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Residents afraid
to leave homes
after shoot-out

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



SOME Fox Hill residents
were afraid to leave their
homes yesterday after rival
gangs used the area’s park as
their personal shooting range.

According to eye-witness
reports, a shoot-out occurred
between a group of Fox Hill
men and members of an out-
side gang on Fox Hill Parade
shortly after 3pm on Thurs-
day.

As buses were unloading
students from various schools
at the main Fox Hill bus stop,
a car with three men pulled
up to the park.

One of them, armed with a
gun, got out of the car and
attempted to attack a Fox
Hill man.

The Fox Hill man,’ howev-
er, was surrounded by an
armed group.

A gunfight broke out
between the two parties, cre-
ating an atmosphere of chaos
and fear in the Fox Hill Park
area.

According to a 15-year-old
student, who witnessed the
incident, bullets were flying

through the air in all direc-
tions.

As the shoot-out escalated,
the two outside men drove
off, leaving their comrade
behind.

The man attempted to



240lbs.

and extremely dangerous.

Wanted for questioning

POLICE are asking for the public’s help in locating

ele hen Stubbs, aka Die and Tiger. He is 31 years old
lives in Ridgeland Park West.

T Aceardieg to police, Stubbs stands six feet and weighs

He is wanted for questioning in connection with the
murder of Samuel McKenzie, alias Mooshea.
Police yesterday warned that Stubbs is considered armed

make a run for it, but was
chased down by the group of
Fox Hill men, who reported-
ly “beat him bad.”

The injured man then
attempted to escape the area
on a jitney. After.one driver
sped off.to avoid having to
give him a ride, the injured
man jumped on the back of
another bus.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Chief Supt Glen
Miller, head of CDU, said
police had no reports of the
incident.

“This doesn’t mean that it
did not happen, but it is
something we have to look
into,” he said.

Witnesses said they did not
see any police officers at the
scene and believe that no
calls for assistance were made
to the nearby police station.

In the aftermath of this
shooting, some Fox Hill resi-
dents now fear for their safe-
ty.

The mother of a student,
who witnessed the shooting,
told The Tribune that her son
is scared to leave their home
to attend school.

“He only told me that
something is going to go
down,” the mother said.

This incident comes as the
number of violent crimes in
the country is reaching record
numbers and gang-related
crimes are becoming more
and more frequent.











Minister meets media over
Junkanoo charge furore

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

THE MINISTER of State for
Culture held a meeting with the
media yesterday after wide-
spread outrage over accredita-
tion charges for Junkanoo —
which have been partially
rescinded — described by some
media executives as “foolish”
and “ridiculous”.

Charles Maynard explained
to representatives from The
Tribune, The Nassau Guardian
and Bahama Journal, along with
several freelance photographers,

at the Ministry of Education
that there have been some mis-

charges his ministry announced.

for their accreditation.

Media houses assumed that }
this would mean their total bill :

SEE page nine

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham, Finance Minister Zhivargo Laing, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest, Senator Elma Campbell and FNM chairman John-
ley Ferguson view the body of Ronald “Renegade Kempie” Kemp at FNM headquarters yesterday.

. as thousands line up for last glimpse of Harl Taylor



AT PEACE: The nee of Harl Taylor in yester-

day’s Tribune

THOUSANDS of Bahamians lined up
be yesterday to take a last glimpse of flamboy-
“a\ ant designer Harl Taylor before his funeral
| today at St Agnes Anglican Church.

s| According to project manager at ‘A Sweet-
® ing Colonial Mortuary, Robin Sweeting,
| hordes of people were drawn all day to Mr
©) Taylor’s public viewing because of the

} unorthodox way his body was displayed.

| MrSweeting said he believes the remark-
4) able arrangement was done at the request of
Mr Taylor and obviously executed through
the direction of his mother.

Mr Taylor had been known to many as
one of the best, if not the best, showmen in
the country, a man who knew how to cap-
ture people’s imagination and attention.

The area surrounding his seated body was
decorated with his various awards and his
trademark handbags. His Cacique Award
was also on display. ®

The throng that gathered yesterday did
not disturb the private viewing of the fami-

SEE page nine

Mother hits out after daughter expelled from Junior Achievers

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

A MOTHER has hit out at
executive members of the
Junior Achievers programme
for failing to confer with her
before or after expelling her

Tribune Freeport
Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT — The Port
Lucaya Resort and Yacht Club
laid off 29 hotel workers yes-
terday, raising unemployment

According to an official press
release issued on Friday, the

: resort’s staff of 45 was reduced
: to 16.
“For the past four months

daughter from the project for
an alleged sexual offence
against another participant.

“I am trying to fully under-
stand and no-one wants to talk
to me,” said the concerned
mother.

She told The Tribune that she
is deeply disturbed that she had

employees have been working
one to three days as a result of
the reduced inventory of
saleable rooms and a general
lack of occupancy,” stated the
press release.

“The current inventory of 85
rooms is unable to support the
present staff complement of 45,
and therefore it is with deep
regret that we have found it
necessary to reduce the level of
staff to 16.”

Rembert Albury, general
manager of Port Lucaya Resort,

to find out from her 14-year-
old daughter after her expul-
sion that she was alleged to
have been involved in an inci-
dent in which another young
female participant in the pro-
gramme was said to have been
held down by a group of girls
and “molested.”

Freeport resort lays
off 29 hotel workers

conceptions regarding the :

The ministry initially released : @ BY DENISE MAYCOCK
a letter on Wednesday inform- ;
ing media companies that there :
will be a $50 accreditation fee :
per parade for journalists who :
cover Junkanoo, with the letter :
further declaring that photog- :
raphers and videographers will :
have to pay $300 fee per parade : !
: levels again on the island.

stated that separation cheques,

which include severance and
: cation denied on Thursday.

entitlement benefits, were pre-
sented to the workers.

“Since opening in August,
1993, the Port Lucaya Resort

team has grown to be a close- }
knit family, and I would like to :
: confirmed yesterday.

personally thank those who will

be leaving us for their hard :
work and dedication, and wish :
: of murdering Mario Miller on

them all the best for the future,”

SEE page nine

The mother feels there is
something “really wrong” with
the fact that none of the advis-
ers or administrators in the pro-
gramme called her to alert her

SEE page nine

Miller murder
accused denied
_ bail application

ONE of two brothers accused

: of the murder of Mario Miller,
: son of former Cabinet Minister

Leslie Miller, had his bail appli-

Ricardo Miller, alias Tamar

: Lee, appeared before Justice
: Jon Isaacs on Thursday but was

denied bail, Shavon Bethel of
the Attorney General’s Office

Ricardo Miller and his broth-
er Ryan Miller are both accused

SEE page nine _





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BAHAMAS INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURERS AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION

Union’s executive board members back
_ plan to reduce work week of line staff

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



~ EXECUTIVE board mem-
bers of the Bahamas Indus-
trial Manufacturers and
Allied Workers Union have
agreed to Morton Salt’s pro-
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week of line staff, The Tri-

bune has learned.

According a press release
issued by secretary general of
the BIMAWU Jennifer
Brown yesterday, subsequent
to.a meeting earlier in the
week the union has agreed
with Morton’s proposal to
reduce the work week for line
staff to a three day week for
the period of January 2008 to

e

March 2008.

However,. the union con-
tinues to insist that the indus-
trial agreement the two par-
ties entered into earlier in the
year be registered with the
Industrial Tribunal before
any amendments be made to
it.

She said the union has been
in contact with its attorney

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Obie Ferguson, and he has
agreed that is in the best
interest of the union workers
and of Morton that “this
arrangement be consummat-
ed.”

- The agreement was execut-
ed on July 11, 2007 but has
not yet been registered.

Mr Ferguson, who is also
president of Trades Union
Congress, explained to The
Tribune why the agreement
has not been registered.

“It wasn’t registered
because the Tribunal refused
to register it in the manner in
which it was presented. So
the Tribunal made some
observations on adjustments
that need to be made.

“We have been asking
(Morton) from July when we
signed the agreement (to reg-
ister it) but now that the com-
pany wants this irrevocable
clause for them.

“The union is willing to

agree to the three days pro-
posed by the company but
they are not willing to sign
any irrevocable clause
amounting to a supplemental
agreement to a document
that is not even yet regis-
tered.”

Earlier in the week, Mr
Fer told Tribune Busi-
ness that the “irrevocable
clause” referred to a lay-off
clause which would give the

company the right to “lay off
as required” and this right
would be non-negotiable in

IN BRIEF

awson Square yesterday.

Time Clarke/Tribune staff



“The union is.
willing to agree
to the three
days proposed

by the company

but they are not
willing to sign
any irrevocable
clause amount-
ing to a supple-
mental agree-
ment to a docu-
ment that is not
even yet regis-
tered.”



future talks. Inagua’s econo-

could not be reached.

Arrests over firearm discovery

the discovery of a firearm while patrolling the Thompson Lane area

off East Street‘on Monday.

A statement from press liaison officer, Asst Supt Walter Evans,
said officers discovered a .380 handgun while conducting a search

of a car.

Mackey Street were taken into custody.

at this time.

Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, recently wrote to

CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur, ;
: major bone of contention for

asking him to convene such a meeting.

Dr Mitchell says some measures to cushion the effects of rising :
prices will be announced during the budget presentation at the :
Grenada Trade Centre on Friday.

He says there must bea hea concentration on the more mar- i ;
: the government to discuss the

: projects in August and Septem-
: ber.

ginalised in his country.

‘Home for aged anniversary

THE public was invited to celebrate the 34th anniversary of

the Persis Rodgers Home for Aged this past weekend.

Staff and residents celebrated the anniversary of the institu-
tion, located on Hawthorn Road off Farrington Road on Sat- ;

urday, at 3.30pm.

Minister State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner was

expected to speak at the event.

if

: tory to this,”
: said that heavy “volatile vehi-
: cles” using the road was one of
: the issues.

MOBILE Division officers made two arrests in connection with :

THE TRIBUNE

Deveaux
answers

concerns

over Albany
project

: Ml By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

Minister of Works Earl

i Deveaux yesterday responded
: to claims that the government is
: risking putting the principle of
: property ownership in the
: Bahamas at risk by going ahead
: with the acquisition of Bahami-
: an land for the Albany project.

Mr Deveaux said: “We are

: satisfied that the acquisitions
: that we are making are for a

- } public road and that is an
: appropriate acquisition. We are
: satisfied that we have done all
: that we could to make it fair by
: allowing arms length assess-
: ments to be made so that nei-
: ther party is disadvantaged.”

Earlier this week, The Tri-

: bune published a special report
: in which a concerned citizen

+ alleged that the government is
: setting a dangerous precedent
: that could imperil the rights of
: future Bahamians by taking
: “private property for a private
+ developer”. The source alleged
: the government is trying to
? mask the wrongful acquisition

. | under the guise of serving a
: public good.

In the Albany heads of agree-

: ment, clause 9.9 calls on the -

i government to expropriate land
: from certain landowners in
order that the developer can
construct a new road which
: passes outside of their property
: boundaries and extinguish
? South West Bay Street, which
: currently runs directly through
: the middle of the project. The
i developer i is paying the govern-

: ment the necessary funds to
; make the acquisition.

Yesterday, Mr Deveaux said

i that divergent opinions such as
: those expressed by the source
: are “irreconcilable” but the gov-
: ernment respects that they are
: “legitimate.”

“His opinions are well found-

ed,” conceded Mr Deveaux of
: the source who approached The
: Tribune.

However, the minister refut-

: ed suggestions that by going
: ahead with the acquisitions the
i government would be paving
: the way for the degradation of
: the principle of private proper-
: ty ownership in the Bahamas.

“That it will become irre-

i versibly greyer, I take issue with
: that,” said Mr Deveaux. “I
; don’t think the past suggests
: that, I don’t think feelings of
: Bahamian public today would
: accommodate such a thing.”

Under the Acquisitions of

i Lands Act; the government can
: acquire private property if it is
: for a “public purpose”. The gov-
: ernment does this on a fairly
: regular basis to. build new roads

Obie Ferguson |

i the acquisition of land in this
? instance would serve, Mr
my is dependent on the salt :
production by. Morton. The :
" company employs around 60 :
per cent of the island’s work :
force. Attempts were made :
to secure a comment from :
Morton Salt’s managing }
director Glenn Bannister but ; @lso that there were reasons

ime yesterday he } a
me pees ae Ce ene : to traffic in the area that would

: have legitimated the road.

around New Providence.
Asked what “public purpose”.

Deveaux said: “A public road.”

Queried as to why a new road
was necessary, if not only
because the developer did not
want a road running through
their property, Mr Deveaux said
that it was “for the hotel” and

“Jong before Albany” relating

“There’s a great deal of his-
he claimed. He

Mr Deveaux said the hotel

i he is referring to is the New
: South Ocean hotel, part of the
: New South Ocean Project, that
: is being built adjacent to
: Albany.

A man, 27, from eastern New Providence and a woman, 26, of : 7

Former Prime Minister Perry

: Christie, under whom the heads
: of agreement with the Albany
: developers

Call for regional CARICOM talks

THERE has been a call for a regional meeting of CARICOM :
_. prime ministers and ministers of finance to discuss the rising cost of :
living that is plaguing the region.
CARICOM leaders who met in Uganda for the Commonwealth :

Summit last week have all agreed that such a meeting is necessary :
: Deveaux yesterday, echoing Mr

Park Ridge Securi-
ties Corps was signed, had indi-

cated that the government
viewed these two developments
as intrinsically linked — one not

going ahead without the other.

“You cannot look at it
(Albany) by itself,” said Mr

Christie’s sentiments.
The road diversion was a

members of the public in rela- —
tion to the Albany and New

? South Ocean developments.

during town meetings called by

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My rights were flouted during legal

LOCAL NEWS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1,

2007, PAGE 3
i j

battle, says boundaries protester

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



A FORMER labour movement
campaigner is claiming that his consti-
tutional rights were trampled during a
nine-year legal battle over the bound-
aries of his land.

He has lashed out at the Bahamian
legal system for “hampering” his case



Shipping’s ‘unsung heroes’

rather than resolving the matter expe-
ditiously. Alfred Smith, 65, of Fox Hill
told The Tribune that nothing has been
done to enforce a 1998 injunction pro-
hibiting a neighbour from hindering
his efforts to survey his property to
clarify its legal boundaries.

These boundaries are essential in
proving Mr Smith’s case that the neigh-
bour has encroached upon his land, he
claims.

An affidavit stamped by the
Supreme Court states that the plaintiff,



M@ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

IN commemoration of the
30th anniversary of the
Bahamas Ship Registry, indi-
viduals and firms that con-
tributed to its success were hon-
oured onboard the Sovereign
of the Seas cruise liner.

Minister of Maritime Affairs
and Labour Dion Foulkes toast-
ed “the unsung heroes who,
through their unceasing etforts
over the last 30 years have
made the Bahamas ship registry
what it is today.”

The Bahamas has the third
largest registry in the world and
is number one for the registra-
tion of cruise ships.

The registry is managed by
the Bahamas Maritime Author-
ity (BMA) which maintains
offices in London, New York

Mr Smith, accused the defendant of
pulling down his fence and blocking
the road to his property.

Mr Smith, a former stone mason and
labour campaigner who marched
alongside Sir Randol Fawkes for the
rights of labourers in the 1960s, says he
has been trying in vain to have offi-
cers of the court ensure that the injunc-
tion is enforced.

“I’m frustrated because my consti-
tutional right is being violated . . . the
law is doing nothing to execute their

MARITIME Affairs
and Labour Minister
Dion Foulkes (right)
and Broadcasting
Corporation chair-
man Barry Malcolm

share ideas at
Wednesday's awards
ceremony.



Those honoured are pictured with Minister Dion Foulkes (first row standing, sixth right) and permanent secre-
tary Thelma Beneby (right of minister).



and Nassau, with representa-
tives in Greece, Germany and
Hong Kong.

“As an active member of the
International Maritime Author-
ity,” said Mr Foulkes, “the
BMA has over the years played
a crucial role in the shaping of
world shipping policy.”

The Bahamas has served a
total of seven years on the IMO
council during which time it
served on all of the main com-
mittees.

“That afforded the Bahamas
the privilege of being party to
the ratification of all major IMO
conventions,” said Mr Foulkes.

nandes, and

Those honoured were:
e former minister with
responsibility for maritime

_ affairs Philip Bethel

e former permanent secre-
taries Harold Munnings, Vyl-
ma Thompson-Curling and Lois
Symonette (deceased)

e directors Captain Alan
Morris and Judith Francis

e mailboat owners Taylor
Corporation, James Dean,
Marsh Harbour Shipping, Cap-
tain Theophilis Stewart and YI
Shipping

e foreign owners Leslie Fer-
William



Bardelmeier

e BMA staff Erma Rahming
Mackey, Katie Clarke, Michelle
Dean Bartlette, Denise Far-
rington, and Shirley Kaye

* nautical inspector Captain
Donald Gow

e law firms Higgs and Kelly,
McKinney Bancroft and Hugh-
es, L Marvin B Pinder, Callen-
der and Company, Richard J B
Curry, Graham Thompson,
Higgs and Johnson, and MacK-
ay and Moxey.

PHOTOS: Derek Smith

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own court order, so what is that worth
if it can’t be executed?” he asked.
“The legal system hasn’t done any-
thing. They need to get the court mat-
ters straightened out, they need more
judges, they need to do this because
the whole system creates confusion.”
He has written numerous pleas to
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall and
Attorney General Claire Hepburn urg-
ing them to intervene in the matter,
but has yet to receive any response
from either, he told The Tribune.



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he has been waiting for his “day in.
court” and has frequently petitione.|
the Supreme Court’s listing officer fo
a court date to finally resolve the com
mon law matter. He credits his eves
temperament and law-abiding natur:
for allowing him to avoid “losing hi
head” while waiting for the legal sy:
tem to resolve the dispute.

Mr Smith last peutioned the listiny
office in September 2007 for a cour:
date.

FORMER permanent secretary
and honoree Harold Munning:
(centre) gets the royal treat
ment from Sovereign of the
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Wounds of the revolution

BEIJING — During the 20th century, hell
descended on many nations, and each one
seems to recover in its own way. This is the
story of One man’s recovery, and a glimpse
into the rise of modern China:

Edward Tian was 3 years old when Mao
Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution.
His parents, ecologists who had been edu-
cated in the Soviet Union, were deported to
rural backwaters. A mob invaded his home
and burned his family’s books. He was sepa-
rated from his sister and was sent to live with
his maternal grandmother in the industrial
city of Shenyang. .

His grandmother was a terrifying yet fierce-
ly devoted woman, whose child-rearing phi-
losophy was summed up by her motto: “Do
not smile until the children are in bed.”

Tian remembers being furious with his par-
ents during their 11 years of separation: “I
was very angry. Why didn’t they take care of
me? | didn’t have a good relationship with my
parents again until my own children were
born.” Meanwhile, he was studying Marx-
ism at school and dreaming of becoming a
soldier for the revolution.

His grandmother persuaded him not to go
into the military, but to continue his studies.
In 1981, he enrolled in Liaoning University,
and after graduation he sent out letters to
American universities in hopes of getting a
scholarship somewhere.

Texas Tech offered him one, and Tian,
under the impression that Lubbock, Texas,
was near New York, accepted. “The first
plane ride of my life was the flight from Bei-
jing to San Francisco, then I flew to Dallas
where the airport was huge. I was so scared.”

He felt obliged to continue in his parents’
footsteps and study ecology, so the boy from
Shenyang ended up getting a Ph.D. in Texas
ranch management. He spent five years dri-
ving around local ranches. His dissertation
was a Statistical model of the spread of
bromegrass weeds, which was read, after
years of work, by 10 people.

But at Texas Tech he did have access to a
Macintosh-computer. “During breaks I had
no family and iio friends around, so I’d play
with it. It planted a seed in my heart.”

By the early 1990s, Deng Xiaoping’s
reforms were beginning to transform China,
the Internet was beginning to transform the
world and Tian seized the historical moment.
He and a Chinese friend from Dallas found-
ed AsiaInfo Holdings to bring Internet tech-
nology back home. Within three years, he
had 320 employees and revenues of $45 mil-

lion a year,

In 1999, the Chinese government created a
new company, China Netcom Group, to comm
pete with China Telecom in bringing broad
band to China. ‘Tian was asked to becorie
chief executive, and he accepted. Phe ranch
researcher from Lubbock ended up with
230,000 people working for him.

But the Cultural Revolution stiff larks in
the mental shadows. “Insecurity is a yory
important thought in my head.” he says. He
now works with business luminaries like [leu
ry Kravis, and observes: “Henry Kravis does-
n't need to prove himself. Because Um Chi-
nese, | need to prove I can do that. | can
travel faster and learn more.”

Recently, he was the keynote speaker ata
conference in Malaysia and arrived late and
hungry to a buffet dinner. He went to the
buffet table, piled his plate with rice and
began furiously shoveling it into his mouth. -\
friend said he was embarrassing, his fellow
Chinese by behaving like a peasant. * | had to
think about why L was behaving like that.

Meanwhile, the prodding trom home con
tinues. On a trip to Japan, he called his eran
mother, who is now 92, and told her (hit
despite what she had suffered during the
Japanese occupation, he was now standing ia
a beautiful Japanese park. She responded:

'»°'Why are you sightsecine? You should he

“hard at work.”

fii» Tired of the bureaucracy, Vian tesigned
from Netcom and has founded China Broad-
band Capital. It funds firms that are usin:
cell phones as the next information technol
ogy platform, and it owns part of VySpace
China. He sits alone in a beautiful office tn
the middle of the park where the Qine
Dynasty emperors came to worship the sun
His office was the emperor’s dressing, roons.

With his lingering insecurity, with his ficre.
determination to prove and reprove himself,
he is in some ways typical of the Cultural
Revolution generation elite. But he is also a
cultured man, and in that he is atypical. thie
Cultural Revolution swept away much of the
old Chinese culture. It was followed by the
wave of commercialism and materialism. Dig-
nity is now defined by money and French
and Italian luxury goods.

The spiritual vacuum left by the Cultural
Revolution has yet to be filled. Some set of
values — good or bad —- will eventually (ill it.
and at that point, the final aftershock of the
hell will be finally felt.

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© Timediately appoint six
additional Judges -— three
Bahamian— three foreign.
‘Trials, for those on bail for
serious offences, take prece-
dence over all others.

e All persons who have
allegedly committed a crimi-
nal offence, where bodily
harm has been inflicted or
weapons have been tnvolved,
or murder, or rape or incest,
who have been allowed bail
are always to be subjected to
house arrest conditions.
Bracelets are to be worn.
Bail is revoked immediately
if the subject leaves the con-
fining arca. Convicted pae-
dophiles to have surgical
removal of that part of brain
dealing with their desire for
sexual relations with chil
dren.

e Invoke a law tmmediate-
ly that requires children 12
and under to be in their
homes and/or their yards as
soon as the strectlights are
on, and by 8pm when day-
ight saving time is in-ctfect.

e [8-year-olds and under
must be in their homes by 9
o'clock unless accompanied
by a parent or guardian. I
euardian, a letter of permius-
ston must be given by the
parcnt. Those who are tak-
inv nteht classes.or legally
working must have a letter
from their employer giving
work times. A reasonable
time will be allowed for tray
elling home.

e Parents will be held
responsible for any violation
of above and will be subject
to stift penalties for any fail-
ure to comply,

© Parents of children who
are aeting out at school will
be required to attend behay-
lour management classes as

regards child behaviour. If

unacceptable behaviour con-
linues, a parent will be
required to sit with the child
during class sessions.

e Vhese children also will
be required to attend church
classes on Saturdays where
they will be expected to learn
about their social, moral and
legal obligations to the
Bahamian society.

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all adult persons to be off the
strects except where there is
legitimate reason to be out
and about-eg Workers on
shift work, police on duty,
garbage workers on duty,
security persons on duty,
emergency personnel. Per-
sons going to the hospitals
for emergency treatment and
relatives of same. (While
people may object to this it
will be a necessary but tem-
porary situation).

® Mandatory National Ser-
vice be instituted..All school
drop-outs must join the Ser-
vice immediately if they are
under 18. Those between 18
and 26 must serve for a min-
imum of two years unless
they are in full time school
programmes or have gainful
full time employment. They
may leave the Scivice after
two years only to return to
school full time or for a full
tirac job.

An unwed, pregnant
female must register with
Social Services. Mandatory
classes must be attended.
Subjects will include birth

ol SEOs and care for the new

boro. Classes to resume for
these persons when the child
is two. five, Lt and 13. Child
behaviour methods will be
stressed

» Unwed pregnant females
will name the father. He
musi attend classes as above
and provide child support
and exercise adequate visita-
tion of the child. Should the
female falsely accuse the
nile, her punishment will be
swilt and severe.

® At the birthing of a sec-
ond child. the unwed parents
will be subject to: female
having her tubes tied, male
having a vasectomy. AIL
classes, as prescribed above,
will begin again. Should a
male impregnate more then
one female, without benefit
of marriage, he will be sub-
ject to a vasectomy and fine



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isis

whether he is married ti °-

another or not.

Police will be educated a
to traffic enforcement an
traffic officers will b«
required to be diligent ir
their apprehending of traffi
violators. Fines will bi
mandatory and must be paic
within three days; even if th:
offence will be appealed. (1
found not guilty the fine wil
be returned). When a timel:
and adequate penalty i
assessed it will give a clea
message that even the small
er infractions will not be tol
erated. Officers must b«
trained to be assertive ii
their dealings with the publi
and not aggressive in am
way.

Parliamentary behaviou
must be elevated by the Gov
ernment of thé Day and th
Loyal Opposition. Th:
speaker of the House has th
first and only say in matter
of conduct and procedure
Members must adhere a
once to his ruling. Failure t
do so will require his/he
removal immediately for th:
rest of the session. The Part:
Whip will be responsible ix
educate the offender, at :
most reasonable time, as t«
the correction of the trans
gression. If the ruling i
thought to be unjust, a writ

ten submission will be-under -

taken by the member and thx
party whip and forwarded t
the Speaker.

When a Bill is being debat
ed, there should be nc
allowance for either party t
bring up any past or unrelat
ed matters. Consideratior
can only be given to the mer
its of the proposal whethe
negative or positive. Am
person speaking to the Bil
who brings in any other unre
lated subject. shall be
required to sit immediateh
and not speak to the Bill am
further. The person, also, wil
be forbidden to vote on th:
Bill.

Once an election is over
the use of party names or ini
tials shall not be allow in Par
liament or Senate. Addres
must be only a derivative o
“Gov of the Day” or “Loya
Opposition”. “That side” o
“this side” is acceptable

All of the above is predi
cated on the intestinal forti
tude of those in charge t«
fairly and without fear o
favour educate the citizens
monitor and enforce thi
rules and regulations, as pre
scribed. While some of thes«
suggestions will be consid
ered harsh, the commoi
good has to take precedenci
over individual rights whe
We are in a state of crisis.

Thank you for your indul
gence, Iet’s get serious.

D CHAMP
Nassau,
November, 2007.

Interested in
editorial

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Your editorial of Friday, 9th
November, 2007, “Speaker
Alvin Smith acted correctly”, is
interesting to say the least.

My interest was further
peaked as I read the question at
the end of the same — “Would
such a government be consid
ered worthless or wutless?”

My answer is as follows:

“WUTLESS”

If my grandma were alive,
her words would be: “Wutless
goodtanothin scrambled eggs.”

The people have spoken —
We rest!

MARIA D. SMITH

Nasssau,
November 9, 2007.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2007, PAGE 5



MALE HEALTH INITIATIVE CONFERENCE 2007

Bottled up pain is blamed
or fuelling male violence



Patrick Hanna/BIS

PARTICIPANTS in thé Male Health Initiative Conference 2007 listen attentively to one of several presentations on male health during the one-day

conference.

BAHAMIAN men must stop
keeping pain and frustration
bottled up inside, as this is fuel-
ing the growing culture of vio-
lence, one Ministry of Health
official said.

Ezekiel Munnings was speak-
ing at a one-day conference on
issues that affect Bahamian
males.

“We cannot resolve things,
so what.do we do? We fight.
And so when we look at the
violence in our society, a very
large part of it can be attributed
to an inability to resolve differ-
ences,” he said.

-Almost two hundred men
and boys from across New
Providence met on Thursday to
discuss some of the more critical
issues impacting men. The event
was held at the activity centre of
the Parish Church of the Most
Holy Trinity and was organised
by the Male Health Initiative
(MHI), a component of the
Ministry of Health’s Family
Planning and Reproductive
Health Programme.

The conference was intend-
ed to focus on men’s health
issues — including everything
from the causes and treatment
of heart disease and strokes, to
mental health, AIDS and can-
cer, but quickly turned into a
lively and positive discussion on
issues such as crime, relation-
ships and parenting.

One of the organisers said the
fruitful discussion left them hop-
ing to increase the number of
opportunities for men and boys
to “come together and really
open up in a positive and mean-
ingful way.”

MHI officials say they were
“very encouraged” by the num-
ber of men who participated in
the conference, representing a
cross-section of society.

“This morning showed that
more and more men and boys
are prepared to come forward
and openly express their inner-

Almost 200 men
and boys turn up at
one-day conference

most feelings in the presence of
other men in a meaningful
way,” said Mr Munnings, who is
project co-ordinator of the Male
Health Initiative. “The positive
dialogue that came about as a
result of these discussions was a
wonderful thing because that is
something men were not pre-
pared to do in the past.”

Mr Munnings said that “for
a long time” only women had
no difficulty “openly express-
ing” themselves to others —
whether in private or an organ-
ised setting, but that it was “sort
of taboo” for men to do like-
wise.

“But now we are seeing that
perhaps because of stress and
anxiety, that men and boys are
more prepared to meet in open
settings such as this where they
can just sit and talk and bare
their souls,” Mr Munnings said.

Mr Munnings said the “inap-
propriate socialisation” of males
must stop as it only exacerbates
some of the problems men face.

On the other hand, he said,
men must always take their duty
to provide for their children and
play a meaningful role in their
children’s development seri-
ously.. Mothers, he said, must
appreciate the need for boys * “to
know who their fathers are”

“T’m amazed at how many
boys who do not know whom
their fathers are; who they are
connected to in this world,” Mr
Munnings said. “Boys, in par-
ticular, must know who their
fathers are, prealise that is

School collects canned
goods for storm victims

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

FREEPORT - The Bishop
Michael Eldon School collected
canned goods for victims of
Tropical Storm Noel on Cat
Island during its annual Har-
vest Thanksgiving Mass last
week.

Father Ian Claridge said stu-
dents collected more than 2,000
canned items and boxed them
for shipment to Cat Island.

“The school family of Bish-
op Michael Eldon School want-
ed to share the Thanksgiving
spirit with other individuals who
were not as fortunate as they
were to survive another hurri-
cane season without incident,”
he said.

Fr Claridge said that many
children at the school were
severely impacted by the pas-
sage of hurricanes Frances,
Jeanne and Wilma, and can
identify with the challenges that

children and families in Cat
Island are facing.

He thanked Councillor April
Gow for helping the school
make contact with her local
government counterpart Chief
Councillor Hancil Strachan on
Cat Island.

He also extended his grati-
tude to the Mailboat Company
Ltd, owners of the Fiesta mail
boat, which consented to trans-
port the 60 boxes free of charge
from Freeport to Nassau.

Fr Claridge said that giving
is an act of unselfishness and
teaches students about the
importance of “giving back and
sharing.”

“In the past, the items col-
lected were distributed in the
Grand Bahama community to
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where they get their identities
from. That’s why you carry his
name.

“If a young boy does not
know whom his father is, that
leaves a void in his life and if
that void is not filled by some-
thing healthy, it will be filled by
anger, rejection, isolation and
the pain of not knowing and
that’s also a part of what we are
seeing today,” Mr Munnings
added.

The MHI project co-ordina-
tor said crime and criminality
also have damaging effects on
the family as prison sentences
oftentimes destroy homes.

“We must understand, as
men, the ramifications of all of
our actions; but particularly
those when it comes to crime
and criminality because, once
you commit a crime and go to

prison for any extended period
of time, your family is faced
with the reality of learning to
function without you,” Mr
Munnings said.

“Once that man is released
from prison, he expects to be
welcomed back home with open
arms because ‘daddy is back,’
but the family and the children
have learned to function with-
out him and so it makes it diffi-
cult to adjust, particularly if all
parties do not receive therapy.”

Mr Munnings said the same
applies to men who battle drug
and alcohol addiction as well as
those who leave the home
because of an argument or an
extra marital affair.

“What we are saying to men
is that whenever we are having
problems in our relationship,
leaving home or turning to
something else should not
always be the option because
once our families learn to func-
tion without us, we are in trou-
ble,” Mr Munnings said.

“Men should never discon-
nect themselves from their fam-
ilies because once you discon-
nect yourself it is very hard to
reconnect.”



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

“Tam vex that my number
ain’ fall today. These
b***#**s ig pay me now once
a month and I done spend
my last $50 on that number
026. I played it for early New
York, Chicago, and late
night, but it still ain’ come.

“TI really hope BTC don’t
turn off my phone. If I had
catch that number I might of
been able to put something
on my bill.”

- Koyo, Dan Nottage
Estates

“I vex that they decided to
close the highway after you
pass Chelseas Choice (Fri-
day) morning and didn’t have
an outlined re-route to fol-
low! I know it’s because they
digging up East Street round-
about but still, they need to
do better.”

_ Francis, South Beach

“I vex because I’ve had
enough of government ser-

”

fic.
— Rachel, Eastern Estates

“T vex at all these jonesers
who walking the streets har-
rassing people for dollar,
especially the ones that con-
gregate on Nassau Street.
They obviously need some
kind of shot or medication
and I always wonder where



are their families? And what
is the government going to
do about this problem?”

— Concerned citizen

vice men being sent out to
fix roads and electricity lines
in the middle of the day
blocking all of lunchtime traf-

Bahamas must now focus on
climate change - Ingraham

THE Bahamas must now focus on climate change and dis-
aster preparedness, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham siad.

He said these were the main issues discussed at the Com-
monwealth Heads of Government Meeting which directly affect
small island states like the Bahamas.

“We must now give greater focus to disaster preparedness, the
ability of ourselves across communities to have access to basic
essential things like water and/or electrical power in the event
of a major disaster.

“We live in a low lying set of islands,” Mr Ingraham said. “We
have to give major attention to a major city like Nassau in the
event of a hurricane coming from the south and flood waters ris-
ing perhaps as far north as Carmichael Road and Soldier Road.”

At a press conference on November 28, upon his return from
the CHOGM in Uganda, Mr Ingraham said “safe places” must
be established where persons can flee to during a major disas-
ter.

He added that plans have to be implemented to ensure that
communities in the Family Islands are not cut off and isolated.

He noted that Phillip Weech, a Bahamian serving at the Cli-
mate Change Secretariat in Germany, is returning and will be
involved in the Bahamas’ preparation for climate change and an
enhanced focus on the environment in general.

Prime Minister Ingraham said Mr Weech will also be attend-
ing the United Nations Climate Change conference in Bali,
Indonesia, beginning December 3, and Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Deveaux will be representing the govern-
ment at the conference.

He said the Bahamas must give consideration to a new ener-
gy policy and find ways to augment the power supply by using
alternate sources of energy.

“The cost of energy is very high for many persons today,” Mr
Ingraham noted.

“We have to also have low voltage electrical bulbs available
and government incentives to encourage people to be able to
afford alternate appliances, so that they end up using less elec-
tricity. So, conservation has to be a major part of the exer-

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The funeral of Clearance Bain

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Non-communicable diseases
such as hypertension, diabetes
and heart disease are some of
the leading causes of death in
the Bahamas, and this is due
largely to lack of exercise and
poor eating habits, health offi-
cials say.

With this in mind, teachers
and parents of St Bede’s
Catholic School organised a
walk-a-thon yesterday to
impress upon the students the
importance of exercise.

But this journey did not
begin here, it started in the
classroom. According to prin-
ciple of the school Sister Mar-
va Coakley, the students did

“Why is exercise necessary for
healthy living?”

Sister Marva said that the
coach at the school, Ricardo
Freemantle, then tried to
come up with a way the sci-
ence projects could be incor-
porated into the students’
actual experience. He came
up with the idea to hold a
walk-a-thon.

“What better way to teach
the students about exercise
than with a walk-a-thon,

~ “This honour is being

nition of his outstanding contr buted to the ff
- ment in the Bahamas and his role in the co
~ nation builder,” said the council i
: The event will be held at 7p

~ Police Force Conference Centre on East Stre

cil said all fraternity and sorority members are invit
|. attend and: ne een is Been to the pot .

PROCLAMATION:

WHEREAS, the latest published global estimates from the World Health
Organization indicate that approximately 40 million people have been infected with
the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) since the start of the pandemic in 1981 to
the end of 2006 with 25 million persons estimated to have died from AIDS during the
same period and an estimated 4 million new infections for the calendar year 2006;

AND WHEREAS, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, between August, 1985
and June, 2007, the cumulative number of persons testing positive for HIV totaled
approximately 11,000 with 7,145 persons living with HIV/AIDS;

AND WHEREAS, sustainable high quality prevention, treatment care and support
services are accessible for all residents of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas living
with or affected by HIV/AIDS regardless of their ability to pay;

AND WHEREAS, the local response is organized around the Ministry of Health
and Social Development and incorporates national and international non-Governmental
Organizations, faithbased and civic groups as well as corporate citizens in the National
Strategic Plan to turn the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic;

AND WHEREAS, the United Nations has identified the National AIDS Programme
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as one of the five successful programmes
around the world;

AND WHEREAS, most recent statistics for 2007 indicated a slight increase in new
reported HIV infections for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas hence, prevention
awareness efforts must redouble to arrest this trend;

AND WHEREAS, World AIDS Day 2007 will be observed with the aim of highlighting
the importance of equality, solidarity and participation in the global response to HIV/
AIDS;

AND WHEREAS, the National HIV/AIDS Programme of the Ministry of Health
and Social Development will undertake once again a series of activities to give intense
concentration to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to take the lead, as the Commonwealth

’ of The Bahamas joins in the observance of World AIDS Day, 1st December, 2007
under the theme: “Take the Lead, STOP AIDS: Keep the Promise”;

Now, Therefore, |, T. Brent Symonette, Acting Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the period beginning 1st
November, 2007 and ending 1st December, 2007, “National, 2007, "NATIONAL AIDS
AWARENESS MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, | have hereto
set my Hand and Seal this 26th day
November, 2007.

“4

Oo

T. Brent Symonette “0° 2°
ACTING PRIME MINISTER

their projects on the topic,.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2007, PAGE 7

STEPPING OUT: Teachers Ms. Thompeon and Ms Crandon walk along side students and parents of St. Bede's Catholic Primary School as they participated in a
Health Walk-A-Thon on Friday. The walk-a-thon took the participants from the school off Sutton Street, Kemp Road to Easy Bay Street, to Shirtley Street and back
to the school where a mini health fiar took place. Right: Teachers and parents help to supervise students.

Taking si steps to be healthy



OFF WE GO: Principal, Sis. Marva Coakley, heads the contingent of teachers,
parents and students of St. Bede’s Catholic Primary School as they participated in
a Health Walk-A-Ton on Friday. The route traveled from the school on Sutton Street,
off Kemp Road to East Bay Street to Shirley Street and back to the school where

a mini health fair took place.

which fits right in with their
projects,” she said.
According to Sister Marva,
the school approached the
owner of Smart Kids
Bahamas, Dr Ava Thompson
about sponsoring the event.

Dr Thompson the company
would be more than happy to
do so.

“They came on board and
gave us the t-shirts as well as
they donated the water for the

Ba Regina Whylly

and we are so grateful,” she
said. Participants in the event
went west on Sutton Street to
Kemp Road, north on Kemp
Road to East Bay Street, west
on East Bay Street to Village
Road, west on Shirley Street,
then south on Kemp Road
and back on to Sutton Street
and to the school.

Upon returning, the stu-
dents were given water and
then fed a healthy lunch of
Chicken Souse, fresh fruits,
conch, pasta, tossed salad and
fruit.

After eating, nurses were on
hand to check the glucose and
pressure levels of the students.
Sister Marva bragged that
there was only one student
that the nurses were con-
cerned about.

“I would like to say thank
you to the parents for their
participation in the walk-a-
thon, for the donation of food
items as well as the nurses on
site, who were all parents,”
Sister Marva said.

She said that the funds
raised from the walk-a-thon
will go towards a lunch cabana
for the students of St Bede’s.

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WORLD AIDS DAY



Let us remember those who have died.
YOUR SAY

orld AIDS .

Day is an

opportuni-

ty to
remember the more than 25
million people worldwide who
have died from AIDS and to
support the 33 million people
who are currently living with
HIV.

It is also a time for govern-
ments and individuals to reaf-
firm our commitment to
defeating this scourge. Work-
ing together we can ensure
that people know what HIV
is and how to prevent trans-
mission.

We can also ensure that —

those who live’ with
HIV/AIDS continue to
receive the care and support
they deserve. We owe it to the
people who have lost their
lives and the families who
have lost their loved ones to
keep the promise to stop
AIDS.

In January, 2003, President
Bush recognised that
HIV/AIDS was a global
health emergency requiring
emergency action. With bipar-
tisan Congressional support,
he secured approval of the
President’s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief (Emergency
Plan/PEPFAR) - the largest
public health initiative ever
undertaken against a single
disease.

When the Emergency Plan
was announced, only 50,000
people living with HIV in all

of Sub-Saharan Africa were
receiving antiretroviral treat-
ment. Through March, 2007,
PEPFAR supported anti-
retroviral treatment for over
1.1 million men, women, and
children —.the vast majority of
whom live in Sub-Saharan
Africa. PEPFAR-supported
programmes provided HIV
counselling and testing for
18.6 million people, and sup-
ported care for 2.4 million
adults and two million
orphans and vulnerable chil-
dren.

In addition, prevention
messages have reached 61 mil-
lion people. PEPFAR is on
track to achieve its ambitious
target of supporting treatment
for two million people, pre-
vention of seven million new
infections, and care for 10 mil-
lion people infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS,
including orphans and vulner-
able children.

On May 30 this year, Pres-
ident Bush announced his
intention to work with Con-
gress to reauthorise the Emer-
gency Plan. The new five-year,
$30 billion proposal would be
in addition to the United
States’ initial $15 billion com-
mitment made in 2003.

President Bush has chal-
lenged G-8 leaders to respond
to the US commitment, and
in June the G-8 committed
$60 billion to support
HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and
malaria programmes over the
next few years. For the first
time, other nations have

Bush urges Congress

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President Bush urged Con-
gress yesterday to approve an
additional $30 billion for the
fight against AIDS worldwide

over the next five years, and
announced he would visit
Africa early next year to fur-
ther highlight the need and his
administration’s efforts,
according to the Associated



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States in supporting country-
owned, national programmes

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Press. “We dedicate ourselves
to a great purpose: We will
turn the tide against
HIV/AIDS — once and for
all,” Bush said. “I look for-

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to meet specific, numerical
goals: treatment for five mil-
lion people, prevention of 24

million new infections, and
care for 24 million people
infected or affected by HIV,
including orphans and vulner-
able children.

Preventing new HIV infec-
tions among young people is a
priority for the new Emer-
gency Plan. Today's young
people are critical to the socio-
economic fabric of all com-
munities and nations, and
arming them with the knowl-
edge necessary to prevent new
HIV infections is vital to the
health and vitality of every
country.

Unfortunately, surveys
show that young people con-
tinue to have unprotected sex
at younger ages. As a result,
young girls are now the fastest
growing group testing positive
for STI/HIV infections.

Despite tremendous
advances in preventing moth-
er-to-child transmission and
increasing the availability of
anti-retroviral drugs, the
Bahamas still has one of the
highest prevalence rates in the
Caribbean. To reduce this
prevalence, strong partner-
ships among families, schools,
religious institutes, NGOs,
governments and health
providers are essential.

To support such partner-
ships, the United States
Embassy in Nassau has allo-
cated much of the $25,000 of
our "Ambassador’s HIV Pre-
vention Program" funds to
focus on reaching youth. We
will partner to support the
expansion of successful pro-

grammes such as Focus, on:"-:

Youth to reach the Family
Islands as well as supporting

the expansion of'the Youth. --

Ambassadors for Positive Liv-
ing Programme. We will also
support the HIV/AIDS Sec-
retariat to help launch a new
educational programme to tar-
get young athletes. Addition-
al funds will assist in childcare
and advocacy workshops.
These programmes can

play a small part in helping ---.
our Bahamian partners to--:-

reach out to local youth. But it
is incumbent upon every fam-

ily to discuss with their chil- ._

dren the facts about
HIV/AIDS, how it is trans-
mitted, and the importance of
treating those who have the
disease with compassion and
respect.

Schools and teachers can
make sure that family life
courses are informative and
relevant to students. Churches

and community organisations .

can also play their part in this
effort.

The international theme for
World AIDS Day this year is
“Stop AIDS: Keep the
Promise." PEPFAR reflects
the depth of the commitment
by the President and the

.American people to fight HIV

and AIDS around the world:
But only by working together
in partnership can we succeed
in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. We all have a
promise to keep to each other
and to future generations to
work together to stop AIDS.

extra $30 billion for AIDS fight

America’s generosity.” Bush
chose the gymnasium at the
Calvary United Methodist
Church in this tiny western
Maryland town to make his
remarks.

The church supports a
Christian group home and
school in Namibia for children
orphaned by the disease.
Before speaking, he met with
representatives from churches
and other religious groups that
have been fighting AIDS, part
of his attempt to highlight his
belief that faith-based organi-
zations are the best vehicles
for such work. i )

Evangelical Christians, who
make up a large and influen-
tial portion of Bush’s political
support, have been key to his
policies increasing U.S.
involvement in the fight
against AIDS, particularly in
Africa.

Bush has been said to
believe that the United States,
and his administration, do not
get enough credit for the work
being done on the issue.

“Every year American tax-
payers send billions of their
hard-earned dollars overseas
to save the lives of people they
have never met,” he said.

But “in return for this extra
generosity, Americans expect
results,” the president said,
adding that his program
demands measurable progress,
accountability and the involve-
ment of local partners. The
result: The number of people

in sub-Saharan Africa receiv-
ing treatment for AIDS has
gone from 50,000 five years
ago to nearly 1.4 million now.

“We have pioneered a new
model for public health,”
Bush said. “So far, the results
have been striking.”

In May, the last time he
devoted a speech to the topic,
Bush asked Congress to dou-
ble the $15 billion that the
U.S. committed over the pro-
gram’s first five years to ther-
apy, testing and counseling
through the President’s Emer-
gency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The program is active in 120
countries, with a concentrated
focus on 15, including Namib-
ia, in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia
and the Caribbean.

As of the end of Septem-.

ber, 1.36 million people in
those focus countries have
received antiretroviral treat-
ment through the program,
with a focus on averting infant
infections by treating pregnant
women. Others receive test-
ing and counseling.

“Some call this remarkable
success. I call it a good start,”
Bush said, adding that he has
worked with other nations and
the private sector to increase
their commitments.

Doubling the funding for
PEPFAR would provide
treatment for 2.5 million peo-
ple, the White House said.

Also in honor of Saturday’s
World AIDS Day, the White
House hung a red ribbon —

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“We dedicate
ourselves toa .. _
great purpose: ~
We will turn

the tide against .

HIV/AIDS —
once and for
all. I look for-
ward to seeing
the results of
America’s gen-
erosity.”



George W. Bush’

28 feet tall and 8 feet wide — |

in the North Portico of the -
mansion to symbolize the fight
against AIDS. It will stay up
for two days and, on Satur-
day, guests who visit the
White House will receive a
red ribbon sticker and a fact
card. The White House also
said Friday that the Depart-

ment of Homeland Security. .
will publish a final rule this-°-’-

winter aiming to help reduce
discrimination against those
living with the virus that caus-
es AIDS. The new rule would
establish a categorical waiver
for HIV-positive people seek-
ing to enter the United States
on short-term visas. A 1993
law prohibits HIV-positive
people from receiving visas to
visit the United States with-
out a waiver. A categorical
waiver will enable HIV-posi-
tive people to enter the Unit-:
ed States for short visits
through a streamlined process.

The Children of Zion Vil-
lage, an orphanage in north-
eastern Namibia, was opened
in 2003 by missionaries Gary
and Rebecca Mink of Rising
Sun, Md.

They belong to Mount Zion
United Methodist Church in
Bel Air, which provides most
of the home’s $14,000-a-
month operating funds with
help from other United
Methodist churches in Mary-

land and Ohio, said Lisa~

McLaughlin, board, chair-
woman of Children of Zion
Inc. The facility is home to 55
children up to 17 years old.
Children of Zion also feeds
L16 more orphans in nearby
Mafuta and hopes to build a
group home and preschool
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ORIEL TLE

media over Junkanoo
charge controversy

FROM page one

for photographers ($300 per
person) and journalists ($50 per
person) would potentially be in
the thousands if all three
parades were covered.

Media executives also raised
the issue that the ministry had
no right to charge the media to
cover a cultural event in the
interest of the public.

After outrage was expressed
on the airwaves and in print
throughout the country, the min-
istry released a statement on
Thursday, informing the public
that “there will be no charge or
fee payable for the accreditation of
journalists to provide news cov-
erage of any of the national
Junkanoo parades in the
Bahamas.”

During the meeting yesterday,
Mr Maynard explained that the
$50 charge for each member of
the working press for accredita-
tion, was the only fee that was
intended to be applied to this
group.

The one-time $300 fee per
parade is intended for media hous-
es that will broadcast the event

live, record the parades, and also
for freelance photographers who
desire access.

However, the prime minister is
of the opinion, Mr Maynard said
during the meeting, that there will
be no charge for the working
press.

Though the fee for the dailies
such as The Tribune, Guardian
and Bahama Journal have been
waived, broadcast media houses
such as JCN, and others that
choose to broadcast live or record
the entire parade, will still be sub-

ject to the $300 fee.

“| think that we were able to
clarify certain issues,” said Mr
Maynard of the meeting yester-
day. “one being that it was never
the government’s intention to
charge the working press for
access and coverage of the
parades.”

One of the issues in initially
mandating the $50 fee was to aid
in recouping the cost of provid-
ing vests to those accredited,
which cost the government some
$20,000, according to Assistant
Director of Culture, Eddie Dames
~a Junkanoo enthusiast.

Though fees for the press have
been waived, the minister main-

tains that the accreditation process
will still be in place to ensure a
more orderly parade this holiday
season.

Five zones will be established
along the parade route — three on
Bay Street and two on Shirley

Street — at which judges will be.

stationed. Once accredited — which
now only requires media houses to
submit names -- journalists will be
assigned to one of these zones as a
base of operations, while also
being allowed to roam others.

Though the working press is
now satisfied that charges have
been waived, Anthony Morley, a
freelance photographer, voiced his
disagreement with the $300 fee,
though accepting that some charge
is reasonable.

“Well, firstly, 1 think there ought
to be a fee. | think the $300 is a bit
high, because you are looking at
$900 for three parades,” said Mr
Morley. “If ] have to bring an
assistant with me, you are look-
ing at $1,800.”

This view'was expressed to
ministry officials at the meeting.
However, there was no word on
whether these fees for freelance
photographers will be reduced.

Thousands line up for final glimpse
of murdered designer Harl Taylor

FROM page one

ly and friends of Mr Taylor who
held a wake in a room next to
where his body was on display.

It was said that the vigil was
as spirited and classy as Mr Tay-
lor was when he was alive.
Young, well-dressed profes-
sional women and men carried
champagne in one hand and
their signature Harl Taylor bags
in the other.

As in life, one observer said,
with this macabre display Mr
Taylor may set yet another

_trend in death.

“Sweeting is known for his
morbid creativity. This unusual
presentation of Harl could set a

trend,” he said.

The students, civil servants,
office professionals and mem-
bers of Jane and John Q public,
who waited in the serpentine
queue, carried cam-corders, dig-
ital cameras and camera phones
to take pictures of the deceased
designer.

“He looked like he was alive,
like his eyes could just open up
and he could walk out of funer-
al home,” one woman told The
Tribune. Others on the line
questioned whether “God
would be pleased” or not.

But one man who attended
the family vigil said: “Harl was
displayed like he was part of
the wake. This was a celebra-

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Earth monitoring meeting

shows progress in predicting
floods, droughts and storms

H CAPE TOWN, South Africa
~ In a display of harmony far
removed from the bitter poli-
tics surrounding global warm-
ing, experts from some 100
countries are making progress
toward a coordinated system to
monitor climate change and
hopefully limit its impact,
according to the Associated
Press. *

The Group on Earth Obser-
vations aims to link up the myr-
iad satellites, ground stations,
radar systems and ocean moni-
tors that often operate in isola-
tion. Working together, the
snonitoring systems could boost
the capacity to predict — and
protect against — droughts,
floods, hurricanes and disease.

“The goal is to provide the
right information in the right
format at the right time to the
right people so they can make
the right decisions,” U.S. Sec-
retary of the Interior Dirk
Kempthorne said Friday dur-
ing the group’s annual confer-
ence in Cape Town.

China and Brazil promised to
distribute their Earth observa-
tion satellite data free to Africa,
while the European Union has
also launched a project to help
Africa close its Earth observa-
tion gaps.

Enormous strides in the shar-
ing of technology and pooling of
ideas have been made in the
past few years. There are tsuna-
mi alert systems to prevent a
repeat of the 2004 southeast
Asian catastrophe that killed
230,000 people.

But the challenges associat-
ed with global warming, over-

population, deforestation and
desertification are growing.
There are glaring gaps in poor,
heavily populated countries,
and too little overall coordina-
tion. The warnings for a recent
Bangladesh cyclone came from
a Bangladesh-born hurricane
expert in the United States who
made his own calculations
about the impact of the storm
and send word home. The 3,500
killed were a fraction of the toll
of earlier years.

A Global Earth Observation
System was devised in 2005 for
completion in 2015 with the aim
of allowing access to a vast
quantity of information on
changes in the Earth’s land,
oceans, atmosphere and bios-
phere through a single Web
portal.

The system envisages com-
mon technical standards to
ensure that data emanating
from one country can be
received and understood in
another. One of the items up
for discussion Friday was a com-
mon alert protocol that would
include a single radio frequency
for disasters — ‘such as oper-
ates for air traffic control.

If authorities were able to
predict drought three to six
months in advance, this would
enable them made decisions on
planting crops and water
resource allocation way ahead
of time. In the United States,
this could help save billions of
dollars, and in Africa it would
save untold lives, Conrad C.
Lautenbacher Jr., head of the
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration, told The

tion of his life and he was shown
with the flowers and handbags
he loved.”

At about 3pm yesterday, Mr
Sweeting said that about 3,000
persons had trooped in to see
Mr Taylor. Each person’s view-
ing, he said, lasted about two
minutes.

He said the last time the mor-
tuary, located on Baillou Hill
Road, had this number of peo-
ple show up for a public viewing
was when the late Archdeacon
William Thompson was on dis-
play.

Mr Taylor is expected to be
cremated and his ashes scat-
tered across the Exumas after
his funeral.

Associated Press. Tracking and
combating the spread of infec-
tious diseases like malaria and
cholera could be improved if
early warning systems were
developed for infected areas,
according to South African Sci-
ence and Technology Minister
Mosibudi Mangena.

Similarly, early warnings of
likely epidemics in Africa’s
“meningitis belt,” would allow
health experts to integrate user-
friendly climate forecasts into
vaccination and treatment pro-
grams for the disease.

Kempthorne said information
and expertise gleaned from the
North American Drought Mon-
itor program developed by
Canada, Mexico and the United
States would be made available
to other continents.

“Bach of the nations repre-
sented here holds pieces to a
puzzle which, when the differ-
ent pieces are assembled, we
get a total view of Earth,”
Kempthorne said. “More peo-
ple will be fed, more diseases
mitigated and more lives saved
from natural disasters,” as a
result. He said the sense of
cooperation at the conference
was overwhelming, far removed
from the bitter politics sur-
rounding global warming. The
United States has been seen as
slow to even acknowledge man
was causing global warning, and
has balked at the 1997 Kyoto
accord requiring 36 industrial
nations to radically reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by
2012.

Bhutto launches Pakistan election campaign

MISLAMABAD, Pakistan —
Benazir Bhutto presented her
election manifesto Friday, dim-
ming the prospect of an oppo-
sition boycott that could under-
mine President Pervez Mushar-
raf’s efforts to show Pakistan is
returning to democracy, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
Musharraf left open the pos-

sibility of working with Bhutto
after the Jan. 8 parliamentary
elections. Both are secular lead-
ers who vow to take a tough
line against Islamic extremism,
and an alliance between the two
would be welcomed in the
West.

Another powerful opposition
leader insisted Musharraf

reverse a purge of the judiciary
that allowed him to secure a
new term as a civilian head of
state. The president stepped
down as army chief Wednesday
under a plan to guide this
nuclear-armed nation of 160
million people back toward
democracy eight years after he
seized power in a coup.

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week, she has still to be called
in to meet with officials about
the matter, and her own
efforts to ascertain details
were thwarted by uncomimu-
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what is the protocol there?
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numerous phone calls to exec: -

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returned,

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pects that as her daughter is
an “outspoken: young woman”
senior members may have
ulterior motives for secking
to remove her. “I think they
wrongly accused her,” she
said.

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LOCAL NEWS

JOLLIFICATION ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Drinking, shopping, browsing ...





JUST DAYS after the November 15 world-wide release, the Seaiest Duboef 2007 Beujolais Nouveau tasting booth was a popular attraction at the Bahamas
National Trust “Christmas Jollification" fund raiser sponsored by Bristol Wines & Spirits. Here, Valerie Barry is served by Bristol Wines and Spirits wine

warehouse worker, Charen Rhaming.

JAH ALOVE

Greetings to all from O.S.P.P. (Our Survivors
Political Party). Above all things we must Praise
the Creator of Live: May he send special bless-
ings to destroy the spirits of evil that have
possessed our Bahamas, thus. poisoning our
minds and filling our country with murders!!
LOVE is the amswe........rcccccccosssssssssssssssscsesssecsessssesseees
lt has been six (6) months since last General Elections.
Many got salary increase:- The Judges, the Nurses,
the Prison Overseers, the Teachers and the list goes
on. This is good as these people truly deserved it.....but
what about the minimun waged worker? Who make
up a large portion of the voters!! In 1996 when
O.S.P.P. became public, we agitated the corners of
Hay and East Streets for minimum wage, as there
was not an Act Yet! This was on September 15, 1996.
A few days later, P.M. Sir Lynden Pindling outlined
the introduction of it, then the F.N.M. Government
made it law. The wage was $4.00 an hour. It is still
that!! No one seems to care, as out of 41 members in
Farliament not one mentions it yet..............cscssscsescsseee
O.S.P.P. at this time sees it being $7.00 an hour.
Another matter showing lack of concerns for
a person’s constitutional rights is that of Mr.
Samuel “Ninety” Knowles. Four and three years
ago, O.S.P.P. showed this is media! Now low and
behold the U.S.A. and the Bahamian Govern-
ments were both embarrassed when the case was
ruled a mistrial. Now when the man is released,
would someone be made to pay him compensation.

Your Servant, Kenneth Taylor (Founder).



Bist

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PATRONS flocked to the Grey Goose la Poire vodka stall at Christmas Jol-
lification. Julian Lucio, left, and new Bahamas National Trust member Sim-
pat Parmagian, far right, enjoyed a Grey Goose la Poire Vodka cocktail
served by Bacardi employeesCharles McKenzie at the Bristol Wines and
Spirits sampling centre. _



KATHLEEN KELLOCK and Celia Hoare gave high marks to the Pama
Pomegranate liqueur and the "Pama Martini" served by Bristol Wines
and Spirits representative Nicola Butler.

CFAL"

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10.00 : z 0.600

Thousands line:
pathways at.
the Bahamas
National Trust .-
headquarters

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housands of Bahamians and visitors came out for the |
Jollification Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored Dy:
Bristol Wines and Spirits.

Patrons sipped and shopped all along the palm lined pathways .
of The Retreat, headquarters of the Bahamas National Trust”
(BNT), where they could browse more than a hundred booths..

An un-announced acrobatic bicycle display by visiting Red’ -
Bull mountain biker Petr Klaus from the Czech Republié:.
amazed the crowd.

Assembled around a space of only about 600 square feet,,
spectators gasped as the star athlete propelled his cycle at
high speed and lept on to five foot high platforms, often bal-,
ancing motionless on one wheel. ?

As the major sponsor, Bristol Wines and Spirits kept spirits,
high throughout the two-day event, offering samples of a num; !
ber of products, including: Gorges Duboef 2007 Beujolais,
Nouveau, Grey Goose La Poire Vodka; Amarula; Finlandia‘
and Dewar's Scotch. r '

Each brand had it's own area alongside the Skybox Sports‘
Bar — a new feature offering Sam Adams, Corona and Peroni:..
beers, as well as a darts competition organised by the Nassau
Darts Association.

Winning the award for best depiction of the 2007 BNT:
Christmas Jollification theme, “A Groovy Christmas” was,
perennial winner Ma Wells for her display in the “Jolly Mar-_
ket”.

Lynn Gape, BNT public relations and education officer, and.
the hard working Jollification Committee pronounced the,
event of near record breaking success, it was said. .

Dozens of volunteers donated time over the weekend. The.
event is a major source of funds for the work of the Bahamas:
National Trust. *

Each year, Jollification features a special enclosure for young! ae

sters, the Bluebird Children's Crafts Area, organised by Linda
Pritchard, Sheila Pritchard and Michele Stanhope.

It offers crafts for children under the guidance of St Andrew§»
School students and others. This area features a special Blue;
Bird juice bar.

The East Nassau Rotary Club and Interact also offered non,
alcoholic drinks, water and hamburgers, while St Andrews:
Interact members painted cheerful faces. s

Among the many outstanding Jollification displays each
year are semiprecious stones and sea glass set into distinctive.
jewellery; carved conch shells; pillows and bookmarks by Pip-
pa Cole; quilts and wood work, stained glass and ornaments of, %
every design. s

Linda Sands added a pack of corky potcakes to her witty mas-.
terpieces, all carved from wine cork and Dorothy Goldsmith*,
again made the trip from Grand Bahama with her "Jolly Hats".

Only one complaint was heard: "This year there seemed to be>_
fewer arts and crafts, more manufactured items and too much:"
jewellery!" a

Patrons also missed The White Elephant area which is set ton
reappear as a car boot sale in the spring of 2008. :

Most shoppers looked happy, however, sipping and swaying « .
to the music, talking with friends and craftsmen, or dashing *
home with their treasures.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOLITA THOMPSON of
MACKEY STREET #2, HILLSIDE ESTATE, P.O. BOX N-
8586, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
1ST day of December, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HEERIA RAMLALL of
NICHOLLS TOWN, NORTH ABACO, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be

ality Over-The-Countar Secuntk
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6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) z 6.25 6.00 Z 0.480
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granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
DECEMBER 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
aie are Then¢ ae and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
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=~ NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TRISTAN LEONARDO
NEWBOLD OF PINE DALE, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
DECEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

1.3149 Colina Money Market Fund
2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
2.4829 Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.2037 Colina Bond Fund

1.365584*
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1.279370***

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31 October 2007
*- 31 July 2007

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AMARULA FRUIT CREAM liqueur from South Africa wowed patrons.
Served chilled, the liqueur is a blend of wild Marula Fruit juice and cream,
with hints of caramel and chocolate. Many who sampled this liqueur



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HAVING CARRIED the responsibility for organising the 2007 Christmas Jol-

lification for Bristol Wines and Spirits, Arame Strachan finally found a

moment to relax and enjoy a sip of "Six Grapes" port. The two day event

i near record crowds and provided major funding for the National
rust.

THE GREEK FOOD stall made a welcome addition to the Jollification. Patrons lined up to purchase the Greek food and pastries with proceeds going
to the Trust.

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~ THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST CHRISTMAS JOLLIFICATION award for “outstanding display" was shared by ERROL ‘DUKE’ STRACHAN, well known leader of the Bahamas National Youth orchestra, was a stall holder at .
Stall numbers 23 and 24, "Cocomotion Island Art’ and "Mermaids Purse". Tami Cash right (Mermaids Purse) and . the BNT Christmas Jollification. The multi-talented 'Duke' sold flowering plants, fruit trees, exotic and local plants
ae a aut (Cocomotion) are both from Hope Town, Abaco. Thousands turned up to the Trust HQ for the and shrubs at his "Eden Farm and Nursery’ stall. His National Youth Orchestra concert, another holiday season

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tradition, is set for December 22 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Bahamian Dominic Cant, who



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copies of his book, featuring pho-
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MR FRANON WILSON, president of Arawak Homes Ltd., ue to participants and to the country at large, but the truth is that
said Junior Achievers is an exceptional organ teaching Junior Achievers does so much more, he added.
young people about business and helping the “This year you could have not selected a better theme than
economic aspects of life. ‘Passion for Achievement’. It is appropriate because it represents
If that was all Junior Achievers did, it would the path from today’s achiever to tomorrow’s tycoon,” he said.







MEET parents of JA students (I-r) - Gladstone Stuart, Theresa Kemp,
Ernestine Williams, Ingrid Roberts and Elmore Jacques. (BELOW) —
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An-Leslie Musgrove, Junior Achiever Company President and Lekita Chambers, Junior Achiever executive advisor.



SHOWN (I-r in front row): Rosseta Munroe, JA advisor; Lia Munroe, JA advisor; Lekita Chambers, executive advisor; Jasmaine Williams, VP for finance; Franon R Wilson, president of Arawak Homes; An-Leslie Musgrove, JA’
_ company president; Anwar Lewis, VP for production; Ashley Stubbs, VP for human resources; Britney Seymour, VP for public relations; Peggy Henfield, JA consultant; Rashanna Thompson, JA advisor and Leshanda McPhee, :
JA advisor. Pictured (I-r in second row): Derek Whyms, Company Centre manager; Leex Colebrooke, Raython ‘Strachan, Alexandria Joseph, Britnney Woodside, Sherika Beckford, Melnishka Newbold, Jade Johnson, Quintell
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Residents afraid
to leave homes
after shoot-out

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



SOME Fox Hill residents
were afraid to leave their
homes yesterday after rival
gangs used the area’s park as
their personal shooting range.

According to eye-witness
reports, a shoot-out occurred
between a group of Fox Hill
men and members of an out-
side gang on Fox Hill Parade
shortly after 3pm on Thurs-
day.

As buses were unloading
students from various schools
at the main Fox Hill bus stop,
a car with three men pulled
up to the park.

One of them, armed with a
gun, got out of the car and
attempted to attack a Fox
Hill man.

The Fox Hill man,’ howev-
er, was surrounded by an
armed group.

A gunfight broke out
between the two parties, cre-
ating an atmosphere of chaos
and fear in the Fox Hill Park
area.

According to a 15-year-old
student, who witnessed the
incident, bullets were flying

through the air in all direc-
tions.

As the shoot-out escalated,
the two outside men drove
off, leaving their comrade
behind.

The man attempted to



240lbs.

and extremely dangerous.

Wanted for questioning

POLICE are asking for the public’s help in locating

ele hen Stubbs, aka Die and Tiger. He is 31 years old
lives in Ridgeland Park West.

T Aceardieg to police, Stubbs stands six feet and weighs

He is wanted for questioning in connection with the
murder of Samuel McKenzie, alias Mooshea.
Police yesterday warned that Stubbs is considered armed

make a run for it, but was
chased down by the group of
Fox Hill men, who reported-
ly “beat him bad.”

The injured man then
attempted to escape the area
on a jitney. After.one driver
sped off.to avoid having to
give him a ride, the injured
man jumped on the back of
another bus.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Chief Supt Glen
Miller, head of CDU, said
police had no reports of the
incident.

“This doesn’t mean that it
did not happen, but it is
something we have to look
into,” he said.

Witnesses said they did not
see any police officers at the
scene and believe that no
calls for assistance were made
to the nearby police station.

In the aftermath of this
shooting, some Fox Hill resi-
dents now fear for their safe-
ty.

The mother of a student,
who witnessed the shooting,
told The Tribune that her son
is scared to leave their home
to attend school.

“He only told me that
something is going to go
down,” the mother said.

This incident comes as the
number of violent crimes in
the country is reaching record
numbers and gang-related
crimes are becoming more
and more frequent.











Minister meets media over
Junkanoo charge furore

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

THE MINISTER of State for
Culture held a meeting with the
media yesterday after wide-
spread outrage over accredita-
tion charges for Junkanoo —
which have been partially
rescinded — described by some
media executives as “foolish”
and “ridiculous”.

Charles Maynard explained
to representatives from The
Tribune, The Nassau Guardian
and Bahama Journal, along with
several freelance photographers,

at the Ministry of Education
that there have been some mis-

charges his ministry announced.

for their accreditation.

Media houses assumed that }
this would mean their total bill :

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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham, Finance Minister Zhivargo Laing, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest, Senator Elma Campbell and FNM chairman John-
ley Ferguson view the body of Ronald “Renegade Kempie” Kemp at FNM headquarters yesterday.

. as thousands line up for last glimpse of Harl Taylor



AT PEACE: The nee of Harl Taylor in yester-

day’s Tribune

THOUSANDS of Bahamians lined up
be yesterday to take a last glimpse of flamboy-
“a\ ant designer Harl Taylor before his funeral
| today at St Agnes Anglican Church.

s| According to project manager at ‘A Sweet-
® ing Colonial Mortuary, Robin Sweeting,
| hordes of people were drawn all day to Mr
©) Taylor’s public viewing because of the

} unorthodox way his body was displayed.

| MrSweeting said he believes the remark-
4) able arrangement was done at the request of
Mr Taylor and obviously executed through
the direction of his mother.

Mr Taylor had been known to many as
one of the best, if not the best, showmen in
the country, a man who knew how to cap-
ture people’s imagination and attention.

The area surrounding his seated body was
decorated with his various awards and his
trademark handbags. His Cacique Award
was also on display. ®

The throng that gathered yesterday did
not disturb the private viewing of the fami-

SEE page nine

Mother hits out after daughter expelled from Junior Achievers

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

A MOTHER has hit out at
executive members of the
Junior Achievers programme
for failing to confer with her
before or after expelling her

Tribune Freeport
Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT — The Port
Lucaya Resort and Yacht Club
laid off 29 hotel workers yes-
terday, raising unemployment

According to an official press
release issued on Friday, the

: resort’s staff of 45 was reduced
: to 16.
“For the past four months

daughter from the project for
an alleged sexual offence
against another participant.

“I am trying to fully under-
stand and no-one wants to talk
to me,” said the concerned
mother.

She told The Tribune that she
is deeply disturbed that she had

employees have been working
one to three days as a result of
the reduced inventory of
saleable rooms and a general
lack of occupancy,” stated the
press release.

“The current inventory of 85
rooms is unable to support the
present staff complement of 45,
and therefore it is with deep
regret that we have found it
necessary to reduce the level of
staff to 16.”

Rembert Albury, general
manager of Port Lucaya Resort,

to find out from her 14-year-
old daughter after her expul-
sion that she was alleged to
have been involved in an inci-
dent in which another young
female participant in the pro-
gramme was said to have been
held down by a group of girls
and “molested.”

Freeport resort lays
off 29 hotel workers

conceptions regarding the :

The ministry initially released : @ BY DENISE MAYCOCK
a letter on Wednesday inform- ;
ing media companies that there :
will be a $50 accreditation fee :
per parade for journalists who :
cover Junkanoo, with the letter :
further declaring that photog- :
raphers and videographers will :
have to pay $300 fee per parade : !
: levels again on the island.

stated that separation cheques,

which include severance and
: cation denied on Thursday.

entitlement benefits, were pre-
sented to the workers.

“Since opening in August,
1993, the Port Lucaya Resort

team has grown to be a close- }
knit family, and I would like to :
: confirmed yesterday.

personally thank those who will

be leaving us for their hard :
work and dedication, and wish :
: of murdering Mario Miller on

them all the best for the future,”

SEE page nine

The mother feels there is
something “really wrong” with
the fact that none of the advis-
ers or administrators in the pro-
gramme called her to alert her

SEE page nine

Miller murder
accused denied
_ bail application

ONE of two brothers accused

: of the murder of Mario Miller,
: son of former Cabinet Minister

Leslie Miller, had his bail appli-

Ricardo Miller, alias Tamar

: Lee, appeared before Justice
: Jon Isaacs on Thursday but was

denied bail, Shavon Bethel of
the Attorney General’s Office

Ricardo Miller and his broth-
er Ryan Miller are both accused

SEE page nine _


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BAHAMAS INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURERS AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION

Union’s executive board members back
_ plan to reduce work week of line staff

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



~ EXECUTIVE board mem-
bers of the Bahamas Indus-
trial Manufacturers and
Allied Workers Union have
agreed to Morton Salt’s pro-
posal to reduce the work
week of line staff, The Tri-

bune has learned.

According a press release
issued by secretary general of
the BIMAWU Jennifer
Brown yesterday, subsequent
to.a meeting earlier in the
week the union has agreed
with Morton’s proposal to
reduce the work week for line
staff to a three day week for
the period of January 2008 to

e

March 2008.

However,. the union con-
tinues to insist that the indus-
trial agreement the two par-
ties entered into earlier in the
year be registered with the
Industrial Tribunal before
any amendments be made to
it.

She said the union has been
in contact with its attorney

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Obie Ferguson, and he has
agreed that is in the best
interest of the union workers
and of Morton that “this
arrangement be consummat-
ed.”

- The agreement was execut-
ed on July 11, 2007 but has
not yet been registered.

Mr Ferguson, who is also
president of Trades Union
Congress, explained to The
Tribune why the agreement
has not been registered.

“It wasn’t registered
because the Tribunal refused
to register it in the manner in
which it was presented. So
the Tribunal made some
observations on adjustments
that need to be made.

“We have been asking
(Morton) from July when we
signed the agreement (to reg-
ister it) but now that the com-
pany wants this irrevocable
clause for them.

“The union is willing to

agree to the three days pro-
posed by the company but
they are not willing to sign
any irrevocable clause
amounting to a supplemental
agreement to a document
that is not even yet regis-
tered.”

Earlier in the week, Mr
Fer told Tribune Busi-
ness that the “irrevocable
clause” referred to a lay-off
clause which would give the

company the right to “lay off
as required” and this right
would be non-negotiable in

IN BRIEF

awson Square yesterday.

Time Clarke/Tribune staff



“The union is.
willing to agree
to the three
days proposed

by the company

but they are not
willing to sign
any irrevocable
clause amount-
ing to a supple-
mental agree-
ment to a docu-
ment that is not
even yet regis-
tered.”



future talks. Inagua’s econo-

could not be reached.

Arrests over firearm discovery

the discovery of a firearm while patrolling the Thompson Lane area

off East Street‘on Monday.

A statement from press liaison officer, Asst Supt Walter Evans,
said officers discovered a .380 handgun while conducting a search

of a car.

Mackey Street were taken into custody.

at this time.

Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, recently wrote to

CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur, ;
: major bone of contention for

asking him to convene such a meeting.

Dr Mitchell says some measures to cushion the effects of rising :
prices will be announced during the budget presentation at the :
Grenada Trade Centre on Friday.

He says there must bea hea concentration on the more mar- i ;
: the government to discuss the

: projects in August and Septem-
: ber.

ginalised in his country.

‘Home for aged anniversary

THE public was invited to celebrate the 34th anniversary of

the Persis Rodgers Home for Aged this past weekend.

Staff and residents celebrated the anniversary of the institu-
tion, located on Hawthorn Road off Farrington Road on Sat- ;

urday, at 3.30pm.

Minister State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner was

expected to speak at the event.

if

: tory to this,”
: said that heavy “volatile vehi-
: cles” using the road was one of
: the issues.

MOBILE Division officers made two arrests in connection with :

THE TRIBUNE

Deveaux
answers

concerns

over Albany
project

: Ml By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

Minister of Works Earl

i Deveaux yesterday responded
: to claims that the government is
: risking putting the principle of
: property ownership in the
: Bahamas at risk by going ahead
: with the acquisition of Bahami-
: an land for the Albany project.

Mr Deveaux said: “We are

: satisfied that the acquisitions
: that we are making are for a

- } public road and that is an
: appropriate acquisition. We are
: satisfied that we have done all
: that we could to make it fair by
: allowing arms length assess-
: ments to be made so that nei-
: ther party is disadvantaged.”

Earlier this week, The Tri-

: bune published a special report
: in which a concerned citizen

+ alleged that the government is
: setting a dangerous precedent
: that could imperil the rights of
: future Bahamians by taking
: “private property for a private
+ developer”. The source alleged
: the government is trying to
? mask the wrongful acquisition

. | under the guise of serving a
: public good.

In the Albany heads of agree-

: ment, clause 9.9 calls on the -

i government to expropriate land
: from certain landowners in
order that the developer can
construct a new road which
: passes outside of their property
: boundaries and extinguish
? South West Bay Street, which
: currently runs directly through
: the middle of the project. The
i developer i is paying the govern-

: ment the necessary funds to
; make the acquisition.

Yesterday, Mr Deveaux said

i that divergent opinions such as
: those expressed by the source
: are “irreconcilable” but the gov-
: ernment respects that they are
: “legitimate.”

“His opinions are well found-

ed,” conceded Mr Deveaux of
: the source who approached The
: Tribune.

However, the minister refut-

: ed suggestions that by going
: ahead with the acquisitions the
i government would be paving
: the way for the degradation of
: the principle of private proper-
: ty ownership in the Bahamas.

“That it will become irre-

i versibly greyer, I take issue with
: that,” said Mr Deveaux. “I
; don’t think the past suggests
: that, I don’t think feelings of
: Bahamian public today would
: accommodate such a thing.”

Under the Acquisitions of

i Lands Act; the government can
: acquire private property if it is
: for a “public purpose”. The gov-
: ernment does this on a fairly
: regular basis to. build new roads

Obie Ferguson |

i the acquisition of land in this
? instance would serve, Mr
my is dependent on the salt :
production by. Morton. The :
" company employs around 60 :
per cent of the island’s work :
force. Attempts were made :
to secure a comment from :
Morton Salt’s managing }
director Glenn Bannister but ; @lso that there were reasons

ime yesterday he } a
me pees ae Ce ene : to traffic in the area that would

: have legitimated the road.

around New Providence.
Asked what “public purpose”.

Deveaux said: “A public road.”

Queried as to why a new road
was necessary, if not only
because the developer did not
want a road running through
their property, Mr Deveaux said
that it was “for the hotel” and

“Jong before Albany” relating

“There’s a great deal of his-
he claimed. He

Mr Deveaux said the hotel

i he is referring to is the New
: South Ocean hotel, part of the
: New South Ocean Project, that
: is being built adjacent to
: Albany.

A man, 27, from eastern New Providence and a woman, 26, of : 7

Former Prime Minister Perry

: Christie, under whom the heads
: of agreement with the Albany
: developers

Call for regional CARICOM talks

THERE has been a call for a regional meeting of CARICOM :
_. prime ministers and ministers of finance to discuss the rising cost of :
living that is plaguing the region.
CARICOM leaders who met in Uganda for the Commonwealth :

Summit last week have all agreed that such a meeting is necessary :
: Deveaux yesterday, echoing Mr

Park Ridge Securi-
ties Corps was signed, had indi-

cated that the government
viewed these two developments
as intrinsically linked — one not

going ahead without the other.

“You cannot look at it
(Albany) by itself,” said Mr

Christie’s sentiments.
The road diversion was a

members of the public in rela- —
tion to the Albany and New

? South Ocean developments.

during town meetings called by

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LOCAL NEWS

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2007, PAGE 3
i j

battle, says boundaries protester

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



A FORMER labour movement
campaigner is claiming that his consti-
tutional rights were trampled during a
nine-year legal battle over the bound-
aries of his land.

He has lashed out at the Bahamian
legal system for “hampering” his case



Shipping’s ‘unsung heroes’

rather than resolving the matter expe-
ditiously. Alfred Smith, 65, of Fox Hill
told The Tribune that nothing has been
done to enforce a 1998 injunction pro-
hibiting a neighbour from hindering
his efforts to survey his property to
clarify its legal boundaries.

These boundaries are essential in
proving Mr Smith’s case that the neigh-
bour has encroached upon his land, he
claims.

An affidavit stamped by the
Supreme Court states that the plaintiff,



M@ By GLADSTONE
THURSTON

IN commemoration of the
30th anniversary of the
Bahamas Ship Registry, indi-
viduals and firms that con-
tributed to its success were hon-
oured onboard the Sovereign
of the Seas cruise liner.

Minister of Maritime Affairs
and Labour Dion Foulkes toast-
ed “the unsung heroes who,
through their unceasing etforts
over the last 30 years have
made the Bahamas ship registry
what it is today.”

The Bahamas has the third
largest registry in the world and
is number one for the registra-
tion of cruise ships.

The registry is managed by
the Bahamas Maritime Author-
ity (BMA) which maintains
offices in London, New York

Mr Smith, accused the defendant of
pulling down his fence and blocking
the road to his property.

Mr Smith, a former stone mason and
labour campaigner who marched
alongside Sir Randol Fawkes for the
rights of labourers in the 1960s, says he
has been trying in vain to have offi-
cers of the court ensure that the injunc-
tion is enforced.

“I’m frustrated because my consti-
tutional right is being violated . . . the
law is doing nothing to execute their

MARITIME Affairs
and Labour Minister
Dion Foulkes (right)
and Broadcasting
Corporation chair-
man Barry Malcolm

share ideas at
Wednesday's awards
ceremony.



Those honoured are pictured with Minister Dion Foulkes (first row standing, sixth right) and permanent secre-
tary Thelma Beneby (right of minister).



and Nassau, with representa-
tives in Greece, Germany and
Hong Kong.

“As an active member of the
International Maritime Author-
ity,” said Mr Foulkes, “the
BMA has over the years played
a crucial role in the shaping of
world shipping policy.”

The Bahamas has served a
total of seven years on the IMO
council during which time it
served on all of the main com-
mittees.

“That afforded the Bahamas
the privilege of being party to
the ratification of all major IMO
conventions,” said Mr Foulkes.

nandes, and

Those honoured were:
e former minister with
responsibility for maritime

_ affairs Philip Bethel

e former permanent secre-
taries Harold Munnings, Vyl-
ma Thompson-Curling and Lois
Symonette (deceased)

e directors Captain Alan
Morris and Judith Francis

e mailboat owners Taylor
Corporation, James Dean,
Marsh Harbour Shipping, Cap-
tain Theophilis Stewart and YI
Shipping

e foreign owners Leslie Fer-
William



Bardelmeier

e BMA staff Erma Rahming
Mackey, Katie Clarke, Michelle
Dean Bartlette, Denise Far-
rington, and Shirley Kaye

* nautical inspector Captain
Donald Gow

e law firms Higgs and Kelly,
McKinney Bancroft and Hugh-
es, L Marvin B Pinder, Callen-
der and Company, Richard J B
Curry, Graham Thompson,
Higgs and Johnson, and MacK-
ay and Moxey.

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own court order, so what is that worth
if it can’t be executed?” he asked.
“The legal system hasn’t done any-
thing. They need to get the court mat-
ters straightened out, they need more
judges, they need to do this because
the whole system creates confusion.”
He has written numerous pleas to
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall and
Attorney General Claire Hepburn urg-
ing them to intervene in the matter,
but has yet to receive any response
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Wounds of the revolution

BEIJING — During the 20th century, hell
descended on many nations, and each one
seems to recover in its own way. This is the
story of One man’s recovery, and a glimpse
into the rise of modern China:

Edward Tian was 3 years old when Mao
Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution.
His parents, ecologists who had been edu-
cated in the Soviet Union, were deported to
rural backwaters. A mob invaded his home
and burned his family’s books. He was sepa-
rated from his sister and was sent to live with
his maternal grandmother in the industrial
city of Shenyang. .

His grandmother was a terrifying yet fierce-
ly devoted woman, whose child-rearing phi-
losophy was summed up by her motto: “Do
not smile until the children are in bed.”

Tian remembers being furious with his par-
ents during their 11 years of separation: “I
was very angry. Why didn’t they take care of
me? | didn’t have a good relationship with my
parents again until my own children were
born.” Meanwhile, he was studying Marx-
ism at school and dreaming of becoming a
soldier for the revolution.

His grandmother persuaded him not to go
into the military, but to continue his studies.
In 1981, he enrolled in Liaoning University,
and after graduation he sent out letters to
American universities in hopes of getting a
scholarship somewhere.

Texas Tech offered him one, and Tian,
under the impression that Lubbock, Texas,
was near New York, accepted. “The first
plane ride of my life was the flight from Bei-
jing to San Francisco, then I flew to Dallas
where the airport was huge. I was so scared.”

He felt obliged to continue in his parents’
footsteps and study ecology, so the boy from
Shenyang ended up getting a Ph.D. in Texas
ranch management. He spent five years dri-
ving around local ranches. His dissertation
was a Statistical model of the spread of
bromegrass weeds, which was read, after
years of work, by 10 people.

But at Texas Tech he did have access to a
Macintosh-computer. “During breaks I had
no family and iio friends around, so I’d play
with it. It planted a seed in my heart.”

By the early 1990s, Deng Xiaoping’s
reforms were beginning to transform China,
the Internet was beginning to transform the
world and Tian seized the historical moment.
He and a Chinese friend from Dallas found-
ed AsiaInfo Holdings to bring Internet tech-
nology back home. Within three years, he
had 320 employees and revenues of $45 mil-

lion a year,

In 1999, the Chinese government created a
new company, China Netcom Group, to comm
pete with China Telecom in bringing broad
band to China. ‘Tian was asked to becorie
chief executive, and he accepted. Phe ranch
researcher from Lubbock ended up with
230,000 people working for him.

But the Cultural Revolution stiff larks in
the mental shadows. “Insecurity is a yory
important thought in my head.” he says. He
now works with business luminaries like [leu
ry Kravis, and observes: “Henry Kravis does-
n't need to prove himself. Because Um Chi-
nese, | need to prove I can do that. | can
travel faster and learn more.”

Recently, he was the keynote speaker ata
conference in Malaysia and arrived late and
hungry to a buffet dinner. He went to the
buffet table, piled his plate with rice and
began furiously shoveling it into his mouth. -\
friend said he was embarrassing, his fellow
Chinese by behaving like a peasant. * | had to
think about why L was behaving like that.

Meanwhile, the prodding trom home con
tinues. On a trip to Japan, he called his eran
mother, who is now 92, and told her (hit
despite what she had suffered during the
Japanese occupation, he was now standing ia
a beautiful Japanese park. She responded:

'»°'Why are you sightsecine? You should he

“hard at work.”

fii» Tired of the bureaucracy, Vian tesigned
from Netcom and has founded China Broad-
band Capital. It funds firms that are usin:
cell phones as the next information technol
ogy platform, and it owns part of VySpace
China. He sits alone in a beautiful office tn
the middle of the park where the Qine
Dynasty emperors came to worship the sun
His office was the emperor’s dressing, roons.

With his lingering insecurity, with his ficre.
determination to prove and reprove himself,
he is in some ways typical of the Cultural
Revolution generation elite. But he is also a
cultured man, and in that he is atypical. thie
Cultural Revolution swept away much of the
old Chinese culture. It was followed by the
wave of commercialism and materialism. Dig-
nity is now defined by money and French
and Italian luxury goods.

The spiritual vacuum left by the Cultural
Revolution has yet to be filled. Some set of
values — good or bad —- will eventually (ill it.
and at that point, the final aftershock of the
hell will be finally felt.

(This article was written by David Brooks of

the New York Times News Service - ¢.2007).

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© Timediately appoint six
additional Judges -— three
Bahamian— three foreign.
‘Trials, for those on bail for
serious offences, take prece-
dence over all others.

e All persons who have
allegedly committed a crimi-
nal offence, where bodily
harm has been inflicted or
weapons have been tnvolved,
or murder, or rape or incest,
who have been allowed bail
are always to be subjected to
house arrest conditions.
Bracelets are to be worn.
Bail is revoked immediately
if the subject leaves the con-
fining arca. Convicted pae-
dophiles to have surgical
removal of that part of brain
dealing with their desire for
sexual relations with chil
dren.

e Invoke a law tmmediate-
ly that requires children 12
and under to be in their
homes and/or their yards as
soon as the strectlights are
on, and by 8pm when day-
ight saving time is in-ctfect.

e [8-year-olds and under
must be in their homes by 9
o'clock unless accompanied
by a parent or guardian. I
euardian, a letter of permius-
ston must be given by the
parcnt. Those who are tak-
inv nteht classes.or legally
working must have a letter
from their employer giving
work times. A reasonable
time will be allowed for tray
elling home.

e Parents will be held
responsible for any violation
of above and will be subject
to stift penalties for any fail-
ure to comply,

© Parents of children who
are aeting out at school will
be required to attend behay-
lour management classes as

regards child behaviour. If

unacceptable behaviour con-
linues, a parent will be
required to sit with the child
during class sessions.

e Vhese children also will
be required to attend church
classes on Saturdays where
they will be expected to learn
about their social, moral and
legal obligations to the
Bahamian society.

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* A 12 o’clock deadline for
all adult persons to be off the
strects except where there is
legitimate reason to be out
and about-eg Workers on
shift work, police on duty,
garbage workers on duty,
security persons on duty,
emergency personnel. Per-
sons going to the hospitals
for emergency treatment and
relatives of same. (While
people may object to this it
will be a necessary but tem-
porary situation).

® Mandatory National Ser-
vice be instituted..All school
drop-outs must join the Ser-
vice immediately if they are
under 18. Those between 18
and 26 must serve for a min-
imum of two years unless
they are in full time school
programmes or have gainful
full time employment. They
may leave the Scivice after
two years only to return to
school full time or for a full
tirac job.

An unwed, pregnant
female must register with
Social Services. Mandatory
classes must be attended.
Subjects will include birth

ol SEOs and care for the new

boro. Classes to resume for
these persons when the child
is two. five, Lt and 13. Child
behaviour methods will be
stressed

» Unwed pregnant females
will name the father. He
musi attend classes as above
and provide child support
and exercise adequate visita-
tion of the child. Should the
female falsely accuse the
nile, her punishment will be
swilt and severe.

® At the birthing of a sec-
ond child. the unwed parents
will be subject to: female
having her tubes tied, male
having a vasectomy. AIL
classes, as prescribed above,
will begin again. Should a
male impregnate more then
one female, without benefit
of marriage, he will be sub-
ject to a vasectomy and fine



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isis

whether he is married ti °-

another or not.

Police will be educated a
to traffic enforcement an
traffic officers will b«
required to be diligent ir
their apprehending of traffi
violators. Fines will bi
mandatory and must be paic
within three days; even if th:
offence will be appealed. (1
found not guilty the fine wil
be returned). When a timel:
and adequate penalty i
assessed it will give a clea
message that even the small
er infractions will not be tol
erated. Officers must b«
trained to be assertive ii
their dealings with the publi
and not aggressive in am
way.

Parliamentary behaviou
must be elevated by the Gov
ernment of thé Day and th
Loyal Opposition. Th:
speaker of the House has th
first and only say in matter
of conduct and procedure
Members must adhere a
once to his ruling. Failure t
do so will require his/he
removal immediately for th:
rest of the session. The Part:
Whip will be responsible ix
educate the offender, at :
most reasonable time, as t«
the correction of the trans
gression. If the ruling i
thought to be unjust, a writ

ten submission will be-under -

taken by the member and thx
party whip and forwarded t
the Speaker.

When a Bill is being debat
ed, there should be nc
allowance for either party t
bring up any past or unrelat
ed matters. Consideratior
can only be given to the mer
its of the proposal whethe
negative or positive. Am
person speaking to the Bil
who brings in any other unre
lated subject. shall be
required to sit immediateh
and not speak to the Bill am
further. The person, also, wil
be forbidden to vote on th:
Bill.

Once an election is over
the use of party names or ini
tials shall not be allow in Par
liament or Senate. Addres
must be only a derivative o
“Gov of the Day” or “Loya
Opposition”. “That side” o
“this side” is acceptable

All of the above is predi
cated on the intestinal forti
tude of those in charge t«
fairly and without fear o
favour educate the citizens
monitor and enforce thi
rules and regulations, as pre
scribed. While some of thes«
suggestions will be consid
ered harsh, the commoi
good has to take precedenci
over individual rights whe
We are in a state of crisis.

Thank you for your indul
gence, Iet’s get serious.

D CHAMP
Nassau,
November, 2007.

Interested in
editorial

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Your editorial of Friday, 9th
November, 2007, “Speaker
Alvin Smith acted correctly”, is
interesting to say the least.

My interest was further
peaked as I read the question at
the end of the same — “Would
such a government be consid
ered worthless or wutless?”

My answer is as follows:

“WUTLESS”

If my grandma were alive,
her words would be: “Wutless
goodtanothin scrambled eggs.”

The people have spoken —
We rest!

MARIA D. SMITH

Nasssau,
November 9, 2007.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2007, PAGE 5



MALE HEALTH INITIATIVE CONFERENCE 2007

Bottled up pain is blamed
or fuelling male violence



Patrick Hanna/BIS

PARTICIPANTS in thé Male Health Initiative Conference 2007 listen attentively to one of several presentations on male health during the one-day

conference.

BAHAMIAN men must stop
keeping pain and frustration
bottled up inside, as this is fuel-
ing the growing culture of vio-
lence, one Ministry of Health
official said.

Ezekiel Munnings was speak-
ing at a one-day conference on
issues that affect Bahamian
males.

“We cannot resolve things,
so what.do we do? We fight.
And so when we look at the
violence in our society, a very
large part of it can be attributed
to an inability to resolve differ-
ences,” he said.

-Almost two hundred men
and boys from across New
Providence met on Thursday to
discuss some of the more critical
issues impacting men. The event
was held at the activity centre of
the Parish Church of the Most
Holy Trinity and was organised
by the Male Health Initiative
(MHI), a component of the
Ministry of Health’s Family
Planning and Reproductive
Health Programme.

The conference was intend-
ed to focus on men’s health
issues — including everything
from the causes and treatment
of heart disease and strokes, to
mental health, AIDS and can-
cer, but quickly turned into a
lively and positive discussion on
issues such as crime, relation-
ships and parenting.

One of the organisers said the
fruitful discussion left them hop-
ing to increase the number of
opportunities for men and boys
to “come together and really
open up in a positive and mean-
ingful way.”

MHI officials say they were
“very encouraged” by the num-
ber of men who participated in
the conference, representing a
cross-section of society.

“This morning showed that
more and more men and boys
are prepared to come forward
and openly express their inner-

Almost 200 men
and boys turn up at
one-day conference

most feelings in the presence of
other men in a meaningful
way,” said Mr Munnings, who is
project co-ordinator of the Male
Health Initiative. “The positive
dialogue that came about as a
result of these discussions was a
wonderful thing because that is
something men were not pre-
pared to do in the past.”

Mr Munnings said that “for
a long time” only women had
no difficulty “openly express-
ing” themselves to others —
whether in private or an organ-
ised setting, but that it was “sort
of taboo” for men to do like-
wise.

“But now we are seeing that
perhaps because of stress and
anxiety, that men and boys are
more prepared to meet in open
settings such as this where they
can just sit and talk and bare
their souls,” Mr Munnings said.

Mr Munnings said the “inap-
propriate socialisation” of males
must stop as it only exacerbates
some of the problems men face.

On the other hand, he said,
men must always take their duty
to provide for their children and
play a meaningful role in their
children’s development seri-
ously.. Mothers, he said, must
appreciate the need for boys * “to
know who their fathers are”

“T’m amazed at how many
boys who do not know whom
their fathers are; who they are
connected to in this world,” Mr
Munnings said. “Boys, in par-
ticular, must know who their
fathers are, prealise that is

School collects canned
goods for storm victims

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

FREEPORT - The Bishop
Michael Eldon School collected
canned goods for victims of
Tropical Storm Noel on Cat
Island during its annual Har-
vest Thanksgiving Mass last
week.

Father Ian Claridge said stu-
dents collected more than 2,000
canned items and boxed them
for shipment to Cat Island.

“The school family of Bish-
op Michael Eldon School want-
ed to share the Thanksgiving
spirit with other individuals who
were not as fortunate as they
were to survive another hurri-
cane season without incident,”
he said.

Fr Claridge said that many
children at the school were
severely impacted by the pas-
sage of hurricanes Frances,
Jeanne and Wilma, and can
identify with the challenges that

children and families in Cat
Island are facing.

He thanked Councillor April
Gow for helping the school
make contact with her local
government counterpart Chief
Councillor Hancil Strachan on
Cat Island.

He also extended his grati-
tude to the Mailboat Company
Ltd, owners of the Fiesta mail
boat, which consented to trans-
port the 60 boxes free of charge
from Freeport to Nassau.

Fr Claridge said that giving
is an act of unselfishness and
teaches students about the
importance of “giving back and
sharing.”

“In the past, the items col-
lected were distributed in the
Grand Bahama community to
aid the less fortunate,” he said.

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where they get their identities
from. That’s why you carry his
name.

“If a young boy does not
know whom his father is, that
leaves a void in his life and if
that void is not filled by some-
thing healthy, it will be filled by
anger, rejection, isolation and
the pain of not knowing and
that’s also a part of what we are
seeing today,” Mr Munnings
added.

The MHI project co-ordina-
tor said crime and criminality
also have damaging effects on
the family as prison sentences
oftentimes destroy homes.

“We must understand, as
men, the ramifications of all of
our actions; but particularly
those when it comes to crime
and criminality because, once
you commit a crime and go to

prison for any extended period
of time, your family is faced
with the reality of learning to
function without you,” Mr
Munnings said.

“Once that man is released
from prison, he expects to be
welcomed back home with open
arms because ‘daddy is back,’
but the family and the children
have learned to function with-
out him and so it makes it diffi-
cult to adjust, particularly if all
parties do not receive therapy.”

Mr Munnings said the same
applies to men who battle drug
and alcohol addiction as well as
those who leave the home
because of an argument or an
extra marital affair.

“What we are saying to men
is that whenever we are having
problems in our relationship,
leaving home or turning to
something else should not
always be the option because
once our families learn to func-
tion without us, we are in trou-
ble,” Mr Munnings said.

“Men should never discon-
nect themselves from their fam-
ilies because once you discon-
nect yourself it is very hard to
reconnect.”



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CUGE

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

“Tam vex that my number
ain’ fall today. These
b***#**s ig pay me now once
a month and I done spend
my last $50 on that number
026. I played it for early New
York, Chicago, and late
night, but it still ain’ come.

“TI really hope BTC don’t
turn off my phone. If I had
catch that number I might of
been able to put something
on my bill.”

- Koyo, Dan Nottage
Estates

“I vex that they decided to
close the highway after you
pass Chelseas Choice (Fri-
day) morning and didn’t have
an outlined re-route to fol-
low! I know it’s because they
digging up East Street round-
about but still, they need to
do better.”

_ Francis, South Beach

“I vex because I’ve had
enough of government ser-

”

fic.
— Rachel, Eastern Estates

“T vex at all these jonesers
who walking the streets har-
rassing people for dollar,
especially the ones that con-
gregate on Nassau Street.
They obviously need some
kind of shot or medication
and I always wonder where



are their families? And what
is the government going to
do about this problem?”

— Concerned citizen

vice men being sent out to
fix roads and electricity lines
in the middle of the day
blocking all of lunchtime traf-

Bahamas must now focus on
climate change - Ingraham

THE Bahamas must now focus on climate change and dis-
aster preparedness, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham siad.

He said these were the main issues discussed at the Com-
monwealth Heads of Government Meeting which directly affect
small island states like the Bahamas.

“We must now give greater focus to disaster preparedness, the
ability of ourselves across communities to have access to basic
essential things like water and/or electrical power in the event
of a major disaster.

“We live in a low lying set of islands,” Mr Ingraham said. “We
have to give major attention to a major city like Nassau in the
event of a hurricane coming from the south and flood waters ris-
ing perhaps as far north as Carmichael Road and Soldier Road.”

At a press conference on November 28, upon his return from
the CHOGM in Uganda, Mr Ingraham said “safe places” must
be established where persons can flee to during a major disas-
ter.

He added that plans have to be implemented to ensure that
communities in the Family Islands are not cut off and isolated.

He noted that Phillip Weech, a Bahamian serving at the Cli-
mate Change Secretariat in Germany, is returning and will be
involved in the Bahamas’ preparation for climate change and an
enhanced focus on the environment in general.

Prime Minister Ingraham said Mr Weech will also be attend-
ing the United Nations Climate Change conference in Bali,
Indonesia, beginning December 3, and Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Deveaux will be representing the govern-
ment at the conference.

He said the Bahamas must give consideration to a new ener-
gy policy and find ways to augment the power supply by using
alternate sources of energy.

“The cost of energy is very high for many persons today,” Mr
Ingraham noted.

“We have to also have low voltage electrical bulbs available
and government incentives to encourage people to be able to
afford alternate appliances, so that they end up using less elec-
tricity. So, conservation has to be a major part of the exer-

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The funeral of Clearance Bain

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Non-communicable diseases
such as hypertension, diabetes
and heart disease are some of
the leading causes of death in
the Bahamas, and this is due
largely to lack of exercise and
poor eating habits, health offi-
cials say.

With this in mind, teachers
and parents of St Bede’s
Catholic School organised a
walk-a-thon yesterday to
impress upon the students the
importance of exercise.

But this journey did not
begin here, it started in the
classroom. According to prin-
ciple of the school Sister Mar-
va Coakley, the students did

“Why is exercise necessary for
healthy living?”

Sister Marva said that the
coach at the school, Ricardo
Freemantle, then tried to
come up with a way the sci-
ence projects could be incor-
porated into the students’
actual experience. He came
up with the idea to hold a
walk-a-thon.

“What better way to teach
the students about exercise
than with a walk-a-thon,

~ “This honour is being

nition of his outstanding contr buted to the ff
- ment in the Bahamas and his role in the co
~ nation builder,” said the council i
: The event will be held at 7p

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cil said all fraternity and sorority members are invit
|. attend and: ne een is Been to the pot .

PROCLAMATION:

WHEREAS, the latest published global estimates from the World Health
Organization indicate that approximately 40 million people have been infected with
the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) since the start of the pandemic in 1981 to
the end of 2006 with 25 million persons estimated to have died from AIDS during the
same period and an estimated 4 million new infections for the calendar year 2006;

AND WHEREAS, in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, between August, 1985
and June, 2007, the cumulative number of persons testing positive for HIV totaled
approximately 11,000 with 7,145 persons living with HIV/AIDS;

AND WHEREAS, sustainable high quality prevention, treatment care and support
services are accessible for all residents of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas living
with or affected by HIV/AIDS regardless of their ability to pay;

AND WHEREAS, the local response is organized around the Ministry of Health
and Social Development and incorporates national and international non-Governmental
Organizations, faithbased and civic groups as well as corporate citizens in the National
Strategic Plan to turn the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic;

AND WHEREAS, the United Nations has identified the National AIDS Programme
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as one of the five successful programmes
around the world;

AND WHEREAS, most recent statistics for 2007 indicated a slight increase in new
reported HIV infections for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas hence, prevention
awareness efforts must redouble to arrest this trend;

AND WHEREAS, World AIDS Day 2007 will be observed with the aim of highlighting
the importance of equality, solidarity and participation in the global response to HIV/
AIDS;

AND WHEREAS, the National HIV/AIDS Programme of the Ministry of Health
and Social Development will undertake once again a series of activities to give intense
concentration to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to take the lead, as the Commonwealth

’ of The Bahamas joins in the observance of World AIDS Day, 1st December, 2007
under the theme: “Take the Lead, STOP AIDS: Keep the Promise”;

Now, Therefore, |, T. Brent Symonette, Acting Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the period beginning 1st
November, 2007 and ending 1st December, 2007, “National, 2007, "NATIONAL AIDS
AWARENESS MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, | have hereto
set my Hand and Seal this 26th day
November, 2007.

“4

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T. Brent Symonette “0° 2°
ACTING PRIME MINISTER

their projects on the topic,.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2007, PAGE 7

STEPPING OUT: Teachers Ms. Thompeon and Ms Crandon walk along side students and parents of St. Bede's Catholic Primary School as they participated in a
Health Walk-A-Thon on Friday. The walk-a-thon took the participants from the school off Sutton Street, Kemp Road to Easy Bay Street, to Shirtley Street and back
to the school where a mini health fiar took place. Right: Teachers and parents help to supervise students.

Taking si steps to be healthy



OFF WE GO: Principal, Sis. Marva Coakley, heads the contingent of teachers,
parents and students of St. Bede’s Catholic Primary School as they participated in
a Health Walk-A-Ton on Friday. The route traveled from the school on Sutton Street,
off Kemp Road to East Bay Street to Shirley Street and back to the school where

a mini health fair took place.

which fits right in with their
projects,” she said.
According to Sister Marva,
the school approached the
owner of Smart Kids
Bahamas, Dr Ava Thompson
about sponsoring the event.

Dr Thompson the company
would be more than happy to
do so.

“They came on board and
gave us the t-shirts as well as
they donated the water for the

Ba Regina Whylly

and we are so grateful,” she
said. Participants in the event
went west on Sutton Street to
Kemp Road, north on Kemp
Road to East Bay Street, west
on East Bay Street to Village
Road, west on Shirley Street,
then south on Kemp Road
and back on to Sutton Street
and to the school.

Upon returning, the stu-
dents were given water and
then fed a healthy lunch of
Chicken Souse, fresh fruits,
conch, pasta, tossed salad and
fruit.

After eating, nurses were on
hand to check the glucose and
pressure levels of the students.
Sister Marva bragged that
there was only one student
that the nurses were con-
cerned about.

“I would like to say thank
you to the parents for their
participation in the walk-a-
thon, for the donation of food
items as well as the nurses on
site, who were all parents,”
Sister Marva said.

She said that the funds
raised from the walk-a-thon
will go towards a lunch cabana
for the students of St Bede’s.

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WORLD AIDS DAY



Let us remember those who have died.
YOUR SAY

orld AIDS .

Day is an

opportuni-

ty to
remember the more than 25
million people worldwide who
have died from AIDS and to
support the 33 million people
who are currently living with
HIV.

It is also a time for govern-
ments and individuals to reaf-
firm our commitment to
defeating this scourge. Work-
ing together we can ensure
that people know what HIV
is and how to prevent trans-
mission.

We can also ensure that —

those who live’ with
HIV/AIDS continue to
receive the care and support
they deserve. We owe it to the
people who have lost their
lives and the families who
have lost their loved ones to
keep the promise to stop
AIDS.

In January, 2003, President
Bush recognised that
HIV/AIDS was a global
health emergency requiring
emergency action. With bipar-
tisan Congressional support,
he secured approval of the
President’s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief (Emergency
Plan/PEPFAR) - the largest
public health initiative ever
undertaken against a single
disease.

When the Emergency Plan
was announced, only 50,000
people living with HIV in all

of Sub-Saharan Africa were
receiving antiretroviral treat-
ment. Through March, 2007,
PEPFAR supported anti-
retroviral treatment for over
1.1 million men, women, and
children —.the vast majority of
whom live in Sub-Saharan
Africa. PEPFAR-supported
programmes provided HIV
counselling and testing for
18.6 million people, and sup-
ported care for 2.4 million
adults and two million
orphans and vulnerable chil-
dren.

In addition, prevention
messages have reached 61 mil-
lion people. PEPFAR is on
track to achieve its ambitious
target of supporting treatment
for two million people, pre-
vention of seven million new
infections, and care for 10 mil-
lion people infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS,
including orphans and vulner-
able children.

On May 30 this year, Pres-
ident Bush announced his
intention to work with Con-
gress to reauthorise the Emer-
gency Plan. The new five-year,
$30 billion proposal would be
in addition to the United
States’ initial $15 billion com-
mitment made in 2003.

President Bush has chal-
lenged G-8 leaders to respond
to the US commitment, and
in June the G-8 committed
$60 billion to support
HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and
malaria programmes over the
next few years. For the first
time, other nations have

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President Bush urged Con-
gress yesterday to approve an
additional $30 billion for the
fight against AIDS worldwide

over the next five years, and
announced he would visit
Africa early next year to fur-
ther highlight the need and his
administration’s efforts,
according to the Associated



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States in supporting country-
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to a great purpose: We will
turn the tide against
HIV/AIDS — once and for
all,” Bush said. “I look for-

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to meet specific, numerical
goals: treatment for five mil-
lion people, prevention of 24

million new infections, and
care for 24 million people
infected or affected by HIV,
including orphans and vulner-
able children.

Preventing new HIV infec-
tions among young people is a
priority for the new Emer-
gency Plan. Today's young
people are critical to the socio-
economic fabric of all com-
munities and nations, and
arming them with the knowl-
edge necessary to prevent new
HIV infections is vital to the
health and vitality of every
country.

Unfortunately, surveys
show that young people con-
tinue to have unprotected sex
at younger ages. As a result,
young girls are now the fastest
growing group testing positive
for STI/HIV infections.

Despite tremendous
advances in preventing moth-
er-to-child transmission and
increasing the availability of
anti-retroviral drugs, the
Bahamas still has one of the
highest prevalence rates in the
Caribbean. To reduce this
prevalence, strong partner-
ships among families, schools,
religious institutes, NGOs,
governments and health
providers are essential.

To support such partner-
ships, the United States
Embassy in Nassau has allo-
cated much of the $25,000 of
our "Ambassador’s HIV Pre-
vention Program" funds to
focus on reaching youth. We
will partner to support the
expansion of successful pro-

grammes such as Focus, on:"-:

Youth to reach the Family
Islands as well as supporting

the expansion of'the Youth. --

Ambassadors for Positive Liv-
ing Programme. We will also
support the HIV/AIDS Sec-
retariat to help launch a new
educational programme to tar-
get young athletes. Addition-
al funds will assist in childcare
and advocacy workshops.
These programmes can

play a small part in helping ---.
our Bahamian partners to--:-

reach out to local youth. But it
is incumbent upon every fam-

ily to discuss with their chil- ._

dren the facts about
HIV/AIDS, how it is trans-
mitted, and the importance of
treating those who have the
disease with compassion and
respect.

Schools and teachers can
make sure that family life
courses are informative and
relevant to students. Churches

and community organisations .

can also play their part in this
effort.

The international theme for
World AIDS Day this year is
“Stop AIDS: Keep the
Promise." PEPFAR reflects
the depth of the commitment
by the President and the

.American people to fight HIV

and AIDS around the world:
But only by working together
in partnership can we succeed
in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. We all have a
promise to keep to each other
and to future generations to
work together to stop AIDS.

extra $30 billion for AIDS fight

America’s generosity.” Bush
chose the gymnasium at the
Calvary United Methodist
Church in this tiny western
Maryland town to make his
remarks.

The church supports a
Christian group home and
school in Namibia for children
orphaned by the disease.
Before speaking, he met with
representatives from churches
and other religious groups that
have been fighting AIDS, part
of his attempt to highlight his
belief that faith-based organi-
zations are the best vehicles
for such work. i )

Evangelical Christians, who
make up a large and influen-
tial portion of Bush’s political
support, have been key to his
policies increasing U.S.
involvement in the fight
against AIDS, particularly in
Africa.

Bush has been said to
believe that the United States,
and his administration, do not
get enough credit for the work
being done on the issue.

“Every year American tax-
payers send billions of their
hard-earned dollars overseas
to save the lives of people they
have never met,” he said.

But “in return for this extra
generosity, Americans expect
results,” the president said,
adding that his program
demands measurable progress,
accountability and the involve-
ment of local partners. The
result: The number of people

in sub-Saharan Africa receiv-
ing treatment for AIDS has
gone from 50,000 five years
ago to nearly 1.4 million now.

“We have pioneered a new
model for public health,”
Bush said. “So far, the results
have been striking.”

In May, the last time he
devoted a speech to the topic,
Bush asked Congress to dou-
ble the $15 billion that the
U.S. committed over the pro-
gram’s first five years to ther-
apy, testing and counseling
through the President’s Emer-
gency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The program is active in 120
countries, with a concentrated
focus on 15, including Namib-
ia, in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia
and the Caribbean.

As of the end of Septem-.

ber, 1.36 million people in
those focus countries have
received antiretroviral treat-
ment through the program,
with a focus on averting infant
infections by treating pregnant
women. Others receive test-
ing and counseling.

“Some call this remarkable
success. I call it a good start,”
Bush said, adding that he has
worked with other nations and
the private sector to increase
their commitments.

Doubling the funding for
PEPFAR would provide
treatment for 2.5 million peo-
ple, the White House said.

Also in honor of Saturday’s
World AIDS Day, the White
House hung a red ribbon —

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“We dedicate
ourselves toa .. _
great purpose: ~
We will turn

the tide against .

HIV/AIDS —
once and for
all. I look for-
ward to seeing
the results of
America’s gen-
erosity.”



George W. Bush’

28 feet tall and 8 feet wide — |

in the North Portico of the -
mansion to symbolize the fight
against AIDS. It will stay up
for two days and, on Satur-
day, guests who visit the
White House will receive a
red ribbon sticker and a fact
card. The White House also
said Friday that the Depart-

ment of Homeland Security. .
will publish a final rule this-°-’-

winter aiming to help reduce
discrimination against those
living with the virus that caus-
es AIDS. The new rule would
establish a categorical waiver
for HIV-positive people seek-
ing to enter the United States
on short-term visas. A 1993
law prohibits HIV-positive
people from receiving visas to
visit the United States with-
out a waiver. A categorical
waiver will enable HIV-posi-
tive people to enter the Unit-:
ed States for short visits
through a streamlined process.

The Children of Zion Vil-
lage, an orphanage in north-
eastern Namibia, was opened
in 2003 by missionaries Gary
and Rebecca Mink of Rising
Sun, Md.

They belong to Mount Zion
United Methodist Church in
Bel Air, which provides most
of the home’s $14,000-a-
month operating funds with
help from other United
Methodist churches in Mary-

land and Ohio, said Lisa~

McLaughlin, board, chair-
woman of Children of Zion
Inc. The facility is home to 55
children up to 17 years old.
Children of Zion also feeds
L16 more orphans in nearby
Mafuta and hopes to build a
group home and preschool
there.
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ORIEL TLE

media over Junkanoo
charge controversy

FROM page one

for photographers ($300 per
person) and journalists ($50 per
person) would potentially be in
the thousands if all three
parades were covered.

Media executives also raised
the issue that the ministry had
no right to charge the media to
cover a cultural event in the
interest of the public.

After outrage was expressed
on the airwaves and in print
throughout the country, the min-
istry released a statement on
Thursday, informing the public
that “there will be no charge or
fee payable for the accreditation of
journalists to provide news cov-
erage of any of the national
Junkanoo parades in the
Bahamas.”

During the meeting yesterday,
Mr Maynard explained that the
$50 charge for each member of
the working press for accredita-
tion, was the only fee that was
intended to be applied to this
group.

The one-time $300 fee per
parade is intended for media hous-
es that will broadcast the event

live, record the parades, and also
for freelance photographers who
desire access.

However, the prime minister is
of the opinion, Mr Maynard said
during the meeting, that there will
be no charge for the working
press.

Though the fee for the dailies
such as The Tribune, Guardian
and Bahama Journal have been
waived, broadcast media houses
such as JCN, and others that
choose to broadcast live or record
the entire parade, will still be sub-

ject to the $300 fee.

“| think that we were able to
clarify certain issues,” said Mr
Maynard of the meeting yester-
day. “one being that it was never
the government’s intention to
charge the working press for
access and coverage of the
parades.”

One of the issues in initially
mandating the $50 fee was to aid
in recouping the cost of provid-
ing vests to those accredited,
which cost the government some
$20,000, according to Assistant
Director of Culture, Eddie Dames
~a Junkanoo enthusiast.

Though fees for the press have
been waived, the minister main-

tains that the accreditation process
will still be in place to ensure a
more orderly parade this holiday
season.

Five zones will be established
along the parade route — three on
Bay Street and two on Shirley

Street — at which judges will be.

stationed. Once accredited — which
now only requires media houses to
submit names -- journalists will be
assigned to one of these zones as a
base of operations, while also
being allowed to roam others.

Though the working press is
now satisfied that charges have
been waived, Anthony Morley, a
freelance photographer, voiced his
disagreement with the $300 fee,
though accepting that some charge
is reasonable.

“Well, firstly, 1 think there ought
to be a fee. | think the $300 is a bit
high, because you are looking at
$900 for three parades,” said Mr
Morley. “If ] have to bring an
assistant with me, you are look-
ing at $1,800.”

This view'was expressed to
ministry officials at the meeting.
However, there was no word on
whether these fees for freelance
photographers will be reduced.

Thousands line up for final glimpse
of murdered designer Harl Taylor

FROM page one

ly and friends of Mr Taylor who
held a wake in a room next to
where his body was on display.

It was said that the vigil was
as spirited and classy as Mr Tay-
lor was when he was alive.
Young, well-dressed profes-
sional women and men carried
champagne in one hand and
their signature Harl Taylor bags
in the other.

As in life, one observer said,
with this macabre display Mr
Taylor may set yet another

_trend in death.

“Sweeting is known for his
morbid creativity. This unusual
presentation of Harl could set a

trend,” he said.

The students, civil servants,
office professionals and mem-
bers of Jane and John Q public,
who waited in the serpentine
queue, carried cam-corders, dig-
ital cameras and camera phones
to take pictures of the deceased
designer.

“He looked like he was alive,
like his eyes could just open up
and he could walk out of funer-
al home,” one woman told The
Tribune. Others on the line
questioned whether “God
would be pleased” or not.

But one man who attended
the family vigil said: “Harl was
displayed like he was part of
the wake. This was a celebra-

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Earth monitoring meeting

shows progress in predicting
floods, droughts and storms

H CAPE TOWN, South Africa
~ In a display of harmony far
removed from the bitter poli-
tics surrounding global warm-
ing, experts from some 100
countries are making progress
toward a coordinated system to
monitor climate change and
hopefully limit its impact,
according to the Associated
Press. *

The Group on Earth Obser-
vations aims to link up the myr-
iad satellites, ground stations,
radar systems and ocean moni-
tors that often operate in isola-
tion. Working together, the
snonitoring systems could boost
the capacity to predict — and
protect against — droughts,
floods, hurricanes and disease.

“The goal is to provide the
right information in the right
format at the right time to the
right people so they can make
the right decisions,” U.S. Sec-
retary of the Interior Dirk
Kempthorne said Friday dur-
ing the group’s annual confer-
ence in Cape Town.

China and Brazil promised to
distribute their Earth observa-
tion satellite data free to Africa,
while the European Union has
also launched a project to help
Africa close its Earth observa-
tion gaps.

Enormous strides in the shar-
ing of technology and pooling of
ideas have been made in the
past few years. There are tsuna-
mi alert systems to prevent a
repeat of the 2004 southeast
Asian catastrophe that killed
230,000 people.

But the challenges associat-
ed with global warming, over-

population, deforestation and
desertification are growing.
There are glaring gaps in poor,
heavily populated countries,
and too little overall coordina-
tion. The warnings for a recent
Bangladesh cyclone came from
a Bangladesh-born hurricane
expert in the United States who
made his own calculations
about the impact of the storm
and send word home. The 3,500
killed were a fraction of the toll
of earlier years.

A Global Earth Observation
System was devised in 2005 for
completion in 2015 with the aim
of allowing access to a vast
quantity of information on
changes in the Earth’s land,
oceans, atmosphere and bios-
phere through a single Web
portal.

The system envisages com-
mon technical standards to
ensure that data emanating
from one country can be
received and understood in
another. One of the items up
for discussion Friday was a com-
mon alert protocol that would
include a single radio frequency
for disasters — ‘such as oper-
ates for air traffic control.

If authorities were able to
predict drought three to six
months in advance, this would
enable them made decisions on
planting crops and water
resource allocation way ahead
of time. In the United States,
this could help save billions of
dollars, and in Africa it would
save untold lives, Conrad C.
Lautenbacher Jr., head of the
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration, told The

tion of his life and he was shown
with the flowers and handbags
he loved.”

At about 3pm yesterday, Mr
Sweeting said that about 3,000
persons had trooped in to see
Mr Taylor. Each person’s view-
ing, he said, lasted about two
minutes.

He said the last time the mor-
tuary, located on Baillou Hill
Road, had this number of peo-
ple show up for a public viewing
was when the late Archdeacon
William Thompson was on dis-
play.

Mr Taylor is expected to be
cremated and his ashes scat-
tered across the Exumas after
his funeral.

Associated Press. Tracking and
combating the spread of infec-
tious diseases like malaria and
cholera could be improved if
early warning systems were
developed for infected areas,
according to South African Sci-
ence and Technology Minister
Mosibudi Mangena.

Similarly, early warnings of
likely epidemics in Africa’s
“meningitis belt,” would allow
health experts to integrate user-
friendly climate forecasts into
vaccination and treatment pro-
grams for the disease.

Kempthorne said information
and expertise gleaned from the
North American Drought Mon-
itor program developed by
Canada, Mexico and the United
States would be made available
to other continents.

“Bach of the nations repre-
sented here holds pieces to a
puzzle which, when the differ-
ent pieces are assembled, we
get a total view of Earth,”
Kempthorne said. “More peo-
ple will be fed, more diseases
mitigated and more lives saved
from natural disasters,” as a
result. He said the sense of
cooperation at the conference
was overwhelming, far removed
from the bitter politics sur-
rounding global warming. The
United States has been seen as
slow to even acknowledge man
was causing global warning, and
has balked at the 1997 Kyoto
accord requiring 36 industrial
nations to radically reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by
2012.

Bhutto launches Pakistan election campaign

MISLAMABAD, Pakistan —
Benazir Bhutto presented her
election manifesto Friday, dim-
ming the prospect of an oppo-
sition boycott that could under-
mine President Pervez Mushar-
raf’s efforts to show Pakistan is
returning to democracy, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
Musharraf left open the pos-

sibility of working with Bhutto
after the Jan. 8 parliamentary
elections. Both are secular lead-
ers who vow to take a tough
line against Islamic extremism,
and an alliance between the two
would be welcomed in the
West.

Another powerful opposition
leader insisted Musharraf

reverse a purge of the judiciary
that allowed him to secure a
new term as a civilian head of
state. The president stepped
down as army chief Wednesday
under a plan to guide this
nuclear-armed nation of 160
million people back toward
democracy eight years after he
seized power in a coup.

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to what was purported to have
taken place before determin-
ing that her daughter should
be removed from Junior
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teach business skills to
teenagers.

Now, at the end of the
week, she has still to be called
in to meet with officials about
the matter, and her own
efforts to ascertain details
were thwarted by uncomimu-
nicative executive members.

“To say that she participat-
ed in anything and you can’t
say to me what went on from
what didn’t and you're telling
me that you’re following pro
tocol - ] don’t understand that,
what is the protocol there?
She ts a minor.”

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numerous phone calls to exec: -

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returned,

The mother said she sus-
pects that as her daughter is
an “outspoken: young woman”
senior members may have
ulterior motives for secking
to remove her. “I think they
wrongly accused her,” she
said.

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then where are the police?”
she asked. “To me it seems as
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JUST DAYS after the November 15 world-wide release, the Seaiest Duboef 2007 Beujolais Nouveau tasting booth was a popular attraction at the Bahamas
National Trust “Christmas Jollification" fund raiser sponsored by Bristol Wines & Spirits. Here, Valerie Barry is served by Bristol Wines and Spirits wine

warehouse worker, Charen Rhaming.

JAH ALOVE

Greetings to all from O.S.P.P. (Our Survivors
Political Party). Above all things we must Praise
the Creator of Live: May he send special bless-
ings to destroy the spirits of evil that have
possessed our Bahamas, thus. poisoning our
minds and filling our country with murders!!
LOVE is the amswe........rcccccccosssssssssssssssscsesssecsessssesseees
lt has been six (6) months since last General Elections.
Many got salary increase:- The Judges, the Nurses,
the Prison Overseers, the Teachers and the list goes
on. This is good as these people truly deserved it.....but
what about the minimun waged worker? Who make
up a large portion of the voters!! In 1996 when
O.S.P.P. became public, we agitated the corners of
Hay and East Streets for minimum wage, as there
was not an Act Yet! This was on September 15, 1996.
A few days later, P.M. Sir Lynden Pindling outlined
the introduction of it, then the F.N.M. Government
made it law. The wage was $4.00 an hour. It is still
that!! No one seems to care, as out of 41 members in
Farliament not one mentions it yet..............cscssscsescsseee
O.S.P.P. at this time sees it being $7.00 an hour.
Another matter showing lack of concerns for
a person’s constitutional rights is that of Mr.
Samuel “Ninety” Knowles. Four and three years
ago, O.S.P.P. showed this is media! Now low and
behold the U.S.A. and the Bahamian Govern-
ments were both embarrassed when the case was
ruled a mistrial. Now when the man is released,
would someone be made to pay him compensation.

Your Servant, Kenneth Taylor (Founder).



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served by Bacardi employeesCharles McKenzie at the Bristol Wines and
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0.74 ; 0. 0.415 0.000
7.25 3 0.411 0.200
10.05 : 0.991 0.590
10.00 : z 0.600

Thousands line:
pathways at.
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housands of Bahamians and visitors came out for the |
Jollification Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored Dy:
Bristol Wines and Spirits.

Patrons sipped and shopped all along the palm lined pathways .
of The Retreat, headquarters of the Bahamas National Trust”
(BNT), where they could browse more than a hundred booths..

An un-announced acrobatic bicycle display by visiting Red’ -
Bull mountain biker Petr Klaus from the Czech Republié:.
amazed the crowd.

Assembled around a space of only about 600 square feet,,
spectators gasped as the star athlete propelled his cycle at
high speed and lept on to five foot high platforms, often bal-,
ancing motionless on one wheel. ?

As the major sponsor, Bristol Wines and Spirits kept spirits,
high throughout the two-day event, offering samples of a num; !
ber of products, including: Gorges Duboef 2007 Beujolais,
Nouveau, Grey Goose La Poire Vodka; Amarula; Finlandia‘
and Dewar's Scotch. r '

Each brand had it's own area alongside the Skybox Sports‘
Bar — a new feature offering Sam Adams, Corona and Peroni:..
beers, as well as a darts competition organised by the Nassau
Darts Association.

Winning the award for best depiction of the 2007 BNT:
Christmas Jollification theme, “A Groovy Christmas” was,
perennial winner Ma Wells for her display in the “Jolly Mar-_
ket”.

Lynn Gape, BNT public relations and education officer, and.
the hard working Jollification Committee pronounced the,
event of near record breaking success, it was said. .

Dozens of volunteers donated time over the weekend. The.
event is a major source of funds for the work of the Bahamas:
National Trust. *

Each year, Jollification features a special enclosure for young! ae

sters, the Bluebird Children's Crafts Area, organised by Linda
Pritchard, Sheila Pritchard and Michele Stanhope.

It offers crafts for children under the guidance of St Andrew§»
School students and others. This area features a special Blue;
Bird juice bar.

The East Nassau Rotary Club and Interact also offered non,
alcoholic drinks, water and hamburgers, while St Andrews:
Interact members painted cheerful faces. s

Among the many outstanding Jollification displays each
year are semiprecious stones and sea glass set into distinctive.
jewellery; carved conch shells; pillows and bookmarks by Pip-
pa Cole; quilts and wood work, stained glass and ornaments of, %
every design. s

Linda Sands added a pack of corky potcakes to her witty mas-.
terpieces, all carved from wine cork and Dorothy Goldsmith*,
again made the trip from Grand Bahama with her "Jolly Hats".

Only one complaint was heard: "This year there seemed to be>_
fewer arts and crafts, more manufactured items and too much:"
jewellery!" a

Patrons also missed The White Elephant area which is set ton
reappear as a car boot sale in the spring of 2008. :

Most shoppers looked happy, however, sipping and swaying « .
to the music, talking with friends and craftsmen, or dashing *
home with their treasures.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOLITA THOMPSON of
MACKEY STREET #2, HILLSIDE ESTATE, P.O. BOX N-
8586, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
1ST day of December, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HEERIA RAMLALL of
NICHOLLS TOWN, NORTH ABACO, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be

ality Over-The-Countar Secuntk
Ask $ Last A
14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 15.60 16.00 : 1.185
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) z 6.25 6.00 Z 0.480
‘ 0.40 0.20 as sue: 009

granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
DECEMBER 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
aie are Then¢ ae and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
41.00 ABDAB ‘i 43.00 41.00 : 2.750

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets d 15.60 14.00 : 1.125
0.55 0.45 030 0.000

ISX Listed Mutual Funds ; :
YTD% Last 12 Months Div $



=~ NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that TRISTAN LEONARDO
NEWBOLD OF PINE DALE, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
DECEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

1.3149 Colina Money Market Fund
2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
2.4829 Colina MSI Preferred Fund
1.2037 Colina Bond Fund

1.365584*
3.5388**"
2.938214°***
1.279370***

TIVO ARGO 1 BUV08 S4 47% ©
YIEL D - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity *~ 16 November 2007
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price ** - 30 June 2007
31 October 2007
*- 31 July 2007

BISX ALL SHARE DES - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Dai'y Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV % - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
i(S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
(S1) - (3 for- 1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7111/2007

ee:

NAV KEY

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

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


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AMARULA FRUIT CREAM liqueur from South Africa wowed patrons.
Served chilled, the liqueur is a blend of wild Marula Fruit juice and cream,
with hints of caramel and chocolate. Many who sampled this liqueur



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HAVING CARRIED the responsibility for organising the 2007 Christmas Jol-

lification for Bristol Wines and Spirits, Arame Strachan finally found a

moment to relax and enjoy a sip of "Six Grapes" port. The two day event

i near record crowds and provided major funding for the National
rust.

THE GREEK FOOD stall made a welcome addition to the Jollification. Patrons lined up to purchase the Greek food and pastries with proceeds going
to the Trust.

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~ THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST CHRISTMAS JOLLIFICATION award for “outstanding display" was shared by ERROL ‘DUKE’ STRACHAN, well known leader of the Bahamas National Youth orchestra, was a stall holder at .
Stall numbers 23 and 24, "Cocomotion Island Art’ and "Mermaids Purse". Tami Cash right (Mermaids Purse) and . the BNT Christmas Jollification. The multi-talented 'Duke' sold flowering plants, fruit trees, exotic and local plants
ae a aut (Cocomotion) are both from Hope Town, Abaco. Thousands turned up to the Trust HQ for the and shrubs at his "Eden Farm and Nursery’ stall. His National Youth Orchestra concert, another holiday season

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tradition, is set for December 22 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

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THE JOLLIFICATION featured
Bahamian Dominic Cant, who



exhibited and sold autographed SELECTED SHOES
copies of his book, featuring pho-
tographs of over 80 Bahamian j NO REFUNDS
water scenes, many from unusual ; NO EXCHANGES "Excluding
anbies and perspectives. Dominic tO Holsery & Sale
took all the photographs, wrote the ey 5 Tent Sale At The Back Door STO REW/| D F Items. No refunds Madeiia Shopping Plaza - 328-0703
roy, blanned and self-published pea pal Js Bec Reexeienges! Matai Mal ~ 394-8096
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tographers and patrons.
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MR FRANON WILSON, president of Arawak Homes Ltd., ue to participants and to the country at large, but the truth is that
said Junior Achievers is an exceptional organ teaching Junior Achievers does so much more, he added.
young people about business and helping the “This year you could have not selected a better theme than
economic aspects of life. ‘Passion for Achievement’. It is appropriate because it represents
If that was all Junior Achievers did, it would the path from today’s achiever to tomorrow’s tycoon,” he said.







MEET parents of JA students (I-r) - Gladstone Stuart, Theresa Kemp,
Ernestine Williams, Ingrid Roberts and Elmore Jacques. (BELOW) —
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Shown (+r) during a reception following the meeting are: Vandolyn Mortimer, Teacher at St John’s College; Franon R Wilson, President of Arawak Homes;
An-Leslie Musgrove, Junior Achiever Company President and Lekita Chambers, Junior Achiever executive advisor.



SHOWN (I-r in front row): Rosseta Munroe, JA advisor; Lia Munroe, JA advisor; Lekita Chambers, executive advisor; Jasmaine Williams, VP for finance; Franon R Wilson, president of Arawak Homes; An-Leslie Musgrove, JA’
_ company president; Anwar Lewis, VP for production; Ashley Stubbs, VP for human resources; Britney Seymour, VP for public relations; Peggy Henfield, JA consultant; Rashanna Thompson, JA advisor and Leshanda McPhee, :
JA advisor. Pictured (I-r in second row): Derek Whyms, Company Centre manager; Leex Colebrooke, Raython ‘Strachan, Alexandria Joseph, Britnney Woodside, Sherika Beckford, Melnishka Newbold, Jade Johnson, Quintell
Johnson, Leechelle Deal, Narissa Addereley, Lachelle Major, Kaylaundra Culmer, Ashley Adderley and Donovan\ McKenzie. Pictured (I-r in third row): Donovan Williams, Sandira Cooper, Lynette Rahming, Tracy Brown, Charl-
toncia Deal, Chelsea Carroll, Sasha Kemp, Menesha Deveaux, Trevine Saunders, Michael Hepburn and Andrew Ayton. Pictured (I-r in back row): Usean Smith, Cleopatra Chea, Albra Pennerman, Christian Stubbs, Amanda Mox-:
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