VOLUME 17, NUMBER 5 MARCH st, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2009
Junkanoo competition brought out five groups
Treasure Cay Explorers took first place
By Julian Lockhart
The Treasure Cay Explorers took Don
MacKay Boulevard by storm and proved
that, despite being a rookie, they are a for-
midable force by winning their inaugural
Abaco Junkanoo Parade on February 21st.
Performing for the first time, the Explorers
did what most thought would be impossible
by upsetting perennial champions, Spring
City Rockers, in the closest finish in the
competition history on Abaco. The Ex-
plorers won by 105 points holding off the
Rockers with 6,021 points to the Rockers
Finishing third were the Motown Shock-
ers from Murphy Town with 4,869 points,
fourth place went to the Green Turtle Cay
Slammers with 4,402 points and the Goom-
bay Boys from Dundas Town finished fifth
with 3,458 points.
-,* Athena Russell, Explorers' Public Rela-
tions Director, said, "We are elated and
excited. We are not surprised we won
because we worked really hard and were
S.... .dedicated. We saw parades in the past, and
we knew what we had to do to execute our
SElaborate costumes characterized this year's Junkanoo parade on February 21. Spring City Rockers' costumes were very intricate and
colorful as seen here. However, newcomers from Treasure Cay took the first place prize causing the Rockers to drop to second place.
Please see Junkanoo Page 2
Mr. Silbert Mills is shown in his new television control room that overlooks his stu-
dio. He will begin 24-hour broadcasting on February 28 as the Bahamas Christian
Network that will be available on cable channel 55 throughout The Bahamas. Behind
him is the green room that will allow him to insert his own background for musicians
or newspeople. Mr. Mills is describing the technical aspects of broadcasting to Mr.
By Jennifer Hudson Bahamas first took seed two years ago
It is with great excitement and an- in the mind of Silbert Mills, owner of
ticipation that we await the opening of Radio Abaco, and this goal has now be-
Abaco's first television studio. The idea
for a Christian television station for The Please see Television Page 18
Man-O-War's Flea Market
raised monev for school
Man-O-War's annual Flea Market and Bazaar is held along the waterfront and at-
tracts hundreds of people to stroll, viewing the myriad of items offered for sale and
socializing with friends that they seldom see. Once again this year the school staff was
pleased with the results of the event.
Man-O-War Primary School held its need or to buy treasures that others are
Flea Market and Bazaar on February 14 selling. A wide variety of art work, crafts
for the 23rd consecutive year to raise and home items are offered. Hundreds of
funds for the school. This annual event is people showed up from many communi-
eagerly anticipated by residents of many ties on Abaco to enjoy the special event.
communities as a social event as well as
a time to either sell what they no longer Please see Flea Market Page 9
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Junknaoo thrilled crowds who flocked to Marsh Harbour
Junkanoo From Page 1
plan to win. We spent a lot of sleepless
nights laboring to ensure success and vic-
tory would be our end result. I think music
and group performance were our strongest
points. Everything was heard in unison,
and nothing was overwhelming each other.
Everyone was excited to be out there and
have a good time. I am sure we sent a mes-
sage to everyone and the message was 'We
will be back.' We have pictures to prove
all of our costumes were made on Abaco.
We had a lot of support from homeowners,
the Treasure Cay Association, Scotia Bank
and the locals in the North," she added.
Treasure Cay came out with the theme
Celebrating King Jesus, Lamb of God,
King of Kings and executed their theme
with great off-the-shoulder pieces depict-
ing the ascension, lily of the valley and His
triumphant return. Their dancers, decked
out in orange and yellow with blue feath-
ers, twirled and shook up and down the
street and their music got the thousand of
onlookers moving with the beat with their
fans screaming "It's over."
The Rockers followed the Explorers
and did not disappoint as they proved they
wouldn't be upset easily. However, they
were not enough for Treasure Cay despite
a strong theme depicting A Visit to the Sev-
Treasure Cay won music with 4,202
points followed by Spring City with 4,174
points and finishing third was MoTown
with 3,657 points. Best Costumes also
went to Treasure Cay with 1,053 points
with Spring City a close second with 1,042
points and Green Turtle Cay finished third
with 814 points.
Best Banner went to Treasure Cay with
49 points, Spring City finished second
with 42 and Shockers third with 35. Spring
City only won one category as they carried
Execution of Theme with 103 points with
Treasure Cay second with 96 and MoTown
third with 68. Treasure Cay won group
performance with 621, Spring City second
with 555 and Motown third with 496.
Mrs. Russell said that they look for-
ward to more competition next year. It
brings community bond-
ing and building and al-
lows all the communities
to come together to help
Barbara Johnson, secretary of the Aba-
co Junkanoo Committee, said, "It was just
overwhelming with excitement. It was in-
describable, the best one ever. We were
very impressed with Treasure Cay being
their first time performing. They were re-
ally impressive. This bodes well for Junk-
anoo on Abaco, and we would like to en-
courage other communities to come forth
and have their own groups like Treasure
Cay did. It was well organized and a great
experience," she concluded.
The Treasure Cay Explorers in their first year captured The costumes of the Treasure Cay Explorers were elabo-
first place in the Senior Junkanoo competiton on February rate and extravagant. Most of their points were won in the
21. Music and Costume categories.
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Two schools displayed their Junkanoo talents
By Mirella Santillo
Junkanoo, a Bahamian cultural expres-
sion, has captivated Abaco with the best
ever competitive parade assembled on Feb-
It was a Junkanoo Weekend Explosion
on February 20 to 21 that started with a
non-competitive Junior Parade the first
night. Chilly weather and only two schools
participating made for a slow start, but for
the two-day event a healthy crowd of sup-
porters made of locals and tourists lined
up along Don Mackay Boulevard, joining
in the rhythm and cheering their favorite
The vendors set up early in front along
the way. There was a fare for everyone,
from finger foods to complete dinners,
from hot dogs to cakes to cookies and can-
Central Abaco Primary School was the only
primary school to rush. The organizers
hope that by next year there will be enough
schools entering to have a competition.
dies. Flashers, a regular sight at all popular
functions on Abaco, had set up its tent of
glow-in-the-dark items by the Post Office
and the Golden Grouper and the Island
Bakery postponed their closing time.
And there the dancers were, preceded by
the sound of the drums and cow-bells. The
students of Central Abaco Primary School
made their appearance in a display of col-
ors. The girls' costumes in red and white
with the boys wearing multi-color head
gears and bright satin pants. After they
made their exit, they were followed by the
Abaco Central High School's float pulled by
two teachers. A large green and blue globe
was topped by a marlin and a flamingo en-
circled by many flags, representing the eth-
nic diversity of the school. The banner read
ACH home of the Marlins. The theme of
the parade was Many Nations, One School.
Girls wore the color of the respective coun-
try they represented: yellow, green, red.
The boys, as
as their stu-
by the beat,
rushing. Costumes of the Abaco Cen
The two played the dress and colors
p a r a d e s the school, here the nationa
The Bahamian colors were prominent in the costumes of part of the Abaco Central Junk-
anoo group. Since only two schools paraded, one primary and one high school, it was
not a competition.
were enjoyed by many who thought it was
well worth the wait, only deploring that
not more schools had participated. The
evening was topped by salsa music played
by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band
that had come from Nassau to perform.
Local officials, Mr. Edison Key, MP,
tral High Junkanoo group dis-
of the countries represented at
I colors of the United States.
and his wife, and members of the local
Junkanoo Committee were present. Dig-
nitaries from Nassau included the Hon
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Culture; Mr Edison Dames, Director of
Culture; Mr. Philip Cooper, Chairman of
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waiting for the evening show to start.
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Many Nations, One School, a reflection of the diverse
backgrounds of the students who attend the school.
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The Editor Says
Winter doldrums were lessened last
week with two nights of Junkanoo. The
cool crisp weather did not hamper the par-
ticipants nor the spectators. The costumes,
headpieces, banners and accompanying
music were a treat for eyes and ears.
Friday evening saw students of two
schools display their talent. Then Saturday
evening five adult groups gave magnificent
performances which lasted into the pre-
dawn hours of Sunday morning.
It was evident that much preparatory
work had been done. It was equally ob-
vious that funding was acquired as the
costumes and head pieces were not found
under a buttonwood tree. Money may have
fueled enthusiasm as the labour intensive
pieces showed the love and dedication that
preceded the night's parade. The costumes
and head pieces were elegant and showed
that much effort had gone into their prepa-
Junkanoo on Abaco may not compete
with the Mardi-Gras in New Orleans,
the Rose Bowl parade in Los Angeles,
or Macy's Thanksgiving parade on New
York's Fifth Avenue, but it held its own
as a crowd-pleasing event. Some of these
other parades extend for miles. Our Junk-
anoo may have only travel for 1,000 feet,
but the participants and organizers deserve
well earned recognition for putting on a
magnificent show with historical and cul-
Everyone concluded that the Junkanoo
rush was a wonderful spectacle.
This annual Junkanoo is just one of
many public exhibitions which are staged
on Abaco. Many of these events are home-
coming celebrations of sorts without being
named as such. Bahamians, second home-
owners and repeat visitors cross paths with
friends they may not have seen since last
Green Turtle Cay begins with a mid-day
Junkanoo on New Year's Day that is well
attended. From mid-morning until sun-
down, ferries run continuously back and
forth from the Treasure Cay ferry dock to
Green Turtle Cay.
In February the Man-O-War Primary
School holds a well attended Flea Mar-
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ket featuring craftsmen, booths with used
items, food, games and a silent auction.
There is no parade or exhibition but the
event itself is an exhibition of Man-O-
War's creativity. Substantial funds are
raised for the school.
Two days of Junkanoo, student and
adult, occur in February with several thou-
sand persons attending. Food and craft
vendors are prominent to sell their wares
to the crowd.
Late in February, Hope Town has a fair
to raise funds for its volunteer fire brigade.
We understand that it is considered one of
the largest events on Elbow Cay.
The Wyannie Malone Historical Mu-
seum stages its annual Heritage Day early
in March. Skits and historical readings are
often featured as well as demonstrations of
historical skills which are now found only
in history books.
In May the three-day Island Roots Heri-
tage Festival is held on Green Turtle Cay
to celebrate its heritage and historical links
to Key West.
During the spring and early summer
Abaco marinas and resort host a variety
of fishing tournaments, more, we believe,
than any other island in The Bahamas.
These range from prestigious affairs with
million dollar boats fishing at sea, bone-
fishermen in flat bottom boats on the flats
and local boaters venturing out in their
small craft looking for a chance to catch
the "big one."
A large sailboat regatta is held annually
on Abaco waters. The five races in July
target foreign sailors but are open to any-
one. The fleet starts at Green Turtle Cay
then moves to four more settlements, giv-
ing the visiting sailors a taste of several
settlements on Abaco, each with distinct
Cherokee Sound has random events that
are well attended. These events include
Cherokee Day, seashell shows, doll shows
and even an antique show with an appraiser
offering advice on antique values.
The Wyannie Malone Historical Mu-
seum in Hope Town and the Albert Lowe
Museum in Green Turtle Cay are two pub-
lic attractions standing on their own merits
that add to the area's appeal.
Elbow Cay hosts a down-hill box cart
race day in late November that draws a big
crowd and raises money for various youth
Mixed in with these large events and
exhibits are several settlement homecom-
ings scattered the length of Abaco. These
often last over a weekend and see a return
of former residents to visit with family and
Several communities on Abaco have de-
veloped a reputation as an artist's haven
Junkanoo adds excitement
The crowd numbered in the thousands at the recent Junkanoo competition held in Marsh
Harbour. Junkanoo is a great attraction for both visitors and residents. It is one of the
many events held on Abaco that make this island so atractive.
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Junkanoo on Abaco 2009
It is with deep concern that I am obliged
to write this letter concerning the state of
Junkanoo on Abaco. During the past week-
end this cultural event took place and it
was extremely disappointing that the fol-
Groups were allowed to import talent
from Nassau and Freeport to participate in
Local talent (up and coming young
people) are not given a chance to develop.
It is suggested that any talent imported
from Nassau or Freeport only be allowed
to teach and advise the local talent but
not participate in the actual parade. This
will enhance and help to develop the lo-
cal talent. It is certainly discouraging to
the young men, women and children of
Murphy Town who are trying to develop
into the culture of Junkanoo to be judged
with talent that is far beyond their level of
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It is good that Junkanoo is competitive
on Abaco; let us all develop in this culture
Co-leader, Mo Town Shockers
cc: Minister Charles Maynard, Minister of
State for Culture
William Davis, Chairman, Abaco Junk-
I have read with interest, amusement
and almost total agreement the letter from
Ashley Sands regarding some recent arti-
cles penned by myself in the Abaconian.
Her comments show a concerned mem-
ber of the public who is definite member-
ship material for the Friends of the Envi-
ronment, perhaps leadership makeup.
Her responses have been the only to date
that have shown any serious thought over
my statements concerning both the B.N.T.
Her concerns over lack of public and
community action are definitely relevant,
and I further hope that her involvement
with environmental concerns will lead her
to find a way to bridge that huge chiasma
between the choir and those of us that are
still remote from the bureaucracy of our
And by the way, Ashley, right now I
live in the burning bush.
Boaters do contribute
to Abaco's economy
Here is hoping that you framed your
most recent editorial and presented it to
your writer as a reminder that visiting
boaters play an important role in the area's
economy. In her recap of holiday shop-
ping, she reported, "Boaters are not tra-
ditionally high spenders," and I found her
uninformed comment offensive and acutely
Tourism is the economic base of The
Bahamas, and in a time when many are
staying away, common sense dictates that
you do not kick a gift horse in the mouth.
For each of the past nine years, we have
contributed an average of $15,000 to the
local economy, just to put things in per-
While it would be inappropriate to con-
sider every boater a "high roller," it is im-
portant to recognize that each one contrib-
utes to the overall economic picture. And
think of this, if we only welcomed those
participating in a week-long, sponsor-lad-
en sportfishing tournament or those cruis-
ing The Bahamas aboard corporate mega-
yachts or those in search of multi-million
dollar golf retreats, how boring would that
We are enjoying our fifth season in Boat
Harbour Marina. While there were fewer
boats arriving before this year's Christmas
holiday, their number has since increased.
Most of these boaters remain for an aver-
age of four months and most invite their
families and friends to fly in to share their
Bahamian experience. Other marinas enjoy
a similar experience while other boaters
elect to anchor out and move around the
Let me suggest that you assign your
writer to stand out in front of Price Right,
Standard Hardware or Bristol Cellars to
take a survey of those shopping. Then have
her visit the various marinas and boat yards
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to our image
which bodes well as the image tends to
bring a higher caliber of visitor. Bolstering
this reputation is a multitude of boutiques
featuring art work by local and Florida lo-
cal and foreign artists mostly promoting an
island theme. Coupled with these boutiques
are various art and craft shows sponsored
by several charitable organizations or our
multitude of hotels. Much of the jewelry
on display is crafted here on Abaco.
The culminating event on Abaco's cal-
ender is the annual Christmas Festival
hosted in Marsh Harbour in early Decem-
ber. This day-long festival of art, crafts,
food, games and stage presentations may
host the largest number of visitors in the
course of the year.
The recent two-day Junkanoo easily
qualifies as the most flamboyant and color-
ful of Abaco's many events. For those who
missed this event, small Junkanoo rushes
will be seen at community events.
All of these add to Abaco's diversity and
will help to maintain our visitor arrivals.
News of the Cays
Flea Market From Page 1
Anyone can set up a table to sell non-
food items and are asked to contribute 10
percent of their sales to the school The
school reserves all food and drink sales and
the community provides dinners, snacks
and other enticing foods.
Albury's Ferry had boats that took peo-
ple from the mainland from Boat Harbour,
Crossing Beach and Conch Inn. An addi-
tional ferry took people from Guana Cay
and Scotland Cay while the Froggies boat
took people from Hope Town.
Principal Kellie Janes commented,
"We were pleased with the money that we
raised. We didn't know what to expect
with the economy as it is. We did surpris-
ingly well and we are grateful to have such
a wonderful turn out."
School students assisted at many of the booths
War Flea Market that was a benefit event for
are supervising the peg board chance game t
The funds will go toward school ex-
penses. The school has two teachers, Mrs.
James and Mr. Larry Elkins. However,
they feel that additional instruction is re-
quired to make sure their sixth grade stu-
dents are adequately prepared for the upper
grades. Some of the money goes for help
in this area. The school pays an additional
amount to the janitress as she has not had
an increase in her salary for additional
work that is required. The school also pays
for photo copy cartridges, books, comput-
ers, field trips and travel to competitions.
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
The first two months of 2009 reminded
us that we really do have winter on Abaco!
Back-to-back cold fronts had the tempera-
ture dropping to the low 50's. This may
seem warm to
live in colder
but even our
bundled up as
But the cool
s and games at the Man-O- out to enjoy
r the school. Here students events around
hat was popular. town.
Under the Stars party
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee held its Evening Under The
Stars at the Green Turtle Club on January
17th. More than 250 persons came out in
support of the event and enjoyed hors d'
oeuvres prepared by committee members
and complimentary wine, champagne and
sparkling cider provided by the evening's
sponsor, Burns House.
It was a beautiful evening to dance un-
der the stars to the music of Abaco's New
Entry Band. Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham had planned to attend the event but
called to express his regrets when he real-
ized that he was unable to fit it into his
busy schedule. He is hoping to attend the
festival in May. The evening was a success
and the proceeds will help fund the 2009
Island Roots Heritage
January 25th was a
memorable day for the
members of St. Peter's
Anglican Church and
the entire community
of Green Turtle Cay.
After years of plan-
ning, fund raising and
hard work the beauti-
ful, new St. Peter's
sanctuary was dedi-
cated in a service at- An Evening under
tended by persons from Green Turtle Cli
all over Abaco and The tage Festival to b
Bahamas. wine tasting with
TheAnglicanChurch popular party no
in The Bahamas is as old as the history of
The Bahamas. It is said that two Anglican
priests arrived with the Eleutheran Adven-
turers in 1647, but the church was "estab-
lished by law" by the first Royal Governor,
Woodes Rogers in 1729. The parish on
Green Turtle Cay dates back to the 1800s,
and many of our ancestors were christened
in the Anglican Church. The original sanc-
tuary was destroyed by the devastating
hurricane of 1932, and a smaller sanctuary
was constructed on the site. The congrega-
tion outgrew the small building and hur-
ricane damage finally forced the members
into the newer parish hall.
For many years it has been the dream
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er the Stars was a gala event hosted by the
ib to raise money for the Island Roots Heri-
be held in May. This annual event combines a
h a silent art auction and has become a very
t to be missed.
Man-O-War is well known for its superb craftsmen, whether they are building boats, cre-
ating wood boat models or making picture frames. Many hand-crafted items were offered
at the Man-O-War Flea Market and Bazaar on February 14,
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of the members to reconstruct the sanctu-
ary on the original site overlooking Settle-
ment Creek. Old photographs were used
to design a building as close to the origi-
nal as possible. It took a lot of dedication
and hard work, and with the direction of
Father Dwight Rolle, the new sanctuary
took shape! It is a beautiful building with
stained glass windows that depict the life
So it was indeed a proud moment when
Father Rolle and his congregation wel-
comed The Most Rev. Drexel Gomez, for-
mer Archbishop of the West Indies and 12th
Bishop of The Bahamas, and The Rt. Rev.
Laish Boyd, Bishop of The Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos, who came to Green Tur-
tle Cay for the dedication and consecration
of St. Peter's Anglican Church. The cer-
emony began with the laying of the corner
stone followed by the entry into the church
for the dedication, Ministry of the Word
and the Eucharist.
The Local Government District Coun-
cil held a town meeting on February 16th.
Invited guests were Abaco's Police Chief,
Supt. Sean Norwille Smith, and his second
in command, ASP Bruce Arnett. Also in
attendance were Cpl. Lewis and Reserve
Officer Bodie of the Green Turtle Cay po-
lice station. The officers stated that they
were on the island to hear the concerns of
the residents. There has been an increase
in crime all over Abaco, and Green Turtle
Cay is no exception. Most of the crime has
been boat theft and house breaking/ bur-
glary, especially at unoccupied vacation
Complaints from those in attendance
ranged from loud music from vehicles to
persons allegedly congregating and engag-
ing in illegal activities in neighborhoods.
The dedication and consecration of St. Peter's Anglican Church on Green Turtle Cay
included much pomp and ceremony. The building has been designed to duplicate as much
as possible the original church on that site from old photographs.
Persons in attendance expressed the opin-
ion that there must be "local assistance"
in the boat theft and house burglary, and
it is in the best interest of our community
for anyone with any information to come
forward. One gentleman, a victim of bur-
glary, expressed his dissatisfaction with
the way his complaint had been handled by
the police. The burglary occurred and was
reported in October, and he said that was
the last communication with the police. In
general, people on Green Turtle Cay have
come to feel that they have been ignored
and let down by the police. Many incidents
ranging from murder to theft to petty crime
have been reported, and in most cases there
is no follow up from the police. They don't
trust a system that only seems to frustrate
victims in their attempt for justice.
Persons are reluctant to report incidents
to the police for fear of the repercussions if
the information does not remain confiden-
tial. The officers made the assurance that
any information provided would remain
confidential and even provided their per-
sonal phone numbers for the community.
An effort will be made to get a vehicle for
the local officer to help him patrol and re-
spond to complaints all over the island.
After the police officers left to return to
Marsh Harbour, the meeting continued to
discuss the public dump. The dump contin-
ues to be a major concern and expense to
the Council. Indiscriminate dumping is a
problem and the Council tried a new system
to restrict entry into the dump. This system
means that the dump is only open until 4
p.m. on weekdays and noon on Saturdays.
An attendant has been hired to "control"
dumping during these hours. Many people,
including Luke McIntosh, who is respon-
sible for the collection of trash on the is-
land, are not happy with the new dump
hours especially on the weekend. If the
dump is closed on weekends and early on
weekdays, then those persons who would
usually take their own trash to the dump
will now have to leave it for collection by
Mr. McIntosh. He has seen an increase in
the amount of trash he has to move from
It is also not convenient for the resorts
to "hold" their trash over the weekend. It
is the opinion of some that even though a
person is being paid with public funds to
monitor the dump, there has not been an
improvement, and there is still the need to
regularly "push the dump." The added sal-
ary of the attendant has now almost dou-
bled the cost of maintaining the dump!
As of this week the entrance to the dump
was to remain open because the attendant
was off the island. So the problem of the
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sold the burgers and boat drinks for a min- Personal notes Amy Roberts Primary is planning its
ays From Page 70 imal fee. Commemorative T-Shirts were Congratulations to James and Tammy first ever Little Miss Amy Roberts Pageant
dump has not really been solved and con- also sold. The proceeds were donated to Cotman, who were married on January as a part of its spring fund raising to be
tinues to take an even bigger chunk of the the Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire De- 8th in a beautiful ceremony on the beach at held on March 14th. The school will have
District Council's limited budget. partment. Bita Bay. The ceremony was performed by its annual raffle drawing and the tickets are
It was a cool, windy day, but a crowd Island Administrator Theophilus Cox with already on sale. Prizes include airline tick-
Stranded Naked of visitors and locals gathered at the Point family and close friends in attendance. ets, hotel accommodations and electronics
On October 28, 1988, a top-heavy to celebrate with Bobb and support the fire The bride's parents hosted an evening re- including a Nintendo Wii system! This and
houseboat with an airplane propeller for department. Also celebrating with Bobb ception. Tammy is the daughter of Andy other events are being planned, and we are
a steering wheel came over the horizon were George Cross and Andy Burke. Bobb and Debra Lowe. The Cotman's reside in looking forward to spring weather and the
and slowly made its way toward Green and Andy are both commercial airline pi- Hopewell, Virginia. events around town.
Turtle Cay. The journey from Fort Lau- lots in "real life." Bobb is in the process of Church News
derdale had taken a week with the owner building a home on Green Turtle Cay and School news
Bobb Henderson and crew members Andy George lives on the island. Andy visits as Green Turtle Cay students attending 24/7 Ministries, a program offered at
Burke, George Cross and Tommy Grubbs. often as his schedule allows and moors his high schools on Abaco received awards the Green Turtle Community Fellowship
The vessel Stranded Naked docked at the sailboat in Black Sound. Tommy Grubbs for academic performance in the class and Church, is planning to take a group of
Other Shore Club, the marina that would lost his life in a boating accident and remi- on their BJC and BGCSE exams. Congrat- Please see Cays Page 12
become its home for the past 20 years. niscing about the crossing was bittersweet ulations to Michaela Roberts (7th grade top
Over the years Stranded Naked has been the without Tommy! student) Sean Heystek,
place for parties, photo Nicholas Schrack and
shoots, accommoda- Tyece McIntosh (out-
tions for RTIA crews standing BJC results)
and a tourist attraction. and Margo Lowe (out-
Stranded Naked leaves standing BGCSE re-
its slip each July for the sults).
Cheeseburger In Para- Chamon McIntosh
dise party at Fiddle has been selected to
Cay which is the "kick participate in the Min-
off' party for Regatta istry of Tourism's For-
Time in Abaco. In cel- eign Language Cadet
ebration of 20 years I Program. Chamon and
in Green Turtle Cay, other students from
Bobb and his wife Pa- Abaco will travel to
tricia decided to have a Stranded Naked, a distinctive houseboat, has been a fixture Costa Rica this sum-
party that would benefit at Green Turtle Cay for 20 years. It has been rebuilt after mer as a part of the On January 30 Abaco's top students for the 2007-2008 school
the community that had extensive damage from Hurricane Floyd. Boat owner Bobb program. Well done, year were honored in a ceremony at New Vision Ministries.
adopted them. Henderson, center, celebrated the anniversary with a party GTC students! Con- Congratulations to Amy Roberts Primary's top achievers:
On February 21st to benefit the whole community. He is shown here with two tinue to make your- Alexandra Phillips (1st Grade), Shelby Sawyer (2nd grade),
they hosted a Cheese- of three friends who helped him bring the boat over, George self, your school, your William Phillips (3rd grade), Rebecca Roberts (5th grade),
burger party at Settle- Cross and Andy Burke. The fourth man to make the crossing parents and your com- and Krista Curry (6th grade). Four of the students are shown
ment Point where they was Tommy Grubbs, who lost his life in a boating accident. munity proud! here.
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young people to A Night of Joy in Orlando,
Florida, in the fall. They have organized
fund raising events to help with the costs
of the trip. The first cook-out was a success
despite the cool, windy weather. The second
was a Valentine bake sale that offered home
baked sweet treats for everyone's sweet-
heart. 24/7 is a division of Awana Clubs
that reaches out to preteens and teenagers
with the Trek and Journey programs.
On the Sunday following Valentine's
night a Champagne Brunch and silent auc-
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tion was held at the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge to aid the Wyannie Malone Histori-
cal Museum. This event was held for the
first time last year and will be an annual
event to raise funds to pay off the museum's
mortgage. Many artists from Hope Town,
Man-O-War, Marsh Harbour and the Unit-
ed States donated a variety of pieces for
the auction including paintings, jewelry, a
wood-turned bowl, Androsia and Bahama
Hand Print bags. Organizers were pleased
with the turnout for the event.
Dr. Keith Tinker of the Antiquities, Mu-
seums and Monuments Corporation of The
Bahamas describes the Wyannie Malone
Historical Museum as "the only one of its
kind in The Bahamas," according to Mrs.
Linda Cole, who is very actively involved
at the Hope Town Lodge
in the work of the museum. "Because it is
located in Hope Town, people tend to think
of this museum as being only for the peo-
ple of Hope Town," she says but wants to
get the message out that the museum is for
everyone all over Abaco and that the com-
mittee is trying to get other communities
involved. Mrs. Cole says that the commit-
tee would like others to take an interest and
take out memberships. Members receive
a very interesting twice yearly newsletter
which includes old stories going back as far
The museum committee is now orga-
nizing lots of activities with children and
is very excited to be getting the young
ones involved. Some school children are
currently learning to be junior docents and
are also involved in entering information
into a general data base. Other activities
for the young will include a contest for
the kids to write their family history. A
Period Ball is being planned for later in
A CD is available at the museum for
those researching their roots. "This 'Dolly
Mae Treasure of The Bahamas' goes back
to the 1600s and is an invaluable tool for
anyone researching his roots," says Mrs.
Cole. A research centre is now open in the
upper storey of the museum.
Funds raised from the silent auction and
other fund raisers will go towards paying
off the mortgage and also purchasing a gen-
erator so that the museum can be kept at
an equal temperature year round to preserve
the artifacts and documents.
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge offered its dinner guests something different in the way
of entertainment on Valentine's night this year. The Lodge featured a string trio from the
Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra. Theres Saunders and Jennifer Hudson, violinists,
and cellist Helene Peloquin serenaded the guests with a variety of classical and popular
romantic music. The chef presented some delightful dishes, each of which had a very
romantic name, and the tables were tastefully decorated for Valentine's, giving a lovely
ambience. Each lady received a beautiful live rose.
Eronomy, go to the IBall!
A silent auction at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on February 15 raised funds for the
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum. Many artists donated paintings, jewelry and other
items to support the museum. The money raised will go toward many programs for youth
that the museum organizes and to reduce the mortgage.
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Developers host planning session Harbour where there is more and less ex- key" and that the architecture of the project
with Hope Town R entpensive land. A number of the participants should be in keeping with the architecture
with Hope Town ResidentS clearly stated they would not want work of Hope Town. It was emphasized that the
Hope Town residents and community immigrants are presently living on the prop- force housing next to their homes. development should be "sustainable" and
leaders participated in a two-day planning erty, more at night than during the daytime. It was envisioned the Elbow Cay Club building techniques should be "green." It
session with developers to chart the course A consensus was reached that this situation project would provide jobs for building was discussed that the project should be an
for the development of the Elbow Cay Club should be dealt with in a humane and legal contractors and others who already reside extension of the settlement of Hope Town.
property. It took place on February 12 13 way by providing the persons living on the on Elbow Cay or in Marsh Harbour. There An element which was stressed was that
at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in Hope property with proper advance legal notice to was a strong sentiment among the younger the project should be "inclusive" and not
Town. The purpose was to conceptually vacate the property. It was brought out that island residents that development was need- "exclusive" and that it should be "family
plan the redevelopment of the Elbow Cay it was not the responsibility of the developer ed so that they could raise their families, oriented." Locals, second homeowners and
Club with participation by members of the to solve the immigration situation in the Ba- live and work on the island. Property values guests should be welcome at the property. It
community at the local level considering the hamas as that is a political issue. would increase so that the new generation should not be a "gated" community.
local vision for the future of the property The issue of work force housing arose. of Hope Town residents could then afford Hope Town resident Ericka Russell spoke
and in a manner that addressed the needs Local surveyor Victor Patterson suggested to send their children to college. extensively about the needs of the commu-
and concerns of the community. that, given the limited amount of land on A list of community needs and concerns nity. She stated that Hope Town was in need
The planning session was organized by Elbow Cay in comparison to Great Abaco was compiled. The concepts that arose of land for the construction of a community
the developers Hank Hofford, Victor Apat, and the reliable daily ferry service which were that the development should be eco- center. Although she and Monica Cook had
Phillip Smith and Mark Mason of Charles- is now available, if work force housing is friendly and that where possible vegetation been tireless in their efforts to obtain land
ton, South Carolina, and Greg Graham of needed for the project, it would be more should be saved and re-used. It was empha- or get donations for such a project, they had
Nassau. The planning session began with feasible for them to be housed in Marsh sized that the development should be "low been unsuccessful in getting any developer
a number of presentations and an open ex- or property owner to contribute to the cause
change of ideas. Hope Town resident Scott in a meaningful way. She stressed the im-
Patterson gave a presentation on the history portance of a community center for the is-
of the Elbow Cay Club property. It was for- land and its children.
merly used as a hotel and inn with numerous Landscape architect and planner Michael
free-standing club villas, a restaurant and Myers brought up the important fact that
bar, and a dock. It closed in the late 1980s. the Elbow Cay Club should include a park-
Franklyn Knowles gave a presentation ing area for persons leaving Elbow Cay on
on the future of Hope Town from the view day trips on the ferry in order to relieve
point of the Hope Town Community Asso- the congestion and parking problem which
ciation. The current condition of the prop- presently exists at Sunshine Park and at the
erty was discussed in detail. The condition government dock which at present is the
of all of the buildings is terrible. Everyone only location at which people can park and
agreed that there was no building that could then leave the island on the ferry. Michael
be preserved. Currently, there is a large stressed the need to structure the project as
amount of rusted construction equipment 5 a "club villa" type project so that the legal
and even a number of vehicles in the water r a structure would exist for the property to be
in front of the club property. The developers of the Elbow Cay Club property held a two-day session with Hope Town
It was brought up that an unknown num- residents to work out what would be acceptable to the town. The session was held at the Please see Cays Page 20
ber, perhaps between 30 and 300, Haitian Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
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By Mirella Santillo four-year old drummer from the Green
Five groups entered the Saturday night Turtle Cay Slammers, who drummed and
Senior Junkanoo Parade's competition that danced till the very the wee hours of the
was officially opened by the Hon. Charles morning. The Little Island Slammers from
T Maynard, State Minister of Culture. Green Turtle Cay presented The Bahamas,
Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, a concerto of colors translated in marlins,
reminded the audience that Junkanoo was flamingos, flowers, a sunrise, not to for-
introduced on Abaco in the 1970's by Mr. get a rendition of Colum-
Gordon Hudson. Administrator Cephas bus' boat. The costumes
Cooper said he was pleased with the senior consisted mostly of large
groups' participation but assured that mea- head pieces worn with red
sures would be taken to ensure the partici- satin pants. It was the first
pation of more schools next year. competitive parade for the
Murphy Town's Mo-Town Shockers Green Turtle Cay Slam-
were the first to enter the parade's perim- mers, a new group founded AD
eter, preceded by a float of horses, birds, last year.
fish, bright pink flamingos, topped by a A smaller group from
pineapple stating the theme Protecting Our Dundas Town, the Goom-
Wildlife. Green, blue, orange costumes bay Boys, comprised most-
carried on the theme by displaying fish and ly of children was next. Its
starfish, birds and turtles. Young ladies theme addressed environ-
dressed in pineapple-printed fabric danced mental issues, asking to
between the rushers. The music comprised Keep Abaco Clean. Pointy
lots of brass instruments and drums and, hats pasted with crepe pa-
of course, cow bells. The group was com- per, a couple of nice head
prised of nearly as many young people gear and a good musical
as adults, a fact repeated in nearly all the accompaniment character-
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The youngest child was probably a little performance.
drums and kept their group moving smartly.
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Please see Junknaoo Page 76
Abaco had its own Police Band represented
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rushing at Junkanoo. These students were
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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian
Five groups competed in Senior Junkanoo
Junkanoo From Page 14
brand new group the Treasure Cay Explorers. A huge
effigy of Jesus surrounded by angels appeared next
with the theme Celebrating King Jesus. Soon police-
men had to push people back to the verges to allow
dancers with huge costumes and tall head pieces, to
pass. It was the largest group with the best costumes
so far. The Treasure Cay Explorers were founded in
July and began pasting in October according to Mrs
Athena Russell, wife of co-chairman Vito Russell,
who helped with the choreography. Headgear bore
religious inscriptions. The theme was chosen by co-
chairman, former Valley Boys One Family member,
who wanted to send the message that Junkanoo did not
prevent people from praising God. That parade created
Please see Junkanoo Page 17
One dancer of the Spring City Rockers is really enjoying her
self as she entertains the crowds.
iviurpny l owns Iviotown nSocKers 'anner empnasizea
their theme Protecting Our Wildlife.
Girls of the Murphy Town's Motown Shockers looked sharp
with their costumes featuring pineapples, a crop of the early
days of Abaco's farming enteprises.
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Even the young ones learn early to contrib-
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More brass instruments
and fancier costumes
made a great Junkanoo
Junkanoo From Page 16
much emotion in the crowd, some rushing to take photos while others
joined in the rhythm.
Last came the usual favorite, winner of the competition for the last
two years, the Spring City Rockers. They offered The Seven Continents
as their theme heralded on the entrance float. Green and yellow took you
to Mexico, the Queen of England sat on a throne amidst an explosion of
red, white and blue. A white-faced African warrior wore a tiger head on
his costume and a taste of Asia could be found in the orange umbrellas
carried by the female dancers or in the dragon hoisted by a few young
boys. It was a great show!
Twelve people were chosen to judge the competition. This year, to
ensure fairness, no judge was asked to rate all the aspects of each contes-
tant, but instead some judged the music, other the costumes and the rest
Treasure Cay's Explorers had the benefit of a leader who had
been in a Junkanoo group in Nassau. He has brought new
concepts to Abaco to raise our quality of both costumes and
The TC Exporers had a theme of Celebrat-
ing King Jesus
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The Bahamas Christian
Network studio set to open
Television From Page 1
come reality. On February 28 the Chris-
tian Broadcasting Network will broadcast
its first programme at 1 p.m. during the
grand opening ceremony of the television
station's studio and offices. Following that
it will broadcast continuously 24 hours a
day on Cable Channel 55.
"The first application for a licence was
made in 2007 under the PLP but when
the government changed a couple of weeks
later the licence was reapplied for. Once
approval was received, the entire project
took 19 months to complete. Construction
was started on the shell of the new build-
ing in July, 2008, and work on the interior
commenced the week before Christmas,"
stated Mr. Mills. The result is most im-
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The spacious studio can accommodate an
in-house audience and is furnished with 50
seats but has the capacity to hold 75. It in-
cludes a large stage area and an abundance
of lights, cameras, sound equipment, Tele-
prompter and station for the Teleprompter
operator. The many work stations provide
ample space and equipment for all of the
The broadcasting day will begin at 6:00
a.m. with a 30-minute news broadcast
and a weather report for north, south and
central Bahamas ending with a devotional
thought for the day. This will be replayed
at 6:30 a.m. Mr. Mills also has a small stu-
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here on Abaco from the Bahamas Christian
Network (BCN) will integrate both local
and national news. The major part of the
programming, accounting for approxi-
mately 50 percent of the time, will be pro-
gramming from churches, 20 percent will
be Christian music, 10 percent news, and
the remainder will consist of miscellaneous
service type programming.
It is a desire of Mr. Mills to reach the
youth and many of his programmes will
be youth based. He is also planning live
telephone talk shows. Musicians from
Abaco and Freeport will be providing both
vocal and instrumental music which Mr.
Mills feels will not only provide soothing
sounds for viewers especially during the
night hours, but will also provide comfort
for troubled souls. All commercials which
intersperse the programmes will be reflec-
tive. There will also be partners in Minis-
try who, though not advertisers, will be
supporting the station. Mr. Mills is receiv-
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Boat Captain's Training tion they can receive is unlimited. Persons
By Samantha V. Evans who will have to be licensed with basic
Administrator of the Port Authority, navigation skills are those involved with
Capt. Cyril Roker, began another class A ship construction, marine surveying, naval
Boat Captain's training on February 2nd, architecture and maritime law. He wants all
meeting every Monday and Wednesday at persons who have an interest in working on
Central Abaco Primary School. The train- vessels including yachts to seek informa-
ing will run for a period of six weeks. The tion about getting their certification so that
training will focus on navigation, seaman- they can have more steady employment.
ship and small boat handling, and a safety Plans for Goombay Park
component in which each of the 14 par- By Samantha V. Evans
ticipants will have a week of training at The site where everyone has gotten used
the Defense Force Base. At the end of the to attending the Goombay Festival each
training, they will have to sit the govern- summer will soon be reclaimed by the Port
ment certification examination to receive Authority as part of its storage area. Capt.
their license. At this time they will receive Cyril Roker explained that the huts will be
the Class A Master's License. These par- moved to the Farmer's Market site, and the
ticipants will be able to operate vessels up land will be leased to private companies.
to 200 tons. The tenants who live in the Charlie Boo
Roker stated that the demand is increas- corner have been served eviction notices
ing for trained captains due to more yachts and have until March 20th to move. When
coming into harbours across Abaco and the they are gone, the houses will be demol-
Baker's Bay Marina is coming on stream. ished; the property fenced in and beauti-
The government is now requiring that any- fled. The court will assist in this process.
one desiring to operate a vessel must be The Ministry of Works will relocate its of-
properly licensed. Due to this high number fice as well. So far there is one commercial
of vessels, becoming licensed will become tenant on the dock property and more will
mandatory. Hence, the Class A Master's move in once the work to the property is
License will be a must. Once persons have completed. Additionally, the Port Author-
earned sea time, then they can sit another ity will use some of the property to store
government examination to advance their its containers.
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National Junkanoo Committee held judges' workshop
By Samantha V. Evans
The National Junkanoo Committee held
a training workshop for the judges of the
Junkanoo parades that were held on Feb-
ruary 20th and 21st. Twenty judges were
targeted to attend this training to ensure
that they would be equipped with the
knowledge needed to properly judge the
parade. On the first evening, February
11, an overview of the training was given
but on the second night, February 12, the
judges went through the entire extensive
Mr. Phillip Cooper, chairman of the
National Committee, stated that the pur-
pose of this training was to bring the judg-
es up to date on the judging standards and
to educate them of the do's and don't's on
the parade. They were explaining the judg-
ing process to them and to the local chair-
man. Everyone usually pays attention to
the groups and disregards the judges until
the end of the parade when the winners
are to be declared. He told them that even
though the judges work behind the scene,
their work is extremely important. He ex-
plained that Junkanoo is deeply embedded
in the culture of The Bahamas. Therefore,
it is important that its integrity is main-
tained. To do this, groups are encouraged
to stick to the basics. He explained that
even though many groups now use feath-
ers and beads, they are not original to the
costuming and design of Junkanoo. He in-
sists that crepe paper remains a part of the
Mr. Wendell Francis gave a brief back-
ground of Junkanoo including its origin.
He explained that the vision for the Junior
Junkanoo parade was conceived in 1988.
The objective of Junior Junkanoo was to
develop an appreciation for the Junkanoo
culture in school-aged children, create a
higher degree of interest in participating
in Junkanoo, promote Junkanoo as the Na-
tional Festival of The Bahamas and con-
struct an after school outlet for students.
The Junior Junkanoo program brings young
people together through various initiatives
including workshops, training and summer
programs where they learn the fundamen-
tals of Junkanoo.
Mr. Francis and Clinton Paul further
addressed the dynamics of costume design
and the role of the instruments. They ex-
plained the way the goat skin drums and
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also discussed. The areas discussed were
banner and banner dancers, choreography
and how to evaluate a visual image. The
judges were educated about the rules of
the parade and the areas that can result in
penalties of disqualification.
Members of the the National Junkanoo Committee held a two-session training workshop
for people who would be judging the Junkanoo parades held in Marsh Harbour on Febru-
ary 20 and 21. Shown here are Ivan Thompson, Vaugn Jones, Naitonal Junkanoo Chair-
man Phil Cooper, Clinton Paul, Wndal Francis and Abaco Chairman of the Junkanoo
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More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 13
operated and maintained in perpetuity in a
manner similar to other successful projects
in the Bahamas.
Paul Thompson, the former manager of
the Lyford Cay Club who is now a resident
of Hope Town, provided important input in
regards to the key characteristics that make
for a successful "boutique" hotel project.
He provided information about the number
of rooms or "keys" which would provide
for personal, intimate service, as opposed to
the "herding of guests like cattle." He con-
tributed to the conceptual land plan through
his experience at Lyford Cay in regards to
the location of the proposed hotel, restau-
rant, bar, tennis courts, pool and spa build-
It was brought up by a community mem-
ber that BEC needed an underground utility
easement so that it could bring power onto
Elbow Cay to serve the entire island and
that to date no property owner on the Sea
of Abaco located in the vicinity of the BEC
station on Elbow Cay had been willing to
grant an easement to the electric company
for this purpose. The developers indicated
they would work with BEC on this issue.
In addition, the need for a boat ramp
which could be used by the public was
brought up by Hope Town resident Todd
Cash. At present there exists no public boat
ramp on Elbow Cay.
A concern was raised by a number of
participants about boat congestion and pol-
lution in Hope Town harbour. It was a con-
cern that Elbow Cay has a shortage of dock
space and that the public docks are over-
burdened in the busy season. The need for
dockage will increase as the island develops
in the future as people come to the island
In regards to the marina aspect of the
project it was discussed that the marina
should seek to obtain "blue flag certifica-
tion." The breakwater should be construct-
ed in a way that allows for the free flow
of water and be aesthetically pleasing. The
marina breakwater should be constructed to
create a habitat for marine life.
At the conclusion a small group was
named to develop a conceptual land plan for
the property. This group recommended that
the scale and quality of the redevelopment
resemble Hope Town. They wanted the
development to be part of the Hope Town
rather than an isolated private resort. The
consensus was that the property should be
developed as a low-key, boutique hotel and
inn with free-standing club villas in an ar-
chitectural style consistent with Hope Town.
There should be a restaurant and bar and the
existing landing should be maintained. Full
occupancy would be about 180 beds. The
marina should be located in the Sea of Aba-
co, not in Fry's Mangrove and the breakwa-
ter should be attractive that would include a
walkway. The proposed size of the marina
was stated to be between 120 150 slips. It
may extend out from shore 300 400 feet.
After the ideas were exchanged the land
planners and architects prepared a concep-
tual land plan sketch which incorporated the
key ideas and design elements presented
during the meeting. It was presented by the
land planners at the end of the planning ses-
sion and contained a boutique hotel with 18
hotel rooms and suitable public spaces, a
restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, a spa
building, tennis courts, a boat ramp and a
ferry dock landing with public parking for
day trips off island. It also included 60 one,
two and three-bedroom free-standing hotel
club villa units of Hope Town architecture,
arranged in clusters, connected with cart
paths to the hotel and the amenities. It in-
cluded five "estate lots" at the high point
of the property, which is approximately 75
feet above sea level. The proposed develop-
ment would be built in logical phases over
time as the island grows. The shape of the
marina breakwater was curved with a pe-
destrian walk. No dredging and no removal
of mangroves will be required to construct
the marina. It is located well inside of the
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This is the design that the planning session produced after conferring for two days. The
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Uiwoint... Another environmental threat looms
By J.F. Hedden
As Abaco develops and expands, infra-
structural improvements are put in place
and these sequentially tend to threaten the
various aspects of the Abaco physical en-
Recently, the Prime Minister of the
Bahamas institutionalised the relationship
between people and surroundings by cre-
ating a Ministry for the Environment. To
date this ministry is made up of a diverse
number of GOB departments ranging from
the Ports to the BEST commission and the
Dept of Physical Planning.
Even more recently we have seen Min-
istry for the Environment (MOE) become
involved in the planning phase of various
projects as a result of public concerns. One
such was the series of meetings over the
planned development of Joe's Cay, off of
Elbow Cay, spearheaded by Erika Russell.
Opinions were explicitly voiced against
the proposed development, and the army
of public servants attending withdrew to
Nassau as did the contingent of develop-
ers. Since then there has been no apparent
statement or follow up from MOE, even
though the rumours have abounded.
Why is there such disconnect between
the GOB and the voting public? Is it be-
cause we exercise our democratic right
religiously at every election and then
leave governing totally in the hands of our
elected politicians? Is it because we are so
complacent that we cannot be prepared to
hold them to the task of providing some
further dialogue? Is it maybe the fact that
our politicians and public servants do not
feel beholden to the Bahamian public? I do
not at this time wish to delve deeply into
this issue because of time and space, but a
future article may be worth the effort.
Another project slated to be implement-
ed in short order is the movement of the
Fast Ferry landing ramp from Sandy Point
to a location a little further up the coast.
The general public is well aware that the
present ramp location has created constant
erosion of the shoreline in front of Nancy's
Restaurant. Now my understanding is that
this original ramp was a temporary place-
ment until Fast Ferry found a permanent
location. I also understand that at the time
concerns were raised over diversion of wa-
ter and tidal flows with a solid ramp, and
the idea of a flow through structure was
aired. However, as temporary implemen-
tations go, none of the above became fact;
and the temporary facility became defacto
permanent until now, once the damage was
done so to speak.
My question in relation to the new loca-
tion is again concern over the environment,
but in differing circumstances. Have we in
fact learned anything from the previous ef-
fects of ramp placement? Are we making a
perhaps more serious mistake with the new
The new landing is to be placed imme-
diately to the east of duck pond, which will
of course have a major impact on the water
bird population of the area. Not being an
avid birder I would hesitate to name types
but certainly numbers are in my vogue.
Hundreds of ducks and several pelicans on
the water, all of which merely swam away
from me to the other side of the pond on
my arrival. To me this is significant.
To refer to my question over learning.
Is it again a matter of convenience because
we cannot be bothered? Or is it the idea
of taking stance and "stenching" against
the threat to a wild bird population that
is essentially unexposed to exploitation at
this time, makes us stick our own neck out
too far? I for one am against the new lo-
cation whatever Andrew's University has
proposed for our planning. There is a lot
of coast from Rocky Point going east that
could be effectively used, some private and
some publicly owned. I would suggest that
the ramp be placed further east of duck
pond, even perhaps involving land adjacent
to the railway jetty employed by the lum-
ber company almost a hundred years ago.
This would achieve two immediate results;
one in infrastructure and the other in public
access to some of Abaco's historical en-
vironment. My understanding is that there
is even a steam engine sitting in the forest
where the railway line once ran. What a
conversation piece, and what a visible relic
Of course, the preservationists will be
immediately upset about the threat to the
surrounding creeks and move for immedi-
ate dismissal of such an idea. However, we
have long heard of mitigation and respon-
sible development to include environmen-
tal concerns. Maybe now is the time for
some action in this quarter and some real
planning ideas to include conservation. Af-
ter all, where the Fast Ferry ramp goes so
will soon follow a port development for the
south which could feasibly include interna-
tional shipping because of access to deep,
In addition I also feel that it is incum-
bent on the Fast Ferry corporate body to
exercise some vigilance and concerns over
placement of their facilities. I rather get the
impression that this operation wishes to get
away with as much as possible without hav-
ing to show any responsibility towards the
physical landscape and wildlife of Abaco.
Hasn't this already been demonstrated by
the situation of the beach erosion in Sandy
Point? No apparent concern until forced to
To my mind it is now a time for the en-
vironmentalists to say no to duck pond and
work towards responsible development of
infrastructure in another area which could
reasonably expose some of our history to
Lastly, I would also say that it is my
understanding that a boat load of tourists
went to the area by boat to examine the fa-
cilities. A final question, did they see duck
pond and the wildlife on it?
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South Abaco News
By Michelle Mikula
Tucked away in the landscape of Abaco
is history and beauty that continue to go
undetected by the Abaco community and
the visitors who travel to these shores.
Hidden behind the pine forest of Abaco are
many spectacular and historical sightings
which include railroad tracks, ocean holes,
monuments, ruins, artifacts, plantations,
caves, beaches and unspoiled habitats.
Such findings remain undetectable mainly
because of a lack of accessibility, signage
and environmental preservation.
In an effort to build on Abaco's identity
and offerings, the Abaco Tourist Office,
the Abaco Club on Winding Bay and Ab-
aco's Southern District of Local Govern-
ment are joining forces to make these sites
available to the public and visitors to the
The restoration process will begin at
Hole-in-the-Wall located in South Aba-
co off the Capt. Earnest Dean Highway.
Hole-in-the-Wall is where the first light-
house was built in The Bahamas by the
British Imperial Lighthouse Service in
1836. The lighthouse remains standing to-
day no longer fueled by kerosene but by an
automated solar-powered light. This area
offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic
Ocean, native vegetation, coral heads and
remains of a once occupied community.
In spite of the magnificent view, the
scenery and significance are diminished
due to the dilapidated buildings, debris and
poor roads. In an attempt to turn Hole-in-
the-Wall into a tourist attraction in addition
to affording Abaconians and other Baha-
mians the opportunity to witness and en-
joy this phenomenon, the three groups are
commencing the project by staging a clean
up exercise on March 14th as part of the
To make this clean up project a success,
the organizers are encouraging the business
community, civic groups, schools, church-
es and interested individuals to partner with
them by either volunteering their time or
donating goods toward this worthy cause.
All interested parties who wish to become
involved in this initiative are asked to con-
tact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067.
The Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse is a red and white sentinal at the southern most point of
land on Abaco. It was the first of the large kerosene fueled lamp Imperial Lighthouses
built and dates back to 1836. In May 1995 it lost its soul to automation, and government
no longer needed to maintain the lighthouse keepers' houses and other buildings. The
buildings have fallen into disrepair. Now several groups are working together to clean
them up preparatory to restoring them.
The Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse was manned by two lighthouse keepers who lived there
with their families. However, it has not been manned since automation, and the two
residences and out buildings are all in serious disrepair both from the elements and from
vandalism. Abaco's Tourism office, the South Abaco District Council and Winding Bay
are teaming up to clean up the trash and assess what can be done to make it more ac-
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Obituaries of Family and Friends
Roland H.R. Koenig, 62, died on
October 17, 2008, at his home in Irons,
Michigan. He was a second homeowner on
Guana Cay for over 30 years. He was a
lover of animals and the outdoors and was
known for his inimitable wit and spirit of
He is survived by his children, his wife
Barbara, his sisters, his sister-in-law, niec-
es and nephews. He will be sorely missed.
The funeral for Rowena Lois Sands,
age 90, of Man-O-War Cay was held on
January 14 at the New Life Bible Church.
She was born on October 5, 1918. In 1938
she married Basil Augustus Sands of Man-
O-War Cay and they had seven children.
She is survived by her children Ronnie
Sands, Wayne Sands (deceased), Darvin
Sands (deceased), Steve Sands (deceased),
Gaylene Russell, Sherry Albury and An-
drea Albury; sons-in-law Carlton Russell,
Bill Albury and Lincoln Albury; daugh-
ters-in-law Elmer Sands, Joanne Sands,
Patty Sands; grandchildren Alison Khan,
Darren Sands, Marsha Cruz, Alisha Rus-
sell, Natasha Albury, Margo Albury, Ch-
antelle Albury and Rochelle Sawyer; great-
grandchildren Michael Sawyer, Mahana
Khan, Reagan Sands, Jesse Weatherford,
Dakota Albury, Chassity Sawyer, Mariah
Sawyer and Randall Sawyer; brother Per-
cy Thompson; sisters-in-law Marie Sands,
Lola Sawyer, Margaret Sweeting, Sally
Sweeting and Vernell Roberts; numerous
nieces, nephews and many other relatives
The funeral for Matthew Charles Perez
Adderley, 46, of Cooper's Town was held
on February 14 on Grand Bahama. Offi-
ciating was Pastor Keith Palmer, assisted
by Pastor Alex Archer. Interment was on
He is survived by his mother Erna Gar-
cia Perez; adopted mothe: Lucille Adder-
ley; adopted father Cliff Alverez Adder-
ley; sisters and brothers Vorinica, Shelly,
Anthan, Jill, Michelle, Natividad, Francise
and Marion; adopted sisters Georgina and
Paula; uncle Chirvin Josey; aunts Ethel
Taylor and Margaret Small; adopted aunts
Amanda Gold Adderley, Levonne Moxey,
Curlene and Leviticus Farrington, Annie
Pearl and Charles McPhee, Willamae and
Lorenza Mackey and Iva Smith; nephews
and nieces Sergio, Lorenzo, Jullian, Tam-
ar, Kembrel, Cruz, Alex, Nathan, Toni
and Lacretia; brother-in-law Elvis Sands
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Merlean McKinney,
82, formerly of Crossing Rocks was held
on February 21 on Grand Bahama. Inter-
ment was also on Grand Bahama.
She is survived by her daughters Ann Coak-
ley, Berlene Bain and Augustine Greenslade;
sons Glenn McKinney and John Newbold,
Jr.; sons-in-law Basil Greenslade, Willis Bain
and Lorenzo Coakley; grandchildren Pamela
Newbold-Taylor, Faron, Marco and Deangelo
Greenslade, Jerry Martin, Whitney Armbris-
ter, Rochelle Bain, Rhonda Russell, Princess
Albury, Peggy Bain, Christina Bain, Hubert
Bain, Susan Russell, Samantha Bodie, Merale
McKinney, Wendy, Vernice, Maedonne,
Shawn and Shanique McKinney; great-grand-
children Alicia, Ebony, Dominique, Shar-
riasha, Stafford, Jr., Ahmad, Marco, Jr.,
Adaejah, Geshan, Anthon, Devonte, De-
shawn, Destiny, Kymano, Leroy, Leandrea,
Cherie, Jerrick, Jerricak, Jerenae, Jeremiah.
Savannah, Vastachea, Tony, Jr., James, Jr.,
Vashawn, Brane, Clarissa, Cordero, Basaneo,
Phyllicia, Troy, Michael, Gary, Jr., Neko and
Jonathan; grandsons-in-law Mario Taylor,
Remano Bain, Stafford Albury, Geon Russell,
Tony Russell, Eddie Bodie and Pastor James
Williams; granddaughters-in-law Eva Bain,
Amanda Greenslade and Dorcas Armbrister;
grandnieces and nephews Jevillo, Willard Jr.,
Jarvis and Trevor Williams, Tony, Jr., and
Terry; god-children Myrtle Carroll and Ches-
ter Walker; nieces Alice Williams, Deaconess
Joyce Williams, Viola Davis and family, Effie
Walker and Family, Lealeen Hepburn, Sandy
Edwards, Buiah, Lorine Walker and Joanna
Russell; nephews Leo Russell, Supt. Leland
Russell, Pastor Mervin Burrows, Simon Rus-
sell, Floyd, Charles, Chester and Douglas
Walker, Marcus, Michael Merioun Davis and
many other relative and friends.
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Upcoming Reef Ball
By Jennifer Hudson
The Friends of the Environment's 9th
Annual Reef Ball, which will be held on
March 7 at the Abaco Beach Resort, is a
very important fund raiser for the Friends
education programme. This programme
reaches out to students at 25 schools across
Abaco to bring to them an awareness of
their environment. Friends Education Offi-
cer, Enzil Cooper, visits all of the schools
presenting on ecosystems which include
coral reefs, mangroves, pine forests and
blue holes. Each classroom lesson is fol-
lowed up by a field trip out into the envi-
Over 4,000 students on Abaco have
already benefitted from this programme.
"Many of these kids had never seen a coral
reef or a blue hole, and it is amazing to
see their reactions. They never even knew
these existed and seeing these ecosystems
instills a sense of pride," commented Ms.
Kristin Williams, Executive Director of
Friends. The school programme includes
clean ups and presentations on beautifi-
cation, anti-littering and recycling. After
school programmes are offered. The Dis-
covery Club, held twice a week, is a Baha-
mas National Trust programme which has
been implemented here on Abaco. This is
a badge earning programme, and the chil-
dren are currently working on their Bug
Badge. Teachers' workshops are held to
introduce educators to ways of implement-
ing environmental education into the class-
Each summer a six-week Summer Camp
is offered in two three-week sessions. The
Discovery Club and Summer Camps are
offered in North, Central and South Abaco
and the Summer Camp is also taken as a
traveling camp to the cays and Moore's
In order to make this Reef Ball fund
raising event as successful as possible,
the committee has put together a fun filled
and varied evening. Providing music will
be Subculture, an exciting new band from
Nassau, and there will be lots of sushi to
choose from at the sushi bar along with
A live auction will be held with some
really great items. Three big ticket items
have been donated this year: a half-day
fishing trip with the Prime Minister, a trip
to Argentina and a trip to Patagonia, Chile.
The Prime Minister will be there in person
for this auction. A silent auction will be
held that will include lots of lovely items
such as artwork, jewelry, a bronze sculp-
ture, a sailing trip on the William H. Al-
bury, an aerial tour of Abaco and more.
An interesting Lionfish demonstration will
be presented by Alexander Maillis that will
show how to safely prepare this delicacy
An innovative Buy a Fish, Support a
School fund raiser will be introduced at
this year's Ball, the goal of which is to
raise $25,000. Wooden fish carved by the
Conch Pearl Gallery and painted by several
local artists will be available for purchase
by businesses that will receive a certifi-
cate to have with their fish. Friends pro-
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to the school children and funds raised by
the Buy a Fish campaign will help offset
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Discovery Club Members
Learn about Bugs
By Sa ntha V. Evans
On January 12 and 14 Friends of the
Environment launched its Bug Badge pro-
gram of the Discovery Club. The Discov-
ery Club was formed in conjunction with
the Bahamas National Trust and focuses on
the environment allowing students an op-
portunity to earn some 20 different badges.
There are clubs at three locations on the is-
land, Marsh Harbour, Cooper's Town and
Sandy Point. The program has two groups:
6-9 year olds called the Explorers and the
10-13 year olds called the Guardians. The
objectives included learning about dif-
ferent bugs and bug parts, going on bug
hunts, creating bug farms and bug boxes,
learning where they live and why they are
important. Finally, they will make a bug
costume of their choice. During the clos-
ing ceremony the students will give their
testimonials and receive the badges they
have earned. Students earning badges must
have attended 60 percent of the sessions.
Badges can be earned for perfect atten-
dance, knowing the motto, good behavior
and completing all assignments. The in-
structor for the Explorer group for Central
Abaco is Enzil Cooper and the instructor
for the Guardian group for the same top-
ics is Joy Chaplin. The coordinator for the
Guardian group in North Abaco that meets
at S.C. Bootle High School is Lora Davis,
a Friends' board member. The coordina-
tor of the Sandy Point Explorer group that
meets at J.A. Pinder Primary School is To-
Friends' Junior Board
By Samantha V. Evans
Friends launched its Junior Board Mem-
ber program three years ago and since then
has had two such board members, Elaine
Fenelus of S.C. Bootle High School and
Adrianna Philpot of Forest Heights Acad-
emy. Both students served for 2007 and
2008, two years. This program is designed
to expose senior high school students to
an operating board which they will serve
on and contribute to via discussions to
help grow the organization and expand the
educational initiatives on the high school
campuses and in the wider community.
Nominations for this position are made
by the school principals. Students nomi-
nated must be in grades 10-11. A student
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March 1, 2009
Declaration of a network of
no-take marine reserves
Cabinet has agreed to declare the fol-
lowing six locations as marine Protected
Areas: Abaco Cays, Berry Islands (Chub
Cay to Whale Cay), Bimini, South Eleu-
thera, Exuma, Site 1 and 2 which include
]ewfish Cays to mainland Georgetown
and the area east of Blacks Rocks be-
tween Little Exuma and North Long Is-
The Ministry will proceed with the
Berry Islands, and Site 1 Exuma while
Site 2 Exuma, South Eleuthera and Bi-
mini will be revisited and further consul-
tations will take place within the Abaco
Marine Protected Areas are desig-
nated areas in which removal of marine
resources is prohibited and impacts are
The backdrop for the Ministry's deci-
sion to establish Marine Protected Areas
rests in the need to ensure healthy marine
habitats and sustainable fisheries in The
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to be successful in such a position should
be well rounded, have a love for the en-
vironment, strong science skills and good
communication skills. Their responsibili-
ties will include attending board meetings
and monthly education committee meet-
ings, participating in Earth Day activi-
ties, volunteering at Friends' off campus
programs, serving as a campus ambassa-
dor by leading environmental initiatives at
school and participating in at least one fund
raising activity throughout the year. Stu-
Bahamas. The constant threat by human
impacts including overfishing, habitat
loss and the degradation of water quality
to the marine life resources led to a study
which was undertaken in 1999 which de-
termined the scientific validity of a list
of marine reserve sites. The first five lo-
cations in which Fishery Reserves were
created was announced in 2000. These
sites were confirmed and management
measures established after thorough con-
sultation with local communities, stake-
holders and scientists.
It is envisioned that there will be an
increase in key fishery species, biomass,
resulting in greater reproductive output
and replenishment of fished stocks out-
side the Fishery Reserve; in addition to
the designated areas being protected from
threats specific to them. This should cul-
minate with a positive impact to the Ba-
hamian economy and the quality of life
dents to complete their full service within
this program will receive points towards
community service which is required for
graduation. The Junior Board Member for
January-December 2009 is Joy Archer of
St. Francis de Sales School.
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By Mirella Santillo
The sixth annual fund raising golf tour-
nament sponsored by the Rotary Club of
Abaco took place on January 31st at Trea-
sure Cay. There was a very good turn out
including a team from Nassau comprised of
Mr. Craig Symonette, Mr. Donald Tom-
linson and Mr. Paul Bacardi, who actually
placed first with a score of 68. The runners
up with a 69 score were two ladies from
Treasure Cay, Mrs. Ingerborg Uelbrig and
Ms. Dorie Emerick.
Thirty-two players gathered on the golf
course for the 8:30 a.m. tee-off. A lunch
prepared by Rotarians and members of the
Treasure Cay Fire Department was served
at noon and throughout the game. Drinks
were offered to the players, compliments
of Burns House Ltd. Everyone participat-
ing agreed that it was a lot of fun in spite
of the chilly weather and the fairly strong
wind which impaired the game more than
The cocktail party and the silent auc-
tion followed the golf game at the Spinna-
ker Restaurant. The items being auctioned
were extremely varied, ranging from art
work, $500 worth of shipping freight on
the M/V Legacy, a round of golf at Wind-
ing Bay, a weekend stay at a local resort
and dinners at local restaurants. topped by
a trip to Johannesburg with a two-week
stay in an apartment and a private safari
tour. Mr. Estin Sawyer provided a musical
background for the socializing during the
The dinner's events were orchestrated
by Rotary's President-Elect, Mr. Gentry
Morris. The auction winners were an-
nounced with the trip to South Africa going
to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hamel. Throughout
the dinner various numbers were called
for the door prizes. The second place golf
tournament's winners were presented with
plaques at the end of the evening. Unfor-
tunately, the winning team had to return to
Nassau before the evening function). The
evening ended with a demonstration of a
Chinese auction which brought in $60 for
two golf balls.
Mr. George Riviere, Golf Tournament
Committee Chairman, and his wife Joyce,
were very happy with the results. Mr. Riv-
iere announced at the following Rotary
meeting that the goal of netting $10,000
had been reached thanks to people's gen-
erosity. The money will go to the Marsh
Harbour and the Treasure Cay fire depart-
Cays From Page 20
It was discussed that the community cen-
ter asked for by island residents could be
located on property owned by the developer
in the New Settlement subdivision on the
main road between LVA convenience store
and Centre Line Road. Upon final approval
of the developer's plan, it was requested
that the property for the community center
be donated by the developer to the Hope
Town Community Association, a non-profit
association that would build, own and oper-
ate the community center at its expense.
The developers intend to take the con-
ceptual plan sketch and use it as the basis to
create a formal land plan to be submitted
to the Hope Town District Council for ap-
proval in the near future.
An Elbow Cay Club website will be on
line soon at www.elbowcayclub.com. The
web site will contain details about the rede-
velopment plan, historical photos and other
information in an effort to develop this
property in a transparent and responsible
Second place winners of the Rotary Golf Tournament were Mrs. Ingerbog Uelberg, left,
and Ms. Dorie Emerick, right, who are accepting their trophies from Brian Thompson and
Joyce Riviere. The first place winners were not able to stay for the awards ceremony.
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Hotels and House Rental Agents
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Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
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Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Island Breezes Motel
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
6 rmlIcott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
6 rms 3
o Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
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
Rev. Nov 08
Page 26 Section A
March 1, 2009
March 1, 2009 The Abaconian
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 Ch16
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
AbacoAir- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am 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 Air- Nassau .......................................... 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso -Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi- Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir ................. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town....................................... .......... 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................. ........... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay......................... ......... 365-441 1
Dive Guana........................................ ............ .......... 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: (effective 22Dec 08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas, ....................................... $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, CAbaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n ak e C ay ................................................ $3 5
C a s u a rin a P o in t ....................................... ................. $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80
Baham a Palm Shore ............ ...... .. .................. $90
C rossing Rocks .... ....... .....................$105
S a n d y P o in t ........................................................... $ 15 0
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80
T reasure C ay R esort .......................................................$85
Fox Tow n ....................................$185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 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 Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............... .....................$10
M a d e ira P ark ................................................................... $ 2 0
S and B anks .............. ....... .................... $25
Treasure C ay Resort ............ ..... ... ................ $30
L e is u re L e e ................................................ ............. $ 4 5
B lack W o od ............. ........ .... .................... $ 2 0
Fire Road & Cooper's Town .............. ......................$40
C edar H arbo ur ........................... .................... $60
W ood C ay .............. ....... ................... $70
M o unt H ope .............. ....... .................. $80
F ox Tow n .............. ....... ................... $7 0
C row n H aven ... .................................$90
M arsh H arbour airport ....................................................$85
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ........
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 C reek .............................
T C H otel to M oxey ..............................
X$65 + $10
.X$18 + $ 5
S Compliments of The Abaconian
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* ays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
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
W alker'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
Everyone reads The Abaconian
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
MbKeS & Scoooers boais Lars & LartsU
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ............................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals.................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
B lue M arlin .........................$ ............. 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$.............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ............367-2301
Hibiscus .............................. 367----
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... .367-2615
Mangoes .............. $$$............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+ ..... 367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$............. 367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+ .... 366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... ......366-0065
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus .................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Docksiders............ $$$............ 365-5230
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$$$. 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Florence's Cafe ................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.... .......$$$............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$ ....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
Page 28 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2009
_A Lf (' v tT 1 T Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd. MarshHarbour
S-HOMES HOMES HOMES 1H1OMES
Great Gunna Cay- A' Great Guana Ca y Man-O-sWar Cay
2 Bedmoms, I Baths. 12.5 Acre Estate -2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
768 s.f Residence -06 2 sBedrooms.9 Bath "i n. in .64 sf Residence
336 s.f, Open Deck.
S-- Fabulous Ocean Views
"BecllHolse" F $699l0l.
#G 1111 I11011 SG699ottl.
* "SUBLIME" 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath 2,200 s,l Residence
- 1,000 s.r Porches & Decks Boat louse & Private Dock on the ITarbour
- Great Harbour Views Good Rental History #H'TH1104 $1,150,000.
GREATl GUANA CAY
* SEA-TO-BA Y 11.5 Acres I,198 of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 sf Dock Access I:urLished
#C t110nt11 $375,000.
iI- r ,
-1,760 s~f Residence
= Coiver red & O nn D-ecks., F.;
W1)1i_"__593' of Ocean Beach
664 on Sea oftAbaco
Fabulous Ocean Views
Private Boat Basin
P GG H10-96 S4,950,00.
Great Gunna Cay -
at Main Public Dock
Best I.ocation in town.
-1,900s.f C olonial Bldg.
-400 s.f Cov. Verandah
Land- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.lf
Great Reataurant or Relail
I "Art Caf" #G 1111109 -5867,56M,
- 2 Btdrooms. I Bath.
838 s.I Guest House
I 43,800 s.. 1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
-Private Dock On Creek
2 Bedrooms- 2 Baths
1.030 s.. Residence-
1,290 s.L Covered Deck
82 Ocean Fronlage
Superb Ocean Views
Great Gunna Cay -
-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
2,212 s.f Residence
- 848 s '., Coverel Decks.
- Land 9,700 s.f.
- 2 Central A/C tUnits
- Storage, Generator She'd
- 12 KW Aux, Generator
- income Producing
- Ocean View
iGGHI1105 5491,000. "John Lowe House circa 1866"
Green Turtle Cay
-5 Bedrooms. 4 Batls
4,977 sf Residnce
- 3.5 Acrs- Sea-ti-Sa
-200' ilocotr Bay
Private Dock on Caco Bay
- 151KWAui Oci,
- 600 GOI-Watermaker
soTIIi10o7-Ful' Possiblke Sale
Opi ons -From: $848,000D- for
Sacre w/ock tic, en Coco BayHouse
to $3,490,000 for entire Esstate Cl Ho e"
'Green Trtloe Cay
2 Bedmom, 2 Bath
1,455 sq.ft. Luxury Villa
_ Covered Screnned Porches
Ian-d-Wi- 7,55 sql
Deede Dock -1 Boat Lit
Comnlee ienivaton 2007
A- eluxifulay Generator
No Expelei Spa ed
GTH]1098- $995,000. "An1neBol1h"
iMan-O-War Cay- a
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
,240 s.af Residence.,@
0.3213 Acre 14,787000 s.f .
Hillside or great Ocean
iMWH0IIO20- $592,500. IISunslas"
MVA rsh Hrbour -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
S1.742 s.f Covered
Verandahs & Balconies. "11
0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.gF
30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
VA C A N T LAND
Green Turtle Cay
-4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
2,170 s.l Residence
-285 s r Coreed Porches
Land 3,480 s. Near
Public Dock in HIarbour
GTTit 119- S450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
-Commercial Upper level
- 2,158 s.l Building
- 1.000 s.t r'orhes & Decks
- land 2,462 s.f. Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- Harbour Views
- Rental History Income
#GTI 11120- $400,000.
-3 Bedrooms, 1 2 Baths
- 1.536 s.f. Residence.
- 500 s.f Porches & Decks
- Land- 53,740 s.f
= 1.23 Hillside Acies
- 180' larbour Frontlage
- Private Dock on harbour
- Fabulous Views
#MWItI 115 -51,600.00.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "JUNKANOO SPLASH" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms,
2 Baths, 1.150 s.f1 Resilence 760 s.f Covered Porch I Bedroom. 1
Bath, 490 s.f Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,560 s,f, Residence 1,040 s.f Verandahs I Bedroom, I Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.. Point of Dickie s Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
#1MWH 1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1I2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1,200 s,.: Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sca Private
136' Dock Auxiliary Generator- Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING"-Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2
Baths -2 460 s.E Residence 1,400 sf. Porches-Decks 1 Bed, 1
bath Snore Box 7.500 s.f, Land Private 93 Dock. 40 KW ALx,
Generator- Superb Harbour Views MWI111107- $1,200,000.
O "BONNIE DUNE" -2 Bedrooms 1 Bath. 660 s.f_ Residena
240 s.r. Studio Dock HoIsea Land Sea-to-Sea- 36.775 s.f. .8442 Acre
- 100' Ocean Beach Front Private Dock On Creek Fabulous Views
#MW1II018- UNDER CONTRACT
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedrom, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f
residence 3.75 Acre, s sea to 109' of frontage- on Sea of Abaco 106' on
Arlantic Boat basin wifl lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 312 New England Style cottage
lLHO 1086 NEW PRICE $1,350,000.
- 2 Bedrooms- 2 Balits.
- 1,921 s.f Residence.
- Bedroom, I Batl
-400 s.f Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 1.189 Acres
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Semi-Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
"PMWHI019-w-Paw P h"
I Bedroom, I Bath
410 s.f Cottage
0.217 Acre 9,452 s.
160 s.f Shed -Worksho
Fully Furnished &
WHIll4 5340 "Blessing House"
MNan-0-War Cay -
-3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1200 s.f. Residence.
S192 s.f. Studio Snore Box
0.23 Acre 10.056 s.f.
17 KW Aux.Generalor
FlMW H1024- $499,0(0).
- 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1600 s.E of residence
785 s.f. wrap ariiitd ]porchl
23,938 s.f .549 Acre land
I- 0 degree views
250' to lte Atllntic Beach
240 s.f garage
28-000 gallon cistern
Runway & Dock access
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0.9982 Acre- 190.88' on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site I-
I5' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site- Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage greal eevations to 42' above sea level GGVII12
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* "AERIE"- Parcel 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f, 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
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* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f -
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S"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0,557 Acres Containing 24.292 s.f.- Shared dock access
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8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the propery.
GGVIIIS NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" -6,653 s.f -.0152 Acre-45.47'ofSea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carr' a private dock 180 degree views -
uiiderground electric and I)nvedt road. GGVI091 $375,000.
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* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites- 100' -460' of
water frontage -Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360" views Very private Area
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* "PLA YING HOOKY"- 15,94 s, 0,3661 Acre- Prime Building
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* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.1. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access -Good Elevation. #fGTVI009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" 19.558 s.f. -0.4490 Acre Prime
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* "CASUA RINA "- 8126 s.fE.-0.1865 Acre Corner lo Prinme building
sie Central location Shoril wlk to Bita Bay Beacl Snorkel right oflTsore
S"LYNYARD PALMS"- 42,906 s.f 0.985 Acre I.' 134 of Sea of
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- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Allantic
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* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Primne Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
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* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site- 10.719s. 1- 0.246Aere
- Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 61 private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MtvWV1s02 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.fl. t 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views, # 6A-#M1 IV1102 $970,000. # 7A- MlIV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- 48 7,548 st,ft. V 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boal Basin Frontage.
Seini-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-fiMHV1100 $667,000. ,49-tMNHVII01 S667,000.
* "Sand Banks Creek- #2"-47.524 s.f. 1.091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek. 540 in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Iighway IACV1I 1- NEW LISTING $108,000
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING riced froma: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # Fabulous onec-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172_61' on Sea ofAbaco Hillside -
great elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI 17- NEW LISTING $485,000.
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 5 MARCH 1st, 2009
BAIC held two Agriculture Town Meetings
Farm land is now available and agriculture is being stressed
Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco, held meetings in Cooper's Town and Marsh Harbour to announce that five and 10-acre plots
are now available for leasing at reduced cost forfarmers to grow crops for local consumption. This is the scene at the meeting held
at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. In both locations the residents were eager to know more and become involved. Mr. Key is
shown in the center of the head table.
By Samantha V. Evans
Hundreds of potential farmers and inter-
ested persons turned out at meetings in the
North and Central Abaco on February 12
and 13 to hear BAIC Executive Chairman
Edison Key lay out the plan to stimulate
agriculture. The meeting in Marsh Har-
bour was held at the Anglican Church Hall
in Marsh Harbour to speak with locals of
Central Abaco who are interested in tapping
into the farming industry. Both town meet-
ings were very well attended. The Anglican
Hall was filled. In fact, there was barely
standing room for those in attendance.
Now that Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of
BAIC, has committed himself to ensuring
that land is available and the leasing fee has
been reduced, the farmers have no excuse.
Under the administration of Mr. Key,
agriculture is becoming a viable industry
again. He encouraged every interested Ba-
hamian to apply because he has made it
much easier for them to enter the market
than his predecessors did.
Mr. Key stated that the Prime Minister
Please see BAIC Page 2
I Health staff attended I
Steve uoage, ti
the prestigious (
30. They are sho
Mr. Steve Dod
from Abaco of
13th Annual Ca
held on January
Abaco wins three
ender Knowles and Peggy Thompson were the proud Abaco winners of
Cacique awards announced at a ceremony held in Nassau on January
own here with Acting Abaco Tourism Manager Wynsome Ferguson.
nnifer Hudson A reception was held to recognize
ins to Ms. Glender these winners on February 10 at the of-
Peggy Thompson and fice of the Ministry of Tourism in Marsh
ge, this year's winners Harbour. The awardees spoke of their ex-
the prestigious Cacique citement at being pronounced winners in
n's highest honour. They their respective categories and expressed
with their trophies at the their appreciation to the persons who
icique Awards Ceremony
30 in Nassau. Please see Cacique Page 11
Speakers from Nassau addressed government health care workers at a Professional
Development Seminar held in Marsh Harbour on February 21. Shown here are Bishop
Clifford Henfield, Dr. Bernji Swarna, Dr. Shrin Swarna, Mrs. Kathy Key, Mr. Edison
Key, MP for South Abaco, Nurse Antoinette Cumberbatch, Chief Supt. Stephen Dean
and Chief Councillor Cubell Davis. See story on page 20.
IPolice marched to special service
The Royal Bahamas Police and other uniformed officers attended a special church ser-
vice on February 8 at Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town. In attendance was Acting
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Reginald Ferguson. This followed his three-day visit to
Abaco. See story on page 9.
The Carnival is coming
Friday March 13 thru Saturday April 4
25 Rides and Attractions
Venue to be announced
BAIC wants to stimulate agriculture
BAIC From Page 7
has given BAIC much land for agricultural
purposes. South of Spring City alone, he
stated, there are over 10,000 acres of land
under BAIC control. BAIC has been given
acreage in the North as well. Presently,
there are 640 acres available in the South
and 500 acres available in the North. The
lots can be leased in five or 10 acre plots.
Since he became the Executive Chair-
man of BAIC, the corporation now has a
presence all across The Bahamas to revital-
ize the agricultural industry. Once a per-
sons applies, he stated, he can receive his
lease in a day as opposed to 10 years when
he was involved in farming. He further
stated that there is no reason why Bahami-
ans can not produce 50 percent of the food
we presently import and consume. How-
ever, he encouraged interested farmers to
After the meeting in Marsh Harbour, Mr. K
to discuss the topic of farming and listened t
their problems. in the foreground is Mrs. Kat
diversify their products by producing cas-
sava, sweet yams, eddies, plantains, sweet
onions, avocados and the like. Other prod-
ucts that can be produced include eggs,
bush medicine, asparagus, palm and palm
products, Irish potatoes, corn (sweet and
dry), native tree crops and bush tea.
Land can now be leased for $25 per
acre per year for ten years and Mr. Key
has plans to further eliminate the red tape
so that persons can get busy farming right
away. BAIC has already designed the area
for roads allowing for wind breakers to
protect crops so that they can get of to a
good start. He told the crowd that it is be-
cause of his humble beginnings working
with Mr. Crockett that he has the expertise
he does today and was able to become a
successful farmer. Today is a good day for
The Bahamas to regain its self-sufficiency
so that we can leave a good sustainable fu-
ture for the upcoming
generation. Hence, it is
time for The Bahamas
to reduce the amount
of products being im-
Giving a history of
agriculture in The Ba-
hamas was John Hed-
den, who stated that
agriculture has always
been successful in the
with the growing and
importing of pineapples
and citrus. However,
this industry has taken
a plunge over the past
tey was available 30 years due to tourism
o individuals and becoming the focus of
thy Key. the country. When this
occurred, the Ministry of Agriculture was
given less funding and very few products
were exported. The result is that today The
Bahamas imports some $700 million worth
of food annually. Some of the main food
products imported annually include onions
with a value of $2.75 million, cabbage with
a value of $3/4 million and tomatoes with
a value of $2.5 million. To make matters
worse, Mr. Hedden said that all of these
products are grown successfully in The
What saturates the market presently,
he explained, is that all of the products
are being grown at the same time. Farm-
ers are being asked to vary the times they
grow crops so that there is always enough
to satisfy the demand. Much of the veg-
etable and meat products consumed can be
produced right here in The Bahamas, but
the market needs serious persons who will
make it happen.
Mr. Anthony Gibson, Abaco's Agri-
culture office, Mr. Gary Smith from Cus-
toms and Mr. Marcus Cunningham from
the Bahamas Development Bank spoke of
all of the allowances now in place to help
them get started. Some of these allowances
include free training on crop growing and
product marketing, duty free concessions
on vehicles to be used for farming, reduc-
tions in other areas and quick credit pro-
cessing once they qualify. Interested per-
sons were asked to contact the appropriate
Please see BAIC Page 77
Mr. Edison Key, second from left, is working to make farm land available and is encour-
aging Bahamians throughout the country to grow crops for local consumption to reduce
our need for importing so much of our food. Others speaking at the meeting in Marsh
Harbour were Anthony Gibson, Abaco's agricultural officer, Ejnar Cornish in charge of
the Abaco BAIC office, Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and John Hedden, a con-
sultant for BAIC.
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Fax: 242. 367.
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March 1, 2009
March 1, 2009 The Abaconian
S antastic Opportunity...
ABACO WINDING BAY #3585
PRICED BELOW INITIAL COST AND COMPARABLESI
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/y ew Prices New Listings
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425
SEA VIEWS MANGROLA 3 bedroom
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #385 1 MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655
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MARSH HARBOUR #4229 MARSH HARBOUR #3100
OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT ACREAGE perfect
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MARSH HARBOUR #4736
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MARSH HAIRBOUR #4688 TREASURE CAY #1660
SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location
Great Rental Opportunity. Two 3 bed Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
2 bath homes. Pool. Water views. $699,000. Adjacent 1.92 acre lot also available. $3,900,000,
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TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT THE COTTAGES Best
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yer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer Ronalda Higgins
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MARSH HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
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TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom, 3
Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to club
amenities. Good Rental History. $1,100,000.
$975,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4579 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 11 $88,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
:#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. NEW PRICE $303,000.
#4193ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 8 7 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 approximately 11,450 sq. ft $ 150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lor 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 North End LOTS 2 &4 NEW LISTING Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LT NEW LISTING- 14,295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOr 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4533 GUANA CAY NEW PRICE -Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView.$ 180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR .NEW PRICE .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
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#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot, $599,000. Bill Albury
#4203 TREASURE CAY SANDS BANKs Waterfront to hwy lots. $95,000 each. Stan Sawyer
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Albury's Ferry turns 50
By Jennifer Hudson
Albury's Ferry Service, whose motto is
"There and back again...," celebrated 50
years of reliable, on time service to the
Central Abaco community on February 18,
2009. Albury's Ferry Service was begun
in 1959 by Marcell Albury of Man-O-War
Cay. The Marsh Harbour airport was soon
to be opened and Mr. Albury saw the need
for a ferry service to transport people over
to the cays. Marcell Albury, the founder
of the ferry service, died a couple of years
ago so his son, Ralph, gave me the history
of Albury's Ferry's first 50 years.
Once Marcell had the idea to start a fer-
ry, he approached Mr. Attwood, an Amer-
ican living on Man-O-War Cay, who had
a 40-foot Maine-built lobster boat named
Junonia. about buying his boat. "I have a
good idea for starting a ferry but no boat,"
he told him so Mt.
Attwood agreed to let
him buy the boat "on
The Junonia, with
Marcell at the wheel
and his wife accompa-
nying him every day,
would leave Man-O-
War in the morning
and stop first at Hope
Town before going
across to Marsh Har-
bour. At that time there
was only one flight a
day from Nassau. So
after picking up pas-
sengers, the ferry
would return to Hope
Town, then back to The original Albu
Man-O-War Cay. Gro- boat that provide
ceries, cement, lumber and Marsh Harbo
and anything else which was needed were
also carried as there was no other way for
people to get their goods across. The fare
was the equivalent of $3.50 (sterling was
still the currency at that time).
Before long, Marcell's brother, Ritchie,
came home from Pine Ridge where he had
been working and decided he would get
into the ferry business. Marcell told him,
"You come in and drive the boat, and I'll
go to Edwin's Boat Yard and we'll build a
ferry boat," since the one they were using
was not a true ferry boat. The boat which
was built was named the Junonia II and
was similar to those used today only of
wood. The brothers soon had another built
so that they then had two alike. This next
one was called Junonia as the first Junonia
had by then been sold as a fishing boat.
The speed of these boats was approximate-
iry's Ferry boat was a 40-foot Maine lobster
ed service between Man-O-War, Hope Town
our. It began service on February 18, 1959.
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ly 10 m.p.h. which was
fast back then and it
took 35 minutes to get
from Marsh Harbour to
The decision was
made to build a small-
er, faster boat for char-
ter so a model was
made for a 28-footer
with frames out of
madeira from the for-
est of Marsh Harbour
and planked with ma- Marcell Albury,
hogany. The boat was would provide tr
28 feet long and 10 and to Marsh Harbo
a half feet wide which Harbour was jus
was considered wide Up to that time t
back then. This was the Ssoon after he si
first Donnie, the name in the business.
which has become so familiar to people
today. The story goes that the boat was
named Donnie for Keith Stratton's wife,
Darnelle, who lived in Hope Town and
rode the ferry every day to work. She jok-
ingly told the Albury brothers that they
should name it after her since she rode it
so much. So they did using her nickname.
This was followed by the Donnie I, II and
III which were all alike and all wood. They
were all faster than the Junonias, reaching
a speed of 18 m.p.h. The ferry service ran
for quite a while with these three boats, but
the upkeep was very costly and the main-
tenance was found to be "ridiculous" on
Marcell and Ritchie wanted faster boats,
so they had the boatyard build them a model
for a bigger Donnie. But then the boatyard
backed out and the two Albury brothers
traveled the whole East Coast from Maine
left, had the vision of a ferry service that
ansportation for residents of the cays to get
'ur for plane service. The airport at Marsh
*t opening with one flight daily from Nassau.
'he settlements were serviced by a sea plane.
tarted, his brother Ritchie, right, joined him
to Key West looking at boats of about 35
feet in size and similar to the Donnie in
shape but of fiberglass instead of wood for
easier maintenance. The Donnie IV, 34
feet in length and made in Key West, was
the first fiberglass ferry boat for Albury's
Ferry and was purchased in 1979. It is still
in use today and was joined by the Don-
nie V, VI and VII. The wooden boats were
gradually sold to be replaced with fiber-
glass. But as each was sold the number-
ing of the Donnies reverted to I again. The
Donnie II still remains at Man-O-War Cay,
is now named Sea Turtle and is owned
by second homeowners. The ferry own-
ers continued to buy their boats from Key
West but from different companies. The
Donnie X was the last boat bought by the
Marcell Albury family, the Donnie XI and
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Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
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Lot 100'x 150'
Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE
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March 1, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 5
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(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax
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 $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
"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
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 $1,999,000 + 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 rey CBS building,
each level I SOLD artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, livin .... g/kitchen. 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
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 E-mail: email@example.com
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Ferry service has always provided dependable, timely service
Ferry From Page 4
XII have been added since the takeover by
new owner, Scott Albury (no relation).
In 1985 the decision was made to sell
out and Ralph, Marcell's son, was asked if
he wanted to keep the ferry service. Ralph
had grown up with the ferry and so the de-
cision to keep it was really a 'no brainer'
for him. He managed it and started to buy
his father and uncle out. It took 10 years.
By the time he was 26 years old, Ralph
owned the ferry company. The Donnie VII
was new in 1985 and then Ralph added the
Donnie IIX, IX and X after he took over.
The largest of the boats are the Donnie IX
and X with a length of 51 feet. The wooden
Donnies carried 20 passengers and then the
first fiberglass Donnie was equipped for
35. Now the largest Donnie is licensed for
109 passengers. Based in Man-O-War Cay
for its first 36 years,
the operation moved
over to Marsh Harbour
in 1995 with the open-
ing of its office here.
Ralph began riding
the ferry with his dad
when he was two years
old and was able to
dock the ferry by him-
self at the age of five
years. At age 12 he
drove the boat for his
father to pilot the big
Owens Illinois sugar
cane boats in. As they After the first Ju
came in over North Bar War. But then A
Channel, Marcell Al- from a boatmake
bury would go aboard of the more rec
to bring them in and 100people. The
young Ralph would take excellent service
his dad up to the boat to climb the ladder.
As soon as he left school at the age of 15,
Ralph began working as a ferry captain for
the wage of $70 per week. Ralph always
enjoyed driving the ferry but had also done
some maintenance on the boats. After be-
coming owner of the ferry, he started going
more into the maintenance side of it and is
now assisted by his son, Lucas. Ralph ad-
mits that he is a hard taskmaster when it
comes to the maintenance of the ferries,
and he insists on everything being done to
a very high standard..
It was the decision of Ralph's father,
Marcell, to sell the ferry company. He
felt that it was placing too many demands
on Ralph's time, so he persuaded his son
to sell. On July 10, 2004, Albury's Ferry
Service passed to its new owner, Scott Al-
bury. Ralph came to Marsh Harbour with
all of the captains and, according to the
nonia, several ferries were made on Man-O-
4lbury 's Ferry Service began buying its boats
er in the Florida Cays. This Donnie VII is one
ent boats. The largest ones can carry about
boats are very well maintained and have an
lawyer's instructions, everyone was fired
and given severance pay. The next day
they were working for the new owners. At
first Marcell found it hard to accept and
was heard standing on the end of the dock
in Man-O-War Cay saying sadly, "Well, I
guess it's gone," but he was assured, "No.
it's still here, it's just someone else's re-
sponsibility." The only way the new own-
ers would agree to buy the ferry was if
Ralph would stay on for three years. "I am
still here five years later," he says. "I just
love to do it."
The ferry did not always dock where
we board it today. Originally, it came into
the main harbour at Marsh Harbour. Then
for 11 years it used the old ferry dock at
Crossing Beach. Later it operated for sev-
eral years out of Boat Harbour at the Abaco
Beach Resort. When it became clear that
they would have to move from Boat Har-
bour, the ferry owners were offered the
old ferry dock by the government, but they
did not want to return to that location. The
waves were too high there, and it was dan-
gerous. They wanted to build their own fa-
cility. Thus, the family leased lad from the
government and built the rock wall and the
buildings in the location they are today.
Albury's Ferry has always been there
to help persons in distress. For three years
before Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA)
was on Abaco and many time in conjunc-
tion with BASRA, the ferry would be
called out in emergencies and would tow
boats to safety or transport persons need-
ing medical attention to the mainland. The
company has continued to be available for
emergencies. They have, on several oc-
casions, been asked to transport corpses.
Ralph is the only one that does not mind
doing that task and on one occasion had
to transport a lady who had drowned, She
was laid in the boat as she was found, com-
plete with mask and snorkel.
The management of Albury's Ferry is
cognizant of its commitment to the commu-
nity and often goes out in very rough weath-
er after hurricanes to take BEC personnel
over to the cays to restore power as soon as
possible and has offered free rides to pas-
sengers on the day following a hurricane.
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Pelican Shores Marsh Harbour
Agent: June Russell-Albury
This vacant canal front lot has recently been cleared and landscaped
and is ready for development. The property includes 60ft of protected
dockage on a small canal. Lot size is approx 33,000 sq. ft.
Great Investment in Marsh Harbour
Agent: June Russell-Albury
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /1 bath- main
apartment 1000 sq.ft and two I bed/lbath 500 sq. ft. each.
Turtle Cove Development Abaco
Price: $59,500 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell-Albury
Spacious Homesites. Located 12 miles North of Marsh Harbour
and 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin with dock
for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!
Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters
Agent Patti Love
Overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this charming 3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
Vacant Land Available
* Ref# 4093 & Ref# 4168 Coconut Creek Lots 4 & 20 -
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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 3 bed, 4bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, I bath
guest house. Total 7,793 s/funder roofon 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $7,849,000.
"Argvll 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 tots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"FinalApproach" # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on largeproperty, I00' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/f furnished beach front 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.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift. plus sea views fdrom virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Fish Tales"# 808 Elegant3 bed,3 bathfurnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f underroofon 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"- Brigantlne Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
rumished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roor,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,495,000.
WindwardBeach-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,
Palm Bay Harbourfront Home#2# 1071 3 bed, 3,5 bath
new, 2,077 stf, 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 anal front home, furn ished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport& garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Sea Cliff" I 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/fparcel. 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/flot, closeto beach. Adjoining lot
of 14,000 s/f also available REDUCED TO $185,000,
Royal Poinciana Beachlfront 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.
Bahanu Beach Club 2046-# 1009 3 bed,3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000,
Bahama Beach Club 2020 -# 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083 -# 1079 -4 bed, 3 bath ground
level Phase 5 tastefully decorated& furnished condo. 1,645
s/f living space, screened lanai overlooking beach &pool.
OWNERFINANCINGAVAILABLEl NOW $1,029,000.
"Cottages" #8 -# 535 New3 bed, 2 bath unfurnished
(appliances only)2,900 s/f bi-level home under roof, 1,300 s/f
under air, community pool, sea views $899,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201-# 1175 2bed,2 bath. 1,000 s/f 2nd
level finished waterfront condo. Recently renovated, well
maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat slip/dock.
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REAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALS
Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Atlanfis 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
1150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/fpatios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685-# 958 -Attractive 885s/f2 bed. 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina & golfcourse, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhousc, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Villa 703 # 1209- 2 bed, 2 bath 885 sfffurnished villa
close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level. 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#454- 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000,
# 928-2 bed, 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 985 2 bed. 2 bath. 2 level harbour fiont end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
f 655-2 bed, 1 bath condowith marina view $249,000.
#455 1 bed: 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beaclifront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876- 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacularTreasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000,
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941-Windward Beach lot with
100' ofbeach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-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 BeachfrontParcel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/fparcel with 100' ofsandy beach. Splendid
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12.750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' orfrontage on Sea ofAbaco. All utilities available, great
Brigantine Bay # 1200-13,664 s/fcanalfront parcel with 106'
of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available. Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street, New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 HalFacre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall.All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174-2adjacentdeepwatercanal
parcels, each 11,200 s/Fwith 80' bulk head. Cleared,all
utilities available. Purchase both & SAVE! 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/fcanal parcel with
90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. Allutilities available.
Fantastic building lot, great water views. $299,950.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available, $289,000.
Bahamas Real Estate
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
1,880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4,918 s/fparcel. Well
maintained, great rental income potential. Includes private deep
water dock. $769,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2.400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage. Fantastic views. $656,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private& serene beach
parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco, Utilities available.
Spectacular sea views, $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath. 3 level
Furnished beachfront home on private 1,20 acre pareel.1,800
s/f under roof. plus 900 s/f decks/patios, 100' sandy & iron
rock shoreline. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home
on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built in
2000, Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall. 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/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 loL 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 602- 15,334 s/feanal comer lot w/97T seawall $299,500.
# 704- 10,400 s/lelevated canal lot w/104' frontage $239,500.
# 1080 -12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled cnal
frontage. Boatdavits installed $249,500.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000,
# 998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, nearbeach $ 96,500,
# 567 2.139 acres an 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,
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach" Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f)
& 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean
rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. EACH $299,000,
Boiling Hole Parcel# 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco, (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
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March 1, 2009
Foreign Language Cadets houred at reception
By Samantha V. Evans
A welcome reception was held for the
five new Foreign Language Cadets on
February 13th at the Tourism Training
Center. These fortunate young persons
are Stephanie Sweeting of Forest Heights
Academy, Shannen Paul of Abaco Central
High School, Joy Archer of St. Francis de
Sales, Shaquille Jones of Abaco Central
High School, and Chamon McIntosh of
Forest Heights Academy.
The Foreign Language Cadet Program
is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism
and designed to create excitement about
learning a foreign language. The long term
goal of the program is have a sustainable
number of young people who are profi-
cient in another language who will be able
to work within the tourism industry. The
program has three phases. Phase I is called
Language in Action where the cadets par-
ticipate in activities conducted in Spanish.
This takes place over an eight-week period.
Phase II, called the internship, is when ca-
dets make a contribution to the tourism in-
dustry by volunteering for 40 hours. Phase
II is when the cadets study abroad for a
one-month all expense paid trip to a Latin
American country or Quebec, Canada.
The coordinator of the program, Millie
Dawkins, stated how pleased they are with
the success of the program to date and con-
gratulated the new cadets for having an in-
terest in learning a foreign language. Each
of the cadets expressed his expectations
and pledged to make his parents, school
The speaker for the reception was Mrs.
Lenora Black, Abaco's District Education
Superintendent, who spoke on the topic A
Sense of Responsibility. She told the stu-
dents that responsibility is a big word and
they will be liable to give an account of
everything they do. Therefore, they must
exercise self-control. They will represent
their school, country and themselves in
each phase of this program so they must do
it well. She told the students that they have
been nicely packaged by God and just like
teabags, they all have different packaging
and flavors which make them unique. God
packaged them just right to accomplish all
of the wonderful things in life. They must
now take advantage of the important values
instilled in them by their parents to guide
them on the right course. The students
must assure that they find friends who are
packaged like they are. Mrs. Black told the
students that life will take them through
some challenging, situations but they must
remember to remain true to the packages
from whence they came. It is alright to be
different, she explained, but they must be
the best they can be without changing the
many gifts, talents, and abilities God has
given to them.
A reception followed the program.
Damianos Sotheby's International
Realty supports Abaco Rotary.
Five high school students were chosen by Tourism to be Spanish Language Cadets and
will go through a three-phase program to learn to be fluent in Spanish. They are Shannen
Paul and Shaquille Jones, both of Abaco Central High School, and Chamon Mclntosh
and Stephanie Sweeting, both of Forest Heights Academy. Not present was Joy Archer of
St. Francis de Sales School.
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Green House, Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom
I 1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq.
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Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
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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.
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an instant business.
Damianos Sotheby's International Realty
joined other local businesses in support of
the Rotary Club of Abaco's Fire Hydrant
Project. This project was started over two
years ago by Rotary with the objective to
install much needed fire hydrants through-
out Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and
Murphy Town. With the terrible fires in
the Mud that destroyed over 50 homes and
more recently Sapodilly's Restaurant and
Maxwell's Supemarket, this request from
the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Depart-
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Working from the Marsh Harbour office,
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Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
home with sunken living room,
TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000 sq.
ft. of land. $265,000
Royal Harbour Village three unit townhouse #502
near John Bull in Marsh Harbour,
each unit is 1500 sq ft and
W fully furnished. Located behind
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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 3 two bedroom one
bath all with beautiful ocean
view from upstairs balcony.
Bill Albury, as Grants Chairman of the Ro-
tary Club of Abaco, has worked tirelessly
to raise over B$40,000 within the commu-
nity. The local fund raising campaign has
been successful and now the Rotary Club is
making an application for a grant through
Rotary Partner Clubs in Florida and Rotary
International, whereby the locally raised
funds would be matched and re-matched to
the tune of nearly B$150,000. This grant,
if successful, will not only install over
50 fire hydrants but will also buy a much
needed tanker truck and fire fighting gear
for the Fire Department.
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Lot C 8,800 sf $35,200 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $48,040 gross
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Lot F 11,741 sf $46,964 gross
Lot G 10,868 sf $43,472 gross
Lot H 12,514 sf $50,056 gross
Lot I 10,474 sf $41,896 gross
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Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
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Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
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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
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9
Sky Bahamas begins flights to Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
With a shinny plane and trendy steward-
esses, Sky Bahamas is the new comer at
the Marsh Harbour airport. The company
heralded the inauguration of its new route
between Nassau and Abaco in style. The
inaugural flight came from Nassau with
six passengers A launching reception was
held a the Faith Convention Center to pro-
mote the new company with local people.
The first part of the ceremony took place
at the airport where the Nassau delegation
was welcomed by a Junkanoo performance
by Central Abaco Primary School. The ex-
ecutives were met by local officials. Sky
Bahamas' CEO, Capt. Randy Butler intro-
duced his company followed by the official
ribbon cutting by his wife.
The reception at Faith Convention Cen-
ter was attended by many government em-
ployees, Tourism staff and the business
community. Capt. Butler gave a short his-
tory of the company which was founded in
1995 by Mr Una Rolle and his wife to serve
the Exuma Cays. The service was extended
to Freeport and Bimini and now to Marsh
Harbour. He expressed his confidence in
the success of the endeavor stating that
a recession is a great time to start a new
business. He stressed that the passengers'
safety was forefront to everything and in-
vited people to report on their experience
Sky Bahamas is beginning service between Nassau and Abaco. During a ceremony at the
Marsh Harbour airport on February 19, Mrs. Randy Butler cut the ribbon and officially
began the service. Her husband, Randy Butler, left, is CEO president. Looking on are
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Refreshments followed while a brief
video presentation played that featured the
company and the services it offered. Many
door prizes were awarded by ticket draw-
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Abaco Police attend annual
church service and parade
On February 8 the Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force held its annual Church Service
and Parade. Acting Commissioner of Po-
lice Reginald Ferguson, along with Asst.
Commissioner of Police Hulan Hanna and
a full brigade of smartly dressed officers
participated in the parade. The parade route
began at St. Andrews Methodist Church in
Dundas Town and marched to Zion Baptist
Cathedral in Murphy Town where a church
service was held for all Law Enforcement
Agencies, including Customs, Immigra-
tion, and Road Traffic Departments.
The church service was presided over
by Sr. Pastor of the host church, Rev.
Christopher Dean. Participating in the ser-
vice were Pastor Dereck Benjamin, Pastor
of New Vision Ministries; Rev. A.B. Lew-
is, Vice President of the Abaco Christian
Council; Mr. Hubert Ferguson, Supt. of
Immigration, Abaco District, several min-
isters and other special guests.
Rev. Edward LaRoda, Pastor of Unity
Baptist Church, and President of the Ab-
aco Christian Council, delivered the ser-
mon. He reminded the congregation that
the police are our friends and we should
treat them with respect. He stressed, "A
man will reap what he sows," emphasiz-
ing that how ever you treat officers reflects
back on you.
Following the sermon, members of the
Abaco Police Officers Choir gave a pow-
erful rendition of the song Shelter in the
Storm followed by a melody of gospel fa-
vorites with a Junkanoo rhythm
Administrator Cephas Cooper brought
remarks. Mr. Edison Key, Member of Par-
liament for South Abaco, spoke on behalf
of the Government of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.
The service concluded with a solemn
memorial for the officers who lost their
lives in the previous year. The names were
read of four regular Police Officers, three
Police Reservists and two Customs Offi-
cers who died in 2008. There was a two
minute moment of silence for the deceased
Officers, followed by the playing of The
Last Post & Reveille by The Royal Baha-
mas Police Force Band. After the bene-
diction, the Officers marched back to St.
Andrew's Methodist Church.
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian
Education held General
By Samantha V. Evans
February is being observed as Parents
Month. On February 15th at the Church
of God in Dundas Town the Ministry of
Education held its first Parents General
Knowledge Competition under the theme:
Discover the Treasurers of Parental In-
volvement. District Superintendent, Mrs.
Lenora Black, stated that she is so pleased
with the response of parents and was hap-
py that some of the students came out to
support the parents as they compete. She
stated that statistics have proven that when
parents are involved in the education of
their children that they perform better in
school. She told parents that they should
become more involved because they will
set a good example for their children, it
will encourage other parents to get involved
in school activities, they will building last-
ing relationships with other parents and the
school that can last a life time, teachers and
administrators can work closer together to
help the students succeed, all parties con-
cerned can take responsibility for the edu-
cational system which will result in schools
thriving, communities becoming closer
and better, and the national image of the
district will improve.
Administrator Cephas Cooper stated
that he could not miss this opportunity to
fellowship in such a way with the teach-
ers and parents in this wonderful effort.
He sees this as one way to bring the island
together as persons from the North, South,
and Central will compete in a harmonious
way giving them a taste of what their chil-
dren go through on a daily basis while in
The competition took the form of Jeop-
ardy and consisted of the following catego-
ries: Bahamian History, Religious Knowl-
edge, Abaco History, Social Studies and
Civics, and Bahamian Culture. The com-
petitors had two rounds of competition.
During the first round, each competitor
had to answer individual questions without
the help of their teammates. Each correct
answer was worth 100 points. In round
two, the group could huddle and answer
the questions which were worth 300 points
At the end of the competition, the scores
were as follows: Central Abaco 4, 400
points, North Abaco 4,100 points and
South Abaco 4, 000 points. This event
was very competitive and all teams did a
fantastic job. Each participant received a
certificate of participation for volunteering
to take part in this event. The participants
were Ayvreal Russell from Sandy Point,
Dennis Lightbourne of Cherokee Sound,
and Michelle Lowe principal of Cherokee
Sound; all from South Abaco; Nicole Rolle
of Fox Town, Selva Sawyer of S.C. Boo-
tle, Archie McDonald from S.C. Bootle,
and Cindy Newell from Amy Roberts; all
from the North Abaco; and Bonnie Hall
from Cyber Learning Center, Courtney
Chandler from Smith Memorial, Phillip
Strachan from Central Abaco Primary,
and Talana Newbold
from St. Francis de
Sales, all from Cen-
en students of Forest Heights Academy
on February 10th and ended on February
20th. The students could be seen at gov-
ernment and private businesses as they
got firsthand experience in their field of
interest. Organizers of the event, Vidalia
Knowles and Leslie Kennedy, have been
in charge of the program for several years.
Mrs. Knowles stated that usually the work
experience program is extended to 10th and
llth graders, but this year they focused
only on grade 10 students. In preparation
for the two weeks of field experience, the
students have to fill out an application and
submit their resume which they are graded
on. The two subjects that they benefit from
while taking part in this activity are Office
Procedures and English Language. For the
office procedures class they have to com-
plete a questionnaire at the end of the field
experience, and they keep a journal for the
English class. Additionally, they have to
write a formal report of their experience
which they submit to their teacher and a
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Parents from North, Central and South Abaco participated in a competition to test their By Samantha V.
general knowledge. The team from Central Abaco came through with the highest score Evans
followed by North Abaco and South Abaco. The competition was designed to increase the Work experience
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St. Francis de Sales School held an in-house sports competition.
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Cacique winners are honored at reception
Cacique From Page 1
nominated them and to the community for
Glender Knowles, owner/operator
of the Great Abaco Express, won in the
Transportation category and stated that for
her winning the award solidified the pur-
pose of the journey she had been on. Ms.
Knowles conducts tours to many beauti-
ful and interesting sites such as the blue
holes, caves and wild horses, imparting
historical knowledge to those on her tours.
She spends a considerable amount of time
working with schools, trying to make the
young people more knowledgeable and en-
couraging them to become ambassadors.
When asked how she got into the trans-
portation industry she replied, "I was born
into it with the mail boat industry. My fa-
ther, Capt. Garnet Archer, gave 40 years
of service to the community, and the Great
Abaco Express came into being five years
ago as a result."
Peggy Thompson won the Minister's
Award for Hospitality and said that when
she married her husband and came to Ab-
aco from the United States, she always felt
welcome here so she has always tried to
be friendly. Mrs. Thompson, along with
her husband, Chris, began and continue to
manage Hope Town Hideaways, a home
rental agency that offers 80 homes for rent.
She was nominated for the award by her
staff. She is known for always giving su-
perb service to her clients, affording them
special attention even to the point of loan-
ing out her kitchen appliances and her hus-
band's clothes. She advises people in the
hospitality industry "to be more flexible to
deal with today's economic market."
Professor Steve Dodge described his win
in the Creative Arts category as "an excit-
ing and wonderful experience." Having first
come to The Bahamas as a tourist in 1973,
bringing several of his university students
with him, Mr. Dodge immediately fell in
love with Abaco and built a home here in
1978. He became very interested in Abaco's
history and wrote Abaco, The History of an
Out Island and Its Cays. In 1989 Mr. Dodge
began compiling The Cruising Guide to Ab-
aco, pioneering the use of GPS to formulate
his charts. "Between 7,000 and 8,000 cop-
ies are now printed per year. At one time
the number was higher but the size and cost
have now increased. Most who come to
Abaco purchase the book as well as people
renting boats here, It is the most used guide
to Abaco," explained Mr. Dodge, who said
how much he enjoys doing it.
The reception was attended by family
and friends of the awardees and also Mr.
Cephas Cooper, Senior Island Administra-
tor, Mr. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Council-
lor for Hope Town and Abaco's Chief of
Police, Supt. Norville-Smith. Following
the formalities, recipients and guests en-
joyed a time of refreshment and an oppor-
tunity to socialize.
This year, in addition to the three win-
ners, the other finalists were Capt. Lew-
is Key, owner and operator of Zig Zag
Airways in the Transportation category,
and Kimberly Roberts, owner of Bahama
Dawn Designs for Handicrafts. They also
attended the awards ceremony in Nassau at
which the winners were announced.
"Since the Cacique Awards first began in
1996, 15 persons from Abaco have received
the award but a lot of Abaconians are not
yet aware of the Cacique awards," stated
Michelle Mikula of the Abaco Ministry of
Tourism, who wishes to encourage persons
from the community to nominate individu-
als worthy of this award. Any member of
the public may submit a nomination. To be
eligible for an award, nominees must be
permanent residents of The Bahamas whose
product or service has a positive impact on
the quality development of Bahamian tour-
ism. Nominations for awards in the Hotel
Sector must come from members of The
Bahamas Hotel Association.
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Administrator Cephas Cooper stated
that he can recall when he was growing up
in Cooper's Town that every home had a
farm but now that has changed. He believes
that it is time to get back to those days of
self-sufficiency. He pledged his full sup-
port of these efforts and commended M.P.
Edison Key for his vision to revitalize a
Finally, General Manager of BAIC, Mr.
Ben Rahming, stated that they are looking
to form a Farmer's Association in Marsh
Harbour that farmers can find very ben-
eficial as they can provide legal work and
provide assistance to help them get started.
BAIC will provide the Association with a
grant to begin. Following all of the pre-
sentations, interested farmers posed their
questions to the appropriate officials.
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North Abaco NewsI
By Vernique Russell
People to People Reception
The Ministry of Tourism will host its an-
nual people to people reception on Febru-
ary 25th at the Tipsy Seagull Bar from 6-8
p.m. The reception is used by the Ministry
to help visitors mix and mingle while get-
ting a taste of the Bahamas. A special in-
vitation is extended to all winter residents
to join in the festivities. There will be lots
of food, Junkanoo music and a full taste of
The Cay Events committee will host an
evening of Jazz Music with the jazz pianist
Jeff Steinberg to be held at the Treasure
Cay Community Center on March 14. The
public is invited for a fun-filled night of
smooth, classical music. Tickets can be
purchased at the Rosemary Roberts Li-
brary or from members of the Cay Events
Annual Yard Sale
The Annual Yard Sale in Treasure Cay
that has been held for the past ten or more
years will be held on March 14th at the
parking lot at the Coco Beach Bar open-
ing at 9 a.m. Interested person who wish
to sell goods can do so by contacting the
Treasure Cay library for more informa-
tion. A variety of items will be on sale and
bargains are guaranteed. Over the years the
yard sale has become very popular and has
been a fruitful venture for both merchants
The Treasure Cay Art League
The Treasure Cay Art League is a
group of 20 painters who meet every
Tuesday morning to paint. The group was
formed about four years ago. Every year
the group holds an annual art show at the
Treasure Cay Community Center to raise
funds to buy supplies that are donated
to local primary schools. This year the
group will host its show on March 13th
and 14th. For further information or to
contribute to the league's efforts contact
The Treasure Cay Yearbook
The inaugural copy of the Treasure Cay
First Yearbook is now available through-
out the community of Treasure Cay. The
book is a beautifully complied source of
information and advertisements. The book
also acts as a complete visitors guide with
information pertaining to transportation,
tide schedule, restaurant information and
local attractions. The book highlights many
community builders and features those
who have already passed away. The year-
book has a directory with property owners
in Treasure Cay and a full North Abaco
phone directory. The book is an excellent
source of information.
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Primary Art Show
The students of Treasure Cay Primary
school will showcase their artistic abilities
on March 5th at the Community Center in
Treasure Cay. Their work will be available
for sale. An appeal is made to the public
to view the work and to contribute to the
show. The students have been working
hard to deliver their best for display. The
show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
S.C. Bootle High School
Sherlin Bootle High School will host an
Open House on March 6th. Student work
will be displayed and a student workshop
will display the accomplishments of the
students. The Open House will be a time
to meet the staff and get to know the teach-
ers. Interested persons are invited to see
the great things that are happening at the
school. Principal Huel Moss is excited and
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At the Sherlin Bootle High clubs have been reactivated to provide extra curricular ac-
tivities. In an effort to ensure that students are prepared as much as possible for school
exams and national exams, many teachers volunteer their time in the afternoon to give
extra classes. In addition to the subject classes, several clubs meet in the afternoons.
Defense Force Rangers, Discovery Environmental Club, Anchor Club, Drama Club and
many sporting activities. The teachers are helping the students successfully complete
their course work for examinations. The students and parents are very appreciative to the
teachers for their time and contribution to their success.
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is looking forward to have the public join
Spellers did well
Sherlin Bootle High School competed in
the Abaco spelling competition to name the
team of spellers to represented the North-
ern District at the National Spelling Com-
petition. Three of the top four students
were Dolphins. Jasmine Taylor emerged as
winner with her teammates Clydesha Cor-
nish finishing in second place and
Precious Rolle was able to capture
fourth place. For the first time in the
history of the competition here on
Abaco, one school captivated three
of the top four positions. Coach
Mrs.. Kawalram and her team are
commended on a job well done. We
congratulate the spellers on their
Computer is donated The
In December Commonwealth sch
Bank donated laptop computers tur
and LCD projectors to all the gov-
ernment schools on Abaco. Bank
Manager, Ms. Jacqueline Estevez,
made the presentation to Mr. Huel
Moss, Principal of S.C. Bootle High
School. The school is very apprecia-
tive of it as it will help to complete
the media center. On behalf of the
staff and students of S.C. Bootle
High, Mr. Moss expressed thanks
and gratitude to Mrs. Estevez for the
bank's investment in the education
of our young people.
Recent Events at
With graduation drawing near, a special
meeting was held at the school for parents
and students of Grade 12 to bring parents
up to date on matters that concern the grad-
uation class. Topics such as graduation
status, GPA, BGCSE coursework, end of
year examinations and other matters relat-
ing to their successful completion of high
school were discussed. The meeting was
The Agriculture Department at S.C.
Bootle High School is continuing to grow.
Recently the department took a delivery of
four pigs and 150 chickens. The special
delivery brought smiles to the head of de-
partment and the students who are looking
forward to working with the animals and
nurturing them into maturity. The Depart-
ment boasts a greenhouse where vegetables
are grown. The department sells its veg-
etable once they are ready. The school has
raised pigs in the past. The agriculture de-
partment is becoming very popular among
the students who are excited to learn and
work practically in that field.
Sherlin Bootle High School hosted its
annual in-house sports day on February 4th
through 6th. The school body is divided
into four groups; Lions, Cougars, Panthers
and Tigers. Students competed for three
Agricultural department of S.C. BootleHigh
ool recently received 150 chicks. The agricul-
e classes are growing in popularity.
The agriculural department now has four pigs
the they are raising along with vegetables.
days in track and fields events. However,
the day of excitement was on February 6th
when the entire student body was able to
enjoy the events. The competition started
with a house parade and march-pass when
the houses tried to out-shout each other and
display the most attractive banner. A spe-
cial ceremony was held on the inside of the
recently laid-out track on the softball field.
After an enthusiastic performance by the
S.C. Bootle Step Dancers, the event was
officially declared open by School's Prin-
cipal, Mr. Huel Moss.
All of the events were very keenly con-
tested. After the dust settled, Tigers House
dethroned the reigning champions Lions
House for the 2009 Championship. The of-
ficial results were was follows: first was
Tigers, 944 points; second was Panthers,
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THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ABACO
CONGRATULATES ITS 2009 FOREIGN LANGUAGE CADETS
The Ministry of Tourism Abaco welcomes the five successful entrants to its 2009 Foreign Language Cadet Programme.
These students gained entry to the Foreign Language Cadet Programme by their performance on the qualifying examination,
which took place on November 15, 2008.
This Summer, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism will sponsor a total of twenty four (24) students from Abaco, New Providence
and Grand Bahama to an all expense paid month of immersion in Latin America and Quebec, Canada.
The five Abaco Foreign Language Cadets will spend their month of immersion in Costa Rica and Mexico.
Chamon Christopher Mcintosh
Forest Heights Academy
Teacher: Mrs. Patricia Bethel
Joy Clerrea Archer Abaco Central High School
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School Teacher: Mrs. Eva Adderley
Teacher: Mrs. Jessica Hidalgo-Brown
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866 points; Lions was third with 710 points
and forth was Cougars with 678 points The
Charles Colebrook floating trophy will
reside in the Tigers camp for this school
year. The school will now continue to train
for the inter-schools sports day and hopes
to once again win the trophy and bring it
back to the north.
Treasure Cay Wins
The under 12 boys of the Treasure Cay
Sporting Club traveled to Grand Bahama
to participate in HOYTES. (Helping Our
Youth Through Education and Sports).
Last year the boys finished as first run-
ner up, so this year they returned to Grand
Bahama with blood in their eyes seeking
vengeance. Teams from all over The Ba-
hamas traveled to Grand Bahama for the
primary divisions championship which
was held on the February 6th and 7th. Af-
ter two days of steals, assists and dribbling
up and down the court, the boys emerged
as the winners. The community of North
Abaco especially Treasure Cay congratu-
lates Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team
for a job well done.
Abaco Fire and Rescue demonstrated fire fighting
Cities of Refuge Ministries is now tem-
porarily located at the Treasure Cay Pri-
mary School. Services are held weekly on
Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting
and Bible study are held at another venue.
For further information contact 466-0465.
The church family of End Time Har-
vest hosted a week of revival services dur-
ing the week of February 9th through the
13th at their church. The revival featured
speakers from within that congregation
including Min. Greta McKenzie, Sister
Ella Russell, Pastor Brad Bain, Mother
Doreen Mills and Bishop Tyrone Mills.
All of the speakers delivered sermons that
uplifted and challenged the hearts of the
This was the first revival at the church
for the year and it has set the stakes high
for those to follow. The power of God has
once again proven powerful despite the
times we are living in.
The church family of the National
Church of God located in Fire Road under
the leadership of Pastor Jollian McIntosh
also hosted a week of revival services at
their church. The revival was an in-house
one featuring the host pastor who delivered
heart changing and heart searching mes-
sages. The revival was an uplifting experi-
ence to all who attended.
Church of God Men's Conference
The Church of God Cathedral in Coo-
per's Town hosted its annual Men's Con-
ference on February 11th to Sunday 15th.
The conference was held at the sea side.
Guest speakers for this year included Pas-
tor Alex Archer of the Church of the Latter
Rain in Marsh Harbour and Pastor Cardi-
nal McIntosh of Freeport Grand, Bahama.
Men from various communities gathered
to celebrate with the men of the Church
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and its affiliate will host an out-
reach service on the Don Corbett Court in
Treasure Cay on March 8th at 7 p.m. These
are held the first Sunday of each month
with the location and speakers varying.
The service is a continuation of a ministry
that was started after the death of Wensil
LaRoda and is headed by his father. The
goal of the ministry is to take the message
of Salvation beyond the churches to reach
the lost and hurting in our community.
Valentines in North Abaco
Love filled the air on February 14th
as lovers and friends celebrated the Val-
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Mr. Colin Albury, Fire Chief of Abaco Crash, Fire and Rescue, and his team staged a
fire demonstration at S.C. Bootle High School on February 19th. The volunteer team
included Mr. Rudolph Kawalram and Ms. Simone Baptiste, both teachers at S.C. Bootle.
Students were educated in what to do in case of an emergency and were given important
tips. Students and teachers were given opportunities to work the hose themselves. They
heard of the importance of afire department and how to access it.
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Norr_____og__e godly principles, advice and teaching to all
entines Day. It is a time when Bahami- she meet not just in words but through the
ans like people all over the world express life she lived. Aunt Tima was laid to rest
their love for their other half. Throughout on February 1st. The service was held at
North Abaco many restaurants, churches the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's
and other groups help couples to celebrate Town and interment was in the South Side
Valentine's Day in grand style. The fam- Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
ily of New Hope Baptist church hosted a Katty's Hair Service
beautiful Valentine banquet that gave the The new hair service provider in our
members along with guests the chance to community is Katty Paul, who specializes
dine in style in an enchanted setting. There in braids and twisting, natural hair style
were others who dined at restaurants such and growth, shingles, weaving and bond-
as Richie's in Cooper's Town, the Touch ing. She also braids men's hair and can
of Class and Spinnaker Restaurant in Trea- give her customers any design they desire.
sure Cay. All gave their guests the royal She is available by appointments and will
treatment to make their Valentine's Day go to the customer to provide her services.
a little more special. The day was a very Her rates are affordable and customers
special one for lovers in the north and the will not be disappointed. If you need a new
signs were apparent that love was still in look, you need to call Katty and make an
the air. appointment today. She can be reached at
Community builder passes 475-9900 or 375-3595.
Within sevenweeks after the death ofher South Side Fish Fry
husband, the late Alexander Rolle Sr., Mrs. It's new and it's lively and fun filled!
Isabella Tima Rolle passed away, leaving Introducing the Fish Fry on the South Side!
the hearts of the community of Cooper's Every Saturday night fish fries are held on
Town in mourning. Aunt Tima, as she was the South Side in Cooper's Town. The
affectionately called, was known in the fry begins weekly 7 p.m. Attendants can
community for her all the time and service feast on scrumptious fried fish and pan-
she rendered keeping families together and cakes along with other delights. There is
steering everyone in the right pathway. live music and entertainment. The public
She encouraged everyone to serve God and is invited to come and join in the festivities
to live a life pleasing to Him. While she for a great time of socializing and whole-
was employed at the Sherlin Bootle High some fun.
School, she helped many to feel welcome
and encouraged them to stay out of trouble.
She mothered many children besides the 15
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St. Francis Sports Day
By Samantha V. Evans
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School held
its annual sports day on February 13 for
the primary school and February 14 for the
high school. On the primary day there were
82 events. At the end of the day the points
standing were as follows: 1st place St. Paul
house with 503 points, 2nd place St. Pat-
rick house with: 459 points, and in 3rdplace
- St. Peter house with 442 points. The cham-
pion girl and boy for the primary school
were Robyn Miller and Creswell Archer.
Each accumulated a total of 38 points.
The high school sports had 59 events.
At the end of the second day the points
standing were as follows: 1st place St.
Peter house with 323points, 2nd place St.
Paul house with 322 points and 3rd place
- St. Patrick house with 316 points. The
champion boy and girl for the high school
were Kevanna McIntosh and Samantino
Bailliou. Kevanna accumulated a total of
49 points and Samantino, 46 points. The
overall points for both days were 1st place
- St. Paul house with 825 points, in 2nd
place was St. Patrick house with 775 points
and in 3rd place was St. Peter with 765
points. The competition was very stiff and
all of the students came out pumped up and
ready to represent their houses well. The
physical education teacher at the school is
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March 7 Heritage Day in Hope Town
March 7 Reef Ball in Marsh Harbour
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Labour held a Occupational Health and Safety Seminar
By Samantha V. Evans hazards and irregularities have been identi-
The Abaco Department of Labour held fled, they must be corrected immediately.
its first seminar at St. John's Anglican Par- He told the participants that the seminar
ish Hall in Marsh Harbour on occupational would teach them ways to keep themselves
health and safety on February 12th under safe as employees.
the theme Putting Safety First. During the The Director of Labour, Mr. Harcourt
opening ceremony Mrs. Veronica Nairn, Brown, stated that he is committed to pro-
Abaco's Labour offi-
cer, stated that the pur-
pose of this seminar is
prevention. The focus
was on Biological Safe- I -F .
ty, Laboratory Safety, -
Radiation Safety and
Occupational Safety. /
phas Cooper stated that
he was pleased that the
Labour Department had
chosen to have such a
seminar for the Abaco
as providing safe and
healthy work environ-
ments for employees
is gravely important. It
is one of the responsi-
bilities of employers to Mrs. Vernonica Nairn, Abaco's Labour officer, organized a
enforce best practices occupational health and safety seminar for the business comrn-
to protect workers in munity. It was held on February 12 at the Anglican Hall in
the workplace. He ex- Marsh Harbour. She is shown here with two of the presenter,
planned that when staff Mr. Leslie Curtis with the Department of Labour, and Mr.
members are healthy, Gordon Musgrove, Abaco's Manager of the National Insur-
they perform better and ance Board. She was pleased with the response of the Abaco
are happy people. Once community.
moting Occupational Safety in the Baha-
mas. Safety is being protected from harm
that can affect a person's ability to perform.
It can be protection from an event or expo-
sure to something that can cause health or
economic loss or protection from people
or possessions. He is thankful that Mrs.
Nairn planned this seminar for Abaco. He
explained that approximately 5,000 occu-
pational injuries and diseases take place ev-
ery day and many of them can be avoided.
Once steps are taken to promote workplace
safety, he stated that this alone can reduce
absenteeism and workplace turn around,
and increase effectiveness and efficiency.
After his opening remarks, Mr. Brown de-
clared the seminar open.
The first presenter, Larry Lieman, a
former U.S. policeman and occupational
safety expert, spoke on construction safety
as he educated employees on how to pre-
vent electrical citations, falls, burns and
other accidents. Other presenters through-
out the day included George Martin of
BEC on the prevention of electrical fires;
Althea Albury, Deputy Director with the
Department of Labour on the Safety and
Health Act; Erica Rolle from Doctors Hos-
pital on Ergonomics; Sgt. Edric Poitier of
the Royal Bahamas Police on Employee
Theft Prevention; and Gordon Musgrove,
Senior Assistant Manager on Abaco of the
National Insurance Board on Industrial
Injury and Benefits. The information the
participants received included construction
hazards and prevention, heat stress and
prevention, and fall protection tips.
After an intense day of presentations
Leslie Curry, Chief Labour Officer for
Exuma, stated that the participants were
so lively and receptive that he felt right at
home. He suggested that this seminar be
held regularly to keep the business com-
munity current on safety issues. All of the
54 participants and six presenters received
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This year's first Redbone Celebrity Tournament
By Mirella Santillo
The participants in this year's first tour-
nament of the annual Redbone Celebrity
Tournament Series arrived at Abaco Beach
Resort on February 6th and were welcomed
with a cocktail party and a briefing dinner
moderated by angler and organizer, Mr.
Gary Ellis from Florida. This event was a
fund raiser to help researchers in finding a
cure for cystic fibrosis. The dinner was at-
tended by nine guides from different areas
of Abaco who were to take the anglers to
the flats the following two days.
Outfitted in green shirts and hats that
were part of their welcome package, the
anglers who composed the nine teams -
two fishermen and a guide in each boat -
left early on that Saturday morning. The
teams fished various areas of Abaco, San-
dy Point, Treasure Cay, Cherokee Sound
and the marls on the south side.
Unfortunately, the cold and windy
weather was reflected in the results that
were posted on the fishermen's return that
afternoon: only 26 fish were caught, most
of them in the flats off Bustic Bight ac-
cording to guide Buddy Pinder. Still, the
visitors and their guides, accompanied by
their wives or family members enjoyed the
festive atmosphere at dinner time, hoping
for better weather the next day. A silent
auction was in progress with many fishing
related items on display.
On Sunday there was a distinct improve-
ment in the weather and again the fisher-
men left early, each team with a different
guide. The mood was definitely upbeat
when the fishermen returned. Eighty-eight
fish had been caught that day, the largest
28 inches long.
The tournament results were announced
and awards were presented to the win-
ners. The tournament's grand champion
was William Mahaffey and his teammate,
runner-up Jason Sherwood. Gary Hall and
Dale Lacount won the most fish on bait;
Jamie Wilkinson, Director of ESPN2 Salt-
water Series, caught the most fish on arti-
ficial lure; to the big fish trophy team, a
$900 cash prize that was divided between
Bob Simpson and his guide, Danny Saw-
yer. The fishing guide award with a total of
36 fish on fly went to Justin Sands.
The Redbone Celebrity Tournament was
founded in 1988 by Gary Ellis and his wife
Susan with the mission "to catch a cure for
cystic fibrosis," a disease that affects their
daughter. The proceeds of this event will
go towards cystic fibrosis research. The
event sometimes supports local charities
and Every Child Counts School was the re-
cipient of part of the proceeds last year.
The event was co-sponsored by the Min-
istry of Tourism and is part of the Redbone
Celebrity Series. The next Redbone tour-
nament on Abaco, the Baker's Bay Marsh
Harbour Bonefish Classic, will take place
April 4th to 6th with live coverage by the
ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series.
Nine teams entered this first competition of 2009 of the Redbone Celebrity Tournament.
Each team was composed of two fishermen with a local guide. They fished in several
locations for two days, switching guildes and location each day. The tournament is a fund
raiser for research of cystic fibrosis.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 19
Page 20 Section B The Abaconian
Medical Staff heard motivational speakers
By Mirella Santillo
In an effort to foster good ethics and
professional behavior in the work place,
the District Nursing Supervisor, Ms. An-
toinette Cumberbatch, organized a work-
shop for the medical staff and other pro-
fessionals in the medical field. The event
took place on February 21st at the Social
Services office in Marsh Harbour.
The support of local officials was re-
quested. Mr. Edison Key, MP for South
Abaco, and Chief Councillor Cubell Davis
Jr, offered brief remarks on the purpose of
The keynote speaker was Chief Super-
intendent Stephen Dean, who came from
Nassau to address the audience of medical
staff with a motivating presentation on eth-
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The Professional Development Seminar held for the medical staff of Marsh Harbour and
Sandy Point government clinics featured speakers from Nassau. Shown here is Chief
Supt. Stephen Dean addressing the group. Silbert Mills is seen filming the talk.
IrLenJs of tie nvIponmentIs
ics and professionalism.
"We tend to take advantage of govern-
ment jobs," he started. "But nowadays we
need value for money. The ethical prin-
ciples for a public servant are to be im-
partial, neutral, honest, to respect human
rights, to uphold transparency in dealings,
to maintain confidentiality, to be acces-
sible, efficient and responsible."
A powerful speaker who made his point
with a strong voice and using examples to
reinforce his statements, Chief Superinten-
dent Stephen Dean held his audience cap-
tive. A point he stressed several times was
that a change of attitude was needed. "Let's
change the way we are doing business,"
he insisted. "Personal appearance and pre-
sentation are important. You are the prime
example. Start taking care of yourself be-
fore you can take care of other people. Get
up early and move around to improve your
capacity of thinking with exercise and be
careful about what you eat. Don't come to
work as if you just woke up."
The advice he gave not only addressed
the attitude on the job but behavior out-
side the work place. He advocated practic-
ing community spirit by volunteering and
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being involved, maintain a behavior that
would command respect at all times.
Professional knowledge was another
point he stressed. "Make a point to in-
crease your professional development each
day. Research what you are not familiar
with; knowledge will make you more con-
fident. As employees dealing with people
in need, he advised them to be available
for their patients. Give out business cards,
have a computer and email, stay in touch.
We all can make things better. Change
the atmosphere of the office you work in.
Bring flowers, balloons, make the place
happier. Be consistent in your work and
more than anything show compassion and
genuine concern for others."
Change of attitude was not the only
problem addressed that day. In the after-
noon session Nurse Kizzi Thompson from
Cooper's Town talked about a change in
behavior that would help control diet-re-
lated non-contagious chronic diseases.
Her topic was Social Marketing as a
mean to address a specific behavior and
make it attractive for persons to change.
Nurse Thompson was concerned with the
rise in non-contagious chronic diseases
such as diabetes, most of them linked to
poor diet and lack of proper exercise. She
plans to enroll the help of nurses in put-
ting together programs to target areas of
public health that need changing. She sug-
gested that after looking at areas of popula-
tions that have the most problems, research
should be undertaken to determine whether
the reason is cultural, economic or related
to where people live. The idea is to pro-
mote a change in behavior for the better-
ment of society and personal health. Nurs-
es will be assigned to implement a plan to
teach people how to eat better.
Chief Superintendent Stephen Dean
held a similar seminar in Cooper"s Town
the previous day for Cooper's Town, Fox
Town and Green Turtle Cay's medical
The Marsh Harbour seminar was attend-
ed by medical staff from Marsh Harbour
and Sandy Point. Approximately 65 gov-
ernment employees were reached through
the two workshops.
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People in the News
By Michelle Mikula
The Abaco Tourist Office highlights
Nadine Rolle, an up-and-coming artisan
whose creations are gaining admiration
from both Bahamians and visitors.
Mrs. Rolle, who is a native of Abaco,
became interested in craft making at the
early age of 10 when she learned how to
crochet. She was able to expand her craft-
making abilities by taking several of the
craft training workshops organized by the
Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Cor-
poration. Today her designs includes bags,
dolls, jewelry, ornaments, hats and place
mats crocheted or made of straw, sand,
shells, raffia or coconut bark.
In December 2008 Mrs. Rolle participat-
ed in her first craft show when she attended
the 14th annual Bahamian Christmas Craft
and Souvenir Show in Nassau. The show
provided an opportunity for Bahamian arti-
sans to showcase their products to tourists,
Bahamians, hoteliers and merchants.
A big hit for Mrs. Rolle at the show last
year was her Christmas ornaments made
from straw with embellishments. They were
so unique and attractive, she quickly sold
out her entire inventory and the popularity
of these items positioned her as a winner,
allowing her to capture second place in the
Christmas Ornaments Category.
The Abaco Tourist Office salutes Nadine
Rolle for an outstanding accomplishment.
To view Mrs. Rolle's various creations,
you may contact her at 242-375-9889.
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Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced
In Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd.
Promising artisan Na-
dine Rolle, left, is pre-
sented with a cheque
by Tourism's represen-
tative Doranell Swain
for placing second in
the Christmas Orna-
ment Category at the
14th Annual Bahamian
Craft and Souvenir
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The Abaconian Section B Page 21
Page 22 Section B
March 1, 2009
New Officers are elected
By Rita Reis Wieczorek, RC
The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club
met on February 10 to conduct business,
receive bridge reports and elect officers for
2009-2010. John Mitchell gave the Nomina-
tions Committee Report. The slate was pre-
sented to the membership and was elected
unanimously by the membership. The new
officers are Jim Fenn Commodore; Mar-
go Caldy Vice Commodore; Ted Baker -
Treasurer; and Wilma Thornton Secretary.
Rear Commodores are Rita Reis Wieczorek -
Communications; Karen O'Brien Member-
ship; Linda Thompson Membership; Sue
Graham Socials; Steven Brandt Socials;
Ray Vallerie Special Projects; Richard
Fickes Member Benefits; and David Bau-
ereis Port Captains and Chapters. Many
members enjoyed an early special dinner at
Anglers Restaurant after the meeting.
By Rita Reis Wieczorek, RC
Over 160 Club members and their
guests attended the Mardi Gras themed
Commodore's Ball held on February 13
at Abaco Beach Resort. Everyone in their
finest Mardi Gras costumes and masks
gathered for an evening of cocktails, din-
ing and dancing. The event was co-chaired
by Brenda Baker and Audrey Crone. The
music was provided by Ray Vallerie, our
DJ who came up with a great selection of
music to fit the Mardi Gras evening.
RMHYC members enjoyed the Commodore's Ball held on February 13 at Abaco Beach
Resort and Boat Harbour.
The tent was beau-
tifully decorated and
transformed the Mar-
quee tent into a fantasy r -
The evening fes-
tivities began with
cocktails followed by
a terrific Cajun-style
menu provided by the
Resort's Everett Coak-
ley, Food and Bever-
age Manager, and the
Resort's Chef Frank
Mazzerella and his
assistants to create a
Jim Fenn, Commo-
dore of the Yacht Club
was the Master of Cer-
emonies. Gifts were
presented to the major Members of the
event planners. Finally, of the channel
Jim announced the win-
Harbour. The cl
ners of the mask contest
- Dave Bluto and Vanessa Benjamin.
Dancing continued until midnight when
all the exhausted ladies and gentleman got
into their coaches to go their land homes or
back to their boats for a rest. No ladies to
my knowledge lost a slipper.
A big box was placed by the exit so
masks and decorations could be gathered
by the Club and they were donated to Aba-
co's Junior Junkanoo.
Two completed projects
Rita Wieczorek, RC
Ray Vallerie is the Rear Commodore for
Special Projects for the RMHYC, spend-
ing the winter season aboard the M/V Last
Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club replaced one
markers at the entrance of the harbour in Marsh
ub installed the moorings several years ago.
Dance at the Abaco Beach Resort. This
season two projects have been completed.
The dingy dock at the Union Jack Dock in
Marsh Harbour was repaired by Ray and
his crew, and a new channel marker was
placed at the entrance to Marsh Harbour
to safely mark the channel leading to the
cruising boat anchorage. Ray's assistants
for these projects were Jim Fenn, Commo-
dore of the RMHYC, Bob Williams, Da-
vid Bauereis and Mike Beneville. The new
200-pound channel marker was loaded on
Bob Williams' M/V Miss Rachael for its
ride from Boat Harbour to the harbour of
Marsh Harbour for installation.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 23
More Club News
RMHYC 2009 BRImGE
New officers of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club were elected at the club's annual
business meeting held on February 10. These officers will serve for two years.
Sponsors support JA Speech Competition
Two local organiza- -
tions, BTC and Fidelity
the local JuniorAchiev-
ers' Speech Competi-
tion that took place on
January 31 by donat-
ing merchandise for
the winners and money
for the award plaques.
Mrs. Patrice Williams,
Senior Associate for
Customer Service with
BTC, presented Ish-
mael "Stretch Morley,
Abaco's Youth Coordi-
nator, with a Samsung
cell phone and several
phone cards on Janu-
ary 29th. Mrs. Victoria Albury, Manager of Fidelity Bank Ltd., gave Mr. Morley a check
to cover the expenses of the trophies. Twelve students participated in the speech contest.
The winner, Vincea Coakley, will represent Abaco in Nassau for the Bahamas JA finals.
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We wish to advise all existing customers that items of jewellery (and
watches) left for repairs and uncollected for longer than 6 (six) months,
will be sold or melted down to defrey cost if not collected and paid for by
May 30th, 2009.
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The following persons are notified to come and collect their repair items:
JEWELRY Keno Finley
E. Adderly Trevan Forbes
Trina Adderly Steve Gardner
Roland Albury Niki Gomez
Donna Bain Jean Hall
Gina Bain Lisa Hield
Chancelet Baptiste Monaleata Knowles
Claire Basden Angelo Kokely
Jennifer Bethel Carol Laing
Carmel Canon Avery Lightbourn
Holly Charlton Vandesha Mackey
David Cornish Ronnie Mathurin
Marien Curry Norwood McDermont
Keva Dean Dale McDonald
Jerry Delancy Maxine McDonald
Darlene Desinor John McIntosh
Debra Douglas Lavern McIntosh
Lakesha Douglas Keva McKinney
Edimae Duncombe Serge Melfont
Monique Farquhason Danika Miller
Anchors and Pilots adopt a wetland
On January 31, 20 students from the Anchor Club of Central Abaco Primary School
along with Advisors Neulessa Major and Roberta Lindsay and tour guide Earl Cooper
visited a wetland site in Central Abaco near Camp Abaco. This was an educational ex-
perience that was fun for all. The students were very excited and all pledged to do their
part to keep this area clean by visiting it every month. The Pilot Club ofAbaco along with
the Anchors plan to adopt this site. They had a scavenger hunt where they found various
species while in the wetlands. Following the field trip the group was treated to a backyard
barbeque at the residence of Mrs. Neulessa Major.
I Remember to Buckle Up
Bahama Palm Shores
Residents of Bahama Palm Shores have noticed that certain individuals have
been removing trees, nuts and other plant materials from our community.
Please be advised that all lots at Bahama Palm Shores are privately owned.
It is requested that plant materials not be collected or removed unless permis-
sion from the affected property owner has been obtained.
Residents of Baham Palm Shores
Bahamas Electricity corloratioN
INVITATION FOR TWO PROPOSALS
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco is inviting proposals from
suitably qualified contractors to carry out works at the PWD & Port Substa-
Relevant information pertaining to the scope of works for each substation
can be picked up from B.E.C's Administrative Office in Marsh Harbour.
Interested persons should present a separate cost for these works accompa-
nied by a valid business license and proof of citizenship in a sealed envelope
with the word 'TENDER' clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.
Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the attention of
Mr. Wenzel R. Jones, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before March 6, 2009.
THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS
SCOPE OF WORKS
Cut front chain link fence to six (6) feet high.
> Erect wooden picket fence in front of chain link fence.
> Paint picket fence white.
> Erect perimeter fence at back of PWD Substation and connect to
existing fence at The Ministry of Works Compound.
> Reinforce existing fence.
> Lay 4X4 wooden barrier on front and side.
> Plant shrubbery and spread mulch inside 4X4 barriers.
> Erect wooden picket fence in front and side of chain link fence.
> Paint picket fence white.
> Remove and discard barbed wire from top of fence.
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More Club News
Rotary Sponsored a
By Mirella Santillo
The annual Rotary-sponsored speech
contest took place on February llth at the
Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. Twen-
ty-four contestants from various schools
expressed their views and arguments on
the assigned topics to a full audience com-
prised of students, teachers and officials
of the Department of Education. Primary
school students explained their role on A
betterAbaco, whatpart will Iplay? Juniors
elaborated on How can modem media af-
fect our lives? and seniors had much to say
on Making dreams real. Three Rotarians
judged: Cyril Bethel, Eleanor Campbell
and Michael Knowles.
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's District
Education Superintendent, praised the stu-
dents for participating and told them that
whatever the outcome they were all win-
ners already because they had showed up.
Conflicts can be avoided and issues re-
solved by discussing and expressing one's
views, she stated, and added that everyone
present wanted to hear what the students
had to say. "Keep the audience interested
in what you are saying," she urged them.
Each of the seven primary school stu-
dents thought Abaco was a beautiful island
that people should take better care to keep
pristine. They deplored the trash lying
around and the pollution of the environ-
ment. Their part in keeping Abaco beau-
tiful ranged from educating people about
pollution to clean-up campaigns, from urg-
ing each settlement to have weekend clean-
ups to inviting individuals to take the time
to maintain their immediate surroundings.
It was a difficult decision for the judges
as all were very articulate and passionate
about the topic. The winner was Ginelle
Longley from Central Abaco Primary
School. She was followed by Alicia Joseph
from the same school in second position
and Yelena Pursaud from St. Francis de
Sales School placed third.
The Juniors was motivated when pre-
senting their positions on the role of the
media in modern life. They all thought the
media had positive and negative influences
on everybody's life. Most of them recog-
nized the power of the media which can
be very educational or downright destruc-
tive. Winner Yayel Sawyer praised the cell
phone, a tool for parents to check on their
children. She thought that the internet was
the most useful as an instrument of research
and information, but together with the oth-
er contestants, blamed the addictive aspect
of this medium and the possible dangers it
represents for adolescents by sometimes
sending the wrong message. She is a stu-
dent at St. Francis de Sales. In second place
was Abidemi Simon from the same school
and in third position came Cecily Gomez, a
student at Long Bay School.
The first two places in the senior divi-
sion went to two Forest Heights Academy
students. Vinceia Coackley, the winner of
the JA speech contest that also took place in
February, took the first place in the Rotary
Club's contest as well. In second place was
Nasasha Bootle. St. Francis de Sales was
represented in the senior category as one of
its students, Marcus Sands, placed third.
Dreams are children of the nights,
quoted Vinceria in her opening statement,
reminding the audience that many famous
people, prime ministers, kings, rich men,
poor men, all had dreams, visions that car-
ried them to success.
Her dreams addressed many issues of
modern life from resolving global prob-
lems to bettering education, from eradicat-
ing pollution to finding cures for AIDs.
Her visions were shared by most other
students who thought a change was needed
in societies to make the world a better and
safer place. Their dreams were more di-
rected towards a betterment of the world
in general than to achievement for personal
gain. They all had a vision.
So for the second year in a row, the
Hugh Cottis Floating Trophy was handed
to the proud principal of Forest Heights
Academy, Mr. Jim Richard. The winners
were invited to the February 24th Rotary
dinner so they could share their views with
the members and Vinceia will participate
in the Texaco-sponsored speech contest.
The Rotary Club ofAbaco sponsors a speech competition annually. These are the winners
of the competition for primary aged students. The winners were Yelena Pursaud, Alicia
Joseph and Ginelle Longley. On the left is Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's education super- '
intendent and on the right is Brian Thompsn representing the Rotary Club.
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Includes 2009 Tide Tables for Marsh Harbour,
updated charts, new charts and aerial photos,
new coverage of Approaches to Abaco
(North Eleuthera and Bimini)
Lunar Calendar, local knowledge
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In the United States: West Marine. Boater's World,
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The Man-O-War Primary School
would like to thank the
many individuals and
^4 businesses who donated
9 goods, cash, or other time
O and labour to make r
Flea Market and Bazaar
, a great suicces
March 1, 2009
Marsh Harbour Fire Department
gets a donation for building fund
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Crime Report Update
A new policy by the Abaco Police is to We welcome your input. Our phone
withhold information from The Abaconian is 367-2677; fax is 367-3677; Email is
on the crime events occurring on Abaco. davralph@ batelnet.bs.
The police feel that the information as re-
ported reflected badly on their efforts at
solving these activities and therefore they
will no longer allow this information to
be made public. Official information on
unsolved crimes will no longer be made
Since we will no longer receive an of-
ficial report from the police, we must ask
the public with knowledge of these events
to bring them to our attention. We will also
appreciate your view of the response by the
We feel that the public should know
what criminal and law-breaking activities USE A M taN
are taking place. This will allow concerned A MM ,
persons to take appropriate steps to protect ESTATE AGE
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numbers go in the open
squares. As you fill in 4 2
squares correctly, op-
tions for the remaining 3 1 5
squares are narrowed
and it becomes easier to 5 8 7 4 2 1
fill them in.- -- -
The Treasure Cay Community Ltd., the publishers of the Treasure Cay Yearbook, gave a
donation to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. Accepting the donation from
Oswald Hall, right, is Assistant Chief Claude Sawyer, center, while Ed Newell is display-
ing a copy of the Yearbook. The Fire Department is working to complete the building
shown in the background as well as acquire additional equipment.
Conservation begins with YOU
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
Guana Cay 4 bed/ 2 bath house w/ dock.
Available May 1 thru Nov 1. Contact 365-5032,
458-1008 or 954-873-9155
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 in-
cluded. 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/2V/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
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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 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 Four bedroom house on the
beach $800,000 firstname.lastname@example.org 651-484-
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Sweeting Village pristine 3 bed/ 2 bath, Hardi
board, 1700 sq. ft., central air, washer/dryer,
picket fence, manicured lawn. Built in 2006,
lot size 9,000 sq. ft. Great neighborhood for
kids. $275,000 net. C ontact Leslie Pinder at
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
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Over 40 years experience
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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian
A message from our resident engineer
Firstly, I just want to thank all of the
wonderful people of Abaco for the great
reception and welcome I have received
(and am still receiving) from most every-
one since I've returned last July.
I was recently accused by a so-called
preacher of God's Word of holding secret
meetings with the Ministry of Housing and
taking kickbacks for government contracts.
I wonder what kind of man of God de-
stroys a man's character publicly without
first having some proof?
The so-called "secret meeting" with the
Ministry of Housing was not a meeting that
I called. The meeting was called by the
Ministry of Housing to discuss the tenders
received for the new Spring City roads,
and I was invited to the meeting to give
my opinion based on my qualifications and
experience, which I did. Had the preacher
simply called the Ministry of Housing of-
fice, he could have verified this before ac-
cusing me of holding "secret meetings."
Regarding the accusation of accepting
kickbacks, I do not steal from the Bahamian
people, and I don't accept bribes or kick-
backs. I had many opportunities to receive
kick-backs and bribes when I was here
previously from 2000 to 2005. I don't be-
lieve I would have been called back to this
country if I had the reputation of engaging
in this type of behaviour. Again, if you're
going to publicly destroy a man's character
with this type of allegation, shouldn't you
have some proof first?
I thought this so-called preacher was my
friend. Now, just because I gave my honest
opinion at a Ministry of Housing meeting,
he has turned against me.
Since you were not at that meeting, I
wonder who told you what my opinion
was? Maybe that person has an agenda
which includes turning you against me?
Think about it, my friend.
867258 2936 7
Answer to puzzle on page 25.
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
IReidium 9505A Satellite phone in perfect
condition. Best offer. Frank Croft, Bahama
Palm Shores 366-2802
Used Awning Style Aluminum Windows in
good condition. 14@ 37"w x 63"h $50 each.
5@ 37"w x 38"h $30 each. 1@ 37"w x 25"h
$25 3@ 29"w x 18"h $25 each. 1 sliding pa-
tio door 72"w x 80"h $100. Contact David @
577-0263 or 365-8892
Warehouse worker, Bahamian only. Must be
able to do heavy lifting. Tel. 367-2598
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 (email@example.com) for more.
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Busy Bee Day Care After school care 3 pm
- 5 pm, Day care 9-5 Call cell 458-2994 or
365-6193 (after 6 pm)
1997 416C Caterpillar in good working con-
dition. $25,000 OBO Contact 475-2856
Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help? Want more business?
An ad in The Abaconian brings fast results Call 367-2677
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 Worrhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus 2 Saves
We exist to:
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
S St. James
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
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 ca carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon -Sat7:30 -5 Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
t MARINE, LTD
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Abaco A & D Trucking
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
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
TShirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon-Sat 9-5 Phone:(242)367-4822
Classified ads here start at $25
March 1, 2009
March 1, 2009 The Abaconian
Section B Page 27
LItCaiolIuCU MIlUVtI LIUEElllllLO
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. Must 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
goots, 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
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 that 2000 miles, af-
termarket exhaust, sprocket, jet-kit, etc. Bike
runs great and is very fast. Located in Hope
Town. Asking $6,500. Call (242) 366-0040
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262
Live Aboard Sailboat 33' Morgan Out Island
1976, fully equipped for comfortable living.
Good sails. Westerbeke turns but is not running.
DUTY PAID at $25,000 value. Make offer.
VHF Ch. 16 Easy Living or 561-283-1569
16' Wahoo 1985 Boston Whaler copy, 70
HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to
bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied
$4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699
17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat in Treasure Cay
19' Dusky CC, 1985, 2000 Yamaha 100 HP,
four-stroke 390 hrs. Hull rebuilt 2006, VHF,
Bimini, new windshield, recent battery &
bilge pump, spare prop. DUTY PAID. Boat
in Hope Town $8500 email@example.com or call
19' Fiberglass with Yamaha 150 HP. Good
condition. DUTY PAID $12,500. Call Buddy
Roberts @ 365-6152
1i.3 apanisn wells Dulln UUt, 11 1 n
Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033
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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
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26' Mako w/ twin 130U H 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 C120 Baha-
mas database. Twin Honda 4 stroke 130's with
approx 400 hours. Will deliver to anywhere in
Bahamas. $35,000 mark@markshepherd.
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
z/' Giray wnite sailisn, twin Yamaha 22
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 pla tform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or email@example.com
BOT : &7~S: ~ 1 MAINEhITEMS
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
28' Precision 28, 2000, $15,000++ in up-
grades, located in and chartered from Hope
Town until recently. Check Precision websites,
links for specifications. Replacement cost
$76,000++ Price $34,500 or very near of-
fer. First serious buyer to see will buy. (541)
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
38' Gulfstar fiberglass, 1987, 6 cyl Perkins
diesel. Asking $22,000 ONO Contact 367-
39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170
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44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $129,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $125,000. AS11061
ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. ft. lot ideal as a homesite or for commercial develop-
ment. $120,000. AS11109
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 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
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 a 3 bed-
room main house, cottage, shared
boat dock, and a generator.
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
$550,000. Ref. AS10808
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
Waterfront estate comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645
3 bedroom, 3 bath sea view home
with access to the Lucayos dock and
the nearby beach.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596
3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home
with well equipped kitchen, wrap-
around deck, and possible dockage.
$1,190,000. Ref. PS10565
Aunt Pat's Bay,
14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 ft. elevations and
amazing views. Commu-
nity dockage. Nearby Tahiti
Beach and Hope Town.
GREAT ABACO CLUB
Rare opportunity to own
this 7,630 sq. ft. canal-
front lot in this gated
amenities include pool,
tennis courts, and beach.
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
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
$150,850. Ref. AS11033
Private 5 bedroom estate with free-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal
retirement home or vacation villa.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005
DON MACKAY BLVD., MARSH HARBOUR
2 acre commercial site with building,
in need of repair, ideal for office
spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$850,000. Ref. AS11108
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key ocean view home with widow's
walk. workshop, and 2 dock slips.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10700
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006
GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY
Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re- 4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home 3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
treat with generator, tools, and utility with dock pier, brand new decor, and with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
vehicle. Near the beach, a spacious covered back porch. family home or vacation getaway.
$349,000. Ref. AS10648 $810,000. Ref. AS10917 $2,395,000. Ref. PS10662
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