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Bahamas, Cuba sign maritime boundaries agreement

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette and Cuban Ambassador Jose Luis Ponce signed an agreement yesterday delimiting the maritime boundaries of The Bahamas and Cuba.
This agreement, which was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, defines the national borders and territorial framework within which the sovereignty of The Bahamas may be exercised exclusively.
"Boundary delimitations, by their very nature are complex and multifaceted," Symonette said.
"Simply put, this maritime boundary is an invisible line that separates The Bahamas' maritime space from the Republic of Cuba.
"This seemingly simply drawn line is the result of many years of dialogue, compromise and perseverance."
The agreement is also of importance to The Bahamas because of its security implications for the country, allowing for more effective border management, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ponce said the agreement reaffirms the close traditional bonds of friendship, mutual respect and understanding between the two countries.
"The agreement recognizes The Bahamas as an archipelago state [consistent] with the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea," Ponce said.
"In accordance with this agreement, The Bahamas and Cuba agreed to cooperate on navigational safety, marine scientific research, preservation and protection of the marine environment and other areas of common interest."
Both countries came to an agreement in 1982 in Jamaica during the United Nations Conference on the Laws of the Seas and the agreement was approved by cabinet on September 29 of this year, according to Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joshua Sears.
"Since the birth of this nation in 1973, a major goal was concluding agreements on the delimitation of the national borders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas," Symonette added.
"This exercise has always been of great national importance because at the core of this issue rests one critical concept: The very notion of where The Bahamas begins and ends."
Sears recognized the efforts of Bahamian public servants who participated in the negotiation process that resulted in the conclusion of the agreement.
He and the minister also applauded the work of the former director general, George Stewart, who represented The Bahamas at the third Laws of the Seas Conference and advanced the position of the country on the international stage.
"Today this process recognizes a very fundamental principle which was accepted in that conference and which really was the base line for negotiations," Sears said.  "We as a country and as neighbors can justly be proud."
The geographic coordinates that form this medium line between The Bahamas and Cuba were generated by a software called 'Clarisoft' in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  GIS, according to Antonique Strachan, a GIS analyst for the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems Center (BNGIS), is a base system used to store, analyze and manipulate geographic locations.

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Sarone holds court with annual clinic

High school basketball players in New Providence got an opportunity to test their skills this weekend, at the first annual All Caribbean Basketball Invitational.
The campers went through a series of drills and evaluation tests, used by many of the young male basketball players in the United States of America (USA) for training. The two-day camp was hosted by Bahamian basketball player Sarone Kennedy who has enjoyed a long run in the sport. Kennedy and his wife Staffica Bain-Kennedy were both national team standouts, who have played on the collegiate level.
"What we want to do is better the skills set of the players at home," said Kennedy. "So the camp is for the betterment of those who are in attendance. This is the first year and we look to do more events. I work for Caribbean Basketball Network, which is a scouting agency for players in the Caribbean. What we do is try to scout players here in the Caribbean. Try to find the best. Players with good attitudes, good grades and skills and assist with them being scouted so that they can move on."
The invitational was held at the Anatol Rodgers gymnasium. More than 60 young men took part on the Friday and Kennedy was looking to improve that number on Saturday.
Before hitting the court for group play, campers went through a series of drills which included metrics, full body fitness and skills tests. Dario Dean, starting forward for the Anatol Rodgers Timberwolves high school said the camp has opened up his eyes to a new level of training. He is hoping to use the skills learned and apply to his game.
"We were exposed to a lot of the drills and exercises that we don't get to do here at home. I feel as though the players abroad, they have an advantage over us because they have a better coaching system. The first annual Coach Kennedy camp has exposed us to what we need to do. I feel it will help me drastically in my game. I need to get a lot stronger because the players away [are] probably much stronger than we are. I know that I can do it if I continue to work hard."
Kennedy was also employed with the American Basketball Association. He has connections with the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA), NIKE, Athletes in Action, Basketball Connections and Caribbean Basketball Network.

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New Year's Eve party hotspots

The countdown is on to 2012 and of course there are fabulous events being held island-wide where you can party away 2011 and ring in the New Year, and The Nassau Guardian has the entire scene covered for you -- from the hottest party in the east to the wildest and most glamorous affairs in the west.

Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace
It's being billed as two levels and two parties all at one venue, at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace in the Summer Winds Plaza on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.
With a $5,000 balloon drop, scheduled for 1:12 a.m., (to ensure that people have time to make it out after church to collect their change) Leslia Miller says their Masquerade Party is one not to be missed.
With two levels, two parties, one venue, in the Heineken Platinum green lounge cake and champagne will be circulated all night. Every twelfth person will also receive a New Year's gift bag filled with goodies until the clock strikes midnight. And anyone attired in green will gain admission into the Heineken lounge for half price
The second lounge will be the Countdown VIP Dance Floor, where the balloon drop will take place.
Besides the money, Miller says Mario's will have the hottest deejays, drink specials and fireworks.
Doors open at 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Compass Point Beach Resort
Anastacia Kemp says the Compass Point Beach Resort New Year's affair will definitely appeal to people who want to relax to bring in 2012.
"You don't have to be over-dressed so you can feel relaxed," says the front desk manager. For $185 per person, you get a four-course served meal and access to an open bar. The event which starts at 8 a.m. and runs through to 12 midnight, will feature a deejay, live band, Junkanoo rushout and fireworks.

Hammerhead's Bar and Grill
Hammerhead's Bar and Grill on East Bay Street invite you to dive into 2012 at their establishment with a party that party kicks of at 9 p.m. with $2 shots and $4 drink specials. With bottle service all night, and music by Nassau's hottest deejay, they say it's the spot to be.

SuperClubs Breezes
SuperClubs Breezes will host a New Year's Eve Gala at the resort on Cable Beach from 6 p.m. until you say when. In the main dining room you have a raw bar with iced cocktail shrimp and Caribbean claws, a soup station with four soups, a salad bar which allows you to mix it up as you like it, their famous trio station, their taste of the world station, a Caribbean-style ratatouille station, and an unforgettable sumptuous dessert station.

Marley Resort
The Marley Resort on Cable Beach hosts a New Year's Eve cocktail party on Saturday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A live band plays for your enjoyment. The $75 cover charge includes appetizers, party favors and a free glass of champagne at midnight.

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Tarrus Riley saves the night

It was a night of hiccups, missteps and blunders but being able to see Tarrus Riley after all was said and done was worth the headache.
My adventure to see Riley, the reggae sensation who has all young ladies blushing, began as all my concert adventures begin, with me barely wanting to get out of bed. From previous experiences with concert-going I learned this time around it pays to go much later than the organizers recommend. But unfortunately showing up for a concert at 11:30 p.m., although the doors opened more than two hours before, was still not late enough. Thankfully, there was seating outside the concert hall because the first performer did not get on stage until almost 2 a.m.
Once the concert got started things really looked up. Two reggae performers who have yet to be named, and who I did not know, opened the concert. And while they weren't all that entertaining they did get the crowd going. Even with this okay start, what really didn't work well throughout the evening was the transitions between performers. There were incredibly long breaks and the host, DJ Pencil, didn't do much to hold my attention.
But when Tanya Stephens took to the stage, the crowd settled down again. Although Stephens has name appeal and has been around for ages, I must say I didn't like her performance as much as I thought I would. To me, it had no energy and I didn't get the impression that she was even prepared to perform. She sang many of her hits which the crowd loved, but there was no command of the stage and not enough crowd interaction for my liking.
Demarco was a little better when it came to energy and performance, but his jump skipping from one song to the next got really annoying. He did not focus on one song or sing anything for more than a few seconds. It was dizzying to say the least. But I did enjoy his dancing and antics which is really different than the norm. For a moment, I felt like I was in a comedy show with singing rather than a concert when he was on stage.
But what made everything worthwhile was when 4 a.m. rolled around and Tarrus Riley finally hit the stage. He came on with an energy like I hadn't seen the entire night. And having his own band on stage with him really made all the difference.
I really got into the music because it was so alive and you could actually feel the beats of the drum and the strum of the guitar strings. Tarrus was electrifying! He laughed, he was personable and really drew the crowd when he sang hit after hit like "Contagious", "Start Anew" and "Superman". His performance was just ... magical. When I looked around the room it seemed like every other female, including myself, was swooning.
What also made his performance that much more intriguing was his humble personality and the sheer fun that I could see he was having. There were times he'd let his band play and do solos to showcase their skills and even moments he got down to interact with the crowd. It was absolutely contagious. He really showed the difference between novices and professionals on stage.
Although the concert started extremely late, there were disappointing opening acts, the transition between artists was poor, and I got home a whole lot later than my usual bedtime - just being able to see Tarrus Riley was well worth the time and sleep loss.

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Bishop V.G. and Elder B.M. Clarke to celebrate 18th pastoral anniversary

Reverend Fred Newchurch from Central Church of God, Freeport, Grand Bahama will speak at services on Sunday, October 30 at Calvary Deliverance Church, on East Street south to mark the 18th pastoral anniversary of Bishop V.G. and Elder B.M. Clarke.
With services at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the membership of the church will salute their religious leaders for their "exemplary" conduct over the years.
A press release from the church read: "The Clarkes have proven to be more than simply fair-weather sailors, but have stayed the course through both calm and uncertain weather.  Their trustworthy and focused leadership has steadily ratified the church's claim of being a place where ministry blesses many.  And despite the prevailing economic conditions, which might influence the compromise of God's word to appease the masses, the Clarkes' central message remains principally focused on the inseparability of unconditional love, integrity, holiness and Christianity."
It said, "Moreover, under their considered and committed guidance, the ministry has also established a reputable pre-school which has primarily outgrown its current space.  Further, the ministry has recently held ground-breaking ceremonies for the ambitious Faith Village Project on Marshall Road and anticipates starting the foundation for the complex before the end of the year.  It is intended that the multi-purpose Faith Village site will house a home for the elderly, a youth centre and a new and improved pre-school facility.
"Over the past years, the Clarkes' compassionate leadership has positively impacted countless lives. To date, all of their biological as well as a good deal of their spiritual sons and daughters work tirelessly alongside them in pursuit of achieving the mandate that God has placed in their hearts for the ministry.  Bishop and Elder Clarke have shown a relatively uncommon tendency toward succession planning by their numerous efforts aimed at empowering others to assist with the leadership of the church."

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A movie buff's dream

Thrilling comedies, intriguing documentaries, exciting dramas, animated films and short features will have you either laughing, crying or in deep thought. The Bahamas International Film Festival which runs through Sunday, December 4, will be a movie buff's dream.
With 69 films showing from 34 countries, at no charge -- outside of the opening and closing nights -- at Galleria on John F. Kennedy Drive, it is clear that there is definitely something different about the eighth run of this popular fest.
"This year is such a strong line-up of films it is hard to identify which ones are must-sees from ones that aren't," said Dennis Dembia, public relations representative from Rogers and Cowan. "They are all stellar and every one will make you feel differently. With so much to chose from, there has to be something [a film] for everyone's tastes so there is no excuse for you not to get your fill on some really good cinema. You have to catch them all."
Dembia says the film festival will be amazing from start to finish, and is what people wait for year round since the festival was established. He believes this year's festival will be the best yet.
Some of the films to definitely catch include the Indian film by Gemma Atwal "Marathon Boy" that should remind viewers of the plot line from the movie "Slumdog Millionaire", but with a different but equally charming surprise appeal. A short film with a Caribbean flair and a cultural feel that should pique interest is the Trinidadian film "Y-ning" by Emilie Upczak which is a brief examination of "winding" as dance language as well.
The opening film, "The Rum Diary", which will be shown again in the film festival should also be of great interest to film-goers as it is a flighty adventure staged in the Caribbean islands.
Seven Bahamian films will also be a big attraction this year from a tribute to Bahamian spiritual artist Amos Ferguson in the film "Amos" by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth, to an animated short by Jason Evans called "Tall Tale of an Accidental Tourist" which humorously examines the discovery of The Bahamas.
"Movie buffs, enthusiastics, filmmakers and actors alike will just love this year's offerings at the festival. There will be something for everyone and you don't have to think twice about whether you can afford to come out to support it or not because this year, outside of the opening and closing night every screening is free. You have so much to choose from and everyone can take full advantage of the screenings because as one movie ends you can just slip into another one for free. There is a lot to see and every film that was chosen to be seen has gone through great scrutiny by founder of the film festival, Leslie Vanderpool."
Dembia says the Festival will showcase quality films that aren't Hollywood blockbuster status, but are amazing to see nonetheless.
"Unlike other film festivals that are larger and screen hundreds of films, this Festival is small and can only choose about 70 films to screen, so what you will get this weekend will be great film and great film after great film. There will not be one film that is not of good quality or rich in other elements."
Other highlights of this year's festival include the staple tributes to two deserving actors in the film industry. This year's Career Achievement honoree is Heather Graham, who is celebrated as a diverse actress whose longevity in the field and work with A-listers is acclaimed. Some of her more popular film appearances include "The Hangover", "Scream 4", "Boogie Nights" and "Drugstore Cowboy".
The second award, the BIFF Rising Star, will go to Zoe Kravitz, daughter of music phenomenon Lenny Kravitz, who starred in numerous recent films like "X-Men: First Class", "No Reservations", "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "Yelling at the Sky", a film that will be featured in this year's festival. Kravitz has shown diversity and given noteworthy performances in her fledging career, and there is great anticipation for her future work.
Special master classes for aspiring actors and directors will also be put on during the festival by experts Roger Guenveur Smith and Jordan Walker-Pearlman respectively. The acting class will be held in the Ares Room at Atlantis on Saturday, December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the directing class on Sunday, December 4 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Pain and swelling in the front of your lower legs means you have shin splints

Most athletes get shin splints at one time or another. But even if you aren't a professional athlete and at one time or other, you may have had to sprint to catch a bus or chase down your toddler, you may have shin splints if you feel throbbing and aching pains in your shins.

What are shin splints?
If you have pain and swelling in the front of your lower legs, you have shin splints. It is inflammation of the front of the lower leg and is also called tibial stress syndrome. The shin or shank bone is the tibia, the larger and stronger of the two bones in the lower leg that connects the knee with the ankle bones. It is one of the strongest weight-bearing bones in the body.
Shin splints are very common - especially in athletes. They cause 13 percent of all running injuries. They are often seen after runners increase their workout intensity (distance, length or speed) or change the surface they run on - like shifting from a dirt path to asphalt. Shin splints are also common in dancers, soccer players and can be seen in almost any athlete.

What causes shin splints?
Inflammation to the shin results from the repeated pulling of the muscles in the leg away from the shin. A number of factors can contribute to this including having flat feet, tight calf muscles, improper training techniques, overuse of the muscles causing them to become irritated and swollen, stress fractures (tiny breaks in the bone), worn out or improper workout shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces.

What do shin splints feel like?
Most people with shin splints complain of dull, aching pain in the front of the lower leg. Some people feel it only during exercise; others feel it when they've stopped exercising. Sometimes, the pain can be constant.
Depending on the cause of the shin splints, the pain may be located on either side of the shinbone or in the muscles themselves. These painful, swollen muscles can sometimes irritate the nerves going to the feet, causing them to feel weak or numb.
Get help if the pain to the lower leg continues, it is recommended that you see your podiatrist for an evaluation and necessary treatment. To diagnose shin splints, your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam. They may want to see how you walk or run to look for any gait problems. In addition, x-rays or bone scans may be ordered to look for fractures.

Treatment for shin splints
Regardless of the cause of the shin splints, treatment is usually the same.
o Rest is vital to allow the area to heal. Take a break from your exercise routine allowing the muscles of the lower leg to rest and heal.
o Ice the shin to reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice for 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days, or until the pain is gone.
o Anti-inflammatory painkillers. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will also help with pain and swelling.
o Arch supports for your shoes. Orthotics will help with flat feet and decrease muscle strains from over pronation.
o Stretching and range of motion exercises are very important to increase flexibility. Athletes must do warm-up and cool down exercises every time they work out.
o Neoprene sleeve shin guards can be used to support and warm the leg, especially during exercise or sports.
o Physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles in your shins.
o Wear properly fitted, supportive shoes that are in good condition and not worn out.
o In very rare cases, surgery is needed for severe stress fractures.

When will shin splints heal?
You cannot predict exactly when the shin splints will heal; it depends on what caused it in the first place and how well you are following the treatment recommendations. It can take anywhere from three to six months to resolve. The most important thing is not to rush back into your sport. If you start exercising too soon before your shin splints are healed, you cause permanent damage.
I know it is very difficult for someone who exercises regularly to not exercise. While the shin splints are healing, you could take up a new non-impact sporting activity that won't aggravate your shin splints like swimming, cycling, weightlifting, etc.
Shin splints are fully healed when the injured leg is as flexible as the other leg, it feels as strong as the other leg and you can jog, sprint, and jump without pain. X-rays are repeated and will be normal, showing that the stress fractures have healed.

How to prevent shin splints
To prevent shin splints, you should always wear shoes with good support and padding, warm up before working out, ensuring that you stretch the muscles in your legs. Stop working out as soon as you feel pain in your shins and don't run or play on hard surfaces. It is better for your feet and legs to work out on a wooden floor, packed dirt/sand rather than asphalt or concrete.

For more information on shin splints email foothealth242@gmail.com or visit www.footphysicians.com or www.webmd.com. To see a podiatrist, visit Bahamas Foot Centre on Rosetta Street, telephone 325-2996 or Bahamas Surgical Associates on Albury Lane, telephone 394-5820.

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Tournament to serve up 3,000 room nights

The Ministry of Tourism is still pondering whether it will support the second annual Bahamas Open, set to kick off this weekend.
The event, featuring top tennis professionals from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), is the only event of its kind in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to Ty Olander, its executive director.
The Bahamas Open is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and runs from March 9 to March 17. With players, family members, coaches and fans all headed to New Providence, organizers expect the tournament to generate 3,000 room nights or more.
In addition, legendary female tennis players Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Mary Joe Fernandez and Martina Navratilova are all rumored to be taking part in an exhibition doubles match on March 11.
On paper, that might seem like a valuable proposition to the Ministry of Tourism, but government officials are not yet convinced.
"At the moment it is undecided. There is no commitment at this stage," said David Johnson, the director general of the Ministry of Tourism, said. "They have made an appeal to the minister and it is being dealt with. It has to make business sense and we need certain criteria in place."
Orlander and the event's executive team spoke with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the minister of tourism and aviation, and submitted a revised proposal on Friday afternoon.
"I am hoping they come on board. We definitely need them from a financial point of view," he told Guardian Business.
"The Bahamas Open, if properly supported by the government and various sponsors, is the perfect vehicle to bring in millions of dollars into the local economy."
The Sheraton on Cable Beach has signed on as the official hotel of the tournament.
Less than a week away, Olander said "it is really steam rolling now".
Twenty-seven world-class officials from around the world are coming to Nassau to officiate the tournament, he said. Members of the international press are expected to attend the event, providing additional exposure for the country.
Meanwhile, Navratilova, the legendary player participating in the special doubles event, is also a contestant on the popular television show, "Dancing with the Stars".
Olander told Guardian Business the show is sending a crew to The Bahamas Open to film the star.
The annual event, now entering its second year, has a budget of approximately $500,000. The executive director admitted that securing local sponsors has been difficult thus far, making support from the Ministry of Tourism paramount to the long-term success of the tournament.
"Our sponsors from local organizers were quite disappointing," he added. "Our main source of funding came from VietBridge Capital Funding LLC. He came on board as a result of the relationships I had built in Chicago and basically giving them an idea of the potential we're doing here."
The prize money is set at $100,000, which is far lower than normal for professional tennis events. Orlander said the wide participation is a testament to the cache of The Bahamas.
The event also conveniently falls between two mandatory WTA events - Indian Wells in California and the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida - making the Bahamas Open a convenient stopover for professionals that have been eliminated from the first tournament but looking to stay limber.
Orlander felt this year's installment was crucial to developing a reputation and keeping the momentum going.
"Once we establish an event on the tour, we'll get major sponsors and it'll be a money-making event. That will mean an impact on the economy and a return for the stakeholders and sponsors involved," he said.

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This land is our land - not the Crown's

The economic success of all countries is determined by the availability and judicious use of the four essential national assets: Food, energy resources, land and human capital. The Bahamas has an abundance of all of these assets, but we have not availed ourselves or made the best use of them. Here I wish to focus on our land assets: Crown land, generation property and land registration.
1. The term "Crown land" needs to be changed to "state land", as this land belongs to the Bahamian people and not the Crown in England.
2. All state land should be recognized as residential, commercial, industrial, touristic, farmland, wetlands and forestry.
3. All state land should then be placed in a national land bureau that would be mandated by government, but managed by the private sector in a fair and transparent way.
4. The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) and the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) would then be recapitalized with funds from the government, the National Insurance Board, pension funds and the private sector. It would also be necessary to repopulate the management and board of directors of each of these financial institutions with a team of qualified and accountable persons. These two entities would then become the primary lending facilities for persons desirous of purchasing a piece of state land.
The BMC would be responsible for funding residential purchases at a rate of three to five percent interest and the BDB for all other non-residential purchases (commercial, industrial and touristic), but at a higher rate of interest (five to seven percent) because of the greater risk involved. No land zoned forestry or wetlands would be sold and any farmland would only be leased. Foreign entities would be prohibited from buying any land earmarked for tourism but, where appropriate, would be able to lease the land on a long term basis.
I am of the opinion that if this approach was to be adopted, then the best use could be made of what Crown/state land is still available and the procurement process would be fair and transparent.
At present, all of the Crown/state land is controlled by the Office of the Prime Minister. This office single handedly determines the distribution of all Crown/state land. There is never any public disclosure of these transactions, the criteria used in the allocation process, the current status of how much land is available, who the current lease holders are, whether or not the land is being used for its intended purpose and if the current lease holders are up to date on their payments.
Such an opaque system lends itself to abuse, corruption and nepotism.
This new approach would provide the opportunity for many Bahamians to purchase land relatively inexpensively. They would then have a chance to own a piece of the rock and build a home. This creates economic activity in the form of mortgage payments, construction, jobs, sale of household goods, real property taxes and utility bill payments.
Another positive economic impact of this approach would be increased competition in the banking system for mortgages, which would result in lower mortgage payments and thus more disposable income for other mortgagees, which would result in more economic activity in the country.
There are acres and acres of generation property all over The Bahamas, especially in The Family Islands. There is no reason why this land cannot be regularized and the rightful owners be granted clear title to their properties. There are commonage laws that could be used to rectify this situation and if additional laws are needed then they could be enacted. Granted, this would be an arduous task. And yes there would be many disputes. But it needs to be sorted out. Once this problem is resolved there would be hundreds of new Family Island millionaires, who would then have access to land, which they would be able to sell, build on or use as collateral for whatever purpose.
The transaction costs (stamp duty, realty fees and legal fees) associated with the sale/purchase of land are too high and are a deterrent to any potential land sales.
The present arrangement adds to the overall structural inflation that all Bahamians must endure. The legal profession justifies its fee structure based on the time and effort it takes to do the relevant title search and the potential for litigation if there are any problems. The simple solution to this is to adopt a system of land registration which would reduce the time required for the search, the chance of litigation and the cost of legal fees. Stamp duty, legal fees and realty fees would be based on a flat rate that would range between $250 to $1,000 per transaction, depending on the value. This scenario would result in a win-win situation for all parties, as there would be an increase in the number of real estate transactions. Any income lost on the swing would be gained on the roundabout.
Such land reform would benefit all Bahamians, the government and the Bahamian economy. After all, economics is about making the best use of available resources and land is certainly one of these resources.

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Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization to unveil 2012 contestants: April 6th

2012 Pageant Schedule Enclosed

Freeport, Grand
Bahama -  Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization is set to
present their 2012 Miss Grand Bahama contestants during an unveiling on

April 6, 2012 at 8pm under the theme, Mystical Wonders of Grand Bahama. 
The event will once again take place at Sabor Restaurant and Bar at the
Pelican Bay Hotel at Lucaya.

This is a FREE event and open to the public, and

in attendance will be sponsors, press, friends and family, and also  2011 Miss Grand Bahama,  Keriann Stuart.

The Miss Grand
Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization is pleased and excited to present to
the beautiful and intelligent young contestants to Grand Bahama...

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