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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Mom and daughter deaths:letter found Volume: 107 No.236SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND BREEZY HIGH 89F LOW 80F P OLICE now think the deaths of a mother and child found floating in the har b our may be a tragic case of murder-suicide. According to sources close to the investigation,n ew evidence suggests A manda Seymour Burrows, 32, was depressed at the time of her death. Based ont his, officers think it is possible she murdered her daughter and killed herself. Among this evidence is said to be a letter Ms Burrows wrote to herself detailing her troubles. Meanwhile, the official line is that police are still awaiting autopsy results to determine exactly what caused the deaths. The bodies of Ms Burrows and her five-year-old daughter Kaysha were pulled from waters behind Elizabeth and Bay Plaza by defence force officers on Tuesday. Police say there were no visible injuries on the bodies. S uperintendent Stephen Dean said he hopes the autopsy results will ber eleased soon. We have been interviewing people but we cannot arrest anyone or have anys uspects because the deaths h ave not yet been classified. At this point it can be anything. We cannot specu-l ate what caused their deaths, however we are covering all angles. There are also unanswered questions about the discovery of Ms Burrows Nissan Sentra, which was spotted on Wednesday by a passing jogger who read about the search for this missing piece of this investigation in the news. According to Superintendent Paul Rolle, officer in charge of the Central Detec tive Unites, suggestions that the car was driven by someone after the mother and Mother may have been depressed, sources suggest TRY OUR PINA COLADA McFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FIRST CLASS HEADSTARTPRESCHOOL BEGINSTHENEWTERM By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter A FOURTH suspect was charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Island Luck Web Cafe yesterday. Kermit Evans, also known as Amos Evans, limped into Court 8 at Bank Lane with his right arm in a cast and sling. He was charged with eight counts of armed robbery and three counts of intent to endanger the lives of three policemen. Before the defendant was brought into court, police prosecutor Sergeant Bernard Smith told Magistrate Jeanine Weech Gomez that Evans was not able to climb the staircase. SEE page six F OUR TH MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ARMED R OBBER Y OF WEB CAFE COURT NEWS SEE page six By SANCHESKA BROWN T HE Pan-American Heath O rganisation has made recommendations to the government on how to best control a nd eliminate the dengue out break in the Bahamas. PAHO representatives have b een in New Providence for a bout two weeks working with officials from the ministries of the environment and health to m ap out the way forward. Dr Gerry Eykemans, PAHO representative for theB ahamas, said we are not alone in the fight against dengue fever there are currently ten other Caribbean c ountries with dengue fever outbreaks. Dr Eykemans said there n eeds to be some environ mental and health intervenINTERNATIONAL GR OUP GIVES GOVT ADVICE ON DENGUE CONTROL SEE page six B y MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter THE complicated legal battle between two million-a ire Israeli brothers resurf aced yesterday with fresh claims the presiding judge had favoured one brother over theo ther. Rami Weisfisch, 64, called on Justice Stephen Isaacs tor ecuse himself from the bitter legal dispute, as he had shown bias towards his younger brother Amir Weissfisch in his ruling, argued Nicholas Lavender, QC. Mr Lavender suggested the Supreme Court judge had shown animosity towards Mr Weisfisch, by describing his recusal application as corrupt and sinister. CLAIMS THAT JUDGE F A V OURED ONE BR O THER OVER AN O THER KERZNER International confirmed yesterday that is has been granted an extension to repay its $2.78 billion loan that is due next month. This comes after Kerzner managing director George Markantonis said the company was in active and "constructive discussions" with their lenders. Last month, Bloomberg News reported that Kerzner International Holdings, which is part-owned by Dubai World's Istithmar, might default on the mortgages if a deal cannot be reached. On Wednesday, a former Chamber of Commerce President said a default would send "enormous shockwaves" through the Bahamian economy. Yesterday, a spokesperson for the company said: We can confirm that Kerzner has received an extension from our lenders and we continue to be in active and constructive dis cussions with them. It remains business as usual at all of our properties and resorts. KERZNER GRANTED EXTENSION TO REPAY $2.78BN LOAN SEE page six GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Arthur Foulkes outside of the new Straw Market on Bay Street. The Gov ernor General toured the new facility which is expected to open some time this month. SEEPAGETWO Felip Major /Tribune staff GOVERNORGENERALTOURSNEWSTRAWMARKET KERMIT EVANS outside of court


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Happy BirthdayIf you see this Diva today wish her a veryFrom the 3 Amigos G OVERNORGENERAL S ir Arthur Foulkes and his wife Lady Joan Foulkes tour the new S traw Market on Bay Street yesterday. The facility is expected to open this month. Felip Major /Tribune staff LIMA, Peru Associated Press MEMBERSof the hacker group Anony mous are claiming responsibility for cyberattacks that overwhelmed the websites of Peru's presidency and judiciary. The activists say on Facebook that they launched Friday's denialof-service attacks to protest the "ineptitude and corruption" of Peru vian authorities. Such attacks flood websites with data, typically using Internet-con nected "zombie" computers hijacked with Trojan Horse programs. The chief of Peru's police cybercrime unit confirms the attacks, which knocked the sites offline for at least six hours. Oscar Gonzales says the sites' owners did not report the outages to police. Spokesmen for the presidency and judiciary have declined to confirm their sites were under attack. HACKER GROUP ANONYMOUS OVER WHELMS PERU WEBSITES


T HE Democratic National Alliance has slammed the complaints of a Cabinet mini ster whose daughter was pictured on the new partys web site, calling them trivial and s illy. T he DNA issued a statement yesterday saying they w ere unaware the person in question was the daughter of the Minister of Youth, Sportsand Culture Charles Maynard when the image was uploaded to The party said it was disap pointed the minister chose to complain about the image in a public broadcast. First, we would like to thank Minister Maynard for the large volume of hits we got on our website last night, because of his story, the par ty said. With crime rising at unprecedented levels, government spending out of con trol, record unemployment, a failing educational system and numerous other social and e conomic issues for which this ministers government seems to have no answers, it is u nfortunate that he would seek to use the public air waves to address a matter that i s so seemingly unimportant t o the average Bahamian struggling in and under o ppressed and suppressed conditions. The DNA called Mr Maynards response unfortunate and somewhat shameful, and accused him of playing politics and attempting to score brownie points by bringing the matter to the media before contacting DNA leader Branville McCartney. This is particularly so, the DNA said, as he and Mr McCartney are friends and parliamentary colleagues. The party said: We find this matter to be very trivial and silly. However, the DNA understands that this is now silly season. We would like the public t o know that the photograph was used with the permission of the photographer and in n o way did we breach any laws, particularly as the photo was previously published forp ublic consumption in a local d aily and already in the public domain. In using the photo, the party intended no harm and as a courtesy to the minister and his family, the photograph has been removed from our website. In the future, however, the D NA hopes that the minister and other public figures looked upon for practical s olutions to simple matters, would be more practical in their approach and not seekt o make everything about poli tics. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011, PAGE 3 THE Grand Bahama Performing Arts S ociety announced that its first college scholarship recipient is Calvin Parker Jr. M r Parker was presented with a $5000 c heque by two members of the GBPAS committee, treasurer Ivy Elden and secretary Colleen Lewis. He is a native of Grand Bahama and t he son of Calvin and Colene Parker. In June, he successfully completed a two year course at the College oftheB ahamas, New Providence, and received an associates degree in music. This dedicated young man will continu e his education at Full Sail University in O rlando, Florida this month, and will p ursue a bachelor of science degree in recording arts. D r Christy Lee, assistant professor of music at COB, said: Calvin Parker is a very worthy and deserving student. Heh as excelled in all of his work at the Coll ege of the Bahamas and is ready for the o pportunities that Full Sail University will afford. I know the scholarship from the GBPAS will go a long way in helping him realise his dreams and I am gratefult o this organisation for helping young Bahamian musicians. Mr Parker thanked the GBPAS for t he scholarship. It is very helpful and I will surely use it as a stepping stone to launch myself into great things at Full Sail. I am ready f or the challenge, he said. President and founder of the GBPAS Dalia Feldman said: We are so thrilledt hat our hopes and goals have come to fruition in such a short time. It is our privilege to be able to help deserving students of the arts through scholarship and educational programmes. This year we have awarded more than $18,000 ins cholarships and funding. We certainly could not do this without the support of our members and spons ors, and we would like to give a special t hank you to our major sponsors: Thayers Natural Remedies, Pelican Bay H otel, American Airlines/American Eagle, the Bahamas Weekly, Keen Media and Mackey Media. The GBPAS isa charitable organisat ion that was launched in January of 2009 by volunteers who are passionate about the performing arts. The objective is to provide members of the community of Grand Bahama with a variety of international musical, theatri c al and dance performances throughout the year. They also seek to inform the youth of G rand Bahama about the endless possi b ilities of a career in the performing arts field through the provision of scholar s hips to local music and dance schools, as well as summer camps and colleges abroad. The GBPAS can be contacted on g; or www.face gbperform. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT The rape trial of A lbert Whylly Sr is winding down and a verdict could come early next week as the prosecution and defence are both set to present their final address to the jury on Monday. S enior Justice Hartman Longl ey will deliver his summation of t he case on the same day. Whylly, a 59-year-old clergyman and fruit vendor, is accused of having sex with a nine-year-old girl. The matter was fast-tracked to the Supreme Court by Voluntary Bill of Indictment. The incident is alleged to have occurred on February 6, 2011, at a home on Jobson Avenue, where the alleged victim had been dropped off by her mother. Carlson Shurland represents Whylly, who is out on bail. According to evidence, the alleged victim, testified that she was lying on her stomach on the f loor watching television when she f elt a tap on her leg. She said she was instructed to turn over. She testified that Whylly then had sex with her. The alleged victim wrote her m other a note the following day t elling of what had happened. Whylly was arrested on February 7, 2011, and charged with having unlawful sex with a minor. On Friday, the accused took the stand and denied the charge. RAPE TRIAL VERDICT COULD COME NEXT WEEK DN AHITS BACK OVER MINISTERS DAUGHTER IN WEBSITE PHOTO GB PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AWARDS FIRST COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP TO CALVIN PARKER JR FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Calvin Parker Sr, GBPAS treasurer Ivy Elden, Calvin Parker Jr, Colene Parker and GBPAS secretary Colleen Lewis. PARTYSAYSCHARLESMAYNARDSCOMPLAINTSARE TRIVIALANDSILL MANACCUSEDOF RAPINGNINE-YEAR-OLDGIRL Prosecution and defence set to present final address to jury on Monday ACCUSED: ALBERT WHYLLY SR


EDITOR, The Tribune. THISletter is in response to a contribution published iny our paper on Friday, Sept ember 9, 2011, written by Mr Arnold F Bain Jr. His resounding message throughout the letter seemed to revolve around the fact that w e should thank the FNM g overnment for opening up the airwaves of the Bahamas. I t struck a chord with me, only because I was actually involved in a discussion a feww eeks ago and the exact same phrase was uttered. I am definitely not politically biased, a ligned, nor inclined so my c omments should be recognized to apply to all of our past governments and allc olours slated to appear on the upcoming ballot. I may be nave, too young, o r too ungrateful but I am generally not inclined to Thank my government for doing those things that are a matter of course in society. Am I honestly, in the 21st century, living in a democ r atic society like ours supposed to thank a government for deregulating the airwaves and in effect dissolving a government communication monopoly? My friend, this is n ot Cuba. This is not North K orea. This is not the old Soviet Union. And if it were, and it was my only choice tol ive, I may have chosen to die rather than to have what I believe are certain inalienable rights to freedom strippeda way without my consent. As it stands, living in a free and democratic sovereign nation, w here the association of Government has a mandate to protect the freedom of indi viduals and to govern towards the advancement of the society, you do not get credit forn ot imposing a dictatorship on the people. The gentleman lists some other achievements likeA tlantis? And Ive heard others say similar things about Baha Mar. These are not national accomplishments; these things are internationalb usiness ventures where the shareholders would never come to the Bahamas if theo verall benefit did not outweigh the costs. The government doesnt get credit for s omeone elses vision. As a g overnment, you dont get thanks for signing a piece of paper. What a governments hould get thanks for is fostering an environment where the people of the Bahamas c an reach their full potential a nd create opportunities for an even more successful future. The fact of the matter r emains that successive gov ernments have got a pass, because for some reasonB ahamians are a thankful set o f people. Somehow we do not realize that we pay for G overnment to exist. Would you operate a business and have your workers coming in and telling you everyday what t hey are going to do or not do. This disconnect between the people and this land, the people and the governing of this land is a majority con t ributor to the downward spir al we are experiencing in our country. In our home, we throw trash in the trash, when we go out, the same people throw trash on the street. Ther eason is simply that we dont f eel like we own the street so that can stay dirty, but we feel like we own the house, we must keep that looking clean. Ownership, is the single u nderlying factor; Ownership b rings responsibility and ownership brings accountability. S o as an owner of this country, I wont say thank you to the government for openingt he airwaves, but I will tell them to stop talking and work harder! In fact, I might be less p olite and tell the government t o shut up and work harder! And while youre at it, can you please take out this trasht hat I pay you to collect. If not, Im definitely thinking about cutting your pay! In thisr egard, I might actually be late to the party. You want to know why you cant collect proper customs duties? The citizens are cutting your pay! You want to know why you cant collect real property tax e s? The citizens are cutting your pay! You want to know why you cant collect proper business license fees? The citizens are cutting your pay! So I would say to the governm ent (and all aspiring s imple. Work and you will get paid. The rules dont change for y ou just because you got elected. You are not a king or prince, you are a servant. So serve! T here is honour in service, havent you heard? W AYNE WILSON Nassau, September 9, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 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 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 W EBSITE w updated daily at 2pm RICHMOND, Va. New cigarette w arning labels that show the sewn-up c orpse of a smoker or a picture of dise ased lungs shouldn't be prevented from a ppearing on packs next year while a federal judge determines whether they violate tobacco companies' free speech rights, the Food and Drug Administration said Frid ay. Some of the nation's largest tobacco c ompanies, led by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C o. and Lorillard Tobacco Co., sued last month to block the labels, questioning their constitutionality and saying that changing cigarette packaging will cost mill ions of dollars. T he companies said the warnings don't simply convey facts to inform people's d ecision whether to smoke but instead force the companies to display govern ment anti-smoking advocacy more promi n ently than their own branding. The companies have asked the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., for ap reliminary injunction to stop the labels, which the FDA has mandated as part of its new authority to regulate tobacco. In response, the FDA said Friday that t he public interest in conveying the dan gers of smoking outweighs the companies' free speech rights. And it said the financial c osts to the companies of switching to incorporate the new graphics equals about one-tenth of their annual net sales, whicht he FDA said is not sufficient to justify the injunction. "The public interest strongly militates against delaying health warnings that moree ffectively convey the extraordinary, undisputed health risks created by the use of plaintiffs' products," the FDA said in its f iling. "(W manufacturers, tobacco products are deadly." The agency says it drew on the advice o f various experts in health, marketing, graphic design and advertising to create the labels, which the FDA said are similar to those used in other countries, including Canada. The FDA said Congress gave it the authority to require the new labels because existing warnings dating to 1984 were going unnoticed and health warnings weren't being conveyed effectively. T he companies have until next Friday to r espond. A hearing on the injunction is set f or September 21, with a decision to come a s early as October. In June, the FDA approved nine new warning labels that companies are to print on the entire top half of cigarette packs, f ront and back. The new warnings, each of which includes a number for a stop-smok i ng hotline, must constitute 20 per cent o f cigarette advertising, and marketers are to rotate use of the images. One label depicts a corpse with its chest sewn up and the words "Smoking can kill y ou." Another shows a healthy pair of l ungs beside a yellow and black pair with a warning that smoking causes fatal lung d isease. Joining R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard in the suit are Commonwealth Brands Inc.,L iggett Group LLC and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. Altria Group Inc., parent company of t he nation's largest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, which makes top-selling Marlboros, is not a part of the lawsuit. The free speech lawsuit is separate f rom a lawsuit by several of the same com panies over the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. That law, w hich took effect two years ago, cleared the way for the more graphic warning labels, but also allowed the FDA to limitn icotine and banned tobacco companies from sponsoring athletic or social events or giving away free samples or branded mer chandise. A federal judge upheld many parts of the law, but the companies are appealing. While the tobacco industry's latest legal c hallenge may not hold up either, it could delay the new warning labels for years. And that is likely to save cigarette makers millions of dollars in lost sales and i ncreased packaging costs. Analysts say tobacco companies are increasingly relying on their packaging to build brand loyalty and grab consumers. It's one of few advertising levers left to pull since the government has curbed their presence in magazines, billboards and TV. (By Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer). You are a servant, so serve! LETTERS l FDA says judge shouldn't stop cigarette warnings EDITOR, The Tribune. THE passing of Irene should cause BTC/CWC to revisit their priorities as a national entity, I hope the admission by the marketing manager that they did not have any satellite telephones or were not in the satellite telephone business is not a reflection of those priorities. A company that is in business in an island state, has to know where they are doing business and it seems that the reality of hur ricanes were left out of the privatisation equation. I know that we see a lot of full page ads as to the level of contribution BTC/CWC is making to the relief effort and this is a good thing; but the nation had a front row seat to the Irene updating and it seems like NEMA was out of the loop for quite a while, but for tunately the private radio stations kept the nation informed. Was NEMAs bad show ing, because of a lack of communication or the lack of the ability to communicate? In the past, the satellite phones were a staple for NEMA, the questions are: Were they in use? Were they absent? Will the public ever know? I want to ask if BTC/CWC is really in the communications business on a national level, as they say they are. EDWARD HUTCHESON Nassau, September 2, 2011 BTC/CWC should r evisit their priorities


By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter THE US Embassy in Nassau i s marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with an act of generosity. US President Barrack Obama, in remembrance of the 2001 terrorist attacks and the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, has established September 11 as a National Day of Ser-v ice. Taking up his call, the embassy in Nassau donated more than 400 childrens books as well as bookshelves, a rug, brightly coloured pillows and a large nursery rhyme mural to the GK Symonette Public Library in Yellow Elder Gar-d ens. The donation and rehabilitation of the librarys childrens corner will honour President Obamas call to service in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, said the embassy in a statement. V isiting the library, embassy Charg daffaires John Dinkelman sat down with second grade students from CW Sawyer Primary School and explained to them that they are the future. He told them that rather than looking back at the events o f September 11 and being angry, people should look forw ard to the good, and never give up. Speaking to the press, Mr Dinkelman said: We have a responsibility ethically and m orally to look forward and do what we can, as President Obama requested, to use this time not to mourn and think of the misery and horror but rather to look to the future and invest in the future. Yes we are a product of our history, we will learn from it so w e will not repeat it but we will also learn how to overcome it. Acknowledging that the library is an important part of the community, embassy spokesperson Lisa Thibault said it was a prefect opportunity to give back and provide a safe, inviting and fun environment f or the children. Later yesterday afternoon, embassy volunteers were involved in a second commu nity service project when they gathered on Jaws Beach to join in a US Coast Guard led beach clean-up, to help ensure that the popular beach for local fam ilies remains clean, green and pristine. According to the embassy statement, the event was part of an ongoing beach clean-up initiative that started at the beginning of this year with the aim of solidifying the Coast Guards overreaching philosophy of environmental protection and service to local communities. T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011, PAGE 5 D UE to Hurricane Irene, the September farmer's market at the Bahamas National Trust has been cancelled. T he market will reopen October 8, which coincides w ith International Migratory B ird Day. "I'm vexed, aghast, horrified and just downright very sad. My colleague at work told me that his neighbour left his dog chained to a fence out in the hurricane. A falling tree just missed him. Apart from that, the dog is skinny and neglected and b arks sadly all day. Gandhi said 'The measure of a society is how well its people treat its animals. With animal shelters here overflowing with stray and unwanted animals, the Bahamas doesn't measure up very well." Maggie I was darn vex when my children (were w ork around 8pm and BEC cuts off the power for about two hours. Parents "I am vex to see that the police are at the schools to guide t he students. Especially since we are a nation guided by Christian principles one would expect hundreds of the Christ ian pastors, reverends, doctors, elders and other Christian v olunteers to adopt a school and be doing that job instead or are they only available to do the Christian things on Sunday only?" Observer I am a little vex that people can be talking on how lucky w e were with Hurricane Irene without giving thanks to all the t rees which lessened the impact of the strong breezes on our homes. The trees were blasted and we could have even done better had we not cut down the fruit trees because oft he 'tiefs' who used to 'tief' the fruits." Tree lover I vex when I sees a bunch of senior, khaki starched, s harply dressed with shiny buttons, police officers swinging their little black sticks coming through in my neighbourhood as though they on the Napoleonic battle. What's needed instead to assure the people in my 'ghetto' that is for the police to come on walkabouts dressed in battle SWAT team gear with bigger machine guns and bul-l ets, Rambo style, so that the punks hiding behind their ma s kirt and their ma and sis, too, can see who has the bigger, badder guns and is the law. "Swinging a little black stick does not show who is boss." Times change "Talk about vex, more like wanting to lower my stan d ards by shouting back at those clowns gathered at the foot of the bridge coming back from Paradise island shouting the 'national word every two words and everybody passing, tourists, children and normal people have to hear the limit e d vocabulary as the clowns display their lack of broughtupsy while we waiting on the East Bay traffic lights and not a police in sight!" Native Are you vex? Send complaints to W H Y Y O U LOCAL NEWS CW SAWYER Primary School students at the library. F ARMERS MARKET AT BNT C ANCELLED IN SEPTEMBER ACT OF GENEROSITY FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 THE US EMBASSY INVESTS IN THE FUTURE WITH LIBRARY DONATION


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427( SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2011Theme: "Like Good Stewards of The Manifold Grace of God, Serve One Another With Whatever Gift Each of You Have Received." 7:00 a.m. Bro. Ernest Miller Sr./Sis. Mathilda Woodside 10:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Ernest Miller Sr. (HC 7:00p.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Cherese Brown However, Evans who wore a wrin kled white T-shirt and black basketball shorts later shuffled into court. He complained that he was not fit to s tand and was allowed to sit as his charges were read to him. The reason for his injuries were not m ade clear in court. The prosecution alleged that during the September 1 armed robbery, Evans robbed Shantell Dorsette of cash belonging to Island Luck; a handbag worth $10 and $20 cash from Delores Rolle; $400 from Janice Ferguson; a Blackberry cell phone worth $350 from Lakeisha Adderley; $800 and a Nokia cell phone worth $300 from Wellington Ford; $400 from Anthony Roker; ah andbag worth $50, $200 cash and a Bahamian passport valued at $50 and other personal effects from Sheila Dou-g las; and a Nokia cell phone worth $250 a nd $80 handbag from Tiffany Turnquest. He was also charged with three counts o f firearm possession with intent to endanger the lives of detectives Insp S Saunders, Sgt 1218 Demeritte and Constable 971 Davis. When asked by the magistrate if he had anything to say, Evans first replied: "No ma'am." He then quickly added: "Like I say, I can't really talk. . I was at the basket ball court when at the time when this thing happened." H e had no attorney present. Sgt Smith argued that due to the nature of the charges Evans should notb e granted bail. E vans was not required to enter a plea to any of the charges and his matter was adjourned to November 30. H e was put on remand at Her Majesty's Prison but can petition the Supreme Court for a bail hearing. Earlier this week Shakatoure Thompson, 31, Tamico Bannister, 22, and Orlando Wimms, 27, were also charged with the Island Luck robbery. tions. The Ministry needs to fog twice a day, he said. Theren eeds to be enhanced surv eillance and increased health a ccess, meaning clinic hours need to be extended and o pened over the weekends. We also recommend h ealth education promotion, with messages crafted in such a way to effect change in the a ction of the population, and the government needs tof orm campaigns to eliminate b reeding sites that involve s chools and community o rganisations to reduce mosquito population and dengue c ases. In response, the government is launching its Fightt he Bite campaign. A ccording to Health Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, the campaign is targeted toward s chools and communities. Dr Minnis said: We are embarking on educationalp rogrammes in schools. We will go into the various schools throughout the Bahamas to inform people on how they can best assist the g overnment in this fight. We cannot do this alone. We n eed the publics support. Fogging will only help if people do what they are supposed to around their homes. I t only takes seven days for an egg to hatch into a full breeding adult. So we are workinga long with the Department o f Environment, Bahamas Waste and Rotary to pass out l eaflets and hold seminars so the public can be best informed on how they can help. D r Robert Lee, health disaster advisor, also made the following recommendations: The Bahamas needs to improve surveillance, data a nalysis and use of data, e mbark in aggressive prevent ative measures in the Family Islands, assess the effectiveness of the insecticides in use and strengthening the monitoring of impact of fogginga ctivities by tracking mosquito populations. In the long run the government needs to ensure con-t inuous water supply to all houses to prevent people f rom collecting water in their b ackyard. Review dengue prevention and control prog rammes annually and i nvolve the whole population p reventing mosquito breedi ng. Since coming to the B ahamas, PAHO has con firmed one type of dengue w hich is type one. T here also has been one c onfirmed dengue death. The M inistry of Health is investigating two other deaths. They do not expect those results soon. PAHO representatives h ave also confirmed that reported dengue cases have b een declining over the past few weeks and the number of dengue fever-like cases are predominately from eastern and southeastern communi t ies. Ministry of Health officials estimate the number of casesg oing to health care facilities will top 4,000 by the end of this week. Last weeks counts tood at 3,300. Dr Minnis is asking the public to take ten minutes once a week to walk arounda nd get rid of or seal any con tainers that hold water. Each resident is being a sked to take responsibility to make sure there are no mosquitoes growing in theiry ards. It appears the judge had already made up his mind inr elation to the recusal application, Mr Lavender said. And you are suggesting that it was brought in bad faith. H e further stated that Just ice Isaacs had heard submissions from Amirs counsel on the ruling, but not from Ramis, which he said showed agreement with the other party. A nd he queried the i ntegrity of court records, as he said the transcripts did not match those of a private stenographer hired by Amirs counsel during the hearings in July and August last year. H owever these arguments w ere flatly denied by Courtney Pearce, junior counsel for Amir Weissfisch, who said Mr Lavender had taken the judges use of the word corrupt out of context, and that the presence of theirs tenographer was accepted a t the time. This is an attempt by them to build a case wheren o case exists, Ms Pearce said. They have gone back more than a year, they have raised things that the case never raised. They were not perceived a t that stage because they did n ot exist, and they do not exist today; this all because of the applicants desperation. Desperation to avoid losing; to avoid any outcome that is unfavourable to him. M s Pearce said this was R amis third application for a judge to recuse himself, as an informal, and then formal application was made for Justice Jon Isaacs to drop thec ase. He recused himself in J uly 2009, as his wife worked f or one of the parties. Earlier the Appeal Court upheld an application that Senior Justice Anita Allen should recuse herself fromt he case. However, Miss Pearce argued: There is nothing in the entirety of these proceedings that a fair-minded and informed observerw ould find worth of a judges recusal." Brian Moree, QC, repres enting Amir Weissfischs children, set out the grounds f or recusal and said there was no evidence to support a case for Justice Stephen Isaacs to step down. H e urged Justice Isaacs to resist any temptation he might have to drop the complicated financial dispute, and live up to his judicial responsibility by continuing with it, and not delaying pro-c eedings further by leaving i t for another judge to pick up. The conduct of the court to date is remarkable, Mr Moree said, finding nog rounds for the judge's r ecusal. The real complaint is that you ruled against them. All submissions were heard by 5pm, when Justice Stephen Isaacs adjourned,a nd said he would read the arguments and issue his decision on the application recusal in writing. Rami Weisfisch, an Israeli metals trader, ran MetalR esources Group Limited (MRG ny, which became a domi-n ant force in the global cobalt market in 1999 and c losed in 2000. His brother Amir Weissfisch was his partner. (The brothers spell their surnames differently). A mir engaged in a court fight with his brother Rami in England in 2006, over claims that Rami refused to account to his younger brother for their partnership profits. A t the time Amir claimed t hat he had an agreement with his elder brother, Rami, who was about to have a lifethreatening heart operation. Rami wanted to make cer-t ain that his family was prov ided for in case of his d eath. As a result Amir transferred $88 million to Rami and his daughter. However, Rami survived the surgery, but, accordingt o Amirs claim in the High Court in London, failed to live up to the proposed agreement. A part of the agreement in November 2001 was that if Rami lived the sum of $37.5 million would be repaid to Amir within three months alongw ith further sums to be identified. T he consequent litigation stemmed from the non-performance of this alleged agreement. daughter died does not necessarily mean they were murdered. He pointed out that someone might have stolen the c ar from another location where the victims left it and b rought it to the Cricket Club on Wednesday. T he car was found intact. Police have also pointed out they have yet to discover any evidence of wrongdoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact CDU at 502-9991 or emergency services at 919 MOM AND DAUGHTER DEATHS:LETTER FOUND F ROM page one FROM page one ADVICE ON DENGUE CONTROL FROM page one F OURTH MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ARMED ROBBERY OF WEB CAFE KERMIT EVANS outside of court FROM page one CLAIMS THAT JUDGE FAVOURED ONE BROTHER OVER ANOTHER


THE TRIBUNE P A GE 9 SA TURD A Y SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter W H E N m a n a g e r E r i n A d d e r l e y ac q u ir ed t h e s er vi ce s o f f r e e a g en t H o se a H il t o n d u ri n g t h e o f f se a s on he knew that he was adding some more f ir e po we r in hi s D or i n U n it e d H it men, who relied heavily on Sherman Ferguson, in their quest for the New P ro v id e n c e So f tb a ll As so c i a ti o n m e n' s championship title. While the regular season is quickly w inding down the Hitme n fina lly got the long-aw aited a nd muc h a nt ic ipated rematch with the now Island Luck Truckers. A f t e r t w o a t t e m p t s t o s t a g e t h e g ame fai led, the show ndow n c am e on Thursday night at the Banker's Field a t th e B ai l lo u H il l s S p ort in g C o m pl e x Hi lton pr ovided big di vidends f or the Hitmen as he cracked his second home run to break up an 8-8 tie and se c ure a w a lk -ofthe -fi el d 9-8 de c isio n in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hilton, ba tting cl ean-up in the lin eu p be hi nd Fe rgu son dri ll ed a t w o-ru n shot over the centre field fence in a f o ur -r un b ot t om o f th e fi rs t i n ni n g t h a t gave Dorin United an early 4-0 lead. But with the score tied at 8-8 going in to t he b ot to m of th e s event h, th e Eleuthera native was the first at bat. He ripped the first pitch from losing p i t c h e r L e r o y T h o m p s o n o v e r t h e sa me a rea fo r th e stun ning ga me -en ding solo blast. "It's been a long time. It's been a l o n g t i m e s a i d H i l t o n w h o c a n t remember the last time he was put in t he p o sit io n th at h e w a s in W e w a nt e d t o p l a y t h e Tr u c k e r s f o r a l o n g ti m e B ut it rained out, the lights went out so I was ready for this one. All day at my job, I was just thinking about this game. "In fact, I took tomorrow (Friday) off just because I was thinking about this gam e. I alw ay s play ed with a bottom team. This is one the first times th at I g ot to p lay w ith a top te am. B ut I l i k e b e i n g i n p r e s s u r e s i t u a t i o n s That's when I shine." A d d e r l e y w h o s e D o r i n U n i t e d i m p ro v e d th e i r f ou r th p la c e p o si t i o n i n th e men 's s t and in gs at 75, s aid t he v i c t o r y w a s l o n g o v e r d u e b e c a u s e "they wanted to play them for a long ti me b eca us e t hey alwa ys br i ng t he best out of us." H o w e v e r A d d e r l e y s a i d h e w a s de lighte d tha t H ilton was able to step u p a n d s ho w w hy h e h a d so mu c h c on fi de nc e in ad ding him to the ir lin e-up "I've been trying to get him in my p ro g ra mm e f or th e p a st tw o y ea rs bu t h e w as a man of his word. He tol d m e that he had made a commi tmen t to Roscoe Thomps on and the Outlaws f or t w o y e ar s an d h e d id th a t, A dd e rley pointed out. "But from last year November, he was in my camp and every game he c ame out and doi ng ever y t hing that we as k ed o f h im and to ni gh t wa s a prime example as he protected Sher ma n ( F er g us o n ) in t he l i ne up We were able that he came through the way he did." The h ome r w as so hug e th at Truc ke r s' c e n t re fi e l d e r R a m o n S t o rr s a id a l l he simply did was watch it leave the park. "T hat was a mo ns ter s hot ," St or r declared. G i v e I s l a n d L u c k s o m e c r e d i t though. "Whe n you don't practice or pla y ba ll in about f iv e w eeks, you're g oing t o b e a l i tt l e b i t ru s ty St o rr l a m e nt e d Hilton hits two homeruns to secure win for Hitmen BASEBALL EABL A CTI O N FOLLOWING a 10 o'clock scrimmage game for T-ballers today at Windsor Park, the Hawks (age 9-11 blue team) will play the Eagles (age 9-11 green team) at 11:00 a.m. in the Little League series of the Ed Armbrister Baseball League. In the Junior League series, the Bears (age 12-14 maroon team) will take on the Tigers (age 12-14 orange) at 12 noon. The Tigers lead their series one game to none. All games are played at Windsor Park today. The Ed Armbrister Baseball League is named after Bahamian former Major League Baseball player Ed Armbrister who played five years for the Cincinnati Reds in the mid-1970s, win ning two World Series titles. Ed Armbrister is one of six Bahamians to play in the Major League Baseball. BASEBALL TRIP T O W A TCH RICHARDSO N PL A Y THE Bahamas Baseball Federation invites all who are able to attend the three game series between the Atlanta Braves and the Florida Marlins featuring Bahamian Antoan Richardson, who was recently called up to play in the Major Leagues. The BBF and Bahamasair are providing the opportunity for Bahamians to fly to Miami, Florida from September 19-21 for a fee, which includes airfare, hotel and car. Interested persons are urged to contact any Bahamasair office for more details. SOFTBALL BSC MEETING THE Baptist Sports Council will meet a meeting today at 10 a.m. for all churches interested in participating in the 2011 Bishop Neil C. Ellis Softball Classic. The classic will feature the men, co-ed and 19-andunder divisions. Their is an entry fee for every team in each division. Also, during the meeting, plans will be revealed for the Rev. Enoch Backford Track and Field Classic, scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. All interested churches are urged to have two representatives present. spor ts NOTES By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter J U N IO R a th l e te s t o o k c e n t re sta g e a s the B ah am as c o nt i nu e d a b u sy su m me r f o r a th l etic s in inte rnatio nal c omp eti tion yeste r d ay. T h e e i g h t m e m b e r t e a m r ep r e s en t in g t h e co u nt r y at t h e f o u r t h C o m m o n w e a l t h Y ou th Games September 71 3 in Isl e o f Ma n o pe ne d w i th the century and qua r termile sp rin ter s in act ion, h owever ne it h er was a bl e t o r ea ch a f i n a l In the wo me n's 1 00 m, G r e g ria H igg s finishe d sec ond in t h e o p e n i n g h e a t i n 1 2 .5 9 s b ehin d Sophi e Pap ps of En gl and in 1 2. 15s. I n s em i f in a l o n e, s he f in i s h e d f i f t h i n a n i m p r o v e d 1 2. 28s b ut fa iled to a dva nc e. Pap ps w en t on to ta ke go ld i n 1 1.5 3s. Caro line M ori n-Ho ude of C a n a d a w a s s e c o n d w h i l e t e a m m a t e S h a i n a H a r r i s o n w as third, both in 1 1.8 1s. In the men's 40 0m, J ulian M u nr oe i n ro u n d o n e f in i sh e d se con d in hea t three in 5 0.0 1s to ad van ce A f ift h pl ac e f ini sh i n the s e m i f i n a l i n 5 1 1 2s w a s n o t e noug h for Mun r o e to r e ac h th e fi nal. T h o m a s S y m e s o f N e w Z e a l a n d t o o k g o l d i n t h e e v e n t T h e t e a m w i l l p ar t a k e i n t w o di sc ip l i ne s fi v e m em b e rs fo r t r a ck a n d f i el d a n d t wo m emb ers for c yc ling B OC pre siden t W el ling ton Mil ler said the e ven t g ive s its p a rtic i pa nts e a rly e x po sure to the Olympic movement and c an draw inspi r a tion fr o m its d e p u t y c h e f d e m i s s i o n O l y m p i c g o l d m e d a l l i s t Ton ique W illia ms-Darli ng. "W e beli eve a t this poi nt, t akin g this y oung tea m a wa y f or a g am es of t his c alib r e is ver y goo d fo r s po r ts T he se y ou ng ste rs g e t to in te rac t a nd pa r t i ci p at e w it h t h ei r pe e r s f r o m o t h e r c o u n t r i e s I t i s e x p e c t e d t h a t 7 2 c o u nt r ie s w i l l b e the r e from throug hou t th e C om monw ea lth. It is a g ood thing t o s tart your n e t w or ki n g e a r l y so a s y ou p r og re s s i n y our ca r e er you ga in frie nds f or li fe a nd tha t is w h at sp orts i s a n d t h a t i s a p a r t o f t h e O lym pic mod el," Mill er said "We hav e a d is ti ngui s hed l a d y g o i n g w i t h u s M s T o n i q u e W i l l i a m s D a r l i n g a n d th a t sh o ul d be g r e a t m o ti v ati on for th e athle tes. W ith a n O lym pic an d w orld cha mp ion o n boa r d she c an r e all y enc ourag e them an d le t the m kn ow w ha t th e y n ee d t o do to r e ac h the top of th eir g ame ." Mi ll e r sa id o th e r di sc ip li n es wou ld be ad ded for u pcoming editi ons of the eve nt. T h e f i r s t C om m o n w ea l t h Y o u t h G a m e s w a s h e l d i n A u g u s t 2 0 0 0 i n S c o t l a n d w he r e 7 33 a t hl e t es f r om 14 cou ntr ies c o mpeted i n ei ght s p or t s ove r t h re e da ys T he s e con d ed it io n of th e Com m o n w e a l t h Y o u t h G a m e s t o o k p l a c e i n A u s t r a l i a i n Dec em ber 20 04 and sa w ov er 1 0 0 0 a t h l e t e s a n d o f f i c i a l s fr o m 2 2 c o u n tr i e s i n a 1 0 sp o r t p r o g r a m m e T h i s y e a r 1 0 0 0 a t h l e t e s f rom 64 nati ons and t err itori e s w i l l c o m p e t e o n t h e Is l e o f M a n Spo r t disc iplin es c onte sted inc lude athl etic s, ba dminto n, b o xi ng cycl in g, gym na s ti cs r u gby 7s, and swim ming T h e o p e n i n g c e r e m o n i e s took pl ac e Se ptem ber 8th at t h e n e w l y r e v a m p e d 3, 0 0 0 sea t er N a ti on a l Sp o rts C e nt re 'The B ow l'. H I G G S M O N R O E F A I L T O R E A C H F I NA L S A T FO UR TH C OM MO NWE A L TH Y O UTH GA MES Julian Munroe THE Center for the Deaf will receive a basket ball court and new exercise equipment due to a generous donation from the YellowBird Foundation, based in Canada. The foundation is a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Caribbean. The Bahamas effort was coordinated between the Canadian and Bahamian tourism offices. "This is what we are here to do, to help each other as we are our brother's keep ers," said Bonnie Rolle, senior manager in the Schools Unit of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. Pictured (left to right) along with students are Principal for the Center for the Deaf Tessa Nottage; Senior Manager in Min istry of Tourism and Aviation, Bonnie Rolle and Senior Assistant Principal for Center for the Deaf, Sandra Sweeting. Y E L L O W B I R D F O U N D A T I O N M A K E S D O N A T I O N T O C E N T R E F O R T H E D E A F L O C A L gy mn asti c s e nth us i a s t s w i l l r e c e i v e a m a j o r opportunity to develop their cr a f t as a ma s t e r i n s t r u ct o r w i ll be in to w n t o tr ain and certify coaches in the capital. A te ch nica l t ra ining c ourse fo r cu r r e nt a nd pe r s p ect i ve g y m n a s t i c s co a ch e s w i l l b e he ld Se ptember 12 1 9, 201 1 at the Atlantis resort on Par adise Island, the Gymnastics Fe d er at i o n o f t h e Ba ha ma s (GFB ) a nnounc ed ye sterday T h e w e e k l o n g c o u r s e i s being held courtesy of grants b y th e Federa tion of Inte r n ational Gymnastics (FIG) and the Bahamas Olympic Com mittee (BOC). P a r t i ci p a n t s w i l l e a r n a n FIG qualifying certificate. Their is a fee and no prior e x p e r i e n c e i s n e c e s s a r y t o enroll in the course. W e a r e t h r i l l e d t o h a v e this oppor tunity to hos t this FIG training course that will G F B HO STS W E E K L O N G T E C H NI C A L T RA I N I NG C O UR S E F O R CO A C HE S SEE page 10 SEE page 10 M I D WEEK TRAC K CY C LI N G CL ASSIC RE S UL T S See r esults pg 10


SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y SEPTEMBER 10, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS T H E N E W P r o v i d e n c e Cyc lin g A ss o cia tion s ta ged its M id we ek Tr a ck Cy c ling C l a s s i c o n W e d n e s d a y a t the Na ti o nal Cyc ling Trac k a t t h e Q u e e n E l i z a b e t h Sp o r t C en t r e. H e r e s a l o o k a t t h e re s ul ts p o st ed : OPEN MALE RACE 4 laps mile sprint. Times was not recorded. 1ST PLACE Anthony Biggie Colebrook Generali Warriors 2ND PLACE Michael Rolle 3RD PLACE Alvin Garlin Brown's United 4TH PLACE Justin Minnis Generali Warriors OPEN WOMEN 4 Lap 1 mile sprint 1ST PLACE Abagail Minnis Generali Warriors 2ND PLACE Mary Green OPEN JUNIORS 17YRS AND UNDER BOYS 4 lap 1 mile sprint 1ST PLACE Peetron Lightbourne Generali Warriors 2ND PLACE Michael Seymoure Generali Warriors 3ND PLACE Darren Davis Yellow Elder Community Team 4TH PLACE Jamson Rolle Generali Warriors OPEN JUNIOR 14YRS AND UNDER BOYS 4 lap 1 mile sprint 1ST PLACE Cecil William Black Village Hawks 2ND PLACE Felix Neely Generali Warriors 3RD PLACE Auderick Colebrook Jr 4TH PLACE Sheman Canter Generali Warriors OPEN JUNIORS 14YRS AND UNDER GIRLS 1ST PLACE Antinece Simmons Generali warriors 2ND PLACE Dakota Minnis MASTERS MALE 45 YRS AND OVER 4 laps or 1 mile sprint 1ST PLACE Roger Davis PEE WEE BOYS 10YRS AND UNDER 1ST PLACE Aston Nico las 2ND PLACE Barron Mus grove Jr 3 R D PL A C E A J M o s s J r I T w a s a g r e a t d a y f o r t h e B a h a m a s J u n i o r t e n n i s t e a m a t T h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l C l u b N o r t h A m e r i c a n C h a l l e n g e w i t h t h e B a h a m a s b e a t i n g M e xi c o 42 i n t h e m o r n i n g s es sion and with a stunnin g 4 -1 l ea d o ve r t h e U S A i n t h e a f t e r n o o n s e s s i o n w i t h t h e g i r l s d o u b les sti ll to be pl a yed No resul ts o f th e lat ter was avail a b l e at press ti me A g a i n s t M e x i c o K e v i n M ajo r defeated Di eg o Nun ez 7-6, 7-5 and Ch rist ian Cargil l d e fe a ted Patr icio Fa z 6 -4, 61 S im o ne Pratt cam e th r u g h 6-2, 6-3 in the to p girl s sin gles a g a i ns t M i r a n d a R o d r i g ue z w i t h D an i el l e T h o m p s o n go i n g d o wn 7-6, 6-0 t o Camill a Bal a n e s T he w in ov e r Me x ic o wa s c o mp l et ed w h en t h e b o y s t o o k t hei r d ou b les 6-, 6-4. T he g i rls, h o w e v e r l o st 36 16 In th e after no o n sessi on th e b oys a ga i n g ot off to a good s t a r t w i t h K ev i n w i n n i n g a v er y cl o se ma t ch 46 6-4, 1 06 o ver Andrew Ha rring to n. C h r i s t i an c o n s o l i d a t e d t h i s w i t h a 6 4, 6 2 w i n o v e r B r i a n T s a o S i m o n e P r a t t a g a i n c a m e t hr ou g h w i t h a 6 3 6 3 w i n o v e r S k y l a r H a t h a w a y Danielle was b a tt ling we ll in h er si n g l es b ut su ff e r e d s ome cram p ing before goi ng d own 4-6, 4-6 to M ia Ga n cayo. Th e w in o ver t he USA was a g a in c o ns o l id a t e d w i t h th e b o y s w i n n i n g t h ei r d o u b l es 7 5, 6-4 l e avin g th e gi rls fi n a l do u ble s ha vi ng no e ff e ct on t he ov e ra l l re s ul t a n d s ti ll to be p l a y e d I C pr e si de nt K it SP e nc e r c a p t a i n i n g o f t h e t e a m s a i d : "Al l o u r t eam a re exci t ed at th e resul ts t hat ou r p layers h ave p u t to geth e r t od ay and I a m ver y p ro u d o f t h e w ay t h ey h a v e p e r f o r m ed a n d c o mp e t e d Th is is th e best per fo rm ance w e have eve r achei v ed i n t hi s e v e n t w i t h w i n s o ve r t w o m a j o r c o u n t r i e s We a r e now looking f orw a r d t o p l a y i n g C a n a d a o n Sa tu rd a y a f te r no on. C a n a d a h as a s t r o n g t ea m an d a l s o w o n b o t h t h eir mat ch es to d ay T h i s me ans the re is e ve ryt h ing to p l a y fo r as t h at mat ch w i l l n o w d e term in e the North Am eric an w i n n i n g t ea m a n d w h o wi l l go to Au strali a f or th e Wo rld f in als in Jan uary. BAHAMAS BE A T S M EX IC O 4 -2 A T JUNIOR TENNI S C HAMPIONSHIPS not only expose but also tan g i b l y a d v a n c e t h e s p o r t o f g y mna stic s in Th e B aha ma s, said GFB President Barbara Thompson. The coaches' Olympic Sol idarity Technical Course for W o m e n' s Ar ti sti c G ym n a sti c s is a means for coaches from GF B m e mb e r cl ub s a nd a ll th os e who ar e i nt er es t ed in a cquiring skills to teac h g ymnas t ic s. T h e ob je cti ve i s to i nc r e ase th e numb er of q ual if i e d c o a c h e s t o b e n e f i t B a h a m ia n g y mn a st s of a l l l e v e l s a n d t o a t t r a c t m o r e B a h a m i a n a t h l e t e s t o t h e sport. M a s t e r I n s t r u c t o r L i l i a O r t i z o f M e x i c o h a s b e e n c om missio ned by F I G to p r e se nt th e course at the req uest o f t h e G F B O r t i z i s a n e x p e r t g y m na s ti c s t r a in e r w i t h i m p re ss iv e c r e de n t ia l s, i nc lu d i n g a B a c h e l o r o f P h y s i c a l Me dic ine a nd Re hab ilita tion a n d th e d e si g na ti o n a s Ma ste r In stru c to r o f tra in in g a nd c e rt ifi c ati on f or the W o rld Asso ciation of Gymnastics. Fur the r, s he i s a cu rr en t WAG I n t e r n a t i o n a l J u d g e G A F Le ve l III. O r t iz is ce rtifie d in be gi n n er t o ad v an ce d g ym nastics teaching skills. The GFB extended heart f e lt t h an k s t o t h e BO C f o r their support. T h e p o o l o f t a l e n t e d B aha mian gy mnasts will c ont i n u e t o t h r i v e a n d g r o w thanks to the gener ous s upport of the BOC an d F IG," Thompson said. "The coaches, parents and ot h e r i n t er e s t e d s up p o r t e r s will receive invaluable train i n g t h a t w i l l h e l p u s a l l t o develop the sport of gymnas t i c s i n T h e B a h a m a s s h e added. P e r s o n s i n t e r e s t e d i n attending the FIG Technical Course for Coaches Wom e n s A rt is ti c Gy m n as ti c s, Se p tember 12-19, 2011, can con t a c t t h e G F B a t g y m f e d ba h @c or al wa v e. co m or cal l 395-5994. G F B C O A C HE S T RA I N I NG C O UR S E FROM page nine I t ho ug ht we di d g oo d con s ider ing w e have al ot o f vete r an ol d er gu ys a nd we s t il l c am e o u t h er e an d ma de i t a g oo d ga me A ft er fal li ng b ehi nd at t he e n d o f t h e f i r s t i n n i n g t h e T r u c k e r s r a l l i e d t o c u t t h e d ef i ci t t o 43 i n t h e s eco n d, t hank s t o a t w o -ou t, t w o -r un s i n gl e f r o m Ol an d o Whi t e. T h e T r u c k e r s t i e d t h e s c o r e a t 4-4 in the third on a n u n e a r n e d r u n f r o m S t o r r b ef o r e th ey t oo k a 64 le ad o n tw o m or e un ea r ne d r u n s f ro m Char les Ro lle and D eig o Hu tchi ns on in t he f ou rt h. I n th e f if t h, J ul ia n T ay lo r s R BI s i ng le dr o ve in M ar vi n T o u g i e W o o d t o e x t e n d t h ei r l ea d to 74. H o w e v e r t h e H i t m e n r es p ond ed a ft er th ey go t t he b as es load ed on in ter nat io na l w a l k s t o F e r g u s o n a n d Hil ton W ith tw o ou t, J a mi ko S a n d s ca m e i n t o pi n c h h i t f or Jeff er y Wood si de an d he d e li ve r ed a t wo -r u n d ou b le a n d D a r r e n S t e v e n s a d d e d a n R B I s i n g l e a s t h e y r e ga in ed t h e lea d 87. That w as shor t lived as the T r u c k er s r e b o u n d ed i n t h e t o p o f t h e s i x t h a s D e i g o H u tc hi ns o n m an ag ed t o g et o n w i t h a n e r r o r a n d h e e v e n t u a l l y r o d e h o m e o n S t or r s R BI s a cr i fc e f l y. Aft er Do rin U nite d' s re li ef p i t c h e r K e i r o n M u n r o e r e t i r e d t h e s i d e i n o r d e r i n cl u d i ng s t r i ki n g o u t Wi n s t o n S e y m o u r a n d J a m a l Sarge' John son i n the to p of t h e f r a m e I s l a n d L u c k s p i t c h e r L e r o y T h o m p s o n t o o k a g a m b l e p i t c h i n g t o H i lt o n. H e wa it ed pa ti en t ly f o r t h e f i r s t p i t c h t h a t h e ban ge d out of the pa rk as th e H i tm en c el eb r at ed T h e T r uck er s d r op p ed t o t h i r d a t 8 5 b u t m a n a g e r P e r r y S e y m o u r s a i d t h e y p l aye d a s wel l a s t h ey c o u l d h a v e I m r e a l l y p r o u d o f t h e p e r f or ma n ce o f t h e p l ay e r s f o r h o w l o n g w e h a v e n t p l aye d, S eym o ur r ef l ect e d. T h e m o s t e m b a r r a s s i n g t h in g f o r m e i s th at we' r e a v et er a n t eam b ut we di d n' t p l ay wit h an y s mar t s A ft e r f i ve we ek s o f n ot pl ay in g o r wo r ki ng ou t, we s co r ed a lo t o f r u n s We ju s t d i dn 't pl ay s m ar t whe n we s h ou l d ha ve a n d t h a t co s t u s t h e g a m e W e m a d e s o m e d u m b m i s t a k e s T o ni gh t, S ey mo ur an d h i s T r u ck e r s w i ll h av e a no t h e r b i g gam e wh en t he y t ake o n t h e N e w B r e e d f o r w h a t c ou ld b e t he o ut co m o f t he p e n na n t N ew Br ee d ma n a ge d b y M a r t in 'P o r k' Bu r r o w s c u r r e n r t l y h o l d t h e l ea d in t h e d i vi s io n at 1 11. A f t e r g o i n g u n d e f e a t e d a t 1 0 0 s t o p p i n g a l l o f t h e i r o p p o n e n t s i n f i v e i n n i n g s N ew Br e ed 's o nl y l os s ca me t o t h e 1 1 4 s e c o n d p l a c e John's B u c caneers, managed b y M ik e Di l le t. I n T hu r s da y' s op en er t he P r o p e r C a r e P o o l L a d y S h ar k s ex te nd ed t h ei r f r on t r u n n i n g l e a d i n t h e l a d i e s d i v i s i o n t o 1 4 2 w i t h a 5 1 v i c t o r y o v e r t h e 5 9 f i f t h p l ace Bl ack S co r pi o ns T h e l a J o h n s o n w e n t t h e d is t an ce, t os s in g a th r eeh it t e r w i t h f i v e w a l k s a n d a s m a n y s t r i k e o u t s S h e a l s o h e l p e d h e r o w n c a u s e b y g o i n g 2 f o r 2 w i t h a r u n sco red. The L a dy Sha rks a lso got a 1 for -3 night with a r un f r o m b o th S ha r ne ll S ym on e t te a nd T r ek i a M u n r oe ; 1 f or2 with a r un fr om Sh onte G ib s on a nd Kell y S mit h wa s 1 fo r 1 wit h a n RBI L a s h a n t a F o w l e r w a s 2 f or 3; I ngr id Ros e was 1-f or 3 a nd Cr y s ta l T ayl o r s co r ed t h e l on e r u n f o r th e S cr o pi o n s M ar ve ll M il le r g ave u p f i v e h i t s w i t h a w a l k a n d s t r i ke o ut in a l os i n g e f fo r t RE SUL T S O F NEW PR OVID ENCE CY CLING ASSOCIA TIO N MID WE EK TRA CK CY CLIN G CL ASSIC By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter T H E 1 3 t h I A A F W o r l d Cha m pi o ns h i ps i s ov er bu t th e cri tic ism co ntinu es. Man y are still peeved over the per f or ma n c e o f th e m e n 's 4 x 4 0 0 metre relay. I t w a s d e f i n i t e l y a d i s a p p o i n t i n g s h o w i n g f r o m t h e t e a m o f R a m on Mi l le r A v ar d M o n c u r A n d r e a W i l l i a m s and LaToy Williams. The coaching staff, includ i n g F r i t z G r a n t a n d F r a n k 'Pach o' Rahm ing, mad e the d e ci s i o n t o r e s t b o t h C h r i s F i r e m a n B r o w n a n d D e m e t r i u s P i n d e r wi t h t h e view th at the quar tet would have been able to get the job d o n e i n t h e s e m i f i n a l a n d qualify for the final. For the r e c ord, t he c oa ch es m a d e th e i r d e c i sio n t he qu a rte t we nt ou t an d t he y co mp e te d to th e be st of t he ir a bi lity. But as Andrae Williams so a p t l y s t a t e d t h e B a h a m a s s h o u l d b e g r a t e f u l f o r t h e m a n y y e a r s t h a t t h e 4 x 4 team has r emained a for mida b l e f o r c e o n t h e i n t er na tional scene. I t w a s d i s h e a r t e n i n g t h a t f o r t h e s e co n d c o n s e c u t i v e ye a r t h e t e am d i d n t ge t a lane in the final. At the pre v i o u s c h a m p i n o s h i p s i n Berlin, Germany in 2009, the Bahamas got disqualified for running out of the exchange zon e on th e fi r s t h and ov er between Miller and Moncur. B ot h co mpe tito rs re turne d to t h e i r sa m e s po t s i n D a e g u a n d ran well to put the Bahamas in contention. B u t I h a v e t o a d m i t t h e f in al t w o le gs ru n by W i ll ia ms a n d Williams no relation d i d n t m a k e u p s u f f i c i e n t g ro u nd t o g iv e th e B a h am a s a c h a n c e t o a d v a n c e t o th e f i n a l W h ile t he Un ite d Sta te s w e re v un e r a b l e t h e B a h a m a s h a d a g o lden oppor tunity to s ur g e right in for a medal. So I wa s a little off my pred icti ons o f a mi nimu m o f tw o a n d a m a x i m u m o f f i v e medals from the nine days of competiton. And while I have to admit that the relay was on one my lis t I have to g ive cr ed it to Trevor Barry, who defied all of the odds and emerged as t h e l o n e m e d a l i s t w i t h h i s b r o n z e i n t h e m e n s h i g h jump. I don't think anybody expected the sub-par perfor m an ce f rom Don al d Th oma s, t he 2 0 0 7 c ha mp io n fro m Osa ka, Jap an wh o h ad B ar r y' s n umber for the last fe w yea r s on both t he local and inter national scene. T h i s w a s j u s t B a r r y s c h ance to s hi ne and he cer ta inly t oo k adv antage of it. It co u l d n t h a p p e n t o a m o r e d e s e rv i n g a t hl e t e w h o p a i d hi s dues per ser ver ed and m anag ed t o p r e va i l a t t he r i gh t time and on the right stage. CO N GRA TUL A TIONS T O ANTOAN RICHA RDS ON YOU just knew that sooner or late Antoan Richardson would make his breakthrough in the Major League. He go t the c all up from t h e minor league by the Atlanta Braves last night and already p l a y e d i n h i s f i r s t c o u p l e games in a pinch hitting role, a lb e i t o n th e l o si n g e n d o f t w o exciting games. I n t i me I m s u r e t ha t we w i ll e ve nt ua ll y see the Bra v es u t il i si n g t h e s pe e d o f R i c h a rd son by playing him full time bo th of fe ns iv el y and de fen s i v e l y. R i c h ar d s o n h a s c e r tainly made us all feel proud of his achievement. He j oi ned t he l ate A nd re R o dge r s, Wentie Fo rd, Wilfred Culmer and To ny C ur ry, as well as Ed Armbrister, th e only Majo r Lea guer from that era st ill a l iv e. Ar mbri ster was known for his time at one of the two World Series he played in for t he Cincinnati Reds. Richardson is on the verge of making his own sunshine, havi ng co nver t ed f r om r u nn ing tr a ck and field w here he was flourishing young sprint er H e m a d e t h e t r a n s i t i o n a n d i s n o w e n j o y i n g e v e r y moment of it. I AAF W ORLD JUN I OR IT'S official. The B a ha ma s G ov ern me nt h a s f or me d a p a rtn e rs hi p w it h the Baham as Ass oc iation of Athletic As sociations to bid t o th e Interna tion al Ama teur Athletic Federation (IAAF) t o ho st the 20 13 IAAF W orl d Junior Championships at the n e w l y c o n st ruc te d Th o m as A R o b i n s o n T r a c k a n d F i e l d Stadium. W hile i t soun ds l ike a go od v e n t u r e t h e B A A A c o u l d h av e used th e mil lio ns o f d oll ars th at it w il l ta ke to p ull o ff the games by applying to the I A A F f o r a n A r e a P e r m i t Meetin g, w hi c h can become a yea r roun d e ve nt w he r e th e top athletes from around the w o r l d c a n c o m e d o w n a n d display their skills for a oneday meet. The re 's one in J am ai c a an d M a r t i n i q u e B a r b a d o s a n d Tri nida d & Toba go ha ve a lso tried, but their meet has not remained on the calendar. I m s u r e t h a t t h e ge n er al p ublic wil l be more delig hted t o see so me t op a thle te s c o mp eting rig ht here in our bac kyard. The Wo rld J un ior C ha mp ions h ips is d es ign ed f or at hle te s 19 -y ea r s a n d yo u ng er But the majority of the com petitors will be in their final y e a r or st i ll h a v e a no t he r y ea r to compete. The problem is, h ow ma ny athle tes wou ld the B ahamas be able to field to pr ovi de s om e qu ali tr y co mpetition to draw the support of the crowd? Try in g to fi ll a 15 ,0 0 0 a ren a i s n o s m a l l f e a t I n S o u t h K o r e a a l t h o u g h t h e y h a v e millions of pe o ple, t he l oc al o r g a ni z in g c o m mi t te e st i l l h a d to iss ue so me s pecial pass es f or sc ho ol stu de nts to h el p fil l th e 50 ,0 00 co l ou r f u l Da e gu Stadium. S o e v e n i f w e o f f e r t h e s am e i nc e nti v es, I d on 't k now if we wil l gen er ate t he t ype of interest as we would if we br o ug h t i n m o r e ho u s eh ol d names to compete. I m s u r e U s a i n B o l t Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, K irani J am es, L a Sha wn Merritt, Carmelita Jeter, Allyson F e l i x V e r o n i c a C a m p b e l l Brown and Shelly-Ann Fras er-Pryce, just to name a few, w ould tr ade in the c old and a dv erse c o ndit ion s to fl oc k to t h e s u n s a n d a n d s e a a n d co m p e t e i n a n I n v i t a t i o n a l Meet at the new stadium. Many people have aruged th a t th e y w ou l d to se e o u r to p athletes like Chris 'Fireman' B r ow n, L ee va n Su p er m an S a n d s D e b b i e F e r g u s o n M c K e n z i e T r e v o r B a r r y D on ald 'Ju ice' T h om as a nd o t h e r s co m p et e a g ai n s t t h e hig h le ve l of co mpe tit ion th at they get to face on the inter national circuit. C on si de rin g t ha t Fe rg uso nMcK en z ie a nd C ha ndra S turrup a re c l osi ng in o n th e c o mp l e t i o n o f t h e i r i l l u s t r i o u s c ar eer s it wou ld be a go od id e a f o r t h e p ub l i c t o se e t h e m in a higfh powered competi tion at home. The idea might even spark the veteran com p eti to rs to l if t th eir level of competition to a higher stan dard. T he ho st i ng o f t h e I AA F Wo rld J un io r C ha m pio nsh ips i s n ot a bad i dea, but I j us t t h i n k t h a t t h e f a n s w o u l d ap pre c ia te se ei ng mor e of th e accomplished athletes rather th a n t he ma n y un k no w n c om petitors who would be com p e t i n g i n t h e j u n i o r g l o b a l meet. B u t o n th e ot he r h a n d, w it h t h e f aci l it y i n p l ace t he r e' s n o r e a s o n w h y t h e B A A A c a n t p u rs u e t h e ho s t in g o f t h e two major meets. S T ADIUM DE MOLI SHED I N 2 0 0 3 t h e R M B a i l e y S ec o ndar y High Schoo l su ffered a big blow to the edu ca tio na l syste m w he n a fire in t he e ar l y m o r n i n g gu t t e r e d t h e r e n o w n e d g y m n a s i u m that played host to so many e xcit ing g ames I t' s b een s o long sinc e the fire that ha r d ly a n y b o d y r e m e m b e r t h o s e good old days. But this week, the remains of the gym, which were non operationa l, was demoli s he d. N o w t h e q u e s t i o n i s : J u s t when will t he new gymnas ium be built? T h e gy m n as i u m p l ay e d a v ital r ol e i n th e gr owt h and t h e d ev e l o p m e n t o f s p o r t s n o t o nl y in t h e h i gh s c ho o l s y s t e m b u t i n t h e s p o r t o f basketball in general. The Ministry of Education p r o v i d e d t h r e e o u t d o o r courts, but they were not as utilised as the gymnasium. Le t 's h op e th a t th e m in i st ry w i l l f i n d i t n e c e s s a r y t o replace the gymnasium. It was a crying shame that t h e a n c i e n t A F A d d e r l e y Gymnasium was turned into c las s r o om f a cil it i es in s te ad of being restored for the use o f b as ket bal l and v oll eyba ll a f te r it wen t in to a s t at e o f decay. The AF Adderley Gymna s i um wa s the sit e for the popular Hugh Campbell Basket b a l l C l a s s i c a n d t h e N e w Providence Basketball Asso ci at ion bo th in t he ir he yd ay s. There's no reason why all s c h o o l s s h o u l d n o t b e e qu i pp e d w it h t h e ir o w n g y m nasium. In recent times, there have been three new schools built and with the exc eption of the Ana to l R od ge rs Hi gh Sc ho ol there are no gymnasiums on t h e h u g e l a n d a v a i l a b l e a t b o t h t h e C V B e t h e l a n d D a m e D o r i s J o h n s o n S e c ondary High Sc hools. Anatol R od ge r s t he n ewe s t s ch oo l to be completed, has a gym n a s i u m b u t i t s s t i l l n o t i n operation. Let's provide the environ m e nt s f o r m or e o f o u r at h letes to display their skills. O P I N I O N S T U B B S M A N Y S T I L L D I S A P P O I N T E D O V E R C O A CHES DE CISION A T IAAF WORL D S H I L TO N H I T S T W O H O M ER U N S FROM page nine THE UNDER -14 Junior Boys warm up at the starting line.