Spelling Bee named Abaco's top Speller
First place winner will compete in Nassau
Twenty-one students from seven schools competed on January 29 to be named Abaco's best speller. This was one step toward know-
ing the top national speller who will enter the Howard Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Each of the entrants was presented
with a certificate. In the center front are the winners, Jasmine Taylor, first place and Clydeisha Cornish, second place, both from
S.C. Bootle High School. In third place was Sujith Swarna from Agape Christian School.
The Abaco District of the Department
of Education held a Spelling Bee on Janu-
ary 25. The winner of this spelling bee will
compete in a National Spelling Bee held in
Nassau on March 29 The National winner
will then compete in the Howard Scripps
Spelling Bee to be held in Washington,
D.C. on May 26-28. During this three-day
event the students tour the area and are
hosted at a variety of events.
This year's winner was 11-year-old
Jasmine Taylor, a grade 7 student of S.C.
Bootle High School. Coming in second was
Clydeisha Cornish, also from S.C. Bootle.
She is 12 years old and in grade 8. Third
place went to Sujith Swarna, an 11-year-
old in grade 6 at Agape Christian School.
The competition on Abaco was open to
both government and private schools with
each school sending three participants.
The spelling bee was held at Grace Baptist
Church in Dundas Town. The students had
to be in grade 8 or below and had to be 14
years or younger. A total of 21 students
competed, the youngest of whom was 7
years old. All the students were awarded
Please see Spelling Bee Page 18
Support for ban
By Mirella Santillo
The Department of Marine Resources
has issued a statement outlining proposed
changes to turtle regulations which would
mean that The Bahamas was joining the
majority of the world's countries in ban-
ning turtle fishing and turtle commerce
of any kind. These countries include our
close neighbors, the United States, Mex-
ico and Cuba. The department is propos-
ing that full protection be extended to all
on turtle fishing
marine turtles found in the waters of The
Bahamas, prohibiting the harvesting of all
marine turtles except with the permission
of the Minister for scientific research or
Comments from several fishermen con-
curred to say that most Bahamians caught
turtles for their own consumption and not
Please see Turtles Page 18
I Six became
Chief Immigration officer for Abaco, Mr. Hubert Ferguson, swore in six new citizens
on January 30 in Marsh Harbour. All were of Haitian descent. At the ceremony the
Minister of Immigration, the Hon. Branville McCartney, and the Director of Immigra-
tion, Mr. Jack Thompson, spoke to them, saying that citizenship is the highest honour
a country can bestow on someone. They also spoke of their responsibilities as citizens.
All but one were born in The Bahamas and considered themselves Bahamian even
though they did not have the documents that said so. See page 2 for story.
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Min. Brensil Rolle discussed
Spring City housing
Parliamentary Secretary for Housing, Mr. Brensil Rolle, held a meeting with the
residents of Spring City to discuss the new houses being built in that community. One
hundred houses will be constructed in Phase I of which the first 10 are completed.
Mr. Rolle had with him representatives of Bahamas Mortgage Corporation and other
government agencies and departments. He answered questions and assured the people
that all persons who qualify will be considered for a home. See page 5for story.
Swearing-in ceremony recognizes six new citizens
By Jennifer Hudson
January 30 was a very special day for
six people who became the newest citizens
of The Bahamas at a swearing-in ceremony
held at the Marsh Harbour court room.
Flying in from Nassau for the swearing
in were the Minister of Immigration, the
Hon. Branville McCartney, and the Direc-
tor of Immigration, Mr. Jack Thompson.
All six persons who were sworn in were
under the age of 30 years and of Haitian
descent. Mr. Thompson was happy to show
the other side of the work of the Immigra-
tion Department as he said, "People often
think our only job is to apprehend illegals.
This is a wonderful day in the lives of the
newest citizens and is a wonderful day in
The Bahamas," he commented. "We are
assembled to have sworn in the newest
citizens of our great Bahamaland. Most
of them were born in The Bahamas, have
many years of residency here and have
made quite a journey to this point."
Mr. Thompson praised the work of Min.
McCartney, whom he described as "a dy-
namic, fired-up minister who is about the
people's business and who seeks to bring
services to the people. He has come here
today to perform this task here on Abaco.
We must carry out our mandate. If people
are illegal, we must return them; but if
people want to do the right thing and apply
for citizenship, then they will be the recipi-
ent of good things."
Min. McCartney said that he deemed it
an honour and a privilege on behalf of the
people of The Bahamas to congratulate and
welcome the newest citizens. "Citizenship
is sacred in our country, and the granting of
it is a serious moment. This is the highest
recognition and privilege a government can
bestow on an individual. For those born
here this is long overdue and follows a long
time of uncertainty. They have shown good
character, skills and talents and service
to their community. With the privilege of
citizenship comes obligations such as un-
conditional loyalty, allegiance to the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas, respecting and
upholding the law of the land and contrib-
uting to its social, peaceful and economic
development. Our greatest resource is our
people; a nation is only as strong as its peo-
ple. We need commitment, dedication and
hard work." Mr. McCartney also brought
greetings to the new citizens from Mr. Edi-
son Key, Parliamentary representative for
South Abaco, and congratulated them on
behalf of the citizens of The Bahamas.
During the taking of the oath each new
citizen stood as his/her name was called
and, holding the Bible in the right hand,
swore "to be faithful and bear true alle-
giance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
her heirs and successors according to law
with the help of God." Following this, the
newest citizens along with everyone in the
courtroom, turned towards the Bahamian
flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance
followed by the singing of the Bahamian
At the end of the proceedings the new
citizens stood while the Minister and Island
Administrators congratulated each of them
by shaking hands. They were presented
with their documents.
The six new citizens, Richardson Pata,
Johnny Decius, Agnes Fertil, Robensen
Marurancy, Gecssion Johnassaint and Ali-
cia Reckley, were all very excited that this
day had at last arrived. All except Alicia
Reckley were born in The Bahamas to Hai-
tian parents. Mrs. Reckley was born in Haiti
but came to The Bahamas on a visa, met her
husband and stayed. She has now lived on
Abaco for 15 years and is especially excited
as she has always wanted to vote.
All of the new citizens had to wait vary-
ing amounts of time for their applications
to be processed but on the whole said that
they had found the process to be a smooth
one though drawn out. The only person
who had experienced any real difficulty
was Robenson Marurancy, who has lived
on Abaco for 20 years. He had to travel
to Haiti to get his mother's documents. He
was so eager to apply that he actually got
his documents in just before his 18th birth-
Please see Citizenship Page 22
The new citizens sworn in on January 30 are congratulated by the Minister of Immigra
tion, the Hon. Branville McCartney.
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February 15, 2009
February 15, 2009 The Abaconian
SI Rbahamas.ope Town Specialists Largest Inventory ofProperties
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.
ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3967 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bach, SHEREE'SWAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, powder sand.4 bedrooms.6 baths.fantastic location,
near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. inground pool, fully furnished. $2,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SorhebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Kenry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock on the
South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $ 1,675,000.
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,
3bedl2bath, bonus room, extra lot.$1,300,000. plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SodiebysRealcy.com 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4294
OCEANFRONT MOMMA'S MARLIN 4 bed 2 SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1,900 sq. ft., 2
bath in White Sound on the beach. Open bedroom. 2 bath home. Immaculate condition,
living area. Panoramic Views. $1,225,000. Near Sea Spray Marina and great surf. $865,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 Kerry.Sullivan@SodtebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed
I bath home, art studio attached, hw floors, a/c, in
the settlement of HopeTownVillage. US $800,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449
OCEAN VIEWS UPPER DECK ON BIG POINT
New 3 bed 2 bath with brand new pool. Multi-
decks provide fantastic views. $795,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3928
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath cottage
on large lot, peaceful neighbourhood of North End,
Fantastic views. Was $1,175,000 Now $750,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4390
MARNIE'S LANDING LOT I B 1/2 acre
marina front property, graduating
elevation and private boat slip. $750,000.
;"'', .' UNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4399
HISTORIC HARRISON HOUSE IN HOPE
TOWN 3 bed. 2 bath I minute walk away
from the ocean beach. $595,000.
TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE -WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable
property in Abaco. 5 bedrooms. 6 baths, hangar
and dockage for 80-foot vessel. US$4,850,000.
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1-1OIPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3114 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY, 2 FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
bedroom 2.5 bath. tastefully furnished. Large lot 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
with great views from second floor. $495,000. White Sound. Best deal on the island. $485,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -BOAT
INCLUDED I bed I bath cottage with a dock.
Near Hope Town. Excellent value.$365,000.
Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t242.5572929 t2423673529
Member of the Bahamas MLS
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment Starting at $140,000.
LOTS & ACREAGE
IOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream NEW PRICE Dorros Cove oceanfront & dock slip. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dune NEW PRICE Beach front, great surf! $495,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3945 Dorros Cove -Water views and dedicated dock slip, $279,900. Kerry Sullivan
#2344 Dorros Cove Lot 13 Ocean View and dedicated dock slip. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#3844 Fishing Point hill Building site with shared dock.$200,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. 149,000.Jane Patterson
#4236 Marnie's Landing lot 3C Dock slip and ocean view $679.900. Kerry Sullivan
North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING Ocean View. $370,000.Jane Patterson
North End Lot 66 NEW LISTING -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbl-ushed. $189.000.Jane Patterson
#4044 North End Lot 57 NEW PRICE Oceanfront. $400,000.Jane Patterson
#4395 Sea to Sea 4.95 acre tract south of Sea Spray. $2,400,000, Kerry Sullivan
#4605 Ocean View Subdivison Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799 sqft. $200,000. Bill Albury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island, $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 nearWhite Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500 Jane Patterson
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. 2nd PRICE REDUCTION $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation. 1/2 acre. 2nd PRICE REDUCTION $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. $150,000+. Laurie Schreiner
#4558Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 beachfront lot. $299,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3792 One WaterfronE Acre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MVARSII HARBOUR, LUBBER'S QUARTERS AND TREASURE CAY
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GREEN TURTLE CAY NEW PRICE TRADE WINDS
Island Reach 1. 1, Bedl ..5 Bath, luxury island
bed/l3.5 halhillop home located in beautilirl
ZI h ]Ionmc lerigen 'iunatlc Cay. Oilers a
private dock slip and deep aLtr Clock and in;inity
swiimminBg pool. Lo- pool and holt tub with brcath-
caled o 1/2 acre o"l Inil lng \ vws. A dclsignlr kitchen
land this top of the is cinhallced by Lihe clegacilt opet
line home is ready living/dining room.
fior yolu to mroe in! Priced at $-4,400,000
Priced at $850,000- REF # 6451 Contact: Chris Farrington
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GREEN TURTLE CAY SUTHERLAND HOUSE
rGoldet Palms I lIeautill Th'l s 8 leImIrool W 8 ha Ii it 1risvu
Sea to Sea; cslaIe ]leatilring ] omle lituites spectacular views
o a 3 bed 3 bath main from this Sea to Sea property. The
house and a guesl cotlage estate includes two clocks, a private
that sleeps 8 within 2 hill beach. tniLiiiC'urtlr g~ rilci, a ,15,0(0
hatl is. Includes dock- galday \iaL r mnakcr, boat house
age, 1976( Volkswagen andd a workslholp. Olered corn-
car. 15' boat and a 21 whaler. 'lis home is olttrcd pletely f rniishledand turn key
"turn key" and Crady to ejoiced at e
Offered at $3,400,000 plus 796 closing costsPriced at $5,500,000 Ref# 6596
Contact: Chris Farrington, Contact: Chris Fanington
SUNRISE BAY NEW PRICES! SUNRISE BAY NEW PRICES! KEYS DRIVE
S 1/2 Acre hilltop lot in a
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(;reat views of Tillon, ILub-
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Ih ome close to the heart of
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Sunrise Bay Subdivision- Lot I features 11,140 sq,ft Sunrise Bay Subdivision Lot 33 features 17,352 sq.ft Contact Mailin Sands
of property and is located in a much desired area in of elevated property and runs from road to road and is
Marsh Harbour. This gated upscale community is one of the larger lots in the subdivision. This fantastic
close to town and features underground utilities. A lot is already cleared and ready for building and would SUMMERPLACE Man-O.War Cay
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floor plan, garage, back patio and lanai. A dock slip You can dock your boat only a hop skip and ajump Man-0-Vm" Cay. 2100
in the marina is also included. This offering is being away from your house. sq.li with laundry room,
sold as is. however the building plans are available Sunrise Bay is a fairly new gated subdivision and fea- and inside storage space
for one to see what a well designed home this is and tures upscale homes and is continuing to grow as it is Iandscaped yard with
the option of having a builder finish it to your taste one of the desired areas in Marsh Harbour. fruit trees and hibiscus.
once purchased, Close to all amcnitiecs of
Priced at $ 850,000-RlEF #6450 Priced at $ 425,000--REF #6449 dowmnitomn Man-(-;-War atd the harbour,
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TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks SIMMON'S PLACE NEW LISTING JENCO PLAZA
2 bed, 2 hathl home Wonder ulI commercial Mars]sh Har;bour-
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I in t living space. Sits on ing I comilerciall sparesr onunercial htlliig in
1.4I acres. Property and 2 rental units along a the center of town Ilcatur-
runs fiom highway to Ibumsy touris( strip. At a lill icg 3,570 sq.i anid situ-
Sea-oll-Abaco. 80' of '8.70 sq.f this parl as ated n 20,000 sq.'l ol
water frontage. Peace- great )l>nftial fr niltm property. All spaces ti
lil mid quiet. A must commercial iC tures. rental rented. An ideal
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Contact: Mailin Sands Offered at $630,000 REF #6766 Offered at $ 579,000
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Frolu 8S80,000- 850,000 ge trtor and golf art
Treasure Cay --Rcsidntial iol onuc back lroni he hc:hl. $105,000 gmnage. Each villa has
Green Turtle Estaes-Muti-linly ;ailable.$6O,000 dock slip
Dundas Town- 9000' sq[1 with il 10' the 1corad-$40,00
Bahama Palm Shores Rsidecntial Imit-$150,000 Call Lee Priced from $650,000 -$880,000 Priced at $720,000
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February 15, 2009
Spring City Residents Meet with Housing Officials
By Samantha V. Evans
Many of the residents of Spring City
have been outraged about the new develop-
ment to revitalize their community. Since
the start of the construction several meet-
ings have been held to inform them of the
transformation building plans. On January
29th a team from the Ministry of Hous-
ing and the Mortgage Corporation were on
Abaco to answer questions posed by the
residents. Leading the meeting was Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the Ministry of Hous-
ing, Mr. Brensil Rolle, who represented
the Minister in his absence.
Senior Island Administrator for Abaco,
Mr. Cephas Cooper, thanked all of the
residents for coming and told them that
he is so pleased with the transformation of
this community. He introduced the panel
and invited the residents to address their
concerns to them so that any concerns can
finally be laid to rest.
Mr. Rolle stated that he is anxious to
hear what they have to say and encouraged
them to make any suggestions and to voice
their opinion on what is going on with the
development. He told them that the work-
manship of the contractors is unmatched
throughout The Bahamas and commended
them for the superior work delivered. So
far, Mr. Rolle explained, 55 Spring City
residents have pre-qualified for homes,
but in total more than 270 persons from
across Abaco have pre-qualified for homes
in Spring City. He stated that the purpose
of this meeting was to get an update on is-
sues that came forth at the beginning of this
project. Mr. Rolle and his team did their
best to answer their questions.
Mr. Rolle stated that these first 100
homes are a part of Phase I so he does not
want anyone who wants a home to be dis-
couraged if they are not granted a home in
this first phase. He explained that Phase
II will commence shortly. The rough road
work has already begun. Colin Curry
asked about the availability of commercial
lots and Mr. Rolle stated that there will be
some available in Phase II. There is some
Crown Land at the entrance of Spring City
that persons can apply for that can be used
for commercial purposes as well. Mr. Rolle
added that 240-250 lots will be coming on
stream soon, but the road work has to be
completed first. He further promised to
look into their concerns about an existing
home that is too close to a new road and
the proposed sewer system that still seems
to be upsetting many of the residents who
believe that the sewerage disposal proposed
can affect Abaco's water supply.
Another resident asked Mr. Rolle to in-
vestigate the method being used to approve
homes for Abaconians as information has
surfaced about persons already having
homes being granted Spring City houses.
The person stated that this is unfair as the
homes are supposed to be for first time
homeowners only. Mr. Rolle explained
that he was not aware of this but would
investigate. He stressed that, contrary to
what they may believe, the homes being
built are available to any Abaconian and
not just Spring City residents. Anyone who
qualifies and can meet the down payment
deadline can be approved to receive a low
Mr. David Cartwright from the Mort-
gage Corporation explained the process
each person will have to go through to
qualify for a home loan. The normal re-
quirement is 10 percent down, but they are
prepared to allow persons to put 5 percent
down. However, they encourage interested
persons to make the highest down payment
they can so that their monthly payment can
be low. He further explained that the ap-
plicants must be a Bahamian, at least 18
years of age and working. The Permanent
Secretary, Mr. Melvin Seymour, added
that even if a person meets the qualifica-
tions, this will not guarantee them a home.
They must be prepared and able to pay the
required down payments within two weeks
or the house will be offered to the next per-
son. He stressed to them that too many per-
sons are in need of homes for the Depart-
ment of Housing to reserve empty houses
waiting for people to qualify.
Presently 10 homes are completed, and
they are preparing to assign those keys as
soon as possible. Seymour reiterated that
no homes will be assigned until an appli-
cant meets all requirements. He assured
them that his Ministry will do all they can
to accommodate locals but they (the lo-
cals) have to do what is required of them
to qualify for a home or they will have to
wait until another set of homes become
Also present for the meeting were Hous-
ing Assistant First Secretary, Mr. Litfield
Rolle; Mortgage Corporation representa-
tives Wendy McDonald and Yvette Stew-
art; representatives from the local Housing
and Mortgage Corporation Office, Water
and Sewerage, BEC, BTC, Local Govern-
ment and the other pertinent government
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, Mr. Melvin Seymour, explained to the
residents of Spring City that more houses will be built and that those who do not qualify
now can work to qualify for houses to be built in the future. They must be able to pay the
required down payment withing two weeks of being chosen for an available house.
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Church Service Launches Tourism Week
By Samantha V. Evans
January 23-30 was observed and cel-
ebrated as National Tourism Week across
The Bahamas. The theme for the week fo-
cused on domestic tourism. Most of the ac-
tivities this year took place in the nation's
capital, but on Abaco Tourism staff began
the week with a church service held at
Church of God Dundas Town on January
25. In attendance for the service was the
team from the Ministry of Tourism lead by
acting manager Winsome Ferguson. The
Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco,
Amy Mackay of Forest Heights, read the
Minister's message. In his message Min.
Vincent Vanderpool Wallace stated that
The Bahamas is seen as one of the most
favorable islands of choice because of its
location and the ability of its people to
weather various storms. He encouraged the
people of The Bahamas to prepare them-
selves to make adjustments during these
tough economic times.
The message for the service was deliv-
ered by Bishop Anthony Campbell, who
told the tourism team that they have a big
task ahead of them as the entire world is
feeling the results of the economic pinch.
However, if the industry is to survive this,
it will take all Bahamians changing the way
they do business and the way we all view
this industry. He encouraged them to love
their neighbor and visitors as themselves,
be prepared to serve those who visit The
Bahamas and be courteous to them. The
people need to recapture the warmth and
pleasant attitude that made The Bahamas a
better place to visit.
Rev. Campbell spoke on the topic Per-
fecting the Vision. He began by saying that
looking in the past can fortell the future.
He explained that he remembers when the
Ministry of Tourism was doing so well that
they had lots of money to spend and to host
celebrations but now they cannot afford
to do so anymore. In fact, he encouraged
the staff of Tourism to do what they can to
protect their employment because if Tour-
ism continues to suffer then they can find
themselves out of a job. He stated that vi-
sion is a bridge from the past to the future.
Therefore, they must use this information
to make themselves invaluable to the com-
pany where they work especially during
these tough economic times. However, to
have vision, they must be prepared to make
sacrifices. With vision, this can drive and
motivate them to achieve their dreams.
Rev. Campbell sounded the alarm to the
Bahamian working population stating that
they need to be effective on their jobs be-
cause no job is secure anymore including
government jobs. This will require them
to do assignments and tasks right the first
time. Those persons who have a hidden
agenda need to get their act together and
follow the vision of the company. A major
problem he noted is that many leaders are
sacrificing best for good. It is time to get
beyond this and decide to set a personal
goal to always be at their best. Campbell
gave a final word to leaders who are influ-
enced by cliques, favoritism and unethical
ay of For-
message Amy Mackay
behavior to do away
with prejudicial assign-
ments and practices
but assign their best
employees to be at the
forefront of important
work assignments. The
time is now to prove
one's worth and values
as tough times call for
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News of the Cays
Green Turtle Cay
Dedication of St. Peter's
By Jennifer Hudson
Anglicans and people of many other
denominations came from the length and
breadth of Abaco to fill St. Peter's Angli-
can Church on Green Turtle Cay to over-
flowing on the afternoon of January 25 for
the dedication and consecration of the new
church building by The Most Rev. Drexel
W. Gomez, Former Archbishop of The
West Indies and 12th Bishop of The Baha-
mas (Retired); The Rt. Rev. Laish Z. Boyd,
Bishop of The Bahamas and Turks and Ca-
icos Islands; and The Rev. Dwight H.L.
Rolle, Rector of St. Peter's and St. Anne's
Parishes. Also acting as con-celebrants
were The Rev. Earl A. Hepburn, Rector
of St. John the Baptist and St. Martin Par-
ish; and The Venerable Cornell J. Moss,
Archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and
Rector of the Church of the Ascension.
The service began as the clergy and
servers gathered outside the church for the
laying of the cornerstone. The Archbishop
laid his hands on the cornerstone while
blessing it. Following this the Archbishop
moved towards the door which he blessed
and marked the threshold with the sign of
the cross. The outside doors were opened
and the Archbishop with his attendants
proceeded to the interior doors. As the in-
terior doors opened, a fanfare was heard
and the archbishop proceeded up the aisle
making the sign of his Episcopal blessing
as he passed each pew.
Church lights, floor, roof, fans, air con-
ditioning, stained glass windows, baptismal
font, lectern, pulpit, candelabra, acolyte,
altar torches, altar and pews were all dedi-
cated and sprinkled with holy water in turn.
The life, work and ministry of the faithfully
departed of St. Peter's Anglican Church
were remembered for their contributions.
The service included special selections
by the St. Peter's Youth Choir and Church
Choir and a solo by Ms. Norma Ashe. The
sermon was delivered by The Most Rev.
Gomez, who charged the people "This is
the house of God and you must look after
it." He warned that while Bahamians like
to have nice buildings, they are lax in tak-
ing care of them after a while."
The new Bishop, Fr. Laish Boyd, told
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thing, but the people are the jewels. Al-
though they now have a new building, they
must have a heart with God in it as that's
more important. A church is just a build-
ing, but the people are its jewels.
After the service the congregation enjoyed
a time of fellowship and refreshment.
St. Peter's Anglican Church is the oldest
Anglican Church on Abaco. The original
building was destroyed by the devastating
1932 hurricane. Since the destruction of
the original building, services were held in
the Sunday School building most of which
was demolished to make way for the new
church building. It has been many years
in the planning though, according to one
church member, it has been talked about
and longed for for the past 30 or more
years. The new sanctuary was built on the
original foundation with gothic windows
and doors so that it looks as much like the
original building as possible. The only ma-
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w.e must rise to meet our challenges
Abaco has gone through many periods
of tough times and adversity since first
settled in 1783 but with perseverance and
drive, the inhabitants have overcome many
obstacles. The new arrivals at Carleton
Point, near our present day Treasure Cay,
had to quickly learned the value of boiled
However, with motivation and determi-
nation they managed to build and launch
the 21-ton sloop Huaibras within two years
of their arrival. In their third year, their
constructed and launched the 155-ton ship
Ulysees. By 1788 history records that five
Abaco cargo vessels were in the Nassau
harbour. Abaco's new residents were mak-
ing their mark despite all the hardship they
had to endure.
We are not sure who was promoting
Abaco in the United States, but four of our
present towns are believed to have been es-
tablished during these early years: Marshes
Harbour in 1784, Green Turtle Cay, Hope
Town and Cherokee in 1785.
Shipbuilding was an early industry suc-
cessfully pursued for nearly 200 years.
Abaco shipwrights were soon recognized
for their ability to convert the forest into
hardy sailing vessels. Conventional ship-
building ended in 1963 when the Esperanto
was launched by Uncle Will on Man-O-
War Cay. That sailboat, now named the
Wm. H. Albury, is a familiar sight on our
The traditional boatyards found in Man-
O-War began migrating to boat repair and
maintenance instead of boat construction.
By switching to repair work, a larger cli-
entele is served, and the railway or yard
was not tied to one mammoth project for
months on end. Besides, there is no end to
the need for repair and maintenance work
as our salty environment toke its toll.
Edwin's Boat Yard on Man-O-War
ventured in fiberglass boat construction
in 1977 or 1978 and built 15 or 20 boats
in the next three years, offering 18-foot
and 23-foot models. With Edwin's death,
fiberglass construction stopped, and the
yard reverted to boat repairs and routine
Willard Albury began making out-
board-powered fiberglass runabouts on the
Man-O-War waterfront in 1984 and his
facility continues to this day. In fact, his
boats have been so successful that the hull
was licensed for reproduction to a firm in
Riviera Beach, Florida. The Albury Bros.
boats are now made on Man-O-War Cay
and in Florida. Abaco's boat building tra-
dition is well founded on Man-O-War.
Our tourism began in the early 1960s
with minuscule numbers. Visitor arrivals
began increasing in earnest in the 70s, both
by air and sea. Many of the air arrivals
had to have a boat. The demand by visitors
drove the rental boat market to expand.
Abaco's rental boats may now exceed the
number of rental cars available.
Additionally, many of our second ho-
meowners require a boat. Three factors
drove their boating needs. Some island lo-
cations need a boat for access. For others,
a boat allowed the owners to better enjoy
the area while a few required a boat as it
represented the fulfillment of their second
home experience. But all of these boats
require care: they continually try to sink,
batteries go dead, they are subject to dam-
age in rough weather, bottoms need con-
stant repainting and they are affected by a
multitude of other ills.
In the owner's absence, storage of their
boats on land is the best option at least
boats do not sink while ashore. The in-
crease in the number of boats permanently
here is evident when looking at our many
boat storage yards. Every year more boats
are put ashore and more small boat yards
appear. Many of the smaller yards manage
with simple tractors and trailers capable of
hauling and launching boats up to the 30-
Several Abaco boatyards have invested
in the heavy travel-lifts capable of lifting
and storing yachts from 30-feet to 60-feet
or larger. At least one yard has invested
in vertical storage racks and a companion
forklift capable of lowering or retrieving a
boat over a seawall.
Our maritime tradition and superb
cruising area are complimented by several
quaint island settlements. The combination
has proven to be a boat owner's paradise.
Although The Bahamas is an extensive ar-
chipelago, none of the major islands enjoys
the extensive yet protected boating area
seen on Abaco.
With the current stress to the economy,
both here and abroad, many of those serv-
ing our boating interests are not sure of
their immediate future. Registrations for
fishing tournaments appear to be much
lower than previous years, and many mari-
nas are well below their occupancy levels
of last year.
Many factors may be causing this down-
The recent high cost of fuel which is
somewhat lower now
The $300 cruising permit
Insurance issues with large boats in-
Financial stress by the boat owners,
causing them to curtail vacation travel
Even those coming by air who would
normally rent a boat locally appear to be
enjoying the area without a boat.
Abaco's marine tourism leads the nation
with the most:
rental outboard boats
live-aboard charter boats
full service boat yards
storage yards with minimal services
waterfront restaurants and hotels ca-
tering to boat owners
Substantial employment results from
these marine-oriented facilities, and the
jobs created are an important component
of the Abaco economy. A downturn in
boating traffic will send ripples through
our economy. Marinas which were not en-
thusiastic about sailboats a year ago now
embrace them with open arms.
Three or four years ago fishermen con-
vinced government that all their problems
stemmed from foreign boats abusing their
stay here. Fishing 00DD regulations were
quickly implemented which created much
hardship and ill will for marine tourism
throughout The Bahamas. A subsequent
change of government brought revised
rules which have been more acceptable.
Government sometimes enacts measures
to satisfy a perceived problem or to pro-
tect Bahamian interests without a good un-
derstanding of the entire situation. 00DD It
is easy to to feel that our problems result
from the actions of others when it is not
entirely that way.
For 200 years Abaco people have used
their initiative, drive and motivation to
survive and prosper using the available
resources the island provided. Times have
changed, but the drive and initiative still
exist. The task now confronting our diverse
marine industry is how to coax and con-
vince visitors to resume travel here and en-
joy an Abaco boating experience. We must
come together to find ways of reversing this
downward trend and enticing more boating
visitors to our area. This may require a
working partnership with government.
We feel that government will be open
to considering well thought-out strategies
to improve the situation and hopefully will
provide appropriate measures to ensure the
continued health of our marine interests.
Setteks to the gdttok
Cruising Permit Rules
My wife and I began coming to Abaco
many years ago and chartered boats from
the various charter companies and loved
this area. We now are retired and own a
foreign-registered vessel that acts as our
second home that has been here for three
years this year. Under the current cruising
permit rules I must exit the country and re-
turn to start my next three-year cycle. Over
the last year I stored my boat in Green
Turtle for the summer, had the bottom of
the boat repainted before I launched it, had
the Marsh Harbour Boat Yard install a new
engine in the boat and purchased two new
boat batteries from a local business. I stay
at one of the local marinas while I'm here,
fly my children in each winter for a va-
cation and they stay in a hotel. They like
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to dive so they go diving with one of the
local dive shops. I rent an outboard boat
from one of the local rental companies for
the kids' vacation so they can run around
and see everything. We eat out at restau-
rants quite a bit, shop at the local grocery
stores, etc. My estimated expenditures in
The Bahamas over the past year has been
approximately $40,000 (yes $40,000)! The
longer my boat is allowed to stay here the
more we support the local economy, but
yet I'm told I must leave because my three
years are up.
If we leave and return, our price for a
cruising permit would be $300 for the next
year. If we stay, our price would be $500
besides all of the residual economic ben-
efits to the local economy as I noted above.
If we are forced to leave, we will store our
boat in Florida, and I guess all of the re-
sidual economic benefits of storage, repair
and re-supplying the boat will benefit the
I have several friends who are also in
this same situation that are also confused
about the overall economics of this rule/
law. If we are allowed to continue to stay
here, the Bahamian economy benefits. As
we get older, many of us finally become
second homeowners and continue to sup-
port the economy until we pass away. The
cycle continues because in some cases our
children will probably keep the family
second home since we all enjoy our time
In the current issue of The Abaconian we
see that another 150-slip marina is planned
for Lynyard Cay besides the new 150-slip
marina at Baker's Bay. So it appears that
The Bahamas recognizes the economics of
the boating tourist. I'm not sure how long
this rule/law has been in place, but maybe
it's time for a review since boating/cruis-
ing and the use of boats as second homes
has continued to evolve over the years, es-
pecially in this area.
Would someone with tourism, customs,
financial or the right government agency
please respond to the logic for this rule/
ATV's pose a threat
Just a few years ago Bahama Palm
Shores was remote and sparsely populated.
It has now developed into a full subdivision
with 78 homes so far.
Of course, with the larger population
many of the ills and advantages follow
along. We now have amenities such as
power, phone and the internet. But we also
have some troubling, even threatening,
The current problem comes as a result of
uncontrolled use of four wheel ATV's on
the roads and beaches. On weekends these
vehicles power along our streets in groups
of two or three at speeds approaching 50
or 60 miles an hour with the accompany-
ing ear splitting noise, exhaust fumes and
clouds of dust. They also race on the beach
post our homes both day and night.
It appears that certain people bring their
vehicles from Marsh Harbour solely to race
in the area. Perhaps they are not aware that
this is no longer a remote, sparsely popu-
lated settlement and that the disturbance
they cause is serious.
The situation is near critical and some-
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More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 7
Bar and Grill on Guana Cay planned to
bring in the Barefoot Man from the Cay-
man Islands to perform his witty, tropical
melodies. Barefoot Man would team up
with Bahamian musician Stone McEwan,
and this event would be merged with the
already popular Sunday Pig Roast. The
rest is Guana Cay history. Six years and
nine concerts later the annual Barefoot
Man Beach Concert has become one of the
Abaco's biggest sing-a-long dance parties,
annually drawing hundreds of visitors and
This year Nippers is taking the beach-
fiesta even further with a three-day sun
splash that will start March 6th at 12 noon.
Stone McEwan and his band will start the
event followed by the Barefoot Man, Sea
n B and Earl Lapierre from Trinidad on
the steel pan-drum. On March 7th Earl will
be performing from noon till late that eve-
ning. Then it's a lower key "unplugged"
version of the Barefoot Man with Sea n B
in Nippers new enclosed dining facility. On
March 8th Nippers features two Bahamian
bands Stone McEwan and his group along
with the Fire and Goat Peppers Band and,
of course, the ever popular pig roast.
"Abaco is my second home," says the
Barefoot Man. "We just love it here and
our annual visit is the highlight of our
Barefoot's latest CD entitled Barefoot's
Bahamas Best will be released the concert
weekend at Nippers. For more information
call Nippers at 242-365 5143 or www.
Man-O-War held Fun Day
By Mirella Santillo
Man-O-War is eagerly preparing for its
first Sojer Day, a heritage festival, home-
coming event which will take place on
April 4th. An organizing committee was
formed last year and the first fund rais-
ing was launched in form of a bake sale /
cook-out which was held on January 31st,
took place at
the venue of
O -War s
second hom- Abaco for Grade 3.
community Felicia Roberts ofthe Man-
O-War Primary School
was very was given special recog-
nition as having the high-
est overall GLAT score on
Abaco for Grade 3.
eowners alike in spite of chilly weather.
By late morning tables had been set by
committee member Arthur Elden and were
covered with mouth-watering pastries and
cakes, such as pumpkin and chocolate
cakes, fudge, rice crispy treats, cookies,
guava pastry, brittles and more. Savory
items were ready to compliment to hot
dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grills
under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Ann Pley-
dell- Bouverie and Mr. Peter Sweeting.
Soon the field was lined with golf carts
and a steady flow of residents patronized
the tables manned by Mrs. Chana Albury,
Mrs. Elizabeth Key,
Mrs. Mandy Sands,
Mrs. Carmen Newton
and Mrs. Crissy Elden,
all members of the or-
"We were very
pleased with the crowd
and are grateful for the
support," said Mrs.
Sands. She was sup-
ported in her remark by
Mrs. Albury, who com-
mented that there was
never a huge crowd but
a steady flow of people
gathering at the food
tables. Two hours after
the opening hardly any Five students fro
food was left, but "face ed with awards f
painting" was still go- levels last school
ing strong at Mrs. Neti- 2; Felicia Rober
ca Roberts' station. Behind are Faith
Another Man-O-War grade 5. They
resident and Sojer Day grades last school
organizer, Jeremy Sweeting, explained the
entertainment planned for the festival which
will showcase the history and the heritage
of Man-O-War. The cay is renowned for
its boat building and the home of a famed
builder, William H. Albury will be opened
for visits with his tools on display. There
will be tours of several other homes and
historical landmarks will be acknowl-
edged. Demonstrations of old ways, such
as tool sharpening, sculling and rope mak-
ing, will be held and the Methodist Church
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'm Man-O-War Primary School were present-
or achieving the highest marks for their grade
'year. In front are Kalina Weatherford, grade
ts, grade 3; and Giavanna Manni, grade 4.
h Malone grade 6, and Brandon Weatherford,
were awarded as most outstanding in their
The concert by the Barefoot Man is eagerly anticipted by visitors and residents alike. His
popular Caribbean music is always a hit. This year the concert has been expanded to be
a three-day event. The Barefoot Man's home is the Cayman Islands where he performs
with the Sea n B band. He is bringing them along this year as well as Earl Lapierre from
Trinidad, who is great on the steel drum. Shown here are Earl, Barrie Quappe of Sea n
B, the Barefoot Man and Chuck Quappe of the Sea n B band.
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A New Band In Town
Fire and the Goat Peppers is a young
band making a name for itself around
Marsh Harbour. Formed about six months
ago, it is already well established with
an ever growing repertoire of Bahamian
songs, classic and alternative rock, reggae,
alternative jazz and golden oldies.
The band now consists of four mem-
bers but actually began with only three.
In June of last year three young lads -
John Ross Pinder, Daniel Higgs and
Christopher Dexter Sawyer got togeth-
er to have fun making music. Their very
first "gig" was at the Heritage Festival
on Green Turtle Cay. Then they were
asked to play for the Friends of the Envi-
ronment Benefit Auction at Pete's Pub in
Little Harbour to fill in while singer/gui-
tarist James Malone took a break. This
was a very serendipitous meeting for all
concerned. The four of them decided to
try making music together right then and
there, and everything just clicked. "They
were so quick at picking up my songs, all
I had to do was tell them the key, and we
meshed together so well that we did eight
or nine songs together that evening," said
James. It was such a good blend that the
four immediately decided to make it per-
manent and that was the birth of Fire and
the Goat Peppers which took its name
from the fact that James's nickname is
The band auctioned themselves off at the
fund raiser that evening and were snapped
up by a second homeowner who purchased
them to play for a party. Another of their
first performances was for a Rotary Club
party. "We knew then that everyone liked
us because they were all smiling," said
John Ross. They now have a regular en-
gagement at Snappas every Saturday and
"Fire" also sings and plays guitar every
All of the band members are self taught
and John Ross was previously drummer
with the New Entry Band. They practice
faithfully twice a week at the One Stop
Boat Shop near the entrance to Bahama
Coral Isles where, fortunately, there are no
neighbours to complain about their peace
being disturbed. With the three original
members being so young, it means there
will of necessity be some changes due to
departures for college. Daniel Higgs, for-
mer bass player, is already away at college
so Bruce Sawyer, in order to fill the gap,
changed from guitar to bass learning very
quickly within the space of two weeks.
Dexter, who plays lead guitar will be going
away to school in May so the band is in the
Please see Central Page 17
93rd birthday is celebrated at Cybil's House
Ms. Dolly Roberts, in the wheelchair on the right, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Janu-
ary 12. She is a seventh generation descendant of Wyannie Malone who lived most of
her life in Cherokee Sound. She is now at Sybil's House in Dundas Town. Mrs. Nancy
Higgs, who visits the elderly there each week, organized a birthday party for her. Her
friend, Doris Lowe, also from Cherokee Sound, enjoyed the party as well. Those standing
behind are Emily Bethel, Mary, Margaret Laroda, Madge Bethel, Nancy Higgs, Carol
Malone, Bernice Albury and Carolyn Lowe. A group of these women goes to the home
every couple of weeks to visit with the four residents there.
The Fire and Goat Peppers Band is a young enthusiastic group who love to make music.
They perform regularly at Snappas in Marsh H arbour. They are John Ross Pinder, Dex-
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Central From Page 10 Peppers Band all have daytime jobs: James Murphy Town is the bulk of the re-forestation of Murphy
Malone, Outboard mechanic at One Stop Town. Indeed, they will soon be seen
process of interviewing for a replacement Boat Shop; Dexter, mechanic at Albury's landscaping in many areas of town, at Coconut Tree
for him. Ferry; Bruce, mate on AlbFerry; erry; By Mirella Santillo ficBay, at streets intersections and along
Fire and the Goat Peppers is a closely John Ross works at Abaco Carpet. As part of the on-going beautificaion roads. The first four of these trees took
knit group of musicians who really enjoy Humane Society will program of the town, the Murphy Town root in front of the Burial Society at the
making music together and are constantlyommittee planted trees and flowers beginning of December and are growing
making music together and are constantly hold fund raising events around street corners, parks and in front quite well. They were part of a stock of
trying to improve their repertoire with the The Abaco Humane Society will host a of public buildings. Dozens of coconut trees grown on the Abaco Neem Farm
assistance of Leigh Davies, who helps them monthly fun day with pony rides, hot dogs, trees, buttonwood trees and oleanders that e re rchae b oca oer
co-ordinate their music. "Our number one drinks and sweet treats from 9 a.m. to 12 werethat were purchased by local govern-
fan is Sloosh who takes around a tip jar Noon behind Java Coffee House. The first ber and the grounds in front of the Burial few months ago the Abaco Neem
for us," laughs James. If you would like fun day was January 17th with all pro- Society were landscaped with marigolds, Farm's manager, Ms. Daphne deAbaco Neem
to hear and support this new young band, ceeds going towards reducing the number impatiens and crown of thorns, forming
then you might want to go to Snappas on of stray and abused potcakes and potcats a colorful contrast to a mango tree and Please see Central Page 16
a Saturday night about 9 p.m. when they throughout Abaco. Doodles, the pony, was several neem trees. Neem trees will be
begin their evening's entertainment. available for pony rides, and there were
The members of the Fire and the Goat drinks and treats for the young ones.
Remembering the elderly The Abaco Humane Society is looking
for help in two important areas:
SFrequent Flyer Miles Many of the
puppies that are rescued are taken to Atlan-
ta where they are placed in loving homes
by our dedicated partner in the US, Royal
Potcake Rescue. Their site is
potcake.org>. Any frequent flyer miles
that you may have can help with the cost
in transporting these animals to a safe and
happy home. .
Webpage Management The Abaco
Humane Society is looking for someone to
manage its website which would require no
more than two hours a month. Tasks include
uploading pictures, adoption updates, etc.
If you are interested, check out the website
at < abacohumanesociety.org>. > .
Please contact Bernadette Hall at 367- Murphy Town is landscaping its road verges, parks and around public buildings. The
3067 if you are interested in helping in ei- Town Committee puchased 40 neem trees from the Abaco Neem Farm. Owner of the farm,
nAlie Bethel of Forest Heights Academy ther of these areas or for other volunteer Mr. Nick Miaoulis, donated an additional five trees to the town. Shown here are Daphne
shown delivering a food parcel to the old
opportunities. de Gregory with the neem farm, Emma Dawkins, Roslyn Saunders, Mr. Nick Miaoulis,
Judy Dawkins and Town Committee Chairman Renardo Curry.
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February 15, 2009
New opportunities in agriculture on Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
Agriculture on Abaco is lately moving
in leaps and bonds, upwards and side-
wards. Upwards as hundred of acres are
being offered to people serious about go-
ing into farming and sidewards because the
traditional produce growing is being put
slightly aside in favor of livestock raising,
particularly meat breeds. It is the govern-
ments' hope that Abaco's production of
goat meat and mutton become sufficient for
the consumption of the island.
Approximately 3000 acres located is-
land-wide have been set aside for agricul-
ture. The former Bahama Star citrus farm
in Treasure Cay has been divided into
five- to ten-acre plots that can be requested
through BAIC. Eighty, five-acre parcels
are available on S.C. Bootle Highway in
Central Abaco. They can be obtained by
applying to Lands and Survey or to the De-
partment of Agriculture. At BAIL in the
South where sugar cane was grown in the
1960s 25-acre tracks are offered by the De-
partment of Agriculture.
Mr. Anthony Gibson, the Department
of Agriculture's Officer on Abaco, stated
that people applying for land must have an
agriculture proposal accompanying the re-
quest. Crops that are being suggested are
Hair Express donates to Cancer Society
By Jennifer Hudson
The Hair Express and Nail Salon in
Dove Plaza is a small Marsh Harbour
business which is reaching out to oth-
ers. Owner/Manager Taka Davis says
that she likes to give back something to
the community. Every year she holds a
hair show and donates to different chari-
ties. "This year we donated to the Abaco
Cancer Society because we know that
there are a lot of people needing help,"
she said. Ms. Davis
and her assistant,
presented a cheque
to Mrs. Veronica
of the Abaco Can-
The Hair Show
was held on the first
Saturday in Decem-
ber at the Anglican
Parish Hall. About
40 young people
aged from three to
20 years modeled
"hair do's" styled
by Ms. Davis and
Ms. Douglas. The
hair styles were ar-
ranged in themes so
that one portrayed
styles suitable for
weddings, another showed styles suitable
for waitresses and those in the service in-
dustry while another suggested styles for
various cultural events. In order to have
40 hairstyles ready for the show on Satur-
day Ms. Davis and her assistant stayed up
all through Friday night working on the
models' hair styles. Another hair show
will be held for charity on the first Satur-
day of December this year and everybody
is welcome to attend.
The Hair Express and Nail Salon held a Hair Show in Decem-
ber, raising money for a worthy cause. This year's event ben-
efitted the Abaco Cancer Society. Shown here is Taka Davis on
the left presenting a check to Veronica Saunders, center. Also
representing Hair Express is Priscilla Douglas on the right.
sweet potatoes, cassavas, hot peppers, on-
ions and indigenous fruits such as avoca-
dos, guavas, mangoes, sugar apples, sour
sop and citrus (after the island has been
declared free of canker).
Many lots have already been allocated
but there is still a lot of land available, as-
sured Mr Gibson. He would like to remind
people that the land must be used only for
agricultural purpose and that the lease will
be revoked if tenants do not comply. The
terms are 21-year leases to be renewed for
Mr Gibson, whose field of expertise is
livestock, commented that it is an area that
is deficient on Abaco. The Department
would like to see an increase in small rumi-
nants such as goats and sheep, but moving
from the dual purpose breeds such as the
Nubian goat for example to a more stocky
type such as Boer goats or Dorper sheep
that are more suitable for meat producing.
These can be obtained through the Live-
stock Unit of the Department of Agricul-
ture in Nassau. Animals are available from
three months old to mature. An artificial
insemination and an embryo transplant
program are being offered. These meth-
ods of breeding are to insure better quality
animals and to avoid the risk of inbreeding
that often occurs among the Family Island's
herds because of the limited number of
stock. These methods have the advantage
of producing healthy animals at a fraction
of the price of mature livestock.
Farmers are being reminded that any
kind of improved seeds, fertilizers, insec-
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Besides duty free or reduced-duty on
items available for farmers duly registered,
there are also concessions for farm labor,
such as reduced work permit fees. Persons
wanting to apply for work permits are re-
minded that the worker or workers they are
wanting to employ must be out of the coun-
try while their papers are being processed.
People are encouraged to make sure the
laborers they are hiring are legal.
Another reminder concerns the impor-
tation of plants or animals. Anyone seek-
ing to import plants or animals must have
a valid permit before bringing them into
the country. Imports from certain countries
are banned such as citrus from Florida and
chicken and birds from certain parts of the
world because of bird flu. Check with the
Department to make sure proper health
certificates accompany any plant or live
A last reminder, persons who have had
land for a long period of time without hav-
ing used it for agriculture will lose their
leases to people serious about farming,
and inspections will be conducted to make
sure the land is being used for the specific
purpose it was granted before leases are
Note that the Agricultural Fair will take
place in Nassau the weekend of February
27th. People are encouraged to attend and
to take local products.
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Book Review: Planning Abaco
Concepts to guide development on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
A group of graduate students and their
professors from Andrews University
School of Architecture in Berrien Springs,
Michigan, were on Abaco from Septem-
ber 21 to October 1, 2008. The purpose of
their visit was a ten-day planning charrette,
the goal of which was to shape a vision
for the future of Great Abaco Island and
to identify guiding principles and planning
mechanisms to help pursue such a vision.
This was accomplished through an intense,
concentrated and collaborative design
workshop, bringing together people from
the community through a series of public
meetings and working with local citizens
and local government.
After the completion of their work on
Abaco, the students and faculty returned
to Michigan where they continued work-
ing on their final submission. By the end
of last year the 2008 Urban Design Studio
of the School of Architecture at Andrews
University had completed and published
a large and impressive document entitled
Planning Abaco: A Proposal to Restore a
Sustainable Settlement Tradition on Great
Abaco Island. This they presented to the
Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the
Environment, and it is now available for
public viewing. The students evaluated ex-
isting conditions and practices in order to
generate design and regulatory solutions
that can assist with the island's future plan-
ning, development efforts and decisions
that affect the way people build and live.
The book is very well produced and at-
tractively presented. It is clearly laid out in
sections which include:
A PROPOSAL To RESmTOE A SLSTAI-ALE SETI.EMENT TRAD~ o O
GREAT ABACO LKD.THt BAHAMAS
The beautifully illustrated book summarizing the work of the charette held by the students
of Andrews Universary is now available online and in print. It makes general recommen-
dations for the future development of Abaco, keeping in mind its past and building on the
small settlement concepts.
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The layout is very much like that of the
delightful book by Stephen A. Mouzon, A
Living Tradition. Architecture of The Ba-
hamas. Mr. Mouzon was one of the de-
sign consultants for the group. Planning
Abaco gives hundreds of detailed design
ideas covering every aspect of planning
for future decisions on sustainable settle-
ments within Great Abaco Island. There
are Do's and Don'ts as tools for guidance,
maps, diagrams and the artistic designs of
the students depicting their visions for the
various areas studied which included South
Abaco, Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and
The book includes a code which pro-
vides a mechanism for implementation.
A feature of this book which adds greatly
not only to its appeal, but serves to clearly
show the design elements being discussed,
is the beautiful photography for which
credit goes to several organizations and
private individuals as well as students of
the Design Studio.
Planning Abaco includes many ideas
and illustrations that may at first appear to
be unrealistic: however, it is the sugges-
tion of the students of the Design Studio
that the concepts be carefully considered
as ideas for Abaco to grow economically
while not destroying its environmental and
cultural assets. It certainly contains some
very innovative ideas and designs which
could greatly enhance the sustainability of
Great Abaco Island.
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February 15, 2009
How did our Abaco economy fare at Christmas?
By Jennifer Hudson
With the recent downturn in the econ-
omy, businesses are bracing themselves
for harder times, all the while hoping that
things will not get too bad. The weeks af-
ter Christmas are traditionally slow so it is
difficult to judge at the moment when and
if things will begin to pick up again. The
crunch was already beginning to be felt by
some businesses well before Christmas,
but for many the Christmas season picked
up and was a fairly fruitful one.
The Abaco Beach Hotel experienced
very low occupancy over the Christmas
holiday with New Year's being even slow-
er. Only about five rooms were reported
occupied of the 87 rooms at the hotel.
Things continue to be unusually slow even
for this time of year. Although hotel oc-
cupancy was low, the number of guests
enjoying Christmas dinner in the Angler's
Dining room was more encouraging. A fair
number of boats were at the slips during
the holiday but still only amounted to 60
whereas there are usually 100 at that time
of year. The boaters are traditionally not
high spenders so do not do a lot to boost
the Abaco economy. Business at Wrackers
was extremely slow except for three days
immediately before Christmas when it sud-
denly picked up and staff said, "It was nice
to remember what it felt like to sell some-
thing." Since Christmas the Wrackers Art
Gallery has been closed .
The Conch Inn experienced its usual 99
percent occupancy over the Christmas pe-
riod and then 85 percent from New Year's
straight through to the end of January. The
manager attributed this to the fact that it
has only nine rooms and the rates are kept
very reasonable so that they are affordable.
The rooms are often occupied by Bahami-
ans coming to the island. Curly Tails Res-
taurant, also on the "Tourist Strip," was
busy over the holiday and numbers were
only a little down from previous years.
"We had a good holiday," stated Manager
Many shops experienced very slow sales,
at times almost down to nil, in the weeks
leading up to Christmas, but then shoppers
suddenly came in just before Christmas so
the shops enjoyed about three good days
of sales. John Bull reported great business
for the three days prior to Christmas and
Manager Faith Albury stated that her boss
in Nassau had reported that the Marsh Har-
bour store did more in sales than any other
Out Island. After Christmas, though, sales
came to almost a complete stop.
Monkey's Uncle also experienced a very
slow period leading up o Christmas, but
like other stores suddenly experienced a
burst of sales just before Christmas. Since
Christmas, sales have dropped again but
part owner Kathy O'Kelleher said she has
been surprised that in the last few days she
has sold four of her large shell mirrors.
"It is unusual to find that people have been
buying high ticket items and not the lower
priced stuff," she stated. Mrs. O'Kelleher
bemoans the fact that Bahamians do not
shop at home and urges Abaconians to pa-
tronise the stores here instead of buying
abroad since our economy is not going to
make it if people do not shop at home.
Only one of the Marsh Harbour boat rent-
al companies was able to be contacted but it
reported that it had done fairly well, better,
in fact, than last year as at that time it had
just openend. This shows that there must be
still be good demand for rental boats.
The Treasure Cay Resort reported be-
ing down about seven to 10 percent from
last year over Christmas and New Year's
holidays while occupancy of Treasure Cay
Village was up. Many second homeowners
were around although they arrived a little
later than usual. Golf cart rentals were up.
It was noted, however, that the second ho-
meowners and guests were spending less
and were often shopping for groceries to
cook at home instead of going out to din-
Hope Town seemed to fare quite well.
Tom Hazel, Manager of the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge, reported, "We have been
pretty busy in all respects regarding rooms
and restaurant at the Lodge and consider
ourselves very fortunate." The Hope Town
Marina reported being very busy with vis-
iting boats and several hundred visitors had
been seen leaving on the ferries after the
holiday. Hope Town Hideaways reported
doing a little less business than usual,
though Christmas they felt was relatively
good with only 10 of their 100 rental cot-
tages not occupied.
Junior Marnard, manager of Sea Spray
Resort and Marina, was very pleased with
its holiday business. In fact, the staff turned
away guests, recommending other accom-
modations on Elbow Cay.
Vernon Malone was kept very busy in
his shop over the Christmas season and
also in his kitchen baking his well known
bread for visitors. "We have had lots of
visitors here and the restaurants seem to
have been busy. It has been very good for
Hope Town in general," he was pleased to
state. On the downside construction there is
at the lowest it has been in seven years.
Molly McIntosh, Sales and Market-
ing Manager for the Green Turtle Club,
said that they were happy with how they
did over the holiday even though the club
was not totally sold out as it usually is for
Christmas and the New Year. "We did
have a lot of people stay on for the long
weekend because of the way Christmas and
New Year's fell and we had a lot of people
at the restaurant and bars."
The management of Bluff House on
Green Turtle Cay reported that their oc-
cupancy was down at least 50 percent but
food and beverage sales were pretty good.
Even though occupancy at the hotels was
down, a lot of people were holidaying on
the cay. Island Property Management had
quite a good season of rentals and felt that
though they had foreseen a bad time, it ac-
tually turned out well. All 120 golf carts on
the cay were rented out and more boats than
expected were reported in the harbour.
Central From Page 77
ory, invited the local towns to purchase
neem trees at a discount for their beautifi-
cation projects. Murphy Town responded
by ordering 40 trees. The purchase was
rewarded on January 29th by a gift of
five complimentary trees handed to the
Committee Chairman Renardo Curry and
members of the Beautification Commit-
tee by the owner of Abaco Neem, Mr.
Nick Miaoulis and Ms. de Gregory.
Letters From Page 8
thing needs to be done. Hopefully, those
responsible will read this letter and realize
that it is time to end this ATV activity or
at least relocate it to some place more un-
Surely the restoration of peace and se-
curity in our community can be achieved
through common sense and without involv-
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Police Crime Report
Shop Breaking During the night of
December 12 burglars broke into the Early
Bird Take-away in Marsh Harbour and
stole the cash register containing a small
amount of money. A bathroom window
was broken and the burglar bars were
forced allowing entry.
Stabbing A yong man was stabbed
several times during fight at a nightclub
on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Har-
bour. He was treated locally, then flown to
Nassau for surgery. A resident of Pigeon
Peas and a resident of Dundas Town were
subsequently arrested. The incident hap-
pened about 1:30 a.m. on December 6.
Intruder A Cooper's Town woman
awoke at 4 a.m. on December 6 to find a
man standing beside her bed. He was wear-
ing a white stocking over his head and fled
when he noticed that she was awake. She
later found that money had been stolen.
Stolen Vehicle A Murphy Town man
had his pickup truck stolen during the night
of December 6 from a mechanic's yard in
Stealing A midnight police patrol in
downtown Marsh Harbour on December 7
found a man riding a bicycle and balanc-
ing boxes on the handlebars. On noticing
the police, he fled into the Mud residen-
tial area leaving the bicycle and boxes.
The three boxes held about 90 pounds of
frozen spare- ribs. The man is known to
the police and is wanted for a variety of
Unlawful Sex A student left during
the day from a local high school without
permission and was suspected of having
sex with a young man which she later con-
Unlawful Sex A family member in the
Mud reported on December 9 that her un-
derage sister's boyfriend lived in the house
with her, and she suspected that the sister
was pregnant. An exam found that she was
three months pregnant.
Fraud On December 9 a guest at Boat
Harbour Marina was checking his credit
card charges on-line and discovered that
someone had been charging phone calls to
his account. The police are checking phone
records at Batelco for more information.
Fraud On December 9 a boating guest
at Boat Harbour Marina checked his credit
charges on-line and found that someone
had bought $530 worth of prepaid phone
cards at Batelco and charged his account.
Records at Batelco are being investigated.
Fraud On December 9 a guest of
Abaco Beach Resort checked her credit
account on-line and found that someone
purchased $820 of phone prepaid cards on
November 15 and charged her account.
Batelco is cooperating with the police in
House Breaking A staff member at
the Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay had
several personal items, jacket, camera and
handbag, stolen from her room sometime
during the interval between November 20
and December 5.
Shop Breaking The Agape Christian
School was broken into during the night of
December 11 although nothing appeared
to have been taken. A kitchen window and
interior doors were damaged.
Stealing During the night of December
11 a Murphy Town woman found her cam-
era was missing from her house.
Stolen Vessel A 21-foot boat with a
200 HP Yamaha engine was stolen while
docked at the Marsh Harbour boat yard
sometime between December 10 and 11.
Stealing Sometime between the morn-
ing of December 11 and the next afternoon
a resident of the Mud had his vehicle bro-
ken into with his documents stolen, pass-
port, birth certificate, driver's license and
National Insurance card.
Housebreaking A $2500 notebook
computer and a small amount of cash were
stolen from an unlocked cottage in Hope
Town during the evening of December 12.
Drugs Found A small quantity of
marijuana was discovered mid-afternoon
on December 14 by housekeeping staff in a
guest's room at Abaco Beach Resort.
Shop Breaking The Batelco office in
Hope Town was broken into during the
weekend of December 12 with a few coins
taken from the cash register.
Assault A woman working at a web
shop in Marsh Harbour was grabbed by
her throat and punched in the face by her
ex-boyfriend who kicked the door open to
gain entry. This happened mid-afternoon
on December 14. The assailant was subse-
quently arrested and will appear in court.
Stealing About sundown on December
14, a Crown Haven fisherman found that
five gallons of gasoline had been stolen
from his boat while moored at the public
dock in Crown Haven. About two hours
later two local men were found near the
dock in possession of five gallons of gaso-
line and were charged with the theft.
Stealing A 12-foot inflatable boat with
a 15 HP Yamaha engine was stolen while
tied to a yacht at the Marsh Harbour Ma-
rina during the night of December 14. It
was later recovered in the bushes at the
Coconut Creek landing in Murphy Town.
A Murphy Town resident was arrested and
Shop Breaking A new teacher as-
signed to Abaco had her personal be-
longings stolen while it was stored in the
Learning Resource Center in Marsh Har-
bour. Stolen were clothing, jewelry, DVD
player and CD player. Entry was gained by
removing a hurricane shutter and smashing
a window. This was brought to the police's
attention on December 15.
Drug possession A Marsh Harbour
resident was arrested late in the afternoon
of December 16 for stealing. A packet of
marijuana was found in the suspect's pock-
Causing Harm A young lady and
her older sister were assaulted while at a
Christmas party in Spring City on Decem-
ber 16. The younger girl was assaulted by
her ex-boyfriend causing injuries to her
back and chest. Both women had their
Stolen Vessel During the late after-
noon or night of December 16 a Mount
Hope resident had his 17-foot Boston
Whaler boat and 85 HP Yamaha engine
stolen from the Mount Hope public dock
where it was moored.
Shop breaking Bayview Restaurant
on the Dundas Town waterfront was bro-
ken into during the night of December 17.
Stolen were a small TV screen, generator,
speakers and accessories and music CDs
with a total value of approximately $3,000.
Two men of Central Pines subdivision were
arrested on December 18.
Shop breaking Pop's Place Take-away
in Marsh Harbour was broken into during
Please see Crime Report Page 78
Section A Page 17
Page 18 Section A The Abaconian
Turtles From Page 1
to sell them. Mrs. Long of Long's Seafood
in Marsh Harbour said that there was not
a commercial market for these sea reptiles
as restaurants do not have them on their
menus. So it seems that the ban would not
have an economic impact on The Bahamas
but might re-enforce the eco-touristic ap-
peal of our waters through the protection
of our wild life.
Five species of turtles are found in the
Bahamian waters: the Hawksbill, Leather-
back, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead and Green
Sea. For several years many local organi-
zations have petitioned for the ban of turtle
catching so government's proposed plan
has been welcomed. Turtles have to over-
come many predators before they become
strong enough to swim and fend for them-
selves. Their egg-laying grounds have been
reduced because of seashore developments
and most of these five species of turtles are
on the endangered species list.
Spelling From Page 1
The schools participating were Agape
Christian School, Central Abaco Primary
School, Forest Heights Academy, Long
Bay School, S.C. Bootle High School, St.
Francis de Sales School and Moore's Is-
land All Age School.
Last year's winner from Abaco, Octavia
Dean McIntosh, a 12-year-old student of
St. Francis de Sales School, won the Ba-
hamian National Spelling Bee and went on
to compete in Washington. She came back
and described her experience as great.
The winner of the Abaco-wide spelling bee, Jasmine Taylor, center will travel to Nassau
to compete in the National Spelling Bee on March 29. She and the second place winner,
Clydeisha Cornish, left, are both students of S.C. Bootle High School. Third place winner
was Sujith Swarna, right, from Agape Christian School.
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Crime Report From Page 77
the night of December 18. A broken win-
dow had blood stains. Three rolls of coins
Attempted Rape During mid-morn-
ing on December 26 a young woman liv-
ing in the Mud was visited by a neighbour
she knew. On finding that she was home
alone, he entered the house and attempted
to rape her. She screamed which alerted
neighbours who came to her rescue. The
attacker was arrested later that day.
Dangerous Drugs Just after midnight
on December 27 police on patrol in Trea-
sure Cay stopped a suspicious vehicle with
two occupants of the Sand Banks Haitian
community. They were arrested for pos-
sessing marijuana which was found in their
car and one occupant being charged for il-
Housebreaking The caretaker of a
house in Central Pines reported that a
house had been broken into by removing
an air conditioner during the weekend of
Damage Rainbow Boat Rentals on
Marsh Harbour's Front Street had seven
fence poles damaged on the western side
of the property during the weekend of De-
Causing Damage On skidding his ve-
hicle when leaving a residence in Murphy
Town mid-morning on December 24, a
resident there caused dirt to be splashed on
the new shoes of another man. On return-
ing later, the driver apologized but the up-
set man with the dirty shoes then punched
the windshield causing damages estimated
to be $260.
Fighting About 12:30 a.m. on Janu-
ary 1 police in Hope Town encountered a
group at the public dock in the midst of
a fight. Additional police were summoned
from Marsh Harbour and four young men
resident in Hope Town were arrested and
taken to Marsh Harbour.
Town Committee donates to Marsh
Harbour Volunteer Fire Department
The Marsh Harbour
Volunteeer Fire De
partment is raising
money to complete
/ o the construction of
Sa fire station. The
Marsh Harbour Town
--- money to go to this
organization that pro
tects all the com-
munities of Central
Abaco. Shown here are Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman of the Committee, presenting
a check to Fire Chief John Hall and Fireman Danny Sawyer.
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More News of the Cays
Over 100 and still counting!
North Abaco Christmas Bird Count
Elwood D. Bracey, MD
On 3 January 2009 more than 20 volun-
teer participants found 92 species of birds
in the 15-mile diameter circle centered
about three miles north of the Treasure Cay
turnoff along the S.C. Bootle Highway.
This was the second annual North Abaco
Christmas Bird Count sponsored jointly by
the Audubon Society and the local Friends
of the Environment. The areas included
Green Turtle Cay to the East, the fruit farm
and marls to the west, the Treasure Cay
airport to the north and Moxie's Nursery
to the south. An additional 10 species were
found during count week which is the three
days before and after the count day.
Woody Bracey is the Compiler and led
13 Potcakes went to Atlanta
By Mirella Santillo
Thirteen little potcakes puppies left
Marsh Harbour early on February 1st on
their way to new homes in Atlanta. Ms.
Judy Marshall, founder of the Royal Pot-
cake Rescue Organization in the US runs a
potcake adoption program in that city. The
pups will go to foster homes until perma-
nent homes are found.
Ms. Marshall, a regular visitor to Ab-
aco, founded the non-profit organization
in September of 2007 and since then many
abandoned or unwanted puppies have
found good h omes in the United States.
The program is operating in partnership
with the Abaco Humane Society. Besides
organizing adoptions for the dogs, the
Abaco Humane Society sponsors a cat and
dog spaying and neutering program at a re-
For memberships or more information
the Green Turtle Cay area group to find
66 species including many shorebirds on
the mud flats southwest of New Plymouth.
Tony "Where to Find Birds in the Baha-
mas" White of Nassau and his group had
53 species in the broadleaf coppice be-
tween Treasure Cay and the airport which
included several fresh and brackish water
ponds (Sora and Clapper Rails), Sunset
Ridge (herons and egrets out in the marls)
and the Tom Roberts "Arboretum" (Key
West Quail-dove, Baltimore Oriole and
It took two groups to cover the large
abandoned fruit farm and surrounding pine
forest all the way to the marls. Tony Hep-
burn, also from Nassau, had 43 species
including the only (Tree) Swallows and a
Ruby-crowned Kinglet the first ever re-
corded on Abaco!
Reg Patterson of Marsh Harbor pushed
his mates all the way to the marls to find
the only Red-tailed Hawk, Cattle Egrets
and Bahama Woodstar of the day among
their 34 species. Michael Lightborn, for-
mer president of the Bahamas National
Trust, did his feeder watch in Treasure
Cay and had several beautiful Painted Bun-
tings among his finds.
Several people found 10 additional spe-
cies during the three days either side of count
day, including a Peregrine Falcon by Ylva
and Carl Ljungholm. Therefore, we had 102
species for count week which compares more
than favorably with the 101 of last year. Not
bad for our little island in mid-winter!
Development, drainage of wetlands and
predators such as racoons and feral cats
pose the greatest threat to our wildlife. But
for now the birds on North Abaco are do-
ing just fine.
Cays From Page 9
will display antiques, old photographs and
old tools. An Arts and Crafts Show will
take place at the volleyball court and mem-
bers of the community will be recognized
and rewarded for their contribution. And
there will be plenty of foods and many
more attractions that will make that event
a must to attend. Albury's Ferry
will offer a $20 round trip fare on
that day. So mark your calendars:
April 4th, Man-O-War's first So-
Winner of Friends'
By Samantha V. Evans
Friends of the Environment
launched its Abaco Schools Re-
cycling Competition in the fall of
2008 and numerous schools par-
ticipated. The focus of this com-
petition was to see which school
would collect the most alumi-
num items. The competition was
fierce but in the end Hope Town The H
Primary School emerged the win- collect
ner. This contest was generously of 200
sponsored by Mills Brothers Fab- is shol
ricating. Other top finishers in- school
cluded Man-O-War Primary School (1st
runner up) and Fox Town Primary and
S.C. Bootle High School received honor-
able mention certificates. All schools are
now being encouraged to take part in the
second segment of the competition which
started in January 2009 and will last until
June 4, 2009.
ope Town Primary School won first place for
ing the most aluminum cans during the fall
98. Mr. James Richard, President of Friends,
wn giving Natasha Albury, Head Girl at the
, the first place prize.
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f Moore's Island died at Trevor Stubbs; grandaunts-in-law Shelia, in
ember 12, 2008. Ramona, Elvena, Doris and Dolly Coo- pi
iarah Gertrude Albury, per; granduncles-in-law Ural Russell, Ivan th
r was held on January 7 Rolle, Peter Williams, Floyd Burrows, Jay di
pel on Man-O-War Cay. Mitchell, Vances Tynes, Redwin Kemp
4e Man-O-War Cay Pub- and Mr. Rolle; cousins Tina Nesbitt, Anya cl
was born on October 10, Gibson, DeShann Sears, Krishna Miller, H
wn. In 1954 she married Shakera Cornish, Nicole, Shanell, Conek- S(
[an-O-War and from this er, Cliffina and Clinique Grant, Darrel ai
were born. Cox, Taishna Albury, Nadia, Talia, Jolisla R
by her children Bill Al- and Jolia Cooper, Keora Daxon, Brandon St
.ry, Bessie Lowe, Jane and Jamar Jr., Keto and Rueben Cooper, ai
ie Albury; daughter-in- Ricardo and Allenton Morley, Leon, Scott, za
; sons-in-law Ray Lowe Otis and Kaseyano Albury, Remie Smith, si
granddaughters Natasha Malcolm and Jason Grant, Clifford Hanna, ai
ry, Raenell Lowe and William and Mosel Smith Jr., Christopher C
ell Collins; sister Ppat- Major, Wilson Joseph, Euphemie Russell, c(
r Harcourt Thompson; Queenie Gibson, Kentor, Vale and Tri- ai
ul Bethel; sisters-in-law nard Tynes, Suzette, Paseka, Devain and Is
i, Florrie Albury and Coby Mitchell, Yvonne Wallace, Margo ot
at Olga Malone; nieces; and Kissy Woodside, Von and John Kemp, B
and many other relatives Carlin, Calob, Termell, Talet and Amardo
Russell, Shantiece and Ronell Rolle, Van 7:
do Grant, 13, of Grand and Wayne Forbes, Taasa Davis, Tanina ru
SJanuary 31 at Shiloh Roberts, Melinda Cooper, Talisa Higgs, in
Grand Cay. Rev. John Cladine Laing, Shavon Munnings, Patra A
sisted by Deacon Teddy Strachan, Reno and Ian Rolle, Tina Cur- B
followed in Infant View ry, Jackie Saunders, Bardot Swain, Cleo Je
d Cay. Gibson, Nicole, Taquesh, Magan, Shi- th
by his parents Derek Sr. anda, DaNia Rasheed, Nino, Geno, Me-
It; brothers Valentino, lissa, Lorenzo and Bernard Cooper, Talbot la
erdell Grant and Sean Johnson and Bernica Davis; godparents R
er Maude Cooper; aunts Christine Hield and Arnette Johnson; and ra
Tracey Glinton, Donna many other relatives and friends. M
e Nesbitt, Raphaletta A memorial service was held for George B
Grant, Sophia Smith, Garth Sweeting, 86, of Marsh Harbour at le
m and Starlane Burrows St. Anne's Anglican Church Cemetery, oi
ams; uncles Maxwell, Fox Hill, Nassau, on January 30.. Fr. Cro- M
nd Jolly Cooper, David sley Walkine officiated. ai
;rant and Randolph Bur- Mr. Sweeting died peacefully in North L
Muriel Curry, Ida Coo- Palm Beach, Florida, on the September to
Alfreda Williams, An- 14th, 2008, with Cheryl, his wife of 27 ka
da, Louise, Shavone and years, at his bedside. His father was the
Louise Cooper, Helen proprietor of the well known business,
hell, Betty Rolle, Ethlyn G.R. Sweeting, retailing dry goods and
da Miller. granduncles accessories. After leaving school, Garth
d and Sherwin Cooper, joined his father in the business. In the
and Stanley McIntosh, early 1970s the business, then known as
d Eddie Miller; aunts- G.R. Sweeting & Son, moved to Palm-
*ant, Katrina, Sherlane, dale. When the business was sold in 1987,
la Cooper; granduncles- Garth retired to Hope Town. He was at one
unders, Camli Glinton, time an owner of Boat Harbour Marina in
Mosell Smith Sr., and Marsh Harbour. Garth enjoyed garden-
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ig, bridge, boating and was an avid tennis
layer. Garth and Cheryl loved cruising
he "Seven Seas" where he was able to in-
ulge in his passion for dancing.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his
lildren, Peter and wife Sally Sweeting,
olly Odell and Aletta and her husband,
cott Hanson; his grandchildren Andrew
nd Blaine Sweeting, Suzanne Mazzarella,
aymond Rogers II, Christian and Jeremy
tokes; his great-grandchildren Elizabeth
nd Dillon Sweeting and Sterling Maz-
arella; his mother-in-law Reta Paisley;
sters-in-law Leilani Reeder, Terry Peffer
nd Sandra Tortora; nephews Richard and
harlie Farrington; niece Wendy Bishop;
)usins Betty Kenning, Godfrey, David
nd George Kelly; special friends John
aac and Mike Lightbourn; and many
her friends on Abaco, Nassau and Palm
The funeral for Isabella Tima Rolle,
2, of Cooper's Town was held on Feb-
lary 1st at the Church of God Cathedral
i Cooper's Town. Officiating was Bishop
rchilus Cooper assisted by Bishop Cedric
ullard, Rev. Debreth Murray and Min.
enson Edgecombe. Interment followed in
he Public Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived by her sons Hector, Free-
nd, Eugene, Alexander Jr. and Joshua
olle; daughters Oseta Cartwright, Debo-
ah Cooper, Rosiebell Edgecombe, Monica
lurray, Helen Pinder, Gertrude Bullard,
ethsheba Darville, Sheleke Brown, Pau-
tte Hepburn and Isabella Saunders; ad-
pted children Lington Rolle and George
IcIntosh; grandchildren Ludwig, Luthana
nd Lakita Cartwright, Lavina McIntosh,
orell Knowles, Nicki, Tosheba, Hec-
ir Jr., Tyler Rolle, Tori, Sherise, Sha-
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Larado, Decota and Nicole Rolle, Alexan-
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Juda and Jeda Rolle, Javano Edgecombe,
Junice and Jacquelle Edgecombe, Dennis,
Daliesha, Monique, Makiva, Deangela,
Deangelo and Dan Murray, Bariesha, He-
liesha, Shontel, Brittany and Baranda Pin-
der, Trunice, Troy, Tereka, Timothy and
Tamara Bullard, Beth, Roberto and Robyn
Darville, Kevin Hepburn Jr., Walternique
and Brianna Saunders; great-grandchil-
dren Lakenya and Romeko Cartwright,
Stephori Stubbs, Timonrqua and Timden-
ke Miller, Tanaz Wallace, Valiyah Bootle,
Kyla Knowles, Seriyah Parker, Amari and
Latrielle Rolle; sister Geleta Armbrister;
brother Eric Russell; adopted sisters Ruth-
mae McIntosh, Melvern Cornish, Donna
Hudson; adopted brothers Everette, Al-
bert, ASP Welbourne and Drexel Bootle;
sons-in-law Deacon Jenson Edgecombe,
Rev. Debreth Murray, Bishop Cedric
Bullard, Robert Darville, Corey Brown,
Kevin Hepburn, Min. Walter Saunders,
Charles Cooper and Barry Pinder; daugh-
ters-in-law Sharon, Lavanne and Judy
Rolle; granddaughter-in-law Cindy Rolle;
grandsons-in-law Carlton McIntosh, Kyle
Knowles and Oswald Parker; brothers-in-
law Nathan Rolle, James Colebroke, Ler-
man McIntosh, Gary Hudson and Arnold
Cornish; sisters-in-law Joyce Rolle, Reva
Colebroke, Eleanor Bootle, Lantamae,
Manuletta Bootle and Emily Russell; niec-
es; nephews; and many other relatives and
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Obituaires From Page 20
The funeral for Olive Louise "Aunty
Olive Titta" McIntosh, 60, of Fox Town
was held on January 31st at New Hope
Baptist Church in Mt. Hope. Officiating
was Rev. Allan J. Mills assisted by Rev.
John McIntosh. Interment followed in the
Public Cemetery in Fox Town.
She is survived by her son, Lamando
Curry; adopted parents Rev. Merlin and
Millie McIntosh; brothers Reginald, Wil-
fred and Lenath McIntosh, Anthony King
and Llwellyn Russell; sisters Monvella
Pinder, Leonzo Thompson, Isolene Thom-
as and Lillian Green; adopted sisters Pa-
tricia McIntosh, Maria Edgecombe, Judy
Russell, Debbie Symonette, Taylia and La-
wahda McIntosh; uncle Capt. Roland Mc-
Intosh Sr.; sisters-in-law Winifred King,
Debbie and Princess McIntosh; brothers-
in-law Omald Thomas, Sidney Green,
Gersil Edgecombe and Ronald Russell;
nieces and nephews Nacia, Bernadette,
Feriko Russell, Aniska, Valdez, Ronece,
D'Eangelo, Keva, Dashawn, Patrick,
Dwight, Maureen, Damien, Eddy, Lashon-
dra, Omar, Shameka, Meric, Justin, Jeron,
Gregory, Damario, Choia, Malliyah, Rita,
Perry, Carlton, Oscar, Dwayne, Ricardo,
Sharon, Jewell, Leann, Donettee, Sophia,
Thia, Sebrin, Arvin, Mariska, Valencia,
Calvinette, Lavisco, Latunia, Raymond,
Mulisa, Jermain and Salina, Dexter and
Wayne Lewis; cousins Birdie, Deloris,
Joycelyn, Shanamae Armbrister, Cecelia,
Eleanor Bowleg, Rafletta Russell, Jer-
emiah McIntosh, Edward Barton, Gregory
Rolle, Tellis, Clifford, Eleza, Rena Mae,
Ali, Herbert Jr. Symonette, Joan, Ellis,
Rev. Cecelia and Cecil Horton, Muriel,
Willamae, Alice, Mille Symonette, Henry
Walkine, Rollie Fynes Jr., Arimitha Curry,
Evie Saunders, Geneva, Monica, Donald,
Roland Jr., Delvin McIntosh, Fletcher Mc-
Intosh and family, Rev. Ronald McIntosh,
Edwin McIntosh, Agatha, George, With-
field, Brian Russell, Annie Williams, Na-
thalie Johnson, Ettamae Burrows, Roy and
Harrington McIntosh, Victor McIntosh and
family, the McIntosh family, the Symonette
family, the Cox family, Howard, Richard
and Jen Russell, James and Julia Wells and
family; god children Bernadette McIntosh,
Maxine Simmons, Janet Saunders, Joel
Reckley Jr., and Maguriette Saunders; and
many other relatives and friends.
Benjamin Wesley Roberts, 67, known
as Bunyan, formerly of Man-O-War Cay,
died peacefully at Doctors Hospital on
February 1st. His funeral was held at Bible
Truth Hall in Nassau on February 6th with
Bro. Alec Pinder, Bro. Brad Smith, Bro.
Aaron Thompson and Bro.
officiating. Interment was in
Methodist Cemetery in Nassa
He is survived by his wife
daughter Christine April Albi
Wallace Roberts; son-in-law
daughter-in-law Jennies; g
Kristin, Randall and Rachel
Tyler Roberts; sister Hannal
mother Naomi Roberts; br
Larry Higgs, Walter Key, I
and Oliver Hall; sisters-in-law
Carol Higgs, Gaylene Higgs a
Treco; nieces Alana Carroll
Ian, Lori Higgs Thompson, (
and husband Shorn, Tamm
and husband Drexon, Donn
husband Mike, Darcy Albury
Tony; nephews Daniel Key,
and wife Wendy, Brian Hall,
Stephen Higgs, Ryan Higgs a
Luke Higgs and wife Valine,
and many other relatives and
The funeral service for Cas
trice Whymms-Rolle, known
Aunty" 81, of Treasure Cay an
Norman's Cay, Abaco, was he
on February 7. Interment was
She is survived by her son
daughters McKell Laroda an
son; sister Deaconess Geneal
Viola Gracie Parker; sons-in
Tom Roberts Laroda and Stephen Johnson; daughters-
the Ebenezer in-law: Alvera and Linda Rolle; adopted
u. daughters Dellareese Lundy, Rochelle
Frances June; Munroe and Laveme Carey; grandchil-
ury; son Paul dren Sophie, Anthony, Morgana, Dwayne
w Raymond; Rolle and Tara Rolle Bethel, Jaleel and
grandchildren Jael Johnson, and Jade Thompson; great-
Albury and grandchildren Alexis Rolle and Jio Brown;
h Hall; step- sisters-in-law Mercyanne Bodie, Rosetta
others-in-law Bodie, Terry Whymms and Natalie Bodie;
Robert Higgs brothers-in-law Deacon Jeremiah Gray,
v Arlene Key, Benjamin Cornish, and Prince Bodie; niec-
nd Stephanie es Cheribelle Jones, Gloria, Tomicka, Al-
and husband lison, Donna Whymms, Sharon Williams,
Carla Darling Charlene Duncombe, Veronique Rolle,
y Thompson Louise Bodie, Marilyn Cornish, Rev. Pa-
a Higgs and tricia Williamson, Diane Coradelle, Judy-
and husband anne and Beverly Bodie, Rosamae Stubbs,
Roger Hall Linda, Therserene, Joyce and Virginia
Randy Hall, Gray, Sheila Pratt Lightbourne, Ernestine
nd wife Lisa, Parker and Esther Laing; nephews Shel-
Amos Higgs ton, Samuel and Jeremiah Gray, Arthur
friends. Jr., Tyrone, Anthony, Fabian, Gregory
ssandra Bea- and Vincent Whymms, Clifford Light-
as "Cassie or bourne, Kent and Calward Mosley, Junior
id formerly of Dexter, and Prince Bodie, Troy, Eurie and
eld in Nassau Wellington Maycock; grandnieces Len-
in Nassau. tie Gray, Denise Forbes, Whitlean Rah-
James Rolle; ming, Jackie, Karen, Bethtina, Shaneka
d Janet John-
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Obituaries From Page 21
and Chinequa Gray, Cindermae Gibson,
Brendalee Forbes, Melverne and Angela
Cornish, Deaconess Shiralee Campbell,
Allison Evans, Tanya, Bobby Anne and
Angela Jones, Nathalie, Tonya, Rhonda,
Salamie and Christian Maycock; grand-
nephews Kervin, Sheldon, Nipsey Jones,
Ruben, Timothy, Dion Gray, Shelton Jr.,
Shermin, Mohammand and Jason Gray,
Ornell, Eusias and Michael Cornish, Jethro
Rahming, Theodore Forbes and Sidney
Campbell; great-grandnieces Zandra Gray,
Kristal Jones, Shaniece Forbes, Kendra,
Shelreka, Shanette, Trevanya, Shanquel
and Taylor Jones; great-grandnephews
Christopher, Ranaldo, Kervin Jr., Ranado,
Shavar, Jethro Jr., and Nicholas Jones,
Timothy Jr., Dion Jr., Sean, Shakeno,
Shaquinn Campbell, Steven, Kalent, Kier-
on Gray, Theodore, LaMotte and Jeremy;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Sophia Cajuste
Joseph, 21, formerly of Marsh Harbour,
was held on February 7 at the International
Gospel Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor
Robin Weatherford officiated assisted by
Bro. Kelly Louis-Pierre. Interment was in
the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Tech-
elet Joseph; daughter Teshliana Joseph;
father Talna Cajuste; adopted mother Rose
Bethel; stepmother Isemona Saintel; step-
father Estenio Joseph; sisters Rene Milien
and Nanotte Canton; brothers Kingsley and
Wixon Cajuste, Roni and Salvio Mathurin
and Felix Cooper; nieces Fantashia and
Blana Mathurin; nephews Rashawn Mi-
lien and Aleo Cooper; aunts Marceline,
Silianne, Cleante, Mimose, Magalie and
Rosema; uncles Wilfred, Nelson and Evis-
son Cajuste; grandaunts Alourdes, An-
etude, Macula, Julia, Louise, Idamante
and Ermanie Hercules; granduncles Col-
bert Louis-Pierre, Bermane, Salmande and
Kenol Louis-Pierre; cousins Sondley, Sam
and Magoalie Cajuste, Phara and Mey-
dard Elie, Kelly and Junia Louis-Pierre,
Gary Auguste, Ketlie, Shoana, Lovely,
Henry Canton, Adderly, Lorente, Sha-
kira, Nicole, Claudette, Maxene, Kerisha,
Loudlyn, Kedlyn, Melesha, Junior, Linda,
Rosely, Rocsana, Wiliane Rokesia, Ketlie,
Roselie, Gladys, Linose, Joan, Johnny,
Henly, Shelly, Crystal, Enese Richburg
and Kedisha; sisters-in-law Gina Francios,
Shavon Mathurin and Alicia Cooper and
many other relatives and friends.
Perial M. Stuart, 64, formerly of Grand
Cay died on January 22. Her funeral ser-
vice was held on February 7 in Freeport.
Interment was on Grand Bahama.
She is survived by her husband: Hen-
ry Stuart; daughters Helen Braynen, An-
namae Saunders and Coreen Hart; adopted
children Clifton and Pastor Carolyn Coo-
per, Sherry Forbes, Levaughn Dean, Bren-
da Robinson, Jerome and Isadora Miller,
David and Ellias Miller, Stephen Pratt Jr.
and Michael Hart; grandchildren; adopted
grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters
Loretta Laing, Iva Cooper, Laura Rolle,
Louvinia Russell, Virtell Rolle and Delo-
res Pratt; brothers Eric Cephas and Wil-
bert Cephas; nieces; nephews; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Joseph David
Williams, affectionately called "Joey," of
Dundas Town was held on February 7 at
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He is survived by his father Berthram
Livingstone Williams Sr.; brothers Bert
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chael Williams; sisters, Willamae Moss,
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lissa Williams; step-sisters Paula Balfour
and Gelita Ingraham; aunts Lucille Evans
and Bella Brown; nephews Ryan, Oneal,
Okell, Jacksill Jr., Nickali Williams,
Teron Bowleg, Jamaal Darville, Dimitri
Moss, Renaldo Darville, D'Lamar Gibson,
Alfredo and Reno Johnson; nieces Shan-
tique Wright, Lasonya Missick, Demitria
and Shawni Moss, Racquel, Harmony and
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and K.J. Williams, Te McDonald, Dimitri
Gibson Jr., and Terano Bowleg; grand-
nieces Amarrah Missick, Daisy Moss,
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Citizens From Page 2
day. "I am really excited and am on my
way to getting my passport," he said. "I
have a lot of goals and not having a pass-
port was slowing me down. Now I will be
able to go off to school to study electrical
engineering, and I would also like to pur-
sue a basketball career."
Richardson Pata put in his application as
soon as he reached the age of 18 years. He
was told that the process would take six
months but, in fact, it took two and a half
years. He said that he already felt Bahamian
as he was born here, but that it will make
him feel better to have proper documents.
Although he has been able to travel outside
of The Bahamas on a travel document, he
found it very inconvenient having to keep
getting a new document and also expensive,
each year having to pay for a new visa.
While Agnes Fertil and Alicia Reckley
were able to get through their processing
within a year, Johnny Decius had to wait
four years as he had found getting every-
thing together somewhat difficult, espe-
cially his parent's information. However,
the perseverance of all had paid off and the
pride and excitement of each new citizen
showed on this thrilling day.
Also present were the Superintendent
of Immigration for Abaco, Mr. Hubert
Ferguson; Senior Immigration Officer for
Abaco, Mr. Jerome Eugene Hutcheson III;
other Immigration officers; Mr. Cephas
Cooper, Senior Island Administrator for
Central Abaco; Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Ad-
ministrator for South Abaco; and members
of local government.
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Island-wide Abaco Listii
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Bahamas Vacations + 80
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30 rm 365-4247
es 6 cott 365-5464
ub 35 rm 365-4271
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perties + 34 365-4636
s 3 cott 365-4105
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Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8rm
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .......................
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
A m erican Eagle M iami ...................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair NassauW Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Sky Baham as Nassau ........................................367-0446
Southern A ir 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 b a co A ir ................ .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
C herokee Air C harters .........................................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 G uana....................................... ........... ........... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ..................................... ............. 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective22 Dec08)
C linic, Dow ntow n, Regattas, .........................................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n a ke C ay ...........................................$ 3 5
C a sua rina P o int .............................................. $ 60
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour......... ............ $80
Baham a Palm Shore ........................................ $90
C rossing R ocks .. .... .. ...... .................. $105
S andy Point ............. ...... ............. $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure CayAorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80
Treasure C ay R esort .......................................................$85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three- free Caged pets- as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.
* Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock..........................
M a d e ira P a rk .................................................
S a n d B a n ks ................................
Treasure Cay Resort.....................................
L e is u re L e e ................................
B la c k W o o d ...................................
Fire Road & Cooper's Town..........................
C e da r H a rbo ur ........ .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..
W o o d C ay ..................................
M o u nt H o p e ................................
F o x T o w n ..................................
C ro w n H a v e n ................................................
Marsh Harbour airport..................................
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh HAirport ..........
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ......................
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles........................
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek.............................
T C Hotel to Moxey ........ ...... ...........
..............$ 1 0
.............. $ 2 0
.... . $30
.............. $ 9 0
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X$65 + $10
.X$22 + $5
.X$35 + $5
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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 12:15pm 2:30* 4 5:45 *Noto
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn o
(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 Airport8 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
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest
such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School
class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History,
Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a
free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally
with similar interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: email@example.com
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
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War 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
Items of interest Man-0-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 tourism 367-3067
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
Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion -Rev 1 Dec 08
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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
5biKeS & Scooers boas Lars & Larts
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 &ACart 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
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Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
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February 15, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2009
Capt. Michael Bethel completed 600th voyage
Locally owned Duke of Topsail is longest serving freight boat
By Mirella Santillo
Around midday on February 3rd the
Duke of Topsail that hauls cargo between
4 West Palm Beach and Abaco docked at
Marsh Harbour's port among a cloud of
seagulls. This event has been repeated ev-
ery week for the last eleven plus years.
However, this dockage marked the 600th
S" t / T voyage for her Captain, Capt. Michael
The Topsail was purchased by Abaco
S* s arrmrsr Shipping Company from a Canadian and
arrived on Abaco on May 27th, 1997, when
Seas she became Capt. Bethel's charge. She
was 80 feet longer than the previous vessel
he was accustomed to sail, the Biak and
weighted 14,000 tons. "It was awkward
at the beginning," said Capt. Bethel. "She
was a much bigger ship." But nearly 12e
years later she has become part of his life.
The roughest trip reminisced the cap-
tain, was sailing back home in 50 knots
wind south of Hurricane Ivan in Septem-
ber 2004. Less than a week later, the Duke
of Topsail was riding another hurricane
Hurricane Jeanne- in the Abaco Sound
The Duke of Topsail docked at the Marsh Harbour port on February 3, marking the 600th trip that Capt. Michael Bethel made on that with, of course, her captain on board.
hs ip. The 14,000-ton ship was 80 feet longer than the previous freight boat he captained, the Biak, owned and operated by the United
Abaco Shipping Company. The company, now known by the name Abaco Shipping, brings eight weekly fam Florida and completes
its weekly trip with a run to Nassau and back. Capt. Bethel has been captaining the Duke since its arrival on Abaco in 1997.
Please see Capt. Bethel Page 11
and Ocean Clu
tinued their su
Trust by prese
a $100,000 ch
covery Land C
ment of a $600
to the organize
Baker's Bay donates
$100,000 to the BNT
)ers of the Baker's Bay Golf Dr. Livingston Marshall said when pre-
b on Great Guana Cay con- senting the check, "Although we are all
pport for Bahamas National experiencing tough times in this econom-
:nting the organization with ic downturn, we at Baker's Bay want the
ieck. The donation by Dis- BNT to know that we are committed to the
ompany is the second instal- organization and the environment."
,000 three-year commitment The grant from Baker's Bay is support-
nation and the national parks
Please see Baker's Bay Page 11
Junior Junkanoo Feb 20
Senior Junkanoo Feb 21
Downtown Marsh Harbour
A team from the
February 5 to u
This was th
team has visite
elected to offic
and a team fr(
were on hand o
Union officials held
kting for public servants
e Bahamas Public Services Union held a meeting in Marsh Harbour on
update union members on Abaco of their activities and plans. Mr. John
ent of the Union, is shown here talking with Ms. Gwen Jones and Ms.
i, who orgainized the meeting.
mantha V. Evans glican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour to
e first time the Bahamas update public servants on their concerns
Union (BPSU) executive and plans and to hear from them. John
d Abaco since they were Curtis, Vice President for the Northern
:e. President John Pinder Region, greeted the audience and stated
om Nassau and Freeport
m Nassau atnd Freeprt Please see Union Page 20
n February 5th at the An-
15 outstanding BJC students
attend Forest Heights Academy
Fifteen of the 30 students on Abaco who had outstanding results on their BJC national
exams taken last spring attended Forest Heights Academy. Other high schools with
good results were Long Bay School, Abaco Central High School, St. Francis de Sales
School, S.C. Bootle High School and Moore's Island All Age School. Forest Heights
Academy had six of the seven students who had outstanding results on their BGCSE
exams on Abaco. See story on page 2.
Education District Honors Top Students
By Samantha V. Evans
A More Excellent Way was the theme
chosen to honor the top performing stu-
dents in the Abaco district for the 2007-08
school year. The hardworking committee
led by Beatrice Moxey honored those stu-
dents on January 30th at New Vision Min-
istries for the second year.
The message for the students was de-
livered by District Superintendent Lenora
Black who told the students that in order
for them to be a winner they must think
like a winner. She told the students that
they are being recognized today because
they did the right thing. She explained that
the Department of Education made a deci-
sion this year to raise the bar to honor the
best of the best from each Abaco school.
She encouraged the students to not only
focus on excellence but to remember to
build good character because it is just as
important as academic performance. Once
they do this, they will find that their char-
acter will speak for them in their absence.
She informed them that the decisions they
make, the words they speak, the way they
Every Chld Counts, a school for special students, recognized those who excelled, some
in academic areas and other in functional lessons. These students were recognized at
the Abaco-wide assembly held on January 30 at New Vision Ministries. This annual as-
sembly recognizes academic achievements at both government and private schools. ECC
provides education for those students who are unable to attend a regular school.
dress, and the places they frequent will de-
termine the quality of their future. Black
explained that excellence has its restrictions
as it keeps them walking the straight line.
A person of excellence knows that certain
standards must be upheld in order for them
to obtain and maintain the right level of
achievement. In order for them to remain
on top, she stated, they must be prepared
to make excellence a lifestyle.
Ninety-nine primary school students
from fifteen primary schools received tro-
phies and certificates for being students
of excellence. Forty-six students from
nine high schools also received a trophy
and certificate for excellence performance
during that school year. The following
students were honored from Every Child
Counts: Keith Clarke from the primary ac-
ademic class, Devantio Macintosh from the
middle academic class, Madeline Auguste
from high school class upper academic,
Garriel Augustine and Myron Sawyer for
upper functional classes, and Tyler Pierre
and Rivianna Cornish for the middle func-
tional class. The moderators for this event
were Keeon Daziel from Cooper's Town
Primary and Terrannise Taylor from S.C.
Bootle High School.
Top honorees for Grades 3
and 6 GLAT Exams
The following students received the
highest scores on their Grade Level As-
sessment Test (GLAT) national examina-
tion for the May 2008: Grade 3 Language
Arts top student-Felicia Roberts; Writing
Skills Donte Richard and Felicia Roberts;
Mathematics Zarya Rolle. The top grade
6 students on the GLAT national exami-
nation: for writing skills Kayleisha Mar-
shall; Chandra Mackey; Marwella Davis;
and Jessica Pierre; for science and math-
ematics Conrad Cornish; and social stud-
ies Trevon McKenzie. The top grade three
GLAT performer was Felicia Roberts and
the top grade 6 GLAT performer was Con-
Top honorees for the BJC
and BGCSE Exams
Thirty students from the Abaco District
passed five subjects or more with 5 Bs or
above on the Bahamas Junior Certificate of
Education national examinations in 2008.
Fifteen of them were from Forest Heights
Academy, with the others from St. Fran-
cis de Sales, Abaco Central H igh School,
Long Bay School, Moore's Island All-Age
School and S.C. Bootle High School. The
top BJC performers were Pamela Smith
and Anneisha Jones. Both students received
5 As, and 2 Bs.
Seven students passed 5 or more BGCSE
subjects with Bs or above. These students
were Kimberley Murray, Margo Lowe,
Candace Malone, Gabrielle Mann, Stepha-
nie Russell, Brittany Symonette, and An-
tonia Wright. The top BGCSE performer
was Antonia Wright who received 5 As,
2 Bs, and 1 C. These top students traveled
to Nassau recently to be honored on a na-
Please see School Page 4
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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
More School News
School From Page 2
By Samantha V. Evans
The week of the January 25-30th was
observed as Catholic Week across The
Bahamas. The two Catholic schools on
Abaco, St. Francis de Sales and Every
Child Counts, began the week of activities
with an opening Holy Mass at the Catholic
Church in Marsh Harbour on January 25
which officially launched the celebrations.
The theme for the week was Catholic
Schools Light the Way. The logo designed
for the week was unveiled by the principals
of the two Catholic schools.
The priest stated that educators should
know more than anyone that children have
an opportunity to harness their potential
Catholic schools celebrated
120 years of quality education
within the educational system. Catholic
education has played a major role in mak-
ing this happen. In Catholic schools they
expect their students to use all of their gifts
as they will have to give an account for all
of their actions one day.
Also on this day Principal Kumar an-
nounced that the school is now online so
parents can access the website to find out
school information, news, activities, blogs,
pictures, groups and clubs. The website
address is www.stfrancisabaco.com. This
website was created by Mr. Mango, music
teacher at the school.
On Tuesday through Friday the Catholic
School exhibition was set up for parents,
and students to view. For the first two days,
the exhibition was displayed at the District
Education office and on Thursday and Fri-
day, it was displayed at St. Francis de Sales
School. The display gave an in-depth his-
tory of Catholic education at St. Francis de
Sales and Every Child Counts. The current
PTA board at St. Francis along with past
St. Francis de Sales School and Every Child Counts, two Catholic schools on Abaco,
joined with schools throughout The Bahamas to celebrate 120 years of providing quality
education for Bahamian students. Shown here are Mrs. Lyn Major, Principal ofECC; Fr.
Roger, Abaco's Education Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black; Mrs. Kumar, Prinicpal of
St. Francis de Sales School; and Mrs. Judy Johnson, a loyal supporter of both schools.
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Tilloo Cay! Two gorgeous, select residences in Lower Harbour area,
deep water docks, sea-to-sea! Ref#'s: 563522 and 563376. Call for
Treasure Cay! REDUCED! Best price on the beach! 3 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished home with good rental record. Ref. #563121.
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On January 30 teachers, students and others formed a motorcade that drove through
Central Abaco in their celebration of 120 years of being actively involved with educating
Bahamian students. The motorcade is shown leaving St. Francis de Sales School on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour.
The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!
NORTH ABACO #2075 2 bedroom 2 bath cottages, great income
producing property. 3 units can be purchased individually
starting at $125,000 or all units $350,000
TREASURE CAY #1434 "Colette's Cottage" $200,000
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND #2250 Lots starting from $25,000
MARSH HARBOUR #699 Triplex $425,000
#2081 "Sunrise Bay" Lot #2. $250,000
#698 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home in private location, awesome
view of Sea of Abaco and Hope Town light
YELLOW WOOD #759 corner lot $] SOLD terior lot $71,000
"CASUARINA COTTAGE" #1873 2 bed 1 bath cottage on the
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
#1975 Lots starting from $25000
#1795 2 bed 1 bath house with cottage, steps from the beach.
Reduced from $295,000 Now $235,000
PINEHURST Lots available for $20,000
LONG ISLAND #1994 interior lot 75' x 100' $40,000
Rentals and Property Management Available
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members also prepared a display giving the
history of their activities over the past ten
years. Chairing this activity was Samantha
Duverny and Miriam Fredericks.
On Thursday a basketball game was
played between St. Francis and Every
Child Counts. The game was exciting and
very short with St. Francis winning the
game 20:18. On Friday, the final day of
the celebrations, a motorcade went through
the streets of Abaco, the students wearing
jeans and their school t-shirts honking their
horns as they passed businesses and homes
to let residents know that this was a great
day in their history. In the afternoon a
mini-concert was held when students from
all grade levels danced, sang, read poetry,
and performed skits to amuse and entertain
each other. Even the teachers got involved
singing their revised version of Party in the
Please see School Page 6
R E A L T Y
R E AL E Si T AiT E
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February 15, 2009 TheAbaconian Section B Paqe5
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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
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
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
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'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
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
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
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 osite Pool
Bldg 4 Down bed / 2 bath
totally redone,\. 0 b-/-bp
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
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches
Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
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
"on the beach" than in this special home.
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
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex,2 CBS building,
each level har OLt lents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i t.giTfchen. 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 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 5
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February 15, 2009
More School News
Please see School Page 4 high school have practiced using it as well dents and the dedicated coaches, Shannals theme and to submit it to Ms. Evans at the
and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Principal Johnson and Monique Curry. close of the competition. The top students
St. Francis has a new Kumar is very excited about this wonderful Central Abaco Primary will receive special prizes and all partici-
Promethean Board gift provided to them and is looking for- pants will receive a certificate of partici-
By Samantha V. Evans ward to its full use. Additionally, she has Girls Reading Challenge is launched pation. The competition for the lower pri-
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School requested that the PTA Board assist with For the fourth year in a row, the girls mary school will begin on February 2nd
can boost of having a Promethean Board the purchase of another board for the pri- of grades 4-6 of Central Abaco Primary and end on the 13th and the upper primary
to usher their students into the age of tech- mary school and is hoping that it will be school will get an opportunity to improve challenge will span the month of February.
nology. The board was purchased by the available for the new school year. their reading and writing skills. The month The awards day for the challenges will be
Catholic Board at the beginning of last Student Places Second of February is set aside every year for held on March 23.
term and the high school teachers have in Catholic Spelling Bee them to take part in the Girls Reading School received two
been receiving training on how to use the By Samantha V. Evans Challenge. According to the coordinator laptops and projectors
board properly. Some of the students in the The 42nd annual Catholic Archdiocesan of the program, Ms. Samantha Evans, the By Samantha V. Evans
Primary School Spelling Bee competition students look forward to these challenges During the first week of school, Central
was held in Nassau on every year. Not only do they get a chance Abaco Primary School received two laptops
January 23rd. Elev- to read exciting books and write their book and LCD projectors from Commonwealth
en Catholic primary reports, but they receive great prizes pur- Bank to assist with the delivery of quality
schools in the country chased by her and donated by businesses education by teachers to their students. The
took part. St. Fran- within the community. To date, the stu- administrators have designated these lap-
cis de Sales School is dents to participate in this program have tops to be used by teachers who are com-
pleased to announce seen great improvement in their school per- puter savvy. Some of the teachers are very
that two of its students formance. Some have even improvedtheir thankful and excited about such a gener-
placed in the final reading by a grade level. ous donation as they have been waiting for
fJ four. Yelena Persaud, The Boys Reading Challenge is held an- such a chance to introduce technology into
.:3 a 7-year-old student in nually in Ocotber. The son of the coordina- their classrooms. Their hope is that more
grade 5, beat out sev- tor is one who has improved his reading, businesses will donate such items to the
eral of her 12-year-old writing, handwriting and comprehension school so that each classroom can have its
competitors and placed skills. This fourth grader, Steven Jones, is own laptop and LCD projector. The entire
2nd. Diazhanee Gib- now engaging in more thinking and analy- staff of this school thanks Commonwealth
son, a grade 6 student, sis of information as well. This challenge Bank for its kind donation.
placed 4th. The third is indeed an asset to the students of CentralScholarship Opportunities
participant was Roann Abaco Primary who take part in it. Scholarship Opportunities
Burrows from grade 6. Also held during this month is a com- for Students and Teachers
Yelena has qualified to petition for the students in grades 1-3 to By Samantha V. Evans
take part in the Knights expose them to reading on a lesser scale. Students who are interested in study-
of Columbus Spelling This competition has three parts: drawing, ing in the environmental field have an
Bee Competition in reading and writing which are intended to opportunity to apply for ten scholarships
These four students of St. Francis de Sales School did very well Florida later this year. improve their artistic, writing, reading and that are available through the Bahamas
in a Catholic Spelling Bee in Nassau. Seven-year-old Yelena The principal and staff thinking skills. Students are asked to draw
Persaud, in center front, placed second. congratulate the stu- a picture on poster paper related to a given School From Page 8
Sea Star Building
Sales Agent, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
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
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 100'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.
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
L11 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 Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross Lot F 11,741 sf $93,928 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $94,072 gross Lot G 10,868 sf $86,944 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $70,400 gross Lot H 12,514 sf $100,112 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross Lot I 10,474 sf $83,792 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $96,080 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
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Ferur 15 209 Tebcna etow ae
Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
"Camelot" # 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. $7,849,000.
"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/f 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. 3,000 s/f bi-level furnished
home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach frontage. Adjacent
lot also available. $2,357,000.
"Trident House" # 317- Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
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/funderroofon 15,493 s/f landscaped
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. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
doublegarage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Windhard Beach-Beachfront Home #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.
PalmBay Harbourfront Home #2 # 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 FINANCING AVAILABLE $1,035,000.
"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
1 acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished. 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
"Just OffTheBeach"# 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, Sweet Home" # 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
of 14,000 s/f also available REDUCED TO $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.
Bahana 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.
BahamaBeach 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 unfurnished
(appliances only) 2,900 s/f bi-level home under roof, 1,300 s/f
underair, community pool, sea views $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201- # 1175- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1.000 s/f, 2nd
level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated, well
maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat slip/dock,
Near beach. $460,000.
ABACO ESTATE SERVICES
REAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALS
Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, 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 furnished. 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 & golf course, 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
closeto beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condondniums
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffimrnished harbour
front condo. tastefutly refurbished. $649,000.
# 454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928 2 bed, I bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath. 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit.
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455 1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach & Canal LotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, 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/fparcel (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.
WindwardBeach Beachfront Parcel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach. Splendid
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
WiruwardBeach # 999 -12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 -13,664 s/f canalfront 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 Ib boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Halfacre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 173 & 1174- 2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared, all
utilitiesavailable.Purchase both& SAVEI EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10.295 s/fcleared 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 s/f canal parcel with
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Beachfront Lot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene beach
parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco. 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. 1,800
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on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built in
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"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
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#1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87 of water frontage, 160' of lay-
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/fcanal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $299,500.
# 704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/ 104' frontage $265,000.
# 1080 -12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.
#811 10,400 s/f sea view corer lot, near beach $107,000.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer 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. furnished
home includes main house, separate master suite, guest cottage,
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shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
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great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach" Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f)
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School From Page 6
Reef Environment Educational Foundation
(BREEF). BREEF is located in Nassau and
has formed an exciting partnership with
the Island School/Cape Eleuthera Institute.
One aspect of this partnership involves
the coordination of the Bahamas Environ-
mental Steward Scholars (BESS) program.
This program offers up to 10 scholarships
for motivated Bahamian students who are
curious about the ocean and conservation.
Students who are awarded scholarships
will have an opportunity to learn about the
natural environment through first-hand ex-
periences. They will actively participate in
the learning process. Students will learn
to sea kayak and become scuba certified.
They will receive a scholarship to attend
the Island School, a six-month internship at
the conservation organization, and a schol-
arship to attend the College of the Baha-
mas or other school. The deadline for this
application is March 1st, 2009. Forms are
available at the Friends of the Environment
Teachers have an opportunity to attend a
conference at the Island School on August
2 through 9 to learn more about marine life
and scuba diving. They will explore the
geology and geography of Cape Eleuthera,
kayak, snorkel, participate in science re-
search and explore sustainable systems.
Scholarships are available for interested
persons and forms can be collect from
Friends of the Environment. The teachers'
scholarship is managed by the FRIENDS
office. The deadline for application forms
is April 3rd, 2009.
CAPS Promotes Fire Safety
Stop, Drop and Roll
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Primary School lost
one of its students in a fire in the Mud
during the month of November last year
and since then the grade one teacher of
this student, Mrs. Seymour-Dawkins, has
taken the initiative to teach the students
about fire safety. The first session was
held during the month of January which
involved the entire school. Sgt. Johnson
from the Police Department and Danny
Sawyer from the Marsh Harbour Volun-
teer Fire Department educated the entire
school about fire safety.
The students learned about the Stop,
Drop, and Roll steps to protect themselves
from sustaining fire damage in the event
of a fire. The first thing children should
do is STOP running fans the flame and
causes the fire to spread faster. Next, they
should SHOUT for help. DROP to the
floor and cover their face. ROLL back
and forth to put out flames. If they sustain
a burn to the body, they should COOL it
with cold water.
The students were instructed on what to
do to get out of a burning building. The
firemen warned the students of potential
situations that could result in a fire. Stu-
dents from each grade level prepared an
item related to fire safety.
The school has now committed to prac-
Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town is teaching its students about fire safety.
This is the result of a young boy from this school losing his life in afire in the Mud. Fire
Officer Johnson with the Royal Bahamas Police Force, center, and Danny Sawyer of the
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, right, talked with the students about fire
safety. During the assembly Leroy Thompson, Senior Master at the school, presented a
donation to the Fire Department.
ticing regular fire safety drills and held the
first one on January 29th. The members
of this fire safety committee are Leroy
Thompson, Andrea Chu and Mrs. D. Mor-
ris. The school made a monetary donation
to the volunteer firefighters of Abaco.
School Health Care
By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to ensure that the student
population remains healthy and to allevi-
ate the number of students attending the
clinic on a daily basis, the healthcare team
at the Marsh Harbour government clinic
began its school healthcare program again
this year. Presently, the staff attends to all
healthcare needs of the students at Central
Abaco Primary School and ensures that the
grade six students receive appropriate vac-
cinations for graduation and entry into high
school. They screen all grade one students
by giving them eye and hearing exams and
general physical fitness checkups. Students
who are diagnosed as being sick are given
medication along with instructions for in-
gestion. The medication is distributed by
the school administrators. The healthcare
team visits the school twice weekly.
Abaco Central High School
Teacher of the Year
Celebrated on February 6th
By Mirella Santillo
In an assembly of students, teachers
and education officials, Ms. Phillipa Far-
rington was honored as Abaco Central
High School's Teacher of the Year. She
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was supported by an emotional crowd re-
acting with applauds, cheers or tears.
Ms. Farrington, who is Department
Head of Social Science, joined Abaco Cen-
tral High School six years ago, her first
appointment after graduating from college.
A small, pretty, personable and enthusi-
astic person, Ms. Farrington immediately
won the respect of the students and her
colleagues through her personality and her
achievements, as was demonstrated in the
ceremony that took place at the school on
Early in the morning Ms. Farrington
left Abaco Central High School with
students and other teachers in a four-car
motorcade escorted by policemen. The
motorcade went through the communities
of Central Abaco and returned to an as-
sembly at the school.
Ms. Farrington was acclaimed by princi-
pal Vanessa James, serenaded by Mr. Basil
Bean and by the school choir, praised by
students who read poetry they had com-
posed for her and was lavished with compli-
ments by her Pastor, Mr. Emmitt Archer.
Guest speaker, Ms. Simone Bowe, Direc-
tor of Human Resources at Baker's Bay,
spoke of her as "a person of character, one
to admire even when she is not on duty."
This address was followed by a presentation
of many gifts from teachers and students.
Ms. Phillipa Farrington was chosen as
Teacher of the Year by Abaco Central High
School. This popular teacher was honoured
at an assembly on February 6. The students
and staff gave her a leather suitcase that
she can use on a trip to the States that they
also are giving to her.
Inter-House Sports Day
By Mirella Santillo
Most of the last week in January at Ab-
aco Central High School was dedicated to
sports. On January 28th the students who
had been chosen by their house mates and
teachers practiced for the following day's
Abaco Central High School held its inter-house Sports Day on January 28. The event was
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Stuart; Grade 10 Trevon Green, Cedric Gaitor and Simiette Stuart; Grade 11 Nede-
ria Stuart, Santrecia Hield and Mervann Davis; Grade 12 Judeen Davis, Temika
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Field and Track Competition. were under the direction of Head Coach
As soon as school started on Thursday Vogel Williams
morning, the Tainos, the Arawaks, the Students from seventh to twelfth grades
Caribs and the Lucayans assembled at the participated in the competition with each
track while the rest of the students and staff event divided into age categories, under 15,
lined along the fence to watch and cheer under 17, under 20 and open, separately for
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February 15, 2009
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Another tradition celebration
Though the numbers were small, it didn't
diminish the fun had by all who came to
celebrate the 13th year of Valentine's Tea
parties held in Cherokee. The table was set
with a lovely pristine white damask table-
cloth, bright red candles in antique candle
holders and a Depression Glass bowl of
fresh grapes as well as a fine display of
Valentine's Day postcards from a private
The two different teas for the day in-
cluded a homemade strawberry-lime tea
and a unique family-owned tea brought all
the way from Sri Lanka by one of Chero-
kee's second-homeowners. The menu for
the day was spotlighted with a platter of
tiny teacups and saucers made from choco-
late cupcakes and many other beautifully
decorated sweets as well a variety of deli-
As in years past there was a door prize of
a lovely heart-covered china mug won by
Ruth Pinder, one of our guests from Marsh
Harbour. There were some new and differ-
ent games and lots of prizes. The guest list
included many who have been coming ev-
ery year, but also three new guests which
we hope enjoyed the time of fellowship,
fun and games as well as the food and tea.
Latest school news
The Primary Student Awards for June
2008 are as follows:
Grade 1 Marisa Pratt
Grade 2 Brianna Sweeting
Grade 3 Donovan Hepburn
Grade 4 Tiffany Albury
Grade 5 Dre Hepburn
Grade 6 Terence Albury
Students of the month for November
2008 were Dre Hepburn and Marisa Pratt.
Students of the month for January 2009
were Jesica Weatherford and Marisa Pratt.
The children's Rock-a-thon will take place
on February 19th and the students are now
in the process of obtaining their sponsors. It
will consist of six hours for Grades 3 through
6 and three hours for Grades 1 and 2.
February is Parents Month, but the ac-
tivities have not yet been announced.
The Cherokee Primary Newsletter for
the period January through April 2009 is
now out and includes birthday dates, the
calendar for the various grade Spelling
Bees. The Spelling Bee for Grade 5 haa
already been held and Cherokee Primary
was represented by Jesica Weatherford and
Tiffany Albury. They both tried very hard
but, alas, no trophy. Ms. Lowe encourages
the parents to help the children study their
The Newsletter includes some very
important dates that the children should
remember for up-coming events and ac-
tivities. It reminded the students to make
their plans for the bi-annual talent compe-
tition with the theme of Go on a journey
Parents and friends are invited to attend
the special assemblies each month. The
next one will be on February 24th with the
theme Responsibility. In March they will
be held on the 9th and the 23rd and the
theme will be Respect. You are reminded
that the assemblies begin at 8:50 a.m. on
these mornings and you are invited to come
and join us.
The new PTA President is Timothy
Sands along with a new PTA Committee
and we wish them well. Even though she
has not had a child in the school for many
years, since 1986 Peggy Albury has served
as president, treasurer and all around trou-
bleshooter for Cherokee Sound All Age
School and now Cherokee Primary School.
She did an outstanding job and her services
were very much appreciated. Only once in
a great while does such a dedicated civic-
minded person come along, and Peggy is
definitely one of those talented and help-
ful persons. So, thank you, Peggy, from
not only the students and the school but for
the many things you do for the whole com-
munity of Cherokee Sound for the many
years of unselfish service you have given
to all of us.
Honey production at
Pepper Pot Farm
By Mirella Santillo
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Floyd,
the destroyed vegetation has long regrown,
most of the structures it demolished have
been rebuilt, most of the devastation it
caused soon forgotten. A less visible and
insidious damage was the disappearance
of certain insects, among them the benefi-
cial honey bees which, according to some
farmers and residents, were not seen for
years after the storm struck the island.
But slowly they returned. One can now
see them early mornings buzzing away on
shepherd's needles and flowering weeds.
In the last few months, swarms were seen
too close to residences and shops and had
to be destroyed. Farmers, however, are
happy with their presence and usually keep
a couple of hives around their farms as the
bees play an important role in the pollina-
tion of most vegetables and fruits.
Mr. Mel Wells, the owner of Pepper
Pot Farm, a vegetable farm in the Chero-
kee area, was given a couple of hives sev-
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eral months ago by Mr. Patrick Stewart
of Lubbers Quarters. This gave him the
idea to take his chance in a new venture:
honey harvesting. Soon the bees swarmed
and he acquired more hives, his new busi-
ness was born. Since then, the bees have
swarmed many more times and there are
now 35 hives on the farm. You can find
Pepper Pot Farm Honey on the shelves
of the supermarket and in some specialty
shops. The honey produced at Pepper Pot
Farm is pure, raw, unfiltered honey. The
only process involved before pouring it in
glass jars is the removal of wax particles
left from the honey comb.
Covered in a protection suit, Mr. Wells
posed among some of his hives around
which thousands of bees were in constant
motion, flying back and forth from the
hives to the fields, unconcerned by his
presence or mine.
A product thousand of years old, honey
has suffered ups and downs over the cen-
turies as a food and cosmetic item. It was
In keeping with their plan to remove invasive species, a group of approximately ten
people from Friends of the Environment assisted by people from the community of
Crossing Rocks worked hard to manually remove most of the casuarina trees from both
sides of the road between Crossing Rocks and Schooner Bay. Not all of the trees were
able to be removed as some were on private property. After removal, the trees were
transported to the landfill at Crossing Rocks where they were properly disposed of. The
removal of these invasive trees which do not belong here has opened up a very nice
view through the creek system to the sea and has also allowed room for the growth of
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considered a medicinal remedy by ancient
Greeks and Egyptian Queen Cleopatra was
supposed to have bathed regularly in goat
milk and honey to keep her skin healthy.
Honey was the only sweetener used by
westerners until it was supplanted by cane
sugar in the eighteenth century. Honey has
enjoyed a renewed popularity in recent years
as a body care ingredient used in soaps,
shampoos and moisturizing creams and is
praised again for its medicinal properties.
Not to forget the delicious addition it pro-
vides in foods, teas and other beverages.
A short distance from the hives, rows of
peppers displayed huge yellow and purple
fruit. Further away, separated by cabbages
and lettuce, a field of tomatoes was nearly
ready to be harvested.
Pepper Pot Farm caters to the individ-
ual consumers rather than to resellers and
throughout the day people come to buy
vegetables picked fresh from the fields
while they wait. Besides honey and several
varieties of tomatoes, cabbages and pep-
pers, one can also find pumpkins, cucum-
bers, onions, green beans and bananas.
Always the entrepreneur, Mr. Wells ex-
plained that he wants to experiment with
summer plants and said he is still learning
about beekeeping and the possible use of
Capt. Bethel From Page 1
Capt. Bethel, a native of Cherokee
Sound, said he has spent most of his life
sailing, ever since he was a boy. He has
been employed for 22 years with Abaco
United Shipping Company and is not even
thinking of retiring any time soon.
White Sound, Elbow Cay
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Baker's Bay From Page 1
ing the establishment of a BNT office on
Abaco as well as a full-time warden. The
grant has also provided the BNT with the
opportunity to partner with Friends of the
Environment and schools in North and
South Abaco to establish three Discovery
Clubs on Abaco. Discovery Club is an af-
ter school club that combines environmen-
tal education with fun learning techniques
designed to take young people out of the
classroom and into the different eco-sys-
tems in The Bahamas.
"The BNT is truly grateful to corporate
supporters like Baker's Bay, who place
a high value on the environment and the
work of the Trust," said Glenn Bannister,
president of the BNT.
The Bahamas National Trust is the man-
dated manager of 25 national parks and
protected areas in The Bahamas. Abaco is
home to five national parks: Abaco Nation-
al Park, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park,
Tilloo Cay Reserve, Black Sound Cay Re-
serve and Walker's Cay National Park.
February 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 11
Community meetings discussed Snake Cay protected area
By Jennifer Hudson
Several concerned members of the small
community of Casuarina Point attended a
meeting held in the Fire House on January
12 to discuss the Snake Cay park proposal.
Moderating the meeting were Olivia Pat-
terson, Programme Coordinator for the
Friends of the Environment, and Kristin
Williams, Executive Director. Also pres-
ent was David Knowles, Park Warden for
the Bahamas National Trust.
The meeting began with an overview of
the proposal which Ms. Patterson is pre-
paring for government requesting that the
Snake Cay area be preserved as a national
park. The idea of this is to protect the area
from large scale development such as con-
dominiums or high rises and to preserve it
as a park for people to use. The park will
be for recreational use, and persons will
still be able to do all the things they do
there now such as conching, fishing, kaya-
king, boating and picnicking. "We need to
protect the habitats and the mangroves,"
emphasised Ms. Patterson. "We cannot do
nothing and expect it to stay the way it is
now; we must take action."
Meetings have already been held regard-
ing this proposal in Marsh Harbour and
Cherokee Sound and, following discus-
sions, the proposal is growing in length.
The reason for the meeting at Casuarina
Point was to make residents of the area
aware that any adverse activity at Snake
Cay will affect the coast as far as Casua-
rina Point. There is a system of blue holes,
all interconnected between Snake Cay,
Cherokee Creek, Bight of Old Robinson
up to Rocky Point at the western end of
Casuarina Point. If dredging were to take
place at Snake Cay, the silting could travel
all the way to Rocky Point. Focus is being
placed on the mangrove creek systems.
Following her explanation of the propos-
al, Ms. Paterson asked for opinions from
those present. A few questions were raised,
but everyone showed that they are very
much in favour of this proposal as they all
want the area left just as it is for future gen-
erations. "National park status is the best
mechanism to keep the area as it is," stated
Ms. Patterson, who went on to explain that
if the proposal is approved by Cabinet, all
government will be doing is granting the
land. Friends will come back to the people
to get their input to work up the manage-
ment plans for the park. "One of the gen-
eral concerns about the Snake Cay Park is
that it would become a no-take zone, but
A further meeting to discuss the East
Abaco Creeks National Park Proposal was
held at the FRIENDS' Education Centre
on January 28 as a joint venture between
the Friends of the Environment and The
Bahamas National Trust. Many such com-
munity meetings have been held in various
settlements over the past several months,
and this was most likely the last meeting
which will be held in Marsh Harbour as the
proposal is now in its final stages before
its presentation to government. Ms. Olivia
Patterson, Programme Coordinator for
FRIENDS, stated that the purpose of the
meeting was to make themselves available
to the community and to answer questions
about the creeks and the proposal. "We
want to give the public as much oppor-
tunity as possible to comment as it is our
goal to make sure that the intentions of the
proposal are clear," she stated. "The main
reason for the proposal is for the protection
of creek areas from large scale develop-
ment. We are thinking long term for the
protection of the mangroves and sea grass
beds which are important for the protection
of the species we eat so this has caused ac-
Ms. Patterson explained the process
which the proposal will have to go through
that is not so," assured Ms. Pat terson.
It is hoped that the proposal to protect
a network of mangrove creeks can then be
fine tuned and presented to the government
by the end of February.
before it is passed. Firstly, the draft pro-
posal will be written from suggestions re-
ceived at meetings. This will be revised
by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT),
then sent to the Prime Minister for him to
review before being sent on to Cabinet.
The proposal will then go to Lands and
Surveys, then back to the Prime Minister
for his final approval. "This means that it
will likely be in government hands for a
very long time and the process could take
years," she warned.
"Abaco is moving ahead very quickly
and we must look ahead and take action
while we can and preserve what we have
while we still have it," declared Ms. Pat-
terson. "Once this area has been designat-
ed as a national park, then the Bahamas
National Trust will be the body which will
manage it. Laws will help govern how it
is managed and the community will have
a big input into protecting its natural re-
"Anyone owning private land within
the park's boundaries will have to get any
permits through the BNT. They cannot be
entirely stopped from building but would
have to abide by some restrictions. All of
the private land owners have been contact-
Please see Snake Cay Page 14
Residents of Casuarina Point were very interested in the presentation made by Friends of
the Environment and Bahamas National Trust concerning the preservation of the Angel
Cays creek system from Snake Cay down to Casuarina Point. The proposal would make
the area a national park but would allow the public to use it as it does now. The residents
were in favor of protecting the area as were residents of Cherokee Sound, Little Harbour
and Central Abaco communities.
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"Garden Wal ,iiGGHl05 S491,000.
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#(GG H1096 S4,950,000.
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-Commercial Upper level
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-Rental History Income
;'I I I220 S400,000.
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-240 s.f Studio
36.775 s. .8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
#MW'Hl 1018 -51.250.i00.
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0.23 Acre 10.056 s.f.
17 KW Aux.ceneralor
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1600 s. f. of residence
785 s.f. wrap around porch
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250' to the Atlantic Beach
240 s.f. garage
28.000 gallon cistern
Runway & Dock access
OSCH 1093 S7)9,i)0.
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
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-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
IF 838 s.f Guest House
S I.and Sea-to-Sea
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S liU 2 Bedroom. I Bath
400 s.f. Guest Cabin
172' Ocean Beach Front
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I Bedroom, I Bath
Sleeping Loll l
410 s.f Cottage
0.217 Acre -9.452 s.f
160 s.f. Shed -Workshop
Fully Furnished &
-2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
800 sr. Fresidence
3.75 Acre, sea to sea
109' ol' fronltage onl Sea
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AIl)proved plans for 32
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Protecting the creeks of East Abaco:
Provided by Friends of the Environment
Friends of the Environment and The Ba-
hamas National Trust are partnering with
the community to put forth a proposal to
the government to make Snake Cay creeks
(Angel Cays), Bight of Old Robinson and
Cherokee Sound a national park. The
proposal has been written and developed
through many stages of community consul-
tation. Details of the proposal are outlined
What the document proposes:
That the government designate Crown
and Treasury lands in the Snake Cay
creeks, Bight of Old Robinson and Chero-
kee Sound as a national park to protect the
habitat from large scale commercial devel-
opment. It also proposes that the area be
left open for cultural fishing, recreation
Why make this area a national park?
Bahamians and visitors have been us-
ing these areas for generations and want
their descendants to be able to enjoy the
We realize that if we want to keep the
area "as it is," that we can no longer stand
idly by. The community has to be proac-
tive in taking steps towards conservation
for Abaco's future.
Eighty percent of our seafood grows
up in mangrove nurseries like the ones
found in these creeks. By protecting them
we are protecting our livelihood.
Our environment is the greatest source
of attraction to visitors of The Bahamas.
Making this area a national park it is
the best way to ensure its long term pro-
A national pa
tection and makes the granting of the land
more likely. The Bahamas National Trust
was established by the government for this
What benefits will the community
receive if the park is approved?
The piece of mind that the land will
not be reclaimed for other purposes in the
future and will be conserved for future Ba-
The consistency of management by a
legislated organization, The Bahamas Na-
tional Trust, which is dedicated to man-
agement and enforcement of national park
rules and regulations.
What are the next steps?
The proposal is submitted to govern-
ment for discussion.
If approved, the Bahamas National
Trust and Friends of the Environment will
return to the community to begin discus-
sions on developing a management plan.
That is the document that will detail park
use, regulations and enforcement. The
community will be involved in many dis-
cussion groups that will form the manage-
ment plan as was done for the Abaco
What will be different if a national
park is approved for this area?
Private land owners within the park
will still be able to put structures on their
property but will have to make applications
through the Bahamas National Trust to en-
sure that there will be no severe impacts on
the creek habitat.
Plans will be made for increased en-
forcement in the form of a Bahamas Na-
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tional Trust Park Warden. In addition,
enforcement measures will be made more
The community will have the option
to suggest management guidelines for the
The community will still be allowed to
fish, boat and conch in the area.
Snake Cay From Page 12
ed. It has not been fully decided whether to At t c o t M
At the conclusion of the Marsh Harbour
include the land at Duck Cay; we still have th
meeting, the question of enforcement was
to verify this with the owners," stated Ms.
raised and a plan to include a road for re-
Patterson. "If the park is approved, then i w l o p
inforcement with look out points was dis-
the community can suggest guidelines for cussed.
rules and bylaws to form a Management "The BNT is mandated to manage the
Plan. We are trying to make the boundaries enforcement,"
parks and do a good job of enforcement,"
easily indefinable by boat." it was stated.
In addition to the community meetings to The matter of the new Bahamas Elec-
The matter of the new Bahamas Elec-
educate everyone about the proposal, there trinity Corporation plant which is planned
tricity Corporation plant which is planned
have been a series of stakeholder meetings for Wilson City was brought up with peo-
with focus discusn ec Wfor Wilson City was brought up with peo-
with focus discussions each Wednesday at ple expressing their concern. But David
pie expressing their concern. But David
noon during the month of February which Knowles, Park Warden for the BNT, as-
Knowles, Park Warden for the BNT, as-
were attended by bone fishermen, tour op- sure the group that if the Snake Cay area
erators real estate representatives and busi- does become a national park, then BEC
nessmen to fo rm plans.
nessmen to orm plans will be under more pressure from BNT to
Ms. Patterson was asked to give a sum- be efficient.
mary of the community views from the
S o t c v f t Once this proposal has been finalized,
other areas where meetings had previously it will be published and posted in public
it will be published and posted in public
bee hl places for people to read.
Cherokee felt that it had been a wake-up
call since what had happened with Winding
Bay. They realized the need to protect the
creeks and were very favorable towards it Cancer Society
as long as they will still be allowed to fish
there. They suggested expanding the area Thrift Shop
for protection as far as Casuarina Point. Open Every Saturday
Casuarina Point residents agreed with
the proposal and the boundaries. 10 am 1 pm
Little Harbour was absolutely in favour Behind Abaco Grocery
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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian
February 15, 2009
By Rita Reis Wieczorek, Rear Commodore
On January 13th Royal Marsh Harbour
Yacht Club members gathered at the Mar-
quee at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat
Harbour for the annual Chili Cook-Off.
The event was well attended by members
and guests. The chairpersons for the party
were Charlie and Rose Dowling. It was a
repeat performance for the two of them and
the most successful January event since
the Chili Cook-Off became the standard
for the January social. Their assistant co-
chairpersons were Roberta Brandt, Terry
Flial, Kathy Fenn and Kathy Sales.
There were 29 male chefs with appro-
priate hats and aprons serving pots of their
homemade chili. Peter Ross coordinated
recruiting some of the chefs from Marsh
Harbour. Chili was classified according to
the following categories: unusual, mild,
medium and hot. The judges for the event
were Milt Sales, Bob Williams, Andrew
Sweeting representing the resort and Chris
Higgs, dock master at the resort.
The winners of the Chili Cook-Off were
announced by Charlie Dowling, who pre-
sented certificates to the judges for their
hard work. The winners were David Bau-
eresis most unusual chili; Terry Ziegler
- mild chili; Bill Gravelle from Guana Cay
- medium chili; and Jack McLaughlin hot
chili. The prizes were donated by the re-
sort. Terry Ziegler won the Over-All Chili
Many boaters in Central Abaco enjoyed the annual Chili Cook-off organized by the Royal
Marsh Harbour Yacht Club. It was held in the Marquee at Abaco Beach Resort with 29
male chefs making their favorite chili. Shown here are some of the party-goers who live
ashore in Marsh Harbour.
category. He will take Peggy to a Sunday
lunch at the resort.
Kathy Sales organized the sale of regalia
before the party started and reported that
her crew was able to sell over $1,350 of
items with the club logo. The men's and
women's t-shirts and polo shirts were hot
items. There are still items left to sell at the
next event in February.
At 5 p.m. the bar was opened to the
partygoers. Paul Graham and his crew did
an outstanding job. Members always en-
joy wine and mixed drinks when they get
together for friendship and visiting each
other in the Marquee.
The Abaco Beach Resort set up for the
event, provided the sides and the desserts.
Members stayed until the food was gone
and the bar closed.
Sea Spay Resort and
Rita Wieczorek, Rear Commodore
Bob and Judy Williams, the RMHYC
Port Captains for Abaco, planned a two-
night rendezvous at Sea Spay Resort that
turned out to be a wonderful party filled
with lots of dinner parties, a white elephant
exchange, cocktail parties, water exercises
and dancing under the stars. It was sup-
posed to be a two-day affair but some
members extended their stay to include the
29th of January. The Sea Spray Resort and
Marina was almost filled with boats from
As many boats had already arrived Fri-
day afternoon, the official parties began
with an impromptu lunch at the Abaco Inn.
Members enjoyed this unscheduled time to
get together, visit with old friends and to
establish new friendships.
Friday evening began with a cocktail
party on the docks at Sea Spray followed
by a wonderful dinner party at the Hope
Town Harbour Lodge. RMHYC members
came from marinas around Marsh Harbour
and Man-O-War Cay. Several Club resi-
dents from homes also joined the group.
The menu was terrific as well as the service
and the colorful table decorations. A beau-
tiful chocolate birthday cake was served at
the end of the meal. The Sea of Abaco was
flat during the day but an expected front
came through as the evening party ended
in Hope Town.
Saturday morning the wrapped goodies
arrived for the White Elephant Exchange.
This event caused a lot of laughter and a
good time was had by all the participants.
Bob Williams was the first to pick a pack-
age as he had picked number one in the
exchange. Two of the most popular items
were a lacey bra and a water gun. It was
great to see men 'fight' for the bra and the
women wondered what they would do with
a water gun. Fortunately, little five-year-
old Johnny helped them out and wanted the
Saturday evening began with drinks
pool-side at Sea Spray followed by a won-
derful sit down dinner in their Boat House
Restaurant. Junior's band entertained and
Chaz sang for the Club. From all the pic-
tures I have seen, it certainly looks like ev-
eryone enjoyed 'cutting-up-the-rug' under
Sunday morning brunch was made by
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The Abaconian Section B Page 15
mai Local Government at Work
Cent. Abaco Dist. Council 28 Jan 2009
Minor maintenance at the two public
schools, Abaco Central High School and
Central Abaco Primary School, continues
to be a problem that has not been resolved
satisfactorily by Council although it keeps
trying. Classroom flourescent lights remain
out of service for weeks at a time.
Council members had been advised that
the Department of Education was respon-
sible for daily routine maintenance while
Council would be responsible for paint-
ing and larger maintenance work. Effort
will be made to get a school handyman to
take care of routine maintenance. The two
schools house about 1,200 students plus
faculty and support staff.
Cable Bahamas was again faulted for not
maintaining an office on Abaco and not be-
ing able to handle and resolve complaints
It appears that funding for small capi-
tal projects in Marsh Harbour and Murphy
Town has been approved for items submit-
ted a month earlier. Both towns requested
funding for modest projects in keeping
with government's mandate. With gov-
ernment revenues down, members would
like to see the money before they get too
excited. Dundas Town was not allocated
any funding although they had requested
a substantial sum for a large project. The
Dundas Town Council members were quite
vocal in their disappointment at being left
out and felt that central government was
quite disrespectful of the township.
Dundas Town members asked if a bas-
ketball court could be built at Central
Abaco Primary School as the 700 children
there have no playground and spend their
recess in the school parking lot. They also
asked if the vacant dump site could be reas-
signed to be a Dundas Town responsibility.
Neither inquiries were aswered.
Council members want more coopera-
tion from the traffic section of the police
department concerning uncovered trucks
carrying trash. The six or seven miles to
the new landfill is constantly littered with
debris from uncovered trucks. Members
noted that as the volume of trash headed to
the new landfill increases, methods must be
undertaken to reduce or eliminate roadside
littering from vehicles transporting trash.
Murphy Town Committee 2 Feb 09
By Mirella Santillo
The garbage problems at Great Cistern
and Bahama Coral Isle were again dis-
cussed as well as the removal of the derelict
vehicles that has not been completed yet. It
was mentioned that Mr. Paul Mills' gar-
bage truck was still not fixed and that Mr.
Trevor Mills picked up for him last month.
The garbage bin on the Great Cistern Road
which had been overflowing regularly for
the past two months was again brought up
and discussed at length with the committee
agreeing that a larger bin from Bahamas
Waste should replace it. The existing one
will be added to the one at Bahama Coral
Isle to hopefully take care of the problem
It was agreed to wait until June when
Mr. Mills contract expires to renegotiate
with him for the extra bins. Chairman Re-
nardo Curry mentioned that he had agreed
to extend to Mr. Mills a maximum of $500
monthly fuel allowance to be paid directly
to Texaco, since the distance to the dump
had increased. Mr. Cephas Cooper asked
that it be noted in the minutes.
To address the problem of disposing of
large household items, it was agreed that a
large dumpster would come once a month
to Murphy Town so people could dispose
of household items at that time instead of
throwing them randomly around the neigh-
borhoods. The date will be posted on the
bulletin board and announced on the ra-
Capt. Cyril Roker with the Port Author-
ity has agreed to have lights installed at the
South Side dock area after receiving three
quotes. Water & Sewerage has been con-
tacted to install a water connection on For-
est Drive for watering the plants.
The contracts were discussed and it ap-
peared that Mr. Emmett Bootle will stay on
as the road verge maintenance contractor;
others are to be hired when needed.
Thirty-three thousand dollars has been
allocated to Murphy Town for small capi-
tal projects. Mr. Cooper urged the com-
mittee members to have a separate meeting
as soon as possible to agree on the capital
expenditure. He reminded them of the eco-
nomic situation and to budget their expens-
es for the most pressing issues.
He mentioned the government's pos-
sible extension plan for Murphy Town and
told them to be aware of the land tenure
when planning for the Memorial Park and
the Community Center. He advised them
to develop a scope of work and put various
projects to tender. He reminded the Chair-
man that the recurrent budget for the year
2009-10 had to be completed and sent to
Council by the end of February.
Each Committee member present was
charged to deal with a specific scope of
work. Cubell Davis will look into side-
walks, Sonith Lockart agreed to take
charge of the beautification of streets cor-
ners, Bradley Swain was asked to contact
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Local Government at Work "MAMA
Local Gov. From Page 16
the Ministry of Works to find out if it could
assist with the bathrooms at South Side,
Renardo Curry promised to do the scope
of work for the boat ramp and Glen Mc-
Donald was put in charge of the Memorial
Wall next to the playground.
Dundas Town Committee 3 Feb 09
By Samantha V. Evans
On a cold evening the elected Town
Committee members for Dundas Town met
to discuss the business of their community
and to plan for the new budget year. Chair-
man Cay Mills spoke about the concerns in
Central Pines that they are lacking some
vital services. Since the community is ex-
panding, more services will be needed. He
stated that the new budget should reflect
these changes. He thanked the committee
members who assisted with the cleanup
of the area already, but he sees the need
for a contract to be given for the exten-
sive upkeep of the area. He spoke of the
building contractors who leave their debris
unsecured, resulting in it being blown in
the streets and onto the property of other
At their last meeting the Committee
spoke of its desire to meet with Mr. McIn-
tosh, the Housing officer for Abaco. Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper confirmed that
this meeting was granted, and he will meet
with them on a day and at a time given.
The Committee requested that Mr. Cooper
attend this meeting as well.
Mr. Cooper explained the procedure
for submitting the budget for the new fis-
cal year that will start on July 1, stating
that the budget must be in to the Council
by the end of February. At this time the
Council will combine all budgets together,
then send the document to the Minister of
State for Finance, Mr. Zvargio Laing, by
the end of March. Mr. Cooper gave them
a breakdown of their expenditure for the
past year and a half. Once they did that, he
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subdivision Phase II, increase the cleaning
contract for Ocean View and Brown's Bay
bathrooms due to increased usage and to
include cleaning supplies, upkeep of parks,
all cemeteries including Central Pines
graveyard and all public grounds, increase
payment for Settlement Road because of
the excellent work being done, beautify
dual carriage way in Central Pines and ex-
pand cleaning of side streets in that com-
munity, hurricane preparation and regulat-
ing the salary of the secretary to bring it on
stream will all others.
Mr. Cooper discussed the reason their
capital project was denied stating that they
need to find smaller projects to submit
that will provide for better usage of the
$83,000 funds they will receive at the end
of February. Once their projects have been
approved, the committee will hold a town
meeting to inform the residents of their
plans and to give them an update on what
they have been doing in the community.
The Committee has many plans for their
community but will have to leave some of
them for next year due to strict budget re-
Marsh Harb. Town Committee4 Feb 09
Town committees all over Abaco are
preparing their recurrent budgets for sub-
mission to their relevant councils. These
are in turn incorporated into the councils'
proposed budgets for submission to Nas-
sau. The results of this exercise are gener-
ally not known until July which begins the
new fiscal year.
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ieta. Local Government at Work
Local Gov. From Page 77
Marsh Harbour and Spring City both put
in for substantial increases due to the rapid
growth of these two towns. Residential
garbage collection is a main expense for
both towns. Spring City is looking to in-
crease its house population by 100 or more
families this year due to the government's
low-cost house initiative now underway
Similar growth is seen in Marsh Har-
bour's Sweeting's Village by individuals.
Trash removal for the Mud and Peas settle-
ments in Marsh Harbour is being scheduled
Immigration Minister met with Council members
for more frequent removal and is added to
the monthly expenses.
Committee members noted that Goom-
bay Park on the waterfront will revert to
Port management with its expansion. The
vendor stalls will be relocated to the new
BAIC market and craft site beside the An-
glican church in Marsh Harbour.
After extensive discussions, it was de-
cided to supply two rolls of bathroom tis-
sue each day to the rest rooms at Crossing
Refuse debris blowing off trucks going
to the landfill is causing serious littering on
the highway between Marsh Harbour and
the landfill. A contract will be let to keep
this road clean, but members want more
enforcement from the police to those caus-
ing the problem. Members concluded that
the solution lies in enforcing methods to
keep the trash from blowing off the trucks
rather than hiring more men to keep the
roads clean. The dump contractor is re-
sponsible for cleaning the section of Snake
Cay road leading to the landfill entrance.
The contractor's ability to manage the
landfill properly was questioned as mem-
bers were not confident that the different
types of trash were being disposed of prop-
erly at the site.
Owing to the population boom expected
for Spring City this spring and summer,
it was suggested that central government
consider making this settlement a separate
township within the Central Abaco Council
with its own budget and areas of responsi-
Committee members were of the opin-
ion that the house assignments for the new
houses in Spring City are not being as-
signed equitably with some houses going
to persons now owning houses elsewhere.
Administrator Cephas Cooper suggested
that the Committee invite the housing man-
ager to come to a meeting and explain the
situation as it may not be as they believe.
Committee members asked when the
junction will be paved at the Union Jack
Dock on Front Street. It has been torn up
for some time causing the side road to be
closed. This caused the garbage bin used
by boaters to be overflowing as the gar-
bage truck cannot access the bin.
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Jack Thompson, center right, newly appointed Director of Immigration.
After presiding over a short ceremony
giving citizenship to six persons, the Minis-
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to discuss issues related to his ministry.
This meeting was on January 30.
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Issues included Americans working at
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In several instances, specific names to be
investigated were given to the Minister.
A major Abaco problem relates to the
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Sand Banks Haitian settlements. Mr. Mc-
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February 15, 2009
By Mirella Santillo
The Junior Achievers' program has en-
joyed especially great popularity this year
with over 80 students enrolled and has
increased by one new group sponsored
by Mangoes Restaurant named Mangoes
Tropical Expressions comprising close to
30 members. BTC's VIBE, BEC's Click
and Water & Sewerage's H2 Optimum En-
terprises are still going strongly with the
program, each company showing an in-
creased student enrollment.
During the first few months in opera-
Two local organiza-
tions, BTC and Fi-
S delity Bank Ltd, sup-
ported the local Junior
Contest that took place
on January 31st by do-
nating merchandise for
S the winners and money
for the award plaques.
Mrs. Patrice Williams,
Senior Associate for
Customer Service with
BTC, presented Mr.
Ishmael Morley, Youth
Coordinator for Ab-
aco, with a Sumsung
SGH- C506 and several
phone cards. Mrs. Vic-
toria Albury, Manager of Fidelity Bank Ltd, handed him a check to cover the expenses of
the trophies. Twelve students participated in the speech contest. The winner, Ms Vincea
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art and craft products that they sold at the
Christmas Festival. Mangoes Tropical Ex-
pressions made the most revenues by sell-
ing cotton candy. The week before Christ-
mas its members also held a bake sale that
was very successful.
Tropical Expressions celebrated its re-
turn to business with a Glow in the Dark
party that took place on January 24th at
Mangoes Restaurant. The function was a
fund raiser for the company and a dinner
of chicken and macaroni prepared by Man-
goes sold for $10 including soft drinks. The
party was reserved for only JA members,
their families and advisors. Music was pro-
vided by DJ Renaldo Darville and the eve-
ning included dancing and, of course, spar-
klers and glow-in-the-dark paraphernalia.
Besides making money for their company,
the kids had a lot of fun.
The Water & Sewerage-sponsored com-
pany had its fun night on February 6th
while BEC's CLICK enjoyed a movie af-
ternoon at St John's Parish Hall on Feb-
ruary 7th. BTC's VIBE was also having
a social gathering for its members on that
On a more serious note, the JA Speech
Competition sponsored by Toastmasters
International took place on January 31st
at Friendship Tabernacle with 12 students
from the four companies participating.
Dr. Richard Dorsett from Freeport; Ms.
Dominique McCartney, Vice Principal at
Abaco Central High School; and Ms. Kale-
sha Gibbs were the judges. The function
was moderated by Ms. Shelly Austin.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 19
Five students join Foreign
Language Cadet Programme
By Michelle Mikula
After careful consideration and evalu-
ation of test scores, five students from
Abaco were accepted into the Ministry of
Tourism's Foreign Language Cadet Pro-
gramme for the 2009 year.
This year the programme will welcome
Cadets Shannon Paul of Abaco Central High
School, Shaquille Jones of Abaco Central
High School, Chamon McIntosh of Forest
Heights Academy, Stephanie Sweeting of
Forest Heights Academy and Joy Archer
of St. Francis de Sales. They earned their
position into the programme by scoring the
highest on the Foreign Language Cadet
Programme Qualifying Examination.
Sitting the two-part Qualifying Exami-
nation were 20 students from both public
and private schools in Abaco who were
tested on their Spanish skills. By beating
out their counterparts, the Cadets will be
immersed in activities that will further
enhance their Spanish speaking abilities
through the Foreign Language Cadet Three
Phase Programme that will be carried out
by the programme's coordinator, Millie
The Three Phase Programme consists of
Language in Action: Phase 1 of the pro-
gramme consists of eight weekly activities
conducted in Spanish, which includes excit-
ing tours and excursions, a history treasure
hunt, a dance workshop, a cooking class,
a grammar clinic and a poster competition
and talent show.
The Internship: Phase 2 of the pro-
gramme is where the Cadets make a contri-
bution to our number one industry by work-
ing 40 volunteer hours in a tourism related
establishment, which will be conducted on
Saturdays over the course of five weeks.
Study Abroad: Phase 3 of the pro-
gramme, which is the last phase, will cul-
minate with a month's study abroad in Lat-
in America or in Europe. The Ministry of
Tourism will cover the students' expenses
for the July Study Abroad.
Upon successfully completing all three
phases, the Ministry of Tourism will award
its Cadets with a certificate of completion.
The Ministry of Tourism's goal for this
programme is to generate a sustainable cad-
re of bi-lingual, young professionals to ser-
vice our tourism industry. The programme
is open exclusively to grade 11 students
and is designed as an incentive programme
to reward students who are diligent in the
study of Spanish.
To receive further information on the
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ordinator, at 367-3067.
Youth From Page 19
senting the subject Celebrating Excellence
- Embracing the Destiny that Awaits, but
some applied the criteria that were request-
ed and impressed the judges more than oth-
ers. Three female students emerged win-
ners from the group. Vinceia Coakley with
CLICK placed first; Amy Mackey, the Ju-
nior Tourism Minister for Abaco with H2
Optimum Enterprises, placed second; and
in third position from Tropical Expressions
came Danishka Morley. The first place
winner will participate in the final compe-
tition that will be held in Nassau on the
weekend of February 27th.
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that the purpose of this meeting was to
gather information and to give requested
information to their members.
He stated that Abaco is the fastest grow-
ing area in The Bahamas but people some-
times take this for granted. There are many
adverse things going on in The Bahamas
The BPSU plans to host departmental
seminars for members so that the relation-
ship between them and their employers can
be improved. Mr. Curtis would like to see
a new culture of trade unionism created in
this country. Abaco is a part of the North-
ern Bahamas so its relationship with the
BPSU needs to be further developed so that
they can better serve the membership.
The Prime Minister has the responsibil-
ity for the Public Service. Mr. Curtis was
so pleased when Mr. Ingraham announced
a year and a half ago that a campaign to
improve the service being offered by the
public service agencies would be launched.
Mr. Curtis encouraged public servants to
serve with integrity. They must realize that
when the public is unhappy with their ser-
vice, they will make adverse reports that
will affect the employment of everyone in
President Pinder addressed the members
stating that they have a membership of 87
public servants on Abaco. He stated that a
compensation study was conducted to review
the positions of public servants, and their
findings were submitted to the government.
As a result of this study, a decision was
made to establish a unit at the Public Service
Commission to oversee the implementation
of the results of the study. No dollar value
has been put on the jobs as yet. This review
of quasi-agency salaries will help them see
if persons in private agencies are paid more
than public servants and why.
Mr. Pinder told them that they will re-
ceive their increments in June of this year.
Those person who received good scores on
their appraisals will receive double incre-
ments. He reminded them to follow the
three Ps on the job: presence, punctuality,
and performance. He told them that gov-
ernment jobs are not secure anymore. If
the government ever decides to downsize,
those persons who are always late, absent
or ineffective will be the first ones to go. He
reminded them of the hotel cutbacks stating
that many of those persons who were let go
had problems in these three areas.
Mr. Pinder stated that the government
plans to make Customs and Immigration
officers shift workers. The overtime they
receive helps to offset their low salaries so
before the changes are made, their salaries
have to be regulated with that of other uni-
form officers. Finally, he would like for
Abaco to participate in their 50th Anniver-
sary celebrations which will begin on June
13th. Many activities are planned for Nas-
sau and Freeport and he would like to see
those events duplicated here.
The motto of the Bahamas Public Ser-
vices Union, Reasoning Together Ac-
complishes, is taken very seriously by the
members. The Union has a membership of
7,000 active members, but they would like
to see more public servants take advantage
of the benefits offered. Besides negotiating
the best salaries and benefits for members,
the union can assist persons who have been
disenfranchised for the span of their career
and are now non-pensionable. The Union
can also protect their job security and ne-
gotiate for fair pay across departments.
The other members of the executive
team who were present included S. J.
Miller, Steven Douglas, Zen Rolle, Mr.
Cox and Wilson Gray. Mr. Pinder thanked
the local representatives Gwen Jones and
Nicky Ferguson for arranging this meet-
ing. Refreshments were served following
The Department of Environmental Health Service
- Abaco (DEHS) would like to inform the public that
effective Thursday, 5th February 2009 a fee structure
would be in place at the Central Abaco Sanitary Land-
fill. The fee is based on the garbage load and is as
0 399 Ibs Free
400-999 Ibs $5.00
1000 and over $10.00 per ton
Persons are required to collect pay vouchers from
the DEHS office in the Auskell Building in Marsh Har-
bour, Monday Friday 9 am 2 pm, before disposing
of garbage, as no monies would be collected at the
Companies requiring charge accounts are to make
a request at the office in Marsh Harbour before these
accounts can be activated.
Effective Thursday, February 5, 2009 no person with
garbage in excess of 399 Ibs would be allowed to dis-
pose of garbage without presenting a pay voucher.
Copies of rates can be collected
at the DEHS office.
Business license is required
to activate charge accounts
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February 15, 2009
February 15, 2009 The Abaconian
Section B Page 21
BAIC Chairman Encourages Souvenir Artisans RMHYC
From Page 15
As part of its Take back our souvenir
industry policy, Bahama Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC) has trained
about 1,000 artisans throughout the is-
lands. Artisans utilize native materials to
create bags, hats, mats, jewelry, tableware
and other useful items.
BAIC Executive Chairman Edison Key,
MP for South Abaco, commented that there
was a time when the production of Baha-
mian straw, sisal, coconut, shell craft and
other items was an industry, He recalled
that Bahamian crafts were exported to as
Beginning in 1982 as a janitress at the
Marsh Harbour airport with Civil Aviation,
Ms. Virginia Russell transferred into differ-
ent departments with her last assignment in
the Administrator's office in Marsh Harbour.
A retirement party was held in the Marsh
Harbour Court Room by the Administra-
tor's staff and Local Government staff. A
far away as
MP Edison Key a result of in-
come from Bahamian straw and souvenir
craft, he said. "But things have apparently
buffet was prepared for Ms. Russell and
the guests. She was showered with gifts
and compliments .
Ms. Vergie, as she is known, was born
in Fox Town in 1933, moved with her fam-
ily to Pine Ridge on Grand Bahama, then
to Spring City in 1959 when the pulpwood
operation came to Abaco.
become so good for us," said Mr Key,
"that it became easier for us to import
souvenirs for the millions of tourists who
come here. As a result a once lucrative
industry, Bahamian souvenir production,
has been allowed to almost die along the
way. The tourists say they do not want that
cheap imported stuff we have been passing
off on them. They say they want authentic
Bahamian-made memorabilia. We want to
recreate an industry so that we can tap into
the many millions of dollars we use to un-
necessarily import souvenirs for our tour-
ists," he said.
BAIC has held many classes on Abaco
including classes on straw work, shell craft
and coconut craft.
Don't Be an
all the ladies in the group. It was quite a
spread; the food and the drinks were ter-
rific. Bob and Judy did a wonderful job
planning this event. It takes a tremendous
amount of energy to make a rendezvous a
they certainly outdid them-
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Answer to previous puzzle
Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Retail/ Office space available for lease
at Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first
floor unit and charming second floor
space. Available now. Call 367-3262
Central Pines, Dundas Town, Apt for rent,
delux, spacious 2B/ 2B, total package, water
included. $1400. Call 432-6831
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
Little Harbour ocean front cottage for rent,
furnished 1 bed, 1 bath, solar & wind power, no
utility bill, deep water dock and garage included.
Call 367-2295 for further details
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier,
water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
view 2 story townhouse, 2 bed/21/2 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$2000 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 262-1021
WPB Private Rooms for Rent Daily/Weekly
rates. Near airport, shopping and port. Non
smoking. Call Lovely 367-4297 day or 367-
3442 evening or Phil 1-954-448-8777
Bahama Palm Shores Lot, $140K, Ocean
front. Build your dream home. Claudia 786-
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $249,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197
Great Cistern Pt. Triplex,(3) 2 bed, 1 bath
units, all fully furnished w/central a/c, washer/
dryer. Beautiful views of Sea of Abaco. Great
rental income. $375,000 Call 225-1697 for
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with eleva-
tion, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Hope Town lot for sale, will finance, low down
payment, terms available. Contact Robbie at 375-
8160 or VIBE 225-1173
Marsh Harbour for sale by owner, large 4500
sq. ft. 2 story harbour view townhouse complex.
$580,000 gross all units or $200,000 each unit.
Call 376-2252 or 362-1021
Scotland Cay Four bedroom house on the
beach $800,000 email@example.com 651-484-
Scotland Cay home for sale on pvt. island with
paved runway 180 mi. from Ft. Lauderdale,
Island-style four-building complex on 300'
ocean beach front. Turnkey. Details and photos
at www. summercampabacos.com or Dr. Bruce
Burgess at (954) 632 4966 or (242) 375 8179
when not fish'n or div'n
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort, Model
unit now open! Exclusive luxury 2 & 3 bedroom
waterfront condos with deep water docks &
garages priced from the low $500's! Just 2 of
16 units left! www.pineapplepointresort.com
242-475-7464 or 1-800-545-0395 Come & see
us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open
M-F 9-5 or by appointment.
Treasure Cay Golf Course, large lot 260 ft
frontage on back nine, 17,500 sq ft. near pond
$95,000. Tel. 678-975-4705
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings
Virginia Russell retires after 27
years with government
Ms. Virginia Russell was honoured with a retirement party after working for government
for 27 years. She is shown here with Renardo Curry, Ross Thompson and Cubell Davis
who are presenti ng her with a plaque.
Rick & (S7manda
on your ffth
February I4, 2004
Oral & SArlene 3ethel
,JZ~cku & & ett Svoeting
family & Jriends
Page 22 Section BThe Abaconian February 15, 2009
Please see School Page 9
boys and girls.
No record was broken, but some good
"times" were achieved, although not good
enough for national standards, according to
Coach Patrice Charles. When the competi-
tion ended, the Lucayans won with 795.5
points, but the Arawaks placed second with
691 points. The Tainos moved to third po-
sition with 642 points. The Caribs ended in
fourth place with 619.5.
Some athletes to notice were Simon Sen-
at, who won the 400m, and Johnny Walk-
er, who placed second. In the 800m Johnny
Walker came first and Simon Senat placed
second. Simon also ran the 5000m which
he won. The 1500m was won by Kitlett
Henry, another promising young man.
In the under 20 girls' events, Nyisha
Tilus distinguished herself by winning sev-
eral races, the 400m, the 800m, the 1500m
and the 3000m, quite an achievement. The
100m was won by Janae Stuart ahead of
The inter-house Sports Day was the first
qualifying step t owards national qualify-
ing. The second step will be when Abaco
Central participates in the inter-schools
Sports Day which is to take place later in
February. Mr. Charles as well as several
other teachers assisted Mr. Williams dur-
ing the event.
is active on Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
Until the school year 2008-09, no stu-
dents seemed interested in participating in
the Ranger Program which was presented
to them at the beginning of each school
year. Not any more. In October 2008 30
students from Abaco Central High School,
mostly females, and 30 students from S.C.
Bootle High School, mostly males, joined
the program. They have been instructed
since then by Able Seaman Akeem Saun-
ders and Able Seaman Crainston Taylor.
Abaco Central High Schools students
meet every Thursday, after class and SC
Bootle students on Tuesdays. Occasionally
when more training is needed, there are
The students are being trained to be in-
stalled as Rangers in March during a for-
mal ceremony which will be attended by
the Prime Minister. In the meantime, the
trainees are taught discipline, dedication
and determination. They take part in physi-
cal exercises, the last of these a hike from
Treasure Cay to Cooper's Town which took
place on January 23rd in spite of a cold front
that descended over Abaco that weekend.
The group from Abaco Central was
transported to Treasure Cay where they
were met by their Cooper's Town coun-
terparts. There they set camp in the bush
overnight and hiked to Cooper's Town in
the early hours of Saturday morning. The
group of 60 was transported back to Coo-
per's Town where they were to take part
in an exercise of Man Overboard rescue
operation. That exercise, however, did not
take place because of the weather and was
replaced by a theory lesson and nautical
According to Able Seaman Saunders,
the students were very excited about the
camping trip during which they tested their
physical abilities and learnt how to cope
in nature without the help of modern life
It Pays to Advertise
Classi fled Advertising
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
Ridium 9505A Satellite phone in perfect con-
dition. Best offer. Frank Croft, Bahama Palm
Warehouse worker, Bahamian only. Must be
able to do heavy lifting. Tel. 367-2598
Quickbooks Bookkeeping Services available.
Bill paying, banking, receivables, payroll,
monthly reports, reconcilliation. Hour rates.
Contact Tara @ 475-4395 or bahamagal8@
Work from home as a Customer Service
Agent for an oil firm and earn more. Job re-
quirements: Ability to communicate in English,
Internet access. Previous working experience
is an added advantage. Interested applicants
should forward their resume to Anna Holley
email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more.
If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677
Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening WorShin 6:00 p.m.
We exist to: l
Reach, Develop, l
Train, Love ',
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night
For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com
Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
9:30 & 11
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Daily, Weekly or
elbow cay carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Abaco Land & Sea
Deep Sea Fishing Island Hopping
SLine Fishing Trolling Beach Picnic
Full and Half Day Tours
Rodney Bootle, Owner/ Operator
Tel: 475-2659 Cell or 242-367-2346
VHF: Ch 16 Sea Jay Tours
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Abaco A & D Trucking
u.. Call us
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
www. abacoislandpharmacy. com
Trapic l uvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Classified ads here start at $25
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February 15, 2009
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Section B Page 23
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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Minimum of three years experience in me-
chanical, hydraulic, diesel, pneumatic, welding
and electrical repairs involving complex equip-
ment, tools and or trade school certificate.
High school diploma or equivalent is re-
Must have own mechanic hand tools and
Valid driver's license is required.
Ability to diagnose complex mechanical
problems and successfully repair the equipment
using computerized test equipment as needed.
Ability to read owner/operator/manufac-
turer operating manuals and schematics.
Operates and inspects machines or equip-
ment to diagnose defects and subsequent re-
Dismantles and reassembles equipment,
using hoists and hand tools. Examines parts for
damage or excessive wear, using micrometers
Replaces defective engines and subassem-
blies, such as transmissions.
Test overhauled equipment to ensure oper-
Welds and cuts broken parts and structural
members. Familiar with Caterpillar off-road
machinery and Mack Trucks.
May direct workers engaged in cleaning
parts and assisting with assembly and disassem-
bly of equipment. Mush have ability to lift up to
50 lbs., bend, stoop, squat, reach, crouch and
kneel, stand for long periods of time, work in
unprotected weather elements, wear hard-toed
shoes, hard hats and other required personal
protective equipment, enter and exit vehicle ap-
pointed to drive. We currently have openings
on Abaco and New Providence Islands, with
opportunities on Grand Bahama.
Please fax applications to (242) 377-2193
1997 416C Caterpillar in good working con-
dition. $25,000 OBO Contact 475-2856
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
VEHICLES FOR SALE
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
95 Ford F-150. 4 wheel drive. Asking $6500
99 VW Passat 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, sunroof and
all the toys. 18,000 original miles, always ga-
raged. Like new condition. $13,900 Call 365-
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 Land Rover 4,400 miles, like new, origi-
nal owner. $20,000. Call 366-0065
02 Kia Sportage. Asking $8500 Phone 366-
05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift,
$9,995. Call 367-2452
07 Honda XR650L Less than 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
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
1o vvanoo ly1a noson vvnaler copy, /u
HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to
bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied
$4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699
17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or email@example.com.
Boat in Treasure Cay
A &Ie MARINE ITEMS
179' rierglass witn Yamana 10u Ht. Good
condition. DUTY PAID $12,500. Call Buddy
Roberts @ 365-6152
19.5' Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP
Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033
20' Shamrock, cuddy cabin model, new (not
rebuilt) Ford V8, gas miser, 22" draft, beach-
able, extensive fishing and cruising equipment,
V berths & toilet, double axle trailer. DUTY
PAID. $18,900 Call 242-367-1000 or 772-
20' Grady White Adventure 208. Immaculate
w/ very low hours. Fully equipped, side cur-
tains, Lowrance finder/ depth, VHF, potty, V-
berth, 200 HP Yamaha. DUTY PAID $27,900
Call 365-619 7 till 3/14
26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
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
MH or call 577-0534
24.5' World Cat 246, 1999, Excellent condi-
tion. T-top, outriggers, Raymarine C 120 Baha-
mas database. Twin Honda 4 stroke 130's with
approx 400 hours. Will deliver to anywhere in
Bahamas. $35,000 404-242-7573
zo' rursuit w/ twim z up x amianas w alumi-
num trailer. Asking 16.5000 Call 367-2700
26' Shamrock w/ Cummins 210 Diesel, RE-
DUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy
cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000
ONO 366-0722 or 577-0277
L BAT &MAIN IEM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive platform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or email@example.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
30' Mainship Pilot, 2001, single Yanmar die-
sel, bow thruster, 3.5 kw gen, a/c, many extras.
9' Avon RIB w/ new 6 hp Mere included. Now
at Abaco Yacht Services, Green Turtle. Asking
$75.000. Call 365-8910 or 772-589-2606
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
44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp Cats,
8.KW 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
I VEHILES FO SALE
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The Abaconian February 15, 2009
Sumnr Esat, GrenTrte
Beachfront estate on 3.64 acres with
two-1 bedroom cottages and dock.
Lots of space to expand.
$875,000. Ref. AS10889
Waterfront property with
room main house, cottag
boat dock, and a generate
a 3 bed- Two storey cean view residence con-
e, shared verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
ir. bedroom apartment.
Ref. AB114 $550,000. Ref. AS10808
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq, ft. lot with 10 it. 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
REDUCED! WALKING STICK WAY: 23.358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to lux-
ury amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. 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: 41.6 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 tt. 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-
munity. 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
SeaSalt, ELBOW CAY
This newly built. 1,600
asq. ft. residence featuring
3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
occu pies an ample 5,595
sq. ft. homesite with
f, panoramic ocean views.
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. ASI10890
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Waterfront estate comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645
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.
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
3 bedroom, 3 bath sea view home
with access to the Lucayos dock and
the nearby beach.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701
GREAT GUANA CAY DON MACKAY BLVD., MARSH HARBOUR
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea- 2 acre commercial site with building,
turing a screened-in Bahama Room in need of repair, ideal for office
and sundeck. spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033 $850,000. Ref. AS11108
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience,
$850,000. Ref. AS11006
Private 5 bedroom estate with free-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal
retirement home or vacation villa.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005
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ELBOW CAY GREAT GUANA CAY
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn- Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
key ocean view home with widow's treat with generator, tools, and utility
walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips, vehicle. Near the beach.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648
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4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home
with dock pier, brand new decor, and
a spacious covered back porch.
$810,000. 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
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