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By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THERE is no stopping the |

Hubert Ingraham told the
House of Assembly. |

A few hours after the gov- .

ernment concluded its agree-
ment to sell 51 per cent of its
shares in the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny to Cable and Wireless, Mr

APOLOGY

ON the front page of Tues-
day’s Tribune, a photo was
incorrectly captioned “Self-
less: Bishop Michael Hartley
Eldon.”

The photo was ‘not of the ©
late Bishop Eldon, but rather
of Anglican Bishop Laish

Boyd, who was mentioned i in -'

the'story.
The Tribune apologises for
this error. —

Ingraham told Parliament the

‘company’s employees should

try to adjust to this new reali-
ty as soon as possible.

He said: “The sale is pro- -
ceeding. We want to ensure:

employees benefit from the
sale. We want employees to
use every opportunity they

_have to engage with new boss- .

es who are going to be there.

It is not possible to stop it.” °

‘ The transaction, worth $210
million, plus $7 million in

stamp tax, is still subject to.

parliamentary, and regulato-
ry approvals which are
expected to be concluded by

April 4.

Mr Ingraham said: "We

‘ should not delay progress in

this area any further, The duly

elected government of the ©

Bahamas is satisfied this’is the
best transaction for the
Bahamas. The democratical-

ly-elected government of the.

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By AVA TURNQUEST
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‘UNIONISTS yesterday &
vowed that their protest
against the sale of the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions would transform the
country into a “small
Egypt. 99 -s-

~ Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Officers
Union President Bernard
Evans said disruptions in
services could be expected
as a result of the govern-
ment’s continuation with
the sale-of BTC’s majority
stake to Cable and Wire-
less Communications
(CWC).

Mr Evans pledged: “We

| will continue our stance.

| The will of the people is
the strength of the people,
and I guess if the Bahamas
is ready and the govern-
ment is ready to see a small
Egypt then they gonna‘get
it. :

































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PLP WILL OPPOSE SALE OF
BIC IN PARLIAMENT VOTE

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SEE page two



SECURE VETO
POWERS IN BIC ©
| SALES AGREEMENT

| By NOELLE NICOLLS -
Tribune Staff Reporter.’
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net.

THE Progressive Liberal Party will
oppose.the government's.sale of BTC
when it comes to a vote in Parliament,
.party leader Perry Christie vowed yes- aan
terday. ’ pie RR

Afier Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-. ; HEIGHTENED security measures at Rasen Square.
ham tabled the Memorandum of By CELESTE NIXON

SEE page 11 : Tribune Staff Reporter

MAN FOUND SHOT DEAD it pie cone

REPORTS reached the Tribune last
night that the bullet riddled body of a man
had been found by police near the Town
Centre Mall in Yellow Elder Gardens.

The victim is thought to be 26 years old.

No further details:-were released before
press time last night.



;. ALTHOUGH it will be a,
} minority partner in BTC, the
} government plans to secure
i itself veto powers in the sales
: agreement with Cable and —
_ } Wireless Communication
i (CWC).
; | THE police presence in Rawson Square was strong ; ' The “extremely important
; yesterday as authorities prepared for what turned ; protections” built into the
; out to be a.small showing by around 50 BIC union : agreement will allow the gov-
; protesters. : ernment to block “certain
: © With the government tabling the Memorandum : : actions” undertaken by CWC
i of Understanding signed with Cable & Wireless for : that do not meet its approval.

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~ THE TRIBUNE



BTC MONOPOLY
WAS MAINTAINED

TO ‘MAXIMISE JOBS’ |

IN PUBLIC SECTOR

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter

nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE monopoly held by :
the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company was :
maintained for so many }

years to “maximise jobs” in

the public sector and to pro- i
tect the government’s invest- :
Prime. Minister :

ment,
Hubert Ingraham said.

The old BTC would not }
survive in the “aggressive :
marketing environment” of :

a liberalised. market,

because it does not have the
necessary strengths in }
“mobile service,” said Mr: :

Ingraham as he tabled doc-
uments related to the sale

of BTC to Cable and Wire- :
less (Communications

(CWC).

He said concerns about :
BTC’s ability to compete :
fueled the government’s :
- decision in the past to main- :
tain the monopoly and pro- j

tect its own investment.

- “CWC is a global tele- :
It, has }
economies of scale and. the :
strength to support-BTC in :
an aggressive competitive ;
environment. We therefore }
see it as a partner financial-. }
ly and operationally very }

coms operator.

strong, that can bring signif-

icant value to BTC,” said

Mr Ingraham.

gramme,” he said.-

Given the global purchas- }
ing power of CWC, Mr :
Ingraham said the country :
could expect the company :
to be “far more effective i

and efficient.”

“CWC plans include
healthy ongoing levels of :

imvestment,” the prime min-
ister said.



MINISTER OF TOURISM
and Aviation Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

ROAMING rates are
expected to fall once the gov-
ernment completes the sale
of: BTC to Cable and Wire-
less Communications, accord-
ing to a CWC business plan
tabled in Parliament yester-
day.

Although revenue losses
are expected due to these rate
reductions, CWC plans to sig-
nificantly capitalise on oppor-
tunities presented by the five
million annual visitors.

. “Roaming data usage per
visitor is likely to grow by 130-
150 per cent within the next
five years,” said the CWC

business plan.

During his presentation in
the House of Assembly yes-
terday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham highlight-
ed the delivery of “better
roaming and easier connec-
tions for all overseas travellers
using BTC services.”

“Cable and Wireless has
significantly more roaming
agreements than BTC, which
will enable Bahamians to
roam in more countries and
with more providers across
the world, and enable more
visitors to roam locally in the
Bahamas, thereby increasing
BTC’s income from roaming
activity. Given the large and
growing tourism business of
the Bahamas, it makes sense,

‘We'll turn country into small Egypt’

FROM page one

phroushout the ensuing days and
weeks to come until the debate begins,
we will continue to agitate.”

BTC union leaders were expressing
their dissatisfaction after learning that

the government had moved forward.

with the sale in a letter from Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham. |

The letter read: “A Memorandum of
Understanding, a contract, and other
documents relating to the sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless have

now been finalised and will be signed.
and laid on the table’ of the House of. .
- Assembly today.”

In the letter, Mr Ingraham advised
union Jéaders they would have an oppor-
tunity|to meet with him prior to the

The competitiveness of *. debate in the House of Assembly to dis- °

BTC depends on “a sus- }
tained and significant ongo- :
ing capital expenditure pro- |:

cuss the documents tabled. .

-Mr Evans said: “I want to apologise
right now publicly to all of-our valued
customers. Be patient with us, but need-
less to say that services will be affected
somewhat. Be patient with us, we are

- fighting for a cause we believe, we know,

is bigger than BTC’s members and

employees. We are fighting | for the

future of our children.”

The MOU was signed with CWC in-

December, causing uproar from the
unions representing BTC workers, and
‘the Opposition ne accused the Gov-



ernment of ' "secretly" negotiating the
deal because the document was not
released immediately.

_ Umbrella trade unions, the National
Congress of Trade Unions of the
Bahamas (NCTUB) and the Trade
Union Congress (TUC), also backed
BTC's unions.

‘BTC union members were called to’

Rawson Square during their lunch hour
to continue showing disapproval for the
majority sale as the government tabled

the MOU and other sale documents.

Members from ‘the other supporting
unions were not asked to. attend as union
leaders advised they did not need their
presence at this time.

An estimated 50 BTC union mem-”

bers were said to have attended at the
demonstration’s peak.
Speaking to the press yesterday, Mr

Evans said: “When you elect people to.

do your will, and they decided that they
know more than you know, and when
the majority of people come and say in
such. a resounding way that they don’t

support this, and yout still want to force

something like this down their throats,

it’s telling me that we are bordering on:a_
- practice. There is something fundamen-
‘tally wrong when you can say the gov-

ernment is allowed to do and to deal .

with a matter of such national impor-
tance as the sale of BTC.”

Mr Evans added: “Days and night

strike definitely. It is coming.”

that BTC should improve its
ability to capture this source
of revenue. The cost of roam-
ing will also go down because
of CWC,” said Mr Ingraham.

The potential to grow rev-
enues in this area is “substan-
tial,” said Minister of Tourism
and Aviation Vincent Van-
derpool-Wallace, echoing the
prime minister.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said limited access to roam-
ing services was a “real prob-
lem” and the opportunity in
the Bahamas is unlike .any-
where else, considering the
over five million visitors.

He said a visiting group
recently participated in a
courtesy call and “complained
about the inability to use

"loaning rates ‘expected to fal’ once BTC sale complete

mobilé services.’

The expansion of GSM
postpaid and prepaid roam-
ing setvices and 3G roaming
will be a strategic priority for
CWC, according to the busi-
ness plan.

“Roaming is a critical offer-
ing for both residents and
tourists to the Bahamas,
improved service offering will
help maintain and grow our
market position,” stated the

plan.
The company plans tc
negotiate commercial

arrangements and benefit
from existing arrangements in
the United Kingdom, the
United States, Canada, the
Caribbean, Haiti, Panama,
Mexico and Honduras.



POLICE speak to BCPOU president Bernard Evans in front of the House of Assembly yesterday.

NOTICE

WEIZER,

Roland Rochat

President and Executor of the
Nelly and Viktor Schweizer-Huber
Foundation |

C/o Gibson, Rigby & Co.
Chambers

Ki-Malex House,

Dowdeswell Street

Nassau, The Bahamas

IN THE ESTATE OF VIK-
TOR ALEXANDER SCH-
(a.k.a VICTOR
ALEXANDER SCWEIZER),
late of Pinta Avenue 2, Bahamia,
on the Island of Grand Bahama,
one of the Islands of the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas, de-
ceased.

/NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
_ having any claims against the above-named
Estate are required on or before the 10th day:
of March, A. D: 2011 to send their namés; ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims,
to the undersigned, and if so required by notice
in writing from the undersigned to come in and
prove such debts or claims, or in default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of any ©
distribution AND NOTICE is hereby also
given that all persons indebted’ to the said Es-
tate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date herein before mentioned AND
NOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration
of the date hereinbefore mentioned, the assets
"of the Estate of the said late, VIKTOR ALEX-
ANDER SCHWEIZER, (a.k.a VICTOR AL-
EXANDER SCWEIZER), deceased, will be
distributed among the persons entitled thereto
having regard only to the claims of which the
' President and Executor of the Nelly and Viktor
Schweizer-Huber Foundation shall then have
had notice.

DATED the 4th day of February, A.D., 2011



_ Felipé Major/Tribune staff

NOHIRINGOR
FIRING OF STAFF.
EARNING MORE
THAN $50,000 UNTIL
SALE COMPLETE

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

MANAGEMENT at the
Bahamas Telecommunica-

_ tions Company cannot hire or

fire employees earning more
than $50,000 per year until ©
the sale of majority stake to
Cable and Wireless Commu-
nications is completed.
Pre-completion undertak- |
ings set out in the Share Pur-
chase Agreement, and tabled
in the House of Assembly
yesterday, itemised numerous

. clauses governing the opera-

tional management of BTC.

The agreement; which was
signed by the government
and CWC executives yester-
day, prohibits BTC from
making “any material change
in the nature or organisation
of its business” outside of
changes affected by the vol-
untary workforce restructur-
ing plan.

Clauses discussed the
granting, allotment, or
issuance.of shares; share capi-
tal; acquisition of shares; the
borrowing and granting of
loans; the disposal of assets;
amendments to terms of
employment; to the pension
scheme; agreements with the
government; contracts for
goods and services provided
by the company or provided
to the company.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 3



Bishop calls for change in national work ethic



CHANGING HABITS: Bishop Simeon Hall said he aie: the creation of thousands oft new jobs through the
Baha Mar project will prompt the Bahamian workforce to shed its bad work habits.



Govt to pay Baha Mar
for oil spill clean-up

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

THE government will pay
half a million dollars to Baha
Mar for the clean-up of-an oil
spill discovered nine years'ago
in the Cable Beach area.

Under the Heads of Agree-
ment (HOA) for the devel-
opment, Baha Mar will
become responsible for con-
tinuing and completing the
. clean-up. Once the job is fin-
ished, the government will
pay $500,000 of the compa-
ny’s costs.

According to Dwayne Cur-
tis, assistant director of the

Environmental Monitoring
and Risk Assessment Divi-
sion (EMRAD) of the
Department of Environmen-
tal Services, a significant accu-

Venezuela charges ex-generals in 1989 violence

CARACAS, Venezuela
Associated Press

VENEZUELAN prosecutors have brought
criminal charges against two retired generals
for their roles in violence during unrest in
1989, the attorney general said Tuesday.

The 1989 riots in Caracas, known as the
"Caracazo," were triggered by a hike in gaso-
line prices and public transportation fares. The
government said at least 300 people died, but
some rights activists say hundreds more were
killed — many of them shot by security forces
struggling to re-establish order.

- mulation of oil was first dis-

covered in 2002 by a resident
of Ruby Avenue during
installation of a septic tank.

“The source was.a leaking ©

underground transition line
froma laundry facility at the
Radission Hotel which over
time has accumulated many
thousands of gallons of oil,”
said Mr Curtis.

At the time of the discov-
ery, the property was owned
by the Hotel Corporation of
the Bahamas.

Ground Water. and Envi-
ronmental Services, an Amer-
ican company, was selected
to initiate a three phase clean-

_ up plan. The first stage was

completed in 2007, Mr Cur-

tis said, adding that the pro- .

ject was “aborted” because of

the shift in ownership.
According to the HOA,

upon purchasing the property,

Baha Mar became responsi-
ble for submitting a revised
clean-up plan and completing
the clean-up process.

“The government is work-
ing together with Baha Mar

to ensure ‘that the“oilspill- is
removed and the site is left in’ ”

acceptable conditions as
agreed upon,” said Mr Cur-
tis.

While he could not estimate
a completion date for the pro-
ject as the revised plan from
Baha Mar has yet to be deliv-
ered and still needs approval
from the government, Mr
Curtis said the contaminated
area has been “isolated” and
will not impede the start of
construction on the develop-
ment.

He said: “We want to
ensure that the project can
advance in an environmen-
tally sustainable fashion.”



The retired generals Freddy Maya Cardona
of the National Guard and Luis Fuentes Serra
of the Caracas police were charged for their

arrested.

roles in some of the deaths, Attorney Gener-
al Luis Ortega Diaz told reporters.

Maya was charged with being an accom-
plice in the killings of 10 people, while Fuentes
was charged with being an accomplice in the
killings of 21 people, the attorney general's
office said in a statement.

Their cases bring to five the number of
former officials facing charges for security
forces' response to the unrest. None has been

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

RELIGIOUS leader Bish-
op Simeon Hall said he hopes
the creation of thousands of
new jobs through the Baha
Mar project will prompt the
Bahamian workforce to shed
its bad work habits.

On the heels of Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's
announcement that the Baha
Mar construction phase will
create as many as 4,500 jobs
for Bahamian labourers, Bish-
op Hall urged workers to
show up to work with a posi-
tive attitude and a commit-
ment to perform well.

In addition to the construc-
tion jobs, there will be about
7,000 new jobs available for
Bahamians once construction
is complete on the $2.6 billion
mega-resort in Cable Beach.

"The many opportunities
for employment which the
Baha Mar project will create
for thousands of Bahamian
workers must be met with a
new and different attitude
towards work and rendering
service on the part of employ-
ees," said Bishop Hall in a
statement yesterday.

"We commend the govern-
ment for doing what any good
government should do — cre-
ate jobs for its citizens.

"Many Bahamians seem
mired in a culture that they
are 'owed something’ and that
they are 'doing the boss a
favour'. That attitude must
change.

"This project will change

the landscape of the industrial

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life of the Bahamas and’those

persons who will be directly. .

affected by it must respond

with good and exemplary,

work habits.
"There must be a shift’ in

. the national culture of apathy,

carelessness and bad work
habits on the part of many
Bahamian workers."

This is the second time this
year the bishop has called for
a transformation of the

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national work ethic. Last
month he and four other cler-
gymen called on unions
opposing the sale of state-run
BTC to regional telecommu-
nications provider Cable &

- Wireless to encourage civil

servants to improve their per-
formance.
"While the vast majority of

‘the country's workers give a



fair day's work for a fair day's
pay, too many of the nation's
employees seem mired in a
culture of 'bad attitude,'" Mr
Hall said at the time.

"We ought to commend
persons in public places when
they do well. Likewise, we
ought to complain ardently
when we receive poor service
or a ‘Why are you bothering
me' attitude from persons
whose salary you pay. A radi-
cal shift in the way we serve
the public is needed and
unions should lead the way."

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Union leader promises a ‘small Egypt’

YESTERDAY the Government laid on
the table of the House the much anticipated
agreement to-sell 51 per cent of Bahamas
Telecommunications Company to Cable and
Wireless Communications. The transaction
is still subject to parliamentary and regula-
tory approvals.

Opposition leader Perry Christie quickly .

announced that his party will not support
the sale. He said the Opposition was par-
ticularly “grieved that even though the deci-
sion was made to sell, the decision was made
to sell 51 per cent.” To him that was “an
error of judgment on the part of this gov-
ernment and certainly does not serve the
best interests of the people of the Bahamas."

We know that Mr Christie, a lawyer,
probably does not have much practical expe-
rience in the business world, but when a
purchaser is so-hobbled in a sale — as is
Cable & Wireless — the vendor has to relin-
quish something to keep him interested in
the purchase. An early snag in the negotia-
tions was C&W’s need to slash 30 per cent of
BTC’s 1,150 work force to put the company
in a position to compete in an open market.
Obviously, Mr Ingraham, fighting desper-
ately to save BTC jobs and making it clear
that his government would not tolerate any
forced redundancies, had to somehow
“sweeten the pie” to keep C&W at the nego-
tiating. table. Many benefits, such: as very
generous pensions among other perks, had
to be protected for current staff.

We presume 51 per cent and the three
year period of exclusivity for its cellular ser-
vice had to be the bait to clinch the deal.

And yet BTC employees are screaming
that government is not thinking of the
Bahamian people. Maybe they have a point
there. An argument can be made that in his
effort to protect BTC staff, he did indeed
defer many of the benefits that the Bahami-
an people want now for another three years.
This is to protect BTC staff and give them
time to decide their future.

If this had been an ordinary sale — or

even if BTC workers had become the own-
ers of the company — reality would have

set in very quickly. They would have become —

business men and women overnight, and
about 300 staff would have had to have been
made redundant immediately for the over-
burdened company to survive.

We presume that 51 per cent was the

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERMIDE PASCAL, of
Francis Ave., Fox Hill, FH-14040, Nassau, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

price that government had to pay to pro-
tect the jobs of many ungrateful staff.

Denise Wilson, BCPOU secretary gen-
eral, declared that even though some
Bahamians might not understand why unions
are continuing to fight the sale, “it comes
down to our rights.” We understand only
too well why they are fighting, they are not
thinking of the country, or the Bahamiaris
who pay their salaries, their focus is’solely on
themselves.

As for BCPOU president Bernard Evans,
despite wanting us to believe that unionists
are fighting the sale for the sake of future
generations, he has vowed to turn this coun-
try into a “small Egypt.” Those of us who
have watched television these past two
weeks know exactly what that means —
destruction. And after he has destroyed the

nation, what does he plan to salvage from the

ruins to pass on to his children?

He talks about’ showing the strength of
the people.

Mr Evans is fooling himself if he thinks his
minority, now trying.to hold the govern-
ment hostage, represents the will of the
majority of Bahamians.

“T want to apologise right now publicly to

all of our valued customers,” said Mr Evans.
“Be patient with us, but needless to say that
services will be affected somewhat. Be
patient with us, we are fighting for ‘a cause
we believe, we know; is: bigger than BFC’s

members and employees. We are fighting |

for the future of our children.”

Mr Evans forgets that Bahamians have
been patient will their performance for too
long now. The patience of most of us has
run out.

Either the Bahamas is going to forge
ahead for the sake of our children, or it is

‘going to be held back in the cesspool of inef-

ficiency.
After Mr Evans has turned us into anoth-

_ er Egypt and jeopardised the jobs of all
Bahamians, there won’t be much left for ~

another generation.
Nor have we any patience with an unrea-
sonable people who reject an invitation to at

least sit down and have a discussion with

the Prime Minister.
What should be remembered is that
Prime Minister Ingraham is the elected rep-

resentative of the Bahamian people, not Mr —

Evans or union leaders.



Here goes cry
baby Branville
McCartney again!

EDITOR, The Tribune. :

Has Branville McCartney
lost his mind?

-I was completely taken
aback by the nerve of this
political neophyte to fix his
mouth and say that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham is
not compassionate. Mr

McCartney’s desperation is ©

showing. It’s my opinion he
simply has sour grapes
because Mr Ingraham refuses
to name him as his successor.
Ihave a bit of advice for him:
wait your turn. There are oth-
ers who were there before

you.

I heard Mr McCartney say
on another radio station that
he is still an FNM member. I
find that hard to believe con-
sidering his recent statements.
He may be an FNM on paper,
but in his heart, only God
knows what he is.

I am a swing voter. I have

' voted.for both the FNM and

the PLP over the years. I am
one of the few people in this
country who choose to vote
for candidate rather than the
party. Mr Ingraham certainly
has his ways and I often dis-
agree with him, but to say he

LETTERS

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is not compassionate is ridicu-
lous. My family and other
Bahamian families have ben-
efited greatly from his love

. for his country and his peo-
ple. Immediately after the

recession, Mr Ingraham put
social programmes in place to
assist struggling families. I
have relatives whose lights
were cut off and were recon-
nected thanks to Mr Ingra-
ham. I have friends who did-
n’t have any food in their
homes and they were able to
get help. My mother was in
danger of losing her home
because she was having trou-
ble meeting her mortgage and
Mr Ingraham’s policies
helped her.

Mr Ingraham has a stern
demeanour that can be mis-
construed as someone who is
heartless, but I honestly

believe he is far from that. I .

see a leader who cares about
his people. As a matter of
fact, he’s helped non-Bahami-

ans. Following that deadly

earthquake in Haiti he assist-
ed Haitians, despite the huge
public opposition. If that isn’t
compassion I don’t know
what is.

Mr McCartney, what have
you done besides quit mid-
term as a Cabinet minister
and bad-mouth your leader?
Sure, you went to the city
dump to feed the scavengers.
You also made sure to call
the press to show them that
you were helping the “poor
man.” Those are not the qual-
ities J want in a prime minis-
ter.

Mr McCartney, you will
never be Hubert Alexander
Ingraham, so please get over
it. Spank your inner moppet -
and know your place. Don’t
take cheap political shots at
the man who gave you an
opportunity. It shows that you
are ungrateful. Voters don’t
like a cry baby and an ingrate.
I will not buy another news-
paper that features this young
man as the lead story. He’s
not worth my $0.75.

MAVERICK LORD
Nassau,
February 2, 2011.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSENA VALCIN, of
Lifebouy St.,off East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

Paul Bower — someone I respected as
a person and professional journalist

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I was very sad to hear of the death of my
old friend, Paul Bower, who was a close
associate and staunch ally during both of
my forays into Bahamas journalism (1966-9
and 1999-2009): I had great respect for him,
both as a person and professional journalist,
and find.it hard to accept that I shall never
again be able to enjoy his wise counsel and
impish humour.

I first met Paul when I joined The Nassau
Guardian as a political reporter in 1966. He
and I were among journalists who covered
an Apollo space landing in Bahamian waters
circa 1968.

He was by then running his own newspa-
per, The Star, having spent several years as
Guardian editor in the early 1960s.

: Later, after I had joined The Tribune,
we were both very much involved in the
remarkable case of David Knox, the
Bahamas Information Director who was
tried for espionage in Haiti and sentenced to
death in the late summer of 1968. Fortu-
nately, Knox - a good friend of Paul's — was
reprieved in a rare moment of compassion
by Frangois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, the Hait-
ian tyrant noted more for summary execu-
tions than humanitarian gestures, and was
freed from prison after only a few months.

When I returned to The Bahamas after 30

years away, we resumed our friendship and
Starving horses: surely this is
no surprise to powers that be

EDITOR, The Tribune.




my wife and I enjoyed many happy times
with Paul and his wife Ericka, who always
made us so welcome at their lovely: Cable
Beach home. Paul was kind enough to make
a speech at the launch of my book about
Sir Harry Oakes in 2005 and figured promi-
nently in my book about Papa Doc, pub-
lished in 2007.

As a journalist, editor and publisher, Paul
made his mark on the Bahamian media
scene for nearly half a century and was writ-
ing lucid, informed articles for The Tribune
right up until 2007 or thereabouts, long after

- his “official” retirement. He was particular-

ly interested in free trade and other inter-
national issues, displaying great intelligence
and insight when tackling even the most
complex of topics.

As a friend, he was supportive and loyal,
undoubtedly one of my favourite Nassau
people. He was a kindly, quietly-spoken
man whose mischievous sense of fun lit up
many a day for me. My wife Joan and I are
thinking of Ericka, Nigel, Bobby and the
whole family as they try to come to terms
with their loss.

JOHN MARQUIS

(Managing Editor of The Tribune
from 1999-2009) °

Cornwall,

England,

February 8, 2011.

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all literally thousands of

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reason why registration/naturalization should not be
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Iam writing in reference
to the photo of the starving
horse on Harbour Island
shown in The Tribune on
February 2nd.

Surely this is no surprise

complaints have been made
to the Ministry of Tourism
about the horse situation
there.

When the Miss ‘Universe
people were in town, they
even carried them to Har-
bour Island to have the girls
photographed with them.

Luckily the shots were run

so quickly that the interna-
tional public were unable to
see the state they were in.

’ A few years ago, they fea-
tured one of them in Vanity
Fair photographed with
some celebrity who was liv-
ing there at the time.

Dozens of complaints
about the animal’s condition
were made but all fell on
deaf ears.

When the government vet
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thin one (check out some of
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 5



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SURE a
hold mass thanksgiving in

TOU onan

By DENISE MAYCOCK °
Tribune Freeport Reporter .
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net -

FREEPORT - The passing
of retired Anglican Bishop the
Right Reverend Michael Eldon
was described as “a tremendous:
loss” to the country and to the
Anglican Diocese in the
Bahamas and. Turks and Caicos.

Bishop Eldon died on Feb:

‘ruary 7. He was 79.

The Anglican clergyman'was
well known and well loved in

Grand Bahama, where he

served as rector for nine years at

’ the Parish of.St Mary Magda-

lene in West End, with respon-

sibility for the entire island with —

exception of Christ the King
Church in Freeport.
A mass of thanksgiving in

on Wednesday at’7pm.

Parishioner Cecil Thompson
said Anglicans..in Grand
Bahama respected and revered.
Bishop Eldon, who demitted
office at the height of his influ-
ence after 25 years.

“He was the first Bahamian
Bishop of the diocese and he

- voluntarily demitted office in

1996,” Mr Thompson recilled.



Bishop Michael Eldon

“Many persons admired him >

and in leaving he set an excel-
Jent example not only for the

clergy and ministers of the
memory of Bishop Eldon will -
be held at St Mary Magdalene -

gospel, but -for all of us in all
occupations and walks of life,”
Mr Thompson added.

“When it is time to get off
centre stage, most of us remain
céntre stage until: people are

‘tired of us and chase us off the -
stage, but Bishop Eldon moved

off the stage when the applause
was the loudest.” -

Mr Thompson said Bishop
Eldon brought Family Island
churches to the centre of the



diocese, and held a special place

‘in his heart for the parishes in
‘Mangrove Cay, Andros and

Sweeting’s Grand
Bahama.
“He made. every: ‘Angliéan,

but especially those of us from

Cay,

-. the Family Islands, feel that you

were an integral part of the dio-
cese,” he said.
Education was also impor-

“tant to Bishép Eldon. As a trib-
“ute to him; two Anglican ,
schools in Grand Bahama —

Freeport Anglican High and

Discovery Primary - were .

renamed in his honour.
“His focus on education was

enormous,” Mr Thompson said.’
“He would always petition cen-
tral-government for proper

staffing of teachers and improve-

ments for schools,:as well as -
docks, roads, and telephones in»

East End.”
“The Tribune would have car-

- ‘tied Bishop Eldon’s charge for
25 years, and there was always a
message for the successive gov--

ernments under prime ministers
Sir Lynden Pindling,; Hubert

Ingraham, and Perry Christie, -
“until 2005 when he fell ill,” he ©

said. Mr Thompson described

Bishop Eldon as man of tremen-
* dous nobility and humility.



Four people

arraigned on
charges of
housebreaking

~ and stealing

» “By DENISE MAYCOCK
‘Tribune Freeyort Reporter .
omayenek@nybinemedte net

FREEPOIT - Four per-
sons, includig two minors,
were arragnéd
Freeport Migistrate’s Court
in connectim with a spate of
housebrealing and stealing
incidents 01 Grand Bahama.

Four otfers, including three.

men andone woman, were~

also arraigned on related
charges d receiving, deceit of
a publicofficer, obstruction

and assiulting a police offi-
> CCTs) is
Braidon Johnson and

DevinStuart, both 18, of Car-
avel Beach; and two juveniles,
ages (5 and 17, appeared in
Cour Two before Magistrate
Ancew Forbes.’

It is. alleged that. the .

accised committed various
housebreaking and stealing

offences.:in the Central and © - |

Ezstern Divisions between

November 2010 and Febru-

- ary. 2011.

: until March 16, 2011 for ins .

Stuart pleaded not guilty to

- one count. of housebreaking

and stealing. He was granted
$1/500 bail and the matter was

I adjourned for trial on May 16.

Johnson pleaded guilty to

six counts of housebreaking . .

and stealing. He was remand-
ed to:Her Majesty’s Prison

court’s decision.
The two juveniles were

, remanded to the Simpson
, Penn School for Boys until

,. March 8, when they will go

les

before the Juvenile Panel.
Benjamin Lefleur, 29, of
Arden Forest; Jules Memeus,

29, of Freeport; and Galen °

Godet, 29, of Carvel Beach,
were all charged with Teceiv-
ing stolen items

Renee Harvey, 41; of Car-

‘' avel Beach, was charged with
) deceit of a public officer,

obstruction, and assaulting a
police officer.
The individuals appeared

in Court One before Magis-:

trate Debbie Ferguson.
Memeus, a Jamaican,
pleaded not guilty to receiving
and was granted $400 cas]
bail.
Godet and Lefleur pleal-

, ed not guilty to receivirg.

They were each graned
$1,500 bail with sureties. /
Harvey pleaded-not giilty
to three charges. She was
granted $1,500 bail.
The matters wer all
adjourned to May 16, i trial.

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PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011

THE TRIBUNE





‘THERE’S NO STOPPING
THE SALE OF BIC’

FROM page one

Bahamas is fully satisfied this is the best
transaction for the Bahamas. We will
not be derailed by any minority group
in the society.”

Signing the deal on behalf of the gov-
ernment yesterday was the Treasurer,
Eugene Cartwright.

Thanking the Advisory and. Privati-
sation Committees for their hard work
on bringing this deal to fruition, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said his par-
ty is not one of monopolists, and was
happy to finally bring to an end this
privatisation exercise of BTC which
began in 1992.

“We are satisfied that we have found

the right partner for the Bahamas; that
telecommunications and communica-

tions generally will be improved, that

cost will be lowered, and that we will be
on the cutting edge of technology,” Mr
Ingraham said.

The Prime Minister noted that they

would lay copies of the Memorandum
of Understanding with Cable and Wire-

less on the table of the House of

Assembly yesterday and post copies on
the worldwide web. The government,
he added, will also wait for URCA, the

communications regulatory body, to

. undertake its processes on the MOU
which he said should take no longer
than 30 days. This action, Mr Ingraham

said, will commence before debate on. i

BTC’s sale will take place in the House
of Assembly.

“After that, the government will :

move in Parliament, the Privatisation

Bill, the Amendment to the Communi-

cations Act and the minor amendments
to the Utilities Regulation Act. We
expect that the transaction will be
finalised on April 4th of this year.
“While we have in the documents
some earlier dates as possible dates, we
have determined that we are going to
give maximum opportunity for people
to say whatever is laid on their hearts to
say, whatever suggestions they have.

SALE OF BTC TO CABLE AND WIRELESS

BTC’s rates ‘will be

significantly reduced’

CABLE and Wireless will
reduce BTC’s present rates sig-
nificantly within the next three
years, starting with the first year of

’ operations in the Bahamas, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham told
the House yesterday while deliv-
ering a communication on the
signing of the sales agreement
with CWC.

The prime minister said the
new deal with CWC is not just

_ about price reductions for the
Bahamian people but also “value
for money”.

“We expect consumers and

’ businesses in the Bahamas to be
pleased with a new array of prod-
ucts and services that CWC will
introduce; that is to say, more ser-
vices for less cost,” he said.

The prime minister said that
his administration expects
improved service, better quality
of signals, better coverage and a
reduction in dropped calls.

CWC plans to extend BTC’s
presence in the Bahamas and
build more locations across the
country, including a number of
flagship stores.

The company also plans to sig-
nificantly increase the number of
‘top-up’ locations, making its ser-
vices more visible and accessible.

Mr Ingraham pointed out that
the Bahamas still operates on the



EDGE system, which while faster
than ordinary GSM/GPRS con-
nections is considerably slower,
particularly for data, than 3G or
4G.

In the past five years, CWC has
launched 3G mobile networks in

PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham speaks yesterday as Cable and Wireless CEO DavidS

Jamaica, Panama, Macau, the Mal-
dives, Monaco, and Guernsey and
Jersey (in the Channel Islands),
with an investment representing
many millions of dollars in order
to allow those companies to retain
their competitive advantage.

haw looks on.

The company plans to launch
3G/4G and other technology in
the Baaamas in the very near
future, providing simultaneous
voice aad higher speed data
services to your mobile hand-
sets.



“From the government’s point of

view we are absolutely satisfied we are

doing what is best for the Bahamas and

for the Bahamian people,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

Cable and Wireless CEO David

Shaw thanked the Prime Minister for

his trust in the signing of this contract,

and noted that Cable and Wireless will

work hard to understand the culture
and needs of the-people of the Bahamas
from a telecommunications aspect.

“So alongside running BTC in a way a

that puts the business at the heart of

the community, we also need to put the

customer at the heart of BTC, and that

will mean change. We have to complete
the network upgrade so that you can

deliver new services, particularly in this

world of data that we are:now in. We
have to introduce new innovation and
new products, whether that is TV,

music, or mobile commerce, or faster i
broadband, we have to deliver what :

‘our consumers and businesses want. ’

“We have to lower prices, whether

that is domestic or roaming, and we
have to improve service so that cus-
tomers.can access BTC in many more
_ ways than they can today and provide
them better services to the business

community as well as social telecoms

with the government will be an impor-
tant part of the mix. The world of tele-
coms is changing and we need to ensure

that BTC is at the forefront of that

change. : .

“Now I know that some people may

be nervous about a new owner at BTC,

and at Cable and Wireless we know

that it is our job that in the long run we
both want the same thing — a healthy
competitive enterprise focused on pro-
_ viding the best service to the Bahamian
people and fulfilling careers for our
Bahamian colleagues,” he said.

Mr Shaw said it was a privilege and

an honour to sign’ off on the deal and he

thanked the Prime Minister for giving |

them this opportunity, vowing they will
not let him down.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING DETAILS

GOVERNMENT signed a non-
binding Memorandum of Under-
standing with Cable and Wireless
on December 2, 2010. Some of the
details of the MOU are as follows:

The sale of 51 per cent of the
issued shares of BTC to Cable and
Wireless.

e A purchase price of $210 mil-
lion payable in full on completion
of the transaction. Cable and Wire-
_less also will.be responsible for
paying the stamp duties up to a
maximum of $7 million payable in
connection with the transaction.

e BTC, at the date of sale, will
have a projected net cash value of
$15 million. Net cash includes cash
less financial debt. If there is more
than $15 million net cash in BTC’s
balance sheet at completion, CWC



1997 — 2010

e In 1997, during the FNM government’s second
consecutive term in office and just prior to the

- ‘general election of that year, Prime Minister

Hubert Ingraham made public his government’s

- intent to privatise the then Bahamas Telecom-
munications Corporation. After winning the 1997 _
general election, the FNM set about to privatise’

BaTelCo.. /
e In 1998, the FNM appointed a privatisation

committee. The committee was assisted in its work

by Deutche Bank, Ernst & Young and Hogan &
Hartson law firm of Washington, DC.

The committee offered for sale 49 per cent of
the shares of BTC to a strategic partner with man-
agement control. The government’s attempt to
privatise the corporation did not succeed, largely
because accountants could not render an opinion
on the state of its accounts — particularly its “fixed
assets”, “capital works in progress” and “accrued
liabilities.”

e In 2002 the PLP government sought to con-
tinue the privatisation of BTC, beginning with the
vesting orders tabled in parliament in July 2002.
They launched a sale of 49 per cent of BTC by
public announcement in October of 2002. In Feb-

‘ruary they appointed what was styled a “Tenders

Commission”, with technical support provided by
Deutsche Bank and Denton Wilde Sapte of UK
and Hogan & Hartson, the same advisors to the
FNM government during the first attempt at pri-
vatising BTC.

° In March, 2003 the PLP government
announced that three bidders were short-listed,
namely: BahamaTel, TWTB and Blue Detecon.

Eventually BahamaTel was announced as the
preferred bidder but negotiations with that group
were unsuccessful. ‘

In March of 2005, following upon a number of
internal reorganising exercises at the company in
an effort to pursue privatisation, a new steering
committee began negotiations with a company by
the name of Bluewater.

The company submitted its first offer of between

- $200 million and $225 million for a 49 per cent

stake in BTC with full management control in
May 2005.

The deal was not completed before the 2007
general election.

THE HISTORY OF PRIVATISATION __



¢ Following the election, it fell once again to an
FNM administration to continue what began 10 |
years before. The party’s election manifesto said:
“We will complete the privatisation of BTC.”

e In March, 2008, the FNM government appoint-
ed a working privatisation committee headed by T
Baswell Donaldson.

The committee members also included: Julian

' Francis, a former Central Bank governor and well

regarded senior banker and businessman in the pri-
vate sector; David Davis, Permanent Secretary in
the Office of the Prime Minister; Simon Wilson,
director of economics in the Ministry of Finance;
Tellis Symonette, Sr VP for the Family Islands
and administration at BTC; Michael Moss, chair-
man of the Broadcasting Corporation of the
Bahamas and the BEC, Felicity Johnson, vice-
president/legal counsel for BTC; and Felix Stubbs
of IBM.

This committee appointel professional advi-
sors: the accounting and auditing firm KPMG,
Citibank NA; ‘and the Lond)n-based legal firm
Charles Russell LLP, long-tine legal advisors to
the government.

e In 2009, a new Communicaions Act, creating
a new regulator, URCA, and arevised telecom-
munications policy, were all debated and approved
by parliament.

“The reforms created by thi: Act ensured a
converged regulatory framewor!, which is now
overseen by a converged regulatoy and competi-
tion authority.

“They also cleared the way toadvance more
fully the full liberalisation of the téecommunica-
tions sector and the privatisation of }TC,”’ accord-
ing to documents tabled yesterday by Prime Min-
ister Ingraham.

° On August 14, 2009, the commitee received
pre-qualification documentation fron: Digicel;
Vodafone/One Equity Partners III Linited Part-
nership, with the capital coming primarily from
One Equity, a global and sizeable priwte equity
firm connected with JP Morgan; Atlaitic Tele-
Networks (ATN)/Colina Financial Adviors; Tril-
ogy International Partners/Providence Equity Part-
ners; CPS Partners/Sun Capital Partners Allied
Mobile; AT&T; Verizon; Rogers Comnunica-
tions; and America Movil. . d

Digicel, Vodafone/One Equity, Trilogy and
ATN/CFAL were invited to undertake ddailed
due diligence.

° By December 2009, two of the bidders had
pulled out — Digicel and Trilogy — and the om-
mittee was left with Vodafone/One Equity and
ATN/CEFAL. After a review and consultation vith
the government, the bids were all rejected. Cable
& Wireless (CWC) then approached the priveti-
sation committee about the possibility of formal-
ly entering the process. ,

°On March 15, 2010, the committee agreed to
allow CWC.to commence preliminary due dili-
gence. They signed the appropriate procedural

_ documentation, paid the entry fee, and provided all

the requested information.

e In the week commencing April 11, 2010,
CWC commenced their due diligence. In that
week they also took part in an introductory meet-
ing with the union leaders‘of BTC.

will receive the excess cash. This
excludes certain funds that are
kept in a trust, as BTC is partially
self-insured against catastrophic
events.

¢ The $210 million purchase
price is based on certain assump-
tions as to the implementation cost
of the workforce restructuring.

e Restructuring of BTC’s work-
force will be undertaken as soon as
practicable following completion
of the deal, on a purely voluntary
basis. The voluntary workforce
restructuring will be concluded by
the first anniversary of the deal.

¢ Cable and Wireless has under-
taken to prepare a business plan in
relation to the company to cover
the five year period following the
deal.

e Government agreed to
amend the Communications Act
and the Sector Policy to the
effect that no external process,
to the extent controlled (directly
or indirectly) by the Govern-
ment, for granting a second cel-
lular licence could be launched
prior to the third anniversary of
Completion; and that any third
cellular licence would not be
issued prior to the fifth anniver-
sary of Completion.

e The intent of the parties that
BTC becomes a major part of
CWC’s overall regional opera-
tions and strategy, rather than an
appendage of CWC’s existing
regional operations, that BTC
operates in a manner so as to
improve and expand upon the

existing communications services

in The Bahamas, that there is

substantial Bahamian participa-
tion in the management of BTC,
and that Cable & Wireless
affords Bahamians meaningful
opportunities to work within its —
regional operations, are all pro-
vided for in the Memorandum.

e The Board of BTC would ini-
tially comprise 7 directors - 4
appointed by Cable & Wireless
and 3 by the Government. CWC
will have the right to appoint the
Chairman and the Government
will have the right to appoint the
Deputy Chairman.

e As long as Government holds
more than 15 per cent of the
shares, it may appoint at least
one Director.

e BTC will have an audit com-
mittee, and that the board of

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BTC will establish processes,

whether by nomination commit- |
‘ee or remuneration committee
in respect of overseeing senior
executive remuneration and ben-
e‘its, and senior executive
recruitment.

¢The recruitment of BTC’s
chiz:f executive officer, chief
operating officer and finance
director shall be undertaken by
Cabk & Wireless and approved
by the board of BTC.

e Akhough the day-to-day
administration, operation and
managenent of BTC will remain
substanially in The Bahamas, |
certain aects of the Company’s
administiation, operation and
management will be provided
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The C&W business plan
for BTC promises to deliv-
er/ several elements as
rapidly as possible. It says:

e The quality of its cus-
tomers and the potential
for the Bahamas. will
enable BTC to jeapfrog the
rest of the Caribbean in
terms of quality and range
of communications ser-
vices.

¢ As in many other
jurisdictions recently, there
will bé a significant increase
in the offerifig of smart-
phones (Blackberry,
Androids, and I-Phones) at
reasonable prices, along

with much faster mobile

data services to enable

delivery of music, mobile
banking and television to
handsets.

e There will be a signif-
icant. increase in the num-
ber of places to which the
public can go for telephone,
services and top-ups
throughout the Bahamas.

° In very short order,
new phone buyers across
the Bahamas will be able
to purchase their phones at
a retail location and walk
out with a connected
phone.

e There will be an elim-
ination of different prices
for different times of day

_ for cellular services.

e There will be an elim-
ination of long distance

charges for mobile-to- —

mobile connections within
the Bahamas. —
_-@ There will-be better
roaming and easier con-
nections for all overseas
travellers using BTC ser-
vices.

e There will be much
faster broadband services

offered by BTC, as well as__

Pay TV.
® There will be more con-

nectivity and service

options for those in the

_more remote family islands.

e There will be more
efficient systems, process-

_ es, and training to allow for

faster and higher quality
customer service.

e There will be signifi-
cant benefits to small,
medium and large busi-
nesses in terms of more
efficient.and cheaper com-

munications, as well as a :

variety of new managed
service products and the
availability of higher speed
data networks.

e There will be an easier
to understand, consolidated

_ billing of services to all cus-

tomers. a

° All of the foregoing will
be delivered while achiev-
ing an up to 36 per cent
reduction in the cost per



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New pension plan

will be put in place
after sale of BTC

A NEW pension plan will be
put in place for persons entering
employment with BTC after the
sale of the company to Cable and
Wireless, Prime Minister Ingra-
ham announced yesterday.

Mr Ingraham made the
announcement in the House of
Assembly while tabling a num-

ber of documents relative to the

sale of BTC. :

“A structure known as the
Legacy Contribution Arrange-
ment will be put in place. A sep-
arate Feeder Trust will be estab-
lished and the government will
put $39 million into the Feeder
Trust. The Pension Plan’s docu-
ments will be changed as neces-
sary to facilitate the Legacy Con-
tribution Agreement,” Prime
Minister Ingraham said. -

“Immediately after the sale, the

minute of both prepaid and
postpaid services over the
next three years, before cel-
lular competition begins.
© In addition, the spend-
ing on community projects
will double on such activi-
ties as sports, after school
programmes, Junkanoo and
marching bands.
e The Bahamas will

‘become.a "Centre of excel-

lence" within ~the
Caribbean, providing ser-
vices to top corporate cus-
tomers throughout the
region.

¢ There will be expand-
ed opportunities for
Bahamians to work else-
where in the region even
while ensuring that 99 per

' cent of the BTC manage-
‘ment and staff are Bahami- |

an citizens.
© Cable and Wireless is
already recognised globally
as a world leader for the
provision of communica-
tions solutions to the finan-
cial services sector and
intends to expand that rep-
utation within the financial
services sector of the
Bahamas.

e BTC will aggressively

expand its services and

increase its revenue stream

_ from the more than five

million visitors coming to
the Bahamas every year by
both providing them with
temporary services while in
the Bahamas and by
increasing the variety and
volume of _ business
between their systems and
BTC services.

actuary of the Pension Plan will
calculate the current level of
under-funding . . . and then the
feeder trust will pay whatever is
required to level up to balance,”
he said.

Funded

‘Mr Ingraham also noted that
as long as the feeder trust
remains in existence and is fund-

_ed by the government, the gov-
ernment has veto rights in rela-
‘tion to a number of areas, includ-

ing the granting of salary increas-
es over three per cent, early
retirement consents, amending
the terms of industrial agree-
ments, the investment policy of
the pension plan, alterations to
the rules, the identity of the pen-



sion trustee and the substitution
of another employer in the place
of BTC.

“BTC may make any decision
in respect of salary increases over
three per cent, consent to early
retirements; or change the terms
of early retirement or redundan-
cies; without reference to gov-
ernment, provided that it agrees
to reimburse the Pension Plan in
respect of any costs arising from
those decisions,” Mr Ingraham
said.

He also noted that both BTC
and the government may consid-
er exiting the arrangement on the

occurrence of “specific triggers”

and both will need to give con-
sent to and agree to any exit
terms from the Legacy Contri-
bution aTaNBE Men.



“SOME FACTS
ABOUT CABLE
AND WIRELESS

¢ CWCis a global telecom-
munications company with
operations in Central Amer-
ica, Asia, Europe and Africa
as well as a number of island
nations, similar to. the
Bahamas, around the world.

e It has $3.6 billion in
-assets, $2.5 billion revenues, a
very low level of debt com-
pared to most of its peers,
and almost $1billion in share-
holders’ equity.

e It operates in 38 coun-
tries (13 of which are in the
Caribbean)..

e It has 8.3 million mobile,
1.8 million fixed-line and
600,000 broadband cus-
tomers.

e CWC is a 150-year-old:
company.

e Ten years ago, many of
its markets were monopolies,
particularly in the Caribbean.

e While admitting that its
reputation has taken several
severe hits over the years, the
company claims that the
robust competition it faced
in many of those markets
over the last 10 years, has giv-
en it intimate experience of
liberalisation and taught it
lessons about providing bet-
ter service.

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LARGEST GAY CRUISE SHIP

BRINGS 6,000 TO NASSAU

NEARLY 6,000 passen-
gers on what has been her-
alded as the largest char-
tered gay cruise arrived in
port Monday.

To celebrate its 20th
anniversary providing all-
gay vacations, Atlantis
Events Inc chartered and
subsequently sold out the
Allure of the Seas, sister
ship of the Oasis of the Sea.

The massive ship, with
an estimated 5,800 occu-
pancy, docked at the Prince
George Wharf until shortly
after 3pm yesterday.

Atlantis Event’s website
read: “We're planning the
biggest celebration in our
history to kick-off our 21st
year of creating original all-
gay vacations — Allure of
the Seas completely rede-
fines the cruise experience
in every way. A feat of
architecture and imagina-
tion, Allure is designed
around 7 neighbourhood
concepts, each with a dis-
tinct personality and range
of sights and activities.”

The cruise set off for St.
Maarten, after which it will
continue on to St. Thomas

. before returning to Fort
Lauderdale. .

Carla Stuart, director of
cruise development at the
Ministry of Tourism,

explained that although the
government doesn’t discern
the sexual preference of
chartered cruises, homo-
sexuals suffer little to no
discrimination while at
port.

never notice that there is a
gay cruise in-town. We
don’t see any difference in
the way they behave mov-
ing about the area.”

Mrs Stuart advised that
officials on such cruises
usually provide briefings
for passengers on the desti-
nation’s code of conduct.

“There’s no discrimina-
tion and we’re glad that
people working in the port
are appreciative of the busi-
ness especially because
tourism is our number one
industry,” Mrs Stuart said.

“We have to be respect-
ful of all people that come
here and also respect the
fact that they’re from vari-
ous backgrounds and
creeds.”

She added: “As long as

‘they respect our laws, when .

they behave inappropriate-
ly then, as with any other
group, we seek to ensure
we rectify the situation, but
for the most part the people
that come in and out of this
port behave appropriately.”

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THE Bahamas Kennel Club will be
holding its annual All Breed Dog Show
and Obedience Trials on March 19 and
20 at the grounds of Bahamas Food
Services on Gladstone Road.

It is the 30th anniversary of the’
Bahamas Kennel Club and they are
working hard for a very special compe-
tition:to celebrate this milestone in
their history.

“Our show will feature confirmation
classes for Sporting, Hounds, Terriers,
Toys, Non-sporting and Herding.
These dogs are judged on how they
stand up to the individual breed stan-
dard and out of these classes comes our
Best in Show,” said June Hall , presi-
dent of the BKC.

The show also features special class-
es for neutered and spayed breed dogs,
mixed breeds and, of course, the very
special Royal Bahamian Potcake.

The obedience group are also very
excited about the show.

“Our sponsors Purina are very sup-
portive of the training and obedience,
and have already this year sponsored a
match and a training seminar for those
of us who train for the obedience ring.
We are also very excited that one of
the Purina Agility Dog Teams will be
attending our show and performing
throughout the day on Saturday and:
Sunday,” said Lynn Gape, vice presi-
dent of the BKC. “The show is a must
for all dog enthusiasts and young peo-
ple are encouraged.to enter their dogs
in our junior handler classes.”

If you are worried about not being
able to show your dog like a pro, the
BKC has organised special handling

firmation Judge Betty Umberto, who

handler class and.an adult handler
class.

For more information about the han-
dling classes call 393-5743. Entry forms
can be downloaded at Z
www.Bahamaskenneiclub.org or col-
lected from Fox Hill Nursery and local
veterinarian offices.

|] Spring Festival. organisers

- gear = to help charities

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net _-

ORGANISERS of Abaco’s
Spring Festival are gearing up
to help support charities across
the Bahamas:

The 2011 Spring Festival will
be held on April 16 at Schooner
Bay. The multi-activity event
will raise funds to. support a |
number of worthy charities,
including the REACH autism
awareness group, Every Child

REACH, in partne
tion, will be hosting





Ministey of Educa- d

member is peneouiea

classes on February 19 with AKC con-

will be on hand to teach a special junior. -

Counts, Rotary of Abaco, and

the Bahamas National Trust.
Participants can choose to

bike, run or walk the pic-

‘turesque trails — which run

through the pristine Abaco
National Park, the fishing vil-
lage of Sandy Point and the

community of Schooner Bay.

The event features an 18-mile
bike race, 10k bike or walk-a-
thon and.a 5k race.
Participants, volunteers and
supporters all are welcome to

jo-this family-friendly event.

filled with music, food stalls and
bars, as well as a bouncing ¢as-
tle for children.

The event culminates in
Schooner Bay, where a BBQ
lunch and party will-be hosted
for all participants who have

- registered and received pledges

for any of the four events.

Participants will also receive
a goodie bag, t-shirt, water bot-
tle and complimentary conti-
nental breakfast.

REACH, one of the chari-
ties to benefit from the event, is
also hosting the Ride4Autism, a
100-mile bike ride in Abaco the
following day.

Nassau residents travelling
to Abaco for the festival will
depart on the mv Seawind.Fer-
ry at Sam from Potter’s Cay and

will arrive back in Nassau at .

7.30pm the same day..

The Nassau Hash House
Harriers (NH3), a local running
group, will be joining the autism
awareness campaign.

"This year NH3 wanted to
do a bit more to support

REACH to increase awareness ©

throughout the islands of the

Bahamas. The entire group has
now signed up to participate in
the upcoming Ride4Autism
which will be held in April,"
said club leader, Stefan
Krauskopf.

Participants are encouraged
to register early and purchase
their tickets directly from
Bahamas Fast Ferries at
www.bahamasferries.com.
There are special round-trip
fares of $71 for adults and $40
for children under 12.

Registration is free and forms
are available at Mario Carey
Realty, the REACH head
office or online at active.com.

For more information, call the
REACH office at 328-4123,

‘email eachbahamas@yahoo.com,

or find the organisation on
facebook.com.

Island estate named Home of the Year

TILLOO Pond, an enchanting island estate
in the Abacos, has been named Home of the
Year in its price category by a world class lux-

ury real estate magazine.

The 11-acre oceanfront estate was short-
listed by the staff of Unique Homes and then

opened to online voting.

The property is listed exclusively by Cold-

well Banker Lightbourn Realty.

Unique Homes opened its 40th year by
selecting 40 favourite listings from 1,000 pages
of 2010 listings for a special “Homes of the
Year” section, according to Mark Moffa, man-
aging editor of the magazine.

Unique Homes website visitors were asked
to vote for their favourites. Tilloo Pond beat
the other nine finalists in its price category.

The sea-to-sea property has its own beach,
protected private dock and a day dock on the
sea of Abaco. The uniquely designed 5,400
square foot home has a beautiful vaulted ceil-
ing fashioned from carved, wooden beams. It
has exquisite furnishings and high end finish
work, including granite countertops, traver-
tine tile and exotic hardwood.

“I’m not surprised Tilloo Pond won the
award,” said listing agent Mailin Sands. -

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“As soon as it was nominated, I researched
the other properties and none had anything
close to the beauty of the Abaco Cays, coupled
with the incredible craftsmanship and high
quality finishes that this property has. CEOs
have stayed on the property and celebrities
have visited. It’s the perfect combination of pri-
vacy and luxury in the most beautiful island
’ she said.

Mrs. Sands sees a strong 2011 for Abaco
real estate as prices have been adjusting to
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CHINESE EMBASSY HANDS OVER EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOL etre

‘SHOOTING

: By LAMECH
| JOHNSON



: A MAN was rushed

i to hospital at around

: 10.30 last night after

: being shot in the leg.

i The victim, a 26-

: year-old resident of

: Kennedy Subdivision,
: was walking in Ridge-
: land Park when he was
: approached by a dark

: vehicle.

: One of the occupants
: of the car opened fire

: on the victim, hitting

: him in the leg several

? times.

i His condition could

: not be confirmed up to
: press time last night.



THE AMBASSADOR of the People's Republic c of f China, Hu Bingiian, addresses a special aan at the
Government High School on February 7 during the handing over of equipment for the school's performing

AMBASSADOR OF THE PRC, Hu mina ‘presented the gifts to
the school's principal, Colin’ ‘Johnson, during a special assembly.

RIGHT: Minister of Educa-
tion Desmond Bannistet
addresses students during.
the special assembly at Gov:
ernment High. Also seen are.
Permanent Secretary Elma
Garraway; PRC Ambassador.
Hu Dingxian; Principal Colin .
Johnson; and Superinten-
dent Olga Richards. .

BELOW: Yondell Justilien, °
music teacher at the Govern
ment High School, leads the
band during aspecial =.
assembly performance. ~

Man charged with having

unlicensed firearm, ammunition

FREEPORT — A Freeport man was

' charged in Freeport Magistrate’s court with

having an unlicensed firearm. and ammuni-'.
sa live rounds of ammunition.
Dwan Culmer, 34, appeared i in Court Two

tion.



before Magistrate “Andrew Forbes, where
he pleaded not rr to the joharges.

It is lleged: ‘that on February. 5 Seat. 2
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the accused was”

found in possession of a firearm with four

Culmer was granted $5, 000 bail with one
surety. The matter was adjourned to June 21,
for trial.

arts and physical education departments.

Two arrested after f pearms discovered

By LAMECH JOHNSON. :

POLICE arrested two
men in connection withthe

discovery of illegal firearms.

The first man was taken

Monday in McCullough
Corner, after he ran into‘a
house upon seeing police
approach.

Officers searched the

home and found a handgun -
and ammunition. Two men |

aged 40 and 22, with a 32-
year-old woman, were taken

_. Into custody.
into custody around 8pm on.»

A few hours. later, officers

from the Mobile Division

took three men into custody
for questioning after a high-
powered rifle and a quantity

of marijuana were discov-
ered during a:search of a sil-

ver coloured Toyota Corol-

la.
The officers, acting on-a

tip, went to Peter Street off
. East Street and stopped the

‘three men, who they felt,
“were acting suspiciously.

‘ Two of the men-are 23, and

the other is 30 years old.

Primary school students to
receive free eye exam next week

NEARLY 100 primary shoal students from |
three government schools will receive a free
eye exam next week.

The Rotary Club of Nassau East’s eye test-

ing project will afford students. at Naomi

Blatch, Stephen Dillett; and Uriah McPhee
the opportunity to have their. eyesight assessed
and possibly improved. ~

Partnering with the local organisation is the
Rotary Club of Roswell, Georgia, which will
provide the testing equipment and glasses for
students whose prescriptions are in stock.

Amol Pendharkar, international director of



‘Rotary, of Nassau. Bast, said: “This year we
are trying to accommodate all of the students.
Testing will be done by Bahamas Vision Cen-
tre, they will examine the students and we will
give the glasses... |

“If the prescription is not available, we will
refer.to social services or they will receive a dis-
count to purchase the glasses at the Bahamas
Vision Centre.”

An estimated 91 students have already sub-
mitted consent forms for participation in next

week’s free exam. Testing is scheduled for —

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Chesapecke Road
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Tel. 394-8385/6

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¢ POLICE are ques-

i tioning a man in con-

: nection with the armed

: robbery of a phone.

: card vendor on Mon-

: day night.

; . The woman victim

: was standing on East

: Street South when she

? was approached by two

: men in a white Nissan
'+ Maxima.

One of them pro-

: duced a handgun and
: robbed her of-cash and
: a number of.cell phone
: cards before: speeding
i off.

The police were. noti-

+ fied and patrolling offi-
? cers spotted the vehi-
icle. The resulting chase
: ended when the: Maxi-
: ma crashed into.a fence

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a a ee a as
San Salvador: an
island of monuments

By LARRY SMITH

COCKBURN TOWN,
San Salvador -'This is an
island of monuments,
although none are particu-
larly grandiose and some are
positively insignificant and
difficult to find. There are at
least five markers commem-
orating the landfall of
Columbus, for example.

The locals don't pay much
attention to them, but the 400
visitors who stay at Club Med

each week certainly do. This ,

is the most historic place in
the Bahamas because it was
the site of that momentous
first encounter between the
Old and New Worlds in 1492.

In fact, it was Tough Call
who broke the story that con-
firmed San Salvador as the

landfall island in 1983.— via -

the Reuters and Inter Press
Service news wires. That's
when archaeologist Charles
Hoffman excavated Spanish
trade goods dated to the con-
tact period at the very site of
the Lucayan village adjacent
to the Long Bay beach where
* Columbus was believed to
have come ashore.
. After the Spanish carried
off the unfortunate Lucayans
to slavery in Hispaniola, San
Salvador was deserted until
some 1,000 whites and 7,000
blacks arrived in the
Bahamas, fleeing the Ameri-
can Revolution, to establish
plantations on 14 previously
unsettled islands.

About a dozen such
estates operated on San Sal-
vador from the late 1700s to
’ the1830s, and we have a
unique written record of one
of them — Prospect Hill plan-
tation — contained ina slim
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scribed by a former resident
justice in 1903 from an origi-
nal journal.by planter
Charles Farquarson (and is
available from Media Enter-
prises). The original journal
is stored at the Department
of Archives.

Most whites eventually
left the southern islands to
their former slaves, who

engaged in subsistence fam-

ing in relative-isolation. In
the mid-20th century the US
built three bases on San Sal-
vador — a missile tracking sta-
tion, a Coast Guard station,
and a submarine tracking sta-
tion. When the Americans
left in the 1970s these facili-

ties were repurposed as a.

school, an academic research
station and, eventually, as the
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Cockburn Town is named
after a 19th century gover-
nor of the Bahamas, and this

is where the local govern- .

ment offices are located. The
oldest surviving building in
this settlement is the 500-

square-foot, two-storey com-.

missioner's ‘office and gaol,
which was built in the 1800s
opposite the now defunct
government dock.

Fundraising
By the 1980s this little

building was long abandoned

and set to become a ruin, but
the approaching quincenten-
nial of Columbus' landfall on
the island gave it a new lease
on life. Fundraising and vol-
unteer work by local and for-
eign groups restored the old







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gaol as a museum in time for

the 1992 celebrations, which

attracted worldwide atten- °

tion.
Dr Roberto Savio, an Ital-

ian second: home resident, '

was instrumental in this
transformation, securing
exhibits from Europe and
enlisting the support of inter-
national agencies and per-
sonalities an behalf of the
Bahamas. Among the contri-

‘butions Savio arranged was

a ceramic tile mural created
by a leading Italian artist
named Bruno Elise. It was
donated by an Italian state
company, and installed on an
exterior wall of the museum,
where it remains today.
After the quincentennial
celebrations, the old gaol was
left to deteriorate again, and
in 2002 it was closed for
repairs. At that time it was

decided. to move the muse- .
um to larger premises at the

old primary school nearby.
When -the Antiquities

Monuments &: Museums ©

Corporation was created in
1999, it assumed responsibil-
ity for the museum, but nev-

-er got around to repairing the
_ old gaol. So when hurricanes
struck the island in 2004, and |

the old primary school had
to be re-occupied by stu-
dents, the museum artifacts
were put into storage, and
the much-photographed old
gaol in the historic town cen-
tre was simply abandoned.
On my visit, the wood-

work was rotting, windows’

were broken, plaster walls

. were cracking, doors were

hanging off their hinges and
there was trash in and around

the building. The only:

remaining artifact is the
1920s-vintage "Watling
Island Resident Justice" safe
rusting away on the ground

floor - apparently too heavy

to either move or steal.

Inspection

But the building is still
sound. A recent inspection
by a Ministry of Works engi-
neer found that remedial
repairs were required at a
cost of about $3,000, followed
by a full restoration involving
replacement of the roof,
stairway and upper floor-
boards,
plumbing and electrical

installations, and ‘Tepairs. to"

the walls.

‘An earlier engineering
report found that the build-
ing should be "restored and
preserved as a reminder.and
landmark of the history and
culture of the country.
Repaired and restored it

would be a public asset to be .
used again for the benefit of '

the local community and as
an attraction for visitors."

Meanwhile, the ceramic ~

tile mural installed in 1991
facing the sea has suffered
irreversible damage. So last
year Dr Savio undertook to
have the mural replaced and
make the remedial repairs
that the building needed. He
also offered to raise funds for
a full restoration of the build-
ing. In January he brought
Professor Elisei to the island
with a new mural, but the
renowned Bahamian bureau-
cracy intervened.

After weeks on the island,
Professor Elisei was forced

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THE OLD GAOL and resident shes office at Cackbutn Town, show-
ing the Elise mural.

to return to Italy with his new
mural, and the old gaol

remains exactly as it was.

After much delay — and only
in response to my persistent
inquiries-- the AMMC
grudgingly acknowledged Dr
Savio's offer to help restore
the building a second time.
The point is that over
eight years the AMMC — a

government corporation’

responsible for heritage
preservation that operates on
a million-dollar-a-year bud-
get — could not restore a 500-
square-foot building on the
most historic island in the
Bahamas, despite private
offers of financing.

Bahamian English
On the flight to and from
San Salvador recently I spent
time reviewing a copy of the

1982 publication, A Dictio-

nary of Bahamian English.
Written by two former Col-

lege of the Bahamas lecturers -

(John Holm and Allison
Shilling, both British expa-
triates now at American uni-
it has been
described as a record of all
that is Bahamian in English.

This book offers more
than 5,000 entries for words

and expressions used in the |

Bahamas that are not gener-
ally found in current standard
English. Information on
Bahamian creole is not quite

as rare as you might think. .

A COB web page on English
language. resources, for
example, lists some two
dozen articles, dissertations
and studies by Bahamian and
foreign scholars on this sub-
ject.

The range of linguistic tra-
ditions brought to’ the
Bahamas during the Euro-
pean settlement includes
Bermudian English, British
cockney, Scots English and

early African American, pro- '

ducing a great. grammatical
diversity. South Carolina was

‘a major point of origin for

white and black loyalists,
which makes it likely that an
early form of Gullah (an
American creole) was taken
to the Bahamas with them.
Creole is the term for a
language that resulted from
"the collision of languages
and cultures under the social
conditions of slavery", Holm
says, like creole French in
Haiti. Most often, the vocab-
ulary comes from the domi-
nant group and the grammar
from the subordinate group.
In a related study com-
paring 2500 Bahamian
expressions not used in con-
temporary standard British,
Holm assigned 43 per cent to
Scotland or the North Coun-
try, with another 25 per cent
from Ireland or the West
Country. Bahamian whites

speak a non-standard dialect.

similar to that spoken on.the
North Carolina outer banks,
while the vernacular of most
native blacks is Bahamian
creole.

‘The entries in this dictio-
nary range from the mildly
amusing (as in "take off them
wet clothes afore you catch
ammonia"), to the complex
and historic. Andros, for
example, is the largest island
in the Bahamas, but the ear-
liest names for it were Isla
Santa (on a 1501 map), Aba-
coa (on a 1523 map) and

Cabacos (on a 1529 map).
Themame "Andros" seems
to have been first used in a
1731 reference by naturalist
Mark Catesby to the "Islands
of Andros and Ilathera", and
on a 1771 map as "Andres".

One theory about the ori-
gin of the name is that in the
1780s, when the British ceded
the island of San Andres on
the Mosquito Coast of ,Cen-
tral America to Spain, most
of the inhabitants moved to
the largest island in the
Bahamas. Another theory is
that the island was named
after Sir Edmund Andros, a
commander of British forces
in the Caribbean during the
17th century.

We also learn that "biggi-
ty" actually has a Scottish ori-
gin. It meant "wealthy" but
was transformed in US
ee dialect into "uppi-

. In the Bahamas today
ae word means "egotistical

.or bumptious".

A long entry explains the
various cultural terms‘related
to conch, theshellfish. And
another describes the alter-
nate meaning of conch — as
an. early nickname for
Bahamians generally. In 1804
Daniel McKinnon observed
that prior to the loyalist
migration visitors called all
Bahamians conchs, but in

more recent usage, the term .

has come to mean white

-Bahamians. The generally

derogatory. term "conchy

‘joe'" refers to a Bahamian

white or near-white. Accord-
ing to one reference cited,
"conchy joes are by no means
white, they are of a hard-red
complexion."

Meanwhile, nango is "a
term of contempt originally
applied -by creole blacks to
African-born slaves." The
nago are a coastal sub-tribe

, of the Yoruba from West.

Africa, the reference says.
The late Dr Cleveland Eneas
reported that nangos lived in

‘Bain Town. They were also

said to live in Fox Hill, and
the term became generalised
to include all liberated
Africans. Nango is also an
abusive term for a low-class,
loud-mouth black Bahamian.

Terms

. To sprogue means. to go
out looking for girls, and a
sprogie refers to the girl that’
you may find. But beware
that you don't meet up with a
sookie — the one-eyed, tooth-
less woman who gets in
everyone's business. These
terms all have British North
Country derivations.

Cigillian (the nickname
for folks from Spanish Wells)
is said to derive from the
Lucayan name for Eleuthera
(Cigatoo), but may also come
from St Georgian — the set-
tlement of Spanish Wells is
located on St George's Cay.

And while yinna and jook

‘are both African in: deriva-

tion, yucking up one's vexa-
tion is British North Coun-
try. There's something for
everyone in this fascinating
lexicon.

What do you think?
Send comments to
I i ia.net
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Police out in force
for BTC protest |

FROM page one

the $210 million majority sale of BTC in Par-
liament yesterday afternoon, BTC Union
members had been called to Rawson square
during their lunch hour to continue showing
disapproval for the majority sale.

Heightened security measures were
taken by police in anticipation of the pos- .
' sible threats, said Chief Superintendent

Emerick Seymour.

Blockades and steel barricades lined all
corners of the square while a strong
police presence could also be seen in and
around the area. Access to the square was
also limited as protesters and the public
had to stand to the far sides during the

session.

“We were well prepared to deal with
any eventuality that may have hap-

pened,” said Supt Seymour.

He added: “We always do our best to

be on the side of caution.”

- According to Supt Seymour, stronger
security measures will be taken around
Rawson square until authorities are satis-

fied no threats exist.

“We want to be prepared for anything
and everything. Our presence will be felt
as long as we perceive a threat,” he said.

Denise Wilson, secretary general of
the Bahamas Communications and Public
Officers Union (BCPDU), said the turn
out was what they expected and the
protest of the sale would continue in the

right way, “decently.”

“We wanted to make sure that we have
members in gallery. Every day this debate
goes on, we will be here,” said Ms Wil-

son.

Ms Wilson said even though some
Bahamians might not understand why
unions are continuing to fight the sale, “it

comes down to our rights.”

She said: “Anytime I believe my rights
are being infringed, I will stand up

against it.”

FROM page one

Understanding and support-
ing documents relating: to-the

‘Sale of 51 per cent of BTC,

Mr Christie again pledged to
put the majority stake back
in the hands of the govern-
ment if his party resumes
power in 2012. ;

He predicted that the gov-
ernment's follow through on
privatisation — in the face of
union discontent and a divid-
ed public opinion on the sale
— will cost the Free National

Movement the next election.

_"Today is a sad day in the
history of our country," said

_ Mr Christie, echoing a state-

ment made by Englerston MP
Glenys Hanna-Martin in the
House of Assembly.

"We will not support the
sale that has been announced
today. We are particularly
grieved that even though the
decision was made to sell, the
decision was made to sell 51
per cent, that is an error of
judgment on the part of this
government and certainly
does not serve the best inter-
ests of people of the
Bahamas," Mr Christie said,
flanked by PLP MPs, after
Parliament adjourned for the

MORE BTC SALE NEWS ON PAGES TWO,

SIX AND SEVEN



BIC UNION HOLDS
DEMONSTRATION
IN GRAND BAHAMA

FREEPORT - BTC
workers and union offi-
cials staged a demonstra-
tion in Grand Bahama on
Tuesday opposing the *
sale of a majority of the
company’s shares to
Cable and Wireless.

Rex Grant, area vice
president of the BCPMU,



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POLICE AT Rawson Square yesterday.

PLP WILL OPPOSE SALE OF

day. -

extent that we are able to
legally do so, we will revisit
this matter with a view to
enhancing Bahamian owner-
ship and put controlling inter-
est in the hands of Bahami-
ans," he added.

However, this resistance

‘ will not stop the sale, as the

Government has more sitting
members in Parliament to
effect the passage of the sale
in the House of Assembly.
Yesterday, Mr Ingraham
signed sale agreements for the
majority stake of BTC to
regional telecommunications
provider Cable & Wireless.
The nation's chief then tabled
the MoU and other docu-
ments relating to the sale
when Parliament convened
for the afternoon session.
The PLP will not peruse the
catalogue tabled in Parlia-
ment — paying close attention
to stated changes to BTC's
employee pension plan — but
does not expect to be swayed

"We will oppose, and to the

~ BICIN PARLIAMENT VOTE

from their resistance to the
sale.
"We are going to review all

of the documentation that has

been put in place today,
notwithstanding the fact that
we have not heard anything
to change our minds, we will
have a full response to this
after we discuss in detail the
proposed sale.

"From our point of view,
my government never con-
templated — even when we
had divisions over the pri-
vatisation process — we never
agreed to sell the majority
interest.

"It is too final where the
Prime Minister is doing this
knowing that the country is
divided over the issue, know-
ing that he does not have the
support of the Opposition —
he is saying because he was

elected that gives him the >

right to sell 51 per cent, and
therefore the country forev-
er will lose controlling interest

in it," said the former Prime’

Minister.

Govt plans to secure veto
powers in BTC sales agreement

and Paul Moss, attorney
for the BCPOU, spoke
with the media about gov-
ernment’s signing of a
memorandum of under-
standing to sell BTC,
which was tabled’in Par-
liament yesterday.

Mr Grant was surprised _
that, despite a Supreme
Court injunction halting
the sale of BTC, the gov-
ernment has gone ahead
and signed a
document/contract to sell
the'shares in BTC.

The area vice president
said that the Supreme
Court judge had set a
date of February 14 to.
give his decision on the
matter.

“We believe that the
injunction we have put
forth in the Supreme
Court would be success-
ful... and we-really
believe it will work in our
favour.

“If the government

: thinks it can sign an

" agreement — it is not

} going to work,” Mr Grant

: said. Attorney Paul Moss
said that the government
could have waited a few
more days until the judge
came back with a deci-
sion.

’ “It is our view that the:
government could have
waited...to see if the
union had a standing in
the matter. They (the
government) started this
process in the last century
of 1999 and they could. .
have waited three more
days to find out,” he said.

FROM page one

The veto powers will be applicable as lonig as
the government holds 15 per cent of BTC’s
issued share capital. :

Some of the “critical areas” laid out in the
MOU, include:

@ Changes to the constitutional documents
of BTC.

@ Changes to the share capital of BTC.

@ Material changes in the nature or scope of
BTC’s business.

@ Borrowings by BTC that would exceed 2.5
times earnings.

@ The sale of a material part of BTC’s busi-
ness.

@ Any material acquisitions.

@ Relocation overseas of BTC or any mate-
rial part of its business.

®@ Contracts outside the ordinary course of
business.

@ Transactions with the CWC group subject
to various conditions.

@ Important changes to any of the manage-
ment services agreements with CWC.

@ Any action to’terminate the pension plan.

@ Any redundancy exercise in the two years
following the transaction.

In the current agreement, the government

will also maintain veto rights over decisions to

change the “basis for charging fees” for exter-
nal services provided by CWC group of com-
panies.

BTC is expected to make use of a number of

'. brands, trademarks and intellectual property of

CWC. Charges for such services will be on
the basis of “the cost of labour plus a small
standard margin.”

There is a fixed fee of two per cent of rev-
enues for the brand, intellectual property and
know-how services.

These fees have been benchmarked against
similar third party arrangements such as those
in Panama and Barbados.

“So we are comfortable with these fees, and
believe that the future value Cable & Wireless
will bring to BTC, and to the residual 49 per
cent held by us, will be far greater than the cost
of this fee,” said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, during his presentation in the House of
Assembly yesterday.

“Nevertheless, the Government has negoti-
ated provisions to ensure transparency and
accountability, including that it will be able
to audit the margins and costs charged and it
will receive an annual report outlining the
costs and benefits under the management ser-

- vices agreements. Any services will also be

subject to certain veto rights by Government.”

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Assange's lawyer: Sweden
acted improperly in prob

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

SPEAKING OUT: Mark Stephiens, the lawyer of WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange, speaks outside Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in Lon-

don, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

_ JILL LAWLESS,

Associated Press
LONDON

The man famous for leaking

thousands of secret U.S. mili-
tary and diplomatic documents

: just spent two days in court
fighting extradition to Sweden .

and criticizing prosecutors there
for allegedly ae his name

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a testy hearing in a London
courtroom, both sides traded
pointed remarks Tuesday about
the quality of Sweden's justice
system.

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EXTRADITION FIGHT: The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assangefaces the media.after making an appearance at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court .

in London, in this Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, as part of his fight to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he's wanted on sex crimes

allegations. WikiLeaks hopes to enlist as many as 60 news organizations from around the world in a bid to help speed the publication of its ,

massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic memos,Assange said Tuesday Jan 25 2011.

Lawyers for the WikiLeaks
founder say he is the victim of a
flawed investigation conducted
. In the media spotlight and will
not get a fair trial in Sweden.
He has not been charged in the
case and denies all wrongdo-
ing.

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choice -but to issue an arrest,

warrant for Assange after
repeatedly failing to. pin down
the elusive Australian for an
interview about the allegations.

The argument spilled out
onto the lawn outside Belmarsh
Magstrates' Court, where
Assange accused Marianne Ny,
the Swedish prosecutor in
charge of his case, of being too
afraid to come to a British court
to answer questions.

"What we've seen is process
abuse after process abuse being
revealed for hours and hours,"
Assange told reporters. "What
we have not seen however is
the chief prosecutor ... she has
refused to come to the pier
ceedings."

Sweden's prosecutor- gener-
al, Anders Perklev, issued a
statement Tuesday defending
both the Swedish justice system

and Ny. While Perklev noted .

that Assange should be consid-
ered innocent until proven
guilty, he stressed that Ny had a
duty to complete the investiga-
tion. -

"Marianne Ny has acted
completely in accordance with
her role as a public prosecutor
and she obviously has the com-
petence needed for the deci-
sions that have been made in
this case," Perklev said.

British Judge Howard Rid-
dle, who has been weighing
Assange's fate over two days
at a London extradition hear-
ing, told both sides to return
Friday for closing arguments.

Assange is wanted for ques-
tioning over claims of rape and
sexual molestation made by two
Swedish women he met during
a trip to Stockholm in August.
He denies the allegations.

Clare Montgomery, a lawyer

acting for Swedish authorities, .

read a statement from Ny
describing how she had made
repeated attempts to interview
Assange about the allegations
while he was in Sweden, to no
avail.

In a court document yead
aloud by Montgomery, Ny said
"jt must have been crystal clear

Chechen rebel leader claims airport bomb

VLADIMIR
ISACHENKOV,
Associated Press
MOSCOW ,

Chechen warlord Doku
Umarov has claimed responsi-

. bility for last month's suicide

bombing at a Moscow airport
and threatened more such
attacks as a growing Islamic
insurgency tries to force Russia
to surrender control over its
southern Caucasus region.
Umarov's statement in a
video posted late Monday was
likely to add_to jitters in Russi-
a's capital and increase pres-
sure on the government. Prime
Minister Vladimir Putin, whose
popularity has hinged on his
tough line against the insur-

. gency, recently admitted that

Russia needs to learn from for-
eign experience in fighting ter-
ror. The Jan. 24 bombing of

to Julian Assange ... that we

were extremely anxious to

interview him." ;
Montgomery said that even

’ Assange's own lawyer, Bjorn

Hurtig, could not. contact him
for a week, leading prosecutors
to conclude that he was a flight
tisk and should be arrested.

In turn, Assange's lawyers
and a defense witness accused
prosecutors in Sweden of irreg-
ularities and illegalities in the
way they built their case. Hurtig
said an initial prosecutor "acted
against the laws of confiden-
tiality, telling one of our tabloid

newspapers that Julian was sus- -

pected of rape." He said prose-

cutors and police had leaked

details of the case to the media.
Publicity

Assange's lawyers argue that
the global publicity around the
case and the Swedish custom
of hearing rape cases behind
closed doors mean he would
not.get a fair trial. His attor-
ney, Geoffrey Robertson, said
closed-door hearings would be
"a flagrant denial of justice."

Defense attorneys have
sought to paint the behavior of
Swedish prosecutors as unrea-
sonable. Sven-Erik Alhem, a
former chief prosecutor in Swe-
den appearing as a defense wit-
ness, said Ny "should have
made sure Assange was able to
give his version of events in
detail" before issuing an arrest
warrant.

Assange is accused of sexu-
ally assaulting one woman and
raping another by having sex
with her while she was asleep

,during a weeklong visit to

Stockholm last August. In
Swedish law, sex with a person
who is asleep can constitute
rape. The defense says Assange
had consensual sex with his two
accusers and has not.committed
any crime.

In court, Hurtig cited tweets

and text messages sent by the:

accusers, which he said talked

of "revenge, gaining economic.

advantage, having contact with



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Center, a website affiliated with
Chechen rebels, shows insurgent
leader Doku Umarov speaking'in in
a video

Domodedovo Airport killed 36
people and injured about 180.
Russian investigators said the
bomber was a 20-year-old man
from the Caucasus region that

includes Chechnya, but have _

not released his name or other
details.

the media to give him a bad
name in the press."

In one, the woman who told
police she was asleep during
sex "said she was half asleep,

a

which to my mind is the same -

thing as saying you are half
awake," he said.

Assange's wide-ranging argu-
ments against extradition also
include claims that he could

cp

eventually be extradited from
Sweden to the United States -
and even sent to the detention | -
center at the U.S. Navy base in ©

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

However, Alhem appeared *

to undermine that argument
when he said that it was not

possible for Assange tobe sent <
from Sweden to the U.S. on the ~

current European Arrest War-

rant. Assange, wearing.a blue °
‘suit, sat in the dock at London's

high-security Belmarsh Magis-

trates' Court, watching atten- :i

‘tively and taking notes through-

out the hearing.

WikiLeaks touched off.an 5

international uproar when it

released classified helicopter .,
video showing a U.S. attack <
that killed two Reuters jour- .

nalists in Iraq. It later began
publishing tens of thousands of

US. military documents on the .

wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, :
and classified U.S. diplomatic _
cables whose revelations ©

angered and embarrassed the “

USS. and its allies.

American officials are trying *

to build a criminal case against

WikiLeaks. Assange's lawyers |

claim the Swedish prosecution

is linked to the leaks and polit- >

ically motivated — a claim Swe-
den strongly denies.

Assange was arrested in Lon- «
don in December after Sweden .
issued a warrant on .rape and -
molestation accusations. He |

was released on bail on condi-

tion that he live — under cur- ;

few and electronically tagged

— at a supporter's country ,
mansion in eastern England. —

Since then, Assange has still
conducted media interviews
and signed a reported $1.5 mil-
lion deal for a memoir.

Top security officials briefed
parliament Tuesday about the ,{

investigation in a closed ses- |;

sion, but no details were imme-
diately released.

’ "All residents of our coun-
try need to realize that we will

have to live under the threat of .

terror for a long time to come,"

Vladimir Vasilyev, the head of .
parliament's security commit- '

tee, told reporters.
The Chechen warlord has

claimed responsibility for an |

array of terrorist attacks,
including last year's double sui-

cide bombing of the Moscow ii

subway system that killed 40
people.
Umarov said he ordered the

-- &

airport bombing and that many
more "special operations" will .

follow, if Russia does not allow
the Caucasus to become an

independent Islamic state gov- ,

erned by sharia law.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Bush trip to Geneva cancelled
following threat of protest

Working class
hero Lula says

capitalism is deal

RUKMINI CALLIMACHI,
Associated Press
DAKAR, Senegal

Brazil's first working class
president and an icon of the
downtrodden said Monday
that the global financial cri-
sis proves capitalism is bro-
ken.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
also said it was time for
affluent countries to begin
paying attention to nations
like Senegal, ranked as one
of the world's poorest.

"For too long, rich coun-
tries saw us as peripheral,
problematic, even danger-
ous," said Silva, who
stepped down last year with
one of the highest approval

ratings in his country's histo-

ry, "Today we are an essen-
tial, undeniable part of the
solution to the biggest crisis
of the last decade — a crisis
that was not created by us,
but that emerged from the
great centers of world capi-
talism."

His speech marked the
second day of the six-day
World Social Forum, an
annual counterpunch to the
World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland.

While the latter draws

CEOs who sleep in four-star

hotels and take turns on the

Swiss slopes, the participants

in the World Social Forum
are happy to camp on the '

sides of roads or sleep with.
locals in order to take part

in the yearly anti-capitalist

gathering.

Organic
Instead of suits, they

arrive wearing tie-die shirts
and trousers of organic cot-

ton, like Lula who addressed

the cheering crowd in an

tations are frequently ad lib,

‘including a fiery impromptu

speech by Bolivian Presi-
dent Evo Morales on Sun-
day who told the assembled
crowd that capitalism was in
its death throes.
"We can see it with the

can see it with climate
change and. global warm-
ing," said Morales, who in
2005 became the first leader
to be elected from Bolivia's
indigenous majority. "The
capitalism of today is a capi-
talism that no longer pro-
duces but just consumes."
-The-weeklong conference,
which has drawn some

countries, aims to create

"open space" for debate on >

subjects ranging from "the
crisis of capitalism" to the
African Diaspora. Many |
participants pointed out that

at a same time of change in
Africa. "If you look across

in Egypt and Tunisia and
the challenges in Ivory
Coast and Zimbabwe, it is.

very important for people to :

express their views and indi-
cate that there is a ruling
elite, a very small group of
people who are.-holding us
hostage," said Zimbabwean
journalist and participant
Thomas Deves.

Nilza Iraci, a member of
the forum's international
organizing committee, says
that in the early years, the
forum attempted to bite
the gap with Davos. They
held a teleconference with
members of the Davos con-
ference in an attempt to
exchange ideas.

Critics of the forum say it
has not effected real change
in the 11 years sirice it start-

ed. Iraci says the event is not ;

meant tq effect change, but
rather to create a space to
network and to share ideas
for a new world.

The opening march
included a delegation of
women from Senegal's
provinces who had made
their way to Dakar to try to
lobby for land rights. In the
oceanlike crowd, they ran
into Liv Sovik, a communi-
cations professor at a school
in Rio de Janeiro. She
helped the women connect
with a leader of the land
rights movement that was
also at the march, she said.

"It's like a trade fair. You
meet to make connections,"
said Sovik.



A visit former U.S. President George W. Bush

: planned to make to Switzerland next week has been
? canceled because of security concerns, after left-wing
: groups called for mass protests and rights activists pro-
: posed legal action against him for. allegedly ordering the

torture of terrorism suspects.
Bush's spokesman David Sherzer said the two-term

informal white shirt. Presen- : president was informed Friday by the United Israel
{ i Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had
} been called off. "We regret that the speech has been
: canceled," Sherzer told The Associated Press in an e-
: mail Saturday. "President Bush was looking forward to
i speaking about freedom and offering reflections from
: his time in office."

Saturday's edition of Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve

: quoted the Jewish charity's lawyer, Robert Equey, as
: saying the visit was canceled because of the risk that
. | protests by left-wing groups could result in violence.

i is calls to demonstrate were sliding into danger-

3

ous terrain," Equey told the newspaper. "The orga-
nizers claimed to be able to maintain order, but warned
they could not be held responsible for any outbursts."

Protest organizers had called for participants to each
bring a shoe to the rally outside the lakeside Hotel
Wilson — named. after Bush's predecessor Woodrow
Wilson — where the dinner was to be held. The shoe
was meant to recall the moment an Iraqi journalist
threw his footwear at Bush date a news conference in
Baghdad in 2008.

Complaints

Equey told Tribune de Geneve that attempts by ,

human rights groups to submit legal complaints against
Bush to Swiss prosecutors hadn't played a part in the
decision to cancel the visit.

Sherzer, Bush's spokesman, declined to comment
on.the reasons for the cancellation,

Several human rights groups, including Amnesty
International and the New York-based Center for
Constitutional Rights, had planned to ask Swiss pros-
ecutors to open a criminal investigation against Bush



(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

CANCELLED VISIT: In this fi file photo of Aug. 6, 2008, U.S. President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and daughter Barbara Bush arrive at military base i in Bangkok. For-
; mer President George W. Bush's planned visit to Switzerland has been cancelled because of security concerns.

| FRANK JORDANS,
: Associated Press
i GENEVA.

over the admission that he personally authorized the
waterboarding of terrorism suspects.

"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt
he canceled his trip to avoid our case," the Center for
Constitutional Rights and others said in a statement.

Legal experts say it is unlikely Swiss prosecutors
would have had the time to examine any criminal com-
plaint against Bush and take action, such as requesting
him to respond to the allegations, before he left
Switzerland again.

Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Jus-
tice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed
immunity from prosecution for any actions taken while
in office, ministry spokesman Felco Galli told the AP.

Widney Brown, Amnesty's senior diréctor of inter-
national law and policy, said the group would continue
to press for Bush's prosecution the next time the former
president travels to a country that has committed to
prosecuting war crimes and where he could expect a
fairtrial..Sherzer said‘Bush has made: several trips

. outside of the United States since leaving office two

years ago, including to South Korea, China, Japan,
Brazil, Canada, and the Middle East.

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Rumsfeld reveals pre-war Iraq strike plan

: ROBERT BURNS,
: AP National
i Security Writer

30,000 participants from 123. | WASHINGTON

the U.N, Security Council mak-

: ing the case for war.

In his memoir, "Known and

Unknown," Rumsfeld wrote

: that the Joint Chiefs supported
? a strike, based on what Rums-

?. feld called extensive but not
? conclusive CIA evidence that

: the site housed an underground
: facility for testing chemical
? weapons. He called it a "fairly

? sizeable terrorist operation."

The prewar attack never hap-

pened, although the site was

: struck in the opening days of
: the war that President George
: W. Bush launched in March

: 2003, about six weeks after |

:. Powell's U.N. speech. The U.S.
: never found substantial evi-
: dence of an active Iraqi pro-
: gram to produce weapons of
?_ mass destruction, but Rumsfeld
: believed that the site near the
: Iranian border presented the
: best chance to prove they exist-
ed before the war began.

; "For. whatever reason, the
: administration never made
: public these facts about an

“active: WMD production facili-

: ty\run by terrorists in Iraq,"
? Rumsfeld wrote.

i He said he made his recom-
: mendation to Bush at a Feb. 3,
: 2003, National Security Council
: meeting in which Powell
: sketched out the presentation
? he was to make at the U.N. two
: days later.

: Rumsfeld quotes himself as
: telling the meeting, "We should
: hit Khurmal during the speech,
: given that Colin will talk about
: it." Khurmal is the name of a

‘} village near the site. Powell

: objected.

: In his U.N. presentation,
: Powell described it as "Terror-
; ist Poison and Explosive Fac-

: Former Pentagon chief Don- .
: ald H. Rumsfeld reveals in. his
? new book that he urged a U.S.
? military strike on a suspected
: chemical weapons site in north-
ES : ? ern Iraq in 2003, and that he
the event is also taking place } wanted the attack timed to
: coincide with then Secretary of
i State Colin Powell's address to
the democratization struggle :

tory, Khurmal." Rumsfeld said
Khurmal was operated by
Ansar al-Islam, a Sunni, mili-
tant group with ties to Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian
extremist who later led the Iraq
branch of the al-Qaida terrorist
network.

. Rumsfeld wrote that he
wanted to attack the site before
Powell finished his presenta-
tion in New York, because oth-
erwise the site would be aban-
doned.

Had Powell not stood in the
way, in Rumsfeld's view, the
Bush administration might have
gained conclusive evidence that
Iraq had an active WMD site.
"As expected, shortly after
Powell's speech was delivered,
many of the terrorists fled
Khurmal," he wrote. |

An AP reporter who visited
the site a few days after Pow-
ell's speech found a half-built
cinderblock compound filled
with heavily armed Kurdish
men, video equipment and chil-
dren — but no obvious sign of
chemical weapons manufactur-
ing. Much of the site was

destroyed by American cruise

missile strikes at the outset of
the invasion.

Memoir

The Rumsfeld memoir cov-
ers the full span of his 78 years,
from growing up in a small
town outside Chicago, his Navy
days, his years in Congress, a

string of staff jobs in the Nixon .-

White House, his first tour as

_ defense secretary under Presi- °

dent Gerald R. Ford, a period
as a businéss executive and his
return to the Pentagon in Jan-
uary 2001. He is the only per-
son to, have 'served twice as
defense secretary; he also is the
youngest to have held the job
and the oldest.

To promote and expand on
the book, Rumsfeld established
a web site, www.rumsfeld.com
that contains a select group of
his official papers. Some
required declassification at his
request. Rumsfeld said he
chose documents that are "of
particular historical interest" or
are related to the events that
he describes in the book. With-

NEW BOOK: In this Jan.
20, 2011 photo, former
Defense Secretary Don-
ald H. Rumsfeld is inter-
viewed at his office in
Washington.

(AP Photo
/Jacquelyn Martin)



| out knowing the full contents

of the papers it is impossible to
know whether he included only
documents that support his ver-

sion of events or omitted unflat-

tering items.

Additional secret documents
from his years at the Pentagon
will be declassified: and
reviewed for public release, he
said. On his web site he wrote

that deciding to release certain .

papers was difficult.

"These documents were not
designed with an eye to history
as part of an authoritative
archive," he wrote. He said he
chose to release them "warts
and all," for readers to draw
their own conclusions.

Some early reviews of what
Rumsfeld called "my slice of
history" have cast it as a score-
settling exercise, a revenge
memoir. That, he sniffed, comes
from "people who haven't read
it." :

Much of the attention to, the
book has focused on contro-
versies from the Iraq war, but
he. also writes about the peri-
od when the Afghan war began
slipping into a stalemate.

In the interview, Rumsfeld’
said the State Department's
performance was lacking, but
he denied that the administra-
tion was distracted by the war
in Iraq. Taking a jab at allies,
Rumsfeld wrote that Britain,

‘Italy, Germany and other coun-

tries that agreed in the early
years of the war to take the lead
on certain nonmilitary tasks —
such as training the Afghan
police and creating a civil jus-
tice system — found their tasks
more difficult than they had |
anticipated.

"And an awful lot of that
didn't get done," he said.

Asked his view of the Oba-
ma administration's decision to
begin withdrawing troops in
2011 and to complete the pull-
out by 2014, Rumsfeld said he
saw grounds for worry but he
was not precise about his rea-
sons. He said the U.S. approach
could set in motion forces
"potentially adverse to the gov-
ernment of Afghanistan." |

It was the Iraq war that led to
Rumsfeld's demise at the Pen-
tagon; he resigned in November

‘2006 as Democrats regained

control of the Congress and the
outlook for'success in Iraq
appeared increasingly grim.
Robert Gates took over at the
Pentagon and Bush sent a surge
of combat forces to Baghdad,
setting the stage for an eventu-
al turnaround that now has U.S.
forces poised to leave Iraq by
year's end. In the interview,
Rumsfeld defended the Bush
decision in 2008 to agree to
have all forces out this year.

"The government of Iraq is
eventually going to have work
with the Iraqi people and fash- «
ion various accommodations so
that they can go forward and
govern the country," Rumsfeld
said. "And being aimed in that
direction starts them along that
road, and that's basically a good
thing. u

Asked about his future plans,
he was noncommittal, saying
he might write another book.
Asked what subject he had in
mind, he said, "I do have a cou-
ple of ideas, but they've not
gelled to the point that I want
to discuss them."

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i



Arab unrest complicates
counterterrorism efforts



al-Qaida in Yemen.

STEPHEN BRAUN,
Associated Press
WASHINGTON

The unrest engulfing Arab
streets and threatening author-
itarian governments is compli-
, cating U.S. counterterrorism
efforts, scrambling the volatile
battleground against al-Qaida
in Yemen and raising concerns
about the durability of Egypt's
stance against militants.

_ U.S. counterterrorism offi-
cials néed to move quickly to

firm up relationships with vet- °

eran Mideast intelligence and
security services in the after-
math of momentous changes,
experts say. Lingering confu-
sion over who will take the
reins of power could hamper
instant decision-making in the
short term.

Over the longer term, , all
the U.S. be able to work'as
closely against al-Qaida and
other terrorist groups if impor-
tant allies such as Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak and
Yemeni President Ali Abdul-

lah Saleh cede power to.

Islamist ca such as the





\

Muslim Brotherhood?

"Right now the situation is
so fluid it's just about impossi-
ble to make any determinations
about long-term repercussions,"
said Roger Cressey, a former
counterterrorism deputy in the
Clinton and second Bush
administrations. "The coun-
terterrorism community has to
be cautious about even jumping
six months ahead."

Uncertainty about whether
the U.S. can depend on Arab
allies to join against militants
comes amid growing American

concerns following a string of

failed attacks plotted in Yemen
and al-Qaida's home base
inside Pakistan. Less reliance
on Mideast partners could force
the U.S. to strike back on i‘.
own there, if a future terrorist

-attack were to succeed.

"The next time American
interests are attacked and
there's a return address in
Yemen, the U.S. may have to
act unilaterally," said Christo-
pher Boucek, an expert with
the Washington-based Carnegie

Endowment for International

Peace.

_U.S. counterterrorism offi-
cials worry that continuing
demonstrations in the Yemeni
capital in Sana'a could lead the
country's security forces to
focus more on protecting the

government, giving breathing °

room to al-Qaida in the Ara-
bian Peninsula, suspected in
plots against the U.S. in recent
months.

Some street protests have
come from pro-democracy ele-
ments, Boucek said. Others
have been stirred by Islamic
fundamentalist and secession-
ist groups already arrayed
against Saleh's government.

In a sign of the mounting
alarm about Yemen's role as a
terrorist staging area, President
Barack Obama told Saleh on
the phone this past week about

. the need for "forceful action"

against the al-Qaida affiliate.
Obama did praise "the signifi-
cant reform measures" that
Saleh ordered to defuse the
protests.

Obama also took the unusu-
al step of publicly chiding Saleh
for releasing Abd-Ilah al-Shai, a

sympathizer of the al-Qaida

- group who had been sentenced

to five years for his ties with it.
Al-Shai had met in 2009 with
Anwar al-Awlaki, a fugitive
militant cleric who is suspected
by American authorities of
involvement in the Christmas

_ Day plot that year to bomb a

Detroit-bound jet and the
October 2010 scheme to send

~ mail bombs on planes from

Yemen to the U.S.

Saleh, who has kept power
despite battling three separate
insurrections, often has to wire-
walk between U.S. officials
pressing for more leeway to
take the battle against al-Qaida
and powerful Yemeni tribes
suspicious of his dealings with
the Americans. Diplomatic
cables released this year by
WikiLeaks described the gap
between Saleh's public postur-
ing and private utterances —
telling top U.S. counterterror

adviser John Brennan at one.

point that he would pretend
that a series of U:S. airstrikes
had been carried out by
Yemeni forces.

Dangers

"Saleh's good at dancing in
the snake pit," said Juan
Zarate, a former top Bush
administration counterterror
official. who is now with the
Center for Strategic and Inter-
national Studies.
he's dealing with now poses
some dangers, but he's pretty
adept at getting out of trouble."

Egypt once had to contend
with its own breed of hardcore
Islamic militants. But three
decades of brutal repression by

* the country's security services

— most recently led by new
Vice President Omar Suleiman
— largely eliminated them as
a threat. The secretive Egyptian
Islamic Jihad organization has
been headed by al-Qaida's sec-
ond-in-command, Ayman al-
Zawahri since 1991, but Egypt's
secret police crushed the group,

_ expelling al-Zawahri and

imprisoning its members.

In a classified diplomatic
cable written on April 13, 2009,
the U.S. ambassador to Egypt,

"The unrest ©

Margaret Scobey, wrote that
Cairo's "active opposition to

_ Islamist terrorism and effective

intelligence and security ser-
vices makes Egypt an unattrac-
tive safe haven for terror
groups, and there is no evi-
dence to suggest there are any

active foreign terrorist groups

in the country."
During the uprising last

week, there were numerous

reports that some Islamic Jihad
inmates were among hundreds
let out during a mass jailbreak.
Egyptian authorities said they
rounded up many of those who
escaped, but it was. not clear
whether all of them were back

- in custody. "As long as the mil-

itary and security apparatus is
in control, I still don't see
Egyptian militants as a real
threat," Cressey said.

The greater concern in

Egypt, Zarate said, is tending to —

the strong ties between Amer-
ican and Egyptian counterter-
rorism officials that both sides

- cultivated over the past three
decades. "U.S. officials clearly .

want to shore up their relations
with the security services to
make sure our counterterror-
ism. relations survive the
changes," Zarate said. "They
need to be prepared to tailor
their relations as the structure
changes. If Suleiman takes con-
trol, that means there are new
top security people we > need to

deal with."

Some U.S. leaders worry that
the fundamentalist Islamic
Muslim Brotherhood — long
ago locked out of power in
Egypt — will wield power in a
freer, decentralized government
that might lead to a weakened
stance against al-Qaida and
other terror groups.

"My concern is their ties to
terror groups and their. adher-
ence to (Islamic) Shariah law,"

Republican Sen. John McCain -

said last week. "Am I worried
about the result that the Mus-

lim Brotherhood might gain -

power? Yeah, I'm scared to
death. But the option of hold-
ing off on democracy is not an
option."

Counterterrorism experts say

’ the Muslim Brotherhood and

al-Qaida are hardly joined at



; (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) ;

RALLY: In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo a supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rally; holding his portrait, in Sanaa, Yemen, ‘after the president said he would not seek ;
another term in office or hand power-to-his son. This in an apparent reaction to protests i in this impoverished nation inspired by Tunisia's revolt and the turmoil in Egypt. The unrest :
engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian eee in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counter terrorism efforts, further shaking the volatile battleground against :

the hip. The groups have been :
foes for years, quarreling over :
ideological and tactical differ- ;
ences — often over the Broth- ;
erhood's willingness to work :
within political systems instead :.
of toppling them violently. :
"They just don't like each oth- :
er," Cressey said. "Al-Qaida :
sees itself as more militant, and :
they believe the Brotherhood
-isn't willing to take on the }

Egyptian security services."

_ Egypt's toughest counterter- i
rorism challenge ahead may }
come as U.S. officials are forced }
to work with a new government :
' that includes the Muslim Broth- :
seeking common :
ground against terrorist ene- :
mies even if the Islamic faction :
tries to distance Egypt from its :
neighbor, Israel. American
political leaders have long fused :
counterterror aims with sup- }
port for Israel, and contending :
with an altered Arab world :

erhood,

landscape: with rising Islamic

factions could force hard choic- :
es. "We'll have to struggle with. :
this politically, especially as we :
-go into an election year," i
Phillip Mudd, a former CIA ;
and FBI official who was :
deputy director of the CIA's :
Counterterrorist Center and :
now is a senior adviser with |; joint command called the acci-
Oxford Analytica, a consulting :
firm. "The tension is between :
the need to work. with these:
groups to continue the fight ;
against (al-Qaida) and other :
extreme elements and the pos- :
sibility that they may go against :
our wishes when it comes to :
Israel. Europe is less political :
' and more realistic when it :
comes to, that tension but it may i

- be more of a problem here." }
Despite the likely tensions :
looming, Mudd and some other :
terrorism experts say the tur- :
bulence in Cairo, Sana'a and ;
elsewhere in the Mideast and :-
North Africa raises hopes that :
al-Qaida's momentum may be :
overtaken by democratic :
impulses. "Al-Qaida sees them- :



selves as revolutionaries,"

Mudd said. "But the rise of the :
pro-democracy protests on the }
Arab street might take the air }
out of the balloon in terms of :
their recruiting. It siphons off :

their youth recruits."



said :





~ Afghan hombing
kills 1; gunmen
target local chief

ADAM SCHRECK,
Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed one
person and wounded five oth-
ers in southern Afghanistan's
: largest city of Kandahar ‘on
: Monday, hours after attackers
gunned down a local govern-
ment chief in the country's
volatile eastern borderlands.

The Taliban claimed respon-
sibility for both attacks.

A homemade bomb also
claimed the life of a NATO ser-
vice member in a separate
attack in the country's south,
the sixth coalition member
killed this month. NATO didn't
disclose the person's nationali-
ty or location of the blast.

The Kandahar suicide
bomber detonated explosives
inside the city's customs house
compound during a visit by
NATO forces, police chief
Khan Mohammad Mujahid

. said. He said the person killed

was an Afghan interpreter.
The government facility is
used by businesspeople and
truck drivers to clear customs
paperwork on imported goods.
Visitors typically undergo vehi-

i cle inspections and pat-downs

to enter, raising questions about
the adequacy of security pro-
cedures there and whether the
bomber knew international
troops would be nearby.

Kandahar is located in the
Taliban's traditional southern
stronghold. It has been the site
of several recent attacks, includ-
ing a car bombing Friday that
apparently targeted the city's
chief of police.

Earlier in the day, gunmen
killed the acting chief of the
eastern Khost province's Bak
district on his way to work. The
official, identified as Sayed
Mohammad, was shot by four
men wearing. Afghan national
army uniforms as:he drove to
the office at about 9 a.m.,
provincial officials said.

Like Kandahar, Khost has
witnessed numerous insurgent

‘strikes, including a high-profile

suicide bombing at a remote
CIA outpost in late 2009. It is

. located along the mountainous

border region with Pakistan
where the Haqqani network, a
group with ties to the Taliban
and:al-Qaida, is known to oper-
ate. Taliban spokesman Zabi-
hullah Mujahid said the district
chief was targeted because of
his collaboration.with foreign
troops. U.S. and NATO-com-
manders insist they are making
progress in the fight against the
Taliban and its allies. NATO
said-it and Afghan security
forces detained several sus-
pected insurgents during a raid
Sunday targeting a Haqqani

network leader responsible for

coordinating bombings in
Khost province. | i
NATO also announced a
child was accidentally killed
during an air strike targeting
insurgent operations in the
southern Helmand province.
U.S. Army Col. Patrick Hynes
of the NATO Afghan mission's

dent "deeply regrettable."

The U.S. hopes to solidify
gains against insurgents as it
prepares to begin drawing
down forces in July. NATO
aims to hand over responsibili-
ty for Afghanistan's security to
local forces and: pull all its
troops out by 2014.

A New York University
report released Monday by
researchers based in Kandahar
argues that the Taliban's older
leadership is finding it increas-
ingly difficult to control insur-
gency efforts as their ranks thin
and their authority wanes.

The report says al-Qaida and
the Taliban remain separate
groups with distinct objectives
despite their shared opposition
to U.S.-led forces in the region.
But as the Taliban chain of
command weakens, they say
lower-level leaders are becom-

ing more financially indepen-

dent and open to manipulation
by al-Qaida.

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2011

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BIC price slash

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* Adds looking at AML : cellular once that market liberalised in 2014
alternatives, having talked Il Cable & Wireless unveils plans to aid Bahamian entrepreneurs,
to Robin Hood and Phil's with 5,000-plus TopUp locations and retail pono from 26 to
Food Services
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players have just 55% of 3 $200m to $160m

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$600m market =
a subscriber likely to rise 80-90%

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

\in three years across all services, its likely new
majority owner has pledged, even though experi-
ence in other Caribbean jurisdictions suggests it
could lose 30-40 per cent market share once its
cellular monopoly expires in three years.

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shortening Cable’s entrance to MUnications Company’s
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fixed voice market by 6-8 : was projected to decline by »
months : 18.3 per cent to $84.612 mil-

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offering, and merged entity | with operating cash flow
‘better able to compete’ : almost slashed in half -

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against BIG/LIME $49.364 million in 2009 to
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Cable Bahamas will : included in Cable & Wire-
obtain a new revenue stream less Communications
from the Systems Resource | (CWC) five-year strategic
Group (SRG) merger that
will enable it to cover the
“incredible increase” in reg-
ulatory and licence fees,
which in 2010 increased by
around $4 million or more
than 100 per cent year-over-
year.
Barry Williams, the BISX- :
listed communications
provider’s vice-president of -
finance, told Tribune Busi-

total regulatory fees - Utili-
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tion Authority (URCA)
fees, communications
licence fées and Business
Licence fees - had increased
to $5-$6 million during its

: plan for BTC that was table
: in the House of Assembly
: yesterday, as the Govern-
: ment confirmed the compa-
i ny’s purchase of a 51 per
: cent’ majority
: although the transaction has
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enues (turnover) were pro-
jected to decline by 5.4 per
cent from $360.768 million
in 2009 to $341.231 million,
with operating income also
declining from the previous
year’s $103.539 million.
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* Tender launch delayed by nee to
pacify ABDAB shareholders unhappy
with AML Foods acquisition plans
“| * Fear that if deal happens, will lose out
- on rental income and profits from two
potential new City Markets stores

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_ The formal launch of the $12 million tender offer to
take majority control at AML Foods has been delayed by |
the principal’s need to pacify Associated Bahamian Dis-
tillers and Brewers (ABDAB) shareholders opposed to
the deal, Tribune Business was told yesterday, with many
investors in the BISX-listed food retail group also hold-
ing out for a higher price than $1.50 per share.

Mark Finlayson, head of Trans-Island Traders, the
majority 78 per cent investor in City Markets, told Tri-
bune Business that shareholders in ABDAB, the com-.
‘pany in which his family holds a 64 per cent equity inter-

SEE page 4B

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Field Primary School.

It is never too early to begin to shape young minds about
the many career and business opportunities in the world’s
largest industry — tourism, officials from the Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA) believe.

_ As part of its activities to. improve the quality of the
industry’ s current and future workforce, two years ago
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reaching more than 200 students annually.
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ry School, led by teacher Joan Knowles-Turnquest, met in
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the organisation’s .presi-



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cuss the industry; its impor-. “I came. away
tance, the range of oppor- from the. meeting

tunities and what it takes cat
to succeed in the industry. with the students

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of the tools you need to. With their knowl-
succeed in our industry, edge of our busi-

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to use them,” said Mr Nless and feeling

Bowe, as he and the stu- confident about
dents talked about some of both their future

the more than 1,000 differ- s 9
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options available today in future.”
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and feeling confident about both their future and o our indus-
try’s future,” said Mr Bowe, who encouraged all young .

’ Bahamians to set their sights high and strive to do their

best in school, in order to be prepared to seize the many
tourism sector opportunities.

Selected

BHA’s Junior Hotelier Program is open to students in
grades four to six and grade 12, who are selected based on
either results from an interest inventory combined with
Holland’s RIASEC codes, or by recommendations from
teachers. ;

The program in now offered in Oakes Field, Centreville
& Stephen Dillet Primary Schools, and Anatol Rogers High
School. Its success requires an in-school partner who is will-
ing to facilitate the program with BHA’ s workforce devel-
opment team.

The objectives of the 10-week programme are to: explore
careers; meet with industry professionals to learn about
the industry; become aware of industry and guests’ needs ,
and expectations; and link classroom learning and experi-
ences to the workplace.

Students meet once a week with industry professionals and
representatives from hotels, the BHA, the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation, and the College of the Bahamas’
tourism program.

They also participate in a field trip to Dolphin Encounters,
Ardastra Gardens or the Bahamas National Trust, and
partner with a hotel for a shadow experience and tour of the
partner’s property.

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BUSINESS



CWC targets
36% BIC
price slash

FROM page 1B

Minister Hubert Ingraham,
which also outlined the compa-
ny’s plan to expand BTC’s

retail and store-in-store” loca-
tions.
Stating that the Family

increase to more than 5,000,

Top-Up”.

cent per annum over five years,
driven mainly by the reduction

in roaming rates, voice services :

(price reduction), counteract-

tocol (VoIP).

would be significantly greater,

majority owner

Up).”

sent to around $160 million.

Pledging that “significant :
capital expenditure” would be :

omy.”

after liberalisation”.

10 per cent.

per cent”

years,” added CWC.

increase coverage,

Bahamas.

“drive carrier capacity sales” in

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EWC plans ‘material improvement’ at BTC

: By ALISON LOWE
: Business Reporter
: alowe@tribunemedia.net

Within a year’s time customers and the Bahamas

Telecommunications Company (BTC) will be able to

“see a material improvement” in the latter’s, with

i prices reduced and a wider variety of products and
: services offered through Cable and Wireless Commu-
? nications’ ownership, its Caribbean chief executive
: said-yesterday.

“retail footprint” from 26 to 56 :
locations via “a mix of flagship, :

David Shaw, speaking at the Cabinet Office during
the signing by the Government and CWC of a Share

: Purchase Agreement and Shareholder Agreement,
: legally-binding documents outlining the sale of a 51 per
: cent stake in BTC, said CWC has “got a full agenda” on
Islands and Bahamian small :
and medium-size enterprises }
would “especially benefit from ;
this expansion”,,CWC added : the Government and CWC expect to officially con-
that top-up locations would :

its plate as it seeks to transform BTC into an interna-
tionally-competitive telecommunications provider.
It was announced that April 4 is now the date that

summate the deal, allowing CWC to take over its

\ 3 : operations.
with “improved methods of :

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, said he was satis-

. ‘ : fied the Government has found the “right partner for
‘And, outlining the rationale :

for BTC’s privatisation, CWC : erally will be improved, that costs will be lower, and

said: “BTC’s overall revenue is :

projected to decline at 1 per :

the Bahamas (in CWC), that telecommunications gen-

that we will be on the cutting edge of technology”.
“From the Government’s point of view we are

: absolutely satisfied that we are doing what’s best for the
: Bahamas and for the Bahamian people,” said Mr Ingra-
ham at the press conference, where members of the .

\ : BTC Privatisation Committee, Privatisation Advisory
ed by growth in the take-up of :

and others were present. The Prime Minister said he
was pleased that vhairman of the Privatisation Com-
mittee, T Baswell Donaldson, was able to “persuade
Cable and Wireless to step up to the plate (in 2010,
after) the two exercises undertaken in terms of bidding
resulted in unacceptable bids”.

In a statement to the media after Mr Ingraham
spoke, Mr Shaw emphasised that in all countries it
operates, CWC seeks to deliver its services in a way
“totally in tune with the local culture”.

However, he added that the Government has “cho-
sen us to help with the development of the industry
here”, and said this will mean change, as it “puts the
customer at the heart of BTC.” /

Among those changes, in addition to completing
the network upgrade currently underway so new ser-
vices can be delivered “in this world of data that we are
now in”, CWC, through BTC, plans to “introduce new
innovation and new products, whether that’s TV, music

_or mobile commerce or faster broadband”.

Mr Shaw said “prices are going to be very important”
as CWC seeks to “get off to a good start” in its first year
in charge, proving to customers that “things are going
to be different” at a privatised BTC.

“The tariff regime is pretty complicated, and so we
will look to simplify how the tariff structure works,
whether that’s within islands, between islands; weekend,
peak and off-peak. So I think prices need to come
down and the simplicity of the tariff structure needs to
improve for the consumer,” he said.

CWC will seek to expand the “platforms that we
provide for customers to access BTC”, with this involv-
ing an expansion of BTC retail outlets both “in terms

of the number of physical store locations, as well as in
the number of ways of topping up mobile credit”, said
Mr Shaw. Meanwhile, a “more full suite of business ser-
vices”. are intended to be offered by the company to
Bahamian companies within the first year post-acqui-
sition. General improvements in service levels, which
Mr Shaw said BTC has already made “really good
strides in”, will also be expanded upon in year one.

He said that as, or more important, than capital
investments in BTC in the first year, will be greater
focus being brought to bear on the branding and mar-
keting of the company.

The potential of a name change for the company
will be explored, and a determination made based on
input from customers, he added.

“J think the business needs more investment in the
brand, its marketing, its distribution footprint, So I

‘think we’ll be looking to go a bit more into that side of

things,” said Mr Shaw, adding that he was optimistic

‘that “in a year’s time both the consumers and the busi-

ness will look back and see a material improvement” in
the company and the service it provides.

Mr Shaw declined to go into any details about the
extent of downsizing that CWC will be targeting for
BTC, mentioning only that it has agreed with the Gov-
ernment that.the staff separation will be “voluntary”.

‘“We’ve got some initial views, which we’ve been
working with the BTC management on. We are keen
and anxious to talk to both the union leadership about
the details of the voluntary scheme, as well as our col-
leagues in BTC, and until we have done both of those
things it would be premature to go into too much more
detail,” said Mr Shaw.

; : Committee, government ministers, CWC executives
mobile data, enterprise and car- :
rier and fixed broadband, TV :
and Voice over Internet Pro- :

- FROM page 1B

“Absent the rapid deploy- Bahamian investors “by the end

ment of new, largely data-based: :

services which CWC is able to eine
deliver, the proiected decline : less Communications (CWC),
; the prospective acquirer of a

: 51 per cent BTC stake, and its
and BTC would be unprepared : : aa ’
for competition in three years.” par Dbean anate LIME.

And the prospective new

added: : : : .
“Through our retail stores roll- | their collective purchasing pow-
out and TopUp distribution ; &% Hubert Ingraham told the

enhancement, new dealer :

opportunities will become avail- ciiibey of WTO caiwion eee
able to Bahamians, especially : © h aa d : . SD yore:
in the Family Islands. We will | S20™‘ take place “as soon as
support current TopUp dealers : Bee oe re a
with marketing funds and } ana Ro micue Stary Wl
improve their margins with ; '°M@!p Bahamian citizens.

technology advancements (such :

as €Toplpiand hardest Top: management” of BTC under

Addressing the projected ike eee oe signed
business performance of BTC, : Seer Cart eee corey

CWC projected that the staff : t £51 eat af
restructuring - details of which : ane pe hil ah nes
shill have:te be-worked out-= $73.2 a eenennaas
would fall by 20 per cent over : will be afforded “meaningful
the five years to 2015, falling : opportunities to work within

fromralhost $200 million at pte- said Prime Minister Hubert

: Ingraham. .
“Cable & Wireless has fully

invested in information tech- : accepted (Our desire that BTC
ncloey: cellalaeand broadband will-remain, first and foremost,
ae at aver-the next five : a Bahamian business - focused

years, CWC promised: “We :

want to build BTC to a world | oro ct they know it need
class operator offering broadest : se ae 2 t Pe 4 OMe
coverage, most advanced fixed, : ie pe ee te or re
mobile and a new era of com- | !graham told parliament.

munications services at more } become i t of th
competitive prices, benefiting : Aversil fepional ope Hons ie
the Bahamian people and econ- t strategy of the CWC Group in

Getting there, though, will i the Caribbean, rather than

_ not necessarily be easy. CWC : ; : ;
acknowledged that Caribbean : °T,0Petations in the region, he
benchmarks and experience : said. A consumer call centre”
elsewhere showed that cellular } serving both CWC’s Bahami-

liberalisation in 2014 would see : ' Hil bet eer nth
BTC’s market share in that cat- aa WA ; we re of €
egory drop by 30-40 per cent, ; 72 7amas, noted tir graham.

while average revenue per unit :
(ARPU) in the fixed-landline :

Business -couidibe ae erear as) yet for the Government’s deci-
gues cent four torliye: years : sion to choose CWC as a strate-

And, while roaming rates 4 gic partner for BTC, and move

were likely to fall after the : ey : wah
Bahamian communications : vatisation despite opposition

market was liberalised, CWC: -
said opportunities abounded, } workers, the PLP and others.

with new operators, mobile : : :
data and smart phone growth ; COMfident CWC, having com-
increasing market size by up to } peted in liberalised telecom-
? munications markets globally

And, with the growth in data pound gy 13 SoMmtrics tn, thie
services, ARPU growth in this : Caribbean, is Well placed #0
segment, aided by the intro- ; Prepare BIC for tere com
duction of 3G/4G and smart- ; Petition” that will ensue with
phone technology was “likely : full liberalisation of the cellular
to increase by as much as 80-90 : market

of this year”.
Adding that Cable & Wire-

could buy equipment 20-30 per
cent cheaper than BTC through

House of Assembly that while
voluntary disengagement of a

There will be “substantial
Bahamian participation in the

to facilitate its $210 million

(CWC’s) regional operations,”

on the Bahamian communi-

ty. Based on their experiences

BTC, under CWC, will also

merely an appendage to its oth-

an and other Caribbean cus-

The Prime Minister made
these comments as he provided
the most extensive explanation

ahead with the company’s pri-

from unions representing BTC

He said the Government was

If it were not prepared in

“Roaming data usage per vis- such a way, with a strategic
ator is Iikely to-grow by 120-150 provided economies of scale
per cent within the next five i and alliances, BTC would “like-

On cellular, CWC plans to ly not survive”, he added, with

oll our 3GieG ee re ae derived from the lack of com- —
launching “value. added ser- | petition it has so far faced.

vices” such as MMS, pre-paid :'

Blackberry, mobile TV and : “deli : fe
electronic banking from the : 4,7 e Pai eanene bee ae
phone. Tariff rebalancing is ; '1© COUNTIES where T operates,

intended to combat price ero- }
sion in BTC’s international :
calls, together with the bundling :

of these products with national } busi the Bah ;
voice products. CWC also plans ; PUSIESsses im be Salamas to
to improve BTC’s broadband : be pleased with a new array of
Internet speed to 8 Megabytes : products and polw te that
“minimum” and launch a pay | CWC will introduce; that is to
TV service, enabling it to go ; SAY: more services for less cost
head-to-head with Cable }

: quality of signals, coverage and

Oivthe busiessHont-CWe : a reduction in the incidence of

aims to use BTC’s existing :

undersea fibre optic cables to tias subiitted t6 the Govern:

terms of traffic to Cuba, Haiti | Menta “robust” five-year busi-
and elsewhere. The Bahamas, it : ness plan, which was tabled in

added, would be positioned as a : Dame Mate
“pivotal player” in terms of US } * Ne Nunister.

connectivity, with high speed :
data networks to remote offices : short-term changes to the
“allowing businesses to improve : telecommunications landscape

productivity and reduce costs”. ;

partner who, like CWC, can

its high profits having been

The Prime Minister said
CWCY/LIME has been able to

and led the introduction of new
technology”, with emphasis on
“value for money.”

“We expect consumers and

We expect improved service,

dropped calls,” said the Prime
Minister. Cable and Wireless

parliament yesterday by the

Among the most significant

under CWC going forward will

60% DIVIDEND CURB ON PRIVATISED BTC

be the launch of 3G/4G net-
works in the Bahamas in the
“very near future”.

. “The Bahamas still operates
on EDGE, which while faster
than ordinary GSM/GPRS con-
nections is considerably slow-
er, particularly for data, than
3G or 4G. CWC plan to launch
3G/4G and other technology
here in the Bahamas in the very
near future, providing simulta-
neous voice and higher speed
data services to your mobile
handsets,” said Mr Ingraham.

Plans are also in place to
“expand and improve” BTC’s
broadband infrastructure with
expectations that “significant-
ly greater broadband speeds”
will be offered “to more people,
very soon”.

“It is a well-known fact that
the better and faster a coun-
try’s broadband networks are,
the more productive the coun-
try is, the more economic
growth there is, and the more
jobs and business opportunities
are created,” he added.

A “significant increase in the °

offering, of smartphones (Black-
berry,

much-faster mobile data ser-
vices”, will enable delivery of

music, mobile banking and tele- «

vision to handsets. Mr Ingra-
ham said such services would
be of particular benefit to peo-
ple in the Family Islands who
may presently get “little or no
quality” TV services at present.

Meanwhile, LIME is launch-
ing “TV over broadband”
throughout the Caribbean and
it is expected that this, too, will

_ be rolled out in The Bahamas.

Convenience should be
enhanced through an expan-
sion of places and options by
which customers will be able to
choose to “top-up” their
phones ‘with credit/minutes.
Additionally, it is intended that
BTC customers will be able to
buy their phones and connect
to BTC services in one fell
swoop from a BTC store in the
“very near future”.

More roaming agreements
for BTC customers travelling
abroad and visitors to the
Bahamas will increase both
ease of communication and
“BTC’s income from roaming

activity,” added Mr Ingraham.

“Given the large and growing
tourism business of the
Bahamas, it makes sense that
BTC should improve its ability
to capture this source of rev-
enue. The cost of roaming will
also go down because of
CWC,” said the Prime Minis-
ter. The introduction of such
new types of services offered
by BTC will allow it to mitigate
against the loss of revenues that
will result from increased com-
petition in the cellular market,
set to occur in the next three
or more years.

Meanwhile, customer service
provided by BTC will be
enhanced in terms of both qual-
ity and speed as a result of
“more efficient systems,
processes, and training”

brought about by CWC’s own-

‘ership, suggested the Prime
Minister.

Development of BTC’s infra-
structure will benefit going for-
ward from Cable and Wireless’s
enhanced purchasing power,

which equates to the ability to

purchase telecoms-related
equipment at around 20 to 30
per cent less than BTC is able
to. Other synergies will come
to fruition in the form of “pro-
curement savings, administra-
tion savings, IT implementa-
tion and support, network oper-
ations support, advanced enter-
prise and value added services,”
said Mr Ingraham.

-Phones),

at reasons prices, along with

Under the Memorandum of
Understanding signed between
the Government and CWC,
government will retain veto
power over certain decisions
relating to BTC, so long as it
holds 15 per cent of the com-
pany’s issued share capital.
These include changes in own-
ership of the company’s share
capital, any “material” acqui-
sitions and borrowings over a
certain size. The Prime Minister
also revealed that the agree-
ment between CWC and the
Government provides for a

restriction on dividends for the |

first two financial years follow-
ing, completion of the sale.
“No more than 60 per cent

_ of BTC’s profits will be distrib-

uted to the shareholders, which
of course includes Govern-
ment. This is important as BTC
needs to have a strong balance
sheet leading into competition,”
said Mr Ingraham.

The Prime Minister also

PRS ee a eM BL ri GSAT Fat A RAAT RETR ANTS es NO SEL STAT SR Nat
i Va ee ED ERIS t -

Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,

drew attention to the “extreme-
ly large and generous pension
plan” currently managed by
BTC, into which the company
pays “on average, 20 per cent of
salaries every year”.

No competitor of BTCs in
the future will likely pay such
generous pensions, and “it-was
therefore essential that the pen-

* sion plan cost be reduced to a

more competitive level for BTC
going forward” under the new
agreement with CWC, “while
at the same time not impacting
the benefits of current employ-
ees and pensioners in the
future,” said Mr Ingraham.

For this reason, the Gov-
ernment has agreed it will pay
any contributions to the plan
which exceed 10 per cent of
total pensionable salaries, lim-
iting BTC’s pension cost in the
future to 10 per cent of its
salary base.

“The current pension plan
operated by BTC will be closed

is SrieR Ns.

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to new entrants,” said the
Prime Minister.

The acquisition of BTC by
Cable and Wireless is now set '
to become effective around
April 4, with the transaction
still subject to scrutiny by Par-
liament, the Central Bank and
the Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority
(URCA). The Prime Minister
tabled in parliament for the
opposition and the public’s con-
sumption the Share Purchase
Agreement, Shareholders’
Agreement and a document
outlining the telecommunica-
tions “Sector Policy and
Amendments”. These: docu-
ments will also be made avail-
able for public perusal online.

Secondary documents tabled
include a “Know-How/Trade
Mark Licence Agreement”,
Support Services Agreement,
Cable & Wireless Agreement,
Disclosure Letter, Memoran-
dum & Articles and a copy of
the Memorandum of Under-
standing between the govern-
ment and BIC.

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THE TRIBUNE



a Se re SN ees a ee
AML investors ‘holding Domino's sold-off if
out’ on better price

FROM page 1B

est, had objected to the AML Foods
deal on the grounds that they could
potentially lose rental income from
properties their firm owns.

This is because City Markets would
open three Super Centres in properties
owned by ABDAB - on JFK
Drive/Bethel Avenue and East-West
Highway in Nassau, and on the
Queen’s Highway in Freeport - if the
supermarket chain remains a stand-
alone.

This would generate profit and rev-
enue yields for ABDAB shareholders
as a result of the leases City Market
would enter into yet, if Mr Finlayson
acquires majority control at AML
Foods, the need for the East-West
Highway and Queen’s Highway sites
disappears, given the proximity of
existing Solomon’s SuperCentre stores.
Therefore, ABDAB investors would

only benefit from one City Markets ...

store lease.

Explaining that addressing the con-
cerns of ABDAB shareholders was his
main priority, Mr Finlayson told Tri-
bune Business he was “confident” a
fair solution could be worked out to
satisfy their concerns and enable the
AML Foods tender offer to move for-
ward.

And he revealed another difficulty
presently being encountered: “We’re
talking to a number of the larger
[AML] shareholders. The een

we’re running into is that a number of
those shareholders are trying to get
more per share for each of their
shares.”

Tribune Business has been informed
by reliable sources that some of AML
Foods’ bigger investors are holding out
for an offer of $3 per share and
upwards, more than double - 100 per

cent greater - than Mr Finlayson’s $1.50:

per share offer, which represents col-
lectively about $4 million more than
the stock is currently trading: at on
BISX.

Offer

And Mr Finlayson yesterday .
explained that his tender.offer would

not work if he had to pay more than
$12 million to gain 51 per cent majori-

ty control, since this was the sum he |

would have to invest to open the three

City Markets Super Centres anyway.: °
“J think. they’ve gotten together and

are holding out for a bigger price, but
our position is that it’s only worth the
$1.50 to us from a cash point,” he told
Tribune Business.

“That $12 million -we were going to

invest in expanding our business any-

way, so for us it does no work going |
over $12 million. It’s best to invest in”
our company’s properties and move | -

forward with those, rather than spend

more than $12 million for AML. It’s So
just not worth our while going beyond.

$1.50 per share.

“It’s like a haggle process, ‘but realie

ty is going to step in soon.” Mr Fin- | $1.04 stock lied: “That is absolutely f maheri
layson said his offer represented “quite : Dee price tepue Beat gey eee
a premium”, pointing out that AML | asked by this newspaper whether he planned to spin-off

Foods’ net book value was $0.95-$0.97 :

: successful.
Sh share, and the enterprise yale, was :

1.17-$1.20 per share.
Telling Tribune Business he was con-
fident the tender offer would “suc-

ceed”, Mr Finlayson said his attorney,
PLP Senator Jerome Fitzgerald, was _;

yesterday in Abaco talking to investors
who held 10 per cent of AML Foods’

- shares.
“The most important thing in this is :

not Price 1 or Price 2,” he added.

this, we’ve been fielding phone calls

- He also told Tribune Business that

from the Securities Commission about
having until this Friday to release the

D’ Aguilar had said; and added of the

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS:

IN THE SUPREME COURT tet
Common Law & Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of
BRENETTA MAE JOHNSON

/ | AND»

f

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT Tract of land containing Five
Thopisand Three hundred and twenty-four square feet (5,324) be-
ing Lot Number 542 and situate on the North-Eastern junction of
Moonshine Drive and Windward Isle Way In Golden Gates No... |].
2/Subdivision the Western District or the Island of New Provi-

ence, The Bahamas

The Petition of BRENETTA MAE JOHINSON’ of. the Westein y
District of the Island of New. Providence one of the Islands of the Aes
Commonwealth of The Bahamas i in respéct. Of ee ES Spee:
ALL THAT Tract of land containing Five Thousand Three Hua:
dred and twenty-four square feet (5,324) being Lot Number 542
and situate on the North-Eastern junction of Moonshine Drive
and Windward Isle Way In Golden Gates No. 2 Subdivision the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas
and bounded North by lot Number:541 and running thereon One
Hundred (100.00) feet South by a road reservation Moonshine. #
Drive Thirty-six (36.00) Feet wide East: by land the property of - :
the Petitioner and running thereon Fifty and Sixty-two (50.62):.). - |
feet West by a road reservation, Windward Isle Way; Forty feet
wide (40.00) Brenetta Mae Johnson claims to be the. owner: of «
the fee simple estate in possession of: the said piece or parcel on
of land free from incumbrances. ‘And the’ Petitioner has made
application. to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1999 to
have title to the said piece parcel or tract of land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a

’ Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with °

provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having a.dower or
right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on before the expiration of Thirty (30) days °,
after the final publication of these presents file in. the’ Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned.a Statement ff
of his claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be |}. ° |.
filed therewith. Failure-of any such. person-to ‘file and serve an
Adverse Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days
after the final publication of these presents will operate as a bar

to such claim.

Copies of the Petition and filed plan of the said land may be

inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Nassau
2. The Chambers of Messrs Mangra & Co., No. 20 Parlia-

ment Street.

Dated the 12th day of April, A.D. 2010

Mangra & Co.

No. 20 Parliament Street
Nassau, N.P.

The Bahamas.



cent last year. Operating

cash flow as a percentage of
turnover fell from 14 per
cent to just 7 per cent.

Meanwhile, capital spend-

ing by BTC increased from

$54.175 million to. $59.389

million, growth of 9.6 per

cent. Capital.spending as a

: peroentage of total turnover



per ‘cent.

‘2010;

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rose rota 15 per cent to i

Capital

“Bleewhere: it was ae
closed that BTC has some
$40.535 million in existing
capital commitments on
active projects as at January
25, 2011, with some $25.632.
million committed on pur-
chases from suppliers.

.#, The.documents.also. dis- .

€losed that BTC last year,

- on August 19, declared a
$1.9 million dividend solely '
for the purpose of paying:

-_ | NEW PROVIDENCE.
‘TEXACO Bahamas.

| GRAND BAHAMA -
| (NOT FREEPORT)

TEXACO Bahamas

| ABACO, ANDROS | _
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ALL OTHER
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TEXACO Bahamas

BTC FACING 2010 18.3% OPERATING INCOME FALL

FROM page 1B

Ventures, their ‘
pocket costs and expenses”

“tration dispute.

discontinued talks with
Bluewater over their offer

- Inillion up: front),a Letter
of Intent having been agreed
‘with the former PLP admin-
istration. aa

AML bidder wins

FROM page 1B

Domino’s Pizza to new owners if his acquisition bid proved

He explained to Tribune Business that Domino’ s.Pizza would

: “bring a lot more value” to a private company or group of
: entrepreneurs, rather than being part of a larger public com-
; pany, while his focus - as City Markets’ majority 78 per cent
: Owner - was on the food retailing and grocery business,

“We’ve been around a little while and know what it is to lose

: focus,” Mr Finlayson said. “We’re focused on the food, gro-
: ceries business, and feel someone ‘else will bring a lot: more val-
: ue to that franchise.” Ai
i It is difficult to determine how big a percentage of AML
: Foods’ $65.955 million in sales for the nine months to end-
“These guys want to sell. Lam con. ; October 2010 that Domino’s Pizza accounts for, the vast major-
stantly talking to every one of these i ity of this sum likely coming from the core food business at
shareholders and/or their representa- :
tives, large and small shareholders, and. :
i fraction of AML Foods’ $904,000 in net income generated for
‘Tan tell: you that since we announced i the first nine months of its financial year ending January 31,
d tj ith 1 dae t ? 2011. However, the strategy being advanced by AML Foods’
ane meeting with people every Cay. 1 : Board and current management is to expand the company’s.
think this is going to succeed as soon as :
-. -we:get the ABDAB shareholders sort-
i ed out and make themhappy.”
~ Mr Finlayson said AML Foods’ ;
chairman Dionisio D’Aguilar was “kid- ::
- ding himself” with his recent comments :
about the confidence the company’s

? Solomon’s SuperCentre and Cost Right.

The pizza franchise also likely accounts for a relatively small

i franchise business, and it is currently. i in tale to bring anoles ie
such business to the Bahamas.

Initial

Gavin Watchorn, AML Foods’ chief execittive ‘ald ares 8

larger shareholders had in existing : dent, told Tribune Business last week: “We are in the initial: dis-

"management and the future. ; cussion stages of bringing another franchise to the Bahamas.

i: We've made contact, are smiling across the dance floor, and that

; oe > will m head slowly but steadily."
he had received no communication lining Phe aten Get

Declining to name the potential franchise, other than: to

: confirm it was "definitely" a food brand, Mr.Watchorn said it .
: was difficult to put a timeline on when the negotiations would
AML’ Foods tender offer, as Mr : conclude, given the processes involved i in dealing with major US
: companies.

chairman: “It wouldn’ t be the first time :
that he has been incorrect.” Roe

"We needa couple of. months to talk to them,:and have a

; good idea of whether we will-do it or not," Mr Watchorn said:

Meanwhile, Mr Finlayson’ yesterday told Tribune Business - Me

i that consolidation among the major players. in the Bahamian
} food retailing industry was “essential”, explaining that the .
i proliferation of' neighbourhood food: stores had fragmented ~
: the $600 million per annum market and left the Big Five’ with
previous suitor, Bluewater i i
‘out of ;

around a 55 per cent combined share.”

He added that it was “no secret” that he had been exploring
: alternatives to an AML Foods acquisition/merger, having

for the period October 2005-’ talked to both Phil’s Food Services and Sandy Schaefer’ Ss Robin

March 2008, as per the :
agreement with the Gov- ::

Hood about consolidation possibilities.

“T think it’s,essential for all of. us.in this market,” Mr Fin-

+ layson said of consolidation: “If you take Phil’s and Sandy’s
etiment to secnewHetr arbi: ; operation, and our operation and Super Value and AML, com-

} bined it only comes'to 55 j per cent of: the market, and that’s get-

‘This was filed after the ! ting smaller and smaller every day.

Ingraham administration :

“There has to be:some consolidation among the. Big Five to

“Tf you think about it, they are.as bid as AML.’ Sandy did



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: move ahead: I don’t think it’s been a secret. that ‘we have been oe

:, in talks with Phil’s, and also with Sandy.»
to purchase 49 per cent of j
BTC for $260 million ($225 : about $26 million last: year before he did the new store, and
+ Phil’s did $35 million in food alone. That’s $60 million, and
: AML very roughly does $70 million in food..
i” “That’s an, alternative we’ve‘been taking a look at. Tes: clean-

: er in the sense that there’sno Domino’s or any concentration
fF onthe big ticket items, aS: and:so fort see aetna! 3 a

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 5B



SRG ‘revenue stream’



cover for 100 per cent Britain hikes tax rate on
banks to raise 2.5B pounds

rise in Cable's fees

rently in the marketplace.

“We thing we can bring a retooling of ser-
vices out there, the quality of service, and
think we can bring excellent customer sup-
port. We have been in business for 16 years,
and have a very good track record on cus-
tomer service and quality service.’

FROM page 1B

the IndiGo Networks provider as “a big deal”
for Cable Bahamas, Mr Williams said: “We
have made no secret of our desire to get into
the voice business for a number of years, and
this decision to allow the merger with URCA.
and our compliance with the Significant Mar-
ket Power (SMP) obligations allows us to do
that.

“Tt means for us a new revenue stream,
which is good for future growth. We’ve taken
on a lot of additional expenses, URCA fees:
and communications fees, and no additional |
revenue has come to the company. That ulti-
mately put us at'a disadvantage.”

But now URCA’s approval of the SRG
merger, allowing Cable Bahamas to immi-
nently enter the fixed-line voice services mar-
ket by acquiring an existing business and cus- ‘
tomer base, “contributes a revenue stream
that allows us to cover these costs that, in the
short-term, we didnot have an avenue to do”.

Asked by Tribune Business how much the
fee increases had impacted Cable. Bahamas,
Mr’ Williams responded: “They’ve probably
added altogether, because there’s at least three
of them, URCA fees, Communications fees
and Business Licence fees, in the neighbour-
hood of $5-$6 million.

“That’s the total. The increase is.about in the
neighbourhood of $4 million, above and:
beyond. It’s an incredible increase. It is an
extremely high cost. Obviously, there’s also
the issue of us having to pay it upfront, which
we’ve also commented on. It’s a real burden,
and hopefully something can be done about

merger offered consumers choice, and added:

We think we will provide a very competitive
choice to what is currently in the marketplace.”

Eleuthera residents, who will for the first time
be able to choose between SRG and BTC

also provide phone services there.

market by some six to eight months.

details of the talks.
Mr Willliams suggested that this proces:

Mr Williams said that while Cable Bahamas
had yet to-release its year-end 2010 financials,
they would show “well over a 100 per cent ©
increase in fees as compared to previous
years’.

_ The acquisition of SRG’s wireless network,
Mr Williams added, would enable Cable
Bahamas to explore offering new products
and services, such as wireless broadband Inter-
net,‘to’ the Bahamian public that it otherwise
would not have done.

“There are quite a number of benefits, he
added. “There’s benefits on both sides of the

priceless attribute of being the’ one carrie
. with an. existing interconnection agreemen
with BTC. ~

SRG or IndiGo names, or move their loca
tion, the long- -term strategy was still being



Mr Williams told Tribune Business that ;
Cable Bahamas’ entry into the Bahamian.
fixed-line voice services market via the SRG:

“We are an alternative as a merged entity. :
One immediate benefit will bé seen-by |

when it comes to fixed-line voice services..
- While SRG currently only operates on New }
Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco, Cable: :
Bahamas’ fibre optic cable system covers those :
three territories plus Eleuthera, enabling it-to’

Mr Williams said Cable Bahamas’ existing :
infrastructure covered 95 per cent of the :
Bahamian population, and he told Tribune :
Business:that the SRG merger had shortened
the company’s entry run-up into the fixed-line: |

He explained that: with BTC still in the
throes of completing its Reference Access and. i
Interconnection Offer (RAIO), had Cable } :
Bahamas been forced a enter we ‘fixed-line } Heyy 10. rpise 25 billign pounds 2
voice market by itself, it would then have to : pack for taxpayers’ support of
negotiate an interconnection agreement with }
the state-owned incumbent - something that
would depend on the level of co-operation }

it? between the two parties and the technical ie





would take six-eight months, but would be
eliminated by the merger, since SRG had .the 2:

The Cable Bahamas executive added ‘that :
the two companies were likely to close their. }
merger within “the next few weeks”, and while
there were “no immediate plans” to change the. : was being raised now because
i banks were in a stronger posi-
: tion than had been believed








(AP Photo/Letters Pitarakis)

TAX RATE HIKE: A billboard for tourists shows the Bank of England, as it s seen on the background, in

London's City financial district, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The Bank of England is today expected to resist
pressure to hike UK interest rates despite fears over surging inflation and. commodity prices. Policymakers

: are unlikely:to-raise the Bank's base rate, which is at an all-time low of 0.5%, for fear of jeopardising the
-feeble economic recovery. However Some economists think the Bank will have to act soon in order to con-

trol inflation, which hit 3.3% as measured byt the consumer price index (CPI) in November, fuelled by the

rising cost of food, clothes and oil.

’ ROBERT BARR,
(+ Associated Press

LONDON
Britain is increasing its bank
($4 billion) this year as a pay-

the sector during the credit cri-

‘SIS.

The government said it acted
because of the'recent financial
strength of the banks, but

¢ bankers were unsettled.by the

move while their critics
demanded even higher taxes.
The. government

Treasury: .chief .George
Osborne said Tuesday the rate

i chad
planned to phase in thelevy to:
_ Taise 1.7 billion pounds this year
and move toward the target of --
2.5 billion pounds in 2012...

when the ieiaintion w was draft-
ed. "We. can move more quick-
ly to the full rate and that's

' exactly what I have just

announced," he said.

The levy — 0.075 percent on
bank balance sheets — is
intended to make a contribu-

, tion to. public finances, which
were hurt by the deep reces-

sion trigged by the credit cri-

_ SIS,

"It replaces a one-year, 50 per-
cent tax. on bank executives'
bonuses which was imposed by
the previous government.
"The banks themselves
understand they need to make
a fair contribution to the eco-
nomic recovery," Osborne said.

-Graeme Leach, chief econo- .
_Inist at the Institute of Direc-
‘tors, said that increases in the

levy posed a risk of undermin-

ing the competitiveness of.

British financial companies.

"Today's announcement of
a further increase of 800 mil-
lion pounds in the levy confirms
our initial concern; let's hope
it's the last increase," Leach
said.

The government remains in
negotiations with the banks to
have them commit a certain
amount of lending to small and

» medium-sized businesses.

The Financial Times report-
ed Tuesday that the annual
lending target is likely to be 190
billion pounds, up from 175 bil-
lion this year.

The newspaper said the
negotiations — known as Pro-
ject Merlin — are also expected
to produce some agreement on
disclosure for, the highest
bonuses paid by banks.

The British Bankers' Asso-
ciation said the levy will hit
hardest on the country's global

.- banks.

merger in terms of what SRG brings: to the
table and what Cable Bahamas brings to the
table. We believe the merged entity will be
bettér:able toi compete against the voice ser-:’
. ivices of:BLGC, and. also believe we have an

“opportunity 'to additional services not-cur- ©

; finalised.

P ANALYSIS



Foreclosures raise US economic stress

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
Associated Press
MIKE SCHNEIDER,
Associated Press

The nation's economic stress
inched up in December because
higher foreclosures outweighed
lower unemployment, accord-
ing to The Associated. Press'
monthly analysis.

Bankruptcy levels remained
largely unchanged from
November. But the depressed

housing market took a toll.

Foreclosure rates rose in 33.
states, most sharply in Utah,

New Jersey, Nevada and Ari-
zona. Most analysts expect the
economy to: gain momentum
this year, in part because of a
tax-cut package. that lowers
workers’ Social Security taxes
and puts more money in their

paychecks. But two straight |

months of higher stress to.end
2010 marked a setback after the
nation's economic: pain had
eased since the start of last year,
the AP Economic Stress Index
showed.

“The AP's index calculates a
score from 1 to 100 based on
unemployment, foreclosure and
bankruptcy rates. A higher
score signals more stress. Under
a rough rule of thumb, a coun-
ty is considered stressed when
its score exceeds 11.

The. average county's score
in December was 10.4, up from
10.3 in November. Slightly
more than 40 percent of the
nation's 3,141 counties were
deemed stressed, up slightly
from November.

For all of 2010, economic
stress eased in every state but
five: Colorado, Florida, Geor-
gia, Nevada and Utah. Stress
fell most sharply in the Great
Lakes states and the Southern
states of Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee. Those states
have large manufacturing bases,

-and the AP analysis showed
that'stress dropped most in
counties with large proportions
of workers in manufacturing.

U.S. manufacturers are final-
ly adding jobs after years of
shrinking their payrolls. They
added 136,000 workers last
year, the first net increase since

‘Among those five,

1997. And in J anuary, the man-
ufacturing sector added 49,000

jobs — the most in any month

since August 1998.

For 2010, the sharpest.
“increases in economic stress
occurred in counties with heavy:

concentrations of real estate
workers. Nevada was.again by

_. far the most troubled state with

a Stress score of 22.56. It was
followed by Florida (16.47),

-California (16.36), Georgia

(14.5) and Arizona (14.46).
only
Nevada's Stress score rose from
November to:December.

And once again, the healthi-

- est states were in the Plains and
-New England: North Dakota

had the lowest Stress score in
December: 4.65. It was followed
by Nebraska (5.38), South

-Dakota (5.69), Vermont (6.19)

and New Hampshire (6.95). .

Sunk

Nationally, the unemploy-
ment rate has sunk over the
past two months, from 9.8 per-
cent in. November to.9 percent
in January. But hiring remains

_ weak because employers still

lack confidence in the econo-
my: Most analysts say the tax-
cut deal that took effect this

year will help. Extra take-home.

pay could lead consumers —
who fuel about 70 percent of

. the economy — to spend more.

"The tax deal provides the
economy with some significant
juice that will.lead to better
growth, better job creation and
lower unemployment," said
Mark Zandi, chief economist
at Moody's Analytics.

In December, _ stress
increased the most in the West.
That was due primarily to wors-
ening bankruptcies and fore-
closures. Foreclosures in the
nation's hardest hit communi-
ties in California and Florida
have dipped in recent months.
But they've risen in areas like
Seattle; Salt Lake City; Albu-
querque, N.M.; and Greeley,
Colo.

In December, Georgia joined
the list of five most-stressed
states for the first time, and

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populations. of at least 25,000 :-
were Imperial County, Calif :
(32.39); Lyon County, Nev. :
(27.56); Nye County, Nev. :
(25.91); Merced County, Calif.
(25.37); and Yuma County, :
Ariz. (25.34). i
The healthiest counties.:
according to the Stress Index :
were Ellis County, Kan. (3.48); :
Buffalo County; Néb. (3.74); :
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| SUPREME COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS () 7 2010





010/CLE/gen/00985

IN THE SUPREME COURT NASSAU, BAHAMAS

BETWEEN:

(1) WELLINGTON UNDERWRITING AGENCIES LTD
(2). - HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED

(3) AMLIN UNDERWRITING LTD

(4) MANAGING AGENCY PARTNERS LTD

(5) CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS

(6) QBE CORPORATE LTD

(7) ‘ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

(8). SOVAG UK BRANCH

Plaintiffs
- And -
a) CARIB USA’ SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
(2). RORO‘COMPANY LIMITED —_.
Q) . SOUTHEASTERN FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED
‘(4 - THOMAS HANNA :
Defendants

_ ORDER ©



DATED the 7” day of December, A.D., 2010

BEFORE The Deputy Register of the Supreme Court Mr. Erie Wallace, in Chambers on the
"Third Floor British Acaetcas llc: Maetborough Stet Nassau, Bahamas

AND. UPON READING the Affidavit of: Keino Demeritte filed on the 23% day of Seplember

A. D, 2010
AND UPON HEARING Tracy A.A.A Ferguson of Counsel for the Plaintiffs

IT I8 HEREBY ORDERED that service of a copy of this Order and a copy of the Writ of
Summons i in this action by inserting an. advertisement of such Order and Writ of Summons in

"the newspapers The Nassau Guardian and: the Tribune twice cach and by serving a copy of the
: said Writ of: Summons and this Order in a sealed envelope addressed to the Fourth Defendant:
with. the crew of the MV “VI-NAIS” and by serving a.copy of the said Writ of Summons on

the Fourth. Defendant's place of business, Consolidated Marine Group, shall be good and

Sufficient service of the said Writ of Summons on the Fourth Defendant and that service shall ”
“be deemed to have been. effected on the second date of publication of the said advertisement -

and that the time for acknowledgement of service shall be within fourteen (14) days from such

date,

~ BYORDEROF THE COURT |




ae gam

“This: ‘Onde was drawn ip itesara: “Callender & Co, One Millars ‘Gout, Nassau, The

; Bahamas, Counsel. and -Attomeys for the Plaintifis

a COMMONWEALTH. OF THE p pantamll t 6 an eo S86.
"INTHE SUPREME court | Na - | CLE/gen/00985

BETWEEN:

er WELLINGTON UNDERWRITING AGENCIES LTD"
Q) .. HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED
@) AMLINUNDERWRITINGLID =~
(4). MANAGING AGENCY PARTNERS LTD

. (5). CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS
(6) QBECORPORATELTD .

_. () ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

aU ®) -SOVAG UK BRANCH Sate

AND
(1) ~~ CARIB USA SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) I LIMITED
. (2) RORO COMPANY LIMITED
(3) SOUTHEASTERN. FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED
@ THOMAS HANNA ee aoe
Defendants

ELIZABETH IL, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Bahainas and of her
~* other realms: and territories, Head of the Commonwealti |

TO: “CARIB USA SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

No. 10 United Building,
Soldier Road West; ©
Nassau; ‘Bahamas

RO RO Tol i LIMITED

c/o Mr. Thomas Hania, :
No. 10 United Building...

Soldier Road West, °

Nassau, Bahamas

SOUTHEASTERN FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED.
c/o Mr. Thomas Hanna,

No. 10 United Building,

Soldier Road West,

Nassau, Bahamas

THOMAS HANNA
No. 10 United Building,
Soldier Road. West,
Nassau, Bahamas

WE COMMAND YOU That within for een a days after service of this Writ on-you, inclusive of
the day of such service, you do cause ain appearance to be entered for you in an action at the suit —
of

WELLINGTON UNDERWRIGHTING AGENCIES LTD.
HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED

AMLIN UNDERWRITING LTD

MANAGING AGENCY PAR’ ERS LTD

CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS
-QBECORPORATELTD

ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

SOVAG UK BRANCH |
c/o Callenders & Co.,. ’
One Millars. court,
Nassau, Bahamas,

4, The said service pen Carib took place on'29" November, 2007 and 3% Desenber, 2007

Plaintiffs



THE TRIBUNE

And take notice that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may proceed therein, and judgment
may be given in your absence.

Witness, Sir Michael Barnett, Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. the
10th day of July in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Ten.
. REGISTRAR

N.B. —This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months from the date hereof or, if
renewed, within six calendar months from the date of the last renewal, including the
day of such date, and not afterwards.

The defendant may enter appearance personally or by attorncy either by handing in
the appropriate forms, duly completed, at the Registry of the Supreme Court, 2
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street in the City of Nassau on the Island of New
Providence, or by sending them to that office by post.

if the defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a defence to the attorney for the
Plaintiff within fourteen days from the last day of the time limited for appearance, urtless
such time is extended by the Court or a Judge; otherwise judgment. may be entered against
him without-notice, unless he has in the meantime been served with a summons for
judgment.

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. As.a result of litigation between the Plaintiffs and the First Defendant (“Carib”) in’ the

United Kingdom, a judgement was entered.in the English High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench

Division, Commercial Court on 4" May, 2007 (“the English Judgement’).

2, By an Order of this Honourable Court dated. 27" November, 2007, the English Judgement

was registered as a Judgement within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas whereby it was held

that Carib \ was ordered to pay the Plaintiffs:

(a) the principle sum of Four hundred and Thirteen : thousand Seven hundred and
Thirty-two pounds sterling anid Ninety-three pence (€413,732,193) i in costs (“the
Assessed Costs”);

* (b) interest on the Assessed Costs from4" May, 2007;
| (c) fixed costs assessment fee of One hundred and Thirty pounds sterling (£130.00)
. (“the Assessment Fee"); and .
-(@)___, interest onthe Assessassitt Fee from 19" September, 2007,
3. As is required under Chapter 77 of the Reciprocal Enforcement Judgement Act and the
Reciprocal Enforcement of Jodeement Rules, the Plaintiffs served Carib at their registered office,
‘ther principal business office and also‘at the office of their local legal advisor with a copy of the
following, documents: : ae
(a) the ex parte Ordet of Mr. Justice Faizool Mohammed dated and filed-herein 27"
November, 2007; |

() acopy of the ex parte : Originating Summons filed herein on o Navembe; 2007;

© - the Affidavit of Simon John Kemp filed herein on va November, 2007;

(a) the Plaintiffs” bundle af documents and skeleton arguments relied upon by the
attorneys for the Plaimtifts at the ex parks hearing before Mr. Justice Mohammed
on 27" November, 2007; and

(e) at other. documents filed i in the. aforesaid English proceedings

e

respectively.

5. Further in accordance: with the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgement Act, ‘Chapter a

and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgement Rules, Carib was = personally served. with the ~

Notice of Registration on 234 January, 2008: ‘

6.. Carib, at no point, made any. sppicaton to set aside the said registration The Plaintiffs
‘ were, therefore entitled to enforce the Order.

7, "The Plaintf ave ‘at recovered any of the sums awarded to ifien in the English

°: Judgement nor have they received any other monies in satisfaction of the English ee ieee

8 At the time of the registration of the English Judgement, Carib: was the repintared'< owner
ofa Bahamian registered vessel, the “UNITED STAR”. ‘The Defendant was also the owner of
the Bahamian registered vessels the “UNITED SPIRIT” and also the “KET”, However; those

"vessels have been deleted from the Register of Bahamian Ships. Itis woted that these deletions :
“occurred after Carib: was put on actual notice of the. Plaintiffs’ English Jagemient of 4 May,

2007 ‘aad of an application for a - Default Costs Certificate being made anider the English ig

Judgement.
9. On ot April, 2008 the Plaintiffs. filed an ex-parte Originating Summons for a Charging

Order. Nisi and. ior a. post Judgement Mareva injunction against Carib and their Directors, A

_. Charging Order was granted eX parte on 14" April, 2008 and the Order was filed-on 16" April,

-2008. A copy of the said Charging Order Nisi was served along with the Originating Summons
on the registered office and agent of Carib and at Carib’s business office.

10. "The Charging, Order was made Absolute by a further Order ase 16" May, 2008 and:

filed on ot June, 2008. A copy of this charging Order Absolute was eves on the. registered

office and agent of Carib and at Carib’s business office.
Me. By an Order dated 4" December, 2008, it was ordered that: 7
“The Responden/Defendant herein, whether by themselves, their agents or servants or
‘otherwise howsoever be and is hereby restrained whether acting by its Directors or
howsoever sitheriise from selling, transferting, assigning, hedging, charging, further
encumbering or otherwise dealing: with the’ assets, and/or the issued shares of Carib, a
Bahamian registered company and without prejudice of the generality of the foregoing
the expression assets shall include the motor vessel “UNITED STAR” and any other
ships. or ‘vessels in the ownership of Carib or the traceable proceeds thereof and the

freight or other income from such ships.”

12. > Carib were the registered owners of the “UNITED STAR”, the “UNITED SPIRIT” and

the “KCT”, All three vessels were assets of Carib as defined by the Order of 4" December,
2008. All three vessels were in Carib’s possession at the time of the English Judgement. It was
with full knowledge of the: English Judgement and the registration of that Jidocatoae or
application to register, that Carib disposed of the vessels in an atteagit to dissipate its assets,

13... The Plaintiffs have recently learnt that the “UNITED STAR” and its sister the
“UNITED SPIRIT” have been deleted from the Maritime Register and are no longer tezistered
under the Merchant Shipping Act. The vessels are still in the possession of the

Respondent/Defendant but have been removed from the. Maritime Register in an attempt to



THE TRIBUNE

defraud the Applicanl/Claimant and to avoid the English Judgement. In short, all three
Defendants are involved in a conspiracy to defraud the Claimant,
14. The vessels, the “UNITED STAR” and the “UNITED SPIRIT” have been transferred
to Ro Ro Company Ltd. (“Ro Ro”) which is the alter ego of Mr. Thomas Hanna (“Mr. Hanna’).
Mr. Hanna is also the President and Director of Carib. While the KCT has been transferred to
Southeastern Freight Service Limited, which is also the ite ego of Mr. Hanna.
1S, Ro Ro’s registered office, as stated on-its Annual Business Licence, is Soldier Road
West. The registered office of Carib, as stated on its Annual. Business Licence, is-also. Soldier
Road West. |
16. Mr. Hanna is the beneficial owner of all the issued shares in both Carib-and Ro Ro.
17, The Defendants have all conspired to defraud the Plaintiffs-and the Plaintiffs are entitled
to the delivery up of all three vessels as assets of Carib,

P ARTIC ZULARS
The “UNITED SPIRIT"

18. The “UNITED SPIRIT” was removed from the Maritime Register on 22H August,

2007. The vessel has been renamed the “SEA SPIRIT” I” and is registered as being eamad by
Ro. Ro Company Ltd. The New Providence Port Authority Board confirm that the “UNITED
SPIRIT” was renamed the “SEA SPIRIT 1” in Decémber-2007. The “SEA SPIRIT II” is
registered with the New Providence Port Authority under the provisions of the Boat Registration
Act. .

19, Mr. Hanna, on behalf of Carib; as owner, wrote to Captain Anthony Allens on 14"

December, 2006. stating that he had sold the “UNITED SPIRIT” to Ro Ro. However, Mr.

Hanna wrote to the Chairman of the New Providence Port Authority Board on 29" March, 2007

authorizing Ms. Evelyn Frith to represent Carib in the transfer of ‘the “UNITED SPIRIT” to Ro
Ro, a transfer which he had already confirmed took place three months previously. He then

made a swom affidavit dated 15" June, 2007 stating that Carib was the registered owner of the

“UNITED SPIRIT” and that he was the beneficial owner of all the issued shares:in Carib. At.

the very least, Mr. Hanna and the other Defendants have not been consistent in. their fraud and
-Mr. Hanna has sworn a fraudulent affidavit.

20. ‘Further, the business licence of Carib states that its trading address is Saldier Road West

in the Bahamas, The business licence of Ro Ro also states. that its business address is Soldier

Road West in the Bahamas. The Plaintiffs/Applicants believe that Mr. Hanna is the Deneficial
owner of Ro Ro and further, that the “UNITED SPIRIT” is still an asset of Carib and is in its
possession under the new name “SEA SPIRIT IP’

The “UNITED STAR” ;

21, On 27" February, 2008 the “UNITED STAR" was deleted from: the Maritime Register.
. Itis believed that ownership of the “UNITED STAR” remains vested in Ro Ro.

The “KOT? .

22) "The “KCT was owned by Carib and was, therefore, an asset of that said company. “Oh

or about 2007 Carib, with full knowledge of the English proceedings, transferred the “KCT” to

Southeastern Freight Service Limited, which is an alter ego of Mr.. Hanna. “KCT” remains

registered under the; Merchant Shipping Act with Number 7000006.

23. These vessels were disposed of in breach of several Court Orders and were done so by
the Defendant in full knowledge of thase Court Orders. As a result the Plaintiffs: via their court’
appointed Receiver, Mr. George Clifford Culmer, are entitled to-the delivery up of the
“UNITED STAR”, the “UNITED SPIRIT” and the “KCT ” as being property disposed of in
breach of the aforementioned Court Orders and with full knowledge of the English proceedings
and: application to register the English Judgement’ in the Bahamas in a conspiracy by the
Defendants to defraud the Plaintiffs. | |

24, Further and for the avoidance of doubt, it is.clear that Mr. Hanna and. Carib disposed of

the vessels in full knowledge of the English proceedings and in a blatant attempt to defraud the °

Plaintiffs. The. Plaintiffs issued a claim form in the English Court on 10" August, 2005.. That
claim form was served upon Carib out of jurisdiction in the Bahamas on gh November, 2005.
Carib acknowledged service of that Claim form and served a Defence on I i" May, 2006. ;

25. Carib then failed to comply with any further court directions and consequently allowed
judgement to be entered against them in default. ‘This was clearly a ploy to alone it time to
dissipate its aasete in advance of judgement being entered against it,

AND the Plaintiffs.claim:
1. the delivery up of the vessels; the “UNITED STAR”, the “SEA SPIRIT LD” (formerly

the “UNITED SPIRIT”) and the “KCT” forthwith;

2. damages for conspiracy to defraid.and/or equitable compensation; and
3} punitive damages to be assessed in such amount _as to the Court sees fit.
4. interest pursuant, to statute;

8. costs.

DATED the 16th day efjJuly ,A.D. 2010.

ol hecthe dd

CALLENDERS & CO.
‘ Chambers,
One Millars Court,
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiffs



SHAWN POGATCHNIK,
Associated Press
DUBLIN

Anglo Irish Bank, the reck-
less institution at the heart of
Ireland's slide towards bank-
ruptcy, has reported a prelimi-
nary eurol7.6 billion ($24 bil-
lion) loss for 2010 — by far the
worst in Irish corporate history.

State-owned Anglo revealed
the staggering figure Tuesday
after the Dublin High Court

approved a government plan to ~~

merge Anglo with another bust
bank, Irish Nationwide, within
weeks. The court order permits
both banks to auction off their
surviving deposit bases to sol-
vent Irish banks.

Tuesday's figure dwarfed Ire-
land's previous figure for worst
corporate loss: Anglo's mark
of euro12.7 billion ($17.3 bil-
lion) in 2009, when the govern-
ment nationalized the lender to
prevent its immediate collapse.

Anglo said its unofficial,

_ unaudited 2010 results show

that the bank directly wrote off
euro7.8 billion ($10.7 billion)
of dud property loans to Ire-
land's bankrupt property spec-
ulators, the bank's major clien-
tele.

It also. was forced to record
eurol1.5 billion ($15.7 billion)
in other losses when it sold the
bulk of its dysfunctional prop-
erty-based loan book to Ire-
land's new state-run "bad
bank," the National Asset Man-
agement Agency. That agency
has been buying the toxic debts
of five Dublin banks at massive
discounts from their book value
— a penalty ultimately being

‘borne by Ireland's shellshocked

taxpayers.

Anglo chairman Alan Dukes
said the 2010 losses were rough-
ly as expected, and suggest that
Irish taxpayers' total bailout bill
for Anglo won't exceed euro29
billion ($39.5 billion), the fig-
ure announced in September
by the government as it-still
hoped to avoid an internation-
al bailout.

Dukes said the latest figures

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 7B

BUSINESS

Anglo Irish Bank reports
Ireland-record $248 loss





(AP Photo/Peter ss Marton

DISSOLUTION: Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, right, and Irish Pres-
ident Mary.Mc Aleese sign the Proclamation of Dissolution of the Irish
Parliament at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Feb. 1,
2011.Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced in a farewell address
tinged with regret over'the ation s plunge to the brink of bankrupt-

~ oy.

"show that Gur pradictions,
while dire, have been pretty
close to the mark."
- The bank's major source for
2010 earnings, it said,:came
from forcing the most junior
tier of its creditors, so-called
"subordinated". bondholders,
to accept only a small percent-
age of their original invest-
ments. That saved Anglo close
to euro1.8 billion ($2.5 billion).
Anglo also shed.more. light
Tuesday on the terrifying debt
dynamics that forced: Ireland
last year to admit, defeat in its
two-year struggle to save its

banks without taking a global

bailout of its own.

Ireland in November nego-

tiated a potential euro67.5 bil-
lion ($92 billion) credit line

from the European Central ©

Bank and International Mon-
etary Fund — but only after the
Frankfurt bank that runs the
eurozone said it couldn't keep

floating the Dublin banks, par-.

ticularly Anglo, emergency
loans indefinitely. .
Anglo said its deposits plum-

-meted during 2010 from

euro27.2 billion to euro11.1 bil-

lion). At the same time, its
emergency loans from the
European Central Bank and
Irish Central Bank nearly dou-
bled to euro45 billion ($61.5
billion) — about 50 percent
more than all taxes collected in
Ireland last year.

Anglo's desperate drive for
ECB cash, to pay off exiting
bondholders and depositors,

_ accelerated throughout the

summer as foreign analysts
increasingly formed a view that
Ireland couldn't keep funding
the bailout bill without inter-
national aid.

Anglo said it plans to pub-
lish official 2010 figures by
March 31 — by which time the
bank itself may have ceased to
exist.

The most likely bidders for
the remaining depositors at
Anglo and Trish Nationwide, a
building society similarly
destroyed by property loans
gone bad, are Ireland's two
healthiest banks: Irish Life &
Permanent and Bank of Ire-
land. The government's blan-
ket insurance scheme means no
depositor will lose a penny in
the transfer.

(
lion ($37.1 billion to Sb. 2 bil-





A look at economic doeggaons and activity in ao
stock markets around the world Tuesday:



BEIJING — China's central bank raised .

interest rates for the second time in just over

a month in a bid to dampen high inflation and .

| guide blistering economic growth to a sus-
tainable level.’

The latest action is intended to hold price “
increases in check, ensure economic growth »

| is running at sustainable levels and promote. *
~ this:year and move toward the target of 2.5

savings instead of risky ape uaUNe invest-
ments.

The big fear in financial markets i is how:
much growth will slow as China tightens pol-.”
icy. It has been Chinese growth over the last:

few years that may have helped to stave off a
global depression.

LONDON — China’s second interest rate”

“negative, an indication of how the unrest in

_ sEgypt'has fueled worries of a spillover in
‘other Arab countries.

increase in just over a month failed to dent
market optimism.

Many of the world's leading stock indexes
held at levels not seen since the summer of

2008, before the coHapse of Lehman Broth-

ers triggered the biggest bear market since
World War II.
In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading

British shares closed up/0.7 percent, Ger-

many's DAX rose 0.5 percent and the CAC-
40 in Paris ended:0.4 percent higher.

TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, the Nikkei
225 rose 0.4 percent to close at 10,635.98, a
day after closing at a nine-month high. Aus-
tralia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent, but
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index slipped 0:3

percent and South Korea's Kospi ended~

down 0.6 percent.

ROME — A U.N. food agency said Chi-
na's winter wheat harvest is at risk because of
a drought that also has led to shortages of
drinking water for people and livestock.

The, agency said the drought is already
putting pressure on wheat prices in China,
with average flour prices rising more than 8
percent in January compared to the previous
two months.

The impact on global wheat production
and prices was unclear.

BERLIN — Industrial production in Ger-
many, Europe's largest economy, fell 1.5 per-
cent in December, dragged down by a slump
in construction.

TOKYO — With cheerleaders shouting
encouragement, more than 1,000 young
Japanese trying to break into the job market
held a pep rally in Tokyo to underscore what
officials say is the bleakest employment out-
look Japan has faced in years.

~ LONDON — The British government has
increased the rate of its bank levy to raise 2.5
billion pounds ($4 billion) this year to help

fund the recovery in the wake of the financial
~- Crisis.

- The. ap eTnnNeh had earlier planned to
phase in the levy to raise, 1.7 billion pounds

billion-_pounds in 2012.
~. Treasury Chief George Osborne said the
rate.was raised because banks were in a

‘stronger position than had been believed
. when: the legislation was drafted.

- CAIRO — Moody’ s Investors Service says.
it has revised Jordan's sovereign outlook to

- CAIRO — Egypt's central bank stepped in

--to‘halt a steep fall in the country's currency,
bankers said, while the stock exchange out-

lined regulations aimed at thwarting poten-

tially steep losses in the market when it
“reopens next week.

ATHENS — Debt-ridden Greece's bor-
rowing rate fell in its latest treasury bill auc-
tion, suggesting a cautious recovery in inter-

. national investors' confidence in the country.

Meanwhile, Luxembourg's prime minis-
ter voiced confidence that Europe will pull
through its debt crisis, and praised bailed-

out Greece for its unpopular austerity pro-

gram.
-- Jean-Claude Juncker said he is "convinced

. that the euro is not in danger," and ruled
- out Greece being expelled from the curren-

cy union due to its acute debt problems.

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's
deputy prime minister warned that exten-
sive flooding and storm damage could shrink
the economy, as he prepared to seek legisla-
tive approval for a new tax to pay for what
could be the country's costliest mantel dis-
aster.

BUCHAREST, Romania — An Interna-

_ tional Monetary Fund official says Romani-

a's economy is stabilizing:after two years of
recession.

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian officials
say inflation in January was the highest
monthly jump in almost six years. That
increases worries Brazil's economy is over-
heating.



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NEW YORK

Gold and silver prices rose Tuesday after China increased inter-

est rates to curb inflation and slow economic growth.

Silver for March delivery settled up 92.8 cents, or 3.2 percent, to
$30.271 an ounce. April gold added $15.90 to settle at $1,364.10 an :

ounce.

This is the third time China has raised interest rates since Octo- }
ber. Its inflation rate hit a 28-month high of 5.1 percent in Novem- :
Der before moderating in December. Government leaders fear a }
vp rise in prices for things like food and fuel could trigger :

sinrest

The decision is prompting more investors to buy gold and silver
because of concerns about inflation, said Dave Meger, vice presi- :

dent of metals trading at Vision Financial Markets.

Some other countries, including Indonesia and Brazil, also have
raised rates in an effort to control inflation. Precious metals are con- :

sidered hedges against inflation and slow growth.

In contracts for March delivery, copper slipped 0.10 cent to

54.5740 a-pound and palladium rose $19.40 to $838.45 an ounce.
April platinum gained $17.70 to settle at $1,861.90 an ounce.

‘in other commodities trading, oil prices fell after China's rate
hike was announced. Benchmark crude for March delivery fell 54 ;
cents to settle at $86.94 per barrel on the New York Mercantile :

Exchange.

China's rate hike decision also affected oil and other energy con- i
: CHRISTOPHER S.
Although many oil tiaders expected the interest rate hike, the : RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer

demand. "That was one of the main pillars of the current (oil) } WASHINGTON

said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Eco- :

, tracts.
concern is how much it might eventually reduce China's oil

price,"
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(a) SWANLAKE INVESTMENTS LIMITED. is in dissolution
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2000.

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2011. when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

Tertace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

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December, a drop of almost
140,000 from November and
the second straight monthly

decline, That's the lowest total.

since September.

“The report provides an indi-
cation of future hiring patterns
because it can take several
months to fill many jobs.

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than 700,000 since they bot-
tomed out in July.2009, one
month after the recession end-
ed. That's an increase of 31 per-
cent.

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will start hiring again soon, not-
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economy is improving. Con-

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age is above 12,000. Also, a sep-
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In a healthy economy, the
ratio would fall to roughly 2,
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Job openings fell sharply in‘

construction to 28,000, from
91,000.in November. That could
reflect weather-related shut-
downs. of building projects,
Maki said.
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index rose to 94.1 in January,

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cent in: January from 9.4 per-
cent the previous month. The
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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 9B







WOULD you prefer to give your
beloved a dozen roses costing a hundred
dollars that will be dead within a week or
supply her with hundreds of roses spread
over time? — ove

The answer may seem obvious but

there’s a catch. You must first consider

your beloved.

Bahamian women in varying degrees fall
between the extremes of Nature Girl and
Nassau Princess.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Nas- '

sau Princess must have her dozen roses —
preferably two dozen — and a box of Godi-
va chocolates as well as a dinner on Par-
adise Island. Nature Girl may go for a bush
— arose bush, of course. ats

To be honest, you can only get away
with this if you are married (or something
similar) to your beloved and share the
place where the rose bush will grow.

And, of course, you must do all the
spadework.

Now to the nitty gritty.

. All plant nurseries sell potted roses and

the price will be between. $30 and $40.

Add a couple of dollars for a decorative
cover to hide the pot. ie

You must allow at least an hour for your
purchase and you should not go to the
nursery on Saturday morning because that
is when everybody else goes to the nurs-
ery. This afternoon should be perfect.

Once you have shown that you are seri-
ous about your choice of rose ‘ bush you
will no doubt be handed on to an assis-
tant who ‘knows roses’. Impress him or
her with your tenacity and insightful prob-
ing.

You should already know beloved’s
favourite colour and this should help pare

. down the selection.

If in doubt, choose yellow or pink.

Examine the plant. Look at a ball near
the bottom where a cultivar has been graft-
ed to rootstock. Count the number of
branches coming out of the ball. Three is
tolerable, two is bad. Four or more is what
you are looking for.

’ There will-be a card attached to the rose
telling its name and type.

Tea roses give large flowers but few of
them. Floribunda roses are somewhat
‘smaller but bear heavily. Consider.

Smell a blossom. Roses are known for



their beauty and their scent. If a rose has
no scent it is only half a rose.
Borrow a gardening glove from your

assistant and reach in to the largest stem

and work it to and fro lightly.

Some potted roses have small root sys-
tems and will wiggle about easily. A strong
root system will resist movement.

Examine the leaves. They should be of a
uniform green and look healthy with no
wilting or drooping. New growth will be
reddish-brown and is a good sign.

By the time you have done all this you
will have either impressed or bored your
assistant and reduced dozens of rose bush-
es to just a few. Now ask the assistant for



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BY ROLAND ROSE

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LABORS









THE DUKE OF WINDSOR, born June 23, 1894, died May 26, 1972; King ©
of England for 325 years, short by British history standards. He was never
crowned.
He arrived in the Bahamas on
war years. Ow a4: ee
Winston Churchill decided it would keep him out of harm’s way.
He was rumoured to be a Nazi sympathiser and could have been made a
puppet king by Hitler.

August 17, 1940 to be Governor during the







a copy of Botanica’s Roses. Every nurs-

WOULD YOU PREFER a dozen red roses for one week or hundreds like this every year for ever? The choice is yours.

ery carries it. The book is in alphabetical -

order and every rose has a colour picture
and far more information than appears on
the card wired to the stem.

Check in the book for the zone. Here in
The Bahamas we are in zone nine or 10 in
the winter and zone 11 in the summer.

If a rose you are thinking of buying is
zones three to seven, forget about it right
away. :

There, I told you it would take an hour.
But you should end up with a magnifi-
cent and appropriate rose for beloved.

And you should have impressed the
assistant no end. While at the nursery buy

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a bag of commercial cow manure.

You will need half a bag of the cow
manure a few weeks later when you plant
the rose bush. Mix that in with the soil in a
location that receives full sun. Water well
and often.

Your purchase will give years of almost
continuous rose production.

Look at it this way: Is your love exem-
plified by a brief and expensive gesture or
is it demonstrated by care, consideration
and — let’s be honest — parsimony?

Now try and convince beloved.

For questions and further information
e-mail gardenerjack@coralwave.com







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The Tribune

FEBRUARY 11 -
FRIDAY

St Francis Xavier

Cathedral Men's Associ- .

ation's Valentine's -
Dance
The Catholic Church

Men's Association of St .

Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral presents an adults-
only Valentine’s Dance
at Xavier's Lower .
School Auditorium.

“Music provided by TJ da
_ DJ. Cost: $15. One free .
. drink for all ladies. Part

proceeds in aid of reno-
vation funds for St
Benedict's Hall. T: 394-
5780 or 457-3820.

FEBRUARY 12-

- SATURDAY

Town Centre Mall's “I
Love You’*Promotion

Town Centre Mall
presents the “I Love
You” promotion, a great
evening of fun with
karaoke king Demetrius
where you can sing to
your lover, Spm-9pm in.
the Centre Court. T:

326-6920.

FEBRUARY 12 -
SATURDAY

“Dreams of R p
es” Valentine’s Boat”

Cruise

Sky Juice King Enter-
tainment presents the
“Dreams of Red Roses”
Valentine's Boat Cruise,
8pm on board the East
Wind. Music provided .
by DJ Chronic, Ras ..
Rydim, Mr Gully, DJ
Tank and Lil Dwight.
Cost: $15/in advance;



$20/at the boat. First 50 ©

ladies get a free glass of
wine and.a rose. Dress. -
code: red (lovers); white
(singles); black or gold
(money makers). After
party at Club 112.

FEBRUARY 12 -
FEBRUARY 13
(SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY) .

Sailing Regatta: 24th
Annual St Valentine's
Day Massacre

The St Valentine's
Day Massacre, held in-
honour of Sir Lynden
Pindling, returns to the
shores of Montagu Bay
with an impressive slate
of contestants and an
exciting “Catch Me If
You Can” race that pits
A-class sloops against
the famous Lady
Nathalie.

FEBRUARY 18- -
FRIDAY

MDeez's Video
Release Party and Live
Performance

Budweiser Fancy Fri-
days presents MDeez's
“Well Fresh” video
release party and live
performance at Charlie's
Club. Music provided by
Xtra Large, DJ Payne,
Supa Mario and DJ
Ignite. Special perfor-
mances made by the
Swift Dance Crew and
other special surprise
guests. One lucky female
can win a free surprise
gift if she can sing a
verse from any MDeez
song.

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THE TRIBUNE

POST
BAIL

WILL Eminem finally win best
album of the year, what outrageous
outfit will Lady Gaga wear, will
Christina Aguilera — fresh off her
Super Bowl national anthem flub —
be the opening act? .

These and other questions will
be answered at the 53rd Grammy
Awards broadcast live from the Sta-
ples Centre in Los Angeles this Sun-
day.

It’s only four days to go until the
music industry’s most anticipated
night and this year the Grammy
Awards are pulling out all the stops.

Music legends like Mick Jagger
and Barbra Streisand have been
added to the line-up of performers

which already include current

Grammy nominees Arcade Fire,
Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady

Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Katy Per- —

ry, and Justin Bieber.

While there is still no official
word on who or what the opening
act will be, the entertainment web-
site Wayne’ s World said it has infor-
mation that Christina Aguilera
together with Jennifer Hudson and
other mystery performers will offer
a tribute to ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha
Franklin to kick off the night.

On the awards front, everyone
will be watching how well Eminem’s
album ‘Recovery’ will do.

It’s been exactly a decade since
Eminem lost out in the Album of
the Year category despite the stag-

gering success of his “The Marshall .

Mathers LP”, an album that was
certified nine-times platinum, had

‘INCEPTION, ' 'SOCIAL NETWORK’
WINNERS AT WRITER AWARDS —

In this Sent 13, 2010 file siti rapper Eininem ee at Vankes Stadi-
um in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

critics raving and parents ranting.
Instead, the honour of best album of
the year went to Steely Dan in 2001.
_ Now ten years later, Eminem is
up against Lady Gaga, Katy Perry,
Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum

in the Album of the Year category...
Overall; he ig nominated for i0 *~

Grammy Awards; and here at Tri-
bune Entertainment we think it’s
time that Mr Mathers finally gets
his due.

Both of our entertainment

‘reporters, Lesh and Farah, agree
that Eminem’s “Recovery” should
win, the most coveted award of the
night.

However, they disagree on some
of the other categories.

_ phe following: is a run-down of
sonie ‘of Tribune Enitertainment’s
Grammy 2011 predictions.

Lesh and Farah’s Grammy picks:

e Album of the Year: Eminem -



Recovery (Lesh and Farah) .

¢ Record of the Year: Eminem
feat. Rihanna - “Love the Way You
Lie” (Lesh); Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
- “Empire State of Mind” (Farah)

¢ Song of the Year: Eminem feat.
Rihanna - “Love the Way You Lie”
(Lesh and Farah)

° Best New Artist: Justin Bieber
(Farah); Drake (Lesh)

e Best Pop Vocal Album: The
Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
(Farah); My World 2.0 - Justin
Bieber (Lesh)

¢ Best Pop Collaboration with
Vocals: Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg
- "California Gurls" (Farah); B.o.B,
Eminem and Hayley Williams -
"Airplanes IL" (Lesh)

¢ Best Dance Recording: Rihan-
na - "Only Girl (In the World)"
(Lesh); Lady Gaga - “Dance i in the
Dark" (Farah)

e Best Rap Album: Recovery - -
Eminem (Farah); Thank Me Later
- Drake (Lesh):

° Best Rap Song: Eminem - "Not
Afraid" (Lesh-and Farah). ts



e Best Rap/Sung ' cation
Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin |.
McCall - "Deuces" (Lesh and |
Farah)?



+— The

LOS ANGELES (AP)
sci-fi smash

"Inception" and the Face-
book rama "The Social
Network" took top screen-
play honours Saturday
night at the Writers Guild
Awards.

"Inception". writer
Christopher Nolan won
for best original screen-
play and "The Social Net-
work" ‘writer Aaron
Sorkin won for best adapt-
ed screenplay. The awards
were handed out by the
Writers Guild of America
in simultaneous cere-
monies at the Renaissance
Hollywood Hotel in Los
Angeles and. the AXA
Equitable Center in New
York.

"The Social Network, ‘

which Sorkin adapted:

from the Ben Mezrich
book "The Accidental Bil-
lionaires," was expected to
win. But the original
screenplay category was

FROM page 2B

considered a_ toss- up
between "Inception," the

psycho-sexual thriller
"Black Swan" and the

boxing drama "The Fight-
er". because current
awards-season darling
"The King's Speech" -was

not eligible for a. WGA |

award as it was not made
under the writing union's
contract guidelines.
Other of the top films of
2010 like "Toy Story 3"
and "Winter's Bone" were

ineligible for the same rea-

son.
Sorkin will be the pro-
hibitive favourite in the

adapted category, and.

"The King's Speech" and
"Inception" will vie for
original screenplay hon-
ours at the Academy
Awards on February 27.
"The Social Network,"
was also considered an

' early favourite for a best

picture Oscar. But it has
been trumped in recent

Bolt won best documen-

award ceremonies includ-
ing the Golden Globes and
Producers Guild Awards .
by "The King's Speech,"
which features Colin Firth
as the stammering father
of Queen Elizabeth II and
is expected to sweep sev-
eral categories on Oscar
night.

In other WGA cate-
gories, Charles Ferguson,
Chad Beck and Adam

tary screenplay honours
for "Inside Job," a chroni-

cle of the 2008 e¢onomic

meltdown.

And large teams of writ-
ers from AMC's "Mad
Men" and ABC's "Mod-
ern Family" won for best
drama and comedy series,
respectively.

‘INCEPTION’ writer Christopher

Nolan won best original screen-

“play at the Writers Guild Awards.
(AP)



But ever the optimist, Kristofa said he
“soon came across another opportunity.
“JT pursued another Bahamian author

‘and he gave me the okay. I met him in

person and he told me I could do what-
ever I wanted to do with any of his sto-
ries. I made it very clear to him that I
would give him full credit for the story,”
he said.

Currently the graphic artist is working
on a 3D animated adaptation for one of
the author’s stories.

“(The author) is very excited to see
what Ihave done with it.”

He says he does not want to give too -
much away about the animated pro-

Giving Nassau an extra dimension

duction, but he was able to say that it
will capture Nassau in the early 1900s.

“T have already started working on
the production. I already have the con-
cepts completed and one of the charac-
ters is complete as well. The animation
will date in the early 1900s of Nassau so
I did a lot of research and looked at a lot
of pictures of Nassau during that time,”
he said. ;

And while he does not want to toot
his own horn, he says that this has the
potential to be one of the best animation
productions the Bahamas has ever seen.

“T believe that it will be well done
because I know the level of quality I

am looking to put out,” he said.
Cartoons like SpongeBob, Drag-

onBall Z and Avatar might be fun to '

watch, but there is a lot of work that
goes into making these characters and
stories come alive.

“There is a lot of work that goes into
this. The first thing you have to do is
learn the story, get the feel of the char-
acters. So basically you have to play the
role of director, producer and the actor.
Then you have to break the story up
into a script, the characters have to be
developed on paper and then devel-
oped into a 3D space on screen. So there
a lot that goes into it but if you have a

good enough team behind you then it
makes it less time consuming,” he said.
The greatest gratification he gets is.|
the reaction from those who view his
work, Kristofa said.
In the future the graphic designer said
he wants to put together an animated

|
series. |



However, his ultimate goal is to one
day win an Oscar in the category of
short animation or in featured length ¢
animation.

When he is not adapting short sto-
ries into animated stquences he finds
pleasure in converting photographs into



digital paintings.

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N their search for the next
American Idol, the cast

and crew hosted auditions
in the city of Los Angeles last
week. |
’ Tonight, the auaiuond for AI 2011 will
officially end in San Francisco, and fans
are already eager for this first round to
end and for Hollywood week to begin.

According to the Fox Network, they
are giving AI viewers this much antici-

. pated stage in the competition a week.

earlier than usual.

WHO GOT THEIR GOLDEN.
TICKET? WHO DIDN'T?
~IN-YA EAR RECAPS LOS
“ANGELES AUDITIONS

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Victoria Garrett

4 e Little Ms Garrett opened last
ae week's auditions and walked into the
audition room with immense confi- ~
dence, but it was a ‘no’ from all three
judges almost as soon as she started to
sing. She sang a few verses from a song
called "Now Behold The Lamb” and
Steven Tyler mocked her by saying,

“you're going to Siberia”.
» In response, Victoria said she let
"her nerves" get the best of her.
“Everybody cannot sing like J boy | She
said jokingly.

on

Tim Halperin |

¢ Unlike Victoria Garrett, Tim
Halperin swept the judges off their
feet when he sang Maroon 5’s “She
Will Be Loved”.

He-made it clear that he had a huge
crush on Jennifer Lopez. Randy Jack-
son told him: “TI felt like you were not
j : here, like you had a connection with J

. - Lo (through the entire song).” Tim’s
" stage presence was great though, there

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was no doubt that he would get a gold- _
en ticket. Of course Randy being
Randy said ‘no’ at first but Steven and

J Lo gave Tim the ‘yes’ he was in -
search for. .

Karen Rodriguez

e Karen is not a new face to reality
TY, she told J Lo that she had seen
and spoken to the singer a few yeu
ago on
_ TRL when it was still aired on MTV.
J LO could be heard saying “hot” after
Rodriguez’ audition. Steven told her
she has confidence and all three of the
judges said ‘yes’ and sent her on to
Hollywood.

Tynisha Roches

° Tynisha’s audition was like no oth-
er. After singing the Idol staple
“You’re Gonna Love Me” Tynisha got
a blank stare from the judges. i

They told her ‘no’ without thinking \
about it and she began singing again.
Randy got up out of his seat and said
“what is this”.
- He walked out of the room but that
did not stop Tynisha; she followed him
until they finally called Sean: for
her.

“This is the freakiest showeren I
have never been chased with a micro-
phone before,” Randy said.

Best friends Isaac Rodriguez
and Daniel Gomez

¢ Daniel went in first to sing; this
resulted in a less than stellar response —
for him.

After getting an iraumeciats ¢ no’
from Randy, thé other judges also told

_ him that he would not be going to Hol-

lywood.

Daniel then got his friend Isaac to
come in.

Isaac sang “Build Me Up Butter-
cup” for the judges and while he was
better than his friend, his vocals were
not good enough for the golden ticket.
Randy told him that-neither he or his -
friend should ever sing again.

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Abaco with a ce this
By

- Freeport on Febru 25 and Nas-
“sau on Febru T have also
had offers from Andros and Cana-
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fe
about life’ $ giiclliies
Raquel. says. while some may
think writing songs is difficult, it
e someting that comes ea ‘to
her. de
“All iam doing i 1s giving you
snapshots of my life’s experiences.
It’s simply telling you my life story .
ole page at a time,” she said.
~ Raquel says she does not have a .
_ favourite song of hers because all
of her songs are based on her life
- experiences:

sxperienced for a show

and Ching among others.

_... She has also had the opportuni- —

ty to work with international

artists. .

"Tam in the process of complet:
‘ing unreleased music with Jah
Cure, Richie. Spice, Floda Fresh,
Cecile anda ‘few others,” : ‘she said.
Artists she would like to work

“with in future include KB; Ronnie
‘Butler, Ken Hilson, Celine Dion,
Beyoncé, Tre Songz and R Kelly.

“J am in the process of putting
my album together as we speak ©
with some of the best in the indus- -
try, and this album is really going —
to speak of the life of Raquel ‘Lady
Melody’ Oliver. I am getting ready _
to shoot my first music vide

- with Mark Winder from Freeport
. The song is entitled ¢

espect’ and |
was produced by one of the musi- -
_ cians/producers for. Stephen and
Ziggy Marley in Miami, Plo:
noe Christoph

_ Fans can be on:

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with many local talents.
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shared with In Ya Ear, was
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"PHOTOS WHICH GRAPHIC
DESIGNER KRISTOFA .
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PHOTOS INTO DIGITAL
PAINTINGS



STILL IMAGES FROM |

ANIMATED SEQUENCES .
BY GRAPHIC DESIGNER
KRISTOFA HEASTIE



Will Eminem
finally win
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ANIMATOR TO SHOW THE CAPITAL AT

THE START OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By JEFFARAH GIBSON _ ,
Tribune Features Writer





WATCHING the ThunderCats, the Smurfs, Gummy
Bears, and War Zones on television as a kid sparked a |
fascination with cartoon animation that would stick with
Kristofa Heastie through his adult life.

A graphic designer by profession, Kristofa still remembers '
the way these traditionally drawn, two dimensional ani-
mated shows made fantasy feel like reality to him.

“Tt was the life, the movement of the characters that
fascinated me. You knew what you were watching wasn’t
real but it felt very real. You could feel the characters, "he 1
told Tribune Art. . ° :

This is what made Kristofa fall i in love with animation and
what sparked a passion for digital art.

Today, Kristofa is working: on an animated short film
which will show the City of Nassau: at the start of the ae
century.

Interestingly, as a student i in high school Kristofa never
envisioned a future in art, in fact, it never even crossed his
mind.
“Tactually got into art by chance. Icame back over here 4



















son and they gave me a choice for my option classes. Some —
of the students asked me which option I was going in for and —
I said to them art. So I just went in the art. Class to be a part

of it,” he said.

In this class Kristofa did a lot of the traditional art, some-
thing he was not particularly interested in; he quickly
realised that non-traditional art forms were his forte. ia

He recalled an event in high school which put him on his |”
future career path.

“I was not interested in conventional art. I
was always interested in comic art. But at that
time the BGCSE exams did not have any cat-
egory to accommodate comic art. My art
teacher told me that that was something that I |
could not do because it would not have been
accepted,” he said.

However, he was still able to find an oppor-
tunity to make use of his fascination with

comics. ;
“I found a loophole that allowed me to
intertwine comic. There was a topic called
‘A Dream’ and I did a comic piece for that
~ and it turned out really good. I did pass,” he
" said.
Since then things began to change with
regards to the art styles accepted for the
examinations, Kristofa said.

After graduating from Miami inferaational University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation he was
ready to take.on the big projects.

When he came back home, he stumbled across a very
interesting book written by a Bahamian author.

He made a proposal to an assistant of the Bahamian
author to adapt the story for an animated production.
Though his idea was thought to be great he was ultimately
turned down.

“This was something that discouraged me because later
on I saw the same story adapted in animation. That was
something that really made me mad because I felt like
they took my idea and ran with it. But the thing about it is
that what I was proposing was much better than the ani-
mation that I saw: I am not saying that I am better than any-
one but I thought I could have done a way better job,” the
artist explained. |

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game in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Monday. North Carolina won 62- 60.



FEBRUARY 9,

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Waltiea on
ESPN Play

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net:

t’s not everyday that
a Bahamian is fea-
tured on ESPN. It’s
even more rare for
one to appear in the
highlight reel. On Tuesday,
Waltiea Rolle achieved both
accomplishments.

Monday night, the 6-foot-
6 sophomore came up with
two big plays in the final min-
utes that helped the number
12 ESPN/USA Today, No.13
AP) North Carolina Tar
Heels pull off a huge 62-60
upset over No.5 Duke Blue
Devils.

With three minutes and 20
seconds left on the clock,
Rolle canned the go-ahead
three-pointer for the Tar
Heels. But with .01 seconds
remaining in the game, Rolle
came through with a block on
Duke’s Chelsea Gray to pre-
serve the victory.

After North Carolina cele-:

brated as they kept their
hopes alive for the Atlantic
Coast Conference title with a
7-2 win-loss record and 21-3
overall, trailing only Duke,
who leads in both categories
at 7-1 and 21-2, Rolle was fea-
tured with the top pick in the
highlight replays on ESPN.
“T was just helping, waiting
for her to get there,” said
Rolle of the attempted lean-
ing lay-up from Gray. “I saw
her coming, so I just blocked
it.”. ..
Rolle finished with 10
points and nine rebounds and
she duplicated her‘career high
seven blocks. It was a gamé
that Rolle took in stride.

-“T am glad I played well,
but there are other games that
are hard,” she was quoted as
saying on the school’s web-

site. “This is tot the only

game that I have played hard
in, but I think I did all right
today.”

After falling behind 56-54
when Gray put the Blue Dev-
ils ahead, Rolle and Jessica
Breland hit consecutive three-
point plays to put the Tar
Heels up for good.

Head coach Sylvia Hatchell
had nothing but praise for the
way Rolle continues to
improve.

~ “The ESPN’s play of the
day was the highlight of
Waltiea’s block,” said a
delighted Hatchell when con-

of the Day

Sophomore
helps North
Carolina Tar
Heels pull off
62-60 upset
over Duke ©
Blue Devils

tacted at the University of
North Carolina yesterday.
“That was the number one
play on ESPN. But she’s just
getting better and better as
the season moves along. She’s
gotten physically stronger, her
skills are getting better and
she’s getting her confidence.”

. Hatchell, now in her 25th
season at UNC and a-Hall of
Fame inductee in 2004, said
she has been so impressed
with Rolle that she’s now her
starting center.

“She’s just getting better
and better every game we
play,” she Said. “She’s been
working hard and last night
was big. She had seven block
shots and at the end of the
game, she blocked the shot
that could have tied the game,
but instead it sealed the win
for us.

“It was a big win because:

the rivalry between the two
teams is a big one. It’s proba- ,
bly the number one rivalry in
the country as far as two uni-
versities that are just eight
miles apart. So-it was big for
us and she came up big.”
On the season, Rolle has
posted an average of six

rebounds and nine points per:

game with a total of 58 block
shots and.19 steals in just 17
minutes per game.

“J’m sure she will be get-
ting more playing time
because she has improved so
much,” Hatchell said. “I
expect her to continue
improving and getting better
and. better in scoring,
rebounding and on defense.”

Rolle and the Tar Heels are
scheduled to be back in action

- Thursday when they travel to’

Clemson before they return
home to host Miami‘on Sun-
day.



NPBA: Stingers bite up Wreckers, Giants walk over BTVI

THE New Providence Basketball
Association’s double header on
Monday night at the DW Davis
Gymnasium turned out to be an
almost identical pair of routs.

One game saw the PJ Stingers

"sting the Y-Care Wreckers 111-86

and the other saw the defending
champions Commonwealth Bank.
Giants stomp the BTVI 111-75.
Here’s a summary of the games:
Stingers 111, Wreckers 86
Travis Roker scored 21 points on

'7-of-10 shooting from the field and 7-

of-12 from the free throw line in 21
minutes to lead PJ’s to victory.
Roker also had seven rebounds and
six assists as he led four other
Stingers in double figures.

Devon Ferguson scored 18 points
on 5-of-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from
the three-point line and 6-of-8 from



the free throw line in 28 minutes.
He also had seven rebounds and two
steals.

Sentino Morley, playing 23 min-
utes, shot 6-of-14 from the field, 2-of-
5 from the three-point line and 4-

the fourth on a 38-32 spurt, had a
game high 24 points in 32 minutes.
He shot 7-of-18 from the field, 1-of-
3 from the three-point line and 9-10
from the free throw line and also
pulled down five rebounds.

of-5 from the free throw line for18____ Kelvin Davis, shot 5-of-9 from the

points as well with two rebounds and
two assists.

Anthony Whylly chipped in with
17 points in 24 minutes after he was
5-of-9 from the field and 7-of-10
from the free throw. line and he
pulled down eight rebounds. Randy
Williams helped out with 11 points in
10 minutes.

.The Stingers opened a 26-16 lead
after the first quarter and extended it
to 49-38 at the half. They never
trailed as they widened their mar-
gin to 73-54 at the half break.

Y-Care, in making a comeback in

field, 1-of-1 from the three-point line
and 3-for-4 from the field for 14
points in 17 minutes. Brandon Ingra-
ham helped out with 11 points in 21
minutes and Khari Thompson
chipped in with 10 points in 21 min-
utes.

Giants 111, BTVI 75

With five players in double fig-
ures, Michael ‘Fernly’ Bain came
through with a game high 25 points
on 9-of-12 shooting from the field
and 7-of-11 from the free throw line
in 28 minutes. He also pulled down
six rebounds.

Renaldo Baillou shot 9-of-16 from

the field and 3-of-8 from the three-
point line for 21 points in 25 min-
utes with 13 rebounds, while
Gamaliel Rose was 8-of-12 from the
field and 3-of-5 from the line for 19
points in 24 minutes. He also had a
game high 12 rebounds.

Dencil Edgecombe came up with
16 points and four rebounds in 21
minutes and Creto Knowles added
14 points, four rebounds and two
assists in 20 minutes. Jamington
Johnson added eight points and sev-
en rebounds in 17 minutes.

Commonwealth Bank took an
early 22-19 lead at the end of the
first quarter and they pushed it to
53-42 at the half before they extend-
ed it to 83-58 after the third.

Patrick Leadon scored a side high
22 points in 33 minutes on 8-of-13

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shooting from the field and 6-of-7

from the free throw line to pace
‘ BTVI in the loss.

The only other player in double
figures was Philip Rolle with 16. He
shot 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-
9 from the free throw line in 24 min-
utes with eight rebounds.

Trevino Carey had nine points and
five rebounds, Kendal Butler seven
points and five rebounds and both
Aston Neely and Michael Reid
helped out with six points.

Note: The NPBA is scheduled to
play another double header 7pm

tonight at the D W Davis Gymnasi-

um.

‘They will then take a break to
accommodate the completion of the
second annual Law. Enforcement
Basketball Tournament at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.



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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Steelers want to put Super
owl loss behind them

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) —
With his season over, Brett
Keisel is ready to scrap his
scruffy style.

Forget "Fear the Beard."

’ Much to the disappoint-

ment of the bushy growth's -

nearly 30,000 Facebook fans,
it's time to "Shear the Beard."
"It's coming off soon,"
Keisel said outside the Steel-
ers practice facility. "I'm not
exactly sure when or how it's
going to happen. But it's
going to come off soon. It was
a good thing. I think looking
back, I wouldn't change it."
Win or lose the Super
Bowl, Keisel's lumberjack
look was in for a makeover.
He had promised not to cut
or trim the reddish-brown
beard as long as the Steelers
kept winning. So, Keisel can
bust out the clippers this
week, though his full-bodied
facial hair surely would have
kept him warm during a
Super Bowl parade that
‘would have been held on a
frigid Tuesday had the Steel-
ers beat the Packers in the
Super Bowl.

Instead, his whiskers will

soon swirl down the drain like
the Steelers' championship
dreams..

Keisel and the Steelers had
one final team meeting Tues-
day, determined to put their
crushing Super Bowl loss to
Green Bay behind them.
Players stuffed belongings in
black trash bags and zoomed
off into an uncertain offsea-
30n.

Almost 48 hours after the
loss, coach Mike Tomlin met
with the Steelers and told

them the franchise remains -

committed toward winning
the Lombardi Trophy.

He also addressed some
various rules and restrictions



LANE DRIVE: Cincinnati inte sian Kilpatrick (right) drives the lane between the defense of ¥ DePaul ee ‘erarntah th Kelly, left, and center Sikes Faber,



TOUGH LOSS: A reporter pulls on the beard of Pittsburgh Steelers’

Brett Keisel during media day for Super Bowl XLV.

that ‘would come if owners:

decide to move ahead with a
lockout. The Steelers, like

’ most NFL players, are wor-

ried about what will happen —

with OTAs, minicamps,
health insurance and other
necessities when the collec-
tive. bargaining agreement
expires March 3.

"Hey man, you better save
some money, just in case,’
defensive end Nick Eason

said. "A lot of things have.

changed. I mean, we've been
taken care of through our
health insurance, and things

like that, and we're going to.

over



(AP Photo)

have that no longer. So it's

time to save, time to not buy

cars and: spend money.",
Tomlin, of course, wasn't

‘around to talk about the

meeting. Same with Ben

Roethlisberger and Troy

Polamalu. The Steelers let
two players talk to the media

at the podium: Antwaan Ran-—

dle El and Chris Hoke. —
About an-hour after the
meeting ended, Tomlin
walked out of a side door of
the practice facility wearing a
scarf and his AFC champions
ballcap, but no coat, on a
brisk day where the wind chill

De

during the first half of an NCAA ne East Conference college game Tuesday in Rosemont, Ill.

Zi

4





was below zero.

Tomlin waved before he
slipped into his SUV and
backed it up to-the doors of
the practice facility to load
some belongings. He then
tipped his cap as he drove out
of the parking lot.

‘Inside team headquarters,
the Steelers' six Super Bowl
trophies stand together along
the wall leading to. various

offices. The 31-25 loss to the —

Packers assured there will be
no more additions to that col-
lection this offseason.

Hoke, a free agent after 10 .

years with the Steelers, was a
key component in their last
two championships. And, of
course, he expected to extend
the perfect record on Sunday.

"I'm glad we won the first

two, because I don't how you

deal with it," Hoke said. "It
makes you so much happier
you won the first two. It's
tough to lose Super Bowls.
You get there, you dream of
being on top of that podium

holding that trophy, passing ~

it around, celebrating with
your teammates."
Hoke hopes to return and

_ expects to find most of his |
’ teammates back with him for.
'» the new season — whenever

that. starts.. Linebacker

LaMarr Woodley and cor-

nerback: Ike Taylor are two
top free agents. The Steelers
want to re-sign both. |

Under the Rooney family,
the Steelers have long been
fond of stability. And Art

Rooney has already said not

to'expect many changes.
Who knows. Maybe
Keisel's mangy mane might
be the biggest offseason trans-
formation.
"Tt was a lot of fun and I

‘think a lot of people had a

good time with it," Keisel
said. "We'll see what happens,
hopefully I can grow another
one." ,

leads Cincinnati
aul, 71-68



(AP Photo)



FANFARE: A Green Bay Packers fan holds up a copy of the Green Bay
Press Gazette Super Bowl extra newspaper in the "Return to Titletown"
celebration Tuesday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Packers
defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in NFL foothall's Super Bowl
XLV Sunday.

_(AP Photo)

Fans celebrate
Packers win with
final tailgate

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers fans chant-
ed and cheered as the Super Bowl winning team walked onto
Lambeau Field for welcome-home ceremony.

The 50,000 tickets for Tuesday's "Return to Titletown" cel-
ebration sold out in a matter of hours. Fans from across Wis-

consin jammed into the stadium, waving Super. Bowl champi-.

on flags.
They exploded in a chant of "Go Pack Go" as the players
emerged from the locker room and walked on to the field.

The players high-fived fans in the first row and shot video

with their cell phones.

Coach Mike McCarthy brought out the Lombardi Trophy >

and promised fans to win next year's Super Bowl as well. The

fans screamed their approval.



By ANDREW SELIGMAN
» AP Sports Writer

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick scored
19 points, Ibrahima Thomas added 16 and strug-
gling Cincinnati hung on to beat DePaul 71- 68 on
Tuesday night.

The Bearcats (19-5, 6-5 Big East) had dropped
five of eight after a 15-0 start and were coming off

. Nothing like playing a last-place team to break.a
slump, even if things got a little tense at the end.

Cincinnati led by 17 early in the second half sly
to see DePaul (6-18, 0-11) nearly whittle it all away
down the stretch.

Things got particularly interesting when Moses
Morgan converted a four-point play, burying the
free throw after nailing a corner 3 while getting
fouled by Kilpatrick. That pulled DePaul within 69-
65 with 1:34 left. —

After a shot-clock violation with 58 seconds left,
the Bearcats' Rashad Bishop blocked a 3 by Mor-
gan. Cincinnati's Darnell Wilks missed a free throw,
but with a chance to make it a two-point game, the
Blue Demons' Tony Freeland missed two at the line

-with 14 seconds remaining.
_ Wilks then hit one foul shot'to make it 70-65, but
DePaul wasn't finished. Brandon Young nailed a 3
with 0.4 seconds left, and after Cincinnati threw
away the inbounds pass, a shot by the Blue
Demons' Jimmy Drew rolled off the rim, preserving
the win for Cincinnati. -

’ - Along with the big efforts from Kilpatrick and
Thomas, Cincinnati got 10 points from Cashmere
Wright. Yancy Gates came off the bench and added
just five after serving a one- game suspension for
violating team rules. The team's top rebounder and
second-leading scorer, he blew up at an assistant in
practice last week, accerding to the Cincinnati
Enquirer, and did not play against Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Melvin scored 20 and Young added 16
for DePaul, which is still searching for its first Big
East victory under coach Oliver Purnell.

Not since a win at home over Marquette on Jan.
20, 2010, have they beaten a conference foe, and
Cincinnati wasn't about to let that streak end.

Kilpatrick scored 14 and Cashmere 10 in the first
half as the Bearcats grabbed a 41-26 lead. Cincinnati
picked apart a weak defense while DePaul forced
shots and took control by scoring 10 straight to -
bump its lead from six to 16.‘

Up 27-21, Kilpatrick started the run by hitting a
free throw with 4:23 remaining and Bishop fed
Wilks cutting back door on an inbounds Play fora
hard dunk.

Wright then stole the ball from Michael Bizoukas,
leading to a fast-break layup, and added a three-
point play before a steal by Gates led to a layup by
Kilpatrick that made it 37-21 with 2: 35 leftin the
half.

back-to-back losses to West Virginia and Pittsburgh. |

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sports inbrief

PACBO all set to stage

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

‘AFTER. reviving the
renowned Nassau Stadium
with its first amateur. boxing
show in/December, the Pan
American Caribbean Boxing
Organisation will return with
a Valentine’s special Satur-
day night.

PACBO president Fred
Sturrup said the show, which
is slated to begin 8pm at the
Nassau Stadium, will be the
first in a.series of shows this
year that will lead to the

Charlie Major Sr Awards.

Show in December. ,

“Last year, we officially
launched the revitalization of
boxing at the.stadium,” said
Sturrup, who hosted the
Charlie Major Sr Invitational
Boxing Show in December.
“This year, we will have.a
point system based on the
amount of shows that we

stage. We will tabulate.a point .

scale and at the last event in

‘December, the points will

include that event. The boxer
with the most amount of
points that night will be
awarded the Charlie Major Sr
Award. If there are two box-
ers with the same amount of
points, a panel will decide

who will.be the winner.”

As a special feature Satur-

~ day night, PACBO is expéect-
ed to host Bahamian profes-'
sional heavyweight Sherman.

“The Tank’ Williams.
“We are just delighted to
pay tribute to this Bahamian

- son, this true sports ambas-

sador,-who on every.occasion
that was before him when he
had to perform in the ring, he

would-be in the colours,’

whether. it was his trunk or

--his robe, and when he spoke,

re

1s com.

he would always project the
Bahamas,” Sturrup said.

“In' other words, he was a
true ambassador for. this
country and we are just hon-
oured to pay tribute to him
in such a small way, especial-

- ly given the fact that he may
very soon be declared the

World Boxing Federation’s
heavyweight champion.”
Williams, a native of Grand

Bahama now fighting out of.
- Vero Beach, Florida, fought

former three- -time world
champion Evander. ‘Real
Deal’ Holyfield for his WBF’s
heavyweight title on January
22 at The Greenbrier, White
Sulphur Sprints, West Vir-
ginia.
sp OMeyels officials called it
“no contest” after the fight
was stopped at the end of the
third. Apparently, Holyfield
got a cut over his left eye from
an accidental clash of heads

in the second round.

Sturrup said PACBO
intends to'be the first local
organisation’ to honour

‘ Williams for his performance

in the fight. He was actually
leading on the scorecard up
to the time the fight-was

_ Stopped.

A total of five amateur
bouts will make up the show,
featuring some boxers from

- Inagua, as well as Taureano

‘Reno’ Johnson’s Southside

Marlins Amateur Boxing

Club and Ray Minus Jr’s

‘Champion. Boxing Club.
- There will also be a profes-
‘sional bout between Dencil

‘Death’ Miller against John
‘The Beast’ Wesley.

During the show, PACBO
will be raffling three boxes of
chocolate for the women. “I

think it’s a nice gesture as we |
head into. Valentine’s Day,
SHEED: Sid!

Valentine’s Day special



‘SPECIAL FEATURE: PACBO is expected to host Sherman ‘The Tank’
Williams @ asa oar feature Saturday night,
5 ye (AP Photo) -

BASKETBALL

LAW ENFORCEMENT

TOURNEY

’ THE second annual Law
Enforcement Basketball
Tournament got underway
at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium Monday night.

The .Royal Bahamas -°

Defence Force had to come
from behind to pull off a vic-
tory over the. visiting
Jamaican team, while the
Royal Bahamas Police
Force held off the visiting
Canadian team.

Police and Defence Force
teams from six countries are
participating in the tourna-
ment that is running each
night at the gym. The cham-
pionship game is scheduled
for Saturday night.

BASKETBALL
NPWBA ALL-STAR
_ CLASSIC °

THE New Providence
Women’s Basketball Asso-
‘ciation hosted its All-Star
Classic at the D W Davis
Gymnasium on Saturday
with the following results
posted:

NPWBA ‘Administra- —

tion/Coaches

39, NPABO Officials 34

Tyrone Sands scored a
game high 19 points and
Jeannie ‘Bubbles’ Minus
added five in the win.
Devon Johnson had 18 and
Melchoir Francis had seven
in the loss.

Media All-Stars White 71,
. Media All-Stars Pink 35

Kendrick:Dean scored a
game high 23 and Newell
Baxter had 16 in the win.
Neko Scavalla and Terran

Dean had 13 and 11 respec-’

tively in the loss.
NPWBA All-Stars
‘White 36,
NPWBA All- Stars
Pink 35 ;
Marceline St Jean scored
a game high 11 and

. -Shantelle Rolle chipped in

with six in the win. Diasti
Delancy scored 10 and Mar-
via Dean had five in the loss.

SOCCER
GSSSA ACTION

THE Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation played week two of
their second season with the
following results posted:

Junior Girls

DW Davis 3, L W Young

0 .
Tineka Joseph scored a
pair of goals and Andrea
Francis came up with anoth-
er one in the win

‘AF Adderley 1, SC
McPherson 0

Andrika Curry came
through with the line goal
in her team’s victory

S C McPherson 3, HO
Nash 0

Kayla Albury, Shavona

‘Adderley and Carlene

Elliott all scored a goal in
the win

Junior Boys

T A Thompson 2, C H
Reeves 0

Akeem Nancoo and Jeff
Jean both struck for a goal
in the win

D W Davis and A F
Adderley played to a score-
less draw

Senior Girls

Dame Doris Johnson and
C I Gibson played to a
scoreless draw

C V Bethel 2, Anathol
Rodgers 0

Shannen Miller had a pair
of goals in the win:

Senior Boys

‘Dame Doris Johnson 3,C
V Bethel 1

(DDJ) Alex Senatus,
Sainrilnor Simonvil and

‘Johnny Pierre all scored a

goal in the win Kyle Wilson
had one for the losing team
CI Gibson 1, C C Sweet-
ing 0
Freanel Lafleur had the
lone goal in the win







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Bryant, Lakers hold off Grizzlies, 93-84

By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —
Ron Artest got a bloody nose
late in the third quarter, then
hit a big shot in the fourth.

Artest made a key 3-point-
er during the Lakers’ decisive
run to help Los Angeles to a
93-84 win against the Mem-
phis Grizzlies.on Monday
night.

The Lakers' mercurial for-
ward said he couldn't remem-
ber getting popped by Griz-
zlies center Marc Gasol, who
was called for a foul, with 28
seconds left in the third aust
ter.

“I just kept going," Artest .
said. "Once I got my head
cleared, (I) toughened up a
little bit and got out there and
played basketball. You do
what it takes to win." ~

Memphis climbed within

two points in the fourth on
Tony Allen's dunk, but Los
Angeles took advantage of
five Grizzlies turnovers to go
-on an 11-0 run and take an
89-76 lead. The scoring out-
burst included a 3-pointer by
Lamar Odom, followed by
Artest's long-distance shot
with 5:46 left in the fourth.

"I wasn't worried ‘because
he was getting himself togeth-
er," Lakers star Kobe Bryant
said of Artest, who scored 13



DEFENSE: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) defends Los Angeles
Lakers forward Derek Fisher in the first half of Monday’s game.

points and added four steals.
"IT just kept my eye on him to

(AP Photo)

make. sure he was all right."
The Lakers, who tied the

season series 2-all, have won
three of four overall. The
Grizzlies have lost two
straight, but still have won
five of their last seven.

Bryant scored 19 points and
Odom had 15 peints and 11
rebounds for the Lakers. Pau
Gasol added 17 points.

Sam Young led the Griz-
zlies with 22 points, matching
his career high.

Rudy Gay was hounded by
Artest, yet still managed 18
points on 7-of-15 shooting.
But Zach Randolph, the

. Western Conference's player

of the month for January,
scored only eight points on 2-
of-14 shooting.

The game featured a sib-

ling rivalry — Lakers forward

Pau Gasol versus his younger
brother Marc, who was part
of the trade that sent Pau to
Los Angeles.

Marc Gasol scored 10
points and grabbed 12
rebounds.

"We did a good job of con-
testing shots, putting bodies
on bodies and not allowing
free looks," Pau Gasol said.

Artest's aggressiveness in
the second half made the
game feel like a playoff game
for both teams.

"We didn't play as desper-
ately as they did," Gay said.

The defending NBA cham-

_pion Lakers had a strong con-

tingent of fans at the sold-out
FedExForum, including rap-
per Snoop Dogg, who was in
town for a concert and sat in
the front row wearing a Lak-
ers jacket and oversized sun-
glasses.

Los Angeles began the sec-
ond half with a 10-2 run,
including 3-pointers by Derek
Fisher and Artest. Allen's
layup capped a 7-0 run and
cut the Lakers' lead to 64-58
with 5:10 to play in the third
quarter.

Memphis moved within two
points on Darrell Arthur's
layup. But the Lakers
outscored the Grizzlies 7-4 to
end the third quarter with a
73-68 advantage.

The quarter was marked by
physical play from both
teams. Arthur also was forced
to leave the game in the quar-
ter with a bloody nose, just
minutes before Artest was
ordered to the bench by offi-
cial Joe Crawford.

Luke Walton's free throw
gave the Lakers their first
lead of the game, 34-33, at the
6:32 mark of the second quar-
ter. Bryant made two free
throws to give Los Angeles a
50-45 lead at halftime.

Point guard Jason Williams,
a free agent since being
released by Orlando on Jan.
26, signed a contract with the
Grizzlies on Monday. A






All-Stars
Pierce, Allen,
Durant in
3-pt contest

NEW YORK (AP) —
Paul Pierce will defend his
3-point shootout title
against a field that
includes fellow Boston
Celtics All-Star Ray Allen
and NBA scoring leader
Kevin Durant of Okla-
homa City.

Allen is on the verge of
becoming the career
leader in 3-pointers made.
He won the title 10 years
ago while playing for Mil-
waukee. Pierce was the
champion last year in Dal-
las, scoring 20 points in
the final round to beat
Stephen Curry. .

The remainder of the
field announced Tuesday
is Miami's James Jones,
Golden State's Dorell
Wright and Cleveland's
Daniel Gibson.

The 3-point contest will
be part of All-Star events
on February 19 in Los
Angeles.




























favorite of Grizzlies owner
Michael Heisley, Williams ‘is
the club's career assists leader.



By The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Over
one season or two, no team
in NBA history has lost as
many games in a row as these
Cleveland Cavaliers.

The surging Dallas Maver-
icks beat Cleveland 99-96.on
Monday night, making it 25
straight losses for the Cavs. .

Cleveland already held the
record for the most losses in a
single season, but the league
also keeps:a record for losses

“spread over two seasons. This
topped that one, too, making
it the most consecutive losses
in league history, period.

The previous record also
was held by the Cavaliers, set
in the 1981-82 and 1982-83
seasons. .

Cleveland had a chance to

- tie it with a 3-pointer in the

final,seconds, but made one
pass too many and time
expired without a shot going.

up. é

__ Jason Terry scored 11 of his
23 points in the fourth quarter
to: send Dallas to its ninth
straight win, the longest active

streak in the NBA.
Rockets 108, Nuggets 103
DENVER (AP) — Kevin

Martin scored 37 points and
Houston took advantage of
“Nene's -absence and
Chauncey Billups' early exit

NBA CAPSULES



to beat Denver despite
Carmelo Anthony's 50-point
effort that tied his career high.

Martin, who had just eight
points in his previous trip to
Denver, scored 18 in the deci-
sive third quarter, half of

‘them during a 13-0 run the

Rockets used to grab control
at 71-56.
Luis Scola. chipped in 25

“points for the Rockets, who
_ handed Denver its’ seventh

loss in 28 home games.

Anthony scored nine points
in the final minute of a furious
but futile comeback attempt.
His banked 3-pointer made it
105-101 with 20 seconds
remaining, but Kyle Lowry
sank two foul shots at the oth-
er end.

Anthony also scored 50 on
Nov. 27, 2009, against the
Knicks.

The Nuggets started the
game without Nene (flu), and
Billups left after straining his
left knee in the first quarter.

Bobcats 94, Celtics 89
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

— Gerald Wallace scored 19 :

points, including the clinch-

‘ing free throws with 3 seconds

left, and Charlotte overcame
top scorer Stephen Jackson's

NBA Serr nte

By The Associated Press

EASTERN CONFERENCE .

d-Boston
d-Miami. _
d-Chicago
Atlanta
Orlando
New York -
Philadelphia
Indiana
Charlotte
Milwaukee
Detroit
‘New Jersey
- Toronto
Washington
Cleveland

WESTERN CONFERENCE

d-San Antonio
Dallas

d-L.A. Lakers
d-Oklahoma City
New Orleans
Utah

Denver
Portland
Memphis
Phoenix
Houston
Golden State
L.A. Clippers
Sacramento
Minnesota

d-division leader



ejection to beat the short-
handed Boston Celtics.

Shaun Livingston added a
season-high 18 points, little-
used Eduardo Najera had a
key 3-pointer late, and the
Bobcats snapped six-game
losing streak to Boston in a
testy. game that included five
technical fouls and yet anoth-
er emotional outburst by
Jackson.

Ray Allen scored 25 points
and hit two 3-pointers, leaving
him two shy of breaking Reg-

“‘gie’ Miller's NBA career .*

record of 2,560. Paul Pierce
added 22 points and Kevin
Garnett grabbed 14 rebounds
for the Celtics, who dressed
only 10 players.

Boston, coming off emo-

tional games against powers
Dallas and Orlando, ran out
of gas in the fourth quarter
against Charlotte in a poten-
tial first-round playoff pre-
view.

Timberwolves 104,
Hornets 92
NEW ORLEANS (AP) —

Kevin Love had 27 points and,

17 rebounds, tying a franchise
record with his 37th straight
double-double, and the strug-

gling Minnesota Timber- -

wolves maintained their sur-
prising dominance of the play-
off-contending New Orleans
Hornets.

Minnesota's second double-
digit win over New Orleans
this season might have been a

costly one, though. Michael:

Beasley, who had 14 points,
had to be helped off the floor
with a left leg injury in the
fourth quarter and starting

_ center Darko Milicic departed

with a strained left hip flexor
in the first.

The injuries meant more
action for Nikola Pekovic and
Anthony Tolliver, who each
scored 12 points. Minnesota
hit 11 3-pointers and made all

25 of its free throws in snap- .

ping a three-game skid and
winning only its third road
game this season.

Chris Paul had 17 points .

and 13 assists for the Hornets,
who have lost three straight
and five of six.

Love was 14 of 14 on free
throws. He joined John Stock-
ton and former Timberwolves
star Kevin Garnett as the only
NBA players to record 37

consecutive double-doubles

in the last 25 years.

Trail Blazers 109, Bulls 103

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)
— LaMarcus Aldridge had a
career-high 42 points and
Portland defeated Chicago.

Derrick Rose had 36 points
for the Bulls, who lost their
second straight. Chicago has
not lost three in a row this
season.

Aldridge's jumper with 1:11
left made it 100-93 and
appeared to seal it for the
Blazers, but Rose answered
with a 3-pointer with just
more than a minute to go.

Aldridge hit a turnaround
jumper and Andre Miller



AAS

JUMP BALL: Cleveland Cavaliers power forward J.J. Hickson (left) and Mavericks center Tyson Chandler
jump for the ball in the first half of Monday’s game in Dallas.

made a pair of free throws
with 30 seconds left to make it
104-96. Luol Deng had a
reverse layup on the other
end, but the Bulls could not
catch up.

Chicago has lost four -

straight and 11 of their last 13
at the Rose Garden.

Jazz 107, Kings 104

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
(AP) — Al Jefferson scored
23 points and Deron Williams
had 21 points and nine assists
to help Utah rally past Sacra-
mento.

The Jazz outscored the’

Kings 27-17 in the fourth

quarter in winning their sec-
ond road game in a row after
dropping the previous six.

Paul Millsap fouled out late
in the fourth quarter and fin-
ished with 18 points, Raja Bell
had 17 points and Kyrylo Fes-
enko 11.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25
points and 14 rebounds for
Sacramento, which commit-
ted 20 turnovers.

Tyreke Evans had 21

points, but the Kings have lost _

three straight: ~

Omri Casspi's 3-pointer in
the closing seconds was an air-
ball and the Jazz secured the
rebound and the victory.

(AP Photo)

Suns 104, Warriors 92,

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
— Steve Nash had 14 points
and 15 assists, leading
Phoenix over Golden State
on his 37th birthday.

‘Channing Frye had 19
points and 11 rebounds, and
Grant Hill scored 18 to help
the Stns build a 23-point lead
and hold on late. They made
13 3-pointers and shot 43 per-
cent from the floor. Monta
Ellis scored 21 points and

“David Lee had 16 points and

10 rebounds for the Warriors,
who got within five in the
fourth quarter but could n
come all the way back.



N



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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

England batsman

Morgan to miss
World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Eng-
land's hopes of challenging
for the Cricket World Cup
title were hit Tuesday when
Eoin Morgan was ruled out
of the six-week tournament
because of a broken finger.

‘Coach Andy Flower had
already blamed a gruelling 3-
month tour to Australia for.a
series of injuries to key play-
ers when he announced Tues-
day that Ravi Bopara will
replace England's most
important limited-overs bats-
_ Ian in the 15-man tourna-

. ment squad.

Morgan needs surgery after
fracturing the middle finger
of his left hand during the
one-day matches that fol-
lowed England's victory in the
Ashes test series. He felt dis-
comfort:during the fourth
one-day international in Ade-

laide on January 26 and flew |

home before Sunday's final
match, which England lost for
a 6-1 series defeat.

"That's a serious loss to us,"
Blower said. "He didn't think

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.

(AP) — His vocation was civ-
il engineering. His passion
»was'sports.and statistics...

Tony.Greer found enough . 4

"spare. time between the two
to devise a world ranking for

golfers, and it turned into ~

more than a hobby. His sys-
tem got the attention of Mark
McCormack, the late founder
of IMG who had been pub-
lishing his own rudimentary

rankings in the annual “World.

of Professional Golf." ©
’ Neither could have imag-
ined how it would shape golf's
growing landscape.
"It's an exciting time at the
moment," Greer said Tues-

day from his home in Lon-

don.

When he first started to
develop a world ranking,
Greer said it was far less com-
plicated to figure out the best
players in golf.

~"You looked at: the PGA
‘Tour money list," he said.

That all has changed now.

First came the emergence
of Seve Ballesteros and Nick
Faldo, then Greg Norman
and Bernhard Langer. And
while Tiger Woods has domi-



it was serious at all and it got
worse. The pain grew worse
and therefore the medical
team got onto it and found it
was worse than was previous-
ly suggested." ,

England is already without
several key players because
of injury, just two weeks
ahead of its World Cup open-
er against the Netherlands in
Nagpur.

Spinner

Spinner Graeme Swann
and allrounder Paul Colling-
wood are among those trying
to overcome fitness problems,
and Flower said he will only
pick fully fit players for the
February 16 warmup against
Canada..: -

Tim Bresnan, Ajmal
Shahzad, Stuart Broad and

- possible ‘replacement Chris

Tremlett are also carrying
injuries but Flower'said he

_ was happy with their rate of

‘recovery.
Bopara's last og inter-





RULED OUT: Eoin Morgan bats against Australia aUTiNg the One i Da International series.

national was against Pakistan
at The Oval in September. He
averages 28.90 from 54 match-

TIGER WOODS appears at the Emirates Golf Club two days ahead of
Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament.

e

nated the ranking like no oth-

er — he has been‘at No. 1 for

_(AP Photo)

85 per cent of his pro career
— his recent'slump has creat-

es. "No one is irreplaceable,"
Flower said. "Ravi Bopara is
a very talented and exciting

"player. He will also bring a:

bit of medium-pace bowling
to help out the captain.



(AP Photo)

"We're confident the 15
. players we've got out there
_ will Leek a

Once lampooned, world —



ed opportunity for so many
others. And it has put the

’ Official World Golf Ranking

at the front of any discussion
involving of global golf.
‘Lee Westwood, Martin
Kaymer and Woods — Nos.
1,2 and 3 in the world ranking
— will be in the same group
for the Dubai Desert Classic.
It's the first time since 1994
that a regular European Tour
event has had the top three
players in the world. On the

. other side of the world, Phil »
Mickelson is at Pebble Beach
with a chance to move ahead’

of Woods for the first time
since the 1997 Masters. .
At both tournaments, play-

ers will be jockeying to finish .

among the top 64 and qualify
for the $8 million Match Play
Championship.

You can count on some

controversy. That hasn't.

changed. Questions about the
mechanics and methodology
of the world ranking will nev-
er go away. There is no sys-
tem to accurately compare the

‘strength of tours around the
world.

"How do you know that
I'm No. 198, and some guy
from Zimbabwe is No. 1992"
said Paul Goydos.

For those who don't like

the pane they better get
used to it.:

Paul Azinger once said the
only things that ever made

him choke were cash or pres-
' tige. He never said anything —

about ranking points,

_. But that's the direction golf
is going.

The USGA's decision last

‘week to eliminate the money

list as a criteria for getting into

' the US Open was only the lat-

est step in giving the Official
World: Golf Ranking more
importance, if not credibility.

Emphasis

The US Open still puts as
much emphasis on "United
States" as it does on "Open."
It is sensitive to where the

major is played, and it strives .

to keep half of its 156-man

field open to qualifiers. But

it also wants to be -the
strongest test for a major,

inviting the best from around .

the world. The USGA ulti-
mately decided what McCor-

mack figured out years ago |

— money might not be the
best barometer anymore. _
That's why starting next
year, it will swap out money
lists from four tours with the
top 60 in the world ranking.

WORLD RANKING: England’ s Lee Westwood plays a shot during Challenge Match at the Emirates Golf Club two days ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai,

United Arab Emirates.

(AP Photo)”

“We're more comfortable
with that than we are trying to
figure out internally how we

judge various tours around
‘the world," said Mike Davis,
‘the senior director of rules
and competition. "Virtually
everybody will admit that any
‘ranking system is never going
to be perféct. But we think
it’s more equitable than what
we do."

The knock on McCormack
and his initial idea for a world
ranking was that he was only
trying to promote his clients
at IMG. The rebuttal was that
IMG had most of the best

_ players, anyway. .
' "He was always a bit of a
statistical buff," Johnson said.

-. "Fora long time in his annual,

he compiled a world money
list. That spawned the rank-
ing, as it became clear a mon-
ey list was distorted by the
value of the dollar and obvi-
ously, the overwhelming focus
on the US tour and the size of
its prize money. That made
everything else in the world.
somewhat irrelevant as far as
performance on the golf
course. '

There have been some crit-
ical junctions for the world
ranking, none more than
when the Royal & Ancient .
became the first to use it to
help determine the field for
the British Open.

Five major tours around the

~ world, along with four major

, championships, endorsed the
world ranking at a meeting in
Turnberry in 1997. A year lat-
er, the US Open created a

‘new.exemption for the top 20.
in the world. And then came
Augusta National a year after
that, doing away with its PGA
Tour winners exemption
(since restored) in favor of
the top 50 in the world.

"It wouldn't have gotten off
the ground without the R&A
endorsing it," Johnson said.
"It wouldn't have been born.
And with the Masters, that's
what I would call absolute
icing on the cake."

The latest development to
elevate interest in the rank-
ing is Woods.

He has gone nearly 15
months without winning,
paving the way for Westwood
to reach the top. But so many
other players are lined up
behind the Englishman that
as many as a dozen have a
chance at No. 1 this year.

Even $0, some players
might never buy into it.

Davis Love III doesn't
think the system is fair. But
the more he spoke, he could-
n't find a better way to mea-
sure the world. "Is it the best
we have? Yes," he said. "Is it
perfect? No."

Fair or not, the world rank-
ing is more relevant than ever,





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later on when he hopes to establish
an impregnable position. This type of
thinking is usually needed to lay the
groundwork for an elimination play.

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outcome hinges on whether he loses
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ruff-and-discard. Either way, the
slam is home, and South’s planning
at trick one pays the maximum divi-
dend at trick 10.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 7E



Clijsters closes in on No. 1 ranking Nieminen

By JEROME PUGMIRE ©
AP Sports Writer

PARIS (AP) — Kim Cli-
jsters is more interested in try-
ing to win major titles than
returning to the No. 1 ranking
for the first time in five years,
despite being only two match-
es away from overtaking Car-
oline Wozniacki at the top.

Clijsters, who won the Aus-

‘tralian Open for her fourth
Grand Slam victory, only
needs to reach the semifinals



of the Open Gaz de France.

this week. She plays Kristina
Barrois of Germany in the
second round today.

'. "When you're this close to
making it, it would be a nice
accomplishment if I could do
it," the 27-year-old Clijsters
said Tuesday. "I'm not going
to be disappointed if I don't
make it. I would like to focus
on a few more goals through-
‘out this'season, which are a
couple of the bigger tourna-

» ments."

Even if she is successful,

Clijsters said the first time she
became No. 1 in August 2003
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"Back then I felt like it was
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was obviously a lot younger
and playing in an era where
there were a lot of big names

.out there," Clijsters said.

"Lindsay Davenport, the
Williams sisters were a part
of it. I was in a very similar sit-

uation to what Caroline Woz- °

niacki is now — I hadn't won
a Grand Slam."

Clijsters, who has also won
three US Open titles, could
possibly meet the fifth-seeded
Nadia Petrova of Russia in
the quarterfinals. That may
be a tough match since she
hasn't rested since beating Li

Na of China in the Australian °

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Cup matches against. Ameri-
can players Melanie Oudin
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said. "But I do look forward
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“BALANCE: Nicklas Bendtrer (left) of Arsenal FC and simon Poulsen of AZ Alkmaar Auning raining: in Parken Stadium in »Copentagen Denmark.



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Hagia against ee

By JAN M OLSEN
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, ‘Dehnark (AP)
— Frank Lampard will captain an
injury-hit England team that is count-
ing on strikers Wayne Rooney and
Darren Bent to overpower Denmark's
defense in their friendly on Wednes-
day.

Lampard was the given the arm-
_band in the absence of regular cap-
tain Rio Ferdinand and vice-captain
. Steven Gerrard. The Chelsea mid-
fielder-has suffered major injury woes
this séason and has not been involved
with England since August.

"T'm just a very proud man.at the
moment," said Lampard, who had pre-

_viously only worn the armband in the
second half of a match against Austria
in 2007 under former coach Steve
McClaren.

"I've been in the squad for a long
‘time and feel like one of the older
stagers now, so it's going to be one of
the proudest moments of my career to
lead out the boys. I know it's a cliche,
but you do grow up dreaming of that
moment and now it's been thrust upon
me.'

Wednesday’ s match is meanwhile a
reprieve for Bent after England coach

Fabio Capello left him at home for

last year's World Cup. However, the

Italian has been: impressed by the

recent form of Aston Villa's new sign-
ing.
Bent moved to Villa from Sunder-

land in January for a club record 18 -
million pounds ($29 million), a figure.

that could rise to 24 million pounds
‘with add-ons.

Another Aston Villa player, 20- |

year-old Kyle Walker, was a-surprise
inclusion in the squad after having

'

MISSED: Chelsea's Didier Drogba reacts to a missed scoring
chance against Blackburn Rovers in their English Premier League
match at Stamford Bridge, London.



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‘CAPTAIN: Frank Lampard talks during a press conference before a training session at

Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday. England will play Bennet ina

friendly soccer match in popennaug ey,

impressed Gapeie fa his right back
role for the Midlands club while on
loan.from Tottenham.

Theo Walcott has also done well
since his return to the England set-up
after failing to make the World Cup
squad. The pacy Arsenal winger said
his form was helped by Capello's

. admission that he had made a mis-

take not bringing him to South Africa.

"But I'm not pointing fingers at any-
one," Walcott said. :"It was his decision
to make and I respected that."

(AP Photo)

England will line up-for the game
without Ferdinand, who picked up a
calf injury while warming up for Man-
chester United on Saturday. Gerrard

had been, expected to deputize as cap- .

tain in Copenhagen, but the Liver-
pool midfielder developed a groin
problem as he helped his team seal a
hard-fought 1-0 win at Chelsea on
Sunday. ~

Capello bolstered his depleted
squad by drafting in West Ham duo
Robert Green and Carlton Cole when

goalkeeper Ben Foster and striker
-Peter Crouch failed fitness tests on

Sunday. Aston Villa striker Gabriel
Agbonlahor also pulled-out due to

: personal reasons.

For Capello, the game is an oppor-

- tunity to look at some new faces ahead

of the European Championship qual-
ifiers.

"It will be interesting to see some of
the younger players. They will be the
future," he told a news conference. "I
am really happy with these players
and the players that. played before."

Lampard agreed, saying: "It's nice
to see some of the younger players
come through." He added that he

expected a "tough game" on Wednes-

day.

For the hosts, the game marks a
likely return to action for Arsenal for-
ward Nicklas Bendtner, who hasn't

played for the national team since .

Denmark's disappointing group-stage
exit in the World Cup.

Denmark coach Morten Olsen also
has goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in
his squad. The 26-year-old Manchester

* United reserve is battling for a first-
~ team place with Denmark but Olsen

has assured veteran keeper Thomas
Sorensen that he remains the coun-
try's No. 1 man.

England's players will be eager to
avoid a repeat of the 4-1 drubbing last
time the teams met, in another Puend:
ly in August 2005.

Most importantly, howevet) the

match offérs both coaches a final’
chance to test the depth of their

squads ahead of tricky.European
Championship qualifiers on March 26.

England will make the short trip to

Cardiff to take on Wales, while the
Danes face an all-Scandinavian clash

with Group G leader Norway in Oslo.



LONDON (AP) — Ivory
Coast striker Didier Drogba
enjoyed a winning return to
international football against
Mali on Tuesday in his first
match since last year's World
Cup.

The Chelsea forward
helped to create Didier Ya
Konan's first international
goal, which secured a 1-0 vic-

tory in the friendly in

Valence, France.

Drogba chested down a
long ball into the path of Lille
striker Gervinho, whose cross
from the right was slammed
high into-the net by Ya
Konan after three minutes.

Africa's top-ranked team,
Ghana, beat Togo 4-1 in a
friendly in Antwerp, Belgium,

giving coach Goran Ste-
vanovic a winning start in the
job.

Striker Dominic Adiviah
gave Ghana a 1-0 lead at half-
time and after Togo equal-
ized with a penalty three min-
utes into the second half,
Jonathan Mensah, an own
goal from Togo defender
Akpakpo, and a late strike
from Samuel Inkoom sealed

.the win.

Tuesday also marked the
start of two friendly tourna-
ments each featuring four
European countries... —

Darron Gibson, Damien
Duff and Keith Fahey scored

’ in the second half to give Ire-_

land a 3-0 victory oyer Wales
in a competition featuring the

British Isles nations — minus

‘England. It was Gary Speed's

first match in charge of Wales
since being hired in Decem-
ber.

Plays

Scotland plays Northern
Ireland today and the trophy

_ will be decided by further

matches in May. |

In the Cyprus tournament,
the hosts lost 2-0 to Sweden
and Ukraine beat Romania
4-2 in a penalty shootout on
the east Mediterranean island!

Tobias Hysen put Sweden
in front in the 26th when he
headed in a curling Martin
Olsson cross at Nicosia's GSP
stadium. An unmarked

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European
clubs aim
to keep
players
out of the
Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — Some
of Europe's best young soc-
cer players could be kept out
of the 2012 London Olympics
under a proposal by their
clubs.

The European Club Asso-

~ ciation wants an agreement -
that players.who go to the.

2012 European Champi-
onship co-hosted by Poland
and Ukraine won't be picked
for the London Games, which
kick off one month later.

Europe will have four
teams in London: a British
host team and three qualifiers
from the eight-nation Euro-
pean Under-21 Champi-
onship, to be held at Den-
mark in June.

The 16-nation Olympic
tournament has an age limit
of 23, with teams allowed to
pick three overage "wild
card" players.

Ghana beats

Togo 4-1 in friendly

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP)
— Ghana gave new coach
' Goran Stevanovic a winning
start with a 4-1 victory over
_ Togo ‘in a friendly Tuesday.

Striker Dominic Adiyiah
gave Ghana a 1-0 lead at half-
_time and after Togo equal-
‘ized with a penalty three min-
utes into the second half,
Jonathan Mensah, an own

goal from Togo defender .

Akpakpo, and a late strike
from Samuel Inkoom sealed
the win. |

Ghana is Africa's top team

in the FIFA world rankings ~
‘at 15 and reached the quar-
_ terfinals of the World Cup last

year. It used the game to pre-
pare for next month's African
Cup of Nations qualifier

_ against Congo.

"Iam happy with the result
but more pleased with the

"way my team played," coach
Stevanovic told the Ghana
. federation web site. "Scoring

four goals was a good result."

Ireland beats Wales 3-0 in
‘Nations Cup opener
DUBLIN (AP) — Gary

“Speed's debut as Wales man-

ager ended in a 3-0 loss to Ire-

land on Tuesday in the open-

ing match of the four-team
Nations Cup.

Darron Gibson, Dainien
Duff and Keith Fahey all
scored in a dominant second-
half for the Irish at Lans-
downe Road.

Wales hired Speed in.

December to neplace John
Toshack.

Scotland and arent Ire- |

land, who are the other par-

ticipants.in the new British |

Isles football tournament,

meet on Wednesday. Eng-

land, which plays Wales in a
2012 European Champi-

onship qualifier next month,

declined to participate.

The Home Nations Cham-
pionship, which featured Scot-
land, Wales, Northern Ireland
and England, was last con-
tested in 1984.

Striker Drogba returns
to action for Ivory Coast

Markus ines added the sec-
ond on the stroke of halftime

when he latched onto a

through ball from Pontus
Wernblom from 10 meters.

In Paralimni, two saves by
veteran goalkeeper Oleksan-
dr Shovkovskiy in the
shootout secured the victory
for Euro 2012 co-hosts
Ukraine after the match end-
ed 2-2. ;

Yaroslav Rakitskiy and
Artem Milevskiy had given
Ukraine a 2-0 lead, but
Romania drew level before
halftime thanks to goals from
striker Dan Alexa.

Also today, Sweden and
Ukraine meet in Nicosia and
Cyprus takes on Romania in
Paralimni.

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#759
1997 F150 TRUCK,
good condition, A/C, original tape deck, 4x4
double extended cab, clean, no problems,
asking $12500 ONO
ALSO (4) 22” rims only a month old rims
Asking $1200.00
ph#434-6248/424-6248

BBF #307



1994 CHEVY CAPRICE
DVD & CD Player, A/C, 20” RIMS, Leather
interior, clean title, good condition, make an
offer, ph# 544-0737 / 325-9117

1999 MERCEDES BENZ, ace
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

BBF #623_

4 2000 GMC ENVOY,
gold exterior, 2 Tone Leather int, 6 CD Player,
A/C, Sunroof, alarm, fully foaded,aaking $10,500)

‘ 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 #671 oe
VOLKSWAGEN TRUCK
low miles looks like new runs great 5 speed
radio very fuel efficient $11800 OBO
ph# 436-4643 pd










BBF #624
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

BBF #632
WHITE 2004 FORD MUSTANG)
in great condition. Asking price $8500.00 OBO.
3500 original miles, flow master exhaust
very clean
ph# 422-0201 or 322-1190



BBF #637
WHITE 2010 HONDA PILOT
11,000 miles excellent condition, like new, one
owner, 6dics cd changer, third rowe seats, a/c ,
excellent Buy great on gas, a must see.

BBF #644 :
2004 MONTE CARLO,

CD player, A/C, pwr windows and locks,
automatic, factory alarm, factory rims, low
mileage, asking 9500 ONO
ph#552-9889

BBF #691
2004 TRAILBLAZER,
gold exterior, A/C, CD player, perfect condition
very low miles, asking $8500 ONO

ph#434-3902








ph: 323-7369, 434-9004,357-9560. call for price.



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BBF #65:
08 FORD RANGER SPORT,
Fully Loaded - (A/C,CD Player, Satellite
Radio), Like Brand New, $19,000.00 ONO
ph# 392-7934 / 565-4613

BBF #652
2009 FORD FUSION,
leather interior, sunroof, alloyed rims, reverse
sensors, full y loaded, keyless entry,
must see to appreciate. Asking $14,000 ONO
ph# 426-4565 ’



BBF #653
2004 INFINITI G35,
blue exterior, excellent condition, all black
leather interior, sunroof, CD player, pwr
everything, factory alarm, automatic, low
mileage asking $12000 OBO
ph#434-0758



BBF #657
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

2008 HONDA ACCORD,
low miles, clean in and out, white with tan
leather interior, price $25,000 with wheels, price
$23,000 without wheels. Owner leaving island
ph#565-9317

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BBF #658
; ‘99 LEXUS GS300.

L6 2JZ-GE engine green ext. tan int. power
windows & lov.ks sunroof 16” factory spider rims.
6000.00 O.B.O.

May trade for a boost car. 425-6978/361-2473
leave message if unavail.

BBF #660
2008 HONDA CIVIC LX,
auiomatic, clean-title, 17” alloy factory rims,
custom E&G, chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows aiid locks, clean inside/out, asking °
$19,000 O.N.O.
ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987

BBF #661 °
2009 HONDA CIVIC LX,
black ext, automatic, 16’ alloy factory rims,
custom E&G; chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows and locks, clean inside/out, asking
$18,500 O.N.O.
ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987



BBF #667
1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, -
19,850 miles, garage kept, leather interior, CD
Player, docr lock, T-Top, asking $12,000 ph#
393-3795 (Richard)

BBF #719

1995 TOYOTA STARLET,
two tone ext, black interior, s/s turbo charge,
cold A/C, Sunroof, asking $3,500 firm,
ph# 426-8248 / 394-5443





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BBF #675
2002 FORD ESCORT,
stick shift, A/C, silver exterior, black interior,
asking $2500 ONO
ph#558-6999/636-1545

BBF #682 .

2005 NISSAN MAXIMA,

fully loaded, moon roof, factory rims, A/C, 6 disc

CD player, owner leaving island, good working
condition, asking $10,500 OiJO

Serious enquiries only, ph#636-0683/326-5267

BBF #686
2003 INFINITI,
leather interior, sunroof, 22” rims, good
condition, A/C, 5 changer CD-player, low
mileage, automatic, power everything, factory
alarm, asking $12500
-ph#556-881 4/225-7467

BBF #689
2009 HONDA ACCORD,
fully loaded V6 engine, asking $32,000 ONO
ALSO 2009 Honda 650 asking $6500
ph#423-6549/341-6686

BBF #724 3
2007 F150,
ice cold A/C, 1 owner, interior like new,
customized hood and custom headlights, a must
see, low mileage, 6 CD in dash player, factory
alarm power everything chrome rims, good title,
asking $25000 ONO ph#565-9950

BBF #693
2000 FORD MUSTANG,

V6, Standard shift, A/C. CD Player, Pwr
everything, Excellent condition, asking $6,500
ONO, Also 2003 vw Passat wagon, leather
interior, sunroof, CD Player, asking $8,500 ONO
‘ph# 456-8833 / 456-8834

BBF #695

2003 GMC SIERRA,

dark grey exterior tan int, 22” chrome rims and
steps, customize head lights, four door X’Cab,

flow master, AC and DVD TOUCHSCREEN
player, car fax value $16,000, asking $10,000,
license until October 2011 ph#393-5649
DAY/525-4480

BBF #697 .
2000 HONDA ACCORD,
Pioneer CD player, AC, fully loaded, ~<
license until April 2011 .
Asking $4,800 OBO,
ph# 427-3330

BBF #702

2004 HONDA PILOT,

black ext., 1 owner, excellent condition, leather
int., fully loaded asking $18500 ONO

ph#477-4422

BBF #745
2001 NISSAN MAXIMA,
fully loaded, sunroof, A/C, Just in form Us,
1 Owner, asking $6,800 ONO
ph# 565-8169 / 324-5667

2004 CHEVY IMPALA,
white exterior, A/C, good condition, price
$5,800.00 or O.N.O,
ph#525-4296/565-6370/361-6669

‘ |BBF #712

2004 BRONZE MAXIMA,
clean inside/out, black leather interior, A/C,’on
22” rims, CD player/tape player. .
Asking $13,500 ONO ph#433-6491/393-0675

BBF #713
1997 ACURA INTEGRA, S/S,
tow door. B18 motor, custom paint,very fast,
sunroof asking $3800 ONO
ALSO 1999 Buick Regal,
excellent engine, needs body. work,
Asking $2000 ONO ph#433-5957/432-4178

BBF #714
2004 HONDA ACCORD COUPE V6,
black ext., wiht black leather int.,A/C, CD player,
factory rims and sunroof, in excellent condition,
asing $10000 ONO ph#357-8083

BBF #750
2005 NISSAN SENTRA,
pwr everything, CD, Ice Cold A/C, 2 owner, low
mileage, clean title, asking $5,900 OBO
. ph# 428-5599

BBF #720
1992 TOYOTA SOARER,
sunroof, turbo, upgraded, clutch injectors,
Fully loaded, asking $7,500 ono,
ph# 454-5502 / 565-1674

BBF #721
2008 HUMMER H2,
Like new, fully loaded.
Asking $68,000
ph# 324-2933/ 357-7951/376-5541

BBF #722 ,
2006 CHEVY IMPALA,
silver exterior, grey interior, cd player, a/c, tints,
good condition, $10,000 O.N.O
Serious inquires only!, 324-5776, 357-4853

BBF #723 ; i
_ ° 2005 HONDA ACCORD,
2dr, A/C, CD, Fully loaded, 22” rims asking
$12,000 w/rims, $10,500 without rims for sale
Be separately
ph# 676-3261/426-8323

BBF #754
2000 MERCEDES S-500,
HONDA ACCORD 1993 (standard shift)
excellent deal, serious buyers only, ph#449-
5902/356-0070





BBF #725
2005 NISSAN MAXIMA,
fully loaded, moon roof, factory rims, A/C, 6 disc’
CD player, owner leaving island, good working
condition, asking $12500 ONO serious enquiries
only, ph#636-0683/326-5267

BBF #742 ; «
2006 INFINITI G35 COUPE,
42,000mls, pearl custom paint job/tan leather
interior, custom sound system, 22inch rims,
many extras. Very Clean!
$21,000 dbo.
Tel 328-7316/7

RIB #648
2003 NISSAN ALITMA
' Black extrrior with grey interior.
Needs engine, sold as is. Asking $2500.00
Cell 434-9444

CHRYSLER 300 TOURING EDITION
Color: Mint Green
Interior: Beige Leather
Condition: Very Good
Price: $20,000
Telephone: 424-0434

1996 KIA COMBI
Yellow exterioer. $26,000.00 ono
25 seats, aircondition, left hand drive
Call 361-6350 cell 436-6781 or 467-0181

BBF #746_
2007 HONDA CIVIC LS,
Clean title, A/C, CD Player,
Asking $11,000 ONO
ph# 423-0966

BBF #747

2006 PONTIAC G6, GT,
Excellent condition, clean inside out, asking
$10,500 ONO
ph# 364-3581 / 436-0126

BF #748 2
: 1998 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
Executive Series, sound system, rims, licensed
| and insured until June, silver ext, light grey int,
HID Lights, asking $9,000 OBO
ph# 448-6386 / 362-2298

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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.

RIB #608 : ie
2005 HONDA ACCORD
Charcoal grey exterior with grey/leather interior,
AC, AM/FM radio, CD player, power window,
in excellent condition. Owner leaving Island.
Must go. $14,000.00 ono
Call 395-7608 or 468-9711

BBF #743
1998 HONDA INTEGRA,
perfect running condition, asking $4300
ph#445-2998 :
ALSO 1995 ACURA-INTEGRA,
Standard shift custom interior and exterior, dual
exhaust, crystal back lights asking $2500
ph#455-2940

BBF #755 ;
. 2000 HONDA ACCORD
black exterior, 4 cylinder, 2dr, A/C, clean
insidé/out needs spray job
Asking$2500
ph#433-0431/361-2674

BBF #758
2000 TOYOTA BB,
black ext, black int, 1.5 vvti Motor, New TRD
Suspension, Greddy turbo kit, 16’ rims, asking
; $8,500 ONO
ph# 454-6553 / 454-3911

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RIB #637. ce ac:
. 1996 LEXUS ES300
: Black Exterior .~ .
' >» Tan Interior, 107K Miles
$5K OBO Ph: 357-9019
~ 1994 LEXUS ES300
Gold Exterior, Tan Interior
130K Miles
Free with 1996 Model

TRIB #638

2003 FORD FOCUS
Light green exterior with beige interior.
$5,200.00 obo. Automatic, clean title, just
serviced, AC, CD player, good condition
Cell 434-2761 -

BBF #744
2002 CHEVY AVALANCHE,
custom paint rust orange, 24” rims chrome
accessories., sound’system, alarm, reverse
camera, DVD setup, HID lights, asking $18000
ph#636-6478/81

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2001 NISSAN MAXIMA,
white, fully loaded, sunroof, grey leather, clean
in and out, DVD touch screen, sound system,
asking $7,000 ONO, Call: 436-4063

RIB #02
2000 LINCOLN LS V8
Black exterior. $5500.00 obo
Owner leaving Island. Needs full line -
. replacement
Serious inquiries only. Price negotiable:
Call 324-4613 or 426-2546

RIB #617
: _ 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 #643B
YAMAHA GOLF CARS.
Gas and electric available. NEW 2 person cars
starting at $7,270.
Choose your personal options.
4, 6 and 8 passenger models are also available.
Call 393-0262





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RIB #175
2000 MERCEDES BENZ E-CLASS
Silver exterior, charcoal cloth interior, good
condition, runs great, everything work AC, CD,
Ww, PL. Priced to sell. $9,900.00 ono
Trades considered, no reasonable offer refused
Cell 424-5964

RIB #780
-1998 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. $5,000.00 ono
4 door, in good condition. No offer will be
refused, sound system included.
Call 361-4711 or 467-8381 or 431-2213

RIB #653
‘2007 HONDA & FORD EXPLORER
_}2007 FORD EXPLORER with leather seats, one
lowner, asking $7,700 & 2007 HONDA ACCORD
2 door with dvd player, very clean, $6,000.00.
Financing available. ;
Phone: 433-9434

RIB #657
(2) 1995 HONDA PRELUDE
Identical, 1 black the other silver, 4 cylinder,

japanese model, cold:AC, CD, new tires,
recently serviced, licensed & registered,

great condition.

$8000 each or both for $7, 200. 00
Ph: *376-9126

#659 ;

2007 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER
Silver exterior with lite dark grey/leatherinterior
$19,500.00 obo
Automatic trans. Fully loaded, sound system,
mint condition
Cell 427-7095

‘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.

RIB #599
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior with tan interior. $26,000.00 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 #676 :
2007 NISSAN ALTIMA
Silver exterior with black/leather interior
$15, 000. 00, 30k miles, new rims & tires, like
-new in.& out, push button start.
2007 FORD TAURUS,
Like new, 40k miles. $7,000.
Cell 357-8178

RIB #700
2001 DODGE RAM 1500 PICK-UP
Red exterior/tan interior, 5.21, reg-cab, new

tenneau cover, bed liner, flow master exhaust,

only 50k miles,*mint condition, sacrific.at
$8500.00.
~. Also
99 HONDA PRELUDE
sunroof, auto, cold AC, tv. $4,200
376-9126

1999 NISSAN ALTIMA
_ White exterior with tan interior, power
eotysing, priced for quick sale.
$3,500.00. No reasonable offer refused,
Cell 376-3308

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 #633 *

1996 CHEVY S10 AMERICAN TRUCK
Green exterior with grey interior. Good truck,
Solid. $2,800.00
1998 NISSAN SENTRA
Cell 556-0510

RIB #727 :
2001 NISSAN MAXIMA é
Champagne exterior with tan/leather interior
. sunroof, HID lights and 22” rims.
Asking $7,200.00 Willing to negotiate, must sell
Contact 436-7114 or 326-4502

RIB #733
2008 DODGE CHARGER
Red exterior with black interior ”
Great condition and clean title. $25,500.00
Call 558-3392 or 436-8437

TRIB #746
FOR SALE — :
MERCEDES BENZ CLS 500 - 2006
FULL OPTION CAR
SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY
ANY REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE
CONSIDERED
CALL 424-2863

THE TRIBUNE

RIB #786
1995 CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior -
Standard shift, Ideal truck for landscaping,, trash
removal, furniture ect. In good condition, One
owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911

RIB #649
2001-2003 CHEVY IMPALA
DODGE NEON
USED PARTS FOR SALE.
Call: 361-7181 or 636-6171

RIB #781 : :
. 2005 JAGUAR X-TYPE VDP
Dark silver exterior. Fully loaded, wood grain
interior, heated and cool seats. Excellent
condition, clean title. Limited edition.
$16,500.00. Cell'426-6987 or 436-0125:

1°
- 2004 GMC YUKON XL
ac/leather/sunroof
3rd row sent on 22 inch rims
bose surround squad 16,000 heater seats
Call: 426-8207 |

1
2006 HONDA ACCORD
Greynite exterior with black/eather interior, fully
loaded, sunroof, 4 door.

Also
Sliver AGCORD
Let’s make a deal
- Call 364-4451 or 557-8362





THE TRIBUNE

2006 NISSAN MAXIMA
Biack exterior with black interior, leather
seats, disk changer, moon roof, chrome
accessories, tinted. Asking $7,500.00 obo
Call 429-2116 or 470-4356 or 434-4892

RIB #672
2003 INFINITI G-35
Grey exterior with black leather interior
Sell As is. Excellent price. $14,000.00 ono
Call 424-7144.

RIB #794
2007 DODGE CHARGER
Grey exterior with charcoal cloth interior ,fully
loaded, excellent.condition, 69,000 miles, clean
title, AC, CD. Asking $23,000.00 ono
Call 477-7084 or 465-2527

RIB #811
2002 CHEVY SILVERADO XTD CAB
22”rims, alarm, HID’s, MP3,fiberglass bedcover,
custom grill, 2006 front.end, flareside,
fully auto, A/C, bucket seats, very clean. Runs
ands looks great just- serviced! Must See!!
$13,000. Serious Enquires ONLY. 324-6922

RIB #812

D 8 K TRACTOR 950,
Backhoe, sm roller 3 Dump Trucks trailer

- tar trucks.
Call 1-242-337-0679 or 1242-357-1207

RIB #724
2002 PT CRUISER CHRYSLER
Blue exterior with tan interior
$6,900.00 ono
A super sweet ride. clean in and out, leather and
suede interior, sunroof, CD player, AC.
Call 361-3204 cell 465-0469

RIB #726 ie
2004 HONDA ACURA-TSX ___.
Silver exterior, black/ leather interior, 4 door,
$11,000.00 ono
Fully loaded, moon roof, fast- fast.
Call 328-3397 or 636-3728 or 456-7585

RIB #833
1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
good condition with A/C.
$4,000.00 or O/N/O
Phone: 3248931 or 457-4015

RIB #834
: 1998 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with grey interior. $4,500.00
Clean, runs great, goood on ga,s factory
honda rims.
Call 455-7909 or 432-5247

RIB #835 eae :
2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 320
Good Condition
$32,000.00 ONO
Tel.: 424-1825

2006 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with black interior
$17,500.00 ono
Leather, sunroof, LED tail lights, power
everything, rims, AC. In excellent condition.
Call 394-2809 or 525-8989

RIB #767
' 1999 MECEDES BENZ CLK 320
Black exterior, black leather interior. $17,000.00
Clean title, freshly painted, sunroof, pioneer in
dash DVD player, bose.sound system, brand
new 2002 HID head ligts. In immaculate
condition. 363-3636,427-2125,535-0777

RIB #844
2002 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior
$6200.00 ono. AM/FM, 6 disk CD changer, v6
3.0 v tech, twin exhausts, motorized sunroof,
_ 134,000 miles. In good condition, AC, tints.
Call 324-2814,466-8823

RIB #848 :
1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
White exterior with beige interior.
$2800.00
Call 324-42374pm .

RIB #851
2000 CHEVY CAVALIER
Grey exterior with black and grey interior.
4 door. $2500.00 negotiable :
_ Call. 393-1987 or 431-0649

TRIB #865 :
. 2000 CHEVY IMPALA
Royal Blue
Excellent Condition
Asking $4,800.00
Serious Inquiries Only
‘Ph: 324-9739 / 433-5339

TRIB #861

2004 CHEVY IMPALA
ROYAL BLUE EXTERIOR WITH GREY INTERIOR.
EXCELLENT CONDITION, 20” ICE RIMS, CUSTOM
CHROME GRILL AND CUSTOM HALO HEAD
3 LIGHTS. — . :
CALL FOR PRICE. 393-2891 OR 535-0041

; CHEVROLET COLORADO
Black exterior with grey. interior, automatic,
clean in & out , AC, power everything.
"Excellent condition, 4 doors and low miles" ,
brand new. rims .& tires. Serious inquiries only.
$14,500.00. Cell 448-5602

RIB #867 ;
2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
Price neg.,$10, 500
Call 392-3106, 376-9953 or 376-9954

RIB #877A ~
2006 DODGE MAGNUM
Asking $14,000.00.”
Call 422-0105





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RIB #821
2009 HONDA ACCORD LX
Silver exterior with charcoal interior
$29,900.00. Clean title, immaculate condition,
low low mileage, PW, PL, AC, CD.
Priced to-sell trades considered.
Call 424-5964








RIB #823
2004 ROVER RANGE
Green exterior with tan interior, clean.
Came from American with a slight hit to the left
front, Damage left light,, left fender, front
bumper, hood and grill. $30,000 obo
Call 436-9213

RIB #880
2003 CHERVOLET SILVERADO 2500 HD
White exterior with grey/black interior CD, AC,
power boost.Asking $14,500.00
120 miles.
376-0083 or 424-8380

RIB #883
CONTRACTOR SPECIAL!!

2001 FREIGHT LINER FL 70 DUMP TRUCK
White/grey, 10:yds dump truck, like new,
includes, 16ft trailer along with trunk (a steal)
$14,500.00
Cell 557-4609

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1997 HONDA ACCORD
Green exterior with green interior.
$3900.00 obo
4 door, 4 cylinder, automatic, sunroof.
Runs good, AC. Call 394-1005 or 376-4678

, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011

"RIB #836

JUST IN FROM JAPAN - ACCORT SIR.T
Stick shift, vtec motor, leather, cold AC, 17”
racing wheels, new tires, spoiler, alarm, alpine
audio, race exhaust. HID lights, fresh pearl
paint, black interior, new condition.
Serious enquiries only.

. 376-9126

2003 H2 HUMMER
FULLY LOADED
$40,000
TEL: 422-6766

RIB #891
2000 FORD F-150
Whie exterior
$5,900.00. Fully loaded, good running
condition, double cab, 4 door.
Call 324-4416, 395-1706.

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RIB #892
2009 HONDA ACCORD
Grey exterior, black leather, first value at
$28,000.00, selling for $26,000.00
Fully loaded
Call 361-4546

RIB #895
. 2005 INFINITI 635
Pearl white with tan leather interior.
Many upgrades. $20,000.00
very clean Call for details. 394-4114
or 544-1905 :





RIB #853
' 1995 FORD RANGER
Red exterior with brown interior
$5,500.00
4x4, 3.0. 5 on the floor.
“Call 552-5654

RIB #855
JUST IN FROM US AUCTION
2000 FORD FOCUS
Standard shift, red exterior. In excellent
condition. Call 552-2894 or 434-2586

RIB #903

2002 NISSAN ALTIMA

Burgundy. $9,500.00 ono

HID lights, good condition, AC, sound system.
. Call 4384-8196 or 448-5078

RIB #905. - .
1999-2000 FORD EXPEDITION
Dark green exterior with tan brown interior
: $5,500.00 ono
Brand new 22” rims, pioneer player, project
lights with tan clean exterior.
Call 361-8542 cell 455-7311

2000 TOYOTA HARRIER JEEP (LEXUS)
3 “FOR SALE”

White exterior, tan interior, clean and
In excellent condition. Cost $10,500.00

Please call 341-7386

‘TRIB






RIB #929












2001 NISSAN ALTIMA
Grey exterior with grey interior.
Needs oil pump. Asking $3,500.00 obo
Call 394-2714 or 535-0377

#962 7
. 2000 MITSUBISHI LANCER
Green exterior with grey interior. $2,500.00 Very
good condition; power locks and windows, AC,
AM/FM radio, good mileage. Car very
econmical, good on gas and ready to go
. No reasonable offer. 426-8914

RIB #916
2002 DAE WOO
Black exterior with blue & grey interior
: $2,650.00.
Good running condition,
must see to appreciate.
Call 326-8850 or 432-8843

RIB #917
2004 FORD MUSTANG
Red. exterior with grey interior. $7,500.00. Parts].
for.Maxima, Impala, Altima, and others.

Cell 454-7111

#920 :
CATERPILLER CAT 30 FORKLIFT.
Good condition, 250 hrs. $8,500.00
Call 356-3529







TRIB #927











1998 ALTIMA,
Good condition and great paint job.
Call 502-9420 or cell 425-0344








RIB #890
2001 NISSAN MAXIMA(Special Edition)
Blue(navy) exterior with grey interior, full lip kit,
AC, CD player, leather seats, sunroof, 3.0
engine, runs great. $5,800.00

1996 DODGE NEON.
Only needs a engine head,
Asking $350.00. 434-0158

2005 INFINITI G-35
.Black exterior with black/ leather interior.
$14,000.00 price negotiable
22” chrome rims. 6 disc changer.
Cell 456-5956 -

RIB #933
1999 ALTIMA NISSAN
Silver exterior with grey interior
$4,800.00 obo

Great condition in & out, alarm system, 15” rims

& well kept. Must go and has to sell.
Only serious inquiries. Call now 524-4508

2004 DODGE RAM 1500
White exterior with black interior
Excellent work or leisure vehicle,
Recently serviced and painted. $15,000.00 ono
Make an offer.
~ Call 454-6850 or 535-1669




RIB #897



2003 DODGE NEON

Red exterior with black interior, clean, cold AC,

CD player, runs good $3,800.00 ono
: Call 429-6404



RIB #900 5 ;
2001 NISSAN MAXIMA
Candy red exteriof with tan interior $5,800.00
ono. AC, CD player, tinted windows, clean in
and out.
Call 455-7434 or 425-6385

RIB #930 .
2007 CHEVROLET HHR STICK SHIFT,
MINT CONDITION, DARK GREY, GREY
INTERIOR, A/C /CD PLAYER/ ALARM
SYSTEM, WANT QUICK SALE $12,000.00

ONO
TEL : 525-9276/ 327-7189



RIB #941 :

2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
White(pink gloss from sun) black/leather
interior, sunroof, 22” chrome rims
Was asking $7,500.00, now asking $6,500.00
Owner leaving Island.
Call'326-3440 or 565-0050

MUST SELL

Red exterior, grey interior, low mileage,
sunroof, fuel efficient .Asking $17,000.00.
Reasonable offers considered.

Call 327-5769 cell 376-4334






RIB #926
2007 HONDA ACCORD
Blue grey-lite exterior with light black interior.
18000 miles which is low, 20” rims.
Car must be sold. Price is negotiable.
$18,500.00
Call 325-6306 or 636-0726



RIB #908
‘ 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 #940
: 2007 JEEP COMMANDER
Gold exterior with tan interior: Very clean, 3rd
row seats, 3.7, AC cold, CD player,
Must see to appreciate. $20,000.00 ono
Call 323-5016 cell 425-1146 or 302-3805

RIB #948

2011 FORD FIESTA
Bright’ magenta with light stone interior
$22,000.00 obo ~
Brand new, never driven, priced for quick sale.
Trades considered, no reasonable offer will be
refused. Call 322-7845 cell 556-9180

RIB #935
2000 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior withtan/leather interior.
CD player, sunroof, good condition
Call 361-5625 or 434-3807

TRIB #











2004 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK320
Silver exterior with grey/leather interior.
$33,000.00 obo
2 door coupe, garage kept,

Low miles, sunroof.

Call 565-4829 or 436-4669
. Serious enquiries only.

RIB #924
2004 MERCEDES C240
White exterior with silver interior, 57k miles,
clean inside, leather, sunroof. $14,000.00
2000 DODGE NEON

$3,000.00
Call 364-6033 cell 425-7060 .



RIB #947
2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED
Black exterior with grey interior
$11,500.00, 3rd row seat, sunroof, 6 disk CD
player, power locks and windows.
Call 429-1120

RIB #942
2004 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior, grey/leather interior
$10,500.00 ono. Fully loaded, AC, sunroof,
: Call 436-3554 ;

RIB #950 ’
2007 HONDA ACCORD
Grey exterior with tan/leather interior. Fully loaded, v6
engine, sunroof, touch screen, xm radio, 6 disc CD
hanger, wood grain, heated seats, low miles, must se
to appreciate. Serious inquiries.
$13,500.00 ono. 436-5379/454-6303











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JUST IN FROM AUCTION

RIB #946
1998 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
FOR SALE.
Black exterior with tan interior $1,200.00
Interested, please call 326-8912

2006 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
White exterior with leather interior
In excellent condition.

Call 552-2894 or 434-2586

RIB #93

RIB #946 :
2006 DODGE MAGNUM SE
Cream exterior with cream/black interior,
$10,434.00. Clean title recently serviced &
diagnosed at dealer, low miles. 1 owner
records maintained, premium sound system,
HID project factory head lights xenon, rear
folding sets. 429-857 1/376-6063 ~

1999 RANGE ROVER
Navy blue exterior with blue/leather exterior
In excellent condition.
Call 552-2894 or 434-2586

RIB #958 RIB #968
2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Fully loaded, v6,
22” rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof, 4 door.
Must go. $13,000.00 .
Cell 636-6917 -

2006 KIA OPIRUS
Pearl exterior with grey interior. $8,900.00
Luxury edition, wood grain, CD, AC, suede
seats, must see to appreciate. Trades offer with
cash welcome as wel. Cell 455-4083

RIB #959 :
2003 INFINITI G35 RIB #970
Dark grey exterior with tan interior. HID head
lights, DVD sound system, six speed manual
exhaust condition, fully loaded. $11,500.00

Willing to negotiate. Cell 456-9616 or 455-0273

2002 FORD EXPLORER
Champagne exterior, brown interior/tan interior.
$10,000.00 ono.

Alloy rims, keyless, entry, 3rd row seat.
Cell 565-2577

4997 BMW 528i TB AOCL
-Good condition, black exterior,
tan leather interior
$3,006.00 AS iS

Ph: 327-1163

RIB #961 : rs
Be 2003 H2: HUMMER -
Black exterior with blackNeather
_ $50,000
DVD player, good condition, AC.
Call 325-6798 or 636-8936





RIB #976












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RIB #952
2000 KIA SEPHIA
Green exterior with grey interior. °
In need of repairs.
$1,400.00
Call 544-2658 for details

2003 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior with brown interior.
$9,000.00 ono
Cell 544-0852

RIB #972D it
1995 MITSUBISHI CANNON
White exterior
$8,000.00 price negotiable
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787
From 10am-1:00pm

2006 TOYOTA COROLLA
Champagne exterior, grey interior. $9,000.00
Clean inside & out , nearest reasonable offer.
‘ ‘ Runs great :

ALSO HONDA XR 650.00 FULL WHITE.
Call: 364-4649 or 434-9687 or 324-1882

2003 HONDA ACCORD
. Pearl white exterior, 22” rims, sunroof, CD

: $8,500.00
AISO 2000 MAXIMA
On 22" rims. $5,500.00
Cell 423-3824 or 466-7936

‘Player, ipod player with AC. Great condition |



se: Hs
RIB #972B
11998 NISSAN ATLAS
White exterior. $6,000.00 price negotiable
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787
From 10am-1:00pm

RIB #980
2004 HONDA CIVIC
Blue exterior, beige interior. $8,500.00
Standard shift, 5 speed, very clean
Ask for Terreance or Lee. At Tint Vision.
Call 328-8468 or 425-2912 or 455-3144

1994 NISSAN 300-ZX
Blue exterior with black/blue interior
2 seater, CD player, 5 speed, cold AC, alloyed
rims, t-top. clean in and out. One owner, runs
and looks good. $6,500.00
Call 426-0246 or 423-1427

RIB #986 .
2004 ALTIMA :

Gold exterior with black interior Asking
$7,500.00 obo. Reasonable offer considered.
Owners leaving the island.

Good condition, AC, CD player. Call 535-5758

















2001 HONDA Civic

Champagne exterior. Excellent condition,

Clean in and, automatic, power window.
Call 324-1735 cell 552-7668





THE TRIBU





BBF #767
2001 ACURA, CL ;

3.2 V6, original rims, 2 door, nice blue, very
clean, leather seats, sunroof, fully loaded, very
fast, $7,200, Call: 423-0346 or 454-7377

Owner leaving island

RIB #965
2003 VW BEETLE
Red exterior with red & black interior.
$9,500.00 ono
Super clean. Cell 525-7662

2002 MERCEDES BENZ
$17,500.00
Call 341 8181 427-4277

RIB #988
2005 DODGE RAM 1500
Gray exterior, black/leather interior, AC, CD
player, power windows & doors, alarm system,
clean title. Only one owner with 45k.
Asking $25,000.00 negotiable
Call 327-6767 or 424-4780

BBF #757

2008 NISSAN MAXIMA,
pwr everything, black and chrome 22” rims, HID
Fog lights, push start, asking $18,000
ph# 429-2503



BBF #766

2003 YUKON, .
leather interior, pwr everything, 22” rims,
Asking $8,500 Ono w/ out rims $7,500

ph# 468-3297 / 558-4480 7

RIB #972C

- 11991 MITSUBISHI FUSO
With covered box on the back.
$10,000.00 price negotiable
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787
From 10am-1:00pm



TRIB #995 :

2 DOOR ‘99 CHEVY BLAZER

stick shift, 18 inch chrome rims.Tinted windows

great condition .
$3,500 ono
Ph. 3579701

RIB #990
2004 FORD EXPLORER XL
Dark green exterior, dark grey interior,
Excellent condition, air condition, power
windows, CD player, automatic clean.
$11,000.00 ono
Call 324-3568 cell 457-1210 424-5840






RIB #999
2000 MITSUBISHI LANCER
Green exterior with grey interior
$3,600.00 ono
CD player, AC, power locks & window.



Good on gas. Call 322-6163 or 565-7105 -

BBF #765
FORKLIFT FOR SALE
5000 lb lift capacity, 3 stage lift, gasoline,
asking $2200 ONO
ph#422-4725/324-5476

RIB #977A
2003 DODGE DAKOTA
CD/DVD/PW/PC/AC
Asking $8,500.00 ono
Call 433-8410



RIB #977
2002 LAND ROVER FREE LANDER,
Leather interior CD/pleyer.
Selling as is.$3500 ono
Call 433-8410



RIB #992
2006 HONDA COUPE
Dark grey xterior with grey interior
11,500 w/o rims obo and 12500 w/rims obo.
Ice cold a/c, freshly serviced, sunroof, brand
new tires,alarm and cd player/radio.
Jsut serviced, in excellent condition.
Call 328-1393/525-0000

RIB #994
2005 NISSAN MAXIMA
Dark blue exterior with grey interior
$14,000.00 ono
22” chrome rims, HID lights(blue), DVD/CD
player, moonroof, factory rims included, chrome
door handles.
Chrome rims for $1500.00 ono
432-5678



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RIB #01
2005 ISUZU ASCENDER JEEP
4 door, leather interior, 6 cylinder, 4.2 litre
$18,500.00 : :
2008 NISSAN SENTRA
4 cylinder, 2.0 litre. $17,000.00
Call 525-6268




2 BUSES FOR SALE- 2004 AND 2005
Excellent running condition, DVD screen,
Sound system, AC and one owner.

: Route 15 i
Serious inquiries. ~
Call for price. 436-9347 or 423-5523

RIB #985
1997 HONDA INSPIRE
Black exterior with dark interior. Car running,
great solid License, CD.player, ready to go,
i clean in and out. Serious inquiries only.
$3,500.00
Call 434-5589 454-3859

BBF #756
2008 HONDA ACCORD,
4 dr., black ex., black leather int., bucket seats,
22” rims XM radio, sunroof, fog lights, DVD, fully
loaded asking $25000 ph#395-4367

RIB #014 :
2002 FORD TAURUS
White exterior with grey interior
This one’s for you!
Nice ‘inside out, ar condition, radio & CD tape, 3.0
engine, clean title, Must see. Asking $5,500.00
Call 535-8885





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RIB #015 3
/ 2002 HONDA CIVIC.LX
Green exterior with tan interior. $7,500.00
2 door, tinted windows, AC, licensed, great on
gas, clean in and out, need to see to appreciate
Owner leaving Island. Must see, must sell
324-0257 ,424-0879,324-6661

BBF #762
1994 HONDA CIVIC B16 ENGINE VTECH,
Cherry Red, Standard Shift, A/C, sunroof, CD
Player, HID lights, asking $4000 ONO
ph#455-1085/325-7984




RIB #03
2005 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
Green Exterior,
Asking 8,500.00 -ONO
°436-7409 or 341-3754

BBF #698 ,
1994 36FT AVANTI BOAT,
2005 Twin 275 Mercury Verado’s, trailer
included, 300 gallon tank
, ail instruments.
Asking $45,000 OBO
ph# 535-5662

RIB #644D
NEW 2010 YAMAHA (1800CC )
FX Series Super/ High Output , 4-Stroke Wave
Runners.
Few units available, call for prices @ 393-0262.






RIB #972E
3-40” REFRIGERATED CONTAINER
$7,000.00 price negotiable

ALSO 1-20” REFRIGERATED
$5,000 price negotiable.
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787
From 10am-1:00pm

BBF #764
1999 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
Asking $5500 ONO
ph#425-7668/392-5935

RIB



2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
Baby blue exterior with grey/leather interior
$4,400.00
Sunroof, factory CD player, HID lights
(clear blue).Call 465-2298 or 433-4116

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



RIB #003-B
FREEPORT, GB
_ 24' GRADY WHITE BOAT
Cabin (sleeps 4).CD, VHF
‘Radio. Twin 150 Yahamas-
Excellent condition. Twin Axel Aluminum Trailer
Ready to go.$25K o.n.o
(242) 441-2399 / (242) 553-7758

RIB #972A

1 TRAILER CHASSIC
$5,000.00 Price negotiable
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787

From 10am-1:00pm

RIB #06
1999 ACURA 2.2 CL
Candy silver exterior with grey/leather interior,
sunroof, sound system, CD player, 4 cylinder.
Great on gas, gas saver, runs great. 2nd owner,
ICce cold AC; alarm, tinted, keyless entry.
$5,500.00
458-9625

RIB #011
2004 CHRYSLER SERBRING
FROM USA.
Red exterior, 4 door, automatic, AC, CD player,
dual airbags, power winwow/door, 45 k miles,
factory rims. License & inspection. Very clean.
: $6,750.00 ono. :
Call 361-7171 or 434-4182



RIB #788A
53 HATTERAS MOTOR YACHT 1978.
GM 8V71 engine with estimated 900hrs SMOH

3 stateroom and 3 heads,Full galley,Great family!

cruising yacht
Asking $159,000.00. Make Offer.’
Bahamian Duty paid. 393-0262.

C
17 FT EDUARDONO SKIFF.
NEW.Solid fiberglass. Hull, Cash sale price
reduced to
$5,900. Fully rigged With a Yamaha E40 h/p,
h

Cas|
sale price reduced to $8,700.00.Call 393-0262.



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THE TRIBUNE

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RIB #972

1 TRAILER CHASSIS
. WITH WATER TANKER
$10,000.00 price negotiable.
Call 465-5306 or 393-6787
From 10am-1:00pm

RIB #535
G.M.C TRUCK- 1999
Double Cab, Runs well; In good condition!
8,000 champaign colour
PHONE Contacts-324-5935
5252936/426-4433

RIB #08

Hy

1996 NISSAN CEFIERO
Silver exterior with grey interior. $4,200.00
Fully loaded, new paint job, ready to drive.
License as well

ALSO
1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
Fully loaded. Asking $3700.00 obo
Call 636-7877



















RIB #788B -




Twin Yamaha 250 hp 4 strokes. Loaded with

options. Garmin GPS/RADAR/Bottom Sounder:} _ -

VHF, SAT Stereo. Extra wide T-top, leaning
‘post, 3 livewells, rear bench seat.
_ Own the best. $120,000.00
trades considered. 393-0262.





TRIB #810

FOR SALE
GET PREPARED FOR THE SUMMER!!!
20” WELLCRAFT
With bimini top and 200 hp engine..
Trailer included, $14,000.00 ono
~ Cell 376-7642












20 ; .
31FT. CAT LIMBO WITH 8 CYLINDER
PERKINS DIESEL ENGINE. ~
Cruises 15 knots.

Can be used as a ferry boat, tour boat or for
fishing. Enquirers can call Thomas in GTC
_Abaco at (242) 365-4019 or (242) 475-8195.

RIB #822

1999 YAMAHA 270 JET BOAT
Yellow & white with twin 1200cc engines, very
clean inside and out with trailer, very very fast

It take’s a crew of seven to Andros from
Nassau in 30 minutes.
$9,000.00 obo
‘1-242-436-9213 436-9213

RIB #873
2008 SEADOO 16FT 150 SPEEDSTER
215 HP, 80 Hours Only Comes with Trailer,
Leather Seats, Built in Cooler, CD Player
Great on Gas, Speeds up to 60 MPH.
Price Reduced For Quick Sale
Now Asking14.000,00.
376-1914 #








RIB #877A1 :

17FT EAGLE HULL

85 yamaha motor. $5000.00
Call 422-0105

B #88
2004 SEA FOX OPEN FISHERMAN
225hp, 4-stoke boat & engine
254-hrs, 2005 trailer, excellent condition,
garage kept, never sail in Bahamas, trim tabs
(2)72 quarts coolers,
remote lights. $34,000 ono. Quick sale.
Call:433-9557/392-4673 _



RIB #898 t
PRICE B$18,000.
BRAND NAME: EXCALIBUR
Model nr.: WELDFH58K900
Year: 2000
Engine : 7.4 Litre MPI V8
Hours: 282
Phone nr. 359-3212 or 424-1198
Boat in excellent condition.








COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELL FOR SALE

70FT “Miss Londa Caterpillar main engine,
70k.w, Izuzu generator, tankage 6,000 gal diesel,

i 2,800 gal gas & 3,400 gal water, equiped with R/O
4 water maker, 50,000 pound freezer hold with 2 6hp

compressors.All navigation & communication

: equipment in good working order, Accomodation fo



RIB #761
35’ MARLIN F.M. TWIN 2007 225 HP
Mercury optimax outboards chart plotter, Xm
radio, live bait well fresh water, salt water
washdown. Bottom recently painted.
Excellent condition. $75,000.00
Call Chris 357-9372



11 crew. Spare main engine (used)
included. Vessel is actively Lobstor fishing at
present.

Asking $200,000 ono
Contact Nicholas 1 242-333 5012
Corey 1 242-333 4571 or Ronnie Pinder
1 242-557-7947

RIB #619
19FT MAKO 115 EVINRUDE
Blue & white $6,500.00
Call 454-4054



















RIB #901
FOR SALE
1998 MAKO 252 CC
White/green trimming. With 2004 twin mercury
Opt 174, gps fish finder, depth finder.
_ VHF charter plotter
AM/FM stereo compass.

Call 473-2611 cell 464-5727 or 347-2198

RIB #902
1998 22’ OCEANIC BOAT &TRAILER .
FOR SALE.
Colored GPS with chart ploter, compass,
Vhs radio, 200 hp mercury 1996.
Sleep 3 in cabin .
Hydrolic steering & fish finder,

Sale. $7,500.00 ono. Call 445+2855/ 392-2962

‘RIB #938 e
SEACRAPFT 24 FT
New upholstery, Bimini top, stereo, benette spo
tabs, Aluminum float-on trailer. $15,000.00 ono
MUST SELL
Call 427-6453 or 364-0453

RIB #907
19’ FORMULA, YAMAHA 200
Pioneer CD player,6 pioneer speakers, bildge
pump, compass, fresh water tank, salt water
tank, bimini top, running lights, & also with the
trailer. $16,500.00 ono
Call 326-2140 or 465-4540



BBF #761
2002 YAMAHA WAVERUNNER SUV 120,
Trailer, Life Vest, Key and Anchor included., 4
seater, lots of storage, 55mph, $5,500.00 obo,
Ph#: 535-7359, 364-5370












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B #97
1984 CUSTOM BUILT LOBSTER FISHING
BOAT

White /blue. $22,000.00 obo
38 FT LOBSTER FISHING BOAT
250 horse power diesel engine, runs, solid hull
$20,000 obo
Call 364-4649 or 636-0329 or 434-3373





















RIB #996
LUHRS 32 TOURNAMENT
Two 300 H.P. Cats Diesel







Sleeps four comfortably. Fully loaded. A/C.
T.V./XM radio. Galley. Shower. GPS. Depth
finders. Auto-pilot. Windless ocean raft.
$55,000 O.N.O.
Keith @ 357-9439



RIB #012
WELLCRAPFT V-20 FISHERMAN,
Johnson 225 Engine. $7,000 ONO.
Call 359-1137.



RIB 644A ore

NEW 2010 YAMAHA VX SERIES

WAVERUNNER.
Dependable and fuel efficient 4 stroke engine.
Excellent throttle response and quiet operation.
Wide swim platform w/ladder for easy boarding.
High 3 person cruiser seat,

call us today for pricing 393-0262.













RIB # 973
1998 TOYOTA WINDOM .
Champagne exterior with grey and black
interior. clean inside and out, $3,000.00 obo

“ Also
1998 FULL WHITE HONDA 650 XR
$3,000 OBO.
Call 364-4649 or 424-8154 or 434-3373



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7 oe RIB #6430
NEW YAMAHA “CRYPTON” SCOOTER BROS at anna PO SCAOTER

Tones four-stroke engine. RIB #643F Dependable T rtation. 4 stroke engine is
Extremely fuel efficient. NEW YAMAHA BW 125CC SCOOTER. FP varyceutetand fasl SGiene BBF #764

_,_ Available in blue or red. Fully automatic transmission and easy to ride. you won't get stuck in traffic. 1992 HONDA CIVIC AND 2004 600 HONDA
Ride all week and use only $3 gas!!! Long-wheel base, suitable for 2 passengers. Cash Sales Price reduced to $2,300.00 New FYI MOTORCYCLE PACKAGE
Cash Sale Price reduced from $2,450.00 to |. Electric and manual crank start, providing - Cash price slashed to $2,095.00
3 $1,950.00!!. exceptional versatility.on special for $ 4,200.00. - 393-0262.. —
TEL: (242) 393-0262 . contact Shane at 393-0262.

for $5500
pH#427-5460/361 -0934

RIB #643A : RIB #989
NEW haan YBR a eee “4 BBF #751 2000 Noon WR400F
125cc, 4 Stroke engine. ‘Excellent quality an 2004 HONDA CR250, t 4000
DEPENDABILITY at a grea’ price. _2 stroke power band extremely fast, asking 2097 eT cen Bee WHITE | black acerbid supermoto rims with street bike
Cash Sale pies cued ac OG: .00. New $3500 ONO Brand new licensed and insured tireshigh compression piston, headers
ash price at ; h#324-2128/466-8756 ie 3 : andexhaustplus extra parts.
Call us today at 393-0262. 2 A RS Calls SI ee eal AABIS07e Call 364-3587 cell 636-2113

ane SREOWNED UNITED MOTORS 2007 : _ [TRIB #967
PREOW T RIB #967A -WOL
250CC V-TWIN CLASSIC W/BRAND NEW SYM JET 125CC SCOOTER ee mere
SADDLE BAGS 4-Stroke Engine _ . Beat the Traffic & Fuel Prices! RIB #957
PRICE $3,500.00 AS IS TELEPHONE: 393- Beat the Traffic & Fuel Prices! _"PAvailable in Red & Black 2005 SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE GSX-R-750 Red
: San BE Inee aval: o ped oie B Black Sale Price $1,895.00 i and black
| ale Price $1,995. i 7 4 ‘. Call 395-2641
Phone: 393-0155/394-4823 phone: soe elpaies eee



RIB #731



BBF #755 es
MENS PROFESSIONAL RACING BIKE. 20” RIMS AND TIRES FOR SALE, _ RIB #868
Must sell, make an offer. 20 INCH CHROME RIMS 5 lug universal . SET OF 4 20” CHROME

Call’ 456-8262 ns ALSO 2002 MONTE CARLO FOR SALE DESIGNER RIMS WITH TIRES.
| roy | | Orne doeeie | — ‘asking $4000 ph#455-6150 . Excellent condition. $1400.00. Call 376-5405 |

205-40-17 $85.00

215-35-18 $125.00
225-40-18 $125.00
225-30-20 $165.00
225-35-20 $165.00



1245-35-20 $170.00

255-35-20 $180.00

ie 235-30-22 $225.00

RIB #991 = aa . 245-30-22: $220.00

IB -
22” CHROME RIMS. ; 20” CHROME RIMS FIVE HOLES 255-30-22 $215.00

Made for 745 BMW $3500.00 Good condition. $1100.00 ono Ph# 544-0502/375-4121
{ Cell 424-4960 Cell 455-5837 or 426-3354





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LOW PROFILE TIRE SALE

205-40-17 $95

215-40-17 $110
225-45-17 $120
215-50-17 $145
215-35-18 $125
225-40-18 $135
225-30-20 $175

225-35-20 $170
245-35-20 $175

245-40-20 $175-

255-35-20 $200
275-30-20 $275
275-40-20 $200
285-50-20 $200
Ph# 323-4365
Cell 434-4054

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285-30-20 Call

235-35-19 $195
265-30-19 $235
235-30-22 $230
245-30-22 $225

255-30-22 $215

265-35-22 $235
285-45-22 $265

' 265-40-22 $230

305-45-22 $250
305-40-22 $250
255-30-24 $285
305-35-24 $290
275-25-26 $300
305-30-26 $450
And many more
Ph# 323-4365

Cell434-4054

BUMPERS, FENDERS, HOODS,
HEADLIGHTS ETC
ph# 364-9089 / 364-3011

RIB #739
Radiators starting at $170-
Call 468-78210r 394-0258

TRIB #964.

GENERATOR FOR SALE
CALL 394-0245/6

RIB #663
FOR SALE: BRAND NEW IN BOX
Wolf Stove DF486G-LP 6 burner.Griddle
(10750 US List price plus sales tax.

New matching wolf hood(US list price 2000 plus
sales tax. New matching wolf backsplash with
shelf(US list Price 500. Sales Tax)

Call 364-8487

TRIB #656

HID (HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE) KITS
Available for all cars w/ 1 year warranty for only

: $100. 00. Replacement bulbs & ballast available.

Call anytime for more info
Phone: 324-0961, 445- 6422 or 556-0358

RIB #788
NEW 75KVH DENYO ;
Diesel 3 Phase generator with automatic
transfer switch. $24,000.00.
This is a very high quality’ generatoy
Call 393-0262

SWIMMING
. POOL/HOT TUB
Propane gas, heater.
Price includes tank and
copper tubing. Price
$850.00
Call 393-3939

GIBSON 4 TON KOMPRESSOR
New in box. Call 364-8487

RIB #010
RADIATORS AND CONDENSORS.
$169.00 up.
Body parts suspension, headsets, transmission
kit and more.
Call 242-326-2249 or 242-395-5476 or 305-515-
: 4116 :

RIB #644
GENERATOR SALE.

The long awaited Yamaha ET950 is back. With
its lightweight, compact design combined with
Quiet operation and reliability, it’s the # 1 choice
for portable power. Priced at $285.00 :
393-0262

HID KITS-$125
-CD Players Starting at $1 10
BLACKBERRY TORCH 9800 $700
SOME ITEMS ARE NEGOTIABLE.
CALL 5564074

JUKE BOXES
COIN-OPERATED FOR
SALE

Or profit sharing pre-
loaded with 500 songs
4 & leaser lights, Can be
1 modified to play music
j videos. Customized to
fit any size any
situation.
} Songs upgraded
y weekly. 422-6762/361-
7524



RIB #643D
GENERATOR SALE:
NOW IN STOCK
Kipor KDE6700 Diesel generator. This
Generator comes electric start, in a sound
enclosure, very quiet and reliable.
Retail price was 1,900.00
now reduced.to $1,450.00!Cash sale price.
Call 393-0262

RIB #643
Generator Sale.
It's Hurricane Season again and time to prepare.
NEW Yamaha generators as low as $695.00!
very quiet operation and extremely reliable.

Models ranging from 2600 Watts to 6600 Watts

available.
Call: 393-0262

RIB #662
FOR SALE HAYWARD POOL HEATER
H250Pad 2 for 25000 gallon pool
Call 364-8487

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES
PLAYSTATION 3... $580.00
Playststion 3 with move $689.00

$450.00
Cell 424-1825



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BBF #736
TOSHIBA:LAPTOP 15” SPECIAL:

Windows 7; CD/DVD RW; 2.1 GHz ; 2GB RAM;

250 HD; Card Reader;. WIFI; Anti Virus
Software; 1 Year Warranty. Financel LayAway.
Price $489.99. Call 323.6315.

BBF #733
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 | LayAway from $499.99. ~
Call 323.6315

MINI LAPTOPS FROM $200, ©
“Solid State. External Hard drives 500 Gigabits
$150, Flash Drives 16G $20 8G $15,
ph# 449-9625

FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Xbox 360w/WiFi 4GB $390 ;
Playstation 3 pe w/ 2 free games & mic
570

Nintendo wii bundle w/2 free games $395
Call 525-6223

COMPUTER LINKSYS WIRELESS
G ROUTER

Recession Special: Includes router; Ethernet
Cord; adapter; 4 port switch; and: Wireless G
(802. 11g) Access Point & Push button
technology. Warranty included. Price $79.99.
Call 323.6315.
tribune issue 737

BBF #735 ;
HP COMPAQ COMPLETE DESKTOP
SPECIAL: —
83GB RAM; 320 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;
Windows 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers
included. Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315

BBF #731
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 #669
. * HP LAPTOP 17”,
webcam, 2gb ram, 260hd,
CD/DVD Rw, XP, Card Reader, ‘wifi; $550
~ phi 468-4488

BBF #739
NEW ANDROID TABLET COMPUTERS
$299.95,
ChaLean Extreme Complete Set - $100.00,
3 Piece Table Set - $100.00,
Call 328-1801 for more details.

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“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

$399.99

BBF #732 :
HP MINI + DELL MINI LAPTOP SALE:
1GB RAM. 160HD: WIFI. Windows __.
XP/Windows 7. Webcam. Card Reader. Anti
Virus Software. 1 Year Warranty. Finance |
LayAway from $399.99. Call 323.6315.

$599.99

BBF #730 .
- DELL ZINO DESKTOP SPECIAL:
2GB RAM; 250 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;
Win Vista | 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers; NOT
included: Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315

Bitters.
BBF #753
BRAND. NEW VIZIO 32" LCD HDTV $599
iPhones start at $350 Gateway Desktop
Package with Icd/wireless $699 357-5888

RIB #750A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Pioneer DEH-130MP car CD player w/remote
: $150 °
_ Ipod touch w/WiF! & camera 8GB $335
Nikon S3000 12.OMP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $185 .
Call 525-6223

BBF #726
COMPUTER WEBCAM + MICROPHONE
Sale:5.0 Mega Pixel. Built in microphone,
flexible camera. Compatible with Win XP/ Vista/
7. Just plug and play. 1 Year Warranty: Price
. $19.99. Call 323.6315

BBF #734
ACER + ACER EM MINILAPTOP: .
1GB RAM. 160HD. WIFI. Windows 7. Webcam.
Card Reader. Anti Virus Software. 1 Year
Warranty. Finance | LayAway from $349.99.
Call 323. 6315

BBF #729
' 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.

BBF #728
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

LATEST PS3
GAMES $20,
High tech spy
gadgets, High tech
micro video
jrecorders, Wireless|
router Ph# 449-
9625

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IBBF #716
Super Sale!!!
Sony Standard Definition
Camcorders
from $150 Sony High Definition Camcorders
from $200, Sony and Canon Still cameras from
$50, One year. limited warrantee
Phone 4499625


























RIB #871 :
BRAND NEW! CAR CD PLAYER
Pioneer 1300mp w/remote mp3/resdy.

$140.00

Pioneer 2200 w/remote usb/ipod, mp3/ready
$185.00

JVC W/REMOTE Mp3 Ready KDR 210 $135.00

Call for more details. 376-3655/325-0815

KARAOKE DVD PLAYER:
Full entertainment dvd player: sing like a pro
with dual misc,- built fm radio.

Plays all dvd disc,- complete with over 8000
popular songs,-300 video games
$299.95. Tel: 465-6985/431-7616
sanford5 @ hotmail.com

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RIB #881

PS3 FOR SALE!
System w/(2) controllers & (1) game.
A/V cables also available.
Playstation 2 or 3 giving you problems?
Call for details. 341-1650 cell 535-6777

PLAYSTATION
NETWORK
CARDS:
Purchase games,
MapPacks, demos,

and more. $10 card
_ for $15.
$20 card for $25.

Call 323.6315.



New Unlocked Blackberry 9300 Curve 3g @
500, HTC Touch Pro2 @ $450 , Motorola Black

: ~ JUST IN TIME
FOR VALENTINES IPOD NANO. .. $230.00
Ipod Touch 8gb $369.00
Ipad 16gb...$620.00
Cell 424-1825

$100 VALENTINE'S
PHONE SPECIAL:
Dual Sim
Phones:Memory card
slot, fm radio, music and
video,

Mp3 and Mp4
players,Cameras/ Wifi
phones available.
$200
Phone: 376-8704

flip @380 , Blackberry 9550 Storm2 @450

ph# 454 — 3249

CHEAP CELLPHONES
AVAILABLE

LG Cookie/KS360...
$199.99

LG KM555 Wifi.
Touch... $249.99

LG Dual SIM GX200...
$199.99

Moto Dual SIM
EX115...$259.99

cell 558-3267
or
558-3268/9








RIB #981B
FOR SALE- BRAND NEW! -
JVC 46” LCD FULL HD TV $1,285.00
TOSHIBA 40” LCD FULL HD TV $850.00
LG 32” LCD TV. $575.00
Call 525-6223

MUST SELL. YAMAHA DX711 F D
61 Keys. Keyboard, one kba.60 crate amplifier
cost over $2,000 new. Sell for $599.00
392-4673 or 433-9557

FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Blackberry Curve’8520
w/WiFi $360

Nokia E71 w/WiFi $280 -
LG Cookie $170 w/WiFi
$230
Call 525-6223 °

NEW UNLOCKED
BLACKBERRY 9800
TORCH
@699.99
Blackberry 9300 Curve

3g
@ 500,
HTC Touch Pro
@ $450
ph# 454 — 3249

Blow out sale,
| phone 3g $100,
| phone 4g from $200,

Iphone/Ipod car chargers $20,

Blackberrys from $150 , Nokia phones from $50,

. HTC smart phones from $100,

Cell phones for sale,
One year limited warrantee
Phone # 4499625








N-FUSION NEW
PROGRAM
Solaris, Phoenix and
(older model Nova)
Also Sonic 360
LNBS & 18” dishes &
satellites receivers
available, watch adult
and PPV movies and
live events
Phone: 324-5467

or
426-1437 or 636-3916




















RIB #981A
FOR SALE- BRAND NEW!

HP 1050 all in one printer $90.00
Pioneer external hard drive 500 GB. $125.00
Nokia C3 cell phone w/WiFi $235.00
Call 525-6223

BLACKBERRY
CELLPHONES

Torch 9800... $729.99

Bold2 9700... $499.99
Curve 8520... $350.00
Pearl Flip 8220...$234.99
558-3267
or
558-3268/9

DUAL SIMS TV
PHONES
Bluetooth, fm,
mp3/mp4
Dual cameras,
flashlights.
Priced...$99.00
Also avail
Dual SIM
blackberry...
$140.00
Tel: 676-3397 or
565-7464



Blackberry Bold
Battery. $39.00

Blackberry cases/skins
$20-$25.00

Blackberry charges $15-
$25

Cell 428-9161







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BLACKBERRY BOLD FOR SALE-
BATTERY BRAND NEW!
$39.00




Blackberry touchw/WiFi
$675.00

Blackberry Curve 8520
w/WiFi

-| Blackberry Curve 8320
$239.00 w/wifi

Blackberry Flip 8220
$229.00 w/wifi



















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-PAD 10! TABLET P ‘ ‘ : :
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DUAL SD CARD TO 16GB : reliable peace of mind, xxx movie, HBO,
WEB CAM & MICROPHONE i showtime, starz, NBA, tv,espn.

PRICED: $350.00 Call Don King. 323-4358 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
ALSO PC DESKTOPS...$590.00

TEL: 676-3397 OR 565-7464

Various Colours starting
at $360.00 |

Call 525-6223



















}| NEW PRO FORM
RIB #721 ELECTRIC.

The Real Deal,!! PERMANENT BLEACHING : TREADMILL
CREAM NEVER BLEACH AGAINIHAVE smooth 4 From $450.00
and light skinForever!! GUARANTEE! !! No Tel: 362-6040
peeling/ burning! Strongest Natural formula ol a
Results in 3-5 days US approved!, !Great for
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13648204!

RIB #766
MAKE IT A PANDORA VALENTINE POWER BALANCE BRACELETS
ALL Necklaces comes with 2 charms of your 3 Power balance ... $20.00

choice for $45.00 :
All Bracelets comes with 2 charms of your power necklaces with pendants... $29.00

choice for $40.00 Titanium/gold brackelet... $39.00
Call us at 544-9352 . Tel 341-0460 or 676-33977

VERBIAGE: .
EnviroChoice Cork
Floating Floor still in
; boxes :
987 sq. feet. Landed
Cost $3,500.00
Sell for $2,000.00,
‘must buy all

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TRIB #660
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BAHAMAS

EXCLUSIVES
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
CABLE BEACH! Spacious
3bd/3.5bt condo. 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 DRI! 3bd/3.5bt

condo. New floor tiles, painting,
an open floor plan, dining room,
living room, modern kitchen & 2
parking spaces. Hurricane
shutters and all the amenities of
Sandyport. Web Ref: 564541
Price: $422,000
SANDYPORT! Premier canal-
front townhouse. 4bd/3.5bt end
unit features 2,444 SF of living
space not including porches
and a covered carport. Private
deck, boat dock and_ boat
house! Web Ref: 563816
Price: $695,000
LAKE CUNNINGHAM! Elegant
family home in gated
community with 4+bd/3.5+bt.
Features centre island, maple
cabinets, granite counter tops,
ss appliances, formal dining
room & impressive master
-suite. Pool house, pool, 2-car
garage & lots more. Web Ref:
564913. Price: $995,000

FOR SALE
FOX HILL! Multi-family lot
being 82' x 92" in an_ ideal
location. Plans for a triplex
apartment building _ included.
Web Ref: 564812. Price:
$106,999
CENTREVILLE! Hill -. top,
panoramic views can_ be
enjoyed from a private balcony
at this cozy 2bd/2bt condo in a

convenient location just
minutes ~ from Downtown
Nassau. & Paradise Island.
Web Ref: 565043. Price: |;
$120,000 ‘

LYFORD HILLS! Exclusive

ated community with single
family and multi-family lots
available. Will feature. a Club
House with dining rooms,
tennis courts, bike & jogging
trails and lots of open spaces.
Web Ref: 563 . Price:
$146,000+
CHARLOTTEVILLE! 7,109 SF
single family lot within great
ren gated community is the ideal

-fhhome. site to construct your
custom home. Located just four
lots away from the Club House.

Web Ref: 565001. Price:
$152,000

SANDFORD DRI Fully
renovated, modern one

bedroom, one bath townhouse
is nestled amongst the trees in
a lovely complex with
swimming pool and_ tennis

court. Web Ref: 564988. Price: |

$240,000
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
. Ph: 242-396-0000
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Re A 8 BY

HARBOUR ISLAND! Just half
a biock from Pink Sands Beach
with all utilities available this
open zoned lot featuring 13,728
SF is a rare opportunity. Web
Ref: 562913. Price: $397,000
SANDYPORT! 3bd/3bt
apartment features ocean
views, spacious rooms, top of
the line appliances & plumbing
fixtures, ceramic tiled floors,
verandah and much more. Web
Ref: 8509. Price: $420,000
CABLE BEACH! Beautifully
furnished 2bd/2bt condo with
private patios extending the
1,650SF of living space to
include the outdoors & offer
spectacular views of the beach,
ocean & beyond. Web Ref:
564144. Price: $589,000
SANDYPORT! Lushly
landscaped, spacious property
with a well designed home
featuring 3bd/2.5bt and lots of
outdoor areas to enjoy. 150 feet
of canal ‘frontage, travertine
flocr _ tiles, wood
granite counter tops, awning
window shutters, a spacious
balcony and covered patio.

Web Ref: 564821. Price:
$1.9M

FOR RENT
STAPLEDON GARDENS!

Great 3bd/2bt home close to all
necessities. Offers an open
floor plan, tiled throughout,
central and wall unit air-
conditioning & washer/dryer.
With appliances only. Web Ref:
564922. Price: $1,500 p/m
SANDYPORT! 2bd/2.5bt
condo. Renters will enjoy turn-
key convenience from _ fully
furnished, tastefully decorated
unit that overlooks lagoon and
ocean. Euro kitchen, private
balconies & more. Web Ref:
9425. Price: $2,500 p/m
PARADISE ISLAND! 2bd/2.5bt
townhouse with pool, assigned
parking & central air. ully
furnished. Web Ref: 565012.
Price: $2,500 p/m

CABLE BEACH! Beautifully
renovated ground floor 2bd/2bt

condo on the ocean with
spacious, sun deck and
communi pool. Beautifully
decorated, private garden &

much more. Web Ref: 565006.
Price: $2,700 p/m
PORT NEW PROVIDENCE!
Gorgeous 2bd/2.5bt waterfront
Condo, ool, tennis, beach
facilities. Gated community with
24hrs security just minutes from
rivate school and shops. Web
ef: 565018. Price: $3,200

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PARADISE iS! This bright and
cheerful ground floor 2bd/2.5bt
unit’ is within easy walking
distance to the beach, is well
maintained and stylishly
furnished. Expansive views
overlooking the pool area, well

kept grounds and _ harbour
beyond. Web Ref: 565044.
Price: $3,500

Contact Bahamas Reaity Lid.
Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs

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REALTY LTD. .

SALES — CONDOS & HOMES
3759 -. EXCLUSIVE -
Jacaranda: Brand new 4bed
4bth home $990k

238 — EXCLUSIVE -
Sandyport 4bed 3.5bth,home
furnish $895K

3791 - Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $825k

3739 — Vista Marina 4bed 5Sbth
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 (WHERE IS
THIS?)

3717 - Harbour Mews
townhome 2bed 1bth $316k
SALES — LOT:

3754 — Adelaide residential

acreage overlooking the creek
$495k ;

3132 — Westridge residential
lot (120’x205’) $346,500

3738 — Indigo: 60 x~ 100
residential lot in gated
community $175k

3568 _— Charloiteville 7,997 s.
ft. residential lot $154k

3766 — Turnberry: 7,200 sq. ft.
residential lot in exclusive gated
community out West $145k
3844 — Coral Vista Triplex Lot
7,600 sq. ft. $120k ;
3838 — Venice Bay 100” x 100”
residential lot $118k

178 — EXCLUSIVE - Exuma

Regatta Ridge 10,000sf,
elevated with sea views ‘lot
$100k

3424 - EXCLUSIVE -
Summerhaven duplex lot

6,500sf, great investment $75k
3721 — EXCLUSIVE - Exuma
residential lot 10,000sf BS16
$6000

RENTALS

28348-Seabeach Estates
townhouse — 2bed, 2bath, with
loft, spacious $2500pm
3850-Sandford Mews condo —
2bed 1.5bath, spacious
$2000pm

3804 — Executive 3 bed, 3.5
bath Condo with panoramic
views $7,500

3839 - West ra Street
cottage 2bed 2.5bath $3,000
3790 — Grove West home
4beds. 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $6500pm
3387 — SP townhome 4bed,
3.5bth furnish $6000 - ‘
3707 — Blair home 4bed 3bth
furnish $4000

3767 — Eastern Rd home 3bed
8bth furnish $3950

3781 - Sandyport Condo 3
bed, 3. bath unit — with
spectacular views $3,500.00
3842 — Sandyport 3 bed 3 bath
condo fully furnished $3,200.00
3840 - Beachfront Condo — 3
bed, 3.5 bath in gated complex
3807 —: Westridge spacious,
tastefully furnished 2beds 1bath
Cottage, connect with nature
$1,800

Call 362.5219 / 326.6441
www.moskorealty.com .

KING'S REALTY
FOR SALE

Boatswain — 2 bed 2.5 bath
Townhouse featuring Whirlpool

Appliances, Corian
countertops, enclosed and
landscaped yard, private
driveway, on property pool and

much more. Asking $295,000

East Street South - New
Subdivision close to Calvary
Deliverance Church, Triplex Lot
50’ x 113’ with plans included
Asking $85,500

Mt Tabour - 4-plex lot with
plans and poured foundation.
Asking $120,000 ,

St. Andrews Beach Estates —
Beautiful 4 bed, 3.5 bath home
with spacious rooms, hardwood

flooring in master bed with
Whirlpool bath. Bay windows,
granite kitchen countertops,
custom cabinetry, landscaped
enclosed yard and = more.
Asking $600,000

FOR RENT

Soldier Rd — Two 1 bedroom
apartments unfurnished $450
per month

Cable Beach - 1 bedroom fully
furnished condo with private
back yard, pool and washing
facilities in complex $1,200 per
month (water included)

Sanford Drive - 3 bedroom 3.5
bath townhouse homes. Three
floors, 2,000+ sq. ft. complete
with wooden floors, - burglar
bars, gated entry, ensuite baths
and walk-in clasets. Available
fully furnished or semi-
furnished with fridge and stove,
washer and dryer for $3,500
per month

Yuma Estates — 3 bed, 2 bath
fully furnished home with pool

Carmichael Rd — 3 bed, 1 bath
split unit home
neighborhood $1,700
month :
PHONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
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1 ACRE OVER LOOKING
Atlantic Ocean,
Scub Hill Long Island.
Asking $90,000

1 ACRE, WHYMMS’
on the Highway.
Asking $60,000.

Call Frank, 1-242-337-
0679/357-1207

HOUSES FOR SALE
BY OWNER
2-storey 4-bedroom, 2.5 baths,
washroom, carport, quiet
neighbourhood. $350,000.
Serious inquiries only. _.
361-3898/468-3248/454-3082.

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REALTY

PHONE NO: 341-4303 OR
454-1702, 454-8978, 3956483

Coral Harbour Triplex Lot, 80 x
100 99,500.00

Off Carmichael
100 73,000.00

Off Soldier Road 2Duplex
Lots 50 x100, 49,000.00 @

Road, 52 x

Pine Barren of Prince Charles
Drive . Triplex Lot, 51x143,
72,000.00

Off Cowpen Road Duplex Lot
50 x100, 62,500.00

Fox Hill 2 Duplex Lots, 60x
100, 60,000.00

Chippingham Duplex Lots 97x
5, 65,000.00
Chippingham Duplex Lots
50x97, 60,000.00

Off Soldier Road Triplex Lots
50x140, 90,000.00

Off Soldier Road West
Residential Lots 50x100,
72,000.00

Sandilands Village Road 2
Triplex Lots 53x125, 86,000.00

RESIDENTIAL LOTS
Coral Harbour Residential Lot
(Co-Broke) 60x150 $106,000.
Gardens Hills .#2 50x100
70,000.00

Coral Breeze .Gated, 75x100
99,500.00

St. Andrews Beach
Residential Lot 90x90
120,000.00

Bacardi Road Gated. 80x100
95,000.00

Yuma Estates Gated, 65x100
95,000.00 °

Serenity 60 x 100 85,000.00

South Ocean
100x124 158,000.00

Estates

Twin Lakes (Co-Broke) 103x
140, 246,000.00 :
‘Marshall Road 5 = Acres
925,000.00

South Beach on the water 76

x 224, 215,000.00

Off Gladstone Road. (Co-

Broke) 9 Acres, 1.63 Mil

Off St. Vincent Road

1.80 Acres, 460,000.00

Nassau Village 3bed-1 bath,
jood condition, 80x100,

110,000.00

Boatswain Hill of Carmichael

Road 2 storey house with 2

bed upstairs 1 bed downstairs,

2 bath, well water,, sold with

approved plan incomplete

100 x 536, 700,000.00

Soldier Road west (Co-Broke)

9141 sq ft, 193,000.00

Soldier Road West, 10199

SQ.FT, 200,000.00

Fox Hill 70 x 320 220,000.00

Off Prince Charles Triplex

Lots 51x146$65,000.00

THE TRIBUNE.

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ANDMARK REALTY

BALES, RENTALS & APPRAISALS |

St. Albans Drive off West Bay
St. walk to beach:

Large 2 bed 2 bath furnishec
condo $189,000 °

Gardens Hills: 3 bed. 2 batt
house, $210,000

Off Marshall Road: 2 bed 1
bath Duplex $225,000.
Rawson Court: 3 bed 3 batt
Condo, Exceptional Sea View
$399,000

Glengarriff Gardens: Twc
Storey Home 4 bed 2 batt
$418,000
Sandford Drive: 3 bed 2.£,
Bath House $450,000

Sea Breeze: Executive 4 bed ¢
bath house with Tennis Cour
on two Lots $463,000

Sulgrave Manor: 2 bed 2 Batt
Townhouse $475,000
Westward Villas: 3 bed 2.£

bath full A/C Town House
Condo Front and rea
balconies, garage, pvt yarc
$495,000 ;

Meeting Street: Split-leve
building ideal for Office
reduced for quick sale
$215,000.

Carmichael Road: Large

Commercial Building $595,000 '
Blue Hill Road South
Commercial building $600,000
Oakes Field: Commercia
Building 23,700 sq ft
warehouse and office 1.1 Acre
land$1,500,000 ;

Foxdale Sub. Lot $65,000
Claridgedale Sub. Corner lo
$63,000

Serenity-Gaied. Single & Mult
Family lots starting @ $80,000
South Seas-Gated: lots
starting @ $83,796
Coral Breezes-
starts @$95,000
WestwindsGated Lot $113,90C
Lyford Hills great living, Lots
starting @ $117,600

Family lots

Airport Industrial Park
10,085sq. ft. $115,000

Destini Lakes: lots starts @
$99,000

Coral Vista —Large corner lo
$137,000

Jacaranda Gated Lots starts G
$143,000: .
Charlottesville-Gated Lo
$150,000

Saffron Hill — lots Starting G@
$175,000, - -

Off West Bay: Large M/F Lotz
mins from beach $200,000

South Westridge: With Lake
View $237,000
Gated:

Balmoral -
$238,000.00
Indigo —Out West Lot with See
View $240,000
Infant View Road: Large lo
$250,000
Serenity Estates
304 $250,000.00
Westridge: Large lot 1.2 Acres
$390,000
East Street: Large Commercia
Lot w/ Structure $400,000
West Bay Street: 1.55 Acres
$2,500,000
Family Island Lots
Freepori:Barbery Beach of
Queens Highway 30 Acres
$15,000,000

Ph: 328-2001 / 326-4400

Fax: 356-4044

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THE TRIBUNE.

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Our Motto: “PUT GOD FIRST”
326-8017, 326-8112



Bishop Walter S. Hanchell, JP
Broker/Appraiser

BUILDINGS

H-018 PINEWOOD GARDENS,
4 bed 3.5 bathrooms, split level
house with balcony, $195,000.

H-002 WILLIAMS LANE, neat
1 bed 1 bath house, $59,000.

H-004 FIRETRAIL ROAD, 3
bed 2 bath house, 3 years old,
91x105, $235,000.

H-008 DIGNITY GARDENS, 3
bed 2 bath house on _ lot
50x100, nicely landscaped,
$125,000.

H-0' NA’ EIGHT:
luxury 4 bed 3.5 bath house on
lushly landscaped - property,
$675,000.

-01 NCY PARK.
centrally located, attractive 3
bed 2 bath house on 60x90
property, $220,000.

H-014 WESTWARD VILLA:
beautiful 3 bed 2 bath house
with 1 bed furnished cottage, at
rear, $680,000.

H-017 BELLOT ROAD WEST,
palatial 4 bed 3 bath house with
swimming pool, plus two
apartments (1) 2 bed 1 bath (1)
1 bed 1 bath, was $650,000
reduced to $550,000.

H-019 VISTA MA
SUBDIVISION, 2 storey 4 bed
3 bath house with oceanview
maid’s quarters, $750,000.

H-021 OFF EAST STREET,
brand new 2 storey, 3 bed 1
bath house, was $115,000
reduced to $95,000.

-0: i N_ TRACT, _ off
Wulff Road, 2 bed 1 bath house
on corner lot, $85,000.

H-024 HIGHLAND PARK, 4
bed 3 bath house on large
corner lot 100x140 with electric
gate, generator, central-air,
wood ceilings, $498,000.

- H-026 WESTWARD VILLAS,
brand new 4 bed 3.5 bath on
property 92x130 was $630,000
reduced to $495,000.

ESTATES. 2 bed 2 bath house
_ on lot 50x100, $160,000.

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H-036 iL. VISTA
attractive 3 bed 2.5 bath house,
$295,000. ,

-037_GER. BART
ESTATES, 2 bed 2 bath
house, $150,000.

H-042 CLARIDGEDALE, near
Marathon Mall, 3 bed 2 bath
house converted to duplex,
excellent location, $138,000.

H-043 MILLINIUM GARDENS.
2 bed 2 bath with attached 1

bed 1 bath apartment,
$230,000.
MF-022 FAITH GARDENS,

brand new duplex, 2 bed 1 bath
each side, $230,000.

MF-045 MISTY GARDENS,
elegant 3 bed, 3 bath house, 2
years old with Jacuzzi, wooden
floors plus 2 attached
apartments appraised at over
$440,000 asking $399,000.

MF-049 OFF CARMICHAEL
ROAD, duplex 2 bed 2 bath
each side, $220,000.

MF-076 MILLERS HEIGHT:
large attractive triplex on large
corner lot, $340,000..

ME-O: CORAL. ARBOU
brand new 4 bed 3 bath
townhouse, $395,000.

ME-053 KING STREET, 4-unit
apartment (2) 2 bed 1 bath (2)
1 bed 1 bath, $240,000.

ME-054 HANNA ROAD,
incomplete 2 storey triplex on

property 64x100, $165,000.

ME-068 _BORIS _CLARIDGE
SUBDIVISION, near Winton,
executive 4 bed 3 bath house
with 3 apartment units,
excellent condition, $750,000.

e near
Albany, 2-unit Townhouse, 3
bed 2 bath and 2 bed 1 bath,
$355,000. :

MEF-070 PINEDALE, 2 storey
incomplete commercial building
with (2) 1 bed 1 bath and 1 bed
1 bath apartment, $298,000.

CB-004 EAST STREET
2 storey commercial

building with 3 stores and 5

rooms upstairs, $350,000.

CB-006 WEST BAY STREET.
attractive 38-bed hotel near
Bahmar, lobby area and
reception area and restaurant,
$3.2 million.

CB-010 PALM TREE AVE.,
two storey commercial building
with (3) 1 bed apartments plus
extra vacant lot, was $490,000
reduced to $450,Q00.

SALES
ished
Pica te aes

CB-011__NASSA' TREET.
commercial building, with 2
bed, 1 bath apartment,
$290,000.

14 TT TREET.

commercial building south of
Balfour Ave., $495,000.

1 Y TREET,
restaurant and vacant shop
space with attached 1 bed 1
bath apartment, $220,000.

B-01 BERNARD _- ROAD
auto repair centre on 0.82 acre
with auto repair shop, .mechanic
shop and office, $600,000.







Bay St. & Victoria
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales @ RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

Sales_
_Residential/Commercial

House Sea View Dr. — 3 Bed
/3.5 bath Ocean View, Pool

Access
Lots

Nassau Village: Duplex Lot 75
x 75 Only $65,000

‘East St. South: Duplex Lot 55

x 113 Brand new Subdivision
$80,000 :

Pride Estate- Lot Triplex 60 x
100 $81,000.00

Off Harold Road — Triplex Lot
8,000 sq.ft- $87,000 .

Balfour Estates West: Brand
New Approved Duplex Lots
ONLY $95,000

Marshal Road: Multi-Family
Lot 80 x 120. Beach Access
$95,000

Cul — De =. Sac Lumuba Rd.-
Private Rd. 70x145 $105,000

Coral Vista: Multi Family Lot
75 x 110 near Beach $110,000

West Winds: 60 x 100 corner
to corner lot with pool & tennis
court $110,000

West Winds: Lot 72 x 100 on
ridge. Great Price $115,000

John Claridge Estates: New
on Eastern Rd. Corner.Lot 80 x
111. $115,00

RENTALS
APPRAISALS

Our Motto: “PUT GOD FIRST”
326-8017, 326-8112

Bishop Walter S. Hanchell, JP
Broker/Appraiser ~

VACANT PROPERTIES
VP-101 OFF FOX HIL_ ROAD,

lot 70x54, ideal for cottage,
$39,000.

VP-01 L IGHTS,
residential lot 80x110,
$110,000

VP- LARNEY SHORES,
residential lot 108x114,
$120,000 ‘
VP-04' SAFFRON HILL,
residential lot 75x100,
$175,000.

VP-041_ CORAL __LAKES,
exclusive gated community, lot
80x100, $130,000.

VP-050 FOXDALE, residential
hill-top lot, 50x100, $65,000.

VP-061 A TTEVILLE,
exclusive gated community
60x120, $175,000.

P-07' EAGULL
off Yamacraw Rd.,
lot 80x103, $99,000.

VP-083 __ WESTWINDS,
60x100, $120,000.

RDENS,
residential

lot

VP- EF E
RD., duplex lot 48x115,
$65,000.

2 FF EABREEZE
LANE, duplex lot, 70x100,
$85,000.

VP-093 OFF ARMICHAEL
ROAD, duplex lot 50x100,
$65,000.

large beachfront lot with

incomplete 2 storey mansion,
$900,000.

VP-095_ __s TWYNAM, large
elevated residential lot, 80x146,
$160,000. ’

VP-096 EAST STREET
IT multi-farftly lot

SOUTH,
65x100, $90,000.

FOR SALE
0778 Long Island clarence’
town 1/2 acre $35,000 and 1
acre $65,000.
Tel/Fax: 362-2858



(242) 362-2858

WIE, HAS BAUPYOARAMAS. CORT



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
3bed 2.5bath with office.
$550,000.

0755 Boatswain multi-fam
80x100 with approved plans
and footing for tri-plex.
$100,000.

0772 Carmichael
plaza. $400,000.

commercial

0763 Coral Harbour new
townhouse 4bed Sbath.
$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.

0788 Centerville Commercial
building 1565 sq. ft. $332,000.

0781 Lynden Pindling Estate
8bed 2bath $235,000.
0784 Ballou’ Hill South
commercial with food store and
warehouse. $1,600,000.
0786 Coral Harbour
family 3bed 2.5bath. $299,000.

Vacant land
0769 Jacaranda cleared and
ready to _ build 100x120.
$150,000..
0775 Westridge multi-family
15,000+ sq. ft. $219,000
0786 Coral Lakes single family
$135,000. :
0763 Coral Harbour single
family 83x105. $110,000.
0594 Hooper's Bay Exuma 6
acres. $525,000.:
0764 Gileniston single family
100x100. $115,000.
0789 Tropical
90x180 $195,000.
0627 Westridge single family
1.01acres. $390,000.

Gardens

Rental
Coral Harbour 3bed 2.5bath
executive. $4,000.

Coral Vista 4bed 2.5bath
furnished. $2,700.

Coral Harbour 4bed 2bath.
$2,000.

Tel/Fax: 362-2858
Mobile: 424-8929

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Homes/Apartments
6684 4 bed, 3 bth. Pool, quiet
eastern community. $399,00 :

7283 2 bed. 2 bath home.
Gated, shared pool. $320,00

6946 Montagu Villas 2 bed, 1
bth townhouse. $197,000

7255 Baycroft 2 bed, 1 bath.
Renovated. Water Views.
$210,000

7206 Cable Beach. 5 bed, 3



bath home. $499,000 Price
Negotiable
Triplex/Duplex

7137 Reduced Duplex,
between Blair and Village Rd.
$299,000

7262 Fourplex- Great —
Investment. All units rented.
$250,000

Lots

7151 Large Multifamily lot Kool
Acres $120,000 :

6997 Triplex
$140,000

6234 Venice Bay 10,000 sq. fi
lot. Owner financing $99,900

5471 South Ocean Estates
11,700sq.ft. lot. Owner
financing $155,000

Tel: 242-393-8630-7
sales @coldwellbankerbaha
mas.com -
www.coldwellbankerbahamas.
com

lot. :8,525 sq.ft.



SPACIOUS 1-BED, 1-BATH,
semi-furnished apartment,
fridge, stove, air-condition,

security system, recently built,
$650/pm. Off Sea Breeze.

Tel 326-5603 and 327-4328.

NEW BOOTHS FOR RENT.
$65.00 weekly. 359-0207.

BUSY SALON Hair and Nail
Booths For Rent. $100/week.
Tel 395-5476

SPACIOUS 2 bedroom, 1 bath,

fridge, stove, a/c, water, blinds

included, off Soldier Road,
quiet cul-de-sac. $700/pm, s/d.
Tel 556-4435.

SPACIOUS 2-EDROOM APT
Smith Cove, Joe Farrington
Rd, fridge, stove, security bars,
blinds & enclosed yard.
$750/ month, security $450.
Tel:361-0384

SPACIOUS, -bed apt, fridge
stove central-air walk-in closet
s/screen & more. Water incl
$675/pm, Carmichael Rd Wst
Must see to appreciate. Pr
3622-0043, 457-3862. Nec
pets/kids.



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FOR SALE BY OWNER
Duplex 2-bed, 1-bath
: Central A/C, 1-unit
Hurricane shutters, burglar bars
and doors, large back yard,
storage shed, washer, dryer

ready
$250,000 NET
Tel:361 -2666, 376-9166

CONSTRUCTION
PACKAGES
2-bed, 1-bath House Package
Starting $135K

Duplex Packages .
Starting $195K

Triplex Package
Starting $285K

Telephone:325-7693/323-5626

FOR SALE 2
3-bed, 2-bath house in St.
Andrew’s Beach Estates. 1100
sq. feet. 2 minutes from beach.
Quiet area. Organized
Community association. — Ideal
for small tamily:

Serious Enquires only call
364-7147 or Cell — 433-8410





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Ref# 17808 SAFFRON HILL::

Single Family lots starting
$175,000.00

Ref # 43709 WEST LAKE
PLANTATION: Multi Family

Lots Starting $200,000.00

EMERALD COAST: Single &
*Multi family lots starting
$300, 000. 00

Ret# 50409 LYFORD HILLS:
Single & Multi Family starting at
$112,000.00
JACK ISAACS
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CALL: 322-1069
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www. bahamasproperty. ‘com

FOR SALE
2-bed, 1.5-bath, located’
Westridge Est. Built 2005.
Large outdoor space,
granite counter tops,
central-air..
Asking $299K,
First time Suiver, $290K.
Tel:327-6988.



HOUSE
FOR SALE BY OWNER

TWYNAM HEIGHTS: 3 bed, 2
bath, burglar bars, large
enclosed yard with shed, near
the beach. Appraised @
$317,000. Serious inquiries
only. Call 455-8947.

FOR SALE BY OWNER
Duplex property with

* foundation & approved plans,

Off Marshall Road
asking $89,000.00
Tel:636-0545,395-8170,
326-7988

OFF QUEENS HIGHWAY,

SOUTH OF BAHAMA SOUND
No 14, EXUMA
Partially completed Duplex:

1 2-bed, 2-bath
1 2-bed , 2-bath
The duplex is situated on

10,000sq.ft. lot.
Starting pice $175,000 but the
offer is negotiable

Tel 535-7830/376-7830.



GROSHAM PROPERTY LID.

OWNER’S LOWER PRICE!
Oceanfront lot 80x90 EVES
Cable Beach. Ready for house
to be built, access to pool and
beach. $275,000

Oceanfront townhouse
for rent Compass Point
_ 3 bed, 3 bath, pool, laundry,
unfurnished
’ $2,200 per month, lease.
Ask for RE Barnes 327-0806.

HEAVILY
DISCOUNTED LOTS
FOR SALE
Lyford Hills and
Yuma Estates.

Up to 30% off.
Call Owner, 422-3117,
www.lyfordhills.com



BY OWNER
3 lots left Fire Trail Road West
Open zoning, 50 by 136
Triplex, duplex or residential.
Homes, Packages available
Lot Price $100,000 Net.
Serious inquiries. 394-1187.

PROPERTY FOR SALE

Located: Boatswain HIll,
Carmichael Road West, near
Coral Harbour round about.
Size:80ft-100ft. Elevated
property near lake.
Single or multi-family.
Price: $100,000.00.
Phone 477- 6972.

FOR SALE
2.3 Acres Prime
Building Land,

Coral Harbour.
Phone 362-1820





SOUTH



KOOL ACRES SUBDIVISION
house 3-bed, 2-bath, ductless,
a/c, very large yard. House
could be easily converted to
childrens day care center.
$235,000.00
Ph: 477-4741

LEEWARD EAST
New 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom
apartment quiet cul-de-sac,
off street parking, good yard
space
Price: $147,000.00
Call: 242-359-1764 anytime

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Large multi-family lot in nice,
quiet area located McKinney
Dr, off Carmichael Road. Lot
size 60x168, $135K ono.
Serious inquiries only,

395-5961




PROPERTY FOR SALE

Grand Bahama
1. Windsor Bay Property
adjacent to Lake 1/2 Acre
Asking $49,000 ONO
Contact: 322-8187.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Gated. Westwinds
Single Family hilltop lot
6, sq.ft
$110,00.00
Ph: 467-9222

SOUTH OCEAN_~ ESTATE:
Multi-family. 150,000

LONG ISLAND:Acre 40,000
near beach

FREDDIE MUNNINGS:~ 180K,
3 bed/2 bath, fully furnished.

FAITH AVE: 2.bed/2 bath, fully
furnished 175,000

YAMACRAW BEACH:property
134K price negotiable.

YAMACRAW BEACH:3 bed, 2
bath, 2 bed.1 bath Duplex,
295,000

PINEWOOD: 50x100 elevated
lot 65,000

CORAL HARBOUR _ House.
$380K negotiable.

3bed condo TUSULUM WEST |

$280K

BEACH Duplex

$220,000

Apt unit for sale WESTRIDGE,
2bed/2bath, $160,000.

Tel:433-1952, 324-4441

TOWNHOUSE LOTS
SEA BREEZE AREA
50x145
Starting @ $100,000
Financing available now!

NASSAU VILLAGE, HOUSE
Lot 50x100, $135,000

Phone 393-0897/393-0279,
Pat Rutherford
HIGHLAND

PARK, WEST

GROVE. House 3 bed, 3-bath |

a/c, study room, enclosed dbl
garage, large family room, high
ceilings $475,000.00 -

Ph: 477-4741.

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
$440,000.
Call & make an. offer.
363-1283 or 424-2844



TRIPLEX FOR SALE
3-bed, 2-bath,
jacuzzi and eben ane shower in
master bath, and
two 1-bed, 1 -bath units
Asking $290,000.
. Phone:328-7537

FOR SALE
e*FOXDALE: Lot 48x90. Price
$68,500

eWESTWIND: Apt

Lot. Price
$137,500
eSPRINGFIELD ESTATE:

Duplex Lot, $79,500
Phone 326-8461, or 552-2843.

FOR SALE BY.OWNER.
Newly built, beautiful apt triplex
unit 2 bed, 2 bath, enclosed
yard, landscaped, a/c, electric
roller ‘gate, property size
101’x165’, 16,665sq.ft, include:
Approved drawings for another
triplex or. two storey six .plex
building situated in South

Beach, Holiday Drive across
from beach appraised value
$525,000 asking $485,000.00.

PH:423-2680/677-5486.



COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Village Road area.
Concrete building,

waréhouse/office mix.
#5936 www.erabahamas.com
Asking $725,000 bring offer.
Call Chris 376-1752

LOT 3.7 Acres, east of
Gladstone Road on
Carmichael Road, $1.3 mil.
Ph:477-4741

LYRORD HILLS
A eT appointed,
gated
subdivision, West Bay
St, opposite Old Fort
Bay, near Lyford Cay.
Beautifully
landscaped entrance,
rolling hills, club
house with tennis,
squash, swimming
pool.
Starting price,
$112,000.
Call Owner, 393-1735,
457-0581.





SINGLE FAMILY LOT
Priced To Sell
Lot in new Gated community,
underground utilities fibre optic
cable, $110K Net epos Call
359- 0774.

TRI-PLEX PROPERTY
with completed foundation.
Gated community.
Burvic Close, off Prince
Charles, $135,000 Net. Mrs
Davis, 356-6482/454-7890.

WESTRIDGE LOT $259,000
Desperate Seller.
Get it before BAHAMAR
begins! Owner Financing avail.
Call 427-3588

FOR SALE BY OWNER
3-bed, 2 bath, home on quiet
street, Nassau East S. Pool
and generator. $345,000.00
Inquiries call 422-3956.

FOR SALE BY OWNER
INDIGO, WEST BAY STREET
OCEAN VIEW LOT
$249,000 GROSS
TEL. 424-3678

FOR SALE
Spacious 2-bedroom,
cottage w/porch enclosed yard,
St James Road. $95,000.
Contact 393-8695.

FSBO. SOUTH OCEAN
ESTATES. Gated community.
12507sq.ft. Appraised. Value
165K. Asking price $150K Tel
302-5004.

LOT FOR SALE
COWPEN & FAITH AVE
Multi-fam. 60x115/util.

83,000
Tel: 376-6281.
LOT FOR SALE :
Sandyport: Water Colour Cay
#28. Asking $280,000

Serious enquiries only
_ call 363-2084

MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY
FOR SALE
HillCrest Subd Corner Lot

Price $77,500.00
Tel: 394-1333, 326-89616

PROPERTY FOR SALE

Balfour Estates . East, . off
Carmichael Road, .122x63,
$85,000. Phone 426-1913, or
323-2593.

CORAL VISTA
Property. For Sale By Owner
75x105. Serious inquiries only
Telephone 341-5094

DUPLEX LOT 6,137sq.ft,
located East Street South.

75,000.00.
Call 323-5754, 502-2962. |
FOR SALE BY. OWNER
DUPLEX LOT, 60x100

Off Gladstone Rad, Victoria Gdn
~ Call 359-2415.

FOR SALE
HALF ACRE LOTS situate on
North side of Step Street, Fox
Hill. Phone:324-3477

FOR SALE
WESTRIDGE: 1.0148 Acre Lot,
$350K Net. Serious enquiries
only. Call 457-4185 to view.

ROMER STREET: 60X100,
55,000.
TEL 422-6766



1-bath, |



THE TRIBUNE -

MULTI-SINGLE FAMILY LOTS
in nice quiet areas.
Starting at $70,000.

Call 357-3423

PROPETY FOR SALE
Windsor Bay, Grand Bahama
1/3 acre. $55,000
Phone 544-2335.

TWYNAM HEIGHTS, gated, 2-
be, 2.5-bath, 2-storey
townhome. $265,000 ono. 357-
3423.








ABACO FOR RENT 2-bed, 1
1/2-bath town home, _ fully
furnished. End .of Murphy
Town, Abaco. $900/ monthly.
242-445-2498.

VENICE BAY:
Development -

FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
2-unit townhouse lots starting
@ $75,000
Bank Financing.
Contact Vencie Bay site office,

Tel 362-2555/6
Visit our website @

www.venicebaybahamas.com>

Ocean Front

_ VISTA MARINA:OPPOSITE
THE BEACH, House 3-bed,
2 bath, a/c, pool, electronic
hurricane, shutters, garage and
property size 37,981sq.ft,
$1.6 mil..

Seller is mo ving to another
country, must sell. Negotiable.

Ph:477-4741 .

WANTED
URGENTLY

Vacant Land
Houses, Duplexes/3-plexes
Apartments

Commercial Properties
We buy and Sell

Please call Ludec
393-1183 or 557-3225

anytime.

SAFFRON HILLS, WEST
BAY: Gated luxury community,
Lots over 7,000 sq.ft., priced at
175K now offering 5% off. Call
the Saffron Specialist at 242-
445-2498.

WINTON HEIGHTS
Lot with hill top view.
‘Spacious open floor, 3-car
garage, provision for pool
with pool house. Sold with
approved plans for a 6-
beds/4.5-bath with
basement. Construction
completed to roof. Situated
on 120 by 179 feet property.
Serious inquires only.
- Must see to appreciate.
Reduced from $675,000.00, to
,000
Agents are welcome to list
this property. Houses in this
area are appraised fro 1.2 to
1.5 MI Appraised at
$762,000.00
Contact 477-4741.

SERENITY SPECIALITY: Most
affordable land in Western
Nassau, 6,400sq.ft Lots, can be
reserved with $4250.00 down.
Gated with resort style
amenities. Call 242-445-2498.



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RENTALS
REF# 48009. EASTERN

ROAD: 1bed, 1bath, Furnished
$850 *

REF# 49209 PRINCE
CHARLES DRIVE: 2 beds, 2
baths, Semi-furnished $1,350

REF # 48409 WEST GROVE:
2 beds, 2 baths, Unfurnished
$1,500

REF# 47709 CABLE BEACH:
2 beds, 2.5 baths, Semi-
furnished $1;700

REF# 59909 SANDY PORT:
1bed, 1bath, fully furnished
Monthly $2,000

REF# 49309 LOVE BEACH:
2 beds, 2 baths,
$2,800

REF# 41409 ORANGE. HILL
WEST: .2 beds, 2.5 baths,
Furnished $3,000

REF# 42609 SANDY PORT:
2 beds, 2.5 baths, Furnished
Monthly $3,500

HIGHLAND VILLAS — ‘1bed,

1bath, Furnished REF#48709

Monthly $1,800 phe

CORALHARBOUR: — 4bed,
3.5bath, Furnished REF#43809
Monthly $3,000

JACK ISAACS
REAL ESTATE
CALL: 322-1069
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www.bahamasproperty.com

BRAND NEW 1 BEDROOM
APT. Gated community, 5
minutes rom P.I, very nice,

$750 p.m. Tel:454-1230

SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM
APT, semi-furnished, located in
the Western District, a/c; fridge,
stove, washer, dryer and water
included. Quiet area.'$750 per
month. . Contact 341-5888, or
457-3766. .

SPACIOUS, one bedroom

apartment, 1-bed, security bars,

water included. -A/C. East

Shirley Street, $550 per month,

first & last pm plus’ security.

cee -7918, 361-5708, 467-
74. 4

SPACIOUS, single bedroom
unfurnished apt, carpeting, air-
condition, burglar bars, coin
operated washer and _ dryer,
water and light included. No
children, . no pets, Foxdale
Subd. $650 per month. Ph 341-
1205, 525-2743.

BEAUTY SALON FOR RENT
TEL 425-2695
1-BEDROOM, 1-BATH, wator
fridge, stove, microwave, dish
washer/dryer, erm. $825. Out

Furnished

1 2-BED, 1-BATH APT for rent.
A/C, secuity screens, $700/pm.

Water included. 1st, last
months, $400 sec dep. Off
Carmichael Road. 362-0763,

357-3148, day, Mrs Allen.

SPACIOUS, 1-bed, 1-bath
efficiency apartment,
Yamacraw for rent light, water
and cable included. $690/

month, first, last plus $350 sec
dep. 324-4753, 454-4224.

SPACIOUS, fairly new, 1
bedroom, Marshall Rd. Incl:
Fridge, stove, A/C, blinds, sec
screens, sec system with
monitoring, ‘water. $600/pm
$300 sec deposit. Contact Mr
Coleby, 341-0788.

1 ROOM FOR RENT. WEST. -
$115 per week.Pref. male.
Serious inquiries only.
Tel 428-4363/328-4287.

1-BED APT, off Joe Farrington
Rd. Light, water, cable incl.
$155-weekly, $650/monthly.
324-7588/364-7709.

1-BED/BATHROOM APT
Security bars, Strachan Subd.
$480/mth, first and last.
361-1571,

1-BEDROOM & 1-BEDROOM
unfurnished, security bars, a/c
in’ bedroom. $750/mth and
$550/mth ‘respectively. -Water
included. Tel .449-8835, 436-
5648, 341-0822

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
$875/mth. Water, fridge; stove,
microwave, dishwasher, stack
washer/dryer, central-air, direct

TV. Out East. 544-3824. :

1-BEDROOM
Bamboo Town, fridge, stove,
a/c and water included.
$650/mth, first/last plus . $400
security deposit. ..

Call 467-5148, or 392-2853.

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT,
Garden Hills #2, fully furnished,
$500/mth. Light & water
included.

Tel: 326-5604, 427-5131.

1-BEDROOM APT
FOR RENT.
All utilities included.
Fridge and stove $700/month.
Contact: 454-6746/341-9033

1-BEDROOM APT $525/mth
2-BEDROOM APT $650/mth
Water, — a/c;
blinds. © :
Phone 394-1880/393-4454
Nassau Village.

1-BEDROOM APT in
Southwestern, New Prov, $500
a month, first, last plus sec dep
of $200 req. Cable, ‘light, and
water included. Tel Mrs
Lightbourn at 323-6372. :

1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
furnished, Golden Gates #2
water, light, cable. $550/
month, $300 dep. |
Phone:327-1311/ 552-5521

2B/1B APT East. Includes
water, w/d & c/a. $850/pm,

security $600.
Call 364-1697 after 6pm.
2-BED, 1-BATH, c/air, b/bars.

50 5
Fridge/stove included.
Phone 425-5826/225-3995,



APARTMENT.

washer/dryer,:



1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY,
furnished. A/C. Includes water.
$550/pm. 2 mins away from the
sea. Dunmore Ave, off W Bay
St. Phone 325-4494.

1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY, off
Carmichael Road fenced-in
yard, $600 a month, first, last
and. sec deposit $300, no pets
no kids. Nice and quiet area
light, blinds, cable and water
Inc: You can contact Ms
Ferguson at 361-1754, anytime
from 9am-2pm.

1-BEDROOM UNFURNISHED
APT South Beach, w/cable,
b/bars. $575/mth, first, last,
$330 sec. 376-0774/392-5923.
No pets/children.

1-BEDROOM UNIT, quiet area,
all__utilities, |. A/C included.
$850/mth. Ph 394-6104.

1-BEDROOM, fully furnished
apt, a/c, water & light. $550
p/m.:. No .kids/no pets. . Soldier
Road. Tel 357-8106.

2 BEDROOM - Light & cable
750
1 BEDROOM - Light & cable
$600 —

Tel:393-8264.

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT
East St South, $450/mth. Water
included. 323-7941.

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM
2 storey;Coral’ Lakes. Asking

$1200 per month. Call» 392-
0713. 2

2 NEWLY BUILT, _ fully
furnished efficiency Soldier

Road Estates. Quiet & safe
area. One minute walk to bus
stop. Everything included. Just
bring clothes and. move in with
$350 deposit and _ first +last
week. rent @ $175 p/w. :

No pets. One person only. 341-

1675/557-9633/427-0069

2-BED, 1-BATH APARTMENT,
Coral Vista, Coral Harbour, Incl:

fridge, stove, stackable
washer/dryer, a/c; alarm
system, water, fenced-
in/secured gate. Serious

inquiries. 424-7329.

2-BED, 1-BATH APT in Kool
Acres, water, security alarm,
cctv system included. $700/pm,
first, last & sec dep. 357-5808,
or 436-2951 (daytime 455-
0924(evening). |

2-BED, 1-BATH APT, Eastern

area, central a/c, cable, water,

security bars, enclosed yard,
alarm. Tel:425-6685

ONE BEDROOM APT, fully
furnished, light, water, cable,
quiet area, Sea Breeze, $300
sec dep, $750/month, first’ &
last. Tel 324--7985.

2-BED, 2.5-BATH, _ furniture
town house opposite Saunder’s
Beach, $2,000 or $2,600

including light. Phone 477-
4741. :

2-BEDROOM , 1-BATH APT
Boatswain Hill, Coral Harbour.
Includes: fridge, stove, central-
air, burglar bars, water.

S700(pr.
4-9343, 376-7648.

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2-BEDROOM APARTMENT
Ceiling fan & A/C in room,
cable & water incldued.
No pets. 467-7792/454-0883.

2-BEDROOM APT
MILLER’S HEIGHTS,
Alc, burglar bars, water
included. Phone, cable, washer
& dryer hook-ups available.
$700.00 per month. 361-1374.

2-BEDROOM APT, Blue Hill
South 1st, last month, $650 and
sec $500. Tel 361-0993.

2-BEDROOM APT.
Water included. $600/ month.
Contact 356-6588.

2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH APT
unfurnished for rent in quiet
area for $600 per month, $1500
to move in.

393-8272/434-8715.

2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH,
Butler Road, off Carmichael
Road. Incl: water, a/c,
burglar bars.
Tel 376-5451/361-4740..

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.

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2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH,
spacious. apt, off - Carmichael
‘Road, central-air, ceiling fan
and water included. $700 per

month. $400 sec. 557-
5824/341-6377. ;
2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH,

unfurnished Apt on. Johnson

Road . enclosed yard, sec bars
cable _ & phone, - hurricane
shutters, water. and gas, c/fans
a/c, stove & fridge, $650/pm,
1st, last +$400 /dep. No pets.
Phone 324-8241.

2-BEDROOM, 2-BATH.
Gated apartment. $1250/mth
Restaurant, $950/mth.
Island Plaza, Shirley Street.
Tel 327-0667/424-3330

2-BEDROOM, 2.5-BATH
Townhouse, water and gas
included with pool, all enclosed.
$1400 per month, semi-
furnished, Stapledon Gardens’

3-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH,
townhouse, water and- gas
included with pool, all enclosed,
$2,200 per month, semi-
furnished, ._ fully furnished
$2,600 per month. Stapledon
Gardens. - =
Telephone 357-9688.

SOUTH (ST VINCENT RD): 1-
bed/bath, furnished apt.
$200/w, $850/m. Water, light,
gas, etc included. $875 to move
in. Phone 323-1816, or 434-
8379. -

Pl
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.

2BEDROOM APARTMENT
FOR RENT. $750 per month.
Water included. 422-2372, or
341-0339

A

-refrigerator,

3 BEDROOM APARTMENT
w/3 one bedroom apartments
attached. Garden Hills.
$180,000 net.

Tel 394-3200/676-3221.

3-BED/2-BATH CONDO
for rent. Located Tusculum,
West Bay Sts. $1650.00/pm.
Contact 324-7528/544-7664.

3-BEDROOMS, 1-BATH,
Big Pond Subdivision, 800/mth,
first, last and $300 sec. 324-
1626

4-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH
townhouse’ for rent — semi-
furnished asking $5200 per
month, Paradise - Island.
swimming pool, private gate,
etc. 2
Tel:363-2084
A SPACIOUS, .SINGLE,

unfurnished apt, air-condition,
burglar bars, coin operated
washer and es: No children,
no pets. Off Flamingo Garden.
$550 per month. Phone 341-
1205, 525-2743.

APARTMENT - 2-bed, 1-bath,
included water, washer, alarm
system/ductless in both rooms,

900/mth, $500 sec. Marigold
Farm Road. Phone:436-3554.

APARTMENT FOR RENT
Danottage Estates attached to
gated private .residence two
bed, one bath, includes
stove, stack

ductless a/c,

washer/dryer,
rooms — and

ceilings fans all
water. 393-1869.

APARTMENT FOR RENT
Western District, off Gladstone

Road. ,

2 .2-bedrooms,. 1-bath, water
included :

1 1-bedroom efficiency:

Light/water & cable included.
Phone 431-0844

Serious inquiries only!
APT FOR RENT, 2-bed, 1-bath
Boatswain . Hill. (near Coral

Harbour) No pets! Available.
March 1st. 544-3095.

BEAUTIFUL HILL TOP views
off Soldier Rd, Fairly new one
bedroom apt, a/c, security bars
hurricane shutters, stove,
fridge, washer hook ups: and
water inclduded. $625 a month
and security deposit, first, last
and’. $400 _ security deposit
required. Call 432-7338. Please
eave a message.

BEAUTY SALON FOR RENT
Palmdale area.
Serious inquiries only.
Tel:434-1287.

1 BED APT. Redland Acres.
Soldier Rd, water included. Tel:
323-4360, $170 per week.

TWO BEDROOM, semi-
furnished apartment. Security
bars, alarm system, electric
gate, central-air and cable

ready. Water included. Contact
326-0010.

BRAND NEW APTS,
Yamacraw Rad, 1st, & last +sec.
Water included. Recession
Rates! Hurry! ae Going fast
only a few left. mins from
beach $750/mth.

Phone 455-9059 /326-0077,
432-0125/427-6587. Male to
share one apartment.

Spacious



BRAND NEW one bedroom
apartment. Water included.
Water & dryer and a/c. Call
anytime. Cell:428-7588.

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

CABLE BEACH’ MANOR.
Charming oceanfront 1-
bedroom apt, up, large balcony,
great view, fully a/c, $1,500.
Large oceanfront 2-bed, 2-bath,

up, balcony, $1,800. On
excellent beach, pool.
Congenial, attractive setting.

Good security, night watchman.

Cable TV, guest lounge. I-net

wired. Water, gas free. Near

ehops. bus stop. Call 327-7785
ow!

CABLE BEACH:
2-bedroom, 1-bath, furnished,
$1,100 per month.

No children/pets.
Phone 376-4881.
Available March 1st.

CABLE BEACH: 2 bed/1 bath,
tastefully furnished and well
maintained apartment, pool &
beach, laundry, a/c, in gated
complex, $1,650/ pm. Water
included. Phone 328-0714 or
424-0314. :

Sorry no children/pets.

CABLE BEACH: Spacious 2-
bedroom apartment, patio, fully
furnished, equipped. $1,200.
1-bedroom, patio,
$950. Beach, pool rights. Near
stores, bus stop. ¢
Saraband Court.
Call 327-7785 now!

CORAL HARBOUR,
one bedroom apt,. partly
furnished, water, cable,

a/c included. $600 monthly.
Tel 362-1195, 395-6954.

CRAFT BOOTH FOR RENT
Bay Street Store
Call 326-0115.

EAST One (1) & Two (2)
unfurnished Apartments. Water
included. S53 ;

Tel 341-7218

EAST PARK ESTATES: Three
bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, fridge,
stove, washer & dryer, water,
light, cable; alarm. $2,000/pm &
Internet. Phone 364-6921.

EASTERN AREA:
2-bed, 1-bath apt, furn. uy
and water included.
$900/pm, 1st/last'+$500 dep.
364-2302/422-1799.

EFF. APT, OFF CARMICHAEL
RD (Sunset Pk..area) Light,
cable, water, fridge, stove incl.
$600/pm, $1500 to move in. Tel
341-2080 after 6pm.

EFFICIENCY . APT, Golden
Gates #2, water, light, cable
included. . Fridge, stove,
furnished with security screens.
Single person, no pets, $500
per month, ist, oaaoes $250
sec deposit. Te! 424- a



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EFFICIENCY FOR RENT $400/
pm (1-bed/1-bath)
Apt $500 /pm (1-bed/1-bath)
Cable, light, ready.
Tel 364-2646.

EFFICIENCY FOR RENT
$600 per month. Light, cable
and water included. 426-3910.

EFFICIENCY, off Carmichael.
All utilities included, _ fridge,
stove, b/bars, dinette, a/c,
$750/pm, $750 to move in. Tel
565-9835, or 422-3962.

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,
93-2559

FAIRLY NEW 2-bed, 1-bath
apt, Cowpen Road, quiet area
includes b/bars, ceiling fan,
cable & telephone ready alc.
$725/pm plus last month’s rent
and $300/sec dep. Water
included. To view call 324-
0691, 432-3647 or evening
323-7442.

466-2228

A must to see.

FOOD STORE SPACE
: FOR RENT
WEST STREET
PHONE 436-9006

FOXDALE SUBDIVISION
For Rent one bedroom, semi
furnished apartment. $1 75 per
week, or $700 per month.
All utilities. included.
(light, water, cable) _
Telepone 324-6389.

FURNISHED (1) bedroom apt
ott Charles Saunders “Hwy.
Water _ included, pee per
month. pe 395-9294

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY
All utilities, fan and: cable
included. $160/pw. Phone 341-
6156/436-6527, 357-4753.

FURNISHED ROOM/BATH.
Utilities included. |.Nassau
Village area. $680 to move in.
Male. 393-0206 appointment

GREAT 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.

HOUSE-WEST GROVE,
Bougainvillea Street. 85%
completed. Fully enclosed with
hurricane impact. windows. 4-
wed, 4.5-bath, split-level,
6 ,000sq. ft house. $590,000.00.

; Phone:477-4741.

ICE CREAM PARLOUR OR
SMALL BUSINESS
FOR RENT
-All equipment included.
Great opportunity.

Off CW Saunders Highway.
$800 per monih, first, last
+$400 security. 558-7299.

JOAN'S HEIGHTS EAST,
semi-furnished 1-bedroom apt.
All appliance blinds, water,
living room set(optional).
$650/pm. 392-5364.

‘LOVE EACH COTTAGE
-»3-bed, 2-bath,,
fully furnished.

Gated Private driveway,
_ beach across ‘the road.
= ,900. Tel:457-4911



LUXURIOUS 2 bed, 1 bath
apartment.. Fridge, stove,
washer/dryer, air-condition.
Tropical Gardens.

Tel 327-8959, 458-7930, 577-
0770

MONTAGU VILLAS VILLAGE
ROAD, fully © furnished _ air-
condition, one bedroom
apartment in gated community,
pool, wash house, $1,000 per
month or. $260 per week.
Includes electricity and water.
Call 422-0088.

MOUNT ROYAL PLAZA
Store/Office Space For Rent
Office (upstairs) $1200
Required: 1st and last month’s

rent plus $500 security deposit

APARTMEN FOR RENT: Fully

furnished, electricity, water,

washer & dryer included. $1 000

Required: 1st and last month’s

rent plus $500 security deposit.
el 326-6454, 8am-7pm.

NASSAU EAST:
4 bedroom, 2.5-bath,
security bars, —
large Speloned nverd. stove, a/c,
quiect area.
Call: -325 15208 after'5:30pm.

NASSAU EAST:: Atractive one

bedroom . furnished . apt,
$595/mth, a/c,” sec- “bars,
laundry facilities” available.
Water included.’

children/pets. Phone 337-5472,

NEWLY BUILT 2 bed,. 2. bath
apt,
blinds, $850 pm, first, last- &
peony “Phone. 324-1983,. or
525-1289.

NEWLY BUILT EFFICIENCY
for rent. Flamingo Gardens,

$580.00 monthly, first/last plus.

security deposit. Electricity,
water, basic cable, fridge,
stove, small gas tank, wooden
blinds, ceiling fan, -wirless,
security bars. Ideal for single
occupancy. 341-5410, 465-
5260, or 677-6052 (Ms Smith)

NEWLY BUILT HILL TOP
ocean view condos
off West Bay Street For Sale
lease and rent 2 bed,.21/2 bath
wooden kitchen with granite all
through, wood floors and
porcelain tiles, gated with pool
proposed
Ph 393-2864/424-2987
NEWLY RENOVATED
EFFICIENCY unfurnished,
$150 per week. All utilities
included,1st and last week,
$350 security to move_ in.

Fraser Allotment. Ph: 394-3555
or 429-4199

NICE, CLEAN 1 BED APT for
rent. Gated community, 5
minutes from P.1.

(very nice)$695. Ph: 454-1230

Séa ‘Breeze - Ens C/air,-

NICE 2: BED/1 BATH APT,
washer/dryer, - fridge & stove.
A/C, in both rooms. Water
included. Boatswin Hill,
Carmichael Road West. NO
pets!! $800/month, first, last 7
security. Phone:322-5525.

OAKES’ COURT,
ics DAVIS ST :
“2 bed,1 bath includes -

water. $650 - $750 ta
p rates alts Pee
Ph: 445-0165

OCEAN FRONT APTS, East
and West. Starting at $1,500.
Call 357-3423.

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.

OFF ST. VINCENT ROAD,
furnished, one bedroom,
security bars, spacious &

enclosed, $700p/m:
Washing facilities, gas & water.
Tel: 323-4626/468-8600.



OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Tih# 525-4480

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT,
12x12 ft interet, light, water,
cable, phone ready, $300 per
month located Carey
Department _ Store, | Mackey
Street ph#393-5649/525-4480
at night : ;

ONE .(1) BEDRROM APT,

' Garden
/pm, 1st &
. last month'rent plus security

deposit, $350. Call 424-9813.

ONE AIR-CONDITIONED
APA

RITMENT
. Sans Souci, Available now!
Completely ‘furnished, | one

bedroom Apt, full bathroom with

‘| large walk-in "closet, full kitchen,

including full tank of gas,

washing - machine, all

appliances are brand new.

ilities included: light, water
and cable, premises is Internet
and telephone ready.

Rent: $800, first and security.
Single occupancy preferred.
Ideal for professional person.

Quiet environment,
(premises enclosed).
Phone:.326-7218 (days)

“364-8072 (nights)
Cell: 556-4567

ONE BED, ONE BATH
APARTMENT FOR RENT.
Water, light, cable included,

‘ $500 per month. FirsV/last and

$400 security deposit.
Tel: 328-7537

VERY SPACIOUS, newly,
renovated 2-bed, 1-bath
apartments. Equipped with
security alarms, security

screens, surveillance cameras.
South Beach, $690 per month.
Water included. 357-9614/393-
4697.

ONE BEDROOM APT
unfurnished rent.
$700/mth. Phone 357-4661.

/}condo. Central

: ils #1, a water,. .
cable .included.- $65

FOR ao

ONE BEDROOM APT,
Saquoia St. Water, a/c,
secuirty bars, ceiling fan.
$450/mth. 326-8993/341-8171,
Mrs Davis

ONE BEDROOM APT.
TWO BEDROOM APT.
Call Mr. Rolle. 324-4309

ONE BEDROOM, Carmichael
Road, fridge, stove, blinds, A/C,
$625/mth, first, last+ $500 sec.
364-7183, 428-1944.

ONE BEDROOM, specious apt
for rent. Semi-furnished, water,
burglar bars, a/c. Off Springfield
Road, $600/pm Tel 436-3548,
or 364-9184.

ONE-BEDROOM APT
FOR RENT
Air-condition, water, burlar bar.
$475 and $550 per month .
Ph 341-8171/326-8993.

ONE-BEDROOM APT, for rent
very spacious, water & cable
included. Central-air, fridge &
stove. Secure yard. Peardale,
off Wulff Road. $550/month.

Tel:326-7477/477-4887.

OWN YOUR OWN
BEAUTY SALON
Everything, $850/pm.
Telephone
361-5926/449-8024, 445-5288.

PARADISE ISLAND

2 bed 2 bath ground floor
A/C, Washer,
Dryer, Dishwasher. New
renovated throughout.
Private patio, Beach Access.
Best rent in Paradise! $2,500/
Month .(Cable and
included

)
Call 376-5878; 324- 9308, 525-
9160, 393-1580.

- PARADISE ISLAND: :
2 bed, 3 bath Villa, private pool,
fully furnished, A pergely: at $
2,500.00 per month -
Ph. 327-7772

PILOT ousE~

Beautifully furnished, spacious, :

well-equipped 1: -bed, 4-bath

- apartment, central-air, large

pool, gym, 24-hour security,

ideal location close to
downtown and Paradise Island,

balcony, sea view,
$1,550 per month.

Call 362-0302/302-4328. .

SPACE 1: Double office
approximately 550sq.ft
unlimited use of boardroom and
kitchen, reception area, price
includes electrical use
surcharge applied quarterly /
monthly.

$2,400 will negotiate to $1,900.

SPACE 2:
approximately
unlimited use of boardroom and
kitchen, reception area also,
price includes electrical,
surcharge applied quarterly /
moanthly.
$1,800 negotiate to $1,550
Move in pecial, no security
deposit or last month, only first
month and move in.
535-8066.
E-mail: jwmitchell @ ymail.com

ROOMS FOR RENT including
utilities, $115 weekly, clean and
secure one person only. .$415
to move in, job letter and copy
of passport or driver’s license.
362-2384.

Single * office
2

Pool,

Internet.

75sq.ft }-

FOR RENT

STUDIO EFFICIENCY, water,
cable, fully furnished. Single
occupant only. $550 p/m, 1st,
last +$300 sec dep required.

Located #26 Zion Blvd, Sth

Bch. Ph: 392-0786.

SUMMER HAVEN
Two-bedroom apartment,
Christian couple or quiet
couple. Please call for more
information. 341-5174/324-
7985/434-2177.

SUMMER HAVEN, BLUE HILL
ROAD SOUTH. Burglar bars,
air-condition bedrooms, ceiling
fans, water 2-bed/2-bath
w/fridge & stove-$800/mth, 1st
& last, security $500 required.
Phone 557-4130.

Se eee
TOWNHOUSE 2bed, 1.5-bath,
c/air, fridge, stove, w/d, water,
alarm, gas, Coral Harbour,
$1,400 pm, first & last, dep
$1,000. 449-8744, 424-7234,
362-0340.

TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT
located in quiet area,
Bartlett’s Rd, off Johnson Rd
2-bed, 1.5 bath, secamity bers,
alarm systemIncluding fridge,
stove, ceiling fans,
$1,200/pm 1st, last/sec $500.
Ph:324-1774/557-3990.

TWO BEDROOM APT
Faith Ave north, central-air.
$700/mth. Water included.

Tel 341-5909

TWO BEDROOM APT for rent,
‘furnished and unfurnished, off
Buttonwood Ave, Pinewood
. Gardens. Phone 324-2170,

__. - 558-8278.

. TWO BEDROOM, TWO BATH:

St Andrew's Beach. Ests. . All
appliance _ +air-condition. Call
327-0581 after 7pm.~ © :

ROOM FOR RENT
- Furnished room for.rent
All utilities: included $100.00 per
“month. Phone 392-3944. -

ROOM FOR RENT
Market and Hay Streets.
Gas, light and water.
$120 per week. No.children.
Call 468-3154, Mr Rolle

ROOM FOR RENT
Utilities included. $100 weekly.
Phone 431-2565.

ROOM IN PRIVATE HOME for
rent, single person only and
must be working $250 move in
$110 weekly. 361-2498, or 465-
7916.

ROOMS , furnished, light,
water, cable, telephone.
$130 weekly, $30 sec deposit,
$430 to move in.
392-6706/456-3834.

ROOMS FOR RENT
Private bathrooms.
Phone 324-5276/359-0523
Light, water, cable,cooking gas

included.

SCAFFOLD RENTAL
Standing and cable for high rise
bids, pressure cleaning rentals.
Tel: 395-9294

SHOP AND OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
FARRINGTON ROAD
TEL:323-0029, 431-2810

THE TRIBUNE

FOR RENT
SEA BREEZE
bedroom apt with large kitcher
& closed to amenities laundries

transport. $650/mth. Includes
water.Tel:465-7712, 434-7705.

SHOP/OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT East South area
Phone 436-9006



SPACIOUS 2-bed, 2.5-bath
semi-furnished condo, located
Leeward East. incl cook-tor

stove on Island, built-in oven
fridge, central air, blinds, ceilinc
fans + water. $1500/pm, sec

dep. $500. Call. 427-0028, o1

364-8664 after 6pm.

_ WANTS -

TO. SHARE



“ WANTS TO SHARE
2 bedroom apt.
Everything included. $125/wk
$350 deposit. Yard enclosed
Tel 454-8475/394-7202.

WANTS TO SHARE
2-bedroom, 1-bath, very
spacious apartment. Light
water, cable included. $400/pm
first and last. Apt located or
Iguana Way, Off Carmichae
Road. Call:424-5448 anytime.

LOOKING FOR ROOMATE
to share in private home.
Everything included.

First and last, $400 per month.
Ph:392-5950 before 9am and
after 7pm.

. WANTS TO SHARE .-
2-bedroom, 1-bath, unfurnishec
apt, $475 per month, utilities

LANE: 1.



peed No’ kids/pet. Female .

referr
el $26-2776/423-81 19.

WANTS TO SHARE
A (3-bedroom house with <=
single’ female - only, $480 tc
move in.
392-0138, or 426-7202.

| SINGLE FEMALE to share <2

bedroom 1-bath, fully furnishec
apartment. $400 per month
341-8148, 502-1591.



TAKING CARE OF BABIES
done in private home, some
grooming. Serious person call
for information. 341 SA FOL
432-7431.

SALES ASSOCIATES AND
MANAGES needed, ages:
18-30. Must be articulate,
energetic and enthusiastic.
Tel 364-1548, or 394-2705.

AVON
Need extra cash? Become a
direct rep today. Call 341-8173
or 341-3819

AUTO MECHANIC NEEDED
fully experienced, serous
winded Bahamian male,
between 23-35 years &

mechanic helper, 1722 years.

Both must be able to read/write
properly. To work some

weekends. Salary negotiable

for Senior Mechanic. Call 328-

7941 for appointment.



THE TRIBUNE



SALESPERSON
for visitor publication.
15% Commission based pay,
no set hours.
Fax to 322-3428.

LIGHTBOURN TRADING CO
LTD. is seeking sales staff that
is well groomed, ambitious and
self motiated. We are very
interested in expanding
female presense on our sales
team, and welcom applicants
from ‘suitable qualified females.
Applicants must have previous
experience in sales with an
emphasis on
grocery,snacks,OTC medicines
and .HBA products, along with
reliable transporation. Starting
salary will be baes~- on
experience with potential to
increase pay base after 3
months probation. Applications
can be filled out at Lightbourne
Trading Co.,#18 Mackey Street,
next doot to Nassau Hotel &

Restuarant Supply. Only
persons with required
experience will be given
consideration. Applicants

should bring along the following
documents; recent passport
photo,current police
certificate,copy of National
Insurance Card and copy of
Passport

AVON

Buy, Sell or Sign-up.
Telephone:
361-5556
kempcorp @hotmail.com

BAR GIRLS & BIKINI GIRLS
NTED

Weekly pay plus great tips
Call 225-t114
“SCHOOL CUSTODIAN. _
NEEDED.
Must have a clean police record
and excellent references. Must
be able to work five days a
week. .
Please fax resume to
394-4790.

. SEEKING TO FILL
SERVER/BARTENDER AND
EXECUTIVE CHEF .

position in Exuma Island chain
for elite clientele. ‘
Five Star service knowledge/
experience; eye for detail and
pristine presentation a plus.
Day rate starts at $100, chef
salary based on experience,
lodging, food and transportation
included.

Please send resume and
photos appreciated to:
exumaservicejob @ gmail.com

THREE CORAL STONE
INSTALLERS NEEDED
Skilled Coral Stone Installers
with an eye for detail needed
for residential project.
Successful applicants must
have at least five years
experience in fabricating coral
stone. Interested applicants
Please write to: C12503, c/o
The Tribune, PO Box N3207,

Nassau.

YARD WORKER needed $30 a
day. Must pay own. travel
expenses. Contact Jerry
Newton, Man-o-War Cay,
Abaco, Bahamas. 242-577-
8615. :

the |.

BARBER NEEDED

; URGENTLY
Call 431-4930/ 364-2377

Must have own tools.

Great ~__ benefits, Great

environment. Ask for DON.

BEAUTY SALON seeking
Stylist to rent a booth.
Serious enquiries only.
525-7288, or 434-1287.

- CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
E SCHOOL
Dean’s Lane at Fori Charlotte
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 322-4271/4
Is accepting applications
Septe nber, 2011, at
Levels Kindergarten
Grade 10.
TESTING DATE:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
“ 9:00AM
Application packages available
at the school office Monday
through Friday, 8:30- 4:00pm
Deadline for receipt
applications: ~
Friday, February 18.

DELI/CAFE seeks middle
Manager position, 2 years min
experiene. Send email resume
to mknowles44 @ gmail.com.
Computer skills needed.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of
Culinary Operations,
experience _with European,
American & Caribbean Cuisine,
minimum of 5 years in control
of staffing, cost ratios & menu
advisory level 4 _ computer
comprehension, applicant must
be bilingual to communicate
with international clients.

for
Grade
through

of

Please submit applications by

mail to: Human Resources
Dept, PO Box EE-15168,
Nassau, The Bahamas.

EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE
provider needed for group play.
Hours: 10am-7pm. .
E-mail:
childcareclub @ hotmail.com

EXPERIENCED CREW
LEADER
Well-rounded in’ construction
trades specialty in finish
carpentry, clean’ police &
healthy certificates. Resume &

references must have _ full
compilement of tools and
transportation. Salary
negotiable.

Phone 393-1057.

BARBAR NEEDED FOR

PINDWOOD BARBER SHOP.
CALL 427-1940 :

FOR HIRE
Booth Rental or Commission
Barber, Hair Stylist, Nail Tech.
362-2284.

HONEST, CARING and mature
live-in Nanny to care of a new
born baby and to perform
housework. Must have
previous experience caring for
young babies and have
excellent references. Must also
be willing to interact with dogs.
Please call 393-1153 during the
daytime hours only.

PART-TIME workers
needed.Doing simple computer
work from home. Paid weekly.

Apply at
firstclass64 @ hotmail.com

‘needed








HONEST, CARING live-in
Housekeeper to care for three
school-aged children and to
perform housework. Must be
willing to interact with dogs and
be able to assist the children
with homework assignments
and projects. Please call 393-
6957 after 5pm.

HOUSEKEEPER/
CARETAKER NEEDED
to take care of elderly lady and
do house work, 5 days per
week. Salary $150.
Tel 535-8009.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER
for elderly lady in Eleuthera.
Bahamian only.
477-3952, 525-5969.

LIVE-IN MAID NEEDED
Reliable, mature trustworthy.
Call 393-5520, 395-0178.

LIVE-IN MAID NEEDED
to do general house cleaning
and manage a household in
Rock Sound, Eleuthera. Please
respond to 242-359-7011.
BAHAMIANS ONLY NEED
APPLY.

LOOKING FOR A PART TIME
MASSAGE THERAPIST
Phone 466-7751,
ask for Mrs Ferguson

MALE SECURITY GUARDS
NEEDED:

MUST BE BAHAMIAN
CITIZENS WITH NO
CRIMINAL HISTORY

BETWEEN THE AGES OF 21
TO 55. MUST BE WILLING TO
WORK SHIFTS, WEEKENDS,
AND HOLIDAYS. CALL 325-
6170/4 BETWEEN THE
HOURS OF 9:00 A.M — 5:00
P.M. TO APPLY.

MATURE FEMALE needed
with bread & pastry baking
skills. Contact 324-7528 for

more details.

NAIL BOOTHS FOR RENT
TEL: 423-0858, OR 361-4646
ASK FOR RAQUEL.

NEEDED SALES PERSON to
work in dive shop should be a
good swimmer and willing to
learn to scuba dive, must be
honest, reliable, good attitude,
must be well spoken and
confident. Bring two references,
police record, passport
pictures, no phone _ calls.
Bahama Divers Nassau Yacht
Haven, East Bay Street. Bwt
9:30-11:00am:

PART-TIME
GRAPHIC ARTIST.
Send resume to:
PO Box N-8661, Nassau. .

PROFESSIONAL BARBERS
Hair Stylist and Nail Technician
for upscale — salon,
positive attitude and customer
friendly persons can contact Tel
433-3484 for interviews.

PROGRESSIVE COMPANY
seeks Human Resources
Assistant. Applicants must be
familiar with the Bahamas
Labour Laws and have working
knowledge of human resources
Procedures and practices. The
ability to multi-task in a fast
paced environment is a must.
Please respond in writing to
HResources. assistant @ gmail.c
om by February 24th, 2011.









NTE
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED with
basic clerical skills, computer

literate, good command in -

English. Please’send resume

to employ @ greenworkltd.com/
info @ greenworksltd.com

EXPERIENCED HAIRSYLIST
needed urgently for salon in a
high traffic area. Booth rental
$100/pw or 60% Commission.
Call 434-3397/341-5879. :

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
LOOKING for a warehouse
persons and an a/c technician.
Tel: 393-3949 or 393-3924



CERTIFIED NURSE’S’ AID
seeks job to care for the elderly

with reliable __ transportation.
364-8547, 465-7716.

CHRISTIAN LADY
looking for work, 5 days/ week.
Tel 392-1164(H)

ESTATE MANAGER

POSITION
desired by mature, honest,
committed gentleman with

clean police record. A_ firm

believer in good team synergy

and good staff morale.

For relevant information, please

contact Lindbergh at 456-4494,
E-mail:lchutch @ gmail.com

LADY seek job as nursery
caretaker, certificate in CPR &

first aid. 364-6054, or 456-
1103. . 7
LADY seek live-out job,

Housekeeper or baby-sitter or
days work. 558-7959.

LADY seeking night baby-
sitting or housekeeping days or
weekly. Call 425-5098, 394-
3262.

LADY seeks job as live-in maid
to care for baby, elderly or
house work..Contact:428-2589,
323-6025, 436-0554.

LADY with healthcare degree
interested in homecare for the
elderly/sick.

Call 324-5111/436-2167.
MATURE LADY looking for
days work. Call 327-5670.

MATURE LADY seeking live-in
job. 544-7783.

MAURE LADY to do live-in
maid, baby-sitting or care for
the elderly. 468-0480.

‘POSITION WANTED
Caring for the elderly, baby-

Sitting, and maid work. Call
327-5670.
RELIABLE LADY with

transportation seeks night or
day job as housekeeper, baby-

sitter. 468-4274/341-5492/676-
2670.
RELIABLE LADY. with

transportation seeks job to pick
up and drop off children from
school. 468-4274/341-5492.

YOUNG LADY seeks jobs as
caring for the elderly and
housekeeping.

Tel: 552-8069, 468-2431.

A

WEDNES

SBSUSINEsSss
SERVICES



2 LADIES seeks days work or
to work as a cook. . 426-7202,
392-0138.

52-YEAR OLD, mature lady
seeking live-in job to look after

the elderly and babies. 394-

0228(H), cell:426-2080.



All Natural Health,
Skin & Hair Products
Sleep *Back eKidney *Sinus
Gas Hair Re-Grow .eLiver .

°Arthritis .c~Eyes ¢ Acne eFacial

Hair .eAcid Reflux -
Pain And More Great Products
ISLANDSEARTH.COM
676 3853





PET PRO’S
DOG Sea MING
D

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PET SERVICES

“6

Dog Grooming Services for
small | breed dogs only.
Business hours 6pm-10pm

(evenings) & Sunday 9am-6pm.
pick-up drop-off Service for
Eastern residents. (Located off
Sandilands Village Road: Call
427-5284, 364-7218 to make
appointment.

SCHOOL
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
One-way and 2-way rates
available
Low, low rates!

Ask about our.
“Added Value Package”
Call Now! 636-9974

ELECTRICIAN SERVICES
Residetial wiring, Lights, fans,
rennovation wiring. 24 hours
service call.Call me for a free
quote. Tel:242-465-8373

SUDDENLY SLENDER
(The Body Warp)
A COMPLETE SYSTEM over
40 years old!-
1 Mineral Slimming Solution:
Lose up to 10 pounds in 2

days

2) POWER PLATE
EXERCISING: 10 minutes is
equivalent to 1 hour at the
gym. (professional weight loss
and body toning) .
3) CARB & FAT STOPPERS:
Appetite control blocking fat &

carbs
4) THE BODY WRAP:
Guaranee you lose 10-30

inches of body fat _
See Suddenly Slender.com
See power plate.com
See yellow page (1126)

Telephone 393-9044
As seen on TVs life style of the
rich& famous

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LOSE 10-30 LBS AND MORE
Burns belly fat, fast + easy =
without diet or exercise’ ~
The Magic "Thin Pill" is here.
Fanny @364-0404 }

NEED HELP WITH YOUR
ACCOUNTING RECORDS?
PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT
AND RELIABLE SERVICE
CALL PHONE 477-4741

ON-CALL HAIR STYLIST
Loc maintenance, braids,
twists, sew-ins, and styles for
acults & kids: :

Tel:556-7290/362-1116.

OWN A CAR IN 48-HRS!
NO DOWNPAYMENT
GUARANTEED
SATISFACTION
GOVT/HOTEL WORKERS
PH 676-3374/456-5324

SAWYER’S A-1 PAINTING
AND BOXING CLEANING
Call for free estimates.
Great prices!!
556-3753/362-1116

TELEVISION, COMPUTER,
refrigerator, stove, washer &
dryer repairs. NFusion & Llink
Programming. 395-0087.






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Management
We Offer:
Landscapes & Hardscapes
Scheduled Lawn Maintenance
Hardscapes
: Tree Trimming
Residential Property
Management
Affordable Rates
Free Estimates
Schedule Today!
242-376-8847/242-426-9765
greengrassbahamas @ live.com

PARIS BEAUTY PALACE
presents

“Love on a BUDGET”
NAILS & TOES: Tammy Taylor
or color airbrush
W/HAIRSTYLE: Relax +wap,
spiral or style for
Only $99.99 add weave for
$999
Love ya self & Call TODAY.
434-3397, 361-5059.

AS SS ms
|, SHANNY MAJOR, I’am no
longer at Barbies, l’am-now at
EXQUISITE CUTZ,
: Ridgeland Mall
°g26-5891, 455-9089.



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TO ALL MY CLIENTS |,
Annakay is no longer at
Finesse Beauty Salon.
Relocated to Crazy Hair & Nail




Barr on East St South opposite

Sparkles Wash House, next
door to Cost U Les Beauty
Supplies. Tel: 556-0237

NECIE MACKEY
To all my valuable clients,
I'm no longer at Nails &
Thangs. Instead you can now
find me at
The Nail Room
: on the corner of Robinson
Road & 3rd Street.
Come let me continue to
pamper your hands & feet.
Tel 322-5002/467-0981.

“AMBIANCE NAIL GALLERY
Airbrush Nails $19.99
Tammy Taylor $24.99

Located Carmichael Rd. next to

Texaco. 434-8060

— VALENTINE SPECIAL

at Cosmo Cabin

Pink and white tips and toes

$55
- Natural Full set nails $25
Natural tip on toe $15
Glitter nails $30
Special runs 3 dag only
Starts Feb 10th-Sat, Feb 12
Phone 392-21 43.





.much more

= esses
DUCHESS GLAM TEAM
Makeup Artistry & elegant hair
weaving for weddings &
special occasions.
Contact 466-9883 for an
appointment.











1, NET PRATT I’am no longer.

at Barbies l’am now at
Exquisite Cutz,
Ridgeland Mall

326-5891, 454-5830



HOT SPECIALS
Rope Twist a

Kinky Twist
Shingles ..

“324-7883

HOT SPECIALS

$14.99

»...619.99
$24. 99° and

Phone 324-7883 ©

Pedicures ...
Pink and white




TO ALL MY VALUABLE
Customers | am no longer
at ‘Finesse’, | am-now at

Crazy Hair/Nail Bar, —
East St South.
Hair/Nail Booth avail For
rent. 328-6151/422-6151.

Desktops and laptops.

Onsite repairs or pickup and
delivery.

Phone 393-07 15/535-5702.



WORK TRUCK FOR HIRE
@ $75 per load
Moving furniture/removal of
trash, etc. 392-5364.

COMPUTER REPAIRS.





SEALTIGHT ROOFING
Roof Repair - All Replacement
Cutters, all types.

Tel: 436-6865, 324-0662.

MIRACLE PRAYER
Do you have a problem with
husband, wife, a family
problem! Sister Joyce can help

you to put family back together.

Call:565-8531

SUPERNATURAL DIVINE

PRAYERS & DELIVERANCE
for court cases, marriages,
financial breakthrough from

curses, witchcraft & other
prayers of darkness.
Call 242-433-7146.
-supernaturaldivineprayer
-deliverance @ hotmail.com
-Facebook

NAIL CLASSES
Kit included
Payment plan available
Starts February 28th, 2011
Tel: 392-2143

ADULT READING CLASSES

It's never too late.
. Phone 395-7145.

SPANISH TUTORING
For all ages.
Course for BGCSE.
Call 359-1262
Limited space available.

VOCAL COACHING

AVAILABLE FOR
SINGERS
Mon-Friday, 12pm-5pm
CALL NOW. 324-8117
leecallender @ hotmail.com

BGCSE

Diploma & Degree
Approved by Dept
of Public: Service
Institute of Business
and Commerce,
324-4625.



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YES YOU CAN
Start your computer and typing
3-in-1, or All-in-1
Course with just $125
val TOYA'S, 393-7045

EMT TRAINING
The Bahamas Medical Learning
Centre has scheduled an EMT
Basic Course for March 17,
2011..A minimum of 10 seats
available. Please, serious
applicants only.

Tel: 636-6530, or 544-5902.
E-mail: support@ bmicnow.org.
Visit: www.bmicnow.org.

EXCELLENT FRENCH/
SPANISH
TUTION FOR ALL LEVEL!
Classwork Homework, BJC,

BGCSE, whatever. Please call
467-0082/326-7698 at anytime.

*HAIR CLASSES
*NAILS CLASSES
EVERYHING INCLUDED
Ph: 322-2801- 565-8190

LEARN TO FLY

Private Pilots Course
Instrument & Commercial
Theory
535-2484 Eve 0904
flightshopbahamas @ hotmail.
com


















BUSINESS FOR SALE
Retail Sales, good location
Contact 395-0178.

KEYBOARDS/STUDIO
EQUIPMENT’

Horg DSS, Siel, Horg Karma,
drum machine, Fosiry digital
recorder, sampler & studio
effects & rack channel mixer,
etc. 32-8597 evenings:

For Sale
Restaurant located off West
Bay St. On Waterfront.

Serious enquiries only
Fax:327-8718. >

NEW BUSINESS FOR SALE

341-8181, 376-4733



ITEMS FOR SALE
Air-Brush Machine $275.00

Generac Generator Transfer
Switch $650

4 peera Security System +
DVR $550

Contact:454-8806

ITEMS FOR SALE
Bath tub and basin, kitchen
sink, couch, variety o plants.
324-1392, 465-9260.

COMPUTER SALE
Used computer, full systems
with Monitors from $125.C0
NEW full system from $675. 0o
Call:326-5603.

DIRECT TV RECEIVER
FOR SALE
All Movies & Sports Channels
incl. Free installation. $250.00.
Call 565-3904 ask for Brian.

FOR SALE
PC Computer w/18”
LCD monitor $300
Tel 302-8533, Mon-F «i.
FOR SALE
- Silver Bullion Coins
- Silver American Eagle Coins
Call 424-5857

FOR SALE
100% working HP 19” computer
flat screen, $135.00

| Call 445-6507.

FOR SALE
6-Burner Stove, brand new 48”
fuel fuel (Wolf) Model #DF486

Wolf Pro Wall Hood Model
#PW482718R
Serious enquiries only, call
363-2084.

FOR SALE

Apartment size fridge $150
Computer deskt $50
Dining table $50
Tel:357-5808, 436-2951,
0924(eve)

FOR SALE
Attractive Hurricane Shutters
Double windows, $190.

Singles $100.
Built to order.
Ph: 426-8704

455-

FOR SALE

Professional Hail dryer

with chair

Used washer

Gas dryer

2-piece front room set

Used fridge

Microwave.

362-1497, 325-6041, 445-2408.

FOR SALE

Redicure Chair $250
Nail Table $100
Shampoo Bowl $100
-Solid wood bunk bev
drawers $500
Solid Wood Study table $200
Front room set $600 ‘

Tel:392-2143

with

FOR SALE
Restaurant Equipment
Freezers, beverage coolers,
stoves, display coolers, steam

table, Contact 535-9959.

GREAT PRICES
beauty aide and hair care
products ,and more.
Call 636-6840

YSG MCTORS
is having a sale on their
USED CARS
from Feb 4th to Feb 28
Prices stating from $4,500

We also have repossessed
cars at affordable prices Note
we do not Finance.
Call:328-7504 or 55-5481 ask
for Ken.

Articles
For Sale








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JUST LIKE NEW
Love seat and sofa for sale
$600
Tel 392-2143.

KENMORE/WHIRPOOL
WASHERS $350.00 & up
Kenmore/Whirlpool Apt
fridge, $350 & up

Sharp Microwave $85.00
42’ Hitachi TV $400.00
Complete desk $100.00
Dining table 6-pc $375.00
Mattress /boxspring $249.00
Tel:364-2646.

KING SZ BED $450.00
Blk. leather recliner love seat
$450.00
Sofa bed $250 -
Dryer $250
20” TV $120
Full 50-Ilb gas tank $160.00

sizer

‘Entertainment centre $50.00.

456-9667.

LIKE NEW EXECUTIVE
10 conference room table with
10 leather chairs, custom made

table with 2 "pedestal base
$2,500.00 ‘ a
Executive Cherry Desk and

matching Credenza $1,500.00

Locking gated server cabinet,
like new condition $1,000.00

Please call 427-8150 or 325-
8478

USED 4-pc single bed set.
(wicker). $400.
Tel 477-6989

USED ITEMS FOR SALE
30” electric stove

1-ton air compressor
18,000 BTU wall unit
Gym set with weights
Call 326-5603.

VALENTINE’S SPECIAL
Brand new 32GB Apple Ipod
Touch w/camera, camcorder,
face time (ideal for Facebook)
plus Wifi! Only $450.00
357-5506.

BABY ITEMS
Everything must go
Cribs, walker, playpen, etc.
You name the price.
Phone 392-3944

BRAND NEW IPOD 32GB
USB flash drive for sale.
Call 324-5111,436-2167

GRAND
BAHAMAS

CLASSIFIEDS

BIMINI SANDS
Resort In Bimini
Looking for Surfer &
Kite Boarder Instructor
Must have 5 years experience.
347-3500



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Location: Beige building West of Scotia Bank Wulf Road and East St.





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CONCHREST, CABLE BEACH

Charming, private, beachfront condo js a spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath

retreat from everyday hustle and bustle. Features include bal-
; sonles, shutters, central air and pool,

THE REEF At ATLANTIS RESIDENCES, PARADISE ISLAND

~sTarn-key 1 & 2 bdrm residences, ranging from 550-1700 sq. ft.
ehjoy ocean resort views, Turnberry elegance and Atlantis amenii-
ties, From $1, 250, O00 - $4,495,000. JSHO1A7, se. 500148

: PARADISE ISLAND :

© This fully furnished, 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath towntiouse ina Spanish
- style complex. has “modern: kitchen, appliances including
. washer/dryer, a swimming pool, and pase. ‘$335, 900. astes30

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: SULGRAVE MANOR

A hill top treasure with spacious 3 bdrm, 3 bath ground floor unit, -
has beach access, 24 hour security, marble. and ceramic floors, a/c, °

_ $640, Be0. NS06678

$1,799,000, NS07212

WHISPERING PINES, YAMACRAW ROAD"

This great first. home ina gated community, is a 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
turn-key, townhouse wi french windows, spacious kitchen, a/c
units, full-size washer & diver Pets allowed. $a: 000. NS07135

ROYALL BEACH ESTATES, SOUTH OCEAN

Within a gated beachfront community, this stunning 3 barn. 3
bath penthouse captures ocean views, has high ceilings, bay win-
dows, central air, plus a Se eee Paice PORU.O08: NS06833

MOUNT VERNON
Large 3-bdrm, 2.5 bath family-home in quiet neighborhood fea-
tures wood-flooring, laundry room, study area, shed, double

garage and covered patio for entertaining. $439,000. NSO72175

EASTERN ROAD.

* Turn- key, 3-storey, 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath ome: has.a breathtaking
ocean view, enclosed yard, rooftop terrace, wood ceilings, a/c, se-
curity pote carport, pent and more. ee 000. moro

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: Eastern Road: a7 Oren, Ht. tat: neviect foe 1

dream home.and close to schools. Alf utili- 4

+ tes in place. $275,000. NS06479 i
- High Vista: 8,000 sq. ft lot just off Eastern ©

Road. $95,000. ‘NSO07217

REGBUCEDI St. Alban’s Brive: 1.25 commer:
cial/residential property. $650,000. NS670B9

Sandyport: Canialfront lot of 4,336 sq. ft.in |

a sought after area. $199,000. NSO7184

Westridge Estates: 1.05 acres perfect for a ;

family home. $406,000. NS07188

The Balmoral, ‘Prospect Ridge: 7,460 - 8,664
sq. ft. residential lots in this gated commu-

nity. From $230,000. NSO6747

: Camperdown: 47,020 sq. ft. lotin-a cul-de-
5 Sac subdivision...$225,000. NS07095 :

Killarney Shores: Build your family home on

— this 9,500 sq, ft: lot. $129,000, NS66832

tyford Cay: Large 0.5 acre single family lot’

with excellent amenities. $565,000, NSO6767

_ Crooked island: Nearly 2 acres with 100 ft.
of beach. $149, 900. RS10560 ©

- tittle Exuma:. 373 acre development beach
_ tract. $14,006,600. EXé6

Scrub Hill, Long island: Two hilltop lots of
approximately 0.75 acres each. $127,500
Sacks £S10605 & 1510606

CABLE BEACH
Fully furnished 2

bdrm, beach- |

“= front condo.
$2,000/mea.
= NR19627
B 2 and 3 bdrm,

> furnished tawn- | :

; homes.

THE BALMORAL
2 bdrm town-

> house with epay 7,

CABLE BEACH

Wl Furnished 2 bdem i

= condo at gated
. Chertsey complex.
; $3,250/mo.

NR10624 ©

COLLINS AVE,

Large 4 bdrm:

» home, great for
~ commercial use.
: - $12,000/mo.

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PRIME MINISTER HUBERT INGRAHAM:

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concludes agreement

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THERE is no stopping the |

Hubert Ingraham told the
House of Assembly. |

A few hours after the gov- .

ernment concluded its agree-
ment to sell 51 per cent of its
shares in the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny to Cable and Wireless, Mr

APOLOGY

ON the front page of Tues-
day’s Tribune, a photo was
incorrectly captioned “Self-
less: Bishop Michael Hartley
Eldon.”

The photo was ‘not of the ©
late Bishop Eldon, but rather
of Anglican Bishop Laish

Boyd, who was mentioned i in -'

the'story.
The Tribune apologises for
this error. —

Ingraham told Parliament the

‘company’s employees should

try to adjust to this new reali-
ty as soon as possible.

He said: “The sale is pro- -
ceeding. We want to ensure:

employees benefit from the
sale. We want employees to
use every opportunity they

_have to engage with new boss- .

es who are going to be there.

It is not possible to stop it.” °

‘ The transaction, worth $210
million, plus $7 million in

stamp tax, is still subject to.

parliamentary, and regulato-
ry approvals which are
expected to be concluded by

April 4.

Mr Ingraham said: "We

‘ should not delay progress in

this area any further, The duly

elected government of the ©

Bahamas is satisfied this’is the
best transaction for the
Bahamas. The democratical-

ly-elected government of the.

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By AVA TURNQUEST
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‘UNIONISTS yesterday &
vowed that their protest
against the sale of the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions would transform the
country into a “small
Egypt. 99 -s-

~ Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Officers
Union President Bernard
Evans said disruptions in
services could be expected
as a result of the govern-
ment’s continuation with
the sale-of BTC’s majority
stake to Cable and Wire-
less Communications
(CWC).

Mr Evans pledged: “We

| will continue our stance.

| The will of the people is
the strength of the people,
and I guess if the Bahamas
is ready and the govern-
ment is ready to see a small
Egypt then they gonna‘get
it. :

































AGREEMENT: Prime Minister Hubert RgEa SERS nana Cable and Wireless CEO David
Shaw as they hold:the Memorandum of Cee Tim Clarke/T ribune staff
PLP WILL OPPOSE SALE OF
BIC IN PARLIAMENT VOTE

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SEE page two



SECURE VETO
POWERS IN BIC ©
| SALES AGREEMENT

| By NOELLE NICOLLS -
Tribune Staff Reporter.’
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net.

THE Progressive Liberal Party will
oppose.the government's.sale of BTC
when it comes to a vote in Parliament,
.party leader Perry Christie vowed yes- aan
terday. ’ pie RR

Afier Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-. ; HEIGHTENED security measures at Rasen Square.
ham tabled the Memorandum of By CELESTE NIXON

SEE page 11 : Tribune Staff Reporter

MAN FOUND SHOT DEAD it pie cone

REPORTS reached the Tribune last
night that the bullet riddled body of a man
had been found by police near the Town
Centre Mall in Yellow Elder Gardens.

The victim is thought to be 26 years old.

No further details:-were released before
press time last night.



;. ALTHOUGH it will be a,
} minority partner in BTC, the
} government plans to secure
i itself veto powers in the sales
: agreement with Cable and —
_ } Wireless Communication
i (CWC).
; | THE police presence in Rawson Square was strong ; ' The “extremely important
; yesterday as authorities prepared for what turned ; protections” built into the
; out to be a.small showing by around 50 BIC union : agreement will allow the gov-
; protesters. : ernment to block “certain
: © With the government tabling the Memorandum : : actions” undertaken by CWC
i of Understanding signed with Cable & Wireless for : that do not meet its approval.

SEE page 11 SEE page 11

4 Stoves: at Calille Beatin & Eas: Boy St,
Sales: 242.308.1100 © Sits 242 IH IU

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BTC MONOPOLY
WAS MAINTAINED

TO ‘MAXIMISE JOBS’ |

IN PUBLIC SECTOR

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter

nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE monopoly held by :
the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company was :
maintained for so many }

years to “maximise jobs” in

the public sector and to pro- i
tect the government’s invest- :
Prime. Minister :

ment,
Hubert Ingraham said.

The old BTC would not }
survive in the “aggressive :
marketing environment” of :

a liberalised. market,

because it does not have the
necessary strengths in }
“mobile service,” said Mr: :

Ingraham as he tabled doc-
uments related to the sale

of BTC to Cable and Wire- :
less (Communications

(CWC).

He said concerns about :
BTC’s ability to compete :
fueled the government’s :
- decision in the past to main- :
tain the monopoly and pro- j

tect its own investment.

- “CWC is a global tele- :
It, has }
economies of scale and. the :
strength to support-BTC in :
an aggressive competitive ;
environment. We therefore }
see it as a partner financial-. }
ly and operationally very }

coms operator.

strong, that can bring signif-

icant value to BTC,” said

Mr Ingraham.

gramme,” he said.-

Given the global purchas- }
ing power of CWC, Mr :
Ingraham said the country :
could expect the company :
to be “far more effective i

and efficient.”

“CWC plans include
healthy ongoing levels of :

imvestment,” the prime min-
ister said.



MINISTER OF TOURISM
and Aviation Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

ROAMING rates are
expected to fall once the gov-
ernment completes the sale
of: BTC to Cable and Wire-
less Communications, accord-
ing to a CWC business plan
tabled in Parliament yester-
day.

Although revenue losses
are expected due to these rate
reductions, CWC plans to sig-
nificantly capitalise on oppor-
tunities presented by the five
million annual visitors.

. “Roaming data usage per
visitor is likely to grow by 130-
150 per cent within the next
five years,” said the CWC

business plan.

During his presentation in
the House of Assembly yes-
terday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham highlight-
ed the delivery of “better
roaming and easier connec-
tions for all overseas travellers
using BTC services.”

“Cable and Wireless has
significantly more roaming
agreements than BTC, which
will enable Bahamians to
roam in more countries and
with more providers across
the world, and enable more
visitors to roam locally in the
Bahamas, thereby increasing
BTC’s income from roaming
activity. Given the large and
growing tourism business of
the Bahamas, it makes sense,

‘We'll turn country into small Egypt’

FROM page one

phroushout the ensuing days and
weeks to come until the debate begins,
we will continue to agitate.”

BTC union leaders were expressing
their dissatisfaction after learning that

the government had moved forward.

with the sale in a letter from Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham. |

The letter read: “A Memorandum of
Understanding, a contract, and other
documents relating to the sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless have

now been finalised and will be signed.
and laid on the table’ of the House of. .
- Assembly today.”

In the letter, Mr Ingraham advised
union Jéaders they would have an oppor-
tunity|to meet with him prior to the

The competitiveness of *. debate in the House of Assembly to dis- °

BTC depends on “a sus- }
tained and significant ongo- :
ing capital expenditure pro- |:

cuss the documents tabled. .

-Mr Evans said: “I want to apologise
right now publicly to all of-our valued
customers. Be patient with us, but need-
less to say that services will be affected
somewhat. Be patient with us, we are

- fighting for a cause we believe, we know,

is bigger than BTC’s members and

employees. We are fighting | for the

future of our children.”

The MOU was signed with CWC in-

December, causing uproar from the
unions representing BTC workers, and
‘the Opposition ne accused the Gov-



ernment of ' "secretly" negotiating the
deal because the document was not
released immediately.

_ Umbrella trade unions, the National
Congress of Trade Unions of the
Bahamas (NCTUB) and the Trade
Union Congress (TUC), also backed
BTC's unions.

‘BTC union members were called to’

Rawson Square during their lunch hour
to continue showing disapproval for the
majority sale as the government tabled

the MOU and other sale documents.

Members from ‘the other supporting
unions were not asked to. attend as union
leaders advised they did not need their
presence at this time.

An estimated 50 BTC union mem-”

bers were said to have attended at the
demonstration’s peak.
Speaking to the press yesterday, Mr

Evans said: “When you elect people to.

do your will, and they decided that they
know more than you know, and when
the majority of people come and say in
such. a resounding way that they don’t

support this, and yout still want to force

something like this down their throats,

it’s telling me that we are bordering on:a_
- practice. There is something fundamen-
‘tally wrong when you can say the gov-

ernment is allowed to do and to deal .

with a matter of such national impor-
tance as the sale of BTC.”

Mr Evans added: “Days and night

strike definitely. It is coming.”

that BTC should improve its
ability to capture this source
of revenue. The cost of roam-
ing will also go down because
of CWC,” said Mr Ingraham.

The potential to grow rev-
enues in this area is “substan-
tial,” said Minister of Tourism
and Aviation Vincent Van-
derpool-Wallace, echoing the
prime minister.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said limited access to roam-
ing services was a “real prob-
lem” and the opportunity in
the Bahamas is unlike .any-
where else, considering the
over five million visitors.

He said a visiting group
recently participated in a
courtesy call and “complained
about the inability to use

"loaning rates ‘expected to fal’ once BTC sale complete

mobilé services.’

The expansion of GSM
postpaid and prepaid roam-
ing setvices and 3G roaming
will be a strategic priority for
CWC, according to the busi-
ness plan.

“Roaming is a critical offer-
ing for both residents and
tourists to the Bahamas,
improved service offering will
help maintain and grow our
market position,” stated the

plan.
The company plans tc
negotiate commercial

arrangements and benefit
from existing arrangements in
the United Kingdom, the
United States, Canada, the
Caribbean, Haiti, Panama,
Mexico and Honduras.



POLICE speak to BCPOU president Bernard Evans in front of the House of Assembly yesterday.

NOTICE

WEIZER,

Roland Rochat

President and Executor of the
Nelly and Viktor Schweizer-Huber
Foundation |

C/o Gibson, Rigby & Co.
Chambers

Ki-Malex House,

Dowdeswell Street

Nassau, The Bahamas

IN THE ESTATE OF VIK-
TOR ALEXANDER SCH-
(a.k.a VICTOR
ALEXANDER SCWEIZER),
late of Pinta Avenue 2, Bahamia,
on the Island of Grand Bahama,
one of the Islands of the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas, de-
ceased.

/NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
_ having any claims against the above-named
Estate are required on or before the 10th day:
of March, A. D: 2011 to send their namés; ad-
dresses and particulars of their debts or claims,
to the undersigned, and if so required by notice
in writing from the undersigned to come in and
prove such debts or claims, or in default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of any ©
distribution AND NOTICE is hereby also
given that all persons indebted’ to the said Es-
tate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date herein before mentioned AND
NOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration
of the date hereinbefore mentioned, the assets
"of the Estate of the said late, VIKTOR ALEX-
ANDER SCHWEIZER, (a.k.a VICTOR AL-
EXANDER SCWEIZER), deceased, will be
distributed among the persons entitled thereto
having regard only to the claims of which the
' President and Executor of the Nelly and Viktor
Schweizer-Huber Foundation shall then have
had notice.

DATED the 4th day of February, A.D., 2011



_ Felipé Major/Tribune staff

NOHIRINGOR
FIRING OF STAFF.
EARNING MORE
THAN $50,000 UNTIL
SALE COMPLETE

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

MANAGEMENT at the
Bahamas Telecommunica-

_ tions Company cannot hire or

fire employees earning more
than $50,000 per year until ©
the sale of majority stake to
Cable and Wireless Commu-
nications is completed.
Pre-completion undertak- |
ings set out in the Share Pur-
chase Agreement, and tabled
in the House of Assembly
yesterday, itemised numerous

. clauses governing the opera-

tional management of BTC.

The agreement; which was
signed by the government
and CWC executives yester-
day, prohibits BTC from
making “any material change
in the nature or organisation
of its business” outside of
changes affected by the vol-
untary workforce restructur-
ing plan.

Clauses discussed the
granting, allotment, or
issuance.of shares; share capi-
tal; acquisition of shares; the
borrowing and granting of
loans; the disposal of assets;
amendments to terms of
employment; to the pension
scheme; agreements with the
government; contracts for
goods and services provided
by the company or provided
to the company.

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Bishop calls for change in national work ethic



CHANGING HABITS: Bishop Simeon Hall said he aie: the creation of thousands oft new jobs through the
Baha Mar project will prompt the Bahamian workforce to shed its bad work habits.



Govt to pay Baha Mar
for oil spill clean-up

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

THE government will pay
half a million dollars to Baha
Mar for the clean-up of-an oil
spill discovered nine years'ago
in the Cable Beach area.

Under the Heads of Agree-
ment (HOA) for the devel-
opment, Baha Mar will
become responsible for con-
tinuing and completing the
. clean-up. Once the job is fin-
ished, the government will
pay $500,000 of the compa-
ny’s costs.

According to Dwayne Cur-
tis, assistant director of the

Environmental Monitoring
and Risk Assessment Divi-
sion (EMRAD) of the
Department of Environmen-
tal Services, a significant accu-

Venezuela charges ex-generals in 1989 violence

CARACAS, Venezuela
Associated Press

VENEZUELAN prosecutors have brought
criminal charges against two retired generals
for their roles in violence during unrest in
1989, the attorney general said Tuesday.

The 1989 riots in Caracas, known as the
"Caracazo," were triggered by a hike in gaso-
line prices and public transportation fares. The
government said at least 300 people died, but
some rights activists say hundreds more were
killed — many of them shot by security forces
struggling to re-establish order.

- mulation of oil was first dis-

covered in 2002 by a resident
of Ruby Avenue during
installation of a septic tank.

“The source was.a leaking ©

underground transition line
froma laundry facility at the
Radission Hotel which over
time has accumulated many
thousands of gallons of oil,”
said Mr Curtis.

At the time of the discov-
ery, the property was owned
by the Hotel Corporation of
the Bahamas.

Ground Water. and Envi-
ronmental Services, an Amer-
ican company, was selected
to initiate a three phase clean-

_ up plan. The first stage was

completed in 2007, Mr Cur-

tis said, adding that the pro- .

ject was “aborted” because of

the shift in ownership.
According to the HOA,

upon purchasing the property,

Baha Mar became responsi-
ble for submitting a revised
clean-up plan and completing
the clean-up process.

“The government is work-
ing together with Baha Mar

to ensure ‘that the“oilspill- is
removed and the site is left in’ ”

acceptable conditions as
agreed upon,” said Mr Cur-
tis.

While he could not estimate
a completion date for the pro-
ject as the revised plan from
Baha Mar has yet to be deliv-
ered and still needs approval
from the government, Mr
Curtis said the contaminated
area has been “isolated” and
will not impede the start of
construction on the develop-
ment.

He said: “We want to
ensure that the project can
advance in an environmen-
tally sustainable fashion.”



The retired generals Freddy Maya Cardona
of the National Guard and Luis Fuentes Serra
of the Caracas police were charged for their

arrested.

roles in some of the deaths, Attorney Gener-
al Luis Ortega Diaz told reporters.

Maya was charged with being an accom-
plice in the killings of 10 people, while Fuentes
was charged with being an accomplice in the
killings of 21 people, the attorney general's
office said in a statement.

Their cases bring to five the number of
former officials facing charges for security
forces' response to the unrest. None has been

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

RELIGIOUS leader Bish-
op Simeon Hall said he hopes
the creation of thousands of
new jobs through the Baha
Mar project will prompt the
Bahamian workforce to shed
its bad work habits.

On the heels of Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's
announcement that the Baha
Mar construction phase will
create as many as 4,500 jobs
for Bahamian labourers, Bish-
op Hall urged workers to
show up to work with a posi-
tive attitude and a commit-
ment to perform well.

In addition to the construc-
tion jobs, there will be about
7,000 new jobs available for
Bahamians once construction
is complete on the $2.6 billion
mega-resort in Cable Beach.

"The many opportunities
for employment which the
Baha Mar project will create
for thousands of Bahamian
workers must be met with a
new and different attitude
towards work and rendering
service on the part of employ-
ees," said Bishop Hall in a
statement yesterday.

"We commend the govern-
ment for doing what any good
government should do — cre-
ate jobs for its citizens.

"Many Bahamians seem
mired in a culture that they
are 'owed something’ and that
they are 'doing the boss a
favour'. That attitude must
change.

"This project will change

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life of the Bahamas and’those

persons who will be directly. .

affected by it must respond

with good and exemplary,

work habits.
"There must be a shift’ in

. the national culture of apathy,

carelessness and bad work
habits on the part of many
Bahamian workers."

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BTC to regional telecommu-
nications provider Cable &

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servants to improve their per-
formance.
"While the vast majority of

‘the country's workers give a



fair day's work for a fair day's
pay, too many of the nation's
employees seem mired in a
culture of 'bad attitude,'" Mr
Hall said at the time.

"We ought to commend
persons in public places when
they do well. Likewise, we
ought to complain ardently
when we receive poor service
or a ‘Why are you bothering
me' attitude from persons
whose salary you pay. A radi-
cal shift in the way we serve
the public is needed and
unions should lead the way."

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Union leader promises a ‘small Egypt’

YESTERDAY the Government laid on
the table of the House the much anticipated
agreement to-sell 51 per cent of Bahamas
Telecommunications Company to Cable and
Wireless Communications. The transaction
is still subject to parliamentary and regula-
tory approvals.

Opposition leader Perry Christie quickly .

announced that his party will not support
the sale. He said the Opposition was par-
ticularly “grieved that even though the deci-
sion was made to sell, the decision was made
to sell 51 per cent.” To him that was “an
error of judgment on the part of this gov-
ernment and certainly does not serve the
best interests of the people of the Bahamas."

We know that Mr Christie, a lawyer,
probably does not have much practical expe-
rience in the business world, but when a
purchaser is so-hobbled in a sale — as is
Cable & Wireless — the vendor has to relin-
quish something to keep him interested in
the purchase. An early snag in the negotia-
tions was C&W’s need to slash 30 per cent of
BTC’s 1,150 work force to put the company
in a position to compete in an open market.
Obviously, Mr Ingraham, fighting desper-
ately to save BTC jobs and making it clear
that his government would not tolerate any
forced redundancies, had to somehow
“sweeten the pie” to keep C&W at the nego-
tiating. table. Many benefits, such: as very
generous pensions among other perks, had
to be protected for current staff.

We presume 51 per cent and the three
year period of exclusivity for its cellular ser-
vice had to be the bait to clinch the deal.

And yet BTC employees are screaming
that government is not thinking of the
Bahamian people. Maybe they have a point
there. An argument can be made that in his
effort to protect BTC staff, he did indeed
defer many of the benefits that the Bahami-
an people want now for another three years.
This is to protect BTC staff and give them
time to decide their future.

If this had been an ordinary sale — or

even if BTC workers had become the own-
ers of the company — reality would have

set in very quickly. They would have become —

business men and women overnight, and
about 300 staff would have had to have been
made redundant immediately for the over-
burdened company to survive.

We presume that 51 per cent was the

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ERMIDE PASCAL, of
Francis Ave., Fox Hill, FH-14040, Nassau, Bahamas,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

price that government had to pay to pro-
tect the jobs of many ungrateful staff.

Denise Wilson, BCPOU secretary gen-
eral, declared that even though some
Bahamians might not understand why unions
are continuing to fight the sale, “it comes
down to our rights.” We understand only
too well why they are fighting, they are not
thinking of the country, or the Bahamiaris
who pay their salaries, their focus is’solely on
themselves.

As for BCPOU president Bernard Evans,
despite wanting us to believe that unionists
are fighting the sale for the sake of future
generations, he has vowed to turn this coun-
try into a “small Egypt.” Those of us who
have watched television these past two
weeks know exactly what that means —
destruction. And after he has destroyed the

nation, what does he plan to salvage from the

ruins to pass on to his children?

He talks about’ showing the strength of
the people.

Mr Evans is fooling himself if he thinks his
minority, now trying.to hold the govern-
ment hostage, represents the will of the
majority of Bahamians.

“T want to apologise right now publicly to

all of our valued customers,” said Mr Evans.
“Be patient with us, but needless to say that
services will be affected somewhat. Be
patient with us, we are fighting for ‘a cause
we believe, we know; is: bigger than BFC’s

members and employees. We are fighting |

for the future of our children.”

Mr Evans forgets that Bahamians have
been patient will their performance for too
long now. The patience of most of us has
run out.

Either the Bahamas is going to forge
ahead for the sake of our children, or it is

‘going to be held back in the cesspool of inef-

ficiency.
After Mr Evans has turned us into anoth-

_ er Egypt and jeopardised the jobs of all
Bahamians, there won’t be much left for ~

another generation.
Nor have we any patience with an unrea-
sonable people who reject an invitation to at

least sit down and have a discussion with

the Prime Minister.
What should be remembered is that
Prime Minister Ingraham is the elected rep-

resentative of the Bahamian people, not Mr —

Evans or union leaders.



Here goes cry
baby Branville
McCartney again!

EDITOR, The Tribune. :

Has Branville McCartney
lost his mind?

-I was completely taken
aback by the nerve of this
political neophyte to fix his
mouth and say that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham is
not compassionate. Mr

McCartney’s desperation is ©

showing. It’s my opinion he
simply has sour grapes
because Mr Ingraham refuses
to name him as his successor.
Ihave a bit of advice for him:
wait your turn. There are oth-
ers who were there before

you.

I heard Mr McCartney say
on another radio station that
he is still an FNM member. I
find that hard to believe con-
sidering his recent statements.
He may be an FNM on paper,
but in his heart, only God
knows what he is.

I am a swing voter. I have

' voted.for both the FNM and

the PLP over the years. I am
one of the few people in this
country who choose to vote
for candidate rather than the
party. Mr Ingraham certainly
has his ways and I often dis-
agree with him, but to say he

LETTERS

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is not compassionate is ridicu-
lous. My family and other
Bahamian families have ben-
efited greatly from his love

. for his country and his peo-
ple. Immediately after the

recession, Mr Ingraham put
social programmes in place to
assist struggling families. I
have relatives whose lights
were cut off and were recon-
nected thanks to Mr Ingra-
ham. I have friends who did-
n’t have any food in their
homes and they were able to
get help. My mother was in
danger of losing her home
because she was having trou-
ble meeting her mortgage and
Mr Ingraham’s policies
helped her.

Mr Ingraham has a stern
demeanour that can be mis-
construed as someone who is
heartless, but I honestly

believe he is far from that. I .

see a leader who cares about
his people. As a matter of
fact, he’s helped non-Bahami-

ans. Following that deadly

earthquake in Haiti he assist-
ed Haitians, despite the huge
public opposition. If that isn’t
compassion I don’t know
what is.

Mr McCartney, what have
you done besides quit mid-
term as a Cabinet minister
and bad-mouth your leader?
Sure, you went to the city
dump to feed the scavengers.
You also made sure to call
the press to show them that
you were helping the “poor
man.” Those are not the qual-
ities J want in a prime minis-
ter.

Mr McCartney, you will
never be Hubert Alexander
Ingraham, so please get over
it. Spank your inner moppet -
and know your place. Don’t
take cheap political shots at
the man who gave you an
opportunity. It shows that you
are ungrateful. Voters don’t
like a cry baby and an ingrate.
I will not buy another news-
paper that features this young
man as the lead story. He’s
not worth my $0.75.

MAVERICK LORD
Nassau,
February 2, 2011.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSENA VALCIN, of
Lifebouy St.,off East Street, Nassau, Bahamas, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen

Paul Bower — someone I respected as
a person and professional journalist

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I was very sad to hear of the death of my
old friend, Paul Bower, who was a close
associate and staunch ally during both of
my forays into Bahamas journalism (1966-9
and 1999-2009): I had great respect for him,
both as a person and professional journalist,
and find.it hard to accept that I shall never
again be able to enjoy his wise counsel and
impish humour.

I first met Paul when I joined The Nassau
Guardian as a political reporter in 1966. He
and I were among journalists who covered
an Apollo space landing in Bahamian waters
circa 1968.

He was by then running his own newspa-
per, The Star, having spent several years as
Guardian editor in the early 1960s.

: Later, after I had joined The Tribune,
we were both very much involved in the
remarkable case of David Knox, the
Bahamas Information Director who was
tried for espionage in Haiti and sentenced to
death in the late summer of 1968. Fortu-
nately, Knox - a good friend of Paul's — was
reprieved in a rare moment of compassion
by Frangois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, the Hait-
ian tyrant noted more for summary execu-
tions than humanitarian gestures, and was
freed from prison after only a few months.

When I returned to The Bahamas after 30

years away, we resumed our friendship and
Starving horses: surely this is
no surprise to powers that be

EDITOR, The Tribune.




my wife and I enjoyed many happy times
with Paul and his wife Ericka, who always
made us so welcome at their lovely: Cable
Beach home. Paul was kind enough to make
a speech at the launch of my book about
Sir Harry Oakes in 2005 and figured promi-
nently in my book about Papa Doc, pub-
lished in 2007.

As a journalist, editor and publisher, Paul
made his mark on the Bahamian media
scene for nearly half a century and was writ-
ing lucid, informed articles for The Tribune
right up until 2007 or thereabouts, long after

- his “official” retirement. He was particular-

ly interested in free trade and other inter-
national issues, displaying great intelligence
and insight when tackling even the most
complex of topics.

As a friend, he was supportive and loyal,
undoubtedly one of my favourite Nassau
people. He was a kindly, quietly-spoken
man whose mischievous sense of fun lit up
many a day for me. My wife Joan and I are
thinking of Ericka, Nigel, Bobby and the
whole family as they try to come to terms
with their loss.

JOHN MARQUIS

(Managing Editor of The Tribune
from 1999-2009) °

Cornwall,

England,

February 8, 2011.

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Iam writing in reference
to the photo of the starving
horse on Harbour Island
shown in The Tribune on
February 2nd.

Surely this is no surprise

complaints have been made
to the Ministry of Tourism
about the horse situation
there.

When the Miss ‘Universe
people were in town, they
even carried them to Har-
bour Island to have the girls
photographed with them.

Luckily the shots were run

so quickly that the interna-
tional public were unable to
see the state they were in.

’ A few years ago, they fea-
tured one of them in Vanity
Fair photographed with
some celebrity who was liv-
ing there at the time.

Dozens of complaints
about the animal’s condition
were made but all fell on
deaf ears.

When the government vet
cannot tell the difference
between a fat horse and a
thin one (check out some of
the surrey horses), what can
we expect?

It must be obvious by now
that the condition of ani-
mals, especially horses, is of
no great concern either to
the government agencies or
the general public. So I
guess the message is “Get
over it, folks, it’s just not
that important.”

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February, 2010.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 5



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SURE a
hold mass thanksgiving in

TOU onan

By DENISE MAYCOCK °
Tribune Freeport Reporter .
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net -

FREEPORT - The passing
of retired Anglican Bishop the
Right Reverend Michael Eldon
was described as “a tremendous:
loss” to the country and to the
Anglican Diocese in the
Bahamas and. Turks and Caicos.

Bishop Eldon died on Feb:

‘ruary 7. He was 79.

The Anglican clergyman'was
well known and well loved in

Grand Bahama, where he

served as rector for nine years at

’ the Parish of.St Mary Magda-

lene in West End, with respon-

sibility for the entire island with —

exception of Christ the King
Church in Freeport.
A mass of thanksgiving in

on Wednesday at’7pm.

Parishioner Cecil Thompson
said Anglicans..in Grand
Bahama respected and revered.
Bishop Eldon, who demitted
office at the height of his influ-
ence after 25 years.

“He was the first Bahamian
Bishop of the diocese and he

- voluntarily demitted office in

1996,” Mr Thompson recilled.



Bishop Michael Eldon

“Many persons admired him >

and in leaving he set an excel-
Jent example not only for the

clergy and ministers of the
memory of Bishop Eldon will -
be held at St Mary Magdalene -

gospel, but -for all of us in all
occupations and walks of life,”
Mr Thompson added.

“When it is time to get off
centre stage, most of us remain
céntre stage until: people are

‘tired of us and chase us off the -
stage, but Bishop Eldon moved

off the stage when the applause
was the loudest.” -

Mr Thompson said Bishop
Eldon brought Family Island
churches to the centre of the



diocese, and held a special place

‘in his heart for the parishes in
‘Mangrove Cay, Andros and

Sweeting’s Grand
Bahama.
“He made. every: ‘Angliéan,

but especially those of us from

Cay,

-. the Family Islands, feel that you

were an integral part of the dio-
cese,” he said.
Education was also impor-

“tant to Bishép Eldon. As a trib-
“ute to him; two Anglican ,
schools in Grand Bahama —

Freeport Anglican High and

Discovery Primary - were .

renamed in his honour.
“His focus on education was

enormous,” Mr Thompson said.’
“He would always petition cen-
tral-government for proper

staffing of teachers and improve-

ments for schools,:as well as -
docks, roads, and telephones in»

East End.”
“The Tribune would have car-

- ‘tied Bishop Eldon’s charge for
25 years, and there was always a
message for the successive gov--

ernments under prime ministers
Sir Lynden Pindling,; Hubert

Ingraham, and Perry Christie, -
“until 2005 when he fell ill,” he ©

said. Mr Thompson described

Bishop Eldon as man of tremen-
* dous nobility and humility.



Four people

arraigned on
charges of
housebreaking

~ and stealing

» “By DENISE MAYCOCK
‘Tribune Freeyort Reporter .
omayenek@nybinemedte net

FREEPOIT - Four per-
sons, includig two minors,
were arragnéd
Freeport Migistrate’s Court
in connectim with a spate of
housebrealing and stealing
incidents 01 Grand Bahama.

Four otfers, including three.

men andone woman, were~

also arraigned on related
charges d receiving, deceit of
a publicofficer, obstruction

and assiulting a police offi-
> CCTs) is
Braidon Johnson and

DevinStuart, both 18, of Car-
avel Beach; and two juveniles,
ages (5 and 17, appeared in
Cour Two before Magistrate
Ancew Forbes.’

It is. alleged that. the .

accised committed various
housebreaking and stealing

offences.:in the Central and © - |

Ezstern Divisions between

November 2010 and Febru-

- ary. 2011.

: until March 16, 2011 for ins .

Stuart pleaded not guilty to

- one count. of housebreaking

and stealing. He was granted
$1/500 bail and the matter was

I adjourned for trial on May 16.

Johnson pleaded guilty to

six counts of housebreaking . .

and stealing. He was remand-
ed to:Her Majesty’s Prison

court’s decision.
The two juveniles were

, remanded to the Simpson
, Penn School for Boys until

,. March 8, when they will go

les

before the Juvenile Panel.
Benjamin Lefleur, 29, of
Arden Forest; Jules Memeus,

29, of Freeport; and Galen °

Godet, 29, of Carvel Beach,
were all charged with Teceiv-
ing stolen items

Renee Harvey, 41; of Car-

‘' avel Beach, was charged with
) deceit of a public officer,

obstruction, and assaulting a
police officer.
The individuals appeared

in Court One before Magis-:

trate Debbie Ferguson.
Memeus, a Jamaican,
pleaded not guilty to receiving
and was granted $400 cas]
bail.
Godet and Lefleur pleal-

, ed not guilty to receivirg.

They were each graned
$1,500 bail with sureties. /
Harvey pleaded-not giilty
to three charges. She was
granted $1,500 bail.
The matters wer all
adjourned to May 16, i trial.

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THE TRIBUNE





‘THERE’S NO STOPPING
THE SALE OF BIC’

FROM page one

Bahamas is fully satisfied this is the best
transaction for the Bahamas. We will
not be derailed by any minority group
in the society.”

Signing the deal on behalf of the gov-
ernment yesterday was the Treasurer,
Eugene Cartwright.

Thanking the Advisory and. Privati-
sation Committees for their hard work
on bringing this deal to fruition, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said his par-
ty is not one of monopolists, and was
happy to finally bring to an end this
privatisation exercise of BTC which
began in 1992.

“We are satisfied that we have found

the right partner for the Bahamas; that
telecommunications and communica-

tions generally will be improved, that

cost will be lowered, and that we will be
on the cutting edge of technology,” Mr
Ingraham said.

The Prime Minister noted that they

would lay copies of the Memorandum
of Understanding with Cable and Wire-

less on the table of the House of

Assembly yesterday and post copies on
the worldwide web. The government,
he added, will also wait for URCA, the

communications regulatory body, to

. undertake its processes on the MOU
which he said should take no longer
than 30 days. This action, Mr Ingraham

said, will commence before debate on. i

BTC’s sale will take place in the House
of Assembly.

“After that, the government will :

move in Parliament, the Privatisation

Bill, the Amendment to the Communi-

cations Act and the minor amendments
to the Utilities Regulation Act. We
expect that the transaction will be
finalised on April 4th of this year.
“While we have in the documents
some earlier dates as possible dates, we
have determined that we are going to
give maximum opportunity for people
to say whatever is laid on their hearts to
say, whatever suggestions they have.

SALE OF BTC TO CABLE AND WIRELESS

BTC’s rates ‘will be

significantly reduced’

CABLE and Wireless will
reduce BTC’s present rates sig-
nificantly within the next three
years, starting with the first year of

’ operations in the Bahamas, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham told
the House yesterday while deliv-
ering a communication on the
signing of the sales agreement
with CWC.

The prime minister said the
new deal with CWC is not just

_ about price reductions for the
Bahamian people but also “value
for money”.

“We expect consumers and

’ businesses in the Bahamas to be
pleased with a new array of prod-
ucts and services that CWC will
introduce; that is to say, more ser-
vices for less cost,” he said.

The prime minister said that
his administration expects
improved service, better quality
of signals, better coverage and a
reduction in dropped calls.

CWC plans to extend BTC’s
presence in the Bahamas and
build more locations across the
country, including a number of
flagship stores.

The company also plans to sig-
nificantly increase the number of
‘top-up’ locations, making its ser-
vices more visible and accessible.

Mr Ingraham pointed out that
the Bahamas still operates on the



EDGE system, which while faster
than ordinary GSM/GPRS con-
nections is considerably slower,
particularly for data, than 3G or
4G.

In the past five years, CWC has
launched 3G mobile networks in

PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham speaks yesterday as Cable and Wireless CEO DavidS

Jamaica, Panama, Macau, the Mal-
dives, Monaco, and Guernsey and
Jersey (in the Channel Islands),
with an investment representing
many millions of dollars in order
to allow those companies to retain
their competitive advantage.

haw looks on.

The company plans to launch
3G/4G and other technology in
the Baaamas in the very near
future, providing simultaneous
voice aad higher speed data
services to your mobile hand-
sets.



“From the government’s point of

view we are absolutely satisfied we are

doing what is best for the Bahamas and

for the Bahamian people,” Mr Ingra-
ham said.

Cable and Wireless CEO David

Shaw thanked the Prime Minister for

his trust in the signing of this contract,

and noted that Cable and Wireless will

work hard to understand the culture
and needs of the-people of the Bahamas
from a telecommunications aspect.

“So alongside running BTC in a way a

that puts the business at the heart of

the community, we also need to put the

customer at the heart of BTC, and that

will mean change. We have to complete
the network upgrade so that you can

deliver new services, particularly in this

world of data that we are:now in. We
have to introduce new innovation and
new products, whether that is TV,

music, or mobile commerce, or faster i
broadband, we have to deliver what :

‘our consumers and businesses want. ’

“We have to lower prices, whether

that is domestic or roaming, and we
have to improve service so that cus-
tomers.can access BTC in many more
_ ways than they can today and provide
them better services to the business

community as well as social telecoms

with the government will be an impor-
tant part of the mix. The world of tele-
coms is changing and we need to ensure

that BTC is at the forefront of that

change. : .

“Now I know that some people may

be nervous about a new owner at BTC,

and at Cable and Wireless we know

that it is our job that in the long run we
both want the same thing — a healthy
competitive enterprise focused on pro-
_ viding the best service to the Bahamian
people and fulfilling careers for our
Bahamian colleagues,” he said.

Mr Shaw said it was a privilege and

an honour to sign’ off on the deal and he

thanked the Prime Minister for giving |

them this opportunity, vowing they will
not let him down.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING DETAILS

GOVERNMENT signed a non-
binding Memorandum of Under-
standing with Cable and Wireless
on December 2, 2010. Some of the
details of the MOU are as follows:

The sale of 51 per cent of the
issued shares of BTC to Cable and
Wireless.

e A purchase price of $210 mil-
lion payable in full on completion
of the transaction. Cable and Wire-
_less also will.be responsible for
paying the stamp duties up to a
maximum of $7 million payable in
connection with the transaction.

e BTC, at the date of sale, will
have a projected net cash value of
$15 million. Net cash includes cash
less financial debt. If there is more
than $15 million net cash in BTC’s
balance sheet at completion, CWC



1997 — 2010

e In 1997, during the FNM government’s second
consecutive term in office and just prior to the

- ‘general election of that year, Prime Minister

Hubert Ingraham made public his government’s

- intent to privatise the then Bahamas Telecom-
munications Corporation. After winning the 1997 _
general election, the FNM set about to privatise’

BaTelCo.. /
e In 1998, the FNM appointed a privatisation

committee. The committee was assisted in its work

by Deutche Bank, Ernst & Young and Hogan &
Hartson law firm of Washington, DC.

The committee offered for sale 49 per cent of
the shares of BTC to a strategic partner with man-
agement control. The government’s attempt to
privatise the corporation did not succeed, largely
because accountants could not render an opinion
on the state of its accounts — particularly its “fixed
assets”, “capital works in progress” and “accrued
liabilities.”

e In 2002 the PLP government sought to con-
tinue the privatisation of BTC, beginning with the
vesting orders tabled in parliament in July 2002.
They launched a sale of 49 per cent of BTC by
public announcement in October of 2002. In Feb-

‘ruary they appointed what was styled a “Tenders

Commission”, with technical support provided by
Deutsche Bank and Denton Wilde Sapte of UK
and Hogan & Hartson, the same advisors to the
FNM government during the first attempt at pri-
vatising BTC.

° In March, 2003 the PLP government
announced that three bidders were short-listed,
namely: BahamaTel, TWTB and Blue Detecon.

Eventually BahamaTel was announced as the
preferred bidder but negotiations with that group
were unsuccessful. ‘

In March of 2005, following upon a number of
internal reorganising exercises at the company in
an effort to pursue privatisation, a new steering
committee began negotiations with a company by
the name of Bluewater.

The company submitted its first offer of between

- $200 million and $225 million for a 49 per cent

stake in BTC with full management control in
May 2005.

The deal was not completed before the 2007
general election.

THE HISTORY OF PRIVATISATION __



¢ Following the election, it fell once again to an
FNM administration to continue what began 10 |
years before. The party’s election manifesto said:
“We will complete the privatisation of BTC.”

e In March, 2008, the FNM government appoint-
ed a working privatisation committee headed by T
Baswell Donaldson.

The committee members also included: Julian

' Francis, a former Central Bank governor and well

regarded senior banker and businessman in the pri-
vate sector; David Davis, Permanent Secretary in
the Office of the Prime Minister; Simon Wilson,
director of economics in the Ministry of Finance;
Tellis Symonette, Sr VP for the Family Islands
and administration at BTC; Michael Moss, chair-
man of the Broadcasting Corporation of the
Bahamas and the BEC, Felicity Johnson, vice-
president/legal counsel for BTC; and Felix Stubbs
of IBM.

This committee appointel professional advi-
sors: the accounting and auditing firm KPMG,
Citibank NA; ‘and the Lond)n-based legal firm
Charles Russell LLP, long-tine legal advisors to
the government.

e In 2009, a new Communicaions Act, creating
a new regulator, URCA, and arevised telecom-
munications policy, were all debated and approved
by parliament.

“The reforms created by thi: Act ensured a
converged regulatory framewor!, which is now
overseen by a converged regulatoy and competi-
tion authority.

“They also cleared the way toadvance more
fully the full liberalisation of the téecommunica-
tions sector and the privatisation of }TC,”’ accord-
ing to documents tabled yesterday by Prime Min-
ister Ingraham.

° On August 14, 2009, the commitee received
pre-qualification documentation fron: Digicel;
Vodafone/One Equity Partners III Linited Part-
nership, with the capital coming primarily from
One Equity, a global and sizeable priwte equity
firm connected with JP Morgan; Atlaitic Tele-
Networks (ATN)/Colina Financial Adviors; Tril-
ogy International Partners/Providence Equity Part-
ners; CPS Partners/Sun Capital Partners Allied
Mobile; AT&T; Verizon; Rogers Comnunica-
tions; and America Movil. . d

Digicel, Vodafone/One Equity, Trilogy and
ATN/CFAL were invited to undertake ddailed
due diligence.

° By December 2009, two of the bidders had
pulled out — Digicel and Trilogy — and the om-
mittee was left with Vodafone/One Equity and
ATN/CEFAL. After a review and consultation vith
the government, the bids were all rejected. Cable
& Wireless (CWC) then approached the priveti-
sation committee about the possibility of formal-
ly entering the process. ,

°On March 15, 2010, the committee agreed to
allow CWC.to commence preliminary due dili-
gence. They signed the appropriate procedural

_ documentation, paid the entry fee, and provided all

the requested information.

e In the week commencing April 11, 2010,
CWC commenced their due diligence. In that
week they also took part in an introductory meet-
ing with the union leaders‘of BTC.

will receive the excess cash. This
excludes certain funds that are
kept in a trust, as BTC is partially
self-insured against catastrophic
events.

¢ The $210 million purchase
price is based on certain assump-
tions as to the implementation cost
of the workforce restructuring.

e Restructuring of BTC’s work-
force will be undertaken as soon as
practicable following completion
of the deal, on a purely voluntary
basis. The voluntary workforce
restructuring will be concluded by
the first anniversary of the deal.

¢ Cable and Wireless has under-
taken to prepare a business plan in
relation to the company to cover
the five year period following the
deal.

e Government agreed to
amend the Communications Act
and the Sector Policy to the
effect that no external process,
to the extent controlled (directly
or indirectly) by the Govern-
ment, for granting a second cel-
lular licence could be launched
prior to the third anniversary of
Completion; and that any third
cellular licence would not be
issued prior to the fifth anniver-
sary of Completion.

e The intent of the parties that
BTC becomes a major part of
CWC’s overall regional opera-
tions and strategy, rather than an
appendage of CWC’s existing
regional operations, that BTC
operates in a manner so as to
improve and expand upon the

existing communications services

in The Bahamas, that there is

substantial Bahamian participa-
tion in the management of BTC,
and that Cable & Wireless
affords Bahamians meaningful
opportunities to work within its —
regional operations, are all pro-
vided for in the Memorandum.

e The Board of BTC would ini-
tially comprise 7 directors - 4
appointed by Cable & Wireless
and 3 by the Government. CWC
will have the right to appoint the
Chairman and the Government
will have the right to appoint the
Deputy Chairman.

e As long as Government holds
more than 15 per cent of the
shares, it may appoint at least
one Director.

e BTC will have an audit com-
mittee, and that the board of

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BTC will establish processes,

whether by nomination commit- |
‘ee or remuneration committee
in respect of overseeing senior
executive remuneration and ben-
e‘its, and senior executive
recruitment.

¢The recruitment of BTC’s
chiz:f executive officer, chief
operating officer and finance
director shall be undertaken by
Cabk & Wireless and approved
by the board of BTC.

e Akhough the day-to-day
administration, operation and
managenent of BTC will remain
substanially in The Bahamas, |
certain aects of the Company’s
administiation, operation and
management will be provided
through tleir One Caribbean
operationalmodel.
THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 7






The C&W business plan
for BTC promises to deliv-
er/ several elements as
rapidly as possible. It says:

e The quality of its cus-
tomers and the potential
for the Bahamas. will
enable BTC to jeapfrog the
rest of the Caribbean in
terms of quality and range
of communications ser-
vices.

¢ As in many other
jurisdictions recently, there
will bé a significant increase
in the offerifig of smart-
phones (Blackberry,
Androids, and I-Phones) at
reasonable prices, along

with much faster mobile

data services to enable

delivery of music, mobile
banking and television to
handsets.

e There will be a signif-
icant. increase in the num-
ber of places to which the
public can go for telephone,
services and top-ups
throughout the Bahamas.

° In very short order,
new phone buyers across
the Bahamas will be able
to purchase their phones at
a retail location and walk
out with a connected
phone.

e There will be an elim-
ination of different prices
for different times of day

_ for cellular services.

e There will be an elim-
ination of long distance

charges for mobile-to- —

mobile connections within
the Bahamas. —
_-@ There will-be better
roaming and easier con-
nections for all overseas
travellers using BTC ser-
vices.

e There will be much
faster broadband services

offered by BTC, as well as__

Pay TV.
® There will be more con-

nectivity and service

options for those in the

_more remote family islands.

e There will be more
efficient systems, process-

_ es, and training to allow for

faster and higher quality
customer service.

e There will be signifi-
cant benefits to small,
medium and large busi-
nesses in terms of more
efficient.and cheaper com-

munications, as well as a :

variety of new managed
service products and the
availability of higher speed
data networks.

e There will be an easier
to understand, consolidated

_ billing of services to all cus-

tomers. a

° All of the foregoing will
be delivered while achiev-
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New pension plan

will be put in place
after sale of BTC

A NEW pension plan will be
put in place for persons entering
employment with BTC after the
sale of the company to Cable and
Wireless, Prime Minister Ingra-
ham announced yesterday.

Mr Ingraham made the
announcement in the House of
Assembly while tabling a num-

ber of documents relative to the

sale of BTC. :

“A structure known as the
Legacy Contribution Arrange-
ment will be put in place. A sep-
arate Feeder Trust will be estab-
lished and the government will
put $39 million into the Feeder
Trust. The Pension Plan’s docu-
ments will be changed as neces-
sary to facilitate the Legacy Con-
tribution Agreement,” Prime
Minister Ingraham said. -

“Immediately after the sale, the

minute of both prepaid and
postpaid services over the
next three years, before cel-
lular competition begins.
© In addition, the spend-
ing on community projects
will double on such activi-
ties as sports, after school
programmes, Junkanoo and
marching bands.
e The Bahamas will

‘become.a "Centre of excel-

lence" within ~the
Caribbean, providing ser-
vices to top corporate cus-
tomers throughout the
region.

¢ There will be expand-
ed opportunities for
Bahamians to work else-
where in the region even
while ensuring that 99 per

' cent of the BTC manage-
‘ment and staff are Bahami- |

an citizens.
© Cable and Wireless is
already recognised globally
as a world leader for the
provision of communica-
tions solutions to the finan-
cial services sector and
intends to expand that rep-
utation within the financial
services sector of the
Bahamas.

e BTC will aggressively

expand its services and

increase its revenue stream

_ from the more than five

million visitors coming to
the Bahamas every year by
both providing them with
temporary services while in
the Bahamas and by
increasing the variety and
volume of _ business
between their systems and
BTC services.

actuary of the Pension Plan will
calculate the current level of
under-funding . . . and then the
feeder trust will pay whatever is
required to level up to balance,”
he said.

Funded

‘Mr Ingraham also noted that
as long as the feeder trust
remains in existence and is fund-

_ed by the government, the gov-
ernment has veto rights in rela-
‘tion to a number of areas, includ-

ing the granting of salary increas-
es over three per cent, early
retirement consents, amending
the terms of industrial agree-
ments, the investment policy of
the pension plan, alterations to
the rules, the identity of the pen-



sion trustee and the substitution
of another employer in the place
of BTC.

“BTC may make any decision
in respect of salary increases over
three per cent, consent to early
retirements; or change the terms
of early retirement or redundan-
cies; without reference to gov-
ernment, provided that it agrees
to reimburse the Pension Plan in
respect of any costs arising from
those decisions,” Mr Ingraham
said.

He also noted that both BTC
and the government may consid-
er exiting the arrangement on the

occurrence of “specific triggers”

and both will need to give con-
sent to and agree to any exit
terms from the Legacy Contri-
bution aTaNBE Men.



“SOME FACTS
ABOUT CABLE
AND WIRELESS

¢ CWCis a global telecom-
munications company with
operations in Central Amer-
ica, Asia, Europe and Africa
as well as a number of island
nations, similar to. the
Bahamas, around the world.

e It has $3.6 billion in
-assets, $2.5 billion revenues, a
very low level of debt com-
pared to most of its peers,
and almost $1billion in share-
holders’ equity.

e It operates in 38 coun-
tries (13 of which are in the
Caribbean)..

e It has 8.3 million mobile,
1.8 million fixed-line and
600,000 broadband cus-
tomers.

e CWC is a 150-year-old:
company.

e Ten years ago, many of
its markets were monopolies,
particularly in the Caribbean.

e While admitting that its
reputation has taken several
severe hits over the years, the
company claims that the
robust competition it faced
in many of those markets
over the last 10 years, has giv-
en it intimate experience of
liberalisation and taught it
lessons about providing bet-
ter service.

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LARGEST GAY CRUISE SHIP

BRINGS 6,000 TO NASSAU

NEARLY 6,000 passen-
gers on what has been her-
alded as the largest char-
tered gay cruise arrived in
port Monday.

To celebrate its 20th
anniversary providing all-
gay vacations, Atlantis
Events Inc chartered and
subsequently sold out the
Allure of the Seas, sister
ship of the Oasis of the Sea.

The massive ship, with
an estimated 5,800 occu-
pancy, docked at the Prince
George Wharf until shortly
after 3pm yesterday.

Atlantis Event’s website
read: “We're planning the
biggest celebration in our
history to kick-off our 21st
year of creating original all-
gay vacations — Allure of
the Seas completely rede-
fines the cruise experience
in every way. A feat of
architecture and imagina-
tion, Allure is designed
around 7 neighbourhood
concepts, each with a dis-
tinct personality and range
of sights and activities.”

The cruise set off for St.
Maarten, after which it will
continue on to St. Thomas

. before returning to Fort
Lauderdale. .

Carla Stuart, director of
cruise development at the
Ministry of Tourism,

explained that although the
government doesn’t discern
the sexual preference of
chartered cruises, homo-
sexuals suffer little to no
discrimination while at
port.

never notice that there is a
gay cruise in-town. We
don’t see any difference in
the way they behave mov-
ing about the area.”

Mrs Stuart advised that
officials on such cruises
usually provide briefings
for passengers on the desti-
nation’s code of conduct.

“There’s no discrimina-
tion and we’re glad that
people working in the port
are appreciative of the busi-
ness especially because
tourism is our number one
industry,” Mrs Stuart said.

“We have to be respect-
ful of all people that come
here and also respect the
fact that they’re from vari-
ous backgrounds and
creeds.”

She added: “As long as

‘they respect our laws, when .

they behave inappropriate-
ly then, as with any other
group, we seek to ensure
we rectify the situation, but
for the most part the people
that come in and out of this
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THE Bahamas Kennel Club will be
holding its annual All Breed Dog Show
and Obedience Trials on March 19 and
20 at the grounds of Bahamas Food
Services on Gladstone Road.

It is the 30th anniversary of the’
Bahamas Kennel Club and they are
working hard for a very special compe-
tition:to celebrate this milestone in
their history.

“Our show will feature confirmation
classes for Sporting, Hounds, Terriers,
Toys, Non-sporting and Herding.
These dogs are judged on how they
stand up to the individual breed stan-
dard and out of these classes comes our
Best in Show,” said June Hall , presi-
dent of the BKC.

The show also features special class-
es for neutered and spayed breed dogs,
mixed breeds and, of course, the very
special Royal Bahamian Potcake.

The obedience group are also very
excited about the show.

“Our sponsors Purina are very sup-
portive of the training and obedience,
and have already this year sponsored a
match and a training seminar for those
of us who train for the obedience ring.
We are also very excited that one of
the Purina Agility Dog Teams will be
attending our show and performing
throughout the day on Saturday and:
Sunday,” said Lynn Gape, vice presi-
dent of the BKC. “The show is a must
for all dog enthusiasts and young peo-
ple are encouraged.to enter their dogs
in our junior handler classes.”

If you are worried about not being
able to show your dog like a pro, the
BKC has organised special handling

firmation Judge Betty Umberto, who

handler class and.an adult handler
class.

For more information about the han-
dling classes call 393-5743. Entry forms
can be downloaded at Z
www.Bahamaskenneiclub.org or col-
lected from Fox Hill Nursery and local
veterinarian offices.

|] Spring Festival. organisers

- gear = to help charities

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net _-

ORGANISERS of Abaco’s
Spring Festival are gearing up
to help support charities across
the Bahamas:

The 2011 Spring Festival will
be held on April 16 at Schooner
Bay. The multi-activity event
will raise funds to. support a |
number of worthy charities,
including the REACH autism
awareness group, Every Child

REACH, in partne
tion, will be hosting





Ministey of Educa- d

member is peneouiea

classes on February 19 with AKC con-

will be on hand to teach a special junior. -

Counts, Rotary of Abaco, and

the Bahamas National Trust.
Participants can choose to

bike, run or walk the pic-

‘turesque trails — which run

through the pristine Abaco
National Park, the fishing vil-
lage of Sandy Point and the

community of Schooner Bay.

The event features an 18-mile
bike race, 10k bike or walk-a-
thon and.a 5k race.
Participants, volunteers and
supporters all are welcome to

jo-this family-friendly event.

filled with music, food stalls and
bars, as well as a bouncing ¢as-
tle for children.

The event culminates in
Schooner Bay, where a BBQ
lunch and party will-be hosted
for all participants who have

- registered and received pledges

for any of the four events.

Participants will also receive
a goodie bag, t-shirt, water bot-
tle and complimentary conti-
nental breakfast.

REACH, one of the chari-
ties to benefit from the event, is
also hosting the Ride4Autism, a
100-mile bike ride in Abaco the
following day.

Nassau residents travelling
to Abaco for the festival will
depart on the mv Seawind.Fer-
ry at Sam from Potter’s Cay and

will arrive back in Nassau at .

7.30pm the same day..

The Nassau Hash House
Harriers (NH3), a local running
group, will be joining the autism
awareness campaign.

"This year NH3 wanted to
do a bit more to support

REACH to increase awareness ©

throughout the islands of the

Bahamas. The entire group has
now signed up to participate in
the upcoming Ride4Autism
which will be held in April,"
said club leader, Stefan
Krauskopf.

Participants are encouraged
to register early and purchase
their tickets directly from
Bahamas Fast Ferries at
www.bahamasferries.com.
There are special round-trip
fares of $71 for adults and $40
for children under 12.

Registration is free and forms
are available at Mario Carey
Realty, the REACH head
office or online at active.com.

For more information, call the
REACH office at 328-4123,

‘email eachbahamas@yahoo.com,

or find the organisation on
facebook.com.

Island estate named Home of the Year

TILLOO Pond, an enchanting island estate
in the Abacos, has been named Home of the
Year in its price category by a world class lux-

ury real estate magazine.

The 11-acre oceanfront estate was short-
listed by the staff of Unique Homes and then

opened to online voting.

The property is listed exclusively by Cold-

well Banker Lightbourn Realty.

Unique Homes opened its 40th year by
selecting 40 favourite listings from 1,000 pages
of 2010 listings for a special “Homes of the
Year” section, according to Mark Moffa, man-
aging editor of the magazine.

Unique Homes website visitors were asked
to vote for their favourites. Tilloo Pond beat
the other nine finalists in its price category.

The sea-to-sea property has its own beach,
protected private dock and a day dock on the
sea of Abaco. The uniquely designed 5,400
square foot home has a beautiful vaulted ceil-
ing fashioned from carved, wooden beams. It
has exquisite furnishings and high end finish
work, including granite countertops, traver-
tine tile and exotic hardwood.

“I’m not surprised Tilloo Pond won the
award,” said listing agent Mailin Sands. -

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“As soon as it was nominated, I researched
the other properties and none had anything
close to the beauty of the Abaco Cays, coupled
with the incredible craftsmanship and high
quality finishes that this property has. CEOs
have stayed on the property and celebrities
have visited. It’s the perfect combination of pri-
vacy and luxury in the most beautiful island
’ she said.

Mrs. Sands sees a strong 2011 for Abaco
real estate as prices have been adjusting to
the markets and buyer confidence is increasing.


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CHINESE EMBASSY HANDS OVER EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOL etre

‘SHOOTING

: By LAMECH
| JOHNSON



: A MAN was rushed

i to hospital at around

: 10.30 last night after

: being shot in the leg.

i The victim, a 26-

: year-old resident of

: Kennedy Subdivision,
: was walking in Ridge-
: land Park when he was
: approached by a dark

: vehicle.

: One of the occupants
: of the car opened fire

: on the victim, hitting

: him in the leg several

? times.

i His condition could

: not be confirmed up to
: press time last night.



THE AMBASSADOR of the People's Republic c of f China, Hu Bingiian, addresses a special aan at the
Government High School on February 7 during the handing over of equipment for the school's performing

AMBASSADOR OF THE PRC, Hu mina ‘presented the gifts to
the school's principal, Colin’ ‘Johnson, during a special assembly.

RIGHT: Minister of Educa-
tion Desmond Bannistet
addresses students during.
the special assembly at Gov:
ernment High. Also seen are.
Permanent Secretary Elma
Garraway; PRC Ambassador.
Hu Dingxian; Principal Colin .
Johnson; and Superinten-
dent Olga Richards. .

BELOW: Yondell Justilien, °
music teacher at the Govern
ment High School, leads the
band during aspecial =.
assembly performance. ~

Man charged with having

unlicensed firearm, ammunition

FREEPORT — A Freeport man was

' charged in Freeport Magistrate’s court with

having an unlicensed firearm. and ammuni-'.
sa live rounds of ammunition.
Dwan Culmer, 34, appeared i in Court Two

tion.



before Magistrate “Andrew Forbes, where
he pleaded not rr to the joharges.

It is lleged: ‘that on February. 5 Seat. 2
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the accused was”

found in possession of a firearm with four

Culmer was granted $5, 000 bail with one
surety. The matter was adjourned to June 21,
for trial.

arts and physical education departments.

Two arrested after f pearms discovered

By LAMECH JOHNSON. :

POLICE arrested two
men in connection withthe

discovery of illegal firearms.

The first man was taken

Monday in McCullough
Corner, after he ran into‘a
house upon seeing police
approach.

Officers searched the

home and found a handgun -
and ammunition. Two men |

aged 40 and 22, with a 32-
year-old woman, were taken

_. Into custody.
into custody around 8pm on.»

A few hours. later, officers

from the Mobile Division

took three men into custody
for questioning after a high-
powered rifle and a quantity

of marijuana were discov-
ered during a:search of a sil-

ver coloured Toyota Corol-

la.
The officers, acting on-a

tip, went to Peter Street off
. East Street and stopped the

‘three men, who they felt,
“were acting suspiciously.

‘ Two of the men-are 23, and

the other is 30 years old.

Primary school students to
receive free eye exam next week

NEARLY 100 primary shoal students from |
three government schools will receive a free
eye exam next week.

The Rotary Club of Nassau East’s eye test-

ing project will afford students. at Naomi

Blatch, Stephen Dillett; and Uriah McPhee
the opportunity to have their. eyesight assessed
and possibly improved. ~

Partnering with the local organisation is the
Rotary Club of Roswell, Georgia, which will
provide the testing equipment and glasses for
students whose prescriptions are in stock.

Amol Pendharkar, international director of



‘Rotary, of Nassau. Bast, said: “This year we
are trying to accommodate all of the students.
Testing will be done by Bahamas Vision Cen-
tre, they will examine the students and we will
give the glasses... |

“If the prescription is not available, we will
refer.to social services or they will receive a dis-
count to purchase the glasses at the Bahamas
Vision Centre.”

An estimated 91 students have already sub-
mitted consent forms for participation in next

week’s free exam. Testing is scheduled for —

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Chesapecke Road
opposite Road Trafic Police Station

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i tioning a man in con-

: nection with the armed

: robbery of a phone.

: card vendor on Mon-

: day night.

; . The woman victim

: was standing on East

: Street South when she

? was approached by two

: men in a white Nissan
'+ Maxima.

One of them pro-

: duced a handgun and
: robbed her of-cash and
: a number of.cell phone
: cards before: speeding
i off.

The police were. noti-

+ fied and patrolling offi-
? cers spotted the vehi-
icle. The resulting chase
: ended when the: Maxi-
: ma crashed into.a fence

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a a ee a as
San Salvador: an
island of monuments

By LARRY SMITH

COCKBURN TOWN,
San Salvador -'This is an
island of monuments,
although none are particu-
larly grandiose and some are
positively insignificant and
difficult to find. There are at
least five markers commem-
orating the landfall of
Columbus, for example.

The locals don't pay much
attention to them, but the 400
visitors who stay at Club Med

each week certainly do. This ,

is the most historic place in
the Bahamas because it was
the site of that momentous
first encounter between the
Old and New Worlds in 1492.

In fact, it was Tough Call
who broke the story that con-
firmed San Salvador as the

landfall island in 1983.— via -

the Reuters and Inter Press
Service news wires. That's
when archaeologist Charles
Hoffman excavated Spanish
trade goods dated to the con-
tact period at the very site of
the Lucayan village adjacent
to the Long Bay beach where
* Columbus was believed to
have come ashore.
. After the Spanish carried
off the unfortunate Lucayans
to slavery in Hispaniola, San
Salvador was deserted until
some 1,000 whites and 7,000
blacks arrived in the
Bahamas, fleeing the Ameri-
can Revolution, to establish
plantations on 14 previously
unsettled islands.

About a dozen such
estates operated on San Sal-
vador from the late 1700s to
’ the1830s, and we have a
unique written record of one
of them — Prospect Hill plan-
tation — contained ina slim
. volume titled A Relic of Slav-



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scribed by a former resident
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nal journal.by planter
Charles Farquarson (and is
available from Media Enter-
prises). The original journal
is stored at the Department
of Archives.

Most whites eventually
left the southern islands to
their former slaves, who

engaged in subsistence fam-

ing in relative-isolation. In
the mid-20th century the US
built three bases on San Sal-
vador — a missile tracking sta-
tion, a Coast Guard station,
and a submarine tracking sta-
tion. When the Americans
left in the 1970s these facili-

ties were repurposed as a.

school, an academic research
station and, eventually, as the
Club Med resort.

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Cockburn Town is named
after a 19th century gover-
nor of the Bahamas, and this

is where the local govern- .

ment offices are located. The
oldest surviving building in
this settlement is the 500-

square-foot, two-storey com-.

missioner's ‘office and gaol,
which was built in the 1800s
opposite the now defunct
government dock.

Fundraising
By the 1980s this little

building was long abandoned

and set to become a ruin, but
the approaching quincenten-
nial of Columbus' landfall on
the island gave it a new lease
on life. Fundraising and vol-
unteer work by local and for-
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gaol as a museum in time for

the 1992 celebrations, which

attracted worldwide atten- °

tion.
Dr Roberto Savio, an Ital-

ian second: home resident, '

was instrumental in this
transformation, securing
exhibits from Europe and
enlisting the support of inter-
national agencies and per-
sonalities an behalf of the
Bahamas. Among the contri-

‘butions Savio arranged was

a ceramic tile mural created
by a leading Italian artist
named Bruno Elise. It was
donated by an Italian state
company, and installed on an
exterior wall of the museum,
where it remains today.
After the quincentennial
celebrations, the old gaol was
left to deteriorate again, and
in 2002 it was closed for
repairs. At that time it was

decided. to move the muse- .
um to larger premises at the

old primary school nearby.
When -the Antiquities

Monuments &: Museums ©

Corporation was created in
1999, it assumed responsibil-
ity for the museum, but nev-

-er got around to repairing the
_ old gaol. So when hurricanes
struck the island in 2004, and |

the old primary school had
to be re-occupied by stu-
dents, the museum artifacts
were put into storage, and
the much-photographed old
gaol in the historic town cen-
tre was simply abandoned.
On my visit, the wood-

work was rotting, windows’

were broken, plaster walls

. were cracking, doors were

hanging off their hinges and
there was trash in and around

the building. The only:

remaining artifact is the
1920s-vintage "Watling
Island Resident Justice" safe
rusting away on the ground

floor - apparently too heavy

to either move or steal.

Inspection

But the building is still
sound. A recent inspection
by a Ministry of Works engi-
neer found that remedial
repairs were required at a
cost of about $3,000, followed
by a full restoration involving
replacement of the roof,
stairway and upper floor-
boards,
plumbing and electrical

installations, and ‘Tepairs. to"

the walls.

‘An earlier engineering
report found that the build-
ing should be "restored and
preserved as a reminder.and
landmark of the history and
culture of the country.
Repaired and restored it

would be a public asset to be .
used again for the benefit of '

the local community and as
an attraction for visitors."

Meanwhile, the ceramic ~

tile mural installed in 1991
facing the sea has suffered
irreversible damage. So last
year Dr Savio undertook to
have the mural replaced and
make the remedial repairs
that the building needed. He
also offered to raise funds for
a full restoration of the build-
ing. In January he brought
Professor Elisei to the island
with a new mural, but the
renowned Bahamian bureau-
cracy intervened.

After weeks on the island,
Professor Elisei was forced

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THE OLD GAOL and resident shes office at Cackbutn Town, show-
ing the Elise mural.

to return to Italy with his new
mural, and the old gaol

remains exactly as it was.

After much delay — and only
in response to my persistent
inquiries-- the AMMC
grudgingly acknowledged Dr
Savio's offer to help restore
the building a second time.
The point is that over
eight years the AMMC — a

government corporation’

responsible for heritage
preservation that operates on
a million-dollar-a-year bud-
get — could not restore a 500-
square-foot building on the
most historic island in the
Bahamas, despite private
offers of financing.

Bahamian English
On the flight to and from
San Salvador recently I spent
time reviewing a copy of the

1982 publication, A Dictio-

nary of Bahamian English.
Written by two former Col-

lege of the Bahamas lecturers -

(John Holm and Allison
Shilling, both British expa-
triates now at American uni-
it has been
described as a record of all
that is Bahamian in English.

This book offers more
than 5,000 entries for words

and expressions used in the |

Bahamas that are not gener-
ally found in current standard
English. Information on
Bahamian creole is not quite

as rare as you might think. .

A COB web page on English
language. resources, for
example, lists some two
dozen articles, dissertations
and studies by Bahamian and
foreign scholars on this sub-
ject.

The range of linguistic tra-
ditions brought to’ the
Bahamas during the Euro-
pean settlement includes
Bermudian English, British
cockney, Scots English and

early African American, pro- '

ducing a great. grammatical
diversity. South Carolina was

‘a major point of origin for

white and black loyalists,
which makes it likely that an
early form of Gullah (an
American creole) was taken
to the Bahamas with them.
Creole is the term for a
language that resulted from
"the collision of languages
and cultures under the social
conditions of slavery", Holm
says, like creole French in
Haiti. Most often, the vocab-
ulary comes from the domi-
nant group and the grammar
from the subordinate group.
In a related study com-
paring 2500 Bahamian
expressions not used in con-
temporary standard British,
Holm assigned 43 per cent to
Scotland or the North Coun-
try, with another 25 per cent
from Ireland or the West
Country. Bahamian whites

speak a non-standard dialect.

similar to that spoken on.the
North Carolina outer banks,
while the vernacular of most
native blacks is Bahamian
creole.

‘The entries in this dictio-
nary range from the mildly
amusing (as in "take off them
wet clothes afore you catch
ammonia"), to the complex
and historic. Andros, for
example, is the largest island
in the Bahamas, but the ear-
liest names for it were Isla
Santa (on a 1501 map), Aba-
coa (on a 1523 map) and

Cabacos (on a 1529 map).
Themame "Andros" seems
to have been first used in a
1731 reference by naturalist
Mark Catesby to the "Islands
of Andros and Ilathera", and
on a 1771 map as "Andres".

One theory about the ori-
gin of the name is that in the
1780s, when the British ceded
the island of San Andres on
the Mosquito Coast of ,Cen-
tral America to Spain, most
of the inhabitants moved to
the largest island in the
Bahamas. Another theory is
that the island was named
after Sir Edmund Andros, a
commander of British forces
in the Caribbean during the
17th century.

We also learn that "biggi-
ty" actually has a Scottish ori-
gin. It meant "wealthy" but
was transformed in US
ee dialect into "uppi-

. In the Bahamas today
ae word means "egotistical

.or bumptious".

A long entry explains the
various cultural terms‘related
to conch, theshellfish. And
another describes the alter-
nate meaning of conch — as
an. early nickname for
Bahamians generally. In 1804
Daniel McKinnon observed
that prior to the loyalist
migration visitors called all
Bahamians conchs, but in

more recent usage, the term .

has come to mean white

-Bahamians. The generally

derogatory. term "conchy

‘joe'" refers to a Bahamian

white or near-white. Accord-
ing to one reference cited,
"conchy joes are by no means
white, they are of a hard-red
complexion."

Meanwhile, nango is "a
term of contempt originally
applied -by creole blacks to
African-born slaves." The
nago are a coastal sub-tribe

, of the Yoruba from West.

Africa, the reference says.
The late Dr Cleveland Eneas
reported that nangos lived in

‘Bain Town. They were also

said to live in Fox Hill, and
the term became generalised
to include all liberated
Africans. Nango is also an
abusive term for a low-class,
loud-mouth black Bahamian.

Terms

. To sprogue means. to go
out looking for girls, and a
sprogie refers to the girl that’
you may find. But beware
that you don't meet up with a
sookie — the one-eyed, tooth-
less woman who gets in
everyone's business. These
terms all have British North
Country derivations.

Cigillian (the nickname
for folks from Spanish Wells)
is said to derive from the
Lucayan name for Eleuthera
(Cigatoo), but may also come
from St Georgian — the set-
tlement of Spanish Wells is
located on St George's Cay.

And while yinna and jook

‘are both African in: deriva-

tion, yucking up one's vexa-
tion is British North Coun-
try. There's something for
everyone in this fascinating
lexicon.

What do you think?
Send comments to
I i ia.net
Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com

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Police out in force
for BTC protest |

FROM page one

the $210 million majority sale of BTC in Par-
liament yesterday afternoon, BTC Union
members had been called to Rawson square
during their lunch hour to continue showing
disapproval for the majority sale.

Heightened security measures were
taken by police in anticipation of the pos- .
' sible threats, said Chief Superintendent

Emerick Seymour.

Blockades and steel barricades lined all
corners of the square while a strong
police presence could also be seen in and
around the area. Access to the square was
also limited as protesters and the public
had to stand to the far sides during the

session.

“We were well prepared to deal with
any eventuality that may have hap-

pened,” said Supt Seymour.

He added: “We always do our best to

be on the side of caution.”

- According to Supt Seymour, stronger
security measures will be taken around
Rawson square until authorities are satis-

fied no threats exist.

“We want to be prepared for anything
and everything. Our presence will be felt
as long as we perceive a threat,” he said.

Denise Wilson, secretary general of
the Bahamas Communications and Public
Officers Union (BCPDU), said the turn
out was what they expected and the
protest of the sale would continue in the

right way, “decently.”

“We wanted to make sure that we have
members in gallery. Every day this debate
goes on, we will be here,” said Ms Wil-

son.

Ms Wilson said even though some
Bahamians might not understand why
unions are continuing to fight the sale, “it

comes down to our rights.”

She said: “Anytime I believe my rights
are being infringed, I will stand up

against it.”

FROM page one

Understanding and support-
ing documents relating: to-the

‘Sale of 51 per cent of BTC,

Mr Christie again pledged to
put the majority stake back
in the hands of the govern-
ment if his party resumes
power in 2012. ;

He predicted that the gov-
ernment's follow through on
privatisation — in the face of
union discontent and a divid-
ed public opinion on the sale
— will cost the Free National

Movement the next election.

_"Today is a sad day in the
history of our country," said

_ Mr Christie, echoing a state-

ment made by Englerston MP
Glenys Hanna-Martin in the
House of Assembly.

"We will not support the
sale that has been announced
today. We are particularly
grieved that even though the
decision was made to sell, the
decision was made to sell 51
per cent, that is an error of
judgment on the part of this
government and certainly
does not serve the best inter-
ests of people of the
Bahamas," Mr Christie said,
flanked by PLP MPs, after
Parliament adjourned for the

MORE BTC SALE NEWS ON PAGES TWO,

SIX AND SEVEN



BIC UNION HOLDS
DEMONSTRATION
IN GRAND BAHAMA

FREEPORT - BTC
workers and union offi-
cials staged a demonstra-
tion in Grand Bahama on
Tuesday opposing the *
sale of a majority of the
company’s shares to
Cable and Wireless.

Rex Grant, area vice
president of the BCPMU,



WH



POLICE AT Rawson Square yesterday.

PLP WILL OPPOSE SALE OF

day. -

extent that we are able to
legally do so, we will revisit
this matter with a view to
enhancing Bahamian owner-
ship and put controlling inter-
est in the hands of Bahami-
ans," he added.

However, this resistance

‘ will not stop the sale, as the

Government has more sitting
members in Parliament to
effect the passage of the sale
in the House of Assembly.
Yesterday, Mr Ingraham
signed sale agreements for the
majority stake of BTC to
regional telecommunications
provider Cable & Wireless.
The nation's chief then tabled
the MoU and other docu-
ments relating to the sale
when Parliament convened
for the afternoon session.
The PLP will not peruse the
catalogue tabled in Parlia-
ment — paying close attention
to stated changes to BTC's
employee pension plan — but
does not expect to be swayed

"We will oppose, and to the

~ BICIN PARLIAMENT VOTE

from their resistance to the
sale.
"We are going to review all

of the documentation that has

been put in place today,
notwithstanding the fact that
we have not heard anything
to change our minds, we will
have a full response to this
after we discuss in detail the
proposed sale.

"From our point of view,
my government never con-
templated — even when we
had divisions over the pri-
vatisation process — we never
agreed to sell the majority
interest.

"It is too final where the
Prime Minister is doing this
knowing that the country is
divided over the issue, know-
ing that he does not have the
support of the Opposition —
he is saying because he was

elected that gives him the >

right to sell 51 per cent, and
therefore the country forev-
er will lose controlling interest

in it," said the former Prime’

Minister.

Govt plans to secure veto
powers in BTC sales agreement

and Paul Moss, attorney
for the BCPOU, spoke
with the media about gov-
ernment’s signing of a
memorandum of under-
standing to sell BTC,
which was tabled’in Par-
liament yesterday.

Mr Grant was surprised _
that, despite a Supreme
Court injunction halting
the sale of BTC, the gov-
ernment has gone ahead
and signed a
document/contract to sell
the'shares in BTC.

The area vice president
said that the Supreme
Court judge had set a
date of February 14 to.
give his decision on the
matter.

“We believe that the
injunction we have put
forth in the Supreme
Court would be success-
ful... and we-really
believe it will work in our
favour.

“If the government

: thinks it can sign an

" agreement — it is not

} going to work,” Mr Grant

: said. Attorney Paul Moss
said that the government
could have waited a few
more days until the judge
came back with a deci-
sion.

’ “It is our view that the:
government could have
waited...to see if the
union had a standing in
the matter. They (the
government) started this
process in the last century
of 1999 and they could. .
have waited three more
days to find out,” he said.

FROM page one

The veto powers will be applicable as lonig as
the government holds 15 per cent of BTC’s
issued share capital. :

Some of the “critical areas” laid out in the
MOU, include:

@ Changes to the constitutional documents
of BTC.

@ Changes to the share capital of BTC.

@ Material changes in the nature or scope of
BTC’s business.

@ Borrowings by BTC that would exceed 2.5
times earnings.

@ The sale of a material part of BTC’s busi-
ness.

@ Any material acquisitions.

@ Relocation overseas of BTC or any mate-
rial part of its business.

®@ Contracts outside the ordinary course of
business.

@ Transactions with the CWC group subject
to various conditions.

@ Important changes to any of the manage-
ment services agreements with CWC.

@ Any action to’terminate the pension plan.

@ Any redundancy exercise in the two years
following the transaction.

In the current agreement, the government

will also maintain veto rights over decisions to

change the “basis for charging fees” for exter-
nal services provided by CWC group of com-
panies.

BTC is expected to make use of a number of

'. brands, trademarks and intellectual property of

CWC. Charges for such services will be on
the basis of “the cost of labour plus a small
standard margin.”

There is a fixed fee of two per cent of rev-
enues for the brand, intellectual property and
know-how services.

These fees have been benchmarked against
similar third party arrangements such as those
in Panama and Barbados.

“So we are comfortable with these fees, and
believe that the future value Cable & Wireless
will bring to BTC, and to the residual 49 per
cent held by us, will be far greater than the cost
of this fee,” said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, during his presentation in the House of
Assembly yesterday.

“Nevertheless, the Government has negoti-
ated provisions to ensure transparency and
accountability, including that it will be able
to audit the margins and costs charged and it
will receive an annual report outlining the
costs and benefits under the management ser-

- vices agreements. Any services will also be

subject to certain veto rights by Government.”

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS





|

Assange's lawyer: Sweden
acted improperly in prob

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

SPEAKING OUT: Mark Stephiens, the lawyer of WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange, speaks outside Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in Lon-

don, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

_ JILL LAWLESS,

Associated Press
LONDON

The man famous for leaking

thousands of secret U.S. mili-
tary and diplomatic documents

: just spent two days in court
fighting extradition to Sweden .

and criticizing prosecutors there
for allegedly ae his name

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a testy hearing in a London
courtroom, both sides traded
pointed remarks Tuesday about
the quality of Sweden's justice
system.

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in London, in this Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, as part of his fight to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he's wanted on sex crimes

allegations. WikiLeaks hopes to enlist as many as 60 news organizations from around the world in a bid to help speed the publication of its ,

massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic memos,Assange said Tuesday Jan 25 2011.

Lawyers for the WikiLeaks
founder say he is the victim of a
flawed investigation conducted
. In the media spotlight and will
not get a fair trial in Sweden.
He has not been charged in the
case and denies all wrongdo-
ing.

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government, however, said
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choice -but to issue an arrest,

warrant for Assange after
repeatedly failing to. pin down
the elusive Australian for an
interview about the allegations.

The argument spilled out
onto the lawn outside Belmarsh
Magstrates' Court, where
Assange accused Marianne Ny,
the Swedish prosecutor in
charge of his case, of being too
afraid to come to a British court
to answer questions.

"What we've seen is process
abuse after process abuse being
revealed for hours and hours,"
Assange told reporters. "What
we have not seen however is
the chief prosecutor ... she has
refused to come to the pier
ceedings."

Sweden's prosecutor- gener-
al, Anders Perklev, issued a
statement Tuesday defending
both the Swedish justice system

and Ny. While Perklev noted .

that Assange should be consid-
ered innocent until proven
guilty, he stressed that Ny had a
duty to complete the investiga-
tion. -

"Marianne Ny has acted
completely in accordance with
her role as a public prosecutor
and she obviously has the com-
petence needed for the deci-
sions that have been made in
this case," Perklev said.

British Judge Howard Rid-
dle, who has been weighing
Assange's fate over two days
at a London extradition hear-
ing, told both sides to return
Friday for closing arguments.

Assange is wanted for ques-
tioning over claims of rape and
sexual molestation made by two
Swedish women he met during
a trip to Stockholm in August.
He denies the allegations.

Clare Montgomery, a lawyer

acting for Swedish authorities, .

read a statement from Ny
describing how she had made
repeated attempts to interview
Assange about the allegations
while he was in Sweden, to no
avail.

In a court document yead
aloud by Montgomery, Ny said
"jt must have been crystal clear

Chechen rebel leader claims airport bomb

VLADIMIR
ISACHENKOV,
Associated Press
MOSCOW ,

Chechen warlord Doku
Umarov has claimed responsi-

. bility for last month's suicide

bombing at a Moscow airport
and threatened more such
attacks as a growing Islamic
insurgency tries to force Russia
to surrender control over its
southern Caucasus region.
Umarov's statement in a
video posted late Monday was
likely to add_to jitters in Russi-
a's capital and increase pres-
sure on the government. Prime
Minister Vladimir Putin, whose
popularity has hinged on his
tough line against the insur-

. gency, recently admitted that

Russia needs to learn from for-
eign experience in fighting ter-
ror. The Jan. 24 bombing of

to Julian Assange ... that we

were extremely anxious to

interview him." ;
Montgomery said that even

’ Assange's own lawyer, Bjorn

Hurtig, could not. contact him
for a week, leading prosecutors
to conclude that he was a flight
tisk and should be arrested.

In turn, Assange's lawyers
and a defense witness accused
prosecutors in Sweden of irreg-
ularities and illegalities in the
way they built their case. Hurtig
said an initial prosecutor "acted
against the laws of confiden-
tiality, telling one of our tabloid

newspapers that Julian was sus- -

pected of rape." He said prose-

cutors and police had leaked

details of the case to the media.
Publicity

Assange's lawyers argue that
the global publicity around the
case and the Swedish custom
of hearing rape cases behind
closed doors mean he would
not.get a fair trial. His attor-
ney, Geoffrey Robertson, said
closed-door hearings would be
"a flagrant denial of justice."

Defense attorneys have
sought to paint the behavior of
Swedish prosecutors as unrea-
sonable. Sven-Erik Alhem, a
former chief prosecutor in Swe-
den appearing as a defense wit-
ness, said Ny "should have
made sure Assange was able to
give his version of events in
detail" before issuing an arrest
warrant.

Assange is accused of sexu-
ally assaulting one woman and
raping another by having sex
with her while she was asleep

,during a weeklong visit to

Stockholm last August. In
Swedish law, sex with a person
who is asleep can constitute
rape. The defense says Assange
had consensual sex with his two
accusers and has not.committed
any crime.

In court, Hurtig cited tweets

and text messages sent by the:

accusers, which he said talked

of "revenge, gaining economic.

advantage, having contact with



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REBEL LEADER: This image tak-
en from video received late Mon-
day, Feb. 7, 2011 by The Kavkaz
Center, a website affiliated with
Chechen rebels, shows insurgent
leader Doku Umarov speaking'in in
a video

Domodedovo Airport killed 36
people and injured about 180.
Russian investigators said the
bomber was a 20-year-old man
from the Caucasus region that

includes Chechnya, but have _

not released his name or other
details.

the media to give him a bad
name in the press."

In one, the woman who told
police she was asleep during
sex "said she was half asleep,

a

which to my mind is the same -

thing as saying you are half
awake," he said.

Assange's wide-ranging argu-
ments against extradition also
include claims that he could

cp

eventually be extradited from
Sweden to the United States -
and even sent to the detention | -
center at the U.S. Navy base in ©

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

However, Alhem appeared *

to undermine that argument
when he said that it was not

possible for Assange tobe sent <
from Sweden to the U.S. on the ~

current European Arrest War-

rant. Assange, wearing.a blue °
‘suit, sat in the dock at London's

high-security Belmarsh Magis-

trates' Court, watching atten- :i

‘tively and taking notes through-

out the hearing.

WikiLeaks touched off.an 5

international uproar when it

released classified helicopter .,
video showing a U.S. attack <
that killed two Reuters jour- .

nalists in Iraq. It later began
publishing tens of thousands of

US. military documents on the .

wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, :
and classified U.S. diplomatic _
cables whose revelations ©

angered and embarrassed the “

USS. and its allies.

American officials are trying *

to build a criminal case against

WikiLeaks. Assange's lawyers |

claim the Swedish prosecution

is linked to the leaks and polit- >

ically motivated — a claim Swe-
den strongly denies.

Assange was arrested in Lon- «
don in December after Sweden .
issued a warrant on .rape and -
molestation accusations. He |

was released on bail on condi-

tion that he live — under cur- ;

few and electronically tagged

— at a supporter's country ,
mansion in eastern England. —

Since then, Assange has still
conducted media interviews
and signed a reported $1.5 mil-
lion deal for a memoir.

Top security officials briefed
parliament Tuesday about the ,{

investigation in a closed ses- |;

sion, but no details were imme-
diately released.

’ "All residents of our coun-
try need to realize that we will

have to live under the threat of .

terror for a long time to come,"

Vladimir Vasilyev, the head of .
parliament's security commit- '

tee, told reporters.
The Chechen warlord has

claimed responsibility for an |

array of terrorist attacks,
including last year's double sui-

cide bombing of the Moscow ii

subway system that killed 40
people.
Umarov said he ordered the

-- &

airport bombing and that many
more "special operations" will .

follow, if Russia does not allow
the Caucasus to become an

independent Islamic state gov- ,

erned by sharia law.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Bush trip to Geneva cancelled
following threat of protest

Working class
hero Lula says

capitalism is deal

RUKMINI CALLIMACHI,
Associated Press
DAKAR, Senegal

Brazil's first working class
president and an icon of the
downtrodden said Monday
that the global financial cri-
sis proves capitalism is bro-
ken.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
also said it was time for
affluent countries to begin
paying attention to nations
like Senegal, ranked as one
of the world's poorest.

"For too long, rich coun-
tries saw us as peripheral,
problematic, even danger-
ous," said Silva, who
stepped down last year with
one of the highest approval

ratings in his country's histo-

ry, "Today we are an essen-
tial, undeniable part of the
solution to the biggest crisis
of the last decade — a crisis
that was not created by us,
but that emerged from the
great centers of world capi-
talism."

His speech marked the
second day of the six-day
World Social Forum, an
annual counterpunch to the
World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland.

While the latter draws

CEOs who sleep in four-star

hotels and take turns on the

Swiss slopes, the participants

in the World Social Forum
are happy to camp on the '

sides of roads or sleep with.
locals in order to take part

in the yearly anti-capitalist

gathering.

Organic
Instead of suits, they

arrive wearing tie-die shirts
and trousers of organic cot-

ton, like Lula who addressed

the cheering crowd in an

tations are frequently ad lib,

‘including a fiery impromptu

speech by Bolivian Presi-
dent Evo Morales on Sun-
day who told the assembled
crowd that capitalism was in
its death throes.
"We can see it with the

can see it with climate
change and. global warm-
ing," said Morales, who in
2005 became the first leader
to be elected from Bolivia's
indigenous majority. "The
capitalism of today is a capi-
talism that no longer pro-
duces but just consumes."
-The-weeklong conference,
which has drawn some

countries, aims to create

"open space" for debate on >

subjects ranging from "the
crisis of capitalism" to the
African Diaspora. Many |
participants pointed out that

at a same time of change in
Africa. "If you look across

in Egypt and Tunisia and
the challenges in Ivory
Coast and Zimbabwe, it is.

very important for people to :

express their views and indi-
cate that there is a ruling
elite, a very small group of
people who are.-holding us
hostage," said Zimbabwean
journalist and participant
Thomas Deves.

Nilza Iraci, a member of
the forum's international
organizing committee, says
that in the early years, the
forum attempted to bite
the gap with Davos. They
held a teleconference with
members of the Davos con-
ference in an attempt to
exchange ideas.

Critics of the forum say it
has not effected real change
in the 11 years sirice it start-

ed. Iraci says the event is not ;

meant tq effect change, but
rather to create a space to
network and to share ideas
for a new world.

The opening march
included a delegation of
women from Senegal's
provinces who had made
their way to Dakar to try to
lobby for land rights. In the
oceanlike crowd, they ran
into Liv Sovik, a communi-
cations professor at a school
in Rio de Janeiro. She
helped the women connect
with a leader of the land
rights movement that was
also at the march, she said.

"It's like a trade fair. You
meet to make connections,"
said Sovik.



A visit former U.S. President George W. Bush

: planned to make to Switzerland next week has been
? canceled because of security concerns, after left-wing
: groups called for mass protests and rights activists pro-
: posed legal action against him for. allegedly ordering the

torture of terrorism suspects.
Bush's spokesman David Sherzer said the two-term

informal white shirt. Presen- : president was informed Friday by the United Israel
{ i Appeal that his Feb. 12 dinner speech in Geneva had
} been called off. "We regret that the speech has been
: canceled," Sherzer told The Associated Press in an e-
: mail Saturday. "President Bush was looking forward to
i speaking about freedom and offering reflections from
: his time in office."

Saturday's edition of Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve

: quoted the Jewish charity's lawyer, Robert Equey, as
: saying the visit was canceled because of the risk that
. | protests by left-wing groups could result in violence.

i is calls to demonstrate were sliding into danger-

3

ous terrain," Equey told the newspaper. "The orga-
nizers claimed to be able to maintain order, but warned
they could not be held responsible for any outbursts."

Protest organizers had called for participants to each
bring a shoe to the rally outside the lakeside Hotel
Wilson — named. after Bush's predecessor Woodrow
Wilson — where the dinner was to be held. The shoe
was meant to recall the moment an Iraqi journalist
threw his footwear at Bush date a news conference in
Baghdad in 2008.

Complaints

Equey told Tribune de Geneve that attempts by ,

human rights groups to submit legal complaints against
Bush to Swiss prosecutors hadn't played a part in the
decision to cancel the visit.

Sherzer, Bush's spokesman, declined to comment
on.the reasons for the cancellation,

Several human rights groups, including Amnesty
International and the New York-based Center for
Constitutional Rights, had planned to ask Swiss pros-
ecutors to open a criminal investigation against Bush



(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

CANCELLED VISIT: In this fi file photo of Aug. 6, 2008, U.S. President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and daughter Barbara Bush arrive at military base i in Bangkok. For-
; mer President George W. Bush's planned visit to Switzerland has been cancelled because of security concerns.

| FRANK JORDANS,
: Associated Press
i GENEVA.

over the admission that he personally authorized the
waterboarding of terrorism suspects.

"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt
he canceled his trip to avoid our case," the Center for
Constitutional Rights and others said in a statement.

Legal experts say it is unlikely Swiss prosecutors
would have had the time to examine any criminal com-
plaint against Bush and take action, such as requesting
him to respond to the allegations, before he left
Switzerland again.

Furthermore, an initial assessment by the Swiss Jus-
tice Ministry concluded that Bush would have enjoyed
immunity from prosecution for any actions taken while
in office, ministry spokesman Felco Galli told the AP.

Widney Brown, Amnesty's senior diréctor of inter-
national law and policy, said the group would continue
to press for Bush's prosecution the next time the former
president travels to a country that has committed to
prosecuting war crimes and where he could expect a
fairtrial..Sherzer said‘Bush has made: several trips

. outside of the United States since leaving office two

years ago, including to South Korea, China, Japan,
Brazil, Canada, and the Middle East.

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Rumsfeld reveals pre-war Iraq strike plan

: ROBERT BURNS,
: AP National
i Security Writer

30,000 participants from 123. | WASHINGTON

the U.N, Security Council mak-

: ing the case for war.

In his memoir, "Known and

Unknown," Rumsfeld wrote

: that the Joint Chiefs supported
? a strike, based on what Rums-

?. feld called extensive but not
? conclusive CIA evidence that

: the site housed an underground
: facility for testing chemical
? weapons. He called it a "fairly

? sizeable terrorist operation."

The prewar attack never hap-

pened, although the site was

: struck in the opening days of
: the war that President George
: W. Bush launched in March

: 2003, about six weeks after |

:. Powell's U.N. speech. The U.S.
: never found substantial evi-
: dence of an active Iraqi pro-
: gram to produce weapons of
?_ mass destruction, but Rumsfeld
: believed that the site near the
: Iranian border presented the
: best chance to prove they exist-
ed before the war began.

; "For. whatever reason, the
: administration never made
: public these facts about an

“active: WMD production facili-

: ty\run by terrorists in Iraq,"
? Rumsfeld wrote.

i He said he made his recom-
: mendation to Bush at a Feb. 3,
: 2003, National Security Council
: meeting in which Powell
: sketched out the presentation
? he was to make at the U.N. two
: days later.

: Rumsfeld quotes himself as
: telling the meeting, "We should
: hit Khurmal during the speech,
: given that Colin will talk about
: it." Khurmal is the name of a

‘} village near the site. Powell

: objected.

: In his U.N. presentation,
: Powell described it as "Terror-
; ist Poison and Explosive Fac-

: Former Pentagon chief Don- .
: ald H. Rumsfeld reveals in. his
? new book that he urged a U.S.
? military strike on a suspected
: chemical weapons site in north-
ES : ? ern Iraq in 2003, and that he
the event is also taking place } wanted the attack timed to
: coincide with then Secretary of
i State Colin Powell's address to
the democratization struggle :

tory, Khurmal." Rumsfeld said
Khurmal was operated by
Ansar al-Islam, a Sunni, mili-
tant group with ties to Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian
extremist who later led the Iraq
branch of the al-Qaida terrorist
network.

. Rumsfeld wrote that he
wanted to attack the site before
Powell finished his presenta-
tion in New York, because oth-
erwise the site would be aban-
doned.

Had Powell not stood in the
way, in Rumsfeld's view, the
Bush administration might have
gained conclusive evidence that
Iraq had an active WMD site.
"As expected, shortly after
Powell's speech was delivered,
many of the terrorists fled
Khurmal," he wrote. |

An AP reporter who visited
the site a few days after Pow-
ell's speech found a half-built
cinderblock compound filled
with heavily armed Kurdish
men, video equipment and chil-
dren — but no obvious sign of
chemical weapons manufactur-
ing. Much of the site was

destroyed by American cruise

missile strikes at the outset of
the invasion.

Memoir

The Rumsfeld memoir cov-
ers the full span of his 78 years,
from growing up in a small
town outside Chicago, his Navy
days, his years in Congress, a

string of staff jobs in the Nixon .-

White House, his first tour as

_ defense secretary under Presi- °

dent Gerald R. Ford, a period
as a businéss executive and his
return to the Pentagon in Jan-
uary 2001. He is the only per-
son to, have 'served twice as
defense secretary; he also is the
youngest to have held the job
and the oldest.

To promote and expand on
the book, Rumsfeld established
a web site, www.rumsfeld.com
that contains a select group of
his official papers. Some
required declassification at his
request. Rumsfeld said he
chose documents that are "of
particular historical interest" or
are related to the events that
he describes in the book. With-

NEW BOOK: In this Jan.
20, 2011 photo, former
Defense Secretary Don-
ald H. Rumsfeld is inter-
viewed at his office in
Washington.

(AP Photo
/Jacquelyn Martin)



| out knowing the full contents

of the papers it is impossible to
know whether he included only
documents that support his ver-

sion of events or omitted unflat-

tering items.

Additional secret documents
from his years at the Pentagon
will be declassified: and
reviewed for public release, he
said. On his web site he wrote

that deciding to release certain .

papers was difficult.

"These documents were not
designed with an eye to history
as part of an authoritative
archive," he wrote. He said he
chose to release them "warts
and all," for readers to draw
their own conclusions.

Some early reviews of what
Rumsfeld called "my slice of
history" have cast it as a score-
settling exercise, a revenge
memoir. That, he sniffed, comes
from "people who haven't read
it." :

Much of the attention to, the
book has focused on contro-
versies from the Iraq war, but
he. also writes about the peri-
od when the Afghan war began
slipping into a stalemate.

In the interview, Rumsfeld’
said the State Department's
performance was lacking, but
he denied that the administra-
tion was distracted by the war
in Iraq. Taking a jab at allies,
Rumsfeld wrote that Britain,

‘Italy, Germany and other coun-

tries that agreed in the early
years of the war to take the lead
on certain nonmilitary tasks —
such as training the Afghan
police and creating a civil jus-
tice system — found their tasks
more difficult than they had |
anticipated.

"And an awful lot of that
didn't get done," he said.

Asked his view of the Oba-
ma administration's decision to
begin withdrawing troops in
2011 and to complete the pull-
out by 2014, Rumsfeld said he
saw grounds for worry but he
was not precise about his rea-
sons. He said the U.S. approach
could set in motion forces
"potentially adverse to the gov-
ernment of Afghanistan." |

It was the Iraq war that led to
Rumsfeld's demise at the Pen-
tagon; he resigned in November

‘2006 as Democrats regained

control of the Congress and the
outlook for'success in Iraq
appeared increasingly grim.
Robert Gates took over at the
Pentagon and Bush sent a surge
of combat forces to Baghdad,
setting the stage for an eventu-
al turnaround that now has U.S.
forces poised to leave Iraq by
year's end. In the interview,
Rumsfeld defended the Bush
decision in 2008 to agree to
have all forces out this year.

"The government of Iraq is
eventually going to have work
with the Iraqi people and fash- «
ion various accommodations so
that they can go forward and
govern the country," Rumsfeld
said. "And being aimed in that
direction starts them along that
road, and that's basically a good
thing. u

Asked about his future plans,
he was noncommittal, saying
he might write another book.
Asked what subject he had in
mind, he said, "I do have a cou-
ple of ideas, but they've not
gelled to the point that I want
to discuss them."

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Arab unrest complicates
counterterrorism efforts



al-Qaida in Yemen.

STEPHEN BRAUN,
Associated Press
WASHINGTON

The unrest engulfing Arab
streets and threatening author-
itarian governments is compli-
, cating U.S. counterterrorism
efforts, scrambling the volatile
battleground against al-Qaida
in Yemen and raising concerns
about the durability of Egypt's
stance against militants.

_ U.S. counterterrorism offi-
cials néed to move quickly to

firm up relationships with vet- °

eran Mideast intelligence and
security services in the after-
math of momentous changes,
experts say. Lingering confu-
sion over who will take the
reins of power could hamper
instant decision-making in the
short term.

Over the longer term, , all
the U.S. be able to work'as
closely against al-Qaida and
other terrorist groups if impor-
tant allies such as Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak and
Yemeni President Ali Abdul-

lah Saleh cede power to.

Islamist ca such as the





\

Muslim Brotherhood?

"Right now the situation is
so fluid it's just about impossi-
ble to make any determinations
about long-term repercussions,"
said Roger Cressey, a former
counterterrorism deputy in the
Clinton and second Bush
administrations. "The coun-
terterrorism community has to
be cautious about even jumping
six months ahead."

Uncertainty about whether
the U.S. can depend on Arab
allies to join against militants
comes amid growing American

concerns following a string of

failed attacks plotted in Yemen
and al-Qaida's home base
inside Pakistan. Less reliance
on Mideast partners could force
the U.S. to strike back on i‘.
own there, if a future terrorist

-attack were to succeed.

"The next time American
interests are attacked and
there's a return address in
Yemen, the U.S. may have to
act unilaterally," said Christo-
pher Boucek, an expert with
the Washington-based Carnegie

Endowment for International

Peace.

_U.S. counterterrorism offi-
cials worry that continuing
demonstrations in the Yemeni
capital in Sana'a could lead the
country's security forces to
focus more on protecting the

government, giving breathing °

room to al-Qaida in the Ara-
bian Peninsula, suspected in
plots against the U.S. in recent
months.

Some street protests have
come from pro-democracy ele-
ments, Boucek said. Others
have been stirred by Islamic
fundamentalist and secession-
ist groups already arrayed
against Saleh's government.

In a sign of the mounting
alarm about Yemen's role as a
terrorist staging area, President
Barack Obama told Saleh on
the phone this past week about

. the need for "forceful action"

against the al-Qaida affiliate.
Obama did praise "the signifi-
cant reform measures" that
Saleh ordered to defuse the
protests.

Obama also took the unusu-
al step of publicly chiding Saleh
for releasing Abd-Ilah al-Shai, a

sympathizer of the al-Qaida

- group who had been sentenced

to five years for his ties with it.
Al-Shai had met in 2009 with
Anwar al-Awlaki, a fugitive
militant cleric who is suspected
by American authorities of
involvement in the Christmas

_ Day plot that year to bomb a

Detroit-bound jet and the
October 2010 scheme to send

~ mail bombs on planes from

Yemen to the U.S.

Saleh, who has kept power
despite battling three separate
insurrections, often has to wire-
walk between U.S. officials
pressing for more leeway to
take the battle against al-Qaida
and powerful Yemeni tribes
suspicious of his dealings with
the Americans. Diplomatic
cables released this year by
WikiLeaks described the gap
between Saleh's public postur-
ing and private utterances —
telling top U.S. counterterror

adviser John Brennan at one.

point that he would pretend
that a series of U:S. airstrikes
had been carried out by
Yemeni forces.

Dangers

"Saleh's good at dancing in
the snake pit," said Juan
Zarate, a former top Bush
administration counterterror
official. who is now with the
Center for Strategic and Inter-
national Studies.
he's dealing with now poses
some dangers, but he's pretty
adept at getting out of trouble."

Egypt once had to contend
with its own breed of hardcore
Islamic militants. But three
decades of brutal repression by

* the country's security services

— most recently led by new
Vice President Omar Suleiman
— largely eliminated them as
a threat. The secretive Egyptian
Islamic Jihad organization has
been headed by al-Qaida's sec-
ond-in-command, Ayman al-
Zawahri since 1991, but Egypt's
secret police crushed the group,

_ expelling al-Zawahri and

imprisoning its members.

In a classified diplomatic
cable written on April 13, 2009,
the U.S. ambassador to Egypt,

"The unrest ©

Margaret Scobey, wrote that
Cairo's "active opposition to

_ Islamist terrorism and effective

intelligence and security ser-
vices makes Egypt an unattrac-
tive safe haven for terror
groups, and there is no evi-
dence to suggest there are any

active foreign terrorist groups

in the country."
During the uprising last

week, there were numerous

reports that some Islamic Jihad
inmates were among hundreds
let out during a mass jailbreak.
Egyptian authorities said they
rounded up many of those who
escaped, but it was. not clear
whether all of them were back

- in custody. "As long as the mil-

itary and security apparatus is
in control, I still don't see
Egyptian militants as a real
threat," Cressey said.

The greater concern in

Egypt, Zarate said, is tending to —

the strong ties between Amer-
ican and Egyptian counterter-
rorism officials that both sides

- cultivated over the past three
decades. "U.S. officials clearly .

want to shore up their relations
with the security services to
make sure our counterterror-
ism. relations survive the
changes," Zarate said. "They
need to be prepared to tailor
their relations as the structure
changes. If Suleiman takes con-
trol, that means there are new
top security people we > need to

deal with."

Some U.S. leaders worry that
the fundamentalist Islamic
Muslim Brotherhood — long
ago locked out of power in
Egypt — will wield power in a
freer, decentralized government
that might lead to a weakened
stance against al-Qaida and
other terror groups.

"My concern is their ties to
terror groups and their. adher-
ence to (Islamic) Shariah law,"

Republican Sen. John McCain -

said last week. "Am I worried
about the result that the Mus-

lim Brotherhood might gain -

power? Yeah, I'm scared to
death. But the option of hold-
ing off on democracy is not an
option."

Counterterrorism experts say

’ the Muslim Brotherhood and

al-Qaida are hardly joined at



; (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) ;

RALLY: In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo a supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rally; holding his portrait, in Sanaa, Yemen, ‘after the president said he would not seek ;
another term in office or hand power-to-his son. This in an apparent reaction to protests i in this impoverished nation inspired by Tunisia's revolt and the turmoil in Egypt. The unrest :
engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian eee in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counter terrorism efforts, further shaking the volatile battleground against :

the hip. The groups have been :
foes for years, quarreling over :
ideological and tactical differ- ;
ences — often over the Broth- ;
erhood's willingness to work :
within political systems instead :.
of toppling them violently. :
"They just don't like each oth- :
er," Cressey said. "Al-Qaida :
sees itself as more militant, and :
they believe the Brotherhood
-isn't willing to take on the }

Egyptian security services."

_ Egypt's toughest counterter- i
rorism challenge ahead may }
come as U.S. officials are forced }
to work with a new government :
' that includes the Muslim Broth- :
seeking common :
ground against terrorist ene- :
mies even if the Islamic faction :
tries to distance Egypt from its :
neighbor, Israel. American
political leaders have long fused :
counterterror aims with sup- }
port for Israel, and contending :
with an altered Arab world :

erhood,

landscape: with rising Islamic

factions could force hard choic- :
es. "We'll have to struggle with. :
this politically, especially as we :
-go into an election year," i
Phillip Mudd, a former CIA ;
and FBI official who was :
deputy director of the CIA's :
Counterterrorist Center and :
now is a senior adviser with |; joint command called the acci-
Oxford Analytica, a consulting :
firm. "The tension is between :
the need to work. with these:
groups to continue the fight ;
against (al-Qaida) and other :
extreme elements and the pos- :
sibility that they may go against :
our wishes when it comes to :
Israel. Europe is less political :
' and more realistic when it :
comes to, that tension but it may i

- be more of a problem here." }
Despite the likely tensions :
looming, Mudd and some other :
terrorism experts say the tur- :
bulence in Cairo, Sana'a and ;
elsewhere in the Mideast and :-
North Africa raises hopes that :
al-Qaida's momentum may be :
overtaken by democratic :
impulses. "Al-Qaida sees them- :



selves as revolutionaries,"

Mudd said. "But the rise of the :
pro-democracy protests on the }
Arab street might take the air }
out of the balloon in terms of :
their recruiting. It siphons off :

their youth recruits."



said :





~ Afghan hombing
kills 1; gunmen
target local chief

ADAM SCHRECK,
Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed one
person and wounded five oth-
ers in southern Afghanistan's
: largest city of Kandahar ‘on
: Monday, hours after attackers
gunned down a local govern-
ment chief in the country's
volatile eastern borderlands.

The Taliban claimed respon-
sibility for both attacks.

A homemade bomb also
claimed the life of a NATO ser-
vice member in a separate
attack in the country's south,
the sixth coalition member
killed this month. NATO didn't
disclose the person's nationali-
ty or location of the blast.

The Kandahar suicide
bomber detonated explosives
inside the city's customs house
compound during a visit by
NATO forces, police chief
Khan Mohammad Mujahid

. said. He said the person killed

was an Afghan interpreter.
The government facility is
used by businesspeople and
truck drivers to clear customs
paperwork on imported goods.
Visitors typically undergo vehi-

i cle inspections and pat-downs

to enter, raising questions about
the adequacy of security pro-
cedures there and whether the
bomber knew international
troops would be nearby.

Kandahar is located in the
Taliban's traditional southern
stronghold. It has been the site
of several recent attacks, includ-
ing a car bombing Friday that
apparently targeted the city's
chief of police.

Earlier in the day, gunmen
killed the acting chief of the
eastern Khost province's Bak
district on his way to work. The
official, identified as Sayed
Mohammad, was shot by four
men wearing. Afghan national
army uniforms as:he drove to
the office at about 9 a.m.,
provincial officials said.

Like Kandahar, Khost has
witnessed numerous insurgent

‘strikes, including a high-profile

suicide bombing at a remote
CIA outpost in late 2009. It is

. located along the mountainous

border region with Pakistan
where the Haqqani network, a
group with ties to the Taliban
and:al-Qaida, is known to oper-
ate. Taliban spokesman Zabi-
hullah Mujahid said the district
chief was targeted because of
his collaboration.with foreign
troops. U.S. and NATO-com-
manders insist they are making
progress in the fight against the
Taliban and its allies. NATO
said-it and Afghan security
forces detained several sus-
pected insurgents during a raid
Sunday targeting a Haqqani

network leader responsible for

coordinating bombings in
Khost province. | i
NATO also announced a
child was accidentally killed
during an air strike targeting
insurgent operations in the
southern Helmand province.
U.S. Army Col. Patrick Hynes
of the NATO Afghan mission's

dent "deeply regrettable."

The U.S. hopes to solidify
gains against insurgents as it
prepares to begin drawing
down forces in July. NATO
aims to hand over responsibili-
ty for Afghanistan's security to
local forces and: pull all its
troops out by 2014.

A New York University
report released Monday by
researchers based in Kandahar
argues that the Taliban's older
leadership is finding it increas-
ingly difficult to control insur-
gency efforts as their ranks thin
and their authority wanes.

The report says al-Qaida and
the Taliban remain separate
groups with distinct objectives
despite their shared opposition
to U.S.-led forces in the region.
But as the Taliban chain of
command weakens, they say
lower-level leaders are becom-

ing more financially indepen-

dent and open to manipulation
by al-Qaida.

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pacify ABDAB shareholders unhappy
with AML Foods acquisition plans
“| * Fear that if deal happens, will lose out
- on rental income and profits from two
potential new City Markets stores

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

_ The formal launch of the $12 million tender offer to
take majority control at AML Foods has been delayed by |
the principal’s need to pacify Associated Bahamian Dis-
tillers and Brewers (ABDAB) shareholders opposed to
the deal, Tribune Business was told yesterday, with many
investors in the BISX-listed food retail group also hold-
ing out for a higher price than $1.50 per share.

Mark Finlayson, head of Trans-Island Traders, the
majority 78 per cent investor in City Markets, told Tri-
bune Business that shareholders in ABDAB, the com-.
‘pany in which his family holds a 64 per cent equity inter-

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ON PRIVATISED BTC

By ALISON LOWE >



Business Reporter - Government to offer
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of the Bahamas Telecommu- ;
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profits will be paid out as div- ~ ,
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years post-privatisation, the. : 2 ()0
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or about $40 millon of the .

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BUSINESS



CWC targets
36% BIC
price slash

FROM page 1B

Minister Hubert Ingraham,
which also outlined the compa-
ny’s plan to expand BTC’s

retail and store-in-store” loca-
tions.
Stating that the Family

increase to more than 5,000,

Top-Up”.

cent per annum over five years,
driven mainly by the reduction

in roaming rates, voice services :

(price reduction), counteract-

tocol (VoIP).

would be significantly greater,

majority owner

Up).”

sent to around $160 million.

Pledging that “significant :
capital expenditure” would be :

omy.”

after liberalisation”.

10 per cent.

per cent”

years,” added CWC.

increase coverage,

Bahamas.

“drive carrier capacity sales” in

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EWC plans ‘material improvement’ at BTC

: By ALISON LOWE
: Business Reporter
: alowe@tribunemedia.net

Within a year’s time customers and the Bahamas

Telecommunications Company (BTC) will be able to

“see a material improvement” in the latter’s, with

i prices reduced and a wider variety of products and
: services offered through Cable and Wireless Commu-
? nications’ ownership, its Caribbean chief executive
: said-yesterday.

“retail footprint” from 26 to 56 :
locations via “a mix of flagship, :

David Shaw, speaking at the Cabinet Office during
the signing by the Government and CWC of a Share

: Purchase Agreement and Shareholder Agreement,
: legally-binding documents outlining the sale of a 51 per
: cent stake in BTC, said CWC has “got a full agenda” on
Islands and Bahamian small :
and medium-size enterprises }
would “especially benefit from ;
this expansion”,,CWC added : the Government and CWC expect to officially con-
that top-up locations would :

its plate as it seeks to transform BTC into an interna-
tionally-competitive telecommunications provider.
It was announced that April 4 is now the date that

summate the deal, allowing CWC to take over its

\ 3 : operations.
with “improved methods of :

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, said he was satis-

. ‘ : fied the Government has found the “right partner for
‘And, outlining the rationale :

for BTC’s privatisation, CWC : erally will be improved, that costs will be lower, and

said: “BTC’s overall revenue is :

projected to decline at 1 per :

the Bahamas (in CWC), that telecommunications gen-

that we will be on the cutting edge of technology”.
“From the Government’s point of view we are

: absolutely satisfied that we are doing what’s best for the
: Bahamas and for the Bahamian people,” said Mr Ingra-
ham at the press conference, where members of the .

\ : BTC Privatisation Committee, Privatisation Advisory
ed by growth in the take-up of :

and others were present. The Prime Minister said he
was pleased that vhairman of the Privatisation Com-
mittee, T Baswell Donaldson, was able to “persuade
Cable and Wireless to step up to the plate (in 2010,
after) the two exercises undertaken in terms of bidding
resulted in unacceptable bids”.

In a statement to the media after Mr Ingraham
spoke, Mr Shaw emphasised that in all countries it
operates, CWC seeks to deliver its services in a way
“totally in tune with the local culture”.

However, he added that the Government has “cho-
sen us to help with the development of the industry
here”, and said this will mean change, as it “puts the
customer at the heart of BTC.” /

Among those changes, in addition to completing
the network upgrade currently underway so new ser-
vices can be delivered “in this world of data that we are
now in”, CWC, through BTC, plans to “introduce new
innovation and new products, whether that’s TV, music

_or mobile commerce or faster broadband”.

Mr Shaw said “prices are going to be very important”
as CWC seeks to “get off to a good start” in its first year
in charge, proving to customers that “things are going
to be different” at a privatised BTC.

“The tariff regime is pretty complicated, and so we
will look to simplify how the tariff structure works,
whether that’s within islands, between islands; weekend,
peak and off-peak. So I think prices need to come
down and the simplicity of the tariff structure needs to
improve for the consumer,” he said.

CWC will seek to expand the “platforms that we
provide for customers to access BTC”, with this involv-
ing an expansion of BTC retail outlets both “in terms

of the number of physical store locations, as well as in
the number of ways of topping up mobile credit”, said
Mr Shaw. Meanwhile, a “more full suite of business ser-
vices”. are intended to be offered by the company to
Bahamian companies within the first year post-acqui-
sition. General improvements in service levels, which
Mr Shaw said BTC has already made “really good
strides in”, will also be expanded upon in year one.

He said that as, or more important, than capital
investments in BTC in the first year, will be greater
focus being brought to bear on the branding and mar-
keting of the company.

The potential of a name change for the company
will be explored, and a determination made based on
input from customers, he added.

“J think the business needs more investment in the
brand, its marketing, its distribution footprint, So I

‘think we’ll be looking to go a bit more into that side of

things,” said Mr Shaw, adding that he was optimistic

‘that “in a year’s time both the consumers and the busi-

ness will look back and see a material improvement” in
the company and the service it provides.

Mr Shaw declined to go into any details about the
extent of downsizing that CWC will be targeting for
BTC, mentioning only that it has agreed with the Gov-
ernment that.the staff separation will be “voluntary”.

‘“We’ve got some initial views, which we’ve been
working with the BTC management on. We are keen
and anxious to talk to both the union leadership about
the details of the voluntary scheme, as well as our col-
leagues in BTC, and until we have done both of those
things it would be premature to go into too much more
detail,” said Mr Shaw.

; : Committee, government ministers, CWC executives
mobile data, enterprise and car- :
rier and fixed broadband, TV :
and Voice over Internet Pro- :

- FROM page 1B

“Absent the rapid deploy- Bahamian investors “by the end

ment of new, largely data-based: :

services which CWC is able to eine
deliver, the proiected decline : less Communications (CWC),
; the prospective acquirer of a

: 51 per cent BTC stake, and its
and BTC would be unprepared : : aa ’
for competition in three years.” par Dbean anate LIME.

And the prospective new

added: : : : .
“Through our retail stores roll- | their collective purchasing pow-
out and TopUp distribution ; &% Hubert Ingraham told the

enhancement, new dealer :

opportunities will become avail- ciiibey of WTO caiwion eee
able to Bahamians, especially : © h aa d : . SD yore:
in the Family Islands. We will | S20™‘ take place “as soon as
support current TopUp dealers : Bee oe re a
with marketing funds and } ana Ro micue Stary Wl
improve their margins with ; '°M@!p Bahamian citizens.

technology advancements (such :

as €Toplpiand hardest Top: management” of BTC under

Addressing the projected ike eee oe signed
business performance of BTC, : Seer Cart eee corey

CWC projected that the staff : t £51 eat af
restructuring - details of which : ane pe hil ah nes
shill have:te be-worked out-= $73.2 a eenennaas
would fall by 20 per cent over : will be afforded “meaningful
the five years to 2015, falling : opportunities to work within

fromralhost $200 million at pte- said Prime Minister Hubert

: Ingraham. .
“Cable & Wireless has fully

invested in information tech- : accepted (Our desire that BTC
ncloey: cellalaeand broadband will-remain, first and foremost,
ae at aver-the next five : a Bahamian business - focused

years, CWC promised: “We :

want to build BTC to a world | oro ct they know it need
class operator offering broadest : se ae 2 t Pe 4 OMe
coverage, most advanced fixed, : ie pe ee te or re
mobile and a new era of com- | !graham told parliament.

munications services at more } become i t of th
competitive prices, benefiting : Aversil fepional ope Hons ie
the Bahamian people and econ- t strategy of the CWC Group in

Getting there, though, will i the Caribbean, rather than

_ not necessarily be easy. CWC : ; : ;
acknowledged that Caribbean : °T,0Petations in the region, he
benchmarks and experience : said. A consumer call centre”
elsewhere showed that cellular } serving both CWC’s Bahami-

liberalisation in 2014 would see : ' Hil bet eer nth
BTC’s market share in that cat- aa WA ; we re of €
egory drop by 30-40 per cent, ; 72 7amas, noted tir graham.

while average revenue per unit :
(ARPU) in the fixed-landline :

Business -couidibe ae erear as) yet for the Government’s deci-
gues cent four torliye: years : sion to choose CWC as a strate-

And, while roaming rates 4 gic partner for BTC, and move

were likely to fall after the : ey : wah
Bahamian communications : vatisation despite opposition

market was liberalised, CWC: -
said opportunities abounded, } workers, the PLP and others.

with new operators, mobile : : :
data and smart phone growth ; COMfident CWC, having com-
increasing market size by up to } peted in liberalised telecom-
? munications markets globally

And, with the growth in data pound gy 13 SoMmtrics tn, thie
services, ARPU growth in this : Caribbean, is Well placed #0
segment, aided by the intro- ; Prepare BIC for tere com
duction of 3G/4G and smart- ; Petition” that will ensue with
phone technology was “likely : full liberalisation of the cellular
to increase by as much as 80-90 : market

of this year”.
Adding that Cable & Wire-

could buy equipment 20-30 per
cent cheaper than BTC through

House of Assembly that while
voluntary disengagement of a

There will be “substantial
Bahamian participation in the

to facilitate its $210 million

(CWC’s) regional operations,”

on the Bahamian communi-

ty. Based on their experiences

BTC, under CWC, will also

merely an appendage to its oth-

an and other Caribbean cus-

The Prime Minister made
these comments as he provided
the most extensive explanation

ahead with the company’s pri-

from unions representing BTC

He said the Government was

If it were not prepared in

“Roaming data usage per vis- such a way, with a strategic
ator is Iikely to-grow by 120-150 provided economies of scale
per cent within the next five i and alliances, BTC would “like-

On cellular, CWC plans to ly not survive”, he added, with

oll our 3GieG ee re ae derived from the lack of com- —
launching “value. added ser- | petition it has so far faced.

vices” such as MMS, pre-paid :'

Blackberry, mobile TV and : “deli : fe
electronic banking from the : 4,7 e Pai eanene bee ae
phone. Tariff rebalancing is ; '1© COUNTIES where T operates,

intended to combat price ero- }
sion in BTC’s international :
calls, together with the bundling :

of these products with national } busi the Bah ;
voice products. CWC also plans ; PUSIESsses im be Salamas to
to improve BTC’s broadband : be pleased with a new array of
Internet speed to 8 Megabytes : products and polw te that
“minimum” and launch a pay | CWC will introduce; that is to
TV service, enabling it to go ; SAY: more services for less cost
head-to-head with Cable }

: quality of signals, coverage and

Oivthe busiessHont-CWe : a reduction in the incidence of

aims to use BTC’s existing :

undersea fibre optic cables to tias subiitted t6 the Govern:

terms of traffic to Cuba, Haiti | Menta “robust” five-year busi-
and elsewhere. The Bahamas, it : ness plan, which was tabled in

added, would be positioned as a : Dame Mate
“pivotal player” in terms of US } * Ne Nunister.

connectivity, with high speed :
data networks to remote offices : short-term changes to the
“allowing businesses to improve : telecommunications landscape

productivity and reduce costs”. ;

partner who, like CWC, can

its high profits having been

The Prime Minister said
CWCY/LIME has been able to

and led the introduction of new
technology”, with emphasis on
“value for money.”

“We expect consumers and

We expect improved service,

dropped calls,” said the Prime
Minister. Cable and Wireless

parliament yesterday by the

Among the most significant

under CWC going forward will

60% DIVIDEND CURB ON PRIVATISED BTC

be the launch of 3G/4G net-
works in the Bahamas in the
“very near future”.

. “The Bahamas still operates
on EDGE, which while faster
than ordinary GSM/GPRS con-
nections is considerably slow-
er, particularly for data, than
3G or 4G. CWC plan to launch
3G/4G and other technology
here in the Bahamas in the very
near future, providing simulta-
neous voice and higher speed
data services to your mobile
handsets,” said Mr Ingraham.

Plans are also in place to
“expand and improve” BTC’s
broadband infrastructure with
expectations that “significant-
ly greater broadband speeds”
will be offered “to more people,
very soon”.

“It is a well-known fact that
the better and faster a coun-
try’s broadband networks are,
the more productive the coun-
try is, the more economic
growth there is, and the more
jobs and business opportunities
are created,” he added.

A “significant increase in the °

offering, of smartphones (Black-
berry,

much-faster mobile data ser-
vices”, will enable delivery of

music, mobile banking and tele- «

vision to handsets. Mr Ingra-
ham said such services would
be of particular benefit to peo-
ple in the Family Islands who
may presently get “little or no
quality” TV services at present.

Meanwhile, LIME is launch-
ing “TV over broadband”
throughout the Caribbean and
it is expected that this, too, will

_ be rolled out in The Bahamas.

Convenience should be
enhanced through an expan-
sion of places and options by
which customers will be able to
choose to “top-up” their
phones ‘with credit/minutes.
Additionally, it is intended that
BTC customers will be able to
buy their phones and connect
to BTC services in one fell
swoop from a BTC store in the
“very near future”.

More roaming agreements
for BTC customers travelling
abroad and visitors to the
Bahamas will increase both
ease of communication and
“BTC’s income from roaming

activity,” added Mr Ingraham.

“Given the large and growing
tourism business of the
Bahamas, it makes sense that
BTC should improve its ability
to capture this source of rev-
enue. The cost of roaming will
also go down because of
CWC,” said the Prime Minis-
ter. The introduction of such
new types of services offered
by BTC will allow it to mitigate
against the loss of revenues that
will result from increased com-
petition in the cellular market,
set to occur in the next three
or more years.

Meanwhile, customer service
provided by BTC will be
enhanced in terms of both qual-
ity and speed as a result of
“more efficient systems,
processes, and training”

brought about by CWC’s own-

‘ership, suggested the Prime
Minister.

Development of BTC’s infra-
structure will benefit going for-
ward from Cable and Wireless’s
enhanced purchasing power,

which equates to the ability to

purchase telecoms-related
equipment at around 20 to 30
per cent less than BTC is able
to. Other synergies will come
to fruition in the form of “pro-
curement savings, administra-
tion savings, IT implementa-
tion and support, network oper-
ations support, advanced enter-
prise and value added services,”
said Mr Ingraham.

-Phones),

at reasons prices, along with

Under the Memorandum of
Understanding signed between
the Government and CWC,
government will retain veto
power over certain decisions
relating to BTC, so long as it
holds 15 per cent of the com-
pany’s issued share capital.
These include changes in own-
ership of the company’s share
capital, any “material” acqui-
sitions and borrowings over a
certain size. The Prime Minister
also revealed that the agree-
ment between CWC and the
Government provides for a

restriction on dividends for the |

first two financial years follow-
ing, completion of the sale.
“No more than 60 per cent

_ of BTC’s profits will be distrib-

uted to the shareholders, which
of course includes Govern-
ment. This is important as BTC
needs to have a strong balance
sheet leading into competition,”
said Mr Ingraham.

The Prime Minister also

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Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,

drew attention to the “extreme-
ly large and generous pension
plan” currently managed by
BTC, into which the company
pays “on average, 20 per cent of
salaries every year”.

No competitor of BTCs in
the future will likely pay such
generous pensions, and “it-was
therefore essential that the pen-

* sion plan cost be reduced to a

more competitive level for BTC
going forward” under the new
agreement with CWC, “while
at the same time not impacting
the benefits of current employ-
ees and pensioners in the
future,” said Mr Ingraham.

For this reason, the Gov-
ernment has agreed it will pay
any contributions to the plan
which exceed 10 per cent of
total pensionable salaries, lim-
iting BTC’s pension cost in the
future to 10 per cent of its
salary base.

“The current pension plan
operated by BTC will be closed

is SrieR Ns.

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to new entrants,” said the
Prime Minister.

The acquisition of BTC by
Cable and Wireless is now set '
to become effective around
April 4, with the transaction
still subject to scrutiny by Par-
liament, the Central Bank and
the Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority
(URCA). The Prime Minister
tabled in parliament for the
opposition and the public’s con-
sumption the Share Purchase
Agreement, Shareholders’
Agreement and a document
outlining the telecommunica-
tions “Sector Policy and
Amendments”. These: docu-
ments will also be made avail-
able for public perusal online.

Secondary documents tabled
include a “Know-How/Trade
Mark Licence Agreement”,
Support Services Agreement,
Cable & Wireless Agreement,
Disclosure Letter, Memoran-
dum & Articles and a copy of
the Memorandum of Under-
standing between the govern-
ment and BIC.

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AML investors ‘holding Domino's sold-off if
out’ on better price

FROM page 1B

est, had objected to the AML Foods
deal on the grounds that they could
potentially lose rental income from
properties their firm owns.

This is because City Markets would
open three Super Centres in properties
owned by ABDAB - on JFK
Drive/Bethel Avenue and East-West
Highway in Nassau, and on the
Queen’s Highway in Freeport - if the
supermarket chain remains a stand-
alone.

This would generate profit and rev-
enue yields for ABDAB shareholders
as a result of the leases City Market
would enter into yet, if Mr Finlayson
acquires majority control at AML
Foods, the need for the East-West
Highway and Queen’s Highway sites
disappears, given the proximity of
existing Solomon’s SuperCentre stores.
Therefore, ABDAB investors would

only benefit from one City Markets ...

store lease.

Explaining that addressing the con-
cerns of ABDAB shareholders was his
main priority, Mr Finlayson told Tri-
bune Business he was “confident” a
fair solution could be worked out to
satisfy their concerns and enable the
AML Foods tender offer to move for-
ward.

And he revealed another difficulty
presently being encountered: “We’re
talking to a number of the larger
[AML] shareholders. The een

we’re running into is that a number of
those shareholders are trying to get
more per share for each of their
shares.”

Tribune Business has been informed
by reliable sources that some of AML
Foods’ bigger investors are holding out
for an offer of $3 per share and
upwards, more than double - 100 per

cent greater - than Mr Finlayson’s $1.50:

per share offer, which represents col-
lectively about $4 million more than
the stock is currently trading: at on
BISX.

Offer

And Mr Finlayson yesterday .
explained that his tender.offer would

not work if he had to pay more than
$12 million to gain 51 per cent majori-

ty control, since this was the sum he |

would have to invest to open the three

City Markets Super Centres anyway.: °
“J think. they’ve gotten together and

are holding out for a bigger price, but
our position is that it’s only worth the
$1.50 to us from a cash point,” he told
Tribune Business.

“That $12 million -we were going to

invest in expanding our business any-

way, so for us it does no work going |
over $12 million. It’s best to invest in”
our company’s properties and move | -

forward with those, rather than spend

more than $12 million for AML. It’s So
just not worth our while going beyond.

$1.50 per share.

“It’s like a haggle process, ‘but realie

ty is going to step in soon.” Mr Fin- | $1.04 stock lied: “That is absolutely f maheri
layson said his offer represented “quite : Dee price tepue Beat gey eee
a premium”, pointing out that AML | asked by this newspaper whether he planned to spin-off

Foods’ net book value was $0.95-$0.97 :

: successful.
Sh share, and the enterprise yale, was :

1.17-$1.20 per share.
Telling Tribune Business he was con-
fident the tender offer would “suc-

ceed”, Mr Finlayson said his attorney,
PLP Senator Jerome Fitzgerald, was _;

yesterday in Abaco talking to investors
who held 10 per cent of AML Foods’

- shares.
“The most important thing in this is :

not Price 1 or Price 2,” he added.

this, we’ve been fielding phone calls

- He also told Tribune Business that

from the Securities Commission about
having until this Friday to release the

D’ Aguilar had said; and added of the

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS:

IN THE SUPREME COURT tet
Common Law & Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of
BRENETTA MAE JOHNSON

/ | AND»

f

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT Tract of land containing Five
Thopisand Three hundred and twenty-four square feet (5,324) be-
ing Lot Number 542 and situate on the North-Eastern junction of
Moonshine Drive and Windward Isle Way In Golden Gates No... |].
2/Subdivision the Western District or the Island of New Provi-

ence, The Bahamas

The Petition of BRENETTA MAE JOHINSON’ of. the Westein y
District of the Island of New. Providence one of the Islands of the Aes
Commonwealth of The Bahamas i in respéct. Of ee ES Spee:
ALL THAT Tract of land containing Five Thousand Three Hua:
dred and twenty-four square feet (5,324) being Lot Number 542
and situate on the North-Eastern junction of Moonshine Drive
and Windward Isle Way In Golden Gates No. 2 Subdivision the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas
and bounded North by lot Number:541 and running thereon One
Hundred (100.00) feet South by a road reservation Moonshine. #
Drive Thirty-six (36.00) Feet wide East: by land the property of - :
the Petitioner and running thereon Fifty and Sixty-two (50.62):.). - |
feet West by a road reservation, Windward Isle Way; Forty feet
wide (40.00) Brenetta Mae Johnson claims to be the. owner: of «
the fee simple estate in possession of: the said piece or parcel on
of land free from incumbrances. ‘And the’ Petitioner has made
application. to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1999 to
have title to the said piece parcel or tract of land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a

’ Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with °

provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having a.dower or
right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on before the expiration of Thirty (30) days °,
after the final publication of these presents file in. the’ Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned.a Statement ff
of his claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be |}. ° |.
filed therewith. Failure-of any such. person-to ‘file and serve an
Adverse Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days
after the final publication of these presents will operate as a bar

to such claim.

Copies of the Petition and filed plan of the said land may be

inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Nassau
2. The Chambers of Messrs Mangra & Co., No. 20 Parlia-

ment Street.

Dated the 12th day of April, A.D. 2010

Mangra & Co.

No. 20 Parliament Street
Nassau, N.P.

The Bahamas.



cent last year. Operating

cash flow as a percentage of
turnover fell from 14 per
cent to just 7 per cent.

Meanwhile, capital spend-

ing by BTC increased from

$54.175 million to. $59.389

million, growth of 9.6 per

cent. Capital.spending as a

: peroentage of total turnover



per ‘cent.

‘2010;

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rose rota 15 per cent to i

Capital

“Bleewhere: it was ae
closed that BTC has some
$40.535 million in existing
capital commitments on
active projects as at January
25, 2011, with some $25.632.
million committed on pur-
chases from suppliers.

.#, The.documents.also. dis- .

€losed that BTC last year,

- on August 19, declared a
$1.9 million dividend solely '
for the purpose of paying:

-_ | NEW PROVIDENCE.
‘TEXACO Bahamas.

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FROM page 1B

Ventures, their ‘
pocket costs and expenses”

“tration dispute.

discontinued talks with
Bluewater over their offer

- Inillion up: front),a Letter
of Intent having been agreed
‘with the former PLP admin-
istration. aa

AML bidder wins

FROM page 1B

Domino’s Pizza to new owners if his acquisition bid proved

He explained to Tribune Business that Domino’ s.Pizza would

: “bring a lot more value” to a private company or group of
: entrepreneurs, rather than being part of a larger public com-
; pany, while his focus - as City Markets’ majority 78 per cent
: Owner - was on the food retailing and grocery business,

“We’ve been around a little while and know what it is to lose

: focus,” Mr Finlayson said. “We’re focused on the food, gro-
: ceries business, and feel someone ‘else will bring a lot: more val-
: ue to that franchise.” Ai
i It is difficult to determine how big a percentage of AML
: Foods’ $65.955 million in sales for the nine months to end-
“These guys want to sell. Lam con. ; October 2010 that Domino’s Pizza accounts for, the vast major-
stantly talking to every one of these i ity of this sum likely coming from the core food business at
shareholders and/or their representa- :
tives, large and small shareholders, and. :
i fraction of AML Foods’ $904,000 in net income generated for
‘Tan tell: you that since we announced i the first nine months of its financial year ending January 31,
d tj ith 1 dae t ? 2011. However, the strategy being advanced by AML Foods’
ane meeting with people every Cay. 1 : Board and current management is to expand the company’s.
think this is going to succeed as soon as :
-. -we:get the ABDAB shareholders sort-
i ed out and make themhappy.”
~ Mr Finlayson said AML Foods’ ;
chairman Dionisio D’Aguilar was “kid- ::
- ding himself” with his recent comments :
about the confidence the company’s

? Solomon’s SuperCentre and Cost Right.

The pizza franchise also likely accounts for a relatively small

i franchise business, and it is currently. i in tale to bring anoles ie
such business to the Bahamas.

Initial

Gavin Watchorn, AML Foods’ chief execittive ‘ald ares 8

larger shareholders had in existing : dent, told Tribune Business last week: “We are in the initial: dis-

"management and the future. ; cussion stages of bringing another franchise to the Bahamas.

i: We've made contact, are smiling across the dance floor, and that

; oe > will m head slowly but steadily."
he had received no communication lining Phe aten Get

Declining to name the potential franchise, other than: to

: confirm it was "definitely" a food brand, Mr.Watchorn said it .
: was difficult to put a timeline on when the negotiations would
AML’ Foods tender offer, as Mr : conclude, given the processes involved i in dealing with major US
: companies.

chairman: “It wouldn’ t be the first time :
that he has been incorrect.” Roe

"We needa couple of. months to talk to them,:and have a

; good idea of whether we will-do it or not," Mr Watchorn said:

Meanwhile, Mr Finlayson’ yesterday told Tribune Business - Me

i that consolidation among the major players. in the Bahamian
} food retailing industry was “essential”, explaining that the .
i proliferation of' neighbourhood food: stores had fragmented ~
: the $600 million per annum market and left the Big Five’ with
previous suitor, Bluewater i i
‘out of ;

around a 55 per cent combined share.”

He added that it was “no secret” that he had been exploring
: alternatives to an AML Foods acquisition/merger, having

for the period October 2005-’ talked to both Phil’s Food Services and Sandy Schaefer’ Ss Robin

March 2008, as per the :
agreement with the Gov- ::

Hood about consolidation possibilities.

“T think it’s,essential for all of. us.in this market,” Mr Fin-

+ layson said of consolidation: “If you take Phil’s and Sandy’s
etiment to secnewHetr arbi: ; operation, and our operation and Super Value and AML, com-

} bined it only comes'to 55 j per cent of: the market, and that’s get-

‘This was filed after the ! ting smaller and smaller every day.

Ingraham administration :

“There has to be:some consolidation among the. Big Five to

“Tf you think about it, they are.as bid as AML.’ Sandy did



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: move ahead: I don’t think it’s been a secret. that ‘we have been oe

:, in talks with Phil’s, and also with Sandy.»
to purchase 49 per cent of j
BTC for $260 million ($225 : about $26 million last: year before he did the new store, and
+ Phil’s did $35 million in food alone. That’s $60 million, and
: AML very roughly does $70 million in food..
i” “That’s an, alternative we’ve‘been taking a look at. Tes: clean-

: er in the sense that there’sno Domino’s or any concentration
fF onthe big ticket items, aS: and:so fort see aetna! 3 a

ae,
THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 5B



SRG ‘revenue stream’



cover for 100 per cent Britain hikes tax rate on
banks to raise 2.5B pounds

rise in Cable's fees

rently in the marketplace.

“We thing we can bring a retooling of ser-
vices out there, the quality of service, and
think we can bring excellent customer sup-
port. We have been in business for 16 years,
and have a very good track record on cus-
tomer service and quality service.’

FROM page 1B

the IndiGo Networks provider as “a big deal”
for Cable Bahamas, Mr Williams said: “We
have made no secret of our desire to get into
the voice business for a number of years, and
this decision to allow the merger with URCA.
and our compliance with the Significant Mar-
ket Power (SMP) obligations allows us to do
that.

“Tt means for us a new revenue stream,
which is good for future growth. We’ve taken
on a lot of additional expenses, URCA fees:
and communications fees, and no additional |
revenue has come to the company. That ulti-
mately put us at'a disadvantage.”

But now URCA’s approval of the SRG
merger, allowing Cable Bahamas to immi-
nently enter the fixed-line voice services mar-
ket by acquiring an existing business and cus- ‘
tomer base, “contributes a revenue stream
that allows us to cover these costs that, in the
short-term, we didnot have an avenue to do”.

Asked by Tribune Business how much the
fee increases had impacted Cable. Bahamas,
Mr’ Williams responded: “They’ve probably
added altogether, because there’s at least three
of them, URCA fees, Communications fees
and Business Licence fees, in the neighbour-
hood of $5-$6 million.

“That’s the total. The increase is.about in the
neighbourhood of $4 million, above and:
beyond. It’s an incredible increase. It is an
extremely high cost. Obviously, there’s also
the issue of us having to pay it upfront, which
we’ve also commented on. It’s a real burden,
and hopefully something can be done about

merger offered consumers choice, and added:

We think we will provide a very competitive
choice to what is currently in the marketplace.”

Eleuthera residents, who will for the first time
be able to choose between SRG and BTC

also provide phone services there.

market by some six to eight months.

details of the talks.
Mr Willliams suggested that this proces:

Mr Williams said that while Cable Bahamas
had yet to-release its year-end 2010 financials,
they would show “well over a 100 per cent ©
increase in fees as compared to previous
years’.

_ The acquisition of SRG’s wireless network,
Mr Williams added, would enable Cable
Bahamas to explore offering new products
and services, such as wireless broadband Inter-
net,‘to’ the Bahamian public that it otherwise
would not have done.

“There are quite a number of benefits, he
added. “There’s benefits on both sides of the

priceless attribute of being the’ one carrie
. with an. existing interconnection agreemen
with BTC. ~

SRG or IndiGo names, or move their loca
tion, the long- -term strategy was still being



Mr Williams told Tribune Business that ;
Cable Bahamas’ entry into the Bahamian.
fixed-line voice services market via the SRG:

“We are an alternative as a merged entity. :
One immediate benefit will bé seen-by |

when it comes to fixed-line voice services..
- While SRG currently only operates on New }
Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco, Cable: :
Bahamas’ fibre optic cable system covers those :
three territories plus Eleuthera, enabling it-to’

Mr Williams said Cable Bahamas’ existing :
infrastructure covered 95 per cent of the :
Bahamian population, and he told Tribune :
Business:that the SRG merger had shortened
the company’s entry run-up into the fixed-line: |

He explained that: with BTC still in the
throes of completing its Reference Access and. i
Interconnection Offer (RAIO), had Cable } :
Bahamas been forced a enter we ‘fixed-line } Heyy 10. rpise 25 billign pounds 2
voice market by itself, it would then have to : pack for taxpayers’ support of
negotiate an interconnection agreement with }
the state-owned incumbent - something that
would depend on the level of co-operation }

it? between the two parties and the technical ie





would take six-eight months, but would be
eliminated by the merger, since SRG had .the 2:

The Cable Bahamas executive added ‘that :
the two companies were likely to close their. }
merger within “the next few weeks”, and while
there were “no immediate plans” to change the. : was being raised now because
i banks were in a stronger posi-
: tion than had been believed








(AP Photo/Letters Pitarakis)

TAX RATE HIKE: A billboard for tourists shows the Bank of England, as it s seen on the background, in

London's City financial district, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The Bank of England is today expected to resist
pressure to hike UK interest rates despite fears over surging inflation and. commodity prices. Policymakers

: are unlikely:to-raise the Bank's base rate, which is at an all-time low of 0.5%, for fear of jeopardising the
-feeble economic recovery. However Some economists think the Bank will have to act soon in order to con-

trol inflation, which hit 3.3% as measured byt the consumer price index (CPI) in November, fuelled by the

rising cost of food, clothes and oil.

’ ROBERT BARR,
(+ Associated Press

LONDON
Britain is increasing its bank
($4 billion) this year as a pay-

the sector during the credit cri-

‘SIS.

The government said it acted
because of the'recent financial
strength of the banks, but

¢ bankers were unsettled.by the

move while their critics
demanded even higher taxes.
The. government

Treasury: .chief .George
Osborne said Tuesday the rate

i chad
planned to phase in thelevy to:
_ Taise 1.7 billion pounds this year
and move toward the target of --
2.5 billion pounds in 2012...

when the ieiaintion w was draft-
ed. "We. can move more quick-
ly to the full rate and that's

' exactly what I have just

announced," he said.

The levy — 0.075 percent on
bank balance sheets — is
intended to make a contribu-

, tion to. public finances, which
were hurt by the deep reces-

sion trigged by the credit cri-

_ SIS,

"It replaces a one-year, 50 per-
cent tax. on bank executives'
bonuses which was imposed by
the previous government.
"The banks themselves
understand they need to make
a fair contribution to the eco-
nomic recovery," Osborne said.

-Graeme Leach, chief econo- .
_Inist at the Institute of Direc-
‘tors, said that increases in the

levy posed a risk of undermin-

ing the competitiveness of.

British financial companies.

"Today's announcement of
a further increase of 800 mil-
lion pounds in the levy confirms
our initial concern; let's hope
it's the last increase," Leach
said.

The government remains in
negotiations with the banks to
have them commit a certain
amount of lending to small and

» medium-sized businesses.

The Financial Times report-
ed Tuesday that the annual
lending target is likely to be 190
billion pounds, up from 175 bil-
lion this year.

The newspaper said the
negotiations — known as Pro-
ject Merlin — are also expected
to produce some agreement on
disclosure for, the highest
bonuses paid by banks.

The British Bankers' Asso-
ciation said the levy will hit
hardest on the country's global

.- banks.

merger in terms of what SRG brings: to the
table and what Cable Bahamas brings to the
table. We believe the merged entity will be
bettér:able toi compete against the voice ser-:’
. ivices of:BLGC, and. also believe we have an

“opportunity 'to additional services not-cur- ©

; finalised.

P ANALYSIS



Foreclosures raise US economic stress

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
Associated Press
MIKE SCHNEIDER,
Associated Press

The nation's economic stress
inched up in December because
higher foreclosures outweighed
lower unemployment, accord-
ing to The Associated. Press'
monthly analysis.

Bankruptcy levels remained
largely unchanged from
November. But the depressed

housing market took a toll.

Foreclosure rates rose in 33.
states, most sharply in Utah,

New Jersey, Nevada and Ari-
zona. Most analysts expect the
economy to: gain momentum
this year, in part because of a
tax-cut package. that lowers
workers’ Social Security taxes
and puts more money in their

paychecks. But two straight |

months of higher stress to.end
2010 marked a setback after the
nation's economic: pain had
eased since the start of last year,
the AP Economic Stress Index
showed.

“The AP's index calculates a
score from 1 to 100 based on
unemployment, foreclosure and
bankruptcy rates. A higher
score signals more stress. Under
a rough rule of thumb, a coun-
ty is considered stressed when
its score exceeds 11.

The. average county's score
in December was 10.4, up from
10.3 in November. Slightly
more than 40 percent of the
nation's 3,141 counties were
deemed stressed, up slightly
from November.

For all of 2010, economic
stress eased in every state but
five: Colorado, Florida, Geor-
gia, Nevada and Utah. Stress
fell most sharply in the Great
Lakes states and the Southern
states of Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee. Those states
have large manufacturing bases,

-and the AP analysis showed
that'stress dropped most in
counties with large proportions
of workers in manufacturing.

U.S. manufacturers are final-
ly adding jobs after years of
shrinking their payrolls. They
added 136,000 workers last
year, the first net increase since

‘Among those five,

1997. And in J anuary, the man-
ufacturing sector added 49,000

jobs — the most in any month

since August 1998.

For 2010, the sharpest.
“increases in economic stress
occurred in counties with heavy:

concentrations of real estate
workers. Nevada was.again by

_. far the most troubled state with

a Stress score of 22.56. It was
followed by Florida (16.47),

-California (16.36), Georgia

(14.5) and Arizona (14.46).
only
Nevada's Stress score rose from
November to:December.

And once again, the healthi-

- est states were in the Plains and
-New England: North Dakota

had the lowest Stress score in
December: 4.65. It was followed
by Nebraska (5.38), South

-Dakota (5.69), Vermont (6.19)

and New Hampshire (6.95). .

Sunk

Nationally, the unemploy-
ment rate has sunk over the
past two months, from 9.8 per-
cent in. November to.9 percent
in January. But hiring remains

_ weak because employers still

lack confidence in the econo-
my: Most analysts say the tax-
cut deal that took effect this

year will help. Extra take-home.

pay could lead consumers —
who fuel about 70 percent of

. the economy — to spend more.

"The tax deal provides the
economy with some significant
juice that will.lead to better
growth, better job creation and
lower unemployment," said
Mark Zandi, chief economist
at Moody's Analytics.

In December, _ stress
increased the most in the West.
That was due primarily to wors-
ening bankruptcies and fore-
closures. Foreclosures in the
nation's hardest hit communi-
ties in California and Florida
have dipped in recent months.
But they've risen in areas like
Seattle; Salt Lake City; Albu-
querque, N.M.; and Greeley,
Colo.

In December, Georgia joined
the list of five most-stressed
states for the first time, and

Mr Williams said the taseped: Cable ;
Bahamas/SRG was “very confident” it would :
‘be able to compete: against a privatised BTC
and its-strategic partner, Cable & Wireles
poriiineanons evo oF LIME. ' en Ae

for the first time: The Stress t

have. Job hemorrhaging ha’
. of a more stable manufactur:

to end 2011 with job ‘gains fo:

Hari Singh, an economist :a

having a turnaround," Singh }

- state's real estate boom and col- :

‘sures. That is what has been








































































Michigan emerged from the lis

Index's calculations’ date to;
October 2007. : d

Michigan is benefiting from pe
having missed the real: estate?
bubble:and bust. It's also man-
aged its budget.better than :.
most other high-stress states



The Bahamas Télecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC)
_wishes to advise the public of the following banking fa-
cilities that may be ‘utilized for payment of customers’

mobile, landline and internet bills. They are:
Bank of The Bahamas Limited
| _ Commonwealth Bank
| ~ Fidelity Bank Limited
. Finco- Finance Corporation of The Bahamas
_ First Caribbean Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
_ Scotiabank —
Customers will need a copy of their bill showing the ac-
~ count and phone number to make a payment.

béen stanched, in part becausé
ing sector. The state is expected

the first time in nearly a decade
‘Many of the new jobs are in
health care and professional”: .|
services, though manufacturing |?

is also adding jobs thanks to:
demand from overseas, said

Grand Valley State University ;
in Grand Rapids, Mich.: i
"Manufacturing ‘is definitely |

said. In Georgia; the unem: ?

sures. and bankruptcy filings. :-
Georgia has the second-high- : .
est bankruptcy rate at'about 2.2 i.
percent, trailing only Nevada. “de
It's also saddled with the’ sev-.:
enth-highest foreclosure rate..:

Its troubles. stem from the :

lapse, said Rajeev Dhawan; an
economist at Georgia State is
University.“ :

"Bankruptcies and foreclo- : |
sures are the side effects of the :
damage from the real estate.
bust," Dhawan said. "First, you:
have the real estate problem, :.
and then it's going to spill over :
into bankruptcies and foreclo-: :

Ifyou require further infermation: please do not hesitate
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happening in’ Georgia." i
In December, the most eco-. :
nomically stressed counties with :
populations. of at least 25,000 :-
were Imperial County, Calif :
(32.39); Lyon County, Nev. :
(27.56); Nye County, Nev. :
(25.91); Merced County, Calif.
(25.37); and Yuma County, :
Ariz. (25.34). i
The healthiest counties.:
according to the Stress Index :
were Ellis County, Kan. (3.48); :
Buffalo County; Néb. (3.74); :
Ford County, Kan. (3.95); Ward): .
County, N.D. (4.02); and Sioux }
County, Iowa (4.12). i

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| SUPREME COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS () 7 2010





010/CLE/gen/00985

IN THE SUPREME COURT NASSAU, BAHAMAS

BETWEEN:

(1) WELLINGTON UNDERWRITING AGENCIES LTD
(2). - HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED

(3) AMLIN UNDERWRITING LTD

(4) MANAGING AGENCY PARTNERS LTD

(5) CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS

(6) QBE CORPORATE LTD

(7) ‘ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

(8). SOVAG UK BRANCH

Plaintiffs
- And -
a) CARIB USA’ SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
(2). RORO‘COMPANY LIMITED —_.
Q) . SOUTHEASTERN FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED
‘(4 - THOMAS HANNA :
Defendants

_ ORDER ©



DATED the 7” day of December, A.D., 2010

BEFORE The Deputy Register of the Supreme Court Mr. Erie Wallace, in Chambers on the
"Third Floor British Acaetcas llc: Maetborough Stet Nassau, Bahamas

AND. UPON READING the Affidavit of: Keino Demeritte filed on the 23% day of Seplember

A. D, 2010
AND UPON HEARING Tracy A.A.A Ferguson of Counsel for the Plaintiffs

IT I8 HEREBY ORDERED that service of a copy of this Order and a copy of the Writ of
Summons i in this action by inserting an. advertisement of such Order and Writ of Summons in

"the newspapers The Nassau Guardian and: the Tribune twice cach and by serving a copy of the
: said Writ of: Summons and this Order in a sealed envelope addressed to the Fourth Defendant:
with. the crew of the MV “VI-NAIS” and by serving a.copy of the said Writ of Summons on

the Fourth. Defendant's place of business, Consolidated Marine Group, shall be good and

Sufficient service of the said Writ of Summons on the Fourth Defendant and that service shall ”
“be deemed to have been. effected on the second date of publication of the said advertisement -

and that the time for acknowledgement of service shall be within fourteen (14) days from such

date,

~ BYORDEROF THE COURT |




ae gam

“This: ‘Onde was drawn ip itesara: “Callender & Co, One Millars ‘Gout, Nassau, The

; Bahamas, Counsel. and -Attomeys for the Plaintifis

a COMMONWEALTH. OF THE p pantamll t 6 an eo S86.
"INTHE SUPREME court | Na - | CLE/gen/00985

BETWEEN:

er WELLINGTON UNDERWRITING AGENCIES LTD"
Q) .. HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED
@) AMLINUNDERWRITINGLID =~
(4). MANAGING AGENCY PARTNERS LTD

. (5). CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS
(6) QBECORPORATELTD .

_. () ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

aU ®) -SOVAG UK BRANCH Sate

AND
(1) ~~ CARIB USA SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) I LIMITED
. (2) RORO COMPANY LIMITED
(3) SOUTHEASTERN. FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED
@ THOMAS HANNA ee aoe
Defendants

ELIZABETH IL, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Bahainas and of her
~* other realms: and territories, Head of the Commonwealti |

TO: “CARIB USA SHIPLINES (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

No. 10 United Building,
Soldier Road West; ©
Nassau; ‘Bahamas

RO RO Tol i LIMITED

c/o Mr. Thomas Hania, :
No. 10 United Building...

Soldier Road West, °

Nassau, Bahamas

SOUTHEASTERN FREIGHT SERVICE LIMITED.
c/o Mr. Thomas Hanna,

No. 10 United Building,

Soldier Road West,

Nassau, Bahamas

THOMAS HANNA
No. 10 United Building,
Soldier Road. West,
Nassau, Bahamas

WE COMMAND YOU That within for een a days after service of this Writ on-you, inclusive of
the day of such service, you do cause ain appearance to be entered for you in an action at the suit —
of

WELLINGTON UNDERWRIGHTING AGENCIES LTD.
HARDY UNDERWRITING LIMITED

AMLIN UNDERWRITING LTD

MANAGING AGENCY PAR’ ERS LTD

CHARLES ANTHONY STAPLETON FRANKS
-QBECORPORATELTD

ZURICH SPECIALTIES LONDON LIMITED

SOVAG UK BRANCH |
c/o Callenders & Co.,. ’
One Millars. court,
Nassau, Bahamas,

4, The said service pen Carib took place on'29" November, 2007 and 3% Desenber, 2007

Plaintiffs



THE TRIBUNE

And take notice that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may proceed therein, and judgment
may be given in your absence.

Witness, Sir Michael Barnett, Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. the
10th day of July in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Ten.
. REGISTRAR

N.B. —This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months from the date hereof or, if
renewed, within six calendar months from the date of the last renewal, including the
day of such date, and not afterwards.

The defendant may enter appearance personally or by attorncy either by handing in
the appropriate forms, duly completed, at the Registry of the Supreme Court, 2
Floor, Ansbacher House, East Street in the City of Nassau on the Island of New
Providence, or by sending them to that office by post.

if the defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a defence to the attorney for the
Plaintiff within fourteen days from the last day of the time limited for appearance, urtless
such time is extended by the Court or a Judge; otherwise judgment. may be entered against
him without-notice, unless he has in the meantime been served with a summons for
judgment.

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. As.a result of litigation between the Plaintiffs and the First Defendant (“Carib”) in’ the

United Kingdom, a judgement was entered.in the English High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench

Division, Commercial Court on 4" May, 2007 (“the English Judgement’).

2, By an Order of this Honourable Court dated. 27" November, 2007, the English Judgement

was registered as a Judgement within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas whereby it was held

that Carib \ was ordered to pay the Plaintiffs:

(a) the principle sum of Four hundred and Thirteen : thousand Seven hundred and
Thirty-two pounds sterling anid Ninety-three pence (€413,732,193) i in costs (“the
Assessed Costs”);

* (b) interest on the Assessed Costs from4" May, 2007;
| (c) fixed costs assessment fee of One hundred and Thirty pounds sterling (£130.00)
. (“the Assessment Fee"); and .
-(@)___, interest onthe Assessassitt Fee from 19" September, 2007,
3. As is required under Chapter 77 of the Reciprocal Enforcement Judgement Act and the
Reciprocal Enforcement of Jodeement Rules, the Plaintiffs served Carib at their registered office,
‘ther principal business office and also‘at the office of their local legal advisor with a copy of the
following, documents: : ae
(a) the ex parte Ordet of Mr. Justice Faizool Mohammed dated and filed-herein 27"
November, 2007; |

() acopy of the ex parte : Originating Summons filed herein on o Navembe; 2007;

© - the Affidavit of Simon John Kemp filed herein on va November, 2007;

(a) the Plaintiffs” bundle af documents and skeleton arguments relied upon by the
attorneys for the Plaimtifts at the ex parks hearing before Mr. Justice Mohammed
on 27" November, 2007; and

(e) at other. documents filed i in the. aforesaid English proceedings

e

respectively.

5. Further in accordance: with the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgement Act, ‘Chapter a

and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgement Rules, Carib was = personally served. with the ~

Notice of Registration on 234 January, 2008: ‘

6.. Carib, at no point, made any. sppicaton to set aside the said registration The Plaintiffs
‘ were, therefore entitled to enforce the Order.

7, "The Plaintf ave ‘at recovered any of the sums awarded to ifien in the English

°: Judgement nor have they received any other monies in satisfaction of the English ee ieee

8 At the time of the registration of the English Judgement, Carib: was the repintared'< owner
ofa Bahamian registered vessel, the “UNITED STAR”. ‘The Defendant was also the owner of
the Bahamian registered vessels the “UNITED SPIRIT” and also the “KET”, However; those

"vessels have been deleted from the Register of Bahamian Ships. Itis woted that these deletions :
“occurred after Carib: was put on actual notice of the. Plaintiffs’ English Jagemient of 4 May,

2007 ‘aad of an application for a - Default Costs Certificate being made anider the English ig

Judgement.
9. On ot April, 2008 the Plaintiffs. filed an ex-parte Originating Summons for a Charging

Order. Nisi and. ior a. post Judgement Mareva injunction against Carib and their Directors, A

_. Charging Order was granted eX parte on 14" April, 2008 and the Order was filed-on 16" April,

-2008. A copy of the said Charging Order Nisi was served along with the Originating Summons
on the registered office and agent of Carib and at Carib’s business office.

10. "The Charging, Order was made Absolute by a further Order ase 16" May, 2008 and:

filed on ot June, 2008. A copy of this charging Order Absolute was eves on the. registered

office and agent of Carib and at Carib’s business office.
Me. By an Order dated 4" December, 2008, it was ordered that: 7
“The Responden/Defendant herein, whether by themselves, their agents or servants or
‘otherwise howsoever be and is hereby restrained whether acting by its Directors or
howsoever sitheriise from selling, transferting, assigning, hedging, charging, further
encumbering or otherwise dealing: with the’ assets, and/or the issued shares of Carib, a
Bahamian registered company and without prejudice of the generality of the foregoing
the expression assets shall include the motor vessel “UNITED STAR” and any other
ships. or ‘vessels in the ownership of Carib or the traceable proceeds thereof and the

freight or other income from such ships.”

12. > Carib were the registered owners of the “UNITED STAR”, the “UNITED SPIRIT” and

the “KCT”, All three vessels were assets of Carib as defined by the Order of 4" December,
2008. All three vessels were in Carib’s possession at the time of the English Judgement. It was
with full knowledge of the: English Judgement and the registration of that Jidocatoae or
application to register, that Carib disposed of the vessels in an atteagit to dissipate its assets,

13... The Plaintiffs have recently learnt that the “UNITED STAR” and its sister the
“UNITED SPIRIT” have been deleted from the Maritime Register and are no longer tezistered
under the Merchant Shipping Act. The vessels are still in the possession of the

Respondent/Defendant but have been removed from the. Maritime Register in an attempt to
THE TRIBUNE

defraud the Applicanl/Claimant and to avoid the English Judgement. In short, all three
Defendants are involved in a conspiracy to defraud the Claimant,
14. The vessels, the “UNITED STAR” and the “UNITED SPIRIT” have been transferred
to Ro Ro Company Ltd. (“Ro Ro”) which is the alter ego of Mr. Thomas Hanna (“Mr. Hanna’).
Mr. Hanna is also the President and Director of Carib. While the KCT has been transferred to
Southeastern Freight Service Limited, which is also the ite ego of Mr. Hanna.
1S, Ro Ro’s registered office, as stated on-its Annual Business Licence, is Soldier Road
West. The registered office of Carib, as stated on its Annual. Business Licence, is-also. Soldier
Road West. |
16. Mr. Hanna is the beneficial owner of all the issued shares in both Carib-and Ro Ro.
17, The Defendants have all conspired to defraud the Plaintiffs-and the Plaintiffs are entitled
to the delivery up of all three vessels as assets of Carib,

P ARTIC ZULARS
The “UNITED SPIRIT"

18. The “UNITED SPIRIT” was removed from the Maritime Register on 22H August,

2007. The vessel has been renamed the “SEA SPIRIT” I” and is registered as being eamad by
Ro. Ro Company Ltd. The New Providence Port Authority Board confirm that the “UNITED
SPIRIT” was renamed the “SEA SPIRIT 1” in Decémber-2007. The “SEA SPIRIT II” is
registered with the New Providence Port Authority under the provisions of the Boat Registration
Act. .

19, Mr. Hanna, on behalf of Carib; as owner, wrote to Captain Anthony Allens on 14"

December, 2006. stating that he had sold the “UNITED SPIRIT” to Ro Ro. However, Mr.

Hanna wrote to the Chairman of the New Providence Port Authority Board on 29" March, 2007

authorizing Ms. Evelyn Frith to represent Carib in the transfer of ‘the “UNITED SPIRIT” to Ro
Ro, a transfer which he had already confirmed took place three months previously. He then

made a swom affidavit dated 15" June, 2007 stating that Carib was the registered owner of the

“UNITED SPIRIT” and that he was the beneficial owner of all the issued shares:in Carib. At.

the very least, Mr. Hanna and the other Defendants have not been consistent in. their fraud and
-Mr. Hanna has sworn a fraudulent affidavit.

20. ‘Further, the business licence of Carib states that its trading address is Saldier Road West

in the Bahamas, The business licence of Ro Ro also states. that its business address is Soldier

Road West in the Bahamas. The Plaintiffs/Applicants believe that Mr. Hanna is the Deneficial
owner of Ro Ro and further, that the “UNITED SPIRIT” is still an asset of Carib and is in its
possession under the new name “SEA SPIRIT IP’

The “UNITED STAR” ;

21, On 27" February, 2008 the “UNITED STAR" was deleted from: the Maritime Register.
. Itis believed that ownership of the “UNITED STAR” remains vested in Ro Ro.

The “KOT? .

22) "The “KCT was owned by Carib and was, therefore, an asset of that said company. “Oh

or about 2007 Carib, with full knowledge of the English proceedings, transferred the “KCT” to

Southeastern Freight Service Limited, which is an alter ego of Mr.. Hanna. “KCT” remains

registered under the; Merchant Shipping Act with Number 7000006.

23. These vessels were disposed of in breach of several Court Orders and were done so by
the Defendant in full knowledge of thase Court Orders. As a result the Plaintiffs: via their court’
appointed Receiver, Mr. George Clifford Culmer, are entitled to-the delivery up of the
“UNITED STAR”, the “UNITED SPIRIT” and the “KCT ” as being property disposed of in
breach of the aforementioned Court Orders and with full knowledge of the English proceedings
and: application to register the English Judgement’ in the Bahamas in a conspiracy by the
Defendants to defraud the Plaintiffs. | |

24, Further and for the avoidance of doubt, it is.clear that Mr. Hanna and. Carib disposed of

the vessels in full knowledge of the English proceedings and in a blatant attempt to defraud the °

Plaintiffs. The. Plaintiffs issued a claim form in the English Court on 10" August, 2005.. That
claim form was served upon Carib out of jurisdiction in the Bahamas on gh November, 2005.
Carib acknowledged service of that Claim form and served a Defence on I i" May, 2006. ;

25. Carib then failed to comply with any further court directions and consequently allowed
judgement to be entered against them in default. ‘This was clearly a ploy to alone it time to
dissipate its aasete in advance of judgement being entered against it,

AND the Plaintiffs.claim:
1. the delivery up of the vessels; the “UNITED STAR”, the “SEA SPIRIT LD” (formerly

the “UNITED SPIRIT”) and the “KCT” forthwith;

2. damages for conspiracy to defraid.and/or equitable compensation; and
3} punitive damages to be assessed in such amount _as to the Court sees fit.
4. interest pursuant, to statute;

8. costs.

DATED the 16th day efjJuly ,A.D. 2010.

ol hecthe dd

CALLENDERS & CO.
‘ Chambers,
One Millars Court,
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiffs



SHAWN POGATCHNIK,
Associated Press
DUBLIN

Anglo Irish Bank, the reck-
less institution at the heart of
Ireland's slide towards bank-
ruptcy, has reported a prelimi-
nary eurol7.6 billion ($24 bil-
lion) loss for 2010 — by far the
worst in Irish corporate history.

State-owned Anglo revealed
the staggering figure Tuesday
after the Dublin High Court

approved a government plan to ~~

merge Anglo with another bust
bank, Irish Nationwide, within
weeks. The court order permits
both banks to auction off their
surviving deposit bases to sol-
vent Irish banks.

Tuesday's figure dwarfed Ire-
land's previous figure for worst
corporate loss: Anglo's mark
of euro12.7 billion ($17.3 bil-
lion) in 2009, when the govern-
ment nationalized the lender to
prevent its immediate collapse.

Anglo said its unofficial,

_ unaudited 2010 results show

that the bank directly wrote off
euro7.8 billion ($10.7 billion)
of dud property loans to Ire-
land's bankrupt property spec-
ulators, the bank's major clien-
tele.

It also. was forced to record
eurol1.5 billion ($15.7 billion)
in other losses when it sold the
bulk of its dysfunctional prop-
erty-based loan book to Ire-
land's new state-run "bad
bank," the National Asset Man-
agement Agency. That agency
has been buying the toxic debts
of five Dublin banks at massive
discounts from their book value
— a penalty ultimately being

‘borne by Ireland's shellshocked

taxpayers.

Anglo chairman Alan Dukes
said the 2010 losses were rough-
ly as expected, and suggest that
Irish taxpayers' total bailout bill
for Anglo won't exceed euro29
billion ($39.5 billion), the fig-
ure announced in September
by the government as it-still
hoped to avoid an internation-
al bailout.

Dukes said the latest figures

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 7B

BUSINESS

Anglo Irish Bank reports
Ireland-record $248 loss





(AP Photo/Peter ss Marton

DISSOLUTION: Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, right, and Irish Pres-
ident Mary.Mc Aleese sign the Proclamation of Dissolution of the Irish
Parliament at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Feb. 1,
2011.Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced in a farewell address
tinged with regret over'the ation s plunge to the brink of bankrupt-

~ oy.

"show that Gur pradictions,
while dire, have been pretty
close to the mark."
- The bank's major source for
2010 earnings, it said,:came
from forcing the most junior
tier of its creditors, so-called
"subordinated". bondholders,
to accept only a small percent-
age of their original invest-
ments. That saved Anglo close
to euro1.8 billion ($2.5 billion).
Anglo also shed.more. light
Tuesday on the terrifying debt
dynamics that forced: Ireland
last year to admit, defeat in its
two-year struggle to save its

banks without taking a global

bailout of its own.

Ireland in November nego-

tiated a potential euro67.5 bil-
lion ($92 billion) credit line

from the European Central ©

Bank and International Mon-
etary Fund — but only after the
Frankfurt bank that runs the
eurozone said it couldn't keep

floating the Dublin banks, par-.

ticularly Anglo, emergency
loans indefinitely. .
Anglo said its deposits plum-

-meted during 2010 from

euro27.2 billion to euro11.1 bil-

lion). At the same time, its
emergency loans from the
European Central Bank and
Irish Central Bank nearly dou-
bled to euro45 billion ($61.5
billion) — about 50 percent
more than all taxes collected in
Ireland last year.

Anglo's desperate drive for
ECB cash, to pay off exiting
bondholders and depositors,

_ accelerated throughout the

summer as foreign analysts
increasingly formed a view that
Ireland couldn't keep funding
the bailout bill without inter-
national aid.

Anglo said it plans to pub-
lish official 2010 figures by
March 31 — by which time the
bank itself may have ceased to
exist.

The most likely bidders for
the remaining depositors at
Anglo and Trish Nationwide, a
building society similarly
destroyed by property loans
gone bad, are Ireland's two
healthiest banks: Irish Life &
Permanent and Bank of Ire-
land. The government's blan-
ket insurance scheme means no
depositor will lose a penny in
the transfer.

(
lion ($37.1 billion to Sb. 2 bil-





A look at economic doeggaons and activity in ao
stock markets around the world Tuesday:



BEIJING — China's central bank raised .

interest rates for the second time in just over

a month in a bid to dampen high inflation and .

| guide blistering economic growth to a sus-
tainable level.’

The latest action is intended to hold price “
increases in check, ensure economic growth »

| is running at sustainable levels and promote. *
~ this:year and move toward the target of 2.5

savings instead of risky ape uaUNe invest-
ments.

The big fear in financial markets i is how:
much growth will slow as China tightens pol-.”
icy. It has been Chinese growth over the last:

few years that may have helped to stave off a
global depression.

LONDON — China’s second interest rate”

“negative, an indication of how the unrest in

_ sEgypt'has fueled worries of a spillover in
‘other Arab countries.

increase in just over a month failed to dent
market optimism.

Many of the world's leading stock indexes
held at levels not seen since the summer of

2008, before the coHapse of Lehman Broth-

ers triggered the biggest bear market since
World War II.
In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading

British shares closed up/0.7 percent, Ger-

many's DAX rose 0.5 percent and the CAC-
40 in Paris ended:0.4 percent higher.

TOKYO — Earlier in Asia, the Nikkei
225 rose 0.4 percent to close at 10,635.98, a
day after closing at a nine-month high. Aus-
tralia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent, but
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index slipped 0:3

percent and South Korea's Kospi ended~

down 0.6 percent.

ROME — A U.N. food agency said Chi-
na's winter wheat harvest is at risk because of
a drought that also has led to shortages of
drinking water for people and livestock.

The, agency said the drought is already
putting pressure on wheat prices in China,
with average flour prices rising more than 8
percent in January compared to the previous
two months.

The impact on global wheat production
and prices was unclear.

BERLIN — Industrial production in Ger-
many, Europe's largest economy, fell 1.5 per-
cent in December, dragged down by a slump
in construction.

TOKYO — With cheerleaders shouting
encouragement, more than 1,000 young
Japanese trying to break into the job market
held a pep rally in Tokyo to underscore what
officials say is the bleakest employment out-
look Japan has faced in years.

~ LONDON — The British government has
increased the rate of its bank levy to raise 2.5
billion pounds ($4 billion) this year to help

fund the recovery in the wake of the financial
~- Crisis.

- The. ap eTnnNeh had earlier planned to
phase in the levy to raise, 1.7 billion pounds

billion-_pounds in 2012.
~. Treasury Chief George Osborne said the
rate.was raised because banks were in a

‘stronger position than had been believed
. when: the legislation was drafted.

- CAIRO — Moody’ s Investors Service says.
it has revised Jordan's sovereign outlook to

- CAIRO — Egypt's central bank stepped in

--to‘halt a steep fall in the country's currency,
bankers said, while the stock exchange out-

lined regulations aimed at thwarting poten-

tially steep losses in the market when it
“reopens next week.

ATHENS — Debt-ridden Greece's bor-
rowing rate fell in its latest treasury bill auc-
tion, suggesting a cautious recovery in inter-

. national investors' confidence in the country.

Meanwhile, Luxembourg's prime minis-
ter voiced confidence that Europe will pull
through its debt crisis, and praised bailed-

out Greece for its unpopular austerity pro-

gram.
-- Jean-Claude Juncker said he is "convinced

. that the euro is not in danger," and ruled
- out Greece being expelled from the curren-

cy union due to its acute debt problems.

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's
deputy prime minister warned that exten-
sive flooding and storm damage could shrink
the economy, as he prepared to seek legisla-
tive approval for a new tax to pay for what
could be the country's costliest mantel dis-
aster.

BUCHAREST, Romania — An Interna-

_ tional Monetary Fund official says Romani-

a's economy is stabilizing:after two years of
recession.

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian officials
say inflation in January was the highest
monthly jump in almost six years. That
increases worries Brazil's economy is over-
heating.
PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011

THE TRIBUNE





LORRY AE aL US a!
Te TRU Rau Tea tT



NEW YORK

Gold and silver prices rose Tuesday after China increased inter-

est rates to curb inflation and slow economic growth.

Silver for March delivery settled up 92.8 cents, or 3.2 percent, to
$30.271 an ounce. April gold added $15.90 to settle at $1,364.10 an :

ounce.

This is the third time China has raised interest rates since Octo- }
ber. Its inflation rate hit a 28-month high of 5.1 percent in Novem- :
Der before moderating in December. Government leaders fear a }
vp rise in prices for things like food and fuel could trigger :

sinrest

The decision is prompting more investors to buy gold and silver
because of concerns about inflation, said Dave Meger, vice presi- :

dent of metals trading at Vision Financial Markets.

Some other countries, including Indonesia and Brazil, also have
raised rates in an effort to control inflation. Precious metals are con- :

sidered hedges against inflation and slow growth.

In contracts for March delivery, copper slipped 0.10 cent to

54.5740 a-pound and palladium rose $19.40 to $838.45 an ounce.
April platinum gained $17.70 to settle at $1,861.90 an ounce.

‘in other commodities trading, oil prices fell after China's rate
hike was announced. Benchmark crude for March delivery fell 54 ;
cents to settle at $86.94 per barrel on the New York Mercantile :

Exchange.

China's rate hike decision also affected oil and other energy con- i
: CHRISTOPHER S.
Although many oil tiaders expected the interest rate hike, the : RUGABER,

: AP Economics Writer

demand. "That was one of the main pillars of the current (oil) } WASHINGTON

said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Eco- :

, tracts.
concern is how much it might eventually reduce China's oil

price,"
nomic Research.



Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

SSAA ACER ERIE

(a) SWANLAKE INVESTMENTS LIMITED. is in dissolution
' under the provisions of the. International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February 8, |.
2011. when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

Tertace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

i
k
+
_ (c) The Liquidator of the said company is Zakrit Setvices Ltd. of 2nd
(d) All persons having Claims against the sirens Company are
required on or before day of March 22, 2011 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
of the company or, in default taereof, they may be excluded from the
ft benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

t

February 9, 2011

L _'ZAKRIT SERVICES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY






‘GLOBO INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
LIMITED






Extraordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders of
the above-named Company duly:convened and held on
the 27" day of January, 2011 the following resolutions

; Were passed:

| | NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an
it

| RESOLVED that GLOBO INTERNATIONAL
_ | COMPANY LIMITED be wound up voluntarily.

2 ESOLVED that DELANO ARANHA be appointed
, ‘ae Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.

Dated the 4" day of February, 2011."




H & J CORPORATE SERVICES LTD.
Registered Office .
For the above-named Company






Money at Work





ROYALDFIDELITY |

BUSINESS



Job openings fall for
second straight month



INTERNATIONAL

BUSINESS

i US. employers posted fewer .
: jobs in December, the latest

evidence that businesses are not
ready to step up hiring:

The Labor Department said
Tuesday that employers adver»
tised nearly 3.1 million jobs in
December, a drop of almost
140,000 from November and
the second straight monthly

decline, That's the lowest total.

since September.

“The report provides an indi-
cation of future hiring patterns
because it can take several
months to fill many jobs.

Openings have risen by more
than 700,000 since they bot-
tomed out in July.2009, one
month after the recession end-
ed. That's an increase of 31 per-
cent.

Analysts expect companies
will start hiring again soon, not-
ing that other data suggests the
economy is improving. Con-

sumers are spending more, lay--

offs are at pre-recession levels

and Dow Jones industrial aver- -

age is above 12,000. Also, a sep-
arate report from the National
Federation of Independent
Business on Tuesday said con-

Operation A.B.L.E.of
Greater Boston

_Mature Worker_

Job Fair

9.a.m.=1 p.m.

Please Sie Ti —

ywotMayave have a copy of your resume?)



<= Breakout Sessions



(AP. Photo/Stephan. Savoia)

JOB HUNTING: Prospective employees attend a mature worker job fair sponsored by Operation A.B.L.E.
(Ability Based on Long Experience) of Greater Bostori at a hotel in Boston, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2011.

According to a Labor Department report released Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, job openings dipped in
November 2010, the latest evidence that employers remain cautious about atc workers.

fidence among small employ- |
ers is at the highest level since “
the recession began in Decem-

_ ber 2007.

"We expect (job openings)
will be bouncing back in the

EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY

Computer Hardware and Software company
seeks applicants for the post of

‘Software/Hardware Technician

Salary commensurate with experience and

‘education.

Addition benefits available.

Interested applicants should send resumes
and appropriate information to:

jobs@bias-bahamas.com -



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91,000.in November. That could
reflect weather-related shut-
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index rose to 94.1 in January,

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 9B







WOULD you prefer to give your
beloved a dozen roses costing a hundred
dollars that will be dead within a week or
supply her with hundreds of roses spread
over time? — ove

The answer may seem obvious but

there’s a catch. You must first consider

your beloved.

Bahamian women in varying degrees fall
between the extremes of Nature Girl and
Nassau Princess.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Nas- '

sau Princess must have her dozen roses —
preferably two dozen — and a box of Godi-
va chocolates as well as a dinner on Par-
adise Island. Nature Girl may go for a bush
— arose bush, of course. ats

To be honest, you can only get away
with this if you are married (or something
similar) to your beloved and share the
place where the rose bush will grow.

And, of course, you must do all the
spadework.

Now to the nitty gritty.

. All plant nurseries sell potted roses and

the price will be between. $30 and $40.

Add a couple of dollars for a decorative
cover to hide the pot. ie

You must allow at least an hour for your
purchase and you should not go to the
nursery on Saturday morning because that
is when everybody else goes to the nurs-
ery. This afternoon should be perfect.

Once you have shown that you are seri-
ous about your choice of rose ‘ bush you
will no doubt be handed on to an assis-
tant who ‘knows roses’. Impress him or
her with your tenacity and insightful prob-
ing.

You should already know beloved’s
favourite colour and this should help pare

. down the selection.

If in doubt, choose yellow or pink.

Examine the plant. Look at a ball near
the bottom where a cultivar has been graft-
ed to rootstock. Count the number of
branches coming out of the ball. Three is
tolerable, two is bad. Four or more is what
you are looking for.

’ There will-be a card attached to the rose
telling its name and type.

Tea roses give large flowers but few of
them. Floribunda roses are somewhat
‘smaller but bear heavily. Consider.

Smell a blossom. Roses are known for



their beauty and their scent. If a rose has
no scent it is only half a rose.
Borrow a gardening glove from your

assistant and reach in to the largest stem

and work it to and fro lightly.

Some potted roses have small root sys-
tems and will wiggle about easily. A strong
root system will resist movement.

Examine the leaves. They should be of a
uniform green and look healthy with no
wilting or drooping. New growth will be
reddish-brown and is a good sign.

By the time you have done all this you
will have either impressed or bored your
assistant and reduced dozens of rose bush-
es to just a few. Now ask the assistant for



ust a few images of what we the Bahamas
looked like 40...50...60... years in the past

BY ROLAND ROSE

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LABORS









THE DUKE OF WINDSOR, born June 23, 1894, died May 26, 1972; King ©
of England for 325 years, short by British history standards. He was never
crowned.
He arrived in the Bahamas on
war years. Ow a4: ee
Winston Churchill decided it would keep him out of harm’s way.
He was rumoured to be a Nazi sympathiser and could have been made a
puppet king by Hitler.

August 17, 1940 to be Governor during the







a copy of Botanica’s Roses. Every nurs-

WOULD YOU PREFER a dozen red roses for one week or hundreds like this every year for ever? The choice is yours.

ery carries it. The book is in alphabetical -

order and every rose has a colour picture
and far more information than appears on
the card wired to the stem.

Check in the book for the zone. Here in
The Bahamas we are in zone nine or 10 in
the winter and zone 11 in the summer.

If a rose you are thinking of buying is
zones three to seven, forget about it right
away. :

There, I told you it would take an hour.
But you should end up with a magnifi-
cent and appropriate rose for beloved.

And you should have impressed the
assistant no end. While at the nursery buy

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a bag of commercial cow manure.

You will need half a bag of the cow
manure a few weeks later when you plant
the rose bush. Mix that in with the soil in a
location that receives full sun. Water well
and often.

Your purchase will give years of almost
continuous rose production.

Look at it this way: Is your love exem-
plified by a brief and expensive gesture or
is it demonstrated by care, consideration
and — let’s be honest — parsimony?

Now try and convince beloved.

For questions and further information
e-mail gardenerjack@coralwave.com




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The Tribune

FEBRUARY 11 -
FRIDAY

St Francis Xavier

Cathedral Men's Associ- .

ation's Valentine's -
Dance
The Catholic Church

Men's Association of St .

Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral presents an adults-
only Valentine’s Dance
at Xavier's Lower .
School Auditorium.

“Music provided by TJ da
_ DJ. Cost: $15. One free .
. drink for all ladies. Part

proceeds in aid of reno-
vation funds for St
Benedict's Hall. T: 394-
5780 or 457-3820.

FEBRUARY 12-

- SATURDAY

Town Centre Mall's “I
Love You’*Promotion

Town Centre Mall
presents the “I Love
You” promotion, a great
evening of fun with
karaoke king Demetrius
where you can sing to
your lover, Spm-9pm in.
the Centre Court. T:

326-6920.

FEBRUARY 12 -
SATURDAY

“Dreams of R p
es” Valentine’s Boat”

Cruise

Sky Juice King Enter-
tainment presents the
“Dreams of Red Roses”
Valentine's Boat Cruise,
8pm on board the East
Wind. Music provided .
by DJ Chronic, Ras ..
Rydim, Mr Gully, DJ
Tank and Lil Dwight.
Cost: $15/in advance;



$20/at the boat. First 50 ©

ladies get a free glass of
wine and.a rose. Dress. -
code: red (lovers); white
(singles); black or gold
(money makers). After
party at Club 112.

FEBRUARY 12 -
FEBRUARY 13
(SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY) .

Sailing Regatta: 24th
Annual St Valentine's
Day Massacre

The St Valentine's
Day Massacre, held in-
honour of Sir Lynden
Pindling, returns to the
shores of Montagu Bay
with an impressive slate
of contestants and an
exciting “Catch Me If
You Can” race that pits
A-class sloops against
the famous Lady
Nathalie.

FEBRUARY 18- -
FRIDAY

MDeez's Video
Release Party and Live
Performance

Budweiser Fancy Fri-
days presents MDeez's
“Well Fresh” video
release party and live
performance at Charlie's
Club. Music provided by
Xtra Large, DJ Payne,
Supa Mario and DJ
Ignite. Special perfor-
mances made by the
Swift Dance Crew and
other special surprise
guests. One lucky female
can win a free surprise
gift if she can sing a
verse from any MDeez
song.

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POST
BAIL

WILL Eminem finally win best
album of the year, what outrageous
outfit will Lady Gaga wear, will
Christina Aguilera — fresh off her
Super Bowl national anthem flub —
be the opening act? .

These and other questions will
be answered at the 53rd Grammy
Awards broadcast live from the Sta-
ples Centre in Los Angeles this Sun-
day.

It’s only four days to go until the
music industry’s most anticipated
night and this year the Grammy
Awards are pulling out all the stops.

Music legends like Mick Jagger
and Barbra Streisand have been
added to the line-up of performers

which already include current

Grammy nominees Arcade Fire,
Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady

Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Katy Per- —

ry, and Justin Bieber.

While there is still no official
word on who or what the opening
act will be, the entertainment web-
site Wayne’ s World said it has infor-
mation that Christina Aguilera
together with Jennifer Hudson and
other mystery performers will offer
a tribute to ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha
Franklin to kick off the night.

On the awards front, everyone
will be watching how well Eminem’s
album ‘Recovery’ will do.

It’s been exactly a decade since
Eminem lost out in the Album of
the Year category despite the stag-

gering success of his “The Marshall .

Mathers LP”, an album that was
certified nine-times platinum, had

‘INCEPTION, ' 'SOCIAL NETWORK’
WINNERS AT WRITER AWARDS —

In this Sent 13, 2010 file siti rapper Eininem ee at Vankes Stadi-
um in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

critics raving and parents ranting.
Instead, the honour of best album of
the year went to Steely Dan in 2001.
_ Now ten years later, Eminem is
up against Lady Gaga, Katy Perry,
Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum

in the Album of the Year category...
Overall; he ig nominated for i0 *~

Grammy Awards; and here at Tri-
bune Entertainment we think it’s
time that Mr Mathers finally gets
his due.

Both of our entertainment

‘reporters, Lesh and Farah, agree
that Eminem’s “Recovery” should
win, the most coveted award of the
night.

However, they disagree on some
of the other categories.

_ phe following: is a run-down of
sonie ‘of Tribune Enitertainment’s
Grammy 2011 predictions.

Lesh and Farah’s Grammy picks:

e Album of the Year: Eminem -



Recovery (Lesh and Farah) .

¢ Record of the Year: Eminem
feat. Rihanna - “Love the Way You
Lie” (Lesh); Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
- “Empire State of Mind” (Farah)

¢ Song of the Year: Eminem feat.
Rihanna - “Love the Way You Lie”
(Lesh and Farah)

° Best New Artist: Justin Bieber
(Farah); Drake (Lesh)

e Best Pop Vocal Album: The
Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
(Farah); My World 2.0 - Justin
Bieber (Lesh)

¢ Best Pop Collaboration with
Vocals: Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg
- "California Gurls" (Farah); B.o.B,
Eminem and Hayley Williams -
"Airplanes IL" (Lesh)

¢ Best Dance Recording: Rihan-
na - "Only Girl (In the World)"
(Lesh); Lady Gaga - “Dance i in the
Dark" (Farah)

e Best Rap Album: Recovery - -
Eminem (Farah); Thank Me Later
- Drake (Lesh):

° Best Rap Song: Eminem - "Not
Afraid" (Lesh-and Farah). ts



e Best Rap/Sung ' cation
Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin |.
McCall - "Deuces" (Lesh and |
Farah)?



+— The

LOS ANGELES (AP)
sci-fi smash

"Inception" and the Face-
book rama "The Social
Network" took top screen-
play honours Saturday
night at the Writers Guild
Awards.

"Inception". writer
Christopher Nolan won
for best original screen-
play and "The Social Net-
work" ‘writer Aaron
Sorkin won for best adapt-
ed screenplay. The awards
were handed out by the
Writers Guild of America
in simultaneous cere-
monies at the Renaissance
Hollywood Hotel in Los
Angeles and. the AXA
Equitable Center in New
York.

"The Social Network, ‘

which Sorkin adapted:

from the Ben Mezrich
book "The Accidental Bil-
lionaires," was expected to
win. But the original
screenplay category was

FROM page 2B

considered a_ toss- up
between "Inception," the

psycho-sexual thriller
"Black Swan" and the

boxing drama "The Fight-
er". because current
awards-season darling
"The King's Speech" -was

not eligible for a. WGA |

award as it was not made
under the writing union's
contract guidelines.
Other of the top films of
2010 like "Toy Story 3"
and "Winter's Bone" were

ineligible for the same rea-

son.
Sorkin will be the pro-
hibitive favourite in the

adapted category, and.

"The King's Speech" and
"Inception" will vie for
original screenplay hon-
ours at the Academy
Awards on February 27.
"The Social Network,"
was also considered an

' early favourite for a best

picture Oscar. But it has
been trumped in recent

Bolt won best documen-

award ceremonies includ-
ing the Golden Globes and
Producers Guild Awards .
by "The King's Speech,"
which features Colin Firth
as the stammering father
of Queen Elizabeth II and
is expected to sweep sev-
eral categories on Oscar
night.

In other WGA cate-
gories, Charles Ferguson,
Chad Beck and Adam

tary screenplay honours
for "Inside Job," a chroni-

cle of the 2008 e¢onomic

meltdown.

And large teams of writ-
ers from AMC's "Mad
Men" and ABC's "Mod-
ern Family" won for best
drama and comedy series,
respectively.

‘INCEPTION’ writer Christopher

Nolan won best original screen-

“play at the Writers Guild Awards.
(AP)



But ever the optimist, Kristofa said he
“soon came across another opportunity.
“JT pursued another Bahamian author

‘and he gave me the okay. I met him in

person and he told me I could do what-
ever I wanted to do with any of his sto-
ries. I made it very clear to him that I
would give him full credit for the story,”
he said.

Currently the graphic artist is working
on a 3D animated adaptation for one of
the author’s stories.

“(The author) is very excited to see
what Ihave done with it.”

He says he does not want to give too -
much away about the animated pro-

Giving Nassau an extra dimension

duction, but he was able to say that it
will capture Nassau in the early 1900s.

“T have already started working on
the production. I already have the con-
cepts completed and one of the charac-
ters is complete as well. The animation
will date in the early 1900s of Nassau so
I did a lot of research and looked at a lot
of pictures of Nassau during that time,”
he said. ;

And while he does not want to toot
his own horn, he says that this has the
potential to be one of the best animation
productions the Bahamas has ever seen.

“T believe that it will be well done
because I know the level of quality I

am looking to put out,” he said.
Cartoons like SpongeBob, Drag-

onBall Z and Avatar might be fun to '

watch, but there is a lot of work that
goes into making these characters and
stories come alive.

“There is a lot of work that goes into
this. The first thing you have to do is
learn the story, get the feel of the char-
acters. So basically you have to play the
role of director, producer and the actor.
Then you have to break the story up
into a script, the characters have to be
developed on paper and then devel-
oped into a 3D space on screen. So there
a lot that goes into it but if you have a

good enough team behind you then it
makes it less time consuming,” he said.
The greatest gratification he gets is.|
the reaction from those who view his
work, Kristofa said.
In the future the graphic designer said
he wants to put together an animated

|
series. |



However, his ultimate goal is to one
day win an Oscar in the category of
short animation or in featured length ¢
animation.

When he is not adapting short sto-
ries into animated stquences he finds
pleasure in converting photographs into



digital paintings.

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_ BY LESH

N their search for the next
American Idol, the cast

and crew hosted auditions
in the city of Los Angeles last
week. |
’ Tonight, the auaiuond for AI 2011 will
officially end in San Francisco, and fans
are already eager for this first round to
end and for Hollywood week to begin.

According to the Fox Network, they
are giving AI viewers this much antici-

. pated stage in the competition a week.

earlier than usual.

WHO GOT THEIR GOLDEN.
TICKET? WHO DIDN'T?
~IN-YA EAR RECAPS LOS
“ANGELES AUDITIONS

oe

Victoria Garrett

4 e Little Ms Garrett opened last
ae week's auditions and walked into the
audition room with immense confi- ~
dence, but it was a ‘no’ from all three
judges almost as soon as she started to
sing. She sang a few verses from a song
called "Now Behold The Lamb” and
Steven Tyler mocked her by saying,

“you're going to Siberia”.
» In response, Victoria said she let
"her nerves" get the best of her.
“Everybody cannot sing like J boy | She
said jokingly.

on

Tim Halperin |

¢ Unlike Victoria Garrett, Tim
Halperin swept the judges off their
feet when he sang Maroon 5’s “She
Will Be Loved”.

He-made it clear that he had a huge
crush on Jennifer Lopez. Randy Jack-
son told him: “TI felt like you were not
j : here, like you had a connection with J

. - Lo (through the entire song).” Tim’s
" stage presence was great though, there

oa

ging along
ey made me feel ee to get that
response in my own oun: she :

‘with one hundred per cent
: Bahamian artists performing | non-

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, PAGE 11B

was no doubt that he would get a gold- _
en ticket. Of course Randy being
Randy said ‘no’ at first but Steven and

J Lo gave Tim the ‘yes’ he was in -
search for. .

Karen Rodriguez

e Karen is not a new face to reality
TY, she told J Lo that she had seen
and spoken to the singer a few yeu
ago on
_ TRL when it was still aired on MTV.
J LO could be heard saying “hot” after
Rodriguez’ audition. Steven told her
she has confidence and all three of the
judges said ‘yes’ and sent her on to
Hollywood.

Tynisha Roches

° Tynisha’s audition was like no oth-
er. After singing the Idol staple
“You’re Gonna Love Me” Tynisha got
a blank stare from the judges. i

They told her ‘no’ without thinking \
about it and she began singing again.
Randy got up out of his seat and said
“what is this”.
- He walked out of the room but that
did not stop Tynisha; she followed him
until they finally called Sean: for
her.

“This is the freakiest showeren I
have never been chased with a micro-
phone before,” Randy said.

Best friends Isaac Rodriguez
and Daniel Gomez

¢ Daniel went in first to sing; this
resulted in a less than stellar response —
for him.

After getting an iraumeciats ¢ no’
from Randy, thé other judges also told

_ him that he would not be going to Hol-

lywood.

Daniel then got his friend Isaac to
come in.

Isaac sang “Build Me Up Butter-
cup” for the judges and while he was
better than his friend, his vocals were
not good enough for the golden ticket.
Randy told him that-neither he or his -
friend should ever sing again.

g aeauy, to enoen

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Abaco with a ce this
By

- Freeport on Febru 25 and Nas-
“sau on Febru T have also
had offers from Andros and Cana-
- da,” she said, oi

fe
about life’ $ giiclliies
Raquel. says. while some may
think writing songs is difficult, it
e someting that comes ea ‘to
her. de
“All iam doing i 1s giving you
snapshots of my life’s experiences.
It’s simply telling you my life story .
ole page at a time,” she said.
~ Raquel says she does not have a .
_ favourite song of hers because all
of her songs are based on her life
- experiences:

sxperienced for a show

and Ching among others.

_... She has also had the opportuni- —

ty to work with international

artists. .

"Tam in the process of complet:
‘ing unreleased music with Jah
Cure, Richie. Spice, Floda Fresh,
Cecile anda ‘few others,” : ‘she said.
Artists she would like to work

“with in future include KB; Ronnie
‘Butler, Ken Hilson, Celine Dion,
Beyoncé, Tre Songz and R Kelly.

“J am in the process of putting
my album together as we speak ©
with some of the best in the indus- -
try, and this album is really going —
to speak of the life of Raquel ‘Lady
Melody’ Oliver. I am getting ready _
to shoot my first music vide

- with Mark Winder from Freeport
. The song is entitled ¢

espect’ and |
was produced by one of the musi- -
_ cians/producers for. Stephen and
Ziggy Marley in Miami, Plo:
noe Christoph

_ Fans can be on:

: the opportunity to perform along te

with many local talents.
fee year she pred the stage

Her hit song ‘Stronger’, she
shared with In Ya Ear, was
inspired by tough Send e ar

| unpredictable fientships

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KRISTOFA HEASTIE



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. from the United States to attend school. I went to CI Gib-








ANIMATOR TO SHOW THE CAPITAL AT

THE START OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By JEFFARAH GIBSON _ ,
Tribune Features Writer





WATCHING the ThunderCats, the Smurfs, Gummy
Bears, and War Zones on television as a kid sparked a |
fascination with cartoon animation that would stick with
Kristofa Heastie through his adult life.

A graphic designer by profession, Kristofa still remembers '
the way these traditionally drawn, two dimensional ani-
mated shows made fantasy feel like reality to him.

“Tt was the life, the movement of the characters that
fascinated me. You knew what you were watching wasn’t
real but it felt very real. You could feel the characters, "he 1
told Tribune Art. . ° :

This is what made Kristofa fall i in love with animation and
what sparked a passion for digital art.

Today, Kristofa is working: on an animated short film
which will show the City of Nassau: at the start of the ae
century.

Interestingly, as a student i in high school Kristofa never
envisioned a future in art, in fact, it never even crossed his
mind.
“Tactually got into art by chance. Icame back over here 4



















son and they gave me a choice for my option classes. Some —
of the students asked me which option I was going in for and —
I said to them art. So I just went in the art. Class to be a part

of it,” he said.

In this class Kristofa did a lot of the traditional art, some-
thing he was not particularly interested in; he quickly
realised that non-traditional art forms were his forte. ia

He recalled an event in high school which put him on his |”
future career path.

“I was not interested in conventional art. I
was always interested in comic art. But at that
time the BGCSE exams did not have any cat-
egory to accommodate comic art. My art
teacher told me that that was something that I |
could not do because it would not have been
accepted,” he said.

However, he was still able to find an oppor-
tunity to make use of his fascination with

comics. ;
“I found a loophole that allowed me to
intertwine comic. There was a topic called
‘A Dream’ and I did a comic piece for that
~ and it turned out really good. I did pass,” he
" said.
Since then things began to change with
regards to the art styles accepted for the
examinations, Kristofa said.

After graduating from Miami inferaational University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation he was
ready to take.on the big projects.

When he came back home, he stumbled across a very
interesting book written by a Bahamian author.

He made a proposal to an assistant of the Bahamian
author to adapt the story for an animated production.
Though his idea was thought to be great he was ultimately
turned down.

“This was something that discouraged me because later
on I saw the same story adapted in animation. That was
something that really made me mad because I felt like
they took my idea and ran with it. But the thing about it is
that what I was proposing was much better than the ani-
mation that I saw: I am not saying that I am better than any-
one but I thought I could have done a way better job,” the
artist explained. |

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game in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Monday. North Carolina won 62- 60.



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Waltiea on
ESPN Play

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net:

t’s not everyday that
a Bahamian is fea-
tured on ESPN. It’s
even more rare for
one to appear in the
highlight reel. On Tuesday,
Waltiea Rolle achieved both
accomplishments.

Monday night, the 6-foot-
6 sophomore came up with
two big plays in the final min-
utes that helped the number
12 ESPN/USA Today, No.13
AP) North Carolina Tar
Heels pull off a huge 62-60
upset over No.5 Duke Blue
Devils.

With three minutes and 20
seconds left on the clock,
Rolle canned the go-ahead
three-pointer for the Tar
Heels. But with .01 seconds
remaining in the game, Rolle
came through with a block on
Duke’s Chelsea Gray to pre-
serve the victory.

After North Carolina cele-:

brated as they kept their
hopes alive for the Atlantic
Coast Conference title with a
7-2 win-loss record and 21-3
overall, trailing only Duke,
who leads in both categories
at 7-1 and 21-2, Rolle was fea-
tured with the top pick in the
highlight replays on ESPN.
“T was just helping, waiting
for her to get there,” said
Rolle of the attempted lean-
ing lay-up from Gray. “I saw
her coming, so I just blocked
it.”. ..
Rolle finished with 10
points and nine rebounds and
she duplicated her‘career high
seven blocks. It was a gamé
that Rolle took in stride.

-“T am glad I played well,
but there are other games that
are hard,” she was quoted as
saying on the school’s web-

site. “This is tot the only

game that I have played hard
in, but I think I did all right
today.”

After falling behind 56-54
when Gray put the Blue Dev-
ils ahead, Rolle and Jessica
Breland hit consecutive three-
point plays to put the Tar
Heels up for good.

Head coach Sylvia Hatchell
had nothing but praise for the
way Rolle continues to
improve.

~ “The ESPN’s play of the
day was the highlight of
Waltiea’s block,” said a
delighted Hatchell when con-

of the Day

Sophomore
helps North
Carolina Tar
Heels pull off
62-60 upset
over Duke ©
Blue Devils

tacted at the University of
North Carolina yesterday.
“That was the number one
play on ESPN. But she’s just
getting better and better as
the season moves along. She’s
gotten physically stronger, her
skills are getting better and
she’s getting her confidence.”

. Hatchell, now in her 25th
season at UNC and a-Hall of
Fame inductee in 2004, said
she has been so impressed
with Rolle that she’s now her
starting center.

“She’s just getting better
and better every game we
play,” she Said. “She’s been
working hard and last night
was big. She had seven block
shots and at the end of the
game, she blocked the shot
that could have tied the game,
but instead it sealed the win
for us.

“It was a big win because:

the rivalry between the two
teams is a big one. It’s proba- ,
bly the number one rivalry in
the country as far as two uni-
versities that are just eight
miles apart. So-it was big for
us and she came up big.”
On the season, Rolle has
posted an average of six

rebounds and nine points per:

game with a total of 58 block
shots and.19 steals in just 17
minutes per game.

“J’m sure she will be get-
ting more playing time
because she has improved so
much,” Hatchell said. “I
expect her to continue
improving and getting better
and. better in scoring,
rebounding and on defense.”

Rolle and the Tar Heels are
scheduled to be back in action

- Thursday when they travel to’

Clemson before they return
home to host Miami‘on Sun-
day.



NPBA: Stingers bite up Wreckers, Giants walk over BTVI

THE New Providence Basketball
Association’s double header on
Monday night at the DW Davis
Gymnasium turned out to be an
almost identical pair of routs.

One game saw the PJ Stingers

"sting the Y-Care Wreckers 111-86

and the other saw the defending
champions Commonwealth Bank.
Giants stomp the BTVI 111-75.
Here’s a summary of the games:
Stingers 111, Wreckers 86
Travis Roker scored 21 points on

'7-of-10 shooting from the field and 7-

of-12 from the free throw line in 21
minutes to lead PJ’s to victory.
Roker also had seven rebounds and
six assists as he led four other
Stingers in double figures.

Devon Ferguson scored 18 points
on 5-of-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from
the three-point line and 6-of-8 from



the free throw line in 28 minutes.
He also had seven rebounds and two
steals.

Sentino Morley, playing 23 min-
utes, shot 6-of-14 from the field, 2-of-
5 from the three-point line and 4-

the fourth on a 38-32 spurt, had a
game high 24 points in 32 minutes.
He shot 7-of-18 from the field, 1-of-
3 from the three-point line and 9-10
from the free throw line and also
pulled down five rebounds.

of-5 from the free throw line for18____ Kelvin Davis, shot 5-of-9 from the

points as well with two rebounds and
two assists.

Anthony Whylly chipped in with
17 points in 24 minutes after he was
5-of-9 from the field and 7-of-10
from the free throw. line and he
pulled down eight rebounds. Randy
Williams helped out with 11 points in
10 minutes.

.The Stingers opened a 26-16 lead
after the first quarter and extended it
to 49-38 at the half. They never
trailed as they widened their mar-
gin to 73-54 at the half break.

Y-Care, in making a comeback in

field, 1-of-1 from the three-point line
and 3-for-4 from the field for 14
points in 17 minutes. Brandon Ingra-
ham helped out with 11 points in 21
minutes and Khari Thompson
chipped in with 10 points in 21 min-
utes.

Giants 111, BTVI 75

With five players in double fig-
ures, Michael ‘Fernly’ Bain came
through with a game high 25 points
on 9-of-12 shooting from the field
and 7-of-11 from the free throw line
in 28 minutes. He also pulled down
six rebounds.

Renaldo Baillou shot 9-of-16 from

the field and 3-of-8 from the three-
point line for 21 points in 25 min-
utes with 13 rebounds, while
Gamaliel Rose was 8-of-12 from the
field and 3-of-5 from the line for 19
points in 24 minutes. He also had a
game high 12 rebounds.

Dencil Edgecombe came up with
16 points and four rebounds in 21
minutes and Creto Knowles added
14 points, four rebounds and two
assists in 20 minutes. Jamington
Johnson added eight points and sev-
en rebounds in 17 minutes.

Commonwealth Bank took an
early 22-19 lead at the end of the
first quarter and they pushed it to
53-42 at the half before they extend-
ed it to 83-58 after the third.

Patrick Leadon scored a side high
22 points in 33 minutes on 8-of-13

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shooting from the field and 6-of-7

from the free throw line to pace
‘ BTVI in the loss.

The only other player in double
figures was Philip Rolle with 16. He
shot 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-
9 from the free throw line in 24 min-
utes with eight rebounds.

Trevino Carey had nine points and
five rebounds, Kendal Butler seven
points and five rebounds and both
Aston Neely and Michael Reid
helped out with six points.

Note: The NPBA is scheduled to
play another double header 7pm

tonight at the D W Davis Gymnasi-

um.

‘They will then take a break to
accommodate the completion of the
second annual Law. Enforcement
Basketball Tournament at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.



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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Steelers want to put Super
owl loss behind them

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) —
With his season over, Brett
Keisel is ready to scrap his
scruffy style.

Forget "Fear the Beard."

’ Much to the disappoint-

ment of the bushy growth's -

nearly 30,000 Facebook fans,
it's time to "Shear the Beard."
"It's coming off soon,"
Keisel said outside the Steel-
ers practice facility. "I'm not
exactly sure when or how it's
going to happen. But it's
going to come off soon. It was
a good thing. I think looking
back, I wouldn't change it."
Win or lose the Super
Bowl, Keisel's lumberjack
look was in for a makeover.
He had promised not to cut
or trim the reddish-brown
beard as long as the Steelers
kept winning. So, Keisel can
bust out the clippers this
week, though his full-bodied
facial hair surely would have
kept him warm during a
Super Bowl parade that
‘would have been held on a
frigid Tuesday had the Steel-
ers beat the Packers in the
Super Bowl.

Instead, his whiskers will

soon swirl down the drain like
the Steelers' championship
dreams..

Keisel and the Steelers had
one final team meeting Tues-
day, determined to put their
crushing Super Bowl loss to
Green Bay behind them.
Players stuffed belongings in
black trash bags and zoomed
off into an uncertain offsea-
30n.

Almost 48 hours after the
loss, coach Mike Tomlin met
with the Steelers and told

them the franchise remains -

committed toward winning
the Lombardi Trophy.

He also addressed some
various rules and restrictions



LANE DRIVE: Cincinnati inte sian Kilpatrick (right) drives the lane between the defense of ¥ DePaul ee ‘erarntah th Kelly, left, and center Sikes Faber,



TOUGH LOSS: A reporter pulls on the beard of Pittsburgh Steelers’

Brett Keisel during media day for Super Bowl XLV.

that ‘would come if owners:

decide to move ahead with a
lockout. The Steelers, like

’ most NFL players, are wor-

ried about what will happen —

with OTAs, minicamps,
health insurance and other
necessities when the collec-
tive. bargaining agreement
expires March 3.

"Hey man, you better save
some money, just in case,’
defensive end Nick Eason

said. "A lot of things have.

changed. I mean, we've been
taken care of through our
health insurance, and things

like that, and we're going to.

over



(AP Photo)

have that no longer. So it's

time to save, time to not buy

cars and: spend money.",
Tomlin, of course, wasn't

‘around to talk about the

meeting. Same with Ben

Roethlisberger and Troy

Polamalu. The Steelers let
two players talk to the media

at the podium: Antwaan Ran-—

dle El and Chris Hoke. —
About an-hour after the
meeting ended, Tomlin
walked out of a side door of
the practice facility wearing a
scarf and his AFC champions
ballcap, but no coat, on a
brisk day where the wind chill

De

during the first half of an NCAA ne East Conference college game Tuesday in Rosemont, Ill.

Zi

4





was below zero.

Tomlin waved before he
slipped into his SUV and
backed it up to-the doors of
the practice facility to load
some belongings. He then
tipped his cap as he drove out
of the parking lot.

‘Inside team headquarters,
the Steelers' six Super Bowl
trophies stand together along
the wall leading to. various

offices. The 31-25 loss to the —

Packers assured there will be
no more additions to that col-
lection this offseason.

Hoke, a free agent after 10 .

years with the Steelers, was a
key component in their last
two championships. And, of
course, he expected to extend
the perfect record on Sunday.

"I'm glad we won the first

two, because I don't how you

deal with it," Hoke said. "It
makes you so much happier
you won the first two. It's
tough to lose Super Bowls.
You get there, you dream of
being on top of that podium

holding that trophy, passing ~

it around, celebrating with
your teammates."
Hoke hopes to return and

_ expects to find most of his |
’ teammates back with him for.
'» the new season — whenever

that. starts.. Linebacker

LaMarr Woodley and cor-

nerback: Ike Taylor are two
top free agents. The Steelers
want to re-sign both. |

Under the Rooney family,
the Steelers have long been
fond of stability. And Art

Rooney has already said not

to'expect many changes.
Who knows. Maybe
Keisel's mangy mane might
be the biggest offseason trans-
formation.
"Tt was a lot of fun and I

‘think a lot of people had a

good time with it," Keisel
said. "We'll see what happens,
hopefully I can grow another
one." ,

leads Cincinnati
aul, 71-68



(AP Photo)



FANFARE: A Green Bay Packers fan holds up a copy of the Green Bay
Press Gazette Super Bowl extra newspaper in the "Return to Titletown"
celebration Tuesday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Packers
defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in NFL foothall's Super Bowl
XLV Sunday.

_(AP Photo)

Fans celebrate
Packers win with
final tailgate

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers fans chant-
ed and cheered as the Super Bowl winning team walked onto
Lambeau Field for welcome-home ceremony.

The 50,000 tickets for Tuesday's "Return to Titletown" cel-
ebration sold out in a matter of hours. Fans from across Wis-

consin jammed into the stadium, waving Super. Bowl champi-.

on flags.
They exploded in a chant of "Go Pack Go" as the players
emerged from the locker room and walked on to the field.

The players high-fived fans in the first row and shot video

with their cell phones.

Coach Mike McCarthy brought out the Lombardi Trophy >

and promised fans to win next year's Super Bowl as well. The

fans screamed their approval.



By ANDREW SELIGMAN
» AP Sports Writer

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick scored
19 points, Ibrahima Thomas added 16 and strug-
gling Cincinnati hung on to beat DePaul 71- 68 on
Tuesday night.

The Bearcats (19-5, 6-5 Big East) had dropped
five of eight after a 15-0 start and were coming off

. Nothing like playing a last-place team to break.a
slump, even if things got a little tense at the end.

Cincinnati led by 17 early in the second half sly
to see DePaul (6-18, 0-11) nearly whittle it all away
down the stretch.

Things got particularly interesting when Moses
Morgan converted a four-point play, burying the
free throw after nailing a corner 3 while getting
fouled by Kilpatrick. That pulled DePaul within 69-
65 with 1:34 left. —

After a shot-clock violation with 58 seconds left,
the Bearcats' Rashad Bishop blocked a 3 by Mor-
gan. Cincinnati's Darnell Wilks missed a free throw,
but with a chance to make it a two-point game, the
Blue Demons' Tony Freeland missed two at the line

-with 14 seconds remaining.
_ Wilks then hit one foul shot'to make it 70-65, but
DePaul wasn't finished. Brandon Young nailed a 3
with 0.4 seconds left, and after Cincinnati threw
away the inbounds pass, a shot by the Blue
Demons' Jimmy Drew rolled off the rim, preserving
the win for Cincinnati. -

’ - Along with the big efforts from Kilpatrick and
Thomas, Cincinnati got 10 points from Cashmere
Wright. Yancy Gates came off the bench and added
just five after serving a one- game suspension for
violating team rules. The team's top rebounder and
second-leading scorer, he blew up at an assistant in
practice last week, accerding to the Cincinnati
Enquirer, and did not play against Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Melvin scored 20 and Young added 16
for DePaul, which is still searching for its first Big
East victory under coach Oliver Purnell.

Not since a win at home over Marquette on Jan.
20, 2010, have they beaten a conference foe, and
Cincinnati wasn't about to let that streak end.

Kilpatrick scored 14 and Cashmere 10 in the first
half as the Bearcats grabbed a 41-26 lead. Cincinnati
picked apart a weak defense while DePaul forced
shots and took control by scoring 10 straight to -
bump its lead from six to 16.‘

Up 27-21, Kilpatrick started the run by hitting a
free throw with 4:23 remaining and Bishop fed
Wilks cutting back door on an inbounds Play fora
hard dunk.

Wright then stole the ball from Michael Bizoukas,
leading to a fast-break layup, and added a three-
point play before a steal by Gates led to a layup by
Kilpatrick that made it 37-21 with 2: 35 leftin the
half.

back-to-back losses to West Virginia and Pittsburgh. |

ser
My

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sports inbrief

PACBO all set to stage

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

‘AFTER. reviving the
renowned Nassau Stadium
with its first amateur. boxing
show in/December, the Pan
American Caribbean Boxing
Organisation will return with
a Valentine’s special Satur-
day night.

PACBO president Fred
Sturrup said the show, which
is slated to begin 8pm at the
Nassau Stadium, will be the
first in a.series of shows this
year that will lead to the

Charlie Major Sr Awards.

Show in December. ,

“Last year, we officially
launched the revitalization of
boxing at the.stadium,” said
Sturrup, who hosted the
Charlie Major Sr Invitational
Boxing Show in December.
“This year, we will have.a
point system based on the
amount of shows that we

stage. We will tabulate.a point .

scale and at the last event in

‘December, the points will

include that event. The boxer
with the most amount of
points that night will be
awarded the Charlie Major Sr
Award. If there are two box-
ers with the same amount of
points, a panel will decide

who will.be the winner.”

As a special feature Satur-

~ day night, PACBO is expéect-
ed to host Bahamian profes-'
sional heavyweight Sherman.

“The Tank’ Williams.
“We are just delighted to
pay tribute to this Bahamian

- son, this true sports ambas-

sador,-who on every.occasion
that was before him when he
had to perform in the ring, he

would-be in the colours,’

whether. it was his trunk or

--his robe, and when he spoke,

re

1s com.

he would always project the
Bahamas,” Sturrup said.

“In' other words, he was a
true ambassador for. this
country and we are just hon-
oured to pay tribute to him
in such a small way, especial-

- ly given the fact that he may
very soon be declared the

World Boxing Federation’s
heavyweight champion.”
Williams, a native of Grand

Bahama now fighting out of.
- Vero Beach, Florida, fought

former three- -time world
champion Evander. ‘Real
Deal’ Holyfield for his WBF’s
heavyweight title on January
22 at The Greenbrier, White
Sulphur Sprints, West Vir-
ginia.
sp OMeyels officials called it
“no contest” after the fight
was stopped at the end of the
third. Apparently, Holyfield
got a cut over his left eye from
an accidental clash of heads

in the second round.

Sturrup said PACBO
intends to'be the first local
organisation’ to honour

‘ Williams for his performance

in the fight. He was actually
leading on the scorecard up
to the time the fight-was

_ Stopped.

A total of five amateur
bouts will make up the show,
featuring some boxers from

- Inagua, as well as Taureano

‘Reno’ Johnson’s Southside

Marlins Amateur Boxing

Club and Ray Minus Jr’s

‘Champion. Boxing Club.
- There will also be a profes-
‘sional bout between Dencil

‘Death’ Miller against John
‘The Beast’ Wesley.

During the show, PACBO
will be raffling three boxes of
chocolate for the women. “I

think it’s a nice gesture as we |
head into. Valentine’s Day,
SHEED: Sid!

Valentine’s Day special



‘SPECIAL FEATURE: PACBO is expected to host Sherman ‘The Tank’
Williams @ asa oar feature Saturday night,
5 ye (AP Photo) -

BASKETBALL

LAW ENFORCEMENT

TOURNEY

’ THE second annual Law
Enforcement Basketball
Tournament got underway
at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium Monday night.

The .Royal Bahamas -°

Defence Force had to come
from behind to pull off a vic-
tory over the. visiting
Jamaican team, while the
Royal Bahamas Police
Force held off the visiting
Canadian team.

Police and Defence Force
teams from six countries are
participating in the tourna-
ment that is running each
night at the gym. The cham-
pionship game is scheduled
for Saturday night.

BASKETBALL
NPWBA ALL-STAR
_ CLASSIC °

THE New Providence
Women’s Basketball Asso-
‘ciation hosted its All-Star
Classic at the D W Davis
Gymnasium on Saturday
with the following results
posted:

NPWBA ‘Administra- —

tion/Coaches

39, NPABO Officials 34

Tyrone Sands scored a
game high 19 points and
Jeannie ‘Bubbles’ Minus
added five in the win.
Devon Johnson had 18 and
Melchoir Francis had seven
in the loss.

Media All-Stars White 71,
. Media All-Stars Pink 35

Kendrick:Dean scored a
game high 23 and Newell
Baxter had 16 in the win.
Neko Scavalla and Terran

Dean had 13 and 11 respec-’

tively in the loss.
NPWBA All-Stars
‘White 36,
NPWBA All- Stars
Pink 35 ;
Marceline St Jean scored
a game high 11 and

. -Shantelle Rolle chipped in

with six in the win. Diasti
Delancy scored 10 and Mar-
via Dean had five in the loss.

SOCCER
GSSSA ACTION

THE Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation played week two of
their second season with the
following results posted:

Junior Girls

DW Davis 3, L W Young

0 .
Tineka Joseph scored a
pair of goals and Andrea
Francis came up with anoth-
er one in the win

‘AF Adderley 1, SC
McPherson 0

Andrika Curry came
through with the line goal
in her team’s victory

S C McPherson 3, HO
Nash 0

Kayla Albury, Shavona

‘Adderley and Carlene

Elliott all scored a goal in
the win

Junior Boys

T A Thompson 2, C H
Reeves 0

Akeem Nancoo and Jeff
Jean both struck for a goal
in the win

D W Davis and A F
Adderley played to a score-
less draw

Senior Girls

Dame Doris Johnson and
C I Gibson played to a
scoreless draw

C V Bethel 2, Anathol
Rodgers 0

Shannen Miller had a pair
of goals in the win:

Senior Boys

‘Dame Doris Johnson 3,C
V Bethel 1

(DDJ) Alex Senatus,
Sainrilnor Simonvil and

‘Johnny Pierre all scored a

goal in the win Kyle Wilson
had one for the losing team
CI Gibson 1, C C Sweet-
ing 0
Freanel Lafleur had the
lone goal in the win




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Bryant, Lakers hold off Grizzlies, 93-84

By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —
Ron Artest got a bloody nose
late in the third quarter, then
hit a big shot in the fourth.

Artest made a key 3-point-
er during the Lakers’ decisive
run to help Los Angeles to a
93-84 win against the Mem-
phis Grizzlies.on Monday
night.

The Lakers' mercurial for-
ward said he couldn't remem-
ber getting popped by Griz-
zlies center Marc Gasol, who
was called for a foul, with 28
seconds left in the third aust
ter.

“I just kept going," Artest .
said. "Once I got my head
cleared, (I) toughened up a
little bit and got out there and
played basketball. You do
what it takes to win." ~

Memphis climbed within

two points in the fourth on
Tony Allen's dunk, but Los
Angeles took advantage of
five Grizzlies turnovers to go
-on an 11-0 run and take an
89-76 lead. The scoring out-
burst included a 3-pointer by
Lamar Odom, followed by
Artest's long-distance shot
with 5:46 left in the fourth.

"I wasn't worried ‘because
he was getting himself togeth-
er," Lakers star Kobe Bryant
said of Artest, who scored 13



DEFENSE: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) defends Los Angeles
Lakers forward Derek Fisher in the first half of Monday’s game.

points and added four steals.
"IT just kept my eye on him to

(AP Photo)

make. sure he was all right."
The Lakers, who tied the

season series 2-all, have won
three of four overall. The
Grizzlies have lost two
straight, but still have won
five of their last seven.

Bryant scored 19 points and
Odom had 15 peints and 11
rebounds for the Lakers. Pau
Gasol added 17 points.

Sam Young led the Griz-
zlies with 22 points, matching
his career high.

Rudy Gay was hounded by
Artest, yet still managed 18
points on 7-of-15 shooting.
But Zach Randolph, the

. Western Conference's player

of the month for January,
scored only eight points on 2-
of-14 shooting.

The game featured a sib-

ling rivalry — Lakers forward

Pau Gasol versus his younger
brother Marc, who was part
of the trade that sent Pau to
Los Angeles.

Marc Gasol scored 10
points and grabbed 12
rebounds.

"We did a good job of con-
testing shots, putting bodies
on bodies and not allowing
free looks," Pau Gasol said.

Artest's aggressiveness in
the second half made the
game feel like a playoff game
for both teams.

"We didn't play as desper-
ately as they did," Gay said.

The defending NBA cham-

_pion Lakers had a strong con-

tingent of fans at the sold-out
FedExForum, including rap-
per Snoop Dogg, who was in
town for a concert and sat in
the front row wearing a Lak-
ers jacket and oversized sun-
glasses.

Los Angeles began the sec-
ond half with a 10-2 run,
including 3-pointers by Derek
Fisher and Artest. Allen's
layup capped a 7-0 run and
cut the Lakers' lead to 64-58
with 5:10 to play in the third
quarter.

Memphis moved within two
points on Darrell Arthur's
layup. But the Lakers
outscored the Grizzlies 7-4 to
end the third quarter with a
73-68 advantage.

The quarter was marked by
physical play from both
teams. Arthur also was forced
to leave the game in the quar-
ter with a bloody nose, just
minutes before Artest was
ordered to the bench by offi-
cial Joe Crawford.

Luke Walton's free throw
gave the Lakers their first
lead of the game, 34-33, at the
6:32 mark of the second quar-
ter. Bryant made two free
throws to give Los Angeles a
50-45 lead at halftime.

Point guard Jason Williams,
a free agent since being
released by Orlando on Jan.
26, signed a contract with the
Grizzlies on Monday. A






All-Stars
Pierce, Allen,
Durant in
3-pt contest

NEW YORK (AP) —
Paul Pierce will defend his
3-point shootout title
against a field that
includes fellow Boston
Celtics All-Star Ray Allen
and NBA scoring leader
Kevin Durant of Okla-
homa City.

Allen is on the verge of
becoming the career
leader in 3-pointers made.
He won the title 10 years
ago while playing for Mil-
waukee. Pierce was the
champion last year in Dal-
las, scoring 20 points in
the final round to beat
Stephen Curry. .

The remainder of the
field announced Tuesday
is Miami's James Jones,
Golden State's Dorell
Wright and Cleveland's
Daniel Gibson.

The 3-point contest will
be part of All-Star events
on February 19 in Los
Angeles.




























favorite of Grizzlies owner
Michael Heisley, Williams ‘is
the club's career assists leader.



By The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Over
one season or two, no team
in NBA history has lost as
many games in a row as these
Cleveland Cavaliers.

The surging Dallas Maver-
icks beat Cleveland 99-96.on
Monday night, making it 25
straight losses for the Cavs. .

Cleveland already held the
record for the most losses in a
single season, but the league
also keeps:a record for losses

“spread over two seasons. This
topped that one, too, making
it the most consecutive losses
in league history, period.

The previous record also
was held by the Cavaliers, set
in the 1981-82 and 1982-83
seasons. .

Cleveland had a chance to

- tie it with a 3-pointer in the

final,seconds, but made one
pass too many and time
expired without a shot going.

up. é

__ Jason Terry scored 11 of his
23 points in the fourth quarter
to: send Dallas to its ninth
straight win, the longest active

streak in the NBA.
Rockets 108, Nuggets 103
DENVER (AP) — Kevin

Martin scored 37 points and
Houston took advantage of
“Nene's -absence and
Chauncey Billups' early exit

NBA CAPSULES



to beat Denver despite
Carmelo Anthony's 50-point
effort that tied his career high.

Martin, who had just eight
points in his previous trip to
Denver, scored 18 in the deci-
sive third quarter, half of

‘them during a 13-0 run the

Rockets used to grab control
at 71-56.
Luis Scola. chipped in 25

“points for the Rockets, who
_ handed Denver its’ seventh

loss in 28 home games.

Anthony scored nine points
in the final minute of a furious
but futile comeback attempt.
His banked 3-pointer made it
105-101 with 20 seconds
remaining, but Kyle Lowry
sank two foul shots at the oth-
er end.

Anthony also scored 50 on
Nov. 27, 2009, against the
Knicks.

The Nuggets started the
game without Nene (flu), and
Billups left after straining his
left knee in the first quarter.

Bobcats 94, Celtics 89
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

— Gerald Wallace scored 19 :

points, including the clinch-

‘ing free throws with 3 seconds

left, and Charlotte overcame
top scorer Stephen Jackson's

NBA Serr nte

By The Associated Press

EASTERN CONFERENCE .

d-Boston
d-Miami. _
d-Chicago
Atlanta
Orlando
New York -
Philadelphia
Indiana
Charlotte
Milwaukee
Detroit
‘New Jersey
- Toronto
Washington
Cleveland

WESTERN CONFERENCE

d-San Antonio
Dallas

d-L.A. Lakers
d-Oklahoma City
New Orleans
Utah

Denver
Portland
Memphis
Phoenix
Houston
Golden State
L.A. Clippers
Sacramento
Minnesota

d-division leader



ejection to beat the short-
handed Boston Celtics.

Shaun Livingston added a
season-high 18 points, little-
used Eduardo Najera had a
key 3-pointer late, and the
Bobcats snapped six-game
losing streak to Boston in a
testy. game that included five
technical fouls and yet anoth-
er emotional outburst by
Jackson.

Ray Allen scored 25 points
and hit two 3-pointers, leaving
him two shy of breaking Reg-

“‘gie’ Miller's NBA career .*

record of 2,560. Paul Pierce
added 22 points and Kevin
Garnett grabbed 14 rebounds
for the Celtics, who dressed
only 10 players.

Boston, coming off emo-

tional games against powers
Dallas and Orlando, ran out
of gas in the fourth quarter
against Charlotte in a poten-
tial first-round playoff pre-
view.

Timberwolves 104,
Hornets 92
NEW ORLEANS (AP) —

Kevin Love had 27 points and,

17 rebounds, tying a franchise
record with his 37th straight
double-double, and the strug-

gling Minnesota Timber- -

wolves maintained their sur-
prising dominance of the play-
off-contending New Orleans
Hornets.

Minnesota's second double-
digit win over New Orleans
this season might have been a

costly one, though. Michael:

Beasley, who had 14 points,
had to be helped off the floor
with a left leg injury in the
fourth quarter and starting

_ center Darko Milicic departed

with a strained left hip flexor
in the first.

The injuries meant more
action for Nikola Pekovic and
Anthony Tolliver, who each
scored 12 points. Minnesota
hit 11 3-pointers and made all

25 of its free throws in snap- .

ping a three-game skid and
winning only its third road
game this season.

Chris Paul had 17 points .

and 13 assists for the Hornets,
who have lost three straight
and five of six.

Love was 14 of 14 on free
throws. He joined John Stock-
ton and former Timberwolves
star Kevin Garnett as the only
NBA players to record 37

consecutive double-doubles

in the last 25 years.

Trail Blazers 109, Bulls 103

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)
— LaMarcus Aldridge had a
career-high 42 points and
Portland defeated Chicago.

Derrick Rose had 36 points
for the Bulls, who lost their
second straight. Chicago has
not lost three in a row this
season.

Aldridge's jumper with 1:11
left made it 100-93 and
appeared to seal it for the
Blazers, but Rose answered
with a 3-pointer with just
more than a minute to go.

Aldridge hit a turnaround
jumper and Andre Miller



AAS

JUMP BALL: Cleveland Cavaliers power forward J.J. Hickson (left) and Mavericks center Tyson Chandler
jump for the ball in the first half of Monday’s game in Dallas.

made a pair of free throws
with 30 seconds left to make it
104-96. Luol Deng had a
reverse layup on the other
end, but the Bulls could not
catch up.

Chicago has lost four -

straight and 11 of their last 13
at the Rose Garden.

Jazz 107, Kings 104

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
(AP) — Al Jefferson scored
23 points and Deron Williams
had 21 points and nine assists
to help Utah rally past Sacra-
mento.

The Jazz outscored the’

Kings 27-17 in the fourth

quarter in winning their sec-
ond road game in a row after
dropping the previous six.

Paul Millsap fouled out late
in the fourth quarter and fin-
ished with 18 points, Raja Bell
had 17 points and Kyrylo Fes-
enko 11.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25
points and 14 rebounds for
Sacramento, which commit-
ted 20 turnovers.

Tyreke Evans had 21

points, but the Kings have lost _

three straight: ~

Omri Casspi's 3-pointer in
the closing seconds was an air-
ball and the Jazz secured the
rebound and the victory.

(AP Photo)

Suns 104, Warriors 92,

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
— Steve Nash had 14 points
and 15 assists, leading
Phoenix over Golden State
on his 37th birthday.

‘Channing Frye had 19
points and 11 rebounds, and
Grant Hill scored 18 to help
the Stns build a 23-point lead
and hold on late. They made
13 3-pointers and shot 43 per-
cent from the floor. Monta
Ellis scored 21 points and

“David Lee had 16 points and

10 rebounds for the Warriors,
who got within five in the
fourth quarter but could n
come all the way back.



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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

England batsman

Morgan to miss
World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Eng-
land's hopes of challenging
for the Cricket World Cup
title were hit Tuesday when
Eoin Morgan was ruled out
of the six-week tournament
because of a broken finger.

‘Coach Andy Flower had
already blamed a gruelling 3-
month tour to Australia for.a
series of injuries to key play-
ers when he announced Tues-
day that Ravi Bopara will
replace England's most
important limited-overs bats-
_ Ian in the 15-man tourna-

. ment squad.

Morgan needs surgery after
fracturing the middle finger
of his left hand during the
one-day matches that fol-
lowed England's victory in the
Ashes test series. He felt dis-
comfort:during the fourth
one-day international in Ade-

laide on January 26 and flew |

home before Sunday's final
match, which England lost for
a 6-1 series defeat.

"That's a serious loss to us,"
Blower said. "He didn't think

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.

(AP) — His vocation was civ-
il engineering. His passion
»was'sports.and statistics...

Tony.Greer found enough . 4

"spare. time between the two
to devise a world ranking for

golfers, and it turned into ~

more than a hobby. His sys-
tem got the attention of Mark
McCormack, the late founder
of IMG who had been pub-
lishing his own rudimentary

rankings in the annual “World.

of Professional Golf." ©
’ Neither could have imag-
ined how it would shape golf's
growing landscape.
"It's an exciting time at the
moment," Greer said Tues-

day from his home in Lon-

don.

When he first started to
develop a world ranking,
Greer said it was far less com-
plicated to figure out the best
players in golf.

~"You looked at: the PGA
‘Tour money list," he said.

That all has changed now.

First came the emergence
of Seve Ballesteros and Nick
Faldo, then Greg Norman
and Bernhard Langer. And
while Tiger Woods has domi-



it was serious at all and it got
worse. The pain grew worse
and therefore the medical
team got onto it and found it
was worse than was previous-
ly suggested." ,

England is already without
several key players because
of injury, just two weeks
ahead of its World Cup open-
er against the Netherlands in
Nagpur.

Spinner

Spinner Graeme Swann
and allrounder Paul Colling-
wood are among those trying
to overcome fitness problems,
and Flower said he will only
pick fully fit players for the
February 16 warmup against
Canada..: -

Tim Bresnan, Ajmal
Shahzad, Stuart Broad and

- possible ‘replacement Chris

Tremlett are also carrying
injuries but Flower'said he

_ was happy with their rate of

‘recovery.
Bopara's last og inter-





RULED OUT: Eoin Morgan bats against Australia aUTiNg the One i Da International series.

national was against Pakistan
at The Oval in September. He
averages 28.90 from 54 match-

TIGER WOODS appears at the Emirates Golf Club two days ahead of
Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament.

e

nated the ranking like no oth-

er — he has been‘at No. 1 for

_(AP Photo)

85 per cent of his pro career
— his recent'slump has creat-

es. "No one is irreplaceable,"
Flower said. "Ravi Bopara is
a very talented and exciting

"player. He will also bring a:

bit of medium-pace bowling
to help out the captain.



(AP Photo)

"We're confident the 15
. players we've got out there
_ will Leek a

Once lampooned, world —



ed opportunity for so many
others. And it has put the

’ Official World Golf Ranking

at the front of any discussion
involving of global golf.
‘Lee Westwood, Martin
Kaymer and Woods — Nos.
1,2 and 3 in the world ranking
— will be in the same group
for the Dubai Desert Classic.
It's the first time since 1994
that a regular European Tour
event has had the top three
players in the world. On the

. other side of the world, Phil »
Mickelson is at Pebble Beach
with a chance to move ahead’

of Woods for the first time
since the 1997 Masters. .
At both tournaments, play-

ers will be jockeying to finish .

among the top 64 and qualify
for the $8 million Match Play
Championship.

You can count on some

controversy. That hasn't.

changed. Questions about the
mechanics and methodology
of the world ranking will nev-
er go away. There is no sys-
tem to accurately compare the

‘strength of tours around the
world.

"How do you know that
I'm No. 198, and some guy
from Zimbabwe is No. 1992"
said Paul Goydos.

For those who don't like

the pane they better get
used to it.:

Paul Azinger once said the
only things that ever made

him choke were cash or pres-
' tige. He never said anything —

about ranking points,

_. But that's the direction golf
is going.

The USGA's decision last

‘week to eliminate the money

list as a criteria for getting into

' the US Open was only the lat-

est step in giving the Official
World: Golf Ranking more
importance, if not credibility.

Emphasis

The US Open still puts as
much emphasis on "United
States" as it does on "Open."
It is sensitive to where the

major is played, and it strives .

to keep half of its 156-man

field open to qualifiers. But

it also wants to be -the
strongest test for a major,

inviting the best from around .

the world. The USGA ulti-
mately decided what McCor-

mack figured out years ago |

— money might not be the
best barometer anymore. _
That's why starting next
year, it will swap out money
lists from four tours with the
top 60 in the world ranking.

WORLD RANKING: England’ s Lee Westwood plays a shot during Challenge Match at the Emirates Golf Club two days ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai,

United Arab Emirates.

(AP Photo)”

“We're more comfortable
with that than we are trying to
figure out internally how we

judge various tours around
‘the world," said Mike Davis,
‘the senior director of rules
and competition. "Virtually
everybody will admit that any
‘ranking system is never going
to be perféct. But we think
it’s more equitable than what
we do."

The knock on McCormack
and his initial idea for a world
ranking was that he was only
trying to promote his clients
at IMG. The rebuttal was that
IMG had most of the best

_ players, anyway. .
' "He was always a bit of a
statistical buff," Johnson said.

-. "Fora long time in his annual,

he compiled a world money
list. That spawned the rank-
ing, as it became clear a mon-
ey list was distorted by the
value of the dollar and obvi-
ously, the overwhelming focus
on the US tour and the size of
its prize money. That made
everything else in the world.
somewhat irrelevant as far as
performance on the golf
course. '

There have been some crit-
ical junctions for the world
ranking, none more than
when the Royal & Ancient .
became the first to use it to
help determine the field for
the British Open.

Five major tours around the

~ world, along with four major

, championships, endorsed the
world ranking at a meeting in
Turnberry in 1997. A year lat-
er, the US Open created a

‘new.exemption for the top 20.
in the world. And then came
Augusta National a year after
that, doing away with its PGA
Tour winners exemption
(since restored) in favor of
the top 50 in the world.

"It wouldn't have gotten off
the ground without the R&A
endorsing it," Johnson said.
"It wouldn't have been born.
And with the Masters, that's
what I would call absolute
icing on the cake."

The latest development to
elevate interest in the rank-
ing is Woods.

He has gone nearly 15
months without winning,
paving the way for Westwood
to reach the top. But so many
other players are lined up
behind the Englishman that
as many as a dozen have a
chance at No. 1 this year.

Even $0, some players
might never buy into it.

Davis Love III doesn't
think the system is fair. But
the more he spoke, he could-
n't find a better way to mea-
sure the world. "Is it the best
we have? Yes," he said. "Is it
perfect? No."

Fair or not, the world rank-
ing is more relevant than ever,


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degree.

Down: 2 Irate, 3 Gather, 4 Position,
5 Effort, 6 Also-ran, 7 Adversity, 11
Deodorant, 13 Icebound, 14 Isolate,
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Tarnish, 10 Ragged, 11 Permit, 12
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Morbid, 20 Remove, 21 Stunted,
22 Spurn, 23 As a result.

Down: 2 Usage, 3 Panama, 4
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Promoter, 14 Clamour, 16
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