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The Tribune.
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28-year-old killed
after attack on
nightclub employees

@ By KARIN HERIG
and NATARIO McKenzie
Tribune Staff Reporters
kherig@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was shot dead in the
early hours of yesterday during
a gun fight at a New Providence
nightclub.

The victim, 28-year-old Dave
Smith, described by police as a

rasta-type man”, was shot in the
chest after he attacked employees
of the Johnson Lounge nightclub
on Carmichael Road.

According to police reports,
Smith was attempting to gain
entrance to the club at around
lam yesterday.

























When he was denied entry by
the club’s employees, he report-
edly pulled out a firearm and
started firing shots.

A security guard at the
entrance of the Johnson Lounge
in turn produced a shot gun and
returned fire.

Mr Smith was hit in his chest
and fled the club.

He then stumbled into an area
of bushes across the road from
the Johnson Lounge where he
collapsed and died.

He was found there a short
time afterwards.

Emergency medical personnel

SEE page six

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investments

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




WITH more than $20 billion
of foreign investments reportedly
“in the pipeline” before the for-
mer administration left office they
spent approximately $1 million
shortly before the May 2007 gen-
eral elections for the publication
of a “promotional book” to

secure investments in the country,

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007



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PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham speaks
yesterday in the House

| | of Assembly.

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







THE former administra-
tion was accused of a lapse
in judgment when it appar-
ently extended more than
$170 million outside of the
nation’s budget during the
2006/2007 fiscal year.
During a heated morning
session in the House of
Assembly for the supple-
mentary appropriations bill
yesterday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham _provid-
ed Parliament with a list of
public departments that
exceeded the monetary lim-
it established by Parliament
in the 2006/2007 fiscal year.
The prime minister not-
ed that $78 million had been
granted by Parliament for
the Department of Public





Service in the previous fiscal ,

year and the former gov-
ernment increased that fig-
ure to $88 million; the
Department of Legal
Affairs was allocated $10.7
million, which was increased
to $13.2 million; the Office
of the Prime Minister, $22.9
million increased to $23.7
million; Ministry of Finance,
$33.8 million increased to
$41.1 million; College of the
Bahamas, $19.9 million

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Lawsuit is
reportedly in
works in NIB»
controversy —

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A LAWSUIT is reportedly in :
the works for attorney Dr Prince :
Bonamy and a manager at FIN- }
CO as the controversy over the }
apparent shake up at the National :

Insurance Board continues.

Yesterday, Ambrose Gibson vis-
ited The Tribune to object to what }
he claimed was the demonization

of his fiancée, Patricia Simmons.

He promised that as soon as an }
explanation is given as to why his }
fiancée was sent home on suspen- :
sion for 21 days, he will be filing a :
lawsuit against the relevant per- ;
sons who provided information to }

NIB’s audit department.

Ms Simmons is the woman in }

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Call for a
‘revamp’ of
Ministry's
Freeport HQ

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

POLITICAL tribalism and
“familiar” relationships between
employees are causing major prob-
lems at the Freeport headquarters

of the Ministry of Education, Youth, :

Sports and Culture, it was alleged

yesterday, as a call went out for a

“revamp” of the institution.
Furthermore, according to sev-

eral employees at the office, sys- :
: nett initially questioned the neces-
: sity of the testimony of these offi-
: cials when the PLP election court
: petition pertains to the ordinary
: residence of Pinewood voters for
: at least six months betore the elec-
: tion.

he later admitted that human }

tematic wastage of public money
and a lack of accountability is rife,
bolstered by close personal affilia-
tions. :

Yesterday, Minister of Education
Carl Bethel initially said he was
unaware of such claims. However,

SEE page six



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Harl Taylor’s
_ body discovered
_ by young off-duty
police officer

: A YOUNG off-duty police officer
i was the person who discovered Har]
: Taylor’s body at Mountbatten
: House during a visit to the residence,
i The Tribune has confirmed.

? Mr Taylor was found on Sunday,
: November 19th, after being stabbed
: several times about the body. Police
: reported that they arrived on the
: Scene at about 9am after “receiving
; information.” However, the source
: of this information was not disclosed
: at the time.

: The Tribune recently received
: confirmation from a source indicat-
? ing that the young off-duty officer
: alerted authorities.

i Chief Supt Glenn Miller con-
; firmed that it was in fact the officer
: who had discovered the body. Mr
? Miller said “that is not clear at this
? point” whether he was a friend of
: Mr Taylor's.

: “He told us about the body, so he
: assisted us at this point. But at this
: point, there is no evidence — nothing
? — to suggest that he is a suspect,”
: said Mr Miller. “Of course this mat-
: ter is not closed. It is pretty much
: active, and anybody at any time can
? become a suspect in this.”

: Currently, Mr Miller said that
? there are no suspects in custody.

SEE page six

Election court
_ debate over need
for parliamentary
registration
officials to testify

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

: THE PLP did not complete its
: election court case yesterday as
? expected, with a debate emerging
at the close of the session as to
: the need for officials from the par-
: liamentary registration department
: to testify in the wake of claims of
: corruption.

: Parliamentary Registrar Errol
: ‘Bethel and several returning offi-
: cers from his office were present at

? court throughout the day, but were
: not called to the witness stand.

FNM lead counsel Michael Bar-

However, Philip “Brave? Davis

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Heartbroken girls seek
the return of pet dog

TWO little girls are heartbroken over the disap-
pearance of their pet dog, Bear, from their home in the
Sandilands Village area on Saturday.

And their parents have begged anyone with infor-
mation on the brown and white Jack Russell Terrier to
contact them at 393-8630 weekdays during regular
working hours, or at 364-7218 after 6pm or on the
weekend.

The girls, ages one and a half and five years, are very
upset and miss Bear terribly, their mother said.

She said it's possible the dog is in the Sandilands Vil-
lage, Yamacraw or Prince Charles area.

"Please, if you have any information on this dog, call
us.

“We will collect him no questions asked! Please
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style viewing ‘is
likely to catch on’

@ By JOHN MARQUIS

DESIGNER Har! Taylor
looks like becoming a trend-set-
ter in death, just as he was in
life.

Mortician Ted Sweeting, who
decided to “think outside the
box” for last week’s controver-
sial sit-up style viewing on the
eve of Mr Taylor’s funeral, said
the idea is likely to catch on in
Nassau.

’ “People were very pleased
with it,” said Mr Sweeting, who
has been an undertaker for 40
years. “This kind of presenta-
tion helps mourners to come to
terms with their grief much bet-
ter. Even the children find it
easier to deal with: It was as
though Harl himself was join-
ing in his own wake.”

At first, readers were filled
with revulsion when a picture
of the dead Mr Taylor appeared
on The Tribune’s front page.

Trend

But Mr Sweeting says the “sit
up” trend, which requires spe-
cial embalming techniques,
looks certain to become part of
Nassau’s way of life — or death,
to be absolutely accurate.

“There are many settings for
this kind of thing,” he told The
Tribune yesterday, “We can
have boardroom scenes, or
Rolls Royces — even politicians

* sitting in the House of Assem-

bly with their legs crossed.

“I feel very good about it:

because it has never been done
here in the Bahamas before. I
made history.

“Now it’s arousing so much
interest that the man who

taught me this business is asking -

me to go over to Miami to
show him how it’s done.”
More than 3,000 Bahamians
trekked through Mr Sweeting’s
funeral home in Blue Hill Road



Designer Harl Taylor



on Friday after The Tribune's
front-page picture appeared.

Many went prepared to be
shocked. But some found Mr
Taylor’s unusual pose — sitting
in his suit and turtle-necked
sweater behind a table sur-
rounded by his signature hand-
bags — oddly reassuring.

Mr Sweeting said: “This kind
of thing is commonplace among
Afro-Americans in the north-
ern cities of the United States.

“It means people don’t grieve
so much because they are not
seeing their loved one lying
down in a casket.

“Also, children are able to
come to terms with it much bet-
ter. We have to get away from
the casket idea. It doesn’t cost
any more to do it this way, and
I think it will definitely catch
on.”

Mr Sweeting said he suggest-
ed the idea to Harl Taylor’s
mother, Beverly, because of the
deceased’s trend-setting
lifestyle.

“T had been waiting for some
time to try it, but Harl was just
the person because he was so
different, a trend-setter in his
own right.



RISTORANTE

“In my opinion, this was a
stylish way for him to go out.
Everywhere you go they are still
talking about it. You have to
dare to be different.”

Mr Sweeting is now suggest-
ing that sportsmen be displayed
in their football or baseball gear
— and that politicians, even for-
mer prime ministers, be taken
out of their caskets and put on
view in their natural setting, the
houses of parliament.

“I can sit a politician up in
the House of Assembly with his
legs crossed.

“Bahamians are now show-
ing an interest in doing things a
different way.”

Harl Taylor’s viewing was not
the first of Mr Sweeting’s ideas
to cause controversy.

A few years ago, he displayed
the late senator and trade union

. leader Cadwell Armbrister on a

catafalque in church after cof-
fin-makers failed to meet their
deadline. ;

Mourners were amazed to see
Mr Armbrister stretched out in
his Sunday best right next to
the altar at Christ the King
Church.

For Harl Taylor, however, he
went one step further, showing
what one visitor described as
“morbid creativity” in featur-
ing the late designer sitting up in
a floral setting, with his Cacique
Award standing alongside.

Mr Taylor was found mur-
dered at his Mountbatten
House home in West Hill Street
two weeks ago with multiple
stab wounds.

Police are still hunting his
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Pair arraigned on attempted murder charges

TWO men were arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday on triple attempt-

ed murder charges.

Court dockets allege that Raymond
Bradley Sands, 29, and Tommy Ricardo
Sands, 26, both of Golden Isle Road, on
Friday, November 30, attempted to mur-

der three people.It is alleged that on
November 30 the two men attempted to
murder Philano Williams, Patrick
Delancey and Fred Ramsey.

The two men, who were arraigned
before Magistrate Guillimena Archer at
court 10 in Nassau Street, were not

required to enter a plea to the charges.
They were remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison and will return to court on
Wednesday for a bail hearing.
The case has been adjourned to Feb-
ruary 25, 2008.






TRAFFIC DIVISION OFFICER SENDS WARNING

’. I By NATARIO McKENZIE

TRAFFIC officials on
Grand Bahama are once
again urging motorists to dri-
ve with extreme caution as
the island recorded three traf-
fic fatalities in as many days.

Assistant Superintendent

OF Police Clarence Reckley,

‘officer in charge of the Traffic
Division in Grand Bahama,
spoke with the Tribune about
the matter yesterday.
According to ASP Reckley,

Grand Bahama’s ninth traf- ”

fic fatality occurred on Pinta
Avenue in area of Rum Cay
Drive around 4.40am on Sat-
urday, December 1.

ASP Reckley said that
Donwell Basden, 53, of Santa
Maria Drive lost control of

Motorists urged to drive
with extreme caution

his taxi, a silver 2003 Mit-
subishi 3000 bus, ran off the
road and crashed into a large
tree.

The front of the vehicle
was severely damaged and
Basden sustained multiple
severe injuries.

He was transported to the
Rand Memorial Hospital
where he died of his injuries.

Then, sometime around
6.25pm on Sunday, another
traffic accident occurred at
the intersection of Pioneers
Way and Newton Crescent
involving a blue 2001 Polo

Classic registered to Holiday
Auto, driven by Alice
McGregor, 42, of Coral Gar-
dens and a black and red 2005
Yamaha motorcycle, driven
by Kevin Henfield of Abaco
Drive, Hawksbill.

Both vehicles were exten-
sively damaged during the
accident.

Henfield sustained multi-
ple injuries and was trans-
ported to the Rand Memori-
al Hospital where he died at
8.55pm.

The third traffic fatality
came as a result of an acci-

Grand Bahama reeling
“from three road deaths

dent that occurred around
1.30am on Monday.

According to ASP Reckley,
the accident took place on
Queens Highway and
Bahama Beach in the west-
ern district of Grand Bahama.
It involved a gray 1997 Buick
Park Avenue driven by Juvin
Sawyer, 21, of Woodes
Rogers Drive.

The car crashed into bush-
es and overturned several
times.

The vehicle was extensive-
ly damaged and the passen-
gers, Jermaine Major, 28,
Eugene McPhee, 21, and Jean
Anderson, 32, all sustained
injuries.

They were taken to the
Rand Memorial Hospital
where Jermaine Major died
as a result of his injuries.

Café Johnny owners consider legal
action against Baha Mar developers

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



THE owners of Café Johnny Canoe are
exploring the possibility of taking legal
action against the Baha Mar developers

’-’-after it was discovered that the popular

restaurant will have no place at any of the
Cable Beach Resorts as long as the rede-
velopment of the strip is underway.

_ Café Johnny restaurant will close its
doors on January 27 as the Nassau Beach
Hotel prepares to shut down as part of the
$2.4 billion redevelopment of the Cable
Beach area.

So far no alternative site for the restau-
rant has been identified and all 65 employ-
ees are expected to be given severance
packages and to be let go by early next
year.

Speaking yesterday with The Tribune,
Harry Pikramenos — who owns Café John-

-. ny Canoe together with his brother Mike —

said that he is “totally disgusted” with the
manner in which Baha Mar is forcing the
closure of the restaurant after 15 years.
Robert Sands, senior vice president for
administration and external affairs of Baha
Mar, said yesterday that it was established
early on during negotiations with the Café
Johnny Canoe owners that there was no
location within the Cable Beach Resorts
which could serve as an interim site for the



“After 15 years of
successful business
this is how we are
bieng treated by ©
these people. It’s
unbelievable.”



Harry Pikramenos

restaurant. Mr Sands said that the devel-
opment group has been in constant com-
munication with all of the hotels’ conces-
sionaires over the past 18 months and has
updated them on Baha Mar’s plans on a
monthly basis.

He explained that Baha Mar has provid-
ed more than adequate notice of the
impending closure of the Nassau Beach
Hotel to all its tenants, including Café John-
ny Canoe.

However, Mr Pikramenos said that no
such monthly communication took place,
and that up until two days before the clo-
sure announcement was made, he was told



Grievous harm allegation

FREEPORT -— Theo Bowe Kelly was in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court last week in connection with a grievous harm

allegation.

Kelly, who appeared before Magistrate Helen Jones, plead-
ed not guilty to the charge of causing grievous harm to secu-
rity officer Regina Hamilton Kelly at the Government Build-

ing Complex on November 17.

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that the restaurant might be allowed to stay
open until possibly April or May of next
year.

Mr Pikramenos also said he had been
assured by the developers that they were
looking into providing Café Johnny Canoe
with an interim site while the Cable Beach
resorts are being redeveloped.

“We were actually looking at other sites,
but stopped because we were assured a
place on Cable Beach,” he said.

The Café Johnny Canoe co-owner said
that he and his brother currently hold a
lease for the property which is good until
October of 2008 — a lease, which he said,
they were urged by the Baha Mar develop-
ers to sign.

“After 15 years of successful business,
this is how we are being treated by these
people. It’s unbelievable,” Mr Pikramenos
said.

Mr Sands said yesterday that when the
redevelopment of the Nassau Beach prop-
erty is completed in about three and a half
to four years, Café Johnny Canoe, along
with any other “truly professional and
authentically Bahamian” food and bever-
ages service are welcome to reapply for a
site within the Cable Beach Resorts.

The Nassau Beach Hotel has stopped
taking bookings beyond January 3, 2008
and the hotel is expected to close on Janu-
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Music and heritage festival to
be held on December 7 and 8

THE Adelaide Village Youth Association has announced that
the village’s second annual Music and Heritage Festival will be held
on December 7 and 8 in honour of the late Ernest “Lasidoh” Stubbs.

The festival began with an official opening ceremony at the Yah-
weh Youth Centre in Adelaide Gardens on Sunday.

Highlights of the two-day festival include a “Youth Explosion” ral-
ly scheduled for Friday between the hours of 5pm and midnight.
The theme of the rally will be: “We need more love! More peace!
More unity!”

The association said the performers for the rally will include, but will
not be limited to Christian Massive, Landlord, Mr Lynx, DJ Coun-
sellor and the Kingdom Dub Crew, Prophet Lawrence Rolle, Shaback
and Harmonious Praise.

On Saturday between noon and midnight, the festival will feature
the following top Bahamian recording and performing artists: Ron-
nie Butler, Sparkles, Elon Moxey, Geno D, Funky D, the Lasidoh
Boys, Ira Storr and the Spank Band.

DVD celebrates Bahamian poetry

A NEW DVD has been released that celebrates Bahamian poet-
ry and highlights the works of two well known poets.

The production is the third in a series of “Off Air TV” DVDs
launched in April by Frank Penn to draw attention to a number of
Bahamian issues.

The Bahamian Poetry DVD features original works by Etienne
L Farquharson of Grand Bahama and Sly Roker of Nassau. There
are a total of five segments in each of the three DVDs. Mr Penn said
that he plans to produce nine more DVDs, one every three months.

According to Mr Penn, the first DVD, a study of proposals for
the creation of a National Youth Service, “was inspired by recent
events involving the embarrassing and rude behaviour of some of
our school children and the confused and seemingly helpless
response by many in authority, including parents.”

He said the research covered the period from 1954 to a proposed
bill on the issue in 1988 and much of what transpired after. It asks
the question “has the time come for a National Youth Service?”

He said that anyone who wants more information about the
series can email: gbirecording@hotmail.com.








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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIRELTIENNE DUPUCH, Ki, O.Bf., KM, B-CiGs

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Society to blame for its own corruption

WHILE POLITICIANS seek ways to con-
trol crime by legislation, and the police by try-
ing to bring offenders to justice, the rest of the
community wonders why so many young
Bahamians have lost their moral compass.

As each group points accusing fingers at the
other, they must all share the blame. In short
what we suffer today is the result of our own
compromised society.

“Persons who commit criminal offences,”
said Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall in a talk to the

Chamber of Commerce, “are the products of

families and the communities which form them.
As you drive the streets of New Providence
during the morning and afternoon ‘school run’,
observe how many children — from kinder-
garten up through when they themselves reach
an age to wreak their own havoc on the roads
— are being taught the lesson by their own
driving parents that rules do not matter. As
you visit the supermarkets observe how many
children are taught to steal by their parents

‘grazing’ in the produce or snack section and not

paying the cashier. When you next present
yourself at a port of entry, notice the number of
returning residents, children in tow, teaching
their children how to be deceitful in declaring
their foreign purchases to the customs officer.”

Referring to the contamination throughout
the civil service, he said that “despite training
and orientation programmes that we have in
place, the system is infected by a culture com-
mon throughout the civil service of which the
support staff of the Judiciary is a part.

“It is a culture,” he said, “which sees nothing
inherently objectionable about accepting gifts
from members of the public with whom they
deal. One might be tempted to assert that this
ought not to be considered a problem because
we live in a free market economy where, as
consumers of a wide range of services from
shop assistants to restaurant servers, we are
permitted (in some cases expected) to show
our appreciation for good service in some tan-
gible manner beyond a ‘thank you.’ Why is the
clerk at the business licensing bureau who is
extraordinarily courteous and helpful any dif-
ferent from the shop assistant in the leather
store who gives similar service? Of course, the
short answer is that, in the former case, the
business licensing clerk is paid a salary for her
work even if no applicants come in for the
week while the shop assistant probably works
on commission and, in any event is required to
encourage customers for her employer’s busi-
ness.”

Sir Burton said that the hazard is that “for
the person on the public payroll, a favour or a
gift as innocuous as lunch money creates a rela-
tionship which places the donor at an advantage
over any other person similarly placed who is

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are the citizen taxpayers who cannot afford to
grant such favours and, when a practice of
accepting such favours becomes established,
the ‘market force’ of supply and demand pro-
duce the result that the greater the means of the
applicant for state services to conter favours, the
greater access to such services he procures to
the disadvantage of others in the society.

“That this culture seems endemic across the
civil service is disturbing,” said Sir Burton.
“When the agency involved is one responsible
for regulatory matters, say, health and safety it
becomes menacing. When the civil servants
who follow this pattern are on the staff of the
Judiciary it becomes corrosive.”

Society is to blame for corrupting the civil
service. We remember the days when it was
more than one dare do to give a gift — even at
Christmas time + to a police officer. “Thank
you” was the most that any civil servant could
expect for his/her service. But gradually the
corrosion set in.

We shall never forget more than 50 years
ago, a brash, smart aleck young businessman
who boasted that “every man has his price.”” He
certainly was not above paying that price to
get whatever he wanted from the various gov-
ernment agencies.

In the seventies it became a major problem
for The Tribune when statf had to be disci-
plined for taking a “gift”, which was no more
than a bribe to get a story in the paper. Many
years ago a staff member lost her job when she
was the only one of several reporters who
refused to return the “bribe” money to the
donor. From time to time we have had difficulty
explaining to well meaning persons that it
demeans the honour of our profession to accept
favours.

We recall several years ago when we worked
very hard to get an old widow her son’s insur-
ance after he had been accidentally killed while
on the job at one of government’s utility com-
panies. Her son was her sole support.

One day she came to our office. She had
been paid her son’s pension and his accident
insurance. She was clutching a brown paper
bag, which she pushed across our desk. This was
our “share”, she explained for all the hours we
had put into her case.

She couldn’t understand when we explained
that what we did was our duty for which we
were never paid.

She was incredulous. She said this was the
first time she had asked, but did not have to pay
for a favour. She left our office, tears streaming
down her cheeks, calling God’s blessing on The
Tribune.



Why we need a
compulsory
arenting
programme

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE nation, through the
accelerated rate of single par-
enthood, is birthing a potential
crop of future (violent) crimi-
nals. One generation (40 years)
ago, Bahamians lived in an essen-
tially crime free, tranquil
Bahamas; but today we live in a
magnitude war zone. How did
we get here?

For one thing, we have aban-
doned the Bible’s advice on how
children should be reared and
we have deserted the old “land-
marks” passed on down to us by
our forebears. | know young
Bahamians will now say “we are
tired of hearing these old wives
tales,” but these tales must be
told again and again until the
message sinks in — we who are 40
years old and over remember

_ Well the value of having been

born and raised in homes where
there was ‘a mother and father”;
where father was a role model
for his sons and mother a role
model for her daughters; where
fathers made sure that there was
a roof over our heads and food
on our tables; where, what father
said was “gospel” and where no
child dare challenge him.

We remember the times of
having little, and hardly ever
remember a time when we had
more than enough. Those were
the days on the family islands
when there was no electricity; no
piped running water in the house;
no closets full of shoes and
clothes, as a matter of fact there
were no closets. No beds to sleep
in and no sheets and blankets to
cover with; those were the times
when coconut sacks and robin
hood flour bags were cherished
commodities; when children had
strict order in their lives — school;
chores and church — when “train
up a child in the way he should
go” had real meaning; when
“children obey your parents” was

never an option and when, “if

you spare the rod, you will spoil
your child” was taken very seri-
ously by both mom and dad. I
am reminiscing about the times
when even if an unmarried, old
adult woman had a child out of
wedlock, she.would become an
outcast; not only viewed as such
by her family, but also by the
entire community.

In today’s Bahamas, in con-
trast, we have a totally different
picture and I am fully convinced
that these changes, for the worse

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in my view, account for the very
high degree of lawlessness that
permeates our entire country.
There is no more shame attached
to unmarried girls having babies;
as a matter of fact it seems quite
the opposite, if one girl has a
child and her triend doesn’t, it’s
like having a competition to see
who can have the first baby and
the rest follows. The conse-
quences are never a considera-
tion. “Fourteen years old, still in
school, don’t really know who
the father is or how the child will
be cared for,” means very little.

My parents are not necessari-
ly unique, but they are indeed a
good example and a good testi-
mony to the high standard of
morality of the times, I spoke of
above.

They were married when dad
was 20 years old and my mother
was 13 years old. They remained
married and together, now, for
70 years. They raised 13 children
and all my 64 years I have never,
even, heard my dad speak harsh-
ly to my mom. He is now going
on 90 years of age and mom is a
very young 83, they both seem to
be in fairly good health and very
happy with each other. I salute

and thank them both for the way
they raised us.

I submit that the evidence is
indisputable that children born
and raised in homes where there
is a father and a mother; where
high moral standards are prac-
tised; where they are provided
and well cared for — grow up to
be good citizens. Conversely,
where this atmosphere does not
exist, children seem to grow up
with “chips” on their shoulders
and become problematic in our
society; they, quite frankly, turn
out to become criminals. It is my
view, hence, that this accounts
very vividly for the violent soci-
ety in which we live.

The cure? Go back to the old
‘Jandmarks” and start over from
scratch. We don’t need any more
studies to be done. Our focus,
now, should be on implement-
ing a comprehensive, compulso-
ry, parenting programme for all
single parents and pregnant
women in the country. This in
an effort to minimise the number
of children falling through the
cracks and to try and save them
from an almost certain life of
crime.

The logistics can be worked

“out if we have the will to make

these “tough love” decisions.

FORRESTER
J-CARROLL
Freeport,
November 22, 2007.

No to child labour. Yes
to a better education

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ONE of the local TV Stations News aired the question of the use
of child labour and seriously owing to many reasons over and
above the moral and ethical reasons child labour should not be per-

mitted, period.

The average child will leave school at 16 years — our Labour laws
should not permit any person under 16-years to work for pay-
ment, be it minimum wage or for tips or commission.

Example foodstore packing girls and boys. I was very supportive
of the changes to the law which established that no child under 14
years could work in this capacity. However, I re-examine this and
firmly support that this must be increased to 16 years and on con-

dition the person is out of school.

The average grade levels are so low our children do not need this
distraction of rushing off after school to the food stores where
they provide the food stores with what is essentially free labour. The
children need to concentrate on education.

Last week I was in the US and visited Wal-Mart, the largest
retailer in the world; their cashiers packed the grocery and other
merchandise | purchased very efficiently, why can’t ours?

The current law stops a child working after 8pm however many
mums and guardians leave their children in the stores much after
8pm as they are busy with their private life - my eyes don’t lie. I see
the packing girls and boys working after 8pm and, of course, on Sun-
days, when the full-time employees are paid double time the chil-
dren only collect what the customers give them although they will
work till 5pm at absolutely no cost to the food store!

Hoping Minister Dion Foulkes will immediately put in place
this proposal which will further ensure that our children have a bet-
ter chance at education rather than worrying about some material
thing — the root cause I suspect to all these conflict murders.

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Demonstration at Gran

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT — The Bahamas
Industrial Engineers, Managers,
and Supervisory Union and the
Commonwealth Electrical
Workers Union carried out its
seventh demonstration on Fri-
day at the Grand Bahama Pow-
er Company.
BIEMSU president Pedro

Keith Knowles said both unions
will continue to press on in sol-
idarity for a buy-out settlement
for workers at the Power Com-
pany.

“We are not pleased with the
way negotiations are being
dragged out by management -
we should have been completed
by now,” said Mr Edwards.

The company and the union
were brought back to the table
after several weeks of demon-
strations to work out their
issues. A new labour contract

and a buy-out settlement are
two of the main issues to be set-
tled between the parties.

CEWU and BIEMSU repre-
sent more than 100 workers.
The unions resumed demon-
strations last week after union
officials felt that no significant
progress was being made during
the re-negotiation process with
management for the past three
weeks.

Mr Edwards claims that man-
agement is now carrying out
redundancies to pressure the

union into signing an industrial
agreement.

“We canrot sign agreements
that are incomplete - the com-
pany wasted a whole lot of
time...not dealing with the rel-
evant issues that are on the
table,” he said.

He noted that job security is
another issue of concern among
workers who have mortgages

_ and children to support.

“We were informed by the
chief operating officer that there
would be no lay-offs under the

new owners (Marubeni). How-
ever, we understand that a
female employee who has been
working at the company for
many years is expected to be
made redundant today (on Fri-
day).”

“This is why we are seeking
the buy-out settlement because
it gives the employee the option
of whether they want to work
for this new employer or not,”
he said.

Mr Edwards said that they
will continue to take industrial

d Bahama Power

action until their issues are dealt
with.

“T think that the demonstra-
tions are effective, but there are
other forms of industrial action
that we can take.

“We have not yet decided to
strike, but we are looking at
other things and we do not
intend to be quiet this Christ-
mas holiday. If we have to, we
will take this thing to Nas-
sau...to the Cabinet Office.
Until then, we will continue to
demonstrate,” he said.

Edwards and CEWU president





Take advantage of security companies
or Police Staff Association for deposits

THE police have released a series of safe-
ty tips for shoppers and business owners as
the holiday season approaches.

It was noted that business operators can
take advantage of security companies or
the Police Staff Association to assist with
making deposits day or night for a small
fee.

Only government departments will be
assisted through 911 at no charge, said a
statement from the police force.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s busi-
ness safety tips for Christmas 2007 include:

e Always have at least two clerks working
at night

e Vary your banking routine, carrying
the cash in different ways, do not make the
deposit bag too obvious

e Vary the times and routes that you use
to go to the bank

e Make deposits as often as possible

e Watch for suspicious persons outside
your business, especially in parked cars

e Be alert for “customers” who are loi-
tering or glancing around the store while
appearing to shop or browse through a mag-
azine

e If you see someone who is acting sus-
picious inside or outside the store, call the
police immediately and have it checked out

e Two persons should always be on hand
at opening and closing times

e Be sure to check the office, back rooms
and rest rooms to make sure no one is hid-
ing inside the business

¢ Keep side and back doors locked after
5pm and have employees use the main
entrance where possible



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ster.

PHOTO: Patrick Hanna/BIS



VIAL MONT

MINISTER of National Security Tommy Turnquest presents a gift to nine-
year-old Benel Jean, during the Royal Bahamas Police Force 7th annual car-
ol service and tree-lighting ceremony, on November 29 at Police Head-
quarters on East Street. The gift put a bright smile on the face of the young-



“Be aware of your
surroundings and
the people around
you.”



e Practice good cash control and keep a
minimum amount in your cash registers.
Make regular drops in the safe

e Don’t keep large bills under the cash
drawer. If you don’t have a safe put the
cash in a secure place until you make your
deposit at the bank

¢ Keep your front door and windows
clear of signs and posters to allow good
two-way visibility: employees can see sus-
picious persons outside and passers-by and
the police can see inside

Meanwhile, the force told shoppers that
they should:

e Plan Christmas shopping in advance to
avoid last minute shopping, which causes
stress and forces you to rush. Rushing caus-
es accidents.

¢ Do not overload yourself with too many
heavy bags. This makes you an easy target
for criminals. If possible shop during the
day with a friend.

e When shopping, carry your handbag
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your wallet in your front pocket or jacket.

e Avoid carrying large sums of money
around with you.

e Do not count money in public

e Where possible use a credit card

e Always travel with a friend at night

e When shopping at night park in an area
that is well lit

Bahamians were also told to ensure that
their home is properly secured by installing
good locks on windows and doors, and that
sliding doors should be secured at all times

The police said persons should always
check to see who is knocking before the
door is opened

When planning parties at home, people
were advised to restrict the movement of
guests, particularly strangers, by locking
bedroom and office doors

The police also advised that displaying
Christmas gifts where they can be seen by
passers by will attract criminals to your
home.

The public was warned to always travel in
the company of others and use busy well-lit
streets when going out at night.

“Be aware of your surroundings and the
people around you,” said the police state-
ment.

“If you plan to travel this holiday sea-
son, inform a trusted friend and a neighbour
of the date and time you will be leaving
and returning. Have them watch your prop-
erty.”

SON TIPS:






Beware of fire

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has released a series of fire
safety tips for the holiday season. ;

In a statement issued yesterday, the police said members of the
public should:

¢ Ensure Christmas tree lights are not left on during the night for
the entire holiday season. This can be enticing to burglars and it is
also a fire hazard

¢ Do not overload electrical outlets with Christmas lights and oth-
er electrical cords

¢ Do not overload extension cords or run,them under rug

e Replace any electrical cord that is cracked or frayed

e Install smoke detectors and ensure that batteries are properly
charged

¢ Never leave food cooking unattended for long periods of time

¢ Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear clothes
the stove to avoid accidental spills

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e Turn pot handles inward on

The police force’s 2007 Christmas driving tips are:

¢ Speed kills. Remember to obey the street signs and speed lim-
it at all times

e Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influ-
ence of drugs, alcohol or medication

e Never leave keys in the ignition or your engine running no mat-
ter how short the distance or time away from your vehicle

e Always make sure that your car doors are locked and your valu-
ables secured in the trunk

e Taxi drivers should report to their dispatcher the exact location
where a passenger is being picked up and their destination

e If in any doubt as to a passenger’s real intention, taxi drivers
have a right to refuse to carry them

¢ Be alert when approaching pedestrian crossings. Come to a com-
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LOCAL NEWS

Woman claiming police = FROM page one

officer brutally
assaulted her takes
case to Supreme Court

A WOMAN who has repeat- :
edly been calling for discipli- :
nary action to be taken against :
a police officer who she claims :
brutally assaulted her more }
than two years ago, has taken }
her case to the Suprenie Court. |

Odell Newton, of Rupert :
Dean Lane, claims that after }
two years she has been left frus- :
trated in her efforts to seek jus- :
tice for what she claims was a }

brutal assault.

In a writ filed on November :
19, Newton claims that she is :
seeking damages and compen- :
sation for assault and battery, :
malicious prosecution and false :

imprisonment.

Sterlin Knowles, the police

officer in question, is listed as
the first defendant and the

Attorney General is listed as :
second defendant in the mat- :

ter.

According to Newton’s state-
ment of claim, she was “vio-
lently slapped” by the first

defendant - officer Knowles - :
falsely arrested and charged :
with obstruction, a charge which :
was summarily dismissed for :

want of prosecution evidence.

According to the statement :
of claim, as a result of the first :
defendant’s action, Newton suf-
fered severe head injury and:
had to obtain medical attention. :
Newton is being represented by :

attorney Gregory Hilton.

Dr Rudy King is

officially indicted by

Federal Grand Jury

DR RUDY King has officially :
been indicted by a Federal Grand :
Jury for filing a false claim with :
the Internal Revenue Service :

(IRS) for $2.7 million.

According to United States
attorney Scott Schools, King — :
who also goes by the name of :
Klever Rosales — presented a :
claim to the IRS for a tax refund :

totalling $2.7 million.

King was arrested in Los
Angles on November 16 and:

appeared in court the same day.

The minimum statutory penal- :
ty if found guilty of such an:
offence is five years in prison and }

a $250,000 fine.







e

resources personnel had recently
travelled from Nassau to the second
city because of issues with “inter-
personal rivalries” between govy-
ernment workers.

“People necd to separate per-
sonality from principle,” said Mr
Bethel. However, he expressed dis-
satisfaction with the fact that per-
sons had chosen to go to the press
with their claims about issues with-
in the ministry rather than dealing
with them through “official chan-
nels.”

Several persons employed atthe
ministry — who wished to remain
anonymous for fear of victimisa-

tion — yesterday told The Tribune -

that there are serious “irregulari-
ties” that must be dealt with.

One longtime worker encour-
aged central government to senda
high ranking official to hold a meet-

_ing with employees. “The minister

needs to close down the office for
several hours and let people voice
their concerns because people are
not happy in there anymore.”

He claimed that some concerns

- have in fact been raised with the

prime minister, and other senior
ministry officials but have yet to be
addressed.

FROM page one

Call for a ‘revamp’

He claimed that the ministry is
plagued by a significant proportion
of workers who are also relatives.
Giving the example cl the son of a
senior worker at the ministry being
hired into the same department,
only for the son to fail to live up to
his job requirements, which goes
unreprimanded, he claimed. “We
have to hire people to help us do
his job while he does nothing,” he
alleged.

Government vehicles are also
regularly abused, with a messenger
sometimes unable to do his job
properly as the car is used by other
employees for whom it is not
intended. Additionally, two new
computers delivered to the office
in the last year can no longer be
located in the ministry building,
and appear to have been removed,
claimed the source.

“They are wasting government
money doing a bunch of foolish-
ness.”

The Tribune was unable to con-
tact several officials at the ministry
for comment yesterday, including
director Cecil Thompson, Tamaris
Thompson, or Hesekiah Dean, as
they were said to be in mectings.

NIB controversy

question who the Minister of Housing and National Insurance Kenneth
Russell claims was being unfairly persecuted by management at NIB.

Minister Russell used Ms Simmons as an example of why the direc-
tor Lennox McCartney and other management level personnel need-

ed to be replaced.

Chairman of NIB Patrick Ward said that the move of Mr McCartney
was “a first step towards implementing the changes that we think are
going to be necessary for the future.”

“This is one of a series of changes that are going to be made froma

management perspective,” he said.

Last week, Minister Russell said that after NIB did their investiga-
tion into complaints made against Ms Simmons, they found that the
senior clerk had done “nothing wrong”. But despite this, he said, NIB
continued to keep Ms Simmons on suspension.

Mr Russell cited a power of attorney document supplied to his min-
istry and a withdrawal of the original complaint as justification that Ms
Simmons should be “reinstated and outstanding benefits paid.”

Speaking on behalf of his fiancée, Mr Gibson denied any wrongdo-
ing, despite the findings of an internal audit that he alleges were
trumped up as a part of a witch hunt by management.

Mr Gibson also claimed responsibility for the backdating of a pow-
er of attorney affidavit by attorney Dr Bonamy who works out of the
office of former Minister of Financial Investments Vincent Peet.

In fact, Mr Gibson expressed some annoyance with Dr Bonamy
for divulging the backdating of the affidavit “without contacting me

first”.

Mr Gibson also took issue with his cousin, Dazelle Pearson, filing a
complaint against Ms Simmons, and questioned what gave her the
“authorization” to make such a complaint.

“This is a well orchestrated witch hunt,” Mr Gibson claimed.

“After the first suspension was done, they failed to notify Ms Sim-
mons as to why she was suspended, what he (McCartney) was looking
for in this investigation and when she would return to work,” Mr Gib-

son said.

Mr Gibson added that Ms Simmons has subsequently been moved
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bune that there was an upset ata birth-
day party attended by both Mr Paylor
and Dr Thaddeus McDonald days before
the deaths of both men. During the ;
event, it was said that when Mr ‘Taylor :
was offered a piece of birthday cake by :
the professor, a third party became :
enraged. The guest list of this party, and :
the wedding at Mountbatten House, has :
been said to include many members of :
the gay community who do not want :
their identities exposed by a public :

inquiry into the deaths.

Questions have consequently arisen } -
regarding the ability of police to inde- :
pendently investigate the murders con- }
: sidering that such an investigation could :
: possibly identify some high profile, but :
closeted homosexuals, believed to be }
from the fields of finance, politics and the :

police force.

When asked if there has been any :
interference in the investigation thus far,

Mr Miller replied: “No, certainly not.”

FROM page one

argued that lines of inquiry have
emerged surrounding the depart-
ment during the case, which
require the testimony of some of
these individuals.

The court has previously heard
testimony that Jamaican Manani

: Taylor was found with two vot-

ers cards by the department of
immigration, with one of these

: cards being turned over to now’

Acting Deputy Commissioner
Christopher McCoy.

During testimony from US
Investigator Steve Mallon, who
interviewed Taylor before he was
deported, it was revealed to the

: court that Taylor allegedly paid

a man called ‘Keith’ from
Pinewood $1000 to secure a
voter's card.

Taylor reportedly told Mr Mal-
lon that he had received the card
from the parliamentary registra-
tion office on Farrington Road
without providing any identifica-
tion, alter paying the fee to “Kei-
th’. Acknowledging that evidence
has already been advanced on Mr

i Taylor’s citizenship status, Mr

Barnett told the court that he does
not object to the officials from the
parliamentary registration office
being called regarding Taylor.
However, Mr Barnett suggested
that this evidence be presented to
the court after other ordinary wit-

FROM page one

the Minister of State for Finance ¢
day.
During his contribution in the Hou

FROM page one

increased to $22.7 million;
Department of Education, $174
million increased to $180 mil-
lion; Ministry of Education, $34
million increased to $43 million;
and the Public Hospital Author-
ity, $142.4 million increased to
$164.4 million, among others.

The prime minister explained
that while the constitution
“authorises Parliament to estab-
lish the limit and extent of
expenditure by the government
on a particular Head” any
excess expenditure needed for a
particular section of the budget
has to be provided for under
constitutional provision and is a
fundamental requirement of
democracy.

The government can exceed
the budget by $20 million with-
out first seeking Parliamentary
approval. When there is an
unforeseen need for expendi-
ture where sufficient provision
has not been made in the out-
lined budget, the government
can exceed this $20 million lim-
it sect by Parliament, the prime

Election court

nesses are called, so as not to fur-
ther inconvenience those who
have to testify. Mr Barnett also
accepted that the court is com-
pelled to pursue courses of
inquiry; as in the case of the alle-
gations surrounding Taylor’s pos-
session of voters cards, if such
information is presented before
the court.

Senior Justice Anita Allen said
during the brief debate that seri-
ous allegations have emerged
regarding Mr Taylor, and the
court will have to hear testimony.
on this issue from those in the par-
liamentary registration depart-
ment. Mr Bethel was released by
Senior Justice Allen until further
notice.

Some 14 witnesses testified yes-
terday, with Sandy Bastian —- a
voter being challenged by the PLP
— giving conflicting testimony
about her residence.

Initially Ms Bastian said that
she was familiar with 112
Yamacraw Beach Estates, when
asked a question by Mr Davis.
The PLP attorney was questioning
Ms Bastian to determine if she
lived at this location in a duplex,
or at the Walnut Street address
in Pinewood. Ms Bastian testified
that she lived in Pinewood until
August this year, at which time,

PLP govt

minister said. However this
must be submitted to Parlia-
ment for approval.

Man shot

FROM page one

arriving at the scene pro-
nounced Smith dead.

The victim was dressed in
burgundy coloured Timberland
shoes, a pair of light blue jeans,
and a white tee-shirt at the time
of his death.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Asst Supt Walter
Evans could not confirm if the
Johnson Lounge is a strip club,
but emphasised that police have
launched an “intensive” inves-
tigation into this incident.

Mr Evans said that police
now have to look at all the cir-
cumstances of the incident in
order to be able to classify this
latest shooting death.

she moved into one unit in her
duplex.

Ms Bastian also said, however,
that the second unit in the duplex
was not finished until she moved
in August, but others occupied it
before that time.

When pressed by Mr Davis, Ms
Bastian could not recall the names
of these people, nor when they
were there.

Ms Bastian later told the court
that she does not live in
Yamacraw, when it was revealed
that the BEC records Mr Davis
questioned her on, did not refer to
her. Mr Davis then asked why she
said she was familiar with the
YYamacraw address earlier, and
now claims that she does not live
there — she said her duplex is in
Kool Acres.

Ms Bastian testified that she
only said she is familiar with
Yamacraw because she saw it on
the BEC records in front of her.
However, she had not seen the
BEC records at the time Mr Davis
asked her the question.

It was then emphasized by Mr
Davis that she had not seen the
records, when she gave her
answer. This point was also
emphasized by Senior Justice
Allen, before Mr Davis ended his
inquiry, reserving the right to
recall the witness at a later date.

Election court resumes today
at 10am.

Laing claims

harged yester-

se of Assembly

former chief” book that “page by page” glorified the
former prime minister.
However, he said, the government did not seek to

Monday morning, the member of Parliament for
Marco City Zhivargo Laing explained: “They
approved a contingency warrant to expend almost $1
million for the promotional book which the (prime
minister) had alluded to which came out a little
under a month before elections.

“They indicated that almost $20 billion was in
the pipeline in the country having been approved by
themselves has now been upped to $29 billion at
last count, that the country had come to almost full
employment, that notwithstanding all those won-
dertul, marvelous, unprecedented facts in (the coun-
try) that at the late hour in their tenure they felt the
need to publish this book, presumably to promote
investment in the country.”

The glossy publication entitled The Bahamas
2007 Special Report published by Caribbean Invest-

* ment Profiles Limited in London spans 290 pages

and highlights prominent reasons to invest in the
Bahamas. Minister Laing questioned the opposi-
tion’s motives behind this expenditure and other
approved contingency warrants amounting to over
$170 million during the 2006/2007 fiscal year.

He also criticised the publication as a “hail to the









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“embarrass” the opposition by detailing these appar-
ent over expenditures, but was simply adhering to
the law by analysing them publicly: “When we pre-
sented on this, we certainly did not charge (the
opposition) with any impropriety, we did not charge
them with any breaking of the law, but we simply are
doing what we are required to do as a lawful gov-
ernment in bringing to this Parliament those sup-
plementary appropriation bills that will provide
sanction for the substantial contingency warrants
that were approved by the former administration.”

In his contribution Monday morning, Member of
Parliament for Fort Charlotte Alfred Sears argued
that it was “inappropriate” for the prime minister to
speculate about the political affiliation of the promi-
nent Bahamians profiled in the Bahamas 2007 Spe-
cial Report in the House of Assembly.

He said he was “offended” by statements made by
the prime minister during the last sitting of the
House when he first mentioned the publication —
and according to Minister Sears — called into ques-
tion the political affiliation of religious leaders pro-
filed in the book.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 7






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ll By ERIC ROSE

SEATTLE, Washington — Bahamas Infor-
mation Services photographer Tim Aylen ran
the Seattle Marathon, raising $17,500 for the
fight against aneurysms — the condition which
recently claimed his father’s life.

The event took place on Sunday November
25 and sponsorship money went to support the
efforts of Aneurysm Outreach Inc, a non-prof- -
it organisation based in Louisiana which is ded-
icated to mobilising people and resources to
eradicate the threat of aneurysms.

“T set myself a challenge earlier in the year to
run a marathon and raise money for charity





Bigger and better roads are not the answers, says Minister

CRIME may be the pub-
lic’s main concern at the
moment, but tratfic conges-
tion is one of the most vex-
ing problems facing the coun-
try according to Minister of
Transport Earl Deveaux.

Mr Deveaux said if a two-
lane highway is planned and
designed properly, it should
be able to accommodate 2000
vehicles per hour.

But, as he pointed out at
the third Annual National
Youth Road Safety Sympo-
sium on November 29, the
typical two-lane highway in
Nassau today cannot handle

700 vehicles per hour. “So we
are facing a problem of con-
gestion, poor design and a lot
of friction,” Mr Deveaux said.

“Friction comes about
because of vehicle numbers,
vehicle types, location of busi-
nesses and poor or inadequate
planning.”

The minister claimed that

adjustments could improve
‘traffic movement to the

extent that two lane roads
would be able to hold up to
1,300 vehicles per hour.
However, even in the best
case scenario, New Provi-
dence is not likely to achieve





Photographer runs
marathon for charity





Photo courtesy of Tim Aylen

after my father's passing in 2006 from an

abdominal aortic aneurysm,” Tim said. “I
began a training routine in July

running on a variety of terrain, such as the
Queen's Staircase, the Paradise Island bridges,
the beach and roads.”

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel

caused by disease or weakening of the vessel

wall. Aneurysms most commonly occur in
arteries at the base of the brain and in the main
artery out of the heart.

The bulge can burst and lead to death at any
time. Tim ran the 26.2 mile course in three
hours and 57 minutes. Family, friends, busi-
ness persons and others wishing to provide
support donated the funds.



the 2000 vehicle movement
per hour mark, he said.

“We cannot solve the traffic
problem in New Providence
with bigger and better roads.
We have already past that.

“We do not have the option
anymore of reducing traffic
fatalities by putting speed
bumps on the road. We are
already past that.

“Our biggest weapon is
public education and enforce-
ment,” Mr Deveaux said.

THE FNM has said that
road improvement is one of
the government’s significant
long-term strategies.

Mr Deveaux said the gov-
ernment recognises the seri-
ousness of the traffic dilem-
ma.

In 2000, the first FNM gov-
ernment completed a study
for the New Providence Road
Improvement Project. Prior
to that, as early as 1992, 4a
comprehensive study was
done.

One of the strategies that
came out of the discussions
was a plan to improve junc-
lions, acquire more land for
roads and improve some of
the existing roads,

He noted that seven years

have passed and work has
been completed on Tonique
Darling Highway, the Milo
Butler Highway extension,
the Baillou Hill Road exten-
sion and C W Saunders High-
way.

“Those are the only por-
tions of 19 corridors that have
been completed to date.

“The rest of them will take
another two and a half years
to complete if we gel started
next month.”

Mr Deveaux said that when
completed, the government
hopes the work will alleviate
some of the traffic congestion.

Cash Transfer Pilot Programme launched

Bahamas Red Cross teams
up to help Noel victims

THE Bahamas Red Cross
has collaborated with a num-
ber of agencies to launch a
Cash Transfer Pilot Pro-
gramme in aid of those worst
hit by Tropical Storm Noel.

In response to the storm,
the Red Cross distributed 450
food parcels with hygiene
items and water to those
affected on Long Island, Cat
Island, and Exuma.

“These items provided wel-
come relief to those whose
homes were flooded and
whose access to services Was
limited by road closures and
flooding,” said the Red Cross
in a statement.

The Cash Transfer Pilot
Programme is an effort to
“meet the additional needs of
those most affected by Tropi-
cal Storm Noel” it said.

Taking part in the pro-
gramme along with the
Bahamas Red Cross are: the
International Federation of
the Red Cross and Red Cres-
cent Societies, the Pan-Amer-



“These items pro-
vided welcome
relief to those
whose homes
were flooded and
whose access was
limited to road clo-
sures and flood-
ing.”



ican Disaster Response Unit
(PADRU) and the American
Red Cross.

“As part of the programme,
an assessment was performed
by the Bahamas Red Cross
Society of the damage to
household on Long Island,
Cat Island and Exuma Island
that were most affected by
flooding caused by Tropical
Storm Noel. The information
from the assessments was
applied to criteria to produce

a list of beneficiaries,” the
statement said.

Cash transfers will be pro-
vided by the programme to
individuals and families with:

e Severe damage to their.
home due to the disaster

e Significant losses due to
the disaster (items replaced
or reimbursed by other agen-
cies or individuals do not
qualify)

e Low household income

The Red Cross said this is
expected to include elderly
persons on a fixed income,
single parent families and
large families with limited
income. “The Cash Transfer
Pilot Programme is a one time
event for those affected by
Tropical Storm Noel.

“AJl distributions by the
Bahamas Red Cross Society
are an outright gift of the Red
Cross and the people of the
Bahamas and no compensa-
tion for distributions are nec-
essary or expected,” the state-
ment said.

FUEL SUPPL’
TENDER

The Bahamas Electricity
Corporation invites bids
from suitably qualified fuel
supply companies for the
provision of its fuel
requirements for the next
three years.

Insurance
Available
on the
Spot

Interested Fuel Supply Com-
panies may collect a copy of
the tender document from
the Corporation’s Energy
Supply Division in the
Administrative Offices at
Blue Hill and Tucker Roads
between the hours of 9:00
and 5:00 pm.

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in Aran

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PLP expresses ‘great regret’ over
passing of Councillor Anne Grant

THE Progressive Liberal Party has expressed great
regret at the death of Stalwart Councillor Anne Grant,
widow of the late Senator Austin Grant Jr of West End,
Grand Bahama.

Opposition leader Perry Christie said that he was “espe-
cially saddened by the passing of Mrs Grant, because in so
many respects it marks the end of an era in West End, a
community where the PLP has found faithful support over
many generations.”

Mr Christie said that the party’s support in the West
End community was “led in significant part by Senator
Austin Grant and his wife, Anne.

“LT wish to join all members and supporters of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party in mourning her passing.

“The PLP will mark the passing of this stalwart council-
lor with all the due respect and honour.

“fT send my condolences and those of my family and my
party, including the member of parliament for West End
and Bimini, Obie Wilchcombe; Senator Pleasant Bridge-
water, stalwart councillors in Grand Bahama, and officers
and supporters, to the children and grandchildren of Mrs
Grant and to her extended family of West End.”

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Police detain 29 anti-government
activists in Cuba in under 2 weeks

HAVANA - Cuban police have detained 29 anti-government
activists in less than two weeks and seven remain jailed, including
a man who called for the communist-run island to tolerate inde-
pendent universities, a human rights leader said Monday, accoy«-
ing to Associated Press.

Independent education activist Rolando Rodriguez was arrest-
ed last week after announcing that 5,000 signatures had been col-
lected in support of autonomous universities in Cuba, said Ehizar-
do Sanchez, head of the Havana-based Cuban Commission oi
Human Rights and, National Reconciliation.

Sanchez, whose organization is not recognized but is tolevated by
Cuban authorities, said the arrests come as government critics
prepare to mark International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

He said the detentions began Nov. 21, when five government crit-
ics in Havana were detained by police without charges, then
released. The rest were picked up in following days during subse-
quent roundups.

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“We know that our cus-
tomers need to reach us at
all times of the day,” said
Leroy Simmons, supervisor,
“we want to be available for
our customers all the time,
nomatter what’the situation,
good or bad.”

Implementing a call cen-
tre was based on the compa-
ny’s objective to improve
communications with their
55,000 customers. The
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany made the decision in
late 2006 that they would
create a call centre to deal
with all power problems in
one central location with the
goal to have a person on the
line 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.

The Call Centre will now
handle all incoming calls to
the company, in one loca-
tion, at 352-8411, the num-



bad.”

ber, customers can call for
emergencies, complaints or
reconnections.

The. staff of five have
been on a six-week intensive
training course in every
department, from account-
ing to power generation to
power repairs. “When
speaking to customers we
have to know what we are
talking about, once we fin-
ished the course we had to
pass a written exam.” said
Dominique Mack, customer
care representative.

“T feel this training was
excellent and gives me the
confidence I need to deal
with customers with a vari-
ety of questions.”

The Call Centre operates
out of the company’s Cedar
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our customers have ques-

tions or concerns about their

billings, we are here to go
over their invoices with
them, break down the dates
of bills and the charges,”
said Nickella Bethel, cus-
tomer service representative.

Staff at the call centre
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and work on a 24-hour, sev-
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including holidays.

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working families, too. Some-
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everyone knows they can
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 9



Port Lueaya Marketplace
~ Christmas Concert announced

OWNERS, management and
staff of Port Lucaya Marketplace
have announced a Christmas
Concert for Saturday, Decem-
ber 8 at 7.30pm.

Under the theme “Christmas
Joy”, the concert aims to pro-
vide an evening of family enter-
tainment to begin the holiday

» Season.

Musical director Mr Kevin
Tomlinson has produced an
award-winning concert that rivals
the Rockefeller Centre Christ-
mas Concert of Stars.

The concert “Ode to Joy”; an
evening of artistic expression,
will feature The Bishop Michael
Eldon Steel Drum Band, the Star
Light Quartet, Georgia Taylor
School of Dance, The St
George’s High School, saxo-
phonist Mr Stuart Coakley of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Bishop Michael Eldon School
Cultural Dancers, Walter Parker
Primary School Dance Troupe

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and Drummers, The Kevin Tom-
linson Chorale, A Reindeer Step
Show by Eight Mile Rock High
School, Bishop Michael Eldon
High, St Paul Methodist College
and Jack Hayward High School,
A Dramatic Poem by MS Kyra
Weech of the Sunland Baptist
Academy, The Eight Mile Rock
High School Band and Ava Bar-
rett and Sharad Taylor will sing
“I believe in Christmas” written
by Mr Kevin Tomlinson.

Santa Claus will also be pre-
sent.

Mrs Karen Bain is the event
co-ordinator assisted by Ms
Dionne Britton, and Messrs
Sherman Marche and Leviticus
Wright, all staff members of Port
Lucaya Marketplace Manage-
ment Company, Bourbon Street
Lunited.

The Marketplace will be open
later to accommodate shoppers.
Ample security controlled park-
ing will be available.

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Instructor and his former student
serve up a treat for Christmas

AN INSTRUCTOR and his
former student have teamed
up this holiday season to offer
fresh culinary delights to
Christmas shoppers.

Chet Ellie Saunders is
known for his duffs and
savory pastry creations. As a
veteran instructor at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas, he
inspired former student
Samantha Green-Moree who
is the proud owner of “Some-
things Different Gifts”, an

authentically Bahamian
gourmet cookie and treats
company.

“ft am excited for this
opportunity to offer our dis-
criminating Bahamian public
our wondertul fresh gourmet
cookies and jam packages,”
Mrs Moree said. “Until now
we have focused on the cor-
porate gift market but felt
ready to test the retail mar-
ket.

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Cookie gift packages range
from $17 to $65, said Mrs
Moree, who pointed out that
shoppers can also pick up a
dozen edible “Junkanoo Star”
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Ellie has a suggestion. “Bring
your own platter or basket
and we will fill it according to
your preferences and budget.
Gift wrapping will be avail-
able for a small service fee
and the presentation will be
perfect as a gift Lo your staff,
family or clients. We have
take-away boxes and some
platters on hand. And all of
our usual treats including fruit
cakes and duff by the loaf will
be available starting this Sat-
urday”.

Chef Ellie's is in the Mall
at Marathon. Normal hours
are from 10am to 8pm, how-
ever as both companies are
offering edible gift packages,
operation hours may be
extended closer to December
24, Mrs Moree said.

Chef Ellie added that any-
one who wants to guarantee
they will be able to buy a par-
ticular item should pre-order,
as there will only be limited
packages each day.

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copies of latest book|

JOURNALIST John Marquis will
be signing copies of his new book at
Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay Shop-
ping Centre, on Saturday, December
15 (Alam).

The book - Papa Doc: Porirhit ofa
Haitian Tyrant - retells the story of |
the David Knox spy trial in Haiti in
1968, and traces the rise and fall of the
Duvalier dynasty. :

Knox, the Bahamas government §
information director, was tried by a
military court in Port-au-Prince ail
sentenced to death for allegedly being
involved in an invasion launched from
Inagua.

The storyline has strong Bahamas
interest, as it also tracks the impact of
Haitian immigration since the Duva-
liers’ reign of terror in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and tells the sto-
ry of Mitchell Werbell, the American mercenary caught up in the
Abaco secessionist movement in 1973 who was one of many anti-
Duvalier plotters. :

Mr Marquis, who is The Tribune’s managing editor, received
critical acclaim for his first book, Blood and Fire, The Duke of
Windsor and the Strange Murder of Sir Harry Oakes, when it was
launched two years ago.

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GOVERNOR GENERAL Arthur Hanna (shown in this file picture) officially launched the One Bahamas Foundation
during a ceremony at Government House on Friday.

Bahamians aad
to live in harmony |'s

Governor General launches
One Bahamas Foundation

lm By LINDSAY THOMPSON

BAHAMIANS were urged
to live in harmony as Governor
General Arthur Hanna official-

-ly launched the One Bahamas
Foundation during a ceremony
at Government House on Fri-
day.

The idea of such a movement
came to fruition in 1992, with
the launch of the One Bahamas
Celebrations, an avenue to
mobilise Bahamians in love,
respect and unity across the
entire country.

The message was further
emphasised in the words of
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, Deputy Leader of the
Opposition Cynthia Pratt, and
directors of the One Bahamas
Foundation.

“The concept has been for- .

malised into a foundation and I
congratulate you on the occa-
sion of its launching today,” the
Governor General said.

He said the Bahamas had
been fortunate to have a proud
and noble history of peaceful
struggle for change and devel-
opment in its political and social
order.

“Other countries have not
_ been so fortunate. All we have
to do is to look around the
world even now to see the
unrest, strife, even bloodshed,
which can accompany such
changes. Our good fortune was
not accidental. It was not magi-
cal,” the Governor General
said.

He explained that it hap-
pened because the leadership
and the people of the country
decided that that was the way to
do it, so that long-term stability

and peace would follow.

“This great legacy that has
been handed down to the pre-
sent and future generations of
Bahamians cannot be taken for
granted,” the Governor Gener-
al said.

“It will take the same.com-
mitment, the same passion - and
sometimes sacrifices also - to
make sure that the legacy is pre-
served and protected.”

He noted that what is being
proposed about the One
Bahamas Foundation is indeed
a noble and worthy enterprise.

The Governor General said,
however, that it is important
that Bahamians not just talk
about One Bahamas, but take
continuous, concrete steps to
celebrate and promote unity.

“The Bahamian people are
indeed what the new world is
all about. We have come from
all over - from Africa, from
Europe and from Asia,” he said.
“We are of different races and
ethnic origins; we are of differ-
ent religious denominations and
political persuasions. But we
have all come together to build
a great little nation in these
wonderful islands that we so
proudly call home.”

His Excellency congratulat-
ed founders of One Bahamas
for their foresight and dedica-
tion to the concept and he
wished them success in their
efforts.

The One Bahamas message
was also highlighted in poetry
read by Algernon Allen, for-
mer Cabinet Minister, credited
for initiating the One Bahamas
concept; a musical selection by
St Anne’s School choir; a ren-
dition of the One Bahamas song

First ever televised wedding
set for morning show



ON DECEMBER 14, The Bahamas will see its first ever televised wedding
on local morning show Bahamas@Sunrise by way of ZNS TV 13 (Chan-
nel 11 on Cable). Shown above are the bride and groom, Ronald and
Tanya Cartwright, who will be renewing their wedding vows on that
show. They are shown with show host Tisca Pratt-Armbrister (at right).
- They appeared on Bahamas@Sunrise on Friday to promote the upcom-
ing show.

by Master Osano Neely and
music by the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Band.

Former Governor General
and Cabinet Minister Sir Orville
Turnquest is chairman of the
One Bahamas Foundation.



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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE late
Edward St
George’s
estate has
rejected a
$100 million
offer from
Fleming
Family &
Partners to
purchase its
stake in the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA), its
attorney yesterday questioning
why Sir Jack Hayward’s family
trusts would accept the same
offer for their shares despite the
higher $125 million price
offered by Hutchison Wham-
poa.

Responding to yesterday’s
Tribune Business article on the
bidds by Fleming and Hutchi-
son Whampoa, Fred Smith, a
partner in Callender’s & Co,
said: “Fleming have offered to

urchase the estate’s shares for

100 million, but we have
repeatedly emphasised to them

Fred Smith

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m By NEIL HARTNELL



Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas will have to “embrace” the changes happen-

Attorney questions why
Hayward family trusts
agreed sale in principle
for $100m, when
Hutchison Whampoa
bid $25 million higher

that we are not sellers.”

Reiterating the estate’s claim
to a 50 per cent stake in the
GBPA and its Port Group Ltd,
even though Justice Anita
Allen’s ruling confirming this is
being challenged in the Court
of Appeal by gthe Hayward
family trusts, which allege they
own 75 per cent of the two com-
panies’ holding vehicle, Inter-
continental Diversified Corpo-
ration (IDC).

Mr Smith said his clients
“remain dedicated to finding a
solution to the Port Authority
debacle”, adding that they had

See FLEMING, pg 6

to ‘embrace’ global
accounting change |

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ing to the accounting profession at a global level if it is to con-
tinue to prosper, the head of Baker Tilly International’s glob-
al network telling The Tribune yesterday that doing so would
increase this nation’s attractiveness as place to do business.

Geoff Barnes, Baker Tilly International’s president and chief
executive, said more had been demanded of the accounting pro-
fession since the 2001 collapse of Enron and the rush to
enhanced regulation, global trends that would also ultimately
impact the Bahamas.

Pointing out that it was “uncommon around the world” for
the accounting profession to still be self-regulated, as it was in
the Bahamas through the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA), Mr Barnes said “sophisticated account-
ing institutes” were members of the International Federation of

BICA and the Bahamas are IFAC members, something that
is critical, as this is the institution leading the way on the har-
monisation of global guidelines for the auditing profession,
and the way it interacts with clients and people.

IFAC, Mr Barnes said, was developing guidelines on ethics
and codes of conduct, with members obliged to comply with
these.

Describing BICA and the Bahamian markets as being “very
sophisticated” in their own right, Mr Barnes said he was con-
fident this nation “will be at the forefront of these changes
and will embrace them”.

He added: “All such changes may increase the attractiveness
of coming to the Bahamas as a business entity. If you’re going
to survive as a a country, you will have to embrace these
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ore than $120

million in poten-

tial tourist spend-

ing in . the

Bahamas could be negatively

impacted if the US goes through

with existing proposals on pas-

senger lists for private aircraft,

The Tribune was told yester-

day, with support services and
government revenues also hit.

Frank Comito, the Bahamas

Hotel Association’s (BHA)

executive vice-president, said
that Ministry of Tourism data
had shown that some 73,000
stopover visitors to the
Bahamas in 2006 had arrived
by private aircraft, a segment
of the tourism industry that was
rapidly expanding.

He added that although he
had not seen the documents,
the Bahamas Out Island Pro-
motions Board had told the
BHA that research done a few
years ago indicated that private
plane tourists spent 40 per cent
more than the average stopover
visitor.

Given that stopover visitors
to the Bahamas spent $1200 per

capita on average, this 40 per
cent increase translated into an
increased $480 spend per pri-
vate plane tourist, meaning that
their average per capita spend
was $1680 per head.
Multiplying this figure by the
number of 2006 private plane
visitors gives a total spending
figure of $122.64 million for this
tourist segment, showing just
how the Bahamas might be
impacted by the US Customs
and Border (BCP) proposals.
“One can make the extrapo-
lation, according to the infor-
mation provided to us in the
past, with these visitors spend-
ing 40 per cent more than regu-

- lar stopovers and looking at the

numbers we had in 2006, that
it translates into a $120 million-
odd industry,” Mr Comito said.

“It’s a growth industry in
tourism.”

He added that the US rules
could also potentially impact
service providers to the private
aircraft industry, as these were
different from those supplying
the regular tourist sector.

A reduction in private flights
to the Bahamas would also
reduce government revenues by
reducing landing fees, depriv-

ing the Bahamas of revenues
required to upgrade its Family
Island airports.

“It certainly will impact our
Family Islands, particularly the
Family Islands that are increas-
ingly relying on this type of vis-

itor arriving by this means,” Mr ©

Comito said of the US proposal.

Among the islands most like-
ly to be affected are Abaco,
Eleuthera, Long Island and
Grand Bahama, growing sec-
ond home markets where own-
ers often flew in via their private
planes.

“These are high growth
tourism residential types of
activities, and anything that it
impacts it in this way is cause
for concern,” Mr Comito added.

Washington is proposing that
all general aviation (private air-
craft) passenger manifests be
filed electronically with its secu-
rity agencies, chiefly Customs
and Border Protection (CBP),
and within 24 hours of depar-
ture or arrival from the US.

The BHA’s November 15 let-
ter to the US authorities said
that while it understood the
rationale behind the regulations,
it was “deeply concerned about
the impact it would have on our

Extra agreement’s filing splits
Morton Salt and its union

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

DIFFERENCES over
whether a supplemental agree-
ment dealing with reduced work
weeks/lay-offs should be signed
before or after the original
industrial agreement is regis-
tered are the main source of
division between Morton Salt
and the union representing
most of its line staff, The Tri-
bune was told yesterday.

Obie Ferguson, Trade Union

Va kel gil =

3 Bahamas TW a tase ea Lis

Congress (TUC) president and
the attorney representing the
Bahamas Industrial Manu-
facturers and Allied Workers
Union (BIMAWU), said the
union’s main concern was to
have the original industrial
agreement that was signed on
July 11, 2007, registered with
the Industrial Tribunal, so that
it was in compliance with the
Industrial Relations Act.
Adding that this would “go a
long way to easing the tension”
between the two parties, Mr

Ferguson argued that if the sup-
plemental agreement was nego-
tiated and signed before the
original one was registered, it

would be tantamount to the:

company re-opening negotia-
tions.

Adding that the union had
agreed to a reduce three-day
work week for its members
between January 2008 and
March 2008, Mr Ferguson said:

See MORTON, pg 8

economy if implemented as pro-
posed”. - ;

The BHA added: “Tourism
is the economic lifeblood of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, representing more
than half of our 700 island-
nation’s economic activity.
Approximately 21 airports of
entry (AOE) cover an expanse
nearly the size of California,
providing the primary trans-
portation link for our more than
300,000 residents.

“In many of our less popu-
lated islands, tourism is by far
the economic mainstay. Last
year nearly five million tourists
visited the Bahamas, over 80
percent originating from the
United States.

“While the major airports of
the Bahamas have a reliable
communications support infra-
structure which can accommo-
date the timely electronic filing
requirements being proposed,
the requirements place undue
hardship on many of our AOE’s
in our developing islands.”

‘Among the recommendations
made by the BHA, in collabo-

See THREAT, pg 5



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AP Business Writer over” into consumer spend-

ing.

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Investors have been look-
Street tumbled Monday, led ing for a government-spon- .
by financial services stocks, sored rescue of the mortgage .
on concerns that the United industry. Treasury Secretary
States economy’s expansion Henry Paulson said in a
will erode amid troubles in speech that the White House
the mortgage industry. is moving closer to an agree-

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gain in more than four years, Lincoln Anderson, chief
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3.01 per cent. But that economist at LPL Financial
advance proved short-lived Services in Boston, said
after a pair of Federal investors are uncertain about ee
Reserve officials on Monday where stocks will head after ‘,
expressed worry about the last week’s gains and are .
subprime mortgage crisis and awaiting economic readings
its impact on banks and bro- such as the employment
* kerages. report due Friday.
. Fed Bank of Boston Presi- “T think what we’ve got is a a
dent Eric Rosengren saidina_ . market that’s trying to sort <
speech that he was concerned out whether we’re seeing a oo
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 3B



a
Ground broken on $200m project

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

GROUND was broken ona
$200 million luxury develop-
ment private gated community
on West Bay Street yesterday,
just east of The Caves . The
development will rise up to 85
feet and feature 90 high-end
homes.

William Williams, director
of Source Development
Group, the project developers,
said that as they planned the
development, they encoun-
tered cooperation that was
“nothing short of remark-
able.”

“As a team our mutual
interest is creating at
Seabridge Bahamas an out-
standing community, not just
selling luxury homes, but cre-
ating a real community in the
true sense of the world,” he
added.

Mr Williams said real estate
sales and marketing was being
led by HG Christie Ltd. The
architect was Neil Behagg and
Associates Co Ltd of Nassau,
and other local contracts
include Carleton Blair (CSB
Consultants), Brock Turner
(CVE Construction Value
Engineering Ltd), Lambert
Knowles ( Engineering and
Technical Services) and Keith
Bishop ( Islands by Design).
Interiors will be designed by
Bahamian company Roomers |
Ltd, led by Leslie Callender
and Hazel Stirling.

Mr Williams said the project
would be completed in three
stages, with the first phase
expected to be completed
within 18 months. The
approved master plan calls for
a total of about 90 residences
on 10 acres. The residences
will be divided between town-
homes, condominiums and
penthouses.:

According to Mr Williams,
phase one will consist of 28
three and four-bedroom town-
houses, extensive landscaping
and a vanishing edge pool
with water fall. Phase two will
include 25 condominiums and
five penthouses, with a fitness
centre, business centre, prop-
erty management office and
multiple pools.

Phase three will be a com-

bination of villas, condomini-
ums, penthouses and addition-
al pools. Each resident will
have full concierge service
from the onset of develop-
ment,

“Our project is not a large
one compared to some others
on the island, but it will have
significant and beneficial
impact on the north shore. In
conjunction with Chris Her-
rod’s elegant project, Caves
Height, we will establish a
meaningful and positive land-
mark of quality and economic
stimulus to what is now our
neighbourhood,” Mr Williams
said.

Minister of Works, Earl
Deveaux, also attended yes-
terday’s ground reaking. He
reminded Bahamians that the
persons likely to purchase in
the new development will be
wealthy, and will expect a cer-
tain level of professionalism
regardless of what service is
being offered.

He also promised the devel-
opers that the Ministry of
Works, * not usually known
for speed”, was seeking to be
more efficient. He also
promised that the Govern-
ment was working assiduously
to ensure that the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
was a port of entry which can

be a credit to all.

Mr Deveaux added that the
Government will work with a
private civil designer on a
major road renovation, which
will include all the area from
Blake Road east to Montague.

The other principals of the
Seabridge project are Roger
and Sue Mueller, and Bow-
man Garret. Mr Mueller has
built residential and commer-
cial projects worldwide,
including an 18 month renova-
tion of the Old Course Hotel
and Spa at St Andrews in
Scotland, and has been instru-
mental in projects ranging
from the Dochester Hotel in
London to the Pelican Resort
on St Maarten.

Mr Garret has practiced
construction law for,30 years,
owned a construction compa-
ny and a construction manage-
ment company. In addition, he
has taught construction law at
Emory University in Atlanta
and his most recent project
was the completion of Martin
Luther King High, a $25 mil-
lion public school outside of
Atlanta.

Seabridge is designed to
appeal to Bahamian profes-
sionals, entrepreneurs, retirees
or foreign owners searching
for a primary or secondary
home.

NOTICE

We would like to advise any
persons that have a claim to the
Estate of Charles George’ Moretto,
deceased,

of Broward County

Florida to notify the Liquidators
of Gulf Union Bank in writing of

any such claim,

providing proof

of same, on or before (90 day

period) via

P.O.Box F-42423,

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Baha Mar: Adequate warning on Nassau Beach closure given

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(N°45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of EVANSVILLE HOLDING CORP. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

The date of completion of the dissolution was the 20TH day
of November, 2007.



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



BAHA Mar yesterday said it
provided more than adequate
notice of the impending January
2008 Nassau Beach Hotel clo-
sure to its tenants, including
Cafe Johnny Canoe, its senior
vice-president of administration
and external affairs told Tri-
bune Business yesterday.

Robert Sands said Baha
Mar’s Cable Beach Resorts had
been in talks with all their ten-
ants for the past 18 months to
two years ,advising them of the
proposed demolition of the
Nassau Beach Hotel as part of
the $2.4 billion Cable Beach

Robert Sands



redevelopment.

Mr Sands said that while an
interim location for Cafe Johh-
ny Canoe had not been found,
the company had in negotia-
tions assured all its tenants that
once the new resort complex
was up and running, they can

all reapply to return to Baha
Mar.

He added that while some
tenants had asked to be given
until April 2008 to move, that
was not viable and those appli-
cations were denied, with all
due to be out by the end of Jan-
uary.

“When we are in a position to
determine where we are, then
we will accept applications,” Mr
Sands said.

He explained that as of Janu-
ary 3, 2008, reservations stop,
and the Nassau Beach Hotel
will close on January 6. The
Baha Mar development is
expected to take three to four
years.

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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste 3.74
Fidelity Bank 2.61
Cable Bahamas 12.00
Colina Holdings 3.15
Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.22
Consolidated Water BDRs 6.09
Doctor's Hospital 2.26
Famguard 6.85
Finco 12.75
FirstCaribbean 14.60
Focol (S) 5.96
Freeport Concrete 0.74
ICD Utilities 7.25
J. S. Johnson 10.05
Premier Real Estate 10.00

- Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
Ask $
15.60
6.25
0.40

Bid $
14.60
6.00
0.35

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

or 7,

EPS $

0.00
“0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

10.05
10.00

Last Price
16.00
6.00
0.20

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Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60
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Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund

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1.2037
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52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

MARKET TERMS

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

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share. paid in the last 12 months

Weekly Vol

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43.00
15.60
/ 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
YTD%

41.00
14.00
0.45

Last 12 Months Div $

- PINDEX: CLOSE 913.58 / YTD 23.11% / 2006 34.47%
— V = YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

- Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

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

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Currently, unlike in the US
with the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board
post-Sarbanes-Oxley, the
Bahamas does not have a regu-
lator with specific oversight for
the accounting profession,
although it does fall under the
Central Bank’s and Securities
Commission’s remit in certain
areas.

Discussions on allowing
accountants globally to practice
with proportionate liability, with
the amounts sought by lawsuits
linked to the value of audit
work and contracts, Mr Barnes
suggested, were relevant to the
Bahamas at a time when it was
discussing allowing its accoun-
tants to practice with limited
liability.

Proportional liability, where a
$5,000 audit contract did not
incur a $50 million lawsuit, was
“pathering a lot of momentum,
Mr Barnes added, with Europe
“way down the path” on the
proposal, although nothing had
been enacted yet.

The fear of attracting large
lawsuits should something go
wrong on an audit, Mr Barnes
said, was discouraging young
accountants from placing many
into their firms to become
junior partners, and also limit-
ing the choice of auditors that
companies had because audit
firms were shying away from
risk.

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

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Currently, Bahamian public
accountants, under the Public
Accountants (Rules of Profes-
sional Conduct) Regulations
1993 are only permitted to prac-
tice as sole partnerships or sole
proprietorships without limited
liability.

Limited liability would insu-
late partners and/or sharehold-
ers in Bahamian public account-
ing firms from liability for their
company’s general debts, and
from vicarious liability result-
ing from the deliberate, or neg-
ligent, misconduct of other
shareholders and employees.

It would not shield Bahamian
public accountants from all lia-
bility, as they would still be
exposed to their own deliber-
ate, or negligent, malpractice.

Mr Barnes added that Baker
Tilly’s network of 138 member
firms in 104 countries - the
Bahamian member is Gomez
Partners & Co - was finding, in
common with other accounting
firms, that its growth was being
inhibited by “an inability to
attract youngsters into the pro-
fession”.

In the UK and US, it was
now common for 70 per cent of
university graduates entering
the profession to be women, Mr
Barnes added, while there were
“fewer students in total coming
into accounting”.

Despite the vital role it
played in capital markets for
investors, Mr Barnes said the
profession was not seen as ‘sexy’
enough, especially post-Enron,
and there was a dearth of
entrants for CPA (certified
public accountant) courses at

has given its tenants, Harry and
Michael Pikramenos, the own-
ers of the Bahamian-themed
Cafe Johnny Canoe restaurant,
said yesterday they were “total-
ly disgusted” with the manner in
which Baha Mar is forcing the
closure of the restaurant, par-
ticulary because of the lack of a
suitable interim location.

They are now faced with hav-
ing to lay-off their 65 employees
in the New Year if a replace-
ment site is not found.

TheNassau Beach’s closure
will enable the Cable Beach
Resorts campus to make way
for the footprint of a lot of the
major work for the $2.4 billion
redevelopment, particularly the
Caesar’s Entertainment hotel
and casino and the W resort.

university, as opposed to
MBAs.

As a result, there were not
enough qualified accountants
entering - and staying - in the
profession and progressing up
the promotional ladder to junior
partner level, and ultimately, to
senior partner and managerial
posts.

This, in turn, was preventing
accounting firms from building
up infrastructure and servicing
clients properly.

These issues are again
impacting the Bahamas, too.
After matriculating in account-
ing and taking the US exam,
Bahamian accountants had to
spend two years working in the
industry to gain practical expe-
rience before gaining CPA sta-
tus.

With starting salaries in the
profession starting at around
$24-$25,000, many accounting
firms were finding their young
recruits were being snapped up
as chief financial officers and
financial controllers by banks
and other companies offering
substantially higher salaries.

To overcome this, Mr Barnes
suggested using a version of the
secondment programme start-
ed by Baker Tilly, where young
accountants were sent to work

’ elsewhere in the world at a

member firm for several
months.

Out of the 100 who had been
in the programme last year, Mr
Barnes said some 92 were still
with Baker Tilly. And some 70
per cent of that 92 had been
promoted to the next grade lev-

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a
“ $120m industry under threat

FROM page 1

ration with the Ministry of

Tourism and Aviation and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, plus
the Out Islands Promotions
- Board, were: ‘

*e To delay implementation

*.*. for two years until communica-

tions upgrades took place at the

. 19 Family Island airports
* Extend the proposed 24-

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in being developed and upgrad-
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* Private aircraft are the sup-
port base for the economic
livelihood for residents and
tourists on many of our devel-
oping islands.

* All indications from private
aircraft operators point to a
considerable reduction in flights
and passengers to international
destinations like ours if the rules
are adopted as proposed.

* The spending patterns of

visitors arriving by private air-
craft far exceeds that of other

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reduced revenues affecting
employment, businesses and
government revenue collec-
tions.

The BHA said: “It should be
further noted, that the
Bahamas’ investments in
improving security, communi-
cations and facility -infrastruc-
ture throughout the archipel-
ago have accelerated in recent
years. This is a national priority.
Given the huge financial
demands on our small island-
nation, this is being paced at a
level in which the Government
can afford.”









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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2007



CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Expressed in Bahamian $000) (unaudited)









October 3 I, January 31,
2007 2007
Assets | | $ 25,454 29,232
Liabilities (16,326) (21,626)
Shareholders’ equity $ 9,128 7,606
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(B$000) (unaudited)
3 months ended 3 months ended
October 31, 2007 October 31, 2006
Sales $ 21,752 19,323
Cost of sales (15,453) (13,741)
Gross profit 6,299 - §,582
Selling, general and administration expenses (5,892) (5,901)
Other income 83 77
Net operating profit/(loss) 490 (242)
Interest expense (44) (168)
Dividends on preference shares (200) (200)
Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations 246 (610)
Net loss from discontinued operations - (143)
Net profit/(loss) for the period . $ 246 (753)
Income/(loss) per share $0.015 ($0.047)
(B$000) (unaudited)
9 months ended 9 months ended
October 31, 2007 October 31, 2006
Sales $ 64,288 57,993
Cost of sales _ (45,160) (41,344)
‘Gross profit 19,128 16,649
Selling, general and administration expenses (17,565) (17,215)
Other income 282 162
Net operating profit/(loss) 1,845 (404)
Gain on disposal of investment (note 5) 150 -
Pre-opening costs (note 6) (112) °
Interest expense (167) (467)
Dividends on preference shares (618) (601)
Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations 1,098 * (1,472)
Net profit/(loss) from discontinued operations 35 (600)
Gain on disposal of subsidiary (note 2) 39 -
Restructuring charge 350 (1,500)
Net profit/(loss) for the period. $ 1,522 (3,572)
_ Income/(loss) per share $0.096 ($0.225)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(B$000) (unaudited)
9 months ended 9 months ended
October 31,2007 —- October 31, 2006
Cash flows from operations
_Net profit/(loss) for period $ 41,522 (3,572)
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities 88 , (87)
Net cash provided by investing activities 3,789 575
Net cash used in financing activities (4,760) (3,713)
(883) (3,225)

Decrease in cash $

EXPLANATORY NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS -
Nine months ended October 31, 2007

_

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On April 30, 2007, the Company completed the sale of Cost Right Turks and its
associated property for $2,700,000 plus $211,000 representing the value of net current
assets. $2.5m of the proceeds were received on closing and $200,000 will be payable
over 3 years. This note earns interest of 8.5% per annum,

2. PREFERENCE SHARES
On June 30, 2007, the Company made a redemption of $268,000 of the Class A
preference shares. This represents a partial payment on the redemption due on December
31, 2007. ,
On September 30, 2007, the Company made a redemption of $535,000 of the Class A
preference shares and a further redemption of $267,000 will be made on December 31,
2007.

3. SALE OF INVESTMENT
On March 31, 2007, the Company completed the sale of its investment in BSL Holdings
Limited for $2,650,000. $2,500,000 of the proceeds was used to repay the bank debt
taken up to finance the investment.

4, PRE-OPENING COSTS

Pre-opening costs represent costs incurred in the relocation of Cost Right Freeport thom
its former location on Milton Street to The Mall, which were not capital in nature,

Copies of a full set of the unaudited financial statements can be obtained from Brendalee
Gibson, at Abaco Markets Corporate Offices at Town Centre Mall, Blue Hill Road, Nassau,
The Bahamas, tel. 1 242 325 2] 22.



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FLEMING, from page 1. OO 0 0s

“repeatedly reached out” to the
Hayward side in an effort to
resolve the protracted legal dis-
pute out of court.

“We are open to having dis-
cussions with anyone to find a
solution,” Mr Smith said. “We
have openly offered to develop
a plan to remove the receivers,
have equal representation [with
the Haywards] on the Board of
Directors, and have a tie-break-
er in the event of a dispute, so
that. it does not appear to
investors that there is a distur-
bance in the home.”

The St George estate was
_ “ready, willing and able” to

have discussions with groups
interested in investing in new
opportunities with Port Group
Ltd, and on diversifying the

GBPA’s ownership base.

“But we are not about to sell
our shares,” Mr Smith reiterat-
ed, pointing out that it was the
Haywards who allegedly want-
ed to leave Freeport after agree-
ing to sell their GBPA stake ‘in
principle’ to Fleming for $100
million.

He added that the St George
family all had strong ties to the
Bahamas, with Caroline St

George a Bahamian citizen and --

many of the other children per-
manent residents.

Mr Smith also indicated that
the Haywards’ decision to
accept the Fleming offer,
despite the higher $125 million
bid by Hutchison Whampoa,

was continuing to fuel their sus-

picions that Sir J ack’s son, Rick,

and ousted GBPA chairman

Hannes Babak were involved —

with the Fleming bid.

This has was vehemently
denied Geoffrey Richards, a
director of Fleming Family &
Partners, who told The Tribune
on September 12, 2007, that nei-
ther man was involved with the
Fleming acquisition, nor did
they have a financial stake in
the project. /

Yet Mr Smith said yesterday:

“We are committed to the’

future of Freeport, but we can-
not understand how the trustees
of Sir Jack’s shares would per-
mit and enter into an agreement
with the Fleming Group, when
there is an offer on the table to
Sir Jack and his group by
Hutchison Whampoa for $125
million. Why sell for $25 mil-
lion less than offered by Hutchi-
son? It just doesn’t make any
sense.”

Court documents have
alleged that Fleming, the asset
management and private invest-

ment house, has reached an
agreement in principle to
acquire from Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s family trusts for $100
million their in IDC, which

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

Group Ltd affiliate.

While Fleming may have
agreed a purchase in principle,
the trustees of the Hayward
family trusts said in court-filed
affidavits that the institution
had merely “expressed an inter-
est” in purchasing their GBPA
stake.

It has been suggested that the
St George estate is hoping that,
with Sir Jack having ‘set his
price’ through allegedly agree-
ing to Fleming’s $100 million
offer, the Supreme Court will
order that he instead be com-
pelled to sell to them.

And the Hutchison Wham-
poa offer also faces some obsta-
cles. Having invested some $1
billion in equity into Freeport,
the company holds a 50 per cent
interest in the Grand Bahama
Development Company (Dev-
co), and Freeport Harbour
Company (the holding entity
for the Grand Bahama Inter-
national Airport Company and
the Sea/Air Business Centre.

It also has majority owner-
ship of the Freeport Container
Port, and owns 100 per cent the
Our Lucaya Resort and Silver
Point upscale condominium

Hutchison Whampoa’s posi-
tion as the joint owner of
Freeport’s productive assets
would make it seem like a nat-
ural purchaser of the GBPA. It
is also understood to be dan-
gling in front of the Govern-
ment the carrot that, if its bid
was successful, it would activate
Clause 4 (2) in the 1960 amend-
ment to the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement, which allows for
the GBPA’s quasi-governmen-
tal, regulatory, licensing and
governance powers to be
devolved to an undefined ‘Local
Authority’, with backing from
80 per cent of GBPA licensees.

This would in effect leave
Hutchison with ownership of
Freeport’s productive assets, but
divest itself of all regulatory
functions. However, it is unclear
how a ‘devolved’ GBPA would

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function, who would run it, who ;
would sit on its Board, and how
it would be made financially
self-sustainable.

Apart from Freeport becom-
ing a ‘one company’ town if its
bid ultimately succeeded, anoth-
er issue if Hutchison Whampoa
was ultimately successful would -
be the US reaction. Washing-
ton is already understood to be -

extremely nervous over the ‘.’-’- |

existing Chinese ownership and
presence on Grand Bahama.
Fleming has been far more
transparent with its plans for
the GBPA if it succeeds, Rod-
die Fleming, its principal
investor, telling The Tribune
that it would target financial

services, medical services and | _

the latter’s links to education
and research as industries to
drive Freeport’s future.

NOTICE

= 1 owns the GBPA and its Port

The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited
hereby notifies all of its Shareholders
that the Bank’s actual net profit, based
on unaudited results for the fourth
uarter ended 31st October, 2007 was
6,917,075. As a result, a dividend of
thirteen cents (0.13 cents) per Ordinary
Share will be paid on 8th December,

2007 to all shareholders of record as at
11th December, 2007.

Please be further advised that as a
result of net income of $22,110,928
during fiscal 2007 and the sound
financial position of the company, a
special dividend of five cents (0.05
cents) per Ordinary Share will also be
paid on 18th December, 2007 to all
shareholders of record as_ at
11th December, 2007. |

The Bank’s total asset were $712,402,488
for the quarter ended 31st Octob@g2007.

KEVA L. BAIN
CORPORATE SECRETARY

Dated 4th December, 2007



CLIENT ACCOUNTANT

Trust & Corporate Services

A reputable financial institation headquartered in Bermuda, with offices in
The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta,
Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Butterfield Bank offers a wide range of
services to local and international clients.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a results oriented self starter with
a record of professional achievements to join a dynamic Trust & Corporate
Services team. The successful candidate will report directly to the Supervisor,
Client Accounting.

Core Responsibilities

* — Reconciliation of Bank/Broker Accounts
* — Preparation of Client Financial Statements
¢ Liaising with External Auditors and Clients as necessary

Extensive experience with all aspects of trust administration

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related discipline from a well
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3-5 years progressive Accounting experience in the Financial
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Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.

Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and
customer service skills. :

Closing Date: December 7, 2007

Contact

Human Resources

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P.O. Box N-3242

Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: (242) 393 3772

E-mail: recruitment@butterfieldbank.bs

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development.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ORCHIDS AND ROSES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
30th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ELECTRA STARS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
30th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

TEACHING
VACANCIES

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified Teachers for positions
available at St. John’s College, St. Anne’s School
and Bishop Michael Eldon School in Freeport.

Primary
Computer/Primary
Spanish
English

Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor of Master
Degrees from an accredited University or College
and Teaching Certificate need apply.

For further details and application form, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority
on Sands Road at telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed application
forms with copies of required documents must be
sent by Friday, December 14th, 2007 to the
Anglican Education Department addressed to:-

The Director of Education -
Anglican Central Education Authority
P. O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas



NOTICE is hereby given that ELOTES LEJUSTE of
SOLDIER RD., 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 27TH day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERNESTO GONGORA of
SEA BEACH ESTATES, P.O. BOX CB-11533, 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 4TH day of
December, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PHILLIP A. NATHAN of
SUNSET PARK, CARMICHAEL RD., P.O. BOX CR-56778,
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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EDOUARD AUGUST of
MALCOM ALLOTMENT, P.O. BOX SS-6360, 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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KATHIA GEDEON of PINE
BARREN ROAD OFF PRINCE CHARLES DR., 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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.









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@ By ADRIAN SAINZ
AP Business Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Lennar Cor-
poration has sold land in eight

continues to pare down inven-
tory in the face of the housing
crisis.

While analysts noted the deal

“* would result in future charges

- for the Miami-based builder,

investors were heartened by the
sale, sending Lennar’s stock up
more than five per cent to
$16.74 Monday.

Lennar said late Friday it
formed a land investment ven-

,, ture with Morgan Stanley Real
_. Estate to acquire, develop, man-



age and sell residential real
estate, with Lennar selling prop-
erties valued at $1.3 billion to
the venture for $525 million.
The acquired properties
include about 11,000 homesites

growing and ambitious strate-
gy of becoming a “near assetless
homebuilder” that builds homes
and controls land, but does not
own it, Wachovia Capital Mar-

““Such business models tend
to post higher returns on capital,
inventory turns and free cash
flow relative to peers,” the
report said.

In the near term, however,
the bold strategy comes in “a
far second to market conditions
in housing that continue to with-
er,” such.as low margins, bloat-
ed inventories and falling prices,
he wrote.

Lennar will book a loss of
about $3.09 per share from the
land sale in the fourth quarter
and its net book inventory value
would decline about 20 per cent,
Reichardt wrote.

Wachovia lowered its fourth-

ed its biggest quarterly loss in
the company’s 53-year history,
as tough times in the national
housing market led to drops in
sales prices and home deliveries,

Lennar will hold a 20 per cent
ownership stake and SO per cent
voting rights in the new ven-
ture, manage its operations and
receive fees for its services.
Lennar also signed option
agreements and rights of first
offer giving it the opportunity to
purchase certain finished home-
sites at current market values
from the investment venture.

Options

Rehaut pointed to both the
options and the possibility of
receiving “disproportionate”
share of the venture’s distribu-
tions should it surpass its finan-
cial targets as positives for









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.*.*.* dollar, giving the homebuilder a cut its work force by 35 per cent
$525 million influx in cash as it Models this year. ursday | 6:00am-12:00m/n} 6:00am-12:00m/n_| 6:00am-9:00p

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Friday, December 14th, 2007 - 12 noon
Monday, December 24th, 2007 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 - CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 - CLOSED
Monday, December 31st, 2007 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008- CLOSED _

in 32 communities nationally, quarter eatnings per share esti- —- Lennar. We apologize for any |
._._. consisting of raw landand both mate for Lennar to a_loss of “The combined expertise and inconvenience caused and
; partially and fully developed $4.15, compared to its previous resources provided by the take this opportunity to
; homesites in California, Col- estimates of a loss of $1.01. | Lennar/Morgan Stanley team thank Dee

orado, Florida, Illinois, Mary- | Wachovia also adjusted its full- will allow us to maximize the ank you for your

land, Massachusetts, Nevada year 2007 earnings per share _ value of this portfolio and pro- patronage during 2007 and

and New Jersey. estimate from a loss of $5.37 to vide a footprint to capitalize on we look forward to your

e a loss of $8.50. inefficiencies in today’s resi- continued patronage in
se Acquired JP Morgan research analyst dential real estate matket,” said 2008. ’

he

As of September 30, the
acquired properties had a book
value of about $1.3 billion for
Lennar, one of the nation’s
largest home builders. Lennar
has said it was working to con-
vert land and new home inven-
tory into cash.

- The deal generates immedi-
ate cash for Lennar and is a
continuation of the company’s

Michael Rehaut wrote that the
$775 million loss on the deal as
a “net negative” for Lennar and
the homebuilding industry
because it points to more
impairment charges on assets
such as land into 2008.

“We believe the loss on the
sale is a major negative, as it
shows charges are far from
over,” Rehaut wrote. ;

In September, Lennar report-

Stuart Miller, president and
chief executive of Lennar. “This
transaction provides us with
increased liquidity and flexibil-
ity at an opportune time.”
Citigroup Global Markets
Realty Corp. acted as sole lead
arranger for the acquisition
financing to the investment ven-
ture. Morgan Stanley acted as

financial adviser to Morgan: |

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FROM page 1

“Right now, we can’t sign a sup-
plemental agreement because
for all intents and purposes,
there is no industrial agreement.

“It only becomes an industri-

‘

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Extra agreement's —
filing splits Morton ©

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MAEM Salt andits union -

al agreement when it is regis- . .°-

tered by both parties. Then we :--*-7

start negotiations on a supple-

as

mental agreement. Otherwise, :.°.°°
you're re-opening negotiations.”- |

On the work week reduction,’.*.°-'
Mr Ferguson added: “I don’t.’.*.°-
think the union is opposed to: :-

that. The union has taken the ~~

position that a three-day work

week reduction is reasonable, ~~”

and will go that route from Jan-

_uary to March.

“It’s practical to do so, and
it’s in the best interests of the -
union, the company and the

worker to do so. I am certain’:
that if the company is reason- °°)

able, the union will be reason-

able, because in this case the ,-.-.-

union has agreed with the com- - | -

pany without a supplemental °
agreement.”

Glenn Bannister, Morton
Salt’s managing director,

declined to comment when con- _- : ° ; :

tacted by The Tribune.

.
.
>

However, a source close to

the company confirmed that
Morton Salt had been in talks
with the union over the last two
weeks, and repeated an offer

made in negotiations over the "~~

July 11 agreement - but never
taken up - of a three-day work
week in lieu of lay-offs to cope

with the reduced salt harvest .'..-

caused by excessive rainfall.
However, the company’s
position is that the supplemen-
tal agreement must be signed
and negotiated before the July
11 agreement is filed with the ©
Industrial Tribunal, as it “has a
situation now that has to be

: The company, the source
said, wants “a supplemental
agreement attached to the exist-

ing agreement dealing with lay- | ---

offs and redundancies”.

Mr Ferguson previously said ;* : . :

the union objected to the “irrev-
ocable” nature of the supple-
mental agreement that Morton
Salt was seeking, as this meant
that the clause related to lay-
offs would be set in stone, and
could not be changed during
negotiations on future industri-
al agreements.

Yet the source said this was
not correct, and Morton Salt |
was merely seeking something |
in writing so that neither_party

could renege on or sue the oth- | -|-: :

er over.
The issue of lay-offs - tempo-

rary or otherwise - is a ‘hot’ one .-

at Morton Salt currently, given
that the unusually heavy rainfall
experienced by Inagua this year,
even prior to Tropical Storm -
Noel, had melted the salt cake °
in the company’s pans and left it
looking at running out of salt

_ to harvest by the end of this

month.
Morton Salt’s 2007 produc-

tion is likely to be just 500,000 -:-2-2

tonnes, some 40 per cent of the * a > "3

normal 1.2 million tonnes, “a
tremendous loss”.

The Tribune previously ...°..
reported that as a result of the *.*.*-°
five to six inches of rain that fell | -.-

in August, instead of seeing a

one-inch salt growth, which tele!

would have translated into -
300,000 tonnes for harvesting,
Morton Salt saw growth of only
1/5 of an inch,

Only 60,000 tonnes was
grown and harvested in August,
a shortfall of 240,000 tonnes.

Inagua’s economy is heavily
dependent on Morton Salt,
which employs 60 per cent of
its workforce.

Morton Salt’s line staff num- +: >:

bers around 105, of which the ">">"

union represents 85. The com-
pany also employs 26 manager-

ial staff, making its total work- - -.*.*

force complement 130-strong.

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nightclub employees

@ By KARIN HERIG
and NATARIO McKenzie
Tribune Staff Reporters
kherig@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was shot dead in the
early hours of yesterday during
a gun fight at a New Providence
nightclub.

The victim, 28-year-old Dave
Smith, described by police as a

rasta-type man”, was shot in the
chest after he attacked employees
of the Johnson Lounge nightclub
on Carmichael Road.

According to police reports,
Smith was attempting to gain
entrance to the club at around
lam yesterday.

























When he was denied entry by
the club’s employees, he report-
edly pulled out a firearm and
started firing shots.

A security guard at the
entrance of the Johnson Lounge
in turn produced a shot gun and
returned fire.

Mr Smith was hit in his chest
and fled the club.

He then stumbled into an area
of bushes across the road from
the Johnson Lounge where he
collapsed and died.

He was found there a short
time afterwards.

Emergency medical personnel

SEE page six

ET TRAE ig
TS aT ey EL

TT MTC
hook’ to secure
investments

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




WITH more than $20 billion
of foreign investments reportedly
“in the pipeline” before the for-
mer administration left office they
spent approximately $1 million
shortly before the May 2007 gen-
eral elections for the publication
of a “promotional book” to

secure investments in the country,

SEE page six

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PRIME MINISTER
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yesterday in the House

| | of Assembly.

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







THE former administra-
tion was accused of a lapse
in judgment when it appar-
ently extended more than
$170 million outside of the
nation’s budget during the
2006/2007 fiscal year.
During a heated morning
session in the House of
Assembly for the supple-
mentary appropriations bill
yesterday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham _provid-
ed Parliament with a list of
public departments that
exceeded the monetary lim-
it established by Parliament
in the 2006/2007 fiscal year.
The prime minister not-
ed that $78 million had been
granted by Parliament for
the Department of Public





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year and the former gov-
ernment increased that fig-
ure to $88 million; the
Department of Legal
Affairs was allocated $10.7
million, which was increased
to $13.2 million; the Office
of the Prime Minister, $22.9
million increased to $23.7
million; Ministry of Finance,
$33.8 million increased to
$41.1 million; College of the
Bahamas, $19.9 million

SEE page six
















Lawsuit is
reportedly in
works in NIB»
controversy —

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A LAWSUIT is reportedly in :
the works for attorney Dr Prince :
Bonamy and a manager at FIN- }
CO as the controversy over the }
apparent shake up at the National :

Insurance Board continues.

Yesterday, Ambrose Gibson vis-
ited The Tribune to object to what }
he claimed was the demonization

of his fiancée, Patricia Simmons.

He promised that as soon as an }
explanation is given as to why his }
fiancée was sent home on suspen- :
sion for 21 days, he will be filing a :
lawsuit against the relevant per- ;
sons who provided information to }

NIB’s audit department.

Ms Simmons is the woman in }

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Call for a
‘revamp’ of
Ministry's
Freeport HQ

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

POLITICAL tribalism and
“familiar” relationships between
employees are causing major prob-
lems at the Freeport headquarters

of the Ministry of Education, Youth, :

Sports and Culture, it was alleged

yesterday, as a call went out for a

“revamp” of the institution.
Furthermore, according to sev-

eral employees at the office, sys- :
: nett initially questioned the neces-
: sity of the testimony of these offi-
: cials when the PLP election court
: petition pertains to the ordinary
: residence of Pinewood voters for
: at least six months betore the elec-
: tion.

he later admitted that human }

tematic wastage of public money
and a lack of accountability is rife,
bolstered by close personal affilia-
tions. :

Yesterday, Minister of Education
Carl Bethel initially said he was
unaware of such claims. However,

SEE page six



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MARY

Harl Taylor’s
_ body discovered
_ by young off-duty
police officer

: A YOUNG off-duty police officer
i was the person who discovered Har]
: Taylor’s body at Mountbatten
: House during a visit to the residence,
i The Tribune has confirmed.

? Mr Taylor was found on Sunday,
: November 19th, after being stabbed
: several times about the body. Police
: reported that they arrived on the
: Scene at about 9am after “receiving
; information.” However, the source
: of this information was not disclosed
: at the time.

: The Tribune recently received
: confirmation from a source indicat-
? ing that the young off-duty officer
: alerted authorities.

i Chief Supt Glenn Miller con-
; firmed that it was in fact the officer
: who had discovered the body. Mr
? Miller said “that is not clear at this
? point” whether he was a friend of
: Mr Taylor's.

: “He told us about the body, so he
: assisted us at this point. But at this
: point, there is no evidence — nothing
? — to suggest that he is a suspect,”
: said Mr Miller. “Of course this mat-
: ter is not closed. It is pretty much
: active, and anybody at any time can
? become a suspect in this.”

: Currently, Mr Miller said that
? there are no suspects in custody.

SEE page six

Election court
_ debate over need
for parliamentary
registration
officials to testify

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

: THE PLP did not complete its
: election court case yesterday as
? expected, with a debate emerging
at the close of the session as to
: the need for officials from the par-
: liamentary registration department
: to testify in the wake of claims of
: corruption.

: Parliamentary Registrar Errol
: ‘Bethel and several returning offi-
: cers from his office were present at

? court throughout the day, but were
: not called to the witness stand.

FNM lead counsel Michael Bar-

However, Philip “Brave? Davis

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And their parents have begged anyone with infor-
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weekend.

The girls, ages one and a half and five years, are very
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@ By JOHN MARQUIS

DESIGNER Har! Taylor
looks like becoming a trend-set-
ter in death, just as he was in
life.

Mortician Ted Sweeting, who
decided to “think outside the
box” for last week’s controver-
sial sit-up style viewing on the
eve of Mr Taylor’s funeral, said
the idea is likely to catch on in
Nassau.

’ “People were very pleased
with it,” said Mr Sweeting, who
has been an undertaker for 40
years. “This kind of presenta-
tion helps mourners to come to
terms with their grief much bet-
ter. Even the children find it
easier to deal with: It was as
though Harl himself was join-
ing in his own wake.”

At first, readers were filled
with revulsion when a picture
of the dead Mr Taylor appeared
on The Tribune’s front page.

Trend

But Mr Sweeting says the “sit
up” trend, which requires spe-
cial embalming techniques,
looks certain to become part of
Nassau’s way of life — or death,
to be absolutely accurate.

“There are many settings for
this kind of thing,” he told The
Tribune yesterday, “We can
have boardroom scenes, or
Rolls Royces — even politicians

* sitting in the House of Assem-

bly with their legs crossed.

“I feel very good about it:

because it has never been done
here in the Bahamas before. I
made history.

“Now it’s arousing so much
interest that the man who

taught me this business is asking -

me to go over to Miami to
show him how it’s done.”
More than 3,000 Bahamians
trekked through Mr Sweeting’s
funeral home in Blue Hill Road



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on Friday after The Tribune's
front-page picture appeared.

Many went prepared to be
shocked. But some found Mr
Taylor’s unusual pose — sitting
in his suit and turtle-necked
sweater behind a table sur-
rounded by his signature hand-
bags — oddly reassuring.

Mr Sweeting said: “This kind
of thing is commonplace among
Afro-Americans in the north-
ern cities of the United States.

“It means people don’t grieve
so much because they are not
seeing their loved one lying
down in a casket.

“Also, children are able to
come to terms with it much bet-
ter. We have to get away from
the casket idea. It doesn’t cost
any more to do it this way, and
I think it will definitely catch
on.”

Mr Sweeting said he suggest-
ed the idea to Harl Taylor’s
mother, Beverly, because of the
deceased’s trend-setting
lifestyle.

“T had been waiting for some
time to try it, but Harl was just
the person because he was so
different, a trend-setter in his
own right.



RISTORANTE

“In my opinion, this was a
stylish way for him to go out.
Everywhere you go they are still
talking about it. You have to
dare to be different.”

Mr Sweeting is now suggest-
ing that sportsmen be displayed
in their football or baseball gear
— and that politicians, even for-
mer prime ministers, be taken
out of their caskets and put on
view in their natural setting, the
houses of parliament.

“I can sit a politician up in
the House of Assembly with his
legs crossed.

“Bahamians are now show-
ing an interest in doing things a
different way.”

Harl Taylor’s viewing was not
the first of Mr Sweeting’s ideas
to cause controversy.

A few years ago, he displayed
the late senator and trade union

. leader Cadwell Armbrister on a

catafalque in church after cof-
fin-makers failed to meet their
deadline. ;

Mourners were amazed to see
Mr Armbrister stretched out in
his Sunday best right next to
the altar at Christ the King
Church.

For Harl Taylor, however, he
went one step further, showing
what one visitor described as
“morbid creativity” in featur-
ing the late designer sitting up in
a floral setting, with his Cacique
Award standing alongside.

Mr Taylor was found mur-
dered at his Mountbatten
House home in West Hill Street
two weeks ago with multiple
stab wounds.

Police are still hunting his
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Pair arraigned on attempted murder charges

TWO men were arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday on triple attempt-

ed murder charges.

Court dockets allege that Raymond
Bradley Sands, 29, and Tommy Ricardo
Sands, 26, both of Golden Isle Road, on
Friday, November 30, attempted to mur-

der three people.It is alleged that on
November 30 the two men attempted to
murder Philano Williams, Patrick
Delancey and Fred Ramsey.

The two men, who were arraigned
before Magistrate Guillimena Archer at
court 10 in Nassau Street, were not

required to enter a plea to the charges.
They were remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison and will return to court on
Wednesday for a bail hearing.
The case has been adjourned to Feb-
ruary 25, 2008.






TRAFFIC DIVISION OFFICER SENDS WARNING

’. I By NATARIO McKENZIE

TRAFFIC officials on
Grand Bahama are once
again urging motorists to dri-
ve with extreme caution as
the island recorded three traf-
fic fatalities in as many days.

Assistant Superintendent

OF Police Clarence Reckley,

‘officer in charge of the Traffic
Division in Grand Bahama,
spoke with the Tribune about
the matter yesterday.
According to ASP Reckley,

Grand Bahama’s ninth traf- ”

fic fatality occurred on Pinta
Avenue in area of Rum Cay
Drive around 4.40am on Sat-
urday, December 1.

ASP Reckley said that
Donwell Basden, 53, of Santa
Maria Drive lost control of

Motorists urged to drive
with extreme caution

his taxi, a silver 2003 Mit-
subishi 3000 bus, ran off the
road and crashed into a large
tree.

The front of the vehicle
was severely damaged and
Basden sustained multiple
severe injuries.

He was transported to the
Rand Memorial Hospital
where he died of his injuries.

Then, sometime around
6.25pm on Sunday, another
traffic accident occurred at
the intersection of Pioneers
Way and Newton Crescent
involving a blue 2001 Polo

Classic registered to Holiday
Auto, driven by Alice
McGregor, 42, of Coral Gar-
dens and a black and red 2005
Yamaha motorcycle, driven
by Kevin Henfield of Abaco
Drive, Hawksbill.

Both vehicles were exten-
sively damaged during the
accident.

Henfield sustained multi-
ple injuries and was trans-
ported to the Rand Memori-
al Hospital where he died at
8.55pm.

The third traffic fatality
came as a result of an acci-

Grand Bahama reeling
“from three road deaths

dent that occurred around
1.30am on Monday.

According to ASP Reckley,
the accident took place on
Queens Highway and
Bahama Beach in the west-
ern district of Grand Bahama.
It involved a gray 1997 Buick
Park Avenue driven by Juvin
Sawyer, 21, of Woodes
Rogers Drive.

The car crashed into bush-
es and overturned several
times.

The vehicle was extensive-
ly damaged and the passen-
gers, Jermaine Major, 28,
Eugene McPhee, 21, and Jean
Anderson, 32, all sustained
injuries.

They were taken to the
Rand Memorial Hospital
where Jermaine Major died
as a result of his injuries.

Café Johnny owners consider legal
action against Baha Mar developers

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



THE owners of Café Johnny Canoe are
exploring the possibility of taking legal
action against the Baha Mar developers

’-’-after it was discovered that the popular

restaurant will have no place at any of the
Cable Beach Resorts as long as the rede-
velopment of the strip is underway.

_ Café Johnny restaurant will close its
doors on January 27 as the Nassau Beach
Hotel prepares to shut down as part of the
$2.4 billion redevelopment of the Cable
Beach area.

So far no alternative site for the restau-
rant has been identified and all 65 employ-
ees are expected to be given severance
packages and to be let go by early next
year.

Speaking yesterday with The Tribune,
Harry Pikramenos — who owns Café John-

-. ny Canoe together with his brother Mike —

said that he is “totally disgusted” with the
manner in which Baha Mar is forcing the
closure of the restaurant after 15 years.
Robert Sands, senior vice president for
administration and external affairs of Baha
Mar, said yesterday that it was established
early on during negotiations with the Café
Johnny Canoe owners that there was no
location within the Cable Beach Resorts
which could serve as an interim site for the



“After 15 years of
successful business
this is how we are
bieng treated by ©
these people. It’s
unbelievable.”



Harry Pikramenos

restaurant. Mr Sands said that the devel-
opment group has been in constant com-
munication with all of the hotels’ conces-
sionaires over the past 18 months and has
updated them on Baha Mar’s plans on a
monthly basis.

He explained that Baha Mar has provid-
ed more than adequate notice of the
impending closure of the Nassau Beach
Hotel to all its tenants, including Café John-
ny Canoe.

However, Mr Pikramenos said that no
such monthly communication took place,
and that up until two days before the clo-
sure announcement was made, he was told



Grievous harm allegation

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allegation.

Kelly, who appeared before Magistrate Helen Jones, plead-
ed not guilty to the charge of causing grievous harm to secu-
rity officer Regina Hamilton Kelly at the Government Build-

ing Complex on November 17.

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that the restaurant might be allowed to stay
open until possibly April or May of next
year.

Mr Pikramenos also said he had been
assured by the developers that they were
looking into providing Café Johnny Canoe
with an interim site while the Cable Beach
resorts are being redeveloped.

“We were actually looking at other sites,
but stopped because we were assured a
place on Cable Beach,” he said.

The Café Johnny Canoe co-owner said
that he and his brother currently hold a
lease for the property which is good until
October of 2008 — a lease, which he said,
they were urged by the Baha Mar develop-
ers to sign.

“After 15 years of successful business,
this is how we are being treated by these
people. It’s unbelievable,” Mr Pikramenos
said.

Mr Sands said yesterday that when the
redevelopment of the Nassau Beach prop-
erty is completed in about three and a half
to four years, Café Johnny Canoe, along
with any other “truly professional and
authentically Bahamian” food and bever-
ages service are welcome to reapply for a
site within the Cable Beach Resorts.

The Nassau Beach Hotel has stopped
taking bookings beyond January 3, 2008
and the hotel is expected to close on Janu-
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be held on December 7 and 8

THE Adelaide Village Youth Association has announced that
the village’s second annual Music and Heritage Festival will be held
on December 7 and 8 in honour of the late Ernest “Lasidoh” Stubbs.

The festival began with an official opening ceremony at the Yah-
weh Youth Centre in Adelaide Gardens on Sunday.

Highlights of the two-day festival include a “Youth Explosion” ral-
ly scheduled for Friday between the hours of 5pm and midnight.
The theme of the rally will be: “We need more love! More peace!
More unity!”

The association said the performers for the rally will include, but will
not be limited to Christian Massive, Landlord, Mr Lynx, DJ Coun-
sellor and the Kingdom Dub Crew, Prophet Lawrence Rolle, Shaback
and Harmonious Praise.

On Saturday between noon and midnight, the festival will feature
the following top Bahamian recording and performing artists: Ron-
nie Butler, Sparkles, Elon Moxey, Geno D, Funky D, the Lasidoh
Boys, Ira Storr and the Spank Band.

DVD celebrates Bahamian poetry

A NEW DVD has been released that celebrates Bahamian poet-
ry and highlights the works of two well known poets.

The production is the third in a series of “Off Air TV” DVDs
launched in April by Frank Penn to draw attention to a number of
Bahamian issues.

The Bahamian Poetry DVD features original works by Etienne
L Farquharson of Grand Bahama and Sly Roker of Nassau. There
are a total of five segments in each of the three DVDs. Mr Penn said
that he plans to produce nine more DVDs, one every three months.

According to Mr Penn, the first DVD, a study of proposals for
the creation of a National Youth Service, “was inspired by recent
events involving the embarrassing and rude behaviour of some of
our school children and the confused and seemingly helpless
response by many in authority, including parents.”

He said the research covered the period from 1954 to a proposed
bill on the issue in 1988 and much of what transpired after. It asks
the question “has the time come for a National Youth Service?”

He said that anyone who wants more information about the
series can email: gbirecording@hotmail.com.








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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



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Society to blame for its own corruption

WHILE POLITICIANS seek ways to con-
trol crime by legislation, and the police by try-
ing to bring offenders to justice, the rest of the
community wonders why so many young
Bahamians have lost their moral compass.

As each group points accusing fingers at the
other, they must all share the blame. In short
what we suffer today is the result of our own
compromised society.

“Persons who commit criminal offences,”
said Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall in a talk to the

Chamber of Commerce, “are the products of

families and the communities which form them.
As you drive the streets of New Providence
during the morning and afternoon ‘school run’,
observe how many children — from kinder-
garten up through when they themselves reach
an age to wreak their own havoc on the roads
— are being taught the lesson by their own
driving parents that rules do not matter. As
you visit the supermarkets observe how many
children are taught to steal by their parents

‘grazing’ in the produce or snack section and not

paying the cashier. When you next present
yourself at a port of entry, notice the number of
returning residents, children in tow, teaching
their children how to be deceitful in declaring
their foreign purchases to the customs officer.”

Referring to the contamination throughout
the civil service, he said that “despite training
and orientation programmes that we have in
place, the system is infected by a culture com-
mon throughout the civil service of which the
support staff of the Judiciary is a part.

“It is a culture,” he said, “which sees nothing
inherently objectionable about accepting gifts
from members of the public with whom they
deal. One might be tempted to assert that this
ought not to be considered a problem because
we live in a free market economy where, as
consumers of a wide range of services from
shop assistants to restaurant servers, we are
permitted (in some cases expected) to show
our appreciation for good service in some tan-
gible manner beyond a ‘thank you.’ Why is the
clerk at the business licensing bureau who is
extraordinarily courteous and helpful any dif-
ferent from the shop assistant in the leather
store who gives similar service? Of course, the
short answer is that, in the former case, the
business licensing clerk is paid a salary for her
work even if no applicants come in for the
week while the shop assistant probably works
on commission and, in any event is required to
encourage customers for her employer’s busi-
ness.”

Sir Burton said that the hazard is that “for
the person on the public payroll, a favour or a
gift as innocuous as lunch money creates a rela-
tionship which places the donor at an advantage
over any other person similarly placed who is

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are the citizen taxpayers who cannot afford to
grant such favours and, when a practice of
accepting such favours becomes established,
the ‘market force’ of supply and demand pro-
duce the result that the greater the means of the
applicant for state services to conter favours, the
greater access to such services he procures to
the disadvantage of others in the society.

“That this culture seems endemic across the
civil service is disturbing,” said Sir Burton.
“When the agency involved is one responsible
for regulatory matters, say, health and safety it
becomes menacing. When the civil servants
who follow this pattern are on the staff of the
Judiciary it becomes corrosive.”

Society is to blame for corrupting the civil
service. We remember the days when it was
more than one dare do to give a gift — even at
Christmas time + to a police officer. “Thank
you” was the most that any civil servant could
expect for his/her service. But gradually the
corrosion set in.

We shall never forget more than 50 years
ago, a brash, smart aleck young businessman
who boasted that “every man has his price.”” He
certainly was not above paying that price to
get whatever he wanted from the various gov-
ernment agencies.

In the seventies it became a major problem
for The Tribune when statf had to be disci-
plined for taking a “gift”, which was no more
than a bribe to get a story in the paper. Many
years ago a staff member lost her job when she
was the only one of several reporters who
refused to return the “bribe” money to the
donor. From time to time we have had difficulty
explaining to well meaning persons that it
demeans the honour of our profession to accept
favours.

We recall several years ago when we worked
very hard to get an old widow her son’s insur-
ance after he had been accidentally killed while
on the job at one of government’s utility com-
panies. Her son was her sole support.

One day she came to our office. She had
been paid her son’s pension and his accident
insurance. She was clutching a brown paper
bag, which she pushed across our desk. This was
our “share”, she explained for all the hours we
had put into her case.

She couldn’t understand when we explained
that what we did was our duty for which we
were never paid.

She was incredulous. She said this was the
first time she had asked, but did not have to pay
for a favour. She left our office, tears streaming
down her cheeks, calling God’s blessing on The
Tribune.



Why we need a
compulsory
arenting
programme

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE nation, through the
accelerated rate of single par-
enthood, is birthing a potential
crop of future (violent) crimi-
nals. One generation (40 years)
ago, Bahamians lived in an essen-
tially crime free, tranquil
Bahamas; but today we live in a
magnitude war zone. How did
we get here?

For one thing, we have aban-
doned the Bible’s advice on how
children should be reared and
we have deserted the old “land-
marks” passed on down to us by
our forebears. | know young
Bahamians will now say “we are
tired of hearing these old wives
tales,” but these tales must be
told again and again until the
message sinks in — we who are 40
years old and over remember

_ Well the value of having been

born and raised in homes where
there was ‘a mother and father”;
where father was a role model
for his sons and mother a role
model for her daughters; where
fathers made sure that there was
a roof over our heads and food
on our tables; where, what father
said was “gospel” and where no
child dare challenge him.

We remember the times of
having little, and hardly ever
remember a time when we had
more than enough. Those were
the days on the family islands
when there was no electricity; no
piped running water in the house;
no closets full of shoes and
clothes, as a matter of fact there
were no closets. No beds to sleep
in and no sheets and blankets to
cover with; those were the times
when coconut sacks and robin
hood flour bags were cherished
commodities; when children had
strict order in their lives — school;
chores and church — when “train
up a child in the way he should
go” had real meaning; when
“children obey your parents” was

never an option and when, “if

you spare the rod, you will spoil
your child” was taken very seri-
ously by both mom and dad. I
am reminiscing about the times
when even if an unmarried, old
adult woman had a child out of
wedlock, she.would become an
outcast; not only viewed as such
by her family, but also by the
entire community.

In today’s Bahamas, in con-
trast, we have a totally different
picture and I am fully convinced
that these changes, for the worse

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in my view, account for the very
high degree of lawlessness that
permeates our entire country.
There is no more shame attached
to unmarried girls having babies;
as a matter of fact it seems quite
the opposite, if one girl has a
child and her triend doesn’t, it’s
like having a competition to see
who can have the first baby and
the rest follows. The conse-
quences are never a considera-
tion. “Fourteen years old, still in
school, don’t really know who
the father is or how the child will
be cared for,” means very little.

My parents are not necessari-
ly unique, but they are indeed a
good example and a good testi-
mony to the high standard of
morality of the times, I spoke of
above.

They were married when dad
was 20 years old and my mother
was 13 years old. They remained
married and together, now, for
70 years. They raised 13 children
and all my 64 years I have never,
even, heard my dad speak harsh-
ly to my mom. He is now going
on 90 years of age and mom is a
very young 83, they both seem to
be in fairly good health and very
happy with each other. I salute

and thank them both for the way
they raised us.

I submit that the evidence is
indisputable that children born
and raised in homes where there
is a father and a mother; where
high moral standards are prac-
tised; where they are provided
and well cared for — grow up to
be good citizens. Conversely,
where this atmosphere does not
exist, children seem to grow up
with “chips” on their shoulders
and become problematic in our
society; they, quite frankly, turn
out to become criminals. It is my
view, hence, that this accounts
very vividly for the violent soci-
ety in which we live.

The cure? Go back to the old
‘Jandmarks” and start over from
scratch. We don’t need any more
studies to be done. Our focus,
now, should be on implement-
ing a comprehensive, compulso-
ry, parenting programme for all
single parents and pregnant
women in the country. This in
an effort to minimise the number
of children falling through the
cracks and to try and save them
from an almost certain life of
crime.

The logistics can be worked

“out if we have the will to make

these “tough love” decisions.

FORRESTER
J-CARROLL
Freeport,
November 22, 2007.

No to child labour. Yes
to a better education

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ONE of the local TV Stations News aired the question of the use
of child labour and seriously owing to many reasons over and
above the moral and ethical reasons child labour should not be per-

mitted, period.

The average child will leave school at 16 years — our Labour laws
should not permit any person under 16-years to work for pay-
ment, be it minimum wage or for tips or commission.

Example foodstore packing girls and boys. I was very supportive
of the changes to the law which established that no child under 14
years could work in this capacity. However, I re-examine this and
firmly support that this must be increased to 16 years and on con-

dition the person is out of school.

The average grade levels are so low our children do not need this
distraction of rushing off after school to the food stores where
they provide the food stores with what is essentially free labour. The
children need to concentrate on education.

Last week I was in the US and visited Wal-Mart, the largest
retailer in the world; their cashiers packed the grocery and other
merchandise | purchased very efficiently, why can’t ours?

The current law stops a child working after 8pm however many
mums and guardians leave their children in the stores much after
8pm as they are busy with their private life - my eyes don’t lie. I see
the packing girls and boys working after 8pm and, of course, on Sun-
days, when the full-time employees are paid double time the chil-
dren only collect what the customers give them although they will
work till 5pm at absolutely no cost to the food store!

Hoping Minister Dion Foulkes will immediately put in place
this proposal which will further ensure that our children have a bet-
ter chance at education rather than worrying about some material
thing — the root cause I suspect to all these conflict murders.

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Demonstration at Gran

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT — The Bahamas
Industrial Engineers, Managers,
and Supervisory Union and the
Commonwealth Electrical
Workers Union carried out its
seventh demonstration on Fri-
day at the Grand Bahama Pow-
er Company.
BIEMSU president Pedro

Keith Knowles said both unions
will continue to press on in sol-
idarity for a buy-out settlement
for workers at the Power Com-
pany.

“We are not pleased with the
way negotiations are being
dragged out by management -
we should have been completed
by now,” said Mr Edwards.

The company and the union
were brought back to the table
after several weeks of demon-
strations to work out their
issues. A new labour contract

and a buy-out settlement are
two of the main issues to be set-
tled between the parties.

CEWU and BIEMSU repre-
sent more than 100 workers.
The unions resumed demon-
strations last week after union
officials felt that no significant
progress was being made during
the re-negotiation process with
management for the past three
weeks.

Mr Edwards claims that man-
agement is now carrying out
redundancies to pressure the

union into signing an industrial
agreement.

“We canrot sign agreements
that are incomplete - the com-
pany wasted a whole lot of
time...not dealing with the rel-
evant issues that are on the
table,” he said.

He noted that job security is
another issue of concern among
workers who have mortgages

_ and children to support.

“We were informed by the
chief operating officer that there
would be no lay-offs under the

new owners (Marubeni). How-
ever, we understand that a
female employee who has been
working at the company for
many years is expected to be
made redundant today (on Fri-
day).”

“This is why we are seeking
the buy-out settlement because
it gives the employee the option
of whether they want to work
for this new employer or not,”
he said.

Mr Edwards said that they
will continue to take industrial

d Bahama Power

action until their issues are dealt
with.

“T think that the demonstra-
tions are effective, but there are
other forms of industrial action
that we can take.

“We have not yet decided to
strike, but we are looking at
other things and we do not
intend to be quiet this Christ-
mas holiday. If we have to, we
will take this thing to Nas-
sau...to the Cabinet Office.
Until then, we will continue to
demonstrate,” he said.

Edwards and CEWU president





Take advantage of security companies
or Police Staff Association for deposits

THE police have released a series of safe-
ty tips for shoppers and business owners as
the holiday season approaches.

It was noted that business operators can
take advantage of security companies or
the Police Staff Association to assist with
making deposits day or night for a small
fee.

Only government departments will be
assisted through 911 at no charge, said a
statement from the police force.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s busi-
ness safety tips for Christmas 2007 include:

e Always have at least two clerks working
at night

e Vary your banking routine, carrying
the cash in different ways, do not make the
deposit bag too obvious

e Vary the times and routes that you use
to go to the bank

e Make deposits as often as possible

e Watch for suspicious persons outside
your business, especially in parked cars

e Be alert for “customers” who are loi-
tering or glancing around the store while
appearing to shop or browse through a mag-
azine

e If you see someone who is acting sus-
picious inside or outside the store, call the
police immediately and have it checked out

e Two persons should always be on hand
at opening and closing times

e Be sure to check the office, back rooms
and rest rooms to make sure no one is hid-
ing inside the business

¢ Keep side and back doors locked after
5pm and have employees use the main
entrance where possible



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PHOTO: Patrick Hanna/BIS



VIAL MONT

MINISTER of National Security Tommy Turnquest presents a gift to nine-
year-old Benel Jean, during the Royal Bahamas Police Force 7th annual car-
ol service and tree-lighting ceremony, on November 29 at Police Head-
quarters on East Street. The gift put a bright smile on the face of the young-



“Be aware of your
surroundings and
the people around
you.”



e Practice good cash control and keep a
minimum amount in your cash registers.
Make regular drops in the safe

e Don’t keep large bills under the cash
drawer. If you don’t have a safe put the
cash in a secure place until you make your
deposit at the bank

¢ Keep your front door and windows
clear of signs and posters to allow good
two-way visibility: employees can see sus-
picious persons outside and passers-by and
the police can see inside

Meanwhile, the force told shoppers that
they should:

e Plan Christmas shopping in advance to
avoid last minute shopping, which causes
stress and forces you to rush. Rushing caus-
es accidents.

¢ Do not overload yourself with too many
heavy bags. This makes you an easy target
for criminals. If possible shop during the
day with a friend.

e When shopping, carry your handbag
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your wallet in your front pocket or jacket.

e Avoid carrying large sums of money
around with you.

e Do not count money in public

e Where possible use a credit card

e Always travel with a friend at night

e When shopping at night park in an area
that is well lit

Bahamians were also told to ensure that
their home is properly secured by installing
good locks on windows and doors, and that
sliding doors should be secured at all times

The police said persons should always
check to see who is knocking before the
door is opened

When planning parties at home, people
were advised to restrict the movement of
guests, particularly strangers, by locking
bedroom and office doors

The police also advised that displaying
Christmas gifts where they can be seen by
passers by will attract criminals to your
home.

The public was warned to always travel in
the company of others and use busy well-lit
streets when going out at night.

“Be aware of your surroundings and the
people around you,” said the police state-
ment.

“If you plan to travel this holiday sea-
son, inform a trusted friend and a neighbour
of the date and time you will be leaving
and returning. Have them watch your prop-
erty.”

SON TIPS:






Beware of fire

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has released a series of fire
safety tips for the holiday season. ;

In a statement issued yesterday, the police said members of the
public should:

¢ Ensure Christmas tree lights are not left on during the night for
the entire holiday season. This can be enticing to burglars and it is
also a fire hazard

¢ Do not overload electrical outlets with Christmas lights and oth-
er electrical cords

¢ Do not overload extension cords or run,them under rug

e Replace any electrical cord that is cracked or frayed

e Install smoke detectors and ensure that batteries are properly
charged

¢ Never leave food cooking unattended for long periods of time

¢ Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear clothes
the stove to avoid accidental spills

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... and drivers slow down!

e Turn pot handles inward on

The police force’s 2007 Christmas driving tips are:

¢ Speed kills. Remember to obey the street signs and speed lim-
it at all times

e Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influ-
ence of drugs, alcohol or medication

e Never leave keys in the ignition or your engine running no mat-
ter how short the distance or time away from your vehicle

e Always make sure that your car doors are locked and your valu-
ables secured in the trunk

e Taxi drivers should report to their dispatcher the exact location
where a passenger is being picked up and their destination

e If in any doubt as to a passenger’s real intention, taxi drivers
have a right to refuse to carry them

¢ Be alert when approaching pedestrian crossings. Come to a com-
plete stop at least 30 feet away from crossings.
¢ Do notpick up hitchhikers



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LOCAL NEWS

Woman claiming police = FROM page one

officer brutally
assaulted her takes
case to Supreme Court

A WOMAN who has repeat- :
edly been calling for discipli- :
nary action to be taken against :
a police officer who she claims :
brutally assaulted her more }
than two years ago, has taken }
her case to the Suprenie Court. |

Odell Newton, of Rupert :
Dean Lane, claims that after }
two years she has been left frus- :
trated in her efforts to seek jus- :
tice for what she claims was a }

brutal assault.

In a writ filed on November :
19, Newton claims that she is :
seeking damages and compen- :
sation for assault and battery, :
malicious prosecution and false :

imprisonment.

Sterlin Knowles, the police

officer in question, is listed as
the first defendant and the

Attorney General is listed as :
second defendant in the mat- :

ter.

According to Newton’s state-
ment of claim, she was “vio-
lently slapped” by the first

defendant - officer Knowles - :
falsely arrested and charged :
with obstruction, a charge which :
was summarily dismissed for :

want of prosecution evidence.

According to the statement :
of claim, as a result of the first :
defendant’s action, Newton suf-
fered severe head injury and:
had to obtain medical attention. :
Newton is being represented by :

attorney Gregory Hilton.

Dr Rudy King is

officially indicted by

Federal Grand Jury

DR RUDY King has officially :
been indicted by a Federal Grand :
Jury for filing a false claim with :
the Internal Revenue Service :

(IRS) for $2.7 million.

According to United States
attorney Scott Schools, King — :
who also goes by the name of :
Klever Rosales — presented a :
claim to the IRS for a tax refund :

totalling $2.7 million.

King was arrested in Los
Angles on November 16 and:

appeared in court the same day.

The minimum statutory penal- :
ty if found guilty of such an:
offence is five years in prison and }

a $250,000 fine.







e

resources personnel had recently
travelled from Nassau to the second
city because of issues with “inter-
personal rivalries” between govy-
ernment workers.

“People necd to separate per-
sonality from principle,” said Mr
Bethel. However, he expressed dis-
satisfaction with the fact that per-
sons had chosen to go to the press
with their claims about issues with-
in the ministry rather than dealing
with them through “official chan-
nels.”

Several persons employed atthe
ministry — who wished to remain
anonymous for fear of victimisa-

tion — yesterday told The Tribune -

that there are serious “irregulari-
ties” that must be dealt with.

One longtime worker encour-
aged central government to senda
high ranking official to hold a meet-

_ing with employees. “The minister

needs to close down the office for
several hours and let people voice
their concerns because people are
not happy in there anymore.”

He claimed that some concerns

- have in fact been raised with the

prime minister, and other senior
ministry officials but have yet to be
addressed.

FROM page one

Call for a ‘revamp’

He claimed that the ministry is
plagued by a significant proportion
of workers who are also relatives.
Giving the example cl the son of a
senior worker at the ministry being
hired into the same department,
only for the son to fail to live up to
his job requirements, which goes
unreprimanded, he claimed. “We
have to hire people to help us do
his job while he does nothing,” he
alleged.

Government vehicles are also
regularly abused, with a messenger
sometimes unable to do his job
properly as the car is used by other
employees for whom it is not
intended. Additionally, two new
computers delivered to the office
in the last year can no longer be
located in the ministry building,
and appear to have been removed,
claimed the source.

“They are wasting government
money doing a bunch of foolish-
ness.”

The Tribune was unable to con-
tact several officials at the ministry
for comment yesterday, including
director Cecil Thompson, Tamaris
Thompson, or Hesekiah Dean, as
they were said to be in mectings.

NIB controversy

question who the Minister of Housing and National Insurance Kenneth
Russell claims was being unfairly persecuted by management at NIB.

Minister Russell used Ms Simmons as an example of why the direc-
tor Lennox McCartney and other management level personnel need-

ed to be replaced.

Chairman of NIB Patrick Ward said that the move of Mr McCartney
was “a first step towards implementing the changes that we think are
going to be necessary for the future.”

“This is one of a series of changes that are going to be made froma

management perspective,” he said.

Last week, Minister Russell said that after NIB did their investiga-
tion into complaints made against Ms Simmons, they found that the
senior clerk had done “nothing wrong”. But despite this, he said, NIB
continued to keep Ms Simmons on suspension.

Mr Russell cited a power of attorney document supplied to his min-
istry and a withdrawal of the original complaint as justification that Ms
Simmons should be “reinstated and outstanding benefits paid.”

Speaking on behalf of his fiancée, Mr Gibson denied any wrongdo-
ing, despite the findings of an internal audit that he alleges were
trumped up as a part of a witch hunt by management.

Mr Gibson also claimed responsibility for the backdating of a pow-
er of attorney affidavit by attorney Dr Bonamy who works out of the
office of former Minister of Financial Investments Vincent Peet.

In fact, Mr Gibson expressed some annoyance with Dr Bonamy
for divulging the backdating of the affidavit “without contacting me

first”.

Mr Gibson also took issue with his cousin, Dazelle Pearson, filing a
complaint against Ms Simmons, and questioned what gave her the
“authorization” to make such a complaint.

“This is a well orchestrated witch hunt,” Mr Gibson claimed.

“After the first suspension was done, they failed to notify Ms Sim-
mons as to why she was suspended, what he (McCartney) was looking
for in this investigation and when she would return to work,” Mr Gib-

son said.

Mr Gibson added that Ms Simmons has subsequently been moved
from her previous department where she would verily twice a year that
pensioners were alive or not “for no reason.”

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FROM page one

However, he added that police may }
bring some individuals in for questioning. §

soon.

Sources have previously told Phe Pri-
bune that there was an upset ata birth-
day party attended by both Mr Paylor
and Dr Thaddeus McDonald days before
the deaths of both men. During the ;
event, it was said that when Mr ‘Taylor :
was offered a piece of birthday cake by :
the professor, a third party became :
enraged. The guest list of this party, and :
the wedding at Mountbatten House, has :
been said to include many members of :
the gay community who do not want :
their identities exposed by a public :

inquiry into the deaths.

Questions have consequently arisen } -
regarding the ability of police to inde- :
pendently investigate the murders con- }
: sidering that such an investigation could :
: possibly identify some high profile, but :
closeted homosexuals, believed to be }
from the fields of finance, politics and the :

police force.

When asked if there has been any :
interference in the investigation thus far,

Mr Miller replied: “No, certainly not.”

FROM page one

argued that lines of inquiry have
emerged surrounding the depart-
ment during the case, which
require the testimony of some of
these individuals.

The court has previously heard
testimony that Jamaican Manani

: Taylor was found with two vot-

ers cards by the department of
immigration, with one of these

: cards being turned over to now’

Acting Deputy Commissioner
Christopher McCoy.

During testimony from US
Investigator Steve Mallon, who
interviewed Taylor before he was
deported, it was revealed to the

: court that Taylor allegedly paid

a man called ‘Keith’ from
Pinewood $1000 to secure a
voter's card.

Taylor reportedly told Mr Mal-
lon that he had received the card
from the parliamentary registra-
tion office on Farrington Road
without providing any identifica-
tion, alter paying the fee to “Kei-
th’. Acknowledging that evidence
has already been advanced on Mr

i Taylor’s citizenship status, Mr

Barnett told the court that he does
not object to the officials from the
parliamentary registration office
being called regarding Taylor.
However, Mr Barnett suggested
that this evidence be presented to
the court after other ordinary wit-

FROM page one

the Minister of State for Finance ¢
day.
During his contribution in the Hou

FROM page one

increased to $22.7 million;
Department of Education, $174
million increased to $180 mil-
lion; Ministry of Education, $34
million increased to $43 million;
and the Public Hospital Author-
ity, $142.4 million increased to
$164.4 million, among others.

The prime minister explained
that while the constitution
“authorises Parliament to estab-
lish the limit and extent of
expenditure by the government
on a particular Head” any
excess expenditure needed for a
particular section of the budget
has to be provided for under
constitutional provision and is a
fundamental requirement of
democracy.

The government can exceed
the budget by $20 million with-
out first seeking Parliamentary
approval. When there is an
unforeseen need for expendi-
ture where sufficient provision
has not been made in the out-
lined budget, the government
can exceed this $20 million lim-
it sect by Parliament, the prime

Election court

nesses are called, so as not to fur-
ther inconvenience those who
have to testify. Mr Barnett also
accepted that the court is com-
pelled to pursue courses of
inquiry; as in the case of the alle-
gations surrounding Taylor’s pos-
session of voters cards, if such
information is presented before
the court.

Senior Justice Anita Allen said
during the brief debate that seri-
ous allegations have emerged
regarding Mr Taylor, and the
court will have to hear testimony.
on this issue from those in the par-
liamentary registration depart-
ment. Mr Bethel was released by
Senior Justice Allen until further
notice.

Some 14 witnesses testified yes-
terday, with Sandy Bastian —- a
voter being challenged by the PLP
— giving conflicting testimony
about her residence.

Initially Ms Bastian said that
she was familiar with 112
Yamacraw Beach Estates, when
asked a question by Mr Davis.
The PLP attorney was questioning
Ms Bastian to determine if she
lived at this location in a duplex,
or at the Walnut Street address
in Pinewood. Ms Bastian testified
that she lived in Pinewood until
August this year, at which time,

PLP govt

minister said. However this
must be submitted to Parlia-
ment for approval.

Man shot

FROM page one

arriving at the scene pro-
nounced Smith dead.

The victim was dressed in
burgundy coloured Timberland
shoes, a pair of light blue jeans,
and a white tee-shirt at the time
of his death.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Asst Supt Walter
Evans could not confirm if the
Johnson Lounge is a strip club,
but emphasised that police have
launched an “intensive” inves-
tigation into this incident.

Mr Evans said that police
now have to look at all the cir-
cumstances of the incident in
order to be able to classify this
latest shooting death.

she moved into one unit in her
duplex.

Ms Bastian also said, however,
that the second unit in the duplex
was not finished until she moved
in August, but others occupied it
before that time.

When pressed by Mr Davis, Ms
Bastian could not recall the names
of these people, nor when they
were there.

Ms Bastian later told the court
that she does not live in
Yamacraw, when it was revealed
that the BEC records Mr Davis
questioned her on, did not refer to
her. Mr Davis then asked why she
said she was familiar with the
YYamacraw address earlier, and
now claims that she does not live
there — she said her duplex is in
Kool Acres.

Ms Bastian testified that she
only said she is familiar with
Yamacraw because she saw it on
the BEC records in front of her.
However, she had not seen the
BEC records at the time Mr Davis
asked her the question.

It was then emphasized by Mr
Davis that she had not seen the
records, when she gave her
answer. This point was also
emphasized by Senior Justice
Allen, before Mr Davis ended his
inquiry, reserving the right to
recall the witness at a later date.

Election court resumes today
at 10am.

Laing claims

harged yester-

se of Assembly

former chief” book that “page by page” glorified the
former prime minister.
However, he said, the government did not seek to

Monday morning, the member of Parliament for
Marco City Zhivargo Laing explained: “They
approved a contingency warrant to expend almost $1
million for the promotional book which the (prime
minister) had alluded to which came out a little
under a month before elections.

“They indicated that almost $20 billion was in
the pipeline in the country having been approved by
themselves has now been upped to $29 billion at
last count, that the country had come to almost full
employment, that notwithstanding all those won-
dertul, marvelous, unprecedented facts in (the coun-
try) that at the late hour in their tenure they felt the
need to publish this book, presumably to promote
investment in the country.”

The glossy publication entitled The Bahamas
2007 Special Report published by Caribbean Invest-

* ment Profiles Limited in London spans 290 pages

and highlights prominent reasons to invest in the
Bahamas. Minister Laing questioned the opposi-
tion’s motives behind this expenditure and other
approved contingency warrants amounting to over
$170 million during the 2006/2007 fiscal year.

He also criticised the publication as a “hail to the









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“embarrass” the opposition by detailing these appar-
ent over expenditures, but was simply adhering to
the law by analysing them publicly: “When we pre-
sented on this, we certainly did not charge (the
opposition) with any impropriety, we did not charge
them with any breaking of the law, but we simply are
doing what we are required to do as a lawful gov-
ernment in bringing to this Parliament those sup-
plementary appropriation bills that will provide
sanction for the substantial contingency warrants
that were approved by the former administration.”

In his contribution Monday morning, Member of
Parliament for Fort Charlotte Alfred Sears argued
that it was “inappropriate” for the prime minister to
speculate about the political affiliation of the promi-
nent Bahamians profiled in the Bahamas 2007 Spe-
cial Report in the House of Assembly.

He said he was “offended” by statements made by
the prime minister during the last sitting of the
House when he first mentioned the publication —
and according to Minister Sears — called into ques-
tion the political affiliation of religious leaders pro-
filed in the book.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 7






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ll By ERIC ROSE

SEATTLE, Washington — Bahamas Infor-
mation Services photographer Tim Aylen ran
the Seattle Marathon, raising $17,500 for the
fight against aneurysms — the condition which
recently claimed his father’s life.

The event took place on Sunday November
25 and sponsorship money went to support the
efforts of Aneurysm Outreach Inc, a non-prof- -
it organisation based in Louisiana which is ded-
icated to mobilising people and resources to
eradicate the threat of aneurysms.

“T set myself a challenge earlier in the year to
run a marathon and raise money for charity





Bigger and better roads are not the answers, says Minister

CRIME may be the pub-
lic’s main concern at the
moment, but tratfic conges-
tion is one of the most vex-
ing problems facing the coun-
try according to Minister of
Transport Earl Deveaux.

Mr Deveaux said if a two-
lane highway is planned and
designed properly, it should
be able to accommodate 2000
vehicles per hour.

But, as he pointed out at
the third Annual National
Youth Road Safety Sympo-
sium on November 29, the
typical two-lane highway in
Nassau today cannot handle

700 vehicles per hour. “So we
are facing a problem of con-
gestion, poor design and a lot
of friction,” Mr Deveaux said.

“Friction comes about
because of vehicle numbers,
vehicle types, location of busi-
nesses and poor or inadequate
planning.”

The minister claimed that

adjustments could improve
‘traffic movement to the

extent that two lane roads
would be able to hold up to
1,300 vehicles per hour.
However, even in the best
case scenario, New Provi-
dence is not likely to achieve





Photographer runs
marathon for charity





Photo courtesy of Tim Aylen

after my father's passing in 2006 from an

abdominal aortic aneurysm,” Tim said. “I
began a training routine in July

running on a variety of terrain, such as the
Queen's Staircase, the Paradise Island bridges,
the beach and roads.”

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel

caused by disease or weakening of the vessel

wall. Aneurysms most commonly occur in
arteries at the base of the brain and in the main
artery out of the heart.

The bulge can burst and lead to death at any
time. Tim ran the 26.2 mile course in three
hours and 57 minutes. Family, friends, busi-
ness persons and others wishing to provide
support donated the funds.



the 2000 vehicle movement
per hour mark, he said.

“We cannot solve the traffic
problem in New Providence
with bigger and better roads.
We have already past that.

“We do not have the option
anymore of reducing traffic
fatalities by putting speed
bumps on the road. We are
already past that.

“Our biggest weapon is
public education and enforce-
ment,” Mr Deveaux said.

THE FNM has said that
road improvement is one of
the government’s significant
long-term strategies.

Mr Deveaux said the gov-
ernment recognises the seri-
ousness of the traffic dilem-
ma.

In 2000, the first FNM gov-
ernment completed a study
for the New Providence Road
Improvement Project. Prior
to that, as early as 1992, 4a
comprehensive study was
done.

One of the strategies that
came out of the discussions
was a plan to improve junc-
lions, acquire more land for
roads and improve some of
the existing roads,

He noted that seven years

have passed and work has
been completed on Tonique
Darling Highway, the Milo
Butler Highway extension,
the Baillou Hill Road exten-
sion and C W Saunders High-
way.

“Those are the only por-
tions of 19 corridors that have
been completed to date.

“The rest of them will take
another two and a half years
to complete if we gel started
next month.”

Mr Deveaux said that when
completed, the government
hopes the work will alleviate
some of the traffic congestion.

Cash Transfer Pilot Programme launched

Bahamas Red Cross teams
up to help Noel victims

THE Bahamas Red Cross
has collaborated with a num-
ber of agencies to launch a
Cash Transfer Pilot Pro-
gramme in aid of those worst
hit by Tropical Storm Noel.

In response to the storm,
the Red Cross distributed 450
food parcels with hygiene
items and water to those
affected on Long Island, Cat
Island, and Exuma.

“These items provided wel-
come relief to those whose
homes were flooded and
whose access to services Was
limited by road closures and
flooding,” said the Red Cross
in a statement.

The Cash Transfer Pilot
Programme is an effort to
“meet the additional needs of
those most affected by Tropi-
cal Storm Noel” it said.

Taking part in the pro-
gramme along with the
Bahamas Red Cross are: the
International Federation of
the Red Cross and Red Cres-
cent Societies, the Pan-Amer-



“These items pro-
vided welcome
relief to those
whose homes
were flooded and
whose access was
limited to road clo-
sures and flood-
ing.”



ican Disaster Response Unit
(PADRU) and the American
Red Cross.

“As part of the programme,
an assessment was performed
by the Bahamas Red Cross
Society of the damage to
household on Long Island,
Cat Island and Exuma Island
that were most affected by
flooding caused by Tropical
Storm Noel. The information
from the assessments was
applied to criteria to produce

a list of beneficiaries,” the
statement said.

Cash transfers will be pro-
vided by the programme to
individuals and families with:

e Severe damage to their.
home due to the disaster

e Significant losses due to
the disaster (items replaced
or reimbursed by other agen-
cies or individuals do not
qualify)

e Low household income

The Red Cross said this is
expected to include elderly
persons on a fixed income,
single parent families and
large families with limited
income. “The Cash Transfer
Pilot Programme is a one time
event for those affected by
Tropical Storm Noel.

“AJl distributions by the
Bahamas Red Cross Society
are an outright gift of the Red
Cross and the people of the
Bahamas and no compensa-
tion for distributions are nec-
essary or expected,” the state-
ment said.

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PLP expresses ‘great regret’ over
passing of Councillor Anne Grant

THE Progressive Liberal Party has expressed great
regret at the death of Stalwart Councillor Anne Grant,
widow of the late Senator Austin Grant Jr of West End,
Grand Bahama.

Opposition leader Perry Christie said that he was “espe-
cially saddened by the passing of Mrs Grant, because in so
many respects it marks the end of an era in West End, a
community where the PLP has found faithful support over
many generations.”

Mr Christie said that the party’s support in the West
End community was “led in significant part by Senator
Austin Grant and his wife, Anne.

“LT wish to join all members and supporters of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party in mourning her passing.

“The PLP will mark the passing of this stalwart council-
lor with all the due respect and honour.

“fT send my condolences and those of my family and my
party, including the member of parliament for West End
and Bimini, Obie Wilchcombe; Senator Pleasant Bridge-
water, stalwart councillors in Grand Bahama, and officers
and supporters, to the children and grandchildren of Mrs
Grant and to her extended family of West End.”

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Police detain 29 anti-government
activists in Cuba in under 2 weeks

HAVANA - Cuban police have detained 29 anti-government
activists in less than two weeks and seven remain jailed, including
a man who called for the communist-run island to tolerate inde-
pendent universities, a human rights leader said Monday, accoy«-
ing to Associated Press.

Independent education activist Rolando Rodriguez was arrest-
ed last week after announcing that 5,000 signatures had been col-
lected in support of autonomous universities in Cuba, said Ehizar-
do Sanchez, head of the Havana-based Cuban Commission oi
Human Rights and, National Reconciliation.

Sanchez, whose organization is not recognized but is tolevated by
Cuban authorities, said the arrests come as government critics
prepare to mark International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

He said the detentions began Nov. 21, when five government crit-
ics in Havana were detained by police without charges, then
released. The rest were picked up in following days during subse-
quent roundups.

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“We know that our cus-
tomers need to reach us at
all times of the day,” said
Leroy Simmons, supervisor,
“we want to be available for
our customers all the time,
nomatter what’the situation,
good or bad.”

Implementing a call cen-
tre was based on the compa-
ny’s objective to improve
communications with their
55,000 customers. The
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany made the decision in
late 2006 that they would
create a call centre to deal
with all power problems in
one central location with the
goal to have a person on the
line 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.

The Call Centre will now
handle all incoming calls to
the company, in one loca-
tion, at 352-8411, the num-



bad.”

ber, customers can call for
emergencies, complaints or
reconnections.

The. staff of five have
been on a six-week intensive
training course in every
department, from account-
ing to power generation to
power repairs. “When
speaking to customers we
have to know what we are
talking about, once we fin-
ished the course we had to
pass a written exam.” said
Dominique Mack, customer
care representative.

“T feel this training was
excellent and gives me the
confidence I need to deal
with customers with a vari-
ety of questions.”

The Call Centre operates
out of the company’s Cedar
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our customers have ques-

tions or concerns about their

billings, we are here to go
over their invoices with
them, break down the dates
of bills and the charges,”
said Nickella Bethel, cus-
tomer service representative.

Staff at the call centre
work on eight-hour shifts
and work on a 24-hour, sev-
en days a week schedule,
including holidays.

~We set up this service for
working families, too. Some-
times during the day you just
can’t get to the phone to call.

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everyone knows they can
call us at 9am, 10pm or even
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 9



Port Lueaya Marketplace
~ Christmas Concert announced

OWNERS, management and
staff of Port Lucaya Marketplace
have announced a Christmas
Concert for Saturday, Decem-
ber 8 at 7.30pm.

Under the theme “Christmas
Joy”, the concert aims to pro-
vide an evening of family enter-
tainment to begin the holiday

» Season.

Musical director Mr Kevin
Tomlinson has produced an
award-winning concert that rivals
the Rockefeller Centre Christ-
mas Concert of Stars.

The concert “Ode to Joy”; an
evening of artistic expression,
will feature The Bishop Michael
Eldon Steel Drum Band, the Star
Light Quartet, Georgia Taylor
School of Dance, The St
George’s High School, saxo-
phonist Mr Stuart Coakley of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Bishop Michael Eldon School
Cultural Dancers, Walter Parker
Primary School Dance Troupe

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and Drummers, The Kevin Tom-
linson Chorale, A Reindeer Step
Show by Eight Mile Rock High
School, Bishop Michael Eldon
High, St Paul Methodist College
and Jack Hayward High School,
A Dramatic Poem by MS Kyra
Weech of the Sunland Baptist
Academy, The Eight Mile Rock
High School Band and Ava Bar-
rett and Sharad Taylor will sing
“I believe in Christmas” written
by Mr Kevin Tomlinson.

Santa Claus will also be pre-
sent.

Mrs Karen Bain is the event
co-ordinator assisted by Ms
Dionne Britton, and Messrs
Sherman Marche and Leviticus
Wright, all staff members of Port
Lucaya Marketplace Manage-
ment Company, Bourbon Street
Lunited.

The Marketplace will be open
later to accommodate shoppers.
Ample security controlled park-
ing will be available.

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Instructor and his former student
serve up a treat for Christmas

AN INSTRUCTOR and his
former student have teamed
up this holiday season to offer
fresh culinary delights to
Christmas shoppers.

Chet Ellie Saunders is
known for his duffs and
savory pastry creations. As a
veteran instructor at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas, he
inspired former student
Samantha Green-Moree who
is the proud owner of “Some-
things Different Gifts”, an

authentically Bahamian
gourmet cookie and treats
company.

“ft am excited for this
opportunity to offer our dis-
criminating Bahamian public
our wondertul fresh gourmet
cookies and jam packages,”
Mrs Moree said. “Until now
we have focused on the cor-
porate gift market but felt
ready to test the retail mar-
ket.

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from $17 to $65, said Mrs
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shoppers can also pick up a
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Ellie has a suggestion. “Bring
your own platter or basket
and we will fill it according to
your preferences and budget.
Gift wrapping will be avail-
able for a small service fee
and the presentation will be
perfect as a gift Lo your staff,
family or clients. We have
take-away boxes and some
platters on hand. And all of
our usual treats including fruit
cakes and duff by the loaf will
be available starting this Sat-
urday”.

Chef Ellie's is in the Mall
at Marathon. Normal hours
are from 10am to 8pm, how-
ever as both companies are
offering edible gift packages,
operation hours may be
extended closer to December
24, Mrs Moree said.

Chef Ellie added that any-
one who wants to guarantee
they will be able to buy a par-
ticular item should pre-order,
as there will only be limited
packages each day.

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JOURNALIST John Marquis will
be signing copies of his new book at
Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay Shop-
ping Centre, on Saturday, December
15 (Alam).

The book - Papa Doc: Porirhit ofa
Haitian Tyrant - retells the story of |
the David Knox spy trial in Haiti in
1968, and traces the rise and fall of the
Duvalier dynasty. :

Knox, the Bahamas government §
information director, was tried by a
military court in Port-au-Prince ail
sentenced to death for allegedly being
involved in an invasion launched from
Inagua.

The storyline has strong Bahamas
interest, as it also tracks the impact of
Haitian immigration since the Duva-
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ry of Mitchell Werbell, the American mercenary caught up in the
Abaco secessionist movement in 1973 who was one of many anti-
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GOVERNOR GENERAL Arthur Hanna (shown in this file picture) officially launched the One Bahamas Foundation
during a ceremony at Government House on Friday.

Bahamians aad
to live in harmony |'s

Governor General launches
One Bahamas Foundation

lm By LINDSAY THOMPSON

BAHAMIANS were urged
to live in harmony as Governor
General Arthur Hanna official-

-ly launched the One Bahamas
Foundation during a ceremony
at Government House on Fri-
day.

The idea of such a movement
came to fruition in 1992, with
the launch of the One Bahamas
Celebrations, an avenue to
mobilise Bahamians in love,
respect and unity across the
entire country.

The message was further
emphasised in the words of
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, Deputy Leader of the
Opposition Cynthia Pratt, and
directors of the One Bahamas
Foundation.

“The concept has been for- .

malised into a foundation and I
congratulate you on the occa-
sion of its launching today,” the
Governor General said.

He said the Bahamas had
been fortunate to have a proud
and noble history of peaceful
struggle for change and devel-
opment in its political and social
order.

“Other countries have not
_ been so fortunate. All we have
to do is to look around the
world even now to see the
unrest, strife, even bloodshed,
which can accompany such
changes. Our good fortune was
not accidental. It was not magi-
cal,” the Governor General
said.

He explained that it hap-
pened because the leadership
and the people of the country
decided that that was the way to
do it, so that long-term stability

and peace would follow.

“This great legacy that has
been handed down to the pre-
sent and future generations of
Bahamians cannot be taken for
granted,” the Governor Gener-
al said.

“It will take the same.com-
mitment, the same passion - and
sometimes sacrifices also - to
make sure that the legacy is pre-
served and protected.”

He noted that what is being
proposed about the One
Bahamas Foundation is indeed
a noble and worthy enterprise.

The Governor General said,
however, that it is important
that Bahamians not just talk
about One Bahamas, but take
continuous, concrete steps to
celebrate and promote unity.

“The Bahamian people are
indeed what the new world is
all about. We have come from
all over - from Africa, from
Europe and from Asia,” he said.
“We are of different races and
ethnic origins; we are of differ-
ent religious denominations and
political persuasions. But we
have all come together to build
a great little nation in these
wonderful islands that we so
proudly call home.”

His Excellency congratulat-
ed founders of One Bahamas
for their foresight and dedica-
tion to the concept and he
wished them success in their
efforts.

The One Bahamas message
was also highlighted in poetry
read by Algernon Allen, for-
mer Cabinet Minister, credited
for initiating the One Bahamas
concept; a musical selection by
St Anne’s School choir; a ren-
dition of the One Bahamas song

First ever televised wedding
set for morning show



ON DECEMBER 14, The Bahamas will see its first ever televised wedding
on local morning show Bahamas@Sunrise by way of ZNS TV 13 (Chan-
nel 11 on Cable). Shown above are the bride and groom, Ronald and
Tanya Cartwright, who will be renewing their wedding vows on that
show. They are shown with show host Tisca Pratt-Armbrister (at right).
- They appeared on Bahamas@Sunrise on Friday to promote the upcom-
ing show.

by Master Osano Neely and
music by the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Band.

Former Governor General
and Cabinet Minister Sir Orville
Turnquest is chairman of the
One Bahamas Foundation.



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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE late
Edward St
George’s
estate has
rejected a
$100 million
offer from
Fleming
Family &
Partners to
purchase its
stake in the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA), its
attorney yesterday questioning
why Sir Jack Hayward’s family
trusts would accept the same
offer for their shares despite the
higher $125 million price
offered by Hutchison Wham-
poa.

Responding to yesterday’s
Tribune Business article on the
bidds by Fleming and Hutchi-
son Whampoa, Fred Smith, a
partner in Callender’s & Co,
said: “Fleming have offered to

urchase the estate’s shares for

100 million, but we have
repeatedly emphasised to them

Fred Smith

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m By NEIL HARTNELL



Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas will have to “embrace” the changes happen-

Attorney questions why
Hayward family trusts
agreed sale in principle
for $100m, when
Hutchison Whampoa
bid $25 million higher

that we are not sellers.”

Reiterating the estate’s claim
to a 50 per cent stake in the
GBPA and its Port Group Ltd,
even though Justice Anita
Allen’s ruling confirming this is
being challenged in the Court
of Appeal by gthe Hayward
family trusts, which allege they
own 75 per cent of the two com-
panies’ holding vehicle, Inter-
continental Diversified Corpo-
ration (IDC).

Mr Smith said his clients
“remain dedicated to finding a
solution to the Port Authority
debacle”, adding that they had

See FLEMING, pg 6

to ‘embrace’ global
accounting change |

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ing to the accounting profession at a global level if it is to con-
tinue to prosper, the head of Baker Tilly International’s glob-
al network telling The Tribune yesterday that doing so would
increase this nation’s attractiveness as place to do business.

Geoff Barnes, Baker Tilly International’s president and chief
executive, said more had been demanded of the accounting pro-
fession since the 2001 collapse of Enron and the rush to
enhanced regulation, global trends that would also ultimately
impact the Bahamas.

Pointing out that it was “uncommon around the world” for
the accounting profession to still be self-regulated, as it was in
the Bahamas through the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA), Mr Barnes said “sophisticated account-
ing institutes” were members of the International Federation of

BICA and the Bahamas are IFAC members, something that
is critical, as this is the institution leading the way on the har-
monisation of global guidelines for the auditing profession,
and the way it interacts with clients and people.

IFAC, Mr Barnes said, was developing guidelines on ethics
and codes of conduct, with members obliged to comply with
these.

Describing BICA and the Bahamian markets as being “very
sophisticated” in their own right, Mr Barnes said he was con-
fident this nation “will be at the forefront of these changes
and will embrace them”.

He added: “All such changes may increase the attractiveness
of coming to the Bahamas as a business entity. If you’re going
to survive as a a country, you will have to embrace these
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ore than $120

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tial tourist spend-

ing in . the

Bahamas could be negatively

impacted if the US goes through

with existing proposals on pas-

senger lists for private aircraft,

The Tribune was told yester-

day, with support services and
government revenues also hit.

Frank Comito, the Bahamas

Hotel Association’s (BHA)

executive vice-president, said
that Ministry of Tourism data
had shown that some 73,000
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Bahamas in 2006 had arrived
by private aircraft, a segment
of the tourism industry that was
rapidly expanding.

He added that although he
had not seen the documents,
the Bahamas Out Island Pro-
motions Board had told the
BHA that research done a few
years ago indicated that private
plane tourists spent 40 per cent
more than the average stopover
visitor.

Given that stopover visitors
to the Bahamas spent $1200 per

capita on average, this 40 per
cent increase translated into an
increased $480 spend per pri-
vate plane tourist, meaning that
their average per capita spend
was $1680 per head.
Multiplying this figure by the
number of 2006 private plane
visitors gives a total spending
figure of $122.64 million for this
tourist segment, showing just
how the Bahamas might be
impacted by the US Customs
and Border (BCP) proposals.
“One can make the extrapo-
lation, according to the infor-
mation provided to us in the
past, with these visitors spend-
ing 40 per cent more than regu-

- lar stopovers and looking at the

numbers we had in 2006, that
it translates into a $120 million-
odd industry,” Mr Comito said.

“It’s a growth industry in
tourism.”

He added that the US rules
could also potentially impact
service providers to the private
aircraft industry, as these were
different from those supplying
the regular tourist sector.

A reduction in private flights
to the Bahamas would also
reduce government revenues by
reducing landing fees, depriv-

ing the Bahamas of revenues
required to upgrade its Family
Island airports.

“It certainly will impact our
Family Islands, particularly the
Family Islands that are increas-
ingly relying on this type of vis-

itor arriving by this means,” Mr ©

Comito said of the US proposal.

Among the islands most like-
ly to be affected are Abaco,
Eleuthera, Long Island and
Grand Bahama, growing sec-
ond home markets where own-
ers often flew in via their private
planes.

“These are high growth
tourism residential types of
activities, and anything that it
impacts it in this way is cause
for concern,” Mr Comito added.

Washington is proposing that
all general aviation (private air-
craft) passenger manifests be
filed electronically with its secu-
rity agencies, chiefly Customs
and Border Protection (CBP),
and within 24 hours of depar-
ture or arrival from the US.

The BHA’s November 15 let-
ter to the US authorities said
that while it understood the
rationale behind the regulations,
it was “deeply concerned about
the impact it would have on our

Extra agreement’s filing splits
Morton Salt and its union

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

DIFFERENCES over
whether a supplemental agree-
ment dealing with reduced work
weeks/lay-offs should be signed
before or after the original
industrial agreement is regis-
tered are the main source of
division between Morton Salt
and the union representing
most of its line staff, The Tri-
bune was told yesterday.

Obie Ferguson, Trade Union

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Congress (TUC) president and
the attorney representing the
Bahamas Industrial Manu-
facturers and Allied Workers
Union (BIMAWU), said the
union’s main concern was to
have the original industrial
agreement that was signed on
July 11, 2007, registered with
the Industrial Tribunal, so that
it was in compliance with the
Industrial Relations Act.
Adding that this would “go a
long way to easing the tension”
between the two parties, Mr

Ferguson argued that if the sup-
plemental agreement was nego-
tiated and signed before the
original one was registered, it

would be tantamount to the:

company re-opening negotia-
tions.

Adding that the union had
agreed to a reduce three-day
work week for its members
between January 2008 and
March 2008, Mr Ferguson said:

See MORTON, pg 8

economy if implemented as pro-
posed”. - ;

The BHA added: “Tourism
is the economic lifeblood of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, representing more
than half of our 700 island-
nation’s economic activity.
Approximately 21 airports of
entry (AOE) cover an expanse
nearly the size of California,
providing the primary trans-
portation link for our more than
300,000 residents.

“In many of our less popu-
lated islands, tourism is by far
the economic mainstay. Last
year nearly five million tourists
visited the Bahamas, over 80
percent originating from the
United States.

“While the major airports of
the Bahamas have a reliable
communications support infra-
structure which can accommo-
date the timely electronic filing
requirements being proposed,
the requirements place undue
hardship on many of our AOE’s
in our developing islands.”

‘Among the recommendations
made by the BHA, in collabo-

See THREAT, pg 5



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AP Business Writer over” into consumer spend-

ing.

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Street tumbled Monday, led ing for a government-spon- .
by financial services stocks, sored rescue of the mortgage .
on concerns that the United industry. Treasury Secretary
States economy’s expansion Henry Paulson said in a
will erode amid troubles in speech that the White House
the mortgage industry. is moving closer to an agree-

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gain in more than four years, Lincoln Anderson, chief
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advance proved short-lived Services in Boston, said
after a pair of Federal investors are uncertain about ee
Reserve officials on Monday where stocks will head after ‘,
expressed worry about the last week’s gains and are .
subprime mortgage crisis and awaiting economic readings
its impact on banks and bro- such as the employment
* kerages. report due Friday.
. Fed Bank of Boston Presi- “T think what we’ve got is a a
dent Eric Rosengren saidina_ . market that’s trying to sort <
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007, PAGE 3B



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Ground broken on $200m project

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

GROUND was broken ona
$200 million luxury develop-
ment private gated community
on West Bay Street yesterday,
just east of The Caves . The
development will rise up to 85
feet and feature 90 high-end
homes.

William Williams, director
of Source Development
Group, the project developers,
said that as they planned the
development, they encoun-
tered cooperation that was
“nothing short of remark-
able.”

“As a team our mutual
interest is creating at
Seabridge Bahamas an out-
standing community, not just
selling luxury homes, but cre-
ating a real community in the
true sense of the world,” he
added.

Mr Williams said real estate
sales and marketing was being
led by HG Christie Ltd. The
architect was Neil Behagg and
Associates Co Ltd of Nassau,
and other local contracts
include Carleton Blair (CSB
Consultants), Brock Turner
(CVE Construction Value
Engineering Ltd), Lambert
Knowles ( Engineering and
Technical Services) and Keith
Bishop ( Islands by Design).
Interiors will be designed by
Bahamian company Roomers |
Ltd, led by Leslie Callender
and Hazel Stirling.

Mr Williams said the project
would be completed in three
stages, with the first phase
expected to be completed
within 18 months. The
approved master plan calls for
a total of about 90 residences
on 10 acres. The residences
will be divided between town-
homes, condominiums and
penthouses.:

According to Mr Williams,
phase one will consist of 28
three and four-bedroom town-
houses, extensive landscaping
and a vanishing edge pool
with water fall. Phase two will
include 25 condominiums and
five penthouses, with a fitness
centre, business centre, prop-
erty management office and
multiple pools.

Phase three will be a com-

bination of villas, condomini-
ums, penthouses and addition-
al pools. Each resident will
have full concierge service
from the onset of develop-
ment,

“Our project is not a large
one compared to some others
on the island, but it will have
significant and beneficial
impact on the north shore. In
conjunction with Chris Her-
rod’s elegant project, Caves
Height, we will establish a
meaningful and positive land-
mark of quality and economic
stimulus to what is now our
neighbourhood,” Mr Williams
said.

Minister of Works, Earl
Deveaux, also attended yes-
terday’s ground reaking. He
reminded Bahamians that the
persons likely to purchase in
the new development will be
wealthy, and will expect a cer-
tain level of professionalism
regardless of what service is
being offered.

He also promised the devel-
opers that the Ministry of
Works, * not usually known
for speed”, was seeking to be
more efficient. He also
promised that the Govern-
ment was working assiduously
to ensure that the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
was a port of entry which can

be a credit to all.

Mr Deveaux added that the
Government will work with a
private civil designer on a
major road renovation, which
will include all the area from
Blake Road east to Montague.

The other principals of the
Seabridge project are Roger
and Sue Mueller, and Bow-
man Garret. Mr Mueller has
built residential and commer-
cial projects worldwide,
including an 18 month renova-
tion of the Old Course Hotel
and Spa at St Andrews in
Scotland, and has been instru-
mental in projects ranging
from the Dochester Hotel in
London to the Pelican Resort
on St Maarten.

Mr Garret has practiced
construction law for,30 years,
owned a construction compa-
ny and a construction manage-
ment company. In addition, he
has taught construction law at
Emory University in Atlanta
and his most recent project
was the completion of Martin
Luther King High, a $25 mil-
lion public school outside of
Atlanta.

Seabridge is designed to
appeal to Bahamian profes-
sionals, entrepreneurs, retirees
or foreign owners searching
for a primary or secondary
home.

NOTICE

We would like to advise any
persons that have a claim to the
Estate of Charles George’ Moretto,
deceased,

of Broward County

Florida to notify the Liquidators
of Gulf Union Bank in writing of

any such claim,

providing proof

of same, on or before (90 day

period) via

P.O.Box F-42423,

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Baha Mar: Adequate warning on Nassau Beach closure given

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(N°45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of EVANSVILLE HOLDING CORP. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

The date of completion of the dissolution was the 20TH day
of November, 2007.



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter



BAHA Mar yesterday said it
provided more than adequate
notice of the impending January
2008 Nassau Beach Hotel clo-
sure to its tenants, including
Cafe Johnny Canoe, its senior
vice-president of administration
and external affairs told Tri-
bune Business yesterday.

Robert Sands said Baha
Mar’s Cable Beach Resorts had
been in talks with all their ten-
ants for the past 18 months to
two years ,advising them of the
proposed demolition of the
Nassau Beach Hotel as part of
the $2.4 billion Cable Beach

Robert Sands



redevelopment.

Mr Sands said that while an
interim location for Cafe Johh-
ny Canoe had not been found,
the company had in negotia-
tions assured all its tenants that
once the new resort complex
was up and running, they can

all reapply to return to Baha
Mar.

He added that while some
tenants had asked to be given
until April 2008 to move, that
was not viable and those appli-
cations were denied, with all
due to be out by the end of Jan-
uary.

“When we are in a position to
determine where we are, then
we will accept applications,” Mr
Sands said.

He explained that as of Janu-
ary 3, 2008, reservations stop,
and the Nassau Beach Hotel
will close on January 6. The
Baha Mar development is
expected to take three to four
years.

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notice” Baha Mar feels that it





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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste 3.74
Fidelity Bank 2.61
Cable Bahamas 12.00
Colina Holdings 3.15
Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.22
Consolidated Water BDRs 6.09
Doctor's Hospital 2.26
Famguard 6.85
Finco 12.75
FirstCaribbean 14.60
Focol (S) 5.96
Freeport Concrete 0.74
ICD Utilities 7.25
J. S. Johnson 10.05
Premier Real Estate 10.00

- Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
Ask $
15.60
6.25
0.40

Bid $
14.60
6.00
0.35

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

or 7,

EPS $

0.00
“0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

10.05
10.00

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16.00
6.00
0.20

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Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60
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Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund

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1.2037
11.3075

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

MARKET TERMS

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

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share. paid in the last 12 months

Weekly Vol

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43.00
15.60
/ 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
YTD%

41.00
14.00
0.45

Last 12 Months Div $

- PINDEX: CLOSE 913.58 / YTD 23.11% / 2006 34.47%
— V = YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

- Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
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Currently, unlike in the US
with the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board
post-Sarbanes-Oxley, the
Bahamas does not have a regu-
lator with specific oversight for
the accounting profession,
although it does fall under the
Central Bank’s and Securities
Commission’s remit in certain
areas.

Discussions on allowing
accountants globally to practice
with proportionate liability, with
the amounts sought by lawsuits
linked to the value of audit
work and contracts, Mr Barnes
suggested, were relevant to the
Bahamas at a time when it was
discussing allowing its accoun-
tants to practice with limited
liability.

Proportional liability, where a
$5,000 audit contract did not
incur a $50 million lawsuit, was
“pathering a lot of momentum,
Mr Barnes added, with Europe
“way down the path” on the
proposal, although nothing had
been enacted yet.

The fear of attracting large
lawsuits should something go
wrong on an audit, Mr Barnes
said, was discouraging young
accountants from placing many
into their firms to become
junior partners, and also limit-
ing the choice of auditors that
companies had because audit
firms were shying away from
risk.

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
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Currently, Bahamian public
accountants, under the Public
Accountants (Rules of Profes-
sional Conduct) Regulations
1993 are only permitted to prac-
tice as sole partnerships or sole
proprietorships without limited
liability.

Limited liability would insu-
late partners and/or sharehold-
ers in Bahamian public account-
ing firms from liability for their
company’s general debts, and
from vicarious liability result-
ing from the deliberate, or neg-
ligent, misconduct of other
shareholders and employees.

It would not shield Bahamian
public accountants from all lia-
bility, as they would still be
exposed to their own deliber-
ate, or negligent, malpractice.

Mr Barnes added that Baker
Tilly’s network of 138 member
firms in 104 countries - the
Bahamian member is Gomez
Partners & Co - was finding, in
common with other accounting
firms, that its growth was being
inhibited by “an inability to
attract youngsters into the pro-
fession”.

In the UK and US, it was
now common for 70 per cent of
university graduates entering
the profession to be women, Mr
Barnes added, while there were
“fewer students in total coming
into accounting”.

Despite the vital role it
played in capital markets for
investors, Mr Barnes said the
profession was not seen as ‘sexy’
enough, especially post-Enron,
and there was a dearth of
entrants for CPA (certified
public accountant) courses at

has given its tenants, Harry and
Michael Pikramenos, the own-
ers of the Bahamian-themed
Cafe Johnny Canoe restaurant,
said yesterday they were “total-
ly disgusted” with the manner in
which Baha Mar is forcing the
closure of the restaurant, par-
ticulary because of the lack of a
suitable interim location.

They are now faced with hav-
ing to lay-off their 65 employees
in the New Year if a replace-
ment site is not found.

TheNassau Beach’s closure
will enable the Cable Beach
Resorts campus to make way
for the footprint of a lot of the
major work for the $2.4 billion
redevelopment, particularly the
Caesar’s Entertainment hotel
and casino and the W resort.

university, as opposed to
MBAs.

As a result, there were not
enough qualified accountants
entering - and staying - in the
profession and progressing up
the promotional ladder to junior
partner level, and ultimately, to
senior partner and managerial
posts.

This, in turn, was preventing
accounting firms from building
up infrastructure and servicing
clients properly.

These issues are again
impacting the Bahamas, too.
After matriculating in account-
ing and taking the US exam,
Bahamian accountants had to
spend two years working in the
industry to gain practical expe-
rience before gaining CPA sta-
tus.

With starting salaries in the
profession starting at around
$24-$25,000, many accounting
firms were finding their young
recruits were being snapped up
as chief financial officers and
financial controllers by banks
and other companies offering
substantially higher salaries.

To overcome this, Mr Barnes
suggested using a version of the
secondment programme start-
ed by Baker Tilly, where young
accountants were sent to work

’ elsewhere in the world at a

member firm for several
months.

Out of the 100 who had been
in the programme last year, Mr
Barnes said some 92 were still
with Baker Tilly. And some 70
per cent of that 92 had been
promoted to the next grade lev-

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ration with the Ministry of

Tourism and Aviation and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, plus
the Out Islands Promotions
- Board, were: ‘

*e To delay implementation

*.*. for two years until communica-

tions upgrades took place at the

. 19 Family Island airports
* Extend the proposed 24-

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* Accept alternative means
for filing via fax and, “in spe-
cial circumstances”, via tele-
phone

_ The BHA added: “Our pri-



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* Private aircraft are the sup-
port base for the economic
livelihood for residents and
tourists on many of our devel-
oping islands.

* All indications from private
aircraft operators point to a
considerable reduction in flights
and passengers to international
destinations like ours if the rules
are adopted as proposed.

* The spending patterns of

visitors arriving by private air-
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The BHA said: “It should be
further noted, that the
Bahamas’ investments in
improving security, communi-
cations and facility -infrastruc-
ture throughout the archipel-
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2007



CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Expressed in Bahamian $000) (unaudited)









October 3 I, January 31,
2007 2007
Assets | | $ 25,454 29,232
Liabilities (16,326) (21,626)
Shareholders’ equity $ 9,128 7,606
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(B$000) (unaudited)
3 months ended 3 months ended
October 31, 2007 October 31, 2006
Sales $ 21,752 19,323
Cost of sales (15,453) (13,741)
Gross profit 6,299 - §,582
Selling, general and administration expenses (5,892) (5,901)
Other income 83 77
Net operating profit/(loss) 490 (242)
Interest expense (44) (168)
Dividends on preference shares (200) (200)
Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations 246 (610)
Net loss from discontinued operations - (143)
Net profit/(loss) for the period . $ 246 (753)
Income/(loss) per share $0.015 ($0.047)
(B$000) (unaudited)
9 months ended 9 months ended
October 31, 2007 October 31, 2006
Sales $ 64,288 57,993
Cost of sales _ (45,160) (41,344)
‘Gross profit 19,128 16,649
Selling, general and administration expenses (17,565) (17,215)
Other income 282 162
Net operating profit/(loss) 1,845 (404)
Gain on disposal of investment (note 5) 150 -
Pre-opening costs (note 6) (112) °
Interest expense (167) (467)
Dividends on preference shares (618) (601)
Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations 1,098 * (1,472)
Net profit/(loss) from discontinued operations 35 (600)
Gain on disposal of subsidiary (note 2) 39 -
Restructuring charge 350 (1,500)
Net profit/(loss) for the period. $ 1,522 (3,572)
_ Income/(loss) per share $0.096 ($0.225)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(B$000) (unaudited)
9 months ended 9 months ended
October 31,2007 —- October 31, 2006
Cash flows from operations
_Net profit/(loss) for period $ 41,522 (3,572)
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities 88 , (87)
Net cash provided by investing activities 3,789 575
Net cash used in financing activities (4,760) (3,713)
(883) (3,225)

Decrease in cash $

EXPLANATORY NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS -
Nine months ended October 31, 2007

_

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On April 30, 2007, the Company completed the sale of Cost Right Turks and its
associated property for $2,700,000 plus $211,000 representing the value of net current
assets. $2.5m of the proceeds were received on closing and $200,000 will be payable
over 3 years. This note earns interest of 8.5% per annum,

2. PREFERENCE SHARES
On June 30, 2007, the Company made a redemption of $268,000 of the Class A
preference shares. This represents a partial payment on the redemption due on December
31, 2007. ,
On September 30, 2007, the Company made a redemption of $535,000 of the Class A
preference shares and a further redemption of $267,000 will be made on December 31,
2007.

3. SALE OF INVESTMENT
On March 31, 2007, the Company completed the sale of its investment in BSL Holdings
Limited for $2,650,000. $2,500,000 of the proceeds was used to repay the bank debt
taken up to finance the investment.

4, PRE-OPENING COSTS

Pre-opening costs represent costs incurred in the relocation of Cost Right Freeport thom
its former location on Milton Street to The Mall, which were not capital in nature,

Copies of a full set of the unaudited financial statements can be obtained from Brendalee
Gibson, at Abaco Markets Corporate Offices at Town Centre Mall, Blue Hill Road, Nassau,
The Bahamas, tel. 1 242 325 2] 22.
PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007

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FLEMING, from page 1. OO 0 0s

“repeatedly reached out” to the
Hayward side in an effort to
resolve the protracted legal dis-
pute out of court.

“We are open to having dis-
cussions with anyone to find a
solution,” Mr Smith said. “We
have openly offered to develop
a plan to remove the receivers,
have equal representation [with
the Haywards] on the Board of
Directors, and have a tie-break-
er in the event of a dispute, so
that. it does not appear to
investors that there is a distur-
bance in the home.”

The St George estate was
_ “ready, willing and able” to

have discussions with groups
interested in investing in new
opportunities with Port Group
Ltd, and on diversifying the

GBPA’s ownership base.

“But we are not about to sell
our shares,” Mr Smith reiterat-
ed, pointing out that it was the
Haywards who allegedly want-
ed to leave Freeport after agree-
ing to sell their GBPA stake ‘in
principle’ to Fleming for $100
million.

He added that the St George
family all had strong ties to the
Bahamas, with Caroline St

George a Bahamian citizen and --

many of the other children per-
manent residents.

Mr Smith also indicated that
the Haywards’ decision to
accept the Fleming offer,
despite the higher $125 million
bid by Hutchison Whampoa,

was continuing to fuel their sus-

picions that Sir J ack’s son, Rick,

and ousted GBPA chairman

Hannes Babak were involved —

with the Fleming bid.

This has was vehemently
denied Geoffrey Richards, a
director of Fleming Family &
Partners, who told The Tribune
on September 12, 2007, that nei-
ther man was involved with the
Fleming acquisition, nor did
they have a financial stake in
the project. /

Yet Mr Smith said yesterday:

“We are committed to the’

future of Freeport, but we can-
not understand how the trustees
of Sir Jack’s shares would per-
mit and enter into an agreement
with the Fleming Group, when
there is an offer on the table to
Sir Jack and his group by
Hutchison Whampoa for $125
million. Why sell for $25 mil-
lion less than offered by Hutchi-
son? It just doesn’t make any
sense.”

Court documents have
alleged that Fleming, the asset
management and private invest-

ment house, has reached an
agreement in principle to
acquire from Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s family trusts for $100
million their in IDC, which

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

Group Ltd affiliate.

While Fleming may have
agreed a purchase in principle,
the trustees of the Hayward
family trusts said in court-filed
affidavits that the institution
had merely “expressed an inter-
est” in purchasing their GBPA
stake.

It has been suggested that the
St George estate is hoping that,
with Sir Jack having ‘set his
price’ through allegedly agree-
ing to Fleming’s $100 million
offer, the Supreme Court will
order that he instead be com-
pelled to sell to them.

And the Hutchison Wham-
poa offer also faces some obsta-
cles. Having invested some $1
billion in equity into Freeport,
the company holds a 50 per cent
interest in the Grand Bahama
Development Company (Dev-
co), and Freeport Harbour
Company (the holding entity
for the Grand Bahama Inter-
national Airport Company and
the Sea/Air Business Centre.

It also has majority owner-
ship of the Freeport Container
Port, and owns 100 per cent the
Our Lucaya Resort and Silver
Point upscale condominium

Hutchison Whampoa’s posi-
tion as the joint owner of
Freeport’s productive assets
would make it seem like a nat-
ural purchaser of the GBPA. It
is also understood to be dan-
gling in front of the Govern-
ment the carrot that, if its bid
was successful, it would activate
Clause 4 (2) in the 1960 amend-
ment to the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement, which allows for
the GBPA’s quasi-governmen-
tal, regulatory, licensing and
governance powers to be
devolved to an undefined ‘Local
Authority’, with backing from
80 per cent of GBPA licensees.

This would in effect leave
Hutchison with ownership of
Freeport’s productive assets, but
divest itself of all regulatory
functions. However, it is unclear
how a ‘devolved’ GBPA would

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function, who would run it, who ;
would sit on its Board, and how
it would be made financially
self-sustainable.

Apart from Freeport becom-
ing a ‘one company’ town if its
bid ultimately succeeded, anoth-
er issue if Hutchison Whampoa
was ultimately successful would -
be the US reaction. Washing-
ton is already understood to be -

extremely nervous over the ‘.’-’- |

existing Chinese ownership and
presence on Grand Bahama.
Fleming has been far more
transparent with its plans for
the GBPA if it succeeds, Rod-
die Fleming, its principal
investor, telling The Tribune
that it would target financial

services, medical services and | _

the latter’s links to education
and research as industries to
drive Freeport’s future.

NOTICE

= 1 owns the GBPA and its Port

The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited
hereby notifies all of its Shareholders
that the Bank’s actual net profit, based
on unaudited results for the fourth
uarter ended 31st October, 2007 was
6,917,075. As a result, a dividend of
thirteen cents (0.13 cents) per Ordinary
Share will be paid on 8th December,

2007 to all shareholders of record as at
11th December, 2007.

Please be further advised that as a
result of net income of $22,110,928
during fiscal 2007 and the sound
financial position of the company, a
special dividend of five cents (0.05
cents) per Ordinary Share will also be
paid on 18th December, 2007 to all
shareholders of record as_ at
11th December, 2007. |

The Bank’s total asset were $712,402,488
for the quarter ended 31st Octob@g2007.

KEVA L. BAIN
CORPORATE SECRETARY

Dated 4th December, 2007



CLIENT ACCOUNTANT

Trust & Corporate Services

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The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta,
Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Butterfield Bank offers a wide range of
services to local and international clients.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a results oriented self starter with
a record of professional achievements to join a dynamic Trust & Corporate
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Client Accounting.

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Closing Date: December 7, 2007

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development.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ORCHIDS AND ROSES INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
30th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ELECTRA STARS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
30th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

TEACHING
VACANCIES

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified Teachers for positions
available at St. John’s College, St. Anne’s School
and Bishop Michael Eldon School in Freeport.

Primary
Computer/Primary
Spanish
English

Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor of Master
Degrees from an accredited University or College
and Teaching Certificate need apply.

For further details and application form, please
contact the Anglican Central Education Authority
on Sands Road at telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed application
forms with copies of required documents must be
sent by Friday, December 14th, 2007 to the
Anglican Education Department addressed to:-

The Director of Education -
Anglican Central Education Authority
P. O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas



NOTICE is hereby given that ELOTES LEJUSTE of
SOLDIER RD., 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 27TH day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERNESTO GONGORA of
SEA BEACH ESTATES, P.O. BOX CB-11533, 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 4TH day of
December, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PHILLIP A. NATHAN of
SUNSET PARK, CARMICHAEL RD., P.O. BOX CR-56778,
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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EDOUARD AUGUST of
MALCOM ALLOTMENT, P.O. BOX SS-6360, 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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KATHIA GEDEON of PINE
BARREN ROAD OFF PRINCE CHARLES DR., 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 27TH day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.









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@ By ADRIAN SAINZ
AP Business Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Lennar Cor-
poration has sold land in eight

continues to pare down inven-
tory in the face of the housing
crisis.

While analysts noted the deal

“* would result in future charges

- for the Miami-based builder,

investors were heartened by the
sale, sending Lennar’s stock up
more than five per cent to
$16.74 Monday.

Lennar said late Friday it
formed a land investment ven-

,, ture with Morgan Stanley Real
_. Estate to acquire, develop, man-



age and sell residential real
estate, with Lennar selling prop-
erties valued at $1.3 billion to
the venture for $525 million.
The acquired properties
include about 11,000 homesites

growing and ambitious strate-
gy of becoming a “near assetless
homebuilder” that builds homes
and controls land, but does not
own it, Wachovia Capital Mar-

““Such business models tend
to post higher returns on capital,
inventory turns and free cash
flow relative to peers,” the
report said.

In the near term, however,
the bold strategy comes in “a
far second to market conditions
in housing that continue to with-
er,” such.as low margins, bloat-
ed inventories and falling prices,
he wrote.

Lennar will book a loss of
about $3.09 per share from the
land sale in the fourth quarter
and its net book inventory value
would decline about 20 per cent,
Reichardt wrote.

Wachovia lowered its fourth-

ed its biggest quarterly loss in
the company’s 53-year history,
as tough times in the national
housing market led to drops in
sales prices and home deliveries,

Lennar will hold a 20 per cent
ownership stake and SO per cent
voting rights in the new ven-
ture, manage its operations and
receive fees for its services.
Lennar also signed option
agreements and rights of first
offer giving it the opportunity to
purchase certain finished home-
sites at current market values
from the investment venture.

Options

Rehaut pointed to both the
options and the possibility of
receiving “disproportionate”
share of the venture’s distribu-
tions should it surpass its finan-
cial targets as positives for









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.*.*.* dollar, giving the homebuilder a cut its work force by 35 per cent
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Friday, December 14th, 2007 - 12 noon
Monday, December 24th, 2007 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 - CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 - CLOSED
Monday, December 31st, 2007 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008- CLOSED _

in 32 communities nationally, quarter eatnings per share esti- —- Lennar. We apologize for any |
._._. consisting of raw landand both mate for Lennar to a_loss of “The combined expertise and inconvenience caused and
; partially and fully developed $4.15, compared to its previous resources provided by the take this opportunity to
; homesites in California, Col- estimates of a loss of $1.01. | Lennar/Morgan Stanley team thank Dee

orado, Florida, Illinois, Mary- | Wachovia also adjusted its full- will allow us to maximize the ank you for your

land, Massachusetts, Nevada year 2007 earnings per share _ value of this portfolio and pro- patronage during 2007 and

and New Jersey. estimate from a loss of $5.37 to vide a footprint to capitalize on we look forward to your

e a loss of $8.50. inefficiencies in today’s resi- continued patronage in
se Acquired JP Morgan research analyst dential real estate matket,” said 2008. ’

he

As of September 30, the
acquired properties had a book
value of about $1.3 billion for
Lennar, one of the nation’s
largest home builders. Lennar
has said it was working to con-
vert land and new home inven-
tory into cash.

- The deal generates immedi-
ate cash for Lennar and is a
continuation of the company’s

Michael Rehaut wrote that the
$775 million loss on the deal as
a “net negative” for Lennar and
the homebuilding industry
because it points to more
impairment charges on assets
such as land into 2008.

“We believe the loss on the
sale is a major negative, as it
shows charges are far from
over,” Rehaut wrote. ;

In September, Lennar report-

Stuart Miller, president and
chief executive of Lennar. “This
transaction provides us with
increased liquidity and flexibil-
ity at an opportune time.”
Citigroup Global Markets
Realty Corp. acted as sole lead
arranger for the acquisition
financing to the investment ven-
ture. Morgan Stanley acted as

financial adviser to Morgan: |

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mental agreement. Otherwise, :.°.°°
you're re-opening negotiations.”- |

On the work week reduction,’.*.°-'
Mr Ferguson added: “I don’t.’.*.°-
think the union is opposed to: :-

that. The union has taken the ~~

position that a three-day work

week reduction is reasonable, ~~”

and will go that route from Jan-

_uary to March.

“It’s practical to do so, and
it’s in the best interests of the -
union, the company and the

worker to do so. I am certain’:
that if the company is reason- °°)

able, the union will be reason-

able, because in this case the ,-.-.-

union has agreed with the com- - | -

pany without a supplemental °
agreement.”

Glenn Bannister, Morton
Salt’s managing director,

declined to comment when con- _- : ° ; :

tacted by The Tribune.

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However, a source close to

the company confirmed that
Morton Salt had been in talks
with the union over the last two
weeks, and repeated an offer

made in negotiations over the "~~

July 11 agreement - but never
taken up - of a three-day work
week in lieu of lay-offs to cope

with the reduced salt harvest .'..-

caused by excessive rainfall.
However, the company’s
position is that the supplemen-
tal agreement must be signed
and negotiated before the July
11 agreement is filed with the ©
Industrial Tribunal, as it “has a
situation now that has to be

: The company, the source
said, wants “a supplemental
agreement attached to the exist-

ing agreement dealing with lay- | ---

offs and redundancies”.

Mr Ferguson previously said ;* : . :

the union objected to the “irrev-
ocable” nature of the supple-
mental agreement that Morton
Salt was seeking, as this meant
that the clause related to lay-
offs would be set in stone, and
could not be changed during
negotiations on future industri-
al agreements.

Yet the source said this was
not correct, and Morton Salt |
was merely seeking something |
in writing so that neither_party

could renege on or sue the oth- | -|-: :

er over.
The issue of lay-offs - tempo-

rary or otherwise - is a ‘hot’ one .-

at Morton Salt currently, given
that the unusually heavy rainfall
experienced by Inagua this year,
even prior to Tropical Storm -
Noel, had melted the salt cake °
in the company’s pans and left it
looking at running out of salt

_ to harvest by the end of this

month.
Morton Salt’s 2007 produc-

tion is likely to be just 500,000 -:-2-2

tonnes, some 40 per cent of the * a > "3

normal 1.2 million tonnes, “a
tremendous loss”.

The Tribune previously ...°..
reported that as a result of the *.*.*-°
five to six inches of rain that fell | -.-

in August, instead of seeing a

one-inch salt growth, which tele!

would have translated into -
300,000 tonnes for harvesting,
Morton Salt saw growth of only
1/5 of an inch,

Only 60,000 tonnes was
grown and harvested in August,
a shortfall of 240,000 tonnes.

Inagua’s economy is heavily
dependent on Morton Salt,
which employs 60 per cent of
its workforce.

Morton Salt’s line staff num- +: >:

bers around 105, of which the ">">"

union represents 85. The com-
pany also employs 26 manager-

ial staff, making its total work- - -.*.*

force complement 130-strong.

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