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Estimated number
much higher than

reported incidents

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter :

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net "

_THE NUMBER of child
abuse cases reported in New

Providence last year could:

actually be three times higher
— pushing the total number of
actual cases from 483 to 1,449.
Meanwhile, child protec-
. tion officials fear that reports
of neglect will continue to
climb unless the ongoing cycle
_ of underage pregnancy is bro-
ken.
According to international

standards, reported cases of |

abuse were estimated to be

only one-third of actual inci- -
dents occurring in a country. -.

Ann Edwards, an official
within the Child Protection
Unit at the Department of
Social Services, said: “These
are only reported matters.
Usually the figures which you
have reported — if you multi-
ply it by three, that is usually
the real figure. I’m sure half
of the matters are not report-

ed to us. That is, why we keep -

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matters.”

Social workers ‘recorded a
25 per cent (approximately)
decrease in child abuse cases
reported in New Providence
for 2010, compared to the
same period in 2009.’

The figures, which were |
released,by the Child Protec- '

tion Unit, documented the
number of new and reopened

- combined cases for the year

up to November in New Prov-
idence only. End of year sta-
tistics from: the Family Islands
are not yet complete.

For the past two years, cas-

_ es of neglect, followed by sex-

ual abuse in 2009 and physical

_ abuse in 2010, were the high-

est in New Providence.

Described as the failure — -

intentional or unintentional—
of a parent or guardian to
provide food, shelter, cloth-

ing, healthcare and education

for a child, Gil Maycock,
chairman of the National
Child Protection Council,
explained the figures repre-

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public aware of the services. |
and the need to report such’

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Javon Frazer, a stage three cancer patient in a Miami based medical facility, is recovering from
the stem cell transplant that consumed his entire holiday season. The transplant was the latest treatment in 12
months of intervention. But his family now have to raise $14,000 for a PET scan to find out if the operation was
successful enough to put his rare condition, BURKIIES Lymphoma, into remission.



WAGE CEILING INCREASE AT NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD

Tribune Staff Reporter

fone ity of the fund.
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

NIB Director Algernon Cargill explained

: aia that incremental increases to the wage ceiling
THE WAGE ceiling increase at the Nation- can be expected every ‘two years, with the next
al Insurance Board this month is only the first
Step in strategic efforts to align employee ben-

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DEREK RYAN

WILL RUN AS
INDEPENDENT
IF NOT CHOSEN
BY THE PLP

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net :

ATTORNEY Derek Ryan
has announced he will run as
an, independent in the next
general election if not offi-
cially chosen by the Progres-
sive Liberal Party for the
Kennedy constituency.

Hellarian Butler, public
relations officer for Mr Ryan,
told The Tribune yesterday
she would like Bahamians to
be aware that Dion Smith has
yet to be named the PLP’s
official candidate for

SEE page nine

PLP OFFICER RON

ROLLE BANISHED
_FROM OFFICES
“OVER DEREK
RYAN SUPPORT’

‘ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net .

PLP KENNEDY branch
members have come out in
defence of party officer Ron
Rolle who was banished from
using the party’s offices at
Gambier House after he
reportedly spoke out in sup-
port of political candidate
Derek Ryan.

According to sources with-
in the party, Mr Rolle spoke
out against the party’s deci-
sion to grant the nomination
for the area to attorney.Dion
Smith after the branch had

SEE page nine

ANGER AFTER
STRAW VENDOR:

‘MANHANDLED
BY OFF-DUTY
POLICE OFFICER’

STRAW vendors and
tourists were outraged Thurs-
day afternoon after witnessing
the manhandling of a straw
vendor on Prince George’s
Wharf, allegedly by an off-duty
police officer. Eyewitnesse
claim that an off-duty officer
accosted a straw vendor “for
no apparent reason” before
arresting her.

A French Canadian woman,
who witnessed the event, said

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~ PAGE 2, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

AT NIGHT the voice of
Javon . “Jatonde”’ Frazer
soothes the spirit of many lis-
teners of the 100 Jamz Quiet
Storm. But when Jatonde turns
in for the night, music is not
always on his mind; his
thoughts are often with his
five-year-old son, a stage three
cancer patient in a Miami
based medical facility.

Five-year-old Javon Jr is
recovering from the stem cell

transplant that consumed his °

entire holiday season. This was
the latest treatment in 12
months of intervention that
included 10 cycles of the most
intensive chemotherapy pre-
scribable.

He exhausted a $1 million
health insurance policy last
month and his family is in debt
to the tune of hundreds of
thousands of dollars.

The original quote for the
stem cell transplant alone was
$400,000. That included a 25-
day hospital stay, but Javon

actually spent 62 days before.

being discharged.
The last time he was admit-

LOCAL NE

Little Javon Jr
waits for PET
scan after stem
cell treatment

Family still have
to raise $14,000

ted to the Miami Children’s

Hospital, he still had health’

insurance coverage, but it was
exhausted before the opera-

‘tion.

A recent change in US law
governing health care pre-
vented Javon from being
denied treatment, but it did
not spare his family from accu-
mulating $351,000 in medical
debt.

The bills are still mounting,
because Javon, who now lives
in Miami with his family, still
has to visit the hospital twice a
week for blood transfusions.

A $14,000 PET scan is
standing in the way of Javon
finding out if the operation was
successful enough to put his
rare condition, Burkitt’s Lym-
phoma, into remission.

“Because it didn’t go into
remission after the first 10
cycles of chemo, basically the
stem cell transplant was the
last option. There was a 50:50

chance it would be successful,”

said his mother, Zordella -

Mullings.

“Before we got discharged
they did a PET.scan, and they
said they still saw activity. We
are optimistic it could be scar
tissue. They wanted to wait a
little longer to repeat the test
to see if the mass grew or if it
stabilised. If it grew from
December they know that
there are active cells and it is

, Still present. There is no other
option if the cells are still,

active,” she said.

‘His family is confident all
will be well, but they won’t
know for sure until they raise
$14,000 for another PET scan.

Having recovered from the
transplant, Jatonde described

- Javon asa “normal, playful,

energetic, funny, rude” five
year old, who likes to run
around, even at the risk of his
health. Until the tests reveal
the cells are no longer active,



FIVE-YEAR-OLD Javon Jr is recovering frem the stem cell transplant that consumed his entire holiday season.

Javon’s fate is uncertain.

Six months before Javon was
diagnosed, he had a school
physical that checked out
clean. The only concern after
that was a complaint of con-
stipation.

“He never took sick, not one
day. There was no loss of
weight, no fever, nothing,” said
Ms Mullings.

His mother detected a prob-
lem by chance’ one day when
she felt an abnormal growth i in
his stomach.

“He likes to rub my belly,
but I don’t like it. One day we
were lying in the bed and he
rubbed my belly. I spanked
him and I felt this thing. I felt
my belly and his belly and it
didn’t feel the same. The next
day I pulled him out of school.
I took him to the doctor,” said
Ms Mullings.

Local doctors informed the
family there has. only been one
other,case of Burkitt’ s in the
Bahamas.

- Javon’s health remained sta-
ble until he started chemother-
apy, according to his parents.

a normal appetite; was always
playing around. It was the
chemo that got him down. He
was a hair person, so he got
depressed about losing his
hair,” said Ms Mullings.

It was very emotional when
his condition got so bad that
he could no long control his
bodily functions.

“He freaks out and he gets
angry. He doesn’t really under-
stand why. One time he was
really angry. He asked me:
‘Why the devil doesn’t leave

~ me alone. Where is God? Why

me?’ Another time he said,

' ‘Daddy I love you, mummy I

love you.’ We told him to shut
up and tell us that tomorrow,”
she said.

“Through all of this he is my
hero, because I couldn’t do it.
I would have given up long
time.”

Since Javon moved té Mia-
mi last January he has not
been around many children.
With a weak immune system,
his mother said he spends most
of his time \at the hospital or
at home. He was pulled from
school before he learned to

read and write, but there has’
been no pressure on him with
regard to school.

“He has matured so much.

‘He is really different. He can’t

read, but he has matured,” said
Ms Mullings.

Ms Mullings cut her educa-
tion short too. When Javon
was diagnosed she was in the
process of studying for her
bachelors degree in secondary

- education, biology and com-

bined science at the College of
the Bahamas. She was also an
office administrator at the
Surgery Laser and Cosmetic
Centre. .

“The day I took him to the

doctor and they sent him this

place and that place; that was’
the last day I went to work and
school. [never went back,” She
said.

The family hopes to raise
enough money for a PET scan,
which is the immediate need.
Although they are burdened
with mountains of debt and
uncertainty over Javon’s.
health, they are confident that
a quiet storm of luck will bring

“He was full vi energy; had .

good news their way.

Son of Jacques. Cousteau gives support

to Bahamas shark p

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

EFFORTS to protect sharks in
Bahamian-waters gained:strength
this week with the support of
great oceanic explorer Jacques
Cousteau’s son, Pierre. :

As president of The Cousteau
Society’s environmentally con-
scious dive association Cousteau
Divers, Pierre-Yves Cousteau is

a passionate advocate of marine .
conservation and the global shark |;

protection campaign run by the
Pew Environment Group.

As shark populations around
the world are declining, the
Bahamas is one of the few places
left that can boast diverse and

‘ abundant shark populations in its _

waters.
And for Mr Cousteau, the

islands hold special significance:
as he did his first dive. in:
Eleuthera at age nine, and saw a.

shark on his second dive there.
Now he wants to ensure future
generations of divers will benefit
from the same kind of experience.
Shark tourism alone brings an
estimated $78 million to the

Bahamas every year, with a live -

Caribbean reef shark valued at
around $250,000 throughout its
lifetime, and Mr Cousteau said
this industry will only grow if
sharks are given the protection
they need.

Around 73 million sharks are
killed every year for their fins
which are sold for up to $700 per
kilogram and served in the popu-
lar Asian delicacy shark fin soup.

But as sharks have a slow
growth rate, late maturation, and
produce few offspring, they are
vulnerable to overfishing and slow
to recover from decline.

The International Union for the



LIZ KARAN of the Pew Environment Group, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, and BNT shark campaign manager Shelley Cant.

Ghiaveration of Nature (IUCN)

_ estimates around 30 per cent of ©
shark and ray species are threat-

ened with, or near, extinction.
And. the Pew Environment
Group, the BNT and other non-
profit organisations are now call-
ing on the government to prohib-
it the commercial fishing of

‘sharks, as well as the import,

export and sale of shark products,

while still allowing the recre-

ational catch and release of sharks
by Bahamians.

Mr Cousteau. spoke out in
favour of the campaign at a press

conference held by the BNT in
the Retreat Gardens in Nassau

‘yesterday, following a packed lec-
_ ture at the BNT headquarters

attended by over 100 people on
Wednesday.

He has also visited communi-
ties in Andros, where his father
filmed a television series about
blue, holes in 1971, and has
extended his stay to visit Abaco
and Grand Bahama this weekend.

As a passionate diver, he
stressed how sharks are not only
important for ensuring the health

of the marine environment as

apex predators, and thus sustain-
ing the vital fishing industry, they

are also an important economic

driver in tourism, if given the pro-
tection they need.

“Divers like to see large ani-
mals when underwater and this is
one of the last places with healthy
shark populations - in the
Mediterranean sharks have been
completely exterminated,” Mr
Cousteau said.

“As shark populations are
declining everywhere, shark
tourism in the Bahamas can only
increase.

rotection efforts

“If we let sharks be depleted by
fishing, the demand is going to be

‘there, but the-supply-is-not, and:

the Bahamas will miss“out’on a
huge economic opportunity.”

BNT director Eric ‘Carey said
the Bahamas’ healthy shark pop-
ulation is largely owing to the ban
of long-line fishing 20 years ago as
it has prevented sharks from being ~
killed as by-catch, and so far the
country has escaped the threat of
commercial shark fishing.

However, interest in the indus-
try was expressed by the operator
of a sea cucumber harvesting
plant in Mastic Point, North
Andros, when pressed by The Tri-
bune last year, as he already har-
vests and exports sea cucumbers
to buyers in Hong Kong by the
thousands. °

Mr Carey said that sounded an
alarm.for the BNT and he wants

' to ensure the legislation is enact-

ed to prevent shark finning for

' export before it starts.

“The most exciting thing about
this campaign is that we actually
have a winning formula right up
front,” he said.

“We have a conservation suc-
cess story that we are just trying to
protect, rather than having to bat-
tle back from the edge of extinc-
tion, so we are hopeful that gov-
ernment will move to protect _
sharks in the Bahamas.”

American president Barack
Obama signed the US’s Shark
Conservation Act on Tuesday,
making shark finning illegal in US
waters, and Mr Carey hopes it will
inspire Bahamian lawmakers to
do the same.

‘If you want to support the cam-
paign contact the BNT to sign the
petition, or join over 2,000 others
in the online Facebook group to
“Protect the Sharks of the
Bahamas.”

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: FNM lashes back at'

TC deal criticism

PLP’s Philip Davis under fire

HITTING back at PLP MP

: Philip Davis over his criticism
: of the BTC privatisation deal,
? the governing FNM party
: called it “astounding” that
: any credence would be given
: to what the opposition deputy
: leader has to say on the mat-
: ter.

In a statement issued yes-

: terday, the FNM pointed out
: that in his capacity as a
: lawyer, Mr Davis actually rep-
: resented Bluewater Ventures,
? the company that was set to
: buy BTC when the PLP was

_ ¢ in office.

PLP MP for Elizabeth
Ryan Pinder has denied
reports that he intends to
run for the constituency of
North Eleuthera in the
next general election.

In a statement issued

first respond by saying cat-
egorically that I have
absolutely no intention of
running in North
Eleuthera. Secondly, Iam
the member of parliament
for Elizabeth and am fully
committed to the good
people of Elizabeth and
have every intention of

again offering myself in the }
? record in telecommunications,
? and unknown beneficiaries.
i The company also had no
: financial statements or organ-
: isational support, and there
.} was absolutely no clarity

next general election to
serve the good people of
Elizabeth.

Committed

“For the record, let me
say that I am fully commit-
ted to using all of my influ-

ence and ability in ensuring ;

that the PLP candidate for
North Eleuthera will be
elected as the next member

Eleuthera constituency.
The MP said it is true

that he was campaigning in,

North Eleuthera during his:

Spanish Wells, “albeit not
secretly, and not for Ryan
Pinder,” but rather for the
PLP as a whole.

“Tn fact, I have been
campaigning for the PLP

since I was elected in many :
: safe for drinking and that
: the foul odour caused
: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
? would. be resolved by

serve the Bahamian people ; December 31, 2010.

islands in the Bahamas to
ensure that the PLP is the
next government of the
Bahamas, prepared to

to further their best inter-
ests,” Mr Pinder said.

WANTED MEN TURN
THEMSELVES IN

By DENISE MAYCOCK

FREEPORT — Two men |

- wanted in connection with
a number break-ins turned
themselves in to police on
Thursday.

Deon Evans, 23, and
Timothy Russell, 21, sur-
rendered around noon to
authorities at the Central

The men, who are both
residents of Hunters, are
accused of a spate of
break-ins in the Eastern
Division.

Quinn McCartney,
senior Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police for Grand
Bahama, said there has
been a significant increase
in housebreakings during
the last half of the year.

“We have seen an
increase in several areas,
but mostly in housebreak-
ing which is a major con-
cern to us,” he said.

He also reported that
police have seen. ah
increase in stealing and
causing harm incidents on
the island.

Mr McCartney reported
that the murder count is
down.

When asked about cold
case. murders, Mr McCart-

ney said they do not havea }

team working on cold case
matters like in Nassau, but
it is something they will
look at and review.



As the government gets set

? to sell BTC to another com-
: pany, Cable and Wireless, the
: Opposition has been touting
: the benefits of their proposed
? deal with Bluewater — which
: the government said would
i have amounted to selling the
i company to a “dubious enti-

yesterday, he said: “Let me ty” at a “firesale price,”

The statement said: “Blue-

i water was a phantom compa-
: ny that was not publicly trad-
: ed. Moreover, the details of
: the deal to sell to that shell
: company were shrouded in
: secrecy and never revealed to
: the Bahamian people or their
} elected representatives in the
: House of Assembly.

“Bluewater had no track



PHILIP DAVIS

about its shareholders.”

The FNM said the Bluewa-
ter’ scheme would have
allowed the unknown entity
to-hold on to more than $120
million of BTC’s funds which
was not in the best interest of
Bahamians, BTC employees
or the fiscal health of the
country.

Funds

“As has been previously
stated, under the FNM those
funds would have gone to the
Public Treasury for the bene-
fit of the Bahamian people.

“The Bluewater deal, which
Mr Davis happily represent-

ed, was utterly lacking in :

transparency, accountability ; Tribune Staff Reporter

and the public good,” the :

statement said.

It said that in “marked con-
trast” to the PLP’s deal, the ;
FNM is seeking to privatise : benches and a waterfall as contr cts for infrastructure upgrades at the
BTC by selling a majority :

stake to Cable and Wireless,

“a publicly traded and finan- }
cially sound company, with :
known beneficiaries and a }
long track record in telecom- }
munications as well as inter- ;

national-good standing.”

The statement added that
the government publicly :
announced the Memorandum :
of Understanding with Cable : eq to Klean Cut Landscaping and Maintenance.
and Wireless the same day it ;

was agreed, and that details

of day.”
It added: “Unlike the PLP’s
liamentarians and

a full and open debate on the

to remain hidden, cloaked in
secrecy in the interest of a
very select few.”

PLP Chairman Bradley

i Roberts called on the gov-
: ernment to rescue the peo-
i ple of Grand Cay, Abaco —
of parliament for the North :

claiming that the water

i being: produced by the
1} reverse osmosis plant there
: smells terrible and is
? undrinkable.
annual family holiday in -- }
: the press,
: reminded the public that the
: Minister of State for the
: Environment Phenton Ney-
; mour had assured Grand
: Cay residents that the water

In a statement issued to
Mr Roberts

produced by the RO Plant is

“As of this afternoon,” Mr

: Roberts said, “the people of
: Grand Cay, Abaco, repre-
: sented by Prime Minister
: Hubert A Ingraham, MP,
: continues to be provided
: with foul smelling water
i which they are unable to
: consume.”

Tribune Freeport Reporter :
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net_

Toxic

Contrary to. assertions

: made by the Water and
: Sewerage Corporation that
: H2S is harmless, Mr Roberts
i said the compound is “high-
: ly toxic.”

According to safetydirec-

: tory.com, hydrogen sulfide
: we : is “an extremely hazardous,
Detective Unit in Freeport. | toxic compound. It is a
: colourless, flammable gas
: that can be identified in rel-
' atively low concentrations,
: by a characteristic rotten egg,
? odour.”

In high concentrations, it

: attacks the human body as a
: chemical asphyxiant, similar
: to carbon monoxide and
? cyanide, inhibiting cellular
i: respiration and uptake of
: oxygen, causing biochemi-
i cal suffocation.

Mr Roberts said: “The

i Progressive Liberal Party
; again invites the government
: to without further delay, to
: immediately come to the
i rescue of the good penple
: of Grand Cay and discon-
: tinue this massive cover-up
: of negligence and i incompe-
: tence.”

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IMPROVEMENTS: Work has been taking place at Saun ers Beach.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff
Saunders Beach to have improved

~ access for disabled, new restrooms

By AVA TURNQUEST

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net



DISABLED beach-goers can look forward to improved access to
Saunders Beach and its new “state-of-the-art” restroom facilities this
summer. Patrons of Montagu Beach will benefit from new tables,

two beaches were signed yesterday.

The projects are part of the New Providence Infrastructure Improve-
ment Project that started redevelopment of Saunders Beach last year.

Minister of Works Neko Grant said: “In addition to creating visual
impact, the landscaping and other amenities at these popular public
beach sites will contribute to our efforts in creating a safer and more
comfortable environment for persons who visit these sites.”

A $230,650 contract for construction of the new bathrooms at Saun-
ders Beach was awarded to Carib Construction and Project Manage-
ment. The contract for further landscaping enhancements at the site,
worth $170,451, was awarded to Four Seasons Landscaping.

The $62,629 contract for landscaping at Montagu Beach was award-

The companies expressed their gratitude for inclusion in the trans-

formation project and their commitment to complete their charge in a
of the partnership will be :
debated in the House of :
Assembly “in the full sight of +
the Bahamian people, unlike :
the PLP’s closed door deal- :

ing which never saw the light
ne z : the "Tao of Saunders Beach" by creator Antonius Roberts, an envi-

; ronmental artist who operates the Post House Studios and Gallery on

Bluewater misadventure, par- Prospect Ridge. In a previous interview, Mr Roberts explained that the

the |
Bahamian people will enjoy :

timely manner. The first round of improvements at Saunders Beach
included the removal of casuarina trees and the installation of mature
sea grape trees along the-coast line, installation of park benches, basic
landscaping and realignment of a portion of West Bay Street to create
a public parking area.

The benches, made from the recycled casuarinas, were described as

benches were made to balance the past criticisms of the government's
vision to upgrade the area. Saunders Beach will have eight bath-
rooms, including a section for maintenance, shower facilities and a ramp

} . for the disabled which will extend to the sidewalk.
future of BTC, just as the :

FNM did with the secret }
agreements relative to Baha }
Mar, which the PLP intended

The ramp will provide disabled persons with access to the restrooms
and beach from the parking lot. Future plans for Saunders Beach
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The Tribune’s decisions guided by principles:

IN THIS column yesterday we comment-
ed on a letter written by Annette Cunning-
ham in which she expressed loss of confi-
dence in this newspaper because of the stand
‘it has taken against a union, whose leader
wants other unions to join in a demonstra-
tion to emulate the general strike of 1958 and
shut down the town.

In our opinion calling such a strike is
highly irresponsible at any time— but espe-
cially now when, due to a world recession,
the Bahamas has been under tremendous
economic pressure and is only now hoping to

grasp opportunities that could lead to a -

brighter future for its people.

It would indeed be a reckless and irre-
sponsible. editor who would support any
group that planned to do such irreparable
damage to their nation and its people. It is
now our turn to question the judgment of a
letter writer who would expect us to be so
foolish. Ms Cunningham’s letter was pub-
lished in yesterday’s Tribune.

However, her letter took us into the past
and some interesting history. Her argument
was that we supported unions that demon-
strated against the Pindling government,

while condemning unions that threatened .

the Ingraham government. She mentioned a
teachers dispute in the.eighties involving Mr
Leonard Archer.

For three weeks in January 1981 the
Bahamas Union of Teachers closed the
schools. During this time they picketed, held
méetings, debated their moves, gave notices
to the Pres§ and pressed their case through
their union executives. The Tribune and
Guardian published their releases. However,
the airwaves of the government-controlled
ZNS were closed to them. In those days
there were no other radio stations. The only
way that the public knew what was going
on was through the printed Press. The late
Sir Etienne Dupuch, in a front page editor-
ial condemned this undemocratic action
against the union — at the time we would
have taken the same position.

“Democracy,” he wrote, “died a little in
the teachers union.battle with government.

“For those who had eyes to see and ears
to hear, the government-controlled broad-
ae station of ZNS Television and Radio
is accountable for the death...”

Further on he continued: “If Government
is prepared to abuse its power through
broadcasting to beat down a union in such a
way, just imagine to what lengths it might go
to retain political power and office!”

Sir Etienne did not support the strike,

but he did fight for the union’s right to free
speech.

Then we turn to January 1998 when Shane
Gibson, president of the Bahamas Commu-
nications and Public Officers Union, speak-
ing on behalf of his union, condemned pri-

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longer

that company.

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is no
employed by
Wildflowers and is not
authorized to conduct
business on behalf of

vatisation of BaTelCo (now BTC which .

today is involved in the same union fight
over privatisation). . .
Mr Gibson made it dleat that he was not

against privatisation, but as far as BaTelCo_

was concerned — there was to be no pri-
vatisation under any circumstances. One of

his arguments was that privatised. services fe

would cost more.

“The government is talking privatisa-
tion,” he said, “but right now Bahamians
already own BaTelCo.”

This was an interesting statement. If
Bahamians own BaTelCo, we asked him to
let us known when the last shareholders’
meeting was held and dividends declared

_ for the owners.

“The only information that we have About:
‘our company’ was revealed during the Com-
mission of Inquiry,” we wrote at the time.
“Then we learned that it was rotten to the:
core and the so-called shareholders were
being taken for a Tide.

“The reality is,” our edna continued,

“that BaTelCo is an inefficient government °

monopoly that’time has finally caught up
with. It is unable to adapt to the global com-
petitive environment, it.is unresponsive to its
‘shareholders’ needs and it is systematically
overcharging the Bahamian public for its
services. It has taken advantage of its
monopoly and today iit is trying to hide
behind a veil of misinformation and fear’
and an antiquated Telecommunications Act

that is irrelevant in today” s telecommunica-
tions world.” 4

And in December 1999 we criticised Mr-
Gibson for his intemperate language for
which he later apologised.

In reply to BaTelCo’s general manager’s

announcement that the union’s latest action

was illegal and the corporation would not
pay staff for unauthorised time off, Mr Gib-

son declared: “If he cuts one single:worker .

for being out sick, we’ll terrorise this town. .
We have an industrial agreement that gives
workers the right to be'sick.”

In 1999, in a fit of temper, Mr Gibson

threatened to “terrorise this town.” Today ~ .

union leader Dotson wants to bring the town
to a standstill and give Prime Minister Ingra-
ham his marching orders."

We condemned Mr Gibson then, and we

condemn Mrs Dotson now; and anyone who |

is foolish enough to follow her destructive
mission will have to live with the conse-
quences of their decision.

Regardless of Ms Cunningham’ s opinion, oe

The Tribune is consistent in its condemna-:

tion. Its decisions are made on principles, -

not on likes or dislikes. Bring a sensible plan
for the country and regardless of who you

_ are, The Tribune will support it, talk destruc-

tion of a people’s ‘future and we shall con-
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PM has chosen
to insult Grand
Bahamians

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s decision to stop
national broadcasts of ZNS
3 televised daily news from
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
makes absolutely no sense.
The reason can’t possibly be
the cost factor stated by
General Manager Edwin
Lightbourn, who claimed in

an interview that it costs,

some seventy-two thousand
dollars annually for the tele-
vised transmission.

When one considers that
this figure is less than the
annual salary of a minister in
Mr Ingraham’s over-bloat-
ed cabinet, then Mr Light-
bourn’s explanation for

_-pulling the plug on the

national broadcast of Grand
Bahama news is embarrass-
ingly absurd.

Make no mistake about it;

«this was Mr Ingraham’s deci-

sion,

Although Tommy Turn-
quest is the Minister with
responsibility for broadcast-
ing.and Michael Moss is

chairman of the Broadcast-

ing Corporation, I suspect
that neither one of them
agreed with the decision,
especially Mr Moss, who has
resided in Grand Bahama
for many years; however,
Mr Ingraham uses fear like a

-. carpenter uses a hammer to

keep his cabinet ministers

and those in decision-mak- -

ing positions in the govern-

- ment in check.

What is so mind-boggling,
though, is that Mr Ingraham

-has chosen'to insult Grand

Bahamians in this manner

at a time when a general

election is officially slightly

‘ more than two years away;

actually, there is speculation
that he intends to calf an
election for later this year.
Clearly, being the astute
politician that he is, he
should have realised that
even some staunch Free

- National Movement (FNM)

supporters would be
opposed to such a stupid
decision, as indeed is the

_ case.

What’s more, I believe all

SE the FNM Grand Bahaina

members of parliament,
except Marco City MP

_ Zhivargo Laing, have not
publicly voiced their oppo-
“sition to this decision
- because they fear being

interred in the political
graveyard that Mr Ingraham
has established for those
who oppose him.

Laing, of course, believes
that he is Mr Ingraham’s
choice to replace him as
leader of the FNM.and, in
my opinion, would jump out
of a plane travelling at forty

thousand feet without a

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it is understandable why he
-has chosen to betray the

people of Marco City by not
voicing their opposition to
this decision. The other four,
on the other hand, have def-
initely remained silent out
of fear.

It is no secret in political
circles in Grand Bahama
that Mr Ingraham would
like to nominate former
Senator Kay Smith, most
recently the Bahamas’ coun-
sel general in Atlanta, and
Michael Pintard as FNM
candidates in the next elec-
tion. There was speculation
that he had planned to
dump Eight Mile Rock MP

' Vernae Grant and run

Smith in that seat, but FNM
stalwarts in Eight Mile Rock
blocked his efforts to do so.
Therefore, with Laing being
absolutely ‘assured of a nom-
ination, this means that
either Ken Russell in High
Rock, Neko Grant in
Lucaya or Kwasi Thompson
in Pineridge may have to
bow out in favour of Smith
and Pintard. It seems that
Neko Grant and Russell

most likely are the two. Mr.

Ingraham has targeted for
retirement. Smith, of course,
can always run for the West
End constituency, but
incumbent PLP Obie Wilch-
combe is rock-solid there
and besides she is reported-
ly not well liked in that com-
munity. But the truth of the
matter is that Ingraham sim-
ply does not care whether
the Bahamian people agree
or disagree with the: deci-
sions he makes; what he says
goes and that’s it. There is a
school of thought that Mr
Ingraham was trying to
induce Neko Grant and

Russell to publicly speak out .
against the ZNS decision so -

that he could have a reason
to dump them, but neither
one apparently took the
bait.
Another theory that is
being bandied about for this

' woefully irresponsible deci-

sion is that it is the latest sal-
vo in Mr Ingraham’s ongo-
ing feud with Sir Jack Hay-
ward, one of the principal
owners of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority,

who bitterly opposed his"

attempts to sell the GBPA
to the Chinese. Sir Jack is a
member of the British aris-
tocracy and he has strong

_conservative credentials. He

has made it clear that he
mistrusts. communist China
and is suspicious of its
motives for investing so
heavily in The Bahamas and
other areas of the
Caribbean. It is worth noting
that his point of view is also
shared by the United States,
although the Americans
have been very diplomatic
in camouflaging their con-
cerns.

When his plans to encour-
age Sir Jack to sell the

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GBPA to the Chinese were
derailed, Ingraham respond-
ed by arbitrarily refusing to
renew the work permit of
Hannes Babak, chairman of
the GBPA, a decision that
many in Grand Bahama
now are convinced is one of
the main reason Grand
Bahama’s economy contin-
ues to be so stagnant. Babak
had several projects he was

- working on to encourage

investors to come to Grand
Bahama, but none of them
came to fruition after he was
forced to leave the GBPA.
Ingraham has now decid-
ed to try and return Grand
Bahama to being just anoth-
er “Out Island” by stopping
the national television news
from being broadcast from
the island. Keep in mind

that Freeport is not only the

Bahamas’ second major city,
but its potential for growth
and development at one
time had many Bahamians
speculating that it would at
some point in the future
become the most important
city in The Bahamas. It is a
well laid out city and is
recognised as the industrial
capital of The Bahamas.
With its superb infrastruc-
ture, it has the capacity to
easily accommodate an esti-
mated one million residents,
and in the past when its
economy was booming it
absorbed the masses of
unemployed that came from
Nassau and the rest of The

‘Bahamas.

But Hubert Ingraham, for
some insane reason, has
decided to halt the national
broadcast of news from the
country’s second major city.
In a nutshell, this is one of
the worst decisions Mr
Ingraham has made as
Prime Minister of this coun-
try. He is all powerful, how-
ever, and in the next elec-
tion the voters in this coun-
try must show him and the
group of.“yes, yes” men who
make up his government
that the progress made in
Grand Bahama over the
years should not be stifled
because of his attempts to
replace some of his repre-
sentatives or his feud with
Sir Jack. In a nutshell, stop-
ping the national broadcast
of news: from Grand
Bahama is a stupid, stupid
decision. ;

I am sending this to all
segments of the media,
including the two major
dailies; however, I do not
expect The Guardian to
publish it, given the fact that
it is totally controlled by
strong supporters of Mr
Ingraham. The Tribune, on
the other hand, has demon-

- strated that its editorial poli-

cies are not dictated by Mr
Ingraham, although its edi-
torials, which are the opin-
ions of the person or per-
sons who writes them, often
strongly support Mr Ingra-
ham.

OSWALD T BROWN
Freeport,

Grand Bahama
January 4, 2011.



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leaders ‘arrogant’ over strike threat

By TANEKA THOMPSON

deal. ‘Mr Laing'said: "They hold As for BTC's privatisation, competition makes you better There is s P tstrikeoue application on

Tribune Staff Reporter fast to this position to the extent Mr Laing reasoned that the sale _ off, that liberalising also provides no ques- ! behalf of veteran prosecutor
tthompson@tribunemedia.net of a threat of national strike, to is crucial in order for BTC to - the economy with more prod- tion about Cheryl Grant-Bethell ;
—_—— the extent of going downto Bay compete in a completely open __ ucts and services at levels that that, even ( Mae Grant-B ethell who

THE union leaders threaten- . Street. They say, ‘I know better telecommunications sector. allows the enterprises initto BTC's | filed -a judicial review ‘ lic
ing to strike over government's - than the whole country, I know "In terms of BTC, privatisa- | compete better and make the own inter- cation oe bei ee ae er
sale of BTC are the "arrogant" better than the prime minister | tion of telecommunications is economy ofthe Bahamasmore n a_ | | forthe post ot D; t f
ones, according State Finance and the government, we know fundamental to pushing us competitive.” research Publi ae St-OL Os Or OF |
Minister Zhirvargo Laing. what is good and right’. If thatis toward, realising our potential. BTC's markets will become tells them B % beh ces ast year;

His comments are part of the not arrogance...". This is what we have to get, the _ fully liberalised after the expi- ; forget toa ack in court again yes-
ongoing war of words between He also noted that the unions _ big gain to.the Bahamian people _ration of its cellular monopoly _ privatisa- terday.
government and some inthe are decrying the deal but _ is in a liberal telecommunica- | three years from the date of pri- tion, ina | ||| Her attorneys have been
labour movement over the terms declined to meet with David~ _ tions sector. Liberal meaning no | Vatisation. liberalised. Zhivargo Laing | arguing Over several prelimi-
of the privatisation deal. Shaw, CEO of the purchaser law of the Bahamas bars a According to Mr Laing; ifthe. _environ- | lary issues leading up to her

Earlier this week, secretary- | Cable and Wireless, for discus- Bahamian from providing a _ industry were to be completely ment you | judicial review-hearing sched-

general of the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Officers
Union (BCPOU) Denise Wil-
son called the prime minister
"arrogant" and "belligerent" in

reference to his handling of the.



sions late last year.

The minister made these
statements)as a guest on radio
talk show Leading Voices, host-
ed by attorney Fayne Thomp-
son.

telecommunications service to
the Bahamian population," said
Mr Laing.

"When we liberalise it, you
and others get to compete to
serve the Bahamian public. That



Customs comptroller claims ‘individual
members’ of the BAA still owe duty

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE “ongoing saga” between the Bahamas
Aviation Association andthe Department of
Customs is‘ continuing, said members of the

association.

The comptroller of customs continues to
“call individual members” with claims they,
owe customs duty on imported aircraft. How-
ever, no/invoices have been issued to any asso-

ciation.members.

Randy Butler, BAA president, said neither
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham nor Minister
of Finance Zhivargo Laing responded to cor-
respondances sent by the association and invid-
ual members requesting a tax exemption for
aircraft operators similar to the one granted to
other public transportation operators, like taxi

drivers.

The exemption would apply to aircraft
imported after 2008, when the 10 per cent tax
was implemented. Prior to: that there was a
7.5 per cent stamp tax that was “never col-
lected” by customs, because of an unwritten
policy, according to aircraft operators. .

Weeks after customs issued their original
threat of aircraft seizures, Mr Butler said,
“there is no more clarity as to how much mon-

*~ ey they are trying to collect.” - ‘

If customs fails to satisfy operators by mak-
ing it clear on what basis duty/stamp tax is |
being applied and calculated, Mr Butler said |

legal action could be taken.

tified.”

e,





“Aircraft parts are duty free, so it is really |
only the body of the aircraft on which tax | § t
‘could be applied. How are they assessing the | 128 Harvey Jarad Bennett, 21, who is
value on which they are applying the duty/tax? |
They haven't told us that,” said Mr Butler.. |

“Whatever we are asked to pay has to be jus-

Speaking with Tribune Business eailier this | -
week, Glenn Gomez, Comptroller of Customs, }.
suggested the department was “ready to move :
in mid-January, after the holiday” on pursuing |
the payments. He'said the seizure of aircraft — |
a move operators said could “cripple” the sec-.
tor and tourism industry — was still an option.

Aircraft operators say they hope more
“unsafe practices” will not be introduced in the |
industry in light of the “unreasonable” |
demands being placed on operators. |

One operator said his annual operating fees |
to government agencies amounts to just over |
$1.5 million, including fuel taxes, landing fees,
national insurance, civil aviation fees and busi- |
ness. license fees. |

New fees are constantly coming on steam, |
like new Civil Aviation screening charges in |
Exuma, amounting to $6,000 in some instances, |

.being enforced starting this month.



liberalised today, BTC's assets
would plummet.

"We have an asset called
BTC, if I liberalise the sector
today that asset will be decimat-
ed in BTC's current situation.



(liberalisation)," he said.









Police search for Jamaican wanted

for questioning about fraud case



POLICE are searching for a Jamaican
man from Big Pond in Nassau who is
wanted for. questioning in connection

with a fraud case.

The Central Detective Unit (CDU) is
asking the public’s assistance in locat-

wanted to assist them in their investiga-
tions into a case of fraud by: false pre-
tences. Bennett is described as being of

_ dark brown complexion, 5’7” tall, weigh-

ing about 150lbs and of medium build.

He is considered armed and danger-
ous. Anyone with information on the
suspect’s whereabouts should call po
Detective Unit at'502-9930/9991, the Police Control Room 322- |
3333, Crime Stoppers 328-8477 or go to the nearest police station. |







Harvey Bennett:

A man was granted $8,000 bail yesterday after pleading not
guilty to the charge of fraud by false pretenses.

It is alleged that 45-year-old Jeffrey Neely, alias Jeffrey Neilly,
of Caribbean Close committed the offence on August 26, 2008...

Court dockets allege that while at the Passport Office on Thomp-
son Boulevard, Neely, a former Customs officer purported to be
John Wesley-Scott while in possession of his passport. . :

Neely pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment

before Magistrate Ancella Williams. The case has been adjourned:

to January 26 for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry.

Neely was represented by attorney Ian Cargill.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 5

| Senior Justice —
| dismisses another
| application from

| Grant-Bethell

lice at 919/911, the Central

TS

SENIOR Justice Jon Isaacs

yesterday dismissed another

will have to instantly reduce your | uled for January 17 at.
staffing by the order of 25 to 30 |
per cent in order to be able to |
compete. So that is why privati- |

sation has to be pursued before *}

2.30pm.

‘Senior Justice Isaacs, who
will hear’ the matter, dis-
missed an application:on Mrs
Grant-Bethell’s behalf which
sought to have an affidavit by -
Supreme Court Registrar
Donna Newton struck out.
He noted that the affidavit

| is evidence and whatever.
| weight is to be given to it will
| be determined during the
course of the main hearing. |

Senior Justice Isaacs also

| said that he intends to make










his decision on another appli-
cation on Tuesday. . s
Attorney. General John

| Delaney is being,sued in both
| his professional capacity and
| as a private citizen, and his

attorneys are seeking to have
him removed from the matter
in his personal capacity.

Earlier this week, Senior
Justice Isaacs dismissed an
application by Mrs Grant-
Bethell against dual repre-
sentation. :

Mr Delaney is being rep-

| resented by attorney Brian

: Simms of the firm Lennox

| 45-year-old man pleads not guilty to fraud | Pe o8 oe oo eee oy
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Crew members killed after tanker stru

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT -— The bodies of two
dead crewmen — reportedly senior
officers — have been removed from
the Greek-registered fuel tanker
Aegean Angel which was brought
to Grand Bahama after being struck
by a large wave in the North
Atlantic. |

_ While local police could not con-
firm the identities of the victims, it
has been claimed the ship’s captain
and chief engineer were killed and a
third man was severely injured
when the rogue wave crashed into

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Greek-registered vessel is
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the vessel.

Informed sources told The Tri-
bune that despite rumours that the
men were killed as a result of a
mutiny, foul play is not suspected.

The ship, which is docked in
Freeport carrying 130,000 metric
tons of fuel oil, was en route to the
Gulf of Mexico from Estonia when
it encountered bad weather near
Bermuda on December 29.

Senior Assistant Commissioner

of Police Quinn McCartney told
The Tribune that the identities of

the deceased are being withheld,

but confirmed they were Greek
nationals.

Because the incident occurred in
international waters and the vessel is
a .Greek-registered ship, Mr
McCartney said, Bahamian author-
ities do not have jurisdiction over
the investigations.

“We are in contact with a repre-

sentative from the Greek Consulate
and the shipping company who have
their legal representative on Grand
Bahama working to process the sit-
uation and we are assisting as much
as we can,” said the police chief.

“We are not investigating this
matter, our role in this is to facilitate
and we are assisting them in getting
the bodies prepared and flown back
to Greece,” he said.

The fuel tanker was said to have
been about 800 miles northeast of
Bermuda when it encountered
adverse weather conditions. /

After the weather subsided, crew

-members reportedly went out to

inspect the ship for damage and



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regional governments and
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exploring the benefits of
medical tourism.

The topic was addressed

_at the Caribbean Trade
Centre’s forum on “Medical
Tourism — The State of
Medical Services in the
Caribbean Region” in Mia-
mi last month.

The event, which was
sponsored by Doctors Hos-
pital, was deemed a success
by participants.

According to Doctors
Hospital, the Bahamas with
its world-class medical

facilities and services is
well-positioned to play a
vital role in facilitating, the
medical needs of the
Caribbean. .

The Caribbean Trade
Centre has as its mission the
development of a compre-
hensive agenda focused on
enhancing the economic
vitality of the region.

The, forum brought
together medical tourism
facilitators and other stake-
holders who exchanged

ideas on some of the most ©

challenging issues of health-
care tourism affecting th
Caribbean.
Miami and the Caribbean
share a synergistic relation-
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The event took place at
-the newly developed
Saunders Beach where
persons-stopped by for
screenings for diabetes
mellitus, hypertension
and hypercholes-
terolemia.

_A total of 20 units of
blood were collected by
the Rotary Clubs of the
Bahamas mobile blood
van.

Participants were treat-
ed to a barbeque and
music in the parking lot
of Saunders Beach.

The fraternity said it
would like to express its
thanks to Doctors Hospi-
tal, the College of the
Bahamas School of Nurs-
ing, BTC, Butler and

Sands, Generali and

Vaughn L Culmer and

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and social ties and strategic

logistical advantages, Doc-

tors Hospital said.

The forum featured
speakers such as Barry
Rassin, president of Doc-
tors Hospital; Nalini Bethel,
senior promotions ‘director
of the Bahamas Tourist
Board; Divina Grossman,
vice-president of Engage-
ment Florida International
University; Laura Mare
West, Consul General of
Trinidad and Tobago;
Tiffany Thompson, business
development consultant
with the Barbados Tourism
Authority, and Dr Alejan-
dro Badia, founder of the
Badia Hand to Shoulder
Centre and Ortho Now.

ck hy large wave

found the bodies and the injured
man, who the US Coast Guatd air-
lifted the to Bermuda for medical
assistance on January 2.

However due to lingering bad
weather, the boat could not be tak-
en to Bermuda.

“Substitute crew members were
brought in by aircraft and the ship
continued to the closest port, which
is Grand Bahama, so the bodies
could be taken off the ship,” he said.

The Aegean Angel was en route
from Tallia, Estonia. It was expect-
ed in Bermuda about January 3,
and was then to continue sailing to
the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in
Houston, Texas, on January 7 or 8.



FROM LEFT: Nalini Bethel, senior director in the Ministry of Tourism; Barry Rassin, president of
Doctors Hospital; Gladys Sands, Consul General of the Bahamas in Miami.



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The Grand Bahama
beers industry could
_ be ‘turning a corner’

'

IN RESPONSE to the growing
trend of crime and violence, high-
lighted by November’s riot, Rev CB
Moss has issued: an urgent call for
peace in the Bain Town community.

Following meetings with other
stake-holders, Rev Moss, president of
the Bain Grants Town Advancement
Association and chairman of Bahamas
Against Crime, is convinced that now
is the most appropriate time to address

- the serious threat of crime and vio-
lence, economic and social deteriora-
tion in the area.

“A window of opportunity now

exists” said Rev Moss, as a “truce of

sorts” is in place.

“How long this fragile state of affairs
remains will depend upon the action or
interaction of the leaders of this
nation. The time has come for very
serious intervention, led by the gov-
ernment,” he said.

Rev Moss said the Bain Grants
Town Advancement Association is
disappointed and distressed that fol-
lowing the “major community
upheaval” of November, when the
’ police shooting of a young man in the
area sparked an angry protest in which



ANGRY SCENES: There was trouble in Bain Tow in November after the police shooting of a young man.

Rev CB Moss calls for
peace in Bain Town

law enforcement officers were pushed,
shoved, verbally attacked and pelted
with rocks, several government agen-
cies have yet to respond to requests for
discussions on ways to avoid a repeti-
tion of these “ugly events”.

The government and the national
establishment must be warned that
the “storm” is not over in Bain Town,
nor indeed is several other communi-
ties, he said.

“We cannot, must not return to’

business as usual. While we all share in
the responsibility for the current state
of affairs, make no mistake, it is the
government that must carry the blame
and the shame,” Rev Moss said.

Rev Moss has also made repeated
calls for the government to cease deal-
ing, with crime by appointing yet more
advisory committees, noting that those
convened in recent years have led to
no improvements.

“The time for action is now. We can |

succeed. We now await the Leaders’
response,” he said.

REV CB MOSS pictured in
Bain Town after November's riot.











By DENISE MAYCOCK
: Tribune Freeport

: Reporter
: ‘dmaycock@

: tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand

: Bahama could be “turn-
i ing a corner” in its yacht-
: ing industry, already
: recording increased num-
: bers of boaters from the
: United States and Cana-
: da during the first week of
: 2011,

One of the facilities

: experiencing a boost in

: business for the new year
is the Port Lucaya Mari-
a.
Ryan Knowles, co-man-
i ager of the marina, said

3

i they were extremely
: pleased with the number
: of boats that docked at the
: facility for the beginning
of 2011.

“We were quite pleased

: with the number of boats
: we had for the new year
: period, considering how
': bad things were for the
i past couple of years.

“It seems we are start-

: ing to turn a corner now,
: and starting to see some
: boats coming over again,”
i he said.

i’ The marina, which was -
: acquired by the Grand

: Bahama Yacht Club sev- .
: eral years ago, consists of
: just over 105 slips. It is
? equipped with running
? water, cable television,
: wireless internet, showers
‘and a fuel dock among
‘t other amenities.

Mr Knowles reported

: that the marina received
: some 60 boaters last week, ©
: recording a nearly 60 per
; cent occupancy.

He noted that most of

the boaters brought fami-
: ly and friends with them

and stayed in the hotels.

“Restaurants and busi-
nesses in the Lucaya area
also benefitted,” he
added.

Mr Knowles said the
Grand Bahama Yacht
Club and Port Lucaya
Marina participate in
about three to four boat
shows a year in Florida to
promote the facilities in
Grand Bahama.

They offer special rates
during certain times of the
year to attract boaters
when there is.a.lull.in
business.

Mr Knowles said they
also try to encourage .
boaters to make the mari-
na their home port.

He said that boaters are
very impressed with the
staff and the condition of
the marina facilities.

The yachting industry
continues to be an impor-
tant sector for. the
Bahamas Maritime
Authority (BMA).

The BMA is currently
developing a Bahamian
yacht registry, with the
Law Reform and Review
Commission now in the
process of “tidying up”
draft legislation for it.

Environment Minister
Earl Deveaux said the ©
code for the yacht registry .
has already been adopted
and the fee schedule
allows the BMA to treat
these vessels differently
from the heavy-duty ships
on its main registry.

“We’re now in a posi-
tion where if someone
wants to register their
yacht in the Bahamas we
have a code to accommo-
date that,” the minister
said. “We structured that
fee to make us more com-
petitive,” he said.



Atlantis hosts one
of world’s biggest
poker tournaments

ONE of the world’s
biggest poker tourna-
ments, the PokerStars
Caribbean Adventure
2011, kicked off at

Atlantis, Paradise Island .

yesterday.

The tournament, which

continues until January 16,
has grown in size over the
years and for this latest
edition 26 elite players
have reportedly signed up
to play in the “super high
roller” $100,000 buy-in
event, while over 1,000
have registered for the
main event.
_ Last year, 19-year-old
Harrison Gimbel from
Florida beat out over 1,500
players to win first place
and walk away with $2.2
million.

The tournament series
started yesterday morn-
ing at 8am with the ‘Fish
and Chips’ Fishing Der-
by with a buy-in of $2,300 |
and continued at noon’
with day one of the ‘Hold
‘em’ super high roller
event.

The main event, which

starts today dnd ends on
January 14, will be tele-
vised with a delay when
showing the final table on
ESPN and PokerStars.tv.

The super high roller
event has its final on Sat-
urday and will be shown
on ESPN2.

Stars in the world at
poker that are reported to
be taking part include Phil
Laak, Daniel Negreanu,
Jason Mercier, Bertrand
Grospellier, Tom March-
ese, Sorel Mizzi, Antonio
Esfandiari, Vivek
Rajkumar
aon d
inter-






net poker phenomenon
Ashton Griffin.

In addition to these
events, there will also be
the PokerStars Women’s
Caribbean Adventure
which runs January 13-16.

There will be two events
exclusively for women, a
$1,000 and a $300 one:

Prior to this, a boot
camp hosted by renowned
player Vanessa Rousso
started yesterday for all

female par-.

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Act 1 iS Vi

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

“Accountability and trans-
parency in government are
fundamental to our code of
beliefs, a code that includes
the right of the people to
access information regard-
ing the process of governing.
In support of such openness,
legislation will be placed
before you for the enactment
of a Freedom of Information
Act.”

Speech from The Throne
(2007) of the then newly
elected FNM government—
in the seventh paragraph.

FIRSTLY, after an
absence of a few weeks dur-
ing which time I studied and
subsequently sat exams, I
:. extend a Happy and Pros-

perous New Year to the
_ entire Bahamas.

T IS impossible to
have a functional
democracy with a
dysfunctional press,



.-. therefore the passage of a:

-Freedom. of Information
“Ol Act is pivotal to main-

taining the highest standards

of transparency and
_ accountability, and elimi-
nating much of the secrecy
’ currently shrouding our gov-
- ernment ministries/depart-
ments.

I have been reliably
informed that the first draft
of the landmark FOI Act
- has been projected to be dis-
tributed to media houses for
perusal and feedback in the
~ very near future.

Even more; such a draft ;

should be circulated for ‘pub-

_ lic consultation before being’
_ presented to the House of

Assembly. Once reasonable
modifications are account-

' _ ed for and a sagacious con-

sultative exercise is com-
plete, the government must
hastily get on with passing

. this important legislation.
The Bahamas iis an
“Snformation poor” country,
where citizens are grossly
kept in the dark on happen-
ings within government.
A It h-o u gh
.. information/knowledge is
” power, many. Bahamians are
ill-informed, persistently
ducked by their servants

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ,

LOCAL NEWS

Freedom of Information



GIBSON

Ne DA ES ae IN



Freedom of Information
Acts gives citizens the legal
right to information held by
the government, and creates
a mechanism by which this
information can be received.



(politicians) and -hood-
winked by certain corrupt
political figures whose trans-
gressions are veiled in secre-
cy.
In the words of Thomas
Jefferson, the third US pres-

ident, who was pitilessly °.

assailed by the press and yet

he took his criticism with

dignity:

“The basis of our govern-
ment’s being the opinion of
the people, the very first
object should be to keep
that right, and were it left
for me to decide whether we
should have a government
without newspapers or
newspapers without a gov-
ernment, I should not hesi-
tate a moment to prefer the
latter.”

In 2007, the introduction
of a FOI Bill was promised
by the FNM government in
the Speech from the Throne
following their electoral vic-
tory.

- The government promised
to strengthen and deepen

our democracy by making.
information available to the ©

media, disclosing all agree-
ments with foreign investors,
regularly reporting to the
public on the state of the
country and by upholding a
code of ethics for ministers
and MPs.

Freedom of Information
Acts gives citizens the legal
right to information held by
the government, and creates
a mechanism by which this
information can be received.

However, sometimes
there are exceptions to the
publishing of certain “sen-
sitive” national security



wees,

Ree

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GHAPTER 338

information.
The US created:a FOA
in 1966 that applies to all
'. federal agencies. Agencies
are required to comply with
public solicitations for infor-
. mation, and are subject to
penalties for doing other-
wise.

The UK followed suit in
2000, with an Act that gives
citizens the right to ask for,
and be given, information
held by a public authority.

Across the globe, more
than 70 countries have
implemented some form of

FOIA. Sweden has the’

world’s. oldest Freedom of
the Press Act, which was
passed in 1766. While we in
the Bahamas are still behind
the eighth-ball, the Barba-
dian government pledged to
pass a FOIA (seemingly
Stalled since 2008), and sev-
eral other Caribbean coun-
tries are, figuratively speak-
ing, light years ahead, par-
-ticularly. as places such as
Antigua and Barbuda, Aru-
ba, Cayman Islands,
Dominican
Jamaica, Trinidad and Toba-
go-and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines have already
adopted FOIA or similar
legislation. $

A FOI Act is long over-
due, as politicians and other
public officials have inces-
santly sought to create. a

totalitarian.society by _

manipulating the press, set-
ting up sleuths to attack the
media and/or trying to sup-
press information via pro-
paganda tools such as ZNS.
Although reporters at the
Broadcasting Corporation

GN 1160

Republic, :



finally seem to be breaking
out of the mould, legislation
must also be passed to
ensure ZNS’s independence

‘from political influence and -

that reporters adhere to the
motto of “swearing to the
dogmas of no master” (The

- Tribune’s motto).

The Broadcasting Act,
which established the
Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas, must be
reformed pursuant to what
appears to have been indi-
cated and recommended in
the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority’s

(URCA) most recent
report.
After leaving ZNS for pri-

vate radio, embattled for-
mer talk show host Darold
Miller publicly expressed his
excitement about being
THT EE

“Yes, I have to admit,”
said Mr Miller, “ZNS. tied
my hands-a little bit after
the PLP came to power, but
I’m free now.” _

There remain those pub-
lic officials who hold the

_ view that information must

be funneled through them-

- selves before reaching the

media, contemptuously
looking down upon the jour-
nalistic fraternity!
Undoubtedly, an FOI Act
would advance democracy,
force government officials

to speak candidly and fur-

ther the creation of an
informed citizenry. This Act
would make the release of
public documents, such as
housing contracts, obligato-
ry under law. All ministers
and government officials
(our servants) will have to
speak to inquiring, more
empowered journalists.
Isn’t it just snobbish and
downright condescending
when any public official
advocates that information
be funneled between herself
and reporters? How can



anyone, who serves the peo-
ple, be “instituting a per-
sonal policy” on their time?
The Bahamas is a cash-
driven, materialistic society
in which certain politicians
are corrupt, vain kleptoma-
niacs who fancy them8elves
to be among an unaccount-
able elite. Here, corruption
among politicians and public
officials vary and is inclusive
of bribery, embezzlement,
graft, nepotism, patronage,
extortion, cronyism, kick-
backs and bid-rigging.
Corruption is a mainstay
of Bahamian politics as
more than a handful of
politicians are suspected of
stealing money or soliciting
bribes to maintain lavish
lifestyles and/or dole out
contracts to reward cronies
and seek patronage. Locally,
there’s no doubt that sever-
al politicians have used their
position in government to
shaft: the public: and/or

- investors and amass cash

and valuables that are stock-
piled in bulging secret bank
accounts/safes:
Moreover, the Bahamas
has a large public sector
which, due to its size, is ripe

_for corruption. Many gov-

ernment-owned corpora-

tions are hotbeds teeming .

with political cronies. In

recent years, empowered °

politicians have also been
accused of manipulating the

“inner workings of. law

enforcement agencies—
from the police to customs,
As it relates to the expendi-
ture of public funds, a FOIA
would assist in precluding

ministers and other public .

servants from bamboozling
and ducking reporters and
other interested parties in

their pursuit of perlinent :

information?

The government must
also move to repeal the Offi-
cial Secrets Act (OSA),
passed under colonial rule

”

al to democracy

/ THE NEED TO |
KNOW: The govern-
ment promised to
strengthen and
deepen our democ-
racy by making: ~
information avail-
able to the media ...

in 1911, which makes it an
offence for civil servants to
divulge information gleaned
during their employment,
even after they may have
retired or resigned. Unless
_ repealed, an OSA co-exist-
ing alongside a FOI Act
would be paradoxical as cer-

tain officials will still be

tasked with seeking the go-'
ahead from their superiors
to speak a diluted truth.

Indeed, a FOIA is not a
panacea for all of the
nation’s problems, but it is a
worthy start to openly
addressing many of the con-
cerns andiissues that we as a
nation face. It would also be
of the essence that alongside
the passage of such an Act
an office of Ombudsman is
established, to serve ‘as a
watch dog, hear complaints
against Members of Parlia-
ment and other government
agencies, and possibly to
~provide independent over-
sight. Frankly, the office
should be held by a well vet-
ted, non-partisan Bahamian
or, since that is near impos-
sible, by a qualified foreign-
er. A well-informed media
can avoid calamity through
information. We must never
apologise for attempting to
report on information. that
the public deserves to know.
The media is the watchdog
that helps citizens to find
ways of approaching and/or

questioning the government. ’

A Freedom of Informa-
tion Act is vital to ensuring
better governance and that
democracy would flourish.

Although Bahamians are
incredibly docile, local poli-
tics is salvageable but only
by focusing on the issues and
steadily developing a com-
pletely different political
ethos.

Freedom of information
must be seen as an essential

“aspect in moving our coun-
try forward!

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tourism and financial services, to a competi-

lights the synergies of business and leisure
opportunities.

The allocation of venture capital for entre-
preneurs can assist in the diversification of
our economy and the establishment of new
industries such as food processing, consulting

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A: a nation we must move from an
economic model that seems stuck |

tive diversified model that expands public
revenue, liberalizes our economy and high-’

and advisory services, information technolo-

research and development setups, canning, .

To drive the Bahamian economy, it is
imperative that we enhance our position as a
financial and investment capital, tourism and
leisure centre, and also evolve into more of a
cultural and economic hub, retail node and an
international logistics management centre.
What is it that impairs from thinking out-
side of the box?

Pressing

The organisers of the upcoming 20th annu-
al-Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO) appear
to have the right idea with their theme
“Diversifying the Bahamas Economy; Fact,
Fiction or The Real Alternative.” Slated to

by organiser Joan Albury, “discusses com-
patible industries and oppprtunities we can
develop for the benefit ofjall Bahamians,”
can offer ideas and solutions that can foster
the long-term national development of our
nation and potentially better the economic
welfare of the country.



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FRIDAY, JANJARY 7, 2011, PAGE 9



Wanted bulletin
issued for ‘cross
dressing bandit’

POLICE issued a wanted bulletin for a slim built
man of medium brown complexion, thought to be the
cross dressing bandit who robbed Fidelity Bank, Robin
Hood branch, earlier this week.

The suspect wore a wig and glasses during the day-

light robbery.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

When last seen, the man believed to be 30-36 years
old, was wearing grey pants and a light colour shirt.

He also wore a dark brown straight wig with bangs in
front and dark brown ladies glasses.

The suspect also had a U-shape scar on the left fore-

arm.

‘es.

The police have listed his height as 5-foot, 9-6 inch-



THE SUSPECT pictured with wig and glasses and without.



PLP OFFICER RON ROLLE BANISHED FROM OFFICES ‘OVER DEREK RYAN SUPPORT’

FROM page one

already put forward their
nomination for Mr Ryan.

Mr Rolle, it was said,.was
quite passionate in his
address, even bordering on
outright rudeness, even
towards the party’s leader, in
his condemnation of the
PLP’s move to deny Mr
Ryan’s candidacy.

When contacted by The
Tribune yesterday, Mr Rolle
said it was not long thereafter
that he was informed by the
party’s secretary general Bar-
bara Pierre that he could no
longer work out of the PLP’s
* headquarters.

“The secretary general ver-
bally communicated that the
office I was to be transferred
to that they needed that for

“the campaign coordinator,
even though I am very much a
part of that team as well,” he
said.

Now, Mr Rolle ed he has
been moved from one office
to the next to be only asked

again to be removed from this
latest one.

Mr Rolle said that he feels
that this “juvenile” tactic is
coming. as a direct result of
his open support for Mr
Ryan, and cried shame on the

_ party’s chairman who he

blames for mishandling the
entire affair.
“Mr Robetts and I never

. had a relationship like how

(former PLP chairman)
Glenys (Hanna-Martin) and
I had. He isn’t the kind of per-
son where you can push any-
thing down his mouth and he
has to swallow it. But I will
not allow Bradley Roberts to
be able to move me. I will
deal with him at the appro-
priate place which is the
National General: Council,”
Mr Rolle vowed.

In hearing of the party offi-
cer’s threats, Mr Roberts said
he was unwilling to comment

“on any rubbish from Ron

Rolle.”
When asked to explain

what Mr Rolle meant when.

he said that he will deal with

him at the party’s National
Council, Mr Roberts said he
had no idea, nor did he wish
to comment on it.

To put it mildly, Mr
Roberts said this newspaper
had reached the wrong per-
son to talk to “about foolish-
ness.” °

“If he wants to deal with

me, fine! We live in a democ-
racy,” he added.
_ However, a number of per-
sons within the PLP’s
Kennedy branch phoned The
Tribune yesterday to voice
their support of what Mr
Rolle had done.

Larry Butler, a stalwart
councillor within the party
and public relations officer
for the Kennedy branch, said
Mr Rolle had been treated
“most unfairly by the party.”

“Ron Rolle is responsible
for most of those events peo-
ple see take place at PLP

headquarters, the Labour
. Day parade and a bunch of

others. He is being treated
most unfairly; most unfairly. I
think (party leader) Perry

Three times more
child abuse cases

Christie is going to regret this
because a lot of party officers
are not happy with this. They
need to get this right,” he said.

Another Kennedy branch
officer who phoned The Tri-

bune added: “It is most unfor-
tunate what they are doing to
Ron. He has been a fixture in
the PLP for years, and if he
cannot speak his mind at a
party meeting then who can?

The party has to listen to the
voices of its membership. The

_people in our branch wanted
Derek Ryan, not Dion Smith.
So we will see how they han-
dle this.”

ANGER AFTER STRAW VENDOR ‘MANHANDLED BY OFF-DUTY OFFICER’

FROM page one

the police “are a little too aggressive” and should
allow the vendors to “work and serve us.”

Farah, was “doing, her job and minding her own

business.”

Family members of the alleged victim called for

Bystanders were trying to determine the reason
for the arrest. They claim the woman, Dinah

the officer that “put their hands on my sister” to
be fired. Police officials were not available for
comment up to press time.

DEREK RYAN WILL RUN AS INDEPENDENT IF NOT CHOSEN BY THE PLP

FROM page one

Kennedy, that he has only
been ratified by the nation-
al council.

She said: “Mr Ryan is
very much still in the race,
and if he is not chosen to be
the PLP candidate for
Kennedy, with the support

of the residents of Kennedy

he will be running as an

independent in the next

election.
“He wants to serve the
people of Kennedy.”

According to Ms Butler, -

the PLP has a sitting resolu-
tion which states that a ten-
person candidates commit-
tee must come to an amica-
ble decision, along with
members of the branch, who
then will pass their decision
to the council.

“The council must sit with

the committee and branch
before a decision’can be giv-
en,” she said. -

“PLP sources told The Tri-
bune in early December that
party hierarchy had cast
aside the branch's choice of
Mr Ryan and the candidacy
decision was between Craig
Butler and Mr Smith.

Mr Smith was later named
the candidate for the con-
stituency.

FROM page one

sented a frightening reality. that has pervaded
Bahamian society for decades.

Mr Maycock said: “What we’re seeing is a
cycle, a lot of these children are having children

~ so training children, or training young adults.

to be parents that’s not evident anymore
because children just don’t have it. They don’t
have the skills, they don’t have the experi-
ence, they don’t even have the nurturing in
their own homes. So then the children that
they are bearing, they come into the world
without the love, the care, the attention, the
blessings of a parent who has the maturity to
nurture them .and help them become func-
tional in our society.”

Due to the social, educational and financial
limitations of young parents, Mr Maycock said
the risk for abuse is especially high because
improper methods learnt during their child-

hood are transferred to their children. The
phenomenon has prompted the Department of
Social Services, in partnership with the numer-

. ous agencies, to pursue a National Parenting

Programme. .
Mr Maycock added: “What we end up with

is a large dysfunctional part of our society and °

the cycle continues — we need to break that,
otherwise neglect is always going to be very
high. It’s a process where we’re trying to train
this generation and hopefully the next gener-
ation won’t be going through this same thing
all over again.’

Child abuse is defined as the neglect, aban-

‘donment, physical; emotional, sexual abuse:

or general maltreatment of a child by an older
person or by someone who is responsible for

- the child’s well-being.

Persons who may suspect or have any infor-

mation concerning incidents of child abuse .

are urged to contact the government’s child
abuse hotline at 322-2763.

Wage ceiling increase at
N ational Insurance Board

FROM page one

increase scheduled for July
2010.

Effective January 1, the
weekly salary ceiling on
which employed persons
would contribute to the
National Insurance Board
was increased from $400 to
$500.

The increases implement
recommendations made by
the board’s actuaries and the
Social Security Reform
Commission report of 2005
to ensure the benefits that
are received are relevant to
persons who make more
than $400 a week.

Changes to national
insurance regulations were
also mandated as current
contribution levels indicat-
ed that funds — given the
current benefit expense —
could only be sustained until
around 2032.

Mr Cargill said: “In order
to ensure the longevity of
the fund over the longer
term we have to reform

national insurance and part

of the reform is to revise the
contribution wage ceiling
and the contribution rate to
ensure that the fund is sus-
tained over the longer term.

These reforms were passed .

unanimously by both the
government and the opposi-
tion in the House of Assem-
bly. It is recognised that
these reforms are neces-
sary.”

In the following years, he
said, the contribution ceil-
ing will be increased every
two years, using the
Bahamas retail price index,
plus an extra two per cent
above price inflation as
wages often increase by
more than goods and ser-
vices.

Mr Cargill added: “It
means that they are going to
get a higher pension bene-
fit, higher sickness benefit,
higher maternity benefit,
higher claims benefit —- so
every benefit they receive
will also increase. While
they’re paying more, they’re

also receiving cubaeauielis
more from the National
Insurance Board.”

Despite noted benefits,
Chamber of Commerce offi-
cials claim that any rise in
taxes — due to the current
economic climate — will
prove challenging for busi-
nesses.

Khaalis Rolle, president
of the Chamber of Com-
merce, said: “Any increase
in cost of doing business is a
hard pill to swallow. Busi-
nesses are already struggling
— I mean we knew it was
coming, but knowing that it
was coming and being able
to prepare for it are two dif-
ferent things. Especially
when, you are already deal-
ing with very tight budgets
but it’s the reality of doing
business in the Bahamas
now. We just hope that this
is the last in increases in tax-
es we’re going to see this
year. We can ill afford any-
more rise in cost of doing
business — especially through
taxes.”

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Cardinal: pope stunned
by anti-Christian violence

VATICAN CITY
Associated Press



POPE Benedict XVI is stunned by
the wave of violence and intolerance
toward Christians around the world,
Italy's top churchman said Thursday at
Epiphany services. _

"Together with the Holy Father,
Benedict XVI, we are stunned in the
face of religious intolerance and so
much violence, and we are asking our-
selves, in sorrow: why?" said Cardi-
nal Angelo Bagnasco, president of
Italy's bishops conference in an
Epiphany homily in Genoa. Bagnasco,
in his role at the influential Italian
bishops body, works closely with the
pontiff and other Vatican officials.

Christian Copts in Egypt, where a’

bomb outside a church on Jan. 1 killed
21 people, mark Christmas on Jan. 7,
will flock to Christmas vigil services
on Thursday evening. Other Ortho-

dox Christians also celebrate Ji esus'

birth on Jan. 7.

. Speaking from his studio window
overlooking St. Peter's Square, Bene-
dict told pilgrims and tourists he was
offering heartfelt greeting and wishes
to "the brothers and sisters of the East-
ern churches who tomorrow will cele-
brate Holy Christmas."

He prayed that Christians would be
"strengthened in faith, hope and char-
ity" and that "comfort be given to
communities that are suffering" — a
reference to the wave of violence.

Deadly attacks on Christians also
bloodied Christmas celebrations Dec.
25 in Nigeria and the Philippines.
Catholics in Baghdad have been wor-
shipping in a bloodstained basilica
since an assault there last fall claimed
68 lives, including those of two priests.

Asking why "voices the chilling
question that is rising from so many
places on Earth," the Italian news

agency ANSA quoted Bagnasco as

saying in Genoa's cathedral.
- Italian authorities said they were
increasing security measures outside



NAJAF, Iraq
Associated Press

HUNDREDS of raucous supporters celebrat-

’ the tiny Coptic minority in Rome,

guided the kings. What's important

churches for Christmas services for .

Iragi cleric implores followers to show discipline

Milan and elsewhere in Italy.

"We feel bitterness and sorrow for:
what we suffered in Egypt," Coptic
Orthodox Bishop Barnaba el Soryany,
told Associated Press Television
News. He add that while there will be
a Mass, there will be no festivities.
"How can we celebrate Christmas
after all that happened in Egypt?" the
bishop said, speaking at the ‘Virgin
Mary Coptic church in Rome.

Benedict earlier marked the
Roman Catholic church's last major
Christmas period holiday on Thurs-
day by celebrating Epiphany Mass in
St. Peter's Basilica. The feast day
recalls the Gospel's account of the
journey by the three kings or "wise
men," guided by a star, to pay
homage to the baby Jesus, and many
faithful exchange gifts.

The pope noted that astronomers
over the centuries have wondered
about what kind of star was in the
sky, including what he called in "inter-
esting" theories, like one holding that
a supernova explosion might have

to remember, Benedict said, was that
the voyagers were "in search of the
true light" of God.

Benedict reiterated long-held
church teaching that God's design is
behind the creation of the universe.

"The universe is not the result of
chance, as some want to make us
believe," the pope said in his homily.
"Contemplating it (the universe), we
are invited to read something pro-
found in it -- the wisdom of the Cre- -
ator, the inexhaustible imagination
of God, his infinite love for us," Berie- ~
dict said. :

"We shouldn't let our minds be lim-
ited by theories that always only go so
far and that, if we look carefully, aren't
at all in contradiction with faith but do
not succeed in explaining the ultimate

sense of reality," the pope said, musing . POPE Benedict XVI holds the Holy Gospel as



he celebrates an Epiphany Mass inside

on the Gospel account of the wise _ St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Benedict XVI is stunned by
men searching for Jesus shortly after the wave of violence and intolerance toward Christians around the world, Italy's top

his birth.

ed the return of firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr Thursday after his emergence from four
years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to
show more discipline and restraint.

The populist whose militiamen once battled

American and Iraqi forces left Iraq in 2007.

Then, he was seen as a powerful but unpre-
dictable leader of a street-fighting organization.
Upon his return Wednesday, he was a legiti-
mate political figure heading an organized move-
ment that is a key partner, in Prime Minister
Nouri al-Maliki's new government.

The first public statement from him since his
return, issued by his office Thursday, seemed
designed to reinforve that image.

"IT have seen only love and loyalty from you .

and this is exactly what you have seen from me,
but the lack of discipline displayed by some of
you, while I was performing my religious rituals
and public matters, has bothered and harmed

me. I demand you to exercise discipline," he.

said.

He was referring to the rapturous reception by
hundreds of followers a day earlier, while he
visited a holy shrine. Crowds chanted, "Muqta-
da is our only leader." Officials from his office
said the cleric felt other politicians might view
those cries as provocative.

Al-Sadr made no public appearances. Accord-
ing to his office in Najaf, al-Sadr will give a
speech on Saturday although there was no infor-
mation on where the speech would be delivered.

A swarm of al-Sadr's bodyguards — dressed in
black clothes and flak jackets and armed with
automatic rifles — deployed around his house in
the al-Hanana neighborhood in central Najaf
where followers were waiting to meet him.

One of the youngest among those gathered
outside al-Sadr's house was 9-year-old

Mexican police arrest two
in Tijuana beheading

TIJUANA, Mexico
Associated Press

TWO purported drug dealers were arrested
Thursday on suspicion of decapitating a man
who owed them money and hanging his sev-
ered head from a bridge in the border city of
Tijuana.

Baja California state prosecutor Fermin
‘Gomez said the suspects, Joel Barriga and
Alfredo Avila, were captured with seven assault
rifles and acknowledged killing the victim.

Rames. Mendoza, 30, was reported missing
last week. His bullet-ridden head was found
dangling from a bridge Monday, fastened with
nylon rope and a metal ring.

Also Thursday, two men were found shot to
death in the trunk of a car parked outside the
General Hospital in Tijuana. Their hands and
feet were bound and their bodies bore signs of
torture, according to a state police report.

miss you and don't leave us again,
’ Supporters hung banners on nearby buildings...
One of them read: "Yes, yes to our leader. Here

Gunmen later attacked three men driving
past a shopping mall, killing one and wounding
the other two. .

Cartel-style violence largely abated in Tijua-
na after the January 2010 capture of Teodoro
"El Teo" Garcia Simental, one of two reputed
crime bosses allegedly caught up in a bloody
turf war in the city across from San Diego.

But Tijuana has seen a series of beheadings,
bridge hangings and shootings since President
Felipe Calderon visited in October and touted
the city as a success story in his four-year-old
drug war.

Still, violence remains below levels in 2008,
when the turf war reached its peak, and Tijua-
na is calmer than Mexican cities along the
northeastern border.

In the northeastern city of Monterrey, gun-
men sprayed a prison Thursday with machine
gun fire and hurled at least one grenade that
failed to explode. Nobody was injured.

ANTI-AMERICAN cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is surrounded by bodyguards in the Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq,
. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Hundreds of raucous supporters celebrated the return of the firebrand Iraqi cleric Thurs-

churchman said Thursday at Epiphany services. (AP)



day after his emergence from four years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to show more discipline and

restraint. (AP)

Mohammed Sadiq, who was accompanied by his
uncle. "I'd like to kiss his hands and tell him: 'I
'" said Sadiq.

we are at your service our master Muqtada."
Another banner said: "We renew our allegiance
to our leader Muqtada al-Sadr."

The cleric was believed to be meeting with
Iraq's most revered Shiite figure, Grand Aya-

tollah Ali al-Sistani, on Thursday but the meet-

ing could not be confirmed.

Many Iraqi politicians could not be reached for
comment Thursday, indicating the sensitivity
that is felt in Iraq about the return of one of
the country's most powerful and unpredictable
politicians. .

Al-Sadr has legions of followers among Iraq's
downtrodden Shiite masses who see him as a
champion of their rights against both the Sunnis
who dominated Iraq under Saddam Hussein and
other Shiite political parties such as al-Maliki's
Dawa party, which represents more of the Shiite
middle class.

UNDER pouring rain, a soldier stands guard next to packages containing marijuana duting a pre-
sentation to the media in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. According to the army, 723 kilo-
grams of marijuana were seized on Sunday during a joint operation with the Tijuana Police. (AP)

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Dominican
Republic hack
to deporting
Haitians

SANTO DOMINGO,
Dominican Republic
Associated Press

THE Dominican Republic
has launched its first major
crackdown on illegal Haitian
immigrants since last year's
devastating earthquake,
rounding up and deporting
hundreds of people in recent
days, officials said Thursday.

Haiti and the Dominican
Republic share the Caribbean
island of Hispaniola and have
a long history of cross-border
tension. Relations improved
in the aftermath of the Jan. 12
quake, with the Dominican
government providing assis-
tance and serving as a stag-
ing ground for the interna-
tional relief effort. Still,
human rights groups com-
plain that Haitians are sub-
jected to bitter discrimina-
tion.

The Dominican govern-
ment, which suspended
deportations after the earth-
quake, resumed anti-illegal
immigration efforts this week,
stopping and detaining peo-
ple at checkpoints around the
country. In a rare move,
checkpoints were also set up
outside the capital.

More than 700 Haitians
have been deported since
Monday and more are .
expected in coming days, said
Ambiorix Rosario, Depart-
ment of Migration
spokesman.

Dominican officials said
the crackdown is necessary
to stem growing illegal immi-
gration since the earthquake
and to prevent the spread of
cholera, which has killed
more than 3,000 people in
Haiti since the outbreak
began in October. About 150
have been sickened in the
Dominican Republic.

"We are trying to strength-
en our immigration controls
to prevent Haitian citizens
and people of other nation-
alities from illegally entering

our. territory,".said Sigfrido~ -

Pared Perez, director of the=::
Department of Migration. "In
no case have we violated any-
one's human rights."

Immigration agents and:
soldiers were stopping and
questioning people as they
reached the outskirts of the
capital in buses and vans that
each day carry people from
Haiti to Santo Domingo.
Those without the required
papers were being loaded up
on buses and taken back to
the border.

"If I was alone, I'd be back
in Haiti, that's my country,
but I have three kids and
need to work," an unidenti-
fied woman told local televi-
sion station CDN before she
was taken on a bus back to
the border carrying a small
suitcase.

The United Nations esti-
mated before the earthquake
that some 600,000 Haitians
were living illegally in the
Dominican Republic.
Dominican authorities say
that number has grown to 1
million over the past year, in
a country with a population
of nearly 10 million. Migrants
tend to work harvesting sugar
cane, as domestic servants or
in other low wage jobs.

Human rights groups criti-
cized the deportations, accus-
ing authorities of stopping
and questioning people based
on their physical appearance.










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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 11



For Rio slum residents, police a mixed blessing

In brie

Egypt Christians
mark mournful
Christmas Eve Mass

CAIRO
Associated Press



EGYPT'S Christians
packed churches Thursday for
mournful Christmas Eve
Masses, weeping and donning
black in place of colorful holi-
day clothes, under a heavy

security cordon by police out

of fear of another attack like

the New Year's suicide bomb- :

ing of a church that killed 21
people.

At church gates around the |
country, police and church |

staff checked the IDs of those

entering the services — and |
their wrists, where many |
Egyptian Christians bear the |

tattoo of a cross.

Al-Qaida in Iraq had threat-
ened Christians in Iraq and
Egypt in the weeks leading up
to the holidays and Saturday's
deadly bombing. Militant web-
sites have even posted names
and addresses of churches in
Egypt to target, raising fears of
a follow-up attack on celebra-
tions of the Orthodox Christ-
mas, which Egypt's Coptic
Christian minority marks on
Friday. :

Still, turnout was heavy, as
Christians said they were deter-

mined to-attend. Muslims also |
joined some services as a show |
of solidarity, getting permission |

from church officials ahead of

time to get through police lim- |

iting access to Christians.

The two faiths were strug-
gling to find some kind of
healing after the deadliest
attack on the minority com-
munity in a decade. Saturday's
attack unleashed a wave of
fury by Copts over what they
say is deep anti-Christian sen-
timent among Muslims and
the state's failure to address it
and protect Christians. For
days afterward, Copts clashed
with police in unusually fierce
riots, and there was concern

of new unrest after Thursday's

‘Mass.
’ But healing was hard to

come by, with some Copts |
skeptical anything will change. |



RIO DE JANEIRO
Associated Press

AT HIS barbershop carved into the
steep flank of a Rio hillside slum, Jose
do Carmo dos Santos used to cut the
hair of the neighborhood's drug deal-
ers and of the addicts who walked up
the narrow alleyways for a fix and

stuck around for the $5 trims.

His only request of the drug trade's
foot soldiers was that they not flash
their assault rifles around the shop
and scare away customers. Above all,
Ze do Carmo, as he's known in the
Santa Marta shantytown, is a busi-
nessman.

But then in 2008 police stormed
Santa Marta to evict the dealers as
the community became the pilot in a
program to root out gangs and bring
government services to slums long
abandoned by the state. The program
has since been replicated in a dozen
slums, all in a bid to make one of the
world's more dangerous cities safer
before the 2014 World Cup and the

‘2016 Olympics. Police. took control of

three more shantytowns Thursday in
what they described as a peaceful
operation. :

The program has transformed the
slums, bringing improved security, util-
ities and investment, and incorporating
local businesses into the formal econ-
omy. But the changes also have driven
up rents and increased bureaucracy,
pushing many of the poorest residents
further to.the margins.

For Ze do Carmo, the new, mon-

.eyed clients who are arriving in Santa

Marta offer a chance to sell beer at a

higher price from his barbershop at:

night, and to jack up rent in the six
houses he owns from $180 to $300.

"Things are very good and improv-
ing," said Ze do Carmo. "We're inte-
grating with the city in a way I've nev-
er seen. My clientele used to include a
lot of addicts. Now I even get tourists
who come up here to see the commu-
nity and take advantage of our prices
for a haircut." A

Garbage collectors come by more
frequently, although they still avoid
the sheerest heights, where precari-
ously perched shacks are accessible

only after a strenuous hike. _.
The utility company has started to |

install power cables to replace the
thick, tangled mess of wires that
brought pirated electricity to the com-

munity in unreliable spurts. Internet”

and cable companies are offering

a

COSTUMERS have their hair cut at the Ze do Carmo barbershop at the Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday,



Jan. 4, 2011. From his barbershop carved into the steep flank of the hillside slum where he grew up, Jose do Carmo used to

cut the hair of the neighborhood's drug dealers and

the $5 trims. (AP)

packages tailored to residents of the

favelas, as the slums are known.
The massive "bailes funk" — parties

fueled by a bass-heavy beat and, police

say, by drugs provided by traffickers
— have been banned. -

In their place, Santa Marta's main
square is hosting more sedate samba
shows led by a band from the city's
affluent south side, where favela resi-
dents, paying $6, mix with middle-
class youngsters who pay $18 for the
music and the thrill of going into an
area they wouldn't have dared enter

. before. .

Antonia Carlos Gomes, who is rais-
ing twin 4-year-old girls alone on a
hospital janitor's salary, is consider-
ing moving to Santa Marta, which is
within walking distance of a beach
and public transportation.

For $240 a month, she could move

from her cramped apartment in a pub-
lic housing building to a small house
on the hillside shantytown and cut her
rent in half. 3 ;

"It's cleaner here now, and it's
safer," she said, sipping a beer after
talking to a landlord.

Some, however, are less enamored
with the changes.
_ A survey by the state government
showed real estate prices in some
slums skyrocketed up to 400 percent
after police took control and outsiders
started eyeing the still-affordable liv-
ing space.

For lifelong resident Leidemar Bar-.

reto, who ekes.out a living reselling
clothes from her home to raise six chil-
dren, government attention has meant
higher'rent and bills she can't afford.
The moisture trickling down the:
granite hillside on which the slum is

of the addicts who-walked up.the narrow alleyways for a fix and stayed for

built permeates the hot, windowless
room she rents and rots the wooden
walls. The beams supporting the floor
buckle in places, leaving her sick with
worry for her 6-year-old, who barrels
in and out of the house heedless of
the danger.

Sewage runs in open troughs, and
the smell hangs thick in the air — a
reminder of how much the communi-
ty still lacks. For this home, she pays
$180 — half her monthly earnings and
double the original rent. ;

" All these changes, the cable car to

‘the top, safer streets, are good, but

it's been nothing but struggle for me,"
she said. "J want to leave, but where ,
can I go from‘here?"

Integrating into the favela's new
economy and the city's job market
also is much harder for young people
without much formal education.





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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US claims Vietnamese police
roughed up American diplomat

HANOI, Vietnam
Associated Press

POLICE roughed up an American
diplomat in Vietnam and repeatedly
slammed a car door on his legs when
he went to visit a prominent dissident,
an official in Washington said Thurs-
day, detailing an encounter that
prompted a strong U.S. protest.

Christian Marchant, a political offi-
cer at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, was
expected to make a full recovery after
being roughed up while trying to visit
the detained dissident, said the U.S.
official, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not autho-
rized to disclose details. ¢

Neither the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi
nor outgoing Ambassador Michael
Michalak would describe the incident,
but he said.the U.S. had protested
what occurred Wednesday in the cen-
tral city of Hue.

"The Unitéd States. government,

both here in Hanoi and in Washington;

Rees Nea





has lodged a strong, official protest
with the government of Vietnam
regarding the treatment of one of our
diplomats," Michalak told reporters
Thursday during his farewell press
briefing.

He called the issue a matter of grave
concern, saying foreign diplomats are
protected under international law.

"All governments are responsible
for complying fully with the Vienna
Convention on diplomatic relations,
including ensuring the safety and secu-
rity of diplomatic personnel," he said.

The State Department summoned
in the Vietnamese ambassador to
Washington to protest the incident,
according to State Department
spokesman Mark. Toner.

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga
said the government is reviewing the
incident, but added that foreign diplo-

mats also have a responsibility to abide |

by the host country's laws.
Marchant's work on human rights

was recently recognized with an award
from the State Department.

A 2009 U.S. State Department
report on Vietnam's human rights
record said political activists and fam-
ily members were regularly prevented
from meeting with foreign diplomatic
representatives.

U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia said
Marchant was attacked outside the
home of Catholic priest Thadeus
Nguyen Van Ly, wrestled to the

ground, put into a police car and dri-

ven away.

Marchant's father, Marlow J.
Marchant, said in an e-mail that his
son had asked him not to comment on
the attack.

"I would love to talk about my son
but I will respect his request,"
Marchant, an engineering professor at
Eastern Kentucky University in Rich-
mond, Kentucky, said in an e-mail
Thursday to The Associated Press.

The Marchant family lived in Ari-
zona, Arkansas, Texas and Utah

before settling in Kentucky, accord-
ing to Marlo Marchant. Christian
Marchant has served the State Depart-
ment in Beijing and Prague before
going to Hanoi, his father said.

Ly, 63, one of Vietnam's best-known
dissidents, was sentenced to eight years
in prison in 2007 on charges of trying to
undermine Vietnam's Communist gov-
ernment. He is under house arrest after
being released last year on medical
parole.

During his trial, Ly shocked the
court by shouting out in protest. Pho-
tos of a police officer covering Ly's
mouth to try to silence him circulated
worldwide. Several members of the
U.S. Congress have repeatedly called
for the priest's release...”

The incident comes a week ahead
of Vietnam's National Party Congress,

when the country's new leaders will :

be announced. Rights groups have crit-
icized crackdowns on dissidents, which
have increased during the run-up to
the event.



LIGH'TSHOW

In these Wednes-.
day, Jan. 5, 2011
photos, fireworks
explode above giant
ice sculptures dur-
ing the opening cer-
emony of the annual
Harbin Ice and
Snow Festival in
Harbin, in northeast
-China’s Hei-
longjiang province.

Ousted patriarch
behind locked —
doors in
Jerusalem

JERUSALEM
Associated Press

SIX years ago, Irineos I:

- Was the patriarch of the

Greek Orthodox Church of
Jerusalem with about 100,000
followers. Today, he sits
behind locked doors in his
Old City apartment, claiming
he has been imprisoned by
the successor who ousted him
in a dispute over sale of
church land to Israelis.

The only way Irineos could
speak to The Associated
Press Thursday was through a
wireless microphone hoisted
at the end of a rope to his roof
— in the same black shopping
bag supporters use nightly to
deliver him groceries,

Reporters who tried to gain
access to Irineos through the
compound's massive metal
door were denied entry by
church guards peering out
through a crack.

"They allow nobody out
and nobody in to visit me,"
said Irineos. "They are afraid
of the people because I'm
loved by the people, and I
love the people," he said into
the AP microphone, peering
over the edge of his roof.

It is a harsh comedown for
a man who ruled his flock for
four years as a revered spiri-
tual figure.

Irineos said his successor,
Theofilos III, will not allow
attorneys, doctors or visitors
to enter the home he has
lived in for almost 40 years,
which sits inside a large
church-owned complex. He
said he's been detained for
three years over his refusal
to concede the patriarchate.

Theofilos replaced Irineos
in 2005 after allegations he
sold church property. to
Israelis seeking to expand the
Jewish presence in east
Jerusalem, which Palestini-
ans claim for the capital of a
future state.

Palestinians consider sale of

land to Jews a serious crime.

Most Orthodox Christians in -
Jerusalem are Palestinians.

Irineos maintains he was
unaware of the transactions
and did nothing wrong. A
report commissioned by the
Palestinian Authority in 2005
concluded he didn't partici-
pate in any of the sales.

"I ask God every day to
reveal the truth," he said.
"There is no patriarch. I'm
the patriarch."

Political feuds inside the
Greek Orthodox communi-

| ty, always complicated, have

turned vicious in recent years.
When Irineos was deposed,
his defenders said the land
sale charges were trumped up
by his political opponents.
The number of Christians
in the West Bank and
Jerusalem has been dwindling
for decades, as followers seek
better economic opportuni-
ties elsewhere. Also, Chris-

‘tians speak of persecution by

the Muslim majority in the
West Bank, but always
anonymously, fearing retri-
bution.

Irineos' replacement was
not recognized by the three
governments with jurisdiction
over the patriarchate —
Israel, Jordan and the Pales-
tinian Authority — until 2007.

A senior patriarchate offi-
cial in Athens, Greece,
denied Irineos is under house
arrest, and several top aides
to Theofilos declined to com-
ment, other than to say Iri-
neos is a liar. Theofilos made
public Christmas appearances
Thursday in Bethlehem, but

was unavailable for comment.

Two officials close to the
Jerusalem patriarchate, one
a prominent bishop who
spoke on condition of
anonymity for fear of retri-
bution, confirmed Theofilos
is holding Irineos against his
will over their feud and fears
Irineos will try reclaim his old
position.

"The new patriarch is pun-
ishing the old one, keeping
him behind closed doors to
secure his position," said
Marwan Tubasi, head of the
Council of Arab Orthodox
Organizations and a Pales-
tinian Authority official who
works closely with church
leaders.

Irineos said he spends his
isolated lays praying, read-
ing and\writing. He still
wears thé traditional black
garb. ani hat of Greek
Orthodoxclergy.

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Oil prices ‘the
800-Ib gorilla’
set to ‘derail’
Our recovery

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor |

The threat from higher oil
prices is “the 800-pound
gorilla in the room” that
threatens to “derail” eco- -
nomic recovery in the

2011, a former finance min-
ister warned yesterday, as .
oil prices broke through the
$91 per barrel mark yester-;
day.

Warning that “any large
escalation of commodity
prices”, especially oil prices}
could knock the Bahamas
and wider economy off
course, James Smith, minis-’
ter of state for finance in the
former Christie government,
said fuel costs were being

_ driven up by demand from
China, India and other
emerging economies..

“T think that’s going to
push prices up quite a bit,

hopefully not too much, but |

it could derail a lot of the
recovery in much of the

world, the US and, by exten-

sion, the Bahamas,” Mr
Smith told the Rotary Club
of West Nassau.

Speaking to Tribune Busi-
ness afterwards, the former
finance minister described

_ oil price increases as the
“800 pound gorilla in the
room” for the Bahamian ~
economy’s 2011 prospects,
given that the issue impact-

SEE page 5B

Government ‘desires’
BEC's URCA regulation

By ALISON LOWE
- Tribune Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

“Government’s desire” is
for the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority

vision of the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) this
_ year, a minister said yester-
day, with a second National
Energy Policy draft now ane
completed.

Phenton Neymour, minis-

the independent regulator
was another key step towards

Bahamas, as URCA would
assist in ensuring fairness
among competitors in a lib-
eralised energy sector.

.Mr Neymour said it “is
government’s desire” that this
occur this year, but he did not
wish to put a timeline on the
transition, except to say that
once the Government deems
that it will move ahead with

months” to execute.

seeking recommendations

from BEC relating to how net :

SEE page 5B



FRIDAY,

SECTION 5

oe

JANUARY. 7,



2011

® detailed fasten eer deta,

Shark dives bite off
$78m tourism spend

io Ban on shark fishing in Bahaanian waters urged to

! By ALISON LOWE
: Tribune Business Reporter
; alowe@tribunemedia.net

A ban on commercial shark

: fishing would help protect the »
: $78 million that shark dive- .
? related tourism is estimated |
? to bring to the Bahamas
: annually, the industry’s poten-
; tial growth and the predator’s _
? role in the sustainability of
? other commercial fisheries in
i this nation, a leading expert
+ said yesterday.
: Working with the Cousteau
? Society,
4 Cousteau, son of legendary
: French explorer and marine
? scientist, Jacques Cousteau,
: is in Nassau this week to sup-
? port the Bahamas National
: Trust (BNT) and the Pew
? Environmental
i ae campaign to Bet the

Pierre-Yves

Group’s

| protect dive industry, fisheries and environment

"' Ill Shark dives said to have earned Bahamas eon
over 20 years, with one predator bringing in

_ $250,000 in tourism revenues during its life

Bahamas and wider world in :





A be a SHARK aught last year off New Providence. .

Goveimentiel enact ib giaiat
tion banning commercial fish-
ing of sharks in the Bahamas.

As shark populations glob-

ally have come under threat
from over-fishing, primarily —

driven by the demand in Asia
for shark fins for soup, a long-
line fishing ban 1 in the 1990s

and lack of local demand
helped the Bahamas remain

one of the few countries with .
an abundant population of

sharks.
However, the advice to the

SEE page 4B

- 5% stopover vis itor
growth eyed for 2011

| By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

Stopover visitor arrivals to

i the Bahamas could grow by

: 5 per cent in 2011 if shaky ,
i growth projections for the-
4 US economy hold true, a for-

: mer finance minister said
: yesterday, although domestic
: and foreign direct investment
? are likely to remain relative-

i ly depressed.

(URCA) to take over super- :

Using Keynesian econom-

: ic to analyse the Bahamian
: economy’s prospects: for
: 2011, James Smith, minister’
: of state for finance in the for-
: mer 2002-2007 Christie gov-
: ernment, said the Bahamas’
ter of state for the environ- } dependence on the US econ-
ment, said placing BEC under ; OMY ~ 10 particular, its
: employment levels - for its.
? well-being “cannot be over-

encouraging the introduction, ; stated”.

of renewable energy in the : 0
:.cent of Bahamian gross
: domestic product (GDP) was _
; generated by the tourism
: industry, with 85 per cent of
: spending in that sector
: derived from US stopover
i Visitors, Mr Smith said that
: the latter spending compo-
: nent, together with domes-
: tic consumption, accounted
putting BEC under URCA’s | esos TO per cent ob dts
regulatory control, this could ; 7

ir Be RON La Re ! US economic developments

Pointing out that 55 per

‘Recalling a study linking

The Government is also ; t Stopover arrivals in the
: Bahamas, who spend 10
; times’ as much as cruise ship

i passengers, Mr Smith said:

“It concluded. that stopover

: arrivals in the Bahamas for
: 2011 could grow as much as 5

per cent if current projec-
tions for the US growth rate
materialise.”

US GDP growth in 2011 is
projected at 2.6 per cent, and
this rate of just under 3 per
cent was projected to pro-
duce the 5 per cent rise in

stopover visitors to the

Bahamas, Mr Smith said.
While the 4.3 per cent
growth in stopover arrivals
to the Bahamas between
January-October 2010 pro-
vided evidence to support
this relationship, Mr Smith

‘warned that it could still be
derailed by US unemploy-

ment, which remained stub-
bornly high at just under 10

per cent.

SEE page 4B

* Former finance minister says four
items account for 40% of government

revenues |

* Adds that foreign direct investment
dropped 48% to $115m in 2010 Q3

* Leading accountant says government
debt becoming ‘problem’, and private





sector cannot sustain more taxes.

| EG CAPITAL MARKETS

| Banks eer
‘Revisit tight
credit policy

* Former finance minister warns good borrowers
being ‘cut off’ by over-zealous loan requirements,
with excess liquidity over $800m

* ‘Huge debt overhang’ from $1.17bn bad loans
set to hold economy back in 2011.

* Expresses ‘disappointment’ over absence of
interest rate cut during recession

By NEIL HARTNELL —
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian commercial banks
were yesterday urged by a former
finance minister to “revisit” their
tight lending policies, arguing that
in seeking to protect loan portfolio
quality the pendulum had swung
too far to the point where good.
quality borrowers were being * “cut

off”.

James Smith, former minister of
state for finance in the 2002-2007
Christie government, told the
Rotary Club of West Nassau that

debt-fuelled domestic consump-
tion, already likely to be depressed
in 2011 by the “overhang” from

SEE page 2B



~ JAMES SMITH

FREEPORT FIRMS ‘UNDER
ATTACK’ ON BOND LETTERS

By NEIL HARTNELL >

Freeport businesses have

“srave concerns” and feel
“tinder attack” over demands
that they be in good-standing
with the National Insurance
Board (NIB) before their
‘over-the-counter’ bond let-
ters are renewed, the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce’s president yesterday
telling Tribune Business that
Customs was even ignoring
payment arrangements

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K. Peter Turnquest
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ATTACK’ ON BOND LETTERS

FROM page 1B

current, unless their balance was zero and up-to-date, their
bond letters were not being renewed for 2011.

“Tt is a significant issue in that I have had numerous calls from
both large and small businesses on the island, some of whom
have entered into arrangements with NIB to get current, and

renew these.

Havoc

As a result, the issue has been creating havoc for the conduct

__ of business and commerce in Freeport. Those without bonded
-, letters are unable to purchase goods duty-free from other :
GBPA licencees for use.in their own businesses, thus forcing :

them to pay duty - something that increases their costs and :

~ erodes profitability.

Mr Turnquest described the result as “increasing the cost of :
- doing business, the cost of living in Grand Bahama”. It also has :
_ the potential to undermine commercial contracts, with con- :
tractors and others who have undertaken to deliver duty-free :
“products and solutions unable to now do so if not current with :
NIB. Questions have been raised already as to whether Customs :
_ can withhold a bond letter when it is not the licensor for the rel- :
evant company in the first place, and Mr Turnquest said: :
.* “Overall, people are kind of getting fed up. They feel we may :
almost literally be under attack, and people are concerned we
“= can’t get past this issue.

-. “We understand the need to be current with NIB, the need :
“. for Customs to collect taxes, but they also have to appreciate :
we’ve gone through a very tough period in terms of business on }
=. the island, and these demands do not help. At the very least, :

~~ ments made with NIB.”

that it could understand what the Government was seeking to }

accomplish and craft a “mutually beneficial arrangement”.

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‘resolved, Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business that such changes :
should involve consultation with the business community, so :



: MEDICAL TOURISM: Pictured (left to right)

Sun, sea, sand and surgery could be

2 : : the future theme of tourism promotions
~: they ought to be cognizant of the payments terms and arrange- : in the Caribbean, as regional govern-
Adding that it was “very urgent” for the situation to be } Sonne re Pe ee
The Miami-based Caribbean Trade
? Centre’s Forum, Medical Tourism - the
state of Medical Services in. the

: Caribbean region, was sponsored by

It was “not acceptable in this day and age” to do otherwise, : Nassau-based Doctors Hospital Health

Mr Turnquest said, as the Coconut Grove Business League sit- } Systems.

The Forum featured Divina Gross-

man, vice-president of engagement, Flori-
da International University; Laura Mare
West, Consul General, the Republic of
Trinidad & Tobago; Tiffany Thompson,
business development consultant, Bar-
bados Tourism Authority; Dr Alejandro
Badia, founder of the Badia Hand to
Shoulder Centre and Ortho Now; Barry
Rassin, president, Doctors Hospital; and
Nalini Bethel, senior promotions direc-
tor, Bahamas Tourist Board. 8
The event brought together some 70

ests.

Florida.

medical tourism forum

. they are still prevented from getting a letter because they are :
_. not.up to date. Even arrangements with NIB are being :
. ignored,” Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business. i
=, “This is absolutely not acceptable, and certainly not fair. :
-.» These are difficult times for Grand Bahama. Large and small :
“businesses have been affected. I’m getting any number of calls, :
- and people have also stopped me on the street to complain :
“-; about this issue. It’s just one more brick on the fire.” 4
Separately, sources have confirmed to Tribune Business that :
the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has written to ;
the Government questioning the legality of tying the renewal :

_ of its licencees’ bond letters to being in good-standing with NIB. :
This policy was instituted by Customs last year as a condition :

of the bond letter renewal. All bond letters expired at the end ;
of 2010, and Tribune Business has been told that Customs has :
not permitted Freeport businesses the usual month’s grace to }



: Nalini Bethel, senior director, Ministry of Tourism; Barry Rassin, president, Doctors Hospital; Gladys
Sands, the Miami-based Consul General for the Bahamas. ;

health and tourism representatives, med-
ical tourism facilitators and other inter-

All exchanged ideas on some of the
most challenging issues of healthcare
tourism affecting the Caribbean.

Held in collaboration with the Badia
Hand to Shoulder Centre of. Miami,
Florida, the forum was held at the Miami
Anatomical Training Centre Doral,



EEE

Banks urged: ‘Revisit’

FROM page 1B

! $1.17 billion worth of loan
|? arrears,
|? depressed further by the

was.set to be

increasingly tough lending

|? criteria imposed by the
4; Bahamian
|: banks.

commercial

Pointing out that this was

|} “not going to help the situa-
? tion”, in terms of assisting
|} consumer spending and pri-
? vate sector investment to
'? take the Bahamas out of
+ recession, Mr Smith said of
|} the banks: “I wish they
/: would revisit that.”

Talking to Tzibune Busi-

ness later, he urged the com-
: mercial banks to begin

- N.I. Contribution Changes |

e.
“Chance

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. 2,000

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 |Employee | Employer| Total

effective January 1, 2011

Pensionable Civil Servants (January to *June 2011}

Insurable
Wages | Employee | Employer} Total

* From July 1, 2014, contributions for Pensionable Civil
Servants will be paid the same fixed ceiling as other .
employed persons ;

All *Self-Employed Persons

insurable | Contributions | —
Wages Payable
$1,733 $152.50
2,000 176.00

, 2,167 > 190.70

Monthly Paid Employed Persons

Insurable
Wages {Employee | Employer| Total





*The contribution rate for self-employed persons in
Class A has increased to 8.8%; they now pay more and
get more. They, like self-employed persons in’Class 8,
are now covered for Industrial benefits,



“I think that once you implement a

policy, it tends to affect the good cred-
it.as well as the bad credit. You want to
improve the loan portfolio, but not cut-
off the best prospects.” |



“cherry-picking” clients,
such as those with unblem-
ished credit histories, good
collateral and solid business
plans, to whom they could
continue lending.

Excess liquidity (the
amount of surplus funds
available for lending) in the
commercial banking system
stood at $802.65 million at
end-November 2010, a huge
sum that has built up over
the past two years as
Bahamian commercial
banks became increasingly
reluctant to lend other than
to the best borrowers.

Mr Smith said it was pos-
sible that, rather than select-
ing the best prospects,
Bahamian commercial
banks might be basing their
“lending policies on loaning
out ‘x per cent’ of funds this
year or matching 2010’s
credit extensions.

Pointing out that over-
zealous credit criteria might
ultimately prevent Bahami-
an commercial banks from
doing what they are in busi-
ness to do, namely lend and
fuel economic growth, the
former finance minister said:
“T think that once you
implement a policy, it tends
to affect the good credit as
well as the bad credit. You
want to improve the loan
portfolio, but not cut-off the
best prospects.”

Analysing the Bahamian
economy’s prospects for
2011, Mr Smith said: “Con-
sumption in 2011 could’be
constrained by the current
debt levels of households
and businesses.”

Pointing out that Bahami-

James Smith

an borrowers were finding

-it increasingly difficult to

service their debt obliga-
tions, with almost 19 per

cent of total outstanding

credit in this nation, totalling
$1.17 billion, in default, the
former finance minister

added: “That’s a huge

amount.

“What is most disturbing
is that $608 million of it rep-
resents mortgage arrears,
and $648 is classified as non-
performing, loans the banks
have stopped accruing inter-
est on because of concerns
over whether they can
recover it.

“That’s a huge debt over-
hang we have to overcome
before we see growth in this
economy. Unless that under-
lying local debt improves,
that portion of consumption
that relies on bank loans will
continue to be challenged in
2011.”

Mr Smith also returned to
his argument that the Cen-

tral Bank of the Bahamas

should have ensured mone-
tary policy was in harmony -
“hand in hand” - with the
Government’s fiscal drive
during the recession through
a reduction in its Discount
Rate, thereby lowering all
lending rates.

Pointing out that the US
Federal Reserve had
worked in step with the:
Obama administration,
holding interest rates artifi-

. cially low through qualita-

tive easing, the former
finance minister said: “In
our context in the Bahamas,
I’m a little disappointed that
we did not see, in my view, a

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a tight credit policy

greater reaction in the mon-
etary sector.

“On the one hand, gov-
ernment increased the
deficit to keep more people
employed, and similarly the
banks should have been

- lowering interest rates. The

Prime Rate has not changed
since 2004, when I was there,
and persuaded the Central
Bank to.drop it from 6.5 per
cent to 5.5 per cent.”

Questioning why the Dis-
count and Prime Rates were
the same in both good and
bad economic times, Mr
Smith said that with the
Government being the
largest domestic debtor, to
the tune of some $2 billion
in outstanding bonds and.
I1OUs, a 1-per cent rate
reduction would have saved
around $20 million in debt
servicing costs.

Those savings, he argued,
could have been used in
efforts such as funding the

-unemployment benefit, for

which the Government had
to transfer $25 million from
the National Insurance
Board’s Medical Branch, or
prevent the Budget cuts in
subventions to private
schools.

Responding to arguments
that such an interest rate cut
would have been a massive
wealth transfer from savers
to borrowers, and “punish”
the likes of pension funds,
Mr Smith said: “Yet we’re _
all in this together.”

He argued that if eco-
nomic circumstances forced
households, workers and the
Government to adjust,
should not pension funds
and account holders also
“adjust”, investing in differ-
ent asset classes to make.up

for reduced returns in one

area. Mr Smith said the
Bahamas’ interest rates were
higher than the likes of the
Cayman Islands, and added:
“We're the only country in
the world that did not lower
interest rates.”



THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 3B





By GAMAL NEWRY

Ss we enter

2011, let it

bring to us

and all of
our families peace, good
health and prosperity, if only
in. your mind. The year 2010
has been very trying and
frightening for all of us, as
we watch our country spiral
down this path of destruc-
tion. It seems we are help-
less to do anything about it,
as we see scheme after
scheme fail. Iam not one to
live in the past, as there is
very little that can be done
to change the past, but it is
to the past that we must
look for lessons that reduce
repetition of the same strate-
gic and tactical errors. We
must look positively to the
future, as it is always what
we make it. With that said, I
am confident that many
challenges will come our
way, so at a minimum one
should be mentally prepared
to face these inevitable
events.

These include the contin-
ued increase in crime-and
violence in our society. The
present approach to crime
management plays a pivotal

.tole, more so than the
affects we see around us. I
am not talking about the
murders, robberies, assaults
and rapes, but rather the
attempt to reduce crime by
addressing the judiciary and
-police, as opposed to an all-
out attack on the social ills
that cause crime. What
appears to be missing or

lacking from our society is |

an aggressive approach to
reducing juvenile delin-
quency which, when left to
fester, evolves into adult
crime. It is bewildering that
Government ministries such
as Education, Social Ser-
vices, Sports, Youth and
Culture are not receiving
more funding, aid and

restructuring as part ofa .

national crime prevention
program.
The current philosophy of

an increased police and’

security presence, alarm sys-
tems, burglar bars, reduced
cash on business. premises
are all responses to crime,
not prevention. If one is to
compare crime and social
disobedience to a disease,
then the aforementioned
ministries can be said ‘to be
the preventative and well-
ness programs. The surveil-
lance systems, tracing
anklets, law enforcement
and the courts are likened
to pills, emergency medicine
and surgery. For example,
in the last 10 years we have
seen more shifts, reassign-
ments, restructuring in the

police and judiciary than in -

all other agencies combined.
It is painfully obvious that
the problem is not the fruit
that we are attempting to
lock-up, but the tree - our
social and cultural infra-
structure.

Education

Whether the education
system has failed becomes a
national debate when the
results of the BGCSE and
_BJC exams are released.
This concern has far-reach-

“ing ramifications that go
beyond our nation’s ability
to compete in the global
marketplace and proving a
qualified and deep pool of
‘employable persons. It
reflects our ability to com-
muniicate and relate to each
other.

Where there is a break-
down in communication
there is confusion, which
leads to frustration, anger

and violence. Rational and:

problem-solving skills are
greatly diminished because
little Johnny cannot read.
After several attempts to
save money by purchasing
an off-market product, only
‘to find that the instructions
are in every language but
English, I have decided to
stick with those products
that have English as their

primary form of communi-'

cation. Of course, the issue
here is not the savings but
the frustration in not being
able to understand what was
required. Similarly, a low
level of education speaks to
the inability of persons to
receive instructions and
understanding these direc-
tions. Out of unintended
shame and embarrassment,
too many times a violent



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roots of crime

SHOOTING SCENE: Police at the scene of the recent shooting in

Fritz Lane.

response is given.

‘Boys will be boys’, says
the mother as her son is
arrested for the third time

for being in possession of ~

marijuana. This should not
be laughed at, but used to
our advantage by creating
more boys and girls-only
schools. It appears to me
that many young men and
women are distracted and

‘need assistance in prioritis-

ing what is necessary during
the various stages in their
life. Studies have shown that
there are noticeable changes
in behaviour and better aca-
demic performance when
troubled young men are
placed in a male-only envi-

. ronment.

’ We must also realise, as
shown by the need to bring
in more than 8,000 Chinese
workers, that not everyone
is inclined to be a doctor,
lawyer or scientist. We must
find other alternatives, such
as masons, carpenters and
mechanics, who should be
taught from junior nigh
onwards.

Social Services

What exactly is the role
of social services in reduc-
ing crime? How can they
help? Well, my experience
with young men and women

tells me that they are receiv-_,

ing another type of educa-
tion besides the formal
lessons in school.
‘school of hard knocks’ reg-
ularly reminds these kids
that they will not always
have food to-eat, uniforms
to wear Or, worse, mommy

or daddy or both to give .

them the love they need.

It easy for those of us who
have emotional, educational
and financial backing to sit
on the side and criticise,
demand longer jail terms
and hangings, but are we
really addressing the prob-
lem? Let’s be real, Bahamas.
We all need love - and the
desire to be loved - to make
it through the day. With this
‘love’ to look forward to,
what is there to lose?

I see the social worker as
more than someone who
hands out food stamps, or is
able to find shelter for the
less fortunate, but someone
who can tap into that inner
being and facilitate, via
church or some other civic
group, the help-needed.

Sports
The social skills one learns

from playing sports are ter-

ribly underrated and need

to be harnessed immediate-

ly. Team and individual
sports, besides fostering
health lifestyles, teach dis-
cipline, respect, patience,
confidence, and coopera-

tion, to name a few skills:

and fundamental character-

‘istics lacking in many of us

today.

I am convinced that
organised sports programs
aresone of the most power-
ful Weapons we have in
fighting and reducing crime.
Be it tennis, swimming, golf,
any of the martial arts disci-
plines, track and field, we
are missing the learning and
moulding opportunities that
these physical and mental
disciplines offer. Let’s not




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here is not to create world
champions but better
Bahamians.

Youth

Forgive my ignorance, but
what exactly does this min-
istry do aside from organis-
ing an annual youth march?
If we sincerely believe in the
statements that ‘children are

the future’ and ‘children are |

the wealth of a nation’, then
this division of government
must receive more attention,
planning and investment.
The primary focus must be
the young men. I am not a
chauvinist, but I firmly
believe the man is the fun-

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healthy society.

Where we have seen the
decline in good male lead-
ership, we have seen a direct
increase in moral decay and
crime. No, I did.conduct
research or hire some con-
sultant; I just live here. What
amazes me is that already in
place are groups such as the
Boy’s Brigade and Boy
Scouts that can cater to this
training of our young men,
but they lack the funding.
Boys need to be taught how




to be men and lead. Can we
hope for this to happen
without putting effort into
the process. Think about it
who are the main perpetra-
tors of social disorder and

crime. We all know the.

answer, but yet we are not

attempting to get to the.

source.

Culture

The identity crisis being
experienced in our country
has, in my opinion, been a
major catalyst for the social
and moral decay we are cur-

.rently experiencing. Frankly,

if you do not know who you
are, then nothing and no one

really matters. What is ©

worse is when an individual
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wasteful. We must remem-
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This approach to crime
reduction makes the
Bahamian more than a care-
taker but a stakeholder. This
taps into the survivalist
nature that we all have when
it comes to protecting our
own. It brings to life again
the chorus: ‘This land is my
land, this land your land’.

This may be seen as an
unusual way to start crime
reduction initiatives, but in
my opinion it goes to the
root causes, with specific
attempts to kill the seeds
that grow into chaos. For
this refocusing to be suc-
cessful it requires that all of
the aforementioned areas be
addressed. It cannot only be
education, but we must
approach crime reduction
from all angles. We are,
however, placing too much
focus and emphasis on the
end result. j

When we see past and
present governments spend-
ing millions on new court
buildings, police cars and
physical infrastructure, it
becomes painfully clear, in
my opinion, that we are
playing a game of ‘wait and
see’. What makes matters
worse is the boasting about a
high detection rate or that
most crimes are being com-
mitted by repeat offenders.
We cannot be so excited
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little effort into understand-

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5% stopover visitor —
srowth eyed for 2011.

FROM page 1B

And given that US consumer confidence and wealth had |
been shaken by the recession and housing/stock market }

collapses, Mr Smith said the 2011 tourism performance,
while improved, would be nothing like the “dramatic”
upswing experienced in 2007.

As for domestic consumption, Mr Smith said this aependee

ed on per capita income and employment. Bahamians, he :

added, were likely to have less disposable income to spend :

on goods and services than pre-recession, given that the :
unemployment rates were unlikely to have come down : Tyibhune Business Reporter
from the last unofficial measurements of 14.2 per cent for :
New Providence and close to 18 per cent for Grand Bahama. :

With a labour force of 170,000 and per. capita GDP of :
around $28,000, Mr Smith said the 13 percentage point :
increase in the unemployment rate as a result of the reces- ;

i r a sizeable reduction in s endin ower, : :
slombad produce? | P EP : brought into full operation, and

___and we will feel-that in all areas of the economy”.

He ae nee apart from eens ee on ability” tests, the minister of
reduced spending power had also manifested itself in } ciate for the environment and

reduced government revenues and
increased fiscal deficits, given the
drop in international trade. and
imports.

Mr Smith implicitly criticised the |
Ingraham administration’s decision
in the 2010-2011 Budget to increase |.
taxes on a. wide swathe of the}
Bahamian private sector, saying it
was “not advisable” to do this during
a recession, as it would further suf-
‘ focate economic growth and hurt the |}.
unemployed who would be unable
to pay. <

Stating that the Government
should have examined the ‘elasticity’
effect of its tax increases, and

RAYMOND WINDER

whether the law of diminishing returns as epitomised by the

Laffer Curve would result in it earning less revenue, not :
- more, Mr Smith said: “In our context, what is not general- |

ly recognised is that four import items account for 37 pees é ecbhomuis' “huge”, according (6 the Inter-

cent of tax revenues.’
- He listed these as new cars, used cars, car parts and oil

products, accounting for almost 40 per cent of total rev- ;

enues.
Mr Smith said it was “very difficult” for the Government |

to cut its $1.5 billion annual spending, which accounted for : :
: Bahamian agricultural sector has “declined

20 per cent of GDP.

However, Raymond Winder, managing partner at Deloitte |
& Touche (Bahamas), expressed the view that the private :
Ser did noe have the capacity to pay, more” faxes, adding: : by constant demand from hungry tourists,
We all agree that government debt is at a point where it’s ! there is much room for Bahamian fod
1 I . ? producers to benefit.

Mr Winder questioned Mr Smith on what could be done :
to deal with the debt burden, and the former finance minister :

indicated that the long-term solution lay in growing the :

becoming a problem.”

private sector to absorb those from the public sector that :
may be affected by any downsizing.

Returning to the Bahamian economy’s prospects, Mr
_Smith said foreign direct investment was vital for job cre- ;
ation and this nati n’s balance of payments (BoP), as recur-

er Les



fo proud the foreign CHO:

re




Yet:direct investme p the shape: es equity and rua

sales, was.down by 48 per cent at $115 million during the :
2010 third quarter, and he added: “Unless these major pro- :
jects come on stream, we can only expect a lacklustre con- }

_tribution from this sector in 2011.”

Provided there were no major external shocks, such as oil |
price rises and terror attacks, Mr Smith said the Bahamian : i
‘economy was likely to match projections for 2.5 per cent :
GDP growth. This, though, while “unlikely to make a major :

dent in unemployment, could well be on the road to recov- mental Group is that the

: Bahamas should take a proac-
; tive stance towards specifi-
: cally protecting this resource
: through legislation banning
; the. commercial fishing of,

‘: sharks, which have both envi-
: ronmental and economic
: importance to this nation and
: the wider marine environ-
: ment.

ery”.

Temple Christian Hi gh School
| Shirley Street

TEACHING VACANCY

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following positions for the
2010 - 2011 School Year.

Math/Commerce (Grs. 10- 12).
Applicants must:

Be a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of
Temple Christian School.

_ Have a Bachelor’s Degree-in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in the area
of specialization.

Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma.
Have at least two years teaching experience in the
relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.

Applicants must have the ability to prepare students
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.

Be willing to participate in the high school’s extra
curricular programmes.

Applications must be picked up at the High School Office on
Shirley Street and be returned with a full curriculum vitae,
recent ‘coloured photograph and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566

‘Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is January 215‘, 2011

Power stations
‘still in testing

By ALISON LOWE
alowe@tribunemedia.net

New power stations in Wil-
son City, Abaco, and Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera are somewhat
behind schedule in being
are continuing to undergo “reli-

public utilities said yesterday.
Mr Neymour said the injunc-

; tion obtained last year against
; construction of the Bahamas

Electricity Corporation’s
(BEC) new Abaco power plant

in Wilson City was a factor in
‘i the delay in it coming on
? stream, while recent issues with
: a blown piston at the Hatchet

Bay plant were hindering its

progress in supplying power to,

Eleuthera on a consistent basis.
“That (generator) had just
completed its 2000 hour main-

tenance review. We have on the .

island of Eleuthera the con-
tractor, manufacturer and insur-
er, who were looking at that
incident, which was one of the
causes of the blackout experi-
enced in Harbour Island
(around the start of the year),”
said Mr Neymour.

The Minister said that in
addition to. upgrading the pow-
er generation capacity in these

. islands as a means of improving

the overall electricity supply,
BEC also plans to address the
means of power distribution as
a way of ensuring more consis-

tency. “A challenge we have in
most of the Family Islands is
that generally their distribution
system is a long line, and should
an individual hit.a power pole
or something the power would
go out up to the point where
that incident occurred, so when
you have these accidents it cre-
ates a problem,” Mr Neymour
said.

“You essentially don’t have a
grid like in New Providence
where it’s like a net, so in
Eleuthera we are now begin-
ning the process of putting in
both a transmission and distri-
bution line. They have com-
pleted the design stage, and it’s
one of those action items BEC
was supposed to have done, but
was unable to do for financial

reasons, They are seeking to do
so in the near term.”

Mr Neymour said BEC could
only undertake such work in
the Family Islands “where
there’s sufficient demand and
where. the cost of doing so is
feasible”.

Meanwhile, Mr Neymour

said steps are also going to be ©

taken to address the problem
of “arching” of electricity in the
Family Islands, which is a cause
of blackouts in Eleuthera in
particular.

“Essentially, the salt from the
sea spray builds up on electrical

lines and causes a short: We are ~

looking ‘at avenues to. adress
that now by making changes in
the existing equipment,” said
Mr Neymour.



alowe@tribunemedia.net

‘ ;
‘The potential contribution from a revi-
talised agricultural sector to the Bahamian

American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture’s (IICA) Bahamas represen-
tative, who yesterday praised the Depart-

: ment of Agriculture’s recent efforts to stim-

ulate greater activity in this area.
Dr Marikis Alvarez noted that the

considerably over the last 25 years or so”,
but with-food imports close: to reaching
$500:million annually, driven in large part

Dr Alvarez made his comments yester-
day during a press conference’ held by The
Counsellors to announce the 20th annual
Bahamas Business Outlook forum on Jan-

: uary 13. The agricultural specialist, along

with dozens of others, including Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, will speak at the
event under the theme Diversifying the
Bahamian economy - Fact, fiction or the
real alternative?’

“A-recent study of the hotel sector indi- }
cated that hotels are moré*than‘willing to
buy fresh produce from.local producers

and, indeed, the public sector is making a

ts

Agricultural potential ‘t

: By ALISON-LOWE
: Tribune Business Reporter

huge effort to revitalise the sector. In ike
manner, international organisations such

"as the IICA, FAO and IDB are willing to

support the Government in this initiative,”
said Mr Alvarez.
“So my presentation for the outlook will
_ look at initiatives currently in place, and
what role other partners can play to assist
the Government to achieve this,” said Dr
Alvarez.
Also present at the press conference
were speakers Dr Olivia Saunders, an asso-
ciate professor in the School of Business at

the College of the Bahamas, and Ed Fields, |

chairman of civic group, “We The People”.
Dr Saunders announced that she intends
to speak on “the so-called Sir Stafford
Sands model”.
“I say so-called because I don’t believe
there is anything such as the Sir Stafford

Sands model. I plan to say why, and I will -

be addressing and doing some description
of how I see the Bahamian economy gen-
erally,” she said.

- “Finally, we'll be- proposing another'way” ~

to look at the Bahamian economy. What it
should be for. What’s the purpose of having
an economy and trying to lay some out-

line of how an economy which serves the

-~ Bahamas willbe structured.” -
F Fields said He. will’ ‘Speak about how.
thé Bahariius “has an oppéttunity to create’
its own model”..'
“We should not be overly concerned

about the influences. we’ve had over the
past centuries with regard to governing -
ourselves and how we, the people, look at
governance, It’s not that big of a leap to
change the paradigm, and if we do this we
stand to benefit. A combination of a new
philosophy with action is what I think can
change the direction of where we are

.going,” said Mr Fields.

Others speakers on the day will include
Paul Crevello, chief executive of Bahamas
Petroleum Company (BPC Limited), which

‘is currently hoping to obtain licenses to

conduct oil drilling in the Bahamas; David °

NS Shaw, chief executive,of Cable and Wireless
~ Caribbean (LIME), which has purchased

the majority stake in BTC, and the Minis-
ter of Tourism, Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace. ; f
Dr Robin Roberts, director of the UWI

School of Clinical Medicine and Research
in the Bahamas, will also feature, address-
ing the benefits that could be derived from

-health travel or “medical tourism” for the - ~

Bahamas, while Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board chief executive, Wendy War-

" ren, will speak on financial services.
Anyone wishing to register for the ~

Bahamas Business Outlook should contact
Eileen Fielder at the company’s offic
322°7505 or 322 1000 ar efiel POcounsel.
lorsltd.com. Tickets for the event cost $150 ‘



.and include lunch.



FROM page 1B

Bahamian government and
people from Mr Cousteau, the |
BNT and the Pew Environ-

With any depletion of

i sharks in the Bahamas, said
: Mr Cousteau, the multi-mil-
: lion dollar shark diving indus-
;»try in this country - estimated

Shark dives bite off

$78m tourism spend

by the Bahamas Dive Associ-
ation to have brought in $800
million to the Bahamian‘ econ-

‘omy over the last 20 years -

could be threatened, as could
the health ‘of other commer-
cial fish populations whose
abundance to some extent is
“regulated” by the existence

_ of the “apex predator” in

Bahamian waters.

At risk, too, would be the
exposure that the Bahamas
gains from footage of its

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sharks aide marine environ-
ment being featured in televi-
sion programs and films
worldwide, which can stimu-
late not only dive tourism but
tourism generally. Meanwhile,
Mr Cousteau -.who went for
his first dive as a child in
Eleuthera, where he also saw
his first shark - noted that
shark. tourism could be a
growth industry for the coun-
try if protected.

Underwater

“T_ know ihabaers like to- >

see large animals underwater.
Because of lack of protection
in the Mediterranean, sea
sharks have been completely
exterminated. People used to
go to the Red Sea to see
sharks but there are now no
more there either because of
a lack of legislation,” he said.

“The Bahamas is one of the
last places where people can
come and enjoy watching
sharks.

“It’s a huge business and

it’s huge for the, tourism

industry.

“If we let the sharks be
depleted the demand will be
there but the supply will not,
and-the Bahamas will miss a
huge economic opportunity

- going forward.”

At the press conference

_with Mr Cousteau_at the _
BNT’s Village Road head-
’ quarters yesterday, Eric

Carey, BNT executive direc-
tor, said legislation against
commercial shark fishing - the
fishing of sharks to sell their
meat - is about “protecting
this winning formula of con-

servation success that we,

have” as it relates to sharks,
and keeping one step ahead
of potential threats.

“People may say: ‘Well, we
don’t fish sharks a lot...’ but
because other countries have
overfished a lot they are look-
ing at places with healthy co

ulations (to source their shark
meat). We want to get ahead
of the game rather than trying
to battle back,” he added.
While both Mr Carey and’
_Liz Karan, senior associate. -
with the Pew Environmental -
Group, who represented the:
organisation at yesterday’s
conference, said the campaign
for the ban in the Bahamas
was not primarily inspired by ~
reports last year of interest in ©
commercial shark fishing by
a company based on Andros,

Ms Karan said such news -

“does raise eyebrows as to
why this needs immediate
action”.

“The Bahamas Diving
Association has calculated
that a live Caribbean reef
shark is worth $250,000 over
its lifetime (in revenue from:
shark-related tourism). That’s
a legacy that can’t be replaced. ©
by killing that for a one-time.
value of around $50 to $60 for
its fins,” said Ms Karan.

Mr Cousteau urged that by
banning commercial shark —
fishing the Bahamas could set
an example globally.

“All around the world there
has been a lot of species and
diversity loss. Here we have a
unique opportunity not to
heal a problem but to have
the foresight of preventing
extinction.

“That’s. quite unique, and
can be a powerful inspiration
to other countries to protect
sharks,” said Mr Cousteau.

Mr Carey. said he has had
“very good indications” that
the Government is support*
ive of the ban, which the BNT
hopes will involve the prohi-

‘bition of commercial fishing

of sharks “throughout the
entirety of the Bahamas’
exclusive economic fishery
zone”, the import and export
of shark products in the

Bahamas, and the sale of .

shark products within the
Bahamas.

He said Minister of the
Environment, Earl Deveaux, ©
is being kept abreast of devel-
opments in the campaign, and
the BNT expects to meet with
Minister of Tourism, Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, to dis-
cuss the proposed ban today.

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CELEBRATION: In this file photo taken Aug. 24, 2010, USA’s Kobe
Bryant (10) leaps on top of teammates as they celebrate after beating
Spain 118-107 in the men’s gold medal basketball game at the Beijing
2008 Olympics in Beijing. The arena, which hosted men’s and wom-
en’s basketball during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, will be
renamed the MasterCard Center after the American payments com-
pany.

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NEW YORK we = : i
_ It's the place where LeBron James played on his first team

with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Where they joined team-
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It's also where Lisa Leslie and Teresa Edwards became the
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U.S. women to their share of the glory.. . - :

And it's where the National Basketball Association has brought :
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fans. So perhaps it's fitting that the Wukesong Arena in Beijing will :
bear an American company's name.

Oil prices ‘the 860-Ih gorilla’
set to ‘derail’ our recovery —

FROM page 1B

ed all businesses and households in the form of Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC) bills, car gasoline costs and
~ the price of imported products (rising transportation costs).
Increased oil prices would also impact Bahamian tourism,
in the form of higher aviation fuel costs and thus more
expensive air travel for visitors, plus fuel costs for the numer-
ous boaters and yachts visiting this nation.
“Tt could blow a hole in US confidence,” Mr Smith warned
of any fuel price rise impact. It could also result in cost-push -
inflation in the US, further harming consumers who already
have less discretionary income to spend on travel to the
Bahamas.

“We could be impacted by that very seriously,” the former
financé minister warned.

ROM page 1B

; metering, which would allow
: those producing renewable
: energy in their homes or busi-
: nesses to send excess power
: back into the national grid,
: could be advanced in the
: Bahamas.

Net metering programs are

recognised as an important
: incentive for consumer imple-

mentation of renewable ener-

: gy generation technology in
: their homes or businesses.

By allowing the consumer

: to send excess power back to
i the grid and receive credits
: for it from a utility company,
? net metering eliminates the
: requirement for those with
: solar panels or other genera-
: tion equipment to buy expen-
: sive battéries to store excess
; power, and also creates an

additional financial incentive,

: which reduces the time for
: them to receive a return on
: their investment in genera-
: tion equipment.
Mr Neymour said: “We are
: awaiting a response from
: BEC. BEC has been asked to
} review and make recommen-
: dations as to what-would be a
: feed-in tariff, which is essen-
: tially the rate someone would
: be paid at if producing energy
:' through a solar panel and sell-

ing it back to BEC.

“BEC has: also been
requested to provide technical
specifications and designs as
to how an individual should

connect to BEC’s system.

when using a solar panel. So
we are moving closer to bring-

: ing those individuals who
: want to use renewable energy
: privately in their homes to
: BEC,
: achieved.” .

so this ‘can be

» “What is essential. is that

: we have to begin setting up
:} the framework as to how, to
: incorporate renewable energy
: systems into BEC’s grid, and
: we are hoping it will assist

.} those consumers in reducing
: their electrical bills and reduc-
: ing the cost to obtain energy
: through solar panels by elim-
; inating the batteries.” -

Meanwhile, Mr Neymour
told Tribune Business the sec-
ond draft of a national energy
policy, submitted to the Gov-
ernment by the National
Energy Policy committee in
October 2010, continues to be
reviewed by the Ministry of
the Environment ahead of its
submission to the Cabinet for
consideration.

“That’s in the final stages.
Once that is completed we
expect the Government will
give it its consideration,” said
Mr Neymotur.

Approval

The Government’s
approval of the National
Energy Policy committee’s
recommendations on how a
more sustainable energy mix
could be attained in the
Bahamas - one which reduces
the Bahamas’ almost 100 per
cent, reliance on oil imports
for power to one that includes
a greater contribution from
renewable energy sources,
such as solar, wind and waste
to energy - has been deemed
key to the Bahamas moving
forward to any great extent
in this regard.

Asked yesterday whether -

he expects the Government
to move ahead this year with
passing legislation to advance
the transition towards renew-
able energy and energy effi-

_ciency in the Bahamas, Mr
* Neymour said: “The public

will see other initiatives by
the Government to carry out
some of the recommendations
made under this project.”
These include the distribu-
tion and installation of
270,000 compact fluorescent
lightbulbs, solar panels and
solar water heaters, which
have been purchased by the
Government for households
in New Providence as part of
its effort to encourage more
energy efficiency. It plans to
use the installations as a pilot
project to test and highlight
the feasibility and benefits of
such technologies. — |
Asked whether rising oil

prices - the price per barrel
of oil recently hit its highest
leve! since October 2008, at
$91 - would create any addi-
tional incentive for the Gov-
ernment to hasten the process
towards reducing the
Bahamas’ dependence on oil
imports for its power needs,
Mr Neymour said the Gov-

ernment “envisaged the price

of oil would rise” and will
therefore “continue with our
initiatives” to encourage ener-
gy conservation.

“Prices ‘nad dropped from
$147 down to the $70 range,
and they are now in the $90
dollar range, and we still
expect a further rise in prices,
so it is important that
Bahamians address the low-
est lying fruit, which is the
conservation (of energy) and
that is why we are targeting

‘Government ‘desires’ BEC's URCA reguiation

CFLS, solar panels and solar
water heaters,” said Mr Ney-
mour.

While many homeowners
complain about the cost' of
their electricity bills, many
could attain major savings
through greater awareness of
their energy consumption
habits, he noted.

“Significant savings can be
made in homes, and one of
the other areas we also have
to target is from the commer-
cial aspect. Many commercial
and industrial businesses need .
to look at their energy con-
sumption with a view of cut-
ting their expenses, and these
can be done looking through
their air-conditioning systems,
lighting systems,” said the
Minister.







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_ BA says December snow |
and ice to cost $78 million

SHOW-COVERED: A statue ‘of former British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill is. covered in snow in Parliament sure in London, Satur-
anday, Dec. 18, 2010 ied

| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act,1959

IN ‘tite. MAE bi riar tract of land containing
3,794 acres situate “approximately % miles south of the
as settlement of Governor’s Harbour Airport and immediately .
‘on the south’side of the main Eleuthera Highway on the said
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. bP

IN THE , ren of ‘The Petition of sotin Liege Burrows
_ ind Thelta Victoria Burtows of Govemor’s Harbour,
[o Blewthera one of the Islands of the Comitnonwealth of The
1: Babatnas

ABURROWS i in rede of:
a oad ‘ j

a THAT tract at land containing 3,794 acres situate

--#pptoxtinately 3/4. miles. south of the settlement of

-* Govethor’s Harbour Airport and immediately on the south

. side of the main Eleuthera Highway on the said Island of
“]) Blétithera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The:
[oBatanas

> oh ‘bilge. Buelow: ‘and Thelma Vibtoiia ‘Burrows claim

* to’be the owners of the tinencumbeted fee simple estate in

peau of the said land and has made an application to

the Stipreme: Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to

1. have their title to the said land investigated and the nature’

Wp “and extenit thereof determined and declared in a Certificate

Of ‘Title to’ be: gtanited. ‘by the Court i in accordance with the
provisions of the shid Act. :





"Copies of the. Petition ‘aitd the Plan of the said land can
_be inspected at the foliowily ‘places during normal office

“ the’ rela of the ‘items Court, Ansbacher
“ee House, East Street ‘North, Nassau, Bahamas;
ioe of The Chaimbers of Commonwealth Law Advocates,
.o, Daneanson House, ' 79 Montrose Avenue, Nassau,
Bahamas os : ;



given that péfson having dower or right
td, dower of. an Adverse Claim of a claim not recognized’
"i the Petition shall-on or before the expiration of thirty
(30) nye aftet the final publication of these here presents,
he Ale'is “ini the ) Supreitie Cotirt or setve on the Petitioner or the
unde ; statement of his claim in the prescribed form
‘a Affidavit | fo be filed therewith.







- Faibe of any such séion to file ‘and setve a statement of
lS, claim on ot before the expifation of Thirty (30) days
* fron ‘final. publication of these presents shall operate as
AOE sath eal, fo se



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: COMMONWEALTH LAW ADVOCATES
: _Duncanson House
299 Montrose Avenue
vi.) | Nassau, Bahamas ~
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JANE WARDELL,

AP Business Writer-~ ~~ ----

LONDON

British Airways PLC said
Thursday that the disruption
to air travel caused by heavy
snow and icy conditions that
swept across Britain, Europe
and North America in
December December will
cost the airline at least 50 mil-
lion pounds ($78 million). |
' BA gave the financial hit
estimate from the big freeze
as it reported that passenger
numbers fell 10.8 percent last
month to 2.4 million from 2.1
million in December 2009.

BA, which made its first __
half-year profit for the first -

time in two years in the six
months to Sept. 30, said it will
take most of the financial hit
from the December adverse
weather in the third quarter,
which ended Dec. 31..

It added there will be some
additional impact in January
from canceled return jour-

neys, but maintained that .

underlying market conditions
remain positive. BA was hit

hard by the adverse weather .

last month after heavy snow-
falls closed its main hub at
London's Heathrow Airport,
stranding thousands of. pas-

sengers in the run-up to :

Christmas-Services from oth-

er airports were severely dis- ;
rupted. However, the carri- : Ff
er's shares were trading 3.6 :
percent higher at 2.98 pence :

in afternoon trade on the :

London Stock Exchange, a }
sign that the market consid-

ered the impact acceptable.

While the airline reported a :
9.6 percent drop in non-pre- }
mium traffic, the fall in its :
lucrative premiumsraffic was :
limited to 1.6 percent. Cargo }

fell by 10.2 percent.
Capacity fell 7.7 percent,

resulting in a small decline of }
0.4. percent in the carrier's :
~load-factor,; a measure of seat :

occupancy, to 76.4 percent.

The BA performance con-
trasted with a 2 percent rise in
passenger numbers at low-
cost airline Ryanair Holdings
PLC to 5 million in December
from 4.9 million a year ago.
Ryanair's load factor fell 1
percent to 80 percent.

The weather glitch came

just as BA was making head- :
way after strikes by cabin :
crews over the summer and ;
the grounding of flights :

thanks to an Icelandic vol-

” canic ash cloud cost it a total
of around 250 million pounds. :

deep recessions.

Orders for consumer goods i in | November dipped slightly by 1.6 } Jendit money unless they are

percent, but ordérs for capital goods were up by-9.4-percent onthe. : given a high return for their

month — and a staggering 29.3 percent on the year, the ministry : sich.
said. The data point to a positive fourth quarter and "the industry. :

BERLIN

German industrial orders in November rose by a strong 5.2:

percent on the month fueled by brisk foreign demand for capital +; get deficit to the targeted 7.3

i percent of gross domestic

Domestic industrial orders in November rose by. 1.5 percent ; product last year, a senior

and demand from abroad was up by 8.2 percent, leading to the : Official said Thursday, but the

goods, official data showed Thursday.

"remarkably strong" overall-increase of more than 5 percent,

Germany's Economy Ministry-said. November's uptick followed an :

increase of 1.6 percent a month earlier.

German industrial orders in November were 21.7 percent high-
er than a year ago, when the financial crisis had plunged the coun- i

try into its deepest postwar recession, the ministry added.

Standout

is in a good starting position for the new year," it added. —

Germany, Europe's biggest economy and the world's No. 2. }
exporter after China, has made an impressive mostly export-driven :
comeback after seeing its economy contract by 4.7 percent last year. :

Germany's central bank has forecast the economy will grow by }

3.6 percent in 2010 and 2 percent this year. The number of jobless,
meanwhile, has fallen to about 3 million.

NOTICE

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LIMITED ~

N OTIC EIS HEREBY’GIVEN as follows:

(a) INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ~~HOLDINGS
LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4). of the International
Business Companies Act 2000. {

The dissolution of the said: company
commenced on the 30th December, 2010
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame

Consulting SA, Pasea Estate, Road Town,
Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 7th day of January, A. D. 2011

Dizame Consulting SA
Liquidator

NOTICE

PIERRICK LIMITED
NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
PIERRICK LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution ©

under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act.2000.

(a)

The dissolution of the said company
commenced on the 30th December, 2010 °
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame
Consulting SA, Pasea Estate, Road Town,

Tortola, BVI. .

Dated this 7th day of January, A. D. 2011

Dizame Consulting SA
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PORTUGAL SAYS IT MET 20
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i (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
: TIME OF ‘CRISIS: Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates ges-
: tures Friday, Dec. 10 2010, during his twice-a-month debate with the

members of parliament at the Portuguese national assembly in Lisbon.

i BARRY HATTON,

German November industrial orders Up hy 0.2 pet

: Associated Press

: LISBON, Portugal

Portugal lowered its bud-

: financial crisis engulfing the

fragile country showed no

; Signs of abating as its bor-
: rowing costs surged again.

Portugal is scrambling to

: correct its fiscal policies amid
: market fears that it won't be
: able to meet its debt obliga-

: : tions and will need a bailout

The country's recovery has made it a standout among the 17 :
countries that use the euro currency, where smaller economies such }
-aS Ireland; Creer aad eae are struggling vn, huge debts and

like Greece and Ireland...
Portugal's high debt load

and economic “frailty have
? made investors reluctant to

Worried

But markets are also wor-
ried that Portugal may not be

i able to afford the high cost of
: its loans amid a predicted
: downturn stemming from a

i debt-reducing AUSLEHY pro-
; gram.

Market nervousness about

: Portugal showed up again
: Thursday when the yield on
: Portuguese 10-year bonds
: rose to 7 percent — match-
; ing a euro-era record reached
i last November — before
; falling back slightly. By com-
: parison, benchmark German
: bonds were steady at 2.9 per-

: cent. The yield rise didn't pre-



ie vent the government- debt

agency from announcing an
auction of 3- and 9-year bonds
next Wednesday. It said on
its website it intendéd to raise
at least ?750 million and as
much as ?1.25 billion.

Portugal raised ?500 mil-
lion in a Treasury bill sale
Wednesday but had to accept
a steep increase in interest ©
rates to entice investors who
are demanding a higher pre-
mium to risk their money on
more indebted countries.

The ‘average interest rate
of 3.7 percent was close to
twice the 2 percent rate Por-
tugal paid on similar bonds in
September and was way up
from the 0.6 percent it paid a
year ago.

The government has
repeatedly ruled out a bailout,
saying it doesn't need help to
contain the debt crisis and
restore economic health.

| EU wants bondholders to

Share hank bailout costs

! GABRIELE-STEINHAUSER,
? AP Business Writer
: BRUSSELS

The European Union is moving ahead with plans to shield tax-

payers from having to bail out big banks in the future, but there are
i substantial obstacles to making bondholders share losses. .

The EU's executive Commission on Thursday presented plans

; that could give national regulators the power to force the owners
; of bank bonds to accept so-called haircuts — a reduction in the
: amount of money they are owed.

But the Commission stressed that any new bond rules would not

: affect existing debts — an issue that is closely watched in Ireland,
: where the government's commitment to guarantee struggling
: banks' debts pushed the country to the brink of default.

The EU proposal forms part of a larger package designed to give

regulators the tools to deal with banking crises and keep institutions
? from becoming too big to fail.

"Although our first objective is better prevention, banks will fail

: in the future and must be able to do so without bringing down the
: whole of the financial system," Internal Market Commissioner
: Michel Barnier said in a statement. "That is why we must put in
: place a system which ensures that Europe is well prepared to deal
: with bank failures in an orderly manner — without taxpayers
: being called on again to pay the costs.".__

Any new rules for bondholders are unlikely to become law

before 2013 and would then be phased in over time, EU officials
: said. They also have to be approved by EU gover nments and the
; European Parliament.

The plans, which are now open for discussion ahead of a leg-

: islative proposal in early summer, follow a similar initiative to
: make private creditors take losses when governments, rather than
: banks, are being bailed out. That decision triggered turmoil on gov-
: ernment bond markets in the fall and has been blamed for wors-
: ening Dublin's troubles to the point where it had to seek a ?67.5 bil-
: lion rescue loan. Should the EU indeed manage to push through the
: new banking regulation, it could fundamentally transform the
: way banks fund their operations, as buying their debt would
: become much riskier.

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Geithner urges Congress
to raise the debt limit



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MARTIN CRUTSINGER, : China met a five-year target te ifiprove energy efficiency by
AP Economics Writer : cutting power to industry and imposing rolling blackouts, even
WASHINGTON : though a massive economic stimulus increased energy use.
: ; : - Energy consumption per unit,of gross domestic product was
Treasury Secretary Timothy reduced by 20 percent: from:2005devels by the end of 2010, said

Geithner warned congressional
leaders Thursday that the gov-
ernment could reach its bor-
rowing limit by spring and fail-
ure to raise it could affect mil-
lions of American jobs.

The government will reach
the limit between March 31 and
. May 16, Geithner said in a let-
ter to: congressional leaders.
Not increasing the $14.3 trillion
debt limit could lead to job loss-
es, he said. Inaction could drive

up interest rates and make it .

more costly for U.S. companies
to borrow money.

Geithner's warning is direct-
ed chiefly at Republicans, who
are vowing to block an increase
in the debt limit and use the
fight to restrain government
spending.

House Speaker John Boehn-
er said spending cuts and

reforming a broken budget"

process must come first. Those
are the top priorities for the
new Republican majority in the
House.

"While America cannot
default on its debt, we also can-
not continue to borrow reck-
lessly, dig ourselves deeper into
this hole and mortgage the
future of our children and
grandchildren," Boehner, an
Ohio Republican, said in a
statement.

Geithner warned that a fail-
ure to raise the debt limit would
mean the government would
not be able to make the pay-
ments on the current debt,
which stands at $13.96 trillion.

Treasury debt is considered



Dec. 16, 2010.

the safest investment in the
world because the U.S. gov-
ernment has never defaulted.
However, the effort to raise the
debt limit is expected to be
especially contentious this time.
Many newly elected Republi-
cans campaigned against the

government's soaring deficits.

and debt.
“Even a very short-term or
limited default would have cat-

-astrophic economic conse-

quences that would last for
decades," Geithner said. "For
these reasons, I am requesting
that Congress act to increase
the limit early this year, well
before the threat of default
becomes imminent."
Geithner said if a default

GLOBAL Economic NEWS

A look at economic developments and activity in major
stock markets around the world TES);

LONDON — Buropean st stocks were mixed. The FTSE |
100 index of leading British shares closed down 0.4 per-
cent, the CAC-40 in France ended almost unchanged
and Germany’ s DAX rose 0.6 percent.

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TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, Japanese stocks jumped to

a nearly 8-month high on the weaker yen — a key wor-

ry in Japan in recent months has been the potentially neg-

‘ative impact of the higher yen on the country's major

exporters. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, Asia's

i largest market, rose 1.4 percent to its highest close since

May. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged up 0.1 per-

cent, South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2 percent and China's
Shanghai Composite index lost 0.5 percent.

BRUSSELS — The European Union is moving ahead

| with plans to shield taxpayers from having to bail out big

banks in the future. But the plans to make bondholders’
‘share in the losses face substantial obstacles...

The EU's executive Commission presented plans that
could give national regulators the power to force the
owners of bank bonds to accept so-called haircuts — a

reduction in the amount of money they are owed. -
But the Commission stressed that any new Bond rules
would not affect existing debts.

_-. LONDON — Retail sales in the 16 countries that used
| the euro in November unexpectedly fell, another sign that
“consumers remain reluctant to spend amid ongoing wor-
ries about the level of debt in several countries.
‘Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, said eurozone retail
‘sales fell 0.8 percent in November from the previous
month, and revised down its estimate for spending in
October. Now it thinks that retail sales were stagnant dur-
ing the month instead of its previous prediction of 0.5 per-

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November from October. Industrial orders rose 1.6 per-

cent in October.

Compared to last year, November orders rose 21.7

percent.

BRISBANE, Australia — Cleanup crews toiled under

TESTIMONY: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday,

were to occur, it would be
"potentially more harmful than
the effects of the financial crisis
of 2008 and 2009" which helped
push the country into the deep-
est recession since the 1930s.

Treasury officials said vari-
ous bookkeeping maneuvers
could buy perhaps another
eight weeks once the debt ceil-
ing is hit.

In his letter, Geithner sought
to draw a distinction between a
government shutdown, which

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

come due.

Government shutdowns have :
occurred in the 1980s and 1990s :
when Congress and the admin- }
istration were battling over :
budget-issues, but a govern- :
ment default has never :

occurred.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KIRKLAND JEREMIAH
SMITH of Bernard Road, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that dny 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 7 day of January, 2011
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
| P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARY GREENSLADE of
Golden Gates #2, P.O.Box SB 51471 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 31% day of December 2010 to the Minister

responsible for nationality and Citizenship,

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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
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MARKETS SETTLE. |
DOWN AHEAD OF
PAYROLLS FIGURES.



trimmed after payroll processor
297,000 jobs last month.

PAN PYLAS,
AP Business Writer
LONDON

Investors remained cau-
tious Thursday on Wall Street
after slightly disappointing,
US. jobless claims figures
reined in enthusiasm that
gripped global markets fol-
lowing a forecast-busting sur-

lar though remained massive-
ly in demand, particularly
‘ against the euro.
In Europe, the FTSE 100

index of leading British shares } 0
? more during the holidays.

closed down 24.35 points, or
0.4 percent, at 6,019.51 while
the CAC-40 in France ended
more or less flat at 3,904.42.
Germany's DAX outper-
formed its counterparts, end-
_ ing 41.57 points, or 0.6 per-
cent, at 6,981.39.
European shares had been
_trading higher earlier until
Wall Street started heading
downwards — the Dow Jones
industrial average was down
36.05 points, or 0.3 percent, at
11,686.83 around midday New
York time while the broader
Standard & Poor's 500 index
fell 3.68 points, or 0.3 percent,
to 1,272.88.
The catalyst to the reverse

proved to be fairly disappoint- :
i they are accompanied by sig-
: nificant job gains and a drop in
i the 9.8 percent unemployment
: rate.

ing U.S. jobless claims figures
— news that claims rose by
18,000 last week to 409,000
added an element of caution
into trading. :

Though the longer-run
four-week average remains at
two and a half year lows, the ~
figures were a reminder to
investors that Friday's non-
farm payrolls figures for
December have the potential
to disappoint — after all they
have a history of shocking |
investors, both up and down.

The payrolls figures will
likely dominate talk in the
markets, especially after
exceptionally strong jobs data
Wednesday from the ADP
payrolls firm sent stocks and
the dollar flying.

Expectations for the pay- -
rolls report swelled after ADP
reported that U.S. employers
generated a massive 297,000
private sector jobs in Decem-

_ ber. That was way up on
November's 92,000 and signif-
icantly ahead of market
expectations for a 100,000
increase.

Analysts have been quick

‘to raise their predictions for
Friday's government report,

: and the expectation now is

“that around 175,000 jobs, both

: private and public, were
added over the month, up

‘from 140,000 before the ADP

R data. The scale of the upward

‘ revisions have been so great

» that there's now plenty of

“room for disappointment, said

« Alan Ruskin, an analyst at
Deutsche Bank. 3
Ruskin said "sustained
damage" to the improved
© appetite for risk in the mar-
“ kets could emerge if private
» payrolls only increase by
125,000 or less.
Overall though, the consen-
, Sus at the moment is that
: more jobs in the U.S. is obvi-
» ously good news for stocks
because it signifies that the
world's largest economy is
growing faster than before.
However, it could pose
problems because it may also
prompt the Federal Reserve
to start withdrawing its mone-
tary stimulus sooner than pre-
viously expected. As well as
cutting its key interest rate to

authorized two massive mon-
ey injections into the U.S.
economy and is currently in
the middle of a $600 billion
effort. Those tentative con-
cerns that the Fed may soon
alter course seemed to weigh

on stocks in the immediate

:- aftermath of the U.S. jobs

: data but the optimists soon -
took charge — after all, high-
er growth means bigger prof-
its and earnings.



Hiring outlook rosier as
number of layoffs drops.

i | CHRISTOPHER S.

; RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer
+ WASHINGTON

The number of people apply-

ing for unemployment benefits

IN LINE: In this Oct. 5, 2010 file |

: over the past month has

photo, unemployed workers : yeached its lowest point since

stand in line for a chance.to talk : July 2008, raising hopes that
with employers during a jobs fair : hiring is about to accelerate.

in Rockford, Ill. An early decline :
in stock index futures was : the latest sign that the economy |
? is improving, and economists

ADP reported employers added. :

The drop in applications is

expect Friday's employment

' } report for December to show
} a solid gain in jobs.

"The economy is gaining

? momentum, and the job mar-
? ket, which has been the recov-
? ery's caboose, is starting to
? catch up," said Zach Pandl, an
; economist at Nomura Securi-
, ties.

Applications for unemploy-

i. ment benefits actually rose last
? week to a seasonally adjusted
: 409,000, the Labor Department
vey the previous day. The dol- i said Thursday. Still, that's not
: much higher than the 391,000
: level reached in the previous
: week — the lowest in more

i than two years — and week to

week figures tend to fluctuate

A more reliable measure is

: the four-week average for
: applications. That fell last week
: to 410,750, the lowest level in
? nearly two and a half years and
; the eighth decline in nine
; weeks.

Fewer than 425,000 deans

__L-applying for benefits signals
: modest job growth. And appli-
: cations are far below their peak
: during the recession of 651,000,
: reached in March 2009. Still,
? economists say applications
: need to fall consistently to
? 375,000 or below to substan-
: tially bring down the unem- ©
? ployment rate.

The declines won't matter
much to most Americans until

Economists expect the gov-

} ernment to report Friday that
: employers added.a net total of
? 145,000 jobs and the unem-
: ployment rate fell to 9.7 per-
: cent last month. Some are rais-
: ing their forecasts after payroll
4 services provider ADP said
: Wednesday that private
¢ employers added a net total of
} 297,000 new jobs last month.
: That's the most in the ten years
: that ADP has tracked the data.

The ADP's figures have usu-

: ally differed from the govern-
; ment's — sometimes by a wide
i margin — and many econo-
? mists cautioned against read-
‘} ing too much into the numbers.
: But some say it's a sign that
: Friday's government report will
:. show major gains.

Nigel Gault, chief U.S. econ-

omist at IHS Global Insight,
; said Wednesday he now
: expects December's job gains

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17, 2010.



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

to be 190,000, up from a previ-
ous forecast of 150,000.

Separately, the International
Council of Shopping Centers
reported that consumers
increased their spending in
November and December 3.8
percent, the largest increase in
holiday spending since 2006.
But most of the gain was in
November. Spending slowed in
December.

The weekly unemployment
benefits figures provide a real-
time snapshot of the job mar-
ket. Applications reflect the lev-
el of layoffs, but can also indi-
cate whether companies are
willing to hire.

The unemployment applica-
tions figures can be less reliable
around the winter holidays
because there are large num-
bers of seasonal layoffs by
retailers, construction compa-
nies and other employers. Bad
weather can also make it hard-
er for laid-off workers to apply
for benefits.

The number of people con-
tinuing to receive unemploy-
ment benefits fell. by 47,000 to
4.1 million in the week ending
Dec. 25, the department said.
That doesn't include millions
of long-term unemployed who
are receiving extended benefits

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increase seals

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HOLIDAY WOES: 11-month-old Joshua Clark whose father Ken ; ee ewes ee
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an event held by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project at the Arch | JUMP @DOve o'\U a Me as

Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. : economic growth undermines

After the event gifts donated by various union’s churches, andiindi- : Gemand later in the year. -

viduals were distributed for the children of the unemployed. -

from the federal government
under an emergency program
set up during the recession.
Another 4.5 million people
received benefits under the
extended program, which offers

-up.to 99 weeks of aid in states
with high unemployment. All:

told, about 8.8 million people

tan Mall in New York.

recent data available.

have gotten jobs.

_ (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
SALES BOOST: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at the JC Penny store at the Manhat-



| ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
: AP Retail Writer
| NEW YORK

Retailers sealed their strongest holiday

: sales increase since 2006, as a robust
? November more than offset spending that
? tapered off in December.

: The results reported Thursday suggest ©
i steadily improving consumer spending. For

? investors, whose expectations were riding
: high, the December figures were disap-
; pointing. From Oct. 31-Jan. 1, holiday rev-
near zero percent, the Fed has ; €nue at stores open at least a year rose 3.8
: percent over last year, according to an
: index compiled by the International Coun-
? cil of Shopping Centers. The figure is the
: biggest increase since 2006, when it rose
: 4.4 percent. The index tailed off to a 3.1
} percent increase in December after a 5.4
; percent rise in November.

A blizzard took a bite out of sales in the

: week after Christmas. Early holiday dis-

: counts, which started in October, had shop-

: pers finishing more of their shopping before

: the December rush.

: "The overall season was good, but the ©
? strength came from the beginning of me

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season," said Michael P. Niemira, chief
economist at International Council of Shop-
ping Centers. "This is kind of a. wake-up
call. It's back to reality."

December's spending is in liné with a
3.3 percent growth rate averaged for the
calendar 2010 year. Niemira says he's con-
fident that growth rate should continue in
2011 as long as the job market keeps
improving.

"What really has to kick in is the employ-
ment story to keep the momentum going,"
Niemira said. A government jobs report
due Friday is expected to show the unem-
ployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent in
December from 9.8 percent in November.

Spending is a bright spot compared with
2009, when the index recorded a 0.9 percent
dip. The figures are based on revenue at
stores open at least a year and are consid-
ered a key indicator of a retailer's health.

For December, many retailers including
Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp. and
Macy's Inc. reported gains below Wall
Street expectations. Bon-Ton Stores Inc.'s

. sales were virtually flat. Company officials

blamed the severe snowstorms. Among the
winners was Abercrombie & Fitch Co.,

kept affluent customers spending.
Earlier data from MasterCard Advisors’

SpendingPulse and anecdotal evidence }

pointed to a strong December, which may } dollar rose this week after man-

have led expectations for retailers to over- ; ufacturing and private- Sector

heat. The holiday 2010 had few nail-biting :

moments. Discounting on holiday goods :

before Halloween brought in shoppers, giv- | Set expect that employers

ing stores better-than-expected November } added 145,000 jobs in Decemh-

: ber, up from 39,000 in Novem-

shoppers bought more than expected and : ber. The.euro fell to $1.3014 in

: late trading in New York from

Strong online sales, which many retailers ; $1.3151 late Wednesday. The

don't include in their monthly figures, | curo earlier dipped briefly

brighten the holiday spending picture as : below $1.30 for the first time

well. Americans spent 13 percent more : since Nov. 30.

online this holiday season, ringing up a : t
record $30.81 billion in spending, according ; accelerating, borrowing cos|s
i are rising for Europe's most
Still, December's smaller increases ; indebted countries. The euro

underscore the challenges retailers face in ; has dropped about 10 percent

getting shoppers back in the malls in the ; Since early November as

‘’ coming months when there's no holidays :
: debt crunch.

revenue. Based on reports from malls,

threw in more items for themselves.

to comScore, an Internet research firm.

giving them reasons to spend.



: ABOVE $90: Oil workers make
: adjustments to increase a well’s
: production Wednesday, Dec. 8,
: 2010, at a site in the Sakhir,
: Bahrain, desert oilfield of the Per-
i sian Gulf.

OIL HOVERS

i ABOVE $90 AMID

IMPROVING US
JOBS MARKET

| ALEX KENNEDY,
: Associated Press
| SINGAPORE

Oil prices hovered above

|} $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia
: after a better than expected

: U.S. jobs report bolstered

: investor optimism that crude

? demand will improve.

Benchmark oil for February

: delivery rose 1 cent to $90.31

: .a barrel late afternoon Singa-
: pore time in electronic trading
? on the New York Mercantile

: Exchange. The contract rose

: 92-cents to settle at $90. 30 on

? Wednesday.

Payroll processor ADP said ~

i Wednesday that private com-
i panies added 297,000 jobs last
? month, nearly triple the num-
+ ber that economists were
? expecting. The Labor Depart-
: ment releases Friday its
? monthly report on total U.S.
: payrolls and the unemploy-
: ment rate. Signs of a stronger
: U.S. labor market helped
: push the S&P 500 index up 0.5
i percent Monday. Oil prices
: were also supported by a drop
: in U.S. crude supplies for a
|: fifth straight week. The Ener-
i gy Department said commer-
©| : cial crude inventories fell 4.2
) : million barrels — more than

the 1.6 million barrel decrease
expected by analysts surveyed
by Platts, the energy informa- ~
tion arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.
Some analysts, such as

quarter before slowing global

"This run-up will not be

: ~ } long lasting," Soultanian said. .
were on the benefit rolls in the :
week ending Dec. 18, the-most }
:_ will not provide further sup-

That's down from about 8.9 ;
million in the previous week. :
Economists say that many
recipients likely used up all :
their benefits, while some: may :
: siderably."

"In the second quarter, when
it becomes clear that the Fed

port to the markets and that: -
the European sovereign debt
crisis will negatively impact
global growth, the markets,
most likely, will weaken con-

In other Nymex trading in

: February contracts, heating

: oil gained 0.1 cent to $2.54a

: gallon while gasoline futures

; added 0.6 cent to $2.45 per

: gallon. February natural gas
‘? futures jumped 6.0 cents to

: $4.53 per 1,000 cubic feet.

In London, Brent crude was

down 14 cents to $95.36 a bar-
: rel on the ICE Futures
i exchange.

_ DOLLAR CLIMBS AHEAD
- OF KEV US JOBS REPORT

| NEW YORK

The dollar rose against the

euro Thursday, a day before
: the Labor Department releases

which saw robust gains that beat Wall :

Street estimates. Luxury stores, including. ; ment. Economists expect that

Saks Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., also showed companies hired more people

big increases as the rallying stock market : last month.

its monthly report on employ

A big j jump. in payrolls would

be the latest sign that the econ-

omy is getting stronger. The

hiring increased.
Economists polled by Fact-

While the U.S. economy ‘s

investors focused on Europe’

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Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

n just over a week, Sun-
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scheduled for January 15-
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By BRENT STUBBS
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THE newly’ formed
Bahamas All-Star Football
League closed out their ini-
tial season by traveling to
Cocoa Beach, Florida, to par-
ticipate in the 2010 Cocoa
Expo High School and Col-
lege Showcase and Junior
Cup.

The event was held Decem-
-ber 26-31 and afforded the
Bahamian team —made up of
players between the ages of
15-16 — fhe opportunity to be
exposed to the number of col-

. this year.

“Running is better in the
Bahamas” with the staging of
the Marathon Bahamas 2011
weekend.

Franklyn Wilson, president
of Sunshine Insurance and
organiser of the event, said
plans are going very well for
what promises to be an even
bigger and better marathon —
which serves as a qualifier for
the Boston Marathon — than
the first ever one last year.
'!“In terms of registration,

I'm pleased to be able to
advise that we have five times
the amount of people regis-
tered from overseas to do the
full marathon as ran last
year,” said Wilson during a
press conference at Sunshine
Insurance yesterday.

“Tn addition, in terms of the
half marathon,.we are more
than three times as many as
ran last year.”

Both the full 26.2 marathon
and the 16.1 half marathon
will be staged 6am January 16

. from the Junkanoo Beach

‘Hotel, ending up at Arawak
Cay.

Unfortunately: Wilson said
they’ve seen a decline in the
amount of local entrants so
far when compared to a year
ago.

But he said that.could be
due in part that the majority
of the residents have been
consumed with the Christmas
holiday and junkanoo.

“So far this week, we have
seen significant movement in
the local registration, which
means that we could have a
lot of late entrants,” Wilson
said.

_ Already registered to com-

--pete. are competitors from
_ Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ger-

many, Great Britain, Israel,

‘Jamaica, Mexico and Nigeria.

, However, Wilson was
junable to confirm whether or

‘not any big marathon runners

have registered. But he said

Sunshine Insurance was in



BRIDGE AGONY: Runners come off the old bridge last et

; .
contact with Grand Bahamian
Delroy Boothe and he has

confirmed that he will be .

coming to defend his title.

“He is, as we speak, train- _

ing in Orlando. He has,been
there for some time and he
has guaranteed us that he will
shave considerable’ minutes

’ off the time that he ran last

year,” Wilson said. /

-In addition to the
marathon, half-marathon and
team competition on Sunday;
there will be.a.number of
activities for both the local

community and visitors alike.

to take part in next weekend.
On Thursday, Governor
General Sir Arthur and Lady

| Foulkes are expected to
entertain the organisers and

participants in a function at

Government House to kick -

off the weekend festivities.
Then at 6am Friday, all

roads will lead to Paradise

Island where a number of dig-

nitaries are expected to’

(FILE photo)

assemble to compete in the
5K Susan Komen Bahamas
Race for the Cure for cancer.

“This is not a race in the
sense of who wins and who
loses. There are no losers in

the Komen’s race,” Wilson |

said. “Everyone can do it. It’s

for a tremendous cause rais-.

ing funds for the Cancer Soci-
ety.”

For those who are still
interested, Wilson said the
registration is still open and
he encouraged those persons,
who may just want to work
off the “ham and turkey”
from Christmas, to come out
and participate.

At the end of end of the

_ Tun, the world famous Amer-

ican recording artist Mary
Mary is scheduled to provide
some entertainment.

At the Cancer Center,
there will be a round table
discussion on why the
Bahamas is “experiencing
what it is experiencing,” said

‘Bigger and better’ marathon ji?

Wilson in reference to the.

amount of women who are
diagnosed with the disease on
a yearly basis.

The event is set for 2- -4pm |

when the general public is
invited to participate in a

question and answer segment

with the authorities from the
Susan Komen organisation.

And on Saturday, there is
to be a Health and Fitness
Expo slated for 3-7pm at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort &
Crystal Palace Casino.

The expo is open to the
public and will feature semi-

nars, healthy lifestyle demon- ~

strdtions, products and prod-
uct sampling, clothing and
food items, nutritional items,

the latest in running gear and

a large selection of “official”
Marathon Baliamas mer-
chandise.

Sunday, however, the main

event will take place with the

‘ running of the marathon, half

marathon and team relay,
comprising of six Ben per
team.
Ron Kramer, of the Boston

Marathon, will be in town to’

assist the organisers in the
running of the event. |
What’s interesting to note is
the fact that the route will
take a new direction this year.
But Wilson says it will be just

‘as challenging and competi-

tive as last year’s run.
Runners will leave from the
Junkanoo Beach and travel
east on Bay Street, over the
new Paradise Island bridge,
back around Paradise Island,
over the old bridge, and con-
tinue east to Montagu Beach
where it started last year. |
.. From Montagu, the runners
will travel west on Shirley
Street, all the way past Gov-
ernment House and continue

' west.

The race will finish at

- Arawak Cay where a live cul-

tural show is expected to take
place..

4th overall in Florida soccer tourney

‘lege coaches on hand.
Although they were fairly

i young, the Bahamian team
_ participated in the Under-19

division against division II col-

legiate teams-and was still

able to finish fourth overall.
Mia Campbell,

ing staff-was very pleased with
the performance of the play-
‘ers and they are already look-
ing forward to returning to
the US to play-in other events
“It was great
because they were playing
under-19 and college D2
teams and they also had the
cold against them,” Campbell

team,
administrator, said the coach- -



FOURTH PLACE: (Top and above) Players who took part in the tournament:

said. “These were under 16
boys who were beaten either
3-1 or 2-1. Just one of our
games, we got blown out 7-0.
But that was a very difficult
team for us to play.

“J think we played up a lev-

' el from the way we played

here. We had a lot of coaches
who were interested in our
players and they have been
put into the data bank so they
can be scouted in the future.”

The team, coached by
Corie Frazer and assisted by
Lenford Hines and Chester
Wilson, saw goals scored from

Perry Brooks, a senior at ©

Femple Christian High



School, Kristoff Wood, a
senior at St John’s College
and. Andrew Sealey of
Queen’s College.

In all of their games played,

Campbell said the Bahamas ©

was not too far behind their
opponents. She noted that it
was a good experience for the
players as well.

The trip to Florida was
sanctioned by the Bahamas
Football Association, who
threw their full support
behind the association.

Campbell said they are now

looking forward to taking an.
under-14 team to compete in

the next tournament.

GB Developmental Girls’ Soccer League to resume Saturday

FREEPORT, Bahamas — The
Grand Bahama Developmental Girls’
Soccer League is expected to resume

play 2pm January 8.

“Exams and the Christmas vacation
are over so the girls will be expected to
be out in full force on Saturday. No
Excuses. Parents and girls are to be
reminded that soccer is a team sport
which means that every player should
be committed to attend each week in
order to make the numbers that is
required to play a game,” said a press

release.

The release said parents should use



progress to be made.

“In the past, parents and girls have
been disappointed when Saturday soc-
cer ends after three months but many
times it is those players who have only
attended half the sessions.

“This year we have extended the

Season is extended to February 19

this as a training tool for life for their
children so that they can understand
that when an individual joins a com-
mittee, team or organisation, you must
be committed to attend in order for

actions.’

season to February 19 which is a real
sacrifice on the coaches’ behalf but
they are willing to do it if the girls are
committed. As my former principal
Annette Poitier used to say at assem-
blies, ‘ there are no rewards or pun-
ishments, just consequences to your

“If girls continue to attend on a reg-
ular basis, we will keep playing until
February next year and if attendance
declines, we will go back to the middle

&

of January next year.”

The evening soccer will not erin
until January 17 for high school girls
and January 20 for 10 to 12- year-old
girls. Evening sessions start at 6pm.

This week, all teams will play two
league games.

The first one will be a make up
game for the games that were sup-
posed to have been played on Decem-
ber 11.

Coaches are asked to contact their
teams and remind them to come out as
teams will lose by default if they don’t
have enough players.

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VOLLEYBALL

NPVA ACTION

AFTER taking a break
for the Christmas holiday,
the New Providence Vol-

-| leyball Association com-

menced its regular season
at the DW Davis Gymnasi-
um Wednesday night. '

In the women’s affair, the
defending champions |.
Scottsdale Vixens secured
their sixth straight pennant
behind Cheryse Rolle and
Laval Sands with a 25-10,
25-14 and 25-16 win over
the Champions Club.

On the men’s side, after
losing the first sét 16-25, the
Scotia Defenders came
from behind to clinch their
third consecutive pennant
title with a big win over the
second place Technicians,
by taking the remaining set
25-21, 25-21 and 25-16.

Tony Simon led all scor-
ers with 13 points followed
closely by Endierich Rah-
ming’s 12 points to seal the
deal for the Defenders. In a
losing . effort, Ron
Demeritte finished with 10
points and Renaldo
Knowles added points for
the Technicians.

The final regular season
games are slated’ to be
played tonight and there
will be a rematch of last
year’s championships.

In the 7:30pm opener, the
Vixens would try to remain

| undefeated as they face the
Johnson’s Lady Truckers in |'
the women’s match. This is
expected to be followed by
a rematch of the men’s 2010
championship as. the pen-
nant winners Scotia

‘| Defenders take on the

defending champs Nation-
al Fence Intruders in men’s
action.

FOOTBALL

CAFL POSTSEASON

THE Commonwealth
American Football
League’s regular season is

now complete and the focus-| -

has switched to the playoffs.

The Jets repeated as the
pennant winners with a 7-1
win-loss record, having suf-
fered their only loss at the

‘| hands of the V-8 Fusion

Stingrays. i
The Stingrays knocked
the Pros from the second |

place position, defeating
them in the final week of
the regular season.

The Defence Force
Destroyers have improved
tremendously and will
round out the top four, but
they have said they intend
to be in the Chappe
this year.

“This is a mission they
really think they can accom-
plish and they are trained
to evaluate the enemies’
arsenal and ability before
they attack,” the CAFL said

ina press release.

“The Pros are the defend-

‘| ing champions and will not

go down without a fight and |’
so the Stingrays will have
their hands full.”

Here’s a look at the play-
off format:

Saturday, January 15.

Stingrays (6-2) vs Pro (5-3)

Sunday, January 16th -
Destroyers (2-6) vs Jets (7-
1) ,

All games are scheduled
to begin 1:30pm at the D W
Davis playing field. Winners
of these games will meet for
the championship that is set
for February 5. And the
awards presentation dinner
is slated for February 20 at a
venue to be announced.

At this time, the CAFL
will review the All Bahami-
an, Championship winners,
MVPs of both the regular
season and championship
and the sportsman and
coach of the year. “We
invite all to come and see
great football action,” the
CAFL said. “Those who
traveled to Miami for the
Dolphins games must come
and see the league where
the Dolphins will be com-
ing to play next year.”





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Villarreal rallies to knock
Valencia out of Copa del Rey

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer



MADRID (AP) — A sec-
ond-half burst of goals saw
Villarreal rally from a two-
goal deficit Thursday for a 4-
2 win over Valencia that put
it into the quarterfinals of the
Copa del Rey.

Marco Ruben's 63rd-
minute strike ensured Villar-
real advanced after a score-
less first leg. Ruben tapped
into an open goal after Cani's

‘ one-two with Giuseppe Rossi
put him clear into the area
to find Ruben alone in the
center.

Valencia deme the
first half and Ever Banega
put the visitors ahead at El
Madrigal stadium after five
minutes when goalkeeper
Juan Carlos Sanchez spilled
the Argentine's long-distance
shot.

Roberto Soldado con-
trolled Maduro Hedwiges'
jong ball in the 23rd to tap
past Sanchez for Valencia's
second away goal.

Needing to score at least
three times, Villarreal started
the rally right after the break
as Santi Cazorla streaked
into the area to convert

-Rossi's pass for the hosts'
first in the 47th. Two min-
utes later, Rossi scored a
penalty after Marius Stanke- .
vicius brought down Ruben.

While both clubs created
chances in the regional der-
by, Villarreal controlled the
tempo with Ruben scoring
before Rossi scored his:sec-
ond during injury time with
an individual effort.

"The result shows we also
won with our tactics and that
we knew to stick to our con-
victions," Villarreal coach
juan Carlos Garrido said.

Villarreal plays defending
champion Sevilla in the last
eight of the domestic cup
competition while Atletico
Madrid is all but certain to
face city rival Real Madrid
after a 2-1 agpregate win over
Espanyol. Madrid takes an”
8-0 lead into the second leg
against Levante, later on
Thursday.

Atletico striker Sergio



Aguero held off two defend-
ers inthe 25th minute to:con-
trol Raul Garcia's pass and
beat goalkeeper. Cristian
Alvarez with a rising shot.
Luis Garcia made it 1-1 with
a free kick in injury time. ,

Earlier, second-division
leader Real Betis: beat
Getafe 3-1 to overcome a

first-leg deficit and win 4-3.

on aggregate to set up a
match with Barcelona.
Getafe goalkeeper Oscar

Ustari was outstanding early,
making seven saves in the

opening '40 minutes before.

Jorge Molina beat the
Argentine in the 56th at the
Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Ruben Castro scored goals
in the 72nd and 90th for
Betis, which hung on for vic-
tory after Javier Casquero

‘pulled one back for Getafe
-In injury time. "They were

superior. from minute one,"
Getafe coach Michel said.

"It's unacceptable to play
like that as a topflight team."

Tier

Betis — the only lower-tier
club left in the competition
— may not have captain
Achille Emana available for
next week's game after the
Cameroon midfielder was
taken off with an apparent
knee injury in the 52nd.

Almeria scored four first-

S



half goals in a 4-3 win at Mal-
lorca to advance 8-6 on
aggregate.

Pablo Piatti scored 30 sec-
onds into the match and
again in the 40th minute after
Juanma Ortiz had also added
two for the visitors.

The result seemed in little
doubt before Fernando
Cavenaghi put Mallorca.on
the board with his 70th-
minute goal. Michael-Pereira
scored from long-range a



‘PENALTY SCORE: Villarreal’ s Giuseppe Rossi celebrates after scoring from the. penalty spot in ie Copa del Rey second-leg match
against Valencia atthe Merge stadium in Spain, Thursday.

(AP Photo)

minute before Cavenaghi
added his second in the 77th.
But even after losing defend-

er Fabian Vargas to asecond .

yellow card in the 83rd,

Almeria resisted the late’

pressure and will next meet
Deportivo La Coruna.

Record 25-time champion
Barcelona eliminated Ath-
letic Bilbao on Wednesday,
when defending champion
Sevilla and Deportivo also
advanced.

FA Cup brings more pressure

for an ai

Sy STUART CONDIE
AP Sports Writer



LONDON (AP) — The FA Cup
regularly gives under-pressure man-
agers an opportunity to forget about
Premier League problems for a few
days with the prospect of a comfort-
able win against a lowly opponent.

But while Chelsea, Manchester
City and Tottenham take on second-
or third-tier sides in this weekend's
third round, underperforming Liv-
erpool heads to Old Trafford on Sun-
day to face Premier League leader
and record 11-time FA Cup, winner
Manchester United.

It's hardly an ideal fixture for Liv-
erpool manager Roy Hodgson, who
is under huge pressure after Wednes-
day's ninth league defeat of the sea-
son left his team four points above

' the relegation zone.

Hodgson can only hope the occa-
sion rouses his players. —

"It'll be the next performance
which could change things," Hodgson
said,

Hodgson has some grounds for
optimism — after all, Liverpool held
United 2-2 before conceding an 84th-
tainute winner at Old Trafford ‘in
September — but Liverpool's recent
performances have been poor.

Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Black-

burn led to renewed chants by fans »

against Hodgson, who has struggled
to meet expectations of supporters
used to regular cup success and top-
four finishes.
United did lose to another tradi-
tional rival at the same stage last sea-
son, but that 1-0 win for Leeds has

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son.even more determined to avoid a
repeat of that shock.

"It was a bad result last season
against Leeds, especially consider-
ing the rivalry between the two
clubs," Ferguson said. "In hindsight,
I could have picked a stronger team.
I won't be making that mistake this
time."

Ferguson rested sever ral players for
Tuesday's 2-1 Premier League win
over Stoke, so the likes of Rio Fer-
dinand, Anderson and Edwin van
der Sar could all return to face Liv-
erpool.

With Wayne Rooney carrying an

‘ ankle injury, the England striker may

again sit out a match in favor of Mex-
ico international Javier Hernandez,
who took his season tally to nine
goals with the opener against Stoke.

Also Sunday, Chelsea hosts
Ipswich, Manchester City is at Leices-
ter, and Tottenham hosts Charlton.

Chelsea desperately needs a
qnorale-boosting win against a team
managed by former Manchester
United captain Roy Keane after slip-
ping out of the Premier League's top
four with a run of 10 points from 11
matches.

"We have to prepare well for our
next game and maintain confidence
because it is very easy to lose confi-
dence," Ancelotti said. "It is not good
our season so far but we can fight
for a lot of things and nothing is lost
at the moment.

"It is difficult to come back in the
Premier League but we have the FA
Cup and we have the Champions
League."



ng Liverpool club_

simply made manager Alex Fergu- ,



GOAL GLORY: Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring against
Stoke in their English Premier League match at Old Trafford Stadium Tuesday.

(AP Photo)

Ronaldinho
officially ends
contract with

AC Milan

By TALES AZZONI
Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) —
Ronaldinho reached an agree-
ment with AC Milan to offi-
cially end his contract with the
Italian club on Thursday,
clearing the way for his to
return to Brazil.

Ronaldinho did not
announce his new club, how-
ever, and three Brazilian clubs
remain in contention to sign
the two-time FIFA player of
the year — Palmeiras, Fla-
mengo and former team
Gremio.

Ronaldinho said there is
"nothing decided" yet regard-
ing his future, but reiterated
that he wants to play in Brazil.

"We reached an agreement
with Milan and now I'm free
to continue my life here in
Brazil," Ronaldinho said.

In a news conference along-
side Milan vice president
Adriano Galliani in Rio de
Janeiro, the 30-year-old
Ronaldinho said he is grateful
for his "wonderful" time with
the Italian club.

Galliani said through a
translator that he is sad to see
Ronaldinho leave and will
remain in Brazil until the
player chooses his new club
and finalizes his transfer from
Milan.

Ronaldinho's agent and
brother-Roberto Assis said he
will continue negotiating with
the Brazilian clubs, but
Ronaldinho's desire to play in
Brazil has eliminated English
Premier League side Black-
burn Rovers from the race to *
sign the playmaker.

Ronaldinho had said
Gremio was his first choice in

. his return to Brazilian foot-

ball. It was at the Porto Ale-
gre club that the playmaker
started his professional career
in 1998, and where he played

in youth squads since age sev-

en.

Outside the Copacsbang:
Palace hotel where Ronaldin-
ho gave his news conference, °
some Flamengo fans chanted
loudly to try to convince the
player to pick their club.
Ronaldinho has said that he
would like to play for Brazil's
most popular club atsome
point in his career and former
Brazil teammates such as
Adriano have encouraged him
to join.

Palmeiras coach Luiz Felipe ©
Scolari also was trying to per-
suade the player, who helped
‘him win the 2002 World Cup .

‘with Brazil. Palmeiras said it
had made the best offer finan-
cially.

Struggling Blackburn came
in as a late contender for
Ronaldinho, but the player
had already made up his mind .
about returning to Brazil to |
‘try to revamp his career; fol-
lowing in the footsteps of
‘Adriano and Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho still wants to
play in the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil and hopes that a suc-
cessful return to Brazilian
football will help him reach
that goal.

The 30-year-old won con-
secutive FIFA World Player
of the Year awards in 2004
and.2005 while with
Barcelona and led the Spanish
club to the Champions
League title in 2006.

But after leaving Barcelona
to join AC Milan in 2008,

- Ronaldinho struggled to

establish himself at the Italian

‘club. He also disappointed

with Brazil at the 2006 World

Cup and was not included in -
the squad for the 2010 tourna-
ment in South Africa.

‘He had been playing spo-
radically with Milan and after
the New Year he was autho-
rized to leave the team's train-
ing camp to travel to Brazil.
The club will likely save mon-
ey with Ronaldinho's transfer -
to Brazil because it will not
have to continue paying the
player's high salary.

Ronaldinho has been play-
ing in Europe since he joined
France's Paris Saint Germain
in 2001, where he stayed for
two years before making the
move to Barcelona.

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NFL, ESPN
talking ext.

NEW YORK (AP) — The
NFL and ESPN are negotiat-
ing an extension of their rights
deal that would significantly
increase the network's pay-
ments and also could include
new media rights.

Despite the impending
expiration of the collective
bargaining agreement with
the players, the league already
has contracts with its other
broadcast partners that cov-
er the 2011 season and
beyond. ESPN is signed up
through 2013, paying $1.1 bil-
lion a year for Monday night
football and the NFL draft.

Last fall, the league extend-
ed ESPN's exclusive bargain-
ing window, and an ESPN
spokesman says, "We contin-
ue to have conversations with
the NFL and have not yet
reached a new agreement."

The CBA expires in March,
yet the NFL already is set for
broadcasting rights with
ESPN, even without an exten-
sion that could bring the cable
outlet's payments closer to $2
billion a year; with Fox, which
does NFC games; with CBS,
which has the AFC; and with
NBC, which does Sunday
night football.

The league also has a deal
with DirecTV through 2014
worth about $4 billion for the
Sunday Ticket and Red Zone
package.

Earlier this week, a special
master began hearings on an
NFLPA complaint that the
league improperly renegoti-
ated network TV contracts.

Stephen Burbank is expect-
ed to rule on the issue this
month, with both sides
allowed to appeal.

The complaint alleges the
NFL structured the contracts
so it would be guaranteed
money even if there were a
lockout in 2011 — while not
maximizing revenue from oth-
er seasons when the league
would have to share that
income with players.

The union says that violates
a 17-year-old agreement
between the sides that stipu-
lates the league must make

good-faith efforts to maximize

revenue for players.



NEW YORK (AP) —
LeBron James and Dwyane
Wade of the Heat and Kevin
Garnett and Rajon Rondo of
the Celtics are on pace to be
voted as starters for the NBA
All-Star game.

Garnett and Rondo
remained in second place at
their positions behind the
Heat duo in the third voting
returns announced Thursday.

Orlando center Dwight
Howard is the other leader
among Eastern Conference
players and has the most
votes of any player in the con-
ference.

‘The Lakers' Kobe Bryant
is the. top overall vote-getter
for the game in his home Sta-
ples Center on February 20.

The Hornets' Chris Paul at
the other guard and Okla-

homa City's Kevin Durant *

and Denver's Carmelo

Anthony at forward are the:

other West leaders, while
Houston's Yao Ming has a
sizable lead at center despite
being out for the season with
a foot injury.

Boosted by the huge online
vote total he receives from
fans in his native China, Yao
was voted as a starter the first
seven years of his career, from
2003-09. He was not on the

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2 Heat, 2 Celtics on pace
to earn All-Star starts



FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 3E



ALL-STARS: Celtics forward Kevin Garnett yells as guard Rajon Rondo (front) watches the final seconds
of the second half of a game against the Bobcats in Charlotte. The Celtics won 93-62.

ballot last season, when he
was out for the year with a
Injury.

to start, Commissioner David
Stern chooses an injury
replacement for the roster
and the conference's coach

‘(AP Photo)

tabs a reserve to start.

The starters are expected
to be announced on January
2k

Lee finalizes
$7.25m contract
with the Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) —
First baseman Derrek Lee
finalized a $7.25 million,
one-year contract Thursday
with the Baltimore Orioles,
who hope he can provide
punch to a lineup that
ranked 21st in home runs
last season.

The 35-year-old free
agent, who can earn an addi-
tional $2.75 million in per-
formance bonuses, had 19
homers and 80 RBIs in 148
games with the Chicago
Cubs and Atlanta Braves
last year. He has 312 career
home runs, including 35 with
the Cubs in 2009.

Luke Scott led the Orioles
last season with 27 homers.
First baseman Ty Wigginton
(22) was the only other play-
er to top 20. Lee has hit at
least 20 home runs in nine of
the last 11 seasons. ‘

The two-time NL All-Star
and three-time Gold Glove
winner agreed to terms last
week and signed a contract
after passing a physical. Lee
fills the void left by the
departure of Wigginton,
who signed as a free agent
with Colorado.

Lee can earn an additional
$500,000 each for 400 and
500 plate appearances, and
- $250,000 each for 425, 450,

_Ifan injured player is voted

475! 525,550, 575 and 600.

Pieters shoots 7-under 66 to lead Africa Open by one

EAST LONDON, South Africa
(AP) Branden Grace holed a 9-iron
approach at the 18th hole to get with-
in a shot of Brandon Pieters for the

Africa Open lead after Thursday's

partially completed first round.

Grace's eagle lifted him to 6-under
67, with Pieters' early 66 holding up
when play was halted with 24 players
still on the course in gathering dark-
ness at East London Golf Club. A
dense coastal fog in the morning had
caused an 10-hour delay at the Euro-
pean Tour event.

"I was just trying to hit it close,"
Grace said.

It was an exclamation point to a

round that opened with a birdie but
faltered with a bogey on the fourth.

"T was a bit nervous about what that
might have done to my day," he said.
"But the turning point came when I
sank a good 15-footer for birdie on
the 10th, and that was the first of three
inarowforme." ~

He bogeyed the 14th — a hole play-
ers battled all day — but birdied the
16th and then came the moment of
magic on the 18th.

He shared second with the fellow
South African Jaco van Zyl, J ean-Bap-
tiste Gonnet of France, Fredrik Ohls-
son of Sweden, Elliot Saltman of Scot-
land and Miles Tunnicliff of England.

New York Jets
at Indianap

Pieters, also of South Africa, was a -
; surprise leader in the clubhouse. He'd

injured his knee on his way back from
European Tour Q-School then aggra-
vated it when he slipped on an
embankment during the South
African Open just before Christmas.
"I just did nothing for two weeks,
resting my knee after the SA Open,
and I felt really rusty on the range," he
said. f
But after the turn Pieters made five
birdies beginning at No. 3. "It was a
case of making more putts in that
stretch than I made all of last year," he

joked. —

Had he not had three bogeys in the

first 10 holes, he might have had a
runaway lead. "The bogeys were just
from bad tee shots," Pieters said: "The
rough's up, and I just hit three bad
tee shots which resulted in bogeys."

Defending champion Charl
Schwartzel was 4-under 33 going out
and a birdie on 11 seemed to set him
for a superb round, but he had bogeys
13, 14 and 18. The damage was com-
pensated somewhat by an eagle on
No. 15, finishing with a 69 to tie for
14th with 10 other players.

Two-time US Open champion
Retief Goosen labored to a 75, while
Darren Clarke, who was second to
Goosen in 2009, had a 69.



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Roddick,
Soderling
advance

BRISBANE, Australia
(AP) = Second-seeded
Andy Roddick beat Mar-

cos Baghdatis of Cyprus”

6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to
reach the semifinals of the
Brisbane International.

The eighth-ranked
American hit seven aces
and converted 65 per cent
of his first serve points to
beat the 20th-ranked
Baghdatis.

Baghdatis managed to
hold serve only once in the
opening set. In the second,
his big shots matched Rod-
dick until the eighth game,
when the American broke
at love.

Also, Kevin Anderson
of South Africa rallied to
beat Santiago Giraldo of
Colombia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to
reach the last four.

Earlier, top-seeded
Robin Soderling of Swe-
den held on to. beat
Michael.Berrer.of Ger-
many 6-3, 7-6 (7) and
reach the quarterfinals

Soderling saved both
break points he faced
against the left-handed
Berrer.

Tough

"It was tough today.

Two sets, but they were
both really close and I had
to save some break points
in the first set," the Swede.
said. "The second one was
really close and I was
lucky to win this match in
two sets. ..: Tiebreaks are
“always a little different.
You have to stay -very

focused. He came up with.

some good stuff in the
tiebreak, but I still man-
aged to win it."
Soderling's next oppo-
nent will be Australian
qualifier Matthew Ebden,
who defeated eighth-seed-
ed Denis Istomin. of
Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-4.

Former Wimbledon:

finalist Marion Bartoli of
France beat, Barbora
Zahlavova Strycova of the

Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 to:.

reach the women' s semi-
finals.

The fourth-seeded Bar-
toli trailed 2-1 in the first
set before winning the
next eight games. She will
next face either Jarmila
Groth or Andrea
Petkovic.

Petra Kvitova of the
Czech Republic defeated
Dominka Cibulkova 6-0;
6-4 and will meet fifth-
seeded Russian Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova in the
other semifinal match.

Pavlyuchenkova‘led 6-
2, 5-1 before holding off
Lucie Safarova of the
Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7
(4), 6-3.



Serbia reaches Hopman Cup final

By. ALEXANDRA WILLIS
Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP)
— Serbia reached the Hop-
man Cup final on Thursday
despite losing 2-1 to Bel-

gium in its final round-robin

series.

Serbia blanked Kaza-
khstan and Australia this
week and only needed to
. win_one match against Bel-
gium to advance. Novak.

_ Djokovic took care.of that, ...

beating Ruben Bemelmans

of Belgium 6-3, 6-2 after Jus-

tine Henin had defeated
Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3.
Henin and Bemelmans

then won the mixed doubles

3-6, 6-4, 10-4 (Champions
tiebreaker).

Serbia will meet Italy,
France or the United States

from Group B in Saturday's

final.
"We were really eager to
win it," said Djokovic, who-
is playing his first Hopman

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Returning from injury,
Venus falls to Zvonareva

RETURN: Venus Williams serves against Vera Zvonareva during the Hong.Kong Tennis

Classic match Thursday. Zvonareva won 6-4, 6-2.



By MIN LEE
Associated Press



HONG KONG (AP) — Venus
Williams lost to second-ranked Vera
Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday at the
Hong Kong Classic exhibition tour-
nament in her first match since the
US Open.

Williams was sidelined with a left
knee injury for the last part of the

2010 season and is. using the tourna- .

ment as her only warmup for the Aus-
tralian Open.
The two players traded breaks in

the second and third games of the first ___

set before the Russian broke to love in
the fourth. Zvonareva broke again in
the first game of the second set and
extended her lead to 5-2 with another
break. She closed out the match when
Williams' forehand return landed
wide.

The American, a seven-time Grand
Slam champion, said she wasn't sur-
prised by her rustiness and that she
expects her form to improve with
more play.

In Hong Kong, she will play anoth-
er singles match and is playing mixed

doubles with retired men's great John,

McEnroe..

"T haven't played that many match-

es in the last six months, so'I think it
showed. a little bit today, but it's not
too unexpected," Williams said. "I just
need to get out there and play points.
I don't feel any pressure right now to
play my best tennis. I know my best
tennis will come with each and every:

(AP Photo) -match."

With both Williams and younger
sister Serena reaching veteran age —
Venus is now 30 and her sibling is 29

_ — Injuries are more frequent and per-

sistent. Serena also saw her 2010 sea-
son cut short, although by a noncom-
petitive injury. She hurt her right foot
at a restaurant and that put her out of
action after she won at Wimbledon in
July for her 13th Grand Slam title.

Still, retirement doesn't appear to
be on the agenda.

"No," Venus said when asked about

calling it quits. "None of those
thoughts at all, really."
Zvonareva, who is 1-7 against the
older Williams sister on the WTA
tour, got a rare win as the Russian
tries to build on a successful 2010 sea-
son, when she reached two consecu-
tive major finals at Wimbledon and
the US Open.

"I'm a much more enperienasd
player right now. I can play different
matches and different situations much
better than before," the 26-year-old
Russian said. "Definitely that experi-
ence that I was able to get last year —
it will help me in the future matches.

"I'm just looking forward to the new
season. '

Conditions were chilly at Victoria
Park Center Court on Thursday, with
temperatures dropping into the mid-
50s. Both players wore long-sleeved
tops and donned pants beneath their
skirts.

Earlier in the day, American
teenager Melanie Oudin was up a set
and a break but lost to Maria Kir-

- ilenko 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0.

Federer to meet Tsonga in Qatar Open semis

DOHA, Outi (AP). — Rafael
Nadal and Roger Federer remain
on course to meet in the Qatar Open
final after both won their quarterfi-
nals in straight sets on Thursday.

Federer, a two-time champion in
Doha, routed sixth-seeded Viktor
Troicki 6-2, 6-2 in just 65 minutes
and will face third-seeded Jo-Wil-
fried Tsonga in the semifinals. Top-
ranked Nadal was given more of a
test by Latvia's Ernests Gulbis

before he came through 7-6 (3), 6-3.)

(it is always a difficult match

‘against him," Nadal said. "You have
‘to play special against him. I did my

best today and I am happy about it.

.. [pushed him hard and broke him’

many times. I am playing well. My
target here is to win.'

Nadal plays defending champion
Nikolay Davydenko or Ivo Karlovic
on Friday.

The Spaniard broke Gulbis in the
fourth game of the first set and,
although Gulbis broke back, the 22-

“year-old Latvian could not maintain

his form in the tiebreaker and Nadal

won four points in a row to take it.
On Wednesday, Nadal ‘dropped

the second set 6-0 against Lukas

‘Lacko after taking the first’on a

tiebreaker, but there was no repeat
against Gulbis. He broke twice more
to win easily.

Federer, who won the title in 2005



and 2006, had little euble’ improv-
ing his win-loss record at the tour-
nament to 21-3..He broke Troicki
twice in each set while holding serve
easily against a tired-looking oppo-
nent who has won just one ATP
title.

The No. 2-ranked Federer did not
serve a single ace but did not have to
save a break point as he kept up his
record of not dropping a set in the
tournament.

"Look, I am happy with my form
here.and in this match," Federer

said. "It wasn't a tough match and I -

was quite comfortable. ... I was in
control of my shots and created
many opportunities. This was easy
compared to the first two matches."

Tsonga outlasted seventh-seeded
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain
7-6 (4), 7-6 (9) to continue his suc-

cessful comeback from a knee injury .

that brought his 2010 season to an
early end.

Federer has won two of his three
previous meetings with the French-
man.

"He's a wonderful player, a great
character," Federer said: "He has
performed well at the big tourna-
ments, especially on the hard sur-
face at the Australian Open.

"Unfortunately, he's had injuries
and didn't play as much but he's
tough."

\





INTO SEMIS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts as he defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the Qatar
_ATP Open tournament Thursday.

(AP Phota)

Nishikori
beats Falla to
reach Chennai

quarters

CHENNAI, India (AP) —

-’ Kei Nishikori of Japan rallied

_ to beat Alejandro Falla of
‘Colombia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on :

Thursday and reach the quar-

terfinals of the Chennai Open.

The 98th-ranked Nishiko-
ri, who beat two-time defend-
ing champion Marin Cilic in
the opening round, was down
a break and trailing 3-0 in the
second set when he turned the
match’ around.

Also, sixth-seeded Janko
Tipsarevic of Serbia defeated
Alexandre Kudryavtsev of
Russia 6-2, 7-6 (3), and
eighth-seeded Robin Haase

‘of the Netherlands beat
Yuichi Sugita of Japan 4-6, 6-
3, 6-4.

INTO FINAL: Serbia’s Novak Djorkovic reaches out for a forehand.return against Belgium’s Rubens Bemelmans i in their singles at the Hopman
Cup tournament in Perth, Australia, Thursday.

Cup since 2007, after leading -
Serbia to the Davis Cup title
in December.

"It was five years ago, the
first time together, we were -
young and not experienced,
and we did not have luck to
go through the finals. This

(AP Photo)

"But not get too far back

either where he can feel like
he's getting a lot of midcourt
balls that he can dictate play
and put me on the defensive.

straight match at the event
and showed no sign of a lin-
gering elbow injury. She getting through more match-
raced out toa4-1leadinthe es and getting more confi-
second set before closing out dence."

duced his best performance
of the week at the mixed
team event in beating Gol-
ubev 6-3, 6-3.

"I played him at the

a little bit more aggressive
than I was today. It's just

Cia

For the stories

behind the news,

time we were winning quite
comfortably, our matches,

and really playing well. Both

of us, we have a good
chance to win the trophy."
Henin won her third

the match.
"I thought today was
probably one of the worst

matches I played lately and I °

really got down on myself,"

Ivanovic said. "I have to be '

Also Thursday, Australia
swept Kazakhstan 3-0, with
Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia
Molik teaming up to beat
Andrey Golubev and Sesil
Karatantcheva. Hewitt pro-

French Open a couple of
years ago and he's a great

shot-maker, so it was impor-

tant for me to go out there
and weather the storm
against him," Hewitt said.

It was a bit of a balance for
me."

Molik beat Karatantcheva

6-3, 6-2 before the Aus-
tralian duo won the mixed
doubles 8-7 (1) in a pro set.

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By ALAN ROBINSON
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When
Steelers quarterback Ben Roeth-
lisberger steps into the pocket and

‘looks downfield for Mike Wallace,
he's knows one thing for certain.
- He's not overthrowing one of the

NFL's fastest players, unless he .

somehow launches the ball 10 yards
beyond the end zone.

- "Can't do it," Roethlisberger
said.

When the Steelers drafted Wal-
lace in 2009, they knew they were
- getting a fast receiver. They had
no idea the third-round draft pick
from Mississippi might find him-
self being compared to receivers
such as Hall of Famers John Stall-
worth and Lynn Swann so early in
his career.

In two seasons, Wallace has 16 :

touchdown catches, including 10 in

_ his first year as a starter this season.
By comparison, Stallworth and
Swann both had career highs of 11
touchdowns.

Wallace also averages 21 yards
every time he catches a pass, and
12.7 yards whenever a pass is
thrown his way — whether he
catches it or not. His seven 100-

‘ yard games tied Stallworth for the

most in a Steelers season. He also--

ranked second in the league with 17
catches of 25 yards or more.

No matter who the Steelers play
in the NFL divisional playoffs next
week, defending Wallace will be a
priority for their opponent.

"Last year, I was just happy to
catch the ball, just trying to make
sure J didn't drop the ball," Wal-
lace said. "This year, I wanted to
score more, try to get up the field a
lot faster when I catch the ball."

Wallace was mostly the Steelers"

No. 3 receiver last season, playing
often in extra-receiver sets. Yet, he

ce averaged a league-high 19.4 yards

- per.catch. This season, he was
topped only by the Eagles' DeSean
Jackson at 22.5. -
‘Wallace won't say he's the fastest







TOUCHDOWN: Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace catches a 56-yard touchdown

pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter of a game against

the Browns in Cleveland.

wide receiver in the league. But he
also can't name anyone faster.
"If he had the amount of catches

_ (the NFL leaders had), he'd have a

ridiculous amount of yards,"
Roethlisberger said. "But you
know what? Maybe that gives him
the motivation to improve and try
to get up there."

Wallace's ongoing development

has lessened the impact of former.

Super Bowl MVP. Santonio

' Holmes' offseason trade to the Jets.

The Steelers have a better record
(12-4) than they did last year (9-

(Ai . oto)

7), and part of that is the chem-

istry that Wallace and Roet!

berger have developed in an

increasingly uptempo offense.
Roethlisberger constantly kids

Wallace. He calls him Burn. Not,

because of his speed, but because
of his first name, which is Burnell.
At the same time, Roethlisberger is
pushing Wallace to get better, to
add this trick or this move or this
skill to his resume.

"To be doing all ‘the things he' s
doing at a young age is amazing,"
said wide receiver Hines Ward,

. guy now and get separation.

who also works extensively with
Wallace. "But people don't always
see the stuff he's getting better on
— the route running, the getting
in and out of cuts. He can push a
The
more he develops, the better he's
going to make everybody because
it's going to be very hard to defend
him. You're going to have to wor-
ry about negating his big-play abil-
ity, and that's going to open up
plays for other guys."

On Sunday, the Steelers planned
to target Wallace in man-to-man
coverage to start their game in
Cleveland, regardless of field posi-
tion. Roethlisberger delivered a
perfectly placed pass to an open
Wallace for a 56-yard touchdown,
and the Steelers went on to win 41-
9, secure the AFC North title and a
first-round playoff bye.

The game before, Wallace had
a 43-yard catch for Pittsburgh's first
touchdown in a 27-3 victory over
Carolina: Five of Wallace's touch-
downs this season are for 40 yards
or longer, and he and Roethlis-
berger already have connected
eight times in two seasons on scor-
ing pass. plays of such length.

Wallace's growing confidence is
evident, too.

Asked about going against Jets
cornerback Darrelle Revis last
month, Wallace said, "I don't care
about nobody. He's just another
ov, He's a really good player, but
1 ma real good player myself."

Wallace's rapid improvement,
and the addition of rookies

amanuel Sa: ' ‘Se tehes for
376 yards and 2 touchdow ns) and
Antonio Brown (16 catches, 167
yards), provide an element of speed
the Steelers haven't always had.

"We understand that this is the
playoffs, and we expect things to
happen pretty quickly there," Wal-
lace said. "I just want Ben to know
I'll be ready for him when he needs

. me, I'll make he big plays, just like

I did during the regular season. It
doesn't matter that I haven't been
in the playoffs before."

Ravens LB Lewis stoked for another Super Bowl run

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) —
Ray Lewis knows there won't be
many more chances to win another
Super Bowl, so. he's attached a
sense of urgency to this year's play-
offs.

Baltimore opens the postseason
Sunday in Kansas City, but the

’ Ravens linebacker began talking
championship with his teammates
when New Orleans came to town
last month.

The night before the Ravens
faced the defending Super Bowl
champion Saints, he gave an impas-
sioned speech to his teammates,
stressing the importance of dedi-
cation and sacrifice.

"When New Orleans was coming
here, they are still defending
champs until somebody else touch-
es that confetti," Lewis said
Wednesday. "That's what I tried
to get my young guys to clue in on.
We watched them win a Super
Bowl against the Colts last year.
Do you want to feel that? Because
I do — again."

For Lewis, that's the only Tea-
son to play the game.

His 12 Pro Bowl invitations and
two Defensive Player of the Year
awards are meaningless next to the
Super Bowl ring he earned a
decade ago with Baltimore.

Now in his 15th season, the 35-
year-old Lewis wants to make each
play, each down count.

"I've watched some of the great-
est warriors come in this business
and leave this business without a
ring," Lewis said. "When you get
that, the thing that waters. your
mouth is to feel that again. So when
you find yourself back here, the
message starts to become simple:
What will you sacrifice for your
team? What will you give up for
that ultimate prize?"

‘Sounds like another speech
brewing. And if Lewis does decide
to address the Ravens before they
face the Chiefs, there is no doubt
that his teammates vil heed every
word.

"It's huge to-have a guy like him
on the team, someone who knows
what it takes to do something that's
darn near impossible," linebacker
Terrell Suggs said. "There's only
going to be one champion at the
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before. A couple of years in the
past we've had chances to win it
but we've come up short: He can
pinpoint exactly why we came up
short."

Lewis understands how difficult
a task it is to win a Super Bowl
title. This will be the sixth time

- since their lone Super Bow] appear-

ance that the Ravens have been in
the playoffs, and each of the previ-
ous five ended in disappointment.

Lewis intends to rectify that
shortcoming in the weeks ahead.

"We're back in the dance a third
(consecutive) year. I say finish. Fin-
ish naw. Because we've done
everything else," he said. "We've
been to the AFC championship,
we've been to the divisional round,
we've done everything we're sup-
posed to do. What's next for us?
What's next is finish."

If he can't go to the Super Bowl
as a player, Lewis won't go as a
fan. The only way he intends to be
there in person is wearing a hel-
met, shoulder pads and a No. 52

jersey.

"I would never attend one with-'

out playing in it. But I do watch
it," Lewis said. "You sit there and
you're like, 'Wow, somebody will
experience what I experienced.’ |
want that. That's the only reason
you play the game. And right now,’
my job as a leader of this team is to
tell them, 'Look, we've got three
weeks. Make up your mind. We've
got Kansas City this week, whoev-
er the next week and whoever the
next week. Whatever you've got to
do, let's see if we can make that
trip to Dallas.'"

Lewis has been the leader of this
team for 15 years, but his dozen
Pro Bowl invitations are proof that
he's more than just a voice in the
huddle and locker room. He leads

the Ravens with 145 tackles, has-

two interceptions, two sacks, forced
two fumbles and recovered three.
That, and his experience, should
prove instrumental in Baltimore's
bid to go deep into the playoffs.
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you have confidence they're going

to be leaders and play great,",

Ravens cornerback Chris Carr said.
"They always show up in big
games. When you're playing with
great players like that who have
experience, you go into the playoffs
it doesn't seem like as big a deal.
Ray has high expectations every
single week, so we're going to feel
comfortable out there having him
with us."

After going through training
camp and a.17-week regular season
to get to this point, Lewis can't wait
to get started.

"Here we go again," he said.
"You had your peaks and valleys,
your ups and downs, your wrongs
and rights, your dos, your don'ts.
You had all these different things.
And now you find yourself with
the only reason you play the game,
and that's the opportunity to be in
the dance."

And, more importantly, to be the
last one standing.

_ Indianapolis Colts

Colts kicker.
Vinatieri still
clutch in the
15th season

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPO- [
LIS (AP) — Adam Ff
Vinatieri is still
clutch — and still,
almost automatic.

The veteran

kicker made a 43-
yard field goal as
ume expired this
past Sunday ina
23-20 victory over
the Tennessee 7
Titans, his first 2
game-winner in.

over two years. VINATIERI (AP)

The man who
has two Super Bowl-winning kicks was
happy to get reacquainted with a bit of
pressure in time for Saturday night's play-
off game against the New York Jets.

- "It's been a little while since I've had
the opportunity," he said. "There were a
couple games early in the year where it
was looking like we might have a chance
and it didn't turn out that way, but it's
always nice to have an opportunity to get
out there and try and help your team win
games. It was nice to get it when we did,
and hopefully, we'll carry that momen-
tum into the postseason."

Vinatieri also made a season-long 48-
yarder and a 44-yarder against the Titans.
He has made 14 straight field goals since
missing his only two attempts of the sea-
son Oct. 17 at Washington.

"He has really been solid down the
stretch here," quarterback Peyton Man-



“ning said. "He has made a lot of kicks.

We certainly feel like we want to be bet-
ter in the red'zone and don't like settling
for field goals, but when called upon, that
is what he does. We certainly felt real
good about that, but you don't take him
for granted. I certainly don't."

The 38-year-old Vinatieri.has statistics
to be proud of. He ranks 11th all-time in
field-goal percentage (82.7), 11th in field
goals made and is one of just seven play-
ers in league history to score 500 or more
points with two different teams.

"His longevity is based upon the fact
that not only is he good, not.only is he
extremely accurate, but he is also a real
professional in how he goes about taking

care of himself," Colts coach Jim Caldwell
said.

But Vinatieri is best known for when he
makes kicks.

He.won two Super Bowls for the New .

England Patriots in the final seconds — a

48-yarder to beat the St. Louis Rams in
2002 and a 41-yarder to beat the Carolina
Panthers two years later.

As a Colt in 2007, he made five field
goals in the playoffs against Baltimore to
help Indy beat the Ravens 15-6, and made
three field goals in a Super Bowl win over
Chicago. He made 14 of 15 field goals in
the playoffs that year and set an NFL
record by scoring 49 points in the post-
season.

He has 23 game- winning field goals in
his 15-year career with the Colts and Patri-
ots. He made 26 of 34 postseason field
goals with New England, and 16 of 17
with the Colts.

"He's very settled," Caldwell said.
"He's not one that's prone to do anything
in the extreme, and he functions in the
clutch consistently."

Vinatieri didn't have a chance to add to
his postseason legend last season. He had
surgery on his right hip in June 2009 which

caused him to miss all of training camp.
After playing in the first five games that
season, he had arthroscopic surgery on
his right knee to remove a piece of carti-
lage. “He thought he might be able to
return, but he was inactive during Indy's
run to the Super Bowl as the Colts chose
to stick with his replacement, Matt Stover.
_ It was a little difficult to stand on the
sideline and try to, be a cheerleader
instead of a participant in the game,"
Vinatiefi said. "J tried to do what I could
as far as leadership, not being on the field.
It was difficult personally, but profes-
sionally, it was great seeing our team do as
well as it did."
He recovered from the surgeries and

is fully healthy now.

"This offseason, we spent a lot of time
strengthening and doing, some rehab and
making sure that I was healthy, and knock
on wood, I've felt great the whole season
long and it hasn't been an issue," he said.
"T can't say I feel like a new man, but I
feel like a repaired man."

This season, he made 26 of 28 attempts
and was the most accurate kicker in the
league among those with at least 20 kicks.
He scored 129 points, the second-best
total of his career.

"I didn't have any doubts that I could
make it back," he said. "A lot of guys
have knees and shoulders that need to be
fixed, then you go on to the next year. |
figured if we had the offseason to get
ready and prepare, it should be a suc-
cessful season."

Vinatieri always has enjoyed the play-
offs, but appreciates it more now.

"It's nice to get back to the postseason,
and it's nice to be a part of it on the field,
rather than on the sideline."

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East South West North
Pass INT Pass . 3NT

Opening lead — king of diamonds.

A most unusual end position
developed in today’s rather ordinary-
looking deal, which occurred in a
duplicate game some years ago.

West led the king of diamonds
against three notrump, and South
ducked, hoping to lure West into con-
tinuing a diamond, which would
have given declarer his ninth. trick.
But West was able to read East’s
nine-spot as discouraging, since all
the lower diamonds were accounted
for.

West therefore shifted to the
deuce of hearts at trick two, and

declarer allowed East’s jack to hold.
When East continued with the queen,
South correctly took his ace, preserv-
ing the nine asa potential throw-in
card later on.

From what had transpired thus
far, declarer concluded that West
started with five diamonds (since
East did not return a diamond at trick
three) and at least three hearts (from
his lead of the deuce, indicating
length). Ifhe also had his share of the
missing spades, East would have
most of the outstanding clubs, mak-
ing that finesse a strong favorite to
lose.

This possibility loomed even
larger when South next cashed four
spade tricks and discovered that West
had started with three spades. But
declarer found the answer. He cashed
the ace of clubs and exited with a
heart, forcing East to win with the
king. East had no choice but to return
a club, allowing South to score the
jack and make his game.

It is true that East could have
wriggled out of the endplay by dis-
carding his king of hearts on the
fourth spade. But in that case, the
same heart lead by declarer would
endplay West. After taking the nine
with the ten and cashing the eight,
West would be forced to lead a dia-
mond from the Q-10 into declarer’s
A-J, again handing South the game-
going trick.

Tomorrow: A spot card shows the way.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 7E



Baan ene SPORTS



‘After fight
on team
plane,
Grizzlies
moving on

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —
Grizzlies players Tony Allen
and O.J. Mayo say there are
no hard feelings after they
fought on a team flight over
an unpaid debt from a card
game.

Allen says he and Mayo
shook hands and joked
around as they shot together
at practice Thursday, three
days after the altercation on a
Monday flight back to Mem-
phis. from Los.Angeles.

Mayo says the team is
focusing on Friday's game
against the Utah Jazz. Mayo
has been suffering from bron-
chitis, and he missed Tues-
day's 110-105 win over Okla-
homa City at home.

The team said Wednesday
it has banned gambling on
team flights. Grizzlies coach
Lionel Hollins had both play-
ers apologize and says the
team showed it responded
well to the fight by winning
Tuesday.



By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston

Rockets center Yao Ming underwent

‘ surgery Thursday to repair a stress
fracture in his left ankle, a procedure
he says may end his career.

The 7-foot-6 Yao has been out since
Nov. 10, and played in only five games
this season before the team declared
him lost for the season. The seven-
time All-Star missed all of last season
following reconstructive foot surgery.

Team doctor Tom Clanton per-
formed the procedure in Houston.

"I know this will be another long
rehab," Yao said in a statement. "But
I'm looking forward to beginning my
recovery. I will use this time to con-
sider all of my options, and will make
a decision regarding my career plans as
I get closer to the end of my rehab."

The Rockets drafted Yao with the

top overall pick in 2002, but his NBA ”

career has been derailed by a rash of
injuries, mostly to his left foot and
ankle.
His contract with oiSion expires
after this season, and the’ Rockets are

still awaiting word from the league if —

they'll be granted.a disabled player
‘salary exception for Yao. That would
allow Houston to acquire a free agent,

match salaries, up to the value of the
midlevel exception (about $5.75 mil-
lion).

The league granted Houston the
same disabled player exception for
Yao in 2009, and the Rockets used
that money (about $5.7 million) to
sign swingman Trevor Ariza. Hous-
ton traded Ariza to New Orleans after
one season as part of a four-team deal
that brought Courtney Lee to the
Rockets.

Houston is, 16-19 heading into Fri-
day's game at Orlando.

Yao missed only two games in his
first three seasons. The injury prob-
lems began in the 2005-06 season,
when he missed 21 games with an
infection in his left big toe. He broke

his left foot late in the season, and

missed the last four games.

He played in 77 regular-season
games in 2008-09, but then sustained a
hairline fracture in his foot that
required complex surgery.

The Rockets carefully monitored

_ his minutes coming into this season,

but Yao was injured in Houston's 98-
91 loss to the Washington Wizards on
Nov. 10.

In all, Yao has sat out 91 games in
four seasons spanning 2005-09. He
missed only five games in the 2008:09
season, then broke his left foot in the
playetts :

Yao a aeue surgery,
weighs career options



- ROCKETS trainer Jason. Biles works on
the left foot of center Yao Ming. :

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CLEVELAND (AP) —
Cavaliers guard Daniel
Gibson has a sprained
ankle. He did not travel
with the team as ‘it
embarked on a five- "game
road trip.

Gibson was injured dur-

ing the third quarter of
Wednesday's 120-105 loss
to Toronto, the Cavaliers'
eighth straight and 18th in
19 games.

Sidelined

It s not yet known how
long Gibson, averaging
13.7 points, will be side-
lined. He had just returned
after missing two games
with a thigh injury.

Gibson's injury is anoth-
er blow to the Cavaliers,
who at 8-27, have the
worst record in the East-
ern Conference.

Forward Leon Powe
also did not leave with the
team because of a knee
bruise.





By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon
Rondo had 22 assists, 12
points and 10 rebounds for
his 11th career triple-double,
adding six steals to help the
Boston Celtics beat the San
Antonio Spurs 105-103 on
Wednesday night in a

matchup of the NBA's top. -

two teams.

It's the first time this season
that the Spurs (29-6), who still
have the best record in the
NBA, have lost back-to-back
games.

Ray Allen scored 31 for
Eastern Conference-leading*
Boston (27-7), but missed a
pair of free throws with 8.1
seconds left, and the Celtics
up by two. After a timeout,
Manu Ginobili worked down
the clock and put up a shot
that was blocked by Paul
‘ Pierce and pulled down.by
Rondo for his 10th rebound.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis had
23 points — one short of a
career high — playing in place
of an injured Kevin Garnett.
Rondo's 22 assists: were the
second-most in his career.

Ginobili had 24 points and
eight rebounds for San Anto-
nio, which was coming off a
128-115 loss at New York on
Tuesday night. :

Lakers.99, Suns 95 ,
PHOENIX (AP) — Kobe



By The Associated Press
All Times EST ©




Sacramento

d-division leader

Nn Standings




Bryant scored 24 points and

four other Los Angeles play-

ers reached double figures as
the Lakers held off Phoenix.
Jared Dudley led the Suns

with 21 points, including three -

of their 11 3-pointers, but the
much bigger Lakers dominat-
ed the boards 47-31, includ-
ing 14-5 on the offensive end.

Andrew Bynum scored 14
for Los Angeles, Shannon

Brown had 13, Lamar Odom :

12 and Ron Artest 11, includ-
ing a wide-open 3 with 1:30
to play after Phoenix had cut

_the lead to one.

Steve Nash had 11 points
and.10 assists for Phoenix:
Vince Carter scored 14 but

his extra-long 3-point attempt :
was blocked by Gasol in the
final minute.

The Lakers won their sec-
ond game in two nights to
improve to 4-4 over their last

eight. The Suns have lost 10 |

of 13.

Magic 97, Bucks 87

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —
Dwight Howard had 28 points
and 13 rebounds, and Orlan-
do held off the injury-deplet-
ed Milwaukee Bucks for its
seventh straight victory.

Milwaukee lost for the sev-
enth time in 10 games, trudg-

" ing on without three of its five’ _
top scorers in guard Brandon.

Jennings (broken left foot),
guard Carlos Delfino (con-




























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WwW L Pct GB
d-Boston 27 7 .794 —
d-Miami 28 9 .757
d-Chicago = 23 11 .676 4
Orlando 23 12 657 4
Atlanta 24 14 632 5
New York 20 ' 14 588. 7
Indiana. | 14 18 .438 12
Philadelphia 14 21 .400 13
Milwaukee 13 20 394 13
Charlotte 12 21 364 «14
Toronto 12 23 343 15
Detroit 11 24 314 16
New Jersey, 10 25 * 286 17
Washington 8 25 242 = 18
Cleveland 8 27 229 19
WESTERN CONFERENCE

WwW L Pct GB
d-San Antonio 29 6 .829 —
Dallas 26 8 765 2
d-L.A. Lakers 25 11 .694 4
d-Utah 24 | 12 .667 5
Oklahoma City | 23 13 .639 6
Denver 20 14 588 8
New Orléans 21 15 .. 583 .8
Portland 19 17 528 10
Houston 16 19 457 13
Memphis 16 19 457 13
Phoenix — 14. 19 424 14
Golden State 14 21 .400- 15
L.A. Clippers 11 24 314 18
Minnesota 9 27 250 + 20









103.

(

cussion symptoms) and for-
ward Drew Gooden (plantar
fasciitis in his left foot).
Orlando avenged an 11-
point loss at Milwaukee on
Dec. 4 in which it played with-
out Howard, Jameer Nelson
and J.J. Redick, who were all
sidelined by the flu.

The Magic led by as many.

as 19 before their lead was cut
to 84-79 on a jumper by John
Salmons with 4:06 remaining.
A basket by Howard and 3-

‘pointer by Hedo Turkoglu got

the lead back to 10 and
helped the Magic secure the
win despite shooting just 5 of
22 from beyond the arc.

- Corey Maggette led Mil-
waukee with 21 points.

Nets 96, Bulls 94

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
Sasha Vujacic made the
tiebreaking basket with 5.3
seconds left and New Jersey
snapped a five-game losing
streak by beating Chicago.

With the game tied at 94,
Nets guard Devin Harris
appeared to be attempting a
lob pass to center Brook

Lopez, but the ball, was:

knocked to Vujacic, who put
it in for his 13th point. Der-

‘rick Rose then missed a long

jumper and Chicago's five-
game winning streak was
over.

-Kris Humphries responded
to a demotion with a season-
high .20 points and 11
rebounds, and Harris finished

with 18 points and 11 assists

for the Nets.

Rose had 21 points but just
one assist for the Bulls, who
lost for only the third time in
17 games.

76ers 109, Wizards 97

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Jrue Holiday and Lou
Williams each scored 26



‘TOUGH SHOT: Celtics’ Rajon-Rondo (9) shoots over Spurs’ Gary
‘Neal in the fourth quarter of a game in Boston. The Celtics won 105-.

(AP Photo)

points, and Philadelphia ,

returned from its longest road
trip of the season to beat

‘ Washington.

Elton Brand had 17 points
to help the Sixers avoid the
embarrassment of becoming
the first home team to lose to
the Wizards. this season.
Washington is 0-17 on the
road.

The Sixers ee the first two

games of the season series at »

Washington in overtime by a
combined three points.

Nick Young scored 21
points for the Wizards, and
John Wall had 18 points and

_ 14-assists.

Raptors 120, Cavaliers 105

CLEVELAND (AP) —
Andrea Bargnani scored 25
points, Leandro Barbosa
added 22.and Jose Calderon
had a season-high 17 assists
to help Toronto end an 11-

‘game losing streak in Cleve-

land.

Calderon scored 20 points
and Julian Wright 15 for
Toronto, which snapped a-
three-game skid and won for
just the fourth time in 16
games. The Raptors trailed
by 15 after one, but had little
trouble coming back against
the getting-worse-by-the-day
Cavs, who have lost eight
straight and 18 of 19.

Antawn Jamison scored 32
for Cleveland, outscored 94-
69 over the final three quar-
ters.

Hawks 110, Jazz 87

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— Joe Johnson scored 28
points, making five of seven 3-
pointers, and Jamal Crawford
added 26 off the bench as
Atlanta beat Utah.

The victory was the third
straight on the road for
Atlanta, which avenged a 90-

86 loss Nov. 12 at home to the

Jazz.
Deron Williams and
Andrei Kirilenko each had 19

-points to lead the Jazz, who

were without second-leading
scorer Paul Millsap because
ofabruised hip. ~

The Hawks hurt the Jazz

with 3-pointers, hitting 14 of .

25 on the night, including a
halfcourt buzzer-beater that
Crawford banked in for a 55-
41 halftime lead.

Atlanta led 30-17 after one,

.. with the Jazz shooting just.
_ 35.3 per cent to 52.4 per cent
* for the Hawks.

Trail Blazers 103,

Rockets 100

HOUSTON (AP)
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27

points and Portland overcame ©

Kevin Martin's season-high
45 points to beat Houston.
Rudy Fernandez gave the
Tiail Blazers the lead with
less than a minute remaining.
Martin missed a shot on the
other end and Aldridge
grabbed the rebound and
extended the lead with his
bucket a few.seconds later.
Luis Scola missed a shot for

Houston and Aldridge was |

fouled on the rebound.
Aldridge hit two free
throws with 5 seconds remain-
ing. before Kyle. Lowry made
a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds
left to cut the lead to 102-100,
Andre Miller made a free

throw before Courtney Lee's _

shot at the buzzer bounced
off the rim.

The Rockets played with-’

out point. guard Aaron

Brooks, who sat out after re-.

injuring the left ankle that
kept him out 21 games earlier
this season on Monday in a
loss to Denver.

Warriors 110, Hornets 103

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —
Monta Ellis scored 29 points
and Golden State rallied past
New Orleans.

Trailing by 10 after three
quarters, the Warriors went
on a 27-7 run in the first 7
minutes of*the fourth to go
ahead 99-89, then hit their
free throws down the stretch
to seal the victory after the
Hornets got within two.

Stephen Curry had 21
points for Golden State.

Chris Paul led New Orleans
with 24 points, one off his sea-
son high, but was scoreless for
the first 11 minutes of the
fourth quarter. He also had
13 assists, but was on the
bench at the start of the
fourth when Golden State got
back in the game.

Bobcats 108,

Timberwolves 105, OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —
Tyrus Thomas had 21 points
and 11 rebounds, and Char-
lotte rallied from eight points
down in-the final 3 minutes
to pull out an overtime victo-
ry against Minnesota.

D.J. Augustin scored eight |

points in the final 2:08 of reg-
ulation to tie the game and
the Bobcats snapped a nine-

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game road losing streak with-
out leading scorers Stephen
Jackson (knee) and Gerald
Wallace (ankle).

Kevin Love: had 35 points
and 15 rebounds and Michael

- Beasley had 28 points and 12.

boards for the Wolves, who
turned the ball over five times
in overtime to let another
fourth-quarter lead slip away.

After missing 11 of his first
12 shots, Augustin scored 12
of his 16 points in the fourth
quarter and overtime. He hit
two 3-pointers and made two
free throws to tie the game in
regulation.

Clippers 106, Nuggets 93
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Eric Gordon scored 28 points,
including four 3-pointers, to
help Los Angeles snap Den-
ver's four-game winning

streak.

Blake Griffin had 22 points
and 18 rebounds to tie.a fran-
chise record with his 22nd
consecutive double-double,
hours after the NBA
announced he would partici-
pate in the Feb. 19 slam dunk

contest at his home arena dur-

ing All-Star weekend.
DeAndre Jordan added 14
points and tied a career high
with 20 rebounds for the Clip-
pers.
Los Angeles éutrebound:
ed the Nuggets 57-43 to halt a
four-game losing streak
against Denver.
Carmelo Anthony had 31
points and Chauncéy Billups

‘added 25 for the Nuggets,
who took their only lead ear-

ly in the first quarter.

schedule -

Friday’s Games ~
San Antonio.
at Indiana, 7pm
Chicago
at Philadelphia, 7pm
New Jersey
at Washington, 7pm
Toronto
at Boston, 7:30pm
Utah at Memphis, 8pm
Portland : :
at Minnesota, 8pm —
Houston ©
at Orlando, 8pm

. Miami
at Milwaukee, 8: 30pm
Cleveland > :
at Golden State, 10:30 pm
New Orleans
at L.A. Lakers, 10: 30pm
New York.
at Phoenix, 10:30pm

Saturday’s Games |
Indiana at Atlanta, {po
Washington

at Charlotte, 7pm
Milwaukee °

at New Jersey, 7pm
Philadelphia

at Detroit, 7:30pm
Boston at Chicago, 8pm
Memphis

at Oklahoma City, 8pm
Orlando

at Dallas, 8:30 pm

Utah at Houston,

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PAGE 8E, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011

TRIBUNE SPORTS



PGA season kicks off at Tourney of Champions

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

‘KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) —
Geoff Ogilvy has 12 stitches in his
finger. Zach Johnson cut a hole in
his shoe to accommodate his bum
toe. :

Hawaii isn't paradise for every-
one at the PGA Tour's season open-
er.

The 2011 season gets under way
on the Plantation Course at Kapalua
with a 34-man field of tour winners
from last year. After a week of sun-
shine, Thursday began with low
clouds and a light, steady rain. ©

Robert Garrigus was the last one
to get in, winning at Disney in the
final event of the year..Ogilvy was
the first to qualify by winning the
Tournament of Champions a year
ago by one shot.

He has a chance to join Stuart -
Appleby as the only players to win:

three successive years at Kapalua,
and Ogilvy appeared to be in fine
form by winning the Australian
Open and losing in a playoff at the
Australian PGA Championship.
Ogilvy headed for the beach on
Tuesday, and cut his right index fin-
ger on some coral reef while coming
in from the surf. He received more
stitches than he needed as a precau-
tion, but pulled out of the pro-am

Wednesday and after another trip .
to the doctor, opted to rest until ©

Thursday before deciding if he could



SEASON OPENER: Jim Furyk hits on the 10th hole during the pro-am event of the
Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii, Wednesday.

In the background is the island of Molokai.

lay.
"It's not ideal," said his manager,
Paul Galli. "It's not so much a big
cut, it's just in an awkward position.
It was fairly deep, and when you're

‘on the reef, you've got to be careful

with an infection. They cleaned it
out and put in some stitches."

The Tournament of Champions
has not. been without its defending

(AP Photo)

champion since Jerry Barber didn't
play in 1961.

Johnson also hurt himself in a
tropical paradise, though it was noth-
ing to boast about. He was in the
Grand Caymans on a family holiday
last week when fireworks left a trash
can smoldering. He grabbed a hose
and was running to-the rescue, in
pitch dark wearing flip-flops, when

he slammed into a concrete step he
didn't see and tore off his toe nail. |

He tried sandals with golf spikes
when he got to Kapalua. That didn't
work. For the pro-am Wednesday,
he went to a larger shoe and cut out
the toe, but the size left him uncom-
fortable. The plan for Thursday was
to cut out the toe of his regular golf
shoes and give it a shot.

Johnson was taking it all in stride.

He managed to make it through
the pro-am because players are
allowed carts. Thursday is the real
test: walking a 7,400-yard course that
was carved out of a mountain over-
looking Maui. It's one of the longest
walks of the year.

"It's a win-win," Johnson said. "If
I play and get through this, I look
like a stallion for the first time. And
if I don't, I go to the pool with my
kids on Maui and watch the rest of
them suffer."

There's not much suffering this
week.

It's the toughest PGA Tour event
to get a tee time because it requires
nothing less than a win, and those
don't come easily these days, even
when Tiger Woods isn't taking his
share. Oncé they get to Kapalua,
however, it's a small field with a big
purse ($1.08 million to the winner)
and no cut.

The Plantation Course can look
impossible, despite its 80-yard wide
fairways. The typical trade wind is
required to take advantage, although

the Kona wind out of the opposite
direction can be a bear. Either way,
getting on the contoured, spacious
greens with severe grain can make’
even the best look foolish at times.
As usual, they manage.

"When I first came here, I could-
n't understand how anybody shot
the scores that they were shooting,"
Ogilvy said Tuesday. "But every
year, I enjoy it more."

The question is whether he gets
to enjoy it Thursday.

There was friendly banter whether
Ogilvy could get a third'’straight win
now that Appleby is back at Kapalua
and playing well. He shot a 65 on
the final day at Victoria Golf Club
— Ogilvy's home course in Mel-
bourne — to win the Australian
Masters in late November.

Appleby hasn't been at Kapalua in
four years. It used to be easy to qual-
ify because he was winning the Tour-
nament of Champions so often. But
he went into a slump, and pulled out
of it in style by shooting a 59 to win
The Greenbrier.

"I can't believe it's that long,"
Appleby said. "It feels like yesterday
I was here. But again, I had a child
that was turning 2 at that time and
now she's 6. So I can-do the math.

"You love to get off to a good
start, and I've got a lot of mojo
here," he said. "I just hope I can cre-
ate something resembling my pre-
vious form, because it will be a good
week."





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Pre-owned Vehicles
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BBF #233
2002 DODGE RAM,
white interior, w/ custom interior, sound system
, A/C, Cold Clean title, 22” rims, Custom grill and
head lights. Priced for quick sale
Asking $7000 ono
PH# 426-3520 (leave message)
1 month tribune issue 83 019

BBF #331
2002 FORD EXPLORER,
clean title, good condition, grey leather interior,
pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is
ph# 376-7617

BBF #307
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE
DVD & CD Player, A/C, 20” RIMS, Leather
interior, clean title, good condition, make an
' offer, ph# 544-0727 / 325-9117

BBF #333



2008 HONDA CIVIC LX,
automatic, clean title, 17” alloy factory rims,
custom E&G, chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows and locks, clean inside/out, asking
$22,500 O.N.O.
ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987







2007 HONDA ACCORD,
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID
(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start,
alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22”
rims, asking $15,800 ONO
ph# 429-2163

BBF #328
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,
asking $10,000 O.N.O
1998 ACCORD
4 doors, clean, leather interior, sunroof,
asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230

BBF #329 2000 TOYOTA ALTE22A (IS 300 LEXUS),

silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in
and out, asking $13000 O.N.O
license until Oct 2011
ph# 427-0289/455-0289

2007 NISSAN ALTIMA,
clean in and out, low miles, CD Changer,
Keyless entry, keyless start, very nice car, for
$13,500 ph# 455-1184

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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

2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent‘condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765










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BBF #563
2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE,
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,
cold, A/C, automatic transmission power
windows and locks just landed from US custom
factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate
$12,500
456-7591/394-3203

BBF #568
2000 MONTE CARLO,

leather interior, A/C, sunroof, 22” rims
(7 months old), in excellent condition,
just serviced December 2nd
$8600 ONO
willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093

BBF #570
1998 DODGE RAM 3500 VAN,
Runs Great, A/C, 13 Seats, Great For Taxi
$5500.00 OBO
PH# 376-8476

1998 FORD EXPLORER,
4dr, A/C, CD Player, good condition,
ONO $2,000
ph# 448-7521

BBF #619 :
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
white exterior, leather, sunroof, clean in and out,
4 cylinder, asking $10,000 ONO
* ph#565-6161/322-2192

sublime green and black with green HID’s, black






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 Cloth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO,
ph# 341-2338 / 434-0882

BBF #603
2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory |
installed DVD player, power locks and windows,
asking $12000 ph# 466-8036



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

2003 CHEVY TAHOE,

Blue Exterior, grey leather interior, 6 CD Player,
Bose sound system, 22” chrome wheels asking
$10,500 ONO
ph# 434-0882 / 341-2338





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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

IBBF #609 ,
2000 HONDA ACCORD,
Pioneer CD player, AC, Sound System, fully
loaded, license until April 2011 , asking $5,200
OBO, ph# 558- 8351

BBF #610
- 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

BBF #611
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

RIB #011
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int
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.

BBF #618
- 1996 MERCURY SABLE,
excellent condition, A/C, clean inside and out,
asking $3000
ph# 556-5767/394-1942

BBF #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

BBF #616
2005 V6 HONDA ACCORD,
gold exterior, asking $1400 ONO
ph#552-1654

BBF #617
2003 NISSAN X-TRAIL,
silver-grey exterior, 4 door, fully loaded, A/C,
radio, CD player, power windows and locks,
actory alarm system, original factory rims, neve
damaged, MUST SEE, make an offer, ph##456-
. _3296/327-4940

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.

BBF #623.
2000 GMC ENVOY,
old exterior, 2 Tone Leather int, ‘6cD Player,
C, Sunroof, alarm, nul teaded ,asking $10,500
NO,
2000 LEXUS GS300
Platinum Edition, black exterior, tan interior, A/C,
6 CD, tape, sunroof, highway miles,
asking $8500 ONO 434-0882/341-2338

BBF #620 .

2004 HONDA CIVIC,

grey exterior, clean in and out, CD player, AC,

need to see to appreciate, asking $8500 ONO
ph#565-6161/322-2192

BBF #621
2001 FORD TAURUS STATIONWAGON,
grey exterior and interior, cold A/C, clean inside
and out, asking $3000 ONO
ph#429-8467/636-1 395

1999
MERCEDES BENZ,
asking $9,000 ONO, Fully loaded, A/C, CD
Player, factory alarm, fatory rims, automatic, pwr
everything, automatic, leather int,
ph# 393-7005 / 395-8915

PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145

THE TRIBUNE

2002 HONDA CIVIC,
clean, black exterior and interior, immaculate
condition, Ice Cold A/C, Running like new,
just serviced, great on gas, brand new pioneer
cD Player/iPod ready, asking $5,500
ph# 466-8461 392-0501 :

BBF #625
2009 NISSAN MAXIMA,
clean title, fully loaded, low mileage, asking
$27,000
ph# 428-7945 / 323-7485

BBF #626
2006 HONDA ACCORD,
good condition, leather, CD Player, Automatic,
Pwr everything, 4dr, asking $10,500 ONO must
see to appreciate
ph# 454-6110

BBF #627
1999 CHEVY MALIBU
Clean in and out (Fully loaded) comes with cold
A.C, sound system, CD player,sunroof, 20" rims
body kit, Clean title good condition, Make an
offer. phone 448-7808 or 395-4745

RIB #325
2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949














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RIB #280
2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
$6,000.00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434





“RIB #246







1998 FORD EXPLORER
Maroone exterior
‘Price 85 oue: 00

4 doo
Cell 465-21 06

“RIB #253 5 ;
2005 HONDA ACCORD

Silverv exterior, leather interior RIB #281

$13,500.00 2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
Excelint condition.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668 White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
or ~ everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
394-8515 $9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.



Es eerie : RIB #283
‘RIB #275. ; i ;
~ 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

1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4-door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453














"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.
1999 HONDA ACCORD. $5, 500. 00

Call 364-3691, 557-1205.

RIB #290 .
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260





TRIB #388

2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Black exteror with beige interior

$16,000.0 ono
26” star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom grill clean must see.

power everything.

Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686



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 #308





2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Full
22” rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof,

: $13,000.00 ;
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899

loaded, v6,
must go.




RIB #309
HONDA ACCORD -
4 door’champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789



1
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

. 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 #417A
2005 FORD FOCUS
sedan Exterior Color: Beige Interior Color:
Tan Engine: 4 Cylinder
-Excellent Condition
Asking $7500 ONO
Call 456-9097





FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 5

RIB #344 :

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 #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

RIB #371 -
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)

372
1997 MECEDES BENZ C230 KOMPRESSOR
Navy blue exterior with black/leather interior
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 #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)





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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

RIB #403 ;
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 #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.

RIB #414
2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00

2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268



Call: 433-4377 or 432-0759



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












#40 .

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 #416
2000 VW BEETLE,
standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.

RIB #542
1998 MAZDA MILLENIA V6
Blue exterior with grey interior
' $4,500.00
Very good condition, power mirrors, windows,
driver'seat, AC works great.
Expat leaving Island
Call 376-7470

RIB #514 .
2007 CHEVY TAHOE
Gold exterior with black interior, 34,000 miles,
good condition, sound system, NMC serviced,
custom wheels, clean title, never damaged.

i $30,000.
Call 364-7087 cell 359-0777



7
2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
Exterior Color: Wine/Dark Red
Interior Color: Grey Leather
Excellent condition-
Asking $8500 ONO.
Call 456-9097



B#4
2000 BMW 5281
Silver exterior with black/ léather interior
Sport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,
standard shift, good condition, well maintained.
Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6293 cell 467-9346








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 #438 . :

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

Se
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



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2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
$17,000.00
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather
interior, custom grill, 22” rims.
| Cell 552-6741




RIB #50
1999 FORD MUSTANG GT
White exterior with grey/leather interior ,v8,
standard shift, flow masters exhaust.
$5,500.00
Call 376-5738

RI 8A
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 #511
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 #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





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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

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

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

RIB #544
2001 SUZUKI BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942
























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

RIB #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 #553
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

RIB #563
2000 TOYOTA LITEACE
Silver exterior. Excellebt family or business
van, only 55k, ice cold AC, power everything,
CD player, great on gas & easy to maintain.
$7,500.00 ono 5
Serious inquiries only. Cell 448-5602.



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.
4 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

RIB #567 RIB #577

CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911

1998 HONDA SABER
Silver exterior, good condition, very reliable.
$8,000 ono. Expat leaving.
Call 362-0881 cell 376-3940

RIB #531 : RIB #576
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

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 #564 2009 HONDA ACCORD

White exterior with tan/leather interior

2010 HONDA ACCORD, EX
Green exterior, fully laaded!! must see!!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308

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



1991 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT
Black exterior with blacki/leather interior

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 #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

Good condition, AC, power windows, radio,
tape, tinted windows, automatic trans.
$2900.00
Cell 393-3939



RIB #605 ;
2000 NISSAN AD WAGON
White exterior with grey interior
$22,200.00 ono
Cell 429-8017





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 #583
2003 DODGE RAM
Silver exterior with grey interior
$11,000.00 ono
~ License untill Sept 2011. Great condition,
gold AC. Cell 525-5670 or 302-1517

RIB #584
1997 HONDA LEGEND
Gray, CD player, AC, in Good condition
$4,000.00 ono
Contact: 1-242-557-3635

RIB #613 :
2001 EXPLORER SPORT
Green exterior excellent condition,
power everything, CD, AC.
66000 miles. A must see. $6,600.00
Cell 525-6151

RIB #614

2003 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with black leather interior
$8,500.00 firm. No accident history. —
Call 364-7450 or 4438-7947

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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 #592 .
2000 FORD EXPEDITION

Black exterior with grey interior.
$2,500.00. AC, 22” une touch screen DVD.

: Also d
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA

Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator

: Asking $1,000.00

Call 361-5501 cell 423-8927

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
Serviced. $5,500.00 or nearest offer.
Ph. 424-0186

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 #625
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Champagne exterior, black interior, new spray
job. Recently serviced, 4 cylinder, great on gas,

needed. $2,/00.00 O.B.0. Priced for
zle. No reasonable offer refused.
| Gah 446-USu4 of 351-0885

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‘RIB #596 .
; 2004 DODGE DOKOTA
JUST IN FROM US
Silver exterior, extended cab, 4 door, automatic,
AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low
miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth
. $8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182

RIB #601
2002:CHEVY TRAILBLAZER,

Dark green exterior with brown interior
$8,900.00. 3rd row seating, low miles, fully
loaded, great condition. Owner leaving Island
License until Nov 2011. Call 395-8170

Eee

RIB #602

: 1996 NISSAN SKYLINE

Burgundy exterior with gréy interior.
$5,000.00 obo; 4 door, RHD, 106000km, cold

AC, pw, pd, auto trans, just serviced, new brake
pads, CD player, runs great.
Call 357-4850

RIB #604
2004 NISSAN MAXIMA

Blue exterior tan interior. Needs work. $4,000.00

Call Marco @544-9946

RIB #968 _
CAR FOR SALE
. 2000 Pontiac Grand
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Spx
Perfect condition low milas:3
$5,500 o
. Telephone: 36
361-5220 axe









HE TRIBUNE

1887 FORD F700 12 YARD DUMPER -DIESEL
$4,500.00
Call 376-4460,434-0460 or 434-6253

RIB #607 i
1994 NISSAN 300ZX COUPE
2D, good condition, automatic, AC, T-bar roof,
single CD, power windows and seats.
Ask only for $4200 OBO, please. call 4672969

RIB #608 !
2005 HONDA CIVIC
Charcoal grey exterior with grey/leather interior,
AC, AM/FM Gre, CD player, power window,
in excellent condition. Owner leaving Island.
: Must go. $14,000.00 ono

- Call 395-7608 or 467-1526

RIB #609
1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
Grey exterior with grey interior.
' Only $3,900.00
RHD, 60,000 miles, AC, fully loaded, like new,
Just serviced. Call 394-2899 cell 425-7311



~ 2008 HONDA CIVIC
ack exterior with grey inierior,



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RIB #624

2005 DODGE MAGNUM
Cream exterior with charcoal exterior
$12,000.00 ono
Projector HID headlights, powerul engine, rear
folding seats, low miles, one owner, sound
system, clean title.
Call 427-0292

RIB #620
2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Red exterior, 20” rims.
$8,000.00 ono
Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749

NISSAN SKYLINE
Silver exterior with grey interior
$10,500.00 obo
Excellent condition, very clean
Also
TOYOTA SOARER
$3,500.00. Call 225-2344 or 456-2416

RIB #639
1999 DODGE CARAVAN
Green exterior with grey interior
$3,000.00
For sale by owner call Monday - Friday
between 9:am-6:00 pm. Ask for Alan.
364-4236 or 468-8542

RIB #619
-19FT MAKO 115 EVINRUDE
Blue & white $6,500.00
Call 454-4054

2007 NISSAN ALTIMA
Blue/grey exterior with black/leather interior
$13,000.00 obo. AC, power windows,
push button start satlellite, low mileage.
Serious enquiries only. Cell 425-2468

RIB #627

1996 NISSAN SUNNY
Purple exterior, grey intrior clean, runs well,

nice, réliable and fuel efficient, steal of a deal

$3,300 ono,17” rims.AC
2000 XK8 JAGUAR CONVERTIBLE .

$11,000 ono sold as is. 5

Serious inquiries only. Jaguar king. 426-0639

RIB #637
1994 LEXUS GS 300
Green exterior, tan leather interior, Under 74K
miles, 2JZ engine, automatic transmission, A/C,
HID Lights, power windows and locks, Sunroof.
OEM Radio, CD player. Asking $5,500 OBO.
Ph: 357-9019

RIB #642
2002 GMC SONOMA
Black exterior. $5,500.00 obo
3 door, step aside, 4.8 v-tech engine,
excellent condition.
Call 395-9452

RIB #575
: 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 #626
1996 NISSAN SKYLINE
White exterior with black interior, AC, stage 3
race clutch,very clean
Call for details. 676-6781 or 455-2056

or
362-2319

RIB #636
2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
Black exterior with black interior.
$10,000.00 ono

Excellent condition, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power

windows & doors, CD player, fully loaded with
tints and great on gas.
Serious offers, call 393-3473

RIB #633
1996 CHEVY S10 AMERICAN TRUCK ©
Green exterior with grey interior. Good truck,
Solid. $2,800.00

1998 NISSAN SENTRA
Cell 556-0510

RIB #641
: 2007 CHRYSLER 300
Black exterior with grey interior, fully loaded
clean engine, v6, power windows, CD/ radio
player, car comes with 20” rimsAC,
, excellent condition.
Asking price $28,000.00
Call 364-6258, 433-9656

RIB #628
2000 BOSTON WHALER 17’
White on white. $10,500.00 obo
Excellent condition, 2006 etec engine, low
hours, ready to fish. Call 225-2344 or 456-2416

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RIB #635
2008 HONDA CIVIC EX
Red exterior with grey interior
. $18,000.00 ono
2 door, sunroof, low mileage, great condition.
Call 376-4334

RIB #623
1995 MERCEDES BENZ S600
Black exterior with black/leather interior
Custom paint job,CD changer, 20” rims,
AC, sunroof .$12,000.00
Call 396-3555 or 429-4199

RIB #631 :
2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT
White exterior $23,500.00. Fully loaded.
Special financing for government and hotel
workers
2007 DODGE NITRO LIMITED.

Sunroof,leather. $25,500.00
Call 322-8759 Cell 434-8001

RIB #638

2003 FORD FOCUS
Light green exterior with beige interior.
$5,400.00 obo: Automatic, clean title, just
serviced, AC, CD player, good condition
Cell 448-4620 cell 434-2761

RI
1973 28 BERTRAM FLY BRIDGE CRUISER
* Twin 350 crusader engines

A/c, Sleeps 4, Tinted windows, Refrigerator Sink,
oilet. In good shape Fresh water tank 27 gallons

Radio CD and Aux In Remote spot light, Speed

27Knots
Make An Offer. $25,000 O.B.O.
Call 1(242)359-1320







SS
RIB #510
2007 CROWNLINE 340.CR. CRUISER .
Mercury 496 MAG MPI Twins 750
Bravo III . 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

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 #

19’ BOSTON WHALER OUTRAGE,
2000 mercury 200 hp EFI, runs excellent, very
fuel effecient, nice t-top, cooler seat, 6(0+mph,

very solid hull, looks good, floor needs paint
only, new tank, unsinkable. A steal@6,900
no trailer. 436-5065,544-6187






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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

RIB #611
CUSTOMIZED 2004
26 FEET REGAL SPORT
Black/white with 190 HP diesel, excellent
condition. Appraised at $65,000.00
? Asking $45,000.00 ono
Call 393-4732 cell 427-2864







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
n 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

B #343
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
The Generator end was
~ S80KW
Perkins 4,236 series engine 4 cylinder

» Call:1-242-357-0143















INASSAU & FAMILY ISLANDS



$5,500.00
140cc engine with aluminum trailer,
Excellent condition. Sea ready.
Call 456-7008

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



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 FAIRINGS, ELECTRIC START

UP TO 90 MPG
Call AL 448-3970 or 393-3604

RIB #360A é
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










RIB #409 3
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

2000 MAKO 221
White, 22’ center console (duty paid)
2005, 200 hp mercury-100 hrs,
. VHF, garmin color GPS
xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
3 months xxx., $19,500
Cell 424-2483

RIB #612
2008 YAMAHA CRYPTON
Red and white. $1500.00
Running great, great on gas, balance engine.
Call 361-1321 or 456-1981

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.

CARIB GENERATORS

SUPER SILENT - PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -
GENERATORS:

Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon fuel tanks,

4 Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Alternators, Weather Proof

Enclosures,

C.N. Perkins

Shipping & Customs Duties Included ....50%
15kw Diesel $7,193.00
20kw Diesel $ 8,100.00
24kw Diesel $ 8,525.00

30kw Diesel $ 8,354.00

40kw Diesel $ 9,318.00
20kw Diesel $11,175.00
30kw Diesel $12,046.00 .-
40kw Diesel $13,250.00 .
80kw Diesel $18,876.00
U.K. Perkins 30kw Diesel $12,102.00
U.K. Perkins 40kw Diesel $12,445.00

60kw Diesel $13,467.00

U.K. Perkins 90kw Diesel $21,200.00
10KW TO 4000KW FACTORY DIRECT

~ Phone 427-3749





THE TRIBUNE

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. ~
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

$499.99

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.

$399.99

BBF #790
eh 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

CHEAP 27” TV’S
Starting at 149.00
All games available.

all393-7943

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. Finance! LayAway.
Price $489.99. 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 #225 ies
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 software. Call 364-7854

5499.99

BBF #795
5 HP Compaq 15” Laptop Special:

Win 7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM. 250HD.

WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus;-Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance | pene from $499.99.

1 323.6315. :

RIB #285A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585

Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860

Toshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1 OMe tea CD player w/remote

50
Free cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 11

$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.

RIB #458
DELL LAPTOP DS 620 LATTITUBE 1.8 GHZ
PROCESSOR 1024MB DVD/CDRW XP
WIRELESS
Call 324-8471

$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

IBBF #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.

BBF #605

BBF #916 .
i 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. ae
Call 323.6315. °

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

RIB #224
TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP $475.00
15.6 screen, 2.GB ram, 250 GB hard drive
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THE BEST SELBCI ON OF SERVICES 8 SI HOPPING
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CLEANING SPECIALIST

NATURAL STYLES BEAUTY SALON

is offering
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or the month of November when Jou bring in this PRESONAL BOCUMENTS
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356-2770

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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

RIB #285 :
. FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
. Playstation 3 160GB &WiFi w//2 free games
& 2 mics $570
Xbox 360 4GBwW/WiFi(new models)$395
- Nintendo Wikies sports & mario Bros
: 375

Nintendo Ds or psp $280
ipod touch 8GB $285
Call:525-6223

RIB #345 jf
GAMES AND ACCESORIES FOR SALE
PS3, X-Box, WII, PsP,PS2,
starting at $20.00 & up. °
Tel:449-8024, 393-7986

RIB #521 .
PS3 Bundle, 160GB,
3 Games $599
* Cam corder $199
Call 394-4357 cell 422-0789

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

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

ANIME AND TV SHOWS 4 SALE!
Every single anime, TV show, HBO series, Pay
Per View event and hentai is in. call 427-3330

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

RIB #449

BRAND NEW! CAR CD PLAYER
door speakers for sale. $45.00 *

Pioneer w/remote MP3/ready $145.00

Pioneer w/remote USB/lpod Mp3 ready $175.00
JVC w/remote mp3/ready $135.00
: Pioneer 12E $125.00
Call for more details. 376-3655/325-0815

NEW UNLOCKED
BLACKBERRY 9800
TORCH
@699.99
Blackberry 9300 Curve 3g

~ @ 500,
HTC Touch Pro
@ $450
ph# 454 — 3249

Norton Antivirus Sale:

Industry leading protection against viruses,
spyware. Removes threats, causes no damage.
Scans constantly to stop future attacks. Price
$29.99. Call 323.6315.

BBF #909
Universal Laptop Chargers:

Charger compatible with most pc laptops. Fits
Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Compaq, Fujitsu,
Asus, NEC ad more. 90W with multiple.
connectors. Warranty included. Price $39.99.
Call 323.6315;

RIB #622
XBOX 360 KINECT $375.00 ONO * 3
Brand new in box, kinect add-on for xbox 360
Call 677-5174 or 565-8791

RIB #640 _
Apple I-Pod Nano Touch 8gb - $ 230.00
Apple I-Pod Touch 8gb - $350.00
Apple I-Pad 32gb - $ 700.00
Blackberry Torch - $700.00
Contact: 424-1825

TWO LADIES
WATCHES
The versace is
brand new and
comes with the
box. The diamond
Techno marine
bands are
inter changeable.
Cell 425-5520

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XEROX
MACHINE
contact 322-
6578 for more
information.
Asking price is
$4,000.00

PlayStation
Network Cards:
Purchase games,

MapPacks, demos,
and more. $10 card
for $15. $20 card
for $25.

Call 323.6315;

- 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

DUAL SIM, MP3, MP4, WIFI (TOUCHSCREEN)
PHONES $190,

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

IPHONE 3GS 16GB FOR
$600,
iPhone 3g 16gb for $450
ph#456-3781/454-7209
phone comes with box in
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condition





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TRIB #579

FOUR (4) HIGH
QUALITY SODA
VENDING
MACHINES

_ FOR SALE
$1500.00 each

Contact Mr. Mackey
@ 461-6134
Serious inquiries
only.

TYRE SPECIALS
205/ 40/ 17 $100

215/ 45/17. $110

215/35/ 18 $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

2 VERY NICE SLIGHTLY USED LEATHER

SOFAS

Wood bottom. $1200.00 ono



RIB #562

Ph: 362-0881 or 376-3940

MIDEVIL PITBULL
PUPS 4 SALE

3 female’s,1 male left.

Black, black brindle,
these pups are going

to be great family. dog’s
and very easy to train,

& are going tohave

hyper aggressive over

protective
attitudes
636-0479,364-0036

| SHIT-TZU PUPPIES FOR SALE

Had 4 ist shot.

943 9; 204-8392
SUG 30C



300.00



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. .
att available in stainless grey, bright red and black.
Call 322- 1103

BBF#H615 ;
22” VELOCITY 800 RIMS $1250.00,
03-05 Hon Accord Grille $100.00 04-07 Nissan
Max Driver Door Glass $175.00,
ph# 326-4155/456-0644

BOSCH STAINLESS
STEEL PACKAGE
‘STARTING AT
$5,696.00!
Refrigerator, Range,
Microwave and
Dishwasher.
Bosch can offer
everything from cooking
products to Cleaning
:|products, from laundry to}

refrigeration.
Call 322-1103

BBF #604
; RED NOSE PUPS,
good bloodline, big boned, has first shots,
asking $600 for males and $650 for females
ONO ph# 454-2213/565-0675



BBF #595

Best prices on quality name brand Pirelli,



Toyo, Nitto, Delinte, Vogue, Mickey
4 Thompson among other brands.

205/40/17
215/35/18

225/30/20
a 225/35/20
1245/35/20
255/35/20
4275/45/20
235/30/22



RIB #615 :

20 INCH CHROME RIMS

10 holes with 2 tyres, included
$1600. 00 - 361-0211

DOG CRATES AND CARRIERS FROM $79.00
ph# 325-4994/432-9237/431-1512



HAVANESE, YORKY, MALTESE,
LABRADOODLE,
GERMAN SHEPHERD, ph#325- -4994/432-
9237/431-1512



PITBULLS PUPPIES FOR SALE
Pitbull puppies with great ancestry, six males,
colours includes, blue, blue brindle’and black
mixed with fawn and white. Serious inquiries

only. Contact 557-1756:Le< ave.a message







$89.95 9245/30/22
$130.00 555/30/22
$135.00

265/35/22
$170.00
$170.00 265/40/22
$180.00 305/40/22
$190.00 305/45/22
$200.00 255/30/24 $300.00
$245.00 305/35/24 $325.00

305/30/26 $450.00

Ph# 394-4128

$235.00
$225.00
$275.00
$235.00
$275.00
$275.00

RIB #630
ROOFING GRADE PLYWOOD 34”
$18 per sheet
Call 394-4823

RIB #634 i
Must sell! Half breed chows very cute
$65.00 each ,
Apt size fridge. me 80/ sofa $150.00 4498622

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



RIB #204
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

1 female, 5 males. $500.00 eac
Call 341-1369 cel! 428-7998







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BAHAMAS

RE A LT Y

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EXCLUSIVES
EXUMA! Two lots available,
each with 10,000SF_ with
utilities nearby, perfect for
future investment or your island
goleway! Web Ref:: 564694.
rice: $17,999 :

FOXDALE! Residential: lot with
11,312SF_ with — single/multi-

family zoning giving you various
564697.

options! Web Ref:
Price: $150,000
FOXDALE! Sbd/2bt _—_ family
home in a .well established
area. Features a well laid out
floor plan with open
living/dining & kitchen w
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. SbL
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 occupancy,
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
Canal front property with 105+/-

















feet of canal frontage. Spacious | 9



14,221SF property has a
-duplex accommodating a
Sbd/2bt apartment -and_ a
1bd/ibt apartment. Web Ref:

564604. Price: $1.25M

SALES
FREEPORT! 0.31 acre lot is
just right for you, conveniently
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'
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





















CAY!.| Features

JANUARY 7, 2011

BAHAMAS-
sea

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,
downtown & Paradise Island.
Web Ref: 564931. Price:
$1,500 p/m

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! harming
2bd/2bt condo overlooking pool
in upscale neighbourhood.
include a _ covered
patio, central air and a lush
arden. 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
ener ie star rated & other eco-
frien features, spacious
Ne areas, wrap-around
custom built deck & gazebo.
Electrical shutters, central air &
2-car jarage. Web Ref:
564708. $3,850 p/m
PARADISE Is! Spacious
3bd/3.5bt apartment has
unmatchable harbour __ front
views. and. location. Ground
floor apartment has large wrap-
around patio overlooking the
pool, marina.and views beyond.
Web. . Ref: 564934. Price:
$5,000 p/m

Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs

3754 — Adelaide residential
eulande overlooking the creek
ook

3132 — Westridge residential lot
“ 20’x205’) $346,500

3738 — Indigo: 60 x 100
residential lot in gated
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

3721 — EXCLUSIVE - Exuma
residential lot 10,000sf BS16
$6000

SALES — CONDOS & HOMES
3759 — Jacaranda: Brand new

4bed 4bth home . $990k
“EXCLUSIVE”
238 — EXCLUSIVE & PRICE

REDUCED - Sandyport 4bed
3.5bth,home furnish $895K .
3791 - Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, - hilltop
elevation, spacious $825k
3739 — Vista Marina 4bed 5bth
home furnish $520k

3630 — Ocean West townhome
2bed 2.5bth $395k .

3685 — Ashford Villas 3bed
2.5bths $350k

3805 — Beachfront Condo: 2
bed, 2 bath unit with beautiful
views $349,500

3717 = Harbour Mews
townhome 2bed 1bth $316k
RENTALS

3804 — Executive 3 bed, 3.5
bath Condo with panoramic
views $7,500

3790 — Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $6500pm
3387: — SP townhome: 4bed,
3.5bth furnish $6000.
3535 — Caves Point S3bed,
2.5bth furnish $5000

.3707 — Blair home 4bed 3bth

furnish $4000

3767 — Eastern rd home 3bed
3bth 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 — Westridgé 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

estates — Nicely furnished and
spacious 1 bed 1 bath unit

$1,400
Call 362.5219 / 326.6441
- www.mosk ity.





Rentals’

Bay Street -
Starting at $500 p/m
Culberts Hill:






Apt.























Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales @ RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

Re

Office Space-

8 Bed, 1 Bath
Fully Furn. Includes =all
utilities. $1,100 p/m ;

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

2 Bed, 2
Gated.

Breeze Lane:
Fully Furn.

Sea
Bath

Washer/dryer $1,400 p/m
Off West Bay: 2 Bed, 1 Bath

Fully Incl.,

water,phone, able: 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 wt? %:
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
oars At Ocean Place- $2,500
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
South Ocean: 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath
4,000 sq ft. home with pool and
a/c $4,000 p/m
ney, Street — night club $5,000
p/m:

Sales

ti omme!
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

LANDMARK REALTY

SALES, RENTALS & APPRAISALS

St. Albans Drive off West Bay
St. walk to beach: Large 2 bed
2 bath furnished —~ condo
$189,000

Gardens. Hills: 3 bed 2 bath
house,.$210,000.

Off Marshall Road: 2 bed 1
bath Duplex $225,000.

Rawson Court: 3 bed ‘3 bath
Condo, Exceptional Sea View
$399,000

Glengarriff Gardens: Two
Storey. Home 4 bed 2, bath
$418,000
Sandford Drive: 3 bed 2.5
Bath House $450,000

Sea Breeze: Executive 4 bed 3
bath house with Tennis Court
on two Lots $463,000

Sulgrave Manor: 2 bed 2 Bath
Townhouse $475,000
Westward Villas: 3 bed 2.5
bath full A/C Town House Con-
do Front and rear balconies,
garage, pvt yard $495,000
Meeting Street: Split-level
building ideal Office,
reduced for sale.
$215,000. ‘
Carmichael Road: Large
Commercial Building $595,000 ~
Blue Hill Road South:
Commercial building $600,000
Oakes Field: Commercial
Building 23,700 sq ft
warehouse and office 1.1 Acre
land$1,500,000

Foxdale Sub. Lot $65,000
Claridgedale Sub. Corner
$63,000 :
Serenity-Gated. Single & Multi
Family lots starting @ $80;000

for
quick

lot

South Seas-Gated: lots
starting @ $83,796
Coral Breezes- Family lots

starts @$99,500
WestwindsGated Lot $113,900
Lyford Hills. great living, Lots
starting @ $117,600

Airport Industrial Park
10,085sq. ft. $115,000

Destini Lakes: lots starts @
$99,000

Coral Vista —Large corner lot
$137,000
Jacaranda Gated Lots starts @

$143,000.
Charlottesville-Gated Lot
$150,000
Saffron Hill — lots Starting @
$175,000,

Off West Bay: Large M/F Lot 2
mins from beach $200,000
South: Westridge: With Lake
View $237,000 .
Balmoral - Gated:
$238,000.00
Indigo —Out West Lot with Sea
View $240,000
Infant. View Road: Large lot
$250,000
Serenity: Estates lots 100 x
304 $250,000.00
Westridge: Large lot 1.2 Acres.
$390,000
East Street: Large Commercial
Lot w/ Structure-$400,000
West Bay Street: 1.55 Acrés
$2,500,000
Family Island-Lots
Freeport:Barbery Beach off
Queens’ Highway 30 Acres
$15,000,000
Tel: 328-2001, 326-4400
Fax: 356-4044

lots

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Allied Realty
(242) 362-2858

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Homes/Apartments..

0518 Chazon Estates 3bed
2bath. $298,000.

0597 Coral Vista Luxurious

‘Abed 2.5bath with: attached

2bed 1bath unit. $550,000. .

0759 Nautica 3bed 2.5bath
townhome in. gated community.
$475,000.

0705 Coral Harbour executive
8bed 2.5bath with office.
$550,000.

0772 Carmichael commercial
plaza. $400,000.

0763. Coral Harbour new
townhouse Abed 3bath.
$395,000. ’

0776 Westridge luxurious 5bed
4.5bath split level. $2. 2M

0773 Highpoint Brand new

3bed 2.5bath townhouse.
$290,000.
0703 Coral ‘Harbour 4bed

2.5bath $350,000.

0770 Sea Beach 2bed 2.5bath
townhouse. $290,000.

0781 Lynden Pindling Estate
3bed 2bath $235,000.

0784 Ballou Hill South
commercial with food store and
warehouse. $1,600,000.

0786 Coral Harbour single.
family 3bed 2.5bath. $299,000.

Vacant land

0769 Jacaranda cleared and
ready to build 100x120: -
$150,000.

0780 Westwinds single family.
$125,000.

0775 Westridge multi-family
15,000+ sq. ft. $219,000

0763 Coral Harbour single
family 83x105. $110,000.

0594 Hooper's Bay Exuma 6
acres. $525,000.

0764 Gleniston single family
100x100. $115,000.

0756 Boatswain multi-family
85x85. $80,000. .

0627 Westridge single family
1.01acres. $390,000.

0778 Long ‘Island | clarence
town 1/2 acre $35,000 and 1
acre $65,000. -

Renta I

Coral Harbour 3bed 2.5bath
executive. $4,000
Coral Vista dbed 2.5bath

furnished. $2,700

Coral Harbour “4bed 2bath:
$2,000. -

Tel/Fax: 362-2858 -

Mobile: 424-8929



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PROPERTIES
FOR SALE

Sea Gull
Residential
$100,000

Gardens:

lot 80x103,

Off Cowpen Road, multi-family
lot 52x122, $77,000

Off Carmichael Road, duplex
lot 50x100, $65,000

Off Sea Breeze Lane, multi-
family lot, 70x100, $90,000

Kilarney Shores, residential
lot 108x114, .$130,000

Tropical Gardens, multi-family,
70x120, $120,000

Indigo, residential lot $195,000

Coral Vista, spacious 3-bed,
2.5-bath house ‘ 295,000

North Westridge, large multi-
family lot 23,000sq.ft. $345,0010

Tel:465-8951,
E-mail:aadderley @ yahoo.com



GROSHAM PROPERTY LTD.

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.

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Located: Boatswain HIIl,
Carmichae! Road West,
near Coral Harbour round
about. Size:8O0ft-1 OOft.
Elevated property near
lake.
Single or multi-family.
. Price: $100,000.00.
Phone 477-6972.

PROPERTY FOR SALE
SINGLE FAMILY LOT
John Claridge Estates

Off Yamacraw HIll Road

80x113, $115K obo

Call 558-8450/432-3103.

CANAL FRONT

Two bedroom 1.1.2
bath canal front
townhouse @
$300,000 pre-
construction price.
Contact us at 242
362-2555/6
Faxi242-362-2552

Email:rwhymsj@ coralwave.com
www. venlephayhahiginas: com

| CORAL HARBOUR -

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v, a
‘SIVE BATAMIAN PROP

RENTALS APARTMENTS

EASTERN ROAD .- _1tbed,
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 Monthly $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,
Furnished REF # 50709
Monthly $8,500.00

RENTALS HOUSES:

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

4beds,
Sbaths, 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 5
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www.bahamasproperty.com

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EST. 1978 ag ee

BATTAMIAN PROP

LOTS

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BEACHFRONT :LOT — OCEAN
CLUB ESTATES-EXCLUSIVE:
Unique lot with white sandy
beach in Exclusive Gated
Community on Paradise Island.
$5,000,000.00

. - HOUSES

MOUNT PLEASANT:
Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home in mature
neighborhood located
minutes from Lyford Cay
shopping center. $132,000.00

GREAT OPPORTUNITY

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
generator. Gated community in
Cable 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 Surpounding
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
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: 322-1069

‘info @ bahamasproperty.com
www.bahamasproperty.com

Vacant Land
Houses, Duplexes/3-plexes
Apartments
Commercial Properties

We buy and Sell
Please call Ludec
393-1183 or 557-3225

anytime.



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KINGS | REALTY

SERENITY

Tranquil and exclusive gated
community in Western New
Providence offering and
affordable lifestyle loaded with
amenities including kids
playgrounds, pools, tennis
courts, basketball courts, club
house and more. Single family
lots starting at a mere $85k
secure yours now.

SERENITY ESTATE LOTS

Large residential - parcels
ranging from 30,500 sq. ft. to
42,821 sq. ft. starting at only



$250k — build your dream
home today. .

NASSAU EAST NORTH
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

TIKI VILLA NORMANS CAY

Fabulous remodeled 3 bed 3.5.

bath beachfront villa in
Normans Cay with amazing
ocean, views. Asian inspired
interior design this villa comes
fully furnished and equipped
with designer touches such as
IPE wood flooring and marble
baths. 2 million

SHIRLEY STREEET
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Looking for that ideal

commercial investment — look
no further with this Commercial
Plaza ideally located for your
income generating investment
with four shop spaces each
with open space floor plan and
bathrooms to rent out. The
ground floor unit also has an
office area. The building has
fixed glass shop fronts that are
secure with security bars and
the ground floor units have
controlled entrances with
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

unit with a personal utility
room. Swimming pool at
entrance of the complex.

Asking $259,000.

PHONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
BAHAMAS @ KINGSRE

ALTY.COM —



Coral
Harbour,
$95,000. Tel 565-4937.

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LIGHTBOURN
REALTY

Homes/Apartments

KINGS REALTY

SEAWELL MANOR SUB: This
Single family 3 bed, 2.5 bath
home, is in a quite
neighborhood. This 2463 sq. ft.
home is immaculately

6684 4 bed, 3 bth. Pool, quiet
eastern community. $399,00

maintained includes a
Hee Bs rd 283 2 bed. 2 bath home.

separate living, family’ “and es shared pool. $320,00

dining room, very spacious : " i

kitchen, recessed lighting, :

storage room, security bars, Ci tees eee 1

and separate laundry room. . x

$316,000.00 7255 Baycroft 2 bed, 1’ bath.
Renovated. Water Views.
$210,000

BAHAMIA WEST LOT: 20,775

sq. ft. lot asking $217,000 a
steal of a deal as large lots in
the West are a rare find — don’t
miss this deal.

7206 Cable Beach. 5 bed, 3
bath home. $499,000 Price
Negotiable

Triplex/Duplex

HENTACS _ |7137 Reduced —__ Duplex,
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1 - | BShveen Blair and Village Fd.
.One bedroom, one bathroom ,
ie font unfurnished $600.00 a | z5g0 Fourplex- Great

; Investment. All units rented.
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1- | £250,000
Two bedroom, one bathroom Lots

for rent unfurnished $750.00 a

Month = 7151 Large Multifamily lot Kool

Acres $120,000

YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1-
Townhome style 2 bedroom,
1.5 bathroom for rent $900.00

6997 Triplex
$140,000

lot. 8,525 sq-tt.

amon 6234 Venice Bay 10,000 sq. ft
PHONE: 323-8000 lot. Owner financing $99,900
E-MAIL:
5471 “South Ocean Estates
BA 11,7008q.ft. lot. Owner

financing $155,000

Tel: 242-393-8630-7
sales @coldwellbankerbaha
mas.com
www.coldwellbankerbahamas.

PRIME REAL ESTATE,
Blake Road north sea side
4.25acres,
Appraised $600,000/acre. Price
negotiate.
Call:676-3562, 426-2411.

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN
FREEPORT
Size 168x178x49
Utilities in place.
$30,000 O.N.O
Call:373-3362 / 443-6713

FOR SALE
WESTRIDGE: 1.0148 Acre Lot,
$350K Net. Serious enquiries
‘only. Call 457-4185 to view.

WESTRIDGE LOT $259,000
Desperate Seller.
Get it before BAHAMAR
begins!

Owner Financing avail.
____Call 427-3588
TWYNAM near beach,
Townhouse on 8000 sq.ft, 1
bed, 1 bath units x2, $250,000.
Purchase or RTO.
E-mail: sanfordS @ hotmail.com

LOT FOR SALE
Sandyport: Water Colour Cay
#28. Asking $280,000
Serious enquiries only
‘ call 363-2084

2-BEDROOM APT,
Landscaped, walled-in
For Sale $93,000.
Genuine inquires only.
Telephone
676-3591, or 328-0413.

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

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT
New fully furnished duplex.
2 bed, 2 bath w/office space.
Large fenced back yard.
Alarm system.

South Bahamia. $285,000.
646-9734, 352-2472.

LOT FOR SALE
Heights east,
75x100.

Coral
Asking



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MARSHAL RD PROPERTY
98x70 Appraised @ $80,000
Price negotiable. Call 676-

3562, or 426-2411.

PROPETY FOR SALE
Windsor Bay, Grand Bahama
1/3 acre. $55,000
Phone 544-2335.

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 ne.
Call: 395-0667 for appointment

KILARNEY SHORES LIQUOR STORE FOR SALE
Lot for Sale by Owner 1.3 Million
pa aoe ie 20 ok Tel: 392-0092 or 423-1533
TRIPLEX LOTS,

SHOPPING PLAZA WITH

Tel:327-5929
jyo@coralwave.com

MANGROVE BUSH, LONG
ISLAND: Seaview lot for sale
sy owner. 24,385sq.ft. (over
ralf acre). Behind “Under the
Sun”. 200ft. from main road,
$25,000. .

Tel (Nassau): 327-5237 —

- 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.

TOWNHOUSE OUT EAST,
Twynam Heights 2-bed, 2.5-
bath, gated, stainless steel
appliances incl. c/air
$259,000 Net.

Phone 466-5301.

or 357-9848.

of extras, $14,250 down
2 Lots Exuma 3,000 down

down

House or Duplex Package

5% down- Appraisers included.
= Tel:364-4553

OPPORTUNITY
MORES ISLAND:
and Commercial Sites
Lowest Price Lots in Abaco

paved airstrip.
immediate availability

telephone service
On Bahamas
Future Development Path.

PROPERTY FOR SALE | Te! V Coakley,395-9379(H),

Single 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.I. Bridge.
Phone:465-2138 for price

ST. ALBANS DRIVE
50x140,;$90,000/$4500 Down

GAMBLE HEIGHT
SUBDIVISION BLUE

ROAD SOUTH

60x88 $55,00.00/$2,750 Down
$75,00.00/$3,750

52
Down

Pawo

FOR SALE BY OWNER
Gated community lot in South
9,000 s.'f, $95,000
Tel:327-5929
jyo @coralwave.com

TOWNHOUSE LOTS
SEA BREEZE AREA
50x145
Starting @ $100,000
Financing available now!

NASSAU VILLAGE, HOUSE
Lot 50x100, $135,000

Large apartment site
beautiful residential area
I91.77x142
'$210,000.00/$10,00.00 Down

Bank financing available
Tel: 325-1325, 325-1408,
422-4489

APTS LOTS FOR SALE
-50x130, $75,000.
; Cowpen Road.
Phone:423-1643, anytime
24 hours.

Phone 393-0897/393-0279, Ask for Hanna.

Pat Rutherford

CHIPPINGHAM BAR with
nany extras on 14,000 +square
f foot lot.
Reduced to $375,000.
Call :426-7587, 225-4130

CORAL LAKES PROPERTY
12, 188 sq. ft
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$135,000
CALL 357-5983, 434-0686

HILL TOP OCEANVIEW
CONDOS

Off West Bay St.

2 bed, 21/2 bath, wood floors,
all wood, kitchen with granite
sounters, all throughout 1600sq
ft, gated with pool
For sale $325,000
For rent $2,500
Ph# 393-2864/558-2987

LOTS FOR SALE
Off St Vincent Road:
.. _ Triplex & Duplex
Call 376-7553, or 356-5973.

TRIPLEX
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Electric gate w/ wall fence
enclosed, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
with walk-in closet, wash
house, partially furnished,
landscaped. Appraised at





Call & make an offer:
363-1283 or 424-2844

1-BEDROOM APT,

Chestnut St,
Gardens, $475/mth, first,

; las
plus security. 5

off Cowpen
Road. $88,000. Call 324-1413,

A & E INVESTMENTS
Duplex bldg., Silvergates. Lots

Evansville Lot 70x116, $3,750

| ABACO LAND

Residential

Short walk from government
Insurable tile,
Government’ Electricity, water,

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2-BEDROOM APT, semi-
furnished with fridge and stove.
Water and electricity included.
$775 per month, $200 security
deposit. Marshall Road. 341-
5540.

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,
324-7470/376-2050.
2BED/2BATH VILLA - PI
private pool,enclosed garage,
generator, central and window
a/c,alarm,hurricane shutters;
bars,water holding tank. $3,000
per. month. Call 457-4185 to
view. Serious inquiries only.

1-BEDROOM, fully furnished
apt, $700/pm. Obediah Road,
off Springfield Road.
Phone 468-5520.

BOOTHS FOR RENT
Trensetter Beauty Salon
Booth for barber, beautician,
nail tech, spa, West Bay St, @
Sun Fun Resort.

Call 327-8827/467-6559.

A FULLY EQUIPPED Fine
Dining Restaurant.for
Rent/Lease. Great investment
opportunity located in the
Westen District. Must see.
Phone 467-6559/327-8827.

CORAL HARBOUR, furnished
1-bed/-bath apartment, water,
light, cable, internet included.

$550.00. Phone:362-2058.
j $5 viewing deposit.

3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH APT
furnished. Incl: water, alarm,
central a/c, Whirlpool stainless
steel, appliances, dish washer,
! washer/dryer Jacuzzi tub,

{ blinds, ceiling fans, cable,

: phone and light ready.
Exclusive furniture and not far
i from beach. $2,500 month.

: Phone 322-8759, 434-8001.

1-BEDROOM APT FOR RENT
Central air, fridge, stove and
water included.
Contact Mrs Johnson between
the hrs of 6pm-8pm,
Tel:361-1006

2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH,
Kool Acres, ductless a/c units
w/ceiling fans, tongue & groove
ceilings plus more.
Semi-furnished. $700/pm. 426-
6276/3323-1872.
summerbreezeapts @ hotmail.

com ;
ATTRACTIVE one bedroom
apt, Nassau East, $585/m.
Water included. No

children/pets. Phone 327-5472.

BEAUTIFUL. 2-bedroom, one
and a half bath, located Seagull
Gardens, off Yamacraw. Semi-
urnished. Townhouses are on
the water. Master bedroom
over. looks the sea, _ with
beautiful views of the ocean,
manicured landscape and
gated yard. Includes water,
central a/c, and alarm system.
Asking $1,200 semi-furnished.
Which includes, water, central
a/c, alarm system, washer/
dryer, stove and refrigerator.

Contact Mr Gilbert , 364-7824.

GOLDEN GATES #2
Spacious 2-bed, 1-bath, fridge,
stove, security bar, enclosed.
1st/last, deposit. $950/mth.
Tel:376-8808.

GOLDEN GATES #2.
WINDWARD ISLEWAY
2 bedroom, 1 bath refrigerator
and stove, security bars, $600
a month. First and last $300
security deposit. Contact 565-
2326

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

HOUSE FOR RENT 3-bed, 2.5-
bath, by the sea, Yamacraw
Road. 364-5253.

JOAN'S HEIGHTS EAST,
semi-furnished 1-bedroom apt.
All appliance blinds, water,
living room _ set (optional).
$650/pm. 392-5364.

LARGE STORE FOR RENT
$1,200 p.m
Excellent location
Tel:392-0092 or 423-1533
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.

1,000 per month.
Ask about rent to own options:
By appointment only.
Tel 324-7254, 10 to 4pm. 325-
4856, 294-8950, 393-1074,
. 424-0410
E-mail:
maishanataraji242 @ gmail.
com

MEETING ROOM
SUITABLE FOR SEMINARS,
MEETINGS OR CHURCH
GROUPS - 324-4625

MONTAGUE VILLAS, Village
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.

4 bedroom, 2.5-bath,
security bars,
large enclosed yard, stove, a/c,
‘ uiect area.

q
Call:-325-5228 after 5:30pm.



NEAR PARADISE ISLAND.
1-bedroom, 1-bath, furnished,
$700 per month, Water
included. No children/no pets.
Phone 376-4881.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Bethel Ave, $900 per month.
Phone 636-5186.

NEW _ semi-furnished
apartments, Sandilands Village,
$750/pm 2-bed/1-bath,
$600/pm, 1-bed/1-bath. Central
A/C, security bars, wash house,
fridge/stove. Enclosed yard,
very quiet & private. Firt/last,
$500 security. 422-3209, 428-
7185.

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-
6743.

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.

NEWLY BUILT one bedroom
apartment, Fox Hill. $650/mth,
first and last, $200 deposit.
Phone 364-0014.

NEWLY BUILT, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, a/c, ceiling fans, burglar
bars, washer and dryer hook
up. Fridge & stove included,
$750. Tel: 341-4667

NEWLY BUILT: 2-bed, 1-bath,
semi-furnished, water, cable
fridge, stove, a/c, security
system, $775/mth, first/last,
plus $350 sec dep.
Tel:341 -6289/456-6091.

NEWLY RENOVATED
efficiency for rent, unfurnished.
All utilities. Soldier Road east,
$160 per week, first, last plus
$350 sec. Phone 394-3555.

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 PRINCE CHARLES, two
bedrooms, gated, = semi-
furnished, water included.
Washer & dryer. $800/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.

OFFICE/SHOP SPACE
FOR RENT
Located: 7th St, 50ft from
Robinson Road, upper level &

lower level available.
Phone. 325-1169

ONE BEDROOM
semi-furnished apt.
Colony Village $650.00.
Water and laundry facilities

included.
Call 364-2773/376-0979

Barber & Styling Booths
FOR RENT

TELEPHONE 359-0207



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)

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
utilities, semi-furnished,
$795/mth, $300 sec. 465-7569.

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. Tel: 454-6746,341-9033.*

ONE BEDROOM APT
Fox Hill, $425 per month
Phone 324-5794

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 and a/cond. $600 per
month. Carib Road. Phone 393-
9336, 9am-5pm. |

ONE BEDROOM APT. All
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.

ONE BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
FOR RENT . TEL: 364-8508.

ONE BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
light, water, cable, Internet,
$650 monthly, first, last plus
$200 security. 395-8170.

ONE BEDROOM STUDIO,
furnished, light, water & cable
included, off Carmichael Road.
1st and last week plus week
secuirty deposit. required to
move in. No pets, no kids. Tel
361-1335, or 359-0027.

ONE BEDROOM, unfurnished

-apt,. Johnson Road Est. $500

monthly. 525-5020, 364-2105.

ONE RROM FOR RENT
with private entrance.
Furnished. Light/water/cable.
Single person only. $135. 324-

; 4557.

ONE-BEDROOM APT for rent
unfurnished, _ water included
Alarm, a/c, $600 per month,
$400 security deposit. 392-
5734 , $1600 to move in.

PALM TREE AVE: Large, 1-
bedroom apt Includes water,
security bars, blinds, washing
facilities, $600, sec dep $200.
Phone 327-6899.
RENT TO OWN
Pinewood Home
Tel: 393-0092 or 423-1533



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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

COTTAGE: All
utilities,b/bars,a/cdinette set,
$750 pm. $1700 to move in. Off
Carmichael

Tel:565-9835 or 422-3962

COZY 2 bed, 1 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.

EASTone(1) & (2) two
unfurnished apartments.Water
included. Tel: 341-7218

EFFICIENCY for Rent quiet
area, Sans Souci.
$500. per/mth, sec $500 .

* Light/water. Male only
Tel 449-8622

EFFICIENCY OR RENT
All utilities included.
Telephone 364-3639

EFFICIENCY. ALL UTILITIES
included $700/mthly.
Garden Hill’s No 3. 535-6322.

ENTIRE BEAUTY SALON
FOR RENT
TEL 455-3024.

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

FULLY FURNISHED
efficiency, light, water, cable
incl’d. $500/mth, first, last
+$200 ec. Joan’s Heights West.
Call 324-0546.

CAR WASH SPACE
FOR RENT
Pinewood. Pressure washer,
vacuum, water & light included.
$350 moves you in. 445-6394.

FULLY FURNISHED efficienc
water, light, cable, included.
$500 moe $200 security.
Phone 324-5475

FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM
FOR RENT
Light,water,cable,a/c, includes
telephone. Tel:364-7466

FURNISHED ROOM OR RENT
All utilities included.
Males only.

Phone 392-3944.

GATED 1 BEDROOM APT
FOR RENT located in the
Eastern District, fully furnished,
stackable washer/dyer move-in
ready. Perfect for single
person. Must see to appr. $700
per month , first, last and sec to
move in. Contact Mrs Rolle,
364-5836,/225-0868.

GATED COMMUNITY,
EFFICIENTLY CONDO,

centrally located, fully
furnished, a/c, pool, washing
facility in complex. Water

included. $725 monthly. 448-
0909/424-0712

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.

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 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 townhouse, Kool
Acres. 2-bed, 2.5 bath, tiled
thru-out, granite counter top
w/upgraded_ kitchen cabinets,
ductless a/c units and much
more. 426-6276(M), or 323-
1872

summerbreezeapts @ hotmail.
com

4-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH
townhouse for rent semi-
furnished askin $5200 per
month, Paradise Island.

swimming pool,

etc.
Tel:363-2084

private gate,

Na
FOR RENT |
Sandlewood Residences
Beautiful spacious studio
apartment a
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
two bedroom, very spacious
$650/mth, first last $250 dep.
456-4976.

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

2-BEDROOM
SEMI-FURNISHED HOUSE,
water included.
$750/ month, et last plus
$600 s ep.
Tel 324- 8405, Sah. 1995

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.

BRAND NEW, LARGE, 2-
bed/2-bath Apt,
Yamacraw Close, wooden
ceiling/b/bars/water/washroom,
cable/phone ready.
Enclosed yard.

Phone 364-0277.

STUDIO ALL INCLUSIVE

Light, water, fridge, stove,
$600/pm

1-BEDROOM, water included,
$600/pm

2 BEDROOM, water included,
$750/pm

Off Carmichasl Road, by the
Mudd,

First, last, $500 sec deposit

required. 341-0822, 449-8835,
436-5648.

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 2 bed, 1 bath,
burglar bars and water
included. Golden Gates #2.
$725 per month. 361-3411, or
431-6234.

CARMICHAEL NEAR BFM 2-
bedroom, 1-bath, enclosed
yard, w/wsec system & bars.
Water/cable included. Phone
395-9452.

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
PHONE 357-8888.



COMPLETELY FURNISHED
beautiful two bedroom, one
bath. Stapledon Gardens. Just
bring your othies. $1100 per

nth.
‘Tel: 376-41 100/362-44 oo

FULLY FURNISHED efficiency
Tel 544-9277, 426-4425.

FOXDALE SUB. one bedroom
furnished apt. for rent. $2,000
p/w. f/l/w rent, $300 s/d

Tel:324-6389
TWO BEDROOM, fridge, stove
water a/c, security bars

$750/mth. Tel 341-7085, 525-
7394.

UPSTAIRS
SHOP/OFFICE/CHURCH
en

FOR NT.
EAST ST SOUTH AREA
TEL: 436-9006

WEEKLY RENTAL
Attractive, quiet, fully equipped,
one bed Apts in Blair. A/C,TV,
internet, parking, laundry.
Near downtown & PI.
$250 to $350/week.

Tel 394-1711..Cell:565-7283.

WESTWIND £SUBDIVISION.
Gated community. 24-hr
security. Swimming pool, tennis
court, bed, 1 bath apt,
w/fridge, stove, washer, dryer ,
a/c, blinds, water included.
$1,000 per month, $800 sec
dep. Tel 432-9332, after 7pm
327-9036.

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SEMI-FURNISHED apartment,
Johnson Road, $525/pm_ 1-
bed/1-bath, a/c, security bars,
fridge/stove Enclosed, quiet
First/last $300
security. 422-3209, 428-7185.

SUMMER HAVEN. Christian
couple. Two bedroom apt, $650
per month. Call for more
information, 341-5174.

TWO 2-BEDROOM furnished,
ocean front house in Bluff,
North Eleuthera. Spectacular
view of sunset, huge landscape
yard & place to dock boat.
Long lease preferably,
$2.000/ month.
Call:1-242-364-6700

TWO BEDROOM APT,
unfurnished, Sunshine Pk.
$650/mth. 392-0829, 456-5602.

TWO BEDROOM APT.
Water and air cond.
Blue Hill south, Gable Heights,
$675/mth, $400 sec. No pets
392-8822/422-3178

TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH,
partially furnished apartment.
Tropical Gardens. $1,100 per
month.

Tel 458-7930, 577-0770.

UNFURNISHED 2-bed, 1-bath,
utility room, burglar bars, a/c
units. $750. Phone 436-6678.



SHOP SPACES FOR NT.
450sq.ft, water included.
Located Charles Vincent St.
468-7452/322-4260.

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.

SPACE FOR RENT
Showcase & desk included
$800 per month
Tel: 361-5976/445-5288/449-

2 8024.

SPACIOUS one-bedroom apt
for rent. Ceiling fans, a/c, and
water included. $550 per
month, Carmichael Road first
and last to move in with $400
security depsoit. Phone 456-
2701, or 556-9777.

SPACIOUS, 1-bed, 1-bath, fully
furnished, Blue Hill Road south,
security bars, central air,
washer/dryer, water, electric
gate entrance.
$750/pm, first, last, sec dep.
361-5305/457-3423.

TWO 2-BEDROOM APTS for
rent. Equipped with alarm
systems, sSurveillances cameras
& security screens. South
Beach, $750 per month.

Call 357-9614, 393-4697.

ROOMS FOR RENT
Marathon $450 monthly,
utilitiesw included.
Phone 431-2565.
Single female preferred.



+ SEA BREEZE,

1-BEDROOM
Incl: fridge, stove, water, light,
burglar bars, fenced-in yard.
$650/mth.
Golden Gates #1.
Contact Ms Aranha, 392-8822

portroyaltownhouses.com
CABL BEACH 3-bed, furnished
pool, gated, close to beach &
stores. 225-7533, 557-8980.

SHOP SPACES AVAILABLE
Nassau Village, main road.
Spaces ideal for doctor's office,
web cafe or automotive shop.
Call 676-3562, 426-2411.

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 evSnings on
324-0109

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.

SHOPS FO RENT
Beauty Salon & Barber Shop
and Take-away Restaurnt
Busy area. Phone 324-1619.

SANDYPORT CONDO
FOR RENT

3 bed/3 bath beautifully

furnished overlooking

_ waterway. $3,200p/month
Call 427-3588.

ROOM FOR RENT, _ light,
water, cable, phone &* gas.
$130 weekly, $300 security.
456-3834, or 392-6706.

ROOM WITH PRIVATE
ENTRANCE single bachelor
only. Utility included.. 341-
2970, 432-7431.

ROOMS FOR RENT
$130/WkK,

LIGHT & WATER INCLUDED.
CABLE/PHONE AVAILABLE.
PHONE 394-3263
FOR DETAILS

RENTAL
BOUNCY CASTLE
@ $70.00 a day.
Tel: 341-8934, 544-0596

ROOMS FOR RENT
Single persons only.
$150/week, 1st, last, $300 sec
Tel 544-1295, 429-1892:

BEDROOM,
fully furnished, light, water,
cable. No children/pets. $750
per month, first, last, sec dep
$200. Phone 324-7985.

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.

PARADISE ISLAND APT
FOR RENT
Spacious 2-bed, 1-bath,
central-air, walking distance in
Cabbage Beach.
Asking $21,000/monthly.. Phone
393-7370.

PARADISE ISLAND, fully
furnished, air conditioned 2
bedroom apartment, pool,
washhouse,5 minutes.walk to
Cabbage Beach or Atlantis.
$1,600 per month.
Call 376-5888

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 525-9160.

TWO BEDROOM for rent

includes a/c, burglar bars,
water and completely fenced-in,

$600 per month, $1500 to

move in.

#67 Joe Farrington Road, -

off Fox Hill Road, Apt #1, 467-
9035.

RENT/SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse.
Partially furnished, water
included.$1,200 per month.
Ph: 557- 1856/225- 7708

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 CRAFT BOOTH
1 DELI BOOTH
FOR RENT
CALL 326-0115 for details.

1 EFFICIENCY, KEMP ROAD
SOUTH, light, water, cable,
stove, fridge, $140 per week,
$300 sec dep. 394-3737/ day,
356-6760/ evenings.

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 ere? week, 455-7543,
432-165

SHOP SPACE on Ganticha:
$,1000 per month.
225-4130 or 426-7587.

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.
393-2455/395-4348, 424-4792.





1 BEDROOM APT for rent.
Security bars, fridge, stove,

light, water included. Phone
328-0872.

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1-BEDROOM APT furnished,
b/bars/a/c/fam/cable $750
monthly & security. Water. light
included. Eastern:area. Phone
324-3070 s



1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
$875/mth. Water, fridge, stove,
microwave, dishwasher, stack
washer/dryer, central-air, direct
TV. Out East. 544-3824.

1-BEDROOM APT, furnished,
1 person. only. All utilities
included, $650 per month plus
$300 s/depo.

Call 456-9143, or 426-1448.

1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
semi-furnished $175/week.
Stove, fridge, cable and water
included to move in. $1025.
~ Phone 361-5228. a

1-BEDROOM UNIT, quiet area,

all utilities, _ A/C — included.
1-BEDROOM. water and cable
included. Elizabeth Estates,
$550/mth, first and last plus

$400 sec required. 324-8405,
423-9013.

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-
Q325.

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.
Â¥*rivate yard. $800 per month,
74t and last month rent. $600
security deposit. Call 328-1819.

2-BED APARTMENT.
water, cable included, $650 per
month, Ridgeland Park West.
Phone 326-0406 or 525-9182.

2-BED, 1-BATH APARTMENT
ductless A/C, bars, tiles, cable
alarm security $300, $750
monthly, first, last. In the
Cowpen Road area, Tel 361-
2389. :

2-BED, 1.5-BATH Townhouse,
Bacardi Road, central-air, water
included. Granite counter tops
wash. house on_ premises
$900/pm. 4

Ph 525-8835 or 428-2137.

2-BED,1-BATH, silver Gates,
security, fridge, stove, blinds,
c/air, water, $850/pm,,first, last
sec, $500.Tel:225-0685, 552-
6079, 566-9077. :

2-BEDROOM APT
MILLER’S HEIGHTS,
Has, 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 Rd, off Sea
Breeze Lane, Phone 324-7823,
434-9050.

2-BEDROOM FOR RENT
Blue Hill South, A/C, burglar
bar, free cable, $650 per
month, first, last and $400
security 361-0993.

1 BED EFFICIENCY APT
Sunset Park, Carmichael Rd
Water, fridge,stove,security

screens, hurricane shutters &
cable included. Telephone
ready $600 monthly.1st,last,
security $300
Tel:361-3880,454-0943



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

NEWLY BUILT 3-bedroom, 1
bath house .
$375-$425 monthly. A/c,
phone,cable :
Tel: 324-9833 or 535-5949

WANTS TO SHARE
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, share
utilities No kids/pets. Female
preferred.
Tel 326-2776/423-8119.

WANTS TO SHARE
a 3 bedroom. Single person.
$450 to move in .
TEL: 392-0138, 426-7202.



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.

Call Mon-Fri 9a.m. 325-6170/4

LIVE-IN maid required to
maintain house, cook and care
for 2 young children,6 days, at
least 40 years old.
Tel:323-3614.

URGENTLY NEEDED
Math and English language
tutors for High School level

students. Also Chinse, French
& Spanish tutors

Ph:433-3503
CARE-GIVER for elderly &
bed-ridden on “weekends.

Phone 394-1397.

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

Permanent

to:

-Call

ESTABLISHED COMPANY
SEEKS MARKETING
ASSOCIATE FOR
IMMEDIATE FULL TIME
EMPLOYMENT
Candidates must possess good
writing/communication skills, be
highly organized, and have

exceptional self and_ time
management skills. This is a
high demand — environment,
filled with pressures’ and
deadlines from 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

EXPERIENCED MAID needed
for a small hotel. E-mail
resume to
bahamasjob2010 @ gmail.com

FARM LABOURER needed on
Abaco
Contact: 367-0549

Fast growing preschool needs
TEACHERS

Call for info at
356-7085 or 676-2733.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED
to care for baby and do light
housework. $160/pw.
Tel 436-1351, 364-5238.

HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY
needed English a must,
Spahish a plus. Must have
references. 424-6287. | :

JUNIOR STYLIST/SHAMPOO
ASSISTANT
Beauty School grad.

EXPERIENCED NAIL
TECHNICIAN, Commission.
Send resume to:
info @ colorshairstudio.com,
326-0177

LADY to iron, be able to press
(like laundry). Please contact
29-4044.

LIVE-IN MAID needed ASAP.
Good with kids and housework.
for further details, Mrs
Rolle, 364-5836, 225-0868.

MAINTENANCE
WORKER/GARDENER
wanted please call
1-242-422-9060.

PROGRESSIVE SERVICE

ORIENTED COMPANY looking
for a few good people

TECHNICIAN/MACHINIST
Prior experience on repairs to
heavy trucks mandatory.

Experience repairing
International Mack, and
Cummins engines and
electronics necessary.
Extensive experience in

machine shop repairs to diesel
engine parts mandatory. Top
wages. Uniforms furnished after
probationary period.

Please come by and fill. out an
application, and give us your
resume at Bahamas _ Mack
Truck Sales Ltd, Rock Crusher
Road, Nassau, Bahamas.

‘of

NEEDED:

1 Part-time Teacher to teach
General, Health & Biology
Grades 7-12
2 days per week.
Also:1 P.E. Teacher to work
1 day per week
Grade 1-12.

Send resume to:
redmouth @msn.com

NEW UPSCALE SALON
seeks qualified:
1 Hair Stylist
2 Nail Technicins.
Must be professional and have
ability to master calicasion hair
styles.
Serious, ambitious
need apply.
Tel:376-2670, 676-3368.

ONE HANDYMAN.
Must be over 30 years of age.
Three years experience.
Tel 324-1511.

PADI DIVING INSTRUCTOR or
Dive Master, good attitude well
spoken, like working with
people, work any day of the
week. Two reference, passport
photos, driver’s licence, police
record. No phone calls. Apply in
person at Bahama Divers, East
Bay St, between 9:30am to
11:30am

PROFESSIONAL CAR WASH
SERIOUS WORKER

NEEDED.
PHONE 544-2221, 392-5020.



persons

PROGRESSIVE SERVICE
ORIENTED COMPANY looking

fora
General Manager
Extensive background _in
managing . an OEM _ Heavy
Truck Sales/Service/Parts

facility a must. ‘
Background and knowledge of
truck _specification/application
mandatory. Background in
Parts and Service management
required on a daily basis. Must
be able to effectively administer
all facits of business. Minimum
10 years experience
preferred Good people skills a
must. Must have prior
experience in parts order entry
and supervising employees.
Computer skills required on
daily basis Must be self
motivated and work with little or
no supervision
Top wages
We thank all — applicants,
however, only candidates to be
interviewed will be contacted.
Please ‘hand deliver resumes
and references to;
Bahamas Mack Truck Sales

_Ltd, Oakes Field, 5

~ PO Box N-44,

Nassau, Bahamas.

SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED
Must have at least a high
school diploma, pleasant
personality, be neat in
appearance, hardworking,
reliable honest and pays
attention to detail. BGCSE
certificates are a plus. Mail
resume to: The Manager, PO
Box N8477, Nassau, Bahamas.

TWO BARBERS NEEDED to
run barber shop.

Serious inquiries only.

Phone 362-1497, cell 454-2408

2 FARM LABOURERS wanted
please call 1-242-334-4611

LIVE IN/OUT Housekeeper
and Baby Caregiver needed.
‘Mature female, reliable and
honest person. Call 376-0979.

ALUMAWORxX < is looking for a
junior draftsman proficient in
AutoCad. Applicants will be
given a written exam _ to
determine their qualifications.
Bring resume & clean police
record to Thompson Blvd &
Farrington road next to Esso
gas station. 323.0055

A QUALIFIED, experienced
third grade. teacher is needed to
begin working in January 2011.
Must have a Bachelor's degree
in Education and at least two
years experience in the
classroom.

Please fax resume to 394-4790.
or e-mail resume to:
teachingposition201 1 @ gmail.
com.

ALUMAWORx is. looking for a

Sales person with five years

experience in the aluminum
shutter & _ railing industry.
Applicants’ will be given a
written exam to determine their
qualifications. Excellent
communication skills required.
Job is commissioned. based.
Bring resume & clean police
record to Thompson Blvd &
Farrington road next to Esso
gas station. 323.0055

AVON
Buy, Sell or Sign-up.
Telephone:
361-5556, 429-4922
kempcorp@ hotmail.com

BAHAMIAN MAN, 28-55 years
needed to work in established
company. _Job_ training is
provided. Candidate must be
literate and skills to
communicate with customers,
own personal tools and drive

standard shirt. Salary $250 and.

can be negotiated based on
work experience. Hours of work
Monday thru Friday, 8am _ to

4:30pm. Passport, police
record, driver's licence, health
certificate, and references

required Call 393-3473.

BARBER NEEDED for
Pinewood barber shop.
Call 431-1058.

SALES MANAGER
Must be mature.
E-mail: mlagloria @ hotmail.com

RETAIL STORE
in the US Departure Lounge at
The International Airport.
Hiring all positions.

Must be willing to work
shifts as early as 6am.
Must have transportation.
E-mail:
tortugamanager @ aol.com

WANTED PADI DIVEMASTER
or Rescue Diver to work for

small out island dive company. |

boat handling experience and
mechanical ability a plus . Only
drug free Bahamian applicants
need apply. Accomodations
provided. Send resume to
diveguana@yahoo.com or call
242 365 5178.




NEEDED EXPERIENCED
Nail Tech and Barber for salon,
Joe Farrington Road.
Phone 324-7883, or 392-3944.



MATURE WOMAN seeking
baby-sitting, live-in or live-out
job. 394-2775, or 565-7411 ©

43 YEAR OLD WOMAN
SEEKS JOB AS 5
A COOK or DAYS WORK
TEL: 392-0138, 426-7202.

YOUNG LADY seeking job as
a day’s worker; |

evening job are needed;

your hair to be done- locking
shingles, rope twist, afro, kinky,
weaving, etc. Call 436-2652.

YOUNG MATURE LADY
seeking job .as_baby-sitter
housekeeping _ (live-in). 468-

2431, or 429-5694.

, RELIABLE LADY with
transportaton seeks job to pick-
up and drop off children from
school. 341-5492/468-4274.

A LADY seeks job for the
elderly or baby-sitting from
Mon-Friday.
Contact ‘numbers are 361-
7097, or 432-6203.

A LADY seeks Saturday &
Sunday job. Call 429-2593,
676-3772.

A MATURE LADY seeks live in
job to cook, clean and care for
small family. Call 676-3772.

ARE YOU- LOOKING for a
baby-sitter, caregiver or maid.
Phone 556-4141.

HONEST LADIES seek live-
in/out’ job as__ baby-sitter,
housekeeper or. caring _ for
elderly. Contact 341-5492 676-
2670.

LADY seek employment as
housekeeper, baby-sitter,
elderly caretaker and_ asst.
cook. 324-2157, cell 431-5995.

LADY seeking a job to clean,
office, store or business place,
do day’s or weekly work.

Call 428-1779.

LADY seeks baby-sitter or days
work or housekeeper job. Tel
544-5141, 558-7959.

LADY seeks evening job to
clean ofice, take are of baby or
the elderly.

Tel 326-2776, 423-8119.
LADY seeks jobs as live-in,
baby-sitter, care for the elderly,
days work, weekly job. 432-
2494.

LADY with health care degree
seeks job in home.
Medical/elderly care. Contact
324-5111, 436-2167.

‘MATURE LADY seeks full time

job as a housekeeper, Monday
to Friday. Phone 436-3485.

MATURE LADY seeks job as
caretaker for the elderly or live
in housekeeper.

Tel 425-4143/393-0041.

MATURE LADY seeks live-in
job. 426-7784.



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MS ROLLE SEEKING JOB GARY EDGECOMBE re eer 1 (2011).
Days, nights, part/full time CONSTRUCTION & CO Ba ietaal Ss
(days, weekly). | can do hte Professional Builders Be lish
following: kitchen helper, : Bai ish_
inventory, sales clerk -Economics

-Natural Sciences

Custodian, construction helper, -Social Sciences

pacene: 1 ae ees -Entrepreneurship
transportation. Tlenegemont:

Cell 544- 0270 ask for Ms Rolle.

POSITION WANTED
35 year-old woman seeking a
job as a live-out housekeeper
or a baby-sitter.
Tel 556-2749, 525-1109

* YOUNG LADY seeking a job to
clean office or store, days or
‘weekly work.

Please call 454-2403.

POSITION WANTED
Bahamian lady seeks job as.
care-giver, house-sitting,
days or weekly maid.
322-5024/535-4208.

12 week courses begin ‘Jan 24
Register now at Teleos
Gampus
Tues &Thurs, 5-7pm
Sat 10-12noon
Telephone:325-5060

LEARN TO FLY

Private Pilots Course
Instrument & Commercial
Theory

TO ALL MY CLIENTS | am

now at fabulous Salon on East

St South next to Asue Draw

across from Samie’s.
Specializing in:

Weaving $75.00

Caps $60.00 & up

and much more.

Tel 326-3463 ask for Sophia

walk-ins are welcomed.











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Email:
flightshopbahamas @ hotmail.
com



FOR ALL YOUR
WEDDING FLOWERS
CALL 361-0490

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 |



*TILING*

(Tile Laying) Repairs
*Replace any color grout!
Wall/Floor any size jobs!

Good and fast work!

Estimate anytime.
Tel:324-9833, 535-5949



MISSING PASSPORT
AND PAINTED TILES ....by
Latisha Bastian Knowles,
please call Be questions asked.

TPS SERVICE —

for Word. and Excel Pitman



HOME REPAIR 49-8622 Classes:
ASB MAINTENANCE TELEPHONE: 324-8471 @ Advancement Computing
Hardwood - staining, buffing,}_oo ——CS—CSCS—S enter.
lishing , resurfacing (floors & | LOSE 10-30 LBS AND MORE a: aes 477-1015
urniture), drywall repair & Burns belly fat, fast + easy Kid Computer Club
installation, pressure cleaning, without diet or exercise NAIL CLASSES - Tuesday and Thursday,
painting services, yard] The Magic "Thin Pill" is here.. | available starting Jan 10, 2011 —— 9
cleaning, . debris removal, Fanny @364-0404 Kit included T’ai Chi CLASSES
window cleaning, home 4 weeks long. 341-2748/ ela weit Ley ae eo
improvements, repairs. MARRIAGE OFFICER 544-0375. 2

Call 394-4171.

TEL 364-2633
NOW IS A GOOD TIME to get

Tel: 428-3620(cell),
676-3861 (office)

LEARN .
FLORAL DESIGNING TODAY!
P

24-HRS your pressure cleaning/painting
* Air-condition & Appliance - { done! 5 H: 361-0490.
; - Repair _ | -Patio :
All makes & models, | -walk ways BGCSE
commercial, residential & | -Stone wall — Diploma & Degree
Maine. , -Small buildings _ Approved by Dept
24-hr service. Free Estimates. of Public Service
pe tained technician. Call me! 552-3377. ‘ Institute of Business and
el: 5, 544-6187. a i » 324-4625.
POOR MAN'S PAINTING eee
BABYCARE, HOUSE SPECIAL!
PERSONALIZED SERVICED From $800
OFFERE wa
PH: 394. coe 426-0076 call now! S
. *HAIR CLASSES

Rosetta Stone $50.00

COMPUTER REPAIR *NAILS CLASSES



: MUST SELL!
Fast & affordable i PRIVATE TUTORING EVERYHING INCLUDED
Starting at$40. SERVICES Ph: 322-2801- 565-8190 | S718 8150 00
oeaare7e soos 1 Sl ee usdes 9 29" | JOB PREP COMPUTER | Dining room set

Tel:433-3808,564-2922 Certificate Courses Apt sie: Piggs S200






WORK TRUCK FOR HIRE “g-in-1 or All-in-1 AS28622
@ $70 per load COMPUTER REPAIRS. Seo eee Fee FOR SALE



DOUBLE DOOR GOOLER &_



Moving furniture/removal of Desktops and laptops.



trash, etc. 392-5364. Onsite repairs or pickup and] > G2), roves PS saae deep fryer. Tel 425-8675.
4 delive ’ = is
NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL! NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL seal refrigerator, white. excellent
Kids ONLY $30 & Adults $50 | Rope Twist $90.00 “Spanish condition. Contact
- per month for bailet, Jazz, Te Kinky Twist $50.00 — -Hebrew 341-8276(H), 556-5962(c)
& Hiphop. Get on the right track | Shingles $50.00

AB ees course begins Jan 24,/ WEDDING GOWN for sale.
201 Picture of the gown shown on
Beplater Now ZNS Channel 40.

Tel:325-5060 341-2748/544-0375.

PRIVATE COMPUTER FOR SALE
CLASSES.

Bedroom set
Creole Classes by certified

Full size (used) $400.00
lecturer. 393-1855, 423-5339 Phone 427-7409/328-2797.

to staying -healthy & keep in
shape with our exciting dance
aerobics progamme. All shapes
sizes, male or female age 3 &
up. Boost your self-esteem this

Nails 19.99 .
Relax & Styles $50.00
Phone:324-7883, 392-3944.

WEAVSES ......... By MELISSA
$50.00 per head.
Appointments not necessary.

525-9493.

year and live a longer life!
676-3095/432-7983/362-0481
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ELECTRIC RANGE. $300,

Apt size fridge $375 up

DVD Player $85.00up

Iron $20

Mattress & boxspring $250
Dryer $375 up

Unideun 3 hand ‘set cordless
Phone $125up.

364-2646 -

ELECTRICAL SPECIAL!
Square: D (1) 600 AMP and (1)
400 AMP Single Phase Meter
Main Circuit spieaker)
Disconnect Ne 3r
Construction. Phone 424- 0186.

. FOR SALE
32” Shop TV flat screen, new,
in box $565
Blackberry Curve (wifi) new,
box: $225
428-3226

: _ FOR SALE
6-Burner Stove, brand new 48”
ae fuel (Wolf) Model #DF486

Wolf Pro Wall Hood Model




























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Serious enquiries only, | call

363-2084.

FOR SALE
ensaue. living set and tables
25
Living-set $500
Dinette set china closet $1500
Clothing. Contact 361-2918
only serious inquires. ae

FOR SALE
Blackberry Curve $300
Tel 456-7495.

USED HP 19” FLAT SCREEN
150.00
TEL: 445-6507

FOR SALE :

Office desk, brown leather
rolling chairs; gold table, lamps
and barber’ chairs, barber

booths. Allitems 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
Pedicure chair $350, brand new
Shampoo bowl used = $175,
good condition.
Nail table $200, just like new. *
Only serious.inquiries.
Call 376-0101, 436-5416.

FOR SALE
Wine Cork. Mae great craft

ork.
Ph: 364-2322

LEAVING ISLAND, LEATHER
RECLINERS & LOVE SEAT.
$1200
LAPTOP SET UP $1050 ono
425-5636, OR 356-6715(W)





LIQUIDATION SALE
Store moving and _ selling
display tables, display stands
warehouse shelves and racks.
Call_us_ today at 323-2037.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!

New VISION FITNESS
Treadmill for only $900 ono

Get fit in the comfort of your
home and save $$ on gym
fees. A portable & space saver,
like new. Call 357-7811 :

Articles
For Sale












3 USED POULAN PUSH
LAWNMOWER that can be
useful for parts. One. Poulan
Pro rider lawnmower and motor
bike parts for sale “Best offer’. -
Contact phone number

468-3610

NAIL SUPPLIES OR SALE
Also Air Brush Machine etc
Phone: 394-1449

PROFESSIONAL - SALON
dryer with chair and shampoo
bowl with chair for sale. :
Phone 362-1497, 445-2408

A-1 PLAYLESS
TODAY to SUNDAY

Tel 242-362-6040
Baby car seats from $25
‘New stainless steel or white
25 cu.ft fridge side by side
water & ice indoor only $1,150
Apt sz fridge fr $275
Fam sz fridge fr $399 .
Lg bedroom fridge $125
Gas stove 3” only $399
Elec stove 30” $300
Stack washer dryer $850
New washer dyer $850
Washers fr $350
Clothes dryers fr $225
New. Hoover ‘rug
machine $225
New vacuum cleaner $175
6 drawer bureau w/mirror $295
9 drawer bureau w/mirror $650 .
Filing cabinet fr $60
‘Microwave oven fr $55
Exercise bike $99
Treadmill fr $250
New proform 1290.s
Treadmill $1,1500n-
TV all sized fr $75 Es
Queen leather sofa $300
Love seat sofa bed $250
Love seat $200
Dining room table 6 chairs $350
eras seater dining rm table & chair

49

Side by side
$350 :

shampoo

. refrigerators fr

-CLOSING OUT SALE
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 AIC, $650.
ono

POS Touch screen Register, |
power, scanner, software, $800
ono. :

Woman's heels $25/each
Tel:676-3464, 448-9139

CONVENIENT STORE ITEMS

Hobat meat cutter machine,

double-door freezer, 8ft display

cooler box, 3-compartment sink

and shelves.. call for prices and

more information, cell
468-4355.

COOLERS/DOUBLE DOOR,
single door $1,800/$800,

Apt size fridge&stove $300
Showcase $100

payetation. 2 $100 |

20” TV $10)

Boss DVD playericar si $100
Mazda engine 1.6 $390

Rims chrome 15” $300
Tel:341-7042/454-7042.

FOR SALE
32” TV Emerison $600
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.



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Estimated number
much higher than

reported incidents

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter :

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net "

_THE NUMBER of child
abuse cases reported in New

Providence last year could:

actually be three times higher
— pushing the total number of
actual cases from 483 to 1,449.
Meanwhile, child protec-
. tion officials fear that reports
of neglect will continue to
climb unless the ongoing cycle
_ of underage pregnancy is bro-
ken.
According to international

standards, reported cases of |

abuse were estimated to be

only one-third of actual inci- -
dents occurring in a country. -.

Ann Edwards, an official
within the Child Protection
Unit at the Department of
Social Services, said: “These
are only reported matters.
Usually the figures which you
have reported — if you multi-
ply it by three, that is usually
the real figure. I’m sure half
of the matters are not report-

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Social workers ‘recorded a
25 per cent (approximately)
decrease in child abuse cases
reported in New Providence
for 2010, compared to the
same period in 2009.’

The figures, which were |
released,by the Child Protec- '

tion Unit, documented the
number of new and reopened

- combined cases for the year

up to November in New Prov-
idence only. End of year sta-
tistics from: the Family Islands
are not yet complete.

For the past two years, cas-

_ es of neglect, followed by sex-

ual abuse in 2009 and physical

_ abuse in 2010, were the high-

est in New Providence.

Described as the failure — -

intentional or unintentional—
of a parent or guardian to
provide food, shelter, cloth-

ing, healthcare and education

for a child, Gil Maycock,
chairman of the National
Child Protection Council,
explained the figures repre-

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD Javon Frazer, a stage three cancer patient in a Miami based medical facility, is recovering from
the stem cell transplant that consumed his entire holiday season. The transplant was the latest treatment in 12
months of intervention. But his family now have to raise $14,000 for a PET scan to find out if the operation was
successful enough to put his rare condition, BURKIIES Lymphoma, into remission.



WAGE CEILING INCREASE AT NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD

Tribune Staff Reporter

fone ity of the fund.
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

NIB Director Algernon Cargill explained

: aia that incremental increases to the wage ceiling
THE WAGE ceiling increase at the Nation- can be expected every ‘two years, with the next
al Insurance Board this month is only the first
Step in strategic efforts to align employee ben-

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DEREK RYAN

WILL RUN AS
INDEPENDENT
IF NOT CHOSEN
BY THE PLP

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net :

ATTORNEY Derek Ryan
has announced he will run as
an, independent in the next
general election if not offi-
cially chosen by the Progres-
sive Liberal Party for the
Kennedy constituency.

Hellarian Butler, public
relations officer for Mr Ryan,
told The Tribune yesterday
she would like Bahamians to
be aware that Dion Smith has
yet to be named the PLP’s
official candidate for

SEE page nine

PLP OFFICER RON

ROLLE BANISHED
_FROM OFFICES
“OVER DEREK
RYAN SUPPORT’

‘ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net .

PLP KENNEDY branch
members have come out in
defence of party officer Ron
Rolle who was banished from
using the party’s offices at
Gambier House after he
reportedly spoke out in sup-
port of political candidate
Derek Ryan.

According to sources with-
in the party, Mr Rolle spoke
out against the party’s deci-
sion to grant the nomination
for the area to attorney.Dion
Smith after the branch had

SEE page nine

ANGER AFTER
STRAW VENDOR:

‘MANHANDLED
BY OFF-DUTY
POLICE OFFICER’

STRAW vendors and
tourists were outraged Thurs-
day afternoon after witnessing
the manhandling of a straw
vendor on Prince George’s
Wharf, allegedly by an off-duty
police officer. Eyewitnesse
claim that an off-duty officer
accosted a straw vendor “for
no apparent reason” before
arresting her.

A French Canadian woman,
who witnessed the event, said

SEE page nine


~ PAGE 2, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

AT NIGHT the voice of
Javon . “Jatonde”’ Frazer
soothes the spirit of many lis-
teners of the 100 Jamz Quiet
Storm. But when Jatonde turns
in for the night, music is not
always on his mind; his
thoughts are often with his
five-year-old son, a stage three
cancer patient in a Miami
based medical facility.

Five-year-old Javon Jr is
recovering from the stem cell

transplant that consumed his °

entire holiday season. This was
the latest treatment in 12
months of intervention that
included 10 cycles of the most
intensive chemotherapy pre-
scribable.

He exhausted a $1 million
health insurance policy last
month and his family is in debt
to the tune of hundreds of
thousands of dollars.

The original quote for the
stem cell transplant alone was
$400,000. That included a 25-
day hospital stay, but Javon

actually spent 62 days before.

being discharged.
The last time he was admit-

LOCAL NE

Little Javon Jr
waits for PET
scan after stem
cell treatment

Family still have
to raise $14,000

ted to the Miami Children’s

Hospital, he still had health’

insurance coverage, but it was
exhausted before the opera-

‘tion.

A recent change in US law
governing health care pre-
vented Javon from being
denied treatment, but it did
not spare his family from accu-
mulating $351,000 in medical
debt.

The bills are still mounting,
because Javon, who now lives
in Miami with his family, still
has to visit the hospital twice a
week for blood transfusions.

A $14,000 PET scan is
standing in the way of Javon
finding out if the operation was
successful enough to put his
rare condition, Burkitt’s Lym-
phoma, into remission.

“Because it didn’t go into
remission after the first 10
cycles of chemo, basically the
stem cell transplant was the
last option. There was a 50:50

chance it would be successful,”

said his mother, Zordella -

Mullings.

“Before we got discharged
they did a PET.scan, and they
said they still saw activity. We
are optimistic it could be scar
tissue. They wanted to wait a
little longer to repeat the test
to see if the mass grew or if it
stabilised. If it grew from
December they know that
there are active cells and it is

, Still present. There is no other
option if the cells are still,

active,” she said.

‘His family is confident all
will be well, but they won’t
know for sure until they raise
$14,000 for another PET scan.

Having recovered from the
transplant, Jatonde described

- Javon asa “normal, playful,

energetic, funny, rude” five
year old, who likes to run
around, even at the risk of his
health. Until the tests reveal
the cells are no longer active,



FIVE-YEAR-OLD Javon Jr is recovering frem the stem cell transplant that consumed his entire holiday season.

Javon’s fate is uncertain.

Six months before Javon was
diagnosed, he had a school
physical that checked out
clean. The only concern after
that was a complaint of con-
stipation.

“He never took sick, not one
day. There was no loss of
weight, no fever, nothing,” said
Ms Mullings.

His mother detected a prob-
lem by chance’ one day when
she felt an abnormal growth i in
his stomach.

“He likes to rub my belly,
but I don’t like it. One day we
were lying in the bed and he
rubbed my belly. I spanked
him and I felt this thing. I felt
my belly and his belly and it
didn’t feel the same. The next
day I pulled him out of school.
I took him to the doctor,” said
Ms Mullings.

Local doctors informed the
family there has. only been one
other,case of Burkitt’ s in the
Bahamas.

- Javon’s health remained sta-
ble until he started chemother-
apy, according to his parents.

a normal appetite; was always
playing around. It was the
chemo that got him down. He
was a hair person, so he got
depressed about losing his
hair,” said Ms Mullings.

It was very emotional when
his condition got so bad that
he could no long control his
bodily functions.

“He freaks out and he gets
angry. He doesn’t really under-
stand why. One time he was
really angry. He asked me:
‘Why the devil doesn’t leave

~ me alone. Where is God? Why

me?’ Another time he said,

' ‘Daddy I love you, mummy I

love you.’ We told him to shut
up and tell us that tomorrow,”
she said.

“Through all of this he is my
hero, because I couldn’t do it.
I would have given up long
time.”

Since Javon moved té Mia-
mi last January he has not
been around many children.
With a weak immune system,
his mother said he spends most
of his time \at the hospital or
at home. He was pulled from
school before he learned to

read and write, but there has’
been no pressure on him with
regard to school.

“He has matured so much.

‘He is really different. He can’t

read, but he has matured,” said
Ms Mullings.

Ms Mullings cut her educa-
tion short too. When Javon
was diagnosed she was in the
process of studying for her
bachelors degree in secondary

- education, biology and com-

bined science at the College of
the Bahamas. She was also an
office administrator at the
Surgery Laser and Cosmetic
Centre. .

“The day I took him to the

doctor and they sent him this

place and that place; that was’
the last day I went to work and
school. [never went back,” She
said.

The family hopes to raise
enough money for a PET scan,
which is the immediate need.
Although they are burdened
with mountains of debt and
uncertainty over Javon’s.
health, they are confident that
a quiet storm of luck will bring

“He was full vi energy; had .

good news their way.

Son of Jacques. Cousteau gives support

to Bahamas shark p

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

EFFORTS to protect sharks in
Bahamian-waters gained:strength
this week with the support of
great oceanic explorer Jacques
Cousteau’s son, Pierre. :

As president of The Cousteau
Society’s environmentally con-
scious dive association Cousteau
Divers, Pierre-Yves Cousteau is

a passionate advocate of marine .
conservation and the global shark |;

protection campaign run by the
Pew Environment Group.

As shark populations around
the world are declining, the
Bahamas is one of the few places
left that can boast diverse and

‘ abundant shark populations in its _

waters.
And for Mr Cousteau, the

islands hold special significance:
as he did his first dive. in:
Eleuthera at age nine, and saw a.

shark on his second dive there.
Now he wants to ensure future
generations of divers will benefit
from the same kind of experience.
Shark tourism alone brings an
estimated $78 million to the

Bahamas every year, with a live -

Caribbean reef shark valued at
around $250,000 throughout its
lifetime, and Mr Cousteau said
this industry will only grow if
sharks are given the protection
they need.

Around 73 million sharks are
killed every year for their fins
which are sold for up to $700 per
kilogram and served in the popu-
lar Asian delicacy shark fin soup.

But as sharks have a slow
growth rate, late maturation, and
produce few offspring, they are
vulnerable to overfishing and slow
to recover from decline.

The International Union for the



LIZ KARAN of the Pew Environment Group, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, and BNT shark campaign manager Shelley Cant.

Ghiaveration of Nature (IUCN)

_ estimates around 30 per cent of ©
shark and ray species are threat-

ened with, or near, extinction.
And. the Pew Environment
Group, the BNT and other non-
profit organisations are now call-
ing on the government to prohib-
it the commercial fishing of

‘sharks, as well as the import,

export and sale of shark products,

while still allowing the recre-

ational catch and release of sharks
by Bahamians.

Mr Cousteau. spoke out in
favour of the campaign at a press

conference held by the BNT in
the Retreat Gardens in Nassau

‘yesterday, following a packed lec-
_ ture at the BNT headquarters

attended by over 100 people on
Wednesday.

He has also visited communi-
ties in Andros, where his father
filmed a television series about
blue, holes in 1971, and has
extended his stay to visit Abaco
and Grand Bahama this weekend.

As a passionate diver, he
stressed how sharks are not only
important for ensuring the health

of the marine environment as

apex predators, and thus sustain-
ing the vital fishing industry, they

are also an important economic

driver in tourism, if given the pro-
tection they need.

“Divers like to see large ani-
mals when underwater and this is
one of the last places with healthy
shark populations - in the
Mediterranean sharks have been
completely exterminated,” Mr
Cousteau said.

“As shark populations are
declining everywhere, shark
tourism in the Bahamas can only
increase.

rotection efforts

“If we let sharks be depleted by
fishing, the demand is going to be

‘there, but the-supply-is-not, and:

the Bahamas will miss“out’on a
huge economic opportunity.”

BNT director Eric ‘Carey said
the Bahamas’ healthy shark pop-
ulation is largely owing to the ban
of long-line fishing 20 years ago as
it has prevented sharks from being ~
killed as by-catch, and so far the
country has escaped the threat of
commercial shark fishing.

However, interest in the indus-
try was expressed by the operator
of a sea cucumber harvesting
plant in Mastic Point, North
Andros, when pressed by The Tri-
bune last year, as he already har-
vests and exports sea cucumbers
to buyers in Hong Kong by the
thousands. °

Mr Carey said that sounded an
alarm.for the BNT and he wants

' to ensure the legislation is enact-

ed to prevent shark finning for

' export before it starts.

“The most exciting thing about
this campaign is that we actually
have a winning formula right up
front,” he said.

“We have a conservation suc-
cess story that we are just trying to
protect, rather than having to bat-
tle back from the edge of extinc-
tion, so we are hopeful that gov-
ernment will move to protect _
sharks in the Bahamas.”

American president Barack
Obama signed the US’s Shark
Conservation Act on Tuesday,
making shark finning illegal in US
waters, and Mr Carey hopes it will
inspire Bahamian lawmakers to
do the same.

‘If you want to support the cam-
paign contact the BNT to sign the
petition, or join over 2,000 others
in the online Facebook group to
“Protect the Sharks of the
Bahamas.”

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: FNM lashes back at'

TC deal criticism

PLP’s Philip Davis under fire

HITTING back at PLP MP

: Philip Davis over his criticism
: of the BTC privatisation deal,
? the governing FNM party
: called it “astounding” that
: any credence would be given
: to what the opposition deputy
: leader has to say on the mat-
: ter.

In a statement issued yes-

: terday, the FNM pointed out
: that in his capacity as a
: lawyer, Mr Davis actually rep-
: resented Bluewater Ventures,
? the company that was set to
: buy BTC when the PLP was

_ ¢ in office.

PLP MP for Elizabeth
Ryan Pinder has denied
reports that he intends to
run for the constituency of
North Eleuthera in the
next general election.

In a statement issued

first respond by saying cat-
egorically that I have
absolutely no intention of
running in North
Eleuthera. Secondly, Iam
the member of parliament
for Elizabeth and am fully
committed to the good
people of Elizabeth and
have every intention of

again offering myself in the }
? record in telecommunications,
? and unknown beneficiaries.
i The company also had no
: financial statements or organ-
: isational support, and there
.} was absolutely no clarity

next general election to
serve the good people of
Elizabeth.

Committed

“For the record, let me
say that I am fully commit-
ted to using all of my influ-

ence and ability in ensuring ;

that the PLP candidate for
North Eleuthera will be
elected as the next member

Eleuthera constituency.
The MP said it is true

that he was campaigning in,

North Eleuthera during his:

Spanish Wells, “albeit not
secretly, and not for Ryan
Pinder,” but rather for the
PLP as a whole.

“Tn fact, I have been
campaigning for the PLP

since I was elected in many :
: safe for drinking and that
: the foul odour caused
: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
? would. be resolved by

serve the Bahamian people ; December 31, 2010.

islands in the Bahamas to
ensure that the PLP is the
next government of the
Bahamas, prepared to

to further their best inter-
ests,” Mr Pinder said.

WANTED MEN TURN
THEMSELVES IN

By DENISE MAYCOCK

FREEPORT — Two men |

- wanted in connection with
a number break-ins turned
themselves in to police on
Thursday.

Deon Evans, 23, and
Timothy Russell, 21, sur-
rendered around noon to
authorities at the Central

The men, who are both
residents of Hunters, are
accused of a spate of
break-ins in the Eastern
Division.

Quinn McCartney,
senior Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police for Grand
Bahama, said there has
been a significant increase
in housebreakings during
the last half of the year.

“We have seen an
increase in several areas,
but mostly in housebreak-
ing which is a major con-
cern to us,” he said.

He also reported that
police have seen. ah
increase in stealing and
causing harm incidents on
the island.

Mr McCartney reported
that the murder count is
down.

When asked about cold
case. murders, Mr McCart-

ney said they do not havea }

team working on cold case
matters like in Nassau, but
it is something they will
look at and review.



As the government gets set

? to sell BTC to another com-
: pany, Cable and Wireless, the
: Opposition has been touting
: the benefits of their proposed
? deal with Bluewater — which
: the government said would
i have amounted to selling the
i company to a “dubious enti-

yesterday, he said: “Let me ty” at a “firesale price,”

The statement said: “Blue-

i water was a phantom compa-
: ny that was not publicly trad-
: ed. Moreover, the details of
: the deal to sell to that shell
: company were shrouded in
: secrecy and never revealed to
: the Bahamian people or their
} elected representatives in the
: House of Assembly.

“Bluewater had no track



PHILIP DAVIS

about its shareholders.”

The FNM said the Bluewa-
ter’ scheme would have
allowed the unknown entity
to-hold on to more than $120
million of BTC’s funds which
was not in the best interest of
Bahamians, BTC employees
or the fiscal health of the
country.

Funds

“As has been previously
stated, under the FNM those
funds would have gone to the
Public Treasury for the bene-
fit of the Bahamian people.

“The Bluewater deal, which
Mr Davis happily represent-

ed, was utterly lacking in :

transparency, accountability ; Tribune Staff Reporter

and the public good,” the :

statement said.

It said that in “marked con-
trast” to the PLP’s deal, the ;
FNM is seeking to privatise : benches and a waterfall as contr cts for infrastructure upgrades at the
BTC by selling a majority :

stake to Cable and Wireless,

“a publicly traded and finan- }
cially sound company, with :
known beneficiaries and a }
long track record in telecom- }
munications as well as inter- ;

national-good standing.”

The statement added that
the government publicly :
announced the Memorandum :
of Understanding with Cable : eq to Klean Cut Landscaping and Maintenance.
and Wireless the same day it ;

was agreed, and that details

of day.”
It added: “Unlike the PLP’s
liamentarians and

a full and open debate on the

to remain hidden, cloaked in
secrecy in the interest of a
very select few.”

PLP Chairman Bradley

i Roberts called on the gov-
: ernment to rescue the peo-
i ple of Grand Cay, Abaco —
of parliament for the North :

claiming that the water

i being: produced by the
1} reverse osmosis plant there
: smells terrible and is
? undrinkable.
annual family holiday in -- }
: the press,
: reminded the public that the
: Minister of State for the
: Environment Phenton Ney-
; mour had assured Grand
: Cay residents that the water

In a statement issued to
Mr Roberts

produced by the RO Plant is

“As of this afternoon,” Mr

: Roberts said, “the people of
: Grand Cay, Abaco, repre-
: sented by Prime Minister
: Hubert A Ingraham, MP,
: continues to be provided
: with foul smelling water
i which they are unable to
: consume.”

Tribune Freeport Reporter :
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net_

Toxic

Contrary to. assertions

: made by the Water and
: Sewerage Corporation that
: H2S is harmless, Mr Roberts
i said the compound is “high-
: ly toxic.”

According to safetydirec-

: tory.com, hydrogen sulfide
: we : is “an extremely hazardous,
Detective Unit in Freeport. | toxic compound. It is a
: colourless, flammable gas
: that can be identified in rel-
' atively low concentrations,
: by a characteristic rotten egg,
? odour.”

In high concentrations, it

: attacks the human body as a
: chemical asphyxiant, similar
: to carbon monoxide and
? cyanide, inhibiting cellular
i: respiration and uptake of
: oxygen, causing biochemi-
i cal suffocation.

Mr Roberts said: “The

i Progressive Liberal Party
; again invites the government
: to without further delay, to
: immediately come to the
i rescue of the good penple
: of Grand Cay and discon-
: tinue this massive cover-up
: of negligence and i incompe-
: tence.”

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IMPROVEMENTS: Work has been taking place at Saun ers Beach.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff
Saunders Beach to have improved

~ access for disabled, new restrooms

By AVA TURNQUEST

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net



DISABLED beach-goers can look forward to improved access to
Saunders Beach and its new “state-of-the-art” restroom facilities this
summer. Patrons of Montagu Beach will benefit from new tables,

two beaches were signed yesterday.

The projects are part of the New Providence Infrastructure Improve-
ment Project that started redevelopment of Saunders Beach last year.

Minister of Works Neko Grant said: “In addition to creating visual
impact, the landscaping and other amenities at these popular public
beach sites will contribute to our efforts in creating a safer and more
comfortable environment for persons who visit these sites.”

A $230,650 contract for construction of the new bathrooms at Saun-
ders Beach was awarded to Carib Construction and Project Manage-
ment. The contract for further landscaping enhancements at the site,
worth $170,451, was awarded to Four Seasons Landscaping.

The $62,629 contract for landscaping at Montagu Beach was award-

The companies expressed their gratitude for inclusion in the trans-

formation project and their commitment to complete their charge in a
of the partnership will be :
debated in the House of :
Assembly “in the full sight of +
the Bahamian people, unlike :
the PLP’s closed door deal- :

ing which never saw the light
ne z : the "Tao of Saunders Beach" by creator Antonius Roberts, an envi-

; ronmental artist who operates the Post House Studios and Gallery on

Bluewater misadventure, par- Prospect Ridge. In a previous interview, Mr Roberts explained that the

the |
Bahamian people will enjoy :

timely manner. The first round of improvements at Saunders Beach
included the removal of casuarina trees and the installation of mature
sea grape trees along the-coast line, installation of park benches, basic
landscaping and realignment of a portion of West Bay Street to create
a public parking area.

The benches, made from the recycled casuarinas, were described as

benches were made to balance the past criticisms of the government's
vision to upgrade the area. Saunders Beach will have eight bath-
rooms, including a section for maintenance, shower facilities and a ramp

} . for the disabled which will extend to the sidewalk.
future of BTC, just as the :

FNM did with the secret }
agreements relative to Baha }
Mar, which the PLP intended

The ramp will provide disabled persons with access to the restrooms
and beach from the parking lot. Future plans for Saunders Beach
were said to include a children's playground and more benches.

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The Tribune’s decisions guided by principles:

IN THIS column yesterday we comment-
ed on a letter written by Annette Cunning-
ham in which she expressed loss of confi-
dence in this newspaper because of the stand
‘it has taken against a union, whose leader
wants other unions to join in a demonstra-
tion to emulate the general strike of 1958 and
shut down the town.

In our opinion calling such a strike is
highly irresponsible at any time— but espe-
cially now when, due to a world recession,
the Bahamas has been under tremendous
economic pressure and is only now hoping to

grasp opportunities that could lead to a -

brighter future for its people.

It would indeed be a reckless and irre-
sponsible. editor who would support any
group that planned to do such irreparable
damage to their nation and its people. It is
now our turn to question the judgment of a
letter writer who would expect us to be so
foolish. Ms Cunningham’s letter was pub-
lished in yesterday’s Tribune.

However, her letter took us into the past
and some interesting history. Her argument
was that we supported unions that demon-
strated against the Pindling government,

while condemning unions that threatened .

the Ingraham government. She mentioned a
teachers dispute in the.eighties involving Mr
Leonard Archer.

For three weeks in January 1981 the
Bahamas Union of Teachers closed the
schools. During this time they picketed, held
méetings, debated their moves, gave notices
to the Pres§ and pressed their case through
their union executives. The Tribune and
Guardian published their releases. However,
the airwaves of the government-controlled
ZNS were closed to them. In those days
there were no other radio stations. The only
way that the public knew what was going
on was through the printed Press. The late
Sir Etienne Dupuch, in a front page editor-
ial condemned this undemocratic action
against the union — at the time we would
have taken the same position.

“Democracy,” he wrote, “died a little in
the teachers union.battle with government.

“For those who had eyes to see and ears
to hear, the government-controlled broad-
ae station of ZNS Television and Radio
is accountable for the death...”

Further on he continued: “If Government
is prepared to abuse its power through
broadcasting to beat down a union in such a
way, just imagine to what lengths it might go
to retain political power and office!”

Sir Etienne did not support the strike,

but he did fight for the union’s right to free
speech.

Then we turn to January 1998 when Shane
Gibson, president of the Bahamas Commu-
nications and Public Officers Union, speak-
ing on behalf of his union, condemned pri-

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longer

that company.

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is no
employed by
Wildflowers and is not
authorized to conduct
business on behalf of

vatisation of BaTelCo (now BTC which .

today is involved in the same union fight
over privatisation). . .
Mr Gibson made it dleat that he was not

against privatisation, but as far as BaTelCo_

was concerned — there was to be no pri-
vatisation under any circumstances. One of

his arguments was that privatised. services fe

would cost more.

“The government is talking privatisa-
tion,” he said, “but right now Bahamians
already own BaTelCo.”

This was an interesting statement. If
Bahamians own BaTelCo, we asked him to
let us known when the last shareholders’
meeting was held and dividends declared

_ for the owners.

“The only information that we have About:
‘our company’ was revealed during the Com-
mission of Inquiry,” we wrote at the time.
“Then we learned that it was rotten to the:
core and the so-called shareholders were
being taken for a Tide.

“The reality is,” our edna continued,

“that BaTelCo is an inefficient government °

monopoly that’time has finally caught up
with. It is unable to adapt to the global com-
petitive environment, it.is unresponsive to its
‘shareholders’ needs and it is systematically
overcharging the Bahamian public for its
services. It has taken advantage of its
monopoly and today iit is trying to hide
behind a veil of misinformation and fear’
and an antiquated Telecommunications Act

that is irrelevant in today” s telecommunica-
tions world.” 4

And in December 1999 we criticised Mr-
Gibson for his intemperate language for
which he later apologised.

In reply to BaTelCo’s general manager’s

announcement that the union’s latest action

was illegal and the corporation would not
pay staff for unauthorised time off, Mr Gib-

son declared: “If he cuts one single:worker .

for being out sick, we’ll terrorise this town. .
We have an industrial agreement that gives
workers the right to be'sick.”

In 1999, in a fit of temper, Mr Gibson

threatened to “terrorise this town.” Today ~ .

union leader Dotson wants to bring the town
to a standstill and give Prime Minister Ingra-
ham his marching orders."

We condemned Mr Gibson then, and we

condemn Mrs Dotson now; and anyone who |

is foolish enough to follow her destructive
mission will have to live with the conse-
quences of their decision.

Regardless of Ms Cunningham’ s opinion, oe

The Tribune is consistent in its condemna-:

tion. Its decisions are made on principles, -

not on likes or dislikes. Bring a sensible plan
for the country and regardless of who you

_ are, The Tribune will support it, talk destruc-

tion of a people’s ‘future and we shall con-
demn it.

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PM has chosen
to insult Grand
Bahamians

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham’s decision to stop
national broadcasts of ZNS
3 televised daily news from
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
makes absolutely no sense.
The reason can’t possibly be
the cost factor stated by
General Manager Edwin
Lightbourn, who claimed in

an interview that it costs,

some seventy-two thousand
dollars annually for the tele-
vised transmission.

When one considers that
this figure is less than the
annual salary of a minister in
Mr Ingraham’s over-bloat-
ed cabinet, then Mr Light-
bourn’s explanation for

_-pulling the plug on the

national broadcast of Grand
Bahama news is embarrass-
ingly absurd.

Make no mistake about it;

«this was Mr Ingraham’s deci-

sion,

Although Tommy Turn-
quest is the Minister with
responsibility for broadcast-
ing.and Michael Moss is

chairman of the Broadcast-

ing Corporation, I suspect
that neither one of them
agreed with the decision,
especially Mr Moss, who has
resided in Grand Bahama
for many years; however,
Mr Ingraham uses fear like a

-. carpenter uses a hammer to

keep his cabinet ministers

and those in decision-mak- -

ing positions in the govern-

- ment in check.

What is so mind-boggling,
though, is that Mr Ingraham

-has chosen'to insult Grand

Bahamians in this manner

at a time when a general

election is officially slightly

‘ more than two years away;

actually, there is speculation
that he intends to calf an
election for later this year.
Clearly, being the astute
politician that he is, he
should have realised that
even some staunch Free

- National Movement (FNM)

supporters would be
opposed to such a stupid
decision, as indeed is the

_ case.

What’s more, I believe all

SE the FNM Grand Bahaina

members of parliament,
except Marco City MP

_ Zhivargo Laing, have not
publicly voiced their oppo-
“sition to this decision
- because they fear being

interred in the political
graveyard that Mr Ingraham
has established for those
who oppose him.

Laing, of course, believes
that he is Mr Ingraham’s
choice to replace him as
leader of the FNM.and, in
my opinion, would jump out
of a plane travelling at forty

thousand feet without a

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it is understandable why he
-has chosen to betray the

people of Marco City by not
voicing their opposition to
this decision. The other four,
on the other hand, have def-
initely remained silent out
of fear.

It is no secret in political
circles in Grand Bahama
that Mr Ingraham would
like to nominate former
Senator Kay Smith, most
recently the Bahamas’ coun-
sel general in Atlanta, and
Michael Pintard as FNM
candidates in the next elec-
tion. There was speculation
that he had planned to
dump Eight Mile Rock MP

' Vernae Grant and run

Smith in that seat, but FNM
stalwarts in Eight Mile Rock
blocked his efforts to do so.
Therefore, with Laing being
absolutely ‘assured of a nom-
ination, this means that
either Ken Russell in High
Rock, Neko Grant in
Lucaya or Kwasi Thompson
in Pineridge may have to
bow out in favour of Smith
and Pintard. It seems that
Neko Grant and Russell

most likely are the two. Mr.

Ingraham has targeted for
retirement. Smith, of course,
can always run for the West
End constituency, but
incumbent PLP Obie Wilch-
combe is rock-solid there
and besides she is reported-
ly not well liked in that com-
munity. But the truth of the
matter is that Ingraham sim-
ply does not care whether
the Bahamian people agree
or disagree with the: deci-
sions he makes; what he says
goes and that’s it. There is a
school of thought that Mr
Ingraham was trying to
induce Neko Grant and

Russell to publicly speak out .
against the ZNS decision so -

that he could have a reason
to dump them, but neither
one apparently took the
bait.
Another theory that is
being bandied about for this

' woefully irresponsible deci-

sion is that it is the latest sal-
vo in Mr Ingraham’s ongo-
ing feud with Sir Jack Hay-
ward, one of the principal
owners of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority,

who bitterly opposed his"

attempts to sell the GBPA
to the Chinese. Sir Jack is a
member of the British aris-
tocracy and he has strong

_conservative credentials. He

has made it clear that he
mistrusts. communist China
and is suspicious of its
motives for investing so
heavily in The Bahamas and
other areas of the
Caribbean. It is worth noting
that his point of view is also
shared by the United States,
although the Americans
have been very diplomatic
in camouflaging their con-
cerns.

When his plans to encour-
age Sir Jack to sell the

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GBPA to the Chinese were
derailed, Ingraham respond-
ed by arbitrarily refusing to
renew the work permit of
Hannes Babak, chairman of
the GBPA, a decision that
many in Grand Bahama
now are convinced is one of
the main reason Grand
Bahama’s economy contin-
ues to be so stagnant. Babak
had several projects he was

- working on to encourage

investors to come to Grand
Bahama, but none of them
came to fruition after he was
forced to leave the GBPA.
Ingraham has now decid-
ed to try and return Grand
Bahama to being just anoth-
er “Out Island” by stopping
the national television news
from being broadcast from
the island. Keep in mind

that Freeport is not only the

Bahamas’ second major city,
but its potential for growth
and development at one
time had many Bahamians
speculating that it would at
some point in the future
become the most important
city in The Bahamas. It is a
well laid out city and is
recognised as the industrial
capital of The Bahamas.
With its superb infrastruc-
ture, it has the capacity to
easily accommodate an esti-
mated one million residents,
and in the past when its
economy was booming it
absorbed the masses of
unemployed that came from
Nassau and the rest of The

‘Bahamas.

But Hubert Ingraham, for
some insane reason, has
decided to halt the national
broadcast of news from the
country’s second major city.
In a nutshell, this is one of
the worst decisions Mr
Ingraham has made as
Prime Minister of this coun-
try. He is all powerful, how-
ever, and in the next elec-
tion the voters in this coun-
try must show him and the
group of.“yes, yes” men who
make up his government
that the progress made in
Grand Bahama over the
years should not be stifled
because of his attempts to
replace some of his repre-
sentatives or his feud with
Sir Jack. In a nutshell, stop-
ping the national broadcast
of news: from Grand
Bahama is a stupid, stupid
decision. ;

I am sending this to all
segments of the media,
including the two major
dailies; however, I do not
expect The Guardian to
publish it, given the fact that
it is totally controlled by
strong supporters of Mr
Ingraham. The Tribune, on
the other hand, has demon-

- strated that its editorial poli-

cies are not dictated by Mr
Ingraham, although its edi-
torials, which are the opin-
ions of the person or per-
sons who writes them, often
strongly support Mr Ingra-
ham.

OSWALD T BROWN
Freeport,

Grand Bahama
January 4, 2011.



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leaders ‘arrogant’ over strike threat

By TANEKA THOMPSON

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Tribune Staff Reporter fast to this position to the extent Mr Laing reasoned that the sale _ off, that liberalising also provides no ques- ! behalf of veteran prosecutor
tthompson@tribunemedia.net of a threat of national strike, to is crucial in order for BTC to - the economy with more prod- tion about Cheryl Grant-Bethell ;
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sale of BTC are the "arrogant" better than the prime minister | tion of telecommunications is economy ofthe Bahamasmore n a_ | | forthe post ot D; t f
ones, according State Finance and the government, we know fundamental to pushing us competitive.” research Publi ae St-OL Os Or OF |
Minister Zhirvargo Laing. what is good and right’. If thatis toward, realising our potential. BTC's markets will become tells them B % beh ces ast year;

His comments are part of the not arrogance...". This is what we have to get, the _ fully liberalised after the expi- ; forget toa ack in court again yes-
ongoing war of words between He also noted that the unions _ big gain to.the Bahamian people _ration of its cellular monopoly _ privatisa- terday.
government and some inthe are decrying the deal but _ is in a liberal telecommunica- | three years from the date of pri- tion, ina | ||| Her attorneys have been
labour movement over the terms declined to meet with David~ _ tions sector. Liberal meaning no | Vatisation. liberalised. Zhivargo Laing | arguing Over several prelimi-
of the privatisation deal. Shaw, CEO of the purchaser law of the Bahamas bars a According to Mr Laing; ifthe. _environ- | lary issues leading up to her

Earlier this week, secretary- | Cable and Wireless, for discus- Bahamian from providing a _ industry were to be completely ment you | judicial review-hearing sched-

general of the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Officers
Union (BCPOU) Denise Wil-
son called the prime minister
"arrogant" and "belligerent" in

reference to his handling of the.



sions late last year.

The minister made these
statements)as a guest on radio
talk show Leading Voices, host-
ed by attorney Fayne Thomp-
son.

telecommunications service to
the Bahamian population," said
Mr Laing.

"When we liberalise it, you
and others get to compete to
serve the Bahamian public. That



Customs comptroller claims ‘individual
members’ of the BAA still owe duty

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE “ongoing saga” between the Bahamas
Aviation Association andthe Department of
Customs is‘ continuing, said members of the

association.

The comptroller of customs continues to
“call individual members” with claims they,
owe customs duty on imported aircraft. How-
ever, no/invoices have been issued to any asso-

ciation.members.

Randy Butler, BAA president, said neither
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham nor Minister
of Finance Zhivargo Laing responded to cor-
respondances sent by the association and invid-
ual members requesting a tax exemption for
aircraft operators similar to the one granted to
other public transportation operators, like taxi

drivers.

The exemption would apply to aircraft
imported after 2008, when the 10 per cent tax
was implemented. Prior to: that there was a
7.5 per cent stamp tax that was “never col-
lected” by customs, because of an unwritten
policy, according to aircraft operators. .

Weeks after customs issued their original
threat of aircraft seizures, Mr Butler said,
“there is no more clarity as to how much mon-

*~ ey they are trying to collect.” - ‘

If customs fails to satisfy operators by mak-
ing it clear on what basis duty/stamp tax is |
being applied and calculated, Mr Butler said |

legal action could be taken.

tified.”

e,





“Aircraft parts are duty free, so it is really |
only the body of the aircraft on which tax | § t
‘could be applied. How are they assessing the | 128 Harvey Jarad Bennett, 21, who is
value on which they are applying the duty/tax? |
They haven't told us that,” said Mr Butler.. |

“Whatever we are asked to pay has to be jus-

Speaking with Tribune Business eailier this | -
week, Glenn Gomez, Comptroller of Customs, }.
suggested the department was “ready to move :
in mid-January, after the holiday” on pursuing |
the payments. He'said the seizure of aircraft — |
a move operators said could “cripple” the sec-.
tor and tourism industry — was still an option.

Aircraft operators say they hope more
“unsafe practices” will not be introduced in the |
industry in light of the “unreasonable” |
demands being placed on operators. |

One operator said his annual operating fees |
to government agencies amounts to just over |
$1.5 million, including fuel taxes, landing fees,
national insurance, civil aviation fees and busi- |
ness. license fees. |

New fees are constantly coming on steam, |
like new Civil Aviation screening charges in |
Exuma, amounting to $6,000 in some instances, |

.being enforced starting this month.



liberalised today, BTC's assets
would plummet.

"We have an asset called
BTC, if I liberalise the sector
today that asset will be decimat-
ed in BTC's current situation.



(liberalisation)," he said.









Police search for Jamaican wanted

for questioning about fraud case



POLICE are searching for a Jamaican
man from Big Pond in Nassau who is
wanted for. questioning in connection

with a fraud case.

The Central Detective Unit (CDU) is
asking the public’s assistance in locat-

wanted to assist them in their investiga-
tions into a case of fraud by: false pre-
tences. Bennett is described as being of

_ dark brown complexion, 5’7” tall, weigh-

ing about 150lbs and of medium build.

He is considered armed and danger-
ous. Anyone with information on the
suspect’s whereabouts should call po
Detective Unit at'502-9930/9991, the Police Control Room 322- |
3333, Crime Stoppers 328-8477 or go to the nearest police station. |







Harvey Bennett:

A man was granted $8,000 bail yesterday after pleading not
guilty to the charge of fraud by false pretenses.

It is alleged that 45-year-old Jeffrey Neely, alias Jeffrey Neilly,
of Caribbean Close committed the offence on August 26, 2008...

Court dockets allege that while at the Passport Office on Thomp-
son Boulevard, Neely, a former Customs officer purported to be
John Wesley-Scott while in possession of his passport. . :

Neely pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment

before Magistrate Ancella Williams. The case has been adjourned:

to January 26 for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry.

Neely was represented by attorney Ian Cargill.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 5

| Senior Justice —
| dismisses another
| application from

| Grant-Bethell

lice at 919/911, the Central

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SENIOR Justice Jon Isaacs

yesterday dismissed another

will have to instantly reduce your | uled for January 17 at.
staffing by the order of 25 to 30 |
per cent in order to be able to |
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2.30pm.

‘Senior Justice Isaacs, who
will hear’ the matter, dis-
missed an application:on Mrs
Grant-Bethell’s behalf which
sought to have an affidavit by -
Supreme Court Registrar
Donna Newton struck out.
He noted that the affidavit

| is evidence and whatever.
| weight is to be given to it will
| be determined during the
course of the main hearing. |

Senior Justice Isaacs also

| said that he intends to make










his decision on another appli-
cation on Tuesday. . s
Attorney. General John

| Delaney is being,sued in both
| his professional capacity and
| as a private citizen, and his

attorneys are seeking to have
him removed from the matter
in his personal capacity.

Earlier this week, Senior
Justice Isaacs dismissed an
application by Mrs Grant-
Bethell against dual repre-
sentation. :

Mr Delaney is being rep-

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: Simms of the firm Lennox

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Crew members killed after tanker stru

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT -— The bodies of two
dead crewmen — reportedly senior
officers — have been removed from
the Greek-registered fuel tanker
Aegean Angel which was brought
to Grand Bahama after being struck
by a large wave in the North
Atlantic. |

_ While local police could not con-
firm the identities of the victims, it
has been claimed the ship’s captain
and chief engineer were killed and a
third man was severely injured
when the rogue wave crashed into

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Greek-registered vessel is
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the vessel.

Informed sources told The Tri-
bune that despite rumours that the
men were killed as a result of a
mutiny, foul play is not suspected.

The ship, which is docked in
Freeport carrying 130,000 metric
tons of fuel oil, was en route to the
Gulf of Mexico from Estonia when
it encountered bad weather near
Bermuda on December 29.

Senior Assistant Commissioner

of Police Quinn McCartney told
The Tribune that the identities of

the deceased are being withheld,

but confirmed they were Greek
nationals.

Because the incident occurred in
international waters and the vessel is
a .Greek-registered ship, Mr
McCartney said, Bahamian author-
ities do not have jurisdiction over
the investigations.

“We are in contact with a repre-

sentative from the Greek Consulate
and the shipping company who have
their legal representative on Grand
Bahama working to process the sit-
uation and we are assisting as much
as we can,” said the police chief.

“We are not investigating this
matter, our role in this is to facilitate
and we are assisting them in getting
the bodies prepared and flown back
to Greece,” he said.

The fuel tanker was said to have
been about 800 miles northeast of
Bermuda when it encountered
adverse weather conditions. /

After the weather subsided, crew

-members reportedly went out to

inspect the ship for damage and



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exploring the benefits of
medical tourism.

The topic was addressed

_at the Caribbean Trade
Centre’s forum on “Medical
Tourism — The State of
Medical Services in the
Caribbean Region” in Mia-
mi last month.

The event, which was
sponsored by Doctors Hos-
pital, was deemed a success
by participants.

According to Doctors
Hospital, the Bahamas with
its world-class medical

facilities and services is
well-positioned to play a
vital role in facilitating, the
medical needs of the
Caribbean. .

The Caribbean Trade
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The event took place at
-the newly developed
Saunders Beach where
persons-stopped by for
screenings for diabetes
mellitus, hypertension
and hypercholes-
terolemia.

_A total of 20 units of
blood were collected by
the Rotary Clubs of the
Bahamas mobile blood
van.

Participants were treat-
ed to a barbeque and
music in the parking lot
of Saunders Beach.

The fraternity said it
would like to express its
thanks to Doctors Hospi-
tal, the College of the
Bahamas School of Nurs-
ing, BTC, Butler and

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Vaughn L Culmer and

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and social ties and strategic

logistical advantages, Doc-

tors Hospital said.

The forum featured
speakers such as Barry
Rassin, president of Doc-
tors Hospital; Nalini Bethel,
senior promotions ‘director
of the Bahamas Tourist
Board; Divina Grossman,
vice-president of Engage-
ment Florida International
University; Laura Mare
West, Consul General of
Trinidad and Tobago;
Tiffany Thompson, business
development consultant
with the Barbados Tourism
Authority, and Dr Alejan-
dro Badia, founder of the
Badia Hand to Shoulder
Centre and Ortho Now.

ck hy large wave

found the bodies and the injured
man, who the US Coast Guatd air-
lifted the to Bermuda for medical
assistance on January 2.

However due to lingering bad
weather, the boat could not be tak-
en to Bermuda.

“Substitute crew members were
brought in by aircraft and the ship
continued to the closest port, which
is Grand Bahama, so the bodies
could be taken off the ship,” he said.

The Aegean Angel was en route
from Tallia, Estonia. It was expect-
ed in Bermuda about January 3,
and was then to continue sailing to
the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in
Houston, Texas, on January 7 or 8.



FROM LEFT: Nalini Bethel, senior director in the Ministry of Tourism; Barry Rassin, president of
Doctors Hospital; Gladys Sands, Consul General of the Bahamas in Miami.



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The Grand Bahama
beers industry could
_ be ‘turning a corner’

'

IN RESPONSE to the growing
trend of crime and violence, high-
lighted by November’s riot, Rev CB
Moss has issued: an urgent call for
peace in the Bain Town community.

Following meetings with other
stake-holders, Rev Moss, president of
the Bain Grants Town Advancement
Association and chairman of Bahamas
Against Crime, is convinced that now
is the most appropriate time to address

- the serious threat of crime and vio-
lence, economic and social deteriora-
tion in the area.

“A window of opportunity now

exists” said Rev Moss, as a “truce of

sorts” is in place.

“How long this fragile state of affairs
remains will depend upon the action or
interaction of the leaders of this
nation. The time has come for very
serious intervention, led by the gov-
ernment,” he said.

Rev Moss said the Bain Grants
Town Advancement Association is
disappointed and distressed that fol-
lowing the “major community
upheaval” of November, when the
’ police shooting of a young man in the
area sparked an angry protest in which



ANGRY SCENES: There was trouble in Bain Tow in November after the police shooting of a young man.

Rev CB Moss calls for
peace in Bain Town

law enforcement officers were pushed,
shoved, verbally attacked and pelted
with rocks, several government agen-
cies have yet to respond to requests for
discussions on ways to avoid a repeti-
tion of these “ugly events”.

The government and the national
establishment must be warned that
the “storm” is not over in Bain Town,
nor indeed is several other communi-
ties, he said.

“We cannot, must not return to’

business as usual. While we all share in
the responsibility for the current state
of affairs, make no mistake, it is the
government that must carry the blame
and the shame,” Rev Moss said.

Rev Moss has also made repeated
calls for the government to cease deal-
ing, with crime by appointing yet more
advisory committees, noting that those
convened in recent years have led to
no improvements.

“The time for action is now. We can |

succeed. We now await the Leaders’
response,” he said.

REV CB MOSS pictured in
Bain Town after November's riot.











By DENISE MAYCOCK
: Tribune Freeport

: Reporter
: ‘dmaycock@

: tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Grand

: Bahama could be “turn-
i ing a corner” in its yacht-
: ing industry, already
: recording increased num-
: bers of boaters from the
: United States and Cana-
: da during the first week of
: 2011,

One of the facilities

: experiencing a boost in

: business for the new year
is the Port Lucaya Mari-
a.
Ryan Knowles, co-man-
i ager of the marina, said

3

i they were extremely
: pleased with the number
: of boats that docked at the
: facility for the beginning
of 2011.

“We were quite pleased

: with the number of boats
: we had for the new year
: period, considering how
': bad things were for the
i past couple of years.

“It seems we are start-

: ing to turn a corner now,
: and starting to see some
: boats coming over again,”
i he said.

i’ The marina, which was -
: acquired by the Grand

: Bahama Yacht Club sev- .
: eral years ago, consists of
: just over 105 slips. It is
? equipped with running
? water, cable television,
: wireless internet, showers
‘and a fuel dock among
‘t other amenities.

Mr Knowles reported

: that the marina received
: some 60 boaters last week, ©
: recording a nearly 60 per
; cent occupancy.

He noted that most of

the boaters brought fami-
: ly and friends with them

and stayed in the hotels.

“Restaurants and busi-
nesses in the Lucaya area
also benefitted,” he
added.

Mr Knowles said the
Grand Bahama Yacht
Club and Port Lucaya
Marina participate in
about three to four boat
shows a year in Florida to
promote the facilities in
Grand Bahama.

They offer special rates
during certain times of the
year to attract boaters
when there is.a.lull.in
business.

Mr Knowles said they
also try to encourage .
boaters to make the mari-
na their home port.

He said that boaters are
very impressed with the
staff and the condition of
the marina facilities.

The yachting industry
continues to be an impor-
tant sector for. the
Bahamas Maritime
Authority (BMA).

The BMA is currently
developing a Bahamian
yacht registry, with the
Law Reform and Review
Commission now in the
process of “tidying up”
draft legislation for it.

Environment Minister
Earl Deveaux said the ©
code for the yacht registry .
has already been adopted
and the fee schedule
allows the BMA to treat
these vessels differently
from the heavy-duty ships
on its main registry.

“We’re now in a posi-
tion where if someone
wants to register their
yacht in the Bahamas we
have a code to accommo-
date that,” the minister
said. “We structured that
fee to make us more com-
petitive,” he said.



Atlantis hosts one
of world’s biggest
poker tournaments

ONE of the world’s
biggest poker tourna-
ments, the PokerStars
Caribbean Adventure
2011, kicked off at

Atlantis, Paradise Island .

yesterday.

The tournament, which

continues until January 16,
has grown in size over the
years and for this latest
edition 26 elite players
have reportedly signed up
to play in the “super high
roller” $100,000 buy-in
event, while over 1,000
have registered for the
main event.
_ Last year, 19-year-old
Harrison Gimbel from
Florida beat out over 1,500
players to win first place
and walk away with $2.2
million.

The tournament series
started yesterday morn-
ing at 8am with the ‘Fish
and Chips’ Fishing Der-
by with a buy-in of $2,300 |
and continued at noon’
with day one of the ‘Hold
‘em’ super high roller
event.

The main event, which

starts today dnd ends on
January 14, will be tele-
vised with a delay when
showing the final table on
ESPN and PokerStars.tv.

The super high roller
event has its final on Sat-
urday and will be shown
on ESPN2.

Stars in the world at
poker that are reported to
be taking part include Phil
Laak, Daniel Negreanu,
Jason Mercier, Bertrand
Grospellier, Tom March-
ese, Sorel Mizzi, Antonio
Esfandiari, Vivek
Rajkumar
aon d
inter-






net poker phenomenon
Ashton Griffin.

In addition to these
events, there will also be
the PokerStars Women’s
Caribbean Adventure
which runs January 13-16.

There will be two events
exclusively for women, a
$1,000 and a $300 one:

Prior to this, a boot
camp hosted by renowned
player Vanessa Rousso
started yesterday for all

female par-.

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Act 1 iS Vi

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

“Accountability and trans-
parency in government are
fundamental to our code of
beliefs, a code that includes
the right of the people to
access information regard-
ing the process of governing.
In support of such openness,
legislation will be placed
before you for the enactment
of a Freedom of Information
Act.”

Speech from The Throne
(2007) of the then newly
elected FNM government—
in the seventh paragraph.

FIRSTLY, after an
absence of a few weeks dur-
ing which time I studied and
subsequently sat exams, I
:. extend a Happy and Pros-

perous New Year to the
_ entire Bahamas.

T IS impossible to
have a functional
democracy with a
dysfunctional press,



.-. therefore the passage of a:

-Freedom. of Information
“Ol Act is pivotal to main-

taining the highest standards

of transparency and
_ accountability, and elimi-
nating much of the secrecy
’ currently shrouding our gov-
- ernment ministries/depart-
ments.

I have been reliably
informed that the first draft
of the landmark FOI Act
- has been projected to be dis-
tributed to media houses for
perusal and feedback in the
~ very near future.

Even more; such a draft ;

should be circulated for ‘pub-

_ lic consultation before being’
_ presented to the House of

Assembly. Once reasonable
modifications are account-

' _ ed for and a sagacious con-

sultative exercise is com-
plete, the government must
hastily get on with passing

. this important legislation.
The Bahamas iis an
“Snformation poor” country,
where citizens are grossly
kept in the dark on happen-
ings within government.
A It h-o u gh
.. information/knowledge is
” power, many. Bahamians are
ill-informed, persistently
ducked by their servants

MINISTRY OF LABOUR & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ,

LOCAL NEWS

Freedom of Information



GIBSON

Ne DA ES ae IN



Freedom of Information
Acts gives citizens the legal
right to information held by
the government, and creates
a mechanism by which this
information can be received.



(politicians) and -hood-
winked by certain corrupt
political figures whose trans-
gressions are veiled in secre-
cy.
In the words of Thomas
Jefferson, the third US pres-

ident, who was pitilessly °.

assailed by the press and yet

he took his criticism with

dignity:

“The basis of our govern-
ment’s being the opinion of
the people, the very first
object should be to keep
that right, and were it left
for me to decide whether we
should have a government
without newspapers or
newspapers without a gov-
ernment, I should not hesi-
tate a moment to prefer the
latter.”

In 2007, the introduction
of a FOI Bill was promised
by the FNM government in
the Speech from the Throne
following their electoral vic-
tory.

- The government promised
to strengthen and deepen

our democracy by making.
information available to the ©

media, disclosing all agree-
ments with foreign investors,
regularly reporting to the
public on the state of the
country and by upholding a
code of ethics for ministers
and MPs.

Freedom of Information
Acts gives citizens the legal
right to information held by
the government, and creates
a mechanism by which this
information can be received.

However, sometimes
there are exceptions to the
publishing of certain “sen-
sitive” national security



wees,

Ree

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GHAPTER 338

information.
The US created:a FOA
in 1966 that applies to all
'. federal agencies. Agencies
are required to comply with
public solicitations for infor-
. mation, and are subject to
penalties for doing other-
wise.

The UK followed suit in
2000, with an Act that gives
citizens the right to ask for,
and be given, information
held by a public authority.

Across the globe, more
than 70 countries have
implemented some form of

FOIA. Sweden has the’

world’s. oldest Freedom of
the Press Act, which was
passed in 1766. While we in
the Bahamas are still behind
the eighth-ball, the Barba-
dian government pledged to
pass a FOIA (seemingly
Stalled since 2008), and sev-
eral other Caribbean coun-
tries are, figuratively speak-
ing, light years ahead, par-
-ticularly. as places such as
Antigua and Barbuda, Aru-
ba, Cayman Islands,
Dominican
Jamaica, Trinidad and Toba-
go-and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines have already
adopted FOIA or similar
legislation. $

A FOI Act is long over-
due, as politicians and other
public officials have inces-
santly sought to create. a

totalitarian.society by _

manipulating the press, set-
ting up sleuths to attack the
media and/or trying to sup-
press information via pro-
paganda tools such as ZNS.
Although reporters at the
Broadcasting Corporation

GN 1160

Republic, :



finally seem to be breaking
out of the mould, legislation
must also be passed to
ensure ZNS’s independence

‘from political influence and -

that reporters adhere to the
motto of “swearing to the
dogmas of no master” (The

- Tribune’s motto).

The Broadcasting Act,
which established the
Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas, must be
reformed pursuant to what
appears to have been indi-
cated and recommended in
the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority’s

(URCA) most recent
report.
After leaving ZNS for pri-

vate radio, embattled for-
mer talk show host Darold
Miller publicly expressed his
excitement about being
THT EE

“Yes, I have to admit,”
said Mr Miller, “ZNS. tied
my hands-a little bit after
the PLP came to power, but
I’m free now.” _

There remain those pub-
lic officials who hold the

_ view that information must

be funneled through them-

- selves before reaching the

media, contemptuously
looking down upon the jour-
nalistic fraternity!
Undoubtedly, an FOI Act
would advance democracy,
force government officials

to speak candidly and fur-

ther the creation of an
informed citizenry. This Act
would make the release of
public documents, such as
housing contracts, obligato-
ry under law. All ministers
and government officials
(our servants) will have to
speak to inquiring, more
empowered journalists.
Isn’t it just snobbish and
downright condescending
when any public official
advocates that information
be funneled between herself
and reporters? How can



anyone, who serves the peo-
ple, be “instituting a per-
sonal policy” on their time?
The Bahamas is a cash-
driven, materialistic society
in which certain politicians
are corrupt, vain kleptoma-
niacs who fancy them8elves
to be among an unaccount-
able elite. Here, corruption
among politicians and public
officials vary and is inclusive
of bribery, embezzlement,
graft, nepotism, patronage,
extortion, cronyism, kick-
backs and bid-rigging.
Corruption is a mainstay
of Bahamian politics as
more than a handful of
politicians are suspected of
stealing money or soliciting
bribes to maintain lavish
lifestyles and/or dole out
contracts to reward cronies
and seek patronage. Locally,
there’s no doubt that sever-
al politicians have used their
position in government to
shaft: the public: and/or

- investors and amass cash

and valuables that are stock-
piled in bulging secret bank
accounts/safes:
Moreover, the Bahamas
has a large public sector
which, due to its size, is ripe

_for corruption. Many gov-

ernment-owned corpora-

tions are hotbeds teeming .

with political cronies. In

recent years, empowered °

politicians have also been
accused of manipulating the

“inner workings of. law

enforcement agencies—
from the police to customs,
As it relates to the expendi-
ture of public funds, a FOIA
would assist in precluding

ministers and other public .

servants from bamboozling
and ducking reporters and
other interested parties in

their pursuit of perlinent :

information?

The government must
also move to repeal the Offi-
cial Secrets Act (OSA),
passed under colonial rule

”

al to democracy

/ THE NEED TO |
KNOW: The govern-
ment promised to
strengthen and
deepen our democ-
racy by making: ~
information avail-
able to the media ...

in 1911, which makes it an
offence for civil servants to
divulge information gleaned
during their employment,
even after they may have
retired or resigned. Unless
_ repealed, an OSA co-exist-
ing alongside a FOI Act
would be paradoxical as cer-

tain officials will still be

tasked with seeking the go-'
ahead from their superiors
to speak a diluted truth.

Indeed, a FOIA is not a
panacea for all of the
nation’s problems, but it is a
worthy start to openly
addressing many of the con-
cerns andiissues that we as a
nation face. It would also be
of the essence that alongside
the passage of such an Act
an office of Ombudsman is
established, to serve ‘as a
watch dog, hear complaints
against Members of Parlia-
ment and other government
agencies, and possibly to
~provide independent over-
sight. Frankly, the office
should be held by a well vet-
ted, non-partisan Bahamian
or, since that is near impos-
sible, by a qualified foreign-
er. A well-informed media
can avoid calamity through
information. We must never
apologise for attempting to
report on information. that
the public deserves to know.
The media is the watchdog
that helps citizens to find
ways of approaching and/or

questioning the government. ’

A Freedom of Informa-
tion Act is vital to ensuring
better governance and that
democracy would flourish.

Although Bahamians are
incredibly docile, local poli-
tics is salvageable but only
by focusing on the issues and
steadily developing a com-
pletely different political
ethos.

Freedom of information
must be seen as an essential

“aspect in moving our coun-
try forward!

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tourism and financial services, to a competi-

lights the synergies of business and leisure
opportunities.

The allocation of venture capital for entre-
preneurs can assist in the diversification of
our economy and the establishment of new
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A: a nation we must move from an
economic model that seems stuck |

tive diversified model that expands public
revenue, liberalizes our economy and high-’

and advisory services, information technolo-

research and development setups, canning, .

To drive the Bahamian economy, it is
imperative that we enhance our position as a
financial and investment capital, tourism and
leisure centre, and also evolve into more of a
cultural and economic hub, retail node and an
international logistics management centre.
What is it that impairs from thinking out-
side of the box?

Pressing

The organisers of the upcoming 20th annu-
al-Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO) appear
to have the right idea with their theme
“Diversifying the Bahamas Economy; Fact,
Fiction or The Real Alternative.” Slated to

by organiser Joan Albury, “discusses com-
patible industries and oppprtunities we can
develop for the benefit ofjall Bahamians,”
can offer ideas and solutions that can foster
the long-term national development of our
nation and potentially better the economic
welfare of the country.



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Wanted bulletin
issued for ‘cross
dressing bandit’

POLICE issued a wanted bulletin for a slim built
man of medium brown complexion, thought to be the
cross dressing bandit who robbed Fidelity Bank, Robin
Hood branch, earlier this week.

The suspect wore a wig and glasses during the day-

light robbery.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

When last seen, the man believed to be 30-36 years
old, was wearing grey pants and a light colour shirt.

He also wore a dark brown straight wig with bangs in
front and dark brown ladies glasses.

The suspect also had a U-shape scar on the left fore-

arm.

‘es.

The police have listed his height as 5-foot, 9-6 inch-



THE SUSPECT pictured with wig and glasses and without.



PLP OFFICER RON ROLLE BANISHED FROM OFFICES ‘OVER DEREK RYAN SUPPORT’

FROM page one

already put forward their
nomination for Mr Ryan.

Mr Rolle, it was said,.was
quite passionate in his
address, even bordering on
outright rudeness, even
towards the party’s leader, in
his condemnation of the
PLP’s move to deny Mr
Ryan’s candidacy.

When contacted by The
Tribune yesterday, Mr Rolle
said it was not long thereafter
that he was informed by the
party’s secretary general Bar-
bara Pierre that he could no
longer work out of the PLP’s
* headquarters.

“The secretary general ver-
bally communicated that the
office I was to be transferred
to that they needed that for

“the campaign coordinator,
even though I am very much a
part of that team as well,” he
said.

Now, Mr Rolle ed he has
been moved from one office
to the next to be only asked

again to be removed from this
latest one.

Mr Rolle said that he feels
that this “juvenile” tactic is
coming. as a direct result of
his open support for Mr
Ryan, and cried shame on the

_ party’s chairman who he

blames for mishandling the
entire affair.
“Mr Robetts and I never

. had a relationship like how

(former PLP chairman)
Glenys (Hanna-Martin) and
I had. He isn’t the kind of per-
son where you can push any-
thing down his mouth and he
has to swallow it. But I will
not allow Bradley Roberts to
be able to move me. I will
deal with him at the appro-
priate place which is the
National General: Council,”
Mr Rolle vowed.

In hearing of the party offi-
cer’s threats, Mr Roberts said
he was unwilling to comment

“on any rubbish from Ron

Rolle.”
When asked to explain

what Mr Rolle meant when.

he said that he will deal with

him at the party’s National
Council, Mr Roberts said he
had no idea, nor did he wish
to comment on it.

To put it mildly, Mr
Roberts said this newspaper
had reached the wrong per-
son to talk to “about foolish-
ness.” °

“If he wants to deal with

me, fine! We live in a democ-
racy,” he added.
_ However, a number of per-
sons within the PLP’s
Kennedy branch phoned The
Tribune yesterday to voice
their support of what Mr
Rolle had done.

Larry Butler, a stalwart
councillor within the party
and public relations officer
for the Kennedy branch, said
Mr Rolle had been treated
“most unfairly by the party.”

“Ron Rolle is responsible
for most of those events peo-
ple see take place at PLP

headquarters, the Labour
. Day parade and a bunch of

others. He is being treated
most unfairly; most unfairly. I
think (party leader) Perry

Three times more
child abuse cases

Christie is going to regret this
because a lot of party officers
are not happy with this. They
need to get this right,” he said.

Another Kennedy branch
officer who phoned The Tri-

bune added: “It is most unfor-
tunate what they are doing to
Ron. He has been a fixture in
the PLP for years, and if he
cannot speak his mind at a
party meeting then who can?

The party has to listen to the
voices of its membership. The

_people in our branch wanted
Derek Ryan, not Dion Smith.
So we will see how they han-
dle this.”

ANGER AFTER STRAW VENDOR ‘MANHANDLED BY OFF-DUTY OFFICER’

FROM page one

the police “are a little too aggressive” and should
allow the vendors to “work and serve us.”

Farah, was “doing, her job and minding her own

business.”

Family members of the alleged victim called for

Bystanders were trying to determine the reason
for the arrest. They claim the woman, Dinah

the officer that “put their hands on my sister” to
be fired. Police officials were not available for
comment up to press time.

DEREK RYAN WILL RUN AS INDEPENDENT IF NOT CHOSEN BY THE PLP

FROM page one

Kennedy, that he has only
been ratified by the nation-
al council.

She said: “Mr Ryan is
very much still in the race,
and if he is not chosen to be
the PLP candidate for
Kennedy, with the support

of the residents of Kennedy

he will be running as an

independent in the next

election.
“He wants to serve the
people of Kennedy.”

According to Ms Butler, -

the PLP has a sitting resolu-
tion which states that a ten-
person candidates commit-
tee must come to an amica-
ble decision, along with
members of the branch, who
then will pass their decision
to the council.

“The council must sit with

the committee and branch
before a decision’can be giv-
en,” she said. -

“PLP sources told The Tri-
bune in early December that
party hierarchy had cast
aside the branch's choice of
Mr Ryan and the candidacy
decision was between Craig
Butler and Mr Smith.

Mr Smith was later named
the candidate for the con-
stituency.

FROM page one

sented a frightening reality. that has pervaded
Bahamian society for decades.

Mr Maycock said: “What we’re seeing is a
cycle, a lot of these children are having children

~ so training children, or training young adults.

to be parents that’s not evident anymore
because children just don’t have it. They don’t
have the skills, they don’t have the experi-
ence, they don’t even have the nurturing in
their own homes. So then the children that
they are bearing, they come into the world
without the love, the care, the attention, the
blessings of a parent who has the maturity to
nurture them .and help them become func-
tional in our society.”

Due to the social, educational and financial
limitations of young parents, Mr Maycock said
the risk for abuse is especially high because
improper methods learnt during their child-

hood are transferred to their children. The
phenomenon has prompted the Department of
Social Services, in partnership with the numer-

. ous agencies, to pursue a National Parenting

Programme. .
Mr Maycock added: “What we end up with

is a large dysfunctional part of our society and °

the cycle continues — we need to break that,
otherwise neglect is always going to be very
high. It’s a process where we’re trying to train
this generation and hopefully the next gener-
ation won’t be going through this same thing
all over again.’

Child abuse is defined as the neglect, aban-

‘donment, physical; emotional, sexual abuse:

or general maltreatment of a child by an older
person or by someone who is responsible for

- the child’s well-being.

Persons who may suspect or have any infor-

mation concerning incidents of child abuse .

are urged to contact the government’s child
abuse hotline at 322-2763.

Wage ceiling increase at
N ational Insurance Board

FROM page one

increase scheduled for July
2010.

Effective January 1, the
weekly salary ceiling on
which employed persons
would contribute to the
National Insurance Board
was increased from $400 to
$500.

The increases implement
recommendations made by
the board’s actuaries and the
Social Security Reform
Commission report of 2005
to ensure the benefits that
are received are relevant to
persons who make more
than $400 a week.

Changes to national
insurance regulations were
also mandated as current
contribution levels indicat-
ed that funds — given the
current benefit expense —
could only be sustained until
around 2032.

Mr Cargill said: “In order
to ensure the longevity of
the fund over the longer
term we have to reform

national insurance and part

of the reform is to revise the
contribution wage ceiling
and the contribution rate to
ensure that the fund is sus-
tained over the longer term.

These reforms were passed .

unanimously by both the
government and the opposi-
tion in the House of Assem-
bly. It is recognised that
these reforms are neces-
sary.”

In the following years, he
said, the contribution ceil-
ing will be increased every
two years, using the
Bahamas retail price index,
plus an extra two per cent
above price inflation as
wages often increase by
more than goods and ser-
vices.

Mr Cargill added: “It
means that they are going to
get a higher pension bene-
fit, higher sickness benefit,
higher maternity benefit,
higher claims benefit —- so
every benefit they receive
will also increase. While
they’re paying more, they’re

also receiving cubaeauielis
more from the National
Insurance Board.”

Despite noted benefits,
Chamber of Commerce offi-
cials claim that any rise in
taxes — due to the current
economic climate — will
prove challenging for busi-
nesses.

Khaalis Rolle, president
of the Chamber of Com-
merce, said: “Any increase
in cost of doing business is a
hard pill to swallow. Busi-
nesses are already struggling
— I mean we knew it was
coming, but knowing that it
was coming and being able
to prepare for it are two dif-
ferent things. Especially
when, you are already deal-
ing with very tight budgets
but it’s the reality of doing
business in the Bahamas
now. We just hope that this
is the last in increases in tax-
es we’re going to see this
year. We can ill afford any-
more rise in cost of doing
business — especially through
taxes.”

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Cardinal: pope stunned
by anti-Christian violence

VATICAN CITY
Associated Press



POPE Benedict XVI is stunned by
the wave of violence and intolerance
toward Christians around the world,
Italy's top churchman said Thursday at
Epiphany services. _

"Together with the Holy Father,
Benedict XVI, we are stunned in the
face of religious intolerance and so
much violence, and we are asking our-
selves, in sorrow: why?" said Cardi-
nal Angelo Bagnasco, president of
Italy's bishops conference in an
Epiphany homily in Genoa. Bagnasco,
in his role at the influential Italian
bishops body, works closely with the
pontiff and other Vatican officials.

Christian Copts in Egypt, where a’

bomb outside a church on Jan. 1 killed
21 people, mark Christmas on Jan. 7,
will flock to Christmas vigil services
on Thursday evening. Other Ortho-

dox Christians also celebrate Ji esus'

birth on Jan. 7.

. Speaking from his studio window
overlooking St. Peter's Square, Bene-
dict told pilgrims and tourists he was
offering heartfelt greeting and wishes
to "the brothers and sisters of the East-
ern churches who tomorrow will cele-
brate Holy Christmas."

He prayed that Christians would be
"strengthened in faith, hope and char-
ity" and that "comfort be given to
communities that are suffering" — a
reference to the wave of violence.

Deadly attacks on Christians also
bloodied Christmas celebrations Dec.
25 in Nigeria and the Philippines.
Catholics in Baghdad have been wor-
shipping in a bloodstained basilica
since an assault there last fall claimed
68 lives, including those of two priests.

Asking why "voices the chilling
question that is rising from so many
places on Earth," the Italian news

agency ANSA quoted Bagnasco as

saying in Genoa's cathedral.
- Italian authorities said they were
increasing security measures outside



NAJAF, Iraq
Associated Press

HUNDREDS of raucous supporters celebrat-

’ the tiny Coptic minority in Rome,

guided the kings. What's important

churches for Christmas services for .

Iragi cleric implores followers to show discipline

Milan and elsewhere in Italy.

"We feel bitterness and sorrow for:
what we suffered in Egypt," Coptic
Orthodox Bishop Barnaba el Soryany,
told Associated Press Television
News. He add that while there will be
a Mass, there will be no festivities.
"How can we celebrate Christmas
after all that happened in Egypt?" the
bishop said, speaking at the ‘Virgin
Mary Coptic church in Rome.

Benedict earlier marked the
Roman Catholic church's last major
Christmas period holiday on Thurs-
day by celebrating Epiphany Mass in
St. Peter's Basilica. The feast day
recalls the Gospel's account of the
journey by the three kings or "wise
men," guided by a star, to pay
homage to the baby Jesus, and many
faithful exchange gifts.

The pope noted that astronomers
over the centuries have wondered
about what kind of star was in the
sky, including what he called in "inter-
esting" theories, like one holding that
a supernova explosion might have

to remember, Benedict said, was that
the voyagers were "in search of the
true light" of God.

Benedict reiterated long-held
church teaching that God's design is
behind the creation of the universe.

"The universe is not the result of
chance, as some want to make us
believe," the pope said in his homily.
"Contemplating it (the universe), we
are invited to read something pro-
found in it -- the wisdom of the Cre- -
ator, the inexhaustible imagination
of God, his infinite love for us," Berie- ~
dict said. :

"We shouldn't let our minds be lim-
ited by theories that always only go so
far and that, if we look carefully, aren't
at all in contradiction with faith but do
not succeed in explaining the ultimate

sense of reality," the pope said, musing . POPE Benedict XVI holds the Holy Gospel as



he celebrates an Epiphany Mass inside

on the Gospel account of the wise _ St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Benedict XVI is stunned by
men searching for Jesus shortly after the wave of violence and intolerance toward Christians around the world, Italy's top

his birth.

ed the return of firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr Thursday after his emergence from four
years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to
show more discipline and restraint.

The populist whose militiamen once battled

American and Iraqi forces left Iraq in 2007.

Then, he was seen as a powerful but unpre-
dictable leader of a street-fighting organization.
Upon his return Wednesday, he was a legiti-
mate political figure heading an organized move-
ment that is a key partner, in Prime Minister
Nouri al-Maliki's new government.

The first public statement from him since his
return, issued by his office Thursday, seemed
designed to reinforve that image.

"IT have seen only love and loyalty from you .

and this is exactly what you have seen from me,
but the lack of discipline displayed by some of
you, while I was performing my religious rituals
and public matters, has bothered and harmed

me. I demand you to exercise discipline," he.

said.

He was referring to the rapturous reception by
hundreds of followers a day earlier, while he
visited a holy shrine. Crowds chanted, "Muqta-
da is our only leader." Officials from his office
said the cleric felt other politicians might view
those cries as provocative.

Al-Sadr made no public appearances. Accord-
ing to his office in Najaf, al-Sadr will give a
speech on Saturday although there was no infor-
mation on where the speech would be delivered.

A swarm of al-Sadr's bodyguards — dressed in
black clothes and flak jackets and armed with
automatic rifles — deployed around his house in
the al-Hanana neighborhood in central Najaf
where followers were waiting to meet him.

One of the youngest among those gathered
outside al-Sadr's house was 9-year-old

Mexican police arrest two
in Tijuana beheading

TIJUANA, Mexico
Associated Press

TWO purported drug dealers were arrested
Thursday on suspicion of decapitating a man
who owed them money and hanging his sev-
ered head from a bridge in the border city of
Tijuana.

Baja California state prosecutor Fermin
‘Gomez said the suspects, Joel Barriga and
Alfredo Avila, were captured with seven assault
rifles and acknowledged killing the victim.

Rames. Mendoza, 30, was reported missing
last week. His bullet-ridden head was found
dangling from a bridge Monday, fastened with
nylon rope and a metal ring.

Also Thursday, two men were found shot to
death in the trunk of a car parked outside the
General Hospital in Tijuana. Their hands and
feet were bound and their bodies bore signs of
torture, according to a state police report.

miss you and don't leave us again,
’ Supporters hung banners on nearby buildings...
One of them read: "Yes, yes to our leader. Here

Gunmen later attacked three men driving
past a shopping mall, killing one and wounding
the other two. .

Cartel-style violence largely abated in Tijua-
na after the January 2010 capture of Teodoro
"El Teo" Garcia Simental, one of two reputed
crime bosses allegedly caught up in a bloody
turf war in the city across from San Diego.

But Tijuana has seen a series of beheadings,
bridge hangings and shootings since President
Felipe Calderon visited in October and touted
the city as a success story in his four-year-old
drug war.

Still, violence remains below levels in 2008,
when the turf war reached its peak, and Tijua-
na is calmer than Mexican cities along the
northeastern border.

In the northeastern city of Monterrey, gun-
men sprayed a prison Thursday with machine
gun fire and hurled at least one grenade that
failed to explode. Nobody was injured.

ANTI-AMERICAN cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is surrounded by bodyguards in the Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq,
. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Hundreds of raucous supporters celebrated the return of the firebrand Iraqi cleric Thurs-

churchman said Thursday at Epiphany services. (AP)



day after his emergence from four years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to show more discipline and

restraint. (AP)

Mohammed Sadiq, who was accompanied by his
uncle. "I'd like to kiss his hands and tell him: 'I
'" said Sadiq.

we are at your service our master Muqtada."
Another banner said: "We renew our allegiance
to our leader Muqtada al-Sadr."

The cleric was believed to be meeting with
Iraq's most revered Shiite figure, Grand Aya-

tollah Ali al-Sistani, on Thursday but the meet-

ing could not be confirmed.

Many Iraqi politicians could not be reached for
comment Thursday, indicating the sensitivity
that is felt in Iraq about the return of one of
the country's most powerful and unpredictable
politicians. .

Al-Sadr has legions of followers among Iraq's
downtrodden Shiite masses who see him as a
champion of their rights against both the Sunnis
who dominated Iraq under Saddam Hussein and
other Shiite political parties such as al-Maliki's
Dawa party, which represents more of the Shiite
middle class.

UNDER pouring rain, a soldier stands guard next to packages containing marijuana duting a pre-
sentation to the media in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. According to the army, 723 kilo-
grams of marijuana were seized on Sunday during a joint operation with the Tijuana Police. (AP)

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Dominican
Republic hack
to deporting
Haitians

SANTO DOMINGO,
Dominican Republic
Associated Press

THE Dominican Republic
has launched its first major
crackdown on illegal Haitian
immigrants since last year's
devastating earthquake,
rounding up and deporting
hundreds of people in recent
days, officials said Thursday.

Haiti and the Dominican
Republic share the Caribbean
island of Hispaniola and have
a long history of cross-border
tension. Relations improved
in the aftermath of the Jan. 12
quake, with the Dominican
government providing assis-
tance and serving as a stag-
ing ground for the interna-
tional relief effort. Still,
human rights groups com-
plain that Haitians are sub-
jected to bitter discrimina-
tion.

The Dominican govern-
ment, which suspended
deportations after the earth-
quake, resumed anti-illegal
immigration efforts this week,
stopping and detaining peo-
ple at checkpoints around the
country. In a rare move,
checkpoints were also set up
outside the capital.

More than 700 Haitians
have been deported since
Monday and more are .
expected in coming days, said
Ambiorix Rosario, Depart-
ment of Migration
spokesman.

Dominican officials said
the crackdown is necessary
to stem growing illegal immi-
gration since the earthquake
and to prevent the spread of
cholera, which has killed
more than 3,000 people in
Haiti since the outbreak
began in October. About 150
have been sickened in the
Dominican Republic.

"We are trying to strength-
en our immigration controls
to prevent Haitian citizens
and people of other nation-
alities from illegally entering

our. territory,".said Sigfrido~ -

Pared Perez, director of the=::
Department of Migration. "In
no case have we violated any-
one's human rights."

Immigration agents and:
soldiers were stopping and
questioning people as they
reached the outskirts of the
capital in buses and vans that
each day carry people from
Haiti to Santo Domingo.
Those without the required
papers were being loaded up
on buses and taken back to
the border.

"If I was alone, I'd be back
in Haiti, that's my country,
but I have three kids and
need to work," an unidenti-
fied woman told local televi-
sion station CDN before she
was taken on a bus back to
the border carrying a small
suitcase.

The United Nations esti-
mated before the earthquake
that some 600,000 Haitians
were living illegally in the
Dominican Republic.
Dominican authorities say
that number has grown to 1
million over the past year, in
a country with a population
of nearly 10 million. Migrants
tend to work harvesting sugar
cane, as domestic servants or
in other low wage jobs.

Human rights groups criti-
cized the deportations, accus-
ing authorities of stopping
and questioning people based
on their physical appearance.







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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 11



For Rio slum residents, police a mixed blessing

In brie

Egypt Christians
mark mournful
Christmas Eve Mass

CAIRO
Associated Press



EGYPT'S Christians
packed churches Thursday for
mournful Christmas Eve
Masses, weeping and donning
black in place of colorful holi-
day clothes, under a heavy

security cordon by police out

of fear of another attack like

the New Year's suicide bomb- :

ing of a church that killed 21
people.

At church gates around the |
country, police and church |

staff checked the IDs of those

entering the services — and |
their wrists, where many |
Egyptian Christians bear the |

tattoo of a cross.

Al-Qaida in Iraq had threat-
ened Christians in Iraq and
Egypt in the weeks leading up
to the holidays and Saturday's
deadly bombing. Militant web-
sites have even posted names
and addresses of churches in
Egypt to target, raising fears of
a follow-up attack on celebra-
tions of the Orthodox Christ-
mas, which Egypt's Coptic
Christian minority marks on
Friday. :

Still, turnout was heavy, as
Christians said they were deter-

mined to-attend. Muslims also |
joined some services as a show |
of solidarity, getting permission |

from church officials ahead of

time to get through police lim- |

iting access to Christians.

The two faiths were strug-
gling to find some kind of
healing after the deadliest
attack on the minority com-
munity in a decade. Saturday's
attack unleashed a wave of
fury by Copts over what they
say is deep anti-Christian sen-
timent among Muslims and
the state's failure to address it
and protect Christians. For
days afterward, Copts clashed
with police in unusually fierce
riots, and there was concern

of new unrest after Thursday's

‘Mass.
’ But healing was hard to

come by, with some Copts |
skeptical anything will change. |



RIO DE JANEIRO
Associated Press

AT HIS barbershop carved into the
steep flank of a Rio hillside slum, Jose
do Carmo dos Santos used to cut the
hair of the neighborhood's drug deal-
ers and of the addicts who walked up
the narrow alleyways for a fix and

stuck around for the $5 trims.

His only request of the drug trade's
foot soldiers was that they not flash
their assault rifles around the shop
and scare away customers. Above all,
Ze do Carmo, as he's known in the
Santa Marta shantytown, is a busi-
nessman.

But then in 2008 police stormed
Santa Marta to evict the dealers as
the community became the pilot in a
program to root out gangs and bring
government services to slums long
abandoned by the state. The program
has since been replicated in a dozen
slums, all in a bid to make one of the
world's more dangerous cities safer
before the 2014 World Cup and the

‘2016 Olympics. Police. took control of

three more shantytowns Thursday in
what they described as a peaceful
operation. :

The program has transformed the
slums, bringing improved security, util-
ities and investment, and incorporating
local businesses into the formal econ-
omy. But the changes also have driven
up rents and increased bureaucracy,
pushing many of the poorest residents
further to.the margins.

For Ze do Carmo, the new, mon-

.eyed clients who are arriving in Santa

Marta offer a chance to sell beer at a

higher price from his barbershop at:

night, and to jack up rent in the six
houses he owns from $180 to $300.

"Things are very good and improv-
ing," said Ze do Carmo. "We're inte-
grating with the city in a way I've nev-
er seen. My clientele used to include a
lot of addicts. Now I even get tourists
who come up here to see the commu-
nity and take advantage of our prices
for a haircut." A

Garbage collectors come by more
frequently, although they still avoid
the sheerest heights, where precari-
ously perched shacks are accessible

only after a strenuous hike. _.
The utility company has started to |

install power cables to replace the
thick, tangled mess of wires that
brought pirated electricity to the com-

munity in unreliable spurts. Internet”

and cable companies are offering

a

COSTUMERS have their hair cut at the Ze do Carmo barbershop at the Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday,



Jan. 4, 2011. From his barbershop carved into the steep flank of the hillside slum where he grew up, Jose do Carmo used to

cut the hair of the neighborhood's drug dealers and

the $5 trims. (AP)

packages tailored to residents of the

favelas, as the slums are known.
The massive "bailes funk" — parties

fueled by a bass-heavy beat and, police

say, by drugs provided by traffickers
— have been banned. -

In their place, Santa Marta's main
square is hosting more sedate samba
shows led by a band from the city's
affluent south side, where favela resi-
dents, paying $6, mix with middle-
class youngsters who pay $18 for the
music and the thrill of going into an
area they wouldn't have dared enter

. before. .

Antonia Carlos Gomes, who is rais-
ing twin 4-year-old girls alone on a
hospital janitor's salary, is consider-
ing moving to Santa Marta, which is
within walking distance of a beach
and public transportation.

For $240 a month, she could move

from her cramped apartment in a pub-
lic housing building to a small house
on the hillside shantytown and cut her
rent in half. 3 ;

"It's cleaner here now, and it's
safer," she said, sipping a beer after
talking to a landlord.

Some, however, are less enamored
with the changes.
_ A survey by the state government
showed real estate prices in some
slums skyrocketed up to 400 percent
after police took control and outsiders
started eyeing the still-affordable liv-
ing space.

For lifelong resident Leidemar Bar-.

reto, who ekes.out a living reselling
clothes from her home to raise six chil-
dren, government attention has meant
higher'rent and bills she can't afford.
The moisture trickling down the:
granite hillside on which the slum is

of the addicts who-walked up.the narrow alleyways for a fix and stayed for

built permeates the hot, windowless
room she rents and rots the wooden
walls. The beams supporting the floor
buckle in places, leaving her sick with
worry for her 6-year-old, who barrels
in and out of the house heedless of
the danger.

Sewage runs in open troughs, and
the smell hangs thick in the air — a
reminder of how much the communi-
ty still lacks. For this home, she pays
$180 — half her monthly earnings and
double the original rent. ;

" All these changes, the cable car to

‘the top, safer streets, are good, but

it's been nothing but struggle for me,"
she said. "J want to leave, but where ,
can I go from‘here?"

Integrating into the favela's new
economy and the city's job market
also is much harder for young people
without much formal education.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US claims Vietnamese police
roughed up American diplomat

HANOI, Vietnam
Associated Press

POLICE roughed up an American
diplomat in Vietnam and repeatedly
slammed a car door on his legs when
he went to visit a prominent dissident,
an official in Washington said Thurs-
day, detailing an encounter that
prompted a strong U.S. protest.

Christian Marchant, a political offi-
cer at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, was
expected to make a full recovery after
being roughed up while trying to visit
the detained dissident, said the U.S.
official, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not autho-
rized to disclose details. ¢

Neither the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi
nor outgoing Ambassador Michael
Michalak would describe the incident,
but he said.the U.S. had protested
what occurred Wednesday in the cen-
tral city of Hue.

"The Unitéd States. government,

both here in Hanoi and in Washington;

Rees Nea





has lodged a strong, official protest
with the government of Vietnam
regarding the treatment of one of our
diplomats," Michalak told reporters
Thursday during his farewell press
briefing.

He called the issue a matter of grave
concern, saying foreign diplomats are
protected under international law.

"All governments are responsible
for complying fully with the Vienna
Convention on diplomatic relations,
including ensuring the safety and secu-
rity of diplomatic personnel," he said.

The State Department summoned
in the Vietnamese ambassador to
Washington to protest the incident,
according to State Department
spokesman Mark. Toner.

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga
said the government is reviewing the
incident, but added that foreign diplo-

mats also have a responsibility to abide |

by the host country's laws.
Marchant's work on human rights

was recently recognized with an award
from the State Department.

A 2009 U.S. State Department
report on Vietnam's human rights
record said political activists and fam-
ily members were regularly prevented
from meeting with foreign diplomatic
representatives.

U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia said
Marchant was attacked outside the
home of Catholic priest Thadeus
Nguyen Van Ly, wrestled to the

ground, put into a police car and dri-

ven away.

Marchant's father, Marlow J.
Marchant, said in an e-mail that his
son had asked him not to comment on
the attack.

"I would love to talk about my son
but I will respect his request,"
Marchant, an engineering professor at
Eastern Kentucky University in Rich-
mond, Kentucky, said in an e-mail
Thursday to The Associated Press.

The Marchant family lived in Ari-
zona, Arkansas, Texas and Utah

before settling in Kentucky, accord-
ing to Marlo Marchant. Christian
Marchant has served the State Depart-
ment in Beijing and Prague before
going to Hanoi, his father said.

Ly, 63, one of Vietnam's best-known
dissidents, was sentenced to eight years
in prison in 2007 on charges of trying to
undermine Vietnam's Communist gov-
ernment. He is under house arrest after
being released last year on medical
parole.

During his trial, Ly shocked the
court by shouting out in protest. Pho-
tos of a police officer covering Ly's
mouth to try to silence him circulated
worldwide. Several members of the
U.S. Congress have repeatedly called
for the priest's release...”

The incident comes a week ahead
of Vietnam's National Party Congress,

when the country's new leaders will :

be announced. Rights groups have crit-
icized crackdowns on dissidents, which
have increased during the run-up to
the event.



LIGH'TSHOW

In these Wednes-.
day, Jan. 5, 2011
photos, fireworks
explode above giant
ice sculptures dur-
ing the opening cer-
emony of the annual
Harbin Ice and
Snow Festival in
Harbin, in northeast
-China’s Hei-
longjiang province.

Ousted patriarch
behind locked —
doors in
Jerusalem

JERUSALEM
Associated Press

SIX years ago, Irineos I:

- Was the patriarch of the

Greek Orthodox Church of
Jerusalem with about 100,000
followers. Today, he sits
behind locked doors in his
Old City apartment, claiming
he has been imprisoned by
the successor who ousted him
in a dispute over sale of
church land to Israelis.

The only way Irineos could
speak to The Associated
Press Thursday was through a
wireless microphone hoisted
at the end of a rope to his roof
— in the same black shopping
bag supporters use nightly to
deliver him groceries,

Reporters who tried to gain
access to Irineos through the
compound's massive metal
door were denied entry by
church guards peering out
through a crack.

"They allow nobody out
and nobody in to visit me,"
said Irineos. "They are afraid
of the people because I'm
loved by the people, and I
love the people," he said into
the AP microphone, peering
over the edge of his roof.

It is a harsh comedown for
a man who ruled his flock for
four years as a revered spiri-
tual figure.

Irineos said his successor,
Theofilos III, will not allow
attorneys, doctors or visitors
to enter the home he has
lived in for almost 40 years,
which sits inside a large
church-owned complex. He
said he's been detained for
three years over his refusal
to concede the patriarchate.

Theofilos replaced Irineos
in 2005 after allegations he
sold church property. to
Israelis seeking to expand the
Jewish presence in east
Jerusalem, which Palestini-
ans claim for the capital of a
future state.

Palestinians consider sale of

land to Jews a serious crime.

Most Orthodox Christians in -
Jerusalem are Palestinians.

Irineos maintains he was
unaware of the transactions
and did nothing wrong. A
report commissioned by the
Palestinian Authority in 2005
concluded he didn't partici-
pate in any of the sales.

"I ask God every day to
reveal the truth," he said.
"There is no patriarch. I'm
the patriarch."

Political feuds inside the
Greek Orthodox communi-

| ty, always complicated, have

turned vicious in recent years.
When Irineos was deposed,
his defenders said the land
sale charges were trumped up
by his political opponents.
The number of Christians
in the West Bank and
Jerusalem has been dwindling
for decades, as followers seek
better economic opportuni-
ties elsewhere. Also, Chris-

‘tians speak of persecution by

the Muslim majority in the
West Bank, but always
anonymously, fearing retri-
bution.

Irineos' replacement was
not recognized by the three
governments with jurisdiction
over the patriarchate —
Israel, Jordan and the Pales-
tinian Authority — until 2007.

A senior patriarchate offi-
cial in Athens, Greece,
denied Irineos is under house
arrest, and several top aides
to Theofilos declined to com-
ment, other than to say Iri-
neos is a liar. Theofilos made
public Christmas appearances
Thursday in Bethlehem, but

was unavailable for comment.

Two officials close to the
Jerusalem patriarchate, one
a prominent bishop who
spoke on condition of
anonymity for fear of retri-
bution, confirmed Theofilos
is holding Irineos against his
will over their feud and fears
Irineos will try reclaim his old
position.

"The new patriarch is pun-
ishing the old one, keeping
him behind closed doors to
secure his position," said
Marwan Tubasi, head of the
Council of Arab Orthodox
Organizations and a Pales-
tinian Authority official who
works closely with church
leaders.

Irineos said he spends his
isolated lays praying, read-
ing and\writing. He still
wears thé traditional black
garb. ani hat of Greek
Orthodoxclergy.

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Oil prices ‘the
800-Ib gorilla’
set to ‘derail’
Our recovery

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor |

The threat from higher oil
prices is “the 800-pound
gorilla in the room” that
threatens to “derail” eco- -
nomic recovery in the

2011, a former finance min-
ister warned yesterday, as .
oil prices broke through the
$91 per barrel mark yester-;
day.

Warning that “any large
escalation of commodity
prices”, especially oil prices}
could knock the Bahamas
and wider economy off
course, James Smith, minis-’
ter of state for finance in the
former Christie government,
said fuel costs were being

_ driven up by demand from
China, India and other
emerging economies..

“T think that’s going to
push prices up quite a bit,

hopefully not too much, but |

it could derail a lot of the
recovery in much of the

world, the US and, by exten-

sion, the Bahamas,” Mr
Smith told the Rotary Club
of West Nassau.

Speaking to Tribune Busi-
ness afterwards, the former
finance minister described

_ oil price increases as the
“800 pound gorilla in the
room” for the Bahamian ~
economy’s 2011 prospects,
given that the issue impact-

SEE page 5B

Government ‘desires’
BEC's URCA regulation

By ALISON LOWE
- Tribune Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

“Government’s desire” is
for the Utilities Regulation &
Competition Authority

vision of the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) this
_ year, a minister said yester-
day, with a second National
Energy Policy draft now ane
completed.

Phenton Neymour, minis-

the independent regulator
was another key step towards

Bahamas, as URCA would
assist in ensuring fairness
among competitors in a lib-
eralised energy sector.

.Mr Neymour said it “is
government’s desire” that this
occur this year, but he did not
wish to put a timeline on the
transition, except to say that
once the Government deems
that it will move ahead with

months” to execute.

seeking recommendations

from BEC relating to how net :

SEE page 5B



FRIDAY,

SECTION 5

oe

JANUARY. 7,



2011

® detailed fasten eer deta,

Shark dives bite off
$78m tourism spend

io Ban on shark fishing in Bahaanian waters urged to

! By ALISON LOWE
: Tribune Business Reporter
; alowe@tribunemedia.net

A ban on commercial shark

: fishing would help protect the »
: $78 million that shark dive- .
? related tourism is estimated |
? to bring to the Bahamas
: annually, the industry’s poten-
; tial growth and the predator’s _
? role in the sustainability of
? other commercial fisheries in
i this nation, a leading expert
+ said yesterday.
: Working with the Cousteau
? Society,
4 Cousteau, son of legendary
: French explorer and marine
? scientist, Jacques Cousteau,
: is in Nassau this week to sup-
? port the Bahamas National
: Trust (BNT) and the Pew
? Environmental
i ae campaign to Bet the

Pierre-Yves

Group’s

| protect dive industry, fisheries and environment

"' Ill Shark dives said to have earned Bahamas eon
over 20 years, with one predator bringing in

_ $250,000 in tourism revenues during its life

Bahamas and wider world in :





A be a SHARK aught last year off New Providence. .

Goveimentiel enact ib giaiat
tion banning commercial fish-
ing of sharks in the Bahamas.

As shark populations glob-

ally have come under threat
from over-fishing, primarily —

driven by the demand in Asia
for shark fins for soup, a long-
line fishing ban 1 in the 1990s

and lack of local demand
helped the Bahamas remain

one of the few countries with .
an abundant population of

sharks.
However, the advice to the

SEE page 4B

- 5% stopover vis itor
growth eyed for 2011

| By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

Stopover visitor arrivals to

i the Bahamas could grow by

: 5 per cent in 2011 if shaky ,
i growth projections for the-
4 US economy hold true, a for-

: mer finance minister said
: yesterday, although domestic
: and foreign direct investment
? are likely to remain relative-

i ly depressed.

(URCA) to take over super- :

Using Keynesian econom-

: ic to analyse the Bahamian
: economy’s prospects: for
: 2011, James Smith, minister’
: of state for finance in the for-
: mer 2002-2007 Christie gov-
: ernment, said the Bahamas’
ter of state for the environ- } dependence on the US econ-
ment, said placing BEC under ; OMY ~ 10 particular, its
: employment levels - for its.
? well-being “cannot be over-

encouraging the introduction, ; stated”.

of renewable energy in the : 0
:.cent of Bahamian gross
: domestic product (GDP) was _
; generated by the tourism
: industry, with 85 per cent of
: spending in that sector
: derived from US stopover
i Visitors, Mr Smith said that
: the latter spending compo-
: nent, together with domes-
: tic consumption, accounted
putting BEC under URCA’s | esos TO per cent ob dts
regulatory control, this could ; 7

ir Be RON La Re ! US economic developments

Pointing out that 55 per

‘Recalling a study linking

The Government is also ; t Stopover arrivals in the
: Bahamas, who spend 10
; times’ as much as cruise ship

i passengers, Mr Smith said:

“It concluded. that stopover

: arrivals in the Bahamas for
: 2011 could grow as much as 5

per cent if current projec-
tions for the US growth rate
materialise.”

US GDP growth in 2011 is
projected at 2.6 per cent, and
this rate of just under 3 per
cent was projected to pro-
duce the 5 per cent rise in

stopover visitors to the

Bahamas, Mr Smith said.
While the 4.3 per cent
growth in stopover arrivals
to the Bahamas between
January-October 2010 pro-
vided evidence to support
this relationship, Mr Smith

‘warned that it could still be
derailed by US unemploy-

ment, which remained stub-
bornly high at just under 10

per cent.

SEE page 4B

* Former finance minister says four
items account for 40% of government

revenues |

* Adds that foreign direct investment
dropped 48% to $115m in 2010 Q3

* Leading accountant says government
debt becoming ‘problem’, and private





sector cannot sustain more taxes.

| EG CAPITAL MARKETS

| Banks eer
‘Revisit tight
credit policy

* Former finance minister warns good borrowers
being ‘cut off’ by over-zealous loan requirements,
with excess liquidity over $800m

* ‘Huge debt overhang’ from $1.17bn bad loans
set to hold economy back in 2011.

* Expresses ‘disappointment’ over absence of
interest rate cut during recession

By NEIL HARTNELL —
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian commercial banks
were yesterday urged by a former
finance minister to “revisit” their
tight lending policies, arguing that
in seeking to protect loan portfolio
quality the pendulum had swung
too far to the point where good.
quality borrowers were being * “cut

off”.

James Smith, former minister of
state for finance in the 2002-2007
Christie government, told the
Rotary Club of West Nassau that

debt-fuelled domestic consump-
tion, already likely to be depressed
in 2011 by the “overhang” from

SEE page 2B



~ JAMES SMITH

FREEPORT FIRMS ‘UNDER
ATTACK’ ON BOND LETTERS

By NEIL HARTNELL >

Freeport businesses have

“srave concerns” and feel
“tinder attack” over demands
that they be in good-standing
with the National Insurance
Board (NIB) before their
‘over-the-counter’ bond let-
ters are renewed, the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce’s president yesterday
telling Tribune Business that
Customs was even ignoring
payment arrangements

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K. Peter Turnquest
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to bring their contributions

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ATTACK’ ON BOND LETTERS

FROM page 1B

current, unless their balance was zero and up-to-date, their
bond letters were not being renewed for 2011.

“Tt is a significant issue in that I have had numerous calls from
both large and small businesses on the island, some of whom
have entered into arrangements with NIB to get current, and

renew these.

Havoc

As a result, the issue has been creating havoc for the conduct

__ of business and commerce in Freeport. Those without bonded
-, letters are unable to purchase goods duty-free from other :
GBPA licencees for use.in their own businesses, thus forcing :

them to pay duty - something that increases their costs and :

~ erodes profitability.

Mr Turnquest described the result as “increasing the cost of :
- doing business, the cost of living in Grand Bahama”. It also has :
_ the potential to undermine commercial contracts, with con- :
tractors and others who have undertaken to deliver duty-free :
“products and solutions unable to now do so if not current with :
NIB. Questions have been raised already as to whether Customs :
_ can withhold a bond letter when it is not the licensor for the rel- :
evant company in the first place, and Mr Turnquest said: :
.* “Overall, people are kind of getting fed up. They feel we may :
almost literally be under attack, and people are concerned we
“= can’t get past this issue.

-. “We understand the need to be current with NIB, the need :
“. for Customs to collect taxes, but they also have to appreciate :
we’ve gone through a very tough period in terms of business on }
=. the island, and these demands do not help. At the very least, :

~~ ments made with NIB.”

that it could understand what the Government was seeking to }

accomplish and craft a “mutually beneficial arrangement”.

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‘resolved, Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business that such changes :
should involve consultation with the business community, so :



: MEDICAL TOURISM: Pictured (left to right)

Sun, sea, sand and surgery could be

2 : : the future theme of tourism promotions
~: they ought to be cognizant of the payments terms and arrange- : in the Caribbean, as regional govern-
Adding that it was “very urgent” for the situation to be } Sonne re Pe ee
The Miami-based Caribbean Trade
? Centre’s Forum, Medical Tourism - the
state of Medical Services in. the

: Caribbean region, was sponsored by

It was “not acceptable in this day and age” to do otherwise, : Nassau-based Doctors Hospital Health

Mr Turnquest said, as the Coconut Grove Business League sit- } Systems.

The Forum featured Divina Gross-

man, vice-president of engagement, Flori-
da International University; Laura Mare
West, Consul General, the Republic of
Trinidad & Tobago; Tiffany Thompson,
business development consultant, Bar-
bados Tourism Authority; Dr Alejandro
Badia, founder of the Badia Hand to
Shoulder Centre and Ortho Now; Barry
Rassin, president, Doctors Hospital; and
Nalini Bethel, senior promotions direc-
tor, Bahamas Tourist Board. 8
The event brought together some 70

ests.

Florida.

medical tourism forum

. they are still prevented from getting a letter because they are :
_. not.up to date. Even arrangements with NIB are being :
. ignored,” Mr Turnquest told Tribune Business. i
=, “This is absolutely not acceptable, and certainly not fair. :
-.» These are difficult times for Grand Bahama. Large and small :
“businesses have been affected. I’m getting any number of calls, :
- and people have also stopped me on the street to complain :
“-; about this issue. It’s just one more brick on the fire.” 4
Separately, sources have confirmed to Tribune Business that :
the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has written to ;
the Government questioning the legality of tying the renewal :

_ of its licencees’ bond letters to being in good-standing with NIB. :
This policy was instituted by Customs last year as a condition :

of the bond letter renewal. All bond letters expired at the end ;
of 2010, and Tribune Business has been told that Customs has :
not permitted Freeport businesses the usual month’s grace to }



: Nalini Bethel, senior director, Ministry of Tourism; Barry Rassin, president, Doctors Hospital; Gladys
Sands, the Miami-based Consul General for the Bahamas. ;

health and tourism representatives, med-
ical tourism facilitators and other inter-

All exchanged ideas on some of the
most challenging issues of healthcare
tourism affecting the Caribbean.

Held in collaboration with the Badia
Hand to Shoulder Centre of. Miami,
Florida, the forum was held at the Miami
Anatomical Training Centre Doral,



EEE

Banks urged: ‘Revisit’

FROM page 1B

! $1.17 billion worth of loan
|? arrears,
|? depressed further by the

was.set to be

increasingly tough lending

|? criteria imposed by the
4; Bahamian
|: banks.

commercial

Pointing out that this was

|} “not going to help the situa-
? tion”, in terms of assisting
|} consumer spending and pri-
? vate sector investment to
'? take the Bahamas out of
+ recession, Mr Smith said of
|} the banks: “I wish they
/: would revisit that.”

Talking to Tzibune Busi-

ness later, he urged the com-
: mercial banks to begin

- N.I. Contribution Changes |

e.
“Chance

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. 2,000

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 |Employee | Employer| Total

effective January 1, 2011

Pensionable Civil Servants (January to *June 2011}

Insurable
Wages | Employee | Employer} Total

* From July 1, 2014, contributions for Pensionable Civil
Servants will be paid the same fixed ceiling as other .
employed persons ;

All *Self-Employed Persons

insurable | Contributions | —
Wages Payable
$1,733 $152.50
2,000 176.00

, 2,167 > 190.70

Monthly Paid Employed Persons

Insurable
Wages {Employee | Employer| Total





*The contribution rate for self-employed persons in
Class A has increased to 8.8%; they now pay more and
get more. They, like self-employed persons in’Class 8,
are now covered for Industrial benefits,



“I think that once you implement a

policy, it tends to affect the good cred-
it.as well as the bad credit. You want to
improve the loan portfolio, but not cut-
off the best prospects.” |



“cherry-picking” clients,
such as those with unblem-
ished credit histories, good
collateral and solid business
plans, to whom they could
continue lending.

Excess liquidity (the
amount of surplus funds
available for lending) in the
commercial banking system
stood at $802.65 million at
end-November 2010, a huge
sum that has built up over
the past two years as
Bahamian commercial
banks became increasingly
reluctant to lend other than
to the best borrowers.

Mr Smith said it was pos-
sible that, rather than select-
ing the best prospects,
Bahamian commercial
banks might be basing their
“lending policies on loaning
out ‘x per cent’ of funds this
year or matching 2010’s
credit extensions.

Pointing out that over-
zealous credit criteria might
ultimately prevent Bahami-
an commercial banks from
doing what they are in busi-
ness to do, namely lend and
fuel economic growth, the
former finance minister said:
“T think that once you
implement a policy, it tends
to affect the good credit as
well as the bad credit. You
want to improve the loan
portfolio, but not cut-off the
best prospects.”

Analysing the Bahamian
economy’s prospects for
2011, Mr Smith said: “Con-
sumption in 2011 could’be
constrained by the current
debt levels of households
and businesses.”

Pointing out that Bahami-

James Smith

an borrowers were finding

-it increasingly difficult to

service their debt obliga-
tions, with almost 19 per

cent of total outstanding

credit in this nation, totalling
$1.17 billion, in default, the
former finance minister

added: “That’s a huge

amount.

“What is most disturbing
is that $608 million of it rep-
resents mortgage arrears,
and $648 is classified as non-
performing, loans the banks
have stopped accruing inter-
est on because of concerns
over whether they can
recover it.

“That’s a huge debt over-
hang we have to overcome
before we see growth in this
economy. Unless that under-
lying local debt improves,
that portion of consumption
that relies on bank loans will
continue to be challenged in
2011.”

Mr Smith also returned to
his argument that the Cen-

tral Bank of the Bahamas

should have ensured mone-
tary policy was in harmony -
“hand in hand” - with the
Government’s fiscal drive
during the recession through
a reduction in its Discount
Rate, thereby lowering all
lending rates.

Pointing out that the US
Federal Reserve had
worked in step with the:
Obama administration,
holding interest rates artifi-

. cially low through qualita-

tive easing, the former
finance minister said: “In
our context in the Bahamas,
I’m a little disappointed that
we did not see, in my view, a

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a tight credit policy

greater reaction in the mon-
etary sector.

“On the one hand, gov-
ernment increased the
deficit to keep more people
employed, and similarly the
banks should have been

- lowering interest rates. The

Prime Rate has not changed
since 2004, when I was there,
and persuaded the Central
Bank to.drop it from 6.5 per
cent to 5.5 per cent.”

Questioning why the Dis-
count and Prime Rates were
the same in both good and
bad economic times, Mr
Smith said that with the
Government being the
largest domestic debtor, to
the tune of some $2 billion
in outstanding bonds and.
I1OUs, a 1-per cent rate
reduction would have saved
around $20 million in debt
servicing costs.

Those savings, he argued,
could have been used in
efforts such as funding the

-unemployment benefit, for

which the Government had
to transfer $25 million from
the National Insurance
Board’s Medical Branch, or
prevent the Budget cuts in
subventions to private
schools.

Responding to arguments
that such an interest rate cut
would have been a massive
wealth transfer from savers
to borrowers, and “punish”
the likes of pension funds,
Mr Smith said: “Yet we’re _
all in this together.”

He argued that if eco-
nomic circumstances forced
households, workers and the
Government to adjust,
should not pension funds
and account holders also
“adjust”, investing in differ-
ent asset classes to make.up

for reduced returns in one

area. Mr Smith said the
Bahamas’ interest rates were
higher than the likes of the
Cayman Islands, and added:
“We're the only country in
the world that did not lower
interest rates.”
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 3B





By GAMAL NEWRY

Ss we enter

2011, let it

bring to us

and all of
our families peace, good
health and prosperity, if only
in. your mind. The year 2010
has been very trying and
frightening for all of us, as
we watch our country spiral
down this path of destruc-
tion. It seems we are help-
less to do anything about it,
as we see scheme after
scheme fail. Iam not one to
live in the past, as there is
very little that can be done
to change the past, but it is
to the past that we must
look for lessons that reduce
repetition of the same strate-
gic and tactical errors. We
must look positively to the
future, as it is always what
we make it. With that said, I
am confident that many
challenges will come our
way, so at a minimum one
should be mentally prepared
to face these inevitable
events.

These include the contin-
ued increase in crime-and
violence in our society. The
present approach to crime
management plays a pivotal

.tole, more so than the
affects we see around us. I
am not talking about the
murders, robberies, assaults
and rapes, but rather the
attempt to reduce crime by
addressing the judiciary and
-police, as opposed to an all-
out attack on the social ills
that cause crime. What
appears to be missing or

lacking from our society is |

an aggressive approach to
reducing juvenile delin-
quency which, when left to
fester, evolves into adult
crime. It is bewildering that
Government ministries such
as Education, Social Ser-
vices, Sports, Youth and
Culture are not receiving
more funding, aid and

restructuring as part ofa .

national crime prevention
program.
The current philosophy of

an increased police and’

security presence, alarm sys-
tems, burglar bars, reduced
cash on business. premises
are all responses to crime,
not prevention. If one is to
compare crime and social
disobedience to a disease,
then the aforementioned
ministries can be said ‘to be
the preventative and well-
ness programs. The surveil-
lance systems, tracing
anklets, law enforcement
and the courts are likened
to pills, emergency medicine
and surgery. For example,
in the last 10 years we have
seen more shifts, reassign-
ments, restructuring in the

police and judiciary than in -

all other agencies combined.
It is painfully obvious that
the problem is not the fruit
that we are attempting to
lock-up, but the tree - our
social and cultural infra-
structure.

Education

Whether the education
system has failed becomes a
national debate when the
results of the BGCSE and
_BJC exams are released.
This concern has far-reach-

“ing ramifications that go
beyond our nation’s ability
to compete in the global
marketplace and proving a
qualified and deep pool of
‘employable persons. It
reflects our ability to com-
muniicate and relate to each
other.

Where there is a break-
down in communication
there is confusion, which
leads to frustration, anger

and violence. Rational and:

problem-solving skills are
greatly diminished because
little Johnny cannot read.
After several attempts to
save money by purchasing
an off-market product, only
‘to find that the instructions
are in every language but
English, I have decided to
stick with those products
that have English as their

primary form of communi-'

cation. Of course, the issue
here is not the savings but
the frustration in not being
able to understand what was
required. Similarly, a low
level of education speaks to
the inability of persons to
receive instructions and
understanding these direc-
tions. Out of unintended
shame and embarrassment,
too many times a violent



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roots of crime

SHOOTING SCENE: Police at the scene of the recent shooting in

Fritz Lane.

response is given.

‘Boys will be boys’, says
the mother as her son is
arrested for the third time

for being in possession of ~

marijuana. This should not
be laughed at, but used to
our advantage by creating
more boys and girls-only
schools. It appears to me
that many young men and
women are distracted and

‘need assistance in prioritis-

ing what is necessary during
the various stages in their
life. Studies have shown that
there are noticeable changes
in behaviour and better aca-
demic performance when
troubled young men are
placed in a male-only envi-

. ronment.

’ We must also realise, as
shown by the need to bring
in more than 8,000 Chinese
workers, that not everyone
is inclined to be a doctor,
lawyer or scientist. We must
find other alternatives, such
as masons, carpenters and
mechanics, who should be
taught from junior nigh
onwards.

Social Services

What exactly is the role
of social services in reduc-
ing crime? How can they
help? Well, my experience
with young men and women

tells me that they are receiv-_,

ing another type of educa-
tion besides the formal
lessons in school.
‘school of hard knocks’ reg-
ularly reminds these kids
that they will not always
have food to-eat, uniforms
to wear Or, worse, mommy

or daddy or both to give .

them the love they need.

It easy for those of us who
have emotional, educational
and financial backing to sit
on the side and criticise,
demand longer jail terms
and hangings, but are we
really addressing the prob-
lem? Let’s be real, Bahamas.
We all need love - and the
desire to be loved - to make
it through the day. With this
‘love’ to look forward to,
what is there to lose?

I see the social worker as
more than someone who
hands out food stamps, or is
able to find shelter for the
less fortunate, but someone
who can tap into that inner
being and facilitate, via
church or some other civic
group, the help-needed.

Sports
The social skills one learns

from playing sports are ter-

ribly underrated and need

to be harnessed immediate-

ly. Team and individual
sports, besides fostering
health lifestyles, teach dis-
cipline, respect, patience,
confidence, and coopera-

tion, to name a few skills:

and fundamental character-

‘istics lacking in many of us

today.

I am convinced that
organised sports programs
aresone of the most power-
ful Weapons we have in
fighting and reducing crime.
Be it tennis, swimming, golf,
any of the martial arts disci-
plines, track and field, we
are missing the learning and
moulding opportunities that
these physical and mental
disciplines offer. Let’s not




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here is not to create world
champions but better
Bahamians.

Youth

Forgive my ignorance, but
what exactly does this min-
istry do aside from organis-
ing an annual youth march?
If we sincerely believe in the
statements that ‘children are

the future’ and ‘children are |

the wealth of a nation’, then
this division of government
must receive more attention,
planning and investment.
The primary focus must be
the young men. I am not a
chauvinist, but I firmly
believe the man is the fun-

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healthy society.

Where we have seen the
decline in good male lead-
ership, we have seen a direct
increase in moral decay and
crime. No, I did.conduct
research or hire some con-
sultant; I just live here. What
amazes me is that already in
place are groups such as the
Boy’s Brigade and Boy
Scouts that can cater to this
training of our young men,
but they lack the funding.
Boys need to be taught how




to be men and lead. Can we
hope for this to happen
without putting effort into
the process. Think about it
who are the main perpetra-
tors of social disorder and

crime. We all know the.

answer, but yet we are not

attempting to get to the.

source.

Culture

The identity crisis being
experienced in our country
has, in my opinion, been a
major catalyst for the social
and moral decay we are cur-

.rently experiencing. Frankly,

if you do not know who you
are, then nothing and no one

really matters. What is ©

worse is when an individual
is left to discover what

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This ‘hit ea miss’
approach to self-discovery
is extremely dangerous and
wasteful. We must remem-
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fostering a strong national
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This approach to crime
reduction makes the
Bahamian more than a care-
taker but a stakeholder. This
taps into the survivalist
nature that we all have when
it comes to protecting our
own. It brings to life again
the chorus: ‘This land is my
land, this land your land’.

This may be seen as an
unusual way to start crime
reduction initiatives, but in
my opinion it goes to the
root causes, with specific
attempts to kill the seeds
that grow into chaos. For
this refocusing to be suc-
cessful it requires that all of
the aforementioned areas be
addressed. It cannot only be
education, but we must
approach crime reduction
from all angles. We are,
however, placing too much
focus and emphasis on the
end result. j

When we see past and
present governments spend-
ing millions on new court
buildings, police cars and
physical infrastructure, it
becomes painfully clear, in
my opinion, that we are
playing a game of ‘wait and
see’. What makes matters
worse is the boasting about a
high detection rate or that
most crimes are being com-
mitted by repeat offenders.
We cannot be so excited
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and, in comparison, put so
little effort into understand-

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to commit these crimes.
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5% stopover visitor —
srowth eyed for 2011.

FROM page 1B

And given that US consumer confidence and wealth had |
been shaken by the recession and housing/stock market }

collapses, Mr Smith said the 2011 tourism performance,
while improved, would be nothing like the “dramatic”
upswing experienced in 2007.

As for domestic consumption, Mr Smith said this aependee

ed on per capita income and employment. Bahamians, he :

added, were likely to have less disposable income to spend :

on goods and services than pre-recession, given that the :
unemployment rates were unlikely to have come down : Tyibhune Business Reporter
from the last unofficial measurements of 14.2 per cent for :
New Providence and close to 18 per cent for Grand Bahama. :

With a labour force of 170,000 and per. capita GDP of :
around $28,000, Mr Smith said the 13 percentage point :
increase in the unemployment rate as a result of the reces- ;

i r a sizeable reduction in s endin ower, : :
slombad produce? | P EP : brought into full operation, and

___and we will feel-that in all areas of the economy”.

He ae nee apart from eens ee on ability” tests, the minister of
reduced spending power had also manifested itself in } ciate for the environment and

reduced government revenues and
increased fiscal deficits, given the
drop in international trade. and
imports.

Mr Smith implicitly criticised the |
Ingraham administration’s decision
in the 2010-2011 Budget to increase |.
taxes on a. wide swathe of the}
Bahamian private sector, saying it
was “not advisable” to do this during
a recession, as it would further suf-
‘ focate economic growth and hurt the |}.
unemployed who would be unable
to pay. <

Stating that the Government
should have examined the ‘elasticity’
effect of its tax increases, and

RAYMOND WINDER

whether the law of diminishing returns as epitomised by the

Laffer Curve would result in it earning less revenue, not :
- more, Mr Smith said: “In our context, what is not general- |

ly recognised is that four import items account for 37 pees é ecbhomuis' “huge”, according (6 the Inter-

cent of tax revenues.’
- He listed these as new cars, used cars, car parts and oil

products, accounting for almost 40 per cent of total rev- ;

enues.
Mr Smith said it was “very difficult” for the Government |

to cut its $1.5 billion annual spending, which accounted for : :
: Bahamian agricultural sector has “declined

20 per cent of GDP.

However, Raymond Winder, managing partner at Deloitte |
& Touche (Bahamas), expressed the view that the private :
Ser did noe have the capacity to pay, more” faxes, adding: : by constant demand from hungry tourists,
We all agree that government debt is at a point where it’s ! there is much room for Bahamian fod
1 I . ? producers to benefit.

Mr Winder questioned Mr Smith on what could be done :
to deal with the debt burden, and the former finance minister :

indicated that the long-term solution lay in growing the :

becoming a problem.”

private sector to absorb those from the public sector that :
may be affected by any downsizing.

Returning to the Bahamian economy’s prospects, Mr
_Smith said foreign direct investment was vital for job cre- ;
ation and this nati n’s balance of payments (BoP), as recur-

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fo proud the foreign CHO:

re




Yet:direct investme p the shape: es equity and rua

sales, was.down by 48 per cent at $115 million during the :
2010 third quarter, and he added: “Unless these major pro- :
jects come on stream, we can only expect a lacklustre con- }

_tribution from this sector in 2011.”

Provided there were no major external shocks, such as oil |
price rises and terror attacks, Mr Smith said the Bahamian : i
‘economy was likely to match projections for 2.5 per cent :
GDP growth. This, though, while “unlikely to make a major :

dent in unemployment, could well be on the road to recov- mental Group is that the

: Bahamas should take a proac-
; tive stance towards specifi-
: cally protecting this resource
: through legislation banning
; the. commercial fishing of,

‘: sharks, which have both envi-
: ronmental and economic
: importance to this nation and
: the wider marine environ-
: ment.

ery”.

Temple Christian Hi gh School
| Shirley Street

TEACHING VACANCY

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following positions for the
2010 - 2011 School Year.

Math/Commerce (Grs. 10- 12).
Applicants must:

Be a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of
Temple Christian School.

_ Have a Bachelor’s Degree-in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in the area
of specialization.

Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma.
Have at least two years teaching experience in the
relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.

Applicants must have the ability to prepare students
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.

Be willing to participate in the high school’s extra
curricular programmes.

Applications must be picked up at the High School Office on
Shirley Street and be returned with a full curriculum vitae,
recent ‘coloured photograph and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566

‘Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is January 215‘, 2011

Power stations
‘still in testing

By ALISON LOWE
alowe@tribunemedia.net

New power stations in Wil-
son City, Abaco, and Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera are somewhat
behind schedule in being
are continuing to undergo “reli-

public utilities said yesterday.
Mr Neymour said the injunc-

; tion obtained last year against
; construction of the Bahamas

Electricity Corporation’s
(BEC) new Abaco power plant

in Wilson City was a factor in
‘i the delay in it coming on
? stream, while recent issues with
: a blown piston at the Hatchet

Bay plant were hindering its

progress in supplying power to,

Eleuthera on a consistent basis.
“That (generator) had just
completed its 2000 hour main-

tenance review. We have on the .

island of Eleuthera the con-
tractor, manufacturer and insur-
er, who were looking at that
incident, which was one of the
causes of the blackout experi-
enced in Harbour Island
(around the start of the year),”
said Mr Neymour.

The Minister said that in
addition to. upgrading the pow-
er generation capacity in these

. islands as a means of improving

the overall electricity supply,
BEC also plans to address the
means of power distribution as
a way of ensuring more consis-

tency. “A challenge we have in
most of the Family Islands is
that generally their distribution
system is a long line, and should
an individual hit.a power pole
or something the power would
go out up to the point where
that incident occurred, so when
you have these accidents it cre-
ates a problem,” Mr Neymour
said.

“You essentially don’t have a
grid like in New Providence
where it’s like a net, so in
Eleuthera we are now begin-
ning the process of putting in
both a transmission and distri-
bution line. They have com-
pleted the design stage, and it’s
one of those action items BEC
was supposed to have done, but
was unable to do for financial

reasons, They are seeking to do
so in the near term.”

Mr Neymour said BEC could
only undertake such work in
the Family Islands “where
there’s sufficient demand and
where. the cost of doing so is
feasible”.

Meanwhile, Mr Neymour

said steps are also going to be ©

taken to address the problem
of “arching” of electricity in the
Family Islands, which is a cause
of blackouts in Eleuthera in
particular.

“Essentially, the salt from the
sea spray builds up on electrical

lines and causes a short: We are ~

looking ‘at avenues to. adress
that now by making changes in
the existing equipment,” said
Mr Neymour.



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‘ ;
‘The potential contribution from a revi-
talised agricultural sector to the Bahamian

American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture’s (IICA) Bahamas represen-
tative, who yesterday praised the Depart-

: ment of Agriculture’s recent efforts to stim-

ulate greater activity in this area.
Dr Marikis Alvarez noted that the

considerably over the last 25 years or so”,
but with-food imports close: to reaching
$500:million annually, driven in large part

Dr Alvarez made his comments yester-
day during a press conference’ held by The
Counsellors to announce the 20th annual
Bahamas Business Outlook forum on Jan-

: uary 13. The agricultural specialist, along

with dozens of others, including Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, will speak at the
event under the theme Diversifying the
Bahamian economy - Fact, fiction or the
real alternative?’

“A-recent study of the hotel sector indi- }
cated that hotels are moré*than‘willing to
buy fresh produce from.local producers

and, indeed, the public sector is making a

ts

Agricultural potential ‘t

: By ALISON-LOWE
: Tribune Business Reporter

huge effort to revitalise the sector. In ike
manner, international organisations such

"as the IICA, FAO and IDB are willing to

support the Government in this initiative,”
said Mr Alvarez.
“So my presentation for the outlook will
_ look at initiatives currently in place, and
what role other partners can play to assist
the Government to achieve this,” said Dr
Alvarez.
Also present at the press conference
were speakers Dr Olivia Saunders, an asso-
ciate professor in the School of Business at

the College of the Bahamas, and Ed Fields, |

chairman of civic group, “We The People”.
Dr Saunders announced that she intends
to speak on “the so-called Sir Stafford
Sands model”.
“I say so-called because I don’t believe
there is anything such as the Sir Stafford

Sands model. I plan to say why, and I will -

be addressing and doing some description
of how I see the Bahamian economy gen-
erally,” she said.

- “Finally, we'll be- proposing another'way” ~

to look at the Bahamian economy. What it
should be for. What’s the purpose of having
an economy and trying to lay some out-

line of how an economy which serves the

-~ Bahamas willbe structured.” -
F Fields said He. will’ ‘Speak about how.
thé Bahariius “has an oppéttunity to create’
its own model”..'
“We should not be overly concerned

about the influences. we’ve had over the
past centuries with regard to governing -
ourselves and how we, the people, look at
governance, It’s not that big of a leap to
change the paradigm, and if we do this we
stand to benefit. A combination of a new
philosophy with action is what I think can
change the direction of where we are

.going,” said Mr Fields.

Others speakers on the day will include
Paul Crevello, chief executive of Bahamas
Petroleum Company (BPC Limited), which

‘is currently hoping to obtain licenses to

conduct oil drilling in the Bahamas; David °

NS Shaw, chief executive,of Cable and Wireless
~ Caribbean (LIME), which has purchased

the majority stake in BTC, and the Minis-
ter of Tourism, Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace. ; f
Dr Robin Roberts, director of the UWI

School of Clinical Medicine and Research
in the Bahamas, will also feature, address-
ing the benefits that could be derived from

-health travel or “medical tourism” for the - ~

Bahamas, while Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board chief executive, Wendy War-

" ren, will speak on financial services.
Anyone wishing to register for the ~

Bahamas Business Outlook should contact
Eileen Fielder at the company’s offic
322°7505 or 322 1000 ar efiel POcounsel.
lorsltd.com. Tickets for the event cost $150 ‘



.and include lunch.



FROM page 1B

Bahamian government and
people from Mr Cousteau, the |
BNT and the Pew Environ-

With any depletion of

i sharks in the Bahamas, said
: Mr Cousteau, the multi-mil-
: lion dollar shark diving indus-
;»try in this country - estimated

Shark dives bite off

$78m tourism spend

by the Bahamas Dive Associ-
ation to have brought in $800
million to the Bahamian‘ econ-

‘omy over the last 20 years -

could be threatened, as could
the health ‘of other commer-
cial fish populations whose
abundance to some extent is
“regulated” by the existence

_ of the “apex predator” in

Bahamian waters.

At risk, too, would be the
exposure that the Bahamas
gains from footage of its

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sharks aide marine environ-
ment being featured in televi-
sion programs and films
worldwide, which can stimu-
late not only dive tourism but
tourism generally. Meanwhile,
Mr Cousteau -.who went for
his first dive as a child in
Eleuthera, where he also saw
his first shark - noted that
shark. tourism could be a
growth industry for the coun-
try if protected.

Underwater

“T_ know ihabaers like to- >

see large animals underwater.
Because of lack of protection
in the Mediterranean, sea
sharks have been completely
exterminated. People used to
go to the Red Sea to see
sharks but there are now no
more there either because of
a lack of legislation,” he said.

“The Bahamas is one of the
last places where people can
come and enjoy watching
sharks.

“It’s a huge business and

it’s huge for the, tourism

industry.

“If we let the sharks be
depleted the demand will be
there but the supply will not,
and-the Bahamas will miss a
huge economic opportunity

- going forward.”

At the press conference

_with Mr Cousteau_at the _
BNT’s Village Road head-
’ quarters yesterday, Eric

Carey, BNT executive direc-
tor, said legislation against
commercial shark fishing - the
fishing of sharks to sell their
meat - is about “protecting
this winning formula of con-

servation success that we,

have” as it relates to sharks,
and keeping one step ahead
of potential threats.

“People may say: ‘Well, we
don’t fish sharks a lot...’ but
because other countries have
overfished a lot they are look-
ing at places with healthy co

ulations (to source their shark
meat). We want to get ahead
of the game rather than trying
to battle back,” he added.
While both Mr Carey and’
_Liz Karan, senior associate. -
with the Pew Environmental -
Group, who represented the:
organisation at yesterday’s
conference, said the campaign
for the ban in the Bahamas
was not primarily inspired by ~
reports last year of interest in ©
commercial shark fishing by
a company based on Andros,

Ms Karan said such news -

“does raise eyebrows as to
why this needs immediate
action”.

“The Bahamas Diving
Association has calculated
that a live Caribbean reef
shark is worth $250,000 over
its lifetime (in revenue from:
shark-related tourism). That’s
a legacy that can’t be replaced. ©
by killing that for a one-time.
value of around $50 to $60 for
its fins,” said Ms Karan.

Mr Cousteau urged that by
banning commercial shark —
fishing the Bahamas could set
an example globally.

“All around the world there
has been a lot of species and
diversity loss. Here we have a
unique opportunity not to
heal a problem but to have
the foresight of preventing
extinction.

“That’s. quite unique, and
can be a powerful inspiration
to other countries to protect
sharks,” said Mr Cousteau.

Mr Carey. said he has had
“very good indications” that
the Government is support*
ive of the ban, which the BNT
hopes will involve the prohi-

‘bition of commercial fishing

of sharks “throughout the
entirety of the Bahamas’
exclusive economic fishery
zone”, the import and export
of shark products in the

Bahamas, and the sale of .

shark products within the
Bahamas.

He said Minister of the
Environment, Earl Deveaux, ©
is being kept abreast of devel-
opments in the campaign, and
the BNT expects to meet with
Minister of Tourism, Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, to dis-
cuss the proposed ban today.

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CELEBRATION: In this file photo taken Aug. 24, 2010, USA’s Kobe
Bryant (10) leaps on top of teammates as they celebrate after beating
Spain 118-107 in the men’s gold medal basketball game at the Beijing
2008 Olympics in Beijing. The arena, which hosted men’s and wom-
en’s basketball during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, will be
renamed the MasterCard Center after the American payments com-
pany.

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_ It's the place where LeBron James played on his first team

with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Where they joined team-
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fans. So perhaps it's fitting that the Wukesong Arena in Beijing will :
bear an American company's name.

Oil prices ‘the 860-Ih gorilla’
set to ‘derail’ our recovery —

FROM page 1B

ed all businesses and households in the form of Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC) bills, car gasoline costs and
~ the price of imported products (rising transportation costs).
Increased oil prices would also impact Bahamian tourism,
in the form of higher aviation fuel costs and thus more
expensive air travel for visitors, plus fuel costs for the numer-
ous boaters and yachts visiting this nation.
“Tt could blow a hole in US confidence,” Mr Smith warned
of any fuel price rise impact. It could also result in cost-push -
inflation in the US, further harming consumers who already
have less discretionary income to spend on travel to the
Bahamas.

“We could be impacted by that very seriously,” the former
financé minister warned.

ROM page 1B

; metering, which would allow
: those producing renewable
: energy in their homes or busi-
: nesses to send excess power
: back into the national grid,
: could be advanced in the
: Bahamas.

Net metering programs are

recognised as an important
: incentive for consumer imple-

mentation of renewable ener-

: gy generation technology in
: their homes or businesses.

By allowing the consumer

: to send excess power back to
i the grid and receive credits
: for it from a utility company,
? net metering eliminates the
: requirement for those with
: solar panels or other genera-
: tion equipment to buy expen-
: sive battéries to store excess
; power, and also creates an

additional financial incentive,

: which reduces the time for
: them to receive a return on
: their investment in genera-
: tion equipment.
Mr Neymour said: “We are
: awaiting a response from
: BEC. BEC has been asked to
} review and make recommen-
: dations as to what-would be a
: feed-in tariff, which is essen-
: tially the rate someone would
: be paid at if producing energy
:' through a solar panel and sell-

ing it back to BEC.

“BEC has: also been
requested to provide technical
specifications and designs as
to how an individual should

connect to BEC’s system.

when using a solar panel. So
we are moving closer to bring-

: ing those individuals who
: want to use renewable energy
: privately in their homes to
: BEC,
: achieved.” .

so this ‘can be

» “What is essential. is that

: we have to begin setting up
:} the framework as to how, to
: incorporate renewable energy
: systems into BEC’s grid, and
: we are hoping it will assist

.} those consumers in reducing
: their electrical bills and reduc-
: ing the cost to obtain energy
: through solar panels by elim-
; inating the batteries.” -

Meanwhile, Mr Neymour
told Tribune Business the sec-
ond draft of a national energy
policy, submitted to the Gov-
ernment by the National
Energy Policy committee in
October 2010, continues to be
reviewed by the Ministry of
the Environment ahead of its
submission to the Cabinet for
consideration.

“That’s in the final stages.
Once that is completed we
expect the Government will
give it its consideration,” said
Mr Neymotur.

Approval

The Government’s
approval of the National
Energy Policy committee’s
recommendations on how a
more sustainable energy mix
could be attained in the
Bahamas - one which reduces
the Bahamas’ almost 100 per
cent, reliance on oil imports
for power to one that includes
a greater contribution from
renewable energy sources,
such as solar, wind and waste
to energy - has been deemed
key to the Bahamas moving
forward to any great extent
in this regard.

Asked yesterday whether -

he expects the Government
to move ahead this year with
passing legislation to advance
the transition towards renew-
able energy and energy effi-

_ciency in the Bahamas, Mr
* Neymour said: “The public

will see other initiatives by
the Government to carry out
some of the recommendations
made under this project.”
These include the distribu-
tion and installation of
270,000 compact fluorescent
lightbulbs, solar panels and
solar water heaters, which
have been purchased by the
Government for households
in New Providence as part of
its effort to encourage more
energy efficiency. It plans to
use the installations as a pilot
project to test and highlight
the feasibility and benefits of
such technologies. — |
Asked whether rising oil

prices - the price per barrel
of oil recently hit its highest
leve! since October 2008, at
$91 - would create any addi-
tional incentive for the Gov-
ernment to hasten the process
towards reducing the
Bahamas’ dependence on oil
imports for its power needs,
Mr Neymour said the Gov-

ernment “envisaged the price

of oil would rise” and will
therefore “continue with our
initiatives” to encourage ener-
gy conservation.

“Prices ‘nad dropped from
$147 down to the $70 range,
and they are now in the $90
dollar range, and we still
expect a further rise in prices,
so it is important that
Bahamians address the low-
est lying fruit, which is the
conservation (of energy) and
that is why we are targeting

‘Government ‘desires’ BEC's URCA reguiation

CFLS, solar panels and solar
water heaters,” said Mr Ney-
mour.

While many homeowners
complain about the cost' of
their electricity bills, many
could attain major savings
through greater awareness of
their energy consumption
habits, he noted.

“Significant savings can be
made in homes, and one of
the other areas we also have
to target is from the commer-
cial aspect. Many commercial
and industrial businesses need .
to look at their energy con-
sumption with a view of cut-
ting their expenses, and these
can be done looking through
their air-conditioning systems,
lighting systems,” said the
Minister.







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_ BA says December snow |
and ice to cost $78 million

SHOW-COVERED: A statue ‘of former British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill is. covered in snow in Parliament sure in London, Satur-
anday, Dec. 18, 2010 ied

| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act,1959

IN ‘tite. MAE bi riar tract of land containing
3,794 acres situate “approximately % miles south of the
as settlement of Governor’s Harbour Airport and immediately .
‘on the south’side of the main Eleuthera Highway on the said
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. bP

IN THE , ren of ‘The Petition of sotin Liege Burrows
_ ind Thelta Victoria Burtows of Govemor’s Harbour,
[o Blewthera one of the Islands of the Comitnonwealth of The
1: Babatnas

ABURROWS i in rede of:
a oad ‘ j

a THAT tract at land containing 3,794 acres situate

--#pptoxtinately 3/4. miles. south of the settlement of

-* Govethor’s Harbour Airport and immediately on the south

. side of the main Eleuthera Highway on the said Island of
“]) Blétithera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The:
[oBatanas

> oh ‘bilge. Buelow: ‘and Thelma Vibtoiia ‘Burrows claim

* to’be the owners of the tinencumbeted fee simple estate in

peau of the said land and has made an application to

the Stipreme: Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to

1. have their title to the said land investigated and the nature’

Wp “and extenit thereof determined and declared in a Certificate

Of ‘Title to’ be: gtanited. ‘by the Court i in accordance with the
provisions of the shid Act. :





"Copies of the. Petition ‘aitd the Plan of the said land can
_be inspected at the foliowily ‘places during normal office

“ the’ rela of the ‘items Court, Ansbacher
“ee House, East Street ‘North, Nassau, Bahamas;
ioe of The Chaimbers of Commonwealth Law Advocates,
.o, Daneanson House, ' 79 Montrose Avenue, Nassau,
Bahamas os : ;



given that péfson having dower or right
td, dower of. an Adverse Claim of a claim not recognized’
"i the Petition shall-on or before the expiration of thirty
(30) nye aftet the final publication of these here presents,
he Ale'is “ini the ) Supreitie Cotirt or setve on the Petitioner or the
unde ; statement of his claim in the prescribed form
‘a Affidavit | fo be filed therewith.







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lS, claim on ot before the expifation of Thirty (30) days
* fron ‘final. publication of these presents shall operate as
AOE sath eal, fo se



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: COMMONWEALTH LAW ADVOCATES
: _Duncanson House
299 Montrose Avenue
vi.) | Nassau, Bahamas ~
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JANE WARDELL,

AP Business Writer-~ ~~ ----

LONDON

British Airways PLC said
Thursday that the disruption
to air travel caused by heavy
snow and icy conditions that
swept across Britain, Europe
and North America in
December December will
cost the airline at least 50 mil-
lion pounds ($78 million). |
' BA gave the financial hit
estimate from the big freeze
as it reported that passenger
numbers fell 10.8 percent last
month to 2.4 million from 2.1
million in December 2009.

BA, which made its first __
half-year profit for the first -

time in two years in the six
months to Sept. 30, said it will
take most of the financial hit
from the December adverse
weather in the third quarter,
which ended Dec. 31..

It added there will be some
additional impact in January
from canceled return jour-

neys, but maintained that .

underlying market conditions
remain positive. BA was hit

hard by the adverse weather .

last month after heavy snow-
falls closed its main hub at
London's Heathrow Airport,
stranding thousands of. pas-

sengers in the run-up to :

Christmas-Services from oth-

er airports were severely dis- ;
rupted. However, the carri- : Ff
er's shares were trading 3.6 :
percent higher at 2.98 pence :

in afternoon trade on the :

London Stock Exchange, a }
sign that the market consid-

ered the impact acceptable.

While the airline reported a :
9.6 percent drop in non-pre- }
mium traffic, the fall in its :
lucrative premiumsraffic was :
limited to 1.6 percent. Cargo }

fell by 10.2 percent.
Capacity fell 7.7 percent,

resulting in a small decline of }
0.4. percent in the carrier's :
~load-factor,; a measure of seat :

occupancy, to 76.4 percent.

The BA performance con-
trasted with a 2 percent rise in
passenger numbers at low-
cost airline Ryanair Holdings
PLC to 5 million in December
from 4.9 million a year ago.
Ryanair's load factor fell 1
percent to 80 percent.

The weather glitch came

just as BA was making head- :
way after strikes by cabin :
crews over the summer and ;
the grounding of flights :

thanks to an Icelandic vol-

” canic ash cloud cost it a total
of around 250 million pounds. :

deep recessions.

Orders for consumer goods i in | November dipped slightly by 1.6 } Jendit money unless they are

percent, but ordérs for capital goods were up by-9.4-percent onthe. : given a high return for their

month — and a staggering 29.3 percent on the year, the ministry : sich.
said. The data point to a positive fourth quarter and "the industry. :

BERLIN

German industrial orders in November rose by a strong 5.2:

percent on the month fueled by brisk foreign demand for capital +; get deficit to the targeted 7.3

i percent of gross domestic

Domestic industrial orders in November rose by. 1.5 percent ; product last year, a senior

and demand from abroad was up by 8.2 percent, leading to the : Official said Thursday, but the

goods, official data showed Thursday.

"remarkably strong" overall-increase of more than 5 percent,

Germany's Economy Ministry-said. November's uptick followed an :

increase of 1.6 percent a month earlier.

German industrial orders in November were 21.7 percent high-
er than a year ago, when the financial crisis had plunged the coun- i

try into its deepest postwar recession, the ministry added.

Standout

is in a good starting position for the new year," it added. —

Germany, Europe's biggest economy and the world's No. 2. }
exporter after China, has made an impressive mostly export-driven :
comeback after seeing its economy contract by 4.7 percent last year. :

Germany's central bank has forecast the economy will grow by }

3.6 percent in 2010 and 2 percent this year. The number of jobless,
meanwhile, has fallen to about 3 million.

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LIMITED ~

N OTIC EIS HEREBY’GIVEN as follows:

(a) INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ~~HOLDINGS
LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4). of the International
Business Companies Act 2000. {

The dissolution of the said: company
commenced on the 30th December, 2010
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame

Consulting SA, Pasea Estate, Road Town,
Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 7th day of January, A. D. 2011

Dizame Consulting SA
Liquidator

NOTICE

PIERRICK LIMITED
NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
PIERRICK LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution ©

under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act.2000.

(a)

The dissolution of the said company
commenced on the 30th December, 2010 °
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame
Consulting SA, Pasea Estate, Road Town,

Tortola, BVI. .

Dated this 7th day of January, A. D. 2011

Dizame Consulting SA
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i (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
: TIME OF ‘CRISIS: Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates ges-
: tures Friday, Dec. 10 2010, during his twice-a-month debate with the

members of parliament at the Portuguese national assembly in Lisbon.

i BARRY HATTON,

German November industrial orders Up hy 0.2 pet

: Associated Press

: LISBON, Portugal

Portugal lowered its bud-

: financial crisis engulfing the

fragile country showed no

; Signs of abating as its bor-
: rowing costs surged again.

Portugal is scrambling to

: correct its fiscal policies amid
: market fears that it won't be
: able to meet its debt obliga-

: : tions and will need a bailout

The country's recovery has made it a standout among the 17 :
countries that use the euro currency, where smaller economies such }
-aS Ireland; Creer aad eae are struggling vn, huge debts and

like Greece and Ireland...
Portugal's high debt load

and economic “frailty have
? made investors reluctant to

Worried

But markets are also wor-
ried that Portugal may not be

i able to afford the high cost of
: its loans amid a predicted
: downturn stemming from a

i debt-reducing AUSLEHY pro-
; gram.

Market nervousness about

: Portugal showed up again
: Thursday when the yield on
: Portuguese 10-year bonds
: rose to 7 percent — match-
; ing a euro-era record reached
i last November — before
; falling back slightly. By com-
: parison, benchmark German
: bonds were steady at 2.9 per-

: cent. The yield rise didn't pre-



ie vent the government- debt

agency from announcing an
auction of 3- and 9-year bonds
next Wednesday. It said on
its website it intendéd to raise
at least ?750 million and as
much as ?1.25 billion.

Portugal raised ?500 mil-
lion in a Treasury bill sale
Wednesday but had to accept
a steep increase in interest ©
rates to entice investors who
are demanding a higher pre-
mium to risk their money on
more indebted countries.

The ‘average interest rate
of 3.7 percent was close to
twice the 2 percent rate Por-
tugal paid on similar bonds in
September and was way up
from the 0.6 percent it paid a
year ago.

The government has
repeatedly ruled out a bailout,
saying it doesn't need help to
contain the debt crisis and
restore economic health.

| EU wants bondholders to

Share hank bailout costs

! GABRIELE-STEINHAUSER,
? AP Business Writer
: BRUSSELS

The European Union is moving ahead with plans to shield tax-

payers from having to bail out big banks in the future, but there are
i substantial obstacles to making bondholders share losses. .

The EU's executive Commission on Thursday presented plans

; that could give national regulators the power to force the owners
; of bank bonds to accept so-called haircuts — a reduction in the
: amount of money they are owed.

But the Commission stressed that any new bond rules would not

: affect existing debts — an issue that is closely watched in Ireland,
: where the government's commitment to guarantee struggling
: banks' debts pushed the country to the brink of default.

The EU proposal forms part of a larger package designed to give

regulators the tools to deal with banking crises and keep institutions
? from becoming too big to fail.

"Although our first objective is better prevention, banks will fail

: in the future and must be able to do so without bringing down the
: whole of the financial system," Internal Market Commissioner
: Michel Barnier said in a statement. "That is why we must put in
: place a system which ensures that Europe is well prepared to deal
: with bank failures in an orderly manner — without taxpayers
: being called on again to pay the costs.".__

Any new rules for bondholders are unlikely to become law

before 2013 and would then be phased in over time, EU officials
: said. They also have to be approved by EU gover nments and the
; European Parliament.

The plans, which are now open for discussion ahead of a leg-

: islative proposal in early summer, follow a similar initiative to
: make private creditors take losses when governments, rather than
: banks, are being bailed out. That decision triggered turmoil on gov-
: ernment bond markets in the fall and has been blamed for wors-
: ening Dublin's troubles to the point where it had to seek a ?67.5 bil-
: lion rescue loan. Should the EU indeed manage to push through the
: new banking regulation, it could fundamentally transform the
: way banks fund their operations, as buying their debt would
: become much riskier.

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MARTIN CRUTSINGER, : China met a five-year target te ifiprove energy efficiency by
AP Economics Writer : cutting power to industry and imposing rolling blackouts, even
WASHINGTON : though a massive economic stimulus increased energy use.
: ; : - Energy consumption per unit,of gross domestic product was
Treasury Secretary Timothy reduced by 20 percent: from:2005devels by the end of 2010, said

Geithner warned congressional
leaders Thursday that the gov-
ernment could reach its bor-
rowing limit by spring and fail-
ure to raise it could affect mil-
lions of American jobs.

The government will reach
the limit between March 31 and
. May 16, Geithner said in a let-
ter to: congressional leaders.
Not increasing the $14.3 trillion
debt limit could lead to job loss-
es, he said. Inaction could drive

up interest rates and make it .

more costly for U.S. companies
to borrow money.

Geithner's warning is direct-
ed chiefly at Republicans, who
are vowing to block an increase
in the debt limit and use the
fight to restrain government
spending.

House Speaker John Boehn-
er said spending cuts and

reforming a broken budget"

process must come first. Those
are the top priorities for the
new Republican majority in the
House.

"While America cannot
default on its debt, we also can-
not continue to borrow reck-
lessly, dig ourselves deeper into
this hole and mortgage the
future of our children and
grandchildren," Boehner, an
Ohio Republican, said in a
statement.

Geithner warned that a fail-
ure to raise the debt limit would
mean the government would
not be able to make the pay-
ments on the current debt,
which stands at $13.96 trillion.

Treasury debt is considered



Dec. 16, 2010.

the safest investment in the
world because the U.S. gov-
ernment has never defaulted.
However, the effort to raise the
debt limit is expected to be
especially contentious this time.
Many newly elected Republi-
cans campaigned against the

government's soaring deficits.

and debt.
“Even a very short-term or
limited default would have cat-

-astrophic economic conse-

quences that would last for
decades," Geithner said. "For
these reasons, I am requesting
that Congress act to increase
the limit early this year, well
before the threat of default
becomes imminent."
Geithner said if a default

GLOBAL Economic NEWS

A look at economic developments and activity in major
stock markets around the world TES);

LONDON — Buropean st stocks were mixed. The FTSE |
100 index of leading British shares closed down 0.4 per-
cent, the CAC-40 in France ended almost unchanged
and Germany’ s DAX rose 0.6 percent.

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TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, Japanese stocks jumped to

a nearly 8-month high on the weaker yen — a key wor-

ry in Japan in recent months has been the potentially neg-

‘ative impact of the higher yen on the country's major

exporters. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, Asia's

i largest market, rose 1.4 percent to its highest close since

May. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged up 0.1 per-

cent, South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2 percent and China's
Shanghai Composite index lost 0.5 percent.

BRUSSELS — The European Union is moving ahead

| with plans to shield taxpayers from having to bail out big

banks in the future. But the plans to make bondholders’
‘share in the losses face substantial obstacles...

The EU's executive Commission presented plans that
could give national regulators the power to force the
owners of bank bonds to accept so-called haircuts — a

reduction in the amount of money they are owed. -
But the Commission stressed that any new Bond rules
would not affect existing debts.

_-. LONDON — Retail sales in the 16 countries that used
| the euro in November unexpectedly fell, another sign that
“consumers remain reluctant to spend amid ongoing wor-
ries about the level of debt in several countries.
‘Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, said eurozone retail
‘sales fell 0.8 percent in November from the previous
month, and revised down its estimate for spending in
October. Now it thinks that retail sales were stagnant dur-
ing the month instead of its previous prediction of 0.5 per-

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November from October. Industrial orders rose 1.6 per-

cent in October.

Compared to last year, November orders rose 21.7

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BRISBANE, Australia — Cleanup crews toiled under

TESTIMONY: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday,

were to occur, it would be
"potentially more harmful than
the effects of the financial crisis
of 2008 and 2009" which helped
push the country into the deep-
est recession since the 1930s.

Treasury officials said vari-
ous bookkeeping maneuvers
could buy perhaps another
eight weeks once the debt ceil-
ing is hit.

In his letter, Geithner sought
to draw a distinction between a
government shutdown, which

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

come due.

Government shutdowns have :
occurred in the 1980s and 1990s :
when Congress and the admin- }
istration were battling over :
budget-issues, but a govern- :
ment default has never :

occurred.

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NOTICE is hereby given that KIRKLAND JEREMIAH
SMITH of Bernard Road, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that dny 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 7 day of January, 2011
to the Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship,
| P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARY GREENSLADE of
Golden Gates #2, P.O.Box SB 51471 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 31% day of December 2010 to the Minister

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DOWN AHEAD OF
PAYROLLS FIGURES.



trimmed after payroll processor
297,000 jobs last month.

PAN PYLAS,
AP Business Writer
LONDON

Investors remained cau-
tious Thursday on Wall Street
after slightly disappointing,
US. jobless claims figures
reined in enthusiasm that
gripped global markets fol-
lowing a forecast-busting sur-

lar though remained massive-
ly in demand, particularly
‘ against the euro.
In Europe, the FTSE 100

index of leading British shares } 0
? more during the holidays.

closed down 24.35 points, or
0.4 percent, at 6,019.51 while
the CAC-40 in France ended
more or less flat at 3,904.42.
Germany's DAX outper-
formed its counterparts, end-
_ ing 41.57 points, or 0.6 per-
cent, at 6,981.39.
European shares had been
_trading higher earlier until
Wall Street started heading
downwards — the Dow Jones
industrial average was down
36.05 points, or 0.3 percent, at
11,686.83 around midday New
York time while the broader
Standard & Poor's 500 index
fell 3.68 points, or 0.3 percent,
to 1,272.88.
The catalyst to the reverse

proved to be fairly disappoint- :
i they are accompanied by sig-
: nificant job gains and a drop in
i the 9.8 percent unemployment
: rate.

ing U.S. jobless claims figures
— news that claims rose by
18,000 last week to 409,000
added an element of caution
into trading. :

Though the longer-run
four-week average remains at
two and a half year lows, the ~
figures were a reminder to
investors that Friday's non-
farm payrolls figures for
December have the potential
to disappoint — after all they
have a history of shocking |
investors, both up and down.

The payrolls figures will
likely dominate talk in the
markets, especially after
exceptionally strong jobs data
Wednesday from the ADP
payrolls firm sent stocks and
the dollar flying.

Expectations for the pay- -
rolls report swelled after ADP
reported that U.S. employers
generated a massive 297,000
private sector jobs in Decem-

_ ber. That was way up on
November's 92,000 and signif-
icantly ahead of market
expectations for a 100,000
increase.

Analysts have been quick

‘to raise their predictions for
Friday's government report,

: and the expectation now is

“that around 175,000 jobs, both

: private and public, were
added over the month, up

‘from 140,000 before the ADP

R data. The scale of the upward

‘ revisions have been so great

» that there's now plenty of

“room for disappointment, said

« Alan Ruskin, an analyst at
Deutsche Bank. 3
Ruskin said "sustained
damage" to the improved
© appetite for risk in the mar-
“ kets could emerge if private
» payrolls only increase by
125,000 or less.
Overall though, the consen-
, Sus at the moment is that
: more jobs in the U.S. is obvi-
» ously good news for stocks
because it signifies that the
world's largest economy is
growing faster than before.
However, it could pose
problems because it may also
prompt the Federal Reserve
to start withdrawing its mone-
tary stimulus sooner than pre-
viously expected. As well as
cutting its key interest rate to

authorized two massive mon-
ey injections into the U.S.
economy and is currently in
the middle of a $600 billion
effort. Those tentative con-
cerns that the Fed may soon
alter course seemed to weigh

on stocks in the immediate

:- aftermath of the U.S. jobs

: data but the optimists soon -
took charge — after all, high-
er growth means bigger prof-
its and earnings.



Hiring outlook rosier as
number of layoffs drops.

i | CHRISTOPHER S.

; RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer
+ WASHINGTON

The number of people apply-

ing for unemployment benefits

IN LINE: In this Oct. 5, 2010 file |

: over the past month has

photo, unemployed workers : yeached its lowest point since

stand in line for a chance.to talk : July 2008, raising hopes that
with employers during a jobs fair : hiring is about to accelerate.

in Rockford, Ill. An early decline :
in stock index futures was : the latest sign that the economy |
? is improving, and economists

ADP reported employers added. :

The drop in applications is

expect Friday's employment

' } report for December to show
} a solid gain in jobs.

"The economy is gaining

? momentum, and the job mar-
? ket, which has been the recov-
? ery's caboose, is starting to
? catch up," said Zach Pandl, an
; economist at Nomura Securi-
, ties.

Applications for unemploy-

i. ment benefits actually rose last
? week to a seasonally adjusted
: 409,000, the Labor Department
vey the previous day. The dol- i said Thursday. Still, that's not
: much higher than the 391,000
: level reached in the previous
: week — the lowest in more

i than two years — and week to

week figures tend to fluctuate

A more reliable measure is

: the four-week average for
: applications. That fell last week
: to 410,750, the lowest level in
? nearly two and a half years and
; the eighth decline in nine
; weeks.

Fewer than 425,000 deans

__L-applying for benefits signals
: modest job growth. And appli-
: cations are far below their peak
: during the recession of 651,000,
: reached in March 2009. Still,
? economists say applications
: need to fall consistently to
? 375,000 or below to substan-
: tially bring down the unem- ©
? ployment rate.

The declines won't matter
much to most Americans until

Economists expect the gov-

} ernment to report Friday that
: employers added.a net total of
? 145,000 jobs and the unem-
: ployment rate fell to 9.7 per-
: cent last month. Some are rais-
: ing their forecasts after payroll
4 services provider ADP said
: Wednesday that private
¢ employers added a net total of
} 297,000 new jobs last month.
: That's the most in the ten years
: that ADP has tracked the data.

The ADP's figures have usu-

: ally differed from the govern-
; ment's — sometimes by a wide
i margin — and many econo-
? mists cautioned against read-
‘} ing too much into the numbers.
: But some say it's a sign that
: Friday's government report will
:. show major gains.

Nigel Gault, chief U.S. econ-

omist at IHS Global Insight,
; said Wednesday he now
: expects December's job gains

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17, 2010.



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

to be 190,000, up from a previ-
ous forecast of 150,000.

Separately, the International
Council of Shopping Centers
reported that consumers
increased their spending in
November and December 3.8
percent, the largest increase in
holiday spending since 2006.
But most of the gain was in
November. Spending slowed in
December.

The weekly unemployment
benefits figures provide a real-
time snapshot of the job mar-
ket. Applications reflect the lev-
el of layoffs, but can also indi-
cate whether companies are
willing to hire.

The unemployment applica-
tions figures can be less reliable
around the winter holidays
because there are large num-
bers of seasonal layoffs by
retailers, construction compa-
nies and other employers. Bad
weather can also make it hard-
er for laid-off workers to apply
for benefits.

The number of people con-
tinuing to receive unemploy-
ment benefits fell. by 47,000 to
4.1 million in the week ending
Dec. 25, the department said.
That doesn't include millions
of long-term unemployed who
are receiving extended benefits

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increase seals

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HOLIDAY WOES: 11-month-old Joshua Clark whose father Ken ; ee ewes ee
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an event held by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project at the Arch | JUMP @DOve o'\U a Me as

Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. : economic growth undermines

After the event gifts donated by various union’s churches, andiindi- : Gemand later in the year. -

viduals were distributed for the children of the unemployed. -

from the federal government
under an emergency program
set up during the recession.
Another 4.5 million people
received benefits under the
extended program, which offers

-up.to 99 weeks of aid in states
with high unemployment. All:

told, about 8.8 million people

tan Mall in New York.

recent data available.

have gotten jobs.

_ (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
SALES BOOST: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at the JC Penny store at the Manhat-



| ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
: AP Retail Writer
| NEW YORK

Retailers sealed their strongest holiday

: sales increase since 2006, as a robust
? November more than offset spending that
? tapered off in December.

: The results reported Thursday suggest ©
i steadily improving consumer spending. For

? investors, whose expectations were riding
: high, the December figures were disap-
; pointing. From Oct. 31-Jan. 1, holiday rev-
near zero percent, the Fed has ; €nue at stores open at least a year rose 3.8
: percent over last year, according to an
: index compiled by the International Coun-
? cil of Shopping Centers. The figure is the
: biggest increase since 2006, when it rose
: 4.4 percent. The index tailed off to a 3.1
} percent increase in December after a 5.4
; percent rise in November.

A blizzard took a bite out of sales in the

: week after Christmas. Early holiday dis-

: counts, which started in October, had shop-

: pers finishing more of their shopping before

: the December rush.

: "The overall season was good, but the ©
? strength came from the beginning of me

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season," said Michael P. Niemira, chief
economist at International Council of Shop-
ping Centers. "This is kind of a. wake-up
call. It's back to reality."

December's spending is in liné with a
3.3 percent growth rate averaged for the
calendar 2010 year. Niemira says he's con-
fident that growth rate should continue in
2011 as long as the job market keeps
improving.

"What really has to kick in is the employ-
ment story to keep the momentum going,"
Niemira said. A government jobs report
due Friday is expected to show the unem-
ployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent in
December from 9.8 percent in November.

Spending is a bright spot compared with
2009, when the index recorded a 0.9 percent
dip. The figures are based on revenue at
stores open at least a year and are consid-
ered a key indicator of a retailer's health.

For December, many retailers including
Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp. and
Macy's Inc. reported gains below Wall
Street expectations. Bon-Ton Stores Inc.'s

. sales were virtually flat. Company officials

blamed the severe snowstorms. Among the
winners was Abercrombie & Fitch Co.,

kept affluent customers spending.
Earlier data from MasterCard Advisors’

SpendingPulse and anecdotal evidence }

pointed to a strong December, which may } dollar rose this week after man-

have led expectations for retailers to over- ; ufacturing and private- Sector

heat. The holiday 2010 had few nail-biting :

moments. Discounting on holiday goods :

before Halloween brought in shoppers, giv- | Set expect that employers

ing stores better-than-expected November } added 145,000 jobs in Decemh-

: ber, up from 39,000 in Novem-

shoppers bought more than expected and : ber. The.euro fell to $1.3014 in

: late trading in New York from

Strong online sales, which many retailers ; $1.3151 late Wednesday. The

don't include in their monthly figures, | curo earlier dipped briefly

brighten the holiday spending picture as : below $1.30 for the first time

well. Americans spent 13 percent more : since Nov. 30.

online this holiday season, ringing up a : t
record $30.81 billion in spending, according ; accelerating, borrowing cos|s
i are rising for Europe's most
Still, December's smaller increases ; indebted countries. The euro

underscore the challenges retailers face in ; has dropped about 10 percent

getting shoppers back in the malls in the ; Since early November as

‘’ coming months when there's no holidays :
: debt crunch.

revenue. Based on reports from malls,

threw in more items for themselves.

to comScore, an Internet research firm.

giving them reasons to spend.



: ABOVE $90: Oil workers make
: adjustments to increase a well’s
: production Wednesday, Dec. 8,
: 2010, at a site in the Sakhir,
: Bahrain, desert oilfield of the Per-
i sian Gulf.

OIL HOVERS

i ABOVE $90 AMID

IMPROVING US
JOBS MARKET

| ALEX KENNEDY,
: Associated Press
| SINGAPORE

Oil prices hovered above

|} $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia
: after a better than expected

: U.S. jobs report bolstered

: investor optimism that crude

? demand will improve.

Benchmark oil for February

: delivery rose 1 cent to $90.31

: .a barrel late afternoon Singa-
: pore time in electronic trading
? on the New York Mercantile

: Exchange. The contract rose

: 92-cents to settle at $90. 30 on

? Wednesday.

Payroll processor ADP said ~

i Wednesday that private com-
i panies added 297,000 jobs last
? month, nearly triple the num-
+ ber that economists were
? expecting. The Labor Depart-
: ment releases Friday its
? monthly report on total U.S.
: payrolls and the unemploy-
: ment rate. Signs of a stronger
: U.S. labor market helped
: push the S&P 500 index up 0.5
i percent Monday. Oil prices
: were also supported by a drop
: in U.S. crude supplies for a
|: fifth straight week. The Ener-
i gy Department said commer-
©| : cial crude inventories fell 4.2
) : million barrels — more than

the 1.6 million barrel decrease
expected by analysts surveyed
by Platts, the energy informa- ~
tion arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.
Some analysts, such as

quarter before slowing global

"This run-up will not be

: ~ } long lasting," Soultanian said. .
were on the benefit rolls in the :
week ending Dec. 18, the-most }
:_ will not provide further sup-

That's down from about 8.9 ;
million in the previous week. :
Economists say that many
recipients likely used up all :
their benefits, while some: may :
: siderably."

"In the second quarter, when
it becomes clear that the Fed

port to the markets and that: -
the European sovereign debt
crisis will negatively impact
global growth, the markets,
most likely, will weaken con-

In other Nymex trading in

: February contracts, heating

: oil gained 0.1 cent to $2.54a

: gallon while gasoline futures

; added 0.6 cent to $2.45 per

: gallon. February natural gas
‘? futures jumped 6.0 cents to

: $4.53 per 1,000 cubic feet.

In London, Brent crude was

down 14 cents to $95.36 a bar-
: rel on the ICE Futures
i exchange.

_ DOLLAR CLIMBS AHEAD
- OF KEV US JOBS REPORT

| NEW YORK

The dollar rose against the

euro Thursday, a day before
: the Labor Department releases

which saw robust gains that beat Wall :

Street estimates. Luxury stores, including. ; ment. Economists expect that

Saks Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., also showed companies hired more people

big increases as the rallying stock market : last month.

its monthly report on employ

A big j jump. in payrolls would

be the latest sign that the econ-

omy is getting stronger. The

hiring increased.
Economists polled by Fact-

While the U.S. economy ‘s

investors focused on Europe’

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n just over a week, Sun-
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scheduled for January 15-
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By BRENT STUBBS
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THE newly’ formed
Bahamas All-Star Football
League closed out their ini-
tial season by traveling to
Cocoa Beach, Florida, to par-
ticipate in the 2010 Cocoa
Expo High School and Col-
lege Showcase and Junior
Cup.

The event was held Decem-
-ber 26-31 and afforded the
Bahamian team —made up of
players between the ages of
15-16 — fhe opportunity to be
exposed to the number of col-

. this year.

“Running is better in the
Bahamas” with the staging of
the Marathon Bahamas 2011
weekend.

Franklyn Wilson, president
of Sunshine Insurance and
organiser of the event, said
plans are going very well for
what promises to be an even
bigger and better marathon —
which serves as a qualifier for
the Boston Marathon — than
the first ever one last year.
'!“In terms of registration,

I'm pleased to be able to
advise that we have five times
the amount of people regis-
tered from overseas to do the
full marathon as ran last
year,” said Wilson during a
press conference at Sunshine
Insurance yesterday.

“Tn addition, in terms of the
half marathon,.we are more
than three times as many as
ran last year.”

Both the full 26.2 marathon
and the 16.1 half marathon
will be staged 6am January 16

. from the Junkanoo Beach

‘Hotel, ending up at Arawak
Cay.

Unfortunately: Wilson said
they’ve seen a decline in the
amount of local entrants so
far when compared to a year
ago.

But he said that.could be
due in part that the majority
of the residents have been
consumed with the Christmas
holiday and junkanoo.

“So far this week, we have
seen significant movement in
the local registration, which
means that we could have a
lot of late entrants,” Wilson
said.

_ Already registered to com-

--pete. are competitors from
_ Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ger-

many, Great Britain, Israel,

‘Jamaica, Mexico and Nigeria.

, However, Wilson was
junable to confirm whether or

‘not any big marathon runners

have registered. But he said

Sunshine Insurance was in



BRIDGE AGONY: Runners come off the old bridge last et

; .
contact with Grand Bahamian
Delroy Boothe and he has

confirmed that he will be .

coming to defend his title.

“He is, as we speak, train- _

ing in Orlando. He has,been
there for some time and he
has guaranteed us that he will
shave considerable’ minutes

’ off the time that he ran last

year,” Wilson said. /

-In addition to the
marathon, half-marathon and
team competition on Sunday;
there will be.a.number of
activities for both the local

community and visitors alike.

to take part in next weekend.
On Thursday, Governor
General Sir Arthur and Lady

| Foulkes are expected to
entertain the organisers and

participants in a function at

Government House to kick -

off the weekend festivities.
Then at 6am Friday, all

roads will lead to Paradise

Island where a number of dig-

nitaries are expected to’

(FILE photo)

assemble to compete in the
5K Susan Komen Bahamas
Race for the Cure for cancer.

“This is not a race in the
sense of who wins and who
loses. There are no losers in

the Komen’s race,” Wilson |

said. “Everyone can do it. It’s

for a tremendous cause rais-.

ing funds for the Cancer Soci-
ety.”

For those who are still
interested, Wilson said the
registration is still open and
he encouraged those persons,
who may just want to work
off the “ham and turkey”
from Christmas, to come out
and participate.

At the end of end of the

_ Tun, the world famous Amer-

ican recording artist Mary
Mary is scheduled to provide
some entertainment.

At the Cancer Center,
there will be a round table
discussion on why the
Bahamas is “experiencing
what it is experiencing,” said

‘Bigger and better’ marathon ji?

Wilson in reference to the.

amount of women who are
diagnosed with the disease on
a yearly basis.

The event is set for 2- -4pm |

when the general public is
invited to participate in a

question and answer segment

with the authorities from the
Susan Komen organisation.

And on Saturday, there is
to be a Health and Fitness
Expo slated for 3-7pm at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort &
Crystal Palace Casino.

The expo is open to the
public and will feature semi-

nars, healthy lifestyle demon- ~

strdtions, products and prod-
uct sampling, clothing and
food items, nutritional items,

the latest in running gear and

a large selection of “official”
Marathon Baliamas mer-
chandise.

Sunday, however, the main

event will take place with the

‘ running of the marathon, half

marathon and team relay,
comprising of six Ben per
team.
Ron Kramer, of the Boston

Marathon, will be in town to’

assist the organisers in the
running of the event. |
What’s interesting to note is
the fact that the route will
take a new direction this year.
But Wilson says it will be just

‘as challenging and competi-

tive as last year’s run.
Runners will leave from the
Junkanoo Beach and travel
east on Bay Street, over the
new Paradise Island bridge,
back around Paradise Island,
over the old bridge, and con-
tinue east to Montagu Beach
where it started last year. |
.. From Montagu, the runners
will travel west on Shirley
Street, all the way past Gov-
ernment House and continue

' west.

The race will finish at

- Arawak Cay where a live cul-

tural show is expected to take
place..

4th overall in Florida soccer tourney

‘lege coaches on hand.
Although they were fairly

i young, the Bahamian team
_ participated in the Under-19

division against division II col-

legiate teams-and was still

able to finish fourth overall.
Mia Campbell,

ing staff-was very pleased with
the performance of the play-
‘ers and they are already look-
ing forward to returning to
the US to play-in other events
“It was great
because they were playing
under-19 and college D2
teams and they also had the
cold against them,” Campbell

team,
administrator, said the coach- -



FOURTH PLACE: (Top and above) Players who took part in the tournament:

said. “These were under 16
boys who were beaten either
3-1 or 2-1. Just one of our
games, we got blown out 7-0.
But that was a very difficult
team for us to play.

“J think we played up a lev-

' el from the way we played

here. We had a lot of coaches
who were interested in our
players and they have been
put into the data bank so they
can be scouted in the future.”

The team, coached by
Corie Frazer and assisted by
Lenford Hines and Chester
Wilson, saw goals scored from

Perry Brooks, a senior at ©

Femple Christian High



School, Kristoff Wood, a
senior at St John’s College
and. Andrew Sealey of
Queen’s College.

In all of their games played,

Campbell said the Bahamas ©

was not too far behind their
opponents. She noted that it
was a good experience for the
players as well.

The trip to Florida was
sanctioned by the Bahamas
Football Association, who
threw their full support
behind the association.

Campbell said they are now

looking forward to taking an.
under-14 team to compete in

the next tournament.

GB Developmental Girls’ Soccer League to resume Saturday

FREEPORT, Bahamas — The
Grand Bahama Developmental Girls’
Soccer League is expected to resume

play 2pm January 8.

“Exams and the Christmas vacation
are over so the girls will be expected to
be out in full force on Saturday. No
Excuses. Parents and girls are to be
reminded that soccer is a team sport
which means that every player should
be committed to attend each week in
order to make the numbers that is
required to play a game,” said a press

release.

The release said parents should use



progress to be made.

“In the past, parents and girls have
been disappointed when Saturday soc-
cer ends after three months but many
times it is those players who have only
attended half the sessions.

“This year we have extended the

Season is extended to February 19

this as a training tool for life for their
children so that they can understand
that when an individual joins a com-
mittee, team or organisation, you must
be committed to attend in order for

actions.’

season to February 19 which is a real
sacrifice on the coaches’ behalf but
they are willing to do it if the girls are
committed. As my former principal
Annette Poitier used to say at assem-
blies, ‘ there are no rewards or pun-
ishments, just consequences to your

“If girls continue to attend on a reg-
ular basis, we will keep playing until
February next year and if attendance
declines, we will go back to the middle

&

of January next year.”

The evening soccer will not erin
until January 17 for high school girls
and January 20 for 10 to 12- year-old
girls. Evening sessions start at 6pm.

This week, all teams will play two
league games.

The first one will be a make up
game for the games that were sup-
posed to have been played on Decem-
ber 11.

Coaches are asked to contact their
teams and remind them to come out as
teams will lose by default if they don’t
have enough players.

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VOLLEYBALL

NPVA ACTION

AFTER taking a break
for the Christmas holiday,
the New Providence Vol-

-| leyball Association com-

menced its regular season
at the DW Davis Gymnasi-
um Wednesday night. '

In the women’s affair, the
defending champions |.
Scottsdale Vixens secured
their sixth straight pennant
behind Cheryse Rolle and
Laval Sands with a 25-10,
25-14 and 25-16 win over
the Champions Club.

On the men’s side, after
losing the first sét 16-25, the
Scotia Defenders came
from behind to clinch their
third consecutive pennant
title with a big win over the
second place Technicians,
by taking the remaining set
25-21, 25-21 and 25-16.

Tony Simon led all scor-
ers with 13 points followed
closely by Endierich Rah-
ming’s 12 points to seal the
deal for the Defenders. In a
losing . effort, Ron
Demeritte finished with 10
points and Renaldo
Knowles added points for
the Technicians.

The final regular season
games are slated’ to be
played tonight and there
will be a rematch of last
year’s championships.

In the 7:30pm opener, the
Vixens would try to remain

| undefeated as they face the
Johnson’s Lady Truckers in |'
the women’s match. This is
expected to be followed by
a rematch of the men’s 2010
championship as. the pen-
nant winners Scotia

‘| Defenders take on the

defending champs Nation-
al Fence Intruders in men’s
action.

FOOTBALL

CAFL POSTSEASON

THE Commonwealth
American Football
League’s regular season is

now complete and the focus-| -

has switched to the playoffs.

The Jets repeated as the
pennant winners with a 7-1
win-loss record, having suf-
fered their only loss at the

‘| hands of the V-8 Fusion

Stingrays. i
The Stingrays knocked
the Pros from the second |

place position, defeating
them in the final week of
the regular season.

The Defence Force
Destroyers have improved
tremendously and will
round out the top four, but
they have said they intend
to be in the Chappe
this year.

“This is a mission they
really think they can accom-
plish and they are trained
to evaluate the enemies’
arsenal and ability before
they attack,” the CAFL said

ina press release.

“The Pros are the defend-

‘| ing champions and will not

go down without a fight and |’
so the Stingrays will have
their hands full.”

Here’s a look at the play-
off format:

Saturday, January 15.

Stingrays (6-2) vs Pro (5-3)

Sunday, January 16th -
Destroyers (2-6) vs Jets (7-
1) ,

All games are scheduled
to begin 1:30pm at the D W
Davis playing field. Winners
of these games will meet for
the championship that is set
for February 5. And the
awards presentation dinner
is slated for February 20 at a
venue to be announced.

At this time, the CAFL
will review the All Bahami-
an, Championship winners,
MVPs of both the regular
season and championship
and the sportsman and
coach of the year. “We
invite all to come and see
great football action,” the
CAFL said. “Those who
traveled to Miami for the
Dolphins games must come
and see the league where
the Dolphins will be com-
ing to play next year.”


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Villarreal rallies to knock
Valencia out of Copa del Rey

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS
AP Sports Writer



MADRID (AP) — A sec-
ond-half burst of goals saw
Villarreal rally from a two-
goal deficit Thursday for a 4-
2 win over Valencia that put
it into the quarterfinals of the
Copa del Rey.

Marco Ruben's 63rd-
minute strike ensured Villar-
real advanced after a score-
less first leg. Ruben tapped
into an open goal after Cani's

‘ one-two with Giuseppe Rossi
put him clear into the area
to find Ruben alone in the
center.

Valencia deme the
first half and Ever Banega
put the visitors ahead at El
Madrigal stadium after five
minutes when goalkeeper
Juan Carlos Sanchez spilled
the Argentine's long-distance
shot.

Roberto Soldado con-
trolled Maduro Hedwiges'
jong ball in the 23rd to tap
past Sanchez for Valencia's
second away goal.

Needing to score at least
three times, Villarreal started
the rally right after the break
as Santi Cazorla streaked
into the area to convert

-Rossi's pass for the hosts'
first in the 47th. Two min-
utes later, Rossi scored a
penalty after Marius Stanke- .
vicius brought down Ruben.

While both clubs created
chances in the regional der-
by, Villarreal controlled the
tempo with Ruben scoring
before Rossi scored his:sec-
ond during injury time with
an individual effort.

"The result shows we also
won with our tactics and that
we knew to stick to our con-
victions," Villarreal coach
juan Carlos Garrido said.

Villarreal plays defending
champion Sevilla in the last
eight of the domestic cup
competition while Atletico
Madrid is all but certain to
face city rival Real Madrid
after a 2-1 agpregate win over
Espanyol. Madrid takes an”
8-0 lead into the second leg
against Levante, later on
Thursday.

Atletico striker Sergio



Aguero held off two defend-
ers inthe 25th minute to:con-
trol Raul Garcia's pass and
beat goalkeeper. Cristian
Alvarez with a rising shot.
Luis Garcia made it 1-1 with
a free kick in injury time. ,

Earlier, second-division
leader Real Betis: beat
Getafe 3-1 to overcome a

first-leg deficit and win 4-3.

on aggregate to set up a
match with Barcelona.
Getafe goalkeeper Oscar

Ustari was outstanding early,
making seven saves in the

opening '40 minutes before.

Jorge Molina beat the
Argentine in the 56th at the
Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Ruben Castro scored goals
in the 72nd and 90th for
Betis, which hung on for vic-
tory after Javier Casquero

‘pulled one back for Getafe
-In injury time. "They were

superior. from minute one,"
Getafe coach Michel said.

"It's unacceptable to play
like that as a topflight team."

Tier

Betis — the only lower-tier
club left in the competition
— may not have captain
Achille Emana available for
next week's game after the
Cameroon midfielder was
taken off with an apparent
knee injury in the 52nd.

Almeria scored four first-

S



half goals in a 4-3 win at Mal-
lorca to advance 8-6 on
aggregate.

Pablo Piatti scored 30 sec-
onds into the match and
again in the 40th minute after
Juanma Ortiz had also added
two for the visitors.

The result seemed in little
doubt before Fernando
Cavenaghi put Mallorca.on
the board with his 70th-
minute goal. Michael-Pereira
scored from long-range a



‘PENALTY SCORE: Villarreal’ s Giuseppe Rossi celebrates after scoring from the. penalty spot in ie Copa del Rey second-leg match
against Valencia atthe Merge stadium in Spain, Thursday.

(AP Photo)

minute before Cavenaghi
added his second in the 77th.
But even after losing defend-

er Fabian Vargas to asecond .

yellow card in the 83rd,

Almeria resisted the late’

pressure and will next meet
Deportivo La Coruna.

Record 25-time champion
Barcelona eliminated Ath-
letic Bilbao on Wednesday,
when defending champion
Sevilla and Deportivo also
advanced.

FA Cup brings more pressure

for an ai

Sy STUART CONDIE
AP Sports Writer



LONDON (AP) — The FA Cup
regularly gives under-pressure man-
agers an opportunity to forget about
Premier League problems for a few
days with the prospect of a comfort-
able win against a lowly opponent.

But while Chelsea, Manchester
City and Tottenham take on second-
or third-tier sides in this weekend's
third round, underperforming Liv-
erpool heads to Old Trafford on Sun-
day to face Premier League leader
and record 11-time FA Cup, winner
Manchester United.

It's hardly an ideal fixture for Liv-
erpool manager Roy Hodgson, who
is under huge pressure after Wednes-
day's ninth league defeat of the sea-
son left his team four points above

' the relegation zone.

Hodgson can only hope the occa-
sion rouses his players. —

"It'll be the next performance
which could change things," Hodgson
said,

Hodgson has some grounds for
optimism — after all, Liverpool held
United 2-2 before conceding an 84th-
tainute winner at Old Trafford ‘in
September — but Liverpool's recent
performances have been poor.

Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Black-

burn led to renewed chants by fans »

against Hodgson, who has struggled
to meet expectations of supporters
used to regular cup success and top-
four finishes.
United did lose to another tradi-
tional rival at the same stage last sea-
son, but that 1-0 win for Leeds has

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son.even more determined to avoid a
repeat of that shock.

"It was a bad result last season
against Leeds, especially consider-
ing the rivalry between the two
clubs," Ferguson said. "In hindsight,
I could have picked a stronger team.
I won't be making that mistake this
time."

Ferguson rested sever ral players for
Tuesday's 2-1 Premier League win
over Stoke, so the likes of Rio Fer-
dinand, Anderson and Edwin van
der Sar could all return to face Liv-
erpool.

With Wayne Rooney carrying an

‘ ankle injury, the England striker may

again sit out a match in favor of Mex-
ico international Javier Hernandez,
who took his season tally to nine
goals with the opener against Stoke.

Also Sunday, Chelsea hosts
Ipswich, Manchester City is at Leices-
ter, and Tottenham hosts Charlton.

Chelsea desperately needs a
qnorale-boosting win against a team
managed by former Manchester
United captain Roy Keane after slip-
ping out of the Premier League's top
four with a run of 10 points from 11
matches.

"We have to prepare well for our
next game and maintain confidence
because it is very easy to lose confi-
dence," Ancelotti said. "It is not good
our season so far but we can fight
for a lot of things and nothing is lost
at the moment.

"It is difficult to come back in the
Premier League but we have the FA
Cup and we have the Champions
League."



ng Liverpool club_

simply made manager Alex Fergu- ,



GOAL GLORY: Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring against
Stoke in their English Premier League match at Old Trafford Stadium Tuesday.

(AP Photo)

Ronaldinho
officially ends
contract with

AC Milan

By TALES AZZONI
Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) —
Ronaldinho reached an agree-
ment with AC Milan to offi-
cially end his contract with the
Italian club on Thursday,
clearing the way for his to
return to Brazil.

Ronaldinho did not
announce his new club, how-
ever, and three Brazilian clubs
remain in contention to sign
the two-time FIFA player of
the year — Palmeiras, Fla-
mengo and former team
Gremio.

Ronaldinho said there is
"nothing decided" yet regard-
ing his future, but reiterated
that he wants to play in Brazil.

"We reached an agreement
with Milan and now I'm free
to continue my life here in
Brazil," Ronaldinho said.

In a news conference along-
side Milan vice president
Adriano Galliani in Rio de
Janeiro, the 30-year-old
Ronaldinho said he is grateful
for his "wonderful" time with
the Italian club.

Galliani said through a
translator that he is sad to see
Ronaldinho leave and will
remain in Brazil until the
player chooses his new club
and finalizes his transfer from
Milan.

Ronaldinho's agent and
brother-Roberto Assis said he
will continue negotiating with
the Brazilian clubs, but
Ronaldinho's desire to play in
Brazil has eliminated English
Premier League side Black-
burn Rovers from the race to *
sign the playmaker.

Ronaldinho had said
Gremio was his first choice in

. his return to Brazilian foot-

ball. It was at the Porto Ale-
gre club that the playmaker
started his professional career
in 1998, and where he played

in youth squads since age sev-

en.

Outside the Copacsbang:
Palace hotel where Ronaldin-
ho gave his news conference, °
some Flamengo fans chanted
loudly to try to convince the
player to pick their club.
Ronaldinho has said that he
would like to play for Brazil's
most popular club atsome
point in his career and former
Brazil teammates such as
Adriano have encouraged him
to join.

Palmeiras coach Luiz Felipe ©
Scolari also was trying to per-
suade the player, who helped
‘him win the 2002 World Cup .

‘with Brazil. Palmeiras said it
had made the best offer finan-
cially.

Struggling Blackburn came
in as a late contender for
Ronaldinho, but the player
had already made up his mind .
about returning to Brazil to |
‘try to revamp his career; fol-
lowing in the footsteps of
‘Adriano and Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho still wants to
play in the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil and hopes that a suc-
cessful return to Brazilian
football will help him reach
that goal.

The 30-year-old won con-
secutive FIFA World Player
of the Year awards in 2004
and.2005 while with
Barcelona and led the Spanish
club to the Champions
League title in 2006.

But after leaving Barcelona
to join AC Milan in 2008,

- Ronaldinho struggled to

establish himself at the Italian

‘club. He also disappointed

with Brazil at the 2006 World

Cup and was not included in -
the squad for the 2010 tourna-
ment in South Africa.

‘He had been playing spo-
radically with Milan and after
the New Year he was autho-
rized to leave the team's train-
ing camp to travel to Brazil.
The club will likely save mon-
ey with Ronaldinho's transfer -
to Brazil because it will not
have to continue paying the
player's high salary.

Ronaldinho has been play-
ing in Europe since he joined
France's Paris Saint Germain
in 2001, where he stayed for
two years before making the
move to Barcelona.

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behind the news,

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NFL, ESPN
talking ext.

NEW YORK (AP) — The
NFL and ESPN are negotiat-
ing an extension of their rights
deal that would significantly
increase the network's pay-
ments and also could include
new media rights.

Despite the impending
expiration of the collective
bargaining agreement with
the players, the league already
has contracts with its other
broadcast partners that cov-
er the 2011 season and
beyond. ESPN is signed up
through 2013, paying $1.1 bil-
lion a year for Monday night
football and the NFL draft.

Last fall, the league extend-
ed ESPN's exclusive bargain-
ing window, and an ESPN
spokesman says, "We contin-
ue to have conversations with
the NFL and have not yet
reached a new agreement."

The CBA expires in March,
yet the NFL already is set for
broadcasting rights with
ESPN, even without an exten-
sion that could bring the cable
outlet's payments closer to $2
billion a year; with Fox, which
does NFC games; with CBS,
which has the AFC; and with
NBC, which does Sunday
night football.

The league also has a deal
with DirecTV through 2014
worth about $4 billion for the
Sunday Ticket and Red Zone
package.

Earlier this week, a special
master began hearings on an
NFLPA complaint that the
league improperly renegoti-
ated network TV contracts.

Stephen Burbank is expect-
ed to rule on the issue this
month, with both sides
allowed to appeal.

The complaint alleges the
NFL structured the contracts
so it would be guaranteed
money even if there were a
lockout in 2011 — while not
maximizing revenue from oth-
er seasons when the league
would have to share that
income with players.

The union says that violates
a 17-year-old agreement
between the sides that stipu-
lates the league must make

good-faith efforts to maximize

revenue for players.



NEW YORK (AP) —
LeBron James and Dwyane
Wade of the Heat and Kevin
Garnett and Rajon Rondo of
the Celtics are on pace to be
voted as starters for the NBA
All-Star game.

Garnett and Rondo
remained in second place at
their positions behind the
Heat duo in the third voting
returns announced Thursday.

Orlando center Dwight
Howard is the other leader
among Eastern Conference
players and has the most
votes of any player in the con-
ference.

‘The Lakers' Kobe Bryant
is the. top overall vote-getter
for the game in his home Sta-
ples Center on February 20.

The Hornets' Chris Paul at
the other guard and Okla-

homa City's Kevin Durant *

and Denver's Carmelo

Anthony at forward are the:

other West leaders, while
Houston's Yao Ming has a
sizable lead at center despite
being out for the season with
a foot injury.

Boosted by the huge online
vote total he receives from
fans in his native China, Yao
was voted as a starter the first
seven years of his career, from
2003-09. He was not on the

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2 Heat, 2 Celtics on pace
to earn All-Star starts



FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 3E



ALL-STARS: Celtics forward Kevin Garnett yells as guard Rajon Rondo (front) watches the final seconds
of the second half of a game against the Bobcats in Charlotte. The Celtics won 93-62.

ballot last season, when he
was out for the year with a
Injury.

to start, Commissioner David
Stern chooses an injury
replacement for the roster
and the conference's coach

‘(AP Photo)

tabs a reserve to start.

The starters are expected
to be announced on January
2k

Lee finalizes
$7.25m contract
with the Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) —
First baseman Derrek Lee
finalized a $7.25 million,
one-year contract Thursday
with the Baltimore Orioles,
who hope he can provide
punch to a lineup that
ranked 21st in home runs
last season.

The 35-year-old free
agent, who can earn an addi-
tional $2.75 million in per-
formance bonuses, had 19
homers and 80 RBIs in 148
games with the Chicago
Cubs and Atlanta Braves
last year. He has 312 career
home runs, including 35 with
the Cubs in 2009.

Luke Scott led the Orioles
last season with 27 homers.
First baseman Ty Wigginton
(22) was the only other play-
er to top 20. Lee has hit at
least 20 home runs in nine of
the last 11 seasons. ‘

The two-time NL All-Star
and three-time Gold Glove
winner agreed to terms last
week and signed a contract
after passing a physical. Lee
fills the void left by the
departure of Wigginton,
who signed as a free agent
with Colorado.

Lee can earn an additional
$500,000 each for 400 and
500 plate appearances, and
- $250,000 each for 425, 450,

_Ifan injured player is voted

475! 525,550, 575 and 600.

Pieters shoots 7-under 66 to lead Africa Open by one

EAST LONDON, South Africa
(AP) Branden Grace holed a 9-iron
approach at the 18th hole to get with-
in a shot of Brandon Pieters for the

Africa Open lead after Thursday's

partially completed first round.

Grace's eagle lifted him to 6-under
67, with Pieters' early 66 holding up
when play was halted with 24 players
still on the course in gathering dark-
ness at East London Golf Club. A
dense coastal fog in the morning had
caused an 10-hour delay at the Euro-
pean Tour event.

"I was just trying to hit it close,"
Grace said.

It was an exclamation point to a

round that opened with a birdie but
faltered with a bogey on the fourth.

"T was a bit nervous about what that
might have done to my day," he said.
"But the turning point came when I
sank a good 15-footer for birdie on
the 10th, and that was the first of three
inarowforme." ~

He bogeyed the 14th — a hole play-
ers battled all day — but birdied the
16th and then came the moment of
magic on the 18th.

He shared second with the fellow
South African Jaco van Zyl, J ean-Bap-
tiste Gonnet of France, Fredrik Ohls-
son of Sweden, Elliot Saltman of Scot-
land and Miles Tunnicliff of England.

New York Jets
at Indianap

Pieters, also of South Africa, was a -
; surprise leader in the clubhouse. He'd

injured his knee on his way back from
European Tour Q-School then aggra-
vated it when he slipped on an
embankment during the South
African Open just before Christmas.
"I just did nothing for two weeks,
resting my knee after the SA Open,
and I felt really rusty on the range," he
said. f
But after the turn Pieters made five
birdies beginning at No. 3. "It was a
case of making more putts in that
stretch than I made all of last year," he

joked. —

Had he not had three bogeys in the

first 10 holes, he might have had a
runaway lead. "The bogeys were just
from bad tee shots," Pieters said: "The
rough's up, and I just hit three bad
tee shots which resulted in bogeys."

Defending champion Charl
Schwartzel was 4-under 33 going out
and a birdie on 11 seemed to set him
for a superb round, but he had bogeys
13, 14 and 18. The damage was com-
pensated somewhat by an eagle on
No. 15, finishing with a 69 to tie for
14th with 10 other players.

Two-time US Open champion
Retief Goosen labored to a 75, while
Darren Clarke, who was second to
Goosen in 2009, had a 69.



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Roddick,
Soderling
advance

BRISBANE, Australia
(AP) = Second-seeded
Andy Roddick beat Mar-

cos Baghdatis of Cyprus”

6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to
reach the semifinals of the
Brisbane International.

The eighth-ranked
American hit seven aces
and converted 65 per cent
of his first serve points to
beat the 20th-ranked
Baghdatis.

Baghdatis managed to
hold serve only once in the
opening set. In the second,
his big shots matched Rod-
dick until the eighth game,
when the American broke
at love.

Also, Kevin Anderson
of South Africa rallied to
beat Santiago Giraldo of
Colombia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to
reach the last four.

Earlier, top-seeded
Robin Soderling of Swe-
den held on to. beat
Michael.Berrer.of Ger-
many 6-3, 7-6 (7) and
reach the quarterfinals

Soderling saved both
break points he faced
against the left-handed
Berrer.

Tough

"It was tough today.

Two sets, but they were
both really close and I had
to save some break points
in the first set," the Swede.
said. "The second one was
really close and I was
lucky to win this match in
two sets. ..: Tiebreaks are
“always a little different.
You have to stay -very

focused. He came up with.

some good stuff in the
tiebreak, but I still man-
aged to win it."
Soderling's next oppo-
nent will be Australian
qualifier Matthew Ebden,
who defeated eighth-seed-
ed Denis Istomin. of
Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-4.

Former Wimbledon:

finalist Marion Bartoli of
France beat, Barbora
Zahlavova Strycova of the

Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 to:.

reach the women' s semi-
finals.

The fourth-seeded Bar-
toli trailed 2-1 in the first
set before winning the
next eight games. She will
next face either Jarmila
Groth or Andrea
Petkovic.

Petra Kvitova of the
Czech Republic defeated
Dominka Cibulkova 6-0;
6-4 and will meet fifth-
seeded Russian Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova in the
other semifinal match.

Pavlyuchenkova‘led 6-
2, 5-1 before holding off
Lucie Safarova of the
Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7
(4), 6-3.



Serbia reaches Hopman Cup final

By. ALEXANDRA WILLIS
Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP)
— Serbia reached the Hop-
man Cup final on Thursday
despite losing 2-1 to Bel-

gium in its final round-robin

series.

Serbia blanked Kaza-
khstan and Australia this
week and only needed to
. win_one match against Bel-
gium to advance. Novak.

_ Djokovic took care.of that, ...

beating Ruben Bemelmans

of Belgium 6-3, 6-2 after Jus-

tine Henin had defeated
Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3.
Henin and Bemelmans

then won the mixed doubles

3-6, 6-4, 10-4 (Champions
tiebreaker).

Serbia will meet Italy,
France or the United States

from Group B in Saturday's

final.
"We were really eager to
win it," said Djokovic, who-
is playing his first Hopman

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Returning from injury,
Venus falls to Zvonareva

RETURN: Venus Williams serves against Vera Zvonareva during the Hong.Kong Tennis

Classic match Thursday. Zvonareva won 6-4, 6-2.



By MIN LEE
Associated Press



HONG KONG (AP) — Venus
Williams lost to second-ranked Vera
Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday at the
Hong Kong Classic exhibition tour-
nament in her first match since the
US Open.

Williams was sidelined with a left
knee injury for the last part of the

2010 season and is. using the tourna- .

ment as her only warmup for the Aus-
tralian Open.
The two players traded breaks in

the second and third games of the first ___

set before the Russian broke to love in
the fourth. Zvonareva broke again in
the first game of the second set and
extended her lead to 5-2 with another
break. She closed out the match when
Williams' forehand return landed
wide.

The American, a seven-time Grand
Slam champion, said she wasn't sur-
prised by her rustiness and that she
expects her form to improve with
more play.

In Hong Kong, she will play anoth-
er singles match and is playing mixed

doubles with retired men's great John,

McEnroe..

"T haven't played that many match-

es in the last six months, so'I think it
showed. a little bit today, but it's not
too unexpected," Williams said. "I just
need to get out there and play points.
I don't feel any pressure right now to
play my best tennis. I know my best
tennis will come with each and every:

(AP Photo) -match."

With both Williams and younger
sister Serena reaching veteran age —
Venus is now 30 and her sibling is 29

_ — Injuries are more frequent and per-

sistent. Serena also saw her 2010 sea-
son cut short, although by a noncom-
petitive injury. She hurt her right foot
at a restaurant and that put her out of
action after she won at Wimbledon in
July for her 13th Grand Slam title.

Still, retirement doesn't appear to
be on the agenda.

"No," Venus said when asked about

calling it quits. "None of those
thoughts at all, really."
Zvonareva, who is 1-7 against the
older Williams sister on the WTA
tour, got a rare win as the Russian
tries to build on a successful 2010 sea-
son, when she reached two consecu-
tive major finals at Wimbledon and
the US Open.

"I'm a much more enperienasd
player right now. I can play different
matches and different situations much
better than before," the 26-year-old
Russian said. "Definitely that experi-
ence that I was able to get last year —
it will help me in the future matches.

"I'm just looking forward to the new
season. '

Conditions were chilly at Victoria
Park Center Court on Thursday, with
temperatures dropping into the mid-
50s. Both players wore long-sleeved
tops and donned pants beneath their
skirts.

Earlier in the day, American
teenager Melanie Oudin was up a set
and a break but lost to Maria Kir-

- ilenko 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0.

Federer to meet Tsonga in Qatar Open semis

DOHA, Outi (AP). — Rafael
Nadal and Roger Federer remain
on course to meet in the Qatar Open
final after both won their quarterfi-
nals in straight sets on Thursday.

Federer, a two-time champion in
Doha, routed sixth-seeded Viktor
Troicki 6-2, 6-2 in just 65 minutes
and will face third-seeded Jo-Wil-
fried Tsonga in the semifinals. Top-
ranked Nadal was given more of a
test by Latvia's Ernests Gulbis

before he came through 7-6 (3), 6-3.)

(it is always a difficult match

‘against him," Nadal said. "You have
‘to play special against him. I did my

best today and I am happy about it.

.. [pushed him hard and broke him’

many times. I am playing well. My
target here is to win.'

Nadal plays defending champion
Nikolay Davydenko or Ivo Karlovic
on Friday.

The Spaniard broke Gulbis in the
fourth game of the first set and,
although Gulbis broke back, the 22-

“year-old Latvian could not maintain

his form in the tiebreaker and Nadal

won four points in a row to take it.
On Wednesday, Nadal ‘dropped

the second set 6-0 against Lukas

‘Lacko after taking the first’on a

tiebreaker, but there was no repeat
against Gulbis. He broke twice more
to win easily.

Federer, who won the title in 2005



and 2006, had little euble’ improv-
ing his win-loss record at the tour-
nament to 21-3..He broke Troicki
twice in each set while holding serve
easily against a tired-looking oppo-
nent who has won just one ATP
title.

The No. 2-ranked Federer did not
serve a single ace but did not have to
save a break point as he kept up his
record of not dropping a set in the
tournament.

"Look, I am happy with my form
here.and in this match," Federer

said. "It wasn't a tough match and I -

was quite comfortable. ... I was in
control of my shots and created
many opportunities. This was easy
compared to the first two matches."

Tsonga outlasted seventh-seeded
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain
7-6 (4), 7-6 (9) to continue his suc-

cessful comeback from a knee injury .

that brought his 2010 season to an
early end.

Federer has won two of his three
previous meetings with the French-
man.

"He's a wonderful player, a great
character," Federer said: "He has
performed well at the big tourna-
ments, especially on the hard sur-
face at the Australian Open.

"Unfortunately, he's had injuries
and didn't play as much but he's
tough."

\





INTO SEMIS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts as he defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the Qatar
_ATP Open tournament Thursday.

(AP Phota)

Nishikori
beats Falla to
reach Chennai

quarters

CHENNAI, India (AP) —

-’ Kei Nishikori of Japan rallied

_ to beat Alejandro Falla of
‘Colombia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on :

Thursday and reach the quar-

terfinals of the Chennai Open.

The 98th-ranked Nishiko-
ri, who beat two-time defend-
ing champion Marin Cilic in
the opening round, was down
a break and trailing 3-0 in the
second set when he turned the
match’ around.

Also, sixth-seeded Janko
Tipsarevic of Serbia defeated
Alexandre Kudryavtsev of
Russia 6-2, 7-6 (3), and
eighth-seeded Robin Haase

‘of the Netherlands beat
Yuichi Sugita of Japan 4-6, 6-
3, 6-4.

INTO FINAL: Serbia’s Novak Djorkovic reaches out for a forehand.return against Belgium’s Rubens Bemelmans i in their singles at the Hopman
Cup tournament in Perth, Australia, Thursday.

Cup since 2007, after leading -
Serbia to the Davis Cup title
in December.

"It was five years ago, the
first time together, we were -
young and not experienced,
and we did not have luck to
go through the finals. This

(AP Photo)

"But not get too far back

either where he can feel like
he's getting a lot of midcourt
balls that he can dictate play
and put me on the defensive.

straight match at the event
and showed no sign of a lin-
gering elbow injury. She getting through more match-
raced out toa4-1leadinthe es and getting more confi-
second set before closing out dence."

duced his best performance
of the week at the mixed
team event in beating Gol-
ubev 6-3, 6-3.

"I played him at the

a little bit more aggressive
than I was today. It's just

Cia

For the stories

behind the news,

time we were winning quite
comfortably, our matches,

and really playing well. Both

of us, we have a good
chance to win the trophy."
Henin won her third

the match.
"I thought today was
probably one of the worst

matches I played lately and I °

really got down on myself,"

Ivanovic said. "I have to be '

Also Thursday, Australia
swept Kazakhstan 3-0, with
Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia
Molik teaming up to beat
Andrey Golubev and Sesil
Karatantcheva. Hewitt pro-

French Open a couple of
years ago and he's a great

shot-maker, so it was impor-

tant for me to go out there
and weather the storm
against him," Hewitt said.

It was a bit of a balance for
me."

Molik beat Karatantcheva

6-3, 6-2 before the Aus-
tralian duo won the mixed
doubles 8-7 (1) in a pro set.

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By ALAN ROBINSON
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When
Steelers quarterback Ben Roeth-
lisberger steps into the pocket and

‘looks downfield for Mike Wallace,
he's knows one thing for certain.
- He's not overthrowing one of the

NFL's fastest players, unless he .

somehow launches the ball 10 yards
beyond the end zone.

- "Can't do it," Roethlisberger
said.

When the Steelers drafted Wal-
lace in 2009, they knew they were
- getting a fast receiver. They had
no idea the third-round draft pick
from Mississippi might find him-
self being compared to receivers
such as Hall of Famers John Stall-
worth and Lynn Swann so early in
his career.

In two seasons, Wallace has 16 :

touchdown catches, including 10 in

_ his first year as a starter this season.
By comparison, Stallworth and
Swann both had career highs of 11
touchdowns.

Wallace also averages 21 yards
every time he catches a pass, and
12.7 yards whenever a pass is
thrown his way — whether he
catches it or not. His seven 100-

‘ yard games tied Stallworth for the

most in a Steelers season. He also--

ranked second in the league with 17
catches of 25 yards or more.

No matter who the Steelers play
in the NFL divisional playoffs next
week, defending Wallace will be a
priority for their opponent.

"Last year, I was just happy to
catch the ball, just trying to make
sure J didn't drop the ball," Wal-
lace said. "This year, I wanted to
score more, try to get up the field a
lot faster when I catch the ball."

Wallace was mostly the Steelers"

No. 3 receiver last season, playing
often in extra-receiver sets. Yet, he

ce averaged a league-high 19.4 yards

- per.catch. This season, he was
topped only by the Eagles' DeSean
Jackson at 22.5. -
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TOUCHDOWN: Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace catches a 56-yard touchdown

pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter of a game against

the Browns in Cleveland.

wide receiver in the league. But he
also can't name anyone faster.
"If he had the amount of catches

_ (the NFL leaders had), he'd have a

ridiculous amount of yards,"
Roethlisberger said. "But you
know what? Maybe that gives him
the motivation to improve and try
to get up there."

Wallace's ongoing development

has lessened the impact of former.

Super Bowl MVP. Santonio

' Holmes' offseason trade to the Jets.

The Steelers have a better record
(12-4) than they did last year (9-

(Ai . oto)

7), and part of that is the chem-

istry that Wallace and Roet!

berger have developed in an

increasingly uptempo offense.
Roethlisberger constantly kids

Wallace. He calls him Burn. Not,

because of his speed, but because
of his first name, which is Burnell.
At the same time, Roethlisberger is
pushing Wallace to get better, to
add this trick or this move or this
skill to his resume.

"To be doing all ‘the things he' s
doing at a young age is amazing,"
said wide receiver Hines Ward,

. guy now and get separation.

who also works extensively with
Wallace. "But people don't always
see the stuff he's getting better on
— the route running, the getting
in and out of cuts. He can push a
The
more he develops, the better he's
going to make everybody because
it's going to be very hard to defend
him. You're going to have to wor-
ry about negating his big-play abil-
ity, and that's going to open up
plays for other guys."

On Sunday, the Steelers planned
to target Wallace in man-to-man
coverage to start their game in
Cleveland, regardless of field posi-
tion. Roethlisberger delivered a
perfectly placed pass to an open
Wallace for a 56-yard touchdown,
and the Steelers went on to win 41-
9, secure the AFC North title and a
first-round playoff bye.

The game before, Wallace had
a 43-yard catch for Pittsburgh's first
touchdown in a 27-3 victory over
Carolina: Five of Wallace's touch-
downs this season are for 40 yards
or longer, and he and Roethlis-
berger already have connected
eight times in two seasons on scor-
ing pass. plays of such length.

Wallace's growing confidence is
evident, too.

Asked about going against Jets
cornerback Darrelle Revis last
month, Wallace said, "I don't care
about nobody. He's just another
ov, He's a really good player, but
1 ma real good player myself."

Wallace's rapid improvement,
and the addition of rookies

amanuel Sa: ' ‘Se tehes for
376 yards and 2 touchdow ns) and
Antonio Brown (16 catches, 167
yards), provide an element of speed
the Steelers haven't always had.

"We understand that this is the
playoffs, and we expect things to
happen pretty quickly there," Wal-
lace said. "I just want Ben to know
I'll be ready for him when he needs

. me, I'll make he big plays, just like

I did during the regular season. It
doesn't matter that I haven't been
in the playoffs before."

Ravens LB Lewis stoked for another Super Bowl run

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) —
Ray Lewis knows there won't be
many more chances to win another
Super Bowl, so. he's attached a
sense of urgency to this year's play-
offs.

Baltimore opens the postseason
Sunday in Kansas City, but the

’ Ravens linebacker began talking
championship with his teammates
when New Orleans came to town
last month.

The night before the Ravens
faced the defending Super Bowl
champion Saints, he gave an impas-
sioned speech to his teammates,
stressing the importance of dedi-
cation and sacrifice.

"When New Orleans was coming
here, they are still defending
champs until somebody else touch-
es that confetti," Lewis said
Wednesday. "That's what I tried
to get my young guys to clue in on.
We watched them win a Super
Bowl against the Colts last year.
Do you want to feel that? Because
I do — again."

For Lewis, that's the only Tea-
son to play the game.

His 12 Pro Bowl invitations and
two Defensive Player of the Year
awards are meaningless next to the
Super Bowl ring he earned a
decade ago with Baltimore.

Now in his 15th season, the 35-
year-old Lewis wants to make each
play, each down count.

"I've watched some of the great-
est warriors come in this business
and leave this business without a
ring," Lewis said. "When you get
that, the thing that waters. your
mouth is to feel that again. So when
you find yourself back here, the
message starts to become simple:
What will you sacrifice for your
team? What will you give up for
that ultimate prize?"

‘Sounds like another speech
brewing. And if Lewis does decide
to address the Ravens before they
face the Chiefs, there is no doubt
that his teammates vil heed every
word.

"It's huge to-have a guy like him
on the team, someone who knows
what it takes to do something that's
darn near impossible," linebacker
Terrell Suggs said. "There's only
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before. A couple of years in the
past we've had chances to win it
but we've come up short: He can
pinpoint exactly why we came up
short."

Lewis understands how difficult
a task it is to win a Super Bowl
title. This will be the sixth time

- since their lone Super Bow] appear-

ance that the Ravens have been in
the playoffs, and each of the previ-
ous five ended in disappointment.

Lewis intends to rectify that
shortcoming in the weeks ahead.

"We're back in the dance a third
(consecutive) year. I say finish. Fin-
ish naw. Because we've done
everything else," he said. "We've
been to the AFC championship,
we've been to the divisional round,
we've done everything we're sup-
posed to do. What's next for us?
What's next is finish."

If he can't go to the Super Bowl
as a player, Lewis won't go as a
fan. The only way he intends to be
there in person is wearing a hel-
met, shoulder pads and a No. 52

jersey.

"I would never attend one with-'

out playing in it. But I do watch
it," Lewis said. "You sit there and
you're like, 'Wow, somebody will
experience what I experienced.’ |
want that. That's the only reason
you play the game. And right now,’
my job as a leader of this team is to
tell them, 'Look, we've got three
weeks. Make up your mind. We've
got Kansas City this week, whoev-
er the next week and whoever the
next week. Whatever you've got to
do, let's see if we can make that
trip to Dallas.'"

Lewis has been the leader of this
team for 15 years, but his dozen
Pro Bowl invitations are proof that
he's more than just a voice in the
huddle and locker room. He leads

the Ravens with 145 tackles, has-

two interceptions, two sacks, forced
two fumbles and recovered three.
That, and his experience, should
prove instrumental in Baltimore's
bid to go deep into the playoffs.
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you have confidence they're going

to be leaders and play great,",

Ravens cornerback Chris Carr said.
"They always show up in big
games. When you're playing with
great players like that who have
experience, you go into the playoffs
it doesn't seem like as big a deal.
Ray has high expectations every
single week, so we're going to feel
comfortable out there having him
with us."

After going through training
camp and a.17-week regular season
to get to this point, Lewis can't wait
to get started.

"Here we go again," he said.
"You had your peaks and valleys,
your ups and downs, your wrongs
and rights, your dos, your don'ts.
You had all these different things.
And now you find yourself with
the only reason you play the game,
and that's the opportunity to be in
the dance."

And, more importantly, to be the
last one standing.

_ Indianapolis Colts

Colts kicker.
Vinatieri still
clutch in the
15th season

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPO- [
LIS (AP) — Adam Ff
Vinatieri is still
clutch — and still,
almost automatic.

The veteran

kicker made a 43-
yard field goal as
ume expired this
past Sunday ina
23-20 victory over
the Tennessee 7
Titans, his first 2
game-winner in.

over two years. VINATIERI (AP)

The man who
has two Super Bowl-winning kicks was
happy to get reacquainted with a bit of
pressure in time for Saturday night's play-
off game against the New York Jets.

- "It's been a little while since I've had
the opportunity," he said. "There were a
couple games early in the year where it
was looking like we might have a chance
and it didn't turn out that way, but it's
always nice to have an opportunity to get
out there and try and help your team win
games. It was nice to get it when we did,
and hopefully, we'll carry that momen-
tum into the postseason."

Vinatieri also made a season-long 48-
yarder and a 44-yarder against the Titans.
He has made 14 straight field goals since
missing his only two attempts of the sea-
son Oct. 17 at Washington.

"He has really been solid down the
stretch here," quarterback Peyton Man-



“ning said. "He has made a lot of kicks.

We certainly feel like we want to be bet-
ter in the red'zone and don't like settling
for field goals, but when called upon, that
is what he does. We certainly felt real
good about that, but you don't take him
for granted. I certainly don't."

The 38-year-old Vinatieri.has statistics
to be proud of. He ranks 11th all-time in
field-goal percentage (82.7), 11th in field
goals made and is one of just seven play-
ers in league history to score 500 or more
points with two different teams.

"His longevity is based upon the fact
that not only is he good, not.only is he
extremely accurate, but he is also a real
professional in how he goes about taking

care of himself," Colts coach Jim Caldwell
said.

But Vinatieri is best known for when he
makes kicks.

He.won two Super Bowls for the New .

England Patriots in the final seconds — a

48-yarder to beat the St. Louis Rams in
2002 and a 41-yarder to beat the Carolina
Panthers two years later.

As a Colt in 2007, he made five field
goals in the playoffs against Baltimore to
help Indy beat the Ravens 15-6, and made
three field goals in a Super Bowl win over
Chicago. He made 14 of 15 field goals in
the playoffs that year and set an NFL
record by scoring 49 points in the post-
season.

He has 23 game- winning field goals in
his 15-year career with the Colts and Patri-
ots. He made 26 of 34 postseason field
goals with New England, and 16 of 17
with the Colts.

"He's very settled," Caldwell said.
"He's not one that's prone to do anything
in the extreme, and he functions in the
clutch consistently."

Vinatieri didn't have a chance to add to
his postseason legend last season. He had
surgery on his right hip in June 2009 which

caused him to miss all of training camp.
After playing in the first five games that
season, he had arthroscopic surgery on
his right knee to remove a piece of carti-
lage. “He thought he might be able to
return, but he was inactive during Indy's
run to the Super Bowl as the Colts chose
to stick with his replacement, Matt Stover.
_ It was a little difficult to stand on the
sideline and try to, be a cheerleader
instead of a participant in the game,"
Vinatiefi said. "J tried to do what I could
as far as leadership, not being on the field.
It was difficult personally, but profes-
sionally, it was great seeing our team do as
well as it did."
He recovered from the surgeries and

is fully healthy now.

"This offseason, we spent a lot of time
strengthening and doing, some rehab and
making sure that I was healthy, and knock
on wood, I've felt great the whole season
long and it hasn't been an issue," he said.
"T can't say I feel like a new man, but I
feel like a repaired man."

This season, he made 26 of 28 attempts
and was the most accurate kicker in the
league among those with at least 20 kicks.
He scored 129 points, the second-best
total of his career.

"I didn't have any doubts that I could
make it back," he said. "A lot of guys
have knees and shoulders that need to be
fixed, then you go on to the next year. |
figured if we had the offseason to get
ready and prepare, it should be a suc-
cessful season."

Vinatieri always has enjoyed the play-
offs, but appreciates it more now.

"It's nice to get back to the postseason,
and it's nice to be a part of it on the field,
rather than on the sideline."

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East South West North
Pass INT Pass . 3NT

Opening lead — king of diamonds.

A most unusual end position
developed in today’s rather ordinary-
looking deal, which occurred in a
duplicate game some years ago.

West led the king of diamonds
against three notrump, and South
ducked, hoping to lure West into con-
tinuing a diamond, which would
have given declarer his ninth. trick.
But West was able to read East’s
nine-spot as discouraging, since all
the lower diamonds were accounted
for.

West therefore shifted to the
deuce of hearts at trick two, and

declarer allowed East’s jack to hold.
When East continued with the queen,
South correctly took his ace, preserv-
ing the nine asa potential throw-in
card later on.

From what had transpired thus
far, declarer concluded that West
started with five diamonds (since
East did not return a diamond at trick
three) and at least three hearts (from
his lead of the deuce, indicating
length). Ifhe also had his share of the
missing spades, East would have
most of the outstanding clubs, mak-
ing that finesse a strong favorite to
lose.

This possibility loomed even
larger when South next cashed four
spade tricks and discovered that West
had started with three spades. But
declarer found the answer. He cashed
the ace of clubs and exited with a
heart, forcing East to win with the
king. East had no choice but to return
a club, allowing South to score the
jack and make his game.

It is true that East could have
wriggled out of the endplay by dis-
carding his king of hearts on the
fourth spade. But in that case, the
same heart lead by declarer would
endplay West. After taking the nine
with the ten and cashing the eight,
West would be forced to lead a dia-
mond from the Q-10 into declarer’s
A-J, again handing South the game-
going trick.

Tomorrow: A spot card shows the way.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 7E



Baan ene SPORTS



‘After fight
on team
plane,
Grizzlies
moving on

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —
Grizzlies players Tony Allen
and O.J. Mayo say there are
no hard feelings after they
fought on a team flight over
an unpaid debt from a card
game.

Allen says he and Mayo
shook hands and joked
around as they shot together
at practice Thursday, three
days after the altercation on a
Monday flight back to Mem-
phis. from Los.Angeles.

Mayo says the team is
focusing on Friday's game
against the Utah Jazz. Mayo
has been suffering from bron-
chitis, and he missed Tues-
day's 110-105 win over Okla-
homa City at home.

The team said Wednesday
it has banned gambling on
team flights. Grizzlies coach
Lionel Hollins had both play-
ers apologize and says the
team showed it responded
well to the fight by winning
Tuesday.



By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston

Rockets center Yao Ming underwent

‘ surgery Thursday to repair a stress
fracture in his left ankle, a procedure
he says may end his career.

The 7-foot-6 Yao has been out since
Nov. 10, and played in only five games
this season before the team declared
him lost for the season. The seven-
time All-Star missed all of last season
following reconstructive foot surgery.

Team doctor Tom Clanton per-
formed the procedure in Houston.

"I know this will be another long
rehab," Yao said in a statement. "But
I'm looking forward to beginning my
recovery. I will use this time to con-
sider all of my options, and will make
a decision regarding my career plans as
I get closer to the end of my rehab."

The Rockets drafted Yao with the

top overall pick in 2002, but his NBA ”

career has been derailed by a rash of
injuries, mostly to his left foot and
ankle.
His contract with oiSion expires
after this season, and the’ Rockets are

still awaiting word from the league if —

they'll be granted.a disabled player
‘salary exception for Yao. That would
allow Houston to acquire a free agent,

match salaries, up to the value of the
midlevel exception (about $5.75 mil-
lion).

The league granted Houston the
same disabled player exception for
Yao in 2009, and the Rockets used
that money (about $5.7 million) to
sign swingman Trevor Ariza. Hous-
ton traded Ariza to New Orleans after
one season as part of a four-team deal
that brought Courtney Lee to the
Rockets.

Houston is, 16-19 heading into Fri-
day's game at Orlando.

Yao missed only two games in his
first three seasons. The injury prob-
lems began in the 2005-06 season,
when he missed 21 games with an
infection in his left big toe. He broke

his left foot late in the season, and

missed the last four games.

He played in 77 regular-season
games in 2008-09, but then sustained a
hairline fracture in his foot that
required complex surgery.

The Rockets carefully monitored

_ his minutes coming into this season,

but Yao was injured in Houston's 98-
91 loss to the Washington Wizards on
Nov. 10.

In all, Yao has sat out 91 games in
four seasons spanning 2005-09. He
missed only five games in the 2008:09
season, then broke his left foot in the
playetts :

Yao a aeue surgery,
weighs career options



- ROCKETS trainer Jason. Biles works on
the left foot of center Yao Ming. :

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CLEVELAND (AP) —
Cavaliers guard Daniel
Gibson has a sprained
ankle. He did not travel
with the team as ‘it
embarked on a five- "game
road trip.

Gibson was injured dur-

ing the third quarter of
Wednesday's 120-105 loss
to Toronto, the Cavaliers'
eighth straight and 18th in
19 games.

Sidelined

It s not yet known how
long Gibson, averaging
13.7 points, will be side-
lined. He had just returned
after missing two games
with a thigh injury.

Gibson's injury is anoth-
er blow to the Cavaliers,
who at 8-27, have the
worst record in the East-
ern Conference.

Forward Leon Powe
also did not leave with the
team because of a knee
bruise.





By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon
Rondo had 22 assists, 12
points and 10 rebounds for
his 11th career triple-double,
adding six steals to help the
Boston Celtics beat the San
Antonio Spurs 105-103 on
Wednesday night in a

matchup of the NBA's top. -

two teams.

It's the first time this season
that the Spurs (29-6), who still
have the best record in the
NBA, have lost back-to-back
games.

Ray Allen scored 31 for
Eastern Conference-leading*
Boston (27-7), but missed a
pair of free throws with 8.1
seconds left, and the Celtics
up by two. After a timeout,
Manu Ginobili worked down
the clock and put up a shot
that was blocked by Paul
‘ Pierce and pulled down.by
Rondo for his 10th rebound.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis had
23 points — one short of a
career high — playing in place
of an injured Kevin Garnett.
Rondo's 22 assists: were the
second-most in his career.

Ginobili had 24 points and
eight rebounds for San Anto-
nio, which was coming off a
128-115 loss at New York on
Tuesday night. :

Lakers.99, Suns 95 ,
PHOENIX (AP) — Kobe



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All Times EST ©




Sacramento

d-division leader

Nn Standings




Bryant scored 24 points and

four other Los Angeles play-

ers reached double figures as
the Lakers held off Phoenix.
Jared Dudley led the Suns

with 21 points, including three -

of their 11 3-pointers, but the
much bigger Lakers dominat-
ed the boards 47-31, includ-
ing 14-5 on the offensive end.

Andrew Bynum scored 14
for Los Angeles, Shannon

Brown had 13, Lamar Odom :

12 and Ron Artest 11, includ-
ing a wide-open 3 with 1:30
to play after Phoenix had cut

_the lead to one.

Steve Nash had 11 points
and.10 assists for Phoenix:
Vince Carter scored 14 but

his extra-long 3-point attempt :
was blocked by Gasol in the
final minute.

The Lakers won their sec-
ond game in two nights to
improve to 4-4 over their last

eight. The Suns have lost 10 |

of 13.

Magic 97, Bucks 87

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —
Dwight Howard had 28 points
and 13 rebounds, and Orlan-
do held off the injury-deplet-
ed Milwaukee Bucks for its
seventh straight victory.

Milwaukee lost for the sev-
enth time in 10 games, trudg-

" ing on without three of its five’ _
top scorers in guard Brandon.

Jennings (broken left foot),
guard Carlos Delfino (con-




























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WwW L Pct GB
d-Boston 27 7 .794 —
d-Miami 28 9 .757
d-Chicago = 23 11 .676 4
Orlando 23 12 657 4
Atlanta 24 14 632 5
New York 20 ' 14 588. 7
Indiana. | 14 18 .438 12
Philadelphia 14 21 .400 13
Milwaukee 13 20 394 13
Charlotte 12 21 364 «14
Toronto 12 23 343 15
Detroit 11 24 314 16
New Jersey, 10 25 * 286 17
Washington 8 25 242 = 18
Cleveland 8 27 229 19
WESTERN CONFERENCE

WwW L Pct GB
d-San Antonio 29 6 .829 —
Dallas 26 8 765 2
d-L.A. Lakers 25 11 .694 4
d-Utah 24 | 12 .667 5
Oklahoma City | 23 13 .639 6
Denver 20 14 588 8
New Orléans 21 15 .. 583 .8
Portland 19 17 528 10
Houston 16 19 457 13
Memphis 16 19 457 13
Phoenix — 14. 19 424 14
Golden State 14 21 .400- 15
L.A. Clippers 11 24 314 18
Minnesota 9 27 250 + 20









103.

(

cussion symptoms) and for-
ward Drew Gooden (plantar
fasciitis in his left foot).
Orlando avenged an 11-
point loss at Milwaukee on
Dec. 4 in which it played with-
out Howard, Jameer Nelson
and J.J. Redick, who were all
sidelined by the flu.

The Magic led by as many.

as 19 before their lead was cut
to 84-79 on a jumper by John
Salmons with 4:06 remaining.
A basket by Howard and 3-

‘pointer by Hedo Turkoglu got

the lead back to 10 and
helped the Magic secure the
win despite shooting just 5 of
22 from beyond the arc.

- Corey Maggette led Mil-
waukee with 21 points.

Nets 96, Bulls 94

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
Sasha Vujacic made the
tiebreaking basket with 5.3
seconds left and New Jersey
snapped a five-game losing
streak by beating Chicago.

With the game tied at 94,
Nets guard Devin Harris
appeared to be attempting a
lob pass to center Brook

Lopez, but the ball, was:

knocked to Vujacic, who put
it in for his 13th point. Der-

‘rick Rose then missed a long

jumper and Chicago's five-
game winning streak was
over.

-Kris Humphries responded
to a demotion with a season-
high .20 points and 11
rebounds, and Harris finished

with 18 points and 11 assists

for the Nets.

Rose had 21 points but just
one assist for the Bulls, who
lost for only the third time in
17 games.

76ers 109, Wizards 97

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —
Jrue Holiday and Lou
Williams each scored 26



‘TOUGH SHOT: Celtics’ Rajon-Rondo (9) shoots over Spurs’ Gary
‘Neal in the fourth quarter of a game in Boston. The Celtics won 105-.

(AP Photo)

points, and Philadelphia ,

returned from its longest road
trip of the season to beat

‘ Washington.

Elton Brand had 17 points
to help the Sixers avoid the
embarrassment of becoming
the first home team to lose to
the Wizards. this season.
Washington is 0-17 on the
road.

The Sixers ee the first two

games of the season series at »

Washington in overtime by a
combined three points.

Nick Young scored 21
points for the Wizards, and
John Wall had 18 points and

_ 14-assists.

Raptors 120, Cavaliers 105

CLEVELAND (AP) —
Andrea Bargnani scored 25
points, Leandro Barbosa
added 22.and Jose Calderon
had a season-high 17 assists
to help Toronto end an 11-

‘game losing streak in Cleve-

land.

Calderon scored 20 points
and Julian Wright 15 for
Toronto, which snapped a-
three-game skid and won for
just the fourth time in 16
games. The Raptors trailed
by 15 after one, but had little
trouble coming back against
the getting-worse-by-the-day
Cavs, who have lost eight
straight and 18 of 19.

Antawn Jamison scored 32
for Cleveland, outscored 94-
69 over the final three quar-
ters.

Hawks 110, Jazz 87

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— Joe Johnson scored 28
points, making five of seven 3-
pointers, and Jamal Crawford
added 26 off the bench as
Atlanta beat Utah.

The victory was the third
straight on the road for
Atlanta, which avenged a 90-

86 loss Nov. 12 at home to the

Jazz.
Deron Williams and
Andrei Kirilenko each had 19

-points to lead the Jazz, who

were without second-leading
scorer Paul Millsap because
ofabruised hip. ~

The Hawks hurt the Jazz

with 3-pointers, hitting 14 of .

25 on the night, including a
halfcourt buzzer-beater that
Crawford banked in for a 55-
41 halftime lead.

Atlanta led 30-17 after one,

.. with the Jazz shooting just.
_ 35.3 per cent to 52.4 per cent
* for the Hawks.

Trail Blazers 103,

Rockets 100

HOUSTON (AP)
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27

points and Portland overcame ©

Kevin Martin's season-high
45 points to beat Houston.
Rudy Fernandez gave the
Tiail Blazers the lead with
less than a minute remaining.
Martin missed a shot on the
other end and Aldridge
grabbed the rebound and
extended the lead with his
bucket a few.seconds later.
Luis Scola missed a shot for

Houston and Aldridge was |

fouled on the rebound.
Aldridge hit two free
throws with 5 seconds remain-
ing. before Kyle. Lowry made
a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds
left to cut the lead to 102-100,
Andre Miller made a free

throw before Courtney Lee's _

shot at the buzzer bounced
off the rim.

The Rockets played with-’

out point. guard Aaron

Brooks, who sat out after re-.

injuring the left ankle that
kept him out 21 games earlier
this season on Monday in a
loss to Denver.

Warriors 110, Hornets 103

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —
Monta Ellis scored 29 points
and Golden State rallied past
New Orleans.

Trailing by 10 after three
quarters, the Warriors went
on a 27-7 run in the first 7
minutes of*the fourth to go
ahead 99-89, then hit their
free throws down the stretch
to seal the victory after the
Hornets got within two.

Stephen Curry had 21
points for Golden State.

Chris Paul led New Orleans
with 24 points, one off his sea-
son high, but was scoreless for
the first 11 minutes of the
fourth quarter. He also had
13 assists, but was on the
bench at the start of the
fourth when Golden State got
back in the game.

Bobcats 108,

Timberwolves 105, OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —
Tyrus Thomas had 21 points
and 11 rebounds, and Char-
lotte rallied from eight points
down in-the final 3 minutes
to pull out an overtime victo-
ry against Minnesota.

D.J. Augustin scored eight |

points in the final 2:08 of reg-
ulation to tie the game and
the Bobcats snapped a nine-

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game road losing streak with-
out leading scorers Stephen
Jackson (knee) and Gerald
Wallace (ankle).

Kevin Love: had 35 points
and 15 rebounds and Michael

- Beasley had 28 points and 12.

boards for the Wolves, who
turned the ball over five times
in overtime to let another
fourth-quarter lead slip away.

After missing 11 of his first
12 shots, Augustin scored 12
of his 16 points in the fourth
quarter and overtime. He hit
two 3-pointers and made two
free throws to tie the game in
regulation.

Clippers 106, Nuggets 93
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Eric Gordon scored 28 points,
including four 3-pointers, to
help Los Angeles snap Den-
ver's four-game winning

streak.

Blake Griffin had 22 points
and 18 rebounds to tie.a fran-
chise record with his 22nd
consecutive double-double,
hours after the NBA
announced he would partici-
pate in the Feb. 19 slam dunk

contest at his home arena dur-

ing All-Star weekend.
DeAndre Jordan added 14
points and tied a career high
with 20 rebounds for the Clip-
pers.
Los Angeles éutrebound:
ed the Nuggets 57-43 to halt a
four-game losing streak
against Denver.
Carmelo Anthony had 31
points and Chauncéy Billups

‘added 25 for the Nuggets,
who took their only lead ear-

ly in the first quarter.

schedule -

Friday’s Games ~
San Antonio.
at Indiana, 7pm
Chicago
at Philadelphia, 7pm
New Jersey
at Washington, 7pm
Toronto
at Boston, 7:30pm
Utah at Memphis, 8pm
Portland : :
at Minnesota, 8pm —
Houston ©
at Orlando, 8pm

. Miami
at Milwaukee, 8: 30pm
Cleveland > :
at Golden State, 10:30 pm
New Orleans
at L.A. Lakers, 10: 30pm
New York.
at Phoenix, 10:30pm

Saturday’s Games |
Indiana at Atlanta, {po
Washington

at Charlotte, 7pm
Milwaukee °

at New Jersey, 7pm
Philadelphia

at Detroit, 7:30pm
Boston at Chicago, 8pm
Memphis

at Oklahoma City, 8pm
Orlando

at Dallas, 8:30 pm

Utah at Houston,

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PAGE 8E, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011

TRIBUNE SPORTS



PGA season kicks off at Tourney of Champions

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

‘KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) —
Geoff Ogilvy has 12 stitches in his
finger. Zach Johnson cut a hole in
his shoe to accommodate his bum
toe. :

Hawaii isn't paradise for every-
one at the PGA Tour's season open-
er.

The 2011 season gets under way
on the Plantation Course at Kapalua
with a 34-man field of tour winners
from last year. After a week of sun-
shine, Thursday began with low
clouds and a light, steady rain. ©

Robert Garrigus was the last one
to get in, winning at Disney in the
final event of the year..Ogilvy was
the first to qualify by winning the
Tournament of Champions a year
ago by one shot.

He has a chance to join Stuart -
Appleby as the only players to win:

three successive years at Kapalua,
and Ogilvy appeared to be in fine
form by winning the Australian
Open and losing in a playoff at the
Australian PGA Championship.
Ogilvy headed for the beach on
Tuesday, and cut his right index fin-
ger on some coral reef while coming
in from the surf. He received more
stitches than he needed as a precau-
tion, but pulled out of the pro-am

Wednesday and after another trip .
to the doctor, opted to rest until ©

Thursday before deciding if he could



SEASON OPENER: Jim Furyk hits on the 10th hole during the pro-am event of the
Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii, Wednesday.

In the background is the island of Molokai.

lay.
"It's not ideal," said his manager,
Paul Galli. "It's not so much a big
cut, it's just in an awkward position.
It was fairly deep, and when you're

‘on the reef, you've got to be careful

with an infection. They cleaned it
out and put in some stitches."

The Tournament of Champions
has not. been without its defending

(AP Photo)

champion since Jerry Barber didn't
play in 1961.

Johnson also hurt himself in a
tropical paradise, though it was noth-
ing to boast about. He was in the
Grand Caymans on a family holiday
last week when fireworks left a trash
can smoldering. He grabbed a hose
and was running to-the rescue, in
pitch dark wearing flip-flops, when

he slammed into a concrete step he
didn't see and tore off his toe nail. |

He tried sandals with golf spikes
when he got to Kapalua. That didn't
work. For the pro-am Wednesday,
he went to a larger shoe and cut out
the toe, but the size left him uncom-
fortable. The plan for Thursday was
to cut out the toe of his regular golf
shoes and give it a shot.

Johnson was taking it all in stride.

He managed to make it through
the pro-am because players are
allowed carts. Thursday is the real
test: walking a 7,400-yard course that
was carved out of a mountain over-
looking Maui. It's one of the longest
walks of the year.

"It's a win-win," Johnson said. "If
I play and get through this, I look
like a stallion for the first time. And
if I don't, I go to the pool with my
kids on Maui and watch the rest of
them suffer."

There's not much suffering this
week.

It's the toughest PGA Tour event
to get a tee time because it requires
nothing less than a win, and those
don't come easily these days, even
when Tiger Woods isn't taking his
share. Oncé they get to Kapalua,
however, it's a small field with a big
purse ($1.08 million to the winner)
and no cut.

The Plantation Course can look
impossible, despite its 80-yard wide
fairways. The typical trade wind is
required to take advantage, although

the Kona wind out of the opposite
direction can be a bear. Either way,
getting on the contoured, spacious
greens with severe grain can make’
even the best look foolish at times.
As usual, they manage.

"When I first came here, I could-
n't understand how anybody shot
the scores that they were shooting,"
Ogilvy said Tuesday. "But every
year, I enjoy it more."

The question is whether he gets
to enjoy it Thursday.

There was friendly banter whether
Ogilvy could get a third'’straight win
now that Appleby is back at Kapalua
and playing well. He shot a 65 on
the final day at Victoria Golf Club
— Ogilvy's home course in Mel-
bourne — to win the Australian
Masters in late November.

Appleby hasn't been at Kapalua in
four years. It used to be easy to qual-
ify because he was winning the Tour-
nament of Champions so often. But
he went into a slump, and pulled out
of it in style by shooting a 59 to win
The Greenbrier.

"I can't believe it's that long,"
Appleby said. "It feels like yesterday
I was here. But again, I had a child
that was turning 2 at that time and
now she's 6. So I can-do the math.

"You love to get off to a good
start, and I've got a lot of mojo
here," he said. "I just hope I can cre-
ate something resembling my pre-
vious form, because it will be a good
week."





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Pre-owned Vehicles
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BBF #233
2002 DODGE RAM,
white interior, w/ custom interior, sound system
, A/C, Cold Clean title, 22” rims, Custom grill and
head lights. Priced for quick sale
Asking $7000 ono
PH# 426-3520 (leave message)
1 month tribune issue 83 019

BBF #331
2002 FORD EXPLORER,
clean title, good condition, grey leather interior,
pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is
ph# 376-7617

BBF #307
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE
DVD & CD Player, A/C, 20” RIMS, Leather
interior, clean title, good condition, make an
' offer, ph# 544-0727 / 325-9117

BBF #333



2008 HONDA CIVIC LX,
automatic, clean title, 17” alloy factory rims,
custom E&G, chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows and locks, clean inside/out, asking
$22,500 O.N.O.
ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987







2007 HONDA ACCORD,
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID
(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start,
alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22”
rims, asking $15,800 ONO
ph# 429-2163

BBF #328
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,
asking $10,000 O.N.O
1998 ACCORD
4 doors, clean, leather interior, sunroof,
asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230

BBF #329 2000 TOYOTA ALTE22A (IS 300 LEXUS),

silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in
and out, asking $13000 O.N.O
license until Oct 2011
ph# 427-0289/455-0289

2007 NISSAN ALTIMA,
clean in and out, low miles, CD Changer,
Keyless entry, keyless start, very nice car, for
$13,500 ph# 455-1184

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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

2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent‘condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765










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BBF #563
2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE,
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,
cold, A/C, automatic transmission power
windows and locks just landed from US custom
factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate
$12,500
456-7591/394-3203

BBF #568
2000 MONTE CARLO,

leather interior, A/C, sunroof, 22” rims
(7 months old), in excellent condition,
just serviced December 2nd
$8600 ONO
willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093

BBF #570
1998 DODGE RAM 3500 VAN,
Runs Great, A/C, 13 Seats, Great For Taxi
$5500.00 OBO
PH# 376-8476

1998 FORD EXPLORER,
4dr, A/C, CD Player, good condition,
ONO $2,000
ph# 448-7521

BBF #619 :
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
white exterior, leather, sunroof, clean in and out,
4 cylinder, asking $10,000 ONO
* ph#565-6161/322-2192

sublime green and black with green HID’s, black






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 Cloth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO,
ph# 341-2338 / 434-0882

BBF #603
2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory |
installed DVD player, power locks and windows,
asking $12000 ph# 466-8036



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

2003 CHEVY TAHOE,

Blue Exterior, grey leather interior, 6 CD Player,
Bose sound system, 22” chrome wheels asking
$10,500 ONO
ph# 434-0882 / 341-2338


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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

IBBF #609 ,
2000 HONDA ACCORD,
Pioneer CD player, AC, Sound System, fully
loaded, license until April 2011 , asking $5,200
OBO, ph# 558- 8351

BBF #610
- 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

BBF #611
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

RIB #011
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int
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.

BBF #618
- 1996 MERCURY SABLE,
excellent condition, A/C, clean inside and out,
asking $3000
ph# 556-5767/394-1942

BBF #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

BBF #616
2005 V6 HONDA ACCORD,
gold exterior, asking $1400 ONO
ph#552-1654

BBF #617
2003 NISSAN X-TRAIL,
silver-grey exterior, 4 door, fully loaded, A/C,
radio, CD player, power windows and locks,
actory alarm system, original factory rims, neve
damaged, MUST SEE, make an offer, ph##456-
. _3296/327-4940

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.

BBF #623.
2000 GMC ENVOY,
old exterior, 2 Tone Leather int, ‘6cD Player,
C, Sunroof, alarm, nul teaded ,asking $10,500
NO,
2000 LEXUS GS300
Platinum Edition, black exterior, tan interior, A/C,
6 CD, tape, sunroof, highway miles,
asking $8500 ONO 434-0882/341-2338

BBF #620 .

2004 HONDA CIVIC,

grey exterior, clean in and out, CD player, AC,

need to see to appreciate, asking $8500 ONO
ph#565-6161/322-2192

BBF #621
2001 FORD TAURUS STATIONWAGON,
grey exterior and interior, cold A/C, clean inside
and out, asking $3000 ONO
ph#429-8467/636-1 395

1999
MERCEDES BENZ,
asking $9,000 ONO, Fully loaded, A/C, CD
Player, factory alarm, fatory rims, automatic, pwr
everything, automatic, leather int,
ph# 393-7005 / 395-8915

PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145

THE TRIBUNE

2002 HONDA CIVIC,
clean, black exterior and interior, immaculate
condition, Ice Cold A/C, Running like new,
just serviced, great on gas, brand new pioneer
cD Player/iPod ready, asking $5,500
ph# 466-8461 392-0501 :

BBF #625
2009 NISSAN MAXIMA,
clean title, fully loaded, low mileage, asking
$27,000
ph# 428-7945 / 323-7485

BBF #626
2006 HONDA ACCORD,
good condition, leather, CD Player, Automatic,
Pwr everything, 4dr, asking $10,500 ONO must
see to appreciate
ph# 454-6110

BBF #627
1999 CHEVY MALIBU
Clean in and out (Fully loaded) comes with cold
A.C, sound system, CD player,sunroof, 20" rims
body kit, Clean title good condition, Make an
offer. phone 448-7808 or 395-4745

RIB #325
2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949











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RIB #280
2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
$6,000.00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434





“RIB #246







1998 FORD EXPLORER
Maroone exterior
‘Price 85 oue: 00

4 doo
Cell 465-21 06

“RIB #253 5 ;
2005 HONDA ACCORD

Silverv exterior, leather interior RIB #281

$13,500.00 2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
Excelint condition.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668 White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
or ~ everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
394-8515 $9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.



Es eerie : RIB #283
‘RIB #275. ; i ;
~ 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

1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4-door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453














"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.
1999 HONDA ACCORD. $5, 500. 00

Call 364-3691, 557-1205.

RIB #290 .
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260





TRIB #388

2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Black exteror with beige interior

$16,000.0 ono
26” star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom grill clean must see.

power everything.

Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686



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 #308





2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Full
22” rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof,

: $13,000.00 ;
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899

loaded, v6,
must go.




RIB #309
HONDA ACCORD -
4 door’champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789



1
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

. 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 #417A
2005 FORD FOCUS
sedan Exterior Color: Beige Interior Color:
Tan Engine: 4 Cylinder
-Excellent Condition
Asking $7500 ONO
Call 456-9097





FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 5

RIB #344 :

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 #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

RIB #371 -
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)

372
1997 MECEDES BENZ C230 KOMPRESSOR
Navy blue exterior with black/leather interior
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 #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)


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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

RIB #403 ;
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 #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.

RIB #414
2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00

2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268



Call: 433-4377 or 432-0759



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












#40 .

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 #416
2000 VW BEETLE,
standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.

RIB #542
1998 MAZDA MILLENIA V6
Blue exterior with grey interior
' $4,500.00
Very good condition, power mirrors, windows,
driver'seat, AC works great.
Expat leaving Island
Call 376-7470

RIB #514 .
2007 CHEVY TAHOE
Gold exterior with black interior, 34,000 miles,
good condition, sound system, NMC serviced,
custom wheels, clean title, never damaged.

i $30,000.
Call 364-7087 cell 359-0777



7
2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
Exterior Color: Wine/Dark Red
Interior Color: Grey Leather
Excellent condition-
Asking $8500 ONO.
Call 456-9097



B#4
2000 BMW 5281
Silver exterior with black/ léather interior
Sport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,
standard shift, good condition, well maintained.
Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6293 cell 467-9346








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 #438 . :

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

Se
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



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2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
$17,000.00
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather
interior, custom grill, 22” rims.
| Cell 552-6741




RIB #50
1999 FORD MUSTANG GT
White exterior with grey/leather interior ,v8,
standard shift, flow masters exhaust.
$5,500.00
Call 376-5738

RI 8A
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 #511
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 #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


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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

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

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

RIB #544
2001 SUZUKI BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942
























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

RIB #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 #553
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

RIB #563
2000 TOYOTA LITEACE
Silver exterior. Excellebt family or business
van, only 55k, ice cold AC, power everything,
CD player, great on gas & easy to maintain.
$7,500.00 ono 5
Serious inquiries only. Cell 448-5602.



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.
4 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

RIB #567 RIB #577

CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911

1998 HONDA SABER
Silver exterior, good condition, very reliable.
$8,000 ono. Expat leaving.
Call 362-0881 cell 376-3940

RIB #531 : RIB #576
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

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 #564 2009 HONDA ACCORD

White exterior with tan/leather interior

2010 HONDA ACCORD, EX
Green exterior, fully laaded!! must see!!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308

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



1991 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT
Black exterior with blacki/leather interior

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 #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

Good condition, AC, power windows, radio,
tape, tinted windows, automatic trans.
$2900.00
Cell 393-3939



RIB #605 ;
2000 NISSAN AD WAGON
White exterior with grey interior
$22,200.00 ono
Cell 429-8017


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 #583
2003 DODGE RAM
Silver exterior with grey interior
$11,000.00 ono
~ License untill Sept 2011. Great condition,
gold AC. Cell 525-5670 or 302-1517

RIB #584
1997 HONDA LEGEND
Gray, CD player, AC, in Good condition
$4,000.00 ono
Contact: 1-242-557-3635

RIB #613 :
2001 EXPLORER SPORT
Green exterior excellent condition,
power everything, CD, AC.
66000 miles. A must see. $6,600.00
Cell 525-6151

RIB #614

2003 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with black leather interior
$8,500.00 firm. No accident history. —
Call 364-7450 or 4438-7947

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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 #592 .
2000 FORD EXPEDITION

Black exterior with grey interior.
$2,500.00. AC, 22” une touch screen DVD.

: Also d
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA

Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator

: Asking $1,000.00

Call 361-5501 cell 423-8927

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
Serviced. $5,500.00 or nearest offer.
Ph. 424-0186

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 #625
1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Champagne exterior, black interior, new spray
job. Recently serviced, 4 cylinder, great on gas,

needed. $2,/00.00 O.B.0. Priced for
zle. No reasonable offer refused.
| Gah 446-USu4 of 351-0885

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‘RIB #596 .
; 2004 DODGE DOKOTA
JUST IN FROM US
Silver exterior, extended cab, 4 door, automatic,
AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low
miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth
. $8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182

RIB #601
2002:CHEVY TRAILBLAZER,

Dark green exterior with brown interior
$8,900.00. 3rd row seating, low miles, fully
loaded, great condition. Owner leaving Island
License until Nov 2011. Call 395-8170

Eee

RIB #602

: 1996 NISSAN SKYLINE

Burgundy exterior with gréy interior.
$5,000.00 obo; 4 door, RHD, 106000km, cold

AC, pw, pd, auto trans, just serviced, new brake
pads, CD player, runs great.
Call 357-4850

RIB #604
2004 NISSAN MAXIMA

Blue exterior tan interior. Needs work. $4,000.00

Call Marco @544-9946

RIB #968 _
CAR FOR SALE
. 2000 Pontiac Grand
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Spx
Perfect condition low milas:3
$5,500 o
. Telephone: 36
361-5220 axe









HE TRIBUNE

1887 FORD F700 12 YARD DUMPER -DIESEL
$4,500.00
Call 376-4460,434-0460 or 434-6253

RIB #607 i
1994 NISSAN 300ZX COUPE
2D, good condition, automatic, AC, T-bar roof,
single CD, power windows and seats.
Ask only for $4200 OBO, please. call 4672969

RIB #608 !
2005 HONDA CIVIC
Charcoal grey exterior with grey/leather interior,
AC, AM/FM Gre, CD player, power window,
in excellent condition. Owner leaving Island.
: Must go. $14,000.00 ono

- Call 395-7608 or 467-1526

RIB #609
1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
Grey exterior with grey interior.
' Only $3,900.00
RHD, 60,000 miles, AC, fully loaded, like new,
Just serviced. Call 394-2899 cell 425-7311



~ 2008 HONDA CIVIC
ack exterior with grey inierior,
THE TRIBU e



RIB #624

2005 DODGE MAGNUM
Cream exterior with charcoal exterior
$12,000.00 ono
Projector HID headlights, powerul engine, rear
folding seats, low miles, one owner, sound
system, clean title.
Call 427-0292

RIB #620
2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Red exterior, 20” rims.
$8,000.00 ono
Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749

NISSAN SKYLINE
Silver exterior with grey interior
$10,500.00 obo
Excellent condition, very clean
Also
TOYOTA SOARER
$3,500.00. Call 225-2344 or 456-2416

RIB #639
1999 DODGE CARAVAN
Green exterior with grey interior
$3,000.00
For sale by owner call Monday - Friday
between 9:am-6:00 pm. Ask for Alan.
364-4236 or 468-8542

RIB #619
-19FT MAKO 115 EVINRUDE
Blue & white $6,500.00
Call 454-4054

2007 NISSAN ALTIMA
Blue/grey exterior with black/leather interior
$13,000.00 obo. AC, power windows,
push button start satlellite, low mileage.
Serious enquiries only. Cell 425-2468

RIB #627

1996 NISSAN SUNNY
Purple exterior, grey intrior clean, runs well,

nice, réliable and fuel efficient, steal of a deal

$3,300 ono,17” rims.AC
2000 XK8 JAGUAR CONVERTIBLE .

$11,000 ono sold as is. 5

Serious inquiries only. Jaguar king. 426-0639

RIB #637
1994 LEXUS GS 300
Green exterior, tan leather interior, Under 74K
miles, 2JZ engine, automatic transmission, A/C,
HID Lights, power windows and locks, Sunroof.
OEM Radio, CD player. Asking $5,500 OBO.
Ph: 357-9019

RIB #642
2002 GMC SONOMA
Black exterior. $5,500.00 obo
3 door, step aside, 4.8 v-tech engine,
excellent condition.
Call 395-9452

RIB #575
: 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 #626
1996 NISSAN SKYLINE
White exterior with black interior, AC, stage 3
race clutch,very clean
Call for details. 676-6781 or 455-2056

or
362-2319

RIB #636
2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
Black exterior with black interior.
$10,000.00 ono

Excellent condition, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power

windows & doors, CD player, fully loaded with
tints and great on gas.
Serious offers, call 393-3473

RIB #633
1996 CHEVY S10 AMERICAN TRUCK ©
Green exterior with grey interior. Good truck,
Solid. $2,800.00

1998 NISSAN SENTRA
Cell 556-0510

RIB #641
: 2007 CHRYSLER 300
Black exterior with grey interior, fully loaded
clean engine, v6, power windows, CD/ radio
player, car comes with 20” rimsAC,
, excellent condition.
Asking price $28,000.00
Call 364-6258, 433-9656

RIB #628
2000 BOSTON WHALER 17’
White on white. $10,500.00 obo
Excellent condition, 2006 etec engine, low
hours, ready to fish. Call 225-2344 or 456-2416

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 9

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RIB #635
2008 HONDA CIVIC EX
Red exterior with grey interior
. $18,000.00 ono
2 door, sunroof, low mileage, great condition.
Call 376-4334

RIB #623
1995 MERCEDES BENZ S600
Black exterior with black/leather interior
Custom paint job,CD changer, 20” rims,
AC, sunroof .$12,000.00
Call 396-3555 or 429-4199

RIB #631 :
2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT
White exterior $23,500.00. Fully loaded.
Special financing for government and hotel
workers
2007 DODGE NITRO LIMITED.

Sunroof,leather. $25,500.00
Call 322-8759 Cell 434-8001

RIB #638

2003 FORD FOCUS
Light green exterior with beige interior.
$5,400.00 obo: Automatic, clean title, just
serviced, AC, CD player, good condition
Cell 448-4620 cell 434-2761

RI
1973 28 BERTRAM FLY BRIDGE CRUISER
* Twin 350 crusader engines

A/c, Sleeps 4, Tinted windows, Refrigerator Sink,
oilet. In good shape Fresh water tank 27 gallons

Radio CD and Aux In Remote spot light, Speed

27Knots
Make An Offer. $25,000 O.B.O.
Call 1(242)359-1320




SS
RIB #510
2007 CROWNLINE 340.CR. CRUISER .
Mercury 496 MAG MPI Twins 750
Bravo III . 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

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 #

19’ BOSTON WHALER OUTRAGE,
2000 mercury 200 hp EFI, runs excellent, very
fuel effecient, nice t-top, cooler seat, 6(0+mph,

very solid hull, looks good, floor needs paint
only, new tank, unsinkable. A steal@6,900
no trailer. 436-5065,544-6187






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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

RIB #611
CUSTOMIZED 2004
26 FEET REGAL SPORT
Black/white with 190 HP diesel, excellent
condition. Appraised at $65,000.00
? Asking $45,000.00 ono
Call 393-4732 cell 427-2864







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
n 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

B #343
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
The Generator end was
~ S80KW
Perkins 4,236 series engine 4 cylinder

» Call:1-242-357-0143















INASSAU & FAMILY ISLANDS



$5,500.00
140cc engine with aluminum trailer,
Excellent condition. Sea ready.
Call 456-7008

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



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 FAIRINGS, ELECTRIC START

UP TO 90 MPG
Call AL 448-3970 or 393-3604

RIB #360A é
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










RIB #409 3
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

2000 MAKO 221
White, 22’ center console (duty paid)
2005, 200 hp mercury-100 hrs,
. VHF, garmin color GPS
xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
3 months xxx., $19,500
Cell 424-2483

RIB #612
2008 YAMAHA CRYPTON
Red and white. $1500.00
Running great, great on gas, balance engine.
Call 361-1321 or 456-1981

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.

CARIB GENERATORS

SUPER SILENT - PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -
GENERATORS:

Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon fuel tanks,

4 Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Alternators, Weather Proof

Enclosures,

C.N. Perkins

Shipping & Customs Duties Included ....50%
15kw Diesel $7,193.00
20kw Diesel $ 8,100.00
24kw Diesel $ 8,525.00

30kw Diesel $ 8,354.00

40kw Diesel $ 9,318.00
20kw Diesel $11,175.00
30kw Diesel $12,046.00 .-
40kw Diesel $13,250.00 .
80kw Diesel $18,876.00
U.K. Perkins 30kw Diesel $12,102.00
U.K. Perkins 40kw Diesel $12,445.00

60kw Diesel $13,467.00

U.K. Perkins 90kw Diesel $21,200.00
10KW TO 4000KW FACTORY DIRECT

~ Phone 427-3749


THE TRIBUNE

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. ~
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

$499.99

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.

$399.99

BBF #790
eh 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

CHEAP 27” TV’S
Starting at 149.00
All games available.

all393-7943

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. Finance! LayAway.
Price $489.99. 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 #225 ies
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 software. Call 364-7854

5499.99

BBF #795
5 HP Compaq 15” Laptop Special:

Win 7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM. 250HD.

WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus;-Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance | pene from $499.99.

1 323.6315. :

RIB #285A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585

Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860

Toshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1 OMe tea CD player w/remote

50
Free cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011, PAGE 11

$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.

RIB #458
DELL LAPTOP DS 620 LATTITUBE 1.8 GHZ
PROCESSOR 1024MB DVD/CDRW XP
WIRELESS
Call 324-8471

$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

IBBF #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.

BBF #605

BBF #916 .
i 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. ae
Call 323.6315. °

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

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 #223
GATEWAY MINI LAPTOP $345.00

110.1” screen, 1 GB ram, windows 7, built in web

cam, wireless internet.1 year warranty
Ph: 364-7854 e.sales @tronicquest.com

SONY AWS-G500 ANYCAST ; :
All in one television and audio broadcast solution, 4-Video inputs/ 6-Audio Inputs, integrated
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