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Police hunt man
who took off with
hostage and money

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A CROSS-DRESSING
bandit who casually robbed
a bank, took a hostage, and
made off with a sum of mon-
ey was being hunted by
police last night.

Several members of staff
were left shocked and
stunned after yesterday
morning’s brazen incident
at the Robin Hood branch
of Fidelity Bank. .

Wearing make-up and a
brown wig, the gunman was
dressed. in a black blouse
with gray pants and black

shawl when he held up the:

_Money Centre by Fidelity,
located within the Robin
Hood store. on Tonique
Williams Darling Highway.

Police reports said the
man was armed with a hand-
gun and entered the bank
demanding cash. However
shoppers at the store
explained that clerks and
customers inside the satel-
lite branch were unaware of



the heist until much later.
One witness said: “The
bank was full, the guy - well

he was dressed like a woman :

- had like a basket in his
hand as if he came to deliv-
er something. They sent him
in the back and then he
came out with someone and
they left. The people in the
back probably knew what
was going on but no one out
front had any idea.”

. According to police, the
cross-dressing bandit took

an employee hostage - -

believed to be the branch
manager - and used her to
escape. He was said to have
had a Jamaican/Bahamian
accent.

Sgt Chrislyn Skippings,
police press liaison, said:
“The culprit fled the area by
forcing an employee into her
2005 navy blue Toyota Cam-
ry vehicle, where he made
her drive him to Bethel
Avenue in the area of Yel-
low Elder Gardens where
he exited the vehicle in an
unknown direction.”

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- By AVA TURNQUEST
: Tribune Staff Reporter
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UNIONS should spear-
head a “shift in the nation’s
work ethic,” advised a senior
_ Baptist pastor.

Concerned by the escalat-
ing argument between the .
government and unions over
the impending sale of
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC),
senior Baptist pastors
: reached out to top. union
leaders yesterday.

In a letter sent to the pres-
ident of the National Con-

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Legal action considered
to block sale of BTC

By TANEKA
THOMPSON .
Tribune Staff Reporter

UNIONS representing
BTC employees are in
talks with their legal team
to file suit against the gov-
ernment to block the
impending $210 million
sale of the telecommunica-
tions company.

Bernard Evans, president of the
Bahamas Communications Public Offi-
cers Union, said that the unions are pre-
pared to do all they can to prevent the

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Possible attempts to
tap ministers’ phones

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

POLICE investigators are on alert for
possible attempts to tap the cellular
phones of Cabinet ministers, although
Tribune sources say there have been no
formal complaints so far.

Several government ministers said
there have been no discussions at the
Cabinet level concerning alleged
attempts to illegally access phone

records.

In light of claims that BTC employees
may have been involved, Bernard Evans,
president of the Bahamas Communica

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SHAKE-UP REFUTED

CONTINUING reports that a
massive shake-up is once again
looming for the senior ranks of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force
was refuted yesterday.

Among the names listed as the

SEE page nine

WOMAN IS FOUND
DEAD IN HOUSE FIRE

A FAMILY was in mourning
last night after a 55-year-old moth-
er was found dead in her blazing
home.

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THE TRIBUNE



Clinic waives more than $200,000
for little Kadin Finley's operation

Tribune readers, members of public help raise $20,000

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE Minnesota based Mayo

Clinic waived more than $200,000

in medical fees to treat one-year-

old Kadin Finley, a Bahamian

infant suffering from a rare med-
ical condition.

Family members are jubilant
over the generosity of Tribune
readers and members of the gen-
eral public, who helped to raise
$20,000 towards a, specialised
surgery, unavailable locally.

Shenequa Saunders, Kadin’s
cousin, said the four-hour surgery
involved a:specialised team of doc-
tors, including a general paediatric
surgeon, plastic surgeon. and neu-
rosurgeon, as well as a vascular
surgeon, who was on call. The

actual cost to contract each sur- .

geon would have been $50,000
each, had. Kadin’s family been
charged full cost..

“As soon:as the doctors saw him

they were confident they could
remove the mass. We had to prove
to them that $20,000 was all we
had and that we didn't have any
insurance. We had to give a bank

statement and show them printed

the articles from The Tribune. Just
to register Kadin we needed an
initial deposit of $7000, ” said Ms
Saunders.

Kadin was diagnosed by doctors |

at Pfincess Margaret Hospital with
the rare condition known as Klip-
pel-Trenaunay Syndrome or KTS,
which cannot be treated in the
Bahamas.

‘ After being assessed in Min- -

nesota, the doctors found the con-

’ dition to be Proteus Syndrome. It

is an uncommon overgrowth of tis-

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comes with “slight pain, deformi-
ties, cognition interruption and

_weigh gain.” In the case of Kadin,’

the growth was found to be benign.

What was originally supposed to
be a 508 business day trip, ended
up being a three week trip,

‘between time spent waiting on the

- hospital’s approval and the opera-
tion.

The Christmas surgery only
removed the growth of Kadin’s
chest.

The family is continuing its fund
raising for a summer surgery that
would remove the growth on his
arm. Its target is another $10-
15,000.

A local doctor-at Pinsess Mar

up care for Kadin.

Kadin’s story first. appeared in
The Tribune last September.

The family is thankful to God
and all the donors that helped to
finance the trip.

In addition to companies recog-

nised previously by the family for

assistance with past fundraisers,

Ms Saunders said the eyciing group

Platinum Riders, Bethel Baptist
Church and Bamboo Shack also
made donations.

Additional donations can be
made to Kadin's medical fund at
the Royal Bank of Canada,
Palmdale Branch: account T21-

. 4269.

The family can be contacted at

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Cheryl Grant Bethel

is back in court for |
a pre-trial hearing

VETERAN prosecutor
Cheryl Grant Bethell was

a pre-trial hearing.
~ Mrs Grant-Bethell filed

over for the post of Direc- °
tor of Public Prosecutions
to be appointed instead to
the post of Deputy Law
Reform Commissioner.
Jamaican attorney, Vinette
was
appointed to the post of
DPP.

While the main hearing.
on the judicial review
application is set down for
January 17 before Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs, Mrs
Grant-Bethell was back
before the judge yesterday
as attorneys argued over
pretrial issues. Senior Jus-
tice Isaacs yesterday dis-
missed her application
against dual representa-



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Attorney General John
Delaney, who is being sued
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and personal capacity hee
‘been represented previ-

ously by the firm of Gra-

. ham, Thompson and Co. :

Attorney Brian Simms,
QC, now represents Mr
Delaney.

Attorney Maurice Glin-

‘ton noted that: when the

matter was initiated, attor-
ney Lief Farquharson had
appeared on behalf of Mr
Delaney and that there
was no notice of change
given.

Mr Simms of the firm of
Lennox Patton and Co
argued that Mr Delaney
had a right to choose to
have whomever he want-
ed to represent him and
that Mrs Grant-Bethell’s
case was weak.

Mr Simms yesterday also
argued that Mr Delaney
should be removed from
the action altogether.

He noted that the Attor-

ney General had not act-.

ed unlawfully and that alle-
gations made against him
in his personal capacity
should be brought up in a
separate action.as they
were not appropriate for
judicial review prone
ings.

Attorney Wayne
Munroe, Who also repre-
sents Mrs Grant-Bethell,
argued however that the
application to remove Mr
Delaney from the action
should be discharged.

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-seven Haitian

immigrants detained

‘FIFTY-seven Haitian immi-
grants were picked up in the
Exuma chain and brought to
the capital for processing on

‘ Monday. -

The Department of Immi-
gration via its Georgetown,
Exuma office received infor-
mation of a Haitian sloop on
the southern side of Great
Exuma near Sandy Cay at
around 2am on Sunday.

Georgetown police and
. immigration officers immedi-
ately responded to the report.
A team of immigration offi-
cers and Defence Force
marines was then flown to the
island from New Providence
at sunrise and they searched
the area.
By noon on Monday, a total
of 57 undocumented Haitians
had been found and taken into

custody. :

The group, consisting of 44
men and 13 women, was
checked for signs of cholera,

-which has afflicted parts of

Haiti for several months, -
before being brought to the

. capital; said officials. —

Preparations are now
underway for the immediate
repatriation of the 57
migrants.

N ational Bank of Malawi

issues alert over e-mail

THE National Bank of Malawi has sent
out a security alert that an e-mail, ostensi-
bly from its bank, asking persons to confirm
their Banknet Online confirmation — user-
is a fraud and should

name, password, etc —
be ignored,

“Please ignore it as it is not coming from
the National Bank of Malawi, ” the bank

said yesterday.

“Do not submit your User ID and Pass-
word as requested when you click on the
link in this fraudulent e-mail,” the bank’s

warning continued.

“This is called Phishing, an internet fraud:
trick whereby internet hackers send out 2.

legitimate-looking emails or instructions to
be followed, in an attempt to gather confi-
dential personal and financial information
from recipients.

“As a result of this, we have introduced

a new internet banking security programme

for better maintenance and your Banknet
Oline confidence.

“Click on the ‘Secure’ below to com-

plete your security upgrade,’
which provided a security source.
Several individuals and businesses in

’ said the email,

Nassau — including The Tribune —

received the fraudulent telegram on January

‘

Haiti presidential runoff
‘impossible’ this month

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

A SECOND-ROUND
vote to choose Haiti's presi-
dent will not be possible until
late February, after the con-
stitutional end of current
President Rene Preval's term,
an electoral © council
spokesman said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The two-candidate runoff
is supposed to be held Jan.
16. But results have not been
finalized from the Nov. 28
first round that was criticized
for low turnout, disorganiza-
‘tion, fraud, violence and vot-
erintimidation. .

A delay will only deepen a
political crisis that has already
resulted in rioting and further
complicate Haiti's response
to a deadly cholera epidemic

and the stillborn reconstruc-
tion from last year's earth-
quake.

The provisional electoral
council is waiting for recom-
mendations from an Organi-

zation of American States’

team called in to review the
first-round vote. It would then
need weeks more to deal with
candidates’ objections and
allow time for campaigning,
the spokesman for the provi-
sional electoral council, Pierre
Thibault Junior, said.

"The second round is not
possible until the end of Feb-
ruary," he said.

Haiti's constitution says
Preval's five-year term should
end — and a new president's
term begin — on Feb. 7.

But Preval has lately been
reminding Haitian media that

delays surrounding his own
complicated election mean‘
that he was not actually inau-
gurated until May 14, 2006.
He has also opposed the cre-
ation of a transitional gov-
ernment to rule between the
end of his term and the elec-
tion of a new president.

After Preval suggested dur-
ing the summer that he could
stay in power an extra three
months, protesters clashed
with police and U.N. peace-
keepers in front of the
destroyed national palace.

That unrest was tame com-
pared to the flaming barri-
cades and raging anger in
nearly all of Haiti's major
cities that met the announce-
ment. of results from the
November presidential bal-
lot.

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LOCAL NEWS



Consumer group backs

the majority sale of BTC

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

IN THE face of ongoing

opposition from union lead-
ers, Bahamian consumers
continue to voice their sup-
port for the majority sale of
BTC.

.. Consumer Voices
Bahamas (CVB), a newly
formed consumer advocacy

group, issued a press state- |

ment yesterday announcing
its support for the govern-
ment's impending $210 mil-
lion sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
(CWC).

It said: “Consumers will
get a reduction in cellular
rates and reduced prices in
purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest
rates in the region for local

cell phone minutes and we.

also pay one of the highest
rates in the region for pur-
‘chasing cell phones.”

The consumer group said
its members believe that the
eventual opening of the
telecommunications market
in the Bahamas, which will







“Consumers will get a reduction

in cellular rates and reduced prices

in purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest rates
in the region for local cell phone
minutes and we also pay one of
the highest rates in the region for
purchasing cell phones.”



Consumer Voices Bahamas

put other telecom giants in

-competition with BTC, will
force all providers to offer |

faster networks and efficient
service while also increasing
employment opportunities.
“Additional Bahamians
will have more job opportu-
nities when new cellular
companies are allowed,”
said the CVB statement.
The group also claimed
the sale will assist the coun-
try’s tourism industry.
CVB said: “Cheaper rates
and better service will
attract more visitors. Visi-
tors will be able to keep in
contact with their families

using their smartphones
while on vacation and the
business traveller will not

miss a beat in the business

world while on vacation.”
According to the group,
through the sale BTC will
be able to accelerate the
introduction of communica-
tion technology into the
health care arena, allowing
persons on the Family
islands to have their screen-
ings and scans viewed elec-

tronically in New Provi- |

dence.

’ They said the company
might also be in.a position to
launch a 24-hour support

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line for elderly persons who
live alone.

Meanwhile, union repre-
sentatives — including lead-
ers of the NCTUB and the
Trade Union Congress
(TUC), along with BTC's
unions: the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Offi-
cers Union and_ the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Managers Union
— gathered for a four-hour
"strategy" meeting last
Monday, to plan how best
to continue their protest
against the sale.

Demonstrations and work
stoppages came to a halt
two weeks ago, after the
prime minister warned BTC
workers who took part that
their jobs could be in jeop-
ardy. y

NCTUB and TUC report-
edly assured those who
attended the meeting that
they are looking for a “way
forward” and will be contin-
uing their efforts to have the
Memorandum of Under-
standing amended to reflect
a 49 per cent sale rather

than the majority 51 percent |

sale to CWC.

THE DISNEY DREAM, the newest ship in the Disney fleet, is pictured at Prince George Dock on its visit to Nassau for the first time on Sunday.

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Ministry ‘will soon clear

debris from Mackey Yard’

MACKEY YARD:
Works Minister Neko Grant



WORKS Minister Neko
Grant confirmed yesterday
that his ministry will soon
clear debris from the Mackey
Yard fire and secure the
property.

However, Mr Grant could

not say what would happen |

to the residents left at the
Haitian community. Howev-
er, he did say that govern-
ment would not raze the few
homes left undamaged by the
Boxing Day blaze.

"We will be clearing it (the
land) in a short order I am
unable to give a time when
it will commence it has not
been finanlised, but it will be
done in short order," Mr
Grant said yesterday.

He said he could not give a
specific date for the debris
removal explaining that the

details are still being finalised.
He added that the "few
homes there" will not be
cleared away and that the
"land will be secured" once
this is done.

The Boxing Day fire con-
sumed more than 100 homes
in what was believed to be
one of the oldest Haitian vil-
lages in New Providence.
There are less than 20 wood-
en structures left standing at
the site.

Earlier this week, Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Housing Brensil
Rolle said government will
repossess the land once the
illegal structures are moved.

"Once it is cleaned, it will

‘be cordoned off and the gov-

ernment will take possession
of the land — with perhaps an

understanding that the land
will be turned over to the
Ministry of Housing, which
will then become available to
Bahamians for purchase,"
said Mr Rolle.

"The Ministry of Works is
going to make a determina-
tion on which structures
should stand, those that are
occupied for the time being
they will not be demolished.

"The department of Lands .

and Surveys and the Ministry
of Housing is putting down
the stakes to further identify
the just under eight acres of

government property in the .

area," he added.
After the fire several char-
ities and government organi-

sations descended on Mackey -

Yard to provide food, clothes
and supplies for the victims.






























PLP DEPUTY leader
Philip ‘Brave’ Davis has
again insisted that Cable
and Wireless is not a “good
partner” for the Bahamas.

Appearing as a guest on
the radio programme
‘Leading Voices’ with attor-
ney Fayne Thompson, Mr
Davis said it is not too late
for the government to stop
its sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
and instead sell those shares
to a Bahamian consortium.

“Tt is never too late. And
what aggravates the deba-
cle is the fact that this
whole arrangement is
shrouded in secrecy.

“For example, my recol-
lection is that within days
of the announcement that a
MOU (memorandum of
understanding) had been’
entered into, you had the
prime ‘minister saying that
they were not aware of any-
thing happening, and you
had Minister Zhivargo
Laing'saying he was not
aware of anything happen-
ing. Then, out of the blue,
here comes Cable and
Wireless. So the question
is: Where did it start? When
did it start? and how did
Cable and Wireless get to

i ‘the table?” Mr Davis asked.

‘The MP said that there
are many factors that con-

tribute to making this sale a
:,“bad deal” for the .
: Bahamas.

“The government had a
deal for $260 for 49 per
cent. They said that the pre-

vious administration (PLP)

was ‘trusting’ BTC. That it
was going to be paid over a
period of time, but that is .
not totally true. That deal
would have brought to the
Bahamas government more
money than they are now
getting under what they say
is the MOU.

“They say that Cable and
Wireless is buying for $210
million, 51 per cent. Under
the deal that was on the
table the Bahamas govern-.
ment was going to get $225
million right up front. So
right away they were get-
ting more money up front
than what they were get-
ting from Cable and Wire-
less. Yes it is true that the
balance of the $5 million
was going to be five. years
later and six years later but
all of that was predicated
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incentives that was placed

on the buyers,” Mr Davis
said.

This line of reasoning has
been disputed by the gov-
ernment, which claims the
country stood to gain sig-
nificantly less money under
the earlier deal proposed
by the PLP, and would
have had to wait up to six
years for the market to be
opened to other telecom
providers.

But the PLP’s deputy
leader claimed that the pro-
posed buyers under his par-
ty, Bluewater, would have
been faced with liberalisa-
tion of the entire telecoms
market in a shorter time
period if certain bench-
marks were not met.

He added: “Don’t forget,
we don’t know the full
details of this deal. We
hoped we would have seen .
it by now, we have been _
calling for it to be made
public. If they don’t want
to share it with us, at least
they can share it with the
union and the employees
directly affected by it.

“But they have not
shared it and the question is
for the government: Why
are you not allowing at least
the: parliamentarians, who
are a part of the political
directorate and part of gov-
ernance, why are you not
allowing them to see it?”

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Pastors extend helping hand to unionists

ON TUESDAY five Baptist’ pastors wrote
a letter to Mrs Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, pres- -
ident of the National Congress of Trade
Unions, to “encourage” her in her repre- .
sentation of BTC workers not to allow her
“sterling record of progress to be sullied by
,any event that will disadvantage the innocent
‘public.

“The claims and issues which the leaders
of the Trade Union believe to be legitimate
must not be allowed to descend into Iaw-
lessness or any perception of the same,” the
ministers told her.

They encouraged BTC management ‘aia
unions to “negotiate honorably and in good
faith” and also offered their services as medi-
ators. :
.The letter was signed by Bishop Simeon
Hall of New Covenant Baptist Church, Bish-
op John Humes, Church of God National
Office, Bishop Gregory Minnis, New
Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry, Bishop ay
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church of
God and Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral. ;

This is the first time that the public has
been considered. The whole argument is
about unionists who have to be constantly
reminded.that they do not own BTC and, '
therefore, can’ have no more than an‘opinion
about the sale of the telecommunications
network.

A consumer network has now been

‘formed to give voice to the long suffering

public who are paying exorbitant rates for
communications compared to others in the
region.

The new group point out that Bahamians .
pay “the highest rates in the region for local
cell phone. minutes’ and also “one of the
highest rates in the region for purchasing |
cell phones.” (See-their statement on page

Also for the first time — after the sale to
C&W — Bahamians will be able to buy -
shares in BTC. ;

Bernard Evans, president of the Bahamas
Communications Public Officers Union, said
that the unions are prepared to do all that,
they can to prevent the utility company from
being privatised. The public was, given the
impression that the unions approved the pri-
vatisation of BTC— one of the planks in

wanted the'51 per cent to be handed over to

. Some shadowy Bahamian conglomerate.

In a radio programme PLP deputy leader
Brave Davis said that it was not too late to
stop. the sale to Cable and Wireless and
instead sell the shares to.a “Bahamian con-
sortium.” .

Who is this Bahamian Sonsorinty and, if
they are interested, why did they not make

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themselves known ddeing the bidding
process? Government:.cannot negotiate with
a shadow. And shadows cannot suddenly

- come into the light after .a serious partner

with finances, connections and expertise is on

- the point of finalising a contract.

What is strange is that the unions, backed
by PLP politicians, are demanding the details
of the Memorandum of Understanding with

..C&W— the contents of which will be made

public in a few days — but think nothing of
keeping their dealings with Blue Water Ven-
tures a deadly secret, only exposed when
the FNM. became the government. :

They want details of the Memorandum of
Understanding. In return the public: wants
faces put onto this “Bahamian consortium”
that we are hearing so-much about. We want
their credentials, their international con-

-nections, the-extent oftheir technical knowl-

edge : and influence. If they cannot do this-—
and it’s becoming clearer by the day who
these people are — then they should get out

- of the way, stop wasting time and let this

country move forward.

According to Mr Evans, BTC employees
are in talks with their legal team to take
action against government to block the $210

million sale. Other than loss of jobs, which is -

a matter for the’Industrial Tribunal; what
part of BTC do they own to prevent a sale at
any time? They are employees, who could be

‘fired if it weren’t for government’s agree-

ment with C&W that they. cannot be fired

against their will and without a.severance

package.
However, should they do anything foolish

. at this stage without going through the legal: -

process for permission to take a strike vote,
they will fire themselves. They will have can-

celled any agreement negotidted to protect,

them. ,
They are being hoodwinked by anyone

who tells them otherwise. And before they ©
do anything foolish, . they would be well .

advised to go to their union leaders and
ensure — in writing — that should they losé
their jobs because of their behaviour, the
union will financially support them.

There are staff at BTC, who know what .

side their bread is buttered on. They know
that with a more streamlined company and

far better off than they are now.
Because of past service it would be sur-

prising if BTC gets much public sympathy. °

As Bishop Simeon Hall said: “It is becoming
very difficult to support workers and their
unions in causes they believe to be right
without first hurdling the memory of the
last experience of inexcusable, poor, and
shoddy: service rendered.”





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Don’t get

| tricked by

| the union
leaders

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The book of Proverbs
states that “Who is as the
wise man and who knoweth
the interpretation of a king.
A man's wisdom maketh his
face to shine and the bold-
ness of his face shall be

'\ changed.”

As I sat and watched the
news on my TV, I was
shocked to see the people
from BTC protesting and
look who is calling out those
people, the leaders who
have failed the people of
ZNS.

The people who could not

present a suitable package’
‘for the people. In my opin-

ion these leaders can be

termed failures.
My greatest shock came

from who I saw, it was the

President of the Christian
Council. ,

In my opinion this man
was asleep from the day he
came to office, but here he is
marching with BTC.

He reminds me of the sto-
ry that was told about an
MP from Andros when :a
debate was taking place in
the House of Assembly and

it was a bill that would be a



blessing for Andros:
“While the:debate:was

going on the MP was sleep- :



IS

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_ing, the vote was put to the

floor, the question was
asked, all in favour say yes,
the MP jump up out of his

-sleep and shouted , “No not

over my dead body.” He left
his colleagues very much
puzzled.

The country's murder
count is now over ninety,
have you heard from the
Christian Council?

Have you heard this man.
calling for a Solemn ‘Fast for

the country and. petitioning
the Government for a
National Day of Prayer?

Is it because he is fast -

asleep?
_\ The people from BTC

“were marching and protest-

ing with some of the politi-
cians and look who the par-
ty is, the one helping to
cause some of the fury that's
happening in our country
today.

From the day they found
out they were no longer in
control, they were instigat-

-ing problems and: causing
“uproar among’ the people.”
-Grumbling:and complaining *

will not get you any votes...



BTC, don't get caught up
with those union leaders.
Any Government can come
and offer them something.
They will leave- you with
your head in your hands.
Don't get tricked by union
leaders.

Trust you me, I hive seen

it happen before. Remem-

ber Henry Dean and
Bahamasair several years

- ago?

They will bail out on you. -
You need your jobs.:

- Only the workers who
believe in slunking are upset
about what's going on. BTC
does not belong fo the union
leaders.

If-one would take a poll,
you will find out that BTC

should have been privatized

a long time ago.

Some of those workers
were getting away with fool-
ishness for a long time. Let
the Government do what
must be: done and let the
chips fall where they may
because it's for the good of

. the country.

~~ B BULLARD:
= ‘Nassau,,.
December 24, 2010.

My post-2010 wish | list

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EDITOR, The Tribune. |

Now that 2010 has come to aclose, I wish

' to share a wish list with your daily. sub-

scribers. It is my hope that the parties con-
cerned would accommodate me.
Institutions with drive through lanes
should prohibit drivers of vehicles with inop-
erative power windows, and right hand dri-

ven vehicles from this lane. Request that _
_ they place. orders inside.

‘Customers that do not have copies of their
bills (power, cable, ‘telephone, bank book,

‘the international arena into which ‘it will - J. etc) should be made to wait ina special line.

-move through the C&W alliance, they will be

Employees should not be sitting behind

"booths marked. “closed” They should be
. doing their ancillary: duties away from the

public.
It seems to be a fad these days for arro-
gant drivers not to use their signals. The

fines for their silly defiance of this important '
‘regulation should be in line with the seat

bill law fines.
amend the law to allow the fisheries

LIZ
Nassau,

is no



2 a Ah (AOC person”? .
=. 2, PATRICIA
‘ A PINDER
Signed Management Niceau;

inspector to also censure Kentucky for serv-
ing undersized chicken wings.

I am proud of the Bahamas Royal Police:
Force and its esteemed Commissioner

‘Greenslade.

They are so clean cut and professional

~ looking, with one glaring exception. Why is

that they do not have a standard issue of

side arms and holstérs? Four officers at‘a

scene could all have different hand guns
and holsters. Some have no holsters, instead
sticking the firearm in the waist band of

- their trousers (pointing in a peculiar and

precarious direction). In fact some.of the
holsters I see look down right cheesy. Sure-
ly if we can outfit the force with high end
equipment, impressive vehicles, we can have
a more enn. pleasing and function-
alside armsissue. — A

, BRADLEY L
ARMBRISTER |
Freeport,
January, 2011.

Alleged speech is hoax circulating since 2005

IN reference to aletter written to The Tribune on December

23 by Mr Pat Strachan, quoting a speech allegedly made by Aus-

tralia’s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, in which he is supposed

to have told Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law to

‘leave Australia, and advised all immigrants who want to settle in

Australia that they must adapt to the Australian way of life if
they want to do so, Liz, a reader of tribune242.com, wrote:

As I watch and listen to the news voraciously, and have never
heard what would be a major story of this speech, and just because
I thought it was unusual for any world leader to say what the
Australian Prime Minister allegedly said, I did some research and
found out that this alleged speech is a hoax that has been circulating
since 2005 and has been attributed to various people. ;

December 28, 2010. ae , |
How do you know source of
comment about Haitians?

EDITOR, The Tribune. <

In your editorial today there is a comment made by a person the |
day before quoted by you as saying “Haitians are cockroaches,” and
that comment came from the German. Third Reich.

You also stated, “We hope when those Bible toting Bahamians
with eyes lifted heavenward on. Sundays, arrive at the Pearly Gate,

~ St Peter doesn’t slam the gate in their faces while he goes to check
their credentials. We also hope, for their sakes that their papers will
be in order — if not they could be listed as illegal and deported back
to where they came from — a hell on earth”.

My question to you is: How do you know this commént came
from “a Christian” or

“a Bible toting Sunday church worshiping

December 30, 2010.



THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 5



os mye

woe to Harbour Island

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

BUSINESS owners and resi-
dents of Harbour Island were
plagued by frequent power out-
ages during the holidays due:to
problems at the, Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's North
Eleuthera plant.

Residents of the island said
power outages have been inter-
mittent for some time, but
increased over the holidays and
continued up to yesterday, when
there were three brief failures

before noon. .

Corwin Wilkinson, a cus-
tomer service representative for
Valentines Resort and Marina
on Harbour Island, said while
the outages are "annoying" the
property did not lose customers
because they have generators
installed.

"We have generator to back
up,,so we were able to protect
our guests that way, but there
were lot of outages. They are
still going on, several times a
day, and there is the fear of los-
ing appliances," said Mr Wilkin-
son.

Patrick Tully, owner of Dun-
more Deli, said he is used to the
blackouts and feels that com-
plaining to BEC officials is a
“waste of time".

"It's been going on for years
and at least two or three already
for the day - you just get used to
it basically," Mr Dully said.

BEC explained that they are
having problems generating
power at the Harbour Island
plant and that a "series of gen-
erator trips" caused yesterday's
problem.

"As soon as the problem was
realised it was corrected right

away," said Arnette Wilson-
Ingraham, BEC's media rela-

tions officer, who emphasised °

that power was immediately
restored after the trips.

On January 1, there was a
blackout from 11.51lam to
4.30pm, affecting portions of
North Eluethera including
Hatchett Bay North and Har-
bour Island.

This was due to "system relat-

ed problems (that BEC) man-
aged to correct," said Ms Wil-
son-Ingraham.

For much of last year, North
Eluethera residents dealt with

regular power outages.

The Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration is presently in the final
stages of completing the devel-
opment of a new power plant
in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
which will serve both the main-
land and Harbour Island.

Yesterday, PLP chairman
Bradley Roberts issued a state-
ment on the issue. It said: "It’s a
disgrace that after-almost four
years, the residences of North
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
have has to endure much under

this self-proclaimed ‘simply the’

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- TWO CHARGED WITH

BEC issues bring holiday |

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

HOUSEBREAKING
AND STEALING

FREEPORT -— Two men

: were charged with house-
: breaking and stealing in the
i Freeport Magistrate Court on
Friday.

David Stuart, 19, and Lam-

: ont Silver, 32, both of
: Freeport, appeared in Court
: Two before Magistrate
: Andrew Forbes.

Stuart pleaded guilty to two

i of three counts of house-
: breaking and one count of
: stealing.

He was sentenced to 10

: months in prison on each of
_: the housebreaking charges
? and 12 months on the charge
: of stealing. '

On the not guilty house-

breaking charge, Stuart is
: expected to return to court on
? May 11 for summary trial.

Silver pleaded guilty to

: one count of housebreaking
: and was sentenced to 12
months in prison. He also
: pleaded guilty to one count of
: stealing and was sentenced to
? eight months in prison.

In other court matters,

i Donavan Collie, 22, of Coral
: Reef Estates, was charged
: with armed robbery and two
? counts of causing harm in
: Court Three before Deputy
; Chief Magistrate Helen Jones.

It is alleged that on Decem-

ber 21, at Freeport, Grand
‘; Bahama, the accused shot and
; robbed a man of cash.

Collie was not required to

plead to the charges. The mat-
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: ary 1, 2011.

Ricardo Adderley, 41, of

i: Sea Horse Village, was
: charged with possession of
: dangerous drugs in Court
: Three before Deputy chief
; magistrate Helen Jones.

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represented Adderley, who -
: pleaded not guilty to the
: charge.

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‘Most successful year’
for the Commonwealth
‘Writers of the Bahamas

THE Commonwealth Writ-
ers of the Bahamas have taken
stock and declared 2010 their
most successful year since the
organisation’s inception in 2004.

With a host of activities held
and prizes handed out last year,
the non-profit organisation for
adult and student writers in the
Bahamas said it is grateful for
the assistance of its sponsors,

members and parents of partic--

ipating students.

Last year’s Commonwealth
Writers events included:

e The Short Story/Poetry
Competition from November,
2009 - February, 2010

e The Story Tellers Conven-
tion Mix and Mingle Party on
February 19 at Xavier's Lower
School. &

e The Story Tellers Conven-
tion on February 20 at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Crystal Palace
Resort.

e The Junior Writers’ Cake

Sale at Arawak Cay in March -

2010 ee,

e The launch of a book by
junior writer Destiny Smith on
April 23 at the Chapter One
Book Store, College of the
Bahamas. .

e Winners of the Writing
Competition announced at the
Chapter One Book Store on
May 1.

e Writers’ church service at
Christ Church Cathedral on
May 2.

e Opening of John Canoe
Writers-Festival on May 8 at the
Four Season’s Nursery.

e Members visited the
National Charmetts Convention

- on June 19 at the Wyndham

Nassau Crystal Palace Resort.

e The Sixth Annual Writing
Awards Ceremony on Novem-
ber 8 at Government House.

° Royal Bank of Canada
sponsored the Commonwealth
Writers booth at the Miami
International Book Fair from
November 19-21.

The street fair was held at the
Miami Dade College Wolfson
Campus.

e Presentations of certificates
and prizes at the Writing
Awards Ceremony at Govern-
ment House.

YOUTH CATEGORY
WINNERS: ;
1. Deoliver Gibson of St
Cecelia’s Primary School
2. Wilton Gibson of Cabbagé
Hill Primary School

FROM LEFT:
JANELL
Watkins, Ashley
Fox, Angelique
Rolle and presi-
dent-elect of
Rotary East
Nassau Adam
Darville.






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THE ‘RAW?’ at the Miami
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THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS’ WINNING ENTRY IN THE YOUTH POETRY CATEGO

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WINNER: Sir William Allen, Deoliver A Gibson Jr and Vera Chase at the Writing Awards 2010

By DEOLIVER A GIBSON JR
THE LION Circling around the Deer, this mighty
beast rages
White aura flowing from its teeth
With sharp cat claws
And the most bush-like tail I've ever
seen ‘

While its mane is blowing in the wind
Its Legions and forces only listen to one’
call ,
Prey crushed by its scorching claws.



Pouncing from the high cliffs
_Searching fora "snack" — : It can conquer Elephants, Bulls, you .
Only one chance of leaving and living name it
This is a force that should not be dis-
With billions of Tigers and Leopards by turbed
its side From Caves in Egypt to Jungles of Brazil
This is truly the king of the jungle This force will not be stopped.

3. Erin Haven of Xavier’s
Lower School

YOUTH SHORT STORY
WINNERS:

1.. Akini Morris ‘of the Nas-
sau Christian Academy

2. Jasmond Collie of Long
Cay All Age School

«3, Ebony Miller of DW Davis

Junior High

ADULT SHORT STOR
WINNERS: ‘

1. Natalee Grant of St John's
College

2. Kephiyrah Etienne of Aba-
co
3. Christopher Nixon of St
John's College

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Nassau is congratulating the

winners and participants of .

its 2010 Rotary Four-Way
Test Essay Competition.

The Four-Way Test is a
set of four questions Rotar-
ians are asked to answer
when making judgments
about the things they think,
do or say.

For the competition, stu-
dents were asked to write
how they would use the
same test in their daily
lives.

The winners and their
parents were special guests
at East Nassau’s Christmas
Lunch at the Nassau Yacht

Club on Friday, December
17 where they were present-
ed with their prizes.

In the 10-13-year-old cat-
egory first place winner was
Janell Watkins, 13, from St
John's College. Second
place went to Angelique
Rolle, 10, from TG Glover
Primary.

The first place winner in
the 14-16-year-old category
was Ashley Fox, 16, from
Queen's College and in sec-
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Heritage School.

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 7



Benefit show for

the Bahamas’
Ranfurly Home
to be held in US

A BENEFIT show star:

ring the cast from the musi-
cal Standing Ovation is set
to wow audiences in
Philadelphia and raise mon-
ey for the résidents of the
Ranfurly Home at the same
time.

Last summer, the produc-
ers from Kenilworth Films,
along with the cast from
their movie Standing Ova-
tion, chose the Ranfurly

Home for Children to -

receive all proceeds raised
during a charity concert
event with the Standing
Ovation cast in the
Bahamas. The performance,
held on August.8, 2010, was
just the beginning of an out-
pouring of love and support
from Standing Ovation Pro-
ducer Diane Kirman and her
team as the Ranfurly kids
stole their hearts. -
This January, Karen Rawl-
ings, who. was instrumental
in bringing the Standing
Ovation film and its cast to
Nassau, will produce a ben-
efit show for the Ranfurly

Home which will be held just -

outside of Philadelphia on

January 9th. Performances
by tri-state area dancers, -

including members of the
Junior and Pre-Pro Sixer
Dance Teams as well as
Bahamian entertainer,
Funky D, are set to travel to
Philadelphia to make a spe-
cial guest appearance at the
show.



Georgia.

This is the fifth year that the club has held
trials and seminars for dog enthusiasts.

“We hold obedience trials on the, Friday
and a beginner’s seminar on the Saturday
morning,” said Tonya Gay, president of the

NAODC.

“The Metts are wonderful trainers and have ©
a great deal of experience in training dogs in
obedience. We enjoy offering an introduction
to the sport of obedience to persons interested

THE Nassau Agility and’ Obedience Dog
Club (NAODC) will be offering special obe-
dience seminars this coming Saturday at the
Retreat on Village Road featuring two judges
from the American-Kennel Club (AKC).

Two classes will be offered, one at 9am and
another at 10.30am. The seminars are open
to the public and will feature Carol and Jon
Mett, AKC obedience judges from Savannah,

Proceeds from all DVDs,
CDs and merchandise sold
that evening will also go to
Ranfurly.

When the Standing Ova- |

tion team visited the orphan-
age last summer the children
and the facility were show-
ered with not only monetary
gifts but items from Ran-
furly’s “wish list” including
new windows, new mattress-
es and sheet sets, air condi-
tioners, freezers, fax
machines, sundries and
many other things so des-
perately needed.

Commitment

However, the most impor-
tant thing of all was the com-
mitment made by the Stand-
ing Ovation producers and
their colleagues to return to
Ranfurly and continue to
help support and spread the
word of their needs. Unfor-
tunately, the Ranfurly Home
administration and caretak-
ers struggle everyday and
must depend on outside sup-
port just to keep the doors of
the home open.

In October, 2010 the
Standing Ovation team ven-
tured back to Nassau specif-
ically to visit the Ranfurly
Home and spend time with
the youngsters. They con-

‘ducted dance and voice

workshops and also pro-
duced a public service

a

the case.

announcement in an effort

to be true to their word and
also to urge others to com-
mit as well.

_ Producers have no doubt
that in addition to. the fan-
tastic show already planned,
Funky D will wow their
audience with his electrify-
ing performances! The

event, titled “Love That.

Child”, is expected to sell

‘. out at the beautiful 750. seat
- Lang Performing Arts The-

atre and Ranfurly Home
President, Alexandra Mail-
lis-Lynch, will have the hon-

our of guest speaking to.

those who attend. Also
among those from the
Bahamas who will travel.to

the U.S. for the show, are |

Craig Woods, Film Com-
missioner from the Ministry
of Tourism, and Tina
Knowles, owner of Chelsea
Choice Bottled Water Com-
pany. Ms Knowles will
accompany Danielle Dean,

’ one of the talented children

of her company sponsored
“Chelsea’s Kids” pro-
gramme who is scheduled to
perform at ‘the
benefit. Danielle will take
the stage to sing “At Last”
under the direction of her
musical team; Dion Turn-
quest and G: Note, also a
member of Chelsea’s Kids.
The “Love That Child”
theme was derived from the
song of the same title, which
was written and recorded by

NASSAU CANINE OBEDIENCE SEMINAR TO FEATURE AKC JUDGES |



in training their dogs. The club will be running
a beginner obedience course in January and
February following the seminar for those who
wish to continue to train their dogs.”
The NAODC said it promotes responsible
dog ownership and believes that having a dog
- in your life'should provide you with great joy
and companionship, not an extra burden or
an endless source of frustration, as is so often

A special seminar in rally obedience also
will be offered on Saturday at 11.30am.

Rally obedience is based on traditional obe-
dience exercise, however, the competitors pro-
ceed around a course of designated stations

with the dog in heel position. The course con-

sists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team
what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, han-
dlers are allowed to encourage their dogs dur-
ing the course.

Patrice Ellis to be honoured by Trumpet Awards Foundation

PATRICE Ellis, founder
of the Etiquette and Image
Institute and wife of Bishop
Neil Ellis of the Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, is among 24 women
who will be honoured by the
Trumpet Awards Founda-
tion in the United States this
year.

According to the founda-
tion, the organisation was
created to recognise the
accomplishments of Black
Americans and to give recog-
nition to those who have
overcome the ills of racism
and poverty and achieved
special greatness.

This year, Mrs Ellis in
addition to 23 of America’s
most accomplished female
entrepreneurs and corporate

leaders “who display high
style and unmatched ele-
gance,” will be honoured by
the foundation as part of its

‘High Heels with High Tea

awards ceremony to be held
in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan-
uary 27.

Responding to _ the
announcement of her award,
Mrs Ellis said she was hon-
oured “to be recognised by
such a prestigious group of
non-Bahamians and hum-
bled at the thought that
there are people around the
world that are taking Lote of
my every move.”

“T accept this award on
behalf of all of the women
of our country who, though
faced with challenges, have
stayed the cause and pursued

the dream,” said the former
nurse,

Said Xernona. Clayton,
creator and executive pro-
ducer of the .Trumpet
Awards: “We often hear
about successful people, but
the honourees for High Tea
with High Heels are women

‘whose accomplishments in

the business sector are
unknown to most, yet are
nothing short of extraordi-
nary.”

This year’s list of award
winners includes the wife of
the Mayor of Atlanta, Geor-
gia. and Vanessa Long, wife
of Bishop Eddie Long.

The annual High Tea with
High Heels awards ceremo-
ny will be held at the Hyatt
in downtown Atlanta.





TOUCH OF CLASS DANCERS are also set to perform for the benefit show to aid the Ranfurly Home.

Ranfurly Home’s former res-
ident Damien Davis and
produced by the, Bank of
Bahamas. Davis, currently a
manager’at Dolphin Cay at
the Atlantis, is a prime
example of how growing up
in a safe and nurturing envi-
ronment as a child can

define the person one

becomes as an adult. As a
tribute to Davis and the chil-

dren of Ranfurly, Standing -
Ovation choreographer, .

Krystal Tini, will produce an
original dance piece to
“Love That Child”.

Rawlings notes that in the
United States the phrase “no
child left behind” is often
heard and goes on to say for
her, that phrase includes
children from all over the
world. If every person could
help just one child, some-
we somehow somewhere,
whe.:er it is a child in their
family, neighbourhood or
even ir >.country miles
away, the .. .nderful feeling
it leaves in your heart is
worth-every second of effort
and sacrifice. ~

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A Bahamian in search of Fidel

By LARRY SMITH

HAVANA, Cuba - "So
you wanted to visit before
the country opens up and
everything changes?" a 30-
something tour guide asked
me as we surveyed Havana's
bustling historic quarter
from the rooftop of a
restored colonial mansion.

It was true, I suppose. I
had come in search of Fidel
— 50 years after his revolu-
tionary triumph and an
uncertain time before his
death — to get a glimpse of
life in what is probably the

last true communist state. |

According to Fidel's brother
Raul, who took over as pres-
ident two years ago, "Cuba
is the only country in the
world where people can live
without working." But there
are plans to change all that.

Cuba is about to take the
Chinese road ‘to transform
its economy and, not coinci-
dentally, to pay back billions
in overdue Chinese loans.
Last November, Raul Cas-
tro issued'a 32-page docu-
ment calling for a raft of
reforms to save the revolu-
tion. “We are running out
of time," he conceded. "If
we don’t change things now,
we will bring about the col-
lapse of efforts by many gen-
erations.”

Those reforms, which will
be ratified at next April's
Communist Party Congress,
include the firing of more
than two million state work-
ers over the next two years,
as well as efforts to reduce
food and oil imports, cut
public subsidies, legalize and
tax the informal economy,
and loosen controls over the
heavily restricted private
sector — including allowing

individuals to rent, buy and’

sell their homes.
"The'government has to
make these changes because
the system is no longer
viable," Italian journalist
Roberto Savio, a frequent
visitor to both Cuba and the
Bahamas, told me.-
, "Services are free and
there are no taxes. The only
revenue comes from mining
operations, sugar exports

and tourism. This is not.

enough to pay for every-
thing, so there will be a tran-
sition to more self-employ-

ment. The question is, can -

the limited private, sector
generate enough resources
to sustain the state?"
Cuba's problem, of
course, is the lack of a major
benefactor like the Soviet
Union, which was willing to

with cheap oil while China
has extended credits, but
Cuba has defaulted on its

$18 billion debt several

times, and the American
trade embargo that has been
in effect since 1961 was only
marginally eased by the
Obama administration.

So the stirring revolu-
tionary slogans and iconic
images of Che Guevara
stamped on buildings and
walls throughout the capital
are still here after 50 years,
but — like the Castro broth-
ers themselves — they are
fading fast. And the Cuban
people, who once took part
in nuclear showdowns and
defiantly exported revolu-
tion to the Third World,
now spend much of their
time cheerfully hustling the
2.5 million tourists who vis-
it the island each year — like
me.

My search for Fidel
began at the most logical
place — the Museum of the
Reyolution in downtown

. Havana. This was originally

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Fulgencio Batista's presi-
dential palace, and the bullet
holes from a failed assassi-
nation attempt ordered by
Fidel in 1957 are lovingly
preserved by the regime,
along with the hated dicta-
tor's office, cabinet room,

and gold-plated telephone.’

It was from this imposing
building that Fidel delivered
the first of many long-wind-
ed speeches after the revo-
lution.

"T never liked this build-
ing," he told rapturous
crowds in January 1959.
"Yet now we have come
here, let us do what we can
to make the people take
kindly to it...It is a building
that, at the present time,

(houses) the Revolutionary’

Government of the Repub-
lic."

Right next door to the old
presidential palace is the
glass and steel Granma
memorial built in the 60s,
which displays the motor-
boat on which the Castro
brothers and other exiles
travelled to Cuba from Mex-
ico in 1956.to launch the rev-
olution that ousted Batista.
For Cuba, where the
founder of the revolution is

still alive and kicking at 84,"

this is the equivalent of
Lenin's tomb. ~
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camped out in the remote

fastnesses of the Sierra-:

Maestra, for the duration of
my search IJ stayed at the
Havana Saratoga, a Span-
ish-operated hotel restored a

few years ago to 1930s ele-:

gance. It is across the street
from the Capitolio, the
famous landmark that once
housed Cuba's pre-revolu-
tion legislature but is now
just another museum (there
are 38 in all). A new nation-
al assembly was established
by the communists in 1976.

The Saratoga lies on the
edge of Havana's historic

‘quarter, a maze of narrow

cobblestone streets and
crumbling baroque buildings
that stretches from the Capi-
tolio to the harbour. Found-
ed by the Spanish in 1519,
the city and its adjacent
fortresses were declared a
World Heritage Site in 1982,
and many of the finest build-
ings have been restored over
the past 15. years as muse-
ums, restaurants, shops and
hotels. About half of the
income they generate is
reinvested in new restora-
tions. .

Havana's 400-year his-
torical heritage, explains

Cuban architect and plan-
ner Mario Coyula, has.ben-....

efited from "the. benign
neglect of the 1959 revolu-
tion, which concentrated its
efforts on the more unde-
veloped countryside
.. Although these policies
increased deterioration and
overcrowding in the capital,
demolitions driven by real
estate speculation did not
do away with its multi-
faceted layers of. architec-
tural history."

Coyula is a leading
authority on Havana; which
he-describes as the; major
metropolis of the Caribbean;
and Cuba's greatest tourist
attraction. In fact, the island
already receives about a mil-
lion more stopover visitors
than we do, and most of

them stay in Havana or ~
nearby at Varadero Beach. °

Cuba now has about 50,000
hotel rooms, (compared to
under 15,000 in the
Bahamas) and could add
another 20,000 over the next
five years.

’ The key point for us to
keep in mind is that, even
inits present run-down con-
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FORMER Cuban President Fidel Castro

from tourism. Despite an
inefficient, government-
operated and expensive
product, as well as almost
total exclusion from the
huge US market, Cuba has a
lot to offer. The competitive
threat to the Bahamas from
the pending privatisation is
something we should all be
concerned about.

In fact, it was Fidel who.
helped to create .the -

Bahamian_tourist industry
in the first place. Havana in
the 1950s was a corrupt
town known as the Latin
Las Vegas, its racetracks and
casinos operated by infa-
,mous American gangsters
‘like Meyer Lanksy. When
the revolutionary govern-
ment outlawed gambling

and nationalised the hotels,

Lanksy and others moved
to the Bahamas.

A celebrated 1967 article
in Life magazine reported
‘that "In 1959, after Fidel
Castro shut Cuba>down,
Lansky looked around for
other places where he might
set up shop beyond the
reach of US law.. The
Bahamas were made to
order." According to con-
‘temporary préss accounts,
US gangsters took a large
percentage of gaming profits
in Nassau and Freeport,
where newly established
casinos formed the core of
our growing resort industry.

_ By the mid-1960s Fidel
and the revolution had
banned private property and
eliminated tourism alto-
gether. But after the col-
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the government revised its
position. Although some of
the 1990s reforms were later
cancelled, today the incred-
ible history, music, art and

‘ small-scale entrepeneurism

of Habana Vieja, seem spe-

‘cially designed to pry hard

currency from visitors. And
by most accounts, younger
Cubans are increasingly jad-
ed with the revolution and
frustrated by political and
economic stasis.

My contacts during my
stay were limited, but
nonetheless indicative. An
employee at our hotel stud-
ied journalism at the Uni-
versity of Havana, but
prefers to work in tourism
because the rewards are bet-
ter and the media are "too

‘ political." According to one

tour guide, Cuba is very safe
and healthcare is excellent;
"but the economy is terrible
and: salaries:.are- low.!.
Another looked forward to
the day when he could leave’
Cuba.

According to Roberto
Savio, :
of the revolution is still in.
power and has come very
sadly to the conclusion that

_ it is not viable, so they are

trying a Chinese course
where the party retains

political control while.

extending the market econ-
omy. The second generation
is disenchanted and wants
change, but not in a way that
would bring back the wild
capitalism which took over
after the end of the Cold
War. The third generation
is much less cautious about
change."

The resistance to change
has a lot to do with fear of
competition from the two
million affluent Cubans liv-
ing abroad, who are derided
here as "gusanos" or worms.
"This is a competition the
12 million Cubans in Cuba
will never be able to win,"
Savio said. "They know it,
and this is why they are very
careful about causing a col-
lapse of the system. Many
of them live in a house that

would be reclaimed -by

exiles.

"Of course, there is a lot
of discontent. But after what
happened in Russia, where
life expectancy went down
by 10 years, and without any’
credible opposition figure,
if there were free elections
today the government would

probably get 60 per cent of |

the vote, with maybe 35 per
cent abstaining as a sign of
protest."

Currently, most of the
means of production in
Cuba are owned and oper-
ated by the state, which
employs about 83 per cent
of the work force. Another 5
per cent work in co-opera-
tives closely connected to
the state. Only 12 per cent of
Cubans work in the hard-
scrabble private sector —
including farmers, artisans,
and other self-employed
persons.

Transferring 1.3 million
workers this year, and 1.2
million next year, from the
public-sector to private
employment is a major task
by any standard. In China,
this process took decades

"the first generation

and is still underway. But
Cuba has been described as
an’ economy of loaves and
fishes, where things some-
how come out.of thin air,
ingenuity, and sheer will. It
will certainly be interesting
to watch what happens.

The Castro regime is tak-
ing a big risk by opening up.
If the gamble doesn't work,
things could collapse in a
Berlin Wall-type scenario,

~ with some Gorbachev try-

ing to salvage the situation,
but lacking the resources to
do so. If it does work, and
the US embargo finally
ends, Cuba will become a
tourism powerhouse, and
that will have important
consequences - for the

- Bahamas, because 60 per

cent of our economy is
derived from tourism. Some
on the Latin American left
have called for a multi-bil-
lion-dollar Marshall Plan "to
finance the complex process

- of socialist economic reform

that Cuba must carry out
urgently in the coming
months."

We may have time to
adjust, as the Cubans have a
lot of hurdles to overcome. I
tried to book half a dozen

Havana hotels online with-

out a single response. After
visiting Havanatur on East
Bay Street, it was another
two weeks before my book-
ings were confirmed. The

- one-and-a-half-hour flight in

the almost windowless
Antonov 26 turboprop (a
vintage Russian-built mili-
tary transport) is not the
most comfortable of jour-

_neys, and the long lines and -

cheerful chaos at the
Cubana Airways ticket
counter are reminiscent of
Bahamasair in its darkest
days — plan on standing in
line at both airports for at
least two hours.

And then there is the US
embargo, which serves no
purpose other than to. pro-
vide the regime with an.
excuse to justify-everything:
that goes wrong: It-remains:
only because, Florida .—
where most Cuban exiles
live — is a key swing state in
presidential elections: And
while the younger genera-
tion of Cuban-Americans
may be indifferent to cur-
rent events, the older gen-
eration are still fighting the
Cold War.

Some observers argue

that if the pending privati-

sation in Cuba takes off,
there will likely be many ~

- joint economic ventures with

Cuban Americans, which

_ will increase public pressure
in the US to lift the embar-

go. And if the situation in
Cuba deteriorates, the US

“government is likely to

remove trade and travel
restrictions in order to exert
leverage over the crisis.

Either way, an end to the

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embargo is not far off,
according to this analysis.
As for Fidel, I was unable
to find him outside the pages
of the government newspa-
per Granma, where he reg-
ularly pontificates on inter- *
national affairs (leaving
domestic matters to his
brother). Ordinary Cubans
have no uncensored access
to the Internet, but Fidel
keeps well-informed by
reading a 100-page daily

‘briefing culled from online

news sites around the world.

’ His latest thesis is that the
US will attack Iran with tac-
tical nuclear weapons and
this will-escalate into-a glob-
al nuclear war that will lead
to the destruction of human-
ity. I suppose you can't
blame him for being para-
noid in view of the history of

‘the American vendetta

against Cuba, but I doubt if
many Cubans take him seri-
ously any more.

Fidel's whereabouts and
state of health are both
closely guarded secrets,
according to my guide, who
reminded me that he had
survived more than 600
attempts on his life over the
years. But, as Bahamians
know better than anyone,
time is longer than rope.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 9



Senior pastors
reach out to unions

FROM page one

gress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas
(NCTUB) Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, five
clergymen offered their services as medi-
ators and also urged the union chief to
negotiate honorably and in good faith
with the government.

It read: “The claims and issues which
the leaders of the trade union believe to
be legitimate must not be allowed to
descend into lawlessness or any percep-
tion of the same.”

The letter was signed by Bishop Sime- .

on Hall, New Covenant Baptist Church;
Bishop John Humes, Church of God
National Office; Bishop Gregory Min-
nis, New Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry;
Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral; and Bishop
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church
of God.

The pastors’ plea comes after it was
reported that representatives of the

“NCTUB, the Trade Union Congress,

along with BTC's unions the Bahamas
Communications and Public Officers
Union and the Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Managers Union gath-
ered for a four-hour "strategy" meeting
on Monday in their continued fight
against the government's impending $210

’ million sale of BTC to Cable & Wireless.

In a separate statement, Bishop Sime-
on Hall explained that sometimes it was
“very difficult” to support workers and
their unions due to the poor level of ser-
vice rendered.

“While the vast majority of the coun-
try’s workers give a fair day’s work for a
fair day’s pay, too many of the nation's
employees seem mired in a culture of
‘bad attitude.”

Bishop Hall said: “We ought to com-
mend persons in public places when they
do well.

“Likewise, we ought to complain
ardently when we receive poor service or
a ‘why are you bothering me’ attitude
from persons whose salary you pay. A
radical shift in the way we serve the pub-
lic is needed and Unions should lead the
way.”

The senior pastor explained that
“exceptional and good service” was
becoming a rarity, and that the current
standard encouraged a “downward spira
and a culture of bad and inexcusable
work ethic.”

Bishop Hall added: “Employers every-
where are admonished to pay their work-
ers well and make their environment safe
and comfortable; but there is a con-
comitant calling to our workers to do
their best; chief among which is to devel-

op the right attitude and excellent work —

habits.”



BISHOP SIMEON HALL

Legal action considered
to block sale of BTC

| Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel

FROM page one

utility company from being

privatised.

"We did have communhi-
cation with our legal team;
but nothing is finalised. All
options are on the table
there is nothing off the
table whatever is required
for us to get’ our message
across but nothing has been
finalised," said Bernard

Evans, president of the’

BCPOU
He did not confirm or
deny tabloid reports that

_ the unions had retained

lawyer Maurice Glinton to

file court papers this week
in an attempt to stop gov-

_ ernment's sale.

"Anything that we can do
to stop the sale, within the
law, we will do," was all Mr
Evans would say.

The BCPOU along with
the Bahamas Communica-
tions Public Managers

Union are opposed to the ©

sale of 51 per cent of BTC
to London-based Cable &
Wireless. They are calling
on government to instead
find a Bahamian consor-
tium to purchase the major-
ity stake in the company.
"Bahamians are qualified
to run and stay abreast of

technology and if the gov-
ernment has to divest
(majority shares in BTC) as
the WTO (World Trade
Organisation) may be forc-
ing them to do or other
external factors forcing
them — but they can do bet-
ter than Cable & Wireless,"
Mr Evans told The Tribune.

BTC's unions staged sev- .

eral protests last year in
opposition to the sale and
there was speculation that
workers may have called in
sick or performed poorly

_ yesterday as further protest.

Yesterday there was no
sign of industrial action or
diminished performance at

BTC, said the. company’ S
Acting CEO &. President
Kirk Griffin.

"I don't have a report of
anyone not.showing up to
work and according to what
I see the performance
seems to be back to nor-
mal," Mr Griffin said yes-
terday.

Government signed a

memorandum of under-

standing with C&W on
December 2, 2010 and are
expected to table the docu-
ment when Parliament
resumes on January, 19.

Parliament will have to
approve the sale. before it
is s finalised.

Possible attempts to

tap ministers’ phones

FROM page one

tions and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the claims were
“absolutely absurd.”

“No one at BTC can do that without
expressed written authorisation by the
courts or the police. That would
require a court order to be done,” said
Mr Evans.

’ “Tt involves more than one person, a
collaboration between two or three
departments and it would be extreme-
ly difficult to do without authorisa-
tion,” he said.

Although the chances may be slim,

union executives said Cabinet ministers
are not the only ones at risk.

“I was told by people in our inner
circle that my phone may have been
bugged too, along with all the top
union executives, so we should watch
what we are saying,” said Mr Evans.

“J don’t know for sure whether it is.

happening or not. We made alternate
arrangements to make sure we com-
municate, but we don’t put too much
weight to it because we have nothing to
hide,” he said.

A government source said most
senior officials have been advised to
be careful with their cell phone usage,
because the possibility exists for eae
to be bugged.

Ministers appear to be aware of the
claims. Many refused to comment on

the issue. According to one minister, -

no concern has been raised in Cabi-
net.

“T am not concerned.

“It is always necessary in the course
of conducting one’s affairs to be aware
(of the risk). It is important to bear
that in mind, but no concern has been
raised.”

Another minister said: “if it were
true that would be very serious thing: a
leak of government information; a leak
of privacy. I think anybody would be
concerned, but I know that we have

never had a meeting or discussion at

Cabinet.”

Reports of police
shake-up refuted |

FROM page one

Deputy ‘Commissioner of
Police Marvin Dames, and
three Assistant Commis-
sioners, Messrs John Fer-
guson, Willard Cunning-
ham, and Glen Miller.

Mr Dames acts as deputy
to the Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade
and has specific responsi-
bility over discipline, the
force’s inspectorate, district
co-ordination and a list of
others. Mr Dames it was
reported was rumoured to
be accepting a lucrative
position at the Nassau Air-
port Development compa-

ny as the new head of the
security unit there. These
reports, however, were
denied by sources close to
the deputy commissioner.

ACP Ferguson, the head
of the National Policing
Support Services, was said
to be retiring at the end of
January as he would have
reached the maximum
retirement age of 60 years.
However, Mr Ferguson will
only be turning 56 on Jan-
uary 29, and has so far only
served 37 years on the
force — again below the
mandatory retirement
number of 40 years.

When contacted for com-

ment yesterday on che
reports of his “rumoured”
impending retirement,
ACP Miller said that he

_ had made no such decision

and has therefore informed
no one of the like.

“When I make that
determination,” Mr Miller
said, “I will obviously
inform the Commissioner
first.”

ACP Miller is in charge
of the Force’s Crime Man-
agement and Operations.

ACP Willard Cunning- ©

ham has responsibility for
the management of the
force’s Family Island Dis-
tricts.

WOMAN IS

FOUND DEAD IN
HOUSE FIRE ©

FROM page one

i Firemen discovered the

: Sek of Dorothy Wilch-
? combe as they fought the
: flames which destroyed the
: front room of her home in
: Avocado Street, Pinewood
: Gardens.

Relatives, including Ms

; Wilchcombe’s two children,
: gathered at the home and
: were left shocked and con-
i fused by the tragedy:

According to reports,

i neighbours alerted fire ser-
.; vices shortly before 11am.

Ms Wilchcombe was said

: to have lived alone in the
: house.

Police investigations into

the cause of the fire are
; ongoing. Up to press time,
: arson was not suspected.

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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Evel yn Louise
Heastie-
Williams,

92

of Gleniston Gardens
jand formerly of
/ Pompey Bay, Acklins,
will be held Friday,
January 7th, 11am at St.

Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, assisted by Monsignor Simeon Roberts
will officiate. Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.






















She is survived by one sister, Dorcas Burrows;
eight children, Ethelyn Lundy, Daphne Adderley,
Deanna Morrison (who predeceased her), .
Albertha Bartlett, Elaine Pinder, Sharon Stewart,
Dr. Veronica McIver, Janet Kemp, Devard
Williams and one adopted daughter, Annie
Burrows; sons-in-law, Dr. Leo Lundy, Malcolm
Adderley and Rev. Timothy Stewart;

grandchildren, Dr. Leo Lundy III, Luther,

Simone, Alexandra and Leah Lundy, Eamon,
Engendi, Evan, Dr. Misty Adderley and Mia
Adderley, Chevon Morrison-Medvin, Darleen,
Darryl II and Drew Bartlett, Gandhi and Gilchrist
Pinder and Jaime Saunders, Timothy, Henry
Michael and Gardner Stewart, Dr. Rashad and
Dr. April McIver, Theresa Kemp-Wells, Stephen
- and Matthew Kemp, Levard, Christopher and
Audumn Williams; great grandchildren,
Jonathan, Brandon (deceased) and Kimani
Lundy, Eamon Jr. and Egypt Adderley, Gabrielle
Medvin, Eryn Bartlett, Aysia and India Wells;
Godchild, Ionette Hanna-Adderley. There are
numerous family and friends including, The
Hanna, Heastie, Tynes Family, His Excellency
Arthur D. Hanna, the Williams family, the Valley
Family and especially Dr. Gregory Carey.


























Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Thursday from 10am until 6pm and on Friday at
the church from 10am until service time.

Dr. Willard
Joshua
Justice

Thompson,

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of Yamacraw Hill
Road, will be held
Thursday, January 6th,
11am at Christ Church
. Cathedral, George Street. The Very Rev’d Patrick

Adderley and Rev'd Fr. Colin Humes will

officiate. Interment will follow in Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.




















Left to cherish his fond memories are his mother,
Gretal Thompson Ford; sisters, Virginia and
Reginia Thompson; brother, Louis Thompson;
nieces, Tracey King, Stacie, Alexandria and
Louann Thompson; nephews, Ervin and'Douglas
King, Anthony, Shawn and Lewis Thompson;
aunts, Nora Cartwright and Louise Fox;
godmother, Cypriana Fletcher; cousins, Okel
Cartwright and family, Noris Cartwright and
family, Claris Cartwright and family, Oris Sterling
and family, Viriginia Adderley and family, Joy
Whyms and family,.Delores and Theresa
Cartwright, Carlton Cartwright and family, Lillith
Knowles and family, Mizpah Albury and family,
Veronica Bassett and family, Ann Rollins and
family, Inez Cooper and family, Claudius Wells
and family, Lilley Wells and family, Getta Wells
and family, Verna Wells, Kern Sands and family,
Dorean Deveaux and family, Jahoue Sands and
family, Dr. David Sands and family, Selma Horton
and family, Neil and Wade Sawyer and family,
Tennison Wells and family, Errington Watkins
and family, and the Archer family; a host of
‘family and friends, Leana Arnett and family, Sir
Durward and family, Phyllis Aldridge, the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham and family, the
Honourable Perry Christie and family, Mrs.
Dasselon, the Oakes family, Braynen family, Dr.
Don Deveaux, Deborah Dupuch, Dr. James
Ifferenta and family, Neil Pinder and family, the
Carey family, the Maynard family, Dr. Hubert
Minnis and family, Dr. TImothy Barrett, Julian
Mullings, Velma Burrows and family, George
Cox and family, the Lowe family, Mario Adderley
and family, the Hall family, the Doctor's Hospital
family, the Lyford Cay Hospital family, the
Princess Margaret Rehab staff, Spanish Wells
family, the BAAA family, the BOA family, and
many more to numerous to mention.







































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Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Wednesday from 10am until 6pm. .




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The bank’s president,
Gregory Bethel, told the
media that several employ-
ees needed counselling due
to the ordeal, however there
were no physical injuries
experienced by staff or cus-
tomers.

Police investigations into
the armed robbery and kid-
napping continue, and the
Robin Hood Branch is
expected to re-open today.

ROBBERY SCENE: The rob-
ber held up the Money Centre
by Fidelity, located within the
Robin Hood store on Tonique

Williams Darling Highway.

Chavez scraps university law, planned

CARACAS, Venezuela

VENEZUELAN President Hugo
Chavez said Tuesday that he is
scrapping plans for a tax increase
and will veto a controversial law that

- would have increased government
control of universities, according to
Associated Press.

The announcements came the
night before a new National Assem-
bly-takes office with a larger oppo-
sition contingent, and amid criticism
that Chavez used the outgoing leg-
islature in its final weeks to concen-
trate his powers and gain new abili-
ties to crack down on dissent.

Chavez said during a televised
Cabinet meeting that the law on uni-
versities passed by his congressional
allies had some weaknesses and he
will veto it. He said his willingness to
veto the measure after widespread
criticism shows Venezuela has a
democratic government that "listens



and is willing to rectify."

The law on universities was one in
a series of measures approved in
December by the previous National
Assembly, under the overwhelming
control of Chavez loyalists. Thou-
sands of students protested in the
stteets after its approval, saying the
law would give too much power to
Chavez's education minister and
increase controls on universities that
have been a bastion of opposition
tothe president. .

Chavez and his allies had argued
the law was aimed at making the
university system more democratic
and inclusive. The leftist leader said
Tuesday that he still sees a need for
changes in Venezuela's autonomous
state universities and supports fur-

. ther debate on how to proceed.

During his speech to Cabinet min-
isters, Chavez also announced that
he no longer sees a need to raise the
value-added tax, an idea he had pro-

posed as a way to help fund recon-
struction efforts after severe floods
and mudslides.

Chavez noted the oil-exporting
country now is getting higher prices
for its petroleum and said it no
longer needs to raise the value-
added tax, which is now 12 percent.

Opposition leaders had
denounced the proposed tax
increase, saying it would dispropor-
tionately hurt the country's poor
while they are struggling with 27 per-
cent inflation.

Chavez's shifts on the tax and the
university law seemed aimed at step-
ping back from some changes that
could give opponents greater trac-
tion.

makers that takes office Wednesday
will take away the two-thirds major-
ity that Chavez's allies had in the
National Assembly — which is need-
ed to pass some types of major laws.

The new bloc of opposition law- )

The outgoing congress last month
granted Chavez special powers to
enact laws by decree for the next
year and a half, allowing him to
bypass congress and make changes
in a range of areas from the financial
sector to the country's "socio-eco-
nomic system."

Chavez's opponents denounced
those expanded powers as a blow to
democracy. The president has
argued the decree powers are nec-
essary to speed disaster relief efforts
and pick up the pace of socialist-ori-
ented legislative changes.

Chavez said his opponents are
wrong when they argue Venezuela is
drifting toward dictatorship. He said
he welcomes having opposition in
congress, and welcomes debate.

"T have been reviewing, listening,"
he said, referring to criticisms of the
law on universities. "We're very far
from being what the opposition says,
that I'm a dictator, a tyrant."

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tax hike
Chavez said he welcomes debate
and having an opposition in con-
gress. The body has been solidly pro-
Chavez since.the opposition boy-
cotted the last elections in 2005.

"If there is no rival, what is strat-
egy for?" he said.

In the past month, his congres-
sional allies passed a series of other
controversial laws, including one that
allows suspension of any lawmakers
who leave a party in the middle of a
term and another that is expected’
to speed up the process if Chavez
decides to nationalize more banks.

Lawmakers barred foreign fund-
ing for any nongovernmental orga-
nizations‘that defend "political
rights," a change that critics say
could hobble some human rights
groups.

The assembly also passed a law
making it easier for the government
to revoke TV or radio licenses and
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Texan declared innocent |

after 30 years in prison

JEFF CARLTON,
- Associated Press
DALLAS

A Texas man declared inno-
cent Tuesday after 30 years in
prison had at least two chances
to make parole and be set free
— if only he would admit he
was a sex offender. But Cor-
nelius Dupree Jr. refused to do
so, doggedly maintaining his
innocence in a 1979 rape and
robbery, in the process serving
more time for a crime he didn't
commit than any other Texas
inmate exonerated by DNA
evidence.

"Whatever your truth is, you
have to stick with it," Dupree,
51, said Tuesday, minutes after
a Dallas judge overturned his
~ conviction.

Nationally, only two others
» exonerated by DNA evidence
- spent more time in prison,
according to the Innocence Pro-
ject, a New York legal center
that specializes in wrongful con-
_ Viction cases and represented
Dupree. James Bain was
wrongly imprisoned for 35
years in Florida, and Lawrence
McKinney spent more than 31
years in a Tennessee prison.
Dupree was sentenced to 75
years in prison in 1980 for the
rape and robbery of a 26-year-
old Dallas woman a year earli-
er. He was released in July on
mandatory supervision, and
lived under house arrest until
October. About a week after

his release, DNA test results -

came back proving his inno-
cence in the sexual assault.

A day after his release,
Dupree married his fiancee,
Selma. The couple met two
decades ago while he was in
prison.

His exoneration hearing was
delayed until Tuesday while
authorities retested the DNA
and made sure it was a match to
the victim. Dallas County Dis-
trict Attorney Craig Watkins

supported Dupree's innocence .

claim.

Looking fit and trim in a
dark suit, Dupree stood
through most of the short hear-

ing, until state district Judge .

Don Adams told him, "You're
. free to go." One of Dupree's
_ lawyers, Innocence Project Co-
Director aoe Scheck, called



(AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT: Cornelius punted Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right,
speaks in Dallas on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Dupree served 30 years for rape and robbery before being exon-

erated by DNA evidence.

it "a glorious day."

"It's a joy to be free again,"
Dupree said.

This latest wait was nothing
for Dupree, who was up for
parole as recently as 2004. He
was set to’be released and

.thought he was going home,

until he learned he first would
have to attend a sex offender
treatment program.

Those in the program had to |

go through what is known as
the "four R's." They are recog-
nition, remorse, restitution and
resolution, said Jim Shoemaker,
who served two years with
Dupree in the Boyd Unit south
of Dallas.

"He couldn't get past the first
part," said Shoemaker, who
drove up from Houston to
attend Dupree's hearing.

Shoemaker said he spent
years talking to Dupree in the

prison recreation yard, and’

always believed his innocence.

"T got a lot of flak from the
guys on the block," Shoemaker
said. "But I always believed

_ him. He has a quiet, peaceful

\

demeanor." Under Texas com-

pensation laws for the wrongly —

imprisoned, Dupree is eligible
for $80,000 for each year he was

behind bars, plus a lifetinie .

annuity. He could receive $2.4
million in a lump sum that is
not subject to federal income
tax. The. compensation. law, the
nation's most generous, was
passed in 2009 by the Texas
Legislature after dozens of
wrongly convicted mén were
released from prison. Texas has
- freed 41 wrongly convicted

inmates through DNA since.

2001 — more than any other
state.
Dallas County's record of

DNA exonerations — Dupree,

is No. 21 — is unmatched
nationally because the county
crime lab maintains biological
evidence even decades after a
conviction, leaving samples
. available to test. In addition,
Watkins, the DA, has cooper-
ated with innocence groups in
reviewing hundreds of requests
by inmates for DNA testing.
Watkins, the first black dis-

trict attorney in Texas history,
has also pointed to what he
calls "a convict-at-all-costs men-
tality" that he says permeated
his office before he arrived in
2007.

At least a dozen other exon-
erated former inmates from the
Dallas area who collectively

_ served more than 100 years in’
prison upheld a local tradition

by attending the hearing and
welcoming the newest member
of their unfortunate fraternity.
One of them, James Giles, pre-

sented Dupree with a $100 bill’

as a way to get his life restarted.

At one point, Scheck pointed
out that eyewitness misidentifi-
cation — the most common
cause of wrongful convictions
— was the key factor that sent
Dupree to prison.

The attorney then asked how
many ofthe others were wrong-
ly imprisoned because an eye-

‘witness mistakenly identified

them. A dozen hands went in
the air.

Not in attendance Tuesday
was Dupree's accused accom-

" (AP Photo/Courtesy of The Innocence Project, ho)
EMBRACE: This undated handout-photo provided by The Innocence



Project shows Cornelius Dupree, right, and his wife Selma Perkins

~ Dupree. Cornelius Dupree, who made parole six months ago, was

declared innocent Monday of a rape and robbery that put him in
prison for 30 years, more than any other DNA exoneree in Texas.

plice, Anthony Massingill, who
was convicted in the same case
and sentenced to life in prison.
on another sexual assault. The
same DNA testing that cleared
Dupree also cleared Massingill.
He says he is innocent, but

remains behind bars while.

authorities test DNA in the sec-
ond case. :

Dupree was 20 when he .was
arrested. in December 1979
while walking to a party with
Massingill. Authorities said
they matched the description
of a different rape and robbery
that had occurred the previous
day.

Police presented their pic-
tures in a photo array to the
victim. She picked out
Massingill and Dupree. Her
male companion, who also was
robbed, did not pick out ¢ither
man when showed the § same

~ photo lineup.
Dupree was convicted of

aggravated robbery with a
deadly weapon. According to
court documents, the woman
and her male companion
stopped at a Dallas liquor store

the

in November 1979 to buy ciga-
rettes and use a payphone. As
they returned to their car, two
men, at least one of whom was
armed, forced their way into
the vehicle and ordered them to
drive. They also demanded

_ money from the two victims.

The men eventually ordered
the car to the side of the road
and forced the male driver out
of the car. The woman attempt-
ed to flee but was pulled Paes,
inside.

The perpetrators drove the
woman to a nearby park, where
they raped her at gunpoint.

- They debated killing her but

eventually let her live, keeping
her rabbit-fur coat and her dri-
ver's license and warning her
they would kill her if she
reported the assault to police.
The victim ran to the nearest
highway and collapsed uncon-

“scious by the side of the road,

where she was discovered.
Dupree was convicted and

spent the next three decades

appealing. The Court of Crim-

‘inal Appeals turned him down

_ three times.



ASIF SHAHZAD,
Associated Press
NAHAL TOOSI,
Associated Press
ISLAMABAD

The governor of Pakistan's most
dominant province was shot and killed
Tuesday by a bodyguard who author-
ities said was angry about his opposi-
tion to blasphemy laws carrying the
death sentence for insulting the Mus-
lim faith. °

Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, regard-
ed as a moderate voice in a country
increasingly beset by zealotry, was a
close ally of U.S.-backed President
Asif Ali Zardari. He is the highest-
profile Pakistani political figure to be
assassinated since former Prime Min-
ister Benazir Bhutto three years ago,
and his death underscores the growing
danger in this country to those who

dare challenge the demands of Islamist:

extremists.

Taseer was riddled by gunshots
while walking to his car after an after-
noon meal at Kohsar Market, a shop-

_ ping center in Islamabad popular with
Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis.
He was shot in the back, said Shaukat
Kayani, a doctor at Poly Clinic Hos-
pital.

Initial reports indicated the sus-
pected gunman, a police commando
guarding Taseer, unloaded up to 26
rounds from a Kalashnikov automatic
rifle. The gunman could have fired
that number of rounds in a matter of
seconds.

Other guards then forced the police



(AP Photo/Tariq Waseem)

ASSASSINATION: Commando of Pakistan’s Elite force Mumtaz Qadri, center, who
allegedly killed Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer sits in a police van in Islam-
abad, Pakistan on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. An intelligence official interrogating the
suspect, identified as Mumtaz Qadri, told The Associated Press that the bearded elite
force police commando was boasting about the assassination, saying he was
proud to have killed a blasphemer. The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab

province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, police

said, the killing was the most high-profile assassination ofa political figure in Pak-
istan since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.

commando to the ground, according to
police and hospital officials.

"It was one shot first and then a
burst," said R.A. Khan, a witness who
was drinking coffee at the time. "I
rushed and saw policemen over anoth-
er police commando, who was dying
on the road with a, face down."

a

An intelligence official interrogating
the suspect said the commando had
been planning the assassination since
learning three days ago that he would
be deployed with the governor. Police
were trying to determine how he was
assigned to Taseer's security detail
Tuesday and whether he'd had any

help. Taseer's admirers called the gov-
ernor a profile in courage in a fight

‘for the soul of Pakistan, which in

recent years has increasingly swung
away from South Asia's Sufi-influ-
enced moderation to the more funda-
mentalist approaches to Islam found in

- some areas of the Middle East.

"Taseer showed himself to be a rare
politician, willing to risk his life in
espousing an unambiguous position
against discrimination and abuse," said
Ali Dayan Hasan, senior South Asia
researcher for Human Rights Watch.

"He was the most courageous voice .

after Benazir Bhutto on the rights of
women and religious minorities," said

. Farahnaz Ispahani, a fellow leading

member of the Pakistan People's Par-
ty, who wept as she spoke. "God, we
will miss him."

The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan,

‘Cameron Munter, called Taseer "a .
_champion of tolerance."

The death also is a blow to Zarda
Bhutto's widower whose ruling party is
struggling to retain power after the
defection of a key ally. The country's
leading opposition party on Tuesday
gave the government a three-day
deadline to accept a list of demands to
avoid collapse.

The renewed political turmoil bodes
ill for military action against Muslim
extremists that the U.S. believes is key

. to success in neighboring Afghanistan,

analysts say. Pakistan's powerful army
could use the lack of political consen-
sus to avoid operations that clash with
its perceived strategic interests.
Taseer, a 66-year-old businessman

and media tycoon known for wearing
sunglasses in public, took on the cere-'
monial role of Punjab governor in
2008. Punjab is Pakistan's most popu-
lous province and is home to many of
the country's wealthiest citizens. A
number of militant movements thrive
there, though not to the extent of the
Taliban in the northwest.

Taseer publicly vented his opposi-
tion — even using Twitter — to Pak-
istan's harsh blasphemy laws that
effectively order death for anyone con-
victed of insulting Islam. Although
courts typically overturn convictions
and no executions have been carried
out, rights activists say the laws are

’ used to settle rivalries and persecute

religious minorities.

People accused of blasphemy ar
often killed by extremists or spend sig-
nificant amounts of time behind bars.
In some cases, the charges border on
the ridiculous: A man was recently
held because he threw away a busi-
ness card of someone whose first name
is Muhammad.

The laws came under renewed inter-
national scrutiny late last year when a
45-year-old Christian woman, Asia
Bibi, was sentenced to death for
allegedly insulting Islam's Prophe’
Muhammad.

Taseer called for granting Bibi a
pardon, a stance that earned him death.
threats from Islamists.

"I was under huge pressure sure 2
cow down b4 rightest pressure on blas-
phemy. Refused. Even if I'm the last
man standing," Taseer tweeted on
Dec. 31.

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Anti-Christian drumbeat
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IN THE weeks before the
New Year's Day suicide
bombing of an Egyptian
church, al-Qaida-linked web-
sites carried a how-to manual
on "destroying the cross,"
complete with videos on how
to build a bomb and the loca-
tions of churchés to target —
including*the one that was
attacked.

They may have found a

. receptive audience in Alexan-

dria, where increasingly radi-
calized Islamic hard-liners
have been holding weekly
anti-Christian demonstrations,
filled with venomous slogans
against the minority commu-
nity.

The blast, which struck Sat-
urday as worshippers were

leaving midnight Mass at the.

Mediterranean city's Saints
Church, killed 21 people.
President Hosni Mubarak
has accused foreign groups of
being behind the attack, which
has sparked a wave of angry

‘protests by Christians in

Egypt.
But on the ground, investi-



gators are searching in a dif-
ferent direction — scrutiniz-
ing homegrown hard-liners,
known as Salafis, and the pos-
sibility they were inspired by
al-Qaida.

Only two or three days

before Saturday's bombing,
.police arrested several Salafis
spreading fliers in Alexandria:

calling for violence against
Christians, a security official
said. He spoke on condition
of anonymity because he was
not authorized to talk to the
media.
According to authorities, the
strong belief among investiga-

tors is that local extremists

who knew the area and the
nature of their target were
behind the blast. The Egyptian
weekly Al-Youm Al-Saba said
police were examining photos
of the Salafis' weekly protests
for suspects.

In the weeks before the

' attack, al-Qaida militants on
the Web spewing calls for

jihad, " or holy war, on Egyp-
t's Christians laid out every-
thing anyone would need to
carry out a bombing.

One widely circulated post-
ing includes a SO- called "Jiha-

Europe ups security for

di Encyclopedia for the
Destruction of the Cross,"
with a series of 10 videos
describing how to build a
bomb.

In the videos, an unidenti-
fied militant in a white lab coat
and a black mask is shown list-
ing the ingredients to make
TNT and mixing up the chem-
icals in beakers.

- The site lists Coptic Christ-
ian churches in Egypt, along

with phone numbers and’

addresses — including Alexan-
dria's Saints Church. "Blow
up the churches while they are
celebrating Christmas or any
other time when the churches
are packed," it says.

Security officials say they
were aware of the online
"how-to manual" before the
church bombing and are
examining any links between it
and the material posted on
Islamic websites.

One main Salafi group, the
Salafi Movement in Alexan-
dria, issued a statement con-
demning the bombing, saying
its preachings "reject such
practices."

The ultra-conservative Salafi
idedlogy has been gaining fol-

Copts amid online threats

CHATENAY-MALABRY,

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CHRISTIAN Copts in
Europe are under tougher

new police protection fol-.
lowing Internet threats

against their European places

of worship, even as some pre-*

pare special services in honor

of the 21 Copts killed in a

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church in their Egyptian -

homeland. -
Police in France, Germany,

. the Netherlands and other

countries have increased sur-
veillance of Orthodox Coptic
Christian churches. In Italy,

Copts have asked for special.

protection. And in Chatenay-
Malabry, just outside Paris,
metal’ barricades surround
the church of St.:Mary and

St. Mark — a vivid sign of ..
. the fear that has been inject-

ed into the ga season of
peace.

The Copts —' Orthodox
Christians from Egypt — will
celebrate Christmas on

» Thursday.

A suicide bomber blew
himself up Saturday as wor-
shippers filed out of Saints

- Church in Alexandria, Egypt,
after midnight Mass. No one .

has claimed responsibility for
the attack.

Tens of thousands of Copts
live in Europe, and commu-
nity leaders fear the attacks
will not be limited to the
Middle East.

"This threat is serious for
us. People are afraid," Pas-
tor Arsenious El Baramousy,
head of the Coptic church in
Amsterdam, said in a tele-

_phone interview. Tuesday.

"What happened in Alexan-
dria could happen in Ams-

terdam."

It was not immediately |
clear how many threats |
against European Copts had |
been posted online, and |

when.
However, German author-

ities learned of a threat a |

week before the Alexandria
attack. A spokeswoman for
Germany's Federal Criminal
Office said the office sent out
a letter Dec. 24 to all state
criminal offices in the coun-
try warning them about

online threats against Coptic |

communities and churches in

Germany, where about 6,000. |
| Kate Donahue of Seattle and

Copts live.

The spokeswoman, who.
declined to give her name in |
keeping with department pol- |

icy, said investigators for the
Federal Criminal Office had
seen the threat on a Web site.
Though the threat was gen-

eral, Germany was men- |

tioned, she said.

On Dec.‘31, four hours
before the attack in Egypt,
the head of the Coptic com-
munity in Germany, Bishop

Anba. Damian, sent a letter
to the Interior Ministry

expressing the community's
fear of terror attacks and

seeking protection ahead of |

the Orthodox Christmas cel-
ebrations Thursday and Fri-
day.

FATHER Girguis Lucas addresses reporters, inside the Coptic church
Sainte Marie Saint Marc of Chatenay-Malabry, south of Paris, Tues-
day Jan. 4, 2011. Messages of threats against Coptic churches were |
seen on the Internet by a member of the congregation and police said
the Chatenay-Mglabry site was among the European churches men-
tioned in the threats. French anti-terror police have opened a prelim-
inary investigation. (AP)

| Michelle Donahue,
] | reporters both are very much
| in love.

| life."

lowers throughout Egypt in
recent years, preaching a
return tothe ways of early

. Muslims. It calls for strict seg-
tegation of the sexes and rejec-

tion of any religious "innova-
tions," such as permitting boys
and girls to attend school]
together or collecting interest
on bank loans.

The movement has spread
across class lines, among
wealthy businessmen, the mid-
dle class and urban poor. Men
grow long beards and shave
off mustaches, to imitate the
Prophet Muhammad. Women
wear the black niqab robes

_ and. veil, which envelop the

entire body and face, showing
only the eyes.

In many ways, it resembles
the doctrine of al-Qaida, with
one major difference — while
it advocates jihad against "for-
eign occupiers" in Iraq.or
Afghanistan, it rejects holy
war inside Egypt, at least for
now.

But many observers warn

that some members are grow-

ing more radicalized and have
begun to advocate jihad with-

in the country, providing fertile |
ground for al-Qaida influence.





© In brief

Fire set at family

dinner in PR
| Claims Srd victim

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Associated Press

A THIRD person died
Tuesday from a New Year's

| attack in which police say a
| Puerto Rican man using
» kerosene and a propane tank

set fire to more than a dozen
of his family members and a

| visiting U.S. woman as they |

sat down for dinner.
Among the five people still
hospitalized are 25-year-old

her fiance, Jesus Sanchez,
both with burns over more
than 80 percent of their bod-
ies, hospital spokeswoman
Wilmelis Marquez said. The

recently engaged Seattle cou-

ple had traveled to Puerto

Rico so Donahue could meet:
| Sanchez's family. =

- The mother of the man sus-
pected of carrying out the
attack, 45-year-old Justino
Sanchez Diaz, died of her
injuries Tuesday, Marquez
said. Earlier, a 17-year-old
niece and a 32-year-old
cousin of Sanchez Diaz died.
The suspect is the uncle of
Donahue's fiance.

Donahue's family flew to

| Puerto Rico shortly after they

got the news, Austin Martin,
a friend of Donahue's who is

| a pastor in Arizona, said in a
| phone interview.

"They've been able to see

| her, but she's been put in a
| medically induced coma, so
| they haven't been able to
| speak with her," he said.

Friends of the couple set
up a Facebook account and
asked for donations to help
pay for medical transport
back to Seattle. "It is a long

| road ahead to heal physically,

emotionally, and spiritually,"

| states the page.
Donahue works as a nurse’

for Group Health, according
to her Facebook page.
Sanchez is a Boeing engineer,

§ according to The Seattle
| Times.

mother,
told

Donahue's

"Their last words before

| they were intubated were,

'For each other,'" she said.
"She loves him. He loves her.

| The last six months have

been the happiest time of her

The blaze occurred Satur-

| day in the central Puerto
| Rican mountain, town of
| Florida, where Sanchez Diaz

lives in a two-story house with
his parents and a sister, police
Lt. Reinaldo Jimenez said.

Sanchez Diaz had doused
the walls of the house with
gasoline and set canisters
filled with fuel under the din-
ing room table and other fur-
niture, he said.

"He planned the party so
that everyone would show
up," Jimenez said.

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2011

5m investment platform
for ‘new business model’

@ Bank of the Bahamas eyes shift away from total reliance on credit
to ‘transaction volume driven’ electronic banking revenue stream



PAUL MCWEENEY

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bank of the Bahamas International
has invested “in excess of $5 million in
the last three years” in improved tech-
nology and support systems, Tribune

Plans to start rolling-out new ATMs this month to all beans. and
three ‘off-site locations’

li 70% drop in ordinary shareholder income for Q1 not far off’

expectations

W Q2 expected to be ‘better’ than previous period

Business was told yesterday, as it plans to
diversify its revenue streams through a
focus on yolume-driven “electronic bank-
ing types of business”.

Paul McWeeney, the BISX-listed
bank’s managing director, told Tribune
Business that the institution wanted to

diversify its revenue streams using its
traditional credit/loan business as a base,
using its electronic banking technologies
to capture income generated by ~~

SEE page 3B

Extra $900,000 in
sovernment revenues:

~ expected to be generated
by latest Disney vessel

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

The regular arrival to
Bahamian shores of a new,
increased size Disney cruise
a in 2011 will bring an esti-

mated $3 million i in passenger .

spending into the economy, in
addition to’$900,000 in tax rev-
enue for the Government, the
Minister of Tourism said yes-
terday.

The Dream, the third ship in
the Disney Cruise Line fleet, is
scheduled to sail three, four and

five-night cruises to the
Bahamas from Port Canaver-
al, Florida, starting on January
26. hs
The $900 million vessel will

SEE page 3B

Bahamians boost
‘Ximas sales figures.

Tourist patronage’down, |
holiday period gives downtown
retailers reason to hope in 2011

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A good showing from
Bahamian shoppers, who
spent their money more
carefully and thoughtfully,
was credited yesterday by
some Bay Street store oper-
ators for bringing satisfacto-
ry or improved Christmas
sales in 2010.

Several downtown store
operators told Tribune Busi-
ness that the introduction of
lower-priced product lines,
coupled with greater patron-
age from Bahamians who
had chosen to shop locally
rather than take on the.
expense of a Christmas |
shopping trip abroad,
seemed to have boosted

store traffic over the holiday :
: the face of increased non-
: performing loans and credit

Rochelle Walker, market- :
ing manager, said Solomon’s }

season. However, tourist’
spending remained subdued.

Mines was “very pleased”
with its sales this year, which
were “significantly higher”

SEE page 3B





: Business.

‘No Caribbean nation’
Matches Bahami AN.

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By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

“No other Caribbean

: nation” has performed as
: well during this recession as
? the Bahamian commercial

: banking sector, a leading

: executive told Tribune Busi-
i ness yesterday, pointing out
? that his institution had been
: able to grow both top and

: bottom lines despite the

: ‘contracting economic envi-
: ronment.

Paul McWeeney, Bank of

: the Bahamas International’s
; managing director, said that
: apart from Barbados, no
i other nation in the region,

: including the likes of
: Jamaica and Trinidad, had
; performed as well as the

: Bahamas when it came to

: the resiliency of its com-

mercial banking sector in

delinquency.
“The country has done

: remarkably well,” Mr

i McWeeney told Tribune
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’ Businesses should begin to “plan for the inevitable”,

_with conditions coming together to create a “perfect
storm” of high oil prices that could threaten a Bahamian
economic recovery in 2011-2012, the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce’s president warned yesterday.

“We are going right back to where we were at the
beginning of the crisis. People forget that of all the influ-

- ences in the start of the recession, the high oil prices (in
2008) were a major contributor,” ‘said Mr Rolle.

His comments come as oil prices hit their highest lev-
el since October 2008, at $91 per barrel. Spot prices have
risen 34 per cent since May 2010.

Restrictions on oil drilling in the US, coupled with ris-
ing demand from emerging economies such as China,
India and others, have been largely blamed, and several
large investment banks have predicted $100 per barrel oil
in 2011.

Meanwhile, speculation was fueled when former pres-
ident of the Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister, said in
an interview in the US press this week that he predicts gas

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higher than the average today - by 2012. The same level
of increase would place Bahamian motorists in the posi-
tion to pay $7.41 per gallon, based on the current average

price.

Mr Rolle, chief marketing officer for energy-depen-
dent Bahamas Ferries, which operates daily ferry ser-
vices between Nassau ‘and several out islands, said:

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over $82 million scheme

Denies allegations'h profited by $1m and
counterclaims for same amount, although
documents show loan for Exuma ‘development’

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

A Florida-based Bahamian citizen is fighting attempts
by the recéiver for an $82 million Ponzi scheme to force him
to testify and produce documents over allegations that he
“secured and profited” from the fraud by obtaining $1 mil-
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BUSINESS ~*

Business Outlook has





diversification focus

Economic diversification is the theme of
the 20th Bahamas Business Outlook con-
ference, scheduled for Thursday, January
°3, at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach.

While the subject of economic diversifi-
‘ation is not new to business forums, con-

‘srence organisers say the theme is timely,

nd attendees can expect in-depth analyses
ad high-quality presentations from speak-
rs representing a broad range of industries.

According to organiser Joan Albury, pres-

‘dent of The Counsellors, this year’s Busi-
mess Outlook will be significant for several
‘2asons.

“Not only are we celebrating our 20th
aniversary of Business Outlook, but we
‘ill have a number of firsts this year,” Mrs

Albury said. “First-time speakers will
: clude Dr.Marikis Alvarez, representative,

Ynter-American Institute for Cooperation _
on Agriculture (IICA); Paul Crevello, chief’

“~perating officer, Bahamas Petroleum Com-
9any Plc; and David Shaw, chief executive,



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“Also, K. Peter Turnquest, president,

Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce;
Edward Fields, chairman and founder of
‘We, The People’, and Dr Barry Russell,
orthodontist and businessman, will address
the forum for the first time.”

Mrs Albury said BBO 2011 will focus on
new ideas and solutions to strengthen the
Bahamian economy over the long-term.

“The idea of economic diversification has .

been tossed around for years now, but it’s
time to have a real discussion as to whether
or not economic diversification is a viable
alternative for our economy.

Options ..

“And, if it is, what are the best options in
terms of the industries that we should focus
on developing,” she said.

The 20th Bahamas Business Outlook will
open with a keynote address by Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham. Also scheduled to
speak are Senator Vincent Vanderpool-

Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation;
Wendy Warren, executive director,
Bahamas Financial Services Board; Dr
Robin Roberts, urologist, director, UWI
School of Clinical Medicine & Research-
the Bahamas; Algernon Cargill, director,
National Insurance Board; and Olivia Saun-
ders, School of Business, College of the
Bahamas.

Dr. Saunders will discuss the relevance
of the Sir Stafford Sands’ economic model in
today’s business environment. This event is
sponsored by BAF Financial & Insurance,
Sun Oil, First Caribbean International Bank,
Bahamas First, Bahamas Petroleum Com-
pany, Cable & Wireless/LIME, Scotiabank
Bahamas, The Central Bank of the
Bahamas, KPMG, the National Insurance
Board, Bank of The Bahamas International,
Generali Worldwide and Krys Rahming &
Associates. For registration and updates on
Grand Bahama Business Outlook visit
www.tclevents.com or call Eileen Fielder at
322-7505/6.

No Caribbean nation’



PAUL MCWEENEY |
_ FROM page 1B

_.aribbean nation has done as well from a
aancial standpoint.

“In general, the domestic banking sector
“as remained strong throughout this period,
and a lot has to be said for the regulatory

.regime that assisted in that as well.”

Despite the overwhelming gloom associ-

‘ted with the current recession, Mr
McWeeney pointed out that there were still
‘umerous business and economic bright
spots, with his institution, Bank of the
Bahamas International, growing its revenues
by 14 per cent to $14.8 million during the
three months to end-September 2010.

“The bank is growing, and to still be grow-
“ag a bank in a contracting economy says a
ot for the institution and its staff,” Mr

IcWeeney added.

Bank of the Bahamas International’s total
' perating income for the fiscal 2011 first

uarter increased to $9.306 million, a 10.5

2r cent rise year-over-year. Net fees and

mmission income increased by 36.6 per
ant to $1.285 million, while net interest
“acome rose by 10.7 per cent to hit $7.835



“The bank’s growth is
really a reflection of
the improved public
confidence in what
we’re doing. We have
some really bright peo-
ple working here who
have a keen interest in
the bank’s success.” _



Paul McWeeney

million.

The bank attributed this performance to
higher yielding assets and a “modest
growth” in its loan portfolio, with net inter-
est income depressed by the expense asso-
ciated with a 2.8 per cent increase in its
oot base to $619.742 million - growth

of almost $17 million in the three months to
end-September 2010.

Suggesting that the deposit base growth
indicated that Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national was picking up “increasing market
share”, Mr McWeeney attributed the deposit
base growth to new products and “very
aggressive marketing”. :

Confident

“T’m very confident that when we roll--

out the new electronic banking platform,
we will attract more customers,” the Bank of
the Bahamas International managing direc-
tor said.

“Certainly, the sonih of the bank reflects
that we’ve been able to pick up some really
good depositors over the last 12 months.
We’ve picked up some who never thought of
us before. That’s a real boost to confidence
for us.

‘The bank’s growth is really a reflection of
the improved public confidence in what
we’re doing. We have some really bright
people working here who have a keen inter-

est in the bank’s success.”

Mr McWeeney told Tribune Business that

matches Bahamian banks

Bank of the Bahamas had no plans for fur-
ther capital raising in the short-term, saying
its risk adequate capital ratio was well over
20 per cent, and that the institution was
“well fortified”.

Stating that he was confident the Bahami-
an economy would rebound, and that it was
“just a matter of time”, Mr McWeeney said
that while there’ was a “mixed bag” of indi-
cators “the positive ones are outgaining the
negative ones”.

While it would take some time for the
Bahamian commercial banking industry to
recover from its non-performing loan issues,
Mr McWeeney said the “full gamut” of elec-
tronic banking services facilitated by the
Automated Clearing House (ACH), such

as direct debits and credits, were set tocome —

online later this year.

“In the midst of all the doom, there’s been
some very good bright spots,” Mr
McWeeney said.

He added that investor expectations on
banking industry performance had to be
“reshaped” as a result of the recession, as the
requirement to hold more capital meant risk
was reduced. As a result, profits were “not as
robust as they used to be”.



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ghts subpoena

In the estate of Pamela Anne
Higgs late of Treasure Cove in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Housewife, deceased.

NOTICE is Hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the

Undersigned on or before the 31st day of

January, A.D., 2011, after which date the

Executors will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to the claims of

which they shall then had notice.

' AND NOTICE is hereby given that all

. persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

E. DAWSON ROBERTS & COMPANY
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-918
Magna Carta Court,
Parliament & Shirley Streets,
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over $82 million scheme

FROM page 1B

Beattie Ashmore, the South Caroli-
na-based receiver for the Three
Hebrew Brothers Ponzi scheme, has
been attempting for much of 2010 to
get the US south Florida district court
to enforce a motion for contempt and
sanctions against Hubert Bowe, over
the latter’s alleged failure to comply
with an April 22, 2010, subpoena
requiring production of the evidence he
was seeking.

Mr Bowe, though, in a rambling
November 26, 2010, response filed by
himself, denied the receiver’s allega-
tions and, through a counter-claim, is
seeking $1 million in damages for
“sreat business and property loss, as
well as enormous financial loss and
emotional distress” as a result of Mr
Ashmore’s actions.

He further alleged that his wife,
Brenda Charles Bowe, and an associ-
ate, Ashley Poitier, had already met
Mr Ashmore and his legal represen-
tatives on his behalf on August 16 last
year.

In his motion, Mr Ashmore alleged:
“The underlying criminal case at issue
involves a Ponzi scheme in which thou-
sands of investors were defrauded,
resulting in a total net loss in excess

of $50 million.

“Hubert Bowe profited in large sums
from the Ponzi scheme. Hubert Bowe
was an ‘Independent Representative’
or ‘IR’ of a company called Capital
Consortium Group (CCG), the com-
pany used by the Three Hebrew Boys
to run this Ponzi scheme. An IR facil-
itated the Ponzi scheme by acting as
salesman or promoter for the fraudu-
lent investments. The location of the
money that Hubert Bowe profited
from the Ponzi scheme is relevant to
discharging the receiver’s duties as set
forth in the court order.”

* Profited,

Ms Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
“also secured and profited from the
Three Hebrew Boys by receiving
approximately $1 million from some
alleged investment in the Bahamas”.

Mr Bowe’s counter-claim and
response inadvertently appear to sup-
port this allegation, as documents
attached to this refer to an August 8,
2006, loan agreement made between
Capital Consortium Group and a
Bahamian company called Alexander
Development Company.

Mr Bowe is named as Alexander
Development Company’s president

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and chief executive, with Brenda Bowe
as its vice-president. The Capital Con-
sortium Group’s co-signatories on the
agreement appear to be the Three
Hebrew Boys principals, Tony Pough,
Tim McQueen and Joseph Brunson.
The loan was designed to finance
something called the Alexanders
World Project in Great Exuma, a
development featuring a hotel casino,
theme park, condominium complex,
offshore bank, golf course, spa, marina,

. housing, water plant “or whatever we

invest in”. Suffice to say, this develop-
ment has never got off the ground to
date.

Mr Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
was served on May 6, 2010, with the
subpoena compelling his testimony and
documents on May 25, 2010, yet on
that morning the receiver was contact-
ed to be informed that Mr Bowe would
not be attending the deposition.

Alleging that court approval for the
no-show had not been granted, the
receiver said attempts to reschedule
the testimony had not been success-
ful. :

Therefore, he urged the Florida
courts to hold Mr Bowe in contempt,
and order that he appear at a deposi-
tion within 30 days. Such an order has
not yet been forthcoming.



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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 3B





Oil price rise
‘perfect storm’
for recovery

‘FROM page 1B

“For us (rising oil prices)
are a major concern, and if
the US dollar continues to’
perform as it is then that’s
a double whammy.”

He suggested that if oil
pricés rise as predicted it

could “kill any chances of a

recovery, especially for
companies who are energy
dependent” in this nation.

Hard

“The transportation
industry, not only marine,
but overall, will suffer sig-
nificantly, and for compa-
nies that were hit hard and
are in a very tenuous posi-

tion this is something they the Bahamas as a whole was Mark

; Hussey, the real estate company com-

PCN TG
Tare CCR aay

can ill afford,” the Cham-
ber president said.

Mr Rolle suggested that
the best companies can do
is to “plan for the
inevitable”, keeping in
’ mind the likely impact on
their bottom line if oil
prices do rise to the levels
predicted by some. i

“Once the speculation
starts, then that’s the
- beginning of the process,

and when the former head -:

of a major oil company is
making those kinds of pre-
dictions, that gives the
commodity traders reason
to drive the prices up
“Even though it’s still all
speculative, we have to
look at the recent history,

and prices have been

trending up steadily.
There’s been fluctuation
here and there, but
through every fluctuation
there’s an increase in the
fluctuation point,” said the
Chamber president.

\
- )

Grave

In October 2008, the
Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association
called on the Government
to address its “grave con-
cerns” over declining prof-

its due to rising oil prices at. :
the time, with the Govern- |: ;
: ly commercial conduct of every person”.

ment asked to adjust the
amount that retailers are
allowed to make in profit
/per gallon of fuel.

One local petroleum

retailer told Tribune Busi- ; at alll its branches and three “off-site loca-

: tions”, all possessing facilities that would
: enable visually and physically impaired
: Bahamians to conduct banking transac-
“pathetic”, he believes that ;

ness yesterday that while
the profits such retailers
make on selling fuel are

any increase in the amount
retailers are able to charge

would “throw gasoline ona : paige :
: $5 million in them, the credit card plat-

: form and the infrastructure of the
: branches,” Mr McWeeney told Tribune
: Business, adding that the latest branch,
: located in Benchmark (Bahamas)
: Carmichael Road real estate develop-
? ment, was likely to open in mid-2011.

raging inferno, that is, the

passions of the public”,

suggesting that such a step

would meet a major public
‘backlash.

He suggested that one
way of “holding back the
prices”, if they do rise as
predicted, would be for the
Government to consider
decreasing the tax it col- *
lects on petroleum, but he
added that this would be
extremely unlikely given’
the “constant” and large
proportion of revenue the
Government obtains from
it.

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Damianos unveils
2010 top producers



KERRY SULLIVAN

Damianos Sotheby’s International

Realty has announced its top producers
: and listing agents for 2010.

Leading the pack as top producer for







MARK HUSSEY

STAN SAWYER

mending him for delivering results that,
often exceeded client needs. Abaco-
based Stan Sawyer, who has lived in
Treasure Cay for more than 20 years,
was named as Damianos’s top listing
agent for the Bahamas as a whole.

JONATHAN MORRIS

And Kerry Sullivan, the specialist for -

Hope Town and Elbow Cay, was named
as Abaco’s top producer, having joined
Damianos in 2002. Jonathan Morris, an
Eleuthera native, was named as Dami-
anos’s top producer for that island.



Damianos Sotheby’s Internation-
al Realty has named Kristi Albury-
Wong as its newest Abaco realtor.

She joined the company in 2009
as an administrative assistant, work-
ing with and supporting Damianos’s
estate agents in the Abaco offices.

In October 2010, Ms Albury-
Wong sat the entry level salesman

- exam and passed with a grade of 100
per cent. She will now serve potential
buyers and sellers at the company’s
Marsh Harbour office on East Bay
Street.



A native of Abaco, Ms Albury-
Wong graduated from Abaco Cen-
tral High School and went on to hold
various positions in the banking and
insurance sectors. She formed her
first company in 2006, which serves
Bahamian and international brides
when planning their wedding in the
Bahamas.

Known for her resourcefulness,
her latest entrepreneurial pursuit,
which will launch in February 2011,
is her Concierge and Lifestyle Man-
agement company.



KRISTI WONG

$5m investment platform
Hor: new business model’

FROM page 1B

To support this effort, Mr McWeeney

told this newspaper that Bank of the
: Bahamas International was set to start
: deploying this month new “state-of-the-

art” Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)

tions more easily.
“Over the last three years, including

: what we have spent to change the ATM

machines, we have invested in excess of

While Bank of the Bahamas Interna-

: tional’s loan business to date had been

“very successful”, its book growing by

: 2.4 per cent during the fiscal 2011 first
:. quarter, Mr McWeeney said the institu-
: tion wanted to “shift away” from its cred-
: it/interest income reliance to a “new busi-
: ness model” featuring “electronic bank-
; ing-types of business”.

This business segment, he explained,

? was more volume driven and, if the cor-
? rect results were derived, would alter
: Bank of the Bahamas International’s
: business model. “It’s not dependent so
: much on credit for success, but the daily
: commerce conducted by every person.
: That’s what we want to capitalise on and
: benefit from. We’re well on the way.”

Commenting on Bank of the Bahamas

: International’s results for the three
: months to end-September 2010, Mr
: McWeeney said the bottom line perfor-
_} mance, with net income available to ordi-

nary shareholders dropping by 69.8 per
cent to $1.108 million compared to $3.665
million the year before, was largely in
line with internal forecasts.

“They were not far off expectations
for the first quarter,” Mr McWeeney
said. “We expected the first quarter to be
difficult, given the level of non-accrual
loans and the need to make provisions.”

He pointed out that while Bank of the
Bahamas International actually enjoyed
a $1.281 million gain in the 2010 first
quarter from a change in accounting
treatments relating to loan loss provi-

’ sions, this time around it incurred a $1.4

million net credit loss provision - a more

than $3.6 million reverse swing.

“That’s the major difference in the

period,” Mr McWeeney said.

In addition, operating expenses rose
by 11 per cent to $6.772 million com-
pared to $6.036 million for the quarter-
ended September 30, 2009, a conse-
quence of Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s increased investment in exist-
ing staff skills and technical resources.

Mr McWeeney said the bank. had
“held operational expenses firm for three

years in a row”, and needed to ensure its ~

staff were equipped with the necessary
skills and information, given the com-
plexity of running a commercial bank in
the current Bahamian economic envi-
ronment.

“We have to do it. There’s no question
that it has to be done,” the managing
director said of staff training investment.

“We spend hundreds of thousands of |

dollars every year on training, and need
more and more as time goes by. It’s part
of the business.”

Mr McWeeney added that many did
not appreciate the complexity involved in
a running a full-service commercial bank
in the Bahamian environment, where
institutions had to adhere to strict regu-
latory and supervisory standards, and

implement the necessary accounting and
financial controls to succeed.

“We have to ensure we have the type
of persons to run an expanding business
in a complicated environment,” Mr
McWeeney added.

The Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional managing director told Tribune
Business that the fiscal 2011 first quarter
results were also impacted by the need to
start accruing for the increased bank
licence fees imposed by the Government
in its 2010-2011 Budget:

The bank was also impacted by the
increase in utility costs associated with it
renting more space at Charlotte House in
downtown Nassau, a move required to
accommodate its expansion and

“Gncrease operating infrastructure for the
bank”.

Looking ahead, Mr McWeeney’ told
Tribune Business that he expected the
fiscal 2011 second quarter results to show
an improvement upon the previous
three-month period.

“The second quarter should be better

than the first quarter, but we still have -

some pressure from non-accrual loans
and provisions,” Mr McWeeney told this

' newspaper.

“Yet. we should be able to make an
improvement in the level of non-accrual
loans as we finish up fhe second quarter
and come into this year. There’s been
some positive direction with loan nego-

_ tiations and restructurings. As things start

to turn around with construction offer-
ings from Baha Mar and a pleasing
tourism performance, I think, collective-
ly, that'should add more value to the
economy and hopefully find its way into
loan performance.

“We figured that the first quarter
would be a difficult one for us, given
these conditions. It wasn’t so much off

- the mark, but we’re optimistic the second

quarter will look quite different.”



3m boost from new cruise ship

FROM page 1B

then call into Nassau every
? Monday and Friday, making a
; total of 92 calls in 2011.

Ahead of its official maiden

: voyage later this month, the
: Dream arrived in Nassau har-
: bour yesterday on what tourism
} minister, Vincent Vanderpool
: Wallace, described as a “shake-
? down trip”
: Europe to the US on which

- a journey from

only crew, clients and other
non-paying passengers were
carried to iron out any kinks in
its operation.

The boat is the biggest in the
Disney Cruise Line Fleet and
can carry up to 4,000 passen-
gers and 1,500 crew members.

“It’s really high frequency
and it’s calling only on the
Bahamas, which gives it extra
significance,” said Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace.

The cruise ship will visit Nas-

sau and Disney’s private island
in Abaco, Castaway Cay.

“That seems to be the magic
combination for cruise lines -
giving people the private island
experience in addition to calling
on Nassau or Grand Bahama,”
said Mr Vanderpool-Wallace.

Among the features on the
new ship are a water slide that
takes passengers beyond the
boundaries of the cruise ship
over the open ocean before
bringing them back.



VINCENT
VANDERPOOL-WALLACE

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Bahamians boost
Xmas sales figures

FROM page 1B

than 2009 throughout all 17
store locations.

She said this was primarily

due to increased sales to the
Bahamian community, who
responded to Solomon’s
Mines’ introduction of a
“wider variety of merchan-
dise and price points” in the
store.

And, like other downtown
merchants, Ms Walker noted
another trend - that customers
appeared to be putting more
forethought into their pur-
chases.

“We found that people
seemed to be getting specifi-
cally what they need for spe-
cific people,” said Ms Walker.

Meanwhile, Cathy Moul-
trie, operations manager at
the Coin of the Realm jew-
ellery store, said their com-
pany also saw the decision to
offer a wider range of items
this Christmas, including
some with lower prices, pay
off.

“The traffic flow was really
good and we were quite hap-
py with the results,”
“We got a different line in
with lower price points, and
that was a great idea because
a couple of years ago people
may have come in wanting to
spend $100 an item. This year
they may have spent $50, so
that did wonderfully for us
and made sales come up.”

Tim Lightbourne, owner of
the Perfume Shop, said sales
at his store over the holiday
season gave him “encourag-
ment that maybe the worst is
over” but some issues persist.

“The Bahamians treated us
very well - the problem
remains with the tourists.
Tourist spending will always
been down as long as you

have cruise ships telling peo- -

ple they can’t guarantee
what’s sold in Nassau is
authentic,” Mr Lightbourne
said.

At another high-end down-
town store, which specialises
in luxury items, a representa-
tive who did not wish to be
named said the store had also
seen an increase in sales to
Bahamians, ‘but agreed with

- his fellow merchants that

tourist buys remained “low”.

“When you look at the
hotel guests coming into town
and the cruise ship passen-
gers, their purchasing is main-
ly in the Straw Market and
places like that,” he said.

A better year for Bahamian
sales was again coupled with a
trend towards lower-priced

purchases at the store. “Peo- -

ple are buying mrore afford-
ably. They are not coming in
to make big purchases - those
are few and far between - but

they are leaving with lots of -

bags,” said the store insider,
who added that he commonly
heard from Bahamian shop-
pers that they had chosen to
shop “at home” for Christmas
2010 rather than heading to
Florida.

Peter Phillips, managing
director of Brass and Leather
and Fendi, which has loca-
tions in the Mall at Marathon
and downtown, said he
believes 2010 was a “bottom-
ing out year” economically,
and is optimistic that 2011 will
bring better returns.

_ Sales at his stores weré the
same as in 2009, with that year
having seen significant
decreases from the year prior.

“T couldn’t say there were
any great increases or
decreases. The indication
we're getting is that maybe
this is a bottoming out year,”
Mr Phillips said.

“The. general mood of cus-
tomers were smaller purchas-
es, and what I think is very

.significant is that there have

been a lot less returns across
all of the stores. I think that
tells you people are being a
lot more particular about.
their purchases, planning pur-
chases more. Usually the store
is inundated wth people
bringing things back.”

Inga Bowleg, director of
business development for
John Bull said the company
does not comment directly on
sales, but in response to
queries from Tribune Busi-
ness about Christmas sales at
their John Bull, Coach.and
Cosmetic Boutique stores, she
did tell Tribune Business that
“local shoppers play a very
significant role in our suc-
cess”. She added that their
patronage over the Christmas
season has given the company
“good reason to believe” that

2011 will bring an enhanced °
business and economic envi- |

ronment.

she said. ‘



7 ; ; UARY 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE
AP: Surge in bankruptcies shows signs of slowing

MIKE BAKER,
Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C.



At the law firm Mayer & Newton in Knoxville,
Tenn., staff members continue to work six days a
week to handle the massive bankruptcy case-
load. But filings there have leveled off, and part-

ruptcy districts showed 113,000 bankruptcies in
December, down 3 percent nationwide from the
same month a year ago. That followed a similar
year-over-year decline for the the month of Octo-

already gone through the bankruptcy process.
"T think we've sort of turned the corner," he
said.
Numbers indicated stark regional differences.

~ fresh new voices to Marvel

The growth in bankruptcies around the coun-
try slowed significantly in 2010 from its breakneck
pace in recent years, with about a dozen states
recording a decline in filings from consumers
and businesses, according to an Associated Press

tally Tuesday.

Filings collected from the nation's 90 bank-

‘Marvel promotes
Axel Alonso to
etlitor-in-chief

,
_MATT MOORE,
Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA i
: JORDAN ROBERTSON,
: AP Technology Writer
: SAN FRANCISCO

After more than a decade
spent guiding several of Mar-
vel Comics' biggest characters
as an editor, Axel Alonso has
been promoted to editor-in-
chief, Marvel Worldwide Inc.
said Tuesday.

Alonso will oversee all of
Marvel's publishing aspects
and will advise on their cre-
ative direction,‘as well as help
develop new story lines,and
new initiatives for the heroes
‘and villains that make up
Marvel's roster, including the
Avengers, Spider-Man, Pun-
isher and Dr. Doom, among
others.

Alonso replaces Joe Que-

- sada, who was Marvel's edi-
tor-in-chief for a decade and
its chief creative officer since
2010. As the company's chief
creative officer, Quesda over-
sees its creative endeavors in
film, television, publishing
and online, too. Marvel has
expanded beyond the printed
page in recent years, mount-
ing film adaptations of Iron ~

:. Semiconductor companies
: are whipping up a new gen-
: eration of chips to bring
: richer video and better bat-
i tery life to personal com-
: puters and help them hold
i off threats from tablets and
: increasingly powerful smart
: phones.

: Intel‘Corp. and Advanced
i Micro Devices Inc., whose
: processors are the "brains"
: of PCs, are unveiling signif-
: icant changes to their chips'
: designs at this week's Inter-
? national Consumer Elec-
: tronics Show in Las Vegas.
: Tablet computers and oth-
: er gadgets have taken on
: many of the tasks once per-
: formed by PCs, and there
: are already signs that those
: devices — led by Apple
: Inc.'s iPad — are eating

Man along with planned i awayatPCsales.
releases this year of Thor and : ‘Intel and AMD are
Captain America. : responding with new chips

Marvel also promoted Tom
Brevoort, another longtime
- editor, to senior vice presi- -
dent of publishing.

Quesada lauded Alonso's
uncanny ability to shepherd
titles from simple idea to
printed product.

"For over a decade, Axel's
been instrumental in bringing

: designed to make people
: think twice before picking a
: tablet over a new PC. The
: néw chips won't dampen the
: success of tablets, but they
i will make traditional, low-
i cost computers more com-
:- petitive — by making them
: better at doing graphics-
; intensive tasks and playing
video.

The improvements that
Intel"and AMD make to
their prodticts are felt with:
eyery keystroke or click of a

and reinventing our biggest
characters like Spider-Man,
the X-Men, Wolverine and so
many more," Quesada said in .
a statement. "He's fought to ~
create unique imprints like

Marvel MAX while also mouse, even if most com-
bringing fresh new voices to _ puter buyers aren't paying
the Marvel family." attention to the intricacies

Alonso joined Marvel in
2000 as a senior editor and
helped oversee. critically laud-
ed runs of Amazing Spider-
Man and the X-Men, along
with revisioning western char-
~ acter Rawhide. He was pro-.
moted to vice president and
executive editor in 2010.

of chip design.

For example, people have
come to expect the benefits
of Moore's Law, even if they

: don't know the technical
: specifics underlying the pre-
: diction that computer
‘| processors’ performance will

y

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ber. It had been four years since an individual
month showed such an improvement.

In total, the nation recorded 1.55 million filings
in 2010, an increase of 8 percent from 2009 and a
far slower growth rate than the 32 percent jump
recorded in the year before and the 33 percent
jump the year before that.



double every two years. The

- processor, and put them on

“ soathe-comp uters:wor faster.



New computer chips help
PCs compete with tablets

INTERNATIO
BUSINESS



principle has guided the
industry for more than 40
years, and isa key reason
why computers have gotten -
smarter even as they've got-.
ten smaller.

One major change in chip
design that Moore's Law
enabled and consumers felt
came several years ago.
That's when Intel and AMD
took chips known as "mem-
ory controllers," which have
historically been separate
from 4 computer's main

the same piece of silicon as
the processor itself.

The controllers act as mid-
dlemen between the proces-
sor and a computer's mem-
ory. Shortening the distance
between the parts cuts the
amount of time they needed
to talk to €ach ‘other;helping lar:

A similar thing is happen-
ing in the new generation of
chips.

This time, Intel.and AMD
have thrown another feature
— graphics, which too had
historically been handled by
a separate chip — also onto
the same silicon as the com-
puter's main, general-pur-
pose processor.

And by coupling graphics
more tightly with a comput-
er's main processor, there's
another benefit besides
faster communication. The
power the parts need to talk
to each other is also
reduced, leading to longer
battery life.

Think of what's happen-
ing in chips like what's hap- .
pened with cell phones:
Technical innovations mean

TC e ea
Na
DESPITE

RISING
mt
Ua

DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

ner John Newton said the firm decided it did
not need to replace an attorney that left about a
year ago.

He said the economy in Tennessee, while still
challenging, appears to be more stable than oth-
er parts of the country. And he said many of the

.people who need relief from their debts have

more stuff can fit into a
smaller space. In the case of
computer
Moore's Law is driven by
the fact that transistors, the
tiny on-off switches that reg-
ulate the flow of data in
computer chips, keep get-
ting smaller. .

"It's a natural evolution
of integration,"
Peddie, who studies the
semiconductor industry as
president of Jon Peddie
Research. "We keep putting
more and more stuff into the
processor — now it's graph-
ics' turn to'get shoved into
the processor along with all
the stuff that previous gen-
erations have shoved in. The
big difference this time is
because of the processors'
smaller size,.the capability
of the graphics is signifi-.
cantly better."

With the current chips,

_cheap, low-end laptops are
largely poor at playing high-
quality video, a task too tax- ©
‘ing for the machines' under-
powered chips. Those lap-
tops, which also include 'so-
called "netbooks," will like-
ly benefit first from the new
chip designs, said Martin
Reynolds, a vice president
and research fellow at Gart-
ner Inc. who studies the
computer market.

Intel and AMD are using
different technical approach-
‘es, but the results are simi-

Consumers should

expect "snappiet opéfations
in anything involving pixel
movement,"
games to.editing photos and
video and pteparing Power-

Point and other visually rich

presentations, Peddie said.

But Peddie cautions that
even with the new chips, the
low-end computers will still
be too wéak for certain uses,
including graphics- “intensive
video games.

Still, the changes could .
eliminate the need for many
people to buy separate
graphics cards, which can
add.hundreds of dollars to
the price. of ‘a PC. The shift is
an opportunity for Intel and
AMD, which can charge
higher prices for chips that
have higher-quality graph-
ics capabilities built in. Intel
doesn't mind if people buy



A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7
percent in December took a pause Tues-
day as traders shrugged off a pickup in

factory orders and a sharp rise in month-’

ly sales from General Motors and Ford.

Stock indexes started out with gains
but mostly fell throughout the day, even
after a better-than-expected report on
factory orders for November. The Dow

Jones Industrial average of 30 large com- ’

pany shares wound up slightly higher.

Ryan Detrick, a senior analyst at Scha-_

effer's Investment Research, said
investors were holding off after a sharp
jump in stocks on Monday, the first trad-
ing day of 2011.

"We had a big start to the year yester-
day," Detrick said. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index lost 0.1 percent after
rising 1.1 percent the day before.

Thirteen states recorded an annual decline, main- '
ly in the South, with West Virginia leading the

way with a 10 percent drop in cases. The West,

processors,

said Jon

its "chipsets,"
tasks.

wh oe ad

from playing

Investors also received minutes from
the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting’

in December. Fed officials said signs of
economic growth weren't enough to cut
back its $600 billion bond-buying pro-
gram, which is aimed at encouraging
spending by keeping interest rates low.
Fed officials said more time was needed
before they would consider changing
their plans.

Automakers reported December and
year-end sales figures. General Motors
Co. rose 2.3 percent to $37.90 after
reporting that its sales of cars and trucks
in the U.S.-rose 6.3 percent last year.
Ford Motor Corp. gained 0.8 percent to
$17.38 after reporting that its sales rose
15 percent in 2010/

"These companies finally have the

right cost structure and all the players’

on board to make them profitable busi-
nesses," said Frank Ingarra, a portfolio
manager at Hennessy Funds. "The com-
panies that survived are benefiting from

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fewer graphics cards since it
doesn't sell them. Intel's
graphics have been built into
yet another
type of chip inside comput-
ers. They handle arange,of

The situation. is more d del-
icate for AMD, which does

. make the cards.
hopes that stealing’ even
small amounts of business
from Intel offsets any risks
to graphics-card sales.

The latest lines of chips
can be seen as a response to
‘the sudden popularity of
tablet PCs, starting with the
launch of the iPad last April.

Tablet. makers have
turned to such chip-makers
as Samsung Electronics Co.,
Texas Instruments Inc. and
Qualcomm Inc. Even Apple
now makes its own chips.
Their chips are built on a
different design and sip
power rather than gulp it —
a requirement of mobile
devices and a problem that
Intel and AMD have yet to

however, indicated ongoing growth in filings,
with numbers rising in places like Hawaii (22
percent), Utah (19 percent), California (19 per-
cent) and Arizona (18 percent).



(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

KEYNOTE SPEECH: In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, Intel CEO Paul
Otellini gives the keynote address at a conference in San Francisco.
Intel Corp. is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, after the market close.

crack. Intel and AMD are '
trying to address that prob-
lem by aping the sleek and
streamlined, approach that
has helped make tablets so
popular.
: 4. Tablets have: forced the
: PC’ ecosystem to be thin and
light," said Doug Freedman,
an analyst with Gleacher &
Co. "If they don't want to
lose market share, they're
going to have to design a
more efficient PC."

The new chips aren't like-
ly to upset the historically
steady breakdown between

“Intel and AMD. Intel sells
80 percent of the chips that
run on the so-called "x86"
standard for chip design,

- which is used in Windows
and Mac computers. AMD
has the remaining 20 per-
cent of the market.

But the new products

‘could help keep both com-

panies relevant in a tablet
era. After all, despite the
rise of tablets, they aren't
good for everything.

AMD

RALLY PAUSE:
Traders on the -
floor of the New
York Stock
Exchange Tues-
day, Jan. 4, 2011.

(AP Photo/
Richard Drew)



facing less competition."

The Dow rose 20.43 points, or 0.2 per-
cent, to end the day at 11,691.18. The
broader S&P 500 index dipped 1.69
points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,270.20.
The Nasdaq lost 10.27 points, or 0.4 per-
cent, to 2,681.25.

Grocery store chains. Supervalu Inc.,
Safeway Inc., and Whole Foods Market
Inc. each fell more than 3 percent-after a
round of analyst downgrades.

Alcoa Inc. jumped 4.6 percent to
$16.52 to lead the 30 stocks that make up
the Dow. McDonald's Corp. had the
largest fall, losing 3 percent to $74.31.

Treasury prices were mixed after the
Fed minutes were released. The yield on

’ the 10-year Treasury note, which moves

opposite its price, edged down to 3.33
percent from 3.34 percent late Monday.

Nearly two stocks fell for every one
that rose on the New York Stock
Exchange. Trading volume was 1.1 billion
shares.





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MACY'S TO ADD
725 JOBS 10
HELP WITH ITS

ONLINE GROWTH

CINCINNATI

Macy's Inc. plans to fill
about 725 new positions
over the next two years to
assist with the growth of its

online business, according to :

Associated Press.

Online sales have been of
increasing importance to
retailers as more and more

* people are deciding to shop
online due to the conve-
nience, as well as to take
advantage of discounts and
free shipping deals.

Macy's said its online sales

climbed about 29 percent in

the first 10 months of fiscal

2010. -

The retailer, which runs
bloomingdales.com and
macys.com, said Tuesday
that approximately 260 of
the jobs will be in New York
City. The positions will be
for macys.com and will con-
centrate on merchandising

‘and marketing.

Macy's.currently has
about 420 macys.com work-
ers in New York.

About 200 macys.com

positions will be added in
downtown San Francisco at
its site development and
operations facility. There
are currently more than 300
macys.com workers at the
location. :

Macy's systems and tech-
nology.group plans to add

approximately 150 jobs at its : companies expect them to keep -

Johns Creek campus in sub-
urban Atlanta, which would
boost that work force to
more than 1,200 people.

Bloomingdales.com
expects to add about 115
positions at its merchandis-
ing, marketing and opera-
tions facility in New York
City. It currently has about
200 workers there.

When accounting for full-
time, part-time and seasonal
help, the retailer anticipates
adding almost 3,500 jobs in
the next two years.

That includes Macy's pre-
vious announcement that it

is building a new $150 mil-
lion online fulfillment center, :

near Martinsburg, W. Va.,
and will hire '1,900 full- and
part-time employees there.
The company is also
expanding a fulfillment cen-
ter near Portland, Tenn.
Macy's has corporate
offices in Cincinnati and

New York. It runs about 850 :

department stores in 45 .
states, the District of
Columbia, Guam and Puer-
to Rico under the Macy's
and Bloomingdale's names.
The company also has four
Bloomingdale's outlet
stores.

NYC SEES RECORD
TOURISM IN 2010,
AFTER 2009 SLIP

SARA KUGLER
FRAZIER,
Associated Press
NEW YORK

New York City hosted a
record number of visitors in }
2010, a sign that the Big :

SPUTTERING BACK TO LIFE: Car companies expect sales to keep climbing this year. The photo shows an auto sale on Thursday, Dec. 30, :

i 2010 in Montpelier, Vt.



_ (AP Photo/Toby Talbot). :

US auto sales rise in 2010,

~ but remain below highs:

: DEE-ANN DURBIN,
? AP Auto Writers

: TOM KRISHER,

: AP Auto Writers

i DETROIT _

: U.S. auto sales sputtered
: back to life in 2010 and car

: climbing this year as the econ-
? omy recovers and buyers grow
:. more confident. ;

: With.sales of around 11.5
? million new cars and trucks,
2010 was still the second-worst
: year in almost three decades,
: after 2009. And car companies
? are starting to wonder if they
? will ever-reach the heights they

? saw in the early 2000s, when .

? credit was cheap, incentives
? were rampant and sales topped
: 17 million.

: Still, 2010 was a good year
? for Detroit's car companies.
: Ford Motor Co. sales rose 15
? percent and it grabbed market
share from rivals for the sec-
? ond year in a row. General
? Motors Co.'s sales rosé 6.3 per-
? cent while Chrysler climbed 17
? percent, an impressive rebound
? from 2009 when the two com-
? panies restructured in bank-
? ruptcy court.

: Other winners included
? South Korea's Hyundai, which
? notched récord sales.

? Toyota Motor Corp. contin-
: ued to struggle. Its sales were
: flat in 2010, a casualty of the
: company's tarnished safety
: record. Toyota has recalled
? more than 10 million vehicles
? since late 2009 for various

? issues, including sticky gas ped- -

i als.



! WASHINGTON

: The government’ says car companies
: paid $9.1 million in fines last year ‘for
: failing to comply with federal fuel effi+

: ciency requirements.

Six companies had to pay fines to the

Dil settles below $90 as

Apple's tourism industry is :

bouncing back after a decline in :

tourists the previous year when
travelers everywhere tightened

sion.

? NEW YORK

Mayor Michael Bloomberg }

said 48.7 million people visited :
New York last year, surpassing :
the city's 2008 record of 47 mil- :
lion. The increase shows the :
city's travel industry may be :

numbers slipped in 2009 for the
first time since 2001.

New York saw a 7 percent

Officials said 39 million visitors :
were from the U.S. and 9.7 mil- :
lion were from abroad; both }

numbers are records.

Tourism is New York City's

fifth-largest industry — it con-

tributed about $31 billion in :

direct. spending to the econo-
my last year. Bloomberg also

said the industry employed :
record numbers of New York- :

way attendance this season was }
up 3.8 percent over last season. :

New York City was less impact- }
ed by the national recession :
than other cities," Bloomberg :
said in a statement, "and it con- :



GM expects sales in the 13-
million. range in 2011, which
would be back up to the level
the U.S. saw in 2008. Eventual-
ly, sales will creep back up to 15
or 16 million, but not much
higher, said Don Johnson, vice
president of GM U.S. sales.

Car companies have down-
sized and they're producing
fewer vehicles, so they don't
have to resort to costly incen-
tives in order to clear out inven-
tory. Big incentives — like the
employee pricing for everyone
program in the summer of 2005

— were one reason buyers

flocked to dealerships.

Also, buyers have been
spooked by falling home prices
and stubbornly high unem-
ployment. But the economy is
improving, and car companies
are more confident about 2011.

GM sold 2.2 million vehicles -
in 2010, nearly 131,000 more ©

than the prior, year, even
though it got rid of four brands
to focus on Chevrolet, Buick,
Cadillac and GMC.

The company's December
sales rose 7.5 percent because
of hot sellers such as the
Chevrolet Equinox, a smaller
SUV that seats five people.

- Equinox sales rose 80 percent.

Ford's sales rose thanks to

‘ strong demand for its pickups,

as construction companies and
other small businesses began
buying trucks again. The F-150
pickup was the best-selling
vehicle in the U.S. last year.
Ford sold 1.9 million cars and
trucks and stole customers from
rivals including GM and Toy-
ota. Ford said 2010 was the sec-

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration. Jaguat-Land Rover paid the
largest fine of $3.2 million. Mercedes- °
Benz paid $2.9 million; Porsche, $1.5 mil-
lion; and Maserati, nearly $1 million. Fer-
rari was fined almost $500,000 and Fiat
paid about $11,000.

Mmonthiong rally Sputters

their budgets amid the reces- :

Oil prices dropped Tuesday after climbing above a 26-month
high, as investors wondered if the price of crude has climbed too
: high, too fast, according to Associated Press.

Benchmark oil for February lost $2.17 — more than 2 percent
: — to settle at $89.38 a barrel on the New York Mercantile

back on tide ater touts : Exchange after hitting $92.07 a barrel earlier in the day. It

i last settled above $92 on Oct. 3, 2008, when it reached $93.88.

: nomic recovery."

After weeks of mostly positive global economic news, the
4 in visit 2009, : price of oil has risen over the past month from about $88 a bar-
when there ete Ss “million : rel. "Everybody has been so bullish on 2011 ... the mentality has
i just been buy it, buy it, buy it," said Tom Bentz, analyst at BNP
Paribas Commodity Futures. "The question everyone has is how

much further do we have to gd before we start stunting the eco-

Tradition Energy analyst Gene McGillian said he believes

: momentum will continue to carry oil prices toward a range of

$95 to $100 a barrel. "What you're starting to see is that we

i might have gotten a bit over-extended, so more vulnerable to

: profit taking," he said.

? tle lower.

: rencies when the dollar rises.

McGillian believes traders will closely watch stock markets

: for cues about consumer sentiment. Wall Street was mixed on

hae oe oe os in oe i Tuesday after stocks rallied Monday to open the trading year.
Ospitality industry ‘ast year. A: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 15 points in
high of 25.7 million hotel room :

nights were sold, while Broad- | afternoon trading. The NASDAQ and the S&P 500 were a lit-
A stronger dollar pushed down oil and other energy prices.
"The strength of our tourism Commodities like oil, which are priced in dollars, become
: more expensive and less appealing to buyers using other cur-

industry is one of the reasons :
In other Nymex trading in January contracts, heating oil fell
: 4.63 cents to settle at $2.5065 a gallon and gasoline lost 1.33
cents to settle at $2.4140 per gallon. February natural gas lost

tinues to be one of the reasons : 1.9 cents to settle at $4.650 per 1,000 cubic feet.
we're growing faster than other :

cities today."

In London, Brent crude dropped $1.31 to settle at $93.53 a
barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

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GETTING INTO GEAR: Auto sales revived last year. In the photo isa :

a car showroom in Montpelier, Vt.

ond year in a row it gained U.S.
market share, its first back-to-
back increase since 1993.
December sales rose 3 percent,
though, in part because of a 40-
percent reduction in low-profit

‘sales to rental-car companies.

Chrysler Group LLC sold 1.1
million vehicles in 2010. Much
of the increase early in the year

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| came from sales to rental-car

companies, but new vehicles

fueled growth later. Sales of the :

new Jeep Grand Cherokee
were three times higher in

December than they were in :
the same month a year earlier: :

December sales for all of
Chrysler's brands rose 16 per-
cent.

The penalties were established to make :
sure that vehicles meet basic gas mileage :
standards. Some makers of luxury vehi- :
cles consider the fines to be the cost of :
doing business.

Car companies paid penalties of $13.3 :

million in 2009 and $37 million in 2008.

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot) :

UNEMPLOYMENT
_ RISES IN TWO-THIRDS
OF METRO AREAS

: CHRISTOPHER S.

: RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer
: WASHINGTON

; Unemployment rates rose

? in more than two-thirds of the
? nation's largest metro areas in
: November, a sharp reversal

: from the previous month and

: the most since June.

: The Labor Department said

i Tuesday that unemployment

: rates rose in 258 of the 372

: largest cities, fell in 88 and

? remained the same in 26.

: That's worse than the previ-
? ous month, when rates fell in

; 200 areas and rose in 108.

i The economy is strengthen-
: ing, but employers have been
: reluctant to create jobs. Hir-

: ing will pick up in 2011, but

? not enough to significantly

: lower the unemployment rate,
? economists forecast.

: Metro areas in states with

: the weakest housing markets,
? such as California, Nevada,

: Florida and Georgia, are see-
: ing ongoing increases in

: unemployment. Las Vegas,

: Atlanta, San Francisco and

? Miami all saw their rates rise.
? Construction jobs haven't

: returned. Real estate agents

: and mortgage broker posi-

: tions have also disappeared.

: "The areas really affected

i by the housing bust have yet

? to come back," said Jim Dif-

: fley, a regional economist at

? IHS Global Insight. ;
i. Nationwide, the unemploy-
? ment rate rose in November

? to 9.8 percent from 9.6 per-

? cent the previous month,

? according to a report last

? month from the Labor

: Department. The metro data .
: lags behind the national data

i by several weeks.

Harvests

: Unlike the national report,

: the metro figures aren't sea-

? sonally adjusted to account

: for trends such as the hiring of

? agricultural workers for fall

: harvests, or the layoff of tem-

: porary retail employees after

:. the winter holidays. That

: makes the data more volatile

: from month to month. In

? some hard-hit areas, many

: laid-off workers are giving up

? searches. Fourteen metro. —

? areas in Michigan reported

? lower unemployment rates —

: six of which were among the

? 10 sharpest drops in Novem-

: ber. That included Detroit,

? where the rate fell to.12 per-

:? cent from 13.3 percent. But

: thirteen of them also said that

: fewer people are employed or

? looking for work. Once the

? unemployed stop hunting for

: jobs, the government no

?. longer counts them as unem-

? ployed.

: ' Detroit's work force

: dropped by 36,500 in Novem-

: ber, or 1.7 percent. Ann

: Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint

? and Lansing all saw smaller

: drops. "That is not a good

: sign," said Sophia Koropeck-

i yj, managing director for

? Moody's Analytics. "It means

that people are giving up and —

could be leaving the state."
Bismarck, N.D. recorded

? the lowest unemployment

i rate, with 3.3 percent, fol-

? lowed by Fargo, N.D. and

: Lincoln, Neb. at 3.5 percent .
each.

N.I. Contribution Changes

effective January 1, 2011

Po

Effective January 1, 2011, the insurable wage ceiling
for National Insurance contributions has changed
from $400 to $500 per week/$1,733 to $2,167 per
month. All persons earning more than $400 per
week will see an increase in their deductions
starting the first pay period in January.

Following is a sample of the new contribution rates.
More detailed rates may be found in the
Contribution Rates table at nib-bahamas.com.

Weekly Paid Employed Persons

insurable
Wages jEmployee | Employer

$15.60
|__4s0_| ass | 2655 |

450

Monthly Paid Employed Persons

Insurable

Wages | Employee

Employer

Total

$39.20
44.10
49.00



Pensionable Civil Servants (January to *June 2011)

insurable ;
Wages |Employee | Employer) Total

135.47

* From duly 1, 2011, contributions for Pensionable Civil
Servants will be paid the same fixed ceiling as other
employed persons

All *Self-Employed Persons

nsurable | Contributions

1

Payable
$152.50

176.00
190.70

*The contribution rate for self-employed persons in

Total
$169.83



Class A has increased to 8.8%; they now pay more and
get more. They, like self-employed persons in Class B,
are now covered for Industrial benefits.



PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011




EUROZONE |
INFLATION
ABOVE BANK.
TARGET IN
DECEMBER

PAN PYLAS,
AP Business Writer
LONDON

Consumer prices in the
16. countries that used the
euro at the end of 2010
rose by their'largest
amount for over two years
during December, and .
inflation is now running
above the European Cen-
tral Bank's target, official
figures showed Tuesday.

Eurostat, the EU's statis- :

tics office, said consumer’
price inflation jumped 2.2
’ percent in the year to

December, its. highest level.

since October 2008. The
increase from November's
1.9 percent rate was
markedly ahead of expec-
tations — the consensus in
the markets was for a far
more modest.increase to 2
percent.

A more detailed break-
down of the figures will be
* published later this month,
‘but all indications are that
higher energy and com- -
modity costs are likely to
have been behind the big-
ger than anticipated
increase.

Above

Whatever reason lies
behind the rise, Decem-
ber's rate means inflation
in the eurozone ended
2010 above the central:

‘bank's target of keeping
inflation "below, but close
to" 2 percent for the first

time-since November 2008.

That is likely to stoke
fears at the central bank
that inflationary pressures
are increasing in the euro-
zone at a time when a
number of countries are
embarking on deep auster-
ity programs in an-attempt
to appease the bond mar-

handle on their debt bur-

dens. The ECB meets next

week to decide on interest
rates. Under more normal

in December could well
generate jitters that an
interest rate increase
would be.in the offing.
But given that many
eurozone countries are

. ducing spending cuts and’
tax increases..the unani-
mous view among ECB

watchers is that-the central-

bank will keep its main
interest rate unchanged at
the record low of 1 per-
cent.

"Given ongoing tensions
in the sovereign debt mar-
kets, the ECB is unlikely to
feel any immediate pres-
sure to hike rates," said.
Frederik Ducrozet, euro-
zone economist at Credit
Agricole. The eurozone
expanded to 17 countries
on Jan 1. when Estonia
joined the single setae
bloc.



: JANE WARDELL,
:; AP Business Writer
: LONDON |

Britons are being siugged

? with a sales tax hike that is
_} increasing the price of every-
: thing from beer to clothing
: from Tuesday — a down-
: beat start to a year that
} many economists warn
: could feel rougher than the
i recent recession. | ; |

Prime Minister David

_. | Cameron's government said
’ | the rise in so-called value

: added tax is "tough but nec- ~
: essary"
: Britain's massive deficit. -
: But the opposition argues”
i it puts the economic recav-
| ery at risk just as the country

i is struggling to get-back on

: its feet.

to bring down

The center-right Consere

i ative-led coalition govern- |
- } ment lifted VAT from 17.5
? percent to 20 percent in a
: bid to raise an extra 13 bil- _
0 : lion pounds ($20.25) for the. _
- kets that they are getting a’: “country's coffers this year.
:. The increase spearheads a .
: raft of painful measures to
: tackle the runaway deficit,
é I : including widespread gov-
circumstances, the increase : ernment spending cuts on
: services like welfare and a
; rise in the retirement age.
: Unemployment is forecast .
: to soar, house prices to fall
: further and inflation to rise
} S ar : —asour New Year's cock-
barely growing while intro- : tail for Britons who have
-? barely had time to celebrate
i the end of a deep recession a
: year ago. The increase in
+ VAT affects a vast swathe
: of goods and services from
: fuel to mobile phone calls.
: The British Beer & Pub
: ‘Association said it will push
: the average cost of.a pint of
i beer through the 3 pound
: barrier ($4.70) for the first
: time.

There are exemptions to

i the tax, including most food,
: children's clothing and
: footwear and books. Other
? goods and services, includ-
: ing domestic heating fuel,
i : electricity, and children's car

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given. that CYNTHIA JOSEPH: of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079,. NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying ‘to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a

citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship; P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NADIA FERNAND of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that. any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should’send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.









Britons slammed with
sales tax to start new year

\

i (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert), !
} SALES TAX: British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a final media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday; Dec. 17, 2010,
: European Union leaders are changing the treaty that underpins the bloc to make room for a huge new rescue system for countries that get :
:-into.debt trouble | in:the long term. yeu they’aren it ready to beef uP the bailout fund they have in place today.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) :

SALE SIGNS: Shoppers are seen as they pass sale signs in Oxford Street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. :
Britain’s Conservative party Chancellor George Osborne has defended the VAT increase from 17.5% to 20%, :
saying it could boost employment and was better than raising income tax, the rise which was enabled Tues- :

day.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

HOLDING BACK: A perfume store advertises it will hold back the Value Added Tax rise that takes effect :

Tuesday in Oxford Street in London, Jan. 4, 2011. Britain’s ConServative party Chancellor George : -
Osborne has defended the VAT increase from 47. 5% to 20%, saying it could boost employment and was noo sola: ea

better than raising income tax, the rise which was enabled Tuesday

seats have VAT applied at a
lower rate.

Many shoppers are also -

believed to have beaten the
rise by buying big-ticket
items in the New Year sales

over the past few days

before the new rate came
into effect. i‘

The VAT rise will. cost
each household around 520
pounds ($810) a year,
according to price compari-
son website Kelkoo:

"Economic activity is seen
slowing appreciably in the
first half of 2011," said IHS
Global Insight economist
Howard Archer. "Some.
temporary growth drivers
will wane while the econo-
my faces the fiscal squeeze
increasingly kicking in as
well as an uncertain plobal
growth outlook."

Treasury chief George
orn said the VAT rise

“the least damaging
way? to tackle the budget
deficit, which reached a
record 23.3 billion pounds
in November, the latest data
available. At that pace, the
deficit could total 155 bil-
lion pounds by the end of
the financial year, more than

7 billion pounds above gov-
ernment forecasts.

"I think it is a reasonable
rate to set, given the very
difficult situation we find
ourselves in," Osborne told
BBC radio. "The VAT rise
is a tough but necessary step
towards Britain's economic
recovery. If you don't want
to raise VAT, you have got
to do something else."

But retailers and have
warned the move will likely
depress consumer spending.
The Centre for Retail
Research estimates that
retail sales will be cut by as
much as 2.2 billion pounds
in the first quarter ‘of 2011
alone and a survey by the

Federation of Small Busi-

nesses found that more than
two-thirds of small firms are
expecting the rise to dam-
age their businesses. There
are also fears it will fuel
inflation and put upward
pressure on wage negotia-
tions. ,

All at a time when the
coalition is imposing public
spending cuts of up to 80 bil-
lion pounds. Ed Miliband,
the leader of the opposition
Labour Party, said the VAT

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HARSH WINTER
_ PUSHES GERMAN
JOBLESS ABOVE
THREE MILLION

MELISSA EDDY,
Associated Press
; BERLIN

A freezing start to the

: winter pushed unemploy-

ment in Germany back

: above 3 million in Decem-
‘ber, but Europe's biggest

? economy still ended 2010

i with far fewer people out

: of work.than at the start of
: the year, official figures

showed Tuesday. 4
The Federal Labor

: Agency revealed 85,000

: people joined the.ranks of

: the unemployed in Decem-
: ber, taking the total out of

i work to 3.016 million — it

: only fell below that level in
? October for the first time

: in two years .

The increase was largely 7

attributed to the early
: onset of freezing tempera-
: tures and snow.

December's increase

: raised the jobless rate by

0.2 percentage points to 7.2
: percent.
Despite the December

: increase, unemployment is

is

$ | rebounded strongly i in.2010
_.as increasing exports in a
a: : ‘Tecovering global economy



: still 260,000 lower than in °

the same month of 2009.
And over the year, 3.244
million Germans registered
for unemployment bene-
fits, 179,000 fewer than in
: 2009. -

"The December num-
: bers bring to an.end a year

: that exceeded even the

; most audacious expecta-
: tions,"
: Ursula-von der Leyen told
: reporters. "Nearly all

i experts predicted a sharp

: rise in the number of

7 ; unemployed."

Labor Minister

Rebounded-

The German economy its

: have been accompanied by

i signs of improving domes-

tic demand.
The hope is that the eco-

: nomic recovery will contin-
? ue to gather pace in the
coming year especially as

business confidence ended
2010 on a high, in contrast
to many economists'
expectations.

German Economy Min-

: ister Rainer Bruederle wel-
: comed the 2010 jobless ~

: numbers as proof of solid

: growth.

"The past year on the

| job market was a success,’

: Bruederle said in a state-

: ment. "The strong growth |

: helped employment to

: reach a historic high, dri-
: ving the number of jobless

below the 3 million mark."
Notvall predictions are so
rosy though.
Analysts at the DIW

? economic institute have a

: for 2011, insisting that the

rise was "the wrong tax at
the wrong time" and the :
start of the coalition's :

"squeeze" on families.
"They. will-be taxing you

fill up your car," he said,

at the start of campaigning :

. with higher VAT when you ;

‘tapping into Britons' fears | :

for a special election for a }

House of Commons district

next week that marks.the :

first major political test of :
2011. "They will be taxing ?

you when you phone home }

on your mobile. They will’:
be taxing you higher when Po

you go out and get a cup of }

coffee, and when you pick }
up a DVD for the kids on :
the way home they will be

taxing you."

The Labour Party esti- :
mates the hike will lead to :
the loss of 250,000 private :
sector jobs, compared to a ;
loss of 75,000 jobs under the :

rise in national insurance : .

payments it preferred.

But Osborne maintained :
that an alternative like a rise :

in national insurance levies,

paid by employees and

employers on earnings,

would have hit poorer fami- }

lies even harder.

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Zapatero says
Spain's 2010

eficit down

INTERNATION
BUSINESS

CIARAN GILES,
Associated Press
MADRID



Spain's efforts to reduce
its swollen deficit have gone
better than expected in 2010,
Prime Minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero said
Tuesday.

Speaking on Onda Cero
radio, Zapatero added that
Spain's deficit at 6 percent in
2011 would be "slightly
above the EU average."

_ As the country struggles
after nearly two years of
recession, the government
is battling to slash a deficit
from 11.2 percent of gross
domestic product in 2009 to —
within the European Union

(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)



limit of 3 percent by 2013.

' After a series of austerity
measures, the objective was
to get it down to 9.3 percent
in 2010, and Zapatero indi-
cated the final deficit figure
would be slightly better.

"T can confirm that we are.
going to be a little bit better
than expected in the deficit
reduction," Zapatero said,
although he did not give a
precise figure for the year.

He spoke as the Labor
Ministry announced that the
number of people filing
claims for unemployment

DEFICIT DOWN: Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
chairs’a government meeting at the Parliament in’ Madrid on Wednes-
day; Dec. 15, 2010. Ratings agency Moody’s on Wednesday warned
it may downgrade Spain’s debt because the government is vulnera-
ble to a borrowing crunch next year, when the recapitalization of
weak banks could prove more costly than expected for public finances.

Commenting on the report in Parliament, Finance Minister Elena

Salgado said she “hopes that before three months we can provide sut-
ficient arguments to make that negative piespect positive.”

between 1996 and 1999,



Seema | (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
TIME OF CRISIS: Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders speaks: with the media as he arrives for
a eurogroup meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. European nations -
were under pressure to commit more money to help stabilize the euro, as finance ministers gathered
in Brussels to find ways to fight the debt crisis that has rocked the currency bloc. Reynders said over
the weekend that eurozone countries should increase the current euro750 billion (US dollars 1 trillion)
bailout fund now, rather than wait until the creation of a permanent stability mechanle planned for
2013.

after rising for four straight
months. The ministry said
the number dropped by
10,221, the biggest reduction
for December since 2000.

"Since 2004, there hasn't .

been,a decrease in Decem-
ber and Desides some years

unemployment claims nor-
mally go up in December so
if they go down, it's good
unemployment news," Zap-
atero told the radio.

But the decrease left a
record 4.1 million people

still claiming benefits. Zap-
atero said he was confident
there would be more job
creation next year.

Spain's overall jobless
number, including those
whose benefits have run out,

stood at 19.8 percent in the ,

third quarter, downs slightly
from the second quarter but
still the worst rate in the
eurozone.

Zapatero has said it will
take Spain five years to
repair the economic damage

sis and the collapse of the -
country's key real estate sec-
tor. The economy grew
slightly in the first two quar-
ters and was flat in the third
one. The government says —
it expects it to grow again in
the fourth quarter.

benefits fell in December

caused by Europe's debt cri-

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Japan PM Calls for opening up country, tax debate

JAY ALABASTER,
Associated Press
TOKYO

The Japanese prime minister wants 2011 to -

be the year Japan opens up to rest of the wor!d
and called Tuesday for debate on raising the
sales tax to prop up ailing finances as the coun-
try's population shrinks and ages.

To revive its struggling economy, Japan needs
to embrace free trade and reform its protected
farming sector, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in
a nationally televised press conference to set his
agenda for the new year.

"T want this to be Year One of opening up
the country" in the modern era, Kan said.

Japan is facing increasing competition from
regional rivals like China, which overtook it to
become the world's No. 2 economy, and South
Korea, which is ahead of Japan in terms of free

trade deals. Tokyo is considering whether to join

a U.S.-backed free-trade zone called the Trans- -

Pacific Partnership that nine countries are nego-
tiating. Business leaders say Japan must join the

TPP or suffer a competitive disadvantage, but:

farmers are opposed amid worries that cheaper
imports would ruin them.

In office since June, Kan also raised the possi-
bility of increasing the 5 percent sales tax to
shore up the country's finances given its mas-
sive national debt, nearly double the country's
GDP, and spending on social programs.

Still, the move is a political risk. Kan disas-
trously suggested raising Japan's sales tax to as

high as 10 percent just before July's parliamentary

elections, contributing to the ruling Democratic
Party losing control of the upper house, a recipe
for political gridlock.

"The need for a discussion about social welfare
and the resources required, including tax reforth

and raising the consumption tax, is clear,to every-
one," he said.

Kan said he hoped to draw up a general finan-
cial plan by June. He has already announced
plans to cut the country's corporate tax rate by 5
percentage points to 35 percent in a bid to help
businesses stay competitive and lure investment.

Japan's economy is entering its third decade of
stagnation. Last month, the Cabinet approved a
record 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) draft bud-
get aimed at creating jobs and reviving growth.

At the same time, the country faces a looming
demographic squeeze, as young people wait
longer to get married and have fewer children.
Last year, its population fell by a record number,
while Japanese aged 65 and older now make up
about a quarter of the country's current popula-
tion — a figure expected to rise to 40 percent by
2050. Kan also said he will try to balance Japan's
commitment to hosting U.S. troops with light-

ening the load on Okinawa, where over half of
the 47,000 U.S. military in the country are based
under a security pact.

’ He hinted he may attempt to shift some troops

. elsewhere in the country, which can be dangerous
- politically — the previous prime minister was

forced to step down after he made a promise to
do so and failed to deliver.

"This is a problem that we must consider from
the perspective of Japan as a whole. I want to try
to reduce the burden on Okinawa as much as
possible," he said.

Kan requested cooperation from his political
opponents, saying the public has been disap-
pointed by political squabbling that has para-
lyzed parliament.

He also called for the eradication of "money
politics," a reference to the series of scandals
that have plagued Japanese pennaans over the
years.



A look at economic developments around the globe
The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A look at economic develop-
ments and activity in major stock markets around the world
Tuesday:

LONDON — In London, stocks surged as investors
returned from the three-day weekend to be confronted with
big gains around the world following a stream of positive
manufacturing data, particularly out of the U.S.

The FTSE 100.ended up 1.9 percent. Elsewhere in Europe,
Germany's DAX closed down 0.2 percent, while the CAC- 40
| in France rose 0.4 percent.

TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock aver-
age closed up 1.7 percent at a seven-month high, while South
Korea's Kospi advanced 0.7 percent and Hong Kong's Hang
Seng index added 1 percent. China's benchmark Shanghai
Composite Index rose 1.6 percent.

LONDON — Consumer prices in the 16 countries that
used the euro at the end of 2010 rose by their largest amount

GLOBAL ECONOMIC NEWS

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in over two years during December. Inflation is now running
above the European Central Bank's target.

LONDON — Britons are being slugged with a sales tax hike
that is increasing the price of everything from beer to clothing

— a downbeat start to a year that many economists warn

could feel rougher than the recent recession.

BERLIN — A freezing start to the winter pushed unem-
ployment in Germany back above 3 million in December,
but Europe's biggest economy still ended 2010 with far fewer
people out of work than at the start of the year. Germany's
jobless rate rose 0.2 percéntage points to 7.2 percent in Decem-
ber.

MADRID — Spain's efforts to reduce its swollen deficit
went better than expected in 2010, the prime minister said.



TAIPEI, Taiwan — American mobile chip maker Qual-
comm Inc. will build a $1 billion factory in Taiwan to produce
display panels used in mobile phones and electronic readers,

Taiwan's government said.

\

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam earned an estimated record

high of $2 billion for its shrimp exports last year, an industry
_ group said.

Vietnamese exports rose because of the Gulf Coast oil spill,

smaller shrimp yields from widespread disease outbreaks and
heat waves, along with the world's growing demand for shrimp.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Iran's decision to stop up to 2,500

fuel trucks at its border with Afghanistan is tantamount to an,
"embargo," an Afghan commerce official said. Others warned
the move could leave millions of Afghans shivering as winter
rolls in.

VATICAN CITY —A Vatican cardinal backed off the
Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops, saying farm-
ers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign
multinationals for their seeds.











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Fed minutes

Economy needs
bond-buying
programme

JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Federal Reserve officials
_ Stuck with the pace of their
$600 billion Treasury bond-
buying program last month
because the economy wasn't
improving fast enough to
make a noticeable dent in
unemployment. .
Spending by consumers and
businesses had improved
heading into the final month
of 2010, and Congress was on
the verge of enacting a tax-
' cut package that would bol-
ster the economy, Fed offi-
cials said. That made them
more confident the economic
recovery would gain momen- |
tum, according to minutes of
the Fed's closed door meet-
ing on Dec. 14.

Risks still loomed, the min-
utes said, particularly a weak
~ housing market and spending
cuts and layoffs from state
and local governments. So the
Fed voted 10-1 to stick with its
plan to buy the bonds through
June to try to lower interest
rates, spur spending and lift
stock prices.

Still, with the economy
gaining strength, the risks of
deflation have "receded
somewhat over recent
months," the Fed minutes
said. Deflation is a wide-

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spread drop in prices, wages
and in the values of homes
and stocks. A fear of defla-
tion was one reason the Fed
launched the bond-buying
program.

With unemployment high
and factories still operating
well below capacity, "slack"
‘in the economy will keep a lid
on inflation, Fed officials said.
Businesses have limited abili-

ty to increase the prices they’

charge to customers, they
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buying program in the months
ahead. The Fed left open the
door to buying less if the
economy strengthens more
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. didn't identify who those offi-
cials were. The minutes usu-
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of the Fed's closed-door. |

deliberations, rather than
specifics on views of individ-
ual Fed officials.

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policymakers have varying
views of where the economy
is going. A few said they
expected better economic
growth in 2011 than first
thought. Others noted the
risks: a large supply of unsold
homes, banking and financial
strains in Europe and pres-
sure on state and local gov-
ernments to balance their
budgets. Those differences in
opinion would make it diffi-

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wage gains, the minutes said.

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officials cited include:
investors’ belief that the Fed
will end up buying less than
the full $600 billion in gov-
ernment bonds, and the
impact of the tax-cut package,
which not only would boost
economic growth but also
increase the size of the fed-
eral government's budget
deficit. The yield on the 10-
year Treasury note now
stands at 3.35 percent, up
from 2.48 percent after the
Fed announced the program
in early November. Fed offi-

‘cials argued that those yields

not for the Fed's bond-buy-
ing program, according to the
minutes..

Paul Ashworth, economist
at Capital Economics, pre-
dicted the Fed will buy all of
the $600 billion worth of gov-
ernment bonds by the end of -
June as currently scheduled.
"Despite signs the U.S. eco-
nomic outlook was improv-
ing, Fed officials were in no
rush to scale back" the pro-
gram, he said. Ashworth and
other economists said noth-.-
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at any change of course. The

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would have risen even more if

actory orders rise 0.7
percent in

November

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON ,

Businesses ordered more factory goods in November,
responding to stronger consumer demand for household
appliances, computers, and furniture.

The Commerce Department says that total orders
increased 0.7 percent in November. That follows a 0.7.per-
cent drop in October.

The overall figure was pulled down by a drop in volatile
transportation orders. Excluding aircraft and autos, orders.
rose 2.4 percent — the largest jump for that category in
eight months.

The November increase left total orders at $424.5 bil-
lion. Economists consider that a healthy range for manu-
facturing activity. It's 20.4 percent above the recession low,
hit in March 2009.

Manufacturing activity has expanded in every month
since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Analysts
said November's increase in factory orders should translate ©
into further gains in production in 2011.

Consumers are Coming off the busiest holiday shopping
season in four years. Businesses are anticipating stronger
economic activity to continue this year, helped by a tax cut
that will put more money in consumers pockets.

Aircraft

Overall, orders for long-lasting goods dropped 0.3 percent.
But the decline was heavily influenced by a 50.6 percent
plunge in orders for commercial aircraft. Most big-ticket con-
sumer goods showed gains.

Household appliances increased 3.8 in November. Furni-
ture orders rose 4.2 percent. And demand for computers
jumped 13.5 percent.

Consumer strength was also apparent in the 1.7 percent
rise in nondurable goods. Food, gasoline and clothing all
showed gains in November.

Companies also contributed to the rising demand for
manufactured goods. A key category that is considered a
good proxy for business expansion rose 2.6 percent. Invest-
ment in equipment and software has been growing at dou-

ble-digit rates over the past year, one of the brightest areas
of the economy. One area of weakness in November was
declining demand for autos. Still, through the first 11 months
of last year, orders for cars and trucks are up more than 12
percent from the same period in 2009,
- General Motors said Tuesday that U.S. sales rose 6.3
percent last year. New models helped the company make a
comeback from its 2009 bankruptcy. GM was the first major
auto company to report year-end sales on Tuesday.

Demand for iron and steel rose a sharp 21.7 percent, the
raw materials for a raft of goods. That suggests factories are
gearing up to produce more autos and appliances in the
months ahead.

In the machinery category, demand for mining, oil and gas
drilling equipment surged 40.3 percent. That reflects high-
er energy prices which have spurred exploration in both
the United States and abroad.

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appy New Year,
Bahamas! May 2011
_ di be the beginning of
a decade of progress that
will benefit our children
and grandchildren for gen-

erations to come.

January is one of the great garden-
ing months on the Bahamian calen-
dar. We should be reaping our select-
ed crops in abundance and sowing
their successors so we have.a state of
plenty for a long time. Three-month
crops such as tomatoes should be
sown successively ‘every month to
keep the supply going. Long-lasting
plants like peppers and eggplant
should be kept well fertilised so they
are encouraged to maintain their pro-
ductivity.

There is a great interest in healthy
greens these days, with many people
making up their own salads from the
garden. I have a mixture called
mesclun that contains arugula, endive,
red kale, red romaine, green romaine,
salad bowl lettuce and Lolla Rossa
lettuce. Whenever I need a salad I
scissor a selection and then all I need
is vinaigrette dressing. One problem is
that the arugula is dominating and
tends to get even stronger when they
age’even a little bit.

It might be-better to grow a selec-

tion of leaf lettuces along with a sep-



arate patch of arugula so the arugula
can be omitted when pepperiness is
not required. There are many leaf let-
tuces available and I lik® the frizzy
abundance of Salad Bowl lettuce, but
I also always have Simpsons Black-
Seeded as the mainstay because it

- tastes so good. Bibb lettuce does very
well during our winter months. Ice-
berg type lettuces tend to become bit-
ter unless cropped very early but
there are a few varieties that are
labeled ‘tropical’ and should remain
sweeter longer.

January is a great time to sow
onions because they respond to
lengthening days. You can choose
between sets (small onions that have
been pulled and their roots trimmed)

and seeds. Sets produce faster, of

course, but seeds give you a greater
range of varieties. Basically there are
white, yellow, and red onions. Some
are produced for cooking and are
strong while others are for salads and
are mild. Choose which you need and
give ‘em a go.

‘January is great for planting pota-
toes too. For these you need a good
depth of soil — at least 12 inches — and
sandy soil is best. Instead of seed you
will have to depend on ‘eyes’ from
store-bought potatoes. Cut the pota-



















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toes so each segment has a couple of
eyes and dip them into a solution of
bleach and water, about 1:10. Allow
them to dry and plant them eyes up in
your hole that has been half refilled.
Cover them with a trowel of soil and
do this every few days as the green
shoots break the surface. :
Potatoes — usually called Irish pota-
toes in The Bahamas — grow. roots
from the bottom of the cut wedge and
produce tubers between where you
have planted the wedge up to the sur-

face. You may have to mound the soil
around the base of your plants to pre-
vent light reaching the potatoes and
turning them green — and poisonous.
The potatoes should be ready to dig
up once the flowers and foliage have
died off.:The best you have ever tast-
ed, whatever their size. Those finger-
ling and Yukon potatoes are more
expensive than the regular whites and
reds so why not try them.

Once your Christmas festivities are
over you may not want poinsettias
around the house any more. Trans-
plant them to pots at least twice the

- linear dimensions of the ones they

came in and introduce them to the
outside gradually. This is called hard-
ening and means you let them see a
little more sun each day until they
can take full sun, a period of about a
week to ten days. Cloudy days are
great for giving them a whole morning
or whole afternoon. Start with half



an hour of sunlight in, preferably, a
dappled shade. Water the poinsettias
well during the hardening process.
‘Once the plants are happy in a
day’s full sun you can treat them like
any other potted ornamentals until .
Easter. By then they will start to fade
and look ragged. Prune them back by
one-third and plant them in the gar-
den, well away from any source of
artificial light such as porch and street
lights. Prune again in July and then
leave well alone until Easter 2012.
Pruning after July might cut away
stems containing flowering impetus

* material. Your poinsettias of one

Christmas will be four to six times
the size the next Christmas.



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ENTERTAINMENT

Beauty & Brains come
in small packages |

By RAQUEL HART

. ubbly! Brilliant! Beauti-
ful! These are just but a
few words that describe °
the new Little Miss Grand

Bahama 2010-11 Zoe Brown.

Zoe an eighth grade honour roll stu-
dent at Sunland Baptist Academy exudes
confidence, personality and individual style
that lights up any room and of course the
stage.

Supportive parents, Paul.and Kim
Brown, stated that from birth Zoe was
different. She walked and talked earlier
than her other-siblings. Make no mistake;
Zoe is also supported by her siblings who
were her chauffeur, speech coach, tick-
ets sales team among many others. Her
win was a family victory as-aunts and
friends all came together, to ensure she
captured the crown.

How did the journey begin for Zoe and
family to Little Miss Grand Bahama?
Kim’s niece had heard about the pageant
and'suggested Zoe participate. Kim
attended the meeting to get information
and Zoe sealed the deal by agreeing to
participate. So the trek began to find the
best designer on island to create her cos-
tumes.

All roads led to Basheve, Eve of La

Maison de. Besh who has worked with —

numerous beauty queens and as a fashion
designer for Miss Universe held in the
Bahamas in 2009. But Besh as she is
known also was the designer of Kim’s
wedding gown so the family had confi-
- dence in Besh’s ability to produce a win-



ner. The secret to all of this, Zoe had only
one week to prepare and so did Besh.
Zoe, when she met Besh knew exactly
what she wanted, how she wanted to look
and feel on stage. As Zoe talked Besh
sketched, Zoe added in her rhinestones

and tucks here and there, she chose her .

colours and accessories like a profession-
al beauty queen. Besh was in awe with
this 11 year old.

Besh lived up to her reputation, and
produced a winner. So much is heard
about pageants but most intriguing with
this story was the float parade. On the
eve of the float, it was noticed that many
persons had similar ideas for their cos-
tumes. Kim made that phone call to Besh
and Saturday morning at 10.30 am was
the beginning of a new national costume
‘the Sea Goddess’ for a float that started
at 1 pm.

Yes folks, Zoe not only won Little Miss
Grand Bahama, but she also won Best
Float, Best Costume, Best Swimsuit.

Zoe’s platform is to bring awareness to

Animal Abuse. She is a volunteer at the’

Grand Bahama Humane Society. She loves
animals and has many pets including a pet
pig at home. Zoe at times appears a bit
shy but she is willing to engage in conver-
sation about things she is passionate about.

The typical 11 year old who has a rock

collection and plays soccer and squash is
now preparing for Little Miss Sunburst in
Atlanta and Little Miss Bahamas where
she will be representing Grand Bahama.

She encourages the support of her fellow
Bahamians as she continues in the world of
pageantry. Zoe Brown...Beauty and
Brains do come in small packages.



LITTLE MISS WONDERFUL: Little Miss Grand Bahama Zoe Brown poses in

her float costume.

Miss Teenager Bahamas

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

A NEW pageant with a mandate to
refine self image and cultivate a pas-
sion for purpose is slowly in the mak-
ing.

Star Model Management in associ-
ation with ONS Enterprises will pre-
sent the Miss Teenager Bahamas
Beauty Pageant, where a group of
young ladies between the ages of 14 -
17 will have a chance to represent
the Bahamas at the Miss Teenager
Universe pageant.

Oswald Ellis organiser of the Miss
Teenager pageant in the Bahamas
told Tribune Entertainment that
when he was approached by a few
international contacts to start the
pageant, he gladly accepted the offer.

“It was not so much a decision to
start the pageant. A few people that I
know in the international arena that
deal with pageants contacted me
seeking a director from the Bahamas
for their international teen pageant
and this was how it all started,” he
explained.

Although the pageant will be held

in Freeport, organisers are seeking
to attract young ladies from all over
the Bahamas.

“The pageant is open to teen girls
age 14 - 17 who are presently enrolled
in high school and have not given
birth to a child. Bahamian citizen by
birth or legal residents,” Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said that the Miss Teenag-
er Bahamas pageant is catering to the
young ladies with different needs.
And as the country is still facing an
economic recession, contestants will
not have to spend huge amounts of

‘money on wardrobe for the duration

of the pageant’s events.

“What is different about this, is that
the pageant experience will take into
the consideration the economic con-
cerns - meaning that contestants will
not be required to spend large sums
of money to benefit from the pageant
experience. Eventually this pageant
will serve as a gateway to participa-
tion in the Miss Bahamas Pageant,”
he said.

The length of training for most

' pageants exceeds two months. How-

ever the financial constraints placed
on the pageant has affected training
for the contestants.

"Because of the financial con-
_Straints we are all facing, the train-

ing will be compact into one or two
weeks, we don't expect it to go
beyond that. The girls will be receiv-

ing a crash course in beauty, person- ,

al appearance and public speaking.

But the young lady crowned will
receive extensive training, making

her more than prepared mentally and
physically for the international
pageant," he explained.

All of the pageant activities will be
held over a one week period when
the events commence in March 2011.
Mr Ellis said this is to avoid contes-
tants having to spend money on
flights back and forth to Freeport.

Though this is a beauty pageant,
contestants are expected to maintain
a satisfactory level of education and
partake in a number of charitable
activities. "Each contestants will be
encouraged to adopt a charity and
upon her crowning she will be able to
make a donation to that charity.
However, this amount will be based
entirely on ticket sales and the sup-
port the contestants will bring to the
event," Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said having the ability to
make a difference in the lives of
young women is a very good feeling.
"Just knowing that you are able to
make a difference in a young person-

's life or just providing them with

‘international exposure is always a

good feeling especially when you see
how these young girls develop from
an experience they could have only
gotten because of you."

The winner of the Miss Teenager
Pageant will represent the Bahamas
at the Miss Teenager Universe Com-
petition. She will also be awarded a
laptop computer, competition
wardrobe, cash and other prizes.

The pageant is in the recruitment
stages and is also seeking sponsor-
ship. "We do take this opportunity
to invite the cooperate citizens of the
Bahamas to step forth and support
the young ladies as they seek spon-
sorship," he said.

Oswald Ellis is no stranger to
pageantry. He has been involved in
this arena for more than 20 years
both as a competitor and a pageant
organiser. He has also been involved
with the international Cinderella Pro-
gram.

"Like many in the business, I have
had my share of hits and misses and
suffered the wrath of negative com-
ments fag the Bahamian Pageant fans.
However through all of this, I have
maintained the respect of my inter-
national pageant contacts from my
involvement in the Miss World
Pageant."

For more information email mis-
steenager.smm@gmail.com.

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1. MICHAEL 8. LOVE LETTER 15. PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE . Kanye West " spit" a freestyle at a Los Angeles
Michael Jackson R Kelly Trey Songz show in 2009 saying "I sold my soul to the devil it
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minem : many headlines stirring up debate with his art. But
with the Monster video he has hit the ball out of
4. PINK FRIDAY M1. MERRY CHRISTMAS I QU: 18, 5.0 the park as some have already criticised the rapper
Nicki Minaj Mariah Carey - Nelly for the gory mini horror film.
Even speculation that the West might .have
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pi : also the genius behind Beyonce's hit Single Ladies,
7. NO BOYS ALLOWED 14. JUST CHARLIE Usher's Buin-arid Kelis “Milk Shake:
Keri Hilson “Charlie Wilson . The video for the song pe bess highly sania
pated and now that clips from the six minute hor-
TOP 20 POP SONGS Ee ror mini film can be viewed on the internet some
FIREWORK JUST THE WAY YOU ARE STEREO LOVE said that Kanye West has given them much more
Katy Perry Bruno Mars. - Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina etn, they asked for. fis iking “a Sas
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Bruno Mars, a “East re Featuring Sane TINE CEREn blood and guts, he is shot in front of a model lay-
ataracs. & Dev § ing lifelessly on a couch,
JUST A DREAM - ’ * Taylor Swift As for Nicki Minaj it really did not take much
Nelly TONIGHT (I'M LOVIN' YOU) yee for her to fit into the scene, as her entire persona.
; - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris . HEY BABY (DROP IT TO THE FLO... is built around crazy costumes and colourful wigs.
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Chris Brown Taken from www. billboard.com weighed in on the new video.



MOST MEMORABLE & INFLUENTIAL SO

IN YA EAR got a chance to chat with friends asking what were the most memorable and influential songs that impacted
_. them in the year 2010, speaking to quite a number of persons, we came up with the top 28 Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, fan and

Dancehall Songs to hit Bahamian Ears!
They are as follows:

1. DJ Khaled = ALL 1DO 1S WIN

"2. Vybz Kartel - CLAKES
2. Eminem featuring Rihanna - LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
3. B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars - NOTHIN’ ON YOU
4, Rihanna - ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD ©
5. Nicki Minaj-YOUR LOVE - |

| 6. Bruno Mars - JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
7. Trey Songz - SAY AHH

8. Rick Ross - BLOWIN. MONEY FAST

~ 9. Monica - LOVE ALL OVER ME
10. Katy Perry - CALIFORNIA GIRLS

11. Justin Beiber - BABY —
12. Usher - HEY DADDY
13. Chris Brown - DEUCES

Although a lot of people may choose to listen to R & B,-Rap and.

favourites in the Bahamian music industry. In ya ear has gathered a number of favourit

Bahamas!! Some people got so excited when aekpd about these
They are as follows:

1. MDEZ - TIMES HARD

2. Basil Bt Smith - SAILOR MAN

3. Eugene Davis.- JUNGLESS

‘A. Ezra Hepburn - STOP THE WORLD -
5. Julien Thompson - BELIEVE _.
TOP AanAeiiS TOHIT Anis BAHAMAS

In ya Ear also got the.chance to hit up most.of the
hypest concerts of the year 2010, some of which fea- -
tured the likes of the biggest names in Hip Hop, Dance-
hall andR & B.



1. Excitement graced the island of Eleuthera on Christ-
mas Eve as Bigga MO Promotions alongside Bacardi.
hosted their third annual Royal Holiday Concert that
featured well known reggae artist, the Rasta Of Love,
Tarrus Riley.

2. Sebas Bastian of Sebas Events held his annual Christ-
mas Party at the Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace
Casino, Grand Ballroom, on December 17 featuring
american Rap artist Rick Ross and popular culture reg-
gae artist Richie Spice and reggae's long time heart-
throb Jah-Cure.

3. Under the theme " Da Last Laugh Weekend ", The

8. Visage - 6 AND A HALF DOZEN .

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 10 TUNES FOR 2010? WRITE TO US AT FEATURES@TRIBUNEMEDIA.NET




Antonio Johnson said: "Kanye West has a lot of
good music and I think he is a really creative
artist. But sometimes I think he takes it a bit too ©
far. I mean I know he is trying to be a creative and
different with his work but I don't think the video _
. Was creative at all, it is sick if you ask me and this
is coming from a hardcore Kanye West fan," Mr
Johnson said.

"This video will not exactly change my view
towards him, I still think he isa great rapper but
he seemed attention starved in this video," he

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live on November 20 at the Wyndham Crystal Palace.

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HE START of th
new year always
brings new changes.

Tribune Arts spoke to a few
visual artist who said that they are
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personal life, but also in their art
which will take on the change of a
new year as well.

Martone Griffith, Trinidadian
artist who has taken part in Popop
Studios Center for the Visual Art
residency program, said that
though he hasn't set out his list as
yet, he will strive to harness his
skill in his genre of interest.

"T want to continue working and
developing my art. During my
time here [have been doing some
installation and performance
pieces.”

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the costumes for the Junkanoo
scrap group Spirits.

Mr Griffith also said that he
anticipates a number of collabora-
tions with Bahamian artists later in
the year.

One thing Mr Griffith said he
wants to see more of is the
advancement of young talented
individuals in 2011.

"More investments need to be
made into younger persons. There
are young people out there who
are very talented and: who are
actually doing something with
their talent. Everyone needs a
chance.to develop their craft," he
explained.

Junkanoo Design

Tribune Arts also spoke to Del
Foxton artist and public relations
officer of the Grand Bahama
Artist Association who said that
the art scene in Grand Bahama
will see a number of vibrant exhi-
bitions and art programs with the
first being the organisation's annu-







al Valentines Day exhibition.

"There will be a lot more
exhibiting this year. The interest in
the art scene in Grand Bahama
has grown and started last year.
Seeing this is something great,"
Sear

Paper Collages

While she has dabbled in other
art forms, she said she will be try-
ing new things with her paper col-
PTC

"My work has always been about
nature. But I want to use more
colour and more textures in my
work," Ms Foxton told Tribune
PAY

Toby Lunn, visual artist, said
that this year, he will be making
huge strides in his work. He said
no longer will he be afraid to step
out of his comfort zone, instead he
will make expressionistic pieces
that make bold statements.

"For the new year and in my
newest body of work I will not be
afraid to take risks. All of my work
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ones that I did last year. Some-
times when artists create work,
people expect their new body of
work to be the same as the one
they did before. But am trying to
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Apart from his resolutions to
take risks with his creative expre
sions, Mr Lunn said that he will
also delve into variety abstractions.

"I will also be doing some
"crazy" abstractions and expres-
sionistic pieces. Lam going to
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Everything that Ido will chang
am going to be doing a lot of
rative work and abstractions," he
PAi(ig

He also said that staying (rue to
himself and listening closely to his
intuition is also a resolution he is
Pate

"Tam also going to have faith,
courage, and trust my intuition,"
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

heir 2010 sea-

sons were so

low keyed that

, many people

thought veteran

sprinters Chandra Sturrup

‘Kiddy Cricket
Design a
Mascot

Competition’

SCOTIABANK and the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) ‘have officially
announced their search for a
new kiddy cricket mascot.
Both entities have launched
a joint regional ‘Kiddy Crick-
et Design a Mascot Competi-
tion’, inviting children ages 7-
12 years old to enter designs
for the new mascot.

The winning design will’

replace ‘Clarence the Crab’,

the existing mascot which has

‘been the animated face of the
competition since 1998: He
has been appearing on and
off the fields of. play during
Kiddy Cricket displays. He
was also the main feature of

.the programme’s classroom
teaching manual “Clarence
Goes to School”, which teach-
es children Ministry of Edu-
cation approved curriculum
using Cricket imagery. ©

The competition is running
from January 1 to February
18 and primarily targets Kid-
dy Cricket schools across 14

. Caribbean territories. How-

ever, students outside of these

schools are also invited to
enter.

Entries will be judged on

‘originality, reflection of the
Caribbean, use of colours
(kids friendly and use of spon-
sors colours) and use of crick-
et imagery.

The Mascot Compétition
will operate on a Territorial
Level to encourage more local
participation and end with a
regional judging of the 1st
‘place winners from each par-
ticipating territory.

The judging panel in each
country will comprise of the
Technical Development Offi-
cers from local cricket boards
and members of the Scotia-
bank team in that country.

’ THE Marathon
Bahamas race weekend is
scheduled for January 15-
16, 2011.

e January 15 - Susan G
Komen Bahamas 5K Race
for the Cure

6am — Start/Finish: Par-
adise Island, west of
Atlantis Royal Towers
(FREE parking)

¢ January 16 - Marathon,
Half Marathon, 6-person
relay team

| 6am - Start: Junkanoo





‘and Debbie



Ferguson-
McKenzie had retired.

‘But both members of the
‘golden girls’ 4 x 100 relay
team that was honoured Sun-

_day at the Bahamas Associa-

tion of Athletic Associations’
year-ending awards luncheon
for their victory. at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney,

* Australia, admit they are still

going strong.

In fact, Sturrup said she
intends to see how things
work out for her this year
before she, decides whether
or not she’s completely done,
while Ferguson-McKenzie is
leaning towards at least com-

' peting beyond the 2012

Olympics in London, Eng-
land.

In candid interviews with
The Tribune, both Sturrup
and Ferguson-McKenzie stat-
ed that they are rejuvenated
and looking forward to the

2011 IAAF World Champi-

onships in Daegu, Korea.
“I’m still recovering from
my injury that I suffered in
July,” Sturrup said. “It’s a lot
better and I’m able to work-

out, so I’m just giving it alot —
» more time.”

--Sturrup, who-got the news
from the BAAA that she had
moved up from sixth to fifth
in the women’s 60 metres at
the IAAF World Indoor
Championships last year in
Doha, Qatar, said she will
skip the trip:to this year’s
indoors, set for Valencia,
Spain, March 7-9.

Instead, she doesn’t intend
to compete at all indoors as
she concentrates on the out-
doors. “I don’t. have any
plans. I’m just going by air,”
said Sturrup, who is based in
Raleigh, North Carolina,
where she is still coaching
herself. “I can get to. train at
my own pace.”

Sturrup, who turns 40 on
September 12, said the hand
of time is slowly closing on
her illustrious career that
included individual gold
medals at both the 2001
World Indoors in the 60
metres and 1998 Common-
wealth in the 100m as well as
bronze medals at both the
2001 and 2003 IAAF World
Championships.

As a result, she has
returned to the classroom
where she is studying interior
design at a iocal institution in
Raleigh on a part-time basis
for a three-year course that
she’s joggling with her train-
ing schedule.

For Ferguson-McKenzie,
who turns 34 on January 16,

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Register now to avoid
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visit: www.marathonba-
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hard-copy application
form, stop by Sunshine
Insurance office on East
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GOLDEN GIRL: Chandra Sturrup (right)

the next two years will be

centrated on the 200m as she

presents Dianne Woodside with the Henry Crawford Coach of the Year award.

competing until May when

trong

Felipé Major/Tribune staff



ty of us winning the gold

very critical as she starts to
wind down her career that
saw her win the 200m gold at
the 2004 Olympic Games,

200m gold and silver at the

IAAF World Championships
in 2001 and 2009 respectively,
200m gold at the 1999 Pan
American Games, 200m sil-
ver at both the 2007 and 2004
World Athletics Final and 200
silver and 100 gold at, the 1993
and 1997 Central American
and Caribbean Champi-
onships respectively. *
Havirig achieved so,much
success in the half-lap race,
Ferguson-McKenzie said this
year her focus will be. con-

gears up for the trek to the
IAAF World Championships.

“I’m just going to take it
one year at a time,” Fergu-
son-McKenzie said. “I’m
going to dream my dream
and really work hard at mak-
ing it a reality.

“I’m focusing everything
on the 200m this year and
then see what happens from
there.”

Like Sturrup, Ferguson-
McKenzie is making sure that
she doesn’t peak too. early
and be burned out by the
time the World Champi-
onships come around. '

She doesn’t intend to start

she will run in some relay
events to polish up her speed.

Both Sturrup.and Fergu-
son-McKenzie said they are
also looking. forward to the
re-establishment of the wom-
en’s 4 x 100 relay team where
the last major international
meet was won at the 2002
Commonwealth Games.

“To me in the relay, if you
can get the hand-offs straight,
you will be okay,” said Stur-
rup, who has done exactly
that the majority of the time
on the second leg.

“As long as we have the
potential to get the baton
around, there is the possibili-

medal again.” :

Ferguson-McKenzie, a for-
mer BAAA Athlete of the
Year winner, said she was
delighted to be a part of the
awards luncheon and she was
proud to watch Shaunae
Miller achieve the Charlie
Major Sr award this time
around.

She is also looking forward
to working with the talented
young crop of sprinters like

- Sheniqua ‘Q’ Ferguson,

Nivea Smith, Cache Arm-
brister and V’Alonee Robin-
son as the Bahamas re-estab-
lishes itself in the 4 x 100

‘relay.

Basketball programme for boys, girls

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AFTER a hiatus that saw him head '
home to coach briefly before he
returned to school in Texas, former
NBA player Dexter Cambridge is back
in New Providence and so is his devel-
opmental programme.

The Dexter Cambridge Basketball
Developmental Programme, which he .
ran from 2002-05 when he coached at
Jordan Prince Williams High School, is
scheduled to start again 9-12:30am Sat-
urday at the Dame Doris Johnson High
School.

“It’s dealing with kids, teaching them
the basic fundamentals,” said Cam-

- bridge, who is now on the physical edu-

cation staff at the school. “We will con-
centrate on dribbling, passing, shoot-
ing, rebounding and team work.”

The programme will be held every
Saturday until school closes in June.
“T’ve.been around basketball for a long
time,” said Cambridge, who was first

noted during his stellar performance
with the AF Adderley Fighting Tigers
at the prestigious Hugh Campbell Bas-
ketball Classic.

“Since I came back from playing in
the pro leagues, I’ve noticed that the
basketball skills and even their athletic
abilities, have not improved that
much,” he said.

“Yes, we're getting a lot of people
off to college, but they’re still lacking

’ the basic fundamentals. That’s some-

thing that we need to work on from the
primary school to the high school lev-
el.”

Cambridge said the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Father
Marcian Peters Invitational in Decem-
ber is good, but if the primary school
players are going to get any better, they
definitely need to have their own
league.

“T was in Texas the last two year.
and [ran the YMCA programme
where the league started from K4,”
Cambridge said.

“These kids got to start playing from

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that early. I don’t understand why it
can’t be done here. These kids go from
the primary school to the high school
level, but they don’t always understand
what it is to play as a team and they
don’t know the fundamentals of the
game.” —

While he knows that he won’t be
able to reach every potential basketball
player in the country, Cambridge said
he’s reaching out to as many as he can
to pass on the knowledge and skills
that he developed.

Interested parents who want to get
their children involved are urged to
contact Cambridge at Doris Johnson.

However, he noted that they should

. be prepared to pay a small fee to cover

the expenses, including the instructors,
water, Gatorade and T-shirts.

“We intend to make it a good pro-
gramme,” said Cambridge, who is
expected to be assisted by Latoya
Thompson, Audrey Martin and Nelson
‘Mandella’ Joseph.

The programme is designed for boys
and girls between the ages of 5-17. °°



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thony Kim wants to

be about golf, not gossip —

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) _

— Anthony Kim wants 2011
to be a season that changes
his career. .

He hopes it might be
enough to change his reputa-
tion, too:

One of the most dynamic
young talents in golf? That's
what people were saying two
years ago, when Kim blew
away the field with a record
score at Quail Hollow, then
shot 65 in the final round at
Congressional to win the
AT&T National. It made him
the youngest American since
Tiger Woods to win twice in
one year.

If that wasn't enough, he
brought energy and attitude
to the Ryder Cup and was the
catalyst of a rare US. victory.

That now seems like a long
time ago.

It's not that the 25-year-old
Californian has disappeared.
He is still among the elite at
No. 31 in the world, having
reached as high as No..6
toward the end of 2008. And
only PGA Tour winners
enjoy the oceanfront room
that Kim has at Kapalua,
where the Tournament of
Champions kicks off a new
season Thursday.

But he has a bitter taste
about how last year ended.

He won the Houston Open
in a playoff, then closed-with
a 65 at Augusta National to
finish third. Thumb surgery a
month later kept him out of
golf for three months, and he
failed to make the Ryder Cup
team when he couldn't make
a cut upon his return.

Kim still managed to make

news, or at least gossip.

columns.
He has.a zest for living,
which first came to life with

-tales from his Ryder Cup cel-

ebration at Valhalla and car-
ried on through Twitter and
blog reports from a night in

_ the Las Vegas casinos in

October. | ‘

Is he closer to being like
Tiger Woods or John Daly?

"That's a hell of a ques-
tion," Kim said, smiling at
first before pausing to con-
template.

Daly makes more news off
the course these days, so it's
easy to overlook an amazing
talent that brought him a
PGA Championship title as
a 25-year-old rookie in 1991
and a British Open victory at
St. Andrews. Kim found it

‘coincidental that after head-.

lines he made in Las Vegas



. in October, Daly was the only

tour player who reached out
to him in a text message.

"Both have majors," Kim
said. "I think I'm closer to
‘Tiger: because I love putting
in the time..Now, I've gotten
away from. this. But I defi-
nitely feel like I'm closer as
far as the values of the Asian
culture and putting in time,
not worrying about tough
times. In a lot of ways, I think
people see me as a guy who
likes to have fun, and that's it?
But I care about.a lot of
things."

Kim is careful not to be
motivated for the wrong rea-
sons.

He has trimmed the num-.

ber of his traveling party and
has heard from enough peo-
ple whom he trusts that play-
ing with the purpose of prov-
ing people wrong is the wrong
route. Even so, he feels as

though fans, the media and

players are questioning his

devotion to his sport.

"I have a lot of people.

doubting me, which I like,"
he said.

When asked why they are

skeptical of his future, Kim.

first mentioned:the arrival of
so many players in his age
group. Indeed, that's what
makes golf more intriguing
than it has been in years.
Martin Kaymer, who just

‘turned 26, last year became

the youngest major champion
since Woods in 2001. Rory
McIlroy won at Quail Hol-
low at age 20. Ryo Ishikawa
was still 18 when he shot 58 to

win in Japan. Jason Day won’

in Dallas, and at 23 is the

_youngest player at Kapalua.

Slightly older than Kim,
and still very young, are the
likes of Dustin Johnson and
Hunter Mahan.



"A lot of guys played well
who are younger, and they're
overlooking me, which is
fine," Kim said. "It's not that
I have something to prove. I
know I'm capable of winning

‘golf tournaments."

But it's more than the
youth movement bugging
Kim.

When asked whether he
was troubled about players
doubting him because of his
activity off the course, Kim's
eyes widened and he turned
in his chair away from the
Orange Bowl game on televi-
sion.

"One hundred percent.
Couldn't have said it any bet-
ter," he said. "I feel that is a
major reason why people
doubt me. They don't think
Icare about golf. It's hard for
people who don't know me
to say, 'He's 25, having a
good time with his friends.'

BITTER TASTE: Anthony Kim reacts to a shot during the
second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament
at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Kim wants 2011 to be
a season that changes his career. He hopes it might be
enough to change his reputation, too.

If anyone knows me, they
know I'm willing to admit to
my mistakes. But when I do
something, I want to be the

best at it. I'm going to scratch -.

and claw my way up the lad-
der. People around me see
that." wey

Kim doesn't see the need
to explain what happened in
Las Vegas. If there was a les-
son that came out of that, it
was. understanding that it's
better to be the center of
attention inside the ropes
than under a neon sign.

"I feel obligated to my
sponsors to do a better job of
not even letting some of these
stories come out," he said. "I
don't want to be a player no
one can relate to. Sure, I've
made some mistakes. I know
that I was brought up well by
two very great people, peo-
ple that everyone respects.
I'm not the type of person to

(AP Photo)

stray off course. Maybe I did
for a minute, but I've realized
that I've got to have a game
plan — not for my next
round, but for my life."
Leave it to Kim to draw an
analogy. from George St.

’ Pierre, who said the Ultimate

Fighting Championship was
a lot like golf. He didn't get
the sense the UFC welter-.
weight knew much about golf,
but his words stuck with Kim.
"He said once you make
the golf swing and hit the
shot, you can't control it. You
have to do everything before
the shot to control the out-
come," Kim said. "I'm going
to do whatever I can to con-
trol what I can." .
That starts'‘this week at
Kapalua, and his hope is to

‘carry that through this year

and beyond to get his name
back in the conversation for
all the right reasons.

onting to

have surgery on

injured finger

By JOHN PYE
AP Sports Writer

SYDNEY (AP) — Aus-
tralia captain Ricky Ponting
will have surgery on his
injured finger Tuesday in a
bid to be fit for the World
Cup next month and to pro-
long his test career.

"Ricky had further x-rays .
. today on his fractured finger

which have shown that the
bone fragment has further dis-
placed and will not heal with-
out surgery," Cricket Aus-
tralia physiotherapist Alex
Kountouris said Monday. "He
is expected to miss the one-
day international series
against England and recover
in time for the 2011 ICC
Cricket World Cup on the
sub-continent."

Ponting hurt the finger
attempting a slips catch in
Australia's win over England
in the third Ashes test at
Perth last month.

He played the fourth test
in Melbourne, but didn't bat

_with comfort and was ruled

out of the fifth and last match.
England has a 2-1 series lead,
ensuring it will retain the Ash-
es.
The 36-year-old Ponting

wants to continue playing test
cricket for as long as possi-
ble, but his.immediate aim is
to be fit to lead Australia's
bid for a fourth consecutive
World Cup title in the 50-over
format.

The tournament will be
hosted in India, Sri Lanka and
Bangladesh starting next
month. :

"I want to keep playing,
I've made that pretty clear
not only this week but right
through the summer,"
Ponting said after being ruled
out of the fifth test. "I think
I've got a lot to offer as a
player and as the captain of
the Australian team and I
want to continue to do that.

"But with a World Cup
around the corner I want to
be the best player and leader
I can through that tourna-
ment. And I want to play Test
cricket post-World Cup as
well, so that's what's in the
future for me."

Michael Clarke is leading
the Australian team in the
absence of Ponting, who is
expected to be fit for Aus-
tralia's World Cup warmup
matches against India on Feb.
13 and South Africa on Feb.
15 in Bangalore, India.

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By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Javier
Hernandez and Nani set each
other up for goals as Man-

chester United beat Stoke 2-1
Tuesday night to take a three-
point lead in the Premier
League.

Hernandez put United
ahead in the 27th minute with

Kaka returns, Ronaldo

scores 2, Madrid wins

BARCELONA, Spdin (AP) — Kaka returned to
action for the first time since the World Cup, entering in
the 75th minute of Real Madrid's 3-2 win at Getafe on
Monday night in the Spanish league.

The 28-year-old midfielder, the 2007 FIFA player of
the year for AC Milan, had not played in a match since
July 2, when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World
Cup quarterfinals.

He left Real Madrid during its preseason tour in Cal-
ifornia following medical tests and had left knee surgery

-on August 5.

"There were moments during my recovery when I
didn’ t know if I would every play again," he said. "Now
that is over and I hope to get steady playing time so I can
continue recovering my form."

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, raising his season
total for Madrid to a league-leading 19 goals and 27 in
25 games in all competitions. He converted a penalty
kick in the 11th minute and scored Madrid's final goal
in the 57th.

Madrid finished a man short after Alvaro Arbeloa was
ejected in the 82nd for his second yellow card, given for
a hand ball:

Mesut Oezil gave Madrid a 2-0 lead in the 19th.

Daniel Parejo scored for Getafe in the 29th and Jorge
Angel Albin in the 84th.

"T did not like my team," Real coach Jose Mourinho
said. "Normally we are much more compact and con-

.centrated. My team has to defend better. That is its

identity."

Barcelona (15-1-1) leads with 46 points, two ahead of
Real Madrid (14-1-2).

' Elsewhere, third-place Villarreal defeated Almeria 2-
0 on goals by Jose Manuel Catala and Borja Valero.
American forward Jozy Altidore entered as an 83rd-
minute substitute for the Yellow Submarine. »

- Mallorca beat Hercules 3-0 for its first win in four

weeks, Atletico Madrid tied 0-0 with Racing Santander.

and Zaragoza defeated Real Sociedad 2-1.



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Man U beats Stoke,
takes 3-point lead

a back flick, his ninth goal of
the season. After Dean
Whitehead tied the score with
the header in the 50th —
Stoke's first goal at Old Traf-
ford since 1980 — Chicharito
fed Nani for the winner in the
62nd.

United (12-0-8) has 44
points, followed by Manches-
ter City (12-4-5), which plays

Wednesday at third-place .

Arsenal (12-5-3).
"Stoke are such a deter-
mined bunch of lads — they

don't make it easy for any-'

one, breaking them down,"
United manager Alex Fergu-

son said. "Thankfully Nani |

produced a fantastic goal ...
and from then we were sol-
id."

In Tuesday's other matches,
Birmingham and Fulham
climbed out of the relegation
zone with victories.

Fulham _ beat
Bromwich 3-0 as a pair of
Texas-born players — Clint

‘Dempsey and Brede Hange-

land — scored on headers off
corner kicks.

Dempsey's goal, his first
since Nov. 27, was his seventh
of the seasorrand sixth in the
Premier League.

Simon Davies put the Cot-
tagers ahead in first-half stop-
page time when his 30-yard
shot went through the raised

hands of goalkeeper Scott,

Carson. Dempsey scored in
the 56th and Hangeland, who
plays for Norway's national
team, in the 65th. Fellow
American Eddie Johnson
replaced Dempsey in the
87th.

Birmingham won a road
game for the first time this
season, 2-1 at Blackpool as

Alexander Hleb scored in the

24th and Scott Dann in the
89th around D.J. Campbell's

tying goal in the 68th.

West .



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GOAL GLORY: Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates
after scoring against Stoke in their English Premier League match at

Old Trafford Stadium Tuesday.

Fulham (4-7-10) climbed to
13th place with 22 points, and
Birmingham (4-6-10) is 15th.
one spot ahead of West Brom
(6-11-4).

(AP Photo)

Ancelotti says he’s lucky
to still be Chelsea manager

LONDON (AP) — Carlo
Ancelotti says he is lucky to





FIFA: No
lecision to move
2022 World Cup

to winter

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
(AP) — FIFA president
Sepp Blatter says the idea of
moving the 2022 World Cup
in. Qatar to the winter
months to avoid the desert
heat was not being actively
considered — but could be
discussed in future.

Qatar has promised that
stadiums, training venues
and other areas used in 2022
will be cooled, as summer
temperatures exceed 104
degrees. Among those to
have suggested a switch to
January is Mohamed bin
Hammam, a Qatari national
and FIFA executive com-
mittee member.

Blatter,.visiting Saudi
Arabia, told reporters Tues-
day that the idea of a switch
had been suggested and
could be discussed later.

Blatter also had talks with
Prince Sultan bin Fahd,
president of the Saudi
Youth Welfare and Sport,
about cooperation with Sau-
di Arabia.

still be Chelsea manager fol-
lowing the team's poor run.

The Premier League cham-
pions have taken just 10
points from their last 10
matches and slipped from top
to fifth in two months.

Ancelotti was quoted
telling British media that "I
am.a lucky man. I understand
that a lot of coaches are
sacked with results like
these."

But the former AC Milan
coach says that "when you go
to a restaurant, you have to
pay the bill when finish your
meal.”

“It's the same here. We
have to pay the bill at the end
of the season. At the end, the
club can judge me."

Ancelotti won the league
and FA Cup in May at the
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Love grabs 24 rebounds,
Celtics still beat ‘Wolves

~ By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer .

BOSTON (AP) — Paul
Pierce.was content to set up
his teammates while passing
up his own shots. At halftime,
Celtics coach Doc Rivers took
him aside to remind him of
his role on the team.

"I forgot we had Rondo out »

there," Pierce said.

The Celtics captain scored
15 of his 23 points in the third
quarter to help Boston over-
come a double-digit deficit —
and another double-digit
rebounding performance by -
Kevin Love — and beat the
Minnesota Timberwolves 96-
93 on Monday night.

Pierce scored 11 straight
Boston points in the third
quarter to cut a 10-point
deficit in half, then added a
jumper to make it 73-70 head-
ing into the fourth. Rondo,

who missed seven games last .

month with a sprained ankle;
had 16 assists, and when the
Timberwolves played him to
pass he made a pair of key
baskets down the stretch.

"I thought Paul in the first
half tried way too hard to get
everybody involved," Rivets
said. "I told Paul, 'You don't
need to be the playmaker. We
need you to score.'"

Love had 24 rebounds and
12 points, but he airballed a
jumper with just over a
minute left and Minnesota
trailing by one.

The Timberwolves had the
ball out_of bounds and a

chance to-take the lead with: -

10.3 seconds left. But Luke
Ridnour, with a clear path to
the basket, was called for trav-
eling. (Ray Allen swatted the
shot away anyway):

"I knew. Ray had it. All the :

way," Rivers said wit
laugh. "Yeah, we put Ray
back there to protect the bas-
ket."

Michael Beasley, who
scored 19 and Minnesota's
last four baskets, compli-
mented Allen but didn't think
much of the traveling call.

"I'm not a referee," he said.

"That's how they decided to ~

By The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

— LeBron James scored 38
points, Dwyane Wade added

' 31 points and the Miami Heat .
’ dominated the second half to
beat the short-handed Char-

lotte Bobcats 96-82 on Mon- -

day night for their 11th
straight road win.

' Playing for the first time
against Paul, Silas, his first
- NBA coach in Cleveland,
James scored 26 of his points
in the second half and added
nine rebounds. Wade grabbed
11 boards in Miami's 18th win
~ in 19 games.

Stephen Jackson scored 22
points and D.J. Augustin
added 16 for the Bobcats,
who shot 38 percent from the
field with 15 turnovers.

Magic 110, Warriors 90
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —
Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points,

schedule -
Wednesday’ s Games
Toronto
‘at Cleveland, 7pm
- Chicago at :
New Jersey, 7pm
Milwaukee —
at Orlando, 7pm.
: “Washington
at Philadelphia, 7pm
San Antonio
at Boston, 7:30pm
Charlotte | eS
at Minnesota, 8pm
Golden State
_ at New Orleans, 8pm
Portland
at Houston, 8:30pm -
Atlanta at Utah, 9pm
Denver at L.A. Clippers,
10:30pm
L.A. Takers
at Phoenix, 10:30pm

Thursday’s Games _.
Oklahoma City

at Dallas, 8pm .

Denver

at Sacramento, 10:30pm

call the game."
After Nate Robinson made

“a pair of free throws, Min-

nesota had the ball.on the side
with 1.8 seconds left but
Beasley's desperation 3-point-
er at the buzzer bounced
harmlessly off the backboard.

The Timberwolves have

14 rebounds and 10 assists
and Dwight Howard added.
22 points and 17 rebounds for
Orlando.

Jason Richardson scored 20
points for the Magic, who had

‘66 points in the second half

after trailing 53-44 at halftime.

Monta Ellis led Golden
State with 20 points and
Dorell Wright added 17

_points..The Warriors played
without starting center David —
Lee, who bruised his back in a:

loss at Miami and is day. to
day.

The Magic, who were just 3
of 11 on 3-pointers in the first
half, was 12-of 21 on 3-point-
ers after the break.

Hornets 84, 76ers 77

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —
David West scored 17 points
and New Orleans held on to
beat Philadelphia.

Paul scored 15 points, using
a speedy left-to-right dribble
on a clutch driving layup off
the glass with just under. 20
seconds left to give the Hor-

nets an 82-77 lead: Emeka |

Okafor had 13 points and for-
mer Sixer Willie Green added
11 for New Orleans, which
saw a lead as large as 13 in
the fourth quarter trimmed to
three, at 78-75, on Elton
Brand's layup with 3:09 to go.

Brand led Philadelphia with
14 points and 10 rebounds,

points and Jrue Holiday and
Marreese Speights each had
12 points.

Nuggets 113, Rockets 106

DENVER (AP) — Carme-
lo Anthony scored 33 points
and the Nuggets pulled ahead
late in the fourth quarter to
beat Houston for their fourth
consecutive win.

“ Anthony had 11 rebounds

and made 13 of 14 free throws
to help the Nuggets fend off
the Rockets with his eighth
game of 30 or more points this
season.

Nene added 16 points and
11 rebounds and Arron A ffla-
lo scored 15 points for Den-



now lost two of three games
since ‘a two-game winning
streak that matched their
longest of the season. They
are 2-18 on the road, but 11 of
their last 14 road losses have
been by 10 points or less.
"It's really frustrating,"

Love said. "It's tough losing

ith a BOY: aren apie Shaquille
’Neal dunks against the Minnesota
Timberwolves in the second quarter
of Monday’s game game in Boston

on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

‘games in the manner that we
-have. We show that we can

play with everybody. It's just

“not being able to close out the

games. '

Allen scored 20 points and
Glen "Big Baby" Davis had
17 for the Celtics, who haven't
lost to the Timberwolves since

(AP Photo)



getting Kevin Garnett from
them in the summer of 2007.

‘Garnett missed his third
- straight game with a right calf

injury.

_ Martell Webster scored 15
points, Darko Milicic had 14
and Ridnour scored 13 for the
Timberwolves. Love had his





IN THE PAINT: Heat’s Dwyane Wade, center, drives past Bobcats’
Kwame Brown, left, Shaun Livingston, second from right, and Boris

Monday.

ver.
Houston was led by Luis

Scola with 24 points. Kyle »

Lowry had 21 points and
Brad Miller had 11 rebounds
and 10 points. The Rockets
took 30 shots: from 3-point
range, one fewer than their
season high, and made 13,
topped by four for Lowry.

. Jazz 102, Pistons 97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— Deron Williams scored 22
points, including a pair of late
free throws, as the Jazz beat
the Pistons for the 11th

while Andres NoGGai had 12... Diaw, right, in the second half of the Heat’s 96-82 win in Charlotte, N.C.,

(AP Phoio)

straight time.

.Raja Bell hit a 3-pointer
and sank two free throws to
give the Jazz a 100-97 lead
with 17.9 seconds left.

Tracy McGrady, starting in
place of Rodney Stuckey,
missed a 3-pointer and Al Jef-
ferson grabbed the rebound
to seal the victory.

_Tayshaun Prince led
Detroit with 26 points on 11-
of-19 shooting and McGrady
came within one rebound of a
triple double. He had 11
points, 11 assists and nine
rebounds.

REN ert

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Butler will
likely miss
rest of
season

DALLAS (AP) — Maver-
icks forward Caron Butler has
undergone surgery to repair
a torn tendon in his right knee
and will likely miss the rest
of the season.

His absence will be quite a
blow for Dallas, which was
second in the Western Con-
ference at 25-8 going into a
game against Portland on.
Tuesday night.

Butler was Dallas’ third-
leading scorer, averaging 14
points and 41 rebounds in
almost 30 minutes per game.
He was an inside-out force
the Mavs relied on to draw
defenses from leading scorer

- Dirk Nowitzki.

, It could be a costly injury
for Butler because he will
become a free agent this sum-
mer.

21st consecutive game with at
least 10 rebounds and his sixth
this season with more than 20.
"He's tenacious," Rivers
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Colts riding high after
4-game playoff push

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim
Caldwell changed his script Mon-
day.

Rather than giving the usual per-
spective on Indianapolis' next oppo-
nent, the soft-spoken Colts coach
actually took a few moments to
reflect on Indy's latest achievement
— making the playoffs for an NFL
record-tying ninth straight year.

And why not, given the obstacle
course Indy had to endure this sea-
son?

"It shows, obviously, the great
commitment and resolve our men
' had in some adverse situations,"
Caldwell-said, one day after the

Colts clinched their seventh AFC:

South title in eight years.

Some? Try an entire season's

worth of chaos.

Injuries left 17 players, ranging |

from All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark
to 2007 NFL defensive player of the
year Bob Sanders, on injured
reserve. The running game struggled
through the first three months and
the run defense couldn't get any-
body stopped until four weeks ago.
Even Mr. Consistency, Peyton Man-
~ ning, endured the worst slump of his
13-year pro career.
Or.at least that was the percep-
tion.

So after losing back-to-back home -

games to San Diego and Dallas,
leaving the Colts at 6-6, there was



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the Titans 23-20 in Sunday. s game in Indianapolis.

Bowl losers' hex. That's when Cald-.

well got his guys together and issued
a simple challenge: Just win out.

'"We never doubted ourselves," *
safety Antoine Bethea said. "Coach:
Caldwell showed us the standings

and said, 'If we win the rest of our
games, it's in our hands and we will
be in the playoffs.'"

The players made sure of it.

But for a team that has turned

seemingly no way out of the Super

Long trip, short Geek among Saints’ challenges

By BRETT MARTEL
AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE; La. (AP) —
A short week and a long flight
are only the beginning of the
challenges Sean Payton sees

as. New Orleans prepares to .

begin the playoffs in Seattle.

The defending champion
Saints’ road back to the Super
Bow! will be longer and hard-
er than a season ago, when
New Orleans opened with a
bye before playing the second
’ round and NFC title game
before friendly crowds in the
Louisiana Superdome.

This time there's not only
no week off, but the Saints
must fly across two times
zones to play on Saturday
afternoon. The game is out-
doors in January in the Pacif-
ic Northwest in front of a hos-
tile crowd in one of the loud-
est stadiums ir the NFL.

"It is different from a time. -

standpoint," Payton said
Monday. "When you play a
Saturday game, there's a
quick turnaround, but that
being said, we're looking for-
ward to the challenge.

"We know it's going to be a
tough. place to play," Payton
added. "The crowd noise is
as loud as it is in the league
for an outdoor venue. We'll
need to have a good week of
preparation, weather includ-
ed."

Payton said the Saints may

flyout Thursday night to give
them a chance to get used to
the time change and perhaps
the conditions. New Orleans
might practice at the Sea-
hawks' Qwest Field on Fri-
day, Payton said.

The Saints (11-5) are

favored by more than a

touchdown over the Sea-
hawks (7-9). Back on Novem-

‘ber 21, Seattle lost 34-19 in
New Orleans en route to
becoming the first team with a
losing record to Win a divi-
sion title:

Although the Saints won by
double digits when these
teams last met and Drew
Brees had little trouble mov-
ing the ball, there were rea-
sons to be concerned about a
rematch at Qwest Field.

In beating St Louis 16-6 to
take the NFC West on Sun-
day night, the Seahawks
sacked Rams quarterback
Sam Bradford three times and

were credited with a total-of .

six quarterback hits. They
also intercepted Bradford
ence and held star running
back Steven Jackson to a sea-
son-low 45 yards rushing.
"They played well (Sun-

_ good job of getting to the ball

they had in recent weeks.

_ interception.

_ quarterback who threw for
_ more yards against them than

er Marques Colston (right

day) night and really did a

defensively," Payton said.
"They played real good team
defense and I think they ran
the ball better yesterday than

Those were two things that
stood’ out in the game last
night."

The Seahawks rushed for
141 ‘yards as a team against
St Louis, led by Marshawn
Lynch's 75 yards. Seattle's
productivity on the ground
took pressure off quarterback ©
Charlie Whitehurst, who was
solid in throwing for 192 yards
and a score while avoiding an

Yet the Saints do not even
know which quarterback they
will face. Regular starter Matt -
Hasselbeck, whose hip injury
limited him to a backup role
in the season finale, did not
play against the Rams but
could return to action this
weekend.

"I can assume that maybe
we have to prepare for both
of them," Saints cornerback
Tracy Porter said.

If Hasselbec!: returns, the
Saints will have to face the

anyone this season. Hassel-
beck passed for 366 yards in
the Louisiana Superdome, an
unusually large total for a
Saints defense. that ranked
fourth in the NFL against the
pass during the regular sea-
son, allowing about 193.9
yards per game.

_ Meanwhile, there's uncer-
tainty about the Saints' ros-
ter. Several key players were
inactive for Sunday's 23-13
loss to Tampa Bay because
of injuries, including receiv-

knee), running back Pierre
Thomas (left ankle) and tight
end Jeremy Shockey (groin).
Then, during the game, tight
end Jimmy Graham (left
ankle), running back Chris
Ivory (left foot) and free safe-
ty Malcolm Jenkins (right
knee) all left with injuries.

Payton, who in the past has
said he prefers to keep injury
updates to a minimum to
avoid giving up a competitive
advantage, showed no inten-
tion of changing that stance
now.

"Again, I won't have any-
thing to say in regards to any
of these players right now
regarding injuries," Payton
began. "I was optimistic today
with the news in general and
we'll get them up to speed
and get them healthy as quick
as possibler®

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Bengals at Ravens

Bears at Packers



(AP Phota)

January games into a regular rou-
tine, this was a aicrent kind of sea-
son.

Instead of sting players down
the stretch to get healthy, Indy (10-
6) charged full bore through the sea-
son's final month and wound up fix-

ing their most glaring holes — run-

ning the ball and stopping the run.
They've suddenly strung togeth-

er three straight.100-yard rushing



Dolphins at Patriots ¢

Panthers at Falcons gS = The end of the defn » Fox era a wil be

games and held their last four oppo-
nents to fewer than 80 yards per
game On the ground. It's a combina-
tion they'll need again in Saturday

night's showdown against the run-_

first Jets.

If the Colts continue playing this
way, well, they could pull off as big a
surprise as they did in the 2006 sea-
son when they won the Super Bowl.

"Check us out, that's all I can say,"
Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne
said after Sunday's 23-20 victory
over Tennessee. "It was tough on us
early in the year, but we found a
way to prevail and move forward
and now we're going to the play-
offs."

The bigger question may be how
much did his grinding season take
out of the Colts?

Not as much as people might
think.

Because of the injuries, the Colts
are a more experienced team. and
have found some extra depth, while
keeping some key players ftesh.

Starting running back Joseph

‘Addai missed eight straight games

before returning Dec. 26 and now
appears to be healthy. Backup
Dominic Rhodes re-signed with the
Colts three weeks ago and has pro-
vided a spark in the ground game.
-Wayne and Jacob Tamme have con-
tinued to excel as Manning's top tar-
gets, and Pierre Garcon has taken
on a larger role in the offense the
past several weeks, though he
dropped a handful of passes in Sun-
day's victory.

Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a victory in Cleveland

hawk w 2 The victor takes the NF Worst uh, ‘West title



celebration ume in the eo ATL

Caldwell also could get two defen-
sive starters back Saturday.

Linebacker Clint Session hasn't
played since Nov. 1 when he dislo-
cated his right elbow, and Hayden
has missed the last five games with a
neck injury.

Getting both back, which the Colts
had hoped for last weekend, the
Colts defense could be even stronger
than it was during the four-game
winning streak.

"If you ask me if a little momen-
tum going in is helpful, I would say
yes," Caldwell said. "Our situation
was that we had to win. Without that
momentum we probably: wouldn't
be standing where we are." But this
isn't where the Colts expect it'to
end, either.

Over the last decade, success and
failure in Indianapolis has largely

_ been dictated by Super Bowl appear-

ances — not playoff berths. And
that's not likely to change now,

_ regardless of Indy's impressive push

to get back into the playoffs.

"We were at a point where we
were 6-6 and the great thing about it
was that we controlled our own des-
tiny, and they got it-done," Caldwell
said. "All in all, I'm very proud of
what these guys accomplished. It
wasn't easy.

"This is the playoffs. This is what
you work for and this is the begin-
ning of the second season," Caild-
well added.

"Now, everything kicks up a notch

or two. Our guys' focus has to step
‘up a notch or two."



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won 16-6.

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nothing to try to protect against it. It
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Top-seeded | Djokovic leads Serbs past | Federer hits through-

| : the-legs winner
eve op Aussies at Hopman Cup

“a x DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Roger Federer added to his
routs Gil in
By ALEXANDRA WILLIS

repertoire of through-the-legs winners on his’way to
beating Dutch qualifier Thomas Schoorel 7-6 (3), 6-3

Ist round Associated Press
CHENNAI, India (AP) —

at the Qatar Open in his first official match of the
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych

season.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal also advanced, beating
cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win
Tuesday over Frederico Gil

Karol Beck 6-3, 6-0.
After a sluggish first set, the No. 2-ranked Swiss hit
his-stride in the second. Leading 5-2 and faced with a
ball that changed direction after clipping the top of the
net, Peaies flicked it through his legs for a clean win-
of Portugal to move into the ner int nee he Best shots'a
2 gain of my ¢ career, one I'm
onerne of the Chen- me going to look back on and smile, of course," Federer
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win only the sixth game of
the second set.
Berdych will meet Ivan
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round.










PERTH, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic
defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday to
help Serbia remain unbeaten at the Hopman .
Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia.

Ana Ivanovic stopped Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-0 to
win the first point for Serbia despite appearing
to hyperextend her left knee in the second set.
Djokovic and Ivanovic later combined to win

the doubles against Hewitt and Molik 6-7 (5), 6-

4 (10-6 tiebreaker).

Serbia can reach the final Saturday with a :
win Thursday over Belgium, which eliminated "I played great, especially the beginning of the
, Kazakhstan 3-0. Seven-time Grand Slam winner second I was playing some of the best tennis

Justine Henin downed Sesil Karatantcheva of I've played in this year and a half," Djokovic

_ Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3. said. "We players have great respect for him
Henin, who is returning from an elbow injury (Hewitt) because he's a big fighter, he keeps
sustained at Wimbledon, made her first appear: on coming back. He's won everything — Grand —















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Federer sealed the win in the next game.

Federer successfully pulled off the shot — also
known as a "tweener" — at the previous two U
Opens, at last year's Shanghai Masters and at the 2007
Dubai Open.
















Third-seeded Stanislas - ance at the Hopman Cup. Slam, world No. 1, Davis Cup — and he wants In the second round, Federer plays Swiss compatri-
Wawrinka detested Tadian "I wait 28 years to come here, but maybe I'll | more, so you have to respect that." _ ot Marco Chiudinelli, who beat Reda El Amrani 3- 6,
wildcard Rohan Bopanna 6- come back next year, who knows," she said. "I Ivanovic felt OK after overextending her left 7: 6 (3), 6-3. : :

46-4. love to play in Australia, they have a sports cul-. knee midway through a point while leading I hope to do well here, said Federer, who won

Fourth-seeded Richard ture, it's just great." Molik by a set and 3-0. Ivanovic manaesd to fin- the tournament in 2005 and 2006.

Gasquet of France stopped Djokovic, who has won his last four matches _ ish off the set 6-0. * "I know (Rafael) Nadal i is here and that makes this _
qualifier Edouard Roger- against Hewitt on the ATP Tour, saved four "I was a little bit scared because in that one event very interesting." —
Vasselin 6-1;,.6-3, and sev- break points at 2-2. and won four games to take _ split step that I made I went a little bit low and Nadal led 3-0 in the first set, and broke Beck all
enth-seeded Xavier Malisse-.--}-- the first'set. I felt a’sharp pain in my knee," Ivanovic said. three times in the second.




"I try to do better every day and be consistent,"
said Nadal, who won the French Open, Wimbledon
and the US Open last year. "I wanted to do that. It is

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BBF #568
1998 CHEVY BLAZER BBF #333 “ : 2000 MONTE CARLO, ,
white interior oar EE aMaon, sound system 4 door, red exterior, asking $3500 O.N.O ALSO ee Re are ie fed i eee har! i te He ave we oof, Be aa
AIC, Cold Clean title, 22” rims, Custom grill and| | 1991 Mercedes 190 E-series, silver ext., good Se eean utes a aero aoa (7 months old), in excellent condition:
"""" “head lights. Priced for quick sale for parts, asking $800 O.N.O See Thee Cunt eens oe ts
*Asting $7000 Peale, ph# 449-9944 : windows and poke, Geen neweiout, asking just bab race aroma 2nd
PH# 426-3520 (leave message) ask for Cindy ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987 willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093














BBF #295
2010 HONDA ACCORD SE S

Silver exterior, Black leather interior, Clean BBF #328 a
ae 2003 HONDA ACCORD,

title, 1,500 miles, serious inquires only , Also clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,













BBF #357 aprsces
2007 HONDA ACCORD, . BBF #570 3
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID :

(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start, 1998 DODGE RAM 3500 VAN,







2002 Chevy Trail Blazer, Black exterior, Be OO alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22” - Runs Great, A/C, 13 Seats, Great For Taxi
ph#376-8600 / 324-6356 4 doors, clean, leather interior, sunroof, BINS SERIE 815,800: ONO $5500.00 OBO

ph# 429-2163 :

asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230 PH# 376-8476

BBF #300 BF #562 BF #590

2000 TOYOTA DT Tae (is 300 LEXUS), 1998 FORD EXPLORER,
silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in] 4dr, A/C, CD PI , good dition, ONO
f and out, asking $13000 O.N. : if : AY OR GOOd COMMON:
license until Oct 2011 $2,000
ph# 427-0289/455-0289 : ; - ph# 448-7521

2007 GRAND CHEROKEE ‘ :
excellent condition, must see to appreciate, 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA,
Bank financing assistance available, asking . clean in and out, low miles, CD Changer,

$19,500 ONO, Keyless entry, keyless start, very nice car, for
ph# 426-4565 $13,500 ph# 455-1184










BBF #307 Ree : : r
BBF #331 2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE, .
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,

1994 CHEVY CAPRICE .
2002 FORD EXPLORER, cold, A/C, automatic transmission power 1999 CHEVY MALIBU,

DVD & CD Player; A/C, 20” RIMS, Leather





; clean title, good condition, grey leather interior, | | windows and locks just landed from US custom oe in ang out Mud joadan): comes ee
|. .interior, clean title, good condition, mak i ing i factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate |. | . , Sound system, Player, Sunroot,
eke 9 c reid aoe pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is % F $12 500 Pe - Jrims, body kit, clean title, good condition, asking
offer, phi 544-0737 / 325-9117 i ph# 376-7617 456-7591/394-3203 $6800 ph# 448-7808

RIB #255







1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
Blue exterior, black interior, vehicle in good
condition, runs great, cool a/c, $3,500 O>B.O
Phone: 341-2284 0 r465-6187

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1999 NISSAN SENTRA,
cold A/C, fresh paint/sky blue, security system,
club, right hand drive, pwr. windows, CD player,
security system, asking $2800 1998 Ford
Contour gold exterior asking 1600ph# 341-7226
/ 557-2011 / 544-2187









BBF #603 e
; 2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
2003 HONDA ACCORD, blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
fully loaded, sunroof, leather seats, CD player, sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory
running in good condition, Just in from US, black| . Jinstalled DVD player, power locks and windows,
charcoal ph#426-2163/393-4104 asking $12000 ph# 466-8036








BBF #592









BBF #593
1998 HYUNDAI ACCENT,
CD player, A/C, asking 2000 price negotiable
- ph#433-8373

BBF #596
2 1999 LANCER,
‘A/C, CD player,.good condition, asking
$3000 ONO ph#423-9723,
ALSO 1996 HONDA LEGEND ~
A/C, CD player, good condition,
. ph# 376-9730 asking $4000 ONO

BBF #597 : 5
FRESH IN FROM STATES,
2005 HONDA ACCORD LX SPECIAL
EDITION
Comes with wood grain custom Rims (Velocity),
chromed.everything and HID Halo projector
lights asking 15,000 O.N.O. Contact:477-
' 2322/466-2322(gvalentinemiler)
_ milladun @ hotmail.com

|BBF #601

2008 HONDA RIDGELINE,
Clean title, blue ext, Grey Ctoth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO ,
ph# 341-2338 / 434.0882

RIB #275
2008 HONDA ACCORD :

White exterior with tan Interior .629,000.00 obo white &
chrome 22” rims, sound system, full chrome kit; Hid
lights in head & fogs, 21K miles, Just serviced, in
immaculate condition, stock original honda rims with
car. A clean xmas ride.361-1310,425-6384, 445-6561

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BBF #606

2000 TOYOTA BB(04 SCION XB),

black exterior, black interior,1.5 liter 4 cyl,
Greddy turbo kit, intercooler, and computer,
TRD full suspension, Blitz intake & full exhaust,
Oil cooler, Transmission cooler, 5 pc.
lip kit,/carbon fiber spoiler,16” rim,
$8,500.00 .
, 4546553/324-7827

BBF #607
; 2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765

BBF #609

2000 HONDA ACCORD,
Pioneer CD player, AC, Sound System, fully
loaded, license until April 2011 ,
~ asking $5,200 OBO, ph# 558-8351

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2004 ACURA 3.5 RL
‘Fully loaded, leather interior, navigation system,
A/C, Automatic, recently serviced, asking $8500
serious inquiries only
ph# 432-1805 / 445-3566

1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4 door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453



BBF #612
MUSTANG BOSS 5.0,
pwr windows, A/C, stick shift, excellent
condition, supped up engine, nitro. (the works)
runs very. well, asking $6500
ph# 394-1942

RIB #011 j
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int é
Automatic, power windows/locks/am/fm radio,
CD player, extra clean, asking $13,500 ono.
Serious inquiries only!
Tel 341-8221, 457-1303, 361-6758.



RIB #246
1998 FORD EXPLORER
Maroone exterior - ;
Price $5,500.00
4 door
Cell 465-2106



RIB #253
- 2005 HONDA ACCORD"
Silverv exterior, leather interior
-$13,500.00 _ nae
Excellnt condition.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668
or 394-8515

RIB #

2007 HONDA. ACCORD ’
White exterior with tan/leather interior.
’ $16,500.00
Good condition, leather, 4 door, ex, sunroof,
Financing for salary deduction hotel,
government workers.
2006 HONDA CIVIC
4 door. $15,000.00
Call 395-0252 cell 431-7741




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RIB #256
1999 NISSAN SENTRA
Cold AC/CD player. Just in from Miami
: $3,800.00
2003 CHEVY CAVALIER
Cold AC, CD player, just in from miami
$5,500.00. Cell 429-5559’

RIB #257 : -
2001 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior, cold a/c, cd player.
Just in from Miami $6,800.
Also 1995 HONDA ACCORD,
stick shift $4,500
Phone: 429-5559

1996 FORD EXPLORER
Red exterior, beig interior, in good condition,
$1,000. Phone: 429-3014 or 324-8415

1999 HONDA PRELUDE
$4900 OBO: Great running condition, auto,
tiptronic, dohl vtech, red exterior black leather
interior,a/c, 4 wheel steering, 8" t.v with solid
sound system, glass sunroof with newly tinted
windows, rhd.drive,low.miles, regularly serviced,
fast yet great on gas, licensed to august
2011.376-9126

RIB #371 vas
1997. MERCEDES E320
Black exterior with black interior, car phone,

| power and memory seats, mirrors and steering

wheel. Service by dealer.
$9,300.00 :
Call 432-4167 or 361-6228(evening)





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RIB #278
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior with tan interior. $27,500.00 ono
Fully loaded, xm radio, 6 disc CD changer.
One owner, just in from states, clean title, S/R,
low mileage. 2
1999 HONDA ACCORD. $5,500.00
Call 364-3691, 557-1205

: 2008
HONDA 650 XRL TRAIL MOTOR BIKE Red &
white. $6,500.00
Like new, chrome down with accessories
1999 HONDA ACCORD $5,500.00
Tel 364-3691, 557-1205.

2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
; 00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434

RIB #401 5
1998 HONDA ACCORD JDM CL1 SIR

White exterior , black interior. 4 door, automatic,
low miles, cd player, a/c, powered windows and

doors, fog lights, HID lights, 17” performance

wheels, 5-matic transmission. Perfect running

condition. Serious inquiries only, $7,000.00.

Phone 432-0759

RIB #281
2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
$9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.

RIB #290
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00 ©
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260

PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145

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RIB #308 .
2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Fully loaded, v6,
22” rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof, must go.

$13,000.
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899

RIB #416
2000 VW BEETLE,
standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.

‘HONDA ACCORD
4 door champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789

FOR SALE
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
$16,000.00 obo
Champagne exterior with leather interior. 54,000 miles
Excellent condition, seats 6, dual AC, CD player,
radio, power windows & seats.
Contact 327-0877 after 3pm or 436-8859 or 467-9709

RIB #325
2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949

1997 HONDA PRELUDE
Burgundy exterior, black interior. Right hand
drive, triptronic, immaculate condition inside &
out, fully body kit, factory rims, leather seats and
remote start, running good, Ac dead cold.
$5,500.00
Call 425-4608

RIB #429 .
2008 HONDA CIVIC
Navy blue exterior with grey interior
$18,500.00
Power lock, power windows, AC, CD player,
good running condition, 4 door.
Cell 429-0093 or 676-7079

RIB #366
2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
Silver exterior with grey interior, 42,000 miles,
4 new tires, just seviced, looks and drives good.
$17,500.00
Cell 376-7201

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RIB #372
1997 MECEDES BENZ C230 KOMPRESSOR
Navy blue exterior with black/leather interior
$7,900.00
Very good condition, AMG option, 5 speed, stick
shift. all service records, pionner stereo system
w/12 disc CD changer.
Call 919-887-4041 cell 424-6859

RIB #386
2006 HONDA ACCORD Ex,
all white everything, 5pd, 20inch chrome rims,
grey interior, hid headlights and hid fog lights,
sound system, cold a/c, mint condition. $13000
ono, also 2 sets of 22inch rims and tires
$1500ono. call 4559950

#388
~ 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE
Black exteror with beige interior
6,000.0 ono .

26” star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom gril, clean must see.
power everything.

Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686

2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE
Beige exterior with beige interior. $9,000.00 .
22” rims, AC, leather interior and good condition
Also 99 DODGE DURANGO JEEP
3 row leather seats. $5,000.00
Call 242-427-2140 for more info. Ask for Tony

RIB #400
2009 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN
$18,000. 4DR, Automatic, White ext., Tan int.,
16k Miles, XM Ready CD Player, A/C, Factory
: Alarm, Brand new tires.
Call: 433-4377 or 432-0759









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2007 HONDA ACCORD
Pearl white exterior with black interior, 4 door,
4 cylinder, good condition pink HID lights,
fog lights, AC. & 22” rims.
Call 356-2492 or 325-4120

RIB #404
2004 HONDA ACCORD
Green exterior with black interior. 2 door,
p/w, auto clean interior, custom sound system,
20 inch rims. Asking $12,000.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 465-9329

RIB #414
2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00
2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268

TRIB #527

2003 FORD TAURUS
- Grey exterior, light grey/leather interior
" $6,8000.00
Fully loaded, luxury; limited edition w/sunroof,
in excellent conndition. Must sell by x-mas
will negotiable. Call 676-3864 or 376-3837 -

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2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
Exterior Color: Wine/Dark Red
Interior Color: Grey Leather
Excellent condition-
Asking $8500 ONO.

Call 456-9097

‘RIB #417A
: 2005 FORD FOCUS
sedan Exterior Color: Beige Interior Color:
Tan Engine: 4 Cylinder
Excellent Condition
Asking $7500 ONO
Call 456-9097

RIB #4
? 2000 BMW 528!
Silver exterior with black/ leather interior
Sport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,

standard shift, good condition, well maintained.

Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6298 cell 467-9346

FOR SALE
2006-BACKHOE CAT 430E
$89,000.00 (DUTY PAID)
1400 Hrs like new, Ac deluxe cab, Hi
ambient cooling, extended hoe, 4 in 1
loader bucket, joystick controls,

4 wheel drive
V-line strata coral rock buckets 20”
and 12”, 1- heavy duty 36” bucket.

. For more info call.
Rich 366-2210 cell 475-1604

RIB #542; ES i
~: 1998 MAZDA MILLENIA V6
‘Blue exterior with grey interior
y i i $4,500.00
Very good condition, power mirrors, windows,
. drivér seat, AC_works great.
| Expat leaving Island
: : Call 376-7470

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TRIB #553

RIB #438 ; y
2008 MITSUBISHI ECLISPE
Grey exterior with black interior, keyless entry,
alarm, AC, CD player, alloy rims, fog lights,
very clean, like new. License until July
Asking $17,000, 2.4 cylinder engine,
great on gas.
422-2772 or 432-2772,394-8847

RIB #440
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
: $17,000.00 A
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather’
interior, custom grill, 22” rims.
Cell 552-6741

RIB #450 :
: 2005 VOLVO XC-90
w/DVD Player & 2 Headsets, CD, Seats 8,
Leather Seats, Low mileage $24,999
Call 393-6286 (D) 324-7557 (E)

RIB #507A : Re
: . 1999 FORD MUSTANG GT z
White exterior with grey/leather interior ,v8;
"standard shift, flow masters exhaust.
$5,500.00
Call 376-5738

2008 NISSAN ALMERA
Burgundy exterior with black interior
Must sell!! clean as new,.4 door, automatic,
power windows, locks, air conditioed
Serious inquiries only. $10,500.00 ono
Call 341-8221 or 457-1303 or 361-6758



2008 HONDA ACCORD

Black exterior, leather seats. Car can be viewed

at East Bay St. Financing and insurance
available $8,500.00. Also
2004 HONDA ACCORD RIMS. $4,500.00
Cell 429-2251

RIB #514 j
2007 CHEVY TAHOE |
Gold exterior with black interior, 34,000 miles,
good condition, sound system, NMC serviced,
custom wheels, clean title, never damaged.
$30,000.00
Call 364-7087 cell 359-0777

RIB #515 f Bey:

2004 NISSAN INFINTI G35 COUPE
Royal blue exterior, black interior, excellent
condition, never driven in Nassau, fully loaded,
banking facilitation available.

; _ Contact Giovanni-
341-2734/376-5573/341/2451

TRIB #518

2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
White(pink gloss from sun) exterior with black
interior, new paint job, cool AC and running in

good condition. Asking $7,500.00 ono

Call 326-3440 or 565-0050



RIB #564 *
1998 ALTIMA.

.. White exterior with tan interior.
$4,700.00 ono AC, factory rims, CD player,
clean in and out, runs very well.

‘Just in from US.
| Cell 466-9721 or 364-8046



E TRIBUNE




RIB #531
2003 FORD EXPEDITION -EDDIE BAUER
White trim with tan, low mileage,tan leather
interior, 3 row seat, 6 CD changer, DVD player,
22” chrome rims, in excellent condition, 4
original customize rims, AC. $11,000.00
Call 324-8712 or 448-1373 cell

1998 MITSUBISHI LANCER
White exterior, grey interior, $2,500.00 ono Very
good condition, ice cold AC, power locks and
windows, flat screen DVD player, tinted, just
serviced. Nice hoilday deal, ready to ge, Cell
445-2801

RIB #576
2009 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior
2010 HONDA ACCORD; EX
Green exterior, fully loaded!! must see!!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308

1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
Black exterior with tan/leather interior
$4,300.00 ono. Excellent condition, interior detailed for
sale. Christmas Special!
2002 MERCEDES A-160 $1500.00
Needs engine work.
excellent interio/exterior/DVD player included.
Serious inquiries only. 357-7865, 4296710



1992 HONDA CIVIC
Chamagne exterior with grey interior
$1 ,8Q0.00 Sold as is.

Running but needs some work. .
Cell 525-5012

RIB #544
2001 SUZUKI BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942

RIB #584
1997 HONDA LEGEND
Gray, CD.player, AC, in Good condition
$4,000.00 ono
Contact: 1-242-557-3635

TRIB #550
2001 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with tan/leather .$4,000.00 ono
4 cylinder, v-tec, 94,000 miles,
4 door, cold AC, automatic, windows, doors,
locks. For more info give me a call
392-0783 or 4299273

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 LTD EDITION V8
AUTOMATIC 1998
TOTALLY UNMARKED METALLIC BLUE WITH FULL
LIGHT GREY LEATHER.

CRASH BARS AND CHROME RUNNING BOARDS
8 SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, SUNROOF, VERY
RARE. AUTOMATIC!

FULL 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHICH WILL DRIVE ON SAND,
ROCKS AND ALL ROUGH TERRAIN WITH NO ©
PROBLEMS.

THE VEHICLE RUNS ON GAS OR LPG.

FULL SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW AND JUST .HAD

MAJOR SERVICE IN THE UK.

EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD. THIS VEHICLE

HAS BEEN VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER AND HAS
NOT DONE ANY HARD OFF ROAD WORK.
THIS VEHICLE IS A RARE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION DEFENDER.
AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON PARADISE ISLAND

$29,995 USD
PLEASE CALL ANYTIME: 357 9117/357 9118/225 1096

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 7

RIB #560 ;
- BRAND NEW 2011 JAGUAR XF
PREMIUM LUXURY.

Soft grain seats, Parking Aid pack with rear
camera, 19" alloy wheels,3.0 V6 Petrol
320w Jaguar Premium Sound System +

Port Interface
Priced $97,995.00. Ph: 361-0000/424-0035.

RIB #561
2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY II SE-7.
Dual Sunroofs, Cold AC, AM/FM/CD Stereo. All
time 4wheel drive. Price $10,500.00.
Ph 424-0035

RIB #592 ;
2000 FORD EXPEDITION
Black exterior with grey interior.
$2,500.00. AC; 22” ams touch screen DVD.
ISO.
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
’ Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator
Asking $1,000.00 -
Call 361-5501 cell 423- -8927



RIB #562
2011 KINROAD 800CC &1100CC STREET
Legal on road & off road-super sport ATV
Buggys for sale powered by suzuki 800cc
$7, 500.00 & 1100cc. $8,800.00
Please call 434-7550 or 426-5520

RIB #563

2000 TOYOTA LITEACE
Silver exterior. Excellebt family or business
van, only 55k, ice cold AC, power everything,
CD player, gréat on gas & easy to maintain.
$7,500.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 448- 5602



RIB #567
CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911

RIB #569
‘19991 ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK FOR
SALE

closed body truck, white/multi, needs minor
_ body repairs. Ideal for medium to large
deliveries. Asking $8500.00 ono
Call 326-6331/2/4

RIB #968 as
CAR FOR SALE
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Sport GT-Rims
Perfect condition low miles 30,000.00
5,500.0ono
Telephone: 361-5177 &
361-5220 ext-239 or 241

TRIB #570 -
1999. FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER
Red/brown exterior, brown interior. Leaving
island priced for sale. $9,000.
Phone: 394-8837, 544-9861 or 552-8530

TRIB #571
2003 DODGE RAM 1500
White and grey exterior, black interior,
owner leaving island.
Priced for quick sale. $14,000.
Phone 394-8837, 544-9861 or 552-8530





1998 HONDA SABER
Silver exterior, good condition, very reliable.
$8,000 ono. Expat leaving.
Call 362-0881 cell 376-3940



RIB #588, :
1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
Silver exterior with grey interior, 4 cylinder, AC,
- CD player, in excellent condition.
: $1500.00 ono
Call 324-8415 cell 429-3014

\

RIB #583



2003 DODGE RAM :
Silver exterior with grey interior
$11,000.00 ono
License untill Sept 2011. Great condition,
cold AC. Cell 525-5670 or 302-1517






BBF #613
2004 HONDA ACCORD COUPE EX,
Black exterior, black leather interior, seats
sunroof, 6 disc CD Changer, seats warmers, ice
cold A/C, 4 Cylinder, great on gas, factory rims,
| excellent condition, clean in and out,
asking $12,500 ph# 428-3195

RIB #468 o f
2004 SEA FOX OPEN FISHERMAN /
225hp, 4-stoke boat & engine ,
254-hrs, 2005 trailer, excellent condition,
garage kept, never sail in Bahamas, trim tabs
; aire quarts coolers, ¢
remote lig . $34,000 ono. Quick sale.
: all:433-9557/392-4673 iy.

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RIB #586
2004 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER
Blue exterior with grey interior. $9,900.00
Fully loaded, excellent condition.
Call 324-4416 or 395-1706

RIB #581
2001 LAND ROVER- RANGE ROVER
Navy blue exterior with grey/leather interior
Owner leaving, good condition, recently
serviced, license until Nov 2011
As Is. $18,500.000bo
Call 544-1295 or 429-1892



RIB #595 : : :
1999 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT
Black exterior with blackl/leather interior
Good condition,’ AC, power windows, radio,
tape, tinted windows, automatic trans.
“$2900.00
Cell 393-3939



BF #614 :
2003 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
2 door, clean title, running in good condition,
blue exterior, black leather int. HID and fog
lights, A/C, power everything, 4 cylinder, factory
alarm, asking $8500 ONO serious inquiries
ph#376-7858/325-0152

FOR SALE
17FT AQUA SPORT BOAT
$5,500.00

140ce engine with aluminum trailer,
Excellent condition. Sea ready.
Call 456-7008























RIB #593
1996 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
Grey exterior, blue Interior, with CD player,
Factory Alarm entry and Alloyed rims.
Automatic, A/C Recently detail and
Sefviced. $5,500.00 or nearest offer.
Ph. 424-0186

RIB #590

2004 CHEVY TAHOE
Smoke grey exterior with tan leather interior
$10,500.00 obo. Owner leaving Island,
Only serious inquiries please. Cell 558-6825

RIB #596

2004 DODGE DOKOTA
JUST IN FROM US

AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low

$8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182

BBF# 597 ae
1973 28 Bertram Fly bridge Cruiser
Twin 350 crusader engines.
A/c, Sleeps 4, Tinted windows,Refrigerator

Sink, toilet. In shape
Fresh water tank 27 gallons -
Remote huh Speed at
emote 4
Make ‘An Offer.$2¢,000 0.B.0.
Call1(242)359-1320








Silver exterior, extended cab, 4 door, automatic,

miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth



THE TRIBUNE

RIB #578
2002 HONDA ACCORD

Silver exterior with black interior ,AC, CD, runs

great, clean inside & out, stick shift, HID lights,
must see! $7,000.00 ono
2002 NISSAN MAXIMA,

CD, leather, AC, new. Asking $7,500 ono
Call 364-0639,449-6254,465-4640

RIB #620
, 2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Red exterior, 20” rims.
$8,000.00 ono
Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749



IB #948
2008 HONDA CIVIC
Black exteriot with grey interior,"
2 door, auto, $15,000.00
Call 327-6746 Cell 242-525-0831



Gt35r turbo kit for Rb25det $1800.00.
Kit includes:
1) Gt35r turbo. Dual ball bearing internal gate
14psi actuator .63 rear.
2) Brand new jecs 550cc injectors.
3) Brand new low mount turbo manifold with
spacers. :
4) P.I.T bcu electronic boost controller with built
in turbo timer and everything needed for install.
- 5) Front/Dump pipe heat wrapped.
Everything is in perfect working order.
Guaranteed 400 plus wheel horsepower.
Cell 456-3370





IB #287

2000 MAKO 221
White, 22’ center console (di

paid)
2005, 200 hp mercury-100 hrs,
. VHF, garmin color GPS
xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
3 months vox., $19,500
Cell 424-2483



ae Smal ees

RIB #573
. 25’ HYDRA-SPORT,

Twin 250 yamaha’s, runs excellent, very clean,
furuno GPS, clarion cd bracket, double-axle
aluminum trailer. A true must see!! Many extras,
must sell. $24,000.00 ono
Call 436-5065,544-6187

RIB #574
19’ BOSTON WHALER OUTRAGE,
2000 mercury 200 hp EFI, runs excellent, very
fuel effecient, nice t-top, cooler seat, 60+mph,
very solid hull, looks good, floor needs paint
only, new tank, unsinkable. A steal@6,900
no trailer. 436-5065,544-6187

RIB #360A
FOR SALE- BRAND NEW!

Men’s 26” roadmaster 18 speed mountain bike.

$220.00
Pioneer DEh1300MP car CD player $150
Pyle 400 watt subwoofer w/bin $85
Xbox 360 4 GB w/WiFi $395
Call 525-6223

BBF#615
22” VELOCITY 800 RIMS $1 250. 00,
03-05 Hon Accord Grille $100.00 04-07 Nissan
Max Driver Door Glass $175.00,
ph# 326-4155/456-0644

RIB #395
1996 TIARA 4000 EXPRESS
With twin cummins diesels
Generator, AC, Raymarine plotter and many
extras. $195,000.00 ono
Call 325-2380 or 324-2184 Sands

1986 CHEERMEN THROLLER FISHING BOAT
Fiber Glass Hull
38 ft long
Engine type: Detroit Diesel
Asking price: $40,000 Nearest Offer
Contact Mark Turnquest @ 357-0934

RIB #587

2007-HONDA CIVIC SI RIMS (USED)
17 inch, 5 hole, 5 rims + tires
_$650, call 4247448/3643459



CARIB _GENERATORS
SUPER SILENT - PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -

Isuzu

+ Isuzu
Isuzu
Ricardo
Ricardo
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins



BP ROE

OKW TO 4000KW FACTORY DIRECT
SAU & FAMILY ISLANDS------- Phone 427-3749 °

U.K. Perkins
U.K. Perkins 40kw
C.N. Perkins
U.K. Perkins

. GENERATORS:
Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon-fuel tanks,

Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Alternators, Weather Proof
Enclosures, Shipping ’& Customs Duties Included ....

Sib Diesel $7,193.00 _ -
kw Diesel $8,100.00. -
24kw Diesel $ e 525.00
30kw Diesel $ 8,354.
Diesel $ 9,318. 00
Diesel $11 4 75.00
Diesel $12,046.00
Diesel $13,250.00
Diesel $18,876.00
30kw Diesel $12,102.00
Diesel $12,445.00
60kw Diesel $13,467.00
90kw Diesel $21,200.00

-50% Deposit:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 9



RIB #585
TOUR BOAT FOR SALE $50,000 ONO.
This boat was primarily used for diving,
snorkeling, sightseeing, and day away trips. It is
an easy convert for commercial fishing as well.
Motivated seller. Info 242-525-9754 or
ExpatBahamas@yahoo.com ~

GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS

THIS ISN’T A DEAL
THIS IS A STEAL!!

BRAND NEW
_JON WAY 50cc’s Scooters |

$995.00

RED, BLUE, BLACK
“ONLY 4 LEFT!
CUSTOM eines eine START

Call AL 448-3570 or 393-3604

2007 CROWNLINE 340 CR. CRUISER .
Mercury 496 MAG MPI Twins 750
- Bravo Ill. Duty paid in the Bahamas,

boat is in excellent condition and engines|

only have 150 hours on them.
Paid $225,000.00 As New
Asking $150,000.00
(Serious inquiries only)
Call Bert Krista at 376-0199

~2006 AVON JET TENDER,

Yamaha powered jet drive, 50 hrs, excellent
condition, 11’ tender with new trailer, special
edition. Great tender, great price.
$9,000.00 ono. Call 436-5065 or 544-6187

RIB #387
FOR SALE: 2009 883 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER :
JUST LIKE NEW ONLY 394 MILES. ALWAYS
KEPT IN GARAGE.

NEW FORWARD PEDAL KIT INSTALLED.
COMES WITH A COVER.
$15,000.00 CONTACT: DAMON PINDER @
242-367-2598.



Best prices on quality name brand Pirelli,
Toyo, Nitto, Delinte, Vogue, Mickey
hompson among other brands.

RIB #259
HID KITS Starting at $100.00
Also replacement bulbs & ballast
Cell 425-9107 or 468-1003

($89.95 245/30/22

$130.00 3555/30/22

$135.00 9565/35/22

$170.00 5657/40/22

$170.00.

$180.00 305/40/22

$190. oe 305/45/22

_ $200.00 255/30/24

$245.00.305/35/24
305/30/26
Ph# 394-4128

TYRE SPECIALS| ©
205/ 40/ 17 $100
215/ 45/ 17 $110
215/ 35418 $130
225/ 40/ 80 $130
245/ 35/ 20 $180
255/ 35/ 20 $220
245/ 30/ 22° $255
' 255/30/ 22 $240
305/\45/ 22 $265
Tinting from $110

ph# 356-2109





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Dell + HP MINI LAPTOP SALE:

1 GB RAM;.160HD; WIFI; Windows XP or
Windows 7; Webcam; Card Reader; Anti Virus
Software. 1 Year Limited Warranty. Finance/
LayAway from $399.99 Call 323.6315

BBF #793 :
HP Laptop Special:
‘| Webcam; Win 7. CD/DVD Burner. 2GHz. 3GB
RAM. 320HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook

and Twitter Ready. Anti Virus. 1 Year Warranty.

Finance | LayAway from $599.99.
Cail 323.6315.

BBF #795
5 HP Compag 15” Laptop Special:

Win 7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM. 250HD. }

WIFI. Gard Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus; Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance | LayAway from $499.99. Call

: 323.6315.

RIB #458

DELL LAPTOP DS 620 LATTITUBE 1.8 GHZ

PROCESSOR 1024MB DVD/CDRW XP
WIRELESS

Cal! 324-8471



RIB #534

CHEAP 27” TV’S

‘Starting at 149.00

All games available.
Call393-7943 -

BBF #922
Toshiba Laptop 15” Special:
Windows 7; CD/DVD RW; 2.1 GHz ; 2GB RAM;
250 HD; Card Reader;. WIFI; Anti Virus
Software; 1 Year Warranty. Financel LayAway.
Price $489.99. Call 323.6315.

$599.99

BBF #921
HP COMPAQ COMPLETE DESKTOP
SPECIAL: 3GB RAM; 320 HD; CD/DVD RW;
USB Ports; Windows 7+ More; Anti-Virus;
Speakers included. Finance/LayAway from
$599.99. Call 323.6315.

BBF #916 .
Dell Zino Desktop Special:,
2GB RAM; 250 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;

Win Vista | 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers; NOT

included. Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.



RIB #225
HP PAVILLION LAPTOP $599.00
Dual core CPV, 3 GB ram,web cam,320 GB hard

drive, wireless internet. 1 year warranty. Free Av and
office softs. NOLO. Cat 264- 7354

| OMmce SCMWarO. Van OS oot |

RIB #285A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585
Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860
-. Toshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1300MP car CD player w/remote
150

Free_cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223



[5559.99

BBF #920
IBM Lenovo Laptop:
Webcam; 3GB RAM; 250GB HD; CD/DVD
Burner; Windows 7; Anti Virus; 2.1 Ghz; WIFI
1 Year Warranty. Price from $559.99.
Finance/LayAway. Call 323.6315.

RIB #223
GATEWAY MINI LAPTOP $345.00
10.1” screen, 1 GB ram, windows 7, built in web
cam, wireless internet.1 year warranty
Ph: 364-7854 e.sales @ tronicquest.com

BBF #789
.Dell Inspiron 15” LAPTOP SALE:

’ Win Vista/7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM.
160HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Anti-Virus. 1 Year
Warranty. Finance | LayAway from $499.99.
Call 323.6315.

- _H.P. PAVILLION TX 2000
TOUCH SMART TABLET P.C.
Swivel screen, altec lansing speakers, windows
vista. Hardly used.
Cost $1,200.00, new $425.00
Call 424-0554 or 327-8086

RIB #285
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Playstation 3 160GB &WiFi w//2 free games
; & 2 mics $570
Xbox 360 4GBw/WiFi(new models)$395
Nintendo ved sports & mario Bros

Nintendo Ds or psp $280
ipod touch 8GB $285.
Call:525-6223



THE TRIBUNE

RIB #112
GREAT FOR KIDS
Or college students. Genuine microsoft xp pro,
Microsoft office & antivirus wireless, 1GB mem,
80 gb hd, intel pentium m 14.1 inch screen to
dvd’s. $329.00. 394-0120/565-9253

$349.99,

BBF #918
ACER EM + ACER MINI LAPTOP:
1 GB RAM; 160-250GB HD; WiFi; Windows 7;
Webcam; Card Reader. Anti Virus Software. 1
Year Warranty. Finance/LayAway from $349.99.
Call 323.6315 —

BBF #788
ACER EM + ACER 15" LAPTOP Special:
2GB RAM; 160GB HD; Windows 7; CD/DVD
RW; WiFi. ‘Card Reader; Anti-Virus Software.
1 YEar Warranty. Finance / LayAway from
$499.99. Call 323.6315



RIB #224
TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP $475.00
15.6 screen, 2 GB ram, 250 GB hard drive
window 7, wireless internet. 1 year warranty free
software. 364-7854 or sales @tronicquest.com







RIB #360
FOR SALE -BRAND NEW!
Nikon S3000 12MPdigital Camera
w/rechargeable battery $185
Olympus T100 12MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $135
Fujifilm J40 12.2MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $150
Ipod touch 8GB $295
Call 525-6223



THE TRIBUNE |

XEROX
MACHINE
contact 322-
6578 for more
information.
Asking price is

$4,000.00 -

RIB #521
PS3 Bundle, 160GB,
3 Games $599
Cam corder $199
Call 394-4357 cell 422-0789

NEW SERCUITY
EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE.
6 motorola 6 miles, 6
solid steel sticks, 6 hand
cuffs,

Total cost $2,300.00
~ Cali 393-4487

or
393-7481, 458-5163

RIB #345
GAMES AND ACCESORIES FOR SALE
PS38, X-Box, WII, PsP,PS2,
- starting at $20.00 & up.
Tel:449-8024, 393-7986

*N-FUSION NEW
PROGRAM
Solaris, Phoenix and
(older model Nova)
Also Sonic 360
Premier and elite
satellite recieve
' available (new) now
watch adult chs and
Ppv movies and
events.
Phone: 324-5467

or
426-1437 or 636-3916

BBF #909
Universal Laptop Chargers:

Charger compatible with-most pc laptops. Fits
Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Compag, Fujitsu,
Asus, NEC ad more. 90W with multiple
connectors. Warranty included. Price $39.99.
Call 323.6315;

° BBF #605
SONY AWS-G500 ANYCAST .
All in one television and audio broadcast solution, 4-Video inputs/ 6-Audio Inputs, integrated
graphics totally portable asking $5000 ONO
ph# 324-8444 ,

RIB #650
‘ILINK & NFUSION PROGRAMMER SYSTEM
& :

. HDTV SYSTEM
Contact: 341-6241 or 544-9556

RIB #579

2 VERY NICE SLIGHTLY USED LEATHER |

SOFAS
Wood bottom. $1200.00 ono
Ph: 362-0881 or 376-3940

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 11

RIB #449
« BRAND NEW! CAR CD PLAYER
door speakers for sale. $45.00
. Pioneer w/remote MP3/ready $145.00
Pioneer w/remote USB/Ipod Mp3 ready $175.00
JVC w/remote mp3/ready $135.00
. Pioneer 12E $125.00 2
Call for more details. 376-3655/325-0815

“3 eo
ANIME AND TV SHOWS 4 SALE!

Every single anime, TV show, HBO series, Pay

Per View event and hentai is in. call 427-3330

BBF #911 -
Norton Antivirus Sale:

Industry leading protection against viruses,
spyware. Removes threats, causes no damage.
Scans constantly to stop future attacks. Price
$28.99. Call 323.6315.

DUAL SIM, MP3, MP4, WIFI (TOUCHSCREEN)
‘PHONES $1 90,

Gps,fm radio, tv, bluetooth, apps ‘downloadable
usb cord included Other dual sim phones
ranging from $65 Nokia 5030-$50 Wifi phone
and epad DEAL-$10 discount-370
Contact: email: crew242 @ gmail.com or 376-
8704 -

BBF #594
STARTING AT $22.00
NECKLACE SET!!!
FREE GIFT BOX, GIFT WRAP TISSUE
. PAPER AND BOW!!!
Ph# 357-4437 or 326-6910.

SHAWL &



PlayStation
Network Cards:
Purchase games,

| MapPacks, demos,
and more. $10 card
‘for $15. $20 card
for $25.

Call 323-6315

$49.99

BBF #928
MAGIC JACK VOIP TELEPHONE.

Use your computer and Internet service so you
can make calls to the US and Canada with no
monthly bill. 1 Year Warranty included. Price:

$49.99. Call 323-6315

BBF #912 .
HP 4GB Flash Drive Sale:
Store data, important files, videos, pictures and
take them with you. Works on any laptop or
desktop, just plug and play into any usb port.
Price $19.99. 1 Year warranty.
Call 323.6315

IPHONE 3GS 16GB FOR
$600,
iPhone 3g 16gb for $450
ph#456-3781/454-7209
phone comes with box in
mint
condition

EPAD - $190,
specs: 7 inch
touchscreen, 256 ram
memory, 2gb harddrive,
memory card slot, apps
market, wifi, ethernet /
usb adaptor included,
epad carrying sleeve
included, +$10 for a 4gb
memory card,
email:
crew242 @ gmail.com or
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DOG CRATES AND CARRIERS FROM $79.00
phi 325-4994/432-9237/431-1512

. PARROT FOR SALE
4 year.old tamed speaking Bahamian colors
Macaw Parrot for sale with big cage.
Looking for a good home.
Tel. 364-8697

HAVANESE, YORKY, MALTESE,
LABRADOODLE,
GERMAN SHEPHERD, ph#325-4994/432-
9237/431-1512

RIB #36
PITTBULL PUPPIES

8 weeks old, first shots and worming, aggressive

(look at photo), 4 males and 2 female. . Price
$350.00 each.
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OAKLEY SHADES
Authentic oilrings gascan and many other.
Many colors just $6

NBA and NEL jersey also authentic.
Call 432-2428

WOODLAWN SWING SETS .
KIDS PALACE $1,395.90
9-5 Monday- Friday.
_ Call 322-1103

RIB #539 |

MASSIVE LOWRIDER PITTBULL PUPPIES

With headsize and conformation, from a well
known bloodline. Serious inquiries only
* contact 557-1756 Leave messeage
(Pups 11 weeks with,2 shots)

RIB #562
SHIT-TZU PUPPIES FOR SALE
: Had 1st shot. $300.00.
Call 393-6343 or 394-8303

RIB #294
- SHIH-TZU PUPPIES:
6 weeks old, had first shot, very nice
looking. |
1 female, 5 males. $500.00 each.
Call 341-1369 cell 428-7998

0.00 casio G-shock $60.00

FOUR (4) HIGH

QUALITY SODA
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FOR SALE

$1500.00 each

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: VIKING COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES
The Viking Professional countertop appliances include
40 ounce blenders, 5 and-7 quart stand mixers, 12 cup
food processors, 2 and 4 slot toasters, hand blenders
and hand mixers.
All avaliable in stainless grey, bright red and black:
Call 322-1103

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES FOR SALE 4
Already had 2nd shot, 3 female and 3 male,
1 woman Pomerian aleady had 2nd shot.
Call 361-5734 or 466-7285

SHITZU PUPPIES FOR SALE
Male-$450
Female- $500
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BOSCH STAINLESS
STEEL PACKAGE
STARTING AT
$5,696.00!
Refrigerator, Range,
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Dishwasher.
Bosch can offer
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. LIKE NEW KITCHEN AID, FRIDGE
$1,500 ONO
ph# 357-4818 / 525-5745

BBF #604 i
° m RED NOSE PUPS,
good bloodline, big boned, has first shots,
asking-$600 for males and $650
forfemalesONO . \ ~
ph# 454-2213/565-0675

RIB #536

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES FOR SALE
$300.00
Black and brown
Call 322-2851 or 432-3968

GENERATORS FOR SALE

K: Perkins Genst engines S/N U807513C
7814 Hrs. $2,500.00

L: Perkins Genset engines
S/N 5594-11094 6594 Hrs. $3,000.00

O: Perkins Genset engines S/N U803261C
2657 Hrs. $4,500.00

P: Perkins Genset S/N U807514C
9372 Hrs .$2,000.00
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(JACK ISAACS
REALTY

EST. 1978 xe
AFIAMIAN ESTES
RENTALS APARTMENTS

EASTERN ROAD _ -. §1bed,
1bath, Furnished REF# 48009
Monthly $850 .

PRINCE CHARLES DRIVE - 2
beds, 2 baths, Semi-furnished
REF# 49209 Monthly $1,350

WEST GROVE - 2 beds, 2
baths, Unfurnished REF #
48409 Monthly $1,500

CABLE BEACH - 2 beds, 2.5
baths, Semi-furnished REF#
47709 Monthly $1,700

HIGHLAND PARK. - 2 _ beds,
2.5 baths, Furnished REF #
48709 Ménthly $1,800

LOVE BEACH - 2 beds, 2
baths, Furnished REF# 49309
Monthly $2,800

ORANGE HILL WEST - 2
beds, 2.5 baths, Furnished
REF# 41409 Monthly $3,000

SANDY PORT - 2 beds, 2.5
baths, Furnished REF# 42609
Monthly $3,500

VISTA MARINA - 3 beds, 3.5
baths, Furnished REF# 44909
Monthly $3,800

BAYROC —- 3 bed, 3.5 bath,

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Furnished REF # 50709
Monthly $8,500.00

NTA H ES:
HIGH: VISTA - 3 beds, 2.5

baths, Furnished REF# 44109
Monthly $ 2,400

HIGHLAND PARK - 3 beds, 2
baths, Semi-furnished REF #
46509 Monthly $2,450

CABLE BEACH - 3 beds,
1bath, Furnished REF# 42509
Monthly $3,000

CORAL HARBOUR - 4beds,
3baths, Furnished REF #
43809 Monthly $2,700
LOTS

FOX HILL: Approximately
6,100 sq ft lot with duplex belt
course. $92,000.00

TWYNAM HEIGHTS: Single
family lots approximately

11,000 Sq. Ft. $175,000.00

WEST BAY ST: SAFFRON
HILL: Single Family lots
starting $175,000.00

MULTI FAMILY WEST LAKE
PLANTATION: 9,100 Sq. Ft.
Lots starting $200,000.00

JACK ISAACS

REAL ESTATE

: CALL: 322-1069
info@bahamasproperty.com
www.bahamasproperty.com

JACK Isaacs
REALTY /

LOTS

BEACHFRONT LOT — OCEAN
CLUB ESTATES-EXCLUSIVE:
Unique lot with white sandy
beach in Exclusive Gated
Community on Paradise Island.
$5,000,000.00


to EST. 1978
“USIVERI TE

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MOUNT PLEASANT:
Charming 3 hati ac 1 bath
home mature
neighborhood. located

minutes from Lyford Cay
shopping center. $132,000.00
GREAT PPORTUNITY

EASTERN RD. TOWNHOUSE:
Panoramic Oceanviews 3 bed,
3 bath. Living and dining areas
extend to terrace. Loft with full
bathroom. beautiful pool,
laundry facilities, seconds from
beach: $399,000.00

DELAPORT TOWNHOUSE:
Oceanfront 3 bed 2. bath
townhouse with ocean views
from .every_ room. Stand-by
enerator. Gated community in
able Beach area.
$595,000.00

CABLE BEACH PENTHOUSE:
Oceanfront 3 bed, 2 bath, 2
story penthouse in Cable
Beach. In excellent condition
and comprised of
approximately 2,000 square
feet this penthouse is tastefully
furnished and boasts fantastic

views of the SURSUNGIAS
turquoise waters.
$865,000.00 .

WATERFRONT OLD FORT
BAY: - Stunning 3 bed, 3.5
bath family home is located in
the prestigious gated
community of Old Fort Bay.
Move-in ready with serene and
tasteful ambiance incorporating
Caribbean style furnishings,
artwork, window treatments and
decorative accents. Hardwood
floors throughout the master
suite, office and stairwell. Shell
Stone tile adorns all other
rooms and the patio and pool
area. Professionally
landscaped garden with fully
‘automated . irrigation system
and 60 KW Kohler Generator.
$3,700,000.00

JACK ISAACS

REAL ESTATE

CALL: See. 1069
www.bahamasproperty.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE
IN FREEPORT
Size 168x178x49
Utilities in place. .
$30, ee e: N.O

|
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EXCLUSIVES
EXUMA! Two lots available,
each with 10,000SF_~ with
utilities nearby, perfect for
future investment or your island
getaway! Web Ref: 564694.
Price: $17,999
FOXDALE! Residential lot with
11,312SF with — single/multi-
family zoning giving you various
options! Web Ref: 564697.
Price: $150,000
FOXDALE! 3bd/2bt family
home in a well established
area. Features a well laid out
floor plan with. open
livingdaining & kitchen Ww
breakfast bar. Laundry room,
tiled, wall a/c, and deck in.the
back yard. Web Ref: 564459
Price: $199,000: ‘
COMMERCIAL NASSAU ST!
Lot features. 10,777. SF, is
slightly elevated and has ample
room for your business venture!
Call today! Web Ref: 564322.
Price: $229,000 :
CABLE BEACH! Very
spacious condo. with 3bd/3.5bt.
Beach access and _ pool/sun
deck. Lots of counter space
and storage in kitchen, ceramic
tiles/carpet throughout, ceiling
fans, wall a/c units & lots of

windows. Web Ref: 564454
Price: $310,000
SANDYPORT! Premier canal-

front townhouse. 4bd/3.5bt end
unit features 2,444 SF of living
space not including porches
and a covered carport. Fully
fenced with a front yard and
there is a private deck, boat
dock and boat house! Web Ref:
563816 Price: $695,000
HARBOUR ISLAND! Ready for
immediate
attractively furnished 2bd/2bt
with hardwood floors, well-
equipped kitchen with breakfast
bar and laundry closet, large
master suite & ample storage.
Rent while you're not there!
Web Ref: 564437 Price: $1.1M
GREAT HARBOUR CAY!
Canal front property with 105+/-
feet of canal frontage. Spacious











14,221SF property has a
duplex accommodating a
3bd/2bt apartment and a
ibd/1bt apartment. Web Ref:
564604. Price: $1.25M

SALES
FREEPORT! 0.31 acre lot

just right for you CSF vedieniiy
located about 5 miles from
down town, restaurants &
shopping! Web Ref: 564732.
Price: $34,720

ANDROS! Two lots being sold
as one each being 100' x 200!
1 offering lots of space to build
your dream home and located
just. south of the Congo Town
Airport in beautiful Andros.
There is 100' of road frontage
on Queen's Highway and being
200' deep. Web Ref: 564916.
Price: $55,000 .
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.

Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs






occupancy,

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BAHAMAS



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SALES
ABACO! Unfinished triplex -
finish to your taste! Completed
up to the belt beam, desirable
location, family neighbourhood.
Nice size corner lot. Web Ref:
564619. Price: $125,000

SOUTH OCEAN! Large multi-
family lot located just off South
Ocean Blvd. with just under
12,500SF and approved zoning
for 5 townhouse units! Web
Ref: 564532. Price: $249,000






SAFFRON HILL! Prime ocean
view residential lot in the gated
subdivision - located _ directly
opposite the ocean with 9,000
SF. Web Ref: 564512 Price:
$320,000

FREEPORT! Beautiful home
with 140' deep: canal frontage.
Features 3bd+/3.5b+ and lots
of space for family and friends.
Gorgeous terrace overlooking
canal, 16' ceilings, impact
windows,2-car garage & _ lots
more. Web Ref: 564357. Price:
$1.25M

FOR RENT
EAST BAY ST! _ Centrally
located 1bd/1bt condo with

harbour views. Private, secure
complex featuring a pool, gym
& conference room. Close to

restaurants, marinas,

dawntown & Paradise Island.
Web Ref: 564931. Price:
$1,500 p/m

p.

PARADISE IS! With swimming
pool, lush tropical landscaping
and just minutes from all the
activities of Atlantis & a short
walk to-the beach this 1bd/1bt
apartment is offered attractively
furnished and _ features- a
comfortable layout. Web Ref:
564935. Price: $1,500 p/m
MOUNT VERNON! Charming
2bd/2bt condo overlooking pool
in upscale neighbourhood.
Features include a _ covered
patio, central air and a lush
garden. Offered tastefully
furnished. Web Ref: 564933.
Price: $2,000 p/m

THE GROVE! . Immaculate
3bd/2.5bt furnished townhouse
located in gated community.
Fully equipped kitchen’ with
energy star rated & other eco-
friendly features, spacious
living areas, wrap-around
custom built deck & gazebo.
Electrical shutters, central air &

2-car arage. Web Ref:
564708. $3,850 p/m ‘

PARADISE Is! Spacious
3bd/3.5bt apartment has
unmatchable. harbour front
views and location. Ground

floor a Speers has large wrap-
around patio. overlooking the
pool, marina and views beyond.
Web Ref: 564934. Price:
$5,000 p/m

Contact Bahamas Realty Lid.
‘Ph: 242-396-0000
. www.bahamasrealty.bs



Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

Rentals

Bay Street Office Space-
Starting at $500 p/m

Culberts Hill: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Apt.’ Fully Furn. Includes all
utilities. $1,100 p/m F

Pride Estates: 3 Bed, 2 Bath
home, furnished with — paved
driveway $1,300 p/m

Westridge: 2.Bed, 2 Bath Semi
Furn. Gated, washer & dryer.
$1,350 p/m

Sea Breeze Lane: 2 Bed, 2
Bath _ Fully Furn: Gated.
Washer/dryer. $1,400 p/m

Off West Bay: 2 Bed, 1 ‘Bath
Fully Furn. Incl.,
water,phone,cable,internet
$1,500 p/m

Carefree: 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Fully
Furn. Incl. water. Ocean & Pool
$1,500 p/m

West Bay Street: 3 Bed, 2.5
Bath Large Unfurn. Townhouse
$1,550 p/m

Sea Beach Estates: 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath. Semi Furn, granite, wood
floor $1,700 p/m

Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Spacious. Fully Furnished
$2,000 p/m

Delaporte Condo: 2 Bed, 2
Bath. Furn, pool, bch, gated.
$2,200 p/m

Cable Beach: 2Bed, 2Bath.
Gated, Furn. a/c, near beach
$2,300 p/m

Westridge: 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Fully Furn townhome with pool.
Gated $2,500 p/m

Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Oceanfront Gated, fully furn a/c
$2,500 p/m

Sulgrave: Manor: 2 Bed, 2
Bath Condo with pool & beach.
$2,500

Paradise Island: 2 Bed, 2.5
Bath. Furnished with Pool.
$2,600 p/m

Office At egaak Place- $2,500
“p/m

Delaporte Point: Townhome, 3
bed 2.5 bath, furn, oceanfront,
gated, pools, beach $3,500: p/m

Sandyport: 3Bed, 3.5 Bath.
Fully furn w/dock slip. Kids
Allowed $4,000 p/m

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Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

South Ocean: 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath
4,000 sq ft. home with pool and
a/c $4,000 p/m

‘Bay Street — night club $5,000

p/m
Sales
Residential/Comm i
Off Minnie St. — Duplex Bldg
for sale, 2 Bed, 1 Bath each:
side $150,000°

Sir. Lynden Pindling — 2 Bed,
2 Bath Home for sale. Unfurn.
Great Buy $165,000

San Souci: 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath
Townhouse, semi _ furnished
with courtyard $180,000 :

Hilltop (2nd Terrace): 2 Bed, 2
Bath, a/c. View of Atlantis and
harbor $185,000

Bernard Rd -3bd 2bth home
attached. 1bd apartment -
$190,000

Kool Air Drive: Duplex for sale
in Excellent Condition 2 Bed,
Bath. $205,000

Resario West: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhome w/pool, landscaped.
$239,000

Twynum: New 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhouse. Unfurnished with
deck $250,000

Off Hanna Rd: Duplex Building

Brand New. Burglar Bars
$265,000 :
Westridge: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Condo, Gated Access, Pool.
$269,000

Stapledon Gardens: Duplex
for Sale. 2 Bed, 1 Bath
$285,000

Sandford Drive (West): 2 Bed,
2.5 Bath Townhome a/c, gated,
pool $290,000

Chazon Esiates (Southwest
N.P): 3 Bed, 2 Bath Brand New
Home $299, 000

Restaurant with
attached 2 Bed, 2 Bath apt.
Brand New $330,000

Southern Breeze: Triplex Bldg.
A/C, 8,100 sq ft. Lot. $350,000

Marshall Road- Misty
Gardens — Like New Triplex
Deal Reduce NOW $410,000

Off Prince Charles: 3 Bed, 3.5
Bath Home Unfurnished,
landscaped $420,000

Sunset View Villas: 5 Bed, 3.5
Bath with oceanfront views on



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West Bay $750,000
Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
. sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

parmichael Road- Duplex,
home and land DEAL-
$800,000 ,
Lots ,

Nassau Village: Duplex Lot 75
x 75 Only $65,000

East St. South: Duplex Lot 55
x' 113 Brand new Subdivision
$80,000

Pride Estate: Duplex Lot 7, 000
Sq. ft $85,000.

Victoria Gardens: Duplex Lot
65x100..w/ footing &. plans
included $85,000

Off Harold Road — Triplex Lot
8,000 sq.ft.- $87,000 ...

Balfour Estates wees Brand
New Approved Duplex. Lots
ONLY $95,000

Marshal Road: Multi-Family
Lot 80 x 120.. Beach. Access
$95,000 .°

Via Della Rosa: Triplex Lots
starting from $99,000. Only 5
left.

Off Carmichael Rd: Triplex lot.
63 x 122. $107,000

John Claridge Estates: New
on Eastern Rd. Corner Lot 80 x
111. $115,000

West Winds: 70 x 92 Ridge Lot
in gated community with
amenities $125,000

High Point Estates: 8,517 sq
ft. Large Single Family lot
$125,000 :

Spikenard Road- Cul-De Sac
Large Lot 90x150- $150,000

Highland Park: Single Family
Lot 13,000 sq ft. 150 x 90.

* APTS LOTS FOR SALE
50x130, $75,000.
Cowpen Road.
Phone:423-1643, anytime
24 hours.
Ask for Hanna. *

CANAL FRONT
Two bedroom) 1.1,2 bath canal
front townhouse @ $300,000
pre-construction price. Contact
us at 242'362-2555/6
Fax 242- 362-2552
Email: rwhyms @coralwave. com
www. vehicebaybahamas. com

CHIPP INGHAM BAR with

many ome oct | 14,000 +square
1 ‘00 t lot.
Reduced to $375,000.
Call s428- 7587, 225-4130

Coral

BLESSED ROCK
REALTY

Telephone.
341-4303, 454-1702,
454-8978 or 395- 6483



Harbour 80x100

$99,500.00

Off Carmichael Road 52x110
$73,000.00

Off Soldier Road 50 x 100
$49,000.00

Pine Barren of Prince Charles
51x143 $73,000.00

Off Cowpen Road 50x100
$62,500.00

Fox Hill Road 2 Duplex Lots
60x1 00 $60,000.0

Chippingham Duplex Lots
50x97 $60,000.00

Off Soldier Road Triplex
50X140 $90,000.00

Off Soldier Road West
Residential ' Lots 50x100
$72, 000.00

Sandilands Village Road 2
Triplex Lots 538x125 $86,000.
Marshall Road

near water

'53x125 $86,000.00 ©

Coral Harbour Residential Lots
60x150 $106,000.00

Gardens Hills

$70,000.00
Coral Breeze Gated 75x100

50x100

$99,500.00

St. Andrews Beach
Residential Lot 90x90
$120,000.00 E
Bacardi Road Gated 65x100
$95,000.00

Yuma Estates: Gated 65x100
$99, 000.00

Serenity 60X100 $85,000.00

South Ocean Estates 100x1 24
$158,000.00

Twin Lakes 103X140
$246,000.00

ACREAGES
Marshall Road on the water
3.45 acres 800,000.00
‘Martshall Road | 5 acres
930,000.00 :

Off Gladstone Road 9 acres
1.63 Mil

Orange Hill 2 acres
362,000.00 :

Off St. Vincent 1.80 acres,
460,000.00

Marshall Road on the iwater
3.2. acres $420,000.00; \
BUILDINGS |
Nassau Village 3bed, 1 bath
jood ‘condition 80x100"
110,000.00

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ALTY.COM 3132 — Westridge residential lot
(120’x205’) $346,500

LOTS 13738 — Indigo: 60 x 100

residential lot in gated

Cable Beach Ref#8791
Ref#8791 — 80’ x 90’ residential
lot. on cable beach, gated
community of Eves- featuring
beach and pool access. Claim
this lot now for just 293,000.

community $175k
3568 — Charlotteville 7,997 s. ft.
residential lot $154k

3766 — Turnberry: 7,200 sq. ft.
residential lot in exclusive gated
community out West $145k
178 — EXCLUSIVE - Exuma
Regatta Ridge 10,000sf,
elevated with sea _ views. lot-
$100k

3424 — Summerhaven duplex
lot 6,500sf, great investment
$75k :

tennis court, club house, Close :
to shopping and restaurants. | 3721 — EXCLUSIVE - Exuma
Price: $110,000:00 residential lot 10,000sf BS16
; $6000
South Ocean Ref #8644 : A D HOM
Triplex lot in new subdivision | 3759 — Jacaranda: Brand new
being sold below appraised | 4bed 4bth home $990k
value nestled in the middle of | “EXCLUSIVE”
billion dollars projects. | 238. — EXCLUSIVE & PRICE
$100,000.00 x REDUCED - Sandyport 4bed
3.5bth,home furnish $895K
Pride Estates Ref#8815 3791. - Grove West home
A large triplex lot with approved | 4beds. 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
plans in a great quiet mostly

elevation, spacious $825k
residential community. Find | 3739 — Vista Marina 4bed 5bth
photos. and more info on our

home furnish $520k
website. $87,500.00 3630 — Ocean West townhome

2bed 2.5bth $395k













Love Beach Ref #8544

West Winds- Don’t miss this-
opportunity to build your dream,
large single family lot in
exclusive community. Pools,

































CONDOS 3685 — Ashford Villas Sbed

2.5bths $350k
Dicks Point -Ref#8762 3805 — Baachttont Condo: 2
Ref#8762 = Fully Furn., | bed, 2 bath unit with beautiful

Oceanfront 3 bed, 2.5 bath
townhome, in Dick's Point.
Enjoy your own private dock
slip, 24 hour security, tennis
court, large swimming pool and
private storage. Indulge in this

views “9349500
3717 - Harbour Mews
teenie 2bed 1bth $316k

3804 — Executive 3 bed, 3.5
bath Condo with panoramic

luxurious home for just | views $7,500
973,000. : _ 13790 — Grove West home
: 4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop

Coral Harbor Ref#8749
Sunset Landing- Coral Harbour,
Luxurious townhouse 2bd 1.5
bath, gourmet. kitchen, -open
floor plan, and-~ spectacular
views of the ocean. Private
balconies, laundry room and:a
sparkling pool. Price:
$216,666.00
Paradise Island Ref#8405
Harbour Colony-Paradise
Island, Excellent offer — for
private Island living. Waterfront
2bath,. Nearby
washer/dryer, : private

elevation, spacious $6500pm
3387. — SP townhome 4bed,
3.5bth furnish $6000

3535 — Caves -Point 3bed,
2.5bth furnish $5000

3707 — Blair home .4bed 3bth
furnish $4000

3767 — Eastern rd home 3bed
S3bth furnish $3950

3781 - Sandyport Condo 3 bed,
3 bath unit with spectacular
views $3,500.00

130 — EXCLUSIVE Nautica
condo 3bed 2.bth furnish $3400
3320 — Prospect ridge condo
2bed 2bth furnish $1800
3807 — Westridge spacious,
‘tastefully furnished 2beds 1bath
Cottage, connect with nature
$1,800

3798 — Sea Beach estates =
Newly built 2beds 2.5baths
furnished town home $1700
{includes water & Basic
Cable)

EXCLUSIVE | Sea




Beach,
parkin
$394,000.00



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JFK Ref#8584
Tuscan Isles - High Point, Last
one, Gated community, Brand
New, spacious townhome. 3bd
2.5 bath, Elegant finishes
throughout. Price: $290,000.00

Love Beach Ref#8519 Beach

Palm Point-West Winds, | estates — Nicely furnished and
Secure:' Community, Newest] spacious’ 1 bed 1 bath unit
Peveloprnents granite counter-'| $1,400

tops, designer appliances,

clubhouse and numerous I 2. / 44.
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Investments :
Telephone: 341-3911/
465-8344/
426-7587/425-0800

: Multi-Family Lots _
Off St.Vincent Road Fourplex
Lot 50 x 135 - $112,000.00
O.N.O

Tropical Gardens 75, x 173 -
$225,000.00 O.N.O

Coral Vista Triplex. 80 x 100 -
$139, 000.00 O.N.O

Tropical Gardens 60 x_170 -
$145,000.00

Tropical Gardens 99 x 410 --
$125,000.00

‘Rivera Subdivision 80 x'100 -
$140,000.00 O.N-O

Off Kemp Road 50° x 85 -
$45,000.00 O.N.O

Boatswain. Hill lakefront ~ lot
9,000 sq ft - $124,000.00

Shrimp Road 60 x
$139,500.00

Bacardi Road 87.62 x 100 -
$92, 900: 00 O.N.O.

Plumbago ° Drive 80 x 125 -
$90,000. 00

Off Malcolm Road Duplex Lot
61.89 x 85 - $52,000.00 O.N.O

Unison Road Fourplex Lot 50
x 154 - $122,000.00 O.N.O

Coral Lakes’ Fourplex’ Lot
88.93 x 130 on the Lake -
$147,000.00 O.N.O |

Commercial Lots
Off Spikenard Road — err

acres - $455,000.00 —

Off Tonique Highway 2 acres
- $585,000.00 or lease @ §,
4,000.00 an acre O.N.O

Adderley Street Bernard

Road- 5 lots 61 x 202 -
$135,000.00 - $140,000.00

Highland Terrace — 90 x 150 -
$165,000.00

Marshall Road Waterfront 76 x
260 - $190,000.00 O.N.O

Sans Souci 10,340 sq ft with

matured. fruit trees -
$1 30,000: 0O
Venice Bay Ocean “View

10,695 sq ft - \§255, 000.00
Treasure Cove Beachfront Lot
70 x 100 - $235,000.00 O.N.O

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Investments
Telephone: 341-3911/
465-8344/
426-7587/425-0800

St. Andrews Beach Estates
90 x 90’- $115,000.00
Charlotteville 60 x. 120
$172,000.00 :

Westwind ‘Gated Community
60;x-100 - $127,000.00 O.N.O
Charlotteville60x125,$192,00C
. r AN

ir Lynden Pindling Estates -
2. Bedrooms 2 Baths house or
a 60 x 100 lot - $169,000.0C
O.N.O

Constitution. Drive House
Bedrooms 2.Baths house:on
multi-family lot 100 x 160:
$299,000.00:0.N.O0. ~~

Adelaide Gardens — <
Bedrooms 2 Baths, fully
furnished - $195,000.00 O.N.O.

are

Highland Park Villas - <4
Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms witt
central air, security screens
walled in yard with electric gate
and a ‘two-car. garage
$530,000.00

Seabreeze Lane — 3 Bedrooms
2. Bathrooms, 1,680 sq
house, with | wood ceilings
central air, large kitchen, wallec
in and gated with burglar bars’:
$285,000.00

Joan’s" Heights — 4 Bedrooms
3.5 Baths two storey 2028 sq f
house - $225,000.00 —

Firetrail Road — 3 Bedrooms £

Bathrooms. with central air
security bars, on a- large,
$255,000.0C

enclosed yard -
O.N.O

Coral Harbour - 3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms . House witt
Central Air, Loft Office, Double
Car Garage, Enclosed Yard :
$385,000.00 O.N.O.

Sapodilla Boulevard — ¢£
Bedrooms 2 Baths, with wooc
kitchen cabinets with granite

countertops - $230,000.0C
O:N.O
Cockburn. Street - €

Bedrooms! 1 Bathroom house
on a multi-family lot in_cul-de-
sac - $130, 000.00 O.N.O.

Highburyj Park Duplex Fixe
Upper — Bedrooms 2 Baths
with a Den: and 1 Bedroom 1
Bath - $227,000.00 O.N.O.

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. LANDMARK REA
_ SALES, RENTALS & APPRAISALS

Westwinds-Gated
$115,000

Fox Hill 2 bed 2 bath home
$116,000
Charlottesville-Gated Lot
$155,900

St. Albans Drive off West Bay
St. walk to beach: Large 2 bed
2 bath furnished condo
$189,000

Off Marshall Road: 2 bed 1
bath Duplex $225,000.
Westward Villas: 3 bed 2 .5
bath full A/C Town House
Condo Front and rear
balconies, garage, pvt yard
$495,000
Gardens Hills: 3 bed 2 bath
house, $210,000

Off West Bay: 3 bed 2 bath
house, 5 min walk to beach
$235,000

Sea Breeze: Executive 4 bed 3
bath house with
Tennis Court on
$463,000.
Meeting
building
reduced
$215,000.
Nassau _ Street:
Building $335,000
Carmichael Road: Large
Commercial Building $595,000
Oakes Field: ommercial
Building 23,700 sq ft
warehouse and office 1.1
Acre land$1,500,000

Foxdale Sub. Lot $60,000
Claridgedale Sub. Corner lot
$63,000

Garden Hills Lot. 6,014 sq.ft.
$72,000
Serenity-Gated

Lot





























two Lots

Street:
ideal for
for quick

Split-level
Office,
sale

Commercial

Single & Multi Family lots
starting @ $80,000

South Seas-Gated: lots
starting @ $83,796

Coral eons Family lots
starts @$99,50

Lyford Hills great living, Lots

starting @ $117
Coral Heights East S/F Lot 75
x 105 $ 120,000
Airport Industrial Park
10,085sq. ft. $125,000
Destini Lakes: lots starts @
$135,000
Jacaranda Gated Lots starts @
$143,01
Souinwostidae Lot with Lake
view $237,000
Charlotteville Lot $ 145,000
Saffron Hill - lots Starting @
$175,000,
Balmoral =
$238,000.00
Indigo -Out West Lot with Sea
View $240,000
Serenity Estates
. 8304 $250,000.00
Westridge: Large | Multi-Family
Lot $285,000.
Off West Bay: Aide M/F Lot 2
mins from beach
Coral Vista -Large corner lot
$137,000
Family Island Lots

Freeport: Shannon Golf
Course 1/2 acre lot with 161 ft.
on golf course, a great buy at
price $65,000.

Ph: 328-2001 / 326-4400
Fax: 356-4044

Gated: lots

lots 100 x



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VACANT LOTS
ALLEN DR. 48X79 $50,000

BACARDI RD. corner lot
74X100 w/Foundation $90,00

BREAD FRUIT St. Pine Wood
50 x100 $65,000

CARMICHAEL ROAD
52X73 $40,000

CENTERVILL/ Hampton St.
$75,000

COWPEN RD
$93,000

CORAL BREEZE EST. 60X100
$99,500

DORSETVILLE (corner !ot) 50
x 100 $72,000

ENGLESTON ‘TUFU CL.’ 100
x 101 $90,000

HARBOUR ISLAND 107X134
$400,000 .

(off)

50X130

HIGH PIONT Duplex Lot
7,800 sq.ft. $140,000

JOE FARRINGTON RD.
100x120 $195,000 .

ROLLING HILLS 3BDR
52.5BTH $310,000

SOUTH SEAS (constr.
package), 3BRM2.5 BTH,
$288,000 :
STAPLETON GRD Irg. 3BDR
2BTH w/2brm.apt $460,000

WOODS ALLY off Market St.
new 2Brm,2Bth.$150,000

YUMA ESTATES (constr.
package), 3BRD2.5BTH,
$310,000

Jones-Dixon Realty @
677-5443 * 434-2044

LOTS FOR SALE

Three (3) Gated Communities
UMA ESTATES
off West Bay Street ,
Single Family Lots starting at

Duplex Lots $129,000
Triplex Lot $155,500
Fourplex Lot $195,000

SOUTH SEAS ESTATES &
MARINA off Bacardi Rd
Single Family Lots starting at

$90,000
Call: i 3121 °-677-3120
8:30 am — 5pm
After 6pm 424-5227> 341-7184

SALES

Marshall Road: This spacious
triplex is located in a quiet
subdivision off of Marshall
Road. It features three 1 bed, 1
bath units, approximately 760
sq. ft. $299, 000 gross Propérty
#2137

Soldier Road: This apartment
building off of Soldier Road
contains six 2 bed, 1 bath units.
The units are unfurnished and
have central a/c. $497,000
gross Property # 2150

Windsor Street: attractive well
maintained 4 bed/3 bath home
features high wooden ceilings
and large windows. Enclosed
yard with many fruit trees.
$247,500 gross Property
#1972

, LOTS.

Dover Sound, Grand Bahama:
This residential lot is located: in
Dover Sound, on the north side
of Grand Bahama. It features
approximately 125 feet of canal
frontage on a deep water canal
and has great views across the
canal. $55,000 gross Property
#2139

Gambier Heights: Duplex lot in
a great area. This lot is close
to the beach, restaurants and
the airport. $210,000 gross
Property # 2142

East Sunrise, Grand Bahama:
large residential lot located in
gated community. This new
community has all infrastructure
in place, close to the Albany
Project, Lyford Cay and the
International Airport. $165,000
gross’ Property # 2147

RENTALS|

Collins Ave: This 3,000 sq. ft.
Ground floor commercial space
is ideal for a retail shop or
possibly an office. It features
air conditioning, shop front
windows and a standby
generator. $4,375/mth
Property #2148

Harrold Road: Warehouse
space available on the main
arold Road _ consisting of
1,050. sq. ft. with high rolling
service bay door and ramp

a $1,500/mth Property
212

Carefree: This 5th floor
apartment features great ocean
views. It features 2 bedrooms
& 2 bathrooms and has been
recently renovated with wooden
floors and updated _ kitchen.
$2,500/mth Property # 2141

Contact
Island Living Real Estate

Ph: 322-7979

www. islandlivingrealestate.com

ra see —,

Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
‘Fax: 328-2037
Email: info@adlerrealtyltd.com
www.adlerrealtyltd.com , on
Twitter: AdlerRealtyLtd

LOTS:
184 Love Beach 26,533 sq. ft.
$900,000

669 South Westridge 9 acres
$2.2 Million

701 South Ocean 10.9 acres
$2.2Million

802 West Wind Estates 60 x
100 $118,000

819 High Point Estates 9,805
sq. ft.6186,000

863 Lival Estates 5756 sq. ft.
$83,000

891. Fox Hill 60 x 90 $73,000

920 Garden Hills #3 60 x 100
$75,000

963 Malcolm Allotment 60 x
100 $60,000

973 Fairview Heights 82 x 150
$168,000

1080 Golden Gates 50 x 100
$65,C00

1081 Coral Lakes 90x147
$146,000
10012 West Wind 60x100
$120,000

10027: Off Harold Rd. 100x400
$300,000

10042 Kennedy» Subdivision
50x100 $61,000

10057 Summer Haven 70x417
$303,000

10062 Lyford Cay
$1.5 Million

10072 Off Marshall Rd. 50x150
$150,000

10076 Golden Gates #2 6,000
sq. ft. $75,000

10082 Off Fire Trail Rd. 50x135
$120,000

150x218

10008 Parkgate Rd. 100x50
$68,000

10118 Coral Harbour 7,500 $
166,000 .

10135 West Bay St. 76x220
$413,000

10152 Marshall Road Starting
at $80,000

10155 Step Street Fox Hill
$83,000
10159 Venice Bay $127,000

(neg)

10149

LE ts Ne

Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
"Fax: 328-2037

10187 Malcolm Rd. 50x100
$65,000
10212 Laird St. 50 x 120
$76,000
10235 Coral Vista 7,359 s-f.
$100,000

10242 Boatswain 100 x 106 $
158,000

10246 Balfour Estates 86 x 140
$110,00C

10253 Fox Hill 50x183 $75,000

; Pinewood

10262 76x65
$158,000
10274 Hummingway

Subdivision 80 x 100 $125,000

10290 Tropical Gardens 60x45
$155,000

10309 Westridge 8,242 sq. ft
$212,500

10310 East
$101,000

10318 Sea Breeze 70 x 150
$95,000

MULTI-FAMILY
10021 Off Bernard Rd. 4-plex
$251,000
10023 Shirlea triplex $342,000

Off Carmichael Rd
triplex $285,000

St. 69 x 100

10225 Palm Breeze 4-plex
$320,000

10273 Rockwell Estates triplex
$245,000

HOUSES
62 Seabreeze Estates -4b/2b
$313,000

460 Sandyport Drive 5b/Sb $1.8
Million

638 Off
$409,000

646 Sapphire Ridge 4b/3.5b
$457,000

667 Danottage Estates 4b/3b
$385,000

726 Garden
$313,000

40017 Skyline Lakes 4b/3.5b
$1,400,000

10029 South
5b/4.5b $889,000

10032 West Bay Street 4b/4.5b
$6.4Million

10046 Nassau East 4b/2.5b
$450,000

Village Rd. 4b/3b

Hills 6b/4.5b

West Ridge

THE TRIBUNE

Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
Fax: 328-2037

10047 Sands
3b/2b $174,000

10050 Millars Height- 3b/2b
$243,000

10053 Golden Gates#2
4b/3b+ 1b Apt $290,000

10064 Sea _ Breeze
3b/2b $330,000

10068 Highland
3b/2b $475,000

10069 South Ocean 2b/2b
$198,000

10070 Pinewood Gardens
4b/2.5b $227,000






Subdivision

Blvd.

Terrace

10078 Imperial Park 4b/3c
$330,000
10146 South Westridge

(incomplete) 5b/3b $750,000

10133 Yamacraw Hill Rd $¢
457,000

10141 Westridge $2.2 Million

10192 Treasure Cove 4b/2b
$399,000

10218 Peach St.) 2b/1b

$115,000

10243 Adelaide 3b/2b

$180,000

10249 Charlottesville

3b/2.5b-$636,000

10269 Balmoral 4b/4.5b6
-| $729,000

10270 Lyford Cay 4b/4.5b
$2.2 Million

10285 St. Albans
4x2b/2.5b $994,200

Dr.

10316 Colony Village 3b/2.5b
$350,000

10329 Fire Trail Rd. 3b/2t
$247,000
CONDOS
573 South Beach 2/2b
$189,000

592 Hunts Close $205,000
10096 2b/2.5b $395,000

10301 Skyline Lakes 2b/2.5b
$293,000

10304 St.
$151,000

Albans Dr. 2b/1b



THE TRIBUNE



SERENITY

SEAWELL WELL MANOR SUB: Thi: SUB: This

Tranquil and exclusive gated] Single family 3 bed, 2.5 bath
community in Western New] home, is in a quite
Providence offering and | neighborhood. This 2463 sq. ft.
affordable lifestyle loaded with } home is immaculately
amenities including kids | maintained, includes a
‘playgrounds, pools, tennis| separate living, family and
courts, basketball courts, club] dining room, very spacious
house and more. Single family | kitchen, recessed lighting,
lots starting at a mere $85k] storage room, security bars,
secure yours now. - and separate laundry room.
$316,000.00

SERENITY ESTATE LOTS
Large. residential parcels
ranging from 30,500 sq. ft. to

42,821 sq. ft. starting at only BAHAMIA WEST LOT: 20,775

$250k. — build your dream] sq. ft.. lot asking $217,000 a

home today. steal of a deal as large lots in
the West are a rare find — don’t

NASSAU EAST NORTH | miss this deal.

HOME

Lovely 2bed, 2.5 bath home
with wooden ceilings, security
bars, tiled throughout / Double
Car Garage.

Priced at $293,000.00.

NORMANS CAY ACREAGE
Four adjacent lots in world
famous Normans Cay, Exuma
totaling just under 2 acres with
Panoramic ocean views and
414ft on the Exuma Sound
don’t miss out on your
opportunity to own a slice of
heaven. Asking 1.6 million

“RENTALS

YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1 -
One bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished SEO, OOa
month

YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1-
Two bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished $750.00 a
.-month

YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: °1-
Townhome style 2 bedroom,
1.5 bathroom for rent $900.00

a month
TIKI VILLA NORMANS CAY x
Fabulous remodeled 3 bed 3.5 PHONE: 323-8000
bath ren villa in E-MAIL:
Normans ay with amazing ; E
ocean views. Asian inspired BAHAMAS @KINGSRE
interior design this villa comes ALTY.COM

fully furnished and equipped
with designer touches such as
IPE wood flooring and marble
baths. 2 million

KILARNEY SHORES
Lot for Sale by Owner

100’ x 200’
SHIRLEY STREEET Excellent location
COMMERCIAL BUILDING $180,000
Looking for that ideal

. Tel:327-5929

commercial investment — look jyo@coralwave.com

- no- further with this Commercial
Plaza ideally located for your

eve Benet eang investoetit FOR SALE
wit our

with open genee fisat planiand SU BDIVISION
bathrooms to rent out. The IN

ground floor. aan ales ee en :

office area: e buildin as

fixed glass shop fronts that are CORAL
secure with security bars and HARBOUR
the ground floor units have 5 Ld
controlled - entrances with 2.3 acres
motion sensors. Each shop

space is climate controlled with
central air. $450k

SALES
CABLE BEACH: 2 bed, 2 bath

apartment with spacious living
and dining room and the only

ae

362-1820

LOT FOR SALE
Sandyport: Water
Colour Cay #28.
Asking $280,000



unit with a personal utility 2 ae
room. Swimming pool at| SeriouS enquiries only
entrance of the complex. call 363-2084

Asking $259,000.
PHONE: 323-8000 °:

E-MAIL: SHOPPING PLAZA WITH
BAHAMAS@KINGSRE | |'!QUOR STORE FOR SALE
ALTY.COM ~

Tel: 392-0092 or 423-1533



LIGHTBOURN
REALTY

Homes/Apartments

6684 4 bed, 3 bth. Pool, quiet
eastern: community. $399,00 -

7283 2 bed. 2 bath home.
Gated, shared pool. $320,00

6946 Montagu Villas 2 bed, 1
bth townhouse. $197,000

7255 Baycroft 2 bed,
Renovated. Water
$210,000

1 bath.
_ Views.

7206 Cable Beach. 5 bed, 3
bath home. $499,000 Price
Negotiable :

Triplex/Duplex
7137 Reduced Duplex,

between Blair and Village. Rd.
$299,000

7262 Fourplex- - Great
Investment. All units rented.
$250,000

- Lots

7151 Large Multifamily lot Kool
Acres $120,000

6997 Triplex
$140,000

lot. 8,525 sq.ft.

6234 Venice Bay 10,000 sq. ft
lot.. Owner financing $99,900

5471 South Ocean
11,700sq. ft. lot.
financing $155,000

Estates
Owner

k Tel: 242-393-8630-7.
sales @coldwellbankerbaha
mas.com
www.coldwelibankerbahamas.
com

WANTED
URGENTLY

Vacant Land
Houses, Duplexes/3-plexes
Apartments

Commercial Properties
We buy and Sell

Please call Ludec
393-1183 or 557-3225

anytime.

HILL TOP OCEANVIEW
CONDOS
Off West Bay St.

2 bed, 21/2 bath, wood floors,
all wood, kitcher with granite
counters, all throughout 1600sq
ft, gated with pool

: For sale $325,000
For rent $2,500
Ph# 393-2864/558-2987

WESTRIDGE LOT $259,000

Desperate Seller.
Get it before BAHAMAR
begins! Owner Financing avail.
Call 427-3588

TOWNHOUSE OUT EAST,

PROPERTY FOR-SALE



PROPERTY pon SALE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 21



GROSHAM PROPERTY LID.

OWNER’S LOWER PRICE!
Oceanfront lot 80x90 EVES
Cable Beach. Ready for house
to be built, access to pool and
beach. $275,000

_ Oceanfront townhouse
for rent Compass Point
3 bed, 3 bath, pool, laundry,
~unfurnished
$2,200 per month, lease.

Ask for RE Barnes 327-0806.

CORAL LAKES PROPERTY
12, 188 sq. ft
FOR SALE BY OWNER



$135,000
CALL 357-5983, 434-0686
FOR SALE

4 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath house in
St. Andrew’s Beach Estates.
Must see to appreciate.
Located near beach and
schools.

Asking $240,000 OBO. -
Call 454-6354

HOUSE FOR SALE
3-bed, 2-bath, large yard,
fruit trees, single car garage,
in exclusive quiet
neighbourhood, High Vista Dr
off Eastern Road. Need little
TLC. Only $268,000 net.
Call: 395-0667 for appointment

« THIS IS YOUR LAST
CHRISTMAS PAYING RENT
Give our Family the gift of a
Home.

Call now for FREE Mortgage
Pre-qualification.
Call 426-7587, 225-4130:

Twynam Heights 2-bed, 2.5-
bath, gated, stainless steel
appliances incl. c/air
$259,000 Net.

Phone 466-5301.

SlIngle family property located
in Suffolk Subdivision over the
bridge in Freeport.
:$30,000 O.N.O
Call:533-2064

FOR SALE BY OWNER
18 Apts & two houses, .
Good investment, fully rented
Close to’P.|: Bridge.
Phone:465-2138 for price

FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Gated community lot in South
9,000 s. f, $95,000
Tel:827-5929
jyo@coralwave.com

OUT WEST
IF INTERESTED CALL
327-6214

LOTS FOR SALE
Off St Vincent Road
Triplex & Duplex .
Call 376-7553, or 356-5973.






2-BEDROOM APT,
Landscaped, walled-in
For Sale $93,000.
Genuine inquires only.
Tel 676-3591, or 328-0413.

A & E INVESTMENTS
Duplex blidg., Silvergates. Lots

of extras, $14,250 down
2 Lots Exuma 3,000 down

Evansville Lot 70x116, $3,750

down
House or Duplex Package

5% down- Appraisers included.

Tel:364-4553



PAT STRACHAN
Really Sales

- DUPLEX LOTS ©
off Faith Ave South
50x130 $80,000
~ Downpayment $8,000
Monthy $873.57, 10 years
45x123, $75,000
Downpayment $7,500
Monthly $798.87, 10 years
Owner financing availables
PALMDALE: Warehouse
3,087sq.ft, $3,500 per month
EASTERN ROAD:Watertfront
12,600sq.ft, $600,000 net.
Tel:323-1983 for more info.

APARTMENT
LOTS

ST. ALBANS DRIVE

Down

GAMBLE HEIGHT
SUBDIVISION
HILL ROAD SOUTH

WEST RIDGE NORTH

beautiful residential area
I91.77x142
'$210,000.00/$10,00. 00 |
Down

Bank financing available

Tel: 325-1325,
325-1408, 422-4489

GOLDEN GATES #2
Spacious 2-bed, 1-bath, fridge,
stove; security bar, enclosed.

1st/last, deposit., $950/mth.
Tel:376-8808.

WINDWARD ISLEWAY .
2 bedroom, 1 bath refrigerator
and stove, security bars, $600
a month, First and last $300
security deposit.
Contact 565-2326




















50x140, $90,000/$4500

BLUE
60x88 $55,00.00/$2, 7500 Rygteyerar

Large apartment site in|

GOLDEN GATES #2.

EXECUTIVE HOMES
FOR RENT
East, West or Paradise Island
$1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $3,000
Gated community, beach, pool
From a cottage to a mansion.
Just call 393-0868, 454-1230,
393-2559



HUGE HOUSE FOR RENT
in Coral Harbour.
Almost new 4 bed, 3 bath
Huge deck, basketball court
(back) fully furnished,
$2,500/month.
Phone 225-3194.

FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM
FOR RENT.

Light,water, eis a/c, includes
telephone. 1 el:364-7466-

GREAT NEW YEAR

; RENTAL DEAL!

2 newly built. 1-bedroom apt for
rent, semi-furnished, _ fridge,
stove, a/c, c/fan, _ sec/bar,
Saunders. Road, off Farrington
Road near JFK, COB students
negotiable. 357-8713.

HANNA ROAD: Large, 2
bedroom apt. Includes, water,
security. bars, blinds, $725/pm
$200 sec. Phone 327-6899

HIGH VISTA CLOSE
2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment
$750. All amenities
1st/last/security dep. $400
324-9357/535-8599

IRSLA SUBDIVISION. Firetrail
“Road. 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt, '
+ $500 security.
Inclusive of water, central-air,
ceiling fans, burglar bar. Fully
tiled, washing, cable telephone
& internet ready. Tel: 341-0609

LARGE STORE FOR RENT
$1,200 p.m
-Excellent location
Tel:392-0092 or 423-1533

MARATHON ROAD: Spacious
one-bedroom apt, fully
furnished ‘includes water $650
per month. No pets or children.
Phone:393-7090 after Spm.

NEWLY BUILT 3-bedroom, 1
bath house :
$375-$425 monthly. A/c,
phone,cable
. Tel: 324- 9833 or 535-5949

OFF PRINCE CHARLES, one
bedroom, ~~ gated, semi- —
furnished, water included. *
Washer & dryer. $700/mth, first :
and last and‘sec. Tel 363-1283, *
424-2844.

OFF ST ALBAN’S, newly built °
spacious, 2:bed, 2 bath, $1,200
central air, semi-furnished,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
enclosed yard, whirlpool bath.
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.



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NEW YEAR’S

SPECIAL
For rent 2-bed, 1-bath Apt
located.on Ferguson Street
including fridge, stove, washer,
dryer, central air, water &
security bars, cable &
telephone lines available,
enclosed yard. Ample parking
space in quiet area, 1st & last
months rent. Security deposit
$300 Contat:393-1653, 433-
. 4:

NEWLY BUILT
‘2 bedroom apartment, $750
unfurnished,
1 bedroom $600
semi-furnished.
Water included.
Tel 322-5113, 433-4958
Located: Bellot Road,
.off Gladstone Road.

MONTAGUE VILLAS, Villiage
Road, fully ~=furnished _air-
conditioned, one-bedroom
apartment, in gated community,
pool, wash house, $1,000 per
month, $260 per week. Incl:
electricity/water.
Call 376-5888.

MAISHA NATARAJI
CONDOS

*

Spacious, gated, secure and
affordable. 2-bed, 1 1/2-bath
units available. Air-conditioned,
cable and Internet ready -
all major appliances installed.

si 1,000 per month.
Ask about rent to own options.
By appointment only.

Tel 324-7254, 10 to4pm._—s-

325-4856, 294-8950, 393-
1074, 424-0410
E-mail:
taishanataraia42@gmail,
com

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Bethel Ave, $900 per month.
Phone 636-5186.

OFFICE/SHOP SPACE
FOR RENT
Located: 7th St, 50ft from
Robinson Road, upper level &
lower level available.
Phone 325-1169

ONE AIR-CONDITIONED
BEDROOM APT, Sans Souci,
Available now!
Completely furnished,
one bedroom Apt, full
bathroom with large walk-in
closet, full kitchen, including
washing machine,
all appliances are brand new.
Utilities included: light, water
and cable, premises Internet
and telephone ready
Rent $900, first/last months,
Single occupancy, preferred.
Ideal for professional person.
Quiet environment,
(premises enclosed).
Phone: 326-7218
364-8072(nights)
556-4567 (cell)

ONE BEDROOM
semi-furnished apt.
Colony Village $650.00.
Water and laundry facilities

* included.
Call 364-2773/376-0979

ONE BEDROOM APT for rent,
semi-furnished, all utilities
included. $650/mth.
242-393-5339.

ONE BEDROOM APT for rent.
All utilities included. Fridge and
stove. $700/mth. Malcolm Road

West.
Contat 454-6746, or 341-9033.

ONE BEDROOM APT,
Blue Hill Road. South includes
cable, water and a/c, phone
$650/mth. 393-3189/424-0837

ONE BEDROOM APT, partly
furnished anu a/cond. $600 per
month. Carib Road. Phone 393-
9336, 9am-5pm.

All

ONE BEDROOM APT.
utilities included. $625 per
month, $300 security deposit,
only $925 to move in.
One furnished efficiency: All
utilites included. $500 per
month. $200. security, only
$700 to move in.

Located Marshall Road

Tel 392-0808, 361-8757.

PALM TREE AVE: Large, 1-
bedroom apt Includes water,
security bars, blinds, washing
facilities, $600, sec dep $200.
Phone 327-6899.

PARADISE ISLAND:

2 bed, 2 bath secure condo.
Attractively furnished turnkey,
with modern kitchen,
dishwasher, washer, dryer,
pool. Authorized Paradise
beach access $350 feet)
Rent $2,600/month.
Discount for long lease.
Phone 324-1457, 393-1760, or
cell 535-9160.

RENT TO OWN
Pinewood Home
Tel: 393-0092 or 423-1533

RENT/SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse.
Partially furnished, water
included.$1,200 per month.
Ph: 557-1856/225-7708

RENTAL
BOUNCY CASTLE
@ $70.00 a day.
Tel: 341-8934, 544-0596

ROOM FOR RENT
Near beach/town
Starting @ $125 per week.
Tel: 465-4287/327-8271.

ROOM IN PRIVATE HOME,
single person only, must be
working. Ph:361-2498,

‘ (cell)465-7916. call after 7pm.
$110-wk, $250 to move in.

ROOMS FOR RENT in private
residence w/separate entrance
all utilities included also cable
and Internet service. $150.00
weekly, first, last and deposit.
No kids/pets. Phone 322-
3885/557-2147.

ROOMS FOR RENT
Single persons only.
$150/week, 1st, last, $300 sec
Tel 544-1295, 429-1892.

SANDYPORT CONDO
FOR RENT
3 bed/3 bath beautifully
furnished overlooking
waterway. $3,200p/month
Call 427-3588.

SOUTH BEACH: 2-bedroom,
1-bath, fully furnished, a/c in
both bedrooms. Property fully
secured. Water included $800
per month, $600 security
deposited.

457-4488, or 436--2116.

1 BEDROOM APT for rent.
Security bars, fridge, stove,
light, water included. Phone
328-0872. .

1 BEDROOM APT,$550/month
2-bedroom apt, $700/month
Water,a/c, washer/dryer blinds.
Ph: 393-4454/394-1880

1 BEDROOM, fridge, stove,
washer/dryer, A/c, water, $650.
Lazaretto Rd/Carmichael Rd.
Phone 433-0792.

1- BEDROOM APARTMENT
very spacious. Phone,central
air, water and cable
included,semi-furnished, well lit
and secure yard. Central
location. Peardale off Wulff
Road $600 per month and $500
security deposit.
$1,700 to move in.

Tel 326-7477 477-4887

1-BED, 1-BATH, brand new
apt, unfurnished, Eastern
Estates, all utilities included,
a/c, security bars, _ blinds,
$190.00 per week, 455-7543,
432-1658.

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
$875/mth. Water, fridge, stove,
microwave, dishwasher, stack
washer/dryer, central-air, direct
TV. Out East. 544-3824.

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT for
rent. Includes: Water, cable,
burglar bars, smoke detectors,
a/c in bedroom, access to coin
washer.and dryer on premises.
$550 per month. Security
deposit, $350.
Located: off CW Saunders

Highway.
393-2455/39-4348, 424-4792.

1-BEDROOM APT FOR RENT
Central air, fridge, stove and
water included.
Contact Mrs Johnson between
the hrs of 69m-8pm,
Tel:361-1006

1-BEDROOM APT,
Chestnut - St, Pinewood
Gardens, $475/mth, first, last
plus security.

2 1-BEDROOM APT Located
Soldier Road, 3 lots down from
Bamboo. Shack. 1 furnished
$850 per month & 1. semi-
furnished $680 - per month.
Phone 356-9296, or 356-9738

2 BED, 1 BATH APT, off
Golden Isles Rd, Enclosed
yard, fridge, stove, security

bars, A/C in bedrooms, water.
$750/pm. Tel 341-6285, or 422-
0325.

2 BED, 1-BATH, Bellot Road.
Includes fridge, stove, split-
units, ceiling fans, security
screens & water. $750/month.
Phone 361-8480, 455-7462.

2 BEDROOM 1 BATH
apartment of Theodore Ln off
Harold road. include central air,
fridge, stove and _ washer.
Private yard. $800 per month,
1st and last month -rent. $600
security deposit. Call 328-1819.

2 BEDROOM 1BATH, water
included. Joe Farrington road.
A/C in all bedrooms. | minute
from bus stop. Asking $750 per
month, 1st and last month rent
and a $600 security deposit.
Call 565-7589 or 364-9427.

2-BED APARTMENT.
water, cable included, $650 per
month, Ridgeland Park West.
Phone 326-0406 or 525-9182.

2-BEDROOM APT
MILLER’S HEIGHTS,
Alc, burglar bars, water
included. Phone, cable, washer
& dryer hook-ups available.
$700.00 per month. 361-1374.

2-BEDROOM APT, fully
securied, $650/pm, ‘1st, last
plus sec dep. $400. Water
included on Concha Rad, off Sea
Breeze Lane, Phone 324- 7823,
434-9050.

2-BEDROOM. APT,
furnished with fridge and stove.
Water and electricity included.
$775 per month, $200 security
deposit. Marshall Road. 341-

O40) >. ees
2-BEDROOM UNFURNISHED
apartment, $700 per month.
Includes: Water, stove, air-
condition, ceiling fan, burglar
bars. Requirements: 1st and
last month and $400 security
deposit. Contact: Mrs Wilson,

4- BED, 2 1/2-| BATH
SUNSET PARK

3-BED, 2-BATH
ST VINCENT ROAD

4-BED, 2-BATH
GARDEN HILLS #2

TELEPHONE 324-0342/556-
8064/364-1565

4-BEDROOM,

3.5-BATH
townhouse for rent semi-
furnished asking $5200 per
month, Paradise Island.
swimming pool, private gate,
etc.

Tel:363-2084

a
FOR RENT

Sandlewood Residences
Beautiful spacious studio
apartment
Fully furnished St. Albans Drive

$550 to move in & $175 weekly
plus electricity
6 months minimum stay
Tel: 325-1325, 325-1408,
422-4489



APARTMENT FOR RENT
2-bedroom, 2-bath, Mt Zion
Blvd, $700. Tel 324-6964.

APT HOUSE RENTAL
Palm Beach Street
2 bed,1 bath,water included
$145 per week, $350 security
deposit. Close to bus stops
Tel:322-7798 after 6:30 p.m

ATTRACTIVE one
apt, Nassau East,
Water included.

bedroom
$585/m.

No
‘children/pets. Phone 327-5472.

Barber & Styling Booths
FOR RENT :
TELEPHONE 359-0207

BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED
one bedroom, one bath cottage
located in gated community
near Old Fort Bay. $1050 per
month/one year lease, utilities
included.

One professional person.
Tel 427-7757, or 362-6451

semi-

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED
newly renovated two bedroom
apartment. Centrally located in
walking distance to mails,
schools and shops. Must see to
appreciate. $700/pm. Phone
544-8181.

BRAND NEW 1 BEDROOM

APT IN HIGH VISTA.
Fridge,stove,washer/dryer,
central a/c, ceiling fans,
security bars and water
included, $800 p/m,first and last

month and $400 security -
deposit required. Tel: 376-2492
or 436-7638

BRAND NEW ROOMS
FOR RENT

Blue Hill Rd and Yellow Elder.

All utilities included, phone, a/c,
Internet, etc. $125 weekly.

Call:362-2384, 6pm-9:30pm.

Job letter and copy of passport
or driver’s licence

BRAND NEW, for rent 2-bed,

1-bath apt located Malcolm
Allotment East incl blinds,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
central air & water cable &
telephone lines avail, in quiet
area. $850/pm 1st and_ last
month rent. Sec deposit $400
contact 424-1195, 324-7398.

CHARMING 1 BEDROOM
COTTAGE. ONLY $799,
EXCELLENT. SECURITY
BEHIND GATE. FULLY
FURNISHED: WASHER,

DRYER, MICROWAVE, 1 TV,

CABLE READY. PHONE
PRESENTLY ON. RENT
INCLUDES WATER.

“NO UPFRONT DEPOSIT
REQUIRED. FEMALES ONLY
PONS 357-8888.



CHARMING 3-BED, 2 BATH
HOUSE IN THE EAST
Private .parking remote access.
Cetral a/c,, top of the line
kitchen and appliances
Jacuzzi tub, large backyard
with basketball court,$1800
p/m. Tel:357-3423

COMPLETELY FURNISHED
beautiful two bedroom, one
bath. Stapledon Gardens. Just
png your clothes. $1100 per
month.

“COTTAGE: All
utilities,b/bars,a/cdinette set,
$750 pm. $1700 to move in. Off
Carmichael

2 bed, bath apt in the
east, private_parking, a/c, in all

rooms, security bars, semi
furnished, control access to
property, $850/pm. 357-3423,
364-6914.

EAST STREET: Furnished
room for rent, cable, light and
water included. $125.00/ week.
Phone:558-3555, 432-8748.

EASTone(1) & (2) two
unfurnished apartments.Water
included. Tel: 341-7218

EFFICIENCY. ALL UTILITIES
included $700/mthly.
Garden Hill’s No 3. 535-6322.

FULLY FURNISHED
efficiency, light, water, cable
incl’d. $500/mth, first, last
+$200 ec. Joan’s Heights West.
Call 324-0546.

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SEMI-FURNISHED townhouse
Apt located in Eastern Close,
Foxdale. 2 bedrooms 1 1/2
bath. Enclosed yard, security
lights, -bars. Water included.
Aking $800 per month. 1st and

last month rent.Security
Deposit $500. Call 328-6640
Monday thru’ Friday’ from
8:00am-6:00pm and on

weekends and evenings on
324-0109

SHOP AND OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
FARRINGTON ROAD
TEL:323-0029, 431-2810

SPACE FOR RENT
Showcase & desk included
800 per month
Tel: 361-5976/445-5288/449-
: 8024.

SPACIOUS 2 _ bed/1_ bath
Apartment, South Beach. $700
per month. Ist and Last month
plus $400 security deposit.
Water included. Amenities
include. A/C ceiling fan in
bedrooms, security bars, cable
and phone lines available. Call
392-0659.

STUDIO ALL INCLUSIVE

Light, water, fridge, ° stove,

$600/pm ‘
1-BEDROOM, water included,

$600/prn

2 BEDROOM, water included,

$750/pm

Off'.Carmichael Road, by the

Mudd,

First, last, $500 sec deposit

required. 341-0822, 449-8835,
436-5648. |

TWO 2-BEDROOM APTS for
rent. Equipped with alarm
systems, surveillances cameras
& security screens. South
Beach, $750 per month. i
Call 357-9614, 393-4697.

UNFURNISHED 2-bed, 1-bath,
utility room, burglar bars, a/c
units. $750. Phone 436-6678.

UNFURNISHED 2-bedroom, 1-
bathroom for rent @ $800 per
month. Safe quiet area, (high
point Estates). Utilities not
incldued. Please call 426-6904
for details.

OFF PRINCE CHARLES, two
bedrooms, gated, semi-
furnished, water included.
Washer & dryer. $800/mth, first
and last and sec.

Tel 363-1283, 424-2844.

NEWLY BUILT, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, a/c, ceiling fans, burglar
bars, washer and dryer hook
up. Fridge & stove included,
$750. Tel: 341-4667



1-BEDROOM,

furnished,
Soldier Road, all utilities
included, share bathroom $325.
Ph 468-8161

1SINGLE FEMALE TO SHARE
fully furnished, 2 bedroom
townhouse located on Perpall
Track, West Bay Street. 2
bedroom, $500 per month (light
and cable) Tel: 448-9892 ‘i



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JOB OPPORTUNITY

; At
Helvetic Management
Services Ltd.

We are a midsize Corporate
Service Provider in Nassau and
are looking to enforce our team
with a juniour industry
professional:

The duties are:

-Set-up and incorporation of
International Business
Companies

-General administration/filing/
day to day work with IBCs.

-Other tasks / work arising from
the .general business of our
Company

-Basic accounting work (Quick-
Books)

The successful candidate
should bring:

-A_ solid high school/college
education
-Knowledge in
administration and
legal issues :
-Experience in basic accounting
-Computer literate in
programs used in an office

The, successful

should be:

-A team player in a small team
of professionals ‘

-Able to work diligently on tasks
on his/her own.

-A person of high integrity

IBC’s
related

candidate

We offer a highly professional
environment, adequate
compensation and the
possibility:to expand duties into
other office areas.

Please fax your resume to:
Fax: 3262151

' JUNIOR _STYLIST/SHAMPOO
pe TON: Beauty School
grad.

EXPERIENCED NAIL
TECHNICIAN, Commission.
Send resume to
info@colorshairstudio.com, f
326-077

MATURE FEMALE NEEDED
for housekeeping job. ~
Job description includes:
general housekeeping along
‘with occasional baby-sitting.
Contact 424-0208. |

LIVE IN HOUSEMAN to work
for private residence. General
tasks include cleaning, laundry,
cooking and serving. Mubst be
able to tavvel on short notice
and have current’ Driver's
Licence. Bahamians only need
apply. Please fax your resume
with current. police record to
362-5871

BARBER NEEDED for
Pinewood barber shop.
Call 431-1058.

CAREGIVER WANTED
Please contact 1-242-332-2354
or 1-242-332-8365.

FAMILY SEEKING
Housekeeper. Please call 364-
8827 between 8 am and 5:30
pm

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LIVE IN MAID to work for
private residence. General
tasks Include cleaning, laundry,
cooking and serving. Must be
experienced with children and
able to travel on short notice.
Please fax your resume with
current police record to 362-
5871





Live in Maid to work for private

General
cleaning,

tasks
laundry,

residence.
include

able to travel on short notice.
Bahamians only need apply.

-Please fax your resume with



current police record to 362-
5871 a SVC

LIVE IN/OUT Housekeeper
and Baby Caregiver needed.
Mature female, reliable and
honest person. Call 376-0979.




LIVE-IN HELPER to take care
of the elderly. 376-8808.

LIVE-IN SPANISH SPEAKING

housekeeper needed. Must be
very pleasant and have
excellent childcare skills. Phone
467-6697/327-0310 after 7pm.

LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER
NEEDED
6 or 7 days week 30-45 years

old. Must have papersl
experience with children
required chores: incl’d: Daily
cleaning, laundry ironing

cooking 3 times weekly. infant
and toddler in home as. well
baby-sitting also ~ expected.
Must possess passport, police
record and health certificate.
Tel: Day See or 326-

- MAINTENANCE
WORKER/GARDENER wanted
please call 1-242-422-9060.

NEEDED: b
1 Part-time Teacher to teach
General, Health. & Biology
Grades 7-12
2 days per week. 5
P.E. Teacher to work
1 day per week \
Grade 1-12.
Send resume to:
redmouth@msn.com

SALES CLERK
Must be mature.
Tel 376-8808

Also:1

TWO EXPERIECED MALE

SECURITY FFICERS .
Ages 35-55 years of age
needed for private security firm.
Clean police record, well
groomed, good communication
and writing skills, own
transportation. Must be able to
work three shifts, 8a.m - 4 p.m,
4pm-12a.mand12am-8

; a.m
Serious persons only. Please
contact 431-7769 for an
appointment

URGENTLY NEEDED
Math and English language
tutors for High. School level

students. Also Chinse, French
: &. Spanish tutors -
Ph:433-3503/ 364-2322

CASHIER/SERVER NEEDED

for food booth. Must be honest
& neat in appearance.
Email resume to:
coralreef@coralwave. com










cooking and serving. Must be.





HELP WANTED |

30 FULL TIME SECURITY
OFFICERS NEEDED
-Between the ages of 25-55yrs
- Must be well groomed and a
good performer
‘Must be a Bahamian citizen
‘Be able to pass a background
investigation and drug
screening
‘Must be willing to work shifts,
weekends, holidays and
overtime.











A QUALIFIED,~ experienced
third. grade teacher is needed to

in Education and at least two
years experience in the
classroom.
Please fax resume to 394-4790
or e-mail resume to:
teachingposition2011@gmail.
com.

CHRISTIAN SPANISH
TEACHER NEEDED
for January, 2011. Applicants
must meet the following
criteria.:
1. Bahamian or
Resident Status only
2. College Degree/Teacher
Certification
3 Minimum 2 years teaching
experience preferred
Please e-mail resume
teachapp @ gmail.com

ESTABLISHED COMPANY
SEEKS MARKETING :
ASSOCIATE FOR
IMMEDIATE FULL TIME
EMPLOYMENT
Candidates must possess good
writing/communication skills, be
highly organized, and_ have




Permanent

to:

exceptional . self and time
management skills. This is a
high demand environment,
filled with ressures and
deadlines rom multiple
individuals and ‘sources.
Knowledge of - basic

administrative programs,. and
Quark, InDesign and
Photoshop a MUST. Should be
knowledgeable in varying areas
of marketing including print and
electronic mediums

Interested candidates should
submit applications by the 5th
of January to
marketingdepartment22 @gmail
.com

Fast growing preschool! needs |
TEACHERS

Call for info at ‘
356-7085 or 676-2733:

ARE YOU LOOKING for a
baby-sitter, caregiver or maid.
Phone 556-4141.

NASSAU ARCHITECTURAL
PRACTICE
pequites, a_ registered Architect
with a minimum of 5 years
experience in handling ‘large
scale work. The duties of the
successful applicant would be
to design as well as prepare
construction drawings and to be

able to supervise the
construction phase.

.Applications to the emailed to:

foppahamas@gmall-com,

NLY QUALIFIED
BAHAMIANS NEED TO
APPLY.



begin working in January 2011..
| Must have a Bachelor's degree



WELNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 23






APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN -
NEEDED
TELEPHONE 376-0220

AVON

Buy, Sell or Sign-up. .
Telephone:
361-5556, 429-4922
kempcorp @hotmail.com

LIVE IN GARDENER to work

full time for private rsidence..

Call Mon-Fri 9a.m. 325-6170/4 | Must be’ skilled in gardening | All

and.experienced in maintaining
the ‘upkeep .of the private
grounds. Bahamians only ‘need
apply.. Please fax your: resume
with current police record to

362-5871



live-
in/out job as baby-sitter,
housekeeper or caring _ for
elderly: Contact 341-5492 676-
2670.

HONEST. LADIES seek

LADY looking to share
apartment with a mature lady
between ages:25-35 only.
No kids/pets. Carmichael Road
area. 636-7861.

LADY seeks baby-sitter or days
work. or housekeeper job. Tel
544-5141, 558-7959.

LADY seeks jobs as live-in,
baby- sitter, care for the elderly,
days work, weekly job.
423-2494.

MATURE LADY seeks full time
job as a housekeeper, Monday
to Friday. Phone 436-3485.



COMPUTER REPAIR
Fast & affordable services * ,
Starting at $40
Certified Technician
Call 676-3692.

IT’S SERVICE
HOME REPAIR
TELEPHONE: 324-8471

LOSE 10-30 LBS AND MORE
Burns belly fat, fast + easy
without diet or exercise -
The Magic "Thin Pill" is here.
Fanny @364-0404

PRIVATE TUTORING
SERVICES
In all subjectsincluding foreign
: languages
Tel:433-3503,364-2322

: BABYCARE, |
PERSONALIZED SERVICED
OFFERED
PH: 394-1449





Se

ARTICLES SALE

*TILING*

(Tile Laying) Repairs”
“Replace any color grout!
Wall/Floor any jobs!
Good and fast work!
Estimate anytime.
Tel: 324-9833, 535-5949.

24-HRS
Air-condition & Appliance
_ Repair
makes &
commercial,
Maine.
-24-hr-service.
US trained technician.
Tel:436-5065, 544-6187.

MARRIAGE OFFICER
TEL 364-2633

GARY EDGECOMBE
CONSTRUCTION & CO
Professional Builders

Ph: 477-7191, 323-4663
or 364-7613

ON
Lh
LEARN TO FLY

Private Pilots Course
Instrument & Commercial
Theory
535-2484 359-0904

Email:
flightshopbahamas @ hotmail.
com












MAKE $1,000 or more doing
Nails :
Learn how to do the’ most
popular procedures using this
step-by-step DVD.

On
Nails!
Call NOW! 477-3105/362-1281

NOW ACCEPTING
REGISTRATION
for your child or children
Ages: 10 month-2 years.
In a clean, private home
environment.

Price at $40/pw.

‘ Trained teachers.
Phone 322-5321, 456-2398 .

REGISTER NOW

for Word and Excel Pitman
Classes.
@ Advancement Computing
Center.
477-1015
‘Kid Computer Club
Tuesday and Thursday. |

BUSINESS

models,
residential’ &












20 to learn how to do

















JOB PREP COMPUTER
Certificate Courses
3-in-1 or All-in-1
_ Registration & supplies Fee
$125








Start now.
Call Toya’s, 393-7045.

T’ai Chi CLASSES
Start Januray 11, 2011
. Call 394-4171.




CLOSING OUT SALE a
8 Channel DVR _ security
camera system comes with 6
1,000 GB HD camera view
wirelessly from the © internet
anywhere, $1200

24000 BTU split-unit A/C, $650
ono









POS Touch screen Register,
power, scanner, software, $800
ono.

Woman's heels $25/each
Tel:676-3464, 448-9139

ELECTRICAL SPECIAL!
Square D (1) 600 AMP and (1)
400 AMP Single Phase Meter
Main Circuit breaker(s)
Disconnect ema 3r
Construction. Phone 424-0186.

FOR SALE
6-Burner Stove, brand new 48”
suet fuel (Wolf) Model #DF486

Wolf Pro Wall Hood Model
#PW482718R

Serious enquiries © only,
363-2084.

FOR SALE
Bedroom set
Full size (used) $400.00

Phone 427-7409/328-2397.
; ; FOR SALE
Office’ desk, brown leather
rolling chairs, gold table, lamps
and barber chairs, . barber
booths. All items are new
For more information call Ms
Kelly at 456-4526, or 323-7979.

FOR SALE

One five piece glass dining .
room set. $500.

Call: 361-2132/425-0710.

FOR SALE
Wine Cork. Makes great craft
work. :.
Ph: 364-2322
NAIL SUPPLIES OR SALE

‘Also Air Brush Machine etc
~Phone: 394-1449

USED HP 19” FLAT SCREEN
3 $150.00 ;
TEL: 445-6507
FOR SALE

32” TV Emerison $600
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.

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WANTED
1 SUZUKI BALLENO GLX

BODY WANTED

car does not have to be
running, body must be good
Please call 425-8555, or 454-
5306 ifyou want to sell your
body GLX



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Old Fort Bay: 15,717 sq. ft. canal lot has
dock, sea wall and pool ready to gunite.
$760,000. NSO7150

Prince Charles Drive: 1.611 acre develop-
ment tract. $377,000. NSO7209

St. Alban‘s Drive: 1.25 commercial/residen--
tial property. $760,000. NS07089

Sandyport: Canalfront lot of 4,336 sq. ft. in
a sought after area. $199,000..NSO7184

Eastern Road: 17,000 sq. ft. residential lot







WESTRIDGE ESTATES OLD FORT BAY






Spacious ocean/lake view hilltop home on nearly an acre fea- impeccably built, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canal home has a chef's withn all arbilities. “$275,000;N506479
tures\3 bedrooms, plus a 2 bedroom suite above the garage kitchen, staff quarters, dock, infinity pool, and a double garage Saffron Hill: 10,335 sq. ft. ready to build
ocean view Jot. $374,990. NSO7183



ready for your final touches.- $1,650,000. NS07199 with overhead guest suite. $2,800,000. NSO7069

Westridge Estates: 1.05 acres perfect for a
family home. $406,000. NSO7188

The Balmoral, Prospect Ridge: 7,460 sq. ft.
to 8,664 sq. ft. residential lots in this gated
community. From $233,712. NSO6747

Camperdown: 17,020 sq. ft. lot in a cul-de-
Sac. subdivision. $225,000. NSO7095

lads ad: 9,200°sq. ft. multi-family ~











‘Gladstone
lot with all utilities. $109,000. NSO7208

Killarney Shores: Build your family home on
this 9,500 sq. ft. lot.. $129, G00. NS06832

Yamacraw: 9,336 sq. ft. corner lot in a new
subdivision. $115,000. Ref. NSO6988









CABLE BEACH — "THE BALMORAL, PROSPECT RIDGE



Live by the. beach at this elegantly furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath Executive townhomes within this gated community feature 3 bed- Lyford Cay: 0.6 acre sea view, hilltop lot.
condo. outfitted with impact resistant windows and doors, hurri- rooms, 2.5 baths and modern finishes. Amenities include a club- $1,220,000. NSO7190






cane shutters, and a bonus sitting area. $525,000. NSO7197 house, pool, tennis and concierge service. $449,000. NS07053

RENTALS



» CABLE BEACH
Furnished 2
1.5 bath









$3,200/mo.
NR10616

CHARLOTTEVILLE
3 bdrm town-
homes enjoy Turn-
berry elegance.









: — - : - a $3,500/mo.
CAVES POINT THE RESIDENCES AT ATLANTIS; PARADISE ISLAND NRO1482
Redesigned to perfection, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath turn-key resi- Luxury junior bedroom suite on the 16th floor. has beautiful har- .
dence is stunning with marble floors, state-of-the-art kitchen, and bour views within this beachfront condo-hotel. Recreation, din- CAREFREE
views of the sea. : $925,000. NSO7205 ing, gaming and entertainment nearby. $795,000. JSO0090 Ocean view, 2







bdrm condo. is
- furnished.

$2,800/mo.
NRO1206












CABLE BEACH
Beautiful 2 bdrm/
= 1 bath duplex unit
is turn-key.

$1,800/mo.
NRO1509














HAMSTER ROAD. SANDYPORT _ bath condo.
Affordable, pre and post-construction, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Canalfront Colonial features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, office, art stu- $1,400/mo. |
townhomes offer the security of gated living in a family- dio, large covered verandahs, wooden deck, pool, heated jacuzzi, NR10617




friendly, green environment . $190,000. NSO7161 __ private dockage, and amazing views. $1,595,000. NSO7202



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hostage and money

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A CROSS-DRESSING
bandit who casually robbed
a bank, took a hostage, and
made off with a sum of mon-
ey was being hunted by
police last night.

Several members of staff
were left shocked and
stunned after yesterday
morning’s brazen incident
at the Robin Hood branch
of Fidelity Bank. .

Wearing make-up and a
brown wig, the gunman was
dressed. in a black blouse
with gray pants and black

shawl when he held up the:

_Money Centre by Fidelity,
located within the Robin
Hood store. on Tonique
Williams Darling Highway.

Police reports said the
man was armed with a hand-
gun and entered the bank
demanding cash. However
shoppers at the store
explained that clerks and
customers inside the satel-
lite branch were unaware of



the heist until much later.
One witness said: “The
bank was full, the guy - well

he was dressed like a woman :

- had like a basket in his
hand as if he came to deliv-
er something. They sent him
in the back and then he
came out with someone and
they left. The people in the
back probably knew what
was going on but no one out
front had any idea.”

. According to police, the
cross-dressing bandit took

an employee hostage - -

believed to be the branch
manager - and used her to
escape. He was said to have
had a Jamaican/Bahamian
accent.

Sgt Chrislyn Skippings,
police press liaison, said:
“The culprit fled the area by
forcing an employee into her
2005 navy blue Toyota Cam-
ry vehicle, where he made
her drive him to Bethel
Avenue in the area of Yel-
low Elder Gardens where
he exited the vehicle in an
unknown direction.”

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UNIONS IN BTC ROW

- By AVA TURNQUEST
: Tribune Staff Reporter
i, aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

UNIONS should spear-
head a “shift in the nation’s
work ethic,” advised a senior
_ Baptist pastor.

Concerned by the escalat-
ing argument between the .
government and unions over
the impending sale of
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC),
senior Baptist pastors
: reached out to top. union
leaders yesterday.

In a letter sent to the pres-
ident of the National Con-

_ SEE page nine





ALL ABOARD: Disney’ s newest ship the Disney Dream tied up at Prince George Dock 0 on its inaugural visit to Nassau on Sunday. One of the
ship’s most famous crew members took time out to meet with Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool- -Wallace. Pictured left to right: Cap-
tain Tom Forberg, Mickey Mouse and Minister Vanderpool- -Wallace.

Legal action considered
to block sale of BTC

By TANEKA
THOMPSON .
Tribune Staff Reporter

UNIONS representing
BTC employees are in
talks with their legal team
to file suit against the gov-
ernment to block the
impending $210 million
sale of the telecommunica-
tions company.

Bernard Evans, president of the
Bahamas Communications Public Offi-
cers Union, said that the unions are pre-
pared to do all they can to prevent the

BERNARD»
EVANS

SEE page nine



Possible attempts to
tap ministers’ phones

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

POLICE investigators are on alert for
possible attempts to tap the cellular
phones of Cabinet ministers, although
Tribune sources say there have been no
formal complaints so far.

Several government ministers said
there have been no discussions at the
Cabinet level concerning alleged
attempts to illegally access phone

records.

In light of claims that BTC employees
may have been involved, Bernard Evans,
president of the Bahamas Communica

SEE page nine

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REPORTS OF POLICE

SHAKE-UP REFUTED

CONTINUING reports that a
massive shake-up is once again
looming for the senior ranks of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force
was refuted yesterday.

Among the names listed as the

SEE page nine

WOMAN IS FOUND
DEAD IN HOUSE FIRE

A FAMILY was in mourning
last night after a 55-year-old moth-
er was found dead in her blazing
home.

SEE page nine

&
~ back in court yesterday for

-an application for judicial
review after being passed

Graham-Allen

‘tion.

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THE TRIBUNE



Clinic waives more than $200,000
for little Kadin Finley's operation

Tribune readers, members of public help raise $20,000

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE Minnesota based Mayo

Clinic waived more than $200,000

in medical fees to treat one-year-

old Kadin Finley, a Bahamian

infant suffering from a rare med-
ical condition.

Family members are jubilant
over the generosity of Tribune
readers and members of the gen-
eral public, who helped to raise
$20,000 towards a, specialised
surgery, unavailable locally.

Shenequa Saunders, Kadin’s
cousin, said the four-hour surgery
involved a:specialised team of doc-
tors, including a general paediatric
surgeon, plastic surgeon. and neu-
rosurgeon, as well as a vascular
surgeon, who was on call. The

actual cost to contract each sur- .

geon would have been $50,000
each, had. Kadin’s family been
charged full cost..

“As soon:as the doctors saw him

they were confident they could
remove the mass. We had to prove
to them that $20,000 was all we
had and that we didn't have any
insurance. We had to give a bank

statement and show them printed

the articles from The Tribune. Just
to register Kadin we needed an
initial deposit of $7000, ” said Ms
Saunders.

Kadin was diagnosed by doctors |

at Pfincess Margaret Hospital with
the rare condition known as Klip-
pel-Trenaunay Syndrome or KTS,
which cannot be treated in the
Bahamas.

‘ After being assessed in Min- -

nesota, the doctors found the con-

’ dition to be Proteus Syndrome. It

is an uncommon overgrowth of tis-

sue in the body that sometimes —







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RIGHT: Kadin after his four-hour surgery which involved a specialised team of doctors.

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comes with “slight pain, deformi-
ties, cognition interruption and

_weigh gain.” In the case of Kadin,’

the growth was found to be benign.

What was originally supposed to
be a 508 business day trip, ended
up being a three week trip,

‘between time spent waiting on the

- hospital’s approval and the opera-
tion.

The Christmas surgery only
removed the growth of Kadin’s
chest.

The family is continuing its fund
raising for a summer surgery that
would remove the growth on his
arm. Its target is another $10-
15,000.

A local doctor-at Pinsess Mar

up care for Kadin.

Kadin’s story first. appeared in
The Tribune last September.

The family is thankful to God
and all the donors that helped to
finance the trip.

In addition to companies recog-

nised previously by the family for

assistance with past fundraisers,

Ms Saunders said the eyciing group

Platinum Riders, Bethel Baptist
Church and Bamboo Shack also
made donations.

Additional donations can be
made to Kadin's medical fund at
the Royal Bank of Canada,
Palmdale Branch: account T21-

. 4269.

The family can be contacted at

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Cheryl Grant Bethel

is back in court for |
a pre-trial hearing

VETERAN prosecutor
Cheryl Grant Bethell was

a pre-trial hearing.
~ Mrs Grant-Bethell filed

over for the post of Direc- °
tor of Public Prosecutions
to be appointed instead to
the post of Deputy Law
Reform Commissioner.
Jamaican attorney, Vinette
was
appointed to the post of
DPP.

While the main hearing.
on the judicial review
application is set down for
January 17 before Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs, Mrs
Grant-Bethell was back
before the judge yesterday
as attorneys argued over
pretrial issues. Senior Jus-
tice Isaacs yesterday dis-
missed her application
against dual representa-



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HEARING:

‘Cheryl Grant Bethel

Attorney General John
Delaney, who is being sued
in both his professional



and personal capacity hee
‘been represented previ-

ously by the firm of Gra-

. ham, Thompson and Co. :

Attorney Brian Simms,
QC, now represents Mr
Delaney.

Attorney Maurice Glin-

‘ton noted that: when the

matter was initiated, attor-
ney Lief Farquharson had
appeared on behalf of Mr
Delaney and that there
was no notice of change
given.

Mr Simms of the firm of
Lennox Patton and Co
argued that Mr Delaney
had a right to choose to
have whomever he want-
ed to represent him and
that Mrs Grant-Bethell’s
case was weak.

Mr Simms yesterday also
argued that Mr Delaney
should be removed from
the action altogether.

He noted that the Attor-

ney General had not act-.

ed unlawfully and that alle-
gations made against him
in his personal capacity
should be brought up in a
separate action.as they
were not appropriate for
judicial review prone
ings.

Attorney Wayne
Munroe, Who also repre-
sents Mrs Grant-Bethell,
argued however that the
application to remove Mr
Delaney from the action
should be discharged.

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-seven Haitian

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‘FIFTY-seven Haitian immi-
grants were picked up in the
Exuma chain and brought to
the capital for processing on

‘ Monday. -

The Department of Immi-
gration via its Georgetown,
Exuma office received infor-
mation of a Haitian sloop on
the southern side of Great
Exuma near Sandy Cay at
around 2am on Sunday.

Georgetown police and
. immigration officers immedi-
ately responded to the report.
A team of immigration offi-
cers and Defence Force
marines was then flown to the
island from New Providence
at sunrise and they searched
the area.
By noon on Monday, a total
of 57 undocumented Haitians
had been found and taken into

custody. :

The group, consisting of 44
men and 13 women, was
checked for signs of cholera,

-which has afflicted parts of

Haiti for several months, -
before being brought to the

. capital; said officials. —

Preparations are now
underway for the immediate
repatriation of the 57
migrants.

N ational Bank of Malawi

issues alert over e-mail

THE National Bank of Malawi has sent
out a security alert that an e-mail, ostensi-
bly from its bank, asking persons to confirm
their Banknet Online confirmation — user-
is a fraud and should

name, password, etc —
be ignored,

“Please ignore it as it is not coming from
the National Bank of Malawi, ” the bank

said yesterday.

“Do not submit your User ID and Pass-
word as requested when you click on the
link in this fraudulent e-mail,” the bank’s

warning continued.

“This is called Phishing, an internet fraud:
trick whereby internet hackers send out 2.

legitimate-looking emails or instructions to
be followed, in an attempt to gather confi-
dential personal and financial information
from recipients.

“As a result of this, we have introduced

a new internet banking security programme

for better maintenance and your Banknet
Oline confidence.

“Click on the ‘Secure’ below to com-

plete your security upgrade,’
which provided a security source.
Several individuals and businesses in

’ said the email,

Nassau — including The Tribune —

received the fraudulent telegram on January

‘

Haiti presidential runoff
‘impossible’ this month

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

A SECOND-ROUND
vote to choose Haiti's presi-
dent will not be possible until
late February, after the con-
stitutional end of current
President Rene Preval's term,
an electoral © council
spokesman said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The two-candidate runoff
is supposed to be held Jan.
16. But results have not been
finalized from the Nov. 28
first round that was criticized
for low turnout, disorganiza-
‘tion, fraud, violence and vot-
erintimidation. .

A delay will only deepen a
political crisis that has already
resulted in rioting and further
complicate Haiti's response
to a deadly cholera epidemic

and the stillborn reconstruc-
tion from last year's earth-
quake.

The provisional electoral
council is waiting for recom-
mendations from an Organi-

zation of American States’

team called in to review the
first-round vote. It would then
need weeks more to deal with
candidates’ objections and
allow time for campaigning,
the spokesman for the provi-
sional electoral council, Pierre
Thibault Junior, said.

"The second round is not
possible until the end of Feb-
ruary," he said.

Haiti's constitution says
Preval's five-year term should
end — and a new president's
term begin — on Feb. 7.

But Preval has lately been
reminding Haitian media that

delays surrounding his own
complicated election mean‘
that he was not actually inau-
gurated until May 14, 2006.
He has also opposed the cre-
ation of a transitional gov-
ernment to rule between the
end of his term and the elec-
tion of a new president.

After Preval suggested dur-
ing the summer that he could
stay in power an extra three
months, protesters clashed
with police and U.N. peace-
keepers in front of the
destroyed national palace.

That unrest was tame com-
pared to the flaming barri-
cades and raging anger in
nearly all of Haiti's major
cities that met the announce-
ment. of results from the
November presidential bal-
lot.

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Consumer group backs

the majority sale of BTC

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

IN THE face of ongoing

opposition from union lead-
ers, Bahamian consumers
continue to voice their sup-
port for the majority sale of
BTC.

.. Consumer Voices
Bahamas (CVB), a newly
formed consumer advocacy

group, issued a press state- |

ment yesterday announcing
its support for the govern-
ment's impending $210 mil-
lion sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
(CWC).

It said: “Consumers will
get a reduction in cellular
rates and reduced prices in
purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest
rates in the region for local

cell phone minutes and we.

also pay one of the highest
rates in the region for pur-
‘chasing cell phones.”

The consumer group said
its members believe that the
eventual opening of the
telecommunications market
in the Bahamas, which will







“Consumers will get a reduction

in cellular rates and reduced prices

in purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest rates
in the region for local cell phone
minutes and we also pay one of
the highest rates in the region for
purchasing cell phones.”



Consumer Voices Bahamas

put other telecom giants in

-competition with BTC, will
force all providers to offer |

faster networks and efficient
service while also increasing
employment opportunities.
“Additional Bahamians
will have more job opportu-
nities when new cellular
companies are allowed,”
said the CVB statement.
The group also claimed
the sale will assist the coun-
try’s tourism industry.
CVB said: “Cheaper rates
and better service will
attract more visitors. Visi-
tors will be able to keep in
contact with their families

using their smartphones
while on vacation and the
business traveller will not

miss a beat in the business

world while on vacation.”
According to the group,
through the sale BTC will
be able to accelerate the
introduction of communica-
tion technology into the
health care arena, allowing
persons on the Family
islands to have their screen-
ings and scans viewed elec-

tronically in New Provi- |

dence.

’ They said the company
might also be in.a position to
launch a 24-hour support

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live alone.

Meanwhile, union repre-
sentatives — including lead-
ers of the NCTUB and the
Trade Union Congress
(TUC), along with BTC's
unions: the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Offi-
cers Union and_ the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Managers Union
— gathered for a four-hour
"strategy" meeting last
Monday, to plan how best
to continue their protest
against the sale.

Demonstrations and work
stoppages came to a halt
two weeks ago, after the
prime minister warned BTC
workers who took part that
their jobs could be in jeop-
ardy. y

NCTUB and TUC report-
edly assured those who
attended the meeting that
they are looking for a “way
forward” and will be contin-
uing their efforts to have the
Memorandum of Under-
standing amended to reflect
a 49 per cent sale rather

than the majority 51 percent |

sale to CWC.

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Ministry ‘will soon clear

debris from Mackey Yard’

MACKEY YARD:
Works Minister Neko Grant



WORKS Minister Neko
Grant confirmed yesterday
that his ministry will soon
clear debris from the Mackey
Yard fire and secure the
property.

However, Mr Grant could

not say what would happen |

to the residents left at the
Haitian community. Howev-
er, he did say that govern-
ment would not raze the few
homes left undamaged by the
Boxing Day blaze.

"We will be clearing it (the
land) in a short order I am
unable to give a time when
it will commence it has not
been finanlised, but it will be
done in short order," Mr
Grant said yesterday.

He said he could not give a
specific date for the debris
removal explaining that the

details are still being finalised.
He added that the "few
homes there" will not be
cleared away and that the
"land will be secured" once
this is done.

The Boxing Day fire con-
sumed more than 100 homes
in what was believed to be
one of the oldest Haitian vil-
lages in New Providence.
There are less than 20 wood-
en structures left standing at
the site.

Earlier this week, Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Housing Brensil
Rolle said government will
repossess the land once the
illegal structures are moved.

"Once it is cleaned, it will

‘be cordoned off and the gov-

ernment will take possession
of the land — with perhaps an

understanding that the land
will be turned over to the
Ministry of Housing, which
will then become available to
Bahamians for purchase,"
said Mr Rolle.

"The Ministry of Works is
going to make a determina-
tion on which structures
should stand, those that are
occupied for the time being
they will not be demolished.

"The department of Lands .

and Surveys and the Ministry
of Housing is putting down
the stakes to further identify
the just under eight acres of

government property in the .

area," he added.
After the fire several char-
ities and government organi-

sations descended on Mackey -

Yard to provide food, clothes
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PLP DEPUTY leader
Philip ‘Brave’ Davis has
again insisted that Cable
and Wireless is not a “good
partner” for the Bahamas.

Appearing as a guest on
the radio programme
‘Leading Voices’ with attor-
ney Fayne Thompson, Mr
Davis said it is not too late
for the government to stop
its sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
and instead sell those shares
to a Bahamian consortium.

“Tt is never too late. And
what aggravates the deba-
cle is the fact that this
whole arrangement is
shrouded in secrecy.

“For example, my recol-
lection is that within days
of the announcement that a
MOU (memorandum of
understanding) had been’
entered into, you had the
prime ‘minister saying that
they were not aware of any-
thing happening, and you
had Minister Zhivargo
Laing'saying he was not
aware of anything happen-
ing. Then, out of the blue,
here comes Cable and
Wireless. So the question
is: Where did it start? When
did it start? and how did
Cable and Wireless get to

i ‘the table?” Mr Davis asked.

‘The MP said that there
are many factors that con-

tribute to making this sale a
:,“bad deal” for the .
: Bahamas.

“The government had a
deal for $260 for 49 per
cent. They said that the pre-

vious administration (PLP)

was ‘trusting’ BTC. That it
was going to be paid over a
period of time, but that is .
not totally true. That deal
would have brought to the
Bahamas government more
money than they are now
getting under what they say
is the MOU.

“They say that Cable and
Wireless is buying for $210
million, 51 per cent. Under
the deal that was on the
table the Bahamas govern-.
ment was going to get $225
million right up front. So
right away they were get-
ting more money up front
than what they were get-
ting from Cable and Wire-
less. Yes it is true that the
balance of the $5 million
was going to be five. years
later and six years later but
all of that was predicated
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incentives that was placed

on the buyers,” Mr Davis
said.

This line of reasoning has
been disputed by the gov-
ernment, which claims the
country stood to gain sig-
nificantly less money under
the earlier deal proposed
by the PLP, and would
have had to wait up to six
years for the market to be
opened to other telecom
providers.

But the PLP’s deputy
leader claimed that the pro-
posed buyers under his par-
ty, Bluewater, would have
been faced with liberalisa-
tion of the entire telecoms
market in a shorter time
period if certain bench-
marks were not met.

He added: “Don’t forget,
we don’t know the full
details of this deal. We
hoped we would have seen .
it by now, we have been _
calling for it to be made
public. If they don’t want
to share it with us, at least
they can share it with the
union and the employees
directly affected by it.

“But they have not
shared it and the question is
for the government: Why
are you not allowing at least
the: parliamentarians, who
are a part of the political
directorate and part of gov-
ernance, why are you not
allowing them to see it?”

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Pastors extend helping hand to unionists

ON TUESDAY five Baptist’ pastors wrote
a letter to Mrs Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, pres- -
ident of the National Congress of Trade
Unions, to “encourage” her in her repre- .
sentation of BTC workers not to allow her
“sterling record of progress to be sullied by
,any event that will disadvantage the innocent
‘public.

“The claims and issues which the leaders
of the Trade Union believe to be legitimate
must not be allowed to descend into Iaw-
lessness or any perception of the same,” the
ministers told her.

They encouraged BTC management ‘aia
unions to “negotiate honorably and in good
faith” and also offered their services as medi-
ators. :
.The letter was signed by Bishop Simeon
Hall of New Covenant Baptist Church, Bish-
op John Humes, Church of God National
Office, Bishop Gregory Minnis, New
Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry, Bishop ay
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church of
God and Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral. ;

This is the first time that the public has
been considered. The whole argument is
about unionists who have to be constantly
reminded.that they do not own BTC and, '
therefore, can’ have no more than an‘opinion
about the sale of the telecommunications
network.

A consumer network has now been

‘formed to give voice to the long suffering

public who are paying exorbitant rates for
communications compared to others in the
region.

The new group point out that Bahamians .
pay “the highest rates in the region for local
cell phone. minutes’ and also “one of the
highest rates in the region for purchasing |
cell phones.” (See-their statement on page

Also for the first time — after the sale to
C&W — Bahamians will be able to buy -
shares in BTC. ;

Bernard Evans, president of the Bahamas
Communications Public Officers Union, said
that the unions are prepared to do all that,
they can to prevent the utility company from
being privatised. The public was, given the
impression that the unions approved the pri-
vatisation of BTC— one of the planks in

wanted the'51 per cent to be handed over to

. Some shadowy Bahamian conglomerate.

In a radio programme PLP deputy leader
Brave Davis said that it was not too late to
stop. the sale to Cable and Wireless and
instead sell the shares to.a “Bahamian con-
sortium.” .

Who is this Bahamian Sonsorinty and, if
they are interested, why did they not make

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themselves known ddeing the bidding
process? Government:.cannot negotiate with
a shadow. And shadows cannot suddenly

- come into the light after .a serious partner

with finances, connections and expertise is on

- the point of finalising a contract.

What is strange is that the unions, backed
by PLP politicians, are demanding the details
of the Memorandum of Understanding with

..C&W— the contents of which will be made

public in a few days — but think nothing of
keeping their dealings with Blue Water Ven-
tures a deadly secret, only exposed when
the FNM. became the government. :

They want details of the Memorandum of
Understanding. In return the public: wants
faces put onto this “Bahamian consortium”
that we are hearing so-much about. We want
their credentials, their international con-

-nections, the-extent oftheir technical knowl-

edge : and influence. If they cannot do this-—
and it’s becoming clearer by the day who
these people are — then they should get out

- of the way, stop wasting time and let this

country move forward.

According to Mr Evans, BTC employees
are in talks with their legal team to take
action against government to block the $210

million sale. Other than loss of jobs, which is -

a matter for the’Industrial Tribunal; what
part of BTC do they own to prevent a sale at
any time? They are employees, who could be

‘fired if it weren’t for government’s agree-

ment with C&W that they. cannot be fired

against their will and without a.severance

package.
However, should they do anything foolish

. at this stage without going through the legal: -

process for permission to take a strike vote,
they will fire themselves. They will have can-

celled any agreement negotidted to protect,

them. ,
They are being hoodwinked by anyone

who tells them otherwise. And before they ©
do anything foolish, . they would be well .

advised to go to their union leaders and
ensure — in writing — that should they losé
their jobs because of their behaviour, the
union will financially support them.

There are staff at BTC, who know what .

side their bread is buttered on. They know
that with a more streamlined company and

far better off than they are now.
Because of past service it would be sur-

prising if BTC gets much public sympathy. °

As Bishop Simeon Hall said: “It is becoming
very difficult to support workers and their
unions in causes they believe to be right
without first hurdling the memory of the
last experience of inexcusable, poor, and
shoddy: service rendered.”





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Don’t get

| tricked by

| the union
leaders

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The book of Proverbs
states that “Who is as the
wise man and who knoweth
the interpretation of a king.
A man's wisdom maketh his
face to shine and the bold-
ness of his face shall be

'\ changed.”

As I sat and watched the
news on my TV, I was
shocked to see the people
from BTC protesting and
look who is calling out those
people, the leaders who
have failed the people of
ZNS.

The people who could not

present a suitable package’
‘for the people. In my opin-

ion these leaders can be

termed failures.
My greatest shock came

from who I saw, it was the

President of the Christian
Council. ,

In my opinion this man
was asleep from the day he
came to office, but here he is
marching with BTC.

He reminds me of the sto-
ry that was told about an
MP from Andros when :a
debate was taking place in
the House of Assembly and

it was a bill that would be a



blessing for Andros:
“While the:debate:was

going on the MP was sleep- :



IS

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_ing, the vote was put to the

floor, the question was
asked, all in favour say yes,
the MP jump up out of his

-sleep and shouted , “No not

over my dead body.” He left
his colleagues very much
puzzled.

The country's murder
count is now over ninety,
have you heard from the
Christian Council?

Have you heard this man.
calling for a Solemn ‘Fast for

the country and. petitioning
the Government for a
National Day of Prayer?

Is it because he is fast -

asleep?
_\ The people from BTC

“were marching and protest-

ing with some of the politi-
cians and look who the par-
ty is, the one helping to
cause some of the fury that's
happening in our country
today.

From the day they found
out they were no longer in
control, they were instigat-

-ing problems and: causing
“uproar among’ the people.”
-Grumbling:and complaining *

will not get you any votes...



BTC, don't get caught up
with those union leaders.
Any Government can come
and offer them something.
They will leave- you with
your head in your hands.
Don't get tricked by union
leaders.

Trust you me, I hive seen

it happen before. Remem-

ber Henry Dean and
Bahamasair several years

- ago?

They will bail out on you. -
You need your jobs.:

- Only the workers who
believe in slunking are upset
about what's going on. BTC
does not belong fo the union
leaders.

If-one would take a poll,
you will find out that BTC

should have been privatized

a long time ago.

Some of those workers
were getting away with fool-
ishness for a long time. Let
the Government do what
must be: done and let the
chips fall where they may
because it's for the good of

. the country.

~~ B BULLARD:
= ‘Nassau,,.
December 24, 2010.

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EDITOR, The Tribune. |

Now that 2010 has come to aclose, I wish

' to share a wish list with your daily. sub-

scribers. It is my hope that the parties con-
cerned would accommodate me.
Institutions with drive through lanes
should prohibit drivers of vehicles with inop-
erative power windows, and right hand dri-

ven vehicles from this lane. Request that _
_ they place. orders inside.

‘Customers that do not have copies of their
bills (power, cable, ‘telephone, bank book,

‘the international arena into which ‘it will - J. etc) should be made to wait ina special line.

-move through the C&W alliance, they will be

Employees should not be sitting behind

"booths marked. “closed” They should be
. doing their ancillary: duties away from the

public.
It seems to be a fad these days for arro-
gant drivers not to use their signals. The

fines for their silly defiance of this important '
‘regulation should be in line with the seat

bill law fines.
amend the law to allow the fisheries

LIZ
Nassau,

is no



2 a Ah (AOC person”? .
=. 2, PATRICIA
‘ A PINDER
Signed Management Niceau;

inspector to also censure Kentucky for serv-
ing undersized chicken wings.

I am proud of the Bahamas Royal Police:
Force and its esteemed Commissioner

‘Greenslade.

They are so clean cut and professional

~ looking, with one glaring exception. Why is

that they do not have a standard issue of

side arms and holstérs? Four officers at‘a

scene could all have different hand guns
and holsters. Some have no holsters, instead
sticking the firearm in the waist band of

- their trousers (pointing in a peculiar and

precarious direction). In fact some.of the
holsters I see look down right cheesy. Sure-
ly if we can outfit the force with high end
equipment, impressive vehicles, we can have
a more enn. pleasing and function-
alside armsissue. — A

, BRADLEY L
ARMBRISTER |
Freeport,
January, 2011.

Alleged speech is hoax circulating since 2005

IN reference to aletter written to The Tribune on December

23 by Mr Pat Strachan, quoting a speech allegedly made by Aus-

tralia’s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, in which he is supposed

to have told Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law to

‘leave Australia, and advised all immigrants who want to settle in

Australia that they must adapt to the Australian way of life if
they want to do so, Liz, a reader of tribune242.com, wrote:

As I watch and listen to the news voraciously, and have never
heard what would be a major story of this speech, and just because
I thought it was unusual for any world leader to say what the
Australian Prime Minister allegedly said, I did some research and
found out that this alleged speech is a hoax that has been circulating
since 2005 and has been attributed to various people. ;

December 28, 2010. ae , |
How do you know source of
comment about Haitians?

EDITOR, The Tribune. <

In your editorial today there is a comment made by a person the |
day before quoted by you as saying “Haitians are cockroaches,” and
that comment came from the German. Third Reich.

You also stated, “We hope when those Bible toting Bahamians
with eyes lifted heavenward on. Sundays, arrive at the Pearly Gate,

~ St Peter doesn’t slam the gate in their faces while he goes to check
their credentials. We also hope, for their sakes that their papers will
be in order — if not they could be listed as illegal and deported back
to where they came from — a hell on earth”.

My question to you is: How do you know this commént came
from “a Christian” or

“a Bible toting Sunday church worshiping

December 30, 2010.
THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 5



os mye

woe to Harbour Island

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

BUSINESS owners and resi-
dents of Harbour Island were
plagued by frequent power out-
ages during the holidays due:to
problems at the, Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's North
Eleuthera plant.

Residents of the island said
power outages have been inter-
mittent for some time, but
increased over the holidays and
continued up to yesterday, when
there were three brief failures

before noon. .

Corwin Wilkinson, a cus-
tomer service representative for
Valentines Resort and Marina
on Harbour Island, said while
the outages are "annoying" the
property did not lose customers
because they have generators
installed.

"We have generator to back
up,,so we were able to protect
our guests that way, but there
were lot of outages. They are
still going on, several times a
day, and there is the fear of los-
ing appliances," said Mr Wilkin-
son.

Patrick Tully, owner of Dun-
more Deli, said he is used to the
blackouts and feels that com-
plaining to BEC officials is a
“waste of time".

"It's been going on for years
and at least two or three already
for the day - you just get used to
it basically," Mr Dully said.

BEC explained that they are
having problems generating
power at the Harbour Island
plant and that a "series of gen-
erator trips" caused yesterday's
problem.

"As soon as the problem was
realised it was corrected right

away," said Arnette Wilson-
Ingraham, BEC's media rela-

tions officer, who emphasised °

that power was immediately
restored after the trips.

On January 1, there was a
blackout from 11.51lam to
4.30pm, affecting portions of
North Eluethera including
Hatchett Bay North and Har-
bour Island.

This was due to "system relat-

ed problems (that BEC) man-
aged to correct," said Ms Wil-
son-Ingraham.

For much of last year, North
Eluethera residents dealt with

regular power outages.

The Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration is presently in the final
stages of completing the devel-
opment of a new power plant
in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
which will serve both the main-
land and Harbour Island.

Yesterday, PLP chairman
Bradley Roberts issued a state-
ment on the issue. It said: "It’s a
disgrace that after-almost four
years, the residences of North
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
have has to endure much under

this self-proclaimed ‘simply the’

best’ government."

Ross University Bahamas students have made ‘successful transition’

FREEPORT - Another semes-
ter is underway at Ross Universi-
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horse Plaza in Freeport.

“The students have made a suc-
cessful transition to their new sur-
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tomed to the work load of the
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Meg Osman, director of student ser-
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- TWO CHARGED WITH

BEC issues bring holiday |

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

HOUSEBREAKING
AND STEALING

FREEPORT -— Two men

: were charged with house-
: breaking and stealing in the
i Freeport Magistrate Court on
Friday.

David Stuart, 19, and Lam-

: ont Silver, 32, both of
: Freeport, appeared in Court
: Two before Magistrate
: Andrew Forbes.

Stuart pleaded guilty to two

i of three counts of house-
: breaking and one count of
: stealing.

He was sentenced to 10

: months in prison on each of
_: the housebreaking charges
? and 12 months on the charge
: of stealing. '

On the not guilty house-

breaking charge, Stuart is
: expected to return to court on
? May 11 for summary trial.

Silver pleaded guilty to

: one count of housebreaking
: and was sentenced to 12
months in prison. He also
: pleaded guilty to one count of
: stealing and was sentenced to
? eight months in prison.

In other court matters,

i Donavan Collie, 22, of Coral
: Reef Estates, was charged
: with armed robbery and two
? counts of causing harm in
: Court Three before Deputy
; Chief Magistrate Helen Jones.

It is alleged that on Decem-

ber 21, at Freeport, Grand
‘; Bahama, the accused shot and
; robbed a man of cash.

Collie was not required to

plead to the charges. The mat-
: ter was adjourned to Febru-
: ary 1, 2011.

Ricardo Adderley, 41, of

i: Sea Horse Village, was
: charged with possession of
: dangerous drugs in Court
: Three before Deputy chief
; magistrate Helen Jones.

Attorney Simeon Brown

represented Adderley, who -
: pleaded not guilty to the
: charge.

It is alleged that the

accused was found in posses-
? sion of 16 grams of marijuana ~
i? at Freeport, Grand Bahama.

He was granted $2,000 bail

: with surety and the matter was

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‘Most successful year’
for the Commonwealth
‘Writers of the Bahamas

THE Commonwealth Writ-
ers of the Bahamas have taken
stock and declared 2010 their
most successful year since the
organisation’s inception in 2004.

With a host of activities held
and prizes handed out last year,
the non-profit organisation for
adult and student writers in the
Bahamas said it is grateful for
the assistance of its sponsors,

members and parents of partic--

ipating students.

Last year’s Commonwealth
Writers events included:

e The Short Story/Poetry
Competition from November,
2009 - February, 2010

e The Story Tellers Conven-
tion Mix and Mingle Party on
February 19 at Xavier's Lower
School. &

e The Story Tellers Conven-
tion on February 20 at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Crystal Palace
Resort.

e The Junior Writers’ Cake

Sale at Arawak Cay in March -

2010 ee,

e The launch of a book by
junior writer Destiny Smith on
April 23 at the Chapter One
Book Store, College of the
Bahamas. .

e Winners of the Writing
Competition announced at the
Chapter One Book Store on
May 1.

e Writers’ church service at
Christ Church Cathedral on
May 2.

e Opening of John Canoe
Writers-Festival on May 8 at the
Four Season’s Nursery.

e Members visited the
National Charmetts Convention

- on June 19 at the Wyndham

Nassau Crystal Palace Resort.

e The Sixth Annual Writing
Awards Ceremony on Novem-
ber 8 at Government House.

° Royal Bank of Canada
sponsored the Commonwealth
Writers booth at the Miami
International Book Fair from
November 19-21.

The street fair was held at the
Miami Dade College Wolfson
Campus.

e Presentations of certificates
and prizes at the Writing
Awards Ceremony at Govern-
ment House.

YOUTH CATEGORY
WINNERS: ;
1. Deoliver Gibson of St
Cecelia’s Primary School
2. Wilton Gibson of Cabbagé
Hill Primary School

FROM LEFT:
JANELL
Watkins, Ashley
Fox, Angelique
Rolle and presi-
dent-elect of
Rotary East
Nassau Adam
Darville.






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sau Christian Academy

2. Jasmond Collie of Long
Cay All Age School

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winners and participants of .

its 2010 Rotary Four-Way
Test Essay Competition.

The Four-Way Test is a
set of four questions Rotar-
ians are asked to answer
when making judgments
about the things they think,
do or say.

For the competition, stu-
dents were asked to write
how they would use the
same test in their daily
lives.

The winners and their
parents were special guests
at East Nassau’s Christmas
Lunch at the Nassau Yacht

Club on Friday, December
17 where they were present-
ed with their prizes.

In the 10-13-year-old cat-
egory first place winner was
Janell Watkins, 13, from St
John's College. Second
place went to Angelique
Rolle, 10, from TG Glover
Primary.

The first place winner in
the 14-16-year-old category
was Ashley Fox, 16, from
Queen's College and in sec-
ond place was Montel
Williams, 14, of Christian
Heritage School.

The Tribune newspaper
was a major sponsor of the
competition.


THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 7



Benefit show for

the Bahamas’
Ranfurly Home
to be held in US

A BENEFIT show star:

ring the cast from the musi-
cal Standing Ovation is set
to wow audiences in
Philadelphia and raise mon-
ey for the résidents of the
Ranfurly Home at the same
time.

Last summer, the produc-
ers from Kenilworth Films,
along with the cast from
their movie Standing Ova-
tion, chose the Ranfurly

Home for Children to -

receive all proceeds raised
during a charity concert
event with the Standing
Ovation cast in the
Bahamas. The performance,
held on August.8, 2010, was
just the beginning of an out-
pouring of love and support
from Standing Ovation Pro-
ducer Diane Kirman and her
team as the Ranfurly kids
stole their hearts. -
This January, Karen Rawl-
ings, who. was instrumental
in bringing the Standing
Ovation film and its cast to
Nassau, will produce a ben-
efit show for the Ranfurly

Home which will be held just -

outside of Philadelphia on

January 9th. Performances
by tri-state area dancers, -

including members of the
Junior and Pre-Pro Sixer
Dance Teams as well as
Bahamian entertainer,
Funky D, are set to travel to
Philadelphia to make a spe-
cial guest appearance at the
show.



Georgia.

This is the fifth year that the club has held
trials and seminars for dog enthusiasts.

“We hold obedience trials on the, Friday
and a beginner’s seminar on the Saturday
morning,” said Tonya Gay, president of the

NAODC.

“The Metts are wonderful trainers and have ©
a great deal of experience in training dogs in
obedience. We enjoy offering an introduction
to the sport of obedience to persons interested

THE Nassau Agility and’ Obedience Dog
Club (NAODC) will be offering special obe-
dience seminars this coming Saturday at the
Retreat on Village Road featuring two judges
from the American-Kennel Club (AKC).

Two classes will be offered, one at 9am and
another at 10.30am. The seminars are open
to the public and will feature Carol and Jon
Mett, AKC obedience judges from Savannah,

Proceeds from all DVDs,
CDs and merchandise sold
that evening will also go to
Ranfurly.

When the Standing Ova- |

tion team visited the orphan-
age last summer the children
and the facility were show-
ered with not only monetary
gifts but items from Ran-
furly’s “wish list” including
new windows, new mattress-
es and sheet sets, air condi-
tioners, freezers, fax
machines, sundries and
many other things so des-
perately needed.

Commitment

However, the most impor-
tant thing of all was the com-
mitment made by the Stand-
ing Ovation producers and
their colleagues to return to
Ranfurly and continue to
help support and spread the
word of their needs. Unfor-
tunately, the Ranfurly Home
administration and caretak-
ers struggle everyday and
must depend on outside sup-
port just to keep the doors of
the home open.

In October, 2010 the
Standing Ovation team ven-
tured back to Nassau specif-
ically to visit the Ranfurly
Home and spend time with
the youngsters. They con-

‘ducted dance and voice

workshops and also pro-
duced a public service

a

the case.

announcement in an effort

to be true to their word and
also to urge others to com-
mit as well.

_ Producers have no doubt
that in addition to. the fan-
tastic show already planned,
Funky D will wow their
audience with his electrify-
ing performances! The

event, titled “Love That.

Child”, is expected to sell

‘. out at the beautiful 750. seat
- Lang Performing Arts The-

atre and Ranfurly Home
President, Alexandra Mail-
lis-Lynch, will have the hon-

our of guest speaking to.

those who attend. Also
among those from the
Bahamas who will travel.to

the U.S. for the show, are |

Craig Woods, Film Com-
missioner from the Ministry
of Tourism, and Tina
Knowles, owner of Chelsea
Choice Bottled Water Com-
pany. Ms Knowles will
accompany Danielle Dean,

’ one of the talented children

of her company sponsored
“Chelsea’s Kids” pro-
gramme who is scheduled to
perform at ‘the
benefit. Danielle will take
the stage to sing “At Last”
under the direction of her
musical team; Dion Turn-
quest and G: Note, also a
member of Chelsea’s Kids.
The “Love That Child”
theme was derived from the
song of the same title, which
was written and recorded by

NASSAU CANINE OBEDIENCE SEMINAR TO FEATURE AKC JUDGES |



in training their dogs. The club will be running
a beginner obedience course in January and
February following the seminar for those who
wish to continue to train their dogs.”
The NAODC said it promotes responsible
dog ownership and believes that having a dog
- in your life'should provide you with great joy
and companionship, not an extra burden or
an endless source of frustration, as is so often

A special seminar in rally obedience also
will be offered on Saturday at 11.30am.

Rally obedience is based on traditional obe-
dience exercise, however, the competitors pro-
ceed around a course of designated stations

with the dog in heel position. The course con-

sists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team
what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, han-
dlers are allowed to encourage their dogs dur-
ing the course.

Patrice Ellis to be honoured by Trumpet Awards Foundation

PATRICE Ellis, founder
of the Etiquette and Image
Institute and wife of Bishop
Neil Ellis of the Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, is among 24 women
who will be honoured by the
Trumpet Awards Founda-
tion in the United States this
year.

According to the founda-
tion, the organisation was
created to recognise the
accomplishments of Black
Americans and to give recog-
nition to those who have
overcome the ills of racism
and poverty and achieved
special greatness.

This year, Mrs Ellis in
addition to 23 of America’s
most accomplished female
entrepreneurs and corporate

leaders “who display high
style and unmatched ele-
gance,” will be honoured by
the foundation as part of its

‘High Heels with High Tea

awards ceremony to be held
in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan-
uary 27.

Responding to _ the
announcement of her award,
Mrs Ellis said she was hon-
oured “to be recognised by
such a prestigious group of
non-Bahamians and hum-
bled at the thought that
there are people around the
world that are taking Lote of
my every move.”

“T accept this award on
behalf of all of the women
of our country who, though
faced with challenges, have
stayed the cause and pursued

the dream,” said the former
nurse,

Said Xernona. Clayton,
creator and executive pro-
ducer of the .Trumpet
Awards: “We often hear
about successful people, but
the honourees for High Tea
with High Heels are women

‘whose accomplishments in

the business sector are
unknown to most, yet are
nothing short of extraordi-
nary.”

This year’s list of award
winners includes the wife of
the Mayor of Atlanta, Geor-
gia. and Vanessa Long, wife
of Bishop Eddie Long.

The annual High Tea with
High Heels awards ceremo-
ny will be held at the Hyatt
in downtown Atlanta.





TOUCH OF CLASS DANCERS are also set to perform for the benefit show to aid the Ranfurly Home.

Ranfurly Home’s former res-
ident Damien Davis and
produced by the, Bank of
Bahamas. Davis, currently a
manager’at Dolphin Cay at
the Atlantis, is a prime
example of how growing up
in a safe and nurturing envi-
ronment as a child can

define the person one

becomes as an adult. As a
tribute to Davis and the chil-

dren of Ranfurly, Standing -
Ovation choreographer, .

Krystal Tini, will produce an
original dance piece to
“Love That Child”.

Rawlings notes that in the
United States the phrase “no
child left behind” is often
heard and goes on to say for
her, that phrase includes
children from all over the
world. If every person could
help just one child, some-
we somehow somewhere,
whe.:er it is a child in their
family, neighbourhood or
even ir >.country miles
away, the .. .nderful feeling
it leaves in your heart is
worth-every second of effort
and sacrifice. ~

No. stranger to the
Bahamas, Rawlings recently
wrote a children’s book,

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A Bahamian in search of Fidel

By LARRY SMITH

HAVANA, Cuba - "So
you wanted to visit before
the country opens up and
everything changes?" a 30-
something tour guide asked
me as we surveyed Havana's
bustling historic quarter
from the rooftop of a
restored colonial mansion.

It was true, I suppose. I
had come in search of Fidel
— 50 years after his revolu-
tionary triumph and an
uncertain time before his
death — to get a glimpse of
life in what is probably the

last true communist state. |

According to Fidel's brother
Raul, who took over as pres-
ident two years ago, "Cuba
is the only country in the
world where people can live
without working." But there
are plans to change all that.

Cuba is about to take the
Chinese road ‘to transform
its economy and, not coinci-
dentally, to pay back billions
in overdue Chinese loans.
Last November, Raul Cas-
tro issued'a 32-page docu-
ment calling for a raft of
reforms to save the revolu-
tion. “We are running out
of time," he conceded. "If
we don’t change things now,
we will bring about the col-
lapse of efforts by many gen-
erations.”

Those reforms, which will
be ratified at next April's
Communist Party Congress,
include the firing of more
than two million state work-
ers over the next two years,
as well as efforts to reduce
food and oil imports, cut
public subsidies, legalize and
tax the informal economy,
and loosen controls over the
heavily restricted private
sector — including allowing

individuals to rent, buy and’

sell their homes.
"The'government has to
make these changes because
the system is no longer
viable," Italian journalist
Roberto Savio, a frequent
visitor to both Cuba and the
Bahamas, told me.-
, "Services are free and
there are no taxes. The only
revenue comes from mining
operations, sugar exports

and tourism. This is not.

enough to pay for every-
thing, so there will be a tran-
sition to more self-employ-

ment. The question is, can -

the limited private, sector
generate enough resources
to sustain the state?"
Cuba's problem, of
course, is the lack of a major
benefactor like the Soviet
Union, which was willing to

with cheap oil while China
has extended credits, but
Cuba has defaulted on its

$18 billion debt several

times, and the American
trade embargo that has been
in effect since 1961 was only
marginally eased by the
Obama administration.

So the stirring revolu-
tionary slogans and iconic
images of Che Guevara
stamped on buildings and
walls throughout the capital
are still here after 50 years,
but — like the Castro broth-
ers themselves — they are
fading fast. And the Cuban
people, who once took part
in nuclear showdowns and
defiantly exported revolu-
tion to the Third World,
now spend much of their
time cheerfully hustling the
2.5 million tourists who vis-
it the island each year — like
me.

My search for Fidel
began at the most logical
place — the Museum of the
Reyolution in downtown

. Havana. This was originally

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Fulgencio Batista's presi-
dential palace, and the bullet
holes from a failed assassi-
nation attempt ordered by
Fidel in 1957 are lovingly
preserved by the regime,
along with the hated dicta-
tor's office, cabinet room,

and gold-plated telephone.’

It was from this imposing
building that Fidel delivered
the first of many long-wind-
ed speeches after the revo-
lution.

"T never liked this build-
ing," he told rapturous
crowds in January 1959.
"Yet now we have come
here, let us do what we can
to make the people take
kindly to it...It is a building
that, at the present time,

(houses) the Revolutionary’

Government of the Repub-
lic."

Right next door to the old
presidential palace is the
glass and steel Granma
memorial built in the 60s,
which displays the motor-
boat on which the Castro
brothers and other exiles
travelled to Cuba from Mex-
ico in 1956.to launch the rev-
olution that ousted Batista.
For Cuba, where the
founder of the revolution is

still alive and kicking at 84,"

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Lenin's tomb. ~
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camped out in the remote

fastnesses of the Sierra-:

Maestra, for the duration of
my search IJ stayed at the
Havana Saratoga, a Span-
ish-operated hotel restored a

few years ago to 1930s ele-:

gance. It is across the street
from the Capitolio, the
famous landmark that once
housed Cuba's pre-revolu-
tion legislature but is now
just another museum (there
are 38 in all). A new nation-
al assembly was established
by the communists in 1976.

The Saratoga lies on the
edge of Havana's historic

‘quarter, a maze of narrow

cobblestone streets and
crumbling baroque buildings
that stretches from the Capi-
tolio to the harbour. Found-
ed by the Spanish in 1519,
the city and its adjacent
fortresses were declared a
World Heritage Site in 1982,
and many of the finest build-
ings have been restored over
the past 15. years as muse-
ums, restaurants, shops and
hotels. About half of the
income they generate is
reinvested in new restora-
tions. .

Havana's 400-year his-
torical heritage, explains

Cuban architect and plan-
ner Mario Coyula, has.ben-....

efited from "the. benign
neglect of the 1959 revolu-
tion, which concentrated its
efforts on the more unde-
veloped countryside
.. Although these policies
increased deterioration and
overcrowding in the capital,
demolitions driven by real
estate speculation did not
do away with its multi-
faceted layers of. architec-
tural history."

Coyula is a leading
authority on Havana; which
he-describes as the; major
metropolis of the Caribbean;
and Cuba's greatest tourist
attraction. In fact, the island
already receives about a mil-
lion more stopover visitors
than we do, and most of

them stay in Havana or ~
nearby at Varadero Beach. °

Cuba now has about 50,000
hotel rooms, (compared to
under 15,000 in the
Bahamas) and could add
another 20,000 over the next
five years.

’ The key point for us to
keep in mind is that, even
inits present run-down con-
dition, Cuba manages to
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FORMER Cuban President Fidel Castro

from tourism. Despite an
inefficient, government-
operated and expensive
product, as well as almost
total exclusion from the
huge US market, Cuba has a
lot to offer. The competitive
threat to the Bahamas from
the pending privatisation is
something we should all be
concerned about.

In fact, it was Fidel who.
helped to create .the -

Bahamian_tourist industry
in the first place. Havana in
the 1950s was a corrupt
town known as the Latin
Las Vegas, its racetracks and
casinos operated by infa-
,mous American gangsters
‘like Meyer Lanksy. When
the revolutionary govern-
ment outlawed gambling

and nationalised the hotels,

Lanksy and others moved
to the Bahamas.

A celebrated 1967 article
in Life magazine reported
‘that "In 1959, after Fidel
Castro shut Cuba>down,
Lansky looked around for
other places where he might
set up shop beyond the
reach of US law.. The
Bahamas were made to
order." According to con-
‘temporary préss accounts,
US gangsters took a large
percentage of gaming profits
in Nassau and Freeport,
where newly established
casinos formed the core of
our growing resort industry.

_ By the mid-1960s Fidel
and the revolution had
banned private property and
eliminated tourism alto-
gether. But after the col-
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the government revised its
position. Although some of
the 1990s reforms were later
cancelled, today the incred-
ible history, music, art and

‘ small-scale entrepeneurism

of Habana Vieja, seem spe-

‘cially designed to pry hard

currency from visitors. And
by most accounts, younger
Cubans are increasingly jad-
ed with the revolution and
frustrated by political and
economic stasis.

My contacts during my
stay were limited, but
nonetheless indicative. An
employee at our hotel stud-
ied journalism at the Uni-
versity of Havana, but
prefers to work in tourism
because the rewards are bet-
ter and the media are "too

‘ political." According to one

tour guide, Cuba is very safe
and healthcare is excellent;
"but the economy is terrible
and: salaries:.are- low.!.
Another looked forward to
the day when he could leave’
Cuba.

According to Roberto
Savio, :
of the revolution is still in.
power and has come very
sadly to the conclusion that

_ it is not viable, so they are

trying a Chinese course
where the party retains

political control while.

extending the market econ-
omy. The second generation
is disenchanted and wants
change, but not in a way that
would bring back the wild
capitalism which took over
after the end of the Cold
War. The third generation
is much less cautious about
change."

The resistance to change
has a lot to do with fear of
competition from the two
million affluent Cubans liv-
ing abroad, who are derided
here as "gusanos" or worms.
"This is a competition the
12 million Cubans in Cuba
will never be able to win,"
Savio said. "They know it,
and this is why they are very
careful about causing a col-
lapse of the system. Many
of them live in a house that

would be reclaimed -by

exiles.

"Of course, there is a lot
of discontent. But after what
happened in Russia, where
life expectancy went down
by 10 years, and without any’
credible opposition figure,
if there were free elections
today the government would

probably get 60 per cent of |

the vote, with maybe 35 per
cent abstaining as a sign of
protest."

Currently, most of the
means of production in
Cuba are owned and oper-
ated by the state, which
employs about 83 per cent
of the work force. Another 5
per cent work in co-opera-
tives closely connected to
the state. Only 12 per cent of
Cubans work in the hard-
scrabble private sector —
including farmers, artisans,
and other self-employed
persons.

Transferring 1.3 million
workers this year, and 1.2
million next year, from the
public-sector to private
employment is a major task
by any standard. In China,
this process took decades

"the first generation

and is still underway. But
Cuba has been described as
an’ economy of loaves and
fishes, where things some-
how come out.of thin air,
ingenuity, and sheer will. It
will certainly be interesting
to watch what happens.

The Castro regime is tak-
ing a big risk by opening up.
If the gamble doesn't work,
things could collapse in a
Berlin Wall-type scenario,

~ with some Gorbachev try-

ing to salvage the situation,
but lacking the resources to
do so. If it does work, and
the US embargo finally
ends, Cuba will become a
tourism powerhouse, and
that will have important
consequences - for the

- Bahamas, because 60 per

cent of our economy is
derived from tourism. Some
on the Latin American left
have called for a multi-bil-
lion-dollar Marshall Plan "to
finance the complex process

- of socialist economic reform

that Cuba must carry out
urgently in the coming
months."

We may have time to
adjust, as the Cubans have a
lot of hurdles to overcome. I
tried to book half a dozen

Havana hotels online with-

out a single response. After
visiting Havanatur on East
Bay Street, it was another
two weeks before my book-
ings were confirmed. The

- one-and-a-half-hour flight in

the almost windowless
Antonov 26 turboprop (a
vintage Russian-built mili-
tary transport) is not the
most comfortable of jour-

_neys, and the long lines and -

cheerful chaos at the
Cubana Airways ticket
counter are reminiscent of
Bahamasair in its darkest
days — plan on standing in
line at both airports for at
least two hours.

And then there is the US
embargo, which serves no
purpose other than to. pro-
vide the regime with an.
excuse to justify-everything:
that goes wrong: It-remains:
only because, Florida .—
where most Cuban exiles
live — is a key swing state in
presidential elections: And
while the younger genera-
tion of Cuban-Americans
may be indifferent to cur-
rent events, the older gen-
eration are still fighting the
Cold War.

Some observers argue

that if the pending privati-

sation in Cuba takes off,
there will likely be many ~

- joint economic ventures with

Cuban Americans, which

_ will increase public pressure
in the US to lift the embar-

go. And if the situation in
Cuba deteriorates, the US

“government is likely to

remove trade and travel
restrictions in order to exert
leverage over the crisis.

Either way, an end to the

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embargo is not far off,
according to this analysis.
As for Fidel, I was unable
to find him outside the pages
of the government newspa-
per Granma, where he reg-
ularly pontificates on inter- *
national affairs (leaving
domestic matters to his
brother). Ordinary Cubans
have no uncensored access
to the Internet, but Fidel
keeps well-informed by
reading a 100-page daily

‘briefing culled from online

news sites around the world.

’ His latest thesis is that the
US will attack Iran with tac-
tical nuclear weapons and
this will-escalate into-a glob-
al nuclear war that will lead
to the destruction of human-
ity. I suppose you can't
blame him for being para-
noid in view of the history of

‘the American vendetta

against Cuba, but I doubt if
many Cubans take him seri-
ously any more.

Fidel's whereabouts and
state of health are both
closely guarded secrets,
according to my guide, who
reminded me that he had
survived more than 600
attempts on his life over the
years. But, as Bahamians
know better than anyone,
time is longer than rope.

What do you think?
Send comments to
larry@tribunemedia, net
Or visit
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 9



Senior pastors
reach out to unions

FROM page one

gress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas
(NCTUB) Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, five
clergymen offered their services as medi-
ators and also urged the union chief to
negotiate honorably and in good faith
with the government.

It read: “The claims and issues which
the leaders of the trade union believe to
be legitimate must not be allowed to
descend into lawlessness or any percep-
tion of the same.”

The letter was signed by Bishop Sime- .

on Hall, New Covenant Baptist Church;
Bishop John Humes, Church of God
National Office; Bishop Gregory Min-
nis, New Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry;
Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral; and Bishop
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church
of God.

The pastors’ plea comes after it was
reported that representatives of the

“NCTUB, the Trade Union Congress,

along with BTC's unions the Bahamas
Communications and Public Officers
Union and the Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Managers Union gath-
ered for a four-hour "strategy" meeting
on Monday in their continued fight
against the government's impending $210

’ million sale of BTC to Cable & Wireless.

In a separate statement, Bishop Sime-
on Hall explained that sometimes it was
“very difficult” to support workers and
their unions due to the poor level of ser-
vice rendered.

“While the vast majority of the coun-
try’s workers give a fair day’s work for a
fair day’s pay, too many of the nation's
employees seem mired in a culture of
‘bad attitude.”

Bishop Hall said: “We ought to com-
mend persons in public places when they
do well.

“Likewise, we ought to complain
ardently when we receive poor service or
a ‘why are you bothering me’ attitude
from persons whose salary you pay. A
radical shift in the way we serve the pub-
lic is needed and Unions should lead the
way.”

The senior pastor explained that
“exceptional and good service” was
becoming a rarity, and that the current
standard encouraged a “downward spira
and a culture of bad and inexcusable
work ethic.”

Bishop Hall added: “Employers every-
where are admonished to pay their work-
ers well and make their environment safe
and comfortable; but there is a con-
comitant calling to our workers to do
their best; chief among which is to devel-

op the right attitude and excellent work —

habits.”



BISHOP SIMEON HALL

Legal action considered
to block sale of BTC

| Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel

FROM page one

utility company from being

privatised.

"We did have communhi-
cation with our legal team;
but nothing is finalised. All
options are on the table
there is nothing off the
table whatever is required
for us to get’ our message
across but nothing has been
finalised," said Bernard

Evans, president of the’

BCPOU
He did not confirm or
deny tabloid reports that

_ the unions had retained

lawyer Maurice Glinton to

file court papers this week
in an attempt to stop gov-

_ ernment's sale.

"Anything that we can do
to stop the sale, within the
law, we will do," was all Mr
Evans would say.

The BCPOU along with
the Bahamas Communica-
tions Public Managers

Union are opposed to the ©

sale of 51 per cent of BTC
to London-based Cable &
Wireless. They are calling
on government to instead
find a Bahamian consor-
tium to purchase the major-
ity stake in the company.
"Bahamians are qualified
to run and stay abreast of

technology and if the gov-
ernment has to divest
(majority shares in BTC) as
the WTO (World Trade
Organisation) may be forc-
ing them to do or other
external factors forcing
them — but they can do bet-
ter than Cable & Wireless,"
Mr Evans told The Tribune.

BTC's unions staged sev- .

eral protests last year in
opposition to the sale and
there was speculation that
workers may have called in
sick or performed poorly

_ yesterday as further protest.

Yesterday there was no
sign of industrial action or
diminished performance at

BTC, said the. company’ S
Acting CEO &. President
Kirk Griffin.

"I don't have a report of
anyone not.showing up to
work and according to what
I see the performance
seems to be back to nor-
mal," Mr Griffin said yes-
terday.

Government signed a

memorandum of under-

standing with C&W on
December 2, 2010 and are
expected to table the docu-
ment when Parliament
resumes on January, 19.

Parliament will have to
approve the sale. before it
is s finalised.

Possible attempts to

tap ministers’ phones

FROM page one

tions and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the claims were
“absolutely absurd.”

“No one at BTC can do that without
expressed written authorisation by the
courts or the police. That would
require a court order to be done,” said
Mr Evans.

’ “Tt involves more than one person, a
collaboration between two or three
departments and it would be extreme-
ly difficult to do without authorisa-
tion,” he said.

Although the chances may be slim,

union executives said Cabinet ministers
are not the only ones at risk.

“I was told by people in our inner
circle that my phone may have been
bugged too, along with all the top
union executives, so we should watch
what we are saying,” said Mr Evans.

“J don’t know for sure whether it is.

happening or not. We made alternate
arrangements to make sure we com-
municate, but we don’t put too much
weight to it because we have nothing to
hide,” he said.

A government source said most
senior officials have been advised to
be careful with their cell phone usage,
because the possibility exists for eae
to be bugged.

Ministers appear to be aware of the
claims. Many refused to comment on

the issue. According to one minister, -

no concern has been raised in Cabi-
net.

“T am not concerned.

“It is always necessary in the course
of conducting one’s affairs to be aware
(of the risk). It is important to bear
that in mind, but no concern has been
raised.”

Another minister said: “if it were
true that would be very serious thing: a
leak of government information; a leak
of privacy. I think anybody would be
concerned, but I know that we have

never had a meeting or discussion at

Cabinet.”

Reports of police
shake-up refuted |

FROM page one

Deputy ‘Commissioner of
Police Marvin Dames, and
three Assistant Commis-
sioners, Messrs John Fer-
guson, Willard Cunning-
ham, and Glen Miller.

Mr Dames acts as deputy
to the Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade
and has specific responsi-
bility over discipline, the
force’s inspectorate, district
co-ordination and a list of
others. Mr Dames it was
reported was rumoured to
be accepting a lucrative
position at the Nassau Air-
port Development compa-

ny as the new head of the
security unit there. These
reports, however, were
denied by sources close to
the deputy commissioner.

ACP Ferguson, the head
of the National Policing
Support Services, was said
to be retiring at the end of
January as he would have
reached the maximum
retirement age of 60 years.
However, Mr Ferguson will
only be turning 56 on Jan-
uary 29, and has so far only
served 37 years on the
force — again below the
mandatory retirement
number of 40 years.

When contacted for com-

ment yesterday on che
reports of his “rumoured”
impending retirement,
ACP Miller said that he

_ had made no such decision

and has therefore informed
no one of the like.

“When I make that
determination,” Mr Miller
said, “I will obviously
inform the Commissioner
first.”

ACP Miller is in charge
of the Force’s Crime Man-
agement and Operations.

ACP Willard Cunning- ©

ham has responsibility for
the management of the
force’s Family Island Dis-
tricts.

WOMAN IS

FOUND DEAD IN
HOUSE FIRE ©

FROM page one

i Firemen discovered the

: Sek of Dorothy Wilch-
? combe as they fought the
: flames which destroyed the
: front room of her home in
: Avocado Street, Pinewood
: Gardens.

Relatives, including Ms

; Wilchcombe’s two children,
: gathered at the home and
: were left shocked and con-
i fused by the tragedy:

According to reports,

i neighbours alerted fire ser-
.; vices shortly before 11am.

Ms Wilchcombe was said

: to have lived alone in the
: house.

Police investigations into

the cause of the fire are
; ongoing. Up to press time,
: arson was not suspected.

@ Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O. Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Evel yn Louise
Heastie-
Williams,

92

of Gleniston Gardens
jand formerly of
/ Pompey Bay, Acklins,
will be held Friday,
January 7th, 11am at St.

Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, assisted by Monsignor Simeon Roberts
will officiate. Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.






















She is survived by one sister, Dorcas Burrows;
eight children, Ethelyn Lundy, Daphne Adderley,
Deanna Morrison (who predeceased her), .
Albertha Bartlett, Elaine Pinder, Sharon Stewart,
Dr. Veronica McIver, Janet Kemp, Devard
Williams and one adopted daughter, Annie
Burrows; sons-in-law, Dr. Leo Lundy, Malcolm
Adderley and Rev. Timothy Stewart;

grandchildren, Dr. Leo Lundy III, Luther,

Simone, Alexandra and Leah Lundy, Eamon,
Engendi, Evan, Dr. Misty Adderley and Mia
Adderley, Chevon Morrison-Medvin, Darleen,
Darryl II and Drew Bartlett, Gandhi and Gilchrist
Pinder and Jaime Saunders, Timothy, Henry
Michael and Gardner Stewart, Dr. Rashad and
Dr. April McIver, Theresa Kemp-Wells, Stephen
- and Matthew Kemp, Levard, Christopher and
Audumn Williams; great grandchildren,
Jonathan, Brandon (deceased) and Kimani
Lundy, Eamon Jr. and Egypt Adderley, Gabrielle
Medvin, Eryn Bartlett, Aysia and India Wells;
Godchild, Ionette Hanna-Adderley. There are
numerous family and friends including, The
Hanna, Heastie, Tynes Family, His Excellency
Arthur D. Hanna, the Williams family, the Valley
Family and especially Dr. Gregory Carey.


























Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Thursday from 10am until 6pm and on Friday at
the church from 10am until service time.

Dr. Willard
Joshua
Justice

Thompson,

| 58

of Yamacraw Hill
Road, will be held
Thursday, January 6th,
11am at Christ Church
. Cathedral, George Street. The Very Rev’d Patrick

Adderley and Rev'd Fr. Colin Humes will

officiate. Interment will follow in Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.




















Left to cherish his fond memories are his mother,
Gretal Thompson Ford; sisters, Virginia and
Reginia Thompson; brother, Louis Thompson;
nieces, Tracey King, Stacie, Alexandria and
Louann Thompson; nephews, Ervin and'Douglas
King, Anthony, Shawn and Lewis Thompson;
aunts, Nora Cartwright and Louise Fox;
godmother, Cypriana Fletcher; cousins, Okel
Cartwright and family, Noris Cartwright and
family, Claris Cartwright and family, Oris Sterling
and family, Viriginia Adderley and family, Joy
Whyms and family,.Delores and Theresa
Cartwright, Carlton Cartwright and family, Lillith
Knowles and family, Mizpah Albury and family,
Veronica Bassett and family, Ann Rollins and
family, Inez Cooper and family, Claudius Wells
and family, Lilley Wells and family, Getta Wells
and family, Verna Wells, Kern Sands and family,
Dorean Deveaux and family, Jahoue Sands and
family, Dr. David Sands and family, Selma Horton
and family, Neil and Wade Sawyer and family,
Tennison Wells and family, Errington Watkins
and family, and the Archer family; a host of
‘family and friends, Leana Arnett and family, Sir
Durward and family, Phyllis Aldridge, the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham and family, the
Honourable Perry Christie and family, Mrs.
Dasselon, the Oakes family, Braynen family, Dr.
Don Deveaux, Deborah Dupuch, Dr. James
Ifferenta and family, Neil Pinder and family, the
Carey family, the Maynard family, Dr. Hubert
Minnis and family, Dr. TImothy Barrett, Julian
Mullings, Velma Burrows and family, George
Cox and family, the Lowe family, Mario Adderley
and family, the Hall family, the Doctor's Hospital
family, the Lyford Cay Hospital family, the
Princess Margaret Rehab staff, Spanish Wells
family, the BAAA family, the BOA family, and
many more to numerous to mention.







































Friends may pay their last respecte; at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Wednesday from 10am until 6pm. .




There will be no viewing at the Cathedral.




In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to
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Robber
Ht ttt |

FROM page one

The bank’s president,
Gregory Bethel, told the
media that several employ-
ees needed counselling due
to the ordeal, however there
were no physical injuries
experienced by staff or cus-
tomers.

Police investigations into
the armed robbery and kid-
napping continue, and the
Robin Hood Branch is
expected to re-open today.

ROBBERY SCENE: The rob-
ber held up the Money Centre
by Fidelity, located within the
Robin Hood store on Tonique

Williams Darling Highway.

Chavez scraps university law, planned

CARACAS, Venezuela

VENEZUELAN President Hugo
Chavez said Tuesday that he is
scrapping plans for a tax increase
and will veto a controversial law that

- would have increased government
control of universities, according to
Associated Press.

The announcements came the
night before a new National Assem-
bly-takes office with a larger oppo-
sition contingent, and amid criticism
that Chavez used the outgoing leg-
islature in its final weeks to concen-
trate his powers and gain new abili-
ties to crack down on dissent.

Chavez said during a televised
Cabinet meeting that the law on uni-
versities passed by his congressional
allies had some weaknesses and he
will veto it. He said his willingness to
veto the measure after widespread
criticism shows Venezuela has a
democratic government that "listens



and is willing to rectify."

The law on universities was one in
a series of measures approved in
December by the previous National
Assembly, under the overwhelming
control of Chavez loyalists. Thou-
sands of students protested in the
stteets after its approval, saying the
law would give too much power to
Chavez's education minister and
increase controls on universities that
have been a bastion of opposition
tothe president. .

Chavez and his allies had argued
the law was aimed at making the
university system more democratic
and inclusive. The leftist leader said
Tuesday that he still sees a need for
changes in Venezuela's autonomous
state universities and supports fur-

. ther debate on how to proceed.

During his speech to Cabinet min-
isters, Chavez also announced that
he no longer sees a need to raise the
value-added tax, an idea he had pro-

posed as a way to help fund recon-
struction efforts after severe floods
and mudslides.

Chavez noted the oil-exporting
country now is getting higher prices
for its petroleum and said it no
longer needs to raise the value-
added tax, which is now 12 percent.

Opposition leaders had
denounced the proposed tax
increase, saying it would dispropor-
tionately hurt the country's poor
while they are struggling with 27 per-
cent inflation.

Chavez's shifts on the tax and the
university law seemed aimed at step-
ping back from some changes that
could give opponents greater trac-
tion.

makers that takes office Wednesday
will take away the two-thirds major-
ity that Chavez's allies had in the
National Assembly — which is need-
ed to pass some types of major laws.

The new bloc of opposition law- )

The outgoing congress last month
granted Chavez special powers to
enact laws by decree for the next
year and a half, allowing him to
bypass congress and make changes
in a range of areas from the financial
sector to the country's "socio-eco-
nomic system."

Chavez's opponents denounced
those expanded powers as a blow to
democracy. The president has
argued the decree powers are nec-
essary to speed disaster relief efforts
and pick up the pace of socialist-ori-
ented legislative changes.

Chavez said his opponents are
wrong when they argue Venezuela is
drifting toward dictatorship. He said
he welcomes having opposition in
congress, and welcomes debate.

"T have been reviewing, listening,"
he said, referring to criticisms of the
law on universities. "We're very far
from being what the opposition says,
that I'm a dictator, a tyrant."

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tax hike
Chavez said he welcomes debate
and having an opposition in con-
gress. The body has been solidly pro-
Chavez since.the opposition boy-
cotted the last elections in 2005.

"If there is no rival, what is strat-
egy for?" he said.

In the past month, his congres-
sional allies passed a series of other
controversial laws, including one that
allows suspension of any lawmakers
who leave a party in the middle of a
term and another that is expected’
to speed up the process if Chavez
decides to nationalize more banks.

Lawmakers barred foreign fund-
ing for any nongovernmental orga-
nizations‘that defend "political
rights," a change that critics say
could hobble some human rights
groups.

The assembly also passed a law
making it easier for the government
to revoke TV or radio licenses and
another extending broadcast-type


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Texan declared innocent |

after 30 years in prison

JEFF CARLTON,
- Associated Press
DALLAS

A Texas man declared inno-
cent Tuesday after 30 years in
prison had at least two chances
to make parole and be set free
— if only he would admit he
was a sex offender. But Cor-
nelius Dupree Jr. refused to do
so, doggedly maintaining his
innocence in a 1979 rape and
robbery, in the process serving
more time for a crime he didn't
commit than any other Texas
inmate exonerated by DNA
evidence.

"Whatever your truth is, you
have to stick with it," Dupree,
51, said Tuesday, minutes after
a Dallas judge overturned his
~ conviction.

Nationally, only two others
» exonerated by DNA evidence
- spent more time in prison,
according to the Innocence Pro-
ject, a New York legal center
that specializes in wrongful con-
_ Viction cases and represented
Dupree. James Bain was
wrongly imprisoned for 35
years in Florida, and Lawrence
McKinney spent more than 31
years in a Tennessee prison.
Dupree was sentenced to 75
years in prison in 1980 for the
rape and robbery of a 26-year-
old Dallas woman a year earli-
er. He was released in July on
mandatory supervision, and
lived under house arrest until
October. About a week after

his release, DNA test results -

came back proving his inno-
cence in the sexual assault.

A day after his release,
Dupree married his fiancee,
Selma. The couple met two
decades ago while he was in
prison.

His exoneration hearing was
delayed until Tuesday while
authorities retested the DNA
and made sure it was a match to
the victim. Dallas County Dis-
trict Attorney Craig Watkins

supported Dupree's innocence .

claim.

Looking fit and trim in a
dark suit, Dupree stood
through most of the short hear-

ing, until state district Judge .

Don Adams told him, "You're
. free to go." One of Dupree's
_ lawyers, Innocence Project Co-
Director aoe Scheck, called



(AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT: Cornelius punted Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right,
speaks in Dallas on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Dupree served 30 years for rape and robbery before being exon-

erated by DNA evidence.

it "a glorious day."

"It's a joy to be free again,"
Dupree said.

This latest wait was nothing
for Dupree, who was up for
parole as recently as 2004. He
was set to’be released and

.thought he was going home,

until he learned he first would
have to attend a sex offender
treatment program.

Those in the program had to |

go through what is known as
the "four R's." They are recog-
nition, remorse, restitution and
resolution, said Jim Shoemaker,
who served two years with
Dupree in the Boyd Unit south
of Dallas.

"He couldn't get past the first
part," said Shoemaker, who
drove up from Houston to
attend Dupree's hearing.

Shoemaker said he spent
years talking to Dupree in the

prison recreation yard, and’

always believed his innocence.

"T got a lot of flak from the
guys on the block," Shoemaker
said. "But I always believed

_ him. He has a quiet, peaceful

\

demeanor." Under Texas com-

pensation laws for the wrongly —

imprisoned, Dupree is eligible
for $80,000 for each year he was

behind bars, plus a lifetinie .

annuity. He could receive $2.4
million in a lump sum that is
not subject to federal income
tax. The. compensation. law, the
nation's most generous, was
passed in 2009 by the Texas
Legislature after dozens of
wrongly convicted mén were
released from prison. Texas has
- freed 41 wrongly convicted

inmates through DNA since.

2001 — more than any other
state.
Dallas County's record of

DNA exonerations — Dupree,

is No. 21 — is unmatched
nationally because the county
crime lab maintains biological
evidence even decades after a
conviction, leaving samples
. available to test. In addition,
Watkins, the DA, has cooper-
ated with innocence groups in
reviewing hundreds of requests
by inmates for DNA testing.
Watkins, the first black dis-

trict attorney in Texas history,
has also pointed to what he
calls "a convict-at-all-costs men-
tality" that he says permeated
his office before he arrived in
2007.

At least a dozen other exon-
erated former inmates from the
Dallas area who collectively

_ served more than 100 years in’
prison upheld a local tradition

by attending the hearing and
welcoming the newest member
of their unfortunate fraternity.
One of them, James Giles, pre-

sented Dupree with a $100 bill’

as a way to get his life restarted.

At one point, Scheck pointed
out that eyewitness misidentifi-
cation — the most common
cause of wrongful convictions
— was the key factor that sent
Dupree to prison.

The attorney then asked how
many ofthe others were wrong-
ly imprisoned because an eye-

‘witness mistakenly identified

them. A dozen hands went in
the air.

Not in attendance Tuesday
was Dupree's accused accom-

" (AP Photo/Courtesy of The Innocence Project, ho)
EMBRACE: This undated handout-photo provided by The Innocence



Project shows Cornelius Dupree, right, and his wife Selma Perkins

~ Dupree. Cornelius Dupree, who made parole six months ago, was

declared innocent Monday of a rape and robbery that put him in
prison for 30 years, more than any other DNA exoneree in Texas.

plice, Anthony Massingill, who
was convicted in the same case
and sentenced to life in prison.
on another sexual assault. The
same DNA testing that cleared
Dupree also cleared Massingill.
He says he is innocent, but

remains behind bars while.

authorities test DNA in the sec-
ond case. :

Dupree was 20 when he .was
arrested. in December 1979
while walking to a party with
Massingill. Authorities said
they matched the description
of a different rape and robbery
that had occurred the previous
day.

Police presented their pic-
tures in a photo array to the
victim. She picked out
Massingill and Dupree. Her
male companion, who also was
robbed, did not pick out ¢ither
man when showed the § same

~ photo lineup.
Dupree was convicted of

aggravated robbery with a
deadly weapon. According to
court documents, the woman
and her male companion
stopped at a Dallas liquor store

the

in November 1979 to buy ciga-
rettes and use a payphone. As
they returned to their car, two
men, at least one of whom was
armed, forced their way into
the vehicle and ordered them to
drive. They also demanded

_ money from the two victims.

The men eventually ordered
the car to the side of the road
and forced the male driver out
of the car. The woman attempt-
ed to flee but was pulled Paes,
inside.

The perpetrators drove the
woman to a nearby park, where
they raped her at gunpoint.

- They debated killing her but

eventually let her live, keeping
her rabbit-fur coat and her dri-
ver's license and warning her
they would kill her if she
reported the assault to police.
The victim ran to the nearest
highway and collapsed uncon-

“scious by the side of the road,

where she was discovered.
Dupree was convicted and

spent the next three decades

appealing. The Court of Crim-

‘inal Appeals turned him down

_ three times.



ASIF SHAHZAD,
Associated Press
NAHAL TOOSI,
Associated Press
ISLAMABAD

The governor of Pakistan's most
dominant province was shot and killed
Tuesday by a bodyguard who author-
ities said was angry about his opposi-
tion to blasphemy laws carrying the
death sentence for insulting the Mus-
lim faith. °

Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, regard-
ed as a moderate voice in a country
increasingly beset by zealotry, was a
close ally of U.S.-backed President
Asif Ali Zardari. He is the highest-
profile Pakistani political figure to be
assassinated since former Prime Min-
ister Benazir Bhutto three years ago,
and his death underscores the growing
danger in this country to those who

dare challenge the demands of Islamist:

extremists.

Taseer was riddled by gunshots
while walking to his car after an after-
noon meal at Kohsar Market, a shop-

_ ping center in Islamabad popular with
Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis.
He was shot in the back, said Shaukat
Kayani, a doctor at Poly Clinic Hos-
pital.

Initial reports indicated the sus-
pected gunman, a police commando
guarding Taseer, unloaded up to 26
rounds from a Kalashnikov automatic
rifle. The gunman could have fired
that number of rounds in a matter of
seconds.

Other guards then forced the police



(AP Photo/Tariq Waseem)

ASSASSINATION: Commando of Pakistan’s Elite force Mumtaz Qadri, center, who
allegedly killed Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer sits in a police van in Islam-
abad, Pakistan on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. An intelligence official interrogating the
suspect, identified as Mumtaz Qadri, told The Associated Press that the bearded elite
force police commando was boasting about the assassination, saying he was
proud to have killed a blasphemer. The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab

province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, police

said, the killing was the most high-profile assassination ofa political figure in Pak-
istan since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.

commando to the ground, according to
police and hospital officials.

"It was one shot first and then a
burst," said R.A. Khan, a witness who
was drinking coffee at the time. "I
rushed and saw policemen over anoth-
er police commando, who was dying
on the road with a, face down."

a

An intelligence official interrogating
the suspect said the commando had
been planning the assassination since
learning three days ago that he would
be deployed with the governor. Police
were trying to determine how he was
assigned to Taseer's security detail
Tuesday and whether he'd had any

help. Taseer's admirers called the gov-
ernor a profile in courage in a fight

‘for the soul of Pakistan, which in

recent years has increasingly swung
away from South Asia's Sufi-influ-
enced moderation to the more funda-
mentalist approaches to Islam found in

- some areas of the Middle East.

"Taseer showed himself to be a rare
politician, willing to risk his life in
espousing an unambiguous position
against discrimination and abuse," said
Ali Dayan Hasan, senior South Asia
researcher for Human Rights Watch.

"He was the most courageous voice .

after Benazir Bhutto on the rights of
women and religious minorities," said

. Farahnaz Ispahani, a fellow leading

member of the Pakistan People's Par-
ty, who wept as she spoke. "God, we
will miss him."

The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan,

‘Cameron Munter, called Taseer "a .
_champion of tolerance."

The death also is a blow to Zarda
Bhutto's widower whose ruling party is
struggling to retain power after the
defection of a key ally. The country's
leading opposition party on Tuesday
gave the government a three-day
deadline to accept a list of demands to
avoid collapse.

The renewed political turmoil bodes
ill for military action against Muslim
extremists that the U.S. believes is key

. to success in neighboring Afghanistan,

analysts say. Pakistan's powerful army
could use the lack of political consen-
sus to avoid operations that clash with
its perceived strategic interests.
Taseer, a 66-year-old businessman

and media tycoon known for wearing
sunglasses in public, took on the cere-'
monial role of Punjab governor in
2008. Punjab is Pakistan's most popu-
lous province and is home to many of
the country's wealthiest citizens. A
number of militant movements thrive
there, though not to the extent of the
Taliban in the northwest.

Taseer publicly vented his opposi-
tion — even using Twitter — to Pak-
istan's harsh blasphemy laws that
effectively order death for anyone con-
victed of insulting Islam. Although
courts typically overturn convictions
and no executions have been carried
out, rights activists say the laws are

’ used to settle rivalries and persecute

religious minorities.

People accused of blasphemy ar
often killed by extremists or spend sig-
nificant amounts of time behind bars.
In some cases, the charges border on
the ridiculous: A man was recently
held because he threw away a busi-
ness card of someone whose first name
is Muhammad.

The laws came under renewed inter-
national scrutiny late last year when a
45-year-old Christian woman, Asia
Bibi, was sentenced to death for
allegedly insulting Islam's Prophe’
Muhammad.

Taseer called for granting Bibi a
pardon, a stance that earned him death.
threats from Islamists.

"I was under huge pressure sure 2
cow down b4 rightest pressure on blas-
phemy. Refused. Even if I'm the last
man standing," Taseer tweeted on
Dec. 31.

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Anti-Christian drumbeat
loud before Egypt attack



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IN THE weeks before the
New Year's Day suicide
bombing of an Egyptian
church, al-Qaida-linked web-
sites carried a how-to manual
on "destroying the cross,"
complete with videos on how
to build a bomb and the loca-
tions of churchés to target —
including*the one that was
attacked.

They may have found a

. receptive audience in Alexan-

dria, where increasingly radi-
calized Islamic hard-liners
have been holding weekly
anti-Christian demonstrations,
filled with venomous slogans
against the minority commu-
nity.

The blast, which struck Sat-
urday as worshippers were

leaving midnight Mass at the.

Mediterranean city's Saints
Church, killed 21 people.
President Hosni Mubarak
has accused foreign groups of
being behind the attack, which
has sparked a wave of angry

‘protests by Christians in

Egypt.
But on the ground, investi-



gators are searching in a dif-
ferent direction — scrutiniz-
ing homegrown hard-liners,
known as Salafis, and the pos-
sibility they were inspired by
al-Qaida.

Only two or three days

before Saturday's bombing,
.police arrested several Salafis
spreading fliers in Alexandria:

calling for violence against
Christians, a security official
said. He spoke on condition
of anonymity because he was
not authorized to talk to the
media.
According to authorities, the
strong belief among investiga-

tors is that local extremists

who knew the area and the
nature of their target were
behind the blast. The Egyptian
weekly Al-Youm Al-Saba said
police were examining photos
of the Salafis' weekly protests
for suspects.

In the weeks before the

' attack, al-Qaida militants on
the Web spewing calls for

jihad, " or holy war, on Egyp-
t's Christians laid out every-
thing anyone would need to
carry out a bombing.

One widely circulated post-
ing includes a SO- called "Jiha-

Europe ups security for

di Encyclopedia for the
Destruction of the Cross,"
with a series of 10 videos
describing how to build a
bomb.

In the videos, an unidenti-
fied militant in a white lab coat
and a black mask is shown list-
ing the ingredients to make
TNT and mixing up the chem-
icals in beakers.

- The site lists Coptic Christ-
ian churches in Egypt, along

with phone numbers and’

addresses — including Alexan-
dria's Saints Church. "Blow
up the churches while they are
celebrating Christmas or any
other time when the churches
are packed," it says.

Security officials say they
were aware of the online
"how-to manual" before the
church bombing and are
examining any links between it
and the material posted on
Islamic websites.

One main Salafi group, the
Salafi Movement in Alexan-
dria, issued a statement con-
demning the bombing, saying
its preachings "reject such
practices."

The ultra-conservative Salafi
idedlogy has been gaining fol-

Copts amid online threats

CHATENAY-MALABRY,

France
Associated Press

CHRISTIAN Copts in
Europe are under tougher

new police protection fol-.
lowing Internet threats

against their European places

of worship, even as some pre-*

pare special services in honor

of the 21 Copts killed in a

weekend massacre at a

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church in their Egyptian -

homeland. -
Police in France, Germany,

. the Netherlands and other

countries have increased sur-
veillance of Orthodox Coptic
Christian churches. In Italy,

Copts have asked for special.

protection. And in Chatenay-
Malabry, just outside Paris,
metal’ barricades surround
the church of St.:Mary and

St. Mark — a vivid sign of ..
. the fear that has been inject-

ed into the ga season of
peace.

The Copts —' Orthodox
Christians from Egypt — will
celebrate Christmas on

» Thursday.

A suicide bomber blew
himself up Saturday as wor-
shippers filed out of Saints

- Church in Alexandria, Egypt,
after midnight Mass. No one .

has claimed responsibility for
the attack.

Tens of thousands of Copts
live in Europe, and commu-
nity leaders fear the attacks
will not be limited to the
Middle East.

"This threat is serious for
us. People are afraid," Pas-
tor Arsenious El Baramousy,
head of the Coptic church in
Amsterdam, said in a tele-

_phone interview. Tuesday.

"What happened in Alexan-
dria could happen in Ams-

terdam."

It was not immediately |
clear how many threats |
against European Copts had |
been posted online, and |

when.
However, German author-

ities learned of a threat a |

week before the Alexandria
attack. A spokeswoman for
Germany's Federal Criminal
Office said the office sent out
a letter Dec. 24 to all state
criminal offices in the coun-
try warning them about

online threats against Coptic |

communities and churches in

Germany, where about 6,000. |
| Kate Donahue of Seattle and

Copts live.

The spokeswoman, who.
declined to give her name in |
keeping with department pol- |

icy, said investigators for the
Federal Criminal Office had
seen the threat on a Web site.
Though the threat was gen-

eral, Germany was men- |

tioned, she said.

On Dec.‘31, four hours
before the attack in Egypt,
the head of the Coptic com-
munity in Germany, Bishop

Anba. Damian, sent a letter
to the Interior Ministry

expressing the community's
fear of terror attacks and

seeking protection ahead of |

the Orthodox Christmas cel-
ebrations Thursday and Fri-
day.

FATHER Girguis Lucas addresses reporters, inside the Coptic church
Sainte Marie Saint Marc of Chatenay-Malabry, south of Paris, Tues-
day Jan. 4, 2011. Messages of threats against Coptic churches were |
seen on the Internet by a member of the congregation and police said
the Chatenay-Mglabry site was among the European churches men-
tioned in the threats. French anti-terror police have opened a prelim-
inary investigation. (AP)

| Michelle Donahue,
] | reporters both are very much
| in love.

| life."

lowers throughout Egypt in
recent years, preaching a
return tothe ways of early

. Muslims. It calls for strict seg-
tegation of the sexes and rejec-

tion of any religious "innova-
tions," such as permitting boys
and girls to attend school]
together or collecting interest
on bank loans.

The movement has spread
across class lines, among
wealthy businessmen, the mid-
dle class and urban poor. Men
grow long beards and shave
off mustaches, to imitate the
Prophet Muhammad. Women
wear the black niqab robes

_ and. veil, which envelop the

entire body and face, showing
only the eyes.

In many ways, it resembles
the doctrine of al-Qaida, with
one major difference — while
it advocates jihad against "for-
eign occupiers" in Iraq.or
Afghanistan, it rejects holy
war inside Egypt, at least for
now.

But many observers warn

that some members are grow-

ing more radicalized and have
begun to advocate jihad with-

in the country, providing fertile |
ground for al-Qaida influence.





© In brief

Fire set at family

dinner in PR
| Claims Srd victim

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Associated Press

A THIRD person died
Tuesday from a New Year's

| attack in which police say a
| Puerto Rican man using
» kerosene and a propane tank

set fire to more than a dozen
of his family members and a

| visiting U.S. woman as they |

sat down for dinner.
Among the five people still
hospitalized are 25-year-old

her fiance, Jesus Sanchez,
both with burns over more
than 80 percent of their bod-
ies, hospital spokeswoman
Wilmelis Marquez said. The

recently engaged Seattle cou-

ple had traveled to Puerto

Rico so Donahue could meet:
| Sanchez's family. =

- The mother of the man sus-
pected of carrying out the
attack, 45-year-old Justino
Sanchez Diaz, died of her
injuries Tuesday, Marquez
said. Earlier, a 17-year-old
niece and a 32-year-old
cousin of Sanchez Diaz died.
The suspect is the uncle of
Donahue's fiance.

Donahue's family flew to

| Puerto Rico shortly after they

got the news, Austin Martin,
a friend of Donahue's who is

| a pastor in Arizona, said in a
| phone interview.

"They've been able to see

| her, but she's been put in a
| medically induced coma, so
| they haven't been able to
| speak with her," he said.

Friends of the couple set
up a Facebook account and
asked for donations to help
pay for medical transport
back to Seattle. "It is a long

| road ahead to heal physically,

emotionally, and spiritually,"

| states the page.
Donahue works as a nurse’

for Group Health, according
to her Facebook page.
Sanchez is a Boeing engineer,

§ according to The Seattle
| Times.

mother,
told

Donahue's

"Their last words before

| they were intubated were,

'For each other,'" she said.
"She loves him. He loves her.

| The last six months have

been the happiest time of her

The blaze occurred Satur-

| day in the central Puerto
| Rican mountain, town of
| Florida, where Sanchez Diaz

lives in a two-story house with
his parents and a sister, police
Lt. Reinaldo Jimenez said.

Sanchez Diaz had doused
the walls of the house with
gasoline and set canisters
filled with fuel under the din-
ing room table and other fur-
niture, he said.

"He planned the party so
that everyone would show
up," Jimenez said.

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PAUL MCWEENEY

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bank of the Bahamas International
has invested “in excess of $5 million in
the last three years” in improved tech-
nology and support systems, Tribune

Plans to start rolling-out new ATMs this month to all beans. and
three ‘off-site locations’

li 70% drop in ordinary shareholder income for Q1 not far off’

expectations

W Q2 expected to be ‘better’ than previous period

Business was told yesterday, as it plans to
diversify its revenue streams through a
focus on yolume-driven “electronic bank-
ing types of business”.

Paul McWeeney, the BISX-listed
bank’s managing director, told Tribune
Business that the institution wanted to

diversify its revenue streams using its
traditional credit/loan business as a base,
using its electronic banking technologies
to capture income generated by ~~

SEE page 3B

Extra $900,000 in
sovernment revenues:

~ expected to be generated
by latest Disney vessel

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

The regular arrival to
Bahamian shores of a new,
increased size Disney cruise
a in 2011 will bring an esti-

mated $3 million i in passenger .

spending into the economy, in
addition to’$900,000 in tax rev-
enue for the Government, the
Minister of Tourism said yes-
terday.

The Dream, the third ship in
the Disney Cruise Line fleet, is
scheduled to sail three, four and

five-night cruises to the
Bahamas from Port Canaver-
al, Florida, starting on January
26. hs
The $900 million vessel will

SEE page 3B

Bahamians boost
‘Ximas sales figures.

Tourist patronage’down, |
holiday period gives downtown
retailers reason to hope in 2011

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A good showing from
Bahamian shoppers, who
spent their money more
carefully and thoughtfully,
was credited yesterday by
some Bay Street store oper-
ators for bringing satisfacto-
ry or improved Christmas
sales in 2010.

Several downtown store
operators told Tribune Busi-
ness that the introduction of
lower-priced product lines,
coupled with greater patron-
age from Bahamians who
had chosen to shop locally
rather than take on the.
expense of a Christmas |
shopping trip abroad,
seemed to have boosted

store traffic over the holiday :
: the face of increased non-
: performing loans and credit

Rochelle Walker, market- :
ing manager, said Solomon’s }

season. However, tourist’
spending remained subdued.

Mines was “very pleased”
with its sales this year, which
were “significantly higher”

SEE page 3B





: Business.

‘No Caribbean nation’
Matches Bahami AN.

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By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

“No other Caribbean

: nation” has performed as
: well during this recession as
? the Bahamian commercial

: banking sector, a leading

: executive told Tribune Busi-
i ness yesterday, pointing out
? that his institution had been
: able to grow both top and

: bottom lines despite the

: ‘contracting economic envi-
: ronment.

Paul McWeeney, Bank of

: the Bahamas International’s
; managing director, said that
: apart from Barbados, no
i other nation in the region,

: including the likes of
: Jamaica and Trinidad, had
; performed as well as the

: Bahamas when it came to

: the resiliency of its com-

mercial banking sector in

delinquency.
“The country has done

: remarkably well,” Mr

i McWeeney told Tribune
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’ Businesses should begin to “plan for the inevitable”,

_with conditions coming together to create a “perfect
storm” of high oil prices that could threaten a Bahamian
economic recovery in 2011-2012, the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce’s president warned yesterday.

“We are going right back to where we were at the
beginning of the crisis. People forget that of all the influ-

- ences in the start of the recession, the high oil prices (in
2008) were a major contributor,” ‘said Mr Rolle.

His comments come as oil prices hit their highest lev-
el since October 2008, at $91 per barrel. Spot prices have
risen 34 per cent since May 2010.

Restrictions on oil drilling in the US, coupled with ris-
ing demand from emerging economies such as China,
India and others, have been largely blamed, and several
large investment banks have predicted $100 per barrel oil
in 2011.

Meanwhile, speculation was fueled when former pres-
ident of the Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister, said in
an interview in the US press this week that he predicts gas

- prices in the US could rise to $5 per gallon - 64 per cent
higher than the average today - by 2012. The same level
of increase would place Bahamian motorists in the posi-
tion to pay $7.41 per gallon, based on the current average

price.

Mr Rolle, chief marketing officer for energy-depen-
dent Bahamas Ferries, which operates daily ferry ser-
vices between Nassau ‘and several out islands, said:

SEE page 3B



Bahamian fights subpoena

over $82 million scheme

Denies allegations'h profited by $1m and
counterclaims for same amount, although
documents show loan for Exuma ‘development’

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

A Florida-based Bahamian citizen is fighting attempts
by the recéiver for an $82 million Ponzi scheme to force him
to testify and produce documents over allegations that he
“secured and profited” from the fraud by obtaining $1 mil-
lion from it for a Bahamas-based investment.

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BUSINESS ~*

Business Outlook has





diversification focus

Economic diversification is the theme of
the 20th Bahamas Business Outlook con-
ference, scheduled for Thursday, January
°3, at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach.

While the subject of economic diversifi-
‘ation is not new to business forums, con-

‘srence organisers say the theme is timely,

nd attendees can expect in-depth analyses
ad high-quality presentations from speak-
rs representing a broad range of industries.

According to organiser Joan Albury, pres-

‘dent of The Counsellors, this year’s Busi-
mess Outlook will be significant for several
‘2asons.

“Not only are we celebrating our 20th
aniversary of Business Outlook, but we
‘ill have a number of firsts this year,” Mrs

Albury said. “First-time speakers will
: clude Dr.Marikis Alvarez, representative,

Ynter-American Institute for Cooperation _
on Agriculture (IICA); Paul Crevello, chief’

“~perating officer, Bahamas Petroleum Com-
9any Plc; and David Shaw, chief executive,



HUBERT INGRAHAM

Cable & Wireless Caribbean/LIME.
“Also, K. Peter Turnquest, president,

Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce;
Edward Fields, chairman and founder of
‘We, The People’, and Dr Barry Russell,
orthodontist and businessman, will address
the forum for the first time.”

Mrs Albury said BBO 2011 will focus on
new ideas and solutions to strengthen the
Bahamian economy over the long-term.

“The idea of economic diversification has .

been tossed around for years now, but it’s
time to have a real discussion as to whether
or not economic diversification is a viable
alternative for our economy.

Options ..

“And, if it is, what are the best options in
terms of the industries that we should focus
on developing,” she said.

The 20th Bahamas Business Outlook will
open with a keynote address by Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham. Also scheduled to
speak are Senator Vincent Vanderpool-

Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation;
Wendy Warren, executive director,
Bahamas Financial Services Board; Dr
Robin Roberts, urologist, director, UWI
School of Clinical Medicine & Research-
the Bahamas; Algernon Cargill, director,
National Insurance Board; and Olivia Saun-
ders, School of Business, College of the
Bahamas.

Dr. Saunders will discuss the relevance
of the Sir Stafford Sands’ economic model in
today’s business environment. This event is
sponsored by BAF Financial & Insurance,
Sun Oil, First Caribbean International Bank,
Bahamas First, Bahamas Petroleum Com-
pany, Cable & Wireless/LIME, Scotiabank
Bahamas, The Central Bank of the
Bahamas, KPMG, the National Insurance
Board, Bank of The Bahamas International,
Generali Worldwide and Krys Rahming &
Associates. For registration and updates on
Grand Bahama Business Outlook visit
www.tclevents.com or call Eileen Fielder at
322-7505/6.

No Caribbean nation’



PAUL MCWEENEY |
_ FROM page 1B

_.aribbean nation has done as well from a
aancial standpoint.

“In general, the domestic banking sector
“as remained strong throughout this period,
and a lot has to be said for the regulatory

.regime that assisted in that as well.”

Despite the overwhelming gloom associ-

‘ted with the current recession, Mr
McWeeney pointed out that there were still
‘umerous business and economic bright
spots, with his institution, Bank of the
Bahamas International, growing its revenues
by 14 per cent to $14.8 million during the
three months to end-September 2010.

“The bank is growing, and to still be grow-
“ag a bank in a contracting economy says a
ot for the institution and its staff,” Mr

IcWeeney added.

Bank of the Bahamas International’s total
' perating income for the fiscal 2011 first

uarter increased to $9.306 million, a 10.5

2r cent rise year-over-year. Net fees and

mmission income increased by 36.6 per
ant to $1.285 million, while net interest
“acome rose by 10.7 per cent to hit $7.835



“The bank’s growth is
really a reflection of
the improved public
confidence in what
we’re doing. We have
some really bright peo-
ple working here who
have a keen interest in
the bank’s success.” _



Paul McWeeney

million.

The bank attributed this performance to
higher yielding assets and a “modest
growth” in its loan portfolio, with net inter-
est income depressed by the expense asso-
ciated with a 2.8 per cent increase in its
oot base to $619.742 million - growth

of almost $17 million in the three months to
end-September 2010.

Suggesting that the deposit base growth
indicated that Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national was picking up “increasing market
share”, Mr McWeeney attributed the deposit
base growth to new products and “very
aggressive marketing”. :

Confident

“T’m very confident that when we roll--

out the new electronic banking platform,
we will attract more customers,” the Bank of
the Bahamas International managing direc-
tor said.

“Certainly, the sonih of the bank reflects
that we’ve been able to pick up some really
good depositors over the last 12 months.
We’ve picked up some who never thought of
us before. That’s a real boost to confidence
for us.

‘The bank’s growth is really a reflection of
the improved public confidence in what
we’re doing. We have some really bright
people working here who have a keen inter-

est in the bank’s success.”

Mr McWeeney told Tribune Business that

matches Bahamian banks

Bank of the Bahamas had no plans for fur-
ther capital raising in the short-term, saying
its risk adequate capital ratio was well over
20 per cent, and that the institution was
“well fortified”.

Stating that he was confident the Bahami-
an economy would rebound, and that it was
“just a matter of time”, Mr McWeeney said
that while there’ was a “mixed bag” of indi-
cators “the positive ones are outgaining the
negative ones”.

While it would take some time for the
Bahamian commercial banking industry to
recover from its non-performing loan issues,
Mr McWeeney said the “full gamut” of elec-
tronic banking services facilitated by the
Automated Clearing House (ACH), such

as direct debits and credits, were set tocome —

online later this year.

“In the midst of all the doom, there’s been
some very good bright spots,” Mr
McWeeney said.

He added that investor expectations on
banking industry performance had to be
“reshaped” as a result of the recession, as the
requirement to hold more capital meant risk
was reduced. As a result, profits were “not as
robust as they used to be”.



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ghts subpoena

In the estate of Pamela Anne
Higgs late of Treasure Cove in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Housewife, deceased.

NOTICE is Hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the

Undersigned on or before the 31st day of

January, A.D., 2011, after which date the

Executors will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to the claims of

which they shall then had notice.

' AND NOTICE is hereby given that all

. persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

E. DAWSON ROBERTS & COMPANY
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-918
Magna Carta Court,
Parliament & Shirley Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas







over $82 million scheme

FROM page 1B

Beattie Ashmore, the South Caroli-
na-based receiver for the Three
Hebrew Brothers Ponzi scheme, has
been attempting for much of 2010 to
get the US south Florida district court
to enforce a motion for contempt and
sanctions against Hubert Bowe, over
the latter’s alleged failure to comply
with an April 22, 2010, subpoena
requiring production of the evidence he
was seeking.

Mr Bowe, though, in a rambling
November 26, 2010, response filed by
himself, denied the receiver’s allega-
tions and, through a counter-claim, is
seeking $1 million in damages for
“sreat business and property loss, as
well as enormous financial loss and
emotional distress” as a result of Mr
Ashmore’s actions.

He further alleged that his wife,
Brenda Charles Bowe, and an associ-
ate, Ashley Poitier, had already met
Mr Ashmore and his legal represen-
tatives on his behalf on August 16 last
year.

In his motion, Mr Ashmore alleged:
“The underlying criminal case at issue
involves a Ponzi scheme in which thou-
sands of investors were defrauded,
resulting in a total net loss in excess

of $50 million.

“Hubert Bowe profited in large sums
from the Ponzi scheme. Hubert Bowe
was an ‘Independent Representative’
or ‘IR’ of a company called Capital
Consortium Group (CCG), the com-
pany used by the Three Hebrew Boys
to run this Ponzi scheme. An IR facil-
itated the Ponzi scheme by acting as
salesman or promoter for the fraudu-
lent investments. The location of the
money that Hubert Bowe profited
from the Ponzi scheme is relevant to
discharging the receiver’s duties as set
forth in the court order.”

* Profited,

Ms Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
“also secured and profited from the
Three Hebrew Boys by receiving
approximately $1 million from some
alleged investment in the Bahamas”.

Mr Bowe’s counter-claim and
response inadvertently appear to sup-
port this allegation, as documents
attached to this refer to an August 8,
2006, loan agreement made between
Capital Consortium Group and a
Bahamian company called Alexander
Development Company.

Mr Bowe is named as Alexander
Development Company’s president

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and chief executive, with Brenda Bowe
as its vice-president. The Capital Con-
sortium Group’s co-signatories on the
agreement appear to be the Three
Hebrew Boys principals, Tony Pough,
Tim McQueen and Joseph Brunson.
The loan was designed to finance
something called the Alexanders
World Project in Great Exuma, a
development featuring a hotel casino,
theme park, condominium complex,
offshore bank, golf course, spa, marina,

. housing, water plant “or whatever we

invest in”. Suffice to say, this develop-
ment has never got off the ground to
date.

Mr Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
was served on May 6, 2010, with the
subpoena compelling his testimony and
documents on May 25, 2010, yet on
that morning the receiver was contact-
ed to be informed that Mr Bowe would
not be attending the deposition.

Alleging that court approval for the
no-show had not been granted, the
receiver said attempts to reschedule
the testimony had not been success-
ful. :

Therefore, he urged the Florida
courts to hold Mr Bowe in contempt,
and order that he appear at a deposi-
tion within 30 days. Such an order has
not yet been forthcoming.
THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 3B





Oil price rise
‘perfect storm’
for recovery

‘FROM page 1B

“For us (rising oil prices)
are a major concern, and if
the US dollar continues to’
perform as it is then that’s
a double whammy.”

He suggested that if oil
pricés rise as predicted it

could “kill any chances of a

recovery, especially for
companies who are energy
dependent” in this nation.

Hard

“The transportation
industry, not only marine,
but overall, will suffer sig-
nificantly, and for compa-
nies that were hit hard and
are in a very tenuous posi-

tion this is something they the Bahamas as a whole was Mark

; Hussey, the real estate company com-

PCN TG
Tare CCR aay

can ill afford,” the Cham-
ber president said.

Mr Rolle suggested that
the best companies can do
is to “plan for the
inevitable”, keeping in
’ mind the likely impact on
their bottom line if oil
prices do rise to the levels
predicted by some. i

“Once the speculation
starts, then that’s the
- beginning of the process,

and when the former head -:

of a major oil company is
making those kinds of pre-
dictions, that gives the
commodity traders reason
to drive the prices up
“Even though it’s still all
speculative, we have to
look at the recent history,

and prices have been

trending up steadily.
There’s been fluctuation
here and there, but
through every fluctuation
there’s an increase in the
fluctuation point,” said the
Chamber president.

\
- )

Grave

In October 2008, the
Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association
called on the Government
to address its “grave con-
cerns” over declining prof-

its due to rising oil prices at. :
the time, with the Govern- |: ;
: ly commercial conduct of every person”.

ment asked to adjust the
amount that retailers are
allowed to make in profit
/per gallon of fuel.

One local petroleum

retailer told Tribune Busi- ; at alll its branches and three “off-site loca-

: tions”, all possessing facilities that would
: enable visually and physically impaired
: Bahamians to conduct banking transac-
“pathetic”, he believes that ;

ness yesterday that while
the profits such retailers
make on selling fuel are

any increase in the amount
retailers are able to charge

would “throw gasoline ona : paige :
: $5 million in them, the credit card plat-

: form and the infrastructure of the
: branches,” Mr McWeeney told Tribune
: Business, adding that the latest branch,
: located in Benchmark (Bahamas)
: Carmichael Road real estate develop-
? ment, was likely to open in mid-2011.

raging inferno, that is, the

passions of the public”,

suggesting that such a step

would meet a major public
‘backlash.

He suggested that one
way of “holding back the
prices”, if they do rise as
predicted, would be for the
Government to consider
decreasing the tax it col- *
lects on petroleum, but he
added that this would be
extremely unlikely given’
the “constant” and large
proportion of revenue the
Government obtains from
it.

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2010 top producers



KERRY SULLIVAN

Damianos Sotheby’s International

Realty has announced its top producers
: and listing agents for 2010.

Leading the pack as top producer for







MARK HUSSEY

STAN SAWYER

mending him for delivering results that,
often exceeded client needs. Abaco-
based Stan Sawyer, who has lived in
Treasure Cay for more than 20 years,
was named as Damianos’s top listing
agent for the Bahamas as a whole.

JONATHAN MORRIS

And Kerry Sullivan, the specialist for -

Hope Town and Elbow Cay, was named
as Abaco’s top producer, having joined
Damianos in 2002. Jonathan Morris, an
Eleuthera native, was named as Dami-
anos’s top producer for that island.



Damianos Sotheby’s Internation-
al Realty has named Kristi Albury-
Wong as its newest Abaco realtor.

She joined the company in 2009
as an administrative assistant, work-
ing with and supporting Damianos’s
estate agents in the Abaco offices.

In October 2010, Ms Albury-
Wong sat the entry level salesman

- exam and passed with a grade of 100
per cent. She will now serve potential
buyers and sellers at the company’s
Marsh Harbour office on East Bay
Street.



A native of Abaco, Ms Albury-
Wong graduated from Abaco Cen-
tral High School and went on to hold
various positions in the banking and
insurance sectors. She formed her
first company in 2006, which serves
Bahamian and international brides
when planning their wedding in the
Bahamas.

Known for her resourcefulness,
her latest entrepreneurial pursuit,
which will launch in February 2011,
is her Concierge and Lifestyle Man-
agement company.



KRISTI WONG

$5m investment platform
Hor: new business model’

FROM page 1B

To support this effort, Mr McWeeney

told this newspaper that Bank of the
: Bahamas International was set to start
: deploying this month new “state-of-the-

art” Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)

tions more easily.
“Over the last three years, including

: what we have spent to change the ATM

machines, we have invested in excess of

While Bank of the Bahamas Interna-

: tional’s loan business to date had been

“very successful”, its book growing by

: 2.4 per cent during the fiscal 2011 first
:. quarter, Mr McWeeney said the institu-
: tion wanted to “shift away” from its cred-
: it/interest income reliance to a “new busi-
: ness model” featuring “electronic bank-
; ing-types of business”.

This business segment, he explained,

? was more volume driven and, if the cor-
? rect results were derived, would alter
: Bank of the Bahamas International’s
: business model. “It’s not dependent so
: much on credit for success, but the daily
: commerce conducted by every person.
: That’s what we want to capitalise on and
: benefit from. We’re well on the way.”

Commenting on Bank of the Bahamas

: International’s results for the three
: months to end-September 2010, Mr
: McWeeney said the bottom line perfor-
_} mance, with net income available to ordi-

nary shareholders dropping by 69.8 per
cent to $1.108 million compared to $3.665
million the year before, was largely in
line with internal forecasts.

“They were not far off expectations
for the first quarter,” Mr McWeeney
said. “We expected the first quarter to be
difficult, given the level of non-accrual
loans and the need to make provisions.”

He pointed out that while Bank of the
Bahamas International actually enjoyed
a $1.281 million gain in the 2010 first
quarter from a change in accounting
treatments relating to loan loss provi-

’ sions, this time around it incurred a $1.4

million net credit loss provision - a more

than $3.6 million reverse swing.

“That’s the major difference in the

period,” Mr McWeeney said.

In addition, operating expenses rose
by 11 per cent to $6.772 million com-
pared to $6.036 million for the quarter-
ended September 30, 2009, a conse-
quence of Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s increased investment in exist-
ing staff skills and technical resources.

Mr McWeeney said the bank. had
“held operational expenses firm for three

years in a row”, and needed to ensure its ~

staff were equipped with the necessary
skills and information, given the com-
plexity of running a commercial bank in
the current Bahamian economic envi-
ronment.

“We have to do it. There’s no question
that it has to be done,” the managing
director said of staff training investment.

“We spend hundreds of thousands of |

dollars every year on training, and need
more and more as time goes by. It’s part
of the business.”

Mr McWeeney added that many did
not appreciate the complexity involved in
a running a full-service commercial bank
in the Bahamian environment, where
institutions had to adhere to strict regu-
latory and supervisory standards, and

implement the necessary accounting and
financial controls to succeed.

“We have to ensure we have the type
of persons to run an expanding business
in a complicated environment,” Mr
McWeeney added.

The Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional managing director told Tribune
Business that the fiscal 2011 first quarter
results were also impacted by the need to
start accruing for the increased bank
licence fees imposed by the Government
in its 2010-2011 Budget:

The bank was also impacted by the
increase in utility costs associated with it
renting more space at Charlotte House in
downtown Nassau, a move required to
accommodate its expansion and

“Gncrease operating infrastructure for the
bank”.

Looking ahead, Mr McWeeney’ told
Tribune Business that he expected the
fiscal 2011 second quarter results to show
an improvement upon the previous
three-month period.

“The second quarter should be better

than the first quarter, but we still have -

some pressure from non-accrual loans
and provisions,” Mr McWeeney told this

' newspaper.

“Yet. we should be able to make an
improvement in the level of non-accrual
loans as we finish up fhe second quarter
and come into this year. There’s been
some positive direction with loan nego-

_ tiations and restructurings. As things start

to turn around with construction offer-
ings from Baha Mar and a pleasing
tourism performance, I think, collective-
ly, that'should add more value to the
economy and hopefully find its way into
loan performance.

“We figured that the first quarter
would be a difficult one for us, given
these conditions. It wasn’t so much off

- the mark, but we’re optimistic the second

quarter will look quite different.”



3m boost from new cruise ship

FROM page 1B

then call into Nassau every
? Monday and Friday, making a
; total of 92 calls in 2011.

Ahead of its official maiden

: voyage later this month, the
: Dream arrived in Nassau har-
: bour yesterday on what tourism
} minister, Vincent Vanderpool
: Wallace, described as a “shake-
? down trip”
: Europe to the US on which

- a journey from

only crew, clients and other
non-paying passengers were
carried to iron out any kinks in
its operation.

The boat is the biggest in the
Disney Cruise Line Fleet and
can carry up to 4,000 passen-
gers and 1,500 crew members.

“It’s really high frequency
and it’s calling only on the
Bahamas, which gives it extra
significance,” said Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace.

The cruise ship will visit Nas-

sau and Disney’s private island
in Abaco, Castaway Cay.

“That seems to be the magic
combination for cruise lines -
giving people the private island
experience in addition to calling
on Nassau or Grand Bahama,”
said Mr Vanderpool-Wallace.

Among the features on the
new ship are a water slide that
takes passengers beyond the
boundaries of the cruise ship
over the open ocean before
bringing them back.



VINCENT
VANDERPOOL-WALLACE

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Bahamians boost
Xmas sales figures

FROM page 1B

than 2009 throughout all 17
store locations.

She said this was primarily

due to increased sales to the
Bahamian community, who
responded to Solomon’s
Mines’ introduction of a
“wider variety of merchan-
dise and price points” in the
store.

And, like other downtown
merchants, Ms Walker noted
another trend - that customers
appeared to be putting more
forethought into their pur-
chases.

“We found that people
seemed to be getting specifi-
cally what they need for spe-
cific people,” said Ms Walker.

Meanwhile, Cathy Moul-
trie, operations manager at
the Coin of the Realm jew-
ellery store, said their com-
pany also saw the decision to
offer a wider range of items
this Christmas, including
some with lower prices, pay
off.

“The traffic flow was really
good and we were quite hap-
py with the results,”
“We got a different line in
with lower price points, and
that was a great idea because
a couple of years ago people
may have come in wanting to
spend $100 an item. This year
they may have spent $50, so
that did wonderfully for us
and made sales come up.”

Tim Lightbourne, owner of
the Perfume Shop, said sales
at his store over the holiday
season gave him “encourag-
ment that maybe the worst is
over” but some issues persist.

“The Bahamians treated us
very well - the problem
remains with the tourists.
Tourist spending will always
been down as long as you

have cruise ships telling peo- -

ple they can’t guarantee
what’s sold in Nassau is
authentic,” Mr Lightbourne
said.

At another high-end down-
town store, which specialises
in luxury items, a representa-
tive who did not wish to be
named said the store had also
seen an increase in sales to
Bahamians, ‘but agreed with

- his fellow merchants that

tourist buys remained “low”.

“When you look at the
hotel guests coming into town
and the cruise ship passen-
gers, their purchasing is main-
ly in the Straw Market and
places like that,” he said.

A better year for Bahamian
sales was again coupled with a
trend towards lower-priced

purchases at the store. “Peo- -

ple are buying mrore afford-
ably. They are not coming in
to make big purchases - those
are few and far between - but

they are leaving with lots of -

bags,” said the store insider,
who added that he commonly
heard from Bahamian shop-
pers that they had chosen to
shop “at home” for Christmas
2010 rather than heading to
Florida.

Peter Phillips, managing
director of Brass and Leather
and Fendi, which has loca-
tions in the Mall at Marathon
and downtown, said he
believes 2010 was a “bottom-
ing out year” economically,
and is optimistic that 2011 will
bring better returns.

_ Sales at his stores weré the
same as in 2009, with that year
having seen significant
decreases from the year prior.

“T couldn’t say there were
any great increases or
decreases. The indication
we're getting is that maybe
this is a bottoming out year,”
Mr Phillips said.

“The. general mood of cus-
tomers were smaller purchas-
es, and what I think is very

.significant is that there have

been a lot less returns across
all of the stores. I think that
tells you people are being a
lot more particular about.
their purchases, planning pur-
chases more. Usually the store
is inundated wth people
bringing things back.”

Inga Bowleg, director of
business development for
John Bull said the company
does not comment directly on
sales, but in response to
queries from Tribune Busi-
ness about Christmas sales at
their John Bull, Coach.and
Cosmetic Boutique stores, she
did tell Tribune Business that
“local shoppers play a very
significant role in our suc-
cess”. She added that their
patronage over the Christmas
season has given the company
“good reason to believe” that

2011 will bring an enhanced °
business and economic envi- |

ronment.

she said. ‘
7 ; ; UARY 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE
AP: Surge in bankruptcies shows signs of slowing

MIKE BAKER,
Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C.



At the law firm Mayer & Newton in Knoxville,
Tenn., staff members continue to work six days a
week to handle the massive bankruptcy case-
load. But filings there have leveled off, and part-

ruptcy districts showed 113,000 bankruptcies in
December, down 3 percent nationwide from the
same month a year ago. That followed a similar
year-over-year decline for the the month of Octo-

already gone through the bankruptcy process.
"T think we've sort of turned the corner," he
said.
Numbers indicated stark regional differences.

~ fresh new voices to Marvel

The growth in bankruptcies around the coun-
try slowed significantly in 2010 from its breakneck
pace in recent years, with about a dozen states
recording a decline in filings from consumers
and businesses, according to an Associated Press

tally Tuesday.

Filings collected from the nation's 90 bank-

‘Marvel promotes
Axel Alonso to
etlitor-in-chief

,
_MATT MOORE,
Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA i
: JORDAN ROBERTSON,
: AP Technology Writer
: SAN FRANCISCO

After more than a decade
spent guiding several of Mar-
vel Comics' biggest characters
as an editor, Axel Alonso has
been promoted to editor-in-
chief, Marvel Worldwide Inc.
said Tuesday.

Alonso will oversee all of
Marvel's publishing aspects
and will advise on their cre-
ative direction,‘as well as help
develop new story lines,and
new initiatives for the heroes
‘and villains that make up
Marvel's roster, including the
Avengers, Spider-Man, Pun-
isher and Dr. Doom, among
others.

Alonso replaces Joe Que-

- sada, who was Marvel's edi-
tor-in-chief for a decade and
its chief creative officer since
2010. As the company's chief
creative officer, Quesda over-
sees its creative endeavors in
film, television, publishing
and online, too. Marvel has
expanded beyond the printed
page in recent years, mount-
ing film adaptations of Iron ~

:. Semiconductor companies
: are whipping up a new gen-
: eration of chips to bring
: richer video and better bat-
i tery life to personal com-
: puters and help them hold
i off threats from tablets and
: increasingly powerful smart
: phones.

: Intel‘Corp. and Advanced
i Micro Devices Inc., whose
: processors are the "brains"
: of PCs, are unveiling signif-
: icant changes to their chips'
: designs at this week's Inter-
? national Consumer Elec-
: tronics Show in Las Vegas.
: Tablet computers and oth-
: er gadgets have taken on
: many of the tasks once per-
: formed by PCs, and there
: are already signs that those
: devices — led by Apple
: Inc.'s iPad — are eating

Man along with planned i awayatPCsales.
releases this year of Thor and : ‘Intel and AMD are
Captain America. : responding with new chips

Marvel also promoted Tom
Brevoort, another longtime
- editor, to senior vice presi- -
dent of publishing.

Quesada lauded Alonso's
uncanny ability to shepherd
titles from simple idea to
printed product.

"For over a decade, Axel's
been instrumental in bringing

: designed to make people
: think twice before picking a
: tablet over a new PC. The
: néw chips won't dampen the
: success of tablets, but they
i will make traditional, low-
i cost computers more com-
:- petitive — by making them
: better at doing graphics-
; intensive tasks and playing
video.

The improvements that
Intel"and AMD make to
their prodticts are felt with:
eyery keystroke or click of a

and reinventing our biggest
characters like Spider-Man,
the X-Men, Wolverine and so
many more," Quesada said in .
a statement. "He's fought to ~
create unique imprints like

Marvel MAX while also mouse, even if most com-
bringing fresh new voices to _ puter buyers aren't paying
the Marvel family." attention to the intricacies

Alonso joined Marvel in
2000 as a senior editor and
helped oversee. critically laud-
ed runs of Amazing Spider-
Man and the X-Men, along
with revisioning western char-
~ acter Rawhide. He was pro-.
moted to vice president and
executive editor in 2010.

of chip design.

For example, people have
come to expect the benefits
of Moore's Law, even if they

: don't know the technical
: specifics underlying the pre-
: diction that computer
‘| processors’ performance will

y

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ber. It had been four years since an individual
month showed such an improvement.

In total, the nation recorded 1.55 million filings
in 2010, an increase of 8 percent from 2009 and a
far slower growth rate than the 32 percent jump
recorded in the year before and the 33 percent
jump the year before that.



double every two years. The

- processor, and put them on

“ soathe-comp uters:wor faster.



New computer chips help
PCs compete with tablets

INTERNATIO
BUSINESS



principle has guided the
industry for more than 40
years, and isa key reason
why computers have gotten -
smarter even as they've got-.
ten smaller.

One major change in chip
design that Moore's Law
enabled and consumers felt
came several years ago.
That's when Intel and AMD
took chips known as "mem-
ory controllers," which have
historically been separate
from 4 computer's main

the same piece of silicon as
the processor itself.

The controllers act as mid-
dlemen between the proces-
sor and a computer's mem-
ory. Shortening the distance
between the parts cuts the
amount of time they needed
to talk to €ach ‘other;helping lar:

A similar thing is happen-
ing in the new generation of
chips.

This time, Intel.and AMD
have thrown another feature
— graphics, which too had
historically been handled by
a separate chip — also onto
the same silicon as the com-
puter's main, general-pur-
pose processor.

And by coupling graphics
more tightly with a comput-
er's main processor, there's
another benefit besides
faster communication. The
power the parts need to talk
to each other is also
reduced, leading to longer
battery life.

Think of what's happen-
ing in chips like what's hap- .
pened with cell phones:
Technical innovations mean

TC e ea
Na
DESPITE

RISING
mt
Ua

DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

ner John Newton said the firm decided it did
not need to replace an attorney that left about a
year ago.

He said the economy in Tennessee, while still
challenging, appears to be more stable than oth-
er parts of the country. And he said many of the

.people who need relief from their debts have

more stuff can fit into a
smaller space. In the case of
computer
Moore's Law is driven by
the fact that transistors, the
tiny on-off switches that reg-
ulate the flow of data in
computer chips, keep get-
ting smaller. .

"It's a natural evolution
of integration,"
Peddie, who studies the
semiconductor industry as
president of Jon Peddie
Research. "We keep putting
more and more stuff into the
processor — now it's graph-
ics' turn to'get shoved into
the processor along with all
the stuff that previous gen-
erations have shoved in. The
big difference this time is
because of the processors'
smaller size,.the capability
of the graphics is signifi-.
cantly better."

With the current chips,

_cheap, low-end laptops are
largely poor at playing high-
quality video, a task too tax- ©
‘ing for the machines' under-
powered chips. Those lap-
tops, which also include 'so-
called "netbooks," will like-
ly benefit first from the new
chip designs, said Martin
Reynolds, a vice president
and research fellow at Gart-
ner Inc. who studies the
computer market.

Intel and AMD are using
different technical approach-
‘es, but the results are simi-

Consumers should

expect "snappiet opéfations
in anything involving pixel
movement,"
games to.editing photos and
video and pteparing Power-

Point and other visually rich

presentations, Peddie said.

But Peddie cautions that
even with the new chips, the
low-end computers will still
be too wéak for certain uses,
including graphics- “intensive
video games.

Still, the changes could .
eliminate the need for many
people to buy separate
graphics cards, which can
add.hundreds of dollars to
the price. of ‘a PC. The shift is
an opportunity for Intel and
AMD, which can charge
higher prices for chips that
have higher-quality graph-
ics capabilities built in. Intel
doesn't mind if people buy



A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7
percent in December took a pause Tues-
day as traders shrugged off a pickup in

factory orders and a sharp rise in month-’

ly sales from General Motors and Ford.

Stock indexes started out with gains
but mostly fell throughout the day, even
after a better-than-expected report on
factory orders for November. The Dow

Jones Industrial average of 30 large com- ’

pany shares wound up slightly higher.

Ryan Detrick, a senior analyst at Scha-_

effer's Investment Research, said
investors were holding off after a sharp
jump in stocks on Monday, the first trad-
ing day of 2011.

"We had a big start to the year yester-
day," Detrick said. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index lost 0.1 percent after
rising 1.1 percent the day before.

Thirteen states recorded an annual decline, main- '
ly in the South, with West Virginia leading the

way with a 10 percent drop in cases. The West,

processors,

said Jon

its "chipsets,"
tasks.

wh oe ad

from playing

Investors also received minutes from
the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting’

in December. Fed officials said signs of
economic growth weren't enough to cut
back its $600 billion bond-buying pro-
gram, which is aimed at encouraging
spending by keeping interest rates low.
Fed officials said more time was needed
before they would consider changing
their plans.

Automakers reported December and
year-end sales figures. General Motors
Co. rose 2.3 percent to $37.90 after
reporting that its sales of cars and trucks
in the U.S.-rose 6.3 percent last year.
Ford Motor Corp. gained 0.8 percent to
$17.38 after reporting that its sales rose
15 percent in 2010/

"These companies finally have the

right cost structure and all the players’

on board to make them profitable busi-
nesses," said Frank Ingarra, a portfolio
manager at Hennessy Funds. "The com-
panies that survived are benefiting from

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fewer graphics cards since it
doesn't sell them. Intel's
graphics have been built into
yet another
type of chip inside comput-
ers. They handle arange,of

The situation. is more d del-
icate for AMD, which does

. make the cards.
hopes that stealing’ even
small amounts of business
from Intel offsets any risks
to graphics-card sales.

The latest lines of chips
can be seen as a response to
‘the sudden popularity of
tablet PCs, starting with the
launch of the iPad last April.

Tablet. makers have
turned to such chip-makers
as Samsung Electronics Co.,
Texas Instruments Inc. and
Qualcomm Inc. Even Apple
now makes its own chips.
Their chips are built on a
different design and sip
power rather than gulp it —
a requirement of mobile
devices and a problem that
Intel and AMD have yet to

however, indicated ongoing growth in filings,
with numbers rising in places like Hawaii (22
percent), Utah (19 percent), California (19 per-
cent) and Arizona (18 percent).



(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

KEYNOTE SPEECH: In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, Intel CEO Paul
Otellini gives the keynote address at a conference in San Francisco.
Intel Corp. is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, after the market close.

crack. Intel and AMD are '
trying to address that prob-
lem by aping the sleek and
streamlined, approach that
has helped make tablets so
popular.
: 4. Tablets have: forced the
: PC’ ecosystem to be thin and
light," said Doug Freedman,
an analyst with Gleacher &
Co. "If they don't want to
lose market share, they're
going to have to design a
more efficient PC."

The new chips aren't like-
ly to upset the historically
steady breakdown between

“Intel and AMD. Intel sells
80 percent of the chips that
run on the so-called "x86"
standard for chip design,

- which is used in Windows
and Mac computers. AMD
has the remaining 20 per-
cent of the market.

But the new products

‘could help keep both com-

panies relevant in a tablet
era. After all, despite the
rise of tablets, they aren't
good for everything.

AMD

RALLY PAUSE:
Traders on the -
floor of the New
York Stock
Exchange Tues-
day, Jan. 4, 2011.

(AP Photo/
Richard Drew)



facing less competition."

The Dow rose 20.43 points, or 0.2 per-
cent, to end the day at 11,691.18. The
broader S&P 500 index dipped 1.69
points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,270.20.
The Nasdaq lost 10.27 points, or 0.4 per-
cent, to 2,681.25.

Grocery store chains. Supervalu Inc.,
Safeway Inc., and Whole Foods Market
Inc. each fell more than 3 percent-after a
round of analyst downgrades.

Alcoa Inc. jumped 4.6 percent to
$16.52 to lead the 30 stocks that make up
the Dow. McDonald's Corp. had the
largest fall, losing 3 percent to $74.31.

Treasury prices were mixed after the
Fed minutes were released. The yield on

’ the 10-year Treasury note, which moves

opposite its price, edged down to 3.33
percent from 3.34 percent late Monday.

Nearly two stocks fell for every one
that rose on the New York Stock
Exchange. Trading volume was 1.1 billion
shares.


THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 5B



MACY'S TO ADD
725 JOBS 10
HELP WITH ITS

ONLINE GROWTH

CINCINNATI

Macy's Inc. plans to fill
about 725 new positions
over the next two years to
assist with the growth of its

online business, according to :

Associated Press.

Online sales have been of
increasing importance to
retailers as more and more

* people are deciding to shop
online due to the conve-
nience, as well as to take
advantage of discounts and
free shipping deals.

Macy's said its online sales

climbed about 29 percent in

the first 10 months of fiscal

2010. -

The retailer, which runs
bloomingdales.com and
macys.com, said Tuesday
that approximately 260 of
the jobs will be in New York
City. The positions will be
for macys.com and will con-
centrate on merchandising

‘and marketing.

Macy's.currently has
about 420 macys.com work-
ers in New York.

About 200 macys.com

positions will be added in
downtown San Francisco at
its site development and
operations facility. There
are currently more than 300
macys.com workers at the
location. :

Macy's systems and tech-
nology.group plans to add

approximately 150 jobs at its : companies expect them to keep -

Johns Creek campus in sub-
urban Atlanta, which would
boost that work force to
more than 1,200 people.

Bloomingdales.com
expects to add about 115
positions at its merchandis-
ing, marketing and opera-
tions facility in New York
City. It currently has about
200 workers there.

When accounting for full-
time, part-time and seasonal
help, the retailer anticipates
adding almost 3,500 jobs in
the next two years.

That includes Macy's pre-
vious announcement that it

is building a new $150 mil-
lion online fulfillment center, :

near Martinsburg, W. Va.,
and will hire '1,900 full- and
part-time employees there.
The company is also
expanding a fulfillment cen-
ter near Portland, Tenn.
Macy's has corporate
offices in Cincinnati and

New York. It runs about 850 :

department stores in 45 .
states, the District of
Columbia, Guam and Puer-
to Rico under the Macy's
and Bloomingdale's names.
The company also has four
Bloomingdale's outlet
stores.

NYC SEES RECORD
TOURISM IN 2010,
AFTER 2009 SLIP

SARA KUGLER
FRAZIER,
Associated Press
NEW YORK

New York City hosted a
record number of visitors in }
2010, a sign that the Big :

SPUTTERING BACK TO LIFE: Car companies expect sales to keep climbing this year. The photo shows an auto sale on Thursday, Dec. 30, :

i 2010 in Montpelier, Vt.



_ (AP Photo/Toby Talbot). :

US auto sales rise in 2010,

~ but remain below highs:

: DEE-ANN DURBIN,
? AP Auto Writers

: TOM KRISHER,

: AP Auto Writers

i DETROIT _

: U.S. auto sales sputtered
: back to life in 2010 and car

: climbing this year as the econ-
? omy recovers and buyers grow
:. more confident. ;

: With.sales of around 11.5
? million new cars and trucks,
2010 was still the second-worst
: year in almost three decades,
: after 2009. And car companies
? are starting to wonder if they
? will ever-reach the heights they

? saw in the early 2000s, when .

? credit was cheap, incentives
? were rampant and sales topped
: 17 million.

: Still, 2010 was a good year
? for Detroit's car companies.
: Ford Motor Co. sales rose 15
? percent and it grabbed market
share from rivals for the sec-
? ond year in a row. General
? Motors Co.'s sales rosé 6.3 per-
? cent while Chrysler climbed 17
? percent, an impressive rebound
? from 2009 when the two com-
? panies restructured in bank-
? ruptcy court.

: Other winners included
? South Korea's Hyundai, which
? notched récord sales.

? Toyota Motor Corp. contin-
: ued to struggle. Its sales were
: flat in 2010, a casualty of the
: company's tarnished safety
: record. Toyota has recalled
? more than 10 million vehicles
? since late 2009 for various

? issues, including sticky gas ped- -

i als.



! WASHINGTON

: The government’ says car companies
: paid $9.1 million in fines last year ‘for
: failing to comply with federal fuel effi+

: ciency requirements.

Six companies had to pay fines to the

Dil settles below $90 as

Apple's tourism industry is :

bouncing back after a decline in :

tourists the previous year when
travelers everywhere tightened

sion.

? NEW YORK

Mayor Michael Bloomberg }

said 48.7 million people visited :
New York last year, surpassing :
the city's 2008 record of 47 mil- :
lion. The increase shows the :
city's travel industry may be :

numbers slipped in 2009 for the
first time since 2001.

New York saw a 7 percent

Officials said 39 million visitors :
were from the U.S. and 9.7 mil- :
lion were from abroad; both }

numbers are records.

Tourism is New York City's

fifth-largest industry — it con-

tributed about $31 billion in :

direct. spending to the econo-
my last year. Bloomberg also

said the industry employed :
record numbers of New York- :

way attendance this season was }
up 3.8 percent over last season. :

New York City was less impact- }
ed by the national recession :
than other cities," Bloomberg :
said in a statement, "and it con- :



GM expects sales in the 13-
million. range in 2011, which
would be back up to the level
the U.S. saw in 2008. Eventual-
ly, sales will creep back up to 15
or 16 million, but not much
higher, said Don Johnson, vice
president of GM U.S. sales.

Car companies have down-
sized and they're producing
fewer vehicles, so they don't
have to resort to costly incen-
tives in order to clear out inven-
tory. Big incentives — like the
employee pricing for everyone
program in the summer of 2005

— were one reason buyers

flocked to dealerships.

Also, buyers have been
spooked by falling home prices
and stubbornly high unem-
ployment. But the economy is
improving, and car companies
are more confident about 2011.

GM sold 2.2 million vehicles -
in 2010, nearly 131,000 more ©

than the prior, year, even
though it got rid of four brands
to focus on Chevrolet, Buick,
Cadillac and GMC.

The company's December
sales rose 7.5 percent because
of hot sellers such as the
Chevrolet Equinox, a smaller
SUV that seats five people.

- Equinox sales rose 80 percent.

Ford's sales rose thanks to

‘ strong demand for its pickups,

as construction companies and
other small businesses began
buying trucks again. The F-150
pickup was the best-selling
vehicle in the U.S. last year.
Ford sold 1.9 million cars and
trucks and stole customers from
rivals including GM and Toy-
ota. Ford said 2010 was the sec-

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration. Jaguat-Land Rover paid the
largest fine of $3.2 million. Mercedes- °
Benz paid $2.9 million; Porsche, $1.5 mil-
lion; and Maserati, nearly $1 million. Fer-
rari was fined almost $500,000 and Fiat
paid about $11,000.

Mmonthiong rally Sputters

their budgets amid the reces- :

Oil prices dropped Tuesday after climbing above a 26-month
high, as investors wondered if the price of crude has climbed too
: high, too fast, according to Associated Press.

Benchmark oil for February lost $2.17 — more than 2 percent
: — to settle at $89.38 a barrel on the New York Mercantile

back on tide ater touts : Exchange after hitting $92.07 a barrel earlier in the day. It

i last settled above $92 on Oct. 3, 2008, when it reached $93.88.

: nomic recovery."

After weeks of mostly positive global economic news, the
4 in visit 2009, : price of oil has risen over the past month from about $88 a bar-
when there ete Ss “million : rel. "Everybody has been so bullish on 2011 ... the mentality has
i just been buy it, buy it, buy it," said Tom Bentz, analyst at BNP
Paribas Commodity Futures. "The question everyone has is how

much further do we have to gd before we start stunting the eco-

Tradition Energy analyst Gene McGillian said he believes

: momentum will continue to carry oil prices toward a range of

$95 to $100 a barrel. "What you're starting to see is that we

i might have gotten a bit over-extended, so more vulnerable to

: profit taking," he said.

? tle lower.

: rencies when the dollar rises.

McGillian believes traders will closely watch stock markets

: for cues about consumer sentiment. Wall Street was mixed on

hae oe oe os in oe i Tuesday after stocks rallied Monday to open the trading year.
Ospitality industry ‘ast year. A: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 15 points in
high of 25.7 million hotel room :

nights were sold, while Broad- | afternoon trading. The NASDAQ and the S&P 500 were a lit-
A stronger dollar pushed down oil and other energy prices.
"The strength of our tourism Commodities like oil, which are priced in dollars, become
: more expensive and less appealing to buyers using other cur-

industry is one of the reasons :
In other Nymex trading in January contracts, heating oil fell
: 4.63 cents to settle at $2.5065 a gallon and gasoline lost 1.33
cents to settle at $2.4140 per gallon. February natural gas lost

tinues to be one of the reasons : 1.9 cents to settle at $4.650 per 1,000 cubic feet.
we're growing faster than other :

cities today."

In London, Brent crude dropped $1.31 to settle at $93.53 a
barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

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GETTING INTO GEAR: Auto sales revived last year. In the photo isa :

a car showroom in Montpelier, Vt.

ond year in a row it gained U.S.
market share, its first back-to-
back increase since 1993.
December sales rose 3 percent,
though, in part because of a 40-
percent reduction in low-profit

‘sales to rental-car companies.

Chrysler Group LLC sold 1.1
million vehicles in 2010. Much
of the increase early in the year

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| came from sales to rental-car

companies, but new vehicles

fueled growth later. Sales of the :

new Jeep Grand Cherokee
were three times higher in

December than they were in :
the same month a year earlier: :

December sales for all of
Chrysler's brands rose 16 per-
cent.

The penalties were established to make :
sure that vehicles meet basic gas mileage :
standards. Some makers of luxury vehi- :
cles consider the fines to be the cost of :
doing business.

Car companies paid penalties of $13.3 :

million in 2009 and $37 million in 2008.

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot) :

UNEMPLOYMENT
_ RISES IN TWO-THIRDS
OF METRO AREAS

: CHRISTOPHER S.

: RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer
: WASHINGTON

; Unemployment rates rose

? in more than two-thirds of the
? nation's largest metro areas in
: November, a sharp reversal

: from the previous month and

: the most since June.

: The Labor Department said

i Tuesday that unemployment

: rates rose in 258 of the 372

: largest cities, fell in 88 and

? remained the same in 26.

: That's worse than the previ-
? ous month, when rates fell in

; 200 areas and rose in 108.

i The economy is strengthen-
: ing, but employers have been
: reluctant to create jobs. Hir-

: ing will pick up in 2011, but

? not enough to significantly

: lower the unemployment rate,
? economists forecast.

: Metro areas in states with

: the weakest housing markets,
? such as California, Nevada,

: Florida and Georgia, are see-
: ing ongoing increases in

: unemployment. Las Vegas,

: Atlanta, San Francisco and

? Miami all saw their rates rise.
? Construction jobs haven't

: returned. Real estate agents

: and mortgage broker posi-

: tions have also disappeared.

: "The areas really affected

i by the housing bust have yet

? to come back," said Jim Dif-

: fley, a regional economist at

? IHS Global Insight. ;
i. Nationwide, the unemploy-
? ment rate rose in November

? to 9.8 percent from 9.6 per-

? cent the previous month,

? according to a report last

? month from the Labor

: Department. The metro data .
: lags behind the national data

i by several weeks.

Harvests

: Unlike the national report,

: the metro figures aren't sea-

? sonally adjusted to account

: for trends such as the hiring of

? agricultural workers for fall

: harvests, or the layoff of tem-

: porary retail employees after

:. the winter holidays. That

: makes the data more volatile

: from month to month. In

? some hard-hit areas, many

: laid-off workers are giving up

? searches. Fourteen metro. —

? areas in Michigan reported

? lower unemployment rates —

: six of which were among the

? 10 sharpest drops in Novem-

: ber. That included Detroit,

? where the rate fell to.12 per-

:? cent from 13.3 percent. But

: thirteen of them also said that

: fewer people are employed or

? looking for work. Once the

? unemployed stop hunting for

: jobs, the government no

?. longer counts them as unem-

? ployed.

: ' Detroit's work force

: dropped by 36,500 in Novem-

: ber, or 1.7 percent. Ann

: Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint

? and Lansing all saw smaller

: drops. "That is not a good

: sign," said Sophia Koropeck-

i yj, managing director for

? Moody's Analytics. "It means

that people are giving up and —

could be leaving the state."
Bismarck, N.D. recorded

? the lowest unemployment

i rate, with 3.3 percent, fol-

? lowed by Fargo, N.D. and

: Lincoln, Neb. at 3.5 percent .
each.

N.I. Contribution Changes

effective January 1, 2011

Po

Effective January 1, 2011, the insurable wage ceiling
for National Insurance contributions has changed
from $400 to $500 per week/$1,733 to $2,167 per
month. All persons earning more than $400 per
week will see an increase in their deductions
starting the first pay period in January.

Following is a sample of the new contribution rates.
More detailed rates may be found in the
Contribution Rates table at nib-bahamas.com.

Weekly Paid Employed Persons

insurable
Wages jEmployee | Employer

$15.60
|__4s0_| ass | 2655 |

450

Monthly Paid Employed Persons

Insurable

Wages | Employee

Employer

Total

$39.20
44.10
49.00



Pensionable Civil Servants (January to *June 2011)

insurable ;
Wages |Employee | Employer) Total

135.47

* From duly 1, 2011, contributions for Pensionable Civil
Servants will be paid the same fixed ceiling as other
employed persons

All *Self-Employed Persons

nsurable | Contributions

1

Payable
$152.50

176.00
190.70

*The contribution rate for self-employed persons in

Total
$169.83



Class A has increased to 8.8%; they now pay more and
get more. They, like self-employed persons in Class B,
are now covered for Industrial benefits.
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EUROZONE |
INFLATION
ABOVE BANK.
TARGET IN
DECEMBER

PAN PYLAS,
AP Business Writer
LONDON

Consumer prices in the
16. countries that used the
euro at the end of 2010
rose by their'largest
amount for over two years
during December, and .
inflation is now running
above the European Cen-
tral Bank's target, official
figures showed Tuesday.

Eurostat, the EU's statis- :

tics office, said consumer’
price inflation jumped 2.2
’ percent in the year to

December, its. highest level.

since October 2008. The
increase from November's
1.9 percent rate was
markedly ahead of expec-
tations — the consensus in
the markets was for a far
more modest.increase to 2
percent.

A more detailed break-
down of the figures will be
* published later this month,
‘but all indications are that
higher energy and com- -
modity costs are likely to
have been behind the big-
ger than anticipated
increase.

Above

Whatever reason lies
behind the rise, Decem-
ber's rate means inflation
in the eurozone ended
2010 above the central:

‘bank's target of keeping
inflation "below, but close
to" 2 percent for the first

time-since November 2008.

That is likely to stoke
fears at the central bank
that inflationary pressures
are increasing in the euro-
zone at a time when a
number of countries are
embarking on deep auster-
ity programs in an-attempt
to appease the bond mar-

handle on their debt bur-

dens. The ECB meets next

week to decide on interest
rates. Under more normal

in December could well
generate jitters that an
interest rate increase
would be.in the offing.
But given that many
eurozone countries are

. ducing spending cuts and’
tax increases..the unani-
mous view among ECB

watchers is that-the central-

bank will keep its main
interest rate unchanged at
the record low of 1 per-
cent.

"Given ongoing tensions
in the sovereign debt mar-
kets, the ECB is unlikely to
feel any immediate pres-
sure to hike rates," said.
Frederik Ducrozet, euro-
zone economist at Credit
Agricole. The eurozone
expanded to 17 countries
on Jan 1. when Estonia
joined the single setae
bloc.



: JANE WARDELL,
:; AP Business Writer
: LONDON |

Britons are being siugged

? with a sales tax hike that is
_} increasing the price of every-
: thing from beer to clothing
: from Tuesday — a down-
: beat start to a year that
} many economists warn
: could feel rougher than the
i recent recession. | ; |

Prime Minister David

_. | Cameron's government said
’ | the rise in so-called value

: added tax is "tough but nec- ~
: essary"
: Britain's massive deficit. -
: But the opposition argues”
i it puts the economic recav-
| ery at risk just as the country

i is struggling to get-back on

: its feet.

to bring down

The center-right Consere

i ative-led coalition govern- |
- } ment lifted VAT from 17.5
? percent to 20 percent in a
: bid to raise an extra 13 bil- _
0 : lion pounds ($20.25) for the. _
- kets that they are getting a’: “country's coffers this year.
:. The increase spearheads a .
: raft of painful measures to
: tackle the runaway deficit,
é I : including widespread gov-
circumstances, the increase : ernment spending cuts on
: services like welfare and a
; rise in the retirement age.
: Unemployment is forecast .
: to soar, house prices to fall
: further and inflation to rise
} S ar : —asour New Year's cock-
barely growing while intro- : tail for Britons who have
-? barely had time to celebrate
i the end of a deep recession a
: year ago. The increase in
+ VAT affects a vast swathe
: of goods and services from
: fuel to mobile phone calls.
: The British Beer & Pub
: ‘Association said it will push
: the average cost of.a pint of
i beer through the 3 pound
: barrier ($4.70) for the first
: time.

There are exemptions to

i the tax, including most food,
: children's clothing and
: footwear and books. Other
? goods and services, includ-
: ing domestic heating fuel,
i : electricity, and children's car

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given. that CYNTHIA JOSEPH: of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079,. NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying ‘to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a

citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship; P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NADIA FERNAND of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that. any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should’send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28" day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box

N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.









Britons slammed with
sales tax to start new year

\

i (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert), !
} SALES TAX: British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a final media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday; Dec. 17, 2010,
: European Union leaders are changing the treaty that underpins the bloc to make room for a huge new rescue system for countries that get :
:-into.debt trouble | in:the long term. yeu they’aren it ready to beef uP the bailout fund they have in place today.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) :

SALE SIGNS: Shoppers are seen as they pass sale signs in Oxford Street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. :
Britain’s Conservative party Chancellor George Osborne has defended the VAT increase from 17.5% to 20%, :
saying it could boost employment and was better than raising income tax, the rise which was enabled Tues- :

day.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

HOLDING BACK: A perfume store advertises it will hold back the Value Added Tax rise that takes effect :

Tuesday in Oxford Street in London, Jan. 4, 2011. Britain’s ConServative party Chancellor George : -
Osborne has defended the VAT increase from 47. 5% to 20%, saying it could boost employment and was noo sola: ea

better than raising income tax, the rise which was enabled Tuesday

seats have VAT applied at a
lower rate.

Many shoppers are also -

believed to have beaten the
rise by buying big-ticket
items in the New Year sales

over the past few days

before the new rate came
into effect. i‘

The VAT rise will. cost
each household around 520
pounds ($810) a year,
according to price compari-
son website Kelkoo:

"Economic activity is seen
slowing appreciably in the
first half of 2011," said IHS
Global Insight economist
Howard Archer. "Some.
temporary growth drivers
will wane while the econo-
my faces the fiscal squeeze
increasingly kicking in as
well as an uncertain plobal
growth outlook."

Treasury chief George
orn said the VAT rise

“the least damaging
way? to tackle the budget
deficit, which reached a
record 23.3 billion pounds
in November, the latest data
available. At that pace, the
deficit could total 155 bil-
lion pounds by the end of
the financial year, more than

7 billion pounds above gov-
ernment forecasts.

"I think it is a reasonable
rate to set, given the very
difficult situation we find
ourselves in," Osborne told
BBC radio. "The VAT rise
is a tough but necessary step
towards Britain's economic
recovery. If you don't want
to raise VAT, you have got
to do something else."

But retailers and have
warned the move will likely
depress consumer spending.
The Centre for Retail
Research estimates that
retail sales will be cut by as
much as 2.2 billion pounds
in the first quarter ‘of 2011
alone and a survey by the

Federation of Small Busi-

nesses found that more than
two-thirds of small firms are
expecting the rise to dam-
age their businesses. There
are also fears it will fuel
inflation and put upward
pressure on wage negotia-
tions. ,

All at a time when the
coalition is imposing public
spending cuts of up to 80 bil-
lion pounds. Ed Miliband,
the leader of the opposition
Labour Party, said the VAT

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HARSH WINTER
_ PUSHES GERMAN
JOBLESS ABOVE
THREE MILLION

MELISSA EDDY,
Associated Press
; BERLIN

A freezing start to the

: winter pushed unemploy-

ment in Germany back

: above 3 million in Decem-
‘ber, but Europe's biggest

? economy still ended 2010

i with far fewer people out

: of work.than at the start of
: the year, official figures

showed Tuesday. 4
The Federal Labor

: Agency revealed 85,000

: people joined the.ranks of

: the unemployed in Decem-
: ber, taking the total out of

i work to 3.016 million — it

: only fell below that level in
? October for the first time

: in two years .

The increase was largely 7

attributed to the early
: onset of freezing tempera-
: tures and snow.

December's increase

: raised the jobless rate by

0.2 percentage points to 7.2
: percent.
Despite the December

: increase, unemployment is

is

$ | rebounded strongly i in.2010
_.as increasing exports in a
a: : ‘Tecovering global economy



: still 260,000 lower than in °

the same month of 2009.
And over the year, 3.244
million Germans registered
for unemployment bene-
fits, 179,000 fewer than in
: 2009. -

"The December num-
: bers bring to an.end a year

: that exceeded even the

; most audacious expecta-
: tions,"
: Ursula-von der Leyen told
: reporters. "Nearly all

i experts predicted a sharp

: rise in the number of

7 ; unemployed."

Labor Minister

Rebounded-

The German economy its

: have been accompanied by

i signs of improving domes-

tic demand.
The hope is that the eco-

: nomic recovery will contin-
? ue to gather pace in the
coming year especially as

business confidence ended
2010 on a high, in contrast
to many economists'
expectations.

German Economy Min-

: ister Rainer Bruederle wel-
: comed the 2010 jobless ~

: numbers as proof of solid

: growth.

"The past year on the

| job market was a success,’

: Bruederle said in a state-

: ment. "The strong growth |

: helped employment to

: reach a historic high, dri-
: ving the number of jobless

below the 3 million mark."
Notvall predictions are so
rosy though.
Analysts at the DIW

? economic institute have a

: for 2011, insisting that the

rise was "the wrong tax at
the wrong time" and the :
start of the coalition's :

"squeeze" on families.
"They. will-be taxing you

fill up your car," he said,

at the start of campaigning :

. with higher VAT when you ;

‘tapping into Britons' fears | :

for a special election for a }

House of Commons district

next week that marks.the :

first major political test of :
2011. "They will be taxing ?

you when you phone home }

on your mobile. They will’:
be taxing you higher when Po

you go out and get a cup of }

coffee, and when you pick }
up a DVD for the kids on :
the way home they will be

taxing you."

The Labour Party esti- :
mates the hike will lead to :
the loss of 250,000 private :
sector jobs, compared to a ;
loss of 75,000 jobs under the :

rise in national insurance : .

payments it preferred.

But Osborne maintained :
that an alternative like a rise :

in national insurance levies,

paid by employees and

employers on earnings,

would have hit poorer fami- }

lies even harder.

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past year was an exception
that would not quickly be
repeated.

"The recovery effect

i played a major role in 2010

-growth," said Ferdinand
Fichtner, an analyst at
i DIW.

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Zapatero says
Spain's 2010

eficit down

INTERNATION
BUSINESS

CIARAN GILES,
Associated Press
MADRID



Spain's efforts to reduce
its swollen deficit have gone
better than expected in 2010,
Prime Minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero said
Tuesday.

Speaking on Onda Cero
radio, Zapatero added that
Spain's deficit at 6 percent in
2011 would be "slightly
above the EU average."

_ As the country struggles
after nearly two years of
recession, the government
is battling to slash a deficit
from 11.2 percent of gross
domestic product in 2009 to —
within the European Union

(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)



limit of 3 percent by 2013.

' After a series of austerity
measures, the objective was
to get it down to 9.3 percent
in 2010, and Zapatero indi-
cated the final deficit figure
would be slightly better.

"T can confirm that we are.
going to be a little bit better
than expected in the deficit
reduction," Zapatero said,
although he did not give a
precise figure for the year.

He spoke as the Labor
Ministry announced that the
number of people filing
claims for unemployment

DEFICIT DOWN: Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
chairs’a government meeting at the Parliament in’ Madrid on Wednes-
day; Dec. 15, 2010. Ratings agency Moody’s on Wednesday warned
it may downgrade Spain’s debt because the government is vulnera-
ble to a borrowing crunch next year, when the recapitalization of
weak banks could prove more costly than expected for public finances.

Commenting on the report in Parliament, Finance Minister Elena

Salgado said she “hopes that before three months we can provide sut-
ficient arguments to make that negative piespect positive.”

between 1996 and 1999,



Seema | (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
TIME OF CRISIS: Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders speaks: with the media as he arrives for
a eurogroup meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. European nations -
were under pressure to commit more money to help stabilize the euro, as finance ministers gathered
in Brussels to find ways to fight the debt crisis that has rocked the currency bloc. Reynders said over
the weekend that eurozone countries should increase the current euro750 billion (US dollars 1 trillion)
bailout fund now, rather than wait until the creation of a permanent stability mechanle planned for
2013.

after rising for four straight
months. The ministry said
the number dropped by
10,221, the biggest reduction
for December since 2000.

"Since 2004, there hasn't .

been,a decrease in Decem-
ber and Desides some years

unemployment claims nor-
mally go up in December so
if they go down, it's good
unemployment news," Zap-
atero told the radio.

But the decrease left a
record 4.1 million people

still claiming benefits. Zap-
atero said he was confident
there would be more job
creation next year.

Spain's overall jobless
number, including those
whose benefits have run out,

stood at 19.8 percent in the ,

third quarter, downs slightly
from the second quarter but
still the worst rate in the
eurozone.

Zapatero has said it will
take Spain five years to
repair the economic damage

sis and the collapse of the -
country's key real estate sec-
tor. The economy grew
slightly in the first two quar-
ters and was flat in the third
one. The government says —
it expects it to grow again in
the fourth quarter.

benefits fell in December

caused by Europe's debt cri-

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Japan PM Calls for opening up country, tax debate

JAY ALABASTER,
Associated Press
TOKYO

The Japanese prime minister wants 2011 to -

be the year Japan opens up to rest of the wor!d
and called Tuesday for debate on raising the
sales tax to prop up ailing finances as the coun-
try's population shrinks and ages.

To revive its struggling economy, Japan needs
to embrace free trade and reform its protected
farming sector, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in
a nationally televised press conference to set his
agenda for the new year.

"T want this to be Year One of opening up
the country" in the modern era, Kan said.

Japan is facing increasing competition from
regional rivals like China, which overtook it to
become the world's No. 2 economy, and South
Korea, which is ahead of Japan in terms of free

trade deals. Tokyo is considering whether to join

a U.S.-backed free-trade zone called the Trans- -

Pacific Partnership that nine countries are nego-
tiating. Business leaders say Japan must join the

TPP or suffer a competitive disadvantage, but:

farmers are opposed amid worries that cheaper
imports would ruin them.

In office since June, Kan also raised the possi-
bility of increasing the 5 percent sales tax to
shore up the country's finances given its mas-
sive national debt, nearly double the country's
GDP, and spending on social programs.

Still, the move is a political risk. Kan disas-
trously suggested raising Japan's sales tax to as

high as 10 percent just before July's parliamentary

elections, contributing to the ruling Democratic
Party losing control of the upper house, a recipe
for political gridlock.

"The need for a discussion about social welfare
and the resources required, including tax reforth

and raising the consumption tax, is clear,to every-
one," he said.

Kan said he hoped to draw up a general finan-
cial plan by June. He has already announced
plans to cut the country's corporate tax rate by 5
percentage points to 35 percent in a bid to help
businesses stay competitive and lure investment.

Japan's economy is entering its third decade of
stagnation. Last month, the Cabinet approved a
record 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) draft bud-
get aimed at creating jobs and reviving growth.

At the same time, the country faces a looming
demographic squeeze, as young people wait
longer to get married and have fewer children.
Last year, its population fell by a record number,
while Japanese aged 65 and older now make up
about a quarter of the country's current popula-
tion — a figure expected to rise to 40 percent by
2050. Kan also said he will try to balance Japan's
commitment to hosting U.S. troops with light-

ening the load on Okinawa, where over half of
the 47,000 U.S. military in the country are based
under a security pact.

’ He hinted he may attempt to shift some troops

. elsewhere in the country, which can be dangerous
- politically — the previous prime minister was

forced to step down after he made a promise to
do so and failed to deliver.

"This is a problem that we must consider from
the perspective of Japan as a whole. I want to try
to reduce the burden on Okinawa as much as
possible," he said.

Kan requested cooperation from his political
opponents, saying the public has been disap-
pointed by political squabbling that has para-
lyzed parliament.

He also called for the eradication of "money
politics," a reference to the series of scandals
that have plagued Japanese pennaans over the
years.



A look at economic developments around the globe
The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A look at economic develop-
ments and activity in major stock markets around the world
Tuesday:

LONDON — In London, stocks surged as investors
returned from the three-day weekend to be confronted with
big gains around the world following a stream of positive
manufacturing data, particularly out of the U.S.

The FTSE 100.ended up 1.9 percent. Elsewhere in Europe,
Germany's DAX closed down 0.2 percent, while the CAC- 40
| in France rose 0.4 percent.

TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock aver-
age closed up 1.7 percent at a seven-month high, while South
Korea's Kospi advanced 0.7 percent and Hong Kong's Hang
Seng index added 1 percent. China's benchmark Shanghai
Composite Index rose 1.6 percent.

LONDON — Consumer prices in the 16 countries that
used the euro at the end of 2010 rose by their largest amount

GLOBAL ECONOMIC NEWS

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in over two years during December. Inflation is now running
above the European Central Bank's target.

LONDON — Britons are being slugged with a sales tax hike
that is increasing the price of everything from beer to clothing

— a downbeat start to a year that many economists warn

could feel rougher than the recent recession.

BERLIN — A freezing start to the winter pushed unem-
ployment in Germany back above 3 million in December,
but Europe's biggest economy still ended 2010 with far fewer
people out of work than at the start of the year. Germany's
jobless rate rose 0.2 percéntage points to 7.2 percent in Decem-
ber.

MADRID — Spain's efforts to reduce its swollen deficit
went better than expected in 2010, the prime minister said.



TAIPEI, Taiwan — American mobile chip maker Qual-
comm Inc. will build a $1 billion factory in Taiwan to produce
display panels used in mobile phones and electronic readers,

Taiwan's government said.

\

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam earned an estimated record

high of $2 billion for its shrimp exports last year, an industry
_ group said.

Vietnamese exports rose because of the Gulf Coast oil spill,

smaller shrimp yields from widespread disease outbreaks and
heat waves, along with the world's growing demand for shrimp.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Iran's decision to stop up to 2,500

fuel trucks at its border with Afghanistan is tantamount to an,
"embargo," an Afghan commerce official said. Others warned
the move could leave millions of Afghans shivering as winter
rolls in.

VATICAN CITY —A Vatican cardinal backed off the
Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops, saying farm-
ers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign
multinationals for their seeds.











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Fed minutes

Economy needs
bond-buying
programme

JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Federal Reserve officials
_ Stuck with the pace of their
$600 billion Treasury bond-
buying program last month
because the economy wasn't
improving fast enough to
make a noticeable dent in
unemployment. .
Spending by consumers and
businesses had improved
heading into the final month
of 2010, and Congress was on
the verge of enacting a tax-
' cut package that would bol-
ster the economy, Fed offi-
cials said. That made them
more confident the economic
recovery would gain momen- |
tum, according to minutes of
the Fed's closed door meet-
ing on Dec. 14.

Risks still loomed, the min-
utes said, particularly a weak
~ housing market and spending
cuts and layoffs from state
and local governments. So the
Fed voted 10-1 to stick with its
plan to buy the bonds through
June to try to lower interest
rates, spur spending and lift
stock prices.

Still, with the economy
gaining strength, the risks of
deflation have "receded
somewhat over recent
months," the Fed minutes
said. Deflation is a wide-

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spread drop in prices, wages
and in the values of homes
and stocks. A fear of defla-
tion was one reason the Fed
launched the bond-buying
program.

With unemployment high
and factories still operating
well below capacity, "slack"
‘in the economy will keep a lid
on inflation, Fed officials said.
Businesses have limited abili-

ty to increase the prices they’

charge to customers, they
said. And the weak labor



buying program in the months
ahead. The Fed left open the
door to buying less if the
economy strengthens more
than expected, or buying
more if it weakens,
However, some officials
"indicated that they had a
fairly high threshold for mak-
ing changes to the program,"
the minutes said. The minutes
. didn't identify who those offi-
cials were. The minutes usu-
ally provide a broad narrative

of the Fed's closed-door. |

deliberations, rather than
specifics on views of individ-
ual Fed officials.

Varying

The minutes showed that
policymakers have varying
views of where the economy
is going. A few said they
expected better economic
growth in 2011 than first
thought. Others noted the
risks: a large supply of unsold
homes, banking and financial
strains in Europe and pres-
sure on state and local gov-
ernments to balance their
budgets. Those differences in
opinion would make it diffi-

market is limiting the power + cult for Fed Chairman Ben
of workers to negotiate big Bernanke and his colleagues
wage gains, the minutes said.

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The Fed's main reason for

would regularly review the
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sury yields. Other reasons
officials cited include:
investors’ belief that the Fed
will end up buying less than
the full $600 billion in gov-
ernment bonds, and the
impact of the tax-cut package,
which not only would boost
economic growth but also
increase the size of the fed-
eral government's budget
deficit. The yield on the 10-
year Treasury note now
stands at 3.35 percent, up
from 2.48 percent after the
Fed announced the program
in early November. Fed offi-

‘cials argued that those yields

not for the Fed's bond-buy-
ing program, according to the
minutes..

Paul Ashworth, economist
at Capital Economics, pre-
dicted the Fed will buy all of
the $600 billion worth of gov-
ernment bonds by the end of -
June as currently scheduled.
"Despite signs the U.S. eco-
nomic outlook was improv-
ing, Fed officials were in no
rush to scale back" the pro-
gram, he said. Ashworth and
other economists said noth-.-
ing in the Fed minutes hinted:
at any change of course. The

; Vig next meeting is Jan. 25-

would have risen even more if

actory orders rise 0.7
percent in

November

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON ,

Businesses ordered more factory goods in November,
responding to stronger consumer demand for household
appliances, computers, and furniture.

The Commerce Department says that total orders
increased 0.7 percent in November. That follows a 0.7.per-
cent drop in October.

The overall figure was pulled down by a drop in volatile
transportation orders. Excluding aircraft and autos, orders.
rose 2.4 percent — the largest jump for that category in
eight months.

The November increase left total orders at $424.5 bil-
lion. Economists consider that a healthy range for manu-
facturing activity. It's 20.4 percent above the recession low,
hit in March 2009.

Manufacturing activity has expanded in every month
since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Analysts
said November's increase in factory orders should translate ©
into further gains in production in 2011.

Consumers are Coming off the busiest holiday shopping
season in four years. Businesses are anticipating stronger
economic activity to continue this year, helped by a tax cut
that will put more money in consumers pockets.

Aircraft

Overall, orders for long-lasting goods dropped 0.3 percent.
But the decline was heavily influenced by a 50.6 percent
plunge in orders for commercial aircraft. Most big-ticket con-
sumer goods showed gains.

Household appliances increased 3.8 in November. Furni-
ture orders rose 4.2 percent. And demand for computers
jumped 13.5 percent.

Consumer strength was also apparent in the 1.7 percent
rise in nondurable goods. Food, gasoline and clothing all
showed gains in November.

Companies also contributed to the rising demand for
manufactured goods. A key category that is considered a
good proxy for business expansion rose 2.6 percent. Invest-
ment in equipment and software has been growing at dou-

ble-digit rates over the past year, one of the brightest areas
of the economy. One area of weakness in November was
declining demand for autos. Still, through the first 11 months
of last year, orders for cars and trucks are up more than 12
percent from the same period in 2009,
- General Motors said Tuesday that U.S. sales rose 6.3
percent last year. New models helped the company make a
comeback from its 2009 bankruptcy. GM was the first major
auto company to report year-end sales on Tuesday.

Demand for iron and steel rose a sharp 21.7 percent, the
raw materials for a raft of goods. That suggests factories are
gearing up to produce more autos and appliances in the
months ahead.

In the machinery category, demand for mining, oil and gas
drilling equipment surged 40.3 percent. That reflects high-
er energy prices which have spurred exploration in both
the United States and abroad.

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appy New Year,
Bahamas! May 2011
_ di be the beginning of
a decade of progress that
will benefit our children
and grandchildren for gen-

erations to come.

January is one of the great garden-
ing months on the Bahamian calen-
dar. We should be reaping our select-
ed crops in abundance and sowing
their successors so we have.a state of
plenty for a long time. Three-month
crops such as tomatoes should be
sown successively ‘every month to
keep the supply going. Long-lasting
plants like peppers and eggplant
should be kept well fertilised so they
are encouraged to maintain their pro-
ductivity.

There is a great interest in healthy
greens these days, with many people
making up their own salads from the
garden. I have a mixture called
mesclun that contains arugula, endive,
red kale, red romaine, green romaine,
salad bowl lettuce and Lolla Rossa
lettuce. Whenever I need a salad I
scissor a selection and then all I need
is vinaigrette dressing. One problem is
that the arugula is dominating and
tends to get even stronger when they
age’even a little bit.

It might be-better to grow a selec-

tion of leaf lettuces along with a sep-



arate patch of arugula so the arugula
can be omitted when pepperiness is
not required. There are many leaf let-
tuces available and I lik® the frizzy
abundance of Salad Bowl lettuce, but
I also always have Simpsons Black-
Seeded as the mainstay because it

- tastes so good. Bibb lettuce does very
well during our winter months. Ice-
berg type lettuces tend to become bit-
ter unless cropped very early but
there are a few varieties that are
labeled ‘tropical’ and should remain
sweeter longer.

January is a great time to sow
onions because they respond to
lengthening days. You can choose
between sets (small onions that have
been pulled and their roots trimmed)

and seeds. Sets produce faster, of

course, but seeds give you a greater
range of varieties. Basically there are
white, yellow, and red onions. Some
are produced for cooking and are
strong while others are for salads and
are mild. Choose which you need and
give ‘em a go.

‘January is great for planting pota-
toes too. For these you need a good
depth of soil — at least 12 inches — and
sandy soil is best. Instead of seed you
will have to depend on ‘eyes’ from
store-bought potatoes. Cut the pota-



















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toes so each segment has a couple of
eyes and dip them into a solution of
bleach and water, about 1:10. Allow
them to dry and plant them eyes up in
your hole that has been half refilled.
Cover them with a trowel of soil and
do this every few days as the green
shoots break the surface. :
Potatoes — usually called Irish pota-
toes in The Bahamas — grow. roots
from the bottom of the cut wedge and
produce tubers between where you
have planted the wedge up to the sur-

face. You may have to mound the soil
around the base of your plants to pre-
vent light reaching the potatoes and
turning them green — and poisonous.
The potatoes should be ready to dig
up once the flowers and foliage have
died off.:The best you have ever tast-
ed, whatever their size. Those finger-
ling and Yukon potatoes are more
expensive than the regular whites and
reds so why not try them.

Once your Christmas festivities are
over you may not want poinsettias
around the house any more. Trans-
plant them to pots at least twice the

- linear dimensions of the ones they

came in and introduce them to the
outside gradually. This is called hard-
ening and means you let them see a
little more sun each day until they
can take full sun, a period of about a
week to ten days. Cloudy days are
great for giving them a whole morning
or whole afternoon. Start with half



an hour of sunlight in, preferably, a
dappled shade. Water the poinsettias
well during the hardening process.
‘Once the plants are happy in a
day’s full sun you can treat them like
any other potted ornamentals until .
Easter. By then they will start to fade
and look ragged. Prune them back by
one-third and plant them in the gar-
den, well away from any source of
artificial light such as porch and street
lights. Prune again in July and then
leave well alone until Easter 2012.
Pruning after July might cut away
stems containing flowering impetus

* material. Your poinsettias of one

Christmas will be four to six times
the size the next Christmas.



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ENTERTAINMENT

Beauty & Brains come
in small packages |

By RAQUEL HART

. ubbly! Brilliant! Beauti-
ful! These are just but a
few words that describe °
the new Little Miss Grand

Bahama 2010-11 Zoe Brown.

Zoe an eighth grade honour roll stu-
dent at Sunland Baptist Academy exudes
confidence, personality and individual style
that lights up any room and of course the
stage.

Supportive parents, Paul.and Kim
Brown, stated that from birth Zoe was
different. She walked and talked earlier
than her other-siblings. Make no mistake;
Zoe is also supported by her siblings who
were her chauffeur, speech coach, tick-
ets sales team among many others. Her
win was a family victory as-aunts and
friends all came together, to ensure she
captured the crown.

How did the journey begin for Zoe and
family to Little Miss Grand Bahama?
Kim’s niece had heard about the pageant
and'suggested Zoe participate. Kim
attended the meeting to get information
and Zoe sealed the deal by agreeing to
participate. So the trek began to find the
best designer on island to create her cos-
tumes.

All roads led to Basheve, Eve of La

Maison de. Besh who has worked with —

numerous beauty queens and as a fashion
designer for Miss Universe held in the
Bahamas in 2009. But Besh as she is
known also was the designer of Kim’s
wedding gown so the family had confi-
- dence in Besh’s ability to produce a win-



ner. The secret to all of this, Zoe had only
one week to prepare and so did Besh.
Zoe, when she met Besh knew exactly
what she wanted, how she wanted to look
and feel on stage. As Zoe talked Besh
sketched, Zoe added in her rhinestones

and tucks here and there, she chose her .

colours and accessories like a profession-
al beauty queen. Besh was in awe with
this 11 year old.

Besh lived up to her reputation, and
produced a winner. So much is heard
about pageants but most intriguing with
this story was the float parade. On the
eve of the float, it was noticed that many
persons had similar ideas for their cos-
tumes. Kim made that phone call to Besh
and Saturday morning at 10.30 am was
the beginning of a new national costume
‘the Sea Goddess’ for a float that started
at 1 pm.

Yes folks, Zoe not only won Little Miss
Grand Bahama, but she also won Best
Float, Best Costume, Best Swimsuit.

Zoe’s platform is to bring awareness to

Animal Abuse. She is a volunteer at the’

Grand Bahama Humane Society. She loves
animals and has many pets including a pet
pig at home. Zoe at times appears a bit
shy but she is willing to engage in conver-
sation about things she is passionate about.

The typical 11 year old who has a rock

collection and plays soccer and squash is
now preparing for Little Miss Sunburst in
Atlanta and Little Miss Bahamas where
she will be representing Grand Bahama.

She encourages the support of her fellow
Bahamians as she continues in the world of
pageantry. Zoe Brown...Beauty and
Brains do come in small packages.



LITTLE MISS WONDERFUL: Little Miss Grand Bahama Zoe Brown poses in

her float costume.

Miss Teenager Bahamas

By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

A NEW pageant with a mandate to
refine self image and cultivate a pas-
sion for purpose is slowly in the mak-
ing.

Star Model Management in associ-
ation with ONS Enterprises will pre-
sent the Miss Teenager Bahamas
Beauty Pageant, where a group of
young ladies between the ages of 14 -
17 will have a chance to represent
the Bahamas at the Miss Teenager
Universe pageant.

Oswald Ellis organiser of the Miss
Teenager pageant in the Bahamas
told Tribune Entertainment that
when he was approached by a few
international contacts to start the
pageant, he gladly accepted the offer.

“It was not so much a decision to
start the pageant. A few people that I
know in the international arena that
deal with pageants contacted me
seeking a director from the Bahamas
for their international teen pageant
and this was how it all started,” he
explained.

Although the pageant will be held

in Freeport, organisers are seeking
to attract young ladies from all over
the Bahamas.

“The pageant is open to teen girls
age 14 - 17 who are presently enrolled
in high school and have not given
birth to a child. Bahamian citizen by
birth or legal residents,” Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said that the Miss Teenag-
er Bahamas pageant is catering to the
young ladies with different needs.
And as the country is still facing an
economic recession, contestants will
not have to spend huge amounts of

‘money on wardrobe for the duration

of the pageant’s events.

“What is different about this, is that
the pageant experience will take into
the consideration the economic con-
cerns - meaning that contestants will
not be required to spend large sums
of money to benefit from the pageant
experience. Eventually this pageant
will serve as a gateway to participa-
tion in the Miss Bahamas Pageant,”
he said.

The length of training for most

' pageants exceeds two months. How-

ever the financial constraints placed
on the pageant has affected training
for the contestants.

"Because of the financial con-
_Straints we are all facing, the train-

ing will be compact into one or two
weeks, we don't expect it to go
beyond that. The girls will be receiv-

ing a crash course in beauty, person- ,

al appearance and public speaking.

But the young lady crowned will
receive extensive training, making

her more than prepared mentally and
physically for the international
pageant," he explained.

All of the pageant activities will be
held over a one week period when
the events commence in March 2011.
Mr Ellis said this is to avoid contes-
tants having to spend money on
flights back and forth to Freeport.

Though this is a beauty pageant,
contestants are expected to maintain
a satisfactory level of education and
partake in a number of charitable
activities. "Each contestants will be
encouraged to adopt a charity and
upon her crowning she will be able to
make a donation to that charity.
However, this amount will be based
entirely on ticket sales and the sup-
port the contestants will bring to the
event," Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said having the ability to
make a difference in the lives of
young women is a very good feeling.
"Just knowing that you are able to
make a difference in a young person-

's life or just providing them with

‘international exposure is always a

good feeling especially when you see
how these young girls develop from
an experience they could have only
gotten because of you."

The winner of the Miss Teenager
Pageant will represent the Bahamas
at the Miss Teenager Universe Com-
petition. She will also be awarded a
laptop computer, competition
wardrobe, cash and other prizes.

The pageant is in the recruitment
stages and is also seeking sponsor-
ship. "We do take this opportunity
to invite the cooperate citizens of the
Bahamas to step forth and support
the young ladies as they seek spon-
sorship," he said.

Oswald Ellis is no stranger to
pageantry. He has been involved in
this arena for more than 20 years
both as a competitor and a pageant
organiser. He has also been involved
with the international Cinderella Pro-
gram.

"Like many in the business, I have
had my share of hits and misses and
suffered the wrath of negative com-
ments fag the Bahamian Pageant fans.
However through all of this, I have
maintained the respect of my inter-
national pageant contacts from my
involvement in the Miss World
Pageant."

For more information email mis-
steenager.smm@gmail.com.

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6. LOUD 13. LAST TRAIN TO.PARIS. 20. NOW OR NEVER Mahe ee
Rihanna ° Diddy - Dirty Money ~ Tank The video was directed by Jake-Nava, who was
pi : also the genius behind Beyonce's hit Single Ladies,
7. NO BOYS ALLOWED 14. JUST CHARLIE Usher's Buin-arid Kelis “Milk Shake:
Keri Hilson “Charlie Wilson . The video for the song pe bess highly sania
pated and now that clips from the six minute hor-
TOP 20 POP SONGS Ee ror mini film can be viewed on the internet some
FIREWORK JUST THE WAY YOU ARE STEREO LOVE said that Kanye West has given them much more
Katy Perry Bruno Mars. - Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina etn, they asked for. fis iking “a Sas
yee, e video is rather visually str ,a
RAISE YOUR GLASS PLEASE DON'T GO BOTTOMS UP: che orleans of his creative concept is not under-
Pink - Mike Posner Trey. Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj Thele was aticesue ii the video thateohenea
] the blunt of morbid zombies eating away.a man's ’
WE R WHO WER THE HIME (DIRTY:BIT), ROCKETEER intestines, or Kanye West posted against a wall
Ke$ha The Black Eyed Peas al a Movement Featuring Ryan . witha decapitated head in his hands. Ip another
eader : 5 Bee - >
Rick R ts. calmly in his chair takin:
ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) DJ GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE. pufis of hig cigar, While keeping ie company =
Rihanna Usher Featur ing Pitbull - Diddy = Dirty Money Featuring Skylar. dead women hanging like chandeliers from the
ceiling.
GRENADE LIKE A G6 Grey Though Jay-Z keeps his hands clean from all the
Bruno Mars, a “East re Featuring Sane TINE CEREn blood and guts, he is shot in front of a model lay-
ataracs. & Dev § ing lifelessly on a couch,
JUST A DREAM - ’ * Taylor Swift As for Nicki Minaj it really did not take much
Nelly TONIGHT (I'M LOVIN' YOU) yee for her to fit into the scene, as her entire persona.
; - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris . HEY BABY (DROP IT TO THE FLO... is built around crazy costumes and colourful wigs.
WHAT'S MY NAME? & DJ Frank E +. Pitbull Featuring T-Pain Ss — In Monster, Minaj becomes a dominatrix to anoth-
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Rihanna Featuring a
aaa YEAH 3X — In Ya Ear spoke toa few Kanye West Fans who
Chris Brown Taken from www. billboard.com weighed in on the new video.



MOST MEMORABLE & INFLUENTIAL SO

IN YA EAR got a chance to chat with friends asking what were the most memorable and influential songs that impacted
_. them in the year 2010, speaking to quite a number of persons, we came up with the top 28 Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, fan and

Dancehall Songs to hit Bahamian Ears!
They are as follows:

1. DJ Khaled = ALL 1DO 1S WIN

"2. Vybz Kartel - CLAKES
2. Eminem featuring Rihanna - LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
3. B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars - NOTHIN’ ON YOU
4, Rihanna - ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD ©
5. Nicki Minaj-YOUR LOVE - |

| 6. Bruno Mars - JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
7. Trey Songz - SAY AHH

8. Rick Ross - BLOWIN. MONEY FAST

~ 9. Monica - LOVE ALL OVER ME
10. Katy Perry - CALIFORNIA GIRLS

11. Justin Beiber - BABY —
12. Usher - HEY DADDY
13. Chris Brown - DEUCES

Although a lot of people may choose to listen to R & B,-Rap and.

favourites in the Bahamian music industry. In ya ear has gathered a number of favourit

Bahamas!! Some people got so excited when aekpd about these
They are as follows:

1. MDEZ - TIMES HARD

2. Basil Bt Smith - SAILOR MAN

3. Eugene Davis.- JUNGLESS

‘A. Ezra Hepburn - STOP THE WORLD -
5. Julien Thompson - BELIEVE _.
TOP AanAeiiS TOHIT Anis BAHAMAS

In ya Ear also got the.chance to hit up most.of the
hypest concerts of the year 2010, some of which fea- -
tured the likes of the biggest names in Hip Hop, Dance-
hall andR & B.



1. Excitement graced the island of Eleuthera on Christ-
mas Eve as Bigga MO Promotions alongside Bacardi.
hosted their third annual Royal Holiday Concert that
featured well known reggae artist, the Rasta Of Love,
Tarrus Riley.

2. Sebas Bastian of Sebas Events held his annual Christ-
mas Party at the Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace
Casino, Grand Ballroom, on December 17 featuring
american Rap artist Rick Ross and popular culture reg-
gae artist Richie Spice and reggae's long time heart-
throb Jah-Cure.

3. Under the theme " Da Last Laugh Weekend ", The

8. Visage - 6 AND A HALF DOZEN .

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 10 TUNES FOR 2010? WRITE TO US AT FEATURES@TRIBUNEMEDIA.NET




Antonio Johnson said: "Kanye West has a lot of
good music and I think he is a really creative
artist. But sometimes I think he takes it a bit too ©
far. I mean I know he is trying to be a creative and
different with his work but I don't think the video _
. Was creative at all, it is sick if you ask me and this
is coming from a hardcore Kanye West fan," Mr
Johnson said.

"This video will not exactly change my view
towards him, I still think he isa great rapper but
he seemed attention starved in this video," he

NGS OF 2010 FOR BAHAMIAN LISTENE





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Busy Signal - ONE MORE NIGHT
Jah Cure - RESPECT |























16. Rihanna - RUDE BOY e aded.
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. Rick Ross - ASTON MARTIN MUSIC | sae NE be mene et a

24. Lil Wayne featuring Drake - RIGHT ABOVE IT Meee ee oe
_-25. J. Cole - ALL | WANT IS YOU , | 4

26. Monica - EVERYTHING TO ME

27. Alicia Keys - UNTHINKABLE

28. Vybz Kartel featuring Russian - JEANS AND FITTED | }




Dancehall, there are al 1 :
local artists right here in the
pariculey songs, they started singing the lyrics:on the spot.



6.8 Bodine Johnson - INTOXICATED
7. Sosa Man Featuring Rick Carey - | DREAM



9. Sakinah - | MISS.
10. Padrino - MORE LOVE
IN2010.

Recession group presented Atlanta Hip.
Young Jeezy Live in Concert at the‘

Club, West Bay Street, Saunders. ‘Bele
December 4.





4. After a near two year Bicetnes in the, Bah
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likes of reggae artist Beres Hamm
Alaine, the R&B duo KC & Jo Jo, Dru

Bahamian artist Sammie Star and ‘Sosa also performed
live on November 20 at the Wyndham Crystal Palace.

6. Vybz Kartel performed live at “Sebas Birthday
weekend” party at Club Luna last Summer/Fall.






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HE START of th
new year always
brings new changes.

Tribune Arts spoke to a few
visual artist who said that they are
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personal life, but also in their art
which will take on the change of a
new year as well.

Martone Griffith, Trinidadian
artist who has taken part in Popop
Studios Center for the Visual Art
residency program, said that
though he hasn't set out his list as
yet, he will strive to harness his
skill in his genre of interest.

"T want to continue working and
developing my art. During my
time here [have been doing some
installation and performance
pieces.”

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the costumes for the Junkanoo
scrap group Spirits.

Mr Griffith also said that he
anticipates a number of collabora-
tions with Bahamian artists later in
the year.

One thing Mr Griffith said he
wants to see more of is the
advancement of young talented
individuals in 2011.

"More investments need to be
made into younger persons. There
are young people out there who
are very talented and: who are
actually doing something with
their talent. Everyone needs a
chance.to develop their craft," he
explained.

Junkanoo Design

Tribune Arts also spoke to Del
Foxton artist and public relations
officer of the Grand Bahama
Artist Association who said that
the art scene in Grand Bahama
will see a number of vibrant exhi-
bitions and art programs with the
first being the organisation's annu-







al Valentines Day exhibition.

"There will be a lot more
exhibiting this year. The interest in
the art scene in Grand Bahama
has grown and started last year.
Seeing this is something great,"
Sear

Paper Collages

While she has dabbled in other
art forms, she said she will be try-
ing new things with her paper col-
PTC

"My work has always been about
nature. But I want to use more
colour and more textures in my
work," Ms Foxton told Tribune
PAY

Toby Lunn, visual artist, said
that this year, he will be making
huge strides in his work. He said
no longer will he be afraid to step
out of his comfort zone, instead he
will make expressionistic pieces
that make bold statements.

"For the new year and in my
newest body of work I will not be
afraid to take risks. All of my work
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ones that I did last year. Some-
times when artists create work,
people expect their new body of
work to be the same as the one
they did before. But am trying to
COMMU KORO Lang

Apart from his resolutions to
take risks with his creative expre
sions, Mr Lunn said that he will
also delve into variety abstractions.

"I will also be doing some
"crazy" abstractions and expres-
sionistic pieces. Lam going to
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Everything that Ido will chang
am going to be doing a lot of
rative work and abstractions," he
PAi(ig

He also said that staying (rue to
himself and listening closely to his
intuition is also a resolution he is
Pate

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courage, and trust my intuition,"
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

heir 2010 sea-

sons were so

low keyed that

, many people

thought veteran

sprinters Chandra Sturrup

‘Kiddy Cricket
Design a
Mascot

Competition’

SCOTIABANK and the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) ‘have officially
announced their search for a
new kiddy cricket mascot.
Both entities have launched
a joint regional ‘Kiddy Crick-
et Design a Mascot Competi-
tion’, inviting children ages 7-
12 years old to enter designs
for the new mascot.

The winning design will’

replace ‘Clarence the Crab’,

the existing mascot which has

‘been the animated face of the
competition since 1998: He
has been appearing on and
off the fields of. play during
Kiddy Cricket displays. He
was also the main feature of

.the programme’s classroom
teaching manual “Clarence
Goes to School”, which teach-
es children Ministry of Edu-
cation approved curriculum
using Cricket imagery. ©

The competition is running
from January 1 to February
18 and primarily targets Kid-
dy Cricket schools across 14

. Caribbean territories. How-

ever, students outside of these

schools are also invited to
enter.

Entries will be judged on

‘originality, reflection of the
Caribbean, use of colours
(kids friendly and use of spon-
sors colours) and use of crick-
et imagery.

The Mascot Compétition
will operate on a Territorial
Level to encourage more local
participation and end with a
regional judging of the 1st
‘place winners from each par-
ticipating territory.

The judging panel in each
country will comprise of the
Technical Development Offi-
cers from local cricket boards
and members of the Scotia-
bank team in that country.

’ THE Marathon
Bahamas race weekend is
scheduled for January 15-
16, 2011.

e January 15 - Susan G
Komen Bahamas 5K Race
for the Cure

6am — Start/Finish: Par-
adise Island, west of
Atlantis Royal Towers
(FREE parking)

¢ January 16 - Marathon,
Half Marathon, 6-person
relay team

| 6am - Start: Junkanoo





‘and Debbie



Ferguson-
McKenzie had retired.

‘But both members of the
‘golden girls’ 4 x 100 relay
team that was honoured Sun-

_day at the Bahamas Associa-

tion of Athletic Associations’
year-ending awards luncheon
for their victory. at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney,

* Australia, admit they are still

going strong.

In fact, Sturrup said she
intends to see how things
work out for her this year
before she, decides whether
or not she’s completely done,
while Ferguson-McKenzie is
leaning towards at least com-

' peting beyond the 2012

Olympics in London, Eng-
land.

In candid interviews with
The Tribune, both Sturrup
and Ferguson-McKenzie stat-
ed that they are rejuvenated
and looking forward to the

2011 IAAF World Champi-

onships in Daegu, Korea.
“I’m still recovering from
my injury that I suffered in
July,” Sturrup said. “It’s a lot
better and I’m able to work-

out, so I’m just giving it alot —
» more time.”

--Sturrup, who-got the news
from the BAAA that she had
moved up from sixth to fifth
in the women’s 60 metres at
the IAAF World Indoor
Championships last year in
Doha, Qatar, said she will
skip the trip:to this year’s
indoors, set for Valencia,
Spain, March 7-9.

Instead, she doesn’t intend
to compete at all indoors as
she concentrates on the out-
doors. “I don’t. have any
plans. I’m just going by air,”
said Sturrup, who is based in
Raleigh, North Carolina,
where she is still coaching
herself. “I can get to. train at
my own pace.”

Sturrup, who turns 40 on
September 12, said the hand
of time is slowly closing on
her illustrious career that
included individual gold
medals at both the 2001
World Indoors in the 60
metres and 1998 Common-
wealth in the 100m as well as
bronze medals at both the
2001 and 2003 IAAF World
Championships.

As a result, she has
returned to the classroom
where she is studying interior
design at a iocal institution in
Raleigh on a part-time basis
for a three-year course that
she’s joggling with her train-
ing schedule.

For Ferguson-McKenzie,
who turns 34 on January 16,

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fees. For additional infor-
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visit: www.marathonba-
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hard-copy application
form, stop by Sunshine
Insurance office on East
Shirley Street.





GOLDEN GIRL: Chandra Sturrup (right)

the next two years will be

centrated on the 200m as she

presents Dianne Woodside with the Henry Crawford Coach of the Year award.

competing until May when

trong

Felipé Major/Tribune staff



ty of us winning the gold

very critical as she starts to
wind down her career that
saw her win the 200m gold at
the 2004 Olympic Games,

200m gold and silver at the

IAAF World Championships
in 2001 and 2009 respectively,
200m gold at the 1999 Pan
American Games, 200m sil-
ver at both the 2007 and 2004
World Athletics Final and 200
silver and 100 gold at, the 1993
and 1997 Central American
and Caribbean Champi-
onships respectively. *
Havirig achieved so,much
success in the half-lap race,
Ferguson-McKenzie said this
year her focus will be. con-

gears up for the trek to the
IAAF World Championships.

“I’m just going to take it
one year at a time,” Fergu-
son-McKenzie said. “I’m
going to dream my dream
and really work hard at mak-
ing it a reality.

“I’m focusing everything
on the 200m this year and
then see what happens from
there.”

Like Sturrup, Ferguson-
McKenzie is making sure that
she doesn’t peak too. early
and be burned out by the
time the World Champi-
onships come around. '

She doesn’t intend to start

she will run in some relay
events to polish up her speed.

Both Sturrup.and Fergu-
son-McKenzie said they are
also looking. forward to the
re-establishment of the wom-
en’s 4 x 100 relay team where
the last major international
meet was won at the 2002
Commonwealth Games.

“To me in the relay, if you
can get the hand-offs straight,
you will be okay,” said Stur-
rup, who has done exactly
that the majority of the time
on the second leg.

“As long as we have the
potential to get the baton
around, there is the possibili-

medal again.” :

Ferguson-McKenzie, a for-
mer BAAA Athlete of the
Year winner, said she was
delighted to be a part of the
awards luncheon and she was
proud to watch Shaunae
Miller achieve the Charlie
Major Sr award this time
around.

She is also looking forward
to working with the talented
young crop of sprinters like

- Sheniqua ‘Q’ Ferguson,

Nivea Smith, Cache Arm-
brister and V’Alonee Robin-
son as the Bahamas re-estab-
lishes itself in the 4 x 100

‘relay.

Basketball programme for boys, girls

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AFTER a hiatus that saw him head '
home to coach briefly before he
returned to school in Texas, former
NBA player Dexter Cambridge is back
in New Providence and so is his devel-
opmental programme.

The Dexter Cambridge Basketball
Developmental Programme, which he .
ran from 2002-05 when he coached at
Jordan Prince Williams High School, is
scheduled to start again 9-12:30am Sat-
urday at the Dame Doris Johnson High
School.

“It’s dealing with kids, teaching them
the basic fundamentals,” said Cam-

- bridge, who is now on the physical edu-

cation staff at the school. “We will con-
centrate on dribbling, passing, shoot-
ing, rebounding and team work.”

The programme will be held every
Saturday until school closes in June.
“T’ve.been around basketball for a long
time,” said Cambridge, who was first

noted during his stellar performance
with the AF Adderley Fighting Tigers
at the prestigious Hugh Campbell Bas-
ketball Classic.

“Since I came back from playing in
the pro leagues, I’ve noticed that the
basketball skills and even their athletic
abilities, have not improved that
much,” he said.

“Yes, we're getting a lot of people
off to college, but they’re still lacking

’ the basic fundamentals. That’s some-

thing that we need to work on from the
primary school to the high school lev-
el.”

Cambridge said the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s Father
Marcian Peters Invitational in Decem-
ber is good, but if the primary school
players are going to get any better, they
definitely need to have their own
league.

“T was in Texas the last two year.
and [ran the YMCA programme
where the league started from K4,”
Cambridge said.

“These kids got to start playing from

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that early. I don’t understand why it
can’t be done here. These kids go from
the primary school to the high school
level, but they don’t always understand
what it is to play as a team and they
don’t know the fundamentals of the
game.” —

While he knows that he won’t be
able to reach every potential basketball
player in the country, Cambridge said
he’s reaching out to as many as he can
to pass on the knowledge and skills
that he developed.

Interested parents who want to get
their children involved are urged to
contact Cambridge at Doris Johnson.

However, he noted that they should

. be prepared to pay a small fee to cover

the expenses, including the instructors,
water, Gatorade and T-shirts.

“We intend to make it a good pro-
gramme,” said Cambridge, who is
expected to be assisted by Latoya
Thompson, Audrey Martin and Nelson
‘Mandella’ Joseph.

The programme is designed for boys
and girls between the ages of 5-17. °°
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_ TRIBUNE SPORTS



INTERNATIONAL SPORTS.



thony Kim wants to

be about golf, not gossip —

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) _

— Anthony Kim wants 2011
to be a season that changes
his career. .

He hopes it might be
enough to change his reputa-
tion, too:

One of the most dynamic
young talents in golf? That's
what people were saying two
years ago, when Kim blew
away the field with a record
score at Quail Hollow, then
shot 65 in the final round at
Congressional to win the
AT&T National. It made him
the youngest American since
Tiger Woods to win twice in
one year.

If that wasn't enough, he
brought energy and attitude
to the Ryder Cup and was the
catalyst of a rare US. victory.

That now seems like a long
time ago.

It's not that the 25-year-old
Californian has disappeared.
He is still among the elite at
No. 31 in the world, having
reached as high as No..6
toward the end of 2008. And
only PGA Tour winners
enjoy the oceanfront room
that Kim has at Kapalua,
where the Tournament of
Champions kicks off a new
season Thursday.

But he has a bitter taste
about how last year ended.

He won the Houston Open
in a playoff, then closed-with
a 65 at Augusta National to
finish third. Thumb surgery a
month later kept him out of
golf for three months, and he
failed to make the Ryder Cup
team when he couldn't make
a cut upon his return.

Kim still managed to make

news, or at least gossip.

columns.
He has.a zest for living,
which first came to life with

-tales from his Ryder Cup cel-

ebration at Valhalla and car-
ried on through Twitter and
blog reports from a night in

_ the Las Vegas casinos in

October. | ‘

Is he closer to being like
Tiger Woods or John Daly?

"That's a hell of a ques-
tion," Kim said, smiling at
first before pausing to con-
template.

Daly makes more news off
the course these days, so it's
easy to overlook an amazing
talent that brought him a
PGA Championship title as
a 25-year-old rookie in 1991
and a British Open victory at
St. Andrews. Kim found it

‘coincidental that after head-.

lines he made in Las Vegas



. in October, Daly was the only

tour player who reached out
to him in a text message.

"Both have majors," Kim
said. "I think I'm closer to
‘Tiger: because I love putting
in the time..Now, I've gotten
away from. this. But I defi-
nitely feel like I'm closer as
far as the values of the Asian
culture and putting in time,
not worrying about tough
times. In a lot of ways, I think
people see me as a guy who
likes to have fun, and that's it?
But I care about.a lot of
things."

Kim is careful not to be
motivated for the wrong rea-
sons.

He has trimmed the num-.

ber of his traveling party and
has heard from enough peo-
ple whom he trusts that play-
ing with the purpose of prov-
ing people wrong is the wrong
route. Even so, he feels as

though fans, the media and

players are questioning his

devotion to his sport.

"I have a lot of people.

doubting me, which I like,"
he said.

When asked why they are

skeptical of his future, Kim.

first mentioned:the arrival of
so many players in his age
group. Indeed, that's what
makes golf more intriguing
than it has been in years.
Martin Kaymer, who just

‘turned 26, last year became

the youngest major champion
since Woods in 2001. Rory
McIlroy won at Quail Hol-
low at age 20. Ryo Ishikawa
was still 18 when he shot 58 to

win in Japan. Jason Day won’

in Dallas, and at 23 is the

_youngest player at Kapalua.

Slightly older than Kim,
and still very young, are the
likes of Dustin Johnson and
Hunter Mahan.



"A lot of guys played well
who are younger, and they're
overlooking me, which is
fine," Kim said. "It's not that
I have something to prove. I
know I'm capable of winning

‘golf tournaments."

But it's more than the
youth movement bugging
Kim.

When asked whether he
was troubled about players
doubting him because of his
activity off the course, Kim's
eyes widened and he turned
in his chair away from the
Orange Bowl game on televi-
sion.

"One hundred percent.
Couldn't have said it any bet-
ter," he said. "I feel that is a
major reason why people
doubt me. They don't think
Icare about golf. It's hard for
people who don't know me
to say, 'He's 25, having a
good time with his friends.'

BITTER TASTE: Anthony Kim reacts to a shot during the
second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament
at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Kim wants 2011 to be
a season that changes his career. He hopes it might be
enough to change his reputation, too.

If anyone knows me, they
know I'm willing to admit to
my mistakes. But when I do
something, I want to be the

best at it. I'm going to scratch -.

and claw my way up the lad-
der. People around me see
that." wey

Kim doesn't see the need
to explain what happened in
Las Vegas. If there was a les-
son that came out of that, it
was. understanding that it's
better to be the center of
attention inside the ropes
than under a neon sign.

"I feel obligated to my
sponsors to do a better job of
not even letting some of these
stories come out," he said. "I
don't want to be a player no
one can relate to. Sure, I've
made some mistakes. I know
that I was brought up well by
two very great people, peo-
ple that everyone respects.
I'm not the type of person to

(AP Photo)

stray off course. Maybe I did
for a minute, but I've realized
that I've got to have a game
plan — not for my next
round, but for my life."
Leave it to Kim to draw an
analogy. from George St.

’ Pierre, who said the Ultimate

Fighting Championship was
a lot like golf. He didn't get
the sense the UFC welter-.
weight knew much about golf,
but his words stuck with Kim.
"He said once you make
the golf swing and hit the
shot, you can't control it. You
have to do everything before
the shot to control the out-
come," Kim said. "I'm going
to do whatever I can to con-
trol what I can." .
That starts'‘this week at
Kapalua, and his hope is to

‘carry that through this year

and beyond to get his name
back in the conversation for
all the right reasons.

onting to

have surgery on

injured finger

By JOHN PYE
AP Sports Writer

SYDNEY (AP) — Aus-
tralia captain Ricky Ponting
will have surgery on his
injured finger Tuesday in a
bid to be fit for the World
Cup next month and to pro-
long his test career.

"Ricky had further x-rays .
. today on his fractured finger

which have shown that the
bone fragment has further dis-
placed and will not heal with-
out surgery," Cricket Aus-
tralia physiotherapist Alex
Kountouris said Monday. "He
is expected to miss the one-
day international series
against England and recover
in time for the 2011 ICC
Cricket World Cup on the
sub-continent."

Ponting hurt the finger
attempting a slips catch in
Australia's win over England
in the third Ashes test at
Perth last month.

He played the fourth test
in Melbourne, but didn't bat

_with comfort and was ruled

out of the fifth and last match.
England has a 2-1 series lead,
ensuring it will retain the Ash-
es.
The 36-year-old Ponting

wants to continue playing test
cricket for as long as possi-
ble, but his.immediate aim is
to be fit to lead Australia's
bid for a fourth consecutive
World Cup title in the 50-over
format.

The tournament will be
hosted in India, Sri Lanka and
Bangladesh starting next
month. :

"I want to keep playing,
I've made that pretty clear
not only this week but right
through the summer,"
Ponting said after being ruled
out of the fifth test. "I think
I've got a lot to offer as a
player and as the captain of
the Australian team and I
want to continue to do that.

"But with a World Cup
around the corner I want to
be the best player and leader
I can through that tourna-
ment. And I want to play Test
cricket post-World Cup as
well, so that's what's in the
future for me."

Michael Clarke is leading
the Australian team in the
absence of Ponting, who is
expected to be fit for Aus-
tralia's World Cup warmup
matches against India on Feb.
13 and South Africa on Feb.
15 in Bangalore, India.

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By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) — Javier
Hernandez and Nani set each
other up for goals as Man-

chester United beat Stoke 2-1
Tuesday night to take a three-
point lead in the Premier
League.

Hernandez put United
ahead in the 27th minute with

Kaka returns, Ronaldo

scores 2, Madrid wins

BARCELONA, Spdin (AP) — Kaka returned to
action for the first time since the World Cup, entering in
the 75th minute of Real Madrid's 3-2 win at Getafe on
Monday night in the Spanish league.

The 28-year-old midfielder, the 2007 FIFA player of
the year for AC Milan, had not played in a match since
July 2, when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World
Cup quarterfinals.

He left Real Madrid during its preseason tour in Cal-
ifornia following medical tests and had left knee surgery

-on August 5.

"There were moments during my recovery when I
didn’ t know if I would every play again," he said. "Now
that is over and I hope to get steady playing time so I can
continue recovering my form."

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, raising his season
total for Madrid to a league-leading 19 goals and 27 in
25 games in all competitions. He converted a penalty
kick in the 11th minute and scored Madrid's final goal
in the 57th.

Madrid finished a man short after Alvaro Arbeloa was
ejected in the 82nd for his second yellow card, given for
a hand ball:

Mesut Oezil gave Madrid a 2-0 lead in the 19th.

Daniel Parejo scored for Getafe in the 29th and Jorge
Angel Albin in the 84th.

"T did not like my team," Real coach Jose Mourinho
said. "Normally we are much more compact and con-

.centrated. My team has to defend better. That is its

identity."

Barcelona (15-1-1) leads with 46 points, two ahead of
Real Madrid (14-1-2).

' Elsewhere, third-place Villarreal defeated Almeria 2-
0 on goals by Jose Manuel Catala and Borja Valero.
American forward Jozy Altidore entered as an 83rd-
minute substitute for the Yellow Submarine. »

- Mallorca beat Hercules 3-0 for its first win in four

weeks, Atletico Madrid tied 0-0 with Racing Santander.

and Zaragoza defeated Real Sociedad 2-1.



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Man U beats Stoke,
takes 3-point lead

a back flick, his ninth goal of
the season. After Dean
Whitehead tied the score with
the header in the 50th —
Stoke's first goal at Old Traf-
ford since 1980 — Chicharito
fed Nani for the winner in the
62nd.

United (12-0-8) has 44
points, followed by Manches-
ter City (12-4-5), which plays

Wednesday at third-place .

Arsenal (12-5-3).
"Stoke are such a deter-
mined bunch of lads — they

don't make it easy for any-'

one, breaking them down,"
United manager Alex Fergu-

son said. "Thankfully Nani |

produced a fantastic goal ...
and from then we were sol-
id."

In Tuesday's other matches,
Birmingham and Fulham
climbed out of the relegation
zone with victories.

Fulham _ beat
Bromwich 3-0 as a pair of
Texas-born players — Clint

‘Dempsey and Brede Hange-

land — scored on headers off
corner kicks.

Dempsey's goal, his first
since Nov. 27, was his seventh
of the seasorrand sixth in the
Premier League.

Simon Davies put the Cot-
tagers ahead in first-half stop-
page time when his 30-yard
shot went through the raised

hands of goalkeeper Scott,

Carson. Dempsey scored in
the 56th and Hangeland, who
plays for Norway's national
team, in the 65th. Fellow
American Eddie Johnson
replaced Dempsey in the
87th.

Birmingham won a road
game for the first time this
season, 2-1 at Blackpool as

Alexander Hleb scored in the

24th and Scott Dann in the
89th around D.J. Campbell's

tying goal in the 68th.

West .



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GOAL GLORY: Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates
after scoring against Stoke in their English Premier League match at

Old Trafford Stadium Tuesday.

Fulham (4-7-10) climbed to
13th place with 22 points, and
Birmingham (4-6-10) is 15th.
one spot ahead of West Brom
(6-11-4).

(AP Photo)

Ancelotti says he’s lucky
to still be Chelsea manager

LONDON (AP) — Carlo
Ancelotti says he is lucky to





FIFA: No
lecision to move
2022 World Cup

to winter

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
(AP) — FIFA president
Sepp Blatter says the idea of
moving the 2022 World Cup
in. Qatar to the winter
months to avoid the desert
heat was not being actively
considered — but could be
discussed in future.

Qatar has promised that
stadiums, training venues
and other areas used in 2022
will be cooled, as summer
temperatures exceed 104
degrees. Among those to
have suggested a switch to
January is Mohamed bin
Hammam, a Qatari national
and FIFA executive com-
mittee member.

Blatter,.visiting Saudi
Arabia, told reporters Tues-
day that the idea of a switch
had been suggested and
could be discussed later.

Blatter also had talks with
Prince Sultan bin Fahd,
president of the Saudi
Youth Welfare and Sport,
about cooperation with Sau-
di Arabia.

still be Chelsea manager fol-
lowing the team's poor run.

The Premier League cham-
pions have taken just 10
points from their last 10
matches and slipped from top
to fifth in two months.

Ancelotti was quoted
telling British media that "I
am.a lucky man. I understand
that a lot of coaches are
sacked with results like
these."

But the former AC Milan
coach says that "when you go
to a restaurant, you have to
pay the bill when finish your
meal.”

“It's the same here. We
have to pay the bill at the end
of the season. At the end, the
club can judge me."

Ancelotti won the league
and FA Cup in May at the
end of his first season.


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Love grabs 24 rebounds,
Celtics still beat ‘Wolves

~ By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer .

BOSTON (AP) — Paul
Pierce.was content to set up
his teammates while passing
up his own shots. At halftime,
Celtics coach Doc Rivers took
him aside to remind him of
his role on the team.

"I forgot we had Rondo out »

there," Pierce said.

The Celtics captain scored
15 of his 23 points in the third
quarter to help Boston over-
come a double-digit deficit —
and another double-digit
rebounding performance by -
Kevin Love — and beat the
Minnesota Timberwolves 96-
93 on Monday night.

Pierce scored 11 straight
Boston points in the third
quarter to cut a 10-point
deficit in half, then added a
jumper to make it 73-70 head-
ing into the fourth. Rondo,

who missed seven games last .

month with a sprained ankle;
had 16 assists, and when the
Timberwolves played him to
pass he made a pair of key
baskets down the stretch.

"I thought Paul in the first
half tried way too hard to get
everybody involved," Rivets
said. "I told Paul, 'You don't
need to be the playmaker. We
need you to score.'"

Love had 24 rebounds and
12 points, but he airballed a
jumper with just over a
minute left and Minnesota
trailing by one.

The Timberwolves had the
ball out_of bounds and a

chance to-take the lead with: -

10.3 seconds left. But Luke
Ridnour, with a clear path to
the basket, was called for trav-
eling. (Ray Allen swatted the
shot away anyway):

"I knew. Ray had it. All the :

way," Rivers said wit
laugh. "Yeah, we put Ray
back there to protect the bas-
ket."

Michael Beasley, who
scored 19 and Minnesota's
last four baskets, compli-
mented Allen but didn't think
much of the traveling call.

"I'm not a referee," he said.

"That's how they decided to ~

By The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

— LeBron James scored 38
points, Dwyane Wade added

' 31 points and the Miami Heat .
’ dominated the second half to
beat the short-handed Char-

lotte Bobcats 96-82 on Mon- -

day night for their 11th
straight road win.

' Playing for the first time
against Paul, Silas, his first
- NBA coach in Cleveland,
James scored 26 of his points
in the second half and added
nine rebounds. Wade grabbed
11 boards in Miami's 18th win
~ in 19 games.

Stephen Jackson scored 22
points and D.J. Augustin
added 16 for the Bobcats,
who shot 38 percent from the
field with 15 turnovers.

Magic 110, Warriors 90
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —
Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points,

schedule -
Wednesday’ s Games
Toronto
‘at Cleveland, 7pm
- Chicago at :
New Jersey, 7pm
Milwaukee —
at Orlando, 7pm.
: “Washington
at Philadelphia, 7pm
San Antonio
at Boston, 7:30pm
Charlotte | eS
at Minnesota, 8pm
Golden State
_ at New Orleans, 8pm
Portland
at Houston, 8:30pm -
Atlanta at Utah, 9pm
Denver at L.A. Clippers,
10:30pm
L.A. Takers
at Phoenix, 10:30pm

Thursday’s Games _.
Oklahoma City

at Dallas, 8pm .

Denver

at Sacramento, 10:30pm

call the game."
After Nate Robinson made

“a pair of free throws, Min-

nesota had the ball.on the side
with 1.8 seconds left but
Beasley's desperation 3-point-
er at the buzzer bounced
harmlessly off the backboard.

The Timberwolves have

14 rebounds and 10 assists
and Dwight Howard added.
22 points and 17 rebounds for
Orlando.

Jason Richardson scored 20
points for the Magic, who had

‘66 points in the second half

after trailing 53-44 at halftime.

Monta Ellis led Golden
State with 20 points and
Dorell Wright added 17

_points..The Warriors played
without starting center David —
Lee, who bruised his back in a:

loss at Miami and is day. to
day.

The Magic, who were just 3
of 11 on 3-pointers in the first
half, was 12-of 21 on 3-point-
ers after the break.

Hornets 84, 76ers 77

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —
David West scored 17 points
and New Orleans held on to
beat Philadelphia.

Paul scored 15 points, using
a speedy left-to-right dribble
on a clutch driving layup off
the glass with just under. 20
seconds left to give the Hor-

nets an 82-77 lead: Emeka |

Okafor had 13 points and for-
mer Sixer Willie Green added
11 for New Orleans, which
saw a lead as large as 13 in
the fourth quarter trimmed to
three, at 78-75, on Elton
Brand's layup with 3:09 to go.

Brand led Philadelphia with
14 points and 10 rebounds,

points and Jrue Holiday and
Marreese Speights each had
12 points.

Nuggets 113, Rockets 106

DENVER (AP) — Carme-
lo Anthony scored 33 points
and the Nuggets pulled ahead
late in the fourth quarter to
beat Houston for their fourth
consecutive win.

“ Anthony had 11 rebounds

and made 13 of 14 free throws
to help the Nuggets fend off
the Rockets with his eighth
game of 30 or more points this
season.

Nene added 16 points and
11 rebounds and Arron A ffla-
lo scored 15 points for Den-



now lost two of three games
since ‘a two-game winning
streak that matched their
longest of the season. They
are 2-18 on the road, but 11 of
their last 14 road losses have
been by 10 points or less.
"It's really frustrating,"

Love said. "It's tough losing

ith a BOY: aren apie Shaquille
’Neal dunks against the Minnesota
Timberwolves in the second quarter
of Monday’s game game in Boston

on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

‘games in the manner that we
-have. We show that we can

play with everybody. It's just

“not being able to close out the

games. '

Allen scored 20 points and
Glen "Big Baby" Davis had
17 for the Celtics, who haven't
lost to the Timberwolves since

(AP Photo)



getting Kevin Garnett from
them in the summer of 2007.

‘Garnett missed his third
- straight game with a right calf

injury.

_ Martell Webster scored 15
points, Darko Milicic had 14
and Ridnour scored 13 for the
Timberwolves. Love had his





IN THE PAINT: Heat’s Dwyane Wade, center, drives past Bobcats’
Kwame Brown, left, Shaun Livingston, second from right, and Boris

Monday.

ver.
Houston was led by Luis

Scola with 24 points. Kyle »

Lowry had 21 points and
Brad Miller had 11 rebounds
and 10 points. The Rockets
took 30 shots: from 3-point
range, one fewer than their
season high, and made 13,
topped by four for Lowry.

. Jazz 102, Pistons 97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— Deron Williams scored 22
points, including a pair of late
free throws, as the Jazz beat
the Pistons for the 11th

while Andres NoGGai had 12... Diaw, right, in the second half of the Heat’s 96-82 win in Charlotte, N.C.,

(AP Phoio)

straight time.

.Raja Bell hit a 3-pointer
and sank two free throws to
give the Jazz a 100-97 lead
with 17.9 seconds left.

Tracy McGrady, starting in
place of Rodney Stuckey,
missed a 3-pointer and Al Jef-
ferson grabbed the rebound
to seal the victory.

_Tayshaun Prince led
Detroit with 26 points on 11-
of-19 shooting and McGrady
came within one rebound of a
triple double. He had 11
points, 11 assists and nine
rebounds.

REN ert

By The Associated Press —



All Times EST |

d-Miami e627
d-Chicago 22
Orlando 22
Atlanta 22
New York “49
Indiana ' 14
Milwaukee : 13
Philadelphia - 13
Charlotte . 5 11
Toronto 11
Detroit 11
New Jersey 9
Washington 8
Cleveland ~ 8
WESTERN CONFERENCE
: WwW
d-San Antonio 29
Dallas 25
d-Utah 24
d-L.A. Lakers 23
Oklahoma City. - 23...
Denver 20
New Orleans 21
Portland 18
Houston 16
Memphis ; 15
Phoenix 14
Golden State 13
L.A. Clippers 10
Minnesota 9
Sacramento 7

d-division leader

EASTERN CONFERENCE

d-Boston: we | 26

Butler will
likely miss
rest of
season

DALLAS (AP) — Maver-
icks forward Caron Butler has
undergone surgery to repair
a torn tendon in his right knee
and will likely miss the rest
of the season.

His absence will be quite a
blow for Dallas, which was
second in the Western Con-
ference at 25-8 going into a
game against Portland on.
Tuesday night.

Butler was Dallas’ third-
leading scorer, averaging 14
points and 41 rebounds in
almost 30 minutes per game.
He was an inside-out force
the Mavs relied on to draw
defenses from leading scorer

- Dirk Nowitzki.

, It could be a costly injury
for Butler because he will
become a free agent this sum-
mer.

21st consecutive game with at
least 10 rebounds and his sixth
this season with more than 20.
"He's tenacious," Rivers
said. "It was a Love-fest."
Pierce hit a: 3-pointer with
3:34 left in the left game to
cut the deficit to 85-83 and
then, after Beasley made a
turnaround jumper, Pierce
found Allen in the corner for

_ a 3-pointer to make it a one-

point game. Shaquille O'Neal
scored from underneath to
give Boston its first lead since

‘ the first half.

Rondo laid in just his sec-

ond basket of the game to

make it 90-89 with 1:35 to

play, then Love tried a 3-

pointer that brushed the out-
side of the net as it came
down. Davis, fouled on the

‘fast break, hit both free

throws with 73 seconds left to '
give Boston a 92-89 lead —

Its biggest since, Allen, hit.a ..
. game-opening Be pointer...
~ Beasley made another

»» jumper, Rondo answered, and -

Beasley scored again before
Rondo missed and Love
grabbed his 24th rebound of
the game...

‘Beasley found Ridnour
breaking for the basket down
the lane, but he took too —
many steps before. his shot
was swatted out of bounds by
Allen.









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Colts riding high after
4-game playoff push

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim
Caldwell changed his script Mon-
day.

Rather than giving the usual per-
spective on Indianapolis' next oppo-
nent, the soft-spoken Colts coach
actually took a few moments to
reflect on Indy's latest achievement
— making the playoffs for an NFL
record-tying ninth straight year.

And why not, given the obstacle
course Indy had to endure this sea-
son?

"It shows, obviously, the great
commitment and resolve our men
' had in some adverse situations,"
Caldwell-said, one day after the

Colts clinched their seventh AFC:

South title in eight years.

Some? Try an entire season's

worth of chaos.

Injuries left 17 players, ranging |

from All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark
to 2007 NFL defensive player of the
year Bob Sanders, on injured
reserve. The running game struggled
through the first three months and
the run defense couldn't get any-
body stopped until four weeks ago.
Even Mr. Consistency, Peyton Man-
~ ning, endured the worst slump of his
13-year pro career.
Or.at least that was the percep-
tion.

So after losing back-to-back home -

games to San Diego and Dallas,
leaving the Colts at 6-6, there was



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the Titans 23-20 in Sunday. s game in Indianapolis.

Bowl losers' hex. That's when Cald-.

well got his guys together and issued
a simple challenge: Just win out.

'"We never doubted ourselves," *
safety Antoine Bethea said. "Coach:
Caldwell showed us the standings

and said, 'If we win the rest of our
games, it's in our hands and we will
be in the playoffs.'"

The players made sure of it.

But for a team that has turned

seemingly no way out of the Super

Long trip, short Geek among Saints’ challenges

By BRETT MARTEL
AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE; La. (AP) —
A short week and a long flight
are only the beginning of the
challenges Sean Payton sees

as. New Orleans prepares to .

begin the playoffs in Seattle.

The defending champion
Saints’ road back to the Super
Bow! will be longer and hard-
er than a season ago, when
New Orleans opened with a
bye before playing the second
’ round and NFC title game
before friendly crowds in the
Louisiana Superdome.

This time there's not only
no week off, but the Saints
must fly across two times
zones to play on Saturday
afternoon. The game is out-
doors in January in the Pacif-
ic Northwest in front of a hos-
tile crowd in one of the loud-
est stadiums ir the NFL.

"It is different from a time. -

standpoint," Payton said
Monday. "When you play a
Saturday game, there's a
quick turnaround, but that
being said, we're looking for-
ward to the challenge.

"We know it's going to be a
tough. place to play," Payton
added. "The crowd noise is
as loud as it is in the league
for an outdoor venue. We'll
need to have a good week of
preparation, weather includ-
ed."

Payton said the Saints may

flyout Thursday night to give
them a chance to get used to
the time change and perhaps
the conditions. New Orleans
might practice at the Sea-
hawks' Qwest Field on Fri-
day, Payton said.

The Saints (11-5) are

favored by more than a

touchdown over the Sea-
hawks (7-9). Back on Novem-

‘ber 21, Seattle lost 34-19 in
New Orleans en route to
becoming the first team with a
losing record to Win a divi-
sion title:

Although the Saints won by
double digits when these
teams last met and Drew
Brees had little trouble mov-
ing the ball, there were rea-
sons to be concerned about a
rematch at Qwest Field.

In beating St Louis 16-6 to
take the NFC West on Sun-
day night, the Seahawks
sacked Rams quarterback
Sam Bradford three times and

were credited with a total-of .

six quarterback hits. They
also intercepted Bradford
ence and held star running
back Steven Jackson to a sea-
son-low 45 yards rushing.
"They played well (Sun-

_ good job of getting to the ball

they had in recent weeks.

_ interception.

_ quarterback who threw for
_ more yards against them than

er Marques Colston (right

day) night and really did a

defensively," Payton said.
"They played real good team
defense and I think they ran
the ball better yesterday than

Those were two things that
stood’ out in the game last
night."

The Seahawks rushed for
141 ‘yards as a team against
St Louis, led by Marshawn
Lynch's 75 yards. Seattle's
productivity on the ground
took pressure off quarterback ©
Charlie Whitehurst, who was
solid in throwing for 192 yards
and a score while avoiding an

Yet the Saints do not even
know which quarterback they
will face. Regular starter Matt -
Hasselbeck, whose hip injury
limited him to a backup role
in the season finale, did not
play against the Rams but
could return to action this
weekend.

"I can assume that maybe
we have to prepare for both
of them," Saints cornerback
Tracy Porter said.

If Hasselbec!: returns, the
Saints will have to face the

anyone this season. Hassel-
beck passed for 366 yards in
the Louisiana Superdome, an
unusually large total for a
Saints defense. that ranked
fourth in the NFL against the
pass during the regular sea-
son, allowing about 193.9
yards per game.

_ Meanwhile, there's uncer-
tainty about the Saints' ros-
ter. Several key players were
inactive for Sunday's 23-13
loss to Tampa Bay because
of injuries, including receiv-

knee), running back Pierre
Thomas (left ankle) and tight
end Jeremy Shockey (groin).
Then, during the game, tight
end Jimmy Graham (left
ankle), running back Chris
Ivory (left foot) and free safe-
ty Malcolm Jenkins (right
knee) all left with injuries.

Payton, who in the past has
said he prefers to keep injury
updates to a minimum to
avoid giving up a competitive
advantage, showed no inten-
tion of changing that stance
now.

"Again, I won't have any-
thing to say in regards to any
of these players right now
regarding injuries," Payton
began. "I was optimistic today
with the news in general and
we'll get them up to speed
and get them healthy as quick
as possibler®

Steelers si Browns nd



Bengals at Ravens

Bears at Packers



(AP Phota)

January games into a regular rou-
tine, this was a aicrent kind of sea-
son.

Instead of sting players down
the stretch to get healthy, Indy (10-
6) charged full bore through the sea-
son's final month and wound up fix-

ing their most glaring holes — run-

ning the ball and stopping the run.
They've suddenly strung togeth-

er three straight.100-yard rushing



Dolphins at Patriots ¢

Panthers at Falcons gS = The end of the defn » Fox era a wil be

games and held their last four oppo-
nents to fewer than 80 yards per
game On the ground. It's a combina-
tion they'll need again in Saturday

night's showdown against the run-_

first Jets.

If the Colts continue playing this
way, well, they could pull off as big a
surprise as they did in the 2006 sea-
son when they won the Super Bowl.

"Check us out, that's all I can say,"
Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne
said after Sunday's 23-20 victory
over Tennessee. "It was tough on us
early in the year, but we found a
way to prevail and move forward
and now we're going to the play-
offs."

The bigger question may be how
much did his grinding season take
out of the Colts?

Not as much as people might
think.

Because of the injuries, the Colts
are a more experienced team. and
have found some extra depth, while
keeping some key players ftesh.

Starting running back Joseph

‘Addai missed eight straight games

before returning Dec. 26 and now
appears to be healthy. Backup
Dominic Rhodes re-signed with the
Colts three weeks ago and has pro-
vided a spark in the ground game.
-Wayne and Jacob Tamme have con-
tinued to excel as Manning's top tar-
gets, and Pierre Garcon has taken
on a larger role in the offense the
past several weeks, though he
dropped a handful of passes in Sun-
day's victory.

Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a victory in Cleveland

hawk w 2 The victor takes the NF Worst uh, ‘West title



celebration ume in the eo ATL

Caldwell also could get two defen-
sive starters back Saturday.

Linebacker Clint Session hasn't
played since Nov. 1 when he dislo-
cated his right elbow, and Hayden
has missed the last five games with a
neck injury.

Getting both back, which the Colts
had hoped for last weekend, the
Colts defense could be even stronger
than it was during the four-game
winning streak.

"If you ask me if a little momen-
tum going in is helpful, I would say
yes," Caldwell said. "Our situation
was that we had to win. Without that
momentum we probably: wouldn't
be standing where we are." But this
isn't where the Colts expect it'to
end, either.

Over the last decade, success and
failure in Indianapolis has largely

_ been dictated by Super Bowl appear-

ances — not playoff berths. And
that's not likely to change now,

_ regardless of Indy's impressive push

to get back into the playoffs.

"We were at a point where we
were 6-6 and the great thing about it
was that we controlled our own des-
tiny, and they got it-done," Caldwell
said. "All in all, I'm very proud of
what these guys accomplished. It
wasn't easy.

"This is the playoffs. This is what
you work for and this is the begin-
ning of the second season," Caild-
well added.

"Now, everything kicks up a notch

or two. Our guys' focus has to step
‘up a notch or two."



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itmeans (10)
6 Chilly sort of cake? (4)
10 Bad organisation in cinema
fiasco (5).
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one’s best suit (4,5)
False story about the
- ringleader produces bad
feeling (8)
Clean break or cut (5)
It ends a flight in two
ways (7)
“17 To snub a girl may be
* wounding (7)
19 Looks for key
weapons (7)
Italian dish Rex is to
turn to (7)
Take advantage
of a sailor needing
employment (5)
‘Compellingly kind (8)
Imperturbable admission
of inertia (9)
The cream of the
Carmelites. (5)
29 Biting a pastry (4)
30, Contracts producing mere
confusion in agents (10)

12

13
15

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Offending, 9 Peg, 10 Tale, 12

- Impaired, 14 Immure, 15 Floats, 17
Cul-de-sac, 18 Team, 21 Nag, 22 In
the swim, 24 Extol, 25 Nomadic.

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Enigma, 5 Signally, 6 Upper case, 7
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container (5)
It causes rough weather
and loss of trade (10)
Let heats decide those
who run (8)
Copywriter? (10)
What's more, it’s a sincere
conversion (8)
Command rigidly obeyed
on the parade ground (9)
One covered by unusually
strong stocking (7)
Free of duty (7)
Such a cut may be seen
in a ring (5)
It won’t throw much light on
the subject (5)
Like things to eat (4)

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Across: 1 Central, F Crisp, 8
Outspoken, 9 Tip, 10 Kiwi, 12
Innately, 14 Casual, 15 Poland,
17 Recently, 18 Snap, 21 Era, 22
Abominate, 24 Token, 25
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11 Receptacle for 4 Broad-minded (7)
voting papers (6,3) 5 Conspicuous (7)
12 Keep alive (8) 7. Precincts (5)
13 Piece of ground (5) 8 Abnormal
15 Involve‘in perceptive
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29 Sudden rush (4) instructor (7)
30 The developing ‘23 An assumed,
countries (5,5) name (5)
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Assume you’re in four spades
and West leads the jack of diamonds,

‘which wins, and then the ten of dia-

monds, on which East plays the king.
How would you play the hand?
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play, so let’s say that you ruff the dia-
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sure to go down at least one whatever
you do.

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think to yourself — after all, a 5-1
division occurs only 15 percent of
the time. But, to be altogether fair
about it, you should nevertheless
assume a full portion of the blame.
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plicated way to make the contract,
and it was virtually certain to suc-
ceed. Instead of ruffing the diamond
lead at trick two, it would have been
wiser to discard a heart, which 1s a
loser in any case.

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trick three, you'd once more discard
a heart in order to guard against a
possible 5-1 trump division. True, -

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ordinarily expect, but it costs you
nothing to try to protect against it. It
can’t be right to run even a small risk
when the risk can be avoided alto-
gether.

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of play — which means deliberately
conceding the first three tricks to the ..
opponents — you raise your chances *
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percent.

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Top-seeded | Djokovic leads Serbs past | Federer hits through-

| : the-legs winner
eve op Aussies at Hopman Cup

“a x DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Roger Federer added to his
routs Gil in
By ALEXANDRA WILLIS

repertoire of through-the-legs winners on his’way to
beating Dutch qualifier Thomas Schoorel 7-6 (3), 6-3

Ist round Associated Press
CHENNAI, India (AP) —

at the Qatar Open in his first official match of the
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych

season.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal also advanced, beating
cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win
Tuesday over Frederico Gil

Karol Beck 6-3, 6-0.
After a sluggish first set, the No. 2-ranked Swiss hit
his-stride in the second. Leading 5-2 and faced with a
ball that changed direction after clipping the top of the
net, Peaies flicked it through his legs for a clean win-
of Portugal to move into the ner int nee he Best shots'a
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onerne of the Chen- me going to look back on and smile, of course," Federer
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win only the sixth game of
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Berdych will meet Ivan
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round.










PERTH, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic
defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday to
help Serbia remain unbeaten at the Hopman .
Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia.

Ana Ivanovic stopped Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-0 to
win the first point for Serbia despite appearing
to hyperextend her left knee in the second set.
Djokovic and Ivanovic later combined to win

the doubles against Hewitt and Molik 6-7 (5), 6-

4 (10-6 tiebreaker).

Serbia can reach the final Saturday with a :
win Thursday over Belgium, which eliminated "I played great, especially the beginning of the
, Kazakhstan 3-0. Seven-time Grand Slam winner second I was playing some of the best tennis

Justine Henin downed Sesil Karatantcheva of I've played in this year and a half," Djokovic

_ Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3. said. "We players have great respect for him
Henin, who is returning from an elbow injury (Hewitt) because he's a big fighter, he keeps
sustained at Wimbledon, made her first appear: on coming back. He's won everything — Grand —















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Federer sealed the win in the next game.

Federer successfully pulled off the shot — also
known as a "tweener" — at the previous two U
Opens, at last year's Shanghai Masters and at the 2007
Dubai Open.
















Third-seeded Stanislas - ance at the Hopman Cup. Slam, world No. 1, Davis Cup — and he wants In the second round, Federer plays Swiss compatri-
Wawrinka detested Tadian "I wait 28 years to come here, but maybe I'll | more, so you have to respect that." _ ot Marco Chiudinelli, who beat Reda El Amrani 3- 6,
wildcard Rohan Bopanna 6- come back next year, who knows," she said. "I Ivanovic felt OK after overextending her left 7: 6 (3), 6-3. : :

46-4. love to play in Australia, they have a sports cul-. knee midway through a point while leading I hope to do well here, said Federer, who won

Fourth-seeded Richard ture, it's just great." Molik by a set and 3-0. Ivanovic manaesd to fin- the tournament in 2005 and 2006.

Gasquet of France stopped Djokovic, who has won his last four matches _ ish off the set 6-0. * "I know (Rafael) Nadal i is here and that makes this _
qualifier Edouard Roger- against Hewitt on the ATP Tour, saved four "I was a little bit scared because in that one event very interesting." —
Vasselin 6-1;,.6-3, and sev- break points at 2-2. and won four games to take _ split step that I made I went a little bit low and Nadal led 3-0 in the first set, and broke Beck all
enth-seeded Xavier Malisse-.--}-- the first'set. I felt a’sharp pain in my knee," Ivanovic said. three times in the second.




"I try to do better every day and be consistent,"
said Nadal, who won the French Open, Wimbledon
and the US Open last year. "I wanted to do that. It is

Cheered by a pocket of noisy Serbian sup- "So I thought I better check with the doctors
porters, the third-ranked Djokovic broke Hewitt and see what they think. I'm going to go see
in the second game, only for the Australian to, them afterwards. But it feels fine.

of Belgium beat Marsel
Ilhan of Turkey 6-3, 6-1.
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Chardy lost 6-3, 6-2 to Blaz break straight back. The next games went with ."We had some really tough points and good important to do that to keep my (top) ranking. i
Kavcic in the only upset of serve until Hewitt double-faulted twice at 5-4to rallies. I think it was high-class tennis consider- Nadal, who is seeking his first trophy in Doha, will
the day. hand Djokovic the win. { ing it's just the beginning of the year. . face either Lukas Lacko of povelis and Pere Riba of




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Most vehicles carry a warranty
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Tel.: 323-2640


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BBF #568
1998 CHEVY BLAZER BBF #333 “ : 2000 MONTE CARLO, ,
white interior oar EE aMaon, sound system 4 door, red exterior, asking $3500 O.N.O ALSO ee Re are ie fed i eee har! i te He ave we oof, Be aa
AIC, Cold Clean title, 22” rims, Custom grill and| | 1991 Mercedes 190 E-series, silver ext., good Se eean utes a aero aoa (7 months old), in excellent condition:
"""" “head lights. Priced for quick sale for parts, asking $800 O.N.O See Thee Cunt eens oe ts
*Asting $7000 Peale, ph# 449-9944 : windows and poke, Geen neweiout, asking just bab race aroma 2nd
PH# 426-3520 (leave message) ask for Cindy ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987 willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093














BBF #295
2010 HONDA ACCORD SE S

Silver exterior, Black leather interior, Clean BBF #328 a
ae 2003 HONDA ACCORD,

title, 1,500 miles, serious inquires only , Also clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,













BBF #357 aprsces
2007 HONDA ACCORD, . BBF #570 3
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID :

(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start, 1998 DODGE RAM 3500 VAN,







2002 Chevy Trail Blazer, Black exterior, Be OO alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22” - Runs Great, A/C, 13 Seats, Great For Taxi
ph#376-8600 / 324-6356 4 doors, clean, leather interior, sunroof, BINS SERIE 815,800: ONO $5500.00 OBO

ph# 429-2163 :

asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230 PH# 376-8476

BBF #300 BF #562 BF #590

2000 TOYOTA DT Tae (is 300 LEXUS), 1998 FORD EXPLORER,
silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in] 4dr, A/C, CD PI , good dition, ONO
f and out, asking $13000 O.N. : if : AY OR GOOd COMMON:
license until Oct 2011 $2,000
ph# 427-0289/455-0289 : ; - ph# 448-7521

2007 GRAND CHEROKEE ‘ :
excellent condition, must see to appreciate, 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA,
Bank financing assistance available, asking . clean in and out, low miles, CD Changer,

$19,500 ONO, Keyless entry, keyless start, very nice car, for
ph# 426-4565 $13,500 ph# 455-1184










BBF #307 Ree : : r
BBF #331 2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE, .
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,

1994 CHEVY CAPRICE .
2002 FORD EXPLORER, cold, A/C, automatic transmission power 1999 CHEVY MALIBU,

DVD & CD Player; A/C, 20” RIMS, Leather





; clean title, good condition, grey leather interior, | | windows and locks just landed from US custom oe in ang out Mud joadan): comes ee
|. .interior, clean title, good condition, mak i ing i factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate |. | . , Sound system, Player, Sunroot,
eke 9 c reid aoe pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is % F $12 500 Pe - Jrims, body kit, clean title, good condition, asking
offer, phi 544-0737 / 325-9117 i ph# 376-7617 456-7591/394-3203 $6800 ph# 448-7808

RIB #255







1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
Blue exterior, black interior, vehicle in good
condition, runs great, cool a/c, $3,500 O>B.O
Phone: 341-2284 0 r465-6187

BBF #611.



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1999 NISSAN SENTRA,
cold A/C, fresh paint/sky blue, security system,
club, right hand drive, pwr. windows, CD player,
security system, asking $2800 1998 Ford
Contour gold exterior asking 1600ph# 341-7226
/ 557-2011 / 544-2187









BBF #603 e
; 2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
2003 HONDA ACCORD, blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
fully loaded, sunroof, leather seats, CD player, sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory
running in good condition, Just in from US, black| . Jinstalled DVD player, power locks and windows,
charcoal ph#426-2163/393-4104 asking $12000 ph# 466-8036








BBF #592






BBF #593
1998 HYUNDAI ACCENT,
CD player, A/C, asking 2000 price negotiable
- ph#433-8373

BBF #596
2 1999 LANCER,
‘A/C, CD player,.good condition, asking
$3000 ONO ph#423-9723,
ALSO 1996 HONDA LEGEND ~
A/C, CD player, good condition,
. ph# 376-9730 asking $4000 ONO

BBF #597 : 5
FRESH IN FROM STATES,
2005 HONDA ACCORD LX SPECIAL
EDITION
Comes with wood grain custom Rims (Velocity),
chromed.everything and HID Halo projector
lights asking 15,000 O.N.O. Contact:477-
' 2322/466-2322(gvalentinemiler)
_ milladun @ hotmail.com

|BBF #601

2008 HONDA RIDGELINE,
Clean title, blue ext, Grey Ctoth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO ,
ph# 341-2338 / 434.0882

RIB #275
2008 HONDA ACCORD :

White exterior with tan Interior .629,000.00 obo white &
chrome 22” rims, sound system, full chrome kit; Hid
lights in head & fogs, 21K miles, Just serviced, in
immaculate condition, stock original honda rims with
car. A clean xmas ride.361-1310,425-6384, 445-6561

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BBF #606

2000 TOYOTA BB(04 SCION XB),

black exterior, black interior,1.5 liter 4 cyl,
Greddy turbo kit, intercooler, and computer,
TRD full suspension, Blitz intake & full exhaust,
Oil cooler, Transmission cooler, 5 pc.
lip kit,/carbon fiber spoiler,16” rim,
$8,500.00 .
, 4546553/324-7827

BBF #607
; 2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765

BBF #609

2000 HONDA ACCORD,
Pioneer CD player, AC, Sound System, fully
loaded, license until April 2011 ,
~ asking $5,200 OBO, ph# 558-8351

0
2004 ACURA 3.5 RL
‘Fully loaded, leather interior, navigation system,
A/C, Automatic, recently serviced, asking $8500
serious inquiries only
ph# 432-1805 / 445-3566

1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4 door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453



BBF #612
MUSTANG BOSS 5.0,
pwr windows, A/C, stick shift, excellent
condition, supped up engine, nitro. (the works)
runs very. well, asking $6500
ph# 394-1942

RIB #011 j
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int é
Automatic, power windows/locks/am/fm radio,
CD player, extra clean, asking $13,500 ono.
Serious inquiries only!
Tel 341-8221, 457-1303, 361-6758.



RIB #246
1998 FORD EXPLORER
Maroone exterior - ;
Price $5,500.00
4 door
Cell 465-2106



RIB #253
- 2005 HONDA ACCORD"
Silverv exterior, leather interior
-$13,500.00 _ nae
Excellnt condition.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668
or 394-8515

RIB #

2007 HONDA. ACCORD ’
White exterior with tan/leather interior.
’ $16,500.00
Good condition, leather, 4 door, ex, sunroof,
Financing for salary deduction hotel,
government workers.
2006 HONDA CIVIC
4 door. $15,000.00
Call 395-0252 cell 431-7741




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RIB #256
1999 NISSAN SENTRA
Cold AC/CD player. Just in from Miami
: $3,800.00
2003 CHEVY CAVALIER
Cold AC, CD player, just in from miami
$5,500.00. Cell 429-5559’

RIB #257 : -
2001 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior, cold a/c, cd player.
Just in from Miami $6,800.
Also 1995 HONDA ACCORD,
stick shift $4,500
Phone: 429-5559

1996 FORD EXPLORER
Red exterior, beig interior, in good condition,
$1,000. Phone: 429-3014 or 324-8415

1999 HONDA PRELUDE
$4900 OBO: Great running condition, auto,
tiptronic, dohl vtech, red exterior black leather
interior,a/c, 4 wheel steering, 8" t.v with solid
sound system, glass sunroof with newly tinted
windows, rhd.drive,low.miles, regularly serviced,
fast yet great on gas, licensed to august
2011.376-9126

RIB #371 vas
1997. MERCEDES E320
Black exterior with black interior, car phone,

| power and memory seats, mirrors and steering

wheel. Service by dealer.
$9,300.00 :
Call 432-4167 or 361-6228(evening)


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RIB #278
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior with tan interior. $27,500.00 ono
Fully loaded, xm radio, 6 disc CD changer.
One owner, just in from states, clean title, S/R,
low mileage. 2
1999 HONDA ACCORD. $5,500.00
Call 364-3691, 557-1205

: 2008
HONDA 650 XRL TRAIL MOTOR BIKE Red &
white. $6,500.00
Like new, chrome down with accessories
1999 HONDA ACCORD $5,500.00
Tel 364-3691, 557-1205.

2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
; 00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434

RIB #401 5
1998 HONDA ACCORD JDM CL1 SIR

White exterior , black interior. 4 door, automatic,
low miles, cd player, a/c, powered windows and

doors, fog lights, HID lights, 17” performance

wheels, 5-matic transmission. Perfect running

condition. Serious inquiries only, $7,000.00.

Phone 432-0759

RIB #281
2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
$9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.

RIB #290
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00 ©
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260

PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145

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RIB #308 .
2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Fully loaded, v6,
22” rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof, must go.

$13,000.
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899

RIB #416
2000 VW BEETLE,
standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.

‘HONDA ACCORD
4 door champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789

FOR SALE
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
$16,000.00 obo
Champagne exterior with leather interior. 54,000 miles
Excellent condition, seats 6, dual AC, CD player,
radio, power windows & seats.
Contact 327-0877 after 3pm or 436-8859 or 467-9709

RIB #325
2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949

1997 HONDA PRELUDE
Burgundy exterior, black interior. Right hand
drive, triptronic, immaculate condition inside &
out, fully body kit, factory rims, leather seats and
remote start, running good, Ac dead cold.
$5,500.00
Call 425-4608

RIB #429 .
2008 HONDA CIVIC
Navy blue exterior with grey interior
$18,500.00
Power lock, power windows, AC, CD player,
good running condition, 4 door.
Cell 429-0093 or 676-7079

RIB #366
2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
Silver exterior with grey interior, 42,000 miles,
4 new tires, just seviced, looks and drives good.
$17,500.00
Cell 376-7201

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RIB #372
1997 MECEDES BENZ C230 KOMPRESSOR
Navy blue exterior with black/leather interior
$7,900.00
Very good condition, AMG option, 5 speed, stick
shift. all service records, pionner stereo system
w/12 disc CD changer.
Call 919-887-4041 cell 424-6859

RIB #386
2006 HONDA ACCORD Ex,
all white everything, 5pd, 20inch chrome rims,
grey interior, hid headlights and hid fog lights,
sound system, cold a/c, mint condition. $13000
ono, also 2 sets of 22inch rims and tires
$1500ono. call 4559950

#388
~ 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE
Black exteror with beige interior
6,000.0 ono .

26” star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom gril, clean must see.
power everything.

Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686

2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE
Beige exterior with beige interior. $9,000.00 .
22” rims, AC, leather interior and good condition
Also 99 DODGE DURANGO JEEP
3 row leather seats. $5,000.00
Call 242-427-2140 for more info. Ask for Tony

RIB #400
2009 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN
$18,000. 4DR, Automatic, White ext., Tan int.,
16k Miles, XM Ready CD Player, A/C, Factory
: Alarm, Brand new tires.
Call: 433-4377 or 432-0759






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2007 HONDA ACCORD
Pearl white exterior with black interior, 4 door,
4 cylinder, good condition pink HID lights,
fog lights, AC. & 22” rims.
Call 356-2492 or 325-4120

RIB #404
2004 HONDA ACCORD
Green exterior with black interior. 2 door,
p/w, auto clean interior, custom sound system,
20 inch rims. Asking $12,000.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 465-9329

RIB #414
2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00
2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268

TRIB #527

2003 FORD TAURUS
- Grey exterior, light grey/leather interior
" $6,8000.00
Fully loaded, luxury; limited edition w/sunroof,
in excellent conndition. Must sell by x-mas
will negotiable. Call 676-3864 or 376-3837 -

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2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
Exterior Color: Wine/Dark Red
Interior Color: Grey Leather
Excellent condition-
Asking $8500 ONO.

Call 456-9097

‘RIB #417A
: 2005 FORD FOCUS
sedan Exterior Color: Beige Interior Color:
Tan Engine: 4 Cylinder
Excellent Condition
Asking $7500 ONO
Call 456-9097

RIB #4
? 2000 BMW 528!
Silver exterior with black/ leather interior
Sport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,

standard shift, good condition, well maintained.

Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6298 cell 467-9346

FOR SALE
2006-BACKHOE CAT 430E
$89,000.00 (DUTY PAID)
1400 Hrs like new, Ac deluxe cab, Hi
ambient cooling, extended hoe, 4 in 1
loader bucket, joystick controls,

4 wheel drive
V-line strata coral rock buckets 20”
and 12”, 1- heavy duty 36” bucket.

. For more info call.
Rich 366-2210 cell 475-1604

RIB #542; ES i
~: 1998 MAZDA MILLENIA V6
‘Blue exterior with grey interior
y i i $4,500.00
Very good condition, power mirrors, windows,
. drivér seat, AC_works great.
| Expat leaving Island
: : Call 376-7470

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TRIB #553

RIB #438 ; y
2008 MITSUBISHI ECLISPE
Grey exterior with black interior, keyless entry,
alarm, AC, CD player, alloy rims, fog lights,
very clean, like new. License until July
Asking $17,000, 2.4 cylinder engine,
great on gas.
422-2772 or 432-2772,394-8847

RIB #440
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
: $17,000.00 A
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather’
interior, custom grill, 22” rims.
Cell 552-6741

RIB #450 :
: 2005 VOLVO XC-90
w/DVD Player & 2 Headsets, CD, Seats 8,
Leather Seats, Low mileage $24,999
Call 393-6286 (D) 324-7557 (E)

RIB #507A : Re
: . 1999 FORD MUSTANG GT z
White exterior with grey/leather interior ,v8;
"standard shift, flow masters exhaust.
$5,500.00
Call 376-5738

2008 NISSAN ALMERA
Burgundy exterior with black interior
Must sell!! clean as new,.4 door, automatic,
power windows, locks, air conditioed
Serious inquiries only. $10,500.00 ono
Call 341-8221 or 457-1303 or 361-6758



2008 HONDA ACCORD

Black exterior, leather seats. Car can be viewed

at East Bay St. Financing and insurance
available $8,500.00. Also
2004 HONDA ACCORD RIMS. $4,500.00
Cell 429-2251

RIB #514 j
2007 CHEVY TAHOE |
Gold exterior with black interior, 34,000 miles,
good condition, sound system, NMC serviced,
custom wheels, clean title, never damaged.
$30,000.00
Call 364-7087 cell 359-0777

RIB #515 f Bey:

2004 NISSAN INFINTI G35 COUPE
Royal blue exterior, black interior, excellent
condition, never driven in Nassau, fully loaded,
banking facilitation available.

; _ Contact Giovanni-
341-2734/376-5573/341/2451

TRIB #518

2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
White(pink gloss from sun) exterior with black
interior, new paint job, cool AC and running in

good condition. Asking $7,500.00 ono

Call 326-3440 or 565-0050



RIB #564 *
1998 ALTIMA.

.. White exterior with tan interior.
$4,700.00 ono AC, factory rims, CD player,
clean in and out, runs very well.

‘Just in from US.
| Cell 466-9721 or 364-8046
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RIB #531
2003 FORD EXPEDITION -EDDIE BAUER
White trim with tan, low mileage,tan leather
interior, 3 row seat, 6 CD changer, DVD player,
22” chrome rims, in excellent condition, 4
original customize rims, AC. $11,000.00
Call 324-8712 or 448-1373 cell

1998 MITSUBISHI LANCER
White exterior, grey interior, $2,500.00 ono Very
good condition, ice cold AC, power locks and
windows, flat screen DVD player, tinted, just
serviced. Nice hoilday deal, ready to ge, Cell
445-2801

RIB #576
2009 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior
2010 HONDA ACCORD; EX
Green exterior, fully loaded!! must see!!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308

1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
Black exterior with tan/leather interior
$4,300.00 ono. Excellent condition, interior detailed for
sale. Christmas Special!
2002 MERCEDES A-160 $1500.00
Needs engine work.
excellent interio/exterior/DVD player included.
Serious inquiries only. 357-7865, 4296710



1992 HONDA CIVIC
Chamagne exterior with grey interior
$1 ,8Q0.00 Sold as is.

Running but needs some work. .
Cell 525-5012

RIB #544
2001 SUZUKI BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942

RIB #584
1997 HONDA LEGEND
Gray, CD.player, AC, in Good condition
$4,000.00 ono
Contact: 1-242-557-3635

TRIB #550
2001 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with tan/leather .$4,000.00 ono
4 cylinder, v-tec, 94,000 miles,
4 door, cold AC, automatic, windows, doors,
locks. For more info give me a call
392-0783 or 4299273

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 LTD EDITION V8
AUTOMATIC 1998
TOTALLY UNMARKED METALLIC BLUE WITH FULL
LIGHT GREY LEATHER.

CRASH BARS AND CHROME RUNNING BOARDS
8 SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, SUNROOF, VERY
RARE. AUTOMATIC!

FULL 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHICH WILL DRIVE ON SAND,
ROCKS AND ALL ROUGH TERRAIN WITH NO ©
PROBLEMS.

THE VEHICLE RUNS ON GAS OR LPG.

FULL SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW AND JUST .HAD

MAJOR SERVICE IN THE UK.

EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD. THIS VEHICLE

HAS BEEN VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER AND HAS
NOT DONE ANY HARD OFF ROAD WORK.
THIS VEHICLE IS A RARE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION DEFENDER.
AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON PARADISE ISLAND

$29,995 USD
PLEASE CALL ANYTIME: 357 9117/357 9118/225 1096

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 7

RIB #560 ;
- BRAND NEW 2011 JAGUAR XF
PREMIUM LUXURY.

Soft grain seats, Parking Aid pack with rear
camera, 19" alloy wheels,3.0 V6 Petrol
320w Jaguar Premium Sound System +

Port Interface
Priced $97,995.00. Ph: 361-0000/424-0035.

RIB #561
2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY II SE-7.
Dual Sunroofs, Cold AC, AM/FM/CD Stereo. All
time 4wheel drive. Price $10,500.00.
Ph 424-0035

RIB #592 ;
2000 FORD EXPEDITION
Black exterior with grey interior.
$2,500.00. AC; 22” ams touch screen DVD.
ISO.
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
’ Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator
Asking $1,000.00 -
Call 361-5501 cell 423- -8927



RIB #562
2011 KINROAD 800CC &1100CC STREET
Legal on road & off road-super sport ATV
Buggys for sale powered by suzuki 800cc
$7, 500.00 & 1100cc. $8,800.00
Please call 434-7550 or 426-5520

RIB #563

2000 TOYOTA LITEACE
Silver exterior. Excellebt family or business
van, only 55k, ice cold AC, power everything,
CD player, gréat on gas & easy to maintain.
$7,500.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 448- 5602



RIB #567
CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911

RIB #569
‘19991 ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK FOR
SALE

closed body truck, white/multi, needs minor
_ body repairs. Ideal for medium to large
deliveries. Asking $8500.00 ono
Call 326-6331/2/4

RIB #968 as
CAR FOR SALE
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Sport GT-Rims
Perfect condition low miles 30,000.00
5,500.0ono
Telephone: 361-5177 &
361-5220 ext-239 or 241

TRIB #570 -
1999. FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER
Red/brown exterior, brown interior. Leaving
island priced for sale. $9,000.
Phone: 394-8837, 544-9861 or 552-8530

TRIB #571
2003 DODGE RAM 1500
White and grey exterior, black interior,
owner leaving island.
Priced for quick sale. $14,000.
Phone 394-8837, 544-9861 or 552-8530


1998 HONDA SABER
Silver exterior, good condition, very reliable.
$8,000 ono. Expat leaving.
Call 362-0881 cell 376-3940



RIB #588, :
1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
Silver exterior with grey interior, 4 cylinder, AC,
- CD player, in excellent condition.
: $1500.00 ono
Call 324-8415 cell 429-3014

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RIB #583



2003 DODGE RAM :
Silver exterior with grey interior
$11,000.00 ono
License untill Sept 2011. Great condition,
cold AC. Cell 525-5670 or 302-1517






BBF #613
2004 HONDA ACCORD COUPE EX,
Black exterior, black leather interior, seats
sunroof, 6 disc CD Changer, seats warmers, ice
cold A/C, 4 Cylinder, great on gas, factory rims,
| excellent condition, clean in and out,
asking $12,500 ph# 428-3195

RIB #468 o f
2004 SEA FOX OPEN FISHERMAN /
225hp, 4-stoke boat & engine ,
254-hrs, 2005 trailer, excellent condition,
garage kept, never sail in Bahamas, trim tabs
; aire quarts coolers, ¢
remote lig . $34,000 ono. Quick sale.
: all:433-9557/392-4673 iy.

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RIB #586
2004 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER
Blue exterior with grey interior. $9,900.00
Fully loaded, excellent condition.
Call 324-4416 or 395-1706

RIB #581
2001 LAND ROVER- RANGE ROVER
Navy blue exterior with grey/leather interior
Owner leaving, good condition, recently
serviced, license until Nov 2011
As Is. $18,500.000bo
Call 544-1295 or 429-1892



RIB #595 : : :
1999 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT
Black exterior with blackl/leather interior
Good condition,’ AC, power windows, radio,
tape, tinted windows, automatic trans.
“$2900.00
Cell 393-3939



BF #614 :
2003 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
2 door, clean title, running in good condition,
blue exterior, black leather int. HID and fog
lights, A/C, power everything, 4 cylinder, factory
alarm, asking $8500 ONO serious inquiries
ph#376-7858/325-0152

FOR SALE
17FT AQUA SPORT BOAT
$5,500.00

140ce engine with aluminum trailer,
Excellent condition. Sea ready.
Call 456-7008























RIB #593
1996 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
Grey exterior, blue Interior, with CD player,
Factory Alarm entry and Alloyed rims.
Automatic, A/C Recently detail and
Sefviced. $5,500.00 or nearest offer.
Ph. 424-0186

RIB #590

2004 CHEVY TAHOE
Smoke grey exterior with tan leather interior
$10,500.00 obo. Owner leaving Island,
Only serious inquiries please. Cell 558-6825

RIB #596

2004 DODGE DOKOTA
JUST IN FROM US

AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low

$8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182

BBF# 597 ae
1973 28 Bertram Fly bridge Cruiser
Twin 350 crusader engines.
A/c, Sleeps 4, Tinted windows,Refrigerator

Sink, toilet. In shape
Fresh water tank 27 gallons -
Remote huh Speed at
emote 4
Make ‘An Offer.$2¢,000 0.B.0.
Call1(242)359-1320








Silver exterior, extended cab, 4 door, automatic,

miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth



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RIB #578
2002 HONDA ACCORD

Silver exterior with black interior ,AC, CD, runs

great, clean inside & out, stick shift, HID lights,
must see! $7,000.00 ono
2002 NISSAN MAXIMA,

CD, leather, AC, new. Asking $7,500 ono
Call 364-0639,449-6254,465-4640

RIB #620
, 2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Red exterior, 20” rims.
$8,000.00 ono
Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749



IB #948
2008 HONDA CIVIC
Black exteriot with grey interior,"
2 door, auto, $15,000.00
Call 327-6746 Cell 242-525-0831



Gt35r turbo kit for Rb25det $1800.00.
Kit includes:
1) Gt35r turbo. Dual ball bearing internal gate
14psi actuator .63 rear.
2) Brand new jecs 550cc injectors.
3) Brand new low mount turbo manifold with
spacers. :
4) P.I.T bcu electronic boost controller with built
in turbo timer and everything needed for install.
- 5) Front/Dump pipe heat wrapped.
Everything is in perfect working order.
Guaranteed 400 plus wheel horsepower.
Cell 456-3370





IB #287

2000 MAKO 221
White, 22’ center console (di

paid)
2005, 200 hp mercury-100 hrs,
. VHF, garmin color GPS
xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
3 months vox., $19,500
Cell 424-2483
ae Smal ees

RIB #573
. 25’ HYDRA-SPORT,

Twin 250 yamaha’s, runs excellent, very clean,
furuno GPS, clarion cd bracket, double-axle
aluminum trailer. A true must see!! Many extras,
must sell. $24,000.00 ono
Call 436-5065,544-6187

RIB #574
19’ BOSTON WHALER OUTRAGE,
2000 mercury 200 hp EFI, runs excellent, very
fuel effecient, nice t-top, cooler seat, 60+mph,
very solid hull, looks good, floor needs paint
only, new tank, unsinkable. A steal@6,900
no trailer. 436-5065,544-6187

RIB #360A
FOR SALE- BRAND NEW!

Men’s 26” roadmaster 18 speed mountain bike.

$220.00
Pioneer DEh1300MP car CD player $150
Pyle 400 watt subwoofer w/bin $85
Xbox 360 4 GB w/WiFi $395
Call 525-6223

BBF#615
22” VELOCITY 800 RIMS $1 250. 00,
03-05 Hon Accord Grille $100.00 04-07 Nissan
Max Driver Door Glass $175.00,
ph# 326-4155/456-0644

RIB #395
1996 TIARA 4000 EXPRESS
With twin cummins diesels
Generator, AC, Raymarine plotter and many
extras. $195,000.00 ono
Call 325-2380 or 324-2184 Sands

1986 CHEERMEN THROLLER FISHING BOAT
Fiber Glass Hull
38 ft long
Engine type: Detroit Diesel
Asking price: $40,000 Nearest Offer
Contact Mark Turnquest @ 357-0934

RIB #587

2007-HONDA CIVIC SI RIMS (USED)
17 inch, 5 hole, 5 rims + tires
_$650, call 4247448/3643459



CARIB _GENERATORS
SUPER SILENT - PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -

Isuzu

+ Isuzu
Isuzu
Ricardo
Ricardo
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins



BP ROE

OKW TO 4000KW FACTORY DIRECT
SAU & FAMILY ISLANDS------- Phone 427-3749 °

U.K. Perkins
U.K. Perkins 40kw
C.N. Perkins
U.K. Perkins

. GENERATORS:
Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon-fuel tanks,

Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Alternators, Weather Proof
Enclosures, Shipping ’& Customs Duties Included ....

Sib Diesel $7,193.00 _ -
kw Diesel $8,100.00. -
24kw Diesel $ e 525.00
30kw Diesel $ 8,354.
Diesel $ 9,318. 00
Diesel $11 4 75.00
Diesel $12,046.00
Diesel $13,250.00
Diesel $18,876.00
30kw Diesel $12,102.00
Diesel $12,445.00
60kw Diesel $13,467.00
90kw Diesel $21,200.00

-50% Deposit:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 9



RIB #585
TOUR BOAT FOR SALE $50,000 ONO.
This boat was primarily used for diving,
snorkeling, sightseeing, and day away trips. It is
an easy convert for commercial fishing as well.
Motivated seller. Info 242-525-9754 or
ExpatBahamas@yahoo.com ~

GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS

THIS ISN’T A DEAL
THIS IS A STEAL!!

BRAND NEW
_JON WAY 50cc’s Scooters |

$995.00

RED, BLUE, BLACK
“ONLY 4 LEFT!
CUSTOM eines eine START

Call AL 448-3570 or 393-3604

2007 CROWNLINE 340 CR. CRUISER .
Mercury 496 MAG MPI Twins 750
- Bravo Ill. Duty paid in the Bahamas,

boat is in excellent condition and engines|

only have 150 hours on them.
Paid $225,000.00 As New
Asking $150,000.00
(Serious inquiries only)
Call Bert Krista at 376-0199

~2006 AVON JET TENDER,

Yamaha powered jet drive, 50 hrs, excellent
condition, 11’ tender with new trailer, special
edition. Great tender, great price.
$9,000.00 ono. Call 436-5065 or 544-6187

RIB #387
FOR SALE: 2009 883 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER :
JUST LIKE NEW ONLY 394 MILES. ALWAYS
KEPT IN GARAGE.

NEW FORWARD PEDAL KIT INSTALLED.
COMES WITH A COVER.
$15,000.00 CONTACT: DAMON PINDER @
242-367-2598.



Best prices on quality name brand Pirelli,
Toyo, Nitto, Delinte, Vogue, Mickey
hompson among other brands.

RIB #259
HID KITS Starting at $100.00
Also replacement bulbs & ballast
Cell 425-9107 or 468-1003

($89.95 245/30/22

$130.00 3555/30/22

$135.00 9565/35/22

$170.00 5657/40/22

$170.00.

$180.00 305/40/22

$190. oe 305/45/22

_ $200.00 255/30/24

$245.00.305/35/24
305/30/26
Ph# 394-4128

TYRE SPECIALS| ©
205/ 40/ 17 $100
215/ 45/ 17 $110
215/ 35418 $130
225/ 40/ 80 $130
245/ 35/ 20 $180
255/ 35/ 20 $220
245/ 30/ 22° $255
' 255/30/ 22 $240
305/\45/ 22 $265
Tinting from $110

ph# 356-2109


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Dell + HP MINI LAPTOP SALE:

1 GB RAM;.160HD; WIFI; Windows XP or
Windows 7; Webcam; Card Reader; Anti Virus
Software. 1 Year Limited Warranty. Finance/
LayAway from $399.99 Call 323.6315

BBF #793 :
HP Laptop Special:
‘| Webcam; Win 7. CD/DVD Burner. 2GHz. 3GB
RAM. 320HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook

and Twitter Ready. Anti Virus. 1 Year Warranty.

Finance | LayAway from $599.99.
Cail 323.6315.

BBF #795
5 HP Compag 15” Laptop Special:

Win 7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM. 250HD. }

WIFI. Gard Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus; Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance | LayAway from $499.99. Call

: 323.6315.

RIB #458

DELL LAPTOP DS 620 LATTITUBE 1.8 GHZ

PROCESSOR 1024MB DVD/CDRW XP
WIRELESS

Cal! 324-8471



RIB #534

CHEAP 27” TV’S

‘Starting at 149.00

All games available.
Call393-7943 -

BBF #922
Toshiba Laptop 15” Special:
Windows 7; CD/DVD RW; 2.1 GHz ; 2GB RAM;
250 HD; Card Reader;. WIFI; Anti Virus
Software; 1 Year Warranty. Financel LayAway.
Price $489.99. Call 323.6315.

$599.99

BBF #921
HP COMPAQ COMPLETE DESKTOP
SPECIAL: 3GB RAM; 320 HD; CD/DVD RW;
USB Ports; Windows 7+ More; Anti-Virus;
Speakers included. Finance/LayAway from
$599.99. Call 323.6315.

BBF #916 .
Dell Zino Desktop Special:,
2GB RAM; 250 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;

Win Vista | 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers; NOT

included. Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.



RIB #225
HP PAVILLION LAPTOP $599.00
Dual core CPV, 3 GB ram,web cam,320 GB hard

drive, wireless internet. 1 year warranty. Free Av and
office softs. NOLO. Cat 264- 7354

| OMmce SCMWarO. Van OS oot |

RIB #285A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585
Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860
-. Toshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1300MP car CD player w/remote
150

Free_cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223



[5559.99

BBF #920
IBM Lenovo Laptop:
Webcam; 3GB RAM; 250GB HD; CD/DVD
Burner; Windows 7; Anti Virus; 2.1 Ghz; WIFI
1 Year Warranty. Price from $559.99.
Finance/LayAway. Call 323.6315.

RIB #223
GATEWAY MINI LAPTOP $345.00
10.1” screen, 1 GB ram, windows 7, built in web
cam, wireless internet.1 year warranty
Ph: 364-7854 e.sales @ tronicquest.com

BBF #789
.Dell Inspiron 15” LAPTOP SALE:

’ Win Vista/7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM.
160HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Anti-Virus. 1 Year
Warranty. Finance | LayAway from $499.99.
Call 323.6315.

- _H.P. PAVILLION TX 2000
TOUCH SMART TABLET P.C.
Swivel screen, altec lansing speakers, windows
vista. Hardly used.
Cost $1,200.00, new $425.00
Call 424-0554 or 327-8086

RIB #285
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Playstation 3 160GB &WiFi w//2 free games
; & 2 mics $570
Xbox 360 4GBw/WiFi(new models)$395
Nintendo ved sports & mario Bros

Nintendo Ds or psp $280
ipod touch 8GB $285.
Call:525-6223



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RIB #112
GREAT FOR KIDS
Or college students. Genuine microsoft xp pro,
Microsoft office & antivirus wireless, 1GB mem,
80 gb hd, intel pentium m 14.1 inch screen to
dvd’s. $329.00. 394-0120/565-9253

$349.99,

BBF #918
ACER EM + ACER MINI LAPTOP:
1 GB RAM; 160-250GB HD; WiFi; Windows 7;
Webcam; Card Reader. Anti Virus Software. 1
Year Warranty. Finance/LayAway from $349.99.
Call 323.6315 —

BBF #788
ACER EM + ACER 15" LAPTOP Special:
2GB RAM; 160GB HD; Windows 7; CD/DVD
RW; WiFi. ‘Card Reader; Anti-Virus Software.
1 YEar Warranty. Finance / LayAway from
$499.99. Call 323.6315



RIB #224
TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP $475.00
15.6 screen, 2 GB ram, 250 GB hard drive
window 7, wireless internet. 1 year warranty free
software. 364-7854 or sales @tronicquest.com







RIB #360
FOR SALE -BRAND NEW!
Nikon S3000 12MPdigital Camera
w/rechargeable battery $185
Olympus T100 12MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $135
Fujifilm J40 12.2MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $150
Ipod touch 8GB $295
Call 525-6223
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XEROX
MACHINE
contact 322-
6578 for more
information.
Asking price is

$4,000.00 -

RIB #521
PS3 Bundle, 160GB,
3 Games $599
Cam corder $199
Call 394-4357 cell 422-0789

NEW SERCUITY
EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE.
6 motorola 6 miles, 6
solid steel sticks, 6 hand
cuffs,

Total cost $2,300.00
~ Cali 393-4487

or
393-7481, 458-5163

RIB #345
GAMES AND ACCESORIES FOR SALE
PS38, X-Box, WII, PsP,PS2,
- starting at $20.00 & up.
Tel:449-8024, 393-7986

*N-FUSION NEW
PROGRAM
Solaris, Phoenix and
(older model Nova)
Also Sonic 360
Premier and elite
satellite recieve
' available (new) now
watch adult chs and
Ppv movies and
events.
Phone: 324-5467

or
426-1437 or 636-3916

BBF #909
Universal Laptop Chargers:

Charger compatible with-most pc laptops. Fits
Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Compag, Fujitsu,
Asus, NEC ad more. 90W with multiple
connectors. Warranty included. Price $39.99.
Call 323.6315;

° BBF #605
SONY AWS-G500 ANYCAST .
All in one television and audio broadcast solution, 4-Video inputs/ 6-Audio Inputs, integrated
graphics totally portable asking $5000 ONO
ph# 324-8444 ,

RIB #650
‘ILINK & NFUSION PROGRAMMER SYSTEM
& :

. HDTV SYSTEM
Contact: 341-6241 or 544-9556

RIB #579

2 VERY NICE SLIGHTLY USED LEATHER |

SOFAS
Wood bottom. $1200.00 ono
Ph: 362-0881 or 376-3940

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 11

RIB #449
« BRAND NEW! CAR CD PLAYER
door speakers for sale. $45.00
. Pioneer w/remote MP3/ready $145.00
Pioneer w/remote USB/Ipod Mp3 ready $175.00
JVC w/remote mp3/ready $135.00
. Pioneer 12E $125.00 2
Call for more details. 376-3655/325-0815

“3 eo
ANIME AND TV SHOWS 4 SALE!

Every single anime, TV show, HBO series, Pay

Per View event and hentai is in. call 427-3330

BBF #911 -
Norton Antivirus Sale:

Industry leading protection against viruses,
spyware. Removes threats, causes no damage.
Scans constantly to stop future attacks. Price
$28.99. Call 323.6315.

DUAL SIM, MP3, MP4, WIFI (TOUCHSCREEN)
‘PHONES $1 90,

Gps,fm radio, tv, bluetooth, apps ‘downloadable
usb cord included Other dual sim phones
ranging from $65 Nokia 5030-$50 Wifi phone
and epad DEAL-$10 discount-370
Contact: email: crew242 @ gmail.com or 376-
8704 -

BBF #594
STARTING AT $22.00
NECKLACE SET!!!
FREE GIFT BOX, GIFT WRAP TISSUE
. PAPER AND BOW!!!
Ph# 357-4437 or 326-6910.

SHAWL &



PlayStation
Network Cards:
Purchase games,

| MapPacks, demos,
and more. $10 card
‘for $15. $20 card
for $25.

Call 323-6315

$49.99

BBF #928
MAGIC JACK VOIP TELEPHONE.

Use your computer and Internet service so you
can make calls to the US and Canada with no
monthly bill. 1 Year Warranty included. Price:

$49.99. Call 323-6315

BBF #912 .
HP 4GB Flash Drive Sale:
Store data, important files, videos, pictures and
take them with you. Works on any laptop or
desktop, just plug and play into any usb port.
Price $19.99. 1 Year warranty.
Call 323.6315

IPHONE 3GS 16GB FOR
$600,
iPhone 3g 16gb for $450
ph#456-3781/454-7209
phone comes with box in
mint
condition

EPAD - $190,
specs: 7 inch
touchscreen, 256 ram
memory, 2gb harddrive,
memory card slot, apps
market, wifi, ethernet /
usb adaptor included,
epad carrying sleeve
included, +$10 for a 4gb
memory card,
email:
crew242 @ gmail.com or
376-8704


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

#289 MARKET ST SOUTH - PO BOX N-7984, NASSAU £

THREE SERVICES SUNDAYS
7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:15 AM
PRAYERS FOR YOUR BABIES EVERY SUNDAY

WEDDINGSe FUNERALS*HOMESe CARS : -
Just call the numbers listed, Earle Francis O).P.










CHRISTMAS TRUFFLE TREE
($50 & UP) Free delivery!
Available in sugar free! -
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l’ll personally handle your request. Pastor
. (242) 393-5798, (242) 323-6452 Dr. Hepburn-Lyn
“Come and Worship.”

Visit us at WWW. -heplyn. com

THE GARDEN RESTAURANT
#94 Dowdeswell Street

Tel: (242) 356-0907 Char Bouncer —

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Sunday - Friday 7 am - 4 p.m

“YOUR YOUR BABY CAN REA READ! ||

An early literacy system: for babies,
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Phone: 393-8478
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Conerete pours. | Camputer Sales and Installatians



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Campuier training videas alsa: available:









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PH: 433-0410, OR 565-4375
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Twist, Two Strand Twist,
Weave, Perms/Relaxers








































15 Gallon Heavy Duty Plastic Barrels - $22\50
55 Gallon Heavy Duty Plastic Barrels - $40.00.
BARRELS CAN BE USED FOR

* Garbage Disposal
*)Fuel! = Water Storage

















431-2539






: Mande Saiuaay, San é ORR Creative Cuts and styling, 28 454-3556
2303_3667 pieces, Color Treatments, 468-3234
— . . Locking & Interlocking, $h324-5718

” YES! WE SHIP TO THE FAMILY ISLANDS Weduula& Proin Backaunde

We Ace Gi Every Tine!

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Phone: 454-7535/324-0168

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Apparel, Electronics, Gadgets, Accessories, Tel | 364-3465
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Do You Know a Child Sitting BUC’s in June 2011?

Does Your Child Need Help Preparing for Successful Result?

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CALL 357-8457 or visit step-above10@live.com

for more information











NATURAL STYLES BEAUTY SALON

is offering
1 O~ Discount on ALL services of $50.00 or more

for the month of November when you bring in this Ad.
Telephone ee sone. 341-0011
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HAIR BOUTIQUE
Located off Soldier Rd & Prince Charles Dr ©
in 3-storey yellow bldg.
elephone 393-1551

SIR CHARLES HOTEL

East Street South & Malcolm Road

ROOMS. rrow $55.00

Telephone 322-5641, 356-3187/8:
Family Islanders Wecome!
_ Visa/Master Card Accepted

a WE HELP MAKE
APOSTILLE \ LEGALIZATION OF
PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

. STRESS-FREE & CONVENIENT

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificaivs, Name Change Deed
Pulls, Decrees Absolute seanped by the court, Decree Nisi starnped by the cout,
Adfilavits witnessed/signed by Natary, Crhninal Record Checks, Police Leiters,
Copé inting & Faxi Schnal Letters vic. Mon-Sat 7:20am ~7:00pm
BEV Colon) Services also available Tek: 341-6034
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DIRTY FURNITURE?

Sofa $75, Love Seat $55, Arm Chair $40

DIRTY CAR SEAT?DIRTY CARPET & —
RUGS? ROOMS UNDER 150 sa. ft $35
If we can’t clean it throw it away.

Dry in one hour.
-. Like new!

‘Tel: (242) 325-5108, 362-1444
Fax(242) 362-2384
CLOSE SATURDAY






Electronic & Appliance Sales & Repairs
South Beach Shopping Centre’
| - Nassau Bahamas
Tel 242-392-5396 * Cell 242-457-3045
Pick Up & Delivery

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We give new life to old tubs.
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