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BY HAYDEN BOYCE PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SCORES OF TURKS and Caicos Islanders are seemingly so excited by the new concept of five “At-Large” constituencies, that large numbers of them are eager and willing to test the political waters country-wide for those five coveted seats whenever the next elections are called.

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A sloop laden with 98 illegal Haitian migrants was ushered to shore on Providenciales on Friday, June 17. The boat was spotted by marine police at about 3:45 pm, about seven miles south of French Cay. The sloop with the immigrants was escorted to South Dock in Providenciales where 54 males and 44 females were turned over to Immigration Authorities. An investigation has been launched by Law Enforcement officials. At press time the migrants were still being processed for repatriation.


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Rush is on for at-large seats

Ever since Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister for the Overseas Territories, Henry Bellingham announced that there will be 10 single member constituencies and five “At-Large, or country-wide” seats, more attention has apparently shifted to those five open seats than the traditional others. Based on investigations by, and feedback to, The SUN, several persons who believe that they are popular throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, including many who never contested elections before, are somehow convinced beyond doubt that they have a fighting chance at winning one of the five At-Large seats, than any of the ten single member constituencies, which some believe will be more difficult to win in the next general elections because of the certainty that electoral boundaries will be changed and therefore be more difficult than before to canvass and win. In bars, restaurants, churches, business houses, barber shops, hotels, salons, schools, under the trees in the

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various islands, in boats and planes, few, if any other topics have managed to dominate, out-pace or over-ride “AtLarge” constituencies, which, ironically, up until a few short weeks ago, was treated like the proverbial pariah or plague in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Many persons throughout the country wanted to retain the 15 single member constituencies, and some even agitated for more seats. Now, the list of prospective political candidates who are interested in the At-Large seats, run the entire gamut of the social spectrum; from crack-heads, or cocaine addicts to clerics and college graduates, contractors, barbers, fishermen, businessmen, Civil Servants, Haitians, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Americans, Canadians, Brits, even persons who are serving time in prison; you name it, and they all are now expressing interest in running At-Large. What is interesting, if not amazing, about this new craze, if you will, is that no one, not even members of the TCI delegation who went to London last week, can say for certain how the At-Large system will work.

In an exclusive interview with The SUN, an official from the FCO said: “The precise voting system for the at-large candidates has not yet been determined. It will need to be prescribed in a revised Elections Ordinance. One possibility is that voters may vote for only one candidate. Another is that each voter may vote for 5 candidates. That is incidentally, the system used in Montserrat. The 10 single member constituencies will be prescribed in a revised Elections Ordinance, following the recommendations of an Electoral District Boundary Commission. That Commission will be appointed and its recommendations implemented before the next general election. Two appointed members will be appointed by the Governor in his/her discretion, and two will be appointed by the Governor after consultation with the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition.” Still, perhaps because of what is widely perceived to be a leadership vacuum, an apparently unprecedented number of Turks and Caicos Islanders are eagerly anticipating throwing their hats into the non-traditional political ring. The new Electoral District and Boundary Commission has not yet been announced and even then, it will be a mighty challenge, despite the relatively small size of this country, its population and registered voters, to reconfigure the boundaries from the 15 constituencies that were in place in the 2007 elections (two more than existed in the 2003 general poll). In 2003, there were 6,551 registered voters and 5529 votes cast and 27 candidates in 13 constituencies. In 2007, there were 6,987 registered voters, 6014 votes cast and 31 candidates. In that last election, the Progressive National Party’s Blue Hills candidate Greg Lightbourne received the largest number of votes (373), followed by People’s Democratic Movement opponent Delroy Williams who got 342.

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The person with the third most votes country-wide was Five Cays MP Lillian Boyce who amassed 337 votes when she beat Sean Astwood who received 266 votes. Next was Karen Delancy (PNP) in the Bight, who received 333 votes against her opponent Jestina Delancy (PDM) who got 237. The only other member of the 300vote Club was Amanda Misick who got 304 against her opponent Dwayne Taylor’s 208 in Cheshire Hall. The other results for the 2007 elections were: Floyd Hall (PNP) 283 votes against the PDM’s Robert D’Arcuiel who got 123 in Over Back; Michael Misick (PNP) 271 against Ashwood Forbes (PDM) 82 in North Caicos East; Floyd Seymour (PDM) 244 against PNP’s Deveraux Malcolm’s 207 in South Back Salina; Wayne “Major” Garland (PNP Richmond Hill) who got 230 votes against PDM Glynes Robinson’s 132 votes; PDM’s Arthur Robinson 228 votes against PNP’s Arthur Lightbourne (214) in North Back Salina; Galmo “Gilley” Williams who got 200 votes in Long Bay Hills against the PDM’s Finbar Grant, 119 votes; McAllister Hanchell from the PNP who received 197 votes compared to Noel Skippings’ 84 votes in South Caicos North; Samuel Been (PNP), who received 165 votes against William Harvey (PDM) who got 133; Royal Robinson of the PNP who got 162 in North Caicos West against the PDM’s Clarence Selver who received 85 votes. Norman Saunders (PNP) who got 156 votes against Carl Gardiner (PDM) 43 votes in South Caicos South; Jeffrey Hall of the PNP who got 126 votes against Wendy Been of the PDM who got 45. It is expected that the voter’s list for the next general elections, whenever they are called, will be in the range of 10, 000 persons.


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No Caribbean Society: Since when? By Sir Ronald Sanders

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At their retreat in Guyana on May 21 and 22, Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) heads of government are reported to have noted that the preamble to the revised CARICOM Treaty focuses exclusively on ‘economy’ and does not speak to ‘society’. The heads are recorded as agreeing: “If there is no sense of community; no sense of shared values; no sense that the people of the region have something to contribute to the treasury of human civilization, our endeavours would be meaningless”. They then concluded: “There is therefore need for discussion and articulation of a Caribbean society”. However, they did not continue to say how and when the “discussion and articulation of a Caribbean society” would begin. In any event, the statement that the revised CARICOM Treaty focuses exclusively on ‘economy’ and does not speak to ‘society’ has not been surprising for the past decade since the revised treaty was signed. Nor should it have been. The CARICOM Treaty, after all, is an agreement governing areas of trade, economic integration, foreign policy co-ordination, functional cooperation and related matters. More particularly, the Treaty grew out of an understanding, developed over almost a century, that Caribbean countries are indeed a society. There was hardly a need in the treaty to refer to a ‘society’. It was taken for granted. The understanding that the Caribbean people are a society has been articulated since the beginning of the 20th Century by trade union leaders, educators, writers, calypsonians and politicians such as C.L.R James, Marcus Garvey, T.L. Marryshow, Gerald Francisco Slinger (the Mighty Sparrow), Eric Williams, Norman Manley, Grantley Adams, Shridath Ramphal, and Errol Barrow. That list is by no means exhaustive. In the current group of leaders, no one has done more to advance the notion of the existence of a Caribbean ‘society’ than the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who rightly and constantly reminds us of our ‘Caribbean civilization’. Even long before that, in 1772, Pere Labat said of the Caribbean people: “You are all together in the same boat, sailing on the same uncertain sea... citizenship and race unimportant, feeble little labels

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compared to the message that my spirit brings to me: that of the predicament which history has imposed upon you”. And what is ‘society’? Sociologists define it as “people who interact in such a way as to share a common culture. The cultural bond may be ethnic or racial, based on gender, or due to shared beliefs, values, and activities”. Who would doubt that the people of the Caribbean share “beliefs, values and activities”? Are those shared beliefs, values and activities not obvious in our common legal system; in our shared education system; in our joint admiration of Usain Bolt as an outstanding Caribbean achiever; in our cheering for Caribbean athletes in Commonwealth and international events regardless of the jurisdiction in which they were born; and in our love of cricket and our passion for the West Indies cricket team to succeed? Of course, there are some cultural differences between each of the countries, but none of them are sufficient to negate the existence of a ‘society’, just as differences between people in Clarendon and Kingston are not enough to deny a Jamaican society or are differences between people from St. Peter and Bridgetown sufficient to cancel out the reality of a Barbadian society. It should also be recalled that, in 1997, the heads of government of CARICOM adopted a resolution adopting a Charter of Civil Society in which, in the name of the Caribbean people, they established values for the region as (in their words) “an important element of the community’s structures of unity”. Maybe it is true that few Caribbean people remember and even fewer know of the Charter. But who should take responsibility for that? In any event, it is welcome news that a “need” has been recognized “for discussion and articulation of a Caribbean society” because, in recent years, few political representatives have done much to articulate the benefits of Caribbean economic integration or the gains of functional cooperation or of joint trade negotiations. Indeed, Caribbean integration is more often than not spoken of in derogatory and inaccurate terms, succeeding in raising tensions between the citizens of member countries. One way of discussing and articulating a Caribbean society in a meaningful way would be to re-invigorate a Regional Assembly of Caribbean Community Representatives. But, it should not

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We are committed to excellence in journalism, educating and informing our readers, serving and satisfying our advertisers and assisting in the overall development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. consist of political representatives alone. Equally represented should be private sector and trade union organizations from every member country of CARICOM. And, the assembly should have select committees which should be able to take evidence from Caribbean academics and practitioners in their fields of expertise. Further, the assembly should rotate its meetings among all CARICOM states and the meetings should be broadcast throughout the region on national television. The assembly should be able to discuss matters which its members initiate, according to their own rules, and which they should be empowered to send to CARICOM decision-making organs such as heads of governments meetings for consideration. In turn, the assembly should also be able to debate and pronounce upon local and international developments which affect the region as a whole. This is not a new idea. Six years ago, Dr. Vaughan Lewis distinguished Caribbean academic and public servant proposed a variation of the notion set out here for an Assembly of Caribbean Community Representatives. He saw its role more as “an education forum” than “a debating forum”. The point is that the Assembly, even though it would have no legislative capacity as in the European Union, would be able to lift the notions of Caribbean ‘society’, Caribbean ‘community’ and Caribbean ‘integration’ to a higher plane of informed discussion. And, in an assembly made up of private sector and trade union persons as well as politicians, the participation would be broader and more representative of Caribbean society. Note: The Heads of Government of Haiti, St Lucia, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname did not attend the meeting. Suriname was represented by an Ambassador, Suriname by its Vice President and Trinidad and Tobago sent no one. Haiti was engaged in trying to set up its government. The Bahamas is not a member of the Caicom common market • Sir Ronald Sanders is an International Consultant, Writer and former senior Caribbean Ambassador.


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High Court judge Richard Williams leaves TCI for Cayman Islands

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS’ High Court judge, His Lordship Mr. Justice Richard Williams, is leaving this country to assume a new post as Grand Court judge in the Cayman Islands. The Governor of the Cayman Islands, His Excellency Duncan Taylor, appointed Williams on the advice of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and he will complete his duties in Turks and Caicos Islands in mid-August 2011 and formally take up his post on 12 September 2011. This is the first time that the appointment of a Judge to the Grand Court has been made by the Governor following advice from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, established in the new Constitution introduced in November 2009. The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) recently carried out an open recruitment process advertising the post locally and overseas. Following a short-listing process an interview panel, which

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comprised four members of the JLSC and the Honourable Chief Justice, interviewed six persons for this post. Following the interviews, the recruitment panel was unanimous in its view that the qualifications, experience and skills Justice Williams possesses made him the strongest candidate.

Justice Williams is currently a Puisne Judge in the Turks and Caicos Supreme Court, a post he has held since May 2008. Since his appointment, he has sat as the judge in the Island of Providenciales, which is the most populous and prosperous of the Turks & Caicos Islands, and it is where most of the businesses and hotels are situated. Prior to this he served as Chief Magistrate for four years after having served as Resident Magistrate for Providenciales for two years. Justice Williams also gained Magistracy experience previously as Senior Magistrate and Acting President of the Family Court in St Vincent and the Grenadines. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1988 and spent most of his early legal career practising as a Barrister specialising in all areas of family law. Before taking up his first judicial post he was admitted and practised as a litigation attorney in the Turks and

Caicos Islands. His ten years on the bench have given him a wealth of experience in dealing with criminal, civil, family and coroner inquest matters. A press release from the Turks and Caicos Islands Government said Williams was the first Supreme Court judge to sit full time on Providenciales and was appointed to cope with the rapidly increasing work load in that Court. The statement said: “He has not only had to cope with a very heavy caseload but he has also overseen the establishment of the new Court and Registry on Leeward Highway. Justice Williams has served with great dedication and distinction. His contribution has been invaluable and his humour and judicial skills will be sorely missed by his colleagues on the Bench and at the Bar. We congratulate him on his appointment and wish him and his family well in their new home.”

Police constable on rape and assault charges

Another member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has been slapped with sexual indiscretion charges and suspended pending the outcome of the matter. The cop has been identified as Constable Williamson Premilien, a Haitian national, of the Grand Turk Division of the force. He has been charged with rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, which the police reported was in connection with a report made to the Grand Turk Police Station on Monday, June 20. He was charged by the Police Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit headed by Inspector Irene Butterfield. Premilien is scheduled to appear in the Grand Turk Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, June 29, to answer the charges against him. Reports are that he was off duty at the time of the incident.

Premilien’s arrest is the latest in a series of reported infractions committed recently by members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, as it was a few weeks ago that a sergeant in South Caicos, Sergeant Brian Statia Snr., was charged with theft and also placed on suspension. Another police officer was also recently charged with unlawful carnal knowledge, and two police recruits were dismissed because of irregularities. In the wake of the recent developments, the top brass of the force has expressed concern. They fear that the alleged actions by those who have sworn to protect the very same people against whom they are alleged to have committed crimes, could bring the force into disrepute. According to Police Spokesman, Sergeant Calvin Chase, while Commissioner Colin Farqhuar

and other top brass of the force regretted the incident leading up to the policeman’s arrested, declared that the good name of the organization remains paramount. “The Commissioner of Police and other ranks of the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police are deeply concerned by this alleged incident but the integrity of The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police remains foremost. PC Premilien is now suspended from duty pending the outcome of this criminal matter,” Chase said. At a news conference recently, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Brad Sullivan, said he was aware that there was a slate of reported incidents against officers within its ranks, and his office would ram the process in gear so as to allow the law to take its course.

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Police Spokesman Sergeant Calvin Chase says that paroled murderer Darren Lewis did not violate his parole when he journeyed from South Caicos to Providenciales, where he purchased a plane ticket and left the country for the Bahamas. It was reported that Lewis, who was sentenced to double life imprisonment for the shooting death of Deserie Williams, and attempted murder of boyfriend Alex Higgs, was paroled last month with one of the conditions being that he remained in South Caicos. However, there is no official word on that statement. The police spokesman said on his arrival in the Bahamas, Lewis was taken into custody and questioned by police officials there, but later released. At press time he had not returned to the TCI, and the local police are not aware when he would return. Unconfirmed reports are that on Tuesday (June 21) Lewis traveled to Providenciales, where he purchased a one-way ticket to the Bahamas from one of that island’s most popular travel agencies and later departed that country. The news has aggravated a number of persons, including Willette Williams, the father of the murdered woman, who stopped short of dismissing the system as a failure. “I just ran out of feelings…it is like it doesn’t matter anymore. The ball’s not my court, so it’s not like I am getting anywhere with it (appeal to have Lewis remain in jail). It doesn’t really make much sense to me. What happened, happened, so I am just hoping for the best, but I just ran out of concern

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about that,” a seemingly frustrated Williams bemoaned. “What’s the sense paroling somebody if you can’t track his where-a-bouts; that makes no sense.” The deceased woman’s father believes that from his release from prison, no one was keeping track on Lewis’ where-a-bouts, and believed that even before leaving for the Bahamas he could have been traveling around the TCI. “I don’t think anybody keeping track on him or his where-a-bouts, so I don’t think it makes much difference. Right now, nobody could keep track on where he is. Where is he now? And where is that parole officer who he is supposed to report to now that he is in the Bahamas? “He could be in the Bahamas one day and be here the next day. It’s all together getting out of hand. I don’s see the sense of paroling him if you can’t keep control of him. When he is in the Bahamas, he doesn’t have to report to nobody,” Williams said. Deserie Williams was shot dead while in the company of her boyfriend Alex Higgs, some 13 years ago. Investigations revealed that Lewis was travelling in a car with the two when he opened fire on the couple. Higgs, after receiving the bullet wound to the head, played dead until he reached the hospital, where he later revealed that Lewis was the trigger man. Lewis, who was among the throng of curios onlookers at the hospital, was later arrested and charged. Higgs’ testimony secured his conviction.

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High Court Judge wants Attorney General to investigate lawyers for tax evasion in Emerald Cay case

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BY HAYDEN BOYCE PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

IN WHAT HE described as a “carefully crafted scheme of tax evasion”, High Court Judge Mr. Justice Geoffrey Martin has “invited” Attorney General Huw Shepheard to investigate lawyers associated with the underpayment of stamp duties to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) in relation to the multi-million dollar private island of Emerald Cay. Martin, an English judge, made the ruling in a judgment last week in which TCIG was successful in obtaining an interim judgment for over $1.25m in its claim for outstanding Stamp Duty on Emerald Cay. In his ruling, Mr. Justice Martin stated: "On any assessment of the facts this was a carefully crafted scheme of tax evasion. It would not have been possible without the assistance of attorneys. Rule 9 of our Code of Professional Conduct makes it clear that ,’An attorney must never knowingly assist or encourage any dishonesty, fraud, crime or illegal conduct nor advise his client as to how to violate the law’. It is disappointing that any attorney should so far neglect his professional obligations as to become involved. I invite the Attorney General to investigate and if thought appropriate to consider making a formal complaint to the Bar Council under section 24 of the Legal Profession Ordinance." Proceedings were issued by the Government in December 2010 alleging there had been a substantial underpayment of Stamp Duty in 2006 when the property at Emerald Cay was purchased by Emerald Cay Limited, a company owned by American Billionaire Tim Blixseth. Those proceedings were issued after the Civil Recovery team identified the underpayment of stamp duty on Emerald Cay as a potentially

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significant claim. Following the service of a Defence by the purchasing and selling companies, the Government applied in April for summary judgment on the claim against the two companies on the basis that they had no defence which ought to be tried. The Government also applied for an interim payment on account of damages, pending an assessment of what monies are owing to the Government. The application was heard by Mr. Justice Martin last Thursday 16th June. The Judge calculated the interim payment by deciding that the Government would recover at least a minimum of a further $975,000 in Stamp Duty on the assessment, and he added interest at 6% from 15 August 2006. Interest adds a further $282,883.56 to the interim payment, making a total due to the Government so far of $1,257,883.56 up to 16 June 2011, with interest continuing at a daily rate of $160.27 per day until the debt is paid. There will now be an assessment of damages due to the Government, which it is hoped will be completed later this year. In the meantime, the Court's Order that the First and Second Defendants pay in excess of $1.25m as an interim payment now is a judgment debt and the Government can take steps to recover the money if it is not paid. The Court also awarded the Government its costs of the applications. "This is the second major claim on which the Government has obtained judgment, and we are again pleased that the outcome is a successful one for the Government and the Civil Recovery team of EAPD and Chambers. We are determined to crack down hard on cases like this. Stamp Duty which is evaded is a serious loss to the Government's budget and we will take steps to

recover it where we can,” said Attorney General Huw Shepheard.

In a judgment handed down by the Court on 20 June, Mr. Justice Martin granted the Government judgment for damages to be assessed in its claim. He said (paragraph 28): "Judgment will be entered for the Plaintiff for damages to be assessed. This is not, as Mr. Prudhoe argued, solely on the basis that some underpayment has been admitted. It is on the basis that at least three of the additional agreements (the Option Agreement, the Consultancy Agreement and the Works Agreement) were fraudulent devices to hide the true consideration being paid". Laurence Harris of EAPD and Head of the Civil Recovery Unit said, "I am glad that the Civil Recovery team is continuing to obtain judgments as it works through the many issues that we have been asked to look at. We still have much more to do, but last week's judgment on Joe Grant Cay, and this week's judgment against Emerald Cay Ltd, added to the land and money we have already recovered

LOCAL NEWS for the Government, are important milestones in our programme," Just last week, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government lost a major case involving the same multimillion dollar private island Emerald Cay, after TCIG imposed certain restrictions on dealings with the property. The Plaintiff Ross Richardson and Yellowstone Club, challenged the registration of a restriction against land in respect of which he had previously registered a caution; and the refusal of the registrar to register a charge against it. Mr. Justice Martin noted that the company did not take a transfer of the Property; it acquired ownership of it by registration, after which the previous title was extinguished. “It has full title to the land, which as proprietor it can charge if it wishes. The title cannot be “frozen” as the defence argues until something else happens – in this case, until a debt is paid. In Cayman Islands, where the provision as to restrictions is identical to ours, it has been stated that a judgment creditor cannot obtain a restriction on dealings in the judgment debtor’s land to secure payment of a judgment debt,” the judge said in his ruling. “The Crown had to have an interest in the land before it could apply for a restriction. It had no such interest. It follows that it was not entitled to apply for the restriction, and the Registrar was not entitled to register it.


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‘THE JUDGMENT FOR JOE GRANT CAY IS UNLAWFULL, UNFAIR AND UNJUST’

STATEMENT FROM DR CEM KINAY

I RECEIVED THE TURKS and Caicos Islands Court’s judgment concerning Joe Grant Cay. I also received TCIG’s Press Release. The judgement is grossly unfair and Joe Grant Cay development companies are appealing it. I could not afford lawyers as Turks and Caicos Islands Courts have frozen all my worldwide assets not allowing me to spend any funds towards my right to defend myself and my companies. Under these very difficult circumstances I have produced Joe Grant Cay development companies written submissions to the Court to defend ourselves by email on 31st of May, and 3rd of June, days before the trial date on 6th of June 2011. It is most unfortunate that the Court did not admit receipt of our defence papers, depriving us from the basic right to a fair trial and fair hearing. I did send hard copies of our defence to the Court, but the Court stated that they were ‘late’. I asked the Court immediately to reconsider checking their email system for our defence papers but they stated that we should appeal if we have an objection. The right to a fair trial is a right that can not be denied to anyone. The Defendants were denied this basic right this time and I hope that our voice and appeal will be heard and our evidence will be admitted to the Court of Law. Looking at the Judgment, in essence, His Hon. Justice G W Martin has concluded in connection with the

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political donation of $500,000 made by Dellis Cay’s parent company Turks Development LP (the Court states the donation was from ‘Dr Kinay’) to Michael Misick on 9 January 2007, the Judge found (paragraph 33) "there to be a very strong probability that the money was paid as a bribe in order to ensure that the Defendant companies obtained the benefit of the proposed development" disregarding the facts that the Defendant companies did not even exist at that time, and that the donation was made by Turks Development LP, a company developing Dellis Cay, not related in any way to Joe Grant Cay . His Hon Judge further observed (paragraph 41): "I emphasise that this judgment should not be treated as a conclusive finding that any individual has acted corruptly. Nobody should be declared corrupt if he has not had the opportunity to defend himself at trial, and that has not happened in this case.’ These statements did not make the Judgment just and fair, the basic principle of law. On the matter of Joe Grant Cay’s valuation, His Hon Justice completely ignored the Government’s valuation report obtained from BCQS, an independent commercial appraiser who valued 200 acres of Joe Grant Cay, at USD 3.2 million for commercial use, exactly the amount of money asked by the Government in June 2008, which the development companies have paid in full. His Hon Judge ruled (Para 36, The Judgement) ‘When instructing BCQS to give an alternative valuation, McAllister Hanchell did not tell them of

the proposed development, so that their valuation made no allowance for the intended use of the land.’. The Learned Justice has failed to recognize that BCQS valuation report specifically stated on Page 7 Item 3.5 ‘It is assumed that planning permission is available for the subdivision of the land for residential plots or for a commercial use.’ By ignoring BCQS’s clear statement specifying that Joe Grant Cay valuation report is prepared for “commercial use”, The Hon. Justice violated the Defendant’s right to a fair trial, and presented an unbalanced approach for the benefit of the Plaintiff. The Court’s omission of BCQS’s written representations in their valuation report is not something that we can live with and we will be pursuing the reasons for this material error. Instead, the Hon.Justice relied on a series of valuation reports prepared by the Plaintiff’s own employee which are at best confused. It is significant that the Hon. Justice did not consider the facts that it was his Hon. Governor Tauwaharee who has on the first instance asked for an independent commercial valuation to be conducted in order to cure the confused valuation reports. It is a fact that his Hon. Governor increased the price on the back of the BCQS valuation report from USD 2 million to USD 3.2 million. First, the Commission of Inquiry’s publication of unredacted Final Report despite the TCI Supreme Court’s Order

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not to publish the unredacted Final Report cost Dellis Cay its business and caused the funders to pull their finances, now Joe Grant Cay Development companies are stripped of their rightfully obtained assets. It is clear to me that there is a set political agenda which is geared to restructure the political landscape at the Turks and Caicos Islands and we are chosen as the main victims. I repeat categorically that I reject all accusations, and state that we are innocent. For those who doubt that the Development of Joe Grant Cay is not innocent, I have only one question: Had the alleged privileges, favors or better conditions been present in the acquisition of 200 acres of this island, or in the Development Agreement, why both Hon. Governor Tauwhare, and the present Hon. Governor Wetherell would have executed these on behalf of the Crown? Both Governors are experienced public officials, with history of making land transactions, and executing Development Agreements on behalf of the Crown. Why did they approve these transactions if the preferential treatment was all over the documents that they have signed? All these contracts, and 200 acres land sale were approved by the Attorney General, TCI Invest, Ministers, the Premier, and executed by 2 Hon. Governors. The Government and both Hon. Governors had 2 years to conduct due diligence. Do you really believe that they were all ‘deceived’? And did not know what they were selling? That is the real question the Turks and Caicos Public must ask. I have faith in the law, and I will look for justice until I find it.


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71 year-old lady robbed and raped in Five Cays

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BY VIVIAN TYSON SUN SENIOR EDITOR

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One man is in custody while another at press time was being hotly pursued by investigators from the Providenciales division of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police in a burglary incident and the raping of a 71 year-old granny in Five Cays on Monday night (June 20). Up to press time, the man, who police said, is of Haitian nationality, was being questioned by detectives. The police have not divulged much information on the matter, but The SUN has learnt that in the wee hours of Monday morning, two men forced their way into the Five Cays home occupied by the senior citizen and proceeded to sexually molest her. It is not clear if the old woman was raped by one or both hoodlums. This newspaper understands that during the woman’s ordeal an alarm was raised and citizens came to her rescue, but both crooks managed to escape. However, the citizens kept up their relentless search for the criminals, and later that day, a man alleged to have been a member of the raping duo was pointed out and nabbed. Members of the community, according to a Five Cays

resident, attempted to lash him before turning him over to the authorities, but before they could do so, the police arrived and rescued him from the angry mob. He was taken go the Five Cays Police Station where he has been held since. Citizens of the community told The SUN that acts of rape and carnal abuse are regular occurrence in that community, but for the most part have been kept under wraps for reasons unknown to them. It is said that on most occasions, the victims are Haitian women and young girls. A resident of the community reckoned that a lot of rape cases go unreported because some of the victims are illegal immigrants who came here by boat, and fear that if they go to the authorities they could face deportation. About three years ago, an illegal Haitian national was reported to have raped a young teen in that community. He was arrested, charged and remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk, but was later released and sent back to Haiti in a foul-up by the authorities in their attempt to address the overcrowding condition by releasing perpetrators of nonviolent crimes.

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New Registrar of Lands from UK appointed

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AFTER IT WAS unable to attract a “suitably qualified and experienced candidate” for the post of Registrar of Lands in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Interim Government in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development has agreed to fund the temporary appointment of Mr Andy Gale to act as Registrar of Lands. A press release from the Government stated: “While we renew our efforts to make a substantive appointment to the post of Registrar of Lands, the UK Department for International Development has agreed to fund the temporary appointment of Mr Andy Gale to act as Registrar of Lands. Mr Gale is qualified in Land Law and Practice supported with over 20 years of expert experience working within the UK Land Registry.” “During his appointment Mr Gale will continue to work to modernise procedures and coach team members within the department to further improve the service delivered to its customers. He will also provide the transition period necessary to hand over to the next Registrar of Lands over the last 18 months the Ministry of Environment and District Administration has overseen much good work to improve the operation of the

Land Registry. The department plays a vital role in the development of the Turks and Caicos Islands by ensuring that all land transactions are properly documented to ensure the integrity of the Registry’s records and provide the necessary underpinning support to conveyancing across the Islands.” The release stated that the Land Registry department is headed by the Registrar of Lands and that although this post was advertised a number of times over the past two years, TCIG was “unable to attract a suitably qualified and experienced candidate” for the role. It was stated that given the difficulty with recruitment, Mrs Grisilda Smith, the Deputy Registrar of Lands, kindly agreed to stay on after reaching her retirement date and that Gale’s appointment makes it possible for Mrs Smith to proceed finally on to her wellearned retirement. Mrs. Mary Harvey, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and District Administration said “Mrs Smith has made a valuable contribution to the work of the Land Registry for over 23 years and to the TCI Government for 31 years, demonstrating great commitment to the public service. Her hard work and determination over a difficult period has been much appreciated.”

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Winner Miss. Executive Tours, Rolanda Sejour is flanked by Miss Jamaica World, Chantel Raymond and a representative of her sponsor, Executive Tours The Enid Capron Primary School hosted its 4thAnnual Little Miss. Enid Capron Primary Pageant, Honolulu Style. Vice Principal Candace Malcolm declared that they decided to host the pageant four years ago as a fundraiser for the school but after the first year saw how beneficial it was for the contestants, and decided to make it a calendar event. “It became a means of developing their self esteem and it boosted their confidence. This year we centred the pageant on Hawaii to give it flare and to make it more enjoyable for the audience. Ten contestants vied for the coveted crown of Little Miss. ECPS 2011-2012 and coming out victorious was the smallest and youngest of the pack, Miss. Executive Tours, Rolanda Sejour who was coached by Abigail Delancy. Rolanda was one of the crowd

favorites as she wooed them with her outstanding Introduction and Tribute to her Sponsor. Judges included Michelle Mills-Parker, former Miss TCI Universe; Miss Brianna Williams, third runner up in TCI Next Top Model; Samuel Dormeus, Valedictorian of the 2010 Graduating Class of Clement Howell High School and Miss Jamaica World, Chantel Raymond. The prizes for the queen included the first place trophy, books for the new academic year, a lap top computer donated by Grace Bay Car Rentals and a photo shoot by Kazz Forbes Photography. The first runner-up received a trophy, a day pass to Beaches Resort, Villages and Spa. The second runner-up won a trophy, a gift basket and a gift certificate from Ocean View Beauty Salon.


Haitian fisherman survives shark attack

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BY DAVID NEWLANDS SUN INTERN

IN A COUNTRY WHERE surfing is virtually non-existent, shark attacks are very rare. Even so, there are those moments where Turks and Caicos is reminded that it shares the ocean with the infamous predators. On Sunday, June 19th, one diver was reminded of this when he went spear fishing and had an encounter with one, which he will undoubtedly remember for the rest of his life. Ceford Lewis, age 25, was more fortunate than many in his encounter with a shark, which he described to be nearly five feet in length. Though this size shows that the shark was relatively young, it still managed to take a chunk out of the right calf of the young man. Due to the fact that Ceford was not fluent in English, his older brother Joeselyn Pierre acted as a translator as well as a witness to the attack, in an interview with The SUN. “If it was a tiger shark, I would never see my brother again,” he said. Lewis had been spear fishing near French Cay, which is nearly an hour away from Providenciales by boat, when the attack happened. Joeselyn

Ceford Lewis, age 25 demonstrates the length of the shark that attacked him. Looking on is his brother Joeselyn Pierre who wrestled him from the shark’s jaws

Pierre said he saw the shark hoist his brother in the air before pulling him back under. Luckily the other diver managed to get a shot on the shark, giving Ceford the opportunity to swim back to the boat. Helped by his brother, Ceford managed to get back on the boat, though the shark was still attached to his leg, refusing to let go. After Joeselyn removed the shark, he wrapped his brother’s leg as best as he could, then made his way back to

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Providenciales; forced to travel slower to avoid causing his brother unnecessary pain. Ceford was fortunate. Managing to make it to the hospital in time to get surgery, Ceford was glad that he survived the encounter, even making a joke about it. “This was the first Sunday that I went fishing; I didn’t go to church, and I got bitten by a shark. God is good,” he said.

Doctor Tim Callaghan remarked on the condition of Ceford as he entered the hospital; describing him as being semi-conscious and losing approximately 40% of his blood when he arrived. Ceford had to be resuscitated before entering the operating theater. Due to the nature of the injury, the surgery had to occur in stages, through the span of a few days. The surgery involved removing infected or dead tissue, a blood transfusion, then sealing the wound. Luckily for Ceford, he did not have to have his leg amputated. Even though the man arrived in such poor condition, doctors are confident that he will have a good recovery though it will take a few months before he is fully recovered. This is the first shark attack victim to be treated in the new hospital facility due to the rarity of shark attacks in the Turks and Caicos; which has no surfers to be mistakenly identified. The speculation is that the attack occurred because of the fact that the men were spear fishing, which results in increased shark presence due to blood in the water. Though swimmers and divers should always be cautious, they should not be deterred from swimming because of this attack.


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DEMOCRACY IN THE TCI

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THE TORCH PRESENTS corrections to two common TCI misconceptions about democracy and a suggestion for an enhancement of the democratic process in the TCI on an intermediate basis. The first misconception is demonstrated by the fact that TCIslanders who have never lived in a democracy, have never participated in a democracy and obviously do not understand what a democracy is (see the second misconception below) are clamoring for a “return” to democracy. A return assumes that there has been democracy in the TCI before. There has not been, at least not in the 15 years of which The Torch is aware. The Torch is personally aware from firsthand experience that during the last 15 years, vote buying by the political gang candidates has been rampant, indeed commonplace, indeed universal in some districts – expected, anticipated, planned for and dependable, to the extent that folks hold off on their car payments, Miami trips, PPC payments etc. a month or two before they know the gang candidates will come down the road with the bags of cash some got from inbound bribes for political favor. The Torch also knows and acknowledges that some of this vote buying money was legitimately obtained, though then used for illegitimate purposes. Democracy means by definition not only a free choice but also a choice that is seen to be free. This is a concept that appears alien in TCI philosophy. It means that the excuses The Torch has heard for this dishonest behavior: (1) I take their money but I'm the one who determines how I vote; they don't know how I vote; and (2) I take money from both of them so there is no problem; are not valid. Any POTENTIAL bribe in the voting process is fatal to the absolute requirement for free choice being seen to operate. It doesn't matter that the attempted bribe did not cause its intended consequence albeit that cannot be known with certainty. In fact, the person claiming no harm is a person who is by definition untrustworthy because s/he has engaged in some fraud, either vote-selling fraud or fraud of the political criminal paying the vote bribe. Nor does it excuse your conduct if you committed voting fraud with both sides. That is a mere indication of the depth of dishonesty that is pervasive in the voting process. All that matters is that the act occurred (the bribe was offered and accepted) with the intent that the act would subvert what would otherwise be the individual's free choice, which should be sacrosanct in a democratic process. Rampant voting fraud is not democracy. The TCI did not have democracy immediately before the Brit Occupation. If you didn't have democracy to begin with, you can't go back to it. The Torch suggests that this is not mere semantics. The two implications of the current clamor to “get back to” democracy are that (1) we deserve it and (2) we are experienced and good at it. Well, you can't be experienced at it if you've never done it. The TCI is experienced at voter fraud, not democracy. Also, whatever the prior process was, it clearly didn’t work or we wouldn't be having these happy events now, would we? The TCI has not been “good” at the voting process. And you only deserve that to which you are legally entitled. TCIslanders are not legally entitled to vote because they don't have inalienable human rights that include the right to vote. Remember? Do you begin to get this yet? TCIslanders have permitted the Brits over time to restrict their freedoms with human rights limited by a “public good” exemption that the Brits get to decide. They can take your rights away, including your right to vote, at any time they wish. They just did so. All they have to do is claim “public good” and you are not entitled to vote – as a matter of law. The Torch can go back to the US and has an inalienable right to vote there. Heck, many TCIslanders have that inalienable right in The Torch's country, but have no such right in their own country, where they are less free than when in The Torch's country. You're very welcome, by the way. The Torch is not being spiteful by telling TCIslanders how misguided they are for clamoring for an impossible “return” to democracy. He's telling islanders this not only because it's true but also

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because TCIslanders' approach to their Brit masters regarding democracy is misguided to this extent and is therefore doomed to failure. The Brits don't even listen to you about democracy. Also, who the heck is going to be on your side in this debate given that you never had a democracy before and that whatever fraudulent process you had for voting clearly didn't work? If you adjust your approach to the Brits for democracy to be one based upon their undeniable complicity in the failure of the prior electoral system and upon your stated desire to have from them finally a true democracy for the very first time, you might begin to experience some success in that approach. At least, you may begin to get some sympathy from outside agencies in your quest. This is a core issue to the Brits. This is not a question of the Brits tossing an unimportant bone or two to your constitutional delegation. They fear your penchant for corruption. They will not budge on the issue of democracy unless you give them a tightly argued and factual approach. The Torch thinks he just gave you one of those. Such an approach would be based not upon the fact that the Brits took away your democracy - they did not - but rather upon the fact that the Brits have at all times failed to bring democracy to the TCI in the first place. It is clear that your alleged political leaders are either too dumb to figure out this or too dishonest to tell you about it. That's what The Torch is for. The second misconception TCIslanders appear to have about democracy is that it is a complete socio-political framework in and of itself. It is not. While democracy is a good and necessary component of a free society, it is not enough. You need other cool rules as well. The Torch is not at all certain that TCIslanders want such cool rules because they involve equality of rights, except voting rights, which is the delineating factor of citizenship, for all humans legally in the TCI. In other words, those cool rules involve protection for minorities, including the most plentiful minority, the individual human. "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always followed by dictatorship." -Alexander Fraser Tyler Does that sound familiar? In The Torch's submission, TCIslanders have never voted for good candidates or better ideas. TCIslanders have always voted for whoever promised them more of other people's money. The Pretty Darn Mean and Plunder, Nepotism and Pilfering political gangs figured out the temporary dynamics of that truism long ago. Of course, you can see now how temporary those dynamics were, though they seemed pretty good during the global economic boom, didn't they? Stating the above quotation more bluntly, “Democracy is nine hungry cannibals eating the tenth.” For several years, that didn't sound too bad a deal for TCIslanders, because they were the nine. Then the eight. Then the Seven...Six. Get the point yet? The only additional thread The Torch would extract from the excellent quotation above is that the nature of its truism is enhanced on an island. Voters on an island where almost all wealth is imported are not just voting funds from the public treasury. They are voting funds from wealthy foreigners who don't have to stay. Under current conditions, they don't even have to come in the first place. It will be the prime job of the next local government to figure out how to take the VAT, energy tax and other increased taxes and fees taught to them by the Brits during this interim period and to make islanders exempt from them. The political gang that promises this the most will form the next local government. Once wealthy resident foreigners are targeted again by the next local government, they will leave. A precedent has been set. This next time, because of different economic dynamics that will prevail for many years, you will not be able to replace the old suckers with new suckers at a sufficient rate to keep the scheme running for even an extra few years, as was possible last time between about 2003 and 2007.

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Every simple democracy that has ever existed has failed, including the original Greek format, for the reason stated above. The only way to prevent such an inevitable future failure in the TCI is to protect the wealthy, mobile, hated minority from the avaricious voting majority. The only way to do that is to institute, as well as democracy, a set of inalienable human rights to protect the property of the wealthy, to reinforce the Rule of Law to assure a fair and level playing field for all and to re-establish a free market economy to drive the whole show. So do you really want democracy if it has to come with co-equal human rights for all, such that others are protected from your greedy corrupt voting? Do you want ex-pats to have freedom of expression? Do you want citizens of Haitian descent to get the same crap health rationing you have? Do you want government departments to have to treat all citizens and residents fairly and equally and provide full and consistent disclosure of all laws and rules? Do you want no one in the TCI to be either above or below the law? And that includes your brother! The Torch has an opinion based upon observation, but he doesn't know the answer to these questions. People can wake up and recognize the long term detriments of an unfair entitlement society that seems good in the short term. Can The Torch suggest to you that in our lifetime, the TCI doesn't have many more chances available to it on the world scene before it disappears as just another corrupt Caribbean hell-hole of perpetual poverty and misery. If you keep telling foreigners how great the TCI is and how proud you are of it, you kinda have to do something then to prove it. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The Torch's suggestion for an intermediate enhancement of democracy during the next few years of the Brit Occupation is for a locally elected council to replace the two panels that are currently marginalized and ignored by the Brits. The main problem with this proposal is that the Brits would want to ensure that those about to be prosecuted (so the story goes) will not participate as candidates in such elections. That should not be a problem. All TCIslanders elected would have to pass muster from the Brits. This is not a perfect system. Vote for your future, not for your past. The Brits have told you that they will not restore local government until there is a government budgetary surplus. To wrong foot you, they have claimed a budgetary surplus will occur in 2 fiscal years. That is pure fantasy. No one knows how long it will take, but they are counting on a 35% expansion of government revenue this next year in an economy where tourism is slack and competition for tourists will not go well for the TCI. The Brits also claim falsely that tourism is our number one source of revenue. Their VAT will kick-in in three years to kill any inbound investment recovery that has occurred naturally by then. And then in 5 years, we have to repay their $170M bond issue, plus interest. If the Brits stick to their milestones, local government will not return for many years. Why follow this proposal by The Torch if the elected council will be ignored anyway? Because it's good practice for a corruption free election, and it'll show the Brits you can do it. And because when the Brit Occupation ends in another few years, you're going to need experienced leaders at that time. Where will you get experienced leaders if they don't have something other than the smoke filled rooms of the two political gangs or the neutered environment of the two Brit-selected panels? If the Brit High Command won't play with this proposal, TCIslanders could institute such an elected council themselves. The elected council would have no governmental power, but that's what you've got right now. At least, you'd have leaders who could sift your proposals and concerns and channel them to the Brits for ignorance. What are the Brits gonna do? Stop you from holding democratic elections. This is such an obvious proposal that if TCIslanders had any leadership expectations at all from their two political gangs, they would already have brought this forward to you. It ought to be abundantly clear to everyone by now, even to taxi drivers on Grand Turk, that the two political gangs are not interested in the future benefit of the TCI. They are interested only in the future benefit of the two political gangs.


Statement by Forum Chair Lillian Misick on Final Constitution Talks

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I WOULD LIKE to thank the UK government for hosting the TCI delegation in London last week for discussions on our draft constitution. Special thanks to Henry Bellingham, FCO minister for the Overseas Territories, for being not only so gracious with his time, but so receptive to our progressive ideas for meaningful constitutional and electoral reform as well. Based on those discussions, I am happy to report the following: 1. Mr Bellingham agreed with our recommendation to leave in place our first past the post electoral system. He also agreed with Doreen QuelchMisick’s inspired suggestion that the House should be comprised of 19 members: 10 elected from newly drawn constituencies, 5 elected “at large” or nationwide, and 4 appointed. I believe these and related changes will break the provincial stranglehold the two political parties have held on deciding who gets to stand for elective office in the TCI. 2. I remain convinced however that public financing of elections is critical to getting at the root cause of the political corruption that has plagued

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our beloved country in recent years. Therefore, I look forward to working with FCO officials in the weeks ahead to bring forward legislation to this effect for debate and vote in the Consultative Forum.

3. Mr Bellingham agreed that the term Belonger should be thrown into the dustbin of history. We are now citizens who shall henceforth be called Turks and Caicos Islanders; although, I prefer the term TCIslanders (pronounced T-C-Islanders). It rolls off the tongue easier. 4. Mr Bellingham agreed that the Deputy Governor should be a TCIslander - period!

5. Mr Bellingham agreed that some of the language in the section on the Governor’s powers was unnecessarily imperious. He also agreed however that those powers must remain “sufficiently robust” to foil what I described as the spectacle of local leaders blaming the UK-appointed governor for their corrupt practices. 6. Mr Bellingham agreed that there should be a clear path to TCI citizenship with defined conditions.

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Those who qualify should not be subjected to untenable delays or the alleged bribes we’ve heard so much about. This should also enlarge the franchise commensurate with our new demographic realities.

7. Mr Bellingham agreed that the trial by jury legislation we enacted earlier this year is sound and should remain in place. These were the major points of contention and I believe they were all resolved in ways that will serve all TCIslanders well. More importantly, I am confident that, despite the protests of a vocal minority, the vast (silent) majority of our people will proudly embrace our new Constitution when it comes into force in due course. Apropos of protests, reports are that the Party leaders in our delegation are upset because so many of their recommendations were rejected. But I urge them to acknowledge and respect the fact that their recommendations were duly considered. They would also do well to reflect on the consternation they caused by vacillating throughout this process between mounting feckless boycotts and making impudent demands.

Forum Chair Lillian Misick

In the meantime, I hope this experience will help these Party leaders see the wisdom now of working with the Forum to meet the other milestones that Mr Bellingham and Alan Duncan, Minister of State for International Development, set out for return to home rule. Most notable in this respect are the efforts underway to return our budget to surplus and reform our civil service. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Damian Roderic (Ric) Todd on his appointment as the next Governor of the TCI. I look forward to giving him a warm welcome on behalf of all TCIslanders when he assumes office in September. I am confident that we will enjoy the same cordial, constructive and collaborative relationship that we’ve had with Governor Wetherell over the past three years.


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suitable for us. I think it’s very clear THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC we can’t have a Governor that’s Movement seven member team led by above the law, and we got those Doug Parnell achieved strides at the provisions out, we can’t have a London Constitution Talks as the team governor that turns down the advice was able to successfully argue against of the Cabinet willy-nilly, that’s out change of fundamental l provisions of and I think we got those provisions the 2006 Constitution. out. But it also gives the system in Mr. Parnell said the PDM team had the Turks and Caicos an opportunity a few disappointments but for the most to function. And when I say that I part he was pleased with the outcome of mean it gives the Governor an the talks and now wants to focus on opportunity to say no in very rare rebuilding the Turks and Caicos Islands. circumstances if he cannot get in Asked about the outcome of the touch with the Secretary of State, but London Talks, the PDM leader said, cabinet must be kept very well “Well, I’ll never be satisfied until we can achieve the type of self PDM Leader, Douglas ‘Doug’ Parnell informed of what he is thinking ahead of time. This makes for better determination for our people that would provide every man and woman who call themselves a functioning of government in the Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos Islander full and complete Islands and these are all things that weren’t there in satisfaction of what’s in our own constitution, the draft that we got done, and so I’m pleased about however I must say that given the point where we that, that we have moved a long way from where we started from in the draft, and certainly coming out of were in the draft about the Governor’s powers.” the recent history where the constitution was TRIAL BY JURY suspended and the legislature disbanded, I must say I “I’m not pleased with the fact that the request that think we have made some great strides in these direct my party made to have the right to trial by jury talks with UK Ministers.” reinserted in the constitution as a fundamental right, only to be denied in very exceptional circumstances, COMPOSITION OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY was not considered. I must say I was disappointed that AND VOTING SYSTEM Mr. Parnell explained what was achieved as it I did not get the type of support that I was expecting relates to the voting system. “The voting system to get from other delegates on that provision, so I’m remains what our people are accustomed to which is very, very disappointed in that, that’s a very sad thing first past the post, and I’m pleased about that, and it’s for me to report. After we come out of this period and a complete first past the post system. I argued and all we have an elected government we won’t be able to the other persons who felt like I did argued very go back immediately to reinsert that right to trial by strongly on retaining the first past the post system for jury. We will have to live with something that was our people and I do believe that was a great move done by a body that’s not elected by the people and to away from that d’hondt mixed member proportional me that’s unacceptable” system that would have taken a mathematician a BELONGERSHIP while to figure out who was elected in the Turks and “One provision that makes me proud is that we Caicos Islands, we’ve moved away from those confusing clauses that found their way into the draft. were able to strike out those long and lengthy provisions for the definition of belonger in the So it’s actually fifteen first past the post. The FCO is very clear on that, the Minister is very clear on Constitution and we have also changed the name of that. The constituencies will be decided by a first past belonger to Turks and Caicos Islander. Which will the post basis, and the five at large constituencies help with our own understanding of who we are, would be decided on a first past the post basis, which number one, and we have also made it clear that there would basically mean that the first five with the are certain minimum pre-conditions which were in the highest votes would win and that is well understood draft but were in keeping in alignment with what was by Ministers here in the UK and I understand it to be in the Blue Ribbon Commission, an immigration the case, and they’ve now written that in an FCO review that was conducted some time back, and I’m pleased about that and I think that all members seem statement.” to support that provision that I put forward.” FOUR APPOINTED MEMBERS DEPUTY GOVERNOR “As far as the appointed membership is Under the new constitution, the Deputy Governor concerned, one of the concerns we have is that if it is simply left up to the Governor to make those shall be appointed by the Governor and must be a appointments then it may affect the numerical Turks and Caicos Islander. Mr. Parnell would like to strength of the government and perhaps the see consultation between the Governor and the confidence of the government and we’re very political leaders before any appointment is made. “What I’m concerned about there is that person is concerned about that. “ Responding to a statement made Minister appointed after consultation with the Premier and the Bellingham that there will four Appointed members leader of the opposition. To me this is extremely of the House of Assembly, two by the Governor and important, because the Deputy Governor would be the other two by leaders of the two main political head of the Civil service and could be called upon to parties, Mr. Parnell said he is awaiting the exact exercise some authority, some decision making authority as it relates to the civil service. And so what language of that amendment . “We have to see the exact wording of that. I’m I wanted to make sure was that the process would be very eager to make sure that those two appointments made after consultation. There was general agreement satisfy me that it would not affect the numerical about that. The Deputy Governor could be somebody strength, the stability and the confidence that a that transcends different governments and so I think it government would need to have in the Westminster is important that the person is someone who reflects the type of person that the House of Assembly would system to run a government.” like to seen in that position. And to me that is extremely important. I think that we were very clear TWO PARTY SYSTEM PDM leader Parnell said the country has spoken even in the 2006 Constitution though it is not a loud and clear in favor of the two party system. “I political position at this point.” don’t believe that the party system is still on trial NEW GOVERNOR (after these talks). We were very successful at taking “It was good that the timing of it came about the two party system off trial. I think most of the people got the message loud and clear. I think when we were able to be informed about the new Minister Bellingham, himself, being a Democrat Governor. I haven’t look at his bio yet but I’ll soon understands this. That’s a matter for an elected do that, but we’ll see what he’s made up of and what government to decide and as a democrat I was proud he’s like. I believe that we still have a while left with that he left certain elements of talks up to an elected Mr. Wetherell and we’ve weathered a lot of storms government to solve. You can’t stuff all these things with him here in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we have to get through this period with him then look in one big constitutional bag. “ forward to a strong capable Governor who can Powers of the Governor “We went a great deal in the position paper represent the views of the United Kingdom criticizing the statement of governance principles, Government properly to the people of the Turks and Caicos powers that the draft constitution sought to give the Governor and in these talks we moved far away from Islands and the Government of the Turks and Caicos what was in the draft. Again I’m waiting to see the Islands, someone who respects the people of the TCI draft of what that looks like and hopefully that would and takes into deep consideration our values, and I reflect that what we agreed in those talks would be can’t assess that, I haven’t met him yet.

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Achievement of Milestones and Date for Elections “What I can say is that at the public meetings, it was very clear that Floyd Seymour said we gave you our car to clean and you’re looking up in the transmission and so we need our car back..Mr. Seymour is here with me in the talks and we have a date that we will get the car back on the road, and that date is coming closer and we have a date that will be announced soon and we expect that we will get that car back very, very soon.” Independence “The political parties in the UK have different views about the overseas territories. It is very clear that the Conservative Party who leads this coalition government in London feel very strongly about their territories and their links to the United Kingdom. That’s a matter for the people in the Turks and Caicos Islands. And we’ll have to assess coming out of this period when we are ready. In my mind I think there are certain periods of time that will be important to keep under review for when and if a question should be put. So that is where my thinking is at this point.” YOUTH AMBASSADOR “I would like to pay a special compliment to the youth ambassador. I know there was a great deal of criticism of all the members leading up to these talks. I know I was very keen not to publicly in any way criticize any of the members…some of them with their own ideas however they came about acquiring those ideas about what they want to see in their constitution and I supported that, but Mr. Farrington did a tremendous job as the youth ambassador and supported the views of my party and the other party which related to the voting system were in sync, he ought to be commended for that. As a young man coming to the United Kingdom he could have easily said no, this is not territorial waters for someone my age, but he stood up and sat up in the meeting and performed, and he was a man of his word to what was discussed at the Common Ground meeting.

PUTTING GOD IN THE CONSTITUTION The PDM leader said the PDM team was in full support of the preamble brought to the table by the TCI church and incorporating God into the constitution. “I can’t say I would say anything negative about any of the members. Pastor Handfield brought the preamble which we sought to add a word or two and I am looking forward to seeing the amendment on marriage between a man and a woman. We fully supported the church in those respects.”

TWO TERM LIMITS OF PREMIER Mr. Parnell commented on whether he was bothered by the two term limit for the office of Premier. “We need to get back to democratically elected government. It’s not a big if, just do your work and leave the rest to god. No matter what comes my way I wouldn‘t say that’s a deal breaker at this juncture. The Secretary of State was very clear on what he wanted to see…the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands is in fact UK law until we are prepared to have that question put, we have to take some of it and move along so that we could rebuild our country developing our people and get back to the point of providing hope to the disillusioned and making sure that we can rebuild our economy which is badly suffering..one of the points we made was most people of the TCI if you had assets before the constitution was suspended if you have lost fifty per cent of those assets. It is not a deal breaker my views could be heard in a more substantive way for that provision.” Notes to this oral report: 1. The PDM requested and got two additional observers and non speaking participants in the constitutional talks. Floyd Seymour and Beryn Duncanson accompanied the Leader. 2. There will be a report issued by the two observers. 3. The PDM has lobbied the UK MP’s since January 2010. 4. The PDM delegation included Deputy Leader Clarence Selver, National Chairman Princie Harris, Secretary General Patricia Eke, and party stalwart Ruben Hall. 5. Meetings were held with DFID, former FAC chair Mike Gapes, and Shadow Minister of OT’S Emma Reynolds. Deputy Clarence Selver led the meetings with Labour MP’s on day two of the talks. 6. A more substantive statement will be made on Wednesday June 22nd 2011.


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FirstCaribbean to be branded as ‘CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’

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FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL Bank has announced that it will be branded under the CIBC banner by adopting the co-branded name of “CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.‟ FirstCaribbean‟s parent company, CIBC, is one of Canada‟s largest banks with offices in major financial centres around the world. As an important member of the CIBC group of companies, CIBC FirstCaribbean will be adopting new branding elements to be more closely aligned to the CIBC brand, while still maintaining the FirstCaribbean name and local identity. “By joining together the strong branding identities of both CIBC and FirstCaribbean, CIBC FirstCaribbean represents the proud heritage and uniqueness of the Caribbean backed by the financial strength of CIBC, one of the largest and best capitalized banks in Canada,‟ explained Michael

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Mansoor, the bank’s Executive Chairman. “CIBC is one the leading bank’s in Canada and Canada‟s banking system has been ranked as the best in the world by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum for the last three years,‟ continued Mansoor. “And in May, the Bloomberg Markets magazine named CIBC the fourth strongest bank in the world, so linking the FirstCaribbean brand with CIBC will leverage this financial strength and world class recognition.” The transition to the new CIBC FirstCaribbean identity will be gradual over the coming months as the CIBC FirstCaribbean brand is introduced to operations across the Caribbean region. Over this time the claret (red) and gold of the CIBC brand will be phased-in as branch signage, employee uniforms, and marketing materials are updated. “The addition of CIBC to the

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continue to operate as a Caribbeanmanaged business within the CIBC group of companies, and will continue to be traded on the stock exchanges of Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English- and Dutchspeaking Caribbean, serving over 500,000 accounts in 17 markets through 3,400 staff across 100 branches and offices. The bank offers a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Treasury Sales and Trading, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, and Credit Cards. CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC (TSX, NYSE: CM) is a leading North American financial institution serving clients in Canada and around the world. CIBC provides a full range of products and services to almost 11 million individual, small business and commercial banking clients and meets the financial needs of corporate and institutional clients. CIBC is rated A+/Stable/A-1 by Standard & Poor's.


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Scotiabank sponsors local representatives to Emerging Leaders Study Tour

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DREXWELL SEYMOUR OF LIME, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson of the Consultative Forum and Gordon Burton of Misick and Stanbrook returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands recently after a Senior Executive Leadership Training Program – the first ever Caribbean Canada Emerging Leaders Dialogue which included a whirlwind tour of two Provinces in Canada and two countries in the Caribbean. The CCELD is built on a proven model of leadership development that has been seen as successful in terms of major objectives that focus on individuals’ leadership enhancement, network building amongst participants, and breaking down barriers and increasing understanding and positive linkages across sectors, cultures and geographies. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne with her personal history of engagement with Canada and the Caribbean as well as experience with the Commonwealth Study Conference graciously accepted to serve as President of the Dialogue.

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She participated in the closing and also visited some groups during their study tours. Seymour’s group was one of the beneficiaries of this as she joined them briefly in Grenada. The Caribbean Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue brought together 120 high calibre mid career men and women selected from business, government, labour and civil society from across the Caribbean (which also includes Bermuda and Bahamas) and Canada for a two week period from May 28, 2011 to June 11, 2011. There were eighty participants from the Caribbean and forty from Canada. The participants were proven energetic leaders identified as having vision and a future focus and who have demonstrated strong personal values. They were seen by their sponsoring organizations as having potential for senior leadership positions and be expected to make a continuing contribution over a number of years. CCELD 2011 opened in Ottawa, Canada where all participants discuss the challenges facing leaders and engage in two days of presentations, discussion and networking.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne (centre) with the delegates including Drexwell Seymour

Participants were then divided into smaller study groups and travel first in Canada and then in a Caribbean country to visit communities and workplaces from the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. Finally, the full Dialogue reconvened for four days in Barbados where each

study group prepared a presentation on what they have observed and learned for the plenary, the conference president and invited guests. During on-site visits, participants met with leaders in their environment to discuss the challenges they face, and the strategies used in meeting them.

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We are now

CIBC FirstCaribbean

Beginning this week, you’ll notice some changes. We’ve adopted a new name and brand to reflect our position as a world class bank.

The best of both

A lasting commitment

A sign of strength

Our new identity is the ideal blending of the unique heritage of the Caribbean and the strength of CIBC – the world’s fourth strongest* bank. It also represents the combination of everything you’ve come to expect from your bank, and all the new opportunities opening up. CIBC has made a long-term commitment to the Caribbean, our employees and our clients. The name CIBC FirstCaribbean says it all.

For more information visit www.cibcfcib.com

*As ranked by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, 2011. The CIBC logo is a registered trademark of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, used by FirstCaribbean International Bank under license.


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The annual Fools Regatta held at the Children’s Park in the Bight on Saturday, June 18, attracted hundreds of people. The fun-filled day saw a hat-full of entertainment aside from the competitive boat races. There was also a variety of foods for sale, which the patrons patronized in scores. Individuals also had the opportunity of walking away with prizes, including the main draw of an Ipad courtesy of telecoms provider Islandcom.

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1. These young ladies enjoying a game of tug-a-war 2. There also musical entertainment performed by children 3. Islandcom personnel chilling out at their tent 4. Beach-goers taking a break from watching the races to have fun 5. Preparing to draw the raffle 6. Boaters take a break before the next race 7. The trophies and plaques up for grabs 8. The sail boats lined the beach shortly before taking the water 9. Children and parents having fun 10. The meals on the day were delectable 11. The Fools Regatta was not without pirates 12. This boat captain lands his vessel ahead of other competitors 13. This youngster is perturbed on losing the tug-a-war contest 14. Burgers, anyone ? 15. One of the races of the Fools Regatta 16. Grilled chicken was hot on the menu

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Question : I find it hard to limit myself to healthy portion sizes at home and on the go. For example, I tend to lose control with sweets. How can I eat a proper amount of food? Answer: First and foremost: Limit your exposure to tempting foods. In other words, don’t sit down with a quart of ice cream and only plan on eating half a cup. Instead, put a half cup into a small bowl and put the rest in the freezer so you can’t keep dipping your spoon in for more. Consider buying single-serve items like ice cream sandwiches or bars. But if having any ice cream in the house is too tempting, go to the store and purchase a kiddie cup when you scream for ice cream. Try these other portion-control tips: 1. Don’t leave a half-eaten birthday cake sitting on your kitchen counter. Wrap up cake and cookies and send them home with your guests. 2. Doggie-bag it at restaurants. Their portions can sometimes be extra large. Ask that half of your meal be wrapped up to take home. 3. Consider ordering kiddie-sized meals at fast-food restaurants. You may have to make up a lie about a child waiting for you in the car but it’s a small price to pay for “built-in” portion control. 4. Seek out appetizers and side dishes at restaurants that serve gargantuan entrees. Order two of the smaller dishes for a more reasonably sized meal. 5. Minimize bargain temptations. If you buy big tubs or bags of snack foods to save money, store them on a high shelf so they’re not within arm’s reach. Or, immediately divide them into single serve portions and stash them away in a hard-to-reach place. 6. Learn to eyeball portion sizes, so it becomes second nature. Three ounces of chicken, for instance, equals the size of a deck of cards or your palm. 7. Make your own “frozen” dinners. When recipes yield extra servings, store the leftovers in single serve containers for portioncontrolled meals later on, or lunch at work. 8. Retire your serving platters. If half a tray of lasagna stares you in the face while you eat dinner, you may be more likely to reach for seconds. Instead, serve yourself a portion and put the rest away. You can always go back for more, but this way, you may be less likely to. 9. Stock up on smaller plates. A half-empty 10-inch dinner plate spells deprivation; a salad plate filled to the edge seems like a huge meal. 10. Eat slowly! Research suggests that it takes approximately 20 minutes for your body to know that it’s full. If you gobble down your food, seconds will be much more tempting.


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'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in fiery Pa. crash

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PHILADELPHIA – "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34. Dunn, a daredevil who gained notoriety for diving into a sewage tank and performing other unsavory stunts, was driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careened off the road, flipped over a guardrail and crashed into the woods before bursting into flames. A passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, Pa., was also killed, and speed may have been a factor in the crash, West Goshen Township police said. The force of impact shattered the vehicle into several twisted and blackened pieces, leaving the Porsche 911 GT3 unrecognizable except for a door that was thrown from the crash

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn

and not incinerated. A 100-foot-long tire skid marked where the car left the roadway. Both Dunn and Hartwell were

HEFNER GIRLFRIEND MOVES IN, EX KEEPS RING Anna Sophia Berglund, Hugh Hefner and his ex-fiance, Crystal Harris

Well that was quick! Just days after being dumped by runaway bride Crystal Harris, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is moving on… with Crystal’s BFF. According to a TMZ report, Hef, 85, has been getting cozy with Anna Sophia Berglund, who just happens to be a Playboy Playmate. Anna, 25, was Miss January 2011. Sources reveal things have gotten serious between Hef and Anna, who has now moved into his room. In fact, Hef and Anna have taken to calling each other “babe” around other people, and during a recent movie night at the Playboy Mansion, the two were seen cuddling and kissing during the entire movie. A source states, “It’s clear Hef has moved on to Anna.” Even worse, Anna is said to have been Crystal’s BFF in the Playboy Mansion. And speaking of Crystal, she visited the Playboy Mansion on Sunday to return her $90,000 engagement ring. But to Crystal’s surprise, Hef actually decided to let her keep the 3 carat diamond sparkler. “It was the right thing to do,” said Crystal to RadarOnline about her decision to return the ring. As for Hef, he seems to be doing better as he recently tweeted, “After all is said & done, staying single is probably the best. I think I just missed a bullet.” Ouch. Meanwhile, it appears the Lifetime network is moving forward with their 2-hour special on Crystal and Hef. As we reported, the network was scheduled to air a special about the wedding titled Marrying Hef. However since the cancellation of the wedding, the show will likely move in a different direction. RadarOnline is stating both Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson filmed scenes last week during their visit to the mansion, and it’s safe to assume Crystal’s Sunday visit was also filmed. No word yet on when the show will air.

severely burned. Police said they were able to identify Dunn through his tattoos and hair. Dunn appeared on MTV shows "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" and the three "Jackass" big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, "Homewrecker," and just began hosting the show "Proving Ground" on the G4 cable network. G4 spokesman Dave Welch said "Proving Ground," which premiered June 11 with the second episode slated to air Tuesday, was being pulled for now until the network can discuss the show's future. Dunn also starred in the yet-tobe-released film "Living Will." The film's website describes Dunn's character as a "party bum slacker (who) returns from the dead as a mischievous and perverted ghost." Movie critic Roger Ebert tweeted about Dunn's death Monday and was

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criticized by Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam Margera and blogger Perez Hilton. Ebert wrote: "'Jackass'" star Ryan Dunn, RIP. His Porsche flew through 40 yards of trees." He later tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," referring to a photograph Dunn posted on Twitter early Monday showing himself drinking with friends just hours before the 3 a.m. crash. The photo has since been removed. "We understand what he's trying to say," Hilton wrote, "but still — this is extremely insensitive!" Margera erupted in expletives when he tweeted Monday night saying, "I just lost my best friend. I have been crying hysterical for a full day and...Roger Ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents." In a statement, MTV praised Dunn's humor and enthusiasm and said he would be missed.

Marilyn Monroe dress auctioned for $4.6 million

LOS ANGELES – The Marilyn Monroe dress that flirted revealingly with a gust of New York subway air in "The Seven Year Itch" fetched a record $4.6 million at an auction of film memorabilia. A more sedate outfit worn by Audrey Hepburn in the Ascot race scene of "My Fair Lady" drew a $3.7 million bid at the sale of nearly 600 Hollywood costumes and props collected by film star Debbie Reynolds. The buyers, who were not identified, also paid a sum to the auction house and other fees, according to auction publicity firm Nancy Seltzer & Associates. That brought the total price to more than $5.6 million for the Monroe costume and $4.5 million for the black-and-white gown worn by Hepburn. The total was $22.8 million, according to auction house Profiles in History. "I'm thrilled beyond words. This first auction shows that our great stars were loved by the world," Reynolds said. She plans to part with more with items later this year. In filmmaker Billy Wilder's "The Seven Year Itch," Monroe's character cooled off by standing over a subway grate to catch the breeze as a train sped underneath — which sent her dress north and exposed a shocking amount of leg and undergarment for a 1955 movie. The costume's price set two records, according to Profiles in History: It surpassed the $1.26 million paid for the dress Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President

Marilyn Monroe in the iconic dress

John F. Kennedy, and it became the most expensive film costume sold. That honor had belonged to Hepburn's black dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which sold for $923,000, the auction house said. Reynolds, 79, started collecting four decades ago at auctions held by major film studios, including MGM and Fox, and eventually acquired 3,500-plus items. Reynolds' combined casino-hotel and memorabilia museum in Las Vegas closed and she had planned to relocate the museum to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Last year, Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, said the project had to file for bankruptcy protection and the collection would be sold to satisfy creditors.


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Marry You- Bruno Mars It’s a beautiful night, We’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.

Well I know this little chapel on the bou

levard we can go, No one will know, Come on girl. Who cares if we’re trashed got a poc ket full of cash we can blow, Shots of patron, And it’s on girl. Don’t say no, no, no, no-no; Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah; And we’ll go, go, go, go-go. If you’re ready, like I’m ready.

Cause it’s a beautiful night, We’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.

bells sing like oooh, I’ll go get a ring let the choir So whatcha wanna do? Let’s just run girl. a break up that’s cool. If we wake up and you wann No, I won’t blame you; It was fun girl. Don’t say no, no, no, no-no; h-yeah; Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yea . -go go , go And we’ll go, go, If you’re ready, like I’m ready.

Cause it’s a beautiful night, dumb to do. We’re looking for something Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.

Just say I do, Tell me right now baby, Tell me right now baby. x2

Cause it’s a beautiful night, dumb to do. We’re looking for something Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.

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Buju Banton gets ten years in prison

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REGGAE artiste Buju Banton was today sentenced to 10 years by United States magistrate Jim Moody in the Sam M Gibbons US Court in Tampa Florida. He will be incarcerated at the FCI prison facility in Miami. The artiste – real name Mark Myrie – was found guilty in February of conspiring to negotiate a drug deal in a police controlled warehouse in Florida. The charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense was dropped however. The artiste was slapped with the heavy sentence despite pleas for leniency by his attorney, his children, movie star Danny Glover and other character witnesses. Banton, whose real name is Mark

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Anthony Myrie, seemed resigned to accept his fate and calmy accepted the verdict. His attorney David Oscar Markus has signalled his intent to appeal Banton's guilty verdict and indicated that he would move with alacrity to secure the artiste's release. The sentence was handed down in front of a packed courthouse which included members of the artiste's family, his close friend Wayne Wonder, his manager Traci McGregor and reporters. Many persons, including artistes and Banton's close friends Gramps Morgan and Delly Ranks who came to hear the verdict were turned back after court officials indicated that the

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courtroom was packed and Moody had already been seated at minutes to 9:00 am. The sentencing hearing lasted just over an hour and many of Myrie's

supporters and family members cried openly. The artiste will serve his time at the penal facility in the state of Florida. Myrie underwent two trials after the first trial ended in a mistrial in 2010. He was however found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, using the wires to facilitate a drug offense and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offence. Banton's two co-conspirators, Ian Thomas and James Mack both plead guilty after they were held in a sting operation attempting to purchase cocaine from federal agents in a police controlled warehouse in Tampa. The US government built their case around wiretap and video evidence which caught Banton tasting cocaine and making several statements of the purchasee and sale of large amounts of contraband.

Two years after the first block was laid, officially starting construction on the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, the People’s Republic of China turned over the $30 million facility to the Government of The Bahamas on Wednesday June 22nd . According to the Nassau Guardian newspaper, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham accepted the generous gift which is the centerfold of the master plan for the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. The leader of the nation described the 15,000 seat facility as the “jewel in the crown of what will be a thoroughly modern, world-class Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre with facilities extending over 450 acres.” On Wednesday evening, Ingraham was handed the key to the future site of an International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) certified facility. On hand to witness the historic event were His Excellency Hu Shan, Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, various Members of Parliament, sporting leaders, and athletes. The Core Committee, comprising of Chairman Thomas A. Robison, Winston ‘Gus’ Cooper and Project Manager Iram Lewis, were also a part of the festivities. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard said that “today’s achievement can be attributed in no small measure to the collaborative and ardent efforts of many persons.” The sporting minister thanked all who assisted and made meaningful contributions to the project. He said: “I am delighted to share

in this moment as we celebrate the friendship of two nations through the recognition of the completion of our state-of-the-art multi-million dollar national stadium. “The Government of The Bahamas, being mindful of the rising prominence of Bahamian athletes, particularly in track and field, recognized the need for our country to have a venue that would enable us to not only showcase our local talents but also attract world-class competition to our shores. With the economic and technical cooperation of the People’s Republic of China, we embarked on a journey, and here we are today. “This Thomas A. Robinson National stadium is the flagship structure of the Sports Centre Redevelopment Project which represents the single largest investment in sports development in the history of The Bahamas, and it gets even better. We await with eager anticipation the completion of the works in progress to complement the stadium which, no doubt, will result in a facility, and by extension a Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, of which all Bahamians will be justly proud.” The complete transformation of the complex will take about a year. Ingraham said: “The promotion and pursuit of sports and athletics is an integral part of our national development. I am therefore pleased for the opportunity to accept, on behalf of all the Bahamian people, this stateof-the-art national stadium, a gift from the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China to the Bahamian people.”

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THE BAHAMAS NOW BOASTS THE BEST TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM IN THE CARIBBEAN


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The Bahamas looking to implement overseas voting

CARIBBEAN NEWS Amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act would empower the parliamentary commissioner to establish polling stations outside The Bahamas and allow for early voting for a wider range of Bahamians. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham introduced the bill in Parliament on Monday, according to The Nassau Guardian. The bill contains a broad spectrum of amendments and changes aimed at streamlining the voting process. Under the new legislation, polling places would be established outside the country at Bahamian embassies and high commissions. The parliamentary commissioner would also be empowered to appoint a public officer as the presiding officer for each overseas polling place. Bahamians eligible to vote outside the country would include students, staff of Bahamian embassies, high commission or other foreign missions of The Bahamas posted overseas, their spouses or members of their immediate family residing with them. Public officers or Ministry of Tourism staff on official duty outside of the country and staff of the Bahamas Maritime Authority or any other

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Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

agency of the government would also be eligible to vote outside of the country. The bill would also provide for each party and each independent candidate to authorize one person to act as election agent at each overseas polling place. Voting would take place on the same day as the advanced poll and at the end of that poll the sealed ballot

box would be returned to The Bahamas and delivered to the parliamentary commissioner. The bill also makes provisions for “special” voters to cast their ballots in an advanced poll. Voters would be considered special voters if they are likely to be in a hospital, a nursing home, a home for the aged or other institutions for the treatment of chronic illnesses or disabilities. This does not include people suffering from mental of psychopathic disorders. People who are unable to vote because of pregnancy, recent child birth or unable to vote in the constituency in which registered on the appointed day of the poll would also be considered for early voting. Other people who may be considered special voters are those who would be overseas on poll day but do not qualify to vote overseas, candidates in the elections, the spouses of candidates, election day workers, and employees of the department of the parliamentary commissioner. People who meet the criteria and want to vote as a special voter would

OBAMA’S PUERTO RICO VISIT SPURS ANGER, DISCONTENT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — President Barack Obama may have been in Puerto Rico for only four hours, but his brief fundraising visit has unleashed a growing political furor in this U.S. Caribbean territory. Legislators of Puerto Rico's prostatehood ruling party say they are resentful that he swooped in to raise about $1 million and did not offer any help or solutions as the island battles a soaring crime rate and higher unemployment compared with any U.S. state. One legislator threatened to derail one objective of the president's June 14 visit: to woo Hispanic voters on the mainland in his quest for re-election. Local Sen. Melinda Romero, a delegate of the island's chapter of the Democratic Party, said she has demanded an apology from Obama and will travel to the U.S. next week to meet with Puerto Rican leaders in key states including Florida and New York. "The President did not bring anything to the table," she said in a statement issued late Friday. "His visit only served to take away dollars, just like they take away our young people to war." She also demanded that he return the money raised. White House spokesman Luis Miranda referred to Obama's recent interview with Univision, a Spanish-language broadcast and cable network, in which Obama states that an economic summit held after his visit aimed to find ways to reduce unemployment and increase manufacturing and tourism. "We're going to be working with the government here in Puerto Rico, businesses, activists to find a comprehensive plan that can start moving the island forward," Obama said. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote in presidential general elections. However, the 4.6 million Puerto Ricans who live on the mainland can vote.

Adding to the resentment of the ruling New Progressive Party, led by Republican Gov. Luis Fortuno, is the unscheduled lunch that Obama had with opposition gubernatorial candidate Alejandro Garcia, and how the White House prominently posted a picture of the meeting on its website. Hector Ferrer, vice president of the Popular Democratic Party, which favors the current commonwealth status, blasted the Obama critics. "How do they expect that the President in a one-day visit provide them with solutions and solve the disaster that they have created in two years?" he said. Ferrer's party is not associated with the U.S. Democratic Party. The island of 4 million people faces a 16 percent unemployment rate and last year recorded its second-worst year for homicides, with more than 955 killings reported. The anger over Obama's visit comes as Puerto Rico seeks to define its status conclusively, with Obama calling for a vote on the issue by next year. Puerto Ricans voted to maintain commonwealth status and rejected statehood in nonbinding referendums in 1967, 1993 and 1998. A small percentage favored independence. The White House touted Obama's official visit, the first since that of President John F. Kennedy, as a follow-up to a recent federal report about the island's status that included recommendations about how to boost the economy. Local political analyst Eudaldo BaezGalib said he doubted the anger over Obama's trip would result in any losses of votes on the mainland. "The president took away nearly $1 million ... and he made it known to Puerto Ricans in the U.S. that he was here just like Kennedy," Baez-Galib said. "He achieved his two objectives."

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have to apply in writing to the parliamentary commissioner. The advanced poll is held a week before the general election. The bill also addresses the question of ordinary resident, which has been the subject of election petitions in The Bahamas. Under the bill, a person’s ordinary residence would be determined “by reference to the facts of the case and the choice that a person makes regarding his home”. Under the bill, a person’s ordinary residence is not considered to have been interrupted where the person is occasionally absent because of his service as a parliamentarian or Cabinet minister, employment in the public service takes him to another island or overseas or if he is studying overseas. The bill would increase the period of time which ordinary residency may take place, from six months to one year. The proposed legislation is in response to recent Election Court rulings that have been critical of the Parliamentary Registration Department and the voting process.

Guyana to install security cameras in capital

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana plans to install hundreds of close-circuit television cameras across the capital of Georgetown to help police fight crime. National security minister Clement Rohee said today that the cameras will be set up by August in commercial areas including five municipal markets and at the city's limits. At least 59 killings have been reported so far this year in Guyana, 10 more than those reported in the same period last year. It is unclear how much the project will cost. Public Works Minister Robeson Benn did not immediately return calls for comment. Other Caribbean nations including Trinidad and Jamaica have launched similar projects.

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Dems disappointed with pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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President Obama is facing an insurgency -- from his own party -over his plan to withdraw more than 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer. While some Republicans are nervous about the possibility of a precipitous drawdown, a number of prominent Democrats criticized the president for not bringing the troops home quickly enough. Underscoring the difficulty the president will have keeping Congress on board for a war that is expected to last well beyond his current term in office, that criticism is coming from the top down in the Democratic caucus. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters June 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi gently, but clearly, chided the president over his Afghanistan announcement Wednesday night. "It has been the hope of many in Congress and across the country that the full drawdown of U.S. forces would happen sooner than the president laid out -- and we will continue to press for

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a better outcome," she said in a statement. On Thursday, House Democrats unloaded on the president's withdrawal plan, calling it an unnecessary drain on the country's finances and military. "The president called for threeand-a-half more years of war in Afghanistan, for what?" asked Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. "The whole premise of this war is wrong." The Democrats said it is time for an expedient withdrawal from the nation that they allege is in a civil war. Barring new negotiations to end U.S. involvement, members said that the next move would be to force the administration's hand via the appropriations process. "We're reaching the breaking point in both parties in giving the president a blank check," Nadler said, adding that there will be several amendments to a Pentagon spending bill for 2012 that is scheduled to be on the floor this week. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., also said the withdrawal "should be sped up." Under the president's plan, 10,000 troops will be withdrawn by the end of

this year. Obama said the rest of the surge troops, or about 23,000, will be removed by the end of summer in 2012. It is expected that all surge troops will be out of Afghanistan by September next year. As the president faces bipartisan pressure to get out of Afghanistan, he also faces bipartisan pressure not to leave too quickly. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, expressed concern that the withdrawal plan would put too much of a burden on the remaining troops and "increase risk in a number of areas." House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he'd be "concerned about any precipitous withdrawal" from Afghanistan. "We all want to bring our troops home as quickly as possible, but we must ensure that the gains we've made are not jeopardized," Boehner said after the speech, urging the president to take into account the advice of commanders on the ground. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in a YouTube video cut before the

Page 35 president's speech, said Obama has "the right idea about starting a withdrawal" without allowing "the terrorists to gain safe haven elsewhere in the region." The president, in framing the drawdown, tried to appeal to competing factions on Capitol Hill and elsewhere over the war. To those urging the president to cut the mission short and withdraw forces at a more rapid pace, Obama affirmed that his interest is "nation-building here at home," not in Afghanistan. "We won't try to make Afghanistan a perfect place. We will not police its streets or patrol its mountains indefinitely," he said. But to those concerned the impending withdrawal could leave Kabul ill-equipped to keep the Taliban at bay and extremist elements out, Obama vowed not to let Afghanistan again become a "safe haven" for terrorists. He touted the recent death of Usama bin Laden as a "victory for all who have served since 9/11," and he claimed intelligence recovered from the terror leader's Pakistan compound revealed that Al Qaeda is under "enormous strain." Obama said bin Laden had expressed concern that Al Qaeda could not replace senior leaders who were killed and was struggling "to portray America as a nation at war with Islam."


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Grace Bay Club is looking for candidates that have the requirements listed along with an outgoing professional manner. They love to work with different types of people, meet challenges with a positive attitude and live the standards of our organization. Their management style is one that balances a commitment to people and their development with business/financial accountability and delivers an exceptional guest experience.

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Requirements: • The minimum age of applicant is 19 years, must be fluent in written and spoken English and possess a High School Certificate. • Have at least 2 years experience as a bartender, or one year as a Barback in a 5 star hotel or upsacle environment. • Perform specified Bartender duties, including food and drink orders, preparation and serving. • Follow specific cash and system handling procedures • Be responsible in serving of alcohol and the rules and regulations surrounding it. • Maintain ongoing knowledge of the hotel operations. • Maintain the cleanliness, working order, and presentation of the bartop, tables, service areas and outlet itself. Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

Requirements: • Wide knowledge of the Room Division operations. • 5 – 10 year experience in a Hospitality industry in Management position. • Knowledge of Hotel Operating system (Opera, Fidelio, Visual One) • Experience in dealing with guest enquiries, problems or complaints in an efficient and professional manner without detriment to the Hotel and / or its reputation. • To be constantly proactive in anticipating guest needs & requirements and to demonstrate a high & consistent level of service at all times. Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

LABOURER Requirements: • Operate, maintain and repair the property’s heating, ventilation are conditioning and refrigeration systems • Perform Laundry and Kitchen services • Perform preventative maintenance on the hotel’s systems • Pool cleaning, chemical testing, adding chemical as required. • Maintain the proper use, cleaning, maintenance and storage of all tools. • Responsible for cleaning grease traps, lift stations, checking & treatment of sewage treatment plant. • Assist with additional Maintenance Department tasks as assigned Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

PERSONAL CONCIERGE/BUTLERS Requirements: • Provides a very personal, detailed, seamless service to guests • Take care of guests needs in a highly professional manner. • Be seen by the guests in response to all the guest’s needs and requests. • The attention to detail required and the ability to anticipate the needs of guests needs demand that the butler is a consummate hotel professional with impeccable standards • Strive to create an atmosphere that makes a ‘wow’ impression on the guests • Will not accept anything less that the best available presentation of the suites/rooms and public areas of the floors. • Must take gentle care of all their guests from arrival until departure without imposing themselves on the guest Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

NIGHT AUDITOR Requirements: • Performs all the audit of all hotel income, including Food & Beverages. • Working and applying mathematical concepts. • Must possess excellent investigative and audit oriented skills. • Handles all functions related to the Front Desk including cashering and posting of charges to the guest accounts. • Performs regular spot checks on food and beverage outlets. • Must have k nowledge of hotel operating functions. Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience.

COCKTAIL WAITRESS Requirements: • The minimum age of applicant is 19 years, must be fluent in written and spoken English and possess a High School Certificate. • Have at least 2 years experience as a waitressin a 5 star hotel or upsacle environment. • Perform specified server duties, including food and drink orders, preparation and serving. • Follow specific cash and system handling procedures • Be responsible in serving of alcohol and the rules and regulations surrounding it. • Maintain ongoing knowledge of the hotel operations. • Punctual, detailed oriented, able to work split shifts when required. • Personable, professional, flexibel, always smiling and helpful. Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

DOMESTIC WORKER/HOUSEKEEPER Requirements: • Ensure the cleanliness of all hotel areas • Assist in all Housekeeping responsibilities, cleaning of all guest rooms, stocking amenities and linens. • Perform specified server duties, including food and drink orders, preparation and serving. • Ensure inventory is used properly and in supply at all times. • Possess knowledge of proper cleaning supplies and chemiacl handling. Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience


Boston fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested

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Alleged Boston gang leader James (2000 GMT) on Wednesday, "Whitey" Bulger has been arrested federal agents began watching near Los Angeles following 16 years the suspected fugitives, on the run, FBI officials say. eventually luring Bulger out of The 81-year-old was detained the Santa Monica flat through a with his long-time girlfriend ruse. Catherine Greig, 60. Both are due to After confirming his appear in court later on Thursday. identity, they arrested him Bulger was on the FBI's "Ten without incident, then entered the Most Wanted" list, and is accused of apartment and arrested Ms involvement in 19 murders. Greig, officials said on Thursday. Bulger was the inspiration for Inside the apartment agents the Martin Scorsese film "The found "a variety of weapons Departed". firearms" and "a very substantial He was played by Jack amount of cash", FBI Special James "Whitey" Bulger Nicholson in a movie that won four Agent in Charge of the Boston Oscars in 2007. Division Richard Deslauriers told reporters. Bulger is accused of running the Winter Hill The pair now face extradition to Boston to face gang in the 1970s and 1980s. federal charges. The couple's arrest in Santa Monica, California, The Winter Hill gang was a largely Irishcame days after the FBI began airing 30-second American mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and public service announcements, focusing on Ms drug rackets in the Boston area. Greig. Bulger disappeared shortly before he was due They specifically targeted programmes watched to be arrested in connection with 21 killings and by women of Ms Greig's age, and urged them to keep racketeering. an eye out for her. Following his disappearance, it emerged he had On Thursday, officials said the publicity been a long-time FBI informant who turned in rival campaign had generated the tip that led to their gangsters. discovery in Santa Monica, where the couple had The revelations left the FBI fighting been living under the names Charles and Carol accusations that it had long been turning a blind eye Gasko. to the alleged crimes of James Bulger and the After receiving the tip about 1600 local time Winter Hill gang.

Anti-monarchy group says royals too costly

LONDON – The anti-monarchy group Republic said Thursday that the queen and her family cost British taxpayers five times more than has been revealed. Republic said it costs taxpayers more than 200 million pounds ($320 million) each year to support Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of her extended family. That is far more than the official figures released by the palace, which show the royals cost taxpayers just under 40 million pounds per year. The figures released by the group on Thursday are based on the cost of providing security protection for the extended royal family, the cost of royal visits to other countries and throughout Britain, and the income produced by vast tracts of lands and business enterprises held by the royals. Graham Smith, a spokesman for Republic, said

the British royals receive far more taxpayer support than their counterparts in the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries in Europe that still maintain monarchies. "There is not enough transparency," he said. "A monarchy can be done a lot cheaper. The next most expensive is in the Netherlands, and the British monarchy is more than twice that costly." He said presidential systems cost far less to maintain. Buckingham Palace officials said there would be no response to the Republic claims that the true costs are much higher than the public has been told. They plan to release their own figures in the coming weeks. The Republic figures include revenue lost to taxpayers by royal ownership of lucrative property enterprises, including the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.

Farrakhan says the white man made Obama momb Libya

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recently unmasked the reason for President Barack Obama's unpopular, non-congressionally authorized, War Powers Resolution-violating decision to bomb Libya, a country that poses no imminent threat to the United States. "We voted for our brother, Barack," said Farrakhan, "a beautiful human being with a sweet heart, and now he's an assassin. They've turned him into them." "Them," of course, refers to the evil, racist, manipulative, all-powerful White Man, who as in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," seized Obama's mind, body and soul, and changed him into an enemy

of the poor, the downtrodden, the black. Don't snicker. Farrakhan may be on to something. Here's what presidential candidate Obama said about use of force: "The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." Congress passed the War Powers Resolution in 1973 to restrain the president in non-imminent threat situations. Obama, however, disagrees that it applies to Libya. This humanitarian mission, Obama argues, does not involve "hostilities," a condition that triggers the WPR's application. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, however,

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US AIRWAYS LETS MAN FLY WEARING WOMEN’S PANTIES

SAN FRANCISCO – Days before a college football player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his saggy pants, the airline allowed another man wearing skimpy women's panties and midthigh stockings to fly, according to a passenger and airline spokeswoman. Jill Tarlow, a passenger on a June 9 flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix, took a photo of the scantily clad man, which she provided to the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper published the photo in its Wednesday edition. The man flew six days before University of New Mexico football player DeShon Marman was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following allegations he refused to pull up his pants. Tarlow told the Chronicle she and other passengers complained before boarding the plane, but US Airways employees did not prevent the unidentified man from flying. "No one would believe me if I didn't take his picture," Tarlow, 40, of Phoenix said. "It was unbelievable." US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder defended the airline's decision to let the man fly, saying employees acted correctly. "We don't have a dress code policy," Wunder said. "Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate...So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly." The airline has said Marman was exposing a body part on June 15 when he was repeatedly asked to pull up his pants. His attorney, Joe O'Sullivan, said surveillance video would show his client's skin was not showing. He accused the airline of racial discrimination. Marman is African American. "It just shows the hypocrisy involved," O'Sullivan told the Chronicle. "A white man is allowed to fly in underwear without question, but my client was asked to pull up his pajama pants because they hung below his waist." Wunder said Marman was asked to leave the flight not because of his clothing, but because he refused an employee's request. Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave the plane on the captain's orders, according to police. Police have also said he injured an officer while being taken into custody. Prosecutors have until July 18 to file any charges against him. before Obama made his Libya decision, told Congress what a "no-fly zone" over Libya required: "Let's just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses ... and then you can fly planes around the country and not worry about our guys being shot down." Sounds a lot like "hostilities." And Americans, by a two-toone ratio, oppose military involvement in Libya. The White Man, says Farrakhan, forced Obama to bomb Libya for the oil. Obama's alleged humanitarian intent, he said, is merely a "noble motive to hide (America's) wicked agenda!" Farrakhan's analysis also explains Obama's jobkilling domestic economic policies — the disastrous effect of which disproportionately hurts blacks. The White Man, after President Ronald Reagan, vowed, "Never again!" Reagan, in the early '80s, faced an even tougher economy, with higher unemployment, higher inflation and higher interest rates. Reagan cut taxes, slowed the rate of domestic spending and decreased regulation on businesses.


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TRIPOLI, Libya – Possible cracks emerged in NATO's Libya air campaign Wednesday as Italy expressed concern about the accidental killing of civilians and called for a suspension in hostilities to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. However, Britain insisted the alliance was "holding strong." Skepticism over the military campaign is growing as weeks of airstrikes have failed to unseat Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and outrage rises over allegations that airstrikes have caused civilian casualties. The air campaign continued Wednesday. At least two explosions shook Tripoli before noon as fighter jets soared overhead. It wasn't immediately clear what had been hit or if there were casualties. In Rome, the Italian foreign minister called for a suspension in fighting so aid corridors could be set up. "The humanitarian end of military operations is essential to allow for immediate aid," including in areas around Tripoli and the rebel stronghold of Misrata, Foreign Minister Franco

CALIFORNIA MOM ACCUSED OF KILLING BABY IN MICROWAVE

SACRAMENTO, California – A California mother was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday after police said she cooked her baby in a microwave. Ka Yang, 29, was taken into custody three months after her week-old baby was found dead, Sacramento Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said. Leong said it took several months to determine the child's burns did indeed come from a microwave, using medical analysis and findings from three other U.S. cases. Among them was a case involving Dayton, Ohio, woman convicted this year of baking her baby in a microwave. Yang's baby was found dead at the family's residence on March 17, after a male relative called to report the incident, Leong said. Child welfare workers have since removed Yang's three boys, who are all under age 7, from her home, Leong said. Sacramento police said they do not know what would have led Yang to allegedly put her baby in the microwave. She was being held without bail in Sacramento County jail.

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Frattini said. Frattini also expressed concern over civilian casualties, referring to "dramatic errors" in the bombing campaign. "With regard to NATO, it is opportune to ask for more detailed information on results" in the attacks, he said in comments to a parliamentary commission. Italy is Libya's former colonial ruler and maintains strong commercial ties to the country. Italy is participating in the NATO-led campaign by allowing use of its air bases to coalition partners and its own aircraft for missions. Frattini's comments come three days after Premier Silvio Berlusconi's key political ally, Northern League leader Umberto Bossi, called for an end to Italy's participation in the Libyan war. The League, which is heavily antiimmigrant, has been vehemently opposed to the war because of fears it would unleash waves of refugees on Italy's shores. Some 20,000 people have arrived in Italy in recent months following unrest in Libya and Tunisia. A coalition including France,

Britain and the United States began striking Gadhafi's forces under a United Nations resolution to protect civilians on March 19. NATO assumed control of the air campaign over Libya on March 31. It's joined by a number of Arab allies. In London, British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that the NATOled alliance was "holding strong," and would complete its task in Libya. "When you look at what's happening in Libya, where you see a strengthening of the revolt in the west of Libya, you see more people deserting Gadhafi's regime," Cameron told lawmakers in the House of Commons. "You see growing unpopularity in his regime and indeed our coalition holding strong, I think time is on our side, the pressure is growing and I believe we will take it to a satisfactory conclusion." Cameron's office said Britain would not support Frattini's call for a halt to the air campaign to allow access for humanitarian aid. "We are very clear that the right approach at the current time is to increase the pressure on Gadhafi's

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regime," Cameron's spokesman Steve Field told reporters. He said there was no evidence that aid wasn't reaching civilians. Britain fears that any pause in the campaign could allow Gadhafi's forces to regroup and launch new offensives against civilians. Despite questions raised over the impact of the campaign on stretched defense resources, and worries over civilian casualties, Cameron said the U.K. was "capable of keeping up this operation for as long as it takes." The Libyan regime has accused the alliance of targeting civilians — a charge NATO rejects. NATO acknowledged it may have struck a residential building and caused civilian casualties in Tripoli earlier this week. It also hammered a compound belonging to a close Gadhafi associate, Khoweildi al-Hamidi, and killed what Libya says was 19 people, including at least three children. NATO called that target a "command and control" center and said it regrets any civilian deaths caused by the strike.

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

Some people who need medical care Then Verone hailed a cab to take but can't afford it go to the emergency him to the RBC Bank. Inside, he room. Others just hope they'll get handed the teller his $1 robbery better. James Richard Verone robbed a demand. bank. "I didn't have any fears," said Earlier this month, Verone Verone. "I told the teller that I would sit (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience over here and wait for police." store clerk, walked into a Gastonia, The teller was so frightened that N.C., bank and handed the cashier a she had to be taken to the hospital to be note demanding $1 and medical checked out. Verone, meanwhile, was attention. Then he waited calmly for taken to jail, just as he'd planned it. police to show up. Because he only asked for $1, He's now in jail and has an Verone was charged with larceny, not appointment with a doctor this week. bank robbery. But he said that if his Verone's problems started when punishment isn't severe enough, he he lost the job he'd held for 17 years plans to tell the judge that he'll do it as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the again. His $100,000 bond has been economic downturn. He found new reduced to $2,000, but he says he Richard Verone work driving a truck, but it didn't last. doesn't plan to pay it. Eventually, he took a part-time In jail, Verone said he skips dinner position at the convenience store. to avoid too much contact with the other inmates. He's But Verone's body wasn't up to it. The bending and already seen some nurses and is scheduled to see a doctor on lifting made his back ache. He had problems with his left Friday. He said he's hoping to receive back and foot surgery, foot, making him limp. He also suffered from carpal tunnel and get the protrusion on his chest treated. Then he plans to syndrome and arthritis. spend a few years in jail, before getting out in time to collect Then he noticed a protrusion on his chest. "The pain Social Security and move to the beach. was beyond the tolerance that I could accept," Verone told Verone also presented the view that if the United States the Gaston Gazette. "I kind of hit a brick wall with had a health-care system which offered people more everything." government support, he wouldn't have had to make the Verone knew he needed help--and he didn't want to be choice he did. a burden on his sister and brothers. He applied for food "If you don't have your health you don't have anything," stamps, but they weren't enough either. Verone said. So he hatched a plan. On June 9, he woke up, The Affordable Care Act, President Obama's health-care showered, ironed his shirt. He mailed a letter to the Gazette, overhaul passed by Congress last year, was designed to listing the return address as the Gaston County Jail. make it easier for Americans in situations like Verone's to "When you receive this a bank robbery will have been get health insurance. But most of its provisions don't go into committed by me," Verone wrote in the letter. "This robbery effect until 2014. is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound As it is, Verone said he thinks he chose the best of a mind but not so much sound body." bunch of bad options. "I picked jail."

Al Capone’s handgun sells for $110,000 at auction

LONDON – A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone sold for nearly $110,000 Wednesday at an auction in London. The Colt .38 revolver was manufactured in 1929, the year of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven people were slain during clashes in Chicago between Capone's gang and a rival mob.

Auctioneer Christie's says the gun went for 67,250 pounds ($109,080) to an anonymous online bidder. It was sold by an anonymous private collector along with a letter from Madeleine Capone Morichetti, the widow of Al Capone's brother Ralph, confirming the gun "previously belonged to and was only used by Al Capone while he was alive."

The sale price was at the upper end of the presale estimate of between 50,000 pounds and 70,000 pounds. It includes a buyer's premium. The New York-born mobster Alphonse "Al" Capone dominated the Chicago underworld during Prohibition until his 1931 arrest for tax evasion. He died in 1947.


Supreme Court strikes down state drug data-mining law

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The Supreme Court struck down a law that prohibits the use of prescription drug records for marketing, ruling for free-speech rights over a state government's medical privacy concerns. The high court handed a victory to data-mining companies IMS Health, Verispan and Source Healthcare Analytics, a unit of Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer, which had challenged the law. The companies collect and sell such information. By a 6-3 vote, the justices on Thursday upheld a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that Vermont's law infringed on commercial free-speech rights in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The law, adopted in 2007, prohibited the sale, transmission or use of prescriber-identifiable information for marketing a prescription drug unless the prescribing doctor had consented. Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire are the only states to have adopted such laws, although similar measures have been proposed in about 25 states in the last three years. Pharmaceutical manufacturers use

data about a doctor's prescribing habits to better inform their drug salespeople when they visit physician offices to market certain products. According to evidence presented in the case, pharmaceutical manufacturers spend nearly $8 billion annually on marketing efforts directed at doctors. "Speech in aid of pharmaceutical marketing, however, is a form of expression protected by the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the court's majority opinion. The case did not involve the privacy rights of patients, as that already is protected under federal law. But Vermont said its law was aimed at protecting the privacy of doctors. Companies that collect the data have said the information about doctors' prescribing patterns can be used to help monitor safety issues of new medications, to reduce costs, and for research purposes like studying treatment outcomes. The law's supporters, including the Obama administration, said it helped protect medical privacy and control

escalating healthcare costs by promoting cheaper generic drugs over more expensive brand-name drugs. Vermont pharmacies must collect prescription drug information. The law bars pharmacies from disclosing the data and gives prescribing doctors the right to consent before any information is sold or used in marketing. Attorneys for the drug companies said the law discriminated against the companies, making it harder for them to get their message to doctors. They argued the law unfairly favored views espoused by the state and insurance companies that favor generic drugs. Kennedy agreed and said the law imposed content-based and speakerbased burdens on protected freespeech expression. While Vermont's goals of lowering the costs of medical services and promoting public health may be proper, the state does not achieve those goals in a permissible way, he said. "The state may not burden the speech of others in order to tilt public debate in a preferred direction," Kennedy concluded in the 25-page opinion. "We're extremely pleased with the

outcome," said Thomas Goldstein, an attorney who represented the data companies. "It validates what the companies have been saying about the implications of information for healthcare," Goldstein told reporters in a press briefing. "The court agrees with us that the use of information here like in other contexts is a public good and that it will help healthcare." "The court says here that information is extremely valuable for good decision-making in our society and that's true in medicine as well," Goldstein said. "And that if doctors want to hear from detailers, they need to be able to hear from them without the government getting in the way." Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissented. Breyer called it a lawful governmental effort to regulate a commercial enterprise. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell expressed disappointment with the ruling. "We knew going in that this Supreme Court has frequently sided with large corporations," he said. He called the decision "a step back, but not the end of the story." Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who chairs the judiciary committee, denounced the ruling. "This decision is another example of this court using the First Amendment as a tool to bolster the rights of big business at the expense of individual Americans," he said.

FTC TO DEEPEN GOOGLE PROBE

Google Inc is about to receive the civil equivalent of a subpoena from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as part of a probe into the giant Web company's Internet search business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, which dominates U.S. and global markets for search advertising, has been accused by competitors of favoring its own services over rivals in its search results. Google, the world's No. 1 search engine, and the FTC declined to comment on the Journal report. The FTC plans to send the civil investigative demand with a request for more information, the civil equivalent of a subpoena, within five days, according to the report. U.S. antitrust regulators have been concerned about Google's dominance of the Web search industry, and it has been under investigation by the European Commission since last November.

Complaints has been filed with regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, many from Google rivals who specialize in vertical searches like price comparison websites, which are widely seen as a threat to Google's position as a key gateway to online information. "The distraction that comes from a federal investigation should not be underestimated," Colin Gillis of BGC Partners said, noting that one of Google's best options to grow -- by moving into adjacent markets -- was being hampered by antitrust

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Fed downgrades economic assessment, sees pickup

BUSINESS and TECHNOLOGY WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the recovery was proceeding more slowly than it had expected, but it offered no hint of further monetary support, saying growth should pick up soon. It pinned both a slowdown in growth and a quickening of inflation partly on temporary factors, including higher commodity prices and supply chain disruptions from Japan's devastating earthquake. The U.S. central bank said the forces pushing up prices should dissipate, allowing inflation to subside to levels consistent with price stability, even as growth revives. "The slower pace of recovery reflects in part factors that are likely to be temporary, including the damping effect of higher food and energy prices on consumer purchasing power and spending as well as supply-chain disruptions associated with the tragic events in Japan," the Fed said in a statement at the conclusion of a two-day meeting. As widely expected, the Fed said it will maintain interest rates at exceptionally low levels for an extended period. It also confirmed it was ending its $600 billion bond-buying program at the end of the month, while reiterating that it will continue to reinvest principal payments from its holdings. U.S. stocks were mostly flat after the Fed's statement as investors awaited a 2:15 p.m. news conference by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Prices

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for U.S. government bonds were also nearly flat and the dollar was little changed against the euro and the yen. "There are no hints of further easing from the Fed," said Nick Bennenbroek, head of G20 forex strategy at Wells Fargo in New York. LONG CRAWL BACK Two years after the end of the U.S. recession, the recovery looks disappointingly weak. While Fed officials have persistently said they expect growth to accelerate, reports since the Fed's April meeting show a clear loss of momentum in the world's largest economy. Employers have been reluctant to hire and the jobless rate remains stubbornly high, climbing to 9.1 percent in May. The Fed downgraded its view of the labor market, saying it had been "weaker than anticipated." That contrasted with the statement after its last meeting in April when it said the job market was "improving gradually." "The Fed statement did not offer any real surprises, but it did confirm the job situation is much weaker than was expected," said Daniel Penrod, senior industry analyst at the California Credit Union League in Ontario, California. "The likelihood is that because of the weakness in the jobs sector, rates are going to stay low." With jobs uncertain and home values falling,

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consumer spending, which makes up around 70 percent of U.S. GDP, has lagged. Factory activity has been sluggish as well. The economy grew at just a 1.8 percent annualized rate in the first three months of the year. Analysts expect growth in the second quarter to log a rate of around 2 percent, still not sufficient to generate a big uptick in hiring. The Fed in April forecast the economy would grow between 3.1 percent and 3.3 percent in 2011 and 3.5 percent to 4.2 percent next year. It releases fresh forecasts later on Wednesday. The Fed cut interest rates to near zero in December 2008 and is on track to buy $2.3 trillion worth of longerterm securities by the end of June. The latest buying program -- purchases of $600 billion worth of Treasuries -- ends June 30. By committing to reinvest proceeds from maturing debt it holds, the Fed will keep its balance sheet -- and support for the economy -- from dwindling. Analysts have begun to speculate that the Fed might begin to consider further steps to spur growth, although officials have made clear the bar to a further easing of monetary policy is high. Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of PIMCO, the world's top bond manager, said on Wednesday that the central bank would likely hint at further steps to help the economy at an annual conference in August in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

JPMorgan to pay $154 million in SEC fraud case TURKS AND CAICOS GOVERNMENT VACANCY NOTICE

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Primary School Teachers are required to hold a Teacher’s Diploma or its equivalent and must have at least three (3) years teaching experience. Secondary School Teachers, in addition to a First Degree in the subject area, must have a Teacher’s Diploma or Diploma/Certificate in Education, and a minimum of five (5) years teaching in the specific area. SALARY $22,680.00 - $24,354.00 PER ANNUM (Trained Teachers) $25,056.00 - $27,918.00 PER ANNUM (Graduate Teachers)

For persons recruited outside the Turks and Caicos Islands a two (2) year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits offered in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, end-of-contract gratuity of 15% of salary, return passages for a family of up to two children under the age of sixteen (16) years, freight cost and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six (6) months of the appointment.

Applicant’s resume including contact number or email address, two letters of reference and a police certificate should be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Public Service Management, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. Fax (649) 946-1582, email: recruitment@gov.tc or kawilliams@gov.tc APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st July 2011

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – JPMorgan Chase & Co agreed to pay $153.6 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it defrauded investors who bought mortgage securities sold just before the nation's housing market collapsed. The regulator's complaint against the banking giant was larded with excerpts from internal JPMorgan communications that indicated bankers sold a collateralized mortgage obligation in 2007 to ensure that it could get credit-scarred mortgage securities off its books. "We are soooo pregnant with this deal, we need a wheel-barrel to move around," the head of CDO distribution wrote in a March 22, 2007 email to the sales staff. "Let's schedule the cesarian, please!" The settlement with JPMorgan, the second-largest U.S. bank, echoes on a smaller scale the $550 million accord that Goldman Sachs Group Inc reached last July over its Abacus collateralized debt obligation. Both cases involved charges that banks let hedge fund clients structure complex securities -- and then bet against them -- without disclosing their involvement to investors. The SEC on Tuesday also filed civil charges against Edward Steffelin, 41, a former managing director at the now bankrupt GSC Capital Corp, which served as collateral agent for the JPMorgan CDO marketed as Squared CDO 2007-1. It alleged that he hoped to get a job with the Magnetar Capital LLC hedge fund, while helping to create marketing materials that failed to disclose that Magnetar chose some securities in the CDO and had a nearly $600 million bet that they would lose value. JPMorgan sold $150 million of Squared CDO notes to pension funds and investors worldwide that lost most of their value in just 10 months, the

SEC said. "This is deja vu all over again," said John Coffee, a securities law professor at Columbia University, recalling the Goldman case with a quote from baseball legend Yogi Berra. "If Goldman and JPMorgan were doing this, it wouldn't surprise me if others were as well." No individual bankers were charged in the JPMorgan case, but SEC enforcement chief Robert Khuzami told reporters the agency continues to pursue individuals and has charged roughly 50 people in cases related to the credit crisis of 2008. Earlier in the day, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro also addressed criticism that about the lack of charges against individuals. "It is not for lack of will and desire that we are not seeing as many senior people being named in these cases," Schapiro said. "If we could, we would be naming them." Fabrice Tourre, a Goldman vice president whose case is ongoing, was the only individual charged by the SEC over Abacus. Ms. Schapiro said the SEC will continue to bring charges against banks. "We have a pretty full pipeline of post-crisis cases," she said. "They relate to disclosure failures, particularly around structured products, accounting issues and so forth." EXACERBATING A CRISIS Critics say CDOs such as Squared and Abacus allowed banks and mortgage lenders to dump creditdeficient loans and then make more, further inflating the subprime mortgage bubble even as signs of excess were apparent. JPMorgan agreed to pay a $133 million fine, plus $20.6 million of improper profits and interest. About $125.9 million will go to investors in the Squared CDO, and $27.7 million will go to the U.S. Treasury.


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Conch Shockers, Northern Star face-off in Da Conch Shack Men’s Beach Football final

The final of the Da Conch Shack Men's Beach Soccer League will be contested by favourites Northern Star and the Conch Shack Shockers this Sunday, June 26th. Stingray Strikers will play against Provo United in the third play-off in the curtain-raiser. That encounter promises to be an exciting affair. Northern Star ended nine points clear of both the Shockers and United, and would appear to be favourites, but in recent weeks the Shockers have improved tremendously, as they won three games in a row, inluding a 7-5 edging of Northern Star. The final promises to be a very closely fought affair. In this week’s games Northern Star claimed a narrow 6-5 victory over the Strikers. Matt Green led Northern Star with

four goals, Ralph Pierre and Wildens Delva added the others. The Strikers pushed the league leaders all the way with goals from Craig James. Luis Turbyfield, Tommy Farrell and Charlie D'Haiti. In the second game, both teams new that they had to win to progress to Sunday’s final and it was the Shockers who claimed the final berth with a 6-3 win. Jean Guerrier (4), Nickenson Agelus and an own goal secured the points for the Shockers. Jacques Etienne (2) and David Jasmines were on the scoresheet for the Strikers. The third place play-off will star at 4.00pm, while the final will be play 5.00pm. Games are played on Grace Bay Beach in front of Flamingoes Cafe.

A Conch Shocker defender (left) hounds Provo United forward (with ball)

Guyana Jaguars maul Quality Supermarket Kings

A superb unbeaten century by Winnick Caleb enabled Jaguars to secure a comprehensive victory over Quality Supermarket Kings in the Provo T20 Cricket match played on Sunday 19 June, at the Down Town Ball Park. Batting first after winning the toss the Jaguars posted mammoth 224 runs for 5 wickets off 20 overs. Caleb top-scored with an unbeaten even century, which comprised seventeen 4s and one 6. Nuwan Bodhinayake, made 54 runs, hitting ten 4s and two 6s. Bowling for the kings Ira Baptiste took one wicket for 39 runs from four overs. In replay, the Kings were never a threat to the Jaguars total, as they lost wicket at regular intervals, and were eventually skittled out for a mere 60 runs. Sixteen year-old Jewellyn Sealey was the star of the Jaguars bowling, bagging three wickets for 15 runs including the Prize wicket of Ira Baptiste from 3 overs. John Dolphin claimed 2 wickets for 12 runs from 3 overs, to assist with the win.

Stingray Strikers launch an attack on the Norhern Star goal

Conch Shockers on the attack

Action from the Northern Star versus Stingray Strikers

Provo Hockey League goes abroad

Provo Hockey League

The ‘Islanders’, international roller hockey team for the Provo Hockey League (PHL) flew out of Providenciales International Airport on Thursday, June 23rd, with a mission in mind and motivation in heart. The U-12 team made their way to Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the ‘2 Hot 4 Ice’ tournament; it is their third time participating in the tournament. After posing for a group photo, a reporter from the Sun asked Gilles Diotte, one of the adult chaperones and mentors of the PHL, about the tournament and his hopes. “Last year we got knocked out in the final match for the bronze medal, after going into double over time. We’d like to not repeat that this time,” he said.

Diotte expressed his hopes that the team would return home with their heads held high and their neck heavy with a medal. He mentioned that there were new players, as well as players who have experience, going on the trip to Atlanta. The ‘2 Hot 4 Ice’ tournament is not the only tournament that the Islanders have attended; having gone abroad for games since the founding of the PHL in the early 2000s. The team has travelled to locations such as Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh North Carolina. The tournament began on Friday, June 24th and end on Sunday, June 26th. The outcome for the team’s tournament can be found in next week’s paper.


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Blue Hills Sharks are Sailrock U13 Champs

Mordochea Inelus of the Blue Hills Sharks

Sailrock teams

The Sailrock Boys Under 13 League came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend with all the teams going full speed to ensure a strong finish. In the first double header fixture, Blue Hills Shark ensured that the title would be theirs when they eked out a narrow 1-0 win over a strong Five Cays FC. A goal from Wilkens Sylvain settled the match and Blue Hills held off Five Cays despite Five Cays having the better of the play with strong performances from Ras Diamond, Padraig O’Sullivan and goal hound Kevin Simons. In the other match of the opening double header, Long Bay Revolution with a diligent anchor role played by Gabriel Diotte-Jolly beat Leeward Knights 1-0 with a goal from Timothy Gill. This loss dashed Leeward Knights hope of catching Blue Hills Shark for the title. In the second games one would thought the teams would be just playing out the string but both games were close encounters with Blue Hills having to settle with a 0-0 draw with Long Bay Revolution and Five Cays with goals from Wendy Joseph and Jonel Joazelle edged Leeward Knights 2-1 with Ken McIntosh scoring for the Knights.

The end of the season saw the presentations with a very happy Blue Hills Sharks capturing the First Place trophy, Leeward Knights were a close second and Five Cays and Long Bay finishing in that order. The TCIFA recognized the hard work and improvement of the players and individual MVP awards were given out to each team as follows: Kevin Simons won the top goal scorer award netting 14 goals whilst Padraig O’Sullivan was the most improved player. The overall League MVP was Cole Nickson for his fantastic play and team leadership of the Knights. National Coach Mathew Green said: "The Sailrock U13 League has been a tremendous success as it has allowed our young boys a chance to compete against each other and implement the skills that they have learned in their training sessions. Coach Oliver Smith has done a great job in preparing the boys for this league and we hope to build on this by bringing in teams from overseas to test our young players. We have over forty boys in our U13 Academies in Provo and around twenty in Grand Turk so this group is one we will be pushing in years to come as there is a lot of potential here"

Kevin Simons of the Five Cays FC

Leidson Gerome of th Leeward Knights.

French Rugby skipper makes special appearance in Provo

TCI’S rugby players enjoyed a very special training session last week. The country’s stars were joined at the Meridian Field by the captain of one of the sport’s major forces. France skipper Thierry Dusautoir has been holidaying in Provo and agreed to put the Flamingos through their paces. TCIRU club captain, Blair Mason, said: “Thierry was invited to the TCI by the local rugby union and he was pleased to be on the field training with the TCIRFU squad. We were obviously honoured that he joined us because it’s not every day you get to train with one of the world’s biggest stars. “Thierry seem impressed that we had a strong contingent of young local players training with the men and he encouraged the youngsters to continue to play, improve their skills and work hard. “He was also impressed by several of those youth players, who he said show extraordinary abilities.” Mason added: “Thierry also urged the TCIRFU executive to hire a full time rugby development officer, who can bring the skill set and time to devote to these young athletes so that they can reach their full potential.” Ivory Coast-born Dusautoir, who plays his club rugby for Toulouse, will now be linking up with the French squad as it prepares for an assault on World Cup in New Zealand in September.

France skipper Thierry Dusautoir (fourth from right) pose with junior rugby players of the TCI


Jack Warner quits FIFA; bribery charges dropped

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GENEVA -- Jack Warner quit as a FIFA vice president Monday and soccer's governing body dropped a bribery investigation of him, saying the "presumption of innocence is maintained." Warner and Asian soccer chief Mohamed bin Hammam were suspended by FIFA last month amid the gravest corruption crisis to rock the scandal-hit organization. The two leaders were accused of offering $40,000 cash payments to Caribbean voters during bin Hammam's failed presidential campaign to unseat Sepp Blatter. Warner said he resigned by "my own volition and self-determination." His departure appears likely to stop his promised "football tsunami" of revelations designed to embarrass FIFA after it accused him of bribery May 25. His decision also could help preserve his political career in his native Trinidad and Tobago, where he is a government minister. Police on the Caribbean island had said they would ask FIFA for any evidence of wrongdoing. "All ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is

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maintained," FIFA said in a statement. Zurich-based FIFA said that under Swiss law it has no jurisdiction over someone who leaves FIFA, but stressed that its investigation automatically reopens if that person returns to soccer. Warner said in a statement he wants to "spare FIFA, CONCACAF and, in particular, CFU and its membership from further acrimony and divisiveness arising from this and

related issues." Warner spent 28 years on FIFA's executive committee and was a vice president as head of the CONCACAF regional confederation. He stepped down days after some of his Caribbean Football Union followers were interviewed by former FBI agents enlisted by FIFA to investigate the scandal. Warner and Bin Hammam were accused of allegedly arranging the payments in a Port of Spain hotel during the Qatari official's campaign visit May 10. Warner said he would have been "fully exonerated by any objective arbiter" and he will now concentrate on "my lifelong commitment to the service of the people of Trinidad and Tobago." He joined FIFA's inner circle in 1983 and seven years later was elected president of the confederation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean. The 68-year-old official was given another four-year term unopposed at the CONCACAF congress May 3 in Miami. Bin Hammam did not attend in Miami, contending he had visa problems to enter the U.S. even though he holds a diplomatic passport.

Former WI cricketer Lawrence Rowe apologises for rebel tour to South Africa

Twenty-eight years after he led two rebel tours of Apartheid-ruled South Africa in contravention of an international ban on sporting activity with that country, former West Indies cricketer Lawrence Rowe apologised in time for the naming of a pavilion in his honour at Sabina Park in Kingston. At the same time, Lynden Wright, the new president of the Jamaica CricketAssociation (JCA), accepting that his administration erred, said a committee will be set up to decide on the "naming" of sections of Sabina Park "going forward". There was consternation in some circles late Sunday when word came via a news release from the JCA that Rowe was among three for whom sections of Sabina Park, Jamaica's historic headquarters of cricket, was being named. Rowe led two rebel tours of SouthAfrica in 1982/83 and 1983/84. He and others on those tours were banned from cricket. The bans were lifted in 1989 with the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, and a rapid movement to dismantle the fascist system of apartheid and establish democracy in that country. In his apology issued yesterday ahead of the Sabina Park ceremony, Rowe said: "It is common knowledge that 28 years ago I led a team of West Indian cricketers on a tour of Apartheid South Africa. South Africa at that time was banned from international cricket because of the Apartheid regime that was in force in the country. "The tour, which along with other such ones was grouped as the 'Rebel Tours', was organised and conducted without the approval of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. Such tours in fact were outlawed by cricket boards all over the world, by governments, including the Government of Jamaica, by the International Cricket Council and by other international organisations including the United Nations. "Understandably, the tour offended the people of Jamaica and throughout the cricket playing countries of

the Caribbean. "Today, I sincerely apologise to the cricket fraternity of the Caribbean and the world." Under Apartheid, racial segregation was enforced by the Government of South Africa between 1948 and 1990. The majority black population was not allowed to vote, had no role in the Government and was subject to unbridled abuse by agents of the state. Aside from renaming the Players' Pavilion the Lawrence Rowe Players' Pavilion, Monday's ceremony saw the naming of the southern end of the ground as the Michael Holding End and the northern section as the Courtney Walsh End. Addressing the media shortly after the ceremony, Rowe said: "I'm happy that the JCA can bestow this on me. Today is the final death of that tour. It was 28 years ago, and I don't want to rehash a lot of that sort of situation right now. I want to move forward from now on and what the Jamaica Cricket Association has done is to give me the opportunity to finally lay this thing to rest." Rowe played 30 Test matches between 1972 and 1980 and averaged 43.55 with the bat, including seven centuries and seven half centuries. He scored 214 and 100 not out in his Test debut against New Zealand at Sabina -- a feat which remains a world record. The former right-handed batting stylist, who migrated to the United States after the Rebel Tours, conceded that public reception was very hostile at the time, but feels that with his apology and the passing of time, the tension will ease. He argued that he did not apologise before because of the reprieve the players received with the ban being lifted, and noted that fastbowler Ezra Mosely subsequently represented the West Indies. "When this honour was bestowed on me I felt that before I accept it that it was time to do this (apologise). At that time it was basically hostile (but) I've been back

Caribbean members of CONCACAF were then summoned to a two-day conference in Trinidad to meet Blatter's election rival. Delegates from the Bahamas, however, turned whistle-blower and alerted Warner's longtime CONCACAF No. 2 Chuck Blazer of the U.S., who commissioned a file of evidence to present to FIFA. The dossier included statements from soccer federation officials from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands who also declined the payments. Puerto Rico and Surinam later agreed to return their $40,000 payments as pressure on witnesses intensified. Other CFU members insisted no FIFA corruption rules were broken in Trinidad. Warner had been a longtime ally of Blatter, who was re-elected as FIFA president when bin Hammam dropped out. Bin Hammam withdrew hours before the ethics panel met and provisionally suspended him three days before the election. The Asian Football Confederation president is now set to face a full ethics inquiry, expected next month, without his fellow confederation boss. FIFA is also investigating two CFU employees.

to Jamaica often. We (the players involved) have been reprieved," he said. "One member of the team that I led to South Africa actually came back and played for the West Indies, so there was no need at that time to get out and do anything because the past is the past and that had gone by. I thought that before it (the naming of the pavilion) was done it would be time to apologise to the Jamaican people," he said. Walsh declared his support for Rowe and expressed regret that Holding was not at the venue for the ceremony. "I'm sorry 'Mikey' (Holding) is not here as my fastbowling partner, but to see Lawrence being honoured as well and to hear his apology about what he did is just something special for me," he said. "It is special to have an end named after you and it is really a surprise. I want to thank the JCA, West Indies Cricket Board, Sabina Park Holdings and everybody involved in the naming of the stands. It was good foresight by the president, Mr Wright, and WICB president Mr (Julian) Hunte and I'm very happy to be part of it," said Walsh. Walsh took 519 Test wickets at 24.44 in 132 matches between 1984 and 2001. He also accounted for 227 One-Day International scalps at 30.47. Holding, popularly called 'Whispering Death' because of his quiet approach to the bowling crease and the usually devastating effect of his deliveries, took 249 wickets in 60 Test matches between 1975 and 1987. He claimed 142 ODI wickets at 21.36. Wright told the Observer that though there had been "some consultation", crucial stakeholders in Jamaica cricket, including the Government, had not been consulted. The Jamaican Government, then led by PJ Patterson, spent well in excess of US$30 million in borrowed money to modernise and expand Sabina Park in preparation for the 2007 World Cup. "Based on the feedback ... In the future, going forward, we are going to establish a committee so to speak who will look at persons one is considering for recognition...," said Wright.


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GENEVA — FIFA had "compelling" evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner conspired to bribe voters in the organization's presidential election before it suspended them from world soccer's governing body. FIFA's ethics committee concluded that the allegations bin Hammam offered $40,000 cash payments to Caribbean officials "constitute prima facie an act of bribery." A report into Warner's case, seen by The Associated Press, said the then-FIFA vice president was an accessory to bribery who offered "mere selfserving declarations" at a hearing last month. The 17-page document was sent last week to Warner, a 28-year veteran of FIFA's ruling executive committee who led the North, Central American and Caribbean regional body since 1990. Days later, the Trinidad and Tobago government Suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news minister quit his soccer positions while insisting that he conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-ofwould have been "fully exonerated by any objective Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. arbiter." Bin Hammam and Warner were summoned to The damning language in the ethics panel's report appear before FIFA's ethics committee on May 29, stands out in contrast to FIFA's official stance on and provisionally suspended based on a dossier of Warner's investigation, which was dropped on Monday. evidence relating to the Qatari candidate's campaign FIFA said it no longer had legal authority to pursue visit to meet CFU members at a hotel in Port of Spain, Warner and that he kept "the presumption of Trinidad. innocence." Hours before the hearing, bin Hammam withdrew FIFA declined to comment Wednesday on the from the election scheduled for four days later against leaked report, which was first revealed by Britain's FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Press Association news agency. The ethics panel, headed by Namibian judge Warner issued a statement claiming the document Petrus Damaseb, studied witness statements from was circulated by "pathologically mendacious" people officials representing four Caribbean federations who within FIFA who would "stop at no length to destroy were allegedly offered brown envelopes stuffed with my legacy." $100 bills after hearing bin Hammam's election pitch "Let me once again reiterate for the sake of those on May 10. with hidden agendas; I, Jack Warner, did not partake "It appears rather compelling to consider that the in the distribution of any cash gifts to my members," actions of Mr. bin Hammam constitute prima facie an the former Caribbean Football Union leader said. act of bribery, or at least an attempt to commit Calls to Warner's lawyer in Trinidad, Om Lalla, bribery," the report said. were not answered. The panel found "comprehensive, convincing and

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overwhelming evidence" that Warner arranged the meeting specifically to enable corruption. It was "impossible" to think Warner was unaware of the payments and their intention to influence how CFU members voted. "Consequently, the accused (Warner) would at least be considered as an accessory to the aforementioned violations," the report said. Officials from the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands provided witness statements that were "coherent, credible and detailed," the panel decided. The whistleblowers said Warner told delegates that "the cash gift had been provided by Mr. bin Hammam. "The accused further stated that he had advised Mr. bin Hammam to bring the cash equivalent of any gift he intended to bring to the delegates," the report said. Warner, meanwhile, "failed to provide the FIFA Ethics Committee with a plausible explanation" to refute the allegations. The panel justified the suspensions, pending a full inquiry, because officials suspected of bribery would cause "irreparable damage to FIFA" if they remained within the organization. Though Warner is out of reach of its judicial bodies, FIFA is seeking to interview him as a witness in the ongoing probes into bin Hammam and two CFU employees alleged to have handed over the payments. All deny wrongdoing and are expected to face the ethics panel again next month. FIFA has hired investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh to interview Warner's allies within the CFU who initially denied being offered cash payments. Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation president, has also appealed his provisional ban and awaits a separate ruling from FIFA.

Rafael Nadal says Federer’s Slam record is far away WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND — Having won four of the past five Grand Slam tournaments and 10 in all, Rafael Nadal was asked on the eve of Wimbledon about quickly closing in on Roger Federer's record of 16. Nadal cut in to clarify. "Very close? No. I am very far," Nadal said Sunday. "Six is a lot." Perhaps. Still, the 25-year-old Spaniard is looking more and more like someone who will be able to challenge, if not surpass, whatever Federer's final tally is. As long as a couple of other guys don't get in the way, that is. For years, Federer and Nadal were the men to beat at major tournaments. These days, they're joined at what is a competitive and compelling top of the game by a pair of 24-year-olds, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. That Big Four filled out the semifinals at the French Open two weeks ago, and most everyone expects them to be the final four standing in a fortnight's time at Wimbledon, where play begins today with Nadal as the defending champion. "That's a bit different than maybe

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in the past, where maybe one of the top four guys wouldn't feel so comfortable on grass," said Federer, a six-time winner at Wimbledon. "But this year, it seems like all of us are, which is a good thing." Nadal quickly earned the sobriquet "King of Clay" for his excellence on that surface, particularly at Roland Garros, where he beat Federer on June

5 for a sixth championship there. Now Nadal seeks a third title on the grass of the All England Club, where he hasn't lost to anyone other than Federer since 2005. "I love to play on grass. I love to play in this fabulous place," the topseeded Nadal said. "In the beginning of my career, everybody talked a lot that with my style of game, (it's) going to be always very difficult to play very well here. But I worked a lot and I put all my best in every practice." As the returning men's champion, Nadal will play the first match on Centre Court on Day 1, against Michael Russell of the United States. That's an honor that's often been accorded Federer, but he lost in the quarterfinals a year ago, is seeded third this year, and must wait until Tuesday to get started against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. The second-seeded Djokovic, whose 43-match winning streak ended with a loss to Federer in Paris, also is scheduled to begin Tuesday, while No. 4 Murray is slated to play Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain on Centre Court today. The forecast calls for rain,

but at the very least, matches in the main stadium shouldn't be affected because of the retractable roof in use since 2009. Other men on today's slate include 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych, 10thseeded Mardy Fish, and 2003 U.S. Open champion and three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick, who also will face Nadal in a U.S.Spain Davis Cup match in Austin next month. Nadal has put together a rather remarkable run at Wimbledon of late, going 26-2 since the start of the 2006 tournament. He lost to Federer in the final that year and the following year, then beat Federer 9-7 in the fifth set in fading light in the 2008 title match. After missing the grass-court Grand Slam in 2009 because of tendinitis in his knees, Nadal returned to win it again in 2010. "I'm not really surprised by his success. He's one of the greatest athletes ever, not just in tennis. So you find a way to adapt to the surface and the changes ," said Murray, who once again will try to become Britain's first male Grand Slam champ since 1936.


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