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Dr Thaddeus McDonald

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kherig@tribunemedia.net

A POSSIBLE “gay connec-
tion” between the murders of Dr
Thaddeus McDonald and Harl
Taylor is one of the avenues
being explored by police in their
investigation, a source close to
the force told The Tribune yes-
terday.

Police yesterday continued to
be reserved in issuing details
about the two brutal murders
and could only reveal that eight
people —- seven Dominicans, one
Bahamian — are currently being
held for questioning in connec-
tion with the death of Mr Taylor.

Police have no-one in custody
for the murder of Dr McDonald.

However, a source close to the
police claimed that, in addition
to the possible angle of a bur-

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glary gone wrong, authorities
were looking into a potential
“gay connection” between the
two victims and the two crimes.

In the case of the popular inte-
rior and handbag designer Harl
Taylor, Chief Supt Glen Miller,
head of CDU, told The Tribune
that of the eight people in cus-
tody, one of the seven Domini-
cans is a woman, all others,
including the Bahamian are
men.

Mr Miller added that police
are not yet at a stage where they
are able to charge any of these
persons with a crime.

The CDU chief further reiter-
ated that it is still unclear if the
two murders are connected, but
maintained that due to the prox-
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Lloyd Turnquest was
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IN EASTERN Europe during World War II, young Aron

Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by

most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust, according to Associated Press.

The Bielski brothers were acclaimed as heroes, and their
exploits were chronicled in books, a documentary and a Hol-
lywood movie coming out next year.

But now, the sole surviving Bielski brother, 80 and known
as Aron Bell, has been arrested on charges of swindling a
93-year-old woman, a Catholic survivor of the Holocaust.

_ Bell and his wife, Henryka, 58, are accused of tricking the old
*+ woman into giving them control of more than $250,000 in
various bank accounts.

According to police, the couple allegedly then convinced the
woman they were taking her on a vacation to her native
Poland, and instead put her in a nursing home there, returned
to Palm Beach and spent her money, nearly every penny.

The charges against the couple carry up to 90 years in
prison.

Bell’s attorney has strongly denied the allegations and
alleged the old woman was going senile.

HIS designer handbags
were coveted by wealthy
women, but Harl Taylor was a
controversial figure, too.

A number of celebrities,
including Oprah Winfrey, Elle
McPherson, Vanessa Williams
and Barbara Walters, own a
handbag made by the
well-known Bahamian
designer.

His classical, personalised
bags were made from sisal
straw, hand-woven and fin-
ished with carved mahogany
decorations which demanded
prices from $255 to $1,000.
Mr Taylor also designed one-
of-a-kind straw hats.

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become collectors’ items or
family heirlooms passed from
mother to daughter and pos-
sibly granddaughter.

Not only was he a Cacique
Awards recipient for his
impeccable retail sense, but
Mr Taylor used his uncanny
business acumen to help raise
funds for charity.

In the summer of 2006 Harl
Taylor Bag Company
announced his support for
the “Pink-Out for the Cure”
cancer initiative.

For this initiative he pro-
duced limited edition bags
and donated 100 per cent of
the profits to the Cancer Soci-
ety of the Bahamas.

In 2002, like many fashion
prodigies before him, Mr Tay-
lor challenged conventional
sensibilities with his “Harl
Taylor or nothing at all” ad
campaign.

The provocative full-page
advertisement featured a
nude male model holding a
Harl Taylor bag over his pri-
vate area with the words: “It’s

a Harl Taylor Bag...or nothing
at all.”

It brought strong criticism
from readers and official con-
demnation by the Bahamas
Christian Council, who
branded the campaign
“immoral”.

However, the campaign
worked and the sexy ad led
to a total sell-out of stock at
his Mountbatten House work-
shop.

Soon afterwards, the young
Bahamian entrepreneur land-
ed himself a prestigious client:
The Queen of England.

It wasn’t the last time he
found himself at the centre of
controversy.

From 2004-2005, Mr Taylor
found himself in court for

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AS AUTHORITIES con-
tinue to come to grips with
the country’s high murder
rate, police yesterday inves-
tigated two new cases — a
shooting which left a Chi-
nese man in hospital fight-
ing for his life and the

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allegedly causing harm and
damage to American Kath-
leen Dwyer, a client who was
in dispute over an unfulfilled
contract.

Ms Dwyer claimed that she
was attacked by Mr Taylor,
who caused “soft tissue
injuries, with a bruise to the
right lower leg”.

She also claimed that Tay-
lor wrecked her PDA and
sunglasses, together worth
$367.69.

The accusations arose from
an alleged. altercation
between Taylor and Mrs
Dwyer at his office in Mount-
batten House. In May, 2005,
he was acquitted of all
charges.

Mrs Dwyer, who lived at

drowning of an American
tourist just off of the shore
of New Providence.

The vacation of an elder-
ly couple from Columbus,
Ohio, took a tragic turn on
Monday afternoon, when
the 64-year-old husband
drowned shortly after
3pm.

According to police
reports, the man and his
wife were part of a diving



CELEBRITIES such as Oprah
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made by Harl Taylor

Caves Point, also sued Tay-
lor in the civil courts for
alleged breach of contract,
claiming he had taken a
$100,000 deposit for furniture
he never provided.

This litigation was never
concluded.

The fiery and flamboyant
artisan, whose handiworks
were coveted by the rich and
famous, was found murdered
at the very workshop that was
for many the centre of class,
sophistication and prestige for
New Providence.

Chinese man
fights for life
after shooting

expedition in the waters
just off New Providence.
Police said the man went
missing during the dive and
his lifeless body was dis-
covered floating nearby
shortly afterwards.
Further details about the
death were not available at
press time last night and
The Tribune was unable to
obtain more specific infor-
mation about the location

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of the incident.

Police were yesterday
also investigating the shoot-
ing and armed robbery at
Mike’s Chinese Restaurant
on Bernard Road and
Grant Street in Fox Hill.

Press liaison officer
Assistant Superintendent
Walter Evans told The Tri-
bune that a man wearing a
camouflage jacket and
armed with a chrome hand-
gun entered the restaurant
at around 11pm on Mon-
day.

Mr Evans said the man
robbed the establishment
of an undetermined amount
of money and afterwards
shot the restaurant’s 40-
year-old chef in the chest.

He said that it is unclear
at this point whether or not
the single shot was fired
intentionally.

The robber then fled the
scene, driving off in an
employee's green Ford
F150 pick-up truck.

According to witnesses,
he was seen travelling west
on Bernard Road.

The Chinese chef is “in
serious condition” in hos-
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- MURDERS: Harl Taylor, Dr Thaddeus McDonald

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Gay sex ring
may be key
to killings,

Ellis had been accused of rap-

say sources

The trial took place before Jus- :

Jury acquits
Nicaraguan
man of rape
allegations

A Nicaraguan man was acquit-
ted of rape charges in the
Supreme Court on Monday.

The jury found Ruel Ellis
Lockwood not guilty by a count
of 11-1, of the rape of a 20-year-
old Florida State University stu-
dent.
ing the young woman in the
Bahamas while onboard the Sov-
ereign of the Seas cruise ship in
March of this year.

Lockwood was represented by
lawyer Dorsey McPhee.

tice Cheryl Albury.

Snipes’ claims he
cannot get fair trial
branded haseless

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — :
Federal prosecutors said there is ;
“no basis in reality” for Wesley :
Snipes’ claims he cannot get a :
fair trial on tax evasion charges :

because of racial prejudice in
the area.

Snipes’ attorney last week
called Ocala, where the Janu- :

ary trial is set, “a hotbed of (Ku
Klux Klan) activity” in court fil-

ings. His attorney alleged pros- }

ecutors chose it to get the best
chance at an all-white jury.

“Defendant Snipes’ motion :

hurls scurrilous and baseless

accusations at the prosecution :

and citizenry of Ocala,” U.S.
Attorney Robert O’Neill wrote

a Monday filing, “in an over- :
wrought attempt to have this :
case dismissed or transferred to :

another venue.”

An October 2006 federal :

indictment charges Snipes with
fraudulently claiming refunds

totaling almost $12 million in :
1996 and 1997 for income taxes :
already paid. The 45-year-old :
star of the “Blade” trilogy and

other films also was charged

with failure to file returns from :

1999 through 2004.
Snipes’ motion sought to

have the case dismissed or :

| Ingraham urged to address nation

moved to New York.

The alleged misconduct hap-
pened in Florida’s Lake County.
The case could be handled in
either Orlando or Ocala, locat-

ed about 80 miles north of

Orlando, but prosecutors said
Ocala is appropriate because

more of Snipes’ crimes hap- }

pened in that district.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
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FRIENDS and associates are
convinced the murders of
designer Harl Taylor and acad-
emic Dr Thaddeus McDonald

!, are linked — and that a gay sex

ring could be the key to the
killings.

Academic and other sources
last night spoke of the alleged
hideous mutilation of both men,
and said the deaths were the
result of a gay relationship gone
sour, or a business deal gone
wrong.

As police kept a tight official
rein on information about the
two killings yesterday, unofti-
cial police sources spoke of an
investigation centred on
Dominicans — with an alleged
sex-for-sale business right at the
heart of the mystery.

“What we have here is not a
homicide but a homo-cide,” a
Tribune source revealed. “What
I hope now is that there is nota
cover-up because of Taylor’s
high-level connections, and
because of known gay networks
within the police force itself.”

Another source, who knew
Dr McDonald well, said: “There
is talk of a gay escort service for
older professional men, with
youths and young men aged
between 15 and 25 being offered
for their services.

“My theory is that the killings
are connected, but that business
rather than sex could be the real
issue. I feel that someone
reneged on a deal and that this
was payback time.”

Police inquiries are expected

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

WITH the official murder
count now at almost 70 for the
year, a call has gone out for
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to return from his trip to
Uganda and address nation.

The high number of con-
firmed murders — which includes

= the high-profile slayings of

designer Harl Taylor and COB
educator Dr Thaddeus McDon-
ald — yesterday prompted social
activist Paul Moss to call on both
the prime minister and Minister
of National Security Tommy
Turnquest to return immediate-
ly from the 2007 Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in Kampala, Ugan-
da.

“This is so grave that our
prime minister and minister of
national security ought to come
back to this country.

“The prime minister needs to
address this nation to tell them
to exercise restraint and calm.

“This is serious, when we have
people being killed and a lot of
notable people being killed in
such a public way, to the extent
that we may be driving away the
very tourists that come to our





“There is talk of a gay escort service
for older professional men, with youths
and young men aged between 15 and 25

being offered for their services.”



to centre on the alleged gay
lifestyles of both Mr Taylor and
Dr McDonald, and the busi-
nesses they ran — one the mak-
ing and retailing of designer
handbags, the other based on
importation of African clothing
and artefacts.

A source close to the inquiry
said: “Foreigners are under sus-
picion and being questioned,
mainly Dominicans.”

However, other sources spoke
of a gay relationship between
Mr Taylor and Dr McDonald,

and the possible fury of a third,

jealous party.

“It is understood that a birth-
day party was held earlier this
month at which there was a
scene, when a man who is said
to have left his wife and family
to be with Harl became angry
over an incident involving a
birthday cake.

“It is said that Thaddeus
offered Harl the first piece of
cake, triggering off an angry
scene, with a third man becom-
ing extremely abusive. After-
wards, I gather there were
unpleasant exchanges.”

Academic sources spoke of
Dr McDonald, 59, a $60,000-a-

shores,” Mr
Moss said yes-
terday while
speaking ata
press confer-
ence on Raw-
son Square.

Mr Moss
also suggested
that the all
Bahamians
pause for a moment of silence
to bring attention to the murder
victims and give recognition to
their families.

With the rise in violent crimes,
and particularly murders, Mr
Moss said it is now time for all
leaders — political, religious, and
community — to focus more
attention on the problem.

“We believe that this is the
time for leadership, when we
must demonstrate in every
aspect of this country, that we
will not, that we cannot continue
to have these kinds of killings
and maimings we see,” he said.
Mr Moss particularly called on
all church leaders to become
involved.

“Church leaders right now
should call for a time of prayer
across this archipelago,” he said.

Mr Moss said he would like
to see at least one hour where
the entire Bahamas comes to a

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er, as a long-time divorcee who
had shown little or no interest in
women for 20 or 30 years.

“He was very pleasant, but he
did not make any real waves at
the College of the Bahamas,
where he worked. He was well-
liked and very workmanlike but
he was non-controversial.

“He was very straightforward
and pleasant, but it seemed he
lived in two separate worlds,
one at COB, the other centred
on his business in Queen Street,
where he ran a guest-house and
an African imports business.

“I gather that this business is

part of the police investigation.
They will be looking at what
went on there in the dark
hours.”

It was at his Queen Street
home that Dr McDonald was
found dead, having apparently
been bludgeoned “beyond
recognition” with a clothing
iron.

Two days later, on Sunday
morning, Taylor, 37, was found
stabbed to death at his home,
Mountbatten House, in West
Hill Street, where he ran his
handbag business.

standstill to pray. The social
activist said that this would also
be a good time for the Ministry
of Education to institute conflict
resolution courses, not only in
high schools but also in primary
schools and pre-schools.

In addition to this, he said,
classes should stop in all public
schools for a short time to give
absolute focus to the problem
of violence and how to learn to
become “our brother’s keeper.”

Mr Moss further suggested
that the Bahamas should main-
tain Daylight Saving Time dur-
ing the winter months to allow
people to leave work and arrive
home during daylight hours.

“Some people would say that
(the time change) is an advan-
tage for us because we're in the
same timeline as New York, but
this is the Bahamas, we're not
living in New York.

The fact is we have a record
number of murders in this coun-
try and we must be seen to doing
something about this,” he said.

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Religious leaders’ unity improves peace prospects

DAYTON, Ohio — As our country pre-
pares to host the Israelis and Palestinians in
Annapolis later this year for their next round
of peace talks, it would make a lot of sense to
consider what historically helps ensure that
the leaders find a solution, and then secure it.

If there is ever to be peace in Jerusalem,
then the politicians must include and encour-
age the religious leaders of the three Abra-
hamic faiths‘in the Holy Land to take paral-
lel steps.

Longstanding political crises need local
‘spiritual leadership to prepare the way for
the necessary political sacrifices. Jawaharlal
Nehru could not have led India’s indepen-
dence without Mahatma Gandhi. Bishop
Desmond Tutu gave spiritual leadership
alongside the political leadership of Nelson
Mandela to end apartheid.

And Lyndon Johnson would never have
been able to pass, let alone sustain, a civil
rights act for the United States without the
spiritual leadership, sacrifice and authority
ot Martin Luther King Jr.

History has shown that the conflict in Israel
and Palestine cannot be solved by political
decisions alone. For 40 years there have been

‘ accords, treaties and resolutions that have

not secured peace for Israel or political free-
dom for the Palestinians.

I went to Sinai when Israel gave it back to
Egypt, and I’ve been watching the problems
increase there ever since. Politicians may rep-
resent the will of the people, but religions
represent their heart. Noticeably absent from
the White House lawn during the signing of
the Oslo Accords was any religious presence
to bless that famous handshake between the
leaders of Israel and the Palestinians.

This spiritual absence likely created a vac-
uum into which religious extremists from
both sides were able to sweep in and destroy
the handshake’s promise.

An enduring political solution in the Holy
Land.will require the participation and con-
sent of the religious leaders of Judaism, Chris-
tianity and Islam, impossible as that may
seem.

Thankfully, leadership toward that goal is
actually transpiring in the Holy Land. For
the past year, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
and I have travelled to the Holy Land to
meet with an emerging group of the top reli-
gious leaders. Those leaders have begun
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They are now going public with their mes-
sage.

This month, in Washington, we hosted the
two chief rabbis of Israel, the patriarchs of
Jerusalem, the top Islamic religious leaders of
the Palestinian Authority, and many of their
colleagues. Here these 15 men met tor three
days to share with American religious and
political leaders their commitment to peace in
the Holy Land and the steps they are taking
to prepare the way for their political leaders.

' This Council of Religious Leaders is com-
mitted to religious freedom, access to holy
sites, anti-defamation, promoting education
for religious tolerance and the creation of a
“hot line” to diffuse religious tension that
might lead to violence. They are also com-
mitted to consider a reasonable solution for
Jerusalem. They do not seek to create the
political solutions themselves, only the envi-
ronment in which those solutions can be
found and then secured.

The collective weight of their moral author-
ity ought to be received as a peace offering to
the current administrations in Israel and
Palestine, and to the Quartet (the United
States, France, Russia and the United
Nations), which has worked as a group on
some Mideast issues.

Religion has so often been misused histor-
ically to justify war. Yet now the religious
leaders of Israel and Palestine stand togeth-
er to offer themselves and their religious
authority as partners for peace.

Never before in the history of Jerusalem
have the leaders of these institutions come
together in this way. As one member of the
delegation noted, “This is both pathetic and
amazing; pathetic that it has not happened
sooner, and amazing that it is happening
now.”

This newly found unity ought to be
embraced, supported and strengthened for
its potential to ease the burden of political
sacrifice that must come by the people of the
Holy Land if anything significant is going to
come from Annapolis.

(This article was written by former Con-
gressman Tony Hall. Working with the
blessing of Secretary of State Condoleezza

Rice, Mr Hall has helped convene a coali-

tion of leading Jewish, Christian and Mus-

lim leaders to work for peace in the Middle

East — Cox News Service).





















PERHAPS, I have been
the individual most critical
of the developers of
Bahamia Sub-Division in
recent years for their lack
of attention paid to the
upgrade and maintenance
of this “premier upper class
housing community”.

I was so disgusted with

‘them for not adhering to

our complaints and their
insensitivity toward our
concerns, a couple of years
ago, that I initiated the for-
mation of a group to spear-
head an owners association
to try and legally wrestle
the oversight of the sub-
division from them, but we
failed in our efforts as Mr
Fred Smith, who headed
their legal team, made sure
we didn’t succeed by insist-
ing that we had to show
that we had the support of
60 per cent of the proper-
ty owners.

This, we understood, was
a prerequisite, in law, for
forming any home owners
association and so Mr
Smith was correct with his
advice.

We couldn’t form an
Association, of course,
because we didn’t know
who the owners were or
how to contact them.

Bahamia Service Co, on
advice of counsel I am
sure, refused to give us the
names and addresses and
in the end we had to aban-
don our efforts, reluctantly.

That was then and this is
now; the hurricanes swept
away the former develop-
ers with all their bad atti-
tudes and replaced them
with a group which, appar-
ently, has a clear vision and
a set of high standards for
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what they are doing; we
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nances and observe all of
them — like no living in
unfurnished houses or
shacks built on your prop-
erty and no hanging out
clothes to dry, exposed to
the public, on your prop-
erty, etc.

I appeal to the new
developers to provide play-
ground and park facilities
where the kids can play

give us back our Bahami-
an Beach Club which I am
told the former owners
may have acquired and
sold illegally. Home own-
ers and residents need a
place where we can gather

and get to know our neigh- .

bours. I am told that
Bahamian Beach Club and
the grounds it was built on,
were provided, originally,
for that purpose; please
give it back to us.

FORRESTER J
CARROLL JP
Freeport,

Grand Bahama,
Bahamas.
November 12, 2007.

Asking questions
of our leaders

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM requesting that this letter be published in your newspaper
whenever you might have an opening, so that the leaders of this
country can hear the voice of one youth who is frustrated by their
actions.

As I read and listened to the news over the past few days, I
must say, as a 22-year-old Bahamian male, I am deeply saddened
with the character of our leaders. There is a backlog of court cas-
es, increasing murder rates, low tourism figures, families in crisis and
the list goes on, and our leaders are wasting time in our parliament,
arguing over petty things!

Are these the same men and women who come and knock on my
door and tell me to vote, so that I may be heard, and they act in this
manner once power is given to them?

I ask, why do I vote?

Is this the system that is running our country?

Why do you abuse the system of freedom, to the peril of the
Bahamian people? Why leaders, do I ask? Yes, you do have the
legal right, but is it necessary to waste time over foolish things
which can be settled at a later time? Where are your priorities? Do
you even know what that word means? Look it up, please!

What example are you setting for me?

The Bahamian people should not be punished for the personal :

vendettas of our politicians! *

Leaders, when will you change? When will grown men lead our
country? When will we have mature men sitting on both sides of the
political arena?

Leaders, our country suffers because of you? The road that we
are on as a people, you placed us, all of you, FNM and PLP. Where
are you taking us? What mess am I going to have to clean up
behind you as an up and coming leader? Do you even care?

Leaders, I, one voice that you asked to vote in your favour, say
to you, that I cast a vote of no confidence in all of you, you have all
let me down perpetually, I see no progress under any of your lead-
erships only steps back. I see no reason, no purpose to vote for any
of you to hold the reigns that drive this country.

My dream is to put this entire current system into the flames of
history so that we as a people can move forward finally. I hope that

some day before your glory days of power end, that you may see.

what true leadership is.

AN ELEMENT OF CHANGE
Nassau,
November 16, 2007.

Proud to see
Devard Darling’s
breakout game

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS A fan of American football, I was extremely proud to see
a son of the soil, Devard Darling have a breakout game this past
Sunday.

Hearing his name mentioned in the post game highlights
made me feel so proud to be a Bahamian. It’s been a long time
coming for Devard who has seen the first three years of his
young career in the NFL plagued by injuries.

On Sunday Devard had the best offence performance of the
Baltimore Ravens team, a feat which should be applauded. I am
certain that his performance this past Sunday has caught the eyes
of his coaches who should opt to feature him more prominent-
ly in the offence as it is my belief that he could be the best wide
receiver on the team if given the opportunity.

Like my grandmother used to say, “Nothing in this life comes
easy.”

It certainly hasn’t been an easy road for Devard, but judging
by his performance this past Sunday, his future in the NFL
certainly looks brighter.

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om brief Mitchell: FNM has done little to’

Cricket coach's
final e-mail to
wife released
at inquest

into his death

@ KINGSTON, Jamaica

~ CRICKET coach Bob
Woolmer was a “little
depressed” following his
team’s ouster from the World
Cup but he was looking for-
ward to going home, accord-
ing to an e-mail released
Monday that may have been
his final words before his sur-
prise death, according to
Associated Press.

A police official read the
e-mail to jurors in the inquest
into the death of Woolmer,
who was found sprawled on
the bathroom floor of his
Kingston hotel room on the
morning of March 18, a day
after his Pakistan team was
upset by Ireland.

Sent hours before his body
was found, the message was
to his wife, Gill, in Cape
Town, South Africa.

“Hi, darling, feeling a little
depressed currently as you
might imagine,” the note
begins.

Woolmer, who was a high-
ly regarded player in Eng-
land, then went on to critique
the performance of his team
in the World Cup, which was
being held in the Caribbean.

“Our batting performance
was abysmal and my worse
fears were realised,” he
wrote. “I could tell the play-
ers were for some reason not
able to fire themselves up.”

The coach said he was
relieved that at least he would
not have to travel to Guyana
for the next round in the tour-
nament and looked forward
to seeing his family back
home in South Africa.

“I hope your day was bet-
ter but I doubt it as you were
probably watching! Not much
more to add I am afraid but I
still love you lots,” he wrote.

Woolmer’s death set off a
globe-spanning criminal
investigation after a Jamaican
government coroner report-
plea &

Jamaican police called off
their probe in June after three
foreign pathologists conclud-
ed the 58-year-old coach died
from natural causes, most
likely heart disease.

Antigua: Official
Calls for fresh
ways to hoost
economy
during Internet
gaming hattle

HST. JOHN’S, Antigua

ANTIGUA and Barbuda’s
governor general said the tiny
Caribbean nation must finds
ways to invigorate its fragile
economy while it remains locked
in a long-running trade battle
with the United States over
Internet gambling, according to
Associated Press.

Governor General Dame
Louise Lake-Tack, during a
Monday address to a sitting of
Parliament’s upper and lower
houses, said the Caribbean
nation’s government has to
quickly identify viable ways of
earning more revenue while the
U.S. Internet gaming ban con-
tinues.

The government should
launch “innovative incentive
schemes” to develop local busi-
nesses and lure outside compa-
nies, said Lake-Tack, who rep-
resents the queen in the former
British colony and performs
mostly ceremonial functions like
convening and dismissing the
legislature.

Antigua accuses the U.S. of
crippling its gaming industry by
effectively banning Americans
from placing online bets with

gambling operators in the :

Caribbean nation.

The U.S. Congress last year
barred American banks and
credit card companies from pro-
cessing payments made to online
and offshore gambling opera-
tors, denying the international
gaming industry access to a
lucrative U.S. market.

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

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Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT —- The FNM
administration has done little
during its six months in office
to help jump-start the
Freeport economy, PLP MP
Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

“The PLP has already
issued a general statement
about our concerns on the
state of the economy. The
concern is raised doubly here
in Freeport where it appears
that the FNM administration
in its six months in office
have done little if anything
to help get this economy
going again.

“Whatever you have seen
of late — whether from Asso-
ciated Grocers, the payment
of the fund to the former
workers of Royal Oasis, the
conclusion of the Harcourt
deal — were all matters start-
ed on the PLP’s watch and
for which the country
ought to put on the PLP’s
account.

"It is now time for the
FNM to do something to
help this economy, he said.

Mr Mitchell, the MP for
Fox Hill, was speaking at a
press conference at the Pro-

gressive Liberal Party head-

quarters in Freeport.

He stressed that the pro-
posed Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) and a



“The concern is raised doubly
here in Freeport where it
appears that the FNM
administration in its six
months in office have done
little if anything to help get
this economy going again.”



trade deal between Europe
and the African Caribbean
Pacific states (ACP) will help
to the enhance Freeport as
a centre for trade in the
Bahamas, as well as ensure
the Bahamas’ competitive-
ness as a country.

Mr Mitchell said that the
operations of Polymers
International in Freeport
could be “jeopardised” if the
Bahamas fails to sign on to
the EPA with the European
Union.

“Anything that makes this
plant less profitable or less
likely to succeed jeopardis-
es the continuance of that
business in Grand Bahama.
There are 88 people
employed at Polymers and
we would not want to do
anything to jeopardise that
plant,” said Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell said that the

Educators given checklist
for a strategic literacy

. plan for the Bahamas

ed ‘the coach had been stran- ?

DR GERTRUDE TINKER-SACHS, a veteran Bahamian
educator who serves as an associate professor at Georgia State
University, said a strategic literacy plan for the Bahamas “must
be a shared vision, and must come from who we are as a peo-
ple”.

She was speaking to delegates attending a literacy stake-
holders meeting organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture and the Organisation of American States
(OAS).

Dr Tinker-Sachs encouraged educators not to look outside of
the Bahamas for a strategic literacy plan, since other coun-
tries’ best practices may not be the best for the Bahamas.

She recommended that there be town meetings throughout
the length and breadth of the Bahamas to achieve a shared-
vision, and a document that is meaningful and addresses the con-
cerns of all stakeholders.

She cautioned against “top down” documents, which, like
most decisions that originate from a management only point-of-
view, never achieve their intended purpose.

The visiting professor said the plan should not only reflect the
experiences of middle-class Bahamians, but include persons at
every level regardless of their socio-economic cultural back-
ground.

In defining literacy, Dr Tinker-Sachs said that we must adopt
as a broad definition as possible to include all forms of literacy,
and move away from seeing literacy as just simply reading,
writing, counting.

She said that a broader definition of literacy encompasses
reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualising and visually
representing things and ideas.

Strategies

Dr Tinker-Sachs was the keynote speaker at the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture/ OAS sponsored meet-
ing entitled “In-service training for public school teachers in key
strategies for improving literacy in schools”, which will initial-
ly train 150 professionals in workshops as master trainers.

These master trainers will later be responsible for ensuring
that around 4,000 educators in the public education system
acquire training in key literacy strategies. The organisers say they
expect that this initiative will greatly assist public school students
in improving their literacy skills.

Dr Tinker-Sachs is a well known name in Bahamian acade-
mics, who served as the host of the television show, “It’s Aca-
demic”, and has taught at both secondary and primary levels.

She has taught pre-service and in-service teachers of English
at the graduate and undergraduate levels for 12 years at the
Hong Kong Institute of Education (formerly the institute of Lan-
guage in Education) and the City University of Hong Kong.

She earned her doctorate degree in education at Ontario
Institute for Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr Tinker-Sachs said one important component of the plan
must be allowing teachers, time to develop their creativity.

She stated that teachers who are exposed to other cultures and
travel abroad are able to bring new perspectives into the class-
room.

Other factors that Dr Tinker-Sachs identified as necessary for
a blueprint on literacy were a parity between technical and
academic education; inclusion of the large immigrant population;
the need for more and better libraries; and a curriculum that is
less rigid and which aligns it self with the needs of today’s soci-
ety.

In addressing the issues of libraries, Dr Tinker-Sachs, who
hails from Bain Town, shared her experience as a young girl
walking to the library and always selecting the “fattest book with
a certain smell” to read.

She said that on a recent visit to the same library, she saw that
the books are still the same, adding that the way libraries are
treated today is one of the biggest crimes against the Bahami-
an people.

PLP MP Fred Mitchell

PLP’s issue is that the FNM
does not seem to be engaged
with the proposed deal, and
does not seem to be taking
the process seriously.

He noted that the govern-
ment missed one of the
meetings at the political lev-
el, and there was “a dearth of
information” released about
whether or not they had
actually attended other
meetings at either the politi-
cal or the technical level.

“Now that they are at the
table we think it is fine if
government agrees to get it
postponed once the
Bahamas’ position is pro-
tected.

"If they can do a goods
only deal as they said yester-
day, that’s fine too once the
Bahamas position is protect-
ed. But, we need them to be
at the table, we don’t need
them to be away from the
table.

“T would urge the business
community here in Freeport
to continue to hold the gov-
ernment’s feet to the fire on
this,” he said.

Mr Mitchell also. empha-
sised that continued duty
free trade with Europe will
ensure the ongoing competi-
tiveness of the Bahamas as

jump-start Freeport economy

a country.

According to the PLP MP,
the Bahamas exported $60
million worth of crawfish
duty free into European
markets last year.

He said Bahamian craw-
fish would be subject to duty
once the Contonou Agree-
ment between the ACP
group of countries and the
European Union expires on
the December 31.

If this happens, Mr
Mitchell said Bahamian
crawfish would no longer. be
competitive and the coun-
try’s economy would be
adversely affected.

“When you consider from
estimates we heard, the fish-
ing industry employs some
20,000 people.

“That is the size of the
public service and-that is a



major sector in the economy
that could be adversely
affected if crawfish is no
longer able to enter the
European market duty free,”
he said.

“So we are seriously con-
cerned about it because at
this time it being said that
the market for Bahamian
crawfish has gone soft in the
US which would be our alter-
native market.”

The former cabinet minis-
ter said that the waiver
granted by the World Trade
Organisation which allows
continuance of one way pref-
erence entry into the Euro-
pean markets is unlikely to
be renewed.

He also said that the Euro-
pean Union has indicated
that it will not seek an exten-
sion of the deal.

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ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Laing calls for
concise plan
to fight crime
in financial
services





@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON

MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing urged
regional compliance officers to
devise a concise plan of action
in fighting criminal activities
within the financial services sec-
tor.

He was addressing the fourth
annual Caribbean Regional
Compliance Association Con-
ference (CRCA), organised in
conjunction with the Bahamas
Association of Compliance
Officers and at the British Colo-
nial Hilton on Monday.

The financial professionals
met to discuss ways to improve
the financial services sector in
their respective countries, and
address global challenges.

“Do not fall prey to illicit
activities. Our financial institu-
tions deserve better. Our coun-
tries deserve better. Our regions
deserve better. Our world
deserves better,” Mr Laing said.

He noted that business trans-
actions have come a long way
from exchanging goods for
goods and goods for services.
Now, exchanges are done with
an agreed monetary instrument.

“Persons who came into pos-
session of this new valuable
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Mr Laing said, both positives
and negatives have been creat-
ed out of this situation — in that
while banks and other financial
institutions have been estab-
lished on honorable principles,
criminals recognised a means
through which they could
advance their illicit activities.

“Regrettably, there are per-
sons who have no reservations
engaging in financial crimes —
two of which are the financing
of terrorism and money laun-
dering,” Mr Laing said.

Challenging them not to fall
victims to the would-be money
launderer, he said, “1 call on
each of you do to your part to
slay the giant of financial crime,
or at least keep it out of your
financial institution.”

He also advised that not only
should compliance officers
know the meaning of acronyms
of financial institutions, they
must be aware of what is
required of each entity, as well
as their respective institutions.

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Lectures on business empowerment
to continue on Thursday at College

m By GLADSTONE THURSTON



TWO professors and a business consul-
tant will share the podium as BAIC’s lec-
ture series on business empowerment con-
tinues on Thursday.

The lectures will take place at 7pm at the
College of the Bahamas’ Tourism Train-
ing Centre.

Assistant professors in COB’s School of
Business Michael Rolle and Dudrick
Edwards, along with Glen Ferguson of
Comprehensive Consulting Services will
speak on marketing and e-commerce.

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PRESIDENT of the College of The Bahamas Janyne Hodder speaks at a
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November 19, 2007. Dr McDonald was an Associate Professor and Dean
of the Faculty of Social and Educational Studies. The institution’s Coun-
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“This is all part of our mandate to pro-
mote, encourage and facilitate business
development in the Bahamas.”

Held in conjunction with the College of
the Bahamas, the sessions are open to the
public and are free of charge. They contin-
ue weekly through November 29.

“The purpose of these seminars is to pro-
vide potential, budding and existing entre-
preneurs and business persons with a broad
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strategies, best practices, and real life busi-
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Cuba's ruling
Council of State
calls elections
critical to Fidel
Castro's future

@ HAVANA

CUBA announced Tues-
day it has set Jan. 20 for
national elections that are
part of the process of deter-
mining whether ailing leader
Fidel Castro continues as
president, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

The ruling, signed by inter-
im leader Raul Castro and
read on state television, set
the date for elections to
provincial and national
assemblies — voting that is
held every five years.

There was no explicit men-
tion of Fidel Castro, but the
81-year-old leader of the
Cuban Revolution must be
re-elected to the national par-
liament before he could
repeat as president of the
Council of State to remain in
full power.

Raul, 76, is the council’s
first vice president

The January elections
come almost 18 months atter
the elder Castro stepped
aside on July 31, 2006,
because of emergency intesti-
nal surgery, provisionally ced-
ing his functions to his broth-
er and a team of other top
leaders.

He has not been seen in
public since, appearing only
in official photographs and
videos and regularly writing
essays with mostly interna-
tional themes.

The parliament, known in
Cuba as the National Assem-
bly, elects a new council
every five years, several
weeks after deputies are
elected. It was not announced
when the new National
Assembly would meet for the
first time to renew the top
council members.

Cuba’s constitution calls
for the council’s first vice
president, currently Raul
Castro, to fill the presidential
slot when vacated. Fidel,
Cuba’s unchallenged leader
since 1959, held the council
presidency since its 1976 cre-
ation.

Phil Peters, a Cuba analyst
with the pro-democracy Lex-
ington think tank outside
Washington, said January’s
vote would be “an election
with real suspense.”

“If (Fidel) doesn’t put his
name on the ballot he is
effectively resigning,” Peters
said.

However, even if Castro
relinquishes the presidency,
he could still play a key role
in the nation’s leadership in
his current position as Com-
munist Party general secre-
tary — arguably a more polit-
ically powerful job — or in a
new emeritus position.

Vicki Huddleston, Ameri-
ca’s top diplomat in Cuba
from 1999-2001, said it
seemed likely Raul Castro
would be Cuba’s next Council
of State president.

“Very few people imagine
that Fidel will return to pow-
er in an active position,” said
Huddleston.

Cuba recently held the first
round of its election process,
with more than 8.1 million
voters — 95 percent of those
registered — casting ballots
in late October to elect more
than 12,000 delegates to 169
municipal assemblies across
the island.

Those assemblies are now
choosing candidates for
provincial and national
assembly seats.

Anyone 16 or older can
vote in Cuba and casting a
ballot is not mandatory.
Membership in the Commu-
nist Party — the only legal
political party on the island
— also is not required.

Small dissident groups —
which are tolerated but dis-
missed by Cuba’s government
as mercenaries of the United
States — boycotted the
municipal elections.

Detractors of Cuba’s elec-
toral process complain the
country’s president is not
directly elected by citizens
and say voters feel heavy
pressure to support pro-gov-
ernment candidates.

“The current Electoral
Law, marked by a totalitarian
character, does not guarantee
the elemental right of citizens
to freely elect people who
represent programs or pro-
posals that differ from those
of the only party that has gov-
erned for more than four
decades,” dissident Vladimiro
Roca wrote earlier this week
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ACTING Minister of
National Security Senator
Elma Campbell told a crime
symposium on Monday that
neighbourhood community
policing is making headway in
the fight against crime and fear
of crime.

“Respect for the rights of
victims and basic services to
victims of crime are firmly on
the agenda, supported by the
newly established Royal
Bahamas Police Force Victims
Support Unit,” said Senator
Campbell, who is also the Min-
ister of State for Immigration
in the Ministry of National
Security.

The police detection rates,
particularly for murder, are
very high, standing at 68 per
cent in New Providence, 75 per
cent in Grand Bahama; and 100
per cent in the Family Islands,
she said.

The senator was addressing
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s Third Annual Preven-
tion Seminar at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Conter-
ence Centre on East Street.
The one-day event was held
under the theme: “Overcom-
ing and preventing crime”.

“We will be looking to all
stakeholders, including the
Chamber of Commerce, for
further support, now that we
are in the implementation
phase of the outcome of the
National Assembly on Crime,”
she said.

The information, business
and personal security seminar
is a co-ordinated effort
between the chamber, the
police force and Crime Stop-
pers Bahamas. The event drew
persons from all sectors of the
business community, who
heard from several speakers on
many aspects of crime preven-
tion.

“We must, as individuals,
communities and country,
reclaim hope, love, unity,
togetherness and godliness, key
concepts in our national




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anthem, if we are to break this
cycle of crime and criminality,
and particularly violent crime
in our Bahamas,” Senator
Campbell said.

~We recognise a partnership
that appreciates that the time
for inaction is passed, and that
the time for positive and deci-
sive action ts here.”

Inaction, she said, will not
address the unacceptably high
crime rate in the Bahamas, nor
reduce the long list of crimes
with which the police force
contends on a daily basis
trom murder to vehicle theft,
rape, burglary, fraud and cor-
ruption.

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or reverse our very disturbing



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crime trends, particularly our
murder rate, cited not only
here in the Bahamas, but at the
regional and global level as
well,” the senator said.

“Inaction will not address
the reality that, should crime
and criminality, and particu-
larly violent crime, continue at
such unacceptable rates,
investors and tourists alike will
be driven away, seriously
impacting development in our
service-based economy,” she
said.

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gent viewpoints on what to do
about crime and criminality in
the Bahamas, the senator not-
ed.

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ing debate on the imposition
of the death penalty and,

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the upward spiralling of the
crime of murder, it should or
should not be imposed,” she
said. “Such matters and others

including bail and remand —
must be followed in accordance
with the law, and in the con-
text of ongoing initiatives to
address challenges to the crim-
inal justice system.”

The senator emphasised,
however, that there is more
that unites Bahamians in con-
fronting crime and criminality
than separates them.

She noted that there is broad
agreement that the rise in
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past three and a half decades
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traditional values and institu-
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built.

“Advancement in communi-
cations, in particular, has
brought untold benefits.
Regrettably, it has also beamed
violence and deviant behaviour
into our homes on a daily
basis,” the senator said, adding
that too many young people
emulate deviant behaviour
shown on TV.

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_ Simpson saga is all about money _

Then something went terri-
bly wrong, and I know what
happened, but 1 can't tell you

exactly how... The whole front of

me was covered in blood, but it
didn't compute... Any moment
now I would wake up at home,
in my own bed." -- O J Simpson,
If 1 Did It.

just closed the cover of

[= of the most bizarre

books that has ever been
published.

Former football star O J
Simpson was acquitted a dozen
years ago of killing his ex-wife,
Nicole, and her friend Ron
Goldman, with a knife. The case
was watched by millions around
the world, and it polarised racial
emotions in the US like no oth-
er before or since — something
that has puzzled blacks and
whites equally, given Simpson's
willing identification with white
society.

The following comments are
instructive:

"For many, Simpson’s not-
guilty verdict was perceived as a
victory that far too few blacks
accused of crimes — particular-
ly those with smaller bank
accounts and less fame than
Simpson — were given the
opportunity to have." - Black-
americanweb.com

"{In] the trial, everything is
about race. Black people deal
with race everyday. Whites who
said it's not a trial about race
speak that way because they
haven't been on the receiving
end of injustices at the hands
of a white person," - Marc
Watts, a black reporter.

"(Cochran, Simpson's lead
lawyer) suggests that racism
ought to be the most important
thing that anyone of us ought
to listen to in this court ... and
set his murdering client free." -
Fred Goldman, father of one of
the victims.

And at a barbershop in Los
Angeles 10 years after the trial,
the PBS investigative show,
Frontline, determined that none

LARRY SMITH



“The original Simpson trial
may have been the most-
watched event in television

history, but it signified noth-

ing. And Simpson’s life since
the trial proves it. His pathetic
and bizarre “confession” will
end up as his true legacy.”



of the black customers believed
that Simpson was innocent. But
they did agree that the police
behaved as expected: "They
framed a guilty man — that's
all it was," said the barber.

A year after the aquittal, a
civil trial was launched by
the Goldman and Brown fami-
lies charging Simpson with caus-
ing wrongful death. In early
1997 Simpson was unanimously
found guilty and the jury award-
ed the two grieving families $19
million in damages.

The civil jury took six days to
make a decision after a four-
month trial. That compared to
the five hours it took the crimi-
nal court jury to decide on a
verdict after over nine months
of testimony a year or two ear-
lier.

But Simpson said he was
broke — aside from a $25,000 a
month pension that the court
couldn't touch. And then he
moved to Florida where the law
protects his assets from being
seized to pay damages. "They
can't touch my earnings here.
And it will be a cold day in hell

. before I pay a.penny," he was

Paradise Island

quoted as saying recently.
According to news
reports, being found liable tor
the deaths of two people and
making millions aren't mutual-
ly exclusive in the US. Simpson
made nearly $400,000 from his
NFL pensions every year from
2003 to 2005, for a total of $1.2
million, and even earned
$50,000 from "appearances,"
according to tax returns.

| he bizarre book we
referred to earlier was

another attempt to earn money.
It is actually Simpson's confes-
sion — hypothetically speaking
that is. And it is made even
more bizarre by the fact that it
was published by the Goldman
family. Released only two
months ago the book has soared
to the top of Amazon's best-
seller list. It's called, Jf J Did it:
Confessions of the Killer.

In his introduction, Fred
Goldman explains his motives
for continuing to hound Simp-
son: "It is about taking from
him, it's about making him feel
the impact of what he did. It's
about hitting him where it hurts

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is not about revenge, and we
are not going to apoplogise for
wanting him to feel a tenth of
what we feel every day....Sadly
we have been unsuccessful —
until now."

The whole idea of the book
was to cash in on Simpson's val-
ue as a celebrity "murderer" (or
wrongful death causer). When
Harper Collins paid Simpson
upwards of $1 million as an
advance, the Goldman family
launched a massive campaign
to stop publication.

They complained that Simp-
son's income and assets were
protected from the civil judg-
ment they won. "He has estab-
lished companies in the names
of his children to serve as 'pass-
throughs' for his own gain. He
has completely taken advantage
of the system and manipulates it
to avoid paying...He is virtually
untouchable."

All that negative publicity
led the publisher to pull the
book. And the Goldmans even-
tually won the rights to /f 7 Did
/t after a bankruptcy court ruled
that the Simpson family com-
pany that owned the book was
“a sham formed to perpetuate a
fraud".

The Goldmans then decid-
ed to publish the 60,000-word
manuscript themselves, with
part proceeds going to the new-

NEVER ENDING SAGA: OJ Simpson in a cou




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ly formed Ron Goldman Foun-
dation for Justice, a victims
tights group. "There is no
doubt in our minds that this
book was originally written so
that (Simpson) could finally tell
his side of what happened,"
Goldman says,in his introduc-
tion. "For us the hardest part
of reading this book was hear-
ing him. talk about that
night....nothing prepares you for
hearing it straight from his
mouth."

He Collins, the
original publisher,

had hired a former journalist
named Pablo Fenjves to inter-
view Simpson and ghost write
an account of what might have
happened on the night of the
murders: "I was being given an
opportunity to sit in a room

with Simpson. and listen to his:

confession, or an ersatz version
ot his confession," Fenjves said.

After days listening to Simp-
son's story Fenjves had a draft
ready for review in a few weeks.
Simpson signed off on the man-

_uscript and the interview tapes

were turned over to him — nev-
er to be seen again. But once
the Goldmans won the rights to
publication Simpson declared
that the book was a fiction cre-
ated by the ghostwriter.

"O J read the book, his book;
several times," Fenjves respond-

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ed. "I made every change he
asked for, and he signed off on
it. It's his book...Judge for your-

self."

In Simpson's account he is
the loving father and long-suf-
fering husband, while Nicole
was nothing more than a bi-
polar bitch on wheels whose
drug use and sex life eventually
spun out of control. This is
despite the fact that police had
been called to the Simpson
house at least nine times over
the years to sort out dcmestic
arguments in which he was the
villain.

As one reviewer put it, the
book's "hypothetical" scenario
allows Simpson to have it both
ways — to put himself at the
crime scene with motive and
opportunity, yet dissociate him-
self from the actual:murders, as
if they: somehow: committed
themselves while he happenéd
to be there holding a knife.

Ironically, Simpson starred in
the crime news again in Sep-
tember when he was implicated
in an armed robbery at a Las
Vegas hotel trying to retrieve
allegedly stolen memorabilia
that belonged to him from a
guest's room.

Last month, two of his com-
panions in that escapade plead-
ed guilty and accepted a plea
deal to testify against him. And
it was announced a week ago
that Simpson and two oth-
ers will stand trial on 12 criminal
counts, including robbery,
assault with a deadly weapon,
conspiracy, kidnapping and bur-
glary.

But the never-ending Simp-
son saga has long ceased to be
about law and order or justice
or race relations. It's all about
money and voyeurs being
served up a special brand of
entertainment. The original
Simpson trial may have been
the most-watched event in tele-
vision history, but it signified
nothing. And Simpson's life
since the trial proves it. His
pathetic and bizarre "confes-
sion" will end up as his true
legacy.

What do you think? Send com-
ments to larry@tribunemedia.net, mail
to: larry@tribunemedia.net. Or visit
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(L TO R): Katanga Armbrister-Johnson, new junior minister of tourism and first place winner, Tarran Lewis, second place winner; Precious Bethel,

third place winner.



Young Bahamian
‘making history’ at
McGill University

YOUNG Bahamian Kalid Hassan has been
chosen by the prestigious McGill University
as one of its “history makers” as part of an
ambitious fundraising programme.

Campaign McGill seeks to raise funds to fur-
ther progress in a number of areas. including:
wellness, prosperity, science and technology.
environmental sustainability and civil society.
_ In an effort to highlight the achievements
of university in these areas, 18 “history makers”
have been selected this year from among the
student body and faculty.

Some of the other history makers hail from
Eastern Europe. the Middle East and Africa.

At 19 years old, Khalid has already accom-
plished what most young persons only dream
about Graduating from St John’s College in
2005 with eight As in the BGCSE examina-
tions, Khalid was recognised by the Ministry of
Education as the top, and only male student in
the Bahamas, to achieve this standard that
year.

At home, Khalid participated in the pro-
gramme sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Club
under the direction of Dr Judson Eneas as well
as that for top male students by Phi Beta Kap-
pa.

In both of these programmes Khalid received
high recognition. Having entered McGill at
age 17, Khalid was quickly recognised by the
university as an exceptional student and young
man. /

He was invited to participate as the vice pres-

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ident for finance in the Caribbean Students
Association and to become a member of the
external committee for student atlairs of the
Golden Key Honours Society.

A member of Transfiguration Baptist
Church, Khalid’s motto is that he can do ail
things through Christ who strengthens, com-
forts, guides, protects and opens the doors to

‘the-unlimited possibilities.

He said of McGill: “It is a once is a life time
opportunity that has expanded my mind, spir-
it and tested every tacet of my being only to
show that those who truly rely on God, can
succeed at whatever they put their heart into,
with God's help”

Pursuing a bachelor of science degree
through a major in physiology, Khalid always
tries to maintain a cumulative GPA above 3.9.

He is proudly following a family tradition in
attending McGill.

He follows in the footsteps of his Uncles,
Dr Patrick Roberts. internationally acclaimed
pediatrician; theologian and philanthropist
Oscar Johnson, Jr; Dr Daniel M D Johnson: his
aunt, Josée Johnson; cousin, Laura Anne Johin-
son and his mother, Cathleen Hassan.

Currently attending McGill with Khalid is
his cousin, Ashley Johnson.

There are many Bahamians— and

non-Bahamians living in the Bahamas, .

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THE Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation has
selected a new junior minister
of tourism.

The choice was made through
the ministry’s Industry Train-
ing and Education Department,
which held speech competition
finals.

_The results of the competi-
tion led to the selection of
Katanga Armbrister-Johnson as
the new junior minister of
tourism.

The event was moderated by
outgoing junior minister,
Rashad Rolle.

Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Tourism Archie
Nairn gave encouraging words



ARCHIE NAIRN, Permanent Sacra Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
and Aviation addressing those gathered for the competition

New junior minister
of tourism selected

participated in the competition,
speaking on the very topic on
which they wrote their speech-
es: “The next generation —
learning from the past and
preparing for the future.”

Mr Nairn told the students
that “in order to do better and
be better than before, it’s essen-
tial to learn from our histories,
from our past experiences — be
they successes or failures.”

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for ourselves and our familics,
and for our nation’s greatest
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to-face with the issues that
plague us and insist that we
refine our product and address
those issues in earnest,” Mr

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tlandles Inter-Library loan requests.

Assists with the delivery of Bibliographic Instructional programmes.

Provides group and individual tours of the unit/library.

Assists patrons with the use of computers and other related electronic services
available.

Assists in the development of projects for the making of the library and its resources.
Conducts training for Library Assistants on operational procedures.

Attends library meetings.

Serves on College wide committees

Participates in library projects

Drafts letters, reports, proposals as requested.

Recommends resources for acquisitions

Any other duties which may be assigned.

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II

QUALIFICATIONS: Normally a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent in relevant area,
OR for a technical/vocational or craft area, satisfactory completion of a recognized or
acceptable programme of training at the craft level, AND have at least ten (10) j years of
experience working in the craft area, OR have a trained Teacher’s Certificate with
specialization i in the relevant craft area, PLUS at least six (6) years of teaching experience
in the area.

SALARY SCALE: SPS-5 $24,580 x $700 - $35,780

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest along with a completed application
form and an up-to-date resume to the address below by December 6, 2007:

s in their appraisal.

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The Director
Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field
P.O, Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Or to hrapply@cob.edu.bs

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FROM page one
Works, on October 16, to air their concerns
over the project, they have yet to receive a
response as to what action may be taken
despite allegedly being assured they would do
so within two weeks.

Homeowners claim the rate of construction
on the plaza appears to have escalated since
that time, potentially making it harder tor
any adjustments to the project to be made.

Yesterday, permanent secretary Colin Hig-
gs - who received residents’ initial letter about
the matter - said it was in the hands of the rel-
evant agency: the town planning commitice.

Contacted that afternoon, committee chait-
man Mr ‘Turnquest said that the residents’
concerms are “very important” io the com-
mittee.

“TL anticipate that at the next committee
meeting...there’ll be further discussions on
that,” he said, adding: “(Director of Town
Planning, Michael Major) was given some
directives and things to check out and that’s
really where the matter is right now.”

Mr Turnquest pointed out that the devel-
oper has all of the necessary approvais, as
provided by the former town planning com-
mittee under the previous government, and
the new commitiee “support that.”

He continued, however: “There were some
things that they have asked us to address,
that we are looking into with that developer
— if we can get some concessions in connec-
tion with these things I'd be pleased to do
whatever we can.”

It is just this which residents claim the com-
mittee is taking too long over.

“Whatever corrective action is needed:
please look into it. We need to have some
security,” said resident Angelita Bethel yes-
terday,

Community members state that they are
not in any way against “progress”, and are ful-
ly aware that the site is a prime commercial
zone, but believe that the building is simply

LOCAL NEWS

Historic community

(00 large and liable to overwhelm the quaint
community.

“We just don't want progress to come at
the price of dpstroying our homes and
neighbourhood,” satd resident Terri Dug-
gan,

She says the cight well-kept homes — some
of which are close to L00 years old and have
been occupied by the same tamilics for gen-
erations — are a part of Bahamian culture
and history and should be celebrated rather
than coming under attack from over-zealous
new developments.

“Originally | didn’t have these concerns,
said resident Angelita Bethel, “but when we
physically saw the structure it was like
‘hey, watt a minute...there’s no space for park-
ing.”

She added: “It appears to us that our 20-
foot access road is being incorporated into
this development.”

They want town planning to intervene and
cause the developer to ensure that parking
does not overflow on to their narrow access
road, and that generator, garbage and air-
conditioning units do not end up “under the
noses” of residents due to insufficient space.

To this end, Ms Duggan said’ she would
like to see the ministry ensure that a border
wall is placed between the shopping centre
and the dead-end road that leads to their
homes.

Additionally, she and other residents would
prefer if both the entrance to and exit from
the plaza are from East Bay Street, rather
than Lightbourn Lane.

“It’s a lovely location, wonderfully quiet,
we have something that you dont find any-
more in Nassau,” said Ms Bethel.

“We have asked the ministry to look into
these matters because, in all honesty, it’s not
something that’s really an acceptable situa-
tion,” she added.

”



‘Multiple voters cards’
FROM page one

revealed that of the two separate voter’s cards existing under Ms Collie’s name
the court had photocopies of, one contained a picture of her, and the other did
not, while one of the cards also placed her in the Pinewood constituency.

It was also unclear from the testimony if either of the photocopies of the two
cards matched the card Ms Williamson presented to the court, or if this was the
third such document in her name.

Ms Collie told the court that she only recalls registering once at the Elizabeth
Estates clinic after being called over by representatives of the parliamentary reg-
istration department. She also said under cross examination by Michael Barnett
that Bamboo Town was the only place she voted.

Questions also emerged during the testimony as to whether or not there are dif-
ferent signatures from different parliamentary registration officials, along with dif-
ferent registration dates, on the two photocopied voters cards.

Carolyn Williamson, a representative of the Registrar General, also took the
witness stand yesterday. She has supervision of the registry of births, deaths and
marriages.

During questioning by Mr Davis, Ms Williamson referred to records of the birth
of Kendal Seraphin, a voter being challenged by the PLP, who is allegedly a Hait-
ian, based on the hearsay testimony of Private Investigator John Munroe.

Ms Williamson’s testimony revealed that Betty Charles Joseph, who, too, is
reportedly Haitian, had two birth certificates issued for ‘Kenol’, each with the birth
date April 9, 1981.

On one certificate it was revealed that the boy is referred to as Kenol Charles,
born to Betty Charles; while on the other birth certificate, the boy is referred to
as Kenol Seraphin, born to Betty Charles and Michael Seraphin.

As Mr Davis further questioned Ms Williamson on the records surrounding the
challenged voter Kendal Seraphin, Senior Justice Anita Allen asked if it was nec-
essary to continue through the process of questioning as was being done by Mr
Davis, if the court already had a copy of the documents in question as evidence.

Mr Barnett agreed that the line of questioning was unnecessary with the evi-
dence having already been submitted, at which time Mr Davis ended his inquiry
with the witness.

Fourteen witnesses testified yesterday with Clinton Josey, a teacher, admitting
that he moved out of Pinewood in late February or early March in 2006 to Hal-
ifax Street, Southern Heights - which is in the Baillou and Cowpen Road area.

During Mr Munroe’s testimony, he told the court that Mr Josey admitted to
him that he lived outside Pinewood, and that he went to parliamentary registry
officials to change his address, but was not permitted to do so.

This admission of non-residency in Pinewood six months prior to the election,
came as other voters such as Aneka Sweeting, pointed to areas outside the
boundary lines of the constituency on the court map during their testimony.

Court resumes this morning at 10am with a BEC representative expected to
take the witness stand.

being :








FROM page one

not be reached by phone by
Knowles’ lawyers and the
other was indisposed in a
court in West Palm Beach.

Knowles himself waived his
right to become a witness in
his own defence.

Judge James Cohn asked
iknowles to stand and raise
his right hand and said: “Do
you understand that you have
the right to become a witness
in this case?” to which
Knowles answered in a raspy
voice: “Yes, sir.”

Judge Cohn then explained

to Knowles that the jury
could not consider Knowles’
decision not to take the stand
when they deliberate at the



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to Waive my right to testify.”

The prosecution’s eviden-
tiary part of the trial ended
with testimony from, Frank

Cartwright, who pleaded

guilty to drug charges before
taking a plea agreement to
testify against Knowles.
Knowles’ defence lawver,
Jacob Rose, asked
Cartwright if he expected to
receive favourable treatment

: . because of his testimony

against Knowles and he
affirmed.

On July 24, 2000, the Drug
Enforcement Agency seized
$2,563,260 from Cartwright.

Cartwright testified yester-
day that he had lied to agents
who questioned him about
dates that he worked with
Knowles and the amount of
money he had received and

said that Knowles had told
him to do so.

Cartwright explained to the
court that he eventually

‘decided to co-operate with

Ninety: prosecution
and defence resi

agents because they “knew
everything already” anyway.

Following Cartwright’s tes-
timony, Mr Rose beseeched
Judge Cohn again to dismiss
Knowles’ case becduse there
was not enough evidence tor
a jury to find Knowles guilty
on charges that he conspired
to import cocaine into the
USA, nor that he ever had
possession.

Mr Rose contends that co-
Operating Witnesses did testi-
fy that cocaine was being
shipped but never specified
their destination. However,
the prosecution countered
this argument by recounting
testimony in which witness-
es did specify that they Were
selling cocaine and collecting
the proceeds for the defen-
dant (Knowles).

According to testimony,
cocaine was being shipped
from Colombia to Jamaica,
Jamaica to The Bahamas and
then to the US, where some
of Knowles’ cohorts sold the
drugs and repatriated the
funds back to Knowles.

Just before the session

‘broke for lunch the judge

seemed to become irritated
with the detence’s lack of
preparation with regard to
their missing witnesses.

“You knew the govern-
ment would rest before
lunch,” Judge Cohn told the
defence.

The defence rested with-
out testimony from their last
Witnesses.

The prosecution and
defence are set to present
their final arguments when
the court reconvenes on
Monday.

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day indicated that the bed was
previously occupied by Smith’s
lawyer and companion, Howard
K Stern shortly before Daniel
Smith, 20, was discovered “life-
less” in Doctor’s Hospital on the
morning of September 10, 2006.

Nadine Carey, a registered
nurse for 10 years at Doctors
Hospital, told the court that on
September 10, 2006, she was on
duty when a “code blue” was
called at about 9.40am.

A “code blue” is used to
denote a real or suspected
impending loss of life in a patient
who has stopped breathing or
whose heart has stopped beat-
ing.

She said she responded to the
call on the second floor of the
maternity ward at room 201, the
room of the late’ American
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
who had given birth to a baby
girl three days prior.

Nurse Carey told the court
when she arrived at the room it
was congested with medical staff.
In an attempt to make space in
the room she, along with anoth-
cr nurse, pulled the empty bed
that was nearest to the door out
of the room and into the corri-
dor.

She said that after pulling the
cot out of room 201, she noticed
“two white tablets”, one “bigger
than the other” on top of the
bed sheets. Because the medical
staff were in the middle of a
code blue and attempting to
resuscitate Daniel Smith, she
kept the pills in her possession
until the code blue was called
off, she said.

Upon further questioning, she
said she waited in the corridor
until the code was called off and
then approached Dr James
Inferenta - the doctor in charge
of the code blue - and told him
about the pills. He reportedly
instructed her to give the pills
to the nurse supervisor on duty
that day, Patricia Laing. Nurse
Carey said this was “common”
hospital procedure. ,

Nurse testifies

Nurse Carey also testified that
she put the pills “in a tissue and
gave them to Patricia Laing.”
During her testimony she was
unable to identify what kind of
pills she saw, but said she
recalled them having “numbers
on them” and_ possibly
lettering, but she could not be
sure.

When asked if anyone wit-
nessed her discovering the white
pills, Nurse Carey said that the
other nurse who helped her
move the bed out of Smith’s
room was with her when she
found the pills.

Patricia Laing, a nurse at Doc-
tors Hospital, testified that she
accepted the unidentified pills
from Nurse Carey in a “plastic
bag” with the label 201 on it. She
told the court she pocketed the
pills and then turned them over
to a female police officer.

Dr Horizal Simmons, the first
witness called to the stand yes-
terday, told the court he
responded to the “code blue” in
room 201 at about 9.4lam on
September 10, 2006. There he
saw the body of Daniel Smith
“lifeless” with no pulse, he said.

Subsequently, Dr Simmons
performed a “cardiac massage”
on Daniel until emergency
response technicians arrived
about two minutes later.

Francis Woodside, a nursing
assistant and patient care tech-
nician at Doctors Hospital, tes-
tified that she was on night duty
on September 9, 2006, from
11.30pm until 7.30am the next
morning.

She said that shortly after
11.30pm, she made rounds to
room 201, where she saw Anna
Nicole Smith sitting in the hos-
pital bed nearest the window,
her son Daniel sitting in a chair
near her bed, and baby Dan-
nielynn in a crib, while Howard
K Stern was located in the other
cot nearest the door.

She said another “white-
haired” man, whom she could

not identify, was also standing
in the room.

At 6am Ms Woodside said she
went to room 201 to test Anna
Nicole’s vital signs. At this point
all the occupants of the room
appeared to be sleeping, she
said, noting Anna Nicole and
Daniel were in the same bed,
with Daniel in one of Anna’s
arms.

She testified that the “white-
haired” gentleman had left by
this time, and Howard K Stern
appeared to be sleeping cn the
bed nearest the door. When
asked if anything appeared
“odd” to her about Daniel at
this time, she replied no, adding:
“He was in one (of Anna’s) arms
and I took vital signs (from) the
other arm.”

Katrina McTaggart, a mid-
wife at Doctors Hospital, testi-
fied that at about 8am on Sep-

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tember 10 she saw Anna Nicole*. *

and Daniel asleep in the same
bed, while Howard Stern
appeared to be asleep in the oth-
er cot, nearest the door.

She noted that Daniel
appeared “pale” with his head
“twisted on the (bed’s) rail.”

At 9.38am she heard a
“buzzer” go off, and went to
room 201 and found Anna
Nicole Smith in hysterics scream-
ing: ‘He’s not breathing, he’s not
breathing.” Ms McTaggart said
she then called in the “code
blue.”

During her testimony, Ms
McTaggart frequently re-
checked her written statement
to police to clarify her testimony.

During the proceedings the
accuracy of witness testimony
was called into question by var-
ious counsel of the parties rep-
resented, who argued that wit-
nesses should have been more
prepared before testifying by
looking over their statements to
police.

Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole’s
estranged mother, and Howard
K Stern were present during the
testimony of the nine witnesses
called to the stand yesterday.

‘The inquest is adjourned until
December 10.

Vandalism puts ZNS
radio station off the air

FROM page one

told Pond to determine the problem, they found that the door to the
transmission hut had been removed and much of the supporting
coils and equipment necessary for ZNS's 1240AM and 1540AM
transmissions were stolen or vandalised.

Aside from causing a total loss of the 1240am signal the incident
also affected the strength of the 1540AM signal. However, Mr
Smith advised that, despite running at 50 per cent capacity, the lat-
ter transmission will still be available to listeners as per usual.

It is believed that those responsible carried out their illegal act in
the early hours of that morning. Police are now investigating the

incident.

The cost of the damage may reach into the “hundreds of thou-
sands” of dollars, suggested Mr Smith.

This - the latest and most serious in a string of thefts and attacks
on ZNS property at the tower - has highlighted the need for greater

security on the premises.

“We realise that there’s an urgent need for us to upgrade secu-

rity, (to) put in proper surveillance systems,”

said Mr Smith.

Copper wiring has been stolen from the site on numerous prior

occasions.

“Our AM transmission depends heavily on use of copper...we lost

a significant amount as result of theft,”

he said. Although police

investigated these incidents no arrests or charges were brought.
According to the executive, a decision will have to be made as to
whether the channel remains an AM one, or is upgraded to FM,

before it comes back on air.

ZNS executives had been discussing for a couple of years whether
the AM signal would be replaced by an FM transmission and this
move may now be expedited in light of the destruction and removal
of the AM signal equipment, said Mr Smith.

The decision may be impacted by the fact that the company
which initially provided the AM equipment has now gone out of

business.





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Court blocks Freeport ‘ideal test.

Harajchi’s PI ;
mansion sale bed’ on tax reform.

Bc eal * Chamber president says his firm’s sales ‘retarded’
30 per cent by bureaucracy and lack of over-the-



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas assets
frozen until Suisse

reeport is the ideal “testing
ground” for reforming the

one Bahamian tax system because it counter bonded eoods uniform practice
Su preme, S : t is already effectively operating
Court has ecurity aSSELS a sales tax through the over- .
imposed an h the-counter bonded goods system, the Bahamas Customs over the over-the- was intended to allow GBPA licensees tv.
order§ returned Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s counter bonded goods sales lay in the ‘dec- declare that goods had been used in their
restraining president telling The Tribune yesterday __laration of intent’ as to what these goods _ business and could be removed from their
Mohammed that the absence of a uniform system for — would be used for by the purchaser. bonded status.

in the Bahamas until all assets
of Suisse Security Bank & Trust
have been recovered and
accounted for by the liquidator.

“The Harajchis are the own-

Harajchi and
his wife from
selling their
Paradise
Island resi-

The Chamber suggested that this clause
be built upon with each GBPA licensee
providing an invoice for every over-the-

In a paper sent to the Government on
recommendations for solving all issues relat-
ing to over-the-counter bonded goods sales,
the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
pointed out that the Hawksbill Creek |

this practice had retarded his firm’s sales by
30 per cent.

Christopher Lowe, who is operations
manager for Kelly’s Freeport, said the solu-
tion to the tension between Grand Bahama

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dence and

other Bahamas-based assets
until all depositor funds and
other assets from his now-
defunct Suisse Security Bank &
Trust have been returned.

A notice placed on a website
for creditors of Hofschildt
Global Select, an investment
fund in liquidation that held
substantial deposits at Suisse
Security Bank & Trust, said fur-
ther recoveries for those
investors depended on progress
in the liquidation of the
Bahamian bank.

Jeffrey Beneby, the Bahami-
an accountant who is the liq-
uidator of Hofschildt Global
Select, said in the posting: “The
only news that I have on the
liquidation is that the Bahamas
Supreme Court denied the
request for a Creditors Com-

~ mittee and placed a restraining

order-on- Mr Harajchi and: his
wife from selling or disposing
of their home and other assets

ers of Suisse Security Bank &

Trust, where the deposits of

Hofschildt Global Select were
held. Because of this, there is
no progress in the liquidation,
as the liquidator of Suisse Secu-
rity Bank & Trust is seeking to
recover monies from the Hara-
jchis before any monies can be
paid to creditors.

“IT cannot pay any monies to
the creditors of Hofschildt
Global Select until I receive
payments from the liquidator
of Suisse Security Bank &
Trust, as those deposits at Suisse
Security Bank & Trust are the
only assets owned by Hofschildt
Global Select.”

The posting illustrates the
plight faced by Suisse Security
Bank & Trust’s depositors and
creditors, many of whom have
not seen their funds for more
than six years since the

SEE page 7

Benchmark eyes 2008 Q1
Start for property project

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BENCHMARK (Bahamas)
is now looking at a 2008 first
quarter groundbreaking for its
one-acre commercial property
development on, Carmichael
Road, its president saying yes-
terday that the firm’s domestic
investment portfolio was likely
to offset any downside with its
international equivalent during
the fourth quarter. '

Julian Brown told The Tri-
bune that Benchmark’s real
estate development subsidiary,
Benchmark Properties
(Bahamas), hoped to start con-

struction work on the commer- °

cial office complex, which will
be situated at the corner of
Carmichael and Fire Trail
Road, “before the end of the
next quarter”.

BISX-listed Benchmark
(Bahamas) had previously
hoped to begin construction in
the 2007 third quarter, depend-
ing on the permitting process
with the Town Planning Com-
mittee and Department of Phys-
ical Planning, but Mr Brown
indicated the company had-had
to adjust that schedule.

“We hope to get it started by
the first quarter of next year,”
he said of the project, into
which Benchmark (Bahamas)
is putting some $900,000 of its
own equity.

The commercial property
development is also being
financed by a $2 million loan
from the Bank of the Bahamas
International, which will be the
project’s anchor tenant with its
Carmichael Road branch.

On the hunt for other com-
mercial tenants, Mr Brown said:

“We're working on a couple of
others as well. The prospects
look very good. The feedback
we’ve got so far has been over-
whelming. When we break
ground and start to go, we will
probably have it full before it’s
done.”

The 14,733 square foot site is
next to the Diplomat Centre
and right in the centre of the
Carmichael community, and Mr
Brown said Benchmark’s ener-
gies were fully devoted to com-
pleting this project before it
looked at any more real estate
ventures.

“We're going to get this one
done and get it on the way, then
concentrate on other ventures,”
the Benchmark president said.

“Tt’s [real estate] a hot area,
but we have to be careful not to
over-extend. This one’s a big
project, and we have to get it
running and completed.

“We're always looking for
real estate opportunities, but at
the moment are going to focus
on Carmichael Road and get-
ting that done and finished
before getting more aggressive,
as we don’t want to lose focus.”

Mr Brown, though, cautioned
that fourth quarter earnings
from Benchmark’s Alliance
Investment Management sub-
sidiary could be impacted by
the downturn in global equity
and credit markets, due to its
international investment port-
folio and those of its clients.

Alliance had enjoyed “a good
nine months”, but just half-way
into the fourth quarter, Mr
Brown said it was difficult to
predict how the company would

SEE page 6



Port Authority (GBPA) licensees and

Agreement’s clause two, subclause four,

SEE page 5

‘Special deals’ with Customs on ‘for display’ bonded goods

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MANY Freeport-based
wholesalers who sell bonded
goods to other Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA)
licensees have worked out “spe-
cial deals” with the Bahamas
Customs Department allowing
them to have bonded inventory
on retail display, with “each
deal differing from the next”
and showing the need for a uni-
form system and practices in
relation to over-the-counter
bonded-goods-sales in the Port
area.

A paper submitted to the
Government by the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce on the way forward in
developing a legal system for
dealing with over-the-counter
bonded goods sales, found
through interviews with more
than 20 GBPA wholesale and
retail licensees, that there were
a number of “widely differing
practices” on these sales.

The report found: “Some
similarities exist - the request
for, and approval of, an annual
letter from customs approving
the ‘over-the-counter-purchase
of bonded goods’ for each

licensee, a signed invoice for
the purchase of bonded goods
by the licensee, and a monthly
report submitted by each ven-
dor for duty-paid sale of goods.
All of the other practices differ
between vendors.”

When it came to the display
of bonded goods on retail
shelves, the Chamber report
said Customs had in theory
arbitrarily imposed a condition
that bonded goods could not be
displayed in-store where they
could be seen by the general
public.

Yet the report added: “*
interviewing the

After

bulk of

resellers in the Port area, it was
discovered that many had some
of their ‘bonded’ inventory on
display with special deals
worked out with Customs, and
in almost every case, with each
deal differing from the next.
“The court decision [by Jus-
tice Isaacs in favour of the

Home Centre] found this ‘dis- .

play’ rule was not based on law
and ordered that it be stopped
for the Home Centre Super-
store.

“*Reasonable expectation’

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is a valid threat to
financial institutions
and the Caribbean

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

TERRORISM is a valid
threat to Caribbean countries
and financial institutions, as
the damage to their reputation
from such incidents could be
devastating, an international
expert warned yesterday.

Brian Ramsey, of Amalga-
mated Security Services, told
the fourth annual Caribbean
Regional Compliance Associ-
ation conference in Nassau
that this region has already wit-
nessed a number of incidents
that could be regarded as ‘ter-
ror attacks’, such as attempted
coups and episodes during the
recent Cricket World Cup that
prove it is not immune to the
threat of violence.

He said that if a company
was the target, action and word
reaches the international com-
munity, it would mean the end
of that business as their repu-
tation would be destroyed.

This was why it was so
important that companies have

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Says companies need
to ensure they have

adequate business
continuity planning

“We do this for
hurricanes, so in
the same way we

need to ensure
that it is done in

the event of a

terrorism attack.”
— Brian Ramsey

the appropriate precautionary
plans in place to deal with such
situations, Mr Ramsey said.
Even if the threat was not in
the Caribbean, he said it was
only natural that some compa-
nies wishing to expand would
move into an area where ter-
rorism was occurring. As a
result, the company could sim-

ply be in the wrong place at-

the wrong time, and its

employees become innocent

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Just as companies seek to:



grow and expand, so do ter-
rorist groups, he added.

-Mr Ramsey said companies
could be targeted simply
because of a perceived con-
nection to another target. For
example, a McDonalds restau-
rant or a Bank of America
branch could be perceived as a
key US symbol. Companies
were increasingly sending their
employees on trips abroad,
exposing them to terror threats
as well.

Mr Ramsey warned that ter-
rorism acts may not be limited
to physical attacks, but could
also affect computer lines and
Internet services, which could
have a devastating effect.

He said companies need to
ensure they have adequate
business continuity planniag.

“We do this for hurricanes,
so in the same way we need to
ensure that it is done in the
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- Bahamas official: Sharpen

economic negotiating skills

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

SMALL developing coun-
tries such as the Bahamas must
sharpen their negotiating skills
in economic, financial and
trade matters or they will be
swallowed up, the Ministry of

Finance’s legal adviser said .

yesterday.

Rowena Bethel told region-

al compliance officials attend-
ing the fourth. annual
Caribbean Regional Compli-
ance Association Conference
in Nassau that bodies such as
the Organisation for Econom-
ic Co-Operation and Develop-
ment (OECD) have tremen-
dous funding and manpower
to perform their functions,
something that is the biggest
challenge for Caribbean coun-
tries.

Whether they like it or not,
Ms Bethel said that in some
cases might was stronger than
right, and smaller countries do
feel the effects of that. She

' added that in many instances

“a well-placed squeeze” does
produce results, as history both
recent and distant will show.
However, Ms Bethel said
monitoring bodies such as the
OECD and Financial Action
Task Force (FATF) needed
monitoring as well, because
when a scandal hits it is not
just the offshore financial cen-
tre who shares responsibility,

although in many cases they .

are the ones who receive the
negative publicity. _

Ms Bethel said that to
address some of these chal-
lenges, it would be a good idea
to have some of the country’s
tertiary institutions prepare
research papers on how to

address the challenges pre-'

sented by the likes of the
OECD.

She added that it was inter-
esting that the FATF, which
had originally been formed as
a temporary organisation to
address particular issues for a
five-year period, basically
keeps itself alive by renewing

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NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR
of Oakes Field, Nassau, Bahamas, is not employed by
Woodlawn Gardens Limited nor is she associated
with or is any in any way connected with Woodlawn

Gardens Limited. FROM page 1

Further, Notice is hereby given that the said

I clearly dictates that all other
businesses in the Port area
expect to have the same privi-
lege, and therefore many of the
vendors plan to begin importing
their entire inventory ‘under
bond’ and display the items for
sale.”

Over-the-counter bonded
goods sales involve the sale of
bonded items, which are
imported into Freeport free
from import and customs duties,
by a GBPA licensee and then
sold duty-free to another
licensee, provided the goods are
for use in their business and do
not go outside Freeport.

While the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement provides no legal
basis for the practice, Justice
Isaacs in a 2007 ruling in favour
of the Home Centre against
Bahamas Customs ruled that
the GBPA licensees hada
“legitimate expectation” that
the practice would continue.
“Yet after a 2002 Supreme

GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR has no authority to
represent Woodlawn Gardens Limited or to transact any
business wahtsoever for or on behalf of Woodlawn
Gardens Limited. Any person, business, vendor, trader,
supplier or their agents and/or servants or otherwise

who hereafter transact any business whatever with
the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR using the name
Woodlavn Gardens Limited does so in breach of this
Notice and shall save harmless Woodlawn Gardens
Limited from and against all obligations, commite-
ments or liabilities or claims against Woodlawn Gardens
Limited whether absolute, contingent or accrued and
whether arising out of or. in any way connected to any
transaction by the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR.

SIGNED

WOODLAWN GARDENS LIMITED
Nassau, Bahamas

November 9th, 2007





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:

LAV A-




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



1. 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.






3. 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




. 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
Company





. Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspect:
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Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
regulatory matters





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Provide periodic update reports and recommendations on changes in the regulatory
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Perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
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no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:







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HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CoO. LTD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS





RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY




BUSINESS

‘Special deals’ with Customs
on ‘for display’ bonded goods

Court ruling by Justice Stanley
Moore prevented Customs from
auditing GBPA licensees, the
tension between the Depart-
ment and licensees grew.
Customs saw over-the-
counter.bonded goods sales as
depriving the Government of
much-needed revenue, while
the GBPA licensees have
viewed the Department’s “arbi-
trary” attempts to interfere with

‘ the practice and impose condi-

tions on them as an unreason-
able intrusion into and interfer-
ence with their business.

The Chamber report said:
“Customs has voiced some con-
cern with respect to the prac-
tice of ‘over-the-counter sale of
bonded goods’, as they view il
as a possible source of revenue
loss. Both the licensees and
Customs are frustrated that
there is no set standard with
which the practice is being man-
aged, and Customs has made
some arbitrary decisions with
respect to those goods.

“A standardised, acceptable
mechanism must be established
for the management and report-

ing of ‘over-the-counter sale of
bonded gooas’ that does not
subjugate the rights of the
licensees of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, while still pro-
tecting the legitimate revenue
collection of the Government
of the Bahamas.

“This mechanism must be the
same for all vendors and must
be derived from within the laws
of the Bahamas and the terms
of the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment.”

The Chamber report warned
that GBPA licencees submit-
ling monthly reports to Cus-
toms on bonded goods sales -
when there was no legal
requirement for them to do so -
could be placing themselves at
risk of liability.

The 2002 ruling by Justice
Moore found there was no law-
ful requirement for the manda-
tory monthly report of bonded
goods sales as demanded by
Customs, but the Department
was still requesting these and
some licensees were complying.

The Chamber report said:
“Other vendors produce a

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‘bonded sales report’ and file it
each month in case Customs
requests information on bonded
sales — some of the reports are
by customer, and others are by
item.

“These summary reports by
customer, which are not a
requirement by law, put the
vendor producing the report in
a position of liability. Take, for
instance, the scenario, of a cler-
ical error on the part of the ven-
dor on the report, which is sub-
sequently used by Customs as
the grounds of an investigation
on a licensee, who has to hire
legal counsel and an account-
ing firm to defend itself in a
lengthy investigation.

“All because of an error on a
summary report that was not a
requirement of law. Tort law
would determine who should
pay the costs of this, and I
would strongly suggest that it
would be unfair that the
licensee being investigated with-
out warrant should pay the
costs.”

On over-the-counter bonded
goods sales, all GBPA licensees
have to request a letter from
Customs granting them permis-
sion to forego for one year the
need to provide individual pur-
chase orders.

Licensees selling bonded
goods to fellow licensees, the
Chamber report said, have to
keep a copy of this letter from
the purchaser. Some kept copies
for five years, others for 12-14
months, the report found, with
this record keeping requirement
seemingly not based on the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement or
any lawful authority.

The Chamber document said
there was also no consistency
on purchase orders, with some
GBPA licensees requesting that
they accompany each bonded
goods purchase, others wanti-
ng them once a month or once a
year, and others not requesting
them at all.

All GBPA licensees are
required to sign a copy of each
bonded invoice; with most
invoices kept for between five
to seven years.

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counter bonded goods sale,
identifying them and displaying
their bond number: They would
also sign a declaration that the
goods purchased were for use
in their business, entitling them
to be purchased without any
import or customs duties being
paid.

The declaration on the bot-
tom of the invoice would be
provided by the vendor GBPA
licensee to Customs between
the end date of each month and
the [Sth of the following month,
the Chamber suggested.

The report said: “The vendor

.’ could also produce a summary

‘over-the-counter sale of bond-
ed goods’ report by item, with a
similar declaration attached,
that would provide Customs
information on their total sales.
This would be reporting on
their own business and would
not put them in a position of
liability.

“This solution is within the
terms of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement, providing a decla-
ration as to the use of the goods
and the mechanism to remove
the goods ‘from bond’........ It
would also provide Customs the
ability to investigate fraud, as
they would have summary
reports of the ‘bonded goods’
sold and a detailed account of
every ‘over-the-counter-sale of
bonded goods’ transaction.”

Mr Lowe told The Tribune:
“The Hawksbill Creek Agree-

{+> ment rests on the declaration
. by licensees that their intent is

to use goods under the provi-
sions of the agreement.
“This is the mechanism that

* has been most misconstrued,

‘

and the facility has almost been
abrogated by Bahamas Customs
in so far as they try to deter-
mine up front the things you
¢an and can’t bond, which they
don’t have the power to deter-

_mine.

“The licensees derive this

.°.° wight from the Hawksbill Creek
*.’ Agreement, not Customs. But
‘the Customs Management Act

still applies and is as valid in
Freeport as it is in the rest of

- the country, allowing it to fraud-

ulent practices where they
believe and can prove it exists.”

Over-the-counter bonded
goods sales involve the sale of
bonded items, which are
imported into Freeport free
from import and customs duties,

'. . by a GBPA licensee and then

sold duty-free to another
licensee, provided the goods are
for use in their business and do
not go outside Freeport.

Customs sees over-the-
counter bonded goods sales as
depriving the Government of
much-needed revenue, while
the GBPA licensees have
viewed the Department’s “arbi-
trary” attempts to interfere with
the practice and impose condi-
tions on them as an unreason-
able intrusion into and interter-
ence with their business.

Yet Mr Lowe said the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
was clear as to what the Cus-
toms Department could and
could not do, and “‘it is the busi-
ness owner and operator who
declares the intent of use when
they attempt to bond some-
thing”

Declaring the intent of use
“solves the problem right
there”, Mr Lowe said, adding
that a uniform system that was
understood by all was critical

_to the future of business in

Freeport and over-the-counter
bonded goods sales.
Under the current system,

when imports arrived in
Freeport, their documents had
to be submitted to Customs,
which then sent them to its
entry-checking department,
which sent them on to be
approved or rejected by the
bonded department. They then
went back to entry-checking
before being returned to the
customs broker.

“It retards or holds back Kel-
ly’s sales by 30 per cent,” Mr
Lowe said.

He added that over-the-
counter bonded goods sales
were effectively a sales tax, and
said: “We are practising a sales
tax in Freeport, which means
that we would be an ideal test
bed or case study tor Bahamas
Customs and the Ministry of
Finance with respect to chang-
ing to a VAT or sales tax from
one that is import-based.”

Mr Lowe pointed out that tax
reform was going to happen
whether the Bahamas liked it
or not, due to pressure from
international trade arrange-
ments, with the replacement for
the Caribbean Basin Initiative

(CBI) with the US likely requir-

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ing this nation to replace its cus-
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Explaining the need for
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Supreme Court decision allow-
ing licensees to bring in inven-
tory entirely bonded: “Resellers
will be better able to compete
with their US counterparts as
they won’t have had to prepay
duty on inventory whose aver-
age age range from about four
months to one year, so the price
to the end consumer could low-

er.

“ Licensees will be able to
purchase all of their supplies
bonded locally, reducing their
cost of doing business and mak-
ing them more competitive, and

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007, PAGE 5B
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increasing the sales of the
resellers.”

On the over-the-counter
bonded goods sales practice
itself, the report added: “This
‘practice of over-the-counter
sale of bonded goods’ is a nec-
essary convenience to the day-
to-day operation of businesses
in the Port area, which reduces
the effort, time, and cost of
doing business and increases the
businesses efficiency and com-
petitiveness.

“This practice has developed
and is the only way that some
businesses can survive, as each
licensee would have to have a
complete inventory of spare
parts and supplies, or it would
suffer large down times waiting
for replacement parts —,order,
shipping, and import of supplies

FREEPORT, from page one



and also bear high cost of ship-
ping individual items.

“It has allowed businesses to
carry on with more parallels to
their counterparts in the US,
those that purchase the neces-
sary day-to-day supplies neces-
sary for their business locally —
that allow the local office supply
store to stock paper and ink for
their office, the local automo-
tive parts store to stock parts
for their vehicles, the local
building supply store to stock
lumber and building materials
for the construction and out fit-
ting of their premises, the local
department store to stock clean-
ing supplies and fixtures, the
local electrical and plumbing
supply store to stock items for
the out fitting of their business.”

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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

skills.

Successful candidate will report to Baha Mar’s General

Counsel and work with other members of Baha Mar’s

team.

legal

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.





4 UBS

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
looking 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 including
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

PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Benchmark eyes |
2008 Q1 start for
property project ©

2007, and Fidelity’s FINDEX
up 18.95 per cent year-to-date.

“The domestic portfolio has
been doing very well,” the
Benchmark president added.

FROM page 1

do, as fluctuations in value in
the global markets were “more
dramatic than here”.
However, Benchmark’s
Bahamian investment portfolio
had been “performing along
with the market”. This means
it has been doing well, with the
BISX All-Share Index up 13.92
per cent or 233.39 points for the
nine months to September 30,

“We have a large percentage of
our investments in Common-
wealth Bank, a large percent-
age of our investments in
FOCOL, and sizeable invest-
ments in FirstCaribbean and
Cable Bahamas.”
Commonwealth Bank, Mr
Brown said, had seen its share
price increase by $0.50 since it
completed its three-for-one










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stock split, something that
would have translated into a
$1.50 per share rise prior to the
split.

In addition, Commonwealth
Bank’s $0.06 per share extraor-
dinary dividend would gener-
ate “more income for us”.

“We're going to have a good
fourth quarter, with the domes-
tic portfolio, and I’m more com-
fortable and confident that that
portfolio is going to hold up
more than the international
side,” Mr Brown added.

“Everyone’s got to be aware
of that. But our book value is
$1.44 per share, which means
we’ve added value to the over-
all company, as the book value
was $0.97 when we launched in
2001.

“Our share price has not
reflected it, but the growth in
the assets of the company has.
There’s certainly a great dis-
parity between the trading price
of the company and the price
that would be achieved from

the break-up of the company
with virtually no debt.”
Benchmark (Bahamas)
reported a $0.06 earnings per
share (EPS) increase for the
nine months ending September
30, 2007, compared to last year,

attributing the increased net ©

income of $1.485 million to
gains in its affiliates’ investment
portfolios.

Benchmark said net earnings

for the nine months to Septem-
ber 30 totalled $0.30 per share,
and in the 2007 third quarter
net earnings were $1.115 mil-
lion or $0.23 per share.

For the nine months ending
September 30, net assets for
Benchmark stood at $7.138 mil-
lion, and book value was $1.44
per share, a change of 17 cents
upon the comparative period
ending 2006.

Benchmark’s net movement
in unrealized appreciation of
investments was $76,850, and
Alliance net earnings were
$721,79.

of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGLADE MOMPREMIER
COOPER of PALM BEACH STREET, P.O.. BOX N-776,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/aturalization
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 21st day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P-O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





































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

Maintain food safety standard

Recruit and train culinary team

Manage and develop culinary team

Control food cost

Determine market list and vendors

Design special events

Qualifications

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

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

Y Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,

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

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

Sales Person;

must be computer literate and have good
customer relations

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

PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 394-3885

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Abaco Markets

11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60

9.55 7.88 ' Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55

0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85

3.74 1.65 Bahamas Waste 3.74 3.74

2.62 1.21 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61

11.20 9.81 Cable Bahamas 11.18 11.18

3.15 1.85 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15

6.12 4.10 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.01 6.12

7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.15 6.39

2.70 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26

6.50 5.54 | Famguard 6.50" 6.50

12.80 12.00 Finco 12.75 12.75 0.00 : a
14.75 14.14 FirstCaribbean 14.66 14.66 0.00 0.934 0.470 15.7 3.21%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S)

Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
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ter Securities
“Last Price
15.60 16.00
6.25 6.00
0.40 0.20 -0.030 —_ 0,000 N/M
Courter Securities SOR
i 41,00 : 4.450 2.750 9.0





Weekly Vol.





Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00
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0.45 eh, -0.030 0.000 N/M.





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1.3641 1.3139 Colina Money Market Fund 1.364118”

3.5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.5388***

12.9382 2.4829 © Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214***
1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370***





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)- last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV IKEY.
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity *.9 November 2007
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price **. 30 June 2007
| Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week ** 41 October 2007
Change - Change In closing price from day to day EPS $~- A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths see. 31 July 2007

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings





(S) - 4-fot-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
(S1) - 3-for lock Split - Effecti le 7/11/20





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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TERRANCE L. HIGGS OF
PINEDALE, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GENERAL DELIVERY,
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 21ST day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality ©
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HARRY DAOUT OF #62
PIONEER’S WAY, P.O. BOX F-41375,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 21ST day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE ishereby given that OLIVIA TONY of JEROMEAVE.,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible
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 21st day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY CHARLES of
KEMP ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister resposible 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 21st day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

OF

TECHNOGAMES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company commenced on the 16th day of November\
, 2007 and that Credit Suisse Trust Limited of
Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets,
Nassau, The Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator
of the Company,

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



1



THE TRIBUNE

Court blocks

mansion sale

FROM page 1

Bahamian bank’s licence was
first suspended, then revoked,
by then-Central Bank governor
Julian Francis.

Hofschildt Global Select is
understood to have placed all
its deposits in the ‘one basket’
that was Suisse Security just
some six months before the
licence suspension, and the pro-
tracted liquidation of the bank
is likely have to damaged the
Bahamas’ reputation as a first-
_- class financial services centre.

The Supreme Court also
refused to permit the formation

$22.317 million in assets belong-
ing to the bank.

Some $17.712 million of these
funds were held by two Inter-
national Business Companies
(IBCs), Suisse Security Hold-
ings and Suisse Security Invest-
ments, assets which were moved
out of this jurisdiction just after
Suisse Security’s licence was
suspended - but before Mr
Winder could take control of
them.

Without the recovery of those
assets, Suisse Security is insol-
vent to the tune of $15.363 mil-
lion, according to the liquida-
tor’s first report to the Supreme
Court.

The court order blocking the

of a Suisse Security creditors’ |

committee, which some of the
bank’s creditors had wanted to
form to assist the bank’s liq-
uidator, Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) managing partner,
Raymond Winder, providing
him with advice and opinions.
A May 11, 2007, communica-
tion from Mr Winder to Suisse
Security’s depositors and credi-

*.7.2./ tors revealed why the court may
*}+1+ have refused the creditors com-
*.'. mittee’s appointment.

It said: “Mohammed Hara-
jchi, Derek Ryan [the bank’s
and Mr Harajchi’s attorney] and

‘..-_. Christopher Lunn [Suisse Secu-
."-* rity’s chief executive] have
- applied to the court to be

-. included as members of this

oe ‘committee. Their inclusion has

been opposed, and therefore,

"."” the matter is scheduled for hear-

-. ing on 6 June, 2007, to deter-
mine whether or not they would
~ be allowed to serve on the com-

‘-1+) mittee.”

Suisse Security’s attempts to
overturn the licence revocation,
which went all the way to the
Privy Council, have further
delayed the liquidation and
prospects for the depositors and
- creditors to recover their assets.

They key to a successful
Suisse Security liquidation will

be for’ Mr“Windet'to recover °

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NOTICE

Mrs. Carol D. Misiewicz
(Munnings)

is pleased to announce
the opening of her law chambers

COUNSEL AND ATTORNEY-

Suite No. 7 Grosvenor Close
Grosvenor Close and Shirley Street
P.O. Box SS-5467
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel. 328-0396 Fax. 328-1388
WWw.misiewiczlaw.com
_. E-mail: carol.misiewicz@ gmail.com

sale of Mr Harajchi’s Bahamas-
based assets could be the tool
required to force him to co-
operate with Mr Winder.

He had previously been try-

ing to sell his Paradise Island .

property for $24.5 million alone
via an Internet website, a sum
that if realised would more than
compensate Suisse Security’s
depositors and creditors.

It would thus appear that if
Mr Harajchi does not co-oper-
ate in returning Suisse Security’s
assets, the liquidator could then
petition the Supreme Court to
seize his Bahamas assets -
chiefly the Paradise Island
home - and sell them to benefit
the receivership estate.



BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international
private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, is presently. accepting

applications for

HEAD RISK MANAGEMENT

Applicants for the position of Head Risk Management must have banking or
financial degree and at least 10 years of experience in the offshore banking sector,
fluency in Italian, French and knowledge of German, proven leadership and
management experience, ability to partner with team members, and have thorough
knowledge of local legislation, regulatory & statutory matters as well as international

banking practices.

PERSONAL QUALITIES :-

Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Positive attitude and outlook

Problem-solving skills

Financial and analytical background

Ability to coach and have mentoring skills
Commitment to quality and service excellence

RESPONSIBILITIES :- °

Ability to partner with other managers for the development and implementation
of Risk Management strategies and practices

_ Supervision and monitoring of the credit exposure
Supervision of credit department: review loan proposals/reports for risk, quality
and credit policy compliance
Liaise and network at group level and with external professionals on matters

related to the position

Responsibility for Central Filing, Credits, Compliance & Internal Controls

units

Supervision of the outgoing reports to regulatory bodies and to group internal

entities

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume/curriculum

vitae to :-

Human Resources Manager

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St. & Blake Road

P. O. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax no. (242) 702 1253 or email: julie.benjamin@bsiob.com

(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.







GOVERNMENT NOTICE

OPERATION OF FOOD COURT ON THE PROPERTY OF
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS
AND CULTURE

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture invites
interested persons/vendors to apply and submit proposals for the
Operation and Maintenance of a Food Court on the Ground Floor in
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Building,
Thompson Boulevard.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The applicant(s)/vendor should possess, good food preparation and
service skills, a valid Ministry of Health Food Handlers Certificate and
be prepared to submit the following:

1. ° A proposal for the daily operation and management of the
food court inclusive of:

Draft Menu Selection including a variety of healthy,
nutritious dishes which will encourage good eating
habits and practices;

The foods/dishes offered should be well balanced
and include a variety of food groups, freshly
prepared aesthetically appealing;

The selected vendor will be expected to maintain a
clean, attractive and sanitary environment.

Food receptacles should be suitable and compatible with the foods
sold with appropriate temperature controls to prevent cross
contamination and the possibility of food poisoning.

Proposals should be submitted on or before 31* December, 2007 and
addressed:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

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diction.

Rather, he said they needed
to see if they were breaking
laws in other jurisdictions,

where legal action could well’

be taken against them.

“Bahamian law won’t help
you if you get a US Supreme
Court subpoena,” Mr Beck
said.

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ple Know Your Customer
(KYC ) checks will not be suf-
ficient, as countries take a
much more aggressive stance
against tax evasion and money
laundering.

For example, Mr Beck said. -

that in some cases, it can be
an offence to conduct any
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Police investigations
continue into killings of
Dr Thaddeus McDonald

and Harl Taylor

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

A POSSIBLE “gay connec-
tion” between the murders of Dr
Thaddeus McDonald and Harl
Taylor is one of the avenues
being explored by police in their
investigation, a source close to
the force told The Tribune yes-
terday.

Police yesterday continued to
be reserved in issuing details
about the two brutal murders
and could only reveal that eight
people —- seven Dominicans, one
Bahamian — are currently being
held for questioning in connec-
tion with the death of Mr Taylor.

Police have no-one in custody
for the murder of Dr McDonald.

However, a source close to the
police claimed that, in addition
to the possible angle of a bur-

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glary gone wrong, authorities
were looking into a potential
“gay connection” between the
two victims and the two crimes.

In the case of the popular inte-
rior and handbag designer Harl
Taylor, Chief Supt Glen Miller,
head of CDU, told The Tribune
that of the eight people in cus-
tody, one of the seven Domini-
cans is a woman, all others,
including the Bahamian are
men.

Mr Miller added that police
are not yet at a stage where they
are able to charge any of these
persons with a crime.

The CDU chief further reiter-
ated that it is still unclear if the
two murders are connected, but
maintained that due to the prox-
imity of the murder scenes and

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THE Ministry of Works
under the FNM administra-
tion will be “very mindful of
large commercial projects
taking place in old estab-
lished neighbours,” said
chairman of the Town Plan-
ning committee yesterday.

Lloyd Turnquest was
responding to calls sent out
this week by residents of
Lightbourn Lane, off East
Bay Street.

They are concerned that
their historic residential com- |
munity is going to be nega-

cials verifying a cast vote.



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radio for an estimated eight to

dalism and theft at the state-

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IN EASTERN Europe during World War II, young Aron

Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by

most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust, according to Associated Press.

The Bielski brothers were acclaimed as heroes, and their
exploits were chronicled in books, a documentary and a Hol-
lywood movie coming out next year.

But now, the sole surviving Bielski brother, 80 and known
as Aron Bell, has been arrested on charges of swindling a
93-year-old woman, a Catholic survivor of the Holocaust.

_ Bell and his wife, Henryka, 58, are accused of tricking the old
*+ woman into giving them control of more than $250,000 in
various bank accounts.

According to police, the couple allegedly then convinced the
woman they were taking her on a vacation to her native
Poland, and instead put her in a nursing home there, returned
to Palm Beach and spent her money, nearly every penny.

The charges against the couple carry up to 90 years in
prison.

Bell’s attorney has strongly denied the allegations and
alleged the old woman was going senile.

HIS designer handbags
were coveted by wealthy
women, but Harl Taylor was a
controversial figure, too.

A number of celebrities,
including Oprah Winfrey, Elle
McPherson, Vanessa Williams
and Barbara Walters, own a
handbag made by the
well-known Bahamian
designer.

His classical, personalised
bags were made from sisal
straw, hand-woven and fin-
ished with carved mahogany
decorations which demanded
prices from $255 to $1,000.
Mr Taylor also designed one-
of-a-kind straw hats.

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become collectors’ items or
family heirlooms passed from
mother to daughter and pos-
sibly granddaughter.

Not only was he a Cacique
Awards recipient for his
impeccable retail sense, but
Mr Taylor used his uncanny
business acumen to help raise
funds for charity.

In the summer of 2006 Harl
Taylor Bag Company
announced his support for
the “Pink-Out for the Cure”
cancer initiative.

For this initiative he pro-
duced limited edition bags
and donated 100 per cent of
the profits to the Cancer Soci-
ety of the Bahamas.

In 2002, like many fashion
prodigies before him, Mr Tay-
lor challenged conventional
sensibilities with his “Harl
Taylor or nothing at all” ad
campaign.

The provocative full-page
advertisement featured a
nude male model holding a
Harl Taylor bag over his pri-
vate area with the words: “It’s

a Harl Taylor Bag...or nothing
at all.”

It brought strong criticism
from readers and official con-
demnation by the Bahamas
Christian Council, who
branded the campaign
“immoral”.

However, the campaign
worked and the sexy ad led
to a total sell-out of stock at
his Mountbatten House work-
shop.

Soon afterwards, the young
Bahamian entrepreneur land-
ed himself a prestigious client:
The Queen of England.

It wasn’t the last time he
found himself at the centre of
controversy.

From 2004-2005, Mr Taylor
found himself in court for

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AS AUTHORITIES con-
tinue to come to grips with
the country’s high murder
rate, police yesterday inves-
tigated two new cases — a
shooting which left a Chi-
nese man in hospital fight-
ing for his life and the

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allegedly causing harm and
damage to American Kath-
leen Dwyer, a client who was
in dispute over an unfulfilled
contract.

Ms Dwyer claimed that she
was attacked by Mr Taylor,
who caused “soft tissue
injuries, with a bruise to the
right lower leg”.

She also claimed that Tay-
lor wrecked her PDA and
sunglasses, together worth
$367.69.

The accusations arose from
an alleged. altercation
between Taylor and Mrs
Dwyer at his office in Mount-
batten House. In May, 2005,
he was acquitted of all
charges.

Mrs Dwyer, who lived at

drowning of an American
tourist just off of the shore
of New Providence.

The vacation of an elder-
ly couple from Columbus,
Ohio, took a tragic turn on
Monday afternoon, when
the 64-year-old husband
drowned shortly after
3pm.

According to police
reports, the man and his
wife were part of a diving



CELEBRITIES such as Oprah
Winfrey (top) and Elle McPher-
son (above) own a handbag
made by Harl Taylor

Caves Point, also sued Tay-
lor in the civil courts for
alleged breach of contract,
claiming he had taken a
$100,000 deposit for furniture
he never provided.

This litigation was never
concluded.

The fiery and flamboyant
artisan, whose handiworks
were coveted by the rich and
famous, was found murdered
at the very workshop that was
for many the centre of class,
sophistication and prestige for
New Providence.

Chinese man
fights for life
after shooting

expedition in the waters
just off New Providence.
Police said the man went
missing during the dive and
his lifeless body was dis-
covered floating nearby
shortly afterwards.
Further details about the
death were not available at
press time last night and
The Tribune was unable to
obtain more specific infor-
mation about the location

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of the incident.

Police were yesterday
also investigating the shoot-
ing and armed robbery at
Mike’s Chinese Restaurant
on Bernard Road and
Grant Street in Fox Hill.

Press liaison officer
Assistant Superintendent
Walter Evans told The Tri-
bune that a man wearing a
camouflage jacket and
armed with a chrome hand-
gun entered the restaurant
at around 11pm on Mon-
day.

Mr Evans said the man
robbed the establishment
of an undetermined amount
of money and afterwards
shot the restaurant’s 40-
year-old chef in the chest.

He said that it is unclear
at this point whether or not
the single shot was fired
intentionally.

The robber then fled the
scene, driving off in an
employee's green Ford
F150 pick-up truck.

According to witnesses,
he was seen travelling west
on Bernard Road.

The Chinese chef is “in
serious condition” in hos-
pital, Mr Evans said.








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- MURDERS: Harl Taylor, Dr Thaddeus McDonald

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Gay sex ring
may be key
to killings,

Ellis had been accused of rap-

say sources

The trial took place before Jus- :

Jury acquits
Nicaraguan
man of rape
allegations

A Nicaraguan man was acquit-
ted of rape charges in the
Supreme Court on Monday.

The jury found Ruel Ellis
Lockwood not guilty by a count
of 11-1, of the rape of a 20-year-
old Florida State University stu-
dent.
ing the young woman in the
Bahamas while onboard the Sov-
ereign of the Seas cruise ship in
March of this year.

Lockwood was represented by
lawyer Dorsey McPhee.

tice Cheryl Albury.

Snipes’ claims he
cannot get fair trial
branded haseless

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — :
Federal prosecutors said there is ;
“no basis in reality” for Wesley :
Snipes’ claims he cannot get a :
fair trial on tax evasion charges :

because of racial prejudice in
the area.

Snipes’ attorney last week
called Ocala, where the Janu- :

ary trial is set, “a hotbed of (Ku
Klux Klan) activity” in court fil-

ings. His attorney alleged pros- }

ecutors chose it to get the best
chance at an all-white jury.

“Defendant Snipes’ motion :

hurls scurrilous and baseless

accusations at the prosecution :

and citizenry of Ocala,” U.S.
Attorney Robert O’Neill wrote

a Monday filing, “in an over- :
wrought attempt to have this :
case dismissed or transferred to :

another venue.”

An October 2006 federal :

indictment charges Snipes with
fraudulently claiming refunds

totaling almost $12 million in :
1996 and 1997 for income taxes :
already paid. The 45-year-old :
star of the “Blade” trilogy and

other films also was charged

with failure to file returns from :

1999 through 2004.
Snipes’ motion sought to

have the case dismissed or :

| Ingraham urged to address nation

moved to New York.

The alleged misconduct hap-
pened in Florida’s Lake County.
The case could be handled in
either Orlando or Ocala, locat-

ed about 80 miles north of

Orlando, but prosecutors said
Ocala is appropriate because

more of Snipes’ crimes hap- }

pened in that district.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

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FRIENDS and associates are
convinced the murders of
designer Harl Taylor and acad-
emic Dr Thaddeus McDonald

!, are linked — and that a gay sex

ring could be the key to the
killings.

Academic and other sources
last night spoke of the alleged
hideous mutilation of both men,
and said the deaths were the
result of a gay relationship gone
sour, or a business deal gone
wrong.

As police kept a tight official
rein on information about the
two killings yesterday, unofti-
cial police sources spoke of an
investigation centred on
Dominicans — with an alleged
sex-for-sale business right at the
heart of the mystery.

“What we have here is not a
homicide but a homo-cide,” a
Tribune source revealed. “What
I hope now is that there is nota
cover-up because of Taylor’s
high-level connections, and
because of known gay networks
within the police force itself.”

Another source, who knew
Dr McDonald well, said: “There
is talk of a gay escort service for
older professional men, with
youths and young men aged
between 15 and 25 being offered
for their services.

“My theory is that the killings
are connected, but that business
rather than sex could be the real
issue. I feel that someone
reneged on a deal and that this
was payback time.”

Police inquiries are expected

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

WITH the official murder
count now at almost 70 for the
year, a call has gone out for
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to return from his trip to
Uganda and address nation.

The high number of con-
firmed murders — which includes

= the high-profile slayings of

designer Harl Taylor and COB
educator Dr Thaddeus McDon-
ald — yesterday prompted social
activist Paul Moss to call on both
the prime minister and Minister
of National Security Tommy
Turnquest to return immediate-
ly from the 2007 Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in Kampala, Ugan-
da.

“This is so grave that our
prime minister and minister of
national security ought to come
back to this country.

“The prime minister needs to
address this nation to tell them
to exercise restraint and calm.

“This is serious, when we have
people being killed and a lot of
notable people being killed in
such a public way, to the extent
that we may be driving away the
very tourists that come to our





“There is talk of a gay escort service
for older professional men, with youths
and young men aged between 15 and 25

being offered for their services.”



to centre on the alleged gay
lifestyles of both Mr Taylor and
Dr McDonald, and the busi-
nesses they ran — one the mak-
ing and retailing of designer
handbags, the other based on
importation of African clothing
and artefacts.

A source close to the inquiry
said: “Foreigners are under sus-
picion and being questioned,
mainly Dominicans.”

However, other sources spoke
of a gay relationship between
Mr Taylor and Dr McDonald,

and the possible fury of a third,

jealous party.

“It is understood that a birth-
day party was held earlier this
month at which there was a
scene, when a man who is said
to have left his wife and family
to be with Harl became angry
over an incident involving a
birthday cake.

“It is said that Thaddeus
offered Harl the first piece of
cake, triggering off an angry
scene, with a third man becom-
ing extremely abusive. After-
wards, I gather there were
unpleasant exchanges.”

Academic sources spoke of
Dr McDonald, 59, a $60,000-a-

shores,” Mr
Moss said yes-
terday while
speaking ata
press confer-
ence on Raw-
son Square.

Mr Moss
also suggested
that the all
Bahamians
pause for a moment of silence
to bring attention to the murder
victims and give recognition to
their families.

With the rise in violent crimes,
and particularly murders, Mr
Moss said it is now time for all
leaders — political, religious, and
community — to focus more
attention on the problem.

“We believe that this is the
time for leadership, when we
must demonstrate in every
aspect of this country, that we
will not, that we cannot continue
to have these kinds of killings
and maimings we see,” he said.
Mr Moss particularly called on
all church leaders to become
involved.

“Church leaders right now
should call for a time of prayer
across this archipelago,” he said.

Mr Moss said he would like
to see at least one hour where
the entire Bahamas comes to a

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women for 20 or 30 years.

“He was very pleasant, but he
did not make any real waves at
the College of the Bahamas,
where he worked. He was well-
liked and very workmanlike but
he was non-controversial.

“He was very straightforward
and pleasant, but it seemed he
lived in two separate worlds,
one at COB, the other centred
on his business in Queen Street,
where he ran a guest-house and
an African imports business.

“I gather that this business is

part of the police investigation.
They will be looking at what
went on there in the dark
hours.”

It was at his Queen Street
home that Dr McDonald was
found dead, having apparently
been bludgeoned “beyond
recognition” with a clothing
iron.

Two days later, on Sunday
morning, Taylor, 37, was found
stabbed to death at his home,
Mountbatten House, in West
Hill Street, where he ran his
handbag business.

standstill to pray. The social
activist said that this would also
be a good time for the Ministry
of Education to institute conflict
resolution courses, not only in
high schools but also in primary
schools and pre-schools.

In addition to this, he said,
classes should stop in all public
schools for a short time to give
absolute focus to the problem
of violence and how to learn to
become “our brother’s keeper.”

Mr Moss further suggested
that the Bahamas should main-
tain Daylight Saving Time dur-
ing the winter months to allow
people to leave work and arrive
home during daylight hours.

“Some people would say that
(the time change) is an advan-
tage for us because we're in the
same timeline as New York, but
this is the Bahamas, we're not
living in New York.

The fact is we have a record
number of murders in this coun-
try and we must be seen to doing
something about this,” he said.

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Religious leaders’ unity improves peace prospects

DAYTON, Ohio — As our country pre-
pares to host the Israelis and Palestinians in
Annapolis later this year for their next round
of peace talks, it would make a lot of sense to
consider what historically helps ensure that
the leaders find a solution, and then secure it.

If there is ever to be peace in Jerusalem,
then the politicians must include and encour-
age the religious leaders of the three Abra-
hamic faiths‘in the Holy Land to take paral-
lel steps.

Longstanding political crises need local
‘spiritual leadership to prepare the way for
the necessary political sacrifices. Jawaharlal
Nehru could not have led India’s indepen-
dence without Mahatma Gandhi. Bishop
Desmond Tutu gave spiritual leadership
alongside the political leadership of Nelson
Mandela to end apartheid.

And Lyndon Johnson would never have
been able to pass, let alone sustain, a civil
rights act for the United States without the
spiritual leadership, sacrifice and authority
ot Martin Luther King Jr.

History has shown that the conflict in Israel
and Palestine cannot be solved by political
decisions alone. For 40 years there have been

‘ accords, treaties and resolutions that have

not secured peace for Israel or political free-
dom for the Palestinians.

I went to Sinai when Israel gave it back to
Egypt, and I’ve been watching the problems
increase there ever since. Politicians may rep-
resent the will of the people, but religions
represent their heart. Noticeably absent from
the White House lawn during the signing of
the Oslo Accords was any religious presence
to bless that famous handshake between the
leaders of Israel and the Palestinians.

This spiritual absence likely created a vac-
uum into which religious extremists from
both sides were able to sweep in and destroy
the handshake’s promise.

An enduring political solution in the Holy
Land.will require the participation and con-
sent of the religious leaders of Judaism, Chris-
tianity and Islam, impossible as that may
seem.

Thankfully, leadership toward that goal is
actually transpiring in the Holy Land. For
the past year, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
and I have travelled to the Holy Land to
meet with an emerging group of the top reli-
gious leaders. Those leaders have begun
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They are now going public with their mes-
sage.

This month, in Washington, we hosted the
two chief rabbis of Israel, the patriarchs of
Jerusalem, the top Islamic religious leaders of
the Palestinian Authority, and many of their
colleagues. Here these 15 men met tor three
days to share with American religious and
political leaders their commitment to peace in
the Holy Land and the steps they are taking
to prepare the way for their political leaders.

' This Council of Religious Leaders is com-
mitted to religious freedom, access to holy
sites, anti-defamation, promoting education
for religious tolerance and the creation of a
“hot line” to diffuse religious tension that
might lead to violence. They are also com-
mitted to consider a reasonable solution for
Jerusalem. They do not seek to create the
political solutions themselves, only the envi-
ronment in which those solutions can be
found and then secured.

The collective weight of their moral author-
ity ought to be received as a peace offering to
the current administrations in Israel and
Palestine, and to the Quartet (the United
States, France, Russia and the United
Nations), which has worked as a group on
some Mideast issues.

Religion has so often been misused histor-
ically to justify war. Yet now the religious
leaders of Israel and Palestine stand togeth-
er to offer themselves and their religious
authority as partners for peace.

Never before in the history of Jerusalem
have the leaders of these institutions come
together in this way. As one member of the
delegation noted, “This is both pathetic and
amazing; pathetic that it has not happened
sooner, and amazing that it is happening
now.”

This newly found unity ought to be
embraced, supported and strengthened for
its potential to ease the burden of political
sacrifice that must come by the people of the
Holy Land if anything significant is going to
come from Annapolis.

(This article was written by former Con-
gressman Tony Hall. Working with the
blessing of Secretary of State Condoleezza

Rice, Mr Hall has helped convene a coali-

tion of leading Jewish, Christian and Mus-

lim leaders to work for peace in the Middle

East — Cox News Service).





















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of the developers of
Bahamia Sub-Division in
recent years for their lack
of attention paid to the
upgrade and maintenance
of this “premier upper class
housing community”.

I was so disgusted with

‘them for not adhering to

our complaints and their
insensitivity toward our
concerns, a couple of years
ago, that I initiated the for-
mation of a group to spear-
head an owners association
to try and legally wrestle
the oversight of the sub-
division from them, but we
failed in our efforts as Mr
Fred Smith, who headed
their legal team, made sure
we didn’t succeed by insist-
ing that we had to show
that we had the support of
60 per cent of the proper-
ty owners.

This, we understood, was
a prerequisite, in law, for
forming any home owners
association and so Mr
Smith was correct with his
advice.

We couldn’t form an
Association, of course,
because we didn’t know
who the owners were or
how to contact them.

Bahamia Service Co, on
advice of counsel I am
sure, refused to give us the
names and addresses and
in the end we had to aban-
don our efforts, reluctantly.

That was then and this is
now; the hurricanes swept
away the former develop-
ers with all their bad atti-
tudes and replaced them
with a group which, appar-
ently, has a clear vision and
a set of high standards for
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them — like no living in
unfurnished houses or
shacks built on your prop-
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clothes to dry, exposed to
the public, on your prop-
erty, etc.

I appeal to the new
developers to provide play-
ground and park facilities
where the kids can play

give us back our Bahami-
an Beach Club which I am
told the former owners
may have acquired and
sold illegally. Home own-
ers and residents need a
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the grounds it was built on,
were provided, originally,
for that purpose; please
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FORRESTER J
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Freeport,

Grand Bahama,
Bahamas.
November 12, 2007.

Asking questions
of our leaders

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM requesting that this letter be published in your newspaper
whenever you might have an opening, so that the leaders of this
country can hear the voice of one youth who is frustrated by their
actions.

As I read and listened to the news over the past few days, I
must say, as a 22-year-old Bahamian male, I am deeply saddened
with the character of our leaders. There is a backlog of court cas-
es, increasing murder rates, low tourism figures, families in crisis and
the list goes on, and our leaders are wasting time in our parliament,
arguing over petty things!

Are these the same men and women who come and knock on my
door and tell me to vote, so that I may be heard, and they act in this
manner once power is given to them?

I ask, why do I vote?

Is this the system that is running our country?

Why do you abuse the system of freedom, to the peril of the
Bahamian people? Why leaders, do I ask? Yes, you do have the
legal right, but is it necessary to waste time over foolish things
which can be settled at a later time? Where are your priorities? Do
you even know what that word means? Look it up, please!

What example are you setting for me?

The Bahamian people should not be punished for the personal :

vendettas of our politicians! *

Leaders, when will you change? When will grown men lead our
country? When will we have mature men sitting on both sides of the
political arena?

Leaders, our country suffers because of you? The road that we
are on as a people, you placed us, all of you, FNM and PLP. Where
are you taking us? What mess am I going to have to clean up
behind you as an up and coming leader? Do you even care?

Leaders, I, one voice that you asked to vote in your favour, say
to you, that I cast a vote of no confidence in all of you, you have all
let me down perpetually, I see no progress under any of your lead-
erships only steps back. I see no reason, no purpose to vote for any
of you to hold the reigns that drive this country.

My dream is to put this entire current system into the flames of
history so that we as a people can move forward finally. I hope that

some day before your glory days of power end, that you may see.

what true leadership is.

AN ELEMENT OF CHANGE
Nassau,
November 16, 2007.

Proud to see
Devard Darling’s
breakout game

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS A fan of American football, I was extremely proud to see
a son of the soil, Devard Darling have a breakout game this past
Sunday.

Hearing his name mentioned in the post game highlights
made me feel so proud to be a Bahamian. It’s been a long time
coming for Devard who has seen the first three years of his
young career in the NFL plagued by injuries.

On Sunday Devard had the best offence performance of the
Baltimore Ravens team, a feat which should be applauded. I am
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of his coaches who should opt to feature him more prominent-
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Like my grandmother used to say, “Nothing in this life comes
easy.”

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by his performance this past Sunday, his future in the NFL
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om brief Mitchell: FNM has done little to’

Cricket coach's
final e-mail to
wife released
at inquest

into his death

@ KINGSTON, Jamaica

~ CRICKET coach Bob
Woolmer was a “little
depressed” following his
team’s ouster from the World
Cup but he was looking for-
ward to going home, accord-
ing to an e-mail released
Monday that may have been
his final words before his sur-
prise death, according to
Associated Press.

A police official read the
e-mail to jurors in the inquest
into the death of Woolmer,
who was found sprawled on
the bathroom floor of his
Kingston hotel room on the
morning of March 18, a day
after his Pakistan team was
upset by Ireland.

Sent hours before his body
was found, the message was
to his wife, Gill, in Cape
Town, South Africa.

“Hi, darling, feeling a little
depressed currently as you
might imagine,” the note
begins.

Woolmer, who was a high-
ly regarded player in Eng-
land, then went on to critique
the performance of his team
in the World Cup, which was
being held in the Caribbean.

“Our batting performance
was abysmal and my worse
fears were realised,” he
wrote. “I could tell the play-
ers were for some reason not
able to fire themselves up.”

The coach said he was
relieved that at least he would
not have to travel to Guyana
for the next round in the tour-
nament and looked forward
to seeing his family back
home in South Africa.

“I hope your day was bet-
ter but I doubt it as you were
probably watching! Not much
more to add I am afraid but I
still love you lots,” he wrote.

Woolmer’s death set off a
globe-spanning criminal
investigation after a Jamaican
government coroner report-
plea &

Jamaican police called off
their probe in June after three
foreign pathologists conclud-
ed the 58-year-old coach died
from natural causes, most
likely heart disease.

Antigua: Official
Calls for fresh
ways to hoost
economy
during Internet
gaming hattle

HST. JOHN’S, Antigua

ANTIGUA and Barbuda’s
governor general said the tiny
Caribbean nation must finds
ways to invigorate its fragile
economy while it remains locked
in a long-running trade battle
with the United States over
Internet gambling, according to
Associated Press.

Governor General Dame
Louise Lake-Tack, during a
Monday address to a sitting of
Parliament’s upper and lower
houses, said the Caribbean
nation’s government has to
quickly identify viable ways of
earning more revenue while the
U.S. Internet gaming ban con-
tinues.

The government should
launch “innovative incentive
schemes” to develop local busi-
nesses and lure outside compa-
nies, said Lake-Tack, who rep-
resents the queen in the former
British colony and performs
mostly ceremonial functions like
convening and dismissing the
legislature.

Antigua accuses the U.S. of
crippling its gaming industry by
effectively banning Americans
from placing online bets with

gambling operators in the :

Caribbean nation.

The U.S. Congress last year
barred American banks and
credit card companies from pro-
cessing payments made to online
and offshore gambling opera-
tors, denying the international
gaming industry access to a
lucrative U.S. market.

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

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Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT —- The FNM
administration has done little
during its six months in office
to help jump-start the
Freeport economy, PLP MP
Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

“The PLP has already
issued a general statement
about our concerns on the
state of the economy. The
concern is raised doubly here
in Freeport where it appears
that the FNM administration
in its six months in office
have done little if anything
to help get this economy
going again.

“Whatever you have seen
of late — whether from Asso-
ciated Grocers, the payment
of the fund to the former
workers of Royal Oasis, the
conclusion of the Harcourt
deal — were all matters start-
ed on the PLP’s watch and
for which the country
ought to put on the PLP’s
account.

"It is now time for the
FNM to do something to
help this economy, he said.

Mr Mitchell, the MP for
Fox Hill, was speaking at a
press conference at the Pro-

gressive Liberal Party head-

quarters in Freeport.

He stressed that the pro-
posed Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) and a



“The concern is raised doubly
here in Freeport where it
appears that the FNM
administration in its six
months in office have done
little if anything to help get
this economy going again.”



trade deal between Europe
and the African Caribbean
Pacific states (ACP) will help
to the enhance Freeport as
a centre for trade in the
Bahamas, as well as ensure
the Bahamas’ competitive-
ness as a country.

Mr Mitchell said that the
operations of Polymers
International in Freeport
could be “jeopardised” if the
Bahamas fails to sign on to
the EPA with the European
Union.

“Anything that makes this
plant less profitable or less
likely to succeed jeopardis-
es the continuance of that
business in Grand Bahama.
There are 88 people
employed at Polymers and
we would not want to do
anything to jeopardise that
plant,” said Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell said that the

Educators given checklist
for a strategic literacy

. plan for the Bahamas

ed ‘the coach had been stran- ?

DR GERTRUDE TINKER-SACHS, a veteran Bahamian
educator who serves as an associate professor at Georgia State
University, said a strategic literacy plan for the Bahamas “must
be a shared vision, and must come from who we are as a peo-
ple”.

She was speaking to delegates attending a literacy stake-
holders meeting organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture and the Organisation of American States
(OAS).

Dr Tinker-Sachs encouraged educators not to look outside of
the Bahamas for a strategic literacy plan, since other coun-
tries’ best practices may not be the best for the Bahamas.

She recommended that there be town meetings throughout
the length and breadth of the Bahamas to achieve a shared-
vision, and a document that is meaningful and addresses the con-
cerns of all stakeholders.

She cautioned against “top down” documents, which, like
most decisions that originate from a management only point-of-
view, never achieve their intended purpose.

The visiting professor said the plan should not only reflect the
experiences of middle-class Bahamians, but include persons at
every level regardless of their socio-economic cultural back-
ground.

In defining literacy, Dr Tinker-Sachs said that we must adopt
as a broad definition as possible to include all forms of literacy,
and move away from seeing literacy as just simply reading,
writing, counting.

She said that a broader definition of literacy encompasses
reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualising and visually
representing things and ideas.

Strategies

Dr Tinker-Sachs was the keynote speaker at the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture/ OAS sponsored meet-
ing entitled “In-service training for public school teachers in key
strategies for improving literacy in schools”, which will initial-
ly train 150 professionals in workshops as master trainers.

These master trainers will later be responsible for ensuring
that around 4,000 educators in the public education system
acquire training in key literacy strategies. The organisers say they
expect that this initiative will greatly assist public school students
in improving their literacy skills.

Dr Tinker-Sachs is a well known name in Bahamian acade-
mics, who served as the host of the television show, “It’s Aca-
demic”, and has taught at both secondary and primary levels.

She has taught pre-service and in-service teachers of English
at the graduate and undergraduate levels for 12 years at the
Hong Kong Institute of Education (formerly the institute of Lan-
guage in Education) and the City University of Hong Kong.

She earned her doctorate degree in education at Ontario
Institute for Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr Tinker-Sachs said one important component of the plan
must be allowing teachers, time to develop their creativity.

She stated that teachers who are exposed to other cultures and
travel abroad are able to bring new perspectives into the class-
room.

Other factors that Dr Tinker-Sachs identified as necessary for
a blueprint on literacy were a parity between technical and
academic education; inclusion of the large immigrant population;
the need for more and better libraries; and a curriculum that is
less rigid and which aligns it self with the needs of today’s soci-
ety.

In addressing the issues of libraries, Dr Tinker-Sachs, who
hails from Bain Town, shared her experience as a young girl
walking to the library and always selecting the “fattest book with
a certain smell” to read.

She said that on a recent visit to the same library, she saw that
the books are still the same, adding that the way libraries are
treated today is one of the biggest crimes against the Bahami-
an people.

PLP MP Fred Mitchell

PLP’s issue is that the FNM
does not seem to be engaged
with the proposed deal, and
does not seem to be taking
the process seriously.

He noted that the govern-
ment missed one of the
meetings at the political lev-
el, and there was “a dearth of
information” released about
whether or not they had
actually attended other
meetings at either the politi-
cal or the technical level.

“Now that they are at the
table we think it is fine if
government agrees to get it
postponed once the
Bahamas’ position is pro-
tected.

"If they can do a goods
only deal as they said yester-
day, that’s fine too once the
Bahamas position is protect-
ed. But, we need them to be
at the table, we don’t need
them to be away from the
table.

“T would urge the business
community here in Freeport
to continue to hold the gov-
ernment’s feet to the fire on
this,” he said.

Mr Mitchell also. empha-
sised that continued duty
free trade with Europe will
ensure the ongoing competi-
tiveness of the Bahamas as

jump-start Freeport economy

a country.

According to the PLP MP,
the Bahamas exported $60
million worth of crawfish
duty free into European
markets last year.

He said Bahamian craw-
fish would be subject to duty
once the Contonou Agree-
ment between the ACP
group of countries and the
European Union expires on
the December 31.

If this happens, Mr
Mitchell said Bahamian
crawfish would no longer. be
competitive and the coun-
try’s economy would be
adversely affected.

“When you consider from
estimates we heard, the fish-
ing industry employs some
20,000 people.

“That is the size of the
public service and-that is a



major sector in the economy
that could be adversely
affected if crawfish is no
longer able to enter the
European market duty free,”
he said.

“So we are seriously con-
cerned about it because at
this time it being said that
the market for Bahamian
crawfish has gone soft in the
US which would be our alter-
native market.”

The former cabinet minis-
ter said that the waiver
granted by the World Trade
Organisation which allows
continuance of one way pref-
erence entry into the Euro-
pean markets is unlikely to
be renewed.

He also said that the Euro-
pean Union has indicated
that it will not seek an exten-
sion of the deal.

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ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Laing calls for
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to fight crime
in financial
services





@ By LINDSAY
THOMPSON

MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing urged
regional compliance officers to
devise a concise plan of action
in fighting criminal activities
within the financial services sec-
tor.

He was addressing the fourth
annual Caribbean Regional
Compliance Association Con-
ference (CRCA), organised in
conjunction with the Bahamas
Association of Compliance
Officers and at the British Colo-
nial Hilton on Monday.

The financial professionals
met to discuss ways to improve
the financial services sector in
their respective countries, and
address global challenges.

“Do not fall prey to illicit
activities. Our financial institu-
tions deserve better. Our coun-
tries deserve better. Our regions
deserve better. Our world
deserves better,” Mr Laing said.

He noted that business trans-
actions have come a long way
from exchanging goods for
goods and goods for services.
Now, exchanges are done with
an agreed monetary instrument.

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while banks and other financial
institutions have been estab-
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criminals recognised a means
through which they could
advance their illicit activities.

“Regrettably, there are per-
sons who have no reservations
engaging in financial crimes —
two of which are the financing
of terrorism and money laun-
dering,” Mr Laing said.

Challenging them not to fall
victims to the would-be money
launderer, he said, “1 call on
each of you do to your part to
slay the giant of financial crime,
or at least keep it out of your
financial institution.”

He also advised that not only
should compliance officers
know the meaning of acronyms
of financial institutions, they
must be aware of what is
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as their respective institutions.

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Lectures on business empowerment
to continue on Thursday at College

m By GLADSTONE THURSTON



TWO professors and a business consul-
tant will share the podium as BAIC’s lec-
ture series on business empowerment con-
tinues on Thursday.

The lectures will take place at 7pm at the
College of the Bahamas’ Tourism Train-
ing Centre.

Assistant professors in COB’s School of
Business Michael Rolle and Dudrick
Edwards, along with Glen Ferguson of
Comprehensive Consulting Services will
speak on marketing and e-commerce.

“The information gleaned from the series
has been very beneficial to those partici-
pating,” said Lester Stuart, senior business
services officer at Bahamas Agricultural




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PRESIDENT of the College of The Bahamas Janyne Hodder speaks at a
General Assembly on slain faculty member Dr Thaddeus McDonald, on
November 19, 2007. Dr McDonald was an Associate Professor and Dean
of the Faculty of Social and Educational Studies. The institution’s Coun-
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“This is all part of our mandate to pro-
mote, encourage and facilitate business
development in the Bahamas.”

Held in conjunction with the College of
the Bahamas, the sessions are open to the
public and are free of charge. They contin-
ue weekly through November 29.

“The purpose of these seminars is to pro-
vide potential, budding and existing entre-
preneurs and business persons with a broad
exposure to proven successful business
strategies, best practices, and real life busi-
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“BAIC is also mindful that properly oper-
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at a high level, needed goods and services to
the Bahamian economy.

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and the general public to take full advan-
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Cuba's ruling
Council of State
calls elections
critical to Fidel
Castro's future

@ HAVANA

CUBA announced Tues-
day it has set Jan. 20 for
national elections that are
part of the process of deter-
mining whether ailing leader
Fidel Castro continues as
president, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

The ruling, signed by inter-
im leader Raul Castro and
read on state television, set
the date for elections to
provincial and national
assemblies — voting that is
held every five years.

There was no explicit men-
tion of Fidel Castro, but the
81-year-old leader of the
Cuban Revolution must be
re-elected to the national par-
liament before he could
repeat as president of the
Council of State to remain in
full power.

Raul, 76, is the council’s
first vice president

The January elections
come almost 18 months atter
the elder Castro stepped
aside on July 31, 2006,
because of emergency intesti-
nal surgery, provisionally ced-
ing his functions to his broth-
er and a team of other top
leaders.

He has not been seen in
public since, appearing only
in official photographs and
videos and regularly writing
essays with mostly interna-
tional themes.

The parliament, known in
Cuba as the National Assem-
bly, elects a new council
every five years, several
weeks after deputies are
elected. It was not announced
when the new National
Assembly would meet for the
first time to renew the top
council members.

Cuba’s constitution calls
for the council’s first vice
president, currently Raul
Castro, to fill the presidential
slot when vacated. Fidel,
Cuba’s unchallenged leader
since 1959, held the council
presidency since its 1976 cre-
ation.

Phil Peters, a Cuba analyst
with the pro-democracy Lex-
ington think tank outside
Washington, said January’s
vote would be “an election
with real suspense.”

“If (Fidel) doesn’t put his
name on the ballot he is
effectively resigning,” Peters
said.

However, even if Castro
relinquishes the presidency,
he could still play a key role
in the nation’s leadership in
his current position as Com-
munist Party general secre-
tary — arguably a more polit-
ically powerful job — or in a
new emeritus position.

Vicki Huddleston, Ameri-
ca’s top diplomat in Cuba
from 1999-2001, said it
seemed likely Raul Castro
would be Cuba’s next Council
of State president.

“Very few people imagine
that Fidel will return to pow-
er in an active position,” said
Huddleston.

Cuba recently held the first
round of its election process,
with more than 8.1 million
voters — 95 percent of those
registered — casting ballots
in late October to elect more
than 12,000 delegates to 169
municipal assemblies across
the island.

Those assemblies are now
choosing candidates for
provincial and national
assembly seats.

Anyone 16 or older can
vote in Cuba and casting a
ballot is not mandatory.
Membership in the Commu-
nist Party — the only legal
political party on the island
— also is not required.

Small dissident groups —
which are tolerated but dis-
missed by Cuba’s government
as mercenaries of the United
States — boycotted the
municipal elections.

Detractors of Cuba’s elec-
toral process complain the
country’s president is not
directly elected by citizens
and say voters feel heavy
pressure to support pro-gov-
ernment candidates.

“The current Electoral
Law, marked by a totalitarian
character, does not guarantee
the elemental right of citizens
to freely elect people who
represent programs or pro-
posals that differ from those
of the only party that has gov-
erned for more than four
decades,” dissident Vladimiro
Roca wrote earlier this week
in a declaration from the
opposition coalition Todos
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@ By LINDSAY THOMPSON

ACTING Minister of
National Security Senator
Elma Campbell told a crime
symposium on Monday that
neighbourhood community
policing is making headway in
the fight against crime and fear
of crime.

“Respect for the rights of
victims and basic services to
victims of crime are firmly on
the agenda, supported by the
newly established Royal
Bahamas Police Force Victims
Support Unit,” said Senator
Campbell, who is also the Min-
ister of State for Immigration
in the Ministry of National
Security.

The police detection rates,
particularly for murder, are
very high, standing at 68 per
cent in New Providence, 75 per
cent in Grand Bahama; and 100
per cent in the Family Islands,
she said.

The senator was addressing
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s Third Annual Preven-
tion Seminar at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Conter-
ence Centre on East Street.
The one-day event was held
under the theme: “Overcom-
ing and preventing crime”.

“We will be looking to all
stakeholders, including the
Chamber of Commerce, for
further support, now that we
are in the implementation
phase of the outcome of the
National Assembly on Crime,”
she said.

The information, business
and personal security seminar
is a co-ordinated effort
between the chamber, the
police force and Crime Stop-
pers Bahamas. The event drew
persons from all sectors of the
business community, who
heard from several speakers on
many aspects of crime preven-
tion.

“We must, as individuals,
communities and country,
reclaim hope, love, unity,
togetherness and godliness, key
concepts in our national




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anthem, if we are to break this
cycle of crime and criminality,
and particularly violent crime
in our Bahamas,” Senator
Campbell said.

~We recognise a partnership
that appreciates that the time
for inaction is passed, and that
the time for positive and deci-
sive action ts here.”

Inaction, she said, will not
address the unacceptably high
crime rate in the Bahamas, nor
reduce the long list of crimes
with which the police force
contends on a daily basis
trom murder to vehicle theft,
rape, burglary, fraud and cor-
ruption.

“Inaction will also not halt
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murder rate, cited not only
here in the Bahamas, but at the
regional and global level as
well,” the senator said.

“Inaction will not address
the reality that, should crime
and criminality, and particu-
larly violent crime, continue at
such unacceptable rates,
investors and tourists alike will
be driven away, seriously
impacting development in our
service-based economy,” she
said.

Undoubtedly there are diver-
gent viewpoints on what to do
about crime and criminality in
the Bahamas, the senator not-
ed.

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of the death penalty and,

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the upward spiralling of the
crime of murder, it should or
should not be imposed,” she
said. “Such matters and others

including bail and remand —
must be followed in accordance
with the law, and in the con-
text of ongoing initiatives to
address challenges to the crim-
inal justice system.”

The senator emphasised,
however, that there is more
that unites Bahamians in con-
fronting crime and criminality
than separates them.

She noted that there is broad
agreement that the rise in
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past three and a half decades
points to a break down in the
traditional values and institu-
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built.

“Advancement in communi-
cations, in particular, has
brought untold benefits.
Regrettably, it has also beamed
violence and deviant behaviour
into our homes on a daily
basis,” the senator said, adding
that too many young people
emulate deviant behaviour
shown on TV.

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_ Simpson saga is all about money _

Then something went terri-
bly wrong, and I know what
happened, but 1 can't tell you

exactly how... The whole front of

me was covered in blood, but it
didn't compute... Any moment
now I would wake up at home,
in my own bed." -- O J Simpson,
If 1 Did It.

just closed the cover of

[= of the most bizarre

books that has ever been
published.

Former football star O J
Simpson was acquitted a dozen
years ago of killing his ex-wife,
Nicole, and her friend Ron
Goldman, with a knife. The case
was watched by millions around
the world, and it polarised racial
emotions in the US like no oth-
er before or since — something
that has puzzled blacks and
whites equally, given Simpson's
willing identification with white
society.

The following comments are
instructive:

"For many, Simpson’s not-
guilty verdict was perceived as a
victory that far too few blacks
accused of crimes — particular-
ly those with smaller bank
accounts and less fame than
Simpson — were given the
opportunity to have." - Black-
americanweb.com

"{In] the trial, everything is
about race. Black people deal
with race everyday. Whites who
said it's not a trial about race
speak that way because they
haven't been on the receiving
end of injustices at the hands
of a white person," - Marc
Watts, a black reporter.

"(Cochran, Simpson's lead
lawyer) suggests that racism
ought to be the most important
thing that anyone of us ought
to listen to in this court ... and
set his murdering client free." -
Fred Goldman, father of one of
the victims.

And at a barbershop in Los
Angeles 10 years after the trial,
the PBS investigative show,
Frontline, determined that none

LARRY SMITH



“The original Simpson trial
may have been the most-
watched event in television

history, but it signified noth-

ing. And Simpson’s life since
the trial proves it. His pathetic
and bizarre “confession” will
end up as his true legacy.”



of the black customers believed
that Simpson was innocent. But
they did agree that the police
behaved as expected: "They
framed a guilty man — that's
all it was," said the barber.

A year after the aquittal, a
civil trial was launched by
the Goldman and Brown fami-
lies charging Simpson with caus-
ing wrongful death. In early
1997 Simpson was unanimously
found guilty and the jury award-
ed the two grieving families $19
million in damages.

The civil jury took six days to
make a decision after a four-
month trial. That compared to
the five hours it took the crimi-
nal court jury to decide on a
verdict after over nine months
of testimony a year or two ear-
lier.

But Simpson said he was
broke — aside from a $25,000 a
month pension that the court
couldn't touch. And then he
moved to Florida where the law
protects his assets from being
seized to pay damages. "They
can't touch my earnings here.
And it will be a cold day in hell

. before I pay a.penny," he was

Paradise Island

quoted as saying recently.
According to news
reports, being found liable tor
the deaths of two people and
making millions aren't mutual-
ly exclusive in the US. Simpson
made nearly $400,000 from his
NFL pensions every year from
2003 to 2005, for a total of $1.2
million, and even earned
$50,000 from "appearances,"
according to tax returns.

| he bizarre book we
referred to earlier was

another attempt to earn money.
It is actually Simpson's confes-
sion — hypothetically speaking
that is. And it is made even
more bizarre by the fact that it
was published by the Goldman
family. Released only two
months ago the book has soared
to the top of Amazon's best-
seller list. It's called, Jf J Did it:
Confessions of the Killer.

In his introduction, Fred
Goldman explains his motives
for continuing to hound Simp-
son: "It is about taking from
him, it's about making him feel
the impact of what he did. It's
about hitting him where it hurts

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— his pockets, his livelihood...It
is not about revenge, and we
are not going to apoplogise for
wanting him to feel a tenth of
what we feel every day....Sadly
we have been unsuccessful —
until now."

The whole idea of the book
was to cash in on Simpson's val-
ue as a celebrity "murderer" (or
wrongful death causer). When
Harper Collins paid Simpson
upwards of $1 million as an
advance, the Goldman family
launched a massive campaign
to stop publication.

They complained that Simp-
son's income and assets were
protected from the civil judg-
ment they won. "He has estab-
lished companies in the names
of his children to serve as 'pass-
throughs' for his own gain. He
has completely taken advantage
of the system and manipulates it
to avoid paying...He is virtually
untouchable."

All that negative publicity
led the publisher to pull the
book. And the Goldmans even-
tually won the rights to /f 7 Did
/t after a bankruptcy court ruled
that the Simpson family com-
pany that owned the book was
“a sham formed to perpetuate a
fraud".

The Goldmans then decid-
ed to publish the 60,000-word
manuscript themselves, with
part proceeds going to the new-

NEVER ENDING SAGA: OJ Simpson in a cou




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ly formed Ron Goldman Foun-
dation for Justice, a victims
tights group. "There is no
doubt in our minds that this
book was originally written so
that (Simpson) could finally tell
his side of what happened,"
Goldman says,in his introduc-
tion. "For us the hardest part
of reading this book was hear-
ing him. talk about that
night....nothing prepares you for
hearing it straight from his
mouth."

He Collins, the
original publisher,

had hired a former journalist
named Pablo Fenjves to inter-
view Simpson and ghost write
an account of what might have
happened on the night of the
murders: "I was being given an
opportunity to sit in a room

with Simpson. and listen to his:

confession, or an ersatz version
ot his confession," Fenjves said.

After days listening to Simp-
son's story Fenjves had a draft
ready for review in a few weeks.
Simpson signed off on the man-

_uscript and the interview tapes

were turned over to him — nev-
er to be seen again. But once
the Goldmans won the rights to
publication Simpson declared
that the book was a fiction cre-
ated by the ghostwriter.

"O J read the book, his book;
several times," Fenjves respond-

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ed. "I made every change he
asked for, and he signed off on
it. It's his book...Judge for your-

self."

In Simpson's account he is
the loving father and long-suf-
fering husband, while Nicole
was nothing more than a bi-
polar bitch on wheels whose
drug use and sex life eventually
spun out of control. This is
despite the fact that police had
been called to the Simpson
house at least nine times over
the years to sort out dcmestic
arguments in which he was the
villain.

As one reviewer put it, the
book's "hypothetical" scenario
allows Simpson to have it both
ways — to put himself at the
crime scene with motive and
opportunity, yet dissociate him-
self from the actual:murders, as
if they: somehow: committed
themselves while he happenéd
to be there holding a knife.

Ironically, Simpson starred in
the crime news again in Sep-
tember when he was implicated
in an armed robbery at a Las
Vegas hotel trying to retrieve
allegedly stolen memorabilia
that belonged to him from a
guest's room.

Last month, two of his com-
panions in that escapade plead-
ed guilty and accepted a plea
deal to testify against him. And
it was announced a week ago
that Simpson and two oth-
ers will stand trial on 12 criminal
counts, including robbery,
assault with a deadly weapon,
conspiracy, kidnapping and bur-
glary.

But the never-ending Simp-
son saga has long ceased to be
about law and order or justice
or race relations. It's all about
money and voyeurs being
served up a special brand of
entertainment. The original
Simpson trial may have been
the most-watched event in tele-
vision history, but it signified
nothing. And Simpson's life
since the trial proves it. His
pathetic and bizarre "confes-
sion" will end up as his true
legacy.

What do you think? Send com-
ments to larry@tribunemedia.net, mail
to: larry@tribunemedia.net. Or visit
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(L TO R): Katanga Armbrister-Johnson, new junior minister of tourism and first place winner, Tarran Lewis, second place winner; Precious Bethel,

third place winner.



Young Bahamian
‘making history’ at
McGill University

YOUNG Bahamian Kalid Hassan has been
chosen by the prestigious McGill University
as one of its “history makers” as part of an
ambitious fundraising programme.

Campaign McGill seeks to raise funds to fur-
ther progress in a number of areas. including:
wellness, prosperity, science and technology.
environmental sustainability and civil society.
_ In an effort to highlight the achievements
of university in these areas, 18 “history makers”
have been selected this year from among the
student body and faculty.

Some of the other history makers hail from
Eastern Europe. the Middle East and Africa.

At 19 years old, Khalid has already accom-
plished what most young persons only dream
about Graduating from St John’s College in
2005 with eight As in the BGCSE examina-
tions, Khalid was recognised by the Ministry of
Education as the top, and only male student in
the Bahamas, to achieve this standard that
year.

At home, Khalid participated in the pro-
gramme sponsored by the Gentlemen’s Club
under the direction of Dr Judson Eneas as well
as that for top male students by Phi Beta Kap-
pa.

In both of these programmes Khalid received
high recognition. Having entered McGill at
age 17, Khalid was quickly recognised by the
university as an exceptional student and young
man. /

He was invited to participate as the vice pres-

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ident for finance in the Caribbean Students
Association and to become a member of the
external committee for student atlairs of the
Golden Key Honours Society.

A member of Transfiguration Baptist
Church, Khalid’s motto is that he can do ail
things through Christ who strengthens, com-
forts, guides, protects and opens the doors to

‘the-unlimited possibilities.

He said of McGill: “It is a once is a life time
opportunity that has expanded my mind, spir-
it and tested every tacet of my being only to
show that those who truly rely on God, can
succeed at whatever they put their heart into,
with God's help”

Pursuing a bachelor of science degree
through a major in physiology, Khalid always
tries to maintain a cumulative GPA above 3.9.

He is proudly following a family tradition in
attending McGill.

He follows in the footsteps of his Uncles,
Dr Patrick Roberts. internationally acclaimed
pediatrician; theologian and philanthropist
Oscar Johnson, Jr; Dr Daniel M D Johnson: his
aunt, Josée Johnson; cousin, Laura Anne Johin-
son and his mother, Cathleen Hassan.

Currently attending McGill with Khalid is
his cousin, Ashley Johnson.

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non-Bahamians living in the Bahamas, .

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THE Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation has
selected a new junior minister
of tourism.

The choice was made through
the ministry’s Industry Train-
ing and Education Department,
which held speech competition
finals.

_The results of the competi-
tion led to the selection of
Katanga Armbrister-Johnson as
the new junior minister of
tourism.

The event was moderated by
outgoing junior minister,
Rashad Rolle.

Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Tourism Archie
Nairn gave encouraging words



ARCHIE NAIRN, Permanent Sacra Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
and Aviation addressing those gathered for the competition

New junior minister
of tourism selected

participated in the competition,
speaking on the very topic on
which they wrote their speech-
es: “The next generation —
learning from the past and
preparing for the future.”

Mr Nairn told the students
that “in order to do better and
be better than before, it’s essen-
tial to learn from our histories,
from our past experiences — be
they successes or failures.”

“If we want a luminous future
for ourselves and our familics,
and for our nation’s greatest
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to-face with the issues that
plague us and insist that we
refine our product and address
those issues in earnest,” Mr

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FROM page one
Works, on October 16, to air their concerns
over the project, they have yet to receive a
response as to what action may be taken
despite allegedly being assured they would do
so within two weeks.

Homeowners claim the rate of construction
on the plaza appears to have escalated since
that time, potentially making it harder tor
any adjustments to the project to be made.

Yesterday, permanent secretary Colin Hig-
gs - who received residents’ initial letter about
the matter - said it was in the hands of the rel-
evant agency: the town planning commitice.

Contacted that afternoon, committee chait-
man Mr ‘Turnquest said that the residents’
concerms are “very important” io the com-
mittee.

“TL anticipate that at the next committee
meeting...there’ll be further discussions on
that,” he said, adding: “(Director of Town
Planning, Michael Major) was given some
directives and things to check out and that’s
really where the matter is right now.”

Mr Turnquest pointed out that the devel-
oper has all of the necessary approvais, as
provided by the former town planning com-
mittee under the previous government, and
the new commitiee “support that.”

He continued, however: “There were some
things that they have asked us to address,
that we are looking into with that developer
— if we can get some concessions in connec-
tion with these things I'd be pleased to do
whatever we can.”

It is just this which residents claim the com-
mittee is taking too long over.

“Whatever corrective action is needed:
please look into it. We need to have some
security,” said resident Angelita Bethel yes-
terday,

Community members state that they are
not in any way against “progress”, and are ful-
ly aware that the site is a prime commercial
zone, but believe that the building is simply

LOCAL NEWS

Historic community

(00 large and liable to overwhelm the quaint
community.

“We just don't want progress to come at
the price of dpstroying our homes and
neighbourhood,” satd resident Terri Dug-
gan,

She says the cight well-kept homes — some
of which are close to L00 years old and have
been occupied by the same tamilics for gen-
erations — are a part of Bahamian culture
and history and should be celebrated rather
than coming under attack from over-zealous
new developments.

“Originally | didn’t have these concerns,
said resident Angelita Bethel, “but when we
physically saw the structure it was like
‘hey, watt a minute...there’s no space for park-
ing.”

She added: “It appears to us that our 20-
foot access road is being incorporated into
this development.”

They want town planning to intervene and
cause the developer to ensure that parking
does not overflow on to their narrow access
road, and that generator, garbage and air-
conditioning units do not end up “under the
noses” of residents due to insufficient space.

To this end, Ms Duggan said’ she would
like to see the ministry ensure that a border
wall is placed between the shopping centre
and the dead-end road that leads to their
homes.

Additionally, she and other residents would
prefer if both the entrance to and exit from
the plaza are from East Bay Street, rather
than Lightbourn Lane.

“It’s a lovely location, wonderfully quiet,
we have something that you dont find any-
more in Nassau,” said Ms Bethel.

“We have asked the ministry to look into
these matters because, in all honesty, it’s not
something that’s really an acceptable situa-
tion,” she added.

”



‘Multiple voters cards’
FROM page one

revealed that of the two separate voter’s cards existing under Ms Collie’s name
the court had photocopies of, one contained a picture of her, and the other did
not, while one of the cards also placed her in the Pinewood constituency.

It was also unclear from the testimony if either of the photocopies of the two
cards matched the card Ms Williamson presented to the court, or if this was the
third such document in her name.

Ms Collie told the court that she only recalls registering once at the Elizabeth
Estates clinic after being called over by representatives of the parliamentary reg-
istration department. She also said under cross examination by Michael Barnett
that Bamboo Town was the only place she voted.

Questions also emerged during the testimony as to whether or not there are dif-
ferent signatures from different parliamentary registration officials, along with dif-
ferent registration dates, on the two photocopied voters cards.

Carolyn Williamson, a representative of the Registrar General, also took the
witness stand yesterday. She has supervision of the registry of births, deaths and
marriages.

During questioning by Mr Davis, Ms Williamson referred to records of the birth
of Kendal Seraphin, a voter being challenged by the PLP, who is allegedly a Hait-
ian, based on the hearsay testimony of Private Investigator John Munroe.

Ms Williamson’s testimony revealed that Betty Charles Joseph, who, too, is
reportedly Haitian, had two birth certificates issued for ‘Kenol’, each with the birth
date April 9, 1981.

On one certificate it was revealed that the boy is referred to as Kenol Charles,
born to Betty Charles; while on the other birth certificate, the boy is referred to
as Kenol Seraphin, born to Betty Charles and Michael Seraphin.

As Mr Davis further questioned Ms Williamson on the records surrounding the
challenged voter Kendal Seraphin, Senior Justice Anita Allen asked if it was nec-
essary to continue through the process of questioning as was being done by Mr
Davis, if the court already had a copy of the documents in question as evidence.

Mr Barnett agreed that the line of questioning was unnecessary with the evi-
dence having already been submitted, at which time Mr Davis ended his inquiry
with the witness.

Fourteen witnesses testified yesterday with Clinton Josey, a teacher, admitting
that he moved out of Pinewood in late February or early March in 2006 to Hal-
ifax Street, Southern Heights - which is in the Baillou and Cowpen Road area.

During Mr Munroe’s testimony, he told the court that Mr Josey admitted to
him that he lived outside Pinewood, and that he went to parliamentary registry
officials to change his address, but was not permitted to do so.

This admission of non-residency in Pinewood six months prior to the election,
came as other voters such as Aneka Sweeting, pointed to areas outside the
boundary lines of the constituency on the court map during their testimony.

Court resumes this morning at 10am with a BEC representative expected to
take the witness stand.

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FROM page one

not be reached by phone by
Knowles’ lawyers and the
other was indisposed in a
court in West Palm Beach.

Knowles himself waived his
right to become a witness in
his own defence.

Judge James Cohn asked
iknowles to stand and raise
his right hand and said: “Do
you understand that you have
the right to become a witness
in this case?” to which
Knowles answered in a raspy
voice: “Yes, sir.”

Judge Cohn then explained

to Knowles that the jury
could not consider Knowles’
decision not to take the stand
when they deliberate at the



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to Waive my right to testify.”

The prosecution’s eviden-
tiary part of the trial ended
with testimony from, Frank

Cartwright, who pleaded

guilty to drug charges before
taking a plea agreement to
testify against Knowles.
Knowles’ defence lawver,
Jacob Rose, asked
Cartwright if he expected to
receive favourable treatment

: . because of his testimony

against Knowles and he
affirmed.

On July 24, 2000, the Drug
Enforcement Agency seized
$2,563,260 from Cartwright.

Cartwright testified yester-
day that he had lied to agents
who questioned him about
dates that he worked with
Knowles and the amount of
money he had received and

said that Knowles had told
him to do so.

Cartwright explained to the
court that he eventually

‘decided to co-operate with

Ninety: prosecution
and defence resi

agents because they “knew
everything already” anyway.

Following Cartwright’s tes-
timony, Mr Rose beseeched
Judge Cohn again to dismiss
Knowles’ case becduse there
was not enough evidence tor
a jury to find Knowles guilty
on charges that he conspired
to import cocaine into the
USA, nor that he ever had
possession.

Mr Rose contends that co-
Operating Witnesses did testi-
fy that cocaine was being
shipped but never specified
their destination. However,
the prosecution countered
this argument by recounting
testimony in which witness-
es did specify that they Were
selling cocaine and collecting
the proceeds for the defen-
dant (Knowles).

According to testimony,
cocaine was being shipped
from Colombia to Jamaica,
Jamaica to The Bahamas and
then to the US, where some
of Knowles’ cohorts sold the
drugs and repatriated the
funds back to Knowles.

Just before the session

‘broke for lunch the judge

seemed to become irritated
with the detence’s lack of
preparation with regard to
their missing witnesses.

“You knew the govern-
ment would rest before
lunch,” Judge Cohn told the
defence.

The defence rested with-
out testimony from their last
Witnesses.

The prosecution and
defence are set to present
their final arguments when
the court reconvenes on
Monday.

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day indicated that the bed was
previously occupied by Smith’s
lawyer and companion, Howard
K Stern shortly before Daniel
Smith, 20, was discovered “life-
less” in Doctor’s Hospital on the
morning of September 10, 2006.

Nadine Carey, a registered
nurse for 10 years at Doctors
Hospital, told the court that on
September 10, 2006, she was on
duty when a “code blue” was
called at about 9.40am.

A “code blue” is used to
denote a real or suspected
impending loss of life in a patient
who has stopped breathing or
whose heart has stopped beat-
ing.

She said she responded to the
call on the second floor of the
maternity ward at room 201, the
room of the late’ American
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
who had given birth to a baby
girl three days prior.

Nurse Carey told the court
when she arrived at the room it
was congested with medical staff.
In an attempt to make space in
the room she, along with anoth-
cr nurse, pulled the empty bed
that was nearest to the door out
of the room and into the corri-
dor.

She said that after pulling the
cot out of room 201, she noticed
“two white tablets”, one “bigger
than the other” on top of the
bed sheets. Because the medical
staff were in the middle of a
code blue and attempting to
resuscitate Daniel Smith, she
kept the pills in her possession
until the code blue was called
off, she said.

Upon further questioning, she
said she waited in the corridor
until the code was called off and
then approached Dr James
Inferenta - the doctor in charge
of the code blue - and told him
about the pills. He reportedly
instructed her to give the pills
to the nurse supervisor on duty
that day, Patricia Laing. Nurse
Carey said this was “common”
hospital procedure. ,

Nurse testifies

Nurse Carey also testified that
she put the pills “in a tissue and
gave them to Patricia Laing.”
During her testimony she was
unable to identify what kind of
pills she saw, but said she
recalled them having “numbers
on them” and_ possibly
lettering, but she could not be
sure.

When asked if anyone wit-
nessed her discovering the white
pills, Nurse Carey said that the
other nurse who helped her
move the bed out of Smith’s
room was with her when she
found the pills.

Patricia Laing, a nurse at Doc-
tors Hospital, testified that she
accepted the unidentified pills
from Nurse Carey in a “plastic
bag” with the label 201 on it. She
told the court she pocketed the
pills and then turned them over
to a female police officer.

Dr Horizal Simmons, the first
witness called to the stand yes-
terday, told the court he
responded to the “code blue” in
room 201 at about 9.4lam on
September 10, 2006. There he
saw the body of Daniel Smith
“lifeless” with no pulse, he said.

Subsequently, Dr Simmons
performed a “cardiac massage”
on Daniel until emergency
response technicians arrived
about two minutes later.

Francis Woodside, a nursing
assistant and patient care tech-
nician at Doctors Hospital, tes-
tified that she was on night duty
on September 9, 2006, from
11.30pm until 7.30am the next
morning.

She said that shortly after
11.30pm, she made rounds to
room 201, where she saw Anna
Nicole Smith sitting in the hos-
pital bed nearest the window,
her son Daniel sitting in a chair
near her bed, and baby Dan-
nielynn in a crib, while Howard
K Stern was located in the other
cot nearest the door.

She said another “white-
haired” man, whom she could

not identify, was also standing
in the room.

At 6am Ms Woodside said she
went to room 201 to test Anna
Nicole’s vital signs. At this point
all the occupants of the room
appeared to be sleeping, she
said, noting Anna Nicole and
Daniel were in the same bed,
with Daniel in one of Anna’s
arms.

She testified that the “white-
haired” gentleman had left by
this time, and Howard K Stern
appeared to be sleeping cn the
bed nearest the door. When
asked if anything appeared
“odd” to her about Daniel at
this time, she replied no, adding:
“He was in one (of Anna’s) arms
and I took vital signs (from) the
other arm.”

Katrina McTaggart, a mid-
wife at Doctors Hospital, testi-
fied that at about 8am on Sep-

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and Daniel asleep in the same
bed, while Howard Stern
appeared to be asleep in the oth-
er cot, nearest the door.

She noted that Daniel
appeared “pale” with his head
“twisted on the (bed’s) rail.”

At 9.38am she heard a
“buzzer” go off, and went to
room 201 and found Anna
Nicole Smith in hysterics scream-
ing: ‘He’s not breathing, he’s not
breathing.” Ms McTaggart said
she then called in the “code
blue.”

During her testimony, Ms
McTaggart frequently re-
checked her written statement
to police to clarify her testimony.

During the proceedings the
accuracy of witness testimony
was called into question by var-
ious counsel of the parties rep-
resented, who argued that wit-
nesses should have been more
prepared before testifying by
looking over their statements to
police.

Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole’s
estranged mother, and Howard
K Stern were present during the
testimony of the nine witnesses
called to the stand yesterday.

‘The inquest is adjourned until
December 10.

Vandalism puts ZNS
radio station off the air

FROM page one

told Pond to determine the problem, they found that the door to the
transmission hut had been removed and much of the supporting
coils and equipment necessary for ZNS's 1240AM and 1540AM
transmissions were stolen or vandalised.

Aside from causing a total loss of the 1240am signal the incident
also affected the strength of the 1540AM signal. However, Mr
Smith advised that, despite running at 50 per cent capacity, the lat-
ter transmission will still be available to listeners as per usual.

It is believed that those responsible carried out their illegal act in
the early hours of that morning. Police are now investigating the

incident.

The cost of the damage may reach into the “hundreds of thou-
sands” of dollars, suggested Mr Smith.

This - the latest and most serious in a string of thefts and attacks
on ZNS property at the tower - has highlighted the need for greater

security on the premises.

“We realise that there’s an urgent need for us to upgrade secu-

rity, (to) put in proper surveillance systems,”

said Mr Smith.

Copper wiring has been stolen from the site on numerous prior

occasions.

“Our AM transmission depends heavily on use of copper...we lost

a significant amount as result of theft,”

he said. Although police

investigated these incidents no arrests or charges were brought.
According to the executive, a decision will have to be made as to
whether the channel remains an AM one, or is upgraded to FM,

before it comes back on air.

ZNS executives had been discussing for a couple of years whether
the AM signal would be replaced by an FM transmission and this
move may now be expedited in light of the destruction and removal
of the AM signal equipment, said Mr Smith.

The decision may be impacted by the fact that the company
which initially provided the AM equipment has now gone out of

business.


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Court blocks Freeport ‘ideal test.

Harajchi’s PI ;
mansion sale bed’ on tax reform.

Bc eal * Chamber president says his firm’s sales ‘retarded’
30 per cent by bureaucracy and lack of over-the-



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas assets
frozen until Suisse

reeport is the ideal “testing
ground” for reforming the

one Bahamian tax system because it counter bonded eoods uniform practice
Su preme, S : t is already effectively operating
Court has ecurity aSSELS a sales tax through the over- .
imposed an h the-counter bonded goods system, the Bahamas Customs over the over-the- was intended to allow GBPA licensees tv.
order§ returned Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s counter bonded goods sales lay in the ‘dec- declare that goods had been used in their
restraining president telling The Tribune yesterday __laration of intent’ as to what these goods _ business and could be removed from their
Mohammed that the absence of a uniform system for — would be used for by the purchaser. bonded status.

in the Bahamas until all assets
of Suisse Security Bank & Trust
have been recovered and
accounted for by the liquidator.

“The Harajchis are the own-

Harajchi and
his wife from
selling their
Paradise
Island resi-

The Chamber suggested that this clause
be built upon with each GBPA licensee
providing an invoice for every over-the-

In a paper sent to the Government on
recommendations for solving all issues relat-
ing to over-the-counter bonded goods sales,
the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
pointed out that the Hawksbill Creek |

this practice had retarded his firm’s sales by
30 per cent.

Christopher Lowe, who is operations
manager for Kelly’s Freeport, said the solu-
tion to the tension between Grand Bahama

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dence and

other Bahamas-based assets
until all depositor funds and
other assets from his now-
defunct Suisse Security Bank &
Trust have been returned.

A notice placed on a website
for creditors of Hofschildt
Global Select, an investment
fund in liquidation that held
substantial deposits at Suisse
Security Bank & Trust, said fur-
ther recoveries for those
investors depended on progress
in the liquidation of the
Bahamian bank.

Jeffrey Beneby, the Bahami-
an accountant who is the liq-
uidator of Hofschildt Global
Select, said in the posting: “The
only news that I have on the
liquidation is that the Bahamas
Supreme Court denied the
request for a Creditors Com-

~ mittee and placed a restraining

order-on- Mr Harajchi and: his
wife from selling or disposing
of their home and other assets

ers of Suisse Security Bank &

Trust, where the deposits of

Hofschildt Global Select were
held. Because of this, there is
no progress in the liquidation,
as the liquidator of Suisse Secu-
rity Bank & Trust is seeking to
recover monies from the Hara-
jchis before any monies can be
paid to creditors.

“IT cannot pay any monies to
the creditors of Hofschildt
Global Select until I receive
payments from the liquidator
of Suisse Security Bank &
Trust, as those deposits at Suisse
Security Bank & Trust are the
only assets owned by Hofschildt
Global Select.”

The posting illustrates the
plight faced by Suisse Security
Bank & Trust’s depositors and
creditors, many of whom have
not seen their funds for more
than six years since the

SEE page 7

Benchmark eyes 2008 Q1
Start for property project

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BENCHMARK (Bahamas)
is now looking at a 2008 first
quarter groundbreaking for its
one-acre commercial property
development on, Carmichael
Road, its president saying yes-
terday that the firm’s domestic
investment portfolio was likely
to offset any downside with its
international equivalent during
the fourth quarter. '

Julian Brown told The Tri-
bune that Benchmark’s real
estate development subsidiary,
Benchmark Properties
(Bahamas), hoped to start con-

struction work on the commer- °

cial office complex, which will
be situated at the corner of
Carmichael and Fire Trail
Road, “before the end of the
next quarter”.

BISX-listed Benchmark
(Bahamas) had previously
hoped to begin construction in
the 2007 third quarter, depend-
ing on the permitting process
with the Town Planning Com-
mittee and Department of Phys-
ical Planning, but Mr Brown
indicated the company had-had
to adjust that schedule.

“We hope to get it started by
the first quarter of next year,”
he said of the project, into
which Benchmark (Bahamas)
is putting some $900,000 of its
own equity.

The commercial property
development is also being
financed by a $2 million loan
from the Bank of the Bahamas
International, which will be the
project’s anchor tenant with its
Carmichael Road branch.

On the hunt for other com-
mercial tenants, Mr Brown said:

“We're working on a couple of
others as well. The prospects
look very good. The feedback
we’ve got so far has been over-
whelming. When we break
ground and start to go, we will
probably have it full before it’s
done.”

The 14,733 square foot site is
next to the Diplomat Centre
and right in the centre of the
Carmichael community, and Mr
Brown said Benchmark’s ener-
gies were fully devoted to com-
pleting this project before it
looked at any more real estate
ventures.

“We're going to get this one
done and get it on the way, then
concentrate on other ventures,”
the Benchmark president said.

“Tt’s [real estate] a hot area,
but we have to be careful not to
over-extend. This one’s a big
project, and we have to get it
running and completed.

“We're always looking for
real estate opportunities, but at
the moment are going to focus
on Carmichael Road and get-
ting that done and finished
before getting more aggressive,
as we don’t want to lose focus.”

Mr Brown, though, cautioned
that fourth quarter earnings
from Benchmark’s Alliance
Investment Management sub-
sidiary could be impacted by
the downturn in global equity
and credit markets, due to its
international investment port-
folio and those of its clients.

Alliance had enjoyed “a good
nine months”, but just half-way
into the fourth quarter, Mr
Brown said it was difficult to
predict how the company would

SEE page 6



Port Authority (GBPA) licensees and

Agreement’s clause two, subclause four,

SEE page 5

‘Special deals’ with Customs on ‘for display’ bonded goods

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MANY Freeport-based
wholesalers who sell bonded
goods to other Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA)
licensees have worked out “spe-
cial deals” with the Bahamas
Customs Department allowing
them to have bonded inventory
on retail display, with “each
deal differing from the next”
and showing the need for a uni-
form system and practices in
relation to over-the-counter
bonded-goods-sales in the Port
area.

A paper submitted to the
Government by the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce on the way forward in
developing a legal system for
dealing with over-the-counter
bonded goods sales, found
through interviews with more
than 20 GBPA wholesale and
retail licensees, that there were
a number of “widely differing
practices” on these sales.

The report found: “Some
similarities exist - the request
for, and approval of, an annual
letter from customs approving
the ‘over-the-counter-purchase
of bonded goods’ for each

licensee, a signed invoice for
the purchase of bonded goods
by the licensee, and a monthly
report submitted by each ven-
dor for duty-paid sale of goods.
All of the other practices differ
between vendors.”

When it came to the display
of bonded goods on retail
shelves, the Chamber report
said Customs had in theory
arbitrarily imposed a condition
that bonded goods could not be
displayed in-store where they
could be seen by the general
public.

Yet the report added: “*
interviewing the

After

bulk of

resellers in the Port area, it was
discovered that many had some
of their ‘bonded’ inventory on
display with special deals
worked out with Customs, and
in almost every case, with each
deal differing from the next.
“The court decision [by Jus-
tice Isaacs in favour of the

Home Centre] found this ‘dis- .

play’ rule was not based on law
and ordered that it be stopped
for the Home Centre Super-
store.

“*Reasonable expectation’

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is a valid threat to
financial institutions
and the Caribbean

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

TERRORISM is a valid
threat to Caribbean countries
and financial institutions, as
the damage to their reputation
from such incidents could be
devastating, an international
expert warned yesterday.

Brian Ramsey, of Amalga-
mated Security Services, told
the fourth annual Caribbean
Regional Compliance Associ-
ation conference in Nassau
that this region has already wit-
nessed a number of incidents
that could be regarded as ‘ter-
ror attacks’, such as attempted
coups and episodes during the
recent Cricket World Cup that
prove it is not immune to the
threat of violence.

He said that if a company
was the target, action and word
reaches the international com-
munity, it would mean the end
of that business as their repu-
tation would be destroyed.

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Says companies need
to ensure they have

adequate business
continuity planning

“We do this for
hurricanes, so in
the same way we

need to ensure
that it is done in

the event of a

terrorism attack.”
— Brian Ramsey

the appropriate precautionary
plans in place to deal with such
situations, Mr Ramsey said.
Even if the threat was not in
the Caribbean, he said it was
only natural that some compa-
nies wishing to expand would
move into an area where ter-
rorism was occurring. As a
result, the company could sim-

ply be in the wrong place at-

the wrong time, and its

employees become innocent

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Just as companies seek to:



grow and expand, so do ter-
rorist groups, he added.

-Mr Ramsey said companies
could be targeted simply
because of a perceived con-
nection to another target. For
example, a McDonalds restau-
rant or a Bank of America
branch could be perceived as a
key US symbol. Companies
were increasingly sending their
employees on trips abroad,
exposing them to terror threats
as well.

Mr Ramsey warned that ter-
rorism acts may not be limited
to physical attacks, but could
also affect computer lines and
Internet services, which could
have a devastating effect.

He said companies need to
ensure they have adequate
business continuity planniag.

“We do this for hurricanes,
so in the same way we need to
ensure that it is done in the
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- Bahamas official: Sharpen

economic negotiating skills

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

SMALL developing coun-
tries such as the Bahamas must
sharpen their negotiating skills
in economic, financial and
trade matters or they will be
swallowed up, the Ministry of

Finance’s legal adviser said .

yesterday.

Rowena Bethel told region-

al compliance officials attend-
ing the fourth. annual
Caribbean Regional Compli-
ance Association Conference
in Nassau that bodies such as
the Organisation for Econom-
ic Co-Operation and Develop-
ment (OECD) have tremen-
dous funding and manpower
to perform their functions,
something that is the biggest
challenge for Caribbean coun-
tries.

Whether they like it or not,
Ms Bethel said that in some
cases might was stronger than
right, and smaller countries do
feel the effects of that. She

' added that in many instances

“a well-placed squeeze” does
produce results, as history both
recent and distant will show.
However, Ms Bethel said
monitoring bodies such as the
OECD and Financial Action
Task Force (FATF) needed
monitoring as well, because
when a scandal hits it is not
just the offshore financial cen-
tre who shares responsibility,

although in many cases they .

are the ones who receive the
negative publicity. _

Ms Bethel said that to
address some of these chal-
lenges, it would be a good idea
to have some of the country’s
tertiary institutions prepare
research papers on how to

address the challenges pre-'

sented by the likes of the
OECD.

She added that it was inter-
esting that the FATF, which
had originally been formed as
a temporary organisation to
address particular issues for a
five-year period, basically
keeps itself alive by renewing

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NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR
of Oakes Field, Nassau, Bahamas, is not employed by
Woodlawn Gardens Limited nor is she associated
with or is any in any way connected with Woodlawn

Gardens Limited. FROM page 1

Further, Notice is hereby given that the said

I clearly dictates that all other
businesses in the Port area
expect to have the same privi-
lege, and therefore many of the
vendors plan to begin importing
their entire inventory ‘under
bond’ and display the items for
sale.”

Over-the-counter bonded
goods sales involve the sale of
bonded items, which are
imported into Freeport free
from import and customs duties,
by a GBPA licensee and then
sold duty-free to another
licensee, provided the goods are
for use in their business and do
not go outside Freeport.

While the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement provides no legal
basis for the practice, Justice
Isaacs in a 2007 ruling in favour
of the Home Centre against
Bahamas Customs ruled that
the GBPA licensees hada
“legitimate expectation” that
the practice would continue.
“Yet after a 2002 Supreme

GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR has no authority to
represent Woodlawn Gardens Limited or to transact any
business wahtsoever for or on behalf of Woodlawn
Gardens Limited. Any person, business, vendor, trader,
supplier or their agents and/or servants or otherwise

who hereafter transact any business whatever with
the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR using the name
Woodlavn Gardens Limited does so in breach of this
Notice and shall save harmless Woodlawn Gardens
Limited from and against all obligations, commite-
ments or liabilities or claims against Woodlawn Gardens
Limited whether absolute, contingent or accrued and
whether arising out of or. in any way connected to any
transaction by the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR.

SIGNED

WOODLAWN GARDENS LIMITED
Nassau, Bahamas

November 9th, 2007





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:

LAV A-




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



1. 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.






3. 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




. 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
Company





. Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspect:
of regulatory as required by the PUC




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
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EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE






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
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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 CoO. LTD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS





RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY




BUSINESS

‘Special deals’ with Customs
on ‘for display’ bonded goods

Court ruling by Justice Stanley
Moore prevented Customs from
auditing GBPA licensees, the
tension between the Depart-
ment and licensees grew.
Customs saw over-the-
counter.bonded goods sales as
depriving the Government of
much-needed revenue, while
the GBPA licensees have
viewed the Department’s “arbi-
trary” attempts to interfere with

‘ the practice and impose condi-

tions on them as an unreason-
able intrusion into and interfer-
ence with their business.

The Chamber report said:
“Customs has voiced some con-
cern with respect to the prac-
tice of ‘over-the-counter sale of
bonded goods’, as they view il
as a possible source of revenue
loss. Both the licensees and
Customs are frustrated that
there is no set standard with
which the practice is being man-
aged, and Customs has made
some arbitrary decisions with
respect to those goods.

“A standardised, acceptable
mechanism must be established
for the management and report-

ing of ‘over-the-counter sale of
bonded gooas’ that does not
subjugate the rights of the
licensees of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, while still pro-
tecting the legitimate revenue
collection of the Government
of the Bahamas.

“This mechanism must be the
same for all vendors and must
be derived from within the laws
of the Bahamas and the terms
of the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment.”

The Chamber report warned
that GBPA licencees submit-
ling monthly reports to Cus-
toms on bonded goods sales -
when there was no legal
requirement for them to do so -
could be placing themselves at
risk of liability.

The 2002 ruling by Justice
Moore found there was no law-
ful requirement for the manda-
tory monthly report of bonded
goods sales as demanded by
Customs, but the Department
was still requesting these and
some licensees were complying.

The Chamber report said:
“Other vendors produce a

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‘bonded sales report’ and file it
each month in case Customs
requests information on bonded
sales — some of the reports are
by customer, and others are by
item.

“These summary reports by
customer, which are not a
requirement by law, put the
vendor producing the report in
a position of liability. Take, for
instance, the scenario, of a cler-
ical error on the part of the ven-
dor on the report, which is sub-
sequently used by Customs as
the grounds of an investigation
on a licensee, who has to hire
legal counsel and an account-
ing firm to defend itself in a
lengthy investigation.

“All because of an error on a
summary report that was not a
requirement of law. Tort law
would determine who should
pay the costs of this, and I
would strongly suggest that it
would be unfair that the
licensee being investigated with-
out warrant should pay the
costs.”

On over-the-counter bonded
goods sales, all GBPA licensees
have to request a letter from
Customs granting them permis-
sion to forego for one year the
need to provide individual pur-
chase orders.

Licensees selling bonded
goods to fellow licensees, the
Chamber report said, have to
keep a copy of this letter from
the purchaser. Some kept copies
for five years, others for 12-14
months, the report found, with
this record keeping requirement
seemingly not based on the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement or
any lawful authority.

The Chamber document said
there was also no consistency
on purchase orders, with some
GBPA licensees requesting that
they accompany each bonded
goods purchase, others wanti-
ng them once a month or once a
year, and others not requesting
them at all.

All GBPA licensees are
required to sign a copy of each
bonded invoice; with most
invoices kept for between five
to seven years.

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counter bonded goods sale,
identifying them and displaying
their bond number: They would
also sign a declaration that the
goods purchased were for use
in their business, entitling them
to be purchased without any
import or customs duties being
paid.

The declaration on the bot-
tom of the invoice would be
provided by the vendor GBPA
licensee to Customs between
the end date of each month and
the [Sth of the following month,
the Chamber suggested.

The report said: “The vendor

.’ could also produce a summary

‘over-the-counter sale of bond-
ed goods’ report by item, with a
similar declaration attached,
that would provide Customs
information on their total sales.
This would be reporting on
their own business and would
not put them in a position of
liability.

“This solution is within the
terms of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement, providing a decla-
ration as to the use of the goods
and the mechanism to remove
the goods ‘from bond’........ It
would also provide Customs the
ability to investigate fraud, as
they would have summary
reports of the ‘bonded goods’
sold and a detailed account of
every ‘over-the-counter-sale of
bonded goods’ transaction.”

Mr Lowe told The Tribune:
“The Hawksbill Creek Agree-

{+> ment rests on the declaration
. by licensees that their intent is

to use goods under the provi-
sions of the agreement.
“This is the mechanism that

* has been most misconstrued,

‘

and the facility has almost been
abrogated by Bahamas Customs
in so far as they try to deter-
mine up front the things you
¢an and can’t bond, which they
don’t have the power to deter-

_mine.

“The licensees derive this

.°.° wight from the Hawksbill Creek
*.’ Agreement, not Customs. But
‘the Customs Management Act

still applies and is as valid in
Freeport as it is in the rest of

- the country, allowing it to fraud-

ulent practices where they
believe and can prove it exists.”

Over-the-counter bonded
goods sales involve the sale of
bonded items, which are
imported into Freeport free
from import and customs duties,

'. . by a GBPA licensee and then

sold duty-free to another
licensee, provided the goods are
for use in their business and do
not go outside Freeport.

Customs sees over-the-
counter bonded goods sales as
depriving the Government of
much-needed revenue, while
the GBPA licensees have
viewed the Department’s “arbi-
trary” attempts to interfere with
the practice and impose condi-
tions on them as an unreason-
able intrusion into and interter-
ence with their business.

Yet Mr Lowe said the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
was clear as to what the Cus-
toms Department could and
could not do, and “‘it is the busi-
ness owner and operator who
declares the intent of use when
they attempt to bond some-
thing”

Declaring the intent of use
“solves the problem right
there”, Mr Lowe said, adding
that a uniform system that was
understood by all was critical

_to the future of business in

Freeport and over-the-counter
bonded goods sales.
Under the current system,

when imports arrived in
Freeport, their documents had
to be submitted to Customs,
which then sent them to its
entry-checking department,
which sent them on to be
approved or rejected by the
bonded department. They then
went back to entry-checking
before being returned to the
customs broker.

“It retards or holds back Kel-
ly’s sales by 30 per cent,” Mr
Lowe said.

He added that over-the-
counter bonded goods sales
were effectively a sales tax, and
said: “We are practising a sales
tax in Freeport, which means
that we would be an ideal test
bed or case study tor Bahamas
Customs and the Ministry of
Finance with respect to chang-
ing to a VAT or sales tax from
one that is import-based.”

Mr Lowe pointed out that tax
reform was going to happen
whether the Bahamas liked it
or not, due to pressure from
international trade arrange-
ments, with the replacement for
the Caribbean Basin Initiative

(CBI) with the US likely requir-

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ing this nation to replace its cus-
toms/import duty-dependent
regime to ensure tariff free
access for its US-bound exports.

Explaining the need for
bonded goods sales, the Cham-
ber paper said of the recent
Supreme Court decision allow-
ing licensees to bring in inven-
tory entirely bonded: “Resellers
will be better able to compete
with their US counterparts as
they won’t have had to prepay
duty on inventory whose aver-
age age range from about four
months to one year, so the price
to the end consumer could low-

er.

“ Licensees will be able to
purchase all of their supplies
bonded locally, reducing their
cost of doing business and mak-
ing them more competitive, and

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007, PAGE 5B
a ————————————

increasing the sales of the
resellers.”

On the over-the-counter
bonded goods sales practice
itself, the report added: “This
‘practice of over-the-counter
sale of bonded goods’ is a nec-
essary convenience to the day-
to-day operation of businesses
in the Port area, which reduces
the effort, time, and cost of
doing business and increases the
businesses efficiency and com-
petitiveness.

“This practice has developed
and is the only way that some
businesses can survive, as each
licensee would have to have a
complete inventory of spare
parts and supplies, or it would
suffer large down times waiting
for replacement parts —,order,
shipping, and import of supplies

FREEPORT, from page one



and also bear high cost of ship-
ping individual items.

“It has allowed businesses to
carry on with more parallels to
their counterparts in the US,
those that purchase the neces-
sary day-to-day supplies neces-
sary for their business locally —
that allow the local office supply
store to stock paper and ink for
their office, the local automo-
tive parts store to stock parts
for their vehicles, the local
building supply store to stock
lumber and building materials
for the construction and out fit-
ting of their premises, the local
department store to stock clean-
ing supplies and fixtures, the
local electrical and plumbing
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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

skills.

Successful candidate will report to Baha Mar’s General

Counsel and work with other members of Baha Mar’s

team.

legal

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.


4 UBS

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
looking 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 including
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

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Benchmark eyes |
2008 Q1 start for
property project ©

2007, and Fidelity’s FINDEX
up 18.95 per cent year-to-date.

“The domestic portfolio has
been doing very well,” the
Benchmark president added.

FROM page 1

do, as fluctuations in value in
the global markets were “more
dramatic than here”.
However, Benchmark’s
Bahamian investment portfolio
had been “performing along
with the market”. This means
it has been doing well, with the
BISX All-Share Index up 13.92
per cent or 233.39 points for the
nine months to September 30,

“We have a large percentage of
our investments in Common-
wealth Bank, a large percent-
age of our investments in
FOCOL, and sizeable invest-
ments in FirstCaribbean and
Cable Bahamas.”
Commonwealth Bank, Mr
Brown said, had seen its share
price increase by $0.50 since it
completed its three-for-one










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intend to change my name to DEREK EDJAR
KNOWLES. If there are any objections to this change



stock split, something that
would have translated into a
$1.50 per share rise prior to the
split.

In addition, Commonwealth
Bank’s $0.06 per share extraor-
dinary dividend would gener-
ate “more income for us”.

“We're going to have a good
fourth quarter, with the domes-
tic portfolio, and I’m more com-
fortable and confident that that
portfolio is going to hold up
more than the international
side,” Mr Brown added.

“Everyone’s got to be aware
of that. But our book value is
$1.44 per share, which means
we’ve added value to the over-
all company, as the book value
was $0.97 when we launched in
2001.

“Our share price has not
reflected it, but the growth in
the assets of the company has.
There’s certainly a great dis-
parity between the trading price
of the company and the price
that would be achieved from

the break-up of the company
with virtually no debt.”
Benchmark (Bahamas)
reported a $0.06 earnings per
share (EPS) increase for the
nine months ending September
30, 2007, compared to last year,

attributing the increased net ©

income of $1.485 million to
gains in its affiliates’ investment
portfolios.

Benchmark said net earnings

for the nine months to Septem-
ber 30 totalled $0.30 per share,
and in the 2007 third quarter
net earnings were $1.115 mil-
lion or $0.23 per share.

For the nine months ending
September 30, net assets for
Benchmark stood at $7.138 mil-
lion, and book value was $1.44
per share, a change of 17 cents
upon the comparative period
ending 2006.

Benchmark’s net movement
in unrealized appreciation of
investments was $76,850, and
Alliance net earnings were
$721,79.

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
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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGLADE MOMPREMIER
COOPER of PALM BEACH STREET, P.O.. BOX N-776,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/aturalization
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 21st day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P-O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





































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

Maintain food safety standard

Recruit and train culinary team

Manage and develop culinary team

Control food cost

Determine market list and vendors

Design special events

Qualifications

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

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

Y Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,

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

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

Sales Person;

must be computer literate and have good
customer relations

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

PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 394-3885

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Abaco Markets

11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60

9.55 7.88 ' Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55

0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85

3.74 1.65 Bahamas Waste 3.74 3.74

2.62 1.21 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61

11.20 9.81 Cable Bahamas 11.18 11.18

3.15 1.85 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15

6.12 4.10 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.01 6.12

7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.15 6.39

2.70 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26

6.50 5.54 | Famguard 6.50" 6.50

12.80 12.00 Finco 12.75 12.75 0.00 : a
14.75 14.14 FirstCaribbean 14.66 14.66 0.00 0.934 0.470 15.7 3.21%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S)

Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson



ter Securities
“Last Price
15.60 16.00
6.25 6.00
0.40 0.20 -0.030 —_ 0,000 N/M
Courter Securities SOR
i 41,00 : 4.450 2.750 9.0





Weekly Vol.





Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00
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14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
0.45 eh, -0.030 0.000 N/M.





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Last 12 Months Div $



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52wk-Low Fund Name Vv Yield %




1.3641 1.3139 Colina Money Market Fund 1.364118”

3.5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.5388***

12.9382 2.4829 © Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214***
1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370***





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Fidelity Prime Income Fund
MMS 18.98% (2006 84.47%










)- last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV IKEY.
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity *.9 November 2007
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price **. 30 June 2007
| Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week ** 41 October 2007
Change - Change In closing price from day to day EPS $~- A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths see. 31 July 2007

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings





(S) - 4-fot-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
(S1) - 3-for lock Split - Effecti le 7/11/20





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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TERRANCE L. HIGGS OF
PINEDALE, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GENERAL DELIVERY,
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 21ST day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality ©
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HARRY DAOUT OF #62
PIONEER’S WAY, P.O. BOX F-41375,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 21ST day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE ishereby given that OLIVIA TONY of JEROMEAVE.,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible
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 21st day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY CHARLES of
KEMP ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister resposible 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 21st day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

OF

TECHNOGAMES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company commenced on the 16th day of November\
, 2007 and that Credit Suisse Trust Limited of
Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets,
Nassau, The Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator
of the Company,

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator



1
THE TRIBUNE

Court blocks

mansion sale

FROM page 1

Bahamian bank’s licence was
first suspended, then revoked,
by then-Central Bank governor
Julian Francis.

Hofschildt Global Select is
understood to have placed all
its deposits in the ‘one basket’
that was Suisse Security just
some six months before the
licence suspension, and the pro-
tracted liquidation of the bank
is likely have to damaged the
Bahamas’ reputation as a first-
_- class financial services centre.

The Supreme Court also
refused to permit the formation

$22.317 million in assets belong-
ing to the bank.

Some $17.712 million of these
funds were held by two Inter-
national Business Companies
(IBCs), Suisse Security Hold-
ings and Suisse Security Invest-
ments, assets which were moved
out of this jurisdiction just after
Suisse Security’s licence was
suspended - but before Mr
Winder could take control of
them.

Without the recovery of those
assets, Suisse Security is insol-
vent to the tune of $15.363 mil-
lion, according to the liquida-
tor’s first report to the Supreme
Court.

The court order blocking the

of a Suisse Security creditors’ |

committee, which some of the
bank’s creditors had wanted to
form to assist the bank’s liq-
uidator, Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas) managing partner,
Raymond Winder, providing
him with advice and opinions.
A May 11, 2007, communica-
tion from Mr Winder to Suisse
Security’s depositors and credi-

*.7.2./ tors revealed why the court may
*}+1+ have refused the creditors com-
*.'. mittee’s appointment.

It said: “Mohammed Hara-
jchi, Derek Ryan [the bank’s
and Mr Harajchi’s attorney] and

‘..-_. Christopher Lunn [Suisse Secu-
."-* rity’s chief executive] have
- applied to the court to be

-. included as members of this

oe ‘committee. Their inclusion has

been opposed, and therefore,

"."” the matter is scheduled for hear-

-. ing on 6 June, 2007, to deter-
mine whether or not they would
~ be allowed to serve on the com-

‘-1+) mittee.”

Suisse Security’s attempts to
overturn the licence revocation,
which went all the way to the
Privy Council, have further
delayed the liquidation and
prospects for the depositors and
- creditors to recover their assets.

They key to a successful
Suisse Security liquidation will

be for’ Mr“Windet'to recover °

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NOTICE

Mrs. Carol D. Misiewicz
(Munnings)

is pleased to announce
the opening of her law chambers

COUNSEL AND ATTORNEY-

Suite No. 7 Grosvenor Close
Grosvenor Close and Shirley Street
P.O. Box SS-5467
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel. 328-0396 Fax. 328-1388
WWw.misiewiczlaw.com
_. E-mail: carol.misiewicz@ gmail.com

sale of Mr Harajchi’s Bahamas-
based assets could be the tool
required to force him to co-
operate with Mr Winder.

He had previously been try-

ing to sell his Paradise Island .

property for $24.5 million alone
via an Internet website, a sum
that if realised would more than
compensate Suisse Security’s
depositors and creditors.

It would thus appear that if
Mr Harajchi does not co-oper-
ate in returning Suisse Security’s
assets, the liquidator could then
petition the Supreme Court to
seize his Bahamas assets -
chiefly the Paradise Island
home - and sell them to benefit
the receivership estate.



BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international
private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, is presently. accepting

applications for

HEAD RISK MANAGEMENT

Applicants for the position of Head Risk Management must have banking or
financial degree and at least 10 years of experience in the offshore banking sector,
fluency in Italian, French and knowledge of German, proven leadership and
management experience, ability to partner with team members, and have thorough
knowledge of local legislation, regulatory & statutory matters as well as international

banking practices.

PERSONAL QUALITIES :-

Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Positive attitude and outlook

Problem-solving skills

Financial and analytical background

Ability to coach and have mentoring skills
Commitment to quality and service excellence

RESPONSIBILITIES :- °

Ability to partner with other managers for the development and implementation
of Risk Management strategies and practices

_ Supervision and monitoring of the credit exposure
Supervision of credit department: review loan proposals/reports for risk, quality
and credit policy compliance
Liaise and network at group level and with external professionals on matters

related to the position

Responsibility for Central Filing, Credits, Compliance & Internal Controls

units

Supervision of the outgoing reports to regulatory bodies and to group internal

entities

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume/curriculum

vitae to :-

Human Resources Manager

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St. & Blake Road

P. O. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax no. (242) 702 1253 or email: julie.benjamin@bsiob.com

(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.







GOVERNMENT NOTICE

OPERATION OF FOOD COURT ON THE PROPERTY OF
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS
AND CULTURE

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture invites
interested persons/vendors to apply and submit proposals for the
Operation and Maintenance of a Food Court on the Ground Floor in
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Building,
Thompson Boulevard.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The applicant(s)/vendor should possess, good food preparation and
service skills, a valid Ministry of Health Food Handlers Certificate and
be prepared to submit the following:

1. ° A proposal for the daily operation and management of the
food court inclusive of:

Draft Menu Selection including a variety of healthy,
nutritious dishes which will encourage good eating
habits and practices;

The foods/dishes offered should be well balanced
and include a variety of food groups, freshly
prepared aesthetically appealing;

The selected vendor will be expected to maintain a
clean, attractive and sanitary environment.

Food receptacles should be suitable and compatible with the foods
sold with appropriate temperature controls to prevent cross
contamination and the possibility of food poisoning.

Proposals should be submitted on or before 31* December, 2007 and
addressed:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
Thompson Boulevard

Nassau, The Bahamas

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institutions to just be compliant

with the laws of its own juris- -

diction.

Rather, he said they needed
to see if they were breaking
laws in other jurisdictions,

where legal action could well’

be taken against them.

“Bahamian law won’t help
you if you get a US Supreme
Court subpoena,” Mr Beck
said.

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ple Know Your Customer
(KYC ) checks will not be suf-
ficient, as countries take a
much more aggressive stance
against tax evasion and money
laundering.

For example, Mr Beck said. -

that in some cases, it can be
an offence to conduct any
transactions on US soil. This
could include sending an e-
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