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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.254MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY, T-STORM HIGH 86F LOW 77F By AVA T URNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@ COMMUNITY a ctivists intend to track down the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders as t hey compile an unofficial Internet register. The initiative is f uelled by a determi nation to confront societal trends con c erning sexual abuse and paed ophilia, said Bahamas Against Crime spokesman Rev C B Moss. Weve been talking about crime for so long and the talk intensifies when something like the recent murder of Marc o Archer happens, but then after a little while it subsides, Mr Moss said. We want to force those responsible to confront it, andit will not be pushed to the back burner. Supporters of the register are hoping the recent murder and sexual assault of 11-yearold Marco Archer will serve as a catalyst for legislative changes concerning sex crimes. The register is expected to be published within the week, depending on the availability o f court records and other relevant information, and will be hosted on the B ahamas Against Crime website. Mr Moss said: We w ant to go back into the records of the courts or even them edia and take it a little further than just putting up the name and information, but follow these convict ed persons to where they are now. T he list will seek to provide the home address of released convicts of sexual crimes, with the intent to alert c itizens in the surrounding community of his/her pres ence. Mr Moss said the initiative could become a deterrent to would-be sex offenders due to the realisation that they would be publicly identified for such crimes. Mr Moss said: I think thats fair. These things must be reviewed and adjusted to reflect the point that we want to deal seriously with our sex offenders especially pae dophiles and this tragedy. Family members and (victims of sexual abuse) have to live with this for the rest of TRY OUR PINA COLADA McFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Residential Property LoansYour dream home begins with land you can build on. Let RBC Royal Bank help make your dreams come true! Talk with one of our personal financial specialists today.Competitive interest rates and flexible payment terms available. Offer ends October 31, Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Sex offenders to be tracked down Activists to compile unofficial register THETRIBUNES BIGT SELLSOUT! T HE Big T T he Tribune's n ew weekend newspaper got off to a big start on Saturday. W ith T ribune v endors com pletely selling out at 10 Super Value stores, and phone mes sages left at The Tribune from p eople who couldn't get a copy, The Big T became an instant hit. The Super Value store on P rince Charles Drive sold more Big Ts than any other s tore. P acked with news, features, fashion, motoring, travel and much, much more, The Big T the brainchild of the late Mr R oger Carron, director and former Managing Editor of The Tribune and husband of THE TRIBUNES BIG T IS AN INSTANT HIT Tim Clarke /Tribune staff THE BIGT is sold to a customer outside of the Super Value store on Mackey Street. The first edition of the new weekend newspaper (right SEE page two SEE page 13 B y TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter PRIME Minister Hubert I ngraham will speak to the c ountry tonight during an a nticipated address on crime. H is speech comes two days before he is expected to pres ent new crime laws to Par liament when the House of A ssembly convenes Wednesd ay after its summer recess. W ith the country's homicide count at 104, and violent crimes on the rise, many are a nxious to hear what Mr I ngraham will say. Anti-crime activist and PM TO GIVE CRIME ADDRESS TONIGHT SEE page 14 By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter FAMILIES of the alleged child rape victims believed to be linked to the murder and sexual assault of 11-yearold Marco Archer are severely trau matized by their ordeal. Police promised to divulge new details concerning their investigation into Marcos case today. Supt Stephen Dean, police spokesman, said investigators could bring charges against a 33-year-old By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter A RELATIVE of the victim who was raped and attacked by Andrew Bridgewater criticised police for not warning her family that the convict had been released from prison. The family member, whose identity has been withheld to protect the young girl, said he only found out about Bridgewaters release from friends. Bridgewater was let out of Her Majestys Prison on September 13 By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA warned criminals yesterday we are coming for you, stating that tackling crime would be the top priority for his party once elected, this ahead of the Prime Minister's national address on crime tonight. In a press conference at DNA headquarters on Prince Charles Drive yesterday, Mr McCartney, borrowing words from the popular Cops series theme song Bad Boys, stated: I SEE page 14 POLICE CRITICISED FOR NOT WARNING OFC ONVICT S RELEASE POLICEPROMISETODIVULGENEWDETAILS DNALEADERSPEAKSOUT FAMILIES TRAUMA OVER ALLEGED VICTIMS LINK TO MARCO ARCHER CASE SEE page 13 BRAN WARNS CRIMINALS: WERE COMING FOR YOU SEE page 13 BAHAMAS AGAINST CRIME spokesman Rev C B Moss GETTHEDOLPHINS &NFL ACTIONINTRIBUNESPORTS: SEESECTIONE


LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 3F &RPER 25 0HJDHDO HQWULHVZLWK 3FSXUFKDVHf*5$1',=(75,3)25WRDOOLQFOXVLY %HDFKHVHVRUXUN &DLFRV,VODQGV$LUIDU FRXUWHV\RI%DKDPDVDLU%X\DQ\ 3FRU3F&RPER RU 3F 0HJ0HDO DQG HQWHU WR ZLQ EDFNSDFNZLWK VFKRROVXSSOLHVFHOOSKRQHVDQGODSWRSVWR JHWWKHVFKRRO\HDURIIWRJRRGVWDU)LOO RXW\RXUUHFHLSWDQVZHUWKHVNLOOTXHVWLRQ DQGSODFHLWLQWKHHQWU\ERSURYLGHGIRU FKDQFHWRZLQLQZHHNO\GUDZLQJV(17(52:,1 T ribune p ublisher Mrs Eileen Carron is an entirely new newspaper in look and content. And with $200 worth of food and shopping coupons inside, bargain hunters were keen to get their hands on a copy. Super Value boss Rupert Roberts said shoppers were eager to snap up the specials. H e said: I think The Big T was received very well. Customers started clipping the coupons in store, which was more than I expected. They saw the specials and they wanted to take advantage of them. I saw the enthusiasm, the customers buying T he Big T on the sidewalk during (Saturday m orning. It was a pleasure to see it come off so well. I saw when the first paper was printed, and of course we had worked at least three weeks on the coupons to make sure everything scanned properly, and that there'd be no problems once thei tem was purchased and the coupon handed in. J ohn Fleet, T ribune M anaging Editor, said: The Big T offers Bahamians something that o ther newspapers in this country don't a quality weekend read. On the whole weve had favourable reaction t o The Big T. Ive had three comments from three different people who said exactly the same thing ... The Big T reminded them of the UKD aily Mail. To me, that is a huge compliment. T he Big T reporters are now working hard for n ext Saturday's edition. Don't miss out, make sure you get your copy! ABOVEFROMLEFT: Tribune president Robert Carron, managing editor John Fleet, staff member for over 40 years Eloise Poitier, publisher and CEO Eileen Carron, Super Value owner Rupert Roberts, FYP owner Mark Roberts and Tribune staff members (from leftoperations manager Jepthah Rahming (senior pressmanMajor, Roderick Williams (head pressmanassistant circulation manager RIGHT: The BIG T was sold for the first time on Saturday. THE TRIBUNES BIG T IS AN INSTANT HIT F ROM page one


TWO men are in hospital a fter they were stabbed at t he Four Quarters Club on Nassau Street. Police were told the vict ims, aged 21 and 18, were at the club when they got into a fight with another mana nd were stabbed at 2 am on Friday. Investigations continue. HOUSE RAIDERS P OLICE are looking for t wo armed men who broke into a home on Minnie Street and robbed the resid ents of cash. The thieves, who were both armed with handguns,b urst into the home at 4pm Friday and demanded cash. The robbers ran off in an unknown direction. FIREARM ARREST THREE men were arreste d after police allegedly found them with a handgun and ammunition. O fficers were patrolling Mollie Street, off Balfour Avenue, when they sawt hree men inside a blue Honda Accord acting suspiciously. T he officers searched the c ar and allegedly found the gun and ammunition. The men, aged 27, 25 and 2 4, were taken into custody at midnight on Friday. S TOLEN VEHICLE A CAR thief led police on an early morning chase through the Wulff Road a rea. Police saw a motorist acting suspiciously in a whiteH onda Civic in the area of W ulff Road and Mount Roy al Avenue at 1.20am on Saturday. A s officers of the North eastern Division approached the car, the driver sped off a nd police gave chase. After catching up with the car and stopping it, a 25year-old man was arrested. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 5 RGVHRSOH$UH&RPIRUWHG By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter A HARDWORKING mother and newspaper vendor of more than 30 years no longer fears being put out of business by road works after a media campaign brought attention to her plight. A thankful Ena Brown said she was overcome with joy when representatives from the landscaping company in charge of road maintenance said she would no longer be required to move. She said: I am so happy, I feel like I am floating. Mrs Brown, who had been selling newspapers on Dolphin Drive for more than 11 years, was forced to move to the new highway between Saunders Beach and JFK Drive following the start of road works more than a year ago. According to Mrs Brown, representatives of the project told her last week that she would have to move once again, as "spikes" were to be constructed on either side of the highway to deter pedestrians and cars, so the grass would have a chance to grow. Following futile pleas for a perman ent spot in the area to sell papers, Mrs Brown claimed she was told she would either have to move even further down the road or relocate completely. Now, Mrs Brown said, she feels secure in her business and so grateful for the support from the public and the people of Killarney, whom she said w ere 100 per cent behind her. This is the best outcome I could have wished for, I am happy that I can continue to work, support my family and pay bills, said Mrs Brown. She said that to her knowledge, there are no further plans to put up spikes or any other obstacles that would prevent her from selling newspapers. I am thrilled with the decision and the fact that it did not get out of hand everything was handled professionally, Mrs Brown said. TWO IN HOSPITAL AFTER STABBING CRIMENEWS CAMPAIGN HELPS KEEP NEWSPAPER VENDOR OF 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS ENA BROWN was overcome with joy.


B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter F REEPORT: The West G rand Bahama Library was opened by Education Min-i ster Desmond Bannister. M r Bannister said the library, the first public library at Eight Mile Rock, situated in Jones Town, will serve the needs of residents in western Grand Bahama, particularly students at the s ix public schools in the s urrounding area. I believe that this library w ill be the spark for many c hildren to discover a new i mpetus for learning. This will be a reason for themto drop Facebook, Twitter, the cell phone and the computer games to uncover the wonders of a library, he said. B ahamian singer Kirkland Bodie presented a copy of his first published b ook, Bahamian Lyrical T ales, to the library. M r Bannister commended the Pastors Forum for embarking on such aw orthwhile and necessary project in their community. It is a privilege for me to be here in Grand Bahama to celebrate this milestoneof the opening of the West G rand Bahama Library. I wish to thank my good friend Reverend Lindy Russell and members of the Pastors Forum for estab-l ishing a library and initiating other community p rojects on the island, he said. The group also provided g rief counselling and televisions to the Rand Hospit al. Mr Bannister said the WGB Library should be the inspiration for many more projects of that nature. Even though there is available technology that provides access to reading materials and research ont he internet, Mr Bannister s aid libraries are still nec essary. He noted that libraries f rom ancient times have resulted in the development of the world today. He said exposure to b ooks in libraries has fuelled the desire for learni ng and knowledge. I am certain that those students who frequent this l ibrary will improve their reading skills and once they b ecome better readers they will become better students. Research obtained from National Exams Results show that the majority of students who fail have inadequate comprehension and reading skills, he said dur ing the opening last Friday. H e encouraged parents t o ensure their children make use of the library for the enhancement of theire ducation and improve test results in national exams. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 7 Break away from the ordinary and discover how to experience life to the fullest. The Isuzu D-MAX is the ultimate multi-purpose pick-up truck which enables you to drive through tough roadsand load a variety of cargoes. It is specially designed to be powerful, stylish and highly functional. The Isuzu D-MAX is one toughvehicle that willnever let you down!T H E I S U Z U D M A XPOWERFUL COMFORTABLE VERSATILE T YREFLEX S T AR MO TORSCall us today for your new IsuzuD-MAX Pick-UpTruck at 325.4961Wulff Road, P.O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas Fax: 323.4667 EIGHT MILE ROCK resident Leigh Russell is seen cutting the ribbon to officially open the West Grand Bahama Library in JonesT own, Eight Mile Rock, on Friday. Also seen looking on are Rev Ralph Russell and his sister, Doris Smith, and Rev Lindy Russell of Pastors Forum. Education Minister Desmond Bannister also attended the opening. Rev Lindy Russell and Minister Bannister t ours the library. Photo/ Vandyke Hepburn NEW LIBRARY WILL SERVE NEEDS OF RESIDENTS, STUDENT MINISTEROPENSFACILITY


PAGE 8, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGSVACANT PROPERTIESOFFICERSPROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALEContact Account Ofcer listed below by using number code for each property.COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE Tel: 242-356-8568 (801) Mr. Jerome Pinder (802) Mr. Brian Knowles (803) Ms. Gillian Beckles-Slatter (805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms Obrien (806) Mrs. Lois Hollis (807) Mr. Lester Cox (808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul (811) Ms. Lydia Rahming PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or 242-302-3800(201) Mrs. Patrice Ritchie NASSAU MAIN BRANCH Tel: 242-322-8700(701) Mr. Robert Pantry NEW PROVIDENCE( 801 ) Lot #18 in Sandilands Allotment on the western side of Crosswind Road between Seabreeze Lane and Pineyard Road in the Eastern Distract of The Island of New Providence-The Bahamas, containing single storey private resi-dence comprising the following: covered entry porch, living room, dining room, kitchen, laun-d ry room, family room, sitting area, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and patio. The total area of land i s approximately 7,641 sq ft. Appraised value $212,800 ( 801 ) Two parcels of land containing 21,120 s q.ft. situated on the southern side of East Shirley Street and 100 feet west of its junction with Shirlea in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Gas Station and Auto Repair Shop. Appraised value $422,000.( 811 ) Residential/Commercial property, lot# 137, located Culmersville, Eastern District, New Providence with a size of 4800 sq. ft. The prop-erty contains a 2 storey 1500 sq ft building, up-per level: 2 bed 1 bath apartment, lower level: B eauty salon. The building nishes: 8 concrete b lock wall, 4 concrete partitions, asphalt shin-g le roof, tiled oors, wood ceilings, private water system, standard electrical and plumbing x-tures, central air-condition (split system-glar bars. Appraised value $191,000. ( 811 )Two lots #248 & 249 located Dorsettville Subdivision, Southern District, New Providence with an incomplete building. The properties are residentially and multi-family zoned, with grad-ed, incomplete landscaped and fenced in on 3 sides. The building is 4266 sq ft with a 2 storey m ulti-family at the roof stage with 1 bedroom u nit attached. There are accommodations for the upper oor: 4 units 1 bed 1 bath each3 units, 1 bed 1 bath each, Lower oor 2 bed 1 bath. Garage converted to 1 bed 1 bath, which is 90% completed with a tenant. Appraised value $296,000. ( 569 )Parcel of land in Gleniston Garden 11,250 sq ft Lot# 9 block 20, New Providence with 2-sto-rey residence, ground oor contains a kitchen, dining room, lounge, a family room, a veranda at the front and side with a patio to the back of the house. Upper oor 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm, walk i n closet and a storage area with a balcony to m aster bedroom. Building approx 2900 sq ft. Appraisal value $362,000 as is 90% completed ( 569 ) Lot #27 of Village Allotment #14 in the E astern District, containing residence situated on Denver Street off Parkgate Road in the AnnsTown Constituency, New Providence. Property size 2,500 sq. ft. Building size 990 sq. ft. Appraised value $50,000.( 569 )Lot #20 with residential property located Skyline Heights. Appraised value $280,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land #11 in Block # 10 on a plan of allotments laid out byVillage Estates Limited and led in the dept of Land & Surveys as # 142 N.P. Eastern District, New Providence. Property contains 3 bed, 2 bath residence. Appraised value $165,000 ( 569 ) Lot B 50 ft x 115.73 ft situated on the north side of Shell Fish Road, being the third lot west of FireTrail Road and east of Hamster Road with a one half duplex residential premises. Appraised value TBA ( 569 ) Lot #17 located Village Allotment with fourplex value $500,000 ( 569 ) Property situated on Williams Lane off Kemp Road, New Providence, containing a two-storey house and an apartment building cons isting of 1800 sq ft. Appraised value $100,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land situated on FireTrail Road being a partition of Gladstone Allot #41 New P rovidence, Bahamas containing townhouse apartment unit and two proposed units (completed as is). Appraised value $237,714. ( 569 ) All that piece, parcel or lot of land situ-a ted on Cowpen Road (1000 ft east of the Faith Avenue Junction) in the Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas containing a duplex apart-ment comprising of two 2-bedroom/1-bath-r oom apartments. Appraised value $175,000.00. ( 569 )Lot of land #382 situate on Chestnut St, Pinewood Gardens,Southern District of New Provi-d ence with a partially constructed concrete resi-d ence thereon. Appraised value $88,000 ( 565 ) Lot # 1018 in Golden Gates Estates #2 S ubdivision situate in the South Western District o f the island of New Providence Containing a sin-gle storey private residence 3 bedroom 2 bath. Property approx. size 6,000 sq. ft. Building ap-prox size 2,400 sq. ft. Appraised Value $173,176.( 569 )Lot # B Block B situate on Rosedale Street in the Careys Subdivision containing a four bed-room two bath residence. Building size 1,234 sq ft. Property size approx 4,500 sq ft. Appraised Value $149,000. ( 569 ) Single storey triplex, situated on Lot 615, Mermaid Boulevard, Golden Gates #2 in the Western District, New Providence. Two two bedrooms, one bathroom units and one one b edroom, one bathroom unit. The property is z oned as Multi Family Residential, measuring 9 ,092 sq ft with the living area measuring 2,792 sq ft. Appraised value $300,000 ( 569 ) Lot # A and B on Northern side of Car-m ichael Rd. Nassau with building and founda-tion for a warehouse. Property size 15,780 sq.ft). Appraised value $325,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land on the east side of Millers Road and 2763.58 ft South of Carmichael Rd. being Lot #B containing a Triplex Property size 80 x 100 (8,000 sq.ft) Appraised Value TBA. ( 569 ) Lot #2, Block #5, Englerston Sub-Divi-sion, Southern District of N.P. containing a partly completed building. Property size approx. 3,535 sq.ft. Appraised value $84,000 ( 008 ) Property with 3 bed 1bath home Single Family Residence. Lot. # 2819 in Cedar Groves Estate, southern district New Providence. Prop-erty Size 8,250. Appraised Value $161,000.00 ( 569 ) All that piece parcel or lot of land situated in Englerston being Lot #12 and #13 containing an incomplete triplex apartment Appraised value $195,000.( 569 ) Lot of land situated Pinewood Gardens containing thereon a three bedroom residence. Appraised value $ 85,000. ( 569 ) Lot #262 Australia Blvd., Elizabeth Es-tates containing thereon a 3 bedroom residence. Appraised value $110,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land # 1 802 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, New Providence and contains there-on a 1,449 sq.ft. building. Property is 5000 sq.ft. Appraised Value $179,000 ( 569 ) Lot of land #35 and #36 in Block #23 in Nassau Village Subdivision, New Providence and contains thereon a 915 sq.ft apartment build-ing. Said Property is 5000 sq.ft. Appraised Value $178,000 ( 569 ) Lot #201 Arawak Avenue, Pyfrom Es-tates Subdivision situated in the Eastern District, New Providence Island and containing thereon a 3-bedroom residence. Lot approx. 6,000 sq ft. ( 60 x 100). Appraised value $176,000 ( 301 ) Lot # 659 on the northwestern side of Malawi Street, Elizabeth Estates East Phase 2,Ya-m acraw constituency, New Providence island. L ot of the land 5,085 sq ft. with a 22-year old single level residence, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Appraised value $94,871 ( 569 ) Lot of land on the east side of Millers Road (now known as Bacardi Rd) and 2,763.58 feet south of Carmichael Rd in the Southern District of the Island of New Providence and containing thereon a duplex (2bed 1 bathuild-ing is 1,616 sq.ft. and property is 8,071 sq ft. Ap-praised value $180,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land being Lot #A4 of the subdi-vision known as Johnson Estate situated in the Eastern District, N.P., and containing thereon a two storey concrete building. Appraised value $277,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land in Shirley Heights Subdivision being Lot #8 Block 21 with a 3-bed 2-bath concrete building. Appraised value $155,000.( 571 )Lot # 223, Coral Harbour Waterways Sub-d ivision, Western District, New Providence con-t aining a split level 5 bed 4 1/2 bath residence. Living space is 5,200 sq.ft. Property is 10,654 sq.ft. Appraised Value $843,000.( 569 )Lot number 676 in the Subdivision called and known as Pinewood Gardens situate in the East-Central District of the Island of New Provi-dence and containing thereon a 3-bedroom 1-bath c oncrete residence. Appraised Val $133,000( 501 )Lot of land with rental complex situated in Union Village Nassau, Bahamas. Appraised v alued $50,000.( 569 )Lot of land situated on the Southern side of Martin St and containing thereon a triplex (22 bed 1 bath units and (1d uplex (2. Property is 7,245 sq.ft. Appraised value: $168,000. ( 569 ) Lot of land referred to as Lot #1 in the i mmediate vicinity of Golden Gates #1, which is located on the western side of Mutton Fish Drive approx 970 ft south of Bird Road in the Southern District of New Providence. Propert y contains thereon a Car Wash Shed-571 sq ft, o fce(Beauty Salon)-204 sq ft, Restaurant and Bar Bldg 1,490 sq ft. Total property is approx. 5,000 sq ft. Appraised value TBA ( 573 ) Lot #13 Sunshine Park Estates, southwestern New Providence with a 60 x 30 foundation for a duplex. Property is 5,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $65,000. ( 571 ) Lot #6 situate in Garden Hills #2 Subdivision in the southern New Providence and containing a partially completed shopping pla-za 8,960 sq.ft Property size is 17,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $448,000.( 571 )Lot of land in Boughton Estates located immediately south of Southern Heights Subdiv and north of Cowpen Rd containing an incom-plete duplex bldg. Property: 8,737 sqft bldg: 1 ,740 sq ft. Appraised value $131,000.( 572 ) Lot #4 Wulff Road eastern district, New Providence containing an ofce building. Prop-e rty is 4,500 sq. ft (50 x 90ppraised value $ 222,000 ( 571 ) Parcels A & B situated at Nassau Street and Polhemus Street with a single storey con-c rete church building approx 1,868 sq.ft. Prop-e rty is 10,071 sq.ft. Appraised value. $217,960. ( 725 ) Lot #3 Block #1 in Churchill Subdivis ion 100 ft north of Soldier Rd, eastern district N ew Providence containing a concrete triplex apartment building. Property is 4,750 sq.ft. Ap-praised value $193,000. ( 801 ) Lot of land containing approx 35,957 sq ft, located on the Southern Side of Bernard Road, approx 500 feet West of St. Augustine Col-lege Entrance. The property contains two con-crete block structures and a wooden work shed, which houses a tyre and automobile repair shop. Appraised value $490,478. 572 )Lot # 12 on the Northern side of Poinci-ana Drive and containing thereon a two-storey building. Appraised value $293,000. ( 801 )Single-family/multi-family residential property 1/4 mile east of South Ocean Boulevard western New Providence consisting of a portion of lot #15 comprised of 0.472 of an acre containing a 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 bthrms residence a nd 3 residences under construction; Appraised v alue $230,000. Other portion of lot #15 vacant, comprised of 0.574 of an acre; Appraised value $150,000. ( 801 ) Parcel of land containing 4,938 sq ft on t he northern side of Delancy St., approx 135 ft East of Nassau St., housing a newly construct-ed commercial building with over 2,500 sq ft of Retail / Ofce Area. Appraised value $670,000. ( 801 ) Parcel of Land known as Lot 8, located northwest of Wulff Rd and Mackey Street on the northern side of a road reservation known as Rosedale Street, containing a two storey com-mercial building known as Deals Plaza, Nas-sau, Bahamas. Appraised value $ 573 ,960. ( 801 ) Lot No. 4, Block No. 1, Eastern Estates Subdivision, situate on Mars End, Eastern Dis-trict, Nassau, Bahamas. Lot Size 16, 301 sq ft, containing a Single Family Residence with a liv-i ng area of 2,271 sq ft. Appraised Value $282,000. ( 571 ) Lot # 59 Pride Estates Phase 2 Subdivision situated in the Southern District of the Is-land of New Providence containging thereon a concrete residence. Appraised value .TBA( 572 )Lot of land being Lot #62 of Dorsetteville Subdivision, western district New Providence containing a duplex with two 2bed 1 bath units. Property is approx 5,000 sq.ft. and bldg is 1,700 sq.ft. Appraised value. TBA.( 572 )Lot of land situate on Poincianna Drive in the Southern District of New Providence and c ontaining thereon a wooden stucco building. P roperty is approx 2,388 sq.ft. and is zoned com-mercial. Appraised value $111,245. ( 571 ) Lots of land being Lots #11, #9 and a p ortion of #7 on the Western side of Moores Road 200 feet south of Wulff Road Junction in the Southern district of New Providence and containing thereon a split level commercial struct ure. Property is 6,536 sq.ft. Bldg is 1,586 sq.ft.. A ppraised value. TBA.( 572 ) Lot #12 of plan #20 Malcolm Allotment e astward of East Street South, eastern district New P rovidence containing a 3 bed 2 bath concrete residence. Property is approx 5,600 sq.ft. and bldg is 1,824 sq.ft. Appraised value $195,630.00.( 572 ) Lot # 8 Block #77 Crooked Island Street Englerston Addition Subdivision situated in the southern district New Providence. Containing a wooden building 600sq.ft. Property is 5000sq.ft ( 50 x 100). Appraised value $112,000.( 569 ) Lot of land being part of Crown Grant A-5-55 situated on the North side of Shell Fish Road, E ast of Hamster Road and West if Firetrail Rdcontaining thereon a one and a half storey split level building. Bldg is 4,200 sq.ft and property is 6,325 sq.ft. Appraised value $405,000.( 570 ) Lots of land being Lot # 23 and Lot #24 of the Kool Air Subdivision, eastern New Provi-dence. Containing thereon a partially complet-ed 3bed 3 bth residence 13,946 sq.ft. Appraised value $399,000 ( 572 ) Lot of land #22 of the Gladstone RoadCrown Land Allotments situate on the easternside of Gladstone Road western New Providence and containing thereon a residence.P roperty is 0.75 acre Appraised Value $400,000( 569 ) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward Road, Coral Heights East Subdivision situated in Western Dis-t rict of New Providence, approx. size 8,800 sq. ft. w ith a split level containing three one bed, one bath, apt.units on lower level and a two bed one bath unit on the upper level. approx. size of building 2,658 sq.ft. Appraised value: $285,000( 572 )Lot # 6 Orchid Gardens subdivision, West-ern District, New Providence and containing thereon a foundation for a home. Appraised Value $100,000.00 ( 572 ) Lot #159 of the subdivision known as Victoria Gardens situate in the Western District, New Providence and containing thereon a 3-bed-room residence. Appraised Value $155,000.00 ( 572 ) Lot # 526 of the subdivision known as Golden Gate Estates Section Two situate in the Western District, New Providence and containing thereon a residence. Appraised Value $210,000.00( 570 )Lot of land being Lot #126 situate in Eliz-abeth Estates East Phase 2 Subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence and containing thereon a three bed-room house. Property is 50 x 100 (5000 sq.ft). A ppraised value $125,000.00 ( 569 ) Lot # 27 Block # 8 in Sunset Park Subdivision, Western District of New Providence and containing a 3-bed 2 bath residence with 3 efciency units attached. Property is approx6 ,375 sq.ft and building is 2,062 sq.ft. Appraised value $275,000( 569 ) Lot # 13 Block # 74 Englerston Addition S ubdivision, Southern District, New Providence. Property is walled in and gated with a founda-tion and zoned commercial. Property is approx. 5,750 sq.ft. Appraised value $83,000. ( 569 ) Lot # 4 Block # 52 Englerston Subdivision, Southern District, New Providence. Appraised value. TBA( 569 )Lot D on Holy Family Church Grounds, Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas containing thereon a commercial building 1,588 sq.ft. Property is enclosed and is approx. 55 sq.ft x 103 sq.ft. Appraised Value TBA (569 ) Lot #14 in Block #40, Englerston Subdivision Southern District of New Providence and containing thereon a stucco duplex build-ing. Property is 5000 sq.ft (50 x 100ppraised value $98,000.( 801 ) Parcel of land containing 4,938 sq.ft on the northern side of Delancy Street approx 135 ft East of Nassau St. housing a newly construct-ed commercial building with over 2,500 sq.ft. of Retail/Ofce Area. Appraised value $670,000.( 725 )Lot of land in Harbour Mews with the partially erected house #25 in the Western Dis-trict of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands. Appraised Value TBA( 569 )Lot of land located on the Southern Side of a road reservation being Lot #212 of a subdi-v ision known as Ridgeland ParkWest situated in the Western District of New Providence with a 3 bed residence. Appraised value TBA( 569 )Lot #5 of Allotment #85Sandilands Subdivi-sion, Eastern District of New Providence Property is 180.26 x 59.77 sq.ft. Appraised Value TBA FREEPORT( 008 )Single Story tri-plex building, one 2 bed-rooms and two 1-bedroom located on a multi-family Lot No.4, block 3, Shirley Lane, section 1, Bahama Reef Yacht & Country Club Subdivi-s ion, Freeport Grand Bahama. Property size is approx. 16,621 sq. ft. Appraised value $348,000.( 103 ) Lot of land and improvements thereon k nown as No.3 block 31 Bahamia Marina & Sec-t ion IX located in southwestern Freeport, Grand Bahama. Approx. 13,070 sq.ft. or 0.30 acres prop-erty contains duplex dwelling. Appraised value $300,000.( 101-F )Residential Canal Lots 30, 31 & 32, Block 1, Pine Bay Subdivision Freeport, Grand Baha-ma, containing two storey House, 4 bed, 3 baths S ituated on 1.62 Acres of land. Appraised value $ 1,372,200 NEW PROVIDENCE( 801 ) Vacant Lot No. 1A, located on the east-ern side of Fox Hill Rd., 235 feet north of Prince Charles Drive, Nassau, Bahamas. The open zon-i ng/multi-family property size is approx. 10,322.05 sq.ft Appraised value $150,000.( 569 )Lot of land in the subdivision called and known as EASTERN ESTATES in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence being Lot Number 14 in Block Number 9. property is approx 7,044 sq.ft. Appraised Value TBA.( 569 )Lot of land being Lot No. 977 in the Sub-division called and known as PINEWOOD GAR-D ENS situated in the Southern District of the Island New Providence. Appraised value $65,000.( 569 ) Lot of land located on Marigold Road in the Subdivision known as Kool Acres. Lot is approx. 7145 sq. ft. Appraised value $93,000. ( 569 ) Vacant lot single/family zoning. Lot # 21 of the subdivision called Southern Shores / Canaan Subdivision located on Marshall Road. Property size is some 67.86 feet on the sub road a nd 84.49 on one side, 55.21 at the back and some 85.61 on the other side of 5,475 sq ft of land space. Appraised value $86,000( 569 )All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #11 of the Lee Acres subdivision situate in the vicinity of Sandilands Village in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence. App raised Value TBA. ( 569 ) All that piece parcel or lot of land situated on the northwest corner of Butlers Lane & Romer Street, Fox Hill in the Eastern District of New Providence. Appraised value. $57,000. ( 723 ) Lot of land being Lot # 5 in Block #9 in the Subdivision known as Millar Heights situate in the Western District of the Island of New Providence. Property is 75 x 100 approx 7,500 sq.ft. Appraised value $90,000 ( 569 )All that piece parcel or lot of land locatedCoral Heights East. Appraised value. TBA.( 570 )Lot # 5 being a portion of a larger tract of land known as Lot # 11 of Southern Shores Sub-division, Southern District of New Providence. Property is 62.22 x 109.29 approx 7,019 sq ft. Appraised Value $80,000. ( 569 ) Lot #5 in block #5 in the Subdivision called and known as Baillou Dale southern New Providence, Bahamas. Appraised value $95,000 ( 569 ) Lot of land being Lot #5 of the Forest Drive Subdivision situated South of Camper-d own Drive and approx.300 ft.West of Culberts Hill Drive, eastern New Providence. Property is 15,681 sq.ft. and is hill top. Appraised value $201,000.( 569 )Lot #21 Grantanna Subdivision western district of New Providence. Property is approx 6,505 sq.ft Appraised value $80,000. ( 571 ) Lot of land being a portion of Lot #5 of block E situated in Garden Hills Subdivision in t he Southern District of the Island of New Provi-dence. Property is vacant and measures 9,406 sq ft. Appraised Val $312,000.( 571 )Lot of land being Lot #24 in a Subdivision known as and called RhodasVineyard situate in the Southwestern District of New Providence. Prop. is 7,256 sq.ft. Appraised value $90,700.( 569 ) 7000 sq.ft. Lot #12 in Yamacraw Beach Es-tates eastern district of New Providence. From t he intersection of Fox Hill Rd and Yamacraw Hill Rd turn onto Yamacraw Hill Road, take the rst corner on the right, take the rst left and property is second property on the right. Appraised value$91,000. ( 569 ) Lot #2 situated on the western side of Golden Isles Road South of Carmichael Rd. in the Western District of New Providence. Appraised value $65,000.00.( 569 )Lot of land situate off Cowpen Road and bounded by Silver Gates Subdivision measur-ing 90 x 110 and zoned multi-family. Appraised value $118,000. ( 008 ) Lot #5 & 6 in the Nassau Village Subdi-vision situated in the Holy Cross Constituency, eastern New Providence. Containing a single family concrete dwelling. Appraised value TBA.( 570 ) Lot of land being Lot # 15 Block #17 on the Eastern side of West Avenue located in MillersHeights Subdivision. Property is zoned multi-family and is 75 x 100 (7,500 sq.ft.). Appraised value TBA ( 801 ) Three single-family/multi-family residential vacant parcels of land being Lots # 10, 11 & 12, southern side of FireTrail Road, West-e rn New Providence. Property sizes are Lot #10 8,967 sq ft Appraised value: $75,000 ( 569 )Lot of land situate Winton Estates in the Eastern District of New Providence being Lot #7. Property size 107.5 x 137(14,728 sq.ft) Appraised Value TBA ( 570 )Lot # 7 Kemps Court Subdivision, East-ern New Providence. Property is vacant and is approx 5,033 sq.ft. Appraised value $75,000. ( 572 ) Lot # 21 Love Estate Subdivision in the western New Providence in the Commonwealth o f the Bahamas. Property is vacant and is approx one acre. Appraised value $225,000. ( 572 ) Lot # 20 Block #14, Gleniston Gardens Eastern District, New Providence. Property is 75 x 150 or 11,250 sq.ft. Appraised value $145,000.( 572 ) Lot # 1 of Gambier Allotment #18 situ-ate on the western side of Golden Girls Way and approx. 197 feet southeasterly from West Bay Street, Gambier, New Providence. Property is 2 0,000 sq.ft. hilltop Appraised value $510,000 ( 801 ) Parcel of land Lot No. 112 situate in W estridge Estates Subdivision situated in the Western New Providence.Property Size: 22,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $350,000( 570 )Lot of land being Lot #46 of West Ridge-land situate in the Southern District, New Provi-d ence, Bahamas. Property is approx. 4,200 sq.ft. (60 x 70ppraised value TBA( 725 )All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #330 situate in the subdivision called and known as West Winds situate in the Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the Bahama Islands. Appraised Value TBA FREEPORT ( 802 ) Vacant Commercial Lot No: 3A, Block 60 Bahamia Subdivision VI containing 3 acres located Freeport, Grand Bahama. Appraised Value $327,000 ( 108 )Vacant Single Family Lot #5 Block F Ba-hamia South Sub, Freeport, Grand Bahama.Ap-praised value $35,700.( 569 )Undeveloped lot #149. Seafan Lane, Lu-cayan Beach Subdivision. Grand Bahama, 18750 s quare feet. Appraised value: TBA ( 569 ) Vacant land Lot #8, Block #19 at Baham ia West Sub Division (Port Area) of Freeport, Grand Bahama Property size approx 25,500 sq ft. Appraised value $65,000. ( 571 ) Lot 89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive, Bahamia West Replat Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama, consisting of 12,100 sq ft. Appraised value $51,000.( 569 ) Vacant property consisting of Lot #894 situated in the Freeport Ridge Subdivision, Sec-t ion #1, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Ap-praised value : TBA( 571 )Lot of land #10 Block #3 Bristol Bay Sub-division, Unit Freeport, Grand Bahama, Baha-mas. Property is approx 0.42 acre. Appraised value $55,000. ( 811 ) Vacant Lot of land located West End Grand Bahama containing 8581 square feet or .20 acres situated in Ginn Sur Mer subdivision, i n the island of Grand Bahama. Appraised value: $575,000. ( 811 ) Vacant lot of land #476, Versailles Sur Mer Club & Resort, West End Plat No. 3 subdivision, on the island of Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Appraised value $560,000.( 910 )Lot #16, Unit 5, Block 22 Clearwater Cove, L incoln Green Subdivision Grand Bahama, resi-dential property. Appraised value: TBA. ( 565 ) Lot of land situate in the Queens Cove Subdivision on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and being Lot #24 in Block 19, Section 1. Lot is 75 sq ft x 125 sq.ft. Appraised value TBA.( 801 )All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #9A Block 16 Section 1X in Bahamia Subdivi-sion in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Baha-mas. The property is situated near the golf course and is 24,830 sq.ft. Appraised Value $55,000.(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson (304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson MACKEY STREETBRANCH Tel: 242-393-3097(601) Mr. Dwayne Kemp JOHN F. KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH Tel: 242-325-4711(401) Mrs. Deanne Wallace-Whit eld PARADISE ISLAND BRANCH Telephone: 242-363-1404(550) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: 242-393-7505/8(501) Ms. Nicole Evans (502) Ms. Patricia Russell (505) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss CABLE BEACH BRANCH Tel: 242-327-6077(466) Mr. Derek Sturrup LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180(716) Ms. Quincy Fisher (723) Ms. Deidre King (725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis(566) Mrs. Kenyatta Johnson(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott (570) Mr. Elton Kemp(571) Mrs. Faye Daniels (572) Mr. Ryan Brown(573) Ms. Annisha Wilson NASSAU INTL AIRPORT Tel: 242-377-7179(433) Mrs. Renea Walkine LYFORD CAYBRANCH Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037(101-N ) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson GOVERNORS HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA Tel: 242-332-2856/8(902) Ms. Evette Burrows HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH Tel:242-333-2230(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda ANDROS TOWN BRANCH Tel: 242-368-2071(400) Ms. Bianca Simms MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Tel: 242-367-2420(908) Mrs Sylvia Poitier(909) Mr. Travis Spicer(910) Ms. Elivira Moss(914) Mr. Julius Seymour BIMINI BRANCH Tel:242-347-3031(105) Ms. Italia Beckford GRAYS, LONG ISLAND Tel: 242-337-0101(100) Mrs. Lucy Wells EXUMA BRANCH Tel: 242-336-3251( 008) Ms. Joycelyn Mackey FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH Tel: 242-352-6631/2 ( 101-F ) Ms. Garnell Frith ( 102) Ms. Elaine Collie ( 103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-Cartwright ( 108) Ms. Sylvie Carey SPANISH WELLS Tel: 242-333-4131 or 242-333-4145( 560) Mr. Walter Carey By CONSTABLE 3011 MAKELLE PINDER IT IS imperative that we as a nation pay closer attention to the various s ocial ills that continuously plague our country; one in particular is the fight against child abuse and the signs of this inhumane act, whereas knowledge is our strongest weapon. T he more you know a bout it, the more you can d o to help those who have already been victimised and to prevent it from happening again. T he first step in helping a bused children is learning t o recognise the symptoms of child abuse. A lthough child abuse is d ivided into four types physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment the types are more typically found in combination than alone. A physically abused child f or example is often emot ionally maltreated as well, and a sexually abused child m ay be also neglected. Any c hild at any age may exper ience any of the types of child abuse. In fact research proves t hat children over age five are more likely to be physically abused and to suffer moderate injury than c hildren under the age of five. Therefore here are a few a lert signs that may signal t he presence of child abuse. THE CHILD: S hows sudden changes in b ehaviour or school performance; Has not received help for p hysical or medical problems brought to the parents' attention; Has learning problems t hat cannot be attributed to specific physical or psy chological problems I s always watchful, as t hough preparing for some thing bad to happen; Lacks adult supervision; Comes to school early, s tays late, and does not want to go home. T HE PARENT: Shows little concern for the child, rarely respond ing to the school's requests f or information, for conf erences, or for home visits; Denies the existence of or blames the child for the child's problems ins chool or at home; Asks the classroom teacher to use harsh physical discipline if the child misbehaves; Sees the child entirely bad, worthless, or burdensome; Demands perfection or a level of physical or acade mic performance the child cannot achieve SIGNS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE: Consider the possibility of physical abuse when the child: Has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes; Has fading bruises or other marks noticeable after an absence from school; Seems frightened of the parents and protests or cries when it is time to go h ome from school; S hrinks at the approach o f adults; or Reports injury by a pare nt or another adult careg iver. SIGNS OF NEGLECT: Consider the possibility of neglect when the child: Is frequently absent from school; B egs or steals food or m oney from classmates; L acks needed medical or d ental care, immunisations, o r glasses; A llowed to roam the streets without adult supervision. SIGNS OF SEXUAL ABUSE: Consider the possibility o f sexual abuse when the child: Has difficulty walking or s itting; S uddenly refuses to change for gym or to participate in physical activi ties; D emonstrates bizarre, sophisticated, or unusual sexual knowledge orb ehaviour; B ecomes pregnant or contracts a venereal disease, particularly if under age R eports of sexual abuse by a parent or another adult caregiver. SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL MALTREATMENT: Consider the possibility o f emotional maltreatment w hen the child: Shows extremes in behaviour, such as overlyc ompliant or demanding behaviour, extreme passiv ity or aggression; I s delayed in physical or e motional development; Has attempted suicide; or Reports a lack of attach ment to the parent. Remember that children are precious gifts from God who should be loved and nurtured NOT abused, killed and taken advantage of! Should you need more information on Child Abuse or if you have information pertaining to any crime, please do not hesi tate to contact the police at or Crime Stoppers at 328-tips (New Providence), 1-300-8476 (Family Island or if you know of individuals who may be in need of counselling and emotional supportplease contact the Department of Social Services hotline number at 322-2763. Royal Bahamas Police Force National Crime Prevention Office: Recognising child abuse FOUR Bahamas registered fishing vessels carrying a total of eight Bahamians were detained by the Defence Force in connection with alleged violations of the Fish eries Resources Act. While on routine patrol in the northern Bahamas, Defence Force patrol craft P-130 spotted the fishing skiffs off North Abaco at around 4.30pm. A routine boarding of the vessels led to the discovery of an undetermined number of undersized crawfish. As a result, the skiffs and crews were detained and tak en to Grand Cay, Abaco, where they were handed over to the relevant authorities for further investigation. The Defence Force advised the general public, and especially fishermen, to adhere to all Bahamian fisheries laws. CONSTABLE 3011 M akelle Pinder DEFENCE FORCE MAKES FISHERIES ARREST


T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 9 H OUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS VACANT PROPERTIESOFFICERSPROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALEContact Account Ofcer listed below by using number code for each property.COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE Tel: 242-356-8568 (801) Mr. Jerome Pinder (802) Mr. Brian Knowles (803) Ms. Gillian Beckles-Slatter (805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms Obrien (806) Mrs. Lois Hollis (807) Mr. Lester Cox (808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul (811) Ms. Lydia Rahming PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or 242-302-3800(201) Mrs. Patrice Ritchie NASSAU MAIN BRANCH Tel: 242-322-8700(701) Mr. Robert Pantry (301) Ms. Thyra Johnson (304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson MACKEY STREETBRANCH Tel: 242-393-3097(601) Mr. Dwayne Kemp JOHN F. KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH Tel: 242-325-4711(401) Mrs. Deanne Wallace Whit eld PARADISE ISLAND BRANCH Tel: 242-363-1404(550) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: 242-393-7505/8(501 ) Ms. Nicole Evans (502 ) Ms. Patricia Russell (505 ) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss CABLE BEACH BRANCH Tel: 242-327-6077(466 ) Mr. Derek Sturrup LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180(716 ) Ms. Quincy Fisher (723 ) Ms. Deidre King (725 ) Ms. Marguerite Johnson (565 ) Mrs. Catherine Davis (566 ) Mrs. Kenyatta Johnson (569 ) Mrs. Vanessa Scott (570 ) Mr. Elton Kemp (571 ) Mrs. Faye Daniels (572 ) Mr. Ryan Brown (573 ) Ms. Annisha Wilson NASSAU INTL AIRPORT Tel: 242-377-7179(433) Mrs. Renea Walkine LYFORD CAYBRANCH Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037(101-N ) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson GOVERNORS HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA Tel: 242-332-2856/8(902) Ms. Evette Burrows HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH Tel:242-333-2230(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda ANDROS TOWN BRANCH Tel: 242-368-2071 (400. Bianca Simms MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Tel: 242-367-2420(908) Mrs Sylvia Poitier (909) Mr. Travis Spicer (910) Ms. Elivira Moss (914) Mr. Julius SeymourE XUMA ( 569 ) Lot # 14867 Bahama Sound, Exuma, 1 0 miles northwest of George Town, Exuma and about 1 mile south of Emerald Bay,The F our Seasons Resort and Rokers Point. Locat-ed Mt. Thompson and Farmers Hill. Property s ize 10,000 sq ft with 80 ft frontage on QueensHighway; the main road. Property contains a p artially completed apartment complex with ve, 1 bedroom units, 4 efciency units and 1 s hop space. Appraised value $488,240.( 008 )Property containing 3 beds 1-bath home c onstructed of concrete blocks located Moss Town and number 18 in The Department of H ousing Subdivision, Moss Town Exuma Bahamas. Property Size 7853. Appraised Value $ 113,000.( 008 )Property containing 6 Units 1-bed 1-bath a partment units to First Floor Belt Course. Par-tially developed properties. All those piece or l ots of land being Lot # 1679 and 1680 Bahama Sound Subdivision, Exuma Number 3, Great E xuma. Properties Size: 10,000 sq ft each. Appraised Value $51,000. ( 008 ) Partially developed property located Golf Boulevard, lot# 20, Flamingo Bay Estates n ear George Town, Exuma, Bahamas. The land is 25,017 sq ft and with a two storey apartment c omplex with a living area of 1770 square feet. The building is completed to the rst oor belt-c ourse and all electrical, plumbing and other rough work have been completed on the ground oor. Appraised value $100,050.( 008 )Developed property located lots #11165 & 11166, Bahama Sound #8, Great Exuma. The land is 7,200 square feet containing duplex with a building area of 1,706 square feet with (1bed/2bath unit and (1 A ppraised value $185,376. ( 008 ) Developed property located lot#9786, Bahama Sound #9 situated at the northwestern portion of the Forest Estate near Mt Thompson a nd Farmers Hill northwest of George Town, Great Exuma. Land is 10,000 sq ft with a single f amily residence with 1300 sq ft of living area, with 3 bed, 2 bath. Construction is hardi-sid-i ng. Appraised value $154,000. ( 008 ) Lot located about 10.5 miles northw est of George Town, Bahama Sound #8 East lot#6647, a subdivision of land situated at the n ortheastern portion of The Forest Estate, in the vicinity of Mt. Thompson and Farmers Hill, G reat Exuma, Bahamas. Site contains 10,000 sq ft and is developed with a duplex apartment, c ontaining 2-bed, 1-bath apartments. 2,160 sq ft living area of hardiplank construction. App raised value $198,000.( 008 )Lot of land #12975, #14 Bahama Sound, Exuma (situated about 1-5/8 miles southeast-wardly of George Town). Containing Hardiplank b uilding consisting of a triplex partial complete 2-1 bedrooms 1 bath and 1-bed 1 bath units. B uilding size 2160 sq ft. Lot size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $180,000.( 008 )Lot # B-5707 situated approximately 11 miles north west of the settlement of George Town, Bahama Sound No. 7 east. Located between the settlements of Mt. Thompson and t he Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Contain-ing a triplex of two-1-bed 1-bath units and one 2 bedrooms 1-bath unit. Building size 1705 sq ft. Property size 4,000 sq ft. Appraised value $ 216,980. ( 008 ) Lot No. 9800, Bahama Sound No. 9, a subdivision of land situate at the northeastern portion of the Forest Estate in the vicinity of the settlement of Mt. Thompson and the Forest, G reat Exuma, Bahamas. Containing a triplex. Building size 2492 sq ft. Property size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value 336,500. ( 008 ) All that piece of parcel of lots of land b eing Lot No. 6226, Bahama Sound No. 7 East a s ubdivision of land situate at the eastern portion o f the Forest Estate in the vicinity of Southside a nd Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Property s ize 10,000 sq ft. Containing a duplex. Buildi ng size 1152 sq ft Appraised value $186,320. ( 571 ) Lot of land being Lot #6582 Bahama S ound #8 East situate at the northeastern portion o f The Forest Estate, Exuma near Mt. Thomp-s on and Farmers Hill and containing a duplex ( 2bed 1 bth each side) Bldg is 1,800 sq ft; prop-erty is 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $260,000.( 008 )Lots #6108 & 6109 of Bahama Sound # 7 East situated 10 1/2 miles northwest of George T own, Great Exuma. Containing a 1,680 sq ft single storey hardy plank duplex, with two 2 b ed, 2 bath units. Appraised value $214,800.00.( 008 )Lot of land being lot #243 in Section #2, L ittle Exuma 10,000 square foot. Containing a 753 sq ft single family home constructed of c oncrete slab and T-1 Eleven sides with 2 bed-room/1 bathroom. Appraised value $107,344.( 008 ) All that piece parcel or lot #7794, Calab Drive, Bahama Sound #11, 3 1/2 miles south o f George Town, Great Exuma. Containing a 1,800 square foot single storey concrete dup lex, with two 2-bed, 1-bath units. Appraised value$157,956.( 008 ) Lot#18 Section #11 Northeast Flamingo B ay, Great Exuma 11,396 sq ft single and multi family residential lot partially developed with a 1,000 sq ft foundation. Appraised value $101,000.( 008 )Property containing 3 Bed 1 Bath Home. S ingle Family Hardi-Plank w/ Wood Stud Resi-dence located 1 5/8 miles southwestwardly of G eorge Town and being Lot # 12831, Property size 10,000 sq ft in Bahama Sound No 14. App raised Value TBA( 008 ) Lot No. 5596, Bahama Sound No. 7 east, a s ubdivision of land situate at the eastern Forest Estate near Southside and Forest, Great Exuma, B ahamas. Containing concrete home with 3 bed 2 bath sized 1062 sq ft. Lot size 10,000.00 s q ft. Appraised value $219,050.00.( 008 ) Commercial property located Lot#118 W ater Street, George town, Exuma totalling 14,340 sq. ft. Property is developed with a two storey c ommercial building with a total area of 2400 sq ft. The building consist of 2 shop spaces and r estrooms on the ground oor and 3 shop/of ce spaces and restrooms on the upper oor. There i s a cement patio on ground oor of the building and a semi wrap around wooden porch on the u pper level as well. Appraised Value $326,000 ELEUTHERA( 902 )Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150 x 150 on Queens Highway just south of Palmetto Point Eleuthera w ith a two storey stone building containing two apartments. Each unit has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath, k itchen, living room and 3 linen closets. Appraised value $287,209. ( 901 ) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom 2bath concrete structure located Triana Shores Har-b our Island, Eleuthera. Property size 80 x 120 x 80 120 ft Appraised valued at $ 332,735. ( 901 ) Lot # 57 block # Trianna Shores, Har-bour Island Eleuthera containing 3 bed 2 bath front room, dining room, & kitchenconcrete structure, 1926.40 sq. ft wooden deck 321.60 sq.ft. property 9600 sq. ft. appraised value $448,645. ( 902 )Registered Legal Mortgage over Lot #6A B anana Beach, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera with a triplex foundation Appraised Value Ap-p raised Value $93,000 ( 560 )Tract of land located The Bluff Eleuthera, o verlooking the beautiful Bluff Harbour. Prop-e rty contains four parcels of land with a total a rea of approximately 151,528 sq ft. Property is i deal for a waterfront development. Contains a t riplex condominium under construction up t o belt-course and a private dock. Appraised v alue $1,118,000.( 902 )Lot 6A North Palmetto Point Eleuthera containing a 2bed/1bath residence with ad-journing incomplete apartment. Property size 8,500 sq. ft; building size oor area 1,639.08 + covered porch. Appraised Value $188,740. ( 902 ) Lot # 54, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera con-t aining 2-bed/1 bath duplex, property size 7,500 s q ft. Appraised value $146,437 ( 902 )Lot # CA 1, Palmetto Shores, South Pal-m etto Point, Eleuthera, containing 3-storey 4 b edroom 3 bath house approx. 3,336 sq ft liv-i ng space; property size 11,868 sq ft. Appraised v alue $230,000 ( 902 )Lot south of Palmetto Point on the main Eleuthera Highway, Eleuthera, Bahamas containing a 2 bed, 1 bath duplex unit with gross oor area 1,457.84 each. Property size 1.115 acres. Appraised value $212,667. ( 901 ) Lots # 12E and 13W of Johnsons Har-b our View Estates Subdivision Harbour Island Eleuthera, with a duplex 2 bedrooms, 1 bath e ach. Appraisal TBA. ( 902 ) Lot #3 Block 2 a subdivision adjoining the Settlement of Alice Town in the Island of E leuthera containing a two-storey multi-family complex with residence. App value: TBO S PANISH WELLS( 560 )Lot of land # 2 Sea View Subdivision, Rus-sell Island adjacent to the settlement of Spanish Wells. Property size 11,323 sq. ft, building size 2 236 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, dining room, laundry r oom, covered porch, a one car garage, and a covered water tank. Appraised value $299,000 ( 560 ) Lot of land in Spanish Wells located b etween 8th and 9th street near The Islander Shop. Property size 3,654 sq. ft. Building (wood-en structure) size 1370 sq. ft. containing 3 bed-rooms, 2 bath, front room/dining room and kitchen, House is in good condition. Proper l andscaping with poured concrete driveways & walkway. Appraised value $155,000.00.( 560 ) Lot # 1 and 2 of a tract of seven parcels b etween Harbour Road and the Main Public Road near 22nd Street Spanish Wells Bahamas. Property size 12,428 sq. ft. Building size 4516 sq. ft. containing 3 bed, 2 bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, laundry room, covered porch, a nd a covered water tank. Basement offers a garage, work-shop, play room and small of ce a rea. House is in excellent condition Proper landscaping with poured concrete driveways & walkway. Appraised value $555,179.( 560 )Lot of land #2 Ocean Estates, Russell Is-land, Spanish Wells. Property size 12,179 sq. ft, building size 1976 sq. ft. Building is constructed of lumber and hardy plank, containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, d ining room, utility room, covered porch, and covered water tank. Landscaped with poured c oncrete driveway & walkway. Appraised value $455,190 ( 560 ) Lot of land on Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Property size 13,446 sq. ft, building size 3074 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, utility room, laundry room, covered porch, covered driveway and a two car garage. Also contains a 30,000 gal-l on rainwater tank. Appraised value $460,780( 560 )Lot #27 in a subdivision of 8 parcels situ-ated immediately east of Ocean Heights Subdi-vision, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Property size 12,500 sq ft. Building 1820 sq ft. containing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, laundry room and a one car garage. Covered front entryway an obser-vation deck and patio. House in excellent con-dition. Appraised value $314,000 ( 560 ) Lot of land #1, Sea View Subdivision, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Property size 11, 284 sq ft, Building size 2,485 sq ft. containing 3 bed, 2 bath, an eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room and laundry room plus one car garage, covered front porch/entryway and a r ear patio/water tank. Properly landscaped, with poured concrete driveway and walkway. Appraised value $375,000. ( 560 ) Lot of land 1520 feet west of the government dock at Muddy Hole, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Property size 17,083 sq. ft. Build-i ng 2,426 sq ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 b athrooms, front room/ dining room, kitchen, g arage and covered front porch. Appraised val-u e $347,000. ( 560 ) Lot on 30th Street Spanish Wells, Ba-h amas. Property size 6,500 sq. ft, building size 1 800 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living r oom, kitchen, laundry room, covered porch, a nd a covered water tank. House in good con-d ition, proper landscaping with poured conc rete driveways & walkway. Appraised value $ 272,000. ( 560 ) Lot of land in Spanish Wells located 1 7th street. Property size 9,259 sq. ft. Building (wooden structure) size 2889 sq. ft. containi ng 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, great front room, full kitchen, one-car garage, covered front porch/entry way, back porch. Proper landscaping with poured concrete driveway & walkway. Appraised v alue $322,000. ANDROS ( 400 ) Property in Calabash Bay, Andros. 75 x 150 with a small grocery store 480 sq. ft. and an incomplete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq. ft. A ppraised value $65,000. ( 400 )Lot #14 Love Hill, Andros totalling 20,000 sq. ft. Property contains a two storey 5-bed, 3 -bath residence. Appraised value $185,000.( 40 0)Lot is situated Queens Highway in Cargill C reek, Andros, totalling 30,000 sq ft. Property contains one completed building 2 bedroom, 2bath 1,200 sq feet, and two under construc-t ion. Appraised value $324,502.( 571 )Lots # 17 & #18 Crown Allotments, Love H ill Settlement, Andros. Containing a two-sto-rey residence. Appraised Value $100,000.( 400 )Lot is situated in Coakley Bight, Behring Point Andros totalling 30,339sq ft. Property con-t ains a split level 3-bed 2-bath 2,386 sq ft house. Appraised value $196,253 ( 400 ) Lot #16 is situated in Marina Ridge in the settlement of Fresh Creek Andros, totalling 1 6,200 sq ft. Property contains a one bedroom one bath house 840 sq ft. Appraised value $90,280( 400 )Lot 22,702 sq ft Davis Creek, Fresh Creek Town Area, Central Andros Island, containing 5 -unit apartment complex sized 3030 sq ft. Ap-praised value $195,322.( 565 )Lot west of the Coastal Water front and east of Queens Highway directly opposite Har-old Road the location of the National Insurance S ub-Ofce at the Bluff Settlement of South An-dros and containing thereon a 2-bed 1-bath r esidence. Property size (63 x 75ox 4,725 sq.ft. Appraised value $75,000. ABACO ( 910 ) Lot #12 Madeira Park, a small sub-division on the outskirts of Treasure Cay, Abaco with a 9,444 sq ft concrete block residence with asphalt shingle roof 3-bed, 2-bath, family room, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Appraised value $147,000.( 908 )Lot# 52 Crown Allotments located Mur-p hy Town, Abaco with size being 10,200 sq ft. Containing a one storey concrete house with 4 bed/2 bath. Appraised value $200,000. ( 908 ) Lot# 23 located in Spring City, Abaco sized 8,925 sq ft. Containing a one storey wood-e n house with 3 bed/1 bath of 7985 sq ft. Appraised value $60,000 ( 909 ) Lot #24, Dundas Town, Abaco known as Lot #24C, containing 8,914 sq ft containing a duplex with a 3 bed 2 bath unit and a 2 bed 1 bath unit taking up a total of 2,040 sq ft. Appraised value: $181,028 ( 909 ) Lot # 2, comprising a portion of Com-mercial Parcel Lot A, Murphy Town, Abaco, con-t aining 14, 725 sq ft with wooden duplex with a 3 bed 2.5 bath and a 2 bed 1 bath rental unit, with v-joint ceilings and central air-condition-ing. Appraised value $320,000 ( 909 ) Lot #46, being a portion of the Murphy Town Crown Allotments on the island of A baco, measuring 6,483 square feet contain-ing a duplex with 2 beds and 1.5 baths for each unit. Appraised value at $222,463.00 ( 909 ) Lot 356 H, situate in the settlement of M urphy Town on the island of Abaco, measur-i ng 7,631 square feet containing a triplex that h as two 2 bed 1 baths and a 1 bed 1 bath. App raise value TBA. ( 909 ) Lot of land situated in Dundas Town comprising a portion of Lot #11 of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment, Abaco, containing a residence. Appraised value TBA( 909 )Lots of land containing 10,178 sq ft and 1 0,176 sq ft, being a part of Murphy Town Crown A llotment No. 70 situate in the Settlement of M urphy Town, Abaco, containing a duplex. Val-ue $243,000( 909 )Lot #59, Central Pines Subdivision, south o f Dundas Town, west of Marsh Harbour 80 feet by 140 feet containing a 1,404 square feet h ouse comprising of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen living and dining area. App raised value TBA ( 909 ) Lot #56 located Murphy Town Allotments with dimensions of 109 square feet by 109 square feet containing a duplex with an area of 1,456 square feet and each unit having t wo bedrooms on bathroom living and kitchen area. Appraised value $155,000.( 909 )Lot #22, situate on the northern side of S C Bootle Highway and approximately 558 feet s outhwesterly from New Hope Baptist Church in the settlement of Mount Hope, Abaco, con-taining a residence 1,500 sq ft and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Appraised value : $157,500.( 908 )Lot #40 being a portion of Dundas Town C rown Allotments containing a 4-plex located Dundus Town, Abaco. Appraised value $494,022.( 908) Lot #21 Dundas Town, Abaco contain-ing a 3 bedrooom 2bath wooden structure. Ap-praised value $130,000. ( 908 ) Lot #106, Central Pines Estates, Dund as Town, Abaco containg a 3bedroom 2bath residence. Appraised value $161,425.00 (908Lot #119 in Section 4 known as Casua rina Point, Abaco containing a 1,614 sq. Ft. residence. Appraised value $240,000.( 910 ) Parcel of land known as Joes Creek 3.5 m iles south of Treasure Cay containing 3.42 acres located at Joes Creek, Abaco. Sea view, Living area, upper & lower, garage/workshop, Carport, 10 ceiling, two sets of stairs, interior & Exterior to ground level, covered porch and extra large kitchen, 24x 14, with top of the line cupboards. Appraised value: $625,000.( 909 )Partially developed property located Lot # 15, Government Subdivision, Murphy Town, Abaco containing a two story CBS residence. A ppraised value -$330,000.00( 908 )Developed property located lot #37J Pine Needles Subdivision, Dundas Town, Abaco con-t aining a 2,634 sq. ft. residence. Appraised value $373,000.( 908 )Developed property located lot #398 in the Central Pines Subdivision, Dundas Town, Abaco containing a Triplex. Appraised value $490,000. ( 908 ) Developed property located Lots #54 a nd #55, Block 167, Anchorage Estates, Treas-ure Cay, Abaco containing a fourplex. Appraised v alue $541,000 OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS ( 811 ) Property containing Condo Millenium II, Unit A-101, building 57, Phase 1C, 2 b edrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, utility closet & patio. Situated in the area k nown as Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini, Bahamas. Appraised value $485,000. ( 105 ) Lot containing 2 story bldg. with three bed, two and a half bath residence, and 30 x 8 6 situated Bailey Town, North Bimini. App raised value $235,000 ( 101-F ) Property situated Alice Town, The Is-land of North Bimini, being Parcel A measur-ing 9,267 sq. ft. with incomplete 3 storey single family home. Appraised value $542,000( 811 )Condo Bldg 20-T (TREEHOUSE) in Bim ini Bay Condominium phases 1-A(1, Bimini B ay, North Bimini. Unit has 1-bed 1-bath with 1 140 sq ft, front porch, balcony and central a/c. A ppraised value: $390,000.( 811 ) Condominuim Unit Bimini Bay Subdivi-sion, 2 bed, 2 bath Oceanfront unit, 1385 square feet, incl patio/balcony located Bimini Bay, North Bimini. Appraised value $419,900 ( 100 ) Developed property part of a Morleys Tract, corner Lot with a frontage of 149 ft, run-ning 149 ft on the north boundary and 120 ft on the south boundary. Property is in Lower Deadmans Cay, Long island with home (7 years old) under construction; 65 % completed Ap-praised value at $148,000. E XUMA ( 569 ) All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 102 in the Subdivision known as EXUMA HARBOUR Great Exuma measuring 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $20,000.( 569 )Single family residential Lot # 11698 Ba-h ama Sound Subd. #11 West, Great Exuma. Size: a pprox. 10,426 sq ft. Appraised value $15,000.( 569 ) Single family residential Lot No. 11703 Bahama Sound Subd. Number 11 West, Great Exuma. Size: approx. 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $15,000.( 008 )Vacant lot of land #6592 Bahama Sound, E xuma No 8E, Great Exuma. Property Size 10,000 s q ft. Appraised Value $20,000.( 008 )Partially developed parcel of land being 10,000 sq.ft. situated about the eastern portion of The Forest Estate in the vicinity of the settle-m ents of Southside and The Forest being Lot N umber 4803 in Bahama Sound of Exuma 6, E xuma The Bahamas. Appraised value $25,000.( 008 )Lot and land on Great Exuma, Bahamas and situated (10 1/2orthwestwardly of George Town, lot #10750 Bahama Sound O.A.E. 10,900 sq ft. Appraised value $65,000.( 008 )An undeveloped waterfront lot #12032 s ize 10,600 sq.ft. in the Bahama Sound of Exu-m a Subdivision Number 11 West, Great Exuma, B ahamas. Appraised value $224,000.( 008 )Vacant Residential Property all that piece parcel or lot of land being lot No. 12903 Baha-ma Sound No.14 a subdivision of a tract of land situated approximately 1 5/8 miles southeast-wardly of George Town, Exuma Bahamas. Prop-erty Size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised Value $20,000.( 008 ) Vacant Residential Property all that piece of parcel or lot of land being a portion of Lot No. 51, Area 3, Palm Hill Section, Flamingo Bay Estates a subdivision situated im-m ediately south of George Town, on the Island o f Exuma Bahamas. Property Size 10,206 sq.ft. Appraised value $35,000.00( 008 )All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 9773, Bahamas Sound No. 9, a subdivi-sion of land situated a the northern portion of The Forest Estate in the vicinity of the settle-ment of Mt. Thompson and Farmers Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas. 11 1/4 miles from George Town. The subject site contains 10,000 sq ft and undeveloped. Appraised value of $18,000.( 008 ) Lot of land No. 19726-7 & 19283-4 located Bahama Sound No. 21, on Taxi Way, a subdivision of land situated at approximately 2000 feet north east of George Town, Old Airport and about 1.5 miles southeast of the sett lement of George Town, Great Exuma, Baham as. The undeveloped properties are a total o f 8,000 sq.ft. Appraised value $32,000.( 008 )Lot #14857, Bahama Sound No. 17, sub-division approximately 1/4 mile Southeastwardly of the Southside and 1 mile from Moss Town Airport, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Morning Glo-ry Road. This partially developed lot contains 9 ,010 sq ft. Appraised value $12,764. ( 008 ) Lot#10948, Bahama Sound #8, north-eastern portion of The Forest Estate, vicinity of Mt Thompson and Farmers Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Appraised value: $12,000.( 008 )Lot No. 1862, Bahama Sound No. 5 East, T he Forest Estate subdivision, Great Exuma, Ba-h amas. This undeveloped property contains a t otal of 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $12,000.( 569 )Lot #14872 situated at the northeastern portion of The Forest Estate in the vicinity of the settlements of Mt. Thompson and Farmers Hill, Great Exuma one of the Bahama Is-lands. Property is 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $110,000. ( 401) Vacant lot of land and being part of a p arcel of a tract of land known as Hoopers,G reat Exuma. The property is comprise of 8,661 sq. ft. Appraised value $25,000. ( 008 ) Lot#5101 located Bahama Sound #6, western portion of The Forest Estate near South-side and The Forest, Great Exuma. Appraised value $20,000. ( 569 ) Lots #7531B, #7890R and #7890T Bahama Sound of Exuma No.II Subdivision situate on the Island of Great Exuma, Bahamas. Appraised value $55,000.( 008 )Parcel of land lot#8810, Bahama Sound # 12 situated about 7 miles northwest of George T own, Great Exuma. Appraised value $48,000..( 008 ) Lot No. 3199, Bahama Sound, Exuma N o.5 Great Exuma and Lot No. 6735 situated 1 0.5 miles northwest of George Town, Bahama Sound No. 8 east Exuma Bahamas. Both lots are vacant and are 10,000 sq ft. Appraised $20,000 & $8,000. ( 008 ) Lot No. B-7429 Bahama Sound No. 11 of Great Exuma, Bahamas. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Vacant property. Appraised value $16,800.( 008 ) Lot # 4919 Bahama Sound No. 6, Exu-ma. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Vacant property. Appraised value $10,000. ( 008 ) All that piece of parcel or lot of land being lot Nos. 9652 &9653 of Bahama Sound No. 9, Great Exuma situate about 101/2 miles Northwest of settlement of George Town, Exu ma, Bahamas. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Vac ant property. Appraised value $34,000. ( 008 ) Lot #1202, Bahama Sound No. 3,Exuma. Lot size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $9,000. ( 571 )Lots of land being Lot #C-14068, C-14069 a nd C-14070, C-14071, Bahama Sound No.16, G reat Exuma, Bahamas: Appraised value. TBA( 008 )Lot 6-2R being a part of Parcel 6, Hope Hill Estate, approximately 3/4 mile southeast of Rolleville on the Northern coast of Great Ex-uma, Bahamas. Property size: 11,989 sq ft. Ap-praised Value $140,000. ( 008 ) Vacant Lot No 8B in Southside Settle-m ent, subdivisions of land situated at approxi-mately 1/4 mile Southeastwardly of Southside and 1 mile south of Moss Town Airport, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Property size: 11,029 sq. ft. Appraised value $44,116.00. ( 572 ) Lot # 14842 Ocean Addition West, Exu ma. Great Exuma, Bahamas and containing f our 2 bed 1 bath cottages. Property is 10,000 s q.ft. Appraised Value $687,000 ( 725 ) Lot of land situate Southwardly of the Queens Highway near Hoopers Bay having #33A & #33B, Exuma, Bahamas. Property is in two parcels with a total of 26,634 sq.ft. Appraised value $106,000.( 008 )Vacant Property. Lot No 17426 Located i n Bahama Sound #18, Great Exuma, Bahamas. L ot is 10,000 sq ft. Appraised Value $30,000.( 008 )Lot No 6 Located Bahama Heights, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Lot is 16,400 sq ft. Hilltop property ocean view. Appraised Value $125,000.( 402) Lot of land in the Southern of Parcel ,Hoopers, Great Exuma comprising ap-prox 8,661 sq.ft, (64 x 135.7ppraised value: $25,000. ( 569 )Lot of land # 14813 and 14784 on the Bahama Sound Subdivision Exuma No.17 on Great Exuma, Bahamas and situate about 0.5 m ile southeastwardly of Southside Settlement. Appraised Value TBA ELEUTHERA( 569 )All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #5, Block 29A Section C Eleuthera Shores, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Appraised value $29,000. ( 565 )Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sq. ft.) situated in Mango Lane Section B Block #15, Eleuthera Island Shores on the Island of Eleuthera. Appraised value $50,189.( 565 ) Vacant lot #5 located Eleuthera Island S hores, Seaside Drive Section B, Block #15, E leuthera, Bahamas. 9,691 sqft. Appraised v alue $27,620. ( 569 ) Lot of land James Cistern, Eleuthera, Bahamas approx 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $56,000 ( 569 ) Lot #3 being a portion of the subdiv ision of a tract of land located in the village a pproximately 1.41 miles southeast of Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera, Bahamas and measuring 3.240 acres (281.27 x 502ppraised value $60,000.( 902 ) Lot #30 Lovers Hill situated approxi-mately 2 1/2 miles west of Governors Harbour E leuthera Bahamas. Appraised value: $50,172.00 ABACO ( 909) Lot # 1, Aunt Pats Bay Subdivision E lbow Cay, Abaco containing 15,549 sq ft. Ap-p raised value: TBA(909 #54, i n the Hopetown Point Subdi-vision located Hope Town, Elbow Cay Abaco. Appraised value TBA ( 909)Lot of land situate on the Southwestern s ide of S. C. Bootle Highway and approximate-l y 2 miles Northwesterly from Murphy Town, Abaco containing 54,905 sq ft. Appraised Value: TBA (909) Lot #39, located Central Pines Subdivi-sion containing 12,473 square feet situate south o f Dundas Town and west of Marsh Harbour, A baco. Appraised value: TBA (505Ten acres of land being a portion of grant 141 situated on Woods Cay, Little Abaco, between CoopersTown and Cedar Harbour in Abaco, Bahamas. The property is undeveloped but has sea views on the North and South side. Appraised value $75,000(909) Vacant residential Lot# 63 (7800 sq. ft.) Crown Allotments located Murphy Town, Aba-coAppraised value $18,000. ( 910 ) Lot #14, in block No. 194 residential property situated in Treasure Cay, Abaco. Appraised value $28,000.( 910 )Developed residential property known as Lot No.3, Block 211, Treasure Cay, Abaco. Appraised value: $75,000.( 801 )Parcel of Land known as Lot B, consist-ing of 0.306 Acres,Ocean Point,Winding Bay Subdivision, Abaco, Bahamas. Appraised Value $250,000.( 801 )Parcel of Land known as Lot E, consist-ing of 0.217 Acres,Ocean Point,Winding Bay S ubdivision, Abaco, Bahamas. Appraised Value $ 300,000.( 801 )Lot G, consisting of 0.349 Acres,Ocean Point,Winding Bay Subdivision, Abaco, Baha-mas. Appraised Value $250,000.( 801 )Lot A, consisting of 1.103 Acres,Ocean P oint,Winding Bay Subdivision, Abaco, Baha-m as. Appraised Value $500,000.( 801 )Lot C, consisting of 0.321 Acres,Ocean Point,Winding Bay Subdivision, Abaco, Baha-mas. Appraised Value $300,000.( 801 )Lot F, consisting of 0.381 Acres,Ocean P oint,Winding Bay Subdivision, Abaco, Baha-m as. Appraised Value $300,000. ( 908 ) Undeveloped property located lot #4, Crossing Rocks, Abaco. Appraised value:TBA( 910 )Undeveloped property Lot No. 41, Treas-u re Cay, Abaco. Appraised value $130,000.00 ( 910 ) Lot No. 40 Block No. 211, located at Treasure Cay. Appraised value $80,000( 910 )Developed land Lot#13 near the settle-m ent of Fire Road, Abaco, Bahamas. Appraisal V alue $219,680. O THER FAMILY ISLANDS( 569 )Lot #518 Section 2, Phase III Stella Maris Subdivision, Long Island. Property is 11,700 sq.ft. Appraised value $45,000. ( 569 ) Vacant land, Lot #184 of Phase 3, Sec-t ion 2 of Stella Maris Sub-Division (11,500 sq.ft.) s ituated at Adderleys, Long Island. Appraised v alue $30,000. ( 569 ) 4.8 acres of vacant land being portion of Lot #68, Flowers Road, Driggs Hill, South Andros. Appraised value $35,000. ( 902 )Lot #s 13 & 14 Block 50 Greenwood Es-tates Subdivision, Cat Island. property size 8,000 s q ft each. Appraised Value $40,000 ( 560 ) Two vacant properties (Lot 12c 5789 s q.ft and Lot 12d 5231 sq ft) Creek Bay Subdivision, Russell Island Bridge on the northern side of the island, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. These lots are elevated lots that offer outstand-ing ocean views and a short path to the beach. Appraised value Lot 12c $85,000 and Lot 12d $80,000.(105Lot of land situate in South Bimini be-ing Lot 11 Block No.2 of the Buccaneer Point Subdivision Bimini Bahamas Appraised Value: TBA (566Lot of land near Nicolls Town, Andros measuring 10,800 sqft. Appraised Value $19,000.BIMINI BRANCH Tel:242-347-3031(105 ) Ms. Italia Beckford GRAYS, LONG ISLAND Tel: 242-337-0101(100 ) Mrs. Lucy Wells EXUMA BRANCH Tel: 242-336-3251(008 ) Ms. Joycelyn Mackey FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH Tel: 242-352-6631/2 (101-F) Ms. Garnell Frith (102 ) Ms. Elaine Collie (103 ) Mrs. Damita Newbold-Cartwright (108 ) Ms. Sylvie Carey SPANISH WELLS Tel: 242-333-4131 or 242-333-4145(560 ) Mr. Walter Carey By MIKE LIGHTBOURN N O ONEexpects you to be able to appraise a h ome. Its a professionals r esponsibility to provide a n independent estimate of either your homes value, or the value of a homey ou are interested in purchasing. While the bank uses the appraisal to guarantee your homes tangible value against the mortgage, such documentation also e nsures that youre not o verpaying for your dream h ome. There are a few things t o keep in mind, however, t o make the best use of the cost of a professional appraisal. While your lender has an approved list of appraisers, your BREA agent will also be able to guide you. W hen selling your home, youll make a big impression if you can pro-d uce receipts for any r epairs you might have done that show that your home has been well main tained. This proves yourr esponsibility towards maintenance and pride-ofownership, and provides ad egree of comfort to the purchaser. If you feel unsure of an appraisal, ask anotherB REA professional to p rovide a Competitive Market Analysis based on the most recent closings iny our area. Sometimes another opinion is all you need to put your mind at ease. (Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty). WHATS YOUR ESTIMATE? REALESTATE MIAMI Associated Press FORECASTERS say Hurricane Ophelia is expected to pass near or over Newfoundland, Cana da, by early Monday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sun day that Ophelia was a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of about 110 mph (177 kph storm was moving northnortheast at 31 mph (50 kph). Ophelia was centered about 680 miles (1094 kilo meters) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and a tropical storm watch was in effect for Newfound land's Avalon Peninsula. The center says Ophelia is expected to weaken steadily but still be near hurricane strength when it approaches the peninsula Monday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe was moving over the central Atlantic and is not expected to affect land. HURRICANE OPHELIA PICKS UP SPEED AS IT HEADS NORTH INTERNATIONALNEWS


By SIR RONALD S ANDERS (The writer is a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group). T HE establishment of a Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights will be an important consideration for t he 53 Heads of Government o f Commonwealth countries w hen they meet in Australia next month. The post is one of the recommendations of the 10member Eminent PersonsG roup (EPG up by Commonwealth leaders at their last meeting in P ort-of-Spain in November 2 009. The EPG was given the t ask of recommending ways in which the 62-year old Modern Commonwealth could be reformed to make it relevant to its people andi ts times. Reaching a conclusion to recommend the post of a Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights was the result of 13 months of work thati ncluded careful contemplation of over 330 written submissions to the Group and many other face-to-facem eetings in many regions of the Commonwealth. The submissions were made by governments, trade unions, and several civil society orga-n izations. An overwhelming number o f the submissions pointed to the danger the Commonwealth faced of becoming ineffective for its member s tates and the wider internat ional community. In particular, the submissions emphasized that, for the Commonwealth to speak with an authoritative voice on issues such as development, envir onment, and the urgency of m aking the international financial system more just and responsive to developing states, it has to be seen to be upholding the values for which it says it stands. Over the years of the Commonwealths existence, its member countries have placed democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights at the heart of theirs hared beliefs. Indeed, every c ountry that has joined the Commonwealth did so on the b asis of a commitment to the common values of the association. Commitment to these values, and firm action in sup-p ort of them, were evident in the Commonwealths lead e rship role in ending racism i n Southern Africa. Even though there was reluctance on the part of successive B ritish governments to deal s ternly with a white-minority r egime in what was then Southern Rhodesia (now Z imbabwe) and later in Apartheid South Africa, the C ommonwealth (including B ritain in the end), succeede d in moving forward collect ively to bring democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights in Zimbabwe and South Africa. This collective position in S outhern Africa gave the Commonwealth the moral stature to be equally forcef ul in matters such an eco nomic justice in international affairs. F or instance, it was on the back of its moral authority that the Commonwealth launched an initiative in theU N organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to lift the b urden of debt from the shoulders of poor countries. The Commonwealth spoke. And, it was heard. Action f ollowed. Many countries, such as The Gambia, Guyana, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia, that are doing much better economically today benefitted from the debt relief that followed. Development and democracy are intertwined. It is not possible to achieve one without the other in sustainablet erms. More than parallel p aths, they are conjoined. When there is slippage in one o f them, there is slide in the other. In recent years, a number of Commonwealth countries have strayed away from thec ollective values of the association, and, except for the u nconstitutional overthrows o f governments, the Commonwealth has not spoken out, as a body, or acted jointl y to bring errant countries i nto compliance. Yet, Heads o f Government have mandated the Commonwealth M inisterial Action Group (CMAG a gainst countries over a r ange of delinquencies. This a bsence of action has severel y hurt the Commonwealths credibility. At the heart of this problem has been an absence of credible and verifiable infor m ation in a timely manner that could allow both the Commonwealth SecretaryG eneral and CMAG to engage a government before its violations of the Com-m onwealths values become serious or persistent. It is to fill this gap that the EPG recommended the posto f Commissioner for Democ racy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights. The princi p al task of the Commissioner would be to provide the Sec retary-General and CMAG with carefully researched and c redible information upon w hich to make decisions. T he post has been set at the level of Commissioner p recisely because it is envisaged that the occupant would be a person of sufficient standing and possessing significant diplomatic skill ands ensitivity as to be able to engage any government in a m utually respectful and beneficial manner. Far from being punitive, the Commissioners role would be cooperative, designed to avert c onflict and ensure sensible measures by all to maintain Commonwealth values. T he majority of Commonwealth countries will never hear from, or see, the Comm issioner. The post will not r equire member-states to fill o ut questionnaires as they are required to do by the UN H uman Rights Commission, nor will governments be burdened by inspection teams a nd peer reviews. These are tasks already being under taken by UN institutions that a re much better resourced than the Commonwealth, and whose findings are pub licly known. I t will not be within the Commissioners remit to recommend the suspension or e xpulsion of a country; this responsibility remains with CMAG or Heads of Govern ment themselves. T he post of Commissioner should be embraced by all Commonwealth governmentsp recisely because the Commissioner will be a very senior officer with the capac-i ty to gather reliable infor mation in a way that involves governments. Further, for the Commonw ealth to continue to advo cate for development, for money to militate againstG lobal Warming, for reform of the criteria under which small states are graduated from concessionary financ ing, it has to be credible in relation to democracy. Adherence to democracy, the rule of law and human rights is now a strong test for any countrys qualification for investment both local and foreign. Increasingly, it is also becoming so for the granting of official development assistance. On the other side of the coin, Governments that have been aid donors, but have not respected the rule of law or upheld democ racy and human rights have faced intense upheaval within their own borders. No government in the Commonwealth intent upon upholding democracy, the rule of law and human rights would fear the creation of the post of Commissioner recommended by the EPG. It will strengthen the Com monwealth and enhance its credibility as a strong advocate for development and the improvement of peoples lives. Responses and previous commentaries at: LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE NO NEED TO FEAR COMMONWEALTH DEMOCRACY COMMISSIONER WORLDVIEW S IRRONALDSANDERS


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 13 their life. While he admitted that a n official list compiled by the relevant authorities would be more effective and comprehensive, Mr Moss said his organisation could not allow the initiat ive to be stalled. If it is done by officials i t will be more effective and more extensive but weve reached a point where there has been too much talk about crime, Mr Moss added, so wej ust decided to do something. He added: When a m ore comprehensive and effective system is implemented then (the Internet register) can be taken over. W e just want to do something. after serving five years of a seven-year sentence for unlawful sexual intercourse and forcible detention. The 37-year-old was let o ut of prison, for time s erved, a day before the fifth a nniversary of the ordeal. Bridgewater's victim was six years old at the time oft he attack which occurred o n September 14, 2006. E vidence presented in c ourt revealed that Bridgewater took the young girl, who knew him, away from her home on the pretence that they were going shopping. Instead, he took the child to an isolated area, punched h er in the face and raped h er. S ecurity guards found the child after she staggered out of bushes in the Blue Hill Road area, wearing only a b loodstained undershirt. S he spent weeks in hospital after the brutal assault. T he family member said t he child has gone through c ounselling and is now doing well in school. However, he fears that Bridgewater's release may open wounds that had just started to heal. "We were never alerted. I heard from friends that he w as out (of prison w ant (the victim k now and be alerted or intimidated by him being out. I don't want her to be traumatised again," said the r elative. H e feels that Bridgewater served too short a sentence a nd believes lawmakers s hould institute harsher p enalties for sexual offenders. "I feel like it's too soon. .five years, I feel that is unfair." The child's mother was too grief stricken to speak a bout the man who attacked h er daughter. O n December 13, 2006, Bridgewater pleaded guilty to the charges against him. In May, 2007 he was sent enced to seven years in p rison and 10 strokes of the cat o' nine tails. H owever, the whipping w as overturned on appeal. B ridgewater claimed he had consumed alcohol andw as high on the drug Ecstas y on the day of the attack. He had previous convictions for shopbreaking and burglary between 2000 and 2004. Probation reports presented in court suggested that the convict had been abandoned by his parents w ho were allegedly alcoh olics. I n her ruling, Justice Anita Allen said the seven year sentence was the maximum she could impose even t hough the circumstances of t he offence warranted greater punishment. C urrent law only allows f or a maximum seven year s entence to be handed down to first time sex offenders,1 2 years for the second o ffence and life in prison for the third offence. SEX OFFENDERS TO BE TRACKED DOWN POLICE CRITICISED FOR NOT WARNING OF CONVICTS RELEASE FROM page one suspect sometime this week. Authorities confirmed the man in custody f or Marcos murder is also being questioned f or other sexual abuse cases in Bain and G rants Town. Yesterday, C B Moss, Bain and Grants T own Association president, said the famil ies of alleged victims are calling for a sweeping change in both government and public approach to cases concerning missing children. (Families of alleged rape victims relieved that their loved ones were not murdered and theyre grateful to God for that, b ut they are nevertheless very traumatized b y what happened to their young relatives, Mr Moss said. They would like to see something done t o at least alert people firstly to the possi b ility that it could occur with the presence of a convicted predator and secondly that immediate action is taken by not only the police but by the nation. The 33-year-old suspect was arrested with two other men who have since beenr eleased just hours before police discovered Marco's remains in bushes in the western part of New Providence. It is understood the suspect lives in an a partment near Yorkshire Street, the area where the sixth grader's body was found. Y esterday, authorities denied reports from family members that the suspect had been employed at an establishment near Marcos h ome. Political leaders hit out at the governments failure to alert the public after The Tribune revealed that police are investigating allegations of three similar attacks on young boys. Branville McCartney, Democratic Nationa l Alliance leader, said: Its the governm ents duty to protect its citizens. Thats t he fundamental principle of governance, t o protect the citizens, then secure its bord ers. The public should be made aware if t here are predators in the area, if there are persons who have been charged with certain crimes against children in particular, if theya re living in the area the public should be made aware of that, not after the fact. We need to be proactive in our approach. We cannot allow this crime dilemma to con t inue. By LAMECH JOHNSON l A POLICE constable was arraigned in MagistratesC ourt on Friday on charges of indecent assault. Sandor Farrington, 25, of N ina Crest, Regency Park, a ppeared before Magistrate Guillimina Archer. The prosecution alleges that while at the Central Police Station on Sunday, S eptember 25, Farrington indecently assaulted two girls. A fter each of the charges were read to the defendant by Magistrate Archer, he pleaded not guilty. T he prosecution offered n o objection to the consta ble being granted bail, on condition that he has noc ontact with the com plainants or witnesses in the m atter. The accused, who was represented by RogerG omez II, was granted $6,000 bail by Magistrate Archer with a strong warn ing that he not interfere w ith the virtual comp lainants or any of the wit nesses for that matter. The case was adjourned t o March 12, 2012. OFFICER FACES INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGES FROM page one FAMILIES TRAUMA OVER ALLEGED VICTIMS LINK TO MARCO ARCHER CASE FROM page one


have put the criminals on notice already and I will do it again. Prepare yourself because we will not take this f oolish from you. Bad boys, b ad boys what you going to d o, what you going to when we come for you. Stop your foolishness now, because whenever the good man rings the bell and we are successful, day one, we're coming for you." The DNA leader said he could not predict what Prime Minister Ingraham's address on crime would entail but said the PM's plan will fall short if it does not have employment stimulus and overhaul the justice system. "(It does not address the necessary social protections and j ob creation strategies necessary so that people are empowered to take care of their own personal needs and receive the necessary assistance in addressing their t raumatic needs." M r McCartney said that f or the Prime Minister's address to have any seriousi mpact it must include a prop osal that speaks to the e nforcement of the law. I am not going to predict w hat he should say but it should include the effective management of the criminal justice system. The criminals in the Bahamas are not fearful of t he law. They have all lawa biding citizens living paraly sed with fear. Those persons with criminal intent have the majority of the Bahamian people if not all living in fear," Mr McCartn ey said. H e added: "This is unacceptable, and quite frankly the public should be enraged of this crime situation and demand the government to do something about it. Since 2 002 to 2011 crime has cont inued to increase and both t he PLP and FNM are now saying they have the solution. I am frustrated, I am enraged. If you can't do the job, get out, we are willing to d o it for you." M r McCartney said yest erday that tackling crime is h is party's primary concern. Crime is our number one concern and if we don't deal with it we are going to lose our Bahamas completely. The DNA and its team are willing to help the Governm ent, we are willing to sit d own with the Government a nd the Opposition to come up with a resolution of this crime matter because obviously doing it on your own is not working," he said. M r McCartney claimed t hat bad management of the judicial system and a failure to enforce the laws has resulted in the rise in crime. "We need to move quickly to nip this thing in the b ud, drastic times call for d rastic measures. We need t o ensure that these persons understand that if they do the crime there will be consequences. Lets show them that we mean business. Let's e nforce these laws. Let's get a disciplined society. But it s tarts from the top you k now and we want all pers ons to comply." SEEPAGETHREE death penalty supporter Rodney Moncur said the Prime Minister's words will come too late but he still hopes to hear a concrete plan of action from Mr Ingraham. The Prime Minister's address is coming too late. We have 104 murders, we've seen what has happened to young Marco Archer, so he has to address these issues because t he public is losing confidence in the Attorney General's Offices ability to administer justice. For me, if he comes with the Bills that can prevent persons charged with murder from getting bail and if hec omes with a Bill to get rid of the Privy Council, then I think t he Government will be movi ng in the correct direction. "We expect the Prime Min ister to say that the Governm ent will bring a Bill that will a llow the court to hang con victed murderers. We expect to hear him say that persons charged with murder will be tried expeditiously and that the police are being given all o f the financial resources that will strengthen their position to fight crime. "We hope to hear him say t hat the police will organise a rapid response group to deal with missing children so thatw e never have a situation similar to that of Marco LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE FROM page one PM TO GIVE CRIME ADDRESS TONIGHT BRAN WARNS CRIMINALS: WERE COMING FOR YOU FROM page one Share your news T he Tribune wants to hear from people who arem aking news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the a rea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. A rcher and (to abandon policy that a person has to be missing 24 to 48 hours beforet he police can publicly a nnounce a person is miss ing." On Wednesday, Mr Ingrah am will table Amendments to the Bail Act, the Criminal P rocedure and the Penal C ode. These amendments are expected to deal with the granting of bail, the imposit ion of the death penalty and t he specific categories of murder to which that will be a pplied. According to sources in the A ttorney General's Office, the amendments to the BailA ct will provide a clearer defi nition of how and if bail will b e given in any particular case. Amendments to the Crim inal Procedure Code and the P enal Code will include, among other things, increasing the sentencing for certain t ypes of offences, and ensur ing the sentence of "life in prison" would mean for natural life. O ther amendments are expected to strengthen the powers of local magistrates, allowing them to apply stiffer sentences to convicted crimi nals. PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham


By CARA BRENNENB ETHEL A PLP government would make an investment in human resources a top priority with t he launch of an Emergency J obs Plan that would provide immediate relief for hurting families and in the long term create sustainable jobs. Deputy leader, Philip Brave Davis, the Membero f Parliament for Cat Island, R um Cay and San Salvador, announced five new initiatives at the partys Job Creation and Employment Summit lastw eek. T he five-part plan would include: The 21st Century Classrooms project, a public-pri-v ate partnership which will modernise and upgrade classr ooms and schools across the n ation, creating jobs for architects, engineers, green energ y experts and those in the c onstruction trade. The Worker Retraining I nitiative which will dramatically expand access to retraining programmes and work opportunities. The Family Island Mode rnisation programme which would provide jobs for B ahamians to construct and repair docks, bridges, roads and sea walls throughout the Family Islands. Community Improvem ent Programme that will award contracts to community leaders for the upkeep andm aintenance of parks and public spaces. Home Sweet Home w ill provide Crown Grants and Custom Duty rebates to Bahamians prepared to construct and complete homes in a Family Island within 18 months of obtaining such grants. The world is changing quickly as I noted, and we n eed to constantly update our skills and knowledge to keep pace. The FNMs answer hire foreigners. The PLPs answer provide access t o the right opportunities, and Bahamians can soar and suc ceed, Mr Davis said. H e said his party wants to invest in people and not just build things. The PLP understands that we are living in a postLehman world; a world in which North Americans can n o longer tap into their home- s equity to finance their vacations. A world in which every c ountry is trying their best to repatriate taxes. We unders tand that the world has changed forever and as a noted economist likes to say, a new normal has taken hold. This new normal, r equires that we invest in our people. We must invest in human capital. The world oft oday and tomorrow will be defined by the space between your ears and your ability tot ransmit it. We know what it takes to thrive in the 21st century and we believe in the urgency o f giving Bahamians the skills and the education they need to get ahead. LOCAL NEWS P AGE 16, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE BRAVE: PLP WOULD PROVIDE EMERGENCY JOBS PLAN TO HELP HURTING FAMILIES P LP DEPUTY LEADER P hilip Brave Davis.


$4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.32 $5.38 $5.50 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netMONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor COMMONWEALTH BREWERY is still on track to generate $0.50 in earnings per share (EPS cent return during 2011, its managingd irector telling Tribune Business it h ad turned around the 1.1 per cent top-line sales decline it suffered during the first half. LeRoy Archer, speaking after the firm unveiled its first-ever set of financials following its $62.5 million initial p ublic offering (IPO said the 2011 first half was up against t ough comparatives following a strong 2010, hence the almost 20 per cent bottom line decline. The previous year, he explained, saw substantial cost reductions, i ncluding more than $2.5 million saved on rent for the Burns House stores t hrough renegotiating leases with their landlords. And Mr Archer explained that the 96 per cent first-half drop in other i ncome, from $1.494 million in 2010 to $59,095 this time around, related to t he $125 million buy-out of the 50 per cent stake formerly held in the Commonwealth Brewery group by the Finl ayson-family controlled Associated B ahamian Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB As part of the buy-out agreement, the Finlayson family and ABDAB retained ownership of several real estate properties that previously gen-e rated substantial rental income for C ommonwealth Brewery. This now accrued to ABDAB and the Finlaysons, not the BISX-listed company, but Mr Archer said that from 2012 onwards comparatives w ould not be impacted because this By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune BusinessR eporter F EE increases for airlines o perating out of the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA h igher ticket prices for con sumers, one Bahamian-owned airline has told Tribune Busi n ess, while another quest ioned the method behind the rises. The Nassau Airport Develo pment Company (NAD part of its strategy to raise additional revenues and e nsure it complies with the debt repyaments/financing covenants related to LPIA's $409.5 million redevelopment a nd expansion, last week confirmed a 10 per cent increase in landing fees and a 3 perc ent increase in terminal, aircraft loading bridge fees and aircraft parking fees. Thei mposition of the fees take effect in 90 days time, meaning fromn New Years Day 2012. R ex Rolle, president and chief executive of Western Air, told Tribune Business: Any kind of increase in fees will have an impact on our operations. I think based ont he economy right now, any k ind of fee increase will not be a good option. NAD has aggressively been doing some capital spending to make their quota, so they have to increase their fees. There are some fees that stay with us, and there are some fees that will be passed on to travellers. Security fees and passenger facility fees are passed on. We collect them on behalf of NAD, but it makes our ticket prices go up. What we will have to do is increase the ticket prices accordingly, based on the increase." Sky Bahamas chief executive and president, Randy Butler, told Tribune Business that the fee increases were counter to the Government's plans to reduce air travel costs and boost tourism. I can't understand the method behind the tax, he said. I thought they would By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor A LEADINGBahamian law firm is targeting the Far East for its next expansion, telling Tribune Business itw as hoping to do something in the next 12 months on opening an office in either Hong Kong or Singapore. Brian Simms QC, senior partner a nd head of litigation at Lennox Paton, speaking as the firm unveiled LAW FIRM TARGETS FAR EAST GROWTH Lennox Paton debating Hong Kong or Singapore, and hoping to do something in next 12 months SEE page 8B B RIANSIMMS BAHAMAS WASTE EYES $6-8 CENTSD IVIDEND By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business E ditor B AHAMAS WASTEis a iming to pay a $0.06-$0.08 p er share dividend to shareholders within the next two months, despite a 27.4 perc ent first half net income decline and an uncertain economic outlook. Francisco de Cardenas, managing director for the BISX-listed waste services provider, told Tribune B usiness that the recomm endation to return profits t o investors was likely to go before the Board thism onth, the company hav i ng not paid a dividend in 2010 due to the investment in its biodiesel facility. Indicating that this and its cardboard waste recycling facility have yet to make it into the black, and a re acting as a short-term drag on Bahamas Wastes overall bottom line, Mr de Cardenas also revealed his frustration over the failure to land the Marsh Harbour residential garbage contract. H e told Tribune Business this was despite Bahamas Waste being the lowest bid-d er on the tender by $ 19,000, although the com pany did gain some compensation on Abaco by picking up the DundasT own residential garbage collection contract. Speaking after Bahamas W aste saw its 2011 first half net income fall from $218,064 to $158,124 yearover-year, Mr de Cardenasc onfirmed: We are going t o pay a dividend. Were hoping to make the recommendation this m onth, and if we dont pay Aiming to pay in next two months, d espite 27.4% first half profit fall rustrated after l osing Marsh Harbour bid despite $ 19k lowest offer SEE page 7B BREWERY ON TRACK FOR 6% 2011 RETURN Newly-listed firm still targeting $0.50 EPS and equivalent dividend MD says it has turned around top-line decline 96% other income drop stems from rental income loss in Finlayson deal $2.5m saving on store rents, as Brewery at 80% capacity SEE page 6B AIRLINES WARN ON PRICE RISES OVER NAD FEES By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor CITY MARKETS operati ng parent suffered a $16.587 m illion net loss for its 2011 financial year, a sum more than double the previous years, prior to $15.453 million in extraordinary incomec utting the bottom lines red ink to $1.135 million. CITY MARKETS IN $16.6M NET LOSS BEFORE ONE-OFFS SEE page 8B Extraordinary earnings drop bottom line red ink to $1.135m But $16.6m figure 124% ahead of 2010 figure Payables up 14.4% S EE page 4B


B y NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Business Reporter WITH the Government generating a significant por tion of revenue from Business License fees and import duties, one entrepreneur has urged it to not to "bite the h and that feeds it, arguing that the roadworks-induced downturn will ultimately hurti ts revenue stream. Brenda Moore, owner of Diehard Game Company on Robinson Road, told Tribune B usiness that the Govern ment stands to lose, as many businesses are being forcedt o downsize or shut down completely due to the impact of the ongoing New Provi dence Road Improvement Project. "The Government shouldn't bite the hand the feeds it. We are the persons paying taxes; that's the way the Government makes its money. I h ave never seen so many people hurting. Taxes go up but businesses arent making the money. The price of gas ish igh, the electricity bill is high, everything is outrageous," Ms Moore told Tribune Business. The Government is hurting too. I believe it is; I have no doubt about that. S he added: "It's just frus t rating. Half of my business has had to close, and I know of five or six others that havec losed." Back in April, Ms Moore put together a petition signedb y some 70 other business owners on Robinson Road, appealing to Prime MinisterH ubert Ingraham to save them from "drowning", and urging the Government to offer some form of financial relief for the downturn suffered as a result of roadworks in the area. Ms Moore said that to date she has received no word from the Government regard ing the petition. I hand delivered it myself. The secretary acknowledged that he received it, but I still havent gotten an answer,M s Moore told Tribune Business. I know the roadworks have to be done. I'm not k nocking that, but we are still struggling; we need assistance. I don't like not meeting my b ills. The customers arent c oming; they cant deal with the inconvenience. Business owners impacted b y the New Providence Road Improvement Project say that revenues still remain off bys ometimes more than 50 per cent, with no relief in sight for what has become a livingn ightmare. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor FOREIGNdirect investment inflows increased by3 .8 per cent to $242.8 million during the 2011 second quarter, the Central Bank has revealed, as the Baha Mar project and Bahamas Telecommunications Com-pany (BTC o ffset a sharp decline in fore ign purchases of Bahamia n real estate. The monetary policy regulator, in its report on 2011 second quarter economic d evelopments, said there w as a surge in net private i nvestment inflows into the B ahamian economy, which g rew more than seven-fold t o $87.4 million from $12.5 million. T he Central Bank said this was underpinned by a major foreign investment project, likely meaning Baha Mar. As a result, foreign direct investment inflows i ncreased, more than count ering the $27.1 million contraction in net receipts from real estate purchases to $8.7 million. There was also a $36 million gain in net equity inflows to $236 million, a figure that included proceeds from the $210 million sale o f a 51 per cent stake in B TC to Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC Meanwhile, the Central Bank said the construction industry strengthened moderately during the 2o11 second quarter, aided by Baha M ar and the Governments infrastructure projects. Acknowledging that the domestic construction industry had been anemic for an extended period, the Central Bank said there w ere marginal gains, with m ortgage disbursements for n ew construction and repairs increasing by 7.6 per cent to $37.4 million, compared to a 47.8 per cent contraction in 2010. The Central Banks report said this stemmed from a 9.8 per cent increase in resident ial mortgage disbursements t o $34.6 million, compared to a 47.1 per cent contraction in the 2010 second quarter. Commercial mortgage disbursements contracted further by 14.1 per cent, comp ared to the 54 per cent falloff in the 2010 second quarter. Notwithstanding, the short-term outlook is for m ore tempered activity; mortgage commitments for new buildings and repairs a more forward looking indicator fell by 24.4 per cent i n number to 208, with a corresponding reduction in value of 27.1 per cent to $28.8 million, the Central Bank said. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 3B FOREIGN INVESTMENT INCREASES 4% IN Q2 T BITE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU Construction makes marginal gains, as mortgage issuances up 7.6% Plea to Go t o v er roadworks


S COTIABANK (BAHAMAS launched a Mobile Application that will allow Bahamians to do banking using theirB lackberry and iPhone, as of September 30. Were excited to be the first bank in the region to offer BlackBerry and iPhone usersan app that gives cust omers the freedom to b ank any time and any w here, said Kevin Teslyk, managing director ofScotiabank (Bahamas The bank is committed to meeting our cus-t omers individual banking needs by offeringi nnovative and secure b anking solutions to help them become financially better off. The Mobile App operates on the same security platform as Scotia O nline Banking, keeping a ny transactions safe and s ecure. All transactions m ade through the Scotia Mobile App are also protected under Scotiabanks Mobile Security Guarantee. Customers can download the Scotia Mobile A pp on their BlackBerry or iPhone, or scan the Quick Response (QRc ode, and they are instantly able to: Check account bala nces and transaction d etails Pay bills Transfer money between accounts. The Scotia Mobile App can also help customers locate Scotiabank b ranches and ATMs across the Caribbean with its Find Us fea-t ure. The App will soon b e available in 20 countries across the C aribbean. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Accounts/Administrator; in Quickbooks. Email to LOOKING FOR T he extraordinary income, an accounting treatment thatd ealt with the forgiveness of debt run up under the previous BSL Holdings ownership, does little to disguise the task facing current 78 per centm ajority shareholders, the F inlayson family, in turning the ailing, shrunken supermarket chain around. The $16.587 million net loss (before extraordinary items is some 124 per cent ahead oft he $7.808 million in red ink i ncurred during the final year of the ill-fated BSL Holdings reign. That group sold City Markets and its operating parent, Bahamas Supermarkets, to Trans-Island Traders, the v ehicle owned by Mark Finl ayson and his family, for $1 plus the assumption of some debts. That deal closed in early November 2010, and with ane stimated $2.24 million in net losses added under the finalq uarter of BSL Holdings o wnership, it is likely that at least some $12-$14 million of the $16.587 million wasr acked up under Trans-Island Traders. For the year to June 29, 2011, City Markets top line dropped by 36.7 per cent, from $99.132 million in 2010 t o $66.736 million, with a corr esponding drop in the cost of sales from $75.23 million to $51.34 million this timea round. As a result, City Markets gross profit dropped by 35.6p er cent, from $23.901 million i n 2010 to $15.396 million. And with operating expenses rising slightly, from $30.302 million in 2010 to $30.573 million in 2011, the operating loss more than doubled by 137.1p er cent to $15.178 million from $6.4 million in 2010. The operating loss is slightly higher than the $14 million that Philip Kemp, City Markets chief financial officer, s aid had been incurred for the 2 011 financial year when interviewed by Tribune Business in July this year. A t the time, he said everyt hing had gone "as expected" during Trans-Island Traders' first eight months in charge, since acquiring BSL Holdings' stake in early November 2010 for $1 plus assuming some lia b ilities, Mr Kemp said: "It was a tough year, a transition year, a turnaround year. "We tried to write-off as much as possible so that we would not drag any legacy issues into the new year." That year began at the end ofJ une 2011, but City Markets' l ong-suffering 22 per cent minority, who endured around $27 million worth of net losses under BSL Holdings' ownership, should not count on returning to prof-i tability just yet. We're looking to at least break even," Mr Kemp told Tribune Business. "Operationally we lost about $14 million this year, so just to break e ven alone would be a huge s uccess story. We're being conservative, not expecting too much. It takes a little while to turn these things around, so if we break even or even have as mall loss we will have done a g reat job. There's a lot of work always to be done." Since then, City Markets has closed four stores at Lyford Cay, Rosetta Street,E ight Mile Rock and downtown Freeport. Two further stores, Seagrapes and SouthB each, have been closed temp orarily to deal with infrastructure issues, leaving the supermarket chain with just t hree functioning stores Har bour Bay, Cable Beach and Lucaya in Freeport. I t appears that City Mark ets has had to shrink to recover and grow again, and remains dependent on the Finlayson family to inject capital to keep it afloat. The balance sheet for 2011 i ndicates that has been happening, with loan from parent growing from $10.983 million to year-end 2010 to $11.125 million as at June 29, 2011. s W hile cash rose from $ 59,024 to $1.106 million by the 2011 year-end, accounts payables and accrued expens-e s grew year-over-year by 14.4 per cent to $12.803 million, compared to $11.194 million at year-end 2010, a possiblei ndication of City Markets difficulties in paying Bahamian wholesalers. A nd the supermarket chains accumulated deficit kept on growing, rising from$ 12.411 million at year-end 2 010 to $13.545 million at year-end 2011. The latter figure is the sum of the collective losses racked up by City Markets since 2007. SCOTIABANK UNVEILS NEW MOBILE APP FROM page one CITY MARKETS




would cease to be a yearo ver-year issue with 2011s c lose. In a brief interview with Tribune Business from Freeport, when asked whether Commonwealth Brewery was still confident of hitting its financial targets for 2011, Mr Archer replied: Definitely. He added, though, that he can make no promises, as investments are risky and can go up or down. However, the Commonwealth Brewery managing directors aid the vertically integrated brewer and drinks distributor was still on track, especially after halting its top-line decline through ab usy summer of promotions. A cknowledging that the 2 011 first half, with EPS of $0.15, was below expectations of $0.25 and a 3 per cent return, Mr Archer said the company was where it expected to be and still ont rack. We did not make any promises in the IPO, but $0.50 per share and a 6 per cent return is around where were expecting, Mr Archer said of the likely2 011 full-year outcome. Were on track with w here we expected to be. If t he economy picks up, peop le become employed and s tart to consumer more, we w ill have a bigger expan sion. Its all about the indiv idual consumer. Were on the right track a nd doing the right things t o make sure were positioned for the upturn the Prime Minister says will happen next year. We are prepared to take advantage o f that if it happens. Mr Archer added that if C ommonwealth Brewery continues on this trend and generated $0.50 in EPS or more, most if not all of this would be paid out as d ividends to its majority i nvestor, brewing giant Heineken BV, and the m inority Bahamian shareholders. O ther listed Bahamasbased companies did not come near this level of prof it/capital return, he suggest e d, questioning whether any bank would pay 6 per cent on a deposit. While Commonwealth B rewerys 2011 first half net income had slipped from $9.515 million to $7.677 million year-over-year, Mr Archer said the figures dont reflect all the activities weve done over thes ummer to reverse the top line fall. Weve halted the decline and turned it around. Promotions and activities h ad occurred on an almost w eekly basis, he added, w ith drink three beers and get one free themes, plus cash prize giveaways. Weve stopped people drinking hard liquor, and turned them to trying to winf ree beer or cash prizes, Mr A rcher said. Its bringing people back to your brands and off spirits. Commonwealth Brewerys real challenge, though, remained the softB ahamian economy, Mr A rcher admitting that high u nemployment, coupled w ith reduced incomes and l ack of confidence, really h urts us. Consumers had e ither reduced consumption of its brands, or were not d rinking at all, needing their c ash to pay bills. T o further drive sales, C ommonwealth Brewery is poised to launch new brands and varieties, such as Kalik Lime and Heineken Premium Lite. All these initiat ives will help to grow the top line, Mr Archer said. A sked to explain the s harp drop in other income, he told Tribune Business: That is a function of the fact we used to o wn several properties. W hen we made the deal last May with Heineken, where i t bought out the local investor, part of the buy-out a llowed them to keep some of the real estate properties. Some of those real estate properties generated sub s tantial rental income for us. Describing 2010 as a very good year for us, Mr A rcher said he had saved in excess of $2.5 million by renegotiating rental ratesand locking them in early in the year for all the Burns House stores. This also proved helpful w hen several landlords sought to renegotiate leases in the aftermath of the $62.5 million IPO. Mr Archer described the retails tores as both a good thing a nd a bad thing, as he n eeded a Bahamas-wide distribution network, yet they came with significant rent, utilities and labour costs attached. Apart from the reduction i n rental costs, Commonw ealth Brewery also generated major cost savings in other areas of its business in 2010, especially energy usage. Mr Archer said Commonw ealth Brewerys output w as not where it ought to b e, as it was currently using o nly 80 per cent of its prod uction capacity. But he a dded that consumer d emand, not output, was his major issue. C ommonwealth Brewery s aw revenues for the six m onths to June 30 fall by j ust 1.1 per cent, from $55.609 million to $54.977 million. Total income dropped 3.6 per cent to $55.036 million, c ompared to $57.103 million last year. This negated a s light decline in total e xpenses, which fell from $47.842 million in 2010 to $47.388 million. Balance sheet cash fell by m ore than $10 million since t he 2010 year-end, which may have been linked to the $ 17.653 million dividend paid before the company's i nitial public offering (IPO Some $11 million of that sum was paid on March 4, 2011, and the $6 million bal a nce on April 4 the latter coming after the second quarter start. Both payments took place during the 2 011 first half. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE VACANCY NOTICE EXAMINER, FIDUCIARIESCore Functions: non-complex complexnon-complex Education and Knowledge Requirements: The Human Resources Manager The Tribune P.O.Box N-3207 DA#96554 Nassau Bahamas Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2011 THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASV isit our website at The College of the Bahamas (COB qualified architectural firms to provide services for the preparation of a ten (10 year Master Plan for the development of all campuses of The College. I nterested parties may obtain a copy of the RFP from: O ffice of the Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer P ortia M. Smith Student Services Centre, 2nd floor, Room 202 T he College of The Bahamas Oakes Field Campus N assau, The Bahamas T el: (242 Or Office of Associate Vice President College of The Bahamas Northern Bahamas Campus Grand Bahama T el: (242 The documents are ready for collection as of Monday 3rd October, 2011. An i nformation meeting will be held in Nassau, on Monday 10th October, 2011 at 1 1:00a.m. in the Conference Room, Harry C. Moore Library and Information C entre, The College of The Bahamas, Oakes Field Campus, Tucker Road entrance. E OIs areto be submitted to the location(s sealed envelope appropriately marked:REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI P REPARATION OF A TEN (10 All EOIs are to be submitted by 12:00 pm (mid-day, 2011. The President College of The Bahamas EXPRESSION OF INTEREST College of The Bahamas Master Plan BREWERY ON TRACK FOR 6% 2011 RETURN FROM page one


it this month, well pay it next month. Were possibly looking at between $0.06 to $ 0.08 cents per share. D espite the profits drop, B ahamas Waste is still wellpositioned to return capital to shareholders, its balance sheet showing net equity of $9.335 million and retained earnings of $6.541 million both ahead of the 2010 y ear-end position. M r de Cardenas conf irmed that Bahamas Waste last paid a dividend in 2009. It elected not to do so last year, instead investing in its and the Bahamas future v ia the capital expenditure outlay in setting up the biodiesel facility at its Gladstone Road headquarters site. The same strategy, namel y investing for future returns in increasingly popular green technology and waste treatments, has been e mployed with Bahamas Wastes cardboard waste recycling facility. Mr de C ardenas indicated that w hile both are central to f uture earnings, they curr ently act as a slight drag on the firms financial perf ormance. On the cardboard we s till need to try and get as much of it as we can, Mr De Cardenas said, suggesti ng there was much more waste produced than the c ompany is currently collecting. Once recycled, the cardb oard is earmarked for export, China and, latterly, I ndia, being the key destination markets. Weve d one between 800-900 t onnes, Mr de Cardenas said. Im trying to shoot f or a shipment per month, and were fairly close. M aximising the collection o f waste cooking oil was also critical for the biodiesel venture. You have your growing pains and its ab rand new industry for us, so were still tweaking things, Mr de Cardenas explained. But were up to 20 vehicles running on biodiesel out of our own 50-plus fleet. W ere probably producing b etween 2,000-3,000 gallons per month. While Bahamas Wastes Abaco business had taken a step forward with its first residential garbage collect ion contract, the Bahamas W aste managing director expressed his unhappiness a t failing to land a similar c ontract for the islands main population centre d espite being the lowest b idder. Its the first time since weve been on Abaco that we got a residential con-t ract, this one for Dundas Town, and we should be starting next week, Mr de Cardenas said. But I was frustrated, too. I went to the Business Out look last week, and I raisedt he issue and my concern o ver the tender process. We w ere the lowest bidder for the Marsh Harbour con-t ract by $19,000, and they g ave it someone else. I would figure the people of Marsh Harbour could use that money elsewhere. Thats frustrating for me, but we did get a contract and took a step forward. E xpressing hope that B ahamas Waste would enjoy a far better third q uarter than 2011 first h alf, Mr de Cardenas said t hat while the formers numbers were still being worked up, July and Sep t ember had been OK months with August not so good. A sked about the outlook for the 2011 second half, he added: Its really difficult to say. I dont know what this economy is doing. Obviously the Baha Mar p roject is ongoing, but right n ow theyre just doing infrastructure works and we dont really get involved in that type of stuff. We might not get involved in that [Baha Mar] for a while. People are hurting out t here, and its becoming more difficult to collect y our receivables. T hat was borne out by the fact Bahamas Waste s aw a 6.9 per cent increase i n its accounts receivables d uring the 2011 first half, from $1.617 million at yearend 2010 to $1.728 milliona t end-June. This indicates more clients are having difficulty in making timely payments for their waste s ervices and garbage collection. Theres lots of uncert ainty, and the outlook is u ncertain, Mr de Carde n as said. I think that if we slowly start to see ar ebound, and slowly start s eeing a pick up of business from Baha Mar, we might see a bit of growth. Bahamas Waste saw its top-line grow by 9.3 per cent during the 2011 first half, from $3.749 million l ast year to $4.097 million t his time around. Mr de Cardenas attributed this to t he residential garbage coll ection work it performed f or the Government this summer, and a couple of special projects such as theO ut Island clean-up. Bahamas Wastes trucks, drivers and helpers weree mployed in assisting the Department of Environmental Health Services with residential garbage collection from mid-June through July. T he work tapered off in A ugust and September, but Mr de Cardenas said the arrangement with the Government had moved from a help where needed basis to Bahamas Waste collecting residential garbage in t he Grants Town and St C ecilia areas this quarter. M r de Cardenas was uncertain whether this would lead on to greater things. He added that Bahamas Waste was still seeking to move into GrandB ahama, many believing its hopes there have been stymied to date because it would compete directly with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA owned Sanitation Services. O n the medical waste s ide, Mr De Cardenas said b usiness was pretty flat. Were picking up one or two customers now and then. Its difficult to get people to sign up, so were p ushing that its the right t hing to do. T he first half top-line sales growth was, though, outpaced by the 13.5 per cent increase in cost of sales and direct expenses, which rose from $2.58 million to$ 2.929 million. As a result, gross profits remained flat at $1.168 million. And, with a 5.7 per cent increase in operating expenses to $992,929, total o perating expenses jumped b y 6.3 per cent to $1.01 mill ion squeezing Bahamas Wastes margins and profits. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011, PAGE 7B BAHAMAS WASTE EYES $6-8 CENTS DIVIDEND FROM page one


a n expansion of its British Virgin Islands office through the addition of a new corporate and funds partner, said growth into select overseas markets was essential to its strategy over the next five y ears. W ith Asia, and especially C hina and India, proving the main bright spot in the global economy and generating the high net worth individuals targeted by the Bahamian financial services industry,M r Simms said Lennox P aton was debating internally whether Hong Kong or Singapore should be the preferred destination. Its part of the firms strategy to establish in jurisdict ions other than the Bahamas over the next five years, Mr Simms told Tribune Business. Were looking at the Far East, and deliberating Hong Kong and Singapore. W hile Singapore was a s trong trust jurisdiction, crea ting potential synergies with the Bahamas core private wealth management and estate planning business, Hong Kong was the gateway to China. M r Simms pointed out that numerous BVI-domiciled companies were incorporated from the Far East and used for doing business in China, hence there were s trong advantages to establ ishing a permanent Lennox P aton presence in either jurisdiction. While the Bahamian law firm was hoping to do something in the next 12 months on its Far East plans, and was making initial inquiries already, Mr Simms explained that itw ould not move until it was confident it had hired the right personnel to make it a success. The Far East is the next step, so who we can attract and what they bring to the t able to make it work is key, h e added. Until were sure we will make it a success, we will notl aunch that office. You have to have the right people. It has employed this strategy with its British Virgin Islands office, opened a year ago, and has expanded with the addition of Rob McInt yre as a partner and head of c orporate/investment funds. Mr McIntyre was previo usly managing partner and h ead of funds for Maples and C alders BVI office, and Mr Simms said of the new acquisition: He was pursued by a number of firms, and were delighted he chose to work with us over them. Lennox Patons BVI office s tarted with two staff, and is now expanding to four, Mr McIntyre joining Scott Cruickshank, the litigation partner there. Lennox Paton is now b ecoming one of the known n ames in BVI, and part of it i s the synergy between the Bahamas and BVI. The type of work we do is very similar, Mr Simms said. Lennox Paton, rather than looking at Grand Bahama, Abaco and so forth, we have our sights on a different type of product, ano ffshore product, which is best served by being in offshore jurisdictions other than here. Were pleased that in a recession were able top grow in other jurisdictions. W e have to see where the h eadwinds are coming from t o make sure its successful, but its something we hopet o accomplish. H e explained that while BVI was strong in legal work for corporate business and investment funds, it also had a presence in the trust area where the Bahamas had its strengths. A nd, in similar vein, this n ation also has a presence in the corporate and investment f und arenas. S uch a network enabled b usiness to be referred between offices in different jurisdictions, boosting a law firms attraction to international business clients. Mr Simms added that it was vital for Bahamian law f irms to expand strategically into other jurisdictions, both to promote their work and the Bahamas attractiveness as a financial services/international business centre, and t o compete with rivals from o ther-so called offshore cent res. Law firms from locations such as Bermuda, Guernsey and Jersey had established a presence in other jurisdictions, creating referral networks and a perception they were ahead of their Bahamian counterparts somethingt hat Mr Simms said was not matched by reality. Its important for the Bahamas firms to try and t ake that step, Mr Simms told Tribune Business. Higgs & Johnson was comm endable in going to Cayman, and thats something others should be doing. Bahamian law firms had every right to be mentioned i n the same breath as their international financial centre counterparts, Mr Simms adding: We need to make sure our name is out there and that were competing w ith other firms. The stand ard of practice here is the s ame as those jurisdictions. Lennox Patons City of London office, which has been open for 10 years, has acted as a gateway to the Bahamian law firm, helping to bring in maritime and private wealth management business, as well as proving au seful contact point for clients in different timezones. Describing the office as a success, Mr Simms said it a lso provided a useful base for Lennox Paton attorneys when cases came up before t he Privy Council. BUSINESS PAGE 8B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1. 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6420.080-16.6 0.75% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.936.930.000.2300.10030.11.44% 0.530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.55Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0300.09090.03.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 1 1.108.29Cable Bahamas8.478.470.000.2450.32034.63.78% 2.802.33Colina Holdings2.332.560.2341,5000.4380.0405.81.56% 8.508.33Commonwealth Brewery8.508.500.000.7400.00011.50.00% 7.006.21Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.476.650.188,0000.4960.32013.44.81% 2.001.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.641.57-0.070.1110.04514.12.87% 1.771.31Doctor's Hospital1.371.370.000.0740.04018.52.92% 5.504.75Famguard5.435.430.000.4980.24010.94.42% 8.405.35Finco5.395.390.001,0000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.457.75FirstCaribbean Bank8. 6.005.00Focol (S 5.335.330.000.4350.22012.34.13% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1. .305.58ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. S. Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,376.14 | CHG 10.98 | %CHG 0.80 | YTD -123.37 | YTD % -8.23BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0 .550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.02482.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.86862.5398Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.800113.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.18353.32%4.99% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.14202.10%4.31% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.18543.16%5.14% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.5308Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.4372Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.8830Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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I really think there needs to be more consultation, especially fromM inistry of Aviation's side. You have NAD fees, Civil Aviation, fuel, security and it g oes on and on. As these fees increase, everyone is going to be l ooking at Bahamasair to see if they are going to increase their t icket prices, but Bahamasair is a government-subsidised entity. In the future it's going to have an impact. There has still been no real consultation from Civil Aviation, and the ministerr esponsible for Civil Aviation, on a strategic plan going for ward. I n justifying the fee increases, NAD compared its charges to those levied by other Caribbean airports in 2011, and their p lans for 2012. Basing its benchmarking exercise on a Boeing 737-700, with 75 per cent load factor (102 passengers a round time, NAD said: "Excluding government's taxes, LPI A's costs are currently $38.21 per passenger and, with the rec ommended increase, become $40.52 per passenger. The average cost of Caribbean airports presented in the g raph, excluding LPIA, is $43.53 per passenger. LPIA's rec ommended rates are very competitive at $3.01 or 6.9 per cent less than the Caribbean average." N AD emphasised that among its financial covenants was a condition that it maintain a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR of not less than 1.3 to 1. "The average DSCR for the period of 2 012 to 2020 is currently projected at 1.53 to 1, consistent with an investment grade rating," the LPIA operator added. Further fee increases, it said, were planned for 2013, followed by aeronautical fee rises linked to inflation measured via t he Consumer Price Index (CPI tained within the financial model are necessary for the Nassau Airport Development Company to meet its operational needs and the financial covenants of the Phase II financing," NAD added. F ROM page one AIRLINES W ARN ON PRICE RISES OVER NAD FEES FROM page one LAW FIRM TARGETS FAR EAST GROWTH


By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Features Editor T he investigation into the death of 11-year-old Marco Archer, believed to have been sexually abused before he was murdered, triggered widespread calls for a sex offenders registry in the Bahamas. I am currently taking bets on how long the public outcry will last. The chorus is buildingr ight now, but this choir has little stamina, so by the time November rolls around, I bett he sex offender registry will be old news. That is the Bahamian way: To tackle our problems by blowing hot air for a short period of time and then complaining when they fail to be resolved. I have a cause worth a long term investment by the Bahamian people, but it is not for a sex offenders registry. I believe the call for a Bahamian registry is not rooted in sound thinking. Bahamians are look-ing desperately for a quick sense of security, no matter how false. The fact of the mat ter is: there are many more sex offenders roaming these streets than there are behind bars inFox Hill prison. Add to the Fox Hill count, those accused offenders being processed through the court system and those convicted offenders having served their time and the scale is still tipped in the favour of those who never get caught and are never prosecuted. Sorry to say, but the majority of our sexual predators who are boyfriends, uncles, aunts, teachers, fathers, mothers, grand fathers would never make the sex offenders list. They are busy roaming our communities with impunity. And the same people who are outraged provide them with a cloak of protection. Over 500 incidents of sexual assault were reported in 2010, and the prison has less than 100 sex offenders. Plus it is well known that sexual assault is the most under reported crime. So what kind of securi ty exactly, but a false sense of security, would a register provide? People say they would know not to let their children play outside if they knew that a sex offender lived down the road. That is a sorry reason. We have already lost that culture and it has nothing to do with sex offenders. The most tan gible impact of a public registry would be the enabling of vigilante justice, which would serve no productive purpose but to feed the egos of Bahamians. Here is a cause worth a long term investment by the Bahamian people. Join an established organization working in the trenches to protect our children and change public attitudes towards sexual violence and be a part of their proactive workforce. There are so many existing social programmes that could be more effective in their interventions with chil dren if more of these outraged Bahamians gave their time, energy and resources to the actual work. There is a serious need for foot soldiers in the trenches working one-on-one with established social pro grammes trying to create deeprooted change. The Crisis Centre had a night of Hope and Healing last week. This annual event was organized long before the dust settled on little Marcos body. It ended up falling in the midst of this great tragedy and still, how many people turned out? The usual committed few. And to think I heard shameful comments last week from Bahami ans trying to throw Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson under the bus, director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Where is Dr. Sandra Patterson or you only speak for females? Come on when something happen to female you are on every radio network, said the person. Not only is the comment inaccurate, because Dr Patterson and the Crisis Centre represent man, woman and child, and this false gender division is based on a myth, but it is also insulting. Dr Patterson and her team are not some-time advocates, who show their faces in the heat of passion. Every day Dr Patterson works a full-time shift as a government paid mental health worker and then she goes to the Crisis Centre to pull anoth er full time shift as a volunteer counsellor. She does this along with the other professional volunteers in addition to finding time for their legislative advocacy, community outreach and public training. If the Crisis Centre, a pri vate non-profit organization, is not visible enough for the liking of some, perhaps they should pass by and ask to see their annual budget. There is only so much visibility you can achieve with pennies in the bank. Do they expect the Cri sis Centre to advertise on promissory notes? Perhaps they should pass by the average event and see the number of volunteers or participants. There is only so much exposure you can achieve with few hands to carry the message. And despite all of this, the very few committed and consistent volunteers have achieved mammoth accomplishments over the years on behalf of the Bahamian people. So just to settle that criti cism, Bahamians should think more carefully before they draw a name like Dr Patterson or the Crisis Centre to direct their ire towards. The reality is there are advocates who have been working day and night to end sexual violence in the Bahamas and to protect child and adult, male and female victims of sexually based crimes for many. They do not wait on some thing tragic to happen to be reactionary and feign outrage. They do not spend the pre cious time and energy they have shouting from the pulpits about what they do. They dedicate their personal talents and resources to doing the work that everyone else is too busy talking about to do: running the 24-hour hotline; providing free counselling to all victims of abuse and people in need and other mental health services; providing training for law enforcement officers and social workers; outreach in the schools based on their anti-bullying peace campaign and their healthy relationships campaign; organizing conferences and other activities. They work every single day at their advocacy and they are starved for support. Men and women like them are who I align myself with and theirs are the causes I champion. Not the fly-bynight, jump-on-the-bandwagon advocates who feign out rage over the latest crime. As the old people say, empty-barrels make the most noise. So instead of splitting hairs over the sex offenders registry, here are some of the things I suggest we channel energy towards in a consistent and concerted manner. More prompt response to missing children. One child advocate told me she thought it was ridiculous, the nonchalant attitude of police officers when it comes to missing children. She proposes that the response time for taking it serious be reduced to two to three hours, coming from the current speed time of two to three days. In the United States there is the AMBER Alert system. In Jamaica there is the Ananda Alert system, both named after missing children. They are nationwide sys tems designed to ensure the speedy and safe recovery of missing children, particularly in the case of abducted or kidnapped children. What system is there to speak of in the Bahamas? Sexual Abuse Prevention Policies. In 2007 the Crisis Centre hosted a regional conference to end sexual violence. During the conference, the US-based child advocacy nonprofit Darkness to Light held a sexual abuse prevention training programme. The programme Stewards of Children educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. It encourages private and public institutions to enact policies around seven action steps: learning the facts about child abuse; minimizing opportunity for child abuse to occur; talking about child abuse to foster a culture of openness and disclosure; staying alert to be able to recognize warning signs; making a plan to know where to go, who to call and how to react; acting on suspicious behaviour to ensure accountability and getting involved with advocacy organizations and programmes. There are many policies and initiatives we should adopt learning from the Stewards of Children approach. Mental health programmes for sex offenders. Sources tell me that sex offenders in prison receive virtual no mental health treatment, despite the fact that they get short sentences and almost always are released back into the society. Sexual offenders are notorious repeat offenders and need thorough and structured inter vention before re-entry into society. The Bahamian society provides none of these things. Only a short period of rest in an all expense paid hotel cour tesy of the public. Unless we are going to lock sex offenders up for life, we need to invest in the best professionals to work with them while incarcerated. And professionals will tell you that it takes a special kind of person, who is highly trained, to be able to treat a sex offender. Few of those people exist in the Bahamas. Is it worth the expense? If these people are going to be roaming our streets, certainly. A parole system for sex offenders. The Bahamas needsa parole system to monitor sex offenders released from prison and ensure public safety. In this light, there of course should be a sex offenders registry, but it should be a safety management tool for law enforcement and social work ers, not a vigilante enabler for the public. An enhanced probation programme. No offence to the hard working probation officers, but my sources tell me that the Probation Department is a joke. Understaffed, under funded and under motivated. The hundreds of people assigned to the handful of pro bation officers in the Depart ment of Corrections cannot possibly fulfil their purpose with any success. These initiatives along with harsher penalties for sex offenders and people who commit child abuse and better detection and prosecution rates would go further than any sex offender registry. So I encourage Bahamians to get out of the habit of being outraged in the heat of the moment and then fizzling out when it is time to work. I encourage Bahamians to get out of the habit of advocating for the quick and convenient action with a nice-sounding name, and instead advocate for long term measures that get to the root of things. 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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter W hile Faye Rolle established the only two records on the day with a dominant performance in the womens division, Leslie White over-powered his male counterparts in the Bahamas Powerlifting Federation's National Powerlifting Championships. The event was held at LW Young Junior High School on Saturday. It only attracted a small number of competitors but the fans got to see the revitalization of the sport with a mixture of new and old competitors strutting their stuff. Competing in the lightweight and masters divisions, Rolle erased Bernadette Bannister's bench record of 192 pounds with a lift of 192.7. Rolle also surpassed the overall total of 881.7 lbs that was set by Angela Ward with her total of 892.7. It went very well considering I only came here to get the bench record, said Rolle, a former national bodybuilding champion. I expected a little more persons par-t icipating, but my hat goes out to all who are here. They all made an effort. Everyone has the potential and they are all doing very well. Rolle, who is preparing to return to the bodybuilding stage at a meeti n Miami, Florida, at the end of the month, was encouraged by her coach Wellington Cat Sears to push the weights as she attempted a record lift of 407 in the deadlift that would have surpassed pro bodybuilder Jena Mackeys lift of 402. I tried, but it overpowered me, s aid Rolle, who had to settle for a final lift of 352.5 lbs. But don't worry, I will get it next time. With such competitors as Grand Bahamian Bernard Spinks Rolle and Kevin One Ton Woodside now retired, White is now considered the man to watch and he didnt disappoint those in attendance. Although they were not recordlifting performances, White squat 705.2 pounds, benched 473.7 and deadlift 650.2, well above the rest of the field. For the former field competitor in athletics, it was a feat that he was pleased with. I did what I was expected to do so I was pleased, Rolle stated. In the squat, my attempt at 755 was off balance, my deadlift was the most Ive ever done and my bench was the most I ever did, so I was pleased with my per formance. Two former standouts who made a return went head-to-head in trying to out-match each other, even though they were in different categories. Bob Brown got the best of the battle in the bench with a lift of 402.2, but Chris McQueen out-did him in both the squat with 485 and 501.5 lbs respectively. Brown did a 225.7 squat and 468.2 deadlift. It wasnt what I expected. I went straight for the record (bench being dehydrated all morning, I didn't get to do what I wanted, Brown said. I completed the race and the next one, I will be ready. We hope to do a bench at the end of Novem ber. I want to do that. McQueen, a bodybuilder on the mend right now, said he had some hiccups at the beginning but was able to get into a rhythm after settling down, he said. I didnt go with the body suit. I was just testing my natural ability. I feel theres still more in the tank. The competition just wasnt at that level to push me. College of the Bahamas track and field athlete Julianna Duncombe was one of those competitors that made her debut. For my first time, I thought it was pretty good. Looking at the competition, I will definitely be back next time if they have it again, said Duncombe, who is coached by Keith Cox. I just have to perfect my technique. Johan Bain was another first timer who enjoyed himself. It was good. It was a good experience. My first few lifts in the squats were not good, but I did my personal best in the deadlift, he said. Everybody here was willing to help you when you were not doing it right. I think if I didnt get that, I would not have done as well as I did, especially in the squat. Having watched his father Bob Brown work out, David Dean said he was inspired to follow in his footsteps. The experience was really good. I had a good time, he said. I had one problem on my squat, but the rest were good. Im really looking forward to competing again. And Tina Sterling, who along with her husband Mark have always been a part of the competition, said she was right on target. My training went fine and I came here and made all of my lifts according to my training plan, so I was very pleased, she said. Heres a look at individual results: W W O O M M E E N N Julianna Duncanson Squat 110 kg (242.5 lbs 67.5 kg (148.7 lbs kg (303 lbs). Total 315 kg (694.2 lbs) Tina Sterling Squat 60 kg (132.2 lbs 6 kg (132.2 lbs (242.5 lbs507 lbs Faye Rolle Squat 157.5 (347 lbs 87.5 kg (192.7 lbs (352.5 lbs). Total 405 kg (892.7 lbs)* M M E E N N Johan Bain Squat 72.5 kg (159.7 lbs 52.5 kg (115.5 lbs (330.5 lbs606.2 lbs David Dean Squat 92.5 kg (203.7 lbs 100 kg (220.2 lbs kg (336 lbs). Total 345.3 kg (760.5 lbs) Mark Sterling Squat 140 kg (308.5 lbs 85 kg (187.2 lbs Total Disqualified Chris McQueen Squat 220 kg (485 lb 145 kg (319.5 lbs (501.5 lbs Bob Brown Squat 102.5 kg (225.7 lbs Bench 182.5 kg (402.2 lbs 212.5 kg (468.2 lbs (1,096.7 lbs Leslie White Squat 320 kg (705.2 lbs 215 kg (473.7 lbs (650.2 lbs * d d e e n n o o t t e e s s n n e e w w r r e e c c o o r r d d s s T HETRIBUNE SECTIONEMONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . HENNE HURT AS D OLPHINS L OSE TO CHARGERS 26-16 NFL SUNDAY: LATE FIELD GOAL LIFTS BENGALS OVER BILLS 23-20 RUGBY WORLD CUP: LAST THREE QUARTERFINAL SPOTS ARE ALL SET EURO SOCCER ROUNDUP: ARSENAL LOSES A T TOTTENHAM; CHELSEA ROUTS BOLTON TENNIS: ANDY MURRAY WINS THE THAILAND OPEN T T U U R R N N T T O O 9 9 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 E E . . . By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter THE Bahamas Olympic Committee has not yet released the official list, but the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations is hoping to have a 13-member team included for the XVI Pan American Games. The games are scheduled for October 14-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, but the athletic competition wont get started until October 23. In addition to athletics, the Bahamas is expected to be repre sented in swimming, boxing, softball, cycling and bodybuilding. The BOC, who has jurisdiction for the games, is expected to officially release the full list of the team traveling on October 13 for Guadalajara. Expected to make up the athletic team on the mens side are the fol lowing: Sprinters Adrian Griffith, Jamial Rolle, Rodney Green and Michael Mathieu; quarter-milers Chris Fireman Brown and Ramon Miller; half-miler Wesley Neymour; middle distance runner ONeil Williams; high jumper Donald Thomas and long jumper Rudon Bastian. Brown is the defending champion from the 2007 games at the Estdio Olmpico Joo Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while Thomas was a silver medallist. IAAF World Championships high jump bronze medallist Trevor Barry is tentative to travel, but hes still recuperating from an injury he sus tained in one of his meets in Europe in the aftermath of his performance in Daegu, South Korea, in August. Only three com petitors are expected to make the trek on the womens side. They are veteran javelin thrower Lavern Eve (bronze medallist in 2007 Petra McDonald and 400 hurdler Katrina Seymour. Rupert Gardiner, the head coach of the team assisted by Peter Pratt, said its going to be a very compact team but hes looking forward to the Bahamas being wellrepresented. We dont have that many ath letes to work with, Gardiner said. So we are going to go there with what we have and try to do the best that we could. The majority of the athletes who competed at the World Champi onships have indicated that because the Pan Ams fall so late in the year, they have decided to skip the trip and are preparing for their off-season training or the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Gardiner said with the combo of Griffith, Rolle, Green and Mathieu, the focus will be on trying to get the mens 4 x 100 relay team to qualify BOC TO RELEASE OFFICIAL TEAM BAHAMAS LIST FOR PAN AM GAMES BROWN MATHIEU S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 3 3 E E Faye sets new records RECORD LIFT: Faye Rolle gives her all during the Bahamas Powerlifting Federation's National Powerlifting Championships. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f