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badly injured
in separate
shootings

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



THREE separate shooting
incidents Saturday night sent one
man to the morgue and two oth-
ers to the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital in serious condition.

In the past 10 months the
Bahamas has recorded 71 mur-
ders.

Ten homicides in a space of 20

. days — November 4 to 24 — has

given the community cause for
great concern. In spite of these
alarming statistics, senior police
officers maintained at a crime

Pastor: body is that B@esceseu
of security officer

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

FREEPORT - Although police have not
yet released the identity, of the body found
on Friday off East Sunrise Highway, a well-
known Grand Bahama pastor has confirmed
that it is missing security officer Vincent Pedi-

can, who is a member of his church.

Rev Dr Emmett Weir, pastor of St Paul’s
Methodist Church, was escorted by police
through a service road where the body was
found about 100 meters from the highway.

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seminar last week that they have
“a lid on crime” and that it was
the fear of crime that was “cre-
ating panic in the community.”

A male Englerston,resident,..

whose identity police have with-
held until he has been positively
identified, became the country’s
latest murder victim. According
to a statement issued Sunday by
Assistant Supt Walter Evans, the
man was gunned down shortly
before midnight Saturday out-
side his East Street home, across
from a Muck-A-Muck’s discount

SEE page 12

The headline on
Saturday’s front page
“Survivor of drive-by
shooting ‘facing mul-
tiple charges’” was
incorrect.

Samuel McKenzie,
who was killed in a
shooting incident last
Thursday, was facing
charges.

But it has not been
confirmed whether
Keith Woodside, who
survived the attack,
has any charges
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blame me — Pratt

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

FORMER Minister of National Security Cynthia i
Pratt rejects the suggestion that she or the former reportedly brought legal action against the Royal
: Bahamas Defence Force claiming the organization
Seat : violated his constitutional rights, The Tribune has
“Wendal, when I left office May 2, 2007, I gave | jeorned. naan 8 é
everything I was able to give in order to improve and }
” said Mrs Pratt, while : force earlier this year, lodged the complaint in June
:; with the Attorney General’s office that his consti-
: tutional rights were infringed upon after com-
: manding officers would not allow him to opt out of

: Christian prayer services due to conflict with his

PLP government are responsible for the high inci-
dents of crime in the country.

enhance security in our country,’
defending her record, and discussing the urban renew-
al programme on the radio programme Jones and
Company on Love 97.

“Tam not saying I’m satisfied with the results, but I

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Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



A RETIRED Muslim Defence Force officer has

The officer, who sources say retired from the

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Man shot in 71st murder

Police tried
to ‘frustrate
former PLP
government?

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

FORMER Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt accused
some police officers, and especial-
ly the Police Staff Association, of
doing all that they could to “frus-
trate” the work of the former PLP
government.

Mrs Pratt made this claim — her
strongest public comment about
her experience in office to date —
while a guest on the radio show
Jones and Company on Love 97
yesterday.

“There are PLP police officers
and there are FNM police officers.
Ican sit here and say to you, Wen-
dal, that during my five years,
there were police officers who did
their best to frustrate the plans of

SEE page 12

Serious crime

-accused have

rights, says
Ferguson

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

THE Constitutional rights of
citizens must be upheld when dis-
cussing the issue of bail being
granted to those accused of seri-
ous crimes, according to Acting
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson.

Mr Ferguson spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday on the issue that
has received national prominence
since Minister of National Securi-
ty Tommy Turnquest revealed last
month that up to September some
114 people accused of murder had
been released on bail. Also
released on bail by the courts
were 39 persons accused of rape
and more than 189 accused of
armed robbery.

"If you charge a man and put
him before the court, and you can-
not get the thing to closure, the
people will be’entitled to get bail,"
said Mr Ferguson. "Except if you
are a dictatorship you cannot step
in and say ‘you can't have bail'."

Mr Ferguson acknowledged
"that we have people out there
who are on bail committing
crimes." However, he said that
this is done because the constitu-

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FREEPORT - Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing criticised PLP MP Fred
Mitchell for the “misleading”
remarks he made on Grand
Bahama about the perfor-
mance of the FNM adminis-
tration during its six months
in office.

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my, really was shameful in my
view,” said Mr Laing.

“When one takes into con-
sideration the poor perfor-
mance and the lackluster per-
formance as far as Grand
Bahama’s economy was con-
cerned over a five year period,
it was hardly something that
Mr Mitchell should feel com-
fortable...to talk about what
we haven’t done in six
months.”

Mr Laing, MP for Marco
City, said that “no one in their

right mind would have expect- —

ed the FNM to do in six
months what the PLP did not
take the opportunity in five
years to do.”

Minister Laing said that the
PLP did nothing in its five
years in office for the Freeport
economy.

“We certainly know that in
the five-year period we should
be in office,we will not have
the kind of poor performances
in so far as the economic situ-
ation in Grand Bahama is con-
cerned.”

Mr Laing also felt that Mr.
Mitchell’s comments were
misleading in reference to the
decline in the country’s eco-
nomic growth.

He said that Mr Mitchell’s
assertion that growth in the
economy was reduced from
4.5 per cent to 3.1 per
cent, could not be substanti-
ated.

“There is nothing to support
the Bahamas economy ever
having grown by 4.5 percent in
2007. In fact, that was always a
number that was forecast by
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number of things being in
place, including the perfor-
mance of the US economy,”
said Mr Laing.

“And so for them to suggest
this economy slowed down
from 4.5 to 3.1 per. cent is
totally misleading and some-
thing that really begs the ques-
tion of whether this is just des-
peration or grasping for
straws.”

While on Grand Bahama on
Tuesday, Mr Mitchell also
expressed concern about the
FNM’s participation in the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment with the European
Union, claiming that govern-
ment had missed a meeting at
the political and technical lev-
el.

Mr Mitchell stressed that
the EPA is important to the

Bahamas economy as it allows
the Bahamas duty free access
to European markets.
However, Mr Laing said
that for Mr Mitchell to sug-

gest that the FNM is taking a |

laid back approach to EPA is
“hypocritical.”

“These negotiations were
being negotiated from 2002,
so for the full five years that
the former. PLP administra-
tion was in office these agree-
ments were being negotiated.
And quite frankly, insufficient
work was done in that period
of time to ready us for a sign-
ing that is the end of this
year.”

He pointed out that it was
only in the latter part of last
vear that Mr Mitchell and

Yose started “scurrying
.ound” trying to get some-
thing done.

“We have brought ourselves
into a place. where we have
indicated to the European
Union that we are prepared
to sign a limited partnership
agreement — a goods only
agreement, and we have done
what is required and contin-
ue to do what is required to be
able to sign by the deadline
to protect us and those com-
panies that stand to be affect-
ed — those fisheries exporters
and Polymers.

“And J am satisfied that we
have certainly given the kind
of adequate attention, and
have been active in these
negotiations sufficiently to
advance us more so than what
was done in the five years that
Mr Mitchell and those had
responsibility for these
arrangements,” Mr'Laing said.

Draw for Junior Junkanoo
order of entry is made

@ By LINDSAY. THOMPSON

THE stage has been set for the
20th annual Junior Junkanoo
Parade with an entry drawing
ceremony that decides the order
in which schools come out on
Bay Street in competition for top
prizes on December 13.

A representative from each
of the 15 participating schools
was present to pick their num-
ber in raffle style, at the Esso
Service Station on Farrington
Road and Thompson Boulevard
on Friday, November 23. Esso
has been the major sponsor of
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
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Esso on its commitment of 20
years sponsoring the Junior
Junkanoo parade, said to be the
feeder system of the life of
Junkanoo in the country.

“Many corporate citizens
could follow by their example.
They have, for 20 years, helped
the Junior Parade in New Provi-
dence to grow into a national
programme and, as we look into
the future, we see much potential
and area for growth. All of this
comes because of their commit-
ment,” Minister Maynard said.

Director of Culture Dr. Nico-
lette Bethel also congratulated
the corporate sponsor for its con-
tinued support.

Minister Maynard said organ-
isers expect a “trouble free
parade.”

“We expect to have some
fierce competition,” he added.
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from Grand Bahama are. partic-
ipating for the first time in this
year’s parade.

The order for entry is as fol-
lows: In the pre- -school division,

- Aunt Jenny’s, first; One-on-One,

second. Primary Schools — Wal-
ter Parker from Grand Bahama,
first; Revere Academy, second;
Thelma Gibson, third; St.
Thomas More, fourth; Reality
Educare, fifth; Woodcock Pri-
mary, sixth; and pinay Sayle,
seventh:

The only school competing in
the junior division is A. F.
Adderley Junior High School.

The order of entry for Senior
High Schools is as follows: North
Andros, first; C. C Sweeting, sec-
ond; C. R Walker, third; Har-
bour Island All-Age School,
fourth; and Sir Jack Hayward
from Grand Bahama, fifth.

Participating but non-com-
peting schools are C.V Bethel
Senior High and S.C. McPher-
son Junior High Schools, which

will perform marching band-type
routines.

However this brings up the
question of number of schools
participating in the cultural
parade, particularly around the
end of a school term examina-
tions and the Christmas season.

The reality is that around the
time the junior parade is held
not too many schools are chal-
lenged to find dedicated persons
to assist students with the pro-
gramme. |

“So, we try to keep it ata
manageable level. But the
national prograntme for Junior
Junkanoo has expanded. We are
going to have parades in a num-
ber of Family Islands such as
Andros, Eleuthera and Grand

Bahama, which is the biggest of

all,” Minister Maynard said.

He said, however, that he is
satisfied with the. national par-
ticipation, although there are not
many schools from New Provi-
dence.

What is being considered for
next year is separate parades for
the primary division and senior
division, which would bring in
more schools and find innova-
tive means of haying personnel
in schools to assist with the pro-
gramme.

Esso Country Manager Keith
Glinton thanked the coordina-
tors for their efforts in staging
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
each year.

Tickets go on sale the first
week in December. The winning
schools receive a computer sys-
tem; second place, a keyboard,
and third place, a television and
DVD player.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 3





Chavez says
he is putting
relations with
neighbouring
Colombia ‘in
the freezer’

@ CARACAS, Venezuela

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said Sunday he is
putting relations with
Colombia “in the freezer”
after its president ended
the Venezuelan leader’s
role mediating with leftist
rebels in the neighboring
country, according to
Associated Press.

Chavez said economic
relations will be hurt,
blaming actions by Colom-
bia’s U.S.-allied President
Alvaro Uribe that he said
were “a spit in the face.”

“I declare before the
world that I’m putting
relations with Colombia in
the freezer because I’ve
completely lost confidence
with everyone in the
Colombian government,”
Chavez said during a tele-
vised speech.

Addressing Cabinet min-
isters and military officials,
Chavez said: “Everyone
should be alert in relation
to Colombia — economic
relations — the businesses
Colombians have here and
the businesses we have
there. Commercial rela-
tions, all of that is going to
be harmed. It’s lamenta-
ble.”

Chavez was responding
to Uribe’s decision to can-
cel his mediation with
Colombian rebels, prelimi-
nary talks aimed at a pris-
oner swap that would free
rebel-held hostages,
including three Americans.
Uribe’s spokesman said
Chave~ had defied the
Colombian president by
directly contacting his
army chief to discuss the
issue.

The Venezuelan leader
said a statement issued by
U:.0e’s government giving
its reasons for ending his
mediation was “filled with
lies.”

“T really, truly believe
that the Colombian gov-
ernment doesn’t want
* peace,” Chavez said.

Chavez said he was par-
ticularly irked that Uribe
had his officials issue
statements instead of con-
tacting the Venezuelan
leader directly.

“Why don’t do you show
your face?” Chavez said.
“President Uribe is lying ...
in a shameless, horrible,
ugly way. I think Colombia
deserves another presi-
dent, it deserves a better
president.”

Chavez in August joined
Colombian lawmakers in a
new push to free hostages
held by the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colom-
bia, better known as
FARC. Prisoners include
three U.S. military con- :
tractors and Ingrid Betan- ;
court, a French-Colombian :
seized in 2002 while cam-
paigning for Colombia’s
presidency.

The two South Ameri-
can countries are major
trading partners, and the
spat with Colombia comes
amid another dispute with
Spain that could affect
Spanish businesses with
major investments in
Venezuela. Chavez has
demanded Spanish King
Juan Carlos apologize for
telling him to shut up pub-
licly during a recent sum-
mit in Chile.

Chavez said the situation
with Colombia is similar.

“It’s like the case of
Spain: Until the king of
Spain apologizes, I’m
freezing relations with
Spain,” he said.

Chavez and Uribe are
polar opposites politically.

Since taking office in
2002, the conservative
Uribe has fought to crush
Colombia’s peasant-based
rebel army with $4 billion
in U.S. military aid.

The socialist Chavez has
meanwhile railed against
U.S. involvement in the
region and called for
Uribe to negotiate peace
with Colombian guerrillas.



PMH issues
‘lockdown’ on

Saturday night =

Shooting
victims
admitted
to hospital

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



FOR the second time in

three days officials at the:

Princess Margaret Hospital
issued a “lockdown” to secure
its staff and patients alter two
Ag victims — one shot in
the face — were admitted on
Saturday evening.

According to nursing offi-
cer Ella Anderson, the lock-
down was issued at 5 pm Sat-
urday until 6 am Sunday after
the two seriously wounded
men were brought in after
what police speculated were
connected incidents in the Hay
Street area Saturday evening.

The victims, Omar Penn, 28,
and Vincent Moxey, 29, were
both wounded in separate
shooting incidents at approxi-

mately 6.30 pm in the area of

Woods Alley, off Hay Street.
The.men were both rushed to
Princess Margaret Hospital in
private vehicles.

Due to the proximity of the

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THE LOCKDOWN was issued at 5pm until 6am Sunday.

shootings and the close time-
line of the crimes, police sus-
pect a possible connection
between the events, Assistant
Supt Walter Evans said yes-
terday. According to reports
police officers were stationed
outside the entrances of Acci-
dent and Emergency armed
with machine guns during the
lockdown and entry and exit
into the facility was restrict-
ed. Although the lockdown
has been lifted, Nurse Ander-
son said that police officers
are continuing to assist the
hospital with additional secu-
rity:

THE BEST

On Thursday, Princess Mar-
garet Hospital officials first
called for a lockdown of the
facility after alleged hit man
Samuel McKenzie and anoth-
er man who were both stand-
ing on Wilson Street, off Hay
Street, were riddled with bul-
lets by a high caliber firearm
in broad daylight.

Both men were taken to the
hospital by private vehicles.
McKenzie was pronounced
dead after arriving in
the emergency room, however
doctors listed the condition
of the other victim as
serious.

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Bail: What are the rules?

NO SOONER had ZNS broadcast the “rap
sheet” Thursday evening of Samuel McKenzie,
35, who was pumped full of bullets gangland-
style earlier that day, than our phone started to
ring.

“Why would any court let someone with a
rap sheet like that — as long as your arm and
with such serious charges — out on bail?” the
first caller wanted to know. McKenzie’s crim-
inal record goes back to 1986. He was facing
charges that included murder, attempted mur-
der, assault on a police officer, attempted
escape and damage to a holding cell at Central
Police Station. He had been granted bail more
than once. Described as “the terror of East
Street”, he was due in court on the day he
was killed.

Sir Burton Hall answered the caller’s ques-
tion in a speech last Monday to the Chamber
of Commerce’s annual crime seminar. In short
what the Chief Justice said was that it was the
duty of a judge “to do justice according to the
law.” And the law is that an accused person
must have his case heard within a “reason-
able time.”

Obviously to hold an accused in custody for
years without a hearing, does not measure up
to the justice he is guaranteed under the con-
stitution — regardless of the number or grav-
ity of his alleged offences.

For example, when persons, who were
thought to be securely behind bars, were seen
walking around in the community, alarmed
’ Bahamians started to ask questions. Already

government had had to pay a six figure fine for
holding a Jamaican, who after serving his 14-
year jail term, was kept behind bars for an
additional 17 years. Obviously he had been
overlooked in the system. The courts were
not about to make that mistake again.

In answer to the community’s questions it
was said that in future persons would not be
held on remand for more than five years with-
out a trial. After that if government had done
nothing to make it possible to speed up the
judicial process, such persons would be
released on bail pending trial. Of course, in the
days when we covered the courts, there was no
bail for anyone accused of murder. But then,
in those days, there was swift justice because
murders were rare, and accused persons went

quickly to trial and then, if guilty, to the gal-
lows.

We recently learned that persons accused of
murder were being released after only two
years in prison.

Sir Burton quite rightly says that a wrong-
ly accused person can himself become an
unwilling victim. Therefore, presuming his

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have a jury trial. However, when a person
accused of a heinous crime comes before a
Supreme Court judge for bail, one would
expect that judge to seriously study the per-
son’s criminal record and, based on that
record, hold him in jail as long as possible.
From his rap sheet, it should become obvious
that the accused is a danger to. the communi-
ty. With an accused before him with a record
that flashes warning signals, and new charges
of violence to be heard, one would expect a
judge to put the security of the community
first in deciding bail.

It would appear that this is not happening.
The public is starting to ask more questions.
First, Bahamians were told that an accused
could be held for five years; then it was two
years, but now families see accused, who
should be in prison, walking around their neig-
bourhoods having been in custody less than
two years. Bahamians want to know why.

A Freeport mother called a talk show last
week to complain that three young men
accused of the murder of her only son were

» back in Freeport on bail — they hadn’t been in
prison a year. What concerned her was that
one of them was seen near her home. She
wanted to know why?

We also believe that The Tribune is owed
an explanation. A certain young man, accused

~ of the brutal murder of one of our staff, was

released on bail in October — a bare 14
months after the incident of which he is
accused. What are the rules? Everytime we
look up from our computer the baselines have
shifted.

When a judge is allowed to exercise a dis-
cretion we would expect him not only to con-
sider the rights of the accused, but also the
rights and safety of the community.

As the Chief Justice says he has “no author-
ity to direct any judge or magistrate as to what
finding to make in a matter before him.”

Such serious times now make it necessary
for the lawmakers to move in. If we are to
get consistency in granting or not granting
bail to persons who are an obvious danger to
the community, it is recommended that the
legislators consider narrowing the judicial dis-
cretion that a judge can exercise in the matter
of bail.

After all, National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, in debating the amendment to
the Juries Bill in the House on October 17,
promised that nothing that his government
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Youngsters running:
without shoes in
cross country events

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHILE track and field in the
country is, without argument,
the most prolific sport in the
country. Bahamas Loving Care
wishes to take this opportunity
to go on record to commend its
success and especially the
Bahamians, past and present,
who have worked tirelessly and
unselfishly to bring that about.

While, in principle, we have
no problem with the cross coun-
try programme held by the var-
ious schools and the Bahamas
Association of Amateur Ath-
letics, we could not help from
making a certain observation
that runs contrary to the objec-
tives therein, especially regard-
ing the very young runners at
the primary school level.

What Bahamas Loving Care
takes issue with is having these
young athletes competing with-



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- out running shoes - bare feet.

The danger in these youngsters
running without running shoes
ought to be obvious. BLC has
witnessed many of these young
runners finishing the race with
bleeding cuts to their feet and
severe abrasions.

BLC is of the view that the
wearing of running shoes ought
to be a requirement to _partici-
pation. And, the BAAA ought
not sanction any such meets
without such a rule as a part of
the competing requirements.

BLC also takes this opportu-

nity to plead to our senior ath-_

letes, especially those on the cir-
cuit, to donate running shoes to
those willing young athletes

Data on the
Foreign Reserves

EDITOR, The Tribune.

MANY times we hear comments on National TV and radio
where the speaker makes a strong opinion but is unable to back that
opinion or comment with statistics although the statistic are read-

ily available.

The Opposition has raised the question that there is seemingly a
considerable pressure on the Foreign Reserves in recent reporting
period — the latest data is August and September, 2007 so I have
taken the trouble to collate the data and wish to open the eyes of
seemingly many that the drop of $106.6 million in the reserves
between August-September, 2007 isan extraordinary occurrence
and not as some opinion that this is the seasonal purchasing to meet

upcoming Christmas purchasing.

August September Loss
2002 $452.5m $405.2m $47.3m FNM
2003 534.1m 524.9m $ 9.2m PLP
2004 633.0m 614.7m $18.3m PLP
2005 694.4m 666.8m $27.6m PLP
2006 556.4m 547.7m $18.7m PLP
2007 577.9m 471.3m $106.6m FNM

The source of this date is The Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Editor this exposure of data showing that there is no such evi-
dence that there is an expected and usually expected outflow of For-
eign currency is self-evident by this data.

It is ironic that the data for 2002, at the end of the FNM second
consecutive term was the second highest, shown at $47.3m, and
again now in 2007 between August-September, 2007 we discover
that we have the highest outflow over the period 2002-2007 again

under an FNM government.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
November 12, 2007.

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but cannot afford running
shoes. ‘
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them.

A future in athletics holds
many positive promises for the
young people in the country -
good health, positive activity,
tertiary education through.

scholarships and competing on

the professional circuit.

BLC offers this issue in the
spirit of goodwill and is not.
meant to take anyone or sports

body to task. We believe that -

the issue is one of oversight.

SAM WILLIAMS
Nassau,
November 13, 2007.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I REFER to the article
headlined “Olympics Boycott
_ Call”, appearing on page five
of your November 7, 2007,
edition. It featured comments
attributed to Mr Peter T
Carey, manager of BAIC’s
business services department.
The Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation }
(BAIC) disassociates itself
from the views expressed in
the article. They do not reflect
in any way whatsoever the

On that matter, Mr Carey
had no authority to speak on
behalf of BAIC or to append
BAIC to any personal state-
ments he wanted to make.

Edison M Key MP
Executive Chairman
BAIC

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5 EES I RES ETAT A SUM a Ss |
Concerns raised over school

0 In brief |

Florida considers

security ‘manpower shortages’

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FACED WITH a $2.5 billion | dmaycock@tribunemedia.net The problem we cetiutar phone,” he said. :
budget shortfall over the next two : Sa spnaman idea t are facing is that Mr Plakaris ee sel see
years, Florida leaders are consid- } : — The death of a hifts had rity measures are desperately need- .
ering selling 50-year leases on ; school security officer has high- in alls We: ed to ensure the safety of security » Women’s Full Figured Fashion:
some state toll roads and bridgesin | lighted the need for additional single officers and officers and school property.

exchange for large sums of cash i
from private investors, according to :

Associated Press.

Ina preliminary study, the Flori- : security in the northern Bahamas. not want to make ever every eight hour shift can be
da’s Department of Transporta- : Stephen Plakaris, deputy direc- covered.
tion estimated a 50-year lease on : tor of security with the Ministry of that information “The problem we are facing is é
Tampa’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge ; Education in Freeport, met on public, but in these that in all shifts we had single offi- révuvals IG ILE Vu
could be worth $1.3 billion if } Thursday afternoon with more cers and that was a sensitive issue
investors were allowed to set tolls } than 40 school security officers circumstances we as we did not want to make that sS ecial 50% Off
at “market rates.” The study used } employed at the government have no choice but information public, but in these k> . @

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the example of the SunPass toll, :
which would double in the first,
fourth and 10th years of the deal, :
climbing from 75 cents to $5 with-

in a decade on the Skyway.

Florida would follow the lead :
of other places including Indiana, :
Chicago and San Francisco, which :
have made billions from similar :
deals to sell road leases to private :
entities. Florida’s $8 billion-a-year :
road construction budget faces }
challenges such as declining gaso- :
line tax revenue and higher mate- :

rials costs.

“We won't do it unless it is good :
for the state,” Gov. Charlie Crist
has said. Opponents worry Florida ;
drivers could get a raw deal over :
the long-term because private :
investors would make big profits :
from aggressive toll hikes. And :
they fear privatization could hurt :

the poor.

“Take Alligator Alley. For }
many people, that’s the only way to :
go from east to west Florida and :
vice versa,” said Sen. Mike Fasano, :
a New Port Richey Republican :
who is chairman of the Senate :
Transportation Committee. “It :
would be controlled by a private :
entity that could raise tolls ad nau- :
seam. It could make it unafford- :

able for people to travel.”

manpower among other things at
public schools here on the island,
according to the chief of school

schools on the island.

Expressing concern for his offi-
cers, Mr Plakaris said that he has
been requesting for some time
additional manpower as well as
perimeter fencing and video/cam-
era surveillance at public schools.

The body of security officer Vin-
cent Pedican, 64, who was sta-
tioned at the Eight Mile Rock
High School on the midnight to
8am shift Thursday, was discov-
ered on Friday. It was discovered
that he was missing around 6.50am
on Thursday when another officer
arrived to relieve him, but could
not locate him.

Mr Pedican’s shoes and his
hand-held radio and blood were
found in the Administration Build-
ing, where an apparent break-in
had taken place.

Police also found the vehicle — a
van license number 431 — driven
by Mr Pedican abandoned in the
Hawksbill area on Thursday morn-
ing.

Mr Pedican was employed as a
security guard for 15 years in the
public school system, and was
scheduled for mandatory retire-
ment at age 65 in March 2008. The
former Customs officer was also
employed full time with Wide
World Forwarding.

that was a sensitive
issue as we did

to speak the truth.”



_ Stephen Plakaris,

deputy director of security
with the Ministry of
Education in Freeport

Mr Plakaris said security officers
are devastated over the incident.
“They are taking this very rough.

“Mr Pedican was a very respon-
sible officer,” he said.

According to official security
records, Mr Pedican had reported
for work at Eight Mile Rock High
around 11.53pm.

“Our records show that he
logged into the diary and also
checked in by radio communica-
tion,” said Mr Plakaris.

He explained that all officers
on reporting to work are required
to check the campus to make sure
everything is in order and report
back with th supervisor. “He did
that but he had no other report on
record since that point,” he said.

“When he did not make contact
every hour as he was required our
suspicions were aroused and we
tried contacting by radio, but got
no answer. We could not contact
him by telephone because there

S



Due to manpower shortages, he
said only one officer is stationed at
the schools in the evenings so that

circumstances we have no choice
but to speak the truth,” he said.

“We have been requesting all
along every year additional offi-
cers to have the appropriate two-
man officer on the shift at all times,
but we were unable due to bud-
getary purposes.”

Mr Plakaris said the Eight Mile
Rock High school premises are
wide open to criminal elements.

“There is no fencing and that
again has added to the concern of
officers down there at nights.
School perimeter fencing has also
been a concern of ours, and we
have requested electronic surveil-
lance for quite some time, but
again we have not gotten them for
budgetary reasons,” he said.

When asked if the time has
come for armed security officers,
Mr Plakaris, a senior police reserve
officer, said it would mean that a
whole new caliber of officers would
have to be employed and trained.

“Even with regular (police) offi-
cers it requires training and disci-
pline of character. And presently
we might not have persons with
the disposition and comfort level
necessary for anyone to put a
weapon in their hands. But that is
a stage and option that has to be
considered...but that has to be an
official decision made by the Min-
istry of Education,” he said.

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‘More than $150 million spent’ importing

souvenir items for tourists in Bahamas
BAIC Executive

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

FREEPORT - More than
$150 million is spent to
import souvenir items for
tourists in the Bahamas,
BAIC Executive Chairman
Edison Key told handicraft
artisans on Grand Bahama
during the opening of the
eighth annual BAIC Trade
Show on Friday.

“I am convinced that
Bahamian souvenir creation
is a multi-million dollar
industry just waiting for us
to take advantage of it,’ * said
Mr Key.

“We can start by ean
into the more than $150 mil-
lion, I am told, is used to
import souvenirs for our
tourists. There is no need to
import souvenirs for our
tourists.”

A number of booths fea-
turing various Bahamian
made products from straw
handbags to jewellery, can-
dles, fragrant lotions and
oils, crochet items, and glass
figurines were displayed at
BAIC’s ‘Authentic City’
constructed at Retail Street
at Our Lucaya Resort near
Isle of Capri casino. The

trade show was held from

November 23 to 25.

Zhivargo Laing, Minister
of State for Finance, was
also present and gave a brief
address. He said there is a
huge potential for selling
locally produced goods in
the Bahamas.

Potential

“We have on an annual
basis almost five million
tourists to this country. Five
million tourists times $20 is
$100 million. But if we dis-
count that by 50 per cent
that is $50 million and that is
the actual potential” he said.

Mr Laing said that in
order for Bahamians to
realise this potential there
must be a combination of
three things: superior con-
tent, capital (available
through BAIC, Bahamas
Development Bank and
Government Guarantee
Loans), and proper distribu-
tion.

He said the Bahamian sou-
venir industry offers a mar-
velous opportunity for
Bahamians.

Mr Key encouraged

Bahamian artisans to make
quality their watchword, and
to enter boldly into the busi-
ness of souvenir production
by learning how to mass pro-
duce.
_He said BAIC has been
mandated to create and
develop commerce and
industry within the
Bahamas, and to expand and
create opportunities for
Bahamians to participate in
the economic development
of the Bahamas.

Mr Key warned that the
Bahamas must not be too

dependent on the United
States or other countries as
catastrophes such as 911
impacted the Bahamas when
the US closed its borders
and the food channel was
abruptly cut off.

“We must prepare our-
selves — BAIC is accelerat-
ing its efforts to inspire as
many Bahamians as possible
to become involved in busi-
ness, especially in food pro-
duction,” he said.

He reported that an esti-
mated 80 cents of every dol-
lar earned in the country is
spent importing goods and
services, many of which can
be produced here in the

“Bahamas.

Markets

“If a mere $200 million of
our annual import bill was
spent in support of our own
goods and services, we
would soon open up markets
in our Bahamas we proba-
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Mr Key said BAIC is will-
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for farming and light indus-
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in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
for anyone wanting land to
go into business.

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Grand Bahamians in this
worthy cause. I firmly
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national priority, the
Bahamas can achieve self
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degree,” he said.

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Caribbean countries have
strongly upheld their support
for Cuba despite urgings from
US government officials to
criticise, if not abandon the
Cuban government, over its
internal human rights record.

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strategy of medical diploma-
cy has worked; it has won
friends and supporters in the
smallest villages in nations in
Central America and the
Caribbean.

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ments and people appreciate is
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consistent friend in time of
need, but Cuba has given assis-
tance at great sacrifice to itself.
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tance, and the knowledge that
it is given despite hardship
within Cuba, that has left a
lasting impression. on
Caribbean people, and increas-
ingly now people in Central
America.

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Central American aircraft

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over 150 people to Cuba for
eye operations.

This is not unique to
Guyana. It has happened in
Belize, Jamaica, Antigua and
Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis and
Grenada.

Cuba paid the entire cost
for transportation to and from
these Caribbean nations.
accommodation in Cuba and
the cost of the medical trea:-
ment.

This programme called
“Operation Miracle” by the
Cubans was started in 2004
and its purpose is to save hui:
dreds of thousands of reia-
tively poor people from blind-
ness by undergoing surgery to
remove cataracts, transplant
corneas, and treat glaucoma.

Since the programme siart-
ed over 750,000 people have
been treated, and whiie there
has not been success in every
case, hundreds of thousands
of people from Central Amer-
ica and. the Caribbean now see
where once their vision was
severely blurred or they have
been saved trom a loss of eye-
sight in the future. In effect,
where once they taced the
threat of being permanently
handicapped, they can now
live productive lives.

And, the important thing
about the Cuban programme
of medical assistance is that it
is consistent.

Earlier this year, the US
administration sent a ship with
medical personnel and facili-
ties around the Caribbean to
treat people in need. While the
US effort was fully appreciat-
ed, it suffered from both the
perception that it was a knee-
jerk response to the success-
ful Cuban programme, and the
fact that it is not continuous.

Josefina Vidal, the director
of the North American divi-
sion of the Cuban foreign min-
istry put it well in a recent vis-
it to Canada when she said,
“Cuba is respected for the aid
it provides to many countries
in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Cuba sends dele-
gations of doctors and teachers
throughout many of the poor-
est areas of the hemisphere. It

also provides scholarships to |

other nations so students can
attend high-quality Cuban
medical and other pro-
grammes”.

It is significant that while
hospitals in Canada and the
United States are populated
with doctors and nurses from
the Caribbean, the health ser-
vices of many Caribbean coun-
tries are being maintained by

Cuban medical personnel
without whom their health ser-
vices would te in dire condi-
tions.

This Cuban policy of send-

The Council on Hemi-
spheric Aftairs also reports
that official data for expori
earnings from medical prod-
ucts (medicines and equip-



“ The Cuban government’s

strategy

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has worked; it has won friends
and supporters in the smallest
villages in nations in Central
America and the Caribbean.”



ing teams of medical personnel
abroad is not without deleie-
rious effects within Cuba itselt.
There was a time Cuban
communities could enjoy
access to a dedicated doctor
who lived within their “block”
and had intimate knowledge
of their medical hist6ry. This is
beginning to change.

For, although Cuba contin-

ues to produce doctors and
specialist nurses, it was recent-
ly reported that “the corps of
doctors and nurses left in Cuba
are stretched thin and over-
worked, resulting in a decline
in the quality of care for
Cubans”.

Understandably, this is
beginning to cause some
resentment within Cuba, and
the Cuban authorities wiil
have to fine tune the balance
between continuing to give
their own people the health
care to which they have
become accustomed, and the
assistance they provide over-
seas. '

But, there are enormous
benefits to Cuba. The most
obvious one is support for the
Cuban government in interna-
tional organisations such as the
UN where apart from three
countries led by the US, the
trade embargo has been rou-
tinely and regularly con-
demned.

Cuba now sends medical
personnel, or provides med-
ical assistance, to more than
70 countries, and recent
reports put the number of
medical students in Cuba at
more than 10,000 from 27
countries, more than 90 per
cent of them were enrolled in
medicine.

in money terms, Cuba is
also doing well. The Econo-
mist Intelligence Unit ésti-
mates that non-tourism ser-
Vices exporis 19 2005 (mostly
medical services) was around
US$2.4 billion, putting it ahead
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store. It was reported that he
was inside his Coleman Lane
home, off East. Street, when
someone “called out for him”
to come outside. The victim
went out to see who was calling

only to be caught in a rain of

bullets.

ASP Evans told The Tribune
that the man_ was fatally shot
in the chest, collapsed and died
at the scene. Police are continu-
ing investigations into this mur-
der.

The 71st homicide comes a
day after the discovery of the
body of school security officer
Vincent Pedican, 64, in Grand
Bahama. The body of the miss-
ing security guard was found in
the bushes off East Sunrise
Highway Friday night.

Last week the nation was
stunned over the high-profile
killings of prominent handbag
designer Harl Taylor, who was
found dead in his home on
November 18, and College of
the Bahamas Social Studies
Dean, Dr Thaddeus McDonald,
who was found beaten to death
in his home on November 16.

Police also recorded separate
shooting incidents, both occur-
ring around 6.30 pm Saturday
in the area of Woods Alley off
Hay Street. Two men were

71st murder

wounded by armed men.
Princess Margaret Hospital
issued another “lock-down” Sat-
urday night to secure the safety
of personnel and patients in the
health care facility from 5 pm
Saturday to 6 am Sunday after
the two victims arrived by pri-
vate vehicles with gunshots
wounds. Police speculated that
there was a possible connection
between these two non-fatal
shootings because of their close
proximity and time-frame.
ASP Evans said that 28-year-
old Omar Penn went to visit a
male friend in Woods Alley, off
Hay Street when he was
approached outside his truck by
an unidentified man who called
him by. name. The assailant,
armed with a shot gun, shot
Penn in his face, then fled in a
Ford truck. ASP Evans said
Penn was rushed to hospital in a
private vehicle where he is cur-
rently listed in serious condition.
Shortly after Penn’s shooting,
Vincent Moxey, 29, was walk-
ing through Woods Alley with a
woman when he_~ was
approached by “two dark
“males”, dressed in dark cloth-
ing. On nearing the two men,
Moxey noticed that one of them
had a shot gun. As Moxey fled
on foot, he was shot in the right

LOCAL NEWS.

side of his body, police reported.

He too was taken to Princess
Margaret Hospital by a private
vehicle where his condition is
also listed as serious. Shortly
after these two shootings, police
received information of a Ford
truck that had been “set ablaze”
in Pinewood Gardens off But-
tonwood Avenue.

The truck was found
“torched” in a yard in Pinewood
where its flames spread to a por-
tion of a nearby duplex. Police
believe the truck may have been
used as a getaway vehicle in the
shooting of Omar Penn. They

suspect the fire is a case of } :
: or not.

arson. :
- On Thursday another car was

_ sent on fire. Police believe it was

the vehicle used to gun down
Samuel McKenzie, 35, who was
to appear in court that day to
face various charges, including
murder and attempted murder.

After the shooting, in which
Keith Woodside was also shot
and is now in hospital, it was
reported that a Sportage SUV
was on fire on Malcolm Lane
off South Street, only a few
streets away from the murder
scene.

The vehicle was completely
destroyed by fire. It is believed
to be the same green Kia
Sportage SUV used in the
killing of McKenzie and serious
wounding of Woodside.

i my government,”

: what I was doing,

FROM page one

she said.
“There is no question about that.”
Some of these officers, Mrs

: Pratt said “wore their politics on
4 their sleeves.”

When asked if these officers

: specifically made her job as min-
: ister of National Security diffi-
: cult, Mrs Pratt said, “Yes, yes,
: there is no question about it. Par-
: ticularly the Police Staff Associa-
: tion.”

“Whatever I tried to do there
was always some criticism about
” she said.
“Whether it was to benefit them,

As an example of these strug-

: gles, the former deputy prime
; minister referred to her experi-
: ence in bringing a police bill to
: parliament,
: attempted to provide better insur-
ance coverage for
: Emphasizing that the legislation
: was around from the previous
: FNM government and much con-
: sullation occurred, Mrs Pratt said
: of the Staff Association:

which she said

officers.

“Much frustration was put in

: place by the Police Staff Associa-
: tion, making it seem as if though
: [did not consult. And because of
: that, the bill had to be put on the
: shelf for a while so that more con-
: sultation — after years of consul-
: tation —

was done.”
She continued: “Because I

: knew that they had met with the

| Cynthia Pratt on police

then Opposition. So their job was
to just frustrate what we were try-
ing to do to make it look as
though it was not what the police
wanted.”

After this additional consulta-
tion, Mrs Pratt explained, there
were only “one or two” things
the PSA was concerned about.

Mrs Pratt argued that it is her
position that “an association is
not a union.”

“The prison staff association
acts like a union. The police staff
association acts like a union. An
association is supposed to work
along with their leadership — who-
ever the commissioner, or the
superintendent of the prison,” she
said.

Their role is “not to meet out-
side with any unions, or even
meet the press,” continued Mrs
Pratt in reference to the behay-
iour of these groups.

The former minister argued
that some revisions to the guide-
lines for staff associations is nec-
essary, citing how the union dis-
obeyed the commissioner on the
issue of whether or not police offi-
cers could wear their red associa-
tion shirts to the polls during the
election.

“The police should remain neu-
tral, they shouldn’t wear red nor
gold,” said Mrs Pratt.

She continued: “An association
within the ranks of the police

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thing that will work against the
force, particularly the leadership.”

Former Permanent Secretary
Mark Wilson spoke with the asso-
ciations, Mrs Pratt said, informing
them of the law and what they
could not do.

In addition, Mrs Pratt said her
government wanted to change the
act governing these groups, but
they ran out of time.

RBDF

FROM page one

Muslim beliets.

According to Defence pore
Chief Petty Officer Ralph Mck-
inney, three times a week the
RBDF chaplain conducts a “brief
prayer” service. He stated that
up until about a year ago, offi-
cers with alternative religious
beliefs had the opportunity to
“fall out” of these prayer services.

However, with the appoint-
ment of Commodore Clifford
Scavella as new chief of the
RBDF a year ago, provisions’
have since changed. Ail officers
—no matter their religious beliefs
— are required to attend these
services.

“With reference to prayer at
the defence force (base) on Mon-
day, Wednesday, and Friday
evenings and during our morn-
ing parades the chaplain, Prince
Bodie, conducts a brief prayer.
That is the only praying that we
do,” Chief Petty Officer McKin-
ney said.

When contacted for comment,
Under Secretary in the Ministry
of National Security told The Tri-
bune yesterday that he was not
aware of the pending lawsuit. He
said the Ministry would investi-
gate the claims while maintain-
ing that in the past the force has
been tolerant of all religious
creeds as guaranteed by The
Bahamas’ constitution.

“This is news to us that some-
body is suing the defence force
because their rights have (alleged-
ly) been infringed. We will inves-
tigate it right away.

“I know that there are Muslim
officers, (on the RBDF) but I did-
n’t know that their discontent had
risen to the level that they were
suing, or planned on suing, the
defence force because their Tights
were (allegedly) being violated.”

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knew, this was the first time in
Bahamian history that an officer
was suing the force for alleged
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FROM page one

gave my best,” declared Mrs Pratt.

Mrs Pratt reminded host Wen-
dal Jones that when the PLP came
to office, in 2002, the country had
just recently witnessed the highest
number of murders in modern his-
tory — 74 in 2000.

‘“Wendal, I didn’t at that time
blame the present government,
and today I still do not blame a
government as such,” she said.
“Crime is all of our business even
though the former government —
or the government of the day —
campaigned on the fact that I in
particular, not just the govern-

ment, but I was blamed personal-
ly. ”

The former national security
minister acknowledges that the
fear of crime is high in the country,
but she will not go as far as to say

‘High crime’



there is a crime “crisis”.

One of the main efforts by the
PLP to reduce incidences of crime
and violence Mrs Pratt said was
the urban renewal project: and
now in her constituency, the
scheme has been inactive for
months.

Mrs Pratt said that the school

suspension programme — 2 part of

the St Cecilia Urban Renewal
Centre — was a specific example
of how urban renewal positively
affected the lives of inner city
youth. Children who were sus:
pended from school in the com-
munity, she said, were sent to ihe
Centre for this period, rather than
being left to roam the streets.
“We had as high as 60, 70 kids

at one time,” she said, arguing that -

at the Centre the children were

taught discipline, and also attend-

ed church for the time they were
atfached to the Centre.

“Principals were calling back to
say how effective this programme
was, because they saw the change
in alditude of these young people
when they returned to the class-
room,” she said.

‘The government has moved the
workers from St Cecilia, said Mars
Pratt, sending some to Farm Road
and others to Englerston.

“There's nobody in St Cecilia
now,” she said, adding that the
school suspension programme is
defunct.

The former deputy prime min-
ister said she accepts the govern-
ment’s explanation that the build-
ing formerly housing the Centre
is inadequate, but she argued that
it has now been seven months, and
still no new location has been
found.

FROM page one

tion "demands that that man or
woman's rights be respected."

If it is determined that this
process is harming the communi-
ty, Mr Ferguson said that it is then
up to those that govern to look
for ways to remedy the situation.

"I believe that ways and means
are being looked at in trying to
remedy the situation," he said.
“We may not see it all together
yet, but it is being done. I know
that efforts are being made to
remedy the situation."

Mr Ferguson emphasized that
we must respect the constitution
when discussing this issue, as
absent of it, we have no rights.

Police have confirmed that
Samuel “Mooshae” Taylor, who
was gunned down on Hay Street
in a bold daylight shooting, was
on bail for murder at the time of
his death.

It was assumed that those
accused of murder were only
granted bail after being on
remand for two years. However,
The Tribune is aware of a case
last month in which a man was
granted bail for a slaying after
being on remand for just over a
year. While in Grand Bahama, a
family went public on ZNS TV
news several days ago, to protest
against bail being granted to sev-
eral young men accused of mur-
der, who in some instances, were
on-remand for less than a year.

Police Director of Research
and Planning Chaswell Hanna
revealed in September at the
National Assembly on Crime that
nearly half of the individuals
police apprehended for the crime
of murder, were on bail at the
time of their arrest.

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Security Cynthia Pratt also
weighed in on the issue of bail for
those accused of violent crimes
yesterday while a guest on the
radio Love 97 talk show.

Mrs Pratt said that she wanted
to amend the Bail Act in order to
“change some things” about the
number of people on bail. How
ever, time ran out on her term

before she was able to make these
changes, she said.

Mrs Pratt explained that when
her government came to office,





















there were people who were in
prison on remand for some time,
who were subsequently released
during the PLP’s term.

“Because their case didn’t
come to trial, suddenly they were
released under our watch, but
they were not imprisoned under
our watch,” she said.

“And so if we want to look at it,

both governments are responsi-.

ble for the judiciary as well as
What is happening today, because
what is happening today
did not happen in the last five
years.”

FROM page one

“Lsaw the body and it is certain-
ly Mr Pedican and we fcel he did
not deserve what happened to him,”
he told The ‘Tribune on Sunday.

Vincent Pedican, a 64-year-old
security officer stationed at the Eight
Mile Rock High School, was discov-
ered missing around 6.50am on

Thursday following an apparent

break-in at the school.

His shoes and hand-held radio
and blood were discovered in the
school’s Administration Building.

The vehicle driven by Mr Pedi-
can was also discovered abandoned
in the Hawksbill area on Thursday
morning.

On Friday evening, a large crowd
gathered off East Sunrise Highway
near the Chesapeake subdivision
sometime around 8pm where a num-
ber of police vehicles were parked
along the highway. Dr Weir and sev-
eral church members were there.
Stephen Plakaris, deputy of school
security with the Ministry of Edu-
cation, and Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Kenneth Rus-
sell were also present.

Assistant Superintendent of
Police Loretta Mackey reported that

Lucaya Police received information

at about 6 pm and went to East Sun-
rise Highway through a service road
where they discovered the body of a
man lying on the ground, just over
100 metres from the highway.

She said there were wounds to
the head, and the body was clad in
dark-coloured trousers and a white

Security officer

shirt.

“In the initial stage of our inves-
tigation it could not be determined
what caused the wounds. The actual
cause of death is not known and an
autopsy will be performed carly next
week,” she said.

“We know that Mr. Vincent Pedi-
can was reported nussing but an offi-
cial identification must be made by a
next of kin to verify that the body is
unmistakably that of Mr. Pedican,”
she said.

EMS personnel were summoned
to scene around 8.30pm to officially
pronounce the body dead. A hearse
left with the body around 9.30pm
after detectives and scene of crime
officials completed their investiga-
tions. This discovery pushed the
murder count on Grand Bahama to
11, and the country’s total to 70 for
the year.

Mr Pedican, a former senior Cus-
toms officer, was employed full time
with Wide World Forwarding Ltd.
He was also employed for 15 years as

‘a security guard with the Ministry

of Education, and was scheduled for
mandatory retirement at age 65 in
March 2008.

Dr Weir said that Mr Pedican
was a very active church member
who sang in the church choir.

“This is a very difficult time for
members of the church. He was on
the choir and at special church events
he would always be there to sing.
He was indeed, a foundation mem-
ber of the church.

“We are very concerned at his
passing and the circumstances sur-
rounding it — we feel he did aoe
deserve it,” he said.

Dr Weir thinks that the crime
rate in Grand Bahama is too high.
He also noted that court matters are
not dealt with in a umely manner
and that the judiciary needs to be ,
properly statfed with sufficient ,
judges.

“Too many people committing —
murders are on bail. I believe they ~
should not get bail and should wail
(behind bars) for trial.

“From the judicial point of view, |
we are anxious to see more justices
appointed in Grand Bahama.

“We don’t want some judges com- ‘
ing from Nassau and then leaving,”
we need justices that are residing in»
the community because it is taking
too long to try matters,” he said.

“We must get more justices and if
there are not enough Bahamians we
must to go outside of the Bahamas to
get them in,” said Dr Weir.

Grand Bahama Police still have
no suspects in the three homicides ,
that have taken place within the past
several days here on the island. Busi- .
nessman Gifford Martin Jr, 32, was °
shot dead last Friday, and the body <
of 45-year-old Kenneth Lightbourne ‘°
was discovered inthe Lucaya area °
last Wednesday.

Police are appealing to members °
of the public with any information
about these recent murders to assist
them with their investigations by:
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911. ye








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Thanksgiving, tagged “Cyber Mon-
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eration, marks the first big online
shopping surge for many mer-
chants, as consumers go back to
their work computers.

‘Toys “R” Us Ine. will hold a one-
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Silverman said the number of
retailers offering free shipping with
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purchase, has jumped to 41.4 per-
cent from 36 percent last year.

Nearly one-third of retailers are
also having special one-day sales
for Cyber Monday. Forty-two per-
cent plan some kind of promotion,
according to the NRF’s annual sur-
vey.

In fact, the number of retailers
hosting online deals on the Monday
alter Thanksgiving has surged to
72 percent of those polled from 42
percent just two years ago.

As people trickle back to the
office after the holiday weekend,
another NRE survey polling shop-
pers online reports that more than
half of adults plan to shop.at work.
How much they will ultimately
spend is the real question.

A survey by Nielsen Online fore-
casts most respondents will spend
the same share of their gift budget
online as in 2006, which could be
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Karen Dolinsky, of Cobleskill,
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Deputy to Governor General hosts centenarian at Government House

DEPUTY to the Governor-
General Sir Arthur Foulkes

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strong family and that is some-
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Maude Lillian Duncombe
is celebrating a big milestone
this year — her 100th birthday.

The soft-spoken resident of
Long Bay Cays, Andros,
accompanied by family mem-
bers, was warmly welcomed
at Government House on
Thursday by Deputy to the
Governor-General Sir Arthur
Foulkes.

Mrs Duncombe, the mother
of 16 children, was ecstatic to
be at Government House for
the first time.

_ Sir Arthur congratulated
Mrs Duncombe on reaching
her 100th birthday.

“In real life time, having
lived that long, you would

_have seen many changes in
the Bahamas. And it is my

Helicopters
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from burning
oil platform

mg LONDON

Dozens of workers were air-
lifted to safety in high winds
after their North Sea oil plat-
form caught fire Sunday, offi-
cials said, according to the
Associated Press.

The blaze was extinguished
with no injuries and workers
were returning to the platform,
the government said.

Some 116 of the 159 people
aboard the remote Thistle
Alpha platform, 120 miles
northwest of Britain’s Shetland
Islands, were taken off the
platform by seven rescue heli-

copters, said the Health and.

Safety Executive.

Battling strong northwester-
ly winds, the helicopters —
some from Britain and some
from Norway — took the res-
cued workers to three nearby
oil platforms, said Royal Air
Force spokesman Michael
Mulford.

“This is just about as remote
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Mulford said the cause of
the fire, which began at 8:30
a.m., was not immediately
known.

“Firefighters on the platform
have put out the fire.

“There are no injuries, and
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after the fire began.

The Thistle Alpha platform
is operated by the Swedish
company Lundin Petroleum
AB, which is listed on the
Nordic stock exchange.

The company issued no
immediate comment.

great pleasure to honour you
on this day,” he said.

“I would like to take note
that it seems you have a very
strong family and that is
something we need to cele-
brate more in today’s
Bahamas.

“T congratulate all of you
for the way you stand around
her. We need more of that in
the Bahamas because the
family is being threatened, as
you know.

“This is also an example of
family life and how important
it is for us to honour our
elders. That is a message we
have to give to the generation
following you, as well.

“T congratulate all of you,”
Sir Arthur said.





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AN ISRAELI soldier sits atop an armored vehicle at a training area near the town of Kazrin, in the Israeli con-
trolled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007. Syria will'send its deputy foreign
minister to the U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this week, a government official said Sunday. The
official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements, said
Syria will be represented at the conference by Deputy Foreign Minister FaysalMekdad.

Syria says it will send
its deputy foreign
~~ gninister to Mideast
peace conference

H@ DAMASCUS, Syria

SYRIA announced Sunday
that it will attend the Annapolis
summit on Mideast peace, say-
ing it would send its deputy for-
eign minister because the future
of the Israeli-occupied Golan
Heights had been put on the
agenda, according to Associated
Press.

The official news agency,
SANA, said Deputy Foreign
Minister Faysal Mekdad would
travel to the U.S.-backed con-
ference; a decision made “after
the Syria track was added to the
conference agenda,” the agency
said. Syria had said it will attend
only if the conference discusses
the Golan Heights, the strategic
plateau captured by Israel in
the 1967 Mideast war and later
annexed.

Syria did not explain why it
will not be sending its foreign
minister, like other Arab par-
ticipants, but the decision
appears to indicate that it is not
entirely confident the confer-
ence will address its concerns
over the Golan Heights.

_ White House press secretary
Dana Perino said that the
Golan Heights were “not specif-
ically on the agenda” but atten-
dees would be able to freely

“raise issues.

A spokeswoman for Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
said Israel nonetheless saw the
announcement as a positive
development.

“The meetings are clearly
about the Israeli-Palestinian
process, but could be the begin-
ning of new avenues to peace
in the Middle East,” spokes-
woman Miri Eisin said.

Broad Arab attendance at the
Maryland summit was a key
goal for the U.S., which is hop-
ing that could help bring about
an Israeli-Palestinian peace
deal.

“This large number signals
broad support for Israeli-Pales-
tinian peace efforts,” said Gor-
don Johndroe, President Bush’s
National Security Council
spokesman.

En route to Washington,
Olmert said before Syria’s
announcement that Israel would
“favorably” consider negotia-
tions with Syria if conditions

ripen. Israel wants Syria to
break out of Iran’s orbit and
stop harboring Palestinian and
Lebanese militants opposed to
the Jewish state’s existence.

Nearly 50 nations and orga-
nizations are set to attend the
summit. Iran has not been invit-
ed.

Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. said before the
Syrian announcement that the
peace conference would only
serve the interests of Israel, the
official Islamic Republic News
Agency reported.

“The peace conference has
no benefit for the oppressed
Palestinian nation.

“It is only for supporting the
Zionists occupiers,” -Ahmadine-
jad said.

“Participation in this summit
is an indication of the lack of
intelligence of some so-called
politicians,”
the participants of giving con-
cessions to the “Zionists.”

Iran is a primary backer of
Hamas, the militant group that
seized the Gaza Strip from
moderate Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah move-
ment in June. Tehran says its
support to Palestinians groups is
limited to humanitarian aide.

Ahmadinejad is famous for
his anti-Israel rhetoric. Since
2005, his calls for the disap-
pearance of the Jewish state
have prompted international
criticism.

Fear over Shiite Iran’s grow-
ing influence and regional ambi-
tions may have helped push
largely Sunni Arab states and
the tsraelis toward stronger
peace efforts.

In Gaza, Hamas spokesman
Sami Abu Zuhri declined to
criticize the Syrian decision, say-
ing his group would have pre-
ferred if the Arabs collectively
didn’t go to the conference.

“The Syrian leadership is the
one to evaluate its own inter-
ests, the way it sees fit,” he said.
“Hamas generally rejects the
collective participation of the
Arab official regimes.’

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi
Livni said that Arab partici-
pants in the conference, which
begins Monday night in Wash-
ington, then moves to Annapo*
lis, should not expect to dictate

he said, accusing °

the contours of Israeli-Palestin-
ian negotiations.

On the plane carrying Livni
and Olmert to the U.S., Livni
suggested that a lack of Arab
backing contributed to the fail-
ure of the last round of Israeli-
Palestinian peace talks, which
broke down in bloodshed in
early 2001: The Arab world, she
said, “should stop sitting on the
fence.”

“There isn’t a single Palestin-
ian who can reach an agreement

_ without Arab support,” she

said. “That’s one of the lessons
we learned seven years ago.”
But she also said that “it is
not the role of the Arab world
to define the terms of the
negotiations or take part in
them.”

Canadian man dies four days
atter being pepper sprayed, Tasered
and beaten with police batons

@ VANCOUVER
A CANADIAN man died Saturday, four days

after police used a Taser stun-gun on him |

because he reportedly was acting erratically in a
store, police said. He was the third person.to die

in recent weeks in Canada after being shocked.

by the hand-held weapon, according to-Associ-
ated Press.

Robert Knipstrom, 36, died in a hospital after:

two officers used pepper spray, a Taser and
their batons to subdue the British Columbia
resident. Police earlier said Knipstrom was
extremely agitated, aggressive and combative
with the two officers who responded. He was
conscious and speaking when he was taken to
the hospital.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

CLEARANCE)

Although a Taser was used against Knipstrom,
it was not immediately clear what role, if any, it
played in his death, said Inspector Brendan Fitz-
patrick.

Investigations into Knipstrom’s déath have
been launched separately by the British Colum-
bia Coroner’s Office and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, police said at a news conference
Saturday.

The case comes as Canadian police face
intense criticism over the death of Robert
Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant who died at
Vancouver airport last month after officers used
a Taser and manhandled him.

A Nova Scotian man also died earlier this
week; 30 hours after being shocked with the
Taser at a jail where he was being held on assault
charges.

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@ SYDNEY, Australia

CONSERVATIVE Prime
Minister John Howard, one of
the Bush administration’s
staunchest allies, suffered a
humiliating election defeat Sat-
urday at the hands of an oppo-
sition leader who has vowed to
pull troops out of Iraq, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a
Chinese-speaking former diplo-
mat, has also promised to sign

the Kyoto Protocol on capping’

greenhouse gas emissions, leav-
ing the U.S. as the only indus-

trialized country not to have.

joined it.

Rudd, speaking Sunday in
the northeastern city of Bris-
bane at his first’ news confer-
ence as incoming prime minis-
ter, promised “action, and
action now” on climate change.
Rudd said Labor lawmakers
were due to meet on Thursday,
and he hoped that he and his
ministers would be sworn in
soon after that.

Iraq

Howard, who reshaped his
country’s image abroad with
unwavering support for the war
in Iraq, dominated Australian
politics for more than a decade
but failed to read the signs that
voters had grown tired of his
rule.

Adding to the sting of his
party’s decisive defeat, official
results showed Howard was
likely to lose his parliamentary
séat altogether. Only one other
sitting prime minister has lost
his district in the 106-year his-
tory of Australia’s federal gov-
ernment.

The six-week campaign was
fought largely over domestic
issues such as economic man-
agement, and Howard’s unpop-
ular labor law reforms that crit-
ics say strip workers of their
rights.

But a strong underlying fac-
tor was the prospect of a gen-
erational change.

Rudd, who was expected to
be sworn in as prime minister in
the coming week, had accused
Howard of being out of touch
with modern Australia and ill-
prepared to deal with issues
such as climate change and

high-speed Internet.

Howard campaigned on his
economic management, argu-
ing that his government was
mostly responsible for 17 years
of unbroken economic growth,
fueled by Chinese and Indian
demand for Australian coal and
other minerals.

He contended that Rudd
could not be trusted to main-
tain prosperous times.

Rudd said he planned to vis-
it Washington next year, and
that atop the agenda would be
his plan to pull Australia’s 550
combat troops out of Iraq.
Howard had rejected with-
drawal plans for Australia’s
troops in Iraq, and refused to
ratify the pact on
reducing greenhouse gas emis-
sions.

_ “Today the Australian peo-
ple have decided that we as a
nation will move forward,”
Rudd said Saturday in a victory
speech before hundreds of
cheering supporters in his home
state of Queensland. “To plan
for the future, to prepare for
the future, to embrace the

future and together’as Aus- -

tralians to unite and write a
new page in our nation’s histo-
ry.”

The White House President
Bush called Howard and Rudd
Saturday evening.

“The president and Prime
Minister-elect Rudd both said
they look forward to working
together to strengthen even fur-
ther the U.S.-Australia rela-
tionship,” White House Nation-
al Security Council spokesman
Gordon Johndroe said.

“The President told Prime
Minister Howard he appreci-
ates his friendship and his
strong leadership over the past

seven years they have worked’

together, which has resulted in
a stronger U.S.-Australia
alliance.”

Australia is the latest country
to see elections throw out gov-
ernments that contributed to
the U.S. war in Iraq.

Poland’s new prime minister,
Donald Tusk, has vowed to
take a firmer stand in relations
with the United States. He said
in his inaugural address Friday
that by the end of next year
Poland would withdraw its 900
troops from Iraq, where it leads
an international contingent of

about 2,000 soldiers from 10
nations in the south-central part
of the country.

Howard had stayed on to
fight for a fifth term in office
despite months of negative
opinion poll numbers and
appeals from some colleagues
to quit. He took the blame for
his government’s defeat.

“I accept full responsibility
for the Liberal Party campaign,
and I therefore accept full
responsibility for the coalition’s
defeat in this election cam-
paign,” Howard said in his con-
cession speech in Sydney.

He said it appeared “very
likely” he would lose his seat
in parliament to former televi-

sion journalist Maxine McKew.

Successor

The outgoing government
fell into turmoil almost imme-
diately, with Howard’s nomi-
nated successor, outgoing Trea-
surer Peter Costello, announc-
ing Sunday he would not accept
the post of opposition leader.

The surprise announcement
opens the possibility of a bruis-
ing fight for the leadership, with
outgoing Foreign Minister
Alexander Downer and former
Environment Minister Malcolm
Turnbull likely candidates.

Rudd’s Labor Party had
more than 53 percent of the
vote with over 75 percent of
ballots counted, compared to
46.8 percent for Howard’s coali-
tion, according to the Aus-
tralian Electoral Commission.

An Australian Broadcasting
Corp. analysis showed that
Labor would get at least 81
places in the 150-seat lower
house of Parliament — a clear
majority.

Few in Rudd’s team have any
federal government experience.
They include a former rock star
— one-time Midnight Oil
singer Peter Garrett — and a
number of former union offi-
cials.

Rudd has more experience
in foreign policy than any other
area of government, and was
expected to adopt a nuanced,
non-confrontational approach
to diplomacy. He sent “greet-
ings ... to our great friend and
ally the: United States” in his
victory speech.

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SUPREME
- COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00596

Wentworth Street in the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made ;

application to the Supreme Court of The

COMMONW EALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
’ THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00599

Whereas LEANNA ROLLE-BROWN of
412 Australia Avenue, Elizabeth Estates in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made

application to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

Real and Personal Estate of WILLIAM
BROWN late of 412 Australia Avenue,
Elizabeth Estates in the Eastern District of the

i Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
: of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
| deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
Whereas LOLITA MAE JOHNSON of :

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Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of WHITNEY |
JOHNSON late of Wentworth Street in the ;
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands }

of the Commonw eqith: of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice i is hereby given that such applications

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will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS ;
i Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
i of fourteen days from the date hereof,
: application will be made to the Supreme Court

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00597

Wheteas CAROL NELLANIE
1 THOMPSON (nee) POITIER of. 1985
Thatch Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in
the Southern District of the Island of New

Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made ;
| LOUISE SOLOMON, the Personal
i Representatives of the Estate, by the State of
Real and Personal Estate of RONNIE :
OSCAR THOMPSON late of 1985 Thatch |
Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in the :
Southern District of the Island of New |
Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased :

. application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration ;

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION | |
_ IN THE ESTATE OF EUGENE J. WEISS,

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00598
Whereas ADA VIRGINIA MILLER of

Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one

oeracecescscens:

i one of the States of the United States of

of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The ;
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme |
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of :

administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of ST. CLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.
ST. CLARE ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.

| E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
: of the Island of New Providence, one of the
i Islands of the Commonwealth of The

SINCLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER late of |

Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

: Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the

i Personal Representative of the Estate, by the

Notice is hereby given that such applications ;
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly |
(for) Registrar

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION ;

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00600

IN THE ESTATE OF PHILIP L. QUINN,
late of 1645 West Turtle Creek South Bend
in the State of Indiana, one of the States of
the United States of America, deceased |

of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
of the Island of New Proyidence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth“ of The~
Bahamas, Attorney-At- Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration or
Testamentary in the above estate granted to
PAUL JUDE WEITHMAN and MARY

Indiana, St Joseph County in the St. Joseph
Probate Court, on the 18th day of November
2004.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

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THE SUPREME COURT ;

PROBATE DIVISION ;

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007 |

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00601
late of 11111 Biscayne Boulevard, Apartment
No. 301 in Dade County in the State of Florida,

America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration

of fourteen days from the date hereof, :

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by

Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized

Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in the above estate
granted to ROBERTA L. WEISS, the

Circuit Court for Dade County, Florida, on
the 3d day of August 1993.

Nicoya Neilly —
(for) Registrar

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_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
_THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION |
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00602

IN THE ESTATE OF MAGDALENE
SNYDER O’CONNOR, late of 100 John
Knox Road, Tallahassee in the State of Florida,
one of the States of the United States of
America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in-the above estate
granted to VICTORIA E. HEULER, the
Personal Representative of the Estate, by the
Circuit Court for Leon County, Florida, Probate
Division, on the 6th day of June 2003.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00603

IN THE ESTATE OF BILLIE SCHOLZ
KIRTLEY, late of 2023 dahlia Avenue,
Jefferson County, Louisville in the State of
Kentucky, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

+ Nodce'i is hereby Bie that wee the “Bliion

of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Certificate of Qualification in the.

_above estate granted to ELIZABETH

MUELLER, the Executrix of the Estate, by
the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Court of
Justice, on the 20th day of March, 2000.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00604

IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES E.
MURPHY JR., late of Carmel in the State of
California, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration

of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Order for Probate in the above estate
granted to CHARLES E. MURPHY III, the
Executor of the Estate, by the Superior Court
of California, County of Monterey, on the 13th
day of July 2007.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar







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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00608

IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS ROY HOLBIRD, SR., late of
‘Cherokee County in the State of Georgia, one of the States of the
United States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby. given that after the expiration of fourteen days from
ied the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of
ess The Bahamas in the Probate Division by KHALILA W. DORSETT
of the Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized.
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
Testamentary in the above estate granted to THOMAS ROY
HOLBIRD, JR., the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate Court
of Cherokee County in the State of Georgia one of the States of the
United States of America on the 12th day of June 2007.



Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00611

Whereas GEORGE ANDRE WHITE of East Bay, Eastern District,
New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Person Estate of GEORGE
ADDINGTON WHITE a.k.a. GEORGE A WHITE a.k.a.
GEORGE WHITE, late of the Eastern District, New Providence, J

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Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.



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(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00612

Whereas DANIEL JOHNSON of White’s Subdivision, Eastern
District, New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas of The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of FLORA JOHNSON, late of the Eastern ©
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. |

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00613

Whereas JOYANN MICHELLE GRIFFIN of No.16 East Coral

Estates Subdivision in the City of Freeport, Grand Bahama one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made.
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CASTROMER

LASHLERUE GRIFFIN a.k.a. CASTROMER L. GRIFFIN, late

of No. 16 East Coral Estate Subdivision in the City of Freeport,

Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the =
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. |S
Desiree Robinson :

(for) Registrar

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busy street in Manila, Philippines on Thursday Nov. 22, 2007. The Santa Claus statuettes are sold from
P400 to P1,200 (about US$9 to US$28).



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“I think the constitution of Pakistan should be restored, and there should be rule of law.”
BP oc Nawaz Sharif |

Former Prime Minister
Sharif returns to Pakistan

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after eight years in exile .

if LAHORE, Pakistan
Exiled former Prime .Minis-
ter Nawaz Sharif returned
home to a hero’s welcome
Sunday and. called on Presi-

Musharraf

urged to end

contest the election on Sun-
day in Karachi.

She says her party could’.
still pull out if Musharraf
doesn’t ensure the vote is fair: «

Sharif indicated his party, *-

dent Gen. Pervez Musharrat emergency the Pakistan Muslim League-
to end emergency rule before cea N, would demand a restora-
elections, a fresh challenge to conditions tion of constitutional rule

the U.S.-backed leader,
according to Associated Press.
“These (emergency) condi-
tions are not conducive to tree
and fair elections,” Sharif told
reporters at the airport after
arriving from Saudi Arabia.
“T think the constitution of
Pakistan should be restored,

and there should be rwe of

law.”

Sharif, the head of one of

the country’s main opposition
parties, said he had not nego-
tiated his return with Mushar-
raf, who overthrew him in a
1999 coup.

Musharraf expelled Sharif
when he first tried come back
to Pakistan this year.

“My return is not the result
of any deal,” Sharif told
reporters. “My life and death
are for Pakistan.”

Thousands of frenzied sup-
porters pushed past police
barricades into the airport in
this eastern city, carrying
Sharif and his brother on their

shoulders and cheering wildly *

as Sharif stood among them
on a raised platform.

An armoured car carrying
Sharif left the airport on a
procession toward a shrine in
the center of the city, sur-
rounded by screaming sup-
porters.

Musharraf has grown
increasingly unpopular since
he declared a state of emer-
gency on November 3, locking
up thousands of opponents,
purging the Supreme Court
and muzzling the media.

If Sharif and other opposi-
tion parties refuse to take part
in parliamentary elections
slated for January, it would
undermine Musharraf’s claim
to be taking the country back
toward democracy.

Equally tricky for Mushar-
raf would be an alliance
between Sharif and another
recently returned prime min-
ister, Benazir Bhutto.

“If they come to us with a
proposal of any electoral
alliance, we will consider this
positively,” Bhutto said
aboard a flight from Karachi
to her hometown of Larkana,
in southern Pakistan. “I wel-
come him home.”

A spokesman for Sharif’s
part said he, his brother and
his wife will all file papers
today that would allow them
to run if they choose to do so.

The presidential spokesman
was not available on Sunday
for comment on Sharif’s
return.

However, the pro-Mushar-
raf ruling party, which broke
away from Sharif’s group
after the coup, is already woo-
ing him as a potential ally.

Ruling party spokesman

Tariq Azim urged the Sharif

camp to “forget the old egos
and start, with a clean slate.”
~The scene at-Lahore airport
was eerily reminiscent of the

early jubilation that greeted -

Bhutto when she came back
to her home city of Karachi
in October, but the number

of supporters was far lower.
Bhutto’s return was greeted
by a massive suicide bomb
which killed about 150 peo-
ple in a procession through
the streets.

In a reminder that Pakistan
remains under emergency
rule, security forces had
rounded up some Sharif
activists and attempted to seal
off the airport.

But the supporters who
found their way through tight
security swarmed into the ter-
minal building waving the
green flag of his party and
shouting ‘slogans including
“Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif!” and “Go, Musharraf,
go!”

Police lifted batons to drive
them back from the arrival
area, but had no space to
swing them amid the dancing,
jubilant crowds.

Television footage showed
Sharif, dressed in his trade-
mark white shirt and a dark
waistcoat, on an airport stair-
well next to his brother, also a
politician, and surrounded by
security officials, waving to
the cameras.

Tight security that had sur-
rounded Sharif after his plane
touched down appeared to
melt away amid the chaos.

Both Bhutto and Sharif
have been seeking to return to
power after the parliamentary
elections.

But the ballot, which the
West hopes will produce a
moderate government able to

before it took part im the vote,,
but that any decision on
whether to boycott would be”
taken in conjunction with oth-
er groups.

Sharif has been angling for
a return ever since Mushar-

raf overthrew him and gave’. :

the jailed politician a choice:.
accept 10 years of exile or face>:

life in,prison on charges -—

including hijacking and ter-
rorism.

The charges stemmed from
Sharif’s desperate attempts to -
turn away a packed civilian °
plane carrying Musharraf —

then the army chief — back
from a trip abroad.

As the Pakistan Interna-

tional Airways plane ran low

on fuel, Musharraf used the
cockpit radio to contact his

senior commanders on the".

ground, who quickly took .
over the country. By the time
the plane touched down in the
southern city of Karachi,
Musharraf was Pakistan’s new
leader and Sharif was under
arrest.

In September Sharif board-
ed a flight from London to .
Islamabad, but police in the.-

Pakistani capital swiftly sent-.

him back to Saudi Arabia.

This time, the Saudi lead-
ership reportedly pressured
Pakistan to accept him.

Saudi King Abdullah pro-'
vided the plane that carried
Sharif home.

Ahsan Iqbal, a spokesman
for Sharif’s party, said some

1,800 activists were detained

in a crackdown ahead of the
former premier’s return.
However, federal Informa-
tion Minister Nisar Memon
said he was exaggerating.

“There are no arrests as.’

such,” Memon said.

“About 100 people have -?

been confined so that they do
not create any issues.

“We don’t want the same
mess as there was in Karachi.”



Authorities issued no warn- _ ~

ings that Islamic militants bit-
terly opposed to Musharraf
and Bhutto for their pro-U.S.
police might target the reli-
giously conservative Sharif.
However, his arrival came
one day after suicide bombers

killed up to 35 people in near-.

ly simultaneous blasts at the’ -

’

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heart of Pakistan’s security. -:--

establishment in Rawalpindi,

a garrison city adjacent to the.*

capital, Islamabad.

It was not clear who was
behind the explosions — which
targeted a bus carrying intel-

ligence agency workers and a.~

checkpoint near army head-
quarters — but authorities said
suspicion rested on Islamist
militants who are fighting an
increasingly bloody insur-
gency against government
troops in tle northwest of the
country.

The army said on Sunday
that 30 pro-Taliban fighters
and one Pakistani soldier died
in an operation to capture
militant positions in the Swat-

valley, a former tourist desti-
nation just 100 miles from
Islamabad.

Musharraf cited rising reli- .°
gious extremism as a reason °

for declaration a state of
emergency.

However, many of those |,

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. ELKIEV, Ukraine

Holding candles, thousands

- of people from all over
_ Ukraine gathered on Satur-

day on a square in Kiev to
mourn the millions who died

.., of starvation during a famine

‘+s engineered by the Soviet
"-7 authorities 75 years ago,

according to Associated

Press.
President Viktor

‘+! | Yushchenko, speaking to the

*- crowd, once again called on

the international community
to recognise the Holodomor

- —or death by hunger — as an

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> act of genocide.

“We neither overestimate
nor underestimate the scale
of this grief,” he said.

-» Looking out on a sea of .
*. light blue and yellow nation-

al flags adorned with strips
of black cloth, the president
called for the removal from

core Ukrainian territory of all
- monuments to the totalitari-.

an Soviet regime.

Accounts of the great
famine, long kept secret by
Soviet authorities, still divide
historians and politicians, not
just in this nation of 47 mil-

_ lion but throughout the for- -
» mer Soviet Union.
Some are convinced that _

the famine targeted Ukraini-

‘ans as an ethnic group.

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. landowners as a social class ~

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industrialization with grain

exports at the expense of.

starving millions of its Own
ople. ) -

collectivization drive affected
the entire Soviet Union, but
was particularly calamitous

for Ukraine with its tich agri- *’

cultural land.
_ “My grandfather had to
bury grain and mushrooms
deep in a forest and draw
maps to find it later,” said
Polina Stasyuk, 23, a student
from Kiev who attended the
gathering.

“They had to lead their
chimney into the cellar, so

that’ villagers could not smell

food when my grandma was

- cooking.”

Each village was ordered
to provide the state with a

oe ose Brain, but the

ona blacklist.

demands ‘typically exceeded
crop yields. As’ ‘village after

; village failed’ to. meet the

requirements, they were put

The government seized all
food and residents were pro-

hibited from leaving — effec-:
tively condemning them ‘to

starvation.

Yushchenko estimates 10:

million Ukrainians died in
the famine of 1932-33.

- Stanislav Kulchitsky, a
Ukrainian historian, believes
the number is closer to 3.5
million.

“Our family wouldn" t have :

survived but for my grand
ther.
“He lived)in a village and

:. secretly supplied the family,

T e dictator Josef Stalin’ 8 _ which lived in Kiev, with

potatoes,” said Serhiy
Derevinsky, 58, holding a pic-

. ture of his grandfather anda

candle. *_
The Ukrainian parliament
has already labelled the

famine genocide.

So has the United States
and some other countries.

But Russia, the legal suc-
cessor to the Soviet state,

_ resists the label, insisting the

famine also hit\other groups,
including Russians and Kaza-
khs.

Ukraine marks 75th
anniversary of forced Soviet-

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

multi-million °

dollar mixed-
use _ resort
planned for
Long Island
will create more than 300
direct jobs when it becomes
fully operational, one of the
project’s principals telling The
Tribune that the developers
hoped to break ground by

of their approval in principle
were fulfilled.

Ian Moorcroft, one of the
directors that submitted the
initial application to the Goy-

ernment for the Port St

George and Caribbean
Heights projects, which if
approved will be constructed
on land adjacent to the island’s

SEE page 4

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Port relocation | Bahamas faces ‘social nightmare’ over pensions
report received

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
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development seen as vital to
moving all shipping facilities

from downtown Nassau, and
is now set to consider its rec-
ommendations.

Brent Symonette, deputy
prime minister and minister of
foreign affairs, confirmed to
The Tribune that the Dutch

- consultants, Ecorys-Livienese,

had delivered the final report
on the southwestern port first
proposed under the former
PLP administration to the

SEE page 6

Hotels eyeing ‘strong’

December bookings

@ By NEIL HARTNELL et
Tribune Business Editor

_ BAHAMIAN hoteliers are
reporting “strong advanced
bookings” for December and
the Christmas season, the
Bahamas Hotel Association’s
(BHA) executive vice-presi-
dent telling The Tribune that
the sector hoped it had “halted
or reversed” recent downward
trends.

Frank Comito said: “Folks
in general are reporting
stronger advanced bookings
for December than last year,
so we’re encouraged things will
be better in December than

. they were last year.

“But, at the same time, one
has to be cautious about the
future given the uncertainty

SEE page 11

Baha Mar product
‘best it has been for

many,

@ By NEILHARTNELL .
Tribune Business Editor

BAHA Mar is confident the
product offered by its Cable
Beach Resorts this winter will
“be the best it has been for
many, many years” as a result
of upgrades costing $150 mil-
lion, as room inventory at the

rebranded Sheraton and two’

towers at the Wyndham is
brought back on line.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president for
administration and public

‘affairs, said the Wyndham’s

Seaside Buffet was due to re-
open this Friday after a “major

renovation”, while some 300~

rooms in that hotel’s ‘N’ and
‘H’ towers would be back on

many years’

- line by December 15.

Mr Sands said Bah Mar had
already “taken back” some of
those 300 rooms to help it meet
tourist demand over the
Thanksgiving weekend.

Having refurbished the
Wyndham’s ballroom, he
added that Baha Mar’s refur-
bishment of the Sheraton’s
Ballroom was due to be com-
pleted in early December, just

. before the 350 rooms that had

been refurbished at that resort
over the summer came back
on-line.

“Our. refurbishment sched-
ule is on target as anticipated,
so we should have a full com-

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THE Bahamas is facing “a social night-
mare” in just 20-30 years’ time, a leading
pension fund manager and administrator
has warned, due to a mix of low private
pension fund participation, low savings
rates and the National Insurance Board
(NIB’s) “unsustainable” position going
forward.

Larry Gibson, Colonial Pensions Ser-
vices (Bahamas) vice-president for pen-
sions, responding to the*Central Bank’s
2005 survey of Bahamian private pension
funds, told The Tribune: “The big picture
is that the participation rate is too low on
a national basis, just 26 per cent.”

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private pension plan, according to the
report, something Mr Gibson said meant
that too many Bahamians were ill-pre-
pared for retirement.

By not participating in private pension
schemes, they were forcing themselves to
rely on the-National Insurance Board
(NIB) for a retirement income — some-

thing it was never meant for — or on fam-
ily to support them and provide them with
an income sufficient to fund the lifestyle
they have become accustomed to while
working.

Mr Gibson pointed out that the major
industrialized countries have tried to get
participation in private pension schemes
up to a 70-80 per cent rate, so that “less of
a strain” is placed on national budgets

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ment’s annual spending going to cover
fixed costs such as wages, rents and emol- .
uments, there was very little room for it to
allocate extra funds to sort out the loom-
ing social security crisis.

“It’s just an untenable situation. It’s a
social nightmare 20-30 years down the
line,” Mr Gibson added. “If you look at
the last National Insurance Board actu-
arial report, the fund is not sustainable
with its current configuration. It’ll be

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dated Water Company’s
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increasing by 8.09 points or
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record date November 23, 2007.

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FROM page 1

plement of rooms at the Sher-
aton, a full complement of
rooms at the Wyndham, for
the winter season,” Mr Sands
said.

“These are all reference
points that raise the standard
for is in the marketplace. Our
product offering is the best it
has been for many, many
years. The product is very
much improved.”

_ He*added that the Seaside
Buffet had been “completely
re-done”, with action stations
and a “very user friendly for-
mat” enhancing the resort’s
food and beverage offering. .

Meanwhile, Mr-Sands said
Baha Mar was still on track to
close the Nassau Beach Hotel
in the week beginning January
3, 2008, with the last guest
arrivals and reservations sched-
uled for that date.

He explained that the
resort’s closure would enable



»

the Cable Beach Resorts cam- -

pus to make way for “the foot-
print of a lot of the major
work” for the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment,
particularly the Caesar’s Enter-
tainment hotel and casino, and
the W resort.

Bookings for the Cable
Beach Resorts over the Christ-
mas and New Year period, Mr
Sands said, were “looking very
encouraging”, as were occu-
pancy levels.







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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 3B





Tourism arrivals off 4%
for first nine months

August, September increases not enough to offset declines in first seven months

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TOTAL tourist arrivals to
the Bahamas increased in
August and September against
2006 comparatives, Ministry of
Tourism data has shown, but
the increases were not enough
to offset the declines experi-
enced in the previous seven
months with arrivals still off 4
per cent at end-September.

For September 2007, the
data showed total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas — air
and sea — were up by 12 per
cent, with Nassau/Paradise
Island arrivals up some 20 per
cent during what is regarded

’ as traditionally the slowest

month in the Bahamian
tourism calendar.

Sources

Sources told The Tribune
that the Nassau/Paradise Island
increase was driven by Atlantis
snagging an exceptionally large
convention booking for that
month.

Meanwhile, total air and sea
arrivals to Grand Bahama for
September were up 13 per
cent, and for the Family
Islands were off by 3 per cent.
It is likely that one factor aid-
ing this performance was the
absence of any hurricanes dur-
ing Sertember.

Turning to air arrivals, for
September they were up 36 per
cent for the entire Bahamas,
Nassau and Paradise Island
ahead 48 per cent; Andros up
12 per cent, and air arrivals to
Inagua and San Salvador also
ahead.

Elsewhere, air arrivals were
down, with Abaco off 24 per
cent; the Berry Islands down
by 34 per cent; Bimini off 25
per cent; Cat Island down by
29 per cent; and Long Island
off by 62 per cent.

For the first nine months of

2007 to end-September, the
Ministry of Tourism data
revealed that total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas
remained off by 4 per cent
against 2006 comparatives.
» Nassau/Paradise Island
arrivals were down by 3 per
cent, Grand Bahama’s visitor
numbers were off by 5 per
cent; and the Family Islands
saw visitor numbers drop by 6
per cent.

When it came to air arrivals,
the higher-yielding stopover
visitors who spend more than
$1,000 per capita in the
Bahamas, total numbers com-
ing into Nassau/Paradise Island
for4 the first nine months of
2007 were down by S per cent,
while Grand Bahama was off
by 3 per cent.

As for cruise arrivals by first
port of entry for the first nine
months of 2007, total arrivals
to the Bahamas were down by
4 per cent. Cruise arrivals to
Nassau/Paradise Island were
down by 2 per cent, a number
mirrored by Grand Bahama,
while in the Family Islands
cruise arrivals were off by 8
per cent.

Trend

September, though, did its
best to reverse that trend, with
total cruise arrivals to the

Bahamas up by 5 percent. For °

Nassau/Paradise Island that
month, cruise arrivals were
ahead by 6 per cent because
the likes of Disney Cruises,
Carnival Cruises and Imperial
Majesty Cruises brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.

Caribbean

Royal Caribbean, mean-
while, brought in fewer pas-
sengers than the previous year,
but this was not enough to off-
set the overall increase.

On Grand Bahama, both
Carnival Cruises and Discov-

ery Cruise Line brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.

However, Family Island
cruise arrivals dropped by 1
per cent in September due to
Royal Caribbean taking few-
er passengers to Coco Cay, and
Disney Cruises also bringing
in fewer passengers.

The Disney Magic, though,
returned to Castaway Cay
from the Mediterranean at the
end of August 2007, while Car-
nival “brought in considerably
more passengers to Half Moon
Cay” in September than it did
the previous year.

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RESORT PROJECT, from page 1

existing Stella Maris resort,
id “it is essential to the suc-
cess of the project” that Long
islanders and Bahamians
stepped forward to run and
operate many of its amenities.
lhe Port St George project
s certainly looking at in excess
of 300 sustainable jobs when
ihe development is finished,
id higher numbers than that
iuring the construction phase,”
\ir Moorcroft said. “We’re
very hopeful of breaking
ground on this in summer
'OUd.
‘We are looking for a situa-
ion where the Bahamians and
{ong Islanders themselves

want to come in and run the
bars, restaurants, dive boat
operations, car hire, retail and
marina. We don’t want to

bring people in.

“We believe it is essential to
the success of the project that
the Marina Village has all
these things init, but we don’t
want to run it. The project is
dependent on Long Islanders
being willing to say: “Yes, we
want to set up and run it’.”

The Government and devel-
opers will stage a Town Meet-
ing on the project and its
potential impact on Long
Island tomorrow night, Mr
Moorcroft confirming Tribune

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THE TRIBUNE



Business’s exclusive story on
July 18, 2007, that the Gov-
ernment had approved the
project in principle this sum-
mer.

“That approval is condition-
al on us meeting four criteria.
This is what we are working
on at the moment,” Mr Moor-
croft told The Tribune.

Two of those conditions
involve the Town Meeting and
submitting a full Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment (EIA)
to the Government, plus two
other conditions that Mr
Moorcroft declined to specify.

‘There are some environ-
mental issues that.we need to
address, and that is why we are
holding a Planning Charette
here on Long Island this
week,” Mr Moorcroft said.
“We will come up with and put
in a revised version of the mas-
terplan design to deal with any
environmental issues, and give
us a more detailed and better
version of what we did last
year.”

The Charette will allow
Long Islanders to voice con-
cerns and suggestions over the
proposed designs for Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights, and enable the devel-
opers to see whether they can
incorporate these in the fin-
ished masterplan. The devel-
opers are hoping to submit the
EIA to the Government by
next month.

The original masterplan for
Port St George, which is sub-
ject to change, called for a
development that features a
boutique hotel with 146
suites/villas; some 60 boutique
villas; plus waterfront lots of
1/3 of an acre and greater size,
with some 180 docking slips
for boats between 80-100 feet
in length, and a further 60 boat
slips for vessels between 40-60
feet in length.

Other components of the
original masterplan, developed
in summer 2006, call for some
306 residential lots between 1/3
to ? of an acre in size with a
golf course view; 61 oceanfront
residential lots; 331 multi-fam-
ily lots for either single family
or town homes with 200 boat
slips; 119 lakefront lots; 144

































multi-family, condo flats or
commercial plots; a beach club;
and Town Centre, which fea-
tures a yacht club, marina with
200 slips; casino; condo flats;
retail; restaurants; Customs
and Immigration posts; a Har-
bour Master’s office; and fuel
and docking facilities.

The Port St George devel-
opers will also provide a water
treatment and reverse osmo-
sis plant; golf course and golf
course clubhouse; athletic
fields; and nursery.

Design

However, Mr Moorcroft
reiterated that this design con-
cept was “bound to be varied
along the way”.

Pointing out that the Port St
George site covers land run-
ning from the Atlantic ocean
side of Long Island to Exuma
Sound, Mr Moorcroft added:
“The Port St George site incor-
porates Phase II, stage six of
the Stella Maris subdivision,
and 950 acres of new land.”

When asked how he and fel-
low Port St George director
and principal, Jonathan
Houghton, became interested
in the Long Island develop-
ment, Mr Moorcoft replied:
“It’s actually a rather strange
story.”

Explaining that the pair were
both UK citizens, he contin-
ued: “Myself and my co-direc-
tor in the project both live in
Andorra. A couple that also
lived in Andorra decided
they’d seen enough snow, and
took a second home in the
Bahamas. They bought on the
Stella Maris estate.”

The couple learnt that Joerg
Friese, owner and operator of
the Stella Maris, was looking to
retire and there was an oppor-
tunity to develop the unfin-
ished areas that had been first
included in that resort’s mas-
terplan. “They told us: ‘We
think we’ve stumbled on an
opportunity here, but property
development is what you do’,”
recalled Mr Moorcroft. After
receiving that news in Spring
2004, Mr Moorcroft and his
business partner got to work,
spending two years on the Port
St George project before
approval in principle was
granted in summer 2007.

. He explained that Caribbean
Heights was effectively a dif-
ferent, but complementary,
project to Port St George, and
would be situated on a site ear-
‘marked for hotel development
on the Stella Maris site plan of
40 years ago. This develop-
ment, though, had never
occurred.

The main principal behind
the Caribbean Heights project
was another UK citizen living
in Andorra, chartered survey-
or Mark Nash. Mr Moorcroft
said that while involved with
Caribbean Heights, he was the
“driving” force behind Port St
George.

Caribbean Heights, accord-
ing to information on the
developer’s website, was ini-
tially conceived as an 188-unit
condo hotel and spa, to be
located on an 18.8 acre site in
Phase III, section two, of the
Stella Maris subdivision.

“Caribbean Heights is con-
ditional on the Port St George
project going ahead,” Mr
Moorcroft said. “It’s not felt
economically viable for
Caribbean Heights to proceed

without the marina, the golf ©

course, at Port St George going

. forward. -

“The important infrastruc-
ture, the important facilities
that will bring, will make
Caribbean Heights become a
viable project.”

Ultimately, the agreement
with Mr Friese and his part-
ners will leave them still in con-
trol of the existing Stella Maris
Resort and Stella Maris Air
Service, while Mr Moorcroft,
Mr Houghton and their group
take over the land develop-
ment component with their
projects.

Mr. Moorcroft detailed his
history in property develop-
ment, which has been mainly
located in the UK. He added
that he had been working on a
146-unit residential develop-
ment in South Africa when the
Long Island opportunity came
up, and “exited that project
early” to devote his time to the
Bahamas.

“We’ve experience of pro-
jects outside the UK before.
We do try and stay with Eng-
lish-speaking countries, and
where property law is based
on English law,” Mr Moorcroft

said.

He added that if it went
ahead, Port St George would
provide a major boost to the
Long Island economy from its
sheer dollar impact, increased
visitor traffic and spending,
and enhanced employment
and entrepreneurial opportu-
nities for Bahamians and Long
Islanders.

Hoping that the project
would encourage Long
Islanders who had left in
search of employment to
return home, and provide jobs"
for graduates from the island’s
schools, Mr Moorcroft
acknowledged that Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights “will inevitably bring
change to certain aspects of
life”.

Yet having traveled exten-
sively throughout Long Island
over the past three years to
gauge residents’ opinions, Mr
Moorcroft said most were
“looking for and welcoming
investment in the island”.

\““We have consistently had
feedback that local people def-
initely want this, and we don’t
want to be putting together a
project that flies in the face of
local opinion,” Mr Moorcroft

Careful

“We’ve been as careful as
we can to listen to local sensi-
tivities, and work with these
local sensitivities in the project
we’ve put together. We’re very
encouraged by the positive
reaction we’ve heard from
Long Islanders who knew
about this project.”

He added: “The initial signs
are very encouraging. Long
Islanders are hard working,
industrious people, who are
very entrepreneurial. They are
not just interested in jobs, but
having opportunities to create
their own businesses.”

‘Mr Moorcroft said Long
Islanders with land near the
Stella Maris resort were look-
ing to construct housing for
construction and full-time
workers who would be
employed at Port St George
and Caribbean Heights, will
purchasers of lots in the Stella
Maris subdivision were look-
ing to do the same thing:

' said.

CFA Society of The Bahamas

2007/2008 Officers & Directors

President

Kristina M. Fox, CFA

CIT Holdings Ltd

PO Box SS-19140, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501 Fax: (242) 363 1502

Email: kf@cit.co.uk

Vice-President

David Ramirez, CFA

Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.

PO Box N-4873, Nassau Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 2217 Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirez@pictet.com

Treasurer

Christopher Dorsett, CFA

Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax: (242) 302 8569

Email: Christopher.a.dorsett(@citigroup.com

Secretary

Sonia Beneby, CFA

ScotiaTrust

PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502.5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: sonia.beneby@scotiatrust.com

Programming

Karen Pinder, CFA

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinder@efgbank.com

Education

Pamela Musgrove, CFA

Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.

PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmusgrove@cfal. com

Warren Pustam, CFA

Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.

PO Box N-4873, Nassau Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 2222 Fax: (242) 327 6614

Email: w_pustam@hotmail.com

Membership

Geneen Riviere

Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
Email: geneen.riviere(@pearl-investment-
management.com

Past President

David Slatter, CFA

KPMG

PO Box N-123, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007

Email: dslatter@kpmg.com.bs

INSTITUTE

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MONTHLY SPEAKER / WEBCAST EVENT

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Date:
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12:30pm — Speaker
Please arrive promptly!

Time:

Luciano’s of Chicago
Cagliari Room
East Bay Street

Presentation: Larry R. Gibson, CFA

Vice President-Pensions

“The Link Between Pensions and Long Term Financial

Thursday, November 29" 2007

General Meeting

Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited

Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00

(If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to: CFA.

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Reservations:
November 27, 2007
Karen Pinder, CFA

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - by Tuesday

karen.pinder@efgbank.com
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members

Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, is Vice President -
Pensions, Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Colonial Group Intemational Ltd, which owns Atlantic Medical Insurance Ltd and
is a major shareholder of Security & General Insurance Company in The Bahamas.

He is a veteran executive within The Bahamas’ financial services sector, having held
senior executive positions in both international and domestic organizations.

Mr. Gibson has served on numerous public and private sector boards throughout his
career and currently serves as a Director of Commonwealth Bank Limited; Chaitman
of the Finance Committee of St. Andrew’s School; and a member of the Anglican

Church Diocesan Finance Committee,

He is a regular speaker on financial and economic matters and authors the weekly

column ‘Financial Insight’ in a local newspaper.

Mr. Larry R. Gibson, CFA, is a founding member of the CFA Society of The
Bahamas, formerly named Bahamas Society of Financial Analysts.





THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 5B



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Forty per cent revenue | sicie-swigetaid

earned means fuel tax
drop by government
is unlikely

THE Government will not
decrease the revenues and
stamp duty it earns on fuel
imports because some 40 per
cent of its revenues come from
this and other auto sources, an
economic think-tank has sug-
gested, meaning any taxation
shift will be “painful”.

In its latest commentary on
higher electricity and gas
prices, the Nassau Institute
said there was no immediate
solution to the Bahamas’ prob-
lems of rising gas prices, as this
nation “did not get into the
predicament of over reliance
on the automobile over night”.

Gas prices at the pump are
likely to inch ever-closer to $5
per gallon, currently standing
at an average of $4.51 per gal-
lon, and the Nassau Institute
_ said the Bahamas’ increasing

fuel bill was likely to further
pressure the external reserves,
leaving less money available
for commercial and consumer
loans.

This contraction in credit, it
warned, could in turn slow
down the overall Bahamian
economy.

The Nassau Institute said:
“The Government gets about
40 per cent of its revenue from
imports of fuel, vehicles and
related products. This is a sig-
nificant figure, and it will be
painful to change this revenue
stream over the near term.

“To do so we will have to
make some hard choices. The
shortfall in revenues from auto
and fuel imports will have to
be offset by higher payroll, val-
ue added, sales, income or oth-
er taxes. And any changes
must be done in a way that
preserves our low-tax status.

“Of course, the best solution
to lack of government revenue
is to spend less but this option
is rarely considered by our
politicians.”

To combat the problem, the
economic think-tank suggested
that the Government should
do nothing except use moral
persuasion to encourage con-
sumers to save on energy use
and fuel purchases by being
efficient and using alternative
options.

It also suggested that the
Government fix the jitney sys-
tem, adding that to apply high-
er taxes to fuel or auto imports
was not the answer, especially
with the Bahamas likely to
accede to full membership in
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO).

Instead, the Nassau Institute
urged consumers to solve the
problem themselves, car pool-
ing on school and work runs,
using bicycles and walking on
short trips from the office.

It added: “If we improve the |

transit system more people will
use the bus. At present, relying

POSITION AVAILABLE

on the jitneys means enduring
long wait times, inconvenient
connections, unreliable service,
unsafe driving and rowdy
behaviour. These are some of
the main reasons given by
Bahamians for 'needing’ a car.

“We can also down-size and
modernise the vehicles we dri-
ve. Our streets are narrow, so
larger vehicles make passing
and parking difficult at best —
not to mention the fact that
they use more fuel to travel
the same distances.

“Of course, many vehicles
produced today offer better
fuel economy, but unlike the
country's pension managers we
should not propose that gov-
ernment restrict the import of
older vehicles as they propose
that government mandate that
all Bahamians have pensions
managed by them. That would
not support public policy based
on the principles of liberty and
free trade. Competition and
choice is important for con-
sumers in the long run, and
public policy should not be a
tool for special interest.”

The Nassau Institute added:
“We can consider alternative
fuel vehicles (like hybrids)
when they become available
to our market. Unfortunately,
manufacturers won't export
these vehicles now because of
concerns about servicing the
hi-tech equipment, and

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because law enforcement and
emergency officials need spe-
cial training in the event of
accidents. But as technology
advances these vehicles may
become a reality for our mar-
ket.

“These simple strategies may
not solve our problems in the
short-term, but we did not get
in the present shape we are in

“overnight either.

“However, these small steps
will mean that less fuel will be
consumed, leaving us with a
little more pocket change, and
more money for local credit.
The environment will also ben-
efit from a reduction in engine
emissions, and our streets
might be a little less crowded,
making drive time more toler-
able.”

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Prime Minister last week.

Both the Office of the Prime
Minister and Earl Deveaux,
minister of works, transport
and utilities, are now in pos-
session of the report.

Mr Symonette, who was act-
ing prime minister while Mr

- Ingraham was away at the

Commonwealth Heads of
Government meeting in Ugan-

_da, told The Tribune: “The

report was delivered to the
Prime Minister last week. We
have not reviewed the report
yet.
“The report makes certain
recommendations that have to

be considered by the Govern- *
‘ment, and it will make its deci-

sion in due course.”

A preliminary report by
Ecorys had been issued previ-
ously to the Government and
the private sector, who made a
number of recommendations
to the consultants. They then
went away and attempted to
incorporate them into the final
report, which the Government
now has.

Sources close to the joint
public and private sector task
force working on the port facil-

ities’ relocation said it would

haye to “forcefully present”
the Ecorys recommendations
to the Government.

It is understood that any
project to relocate the port
facilities would be self-financ-
ing, probably through a bond

_ issue, and not involve any gov-

ernment or public sector fund-
ing and guarantees.

Relocating all the commer-
cial shipping facilities to a new
port somewhere else on New
Providence has been regarded
by many as a vital first step in
revitalizing a declining down-
town Nassau and Bay Street,
alleviating traffic congestion
and removing the unsightly,
unattractive trailer trucks that
crowd the roads as they enter
and exit the shipping compa-
nies’ premises.

The former Christie admin-
istration had commissioned the
Ecorys report, having zeroed
in on a location between
BEC’s Clifton Pier power plant
and Commonwealth Brewery
as a perfect site for a new port.

In turn, that proposed port
site was also tied into the road-
re-routing of south-west Bay
Street around the South Ocean

Legal Notice

NOTICE

WINTERBREEZE CLOSE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
29th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

RESPONSIBILITIES:



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| BUSINESS

Port relocation

and Albany projects, and the
creation of a new road that
would serve as the main access
for that port site.

However, since its election
on May 2, 2007, the Ingraham-
led FNM administration has
sent out mixed signals regard-
ing the proposed port left
behind by its predecessor gov-
ernment, especially the south-
west location.

Freudian slip or not, Mr
Ingraham’s remark in his first
press conference after taking
office that the south-west port
was an “idea that has gone

' with the previous government”

was the first in a series of sig-
nals that the FNM administra-
tion was less keen on it than
its predecessor.

Alternative port locations
have also experienced renewed
discussions under the new
administration.

Then a July 24, 2007, meet-
ing at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, chaired by Mr Symon-
ette, deliberated proposals
advanced, in particular by Jim-
my Mosko and John Bethel,
of Bethel Estates, to relocate
downtown Nassau’s commer-
cial shipping facilities to
Arawak Cay, plus create an
‘inland terminal’ at Gladstone
Road.

The latter was seen as reliev-
ing 75 per cent of cargo traffic
in downtown Nassau, as ship-
ping containers could be busses

‘there after the normal business

day ended, broken down and
goods recovered by their recip-
ients or shipped to their bases.

Notes of that meeting, which
were obtained by The Tribune,
described Mr Symonette as
saying that an interim solution
to downtown Nassau’s ship-
ping and traffic problems was
needed, and that relocating
shipping facilities to a south-

‘west port or another site would
‘ take too long.

Mr Symonette’s involvement
at the meeting sparked conflict
of interest allegations, angrily
denied by the deputy prime
minister, from the opposition
PLP because his family estate
acts as landlord to some of the
shipping companies, including
Pioneer Shipping.

FirstCaribbean ine

FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of market-leading
financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth
Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed bank in|
the English-speaking Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking
centres, and offices in 17 regional markets, serving 800,000 active accounts. We are
looking to fill the following positions:

OFFSHORE TREASURER (based in Barbadas)

¢ Account for the entire offshore balance sheet
¢ Provide support for the major strategic business units (Corporate, Retail & .

Wealth Management) across multiple entities
¢ Efficient management of the Nostro Account process and intercompany

funding transactions

Key areas include:

- Liquidity management

- Transfer pricing process

- Interest rate exposure management
- Capital management

- Legal entities structure management
- Support for product development

The successful applicant must:

Have a minimum of 6 years experience in commercial

and corporate practice in The Bahamas.

PREREQUISITES:

® Graduate status with a minimum of seven years’ experience in the
business/financial world

* ACT qualification preferred ;

e Three years’ specific management Poe in a dynamic and challenging
treasury environment

© Track record of success within treasury functions

¢ Proven profit and loss responsibility

* Strong tax and regulatory knowledge

® Strategic, business and financial planning skills and experience

¢ Ability to understand complex financial concepts

® Ability to motivate and lead peer groups, partners and employees in the
treasury sales and trading division

e Exceptional communication and people skills

* Extensive senior level network of business leaders/contacts in the Caribbean —

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 megetaing
Skills.

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

We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well
as performance bonus.

Applications with detailed résumés with the names of three business references
should be submitted no later than 3rd December 2007 to:

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.

Ivan Petrozzi
Tel: (246) 367-2356
Email: ivan.petrozzi@firstcaribbeanbank.com

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INTERNATIONAL BANK

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 7B



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Albany seeks 1600 construction workers

The $1.3 billion mixed-use

Albany will be hosting a two- _

day Job Fair at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium on Tues-
day, November 27,, and
Wednesday, November 28, to
help find some of the 1600 con-
struction workers it will need
over the next five years. The
developers are hoping to break
ground on the project in Janu-
ary 2008.

The Fair is.being held in con-
junction with the Department
of Labour, the Bahamas Con-
tractors Association (BCA)
and the Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute
(BTVI).

“This Job Fair could not
have come at a better time,”
Director of the Department of
Labour, Harcourt Brown, said.

Citing the fact that most con-
struction workers are not usu-
ally permanent, Mr. Brown
said he anticipates a sizable
turn out, as the Atlantis project
is almost completed and most
construction workers will be
seeking employment with oth-
er developments.

The Albany project is set to
create 1600 construction jobs
over the next five years. Some
600 full-time and part-time
positions are also expected to

be filled as soon as they break
ground.

The Department of Labour
will be responsible for the reg-
istration of all job-seekers. This
aspect of their partnership, Mr
Brown said, will be managed
by their employment exchange
programme officers. At the
Fair officers from the Depart-
ment will be involved in the
pre-screening persons to
ensure that the appropriate
skills are documented for the
appropriate position with
Albany.

Others will be automatically
entered into the skills data
bank, a data base that was
established by the Government
to record statistical informa-
tion of the skilled and unskilled
labour available inthe
Bahamas, and to
assist Bahamians by placing
them in jobs suited for their
proficiency. Employers can
also register with the data bank
to source prospective employ-
ees if they have a vacancy.

The Department of Labour
will also be making special
arrangements with employ-
ment exchange programme
officers for Family Islanders to
be attended to through
“express lanes”.

The Bahamas Contractors
Association will be assisting at
the job fair with the objec-
tive of ensuring that Bahamian
contractors are given a fair
opportunity.

“We have partnered with
Albany to make sure that
Bahamian contractors are giv-
en equal opportunity to par-
ticipate in the construction of
this mega development,” said
president of the BCA, Stephen
Wrinkle.

Acknowledging the fact that
it is publicly perceived that
most contracts have already
been awarded; Mr. Wrinkle
said: “At this point, there is
opportunity for every capable
contractor in this project. We
will be standing side by side
with Bahamian contractors to
ensure a seamless transitions
and equal opportunities at all
levels with the Albany project.

“We are excited that
(through the Albany project)
Bahamian contractors will be

‘building $50 million homes for

some of the wealthiest and
most famous people in the
world.”

Dennis Attfield, Director of
the Bahamian Technical and
Vocational Institute, said
BTVI will be ascertaining

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & Co.

COUNSEL & ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW * NOTARIES PUBLIC

is pleased to announce that

Cheryl I.
Whyms

has been made a Partner in the Firm.

Nassau Chambers

Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
P.O.Box N-272
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4130
Fax: (242) 328-1069

The First Commercial Centre
3rd Floor, Suite 9
P.O.Box F-42451

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 351-7474
Fax: (242) 351-7752

JOB OFFERINGS

‘A leading retailer is seeking the services of:

¢ Accountant

¢ Internal Audit Clerk

¢ General Accounting Clerks (2)
Requirements:

General:

Candidates must be competent, honest, efficient, of high integrity, proficient
in electronic data entry and possess good oral & written communication skills.

Specific:

Accountant must possess a valid certificate from the A.LC.P.A. or equivalent

professional body,
finance,

a university degree in accounting,
and at least 3 years experience performing the functions of a

bus. admin., or

corporate accountant. Must have demonstrated good leadership, supervisory,
accounting and financial statements preparation skills in former engagements.

Internal Audit Clerk must possess an associate degree in any of the aforementioned
disciplines, and at least 2 years experience performing account analyses and
reconciliations, cash and inventory physical counts, and other related functions.

General Accounting Clerks must possess a certificate in general office practices,
high school diploma, and BGCSE in Maths & English (grade C or better).

Salary and benefits commensurate with level of certification,

experience and skills.

education,

Only Bahamians need apply |

Send resume to: seekingtalentedbahamians@gmail.com



information as to skills avail-
able in the Bahamas.

"BTVI is excited about the
Fair. We have a new appren-
ticeship programme that will
be certifying students within
three months. Currently BTVI
trains, certifies persons in the
area of masonry, dry walling,
carpentry, painting, tiling, air-
condition repair, welding, elec-
tronic engineering etc.," Mr
Attfield said.

Albany was given approvals
for construction earlier this
year for phase one of its devel-
opment, which includes a mari-
na and a water park.

Individuals and companies
are being asked to come to the
Job Fair prepared with their
qualifications and their port-
folios, as the main objective of
the fair is to recruit and docu-
ment people for jobs available
with the construction of
Albany for immediate and
future positions. Persons are
also asked to bring proof of
citizenship, or proof of their
right to be employed in The
Bahamas.



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WACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably ~

qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and .

Interconnection and will be responsible for all sonnet and ee matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission. \ = <*s sae

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 a
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission. :

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.

11.

12.

13.

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 asia
legislation related thereto.

. Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance

with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC.

. Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on legal matters regarding

interconnection.

. Provide legal opinions on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and

analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

. Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent

activity on BTC’s network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

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

competent jurisdiction

. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the

Company

. Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects

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
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory & Interconnection.

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
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

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

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

RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY





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The College of The Bahamas
International Conference and Art Exhibition

Online Registration

Available to all current students

Beginning Monday, 26'" November,
2007





Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
Telling the Story |

February 21-23, 2008 Nassau, The Bahamas

Art Exhibition

February 15-23, 2008

Guidelines for Artists











ADVISEMENT
¢ Have your assigned advisor advise you
for your Spring 2008 courses
¢ Ensure your advisor authorizes your
courses













The Conference on the Abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling
The Story, invites all artists to submit up to three (3) artworks executed in any
medium for showing at the conference February 21-23, 2008.



ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS
-* Log onto www.cob.edu.bs/Register

¢ Read or download instructions on Online
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The exhibition will open on Friday, 15 February, 2008 at 6.30 in the evening
at the Performing Arts Centre at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field
Campus.














All artwork should be sent or brought to the Pro Gallery which is located in the
S Block at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field Campus one (1) week prior
to the opening of the exhibition. Please address all artworks to Mrs. Joann
Behagg or Mr. John Cox. ae



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to be displayed. Photographic images would assist us in determining your
display needs.









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* Print your schedule and bill
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Effective Management in Public and Private Entities









The School of Sacial Sciences of The College of The Bahamas in-
vites members of the public and private sectors to join our College/
University community as ‘change agents’ of the Twenty-first Century,
working in partnership for national development.






Individuals: This is your chance to ready your thinking and skills to
seize 21st century opportunities and be someone who is proactive
and makes things happen.








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* Pursue the BA Degree in Public Administration Dr Silvius Wilson Rehearsals: Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
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UUs | €=6=—« Performances: Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service * Spring Concert *Color of

Harmony * College , Local & International
Events —

Prograrnmes are conducted in a progressive environment which
takes into consideration:

Needs of individuals through small group interaction
‘Bottom line’ of organizations through exposure to planning-
strategic and long-range and total quality management
Major contemporary issues of organizations; e.g. training needs
occasioned by the challenges of globalization

* Issues relating to sustainable development

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

DRUMFEST - A drum summit regrouping
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams
January 30' JUNKANOO ART — des: designing and pasting

costumes - WORKSHOP a.
February 7 PANEL Dibyvaslon: Tourism and
Thursday .



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LIBRARIES &
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
SERVICES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals

_ for the following position:

1, LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II, LAW LIBRARY

The Law Library of The College requires a highly
motivated, tactful, people-friendly, innovative, detail-
oriented person to provide paraprofessional, administrative
and basic reference assistance. Clientele will include
students and faculty of the LL.B Programme, as well as
members of the legal profession and the general public.

The successful candidate will perform all duties with
minimal supervision, assisting with the overseeing of the
day-today activities and programmes of the Branch in the
absence of the Branch head, so good judgment and
professionalism is essential. In addition, he/she will direct
the activities of library assistants and part-timers and will
assist with their training and appraisal. Regular written
reports are required.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Unit Supervisor, the position
performs a variety of paraprofessional duties with minimal
supervision. These include supervision of library
assistant(s), preparation of written and oral
reports/correspondence, planning and organizing job
activities, which demonstrates skills such as decision-
making, good judgment and knowledge of library and
college policies and procedures. Further, overseeing the
maintenance: of collections, participation in the
development of policies, services and programmes, and
overseeing the day-to-day activities and programmes of
the Unit in the absence of the Unit Head are to be
undertaken. The position works closely with all Units to
ensure the delivery of a high standard of service to patrons.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1. Provides evening and Saturday reference services.

2.. Directs the activities of Library Assistants, and assists
in their appraisal.
Assists in the Unit’s budget preparation.
Assists with the updating of policies and procedures
manuals.
Responds to reference questions received from patrons
by telephone and in person.
Supervises part-time, evening and weekend staff.
Ensures the enforcement of library policies and
procedures.
Assists with storage and access to all library resources,
e.g. books, microfilm, CD-ROM databases, microfiche
and related equipment.
Conducts research in support of the Unit’s work.

. Assists with the conduct of research and the
compilation of bibliographies.

, Assumes responsibility for deposit of funds collected
in the unit.

. Issues library passes.

. Organizes work schedules for library clearance.

. Handles 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.

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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) years
of experience working in the craft area, OR have a trained
Teacher’s Certificate with specialization 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:

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

Please note that applications are available on The
College’s website: www.cob.edu.bs

ro



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aa a ek eae Fe TS
Bahamas faces ‘social nightmare’ over pensions

process [of reform] ASAP.”
Mr Gibson added that while
the Bahamas currently had a
relatively young population,
this nation’s “skewed demo-
graphics” meant that the ratio
of active workers to retirees
was set to decrease, meaning
there would be fewer NIB con-
tributions coming in per pen-

NOTICE

FROM page 1

depleted by 2029, so that will
put even more pressure on the
social security system.
“There’s very little policy
flexibility any government has,
so we really need to start this

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN-
VESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED hereby
gives notice to the public of the resignation of Mr.
Cornelius A. Smith as President and Director of
the Company effective 30th October, 2007.

Dated this 21st day of November A.D., 2007.

























Vacancy
Announcement

Blue Shark Golf Course is currently
accepting applications for the position of




EXECUTIVE CHEF/
RESTAURANT MANAGER

Applicants should have a minimum of an
Associate degree in Management and a
Chef Certificate from an.accredited.Culinary
Institute locally in the Bahamas or in the
USA or Canada along with 3 years expeeri-
ence as a Chef and Manager.






Specific experience with an upscale restau-
rant in cooking, menu preparations, devel-
opment and design for American, Canadian
and European tourists, the highest interna-
tional service stanards, proper health and
cleanliness practices, meal presentation,
purchasing and stocking of products and
supplies. Knowledge of golf course res-
taurant service and food preparation is a
must. Leadership and supervisory skills are
required.

To apply call 424-6932

Bist

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 23 November 200 7

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

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

Bahamas Supermarkets

Furid Name
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.364794"
3.5388"**
2.938214"*"
1.279370°**
OG <

Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

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

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. » Number of total shares traded today

DIV $~ Dividends por share paid in the last 12 months

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

(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

sioner’s outgoing benefits. Fur-
ther pressure on the existing
system would come from the
fact that many people were
going to retire at the same
time.

“The average NIB cheque is
less than $300 a month, so I
don’t know how people are
going to live on that alone, giv-
en inflation,” Mr Gibson
added.

The other area exposed by
the Central Bank report, he
said, was that the Bahamas
“needs a pensions regulator
like yesterday”.

“It’s really disgraceful when
you have such a large percent-
age of assets — 16 per cent of
GDP — and no regulator,” Mr
Gibson said of the Bahamian
private pension funds indus-
try, which has approaching
some $1 billion in assets under
management.

Pensions acted as income
replacement in retirement for
the salaries persons earned
when employed, Mr Gibson
said, and for 90 per cent of
retirees they acted as effec-
tively their only source of liq-
uid cash.

He added that all Bahami-
an pension fund administra-
tors and investment managers
“should be licensed, regulated
and qualified to do the job-they
are doing”.

Mr Gibson said the Central
Bank report showed that “31
per cent of the funds are
administered in-house by peo-
ple who may or may not be
qualified to manage them.
That’s a striking number.

“There’s an onerous fidu-
ciary responsibility that in
some cases might not be met if
no one governs how you do it.
We want to ensure the securi-
ty of pension assets. They
should be segmented totally
from the working assets of the
employer.”

Mr Gibson said the Pension
Commission that regulated the
sector in Bermuda, for exam-
ple, had moved to ensure that
all pension plans sponsored by
local and international compa-
nies based on the island came
within its remit by forcing them
to have a Bermuda-based
administrator.

However, Mr Gibson said
that one encouraging trend
highlighted by the Central
Bank report was that the per-
centage of private pension
fund assets invested in higher-
yielding equities was at an all-
time high of 31 per cent.

While they still lagged
behind their US and UK coun-
terparts, which had 60 per cent
and 85 per cent of their invest-

=) FIDE

Previous Close Today's. Close

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

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

BAHAMAS FIRST
HOLDINGS LIMITED

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS
First Holdings Limited
hereby notifies all its shareholders that

Bahamas

an Extraordinary Meeting of the Share-
holders will be held on Wednesday, Sth
December, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at Baha-
mas First Centre, 32 Collins Avenue,

Nassau, The Bahamas.



THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY

PUBLIC NOTICE

TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF DRUGS
RELATED ITEMS

Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for. the Public
Authority and the Ministry of Health,
‘The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The Tender Document, which includes instruction to
the Tenderers along with other relevant information,
can be collected from the Bahamas National Drug
Agency, Market & McPherson Streets, Monday
through Friday 9a.m. - 5p.m.

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package idenified as ‘Tender
for the Supply of Drug and Related Items” and
addressed to:

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
1st Floor, Manx Corporate Centre/Dockendale House
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must be received at the above address
on or before 5p.m. Friday, December 21st, 2007. A
copy of a valid business license and National
Insurance Certificate must accompany all
proposals.

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all Tender(s).



meee

Daily Vol. EPS Yield

0.400
0.260
0.020
0,090
0.040
0.240
0.080
0.260
0.050
0.020
0.240
0.570
0.470
0.133
0.000
0.200
0.590
srarararpnnensts teneeconacs 0.600
Last Price : Div $
1.185 13.4
0.480 NM
0.000 N/M

2006 34:47%

: ds divided by closing
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

* - 16 November 2007
**~ 30 June 2007
*** 31 October 2007
eee* 31 July 2007





Hospitals | J.

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soi cae meer WS

ments respectively in equities,
Mr Gibson said the trend was
positive for the Bahamas
because “pension’ funds are a
powerful tool not only for the
securities market, but for
national development”.

With pension fund assets act+
ing as pools of capital for
domestic investment and
financing economic expansion,
Mr Gibson said the Bahamas’
challenge was to find more
investment opportunities for
them, as too high a percentage
of their assets was still in low-
er-yielding cash.

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UBS (Bahamas) Limited is seeking a suitably
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This position is open to candidates with a
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certification in electrical, plumbing & air-
condition repair & maintenance.

Main responsibilities to include:

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¢ Oversee all preventative maintenance
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¢ Carry out technical interventions;

¢ Oversee maintenance-service providers;

* Oversee churn projects, documentation and
accounting;

¢ Support bank operations with a wide variety
of logistics services.

In addition, candidates must have experience
in report writing with basic working knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Excel. The ideal candidate
must be able to utilize knowledge & experience
to solve routine problems and reply to client
requests.

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should apply in writing, enclosing a full resume
with cover letter, on or before November 30,
2007 to:

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;
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Human Resources
P.O. Box N 7757,
Nassau, Bahamas





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BUSINESS

Hotels « eyeing ‘strong’
December bookings

' FROM page I

over the US economic cll
tate,

© Concerns about the impact
fon US consumer contiderice,
{wealth and disposable incoiies
resulting from the US housing
(market slurnp and ‘suo-piiitte
‘mortgage crisis are why the
‘Bahamian hotel industry is not
jooking too far into the New
‘Year to assess its prospects.

- Mr Comito said that while
it looked like Bahamian hotels
and BHA members would
‘enjoy a better Christmas than
in 2006, he added that the
‘anticipated performance was
still likely to be below the
oecupancies, room rates, rev-
enues and-profits derived sey-
ral years ago when the
‘Bahamas experienced some

“We're anticipating that we
will be up a few points over
last year, definitely on occu-
pancies, but one has to put that
into context. It’s mot where we
were a few years ago, when we
had some strong years. It’s
encouraging, bui not at the lev-
el of a couple of years‘ago,”
Mr Comito added.

Aiding December 2007's
hotel industry performance, he
added, were additionalroom
iaventorv comme back on line
through some 300 rooms and
two towers at the Wyndham
resort; the return of 350 rooms
at the rebranded Sheraton
resort, and the Christmas
debut of The Cove, Atlantis,
wich was not i operation this
time last year.

“These factors are con-
tributing to a stronger Decem-
ber, and there’s been increased

-marketing by both the public

to said

The Bahamas would als«
experience a “net gain” on its
room inventory early in 2008
wiiht the opening of the Resi
dences at Atlantis. the 497
room joint venture between
Kerzner luternationatr aia
Yurnberry Associates. ‘This
though, would be somewhat
offset by the loss of 400 rooms
trom the Nassau Beach Hotel’s
closure.

“We just don’t know what is
going to happen witi the US
economy and weather, bul
were hoping we’ve halted o1
reversed the trend line we
were on,” Mr Comiito said

“Our biggest challenge going

forward is diversifving the
room inventory, because our.

inventory is clearly stacked al
the mid/high to none end ot
market appeal. We do have
some challenges in filling the

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 118





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plus a weekly commission and uniform. are provided
Interested persons should contact Mr. Mcintosh by
telephoning 454-6380 to make an appointment for an
interview. Applicants should bring the following docu-

ments to the interview: Apply in writing to ®

Sales Representatives
Box PM-1
C/O The Nassau Guardian
P.O. Box N-3011

’






a) Valid Passport
b) Police Certificate (Record)

c) National Insurance Card Nassau |
d) Health Certificate Bahamas |
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- Provide Customer service, advice and assistance to walk-
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roars may be collected from the Pianning and Research
Section of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture;
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from www.bahamaseducation.com.

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and casualty
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P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

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Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on the 12" December, 2007at 3:00pm for the
purpose of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting. .

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:

NEW MASTER’S LICENCE FAMILY- ISLAND



LICENCE # NAME CLASS
NB/70/07 Cartwright Graeme S B
Gray’s, Long Island
NB/71/07 Knowles Glender A
P.O. Box AB-20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
NB72/07 Rolle Alfred R :)

Farmers Cay, Exuma

NEW MASTER’S LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE

ketars Js qd . sig 44
LICENCE # NAME ‘CLASS

NB63/07 Bain Warfield W B
P.O. Box SS-5331

Nassau, Bahamas

NB64/07 Flowers Jamaal D B
P.O. Box SS-19289

Nassau, Bahamas

NB65/07 Finley Donavan R B
P.O. Box N-490

Nassau, Bahamas

NB66/07 Kemp Clint A. B
P.O. Box CB-13290

Nassau, Bahamas

NB67/07 Lloyd Herbert 1 - B
P.O. Box Gt-2433

Nassau, Bahamas

NB68/07 Marshall Kended I A
Nassau, Bahamas

NB69/07 Stuart Duran L. A
P.O. Box N-8447

Nassau, Bahamas

NEW BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE

REG NO APPLICANT BOAT CLASS’ PASS USE
NAME

NB/149/07 Coast Shipline “M/V VI-Nais” A 0 Ro Ro Cargo
Limited 190ft
P.O. Box SP-64004 Steel Hull
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/150/07 ‘Nassau, Water “Sea Dod” D 1 Rental
Ferries & Services 2ft
Ltd Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/151/07 Nassau Water “Sea Doo” D 1 Rental
Ferries & Services 2ft ,
Ltd . Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/152/07 Nassau, Water “Sea Doo” . D. 1 _ Rental

Ferries & Services 2ft
Ltd . Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

REG NO

NB/08/07

REG NO

NP: 2239,

* NP: 6388

NP: 923

NP: 886

NP: 4697

NP: 14

NP: 1500

% NP: 6815

NP: 1942

NP: 6758

NP: 2846

NP: 2497

* NP: 2822

NP: 2847

NP: 6733

NP: 6734

“NP: 211 >

NP: 964

NP: 3245

NP: 6736

NP: 6501

NP: 6284

NP: 378

NP: 379

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GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry Of Maritime Affairs And Labour
PORT DEPARTMENT

NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATERCRAFT



JET NEW PR: ENCE
APPLICANT BOAT CLASS PASS
NAME
Lockhart Devonshaw No Name D 2
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas Jet Ski
RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE — PR ENCE
APPLICATION BOATNAME CLAS. PAS.
S S
Adderley Ezekiel “Capricom” B 34
Nassau, Bahamas 31ft
Fibreglass
Adderley Ezekiel “Capricom Ir” B 48
Nassau, Bahamas 33ft
Fibreglass
Booze Cruise Co Ltd “Bahamian Queen P.O. Box SS-19551 Yr’
Nassau, Bahamas 72h
Fibreglass
Booze Cruise Co Ltd “Good Tume I’ B 8
P.O. Box SS-19551 18ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers “Dreadnaught IT” A 33
P.O. Box SS-5004 42ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers ‘Dreadnaught VP? A 43
P.O. Box SS-5004 39ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers ‘“DreadnaughtIV” A 45
P.O. Box SS-5004 42ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahamas Charters Ltd ‘Lyford’ Lure” A 30
P.O. Box CB-13137 58ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Citsejam Ltd “Majestic Lady” B 330
P.O. Box N-1401 85ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dean’s Shipping Co “M/V Legend” A 0
P.O. Box EE-17318 180ft
Nassau, Bahamas Steel Hull
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Reef I” B 120
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas _ Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Sky Rider” B 30
P.O. Box SS-6257 30ft
Nassau, Bahamas Aluminum
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Islander II” B _—__200
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Reef II” B 120
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Islander I’ B 180
P.O. Box SS-6257 60ft
Nassau, Bahamas Aluminum
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Majestic I” B . 125
P.O. Box SS-6257 60ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Johnson Michael & “My Own II” B 40
Catherine 35ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Johnson Rita “Ballyhoo” B 45
Nassau, Bahamas 44ft
Catamaran
Johnson Rita “Seaworld B 45
Nassau, Bahamas Explorer”
66ft :
Catamaran
Lyford Cay Watersports “Boston Whaler” B 8
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft -
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Wellcraft” B 8
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Master Craft” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Kayak I” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Lyford Cay Watersports “Kayak II” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike

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Ferry
Boat .

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Charter

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Charter .

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Charter

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Charter

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Charter

Charter

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CENCE —NEW.

REG NO

NP: 381

NP: 6471

NP: 2317
NP: 2318
NP: 2319
NP: 6498
NP: 6499
NP: 6500
NP: 6455
NP: 652
NP: 6412
NP: 2691

NP: 6610

. NP: 2663
6324
NP: 1069
NP: 6759
NP: 6554
NP: 6420
NP: 6425
NP: one
NP: 6476
NP: 6477
NP: 6478

_ NP: 6479
NP: 6480

NP: 6481

NP: 6482
‘
NP: 6483

NP: 6485

APPLICATION

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas ,

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Major Inez
P.O. Box SS-5414
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers, Services... ‘A
Oy ese

P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Seryices
P.O. ox SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Newton Dion
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas’ -

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Waersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

BOATNAME CLAS PAS’ USE

“Kayak Ir’
8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak Iv”
8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak”
.8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak”
&ft

Water Bike

“Surf P?

8ft

- Windsurfers

“Surf I”
8ft
Windsurfers

“Surf I
Sft
Windsurfers

“Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

“Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

“Hobbiecats”
14ft
Sloops

“Water Bee”
8ft
Paddle Boat .

‘Fiesta IP’
65ft
Catamaran

“Ocean Breeze”
217ft
Steel Hull

“Tropic Breeze” _
160ft
Steel Hull

“Ocean Energy”
171 ft
Steel Hull

“Ander”
Steel Hull

“Atlantic Breeze”
199ft
Steel Hull

“Sea Trader”
179ft
Steel Hull

“Lil Nikita”
32ft
Fibreglass

“Blue Manta”
48ft
Catamaran

“Party Time”
45ft
Catamaran

“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes

“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes
“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes

“Kayak IV”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XIV”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XII”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XII”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XI”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XT”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kay: ak x”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak Iv”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak VII”
1Oft
Kayaks

S
D

S
2

250

40

120

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

REG NO
Rental NP: 6486
Rental NP: 6487
NP: 6466
NP: 6467
NP: 6469
Rental ‘
NP: 6470 °
—— NP: 6426
Rental NP: 6427
el NP: 6428
howe NP: 6429
= NP: 6433
Cargo
NP: 6434
Cargo
NP: 6456
Cargo
NP: 6457
Cargo NP: 6454
. Cargo NP: 6484
cme NP: 6458
Ferry 7
Boat NP: 6525
Charter
NP: 6526
Charter
NP: 6527
Rental
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Rental NP: 6529
eal _ NP: 6530
Rental . NP: 6531
Rental NP: 6532
Rental
NP: 6533
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NP: 6419
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NP: 6431
Rental NP: 6423
Rental NP: 6424
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APPLICATION BOAT NAME CLAS PAS
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Neptune Watersports “Kayak VI’. D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 10h
Kayaks
Neptune Watersports “Kayak VII” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 10ft
Kayaks
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks D i
Nessau, Bahamas Sft
: Kayak I
Neptunes Watersports “Kayaks” D i
Ness, Bohomas s&h
Kayek 0
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8h
\ Kayak I
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Kayak I
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8h
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8
Neptune Watersports “WaterBee” © 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
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Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas - 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee D 2.
Nassau, Bahamas ‘Sft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas - Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 4
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft .
Water Bike
Neptune ‘Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
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REG NO

NP: 6464

NP: 6461
NP: 6462
NP: 6453
NP: 6459
"NP: 899
NP: 6553
NP: 6624

NP: 2900

NP: 1668

NP: 116

NP: 1037

NP: 6737

_ NP: 3196
NP: 1206
NP: 2899
NP: 2932
NP: 6452
NP: 6451
NP: 2931
NP: 1934

NP: 2268

NP: 6285

NP: 6285
NP: 1823
NP: 1873
NP: 6301
NP: 6302
NP: 6303
NP: 6304

NP: 6305

APPLICATION

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Palmer Donald & Clarita

Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd

P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd

P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventure Ltd

P.O. Box Cb-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas ;
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

» “Aqua Cycle

BOAT NAME

8ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
Sft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
8ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
8ft
Water Bike

‘Miss Winchalor”
46ft
Fibreglass

“Total Package”
72ft
Catamaran

“Jet Surfrider”
30ft
Fibreglass

“Legitmate
Business”
37ft
Fibreglass

“Bong Dengue”
Aft
Landing Craft

“Legitimate
Business II”
40ft
Fibreglass

“Legitimate
Business ITI”
40ft
Fibreglass

“New Horizon”
60ft
Fibreglass

“Amberjack”.
98 ft
Steel Hull

gts
“Turbot”
85ft
Steel Hull

“Tug Snapper”
85ft
Steel Hull
“Tursiops”
40ft
Fibreglass

“Zambezi”
46ft
- Fibreglass

“White Bongie” .

“46 ft
Fibreglass

“Phoeconena”
40ft .
Fibreglass

“Black Coral”
40ft
Fibreglass

”»

“Youngdom
39ft
Fibreglass

“Floridanus”
48ft

“Floridanus”
48ft
Fibreglass

“Alien Orders”
27ft
Fibreglass

“7 eucas”’

» 35ft

Fibreglass

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub I

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 2

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 3

“Scooter Bike”
Sft
Sub 4

“Scooter Bike”
Sft
Sub 5

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CLAS PAS

S Ss
D 2
D 2
D 2
D 2
D 2
B 85.
B 250
B 14
A 20
A 12
A 24
A 26
A 60
A 0
A 0
A 0
A 30
A 30
A 30
B 30
B 30
B 40
B 30
B 30
B 23
B 23
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1

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Rental

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Ferry
Boat
Charter
Tour

Boat

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Tug
Boat

Boat
Tug
Boat
Charter
Charter
Charter
Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

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Charter
Charter
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REG NO

NP: 6306

APPLICATION

Stuart Cove’s Dive

‘ Bahamas

NP: 6307
NP: os
NP: 6309
NP: 6310
NP: 6311

NP: 2119

NP: 6358

NP: 4806
NP: 1732

NP: 2416

REG NO

NP: 164 ATE
(0.C)

NP: 157 ATE
(O.C)

NP: 910 NSB
NP: 911 NSB
NP: 134 ATE

NP: 609 ATW
NP: 167 ATE

NP: 608 ATW

NP: 166 ATE

NP: 804 BSC

NP: 803 BSC

NP: 819 BSC

NP: 145 ATE

NP: 816 BSC

NP: 805 BSC

NP: 505 SAN

NP: 801 BSC

NP: 800 BSC

NP: 900 NSB

Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Peter & Yvette

P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Peter & Yvette

P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas

Tiki Island Co, Ltd
P.O. Box -4005
Nassau, Bahamas

United Cruises Limited

P.O. Box N-4005
Nassau, Bahamas

Wells Paul
P.O. Box EE-16193
Nassau, Bahamas

BOAT NAME

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 6

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 7

. “Scooter Bike”

5ft
Sub 8

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 9

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 10

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 11

“Miss Philette”
43ft
Fibreglass

“Lady Simone
53ft
Fibreglass

“Tiki Island”

_ 83ft

Steel Hull

“M/V Yellow Bird”
65ft
Catamaran

“Ninja”
20ft
Fibreglass

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S S
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
B 715
B 155
B 450
B 300
B 19

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RENEWAL COMMERCIAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT
NEW PROVIDENCE

JET-S

APPLICATION

Bain Vivian J.
P.O. Box SB-5224
Nassau, Bahamas

Bain Vivian J
P.O. Box XB-5224
_ Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas

Daniels Reshato
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Hanna Eamest
Nassau, Bahamas

Hanna Earnest
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas

Lockhart Devinshaw
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith

Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Cynthia
Nassau, Bahamas

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No Name D
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No Name D
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No Name D
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Jet Ski

No Name D
Jet Ski

No Name D
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Jet Ski

No Name D
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No Name D
Jet Ski

No Name D

Jet Ski

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GOVERNNMENT NOTICES
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REG NO APPLICATION BOAT | CLASS’ PASS USE LICENCE # NAME CLASS
NAME
7387 Johnson Jamaine — A .
NP: PS6P.I Bahamas Best “Para-Sail” B 10 Parasail P.O. Box CB-13315
Watersports 28ft Only Nassau, Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6863 Premium
Nassau, Bahamas 7429 Lowe Raymond B
P.O. Box N-4388
Nassau, Bahamas
1177 . McCoy Marvin A
. : Nassau, Bahamas
NP: PS 7-P.I Bahamas Best “Para-Sail” B 10,*.: .
Watersports 28 Parasail 6145 Major Inez A
P.O. Box SS-6863° = Premium Only P.O. Box SS- 5414
Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
1108 Moore David L A
P.O. Box SS-6172
WAL CAL PERS: ATER Nassau, Bahamas
(BANANA BOAT) NEW PROVIDENCE
ANANA BOA WPRO 8306 McDonald TavazC. . B
Nassau, Bahamas
REGNO APPLICATION BOATNAME CLASS_ PASS USE
: 8258 North Sonny B
NP: BB 2-P.I Bahamas Best “Banana Boat” B 8 _ Banana Nassau, Bahamas
Watersports 17ft : Only
P.O. Box SS-6863 Boston Whaler 1144 Newton Deon B
: Nassau, Bahamas ie Nassau, Bahamas
NP: BB 3-P.I Bahamas Best “Banana Boat” B 8 Banana 6251 Palmer Basil D. B ‘
Watersports 178 Only Nassau, Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6863 _ Boston Whaler
Nassau, Bahamas 7969 Rolle Clifton A
P.O. Box CR-55314
Nassau, Bahamas
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F TER’S LICENCE 7431 Rolle Basil L. B
P.O. Box SS-19523
Nassau, Bahamas
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8320 - Hanna Dario m A A
Fresh Creek, Andros 6137 Sweeting Stephen B.
P.O. Box N-10728
Duncan Town ,Ragged Island
8213 Smith Keith D. x
8287 Sears Sophia L. A _ P.O. Box N-9976
Freeport, Grand Bahama Nassau, Bahamas
8132 Sears Demetrius A 8023 Smith Valentino B
Freeport, Grand Bahama P.O. Box RE-17013
: . “ Nassau, Bahamas
6265 Major Leo A : “A
P.O. Box CT-30336
Clarence Town, Long Island:
6273 Saunders Scott E.W ~2
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6684 Deveaux Harrison R. A P.O. Box N-458
P.O, Box N-19738 Nassau; Bahamas
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Nassau, Bahamas
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BTC has launched GSM in Grand Bahama, Abaco,
Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Exuma, Ragged
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He explained that cellular service had been avail-
able in those islands for persons with existing
phones, but in many cases persons from the islands
had Nassau numbers.This meant that while they
were able to make calls at home to local numbers,
they were charged long distance rates.

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San Salvador, for example, can have a San Sal-
vador number, and any calls they make in San Sal-
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Two others
badly injured
in separate
shootings

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



THREE separate shooting
incidents Saturday night sent one
man to the morgue and two oth-
ers to the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital in serious condition.

In the past 10 months the
Bahamas has recorded 71 mur-
ders.

Ten homicides in a space of 20

. days — November 4 to 24 — has

given the community cause for
great concern. In spite of these
alarming statistics, senior police
officers maintained at a crime

Pastor: body is that B@esceseu
of security officer

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

FREEPORT - Although police have not
yet released the identity, of the body found
on Friday off East Sunrise Highway, a well-
known Grand Bahama pastor has confirmed
that it is missing security officer Vincent Pedi-

can, who is a member of his church.

Rev Dr Emmett Weir, pastor of St Paul’s
Methodist Church, was escorted by police
through a service road where the body was
found about 100 meters from the highway.

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seminar last week that they have
“a lid on crime” and that it was
the fear of crime that was “cre-
ating panic in the community.”

A male Englerston,resident,..

whose identity police have with-
held until he has been positively
identified, became the country’s
latest murder victim. According
to a statement issued Sunday by
Assistant Supt Walter Evans, the
man was gunned down shortly
before midnight Saturday out-
side his East Street home, across
from a Muck-A-Muck’s discount

SEE page 12

The headline on
Saturday’s front page
“Survivor of drive-by
shooting ‘facing mul-
tiple charges’” was
incorrect.

Samuel McKenzie,
who was killed in a
shooting incident last
Thursday, was facing
charges.

But it has not been
confirmed whether
Keith Woodside, who
survived the attack,
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@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

FORMER Minister of National Security Cynthia i
Pratt rejects the suggestion that she or the former reportedly brought legal action against the Royal
: Bahamas Defence Force claiming the organization
Seat : violated his constitutional rights, The Tribune has
“Wendal, when I left office May 2, 2007, I gave | jeorned. naan 8 é
everything I was able to give in order to improve and }
” said Mrs Pratt, while : force earlier this year, lodged the complaint in June
:; with the Attorney General’s office that his consti-
: tutional rights were infringed upon after com-
: manding officers would not allow him to opt out of

: Christian prayer services due to conflict with his

PLP government are responsible for the high inci-
dents of crime in the country.

enhance security in our country,’
defending her record, and discussing the urban renew-
al programme on the radio programme Jones and
Company on Love 97.

“Tam not saying I’m satisfied with the results, but I

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Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



A RETIRED Muslim Defence Force officer has

The officer, who sources say retired from the

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Police tried
to ‘frustrate
former PLP
government?

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

FORMER Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt accused
some police officers, and especial-
ly the Police Staff Association, of
doing all that they could to “frus-
trate” the work of the former PLP
government.

Mrs Pratt made this claim — her
strongest public comment about
her experience in office to date —
while a guest on the radio show
Jones and Company on Love 97
yesterday.

“There are PLP police officers
and there are FNM police officers.
Ican sit here and say to you, Wen-
dal, that during my five years,
there were police officers who did
their best to frustrate the plans of

SEE page 12

Serious crime

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rights, says
Ferguson

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

THE Constitutional rights of
citizens must be upheld when dis-
cussing the issue of bail being
granted to those accused of seri-
ous crimes, according to Acting
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson.

Mr Ferguson spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday on the issue that
has received national prominence
since Minister of National Securi-
ty Tommy Turnquest revealed last
month that up to September some
114 people accused of murder had
been released on bail. Also
released on bail by the courts
were 39 persons accused of rape
and more than 189 accused of
armed robbery.

"If you charge a man and put
him before the court, and you can-
not get the thing to closure, the
people will be’entitled to get bail,"
said Mr Ferguson. "Except if you
are a dictatorship you cannot step
in and say ‘you can't have bail'."

Mr Ferguson acknowledged
"that we have people out there
who are on bail committing
crimes." However, he said that
this is done because the constitu-

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State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing criticised PLP MP Fred
Mitchell for the “misleading”
remarks he made on Grand
Bahama about the perfor-
mance of the FNM adminis-
tration during its six months
in office.

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my, really was shameful in my
view,” said Mr Laing.

“When one takes into con-
sideration the poor perfor-
mance and the lackluster per-
formance as far as Grand
Bahama’s economy was con-
cerned over a five year period,
it was hardly something that
Mr Mitchell should feel com-
fortable...to talk about what
we haven’t done in six
months.”

Mr Laing, MP for Marco
City, said that “no one in their

right mind would have expect- —

ed the FNM to do in six
months what the PLP did not
take the opportunity in five
years to do.”

Minister Laing said that the
PLP did nothing in its five
years in office for the Freeport
economy.

“We certainly know that in
the five-year period we should
be in office,we will not have
the kind of poor performances
in so far as the economic situ-
ation in Grand Bahama is con-
cerned.”

Mr Laing also felt that Mr.
Mitchell’s comments were
misleading in reference to the
decline in the country’s eco-
nomic growth.

He said that Mr Mitchell’s
assertion that growth in the
economy was reduced from
4.5 per cent to 3.1 per
cent, could not be substanti-
ated.

“There is nothing to support
the Bahamas economy ever
having grown by 4.5 percent in
2007. In fact, that was always a
number that was forecast by
them and that had to do with‘a



Zhivargo Laing

number of things being in
place, including the perfor-
mance of the US economy,”
said Mr Laing.

“And so for them to suggest
this economy slowed down
from 4.5 to 3.1 per. cent is
totally misleading and some-
thing that really begs the ques-
tion of whether this is just des-
peration or grasping for
straws.”

While on Grand Bahama on
Tuesday, Mr Mitchell also
expressed concern about the
FNM’s participation in the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment with the European
Union, claiming that govern-
ment had missed a meeting at
the political and technical lev-
el.

Mr Mitchell stressed that
the EPA is important to the

Bahamas economy as it allows
the Bahamas duty free access
to European markets.
However, Mr Laing said
that for Mr Mitchell to sug-

gest that the FNM is taking a |

laid back approach to EPA is
“hypocritical.”

“These negotiations were
being negotiated from 2002,
so for the full five years that
the former. PLP administra-
tion was in office these agree-
ments were being negotiated.
And quite frankly, insufficient
work was done in that period
of time to ready us for a sign-
ing that is the end of this
year.”

He pointed out that it was
only in the latter part of last
vear that Mr Mitchell and

Yose started “scurrying
.ound” trying to get some-
thing done.

“We have brought ourselves
into a place. where we have
indicated to the European
Union that we are prepared
to sign a limited partnership
agreement — a goods only
agreement, and we have done
what is required and contin-
ue to do what is required to be
able to sign by the deadline
to protect us and those com-
panies that stand to be affect-
ed — those fisheries exporters
and Polymers.

“And J am satisfied that we
have certainly given the kind
of adequate attention, and
have been active in these
negotiations sufficiently to
advance us more so than what
was done in the five years that
Mr Mitchell and those had
responsibility for these
arrangements,” Mr'Laing said.

Draw for Junior Junkanoo
order of entry is made

@ By LINDSAY. THOMPSON

THE stage has been set for the
20th annual Junior Junkanoo
Parade with an entry drawing
ceremony that decides the order
in which schools come out on
Bay Street in competition for top
prizes on December 13.

A representative from each
of the 15 participating schools
was present to pick their num-
ber in raffle style, at the Esso
Service Station on Farrington
Road and Thompson Boulevard
on Friday, November 23. Esso
has been the major sponsor of
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
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Esso on its commitment of 20
years sponsoring the Junior
Junkanoo parade, said to be the
feeder system of the life of
Junkanoo in the country.

“Many corporate citizens
could follow by their example.
They have, for 20 years, helped
the Junior Parade in New Provi-
dence to grow into a national
programme and, as we look into
the future, we see much potential
and area for growth. All of this
comes because of their commit-
ment,” Minister Maynard said.

Director of Culture Dr. Nico-
lette Bethel also congratulated
the corporate sponsor for its con-
tinued support.

Minister Maynard said organ-
isers expect a “trouble free
parade.”

“We expect to have some
fierce competition,” he added.
“This is almost like a champi-

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from Grand Bahama are. partic-
ipating for the first time in this
year’s parade.

The order for entry is as fol-
lows: In the pre- -school division,

- Aunt Jenny’s, first; One-on-One,

second. Primary Schools — Wal-
ter Parker from Grand Bahama,
first; Revere Academy, second;
Thelma Gibson, third; St.
Thomas More, fourth; Reality
Educare, fifth; Woodcock Pri-
mary, sixth; and pinay Sayle,
seventh:

The only school competing in
the junior division is A. F.
Adderley Junior High School.

The order of entry for Senior
High Schools is as follows: North
Andros, first; C. C Sweeting, sec-
ond; C. R Walker, third; Har-
bour Island All-Age School,
fourth; and Sir Jack Hayward
from Grand Bahama, fifth.

Participating but non-com-
peting schools are C.V Bethel
Senior High and S.C. McPher-
son Junior High Schools, which

will perform marching band-type
routines.

However this brings up the
question of number of schools
participating in the cultural
parade, particularly around the
end of a school term examina-
tions and the Christmas season.

The reality is that around the
time the junior parade is held
not too many schools are chal-
lenged to find dedicated persons
to assist students with the pro-
gramme. |

“So, we try to keep it ata
manageable level. But the
national prograntme for Junior
Junkanoo has expanded. We are
going to have parades in a num-
ber of Family Islands such as
Andros, Eleuthera and Grand

Bahama, which is the biggest of

all,” Minister Maynard said.

He said, however, that he is
satisfied with the. national par-
ticipation, although there are not
many schools from New Provi-
dence.

What is being considered for
next year is separate parades for
the primary division and senior
division, which would bring in
more schools and find innova-
tive means of haying personnel
in schools to assist with the pro-
gramme.

Esso Country Manager Keith
Glinton thanked the coordina-
tors for their efforts in staging
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
each year.

Tickets go on sale the first
week in December. The winning
schools receive a computer sys-
tem; second place, a keyboard,
and third place, a television and
DVD player.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 3





Chavez says
he is putting
relations with
neighbouring
Colombia ‘in
the freezer’

@ CARACAS, Venezuela

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said Sunday he is
putting relations with
Colombia “in the freezer”
after its president ended
the Venezuelan leader’s
role mediating with leftist
rebels in the neighboring
country, according to
Associated Press.

Chavez said economic
relations will be hurt,
blaming actions by Colom-
bia’s U.S.-allied President
Alvaro Uribe that he said
were “a spit in the face.”

“I declare before the
world that I’m putting
relations with Colombia in
the freezer because I’ve
completely lost confidence
with everyone in the
Colombian government,”
Chavez said during a tele-
vised speech.

Addressing Cabinet min-
isters and military officials,
Chavez said: “Everyone
should be alert in relation
to Colombia — economic
relations — the businesses
Colombians have here and
the businesses we have
there. Commercial rela-
tions, all of that is going to
be harmed. It’s lamenta-
ble.”

Chavez was responding
to Uribe’s decision to can-
cel his mediation with
Colombian rebels, prelimi-
nary talks aimed at a pris-
oner swap that would free
rebel-held hostages,
including three Americans.
Uribe’s spokesman said
Chave~ had defied the
Colombian president by
directly contacting his
army chief to discuss the
issue.

The Venezuelan leader
said a statement issued by
U:.0e’s government giving
its reasons for ending his
mediation was “filled with
lies.”

“T really, truly believe
that the Colombian gov-
ernment doesn’t want
* peace,” Chavez said.

Chavez said he was par-
ticularly irked that Uribe
had his officials issue
statements instead of con-
tacting the Venezuelan
leader directly.

“Why don’t do you show
your face?” Chavez said.
“President Uribe is lying ...
in a shameless, horrible,
ugly way. I think Colombia
deserves another presi-
dent, it deserves a better
president.”

Chavez in August joined
Colombian lawmakers in a
new push to free hostages
held by the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colom-
bia, better known as
FARC. Prisoners include
three U.S. military con- :
tractors and Ingrid Betan- ;
court, a French-Colombian :
seized in 2002 while cam-
paigning for Colombia’s
presidency.

The two South Ameri-
can countries are major
trading partners, and the
spat with Colombia comes
amid another dispute with
Spain that could affect
Spanish businesses with
major investments in
Venezuela. Chavez has
demanded Spanish King
Juan Carlos apologize for
telling him to shut up pub-
licly during a recent sum-
mit in Chile.

Chavez said the situation
with Colombia is similar.

“It’s like the case of
Spain: Until the king of
Spain apologizes, I’m
freezing relations with
Spain,” he said.

Chavez and Uribe are
polar opposites politically.

Since taking office in
2002, the conservative
Uribe has fought to crush
Colombia’s peasant-based
rebel army with $4 billion
in U.S. military aid.

The socialist Chavez has
meanwhile railed against
U.S. involvement in the
region and called for
Uribe to negotiate peace
with Colombian guerrillas.



PMH issues
‘lockdown’ on

Saturday night =

Shooting
victims
admitted
to hospital

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



FOR the second time in

three days officials at the:

Princess Margaret Hospital
issued a “lockdown” to secure
its staff and patients alter two
Ag victims — one shot in
the face — were admitted on
Saturday evening.

According to nursing offi-
cer Ella Anderson, the lock-
down was issued at 5 pm Sat-
urday until 6 am Sunday after
the two seriously wounded
men were brought in after
what police speculated were
connected incidents in the Hay
Street area Saturday evening.

The victims, Omar Penn, 28,
and Vincent Moxey, 29, were
both wounded in separate
shooting incidents at approxi-

mately 6.30 pm in the area of

Woods Alley, off Hay Street.
The.men were both rushed to
Princess Margaret Hospital in
private vehicles.

Due to the proximity of the

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THE LOCKDOWN was issued at 5pm until 6am Sunday.

shootings and the close time-
line of the crimes, police sus-
pect a possible connection
between the events, Assistant
Supt Walter Evans said yes-
terday. According to reports
police officers were stationed
outside the entrances of Acci-
dent and Emergency armed
with machine guns during the
lockdown and entry and exit
into the facility was restrict-
ed. Although the lockdown
has been lifted, Nurse Ander-
son said that police officers
are continuing to assist the
hospital with additional secu-
rity:

THE BEST

On Thursday, Princess Mar-
garet Hospital officials first
called for a lockdown of the
facility after alleged hit man
Samuel McKenzie and anoth-
er man who were both stand-
ing on Wilson Street, off Hay
Street, were riddled with bul-
lets by a high caliber firearm
in broad daylight.

Both men were taken to the
hospital by private vehicles.
McKenzie was pronounced
dead after arriving in
the emergency room, however
doctors listed the condition
of the other victim as
serious.

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Bail: What are the rules?

NO SOONER had ZNS broadcast the “rap
sheet” Thursday evening of Samuel McKenzie,
35, who was pumped full of bullets gangland-
style earlier that day, than our phone started to
ring.

“Why would any court let someone with a
rap sheet like that — as long as your arm and
with such serious charges — out on bail?” the
first caller wanted to know. McKenzie’s crim-
inal record goes back to 1986. He was facing
charges that included murder, attempted mur-
der, assault on a police officer, attempted
escape and damage to a holding cell at Central
Police Station. He had been granted bail more
than once. Described as “the terror of East
Street”, he was due in court on the day he
was killed.

Sir Burton Hall answered the caller’s ques-
tion in a speech last Monday to the Chamber
of Commerce’s annual crime seminar. In short
what the Chief Justice said was that it was the
duty of a judge “to do justice according to the
law.” And the law is that an accused person
must have his case heard within a “reason-
able time.”

Obviously to hold an accused in custody for
years without a hearing, does not measure up
to the justice he is guaranteed under the con-
stitution — regardless of the number or grav-
ity of his alleged offences.

For example, when persons, who were
thought to be securely behind bars, were seen
walking around in the community, alarmed
’ Bahamians started to ask questions. Already

government had had to pay a six figure fine for
holding a Jamaican, who after serving his 14-
year jail term, was kept behind bars for an
additional 17 years. Obviously he had been
overlooked in the system. The courts were
not about to make that mistake again.

In answer to the community’s questions it
was said that in future persons would not be
held on remand for more than five years with-
out a trial. After that if government had done
nothing to make it possible to speed up the
judicial process, such persons would be
released on bail pending trial. Of course, in the
days when we covered the courts, there was no
bail for anyone accused of murder. But then,
in those days, there was swift justice because
murders were rare, and accused persons went

quickly to trial and then, if guilty, to the gal-
lows.

We recently learned that persons accused of
murder were being released after only two
years in prison.

Sir Burton quite rightly says that a wrong-
ly accused person can himself become an
unwilling victim. Therefore, presuming his

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innocence, he must be released, if he can’t
have a jury trial. However, when a person
accused of a heinous crime comes before a
Supreme Court judge for bail, one would
expect that judge to seriously study the per-
son’s criminal record and, based on that
record, hold him in jail as long as possible.
From his rap sheet, it should become obvious
that the accused is a danger to. the communi-
ty. With an accused before him with a record
that flashes warning signals, and new charges
of violence to be heard, one would expect a
judge to put the security of the community
first in deciding bail.

It would appear that this is not happening.
The public is starting to ask more questions.
First, Bahamians were told that an accused
could be held for five years; then it was two
years, but now families see accused, who
should be in prison, walking around their neig-
bourhoods having been in custody less than
two years. Bahamians want to know why.

A Freeport mother called a talk show last
week to complain that three young men
accused of the murder of her only son were

» back in Freeport on bail — they hadn’t been in
prison a year. What concerned her was that
one of them was seen near her home. She
wanted to know why?

We also believe that The Tribune is owed
an explanation. A certain young man, accused

~ of the brutal murder of one of our staff, was

released on bail in October — a bare 14
months after the incident of which he is
accused. What are the rules? Everytime we
look up from our computer the baselines have
shifted.

When a judge is allowed to exercise a dis-
cretion we would expect him not only to con-
sider the rights of the accused, but also the
rights and safety of the community.

As the Chief Justice says he has “no author-
ity to direct any judge or magistrate as to what
finding to make in a matter before him.”

Such serious times now make it necessary
for the lawmakers to move in. If we are to
get consistency in granting or not granting
bail to persons who are an obvious danger to
the community, it is recommended that the
legislators consider narrowing the judicial dis-
cretion that a judge can exercise in the matter
of bail.

After all, National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, in debating the amendment to
the Juries Bill in the House on October 17,
promised that nothing that his government
“will propose, or do, will release from cus-
tody violent and dangerous repeat offenders.”

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Youngsters running:
without shoes in
cross country events

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHILE track and field in the
country is, without argument,
the most prolific sport in the
country. Bahamas Loving Care
wishes to take this opportunity
to go on record to commend its
success and especially the
Bahamians, past and present,
who have worked tirelessly and
unselfishly to bring that about.

While, in principle, we have
no problem with the cross coun-
try programme held by the var-
ious schools and the Bahamas
Association of Amateur Ath-
letics, we could not help from
making a certain observation
that runs contrary to the objec-
tives therein, especially regard-
ing the very young runners at
the primary school level.

What Bahamas Loving Care
takes issue with is having these
young athletes competing with-



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- out running shoes - bare feet.

The danger in these youngsters
running without running shoes
ought to be obvious. BLC has
witnessed many of these young
runners finishing the race with
bleeding cuts to their feet and
severe abrasions.

BLC is of the view that the
wearing of running shoes ought
to be a requirement to _partici-
pation. And, the BAAA ought
not sanction any such meets
without such a rule as a part of
the competing requirements.

BLC also takes this opportu-

nity to plead to our senior ath-_

letes, especially those on the cir-
cuit, to donate running shoes to
those willing young athletes

Data on the
Foreign Reserves

EDITOR, The Tribune.

MANY times we hear comments on National TV and radio
where the speaker makes a strong opinion but is unable to back that
opinion or comment with statistics although the statistic are read-

ily available.

The Opposition has raised the question that there is seemingly a
considerable pressure on the Foreign Reserves in recent reporting
period — the latest data is August and September, 2007 so I have
taken the trouble to collate the data and wish to open the eyes of
seemingly many that the drop of $106.6 million in the reserves
between August-September, 2007 isan extraordinary occurrence
and not as some opinion that this is the seasonal purchasing to meet

upcoming Christmas purchasing.

August September Loss
2002 $452.5m $405.2m $47.3m FNM
2003 534.1m 524.9m $ 9.2m PLP
2004 633.0m 614.7m $18.3m PLP
2005 694.4m 666.8m $27.6m PLP
2006 556.4m 547.7m $18.7m PLP
2007 577.9m 471.3m $106.6m FNM

The source of this date is The Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Editor this exposure of data showing that there is no such evi-
dence that there is an expected and usually expected outflow of For-
eign currency is self-evident by this data.

It is ironic that the data for 2002, at the end of the FNM second
consecutive term was the second highest, shown at $47.3m, and
again now in 2007 between August-September, 2007 we discover
that we have the highest outflow over the period 2002-2007 again

under an FNM government.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
November 12, 2007.

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people at the earliest age possi-
ble. However, the hazards expe-
rienced could very well dissuade
them.

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many positive promises for the
young people in the country -
good health, positive activity,
tertiary education through.

scholarships and competing on

the professional circuit.

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the issue is one of oversight.

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Nassau,
November 13, 2007.

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of your November 7, 2007,
edition. It featured comments
attributed to Mr Peter T
Carey, manager of BAIC’s
business services department.
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and Industrial Corporation }
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in any way whatsoever the

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5 EES I RES ETAT A SUM a Ss |
Concerns raised over school

0 In brief |

Florida considers

security ‘manpower shortages’

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FACED WITH a $2.5 billion | dmaycock@tribunemedia.net The problem we cetiutar phone,” he said. :
budget shortfall over the next two : Sa spnaman idea t are facing is that Mr Plakaris ee sel see
years, Florida leaders are consid- } : — The death of a hifts had rity measures are desperately need- .
ering selling 50-year leases on ; school security officer has high- in alls We: ed to ensure the safety of security » Women’s Full Figured Fashion:
some state toll roads and bridgesin | lighted the need for additional single officers and officers and school property.

exchange for large sums of cash i
from private investors, according to :

Associated Press.

Ina preliminary study, the Flori- : security in the northern Bahamas. not want to make ever every eight hour shift can be
da’s Department of Transporta- : Stephen Plakaris, deputy direc- covered.
tion estimated a 50-year lease on : tor of security with the Ministry of that information “The problem we are facing is é
Tampa’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge ; Education in Freeport, met on public, but in these that in all shifts we had single offi- révuvals IG ILE Vu
could be worth $1.3 billion if } Thursday afternoon with more cers and that was a sensitive issue
investors were allowed to set tolls } than 40 school security officers circumstances we as we did not want to make that sS ecial 50% Off
at “market rates.” The study used } employed at the government have no choice but information public, but in these k> . @

Sale Racks

the example of the SunPass toll, :
which would double in the first,
fourth and 10th years of the deal, :
climbing from 75 cents to $5 with-

in a decade on the Skyway.

Florida would follow the lead :
of other places including Indiana, :
Chicago and San Francisco, which :
have made billions from similar :
deals to sell road leases to private :
entities. Florida’s $8 billion-a-year :
road construction budget faces }
challenges such as declining gaso- :
line tax revenue and higher mate- :

rials costs.

“We won't do it unless it is good :
for the state,” Gov. Charlie Crist
has said. Opponents worry Florida ;
drivers could get a raw deal over :
the long-term because private :
investors would make big profits :
from aggressive toll hikes. And :
they fear privatization could hurt :

the poor.

“Take Alligator Alley. For }
many people, that’s the only way to :
go from east to west Florida and :
vice versa,” said Sen. Mike Fasano, :
a New Port Richey Republican :
who is chairman of the Senate :
Transportation Committee. “It :
would be controlled by a private :
entity that could raise tolls ad nau- :
seam. It could make it unafford- :

able for people to travel.”

manpower among other things at
public schools here on the island,
according to the chief of school

schools on the island.

Expressing concern for his offi-
cers, Mr Plakaris said that he has
been requesting for some time
additional manpower as well as
perimeter fencing and video/cam-
era surveillance at public schools.

The body of security officer Vin-
cent Pedican, 64, who was sta-
tioned at the Eight Mile Rock
High School on the midnight to
8am shift Thursday, was discov-
ered on Friday. It was discovered
that he was missing around 6.50am
on Thursday when another officer
arrived to relieve him, but could
not locate him.

Mr Pedican’s shoes and his
hand-held radio and blood were
found in the Administration Build-
ing, where an apparent break-in
had taken place.

Police also found the vehicle — a
van license number 431 — driven
by Mr Pedican abandoned in the
Hawksbill area on Thursday morn-
ing.

Mr Pedican was employed as a
security guard for 15 years in the
public school system, and was
scheduled for mandatory retire-
ment at age 65 in March 2008. The
former Customs officer was also
employed full time with Wide
World Forwarding.

that was a sensitive
issue as we did

to speak the truth.”



_ Stephen Plakaris,

deputy director of security
with the Ministry of
Education in Freeport

Mr Plakaris said security officers
are devastated over the incident.
“They are taking this very rough.

“Mr Pedican was a very respon-
sible officer,” he said.

According to official security
records, Mr Pedican had reported
for work at Eight Mile Rock High
around 11.53pm.

“Our records show that he
logged into the diary and also
checked in by radio communica-
tion,” said Mr Plakaris.

He explained that all officers
on reporting to work are required
to check the campus to make sure
everything is in order and report
back with th supervisor. “He did
that but he had no other report on
record since that point,” he said.

“When he did not make contact
every hour as he was required our
suspicions were aroused and we
tried contacting by radio, but got
no answer. We could not contact
him by telephone because there

S



Due to manpower shortages, he
said only one officer is stationed at
the schools in the evenings so that

circumstances we have no choice
but to speak the truth,” he said.

“We have been requesting all
along every year additional offi-
cers to have the appropriate two-
man officer on the shift at all times,
but we were unable due to bud-
getary purposes.”

Mr Plakaris said the Eight Mile
Rock High school premises are
wide open to criminal elements.

“There is no fencing and that
again has added to the concern of
officers down there at nights.
School perimeter fencing has also
been a concern of ours, and we
have requested electronic surveil-
lance for quite some time, but
again we have not gotten them for
budgetary reasons,” he said.

When asked if the time has
come for armed security officers,
Mr Plakaris, a senior police reserve
officer, said it would mean that a
whole new caliber of officers would
have to be employed and trained.

“Even with regular (police) offi-
cers it requires training and disci-
pline of character. And presently
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the disposition and comfort level
necessary for anyone to put a
weapon in their hands. But that is
a stage and option that has to be
considered...but that has to be an
official decision made by the Min-
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‘More than $150 million spent’ importing

souvenir items for tourists in Bahamas
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m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
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Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - More than
$150 million is spent to
import souvenir items for
tourists in the Bahamas,
BAIC Executive Chairman
Edison Key told handicraft
artisans on Grand Bahama
during the opening of the
eighth annual BAIC Trade
Show on Friday.

“I am convinced that
Bahamian souvenir creation
is a multi-million dollar
industry just waiting for us
to take advantage of it,’ * said
Mr Key.

“We can start by ean
into the more than $150 mil-
lion, I am told, is used to
import souvenirs for our
tourists. There is no need to
import souvenirs for our
tourists.”

A number of booths fea-
turing various Bahamian
made products from straw
handbags to jewellery, can-
dles, fragrant lotions and
oils, crochet items, and glass
figurines were displayed at
BAIC’s ‘Authentic City’
constructed at Retail Street
at Our Lucaya Resort near
Isle of Capri casino. The

trade show was held from

November 23 to 25.

Zhivargo Laing, Minister
of State for Finance, was
also present and gave a brief
address. He said there is a
huge potential for selling
locally produced goods in
the Bahamas.

Potential

“We have on an annual
basis almost five million
tourists to this country. Five
million tourists times $20 is
$100 million. But if we dis-
count that by 50 per cent
that is $50 million and that is
the actual potential” he said.

Mr Laing said that in
order for Bahamians to
realise this potential there
must be a combination of
three things: superior con-
tent, capital (available
through BAIC, Bahamas
Development Bank and
Government Guarantee
Loans), and proper distribu-
tion.

He said the Bahamian sou-
venir industry offers a mar-
velous opportunity for
Bahamians.

Mr Key encouraged

Bahamian artisans to make
quality their watchword, and
to enter boldly into the busi-
ness of souvenir production
by learning how to mass pro-
duce.
_He said BAIC has been
mandated to create and
develop commerce and
industry within the
Bahamas, and to expand and
create opportunities for
Bahamians to participate in
the economic development
of the Bahamas.

Mr Key warned that the
Bahamas must not be too

dependent on the United
States or other countries as
catastrophes such as 911
impacted the Bahamas when
the US closed its borders
and the food channel was
abruptly cut off.

“We must prepare our-
selves — BAIC is accelerat-
ing its efforts to inspire as
many Bahamians as possible
to become involved in busi-
ness, especially in food pro-
duction,” he said.

He reported that an esti-
mated 80 cents of every dol-
lar earned in the country is
spent importing goods and
services, many of which can
be produced here in the

“Bahamas.

Markets

“If a mere $200 million of
our annual import bill was
spent in support of our own
goods and services, we
would soon open up markets
in our Bahamas we proba-
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help. enjoy much higher per
capita incomes than Cuba and
their standard of living is high-
er

Little wonder that
Caribbean countries have
strongly upheld their support
for Cuba despite urgings from
US government officials to
criticise, if not abandon the
Cuban government, over its
internal human rights record.

The Cuban government’s
strategy of medical diploma-
cy has worked; it has won
friends and supporters in the
smallest villages in nations in
Central America and the
Caribbean.

What Caribbean govern-
ments and people appreciate is
not just that Cuba has been a
consistent friend in time of
need, but Cuba has given assis-
tance at great sacrifice to itself.
It is the quality of the assis-
tance, and the knowledge that
it is given despite hardship
within Cuba, that has left a
lasting impression. on
Caribbean people, and increas-
ingly now people in Central
America.

Recently, I saw two large
Central American aircraft

- parked outside the terminal at

the Cheddie Jagan Interna-
tional Airport in Guyana.
Knowing that there were no
scheduled flights between
Central America and Guyana,
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two airplanes had been chart
ed by the Cuban government
to come to Gtiyania * take
over 150 people to Cuba for
eye operations.

This is not unique to
Guyana. It has happened in
Belize, Jamaica, Antigua and
Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis and
Grenada.

Cuba paid the entire cost
for transportation to and from
these Caribbean nations.
accommodation in Cuba and
the cost of the medical trea:-
ment.

This programme called
“Operation Miracle” by the
Cubans was started in 2004
and its purpose is to save hui:
dreds of thousands of reia-
tively poor people from blind-
ness by undergoing surgery to
remove cataracts, transplant
corneas, and treat glaucoma.

Since the programme siart-
ed over 750,000 people have
been treated, and whiie there
has not been success in every
case, hundreds of thousands
of people from Central Amer-
ica and. the Caribbean now see
where once their vision was
severely blurred or they have
been saved trom a loss of eye-
sight in the future. In effect,
where once they taced the
threat of being permanently
handicapped, they can now
live productive lives.

And, the important thing
about the Cuban programme
of medical assistance is that it
is consistent.

Earlier this year, the US
administration sent a ship with
medical personnel and facili-
ties around the Caribbean to
treat people in need. While the
US effort was fully appreciat-
ed, it suffered from both the
perception that it was a knee-
jerk response to the success-
ful Cuban programme, and the
fact that it is not continuous.

Josefina Vidal, the director
of the North American divi-
sion of the Cuban foreign min-
istry put it well in a recent vis-
it to Canada when she said,
“Cuba is respected for the aid
it provides to many countries
in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Cuba sends dele-
gations of doctors and teachers
throughout many of the poor-
est areas of the hemisphere. It

also provides scholarships to |

other nations so students can
attend high-quality Cuban
medical and other pro-
grammes”.

It is significant that while
hospitals in Canada and the
United States are populated
with doctors and nurses from
the Caribbean, the health ser-
vices of many Caribbean coun-
tries are being maintained by

Cuban medical personnel
without whom their health ser-
vices would te in dire condi-
tions.

This Cuban policy of send-

The Council on Hemi-
spheric Aftairs also reports
that official data for expori
earnings from medical prod-
ucts (medicines and equip-



“ The Cuban government’s

strategy

-of medical diplomacy

has worked; it has won friends
and supporters in the smallest
villages in nations in Central
America and the Caribbean.”



ing teams of medical personnel
abroad is not without deleie-
rious effects within Cuba itselt.
There was a time Cuban
communities could enjoy
access to a dedicated doctor
who lived within their “block”
and had intimate knowledge
of their medical hist6ry. This is
beginning to change.

For, although Cuba contin-

ues to produce doctors and
specialist nurses, it was recent-
ly reported that “the corps of
doctors and nurses left in Cuba
are stretched thin and over-
worked, resulting in a decline
in the quality of care for
Cubans”.

Understandably, this is
beginning to cause some
resentment within Cuba, and
the Cuban authorities wiil
have to fine tune the balance
between continuing to give
their own people the health
care to which they have
become accustomed, and the
assistance they provide over-
seas. '

But, there are enormous
benefits to Cuba. The most
obvious one is support for the
Cuban government in interna-
tional organisations such as the
UN where apart from three
countries led by the US, the
trade embargo has been rou-
tinely and regularly con-
demned.

Cuba now sends medical
personnel, or provides med-
ical assistance, to more than
70 countries, and recent
reports put the number of
medical students in Cuba at
more than 10,000 from 27
countries, more than 90 per
cent of them were enrolled in
medicine.

in money terms, Cuba is
also doing well. The Econo-
mist Intelligence Unit ésti-
mates that non-tourism ser-
Vices exporis 19 2005 (mostly
medical services) was around
US$2.4 billion, putting it ahead
of gross tourism earnings of
US$2.3 billion in 2005

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vices.

Cuba’s medical diplomacy
has been a success both eco-
nomically and as a foreign pol-
icy tool. In the process, huii-
dreds of thousands ot poor
people have benefited — a win-
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store. It was reported that he
was inside his Coleman Lane
home, off East. Street, when
someone “called out for him”
to come outside. The victim
went out to see who was calling

only to be caught in a rain of

bullets.

ASP Evans told The Tribune
that the man_ was fatally shot
in the chest, collapsed and died
at the scene. Police are continu-
ing investigations into this mur-
der.

The 71st homicide comes a
day after the discovery of the
body of school security officer
Vincent Pedican, 64, in Grand
Bahama. The body of the miss-
ing security guard was found in
the bushes off East Sunrise
Highway Friday night.

Last week the nation was
stunned over the high-profile
killings of prominent handbag
designer Harl Taylor, who was
found dead in his home on
November 18, and College of
the Bahamas Social Studies
Dean, Dr Thaddeus McDonald,
who was found beaten to death
in his home on November 16.

Police also recorded separate
shooting incidents, both occur-
ring around 6.30 pm Saturday
in the area of Woods Alley off
Hay Street. Two men were

71st murder

wounded by armed men.
Princess Margaret Hospital
issued another “lock-down” Sat-
urday night to secure the safety
of personnel and patients in the
health care facility from 5 pm
Saturday to 6 am Sunday after
the two victims arrived by pri-
vate vehicles with gunshots
wounds. Police speculated that
there was a possible connection
between these two non-fatal
shootings because of their close
proximity and time-frame.
ASP Evans said that 28-year-
old Omar Penn went to visit a
male friend in Woods Alley, off
Hay Street when he was
approached outside his truck by
an unidentified man who called
him by. name. The assailant,
armed with a shot gun, shot
Penn in his face, then fled in a
Ford truck. ASP Evans said
Penn was rushed to hospital in a
private vehicle where he is cur-
rently listed in serious condition.
Shortly after Penn’s shooting,
Vincent Moxey, 29, was walk-
ing through Woods Alley with a
woman when he_~ was
approached by “two dark
“males”, dressed in dark cloth-
ing. On nearing the two men,
Moxey noticed that one of them
had a shot gun. As Moxey fled
on foot, he was shot in the right

LOCAL NEWS.

side of his body, police reported.

He too was taken to Princess
Margaret Hospital by a private
vehicle where his condition is
also listed as serious. Shortly
after these two shootings, police
received information of a Ford
truck that had been “set ablaze”
in Pinewood Gardens off But-
tonwood Avenue.

The truck was found
“torched” in a yard in Pinewood
where its flames spread to a por-
tion of a nearby duplex. Police
believe the truck may have been
used as a getaway vehicle in the
shooting of Omar Penn. They

suspect the fire is a case of } :
: or not.

arson. :
- On Thursday another car was

_ sent on fire. Police believe it was

the vehicle used to gun down
Samuel McKenzie, 35, who was
to appear in court that day to
face various charges, including
murder and attempted murder.

After the shooting, in which
Keith Woodside was also shot
and is now in hospital, it was
reported that a Sportage SUV
was on fire on Malcolm Lane
off South Street, only a few
streets away from the murder
scene.

The vehicle was completely
destroyed by fire. It is believed
to be the same green Kia
Sportage SUV used in the
killing of McKenzie and serious
wounding of Woodside.

i my government,”

: what I was doing,

FROM page one

she said.
“There is no question about that.”
Some of these officers, Mrs

: Pratt said “wore their politics on
4 their sleeves.”

When asked if these officers

: specifically made her job as min-
: ister of National Security diffi-
: cult, Mrs Pratt said, “Yes, yes,
: there is no question about it. Par-
: ticularly the Police Staff Associa-
: tion.”

“Whatever I tried to do there
was always some criticism about
” she said.
“Whether it was to benefit them,

As an example of these strug-

: gles, the former deputy prime
; minister referred to her experi-
: ence in bringing a police bill to
: parliament,
: attempted to provide better insur-
ance coverage for
: Emphasizing that the legislation
: was around from the previous
: FNM government and much con-
: sullation occurred, Mrs Pratt said
: of the Staff Association:

which she said

officers.

“Much frustration was put in

: place by the Police Staff Associa-
: tion, making it seem as if though
: [did not consult. And because of
: that, the bill had to be put on the
: shelf for a while so that more con-
: sultation — after years of consul-
: tation —

was done.”
She continued: “Because I

: knew that they had met with the

| Cynthia Pratt on police

then Opposition. So their job was
to just frustrate what we were try-
ing to do to make it look as
though it was not what the police
wanted.”

After this additional consulta-
tion, Mrs Pratt explained, there
were only “one or two” things
the PSA was concerned about.

Mrs Pratt argued that it is her
position that “an association is
not a union.”

“The prison staff association
acts like a union. The police staff
association acts like a union. An
association is supposed to work
along with their leadership — who-
ever the commissioner, or the
superintendent of the prison,” she
said.

Their role is “not to meet out-
side with any unions, or even
meet the press,” continued Mrs
Pratt in reference to the behay-
iour of these groups.

The former minister argued
that some revisions to the guide-
lines for staff associations is nec-
essary, citing how the union dis-
obeyed the commissioner on the
issue of whether or not police offi-
cers could wear their red associa-
tion shirts to the polls during the
election.

“The police should remain neu-
tral, they shouldn’t wear red nor
gold,” said Mrs Pratt.

She continued: “An association
within the ranks of the police

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force, I believe that it is some-
thing that will work against the
force, particularly the leadership.”

Former Permanent Secretary
Mark Wilson spoke with the asso-
ciations, Mrs Pratt said, informing
them of the law and what they
could not do.

In addition, Mrs Pratt said her
government wanted to change the
act governing these groups, but
they ran out of time.

RBDF

FROM page one

Muslim beliets.

According to Defence pore
Chief Petty Officer Ralph Mck-
inney, three times a week the
RBDF chaplain conducts a “brief
prayer” service. He stated that
up until about a year ago, offi-
cers with alternative religious
beliefs had the opportunity to
“fall out” of these prayer services.

However, with the appoint-
ment of Commodore Clifford
Scavella as new chief of the
RBDF a year ago, provisions’
have since changed. Ail officers
—no matter their religious beliefs
— are required to attend these
services.

“With reference to prayer at
the defence force (base) on Mon-
day, Wednesday, and Friday
evenings and during our morn-
ing parades the chaplain, Prince
Bodie, conducts a brief prayer.
That is the only praying that we
do,” Chief Petty Officer McKin-
ney said.

When contacted for comment,
Under Secretary in the Ministry
of National Security told The Tri-
bune yesterday that he was not
aware of the pending lawsuit. He
said the Ministry would investi-
gate the claims while maintain-
ing that in the past the force has
been tolerant of all religious
creeds as guaranteed by The
Bahamas’ constitution.

“This is news to us that some-
body is suing the defence force
because their rights have (alleged-
ly) been infringed. We will inves-
tigate it right away.

“I know that there are Muslim
officers, (on the RBDF) but I did-
n’t know that their discontent had
risen to the level that they were
suing, or planned on suing, the
defence force because their Tights
were (allegedly) being violated.”

He added that as far as he
knew, this was the first time in
Bahamian history that an officer
was suing the force for alleged
violation of constitutional rights.

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FROM page one

gave my best,” declared Mrs Pratt.

Mrs Pratt reminded host Wen-
dal Jones that when the PLP came
to office, in 2002, the country had
just recently witnessed the highest
number of murders in modern his-
tory — 74 in 2000.

‘“Wendal, I didn’t at that time
blame the present government,
and today I still do not blame a
government as such,” she said.
“Crime is all of our business even
though the former government —
or the government of the day —
campaigned on the fact that I in
particular, not just the govern-

ment, but I was blamed personal-
ly. ”

The former national security
minister acknowledges that the
fear of crime is high in the country,
but she will not go as far as to say

‘High crime’



there is a crime “crisis”.

One of the main efforts by the
PLP to reduce incidences of crime
and violence Mrs Pratt said was
the urban renewal project: and
now in her constituency, the
scheme has been inactive for
months.

Mrs Pratt said that the school

suspension programme — 2 part of

the St Cecilia Urban Renewal
Centre — was a specific example
of how urban renewal positively
affected the lives of inner city
youth. Children who were sus:
pended from school in the com-
munity, she said, were sent to ihe
Centre for this period, rather than
being left to roam the streets.
“We had as high as 60, 70 kids

at one time,” she said, arguing that -

at the Centre the children were

taught discipline, and also attend-

ed church for the time they were
atfached to the Centre.

“Principals were calling back to
say how effective this programme
was, because they saw the change
in alditude of these young people
when they returned to the class-
room,” she said.

‘The government has moved the
workers from St Cecilia, said Mars
Pratt, sending some to Farm Road
and others to Englerston.

“There's nobody in St Cecilia
now,” she said, adding that the
school suspension programme is
defunct.

The former deputy prime min-
ister said she accepts the govern-
ment’s explanation that the build-
ing formerly housing the Centre
is inadequate, but she argued that
it has now been seven months, and
still no new location has been
found.

FROM page one

tion "demands that that man or
woman's rights be respected."

If it is determined that this
process is harming the communi-
ty, Mr Ferguson said that it is then
up to those that govern to look
for ways to remedy the situation.

"I believe that ways and means
are being looked at in trying to
remedy the situation," he said.
“We may not see it all together
yet, but it is being done. I know
that efforts are being made to
remedy the situation."

Mr Ferguson emphasized that
we must respect the constitution
when discussing this issue, as
absent of it, we have no rights.

Police have confirmed that
Samuel “Mooshae” Taylor, who
was gunned down on Hay Street
in a bold daylight shooting, was
on bail for murder at the time of
his death.

It was assumed that those
accused of murder were only
granted bail after being on
remand for two years. However,
The Tribune is aware of a case
last month in which a man was
granted bail for a slaying after
being on remand for just over a
year. While in Grand Bahama, a
family went public on ZNS TV
news several days ago, to protest
against bail being granted to sev-
eral young men accused of mur-
der, who in some instances, were
on-remand for less than a year.

Police Director of Research
and Planning Chaswell Hanna
revealed in September at the
National Assembly on Crime that
nearly half of the individuals
police apprehended for the crime
of murder, were on bail at the
time of their arrest.

Former Minister of National

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Serious crime accusell

Security Cynthia Pratt also
weighed in on the issue of bail for
those accused of violent crimes
yesterday while a guest on the
radio Love 97 talk show.

Mrs Pratt said that she wanted
to amend the Bail Act in order to
“change some things” about the
number of people on bail. How
ever, time ran out on her term

before she was able to make these
changes, she said.

Mrs Pratt explained that when
her government came to office,





















there were people who were in
prison on remand for some time,
who were subsequently released
during the PLP’s term.

“Because their case didn’t
come to trial, suddenly they were
released under our watch, but
they were not imprisoned under
our watch,” she said.

“And so if we want to look at it,

both governments are responsi-.

ble for the judiciary as well as
What is happening today, because
what is happening today
did not happen in the last five
years.”

FROM page one

“Lsaw the body and it is certain-
ly Mr Pedican and we fcel he did
not deserve what happened to him,”
he told The ‘Tribune on Sunday.

Vincent Pedican, a 64-year-old
security officer stationed at the Eight
Mile Rock High School, was discov-
ered missing around 6.50am on

Thursday following an apparent

break-in at the school.

His shoes and hand-held radio
and blood were discovered in the
school’s Administration Building.

The vehicle driven by Mr Pedi-
can was also discovered abandoned
in the Hawksbill area on Thursday
morning.

On Friday evening, a large crowd
gathered off East Sunrise Highway
near the Chesapeake subdivision
sometime around 8pm where a num-
ber of police vehicles were parked
along the highway. Dr Weir and sev-
eral church members were there.
Stephen Plakaris, deputy of school
security with the Ministry of Edu-
cation, and Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Kenneth Rus-
sell were also present.

Assistant Superintendent of
Police Loretta Mackey reported that

Lucaya Police received information

at about 6 pm and went to East Sun-
rise Highway through a service road
where they discovered the body of a
man lying on the ground, just over
100 metres from the highway.

She said there were wounds to
the head, and the body was clad in
dark-coloured trousers and a white

Security officer

shirt.

“In the initial stage of our inves-
tigation it could not be determined
what caused the wounds. The actual
cause of death is not known and an
autopsy will be performed carly next
week,” she said.

“We know that Mr. Vincent Pedi-
can was reported nussing but an offi-
cial identification must be made by a
next of kin to verify that the body is
unmistakably that of Mr. Pedican,”
she said.

EMS personnel were summoned
to scene around 8.30pm to officially
pronounce the body dead. A hearse
left with the body around 9.30pm
after detectives and scene of crime
officials completed their investiga-
tions. This discovery pushed the
murder count on Grand Bahama to
11, and the country’s total to 70 for
the year.

Mr Pedican, a former senior Cus-
toms officer, was employed full time
with Wide World Forwarding Ltd.
He was also employed for 15 years as

‘a security guard with the Ministry

of Education, and was scheduled for
mandatory retirement at age 65 in
March 2008.

Dr Weir said that Mr Pedican
was a very active church member
who sang in the church choir.

“This is a very difficult time for
members of the church. He was on
the choir and at special church events
he would always be there to sing.
He was indeed, a foundation mem-
ber of the church.

“We are very concerned at his
passing and the circumstances sur-
rounding it — we feel he did aoe
deserve it,” he said.

Dr Weir thinks that the crime
rate in Grand Bahama is too high.
He also noted that court matters are
not dealt with in a umely manner
and that the judiciary needs to be ,
properly statfed with sufficient ,
judges.

“Too many people committing —
murders are on bail. I believe they ~
should not get bail and should wail
(behind bars) for trial.

“From the judicial point of view, |
we are anxious to see more justices
appointed in Grand Bahama.

“We don’t want some judges com- ‘
ing from Nassau and then leaving,”
we need justices that are residing in»
the community because it is taking
too long to try matters,” he said.

“We must get more justices and if
there are not enough Bahamians we
must to go outside of the Bahamas to
get them in,” said Dr Weir.

Grand Bahama Police still have
no suspects in the three homicides ,
that have taken place within the past
several days here on the island. Busi- .
nessman Gifford Martin Jr, 32, was °
shot dead last Friday, and the body <
of 45-year-old Kenneth Lightbourne ‘°
was discovered inthe Lucaya area °
last Wednesday.

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the occasion. The Monday after
Thanksgiving, tagged “Cyber Mon-
day” by the National Retail Fed-
eration, marks the first big online
shopping surge for many mer-
chants, as consumers go back to
their work computers.

‘Toys “R” Us Ine. will hold a one-
day online sale and rival eToys.com
will launch a two-day sale, Wal-
Mart Stores Inc. will begin five days
of online-only sales.

Online jeweler Blue Nile Inc. will
give customers 20 percent off pur-
chases paid through PayPal, eBay
Inc.’s electronic payment division.
Target Corp., Circuit City Stores
Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., Crate
& Barrel, the Discovery Store and
Overstock.com Inc. are among
dozens of retailers offering free
shipping that day.

“The online community is get-
ting more competitive as the
amount of new customers slows,”
according to Scott Silverman, exec-
utive director of Shop.org, an online
arm of the National Retail Federa-
tion. “Add to that the concerns
about the economy, and promo-
tions and sales provide a great way
to get people excited.”

Silverman said the number of
retailers offering free shipping with
no conditions, such as a minimum
purchase, has jumped to 41.4 per-
cent from 36 percent last year.

Nearly one-third of retailers are
also having special one-day sales
for Cyber Monday. Forty-two per-
cent plan some kind of promotion,
according to the NRF’s annual sur-
vey.

In fact, the number of retailers
hosting online deals on the Monday
alter Thanksgiving has surged to
72 percent of those polled from 42
percent just two years ago.

As people trickle back to the
office after the holiday weekend,
another NRE survey polling shop-
pers online reports that more than
half of adults plan to shop.at work.
How much they will ultimately
spend is the real question.

A survey by Nielsen Online fore-
casts most respondents will spend
the same share of their gift budget
online as in 2006, which could be
bad news for e-tailers.

“The fact that consumers expect
to allocate the same share of what
may be a shrinking overall holiday
budget to the Web suggests that
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ComScore expected online sales
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Still, some consumers said they
expect to reduce ‘their holiday
spending because of higher costs.

Karen Dolinsky, of Cobleskill,
N.Y., said gas prices will probably
lead her to spend less this year. But
regardless of how much she spends,
Dolinsky, 44, said she would be
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Maude Lillian Duncombe
is celebrating a big milestone
this year — her 100th birthday.

The soft-spoken resident of
Long Bay Cays, Andros,
accompanied by family mem-
bers, was warmly welcomed
at Government House on
Thursday by Deputy to the
Governor-General Sir Arthur
Foulkes.

Mrs Duncombe, the mother
of 16 children, was ecstatic to
be at Government House for
the first time.

_ Sir Arthur congratulated
Mrs Duncombe on reaching
her 100th birthday.

“In real life time, having
lived that long, you would

_have seen many changes in
the Bahamas. And it is my

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Dozens of workers were air-
lifted to safety in high winds
after their North Sea oil plat-
form caught fire Sunday, offi-
cials said, according to the
Associated Press.

The blaze was extinguished
with no injuries and workers
were returning to the platform,
the government said.

Some 116 of the 159 people
aboard the remote Thistle
Alpha platform, 120 miles
northwest of Britain’s Shetland
Islands, were taken off the
platform by seven rescue heli-

copters, said the Health and.

Safety Executive.

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ly winds, the helicopters —
some from Britain and some
from Norway — took the res-
cued workers to three nearby
oil platforms, said Royal Air
Force spokesman Michael
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“This is just about as remote
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Mulford said the cause of
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known.

“Firefighters on the platform
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“There are no injuries, and
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The Thistle Alpha platform
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company Lundin Petroleum
AB, which is listed on the
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great pleasure to honour you
on this day,” he said.

“I would like to take note
that it seems you have a very
strong family and that is
something we need to cele-
brate more in today’s
Bahamas.

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for the way you stand around
her. We need more of that in
the Bahamas because the
family is being threatened, as
you know.

“This is also an example of
family life and how important
it is for us to honour our
elders. That is a message we
have to give to the generation
following you, as well.

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AN ISRAELI soldier sits atop an armored vehicle at a training area near the town of Kazrin, in the Israeli con-
trolled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007. Syria will'send its deputy foreign
minister to the U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this week, a government official said Sunday. The
official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements, said
Syria will be represented at the conference by Deputy Foreign Minister FaysalMekdad.

Syria says it will send
its deputy foreign
~~ gninister to Mideast
peace conference

H@ DAMASCUS, Syria

SYRIA announced Sunday
that it will attend the Annapolis
summit on Mideast peace, say-
ing it would send its deputy for-
eign minister because the future
of the Israeli-occupied Golan
Heights had been put on the
agenda, according to Associated
Press.

The official news agency,
SANA, said Deputy Foreign
Minister Faysal Mekdad would
travel to the U.S.-backed con-
ference; a decision made “after
the Syria track was added to the
conference agenda,” the agency
said. Syria had said it will attend
only if the conference discusses
the Golan Heights, the strategic
plateau captured by Israel in
the 1967 Mideast war and later
annexed.

Syria did not explain why it
will not be sending its foreign
minister, like other Arab par-
ticipants, but the decision
appears to indicate that it is not
entirely confident the confer-
ence will address its concerns
over the Golan Heights.

_ White House press secretary
Dana Perino said that the
Golan Heights were “not specif-
ically on the agenda” but atten-
dees would be able to freely

“raise issues.

A spokeswoman for Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
said Israel nonetheless saw the
announcement as a positive
development.

“The meetings are clearly
about the Israeli-Palestinian
process, but could be the begin-
ning of new avenues to peace
in the Middle East,” spokes-
woman Miri Eisin said.

Broad Arab attendance at the
Maryland summit was a key
goal for the U.S., which is hop-
ing that could help bring about
an Israeli-Palestinian peace
deal.

“This large number signals
broad support for Israeli-Pales-
tinian peace efforts,” said Gor-
don Johndroe, President Bush’s
National Security Council
spokesman.

En route to Washington,
Olmert said before Syria’s
announcement that Israel would
“favorably” consider negotia-
tions with Syria if conditions

ripen. Israel wants Syria to
break out of Iran’s orbit and
stop harboring Palestinian and
Lebanese militants opposed to
the Jewish state’s existence.

Nearly 50 nations and orga-
nizations are set to attend the
summit. Iran has not been invit-
ed.

Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. said before the
Syrian announcement that the
peace conference would only
serve the interests of Israel, the
official Islamic Republic News
Agency reported.

“The peace conference has
no benefit for the oppressed
Palestinian nation.

“It is only for supporting the
Zionists occupiers,” -Ahmadine-
jad said.

“Participation in this summit
is an indication of the lack of
intelligence of some so-called
politicians,”
the participants of giving con-
cessions to the “Zionists.”

Iran is a primary backer of
Hamas, the militant group that
seized the Gaza Strip from
moderate Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah move-
ment in June. Tehran says its
support to Palestinians groups is
limited to humanitarian aide.

Ahmadinejad is famous for
his anti-Israel rhetoric. Since
2005, his calls for the disap-
pearance of the Jewish state
have prompted international
criticism.

Fear over Shiite Iran’s grow-
ing influence and regional ambi-
tions may have helped push
largely Sunni Arab states and
the tsraelis toward stronger
peace efforts.

In Gaza, Hamas spokesman
Sami Abu Zuhri declined to
criticize the Syrian decision, say-
ing his group would have pre-
ferred if the Arabs collectively
didn’t go to the conference.

“The Syrian leadership is the
one to evaluate its own inter-
ests, the way it sees fit,” he said.
“Hamas generally rejects the
collective participation of the
Arab official regimes.’

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi
Livni said that Arab partici-
pants in the conference, which
begins Monday night in Wash-
ington, then moves to Annapo*
lis, should not expect to dictate

he said, accusing °

the contours of Israeli-Palestin-
ian negotiations.

On the plane carrying Livni
and Olmert to the U.S., Livni
suggested that a lack of Arab
backing contributed to the fail-
ure of the last round of Israeli-
Palestinian peace talks, which
broke down in bloodshed in
early 2001: The Arab world, she
said, “should stop sitting on the
fence.”

“There isn’t a single Palestin-
ian who can reach an agreement

_ without Arab support,” she

said. “That’s one of the lessons
we learned seven years ago.”
But she also said that “it is
not the role of the Arab world
to define the terms of the
negotiations or take part in
them.”

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atter being pepper sprayed, Tasered
and beaten with police batons

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A CANADIAN man died Saturday, four days

after police used a Taser stun-gun on him |

because he reportedly was acting erratically in a
store, police said. He was the third person.to die

in recent weeks in Canada after being shocked.

by the hand-held weapon, according to-Associ-
ated Press.

Robert Knipstrom, 36, died in a hospital after:

two officers used pepper spray, a Taser and
their batons to subdue the British Columbia
resident. Police earlier said Knipstrom was
extremely agitated, aggressive and combative
with the two officers who responded. He was
conscious and speaking when he was taken to
the hospital.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

CLEARANCE)

Although a Taser was used against Knipstrom,
it was not immediately clear what role, if any, it
played in his death, said Inspector Brendan Fitz-
patrick.

Investigations into Knipstrom’s déath have
been launched separately by the British Colum-
bia Coroner’s Office and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, police said at a news conference
Saturday.

The case comes as Canadian police face
intense criticism over the death of Robert
Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant who died at
Vancouver airport last month after officers used
a Taser and manhandled him.

A Nova Scotian man also died earlier this
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@ SYDNEY, Australia

CONSERVATIVE Prime
Minister John Howard, one of
the Bush administration’s
staunchest allies, suffered a
humiliating election defeat Sat-
urday at the hands of an oppo-
sition leader who has vowed to
pull troops out of Iraq, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a
Chinese-speaking former diplo-
mat, has also promised to sign

the Kyoto Protocol on capping’

greenhouse gas emissions, leav-
ing the U.S. as the only indus-

trialized country not to have.

joined it.

Rudd, speaking Sunday in
the northeastern city of Bris-
bane at his first’ news confer-
ence as incoming prime minis-
ter, promised “action, and
action now” on climate change.
Rudd said Labor lawmakers
were due to meet on Thursday,
and he hoped that he and his
ministers would be sworn in
soon after that.

Iraq

Howard, who reshaped his
country’s image abroad with
unwavering support for the war
in Iraq, dominated Australian
politics for more than a decade
but failed to read the signs that
voters had grown tired of his
rule.

Adding to the sting of his
party’s decisive defeat, official
results showed Howard was
likely to lose his parliamentary
séat altogether. Only one other
sitting prime minister has lost
his district in the 106-year his-
tory of Australia’s federal gov-
ernment.

The six-week campaign was
fought largely over domestic
issues such as economic man-
agement, and Howard’s unpop-
ular labor law reforms that crit-
ics say strip workers of their
rights.

But a strong underlying fac-
tor was the prospect of a gen-
erational change.

Rudd, who was expected to
be sworn in as prime minister in
the coming week, had accused
Howard of being out of touch
with modern Australia and ill-
prepared to deal with issues
such as climate change and

high-speed Internet.

Howard campaigned on his
economic management, argu-
ing that his government was
mostly responsible for 17 years
of unbroken economic growth,
fueled by Chinese and Indian
demand for Australian coal and
other minerals.

He contended that Rudd
could not be trusted to main-
tain prosperous times.

Rudd said he planned to vis-
it Washington next year, and
that atop the agenda would be
his plan to pull Australia’s 550
combat troops out of Iraq.
Howard had rejected with-
drawal plans for Australia’s
troops in Iraq, and refused to
ratify the pact on
reducing greenhouse gas emis-
sions.

_ “Today the Australian peo-
ple have decided that we as a
nation will move forward,”
Rudd said Saturday in a victory
speech before hundreds of
cheering supporters in his home
state of Queensland. “To plan
for the future, to prepare for
the future, to embrace the

future and together’as Aus- -

tralians to unite and write a
new page in our nation’s histo-
ry.”

The White House President
Bush called Howard and Rudd
Saturday evening.

“The president and Prime
Minister-elect Rudd both said
they look forward to working
together to strengthen even fur-
ther the U.S.-Australia rela-
tionship,” White House Nation-
al Security Council spokesman
Gordon Johndroe said.

“The President told Prime
Minister Howard he appreci-
ates his friendship and his
strong leadership over the past

seven years they have worked’

together, which has resulted in
a stronger U.S.-Australia
alliance.”

Australia is the latest country
to see elections throw out gov-
ernments that contributed to
the U.S. war in Iraq.

Poland’s new prime minister,
Donald Tusk, has vowed to
take a firmer stand in relations
with the United States. He said
in his inaugural address Friday
that by the end of next year
Poland would withdraw its 900
troops from Iraq, where it leads
an international contingent of

about 2,000 soldiers from 10
nations in the south-central part
of the country.

Howard had stayed on to
fight for a fifth term in office
despite months of negative
opinion poll numbers and
appeals from some colleagues
to quit. He took the blame for
his government’s defeat.

“I accept full responsibility
for the Liberal Party campaign,
and I therefore accept full
responsibility for the coalition’s
defeat in this election cam-
paign,” Howard said in his con-
cession speech in Sydney.

He said it appeared “very
likely” he would lose his seat
in parliament to former televi-

sion journalist Maxine McKew.

Successor

The outgoing government
fell into turmoil almost imme-
diately, with Howard’s nomi-
nated successor, outgoing Trea-
surer Peter Costello, announc-
ing Sunday he would not accept
the post of opposition leader.

The surprise announcement
opens the possibility of a bruis-
ing fight for the leadership, with
outgoing Foreign Minister
Alexander Downer and former
Environment Minister Malcolm
Turnbull likely candidates.

Rudd’s Labor Party had
more than 53 percent of the
vote with over 75 percent of
ballots counted, compared to
46.8 percent for Howard’s coali-
tion, according to the Aus-
tralian Electoral Commission.

An Australian Broadcasting
Corp. analysis showed that
Labor would get at least 81
places in the 150-seat lower
house of Parliament — a clear
majority.

Few in Rudd’s team have any
federal government experience.
They include a former rock star
— one-time Midnight Oil
singer Peter Garrett — and a
number of former union offi-
cials.

Rudd has more experience
in foreign policy than any other
area of government, and was
expected to adopt a nuanced,
non-confrontational approach
to diplomacy. He sent “greet-
ings ... to our great friend and
ally the: United States” in his
victory speech.

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SUPREME
- COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00596

Wentworth Street in the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made ;

application to the Supreme Court of The

COMMONW EALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
’ THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00599

Whereas LEANNA ROLLE-BROWN of
412 Australia Avenue, Elizabeth Estates in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made

application to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

Real and Personal Estate of WILLIAM
BROWN late of 412 Australia Avenue,
Elizabeth Estates in the Eastern District of the

i Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
: of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
| deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
Whereas LOLITA MAE JOHNSON of :

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Bahamas, for letters of administration of the :
Real and Personal Estate of WHITNEY |
JOHNSON late of Wentworth Street in the ;
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands }

of the Commonw eqith: of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice i is hereby given that such applications

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will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS ;
i Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
i of fourteen days from the date hereof,
: application will be made to the Supreme Court

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00597

Wheteas CAROL NELLANIE
1 THOMPSON (nee) POITIER of. 1985
Thatch Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in
the Southern District of the Island of New

Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made ;
| LOUISE SOLOMON, the Personal
i Representatives of the Estate, by the State of
Real and Personal Estate of RONNIE :
OSCAR THOMPSON late of 1985 Thatch |
Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in the :
Southern District of the Island of New |
Providence, one of the Islands of the :
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased :

. application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the

Notice is hereby given that such applications :
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration ;

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS |

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION | |
_ IN THE ESTATE OF EUGENE J. WEISS,

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00598
Whereas ADA VIRGINIA MILLER of

Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one

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i one of the States of the United States of

of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The ;
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme |
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of :

administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of ST. CLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.
ST. CLARE ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.

| E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
: of the Island of New Providence, one of the
i Islands of the Commonwealth of The

SINCLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER late of |

Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

: Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the

i Personal Representative of the Estate, by the

Notice is hereby given that such applications ;
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration |

of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly |
(for) Registrar

will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT :

PROBATE DIVISION ;

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00600

IN THE ESTATE OF PHILIP L. QUINN,
late of 1645 West Turtle Creek South Bend
in the State of Indiana, one of the States of
the United States of America, deceased |

of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
of the Island of New Proyidence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth“ of The~
Bahamas, Attorney-At- Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration or
Testamentary in the above estate granted to
PAUL JUDE WEITHMAN and MARY

Indiana, St Joseph County in the St. Joseph
Probate Court, on the 18th day of November
2004.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

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THE SUPREME COURT ;

PROBATE DIVISION ;

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007 |

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00601
late of 11111 Biscayne Boulevard, Apartment
No. 301 in Dade County in the State of Florida,

America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration

of fourteen days from the date hereof, :

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by

Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized

Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in the above estate
granted to ROBERTA L. WEISS, the

Circuit Court for Dade County, Florida, on
the 3d day of August 1993.

Nicoya Neilly —
(for) Registrar

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_ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
_THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION |
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00602

IN THE ESTATE OF MAGDALENE
SNYDER O’CONNOR, late of 100 John
Knox Road, Tallahassee in the State of Florida,
one of the States of the United States of
America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in-the above estate
granted to VICTORIA E. HEULER, the
Personal Representative of the Estate, by the
Circuit Court for Leon County, Florida, Probate
Division, on the 6th day of June 2003.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00603

IN THE ESTATE OF BILLIE SCHOLZ
KIRTLEY, late of 2023 dahlia Avenue,
Jefferson County, Louisville in the State of
Kentucky, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

+ Nodce'i is hereby Bie that wee the “Bliion

of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Certificate of Qualification in the.

_above estate granted to ELIZABETH

MUELLER, the Executrix of the Estate, by
the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Court of
Justice, on the 20th day of March, 2000.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00604

IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES E.
MURPHY JR., late of Carmel in the State of
California, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration

of fourteen days from the date hereof,

application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Order for Probate in the above estate
granted to CHARLES E. MURPHY III, the
Executor of the Estate, by the Superior Court
of California, County of Monterey, on the 13th
day of July 2007.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar




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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00608

IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS ROY HOLBIRD, SR., late of
‘Cherokee County in the State of Georgia, one of the States of the
United States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby. given that after the expiration of fourteen days from
ied the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of
ess The Bahamas in the Probate Division by KHALILA W. DORSETT
of the Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized.
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
Testamentary in the above estate granted to THOMAS ROY
HOLBIRD, JR., the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate Court
of Cherokee County in the State of Georgia one of the States of the
United States of America on the 12th day of June 2007.



Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00611

Whereas GEORGE ANDRE WHITE of East Bay, Eastern District,
New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Person Estate of GEORGE
ADDINGTON WHITE a.k.a. GEORGE A WHITE a.k.a.
GEORGE WHITE, late of the Eastern District, New Providence, J

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Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.



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(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00612

Whereas DANIEL JOHNSON of White’s Subdivision, Eastern
District, New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas of The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of FLORA JOHNSON, late of the Eastern ©
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. |

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00613

Whereas JOYANN MICHELLE GRIFFIN of No.16 East Coral

Estates Subdivision in the City of Freeport, Grand Bahama one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made.
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CASTROMER

LASHLERUE GRIFFIN a.k.a. CASTROMER L. GRIFFIN, late

of No. 16 East Coral Estate Subdivision in the City of Freeport,

Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the =
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. |S
Desiree Robinson :

(for) Registrar

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“I think the constitution of Pakistan should be restored, and there should be rule of law.”
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if LAHORE, Pakistan
Exiled former Prime .Minis-
ter Nawaz Sharif returned
home to a hero’s welcome
Sunday and. called on Presi-

Musharraf

urged to end

contest the election on Sun-
day in Karachi.

She says her party could’.
still pull out if Musharraf
doesn’t ensure the vote is fair: «

Sharif indicated his party, *-

dent Gen. Pervez Musharrat emergency the Pakistan Muslim League-
to end emergency rule before cea N, would demand a restora-
elections, a fresh challenge to conditions tion of constitutional rule

the U.S.-backed leader,
according to Associated Press.
“These (emergency) condi-
tions are not conducive to tree
and fair elections,” Sharif told
reporters at the airport after
arriving from Saudi Arabia.
“T think the constitution of
Pakistan should be restored,

and there should be rwe of

law.”

Sharif, the head of one of

the country’s main opposition
parties, said he had not nego-
tiated his return with Mushar-
raf, who overthrew him in a
1999 coup.

Musharraf expelled Sharif
when he first tried come back
to Pakistan this year.

“My return is not the result
of any deal,” Sharif told
reporters. “My life and death
are for Pakistan.”

Thousands of frenzied sup-
porters pushed past police
barricades into the airport in
this eastern city, carrying
Sharif and his brother on their

shoulders and cheering wildly *

as Sharif stood among them
on a raised platform.

An armoured car carrying
Sharif left the airport on a
procession toward a shrine in
the center of the city, sur-
rounded by screaming sup-
porters.

Musharraf has grown
increasingly unpopular since
he declared a state of emer-
gency on November 3, locking
up thousands of opponents,
purging the Supreme Court
and muzzling the media.

If Sharif and other opposi-
tion parties refuse to take part
in parliamentary elections
slated for January, it would
undermine Musharraf’s claim
to be taking the country back
toward democracy.

Equally tricky for Mushar-
raf would be an alliance
between Sharif and another
recently returned prime min-
ister, Benazir Bhutto.

“If they come to us with a
proposal of any electoral
alliance, we will consider this
positively,” Bhutto said
aboard a flight from Karachi
to her hometown of Larkana,
in southern Pakistan. “I wel-
come him home.”

A spokesman for Sharif’s
part said he, his brother and
his wife will all file papers
today that would allow them
to run if they choose to do so.

The presidential spokesman
was not available on Sunday
for comment on Sharif’s
return.

However, the pro-Mushar-
raf ruling party, which broke
away from Sharif’s group
after the coup, is already woo-
ing him as a potential ally.

Ruling party spokesman

Tariq Azim urged the Sharif

camp to “forget the old egos
and start, with a clean slate.”
~The scene at-Lahore airport
was eerily reminiscent of the

early jubilation that greeted -

Bhutto when she came back
to her home city of Karachi
in October, but the number

of supporters was far lower.
Bhutto’s return was greeted
by a massive suicide bomb
which killed about 150 peo-
ple in a procession through
the streets.

In a reminder that Pakistan
remains under emergency
rule, security forces had
rounded up some Sharif
activists and attempted to seal
off the airport.

But the supporters who
found their way through tight
security swarmed into the ter-
minal building waving the
green flag of his party and
shouting ‘slogans including
“Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif!” and “Go, Musharraf,
go!”

Police lifted batons to drive
them back from the arrival
area, but had no space to
swing them amid the dancing,
jubilant crowds.

Television footage showed
Sharif, dressed in his trade-
mark white shirt and a dark
waistcoat, on an airport stair-
well next to his brother, also a
politician, and surrounded by
security officials, waving to
the cameras.

Tight security that had sur-
rounded Sharif after his plane
touched down appeared to
melt away amid the chaos.

Both Bhutto and Sharif
have been seeking to return to
power after the parliamentary
elections.

But the ballot, which the
West hopes will produce a
moderate government able to

before it took part im the vote,,
but that any decision on
whether to boycott would be”
taken in conjunction with oth-
er groups.

Sharif has been angling for
a return ever since Mushar-

raf overthrew him and gave’. :

the jailed politician a choice:.
accept 10 years of exile or face>:

life in,prison on charges -—

including hijacking and ter-
rorism.

The charges stemmed from
Sharif’s desperate attempts to -
turn away a packed civilian °
plane carrying Musharraf —

then the army chief — back
from a trip abroad.

As the Pakistan Interna-

tional Airways plane ran low

on fuel, Musharraf used the
cockpit radio to contact his

senior commanders on the".

ground, who quickly took .
over the country. By the time
the plane touched down in the
southern city of Karachi,
Musharraf was Pakistan’s new
leader and Sharif was under
arrest.

In September Sharif board-
ed a flight from London to .
Islamabad, but police in the.-

Pakistani capital swiftly sent-.

him back to Saudi Arabia.

This time, the Saudi lead-
ership reportedly pressured
Pakistan to accept him.

Saudi King Abdullah pro-'
vided the plane that carried
Sharif home.

Ahsan Iqbal, a spokesman
for Sharif’s party, said some

1,800 activists were detained

in a crackdown ahead of the
former premier’s return.
However, federal Informa-
tion Minister Nisar Memon
said he was exaggerating.

“There are no arrests as.’

such,” Memon said.

“About 100 people have -?

been confined so that they do
not create any issues.

“We don’t want the same
mess as there was in Karachi.”



Authorities issued no warn- _ ~

ings that Islamic militants bit-
terly opposed to Musharraf
and Bhutto for their pro-U.S.
police might target the reli-
giously conservative Sharif.
However, his arrival came
one day after suicide bombers

killed up to 35 people in near-.

ly simultaneous blasts at the’ -

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heart of Pakistan’s security. -:--

establishment in Rawalpindi,

a garrison city adjacent to the.*

capital, Islamabad.

It was not clear who was
behind the explosions — which
targeted a bus carrying intel-

ligence agency workers and a.~

checkpoint near army head-
quarters — but authorities said
suspicion rested on Islamist
militants who are fighting an
increasingly bloody insur-
gency against government
troops in tle northwest of the
country.

The army said on Sunday
that 30 pro-Taliban fighters
and one Pakistani soldier died
in an operation to capture
militant positions in the Swat-

valley, a former tourist desti-
nation just 100 miles from
Islamabad.

Musharraf cited rising reli- .°
gious extremism as a reason °

for declaration a state of
emergency.

However, many of those |,

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More than 5,500: people
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been freed since last week-
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Major opposition parties —
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THE TRIBUNE

. ELKIEV, Ukraine

Holding candles, thousands

- of people from all over
_ Ukraine gathered on Satur-

day on a square in Kiev to
mourn the millions who died

.., of starvation during a famine

‘+s engineered by the Soviet
"-7 authorities 75 years ago,

according to Associated

Press.
President Viktor

‘+! | Yushchenko, speaking to the

*- crowd, once again called on

the international community
to recognise the Holodomor

- —or death by hunger — as an

oh ee

> act of genocide.

“We neither overestimate
nor underestimate the scale
of this grief,” he said.

-» Looking out on a sea of .
*. light blue and yellow nation-

al flags adorned with strips
of black cloth, the president
called for the removal from

core Ukrainian territory of all
- monuments to the totalitari-.

an Soviet regime.

Accounts of the great
famine, long kept secret by
Soviet authorities, still divide
historians and politicians, not
just in this nation of 47 mil-

_ lion but throughout the for- -
» mer Soviet Union.
Some are convinced that _

the famine targeted Ukraini-

‘ans as an ethnic group.

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. landowners as a social class ~

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

~ Ukraine marks 75th —
~ anniversary of forced
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industrialization with grain

exports at the expense of.

starving millions of its Own
ople. ) -

collectivization drive affected
the entire Soviet Union, but
was particularly calamitous

for Ukraine with its tich agri- *’

cultural land.
_ “My grandfather had to
bury grain and mushrooms
deep in a forest and draw
maps to find it later,” said
Polina Stasyuk, 23, a student
from Kiev who attended the
gathering.

“They had to lead their
chimney into the cellar, so

that’ villagers could not smell

food when my grandma was

- cooking.”

Each village was ordered
to provide the state with a

oe ose Brain, but the

ona blacklist.

demands ‘typically exceeded
crop yields. As’ ‘village after

; village failed’ to. meet the

requirements, they were put

The government seized all
food and residents were pro-

hibited from leaving — effec-:
tively condemning them ‘to

starvation.

Yushchenko estimates 10:

million Ukrainians died in
the famine of 1932-33.

- Stanislav Kulchitsky, a
Ukrainian historian, believes
the number is closer to 3.5
million.

“Our family wouldn" t have :

survived but for my grand
ther.
“He lived)in a village and

:. secretly supplied the family,

T e dictator Josef Stalin’ 8 _ which lived in Kiev, with

potatoes,” said Serhiy
Derevinsky, 58, holding a pic-

. ture of his grandfather anda

candle. *_
The Ukrainian parliament
has already labelled the

famine genocide.

So has the United States
and some other countries.

But Russia, the legal suc-
cessor to the Soviet state,

_ resists the label, insisting the

famine also hit\other groups,
including Russians and Kaza-
khs.

Ukraine marks 75th
anniversary of forced Soviet-

era famine that killed mil

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Resort project to create

‘over’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

multi-million °

dollar mixed-
use _ resort
planned for
Long Island
will create more than 300
direct jobs when it becomes
fully operational, one of the
project’s principals telling The
Tribune that the developers
hoped to break ground by

of their approval in principle
were fulfilled.

Ian Moorcroft, one of the
directors that submitted the
initial application to the Goy-

ernment for the Port St

George and Caribbean
Heights projects, which if
approved will be constructed
on land adjacent to the island’s

SEE page 4

00 full-time jobs

Sie 2008 if all conditions

* Port St George and Caribbean Heights project
developers hoping to break ground in summer 2008
* Long Islanders said to support multi-million dollar mixed-
use development, with their involvement ‘critical’ to success
* Project already approved by government ‘in principle’



Port relocation | Bahamas faces ‘social nightmare’ over pensions
report received

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Gov-
ernment has
received the |
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report on the
feasibility. of
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western New
Providence, a
development seen as vital to
moving all shipping facilities

from downtown Nassau, and
is now set to consider its rec-
ommendations.

Brent Symonette, deputy
prime minister and minister of
foreign affairs, confirmed to
The Tribune that the Dutch

- consultants, Ecorys-Livienese,

had delivered the final report
on the southwestern port first
proposed under the former
PLP administration to the

SEE page 6

Hotels eyeing ‘strong’

December bookings

@ By NEIL HARTNELL et
Tribune Business Editor

_ BAHAMIAN hoteliers are
reporting “strong advanced
bookings” for December and
the Christmas season, the
Bahamas Hotel Association’s
(BHA) executive vice-presi-
dent telling The Tribune that
the sector hoped it had “halted
or reversed” recent downward
trends.

Frank Comito said: “Folks
in general are reporting
stronger advanced bookings
for December than last year,
so we’re encouraged things will
be better in December than

. they were last year.

“But, at the same time, one
has to be cautious about the
future given the uncertainty

SEE page 11

Baha Mar product
‘best it has been for

many,

@ By NEILHARTNELL .
Tribune Business Editor

BAHA Mar is confident the
product offered by its Cable
Beach Resorts this winter will
“be the best it has been for
many, many years” as a result
of upgrades costing $150 mil-
lion, as room inventory at the

rebranded Sheraton and two’

towers at the Wyndham is
brought back on line.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president for
administration and public

‘affairs, said the Wyndham’s

Seaside Buffet was due to re-
open this Friday after a “major

renovation”, while some 300~

rooms in that hotel’s ‘N’ and
‘H’ towers would be back on

many years’

- line by December 15.

Mr Sands said Bah Mar had
already “taken back” some of
those 300 rooms to help it meet
tourist demand over the
Thanksgiving weekend.

Having refurbished the
Wyndham’s ballroom, he
added that Baha Mar’s refur-
bishment of the Sheraton’s
Ballroom was due to be com-
pleted in early December, just

. before the 350 rooms that had

been refurbished at that resort
over the summer came back
on-line.

“Our. refurbishment sched-
ule is on target as anticipated,
so we should have a full com-

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas is facing “a social night-
mare” in just 20-30 years’ time, a leading
pension fund manager and administrator
has warned, due to a mix of low private
pension fund participation, low savings
rates and the National Insurance Board
(NIB’s) “unsustainable” position going
forward.

Larry Gibson, Colonial Pensions Ser-
vices (Bahamas) vice-president for pen-
sions, responding to the*Central Bank’s
2005 survey of Bahamian private pension
funds, told The Tribune: “The big picture
is that the participation rate is too low on
a national basis, just 26 per cent.”

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Bahamian workforce were covered by a
private pension plan, according to the
report, something Mr Gibson said meant
that too many Bahamians were ill-pre-
pared for retirement.

By not participating in private pension
schemes, they were forcing themselves to
rely on the-National Insurance Board
(NIB) for a retirement income — some-

thing it was never meant for — or on fam-
ily to support them and provide them with
an income sufficient to fund the lifestyle
they have become accustomed to while
working.

Mr Gibson pointed out that the major
industrialized countries have tried to get
participation in private pension schemes
up to a 70-80 per cent rate, so that “less of
a strain” is placed on national budgets

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ment’s annual spending going to cover
fixed costs such as wages, rents and emol- .
uments, there was very little room for it to
allocate extra funds to sort out the loom-
ing social security crisis.

“It’s just an untenable situation. It’s a
social nightmare 20-30 years down the
line,” Mr Gibson added. “If you look at
the last National Insurance Board actu-
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with its current configuration. It’ll be

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the week was FamGuard
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rose by $0.20 to close the
week out at $6.70, also a new
52-week high.

Down
On the down side, Consoli-

dated Water Company’s
(CWCB) share price fell by

$0.12 or 1.83 per cent to end
the week at $6.43.
The FINDEX continued its
' upward climb this week,

increasing by 8.09 points or
0.92 per cent, week-over-
week, to close at 890.81.
Year-to-date, the FINDEX is
up 20.04 per cent.

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There were no earnings
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companies during the week.
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‘CHANGE
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4,450 108.80%
0 11.84%
100 18.93%
1,250 2.65%
0 0.00%
0 113.71%
3,340 11.80%
18,250 - 44.12%
965 65.79%
470 3.60%
1,022 22.71%
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3,200 12.26%
0 34.55%
1,195 91.87%
3,400 5.74%
0 1.40%
500 16.86%
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FROM page 1

plement of rooms at the Sher-
aton, a full complement of
rooms at the Wyndham, for
the winter season,” Mr Sands
said.

“These are all reference
points that raise the standard
for is in the marketplace. Our
product offering is the best it
has been for many, many
years. The product is very
much improved.”

_ He*added that the Seaside
Buffet had been “completely
re-done”, with action stations
and a “very user friendly for-
mat” enhancing the resort’s
food and beverage offering. .

Meanwhile, Mr-Sands said
Baha Mar was still on track to
close the Nassau Beach Hotel
in the week beginning January
3, 2008, with the last guest
arrivals and reservations sched-
uled for that date.

He explained that the
resort’s closure would enable



»

the Cable Beach Resorts cam- -

pus to make way for “the foot-
print of a lot of the major
work” for the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment,
particularly the Caesar’s Enter-
tainment hotel and casino, and
the W resort.

Bookings for the Cable
Beach Resorts over the Christ-
mas and New Year period, Mr
Sands said, were “looking very
encouraging”, as were occu-
pancy levels.




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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 3B





Tourism arrivals off 4%
for first nine months

August, September increases not enough to offset declines in first seven months

Aaa

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

TOTAL tourist arrivals to
the Bahamas increased in
August and September against
2006 comparatives, Ministry of
Tourism data has shown, but
the increases were not enough
to offset the declines experi-
enced in the previous seven
months with arrivals still off 4
per cent at end-September.

For September 2007, the
data showed total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas — air
and sea — were up by 12 per
cent, with Nassau/Paradise
Island arrivals up some 20 per
cent during what is regarded

’ as traditionally the slowest

month in the Bahamian
tourism calendar.

Sources

Sources told The Tribune
that the Nassau/Paradise Island
increase was driven by Atlantis
snagging an exceptionally large
convention booking for that
month.

Meanwhile, total air and sea
arrivals to Grand Bahama for
September were up 13 per
cent, and for the Family
Islands were off by 3 per cent.
It is likely that one factor aid-
ing this performance was the
absence of any hurricanes dur-
ing Sertember.

Turning to air arrivals, for
September they were up 36 per
cent for the entire Bahamas,
Nassau and Paradise Island
ahead 48 per cent; Andros up
12 per cent, and air arrivals to
Inagua and San Salvador also
ahead.

Elsewhere, air arrivals were
down, with Abaco off 24 per
cent; the Berry Islands down
by 34 per cent; Bimini off 25
per cent; Cat Island down by
29 per cent; and Long Island
off by 62 per cent.

For the first nine months of

2007 to end-September, the
Ministry of Tourism data
revealed that total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas
remained off by 4 per cent
against 2006 comparatives.
» Nassau/Paradise Island
arrivals were down by 3 per
cent, Grand Bahama’s visitor
numbers were off by 5 per
cent; and the Family Islands
saw visitor numbers drop by 6
per cent.

When it came to air arrivals,
the higher-yielding stopover
visitors who spend more than
$1,000 per capita in the
Bahamas, total numbers com-
ing into Nassau/Paradise Island
for4 the first nine months of
2007 were down by S per cent,
while Grand Bahama was off
by 3 per cent.

As for cruise arrivals by first
port of entry for the first nine
months of 2007, total arrivals
to the Bahamas were down by
4 per cent. Cruise arrivals to
Nassau/Paradise Island were
down by 2 per cent, a number
mirrored by Grand Bahama,
while in the Family Islands
cruise arrivals were off by 8
per cent.

Trend

September, though, did its
best to reverse that trend, with
total cruise arrivals to the

Bahamas up by 5 percent. For °

Nassau/Paradise Island that
month, cruise arrivals were
ahead by 6 per cent because
the likes of Disney Cruises,
Carnival Cruises and Imperial
Majesty Cruises brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.

Caribbean

Royal Caribbean, mean-
while, brought in fewer pas-
sengers than the previous year,
but this was not enough to off-
set the overall increase.

On Grand Bahama, both
Carnival Cruises and Discov-

ery Cruise Line brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.

However, Family Island
cruise arrivals dropped by 1
per cent in September due to
Royal Caribbean taking few-
er passengers to Coco Cay, and
Disney Cruises also bringing
in fewer passengers.

The Disney Magic, though,
returned to Castaway Cay
from the Mediterranean at the
end of August 2007, while Car-
nival “brought in considerably
more passengers to Half Moon
Cay” in September than it did
the previous year.

FML Group of Companies Ltd.
is seeking to employ a

Marketing

Must be young, aggressive and energentic
with experience in marketing and public

relations.

Interested persons may fax their resumes
to 394-2193.

Please be informed that

Mr. Dominic Sturrup

is no.longer employed at
Diamonds International

and is not authorized to transact.
or conduct any business

on behalf of

Diamonds International’s
Clients, Staff or Stores.

Mr. Dominic Sturrup is in no way
associated with |
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PAGE 4B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007

RESORT PROJECT, from page 1

existing Stella Maris resort,
id “it is essential to the suc-
cess of the project” that Long
islanders and Bahamians
stepped forward to run and
operate many of its amenities.
lhe Port St George project
s certainly looking at in excess
of 300 sustainable jobs when
ihe development is finished,
id higher numbers than that
iuring the construction phase,”
\ir Moorcroft said. “We’re
very hopeful of breaking
ground on this in summer
'OUd.
‘We are looking for a situa-
ion where the Bahamians and
{ong Islanders themselves

want to come in and run the
bars, restaurants, dive boat
operations, car hire, retail and
marina. We don’t want to

bring people in.

“We believe it is essential to
the success of the project that
the Marina Village has all
these things init, but we don’t
want to run it. The project is
dependent on Long Islanders
being willing to say: “Yes, we
want to set up and run it’.”

The Government and devel-
opers will stage a Town Meet-
ing on the project and its
potential impact on Long
Island tomorrow night, Mr
Moorcroft confirming Tribune

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Business’s exclusive story on
July 18, 2007, that the Gov-
ernment had approved the
project in principle this sum-
mer.

“That approval is condition-
al on us meeting four criteria.
This is what we are working
on at the moment,” Mr Moor-
croft told The Tribune.

Two of those conditions
involve the Town Meeting and
submitting a full Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment (EIA)
to the Government, plus two
other conditions that Mr
Moorcroft declined to specify.

‘There are some environ-
mental issues that.we need to
address, and that is why we are
holding a Planning Charette
here on Long Island this
week,” Mr Moorcroft said.
“We will come up with and put
in a revised version of the mas-
terplan design to deal with any
environmental issues, and give
us a more detailed and better
version of what we did last
year.”

The Charette will allow
Long Islanders to voice con-
cerns and suggestions over the
proposed designs for Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights, and enable the devel-
opers to see whether they can
incorporate these in the fin-
ished masterplan. The devel-
opers are hoping to submit the
EIA to the Government by
next month.

The original masterplan for
Port St George, which is sub-
ject to change, called for a
development that features a
boutique hotel with 146
suites/villas; some 60 boutique
villas; plus waterfront lots of
1/3 of an acre and greater size,
with some 180 docking slips
for boats between 80-100 feet
in length, and a further 60 boat
slips for vessels between 40-60
feet in length.

Other components of the
original masterplan, developed
in summer 2006, call for some
306 residential lots between 1/3
to ? of an acre in size with a
golf course view; 61 oceanfront
residential lots; 331 multi-fam-
ily lots for either single family
or town homes with 200 boat
slips; 119 lakefront lots; 144

































multi-family, condo flats or
commercial plots; a beach club;
and Town Centre, which fea-
tures a yacht club, marina with
200 slips; casino; condo flats;
retail; restaurants; Customs
and Immigration posts; a Har-
bour Master’s office; and fuel
and docking facilities.

The Port St George devel-
opers will also provide a water
treatment and reverse osmo-
sis plant; golf course and golf
course clubhouse; athletic
fields; and nursery.

Design

However, Mr Moorcroft
reiterated that this design con-
cept was “bound to be varied
along the way”.

Pointing out that the Port St
George site covers land run-
ning from the Atlantic ocean
side of Long Island to Exuma
Sound, Mr Moorcroft added:
“The Port St George site incor-
porates Phase II, stage six of
the Stella Maris subdivision,
and 950 acres of new land.”

When asked how he and fel-
low Port St George director
and principal, Jonathan
Houghton, became interested
in the Long Island develop-
ment, Mr Moorcoft replied:
“It’s actually a rather strange
story.”

Explaining that the pair were
both UK citizens, he contin-
ued: “Myself and my co-direc-
tor in the project both live in
Andorra. A couple that also
lived in Andorra decided
they’d seen enough snow, and
took a second home in the
Bahamas. They bought on the
Stella Maris estate.”

The couple learnt that Joerg
Friese, owner and operator of
the Stella Maris, was looking to
retire and there was an oppor-
tunity to develop the unfin-
ished areas that had been first
included in that resort’s mas-
terplan. “They told us: ‘We
think we’ve stumbled on an
opportunity here, but property
development is what you do’,”
recalled Mr Moorcroft. After
receiving that news in Spring
2004, Mr Moorcroft and his
business partner got to work,
spending two years on the Port
St George project before
approval in principle was
granted in summer 2007.

. He explained that Caribbean
Heights was effectively a dif-
ferent, but complementary,
project to Port St George, and
would be situated on a site ear-
‘marked for hotel development
on the Stella Maris site plan of
40 years ago. This develop-
ment, though, had never
occurred.

The main principal behind
the Caribbean Heights project
was another UK citizen living
in Andorra, chartered survey-
or Mark Nash. Mr Moorcroft
said that while involved with
Caribbean Heights, he was the
“driving” force behind Port St
George.

Caribbean Heights, accord-
ing to information on the
developer’s website, was ini-
tially conceived as an 188-unit
condo hotel and spa, to be
located on an 18.8 acre site in
Phase III, section two, of the
Stella Maris subdivision.

“Caribbean Heights is con-
ditional on the Port St George
project going ahead,” Mr
Moorcroft said. “It’s not felt
economically viable for
Caribbean Heights to proceed

without the marina, the golf ©

course, at Port St George going

. forward. -

“The important infrastruc-
ture, the important facilities
that will bring, will make
Caribbean Heights become a
viable project.”

Ultimately, the agreement
with Mr Friese and his part-
ners will leave them still in con-
trol of the existing Stella Maris
Resort and Stella Maris Air
Service, while Mr Moorcroft,
Mr Houghton and their group
take over the land develop-
ment component with their
projects.

Mr. Moorcroft detailed his
history in property develop-
ment, which has been mainly
located in the UK. He added
that he had been working on a
146-unit residential develop-
ment in South Africa when the
Long Island opportunity came
up, and “exited that project
early” to devote his time to the
Bahamas.

“We’ve experience of pro-
jects outside the UK before.
We do try and stay with Eng-
lish-speaking countries, and
where property law is based
on English law,” Mr Moorcroft

said.

He added that if it went
ahead, Port St George would
provide a major boost to the
Long Island economy from its
sheer dollar impact, increased
visitor traffic and spending,
and enhanced employment
and entrepreneurial opportu-
nities for Bahamians and Long
Islanders.

Hoping that the project
would encourage Long
Islanders who had left in
search of employment to
return home, and provide jobs"
for graduates from the island’s
schools, Mr Moorcroft
acknowledged that Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights “will inevitably bring
change to certain aspects of
life”.

Yet having traveled exten-
sively throughout Long Island
over the past three years to
gauge residents’ opinions, Mr
Moorcroft said most were
“looking for and welcoming
investment in the island”.

\““We have consistently had
feedback that local people def-
initely want this, and we don’t
want to be putting together a
project that flies in the face of
local opinion,” Mr Moorcroft

Careful

“We’ve been as careful as
we can to listen to local sensi-
tivities, and work with these
local sensitivities in the project
we’ve put together. We’re very
encouraged by the positive
reaction we’ve heard from
Long Islanders who knew
about this project.”

He added: “The initial signs
are very encouraging. Long
Islanders are hard working,
industrious people, who are
very entrepreneurial. They are
not just interested in jobs, but
having opportunities to create
their own businesses.”

‘Mr Moorcroft said Long
Islanders with land near the
Stella Maris resort were look-
ing to construct housing for
construction and full-time
workers who would be
employed at Port St George
and Caribbean Heights, will
purchasers of lots in the Stella
Maris subdivision were look-
ing to do the same thing:

' said.

CFA Society of The Bahamas

2007/2008 Officers & Directors

President

Kristina M. Fox, CFA

CIT Holdings Ltd

PO Box SS-19140, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501 Fax: (242) 363 1502

Email: kf@cit.co.uk

Vice-President

David Ramirez, CFA

Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.

PO Box N-4873, Nassau Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 2217 Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirez@pictet.com

Treasurer

Christopher Dorsett, CFA

Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax: (242) 302 8569

Email: Christopher.a.dorsett(@citigroup.com

Secretary

Sonia Beneby, CFA

ScotiaTrust

PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502.5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: sonia.beneby@scotiatrust.com

Programming

Karen Pinder, CFA

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinder@efgbank.com

Education

Pamela Musgrove, CFA

Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.

PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmusgrove@cfal. com

Warren Pustam, CFA

Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.

PO Box N-4873, Nassau Bahamas

Ph: (242) 302 2222 Fax: (242) 327 6614

Email: w_pustam@hotmail.com

Membership

Geneen Riviere

Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930, Nassau, Bahamas

Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
Email: geneen.riviere(@pearl-investment-
management.com

Past President

David Slatter, CFA

KPMG

PO Box N-123, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007

Email: dslatter@kpmg.com.bs

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Presentation: Larry R. Gibson, CFA

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Thursday, November 29" 2007

General Meeting

Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited

Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00

(If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to: CFA.

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Reservations:
November 27, 2007
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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - by Tuesday

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*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members

Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, is Vice President -
Pensions, Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Colonial Group Intemational Ltd, which owns Atlantic Medical Insurance Ltd and
is a major shareholder of Security & General Insurance Company in The Bahamas.

He is a veteran executive within The Bahamas’ financial services sector, having held
senior executive positions in both international and domestic organizations.

Mr. Gibson has served on numerous public and private sector boards throughout his
career and currently serves as a Director of Commonwealth Bank Limited; Chaitman
of the Finance Committee of St. Andrew’s School; and a member of the Anglican

Church Diocesan Finance Committee,

He is a regular speaker on financial and economic matters and authors the weekly

column ‘Financial Insight’ in a local newspaper.

Mr. Larry R. Gibson, CFA, is a founding member of the CFA Society of The
Bahamas, formerly named Bahamas Society of Financial Analysts.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 5B



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Forty per cent revenue | sicie-swigetaid

earned means fuel tax
drop by government
is unlikely

THE Government will not
decrease the revenues and
stamp duty it earns on fuel
imports because some 40 per
cent of its revenues come from
this and other auto sources, an
economic think-tank has sug-
gested, meaning any taxation
shift will be “painful”.

In its latest commentary on
higher electricity and gas
prices, the Nassau Institute
said there was no immediate
solution to the Bahamas’ prob-
lems of rising gas prices, as this
nation “did not get into the
predicament of over reliance
on the automobile over night”.

Gas prices at the pump are
likely to inch ever-closer to $5
per gallon, currently standing
at an average of $4.51 per gal-
lon, and the Nassau Institute
_ said the Bahamas’ increasing

fuel bill was likely to further
pressure the external reserves,
leaving less money available
for commercial and consumer
loans.

This contraction in credit, it
warned, could in turn slow
down the overall Bahamian
economy.

The Nassau Institute said:
“The Government gets about
40 per cent of its revenue from
imports of fuel, vehicles and
related products. This is a sig-
nificant figure, and it will be
painful to change this revenue
stream over the near term.

“To do so we will have to
make some hard choices. The
shortfall in revenues from auto
and fuel imports will have to
be offset by higher payroll, val-
ue added, sales, income or oth-
er taxes. And any changes
must be done in a way that
preserves our low-tax status.

“Of course, the best solution
to lack of government revenue
is to spend less but this option
is rarely considered by our
politicians.”

To combat the problem, the
economic think-tank suggested
that the Government should
do nothing except use moral
persuasion to encourage con-
sumers to save on energy use
and fuel purchases by being
efficient and using alternative
options.

It also suggested that the
Government fix the jitney sys-
tem, adding that to apply high-
er taxes to fuel or auto imports
was not the answer, especially
with the Bahamas likely to
accede to full membership in
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO).

Instead, the Nassau Institute
urged consumers to solve the
problem themselves, car pool-
ing on school and work runs,
using bicycles and walking on
short trips from the office.

It added: “If we improve the |

transit system more people will
use the bus. At present, relying

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on the jitneys means enduring
long wait times, inconvenient
connections, unreliable service,
unsafe driving and rowdy
behaviour. These are some of
the main reasons given by
Bahamians for 'needing’ a car.

“We can also down-size and
modernise the vehicles we dri-
ve. Our streets are narrow, so
larger vehicles make passing
and parking difficult at best —
not to mention the fact that
they use more fuel to travel
the same distances.

“Of course, many vehicles
produced today offer better
fuel economy, but unlike the
country's pension managers we
should not propose that gov-
ernment restrict the import of
older vehicles as they propose
that government mandate that
all Bahamians have pensions
managed by them. That would
not support public policy based
on the principles of liberty and
free trade. Competition and
choice is important for con-
sumers in the long run, and
public policy should not be a
tool for special interest.”

The Nassau Institute added:
“We can consider alternative
fuel vehicles (like hybrids)
when they become available
to our market. Unfortunately,
manufacturers won't export
these vehicles now because of
concerns about servicing the
hi-tech equipment, and

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emergency officials need spe-
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accidents. But as technology
advances these vehicles may
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“These simple strategies may
not solve our problems in the
short-term, but we did not get
in the present shape we are in

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“However, these small steps
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Prime Minister last week.

Both the Office of the Prime
Minister and Earl Deveaux,
minister of works, transport
and utilities, are now in pos-
session of the report.

Mr Symonette, who was act-
ing prime minister while Mr

- Ingraham was away at the

Commonwealth Heads of
Government meeting in Ugan-

_da, told The Tribune: “The

report was delivered to the
Prime Minister last week. We
have not reviewed the report
yet.
“The report makes certain
recommendations that have to

be considered by the Govern- *
‘ment, and it will make its deci-

sion in due course.”

A preliminary report by
Ecorys had been issued previ-
ously to the Government and
the private sector, who made a
number of recommendations
to the consultants. They then
went away and attempted to
incorporate them into the final
report, which the Government
now has.

Sources close to the joint
public and private sector task
force working on the port facil-

ities’ relocation said it would

haye to “forcefully present”
the Ecorys recommendations
to the Government.

It is understood that any
project to relocate the port
facilities would be self-financ-
ing, probably through a bond

_ issue, and not involve any gov-

ernment or public sector fund-
ing and guarantees.

Relocating all the commer-
cial shipping facilities to a new
port somewhere else on New
Providence has been regarded
by many as a vital first step in
revitalizing a declining down-
town Nassau and Bay Street,
alleviating traffic congestion
and removing the unsightly,
unattractive trailer trucks that
crowd the roads as they enter
and exit the shipping compa-
nies’ premises.

The former Christie admin-
istration had commissioned the
Ecorys report, having zeroed
in on a location between
BEC’s Clifton Pier power plant
and Commonwealth Brewery
as a perfect site for a new port.

In turn, that proposed port
site was also tied into the road-
re-routing of south-west Bay
Street around the South Ocean

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Notice is hereby given that the above-named
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Corp. Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

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| BUSINESS

Port relocation

and Albany projects, and the
creation of a new road that
would serve as the main access
for that port site.

However, since its election
on May 2, 2007, the Ingraham-
led FNM administration has
sent out mixed signals regard-
ing the proposed port left
behind by its predecessor gov-
ernment, especially the south-
west location.

Freudian slip or not, Mr
Ingraham’s remark in his first
press conference after taking
office that the south-west port
was an “idea that has gone

' with the previous government”

was the first in a series of sig-
nals that the FNM administra-
tion was less keen on it than
its predecessor.

Alternative port locations
have also experienced renewed
discussions under the new
administration.

Then a July 24, 2007, meet-
ing at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, chaired by Mr Symon-
ette, deliberated proposals
advanced, in particular by Jim-
my Mosko and John Bethel,
of Bethel Estates, to relocate
downtown Nassau’s commer-
cial shipping facilities to
Arawak Cay, plus create an
‘inland terminal’ at Gladstone
Road.

The latter was seen as reliev-
ing 75 per cent of cargo traffic
in downtown Nassau, as ship-
ping containers could be busses

‘there after the normal business

day ended, broken down and
goods recovered by their recip-
ients or shipped to their bases.

Notes of that meeting, which
were obtained by The Tribune,
described Mr Symonette as
saying that an interim solution
to downtown Nassau’s ship-
ping and traffic problems was
needed, and that relocating
shipping facilities to a south-

‘west port or another site would
‘ take too long.

Mr Symonette’s involvement
at the meeting sparked conflict
of interest allegations, angrily
denied by the deputy prime
minister, from the opposition
PLP because his family estate
acts as landlord to some of the
shipping companies, including
Pioneer Shipping.

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Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 7B



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Albany seeks 1600 construction workers

The $1.3 billion mixed-use

Albany will be hosting a two- _

day Job Fair at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium on Tues-
day, November 27,, and
Wednesday, November 28, to
help find some of the 1600 con-
struction workers it will need
over the next five years. The
developers are hoping to break
ground on the project in Janu-
ary 2008.

The Fair is.being held in con-
junction with the Department
of Labour, the Bahamas Con-
tractors Association (BCA)
and the Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute
(BTVI).

“This Job Fair could not
have come at a better time,”
Director of the Department of
Labour, Harcourt Brown, said.

Citing the fact that most con-
struction workers are not usu-
ally permanent, Mr. Brown
said he anticipates a sizable
turn out, as the Atlantis project
is almost completed and most
construction workers will be
seeking employment with oth-
er developments.

The Albany project is set to
create 1600 construction jobs
over the next five years. Some
600 full-time and part-time
positions are also expected to

be filled as soon as they break
ground.

The Department of Labour
will be responsible for the reg-
istration of all job-seekers. This
aspect of their partnership, Mr
Brown said, will be managed
by their employment exchange
programme officers. At the
Fair officers from the Depart-
ment will be involved in the
pre-screening persons to
ensure that the appropriate
skills are documented for the
appropriate position with
Albany.

Others will be automatically
entered into the skills data
bank, a data base that was
established by the Government
to record statistical informa-
tion of the skilled and unskilled
labour available inthe
Bahamas, and to
assist Bahamians by placing
them in jobs suited for their
proficiency. Employers can
also register with the data bank
to source prospective employ-
ees if they have a vacancy.

The Department of Labour
will also be making special
arrangements with employ-
ment exchange programme
officers for Family Islanders to
be attended to through
“express lanes”.

The Bahamas Contractors
Association will be assisting at
the job fair with the objec-
tive of ensuring that Bahamian
contractors are given a fair
opportunity.

“We have partnered with
Albany to make sure that
Bahamian contractors are giv-
en equal opportunity to par-
ticipate in the construction of
this mega development,” said
president of the BCA, Stephen
Wrinkle.

Acknowledging the fact that
it is publicly perceived that
most contracts have already
been awarded; Mr. Wrinkle
said: “At this point, there is
opportunity for every capable
contractor in this project. We
will be standing side by side
with Bahamian contractors to
ensure a seamless transitions
and equal opportunities at all
levels with the Albany project.

“We are excited that
(through the Albany project)
Bahamian contractors will be

‘building $50 million homes for

some of the wealthiest and
most famous people in the
world.”

Dennis Attfield, Director of
the Bahamian Technical and
Vocational Institute, said
BTVI will be ascertaining

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & Co.

COUNSEL & ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW * NOTARIES PUBLIC

is pleased to announce that

Cheryl I.
Whyms

has been made a Partner in the Firm.

Nassau Chambers

Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
P.O.Box N-272
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4130
Fax: (242) 328-1069

The First Commercial Centre
3rd Floor, Suite 9
P.O.Box F-42451

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 351-7474
Fax: (242) 351-7752

JOB OFFERINGS

‘A leading retailer is seeking the services of:

¢ Accountant

¢ Internal Audit Clerk

¢ General Accounting Clerks (2)
Requirements:

General:

Candidates must be competent, honest, efficient, of high integrity, proficient
in electronic data entry and possess good oral & written communication skills.

Specific:

Accountant must possess a valid certificate from the A.LC.P.A. or equivalent

professional body,
finance,

a university degree in accounting,
and at least 3 years experience performing the functions of a

bus. admin., or

corporate accountant. Must have demonstrated good leadership, supervisory,
accounting and financial statements preparation skills in former engagements.

Internal Audit Clerk must possess an associate degree in any of the aforementioned
disciplines, and at least 2 years experience performing account analyses and
reconciliations, cash and inventory physical counts, and other related functions.

General Accounting Clerks must possess a certificate in general office practices,
high school diploma, and BGCSE in Maths & English (grade C or better).

Salary and benefits commensurate with level of certification,

experience and skills.

education,

Only Bahamians need apply |

Send resume to: seekingtalentedbahamians@gmail.com



information as to skills avail-
able in the Bahamas.

"BTVI is excited about the
Fair. We have a new appren-
ticeship programme that will
be certifying students within
three months. Currently BTVI
trains, certifies persons in the
area of masonry, dry walling,
carpentry, painting, tiling, air-
condition repair, welding, elec-
tronic engineering etc.," Mr
Attfield said.

Albany was given approvals
for construction earlier this
year for phase one of its devel-
opment, which includes a mari-
na and a water park.

Individuals and companies
are being asked to come to the
Job Fair prepared with their
qualifications and their port-
folios, as the main objective of
the fair is to recruit and docu-
ment people for jobs available
with the construction of
Albany for immediate and
future positions. Persons are
also asked to bring proof of
citizenship, or proof of their
right to be employed in The
Bahamas.



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WACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably ~

qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and .

Interconnection and will be responsible for all sonnet and ee matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission. \ = <*s sae

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 a
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission. :

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.

11.

12.

13.

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 asia
legislation related thereto.

. Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance

with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC.

. Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on legal matters regarding

interconnection.

. Provide legal opinions on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and

analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

. Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent

activity on BTC’s network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

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

competent jurisdiction

. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the

Company

. Assist in the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects

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
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory & Interconnection.

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
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

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

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

RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY


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The College of The Bahamas
International Conference and Art Exhibition

Online Registration

Available to all current students

Beginning Monday, 26'" November,
2007





Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
Telling the Story |

February 21-23, 2008 Nassau, The Bahamas

Art Exhibition

February 15-23, 2008

Guidelines for Artists











ADVISEMENT
¢ Have your assigned advisor advise you
for your Spring 2008 courses
¢ Ensure your advisor authorizes your
courses













The Conference on the Abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling
The Story, invites all artists to submit up to three (3) artworks executed in any
medium for showing at the conference February 21-23, 2008.



ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS
-* Log onto www.cob.edu.bs/Register

¢ Read or download instructions on Online
Registration




The exhibition will open on Friday, 15 February, 2008 at 6.30 in the evening
at the Performing Arts Centre at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field
Campus.














All artwork should be sent or brought to the Pro Gallery which is located in the
S Block at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field Campus one (1) week prior
to the opening of the exhibition. Please address all artworks to Mrs. Joann
Behagg or Mr. John Cox. ae



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All artists should give an indication of how they would wish their 3D pieces
to be displayed. Photographic images would assist us in determining your
display needs.









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* Print your schedule and bill
¢ Pay your bill (Cash or cheque with Chekard)

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of the artists (packing, shipping, and customs duty, etc.) to and from The
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email: jbehagg@cob.edu.bs
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Effective Management in Public and Private Entities









The School of Sacial Sciences of The College of The Bahamas in-
vites members of the public and private sectors to join our College/
University community as ‘change agents’ of the Twenty-first Century,
working in partnership for national development.






Individuals: This is your chance to ready your thinking and skills to
seize 21st century opportunities and be someone who is proactive
and makes things happen.








Employers: Discover ways of creating first class resources to in-
crease your organization's ability to compete in a rapidly changing For details, contact
global economy. Chair
























School of Social Sciences ‘
Prospective students and participants have these options: Pia . :
* Pursue the BA Degree in Public Administration Dr Silvius Wilson Rehearsals: Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
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UUs | €=6=—« Performances: Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service * Spring Concert *Color of

Harmony * College , Local & International
Events —

Prograrnmes are conducted in a progressive environment which
takes into consideration:

Needs of individuals through small group interaction
‘Bottom line’ of organizations through exposure to planning-
strategic and long-range and total quality management
Major contemporary issues of organizations; e.g. training needs
occasioned by the challenges of globalization

* Issues relating to sustainable development

Public/Private Sector Partnerships [PPPs]












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thuiedey and lecture

MERRY MULTI-CULTURAL
thursday CHRISTMAS

CHINESE NEW YEAR

DRUMFEST - A drum summit regrouping
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams
January 30' JUNKANOO ART — des: designing and pasting

costumes - WORKSHOP a.
February 7 PANEL Dibyvaslon: Tourism and
Thursday .



Organization & musical direction: 1. Moss ;
ILCL, Foreign Lang. Dept. members and COB
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Video of Montreal T/ JAM by I. Moss
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Presentation on Roman history background by
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Slide show by 1. Moss, F. Leger ot on guitar, J.
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7PM
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presentation: Leger, SCCA Munnings Room 2
Slide show on Bahamian Musicians and New Performance Center?
Entertainers by I. Moss

Slide Show by I.Moss; participation of German- Munnings Room 2

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LIBRARIES &
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
SERVICES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals

_ for the following position:

1, LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II, LAW LIBRARY

The Law Library of The College requires a highly
motivated, tactful, people-friendly, innovative, detail-
oriented person to provide paraprofessional, administrative
and basic reference assistance. Clientele will include
students and faculty of the LL.B Programme, as well as
members of the legal profession and the general public.

The successful candidate will perform all duties with
minimal supervision, assisting with the overseeing of the
day-today activities and programmes of the Branch in the
absence of the Branch head, so good judgment and
professionalism is essential. In addition, he/she will direct
the activities of library assistants and part-timers and will
assist with their training and appraisal. Regular written
reports are required.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Unit Supervisor, the position
performs a variety of paraprofessional duties with minimal
supervision. These include supervision of library
assistant(s), preparation of written and oral
reports/correspondence, planning and organizing job
activities, which demonstrates skills such as decision-
making, good judgment and knowledge of library and
college policies and procedures. Further, overseeing the
maintenance: of collections, participation in the
development of policies, services and programmes, and
overseeing the day-to-day activities and programmes of
the Unit in the absence of the Unit Head are to be
undertaken. The position works closely with all Units to
ensure the delivery of a high standard of service to patrons.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1. Provides evening and Saturday reference services.

2.. Directs the activities of Library Assistants, and assists
in their appraisal.
Assists in the Unit’s budget preparation.
Assists with the updating of policies and procedures
manuals.
Responds to reference questions received from patrons
by telephone and in person.
Supervises part-time, evening and weekend staff.
Ensures the enforcement of library policies and
procedures.
Assists with storage and access to all library resources,
e.g. books, microfilm, CD-ROM databases, microfiche
and related equipment.
Conducts research in support of the Unit’s work.

. Assists with the conduct of research and the
compilation of bibliographies.

, Assumes responsibility for deposit of funds collected
in the unit.

. Issues library passes.

. Organizes work schedules for library clearance.

. Handles 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.

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25.
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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) years
of experience working in the craft area, OR have a trained
Teacher’s Certificate with specialization 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:

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

Please note that applications are available on The
College’s website: www.cob.edu.bs

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Bahamas faces ‘social nightmare’ over pensions

process [of reform] ASAP.”
Mr Gibson added that while
the Bahamas currently had a
relatively young population,
this nation’s “skewed demo-
graphics” meant that the ratio
of active workers to retirees
was set to decrease, meaning
there would be fewer NIB con-
tributions coming in per pen-

NOTICE

FROM page 1

depleted by 2029, so that will
put even more pressure on the
social security system.
“There’s very little policy
flexibility any government has,
so we really need to start this

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN-
VESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED hereby
gives notice to the public of the resignation of Mr.
Cornelius A. Smith as President and Director of
the Company effective 30th October, 2007.

Dated this 21st day of November A.D., 2007.

























Vacancy
Announcement

Blue Shark Golf Course is currently
accepting applications for the position of




EXECUTIVE CHEF/
RESTAURANT MANAGER

Applicants should have a minimum of an
Associate degree in Management and a
Chef Certificate from an.accredited.Culinary
Institute locally in the Bahamas or in the
USA or Canada along with 3 years expeeri-
ence as a Chef and Manager.






Specific experience with an upscale restau-
rant in cooking, menu preparations, devel-
opment and design for American, Canadian
and European tourists, the highest interna-
tional service stanards, proper health and
cleanliness practices, meal presentation,
purchasing and stocking of products and
supplies. Knowledge of golf course res-
taurant service and food preparation is a
must. Leadership and supervisory skills are
required.

To apply call 424-6932

Bist

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 23 November 200 7

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

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

Bahamas Supermarkets

Furid Name
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.364794"
3.5388"**
2.938214"*"
1.279370°**
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Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

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

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. » Number of total shares traded today

DIV $~ Dividends por share paid in the last 12 months

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

(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

sioner’s outgoing benefits. Fur-
ther pressure on the existing
system would come from the
fact that many people were
going to retire at the same
time.

“The average NIB cheque is
less than $300 a month, so I
don’t know how people are
going to live on that alone, giv-
en inflation,” Mr Gibson
added.

The other area exposed by
the Central Bank report, he
said, was that the Bahamas
“needs a pensions regulator
like yesterday”.

“It’s really disgraceful when
you have such a large percent-
age of assets — 16 per cent of
GDP — and no regulator,” Mr
Gibson said of the Bahamian
private pension funds indus-
try, which has approaching
some $1 billion in assets under
management.

Pensions acted as income
replacement in retirement for
the salaries persons earned
when employed, Mr Gibson
said, and for 90 per cent of
retirees they acted as effec-
tively their only source of liq-
uid cash.

He added that all Bahami-
an pension fund administra-
tors and investment managers
“should be licensed, regulated
and qualified to do the job-they
are doing”.

Mr Gibson said the Central
Bank report showed that “31
per cent of the funds are
administered in-house by peo-
ple who may or may not be
qualified to manage them.
That’s a striking number.

“There’s an onerous fidu-
ciary responsibility that in
some cases might not be met if
no one governs how you do it.
We want to ensure the securi-
ty of pension assets. They
should be segmented totally
from the working assets of the
employer.”

Mr Gibson said the Pension
Commission that regulated the
sector in Bermuda, for exam-
ple, had moved to ensure that
all pension plans sponsored by
local and international compa-
nies based on the island came
within its remit by forcing them
to have a Bermuda-based
administrator.

However, Mr Gibson said
that one encouraging trend
highlighted by the Central
Bank report was that the per-
centage of private pension
fund assets invested in higher-
yielding equities was at an all-
time high of 31 per cent.

While they still lagged
behind their US and UK coun-
terparts, which had 60 per cent
and 85 per cent of their invest-

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NAV - Net Asset Value

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BAHAMAS FIRST
HOLDINGS LIMITED

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS
First Holdings Limited
hereby notifies all its shareholders that

Bahamas

an Extraordinary Meeting of the Share-
holders will be held on Wednesday, Sth
December, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at Baha-
mas First Centre, 32 Collins Avenue,

Nassau, The Bahamas.



THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY

PUBLIC NOTICE

TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF DRUGS
RELATED ITEMS

Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for. the Public
Authority and the Ministry of Health,
‘The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The Tender Document, which includes instruction to
the Tenderers along with other relevant information,
can be collected from the Bahamas National Drug
Agency, Market & McPherson Streets, Monday
through Friday 9a.m. - 5p.m.

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package idenified as ‘Tender
for the Supply of Drug and Related Items” and
addressed to:

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
1st Floor, Manx Corporate Centre/Dockendale House
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must be received at the above address
on or before 5p.m. Friday, December 21st, 2007. A
copy of a valid business license and National
Insurance Certificate must accompany all
proposals.

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all Tender(s).



meee

Daily Vol. EPS Yield

0.400
0.260
0.020
0,090
0.040
0.240
0.080
0.260
0.050
0.020
0.240
0.570
0.470
0.133
0.000
0.200
0.590
srarararpnnensts teneeconacs 0.600
Last Price : Div $
1.185 13.4
0.480 NM
0.000 N/M

2006 34:47%

: ds divided by closing
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

* - 16 November 2007
**~ 30 June 2007
*** 31 October 2007
eee* 31 July 2007





Hospitals | J.

8.6
soi cae meer WS

ments respectively in equities,
Mr Gibson said the trend was
positive for the Bahamas
because “pension’ funds are a
powerful tool not only for the
securities market, but for
national development”.

With pension fund assets act+
ing as pools of capital for
domestic investment and
financing economic expansion,
Mr Gibson said the Bahamas’
challenge was to find more
investment opportunities for
them, as too high a percentage
of their assets was still in low-
er-yielding cash.

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
ict-le Merde /e) sl
on Mondays

position
available

The Cove @ Atlantis Resorts
Registered Nurse — Full Time

Responsibilities:

@ Provide primary and minor emergency medical
care

e Administration of medication, oxygen,
intravenous fluids as indicated and outlined in the
clinical Protocol Manual

e Provide accurate and comprehensive medical

reports as required

Requirements:
| @ Holderof current Bahamian licence
e Must have at least three years experience post...
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e have current BLS & ALS Certification
e Must be responsible, have good communication
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THE
MEDICLINIC

CV should be sent via
e-mail to mary.epcotmedical
@coralwave.com by
November 31%, 2007.

se UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Limited is seeking a suitably
qualified individual to join their growing and
dynamic team as a:

Facility Specialist

This position is open to candidates with a
minimum of 3 years experience and
certification in electrical, plumbing & air-
condition repair & maintenance.

Main responsibilities to include:

* Traditional tasks of building management;

¢ Oversee all preventative maintenance
programs;

¢ Carry out technical interventions;

¢ Oversee maintenance-service providers;

* Oversee churn projects, documentation and
accounting;

¢ Support bank operations with a wide variety
of logistics services.

In addition, candidates must have experience
in report writing with basic working knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Excel. The ideal candidate
must be able to utilize knowledge & experience
to solve routine problems and reply to client
requests.

Interested persons meeting the above criteria
should apply in writing, enclosing a full resume
with cover letter, on or before November 30,
2007 to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com

;
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N 7757,
Nassau, Bahamas


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BUSINESS

Hotels « eyeing ‘strong’
December bookings

' FROM page I

over the US economic cll
tate,

© Concerns about the impact
fon US consumer contiderice,
{wealth and disposable incoiies
resulting from the US housing
(market slurnp and ‘suo-piiitte
‘mortgage crisis are why the
‘Bahamian hotel industry is not
jooking too far into the New
‘Year to assess its prospects.

- Mr Comito said that while
it looked like Bahamian hotels
and BHA members would
‘enjoy a better Christmas than
in 2006, he added that the
‘anticipated performance was
still likely to be below the
oecupancies, room rates, rev-
enues and-profits derived sey-
ral years ago when the
‘Bahamas experienced some

“We're anticipating that we
will be up a few points over
last year, definitely on occu-
pancies, but one has to put that
into context. It’s mot where we
were a few years ago, when we
had some strong years. It’s
encouraging, bui not at the lev-
el of a couple of years‘ago,”
Mr Comito added.

Aiding December 2007's
hotel industry performance, he
added, were additionalroom
iaventorv comme back on line
through some 300 rooms and
two towers at the Wyndham
resort; the return of 350 rooms
at the rebranded Sheraton
resort, and the Christmas
debut of The Cove, Atlantis,
wich was not i operation this
time last year.

“These factors are con-
tributing to a stronger Decem-
ber, and there’s been increased

-marketing by both the public

to said

The Bahamas would als«
experience a “net gain” on its
room inventory early in 2008
wiiht the opening of the Resi
dences at Atlantis. the 497
room joint venture between
Kerzner luternationatr aia
Yurnberry Associates. ‘This
though, would be somewhat
offset by the loss of 400 rooms
trom the Nassau Beach Hotel’s
closure.

“We just don’t know what is
going to happen witi the US
economy and weather, bul
were hoping we’ve halted o1
reversed the trend line we
were on,” Mr Comiito said

“Our biggest challenge going

forward is diversifving the
room inventory, because our.

inventory is clearly stacked al
the mid/high to none end ot
market appeal. We do have
some challenges in filling the

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 118





NDEPENDENT
SALES
PERSONS

HEDE D

@ Excellent opportunity
for you to control your

e You are limited only to

your potential
e Flexible hours available
e Excellent commissions

ay

and benefits

‘strong years. and private sectors,” Mr Comi- > mid-market appeal.

Employment Opportunities | |

New retail business seeks male and female sales per-




























e Must have a proven track record in sales

e Professional appearance a must

e Must have reliable transportation

e Ability to meet and adhere to strict deadlines
e Excellent written and communication skills. .

sons for immediate employment. An attractive base
plus a weekly commission and uniform. are provided
Interested persons should contact Mr. Mcintosh by
telephoning 454-6380 to make an appointment for an
interview. Applicants should bring the following docu-

ments to the interview: Apply in writing to ®

Sales Representatives
Box PM-1
C/O The Nassau Guardian
P.O. Box N-3011

’






a) Valid Passport
b) Police Certificate (Record)

c) National Insurance Card Nassau |
d) Health Certificate Bahamas |
a= enn sp : Si SS libivi i |

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FIRST IN INSURANCE. TODAY. TOMORROW.





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Preschools, Primary Schools, Junior High Schools,
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All Age Schools, Special Schools
Post Secondary Institutions & Tertiary Institutions

National Education

Census Day

Career opportunity for an ambitious
_ career oriented individual

Claims Advisor
Role & Responsibilities:

- Provide Customer service, advice and assistance to walk-
in customers and over the telephone

- Deal with agencies and other insurance companies

- Complete reports and input data

- Assist with subrogation

- Maintain Claims Bordereaux

- Assist with on-scene accident investigations

- Assistance with special projects

Qualifications:

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TP purpose of this survey is to pather
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the Chadd system of ssha easel in our pilin

- A.A. Degree in business or related subject —

- Experience useful but not essential

- On the job training will be provided

- Computer proficiency required

- Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal
skills required



roars may be collected from the Pianning and Research
Section of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture;
District Education Offices or downloaded
from www.bahamaseducation.com.

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and casualty
insurance company in The Bahamas and has an A- (Excellent)
Rating from A. M. Best, reflecting the company’s financial
stability and sound risk management practices. Compensation
If you have any questions regarding this exercise... commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.
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ALL FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY
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Complete and submit your forms before the deadline and prove that
YOUR INSTITUTION COUNTS!!!

Please apply before November 28th, 2007 to:

Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas First Corporate Services
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

or email to: careers@bahamasfirst.com
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Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on the 12" December, 2007at 3:00pm for the
purpose of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting. .

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:

NEW MASTER’S LICENCE FAMILY- ISLAND



LICENCE # NAME CLASS
NB/70/07 Cartwright Graeme S B
Gray’s, Long Island
NB/71/07 Knowles Glender A
P.O. Box AB-20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
NB72/07 Rolle Alfred R :)

Farmers Cay, Exuma

NEW MASTER’S LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE

ketars Js qd . sig 44
LICENCE # NAME ‘CLASS

NB63/07 Bain Warfield W B
P.O. Box SS-5331

Nassau, Bahamas

NB64/07 Flowers Jamaal D B
P.O. Box SS-19289

Nassau, Bahamas

NB65/07 Finley Donavan R B
P.O. Box N-490

Nassau, Bahamas

NB66/07 Kemp Clint A. B
P.O. Box CB-13290

Nassau, Bahamas

NB67/07 Lloyd Herbert 1 - B
P.O. Box Gt-2433

Nassau, Bahamas

NB68/07 Marshall Kended I A
Nassau, Bahamas

NB69/07 Stuart Duran L. A
P.O. Box N-8447

Nassau, Bahamas

NEW BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE

REG NO APPLICANT BOAT CLASS’ PASS USE
NAME

NB/149/07 Coast Shipline “M/V VI-Nais” A 0 Ro Ro Cargo
Limited 190ft
P.O. Box SP-64004 Steel Hull
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/150/07 ‘Nassau, Water “Sea Dod” D 1 Rental
Ferries & Services 2ft
Ltd Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/151/07 Nassau Water “Sea Doo” D 1 Rental
Ferries & Services 2ft ,
Ltd . Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/152/07 Nassau, Water “Sea Doo” . D. 1 _ Rental

Ferries & Services 2ft
Ltd . Scooter
Nassau, Bahamas

REG NO

NB/08/07

REG NO

NP: 2239,

* NP: 6388

NP: 923

NP: 886

NP: 4697

NP: 14

NP: 1500

% NP: 6815

NP: 1942

NP: 6758

NP: 2846

NP: 2497

* NP: 2822

NP: 2847

NP: 6733

NP: 6734

“NP: 211 >

NP: 964

NP: 3245

NP: 6736

NP: 6501

NP: 6284

NP: 378

NP: 379

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GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Ministry Of Maritime Affairs And Labour
PORT DEPARTMENT

NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATERCRAFT



JET NEW PR: ENCE
APPLICANT BOAT CLASS PASS
NAME
Lockhart Devonshaw No Name D 2
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas Jet Ski
RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE — PR ENCE
APPLICATION BOATNAME CLAS. PAS.
S S
Adderley Ezekiel “Capricom” B 34
Nassau, Bahamas 31ft
Fibreglass
Adderley Ezekiel “Capricom Ir” B 48
Nassau, Bahamas 33ft
Fibreglass
Booze Cruise Co Ltd “Bahamian Queen P.O. Box SS-19551 Yr’
Nassau, Bahamas 72h
Fibreglass
Booze Cruise Co Ltd “Good Tume I’ B 8
P.O. Box SS-19551 18ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers “Dreadnaught IT” A 33
P.O. Box SS-5004 42ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers ‘Dreadnaught VP? A 43
P.O. Box SS-5004 39ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahama Divers ‘“DreadnaughtIV” A 45
P.O. Box SS-5004 42ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Bahamas Charters Ltd ‘Lyford’ Lure” A 30
P.O. Box CB-13137 58ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Citsejam Ltd “Majestic Lady” B 330
P.O. Box N-1401 85ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dean’s Shipping Co “M/V Legend” A 0
P.O. Box EE-17318 180ft
Nassau, Bahamas Steel Hull
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Reef I” B 120
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas _ Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Sky Rider” B 30
P.O. Box SS-6257 30ft
Nassau, Bahamas Aluminum
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Islander II” B _—__200
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Reef II” B 120
P.O. Box SS-6257 53ft
Nassau, Bahamas Catamaran
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Islander I’ B 180
P.O. Box SS-6257 60ft
Nassau, Bahamas Aluminum
Dolphin Encounters Ltd “Majestic I” B . 125
P.O. Box SS-6257 60ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Johnson Michael & “My Own II” B 40
Catherine 35ft
Nassau, Bahamas Fibreglass
Johnson Rita “Ballyhoo” B 45
Nassau, Bahamas 44ft
Catamaran
Johnson Rita “Seaworld B 45
Nassau, Bahamas Explorer”
66ft :
Catamaran
Lyford Cay Watersports “Boston Whaler” B 8
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft -
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Wellcraft” B 8
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Master Craft” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 20ft
Fibreglass
Lyford Cay Watersports “Kayak I” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Lyford Cay Watersports “Kayak II” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike

GN-619

= ae wt tL

USE

2O a ae” ok coe te ce EB ee OE a RE tt

em ee

Rental

USE

Ferry
Boat .

Le eee ee

Ferry
Boat

ae oe oe

Charter

eat ota le, tid A TONSIL

Charter

Charter .

Cargo

Charter ‘

Charter

oe ate he

Charter

Charter

oo els es thee ae ther Abe bw

Charter

Charter

Boat —

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Rental

Rental

Rental
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CENCE —NEW.

REG NO

NP: 381

NP: 6471

NP: 2317
NP: 2318
NP: 2319
NP: 6498
NP: 6499
NP: 6500
NP: 6455
NP: 652
NP: 6412
NP: 2691

NP: 6610

. NP: 2663
6324
NP: 1069
NP: 6759
NP: 6554
NP: 6420
NP: 6425
NP: one
NP: 6476
NP: 6477
NP: 6478

_ NP: 6479
NP: 6480

NP: 6481

NP: 6482
‘
NP: 6483

NP: 6485

APPLICATION

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas ,

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Major Inez
P.O. Box SS-5414
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers, Services... ‘A
Oy ese

P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Seryices
P.O. ox SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

Newton Dion
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas’ -

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Waersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

BOATNAME CLAS PAS’ USE

“Kayak Ir’
8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak Iv”
8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak”
.8ft
Water Bike

“Kayak”
&ft

Water Bike

“Surf P?

8ft

- Windsurfers

“Surf I”
8ft
Windsurfers

“Surf I
Sft
Windsurfers

“Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

“Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

“Hobbiecats”
14ft
Sloops

“Water Bee”
8ft
Paddle Boat .

‘Fiesta IP’
65ft
Catamaran

“Ocean Breeze”
217ft
Steel Hull

“Tropic Breeze” _
160ft
Steel Hull

“Ocean Energy”
171 ft
Steel Hull

“Ander”
Steel Hull

“Atlantic Breeze”
199ft
Steel Hull

“Sea Trader”
179ft
Steel Hull

“Lil Nikita”
32ft
Fibreglass

“Blue Manta”
48ft
Catamaran

“Party Time”
45ft
Catamaran

“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes

“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes
“Barracuda”
8ft
Water Bikes

“Kayak IV”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XIV”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XII”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XII”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XI”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak XT”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kay: ak x”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak Iv”
10ft
Kayaks

“Kayak VII”
1Oft
Kayaks

S
D

S
2

250

40

120

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

REG NO
Rental NP: 6486
Rental NP: 6487
NP: 6466
NP: 6467
NP: 6469
Rental ‘
NP: 6470 °
—— NP: 6426
Rental NP: 6427
el NP: 6428
howe NP: 6429
= NP: 6433
Cargo
NP: 6434
Cargo
NP: 6456
Cargo
NP: 6457
Cargo NP: 6454
. Cargo NP: 6484
cme NP: 6458
Ferry 7
Boat NP: 6525
Charter
NP: 6526
Charter
NP: 6527
Rental
ental NP: 6528
Rental NP: 6529
eal _ NP: 6530
Rental . NP: 6531
Rental NP: 6532
Rental
NP: 6533
Rental
NP: 6419
Rental
NP: 6431
Rental NP: 6423
Rental NP: 6424
Rental NP: 6463

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 138

T LICENCE — f
APPLICATION BOAT NAME CLAS PAS
' §g 8
Neptune Watersports “Kayak VI’. D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 10h
Kayaks
Neptune Watersports “Kayak VII” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 10ft
Kayaks
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks D i
Nessau, Bahamas Sft
: Kayak I
Neptunes Watersports “Kayaks” D i
Ness, Bohomas s&h
Kayek 0
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8h
\ Kayak I
Neptune Watersports “Kayaks” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Kayak I
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8h
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8
Neptune Watersports “WaterBee” © 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
> : fost Y a - Paddle Boats... 2s <3. —
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas - 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee D 2.
Nassau, Bahamas ‘Sft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water Bee” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Paddle Boat
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas - Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water D 1
Nassau, Bahamas Hammocks”
8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 4
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Water Hammock” D 1
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Floats
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle D 2
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft .
Water Bike
Neptune ‘Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike
Neptune Watersports “Aqua Cycle” D
Nassau, Bahamas 8ft
Water Bike

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PAGE 14B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 , 2007



REG NO

NP: 6464

NP: 6461
NP: 6462
NP: 6453
NP: 6459
"NP: 899
NP: 6553
NP: 6624

NP: 2900

NP: 1668

NP: 116

NP: 1037

NP: 6737

_ NP: 3196
NP: 1206
NP: 2899
NP: 2932
NP: 6452
NP: 6451
NP: 2931
NP: 1934

NP: 2268

NP: 6285

NP: 6285
NP: 1823
NP: 1873
NP: 6301
NP: 6302
NP: 6303
NP: 6304

NP: 6305

APPLICATION

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Palmer Donald & Clarita

Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd

P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd

P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventure Ltd

P.O. Box Cb-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Power Boat Adventures

Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas ;
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

» “Aqua Cycle

BOAT NAME

8ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
Sft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
8ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
ft
Water Bike

“Aqua Cycle”
8ft
Water Bike

‘Miss Winchalor”
46ft
Fibreglass

“Total Package”
72ft
Catamaran

“Jet Surfrider”
30ft
Fibreglass

“Legitmate
Business”
37ft
Fibreglass

“Bong Dengue”
Aft
Landing Craft

“Legitimate
Business II”
40ft
Fibreglass

“Legitimate
Business ITI”
40ft
Fibreglass

“New Horizon”
60ft
Fibreglass

“Amberjack”.
98 ft
Steel Hull

gts
“Turbot”
85ft
Steel Hull

“Tug Snapper”
85ft
Steel Hull
“Tursiops”
40ft
Fibreglass

“Zambezi”
46ft
- Fibreglass

“White Bongie” .

“46 ft
Fibreglass

“Phoeconena”
40ft .
Fibreglass

“Black Coral”
40ft
Fibreglass

”»

“Youngdom
39ft
Fibreglass

“Floridanus”
48ft

“Floridanus”
48ft
Fibreglass

“Alien Orders”
27ft
Fibreglass

“7 eucas”’

» 35ft

Fibreglass

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub I

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 2

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 3

“Scooter Bike”
Sft
Sub 4

“Scooter Bike”
Sft
Sub 5

RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE —-NEW. PROVIDENCE

CLAS PAS

S Ss
D 2
D 2
D 2
D 2
D 2
B 85.
B 250
B 14
A 20
A 12
A 24
A 26
A 60
A 0
A 0
A 0
A 30
A 30
A 30
B 30
B 30
B 40
B 30
B 30
B 23
B 23
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

USE

Rental

Rental
Rental
Rental

Rental

Ferry
Boat
Charter
Tour

Boat

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Tug
Boat

Boat
Tug
Boat
Charter
Charter
Charter
Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter

Charter
Charter
Charter
Rental
Rental
Rental
Rental

Rental

THE TRIBUNE

RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE —-NEW. PROVIDENCE

REG NO

NP: 6306

APPLICATION

Stuart Cove’s Dive

‘ Bahamas

NP: 6307
NP: os
NP: 6309
NP: 6310
NP: 6311

NP: 2119

NP: 6358

NP: 4806
NP: 1732

NP: 2416

REG NO

NP: 164 ATE
(0.C)

NP: 157 ATE
(O.C)

NP: 910 NSB
NP: 911 NSB
NP: 134 ATE

NP: 609 ATW
NP: 167 ATE

NP: 608 ATW

NP: 166 ATE

NP: 804 BSC

NP: 803 BSC

NP: 819 BSC

NP: 145 ATE

NP: 816 BSC

NP: 805 BSC

NP: 505 SAN

NP: 801 BSC

NP: 800 BSC

NP: 900 NSB

Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove’s Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Peter & Yvette

P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Peter & Yvette

P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas

Tiki Island Co, Ltd
P.O. Box -4005
Nassau, Bahamas

United Cruises Limited

P.O. Box N-4005
Nassau, Bahamas

Wells Paul
P.O. Box EE-16193
Nassau, Bahamas

BOAT NAME

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 6

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 7

. “Scooter Bike”

5ft
Sub 8

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 9

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 10

“Scooter Bike”
5ft
Sub 11

“Miss Philette”
43ft
Fibreglass

“Lady Simone
53ft
Fibreglass

“Tiki Island”

_ 83ft

Steel Hull

“M/V Yellow Bird”
65ft
Catamaran

“Ninja”
20ft
Fibreglass

CLAS PAS
S S
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
D 1
B 715
B 155
B 450
B 300
B 19

USE

Rental

Rental

Rental

Rental

Rental

Ferry
Boat

Ferry
Boat

Charter

RENEWAL COMMERCIAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT
NEW PROVIDENCE

JET-S

APPLICATION

Bain Vivian J.
P.O. Box SB-5224
Nassau, Bahamas

Bain Vivian J
P.O. Box XB-5224
_ Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas

Daniels Reshato
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Hanna Eamest
Nassau, Bahamas

Hanna Earnest
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas

Lockhart Devinshaw
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith

Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Cynthia
Nassau, Bahamas

BOATNAME CLASS PASS

No Name D
oft
Jet Ski

No Name D
oft
Jet Ski

No Name D
oft
Jet Ski

No Name D
oft

Jet Ski

No Name D
oft

Jet Ski

No Name D
oft :

Jet Ski

No Name D
oft

Jet Ski

No Name | D
oft

Jet Ski

No Name D
oft
Jet Ski

No Name D
Jet Ski
No Name D
Jet Ski
No Name | D

Jet Ski

_ No Name D

oft
Jet Ski

No Name D
Oft ‘
Jet Ski

No Name D
Jet Ski

No Name D
oft

Jet Ski

No Name D
Jet Ski

No Name D
Jet Ski

No Name D

Jet Ski

2

USE

Rental

Rental

Rental

Rental

Rental
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THE TRIBUNE IWIN “are'Ft 26, 2007, PAGE 15B
GOVERNNMENT NOTICES
RENEW. CIAL PE R RENEWAL MASTER’S LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE
ADL W PRO ENCE ; ,
REG NO APPLICATION BOAT | CLASS’ PASS USE LICENCE # NAME CLASS
NAME
7387 Johnson Jamaine — A .
NP: PS6P.I Bahamas Best “Para-Sail” B 10 Parasail P.O. Box CB-13315
Watersports 28ft Only Nassau, Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6863 Premium
Nassau, Bahamas 7429 Lowe Raymond B
P.O. Box N-4388
Nassau, Bahamas
1177 . McCoy Marvin A
. : Nassau, Bahamas
NP: PS 7-P.I Bahamas Best “Para-Sail” B 10,*.: .
Watersports 28 Parasail 6145 Major Inez A
P.O. Box SS-6863° = Premium Only P.O. Box SS- 5414
Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
1108 Moore David L A
P.O. Box SS-6172
WAL CAL PERS: ATER Nassau, Bahamas
(BANANA BOAT) NEW PROVIDENCE
ANANA BOA WPRO 8306 McDonald TavazC. . B
Nassau, Bahamas
REGNO APPLICATION BOATNAME CLASS_ PASS USE
: 8258 North Sonny B
NP: BB 2-P.I Bahamas Best “Banana Boat” B 8 _ Banana Nassau, Bahamas
Watersports 17ft : Only
P.O. Box SS-6863 Boston Whaler 1144 Newton Deon B
: Nassau, Bahamas ie Nassau, Bahamas
NP: BB 3-P.I Bahamas Best “Banana Boat” B 8 Banana 6251 Palmer Basil D. B ‘
Watersports 178 Only Nassau, Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6863 _ Boston Whaler
Nassau, Bahamas 7969 Rolle Clifton A
P.O. Box CR-55314
Nassau, Bahamas
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F TER’S LICENCE 7431 Rolle Basil L. B
P.O. Box SS-19523
Nassau, Bahamas
LICENCE # NAME CLASS
8320 - Hanna Dario m A A
Fresh Creek, Andros 6137 Sweeting Stephen B.
P.O. Box N-10728
Duncan Town ,Ragged Island
8213 Smith Keith D. x
8287 Sears Sophia L. A _ P.O. Box N-9976
Freeport, Grand Bahama Nassau, Bahamas
8132 Sears Demetrius A 8023 Smith Valentino B
Freeport, Grand Bahama P.O. Box RE-17013
: . “ Nassau, Bahamas
6265 Major Leo A : “A
P.O. Box CT-30336
Clarence Town, Long Island:
6273 Saunders Scott E.W ~2
P.O. Box 1401 A “=
Nassau, Bahamas , ye
WAL MASTER’S LICENCE- NEW PROVIDEN
iy Lin tes : 6573 Stuart J: k: ™ . ‘ :
i LICENCE # _NAME CLASS P.O. Box N-433 . :
# N B
7275 Adderley Ezekiel L. A ee
P.O. Box N-3346 6499 Taylor Basil C.
Nassau, Bahamas " P.O. Box CR-55886 =
Ni Bah:
6723 Bower Nigel J.B A Sees
P.O. Box CB-13315 7495 Taylor Jeriad J. - A
Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
6654 Wells Paul B
. P.O. Box EE-16193
1297 B Wilto: :
: Naa Bal mn ig A Nassau, Bahamas | ,
6730 Watkins Michael G. A
. P.O. Box N-3712-
8339 Cartwright Cavan
P.O. Box BE-16611 8 Nassan, Bahamas
Nasige, Bebamas 7968 Wilson Dallas C. A
6684 Deveaux Harrison R. A P.O. Box N-458
P.O, Box N-19738 Nassau; Bahamas
B .
Nassau, Bahamas 7193 Moxey Joseph A. A
P.O. Box N-1531 Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
1141 Johnson Michael : . . ns
P.O. BoxN-8924 B yes Signed: (Captain Anthony J. Allens
Poyt Controller

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