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Former GBPA general counsel fired and disbarred

The former general counsel of the Grand Bahama Port Authority has been disbarred for "dishonesty" and "misappropriation of client's money" over non-repayment of over $82,000 owed to FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB), according to a ruling of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Bahamas Bar Association.In the ruling of February 5, Tyrone Fitzgerald was found to have been in "severe breach of his duty" as an attorney when he failed to return the sums owed to the bank which he had received after being retained to act for the institution in relation to the preparation of nine mortgages in 2005.FCIB was said to have made a complaint to the ethics committee of the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA) in February 2012. The ruling of the Disciplinary Tribunal comes after Fitzgerald missed a January 13 deadline by which he had promised to repay the first instalment of the money owed - $40,000.FCIB had already obtained a judgment against Fitzgerald for the sum in a civil action, which resulted in him being "fired from his position as general counsel of the Grand Bahama Port Authority," according to the tribunal's ruling.It also was noted that the complaint on which it was ruling was the "second in six months" by FCIB against Fitzgerald in relation to the delivery of title documents.According to the tribunal, Fitzgerald had prepared the mortgages for the bank in this case but did not stamp or record the documents even though he was "instructed to do so and received the necessary funds from FCIB to have the documents stamped and recorded"."Following completion of the subject mortgages FCIB made numerous demands of (Fitzgerald) for delivery of the original mortgages and title documents to no avail," said the tribunal.It was at this point that FCIB lodged its complaint with the Ethics Committee.In a December 2013 hearing, FCIB advised that Fitzgerald had forwarded all of the title documents to it and that at that time he was indebted to FCIB for $82,141.08 - the stamp duty and recording fees owed "plus other associated costs".The tribunal's ruling states that legal representatives for Fitzgerald "admitted... he owed the stated sum and requested an opportunity for (Fitzgerald) to make arrangements to pay said sum".An agreement was reached whereby Fitzgerald would pay $40,000 on January 13, 2014, and $41,141.08 on March 31, 2014.Fitzgerald missed the January deadline, the ruling added, and requested further time to repay the sums.The tribunal, consisting of Chairman Justice Rhonda Bain, Stephanie Unwala, Cedric Parker and Lynden Maycock, said that any repayment of the money owed "would now serve (Fitzgerald) in mitigation only".In misappropriating his client's funds, the attorney is guilty of "much more than conduct unbecoming of a counsel," it found.Adding to the seriousness of the situation, the tribunal noted that Fitzgerald should be well aware of the "danger in failing to record conveyances and mortgage documents" which can lead to "loss of priority charge and loss of title altogether".Given the judgment obtained by FCIB in the Supreme Court and the "admission" of Fitzgerald of the alleged breaches, the tribunal determined disbarment to be an appropriate course of action.He was order to pay $1,000 to cover the costs of the Bahamas Bar Association.

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Harry Bethel, 81

Funeral Service for the Late Harry Bethel, 81, of New Bight, Cat Island and formerly of Dumping Ground Corner, will be held Friday, September 10th, 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Fr. Simeon Roberts, assisted by Deacon Andrew Burrows will officiate. Interment will be made in the Church's Cemetery, Boyd Road.

Harry Bethel was born on May 24th, 1929. He Died on September, 5th 2010.
He is survived by sisters: Hilda Littles of Ft. Pierce, Florida and Catherine Emrald Bethel; Brothers: Glenville Bethel of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Deacon Lawrence Bethel; Nieces, Cynthia Roberts, Arlene Bethel, Florence Rolle, Shirley Maycock of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Linda Hanna of Wale ...

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Grand Bahama Dart League Weekly Results

Freeport, Bahamas - The

Grand Bahama Dart Association's

League is underway and here are the weekly results.

Dart Results as of November 9th, 2010.

Scores and highlights within.

Local Gold Cup Trials
for the 2010 -2011 year will be held at Victoria Inn, Friday 26th-
28th November 2010 . Registration will start at 7:00pm and games start at
8:00pm. Saturday game time will be set after Friday nights game.

For more Info: Anishka Maycock, Publicity G.B.D.A. 2010/11

b.inks@hotmail.com

...

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'The Cabinet' Play Back for 2 Nights Only!
'The Cabinet' Play Back for 2 Nights Only!

Friday 24th June 2011  8:00 PM

When keeping a campaign promise forces the leader of a small island nation out of office he has to dig deep within himself and his extensive bag of dirty tricks to regain his post as prime minister. This week 'The Cabinet,' written by Ward Minnis and directed by Dr. Ian Strachan, returns to Nassau back where it started at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts for two nights only Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th. And adding to the already strong cast of players is the formidable acting chops of Anthony Skeebo Roberts in the role of Lymon Leadah. Also starring Ward Minnis, Chigoze Ijeoma, Arthur Maycock Jr., Sophia Smith, and Matthew Wildgoose. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at Galleria Cinemas in the Mall at Marathon and $25 at the door. Group rates available: $15 for groups of 10 or larger. Call 225-7923 to arrange delivery!


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'The Cabinet' Play Back for 2 Nights Only!
'The Cabinet' Play Back for 2 Nights Only!

Saturday 25th June 2011  8:00 PM

When keeping a campaign promise forces the leader of a small island nation out of office he has to dig deep within himself and his extensive bag of dirty tricks to regain his post as prime minister. This week 'The Cabinet,' written by Ward Minnis and directed by Dr. Ian Strachan, returns to Nassau back where it started at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts for two nights only Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th. And adding to the already strong cast of players is the formidable acting chops of Anthony Skeebo Roberts in the role of Lymon Leadah. Also starring Ward Minnis, Chigoze Ijeoma, Arthur Maycock Jr., Sophia Smith, and Matthew Wildgoose. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at Galleria Cinemas in the Mall at Marathon and $25 at the door. Group rates available: $15 for groups of 10 or larger. Call 225-7923 to arrange delivery!


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MP hits back at minister over school furniture shortage

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell says that Education Minister Desmond Bannister has sought to blame the PLP for the shortfall in school furniture and teachers shortages in Grand Bahama, when the PLP has been out office since 2007.

Mr Mitchell noted that there is a critical shortage of furniture at the Walter Parker Primary and students have to borrow chairs from classrooms and the faculty lounge in order for one teacher to be able to seat her full class.

"I want to take this opportunity to answer the minister of education who in response to my comments in Grand Bahama on August 26 suggested that politics wa ...

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There's an uphill climb ahead for local golf

There are those long-time members of The Bahamas golfing fraternity who lament the way the sport has slipped in recent years. One such is the venerable Carlton Harris, a former national team member on multiple occasions and one of the mentors of the golden era of golf in the country. Recent elections in the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) resulted in a new administration, headed by Craig Flowers. Harris in particular, is looking forward to the new top executive of Bahamian golf turning the sport around.
In a recent communication, Harris detailed some history of golf in the country which should cause reflection on the part of Flowers and his executive team.
"Golf has been in the doldrums for a few years now and before it can be repaired, the cause must first be examined. One of Freddie's (Higgs - the late former president and golf stalwart) prime accomplishments was using his position as the only Bahamian golf director to speak on leveled terms with other directors to obtain good rates for Bahamian golfers. Freddie encouraged members to join the federation and strengthened the organization. He solicited playing rates exclusively for members. Private golf clubs took out memberships with the federation thus strengthening the BGF.
"In many instances, certain clubs that really wanted nothing to do with the federation, affiliated themselves with the BGF just in order to benefit from the rates. After Freddie's passing, there was as expected, a lull in the progress of golf in The Bahamas. New presidents did not have the clout of Freddie and the abuse (certain clubs becoming a part of the BGF only for the rates and with no intention to make a meaningful contribution) worsened.
"One group in particular from East Nassau took advantage of the situation and came to a general elections (meeting) with a slate of nominees and a handful of proxy votes. Officers to their liking, with no real interest in the development of the game of golf, were elected," informed Harris.
The Grand Bahama-based Harris has bitter memories of the circumstances he speaks to. He is passionate about golf and believes that the agenda in place now is conducive to "forward movement." Harris' decision to speak out is an indication of the frustration the state of affairs in golf has brought about. He is indeed one of those voices that ring with conviction, truth and the love of the sport.
The task of Flowers and his executives is to carefully evaluate the national golf situation, inclusive of interviews and conversations with icons of the sport such as Harris.
"There are yet a few of us left with golfing knowledge who will certainly assist Craig (Flowers) with his program if called upon," said Harris.
He is convinced that the golfing product in the country could become vibrant again and recapture its reputation in the region as one of the powers of the Caribbean and Americas. He speaks fondly of the Young Lions of the 1970s and the "source" of youngsters from which to draw. Other than the lead "lions" (Greg and Phil Maycock, Vernon Lockhart, Chris Harris and Mike Rolle), he saluted Frazier Granderson, Shane Gibson, Eric Gibson Jr., Robin Nichols, Tyrone Hepburn and Dwayne Hepburn.
Yes, Harris believes there can be a return to golfing glory in The Bahamas.
"With key persons having left the scene, the task becomes greater. The new president (if he has the time) can adequately pick up the pieces and move forward."
So said Carlton Harris.
o To respond to this sports feature, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com.

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Old Bahama Bay Resort temporarily shuts down

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Old Bahama Bay Resort has temporarily shut down its operations to allow for employee vacation and annual improvements and maintenance at the property in West End.

Derek Gape, project manager at Ginn Sur Mer, said the resort will be closed for four weeks and will reopen on October 10.

"It is our vacation shut-down, and what that does is permit us to go in and do renovations and improvements," he said.

Mr Gape said maintenance works will be carried out to the docks and the hotel.

Old Bahama Bay features 67 junior suites and six two-bedroom suites as well as a 72-slip port of entry marina. The p ...

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