ing and appliances

Farming industry items declared
duty free under Schedule A, Part B ;

of the order are:

e Supplies for the reconstruction
and repair to greenhouses, includ-
ing plant sleeves, timers, plant pots :
and soil-less growing media for :

plant growth

e Supplies for the reconstruction :

and repair to poultry houses

e Supplies for the reconstruction
-and repair of irrigation systems
e Nursery stock for the re-estab- :

lishment of fruit orchids
e Items required for fencing

Fishing industry items declared ;
duty free under Schedule A, Part C :

of the order are: ;

e Galvanised sheeting and other :
materials used in the construction :

of fishing habitats
e Fishing boats
e Fishing gear and apparatus

e Household furniture, furnish-

m@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

MP FOR West End and
Bimini Obie Wilchcombe is
working towards having all of
those currently housed in trail-
er homes in West End moved
out by mid-December, he said
yesterday.

The MP was giving an
update on the status of the
community of 41 persons in his
constituency, for whom he per-
sonally took over financial
responsibility in late Septem-
ber after the government had
sought to have them evicted
despite providing rent-free
accommodation for years.

Kenneth Russell, housing
minister, had issued an evic-
tion notice for September 28
calling for the people to leave

the government-owned trailer:

homes where many of them
had been living since hurri-
canes Jeanne and Wilma
destroyed their residences
three years ago.

_ Mr Russell cited the fact that
the accommodation, which was
only supposed to have been
temporary, now houses some
persons who were never vic-
tims of the hurricane.

He also said the trailers are

in poor condition, and cost -

thousands of dollars per month
in utility bills.

However, Mr Wilchcombe
called the government a
“vicious villain” and claimed
that the government had not
given his constituents reason-
able warning before the evic-
tion notice.

He offered to personally

‘ensure that they could stay in

the trailer homes for an
extended period of time.

Obie Wilchcombe



Yesterday Mr Wilchcombe
said that he believed four more
families have since moved out
of the area, leaving 13 children
and seven or eight adults.
“We're getting there,” he said.

Meanwhile, his Grand
Bahama office is working with
the remaining families to
ensure they move on by mid-
December.

He said that while he had a
commitment from Mr Russell
that the completion of govern-
ment housing for some of the
remaining persons is a priority,
it will likely not be the case
that they can make a direct
transition.

“What we’re hoping is that
over the short period of time

_that they'll be able to stay with

family and in the long term,
the medium term, that the
homes will be completed,” he
said.

PSDU officials seek heads of agreement

on ground transportation issues

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

PUBLIC Service Drivers Union officials are
asking the government to table a heads of agree-
ment on ground transportation issues that would
allow the country’s taxi drivers to have more con-
trol over their business.

Richard Johnson, president of the PSDU told
The Tribune that he has been lobbying successive
governments for 10 years to get the country’s
leaders to follow through on the. matter.

Presently any Bahamian making a living as a
taxi driver has no value in terms of negotiating a
loan from a lending institution, Mr Johnson
explained. aay

He noted that during the FNM’s former time in
office, they amended the Road Traffic Act
enabling lending institutions to use taxi franchis-
es for collateral purposes, thus making it easier for
taxi drivers to acquire loans from banks.

However this amendment did not include a
specific figure and has not eliminated the frus-
tration many taxi drivers experience when
attempting to secure financing from banks, the
PSDU president said. mei r

“This present administration, during its first

watch, amended the Road Traffic Act to allow for

the taxi franchise to be used for collateral pur-
poses — but they never recognised a value.

“We've requested that the government recog-w
nise a value of a minimum of $100,000, that would
really give us some economic clout.”

Mr Johnson said that the Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation is prepared to support the initiative by
the union but endorsement from the government
is needed to make it a reality.

Mr Johnson also blasted the current adminis-
tration for — as he put it — failing to fulfill its
many promises made upon coming into office to
several disenfranchised groups.

He said the FNM made promises to taxi drivers,
the hearing impaired, and the Sea Hauler vic-
tims — but have yet to live up to their word.

“As the president of PSDU, I am always con-
cerned with the plight of workers in the country.
What we’ve seen more often that not, is that the
government has failed to give support to workers
who are really hurting.”

“I’m calling on the prime minister, he was elect-
ed to serve not some of the people, but all of the
people. We are crying out to the prime minister to
bring relief to the suffering citizens that (he has)
been elected to take care of.

“The government has to live up to its commit-
ments and bring relief to these suffering workers,”
he said.

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PRIME MINISTER and Min- ;
ister of Finance Hubert Ingraham ;
signed an Exigency Order yester-
day authorising the duty free ;
importation of goods for the relief ;
of those impacted by Tropical :

Previously Mr Wilchcombe
had admitted that the question
of why the persons had not
been re-housed under the PLP
government was a “valid” one.

He said the fact of the matter
was that the former govern-
ment had been “over-
whelmed” by the size of the

disaster wrought by the two .

hurricanes.

In September when describ-
ing his position on the matter,
Mr Russell had stated that the
community was costing $5,000
in water bills and $2,000 in
electricity bills per month.

Mr Wilchcombe said that
while he was getting “some
support from some people” in
footing the bill, he was “pretty
much” now personally respon-
sible for the costs.

One of the factors involved
in the issue is the fact that the
land on which the trailers are
sited belongs to the Ginn Com-

pany and needs to be returned,
so that it can continue con-'

struction of its resort.

Mr Wilchcombe said he has
high hopes that the Ginn
development will soon bring
much needed relief to the res-
idents of West End.

“My hope is that the anchor
property of Ginn can really get
into full operation and we can
see some construction going
on and more opportunities can
be provided,” he said.

The MP suggested that find-
ing employment is one aspect
of what has been holding back
some of those living in the trail-
er homes.

“TJ think people don’t appre-

ciate that for almost 30 years °

we've had no economic activi-
ty down there.

“Tf you weren’t a fisherman
fishing the waters everyday or
in Freeport looking for jobs,
you didn’t have much oppor-
tunity.”

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APPEALS COURT President Dame Joan
Sawyer dipped her oar into the crime debate last
week when, during a case before her, she criti-
cised the Bahamian attitude of “pointing fin-
gers” and blaming easy targets, such as the
courts, for serious and complex social prob-
lems.

She was right on two counts:

The judicial system does not “bear these
people’s children, house them, raise them, edu-
cate them and then send them out to do crime.”
Therefore, to blame the judicial system for the
increase in the country’s violent crime is, as she
says, “stupidity.”

However, she quite rightly adds, the justice
system is being brought into disrepute by the
“inexplicable differences” in the sentencing of
serious criminals. This is a very serious problem,
a problem about which the community is great-
ly concerned. :

A few weeks ago our librarian suggested
that we look at the file of a certain justice whose
decisions seemed to “make no sense”, espe-
cially considering the enormity of some of the
crimes before him. In his opinion, the sentences
handed down by.this particular justice do not fit
the seriousness of the crimes.. Ee

A police officer also complained recently
about certain “liberal” justices who appear to
bend over backwards to give the criminal a
break. However, it is about time that judges
and lawyers give some consideration to the
community in which they also live. It is now
the community’s turn to get a break.

The court cannot be blamed for producing the: :

criminal, but the court, through the sentencing
of which Dame Joan complains, can be blamed
for encouraging the criminal to flirt with the
idea that given the right lawyer and the right
Judge, the sentence will be so light that on the
long stretch, crime does pay. We have been
told that in HM Prison, those awaiting trial
pray to go before a justice they have nicknamed
“Mr Bail.”

But as Dame Joan says it is time that parents
take responsibility for their-children and how
they turn out.

Today’s social and criminal problems can
be laid at the doorstep of the home. There is a
complete breakdown in the family. Principles
and values have been eroded and have crum-
bled. The “thou shall nots” of the Ten Com-
mandments have been relegated to the Old
Testament, no longer to be a curb on the excess-
es of modern living. *

During the drug days success was equated
with money in the bank, “rings on the fingers
and bells on the toes.” Many oldsters should
recall hearing from a platform many years ago

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the remark of a certain politician: “It don’t mat-
ter how I make my money... whether I work for
it or I tief it!”

The late Sir Lynden Pindling; this country’s
first prime minister, promised that when the
PLP came to power little Johnny and Susie
would no longer be “hewers of wood and draw-
ers of water”, someone would always be around
to pick up after them. Dignity had gone out of
honest work. :

This was contrary to our upbringing when we
were taught to respect a job well done — no
matter how menial. Our parents had a five-acre
farm on which all of their six children had their
allotted chores and did a day’s work before
they went to school.

At our Belgian convent school, located in
England, during vacation time those of us who
stayed at the school joined the nuns on hands
and knees in scrubbing the floors to prepare
for the new term.

It was great fun. During one very severe win-
ter just after the war when farmers were threat-
ened with losing their potato crops, a national
call went out for students to volunteer to work
on the farms to rescue the potatoes before the
frost set in. A truck would pick us up from
school early on a Saturday morning to do a
back-breaking job and return us covered in
mud as dark was closing in.

For us it was fun. But today’s youth would -

think us mad.

During the Pindling years, young people were
encouraged to be entrepreneurs — a word that
few Bahamians can pronounce correctly.

Speaking to a group of graduates in 1966 on
leadership, our uncle, Eugene Dupuch, QC,
said that everyone for some unknown reason
wanted his son to be a doctor, a lawyer, an

architect or an engineer. Our people had not ~

learned, he said, that every man and woman
had a capacity for a particular calling — and that
every task, no matter how lowly, could be per-
formed with dignity and efficiency by the man or
woman most qualified to do the work.

“If we were all doctors, lawyers, architects
and engineers, who would be left to build the
house designed by the architect?” he asked.
“Who would supply the facilities a surgeon
needs to perform an operation? Who would
keep the lights burning for me to read my law
books? I don’t even know how to change a fuse.
I cannot survive in a society where everyone is
a doctor or a lawyer and no one knows how to
change a fuse.”

This is where, as a society, we have gone
wrong. Today many of those who haven’t the
ability to become doctors or lawyers sit on walls
plotting how to steal from those who have.







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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I MAKE reference to an
opinion piece written by Mr
Oswald Brown that was pub-
lished in the Nassau Guardian
on the 9th November 2007
entitled, “PLP refuses to
accept defeat.”

I perceive that Mr Brown is
seeking to publicly denigrate
the PLP and distract the public
from the failures of the FNM
administration with a series of
misleading statements about
the PLP.

I would be remiss if I did not
publicly challenge Mr Brown
on his ill-conceived assertions.

In his article, Mr Brown
opined that “it has been slight-
ly more than six months since
the Bahamian people decided
that they could no longer tol-
erate the widespread corrup-
tion and mismanagement of
this country’s affairs by the
Perry Christie-led Progressive
Liberal Party (PLP) govern-
ment and voted them out of
power.”

I take grave exception to
these unsubstantiated charges.
There is substantial evidence
that the FNM has presided
over arguably the single great-
est and saddest economic melt-
down in the history of the
Bahamas.

How does a government
inherit an economy that
enjoyed $842 million in foreign
direct investment (FDI) in
2006 alone (highest in our his-
tory); 7 per cent unemploy-
ment and falling; 4.5 per cent
economic growth; 1.7 per cent
inflation and 1.5 per cent GFS
deficit in 2006; $12.6 billion in
projects at various stages of
development and another $11
billion worth in the pipeline;
and unceremoniously suspend,
stop, cancel, and review most
of them, including $90 million
worth of contracts issued by
the government, bringing the
economy of the Bahamas to a
virtual standstill and increas-
ing unemployment, despair,
and fear in just six short
months?

This actually happened in
this Bahamas over the last six
months.

A little known fact is that in
10 years, the FNM attracted
$1.6 billion in FDI compared
to the PLP’s $2.5 billion in five
years, over $900 million more.
This resulted in record gov-
ernment revenue and external
reserves that averaged more



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than $500 million over the last
five years. A country cannot
enjoy this level of success if its
government is corrupt and mis-
manages the people’s affairs.
Mr Brown must either produce
the evidence to substantiate
his claims or repudiate those
claims and issue a public apol-
ogy to the PLP.

Mr Brown further opines
that “since their May 2 defeat
at the polls, however, mem-
bers of the PLP have been
stubbornly refusing to accept
defeat and have been conduct-
ing an ongoing campaign to
frustrate and retard the efforts
being made by Prime Minister
the Hon Hubert Ingraham and
his Free National Movement
team to return good gover-
nance to this country.” What
has the government done that
would constitute good gover-
nance?

A government’s legislative
agenda reflects its list of pri-
orities and the PM began by
fixing himself up with the
amendment to the Prime Min-
ister’s Pension Act.

Secondly, they ceded con-
trol of security at the LPIA to
a private entity, and thirdly,
they amended the Juries Act
by reducing its numbers from
12 to 9.

They claimed that this mea-
sure would significantly

improve the administration of
justice, but were unable to pro-
duce the relevant empirical
data to support such a claim
when asked to.

When asked to explain their
plan or vision to improve law
and justice, they lashed oui at
the opposition, blaming them
for the high rate of crime.

Challenging the government
to produce the most effective
policies for national develop-
ment is good for democracy.

There is uncertainty over the
government’s handling of the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment and the concerns
expressed by the International
Securities Commission

"([OSCO).

It is now November and the
people are yet to receive the
comprehensive anti-crime ini-
tiative promised by the gov-
ernment.

Thus far they have promised’ °°. ’

a commission called the Nation
Crime Council. These are
among the salient issues of the
day.

I call on civil society to have
a real talk with the government
on the way forward and tell it
like it is.

It is the policies and quality
of governance provided by the
FNM, and not the PLP, that
are the issues of the day. Edi-
tor, I trust that you will find
in your heart to pardon the
puns.

ELCOTT COLEBY
Nassau,
November, 2007.

Is Wayne Munroe speaking

for the Bar Association?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

MR Wayne Munroe, President of the Bar Association, has
weighed in on the Amendments to the Juries Act.

He obviously lost some of his objectivity in his statements, sug-
gesting that the amendments would not make a difference. He
appears to be speaking on behalf of the opposition. But in a democ-

racy that is not a crime.

What is perplexing is that Mr Munroe must clarify if he is speak-
ing for the Bar Association, the PLP or for himself.

Because if he is speaking for the PLP then we could understand
that, but if he is speaking for the Bar Association then he must say
So, especially since other members of the Bar who have expressed
their concerns that they were never consulted by the president
for their opinion as a member of the Bar. :

Therefore Mr Munroe certainly is not speaking for the Bar
Association because the majority of the members differ in opinion
to that of Mr Munroe. In fact members of the Bar, who said that
they are in good standing, expressed that they did not even know
when or if the Bar met in conjunction with the Juries Act that
has recently been passed in the House of Assembly.

Ironically the PLP nor the Bar Association nor the general pub-
lic were not consulted. We believe that this is not true and in an
effort to justify their lack of cooperation they may have solicited the
voices of others to help their cause. Otherwise Bahamians would see

just how petty the PLP really are.

B JOHN MOSS
Nassau,
November, 2007.

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Boaters and fishermen
called on to look out
for foreign poachers

MINISTER of Agriculture
and Marine Resources Larry
Cartwright called on local
boaters and fishermen to be on
the lookout for foreign poach-
ers in Bahamian waters.

Mr Cartwright also
announced that the closed sea-
son for Nassau Grouper this
year would be from December
15 to February 28, 2008. During
this period, catching, possess-
ing or selling the fish is illegal.

“The escalating activity of
foreign fishing vessels during

_ ) the time when Bahamian fish-

- ermen are not being allowed to
target the Nassau Grouper is
of concern to us all,” he said.
“This is a very real problem and
the recent reports of gun fire
being directed towards Bahami-
an fishermen by suspected
poachers, illustrates one aspect
of the seriousness of the prob-
lem.”

“Another is the damage

being done to the Nassau

. Grouper stocks through the; ;

“aggressive fishing activities
these foreign vessels are known
to engage in.”

He said the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF) is “the
vanguard” in the fight against
poaching. However, he said,
there are ways that Bahamian
fishermen can help.

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said.

He said what is most impor-
tant is that these reports be
timely and contain as much
information as possible regard-
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their positions.

“This information is critical

to the long term success of

enforcement activities,” ythe
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He noted that this year’s Nas-
sau Grouper closure is a con-
tinuation of efforts, started in
1998, to provide protection for
the species at.the time of year
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time when these fish are found
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The Bahamas is one of the
last areas where the Nassau
Grouper may be found in any
abundance. Elsewhere in their
former range they are rare and
most of the commercial fish-
eries that once flourished have
disappeared.”

He said the result of unre-
stricted fishing of the Nassau
Grouper is well known, and
there is no need for the
Bahamas, “having been enlight-
ened”, to repeat the mistakes
of others.

“Bahamian fishermen have
generally supported the gov-
ernment’s efforts to protect the
Nassau Grouper stocks. I would
like to thank them for their sup-
port and seek their continued
cooperation. I am aware that
these measures result in a loss
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contracts which
became © the
order of the day when the
“new” PLP was swaggering
in power has seemingly
come to an abrupt end.
Works Minister Dr Earl
Deveaux must be applaud-
ed for his efforts in seeking
to ensure greater trans-
parency in the bidding and
tendering process for gov-
ernment contracts while also
restoring the public’s trust
in his ministry.
Outrageously, an indepen-
dent audit by British Crown
Agents, commissioned by
the Auditor General and
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ernment nearly a year ago,
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per cent of all (Ministry of

- Works) high value contracts

awarded by the former goy-
ernment were not put out to
bid.

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that contractor selection was
“not done in an open, trans-
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appeared to be on a basis
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a result of not being fully in
charge of ihe contracting
process.

Given the lack of compe-
tition, the auditors believe
the Ministry cannot credibly
claim to be managing public
finances correctly,” he said.

It is a disgrace that politi-
cal entities in the former
government would have
sought to undermine the rec-
ommendations and good
judgment of trained staff in
favour of showering con-
tracts on party loyalists and
inexpert cronies.

Under the former gov-.,

ernment, it appears that
transparency and account-
ability were deserted in
favour of cronyism, nepo-
tism and sheer favouritism —
all rudiments of a Third
World political climate!

Minister Deveaux, and his
government, was correct in
cancelling the abundance of
pork barrel, election season
contracts that were hastily
dispersed before the general
election.

The PLP should be
ashamed as an independent
body, chosen during their
governance, critically deci-
mated their contract scheme
and highlighted that several
of the contractors chosen for
projects were unqualified,
sluggish and sub-standard



workers. Sadly, the appar-
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tration has also led to alle-
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government sub-divisions
that there are “massive
structural faults” in their
homes.

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litany of complaints about
the quality of construction

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former government that the
FNM government budgeted
a significant amount for
repairs of such buildings.
ust recently, a resident
of Adelaide com-
plained that the floor
in her home was dropping
away from the walls, which
themselves were cracking.

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ernment constructed 30
homes ‘in this area, which
was a site that was unsuit-
able for buildings, particu-
larly since numerous gaping
craters were filled in and,
since construction, homes
appear to be “sinking”.

Was this another “bum
job” done by hand-picked
contractors?

Why didn’t the building
contractors and/or ministry’s
inspectors advise the min-
istries responsible of the
land’s poor quality?

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for trying to ensure more transparency in bidding, tendering process

finds the remedy for contract ills



While the PLP adminis-
tration was in office, the con-
tract to construct a new
straw market was pegged at
an eye-popping $23 million.

In the eyes of many dis-
cerning Bahamians,,award-
ing such a contract was off-
the-wall, particularly since
entire schools have been
constructed for less and also
because there seemed to be
no logic behind such a hefty
deal.

The new government was
right to cancel what
appeared to be a loaded con-
tract!

Dr Deveaux’s efforts to
establish a Contractors
Database, with listings of
competent contractors and
building firms, has been a
giant leap towards ensuring
an equitable bidding process
that is free of favouritism.

The Ministry of Works’
rotation ‘system, if success-
fully administered, will pre-
vent one contractor from
obtaining a plethora of pub-
lic works contracts, with con-
tract awardees being rotat-

ed out of the bidding pool |

to make way for contracts to
be fairly distributed to other
capable companies.
Hopefully, the database
can also be made available
to members of the public
who seek builders to con-
‘struct apartments and other
enterprises, but are regular-
ly shafted by dishonest con-
tractors.
hile the works
minister says that
he’s not currently
pressing for the government
to require contractors to
- lodge performance bonds for
public works in excess of $1
million when amendments
to the Contractors Bill are
finally completed, I think
that Bahamas Contractors
“Association president
‘Stephen Wrinkle has a point
‘in lobbying for the prongs
policy.

Mr Wrinkle argues that
requiring pe erformance
bonds would complement
the Bill's intent to license
Bahamian contractors in the
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MALCOLM ADDERLEY IS
INVISIBLE AGAIN!

During the PLP’s vote 0) no confidence in the
Speaker of the House, Elizabeth MP Malcolm Adder-
ley was again an invisible man.

For several months following the May 2 elections, it
has been speculated that Mr Adderley will walk the
floor and officially join the FNM. In the run-up to the
election, Mr Adderley’s nomination was noticeably
held up by his party. I, like many others — even in his
party — thought that he would be relegated to the
political wilderness. Surprisingly, he won his seat and
I congratulate him.

The Elizabeth MP’s party allegiance has been in
question since he opted to remain as chairman of the

Bahamas Gaming Board. Mr Adderley has also been
rumoured to have felt snubbed by the PLP during
their time in SONcrament as he was never given a
muiniste d Sears held two
posts, as both Minister of Baueseen and Attorney
General.

It is also speculated that Mr Adderley felt that he
was not supported by his party during the election
campaign.

Malcolm Adderley’s absence must have left for-
mer PM Perry Christie feeling deeply insecure, because
if the Elizabeth MP was to tale the long walk across
the floor of the House, all of *,e PLP’s court actions
would count for naught.

Is it that Mr Adderley was conveniently absent
because he didn’t want to vote against a Speaker with
whom he would soon share allegiances?

When PM Hubert Ingraham was recruited to
become leader of the FNM, it was exclaimed that “the
eagle had landed.” This time, if Malcolm Adderley
abandons the PLP’s sinking ship, new meaning will
be given to the Bahamian maxim “bush crack, man



gone!”

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 9



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Bahamas and US to partner in fight against WMDs

@ By Lindsay Thompson



A PRIORITY of the endur-
ing relationship between the
Bahamas and the United States
is the conclusion of a Prolifera-
tion Initiative Ship Boarding
Agreement to combat the rise
of weapons of mass destruction,
said newly appointed United
States Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Ned Siegel.

During a ceremony at Goy-
ernment House, Governor Gen-
eral Arthur Hanna accepted Let-
ters of Credence from US Presi-
dent George W Bush, accrediting
attorney and businessman Ned
Siegel as Ambassador of the
United States of America to the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

The Governor General also
accepted the Letter of Recall of
former US Ambassador John
Rood, whom he said served in
the Bahamas with distinction.

He said he was confident that
Ambassador Siegel’s tenure
would prove productive in fur-
thering bilateral cooperation
between both countries.

“J gladly accept your commit-
ment to further strengthen Unit-

ed States/Bahamas relations in
many areas inclusive of illegal
drugs, illegal immigration,
defending human rights, advanc-
ing democracy, and anti-terror-
ism,” the governor general said.

Ambassador Siegel alluded to
the close and productive bilater-
al partnership that exists between
both governments, including the
joint efforts to combat narcotics
trafficking through Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT).

“We have made significant
strides in these areas. The estab-
lishment of the mega ports and
container security initiative pro-
grammes in Freeport has made
important progress in our joint
efforts,” the governor general
said. He noted that the Bahamas
was particularly appreciative of
the most recent demonstration
of the joint partnership — the
United States’ assistance follow-
ing Tropical Storm Noel.

“We are confident that your
pledge to utilise your business
expertise to advance trade and
investment between our two
countries will promote econom-
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appreciates efforts that the US
Embassy team has made through
its promotion of literacy and
reading in Bahamian schools and
that the country welcomes the
mutually beneficial academic
exchanges which have been fore-
shadowed.
Ambassador Siegel acknowl-
edged that both countries enjoy a
close and productive bilateral
partnership rooted in the many
direct ties. “The, Bahamian and
American people share a com-
mitment to the values of democ-
ratic governance, the rule of law,
and respect for human rights,”
he said. “It is these values,
together with our common inter-
ests and geographic proximity
that make the Bahamas one of
our closest operational partners
in the Western Hemisphere.”
“My Embassy will also con-
tinue to support the operational
partnership between the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force and the
US Coast Guard to deter the ille-
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finalising a Proliferation Initia-

tive Ship Boarding Agreement,”

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intends to use his business expe-
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development and opportunity,”
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pledged to support the flow of
people 'and ideas by ensuring the

embassy’s consular section pro-

vides first-rate visa services for
Bahamians and vital assistance
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CHAPTER ELEVEN
Runaway Wagon

June 26-July 1, 1828. On the road to Hard-
ensburg, Kentucky.

THE STORY SO FAR: The night after the
children’s escape from Mr. Cottland’s house,
they discover that half their money is gone—and
that Jesse is missing Papa’s letter.

Papa’s directions take us along the road to
Hardensburg. We spend five days on that fine,
dusty road. There are even bridges over some of
the'creeks. Little groups of people and animals
pass, but they’re all hurrying west, driving pigs,
cows, and even a flock of geese down the mud-
dy track. “Where are they going?” I ask.

“Out to the prairies,” Moses says: His face is
sad as he watches them go, but he kicks up Pearl
with his heels. I guess he’s given up on his
dream.

Mr. Cottland’s tin tub seems a long way back.
Our clothes are muddy, my hands are blistered
from holding the reins, and our supplies are
running low. One night Moses shoots a hare and
we feast on rabbit stew, but the next day we’re
back to johnnycake again. When I scorch our
supper, Solomon weeps for Mama and Louisa
joins in. Even Sandy whimpers, but I don’t let
myself cry. Once I start, | might never stop.

Six days from Shawneetown, we finally burst

out of the woods. I’m so happy to see the open
sky, I don’t notice the steep hill until the mule

breaks into a trot. The wheels rumble and slide

on the dry ruts. “Slow down!” Moses shouts.
He’s up ahead on the mare.

“Whoa!” I yell, and pull back on the reins. .

The wagon bucks and lurches. “We’re going
too fast!”

Solomon and Louisa scream, the puppy yips,
and Moses slides off Pearl, grabbing Sadie’s bri-
dle as she canters past. She jerks her head and
drags him along. “Grab the brake!” Moses yells.

Louisa and Solomon lean back on the wood-
en brake, but their spindly arms aren’t strong
enough to stop the clattering wheels. I haul on

the reins. “Moses, let go! She’ll crush you!”

. He turns, lunges for the wagon, and catches
the brake. His eyes bug out like a grasshopper
and he braces his body against the wheel just as
an ox cart lumbers toward us. It fills the whole
road. “Watch out!” I scream.

Sadie swerves to the side. The wagon scrapes
a tree and nearly tips over. Sadie squeals and
kicks, caught in the traces.

Louisa and Solomon are wailing but safe. I

run to Moses. He crouches in the road grip-
ping his ankle, his face streaked with axle grease.
“The wheel ran over my foot. Find Pearl,” he
moans.

The mare is gone, our wagon is wedged
between two trees with a broken spoke, and
Moses is badly hurt. I stare at my brother. IfI
touch his bleeding ankle, will I make it worse? |
bite my lip. Moses is the oldest, the one who
takes care of us. If he can’t walk, how will we go
on?

_ I feel like giving up, but someone shouts,
“Hold tight! Help is coming!”

A short, bowlegged man trundles toward us.
He clucks over Moses like an angry hen, then
pokes his ankle. Moses moans, but the man
says, “Not broke; just sprained, with a nasty cut.
We'll help you, lad.” He points at me. “Take his
other side.” ..... Wentiea aie eee ut SENG

Moses drapes one arm over my shoulder, the
other over the man’s, and we lift him up. I turn
toward our wagon, but the man shakes his head.
“Put him in my cart. Cabin’s just down the
road. Martha will fix him.”

Is this man safe? Never mind; we can’t worry
about that now. Moses sits in the back of the
cart, his leg propped up, while the man and I
back Sadie out from between the trees.
Solomon yanks his thumb from his mouth.
“The devil!” he cries, pointing at the man.

“Solomon! Don’t be rude.” But I see what he
means. Everything about the man is red: his

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bushy hair and beard, his shirt and cheeks, even
his suspenders. :

The man laughs. “Don’t worry, lad. I’m just
old Henry Smith. Martha and I will get you
out of this fix.” :

The wagon works, in spite of the broken
spoke., We find Pearl just beyond the oxcart, her
eyes wild, her ears flat against her head. The
white circle on her nose, which gives Pearl her
name, is smudged. “Easy, girl,” Moses calls. I
hand him the reins, and he keeps a tight hold as
Pearl trots after the cart.

“We're going the wrong way,” Louisa says
suddenly.

I look down at her, surprised. “Aren’t you”

smart!” I stroke her hair. “Don’t worry. We'll
get back on the trail as soon as Moses feels bet-
ter.”

The Smiths’ cabin sits at the-edge of the
woods. A little field of. tobacco grows in the
hollow at the foot of the hill. The shiny green
plants zigzag around the rotten tree stumps.
They make me think of Papa’s corn that never
came up right.

Mr. Smith whistles and a tall, bony woman
with big hands comes to the door. A smile lights
up her face. “You poor young ones!” Her voice
trills up and down as she fusses over us. “What
a lovely surprise!”

Having Moses hurt doesn’t seem “lovely” to
me. When Mrs. Smith pulls off my brother’s
boots, L.cover my mouth. His foot is caved in

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where the wheel rolled over his ankle. Mrs.
Smith cleans his foot and wraps it in a poultice.
“Hold onto my boots,” Moses says. I clutch
them to my chest.

“Do you have willow bark for his pain?” I
ask.

Mrs. Smith’s eyebrows shoot up. “What a
clever girl. Who taught you about healing?”

“Mama,” I say, and then clamp my mouth
tight. How could I be so dumb? I’m shaking
inside, but I can’t let on. We’re about to do
the most dangerous thing of all: stay in a
strangers’ home—without Papa’s letter to keep
us safe. And it’s all my fault.

(Continued on Tuesday) 5

Text copyright © 2007 Liza Ketchum
Illustrations copyright © 2007 C. B. Mordan
Reprinted by permission of
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Argument between

brothers turns deadly;
man’s body is found
in Grand Bahama —

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_FROM page one

was that of the missing Kenneth Lightbourne,

45.

Assistant Supt Loretta Mackey, assistant press
liaison officer, reported that the body. was dis-
covered at around 3.45pm on Caravel Road off
East Sunrise Highway.

Ms Mackey said that police are unable to say
whether the body is that of Mr Lightbourne.

“We know that Kenneth Lightbourne is miss-
ing, but because of the advanced stage of decom-
position we cannot definitely say at this time
whether it is a male or female," she said.

Kenneth Lightbourne was reported missing on
Monday by family members when he failed to
return home on Saturday evening after leaving
work around 1 1.45pm.

Mr Lightbourne's vehicle — a Mitsubishi
Eclipse, license number 67 — was discovered in the
parking lot of the RND Plaza on Monday. It is
believed that blood was found inside the vehicle.

When The Tribune arrived at the scene around
5pm, several police vehicles and a hearse from
Restview Memorial Mortuary were at the scene.
A portion of Caravel Road was cordoned off
with crime scene tape to prevent access to

. motorists.

Several of Mr Lightbourne's co-workers at
Zorba's Restaurant and close friends arrived
shortly afterwards to see if in fact the body was

‘that of their missing colleague.

The body was removed from the scene around
6pm by hearse and taken to the morgue at Rand
Memorial Hospital,

Ms Mackey said that the police are appealing to
members of the public to assist them with they
investigations.

“We are appealing to members of the public to
contact the police ‘at 350-3107/8 or 911 if they
had seen something that would have been suspi-
cious when Mr Lightbourne would have left
work,” she said. :

This Grand Bahama death brings the number

LOCAL NEWS

Copperfield

FROM page one

questioned at least one
employee of the private island
—a native of Fort Lauderdale.
. The employee reportedly
worked asa food and equip-
ment deliveryman on Musha
Cay.

Last month a 21-year-old
woman alleged that Copper-
field had raped her during her
stay on his private island of
Musha Cay.

The woman did not report
the rape in the Bahamas, nor
did she go to the police until
she returned home to Seattle,
Washington.

Immediately after the alle-
gations became public, Cop-
perfield issued a statement,
vehemently denying the alle-
gation that he sexually assault-
‘ed a woitian in the Bahamas.

Mr Copperfield’s lawyer
David Chesnoff said in a state-
ment on the weekend that the
allegation is “100 per cent
false” and that he and his
client deny it in the strongest
possible terms.

“Tt is important these alle-
gations be put into perspec-
tive,” the statement said.

“An unidentified woman
has made serious allegations
against David Copperfield.






































revealed her identity to us, we
know these allegations are
false because David Copper-
field has never forced himself
on anyone.”









Although authorities have not. ,

of homicides up to 65 for the year.

FROM page one

Centre Mall.

The 11th grader told The Tri-
bune that fights are breaking out
with alarming frequency in the
“The Gulf” area, which is used
as a short-cut by students.

He said that students fight
amongst themselves, but are
sometimes also attacked by
young adults living in the Yel-
low Elder Gardens community.

The 11th grader said that the
level of violence escalates with
every fight and he is afraid that
a student is going to. get seri-
ously injured or killed one of
these days. :

“These students come to
school armed. They have knives
and all kinds of weapons,” he
said. ;

- An administrator at Govern-

ment High said although he was ;
unaware of yesterda SHRM :
knows of the problems stem je:

ming from the “The Gulf.”

He explained that in the past
students from Government
High walked along the highway
to and from school, but that they
were often heckled and experi-
enced other difficulties along
that route.

In recent years, he said, more



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and more students have been
using the short-cut parallel to
the highway, which has led to
“The Gulf” becoming a prob-
lem area.

“Police are aware of it and I
guess they are trying their best,
but it’s difficult,” he said.

In the two months since
schools reopened after the sum-
mer bre al, a number of students
have been hospitalised from
serious injuries suffered during
fights that occurred either on or
niear-school campuses.

In the space of a week, two
high school students — one from
AF Adderley Junior High
School and one from Cl Gib-
son Senior High School —

became the yictims of a knife.



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LOCAL NEWS



Official produces documents
he said did not exist in his dept









































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Sunday,
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FROM page one

documents provided to Mr
Davis commenting on whether
or not people lived in Pinewood.
This was described as “disgust-
ing” by Senior Justice Allen.
Mr Johnson confirmed that a
meeting did occur with the PLP
legal team on Wednesday, with
some information being provid-
ed to them and parameters
being established surrounding
what is desired by the PLP side.
A deadline of 3pm today has
been set for the production of
the remaining information, and
Mr Johnson expects this dead-
line will be met. Mr Davis told
the court he was satisfied with
the progress in this matter.
Danielle McKenzie, a voter



.

in question, testified after the
court was advised on those mat-
ters. She said she lives on
Guinep Street with her mother
and has lived ‘there for three
years. When it was suggested by
Justice Isaacs that she use the
large subdivision map, with the
boundaries of the Pinewood
constituency drawn on it, Ms
McKenzie pointed to an area
outside of the constituency.

FNM Lead Counsel Michael
Barnett also concluded his
cross-examination of Patrice
Cleare, an assistant in the
Pinewood constituency office,
following Ms McKenzie’s testi-
mony. Mr Barnett raised a par-
ticular issue with Ms Cleare’s
declaration in an affidavit that
she did not know voters, such
as Warrick Moss and Nikeya
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Cleare —- among others —
although in court she said that
she did. Ms Cleare said that this
was an “oversight” and there
was only a short time to prepare
the document.

Akaha Knowles, a secretary
in the PLP Pinewood con-
stituency office, who lives on
Avocado Street in the con-
stituency, was another witness
who gave testimony yesterday
about several voters of whom
she has personal knowledge.

Marlo Gardiner, who she said
she knew from the neighbour-
hood and used to live four hous-
es back from her, moved a year

‘ago to Malcolm Allotment. This

area is in the Kennedy con-
stituency, she claimed.

Ms Knowles further told the
court that she went to primary
school with Kendal Seraphin —
who according to investigator
John Munroe’s testimony may
be a Haitian. She said he used to
live two houses down from her
in Peardale. Mr Seraphin, she
claimed,, moved from his resi-
dence, which she admitted was
in. the Pinewood constituency,
last year September. She said
she has been informed that he is
now in Eleuthera where he went
for employment.

Mr Barnett questioned why
Ms Knowles did not ask
Seraphin directly where he lived
when she saw him after the elec-
tion, during his cross-examina-
tion. She admitted to having
seen him during her evidence-
in-chief. Ms Knowles said she
was not aware that he was a
challenged voter at the time.

The court only heard testi-
mony during the morning ses-
sion yesterday as Mr Davis
asked for time to assess the case
after a “fast and furious” week.
Indicating that the trial is mov-
ing closer to conclusion, Mr
Davis informed the court that
he is likely to conclude.the Peti-
tioner’s case by next Thursday,
with it extending to the
following Wednesday.at the lat-
CS

The case adjourned to Mon-
day at 10am.



Channels

to contact

RBDF

officers

THE Royal Bahamas Defence

: Force has announced to boaters
: there are two designated HF SSB

: who detected lethal amounts of .
: the pesticide cypermethrin in -

channels on which officers can be

: contacted.

The two frequencies are 3.786
MHZ USB, and 4.125.

“Additionally channel 16 dis-
tress and calling are monitored
24 hours at the RBDF Coral Har-

. bour Base/Harbour Unit and by

all patrol craft. Mariners are
advised that the VHF radio has a
range of only 25 miles,” said a
release.

For those who have satellite
phones, the RBDF also has a
satellite contact number — 001
8717 647 15526 — which is moni-
tored around the clock.

Police official
criticises lab in
Woolmer case

@ KINGSTON, Jamaica

THE lead police investigator
into the death of Pakistan’s crick-
et coach said Thursday he has no

confidence in the state-run foren- ©

sic lab that reported finding lethal
amounts of a pesticide in Bob
Woolmer’s stomach, according to
Associated Press.

Deputy Police Commissioner
Mark Shields, testifying at an
inquest into Woolmer’s death,
said the government’s Forensic
Science Laboratory is in need of
vast upgrades after years of
neglect.

“Its standard of equipment,
procedure, processes and securi-
ty are not anywhere near the lev-
el I'd like to see,” Shields said.

Shields also questioned the .
findings of Fitzmore Coates, a -.

senior forensic officer at the lab

: Woolmer’s stomach and in urine
: and blood samples.taken from
i the late coach.

Independent tests recently

; completed on Woolmer’s stom-
: ach samples found no traces of
: the potentially deadly cyperme-
} thrin, casting doubt on the. panier
: findings.

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‘goods only’ EPA

with Europe

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor

THE Bahamas is seeking
a “goods only” Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European
Union (EU), something The
Tribune was yesterday told
the Europeans
amenable to, with the min-
- ister of state for finance hav-
ing attended a critical meet-
ing on the trade deal in
Brussels last week.
Zhivargo Laing, who has
responsibility for trade mat-
ters, confirmed yesterday
that he attended a minister-
ial meeting, featuring all
ministers responsible for
trade from the 77-nation
strong African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group,
that was held in Brussels.
He was accompanied by
Simon Wilson, the Ministry
of Finance’s director.of eco-
nomic. planning, but
declined to discuss any

SEE page eight



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New vessel to double -
Briland trip capacity

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMAS FERRIES, the
inter-island ferry transportation
company, has contracted for a

new vessel to replace the Bo

Hengy that is double the latter’s
passenger capacity, ensuring it
will no longer be “leaving sig-
nificant numbers of passengers
behind” during peak demand
periods.

Khaalis Rolle, the company’s
chief marketing officer, told The

Tribune yesterday that the new

vessel, which has been called
the Sea Flight during its pro-
duction, although it has yet to
be officially named, was likely
to be delivered to Bahamas Fer-
ries in August 2008.

It was likely to enter into full
service, on the route from Nas-
sau to Spanish Wells, Harbour

Islands and Governor’s Har- .

bour in “late summer, early

Government _
‘intends’ to hold |
BTC discussions |

Signs privatisation deal with
Bluewater possibly back on track |

B By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

‘THE Government is intend-

ing to have discussions with
‘the bidder for a 49 per cent
stake in the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC), the minister of state
for finance telling The Tri-
bune yesterday that talks may
have happened while he was
abroad on government busi-
ness.

In what some may interpret
as a sign that the BTC privati-
sation is back on track,
Zhivargo Laing said the Gov-
ernment at least intended to
meet with Bluewater Com-
munications Holdings, and
may already have done so and
begun talks with them.

“There were some discus-

sions that have to be had in
relation to some things,” Mr
Laing said. “I know the inten-
. tion is for that to happen.”
He added that he was
- unsure if discussions between
Bluewater and the Govern-
ment had already been held,
as he had been away on gov-
ernment business, and the
matter would have been han-
dled by the Office of the
_ Prime Minister.

‘Bluewater had endured a
more-than five month wait to

hear from the new FNM goy-:

ernment on whether it wanted
to proceed with the BTC pri-

vatisation, and its $260 million
offer that had been agreed in
principle just before the for-
mer Christie administration
demitted office.

Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, Blue-
water’s attorney, had previ-
ously told The Tribune that
his clients were “keen” to con-
clude the privatisation and
acquisition of a 49 per cent
stake in BTC, and had not

' pulled out. Instead, they were

Waiting to hear patiently from
the Government as to how the

process could move forward. -

Bluewater had initially been
prepared to pay $255 million
for a 49 per cent BTC stake,
the Christie government hav-
ing held out for $250 million.
An arrangement was worked
out where Bluewater would
pay $220 million upfront, a
further $35 million after a five-

year cellular monopoly:

expired, and a final $5 million
in the sixth year for $260 mil-
lion.

That price was double the
amount offered by Bahama-
Tel, the leading bidder in the
failed 2003 privatisation
process.

The fact that the Govern-
ment and Bluewater are at
least inching towards resuming
talks will encourage long-time
privatisation advocates to
believe that the protracted 10-
year saga to sell Bie toa

SEE page a nine

H : GARLAND EVANS"
AN INNOCENT MAN STANDS
FOR JUSTICE

In 1998, Business entrepreneur

poche

GARLAND EVANS was investigated for
alleged “wire fraud of faxing inaccurate |

financial

statements”.

The FBI |

investigated these charges and found |
the Government could not charge Mr. |
Evans with the wire fraud of financial |

statement.

The final

ACTUAL charge

presented against Evans on June 4th, |
2002 was “receiving a letter dated July jj
3rd, 1997 via facsimile from his supplier, |
MM of PDI, regarding the status of Jagar’s —

account receivable”.

The term “lulling” |

(Lulling meaning making someone “feel” |
safe when they are not) was put forth |
to the District Court of Dade County and |
Evans was summarily charged, one day |
before the statute of limitations expired. |



See Page 3 Business Section For More Details

* Bahamas Ferries contracts for 350-seat Bo
Hengy replacement, set to arrive in summer

2008

* Company warns fuel surcharges to be
imposed on passengers from November 26,
as oil now more than three times price

when company formed

* Working with government on plan to
reconfigure Potter’s Cay dock

fall”, and with a 350-seat capac-
ity it will be more than double
the Bo Hengy’s 177 seats.
“Customer demand for Har-
bour Island has gone up, and in
peak periods we’re leaving sig-
nificant amounts of passengers
behind because we don’t have
the capacity,” Mr Rolle said.
“Now, we’re doubling the
capacity and adding to the com-
fort level. It’s a larger vessel,
far more state-of-the-art and far

more luxurious. In this case,
we're going to be experimenting
with a business class, first-class
concept.”

Meanwhile, Mr Rolle said the
surge in global oil prices had
forced Bahamas Ferries to
impose a fuel surcharge on pas-
senger tickets from November
26, 2007, onwards.

With oil prices now over $90

SEE page seven





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John Ss George flagship -
store ‘97% complete’

_ Set for December 5 re-opening, as
_ QBC exits phone card business

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

JOHN S:GEORGE’S flagship Palmdale.

store is “97 per cent complete” on its refit
and remodelling, The Tribune was told
yesterday, and should be re-opened on
December 5, 2007, to join the three Lyford
Cay-based stores that were re-opened on
Monday. °

Andrew Wilson, John S George’s own-
er and president/chief executive, said the
company had received an “exceptional
response” to the opening of the John S
George, ACE Hardware and Radio Shack
outlets at the Lyford Cay Shopping Centre.
Once the Palmdale refurbishment was
completed the company would turn its
attention to the John S George stores at
Cable Beach and the Harbour Bay Shop-
ping Centre.

Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said his Quality
Business Centre (QBC) retail chain, once

the largest seller of pre-paid phone cards in
the Bahamas by volume, had exited that
line of business one month ago.

He said; “We. gave all our kiosks to the, _

salespersons who operated them, so we’re
totally focused on our retail, non-card,
enterprises.”

Explaining the decision to exit the phone
card market, Mr Wilson told The Tribune:
“As BTC brought more vendors into the
market, I foresaw the erosion of the mar-
gins, and made a determination, having
crossed the bridge with John S George, to
put all our focus into that and survive or
perish by it.”

Mr Wilson, a retail entrepreneur,
acquired John S George last year from the
investor consortium put together by former
Freeport Concrete chief executive Ken
Hutton. Apart from QBC, he also owns
the Radio Shack franchise for the
Bahamas, and through Quality Apparel,
also owns the formats 1999 Broadway,



Andrew Wilson

Fashion Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for Men,

and Just Kidding. ne
He told The Tribune yesterday that .-,

since taking over the business, the John S

George store at Independence Drive had

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Where is the wisdom we
have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge that
we have lost in information?
Where is the information
that we have lost in data?
- TS Lewis

HE poet TS Lewis

knew a hundred
years ago that wisdom fol-
lows a defined path. It is
derived out of knowledge,
which is derived out of infor-
mation, which is in turn
derived from data. Not much
has changed since then,
except that the sheer amount
of data and information has
increased exponentially. Wel-
come to the age of informa-
tion overload.

When I grew up in the
1960s and 1970s, information
was hard to come by. It was
expensive, at a premium and
only available to the few.
You either had to join a
library or use somebody’s
research facilities. When
reports were made available
they were costly and only in
written form.



experts had better informa-
tion than us (known as infor-
mation asymmetry). What
the Internet has done is bril-
liantly democratise informa-
tion and shift the advantage
from the few to the many.
Anyone can. become an
‘expert’ in a short time,
including myself.

However, it is a double-
edged sword. We have
become addicted to informa-
tion. We now need to find
out what is the first, the best,
the cheapest, the fastest, or
the lightest, and we spend a
lot of our time doing it.

Recent IDC research



“Recent IDC research
found that the average
office worker spends up to
25 per cent of their time
researching online. This is
unproductive time at best,
and time wasting at worst.”



“ In’ the last’20 ‘years;-since

the Internet digital reyolu- |
_ tion, something strange has

happened. Information
exploded exponentially, and
now the Internet is awash
with a huge amount of infor-
mation on every conceivable
topic. Today, we are plugged
into a 24/7 global economy
with constantly expanding
content.

Stephen D. Levitt and
Stephen J. Dubner, in their
book Freakonomics, talk
about how the Internet has
levelled the playing field as
far as information is con-
cerned. Before the Internet,

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foundsthat-the average-office=

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worker spends up to 25 per

i cent of their time research-

ing online. This is unproduc-
tive time at best, and time
wasting at worst. And we
have to somehow fit it into
our regular schedule at work
and home. We end up hav-
ing less free time; we are

working harder, rushing from .

place to place-and living a
more stressful and compli-
cated life. Time poverty is
now one of our biggest com-
plaints, and our addiction to
information a primary cause.
We spend more and more
time researching, and this
puts more pressure on multi-
tasking. The line between
work and play blurs as we

_ tun out of leisure time.

Add to this the increased
complexity of the technolog-
ical tools that we now use.
Most of us now have com-
plex pdas, phones, and multi-
function devices that require
more of our attention every
day to manage.

There has been a subtle
shift from information being
a scarce resource to our
attention now being the
scarcest resource. Our atten-
tion is what marketers are
trying to get at in an increas-
ingly saturated and noisy
space. And they now do this
increasingly online through
e-mails, eBooks, eZines,
newsletters and blogs. There
is a phenomenal amount of
content generated everyday
by Internet marketers, and it
is virtually impossible to keep
up with it.

According -to recent
research, across the planet
over 60 billion e-mails and
14 billion instant messaging
chats take place every day.
Look at your e-mail inbox
and see how many more e-
mails you get today than you
did just a few years ago. We
are literally bombarded with
unsolicited information, and



from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area Ov have won an
award,

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

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Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear





it’s impossible to deal with
this barrage of information. It
is more information than we
can possibly process. And the
speed just seems to keep
increasing.

And here is the paradox.
When you have a glut of
information, its value
plunges. We have become
useless at managing this
abundance of information.
The more choice you have,
the more confusion reigns,
often leading to paralysis.

_Just ask somebody recently

diagnosed with cancer. It is
so hard to tell what informa-
tion is useful, which is inher-
ently biased, and which is
downright incorrect.

It is hard to keep track of
all this information, as we
haven’t been trained to
process it. Filtering data, and
reducing it to a manageable
state, is going to be one of
the key differentiators
between those who find suc-
cess in business and those

. Who don’t.

Research has shown that
information overload causes
among other things, stress,
ill-health, anxiety, confusion,
frustration, self-doubt,.
reduced attention span, poor
decision-making, less ability’

to-think clearly;-ineréased*
tendency to make mistakes, «.

overconfidence, and analysis
paralysis... |

Yet despite these symp-
toms, we still hoard informa-
tion and become information
junkies. In fact; more infor-
mation is bought, never lis-
tened to, or read than ever
before. We have developed
a mentality that we should
buy it “just in case” we need:
it in the future. And what
happens, of course, is that the
material just languishes in
some storage unit Or cup-
board.

One of the ways we com-
pensate for information over-
load is that we tend to latch
on to the first bit of informa-
tion we find. We grab what
information we can, usually
the first thing that comes
along, the first chapter, or a
summary. This can give us a
false sense. of security, and
often leads to the danger of
drawing conclusions from
incomplete information.
Often we give up and don’t
complete the’ exercise at all.
We procrastinate, postpone;
and fail to draw any conclu-
sions at all in the mistaken
belief that we are going to
look at it again later.

So what to do? Well, there
are a few things that you can
do. You'll need to read next
week’s column to find out.

NB: This column is avyail-
able as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.com

Mark draws on 20 years of
top level business, marketing
and communications experi-
ence in London and the
Bahamas. He is chief oper-
ating officer of www.ezpze-
mail.com, currently lives in
Nassau, and can be contacted
at markalexpalmer@mac.com

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 3B



Fiscal deficit up to $23.2m

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government’s fiscal deficit for the
first two months of its 2007-2008 financial
year rose to $23.2 million, compared to a
$0.4 million surplus achieved for the same
time last year, as recurrent and capital
spending rose by 4.1 per cent and 25 per
cent respectively.

Reporting on monthly economic devel-
opments for the month of September, the
Central Bank of the Bahamas said that
while total government spending for the

Credit growth declines, as economy's expansion ‘moderates’

months of July and August 2007 rose by
7.7 per cent, revenues declined by 3,4 per
cent, driven by a 5.4 per cent fall-off in
tax receipts.

Government revenues and grants fell
3.38 per cent to $205.7 million, while cus-
toms duties for July and August 2007 fell
by 1.42 per cent against 2006 compara-
tives to $82.9 million,

Meanwhile, to no one’s great surprise,
the Central Bank said there were indica-

tions that “the expansion in the Bahamian
economy moderated somewhat during
September, amid a levelling off in foreign
investment inflow and tourism activity”.

It added: “The Bahamian economy is
expected to maintain a moderated growth
profile through the balance of this year,
supported by stable domestic demand and
ongoing construction activity.

“However, additional pressure will be
exerted on external reserves, based upon

expectations of tontinuing higher oil prices
and increased imports related to the sea-
sonal build-up in inventories.”

As at end-September 2007, the Bahami-
an external reserves stood at $471.31 mil-
lion, some $86 million down on the previ-
ous year’s $547 million comparative. Yet
the September 2007 figure was still some
$19.4 million up on the 2006 year-end posi-
tion.

For the first nine months of 2007,

Bahamian dollar credit growth was 10 per
cent lower at $471.9 million, compared to
the previous year. Mortgage and consumer
credit growth dropped by $35.4 million
and $26.2 million respectively, to
$219.8 million and $143.2 million, respec-
tively.

For September alone, private sector
credit growth fell by more than 40 per
cent to $49.8 million, as growth in mort-

ages and consumer credit dropped by
$83 thillion and $8.4 million respectively to
$14.7 million and $24.4 million respec-
tively.

Through all of the investigation and allegation, Evans kept his public persona intact,
focusing on the growth of his many businesses, downplaying or ignoring the false
allegations and unproven facts that were charged against him. He playeda key role in
the Families’ successful businesses, operated by his children, Tiffani Evans, President
of Prime Bahamas which continues to flourish and newly developed successful
venture, Nautilus Water run by his son, Jason Evans, President. Throughout all of
the decades of business, The Evans family continues to.be a successfully operated —
Bahamian organization. This testimony is demonstrated through their commitment
to each other and their continued growth within the business community.

Questions on
-— tourism ad

A CARRIBEAN tourism advisor has questioned
whether an island featured in a recent Bahamian Min-
istry of Tourism advertisement is actually located in
this country.

Don Nausbum, in an e-mail sent to The Tribune, said
the ad, which appeared in the October 2007 issue of
Air Canada’s inflight magazine En Route, has been
questioned on the website www.carribeantraveladvi-
sor.info

According to the website, the Bahamian tourist
board said it believed the photo to be of Frozen Cay.
However, the article said: “We have not only deter-
mined that this photo isn’t of Frozen Cay, it isn’t Sandy
Cay or any other cay in the Bahamas.”

The article said Bahamian tourism appeared to.be
using an image of a tiny sandy island, densely covered
in palm trees in their latest promo

However, the article said: “Well, it’s certainly not
from the Bahamas, which sports mainly low lying isles
sparsely covered with pine trees, and the occasional
palm. Aha......where was the image taken? My guess is
that it is either a photo composite, or an image from
either the South Pacific or the Maldives.

“So if a picture tells a thousand words, I’m not sure
what the message is in this case, except perhaps to caus
tion that in the digital age, you can't always believe
what you see.” ,

INDICTMENT

On June 4th, 2002 he was charged with “Lulling” on 3 counts. February 1st,
2003 a trial was entered on a discovery basis only. (A discovery trial allows the
Defendant to cross-examine the prosecution’s witness(es) only, it does not allow
the Defense to give evidence, submit evidence, present witness(es) or testify). On
February 3rd, 2003 the verdict was returned guilty, however the Judge did not
make a decision on whether or not to let the charges stand as stated, to change
the Jury verdict or dismiss the case. The Judge on this case allowed H. Garland
Evans to return to The Bahamas and permitted him to travel around the world,
conducting his business and personal commitments. Evans was released on
bond, with his own integrity, which is highly unheard of in Federal based cases.
This act was a testimony of faith by the Judge on behalf of Mr. Evans’ character
and integrity. On August 20,.2004, 18 months later, the Judge dismissed 2 of
these 3 counts ; only one “Lulling” charge was formally presented due to the
response of the fax document by the company’s comptroller. If there was no
response to this fax document, this count would have also been dismissed.

TRIAL

Evans’ commitment to clear his name was demonstrated by meeting the guidelines
requested by the Judge during the entire trial and continues to this date. During
the trial, the Judge did caution the owners of the Company (PDI) alleging the
charges that their testimony could be used. at another date on Insurance Fraud
charges and/or Perjury. There are also two key items that the discovery trial did not
address which relate to (1) the failure of the prosecutor to call a key witness to give
evidence which may have cleared Mr. Evans of culpability and, (2) itis alleged that
the company may have sought to obtain insurance coveragé after becoming aware
of Jagar’s financial troubles which may not have been disclosed to the insurers.

A, G. Electric Company Ltd.

Licensed Electrical Contractors, Sales and Service

is looking to hire an Electrical Salesperson.
Interested applicants should be high school
graduates, computer literate, personable,
reliable and possess a sound work ethic.
Previous experience an asset.

VERDICT

After the verdict was handed down on February 3rd, 2003, Evans
immediately filed an appeal to the Appellate Court. On November
16, 2006 the Appellate Court denied the appeal and a .motion was.
filed by Evans to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.
April 20th, 2007 the key witness that was not called by the Prosecution to testify
during the initial trial, signed an Affidavit and presented evidence
that exonerates Mr. Evans, this presented Evans the. opportunity to
file a motion for a new trial pending the decision of the Appellate Courts.
The new’ evidence could’ only be presented in = a_ new _ trial.
On October 29, 2007 the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington,
DC decided against hearing the appeal, at which time, Evans was told
that he had until the 16th November, 2007 to surrender to Maxwell AFB
in Montgomery, Alabama to start serving the sentence. Following the
announcement, on October 29th, 2007 the Motion for a New Trial was filed
and recorded the US Government has until December. 7th, 2007 to respond.

No telephone calls please.

Resumes should be faxed to:

242-393-3760

i
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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

SENTENCING

A maximum sentencing of 18 months was handed down to be served; 11 months at
an Air Force.Base and 4 in home confinement, assuming a new trial is not granted.
This AFB has no bars, fences or locks and all inmates live in barracks, like the military
personnel and have access for further education at college and recreational activities.

_ Bachelor Degree or higher in the field of Civil ‘At a new trial the evidence contained in an Affidavit by a new
Engineering, witness will seek to establish that evidence was concealed that
3-5 years experience in Civil Engineering and . .
Construction related fields. the owners of the company my _ have committed insurance fraud.
Registered with the Bahamas Professional Engineers’

Board. :

a RELEASE

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

H. Garland Evans will continue to pursue every means to have the new evidence
presented to the courts to clear his name entirely. After 9 years of legal battle,
and a pending sentence to serve, with evidence at hand to clear his name, he
continues to hold the utmost integrity in the business community and will not stop
until his name is cleared from this charge. His innocence will be proven and his
attorney and the Judge hold legal documentation to this fact, as they anxiously
await a new trial. Evans is supported by his family, friends and legal counsel
who await the news from the US Government if a new trial can be obtained
and if granted a request for immediate release during trial will be requested.
H. Garland Evans would like to thank allofhis suppliers, clients, customers, associates,
staff/employees and friends for their kindness and support throughout and during
this long process. He wishes the very best to everyone during his short absence

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

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

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


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BAIC, BDB must become

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‘fully independent’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Development
Bank (BDB) and other agencies
charged with developing this
nation’s small business sector
must become “fully autonomous
and independent” from paftisan
politics, a private sector repre-
sentative yesterday saying that
their current financial predica-
ments provided an ideal oppor-
tunity for reform.

Marlon Johnson, the Small
Business Association of the
Bahamas’ executive vice-presi-
dent, said it was “way past the
time” when the BDB, Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), government-
sponsored venture capital fund
and government loan guarantee
programme should be consoli-
dated into one.

He again suggested that they
be merged into something called
the Bahamas Small Business
Agency, which would effectively
provide ‘a one-stop shop’ for
everything required by small
businesses, start-ups and entre-
preneurs, including capital and

Financial predicaments
provide ideal opportunity for
reform, with private sector
executive again calling for
consolidation into Bahamas
Small Business Agency

support services.

Speaking in the wake of the
BDB and BAIC financial state-
ments being tabled in the House
of Assembly, Mr Johnson said
the issues exposed by audits of
both organisations could possi-
bly be used by the Government
as areform opportunity and con-
solidate all the agencies into one.

The BDB’s 2006 external
audit, performed by accountants
Moore Stephens Butler & Tay-
lor, reported: “The liquidity
position of the bank, and the
continuing deficits, indicates that
the bank will require equity
injection from the Government
of the Bahamas if it is to con-
tinue as a going concern.”

The BDB sustained a $3.331
million loss for the year to
December 31, 2006, a more than
five-fold increase on the previ-
ous year’s $627,210 loss. At the
year-end date, it had just fixed

assets of $55.761 million, which -

were worth just $117,105 more
than the BDB’s liabilities of
$55.644 million,

Since its incorporation in
1974, the BDB had run-up an
accumulated deficit of $25.741
million through consistent losses.

On the BAIC front, in 2002
the agency lost $942,942, fol-
lowed by a $1.6 million loss in
2003, an increase of $670,624 or
71.12 per cent.

In 2004, the net loss decreased
from $1.614 million to
$812,596.

The agency's assets at year-
end 2004 stood at $2.468 million,
while its total liabilities - inclu-
sive of some $12.082 million in

».advances from, the Governmenge
agencies and they be run as inde-
BAIC’s liabilities then exceed- ,

stood at $13.742 million.

ed assets by $11.273 million, and
with an accumulated deficit of
$22.214 million, it is insolvent
without financial injections from
the Government.

Mr Johnson told The Tribune
yesterday that while all govern-
ments had been “well-inten-
tioned” towards the growth and
development of Bahamian small
businesses, and a number of ini-
tiatives had “shown some suc-
cess over the years”, the
Bahamas now had to look at
doing things differently.

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work elsewhere, we are way past
the time when we should con-
solidate all these small business
programmes and create the
Bahamas Small Business
Agency,” Mr Johnson said. | ~

He added that apart from just
providing capital and financing
to Bahamian entrepreneurs, this
agency also needed to provide
essential support services such
as marketing, accounting, busi-
ness planning and management
support.

“To give money to a small
business ain’t enough,” Mr John-
son added, explaining that many
entrepreneurs often only pos-
sessed an idea or dream in their
head, and had little management
or operational experience when
it came to running a business.

“What we do not need is to
have so many different entities
addressing the same end, “ Mr
Johnson said.

“T don’t think we’ve seen the

required level of co-ordination
and imagination that can really
unleash the type of take-off in
the small business community
that we need.
+ “Maybe the policymakers
could use this opportunity to
address the direction they want
to move in in terms of develop-
ment of small businesses, con-
solidate the disparate parts
out there and create a single enti-
ty.”

Mr Johnson said that if a
Bahamas Small Business
Agency, or the existing BDB and
BAIC, were to function at max-
imum effectiveness. and fulfill
théivimandates, “partisan: poli-
tics” had to be removed from the.

pendent agencies.

“What we need to move
towards is making these fully
autonomous and independent
agencies, with a very clear man-
date and a very clear target,’ Mr
Johnson said.

“We have to figure out a way

of making this thing work, an d
making it work properly.”

He added, though, that small
businesses and entrepreneurs
should not view financing, such
as BDB loans, as “charity” and
not make repayments as sched-
uled.

Nor should Bahamians view
the losses made by BAIC and
BDB as ‘par for the course’, Mr
Johnson saying that just because
they were in a high-risk area -
dealing with and lending to small
businesses, - it should not auto-
matically be assumed that they
would lose money.

He pointed out that a number. °

of small business and micro busi-
ness lending institutions around
the world had become self-sus-

taining, if not profitable, and

“with a little bit of imagination”

and assistance from the likes of’

the Caribbean Development Ban
k (CDB) and Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), there
was no reason why BAIC and
BDB could not be set on this
path.

Agriculture and Marine
Resources Minster, Larry
Cartwright, revealed on Wednes-
day just how ‘out-of’ control’
BAIC had become during Sid-
ney Stubbs’ tenure as executive

chairman, with seemingly no.

spending controls in place and
costs ballooning, plunging the
agency into huge losses.

Some $1.06 million in out-.'

standing rent that should have
been collected from business
tenants at the Solider Road Park

Industrial Park lay on the

Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation’s (BAIC)
books at year-end 2003.

The total rent revenue that
should be collected from the
Solider Road Industrial Park
(SRIP) was $461,973 per annum
at occupancy level, but in 2003
total revenues collected were
only $332,765.

Mr Cartwright added that
despite a suggestion to outsource
the collection efforts, nothing
appeared to happen.

In addition, BAIC’s micro
loan facility was “out of con-
trol”, with significant breaches
in documentation and overall
administration.

Mr Cartwright said obvisus
infractions included; ... a

* No files in place
* No documentation for items
* No assignment of revenue

‘ forms in place

* Where they were in place,
the amounts were not collected

* Violations of policies regard
ing purpose and amounts.

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Firms improperly licensing
computer software products

m By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter



THERE are many companies who are improp-
erly licensing their computer software and not
benefiting from the most cost-efficient way of
installing it on their computer systems, a Bahami-
an information technology professional said yes-
terday.

Ian Hepburn, head of Providence Technology
Group, said the issue of computer licensing, while
not “sexy”, was very important and something his
company was working to address.

“You realise that people are purchasing soft-
ware, and it is not the lowest-cost option. In any
organisation, you have multiple PCs. So normal-
ly what people do is when they get a new PC, they
have the software reinstalled and that is actually
more expensive than buying a group licence,”
Mr Hepburn said.

He explained that companies such as Microsoft
have options where firms can buy licensing in
groups, which is much cheaper than purchasing
one at a time.

“So when the new PC comes in they are prop-
erly licensed to update it,” Mr Hepburn said.

In addition, he said more needs to be done to
prevent issues such as pirating and the reuse of
licensed software.

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Microsoft seminar for 70 IT specialists. "Today is
a part of the Providence Group’s commitment
and Microsoft’s commitment to make sure that
the business community is aware of what is avail-
able,” Mr Hepburn said.

“Quite often software is purchased, it’s installed
and it is on a desktop, and it really doesn't change
until your computer stops working and some-
thing forces you to move. So today is taking the
opportunity to showcase the in the market.” .

He said the two software systems which were
introduced yesterday were Microsoft Office 2007
and Windows Vista.

“Microsoft has just released a new version,
Microsoft Office 2007, and it has tremendous
features and capabilities which can save a lot of
time and effort, and allow your work to have a
much more professional feel,” Mr Hepburn said.

“Before you would have to send it out to a
professional graphic designer, but the templates
are now available and you can just select them.”

In the case of Windows Vista, Mr Hepburn
explained that it was a new operating system for
the PC, focused on ease of use and security.

“As you know it is a very big issue, making
sure your data is protected, to make sure that
someone is not walking into your office gaining
information, or if you have a lap top and it
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Street and Blue Hill Road

will be CLOSED on .
Friday 16th November, 2007 for
our Strategic Planning Retreat
to better serve you.

The offices will re-open on
Monday 19th November, 2007.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Phone us at 325-3603 or 326-8791

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Design special events

Qualifications:

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certifications

Y Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
with at feast three (3) years international or off-shore experience.

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to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, sbowe@bakersbayclub.com or
by fax at 242-367-0804.

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° at least five(5) years of aduit experience,

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Salary will commersurate with qualifications and
expereince.

Please submit resume and copies of all academic
certificates to Manager, Administration & Personnel,
Bahamas Gaming Board, P.O. Box N-4565, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Deadline for submission should be no later than
Friday, November 23, 2007.



@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
’ Tribune Business
Reporter

EFFORTS to establish an
Bahamas association of

Information Technology.

(IT) providers have tem-
porarily stalled, The Tribune
was told yesterday, although
there was still a strong need
for the field to be profes-

Still strong need for field to
be professionally organised



sionally organisied.

Ian Hepburn, head of
Providence Technology
Group, said the group had

NOTICE

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)

NOTICE

“Creditors having) debtsiooriclaims’ against _ the
‘above-named - Company® are ‘required © to: send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or. before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONGO LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.
Karen Floyd
Liquidator

16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO
' (MER PROFONDE SUD) LIMITED

| NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

established an interim Board
of Directors, which had been
working on creating a Con-
stitution and the foundation
work needed to start an
association.

Mr Hepburn said it was
hard to pinpoint exactly
what had stalled the effort,
although he added that some
time was inevitably lost dur-
ing the summer months
when many board members
were travelling.

He added that such groups
were often notoriously dif-
ficult to create, particularly
because much of the initial
work was being done by
busy senior IT professionals,
who were volunteering time
from their work schedules.

“There is still a strong
need for an IT association.
There are just so many ben-
efits: that these profession-
als and the Bahamas itself
could gain,” Mr Hepburn
said.

For example, he added
that businesses would have
an organisation that could
independently help track the

qualifications of a particular
person - whether they have
been reliable, what their
track record is, and what
pee of job they are suitable

0 do.

It would also provide a
valuable point of contact for
the Government. — j

“IT is a big part of our
present, and it will be a big
part of our future, because
the government will be able
to approach a body that rep-
resents IT professionals, as it:
does with accounting pro-
fessional or legal profes-

sionals. To have that one —

body, I think that would be
tremendously useful,” Mr
Hepburn said.

- He added that an IT asso-
ciation would also provide a
great networking opportuni-
ty for professionals who
sometimes remained stuck
at their desks and did not
meet many people in the’
field.

It would allow them to
share ideas and socialise, but
more importantly give them
the ability as an organisation
to negotiate with large com-
panies, such as Microsoft,
CISCO or IBM, to get dis-
counts or training.

“It is really about organis-
ng ourselves in such a way
that says to the rest of the
world that we are serious,”
Mr Hepburn said.

NOMCE

(MER TRES PROFONDE NORD) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

fos

is in dissolution under the ©

provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the &
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

_ Dated the 13th day of Novemeber, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

SO O

ODUC C

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. as follows:

(a)

is in dissolution under the provisions of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

’ Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

NOTICE

Creditors having debts
above-named Company

or claims
are

the
send

against
required to

particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box

N-624, Nassau,

Bahamas

“on. or before 7th

December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be .excluded from the benefit of any distribution

made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 7B.

New vessel to double |

Briland trip capacity

FROM page one

per barrel on the major global
market indexes, Bahamas Fer-
ries is imposing a fuel sur-
charge on ticket prices of $5
per passenger and $15 po
vehicle.

“This is the first increase in
a couple of years,” M r Rolle

"_. said. “We’ve just been hit so

’ hard. We’re paying more than
three times as much for fuel
as when we started in 1999.
Then, it was $26 per barrel.
Now, it’s $90 per barrel.”
The fuel surcharge increases
were set to apply across all
Bahamas Ferries vessels - the
Bo Hengy, Seawind and
Sealink. Apart-from the Har-
bour Island and Eleuthera
route, the company’s vessels

also serve Fresh Creek and.

Morgan’s Bluff in Andros,
‘Sandypoint in Abaco, The
Current, and Exuma.

Mr Rolle said the Bo
Hengy’s replacement would

be able to carry small roll-on,
roll-off freight. The new vessel
was needed, he added,
because the Bo Hengy was
getting old, with the useful life

of such boats reckoned to be_

10 years - especially those used
as frequently as it had been. .
“We’ve not fully determined

. what we’re going to do with

the Bo Hengy just yet;
whether we keep it in the fleet
and use it at peak periods, or
sell it on the open market,”
Mr Rolle said.

He added that Bahamas
Ferries had made “steady
progress” as a company, with
customer numbers growing
and the firm starting to expe-
rience “traction” as a result.
Yet it had now outgrown its
Potter’s Cay base in Nassau.

“Overall, the company is

very firm,” Mr Rolle said. | :

“Financially, we’re beginning
to see our way clear. This is a
very capital intensive business,
and one of the constant chal-

’ lenges we constantly battle

with is that we have such finite
space from where to operate.
We have outgrown our space
twenty-fold.

“It’s a nightmare at peak
periods, it’s a nightmare for
customers getting on and off
Potter’s Cay dock, and it’s a
nightmare loading vessels,
operating the equipment and
attending to customefs.”

Mr Rolle said there was “no
other location that is econom-
ically viable right now” for

Bahamas Ferries, but added
that the company had been
working with the Port Depart-
ment and Ministry of Works
on plans to reconfigure Pot-
ter’s Cay Dock “so that it
makes sense for ail the opera-
tors”.

“In the new iavout of. Pot-
ter’s Cay that the Government
has on the drawing board”, Mr
Rolle said space was being
allocated to shipping opera-
tors based on their specific
needs.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

RANGA RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.
- LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of RANGA

RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify




PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that |, GINO BENEDICT
VERSANNES of Amos Ferguson Street, New Providence,

Bahamas intend to change my name to GINO BENEDICT
JOSPEH. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poil, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of this notice.








NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
, (No 45 of 2000)

CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

-<¢» PURSUANT TO SECTION 137.(6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consuliants Limited, Liquidator of CENTRIL-
LION INVESTMENTS INC., hereby certify that the winding
up and dissolution of CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.,
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE —

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of CASTLE
VIEW HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of WOOD
GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD., hereby certify that the winding °
up and dissolution of WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL



that the winding up and dissolution of RANGA RAYA INTER-
NATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., has been en aad in accor-
dance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MANSION ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

i PURSUANT .-TO SECTION 137°(6) QF")
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MANSION
ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up and dis-
solution of MANSION ESTATE INC., has been completed in
accordance with the Articles of Dissolution:

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of PARK VIEW
HOLDINGS LTD., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
_ (No 45 of 2000)

TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of TOWER-
LANDS ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF ‘-
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

! We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MARISSA

INTERNATIONAL INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC., has
been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolu-
tion.

- Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPAN IES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC.
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MAYFAIR
ENTERPRISES INC., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES
FUND, LTD.
IBC NO.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2) (a) of the
International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, GUTMANN CENTRAL &.
EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD ts in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the GUTMAN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD. Is required on or before the 18th day of
December 2007 to send thelr name, address and particulars of the debt or claim
to the liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such claim fs approved.

We, Sterling (Bahamas) Limited, of Second Floor, Ansbacher House, Shirley

& East Streets North, is the Liquidator of GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD.

oe Limited

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of SEAGATE
INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED hereby certify that the
winding up and dissolution of SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL
INCORPORATED has been om in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution.

Dated ‘the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT |
(No.46 of 2000)

SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.
IBC NO. 116276B

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000,
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP. is in dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the Sabre Associates Comp is
required on or before the 17th of Dec., 2007 to send their name,
address and particulars of the debt or claim to the liquidator of
the company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made such claim is approved.

We. Oaklawn Limited of Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 3085, Road
Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, are the Liquidators of
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.


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ahamas seeks ‘goods
only’ EPA with Europe

FROM page one

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the December 31, 2007, dead-
line for signing the EPA.
The source said: “What
you'll find is the conclusion
from the meeting by. both the
trade ministers and the offi-
cial representatives was that
most regions are not in a posi-
tion to sign by the deadline”.
The Tribune was told that
CARIFORUM, the
Caribbean regional body of
which the Bahamas is notion-
ally a part in the EPA talks,

-had been ,most advanced in

negotiations with the EU.

Yet the source said: “New
developments came about, so
that the offer CARTIFORUM
“made was not accepted by the
EU. Now a counter-offer has
been made by the EU.”

This counter-offer was said
to be “a little bit more strin-
gent in certain areas” - such as
the timetable for liberalisa-
tion - than CARIFORUM
had wanted or expected, forc-
ing its member countries to
regroup to deal with the new
issues that had arisen.

From the Bahamas’ per-
spective, the source said: “We
are seeking to advance a
goods-only agreement, which
the Europeans agreed they
are amenable to doing. We
are certainly moving towards
that end, to sign at the end of
the year if at all possible as
part of this effort.”

The fact that the Bahamas
is back at the EPA negotiating
table, even if peripherally
involved, has raised some
optimism among the indus-
tries set to be most affected
by the agreement that this
nation will sign up by the
December 31, 2007, deadline
and preserve their duty-free
market access,

Anthony McKinney, presi-
dent of fish processor and
exporter, Paradise Fisheries,
said: “We’re certainly very
encouraged by it, and very
optimistic that we will be at
the table and, hopefully, will
be able to sign.

Yet there is still likely to be
concern that the Government

is pinning its hopes too much
on other countries not meet-
ing the EPA deadline, private
sector representatives having
said previously that the
Bahamas was not taking the
negotiations seriously enough.

There are also concerns
over whether the Bahamas
can actively participate in
negotiations, shaping and
crafting the EPA agreement,
when it has not submitted any
market access or services
offers for inclusion in the
talks.

Hank Ferguson, who is
advising the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce and its glob-
alization/trade liberalization
committee on the EPA, pre-
viously told The Tribune that
this nation still had an oppor-
tunity to participate in the
EPA “very late in the day”,
but needed to go to Brussels
with market access and ser-
vices offers.

Prior to his departure, Mr
Laing said he would not be
carrying any offers, but added

that it would be much easier

for the Bahamas to sign the
EPA if services - especially
financial services - were
excluded from the talks.

“We’re here, but we’re on
the periphery,” Mr Ferguson
told The Tribune of the
Bahamas’ participation in
Jamaica. “We’re not actively
involved; we’re not negotiat-
ing and participating in the
way we need to do. We should
be actively participating in,
shaping and writing the agree-
ment.

“Right now it’s already late,
and much of the text is com-
pleted. The services text from
CARIFORUM is now com-
plete.”

Failing to secure duty- -free
market access to the EU by
not signing the EPA could
add an 8-12 per cent Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) tar-
iff to some $60 million worth i
of Bahamian seafoods prod-
ucts going to that continent,
making them more expensive
and uncompetitive on price.













PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ELISHA CLARKE of
Abraham Street, Clarke’s Alley, PRO. Box SS-5130, New
Providence, Bahamas intend to change my name to ELIJAH
CLARKE. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY TOUSSAINT
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS _ is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LATOYA PLUMMER-

CHEDDESINGH of ST. ALBANS DRIVE, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization

as a citizen. of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

BALDWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Responsible: for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all preventative maintenance: andwy:heavy
pha ¢f2

equipments re pairs are conducted as pér,com-
pany standards. Conducts on-site audits 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 16TH day of

NOVEMBER 2007 io the: Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:



Sieebyri

(a) BALDWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED is

in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137(4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas

Bahamas Waste

Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital

Freeport Concrete

- Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
- Current day's weighted price for daily volume

o1 Share paid in whe last 12 monhs
P/E - Closing price divided by the iast 12 month carnings

evaluations. of port equipment, coordinates
repair activities and preventative procedures.

>

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.





Legal Notice

NOTICE

PROFINIUM INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
| Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the

6th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa

Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

= )FIDELITY

CFA LL

Previous Close Today's Close

1.59
11.60
9.55
0.85
3.74
2.61
11.18
3.15
6.01
6.61
2.26
6.50
12.71
14.65
6.04
0.74
7.25

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

Bahamas Supermarkets

Fund Name
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

1.364118"
3.5388*"*
2.938214***

1.59
11.60
9.55
0.85
3.74
2.61
11.18
3.15
6.01
6.54.
2.26
6.50 °
12.71
14.65
6.04
0.74
7.25
10.05

Last Price Weekly Vol.
% 16.00

6.00
ioize

Last 12 Months Div $

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divide
Bid $ ~ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask § - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
- Last traded over-the-counter price

Last Price
Weekly Vol. -
EPS $ - Acompany's reported earings per share for the last 12 mths

*-~ 9 November 2007

*- 30 June 2007

*** 31 October 2007
*- 31 July 2007

Trading volume of the prior week

NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M -

Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100



(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on .
the 14th 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
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BORDEAUX INVESTMENTS LTD. 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 14th 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
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator

Positions available at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina:

. Sushi Chef
Diesel/Gasoline Mechanic

A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the
successful candidates. If you are interested in being part of a
dynamic, growing company, please email, mail or fax

Resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
PO Box 24020
South Bimini
Bahamas
Tel: 242-347-3500
Fax: 242-347-3501
fcooney @biminisands.com



Aime
THE TRIBUNE

John S
George
flagship
store ‘97%
complete’
FROM page one

been re-opened, and an
ACE Hardware store also
opened at the same site.

The strategy is for ACE
Hardware to supply hard-
ware and building materi-
als, with John S George’s |
stores establishing a repu-
tation in each of the com-
munities they served as
they key destination for
household appliances and
home furnishings.

Mr Wilson said he want-
ed ACE Hardware to
become “the retail choice
of Bahamians as it relates
to hardware”, having
added more complete lines
of building materials to its
product offerings. —

“By nature I always
wish work proceeds faster
than it does, but Pm
pleased with the progress
so far,” Mr Wilson added.

“We've had our partners
in from AC E Internation-
al, and they’ve commented
that the changes they’ve
seen in John S George
over the last three to four
months are more than in
the last 40 years.”

The flagship Palmdale
store had received a new
storefront, and while some
finishing work might be
required in the New Year,
Mr Wilson said customer
feedback on the improve-
ments and the Lyford Cay
stores had been positive.

“We’re having good
traffic and I’m pleased
with. the sales,” Mr Wilson
said of the Lyford Cay
stores.

“We’ve been working
seven days, around the
clock. With the holiday
season upon us, we don’t
expect to resolve all our
challenges with John S
George in one season , but
we wanted to make sure
our infrastructure was in
i}. place so customers’ ‘could *
® see it.’ :






Bes acon



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 968

Government ‘intends’



‘to hold BTC discussions |

FROM page one

strategic partner may be final-
ly drawing to a close. The
process has spanned three
governments, cost more than
$150 million, and involved one
failed attempt in 2003.

Failing to privatise has ©

also impacted the other
arm of the Government’s
telecommunications sector
policy, namely liberalisa-
tion/deregulation. The for-
mer administration
attempted to restrict the
competition offered by
IndiGo Networks, BTC’s
only legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and Cable
Bahamas, in order to pre-
serve BTC’s value for pri-

vatisation.

Yet this has also deprived
Bahamian consumers of
greater choice, the better
prices competition would

bring, and an improved

quality of service. And all

the while BTC’s revenues -

and profitability are being
eroded by the likes of
Skype, Vonage and other
Voice over Internet Proto-
col (VoiP) providers.
BTC is. now heavily

reliant on its cellular.
monopoly to provide the.

majority of its profits, and
the five-year monopoly in

this area that was required |
to induce Bluewater to pay
the $260 million price is

likely to be one of the
issues up for discussion
between the bidder and the
Government.

While the price looks
good on paper, and the

Bluewater offer seems a-

good one for BTC itself,
the five-year monopoly on
cellular may not be so good
for Bahamian businesses

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provision of Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act,
NOTICE is hereby given that VALIDEZ S.A.
has been dissolved and has been struck off the
Register with effect from October 17th, 2007.

Margaret Tatem-Gilbert and Lorna Kemp
LIQUIDATORS
1 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Centre of Commerce
P.O. Box SS-6289
yes 46) Nassau, Bahamas





SALES
PERSONS
JEEDED!



e Excellent opportunity
for you to control your
income. :

e You are limited only to
your potential |

° Flexible hours available

e Excellent commissions

and benefits

Must have a proven track record in sales

and consumers, as it would
take away the benefits -
seemingly - from greater
competition.

Bluewater attempted to
get round this by offering
a ‘virtual mobile network’,
where rival cellular opera-
tors could pay to use BTC’s
infrastructure to carry their
own services.

New Providence

Vacant lot#1038
(60°x100*°) - Garden
Hills #3. (Appraised

Value
$35,000.00)

Lot #338 (60’°x97.247)
w/hse t,735sq.ft. +

Arawak Ave Pytron’s
Addition (Appraised
Value
$137,000.00)

Lot #4B, Blk #1
(50°x 100’) w/two storey
4 units building — West
of Family St off Soldier
Rd (Appraised Value
$232,000.00)

Lot #30 (60°x100°)
w/duplex (1,686sq.ft.) ~
Golden Gates Estate #1
(Appraised
$177,305.00)

Lots #3.& #4
(50°x100"), Blk #47
w/duplex & shop
1,532sq. ft. — Forbes St
Nassau Village

“Appraised. Value”
“$120, 000.00)

Lot 40°x36°x100"
(3,933sq. ft.) w/building
(1,428sq. ft.) ~ Sutton
Street & St. Bedes Lane
off Kemp Road (Appraise
Value $85,000.00)

Lot #171 (100°x100")
w/two story building -
East St opposite
Deveaux St.
(Appraised Value
$300,000.00)

Lot #120 (7,773sq. ft)
w/house (1,996sq. ft.) —
Holly Court Blue Hill
Heights (Appraised
Value$ 150,000.00

Andros
. Lot (4,344 sq. ft)
widuplex (1,174 sq. ft)
~ opposite Batelco Fresh
Creek, Central Andros,
(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)

XK

Among Bluewater’s prin-
cipals are ex-Time Warner
-executive Roger Ames and
former NTL chief financial
officer John Gregg.

Then there is Andrew

Sukuwaty, chairman and.

chief executive of Inmarsat,
the global satellite commu-
nications company. He is a
non-executive director of

UK cellular provider 02,
and former president and
chief executive of Sprint
PCS, one of the largest US
cellular providers.

Another Bluewater prin-
cipal is Carlos Espinal,
chief executive of TSTT;
the national telephone
company of Trinidad &
Tobago.

BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034

Nassau, Bahamas:

ob

Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
nae 242) 327-5047, 327-1 258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

10. Lot #1 19 0 5000sq. fl )
w/single story complex
(3,440sq, ft.) ~ Sir Henry
Morgan Dr. Andros
Beach Colony Sub
Nicholls’s Town Andros

. Vacant lot 100°x 150’
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

Grand Bahama.

. Vacant Lot #8 Bik #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq. ft)-
Henny Ave Derby Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90'x125’) ~ Derby
Sub Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $23,000.00)

. Vacant lot #862 Section
#1 ~ Freeport Ridge Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama .

oo (Appraised Valwe.s ii oo ici:



ce oy 00.00)

lots #12 @ #13

a #13, Unit #2 -
Lincoln Green
Subdivision Lucaya
Freeport Grand Bahama:
(Appraised Value
$80,000.00)

. Lot #8 BIkK#7
(102’x125") w/hse
1,935sq. tt. ~ Montrose
Lo Bahamia West —
Replat Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$180,000.00)

. Ten (10) unit hotel
complex on 4.99 acres of
beach front- High = -
Rock, Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $1.1 million)

. Vacant lot #5, BIk#3 1,
Section B ~ Royal
Subdivision Freeport .
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,000.00)

@ ne
(1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer

(1) Whirl Microwave
(Tee Cash Register
(1) Facial Machine

(1) Brothers Black & White Laser Printer
(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
CL) Multi Fruit Juicer
(1) Chrome Mixing Tank

Abaco
19, Lot 454 D 65°x100° wi
triplex foundation~.
Murphy Town Abaco
» (Appraised Value
$27,034.00)
20. Lot #6 vacant 2 acres—
FoxTown Abaco
_ (Appraised Value.
~ $40,000.00)

- Ekeuthera
21: Lot 31'xt1 1 whse
_ Lord Street Taprum Bay
Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)
22. Vacant Lot #6
(14,555sq. ft.)-a half
mile Southward of
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera
_ (Appraised Valve
$38,000.00)
Cat island
23. Lot w/twelve (12) room
‘motel 1.39 acres-
.Arthur’s Town Cat,
Island (Appraised
Vatue $1.3
~ Mittien Deliers)
24.: One acre beach front -
., Property meee
-, 900sq. ft Devil's
‘ Point ‘Cat Istand °

hs _Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.)
SWwéhse-Matthew Town
Inagua Russell Street
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)

(1) Wood Table (Round) °"
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)

() Facial Bed ; oe

(1) Pedicure Set

(2) Pedicure Stoals

mS (1) Ergonomic Task Chair

(3) Maroon Banquet Chairs

(1) Twe Door Chest Freezer

“> (1) One Door Chest Freezer

() Double Doar oc Refigerator



@ (1) Capper Machine
; (1) Quilting Sewing Machine ¥
e Professional appearance a must Vessels | Velictes
$3? Vessel (1977) Shabak ‘(1.03 Dodge Caravan,
° Must have reliable transportation 29° (1983) Vessel (Lauly Reve) (1) 96 Ford Explorer
Abili t to m : d dh i ' ‘ d dli 45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus
® | 48° North Carolina Hull (1989) (1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
y ee an a ere O ) ric ea Ines . $2’ Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy (1) OL Kia Bus 12 Seater
ry 47° Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality) © »(1).02. Kitchen Trailer : ‘
Excellent written and communication Skills. 43° Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (L. ady Raine Too) ‘ (1.03, Loyal Colson (Paria) *

120° Steel Hull Vessel (1978)

58° (1997) Steel Hull Vessel (Bay ouside Child)

51’ Defender (1981) Equility

122° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa IU,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama

_ Apply in writing to
Sales Representatives
Box PM-1
C/O The Nassau Guardian
P.O. Box N-3011

Nassau

Bahamas

COOKING UTENSILS FORKS, seen pots, PANS & CUPS

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 mot 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. :



x
PAGE 10B,

Rules: -
AV:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007 ~



THE TRIBUNE

The Four-WAY Test

From the earliest days of the
organization, Rotarians were
concerned with promoting high
ethical standards in their
professional lives. One of the
world's most widely printed and
quoted statements of business
ethics is The Four-Way Test,
which was created in 1932 by
Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. This
24-word Test has been |
translated into more than a
hundred languages and
published in thousands of ways.
lt asks the following four
questions:

Children ages 10-16 may enter. Judging will be in two
age categories: 10 - 13 years and 14-16 years for a first

_ and second place winner in each category.

. Write a essay answering the following subject:

“What does the Four-Way Test mean to me.” Explain

your understanding of the 4-Way Test as it relates to

your life, experiences, and/or society in general.” '

Your essay must include the four principles.

The body of the essay must not exceed 1,000 words. ..... ...
Adults may assist the child in filling out the entry form,

but not in writing the letter

( Limit one essay per child. All entries must be received by
the Rotary Club of Bast Nassau before Nov 30, 2007.
. Only essays accompanied by original entry forms clipped

from the newspaper will be accepted. Photocopy, fax,
carbon or other copies will not be accepted.

. One winner will be chosen from each age category. The

decision of the judges is final.

. Winner must agree to a photo presentation which will

be published in the newspaper.

. Mail essay and completed newspaper clipping to

The Four-Way Test Essay Competition,
Attn: Michele Rassin, The Rotary Club of East Nassau,
P.O. Box SS-6320, Nassau, Bahamas e

The Tribune

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Email Address:



Parent’s Name:

Telephone contact: (H)

The Four-Way Test :
“Of the things we think,
say or do

1. Is it the truth?

‘2. Is it fair to all

eoncerned? :
3. Will it build goodwill
and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to
all concerned?”





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Allentries become property of the Rotary Club of East Nassau and can be used

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ANOTHER YOUNG
CELEBRITY HAS
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ACROSS
When Uncle’s on the plane, this gets 1
thrown'out (6) 2
It gives flighty fellows lofty airs (8)
If in the right, makes a
crack (4)

Strike'in cycle

production (6)

Before this, things were so
antedeluvian! (6)

Figure the net return (3) |
Being thorny, can

cause sores (5) -

‘The broad highway (4)
inadvertently dropped an apple cora
into the sediment (5)
Sally’s love to get

* into the fight (5)

Apply for the job as president? (3,2)
One of the greatest

trials in sport? (4)

I's bound to have

maps in (5)

Fare reduced for long distanca (3)
Like Citizen Kane, a

press tycoon (6)

Lady upset by arson out East (6)
Poultry in the kitchen

sink (4) -

Inflationary service? (3,5)
Immediate credit

available (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions:

ACROSS:1, St.-ray 6, Stuff 9, R-Al-nbow 10, Sneak 11,
Libra 12, Groan 13, Bar-one-t. 15, Tec 17, Anon 18,
N-Eva-da 19, B-ow-ed 20, Dragon 22, Bite 24, Yen 25,
Dear sir 26, CH-alr 27, Folio 28, Snaps 29, Torched 30,
Fried 31, Type-d

15, Tax-is 16, Cater 18, Never 19, Boy-hood 21, Re-noi
22, BR-Andy 23, Tip-ple 25, Ditch 26, C-it-E 28, Set



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THIS WHOLE DIETING THING?| HOURS SITTING
IN THE DARK
WATCHING THE |
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7, Twin 8, Foi-me-d 12, Ge-t o-n. 13, B-and-y 14, Roman



IT'S A WHOLE
NEW WORLD

ASS

RS

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Funny old fool (6)

Like a drink with something
fishy init'(6) . :
The drinks may be on them (4)
Being mean means misery around
the corner (7)

As wom, very shortly,

for the ballet (5)

Old associates of the Persians, me
boy! (5)

Woman's charitable heart (4)

Like a low district in parts

of England (3)

Plenty of money to back with! (3),
In cars, they're mostly forward (5)
Holly possibly upsets prigs (5)
Addrass some of the electorate (5)
|s it almost a toss-up whether he's
sober? (3)

Aname half nailed up (3)

Fathead the Americans see as
pernickely (7)

Standard amount of preparation (3)
Person employed as a beater? (6)
Greek god of cupidity? (4)

Relax during a race (in China?) (3,3)
A manly advert for getting

onin life (5)

EASY PUZZLE

27 Nominal layabout with a posh car (5)
28 The price of café espresso (3)

The ship had cast off (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, March 6, Reach 9, Reposed 10, Coven 11,

Circa 12, Habit 13, Wastrel 15, Put 17, Aloe 18, Valise 19,

Regal 20, Spared 22, Leas 24, Tar 25, Riposte 26, Salad

27, Trait 28, Wages 29, Deficit 30, Steed

31, Teeth

DOWN: 2, Amoral 3, Create 4, Hen 5, Local 6, Recital 7,

Edit 8, Cactus 12, Hewed 13, Waist 14, Solar 15, Pines 16,

| Tense 18, Valid¢ 19, Related 21, Parrot 22, Locate 23,
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Opening lead — two of hearts.

Small mistakes are sometimes
responsible for big losses. For a typ-
ical example, consider the accompa-
nying deal played between the
United States and Italy in the 1979
world championship.

The bidding and opening lead
were exactly the same at both tables.
At the first table, with an American
pair holding the North-South cards,
declarer won the heart lead with

monds"and acevof spades, then led a

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or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.

TODAY'S TARGET

Good 13; very good 20; excellent
25 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

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ACROSS
Recluse (6)
Remembered (8)
French cheese (4)
Spite (6)
Fertiliser (6)
Number (3)
Helicopter blade (5)
Ss 4

Hand tool (6)
Of the sea (6)
Large shrub (4)
Floor
show (7)
Influence (5)
Viper (5)
Stain (4)
Frozen water (3)
And not (3)
Excite (5)
Wild (5)
Open-mouthed (5)
Colour (3)
20 Conifer (3)
Say in passing (7)
Swindle (3)
Proper (6)
Defeat (4)
Wilt (6)
Inclination (5)
Desert's fertile
patch (5)
Throw (3)
Animal fat (4)

Allude (5)
Deserve (5)
Type of wood (5)
Sketched (4)
Cutlery item (5)
Zodiac sign (3)
Shed (4-2)
Insect (6)

Aid in crime (4)
Captive (8)
Dally (6)








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| | “THATS RIGHT, DENNIS. “WOW! THATS THE SAME
SIZE AS MY
KING-SIZE SHIRTS." DAD'S MATTRESS!”

Famous Hand

‘dammy?s ace; cashed the A-K of dia-



HOW many words of four letters

WE GOT OUR
PICTURES
BACK FROM
OUR JURASSIC 2

Mom AN’

club toward dummy. Unfortunately,

not only were the trumps divided 3-
0, but East also had the A-Q of clubs,
so the contract went down one.

At the second table, the Italian
declarer made five diamonds. He
played the ten of hearts from dummy
at trick one, and it won the trick. This
seemingly inconsequential play
made all the difference in the out-
come.

Declarer next cashed the A-K of

trumps and ace of hearts before play- .

ing a spade to his ace. Then came the
king of hearts, both defenders fol-
lowing suit and leaving only the jack
outstanding (which West was known
to hold).

At this point, South ruffed his jack
of spades in dummy and returned a
trump, compelling East to win the
trick with the queen.

This left East in a hopeless posi-
tion. Whether he returmed a club or a
spade, declarer could not lose: more
than one club trick. And so, thanks to
playing the ten of hearts from
dummy at trick one, the Italian
declarer succeeded where his Ameri-
can counterpart had failed.

The odds were probably better
than 10-to-1 that declarer’s first play

from dummy would have no effect .

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Simon Williams v David Howell,
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ADC, UK 4NCL league 2006. Two
of England's best young talents
met, and Howell (Black, to
move) has a fine position with
queen, rook and both bishops
targeting the white king. In
positions like this, experts look
to recognise attack patterns
known from previous games.
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can defend by f3 or Ne4.
Another typical idea is Rhi + so
that if Kxh1 Qh3+ (the g ete
is pinned) Kg1 Qxg2 mate. This
fails here because White's queen White defences and led to
guards h3, while 1... Bh2+ is Checkmate. For full solution credit,
met simply by Kft. The non- you also need to find White's best
sacrifidal Qg4 is good, but counter and Its refutation.
Howell instead found a forcing
tactic which demolished the LEONARD BARDEN
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Chess solutions L..Bxg2l and it 2 Kog2 Qg4+ 3

Kfl Rhi mate. So White tried 2 RxeS Qg4l 3 Qg3 BFS! 4

Qxg4 Rhi mate.



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