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Police yet to determine
motives in killings of
Dr Thaddeus McDonald
and Harl Taylor

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

POLICE have no “prime sus-
pects” and have not yet deter-

‘mined any motives in the mur-

ders of Dr Thaddeus McDonald

and Harl Taylor, Chief Supt

Hulan Hanna said yesterday.
Police reportedly were ques-

_ tioning several persons in con-

nection with the murders, but said
that it is still unclear if the two
high-profile murders are con-
nected in any way.

Mr Hanna could only say yes-
terday that investigations are con-
tinuing and that-police are still in
the process. of putting all the
pieces together.

“We don’t want to pre-empt
anything that we will uncover lat-
er,” he said.

While police yesterday contin-
ued to be tight-lipped, specula-

tion about the motive behind the
two brutal slayings was rife on
the streets and on the campus of
the College of the Bahamas.

Despite COB president Janyne
Hodder’s warning.to the college
community not to engage in spec-
ulation about the murder of Dr
McDonald, both faculty members
and students yesterday told The
Tribune that they believe that the
murders are connected and that
they are the result of a “love tri-
angle gone wrong.”

Dr McDonald, 59, Dean of the
Faculty of Social and Education-
al Studies, and well-known
designer Harl Taylor, 37, were
both found dead in their homes
within two days of each other.

The homes of both murder vic-
tims are located less than a quar-
ter mile from each other.

Harl-Taylor — a close family

SEE page 10

Sir Burton Hall highlights popular
misconceptions regarding judiciary

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



A NUMBER of popular misconceptions regarding the role of the
judiciary that are frequently publicised through the media were high-
lighted yesterday by head of the Bahamian judiciary, Sir Burton Hall.

Speaking at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s annual crime
prevention seminar held at the Police Conference Centre at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force headquarters yesterday, Sir Burton expounded
on the judiciary’s role to an audience of police officers, business persons
and the media. He also explained the powers and role of the judiciary
in the fight against crime and corruption. rf

SEE page 10





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COB staff in mourning

Dr Thaddeus McDonald.

MEMBERS OF COB staff could not hold back the tears yesterday as they remembered the late



Inquest into the death of

Daniel Smith gets underway

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

MORE than a year since the
death of 20-year-old Daniel
Smith, the inquest into his death
finally got underway yesterday
with six witnesses being called
to give evidence in the Coroner’s
Court.

‘The first witness, Inspector
Albury St Louis, who is.attached
to the Criminal Records Office,
told the court that while on duty
on September 11 he received
information that a deceased cau-

- casian male was at the morgue

of the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal. Inspector St Louis told the
court that he and other officers
went to the morgue where they

met Dr Raju who showed them
the body of a male identified as
Daniel Wayne Smith.

Smith, according to Inspector
St Louis, was wearing a brown
T-shirt with a white T-shirt
underneath and blue underwear
at the time. Inspector St Louis
said that pictures were taken of

Smith. He told the court that the °

following day he and a team of
officers returned to the morgue
where they again met Dr Raju
who directed them to Smith’s
body, although on that occasion
Smith’s body was unclothed,
lying on a trolley. Inspector St
Louis told the court that the

SEE page 10

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furders: ‘no prime suspects

PLP Senate

challenge
date delayed

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE likely date of a resolution
to the PLP’s legal challenge over

? ’ the senate.appointments was

delayed even further yesterday
in’ the Supreme Court after
lawyers disagreed over how soon
the court could make a decision
about what will be included as
evidence in the case.

At the close of the afternoon
session a December 20 date was
set by Chief Justice Sir Burton
Hall to hear the arguments for
and against a striking out appli-
cation filed by the lawyers for
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

That application is calling for
the removal of certain paragraphs
of the affidavits filed and the
attached exhibits, including parts
of the written correspondence
between opposition leader Perry
Christie and Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in relation to
the senate appointments.

This would mean that these
elements would no longer be per-
missible as evidence in the chal-
lenge.

Counsel for Mr Ingraham,

S Loren Klein, indicated in court

VDE

SEE page 10.

Former Gaming
Board casino
inspector facing
drugs charges
in the US

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
and CHESTER ROBARDS

TERON Fowler, a former
Gaming Board casino inspector,
has been arrested in the United
States and charged with importing
and attempting to distribute over
five kilograms of cocaine.

If convicted, Fowler, also
known as “Limey”, could face a
maximum penalty of 10 years to
life imprisonment; a $4 million
fine, and/or a sentence of five
years to life under supervised
release.

Court minutes from US Mag-
istrate Judge Robin S Rosenbaum
in Fort Lauderdale stated that
Fowler had no defence counsel
present at his hearing on Friday,
November 16. At that time, he
stated that his family is attempt-
ing to hire Patricia Cassells. The
matter was postponed to Mon-

day.
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Man, 30, charged with murdering brother

Defendant remanded to Fox Hill Prison until November 28.

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

THIRTY-year-old Quinton
Reckley was charged yesterday
with the murder of his brother

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of murder was read. He was not
required to enteraplea. |

Before Chief Magistrate
Gomez remanded Reckley, his
attorney Gregory Hilton argued
that his client was epileptic, and
requires a regimen of daily
medication.

Hilton said that Reckley,
while in police custody since his
arrest, has had to be taken to
hospital because of his condir
tion.

With this in mind, Hilton
argued that special considera- ‘|
tion should be given to Reckley
by the prison authorities in
terms of medical treatment.

Chief Magistrate Gomez
ruled that Reckley be remanded
to Her Majesty’s Fox. Hill
Prison until November 28 when
the matter will be heard in court
number 10 on Nassau Street.

The Chief Magistrate said
that the court would make spe-
cial note on the docket of his
need for proper medical atten-
tion.

The prosecuting officer was ,
Inspector Don Bannister.



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INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE: Gr ind Bahama Power Company

Workers set to
as talks remain

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK, |
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

|

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama|Power Com-
pany workers are expected to res ime industrial
action on Tuesday as they say no substantial
progress has. been made between the union and
management.

This is despite intervention and] mediation by
Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes
ago, according to a union official. |

Pedro Edwards, president of the Bahamas
Industrial Engineers, Managers and Supervisory
Union (BIEMSU), reported that not much has
been achieved in the last three weeks to bring
some relief for workers at the company.

“Time spent in meetings in the | st three weeks
was not as progressive as we would have hoped,”

he told The Tribune on Monday. |

“We believe the matter is going too slow and
we believe that management are trying to drag
this situation into the holiday season when people
are looking forward to some money for the
Christmas in hopes of forcing the union to sign an
agreement that does not include the buy-out set-
tlement we are seeking for the MGRKers, ” said
Mr Edwards.

Mr Edwards said that BIEMSU ‘and CEWU
will start picketing around noon: v Tuesday in
downtown Freeport.

The two unions represent mode than a 100
workers at the company, which is presently under
the management of new owners, Maribeni of

_ Japan.

Mirant, the former owners, sold ith shares in the
company to Maribeni in the midst of protracted
labour unrest with the union over a new industrial
agreement. rs

None of the parties could agree or settle on a
new agreement and negotiations were stalled
over the past two years. | by

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deadlocked

“We would have liked
for this to end before _
Christmas, but after three
weeks nothing fruitful
has come about.”





Pedro Edwards,
president of BIEMSU

However, following the change in ownership
the union’s priority has now shifted to seeking a
buy-out settlement with management.

- After some six weeks of demonstrations, Min-
ister of State Dion Foulkes travelled to Grand
.Bahama to. meet with the union and manage-
ment to begin talks of conciliation to try and
bring resolution to the issue.

After two days of meetings, Mr Foulkes said he

- felt that the meetings were heading in the right
direction in that the parties were again at the
table working to resolve their issues.

The unions had suspended demonstrations to
allow for the mediation, which Mr Edwards feels
has proved fruitless.

“We would have liked for this to end before

Christmas, but after three weeks nothing fruitful
has come about.
' “They want the union to sign another (labour)
agreement which is only part of what we want.
Some workers want out of their contract and
they want to leave and go about their merry way
and our main objective is getting a buy-out set-
tlement.

“They (management) don’t want.to do that
and so we think that we will have to resort back to
demonstrating again. We see industrial action as

the way forward,” he said.
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Christmastide
to be held on
November 30

IT HAS been announced
that Christmastide 2007 will be
held on Friday, November 30.

The event, which the organ-
isers describe as “a magical
evening experience”, will take
place at St Andrew’s Presby-
terian Kirk beginning at 7pm.

It will feature a concert of
singers and a string ensemble.

There will be a buffet recep-
tion with wine and hors d’oeu-
vres, as well as a silent auction.

Organisers said tickets can
be delivered to anyone who
contacts the Counselling Cen-
tre or the Unity Centre of
Light. .

Commission
recommends tough
greenhouse gas °
cuts for Florida

@ ORLANDO, Fla.

DESPITE objection from
utility and business interests,
the Florida Energy Commis-
sion on Monday pushed for-
ward a plan slashing green-
house gas emissions by 2050,
according to Associated Press.

It was‘a slightly watered
down version of the same plan
Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled in
July.

The recommendation to the
Legislature requires polluters
to reduce emissions to 2000 ley-
els by 2020, to 1990 levels by
2030 and to 80 percent of 1990
levels by 2050. Crist’s plan
would have allowed three few-
er years to meet the first goal
and five fewer years to achieve
1990 levels.

“We acknowledge there’s cli-
mate change, we acknowledge
there’s some human compo-
nent to it, and we set targets
through this recommendation,”
commissioner Todd Sack said.

The vote came after a con-
sultant hired by the Florida
Chamber of Commerce said
Crist’s recommendations would
devastate the economy. Anne
Smith, with Washington D.C.-
based CRA International, said
Florida would lose 707,710 jobs

in thé ‘iext 43 years and billions - :

in production under Crist’s
order.

Smith said it would push util-
ities immediately off coal and
onto natural gas, a marginal
pollution improvement that
would significantly elevate gas
prices. The state doesn’t have
the capacity to produce renew-
able energy, Smith said,
because it’s too cloudy and
Florida doesn’t get sustained
wind.

“Tf you’re worried about the

. price of fossil fuels now, they’re

going to be even worse,” Smith
said.

Mike Sole, Secretary of the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, blasted
the report. Sole said it drasti-
cally inflated carbon costs,
undervalued Florida’s solar
power and biomass capacity
and failed to account for future
market hikes in fossil fuel costs.

“There seems to be some-

what:a bias in the analysis,” i

Sole said. :

To alleviate utility company
concerns, the commission made
sure the caps would be revisit-
ed in 2013.

Florida ranks third in the
country in energy consumption,
and contributes an estimated
.6 percent of the world’s green-

house gas emissions. Critics’

said the plan wouldn’t help
unless the rest of the country —
and world — also reduced pol-
lution.



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

THE Department. of Immigra-
tion deported a Jamaican who
reportedly possessed two voters
cards and was under active inves-
tigation by police for allegedly
voting in the Pinewood con-
stituency.

Deputy Director of Immigra-
tion Lambert Campbell took the
witness stand yesterday for the
first time, giving testimony on
Jamaican Manani Taylor, before
the election court. Taylor’s vote is
being challenged by the PLP,
however, he was deported on
August 31 this year by immigra-
tion, according to Mr Campbell.

Under questioning by PLP lead
counsel Philip “Brave” Davis, Mr
Campbell referred to the immi-
gration file on Taylor and told
the court he was given a permit to
reside in the Bahamas on Sep-
tember 3, 1996.

Taylor was subsequently placed
in the Detention Centre some
years later and released in 2001.
Mr Campbell said that a release
order exists on file for Taylor dat-
ed February 19, 2001. This docu-
ment authorized his release, Mr
Campbell said, in order to regu-
larize his status in the Bahamas.

However, according to a report
by a Steven Deveaux on the file

Police maintain ‘they have a lid on crime’

‘ @ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AS THE nation struggles to
come to grips with the rise in vio-
lent crimes and the unprecedent-
ed number of homicides for the
year, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force maintains they “have a lid
on crime” and that calming the
burgeoning fear of crime is a new
focus for the RBPF.

This statement was made by
Chief Superintendent John Fer-
guson at the annual crime pre-
vention seminar organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
with the RBPF and Crime Stop-
pers. It was held at the Police
Conference Centre at RBPF
headquarters yesterday.

Chief Superintendent Fergu-
son contended that in the face of
the apparent surge in violent
crimes and murders, tackling the
“fear of crime” was the serious
problem for the police force.

Fear

“The fear of crime, more than
crime itself, is creating panic in
‘the Bahamian community,” Chief
Superintendent Ferguson noted.
This fear of violent crimes and
murder is causing unrest in The
Bahamas and needs to be con-
trolled, he said.

Increasing police visibility in
patrol cars and on the streets,
expanding the neighbourhood
policing programme and holding
town meetings throughout the
country are just Some of the ways
the RBPF hopes to alleviate the
fear of crime in the coming
weeks, Mr Ferguson explained.

Police officers will also under-

_ go further training in public rela-

tions to prepare them for inter-
acting with the community more
effectively.

These sentiments were echoed
by Assistant Commissioner of
Police for New Providence Mar-
vin Dames during an interview
with The Tribune at the seminar.

He reasoned that while casting
blame was not the solution, every
concerned citizen must bear a
share of community responsibili-



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Immigration official
testifies in election court



dated June Ist this year, Mr
Campbell said that Taylor was

‘again apprehended during a Qui-

et Storm Operation — by immi-
gration and police — and placed in
the Detention Centre.

At the time of the apprehen-
sion, Mr Campbell told the court
that Taylor was reportedly found
with a Bahamian voters card he
acknowledged as his, and at the
time he reportedly declared his
status as that of a Bahamian. The
card’s number was 088589,
according to the file. _

When asked by Mr Davis what
happened to the card, Mr Camp-
bell testified that it was handed
over to Assistant Commissioner
of Police Christopher McCoy on
June 11th this year to investigate
how Taylor secured the docu-
ment,

At this point, Mr Davis read
from the immigration file a com-
ment discussing potential charges
being placed against Taylor for
being in possession of two voters
cards. In response to this, Mr
Campbell said that he is unaware
of what became of the second
card.

ty in order to bring about effec-
tive crime prevention.

“Of course we have a handle
on (the rising crime rate).

“Crime is not solely a police
problem and I think that’s where
we're missing the mark.

“Crime is a community respon-
sibility, it’s a community problem

and if you just isolate one partic-’

ular group and say ‘well it is your
problem’ then I believe
firmly that you’re missing the
mark.”

The RBPF’s neighbourhood
policing initiative is just one
approach to attacking the surge in
crime rates by creating partner-
ships with the relevant stake-
holders and focusing collectively
on..addressing social ills,
Assistant Commissioner Dames
added.

In her remarks at the seminar,
Minister of State for Immigration
Elma Campbell noted the “seri-
ous implications” of the current
crime rate on the future of the
Bahamas.

She said it was time for positive
and decisive action.

The seminar could not have
been held at a more opportune

time — as the RBPF classified -

five deaths that took place
over the last four days as. mur-
ders.

The most recent killing was
recorded on Sunday after the
body of fashion designer Harl
Taylor was found in his West Hill
Street home:

On Friday, Thaddeus McDon-
ald, a professor at the College of
the Bahamas, was also found
beaten to death at his home on
Queen Street.




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Mr Davis further referred to
the file where it is noted that the
director of immigration was
advised that Taylor was facing
criminal charges regarding the
possession of these cards, to
which Mr Campbell responded

that no charges were filed against

Taylor.

Mr Davis then asked him ife
inquiries were made by his
department to determine if
charges were to be filed against
Taylor.

FNM lead counsel Michael

’ Barnett then objected to the rel-

evance of this line of questioning
in relation to the court proceed-
ings.

Senior Justice Anita Allen
asked Mr Davis if he wanted a
ruling on the issue of relevance.
However, Mr Davis said that he
will let the record remain that Mr
Campbell said no charges were '
filed against Taylor.

Both Mr Barnett and Dawn
Lewis, who is counsel represent-
ing Returning Officer for the
Pinewood constituency Herbert
Brown, both declared after Mr
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will not assert that Taylor had a
right to vote in the election.
Yesterday Mr Campbell also
apologized to the court for stating
last week that no documents on
Taylor existed in the immigration
department. The following day

he produced the requested docu-
ments after Mr Davis had protest-

ed their non appearance. Mr
Campbell blamed the incident on
a clerical error.

Nelly Walkes, senior assistant
secretary at Customs, also testi-
fied yesterday on the residential
status of Customs employee War-
rick Moss, who is a voter in ques-
tion.

According to files in the
department, Mr Moss was trans-
ferred to work in Governor’s
Harbour with effect from Novem-
ber 7, 2005. Ms Walkes said that
to her knowledge he is still there,
and if he was not, there would be
such a notation on his file. There
is no note of any subsequent
moves on the file it was revealed
after further questions by Mr
Davis.

Oscar Johnson Jr, counsel for
BEC, informed the court during
the morning session that the cor-
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_ Jamaican alleged to have had
two voters cards ‘was deported’

requested by the PLP legal team;
while minor discussions were to
conclude yesterday on some oth-
er information.

Controversy emerged last week

after Mr Davis raised concerns
with Senior Justice Allen and Jus-
tice Jon Isaacs that BEC was not
cooperating with a court subpoe-
na.
General Manager of BEC,
Kevin Basden, who was present,
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Senior Justice Allen after Mr
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The court also heard from the
relatives of several voters in ques-
tion yesterday, along with repre-
sentatives of several government
agencies. Jack Thompson, con-
troller at the Road Traffic depart-
ment, ended the day on the wit-
ness stand. Mr Barnett raised
issues with the residential infor-
mation contained in the informa-
tion provided by Road Traffic.

Mr Thompson acknowledged
that some of the addresses may
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application years ago, but not
been updated since. .

Mr Thompson will be re-exam-
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Channelling Dick Cheney

I HAVE NO IDEA who is going to win
the Democratic presidential nomination, but
lately I’ve been wondering whether, if it is
Barack Obama, he might want to consider
keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice presi-
dent.

No, I personally am not a Dick Cheney
fan, and I know it is absurd to even suggest,
but now that I have your attention, here’s
what’s on my mind: After Iraq and Pakistan,
the most vexing foreign policy issue that will
face the next president will be how to handle
Iran. There is a Cold War in the Middle East
today between America and Iran, and until
and unless it gets resolved, I see Iran using its
proxies, its chess pieces — Hamas, Hezbollah,
Syria and the Shiite militias in Iraq — to
stymie America and its allies across the
region.

And that brings me back to the Obama-
Cheney ticket: When it comes to how best to
deal with Iran, each has half.a policy — but if
you actually put them together, they’d add up
to an ideal U.S. strategy for Iran. Dare I say,
they complete each other.

Cheney is the hawk-eating hawk, who reg-
ularly swoops down and declares that the
USS. will not permit Iran to develop a nuclear
weapon. Trust me, the Iranians take his
threats seriously. But Cheney’s Dr.
Strangelove imitation is totally wasted with
President Bush and Secretary of State Condi
Rice. Because the president and secretary of

.State have never been able to make up their, _

“minds as'to-what U.S. policy toward Iran
should be to bring about'régime change or
“@ change of behaviour — it’s impossible to
have any effective diplomacy.

If she were taking advantage of Cheney’s
madness, Rice would be going to Tehran and
saying to the Iranians: “Look, I’m ready to
cut a deal with you guys, but I have to tell
you, back home, I’ve got Cheney on my back
and he is truly craaaaazzzzy. You guys don’t
know the half of it. He thinks waterboarding
is what you do with your grandchildren at
the pool on Sunday. I’m not sure how much
longer I can restrain him. So maybe we
should have a serious nuke talk, and, if it
goes well, we’ll back off regime change.”

Instead, we just have Cheney being
Cheney, but the Bush team neither carrying
out his threats nor leveraging them to drive
meaningful diplomacy with Tehran. There’s
no good cop, it’s just a bad cop/bad cop rou-
tine — a big reason our Iran policy has’ been
a failure. It has not stopped the Iranian
nuclear programme or changed the regime.

“For coercive diplomacy to work you need
to be able to threaten what the regime values
most — its own survival,” said the Woodrow
Wilson Centre’s Robert Litwak, author of
the book “Regime Change.” “But for coer-
cive diplomacy to work, you also need to be
ready to take yes for an answer.”

Obama, by contrast, has “yes” down pat.
As he said on “Meet the Press” last week: “I
would meet directly with the leadership in
Iran. I believe that we have not exhausted the
diplomatic efforts that could be required to
resolve some of these problems — them
developing nuclear weapons, them supporting
terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and
Hamas.”

I think a President Obama offering to go to
Tehran would have a huge impact on that

country and create lots of internal debate,.

especially if we made clear that America
would be satisfied with a verifiable change of
Iranian behaviour.

But Obama’s stress on engaging Iran, while
a useful antidote to the Bush boycott policy,
is not sufficient. Obama evinces little feel for
generating the leverage you’d need to make
such diplomacy work. When negotiating with
murderous regimes like Iran’s or Syria’s, you
want Tony Soprano by your side, not Big
Bird. Obama’s gift for outreach would be so
much more effective with a Dick Cheney
standing over his right shoulder, quietly
pounding a baseball bat into his palm.
ee -would.also be more effective if he
not only-stressed how much further he was

re@dyi to go than the Bush team to engage
Iran, but also how much further he would
be ready to go in bringing meaningful lever-
age on Iran — by, say, opting for a gasoline
tax that would help bring down the price of
oil, or by abandoning the anti-Russia policies
of the Bush team and trying to enlist Vladimir
Putin, or China and India, on our side to
bring real pressure on Tehran.

In sum, Obama’s instinct is right — but he
needs to dial down his inner Jimmy Carter a
bit when it comes to talking to Iran, and dial
up a bit more inner Dick Cheney. If Democ-
rats want to win this election, they have to get
these two in balance — they have to learn
how to criticize the Bush record from the
right and the left, to show they can be better
at engagement and coercion. Successful diplo-

macy requires both. Americans will want to -

know that Democrats can do both. My. guess
is that many still aren’t sure.

(This article was written by Thomas L. Frid-
man - c.2007 New York Times News Service).



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Opposition
is pursuing
own agenda

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS A result of the recent
actions by Her Majesty’s Loyal
Opposition in the House of
Assembly I am convinced that
PLP Members of Parliament
have abandoned all logic, all
good sense and are determined
to abdicate their responsibili-
ties as an Opposition in pur-
suit of their own selfish inter-
est.

Never before have I seen an
Opposition who is so spiteful,
so vindictive and so determined
to carry out its agenda, not in
the interest of the Bahamians
who elected them, but in thei r
own personal interests.

Proof of this was demon-
strated in the fact that many of
the PLP Members of Parlia-
ment used the opportunity of
the no confidence motion to
launch personal attacks on the
characters of the Speaker and
the Prime Minister.

This was also evident in the
fact that some Opposition
Members who spoke on the
motion stated that although
they may not be successful in
their bid to have the motion
passed, they would find com-
fort in the fact that the Speak-
er’s name and reputation
would be damaged by their
actions.

Can you imagine a Member
of the House of Assembly stat-
ing proudly that he sees noth-
ing wrong in destroying the
name and reputation of anoth-
er Member by any means nec-
essary?

That cannot be right and yet
the Opposition PLP would
have us believe that it is.

Today we have a Leader of
the Opposition who touts him-
self, at every opportunity, as
being very democratic and yet
the minute that he does not get
his way he and his PLP col-
leagues pout, rant, rave and
bang on their desks like unruly
school children proving that
they are everything but democ-
rats.

Could it be that the premise
of the no confidence motion
was based on the fact that the
Opposition realises that in
Alvin Smith they now have a
Speaker who is not prepared
to bend to their whims and fan-
cies, and who is instead focused
on ensuring that the people’s
business actually gets done?
Could it be that they moved
this motion because they know
quite well that in Alvin Smith
they have a Speaker, with
backbone, who is prepared to

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be fair in his rulings whether
they be in favour or against
government or opposition
members? -

Could it be that they have
convinced themselves to move
this motion, against the Speak-
er, because they realise that as
long as he is in the Chair every
member will be treated as
equal and the Leader of the
Opposition will not be allowed
to speak whenever he wants or
be entitled to any other special
privileges?

Or are they so resolved in
their position to remove the
Speaker because they have

determined that as long as he is
in the Chair the business of the
House of Assembly will not be
stifled by their actions and will
proceed with or without their
participation?

Yes, Mr Christie, yes Dr
Nottage, Bahamians are watch-
ing and if you listen carefully to
their voices, instead of to your
own rhetoric and the propa-
ganda of your colleagues, you
will hear loud and clear that
they do not approve of the way
that you and your party have
governed yourselves since

being democratically voted out.

of office on May 2, 2007.
Like they say if you don’t
hear then be prepared to feel.

M A C SMITH
Nassau,
November, 2007.

We have a bunch of ‘cry
babies’ in Parliament

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM a 10th grade student at Aquinas College, who recently
tuned in to the parliamentary channel to see the up raw and

obstreperous behaviour shown by our so-called “leaders”! To this
extent, I write this letter because this country has a bunch of “cry
babies” in Parliament. I may not be eligible to vote, but I support

the PLP, however the actions shown by Mr Christie-leader of the
opposition and the former MP for Pinewood Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son should not be allowed or tolerated!

It is time for the nation’s leaders to get their acts together
because it is no longer about PLP or FNM; this country is in seri-
ous danger! The People have spoken and chosen who they wanted

to lead them, move on!

A few days ago Prime Minister Ingraham shouted across the floor
and blatantly disrespected the leader of the Opposition and his par-
ty calling them “wutless”, by the PM doing such a thing Mr Christie
took it upon himself to create a bill of “No confidence” in the
Speaker of the House of Assembly— such petty behaviour, Mr

Christie.

The real purpose of this bill, forwarded by Mr Christie, swasto-get- 4

an innocent man out of the “spotlight”.
Ever since the May 2nd election some of the PLP MPs have dis-

_agreed with everything or every word that fell from the lips of

the PM or his Cabinet. Again I say the people have made their ae

sion, move on!

The MPS who represent the Bahamian people need to get it
together because as far as I am concerned both parties are “wut-

”Y

less”!

Our leaders spend too much time focusing on how big the
nation’s “bank account”, while we have prisoners convicted and
some not convicted awaiting sentencing, persons running about the
streets killing one another, while the Bahamian people work their
butts off and pay taxes to keep those felons’ “backsides warm” (the

devil is a liar).

The nation’s leaders need to come together and say: “Listen here,
when it comes to the Bahamian people and this land we should have

one common goal”

We should not be throwing punches back and forth at each oth-
er when we speak, because there should be one common goal and
this goal should be to represent the Bahamian people and the
Bahamas to the best of our abilities.

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Police confirm
hody is that of
missing man

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

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police has con-
firmed that the decom-
posed body discovered last
week in Lucaya has been
positively identified as
that of 45-year-old Ken-
neth Lightbourne of South
Bahamia:

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said police are
continuing their investiga-
tions into Lightbourne’s
murder — the ninth homi-
cide for the year on Grand
Bahama.

“We wish to renew our
appeal to the public to call
the police at 350-3107 or
911 with any information
that would assist in bring-
ing closure to this matter,”
she said.

Police discovered a bad-
ly decomiposed body on
Thursday around 3.45pm
in bushes off Caravel
Road. However, they

- could determine whether
the body was that of a man
or woman at the time.

Lightbourne had been
missing since November
10. His Mitsubishi Eclipse
car was found at RND cin-
ema.

Ms Mackey said that
investigations are also
continuing into the mur-
der of businessman Gif-
ford Martin Jr.

Martin was found shot
to death at Xtreme Auto
and Supplies on Yellow
Pine Street on Friday.

His death is the 10th
homicide for the year on
Grand Bahama.

Chavez and
Ahmadinejad .
promise to a
against the US

@ TEHRAN, Iran

THE presidents of
Venezuela and Iran boasted
Monday that they will defeat
U.S. imperialism together, say-
ing the fall of the dollar is a pre-
lude to the end of Washington’s
global dominance, according to
Associated Press.

Hugo Chavez’s visit to Mah-
moud Ahmadinejad in Tehran
followed a failed weekend
attempt by the firebrand duo
to push the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting States
away from trading in the slump-
ing greenback.

Their proposal at an OPEC
summit was overruled by other
cartel members led by Saudi
Arabia, a strong U.S. ally. But
the cartel agreed to have OPEC
finance ministers discuss the
idea, and the two allies’ move
showed their potential for stir-
ring up problems for the U.S.

The alliance between Chavez
and Ahmadinejad has blos-
somed with several exchanged
visits — Monday’s was Chavez’s
fourth time in Tehran in two
years — a string of technical
agreements and a torrent of
rhetoric presenting their two
countries as an example of how
smaller nations can stand up to
the superpower.

“Here are two brother coun-
tries, united like a single fist,”
Chavez said upon his arrival in
Tehran, according to Venezue-
la’s state-run Bolivarian News
Agency.

“God willing, with the fall of
the dollar, the deviant U.S.
imperialism will fall as soon as
possible, too,” Chavez said after
a two-hour closed meeting with
Ahmadinejad, the Iranian state
news agency IRNA reported.

As the dollar weakens, oil
prices have soared toward $100
a barrel. Chavez said over the
_ weekend at the OPEC meeting

in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that
prices would more than double
to $200 if the U.S. attacked Iran
or Venezuela.

“The U.S. empire is coming
down,” Chavez told Venezue-
lan TV, calling the European
Union’s euro a better option
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LOCAL NEWS

Youth Service is no

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
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dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT. -—- . Grand

Bahama Human Rights activist

Joseph Darville does not believe
that the implementation of a

“military type” National Youth
Service is the answer to resoly-
ing the social problems and
criminal behaviour that.is plagy-
ing the Bahamas.

“While I am not opposed to
national youth service, I do not
support the proposed military
type version of it,” he said yes-
terday.

Mr Darville said he believes
that young people in the
Bahamas should contribute ser-
vice to the development of the
nation, but not in the form that
was originally proposed in 1989.

He said that the proposed
National Youth Service Bill that
was introduced in 1989 by for-
mer prime minister Sir Lynden
Pindling would have created
“chaos and disruption” in the
Bahamas.

However, the country is now
grappling with a rising crime
rate which is the fourth highest
in the Caribbean, and a per
capita incarceration rate which
is 11th highest in the world.
Many blame the lack of disci-
pline among young Bahamians
for this situation.

Freeport businessman Frank
Penn has called for the immedi-
ate implementation of a nation-
al youth service “to instill disci-
pline in young people and give
them a Sense of purpose.”

He believes that motivational
speaker Dr Myles Munroe or
someone of his calibre would be
the ideal person to act as lead
consultant and advisor in the
development of such a service.

Mr Darville, a former educa-
tor, was part of a co-ordinated
force that galvanized opposition
to the original national youth
service bill in 1989.

He pointed out that the bill
was too “military” and empha-
sised servitude rather than real
service for the development of
the country.

The proposed national youth
service bill required all Bahami-

.an, mensand women, between.the

ages of 18;and,35 to.serve in,a
military organisation for three
years.

There were penal sanctions in
the Bill ranging from fines of
$500 to imprisonment of one
year for offences, including not
serving when enlisted.

Mr Darville said the original
bill was an almost verbatim ver-
sion of a bill that had been put
in operation in Guyana which
had created “total confusion” in
that country.

“It had nothing to do with
national service, it had to do
with actually servitude. Nation-
al Youth Service in Guyana
made every single citizen in that



“While I am not opposed to.

‘national youth service, I do not

support the proposed military
type version of it.”



Grand Bahama Human Rights activist

country subjective to the goy-
ernment because they were basi-
cally seen as civil servants and
they were dictated to and their
rights were not respected,” he
said,

“Because of nature of it.. .
our intention was to kill the Bill
which we effectively:did. We
were actually absolutely horri-

FREEPORT BUSINESSMAN
Frank Penn has called for the
immediate implementation of a
national youth service.

fied that such a Bill would be
proposed and put into opera-
tion in a place like the
Bahamas,” he said.

“And in hindsight we
absolutely did what was correct.
There were problems associated
with youth at that particular
time as there are many prob-
lems associated with them
today.

“We are suffering as gure" :
and young people today due to_

our own negligence; we have not
prepared the basis for proper
development of our young peo-
ple.”

Mr Darville said that the
country must start working with
children as young as nine years
old. Beyond that is too late, he
said.

He said beginning with indi-
viduals at age 18 would disrupt
the normal running of the
nation and cause chaos.

Mr Darville said that the
country has to make certain that
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“That is the problem in the
country today — we set them up
after high school to commit
crime. We put thousands of
young people out there without
any direction at age 16 and 17
and expect them to fend for
themselves. ‘That is ludicrous,
reprehensible, and unethical and
we cannot do that any longer,”
he said.

In special screening on
national youth service Friday
evening at the Simpson C Penn
Theatre, Dr Rev Emmette Weir
stated that a scheme in which
every young person gives at
least two years of service would
result in a tremendous reduc-

tion in crime and many other ~

related problems, including drug

addiction and teenage pregnan-

cy.
“We need to make it univer-
sal so that all young people give
service — whatever their back
ground, creed, or colour they all
should have some part of
national youth service,’ he said
Mr Stephen Plakaris said: “At
this particular time in our histo-
ry it is an idea whose time has

~ come.

“The original proposal in 1989
under the leadership of Sir Lyn-
den had received a lot of resis-
tance, but today as we look at
the problems we are facing in
our nation economically, social-
ly, and politically, perhaps we
need to re-examine that ques-
tion of national youth service,”
he said.

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“When it comes to rentals we pay
too much. We pay about $25,000
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patrons from Ohio, every pri-
mary school in the North-Cen-
tral Andros and the Berry
Islands District now has a func-
tioning library, Mr Davis said.

Teachers continue to upgrade
their skills, he said, and last
week participated in a literacy
seminar in New Providence.

“Andros will not be left
behind,” Mr Davis said. “Once
our teachers remain upgraded
then it will be better for our stu-
dents.

“We are doing our entire best
to improve the reading ability of

our students throughout the dis- ©

trict.”

Andros has been singled out
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said. A key district-wide cam-
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Each year a “best garden” com-
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“If we can feed ourselves
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In concert with the Ministry
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It was also noted that the ©

Central-North Andros and
Berry Islands District was
among the first to hold a com-
mon exam. “Every child in the

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district will be writing the same
exam at the same time,” he said.
“If children are transferred
from one school in the district
to another, they will be familiar
with what is happening in that
sister school.

“This has proven to be a very
successful. Districts in New
Providence tried it last year.
They had a task ‘because it is
not easy to administer.

“But we have been doing it
for over five years. That is one
of the ways that we are leading
as far as examination techniques
are concerned.”

All schools in the district are
being made internet ready,
homework centres are being
established, and students are
now required to wear photo
identifications, he said.

Mr Davis lamented the high
rental costs charged to the dis-
trict each month.

“When it comes to rentals,
we pay too much,” he said. “We
pay about $25,000 per month in
rental in Central Andros alone.

“We have buildings that we
can refurbish and have teach-
ers live in, instead of paying
those exorbitant rentals for th
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Ingraham to
chair new
portfolio in
CARICOM
Quasi-Cabinet —

PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham
accepted an invitation
from the CARICOM ©
Bureau of Heads of
Government to lead
the community’s:
new portfolio on
functional co-opera-
tion. :

Mr Ingraham, who is
currently CARICOM’s
lead head on tourism
in the community’s
Quasi-Cabinet, trav-
elled to Bridgetown,
Barbados to take part
in the meeting of the
Bureau of the Confer-
ence of Heads of Gov-
ernment on Friday 16
November 16.

The chairmanship of
the new portfolio is
slated for ratification
during the Conference
of Heads Intercession-
al Meeting which will
be held in Nassau in
March, 2008.

At the meeting in
Barbados, bureau
heads confirmed that a
delegation of CARI-
COM Members of Par-
liament would travel to
Haiti prior to the end
of the year as a part of
events planned to
mark the 200th
anniversary of the
establishment of the
Haitian parliament.

The Bureau received
an update from
Ambassador Richard
Bernal, director-gener-
al of the Regional

Negotiating Machinery -

(RNM) on negotia-
tions toward the con-
clusion of an Econom-
ic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) between
CARICOM States and
the European Union.

Negotiations

Heads took note that
the negotiations were
unlikely to be conclud-
ed by the end of
December as previous-
ly anticipated, though
EPA negotiations are
scheduled to resume |
this month.

Prime Minister
Ingraham said it may
be that like the
Bahamas, most CARI-
COM member states
would prefer to con-
clude a partial agree-
ment this year and*
leave the more com-
plex issue of services
to be resolved in the
New Year.

Bureau Heads
reviewed CARICOM
positions on matters to
be discussed at the
upcoming meeting of
Commonwealth Heads
of Government Meet-
ing (CHOGM) in
Kampala, Uganda 21-
25 November including
development assis-
tance, trade, good gov-
- ernance and climate

change.

Of particular interest
will be the election of
a new Commonwealth
secretary general to
succeed outgoing Sec-
retary General Don
McKinnon.

. Bureau heads also

discussed the impor-
‘tance of representation
of the region at the
upcoming United
Nations Climate
Change Conference to.
be held in Bali,
Indonesia December 3
to December 14, 2007.

Prime Minister
Ingraham assumes the
chairmanship of the
Conference of Heads
of Government in Jan-
uary, 2008.

The other bureau
heads of government
are Owen Arthur,
Prime Minister of Bar-
bados and chairman of
the conference; and
Ralph Gonsalves,
Prime Minister of St
Vincent and the
Grenadines and outgo-
ing chairman of the
conference.









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to meeting in a

PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham
has announced that he will attend a CAR-
IOM meeting in Uganda later this month.
. The 2007 Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be
held in Kampala from November 23 to
25.

Mr Ingraham will be accompanied by
Minister of National Security and Immi-
gration Tommy Turnquest, Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Senator Kay Forbes-Smith and
officials from the Office of the Prime
Minister and the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. °

Prior to the Heads of Government
meeting, the Commonwealth Foreign
Ministers will meet November 21 to 22.
Mr Turnquest will lead the Bahamas del-
egation to these meetings.

Also participating at CHOGM this year
are Commonwealth Youth Ambas-
sador/COBUS President Anastarcia
Huyler and Dupuch Law School Student
Tavarrie Smith. ,

Ms Huyler and Mr Smith will repre-
sent the Bahamas at the CHOGM Youth
Forum.

Mr Ingraham and his delegation lest
Nassau yesterday and return on Wednes-

. day, November 28.

During the prime minister’s absence,





Commonwealth Heads of
Government event in Kampala



Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
will act as prime minister and Minister
of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing will
fill Mr Ingraham’s post as Minister of
Finance.

During Mr Turnquest’s absence Sena-
tor Elma Campbell, Minister of State for
Immigration will act as Minister of
National Security.

Under the theme “Transforming soci-
eties to achieve political, economic and
human development’, several major issues
are on the 2007 CHOGM agenda includ-
ing the selection of a new Commonwealth
secretary general.

Heads will elect a successor to the post
currently held by Donald McKinnon of
New Zealand. Mr McKinnon will demit
office on March 31, 2008.

Dr Michael Frendo, Minister of For-
eign Affairs of Malta; Kamalesh Sharma,
High Commissioner of India to the Court
of St James and Dr Mohan Kaul, Direc-
tor-General of the Commonwealth Busi-
ness Council are the three candidates.

Heads are also expected to review

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development of small states are
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The Commonwealth is an
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which aim to support each oth-
er and work together towards
international goals.

At the start of 2007, there were
53 member countries in the Com-
monwealth.

The Commonwealth works
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AWARDED: The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
held a staff awards luncheon on Thursday at Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Pictured seated, from left, are PAHO/World
Health Organisation representative David Taylor, PAHO admin-
istrator Barbara Knowles, Linda Sweeting and Dr Yitades Gebre.
Standing, from left, are Samuel Mcintosh, systems adminis-
trator; Erika Perpall, Vanria Rolle, Cleola Mackey, accountant
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YOUR CONNECTION*TO THE WORLD

VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: ,

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and
Interconnection and will be responsible for all regulatory and compliance matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for addressing and coordinating activities related to all regulatory matters
with particular reference to legal maters within and on behalf of the Company. This
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Coordinate with the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory on strategies relative
to the Company and its Regulatory requirements.

Ensure the Company’s compliance with the legal and regulatory provisions of its
licenses issued by the PUC, the stipulations of the Sector Policy of the Government
of the Bahamas, the Telecommunications Act of 1999 and all other statutory
legislation related thereto.

Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance
with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC.

Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on legal matters regarding
interconnection.

Provide legal opinions on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and
analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent
activity on BTC’s network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

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competent jurisdiction

Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the
Company oh Bhi
Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects
of regulatory as required by the RUC

Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
‘regulatory matters ;

Inform, educate, and update all relevant Company employees on all regulatory
matters \

Provide periodic update reports and recommendations on changes in the regulatory
environment to the staff

Perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory & Interconnection.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

1.
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Master’s Degree preferred.

LLB, Member of the Bahamas Bar Association, with five (5) years of practice at
the Bar. :

Prior experience in a regulatory environment would be an asset.

Exposure to the principles of telecommunications is a plus. Strong leadership
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, #21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:

VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY



LOCAL NEWS

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GINNETH THE LESSON: Former Senator Gladys Johnson-Sands addresses the students of Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Dri-
ve, at the morning assembly yesterday to introduce them to the plight of women's suffrage. Her speech was part of the commemoration exercises for Nation-
al Women's Week, 2007. The week will be recognised from November 25 to December 1, 2007, in the Bahamas. Ms Johnson-Sands gave the address on behalf
of the Minister of State for Health and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner and members of the Bureau of Women's Affairs, which fails under the Depart-

FirstCaribbean
International

Bank and union

Sign agreement

FirstCaribbean International Bank and the
Bahamas Financial Services Union have signed a
five year industrial agreement.

The signing follows months of intense negotiy ;
ations. “| : a

“We are delighted to be signing this five yeat—
agreement with the Bahamas Financial Services
Union today. In keeping with our commitment to
be first for employees, the agreement provides a
market-competitive benefit package for our staff,”
said Sharon Brown, managing director First-
Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Lim-
ited. :

Bahamas Financial Services Union president
Theresa Mortimer said, “We are pleased with
the results of the contract negotiations. This is our
second negotiated agreement with FirstCaribbean
and the benefits together with the terms and con-
ditions achieved for our members provides for fair
and equitable arrangements. Our members are
pleased with the results.”

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Phone:322-1722 ¢ Fax: 326-745



Five-year deal follows intense negotiations

The Bank’s managing director and the union
president applauded the efforts of their respective
negotiation teams in working to conclude the
agreement before the holidays and thanked staff
for their patience during the process.

“Both the bank andthe union reaffirmed their
commitment to continued joint efforts and on-
going dialogue in building and maintaining a har-
monious working environment within the bank
and joint collaboration in ensuring that the needs
of the customers are met,” said FirstCaribbean in
a statement.

“In keeping with the partnership principles
agreed by the parties the Bank and the Union
reiterated their commitment to making First-
Caribbean the best place to both work and do
business.”

Bank managing director Sharon Brown com-
mented, “When there is a shared agenda in pro-
moting the interest of employees, customers and
shareholders long term success results”.

© In brief

January
conference
to focus on
environment

A CONFERENCE will be
held.in Abaco to share knowl-
edge about that island and the
Bahamian environment in gen-
eral.

The conference will be held
from Thursday, January 3



3, to
Sunday, January 6, in Marsh
Harbour.

The list of presenters
includes: Dr David Campbell,
Diane Claridge, Dr Craig Lay-
man, Dr John Durban, Dr
Charles Kwit and Allison Hig-
gins.

The event is being, organised
by www.friends of the environ-
ment .org.

Essence Cul meetings
designed to sharpen
leadership skills

The Essence Club’s Pow-
erTalk, ITC is now holding
monthly meetings at the Holy
Cross Parish Hall every first and
third Wednesday at 7pm.

The meetings aim to improve
the communication and leader-
ship skills of attendees, accord-
ing to the club.

“Join us for an evening of
leadership, speaking and pre-
sentations,” said the organisers,
adding the theme of tomorrow’s
meeting is holiday spending



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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

FROM page one

deceased had purplish reddish
abrasions to the pelvic area and
upper shoulders. He told the court
that Dr Raju performed an autop-
sy on Daniel Smith and gave him
sealed tubes of Smith’s blood,
urine, stomach contents, eye fluid
and pelvic hair. Inspector St Louis
said that he labelled the items and
took them to the police laborato-
ry where he handed them over to
another officer, He told the court
that he then went to Andrew
Aitken photography where he
developed the photographs taken
of the deceased which were put in
albums. The photographs were
submitted in evidence and the
jurors were also shown the pic-
tures of the deceased.

Marva Gibson, an immigration
olficer.was the second witness to
take the stand yesterday. She told
the court that while working the

“4pm to midnight shift on Septem-
ber 9, 2006 at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport, she admit-
ted Daniel Smith into the coun-
try. She told the court that Smith
appeared calm and quiet. She said
that she remembered Smith
because she had asked him a few
questions as he had not completed
the Immigration form. She said
that Smith had not listed an
address on the Immigration form,

but when asked he told her that he

would be residing at Horizons. She
said that Daniel Smith requested a
90-day stay, which she granted.
Howard Stern, was the next
witness to take the stand. He told

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Daniel Smith

the court that he knew Daniel very
well. He said that he had met
Daniel through Anna Nicole
Smith in 1997. Stern told the court
that every time he saw Anna,
Daniel was there with her. Stern
also told the court that on Sep-
tember 11 he went to the morgue
at the Princess Margaret Hospital
to identify Daniel’s body. Stern
described Daniel as being about
S10” or 5°11” tall, weighing about
150 pounds.

Dr Reginald Neymour, an anes-
thesiologist, testified, yesterday
that he was one of the individuals
who attempted to revive Smith on
September 10. Dr Neymour told
the court that around 9.40 that
morning a code blue — which
indicates cardiac arrest — came
from the maternity ward. Dr Ney-
mour said that he was in the hos-
pital’s stairwell at the time, head-
ing for the second floor where the
maternity ward and the operating
theatre are located. He told the
court that at room 201.0n the
maternity ward he met Dr Sim-
mons performing chest compres-
sions on a young man who he lat-

‘er identified as Daniel Smith. Dr

Neymour said that he felt for a
pulse and checked to see if Smith

_was breathing and put a face mask |
on Daniel Smith so that. he could

get oxygen. Dr Neymour said that
Smith had no pulse or heart beat.
Neymour said that he ‘put a
breathing tube in Smith’s mouth
and an intravenous tube in the

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back of his left hand. Neymour
told the court that adrenaline was

administered through the intra- ’

tracheal tube and antrophine and
vessoressin was administered
through the intravenous tube, Dr
Neymour told the court that Smith
did not respond to the drugs. He
told the court that he left the room
around 10 am although a medical
team was still trying to revive
Daniel.

Caroline Burnett, a medical
practitioner at Doctor’s Hospital,
was also called to the witness stand
yesterday. She told the court that
on September 10, 2006, she con-
firmed the death of Daniel Smith.

Dr James Iferenta, a medical
physician, was the final witness
called to give evidence yesterday.
He told the court yesterday that he
was the Emergency Room physi-
cian on duty on the morning of
September 10 when a code blue
was issued, although he could not
recall the exact time. He said when
he got to the maternity ward oth-
er medical personnel were already
there attempting to revive Daniel
Smith who was unconscious. Dr
Iferenta told the court that he
attempted to put a breathing tube

.down Smith’s windpipe while

another doctor was giving Smith
chest compressions. Dr Iferenta
said that he ordered that atropine,
calcium chloride, sodium bicar-

. bonate.and intravenous fluids be

administered to Smith. Dr Iferenta
said that Smith did not respond
to the drugs. Dr Iferenta said that

three or four rounds of resuscita- ,

tion was done on Daniel over a



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period of 25 minutes. Dr Iferenta
told the court that he made a sum-
mary report of the events. During
cross-examination Dr Iferenta also
told the court that Daniel’s veins
were flat because there was no
blood circulation and noted that
there were a number of puncture
wounds on Smith’s upper limbs
which led him to believe that sev-
eral attempts had been made to

establish an intravenous access.

While retreshing his memory from
his report, Dr Iferenta said that
CPR was administered to Smith

FROM page one

between 9.41 and 9.43 am. He said
that Smith was incubated and
intravenous access was established
at 9.44 am. He also told the court
that there was a physical attempt
to remove Anna Nicole Smith
from the room as she had been
clinging to Daniel. A question was
posed by the jury as to why med-
ical personnel had tried to resus-
citate Daniel when he had no
obvious vital signs. Dr Iferenta
said that this was done as a matter
of standard procedure. The
inquest resumes today.

Casino inspector

However, during yesterday’ s hearing Fowler’s temporary attorney
settled with the defence on a $250,000 bond.

According to count one of Fowler’s indictment, the charge reads that
from November 2006 to, on, or about December 26, 2006, in Broward
County and elsewhere, Fowler did knowingly and intentionally “com-
bine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and
unknown to the Grand Jury, to import into the United States, from a
place outside thereof, a contro{led substance” in violation of Title 21,
United States Code, Section 952 (a); all in violation of Title 21, Unit-

ed States Code, Section 963.

It is further alleged that the controlled substance consisted of five
kilograms or more “of a mixture and substance containing a detectable

amount of cocaine.’

Count two of the indictment reads that Fowler, from November
2006, to on or about December 26, 2006 in Broward County, “did
knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree
to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in violation

of Title 21, United: States Code, Section 841(a); all in violation of ©

Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.” °

This controlled substance again consisted of five kilograms or more’

“of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of

cocaine.”

Fowler’s case has been postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday, Novem-
ber 21, when he is expected to appear before the Federal Court with his

attorney.

FROM page one

friend of Perry and Bernadette
Christie — was found stabbed to
death in his Mountbatten
House residence on West Hill
Street on Sunday morning.
Just two days earlier, on Fri-
day afternoon, the body of Dr
McDonald was found in his bed
in his Queen Street home.

According to his brother, Madi-’

son, Dr McDonald had been
beaten “beyond recognition
with a clothing iron.”

At a special meeting on the
grounds of COB yesterday
morning, Mrs Hodder said that
Dr McDonald taught his
evening class on Thursday and
was last seen by COB staff
heading home between 10 and
11pm.

“He had meetings on Friday
morning which he missed. Wor-
ried about him, colleagues final-
ly called his brother, who went
to check on him on Friday after-
noon. He was found dead, beat-
en in his home,” the college
president said.

“This is the known, much else
you have heard and will hear.
Speculation can only be a mix
of truth and lies, known and
unknown. I ask, as community,
we stay away from speculation,”
Mrs Hodder said.

Addressing students, col-
leagues and friends of the mur-
dered educator, Mrs Hodder
said that the complete story
behind Dr McDonald’s death
“is not known today and we
only do harm in making one
up.

“We loved Thad, he was our
teacher, our colleague and for
many here, our friend. Let us
grieve this senseless and brutal

Murders

death in honour, remembering
the man we loved and staying
away from sensational (sto-
ries),” she said.

Mrs Hodder described Dr
McDonald — who was affec-
tionately known as “Dr Mac” —
as a gifted leader who directed a

complex. faculty and as a man

with a “gentle sense of humour
and a deep love for his country
and_his people.”

“He was a pillar of our com-
munity and today, right now, I
find it difficult to see how the
college will recover from this
great loss,” she said.

Mrs Hodder remembered Dr
McDonald as a proud Bahami-
an, who was also an Africanist.

“He was part of all the major
cultural efforts in this country —
the Clifton Heritage site, the
preservation of over-the-hill
stories and traditions, academic
and cultural events around the
commemoration of the aboli-
tion of the transatlantic slave
trade.

“He was a strong man with a
gentle voice who always had
important things to say,” she
said,

COB student Shoshana
Miller, who did not attend Dr
McDonald’s classes, but con-
sidered him a friend, told The
Tribune yesterday that the col-
lege has been dramatically
affected by the murder.

“He was respected among
faculty (members) and students
alike. He was a friend. It
shocked me that someone could
actually do such a thing to Dr
McDonald. (It’s) really disturb-
ing,” the student said.

Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd.

Montrose Avenue
Phone:322

-1722 ¢ Fax: 326-7482



Sir Burton Hall

FROM page one

While stating that he

i accepted the reality of a ©

“general disconnect”

: between the judicial system

? and the Bahamian communi-

: ty at large, Sir Burton rea-

: soned, in part, this “discon-

: nect is rooted in the reality

: that the legal system empha-

: sises process and procedure ‘
: while the anxiety of the aver-
: age citizen is for the achieve-
: ments of results.”

He further explained that

; judges are appointed not to.
i simply “do justice” but to

: carry out justice in accor-

? dance with Bahamian law.

: Another “modern” problem
i faced by judges is the dra-

i: matic popularity of the legal
: system “which has created

: the expectation that all mat-
: ters that present themselves
i for solution before the courts
: can be conveniently distilled
: to simple propositions readi-
: ly resolved in an hour,” Sir

: Burton Ais

This distorted view of the

: legal system only serves to

‘} further frustrate litigants

: when they are faced with the ©
: sometimes tedious process of

: actual legal proceedings and

? not the swift justice they may

} witness on dramatic repro-

? ductions of court proceed-
i ings.

Sir Burton also dispelled

: another misconception that

? criminal matters, which tend
: to capture the attention of

: the media, create the bulk of
: judicial matters in the

: Bahamian court system. He

? noted that criminal cases are
: but one of the seven divi-

: sions into which the work of
: the court is divided. While '
: only 300 criminal matters , |
: were filed in 2006, 1,388 mat- '
: ters were filed with the com-
: mon law, equity and com-

? mercial divisions, 758 were

: filed in the family court divi-
: sion, and 741 applications for
: grants of probate were filed

? with the Bahamian judiciary,
: Sir Burton said.

Years ago, a number of

: these disputes would have
?. been settled outside of the
? court system, but the fact

: that they are not is evident
: of the new nature of litiga-
? tion.

Senate

challenge

FROM page one :

: yesterday that he was ready to

: have the matter dealt with dur- -
? ing that session, however PLP

: attorney Paul Adderley com-

: plained that he had not been

: given enough time to review

i the skeleton argument sup-

? porting that application, as it

? was only submitted to him on
Friday.

Mr Klein said to Sir Burton

: that it “shouldn’t take (him) too”
? long”, or
: to deal with the issue of what
: should be struck out from the
: affidavit and exhibits.

“more than an hour”

Mr Adderley objected,

| declaring that he found Mr

Klein’s suggestion that it would

only take an hour to deal with
: the matter “amusing.”

“There is no way we can

truncate the length of time. To
: defend our position we’ve got
; to be able to explain (why cer-

tain parts of the affidavit are

: relevant), we can’t just let (Mr
:? Klein) sit down and destroy our
: affidavit, our evidence,”
: Mr Adderley, adding that the
? court would then have to deter-
? mine on that basis what evi-
: dence is relevant.

said

Earlier that day the PLP

counsel had declared that all of

the contents of the letters sent. °

? between Mr Ingraham and Mr.
i Christie must be included as.» .
: evidence. “The whole case is»*

; dependent upon them,” he said." |

He said that certain parts of ,'

: the letter made it clear that Mite
: Ingraham had made up hise®
: mind “a long time ago’ " wha%
? would be appointed to the posia’s :
: tions without consideration off
: Mr Christie.

: down as the date upon whic
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January 15 and 16 were a

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The FNM has argued thatt

: constitutionally, the prinie min-Â¥,

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: the three senate appointentse®
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Investment Funds

Act 2003 must be

amended to “protect the

Bahamas brand” by pre-

venting Bahamian-

domiciled funds from being audited

by foreign auditors, a leading accoun-

tant telling The Tribune yesterday

that this was “not good policy” when
it came to regulating the industry.

Raymond Winder, managing part-

ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas),

said that permitting foreign auditors

to audit and sign-off on the accounts

of Bahamian domiciled-investment

funds could create regulatory prob-

lems for the Securities Commission

of the Bahamas, as it might not

receive critical information on prob-

lem s with a particular fund until it |

was too late.

Under the existing Investment
Funds Act, Bahamas-registered
investment funds can have their
accounts prepared outside this nation,
with the audits conducted overseas
and signed off by foreign accountants.

“Either way, it’s not good policy
for the Bahamas, considering the fact
that we have found out in the past,
with the Central Bank, when audits of
its licensees were done by non-resi-



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business community to establish a business directory and business
crime watch, it was revealed yesterday.

Assistant Commissioner Marvin Dames told business persons
attending a crime prevention seminar that it was vital that all sec-
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Bahamian businessmen against circumventing regulatory |
procedures by ‘bribing’ officials to facilitate their business _ |
requests, because it places other less well-off persons at a dis- |
advantage. Speaking at a seminar on crime prevention,

| Bahamas Chamber of Com-
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Senior accountant calls for Investment Funds Act change requiring all
Bahamas-domiciled vehicles to be audited by Bahamian accountants

dent accountants, we were in a diffi-
cult situation when concerns arose
with that licensee,” Mr Winder told
The Tribune.

These problems often resulted from
the overseas auditors not making their
audit reports and findings available
to the Central Bank in a timely man-
ner, Mr Winder said.

Since then, and the adoption of its
physical presence requirements, the
Central Bank requires all audits of
its bank and trust company licensees
to be signed-off by Bahamian accoun-
tants, and for auditors based in this
nation to be involved in the audit
process from the get-go.

Explaining that his concerns related
to “protecting the Bahamas brand”,
Mr Winder added: “When these prac-
titioners sit outside the Bahamas, it is
very difficult for the Central Bank
and Securities Commission to get
information in a timely fashion to pro-
tect our industry.

“The investment funds industry
must also move in that direction, to
have audits signed and performed by

warned
‘bribes’ |

FIDELITY Merchant Bank

& Trust will this Friday launch

its investment fund to give

| Bahamian investors access to

| the international financial mar-

| kets, aiming to leverage the

| fund’s initial $2 million foreign

currency allocation into $10

| million worth of investments
through a variety of options.

Michael Anderson, Fidelity

Merchant Bank & Trust's pres-

f 242.322.2033

_ selves in a position

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

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11.19%

Bahamian accoun-
tants, rather than
outside the
Bahamas.”

He said: “We in
the accounting
profession in the
Bahamas find our-

in our jurisdiction
where we may be
auditing funds not
incorporated in the
Bahamas. Because
we follow global
accounting standards, we are now
auditing funds on behalf of other
jurisdictions like Cayman.

“We’re being accessed by other
jurisdictions to perform these services,
but not accepted by our own.

“T think it’s in our best interests to
change that policy to mirror the kind
of policy the Central Bank has in rela-
tion to its licensees in the Bahamas.”

Mr Winder pointed out that the
fact Bahamian auditors audited funds
domiciled in other jurisdictions

Ni taroleyg

ident, said



the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund and its Index-
Linked Sub-Fund, which will

Last 12 months

17.89%

showed they were trained to world-
class standards, and did not require
additional teaching when they oper-
ated abroad.

Speaking to The Tribune on condi-
tion of anonymity, a source close to
the Securities Commission with
knowledge of the situation regarding
audits of Bahamian-domiciled invest-
ment funds, said foreign auditors had
been permitted in order to ensure the
work was completed quickly.

“One of the reasons for that was
that there were not sufficient
resources in the country to conduct
the audits in a timely fashion,” the
source said.

“This matter was actually put to
the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) when we were
having consultations on the legisla-
tion, and BICA signed off on it..

“While the Commission would like
Bahamians to benefit from ‘the off-
shore sector, we have to grow it as
well.”

The Securities Commission was said
to constantly monitor all aspects of

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the Investment Funds legislation, and
would make recommendations to
amend the foreign audit aspect if the
industry felt it was necessary.

The source said the Cayman Islands
had tried to impose the requirement
that audits be signed-off by local audi-
tors, but the Bahamas had not moved
on this because it was “not sure how
well it’s working”.

Meanwhile, Mr Winder said the.
Bahamas and its financial services
industry needed to view itself “in the
larger picture”. -

“Tf the only relationship with a com-
pany is incorporation, I’m not sure
the Bahamas wants to see itself as a
jurisdiction that merely incorporates.
We want to deepen our relationship
with individuals and industries incor-
porating in the Bahamas,” he
explained.

“In the securities industry we ought
to be moving after these kinds of
activities, and moving towards a posi-
tion where the Bahamas is seen as
facilitating all the activities an organ-
isation needs.”

| Fidelity’s international fund to launch Friday

* Fund to leverage index-linked options to take $2m
allocation into $10m worth of investments
* Seeking $10m in Bahamian investor capital,
with offering open for three weeks
* CFAL moving to launch own funds”

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BAHAMIAN bank and
trust companies must perform
additional Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) verification
checks on clients they have no
“face-to-face” contact with,
going beyond documents and
photos normally relied upon,
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas is proposing.

Unveiling its draft amend-
ments to the anti-money laun-
dering and counter-terror
financing guidelines, the Cen-
tral Bank is targeting transac-

tions by customers that

Bahamian financial institutions
have no contact with, and
record keeping for KYC doc-
uments, as the two areas for
major reform.

When it comes to dealing
with ‘faceless’ customers who
approach them by phone, post,
fax, e-mail or some other form
of communication transmis-
sion, the Central Bank is
proposing that its Bahamian
bank: and trust company
licensees verify their identity
using the usual documents and
photo ID.

Yet the draft guidelines add:
“Where documents are relied
on to verify the identity of a
customer, with whom there is
no face-to-face contact, a
licensee should apply an addi-
tional verification: check to
manage the risk of forgery and
fraud.”

It suggested that this addi-
tional check could take the
form of requiring the ‘faceless’
customer’s first transaction or
payment to be carried out
through an account bearing
their name at a Bahamian
institution or via a financial
institution in a leading juris-
diction.

Other additional checks sug-
gested by the Central Bank
included the production of
additional KYC documents;
requiring the documents to be
certified; verifying the cus-
tomer’s business and home
telephone, numbers and
addresses; and using Internet
sign-ons and passwords that
are set up on account opening
and provided, via secure deliv-
ery, to the customer’s verified
address.

The Central Bank’s pro-
posed guidelines said:
“Licensees should consider the
money laundering and terrorist
financing risks posed if there is
no face-to-face contact with
prospective customers when
establishing customer rela-
tionships, and when conducting
ongoing due diligence on exist-
ing customers,

“This would include assess-
ing the possibility that a cus-
tomer is deliberately avoiding
face-to-face contact.

“Non face-to-face transac-
tions carry an inherent risk of
forgery and fraud, which
licensees should take care in
their internal systems, policies



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Craigg

and procedures to mitigate.

“The extent of verification
in respect of non face-to-face
customers will depend on the
nature an d characteristics of
the product or service provid-
ed, and the assessed money
laundering and terrorist financ-
ing risk presented by the cus-
tomer.”

The Central Bank’s draft
amendments also call on
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies offering Internet and
telephone products to “ensure
they have reliable and secure
methods to verify” customer
identities, again using a risk-
rating framework.

Correspondent banking
again received particular atten-
tion, the Central Bank propos-

ing that its bank and trust com-
pany licensees obtain senior
management approval for set-
ting up new correspondent
relationships.
“Licensees should guard
against passing funds through
accounts without taking rea-
sonable steps to satisfy them-

_selves that sufficient due dili-

gence has been undertaken by
the remitting bank on the
underlying client and the origin
of the funds,” the Central
Bank said in relation to corre-
spondent banking relation-

- ships. In these circumstances,

the licensee must be satisfied
that the respondent institution
is able to provide KYC docu-
mentation on the underlying
customer upon request.”

The Central Bank also wants
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies to conduct due diligence
on correspondent banks, par-
ticularly on their reputation
and quality of supervision, and
whether they have been sub-
jected to a money laundering
or terror financing-related reg-
ulatory action.

When they are reliant on
KYC due diligence by third
party financial services
providers, the Central Bank is
nonetheless proposing that
Bahamian institutions “imme-
diately obtain all the relevant
information pertaining to a
customer’s identity”.

They must also ensure that
the institution performing the
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Fidelity’s international
fund to launch Friday

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“We will be launching on
Friday, November 23, and will
keep the. fund open until
December 14,” Mr Anderson
told The Tribune.

“The total offering amount
will be for B$10 million.”

Fidelity made presentations
on the fund to key institution-
al investors yesterday and
today, and will tonight host an
event for between 70-80 poten-
tial investors who could poten-
tially buy-in to the fund.

Fidelity’s launch move
comes as its main competitor,
CFAL, (the former Colina
Financial Advisors) readies to
launch its own international
investments funds, advertising
the Global Equity Fund, Glob-
al Bond Fund and Specialty
Bond Fund, as both major bro-
ker/dealers seek to exploit the

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trol liberalisation unveiled by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas in January 2006.

Anthony Ferguson, CFAL’s
principal, did not return The
Tribune’s phone message seek-
ing comment yesterday after-
noon, but Mr Anderson
explained that the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund would be set up as
an ‘umbrella’ fund, through
which all investor monies
would enter the investment
structure.

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cipal into an area and rate of
return that meets their objec-
tives by selecting a particular
sub-fund, of which the Index-
Linked Sub-Fund is the first.

Mr Anderson said that by
investing in index-linked
options via the sub-fund, the
Fidelity Bahamas Internation-
al Investment Fund would be
able to leverage the initial allo-
cation of just over $2 million in
foreign currency that it would
receive from the Central Bank
into some $10 million worth of
investments, matching the ini-
tial $10 million injection from
Bahamian investors.

In doing so, Fidelity would
give Bahamian investors more
diversity than they would oth-
erwise obtain by investing the
$2 million allocation directly
into equities or bonds. The
sub-fund would invest 25 per
cent of its assets into four sep-

arate indices each, Mr Ander-
son explained.

Restrictions

Central Bank restrictions
mean that the maximum

. amount of US dollars made

available to the Bahamian bro-
ker/dealers for their interna-
tional investment funds in any
one year cannot exceed $25
million or 5 per cent of the pre-
vious year-end balance on the
external reserves.

This means that a maximum
of $6.25 million will be released
every quarter for this purpose.
Mr Anderson yesterday said
there were now three/broker
dealers able to access this,
rather than just CFAL and
Fidelity, meaning that the max-
imum quarterly allocation one
broker could obtain was $2.083
million. The other broker/deal-

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Advisors, although this could

_ not be confirmed last night.

Meanwhile, Mr Anderson
said investors’ principal would
be protected through the
investment in these indices,
something he described as “a
first in the Bahamas”.

This meant that even if loss-
es were incurred, investors
would still recover 100 per cent
of the principal they originally
invested when redeeming their
funds.

“That’ll be a first in the
Bahamas in terms of principal
protection,” Mr Anderson
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there, but not risk their princi-

pal. ”?

ee added that the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund would be listed on

the Bahamas International

Securities Exchange (BISX),
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Mr Anderson: said of the
fund’s launch: “I’m hoping
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nity to diversify their invest-
ments and try something new.

“It’s the sort of investment,
whether you’re an institution-
al or retail investor, that is the
kind everyone benefits from.
I hope people will take, the
opportunity, as this is the first
time Bahamian investors will

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invest in foreign securities
without paying an investment
premium for their dollars.”
Currently,
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the 12.5 per cent investment
currency market premium.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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The Public is hereby advised that |,

ABIGAIL

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Bahamas intend to change my name to TAI
GIBSON. lf there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-
742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.





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The Bahamas Limited on September 21, 2007





ecretary

- Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CM & P MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 19, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General. :

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d)’ All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 2nd day of January, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

November 20, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



BAHA MAR

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

LEGAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITY

Baha Mar Development Company Ltd.
seeks to hire a talented

Commercial Attorney

to join its dynamic legal team.
The successful applicant must:

Have a minimum of 6 years experience in commercial
and corporate practice in The Bahamas.

Have the ability to draft and review documentation
in connection with complex commercial, real estate
and other transactions.

Be familiar with US and other international commercial
transactions.

‘Have the ability to work under pressure.

Possess exceptional communication and negotiating

Successful candidate will report to Baha Mar’s General
Counsel and work with other members of Baha Mar’s legal
team.

Please forward curriculum vitae with salary requirements
via e-mail to tgodet@tradeinvest.com or
fax to (242) 702-2018 no later than December, 1 2007.

All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.





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THE TRIBUNE





Police are moving on
Business Crime Watch

FROM page 1

policing, the police will be col-
lecting information from every
’ business in the Bahamas, so
that as they roll out the com-
munity policing they can build
a business crime watch of com-

panies in different areas.

Mr Dames warned business
owners that crime was a social
problem that could very well
lurk in their companies
through the persons whom
they hire.

“Just remember that you

have to hire these persons, and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

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

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
LIGHTFEATHER LTD. is in dissolution. Alrena Moxey is
the Liquidator and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place,
Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or
| claims to the Liquidator before December 15, 2007.



Legal Notice
NOTICE
GRANATINA CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby ‘given’ that the above-named

Company is in dissolutionjawhich conamenced on the |

18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE

TAIRA INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

GREENLEAF LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GREENLEAF LTD. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



whomever you hire, they are
a microcosm of the wider com-
munity. We all have a vested
interest,” he added.

In addressing the crime
issue, Mr Dames said the
Bahamas must use statistics
and empirical data to help
make informed decisions.

The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president, Dioni-
sio D’ Aguilar, said concrete
decisions and action were
needed to ensure a serious
approach to crime was taken.

“Unfortunately, crime is a

“major problem in this country,

and as a nation we seem paral-
ysed as to what to do. Every
day, the problem seems to get
worse and our nation’s lead-
ers seem unable to implement
the swift, decisive measures
that could reverse this trend,”
the Chamber president said.

“They seem afraid to tackle
this problem head on and to
make the decisions that may,
on the one hand, marginally
diminish our freedoms, but on
the other increase our safety
and quality of life.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said the police
needed to be given every
resource to combat crime, with
benchmarks to measure their
performance and hold their
leaders accountable.

He also discussed the frus-
trations that Bahamian busi-

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nesspersons have in regard to
crime, and challenged the
police force to think outside
the box, listen to the com-
plaints of business owners,
implement real solutions and
measure their success.
“Business persons frequent-
ly complain that the police nev-
er come when you call unless
someone has been shot on
your premises, or that police

.do not consider crimes com-

mitted against businesses as
that important unless it is
armed robbery,” Mr D’ Aguilar
said.

“Every day businesses are
robbed by employees and cus-
tomers, and those same busi-
ness persons are powerless to
do anything about it except fire
the culprits and write off the
losses as the cost of doing busi-
ness in the Bahamas. Pursuing
the matter in courts is a time-
wasting experience that rarely
yields any positive results, so
why bother?”

Mr D’ Aguilar suggested
that providing persons with
information such as the inves-
tigating officer’s rank and id
number, phone numbers and
other details of the investiga-
tion made follow up easier.

He added that the Govern-
ment needs to do whatever is
necessary to facilitate the pro-
cessing of justice, whether it
be building additional courts,
hiring more magistrates and
judges and support staff, and
dispensing with cases in a more
timely manner, such as plea
bargaining.

Finally, he toldChambe
members that they need to be
proactive in deploying tech-
nology and educating them-
selves on simple strategies that
have been extremely successful
in reducing the ease in which
criminals can commit crimes.

MARINE STORE

LOOKING FOR

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PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 394-3885

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LOLIK LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘FORTALEZA VALLEY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

”

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSISTANT POLICE Commissioner Marvin Dames





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BENER LOUIS PIERRE OF |
JOBSON AVENUE, P.O. BOX F-41422, GRAND BAHAMA,' | -
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for. °}'
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization’
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the ‘Minister responsible’ for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE is hereby given that MR. CHANDLER of 2465 FT.
LAUDERDALE 33303, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
tothe Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization asa 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 138th day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SCIROPPO LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SPARRING POINT INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. ING.
(Liquidator)





THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007, PAGE 7B



BUSINESS

oe JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A
e S Or } | FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

An established Bahamian Company is seeking a Financial Controller.



Qualifications for the position are:

e Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting or applied finance
, ; from an accredited and reputable university.
; f° Certified Public Account

3-5 year Audit experience

Proficiency in Accounting Software such as QuickBooks or Peachtree
Experience in preparing IFRS compliant financial statements

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

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

‘green light =

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

‘THE principal investor behind a multi-million
dollar resort project at the former Club Med
site in Governor’s Harbour, Eieuthera, is now
“just waiting on the green light” from the Goy-
ernment to proceed, denying reports circulating
onthe island that approval delays had forced the
development to lay-off part-time staff.

Eddie Lauth, principal in the EIC Resorts
group that is behind the French Leave project, |
acknowledged that the development had laid-off |
a‘féw security personnel as it waited for the |
Government to give all the necessary approvals
ahd permits for the project to proceed.

He added: “What we’ve done right now is
that intil we get the plans finalised, we have cut
ho on security, but the full-time staff is still
thée¥és

Mitre just waiting now to get the green light.
Weite still working at it, trying to get things

{e>and the full-time staff are still there.

"We've done everything we’ve been asked
by the Government, and are waiting to get
everything that we’ve been waiting on for the
laSttwo years approved.”

t French Leave has been on hold for more than
me year, Mr Lauth previously saying that while &
the project had met the pre-sales targets set by
its bankers through attracting enough ‘founder’ |
real estate buyers, it had not been able to con-



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BON 50



The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following

Serves as the Air Conditioning Technician and is responsible for a variety of
functions including plumbing, electrical and welding maintenance, repair,
diagnosis, installation and testing of a variety of industrial and commercial
erade air conditioning systems.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- A minimum of two years vocational training resulting in a certificate as an AIC
refrigeration technician and one year of vocational training and certificate in
electrical craft skills.

- Two years as an Air Conditioning Technician and a minimum of one year
apprentice level or the equivalent in electrical maintenance and/or installation

required.

- Must have a familiarity with National Electric, or Canadian Electric codes
and NFPA guidelines for A/C required.

- Must be able to read and comprehend blue prints and have knowledge of
material safety data sheets and books.

- Must have a valid Bahamian driver’s license and the ability to drive a
passenger Vehicles and forklift, stake body and pickup trucks with manual and
automatic transmissions.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE: :

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
package including performance-based incentives, medical and dental insurance,
life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and development.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Applications forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.. Monday through
Friday at security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: addressed to the Human
Resources Office no later than Thursday, November 29, 2007

BIS

Pricing Information As Of:

Securit
Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated. Water BDRs.. .
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S, Johnson
Premier Real Estate

Last Price Weekly Vol.

16.00
6.00
0.20

14,25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
ND Holdi i



41.00 ABDAB
14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets

NA V Last 12 Months Div $
1.364118"

3.5388""*

2.938214"""

1.279370*"*

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



Companies warned
on bank deposits,
part-time workers



BAHAMIAN business
executives were reminded yes-
terday to exercise good judg-
ment and common sense as the
Christmas season approaches
to ensure their companies
remain crime free.

At a seminar hosted by the
Chamber of Commerce, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
and CrimeStoppers Bahamas,
Chief Superintendent Hulan

- Hanna told business owners

“- However, Sit Burton ~

EPS $

they should be very careful
when moving deposits to the
bank, ensuring they do not fall
into a routine which can be fig-
ured out by persons watching
them. :

Equally important, he said,
was to ensure their employees
were safe as well.

“Watch them to see how

stressed that it was critical that
background checks were done

on those persons as well.

In many crimes, Mr Hanna
said the police had a problem
with the quality of the film
retrieved from surveillance
tapes. He said that in many
cases, it was difficult to have a
clear visual, and in other cases
the cameras simply did not
contain film. |

He added that companies

- should ask officers to take their

breaks around their establish-
ments, as the visual sighting of
a police officer or car sends the
subliminal message that the
premises are well guarded.

’ J Branch Walton, manager
of safety and compliance at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport, said it
is important that businesses

positon: @ By CARA BRENNEN- they are getting to and from take all threats seriously as

eo si a oes noe Ne es Hanna said. a this ey ould ue out ip be aa

; ; ; ribune Busines ime of year, more part-time “You do not want to take
i. es yay Re CON DITION | NG TECH NICIAN i Reporter staff as Hedi but he © that ence the added

Mr Walton pointed out that
particularly in cases of domes-
tic abuse, if a violent act was
committed at the home ,the
person’s workplace was one of
the first places where some-
thing can happen.

This means, he said, that an
entire company could be
placed in danger. Similarly, dis-
gruntled employees also may
pose a threat, which is why it
was important that employers
ensure there were strong

human resources records on |

an employee’s behaviour if
they are terminated.

Mr Walton said simple inci-
dents of harassment, which he
called Pain In the But Acts
(PIBT’s), on the job needed to
be addressed and stopped
before they became bigger
issues.

Businessmen warned over offering ‘bribes’”

FROM page one

an Police Force and Crime
Stoppers, Sir Burton said this
practice was a part of Bahami-
an culture that needs chang-
ing.
“J apprehend that with our
gatekeepers at the support lev-
el, despite training and orien-
tation programmes that we
have in place, the system is
infected by a culture common
throughout the civil service, of
which the support staff of the
Judiciary is a part,” Sir Burton
said.

“It is a culture which sees
nothing inherently objection-
able about accepting gifts from
members of the public with
whom they deal.”

explained that the hazard

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Sir Burton Hall



involved in civil servants and
public officers accepting such
gifts is that it creates a rela-
tionship which gives the donor
an advantage over any other
person entitled to receive ser-
vice.

--“The most disadvantaged, ©

then, are the citizen taxpayers
who cannot afford to grant
such favours, and when a prac-
tice of accepting such favours
becomes such established, the
‘market forces’ of supply and
demand produce the result that
the greater the means of the
applicant for state services to
confer favours, the greater
access to such services he pro-
cures to the disadvantage of
others in society,” the Chief
Justice said.






colours.

PROVOST
MARSHALL SALE

An auction will be held on 28th Noveme-
ber, 2007 at 10:00 0’ clock at the Supreme
Court Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, The
Bahamas. On auction will be a number of
Locman Watches in a variety of styles and

Sir Burton said that when -

this happens it can, in the case,
of a regulatory agency, be
menacing, and in the case of

2

the court system, it becomes. +

corrosive.

He noted that while other
government offices can award
their employees with banquets

t

and solicit adverts from busi-~_;
nesses, it was difficult for the .*

judicial system as there may’?

Â¥
’

arise questions of propriety *+*:

“How can the judiciary do--

the like for its support staff,

when it must view every busi-*

ness entity - even its vendors of

necessities such as stationery |

and cleaning supplies - as a
potential litigant before the
courts, and every firm of attor-
neys as lawyers for potential
litigants,” the Chief Justice
said.

Ideally, he said the judiciary
would have a cadre of staff
committed to public service
over private gain, without
regard to feelings of personal
disadvantage.

“Among the tasks I have set

for myself, as head of the judi- .

ciary is to inspire, effect and
manage the cultural reorienta-

‘tion to achieve this ideal,” Sir

Burton said.



¢
¢

11,8192**"



For more information please contact Miss
Cordell Frazier at Gibson & Company at

323-1234 or Mr. Jack Davis a the Supreme
Court at 356-9101.







YIELD - last 12 month dividends divide
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

; BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 y closing Pp!

| 62wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

j S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

f Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volurne

4 Change - Change in closing price from day to day

| Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
.]] DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

H P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

i 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

*.9 November 2007
**. 30 June 2007
*** 31 October 2007
eee* 34 July 2007



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3 Style of humour that’s right in your
face! (5)
Itcould be finer, we gather (5)
In future, tea will be blended in
different ways (5)
Airy talk of growing aspirations (3)
He'll do, if only in part (5)

3. Harry's crafty associates? (7)

The rest, you can do with your
eyes shut (5)
In law, a. court matter (3)
A grinding thing that’s a nuisance to
the French (6)
Bred, fed with oil, and cooked (7)
Help to beat improperly? (4)
Ring in hope, always (4)
Standard rent arrangement for
a person cohabiting (7)
Jaw about music or a composer (6)
Barnet, ina manner of speaking (3)
Poet with a hotel at Rome,
possibly? (6)
Weakened and died out! (7)
One of the most hungry birds (5)
Ithas its sandy side (3)
Area for reversing a car during
arace (5)
It's sweet to get a couple of letters
(from Floss?) (5)
Makes for an even chance (5)

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2

Make tin go into.a block or mass (5)
Balance with skill as you get going
again (7)

They are described as new cars (4)
Shut up when many are given the
wrong dose (6)

Nobly, they never finish early on

a Sunday (5)

Balancéd up also(5)

A touch podgy? That's rich! (3)

May be a strain even fora

skilled man (7)

Abrief reference to
environmentalism (3)

Hesitation about an article that can
Cause unconsciousness (5)

' Strips off and goes back to sleep (5)

Refer to an extraordinary painter (7)
Keep an eye on a hunter, perhaps (5)
Twigs usefully handled (5)

Reading of a country girl (7)

Not a good sailor (6)

Point to a bit of a chill as a mere
nothing (3)

A female | would have time for (5)
Sit and fish (5)

Willing to provide cash (5)

A document in which to be
emphatic! (4)

A number of Hottentots (3)

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Opening lead — five of clubs.

One annoying situation that peri-
odically confronts a declarer arises
wher he has all the tricks he needs
for the contract and yet is unable to
cash them because of lack of com-
munication between his own hand
and the dummy.

Consider this deal where South
was declarer at three notrump. West
led a club, on which East played the
queen, and there was poor South,
looking at nine tricks — and no legit-

NM TAAL || ATTEN TTT

Imaginative Play

NU ost 4M Nee

DESTINIES ARE

(jaa

imate way to collect them.

One possibility was to win the
club lead, cash dummy’s A-K of dia-
monds and. then play a spade or a

heart and hope the opponents would

be kind enough to put him back in his
hand with a second club. That would
allow him ‘to collect his ‘remaining
diamonds and so score nine tricks.
However, South realized that this
line of play would probably not suc-
ceed. There was too much chance

that, once he telegraphed his inten- —

tions by cashing the A-K of did-
monds, the opponents would recog-
nize his communications problem
and arrange to keep him out of his
hand. i :

So South hit upon’a better scheme
than that to steal the hand. Instead of

* taking the first club, he let East’s

queen of clubs hold the first trick!

Without giving the matter much
thought, East returned ‘a ‘club, and
that was the end of that. South ‘took
the A-K, discarding the A-K of dia-
monds from dummy, and then:cashed
six diamonds and the ace‘of hearts to
finish with a neat nine tricks.

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through the ruse and not returned a
club, but this does not diminish the
beauty of declarer’s imaginative
play. He was certainly entitled ‘to ‘his
victory. ; Pah Re

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_ TUESDAY,
NOV.20

| ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

‘It’s best if you take the straight and
‘narrow path this week, Aries. But you
‘find that it’s not so easy with tempta-
‘tion at every tum: Keep your wits
| about you and stay focused.

| TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21
Are you tired of being described as
stubborn, Taurus? Well, then change
your tune a bit. When plans present
themselves this week, listen with an
open mind.

‘}GEMINI — May 22/Jun 21
You’ve been making excuses to a
loved one and this person is on to
you. What are you hiding from?
Think about reassessing your plan of
action. Others will be glad you did.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
You've reached a roadblock and
{don’t know how to find a detour.
Rely on close friends to help you
‘Pout. You could be in a financial bind
for a\while. Be frugal.

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23

Now is not the time to be the center
of attention, -Leo. Give others a
| chance to shine, particularly at work.
Take an opportunity to slip into the
Shadows. You just might like it there.
VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22 -

4 You're getting pulled in all direc-
(j ‘tions again, Virgo. It seems you're
| always in demand. Find a hidden
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}-soon. You can use 'the rest.



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4 Anew romance has you seeing stars.
| Count yourself as one of the lucky
} few who meet Mister or Miss Right.
| These'days, love isn’t always easy to
come by.

| SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
‘Biginews changes your focus on the
j future. New priorities are set and
things you once thought were impor-
‘tant'take a back seat. Keep this news
}-a secret fora little longer.
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_ 4 No ‘one likes a ‘tattle tale, and
‘fthat’s just what you've been,
Sagittarius. Ratting out others
‘fpwon*t get you ahead — it will
only make enemies.
if CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone close is going to need
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‘You'll have all the answers this per-

son needs and feel rewarded by
‘offering assistance.

{AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18
Expect good news late in the week.
‘A loved one has a delicious surprise
in store for you. Others look on with
envy as you enjoy your just desserts,
}so'share your wealth.

| PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20

‘} Youare about to make a statement in
‘the world. It doesn’t have to be a
major-event but will impart grea
change. Thursday is a power day.

CHESS by Leonard Barden



R Factor-v Hoey,
instantchess.com 2007, Most
internet chess takes place at
high speed, with anything from
five minutes down'to one
minute for each player to
complete all'the moves. Of
course it can'be freneticand
blunder-prone, but‘ many people
who have rarely tried blitz over
the board find they can develop
the fast reactions and tactical
awareness needed to beat both
the clock and'the opponent.
Also, web games are ideal when
you have just a few minutes
available in the middle of office
hours and can utilise a fast
broadband connection. One of
the ways to improve, especially
at one-minute bullet chess, is to
ensure you have a fast optical
mouse and can ‘co-ordinate your
wrist and finger action. In



today's position Black's next turn
could have been defended if White
had been in a rational mood, but
-as often happens in internet play
he'those'the most obvious
response and was quickly beaten.
With these clues, can you work out
what happened?

LEONARD BARDEN

Noise (3)
Completes (5)
Navigation aid (5)
Yell (5)

4 solutions
ACROSS: 9, 10, Exonerate 12, Onus 13, Inters
14, Outcast 15, Nerveless 17, a 18, Yammers 19,
Caress 20, Kill 23 des en pan 26, Nos

97, Cancan 29, We } ve 34, Telescope 35,
36, Ousted 37, Otto | Amusing 36, Editor 37, Omen 38, Essential

Out-gongs 39, E i
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arcu vay Us stone 22, | Heptathlon 11, Adage 16, Emerge 19, Cos 21
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, Projects 30, D-ormo-use 31, Usurars 33, ji , , , '
Rated 34, Less-on 4

Patient 33, Clubs 34, Toilet.

fertile patch (5)
Informs (5)

Of the kidneys (5)
Bill of fare (4)
Can (3)



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Bb2 resists) NI3*3 Kh. Qh3 and mates.

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Police yet to determine
motives in killings of
Dr Thaddeus McDonald
and Harl Taylor

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

POLICE have no “prime sus-
pects” and have not yet deter-

‘mined any motives in the mur-

ders of Dr Thaddeus McDonald

and Harl Taylor, Chief Supt

Hulan Hanna said yesterday.
Police reportedly were ques-

_ tioning several persons in con-

nection with the murders, but said
that it is still unclear if the two
high-profile murders are con-
nected in any way.

Mr Hanna could only say yes-
terday that investigations are con-
tinuing and that-police are still in
the process. of putting all the
pieces together.

“We don’t want to pre-empt
anything that we will uncover lat-
er,” he said.

While police yesterday contin-
ued to be tight-lipped, specula-

tion about the motive behind the
two brutal slayings was rife on
the streets and on the campus of
the College of the Bahamas.

Despite COB president Janyne
Hodder’s warning.to the college
community not to engage in spec-
ulation about the murder of Dr
McDonald, both faculty members
and students yesterday told The
Tribune that they believe that the
murders are connected and that
they are the result of a “love tri-
angle gone wrong.”

Dr McDonald, 59, Dean of the
Faculty of Social and Education-
al Studies, and well-known
designer Harl Taylor, 37, were
both found dead in their homes
within two days of each other.

The homes of both murder vic-
tims are located less than a quar-
ter mile from each other.

Harl-Taylor — a close family

SEE page 10

Sir Burton Hall highlights popular
misconceptions regarding judiciary

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



A NUMBER of popular misconceptions regarding the role of the
judiciary that are frequently publicised through the media were high-
lighted yesterday by head of the Bahamian judiciary, Sir Burton Hall.

Speaking at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s annual crime
prevention seminar held at the Police Conference Centre at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force headquarters yesterday, Sir Burton expounded
on the judiciary’s role to an audience of police officers, business persons
and the media. He also explained the powers and role of the judiciary
in the fight against crime and corruption. rf

SEE page 10





6

COB staff in mourning

Dr Thaddeus McDonald.

MEMBERS OF COB staff could not hold back the tears yesterday as they remembered the late



Inquest into the death of

Daniel Smith gets underway

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

MORE than a year since the
death of 20-year-old Daniel
Smith, the inquest into his death
finally got underway yesterday
with six witnesses being called
to give evidence in the Coroner’s
Court.

‘The first witness, Inspector
Albury St Louis, who is.attached
to the Criminal Records Office,
told the court that while on duty
on September 11 he received
information that a deceased cau-

- casian male was at the morgue

of the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal. Inspector St Louis told the
court that he and other officers
went to the morgue where they

met Dr Raju who showed them
the body of a male identified as
Daniel Wayne Smith.

Smith, according to Inspector
St Louis, was wearing a brown
T-shirt with a white T-shirt
underneath and blue underwear
at the time. Inspector St Louis
said that pictures were taken of

Smith. He told the court that the °

following day he and a team of
officers returned to the morgue
where they again met Dr Raju
who directed them to Smith’s
body, although on that occasion
Smith’s body was unclothed,
lying on a trolley. Inspector St
Louis told the court that the

SEE page 10

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furders: ‘no prime suspects

PLP Senate

challenge
date delayed

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE likely date of a resolution
to the PLP’s legal challenge over

? ’ the senate.appointments was

delayed even further yesterday
in’ the Supreme Court after
lawyers disagreed over how soon
the court could make a decision
about what will be included as
evidence in the case.

At the close of the afternoon
session a December 20 date was
set by Chief Justice Sir Burton
Hall to hear the arguments for
and against a striking out appli-
cation filed by the lawyers for
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

That application is calling for
the removal of certain paragraphs
of the affidavits filed and the
attached exhibits, including parts
of the written correspondence
between opposition leader Perry
Christie and Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in relation to
the senate appointments.

This would mean that these
elements would no longer be per-
missible as evidence in the chal-
lenge.

Counsel for Mr Ingraham,

S Loren Klein, indicated in court

VDE

SEE page 10.

Former Gaming
Board casino
inspector facing
drugs charges
in the US

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
and CHESTER ROBARDS

TERON Fowler, a former
Gaming Board casino inspector,
has been arrested in the United
States and charged with importing
and attempting to distribute over
five kilograms of cocaine.

If convicted, Fowler, also
known as “Limey”, could face a
maximum penalty of 10 years to
life imprisonment; a $4 million
fine, and/or a sentence of five
years to life under supervised
release.

Court minutes from US Mag-
istrate Judge Robin S Rosenbaum
in Fort Lauderdale stated that
Fowler had no defence counsel
present at his hearing on Friday,
November 16. At that time, he
stated that his family is attempt-
ing to hire Patricia Cassells. The
matter was postponed to Mon-

day.
SEE page 10





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Man, 30, charged with murdering brother

Defendant remanded to Fox Hill Prison until November 28.

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

THIRTY-year-old Quinton
Reckley was charged yesterday
with the murder of his brother

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of your :

Arlington Russell and remand-
ed to Her Majesty’s Fox Hill
Prison until his trial date.

Reckley, a resident of num-

ber 265 Nigeria Drive, Flamin-
go Gardens was led before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez

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of murder was read. He was not
required to enteraplea. |

Before Chief Magistrate
Gomez remanded Reckley, his
attorney Gregory Hilton argued
that his client was epileptic, and
requires a regimen of daily
medication.

Hilton said that Reckley,
while in police custody since his
arrest, has had to be taken to
hospital because of his condir
tion.

With this in mind, Hilton
argued that special considera- ‘|
tion should be given to Reckley
by the prison authorities in
terms of medical treatment.

Chief Magistrate Gomez
ruled that Reckley be remanded
to Her Majesty’s Fox. Hill
Prison until November 28 when
the matter will be heard in court
number 10 on Nassau Street.

The Chief Magistrate said
that the court would make spe-
cial note on the docket of his
need for proper medical atten-
tion.

The prosecuting officer was ,
Inspector Don Bannister.



PT: a eMC Reckley at court yesterday.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE: Gr ind Bahama Power Company

Workers set to
as talks remain

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK, |
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

|

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama|Power Com-
pany workers are expected to res ime industrial
action on Tuesday as they say no substantial
progress has. been made between the union and
management.

This is despite intervention and] mediation by
Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes
ago, according to a union official. |

Pedro Edwards, president of the Bahamas
Industrial Engineers, Managers and Supervisory
Union (BIEMSU), reported that not much has
been achieved in the last three weeks to bring
some relief for workers at the company.

“Time spent in meetings in the | st three weeks
was not as progressive as we would have hoped,”

he told The Tribune on Monday. |

“We believe the matter is going too slow and
we believe that management are trying to drag
this situation into the holiday season when people
are looking forward to some money for the
Christmas in hopes of forcing the union to sign an
agreement that does not include the buy-out set-
tlement we are seeking for the MGRKers, ” said
Mr Edwards.

Mr Edwards said that BIEMSU ‘and CEWU
will start picketing around noon: v Tuesday in
downtown Freeport.

The two unions represent mode than a 100
workers at the company, which is presently under
the management of new owners, Maribeni of

_ Japan.

Mirant, the former owners, sold ith shares in the
company to Maribeni in the midst of protracted
labour unrest with the union over a new industrial
agreement. rs

None of the parties could agree or settle on a
new agreement and negotiations were stalled
over the past two years. | by

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everal weeks .

resume protest
deadlocked

“We would have liked
for this to end before _
Christmas, but after three
weeks nothing fruitful
has come about.”





Pedro Edwards,
president of BIEMSU

However, following the change in ownership
the union’s priority has now shifted to seeking a
buy-out settlement with management.

- After some six weeks of demonstrations, Min-
ister of State Dion Foulkes travelled to Grand
.Bahama to. meet with the union and manage-
ment to begin talks of conciliation to try and
bring resolution to the issue.

After two days of meetings, Mr Foulkes said he

- felt that the meetings were heading in the right
direction in that the parties were again at the
table working to resolve their issues.

The unions had suspended demonstrations to
allow for the mediation, which Mr Edwards feels
has proved fruitless.

“We would have liked for this to end before

Christmas, but after three weeks nothing fruitful
has come about.
' “They want the union to sign another (labour)
agreement which is only part of what we want.
Some workers want out of their contract and
they want to leave and go about their merry way
and our main objective is getting a buy-out set-
tlement.

“They (management) don’t want.to do that
and so we think that we will have to resort back to
demonstrating again. We see industrial action as

the way forward,” he said.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007, PAGE 3



© In brief



Christmastide
to be held on
November 30

IT HAS been announced
that Christmastide 2007 will be
held on Friday, November 30.

The event, which the organ-
isers describe as “a magical
evening experience”, will take
place at St Andrew’s Presby-
terian Kirk beginning at 7pm.

It will feature a concert of
singers and a string ensemble.

There will be a buffet recep-
tion with wine and hors d’oeu-
vres, as well as a silent auction.

Organisers said tickets can
be delivered to anyone who
contacts the Counselling Cen-
tre or the Unity Centre of
Light. .

Commission
recommends tough
greenhouse gas °
cuts for Florida

@ ORLANDO, Fla.

DESPITE objection from
utility and business interests,
the Florida Energy Commis-
sion on Monday pushed for-
ward a plan slashing green-
house gas emissions by 2050,
according to Associated Press.

It was‘a slightly watered
down version of the same plan
Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled in
July.

The recommendation to the
Legislature requires polluters
to reduce emissions to 2000 ley-
els by 2020, to 1990 levels by
2030 and to 80 percent of 1990
levels by 2050. Crist’s plan
would have allowed three few-
er years to meet the first goal
and five fewer years to achieve
1990 levels.

“We acknowledge there’s cli-
mate change, we acknowledge
there’s some human compo-
nent to it, and we set targets
through this recommendation,”
commissioner Todd Sack said.

The vote came after a con-
sultant hired by the Florida
Chamber of Commerce said
Crist’s recommendations would
devastate the economy. Anne
Smith, with Washington D.C.-
based CRA International, said
Florida would lose 707,710 jobs

in thé ‘iext 43 years and billions - :

in production under Crist’s
order.

Smith said it would push util-
ities immediately off coal and
onto natural gas, a marginal
pollution improvement that
would significantly elevate gas
prices. The state doesn’t have
the capacity to produce renew-
able energy, Smith said,
because it’s too cloudy and
Florida doesn’t get sustained
wind.

“Tf you’re worried about the

. price of fossil fuels now, they’re

going to be even worse,” Smith
said.

Mike Sole, Secretary of the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, blasted
the report. Sole said it drasti-
cally inflated carbon costs,
undervalued Florida’s solar
power and biomass capacity
and failed to account for future
market hikes in fossil fuel costs.

“There seems to be some-

what:a bias in the analysis,” i

Sole said. :

To alleviate utility company
concerns, the commission made
sure the caps would be revisit-
ed in 2013.

Florida ranks third in the
country in energy consumption,
and contributes an estimated
.6 percent of the world’s green-

house gas emissions. Critics’

said the plan wouldn’t help
unless the rest of the country —
and world — also reduced pol-
lution.



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

THE Department. of Immigra-
tion deported a Jamaican who
reportedly possessed two voters
cards and was under active inves-
tigation by police for allegedly
voting in the Pinewood con-
stituency.

Deputy Director of Immigra-
tion Lambert Campbell took the
witness stand yesterday for the
first time, giving testimony on
Jamaican Manani Taylor, before
the election court. Taylor’s vote is
being challenged by the PLP,
however, he was deported on
August 31 this year by immigra-
tion, according to Mr Campbell.

Under questioning by PLP lead
counsel Philip “Brave” Davis, Mr
Campbell referred to the immi-
gration file on Taylor and told
the court he was given a permit to
reside in the Bahamas on Sep-
tember 3, 1996.

Taylor was subsequently placed
in the Detention Centre some
years later and released in 2001.
Mr Campbell said that a release
order exists on file for Taylor dat-
ed February 19, 2001. This docu-
ment authorized his release, Mr
Campbell said, in order to regu-
larize his status in the Bahamas.

However, according to a report
by a Steven Deveaux on the file

Police maintain ‘they have a lid on crime’

‘ @ By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

AS THE nation struggles to
come to grips with the rise in vio-
lent crimes and the unprecedent-
ed number of homicides for the
year, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force maintains they “have a lid
on crime” and that calming the
burgeoning fear of crime is a new
focus for the RBPF.

This statement was made by
Chief Superintendent John Fer-
guson at the annual crime pre-
vention seminar organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
with the RBPF and Crime Stop-
pers. It was held at the Police
Conference Centre at RBPF
headquarters yesterday.

Chief Superintendent Fergu-
son contended that in the face of
the apparent surge in violent
crimes and murders, tackling the
“fear of crime” was the serious
problem for the police force.

Fear

“The fear of crime, more than
crime itself, is creating panic in
‘the Bahamian community,” Chief
Superintendent Ferguson noted.
This fear of violent crimes and
murder is causing unrest in The
Bahamas and needs to be con-
trolled, he said.

Increasing police visibility in
patrol cars and on the streets,
expanding the neighbourhood
policing programme and holding
town meetings throughout the
country are just Some of the ways
the RBPF hopes to alleviate the
fear of crime in the coming
weeks, Mr Ferguson explained.

Police officers will also under-

_ go further training in public rela-

tions to prepare them for inter-
acting with the community more
effectively.

These sentiments were echoed
by Assistant Commissioner of
Police for New Providence Mar-
vin Dames during an interview
with The Tribune at the seminar.

He reasoned that while casting
blame was not the solution, every
concerned citizen must bear a
share of community responsibili-



el ey.N a TAI

Immigration official
testifies in election court



dated June Ist this year, Mr
Campbell said that Taylor was

‘again apprehended during a Qui-

et Storm Operation — by immi-
gration and police — and placed in
the Detention Centre.

At the time of the apprehen-
sion, Mr Campbell told the court
that Taylor was reportedly found
with a Bahamian voters card he
acknowledged as his, and at the
time he reportedly declared his
status as that of a Bahamian. The
card’s number was 088589,
according to the file. _

When asked by Mr Davis what
happened to the card, Mr Camp-
bell testified that it was handed
over to Assistant Commissioner
of Police Christopher McCoy on
June 11th this year to investigate
how Taylor secured the docu-
ment,

At this point, Mr Davis read
from the immigration file a com-
ment discussing potential charges
being placed against Taylor for
being in possession of two voters
cards. In response to this, Mr
Campbell said that he is unaware
of what became of the second
card.

ty in order to bring about effec-
tive crime prevention.

“Of course we have a handle
on (the rising crime rate).

“Crime is not solely a police
problem and I think that’s where
we're missing the mark.

“Crime is a community respon-
sibility, it’s a community problem

and if you just isolate one partic-’

ular group and say ‘well it is your
problem’ then I believe
firmly that you’re missing the
mark.”

The RBPF’s neighbourhood
policing initiative is just one
approach to attacking the surge in
crime rates by creating partner-
ships with the relevant stake-
holders and focusing collectively
on..addressing social ills,
Assistant Commissioner Dames
added.

In her remarks at the seminar,
Minister of State for Immigration
Elma Campbell noted the “seri-
ous implications” of the current
crime rate on the future of the
Bahamas.

She said it was time for positive
and decisive action.

The seminar could not have
been held at a more opportune

time — as the RBPF classified -

five deaths that took place
over the last four days as. mur-
ders.

The most recent killing was
recorded on Sunday after the
body of fashion designer Harl
Taylor was found in his West Hill
Street home:

On Friday, Thaddeus McDon-
ald, a professor at the College of
the Bahamas, was also found
beaten to death at his home on
Queen Street.




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Mr Davis further referred to
the file where it is noted that the
director of immigration was
advised that Taylor was facing
criminal charges regarding the
possession of these cards, to
which Mr Campbell responded

that no charges were filed against

Taylor.

Mr Davis then asked him ife
inquiries were made by his
department to determine if
charges were to be filed against
Taylor.

FNM lead counsel Michael

’ Barnett then objected to the rel-

evance of this line of questioning
in relation to the court proceed-
ings.

Senior Justice Anita Allen
asked Mr Davis if he wanted a
ruling on the issue of relevance.
However, Mr Davis said that he
will let the record remain that Mr
Campbell said no charges were '
filed against Taylor.

Both Mr Barnett and Dawn
Lewis, who is counsel represent-
ing Returning Officer for the
Pinewood constituency Herbert
Brown, both declared after Mr
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right to vote in the election.
Yesterday Mr Campbell also
apologized to the court for stating
last week that no documents on
Taylor existed in the immigration
department. The following day

he produced the requested docu-
ments after Mr Davis had protest-

ed their non appearance. Mr
Campbell blamed the incident on
a clerical error.

Nelly Walkes, senior assistant
secretary at Customs, also testi-
fied yesterday on the residential
status of Customs employee War-
rick Moss, who is a voter in ques-
tion.

According to files in the
department, Mr Moss was trans-
ferred to work in Governor’s
Harbour with effect from Novem-
ber 7, 2005. Ms Walkes said that
to her knowledge he is still there,
and if he was not, there would be
such a notation on his file. There
is no note of any subsequent
moves on the file it was revealed
after further questions by Mr
Davis.

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Channelling Dick Cheney

I HAVE NO IDEA who is going to win
the Democratic presidential nomination, but
lately I’ve been wondering whether, if it is
Barack Obama, he might want to consider
keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice presi-
dent.

No, I personally am not a Dick Cheney
fan, and I know it is absurd to even suggest,
but now that I have your attention, here’s
what’s on my mind: After Iraq and Pakistan,
the most vexing foreign policy issue that will
face the next president will be how to handle
Iran. There is a Cold War in the Middle East
today between America and Iran, and until
and unless it gets resolved, I see Iran using its
proxies, its chess pieces — Hamas, Hezbollah,
Syria and the Shiite militias in Iraq — to
stymie America and its allies across the
region.

And that brings me back to the Obama-
Cheney ticket: When it comes to how best to
deal with Iran, each has half.a policy — but if
you actually put them together, they’d add up
to an ideal U.S. strategy for Iran. Dare I say,
they complete each other.

Cheney is the hawk-eating hawk, who reg-
ularly swoops down and declares that the
USS. will not permit Iran to develop a nuclear
weapon. Trust me, the Iranians take his
threats seriously. But Cheney’s Dr.
Strangelove imitation is totally wasted with
President Bush and Secretary of State Condi
Rice. Because the president and secretary of

.State have never been able to make up their, _

“minds as'to-what U.S. policy toward Iran
should be to bring about'régime change or
“@ change of behaviour — it’s impossible to
have any effective diplomacy.

If she were taking advantage of Cheney’s
madness, Rice would be going to Tehran and
saying to the Iranians: “Look, I’m ready to
cut a deal with you guys, but I have to tell
you, back home, I’ve got Cheney on my back
and he is truly craaaaazzzzy. You guys don’t
know the half of it. He thinks waterboarding
is what you do with your grandchildren at
the pool on Sunday. I’m not sure how much
longer I can restrain him. So maybe we
should have a serious nuke talk, and, if it
goes well, we’ll back off regime change.”

Instead, we just have Cheney being
Cheney, but the Bush team neither carrying
out his threats nor leveraging them to drive
meaningful diplomacy with Tehran. There’s
no good cop, it’s just a bad cop/bad cop rou-
tine — a big reason our Iran policy has’ been
a failure. It has not stopped the Iranian
nuclear programme or changed the regime.

“For coercive diplomacy to work you need
to be able to threaten what the regime values
most — its own survival,” said the Woodrow
Wilson Centre’s Robert Litwak, author of
the book “Regime Change.” “But for coer-
cive diplomacy to work, you also need to be
ready to take yes for an answer.”

Obama, by contrast, has “yes” down pat.
As he said on “Meet the Press” last week: “I
would meet directly with the leadership in
Iran. I believe that we have not exhausted the
diplomatic efforts that could be required to
resolve some of these problems — them
developing nuclear weapons, them supporting
terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and
Hamas.”

I think a President Obama offering to go to
Tehran would have a huge impact on that

country and create lots of internal debate,.

especially if we made clear that America
would be satisfied with a verifiable change of
Iranian behaviour.

But Obama’s stress on engaging Iran, while
a useful antidote to the Bush boycott policy,
is not sufficient. Obama evinces little feel for
generating the leverage you’d need to make
such diplomacy work. When negotiating with
murderous regimes like Iran’s or Syria’s, you
want Tony Soprano by your side, not Big
Bird. Obama’s gift for outreach would be so
much more effective with a Dick Cheney
standing over his right shoulder, quietly
pounding a baseball bat into his palm.
ee -would.also be more effective if he
not only-stressed how much further he was

re@dyi to go than the Bush team to engage
Iran, but also how much further he would
be ready to go in bringing meaningful lever-
age on Iran — by, say, opting for a gasoline
tax that would help bring down the price of
oil, or by abandoning the anti-Russia policies
of the Bush team and trying to enlist Vladimir
Putin, or China and India, on our side to
bring real pressure on Tehran.

In sum, Obama’s instinct is right — but he
needs to dial down his inner Jimmy Carter a
bit when it comes to talking to Iran, and dial
up a bit more inner Dick Cheney. If Democ-
rats want to win this election, they have to get
these two in balance — they have to learn
how to criticize the Bush record from the
right and the left, to show they can be better
at engagement and coercion. Successful diplo-

macy requires both. Americans will want to -

know that Democrats can do both. My. guess
is that many still aren’t sure.

(This article was written by Thomas L. Frid-
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THE TRIBUNE

Opposition
is pursuing
own agenda

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS A result of the recent
actions by Her Majesty’s Loyal
Opposition in the House of
Assembly I am convinced that
PLP Members of Parliament
have abandoned all logic, all
good sense and are determined
to abdicate their responsibili-
ties as an Opposition in pur-
suit of their own selfish inter-
est.

Never before have I seen an
Opposition who is so spiteful,
so vindictive and so determined
to carry out its agenda, not in
the interest of the Bahamians
who elected them, but in thei r
own personal interests.

Proof of this was demon-
strated in the fact that many of
the PLP Members of Parlia-
ment used the opportunity of
the no confidence motion to
launch personal attacks on the
characters of the Speaker and
the Prime Minister.

This was also evident in the
fact that some Opposition
Members who spoke on the
motion stated that although
they may not be successful in
their bid to have the motion
passed, they would find com-
fort in the fact that the Speak-
er’s name and reputation
would be damaged by their
actions.

Can you imagine a Member
of the House of Assembly stat-
ing proudly that he sees noth-
ing wrong in destroying the
name and reputation of anoth-
er Member by any means nec-
essary?

That cannot be right and yet
the Opposition PLP would
have us believe that it is.

Today we have a Leader of
the Opposition who touts him-
self, at every opportunity, as
being very democratic and yet
the minute that he does not get
his way he and his PLP col-
leagues pout, rant, rave and
bang on their desks like unruly
school children proving that
they are everything but democ-
rats.

Could it be that the premise
of the no confidence motion
was based on the fact that the
Opposition realises that in
Alvin Smith they now have a
Speaker who is not prepared
to bend to their whims and fan-
cies, and who is instead focused
on ensuring that the people’s
business actually gets done?
Could it be that they moved
this motion because they know
quite well that in Alvin Smith
they have a Speaker, with
backbone, who is prepared to

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be fair in his rulings whether
they be in favour or against
government or opposition
members? -

Could it be that they have
convinced themselves to move
this motion, against the Speak-
er, because they realise that as
long as he is in the Chair every
member will be treated as
equal and the Leader of the
Opposition will not be allowed
to speak whenever he wants or
be entitled to any other special
privileges?

Or are they so resolved in
their position to remove the
Speaker because they have

determined that as long as he is
in the Chair the business of the
House of Assembly will not be
stifled by their actions and will
proceed with or without their
participation?

Yes, Mr Christie, yes Dr
Nottage, Bahamians are watch-
ing and if you listen carefully to
their voices, instead of to your
own rhetoric and the propa-
ganda of your colleagues, you
will hear loud and clear that
they do not approve of the way
that you and your party have
governed yourselves since

being democratically voted out.

of office on May 2, 2007.
Like they say if you don’t
hear then be prepared to feel.

M A C SMITH
Nassau,
November, 2007.

We have a bunch of ‘cry
babies’ in Parliament

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM a 10th grade student at Aquinas College, who recently
tuned in to the parliamentary channel to see the up raw and

obstreperous behaviour shown by our so-called “leaders”! To this
extent, I write this letter because this country has a bunch of “cry
babies” in Parliament. I may not be eligible to vote, but I support

the PLP, however the actions shown by Mr Christie-leader of the
opposition and the former MP for Pinewood Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son should not be allowed or tolerated!

It is time for the nation’s leaders to get their acts together
because it is no longer about PLP or FNM; this country is in seri-
ous danger! The People have spoken and chosen who they wanted

to lead them, move on!

A few days ago Prime Minister Ingraham shouted across the floor
and blatantly disrespected the leader of the Opposition and his par-
ty calling them “wutless”, by the PM doing such a thing Mr Christie
took it upon himself to create a bill of “No confidence” in the
Speaker of the House of Assembly— such petty behaviour, Mr

Christie.

The real purpose of this bill, forwarded by Mr Christie, swasto-get- 4

an innocent man out of the “spotlight”.
Ever since the May 2nd election some of the PLP MPs have dis-

_agreed with everything or every word that fell from the lips of

the PM or his Cabinet. Again I say the people have made their ae

sion, move on!

The MPS who represent the Bahamian people need to get it
together because as far as I am concerned both parties are “wut-

”Y

less”!

Our leaders spend too much time focusing on how big the
nation’s “bank account”, while we have prisoners convicted and
some not convicted awaiting sentencing, persons running about the
streets killing one another, while the Bahamian people work their
butts off and pay taxes to keep those felons’ “backsides warm” (the

devil is a liar).

The nation’s leaders need to come together and say: “Listen here,
when it comes to the Bahamian people and this land we should have

one common goal”

We should not be throwing punches back and forth at each oth-
er when we speak, because there should be one common goal and
this goal should be to represent the Bahamian people and the
Bahamas to the best of our abilities.

SHELBY McPHEE
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November 15, 2007.

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Police confirm
hody is that of
missing man

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

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police has con-
firmed that the decom-
posed body discovered last
week in Lucaya has been
positively identified as
that of 45-year-old Ken-
neth Lightbourne of South
Bahamia:

Assistant Supt Loretta
Mackey said police are
continuing their investiga-
tions into Lightbourne’s
murder — the ninth homi-
cide for the year on Grand
Bahama.

“We wish to renew our
appeal to the public to call
the police at 350-3107 or
911 with any information
that would assist in bring-
ing closure to this matter,”
she said.

Police discovered a bad-
ly decomiposed body on
Thursday around 3.45pm
in bushes off Caravel
Road. However, they

- could determine whether
the body was that of a man
or woman at the time.

Lightbourne had been
missing since November
10. His Mitsubishi Eclipse
car was found at RND cin-
ema.

Ms Mackey said that
investigations are also
continuing into the mur-
der of businessman Gif-
ford Martin Jr.

Martin was found shot
to death at Xtreme Auto
and Supplies on Yellow
Pine Street on Friday.

His death is the 10th
homicide for the year on
Grand Bahama.

Chavez and
Ahmadinejad .
promise to a
against the US

@ TEHRAN, Iran

THE presidents of
Venezuela and Iran boasted
Monday that they will defeat
U.S. imperialism together, say-
ing the fall of the dollar is a pre-
lude to the end of Washington’s
global dominance, according to
Associated Press.

Hugo Chavez’s visit to Mah-
moud Ahmadinejad in Tehran
followed a failed weekend
attempt by the firebrand duo
to push the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting States
away from trading in the slump-
ing greenback.

Their proposal at an OPEC
summit was overruled by other
cartel members led by Saudi
Arabia, a strong U.S. ally. But
the cartel agreed to have OPEC
finance ministers discuss the
idea, and the two allies’ move
showed their potential for stir-
ring up problems for the U.S.

The alliance between Chavez
and Ahmadinejad has blos-
somed with several exchanged
visits — Monday’s was Chavez’s
fourth time in Tehran in two
years — a string of technical
agreements and a torrent of
rhetoric presenting their two
countries as an example of how
smaller nations can stand up to
the superpower.

“Here are two brother coun-
tries, united like a single fist,”
Chavez said upon his arrival in
Tehran, according to Venezue-
la’s state-run Bolivarian News
Agency.

“God willing, with the fall of
the dollar, the deviant U.S.
imperialism will fall as soon as
possible, too,” Chavez said after
a two-hour closed meeting with
Ahmadinejad, the Iranian state
news agency IRNA reported.

As the dollar weakens, oil
prices have soared toward $100
a barrel. Chavez said over the
_ weekend at the OPEC meeting

in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that
prices would more than double
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Youth Service is no

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

FREEPORT. -—- . Grand

Bahama Human Rights activist

Joseph Darville does not believe
that the implementation of a

“military type” National Youth
Service is the answer to resoly-
ing the social problems and
criminal behaviour that.is plagy-
ing the Bahamas.

“While I am not opposed to
national youth service, I do not
support the proposed military
type version of it,” he said yes-
terday.

Mr Darville said he believes
that young people in the
Bahamas should contribute ser-
vice to the development of the
nation, but not in the form that
was originally proposed in 1989.

He said that the proposed
National Youth Service Bill that
was introduced in 1989 by for-
mer prime minister Sir Lynden
Pindling would have created
“chaos and disruption” in the
Bahamas.

However, the country is now
grappling with a rising crime
rate which is the fourth highest
in the Caribbean, and a per
capita incarceration rate which
is 11th highest in the world.
Many blame the lack of disci-
pline among young Bahamians
for this situation.

Freeport businessman Frank
Penn has called for the immedi-
ate implementation of a nation-
al youth service “to instill disci-
pline in young people and give
them a Sense of purpose.”

He believes that motivational
speaker Dr Myles Munroe or
someone of his calibre would be
the ideal person to act as lead
consultant and advisor in the
development of such a service.

Mr Darville, a former educa-
tor, was part of a co-ordinated
force that galvanized opposition
to the original national youth
service bill in 1989.

He pointed out that the bill
was too “military” and empha-
sised servitude rather than real
service for the development of
the country.

The proposed national youth
service bill required all Bahami-

.an, mensand women, between.the

ages of 18;and,35 to.serve in,a
military organisation for three
years.

There were penal sanctions in
the Bill ranging from fines of
$500 to imprisonment of one
year for offences, including not
serving when enlisted.

Mr Darville said the original
bill was an almost verbatim ver-
sion of a bill that had been put
in operation in Guyana which
had created “total confusion” in
that country.

“It had nothing to do with
national service, it had to do
with actually servitude. Nation-
al Youth Service in Guyana
made every single citizen in that



“While I am not opposed to.

‘national youth service, I do not

support the proposed military
type version of it.”



Grand Bahama Human Rights activist

country subjective to the goy-
ernment because they were basi-
cally seen as civil servants and
they were dictated to and their
rights were not respected,” he
said,

“Because of nature of it.. .
our intention was to kill the Bill
which we effectively:did. We
were actually absolutely horri-

FREEPORT BUSINESSMAN
Frank Penn has called for the
immediate implementation of a
national youth service.

fied that such a Bill would be
proposed and put into opera-
tion in a place like the
Bahamas,” he said.

“And in hindsight we
absolutely did what was correct.
There were problems associated
with youth at that particular
time as there are many prob-
lems associated with them
today.

“We are suffering as gure" :
and young people today due to_

our own negligence; we have not
prepared the basis for proper
development of our young peo-
ple.”

Mr Darville said that the
country must start working with
children as young as nine years
old. Beyond that is too late, he
said.

He said beginning with indi-
viduals at age 18 would disrupt
the normal running of the
nation and cause chaos.

Mr Darville said that the
country has to make certain that
every single graduate coming
out of high school has direction.

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Joseph Darville

“That is the problem in the
country today — we set them up
after high school to commit
crime. We put thousands of
young people out there without
any direction at age 16 and 17
and expect them to fend for
themselves. ‘That is ludicrous,
reprehensible, and unethical and
we cannot do that any longer,”
he said.

In special screening on
national youth service Friday
evening at the Simpson C Penn
Theatre, Dr Rev Emmette Weir
stated that a scheme in which
every young person gives at
least two years of service would
result in a tremendous reduc-

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this particular time in our histo-
ry it is an idea whose time has

~ come.

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under the leadership of Sir Lyn-
den had received a lot of resis-
tance, but today as we look at
the problems we are facing in
our nation economically, social-
ly, and politically, perhaps we
need to re-examine that ques-
tion of national youth service,”
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DISTRICT superintendent of Education Harcourt Davis (centre) and,
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Works and Transport Earl Deveaux, Police Superintendent Nelson Borrows
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whole everything went very
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‘The three hour town meet-
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“When it comes to rentals we pay
too much. We pay about $25,000
per month in rental in Central

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patrons from Ohio, every pri-
mary school in the North-Cen-
tral Andros and the Berry
Islands District now has a func-
tioning library, Mr Davis said.

Teachers continue to upgrade
their skills, he said, and last
week participated in a literacy
seminar in New Providence.

“Andros will not be left
behind,” Mr Davis said. “Once
our teachers remain upgraded
then it will be better for our stu-
dents.

“We are doing our entire best
to improve the reading ability of

our students throughout the dis- ©

trict.”

Andros has been singled out
for pre-school education.
Already pre-schools have been
established in Behring Point,
Fresh Creek, Nicholl’s Town,
Red Bays, Mastic Point and the
Berry Islands, Mr Davis said.

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“We have our students
involved in activities that are
healthy for them and that will
help them to become better cit-
izens when they grow up,” he
said. A key district-wide cam-
paign is the promotion of veg-
etable gardens at all the schools.
Each year a “best garden” com-
petition is staged.

“If we can feed ourselves
then we won’t have to import
everything from abroad,” noted
Mr Davis.

In concert with the Ministry
of Health and the Department
of Environmental Health Ser-
vices, students are rewarded for
keeping their campuses clean
and beautiful.

It was also noted that the ©

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exam at the same time,” he said.
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from one school in the district
to another, they will be familiar
with what is happening in that
sister school.

“This has proven to be a very
successful. Districts in New
Providence tried it last year.
They had a task ‘because it is
not easy to administer.

“But we have been doing it
for over five years. That is one
of the ways that we are leading
as far as examination techniques
are concerned.”

All schools in the district are
being made internet ready,
homework centres are being
established, and students are
now required to wear photo
identifications, he said.

Mr Davis lamented the high
rental costs charged to the dis-
trict each month.

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we pay too much,” he said. “We
pay about $25,000 per month in
rental in Central Andros alone.

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can refurbish and have teach-
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CARICOM
Quasi-Cabinet —

PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham
accepted an invitation
from the CARICOM ©
Bureau of Heads of
Government to lead
the community’s:
new portfolio on
functional co-opera-
tion. :

Mr Ingraham, who is
currently CARICOM’s
lead head on tourism
in the community’s
Quasi-Cabinet, trav-
elled to Bridgetown,
Barbados to take part
in the meeting of the
Bureau of the Confer-
ence of Heads of Gov-
ernment on Friday 16
November 16.

The chairmanship of
the new portfolio is
slated for ratification
during the Conference
of Heads Intercession-
al Meeting which will
be held in Nassau in
March, 2008.

At the meeting in
Barbados, bureau
heads confirmed that a
delegation of CARI-
COM Members of Par-
liament would travel to
Haiti prior to the end
of the year as a part of
events planned to
mark the 200th
anniversary of the
establishment of the
Haitian parliament.

The Bureau received
an update from
Ambassador Richard
Bernal, director-gener-
al of the Regional

Negotiating Machinery -

(RNM) on negotia-
tions toward the con-
clusion of an Econom-
ic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) between
CARICOM States and
the European Union.

Negotiations

Heads took note that
the negotiations were
unlikely to be conclud-
ed by the end of
December as previous-
ly anticipated, though
EPA negotiations are
scheduled to resume |
this month.

Prime Minister
Ingraham said it may
be that like the
Bahamas, most CARI-
COM member states
would prefer to con-
clude a partial agree-
ment this year and*
leave the more com-
plex issue of services
to be resolved in the
New Year.

Bureau Heads
reviewed CARICOM
positions on matters to
be discussed at the
upcoming meeting of
Commonwealth Heads
of Government Meet-
ing (CHOGM) in
Kampala, Uganda 21-
25 November including
development assis-
tance, trade, good gov-
- ernance and climate

change.

Of particular interest
will be the election of
a new Commonwealth
secretary general to
succeed outgoing Sec-
retary General Don
McKinnon.

. Bureau heads also

discussed the impor-
‘tance of representation
of the region at the
upcoming United
Nations Climate
Change Conference to.
be held in Bali,
Indonesia December 3
to December 14, 2007.

Prime Minister
Ingraham assumes the
chairmanship of the
Conference of Heads
of Government in Jan-
uary, 2008.

The other bureau
heads of government
are Owen Arthur,
Prime Minister of Bar-
bados and chairman of
the conference; and
Ralph Gonsalves,
Prime Minister of St
Vincent and the
Grenadines and outgo-
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conference.









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to meeting in a

PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham
has announced that he will attend a CAR-
IOM meeting in Uganda later this month.
. The 2007 Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be
held in Kampala from November 23 to
25.

Mr Ingraham will be accompanied by
Minister of National Security and Immi-
gration Tommy Turnquest, Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Senator Kay Forbes-Smith and
officials from the Office of the Prime
Minister and the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. °

Prior to the Heads of Government
meeting, the Commonwealth Foreign
Ministers will meet November 21 to 22.
Mr Turnquest will lead the Bahamas del-
egation to these meetings.

Also participating at CHOGM this year
are Commonwealth Youth Ambas-
sador/COBUS President Anastarcia
Huyler and Dupuch Law School Student
Tavarrie Smith. ,

Ms Huyler and Mr Smith will repre-
sent the Bahamas at the CHOGM Youth
Forum.

Mr Ingraham and his delegation lest
Nassau yesterday and return on Wednes-

. day, November 28.

During the prime minister’s absence,





Commonwealth Heads of
Government event in Kampala



Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
will act as prime minister and Minister
of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing will
fill Mr Ingraham’s post as Minister of
Finance.

During Mr Turnquest’s absence Sena-
tor Elma Campbell, Minister of State for
Immigration will act as Minister of
National Security.

Under the theme “Transforming soci-
eties to achieve political, economic and
human development’, several major issues
are on the 2007 CHOGM agenda includ-
ing the selection of a new Commonwealth
secretary general.

Heads will elect a successor to the post
currently held by Donald McKinnon of
New Zealand. Mr McKinnon will demit
office on March 31, 2008.

Dr Michael Frendo, Minister of For-
eign Affairs of Malta; Kamalesh Sharma,
High Commissioner of India to the Court
of St James and Dr Mohan Kaul, Direc-
tor-General of the Commonwealth Busi-
ness Council are the three candidates.

Heads are also expected to review

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AWARDED: The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
held a staff awards luncheon on Thursday at Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Pictured seated, from left, are PAHO/World
Health Organisation representative David Taylor, PAHO admin-
istrator Barbara Knowles, Linda Sweeting and Dr Yitades Gebre.
Standing, from left, are Samuel Mcintosh, systems adminis-
trator; Erika Perpall, Vanria Rolle, Cleola Mackey, accountant
Barbara Sweeting, Kendice Burrows, Olga Dames and Lionel





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ment of Social Services.

YOUR CONNECTION*TO THE WORLD

VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: ,

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and
Interconnection and will be responsible for all regulatory and compliance matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for addressing and coordinating activities related to all regulatory matters
with particular reference to legal maters within and on behalf of the Company. This
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Coordinate with the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory on strategies relative
to the Company and its Regulatory requirements.

Ensure the Company’s compliance with the legal and regulatory provisions of its
licenses issued by the PUC, the stipulations of the Sector Policy of the Government
of the Bahamas, the Telecommunications Act of 1999 and all other statutory
legislation related thereto.

Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance
with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC.

Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on legal matters regarding
interconnection.

Provide legal opinions on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and
analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent
activity on BTC’s network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

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‘Attend at and assist with any regulatory matter requiring reference to a court of

competent jurisdiction

Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the
Company oh Bhi
Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects
of regulatory as required by the RUC

Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
‘regulatory matters ;

Inform, educate, and update all relevant Company employees on all regulatory
matters \

Provide periodic update reports and recommendations on changes in the regulatory
environment to the staff

Perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory & Interconnection.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

1.
2

Master’s Degree preferred.

LLB, Member of the Bahamas Bar Association, with five (5) years of practice at
the Bar. :

Prior experience in a regulatory environment would be an asset.

Exposure to the principles of telecommunications is a plus. Strong leadership
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, #21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:

VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY



LOCAL NEWS

MARKING NATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK



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GINNETH THE LESSON: Former Senator Gladys Johnson-Sands addresses the students of Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Dri-
ve, at the morning assembly yesterday to introduce them to the plight of women's suffrage. Her speech was part of the commemoration exercises for Nation-
al Women's Week, 2007. The week will be recognised from November 25 to December 1, 2007, in the Bahamas. Ms Johnson-Sands gave the address on behalf
of the Minister of State for Health and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner and members of the Bureau of Women's Affairs, which fails under the Depart-

FirstCaribbean
International

Bank and union

Sign agreement

FirstCaribbean International Bank and the
Bahamas Financial Services Union have signed a
five year industrial agreement.

The signing follows months of intense negotiy ;
ations. “| : a

“We are delighted to be signing this five yeat—
agreement with the Bahamas Financial Services
Union today. In keeping with our commitment to
be first for employees, the agreement provides a
market-competitive benefit package for our staff,”
said Sharon Brown, managing director First-
Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Lim-
ited. :

Bahamas Financial Services Union president
Theresa Mortimer said, “We are pleased with
the results of the contract negotiations. This is our
second negotiated agreement with FirstCaribbean
and the benefits together with the terms and con-
ditions achieved for our members provides for fair
and equitable arrangements. Our members are
pleased with the results.”

Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd.

Montrose Avenue
Phone:322-1722 ¢ Fax: 326-745



Five-year deal follows intense negotiations

The Bank’s managing director and the union
president applauded the efforts of their respective
negotiation teams in working to conclude the
agreement before the holidays and thanked staff
for their patience during the process.

“Both the bank andthe union reaffirmed their
commitment to continued joint efforts and on-
going dialogue in building and maintaining a har-
monious working environment within the bank
and joint collaboration in ensuring that the needs
of the customers are met,” said FirstCaribbean in
a statement.

“In keeping with the partnership principles
agreed by the parties the Bank and the Union
reiterated their commitment to making First-
Caribbean the best place to both work and do
business.”

Bank managing director Sharon Brown com-
mented, “When there is a shared agenda in pro-
moting the interest of employees, customers and
shareholders long term success results”.

© In brief

January
conference
to focus on
environment

A CONFERENCE will be
held.in Abaco to share knowl-
edge about that island and the
Bahamian environment in gen-
eral.

The conference will be held
from Thursday, January 3



3, to
Sunday, January 6, in Marsh
Harbour.

The list of presenters
includes: Dr David Campbell,
Diane Claridge, Dr Craig Lay-
man, Dr John Durban, Dr
Charles Kwit and Allison Hig-
gins.

The event is being, organised
by www.friends of the environ-
ment .org.

Essence Cul meetings
designed to sharpen
leadership skills

The Essence Club’s Pow-
erTalk, ITC is now holding
monthly meetings at the Holy
Cross Parish Hall every first and
third Wednesday at 7pm.

The meetings aim to improve
the communication and leader-
ship skills of attendees, accord-
ing to the club.

“Join us for an evening of
leadership, speaking and pre-
sentations,” said the organisers,
adding the theme of tomorrow’s
meeting is holiday spending
PAGE 10, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007

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LOCAL NEWS

FROM page one

deceased had purplish reddish
abrasions to the pelvic area and
upper shoulders. He told the court
that Dr Raju performed an autop-
sy on Daniel Smith and gave him
sealed tubes of Smith’s blood,
urine, stomach contents, eye fluid
and pelvic hair. Inspector St Louis
said that he labelled the items and
took them to the police laborato-
ry where he handed them over to
another officer, He told the court
that he then went to Andrew
Aitken photography where he
developed the photographs taken
of the deceased which were put in
albums. The photographs were
submitted in evidence and the
jurors were also shown the pic-
tures of the deceased.

Marva Gibson, an immigration
olficer.was the second witness to
take the stand yesterday. She told
the court that while working the

“4pm to midnight shift on Septem-
ber 9, 2006 at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport, she admit-
ted Daniel Smith into the coun-
try. She told the court that Smith
appeared calm and quiet. She said
that she remembered Smith
because she had asked him a few
questions as he had not completed
the Immigration form. She said
that Smith had not listed an
address on the Immigration form,

but when asked he told her that he

would be residing at Horizons. She
said that Daniel Smith requested a
90-day stay, which she granted.
Howard Stern, was the next
witness to take the stand. He told

JOB: SUMMARY:

intercon nection.

Company

matters

the Bar.



~Taterconnection and will be'responsible
to the Public Utilities: Commission.

Daniel Smith

the court that he knew Daniel very
well. He said that he had met
Daniel through Anna Nicole
Smith in 1997. Stern told the court
that every time he saw Anna,
Daniel was there with her. Stern
also told the court that on Sep-
tember 11 he went to the morgue
at the Princess Margaret Hospital
to identify Daniel’s body. Stern
described Daniel as being about
S10” or 5°11” tall, weighing about
150 pounds.

Dr Reginald Neymour, an anes-
thesiologist, testified, yesterday
that he was one of the individuals
who attempted to revive Smith on
September 10. Dr Neymour told
the court that around 9.40 that
morning a code blue — which
indicates cardiac arrest — came
from the maternity ward. Dr Ney-
mour said that he was in the hos-
pital’s stairwell at the time, head-
ing for the second floor where the
maternity ward and the operating
theatre are located. He told the
court that at room 201.0n the
maternity ward he met Dr Sim-
mons performing chest compres-
sions on a young man who he lat-

‘er identified as Daniel Smith. Dr

Neymour said that he felt for a
pulse and checked to see if Smith

_was breathing and put a face mask |
on Daniel Smith so that. he could

get oxygen. Dr Neymour said that
Smith had no pulse or heart beat.
Neymour said that he ‘put a
breathing tube in Smith’s mouth
and an intravenous tube in the

YOUR CONNECTION-TO THE WORLD

VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE



1. Master’s Degree preferred.

VICE PRESIDENT

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

back of his left hand. Neymour
told the court that adrenaline was

administered through the intra- ’

tracheal tube and antrophine and
vessoressin was administered
through the intravenous tube, Dr
Neymour told the court that Smith
did not respond to the drugs. He
told the court that he left the room
around 10 am although a medical
team was still trying to revive
Daniel.

Caroline Burnett, a medical
practitioner at Doctor’s Hospital,
was also called to the witness stand
yesterday. She told the court that
on September 10, 2006, she con-
firmed the death of Daniel Smith.

Dr James Iferenta, a medical
physician, was the final witness
called to give evidence yesterday.
He told the court yesterday that he
was the Emergency Room physi-
cian on duty on the morning of
September 10 when a code blue
was issued, although he could not
recall the exact time. He said when
he got to the maternity ward oth-
er medical personnel were already
there attempting to revive Daniel
Smith who was unconscious. Dr
Iferenta told the court that he
attempted to put a breathing tube

.down Smith’s windpipe while

another doctor was giving Smith
chest compressions. Dr Iferenta
said that he ordered that atropine,
calcium chloride, sodium bicar-

. bonate.and intravenous fluids be

administered to Smith. Dr Iferenta
said that Smith did not respond
to the drugs. Dr Iferenta said that

three or four rounds of resuscita- ,

tion was done on Daniel over a



This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and
fot Atory and compliance matters relative.

Responsible for addressing and coordinating activities related to all regulatory matters
with particular reference to legal maters within and on behalf of the Company. This
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission.

1. Coordinate with the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory on strategies relative
to the Company and its Regulatory requirements.

2. Ensure the Company’s compliance with the legal and regulatory provisions of its
licenses issued by the PUC, the stipulations of the Sector Policy of the Government
of the Bahamas, the Telecommunications Act of 1999 and all other statutory
legislation related thereto.

3. Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance
with regulations under the PUC license issued to BIG.

4. Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on feval matters emis

5. Provide legal Henione on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and
analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

6. Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent
activity on BTC’s network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

7. Attend at and assist with any regulatory matter requiring reference to a court of
competent jurisdiction

8. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the
9. Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects
of regulatory as required by the PUC

10. Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
regulatory matters

li. Inform, educate, and update all relevant Company employees on all regulatory
12. Provide periodic update reports and eeommnencations on changes in the regulatory
environment to the staff

13, Perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory & Interconnection.

2. LLB, Member of the Bahamas Bar Aseooiation. with five (5) years of practice at

' 3. Prior experience in a regulatory environment would be an asset.

4, Exposure to the principles of telecommunications is a plus. Strong leadership
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, #21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:

HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD

RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY

period of 25 minutes. Dr Iferenta
told the court that he made a sum-
mary report of the events. During
cross-examination Dr Iferenta also
told the court that Daniel’s veins
were flat because there was no
blood circulation and noted that
there were a number of puncture
wounds on Smith’s upper limbs
which led him to believe that sev-
eral attempts had been made to

establish an intravenous access.

While retreshing his memory from
his report, Dr Iferenta said that
CPR was administered to Smith

FROM page one

between 9.41 and 9.43 am. He said
that Smith was incubated and
intravenous access was established
at 9.44 am. He also told the court
that there was a physical attempt
to remove Anna Nicole Smith
from the room as she had been
clinging to Daniel. A question was
posed by the jury as to why med-
ical personnel had tried to resus-
citate Daniel when he had no
obvious vital signs. Dr Iferenta
said that this was done as a matter
of standard procedure. The
inquest resumes today.

Casino inspector

However, during yesterday’ s hearing Fowler’s temporary attorney
settled with the defence on a $250,000 bond.

According to count one of Fowler’s indictment, the charge reads that
from November 2006 to, on, or about December 26, 2006, in Broward
County and elsewhere, Fowler did knowingly and intentionally “com-
bine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and
unknown to the Grand Jury, to import into the United States, from a
place outside thereof, a contro{led substance” in violation of Title 21,
United States Code, Section 952 (a); all in violation of Title 21, Unit-

ed States Code, Section 963.

It is further alleged that the controlled substance consisted of five
kilograms or more “of a mixture and substance containing a detectable

amount of cocaine.’

Count two of the indictment reads that Fowler, from November
2006, to on or about December 26, 2006 in Broward County, “did
knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree
to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in violation

of Title 21, United: States Code, Section 841(a); all in violation of ©

Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.” °

This controlled substance again consisted of five kilograms or more’

“of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of

cocaine.”

Fowler’s case has been postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday, Novem-
ber 21, when he is expected to appear before the Federal Court with his

attorney.

FROM page one

friend of Perry and Bernadette
Christie — was found stabbed to
death in his Mountbatten
House residence on West Hill
Street on Sunday morning.
Just two days earlier, on Fri-
day afternoon, the body of Dr
McDonald was found in his bed
in his Queen Street home.

According to his brother, Madi-’

son, Dr McDonald had been
beaten “beyond recognition
with a clothing iron.”

At a special meeting on the
grounds of COB yesterday
morning, Mrs Hodder said that
Dr McDonald taught his
evening class on Thursday and
was last seen by COB staff
heading home between 10 and
11pm.

“He had meetings on Friday
morning which he missed. Wor-
ried about him, colleagues final-
ly called his brother, who went
to check on him on Friday after-
noon. He was found dead, beat-
en in his home,” the college
president said.

“This is the known, much else
you have heard and will hear.
Speculation can only be a mix
of truth and lies, known and
unknown. I ask, as community,
we stay away from speculation,”
Mrs Hodder said.

Addressing students, col-
leagues and friends of the mur-
dered educator, Mrs Hodder
said that the complete story
behind Dr McDonald’s death
“is not known today and we
only do harm in making one
up.

“We loved Thad, he was our
teacher, our colleague and for
many here, our friend. Let us
grieve this senseless and brutal

Murders

death in honour, remembering
the man we loved and staying
away from sensational (sto-
ries),” she said.

Mrs Hodder described Dr
McDonald — who was affec-
tionately known as “Dr Mac” —
as a gifted leader who directed a

complex. faculty and as a man

with a “gentle sense of humour
and a deep love for his country
and_his people.”

“He was a pillar of our com-
munity and today, right now, I
find it difficult to see how the
college will recover from this
great loss,” she said.

Mrs Hodder remembered Dr
McDonald as a proud Bahami-
an, who was also an Africanist.

“He was part of all the major
cultural efforts in this country —
the Clifton Heritage site, the
preservation of over-the-hill
stories and traditions, academic
and cultural events around the
commemoration of the aboli-
tion of the transatlantic slave
trade.

“He was a strong man with a
gentle voice who always had
important things to say,” she
said,

COB student Shoshana
Miller, who did not attend Dr
McDonald’s classes, but con-
sidered him a friend, told The
Tribune yesterday that the col-
lege has been dramatically
affected by the murder.

“He was respected among
faculty (members) and students
alike. He was a friend. It
shocked me that someone could
actually do such a thing to Dr
McDonald. (It’s) really disturb-
ing,” the student said.

Bahamas Bus & Truck Co., Ltd.

Montrose Avenue
Phone:322

-1722 ¢ Fax: 326-7482



Sir Burton Hall

FROM page one

While stating that he

i accepted the reality of a ©

“general disconnect”

: between the judicial system

? and the Bahamian communi-

: ty at large, Sir Burton rea-

: soned, in part, this “discon-

: nect is rooted in the reality

: that the legal system empha-

: sises process and procedure ‘
: while the anxiety of the aver-
: age citizen is for the achieve-
: ments of results.”

He further explained that

; judges are appointed not to.
i simply “do justice” but to

: carry out justice in accor-

? dance with Bahamian law.

: Another “modern” problem
i faced by judges is the dra-

i: matic popularity of the legal
: system “which has created

: the expectation that all mat-
: ters that present themselves
i for solution before the courts
: can be conveniently distilled
: to simple propositions readi-
: ly resolved in an hour,” Sir

: Burton Ais

This distorted view of the

: legal system only serves to

‘} further frustrate litigants

: when they are faced with the ©
: sometimes tedious process of

: actual legal proceedings and

? not the swift justice they may

} witness on dramatic repro-

? ductions of court proceed-
i ings.

Sir Burton also dispelled

: another misconception that

? criminal matters, which tend
: to capture the attention of

: the media, create the bulk of
: judicial matters in the

: Bahamian court system. He

? noted that criminal cases are
: but one of the seven divi-

: sions into which the work of
: the court is divided. While '
: only 300 criminal matters , |
: were filed in 2006, 1,388 mat- '
: ters were filed with the com-
: mon law, equity and com-

? mercial divisions, 758 were

: filed in the family court divi-
: sion, and 741 applications for
: grants of probate were filed

? with the Bahamian judiciary,
: Sir Burton said.

Years ago, a number of

: these disputes would have
?. been settled outside of the
? court system, but the fact

: that they are not is evident
: of the new nature of litiga-
? tion.

Senate

challenge

FROM page one :

: yesterday that he was ready to

: have the matter dealt with dur- -
? ing that session, however PLP

: attorney Paul Adderley com-

: plained that he had not been

: given enough time to review

i the skeleton argument sup-

? porting that application, as it

? was only submitted to him on
Friday.

Mr Klein said to Sir Burton

: that it “shouldn’t take (him) too”
? long”, or
: to deal with the issue of what
: should be struck out from the
: affidavit and exhibits.

“more than an hour”

Mr Adderley objected,

| declaring that he found Mr

Klein’s suggestion that it would

only take an hour to deal with
: the matter “amusing.”

“There is no way we can

truncate the length of time. To
: defend our position we’ve got
; to be able to explain (why cer-

tain parts of the affidavit are

: relevant), we can’t just let (Mr
:? Klein) sit down and destroy our
: affidavit, our evidence,”
: Mr Adderley, adding that the
? court would then have to deter-
? mine on that basis what evi-
: dence is relevant.

said

Earlier that day the PLP

counsel had declared that all of

the contents of the letters sent. °

? between Mr Ingraham and Mr.
i Christie must be included as.» .
: evidence. “The whole case is»*

; dependent upon them,” he said." |

He said that certain parts of ,'

: the letter made it clear that Mite
: Ingraham had made up hise®
: mind “a long time ago’ " wha%
? would be appointed to the posia’s :
: tions without consideration off
: Mr Christie.

: down as the date upon whic
: Sir Burton will hear the sub
: stantive arguments in the casey»?

January 15 and 16 were a

Me
The opposition’s legal chal:* ‘

: lenge revolves around the con+ *

Tanya Wright to'a senate sea
: by Mr Ingraham Was unlawful;

tention that the appointment oe
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The PLP contend that ing

: accordance with Article 40, ofe*
i the constitution thé seat HONS

held by Ms Wright should havogs
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i been given toa member of th
opposition.

The FNM has argued thatt

: constitutionally, the prinie min-Â¥,

i ister has the authority to, makeys
: the three senate appointentse®
} with or without the opposition”
? leader’s consent.

The dispute now revolves\*

: around whether or not'thes,

appointments in the uppers

chamber reflect the balance of .*
: power in the House of Assem-»*
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‘Protect the Bahamas brand’
on foreign audits of funds:

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Investment Funds

Act 2003 must be

amended to “protect the

Bahamas brand” by pre-

venting Bahamian-

domiciled funds from being audited

by foreign auditors, a leading accoun-

tant telling The Tribune yesterday

that this was “not good policy” when
it came to regulating the industry.

Raymond Winder, managing part-

ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas),

said that permitting foreign auditors

to audit and sign-off on the accounts

of Bahamian domiciled-investment

funds could create regulatory prob-

lems for the Securities Commission

of the Bahamas, as it might not

receive critical information on prob-

lem s with a particular fund until it |

was too late.

Under the existing Investment
Funds Act, Bahamas-registered
investment funds can have their
accounts prepared outside this nation,
with the audits conducted overseas
and signed off by foreign accountants.

“Either way, it’s not good policy
for the Bahamas, considering the fact
that we have found out in the past,
with the Central Bank, when audits of
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Senior accountant calls for Investment Funds Act change requiring all
Bahamas-domiciled vehicles to be audited by Bahamian accountants

dent accountants, we were in a diffi-
cult situation when concerns arose
with that licensee,” Mr Winder told
The Tribune.

These problems often resulted from
the overseas auditors not making their
audit reports and findings available
to the Central Bank in a timely man-
ner, Mr Winder said.

Since then, and the adoption of its
physical presence requirements, the
Central Bank requires all audits of
its bank and trust company licensees
to be signed-off by Bahamian accoun-
tants, and for auditors based in this
nation to be involved in the audit
process from the get-go.

Explaining that his concerns related
to “protecting the Bahamas brand”,
Mr Winder added: “When these prac-
titioners sit outside the Bahamas, it is
very difficult for the Central Bank
and Securities Commission to get
information in a timely fashion to pro-
tect our industry.

“The investment funds industry
must also move in that direction, to
have audits signed and performed by

warned
‘bribes’ |

FIDELITY Merchant Bank

& Trust will this Friday launch

its investment fund to give

| Bahamian investors access to

| the international financial mar-

| kets, aiming to leverage the

| fund’s initial $2 million foreign

currency allocation into $10

| million worth of investments
through a variety of options.

Michael Anderson, Fidelity

Merchant Bank & Trust's pres-

f 242.322.2033

_ selves in a position

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Last 6 MC

11.19%

Bahamian accoun-
tants, rather than
outside the
Bahamas.”

He said: “We in
the accounting
profession in the
Bahamas find our-

in our jurisdiction
where we may be
auditing funds not
incorporated in the
Bahamas. Because
we follow global
accounting standards, we are now
auditing funds on behalf of other
jurisdictions like Cayman.

“We’re being accessed by other
jurisdictions to perform these services,
but not accepted by our own.

“T think it’s in our best interests to
change that policy to mirror the kind
of policy the Central Bank has in rela-
tion to its licensees in the Bahamas.”

Mr Winder pointed out that the
fact Bahamian auditors audited funds
domiciled in other jurisdictions

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the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund and its Index-
Linked Sub-Fund, which will

Last 12 months

17.89%

showed they were trained to world-
class standards, and did not require
additional teaching when they oper-
ated abroad.

Speaking to The Tribune on condi-
tion of anonymity, a source close to
the Securities Commission with
knowledge of the situation regarding
audits of Bahamian-domiciled invest-
ment funds, said foreign auditors had
been permitted in order to ensure the
work was completed quickly.

“One of the reasons for that was
that there were not sufficient
resources in the country to conduct
the audits in a timely fashion,” the
source said.

“This matter was actually put to
the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) when we were
having consultations on the legisla-
tion, and BICA signed off on it..

“While the Commission would like
Bahamians to benefit from ‘the off-
shore sector, we have to grow it as
well.”

The Securities Commission was said
to constantly monitor all aspects of

Last 3 years

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be launched at the same time,
aimed to attract $10 million in*
initial or seed capital from
Bahamas-based institutional

the Investment Funds legislation, and
would make recommendations to
amend the foreign audit aspect if the
industry felt it was necessary.

The source said the Cayman Islands
had tried to impose the requirement
that audits be signed-off by local audi-
tors, but the Bahamas had not moved
on this because it was “not sure how
well it’s working”.

Meanwhile, Mr Winder said the.
Bahamas and its financial services
industry needed to view itself “in the
larger picture”. -

“Tf the only relationship with a com-
pany is incorporation, I’m not sure
the Bahamas wants to see itself as a
jurisdiction that merely incorporates.
We want to deepen our relationship
with individuals and industries incor-
porating in the Bahamas,” he
explained.

“In the securities industry we ought
to be moving after these kinds of
activities, and moving towards a posi-
tion where the Bahamas is seen as
facilitating all the activities an organ-
isation needs.”

| Fidelity’s international fund to launch Friday

* Fund to leverage index-linked options to take $2m
allocation into $10m worth of investments
* Seeking $10m in Bahamian investor capital,
with offering open for three weeks
* CFAL moving to launch own funds”

and high net-worth investors.

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Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIAN bank and
trust companies must perform
additional Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) verification
checks on clients they have no
“face-to-face” contact with,
going beyond documents and
photos normally relied upon,
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas is proposing.

Unveiling its draft amend-
ments to the anti-money laun-
dering and counter-terror
financing guidelines, the Cen-
tral Bank is targeting transac-

tions by customers that

Bahamian financial institutions
have no contact with, and
record keeping for KYC doc-
uments, as the two areas for
major reform.

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with ‘faceless’ customers who
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fax, e-mail or some other form
of communication transmis-
sion, the Central Bank is
proposing that its Bahamian
bank: and trust company
licensees verify their identity
using the usual documents and
photo ID.

Yet the draft guidelines add:
“Where documents are relied
on to verify the identity of a
customer, with whom there is
no face-to-face contact, a
licensee should apply an addi-
tional verification: check to
manage the risk of forgery and
fraud.”

It suggested that this addi-
tional check could take the
form of requiring the ‘faceless’
customer’s first transaction or
payment to be carried out
through an account bearing
their name at a Bahamian
institution or via a financial
institution in a leading juris-
diction.

Other additional checks sug-
gested by the Central Bank
included the production of
additional KYC documents;
requiring the documents to be
certified; verifying the cus-
tomer’s business and home
telephone, numbers and
addresses; and using Internet
sign-ons and passwords that
are set up on account opening
and provided, via secure deliv-
ery, to the customer’s verified
address.

The Central Bank’s pro-
posed guidelines said:
“Licensees should consider the
money laundering and terrorist
financing risks posed if there is
no face-to-face contact with
prospective customers when
establishing customer rela-
tionships, and when conducting
ongoing due diligence on exist-
ing customers,

“This would include assess-
ing the possibility that a cus-
tomer is deliberately avoiding
face-to-face contact.

“Non face-to-face transac-
tions carry an inherent risk of
forgery and fraud, which
licensees should take care in
their internal systems, policies



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Craigg

and procedures to mitigate.

“The extent of verification
in respect of non face-to-face
customers will depend on the
nature an d characteristics of
the product or service provid-
ed, and the assessed money
laundering and terrorist financ-
ing risk presented by the cus-
tomer.”

The Central Bank’s draft
amendments also call on
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies offering Internet and
telephone products to “ensure
they have reliable and secure
methods to verify” customer
identities, again using a risk-
rating framework.

Correspondent banking
again received particular atten-
tion, the Central Bank propos-

ing that its bank and trust com-
pany licensees obtain senior
management approval for set-
ting up new correspondent
relationships.
“Licensees should guard
against passing funds through
accounts without taking rea-
sonable steps to satisfy them-

_selves that sufficient due dili-

gence has been undertaken by
the remitting bank on the
underlying client and the origin
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spondent banking relation-

- ships. In these circumstances,

the licensee must be satisfied
that the respondent institution
is able to provide KYC docu-
mentation on the underlying
customer upon request.”

The Central Bank also wants
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies to conduct due diligence
on correspondent banks, par-
ticularly on their reputation
and quality of supervision, and
whether they have been sub-
jected to a money laundering
or terror financing-related reg-
ulatory action.

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KYC due diligence by third
party financial services
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Fidelity’s international
fund to launch Friday

FROM page 1

“We will be launching on
Friday, November 23, and will
keep the. fund open until
December 14,” Mr Anderson
told The Tribune.

“The total offering amount
will be for B$10 million.”

Fidelity made presentations
on the fund to key institution-
al investors yesterday and
today, and will tonight host an
event for between 70-80 poten-
tial investors who could poten-
tially buy-in to the fund.

Fidelity’s launch move
comes as its main competitor,
CFAL, (the former Colina
Financial Advisors) readies to
launch its own international
investments funds, advertising
the Global Equity Fund, Glob-
al Bond Fund and Specialty
Bond Fund, as both major bro-
ker/dealers seek to exploit the

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ing comment yesterday after-
noon, but Mr Anderson
explained that the Fidelity
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an ‘umbrella’ fund, through
which all investor monies
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cipal into an area and rate of
return that meets their objec-
tives by selecting a particular
sub-fund, of which the Index-
Linked Sub-Fund is the first.

Mr Anderson said that by
investing in index-linked
options via the sub-fund, the
Fidelity Bahamas Internation-
al Investment Fund would be
able to leverage the initial allo-
cation of just over $2 million in
foreign currency that it would
receive from the Central Bank
into some $10 million worth of
investments, matching the ini-
tial $10 million injection from
Bahamian investors.

In doing so, Fidelity would
give Bahamian investors more
diversity than they would oth-
erwise obtain by investing the
$2 million allocation directly
into equities or bonds. The
sub-fund would invest 25 per
cent of its assets into four sep-

arate indices each, Mr Ander-
son explained.

Restrictions

Central Bank restrictions
mean that the maximum

. amount of US dollars made

available to the Bahamian bro-
ker/dealers for their interna-
tional investment funds in any
one year cannot exceed $25
million or 5 per cent of the pre-
vious year-end balance on the
external reserves.

This means that a maximum
of $6.25 million will be released
every quarter for this purpose.
Mr Anderson yesterday said
there were now three/broker
dealers able to access this,
rather than just CFAL and
Fidelity, meaning that the max-
imum quarterly allocation one
broker could obtain was $2.083
million. The other broker/deal-

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er is likely to be Providence
Advisors, although this could

_ not be confirmed last night.

Meanwhile, Mr Anderson
said investors’ principal would
be protected through the
investment in these indices,
something he described as “a
first in the Bahamas”.

This meant that even if loss-
es were incurred, investors
would still recover 100 per cent
of the principal they originally
invested when redeeming their
funds.

“That’ll be a first in the
Bahamas in terms of principal
protection,” Mr Anderson
said. “Investors will get the
best of both worlds, the ability
to participate and get out
there, but not risk their princi-

pal. ”?

ee added that the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund would be listed on

the Bahamas International

Securities Exchange (BISX),
with Fidelity looking to make a
market in its shares so that
they could be traded via the
exchange.

Mr Anderson: said of the
fund’s launch: “I’m hoping
people will take the opportu-
nity to diversify their invest-
ments and try something new.

“It’s the sort of investment,
whether you’re an institution-
al or retail investor, that is the
kind everyone benefits from.
I hope people will take, the
opportunity, as this is the first
time Bahamian investors will

be able to invest abroad to,

invest in foreign securities
without paying an investment
premium for their dollars.”
Currently,
investing abroad have to pay
the 12.5 per cent investment
currency market premium.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |,

ABIGAIL

GIBSON of P.O. Box CR-55150, New Providence,
Bahamas intend to change my name to TAI
GIBSON. lf there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-
742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.





QUANTITY SURVEYOR
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UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading
financial institutions in the Caribbean. Through our
Business Area Wealth Management International, we
look after wealthy private clients by providing them
with comprehensive, value enhancing services. Our
client advisors combine strong personal relationships
with the resources that are available from across UBS,
helping them provide a full range of wealth management

services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are’
ivuking for a candidate in the following position:

Senior Client Advisor -
European Desk

In this challenging position you will'be responsible for:

e Supervising a team of Client Advisors

e Advising and servicing existing clients needing
_ travelling

e Acquisition of new clients

e Proposing of investment solutions

We are searching for a personality with a minimum 5
years. experience and a proven successful track record
in Wealth Management, specialized in the fields of
customer relations, investment advice and portfolio
management. Excellent sales and advisory skills as
well as solid knowledge of investment products are
key requirements. A proven track record in a
comparable position with a leading global financial
institution as well as fluency in French and German is

required.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com__ or UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.



Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamians ©



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as forensic financial analyst

FROM page 10

“Our firm, which was founded a decade
ago, excels in problem solving and value
creation. In addition to the traditional
accounting and auditing services, we offer
a range of specialised professional ser-

vices including turnaround and restruc- ©

turing advisory, crisis and interim man-

agement, performance improvement,

transaction advisory, corporate finance,
and dispute analysis and forensics.

“With our new global positioning with
HLB International,” he added, “we con-
tinue to expand our forensic, investiga-
tive and litigation advisory capabilities.
We ate, therefore, especially pleased with
John’s new certification and believe that it
will be an invaluable asset to our local
office and global team, which has a world-
wide reputation for a distinctive hands-
on approach to delivering results for
clients and stakeholders.”

Forensic accounting is an area of exper-
tise that is rapidly becoming indispens-
able to the global business community,



















Must have a proven track record in sales
Professional appearance a must
Must have reliable transportation
Ability to meet and adhere to strict deadlines
Excellent written and communication skills.

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

Bahamas

and requires the preparation of informa-
tion for actual or anticipated disputes or
litigation. Forensic means "suitable for
use in a court of law", and it is to that
standard and potential outcome that
Forensic Accountants: generally have to
work, —

Mr Bain has been trained by lawyers in
Phoenix, Arizona and Philadelphia to give
expert evidence at an eventual trial, some-
thing forensic accountants, also referred to
as forensic auditors or investigative audi-
tors, often are required to do.

He has served as an expert witness, pro-
vided deposition testimony and prepared
damage calculations in previous matters
before the courts.

Forensic accountants may be involved in
recovering proceeds of crime and confis-
cation proceedings concerning actual or
assumed proceeds of crime or money laun-

‘dering.

Mr Bain has more than 20 years of pub-
lic accounting, consulting and chief finan-
cial officer experience.

He received a Master of Business
Administration degree with a concentra-

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Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants based in Glasgow, Scotland,
a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified
Management Accountant, Certified Finan-
cial Manager and Certified Anti-Money
Laundering Specialist .

Prior to joining HLB Galanis Bain, Mr
Bain was a senior executive with the
National Bank of Canada International
(Bahamas) Ltd. and a senior executive
and director at Lloyds (TSB) Bahamas.
He has previously served as HLB Galanis
Bain’s audit partner.

Mr Bain has also served as a council
member of the Bahamas Institute of Char-
tered Accountants (BICA), and is cur-
rently the Financial Accounting and Busi-
ness and Economic Concepts Lecturer

with the Becker CPA Review (Bahamas

campus).

He also lectures in Anti-Money Laun-
dering Strategies at the Bahamas Insti-
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skills.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007, PAGE 5B

( J Boyiltocrentnver

meet the PM —

BANCO del Gottardo’s
Bahamas branch head and
executive board members paid
a courtesy call on the Prime
Minister and Minister of
Finance, Hubert Ingraham, at
the Cabinet Office on Thurs-
day, November 15, 2007.



Philipp Hoch, chief financial
officer; Rolf Aeberli, chief
executive; Prime Minister
Ingraham; Franco Polloni,
executive board member; Fab-
rizio Zanaboni, outgoing head
of the bank’s Bahamas branch;
Fabrizio Tuletta, head of

branch,
e SHOWN (l-r): Paolo Fil-
ippini, the bank’s head of
group financial planning;

(BIS Photo/Tim Aylen)

ie Bank of The Bahamas

r








Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 64
of theSecurities Industry Act, 1999 that Mr. Kendrick

Christie resigned as Financial Controller from bank of
The Bahamas Limited on September 21, 2007





ecretary

- Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CM & P MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 19, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General. :

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d)’ All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 2nd day of January, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

November 20, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



BAHA MAR

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

LEGAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITY

Baha Mar Development Company Ltd.
seeks to hire a talented

Commercial Attorney

to join its dynamic legal team.
The successful applicant must:

Have a minimum of 6 years experience in commercial
and corporate practice in The Bahamas.

Have the ability to draft and review documentation
in connection with complex commercial, real estate
and other transactions.

Be familiar with US and other international commercial
transactions.

‘Have the ability to work under pressure.

Possess exceptional communication and negotiating

Successful candidate will report to Baha Mar’s General
Counsel and work with other members of Baha Mar’s legal
team.

Please forward curriculum vitae with salary requirements
via e-mail to tgodet@tradeinvest.com or
fax to (242) 702-2018 no later than December, 1 2007.

All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.


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THE TRIBUNE





Police are moving on
Business Crime Watch

FROM page 1

policing, the police will be col-
lecting information from every
’ business in the Bahamas, so
that as they roll out the com-
munity policing they can build
a business crime watch of com-

panies in different areas.

Mr Dames warned business
owners that crime was a social
problem that could very well
lurk in their companies
through the persons whom
they hire.

“Just remember that you

have to hire these persons, and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

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

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
LIGHTFEATHER LTD. is in dissolution. Alrena Moxey is
the Liquidator and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place,
Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or
| claims to the Liquidator before December 15, 2007.



Legal Notice
NOTICE
GRANATINA CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby ‘given’ that the above-named

Company is in dissolutionjawhich conamenced on the |

18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice .

NOTICE

TAIRA INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

GREENLEAF LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GREENLEAF LTD. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



whomever you hire, they are
a microcosm of the wider com-
munity. We all have a vested
interest,” he added.

In addressing the crime
issue, Mr Dames said the
Bahamas must use statistics
and empirical data to help
make informed decisions.

The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president, Dioni-
sio D’ Aguilar, said concrete
decisions and action were
needed to ensure a serious
approach to crime was taken.

“Unfortunately, crime is a

“major problem in this country,

and as a nation we seem paral-
ysed as to what to do. Every
day, the problem seems to get
worse and our nation’s lead-
ers seem unable to implement
the swift, decisive measures
that could reverse this trend,”
the Chamber president said.

“They seem afraid to tackle
this problem head on and to
make the decisions that may,
on the one hand, marginally
diminish our freedoms, but on
the other increase our safety
and quality of life.”

Mr D’ Aguilar said the police
needed to be given every
resource to combat crime, with
benchmarks to measure their
performance and hold their
leaders accountable.

He also discussed the frus-
trations that Bahamian busi-

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nesspersons have in regard to
crime, and challenged the
police force to think outside
the box, listen to the com-
plaints of business owners,
implement real solutions and
measure their success.
“Business persons frequent-
ly complain that the police nev-
er come when you call unless
someone has been shot on
your premises, or that police

.do not consider crimes com-

mitted against businesses as
that important unless it is
armed robbery,” Mr D’ Aguilar
said.

“Every day businesses are
robbed by employees and cus-
tomers, and those same busi-
ness persons are powerless to
do anything about it except fire
the culprits and write off the
losses as the cost of doing busi-
ness in the Bahamas. Pursuing
the matter in courts is a time-
wasting experience that rarely
yields any positive results, so
why bother?”

Mr D’ Aguilar suggested
that providing persons with
information such as the inves-
tigating officer’s rank and id
number, phone numbers and
other details of the investiga-
tion made follow up easier.

He added that the Govern-
ment needs to do whatever is
necessary to facilitate the pro-
cessing of justice, whether it
be building additional courts,
hiring more magistrates and
judges and support staff, and
dispensing with cases in a more
timely manner, such as plea
bargaining.

Finally, he toldChambe
members that they need to be
proactive in deploying tech-
nology and educating them-
selves on simple strategies that
have been extremely successful
in reducing the ease in which
criminals can commit crimes.

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LOOKING FOR

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PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 394-3885

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LOLIK LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named

Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

‘FORTALEZA VALLEY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

”

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSISTANT POLICE Commissioner Marvin Dames





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BENER LOUIS PIERRE OF |
JOBSON AVENUE, P.O. BOX F-41422, GRAND BAHAMA,' | -
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for. °}'
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization’
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the ‘Minister responsible’ for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE is hereby given that MR. CHANDLER of 2465 FT.
LAUDERDALE 33303, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
tothe Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization asa 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 138th day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SCIROPPO LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SPARRING POINT INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. ING.
(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007, PAGE 7B



BUSINESS

oe JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A
e S Or } | FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

An established Bahamian Company is seeking a Financial Controller.



Qualifications for the position are:

e Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting or applied finance
, ; from an accredited and reputable university.
; f° Certified Public Account

3-5 year Audit experience

Proficiency in Accounting Software such as QuickBooks or Peachtree
Experience in preparing IFRS compliant financial statements

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

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

‘green light =

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

‘THE principal investor behind a multi-million
dollar resort project at the former Club Med
site in Governor’s Harbour, Eieuthera, is now
“just waiting on the green light” from the Goy-
ernment to proceed, denying reports circulating
onthe island that approval delays had forced the
development to lay-off part-time staff.

Eddie Lauth, principal in the EIC Resorts
group that is behind the French Leave project, |
acknowledged that the development had laid-off |
a‘féw security personnel as it waited for the |
Government to give all the necessary approvals
ahd permits for the project to proceed.

He added: “What we’ve done right now is
that intil we get the plans finalised, we have cut
ho on security, but the full-time staff is still
thée¥és

Mitre just waiting now to get the green light.
Weite still working at it, trying to get things

{e>and the full-time staff are still there.

"We've done everything we’ve been asked
by the Government, and are waiting to get
everything that we’ve been waiting on for the
laSttwo years approved.”

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The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following

Serves as the Air Conditioning Technician and is responsible for a variety of
functions including plumbing, electrical and welding maintenance, repair,
diagnosis, installation and testing of a variety of industrial and commercial
erade air conditioning systems.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- A minimum of two years vocational training resulting in a certificate as an AIC
refrigeration technician and one year of vocational training and certificate in
electrical craft skills.

- Two years as an Air Conditioning Technician and a minimum of one year
apprentice level or the equivalent in electrical maintenance and/or installation

required.

- Must have a familiarity with National Electric, or Canadian Electric codes
and NFPA guidelines for A/C required.

- Must be able to read and comprehend blue prints and have knowledge of
material safety data sheets and books.

- Must have a valid Bahamian driver’s license and the ability to drive a
passenger Vehicles and forklift, stake body and pickup trucks with manual and
automatic transmissions.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE: :

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
package including performance-based incentives, medical and dental insurance,
life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and development.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Applications forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.. Monday through
Friday at security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: addressed to the Human
Resources Office no later than Thursday, November 29, 2007

BIS

Pricing Information As Of:

Securit
Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated. Water BDRs.. .
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S, Johnson
Premier Real Estate

Last Price Weekly Vol.

16.00
6.00
0.20

14,25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
ND Holdi i



41.00 ABDAB
14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets

NA V Last 12 Months Div $
1.364118"

3.5388""*

2.938214"""

1.279370*"*

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



Companies warned
on bank deposits,
part-time workers



BAHAMIAN business
executives were reminded yes-
terday to exercise good judg-
ment and common sense as the
Christmas season approaches
to ensure their companies
remain crime free.

At a seminar hosted by the
Chamber of Commerce, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
and CrimeStoppers Bahamas,
Chief Superintendent Hulan

- Hanna told business owners

“- However, Sit Burton ~

EPS $

they should be very careful
when moving deposits to the
bank, ensuring they do not fall
into a routine which can be fig-
ured out by persons watching
them. :

Equally important, he said,
was to ensure their employees
were safe as well.

“Watch them to see how

stressed that it was critical that
background checks were done

on those persons as well.

In many crimes, Mr Hanna
said the police had a problem
with the quality of the film
retrieved from surveillance
tapes. He said that in many
cases, it was difficult to have a
clear visual, and in other cases
the cameras simply did not
contain film. |

He added that companies

- should ask officers to take their

breaks around their establish-
ments, as the visual sighting of
a police officer or car sends the
subliminal message that the
premises are well guarded.

’ J Branch Walton, manager
of safety and compliance at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport, said it
is important that businesses

positon: @ By CARA BRENNEN- they are getting to and from take all threats seriously as

eo si a oes noe Ne es Hanna said. a this ey ould ue out ip be aa

; ; ; ribune Busines ime of year, more part-time “You do not want to take
i. es yay Re CON DITION | NG TECH NICIAN i Reporter staff as Hedi but he © that ence the added

Mr Walton pointed out that
particularly in cases of domes-
tic abuse, if a violent act was
committed at the home ,the
person’s workplace was one of
the first places where some-
thing can happen.

This means, he said, that an
entire company could be
placed in danger. Similarly, dis-
gruntled employees also may
pose a threat, which is why it
was important that employers
ensure there were strong

human resources records on |

an employee’s behaviour if
they are terminated.

Mr Walton said simple inci-
dents of harassment, which he
called Pain In the But Acts
(PIBT’s), on the job needed to
be addressed and stopped
before they became bigger
issues.

Businessmen warned over offering ‘bribes’”

FROM page one

an Police Force and Crime
Stoppers, Sir Burton said this
practice was a part of Bahami-
an culture that needs chang-
ing.
“J apprehend that with our
gatekeepers at the support lev-
el, despite training and orien-
tation programmes that we
have in place, the system is
infected by a culture common
throughout the civil service, of
which the support staff of the
Judiciary is a part,” Sir Burton
said.

“It is a culture which sees
nothing inherently objection-
able about accepting gifts from
members of the public with
whom they deal.”

explained that the hazard

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involved in civil servants and
public officers accepting such
gifts is that it creates a rela-
tionship which gives the donor
an advantage over any other
person entitled to receive ser-
vice.

--“The most disadvantaged, ©

then, are the citizen taxpayers
who cannot afford to grant
such favours, and when a prac-
tice of accepting such favours
becomes such established, the
‘market forces’ of supply and
demand produce the result that
the greater the means of the
applicant for state services to
confer favours, the greater
access to such services he pro-
cures to the disadvantage of
others in society,” the Chief
Justice said.






colours.

PROVOST
MARSHALL SALE

An auction will be held on 28th Noveme-
ber, 2007 at 10:00 0’ clock at the Supreme
Court Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, The
Bahamas. On auction will be a number of
Locman Watches in a variety of styles and

Sir Burton said that when -

this happens it can, in the case,
of a regulatory agency, be
menacing, and in the case of

2

the court system, it becomes. +

corrosive.

He noted that while other
government offices can award
their employees with banquets

t

and solicit adverts from busi-~_;
nesses, it was difficult for the .*

judicial system as there may’?

Â¥
’

arise questions of propriety *+*:

“How can the judiciary do--

the like for its support staff,

when it must view every busi-*

ness entity - even its vendors of

necessities such as stationery |

and cleaning supplies - as a
potential litigant before the
courts, and every firm of attor-
neys as lawyers for potential
litigants,” the Chief Justice
said.

Ideally, he said the judiciary
would have a cadre of staff
committed to public service
over private gain, without
regard to feelings of personal
disadvantage.

“Among the tasks I have set

for myself, as head of the judi- .

ciary is to inspire, effect and
manage the cultural reorienta-

‘tion to achieve this ideal,” Sir

Burton said.



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OVER THE YEARS .

RYPTIC PUZZLE

DOWN



ACROSS

3 Style of humour that’s right in your
face! (5)
Itcould be finer, we gather (5)
In future, tea will be blended in
different ways (5)
Airy talk of growing aspirations (3)
He'll do, if only in part (5)

3. Harry's crafty associates? (7)

The rest, you can do with your
eyes shut (5)
In law, a. court matter (3)
A grinding thing that’s a nuisance to
the French (6)
Bred, fed with oil, and cooked (7)
Help to beat improperly? (4)
Ring in hope, always (4)
Standard rent arrangement for
a person cohabiting (7)
Jaw about music or a composer (6)
Barnet, ina manner of speaking (3)
Poet with a hotel at Rome,
possibly? (6)
Weakened and died out! (7)
One of the most hungry birds (5)
Ithas its sandy side (3)
Area for reversing a car during
arace (5)
It's sweet to get a couple of letters
(from Floss?) (5)
Makes for an even chance (5)

1
2

Make tin go into.a block or mass (5)
Balance with skill as you get going
again (7)

They are described as new cars (4)
Shut up when many are given the
wrong dose (6)

Nobly, they never finish early on

a Sunday (5)

Balancéd up also(5)

A touch podgy? That's rich! (3)

May be a strain even fora

skilled man (7)

Abrief reference to
environmentalism (3)

Hesitation about an article that can
Cause unconsciousness (5)

' Strips off and goes back to sleep (5)

Refer to an extraordinary painter (7)
Keep an eye on a hunter, perhaps (5)
Twigs usefully handled (5)

Reading of a country girl (7)

Not a good sailor (6)

Point to a bit of a chill as a mere
nothing (3)

A female | would have time for (5)
Sit and fish (5)

Willing to provide cash (5)

A document in which to be
emphatic! (4)

A number of Hottentots (3)

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ACROSS
Keepsake (5)
Agaressive (5)
Snake (5)
Meadow (3)
Christmas song (5)
Desert (7)
Famous (5)
Zero (3)
Last number (6)
Satanic (7)
Chilly (4)
Herb (4)
Fall back (7)
Gate (6)
Cereal grain (3)
Relaxed (5)
Changed (7)
Sentences (5)

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North East South West
1¢ ‘Pass 2¢ Pass
24” Pass 2NT Pass
34 Pass 3 NT

Opening lead — five of clubs.

One annoying situation that peri-
odically confronts a declarer arises
wher he has all the tricks he needs
for the contract and yet is unable to
cash them because of lack of com-
munication between his own hand
and the dummy.

Consider this deal where South
was declarer at three notrump. West
led a club, on which East played the
queen, and there was poor South,
looking at nine tricks — and no legit-

NM TAAL || ATTEN TTT

Imaginative Play

NU ost 4M Nee

DESTINIES ARE

(jaa

imate way to collect them.

One possibility was to win the
club lead, cash dummy’s A-K of dia-
monds and. then play a spade or a

heart and hope the opponents would

be kind enough to put him back in his
hand with a second club. That would
allow him ‘to collect his ‘remaining
diamonds and so score nine tricks.
However, South realized that this
line of play would probably not suc-
ceed. There was too much chance

that, once he telegraphed his inten- —

tions by cashing the A-K of did-
monds, the opponents would recog-
nize his communications problem
and arrange to keep him out of his
hand. i :

So South hit upon’a better scheme
than that to steal the hand. Instead of

* taking the first club, he let East’s

queen of clubs hold the first trick!

Without giving the matter much
thought, East returned ‘a ‘club, and
that was the end of that. South ‘took
the A-K, discarding the A-K of dia-
monds from dummy, and then:cashed
six diamonds and the ace‘of hearts to
finish with a neat nine tricks.

Perhaps East should have ‘seen
through the ruse and not returned a
club, but this does not diminish the
beauty of declarer’s imaginative
play. He was certainly entitled ‘to ‘his
victory. ; Pah Re

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body of

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Century

(1999
edition)

HOW many words of four
letters 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 22; very go0d 33;
‘excellent 43 (or’more).
Solution tomorrow.



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Lamps (5)

Furrow (7)

Dash (4)

Symbolic (6)
Punctuation mark (5)
Fish basket (5)

Body of water (3)
Officer (7)

Stupid (3)
Understood (5)
River-mouth (5)
Containing
filaments (7)
Range (5)
Entrances (5)
Bullfighter (7)
Salad plant (6)
Devour (3)
Deserts

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_ TUESDAY,
NOV.20

| ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

‘It’s best if you take the straight and
‘narrow path this week, Aries. But you
‘find that it’s not so easy with tempta-
‘tion at every tum: Keep your wits
| about you and stay focused.

| TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21
Are you tired of being described as
stubborn, Taurus? Well, then change
your tune a bit. When plans present
themselves this week, listen with an
open mind.

‘}GEMINI — May 22/Jun 21
You’ve been making excuses to a
loved one and this person is on to
you. What are you hiding from?
Think about reassessing your plan of
action. Others will be glad you did.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
You've reached a roadblock and
{don’t know how to find a detour.
Rely on close friends to help you
‘Pout. You could be in a financial bind
for a\while. Be frugal.

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23

Now is not the time to be the center
of attention, -Leo. Give others a
| chance to shine, particularly at work.
Take an opportunity to slip into the
Shadows. You just might like it there.
VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22 -

4 You're getting pulled in all direc-
(j ‘tions again, Virgo. It seems you're
| always in demand. Find a hidden
wetreat and make plans to visit it
























































}-soon. You can use 'the rest.



LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23

4 Anew romance has you seeing stars.
| Count yourself as one of the lucky
} few who meet Mister or Miss Right.
| These'days, love isn’t always easy to
come by.

| SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
‘Biginews changes your focus on the
j future. New priorities are set and
things you once thought were impor-
‘tant'take a back seat. Keep this news
}-a secret fora little longer.
| SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21
_ 4 No ‘one likes a ‘tattle tale, and
‘fthat’s just what you've been,
Sagittarius. Ratting out others
‘fpwon*t get you ahead — it will
only make enemies.
if CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone close is going to need
4 some advice and support, Capricorn.

















‘You'll have all the answers this per-

son needs and feel rewarded by
‘offering assistance.

{AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18
Expect good news late in the week.
‘A loved one has a delicious surprise
in store for you. Others look on with
envy as you enjoy your just desserts,
}so'share your wealth.

| PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20

‘} Youare about to make a statement in
‘the world. It doesn’t have to be a
major-event but will impart grea
change. Thursday is a power day.

CHESS by Leonard Barden



R Factor-v Hoey,
instantchess.com 2007, Most
internet chess takes place at
high speed, with anything from
five minutes down'to one
minute for each player to
complete all'the moves. Of
course it can'be freneticand
blunder-prone, but‘ many people
who have rarely tried blitz over
the board find they can develop
the fast reactions and tactical
awareness needed to beat both
the clock and'the opponent.
Also, web games are ideal when
you have just a few minutes
available in the middle of office
hours and can utilise a fast
broadband connection. One of
the ways to improve, especially
at one-minute bullet chess, is to
ensure you have a fast optical
mouse and can ‘co-ordinate your
wrist and finger action. In



today's position Black's next turn
could have been defended if White
had been in a rational mood, but
-as often happens in internet play
he'those'the most obvious
response and was quickly beaten.
With these clues, can you work out
what happened?

LEONARD BARDEN

Noise (3)
Completes (5)
Navigation aid (5)
Yell (5)

4 solutions
ACROSS: 9, 10, Exonerate 12, Onus 13, Inters
14, Outcast 15, Nerveless 17, a 18, Yammers 19,
Caress 20, Kill 23 des en pan 26, Nos

97, Cancan 29, We } ve 34, Telescope 35,
36, Ousted 37, Otto | Amusing 36, Editor 37, Omen 38, Essential

Out-gongs 39, E i
ee 3, Fore-cast 4, Settle | DOWN: 1, Attorney 2, Requirements 3, Rounders 4,

a-V. Sere Jewels 5, Menswear 6, Coconut shy 7, Red tape 8,
arcu vay Us stone 22, | Heptathlon 11, Adage 16, Emerge 19, Cos 21
B-raise 23, Wi 24, In the clear 25, Eye (I) 28, |

Respon-D-8 29, 26, Fan 28, Cevehly 23, Wolsomes eet Doepreee Sangh
, Projects 30, D-ormo-use 31, Usurars 33, ji , , , '
Rated 34, Less-on 4

Patient 33, Clubs 34, Toilet.

fertile patch (5)
Informs (5)

Of the kidneys (5)
Bill of fare (4)
Can (3)



for i,

Chess solution : '.:Ra2!2.Qxa2? (2 Rb2 or 2

Bb2 resists) NI3*3 Kh. Qh3 and mates.

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