VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3 FEBRUARY 1st, 2009
Min. Woodside hears local gov. councillors
Min. Woodside examined White Sound, Elbow Cay, road erosion
Three of Abaco's diverse district coun-
cils were visited on January 22 and 23 by
the Minister of Local Government, the
Hon. Byron Woodside, and Administrator
Alexander Flowers, now posted in Nassau.
This visit by Mr. Woodside was to meet
with Council members and get a first-hand
report of their problems. The logistics
which local government officials contend
with were evident as the minister rode fer-
ries and took a plane to become familiar
with Abaco's small island settlements.
There were no announcements and no
major promises made, but Mr. Woodside
now has a better understanding of the prob-
lems faced by these diverse and far flung
-The three towns of the Hope Town Dis-
trict Council were first on his Abaco agen-
4 da with visits to Guana Cay, Man-O-War
S ..and Hope Town.
Councillor Glenn Laing led the tour of
the Guana Cay settlement. Mr. Woodside
was told that there is no public land where
garbage can be kept awaiting shipment to
... Marsh Harbour. One popular restaurant
pays $1200 a month to a development for
holding his refuse pending its departure
Minister of State for Local Government, the Hon. Byron Woodside, visited several communities on January 22 to talk with local to Marsh Harbour. The restaurant owner
government councillors. While he was on Elbow Cay, he and his group viewed the road in White Sound shown here. The golf carts felt that there should be a designated area
are on the road that is being eroded away and undermined. A tender was put out by central government for rebuilding and bracing where his refuse can be placed pending
the dune, but it was felt that it was too expensive. Shown here are Councillor Glenn Laing, Administrator Alexander Flowers now
posted in Nassau, Mr. Woodside, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and Councillor Harold Malone.
Please see Woodside Page 2
Man-O-War Flea Market
Games Raffle Crab Racing Art Work Auction
February 14 9:30 pm to 1:30 pm
BREA Abaco elects new board
The Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA Abaco) has elected
its new directors for 2009-2011. Left to right are shown Dwayne Wallas, H.G. Chris-
tie Real Estate Ltd., Vice Chairman; Chris Plummer, Abaco Cays Realty, Director;
Chris Roberts, Bahamas Realty Ltd., Director; Mailin Sands, Coldwell Banker Realty,
Director; Sandra Evans, Abaco Waterfront Properties, Chairman; Bill Thorndycraft,
Abaco Waterfront Properties, Treasurer; and Cindy Newell, Abaco Estate Services,
Secretary. Several committees were formed including public relations/outreach, edu-
cation and finance. The goals of the chapter are to elevate the level of its members'
professionalism by providing more real estate education opportunities on Abaco, to
inform the public of our commitment to fair market value practices and to continue to
give back to the community through our donations and volunteer work.
Ministry of Education officials of the Abaco office and principals of schools through-
out Abaco visited the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and were impressed with
the displays and geneological records assembled there. The museum staff is wanting
to reach out to all Abaco communities to bring out connections with Hope Town. Six
students of the Hope Town Primary School, dressed in Loyalist costumes, guided the
group, explaining the displays. The staff is busy organizing the activities that will take
place on Heritage Day that is scheduled for March 7. See story on page 6.
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Minister was impressed with residents' initiative
Woodside From Page 7
Many Guana Cay students go to school
in Marsh Harbour, including ten primary
school children. Government subsidized
this ferry trip many years ago when Guana
Cay was without a teacher. Parents are
upset that this ferry subsidy is being dis-
continued. The school now has a teacher
who works with two primary students.
However, most parents feel that the local
standards are below that offered in Marsh
Another request was for a police pres-
ence as it was felt that rapid development
was bringing in people with undesirable
These concerns were outside Mr.
Woodside's area of responsibility, but he
promised to pass these issues on to those
While on Guana Cay the newly con-
structed public restrooms were inspected.
The addition of this facility to the existing
building was done very professionally, giv-
ing the impression that this was an original
part of the building.
Chief Councillor for the District, Jer-
emy Sweeting, took Mr. Woodside and
Mr. Flowers through an extended tour of
his hometown of Man-O-War. Included
stops were the immaculate dump site, the
beachfront ballfield, their oceanfront cem-
etery The pride residents take in their town
was evident in the spotless dump which
also serves as park. The cemetery was
equally impressive as most graves were
adorned with colourful flowers. Although
they were artificial, they were not weather-
worn and were fresh in appearance. The
last stop was to the woodworking shop of
The final visit in this District was to
Hope Town where a shortened Council
Please see Woodside Page 5
The Minister of State for Local Government, the Hon. Byron Woodside visited Guana
Cay on January 22. He is shown here talking with the two students who are the entire
school body of the Guana Cay Primary School. Looking on are Teacher Diane Williams,
Administrator Alexander Flowers from Nassau, Abaco's Senior Administrator Cephas
Cooper and Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting. All other Guana Cay students commute
daily to schools in Marsh Harbour. Parents on Guana Cay are upset that government
will no longer subsidize the expense of the daily ferry rides to take the ten primary grade
students to the mainland.
This past year bathrooms were added to the government building that houses the Council
office and the post office. The bathrooms were constructed in a way that they look like
part of the original building. This office is on the waterfront, a minute's walk from the
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February 1, 2009 The Abaconian
Section A Page 3
e Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
-Ir-er NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS
CovE 2 bed 2 bath. 2.400 sq.ft.. includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
HOPE TOWN ] ELBOW CAY #3763 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
powder sand,4 bedrooms.6 baths.fantastic location, bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock on the
inground pool, fully furnished. $2,300,000. South end of Elbow Cay- Lush gardens. $1,675,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ]ane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #1640
SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate TAHITI HAI SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
harbourfront home with private dock. Cove. Newly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath,
3bed/2bath, bonus room, extra lot.$l,300,000. plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty-com 242-366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANFRONT MOMMA'S MARLIN 4 bed 2
bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $1,225,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIRocco HOUSE OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom,
3 bath home with central A/C, tile throughout
and cypress tongue and groove- $1,500,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4235
PINEAPPLE HILL FABULOUS newly built 3 bed 2
bath home in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view
and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $990,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4294 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1.900 sq. ft., 2 HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed
bedroom. 2 bath home. Immaculate condition. I bath home, art studio attached, hw floors, a/c, in
Near Sea Spray Marina and great surf. $865,000. the settlement of HopeTownVillage. US$800,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealiy.com 242.366.0163 Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealtycom 242.366.0035
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3928
OCEAN VIEWS UPPER DECK ON BIG POINT HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath cottage
New 3 bed 2 bath with brand new pool. Multi- on large lot in the peaceful neighbourhood of
decks provide fantastic views. $795,000. North End. Fantastic ocean views. $750,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealy.com 242.366.0163 jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035
1094601 NEW PRICE i NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3114 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309 GUANA CAY #4735
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY, 2 FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground OCEAN CLUB -SEAToSEA3 bed/2bathcottage.2.16
bedroom 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach, acres, stunning beach, well protected deep water
with great views from second floor. $495,000. White Sound. Best deal on the island. $485,000. Excellent Investment Starting at $140,000, dock, good rental history. Must sell: $999,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealkycom 242.366.0035 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
LOTS & ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Arn.A.nIC DKRiAN REDUCED-Dorros Cove oceanfront & dock slip. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Bi; Porlnr Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Cocoxur DUNtE Beach front,great surf! $595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3945 DoRRos CovE -Water views and dedicated dock slip. $279,900. Kerry Sullivan
S#2344 Doaaos Coe Lot 13-Ocean View and dedicated dock slip. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#3844 Filsaii Po'T-r HLU Building site with shared dock $200,000. Kerry Sullivan:
-#4236 MAR-IE'S LsANDING LOT 3C Dock slip and ocean view $679,900. Kerry Sullivan
TILLOO CAY #4317 TILLOO CAY #4482 NORTH EDNoLorr1 NEW LISTING Ocean View.$370,000.Jane Patterson
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -BOAT BEACHFRONT LOT with about one hundred feet #4044 NoRT END Lot 57 NEW PRICE Oceanfront. $400,000.Jane Patterson
INCLUDED I bed I bath cottage with a dock. of beach frontage and the property depth is #4395 SEA ToSiE -4.95 acre tract south of Sea Spray. $2,400,000. Kerry Sullivan
Near Hope Town and Marsh Harbour.$365,000. about four hundred and eighty feet. $450,000. #4605 OCEANVIWSuBDoVISON Lot4 -OceanView 18,799 sq.fr$200,000. BillAlbury
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298
( #4246 StiiH.s Riasr Lot #8 near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500.Jane Patterson:
S#1836 Tu.I.oo BEAC~ SODIlVISION Hillside lots, shared dock.$150,000+. Laurie Schreiner:
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $450,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 112 acre. $150,000. Stan Sawyer
Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer Ronalda Higgins #4558 TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000.Laurie Schreiner:
Estate Agent EstateAgent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent EstateAgent Client Services #3738 TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Lot 10 Beachfront lot. $299,000. Laurie Schreiner
t242.366.0163 t 242.367.5046 t242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.557.2929 t 242.367.3529 t 242.367.5046 #3792 ONE WATERPRONT ACRE Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
Member of the Bahamas MLS SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARS HARBOUR, LUBBER'S QUARTERS AND TREASURE CAY
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February 1, 2009
rool/ 3 bath home
S ont a1 double oceain-
lioonl lot comprising
26,478 sq ft.
Designed to om-
views of the Atlantic.
around decks, over
150 of rocky shoreline, generator an more!
Priced at $1,775,000 Ref# 6445
Contact: Malin Sands
GREEN TURTLE CAY
IslaidIl Reach 1i
bed/3.5 balth hilhlop
hIome featuring a pri-
vale dlock slip aud
swltaining pool. Lo-
caled on 1/2 acre ofl
hmnd this top o1 the
line home is ready fbr
you to move in!
Priced at $850,000- REF # 6451
Contact: Chris Farington
GREEN TURTLE CAY
Golden Palms Beautiili
Sea to Sea estate featuring
n c a 3 bed 3 ballh main
house iandl ia guest cottage
that sleeps 8 with 2 full
bahls. Includes dock-
a e, 1976 Volkswagei
ar, 15' boaLt and a 21 whaler This home is ollbred
"turn key", ud ready to enjoy
Offered at $3,400,000 plus 7% closing costs
Contact: Chris Farrington.
,Lot comprising 11,1140l
Sqft conitaining a par-
tially completed l m1nda-
tion for a well designed(
. -3 bcd/3 bath 2,500 sq ft
home in gated commlu-
nity. Sold as is. Building
Priced at $ 382000--REF #6450
Contact Mailin Sands
TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks
2 bed, 2 bath homLe
with 1,100 sq. 1i. of'
living space. Sits on
1.1 acres. Properly
runs fliom highway to
Sea-ol-Abaco. 80' of,
water lirontage. P'eacc-
lil and quiet A must
see. Priced at $288,000 REF #6582
Contact- Mailin Sands
Sunrise Bay- 17,.l57 sql clcvnldct lot. Bont slip incindedlc$475,000
Sweelings Village Available lot anprox 9,000 sq.il $70,000
Marsh Harbour- Vision Heights. Alfordable lots Starting front
$46,500 (call Mailin
Yellowwood Several hilltlo lois available. One directly on high-
way Call for Prices
Murphy Town Lots Ne(;rGreat Cistern. I Lots maaitble. Starting
liom $45,000 CallLee
Long Beach Lots I1t5, 217, 257 A\I ;aplrx l I ;acr ill sie. Prices
from 3 0,000 S50,000
Treasure Cay-Rcsidential lot one back lifom the beach. $105,000
GreenTurt e Estates-Muhi mily lot mnilablc.$160,000
Dundas Town- 9000" sil with 104' onl e Ic rtm( ,000
Bahama Palm Shores Resikential Lot-$150,000 Call Lee
Sandbanks -1.22 acre lot, Rocky shoreline. $85,000 Call Mailln
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Marsh Harbour -
Colnn l racial bl)tilitg ill
the cen ter of townl iatul-
ing 3,570 sq.fi and situated
oni 20,000 sq.ll of' prop-
irty. All spaces currently
Srented. Anr ideal invest-
Offered at $ 579,000
Contact Mailin Sands
1/2 Acre hilltop lot in a
quiet and peacelitl area.
Great views of Tilloo, Lub-
bers and Ellbow Cay. Per--
iecl location Ibr a dream
home close to the heart ofl'
towi1 but 4ithtl privacy.
Priced at $249,500- REF #6721
Contact: Mailin Sands
3 bed, 2 bath home
tucked away oil a double
lot ill a private setting.
1,600 sq. if of living
space, wrap around porch
and beach access.
Offered at $295,000 REF #5866
Contact: Mailin Sands
Newly re ii o vated
2)e(l/blllath hnomte com-
prising 1,230 sq.11. This
home is in immaculate
conditiion, features a latu-
chy and storage area and
it's yard is completely
Priced at $ 250,000 REF #6085
Contact: Mailin Sands
4 Bed/4.5 Bath, luxury island
home located in beautiful
Green Turtle Cay. Ollers a
deep water dock and infinity
pool and hol tubu with brcatlh-
taking views. A designer kitchen
is enhanced by the elegant open
Priced at $-4,400,000
Contact Chris Farrington
2 bedroom/2.5 bath
villas in a marina set-
tintg. Features 100 11
S i- ofl'prime mwalterfront
.Villa 6 features a back
k; up generator and golf
cart galage. Eacli villa
Shas it's own clock slip
Priced from $650,000 -$880,000
Contact: Chris Farrington
SUMMERPLACE Man-O-War Cay
S3 bed 2 batl home on
Ilistoric Ifront street in
Manl-0-W\ar Cay. 2100
sq.ft with laundry room
and inside storage space .
Lanldscaped yard withll
ril t trees and hiihiscus.
Close to all amenities of
doa town Man-O-WVar u and the harbour.
Priced at $439,000 REF# 6691
Contact: Mailin Sands
SEA TO SEA. Pelican Shores
Pascoe House. 4.763 acres
with approx. 600 11 ol har-
liour li'ont, 1a deep water
dock m;d water liront on the
Sea of Abaco. 2 bed, 1.5
bath home, a 2 bed/21batl
guest cottage & 1 bed, I
Priced at US$3,795,000 Ref# 5724
Contact Mailin Sands
GREEN TURTLE CAY
Over onCe acre of prime
beach fliont situated on
lantic Ocean I)eacih.
One of the nicest
beaches on the Island.
Priced at $720,000
Contact Chris Fanrrington
Green Turtle Cay
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Cherokee SoundGreen Turtle Cay+Hope TowntMarsh Harbour+Man-O-War Cay+Treasure Cay
Your Perfect Partner in Abaco
'IThis 8 bedroom 8 bath luxury
home Icatures spectacular views
lirom this Sea to Sea property. The
estate includes two docks, a private
beach, manicur-ed gardens, a 5,000()
-- :. gal/day water maker. boal house
and a workshop. Ollered coin-
pietely Iurnished and turn key
Priced at $5,500,000 Ref# 6596
Contact Chris Farrington
Minister met with councils and toured towns
Woodside From Page 2
meeting was convened. Mr. Woodside ad-
dressed Council members and expressed
his pleasure at the manner in which the
three towns presented themselves. He said
this spoke well of their diversity and heri-
Lunch was eaten around the Council
table in Hope Town while business was
When the meeting concluded, the Min-
ister and Mr. Flowers were taken to the
damaged road atop the White Sound dune.
The road and dune were severely dam-
aged by hurricanes several years ago when
storm-driven waves severely eroded the
dune. The road on top was reduced to less
than one lane wide. The road was tempo-
rarily routed through a private yard until
the dune and road were repaired temporar-
Tenders were let for permanent repairs.
However, only one bid was received and it
was felt that it was too expensive. Council
members and town residents are concerned
that another hurricane or severe storm
could cause further damage, making the
road impassable. These concerns will be
relayed to the Ministry of Works by Mr.
On returning from Hope Town to the
mainland, the Minister was driven 25
miles to the Treasure Cay ferry for a visit
to the Green Turtle Cay District Council.
To make the best use of their time, they
spent the night on the island and left early
the next morning for Marsh Harbour and a
flight to Moore's Island where they spent
They returned to Marsh Harbour late in
the afternoon on the scheduled flight, ar-
riving an hour before their departure to
Nassau. The Minister was taken briefly
into the Mud and to the new housing proj-
ect in Spring City.
Accompanying the Minister on different
legs of these island visits were Adminis-
trators Cephas Cooper, Theophilus Cox
and Benjamin Pinder, along with the Chief
Councillors for each district who pointed
out the challenges and successes of each
district. Just as The Bahamas is an archi-
pelagic island nation, so is Abaco an archi-
pelagic island state with diverse logistical
challenges that are now better understood
by the Minister.
Official Visit by Minister Byron
Woodside to Moore's Island
By Jennifer Hudson
As part of an official to visit to Abaco,
Minister of State for Local Government,
the Hon. Byron Woodside, accompanied
by Administrator Alexander Flowers from
Nassau, toured Moore's Island on January
23. They arrived on the island at 8:30 a.m.
via Abaco Air and met with Chief Council-
lor for Moore's Island, Delton Stuart, Dep-
uty Chief Councillor, Mrs. Lillian Laing,
Please see Woodside Page 22
During the Hon. Byron Woodside's visit to Abaco on January 22 and 23, he met with
the Hope Town District Council, the Green Turtle Cay District Council and the Moore's
Island District Council. He is standing here with Administrator Cephas Cooper, Chief
Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and Lana Russell and Glenn Laing, Councillors. He listened
to the problems each of the districts has. He will address some of their concerns and will
relay others to the relevant departments or ministries.
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Mr. Woodside visited Man-O-War where he inspected the garbage collection area, the
school and the cemetery. He was very impressed with the cemetery, the tombstone listing
all the names of the early settlers on the cay who were buried in the original cemetery and
the care the cemetery is given. All the graves had colourful flowers. The Wall of Heroes
in town lists the more recent leaders in the community.
TAN YOUR TOES IN THE ABACOS
Playing Hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's
and Carolina Beach Music
Soft Background Sounds
for your listening pleasure
In the Dining Room
Featuring a succulent PRIME RIB Special
And Regular Dinner Menu
Sunday, February 15
Call for Dinner Reservations
366-0133 or VHF 16
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News of the Cays
Wyannie Malone Histori-
cal Museum Hosts Abaco
By Candace Key
The Board of Directors of Hope Town's
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in-
vited the Abaco principals to a special tour
of their prize-winning museum to better
acquaint the educators with information
available to their teachers and students
for field trips and research. District Su-
perintendent Lenora Black, Senior Edu-
cation Officer Leslie Rolle and Education
Officers Felamease Sawyer and Kenneth
Romer along with principals and leaders
r--JI -I I 5FI I'
all the way from Moore's Island, Cooper's
Town, Sandy Point and all settlements
enjoyed being shown the many exhibits
throughout the museum's two floors in the
two buildings. The group was hosted by
Board Member Bonnie Hall after being
greeted by Museum Curator and Genealo-
gist, Mrs. Linda Cole.
It was like a trip down memory lane
for many as they recognized many of the
items on display in homes of grandparents
or even their own homes. Entertaining
the educators from all of Abaco gave the
hosts a chance to inform the group that the
museum's intent is now to branch out to
include people from all over Abaco who
have ties to Hope Town in some way. The
museum plans to feature displays of inter-
est to all Abaco people. These displays
will change periodically. The data base is
expanding daily and even as the tour was
going on, calls were coming in to the mu-
seum requesting the new edition of Baha-
Six students from Grade 5 and 6,
dressed in their Loyalist costumes, acted
as junior docents, presenting information
on their own special areas. It was an enjoy-
able morning for all but especially for Mrs.
Black, who was pleasantly surprised by the
appearance of two of her former teachers,
Glyn and Jacqui Haines, who were here on
their annual visit from England.
The museum's annual Heritage Day is
scheduled for March 7.
Hope Town School Prefects
By Candace Key
It is an exciting ceremony at Hope Town
Primary School when Prefects and Head
Boy and Girl are selected. A new addition
to the ceremony this year was the signing
of contracts by the student, their parent and
Abaco's Education Superintendent, Mrs.
Please see Cays Page 7
The Hope Town Primary School chose its Prefects and other leaders. These students had
family members attend the ceremony to show their support. The student leadership team
is as follows: left to right Ladinamae Durham with mother; Laura; Sheena Etienne
with father Louie; Head Girl Natasha Albury with mother Anna; District Superintendent
Mrs. Lenora Black; Michael Blanc with sister Elise; Kim Joseph with brother Franson;
Netanya Sweeting with aunt Angel.
mous Grilled Food and Cocktails
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More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 6
Lenora Black. The contract the student
signed pledged their continued exemplary
I -- 1 -~ .. 4B;,[t
Stafford Patterson, representing the Bahamas
Association, presented a check to Rhiannon
of the Abaco Junior Sailing Association to
the work of teaching the young people of thr
munities the techniques of sailing. The fun
raised at the annual Box Cart Derby held o
Cay on November 29, the day after Thank
Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town hav
behavior and leadership and agreement to
the duties they would perform. The par-
ents signed contracts pledging to support
their child in their leadership capacity. The
Su erintendent's signature on both con-
tracts added an additional air of
importance to the document.
Natasha Albury was pinned
as Head Girl for the second year
in a row she was a popular
choice of students and teachers
alike! The first time she attained
Head Girl status was in Grade 5
due to her scholarship, leader-
ship and responsibility traits.
donates to sailing
The Bahamas Boxcart Asso-
ciation split the proceeds from
the 2008 Soap Box Derby be-
S tween the Abaco Junior Sailing
Association and the Hope Town
Boxcar Community Pool Fund.
The Boxcart Derby has tra-
support ditionally benefitted Abaco's
S Youth Sports. This year, for the
S first time, Monica Cook (Sail-
sgi v. ing) and Sara Knowles (Swim-
e active ming) took over the reigns of
the event. A wonderful success,
support from the derby is making a big dif-
ference for these two organizations.
The Abaco Junior Sailing Association
is comprised of representatives from Hope
Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay who
are all working together to promote youth
sailing. Each community has its own boats
and a runs a sailing program while the the
parent organization provides an instructor
and curriculum and coordinates inter-is-
land regattas that take place throughout the
year. Each fall the top youth sailors travel
to Nassau to compete in National Regat-
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February 1, 2009
The Editor 5a
The landfill has been open for two and a
half months, long enough for several prob-
lems to become evident. Responding to
Local Government concerns that the area
on a hilltop assigned for construction de-
bris was already running out of space, the
Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux arrived to nudge
the system along. He came on the morning
of January 24 with a small team respon-
sible for installing and managing landfills.
A visual inspection of the area chosen
for expanding the construction and demo-
lition refuse area, disclosed some awkward
elements the site presented related to ac-
cess. While considering the options, a
large area was discovered on low land with
relatively easy access. Orders were given
to prepare it immediately. During this visit
by Dr. Deveaux and his staff, it was ac-
knowledged that no site had been initially
prepared for the construction debris
A smaller adjoining area will be cleared
for storing junk vehicles and both areas
should be ready to use by early February.
Dr. Deveaux and others in the higher levels
of government want to see this landfill op-
erated successfully, and they are working
with those responsible locally to see that
issues are resolved as they come to light.
Since the landfill is situated within the
Central Abaco District, this Council has
been assigned responsibility for overseeing
the operation. Councillors have been given
one year to show that they are up to the
task of managing it.
The Councillors are not landfill experts,
but several have taken an interest in seeing
that it is operated successfully. During this
visit by Dr. Deveaux it became apparent
that the facility was handed to the Council-
lors in an incomplete state to manage and
without operating instructions.
The liquids or leachate generated by the
decompos ing refuse in the cell is drained
and collected in a lined pond nearby. The
intention is that the leachate is periodically
pumped and sprayed over the top of the
covered refuse to aid in the decomposition
process. In the event that the leachate accu-
mulates faster than recycling keeps it under
control, the surplus is to be injected into a
deep well for disposal.
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Landfill is presentin!
Although the Council is responsible for
managing this operation, no instructions
have been given on exactly how the leach-
ate is handled, how the pumps operate,
where the valves are that control the opera-
tion, or how often this is done. This may
be more relevant during the rainy season
when rain increases the leachate. However,
if the leachate pond filled to the brim, there
is neither a pump in place nor a deep well
available to accept the excess leachate. This
oversight will be looked into. These safety
measures need to be in place before they
are needed and not be installed during a
crisis. But without some foreknowledge of
how the system is intended to work, Coun-
cil members cannot be expected to manage
Government through an the internation-
al development bank has invested nearly $3
million in this facility, and it wants to see
Abaco manage it as a showcase example
for the other islands. We are up to it, but it
would be nice to have a better idea of the
overall operation of the facility.
Environmental Health has hired an em-
ployee to operate the weigh-bridge (scale)
at the entrance and record the weight of
incoming vehicles and again at their depar-
ture. The weight left behind is calculated
and monthly bills are sent to the operators
using the facility on a regular basis and
who have made credit arrangements.
Dumping fees have not been announced
but are expected to be similar to the fees
used in Nassau which are
* Free up to 299 pounds. Loads in a car
or pickup typically come within this cat-
* $5 for 300 999 pounds
* $10 for 1000 1999 pounds
* $10 per ton for 2000 pounds and above
The fee schedule for Abaco is expected
to be announced soon.
Many procedures have yet to be deter-
mined, mulching for instance; but these
will fall into place as experience is gained
and problems are solved as they surface. It
can easily be a year or two for the various
elements to fall into place, mulching, recy-
cling of metals, glass, batteries and other
The two transfer stations, one near
Cherokee and the other on Little Abaco,
have not been made operational yet. It is a
reasonable guess that the one on the Chero-
kee road may never be used as intended.
The town farthest south, Sandy Point, ex-
pects to accumulate refuse in a large bin
and truck it directly to the landfill which is
just a short distance farther than stopping
at the transfer site.
Treasure Cay refuse will probably go di-
rectly to the landfill as it is about the same
distance south as the transfer station is to
the north near Cedar Harbour. It is intend-
ed that all Abaco refuse will ultimately be
taken to the landfill site near Snake Cay.
An increasing problem is with wind
blown refuse leaving the trucks and litter-
ing the highways. Crews are now regularly
cleaning the highway from Marsh Harbour
to the landfill. What will Abaco look like
as bins come to the site from Sandy Point,
45 miles away, and from Fox Town, about
70 miles to the north. Can we expect to see
men walking along 100 or more miles of
highway picking up debris?
Ferry access is
difficult for seniors
Dear Mr. Ralph;
My husband and I visit Abaco about
twice a year. We visit Green Turtle and
As I am getting older and having some
health difficulties, I find that the ferry dock
at Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War are not
very user friendly for those of us who have
health issues. When it is low tide, it is very
difficult to get into the boat or up onto the
dock. This last time leaving Man-O-War
and arriving in Marsh Harbour, I had a
very difficult time at the dock as my knee
buckled and gave out on me. If there had
been an easier way to get up to the dock,
this would not have happened.
Green Turtle has a set of steps going
down to the boat making it much easier at
I have heard many complaints from the
locals at MOW as well. Isn't there some-
thing that can be done?
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A visitor experiencing problems
Wants Snake Cay
Re: Snake Cay
I am a regular visitor to Hope Town and
have never missed an opportunity to kayak
and bonefish in the creeks of Snake Cay.
The drive to turn the area into a national
park is commendable and even more so if
cultural activities such as bonefishing, con-
ching and boating continue to be permis-
Although my bonefishing success rate
has been less than stellar, I never leave
the cay disappointed, as I have on each
occasion had the opportunity to observe a
wealth of wild life, enjoy the serenity of
paddling into secluded back bays as well as
experience first hand the magnificence of
incoming and outgoing tides.
Any private development of this area
would be shameful and would very much
diminish my and other visitors' experienc-
es in this wonderful area of the Bahamas.
Response to John
Mr. Hedden's Viewpoint in the Decem-
ber 15th and January 1st editions of The
Abaconian talks of representing the view
of the Bahamian people. So I am sure he
will not mind a Bahamian expressing her
view on the matter of his articles to assure
that there is no misrepresentation of the
While I disagree with Mr. Hedden's
stance on whether or not the Angel Cay
creek system, etc. should be protected as
Methods must be devised and imple-
mented so the roadways remain clean. Bins
must be covered so the refuse is retained.
Similar methods must apply to pickups and
larger trucks taking refuse to the landfill.
Just as the police now book drivers for
traffic violations, so will they have to book
drivers who allow loose items to be blown
off trucks or refuse bins.
Another item recently brought to our
attention is the uncovered bins carried on
barges from Guana Cay, Hope Town and
Man-O-War Cay. Loose debris is just as
susceptible to be blown off while on a barge
on windy days as from a truck at highway
speeds. Various civic groups regularly
participate in beach clean-ups. However,
these are only the beaches that are acces-
sible. There is no reason to let the coast-
line from Marsh Harbour south to Wilson
City begin accumulating windblown refuse
from the cays. Just as our highways must
remain clean, so should our beaches and
remote shorelines stay clean.
A major challenge is getting the refuse
from the cays to the landfill at a reasonable
Some feel that the landfill is a waste
of money. We are not going to argue that
point. However, government has spent ap-
proximately $3 million on this system for
Abaco, and we are going to have to make
the best of it.
Refuse handling and disposal is a long-
term project. Getting the system right ini-
tially will pay dividends for our children,
their children and the generations to come.
The money spent today to get the system
right should reap dividends for the future.
a national park (I believe it should be),. I
take a greater exception to his painted pic-
ture of the Friends of the Environment as
a non-active and disconnected uniformed
Throughout his article, Mr. Hedden
states that the meetings and activities of
Friends of the Environment are "still too
remote from the rest of us! That disconnect
is still there, it seems constant, it won't
go away." I would like to know where
he lives. The meetings and goings on of
the Friends of the Environment are highly
publicized both in The Abaconian as well
as with flyers placed in businesses around
Abaco, not to mention the always reliable
word of mouth. More so, I have person-
ally found the people who work for and
with Friends highly receptive to new ideas,
input and discussion. Mr. Hedden says, "It
is a sad situation when public meetings do
not truly reflect the demographics of the
settlements and towns. Meetings are well
attended by the choir, and that group is
uniform." Diverse or not, those are people
that care enough to attend and participate
in their communities' organization. Should
others wish their voice to be heard, I sug-
gest they do the same and attend the meet-
Friends of the Environment has imple-
mented several wonderful activities and
programs throughout Abaco. This past
summer it did a camp that had Bahami-
an children out and about on their island
learning about the environment and marine
I will also mention the International
Reef Check program which many people
have been trained for and have participated
in, myself included.
The question that should be asked is what
type of effort has the Abaconian commu-
Please see Letters Page 22
kettensi to the dtfot
More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 7
The AJSA would like to thank all who
worked hard to make the soap box derby
such a success and looks forward to a won-
derful year of sailing.
Art Cafe Reopens
The Art Cafe and Bakery in Guana
Cay is open once again. It welcomes all
to enjoy its freshly baked breads, cookies,
cakes, pies and more. The caf6 is open ev-
ery day from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. except
Tuesdays. It serves breakfast and lunch (in-
cluding Bahamian specialties) along with a
full liquor license. Its lunch menu includes
fresh sandwiches on homemade breads and
gourmet wraps. It expects to soon offer
pizzas and a light dinner menu until 8 p.m.
The cafe is looking for artists who would
like to display their work there and they
welcome new ideas and recipes. It is under
the management of Juliette Deal, who can
be contacted at 365-5154.
Heritage Day promises to be
education and entertaining
By Raymond Brown
Heritage Day 2009, sponsored by the
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum,
will be held on March 7 in Hope Town
beginning at 9:30 a.m. This year's theme,
amusingly titled All of We Is One Family,
features both genealogy and archaeology
as keys to the cultural heritage of Abaco.
Professor Peter J. Roberts, a Bahamian
on the faculty of Georgia State University
and the administrator of the Bahamas DNA
Project, will be a featured speaker offer-
ing an overview of ongoing DNA studies
in The Bahamas. Prof. Roberts will also
make available affordably priced DNA test
kits for those interested in exploring their
Speaking on the subject of archaeologi-
cal discovery in The Bahamas, Robert S.
Carr, the Executive Director of Archaeo-
logical and Historical Conservancy Inc.,
will highlight discoveries of the Preachers
Cove Project in Eleuthera and other in-
sights to the buried heritage of The Baha-
Heritage Day 2009 will offer a popular
range of activities for all interests including
arts and crafts demonstrations and sales,
children's games and musical performanc-
es. This year features several new addi-
tions. Bahamian foods will be featured, a
"Town Crier" will inform visitors of pro-
gram events and costumed young people
will act as helpful guides. Also, guests will
have the opportunity of being photographed
in historical period costumes for a lasting
on Hope Town's waterfront
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Hope Town Swimmers
Compete in Nassau
By Candace Key
Sisters Albury Higgs (1) and
Lilly Higgs (r) returned to Hope
Town triumphant after they
competed in a weekend swim
meet in Nassau. They each won
five medals all first and sec-
ond places in all four strokes!
They were former members
of the Swift Swim Team when
they lived in Nassau and will Albury
now swim with the Hope Town medals
School team, occasionally re- recent
turning to Nassau to keep those place wl
swimmers on their toes. Albury where t,
(Grade 5) and Lilly (Grade 3) swimmi
are children of proud parents Chris and
Pleasant Higgs. Hope Town School con-
gratulates these students.
Higgs and Lilly Higgs are showing off their
that they won at a swimming meet in Nassau
y. All the medals were for first and second
ins. They have recently moved to Hope Town
hey hope to continue with their competitive
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Hope Town Harbour Lodge held an Art Show
By Jennifer Hudson
A group of more than 30 talented art-
ists spent ten days participating in an art
workshop in Hope Town which culminated
in an art show of their work on January 12.
Several locals and people from Marsh Har-
bour gathered at the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge, eager to see the work that had been
produced by the artists they had seen paint-
ing all around town. Work began some
days as early as 5:30 a.m. to catch the
moon set, then artists rushed to the other
side of the island to catch the sunrise at 7
a.m. and often worked until 11 o'clock at
night to catch interesting nightscapes.
Participants in the workshop came from
Rick Block, a Hope Town second homeowr
art workshop offered by art teacher Walter B
discussing his paintings at the art show that 1
the ten-day class.
all over the United States but mainly from
the Bethesda, Maryland, area. One Wash-
ington doctor flew in from South Africa
where she is currently working with AID's
patients as she had participated before and
definitely did not want to miss this year's
workshop. The group consisted of a wide
variety of fascinating people with varied
and interesting careers including a doc-
tor, physicist, archaeologist, psychiatrist,
interior designer, singer, songwriter and a
member of the Foreign Service. This year
for the first time, some Hope Town resi-
dents joined as participants in the work-
shop. Having seen an art workshop on
the island for the past seven years, they
had become intrigued
and wanted to become
a part of it. A recent
high school graduate
from Marsh Harbour,
Kayleigh Sands, was
awarded a scholarship
to participate this year.
The workshop was
led by renowned artist
Walter Bartman, for
whom everyone had
the highest praise. Mr.
Bartman has taught art
in Bethesda for over 30
years and specialises in
landscapes and figure
painting. He is known
as one of Maryland's
finest painting teach-
ers and has established
the Yellow Barn Gal-
7er who took the lery and Studio where
artmen, is shown he teaches students
was the climax of of all ages, levels and
backgrounds. In 1976
he began conducting exciting national and
international workshops, and this is the
seventh year he has conducted one of his
workshops in Hope Town. "People come
back year after year," said Mr. Bartman,
who has thought of trying a different Fam-
ily Island but cannot find another with all
that Hope Town has to offer. So he will
most likely be back again next year.
During the ten-day workshop Mr. Bart-
man gave lectures on how to paint such
subjects as foliage, figures on the beach,
sea and sky and boats in the harbour. As
each artist went off to choose their subject
and work on their painting, their teacher
went around helping each one individu-
ally. Greatly admired and loved by all his
students, Mr. Bartman was described as
"hardworking, encouraging and honest."
"As we paint "plein air," the setting is
constantly changing and being immersed
in these ever changing conditions is ex-
citing," said Mr. Bartman. "I encourage
my students to capture the feeling rather
than paint a picture, for the idea of what
they experience is often closer than if they
view the subject as a picture." Paula Ru-
bin-Wexler, one of Mr. Bartman's students
for several years who serves on the board
of the Yellow Barn Studio summed it up by
saying, "He teaches us how to see."
Rick Block is a second homeowner in
Hope Town who joined the workshop for
the first time this year. Mr. Block, now
a grandfather, had not painted since high
school but met Mr. Bartman last year and
decided that he would like to participate
Please see Art Show Page 77
Kayleigh Sands, right, of Marsh Harbour was the first Bahamian scholarship recipient to
attend the art classes of Walter Bartman that were offered in Hope Town. She found the
classes very stimulating and has been encouraged to continue with her art. She plans to
take classes through the computer. Artist Beth Sweeting, left, is admiring her work.
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Art classes drew a diverse group of people
Art Show From Page 10
in the workshop this year. He was full of
praise for the workshop and his teacher. "It
was a great experience, unbelievable and
fantastic. I have started noticing so much
more now, and I have learnt so much about
Hope Town from taking Mr. Bartman's
classes." he enthused.
The art show which culminated the week
of the workshop was extremely interesting.
Not only was it fascinating to talk with all
of the very talented artists from so many
different walks of life and learn about their
backgrounds and why they come year af-
ter year to learn from Mr. Bartman, but to
see the variety of different painting styles
within one group was amazing. It was
hard to comprehend that all of the paint-
ings could be so different, but it is because
Mr. Bartman encourages each artist's own
individual style, and they all saw things
through different eyes and portrayed them
in different ways. Many different mediums
were used including pastel, gouache, oil,
acrylic and water colour producing results
which ranged from bold, bright colours to
pale pastels and from bold, clean lines to
very detailed scenes. The number of paint-
ings on display was quite extraordinary
for only ten days of work. But Mr. Bart-
man explained that people often worked
from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and would usually
produce a picture within the space of two
hours since the mood changes so quickly
and often has to be captured in an instant.
When painting a sunrise or sunset, it is
gone within a very short time and clouds in
the sky can be there one minute and gone
the next. So it is necessary to work quickly
to catch the moment.
The local people who attended the art
show seemed very impressed with the
work on display and enjoyed discussing the
paintings with the individual artists.
By Jennifer Hudson
Up and coming young artist, Kayleigh
Sands of Marsh Harbour, was extremely
excited when told that she had been offered
a scholarship for Walter Bartman's work-
shop in Hope Town this year. Seventeen-
year-old Kayleigh graduated from Forest
Heights Academy in June of last year and
would love to follow art as a career. Since
going off to college was not an option, she
took a job at Abaco Gold. When she found
out that she had been offered a scholarship
for this workshop, she gave up her job in
order to attend as it meant having to be in
Hope Town every day for ten days from
morning until night.
I discovered Kayleigh on the day of the
art show sitting quietly painting at East
Point in order to finish her last painting
in time for the show. She had completed
seven or eight during the workshop. Kay-
leigh was awarded the scholarship as a re-
sult of discussions between artist Marlee
Mason and Walter Bartman who likes to
assist high school students who will really
benefit from his workshops. Kayleigh was
recommended by her art teacher at Forest
Heights Academy who thought that she
would be the student most likely to ben-
When asked how she felt about taking
the workshop with all of the adults with
more experience, Kayleigh replied that she
was so excited. Although she may have
felt a little nervous on the first morning,
everybody was really nice which helped
her relax. "Mr. Bartman is such a good
teacher, very nice and very helpful, and he
helped us all individually," said Kayleigh.
The medium Kayleigh likes best is oil, and
she especially enjoys painting landscapes
which she proudly displayed at the art
Mr. Bartman was very impressed with
Kayleigh's dedication and described her as
very talented with a lot of potential as an
artist who understands rhythm and shapes
of paintings. "She has the confidence to
make her work successful and the person-
ality to be really good and has made fabu-
lous progress," said Mr. Bartman. This is
high praise indeed from such a renowned
artist and teacher.
This experience has caused Kayleigh to
become more serious about her career, and
she plans to begin correspondence courses
immediately and be ready for any upcom-
ing art shows.
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February 1, 2009
By Mirella Santillo
The Community Footprints Program
sponsored by The Ritz- Carlton at Winding
Bay, while reaching different strata of the
community, is mainly geared to help young
people, particularly students, who are in-
vited to Winding Bay to enjoy the ameni-
ties of the resort and are coached at their
schools towards career and life preparation
by executives of the company.
Each week ECC students visit the stables
to ride horses and familiarize themselves
with horse care. Tennis lessons are offered
also on a weekly basis to the children of
Cherokee Sound. A golf summer camp
took place last August during which stu-
dents from Central Abaco were coached in
that sport and will most likely be repeated
Environmentally the Club takes part in
regular road clean-up on Capt. Earnest
Dean Highway and the last beautification
project involved the landscaping of the
airport round-about. Food donations are
made to Sybil's House and gift certificates
for use of the resort's amenities are given
to Pathfinders Scholarship Fund for its
An on-going youth program is the Per-
sonal Development Series which started
in October 2008, culminating at the end
of the year, by a whole day boosting All
Male Youth Conclave, presented by Mr
Whitney Bain, the Program Facilitator, in
partnership with the Department of Educa-
tion. The coordinators for the Department
of Education were Mrs. Lenora Black and
Mr. Kenneth Romer. The function took
place at St. Andrews Methodist Church
in Dundas Town on November 30th. The
boys' interest was awakened by personality
and memory tests followed by brain teas-
ers, preparing them for the main topics of
self- confidence, grooming, etiquette, con-
flict resolution, decision making and aca-
demic and life preparation.
The latest in the Personal Development
Series was a training stage at the resort dur-
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The students were chosen on their teach-
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academic performance and personality.
The resort's Managing Director, Mr. Scott
Bragg, said, "The training was geared to
help students get a well rounded view of
what the world is about." He thinks that the
chance to work in the resort will give them
an insight of the service industry and might
direct them to a possible career choice in
that field after college or even after high
school. While at the resort, the youths were
involved in service duties mostly on the
beach. They had to anticipate the needs of
the guests, help with kayaks, beach towels
and sports activities. The "internship" took
place from December 19th to January 3rd.
Mr. Bragg said they were motivated, well
behaved young people whom he would like
to have in his work force.
Junior Junkanoo is another area of par-
ticipation. The resort has been giving local
schools monetary help for buying costumes
or musical material. Mr. Bragg mentioned
that the Club has planned to involve the
guests in that cultural event by having them
visit some of the schools in February, so
they can watch the students create their
costumes. The members' support will be
rewarded by the students subsequently pa-
rading for them at the resort.
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Students Attended Two Environmental Conferences
Hope Town School was fortunate to have
its principal and two students invited to two
important Caribbean youth environmen-
tal conferences. Principal Mrs. Candace
Key and students James Boyce and Nata-
sha Albury traveled to Grenada and then
to Barbados for these meetings. The first
conference in Grenada was the Caribbean
Youth Environmental Network Congress.
Hope Town School belongs to this orga-
nization, and this was the first time they
attended their Congress. This Congress is
made up of youth from all over the Carib-
bean and Guyana that compare ideas and
communicate with each other about envi-
ronmental issues mostly over the internet.
Every two years they meet, discuss issues,
host speakers, elect officers and become
better acquainted with each other. This
year's theme was Climate Change. Educat-
ing youth about the possible changes that
will occur during climate change is imper-
ative. It is especially important for youth
living on low islands such as The Bahamas
as we cannot "run for the hills." Speakers
from various climate change organizations
presented information relative to the Carib-
bean. Although the Caribbean causes very
little in the way of greenhouse gases to add
to the global warming, we stand to lose the
most from its effects.
Natasha was the youngest to attend
this year and quickly became the group
favourite. She presented her school's en-
vironmental activities before the crowd,
then presented the school's donation to
the CYEN member from Haiti who is in
charge of several youth organizations. The
The Bahamas' UNESCO Sandwatch Project contingent (Candace Key, James Boyce,
Natasha Albury and Cha Boyce) pose with their presentation award along with organizers
Nicole Garafano and Dr. Gillian Cambers, the sponsor from the Barbados Environment
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James and his mother, Cha Boyce, joined
the group a few days later and enjoyed
some time river rafting, swimming under
waterfalls, visiting nutmeg farms (Grenada
is nicknamed the Spice Isle for its produc-
tion of nutmeg, cinnamon and many other
spices) and touring after the Congress was
over. The group was surprised when a wild
monkey jumped in their van at one stop!
Between the two conferences our group
enjoyed touring Barbados. The fantastic
Harrison's Cave was unbelievably beauti-
ful. At the Botanical Centre we saw ani-
mals none of us had seen anywhere else.
Touring the countryside of the beautiful
island was a memorable experience for us.
The people of Grenada and Barbados are
warm and friendly.
The more important of the two confer-
ences was the second one held in Barba-
dos. It was the UNESCO Sandwatch Con-
ference entitled Climate Change-Cool
Youth Leading the Way. This conference
was made up of students from 10 Carib-
bean countries that have been participat-
ing in the ongoing UNESCO beach study
and reclamation project called Sandwatch.
During this project students measured tide
lines, currents, wave heights, compared
types of sand, how the beach is used, types
of vegetation and animals found on the
beach and conducted beach clean-ups.
The second phase of the program was
for the students to design and implement an
improvement to their test site beach. The
Hope Town School students helped re-plant
the dunes after a hurricane, wrote a comic
book telling other youth what they could do
to help the environment and have produced
two pamphlets about reef stewardship for
tourists. Presently, they are awaiting word
of the judging of a You Tube video compe-
tition they entered sponsored by UNESCO
and Sandwatch on their test site reef proj-
ect. They swam out to the reef to cut off
a huge fishing net that washed over and
settled on the reef, periodically swim out to
do reef health checks, and they conduct in-
terviews with tourists to see how they feel
about the reef in front of the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge which is their study reef.
It was because of these activities that they
were invited to take part in the Barbados
conference by Dr. Gillian Cambers, Direc-
tor of the Sandwatch Project and a Nobel
Peace Prize winner.
The purpose of the Barbados conference
was for the students to learn about climate
change and then learn ways and methods of
bringing the word back to their islands and
educating other youth. Adaptation is the
key word in climate change as no matter
what the world does, it cannot be stopped
now. We must learn methods to adapt and
prepare. Students broke into four groups
for the conference, each being led by ex-
perts in the fields of computer technology,
video making, poetry and song, and sto-
rytelling and art. They were challenged
to produce information in their group as
a means of spreading the word about the
effects of climate change. Student James
Boyce wrote the following:
"I was honored to be included in the trip
with Mrs. Key to Barbados last November.
We started the trip with a quick overnight
in Grenada. We were able to tour the is-
land, visit waterfalls, the nutmeg factory
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and have a wild monkey jump into our car.
The tour guide warned us that the mon-
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glasses the day before that were lost in the
jungle forever. Grenada was amazing be-
cause it is all mountains. There is not very
much flat land, so you are always driving
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We flew to Barbados and arrived the
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The conference on Climate Change
started the next morning. It was called
Cool Youth Leading the Way. I met people
from lots of different islands in the Carib-
bean. My roommates were from Jamaica
and Trinidad. We learned about different
ways to get the message out about the im-
portance of protecting our islands against
climate change. We were put into different
groups, I was in the video-making group.
We all got to use a video cameras and then
Natasha Albury of the Hope Town Primary School explained her climate change project
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learn, and we could make videos ourselves
to show other people about erosion and the
importance of protecting the mangroves
and wet land areas. If the water does rise,
these areas will help the land be protected.
We also got to meet people from Barbados
who use video, poetry and music to get the
Natasha Albury really enjoyed all the
activities and learned a lot at both meet-
ings. She learned a lot about climate
change from our Sandwatch project activi-
ties over the years at school and in Grenada
and was well prepared to work in her Art
and Storytelling group in Barbados to de-
vise ways to get the message of the effects
of climate change out. Her project revealed
her very artistic nature and was requested
that it be kept for display at an environ-
mental centre in Barbados. It was titled
Remember Atlantis? Don't let it happen to
us. It displayed the fact that we could also
become a lost country unless we prepare
for changes that will occur during climate
change. Students can be very important in
this movement by keeping mangroves and
beaches clean and healthy as they are our
first line of defenses against encroaching
waters. One of the activities the students
participated in during the Grenada confer-
ence was water testing with instruments at
several locations to measure the pollution,
sedimentation, bacterial level and oxygen
level. Natasha excelled at reading the in-
struments and really enjoyed the work we
did testing water at a pristine volcanic lake
high in the mountains. She was very proud
of herself for gaining confidence with
presentation of information to groups and
feels it was all a great learning experience.
Having roommates from other Caribbean
islands taught the students a lot and fos-
tered great friendships.
At the end of the conference the differ-
ent groups all presented their information
dissemination projects to a group of offi-
cials from Barbados and UNESCO officials
from Paris, then trophy presentations were
made. Three awards were made on the ba-
sis of CREATIVITY, PRESENTATION
and CONTENT. Hope Town School was
proud to win the PRESENTATION award!
We traveled home exhausted but feeling
more knowledgeable about a very impor-
tant topic Climate Change and ready to
spread the word. The trip was made pos-
sible by the generosity of the Ministry of
Education, UNESCO, Friends of the Envi-
ronment and Hope Town School PTA We
thank you all for the wonderful opportu-
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visit the schools on a regular basis during
February, March and April to make pre-
sentations on communication skills such as
sentence structure, public speaking or cre-
ative writing and later in April and May on
critical thinking and execution.
The resort's General Manager, Mr.
Floyd Swain, is involved in the program as
Community Footprints Director and Mr.
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Artifacts are found in archeological dig
By Mirella Santillo
The Leeward Yacht Club on Green
Turtle Cay, a new development of Key
West-style homes built along Black Sound,
occupies the site of the former pineapple
cannery. The developer, Mr. Doug Po-
land, an afficionado of local history, de-
cided some time ago to organize and fund a
dig to see what artifacts could be retrieved
to shine more light on what life was like on
Green Turtle Cay at the end of the nineteen
After receiving the proper government
permission, Mr. Poland invited archeolo-
gist Bob Carr to organize the dig. Mr.
Carr, who is very well acquainted with Ba-
hamian history, visited Green Turtle Cay
at the beginning of December to participate
in the project with two other archeologists,
Mr. Joe Mankowski and Mr. Ryan Frank-
lin from the Florida-based Archeological
and Historical Conservancy.
The foundations of boilers and two cis-
terns were reclaimed from the vegetation
that had hidden them till now and trenches
connecting one boiler to some perfectly
round holes were unearthed. The use of
these five-foot to six-foot deep holes is still
open to speculation.
Many artifacts such as bottles, china
shards, buttons and pieces of metal were
recovered. They will find a home together
with hundreds of other historical artifacts
already there in the Albert Lowe Museum
where Alton Lowe, owner, artist and his-
torian, will display them.
The pineapple industry sup-
ported a healthy population on
Green Turtle Cay and North
Abaco. Pineapples were grown
not only on Green Turtle Cay
but mostly in the Cedar Harbour
region and brought to Green
Turtle Cay to be processed,
boiled, canned and subsequently
shipped on a regular basis to
New York, Baltimore and other
parts of the United States from
Black Sound where the docks of
the Leeward Club's marina now
Mr. Poland, owner of the sev-
en-acre development, was very
impressed by the island's rich
history, one of the reasons he These a
chose to build there. All of the earthed
new homes are designed after the These h
old Bahamian- Key West style, the settle
"I have planted pineapples across
the property to respect the history of this
place and will preserve some of the most
interesting historic features so that residents
and visitors see some vestige of the island
heritage," commented Mr. Poland.
re some of the artifacts that have been un-
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February 1, 2009
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Looking Back on 2008
Another year, another Christmas! And
we in Cherokee have been very busy. First
of all, we erected a new monument by the
Long Dock giving a brief history of the
dock over the years. This was donated to
the community by a second homeowner.
Cherokee residents got water piped to their
homes in March, thanks to government and
the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. A cook-
out was held that same month to raise mon-
ey to assist with medical expenses for the
victims of the cannon explosion. Becky and
Mitchell got married at the beginning of
the year and two new babies, Madison and
Alexis, were born; but we lost six of our
beloved family members, Benny, Myrtle,
Wendy, Theodore, Norma and Stewart.
We had four community litter and trash
clean-ups during the year which helped us
win the coveted Friends of the Environ-
ment's first annual Keep Abaco Beautiful
award in September. The residents have
agreed to a proposal for Cherokee Sound's
surrounding creeks to be designated as a
national park by the Bahamas National
Trust to protect and possibly reverse our
declining marine life. The younger stu-
dents got a brand new teacher, Ms. Cath-
erine Owens, who quickly settled in. The
school put on a Mexican Dinner Sale and
a Mini Fair on two different occasions to
help raise much needed funds for general
maintenance around the school; both were
Some of our young people participated
in a National Youth Month in October and
sang on several different occasions at vari-
ous events. Our ladies got together to re-ac-
tivate a Women's Ministry Group in Octo-
ber and meet twice a month for Bible Study
and Fellowship. Our Kid's Korner baked
and sold cookies to raise money for the
children in Inagua who were hit badly by
hurricanes this past year. And November
was very busy. First, the Methodist Church
distributed and donated food in celebration
of Harvest to our elderly residents, Kid's
Korner kids prepared some very attractive
plates of cookies and sweets which were
given to the senior citizen for Thanksgiving
and the school invited them all to an After-
noon Tea with all the trimmings.
But Christmastime is always the high-
light of the year. We start off with street
caroling, then a candlelight service in the
Methodist Church. The Community Tree
is put up and Santa comes by on Christmas
Eve followed by a community dinner at
the W. W. Sands Community Center, al-
ways with a little carol singing afterwards.
And, of course, the Foreday Meetings
held at 5:30 a.m. in Methodist Church,
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Local residents honour
one of our own
Cherokee folks came together to hon-
our Kenneth Albury for his many years of
community service and for making sure
that Cherokee always had a Christmas tree.
He was presented with a plaque which was
read out to the many people who attended
the Christmas Eve festivities held in the
center of town at the community Christmas
Tree. But, then again, he was honoured by
a surprise birthday party for him on Janu-
ary 9th at the W. W. Sands Community
Center where approximately 70 persons
came out to wish him a happy and healthy
65th birthday. Anyone who knows Kenneth
can tell you that all you have to do is ask
for his assistance for almost anything, and
he is always ready to help out his friends
Kenneth has been married to the former Una
Pinder for 40 years and they have one daughter,
Kenneth Albury with his plaque
Cheryl, who now resides in the U.S. and who
has given them four grandchildren. Ken-
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and works in construction when he is back
on the land. He has served for many years
on Local Government helping to make im-
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More South Abaco News
small family reception was held at the home Donald, a Cherokee girl. Together they as well as a flock of 45 Bahama Swallows
South From Page 17 of the groom in Cherokee Sound where the had one daughter, Vanda Bethel, who gave by Mr. Reg Patterson's group which cov-
portant decisions for the betterment of his couple will be residing. Rachel does not them two grandchildren and still lives in ered the area north of the Abaco National
community. He is an active church mem- work. Larry is a widower with one grown Cherokee, and one son, Rex, who lives in Park up to Crossing Rocks. One Lincoln
ber who has served on the Church Board daughter, Caitlyn, who now resides in the Marsh Harbour and also has two children. Sparrow and one Bahama Mockingbird
assisting in the management of the local U.S. Larry has was born in Cherokee to Stewart took on the task of rebuilding were seen in the Sandy Point area by Dr,
Methodist Church and keeps involved in Camille and Lebrey Albury and has lived our "Old Schoolhouse" in Cherokee and Woody Bracey's team, also unusual sights.
all different stages of community affairs here most of his life. He has been em- transformed it into the lovely W. W. Sands Altogether 73 species were recorded, not
and has always been a hard worker. ployed with the Caribbean Constructors in Community Center that we all enjoy so as many as the previous week's sightings
It seems we never appreciate these quiet Marsh Harbour for many years. We wish much today. Everyone who visits our lit- in North Abaco, but still quite an interest-
leaders, but instead take them for granted. the newlyweds every happiness. tle settlement remarks on what a beautiful ing number of species.
It was time that the residents of Cherokee Condolences job he and the other local workmen did on A group of 16 people met around 7 a.m.
show their appreciation to Kenneth for all Stewart Sands, 79 years, passed away transforming a derelict eyesore into a func- at the "Y" on the Capt Earnest Dean High-
that he does for each of us. Thank you, in Nassau on December 11 after a short tional facility that we all can use. Stewart way on a cool Saturday morning. They
Kenneth. What would we do without you? illness. Born in Man--War, he was a con- and Corella came back to live in Cherokee were divided into three teams to cover an
Wedding Con ratulati s or and construction worker as well as about 20 years ago and both kept active in area from Crossing Rocks to Sandy Point
Wedding Congratulations tractor and construction orer as ell as community events. We will all miss Mr. including the Abaco National Park. Each
Rachel Duvalier and Larry Albury tied being involved in boat building years ago. Stewart. May he rest in peace. group was led by a local bird watcher. Mr.
the knot on January 4 in Marsh Harbour. A He was married 46 years to Corella Mc- Audub Bird Jo Harold Beel and fve others
Annual Audubon Bird John Harold Bethel and five others disap-
peared into the park. Dr. Bracey, also with
SCount South Abaco five people, took off for Sandy Point, and
By Mirella Santillo Mr. Reg Patterson and five other persons
A couple of uncommon birds were went north to Crossing Rocks in hope of
t sighted during the annual South Abaco finding water birds at the pond preceding
Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count the beach where several interesting duck
that took place on January 10th, 2009. species were found last year.
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Contributions and assisitance from the following were essential in making
this event successful. We would also like to express our gratitude to those
businesses that assisted us with our Donation Cans this year. We hope that
they will all be able to assist us again next year.
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Toys were distributed to the needy children on Abaco
from Sandy Point to Crown Haven, including Moores Island and Grand Cay.
Town elders, local civic organizations and churches were selected to make the
local distribution and ensure that the toys got to those who needed them most.
We have made every effort to recognize the many individuals and organizations
who have helped us by supporting this endeavor. However, If we have
inadvertently omitted a name, we sincerely apologize.
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February 1, 2009
Tough Call -Abaco Planning
By Larry Smith
"Would you tell me which way I ought to
go from here?" asked Alice.
"That depends a good deal on where
you want to get, said the Cat.
"I really don't care where, "replied Alice.
"Then it doesn't much matter which way
you go, said the Cat.
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in
Over the holidays I drove into Marsh
Harbour from Treasure Cay and was con-
fronted by an obnoxious sight acres of
rusting machinery and thousands of der-
elict vehicles distributed along both sides
of the Great Abaco Highway.
This was not casual littering. For the
most part, the dumps are scrap metal and
auto parts businesses it's called 'urban
Abaco probably represents the best the
Bahamas has to offer these days. A large
island with significant natural assets, fresh
water reserves, successful farming and
fishing traditions, a thriving second home
and yachting market and a pool of relatively
cheap (mostly Haitian) labour. As a result,
it has achieved a certain critical mass.
But with a total population of about
15,000 Abaco has reached a crossroads. It
is at the point where it has to deal with all
the difficult quality of life choices that con-
front a rapidly developing society.
According to Abaconian publisher Dave
Ralph (who has lived on the island for
half a century), Abaco's explosive growth
has been a problem: "Our diverse boards,
committees and councils are generally
looking at satisfying immediate issues
and not considering the effect as the area
continues to grow," he wrote recently.
"Many issues which relate to growth are
not rigidly defined and must be resolved
by common sense and a view to present
and future community values. This is not
an easy task."
No kidding. When I was a youngster,
people often remarked that Marsh Har-
bour, which was originally laid out in 1784
by British officials relocating Loyalists fol-
lowing American independence, was the
ugliest settlement in the country. Well, it
still is and getting uglier and more chaotic
by the day.
Marsh Harbour is mostly urban sprawl
- strip shopping centers, warehouses,
storage yards and automobile-dominated
streets with no particular plan. Only a
handful of residences can be found and the
few remaining historic buildings are in dis-
repair. Clearly, the township has adopted
the growth patterns of Nassau, although its
smaller scale currently masks this fact.
What Marsh Harbour lacks is a sense of
place the blended natural, physical and
cultural identity that is most clearly repre-
sented by historic Bahamian communities
like Hope Town on Elbow Cay and Dun-
more Town on Harbour Island.
A Sense of Place
It's difficult to define that term 'place'
without getting all googly-eyed, but some
have tried to explain it by saying, "You
can't know who you are until you know
where you are." Sense of place involves
the human experience in a landscape. It is
place which gives us our identity. Place
represents 'we tings.'
But while it may be difficult to define,
it is relatively easy to say what it isn't if
you know what I mean. For example, strip
malls have little sense of place because
they all look alike and people don't want
to spend any time in them or write any-
thing about them. Whereas an area that has
a strong sense of place projects an identity
and character that is valued by residents
and recognized immediately by visitors.
And then there is the Mud, an illegal
Haitian shantytown right in the middle of
Marsh Harbour. This community and
other informal settlements nearby lacks
proper waste disposal, water and electrical
distribution is illegal and unsafe, and build-
ings are not built to code so they are prone
to fires and hurricane destruction.
In fact, informal settlements like the
Mud gave rise to modern urban planning
in the first place. Planning was a response
to Victorian era industrialisation, which
produced slums, deadly epidemics, and
a generally unpleasant environment until
conditions became intolerable. This ac-
count from the BBC website could easily
apply to the Mud today:
"In 1854, the commissioners appointed
to enquire into the cholera outbreak in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne found that about
50 per cent of families had only a single
room. Most houses did not have an inde-
pendent water supply or privy, and what
was shared was often the responsibility
of no one...The warren of streets posed a
threat to public order."
Although the historic communities like
New Plymouth and Hope Town on Abaco's
outlying cays have faced and to an extent
successfully absorbed enormous develop-
ment pressure in recent years (Hope Town
is so full of affluent partygoers that it is
known as 'Hollywood'), the main island
has remained largely undeveloped al-
though it has been logged twice by Ameri-
can lumber companies.
But that picture is changing. A relatively
continuous belt of shoreline development
is being projected all the way from Hole-
in-the-Wall to Casuarina Point and unless
checked, conventional strip development is
likely to sprawl along the entire highway.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay opened
in 2005 and other investors are eyeing
similar resort developments in relatively
pristine South Abaco, where the Abaco
National Park is located. One of those is
Schooner Bay about 26 miles south of
Schooner Bay is the pet project of leg-
endary developer Orjan Lindroth, whose
father was Axel Wenner-Gren's business
manager in the Bahamas. The elder Lin-
droth was responsible for developing the
Andros Lighthouse Club and Andros Yacht
Club for Wenner-Gren as well as Paradise
Beach and the Ocean Club for Huntington
After the younger Lindroth graduated
from the London School of Economics,
he too became a top Bahamas-based devel-
oper, closely linked to the New Providence
Development Company founded by Cana-
dian E. P. Taylor, the man who created
A Model for the Region
A few years ago Lindroth hired famed
Miami architectural firm, Duany Plater-
Zyberk & Company (DPZ), to master plan
Schooner Bay as an open Bahamian vil-
lage based on the principles of the 'new
urbanism.' New urban planning calls for
walkability and connectivity, mixed-use
neighbourhoods with lively town centres
and eco-friendly technologies that support
a light development footprint. Schooner
Bay is being crafted as a settlement model
for the entire region, Lindroth says.
The project's land use plan retains 60
per cent of the 220-acre site as protected
green space (no Crown land is involved).
And building design will be based entire-
ly on tried and true Bahamian vernacular
architecture. The settlement will feature
a harbor, a mixed-use village centre, a
school, various small resort amenities and
a broad range of housing types.
Schooner Bay's design team recently
published a 298-page book (A Living Tra-
dition Architecture of the Bahamas), that
outlines many of the principles that will
be applied. Bahamian architect, Jackson
Burnside, told Tough Call that "these prin-
ciples document the common sense of the
ancestral legacy of Bahamian communities
and are, therefore, appropriate lessons to
guide our communities going forward."
It turns out that DPZ is a world leader in
neo-traditional community design. One of
its early projects was Seaside on Florida's
Gulf Coast, which was hailed as the first
authentic new town to be built successfully
in the United States in over 50 years. In
1989 Time Magazine selected Seaside as
one of the 10 "Best of the Decade" achieve-
ments in the field of design.
The firm also developed the SmartCode
folds zoning, subdivision regulations, ur-
ban design, public works standards and ba-
sic architectural controls into one compact
open source document whose goal is to dis-
courage sprawl, keep towns compact and
retain as much open space as possible.
Implications for Abaco
Lindroth's association with DPZ has wid-
er implications for Abaco's future. Among
those who took part in a planning work-
shop for the Schooner Bay project in 2006
was a professor from Michigan's Andrews
University named Andrew von Maur. Each
Please see Smith Page 27
A model is underway
Smith From Page 20
year the Urban Design Studio at the univer-
sity undertakes a field project to help real
communities address planning issues.
"I approached Lindroth in part because I
had an interest in tackling the planning prob-
lems of the Mud," von Maur told Tough
Call. "I had recently been inspired by Jai-
me Correa of Coral Gables to help advance
work in shanty towns. Orjan suggested that
the Abaco community could benefit from a
much larger planning scope."
The result was a 10-day town and re-
gional planning workshop held on Abaco
last September (www.abacoplanning.org).
The Andrews University team brought to-
gether key stakeholders government offi-
cials, landowners, concerned citizens, ac-
tivist groups, and the business community
- to collaborate on a vision and a set of
guiding principles for the future develop-
ment of Marsh Harbour and South Abaco.
"Schooner Bay gave some financial sup-
port for travel, but left us a free hand in de-
veloping the proposals. We had the official
sanction of (the Ministry of the Environ-
ment), but Andrews University conducted
the charrette and developed the entire set of
proposals as a free, independent academic
institution, in collaboration with the par-
ticipating public, professional consultants
and local officials."
The document they produced (a Propos-
al to Restore a Sustainable Settlement Tra-
dition on Abaco) includes specific planning
guidelines and proposals for Marsh Har-
bour, the Mud, Sandy Point and the South
Abaco region as a whole. Also included
are illustrations, codes and ordinances
which can be adopted by local authorities
to advance the proposals. It is a stunning
piece of work.
A Useful Initiative
According to environmental consultant
Keith Bishop, who has played a large role
in the Schooner Bay development, the An-
drews University document is "a useful
planning initiative that can and should be
duplicated over our entire country. Hope-
fully, we will learn from these principles
before our kids are forced to live in urban
sprawl. That is, if there is anything left to
The proposal seeks to avoid strip de-
velopment along the Great Abaco High-
way corridor and promote the long-term
sustainability of the South Abaco region.
Conventional automobile-dominated devel-
opment patterns are discouraged in favour
of mixed-use Bahamian settlement types
with a variety of transportation options.
"Conventional resort development typi-
cally features large hotels, a closed envi-
ronment, golf courses, and a utility infra-
structure that demands high water use and
distant power transmission," the proposal
says. "This model typically relies on a
cheap labor force, high numbers of visi-
tors, and intense access to amenities such
as beaches, marinas and nearby transporta-
"When systems fail over time, projects
can become difficult to maintain because
the Bahamas does not provide a sophisti-
cated maintenance industry to sustain such
a scale of development. This can mean
further reliance on imported labor or the
gradual transformation of the project into
an obsolete and unmanageable relic. (Such)
projects are sometimes abandoned with
devastating affects on the local job market
and economy (eg: the Four Seasons Resort
on Exuma) and irrevocable harm to natural
The Andrews proposal seeks to define
which communities are permitted in what
sectors of the island based on the best Ba-
hamian settlement traditions, improved
for the 21st century. Special requirements
such as green corridors for wildlife are
also stipulated, while conventional resort
development is discouraged.
Transportation options include an im-
proved bus service linking the entire is-
land, an expanded airstrip near Sandy
Point, new and enhanced ferry ports at
both Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour, and
bike path networks.
The proposals for Marsh Harbour call
for channeling growth into a network of
compact mixed-use centres with intercon-
nected streets, each comprising a walkable
neighborhood. Ferry docks would be en-
hanced with appropriate commercial de-
velopment and a public park and market
would be provided.
Tackling the Mud
But the most interesting suggestions fo-
cus on the Haitian shantytown known as
the Mud an amazing concentration of
poverty and decay built on spoil dredged
from the harbour that all agree is a major
disincentive to investment in the island's
capital. The planning challenges it creates
can only be addressed by tackling difficult
issues of political status, ownership and so-
The Andrews document argues that a
pathway to legal land ownership (through
lease to purchase contracts) must be provid-
ed for the Haitian community. The propos-
als which include proper waste treatment,
water and electrical services, vegetable
gardens, better roads and housing, and
public parks are intended to show how
conditions in the Mud might improve if we
allowed such a transition to take place.
"Building densities in the Mud are 12
per acre, about the same as the densest his-
toric settlements in the Bahamas (Dunmore
Town, New Plymouth and Hope Town),"
the proposal says. "The true challenges of
the Mud do not lie in its building density,
but rather in its poor safety standards and
The ultimate hope is that Marsh Har-
bour can transform itself into a community
that is in keeping with the best of Bahami-
an settlement traditions, with a vibrant and
livable mixed-use environment that can be
sustained for generations.
It should be noted that the most suc-
cessful Bahamian destinations invariably
feature Bahamian vernacular architecture
of high quality. These places include Hope
Town, Dunmore Town, New Plymouth
and Spanish Wells. In this sense, Bahami-
an settlement patterns ought to be regarded
by everyone as a worthy investment.
"The biggest planning challenge," ac-
cording to Nassau architect Mike Alexiou,
"is how to grow and not lose the things we
love. Our job as custodians of the Baha-
mian built environment is to provide an an-
tidote for one-size-fits-all development."
The alternative is, as Abaco resident
John Hedden put it recently, to devalue
ourselves. "Our history is thrown away.
Our culture is discarded. Our architecture
is allowed to rot. Our intellect is on a flight
to Miami. Our resourcefulness is all about
scheming to bring it in cost-free."
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February 1, 2009 The Abaconian
Page 22 Section A The Abaconian
February 1, 2009
By Michelle Mikula
On the evening of February 25th the
Ministry of Tourism will host its annual
People to People/Winter Residents' Re-
ception at the Coco Beach Bar in Trea-
sure Cay. The reception, which is staged
annually for visitors and winter residents
of Abaco, will experience Tings Bahamian
through the various forms of entertain-
ment and cultural expressions that will be
presented. The Ministry of Tourism uses
this reception to say thanks to the winter
residents whose presence and contributions
have been very beneficial to Abaco.
During the reception local volunteers
from the People to People program will
be on hand to participate in open commu-
nication and information sharing between
themselves and the visitors. The program
was introduced by the Ministry of Tourism
so that visitors could have the opportunity
to experience Bahamian hospitality and
culture in an unscripted setting.
The local Ministry of Tourism Office
in Marsh Harbour currently has applica-
tions available for Bahamians who wish to
participate in this program. The program
matches visitors and host volunteers ac-
cording to their ages, hobbies, interests and
occupations in an encounter that is usually
described as the highlight of their vacation
experience. Persons wishing to participate
in the program can contact Doranell Swain
at the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067.
Woodside From Page 5
and Administrator for South Abaco, Mr.
Benjamin Pinder. Following breakfast at
the Administrator's office, the party toured
of the island to look at various local gov-
ernment projects. This fulfilled a promise
made by Minister Woodside to the people
of Moore's Island that he would visit their
district to get first hand knowledge of the
island. "He was the first minister to visit
the island since our present government
came into power," stated Administrator
Firstly, they visited the government
dock at The Bight to observe construction
by local government; then they traveled to
the settlement of Hard Bargain where they
spent the remainder of their visit. Here,
they inspected another government dock
and sea wall before moving on to the gar-
bage site, school and government clinic.
At 12 noon they met for a Council meet-
ing where they discussed issues arising
from what they had observed. It was noted
that a lot of work needs to be done at the
dump site; and track and field facilities are
needed for the school. The nurse from the
government clinic gave a long list to the
Minister of requirements needed there. It
was reported that details of all the needs
discussed will be forwarded to the appro-
priate ministries in Nassau. The Council
was encouraged not to overspend because
of the present state of the economy.
Following lunch the official party went
for a walkabout through the community be-
fore leaving on Abaco Air at 4:00 p.m.
Letters From Page 8
nity willing to put in to help Friends of the
Environment succeed. Friends is constant-
ly trying to recruit people across Abaco to
come to their meetings and participate in
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ing, it is ultimately up to that single person
who finally makes the decision to get up,
get out of the house and make a difference.
Mr. Hedden, going by his article, obvious-
ly has a strong belief in the altruistic side of
human nature. Unfortunately, I don't share
all of his enthusiasm. To say, "Just about
everybody native to Abaco is concerned
about the future of the wildlife and the
wilderness areas of Abaco" may be true,
but I fear Mr. Hedden has overestimated
how much one is willing to do about the
problem. To think is quite different from
taking action, and being concerned about a
problem is not enough. If just about every
native Abaconian was so "concerned" with
our environment, then why are our streets
littered with garbage, why are we just now
starting to get serious about recycling our
It is not Friends of the Environment that
is so "disconnected" from the community.
Alternatively, I say that the majority of this
community has not learned how to work
together to achieve a similar goal.
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They met again in the early afternoon to
give their records to Dr. Bracey, who will
send the data to the Audubon Society and
share reports of their sightings.
The number of species was not the high-
est ever recorded, a reason could be that
all the ponds included in the area were dry
so no ducks or water birds were spotted, a
definite let-down. The Abaco National Park
seemed to be quieter than usual. Parrots
were heard squawking, but only two were
sighted. Large areas of the park were dry,
a possible consequence of the earlier forest
fires or storms resulting in less berries and
moisture for the birds. Still, quite a few dif-
ferent warblers were seen as well as a few
flycatchers such as a Loggerhead Kingbird
and Crescent-eyed Pewees. A couple of col-
orful Striped-headed Tanager, pretty Yellow
Throated and Bahama Yellow Throated War-
blers stood in front of the binoculars and a
Red Tail Hawk and a Peregrine Falcon were
exciting sights for the raptor lovers.
Still, the bird watchers were pleased
with the count; the excitement provided by
the unusual sightings outdid the disappoint-
ment of not finding a greater number of
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Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto............ $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ................$10 + $3
M urphy Tow n to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ................$14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house ........$16 + $5
G rea t C istern ............... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... $20 + $5
S pring C ity ............................................ $ 15 + $5
S na ke C ay ...........................................................$ 3 5 + $ 10
Treasure C ay ....... .. .. ...................... $60 + $ 10
Casuarina Point ............................... $60 + $10
Treasure CayAirport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ............... .............. $80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P oint ............................................ $ 135 + $ 10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each
Jib R oo m ...........................................$ 3 each
Solom on's Super Center .........................................$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock.............. $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance $ 9 + $3
M other M erle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three- free Caged pets- as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov05
Treasure Cay Resort ................. .....................$20 + $5
M adeira P ark ............. ......... ................... $ 14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ....................................$8 + $4
M o xy .................................... .................. $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................... ..................... $24 + $5
Sand Banks ................................ $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ................................... $44 + $10
B lack W ood .......................... ................... $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ................................... $37 + $5
C edar Harbour .......... ....... ................... $55 + $5
W ood C ay ... .......... ................... $60 + $5
M ount H ope ........ .. .......... .................. $65 + $5
Fox Tow n ............................... $70 + $5
C row n H ave n ........................................................ $75 + $5
M arsh HarbourAirport .............. ..................... $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish M arles.................................. $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ............... .....................$35 + $5
T C H otel to M oxey ..................... ..................... $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Southern Air- Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi- Ft Lauderdale ............................. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A baco A ir .................................... ...... 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ............................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana............................. ............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-60 13
Items of interest Man-O-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
S Compliments of The Abaconian
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 *[Noton
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay.................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat* Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Hope Town historic walking tour 458-4670
Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum.......................................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ................... Little Harbour
W orking boatyards..................... ............ Man-0-W ar cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more
Please bring errors & i
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08
Everyone reads The Abaconian .
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ...................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............. 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ........................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts.............................. 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals .................. 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven
* Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry
dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Curly Tails ......................$$$.............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken.................. 367-2615
M angoes ........................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+..... 367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+... 367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Wallys ................ $$$............ $$$.. 367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Sea Spray ......................$$ ...........366-0065
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$.............265-5175
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$............. 365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen .............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$ ....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
N ancy's ................. ........
Pete & Gays .. ............. H Cafepen Nights Only
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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The Abaconian February 1, 2009
H HOMES A HOMES S HOMES HOMES
CGreat mGuana Cay -
S2 Bedrooms, I Baths
-768 s.1 Residence
336 s.f Open Deck-
- -- Fabulous Ocean Views
"- Ftilly Furnishcd
"G[lilt 108 5699,00t.
Great Gumna Cay
- 12.5 Acre Estate
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Balh
-1,760 sf. Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 593' of Occan Beach
- 664' on Sea ofAbaco
- Fabulous Ocean Viewvs
- Private Boat Basin
ELBOW CAY Great Guana Cay -
* "SI BLIMEN 4 Bedrooms. 2 1/2 Bath 2,200 s i. Residence SetClement Commercial
- 1,000 sr Porches & Decks Boat I louse & Private Dock on Ihe I larbour at Main Public Dock
- Great Harbour Views Good Rental History #HTHl 104 S1,150,000(. Best I.ocation in town.
GREAT GIANAA CAY 1,900 s.l Colonial Bldg.
* "SEA-TO-BA 11.5 Acres 1.1 8 of Walcrfontage Over 500' of- 400 sf Cov- Verandah
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites iood elevation a O.... Comms iercial Grade
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate, Kitchen
",CG 10s8 $9,995,000. Land- d96XS84'- 8,064 s,f
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence Great Reatarant or Retail
Covered Porch Land 5.000 s. Dock Access Furnished.
I(;GIt illl $375,000. "Art Caife" # rlTI 1019 867g5011.
Great Gunna Cay -
5 Bedrooms. 3 Balhs.
-2,212 s.. Residence
I.and -9,700 s.f
2 Central A/C Units
SS orage Generator Shed
12 KW At Generator
S Income Producing
I Ocean View
rva Do ock on Coco B
1' 15KW Am.is .,iI
GTIll977 -F 'OrPossibleSalSe
Options Frmn: S848,000 for
I acr, ,ialt-k Ik-. on tCoc Biay,
as $3,490,000 for entire 'sie
Green Turtle Cay
-2 13idrooll 2 Iallih
1,455 sq.f. Laxurm Villa
Covered Screened 'oreches
-I, 1in d 7,554 %q-.
Deeded Dock Boat Lif(
Golf Cart Garage
SComplete Renovation 2007
- iatefiully Decorated
Auxi iary Generator
No Expense Spared
GTH 198 995,000.
Man-O-War Cay -
S 4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Batlls.
1,240 s.I Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.ef
I-iIside for greal Ocean
Fully Furnished &
Green Turtle Cay
-4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
- 2,170 s-f Residence
-285 s r Covet ed Porches
- Land 3,480 s.f. Near
Public Dock in Harbour
- I larbour Views
#GTT 1119- S450,000.
-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.,
660 sf, Residence,
1 -240 s.f Studio
t- 36,775 sf.- 8442 Acre
S100' Ocean Beach Front
--, Private Dock On Creek
#MWH 1018- 51.215.00
an-O-War Cay |
-3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,200 s,: Residence.
19,2 s.f Studio Snore Box
0,23 Acre- 10.056 s.f,
17 KW Aux.Cencrator
-4 Bedroom, 2 Bait
-1600 s.f of residence
785 s.f. wrap around porch
23,38 s.f -.519 Acre land
10 degree views
-250' to the Atlantic Beach
-240 s,f. garage
28,000 gallon cisternl
Ruiway & Dock access
ISCH 1093 S)799.(10.
RMWHI1020- 5592,500. "PIw,-Pr" Patch"
-4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
- 4.468 s.f New Residence
- 1,742 s.f1 Covered
Verandahs & Balconies.
- 0.3394 Acre 14.787 s.f
- Swiiminillg Iool
-30 KW Auxiliary Gen
- Boat Slip-
/MHIII084 $2,700,000 "B ig Ir e
"Entre Dex 4Mers"
M an-O-WNar Cay
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 2.664 s.f Residence.
- 2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
- 838 s.ft Guest House
- and Sea-to-Sea
43.800 s.f. I.I Acres
- 98' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock On Creek
- Fabulous Views
vMWH W 116 S3,750,000.
2 Bedrooms 2 Baths
1,030 sf. Rcsidence-
1.290 f. Covered Deck
82' Ocean Fronlage
Superb Ocean Views
"Coconut Grove Cottage" #MW111076- SI.550,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "JLNKANOO SPLASII" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms,
2 Baths. 1,150 s.f Residence 760 sf Covered Porch I Bedroom, I
Bath, 490 s.f Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
"HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickies Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths -
1,560 s.f Residence 1,040 s.f Verandahs I Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.E Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
# M -11099 S2,200,000.
"VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1.200 s.f Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
#MWtlOI 00 $1,995,000.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2
Baths-2,460 sfL Residence 1I400 s.f Porches-Decks 1 Bed. I
bath Snore Box 7,500 s., Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux,
Generator Superb Harbour Views tMW 11 107 S1,200,000.
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
S- -- 1,921 sr Residence-
S- 2 Bcdroom. I Bath
400 s. F. Guest Cabin
172' Ocean Beach Front
"Surnspl # -MWHI019 S1.165,000,
Man-O-War Car -
-410 s.f Cottage
-7- 0.217 Acre 9452 s.f
160 s.l Shed -Workshop
Fully Furnished &
Ire" MWH1114- $340,500
-2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
800 s-F. residence
3,75 Acre. sea to sea
-109oi froilitge onl Stea
,.of Ahaco 106' on Arlantic
S- Boat basin with lift
170' of dock
pproved plans for 3/2
N New England Style cottage
"Borntill Blessed" H11086 S350,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43.480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea ofAhaco frontage prime building site I/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities- Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees- #GGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulouts waterfronl builtling site -Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage greal elevations to 42' above sea level GGVII12
NEW LISTING $850,000.
- "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.. -14.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay anenilies,- One of the Hlighest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. ;GGV1077 $850,000.
- "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation
Superb Ocean Views Lushi Vegetation, #GGV 1006 $790,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f,- Shared dlock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAhaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be buill on the property,
GGVIII8 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "CAPTA IN'S CO VE" -6,653 s.f .0152 Acre 45-47' of Sea ofAbaco
FIrounta; Prime buiildig site can clrry a private dock 180 degree views -
uinlderground electric and paved road. #GOV1091 $375,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites- 100'-460'of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360 views Very private Aren
fiGTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOK Y"- 15,948 s. 0.3l61 Ace Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay 'Public Dock Access Beach
Access- 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32.690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. ;G'fVloo19 $291,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" -- 19.558 s.f, 0.4490 Acre Prime
i3uilding Sile Dock Access Beach Access, GFTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA 8,126 s.f 0.1865 Acre Corner lol Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right olf shore
,GrTVIo. I S 12,500.
* "LYNYARD PALMS" -142.906s.C. 0.985 Acre i!- 134'oflSea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean ."I.CVI90- $274,000.
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-firon building site 0.51
Acre 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views- Lush Native Foliage. ,tMWVI081 $695,000.
* "SUMMERPLA CE"- Prime Building Site 10,719 s. 0246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103 x 60 private dock on Mail-0-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. .MWVIOS2 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A anl # 7A f 6A -
9,243 sq.fl. a 7A 13,845 sq,ft Private Dockage Great Sea o'fAbaco
Views, S 6A-M I IV1102 $970,000. 7A MIV 1103 $1,455,000.
M16A & T7A $2,182,000.
SGREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. a 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Scmi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
Si48-IMHVIli00 $667,000. 49-IrMHV1101 $667,000.
* "Sand Banks Creek #2"- 47.524 s.1, 1,091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek, 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
lootle I lighw ay- ACVI 113- NEW LISTING 108,000
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Pricedt linom $170,000 438,000
"Block Q Parcel # 1" Fabulous one-haltfacre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' on Sea ofAbaco Hillside -
great elevations and superb views of the Sea ol'Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI 117- NEW LISTING S485,000.
I llllllr I~~lY eqI
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3 FEBRUARY 1st, 2009
Dr. Deveaux and group inspected landfill
Landfill challenges require modification s to plan
Environmental Minister, the Hon. Dr.
Earl Deveaux, arrived on January 24 to
meet with those responsible for Abaco's
sanitary landfill operation and to discuss
their concerns on site. Mr. Edison Key,
MP for South Abaco., accompanied the
On arrival, a working breakfast let Dr.
SDeveaux interact with those involved.
Moving to the landfill site, suggestions and
problems were discussed while walking
around and viewing the different collection
areas and operating elements.
The main cell where household and
restaurant refuse is deposited appears to
be working as planned although incoming
refuse is not always being separated at the
pick-up point as intended.
Whether this first cell will last the in-
tended five years remains to be seen. How-
ever, it was brought out that a cell in the
Nassau landfill had a similar anticipated
life span but has now gone eight years and
is still being used. Maximum compaction
Qof the refuse by the D-8 tractor is obtained
The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Environmental Minister, visited Central Abaco on January 24 mainly to review the operation at the when the refuse is spread in shallow lifts
recently opened sanitary ladnfill near Snake Cay. He walked the area and made some changes to improve the system. A new area has or courses.
been designated for construction debris and another area for junk vehicles. He was made aware of other deficiencies. Shown here Appliances, pallets, tires, batteries and
are Sally Chisholm, Abaco's new director of Environment Health; Administrator for Central Abaco, Cephas Cooper; Dr. Deveaux;
Ms. Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of Environemenat Health; and Chief Councillor Cubell Davis.
Please see Deveaux Page 2
The Nassau Grouper is
threatened with extinction
By Jennifer Hudson Resources, on the television programme,
Dr. Yvonne Sadovy of the University Bahamas at Sunrise on January 23. She
of Hong Kong and the Caribbean Fisher- stated that she has been involved in very
ies Management Council sounded a dire extensive research on aggregating spe-
warning about the decline of the Nassau cies, which includes the Nassau Grouper,
Grouper during her visit to The Bahamas. and that there is a great sense of urgency
She was in the country recently to assist for its protection.
with a study on the Nassau Grouper. Dr. This is a worldwide concern. "Since
Sandovy appeared, along with Mr. Mi- 2000 fisheries around the world have
chael Braynen, Director of Marine Re-
sources with the Department of Marine Please see Grouper Page 15
Lynyard Cay will have a
marina and second homes
The Lnyard Cay development will be a
majoraddition to the visitoraccommoda-
tion that Abaco offers. The development
will have a 150-slip marina that will
accommodate boats up to 120feet. But
most of the docks will be for boats in the
35-foot to 55-foot range. No dredging will be necessary, but a breakwater will protect
the boats from the heavy seas that come around the island from the Atlantic. Docks
will be available for purchase for $4,000 to $10,000 per foot. Prices for the 80 lots
in the Village near the marina suitable for cottages will start from $495,000. The 57
larger one-acre estate lots will cost from $1.7 million and up. The developers expect
the first phase of the marina will be completed by mid-2010. The green area on the
left is said to be Crown land that will always remain a natural preserve. More infor-
mation about this development can be found at the website lynyardcay. com.
The Year In Review
By Jennifer Hudson the quarry site near the eastern end of the
SAt the beginning of January the Hon. runway, the coastal area between Dundas
Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of Public Town and Murphy Town which was looked
Works and Transportation, visited several
sites on Abaco; namely, the new runway at Please see Review Page 4
the Marsh Harbour International Airport,
Sandy Point ramp is gone
The ramp in Sandy Point used by the Bahamas Fast Ferry has been removed. The
ramp, constructed in the spring of 2003 for docking the ferry boat serving Sandy Point
from Nassau. The solid-filled landing ramp was built out into the sea to give enough
depth for the boat to dock. However, it changed the currents along the shore. Over
time the sand shifted so that south of the ramp the sand accummulated while north of
the ramp the sand receded. The beach erosion was so severe that the water was lapping
under the porch of Nancy's Restaurant. Shown here is the government dock built on
pilings that allows water currents to circulate freely. The backhoe is shown removing
the last of the fill. The Bahamas Fast Ferry anticipates docking at a rock ourcroppping
along the coast south of the Sandy Point airport. The deep water there comes in very
close to shore and there will be more land for storage and parking.
Page 2 Section B
February 1, 2009
Dr. Deveaux discussed landfill
Deveaux From Page 1
other similar items must be brought to the
site and deposited separately. The contrac-
tor's staff is not responsible for separating
this material from the household refuse
cell, although they occasionally remove an
Very little information on the intended
operation of this facility has been given
to the public or those responsible for the
landfill operation, and some effort will be
made to educate households and businesses
on their role in this operation. This relates
to the proper separation at the residential
collection point or the proper separation
required of business establishments.
The contractor's staff does direct incom-
ing traffic at the landfill to the proper re-
The initial construction and demolition
area, referred to as C & D, was very lim-
ited in size and needs immediate expan-
sion. Two months of operation suggest that
this material is being generated in larger
quantities than originally planned. Further-
more, the initial site for this debris was on
a hill-top, inconveniently accessed by a
A low area was chosen to be cleared im-
mediately for receiving junk vehicles with
an adjoining low area to be cleared for the C
& D material. This new area may be func-
tional during the first week of February.
Dr. Deveaux noted that government has
received an application for land somewhere
between Mash Harbour and Treasure Cay
to be used as a collection yard for junked
vehicles. The vehicles would be stripped,
cleaned of hazardous materials and com-
pressed for export. Further details were
Instructions for managing the leachate
holding pond and other aspects of the land-
fill have not been given to local persons.
Managing the leachate will be important
when the rainy season begins. The liquid
leachate is generated by the decomposing
refuse, collected in drains and diverted to
the leachate pond.
Ms. Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Direc-
tor of Environmental Health, said that a
deep disposal well may be needed if leach-
ate is generated in the rainy season faster
than it can be recycled in the main cell.
The leachate must not overflow into the
neighboring forest from the holding pond.
Apparently, the leachate is periodically
pumped over the refuse. This speeds the
decomposition process, making the cell
bio-reactive. As the refuse in the cell gets
deeper, six vents allow the generated meth-
ane to escape harmlessly.
A person has been hired to operate the
weigh-bridge (scale) at the entrance and
is now receiving training in Nassau. This
person will be an employee of either En-
vironmental Health or the Central Abaco
Council. A schedule of tipping fees should
be announced soon.
Disappointment by the group was evi-
dent over the chipping machine. It was
said to be capable of chipping a nine-inch
log. Those using the machine say it has
problems with material larger than a 2 x
4. The intention is that garden, yard and
land clearing debris will be converted into
useful mulch, keeping this material out of
the refuse cell.
The mulching operation will bear ad-
ditional attention, but this is not a critical
item of the landfill operation at this time.
Resolving a location for junk vehicles and
Please see Deveaux Page 75
The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Environmental Minister, and Mr. Edison Key, MP for
South Abaco, visited Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour to see the breakwater recently
constructed off the shore of The Crossing condominium development. The dredging that
created the breakwater dug out a trench that extends to a natural shallow bar.
Dr. Deveaux was pleased that the dump in Dundas Town that served Central Abaco is
closed. He is wanting the Central Abaco District Council to clean it up and beautify
the area. Shown are Administrator Cephas Cooper, Dr. Deveaux, Ms. Sally Chisholm,
Councillor Cubell Davis, Ms. Thomasina Wilson and Michael Russell with Finance.
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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
February 1, 2009
The Year In Review Some of the more notable events of 2008
Review From Page 7
at as a possible harbour and marina and
Wilson City as a potential site for the new
Bahamas Electricity Corporation plant.
Abaco bade farewell to Police Chief,
Supt. Wayne Miller, on January 11 at a
reception at Government House attended
by police officers, government department
heads, fellow Rotarians and many friends.
His stay on Abaco was notable for the way
in which he became involved in the com-
munity not only as Chief of Police but also
as a concerned human being. He handed
over the baton to Supt. Theophilus Cun-
The grand opening of Standard Hard-
ware took place between January 17 19
after two years of expansion after Hurri-
cane Jeanne ruined all of the store's inven-
tory. The store was not only cleaned up but
enlarged to 60,000 square feet.
Telemedicine came on stream on
Abaco. Abaco was the first Family Island
to benefit from the Telemedicine Pilot
Programme which now operates between
the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nas-
sau and the Marsh Harbour Government
Clinic. The telemedicine project was com-
missioned in an official ceremony at the
Princess Margaret Hospital by Dr. Hubert
Minnis, Minister of Health, who came to
Abaco to observe the system first hand.
Baker's Bay ruling was upheld by the
court. The Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
club won another victory in its legal battle
with opponents of the development.
A whale became stranded on the beach
at Old Kerr on the southern end of Bahama
Palm Shores on February 17. Unfortu-
nately, despite efforts by Diane Claridge
of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research
Organisation and more than 40 volunteers,
the whale did not survive.
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
made history by being the first on a Family
Island to host a consumer fair in an effort
to reach out to the community and become
more customer friendly. It offered money
saving tips and advice on safety and device
A young Abaco girl was the winner of
the National Spelling Bee. On March 16
Octavia Dean McIntosh, an eighth grade
student at St. Francis de Sales School,
made history for Abaco when she won
the 11th Annual Bahamas National Spell-
ing Bee in Nassau against 18 other spellers
from across The Bahamas.
Twenty-five Special Olympic athletes
from Abaco competed in the Bahamas Spe-
cial Olympics in Nassau. These athletes,
who were all from the Every Child Counts
School, came home with a total of 42 med-
als, 11 of which were gold.
*. Eleven-year-old James Boyce, a
Grade 6 student at the Hope Town School,
won the title of Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year. He was chosen from
a field of a hundred of the best and bright-
est from schools throughout the Bahamas
and was presented with his awards during
a ceremony in Nassau on May 17.
The famous Hope Town lighthouse
was painted. The paint had been badly
cracked and peeling since several hurri-
canes had sand blasted it with beach sand.
The painting was completed in two weeks
by Doug Shepard who specializes in ser-
A piece of government land in Marsh
Harbour opposite the BEC office was
granted for the development of a craft and
straw market combined with a farmers'
market. BAIC will develop a multi-use
park for Central Abaco.
The Queen's Birthday Honours list in-
cluded five Abaconians. Jack Albury and
Frankie Russell received MBE's while
Mrs. Melvern Bootle Cornish, Mrs. Dolly
Mills and Ms. Felamease Sawyer received
the British Empire Medal (Civil Division).
Races attracted a large number of
boats to Abaco. The 33rd Annual Regatta
Time in Abaco brought a record number
of boats. This is a premier sailing event
of The Bahamas and 63 entries from the
United States and The Bahamas arrived to
race in six classes. The third annual Trea-
sure Cay Powerboat Race was bigger and
better than ever this year attracting 14 rac-
ing boats and large crowds of people.
Mr. Robert Sweeting was honored for
long service to the people of Abaco. Mr.
Sweeting served as Member of Parliament
for Central and South Abaco for 15 years.
Many people gathered to honour him at a
banquet at the Abaco Beach Resort which
was attended by the Prime Minister and
many other Members of Parliament.
The new office of the Ministry of Edu-
cation in the Josh-Hann Plaza was opened
by the Hon. Carl Bethel, Minister of Educa-
tion, on September 12. Two outstanding ed-
ucators, Patrick Bethel and Sybil Ferguson,
cut the ribbon of the new office which was
described as "setting a new standard of ex-
cellence in the way the Department of Edu-
cation presents itself to the community."
The Government began construction
of 45 homes in Spring City, 35 of which
were scheduled to be completed by Christ-
mas. Several contractors were working
seven days a week to complete these homes
for low income families.
Abaco lost two outstanding aviators.
Capt. Leonard Maurice Thompson, OBE,
was laid to rest on October 26 in the Hope
Town's Upper Cemetery following a state
funeral at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Capt. Thompson was an outstanding com-
munity leader, businessman, family man,
World War II pilot and statesman. Mr. Co-
lyn Rees passed away the preceding month.
As a pioneer pilot and great photographer,
he chronicled the development of the entire
Bahamas for nearly 60 years.
Abaco surfer won U.S. Champion-
ship. Guana Cay resident Blake Sands won
a gold medal in an amateur surfing champi-
onship in Coco Beach, Florida. Following
his victory he plans to turn professional.
Twenty-five-year old Deon Brendon
Strachan tragically lost his life on Novem-
ber 27 when armed men entered his father's
store, M & R Food Store on Crockett Drive
intending to rob it. Deon was tending the
store when he was shot multiple times by
the armed men.
The United States Ambassador, Mr.
Neil Siegel, visited Central Abaco Primary
School where he spoke about the importance
of reading and encouraged the students to
read more. He also visited The Abaco Club,
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club and the
new development at Schooner Bay.
North Abaco celebrated One Bahamas.
North Abaconians gathered at the S.C.
Bootle High School on November 27 and
welcomed Sir Durward Knowles, Olympic
Gold Medalist, and Sir Orville Turnquest,
past Governor General, among other digni-
taries to their celebration.
The new sanitary landfill opened in
November at Snake Cay. The former dump
Please see Review Page 75
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1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
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indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
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2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
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4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
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site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
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baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
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2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $499,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
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EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Condos with o e Pool
Bldg 4 Down bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, ne0e-
EXC. $468,000 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/ dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
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GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
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Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1 bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plexs CBS building,
each level ha SO ents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/ snichen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
February 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Page 6 Section B The Abaconian
February 1, 2009
Central Abaco News
Local Realtors share tate market has declined over the last few vowed to make it a monthly event. The The first Fun Day especially delighted
ffi S months and the state of the global economy goal of the event was not just to provide a the children as there were many activities
Office Space has made for an uncertain 2009. good family fun day but to raise funds for for them to enjoy. Pony rides were very
By Mirella Santillo The brokers for the two companies the work of the Society and to get the news popular on Janeen Wong's pony, Doodles,
As of the first week in January, two well believe that their initiative will not only out about what the Abaco Humane Society and on Skip, who was brought from the
known Marsh Harbour real estate compa- benefit them but also their staff and their is doing. Abaco Club on Winding Bay by Donna Al-
nies, Aisle of Palm Realty and Bahamas clients. Both companies remain completely All proceeds from the event went to the bury, Stable Supervisor there. The young-
Realty are operating in the same office on independent of the other. Each has kept Society's Spay and Neuter programme. sters were each fitted with a riding helmet
the second floor of the Hull Building. its previous telephone numbers, separate Members are tackling a huge problem in and assisted in staying on the horse by
Chris Roberts, broker for Bahamas MLS access and systems are in place to trying to deal with the enormous number of Donna and Janeen and her husband.
Realty, and Brent Cartwright, broker for make sure that business is handled fairly, stray animals. They are doing a great job Despite the icy cold water in the tub on
Aisle of Palm Realty. said that the two for example, the attribution of walk-in cus- spending much time and energy picking up that cool day, children were not put off
companies always enjoyed a great work- tomers. Should people enter the premises strays, nursing them back to health, getting bobbing for apples and seemed to greatly
ing relationship and that the sharing of an without any previous contact with either them spayed and neutered and then find- enjoy the fun. Other children, on the other
office space will help alleviate some of company, Bahamas Realty or Aisle of Palm ing happy homes for them. They even ship
the fixed operating expenses. The real es- Realty will take turns handling their re- puppies to Orlando to be adopted. Please see Central Page 8
quests. Mr. Cartwright
explained that it was "a
creative solution to an I
Molly Roberts, Ba- --
hamas Realty Abaco
Sales Associate, notes,
"We're thinking out-
side the box in order
to meet the challenges
ahead and are optimis-
tic about our future."
Two real estate companies have combined offices. Aisle of By Jennifer Hudson
Palm Realty with Maria Silvester and owner Brent Cartwright Members of the Ab-
on the left share an office with Bahamas Realty represented aco Humane Society
by Chris and Molly Roberts on the right. Their office is on the were very pleased with The Abaco Humane Society held a fun day on January 17. It featured two horses along
second floor of the Hull Building in Marsh Harbour. the turnout for their with many games and fun activities. It was held to raise funds for the Society's pro-
first Fun Day and have grams that include a spay and neuter program.
Sea Star Building
Marsh Harbour 4
Sales Agent, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
doclk, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW baclk-
up generator. $1.695 million
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
Green House, Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom
I 1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq.
ft of property
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on I00'x120' lot.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.
S W TinaWells
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
home with sunken living room,
TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000 sq.
ft. of land. $265,000
Royal Harbour Village three unit townhouse #502
near John Bull in Marsh Harbour,
each unit is 1500 sq ft and
W fully furnished. Located behind
John Bull in Marsh Harbour.
Great rental income. Sale price
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in Dundas Town $260,000
Three Town House
# 0711 2 bedroom, I bath with
water view $320,000
Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 12 years experience
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.
Great Cistern Estates -
community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $94,072 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $70,400 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $96,080 gross
Nine lots for sale in new gated
Lot F 11,741 sf $93,928 gross
Lot G 10,868 sf $86,944 gross
Lot H 12,514 sf $100,112 gross
Lot I 10,474 sf $83,792 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,5 00 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial.
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000
Visit our other fine properties at: www.adlerrealtyabaco.com
February 1, 2009
Section B Page 7
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
"Canelot" # 1234-Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 3 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, I bath
guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $8,049,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/I 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock. 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath. 3.500
s/f furnished beachfront home. pool. patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres, Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000,
"Sandpiper"# 1265- Ocean Blvd. 3,000s/f bi-level furnished
home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach frontage. Adjacent
lotalso available. $2,357,000,
"TridentHouse" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath ftlly
furnished, 3.500 s/f beach front home. NOW $1,999,000.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3.430 s/f under roolfon 15,493 s/flandscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. I80' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canaifront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,495,000.
WindwardBeach-Beachfront Horme# 1191-2 bed, 2 bath,
1,550 s/f furnished beach home. 200' sandy beachfront
32,724 s/f landscaped property, separate garage. $1,425,000.
Pahn Bay Harbourfront Hone # 2#4 1071 -3 bed, 3.5 bath
new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage,
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCINGAVAILABLE! REDUCED $995,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 -3 bed.2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Sea Cliff' # 733 Exquisite Design, Fabulous Location.
Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2 car garage on
I acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished, 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
"Just OffThe Beach"# 1210 -3 bed, 2 bath, 2,244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently upgraded, well
maintained, enclosed yard, close to beach. $295,000.
"Home, SweetHome"# 784 2 bed. 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/flot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
of 14,000 s/f also available REDUCEDTO $185,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo. closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea& beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020 -# 1139 3 bed, 2 bath. 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083- # 1079- 4 bed, 3 bath ground
level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished condo. 1,645
s/f living space, screened lanai overlooking beach &pool.
OWNERFINANCINGAVAILABLE! NOW $1,029,000.
"Cottages"#8-# 535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath unfinished
(appliances only) 2,900 s/fbi-level home under roof, 1.300 s/f
under air, community pool, sea views $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boatslips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Royal Poinciana #2612-# 972-3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f.
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
ABACO ESTATE SERVICES
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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Atlantis Condo #2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront uni, includes boat slip &golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2203 # 1000 2 bed. 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay.Near beach $465,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed. 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully flrnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685- 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina & golfcourse, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 -2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Villa 703 # 1209-2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished villa
close to beach. marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential. $349,000,
Mariner's Ce CRoe ndomniniums
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo, tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 959 -2 bed, I bath, 2 level fuimished condo, overlooks
marina includes full size garage. REDUCEDTO $279,000.
#454 -2 bed, I bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928 -2 bed, 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $267,000.
# 985 -2 bed. 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit.
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 -2 bed, I bath condo with marina view $274,000.
# 455 I bed, I bath, ground level. poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd # 876- 1.5 acres with I 00
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeousbeach &seaviews. $1,510,000.
Beach & CanalLot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
With approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd, Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel# 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy beach
frontage& 460' depth. Superior building lot. All utilities
available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid 44,600 s/f
parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach frontage, all utilities
available. Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
WindwardlBeach # 999- 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950,
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/fcanalfront parcel with 106'
of bulkheaded deep water frontage, Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available. Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared, all
utilities available. Purchase bth & SAVEI EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10(295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13,200 s/f with
100' of bulkheaded sea wall. All utilities available. Great
water views. Ready to build. $347,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 20.970 sffcanal parcel with
90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. All utilities available.
Fantastic building lot, great water views. $299,950.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12.200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed. 2.5 bath.
1,880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well
maintained, great rental income potential. Includes private deep
water dock. $769,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2.400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage. Fantastic views. $656,000.
BeachfrontLot# 74 1197 -24.710 s/f private& serene beach
parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco. Utilities available.
Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath. 3 level
furnished beachfront home On private 1.20 acre parcel.,800
s/f under roof. plus 900 s/f decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron
rock shoreline. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home
on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built in
2000, Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft 2.500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall. 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/fcanal lot with 87' of water frontage, 160' oflay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin $362,000.
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage& 105' deep water
dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000.
# 886- 12.828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 602- 15,334 s/feanal corner lot w/ 197' seawall $299,500.
#704- 10,400 s/felevated canal lot w/l 04' frontage $265,000.
# 1080- 12,100 s/fcanal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.
#811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.
#998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq, ft. finished
home includes main house, separate master suite, guest cottage,
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000,
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx, 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach" Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f)
& 9B (16,144 s/f) lots. each with 100' +- of Atlantic Ocean
rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage, EACH $299,000.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total I acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Sunset Ridge Cormnunity Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14.792 s/f to 18,488 s/f, High elevation, close to
Treasure Cay. All utilities available. Starting at $47,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline.
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"High Point" Seaview Lot# 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714- 45,343 s/fparcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17.650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $155,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main
street, electricity & telephone available $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Nearbeach. $460,000. We Exceed Client Expectations!
Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco
Phone (242) 365.8752 Cell: (242) 577.6570- www.abacoestateservices.com FEB. 1,2009
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More Central Abaco News
Please see Central Page 6
hand, may not have wanted to put their
faces near any water for several days after
Kayla Gates adorned them so beautifully
with her face painting as butterflies, lions
or other characters or creatures of choice.
Sack races, three-legged races, lime and
spoon races and lollipop lotto all added to
the day's fun. Very attractive Abaco Hu-
mane Society T shirts were on sale as well
as goodies to eat and drink and hot dogs
barbequed by members of the Scurvy Few
Volunteers were getting the message of
the Abaco Humane Society across and en-
couraging people to become members of
the Society. "We need more volunteers
to foster puppies and to assist at functions
such as this," stated Abaco Humane Soci-
ety member Bernadette Hall. Meetings are
held once a month in the Ministry of Tour-
ism Office. Ms. Hall spoke of some of the
The public toilet at the Murphy Town park ha
shabby. It is not kept clean and maintained. T
sporting facility are upset that there is not ad
Some feel that it is too disgusing to use.
problems the Society is dealing with and
programmes they are trying to put in place.
"Not only are we trying to get puppies ad-
opted but we are trying to organize train-
ing for the parents of children who adopt
the puppies. We are also trying to get into
the schools to educate the children on how
to care for and treat animals. We need to
change the mind set of children," said Ms.
Hall. "We need to get them to understand
that a dog is a friend and that you can en-
joy doing activities with your dog. Dogs
should become a member of the family.
Changing the mind set is so important be-
cause it has been proved that child animal
abusers grow up to be espousal abusers and
even serial killers," explained Ms. Hall.
The Abaco Humane Society is look-
ing for donations towards a shelter and an
adoption centre. Stray dogs are a problem
all over. A visitor was recently bitten by
a dog in Murphy Town, Sandy Point is
presently experiencing an especially ter-
rible problem and there
has been a bad influx of
dogs into Central Pines
since the closure of the
public dump. "It is not
a dog problem; it is a
people problem," stated
The Abaco Humane
Society is always looking
for ways to raise funds
and is planning sev-
eral events for the year.
Watch for news of next
as become very month's Fun Day.
Those using the
Cafe La Florance has
held special evnts
By Mirella Santillo
On December 22nd Mrs. Tara Moss,
owner of Caf6 La Florance, organized a
luncheon for approximately 100 senior
citizens and families invited at the sug-
gestion of the office of Social Services. It
was a way to give back to the community
and help those who are less fortunate, ex-
plained Mrs. Moss. To celebrate Christ-
mas, a time for giving, there were toys and
bicycles for the children who attended. The
project called Beverly Outreach was fund-
ed by business owners in town and private
Mrs. Moss is the founder of the Esther
Network, an organization aimed at en-
couraging women to live their lives with
faith and grace, the meaning of the Bibli-
cal name of Esther. The Beverly Outreach
program was named to honor a homeless
woman that Mrs. Moss helped when she
was living in Georgia. A group of local
women belong to the organization which
was founded at the end of 2007 and held
its first conference at the Faith Convention
Center in September of 2008. Mrs. Moss
is planning to organize several workshops
and seminars for women during the year
Central From Page 9
Cafe La Florance in conjunction with Social Services entertained a group of senior citi-
zens and needy children. After a luncheon, gifts were distributed including toys and
bicycles. The gifts were funded by local businesses.
P Box AB 21027
HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront
home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of
nicely landscaped property, swimming
pool, fully furnished, boat house and
dock, fantastic views
EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath upstairs unit fully furnished,
security, swimming pool.
Only $312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath, downstairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts.
B & D Building, Downtown, across
from Commonwealth Bank, 1800 sq.
ft. upstairs / 1800 sq. ft. downstairs.
EXCLUSIVE Call from info.
High Rock 2 acres on the sea. Call
HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home,
fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town and Lub-ber's Quarters, 2 car
carport, central air, beautifully landscaped
lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above
CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE
High Rock 3 bed / 2 bath home, fur-
nished, central air, 2,000 sq. ft.
Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Call for Info EXCLUSIVE
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Lot 100'x 150'
Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE
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and a second annual conference again in
The Mosses held another party on Janu-
ary 9th to announce the opening of the res-
taurant for dinner and to invite people to
meet their new chef, Mr. Trevor Alleyn,
who will be introducing a new menu. The
guests enjoyed appetizers and wine sitting
on the porch watching the sunset or at the
bar inside chatting.
Caf6 La Florance is open for breakfast
and will now stay opened straight through
until 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Mr.
Alleyn, who used to work at Atlantis, spe-
cializes in gourmet food. While keeping
the usual Bahamian fare including boiled
fish on Saturdays, he wants to introduce
some gourmet recipes in the evening which
will be offered as daily specials.
The restaurant offers an all-day take-
out menu with popular Bahamian dishes
including stone crab, conch salad, lobster
salad, conch chowder and lobster bouilla-
baisse on its lunch menu. Sandwiches and
fruit platters are also available.
If you are not taking-out, you may enjoy
your food inside an air-conditioned room
decorated with the art work or local artists
or sit on the porch watching the boats come
in and out of the harbour.
Third Abaco Neem Weight
Loss Challenge will begin
By Jennifer Hudson
The third Abaco Neem Weight Loss
Challenge will take place from March 1 to
May 31. More information will be forth-
coming but the organizers would like to en-
courage people to start signing up now for
this important life-changing event. Regis-
tration will begin on February 1st and par-
ticipants will be able to register at either
the Auskell Clinic or their local community
clinic. It is hoped to get a group organized
at Sandy Point this year. Irrespective of
the date on which they sign up, all entrants
will be weighed and measured during the
last week in February so that all will start
the competition at the same time.
The organizers would like to encourage
members of the Civil Service and busi-
nesses to become involved and organize
competitions within their departments and
foster team efforts. They also want to es-
pecially encourage men to sign up and take
part. There will be two prizes to be won:
one for the biggest weight loss and one for
the greatest loss of body mass. Since men
have less body fat but greater body mass
than women, this second category will en-
able the men to also have a chance at win-
ning a prize.
Those persons who sign up will receive
folders of important information pertaining
to weight loss and life style changes and
benefits and will also receive schedules of
interesting meetings and events to be held
during the duration of the Weight Loss
By Mirella Santillo
Friends of the Environment held the first
Plant Fair of 2009 on January 17th at its
center with an indoor presentation by Ms.
Tanya Ferguson and an outdoor demonstra-
tion on propagating plants by Mr. Michael
Parotti. Both presenters held captive an
audience of approximately 40 people with
interesting information and techniques.
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Before introducing Ms. Ferguson, Mr.
David Knowles, Abaco's Warden of the
Bahamas National Trust, explained that
the plant fairs were begun to help govern-
ment with the control of invasive species.
Ms. Ferguson owns Design Elements Or-
namental Consulting, a landscaping com-
pany in Nassau and utilizes native trees
and plants in her landscaping creations as
often as possible. The Bahamas National
Trust is one of her clients. She explained
the reasons why "natives" should be used:
they require less water, are pest resistance
and because of their smaller heights, pres-
ent less possibility of damage to structures
Ms. Ferguson went on destroying the
image people usually have of natives being
scrubby, lacking of flowers and colors by
enumerating the various species that belied
this notion. Trees such as jacaranda, lig-
num vitae, frangipani, guava, golden dew
drop can be displayed individually, their
beautiful flowers an enhancement to any
garden. Others such as the paradise tree,
horseflesh or the saffron tree offer attrac-
tive leaves and can be a canape for smaller
decorative shrubs or flowering plants. The
versatile silver buttonwood can be used
as a tree or in hedges. Some natives such
as the sapodilla produce edible fruits and
others such as the mahogany are perfect
for shade. An array of palms can also be-
come decorative feature, planted singly or
in rows. The buccaneer palm, silver top
palm and Sabal palm are attractive natives
that will add a tropical atmosphere to any
surroundings. For a display of colors and
shapes, Ms. Ferguson recommended creat-
ing planting smaller shrubs under tall trees,
mixing leaf shapes and colors. Finish with
a ground cover or flowering annuals.
The audience was then invited to move
outside where Mr. Parotti demonstrated
various methods of propagating. People
were shown how to clone plants by clip-
ping cuttings, dipping them in hormone
powder and planting them in a moist me-
dia. He explained how small seedlings
could be transplanted by carefully remov-
ing them, tap root intact and potted in a
media as close to possible to the one they
were removed from. He advised to soak
coconut in water for two days before plant-
ing them. He told the audience to choose
the nuts still on the palm and to make sure
the coconuts had water in them, otherwise
they would not grow. He also said that they
could be planted upright contrary to the
former notion that they had to be sideway.
He recommended the dwarf variety or the
Jamaican one that do well near salt.
Mr. Parotti demonstrated how to cre-
ate a small greenhouse by using a green
damper wrapped up in clear plastic wrap,
the perfect housing for growing cuttings or
Several plants, mostly natives, were
given to happy gardeners who left with
crotons, coco-plums, sea ox eye or auto-
graph trees in their hands.
Sky Bahamas Began
Flights to Nassau
By Samantha V. Evans
On January 23rd Sky Bahamas officially
began two daily flights into Marsh Harbour
from Nassau. Sky Bahamas, with the motto
Where Safety Is Our Culture and Service
Is Our Passion, was started with flights to
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Michael Parotti demonstrated several ways to propogate plants at a Plant Fair held at
the Friends of the Environment center in Marsh Harbour. The Plant Fairs emphasize the
benefits of landscaping native plants and give information on a variety of plant topics.
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MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000
NEW Sunrise Bay lot 14 with boat slip $365,000
NEW Sunrise Bay Lot 4, fantastic views $285,000
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Interior Lots from $34,800
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MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each
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NEW Long Beach Lots 412, 413, 414 $79,900 each
NEW Long Beach Lot 359 $83,000
NEW Long Beach Lot 358 $95,000
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and from Exuma. Since then it has expand-
ed with fights to Bimini, Freeport and now
Abaco. The airline has earned a reputation
for offering exceptional customer service.
It operates SAAB 340A, a 33-seat plane
and pays close attention to ensure the safe-
ty of its passengers. Morning and evening
flights between Nassau and Marsh Harbour
will include a drink service, complimen-
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offer charter service for companies, orga-
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cost of the round trip flight is $170.
The airline will have a booth at the air-
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Auto Care Corner
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 21st, 2008, Auto Care Cor-
ner opened in the Abaco Shopping Center
next to Sugar Lips. It specializes in auto-
mobile painting, parts, stereos, and acces-
sories. The services provided include car
wash, car stereo installation, window tint-
ing, waxing, interior shampooing, engine
cleaning, and leather conditioning. These
services all require an appointment. The
store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-
day to Saturday. The phone number is 367-
0400. The owner of the store is Randy Pin-
der and the manager is Mark Hall.
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaconians can enjoy the convenience
of shopping from their own home or shop-
ping online at the store in the Abaco Shop-
ping Center to purchase those items they
want. With the cost of traveling increasing
regularly, this service is picking up rapidly.
The business is located in the same suite as
Auto Care Corner and is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For persons who order items
from their own computers, they can take
the invoice to the store so that the agent
will be aware that an order was placed.
Shipping information can be obtained from
the store or by calling 367-0400. Persons
can order from any web sites but the most
common sites ordered from by walk-ins
are Amazon, Jessica London, J.C. Pen-
ny, Victoria's Secrets, Toys R Us, Ebay,
Northern Tool and Equipment, Oriental
Trading and Fredericks. The store also has
catalogs. All orders take one week to ar-
rive after they arrive at the U.S. address.
Many persons prefer this service because it
is convenient and cheaper than traveling.
They have brought in items as small as toys
and books and as big as generators.
Gopher You Pick Up
and Delivery Service
By Samantha V. Evans
This business started out in the Abaco
Shopping Center but is now an on-the-road
service for persons desiring pick up and de-
livery service. It also provides distribution,
advertising and messenger services. It pro-
vides services to and from grocery stores,
liquor stores, airports, the ferry docks,
freight dock, pharmacies, businesses and
restaurants. Gopher You covers the entire
island including Treasure Cay and Green
Turtle Cay (on Mondays) and all immedi-
ate areas in Central Abaco. For service in-
quiries call Eric Russell at 475-5480.
Legal firm opened office
By Samantha V. Evans
As the community of Abaco continues to
undergo major development, the need for
legal advice and council seems to also be
growing. In August of last year, attorney
Bernadette Bain opened an office in the
Abaco Shopping Center along with B &
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Nassau but after visiting her daughter on
Abaco several times, she loved it so much
that the idea for this office was born. She
acquired some clients from her trips as
well. Bain specializes in civil matters, con-
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medical suits and health matters. Since
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Dundas Town Committee Jan 13, 09
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Township Commit-
tee held its first meeting of the new year on
January 13th at the Council office in Marsh
Harbour. In attendance at this meeting was
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, who
discussed the budget for the remainder of
this fiscal year with the members. He in-
formed them that they have about $90,000
left in their budget. Mr. Cooper encour-
aged them to have a budget planning meet-
ing for the next meeting so that they can
prepare for the next fiscal year which be-
gins in July.
This committee had a very productive
2008 as it worked hard to meet the needs of
the community and has plans to have anoth-
er productive year. According to Chairman
Cay Mills, it has a lot of special projects on
the horizon but cannot mention those un-
til it has been informed how much capital
funds it will receive. However, the com-
mittee does plan to complete projects begun
including improvements to Brown's Bay.
Mr. Cooper told them that the Self Start-
er program under the Ministry of Youth,
Sports, and Culture is offering $500-$1000
start up money for those persons who are
looking to start a business or expand their
small business. He explained that the funds
will not be given to persons directly but
rather to vendors or suppliers from whom
they will purchase their materials. He gave
the committee members a few application
forms. Interested persons can receive forms
minai Local Government at Work
from the administrator's office in Marsh
Harbour and return them to him as well.
When all of the forms have been collected,
Cooper explained that they will be turned
into the Nassau office for processing.
Dundas Town Committee
members upset with housing
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Housing has stated that
lots are being prepared for sale in Central
Pines Phase II, but members of the Dundas
Town Committee are upset and disappoint-
ed that they are unable to receive any infor-
mation from the Housing officer on when
these lots will actually be available, how
they will select the persons to sell them to
and how much they will be sold for. They
are concerned especially since they do not
believe that sufficient Dundas Town resi-
dents have been considered for such lots
in the past. They believe that the secrecy
being exercised is disturbing especially
since they have made numerous attempts to
obtain such information for the residents.
An appeal is being made to the Ministry of
Housing to provide this information which
they feel should be made available to the
public. The committee will continue to ad-
vocate for the residents of Dundas Town so
that they can be given first pick at lots in
Central Pines Phase II. They believe that
this is the right thing to do especially since
this is a part of the community they serve.
Murphy Town Commitee Jan 16, 09
By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town Committee held its
first meeting since November 2008 on Jan-
uary 16th. Since it was a lunch time meet-
ing, it took place at the Council office in
Marsh Harbour. Five members were pres-
ent including the Chairman, Mr. Renardo
Curry. Many issues arose from the minutes
of the previous meeting, especially regard-
ing the contracts that were issued for the
pushing of the verges and the garbage pick-
up. They were addressed at length with
the resolution that Mr. Paul Mills would
be contacted to assess the exact extend of
his contract and Mr. Paul Simms, who was
hired to flatten the verges and remove the
derelict vehicles, would be asked to bring
the job he had started to completion.
Apparently the wrong equipment was
used to do the verges resulting in water
pipes being broken that had to be repaired.
It was suggested that the Ministry of Works
should be contacted before starting other
road work. The suggestion was opposed by
Mr. Glenn McDonald.
Mr. Sonnith Lockhart insisted that the
entire scope of work be put in writing to
avoid subsequent misunderstandings with
the contract holders regarding performance
and equipment used. Mr. Cooper support-
ed his suggestion by insisting that proposed
work and bids agreed upon become part of
the minutes. "Follow the procedures," he
reminded the committee members.
In a proposal Mr. Mills offered the
Committee the possibility to rent ten ad-
ditional garbage bins from him at an in-
crease in pick-up charges of $2,500 per
month. It was submitted to the members
for approval. Several members opposed
the number of bins and the amount of extra
money. The Chairman agreed to meet with
Mr. Mills to discuss a better deal. How-
ever, it was agreed to put larger bins at
Bahama Coral Island and on the Great Cis-
tern Road, two of the locations where the
garbage situation had gotten out of hand by
the end of the year.
Tenders were again covered in details.
Extra jobs will include a person to over-
see the Homework Center and one for the
Administration Center. Mr. Cooper calcu-
lated that the present employment situation
required a budget of $7100 per month.
The Chairman proposed the installation
of sidewalks on Forest Drive and on four-
way corners in the community to further
the completion of beautification on Forest
Drive, at corners in town and at Coconut
Tree Bay, to repair the restroom at Coco-
nut Tree Bay, the boat ramp, the basket
ball court fencing and the grave yard sign,
to begin the development of the cultural
park on Bayside and to begin the construc-
tion of the community center as part of the
capital expenditure. The proposal did not
meet with the approval of all the members
and will be discussed further before being
Mr. Lockart was promised a faucet near
the playground in order to water the trees
that were planted on Forest Drive. He
was asked to oversee the planting of more
trees that had already been purchased. The
Beautification Committee is to continue
overseeing the town's beautification pro-
gram such as the planting and landscaping
of street corners.
Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Jan 14, 09
By Mirella Santillo
Chaired by Mr. Roscoe Thompson III,
the first Marsh Harbour Town Committee
meeting of the year took place on January
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People in the News
Hope Town real estate agent
earned double honours
Damianos Sotheby's International Real-
ty congratulates Kerry Sullivan of its Hope
Town office for achieving the ranking of
Company-Wide Top Producer for 2008.
Kerry Sullivan license with
Bahamas Real Estate Association. As a
broker candidate, she met very strict expe-
rience and education requirements.
Kerry started her real estate career in
2001. She serves the real estate needs of
buyers and sellers on Elbow Cay and sur-
rounding cays specializing in the luxury,
vacation home and second home market.
She is a full-time real estate professional
and makes her home in Hope Town where
she lives with her husband, Todd Cash, and
16-month-old son Blake. Active within the
community, she is a member of the Abaco
Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate As-
sociation (BREA), Friends of Hope Town,
Friends of the Environment, Friends of the
Animals, Hope Town Playgroup and the
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.
Kerry can be reached at the Damianos
Sotheby's International Realty office in
Hope Town, 242.366.0163, or by e-mail
at Kerry. Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com
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Friends of the Environment in partner-
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intense social marketing campaign that
will focus on
d'Shan Maycock discouraging
illegal fishing practices while encouraging
sustainable alternatives and creating sup-
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out Abaco with the goal of having five ma-
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the species' biggest threats: habitat destruc-
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As crawfish inhabit mangroves, coral
reefs and deeper waters throughout their
life cycle, the campaign will focus on the
importance of each aspect of the marine
environment and the need for public sup-
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continued survival of crawfish and other
marine life. With three marine parks al-
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Deveaux From Page 2
expanding the C & D area need immediate
While on Abaco, Dr. Deveaux looked
briefly at the Spring City housing project
underway by the Ministry of Housing.
He went into the old dump area and was
pleased that it has finally been shut down.
He expects the Central Abaco District
Council to make an effort at reclaiming
this site with grass and native trees.
Just before lunch at 1:30 pm, Dr. De-
veaux and Mr. Key went to see the Cross-
ing Beach situation. Low tide exposed the
recently constructed breakwater made by
the Crossing Beach Condominium project.
Dr. Deveaux did not comment but seemed
disappointed by what he saw.
The Minister was accompanied by Mr.
Michael Russell, Finance Officer; Ms.
Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of En-
vironmental Health; Ms. Anthea Karagin-
nis, Project Engineer with the Department
of Works; Ms. Sally Chisholm, Abaco's
new Environmental Health Director: Chief
Councillor Cubell Davis and Councillor
Review From Page 1
on the S.C. Bootle Highway was closed
much to the delight of Central Pines resi-
The Annual Christmas Festival was
held on a new site this year. The fair al-
most did not happen as the land formerly
used was unavailable, but the BAIC site
was offered and the committee organized
the fair in record time. A very successful
fair was held on December 13 to close out
the year in grand style.
A Christmas Festival was also held on
December 22 in Treasure Cay for the resi-
dents of North Abaco. For the first time
three national bands entertained at one
event. The Bahamas Police Force Bank,
the Bahamas Defence Force Band and the
Bahamas Prison Guard Band all performed
to the delight of the crowd.
Grouper From Page 1
been supporting research aggregating spe-
cies such as the Nassau Grouper, and it has
been found that 60 percent of aggregations
are undergoing decline. A collaborative
study with fisheries departments and other
organizations has shown a decline here in
The Bahamas similar to other islands of the
Caribbean. Fish are being landed in lower
numbers and smaller sizes. In Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Dominican
Republic and Cuba the decline has already
reached the state of collapse." Dr. Sadovy
asked for input from fishermen and the fish-
ing community to assist with this research.
Mr. Braynen spoke on what has been
done towards management of the Nassau
Grouper. "The Marine Resource Depart-
ment encouraged the establishment of an
annual closed season between December 1
and March 1 which is the peak period of
spawning. It also set a minimum legal size
limit of three pounds. However, this is re-
ally inadequate, and we should maybe look
at making this larger. We should maybe
establish a maximum size since the largest
groupers are the best breeders and so are
the most needed. We are looking at pos-
sible fishing gear controls," he stated.
Dr. Sadovy explained that further stud-
ies are needed and that more time is needed
to be able to see the results. She issued
the warning that if the grouper is not pro-
tected, there could be sudden collapse,
and it may be too late. She warned that
when resources are protected, then poach-
ing could become even more of a problem.
"Many countries which are looking after
their resources will have to protect from
poaching," she declared. Already the
World Conservation Union has classified
the Nassau grouper as endangered.
"Of all the aggregating species, the Nas-
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ble. Because Nassau Grouper are long lived
and take years to reach sexual maturity, it is
very difficult for the population to recover
from over fishing. Based on projections, if
nothing is done, there will be a complete
collapse in eight years," she stated.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15
Page 16 Section B The Abaconian
The New Landfill Bane or Blessing?
By Jennifer Hudson
A dictionary definition of 'bane' is
"something that causes problems or mis-
ery" and it seems that the new landfill at
Snake Cay already fits that description.
People are continually expressing their
concerns to me about the various trouble-
some situations now apparent which cer-
tainly echo my own. The closure of the old
public dump in Central Abaco and opening
of the new landfill at Snake Cay would,
everyone hoped, improve matters as far as
garbage disposal was concerned. Howev-
er, many people were skeptical and could
foresee potential problems. It has not, un-
fortunately, taken long for many serious
problems to rear their ugly heads.
I am sure that the residents of Central
Pines are delighted now that the old gar-
bage dump is closed so that they are no
longer choked in their homes by acrid
smoke, but they are not so pleased about
the number of stray dogs which have ap-
peared on their doorsteps begging for food.
These dogs lived at the dump and survived
by scavenging. But now that their source
of livelihood has been cut off, they have
infiltrated the community of Central Pines
so that now the residents are faced with a
This is a garbage container at the Union Jac
Harbour. With the Central Abaco dump cl
finding other places to leave their garbage. B
faster but not being collected any oftener. Oth
their trash in convenient bush.
stray dog problem which will only grow
bigger if these animals are not caught and
spayed or neutered.
It is very easy to tell that one is ap-
proaching the new landfill by the amount
of garbage which has already appeared
strewn all along the roadsides along the
Capt. Earnest Dean Highway between the
Garnet Archer Circle (airport roundabout)
and Snake Cay and, to some extent, along
the Don MacKay Boulevard. I find it very
distressing and I know that others do, too.
Daily we drive past cardboard boxes, bro-
ken pallets, plastic bottles, sheets of plastic
and cardboard, multi-coloured sacks and
all kinds of other debris lining the road.
The Capt. Earnest Dean Highway is the
route which guests of the exclusive Ab-
aco Club on Winding Bay have to travel
en route from the airport. They arrive on
Abaco in their immaculate private jets at
the first class FBO centre looking forward
to a vacation at the exclusive Club on the
stunningly beautiful Winding Bay beach.
How their spirits must sink when they pass
all that disgusting garbage lining the route;
they must wonder what on earth they have
paid all that money to come to.
We all know that the economy is now
bad and that people are
thinking twice about
spending money on
vacations. The people
who can afford to stay
at Winding Bay may
still be able to afford to
take vacations. But are
they going to continue
wanting to come here
if they have to travel
along garbage strewn
roads? Is this how we
thank them for spend-
ing their money here;
the money which helps
osed, people are
pay wages and keeps
?ins are filling up Abaco going?
ers are throwing Residents of Abaco
who use the landfill need to be more aware
of keeping their island clean, but many
seem to close their eyes to this disgusting
situation and just don't seem to care. I live
in the south and have just returned from
a trip into town, once again getting very
annoyed at the mess. On the way I passed
a truck laden with cardboard refuse, obvi-
ously on its way to the landfill. As it made
its way along the highway, sheets of card-
board were flying off the back of the truck
at regular intervals. I presume the driver
was oblivious to this fact. But would he
have stopped and picked it all up had he
In Freeport, Grand Bahama, all trucks
are covered so that all garbage being trans-
ported is secured and any persons disobey-
ing this law is fined. Thus Freeport is litter
free. Why cannot this law be upheld here?
I believe trucks are
supposed to be covered
here but no one upholds
this rule and no one is
penalized. If this law
could be put into force
and a motorcycle police
officer posted along the
road or at the airport
roundabout from time
to time to catch offend-
ers and extract a hefty
fine, then maybe these
roads would be a lot
I sometimes see
black garbage bags by
the side of the highway
full of garbage waiting
to be picked up by a The container at
garbage truck, so obvi- not emptied. Als
ously someone is mak- vehicles without
ing an effort to clean up. But as soon as
these bags have been filled, more garbage
is piling up. What seems to be needed is a
crew of roadside cleaners on duty EVERY
day picking up the garbage which is con-
tinually being dropped.
Trouble spots are cropping up in vari-
ous locations because many people are not
wanting to pay for the gas or take the time
and trouble to drive all the way from the
other side of town to Snake Cay. There-
fore, they are just recklessly dumping. In
an effort to provide a place for persons to
deposit garbage instead of having to drive
all the way down south, a container has been
placed on the Great Cistern Road which is
at the far end of Murphy Town. I expect
some people do use this correctly and take
Please see Garbage Page 17
the entrance to Great Cistern overflows but is
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Negative effects of the landfill
Garbage From Page 16
the trouble to place their garbage bags in-
side. But people have reported seeing many
lazy persons driving by in their car and just
throwing their garbage bags in the general
direction of the container. These bags land
on the side of the road and stray dogs then
go and tear open the bags to sift through the
rubbish, scattering it far and wide.
I was told last week by a person of integ-
rity that they had made a trip to the landfill
only to be met with conditions so sickening
that they almost could not get out of their
truck. The whole area was so abuzz with flies
that the truck immediately became covered..
This is not only nasty and will put people off
going but is also, of course, a serious health
hazard. I have also been told by someone that
when they went to the landfill during what
was advertised as open hours, they found the
place closed. Perhaps these two facts are re-
sponsible for the huge amounts of trash and
garbage bags lining the area of Snake Cay
OUTSIDE the gate to the landfill.
"Are the persons responsible for the
contract for the landfill sufficiently knowl-
edgeable about how to operate a landfill?"
is the question many people are asking.
Would it not be a good idea for the Minis-
ter of the Environment and the Minister of
Health to be invited to visit Abaco and be
taken on a tour of Murphy Town, Dundas-
Town, Marsh Harbour and Spring City and
possibly other areas ending at the landfill
so that they can see first hand the serious
problems which have already arisen and
which will only get worse.
To add insult to injury there is now a car
graveyard springing up near the entrance
to the Capt. Earnest Dean Highway which
visitors to Winding Bay as well as locals
have to look at every time they pass. This
situation needs nipping in the bud before it
gets any bigger.
There are, of course, many people who
are very concerned about keeping their en-
vironment clean, and they are a blessing.
The others who have no concern for the
state of their surroundings need to wake
up before it is too late. We all know that
the economy is suffering, and soon every-
one is going to feel it even if they have not
done so already. Visitors bring money to
the island which helps us all survive, but
visitors are becoming fewer and will be-
come more choosy where they spend their
money if they can afford to save up for a
vacation at all. If all they see on Abaco is
garbage and stray dogs, they are going to
choose some place else to go. We have had
it lucky as we are so close to the United
States. But when Cuba opens its doors
before long, we are going to feel it even
worse. Everyone needs to do what he can
to provide the cleanest, nicest surroundings
to attract visitors and provide the best and
friendliest possible service to those who
may still come. Let's clean up the mess
so that people can enjoy all the wonderful
natural beauty of mainland Abaco as well
as all our cays.
Local Gov. From Page 12
14th. On the agenda were the financial
report, the beautification of Front Street,
garbage collection in Marsh Harbour and
the Mud and the installation of the street
signs in Marsh Harbour and Spring City.
The opposition to the proposed traffic
light at K&S Auto Service by Mr. Percy
Albury was discussed, and it was agreed
to approach Mr. Albury again since most
of the members thought the light was ur-
gently needed. Another road matter was
also agreed upon during the meeting: the
installation of a flashing light to remind
motorists to respect the speed limit in the
school zone on Don MacKay Boulevard
during the hours when school was opening
Administrator Cephas Cooper informed
the committee that he had met with the Su-
perintendent of Police to address the debris
falling from trucks taking trash to the Snake
Cay landfill. More than 120 bags of trash
were collected along the road to Snake Cay
during the holiday season and another 50
since then. The police has agreed to check
that people utilizing that road will have
their vehicles properly covered. It was sug-
gested to fine people who did not abide by
that regulation after February 1st.
Mr. Colon Curry requested financial
aid from Council to assist with increasing
the road clean-up from monthly to weekly
contracts. It was brought out that Coun-
cil takes care of the road from the airport
roundabout to Snake Cay. The decision
was make to ask Council to include S.C.
Bootle Highway as well starting at South
Side Road. The proposition will be submit-
ted to Council.
The street cleaning contracts in Marsh
Harbour were mentioned with the mem-
bers agreeing to approach the workers to
make sure they did the job thoroughly.
The lack of garbage collection in certain
areas was resolved by asking that a letter
be sent to the contract holder reminding
him that every street in Marsh Harbour
needed to have garbage pick-up. Mr. Coo-
per suggested to assign a garbage portfolio
to one of the members since it was such an
Mr. Cooper then reviewed the bud-
get with the members and asked them to
prepare a budget for recurrent and capi-
tal expenditure which is due in February.
Members agreed to get together before the
next Committee meeting to discuss various
Mr. Thompson will organize equipment
and materials and suggested that members
of Spring City and Marsh Harbour get to-
gether to start installing 51 signs in Marsh
Harbour and 17 signs in Spring City.
Mr. Curry requested financial assistance
for the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo
group which is to parade on February 21st.
He was allocated $500.
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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian
North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Passenger who were travelling on the
Pinder's Ferry Service that provides service
between McLean's Town on Grand Bahama
and Crown Haven on Little Abaco were
given a scare when their boat began to ex-
perience technical problems in the middle
of nowhere. This situation left passengers
stranded, devastated and frustrated as the
boat began. The passengers on the boat got
stuck in the creek moments after departing
the dock in McLean's Town. After transfer-
ring to another boat, the next boat got stuck
in the channel due to low tide. Passengers
left Grand Bahama at 5 p.m. and didn't dock
on Abaco until 11 p.m.
Passengers voiced their opinion once
more about the ferry service. Some con-
cerns that the passengers have are that the
boats have no lights, no visible life jackets
and that their safety is not top priority to
the company. Passengers want to see im-
provement. The rates continue to increase,
but the service is getting worse. Over and
over stories of break-downs and boat diffi-
culties are happening. Passengers are often
left stranded on the banks.
How long must this situation continue?
How do we get help? Who do we seek to
correct this situation? Who is in charge to
supervise these public transportation ves-
sels? Will it take a disaster or fatality for
change to come? The questions are yet to
be answered and the answers are desper-
ately needed. Clearly the government and
responsible officials must ensure that this
ferry service delivers better service to their
customers and travels their route safely for
the best interest of their customers. For too
long some passengers feel they have had to
put up with conditions that they claim are
ridiculous and unsafe and they feel the time
has arisen for change to come. Passengers
are calling on someone to intervene before
something more serious happens.
The Abundant Living Walk Aerobics
Club is back in operation. The public is
invited to join the club on Monday to Sat-
urday except Wednesday to walk away
the pounds. The club meets on Monday to
Friday at 7 p.m nightly and on Saturday
mornings at 6 a.m. This year a healthy
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Martha Stewart visited
The renowned talk show host and de-
signer of many home and household prod-
ucts paid a courtesy visit to the community
of Treasure Cay. She arrived here on the is-
land in the late part of December and spent
a few days on the island visiting friends.
The visit was a private one; however, she
was spotted a few times in public places.
Residents who had the opportunity to speak
with her were happy for the opportunity
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It's that time again for golfers to get
ready for the big tee off at the Treasure
Cay golf course. Two major tournaments
will be held at the course on January 31st
and February 7th. The Annual Rotary Club
Golf Tournament will be held on January
31. Each year for the past five years Ro-
tarians and invited guests have participated
in the event that has been very successful.
The Abaco Insurance Agency has been
hosting its annual golf tournament at the
Treasure Cay golf course for many years.
Golfers are invited to be a part of the excit-
ing event. The grand prize for the tourna-
ment in past years has been a vehicle. This
year's tournament will be held on February
7th. A special lunch reception is held each
year at the Spinnaker Restaurant for the
North Abaco Festival
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race Committee once again
thanks the public for supporting them as
they raise funds to host another exciting
Summer Festival and Power Boat Race.
The Committee hosts fish fries on every
Sunday evening at the Treasure Cay ferry
dock to defray expenses that the committee
will face to host its 4th Annual Summer
Festival and Power Boat Race. Each year
the committee works tirelessly to bring
new ideas and add new activities to accom-
modate the supporters of the festival.
Treasure Cay Sporting Club
It's time again when the under 10 boys
of the Treasure Cay Sporting Club travel
to Grand Bahama to participate in the Pri-
mary School basketball tournament. Coach
Godfrey Rolle and his team will partici-
pate in games on the island among boys
from private and public institutions. Last
year the boys were very successful in the
tournament and finished as the first run-
ner-up. This year the team is hoping to win
the tournament and bring the trophy home.
The community of North Abaco wishes the
group the best as they strive for the goal.
Softball is alive in North Abaco
Softball games are hosted weekly at
the softball stadium by Sherlin Bootle
High School. Young men from the age of
12 gather at the field to play. The junior
league is supervised by Mr. Nigel Bootle
and games begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday nights. The games are a con-
tinuation to the softball league that played
all through the summer. The kids are very
enthusiastic about the league and look for-
ward to the games. The games provide
positive activities for the children to keep
them out of trouble.
Basketball Camp is back
The yearly Treasure Cay Sporting Club
is ready to go once again with basketball.
Coach Godfrey Rolle is calling all young
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boys and teenagers in the Treasure Cay
area to be a part of the club. This is an
excellent way for children to interact so-
cially but more importantly build character
skills. The club also provides scholarship
for the boys, giving them the opportunity
to attend school off the island and further
their basketball skills and education skills.
Quite a few young men in the area have al-
ready got scholarships and were able to ex-
cel academically and athletically. The club
meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 10
a.m. and Sunday evenings at 3 p.m. The
club also has a girls' teams who practices
on Saturday evenings at 4 p.m. An invita-
tion is also extended to the young ladies of
the community to come.
S.C. Bootle Congratulates
The principal and staff of S. C. Bootle
High School congratulate 27 students who
made the honor roll during the 2008 Christ-
mas Term. Those students include Grade
7: Jasmine Taylor, Aimee Cooper, Kristen
Moss and Keivaugn Lakeman; Grade 8:
Terranise Taylor, Sherrie Romer, Rose-
mika Charles, Precious Rolle, Andquone
Burrows, Ashley Murray, Wilner Chery,
Brittney Sands and Savannah Coope; Grade
9: Oriscia Clarke, Terry Hilaire, Tama-
rah Rolle and Rokia Russell; Grade 10:
Kyvonne Lopez, Darian Lightbourne and
Charo Williams; Grade 11: Anya Mills
and Jaquel McIntosh; Grade 12: Julianna
Doute, Elaine Fenenlus, Ivnisha Russell,
Inderia Culmer and Trenair Delancy.
Kettlyne Dorsca, who is studying pre-
medicine as a major and nursing as a minor
in Puerto Rico on a scholarship, is doing
well. She is presently getting some hands-
on practice this semester and is getting the
opportunity to put into action what she has
been studying. She had a very successful
last semester and continues to work hard
to maintain her scholarship by up keep-
ing a GPA of 3.0 or higher. She gradu-
ated from the Sherlin Bootle High School
in 2007 as Valedictorian and has since then
been studying abroad on a full scholarship
where she has worked hard. She is grate-
ful for the opportunity to be studying in
another country that gives her a chance to
perfect her Spanish. She hope to return to
the Bahamas upon completion of her stud-
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Term in Review
The family of the Sherlin Bootle High
School had a semester filled with excite-
ment. The school has a number of out-
The outstanding performances in the
BJC and BGCSE examination
The honor roll achievers have been
Students achieving 2.0 GPA has in-
creased by 50 percent.
The leasing of the Tuck Shop has
proven to be a fruitful venture
Improvement to the school website,
which allows parents and students to be in-
formed of happenings at the school
A Thanksgiving Service allowed the
school to be a blessing to many of the
churches and elderly in the community.
The success of the Miss Sherlin Boo-
tle Pageant and Talent Show hosted by the
graduating class of 2009.
The annual award ceremony sponsored
by Treasure Cay Limited
Treasure Cay Resort adopted the school
at and has played a dynamic role in many
of the accomplishments at the school. It's
clear to say that this year was a great year
at the school thus far.
Special thanks are extended to the Trea-
sure Cay Resort & Marina Limited and all
other organization and business, concerned
residents and parents who contributed to
the success of the school year thus far. We
couldn't accomplish what we did without
your support and assistance.
El Shaddai Christian Academy
El Shaddai Christian Academy in Trea-
sure Cay will host its first Pasta and Pizza
Day for 2009 on January 30th. We will be
selling a variety of pizza, lasagna, and a
variety of fettuccine dishes. Lunch will be-
gin serving at 11 a.m. We are inviting the
public to come down. For further informa-
tion please drop by the school or contact
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The public is also invited to purchase a
pre-valentine luncheon at the El Shaddai
Christian Academy on February 13th. On
the menu is stuffed Cornish hens or prime
rib. A complimentary slice of cheesecake
will be served with every meal and a hid-
den surprise. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost of tickets is $15
and can be purchased from the school or
from members of the PTA board.
& Convenience Store
If you're looking for a sexy, classy or
sophisticated yet affordable outfit to wear
to your next event, look no more as Dia-
mond's Boutique has heard your cries. It
caters to sexy, elegant, classy and sophisti-
cated women and providing the latest kicks
and wears for men of style. Diamond's
Boutique os now open in the community
of Fire Road and is offering men's and
women's clothing, shoes, beauty products
and accessories. Diamond's caters to the
whole woman and man providing accesso-
ries such as bags and belts and jewelry to
match the lovely outfits. It also carries a
wide variety of weaves and other beauty
products including make-up and hair care
products. Adjacent to the boutique is a
convenient store that carries a large variety
of household items, grocery and cleaning
products. Stop by Diamond's Boutique and
Marine Service Center
The Cooper's Town Marine Service
Center is now open, located on the sea-
side of Cooper's Town at the southern end
of the front street. The center provides
fuel and other essential items for cars and
boats. Adjacent to the service is a sweets
and treats center that serves ice cream,
candies, soft drinks and other treats. The
service station has been providing service
to the Cooper's Town area for a number of
years but has recently undergone renova-
tions after being closed for a few years. Its
operating hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 11
p.m. on Fridays and on Sundays from 7
a.m. until 11 and 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Savannah's Hot Dog Stand & Delight in
Fire Road is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
on Fridays and Saturdays. It offers a vari-
ety of homemade delights and treats such
as their famous dyno balls, corn poppers,
grand slam chicken, pizza on a stick, the
ripper hot dog, corn dog and the dyno
blaster. These are all specially made at the
snack shop on site. It also carries specially
Annual Week of
Fasting and Prayer
The Full Gospel Assembly family host-
ed its annual week of prayer and fasting
on January 5th through the 9th. Members
and followers gathered nightly for prayer
and praise. On January 9th the week cli-
maxed with an all night prayer meeting
from dusk to dawn that featured mini-ser-
mons and exhortations. The church has
hosted this week dedicated to prayer for
the past decade and this year has seen
much growth. The church's watch word
for 2009 is to evangelize and reach out to
the lost souls in the community. Senior
Pastor Stafford Symonette has declared
that already they are seeing a reaping of
United Outreach Services
The church families of End Time Har-
vest, Revival Time Pentecostal, Crown
Haven, and New Hope Baptist Church
teamed up to host their annual united out-
reach services. The services were held in
the park in Mount Hope. People came to-
gether to praise and worship the King of
Kings and Lord of Lords. The Word was
proclaimed and souls were set free during
Sound the Alarm
Cities of Refuge Non-Denomination and
Restoration Ministries invites the public to
join the members on February 9th to 13th
for the Sound the Alarm Conference 2009.
Guest speakers for this event include Dr.
Shauna Wooten of Real Life Ministries in
Tennessee and Prophet Remington Rolle of
Faith, Hope and Charity Ministry Interna-
tional in Nassau, who is known throughout
The Bahamas as the youngest preacher, be-
ginning his ministry at the age of three. The
venue for this event will be at the Treasure
Cay Primary Park and the Treasure Cay
Community Center. Services will begin
nightly at 7:30 p.m. The year 2009 has
been declared the year of birth. You are
invited to join host Pastor Bridgette Mills
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and the guest speakers in these services.
The Outreach Committee of Full Gos-
pel Assembly and their affiliate will host
an outreach service on February 1 on the
Don Corbett Court in Treasure Cay. The
service is a continuation of a ministry that
was begun after the death of Wensil LaRo-
da and is headed by his father. The goal of
the ministry is to take the message of salva-
tion to the lost and hurting in our commu-
nity and to give them hope. The services
will be held the first Sunday of each month
and location and speakers will vary. The
committee also conducts walk-abouts and a
door-to-door prayer ministry. They are in-
viting the public to join them on February
1st for a hand-clapping and foot-stomping
Holy Ghost time.
Young Adult Social Meetings
Min. Chuck Sawyer and his team are
holding weekly meetings at Full Gospel
Assembly for young people who are strug-
gling with issues. Every Friday at 7:30
p.m. Min. Sawyer and his team discuss and
analyze everyday issues that young Chris-
tians are faced with. The sessions provide
an intimate worship experience with God.
Bible study is held during the session al-
lowing attendees to search the Scriptures.
December 20th, 2007, was a day for
wedding in Treasure Cay as one couple
changed vows. Mr. Fetty Arnestine and
Ms. Dulcie Vilsaint were wedded at the
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Full Gospel Assembly of God Church. A
beautiful reception followed at the couple's
residence in Sand Banks.
The community of North Abaco con-
gratulates Mrs. Terecce Bootle Bethel,
who has successful completed her training
and is now qualify to fill the post of an Is-
land Administrator. A former teacher at the
Sherlin Bootle High School and a daughter
of our own Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bootle,
she began her studies in the summer of last
year and was sworn in on January 7th in
Nassau. The communities of North Abaco
her on her accomplishment.
Accident Victim is
grateful for life
Mr. Mark Russell was traveling north
on the Sherlin Bootle Highway near Trea-
sure Cay when his car hit a utility pole and
literally wrapped around it. The accident,
however, brought no serious injuries to
him but the victims were airlifted to New
Providence for further medical care at the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Mr. Russell is most grateful to be alive
and is thankful that God saw it fit to spare
his life. He sees the circumstances of the
accident as a blessing and a leaning experi-
ence where he proved the faithfulness of
God. His testimony is a touching one and
he is sharing it with all whom he comes
into contact with. We are also thankful to
the Master that you are still here. We are
praying for you. Mr. Russell and his wife
Andrea are the owners of Russell's Family
Fashion located on Don MacKay Boule-
vard in the B & L Plaza.
Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh were
overjoyed by the birth of their baby boy
Prince Judah. On January 18th family and
friends joined the couple at the Full Gos-
pel Assembly Church in Treasure Cay for
the christening ceremony. The ceremony
was followed by a reception at the couple's
residence. Congratulations to the McIntosh
family on the birth of Prince.
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Mr and Mrs. Roderick Strachan and
family woufdlike to extend heartfelt grati-
tude andappreciationfor the outpouring of
love andkindexpressions of sympathy, your
continuous prayers, support, visits, forafar-
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The second man wanted by police in
connection with the murder of Vincent
Xilma turned himself in to police on Abaco
on January 6. Vincent Zilma was gunned
down near his house in the Mud. Harry
Pierre Paul, 22, of the Mud was accom-
panied by his attorney. The police had
been searching for him for more than two
weeks. He was arraigned in Marsh Har-
bour's Magistrates Court.
Vincent Zilma was fatally shot on De-
cember 22 when he was near his house.
Mr. Jackson Joseph, also of the Mud, was
arraigned in connection with his murder on
December 24. The victim's house was set
on fire after Zilma was shot.
A preliminary inquiry for both suspects
will be held on April 22.
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Contact Tara @ 475-4395 or bahamagal8@
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
For Sale: Misc. store supplies & counters
& Avon products. Contact 242-445-2498 or
475-7216 or 225-4463 for details
90 Mazda Miata MXS, 177,000 miles, white
w/black interior, 5 speed manual transmission,
recent top. Fun to drive 30 mpg. DUTY PAID
$4800 Tel 242-577-0038, 843-814-7500 US
92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 367-
95 Ford F-150. 4 wheel drive. Asking $6500
02 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3L power stroke
diesel, automatic, 4WD, A/C, power windows
and locks, tool box, etc. Very clean & solid
truck. $21,000 Call Billy 577-6211 or 366-
2806 after 6 pm
02 Kia Sportage. Asking $8500 Phone 366-
05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift,
$9,995. Call 367-2452
07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-359-6354 or
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07 Honda XR650L Less that 2000 miles, af-
termarket exhaust, sprocket, jet-kit, etc. Bike
runs great and is very fast. Located in Hope
Town. Asking $6,500. Call (242) 366-0040
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262
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16' Wahoo 1985 Boston Whaler copy, 70
HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to
bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied
$4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699
Experienced sailor wants to buy small (18'-
30') sailboat, well equipped, in good cond.,
priced for quick sale from motivated seller.
Will also consider purchase of part interest
in same H 365-8076 C 577-6147
17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat in Treasure Cay
17' Boston Whaler w/ trailer. Asking $9,000
Call 367-2895/ 477-5644
1Y.3' apanisn wens Duint 204, 113 Hni
Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033
22' CDM Boat, 96, includes Bimini top, dive
board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh water
tank. Asking $6,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115
24' Glasstream 2007 beautiful like-new hull
for sale, only $28K. See at National Marine in
MI- nr all 577-0534
26' Shamrock w/ Cummins 210 Diesel, RE-
DUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy
cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000
fiNn 366-m0722 r 77-0277
27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900 OBO
Call 577-0004 or email email@example.com
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center console day
express, w/ tower and dive pla tform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or dannv(ymobvmarine.com
28' Bertram SF twin diesel, Port engine needs
work. Have parts to fix. $15,500 Will trade for
open fisherman w/ outboard. Ph. 242-366-2065
31' Tiara, '95, Twin crusaders, sun cover, '07
Raymarine c-80 Color Radar/GPS, Robertson
Autopilot, Icom M127 VHF radio, stereo.
Sleeps four, teak interior, teak/holly sole. A/C
w/heat, head/shower, galley, 5 KW gen, 30
amp shore power, 30 amp battery charger. Well
equipped. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170
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44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $129,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
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The Abaconian February 1, 2009
Beachfront estate on 3.64 acres with
two-1 bedroom cottages and dock.
Lots of space to expand.
$875,000. Ref. AS10889
BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 11,000 sq. ft. lot with electricity. $27,000. Ref. AS11063
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $125,000. AS11061
ELBOW CAY: 15,000 sq. ft. lot with 75 ft. of beach. $299,000. PS10618
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
WALKING STICK WAY: 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to luxury ameni-
ties and views across the Abaco Club. $2,925,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Hall acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
TREASURE CAY: 8 acre parcel on Basin Harbour Cay. $249,000. PS10700
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.5 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1 + acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
- t' tmunity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS: Two adjacent sea view lots totaling 28,317 sq. ft. with
private dock slip in the Abaco Ocean Club. $245,500. PS10664
Waterfront property with a 3 bed-
room main house, cottage, shared
boat dock, and a generator.
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
$550,000. Ref. AS10808
MARSH HARBOUR HOPE TOWN
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Waterfront estate comprising a two
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
velopment with pool and beach. in 2 separate units.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890 $899,000. Ref. PS10645
ELOUW RAYT tLUUW AT
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across 3 bedroom, 3 bath sea view home
from the beach, offering a large pool with access to the Lucayos dock and
and deck space for entertaining, the nearby beach.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665 $798,000. Ref. PS10596
3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home
with well equipped kitchen, wrap-
around deck, and possible dockage.
$1,190,000. Ref. PS10565
Aunt Pat's Bay,
14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 ft. elevations and
amazing views. Commu-
nity dockage. Nearby Tahiti
Beach and Hope Town.
GREAT ABACO CLUB
Rare opportunity to own
this 7,630 sq. ft. canal-
front lot in this gated
amenities include pool,
tennis courts, and beach.
Set on 1 acre, this 2 bedroom sea
view home also offers an apartment.
Community dock just steps away.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10649
GREAT GUANA CAY
Hillside 2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean
view home with high quality finishes,
screened-in porch, and sun deck,
$475,000. Ref. AS10968
Seven unit apartment complex with
four-1 bedroom units and three-2
bedroom units. Excellent investment.
$925,000. Ref. AB156
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$1,000,000. Ref. AS11006
MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY GREAT GUANA CAY
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn- Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal key ocean view home with widow's treat with generator, tools, and utility
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips, vehicle. Near the beach.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,395,000. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648
4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home
with dock pier, brand new decor, and
a spacious covered back porch.
$950,000. Ref. AS10917
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662