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Publication Date: March 15, 2009
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2009


BCN begins television broadcasting on cable

Silbert Mills opens Bahamas Christian Network 24-hour television channel
By Jennifer Hudson
February 28 was a proud day for Abaco
and especially for Silbert and Dolly Mills,
owners of the new Bahamas Christian Net-
work television station which was officially
opened at 1 p.m. by the Prime Minister of
The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingra-
ham. Also in attendance was the Minister
of National Security, the Hon. Tommy
Turnquest, as well as senior government
members of the clergy and other invited
guests who gathered outside the new facil-
ity for the cutting of the ribbon by Mrs.
Mills before entering for the official com-
missioning ceremony.
Pastor Mills described the occasion as
"a mountaintop experience" and welcomed
viewers via live television to the launching
of the Bahamas Christian Network (BCN)
which he described as "the gospel voice to
the nation." In his overview Pastor Mills
stated the commission of Jesus that, "the
gospel must be preached to all the world."
and declared how humbled he is to be used
in this way. "In February 2007 God gave
Pastor Silbert Mills is shown at the opening ceremony of the Bahamas Christian Network on February 28 that can be viewedd on me this vision and every day since I have
cable channel 55. The well equipped studio in Dundas Town sports a "green room" and all the electronic equipment that allows seen this vision. Nineteen months later, all
him to record and broadcast throughout The Bahamas. Mr. Mills also has a smaller studio in Nassau to coordinate programing in God's time, the vision has become real-
originating there. The green room allows him to put in backgrounds of his choice. The studio can accommodate an audience of ity with all of the latest technology. This is


about 75 people, some of whom are shown here. This is only the third privately-operated television station in the country. The Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, declared the network officially open.


Please see BCN Page 2


Blake Sands won BSA


surf competition


PM views new houses


Blake Sands of Guana Cay placed first in a competition of the Bahamas Surfing As-
sociation held on Elbow Cay on February 22. This was the second competition of 2009
season for the group. It raised funds to send a surfer to an international competition
to be held in Costa Rica. See story on page 16.

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Work continues on homes in the government's housing program at Spring City. The
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, accompanied by National Security
Minister, the Hon. Tommy Turnquest, and Abaco Local Government officials toured
the development on February 28. Shown here are Roscoe Thompson III, Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee Chairman; Mr. Turnquest; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Mr.
Ingraham; Cubell Davis, Chief Councillor; and Kevin Mclntosh, Housing officer on
Abaco. Photo by BIS


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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Church programming and music will be featured


BCN From Page 7
the Christian voice of the nation and will be
ministered to by Christian workers through
music and preaching and can be viewed
on Chanel 55. We will make government
proud of the moment they approved this
station," he vowed.
Mr. Ingraham, in his keynote address,
described Mr. Mills as "a trailblazer and
entrepreneur extraordinaire, making his
family, friends and community of Abaco
very proud." Mr. Ingraham reminded the
audience of Pastor Mill's initiation into
broadcasting with his on-air service via
VHF radio broadcasting weather reports


to Abaco's boating population during the
early 1990s. He was soon in search of an
FM radio licence which he was awarded.
"When my government first determined,
in 1993, during our first administration,
to free broadcast media from government
monopoly, we issued two national licences
and agreed to issue up to four restricted
licences for single island coverage. Ini-
tially only the two national licences were
issued. However, in 1996 we ventured to
grant additional licences for radio opera-
tions in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Span-
ish Wells. I am happy on this occasion to
commend the Mills family for the success
of their broadcast business, and I say with


considerable pride that Radio Abaco is
recognized among residents and visitors
to Abaco alike for its reliable and accu-
rate reporting of events. After witnessing
the operation of the reliable, professional
and immensely popular Radio Abaco for
more than a decade, we are here toady to
mark the official launch of Abaco's newest
venture into broadcast communication with
the official commissioning of Abaco's first
television station, The Bahamas Christian
Network Television Station. I am confident
that Pastor Mills will deliver a television
service which will make not only Abaco
but The Bahamas proud," stated Mr. In-
graham.
Mr. Turnquest, who is also the minis-
I I MII IHM


ter responsible for broadcasting and was
thus responsible for the signing of the li-
cence, stated that he is always pleased to
be a part of history in the making. "This
is a television station that opens up new
vistas for Abaco and gives it a new voice.
Television is stepping into many of the
traditional roles of the family, the church
and the schools and therefore has power-
ful influence in The Bahamas and around
the world. We are satisfied that we can
count on BCN to play its part by using our
country's good stories and constructive
developments, particularly here in Abaco,

Please see BCN Page 26


The Prme Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, officially opened the BCN television
station on February 28. He was very impressed with the studio and stated, "I've not been
in a station in The Bahamas like this before and I have been to them all." He is shown
here enjoying his time at the new studio wih Mrs. Dolly Mills, wife of Pastor Silbert Mills.
Looking on is Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco, with his wife Kathy.


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The official opening of the Bahamas Christian Network was broadest live on cable chan-
nel 55. Here Pastor Silbert Mills, who created and built the television studio, installed it
with cutting edge equipment, is speaking to the country live while his wife Dolly cuts the
ribbon to open the new building. Mr. Ingraham commented that it is the best television
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March 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 3


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lit/ope Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS
Cove 2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq.ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.co m 242.366.0035


ELBOW CAY 1 HOPE TOWN #3967
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on
powder sand,4 bedrooms,6 bathsfantastic location,
inground pool, fully furnished. $2,300,000.
Keny.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.conm 242.366.0163


NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4824
BAYSIDE SEA TO SEA Opportunity to own an
outstanding 1.3 acres, home + I bed cottage, beach
dock, also spectacular Atlantic Beach. $1,750,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock on the
South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000.
Jane.Patterson@SotliebysRealty.co m 242.366.0035


NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #1640
SWEETING'S LANDING WATERFRONT Immaculate TAHITI HAl SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
harbourfront home with private dock. Cove. Newly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath,
3bed/2bath, bonus room, extra lot$ 1,300,000. plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242,366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449
OCEANVIEWS UPPER DECK ON BIG POINT
New 3 bed 2 bath with brand new pool. Multi-
decks,fantastic views. New Price. $795,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242,3660 163


NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANVIEWS AERIE Why wait? Buy your island
getaway,3 bed cottage nestled in the dunes,easy beach
access, dock slip, great rental history. $775,000,
Jane.Patterson@SotliebysRealty.co m 242.366.0035


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3928
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath cottage
on large lot, peaceful neighbourhood of North End.
Fantastic views. Was $1,175,000 Now $750,000,
Jane.Patterson@So chebys Real y,com 242,366.0035


SUNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #4399
HISTORIC HARRISON HOUSE IN HOPE
TOWN 3 bed, 2 bath I minute walk away
from the ocean beach, $595,000.
Jan ePatters o n@SothebysRealty com 242.366.0035


SUNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3114
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY,
2 bedroom 2.5 bath. Large lot with great views
from second floor. Excellent Price. $495,000.
Jane.Patterso n@SothebysRealty.co m 242.366,0035


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
Wh ite Sound. Best deal on the island. $485,000.
Kerry.S ullivan@So thebys Realty.com 242.366.0163


H-OPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment Starting at $140,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


MUST SELLI
GUANA CAY #4735
OCEAN CLUB SEA TO SEA 3 bed/2 bath cottage.
2.16 acres, stunning beach, well protected deep
water dock, good rental history. $999,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothlebysRealty.com 242,366.0163


.- NEW PRICE
TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate inAbaco. 5 beds/6 baths.
hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Sc hreiner@S othebys Realty.com 242.367.5046


TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage. AND the boat's included! $365,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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Estate Agent
t 242.366.0163


NEW PRICE
TILLOO CAY #4482
BEACHFRONT LOT BEST BEACHFRONT LOCATION-
1.12 acres $375,000. Hilltop Seaview lot .55
acre $135,000. Buy Both for $450,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty com 242.577.0298


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LOTS & ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW' CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream NEW PRICE Dorros Cove oceanfront & dock slip. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dune FURTHER REDUCED Beach front, great surf $395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3945 Dorros Cove -Water views and dedicated dock slip. $279,900. Kerry Sullivan
#3844 Fishing Point Hill Building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. 149,000.Jane Patterson
#4236 Marnie's Landing lot 3C Dock slip and ocean view $679,900. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING OceanView. $370,000.Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 NEW LISTING -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000.Jane Patterson
#4044 North End Lot 57 NEW PRICE Oceanfront, $400,000.Jane Patterson
#4395 Sea to Sea 4.95 acre tract south of Sea Spray. $2,400,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4605 OceanView Subdivison Lot 4 OceanView 18,799 sq.ft. $200,000. Bill Albury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 near White Sound. Close to ocean.$183,500 Jane Patterson

TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. 2nd PRICE REDUCTION $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 112 acre. 2nd PRICE REDUCTION $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock.$150,000+. Laurie Schreiner
#4558Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000, Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 beachfront lot. $299,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARS] I HARBOUR, LUBBER'S QUARTERS AND TREASURE CAY







Page 4 Section A The Abaconian


LIGHTBOURN REALTY


March 15, 2009


GREEN TURTLE CAY PRICE SLASHED

Island Reach I
ed/3.5 ,l ath illt6op
nhoame satu rineg a
)priv;atc dlk slip andi
fnt Sillswilming I pool. IA)-
cated oin 1/2 a re of
land this top of the11
line home is ready
lbr you to move in!

Priced at $685,000- REF # 6451
Contact: Chris Farrington

GREEN TURTLE CAY
...- .;Golden A h ins iBeauilil hl
Sea to S ea estate caturitg
a 3 bed 3 lbath nmin
11house ail a glesi c'ollagCe
that sleeps 8 with 2 lull
baths. Ihwhicdes dlock-
age, 1976 Volkswagen
car. 1.5 boat and a 21 whaler. This home is olkred
"murn key" and rea(h to eiijoy
Offered at $3,400,000 plus 7% closing costs
Contact: Chris Farrington.

SCHOONER BAY
A tradiliomal liope
Town-like conmunnity
with plenty of green
cIC and i grtcll icch-
niology. Ai liig e ol
ehos.itmes, restiuuiIts, busi-
S necsses and much much
ino|re!
Lots range from $120,000-$1,960,000, and are
3,286-19,811 sqft. Ask about our home packages


CROCKET DRIVE
Newly renovated
2beCd/llal ih Ihome cl-
-~-~p lisinlg 1.230 sq.11. This
home is in imuniaculate
condition, featuress a
lautlndry ald storage
area :and it's yard is
completely lencecd inl
Priced at $ 250,000 REF #6085
Contact: Mailin Sands


TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks
2 bed, 2 haili home
with 1.l00 sq. ft. of
living space. Sils oni
I.-1 acres Property
utills li'om highway to
Sca-of-.Abalco. 80' of
water frontage, Peace-
lii auld quict A uiustl
see. Priced at $288,000 REF #6582
Contact: Mailin Sands


SUTHERLAND HOUSE


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
3 bedroom 2 balhroomn homle
featuring 2.867 sq.1i of' living
space. Pool, guidellerCs qluar-
les ailtl gllucrator house are
allso avai;ulalle on Ihis 2 aclre
leachflromnt parcel iiin Bahama
SPalm Shores.

Priced at $ 895,000 REF #5670
Contact: Mailin Sands


MAN-O-WAR CAY
Inunaculate 3 bedroom! 3
bitah hon1e on r double
ocen;uillrtm lot comnprisiIg
26,178 sq It Designed to
conliimlnd exquisite views of
ihe Althiclic. Fealtires wrap)
aroundd dlecks, over 150' ofl
rocky shoreline, generator and
more!
Priced at $1,775,000 Ref# 6445
Contact: Mailin Sands

SIMMON'S PLACE GREAT INVESTMENT
Wonderfhl coiincercial
ilivestilienl properly i7ealur-
ilig 1 conqI.tm'urcial ,lm'cs
SilRand 2 rental ullits along ;a
cw busy tourist strip. At a iull
8,760 sq.li Ihis parcel has
great lpolelil fobr nhlilly
commercial ventures.
Don't miss this amnaziig fin-vestment opportunity!
Offered at $630,000 REF #6766
Contact: Mailin Sands


Sweeings Village Avaiiable lot ;iprox 9,000 sq.l1 $70,000 MARINA VIL.AS
Marsh Harbour- \ision i Higtls. Allbrdabl lois SIur'iliing frm
$46,500 Call Mailiih
Yellowwood- Scrcrol hlillop lots ;v;i;iable. O)le dlircylly on high-
way Call for Prices
MurphyTown Lots NSarw (;'ea (is.'lrn. 1 Il)s nmailablc Starlilg i I uu
lroni $45,000 Call Lee f
Long Beach Lots 115. 217. 257 All :pprox 1.1 awr in si.z. Primrs
romn $30,000 $50,000
Treasure Cay-Rcsidetiill lot one baclk li-on the bclachh.' $105,000,
Green Turtle Fstates-.uilli-lhniily int, ;uvilblc.,$160,000
Dundas Town- !900()' still with i li)1 on tlhe roatd--40,000
Bahama Palm Shores lRsidential Ixt-S150,000 Call Lee Priced fr
Sandbanks -1.22 acre lot. Rocky shoreline. $85,000 Call Mailin Cont
S.C Bootle iighway- 1,3 Acre lot near T,C-$70U.00 Call Shirley


2 bedroom/2.5 balth
villas in a mariaii set-
.i ling. FeatureCs 100( 1 of
priinc waerliront Villat

Sgeneiralor and golf carl
garage. KEa;li villa lias
it's own dock slip
om $650,000 -$880,000
act: Chris Farrington


'This 8 bledrnoomn 8 hail luxury
liiome fliatures spectacular views
liroim this Sea to Sea properly. The
csltie includes two docks, ; prival
beach, ilnil( iurel gardens, a 5,000
~gal/day water maker, boat house
i id a workshop. Ollfred com-
pletely lirinishced ntlmid turn key
Priced at $5,500,000 Ref# 6596
Contact: Chris Fanington

TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING1I!
3 hb(ldroomn 2 ball home
oni a large (i acre water-
li'ollt lot. A woilderlil
elevation givcs spectacular
views ol' the Sea of' Abaco.
Numerous limit trees ;uid(
tropicall shruabberyl dot the
propelily ilding lhnl isliiad cl laril.
Priced at $620,000- REF #6782
Contact: Shirley Carroll


SUMMERPLACE Man-O-War Cay
3 bed l2 bath home on
Pre historic font stlret inl
Mauind-War Cay. 2100
sq.li with launilya room,
mlld inside storage spatce .
Ialtdscal)dl yalrl with
rxtil trees alltl hibiscus.
Close to ial ameliities of
downtown Manll-( )- Var and thle harlourt.
Priced at $439,000 REF# 6691
Contact: Mailin Sands

JENCO PLAZA
Marsh Harbour-
Ilivesimennt olpporhil-nity
Commercial Ibiillig in
lte center of townll iatur-
ing 3,570 sq.f11 and situ-
aletd oiln 20,000 sq.11i of
p)ropclcly. i All spaces cur-
ireiitll- rental. An lideal
ilvestnlellt propellrty.
Offered at $ 579,000
Contact Mailin Sands

GREEN TURTLE CAY
Over one acre of 'prime
beach irotnl situated onl
Atlalntic Ocean beach.
Oue ollhe nicest
bcatihes onil the Islazil.



Priced at $720,000
Contact: Chris Farrington


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Treasure Cay
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Green Turtle Cay
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Cherokee Sound
242 366-2053
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taking viewss. A designer kitchen
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Priced at $-4,400,000
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Central Abaco News


Talent Showcases at the
Abaco Beach Resort
By Jennifer Hudson
Thursday nights the place to be is the
Abaco Beach Resort for an excellent eve-
ning of talent and fun. These Thursday
evening 'Talent Showcases' have become
very popular and Anglers Restaurant is
packed. Most people like to enjoy dinner
while watching the show; but if a drink in
the bar is all you desire, then that is fine.
Drinks are two for the price of one before
7 p.m.
Whether it be vocal or instrumental, rec-
itation or comedy, anyone is welcome to
perform and new talent appears each week
along with the familiar faces of the regu-
lars. There are some very talented employ-
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ees at the resort and bellhop Anderson, who
is also a member of the New Entry Band,
is a favourite with the crowd with his rich
voice and versatility. Della, who works in
the outside bar, is also a weekly favourite
and sings a wide variety of songs. In addi-
tion to resort employees, talented locals,
boaters and second homeowners all play a
part in filling the programme with ballads,
oldies, contemporary and jazz numbers.
Last week a group calling themselves The
Real McCoys from the Hills of West Vir-
ginia, performing there for the first time,
added a comic touch dressed as a group of
hillbillies complete with bass player on one
string "gutbucket."
All of the singers are professionally ac-
companied by resident keyboardist, Ste-


phen Colebrooke, and celebrity drummer,
Bob Kramm, the resort's General Manager.
Whatever anybody sings, these two musi-
cians are able to pick up in an instant.
These 'Talent Showcases' really bring
locals and visitors together in a great at-
mosphere of fun and camaraderie. Word is
spreading and people really look forward
to enjoying an evening of very good talent.
If you fancy yourself a singer or perform-
er, then go along between 7 and 9 p.m. and
show people what you can do.
Mr. Everette Coakley, Food and Bever-


age Director, acts as Master of Ceremonies
for the evening, making everyone feel at
ease and the entire dining room staff gives
very courteous service.
Auskell Clinic
held Open House
By Jennifer Hudson
The Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic
periodically opens its doors for an Open
House in order to give something back to
Please see Central Page 6


PM tours solid waste landfill facility


Abaco Beach Resort hosts a Talent Night every Thursday. Anyone who wants to sing,
dance, recite or entertain is welcomed. This group of Hillbillies from West Virginia even
had its own string gutbucket creation. This evening is proving to be very popular with
residents and visitors alike.


Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, and Minister of National Security, the
Hon. Tommy Turnquest, toured the new solid waste disposal facility near Snake Cay
on February 28. It was put into operation in November 2008. Shown here are Roscoe
Thompson III, Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee; Mr. Turnquest; Mr.
Ingraham; Administrator Cephas Cooper; and Chief Councillor Cubell Davis.


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the community. On February 27 it did ex-
actly that once again and offered free blood
testing to the community from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Radio Ab-
aco broad-
cast live
from Auskell
at 11 a.m.
and first to
speak to the
community
was Manag-
ing Director,
Mrs. Angie
Angie Collie Collie, who
Managing Director introduced
the new Managing Director, Dr. Charite.
She also announced that in the future the
Auskell Clinic will be open 24 hours a day
seven days a week. She was pleased to an-
nounce that finally the lease of Crown land
has been received from government to go
ahead with breaking ground for the new
medical center, and community meetings
will be held to find out what services Aba-
co needs. The medical center will include
state of the art digital machines for mam-
mograms, X-rays and MRI's as well as a
surgical suite. Mrs. Collie mentioned that
five new doctors will be joining the clinic
staff very shortly and two cardiologists will
be joining in April. She reminded those at-
tendings of the very comprehensive and
impressive list of specialists who are avail-
able at the Auskell Clinic every month.
Dr. Charite informed the listeners that
February is Heart Month and that cardio-
vascular disease is very prevalent through-
out the world. "Special attention must be
paid to this because it is the leading cause
of morbidity and mortality," he stated.


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"There is increasing cardiovascular disease
in The Bahamas and also diabetes. People
must eat properly and exercise first. If this
fails, then medicine can be resorted to.
People think that if they are on medication,
that is an excuse to do or eat what they
want. But it is still important to exercise
and eat a proper diet. At Auskell we treat
the complete patient, both medically and
spiritually, and we look forward to bring-
ing complete health care to the island and
its cays. Our goal is to move from treat-
ing disease to preventing disease by mak-
ing patients more responsible for their own
care. We will give them various options
to consider when prescribing medications.
We have great plans and will offer com-
plete medical services shortly." In addition
to English, Dr. Charite is able to converse
in Creole and Spanish and demonstrated
this to his radio audience.
Dr. Ingraham, a visiting dermatologist
from Nassau, gave some advice to listeners,
especially fishermen, on caring for the skin
which receives so much sun exposure on a
daily basis. "Everyone needs sun protec-
tion, even black skins as all are exposed,"
warned Dr. Ingraham. "Protection can
prevent signs of aging, dry skin and dis-
coloration. Mothers should even use pro-
tection of SPF 15 on babies from one year
of age. White skin needs protection against
sun damage which can cause redness, dry-
ness and scaliness. Scaliness which keeps
returning after being scraped off may be
precancerous lesions and a dermatologist
should be consulted if skin changes are
noted." Dr. Ingraham advises everyone to
look for changes in the skin and to have an
annual head to toe skin check in addition to
his annual medical exam. Also it is wise to
avoid being in the sun between the hours of


10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and to wear head pro-
tection (a hat which covers the ears) and
long sleeved loose clothing.
Ms. Rudell Hall-Farrington, massage
therapist at the Auskell Spa, spoke briefly
about the various massages and facials she
provides and mentioned that she now has
in stock a new make-up line. Dental As-
sistant Laverne Cartwright spoke about the
need for good dental hygiene practices and


emphasized the need for
flossing and brushing
after every meal and
dental checks once a
year. She works in the
Diamante Dental Clinic
that is located upstairs
over Auskell Clinic and
is run by Dr. Denise
Archer. Barbara Fore-
man of Abaco Neem
encouraged men and
women to come into
the clinic to sign up
for the Abaco Neem
Weight Loss Challenge
beginning on March 2
and running for three
months.
Ms. Angie Collie
invited diabetics to go
to the Health Fair to re-
ceive free finger stick
machines and closed
the broadcast by ask-
ing people to continue
praying for her and the
Auskell Clinic as it ex-
pands even further and
takes on new roles and
responsibilities.


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By Jennifer Hudson
Jigsaw puzzle lovers at Java Coffee
Shop in Marsh Harbour are celebrating
the grand achievement of completing their
first mammoth 3,000 piece puzzle on Feb-
ruary 26. The completed puzzle displayed
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residents in Murphy Town


Police Chief Sean Norville-Smith took a group of officers to
walk through Murphy Town on March 3. One group began
at Zion Baptist Church with a group walking on each side
of the street. At each house they stopped to talk with the
residents. Another team began at the far end of Muphy Town
and worked their way along Front Street. Residents were
asked if they had problems in their neighbourhood or if the
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a beautiful picture of the Sydney Harbour
Opera House and Bridge lit by fireworks
and was donated by Alistair McDonald as
a challenge on his return from vacation in
Australia. The puzzle was begun in De-
cember and has taken many, many hours
to complete as it was extremely tricky with
many of the pieces appearing to be exactly
the same. Actually, 2,999 pieces were put
in place, since when it was time to place the
last piece, it was discovered to be missing.
The puzzlers are wondering if the puzzle
was really packed with one piece missing


or if someone took the piece as a joke or
just so that they could be the one to come
and fit in the very last piece. A reward was
put out for the piece, but it has not turned
up. It will, however, be possible to obtain
the missing piece from the puzzle manu-
facturing company who will send the piece
once they are informed of its exact position
by counting the rows up and across.
Kim Sands, owner of Java, came up
with the idea of putting a jigsaw puzzle in
the coffee shop when the weather was cold
and boaters and other visitors were at a
loose end as to what to do with themselves,
and they enjoyed having somewhere to


come in out of the cold. "Locals and visi-
tors have been coming in to help with the
puzzle," said Kim. "Sometimes they just
stay long enough to put in one or two piec-
es, but some people have stayed for half a
day working at it. This is the third puzzle
which has been completed but the previous
two were only 1,000 piece puzzles. This
one took three and a half weeks and was
quite a challenge."
The puzzles were worked on a table in


the middle of the coffee shop but the 3,000
piece challenge puzzle measuring 121 cen-
timetres by 80 centimetres was too large
for the table and an extra board had to be
brought in. While several patrons of Java
helped put in pieces of the puzzle, there
were five persons who really worked on it
a lot, two of whom were the father/daugh-
ter team of Hugh and Anne, who are boat-
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Patrons of Java Coffee Shop have recently completed a complex jigsaw puzzle with 3000
pieces. Boaters, in particular, enjoyed having a leisurely place to mingle with Marsh
Harbour residents when the winter water was not conducive to sailing or motoring.
Shown here are some of those who worked on the puzzle. Kim Sands, ower of the the cof-
flee shop, is shown with Catherine Pyfrom, Ann Benet, Bob Kilroe and Hugh Benet.


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photograph on March 1 to mark the official start of the challenge which will continue
until May 31. Sixteen persons had registered by the start date but people are still welcome
to join. All they have to do is visit the Auskell Clinic to have their statistics recorded, then
register and pay the fee at the Abaco Neem office. Men are encouraged to join. Sherry
Hunt, winner of the challenge for the past two years, has entered once again as she has
not yet achieved her desired weight loss but several people have declared that they are
determined to 'dethrone' her this time. A buddy system is being organized this year where
people will be paired up or placed in groups to support each other in their efforts. Regu-
lar meetings will be held to give tips and advice and answer any questions or concerns.
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Several weeks ago we were informed
by Insp. Sean Norville-Smith of the Marsh
Harbour Police Station that we would no
longer be receiving a crime report as had
been given us for many years. He explained
that the report reflected poorly on police ef-
forts as it did not give results of the crimes
which the police successfully solve. He is
correct in making that statement. Without
fanfare, we put a small notice in the March
1 edition of this paper to that effect.
For many years without success, we
have asked for a summary of the cases
brought before the courts which would
reflect well on the police efforts. Regard-
less of the court outcome, an arraignment
before the court indicates that the police
are comfortable with their conclusions and
are asking the court to conclude the matter.
The police solve the crime which in turn
they hope the court will accept and authen-
ticate their work.
Persons are brought before the magis-
trate in a matter of days. This is a public
record. An arraignment is a public declara-
tion and can be legally reported. However,
once arraigned, a case may drag on for
months before concluding. Then the case
will essentially be closed, either with the
charges being dismissed or in a conviction
which vindicates the work of the police.
In the past we have been criticized
for reporting these arraignments. Being
charged with an offense before the court
leaves an implied and strong public im-
pression of guilt even though the guilt has
yet to be determined. After all, the police
must have been convinced of the guilt in
order to make the arraignment. It does not
serve them well if their cases do not hold
up under court scrutiny.
The objections we received from the
public related to the implied and perceived
guilt a person bears as evidenced by the
court appearance. Those objecting to these
court appearances being made widely pub-
lic felt that those unfairly accused and
eventually dismissed bore the unjust stigma
of perceived guilt for a long time.
An alternate reporting method would be
to publicly list all of those persons which
the court found guilty including the sen-


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tence imposed. For some criminal cases
this would be several years later.
Most court cases are open to the public.
However, covering the court proceedings
is a painfully slow and time-consuming
process. Days can be spent in the court-
room waiting for cases to be heard, listen-
ing to lawyers, recording postponements
and reasons for delays.
We have asked the police in the past for
a summary of court conclusions without
success. Perhaps we are at fault for not
being more aggressive in asking for this
information.
We occasionally got a random summary
of court action, perhaps a few times a year,
but we were reluctant to publish random
information. We feel that if information on
convictions is published, it should be done
evenly and consistently. Furthermore, the
more serious cases are usually transferred
to courts in Freeport or Nassau which, for
us, are even less accessible than our local
court system.
Our being denied the crime information
became public a few days after a Guard-
ian reporter called the Abaco Chamber of
Commerce and wrote a story appearing
on February 25 on the escalating crime on
Abaco. On February 26 another article ap-
peared with a senior police official repudi-
ating the first story and stating that Abaco
crime and boat thefts were not that severe.
Four days later on March 2, The Abaco-
nian came out publicly with the informa-


tion that no further crime reports would be
released by the Abaco police, at least not in
the format as previously given.
On March 5 we received a personal call
from the Commissioner of Police which
was quite friendly and open. Basically,
we were told that the crime information is
available. Since we do not control that in-
formation, we will see what happens.
We have no desire to irritate or confront
our police who have enough to do manag-
ing the second largest island in The Baha-
mas with limited staff and equipment.
We will attempt to report on the more
serious crimes that come to our attention.
We do not have professional reporting staff
which can be assigned to researching crim-
inal activities. Therefore, we must rely on
the public bringing information to us.
Last summer and fall, and to a lesser
extent now, 30- to 40-foot boats powered
by large Yamaha outboard engines were
stolen regularly, sometimes during the first
night of a visitor's arrival. In fairness to the
police, many boats have been recovered -
off Spanish Wells, in Freeport, on Andros,
in Sandy Point, Moore's Island, Marsh
Harbour and Murphy Town. Most of these
thefts occurred during the 10-month period
between January and November when we
were not given crime reports. So we were
neither officially aware of these thefts nor
of the success rate of police at recovering
these boats.


Crime is on
the increase
Dear Editor,
I read with interest a recent article in
the Nassau Guardian responding to a letter
from Michael Albury about boat thefts and
crime in Abaco. Assistant Commissioner
of Police Hulan Hanna responded and I
quote, "By no stretch of the imagination is
crime out of control in Abaco."
Well, Mr. Hanna you are misinformed
and completely wrong about the crime situ-
ation here on Abaco. Crime on Abaco is
"out of control," and it will get worse if
immediate changes are not made.
I suggest you get a copy of the police
Crime Report which is published in The
Abaconian newspaper every two weeks.
I checked The Abaconian Crime Report
from November 1, 2008 February 15,
2009 (three and a half months) and there
were 206 incidents of crime reported and
13 boats stolen. These are crimes report-
ed to The Abaconian which may not be a
complete list.
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lice vehicles, police equipment and proper
stations with holding cells on the mainland
and cays to keep up with the criminals. The
main police station in Marsh Harbour is as
outdated as our Airport Terminal Building.
I hope it doesn't take as long to get a prop-
er police station as it's taking to get a new
Airport Terminal. But wait ....... let's put
the Airport Terminal on hold for another
35 years because a "new" Police Station is
more important at this point.
Mr. Hanna's comments in the Guardian
article are outrageous. If crime continues
to grow, which it will, Abaco's economy
and our lifestyle will be changed forever.
We don't want to be like Nassau and live
in jail with iron bars on our windows and
doors!
This is a crises -- is anyone in the gov-
ernment listening? Let's fix it before it's
too late.
Sincerely,
Bill Thompson
Marsh Harbour
Public needs information
about crime
To the Editor,
With the arrival on Abaco of a nascent
criminal class, perhaps an unintended con-
sequence of our rapid growth, it is essential
that policing tactics adapt to this unfortu-
nate situation. One adaptation is a stronger
role for the community in policing efforts.
For this to be effective, it is essential that
the community get as much information as
possible about criminal activity so that we
can be alert, helpful, and take whatever
reasonable precautionary measures are
called for. Boat theft is now rampant, often
at the rate of one to two per night. Reports
of more serious crime, such as a robbery at
knife point during junkanoo, are frequent
and unsettling. Without accurate informa-
tion on what crimes are being reported and
the response of law enforcement, it will be
difficult to help the police in community
policing, appreciate the work they are do-


The Editor Says...


ing, or hold them accountable for the ser-
vices they provide.
This growing problem represents a
threat to the Abaco economy given its po-
tential to drive off visitors or place them
increasingly in gated compounds. If the
police want the support of the community
in their policing efforts, don't keep us in
the dark.
Jim Todd
We need to take precau-
tions to protect ourselves
Dear Editor,
Yes, I agree we need to know about
crimes on Abaco. As a woman living alone
I personally need to be aware of break in
and serious crimes so I can be on the look
out for my own safety.
Surely if the public is informed, then
they can report to the police if they see
anything connected to the crime.
I hope you get a good response to your
article.
Barbara Foreman
Disturbed by
police policy
Dear Mr. Ralph,
I was deeply disturbed by the reference
in The Abaconian (March 1 2009 Edition,
Section B, Page 25) entitled Crime Report
Update. As an Attorney who practises
regularly in the Criminal Courts in Marsh
Harbour, as an Officer of The Court and
a Bahamian Citizen, I find it shocking and
outrageous that efforts are being made to
censure information that is in the public
interest. Escalating Crime throughout The
Bahamas (not only Abaco) is a cause for
deep concern, but for a Police Force to re-
strict or withhold information for the mere
sake of appearance will do nothing towards
solving the problem. How can the Force
hope or expect to foster better community

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ie report

We read in a Nassau paper of one boat
being recovered when the thief ran out of
gas off Spanish Wells. We are aware of
one being recovered on Moore's Island af-
ter the owner's family received a call at 2
a.m. that the boat had been moved from
its dock. That boat had been outfitted with
a tracking device which the U.S. Coast
Guard located in a secluded mangrove har-
bour on Moore's Island.
Separately, we are aware of an abduc-
tion of a foreign investor on February 21
by a machette-wielding assailant. The as-
sailant escaped when he drove his kidnaped
victim to Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour to
get money out of the ATM cash dispenser.
It happened on the day of the Junkanoo pa-
rade that was ongoing, and he got away
in the confusion. More recently, an 81-
year-old widow was held up in her home
in Marsh Harbour. She found two armed
and masked men in her home when she
went inside. They locked her in a closet
and stole her savings and her vehicle.
We believe the public should know what
criminal activities are taking place so ap-
propriate measures can be taken to protect
their property and personal safety. Only
the police can provide this information.
The public has an equal responsibility to
report all crimes to the police. The police
cannot be faulted for inaction to solving un-
known crimes. Leaving crimes unreported
does not give the police the data they need
which may lead to successful conclusions.


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Letters From Page 8

relations towards a common goal of com-
bating crime by pretending it does not ex-
ist? Keeping the Public ignorant as to the
happenings in the community (or muzzling
the press) will only exacerbate the problem
- not solve it.
While I can appreciate that there are
times when more is said about the failings
of a system / people than their strengths
and triumphs, to refuse to give a respon-
sible newspaper information which can
heighten people's awareness of a continu-
ing problem thereby making them allies in
the fight against crime, is inexcusable.
Rather than accelerating towards more
censorship at the cost of constitutional and
democratic principles, I do not see why our
Police cannot simply provide the informa-
tion and let us work towards solving what
is a Societal problem rather than casting
blame.
I sincerely hope that this issue will be
revised and reconsidered by those in au-
thority who have the power to do so, and
that they will once again provide your
newspaper with Official Crime reports.
Yours sincerely,
Alexander P. Maillis II
Bird life is prevalent
at Duck Pond
Dear Editor,
Our survey of the South Abaco Duck
Pond on March 3, 2009, revealed the
following species: Pied-billed Grebe 2,
Magnificent Frigatebird 1, Great Blue
heron 1, Great Egrt 4, Snowy Egret 2,
Tricolored Heron 8, Green Heron 1,
Gren-winged teal 6, Blue-winged Teal -
10, White-cheeked Pintail 40+, Turkey
Vulture 2, Osprey 2, Peregrine Fal-
con 2, American Coot 3, Killdeer 1
heard, Spotted Sandpiper -1, Royal Tern -
1, Brown Pelican -1, Loggerhead Kingbird
-1, Eastern Phoebe -1, Belted Kingfisher
-1, Gray Catbird 2, Northern Mocking-
bird 5, Prarie Warbler -1, Northern Wa-
terthrush -1, American Redstart -1, Black-
faced Grassquit 2, Red-winged Blackbird
-1, Banaquit -1, Common Yellowthroat -1.
Palm Warbler 2.
This is the only significant freshwater
pond of a permanent nature on Abaco south
of Marsh Harbour except for the meniscus


in Blue Holes and is a unique and important
bird habitat. It would be severely disturbed
by any development nearby, especially a
ferry terminal with all its activity and pol-
lution.
Sincerely,
Elwood D. Bracey, MD
Treasure Cay
Editor's Note: The Duck Pond that Dr.
Bracey is referring to is directly south of
the Sandy Point airport.
Cheers for the famers
Dear Editor,
We have enjoyed such a wonderful time
here in Marsh Harbour. It hasn't been
beach weather, but hey in Sonoma, Cali-
fornia, at home, it's raining and cold!
The one thing I looked forward to fresh
local tropical fruit salads and yummy salsas
of mangoes and papaya and pineapple with
local fish dishes were non-existent. Imag-
ine how excited I was to read The Abaconi-
an and find that there is a movement to help
farmers grow local produce! Hopefully, the
very next time we visit we will be able to
go to the Farmers' Market and have fresh
coconuts and Bahamian banana splits and
all sorts of local fresh delicious things.
Good luck and good wishes for a high-
ly successful agricultural future. We are
cheering you on.
Anne French-Duffield
We need a free press
This is a letter first printed in The Guardian
The Editor,
I wish to refer to the Guardian of Tues-
day, March 3rd, and to the story entitled
"Abaco Paper Denied Crime Reports."
I could not believe what I read. A police
officer with the audacity to gag the press. I
would like to believe that by now his supe-
rior has been in touch with him and given
him a good tongue lashing. This is unbe-
lievable in a free and sovereign nation like
The Bahamas. Without a free press anar-
chy survives.
I respectfully suggest that the newspa-
pers of the country unite and come to the
assistance of The Abaconian.
We must show Officer Smith that he
answers to the people when it comes to
FREEDOM, and he must not be allowed
to get away with such behaviour in a demo-
cratic country.
George R. Pinder


Abaco's major
deterrent for visitors
Dear Editor.
I was very interested in your editorial
headed "We must rise to face our chal-
lenges." However, there was one glaring
omission in the reasons you gave for the
fall in tourist numbers. The high cost of
getting to Abaco.
I have been running a charter boat out of
Marsh Harbour for the last four years and
one constant topic of conversation is the
price of an air ticket from Florida to our
area. Many Americans can simply not get
over the fact that they can travel thousands
of miles in their own country for less than
they are charged to fly the last 200 miles
from South Florida to Marsh Harbour.
During the years I have been here I have
had five charters collapse because of this
disparity. Last year I had one potential vis-
itor write to me saying he had been doing
research into the price of air fares to Abaco
and found them "unbelievable and outra-
geous." Three years ago I offered boating
friends the free use of the boat while I took
a vacation. They turned the offer down
when they found out that their tickets from
Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour were
going to be about twice the price of their
tickets from Washington, D.C. to Fort
Lauderdale.
Anyone that reads the international
press will know that tourist numbers are
falling quickly around the world. From
New Zealand to Thailand, from Greece to
Guam, tourism is hurting. Here is a quote
from The Guardian of February 17th."The
Maldives are best known as an upmarket
tourist destination where well-heeled visi-
tors pay thousands of pounds a night to
watch the sun sink into the crystal blue
waters of the Indian Ocean. But even in
paradise, fears of a global slowdown are
forcing drastic action. Such is the concern
about declining income from tourism, the
government has opted to sell off some of
the most potent symbols of state. First to
go is the presidential yacht, which will be
auctioned probably on eBay with a re-
serve price of $7.5m."And here is another


from The Daily Telegraph of the February
19th."It's high season in the Caribbean at
the moment. Normally, that would mean
full hotels charging their highest rates. But
this winter, it's an altogether different pic-
ture. Recession has resulted in a sharp fall
in the number of holiday makers visiting
the region from both Britain and the United
States. This means not only are there plen-
ty of flights, hotel rooms and villas, but
also there are offers galore."
And a few headlines from the interna-
tional press in the last two weeks. Bali ho-
tels slash rates to attract tourists. Top Lon-
don restaurants slash prices as recession
bites. Worldwide tourism expected to fall
in 2009. London luxury hotels slash rates.
Even the bottom of the market is suffer-
ing. Backpacker numbers are well down.
The publishers of Lonely Planet have had
to sack staff as the book fails to sell in the
new impoverished market. So generally
speaking it looks like tourism world wide
is taking a major hit. If The Bahamas relies
for 80 percent of its earning from tourists,
then The Bahamas should be making every
effort to retain what market share that it
can.
We are now all our own travel agents
thanks to the internet and comparing travel
costs is easy and quick. I did a survey for
the dates May 1 through May 10 and found
that I could buy a return ticket from Las
Vegas to Fort Lauderdale for $224.00.
From Washington return for $206.00.
From New York return for $190.79. Con-
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ers find they have to pay substantially more
than that to jump the short distance from
Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour.
Or consider this scenario. A married
couple with two teenage children living in
South Florida looking for a vacation where
it is warm, has beaches and snorkeling. It's
a lot cheaper for the family to fly to Costa
Rica, Cancun or even San Juan, Puerto
Rico than it is to fly to Abaco.
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More Central Abaco News


Central From Page 7
ers from Baltimore.
"This is much bigger than putting a puz-
zle together," says Kim. "It has brought
people together for great conversation. It
has been nice for boaters to sit with locals
and hear all about Abaco." Fridays were
also Joke Day when people told jokes while
putting together the puzzle.
After the puzzle had been left for a cou-
ple of days for people to admire, it was
dismantled and put back into its box. The
next 3,000 piece challenge was revealed.
This, when completed, will be a picture
of a circus full of cartoon characters. The
pieces are very small and the picture very
intricate so will require much patience and
a good eye. But anyone who would like to
try his skill is welcome to stop by and join
in the puzzle fun. "This will be the last one
for the year as after this the weather will
be getting warmer and things will be get-
ting busier. But we will begin again next
December," says Kim Sands.
Casiah's Candy Bar
By Jennifer Hudson
A new bulk candy store opened in Marsh
Harbur on February 13 and is proving a big
hit with people of all ages. Casiah's Candy
Bar, located in Memorial Plaza next to
Buds n' Blooms, is open Mondays through
Saturdays from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Own-
er Melinda Pinder says that children love
to come in after school each afternoon and


on Saturdays, but there are always other
customers at any time of day.
The shop is very colorful and enticing
with just about every type of candy one can
imagine from jelly beans to chocolate cov-
ered nuts all neatly stacked in see through
bins. The most popular so far have proved
to be the rock candy, chocolate covered
almonds, gummies, gum balls and jaw-
breakers, especially Boulders which are
so large the children say it takes a whole
week to eat one. There are also sugar-free
candies available. The candies sell for $9
per pound and can be bought in any quanti-
ty large or small (less than a pound is fine).
Customers can mix several types of candy
if they so desire.
There is also an assortment of novelty
toys and Mrs. Pinder is expecting more in
very soon along with a large shipment of
Easter eggs and baskets. Later in the year
a party room is planned for the area at the
back of the store which people will be able
to hire and have decorated for parties, and
there will be lots of toys for goody bags in
the store.
Since Mrs. Pinder is a florist, she is al-
ready working on the idea of candy bou-
quets. She says that the candy store fits
right in with the florist shop as flowers and
chocolates go hand in hand. People often
ask for chocolates to be sent along with a
bouquet.
Mrs. Pinder is excited about the shop's


grand opening which she hopes to hold at
the end of this month.
Dance performance
is coming up
By Jennifer Hudson
The children of the Marsh Harbour
School of Dance, under the direction of
Mrs. Elaine Pilon, will be presenting their
third annual show on March 20 and 21.
Performances on both evenings will be at 7


p.m. and there will also be a matinee per-
formance at 2 p.m. on March 21st. Perfor-
mances will take place at the New Vision
Ministries in Sweeting's Tract.
The programme will include excerpts
and songs from two well loved shows: Cin-
derella and the Sound of Music. Children
as young as four years are adorable as little
mice in the story of Cinderella and some

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a little older are very delightful fairies.
The children will be supported by several
adults in the major roles. Starring as Cin-
derella is Courtney Romer.
The Sound of Music, which is one of the
most beloved musicals of all time, will be
the main feature. Starring as the Von Trapp
children are some very talented little actors
who will steal your hearts. Bryan Thomp-
son will be performing as the Captain and
Sarah Stateley as Maria backed by a cast
of many talented people. Mrs. Pilon's
extremely artistic handyman husband has
been hard at work for months producing
excellent backdrops and props to enhance
the performance.
Tickets are now on sale priced at $10
per person; babies under one year of age
will be admitted free. For information on


where to purchase tickets call Elaine Pilon
at 367-0883 or 551-5883 or April Higgs
at 367-2213. These shows are always very
popular so book your tickets early.
Gymnastics will
be added soon
At the end of April Mrs. Pilon will
be expanding the Marsh Harbour Dance
School to include gymnastics for boys and
girls from four years to teenagers. This
will expand the programme which already
includes drama, dance and ballet. Adult
yoga and Middle Eastern Dance will be
available for adults. Classes will be held in
the building in the back of the ERA office
by the traffic light. Call 367-0883 or 551-
5883 for schedule and registration. Parents
are encouraged to register their children
early.


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Pioneers of Prosperity Awards Programme was launched


By Jennifer Hudson
The official launch of the Pioneers of
Prosperity (PoP) global awards programme
on Abaco was held on March 4 at the An-
glican Parish Church Hall in Marsh Har-
bour. Assisting with the launch on Abaco
were the Abaco Chamber of Commerce
represented by Michael Albury, Chamber
President, and the Bahamas Development
Bank represented by Marcus Cunningham,
Island Representative. Presenting an over-
view on behalf of PoP was Country Repre-
sentative, Abby Noble.
Partners of Prosperity is continuing in
its quest to identify, reward and promote
truly outstanding businesses that can serve
as role models to their peers. This global
awards programme seeks to inspire a new
generation of entrepreneurs in emerging
economies and business owners, and entre-
preneurs based on Abaco are being encour-
aged to participate in the programme which
is now in its third very successful year.
The programme has extended through-
out Africa during its first two years and
this year marks its official installation in
the Caribbean region including Belize,
Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Haiti,
Guyana, Jamaica and The Bahamas. "We
are excited to have our awards programme
in The Bahamas as part of our regional
Caribbean programme. Our commitment
lies in ensuring that small- and medium-
sized business owners can access financial
awards while being recognized for their
enormous contributions to nation build-
ing," commented Ms. Noble.
Advantages of applying for a PoP award
are the following:
Winners are awarded cash prizes rang-
ing from $5,000 to $100,000 to invest in
their company. Ten to fifteen awards of up


to $50,000 will be granted with at least one
winner from each country. One grand prize
of $100,000 will be awarded to the winner
for the entire region, and this will be pre-
sented at the awards ceremony in Jamaica.
Winners of the PoP Award are con-
nected to networks of technical expertise,
potential investors and other cutting edge
entrepreneurs on the local, regional and
global level.
Every company that is selected as a fi-
nalist will be showcased during the awards
ceremony, an event attended by business
leaders, innovators, top ranking govern-
ment officials and field experts.
"The PoP award is for small- and me-
dium-sized businesses. Companies eligible
for the award should have at least five and
no more than 250 employees and earn be-
tween $100,000 and $5,000,000 in rev-
enues per year. It is an advantage to have
been in business for at least two years. The
grants received by the winners will be for
investment in technical infrastructure such
as computers, training facilities and soft-
ware as well as training for their execu-
tives and employees to be disbursed with
accountability and transparency," stated
Ms. Noble.
Pioneers of Prosperity partners include
the John Templeton Foundation, the Inter-
American Development Bank, the OTF
Group which is the world's leading spe-
cialist in building country competitiveness
in emerging and transitional economies
around the world and the Social Equity
Venture Fund (SEVEN).
In his opening address, Mr. Albury
remarked that he believes that the Abaco
business community and business leaders
are indeed stellar role models for the entire
Bahamas and as such he wished to implore


all business leaders in attendance and en-
trepreneurs throughout Abaco who are eli-
gible to apply for an award.
Mr. Cunningham informed the audience
that just as the Pioneers of Prosperity pro-
gramme is centred on inspiring business
leaders, so is The Bahamas Development
Bank which has, over the past 31 years,
provided financing to enterprising business
leaders to support their various entrepre-
neurial and business pursuits.
Following her overview, Ms. Noble en-
couraged all present to sign up online at


www. pioneersofprosperity.org. Although
the current application deadline is March
9, Ms. Noble stated that if the expected
quota of applications was not received by
that date, the deadline may be extended
giving more persons time to apply.
Some of the businesses which have al-
ready received awards are agri industries
- exporters of vegetables and coffee, tele-
marketing and customer service, digital
television and Internet service via satellite
and a web service company.


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highlight their accomlishments so they are a role model for other businesses. The main
presenter was Abby Noble, who is the country representative for the program. The pre-
sentation was made on March 4 at the Anglican Hall. Others taking part in the program
were Ejnar Cornish with Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, Abaco office;
Administrator Cephas Cooper; Preston Roberts, Chief Councillor for South Abaco; Ms.
Noble; Marcus Cunningham, Bahamas Development Bank, Abaco office; and Michael
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The Island Pass and CFM Inaugural
flight to the Island of Abaco touched down
at the Cherokee Air FBO, Marsh Harbour
Airport, on February 25 carrying a five-
member executive team. The Island Pass
executives disembarked to lively island
music and were met by Abaco's Island Ad-
ministrator, Chief Councillor, Airport Su-
perintendent and Senior officials from the
Customs, Immigration and Police Depart-
ments as well as representatives from the
Ministry of Tourism, Abaco Beach Resort
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tor of the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco of-
fice, welcomed the group and stated that
the fact that they have come at a time when
there is a downturn in the economy shows
the confidence they have in the economy of
Abaco and its people.
Administrator Cephas Cooper remarked
that only a few days previously they had
welcomed Sky Bahamas to Abaco provid-
ing additional domestic airlift. "Today we
are just as happy to welcome Island Pass
which will provide direct international


flights which promise to be convenient,
reliable and affordable," he stated. "This
will be a tremendous investment for Abaco
and will provide an added boost and stim-
ulus to the local economy. Taxi drivers,
hotel operators and restaurateurs will be
very happy about today and this endeavour
will be mutually beneficial." Mr. Cooper
pledged full support for the airline and
wished it every success.
Mr. Kevin Ream, founder of Island
Pass, was overwhelmed by the reception
received. "I never expected such a warm
welcome and am excited for this oppor-
tunity." he stated. "We have a good cus-
tomer base in the United States and will
be offering good quality service. There is
a wonderful environment here and won-
derful hospitality." Mr. Ream stated how
happy he was to have the members of his
executive team traveling with him.
"This project has been in the planning
stages for several years and while other is-
lands had been considered, we have focused
completely on Abaco," stated Mr. Ream,
who is also considering adding Melbourne
and West Palm Beach to the list of destina-


tions very shortly. He is very pleased with
the response he has already received.
When asked why he chose Abaco, Mr.
Ream replied that he has been visiting
Abaco for years. He is a pilot and entre-
preneur, boater and sailor so Abaco was
an obvious choice. Island Pass will offer
service once a day on Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Monday into Marsh Harbour
and on Wednesday and Thursday into
Treasure Cay. Flights will depart Daytona
at 7:30 a.m. and leave Abaco at 10 a.m.
The aircraft used by Island Pass are owned
and operated by Corporate Flight Manage-
ment which has been operating since 1982.


The planes are Executive Class BAe Jet-
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that carry 19 passengers. Their cruising
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Persons wishing to book flights or make
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line to www. FlyIslandPass.com.
Following the welcoming ceremony Mr.
Ream and his executive team were taken
on a tour of the airport terminal and the
town of Marsh Harbour, then onto lunch at
the Abaco Beach Resort before departing
Abaco at 3 p.m.


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Surfing competition brought out skilled surfers


Supporters and competitors turned out
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Garbanzos on Elbow Cay for the second
Bahamas Surfing Association contest of
the winter season. Conditions were very
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Second place finisher Josh Sands shows his
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held on February 22.


Andrew Wilhoyte shows his skill on the surf board
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competition


aggressive surfing from all competitors.
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A big thank you to everyone
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Abaco Markets Limited announces the
closure of its Cost Right Abaco store to-
day (March 9) due to its non-performance
despite significant investment and restruc-
turing.
Cost Right Abaco was closed at 6pm
today as senior Management met with its
employees. All employees will receive full
severance packages with the majority of
the 14 person staff receiving their packages
immediately and some remaining on staff to
assist with the transfer of both product and
equipment to the Group's other locations.
The Company has also offered continued
coverage on the Group's health insurance
plan for up to 6 months to enable affected


employees to find alternative coverage.
"We very much regret the closure of
Cost Right Abaco after the commitment
to relaunch it was made only last year with
over $lm invested to revitalize this loca-
tion," says Mr. Gavin Watchorn, Presi-
dent, Abaco Markets Limited. "We've
tried many options from wholesale to the
revamped Club model to the reintroduction
of retail product most recently with no
success. Unfortunately, despite this sig-
nificant investment and the many changes,
Cost Right Abaco continues to lose money
- both in terms of lagging sales and high in-
ventory losses," explains Mr. Watchorn.
Abaco Markets reveals that the Board
had been contemplating closing the store


Cost Right, a wholesale club-type store in Marsh Harbour, closed on March 9. The store
was losing money despite the parent company making extensive renovations and improve-
ments recently. The parent company, Abaco Markets, was begun many years ago by a
group of Marsh Harbour businessmen. They began with one grocery store, Abaco Mar-
kets, and expanded by buying Golden Harvest and opening Sawyer's Market and Abaco
Wholesale, all very successful. They were eventually bought out by a group from Nassau.
Cost Right, originally Abaco Wholesale, is the last of their enterprises on Abaco.


for some time but, in an effort to avoid
such action, the Group sought out potential
purchasers for the business and had been
in discussions with a particular group for
several months. When a potential sale be-
came a possibility, the Company decided
to keep the location open in the hope of
concluding a sale. However, it recently be-
came clear that a sales agreement would
not be reached and the store's performance
has continued to deteriorate. "This location
has been subsidized by other Group loca-
tions for several years now but given the
uncertainty in today's economic climate,
Management determined that, more than
ever, this just isn't the economy or time
for taking unnecessary losses or risks," ex-
plains Mr. Watchorn. "Closing Cost Right
Abaco has been a very difficult decision
- especially at a time like this," says Mr.
Watchorn. "However, we have worked
hard to rebuild our Company and all of our
locations, with the exception of Cost Right
Abaco, are now stable and consistently
profitable. It is important that we stop the
significant drain of resources and focus on
the solidly performing locations in the best
interest of the Company, our shareholders
and our employees," he adds.
"We have been very committed to do-
ing what we can to maintain a solid per-
forming location there," says Mr. R. Craig
Symonette, Chairman & CEO, Abaco
Markets Limited. "Abaco Markets start-
ed in Abaco and this decision to close
is something we have struggled with for
a long time trying so many different op-
tions and investing a lot of money to make
it work. However, we are just not getting
enough support to sustain the investment
and focus there. While we are very disap-


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pointed to close Cost Right Abaco, we are
doing what is best for the Company as a
whole particularly given the current eco-
nomic environment which will require the
focus and dedication of all our resources to
ensure that the great steps we have made
toward stability are safeguarded," explains
Mr. Symonette.
"We very much appreciate our employ-
ees in Abaco who have worked hard and
tried many things to improve our business
there. We know this will be a difficult
time for these employees and their families
which is why we immediately secured full
benefit packages to help with this transi-
tion," says Mr. Watchorn. The Company
expects to take a one-time charge of ap-
proximately $300k related to the closure
- the majority of which being reserved
for severance packages. The Company is
hopeful that a sale or lease agreement for
the building will be put in place in the near
future. Abaco Markets Limited requests
that any queries, collections or concerns
are directed to its corporate headquarters
in Nassau. Phone 242-325-2122, P.O. Box

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world will turn off their lights for one hour
on March 28 at 8.30 p.m. sending a pow-
erful global message that it's possible to
take action on global warming.
The BNT asks that persons spread
awareness of Earth Hour throughout the
community and that we "all do our part to
help reduce the carbon footprint."


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Eighty-one-year-old Lily Sands was
held up at gun point at 7:45 a.m. on
March 2. Returning early Sunday morn-
ing to her home in Cove Estates, she
found a window broken. She entered
the house only to be met at the door by
two masked gunmen who forced her into
a bedroom. When she thought they had
left, she came out of the bedroom, only
to find that they were still in her house.
She was then forced into a closet with a
gun to her chest. The two men took about
$300, a .410 gauge shotgun that her hus-
band had owned and stole her car.
Miss Lily, as everyone knows her by,
is a taxi driver who had taken people to
the airport for an early morning flight,
and it was on her return that she was ac-
costed by the gunmen. The money they


The funeral service for Samson McIn-
tosh, 77, of Fire Road was held on Febru-
ary 28th at the New St. Andrew's Baptist
Church in Fire Road. Rev. Eulin McIn-
tosh officiated and interment followed in
the public cemetery in Fire Road.
He is survived by nieces Alvera Rolle,
Inez Pritchard, Hattie McIntosh, Shan-
namae Hall, Minie Johnson, Valderine
Adderley, Rubylee Gardiner, Cassie
Moncur, Urena Russell, Rebecca McIn-
tosh, Iva Duncombe and Elladyce Saun-
ders; nephews Shelton Gardiner, Rev.
Eulin Cedric, O'Donald, Omri, Homer,
Annon and Demario McIntosh; grand-
nieces Dorlene Poitier, Vernell Swain
and Tishka Pritchard, Curlene Roberts,
Nelrose Parker, Valarie Braithwaite,
Karen Lightbourne, Joycelyn Saunders,
Andrea Joseph, Sophia Dames, Bianca
Christie, Anthlee and Aniqua Adderley,
Renay Cornish, Patrece and Kim Bail-
lou, Valencia Brennen, Coranell, Make-
lle and Shanaka Hall, Cokeann Sawyer,


took was to pay for her taxi licencing.
They were dressed entirely in black with
ski masks and gloves.
Miss Lily called for help and the po-
lice were called. Their response was very
quick as they have been called there pre-
viously. Her vehicle was recovered late
that afternoon.
This is the third time her house has
been broken into through a window that
the intruders broke. The previous times
they were gone by the time she discov-
ered the break-in.
On March 7 Miss Lily's shop in down-
town Marsh Harbour was broken in for
the fifth or sixth time. The shop windows
have iron bars at the windows but the
bars on the windows at the back of the
shop are cut each time.


Carolee Russell and Dashanique Gar-
diner, Shannalee Sands, Glen and Kay
Cooper, Marilyn Laing, Nicole Cole-
brooke, Tina Sargent, Abigain McIntosh,
Tounia Knowles, Jackie McIntosh, Cin-
der McIntosh and Edris Curry, Shantell
and Cassie McIntosh, Marsha Bastian,
Rose Pritchard, Ina Sturrup, Patricia
Bootle and Faye McIntosh; grandneph-
ews Leo, Nobeth and Deorile McIntosh,
Doral, Kirkland, Dwaye, Drexel, Oscar
and Troy McIntosh, Jerome McIntosh,
Ken, Willard, Keshawn and Hansen
Gardiner, Jeremy Omri Jr., and Verdell
McIntosh; Fritz and Rufus Pritchard Jr.,
Joseph, Michael, James, Marvin and
Zendell Pritchard, Leon Thompson, Lio-
nel, Prince and Jonathan Johnson, Ced-
ric Gardiner, Ronald Bootle, Zhivago
Dames and Dr. Kenneth Strachan; great-
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The Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of
Housing, gave a review of the government
projects on Abaco in his address to the
House recently. Most of these projects are
in Central Abaco.
These are his comments.
"Central Pines II: Ninety four lots were
made available for sale during December
2008 and over 200 applications have been
received.
"Mur-
phy Town
extension:
A new 200-
acre subdi-
vision west
of Murphy
Town is be-
ing surveyed
now and will
Kenneth Russell be in full de-
velopment
soon. Six hundred service lots will be
available in 2010/2011.
"Spring City: While there was no ex-
isting community lay out, this had to be
re-designed. We were able to build in ar-
eas where the services existed (i.e. water,
lights, telephone). Out of the 100 homes
scheduled to be built by the Department
of Housing, we were able to construct 75.


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foot. Abaco residents of Snake Cay who
were housed in Spring City after the 2004
storms have been offered the parcel of land
on which the house constructed by NEMA
was built for $0.02 per square feet. There
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"We are now preparing for the bidding
and contracting of the roads, power and
water. Then we will continue the building
programme with the remaining 25 houses.
Two hundred twenty-nine service lots will
be put on sale after the development is
completed in its entirety.
"Green Turtle Cay: The government has
land on the cay, has already contracted a
planner who will provide proper layouts
and schematics make lots available for the
young residents who live there.
"Sands Cove: (Sandy Point) Phase num-
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By Jennifer Hudson
The Environmental Group, Friends of
the Environment, encourages young peo-
ple to be good stewards of the environ-
ment through several different initiatives
organized throughout the year, one of
which is the Junior Board Members pro-
gramme. This is a programme in which
students become one year environmen-
tal ambassadors, representing Friends,
on their school campuses. They inspire,
promote, initiate and lead positive envi-
ronmental activities reporting back to the
Friends board. "This provides an excel-
lent opportunity for the students, not only
for the experiences it affords them, but
also for them to be able to include this
information in their college and job ap-
plications," says Friends' Education Of-
ficer, Enzil Cooper.
Applications are sent out to the schools
for interested students to sign up. Once a
student has become a Junior Board Mem-
ber, he/she attends meetings at Friends to
share thoughts and learn more ideas to take
back to the school. The junior board mem-
bers write articles for the Friends' news-
letter E-Friends which goes out to schools
once a moth to keep the students engaged.
Teachers as well as students share their
ideas in this newsletter and students are en-
couraged to consider careers in the field.
"The Junior members show an interest in
their environment, the people of Abaco
and its heritage and are a valuable asset to
the Friends' Education programme," states
the E-Friend newsletter.


The two
newest Ju-
nior Board
Members
are Joy Ar-
cher of St.
Francis de
Sales School
and Letika
Williams of
Joy Archer S.C. Bootle
High School.
"My greatest desire is to see my Bahama-
land restored to its natural beauty," says
Joy. Letika states, "I think that we have
a lovely environment, and we should do
what we can to care for it. I am glad for
this opportunity to make a difference in
our schools as a campus ambassador board
member for Friends of the Environment."
Blaine Fenelus and Adrianna Philpot com-
pleted their terms as Junior Board Mem-
bers in December 2008.
Another aspect of the Friends Educa-
tional Programme is their Early Childhood
Education Programme. This provides an

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integrated
approach
to educa-
tion for
ages from
Kindergar-
ten through
Grade 2.
The chil-
dren are
Letika Williams taught to
keep their
environment clean and how to recycle so
that it becomes a part of their everyday
routine from a young age and encourages
good habits. There is a beautification com-
ponent in which the children learn to put
together and operate a garden. This pro-
gramme is certified annually during visits
by Friends of the Environment to the cam-
pus and in order to keep their certification
the school has to keep its efforts going.
This programme is partnered by the Min-
istry of Tourism as part of the Keep Abaco
Beautiful programme.


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role in tourism promotion and that the gov-
ernment "had plans to more fully integrate
the airline with the tourism industry and
airlift/strategy." Well, in my opinion the
quicker the better! Marsh Harbour has an
"international" airport. Technically that is
correct, but as international flights go, it
is only a hop and a skip to South Florida.
Long haul international flights can be found
for as little as six cents per mile flown.
Getting to Abaco can be up to $1.00 a mile
flown.
Maybe the new thinking should be not
so much profits for the national flag carrier
but the start of an air bridge from South
Florida to Marsh Harbour on a cost plus
basis. Bahamasair chairman J. Barrie Far-
rington recently stated, "We're trying to
introduce into the management and em-
ployee thinking at Bahamasair, the private
sector approach to running a business -
those techniques, principals and method-
ologies that enable us to be proactive, take
the initiative and react quickly to events."
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speed. Let's see some reaction please.
World Wanderer
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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian


People in the News


April is Coastal Awareness

Month nationwide


ERA Dupuch Real Estate
Team Bucks Realty Trends
At a time when real estate agents in the
US are bailing, looking for jobs in any in-
dustry that has a better shot at steady in-
come than theirs, one Abaco couple is dig-
ging their heels in, moving up, not out.
The couple, James and Donna Rees,
both recently achieved the same goal and
earned BRI certification. They've moved
from agents to brokers at ERA Dupuch
Real Estate in Marsh Harbour.
"It's pretty easy to spot our office,"
says Mr. Rees. "It's in the Stratton Insur-
ance Building, that's the one on the corner
by the only traffic light on Abaco."
The office by the island's only traffic
light and the familiar ERA Dupuch sign
isn't all that sets the Reeses apart. During
times that would send other agents' teeth
chattering from being left out in the cold,
they are comfortable with the state of real
estate in Abaco, which is holding its own
against the fallout that toppled the U.S.
housing market.
"While the market here is seeing adjust-
ments, we have not seen the losses that are
taking place in the United States," says
Donna Rees. "In fact, the lower end prop-
erties have not lost much value at all."
If Abaco properties, especially in the
south end where the Rees's are based, have
staved off the roller coaster ride experi-
enced elsewhere, the Reeses are familiar
with its ups and downs. Born and raised in
The Bahamas, they moved to Florida dur-
ing their children's school years, return-
ing when the last child entered college in
2003.
"In time everything fluctuates up and


James and Donna Rees
down," says Mr. Rees. "In Florida during
the early '80s, Port Saint Lucie had 18,000
people and our first house was around
$30,000. When we left there in 2003 there
were 140,000 people and that same type
of house was $125,000. We are not that
concerned and will continue to do our best.
Abaco is a very special place."
Abaco Woman Named
as Administrator
By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Therese Bootle Bethel from Coo-
per's Town is the first female from Abaco
to be named Family Island Administrator.
Until the title was changed to Family Is-
land Administrator in 1996, the most se-
nior person on a Family Island was called
Family Island (or Out Island) Commis-
sioner. This post was traditionally reserved
solely for older men but nowadays younger
people and females are now able to hold
such positions.
Mrs. Bethel, who is the daughter of Ev-
erette Bootle, underwent six months of rig-
orous training in Nassau and was sworn in
by Magistrate Roger Gomez.


By Michelle Mikula
During the entire month of April there
will be a concentrated effort placed on
the coastal environment on Abaco in con-
junction with the national celebration of
Coastal Awareness Month.
This year's nationwide theme I Care...
Do You? hopes to influence the Baha-
mian communities to become involved
in the clean-up activities that will be tak-
ing place on their islands. The month
also incorporates awareness and educates
the public on the importance of protect-
ing and preserving our country's coastal
zones.
Leading the efforts on Abaco for
Coastal Awareness Month are Friends
of the Environment and the Abaco Tour-
ist Office. Activities scheduled for the
month of April include environmental
workshops, trash-a-thons, a science fair
and community beautification projects.
"Last year's support from the Abaco
community was tremendous, having col-
lected 720 bags of garbage that includ-
ed 14,000 pounds of trash and 29,000
pounds of recyclables," said Bernadette


Hall of the Abaco Tourist Office. In an
attempt to exceed its previous record,
the organizers are hoping to generate in-
volvement and support from the public,
inclusive of: the business community,
civic groups, churches and the schools
here on Abaco.
Those interested in participating in the
activities planned for Coastal Awareness
Month are asked to contact Bernadette
Hall at 367-3067 or bhall@bahamas.
com.
Calendar for Coastal
Awareness Month on Abaco
April 2nd and 3rd Union Jack Beau-
tification
April 6th Environmental Protection
Workshop
* April 18th Community clean-up trash-
a-thon
* April 22nd Small Hotel Environmen-
tal Workshop
* April 24th Earth Day Science Fair
* April 25th Community clean-up trash-
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Keep Abaco Beautiful was honored for


high performance achieved in 2008


By Michelle Mikula
Local Organization Recognized as
Among the "Best of the Best" Nationwide
Keep Abaco Beautiful received the
Keep America Beautiful President's Circle
Award at the President's Circle Award
Luncheon which took place during Keep
America Beautiful's 55th annual National
Conference in Washington, D.C.. The
President's Circle Award recognizes ex-
emplary performance made by certified af-
filiates of the national nonprofit to reduce
litter, minimize waste and beautify and im-
prove their local communities.
In qualifying for a President's Circle
Award, Keep Abaco Beautiful has met
Keep America Beautiful's standards of
excellence by conducting an annual Litter
Index, calculating the affiliate's cost/ben-
efit ratio and engaging volunteers to take
greater responsibility for their community
environment. In addition, award recipients
must conduct activities in Keep America
Beautiful's three core focus areas of litter
prevention, waste reduction and beautifica-
tion/community improvement.
"Keep America Beautiful is committed
to making a simple premise work in com-
munities across the nation engaging in-
dividuals to take greater responsibility for
improving their community environments,"
said President & CEO Matthew McKenna
of Keep America Beautiful. "One of the
national organization's most effective tools
is the work of our grassroots network of
affiliate organizations which has an impact
on millions of Americans each year. Our
affiliates are providing real solutions to
problems like litter, graffiti, illegal dump-
ing and other community blights," added
Mr. McKenna in announcing the 2008
award winners. "By enabling people of all
ages to participate in community improve-
ment efforts, Keep Abaco Beautiful is rep-
resented among the best in promoting the
values Keep America Beautiful espouses
nationally."
Litter Index: The Keep America Beau-
tiful Litter Index is a tool used by KAB af-
filiates to measure litter from year to year,
identify "hot spots" and track their prog-
ress in remedying the problem. The tool
uses a four-point Likert-type ordinal scale
(ranging from 1 no litter to 4 extremely
littered). The Litter Index can be applied
to rural or urban areas of any population
size. Each year, affiliates grade their com-
munities during a drive-by examination of
the same areas at the same time of the year.
This provides an indication of the success
of each community's anti-littering educa-
tion and other anti-littering programs.
Keep Abaco Beautiful conducted its Litter

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Use cold water rather than hot
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Index this past April 2008; Marsh Harbour
rated a 2 on the Litter Index scale.
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About Keep Abaco Beautiful
The program was officially launched
on Abaco in September 2007 in an effort
to engage individuals and organizations in
activities that would improve their com-
munity environments. Since the launch of
the program the community of Abaco has
taken a greater responsibility towards their


environment. The committee, which com-
prises of representatives from the Abaco
Tourist Office, Friends of the Environment
and other private and public agencies host
annual events that include clean up cam-
paigns, an adopt-an-area program and a
Christmas Best Kept Yard Competition.


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in our Tourism Industry who have done so much for us all as a Nation
Sand Region.

S 6:30pm 8:00pm at our Pool Bar featuring live authentic Rake 'n I
Scrape, 2 for 1 on select cocktails, complimentary conch fritters and
complimentary 15 minute shoulder and neck massages.

8:00pm 10:00pm in Angler's Restaurant featuring live entertain-
ment by Stephen Colebrook and Bob Kramm, a special menu in addi- (
tion to our regular menu and drawings for door prizes.

St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2009)

gJoin us for a special Irish themed menu and specialty drinks in An-
Sgler's Restaurant.

Enjoy the contemporary piano music and rich soulful vocals of the
wonderful "Stephen Colebrook", performing in Anglers Restaurant
SWednesday-Sunday 6:30pm until, at the Pool Bar Thursday-Saturday
12:30pm to 2:30pm and during our Gospel Sunday Lunch 1:00pm to
3:00pm. _

Every Thursday in Anglers Restaurant join us for our Talent Show-
case. Starting at 7:00pm Until

SReserve your tickets today for our now famous Bahamian Full Moon
Party to be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 featuring Gary McDonald
O and the Impact Band.

Auditions Being Held: We are looking for talented people of all
j ages to sing during our weekly Gospel Sunday Brunch. Call for more
information 367-2158

To the General Public: We'want to thank you for your continued
Support and look forward to seeing you.

For more information on any of the upcoming events, please con-
tact our Concierge via telephone 367-2158 ext. 6021 or email Con-
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Treasure Cay hosted People to People reception


By Mirella Santillo
The annual People to People function
sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism to
acknowledge second homeowners and
boaters took place in Treasure Cay this
year on February 25th.
The event turned out to be an evening
of fun, music and entertainment orches-
trated by six ladies from the Abaco Tour-
ism Office. They welcomed the new-
comers and organized quizzes, games
and dance contests throughout the event
keeping the atmosphere up-beat and jo-
vial.
The Coco Beach Bar which is part of
the Treasure Cay Hotel and Marina was
the venue for the occasion and by 6 p.m.
tables already displayed an assortment of
conch fritters, fresh pineapple-flavored
meat balls, marinated chicken wings and a
choice of various fruits, cookies and cakes.


Mr. Decarlo McPhee, Manager of Burns
House Ltd, on Abaco had set up a compli-
mentary bar alfresco on the deck and the
band of Chris Russell and Toni Toni al-
ready had the place swinging with Calypso
and salsa. Two arts and crafts vendors,
Mrs. Susan Sawyer with shell and coco-
nut jewelry and Mrs. Lorraine Edgecombe
with straw bags and accessories, attracted
interested on-lookers.
MC for the evening, Ms. Michelle
Makula, announced the beginning of the
entertainment with a show of Bahamian
craft items modeled by the Ministry of
Tourism's ladies. They modeled straw
bags, coconut shell necklaces and bracelet
and other craft. During the evening the la-
dies went through the crowd selling raffle
tickets. The prizes had been donated by
two local airlines. Twin Air /Calyso Air
with round-trip tickets to Fort Lauderdale


and the new Sky Bahamas with tickets to
Nassau.
The proceeds were to help the local
Rangers to provide uniforms to their ca-
dets for their April installation. Ranger
Akeem Saunders explained the program,
new on Abaco, to the assembly. "We are
trying to stir the youth of Abaco in the
right direction," he said, "with social- in-
teraction, field trips and leadership expe-
riences."
While people lined along the food tables
or made their way to the bar, others took
part in answering trivia questions, show-
ing their ability at keeping the hoola-hoop
twirling or their agility at limbo. Many


were those who gave it a try and many
more those who entered the dance compe-
tition. The winners were rewarded with T-
shirts or "green bags."
The Treasure Cay Explorers, the Junk-
anno group who this year's competition,
made their entrance. With drums and cow
bells resounding and with colorful cos-
tumes topped by feathered head-gears, they
filled the room with a rhythm contagiously
shared by the spectators.
The raffle marked the end of event.
Whether winner or not, people left the
party in a happy and satisfied mood. The
event was coordinated by Ms. Doranell
Swain.


By Jennifer Hudson
Quite a number of Haitians have a very
enterprising business going. They are turn-
ing something which would otherwise be
wasted into a useful commodity. From old
casuarina tress they make charcoal. The
old dumpsites (not the new landfill) are a
popular place for the making of charcoal
and also they use any cleared areas where
there is casuarina wood. There is often a
very plentiful supply at the dumps because
people take the casuarinas there by the


truck load after clearing their lots.
A large hole is dug and then logs of
casuarina are piled up in the hole. Bush
is then placed on top and finally covered
with a layer of soil to form something like
an old fashioned oven. A small hole is left
through which to put the fire which lights
the wood. I was informed that "a good
quality solid coal is left." This is then put
into sacks and is sold as barbeque coal.
Many customers order and buy this char-
coal at $35 a sack.


The Abaco Tourism Office annually holds a People to People reception to show apprecia-
tion for the second homeowners and boaters that visit Abaco. This year the reception was
held at the Coco Beach Bar in Treasure Cay. The event brought out many visitors who
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March 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section A Page 23


Garden club hears from orchid expert


By Mirella Santillo
Upon entering Mrs. Shirley Higgs' pa-
tio for the monthly meeting of the Baha-
mas Horticultural Society Abaco Branch,
one could not help but notice the luscious
display of numerous orchids covering two
large tables. It was February 14th and the
chairs set by the pool filled early with
many interested in the day's topic and at-
tracted by the out-of- the-ordinary auction
lots: all the orchids on display, brought
from Nassau by Mr. David Higgs, the pre-
senter, were to be sold at the end of the
presentation. He divulged orchid care and
propagation to an audience of orchid lovers
who hoped to learn a few tips on how to
grow their favorite flower.
After a brief description of the genus and
a list of the most commonly found orchids,
Mr. Higgs proceeded to demonstrate how
to propagate a cattleya that he had brought


with him for that purpose. He explained
that the orchid family is comprised of over
30,000 species, offering an infinite variety
to choose from. They can be divided into
two categories: monopodial plants grow-
ing from a single bud or sympodial grow-
ing laterally from rhizomes. Most orchids
found wild in The Bahamas are epiphyte,
those that grow on trees. People interested
in historical anecdotes learnt that the first
orchid ever imported to the United King-
dom came from The Bahamas.
According to Mr. Higgs, selecting an or-
chid is a matter of choice and availability.
Orchids are hardy plants and not difficult
to grow if basic rules of proper light expo-
sure, watering and fertilizing are followed.
Most of these plants need good light, but
no direct sun for some of the thinner leafed
species. All require humidity, some more
than others and all must have good air cir-


culation. Regular fertilizing is also a must.
Media can vary depending on the type of
orchid. Tree bark, Osmunda bark, sphag-
num moss or pre-mixed media are avail-
able commercially.
The propagation and repotting demon-
stration followed, a procedure that held
the audience captive. When an orchid has
outgrown its pot, it must be divided, ex-
plained Mr Higgs, who proceeded to cut
the Cattleya used in the demonstration into
four or five sections, each comprised of
three to five bulbs.
The auction was conducted as usual


by Mr Jack Hardy, who worked his way
through a particularly long session since so
many plants were offered. The first lot was
a large blooming Bromeliad; There were a
few vegetable seedlings but everyone was
waiting for the orchids with the bidding
starting at $15 for the smaller plants and
$20 for the larger ones.
Hardly anyone left empty-handed that
day but many were the ones who needed a
tray to carry their precious bargains.
The next meeting is scheduled for March
14th at the home of Mr. Jim Eastwood.


World Wide Ministries donates to North Abaco
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The Horticultural Society of the Bahamas Abaco Branch met on February 14 at the home
of the President of the Society, Mrs. Shirley Higgs, left, to hear Mr. David Higgs discuss
the growing of orchids. He brought many plants to be auctioned off raising funds for the
club to use. Pictured here is Jack Hardy auctioning the plants.


World Wide Ministries based in Fort Lauderdale has made a donation of 16 pallets of
supplies to be shared between the Open Door Ministry in Fox Town headed by Lin-
den Mclntosh and the Red Cross of North Abaco. The supplies included health care
products, personal hygiene items, clothing, food, ceiling tile and toys. The Red Cross
will see that the elderly and needy receive the suplies. Glender Knowles and Barbara
Johnson accepted the donation on behalf of the Red Cross and Patrece Russellfrom Fox
Town represented the Open Door Ministry.


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Uiwpotinf
Abaco must work to
keep visitors coming
By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas tourism product has al-
ready taken a major hit because of the glob-
al economic meltdown and the recession is
not being shy, as it has also had an effect
on Abaco heading into an uncertainty that
has many wondering how they will survive
in 2009. Hundreds of hotel workers have
already been laid off in New Providence
and now properties on Abaco are adding
employees to the unemployment line as
the Minister of Tourism, Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace, and his team are searching
for ways to get the country through this
recession.
The Abaco Club has already laid off
some employees and the other hotels and
resorts in Abaco are stating there may be
more lay-offs to come. Mr. Wanderpool-
Wallace is developing a new business plan
to address the issues regarding our ap-
proach to promote the Bahamas and spe-
cific promotion of each destination. Tour-
ism has returned to the old concept that it
is better in The Bahamas.
For the next year there are some con-
cerns for the destination in terms of tour-
ism depending on how the economy turns.
All partners have to do a better job, giving
a product of value to all of the guests they
are trying to invite. Abaco has the capacity
to withstand a downturn for a short period
of time and for the short term the destina-
tion should be okay.
Abaco does have a unique product with
the majority of its visitors being second
homeowners and boaters. With the drop
in fuel prices, more boaters will be able
to make the trip over to The Bahamas and
keep their yachts on Abaco for a longer pe-
riod of time. It is still early in 2009 but the
cays and the Abaco Club have seen their
numbers dwindle already coming into the
new year.
This is where Abaconians need to focus
on more niche tourism opportunities to at-
tract guests who normally wouldn't travel
to the islands. There needs to be more en-
tertainment and activities in the different
settlements to give visitors a native taste of
The Bahamas.
Our business on Abaco is much differ-
ent than a lot of other places. Abaco itself
is not just a resort area with individual re-
sorts but second homes with the villas and
condominiums. Because people own those
properties, they will continue to support
those properties and provide the basis for
us to have fairly strong business.


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By Michelle Mikula
The Abaco Tourist Office was able to
present The Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Ranger Program with a monetary donation
after staging its annual People to People/
Winter Resident Reception Raffle.
Each year the Abaco Tourist Office
teams up with several of their industry
partners to hold a raffle that raises funds
for a community initiative within Abaco.
This year the Abaco Tourist Office se-
lected the Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Ranger Program, which is a program that
instills discipline, responsibility and self
worth into the young people of Abaco.
The Ranger Program was launched on
Abaco in October of last year by Petty Of-
ficer Shane Bain and Able Seaman Akeem
Saunders and is currently active in both
Abaco Central High School and the Sher-
lin C. Bootle Highy School. Abaco, along
with New Providence and Andros, are the
only Islands where the program is being
carried out.
The donation made to the program was
to assist with the purchasing of the uni-
forms for the Rangers who will be installed
into the program on April 4th at the Marsh


Harbour Port. To receive further informa-
tion on the Ranger Program, please contact
Mr. Bain or Mr. Saunders at 367-6627.


Partnering with the Abaco Tourist Of-
fice this year was Burns House Ltd., Twin
Air Calypso and Sky Bahamas.


The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism organizes a People to People reception for
second homeowners, winter visitors and boaters as a token of appreication for their sup-
port of Abaco. Each year the staff holds a raffle at these receptions to raise money for a
local community program. This year the donation went to the Rangers, a program of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force for high school students to help them develop into good
citizens. Shown here are Doranell Swain, Petty Officer Shane Bain, Able Seaman Akeem
Saunders and Wynsome Ferguson.


Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama, around 1954


This is a photograph taken by Owanta Gottleib when they lived in Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama. It was a birthday party and was taken
around 1954. Can you identify any of these children? Maybe you recognize yourself or maybe a friend. Let us hear from you. You
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Church News


By Mirella Santillo
With a full building the Church of God
of Prophecy held an ordination of three
members as church ministers on February
22nd. Bishop Anthony T. Roker, the Dis-
trict Overseer, came from Nassau to offici-
ate at the service which was attended by


many local religious officials.
Mrs. Margel Deloris Smith, Mrs. Sonia
Daley and Mr. Djemerson Desinor were
accepted as official ministers of the Church

Please see Church Page 26


ILernis Cornish is ordained as a bishop


Three members of the Church of God of Prophecy were Mrs. Margel Deloris Smith, Mrs. tificate is Bishop John N. Humes. Standing with him is his wife Rowena.
Sonia Daley and Mr. Djemerosn Desinor. They were ordained on March 1. took place at the Church of God Cathedral in Dundas Town on March 1.


Abaco's new-
est bishop,
Lernis Cor-
nish, holds his
certificate and
wears his new
robe of office.
The Church of
God honored
Mr. Cornish
for his years
of dedication
and commit-
ment to his
church and
community
and recog-
nized this by
conferring the
title and office
to him. This
is a title that
is earned, not
given. Pre-
senting him
with his cer-
This ceremony


Three members were ordained


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Section A Page 25






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BCN From Page 2
to create quality programming that would
send clear, unambiguous and positive mes-
sages to encourage and inspire our people.
At the same time we would be counting
on BCN not to shy away from taking up
the troubling questions that raise concern,
fear and anxiety in our Bahamas today. It
is my hope that BCN will be a spiritual,
moral and inspirational beacon for people
here in Abaco and throughout The Baha-
mas. I wish Mr. Mills every success in this
important endeavour."
Remarks were also presented by the Rev.
Dr. Ranford Patterson, Vice President of


the Bahamas Christian Council, and Pastor
Ed Laroda, President of the Abaco Chris-
tian Council. An opening prayer was of-
fered by Pastor Samuel Cornish, who was
declared by Mr. Mills to be the first Pas-
tor to book a programme on BCN and the
closing prayer of dedication was offered by
the Rev. Copeland Morley.
During the official opening ceremony
Mr. Mills demonstrated the link between
the studio here and the satellite studio in
Nassau. As a special feature guests were
given a live viewing of Pastor McPhee, the
first female pastor on BCN, in the satellite
station in Nassau. Pastor Mills praised his
entire team of technicians, camera opera-


A control room upstairs in the BCN headquarters overlooks the studio, giving the staff
there a commanding view of what is going on in the studio. Randy Curry is one of the
technicians that works to make the programing comparable to the television that is avail-
able from the U.S. The control room has state-of-the-art equipment.

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tors and writers, all of whom he described
as having "come in off the streets, only one
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"This is about ministry, not about making
money," stated Mr. Mills. A half hour slot
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Bahamas Christian Broadcasting Network
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out The Bahamas."
The official launching of the station was
followed by a reception and the opportu-
nity for guests to view the first program-
ming of the new network on wide screen
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Church From Page 25
of God of Prophecy and were conferred
the right to hold revivals and to preach the
Gospel by Rev. Anthony T Roker.
The sermon was preached by a visiting
pastor, Bro. Tyrone Knowles from An-
dros. All the religious leaders present ad-
ministered their blessings, their hands on
the heads of those ordained. The three pro-
fessed their willingness to be accepted as
officiating members of the Church. They
were joined in the blessing ceremony by
family members.
After handing them their official ordina-
tion certificate, Bishop A. T Roker advised
them to report every three months to their
pastor, Mrs. Mildred Ferguson, about
their evangelistic work. Before the end of
the service Administrator Cephas Cooper
addressed the assembly. The service was
followed by an outdoor reception.
The ordaining of the three parishioners
was a meaningful ceremony as the Church
of God of Prophecy celebrates its one hun-
dredth year of gospel preaching in The Ba-
hamas.


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Section A


Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ..................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town .........................


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
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 baco A ir ........ .... ...... ................... 367-2266
C herokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450


Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ............................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-441 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)
C linic, D ow ntow n, R egattas, .........................................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n a ke C ay ................................................ $ 3 5
C a su 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
L e is u re L e e .....................................................................$ 5 0
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80
Treasure C ay R esort ............ ...................................$85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5
Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three- free Caged pets- as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.


* Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock..........................
M a d e ira P a rk .................................................
S a n d B a n ks ................................
Treasure Cay Resort.....................................
L e is u re L e e ...................................................
B la c k W o o d ...................................
Fire Road & Cooper's Town..........................
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T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ......................
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24)..
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles........................
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Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Noton
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours


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: dswain@bahamas.com


Abaco Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum ................................... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden..................... ..... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards................... ............ Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching
- ask tourism 367-3067



Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
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
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08

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Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024


bilKeS & Scooers boats* Lars & Lars
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
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Man-O-War
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
Hope Town
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
Treasure Cay
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


Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
Man-O-War
David Albury ....... 365-6059


Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
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


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Page 27


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin ...................... ......... ...... 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
H ibiscus ................... .................... 367---.
Island Cafe.........................$ .............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 .......................... $$$............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+ .... 366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... ......366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus .......................... ....... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders............ $$$............ 365-5230
Grabbers...................... $$$ ............. 365-5133
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$$$. 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
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
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




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:e Management makes home
on a priority with the most
pendable protection in
mas. It's how they've earned
good reputation.
geyou can rely on.


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VOLUME 17. NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th. 2009


Mother Ida Swain honoured during church service

PLP's honour a faithful member


By Jennifer Hudson
Leaders and members of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party, local government offi-
cials and many other church members and
friends paid tribute to Mother Ida Swain
during a church service at the Bethany
Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town on March
1. The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Party
Leader, noted that for service to her coun-
try, Mother Swain was awarded the Brit-
ish Empire Medal and for her contribution
to the Progressive Liberal Party she was
awarded the party's highest honour, that
of Stalwart Councilor. During his address
Mr. Christie quoted the Bible passage from
Ephesians which speaks of "putting on the
full armour of God." and told Mother Swain
that that passage characterizes her. "There
was a generation of Bahamians born in the
1920s who were very powerful. They lived
during hard times but had the willpower to
make something of themselves and had a
commitment to honesty."
"What causes people like Mother Ida
to be so committed?" he asked. "Nine out
of ten people are never respected for what
they do but they do it, like Mother Ida.
Today we take time out to say thank you
to Mother Ida, a very special lady well
known throughout the country because of
her unstinting support of her leader. She
became more than a political supporter
and went on to missionary work through-
out Abaco, Freeport, Nassau and Spanish

Please see Ida Swain Page 21


Lumbering was an important industry on
Abaco in past years. Lumber camps were
located in various places on Abaco during
the first half of the 20th century until the
operation moved to Grand Bahama in 1944.
The operation was in Pine Ridge, near pres-
ent day Freeport, until 1956 when the op-


eration was moved to North Riding Point.
Part One published 15 January 2009 told
the history of the early lumber camps.
Part Two Woodcutting on Grand Bahama
The move from Pine Ridge to Riding
Please see Logging Page 2


I Barge is being dismantled


The 250-foot barge Louis J. Goulieu went aground on the reef near Johnny's Cay in
October 2005 after it broke loose from the winds of Hurricane Wilma. Efforts have been
made to pull it off but nothing has succeeded. Finally, Kermitt Waters of Liberty Oil is
working to cut it up preparatory to taking out to deep water to sink the pieces. He is
using a helicopter to get to the boat. Several men are using acetylene torches to take
it apart. At some point Mr. Waters will be bringing out underwater cutting apparatus
to complete the work. The barge was used in conjunction with other equipment in oil
exploratory work near Grand Cay.


Abaco girl wins national

JA speech contest
By Mirella Santillo
It was the third speech
competition that Vinceia
Coakley entered during
the month of February.
This twelfth grade stu-
dent at Forest Heights
Academy won the local
Junior Achiever compe-
tition on January 31st,
which qualified her for
the Rotary Speech Con-
test that took place on
February 11th, a compe-
tition that she also won
with flying colors. And
now on February 26 she
was on the stage of the
auditorium at St. John's
College in Nassau in
front of an audience of Vinceia Coakley, a twelfth-grade student of Fores,
several hundred people. Academy, won the national JA speech competitio.
She was the sixth of Nassau on February 27. She is shown here being p
the seven contestants with a trophy by JA Director, Mr. Lionel Elliott.
who represented the vari-
ous islands in that speech contest, and her and the second to Janiko Pratt fr
last words had just been uttered when the sau. Then to a still and mute audi
audience rose as one to give her a stand- winner's name was announced:
ing ovation. But there were still moments Coakley. What an emotional mo
of anguish while the judges deliberated, all the Abaco delegates who e
When the Master of Ceremony came back each others, congratulating Mr. a
he handed each contestant a participation Coakley and then rushed to the
trophy. Then the third place trophy went
to Pierre Hepburn from Grand Bahama Please see JA P


t Heights
n held in
presented

om Nas-
ience the
Vinceia
ment for
mbraced
nd Mrs.
stage to

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I .1771 I
Leaders of the Progressive Liberal Party honoured a long time supporter, Mrs. Ida Swain, on her 88th birthday. In a service held at
the Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town on March 1, the leaders, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; National Chairman of the Party,
Mrs. Glenys Hanna-Martin; and other leaders including Mr. Fred Mitchell and Philip Brave Davis came from Nassau to honour her.
She is shown here with the plaque that they presented to her. Standing are Mr. Christie, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Jimmy Willims, a PLP
leader on Abaco, Mr. Davis and Mrs. Hanna-Martin.


Logging on Grand Bahama
The Second Part in a Series


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March 15, 2009


Riding Point shipped logs to mill in Jacksonville


Logging From Page 7

Point in 1956 by National Container Cor-
poration, the new owners of the Abaco
Lumber Company, consisted mainly of
moving people and their houses. A con-
struction camp had been established at Rid-
ing Pont with the arrival of four railroad
cars forming the nucleus of a construction
camp. These four cars consisted of a com-
plete kitchen and dining facility, a car with
bunks three or four high for workmen, a


car with four compartments for superviso-
ry staff and the cook. A fourth car served
as a construction office.
Heavy equipment was brought from
Jacksonville, Florida, and the dock was
built with steel sheet piling. A causeway
was extended from the woods to the dock
over an extended lowland area. The Gap,
an inland housing area, was prepared for
the workers.
The larger trees had been harvested
several years earlier for dimensional lum-


ber leaving smaller trees. Moving the op-
eration easterly from Pine Ridge to North
Riding Point took the operation to that part
of the forest that had a few extra years of
growth since the previous harvest. Smaller
trees were acceptable as the logs would be


ground into pulp for making cardboard.
The houses of the workers and the super-
visory staff were taken from Pine Ridge to
the new settlement three or four miles inland

Please see Logging Page 78


This is a street scene in The Gap. The buildings were trucked from Pine Ridge to The Gap
for the workers in the woods.


This is the Robert Fulton when it was in its heyday. It was an excusion boat that took
party-goers up and down the Hudson River in New York. It was operated by steam that
powered a side paddle wheel. The cruises offered a variety of entertainment.







This is the view of North Riding Point on Grand Bahama. It was taken after the Robert
Fulton was docked there as headquarters for the logging company. It contained a large
grocery and general store combined, a clinic, offices, a company kitchen and living
quarters for a limited number of supervisory staff. It can be seen in the left center. In the
right center was the power barge containing two 500 KW generators that supplied power
to the dock area, a repair shop and large inventory of parts for all the heavy equipment
that the company had. On the far left can be see large pallets that held the logs that were
barged to Jacksonville, Florida, forpulpwood.


A s. of P Sai realtyocom

SOLD PhT: M-eWa
Aisle Fax: 242-367-0081
of email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com
website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com
Palm Realty Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900
mnWammim/ Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Brent rn-terBR
Phone 367-0080


Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on
island. Beautifully landscaped and ready for building.
Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home on
Pelican Shores. Large landscaped lot, private beach, too
many wonderful features to list. Call today.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high
dune, endless views. Great rental history.
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on
large landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of
interior and beach lots starting at $30,000
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing
community
Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful kitchen, double
patio, huge master bath. A must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home
on large landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking
and patio, central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 -
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2
and I/I apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $667,000.
The Cook Estate at Turtle Rocks Almost
5 acres offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea
views. Call for info.
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000,
Beach lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $125,000 Call for details


Maria Silvester, BRI Rhiannon Thomas Giselle Mclntosh
Phone 367-0080 Phone 365-5003 Phone 365-4655


Hope Town Conch Quest 2/1 beach
cottage just south of Sea Spray Resort. Reduced to
$650,000
Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE
$499,900
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Exclusive Home Listings:
Cliff Cottage 7 2/2 $1,900,000
Hope Town Cottage 47B 4/4 $3,175,000
Plantation Cottage 47 3/3 $2,500,00
Cottage Plantation Cottage #40
Amazing cliff location
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Exclusive Lot Listings:
Golf course lot 48 $2,000,000
Beach lot 23 and 27 $3,750,000
Bankruptcy Lots at The Abaco Club
on Winding Bay A spectacular beach lot at
$2.2 million and lot II on the ocean with private
beach at $1.8 million. Best prices in The Abaco Club
Flip Flops on Lubbers 1290 Beach cottage
on over an acre of land. 225' dock. $499,900
Lubbers Beach Lots 1525 Two adjacent
acre+ lots on gorgeous beach. $299,000 each
Batavia 1520 Harbour front home on Pelican
Shores. Private dock, 294' of frontage, boat ramp,
great views. PRICED RIGHT
"Beaches" Guana Cay 1473 Beach front
home on 2+/- acres. Bay and ocean views. Wrap
around decks. 1,395,000
Great Cistern 5-acre beach front parcel 1307
- Ideal for development or private estate. Excellent
elevations. $758,000
Turtle Rocks 1517 -1 acre lot with beach and
rocky shoreline. Offers elevation and great views.
Tilloo Sea to Sea 1558 4.247 acres bay to
ocean. Private Harbour, excellent elevations, beach ac-
cess, power. Great for private estate or development.5 Feb09


Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080


This is The Gap that was the housing area for logging workers. It was quite primitive and
spartan. The town had a church, a government clinic and a government school. It had an
outdoor screen where movies were shown several times a week. But life was very simple.
The Robert Fulton had the only store unless a person drove about 70 miles to West End
where there were only a vew small shops.


Skil


Marsn Haroour Area
MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip $310,000
NEW Marsh Harbour 2 bed/1 bath house $178,000
Located behind Memorial Plaza
NEW Sweeting's Village $58,000
NEW Sunrise Bay lot 14 with boat slip $365,000
NEW Sunrise Bay Lot 4, fantastic views $285,000
Pelican Shores harbour front lot with dock. Great views. $1,225,000

North Abaco
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Interior Lots from $34,800
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000
NEW Joe's Creek Lot #12 $52,500

South Abaco
NEW Long Beach corner large hilltop lot 31 with beautiful views.
New Price $149,000
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each
NEW Bahama Palm Shores Lot 13 BIk 23 Section 4
Under Contract $29,500
NEW Long Beach Lots 412, 413, 414 $79,900 each
NEW Long Beach Lot 359 $83,000
NEW Long Beach Lot 358 $95,000
NEW Schooner Bay Estates Lots 2 & 3 Interior 80' by 200' ea. $12,500 ea.
NEW Casuarina Point Lots 91 & 92 $45,000 each
NEW Bahama Palm Shores. Lot 2 Block A 100' waterfront. $365,000

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot/ Great Views REDUCED $97,000
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000 each NEW PRICE
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront $325,000
MLS #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View/ Sunrise Cottege, Guana Ca
$3,500,000
MLS #1091 Elbow Cay, Dorros Cover Lot 37 $475,000
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home REDUCED $1,750,000
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each
NEW Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Interior Lot 28B $135,000

Call BILL THOMPSON @ 477-5712







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( great Values


GREEN TURTLE CAY #4493 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425
LEEWARD YACHT CLUB is a historical revival SEA VIEWS MANGROLA 3 bedroom
community with dock and marina. Lots and home 3 bath excellent rental potential or
packages available. From $275,000. $1,350,000. family home, across from beach. $525,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4698 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851
BEACHFRONT COTTAGES Don't let this affordable VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO SEABREEZE Newly
beach getaway slip by. Two 2 bed 2 bath with constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful
a cozy deck and dock. $295,000. each beach. 1,5 acres with dock. Priced to Sell $295,000.
Laurie.Schieine-r@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


IVAIN-U-WAI LAY ,#453J MAN-U-WVAKt AY #4633
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views HARBOURVIEWS COZY COTTAGE 2 bed, 1.5 bath
overlookingwesternharbour,2bed I bath main house in the settlement, 3rd bedroom/study. 3 minutes
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000. walk to beach, Charming home. $395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SotlebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4229
OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES
4 bed,4 bath with gorgeous verandahs and commanding
views of the Sea ofAbaco. Price upon Request.
BillAlb ury@S ohebysReal ycom 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #3100
COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT ACREAGE perfect
for marina or small development. Deep water
with dredged canal New price. $1,900,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HAKRB UK #4657
WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT ABAco
CLUB Dock at your door, beautiful wrap-around
verandahs, exceptional home on canal. $1,499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@So thebysRealty.com 242.367.3529


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip, beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $1,350,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


a I -. -c 2 .. ALSO FOR LEASE
MARSH HARBOUR #4674 MARSH HARBOUR #4688
WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES Two 3 bed
at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock 2 bath homes. 1,500 sq.ft. each. Shared Pool.Water
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000. views.$699,000.Alsoforlease.$2,990permonth.
Bill.Albury@SochebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046 Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealcy.com 242367.3529


SANDY POINT #4575 TREASURE CAY #1660
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location
new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
finishes, 3,800 sq.ft & garage.$499,000. Adjacent 1.92 acre lot also available. $3,900,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


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.
Stn.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

LOTS & ACRBAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286 Two SEA TO SEA LOTS deep water, 4.527 acres.
#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT 1-2 close to beach. $62,500.


x NEW LISTING
TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT THE COTTAGES Best
value on the beach. New 3 bed 2 bach 2
storey cottages. $799,000. & $899,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


$975,000. Laurie Schreiner
Laurie Schreiner


TREASURE CAY #2516
SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in
neighbourhood,2,800 sq.ft. Cover your expenses with
rental income from separate apartment. $755,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577 0298







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Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate
S242.366,0163 t, 242,367,5046 t242.366,0035 t 242.57
Member of ti


..... NEW LISiING
TREASURE CAY #4841
BEACHFRONT SAND DOLLAR #3 Best priced
condo on the beach. 2 bed 2 bath,
1.000 sq.ft. and pool. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothlebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


awyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
U7,0298 t 242.557.2929 t 242.367.3529
he Bahamas MLS


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Client Services
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#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 LOT8 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 I 1,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lor 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 North End LOT 2 & 4 NEW LISTING Beachfront $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS NEW LISTING 14,295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4533 GUANA CAY NEW PRICE -Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 Hilltop View. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR. NEW PRICE .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre building lot with water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#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
#4641 TREASURE CAY OCEAN BI.vn. 140ft beachfront. $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
#4803 TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING- CHOIcH CANAil.oHN' LoT. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#3585 WINDING BAY THE AHACO CLU ESTxrTE LOT 25. 200 ft of beachfront.$ 1,200,000. Bill Albury
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY


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Page 4 Section B


The Abaconian


March 15, 2009


News of the Cays


Guana BASRA answered a distress call Refurbished BASRA Boat Now Back In Service
on for awhile, but the
seas were rough and he i
was soon thrown clear
of the boat.
The boat ended up
about 45 feet from the
water up in the yard a
of a house on Gua-
S. na. The owner of the
house started scream-
ing on VHF 16 as she
could not see anyone
and thought there was
maybe somebody dead
in the boat. The boat
that watched the whole
This 31 -foot boat ended up 45 feetfrom the water in a freak ac event picked up the BASRA ONE boat has been serving BASRA for several years as the first response ves-
man and took him to
cident. Luckily, the captain was thrown clear and was picked man and took him to sel. BASRA is a volunteer service proved for boaters that was begun in the late 1960s.
up by another boater. But the boat suffered serious damage.where his boat Over the years it has responded to hundreds of incidents saving countless lives.
ended up. When the
A boating accident occurred on March 1 owner reached in his boat, he grabbed his By Bonnie Hall done by BASRA volunteers Chris Prewitt
off the shore line of Guana Cay. The inci- jacket, cell phone and briefcase and said, BASRA ONE, the 26-foot rescue boat and Mark Gonslaves. While on dry dock
dent was witnessed by another boater. "How do I get to the Marsh Harbour air- operated by Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue, at Lighthouse Marina, BASRA One also
A man from the States was in his new port? I want out of here, now!" He flew Abaco, was refurbished this winter with received a new coat of paint on the rigid
31-foot boat when he realized that one of out of Abaco that day. the replacement of the boat's inflatable section of the hull.
his radio antennas was not in the proper The boat was a 31-foot Bahama, a boat sponsons. At a cost of over $10,000 the Equipped with a high capacity pump,
position. With his engines idling, he stood manufactured by Henley Custom Marine. specially designed tubes on the former hoses, medical gear and night vision
on the gunwale hanging on to the T-top to It was powered by two 300 HP outboards. US Navy special forces raider had to be equipment, BASRA ONE is the first re-
fix the antenna when he slipped. Somehow It had been in The Bahamas only a few shipped from the manufacturer, Wing sponse vessel for marine emergencies on
when he slipped, he knocked the controls, days when this incident took place. Now it Company, located in California. Wing the Sea of Abaco and is manned by an all
engaging both electronic throttles. The boat has a gouged-out hole in the hull. Company kindly provided them at a sub- volunteer crew.
took off at high speed. The captain hung stantial discount. Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue Association is
The air tubes are secured to the boat by supported by donations and has branches
140 bolts which had to be individually re- in Abaco, Grand Bahama and New Provi-
Efbaco Print Shop moved, inspected and then reinstalled on dence.
the new tubes. This painstaking work was
Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201
Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri. See the Classifieds for great prices on boats


Perry Thomas
Sales Agent, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1.695 million
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
$434,600
Green House, Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom
I 1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq.
ft of property
REDUCED $199,360



Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.


r TinaWells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Sales Agent

Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
$148,400


Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3

In]i,


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


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.
Property 13,690 sq ft.
$320,000


One oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared
do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft asking price
$278,400 gross
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000


Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 12 years experience
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.
Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross Lot F 11,741 sf $46,964 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $47,036 gross Lot G 10,868 sf $43,472 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $35,200 gross Lot H 12,514 sf $50,056 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross Lot I 10,474 sf $41,896 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $48,040 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,5 00 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial.
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730

Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446 US:954-586-7603
Sea Star Building Marsh Harbour


Visit our other fine properties at: www.adlerrealtyabaco.com


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Broker ,AY 1V
Marcellus Roberts ,. ",
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(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
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
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
WITH DOCKS!
"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
MARINER'S COVE
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
TEASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
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
TREASURE HOUSE
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%
ATLANTIS
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
SANDPIPER BEACH
"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
walk. WOW!
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 1 bed/ 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!"
$1,403,600 EXC
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
ROCK POINT
"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 Ih SOLD rtments with 2 bed,
1 bath, livinL ...,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
ABBREVIATION CODE
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: info@treasurecayrealestate.com


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The Abaconian Section B Page 5






Page 6 Section B The Abaconian


News of the Cays


Hope Town Fire Fair
Saturday February 28th was a day of
good weather, good food and good fun at
the Hope Town Fair. Visitors to the fair
enjoyed chicken souse, baked goods and
the most popular, foot-long chili-dogs.
Crab races and games of chance were on
the agenda along with the annual raffle.
Fairgoers bid on items in both a live and
silent auction.
The highlight of the day was a return
visit by a United States Coast Guard Jay-


was a great success
hawk H-60 helicopter which thrilled the
crowd by doing several passes and hov-
ering low over the harbour. The aircraft
is based in Andros and can be called, if
needed, to assist with search and rescue
emergencies in Abaco.
The annual Fair is organized by mem-
bers of Hope Town Fire Rescue and all
the funds raised go towards the purchase
and maintenance of fire fighting & rescue
equipment.


A United States Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter based on Andros flew to Hope Town to
help celebrate the Hope Town Fire Fair held on February 28. The helicopter has visited
previously, each time thrilling the crowd as it makes several passes.

Substitute Lionfish for Grouper in your meals


Each year the Hope Town Fire and Rescue demonstrates its ability to extinguish fires.
It is a volunteer organization that stages an annual fair to raise money for maintaining
equipment and covering all the costs of running the organization.


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SCasa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Ref#: 3518
S Price: $699,000
Agent: June Russell-Albury

Custom built3 bed/2.5 bath home located just north of Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool and beach access make it a relaxing retreat.


Pelican
Ref #:
Price:
Agent:


Shores Marsh Harbour
4105
$599,000
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
Ref#: 4169
Price: $347,000
Agent; June Russell-Albury
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /1 bath- main
apartment 1000 sq.ft and two 1 bed/lbath 500 sq, ft. each.


Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell-Albury, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 367-0100
Cell: 458-5577
june@grahamrealestate.com


www GrahamReal


Turtle Cove Development Abaco
Ref#: 3692
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!


Vacant Land Available

* Ref# 4093 & Ref# 4168 Coconut Creek Lots 4 & 20 -
Excellent Buy! All utilities available ready for your
dream home! $59,500 Contact June Russell-Albury
* Ref# 3520 Bahama Palm Shores Ocean View lot
$47,000 Contact June Russell- Albury
* Ref# 4282 Lubbers Quarters On the bay of Abaco
$675,000 Contact Patti Love
* Ref# 4283 Lubbers Quarters Elevated lot with 155
feet of frontage $99,000 Contact June Russell-
Albury




SBahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 366-0601
Cell: 475-1364
Estate.com patti@grahamrealestate.com


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March 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section B


sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
Jarrmes Moir- Broker
TREASURE CAY
"Camelot" # 1234-Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed. 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed. I bath
guest house lotal 7,793 s'funder roofon i 5 acre grounds
I eachside pool, numerous enl ancements- $7,849,000+
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5,5 bath, 6.900 s/f Ocean Blvdt estate on 1,6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfrunt. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recentlyrenovated. furnished
canal front 2 storcy,.5.500 s/f 5 bedroom,4,5 bath private home
on large property. 100' private duck. 4 cargarage $2,625,000.
"Another World" 1007 Ocean 131vd.4 bed, 45 bath, 3.500
s/l' fumished beachfront home, pool. patio & garage on 1-2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history $2,500,000,
"Sandpiper"# 1265-Ocean Blvd, 3,000s/fbi-level furnished
home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach frontage. Adjacent
tot 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.

"Trident House" #317-3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished 3,500 s/F
beach front home. Good rental income. NOW$1,999,000.

"Flip Inn Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished.
tastefully furnished. 180'sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"-Brigantine Bay# 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalrront home,3.040 s/f under roof.
double garage. 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Winthdard Beach-Beachfront Home# 1191-2 bed. 2 bath.
1,550 s/f furnishedbeach home. 200' sandy beachfront.
32,724 s/f landscaped property. separategarage. $1,425,000.
Palm Bay Harhourfron Home # 2 # 1071 3 bed. 3.5 bath
new. 2,077 s/f unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage.
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCING AVAILABLE $1,035,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed. 2bath single storey.
1,550s/ canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot-
carport & garage. deep water dock with boat lilt. $985,000.
"Sea Clif '# 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 OffThe Beach "# 1210- 3 bed, 2 bath, 2.244 s/f
furnished home on I1.280 s/f parcel. Recently upgraded, well
maintained, enclosed yard. close to beach. $295,000.
"Home, Sweet Home"# 784 2 bed. 2 hath. 1,240 s/l'
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
of 14,000s/f also available REDUCED TO $185,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed. 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach, 2.860 s/f under room attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 -# 1009 3 bed. 3 bath. 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach. tasteful contemporary
fumishings, 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,
OWNERFINANCING AVAILABLE NOW $1,029,000.
"Cottages" #8 # 535-New 3 bed. 2 bath unfurnished
(appliances only) 2.900 s/f bi-tevel home under roof 1300s/l'
ander air, community pool, sea views $899,000-
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929-4bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes large boatslips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201-# 1175 -2 bed.2 bath, 1,000 s/f. 2nd
level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated, well
maintained. Includes storage garage & privateboat slip/dock,
Near beach. $460,000,


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Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath. 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay,.Near beach $465,000,
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed. 2 bath
1,150 s/fvilla, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.

Beach Villa 685- 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed,2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina& golfcourse, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369-2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.

Beach Villa 7034# 1209- 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/ffurnished villa
closeto 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/f furnished harbour
front condo, tastefuilly refurbished. $649,000.
# 454 -2bed, 1 bath. 2 level, poolsidccondo $295,000.
# 928 -2 bed. 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
#985-2 bed. 2 bath.2 level harbour front end unit
Refurbished in2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 65 5-2 bed I bath condo with marina view $249,000.
# 455 -1 bed. 1 bath ground level, poolside $185,900,
BeachfrontParcel-Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilitiesavailable Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' ofbcach frontage on Sea of Abaco. PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000,
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beaclhfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx 52,575s/f parcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy beach
frontage & 460' depth. Superiorbuildinglot. All utilities
available. Fantastic sea views- $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel# 1260 Splendid 44.600 s/f
parcel on Treasure Cay 3Beach 75' beach frontage, all utilities
available. Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
WVindward Beach -BeachfrontParcel# 1283- Cleared &
wanted 17.542 s/fparcel with 100' orsandy beach. Splendid
Sea orAbaco views. All utilities available- $1,024,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 _/f Ileachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea or Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200-13,664 s/fcanalfront parcel with 106'
of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available. Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
WindwardBeach # 817- lalfacre waterfront parcel directly
on Seaol'Abaco, 124' beach frontage Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & I 174-2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11,200 s/lwith 80' bulk head. Cleared, all
utilities available. Purchase both & SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage. all utilities available. $350,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13.200 s/f with
100' ofbulkheaded sea wall. All utilities available. Great
water views. Ready to build. $347,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 20.970 sf canal parcel with
90'+dcep water dock & dolphin pilings. All utilities available,
Fantastic building lot, greatwater views. $299,950.
Rack 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.


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"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203-3 bed. 2.5 bath.
1.880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4.918 s/f parcel Well
maintained, great rental income potential. Includes private deep
water dock. $769,000.
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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 25 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# 74 1197 -24,710 s/f private & serene beach
parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco. Utilities available.
Spectacular sea views. $239,000,
TURTLE ROCKS
"soeGlas Cottage"# 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2,5 bath. 3 level
furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre parcel.l.800
s/f under roof plus 900 s/fdecks/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. Vciy private area. $795,000.
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"Double Eagle" #757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath. plus
loft 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities.Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage. 160' of lay-
alongducks &shared recessed boat bsin $362,000.
# 823 10.708 s/fcanal lot w/ 130' frontage & 105' deep water
dock w/ water & electricity. Fantastic beach nearby $345,000,
886- 12.828 s/feanal lot, 100' seawall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 602- 15334 s/fcanal corer lot w/197 seawall $299,500,
# 704- 10,400 s/fetevated canal lot w/104' rontage $239,500.
# 1080 -12 ,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.
# 811 10.400 s/f scaview corner tot, near beach $107,000.
# 998- 13.459 s/f canal view corner lot near beach $ 96,500.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
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"Ridge Runner"# 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3. 100 sq. ft. itrnished
home includes main house, separate master suite,.guest cottage,
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoram ic 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.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total I acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500,
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14,792 s/f to 18.488 s/f. High elevation, close to
Treasure Cay. All utilities available. Starting at $47,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline.
utilities available. great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"lfigh Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound [llulT overlooking SeaorAbaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45.343 s/f parcel. 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot- # 1036- 17.650 s/f parcel with Lmobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach $155,000.
Inland Lot- Near Beach Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main
street, electricity & telephone available $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $384000.


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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
New Picnic Tables
The community now has six new picnic
tables for use at the various public func-
tions. Thanks to the benefactor who do-
nated the material to build them, volunteer
labour to cut and assemble them and the
kind donation of the stain to paint them.
The old ones held up for a very long time
but needed replacing. We are certainly
glad to have new ones.
Town Meeting
A meeting was held on February 27th
to decide on the annual capital expenditure
for Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores
and Cherokee Sound. Twenty-four persons
attended from Cherokee.
The local government members are
working on getting permission from the
Ministry of Health to raze the old clinic. In
addition, they felt there would be money
available to do some additional work on
the perimeter road. The Chairman assured
the people of Cherokee that the extension
of the road by the dump would not cross
over "the old cemetery" but would go
around it.
It was reported that the materials had
already been obtained to repair the Duck
Cay lighthouse that burnt down several
years ago. As this was a local landmark,
many are anxious to see it rebuilt. Again,
the committee is awaiting government per-
mission to go ahead with the project.
Again, concerns were brought up regard-
ing the re-location of the dump and prob-
lems with trash floating from the dump into
the Sound as well as the leaching of acids
and toxins into our local ground water and


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its effect on the health and well being of
our residents. Benjamin Pinder, Admin-
istrator for the South, said that as of this
date, even though the new drop-off station
has been completed for some time, he has
not been advised as to when the dump will
be moved.
There was a lot of discussion about
speeders within the community. The com-
mittee said that speed bumps would soon
be put down within the settlement and they
hoped that they would solve the problem.
Once again concerned citizens brought
out their complaints about the large dump
trucks speeding on the main road into Cher-
okee and forcing regular vehicles off to the
sides of the road. A request was made of
the committee to approach the Road Traf-
fic Department to paint a demarcation line
down the center of the road in an effort to
help drivers, especially the larger trucks, to
distinguish where and where not to drive.
Everyone complains about this problem
and feels it will only be a matter of time
before someone is killed.
Representatives from Bahama Palm
Shores requested more street lights and
persons from Casuarina Point complained
about unauthorized shacks or buildings be-
ing constructed in their area without build-
ing permits.
Serious Accident
Noel Lowe, a local resident, was in-
volved in a night-time head-on collision
on the Cherokee Road between himself
and another vehicle on February 19. Both
vehicles were completely demolished and
both drivers received numerous cuts and
bruises, but fortunately they both survived
the accident. We are told they were both
wearing their seat-belts.


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Valentine's Dinner
The Cherokee Women's Ministry pre-
pared a special Valentine's Day celebra-
tion for their husbands. Almost all of the
spouses showed up and those who did said
they enjoyed a really different kind of eve-
ning with their wives. They were served a
delicious Cornish game hen dinner with all
the trimmings as well as coffee and des-
sert. Everyone hung around after the meal
was finished for an evening of relaxation
and fun. In fact, everyone said they had so
much fun that we feel sure the next evening
out is already in the making.
How Lucky Can You Get
In these hard times it's good to hear a
little good news every once in awhile and
here's a story with a happy ending that al-
most everyone will enjoy. A very thought-
ful and loving Cherokee husband went to


buy his wife a Christmas gift at the Sand
Dollar Shop in Marsh Harbour. After mak-
ing his purchase, the clerk told him if he
filled out a form and dropped it in a box,
he would be eligible for a Valentine's Day
drawing to win another lovely gift for his
wife. So he did.
Well, guess what, he won! The prize
was a lovely 14K gold heart pendant with
a field of small brilliant white diamonds
weighing a total of 3-1/2 ctw and hung
on a brilliant red silk cord. The husband
was very happy when he got the call
to go to Marsh Harbour to pick up his
prize. But I'm sure his wife was even
more appreciative. Maybe some other
men could take a hint from this little sto-
ry if they want to keep "their Valentine"
happy.
Please see South Page 9


The Cherokee Sound Primary School held a Rock-a-thon to raise money for supplies and
materials for the school. It was a great success as even the young students were able to
stay with their job of rocking. After rocking, they had to contact their sponsors to collect
their funds.


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extra wide Windward Beach home site. Garage
and new furniture. $1,620,000
Mariner's Cove 1509, Town House, 2 Bed,
1.5 Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
$289,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2311, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina front
condo, fully furnished with boat slip. Tropical de-
cor. $425,000 NEW PRICE
Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 Bed, 3
Bath Home, Sea of Abaco views. $1,560,000
Mariner's Cove 1510, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, professionally decorated on beautiful ma-
rina view. $315,000
Royal Palm 2338, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with
boat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina.
$575,000
Shelly House, lovely fully furnished 3 Bed, 3
Bath home on private area of Brigantine Bay
canal with dock and boat lift. $950,000
Mariner's Cove 1106, Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1
Bath, end unit with marina views. $267,000
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Galleon Bay Rd with dock and power. Excellent
views across Treasure Cay Marina. $450,000
NEW PRICE.
Sunny Side, 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across
from our world famous Treasure Cay beach, next
to green way access. $799,000
Royal Palm 2301, 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly reno-
vated condo with boat slip and storage locker.
$579,000
Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed,
2 Bath with newly enlarged living/dining area.
$475,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2317 Downstairs 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Marina condo with boatslip. Good rental history.
$540,000
Treasure House 11, Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Villa overlooking lagoon style pool. Great rental.
$635,000 NEW LISTING
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite on Gal-
leon Bay Rd. in Treasure Cay Panoramic views
of Sea of Abaco. Already cleared with newly
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South Abaco News


South From Page 8
Successful Rock-A-Thon
Cherokee Primary's annual student
Rock-a-thon was a big success. This is
the first year that the younger kids from
the lower grades participated and sur-
prised everyone by rocking all the way
to the end. There was a concern that we
would not get the little children to sit
still for three hours, but they also did
a great job. Principal Michelle Lowe
was very proud of all the "Rockers" and
wanted to commend them for a job well
done. All that is left to do now is for the
students to collect from all those spon-
sors. So, all parents, family and friends
who signed their sheets, be prepared for
a return visit to collect their sponsorship
money.


School News
All the Spelling Bees are completed ex-
cept for Grade 2. The children tried very
hard and most of them got farther (more
rounds) than they got last year.
There was a clean-up of the main road
from the settlement to Yellow Wood with
18 large bags of trash collected as well
as six small bags of recyclable cans. We
would like to thank Dana and Kimberly
Lowe for helping with transportation and
for assisting with the supervision of the
children. Litter from beer drinkers and
packing materials identified to be left over
from BEC and BTC workers made up the
largest portion of the collected trash.
It's a real shame that volunteers from
our settlement have to keep picking up this
litter left in and around our area from work-
men and outsiders who only drive through.


How and when will
people become more
responsible and drop
their trash into our
provided containers.

This rock pathway is
what is left of a cause-
way built during the
era of lumbering on
Abaco in the 1940s.
It crossed a creek, al-
lowing a railroad to
access lumber from
the interior near that
area of Abaco out to
the shoreline where
sailing vessels could
load it.


These are the remnants of the dock at Millville, an old lumber camp from the 1940s. The
area has not been examined by a professional to know the extent of the archeological
ruins in the area. The site is on the south coast of Abaco, southeast of Sandy Point.


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Saturday March 28hn



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The saga continues on March 28th at Club Solid Gold, For one night only in Abaco there
will be a special performance by dancehall artist Ce'Clle. For one night only Club Solid Gold
will be operated by fresh new faces who have promised to deliver the biggest night of dance-
hall entertainment for the year. Ce'Cille has actually decided to break her European tour to
come to the Bahamas and give a one night performance in Abaco, This will be her first time in
Abaco but will not be her last. Ecstatic Entertainment along with the Byker Boyz will be host-
ing the event. The Passa Passa girls from Kingston Jamaica will also be performing along
with DJ Fines. The show is gonna start early and there will be entertainment all night long.
This is only the first of many more that is lined up to perfom in Abaco. Events are already be-
ing planned for Queen Ifrica's first visit as well as Mr. Beenie Man, Tanya
Stephens and others. Also this year the big jump off will be the first Bahamas Summer
Sunsplash, to be held in Marsh Harbour Abaco. This will include a variety of artists, and all
day and night activities for all to enjoy. Dates will be announced soon,

Ce"Cille has performed many hits including the very popular "I'm Waiting" and will also be
performing many more hits from her latest album that you can listen to almost every night on
Tempo. Abaco is excited and we all know why. Its the the beautiful Ce'Cille on March 28th
performing live at Club Solid Gold for the very first time.



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March 15, 2009


School News


By Mirella Santillo
Four students from Abaco Central High
School entered the annual speech competi-
tion by writing a three-page essay in No-
vember on the following topic: Does the
swearing-in of Barrack Obama as the first
African-American President of the United
States mean that the dream of Martin Lu-
ther King has been realized? The competi-
tion is sponsored by the United States Em-
bassy.
Raphael
St. Hill,
a twelfth-
grade stu-
dent, was
one of four
participat-
ing from
A Abaco .
On Febru-
ary 13th he
was invited
to travel to
Nassau to
present ver-
Raphael St. Hill bal excerpts
of the essay
which won him a third place in the national
contest and be rewarded with a trophy.
Another twelfth grader, 17-year-old
Shalna Blanc, participated as well and re-
ceive an honorable mention for her work.
Raphael had been one of the spokesmen
for the Abaco Central team who participat-
ed in the National Geographic Information
System's competition in November and
won first place at Abaco Central.


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Abaco students have done particularly
well in national competitions this year.
7 schools competed
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By Mirella Santillo
Abaco Central High School demonstrat-
ed the superiority of its athletes by win-
ning the Interschool High School Track
and Field Meet with 1077 points ahead
of S.C. Bootle High School which placed
second with 883 points. Seven schools,
Cyber Learning Center, Long Bay School,
Forest Heights Academy, Agape Christian
School, St Francis de Sales School, S.C.
Bootle and Abaco Central participated in
the two-day event which took place on
February 26th and 27th on the track next
to the high school in Murphy Town.
Most events were held for boys and girls
except the 3000m in which only boys un-
der 17 participated. That race was won by
Wisnel Elfroid of Abaco Central followed
by a fellow student Adney Bethel. Tonash
Sawyer from S.C. Bootle came third.
Races were held in the under 15, under
17 and under 20 categories in the 100m,
400m, 1500m, 4x4 relay and in the 3000m.
Other track events were discus, shot put,
long jump and javelin.
Forest Heights students did well in the
javelin with Marino Albury winning a
first place for his school in that sport for
the under 17. He also won a first place at
shot put.
Daisha Rolle from St. Francis won
a first place in the 1500m in 5'56". The


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1500m for boys under 15 were all won by
Abaco Central winning with Mark Santil
placing first, Winson Laguir second and
Denzle Mills third.
Too many to mention were the athletes
who distinguished themselves during the
two days, all putting their best efforts in
the competition.
In the final results, the third place went
to St. Francis de Sales with 256 points,
in fourth position came Agape Christian
School with 146 points. Forest Heights
Academy followed with 118 points and
Long Bay School placed sixth with 46
points. Cyber Learning Center only en-
tered two events in the competition, con-
ferring that school the last place with 20


points in spite of a first place victory in
each event.
Approximately 30 students from Abaco
Central contributed to their school victory
and most of them will go to Nassau in April
to enter the National Track & Field Com-
petition. Mr. Patrice Charles, one of the
coaches, mentioned that the under 17 age
group was very strong and might have good
possibilities on winning on New Providence.
Head coach Vogel Williams is the other
trainer for the Abaco Central's athletes.
There was a tie between the two top
male athletes between Yevens Pierre and
Simon Senat of Abaco Central. The top fe-
male was Sasha Davis, also from Abaco
Central.


These are the athletes of Abaco Central High School who competed in the inter-school
track and field competition held in Murphy Town on February 25 and 26. They wond the
overall award with a score of 1077. S.C. Bootle High School came in second.

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JA From Page 1
hug Vinceia.
Fifty-eight JA students, advisors and
parents left Marsh Harbour on February
27th to attend the annual "Bahmajac," the
Bahamas Junior Achievers Conference. It
was a weekend of orientation and enter-
tainment for the students, chaperoning and
workshops for the advisors. It was a special
event as Junior Achievement celebrated its
30th year in The Bahamas.
It was a busy weekend for all involved.
After a welcome dinner on Friday evening,
students attended a production workshop
while the advisors were briefed on the lat-
est JA news and on the weekend schedule.
The evening stretched until well after mid-
night.
The groups were picked up from the
hotel early Saturday morning and taken to
St. John's College where the day's events
were to take place. The program included


an address by the Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture, the Hon. Desmond Bannister.
In his speech, the Minister talked about
friendship, stressing that JA provided the
opportunity to make lifelong friendships.
He reminded the audience that JA training
offered tools to cultivate skills and acquire
discipline, and he congratulated the schools
that had recently joined JA including Cyber
Learning Academy and Long Bay School
on Abaco.
Again, students and advisors were
separated, with the students attending
orientation workshops in the various ar-
eas of career they might be interested in.
They were offered many choices ranging
from finance, banking, business manage-
ment, culinary arts, technical vocation,
medicine and nursing, photography and
computer science. During that time the
advisors attended a very well presented
workshop on recognizing the character-
istics of adolescence and dealing with
"teen" behavior.


The speech competition took place
after lunch. The evening was dedicated
to a Step Show contest between various
JA groups, an event enjoyed by all the
young people who took much time getting
ready. All the students who participated
in the conference attended the perfor-
mance, accompanied by their chaperons.
The winner of the Step Show contest were
members of a BTC sponsored JA group


from Nassau
It was another late night, the Abaco stu-
dents exhausted but determined to celebrate
the victory of their fellow Junior Achiever,
Vinceia Coackley, by hanging out in the
hotel lobby.
By Sunday all were ready for the trip
back to Marsh Harbour where a welcome
delegation from BTC, Vinceia's JA group,
awaited Vinceia with cheers and flowers.


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Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay Man-O-War Cay
12.5 Acre Estate Orchid Bay 4 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. .- 2,664 sf Residence,
-1.760 s.f Residence 1840 s.E Residence. 2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
Covered & Open Decks 955 s.f. Porches & Decks r 838 s.f. Guest House
59of Ocan Bach and -74' Sea ofAbaco L -I.and -Sea-to-Sea
l .O11,016 s.r. 0.25 Acres +. 43,800 s.f. 1.1 Acres
664' on Sea ofAbaco Auxiliary Generator 98' Occan Beach Front
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Private Boat Basin Fabulous Views Fabulous Views
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ELBOW CAY
S"SUBLIME" 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath 2.200 s.f Residence
- 1,000 s,. Porches & Decks Boat I louse & Private Dock on the I larbour
-Great Harbour Views Good Rental History #H1TH1104 $1,150,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' ofWaterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Irontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
cGGV10t $9,995,000.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s.f Dock Access Furnished.
#GcclOmll1 $375,000.
Great Guana Cay -
5 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.
2,212 s.f. Residence
848 s.f Covered Decks.
I,and 9,700 s~f,
2 Central A/C nits
Storage, Generator Shed
12 KW Aux, Generator
Income Producing
Ocean View
"Garden WolA" i #GGHII05 S491,000.


t-r a- tyuana "y
-2 Bedrooms, I Baths.
-768 s.f. Residence
336 s.f. Open Deck.
-Central Air
Beach front
Central, Convenient
Location
... -r Fabulous Ocean Views
S Fully Furnished
G HHIt1108 $699,000.

Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-2,170 s.f. Residence
285 sI' Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s.f Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
Historic- Gingerbread
larbour Views
"JolnLowe House circa1866" Tllll9- 4
_....TI II 19 ..50,000.


Green Turtle Cay
S5 tBdrooms. 4 Balhs
-4,977 sf Residence
-3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea "'
130' Oenan eachlroni '
-2100' at Coco nay
-Private Dock on Coco Bay
1- KW Aiux Gen.
-- 600 GPD -Watennaker
GT 11t097t- Fure Possible Sale
Options- Fom: 848,000- for
I war /dock lic. on Coco Bayv
to $3,490,000 for entire Estate "Coon House"
Green Turtle Cay
2 Be3droom, 2 Bathlll
1,455 sqft. Luxury Villa
C- Covered Screened Porches
alld 7,554 sq.TR
S-Deeded Dock- Boat Lift
GoIfCart Garame
CompleteRenovnation 2007
K -'Tlstefilly Decorated
Auxiliary Generator
No Expense Spared
GTH 1098 S995,000. "Arne Bony"
Man-O-War Cay -
Settlement
4 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f Residence.
I 0,3213 Acre 14,000 s.f 4
hillside for great Ocean
Views.
-Beautifully Landscaped
F-ully Fumished &
Mf Equipped.


Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
-Commercial Upper level
Apartment Residence
- 2,158 s,. Building
- 1.000 sf. PoIrches & Decks
- .and 2.462 s.f. Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- Harbour Views
- Rental History Income
#GTI1120- $400,000.
#Man-O-WarI Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths
*1,536 s.f Residence,
- 500 s.f. Porches & Decks
- Land -. 53,740 s.f
= 1.23 Hillside Acres
S180' I [arbour Frontage
Private Dock on harbour
- Great elevation
Fabulous Views
#MW[-Il 115 -$1,60,01111-.


Man-O-War Cay
Eastern Harbour
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.l Residence -
1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
0.877 Acres
82 Ocean Frontage
Semi-Plrivate Dock..
Superb Ocean Views

"Coconut Grove Cotage" #MWI11076- S1.550,000.

GREAT GUANA CAY
* "Art Caf & Bakery" Settlement Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town,- 1,900 sa. Colonial Bldg. 400 sf. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s. Great
Restaurant or Retail #GHH111109 5867,510.
* "JUNKAN OO SPLASH" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Dedrooms, 2 Baths. -
1.150 s.f. Residence 760 s.F. Covered Porch I Bedroom, I Bath, 490 s.f
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
SGGH 1015 $550,000.
MiIAN-O-WAR CAY
* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 B1ars 1,560 s.
Residence 1,040 s.fVerandahs I Bedroom. 1 Bath Guesthouse 1.824
Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views Furnished, i.MWH11099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cav 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0,84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
#MW[IIl 1 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedroos, 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 sf. Residence 1400 sa.. Porches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.f. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux, Genemator Superb Harbour
Views- iMWl 1107 $1,200,000.
* "BONNIE DUNE"- 2 Bedroonis, Bath. 660 s.f Resideac- 240 s.f
Studio Dock House Land Sea-to-Sea 36,775 sf_ 8442 Acre 100' Ocean
Beach Front Private Dock On Creek Fabulous Views #MWH 1018 -
UNDER CONTRACT
TILLOO CAY
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 s,r.
residence 3 75 Acre, sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea of Abaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3!2 New England cottage ITI'LH1086 -NEWPRICE $1,350,000.


Man-O-War Cav
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 1,921 s.La Residence.
-2 Bedroom, I Bath
400 s.f Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front '
- 189 Acres l .
- Beautiully Landscaped
-Semi-Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
#MWH1019- S1,165,000.er C
Man-O-Wari Cay -
Settlement
1 Bedroom. I Bath
Sleeping Loft
410 s.f. Cottage
0.217 Acre 9,452 s.lf
160 s.f. Shed -Worksho
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
Equipped
#MW111lll4- $340,50 "Blessing house"


Scotland Cay
-2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
Bunkroom
- 1,300 s.f. Residence.
- I Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
- 224 s.f. Guest Cottage
- "Playhouse" with bar
- 182 Acres -300'of
Ocean Beach Front
- Fabulous Views
SCI 11094 S1,950,o1.
Scotland Cay
-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1600 sf. of residence
-785 sf. wrap around porch
- 23,938 s.f. .549 Acre land
- 180 degree view-s
-250' to the Atlantic Beach
- 240 s.f garage
- 28,000 gallon cistern
- Fully nfrnished
- Runway & Dock access
#SCII 1093 $799,000.


VACANT LAND


VACANT LAND


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f -
0.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site I-/-
15' 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. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGV1112
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE"- Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174.775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities,- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation. #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SEAVIEW"- Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
01,537 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f,- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline, A private dock can be built on the property.
GGVII8 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6,653 s.f, .0152 Acre 45.47'ofSea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road, IIGGV1091 $375,000.


GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100' 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea ofAbaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360" views Very private Area
ffGTV o008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLA YING HOOKY"- 15,948 s, f 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BA YBREEZE" -- 19,558 sf 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $167,500,
* "CASUARINA "- 8. 126 s.fi 0. 1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
#GTV1074 $112,500.
LYNYARD CAY
* "L YNYARD PALMS" 42,906 sf. 0.985 Acre I/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #LCV1090 $274,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 -
NEW PRICE $595,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "SUMMERPLA CE"- Prime Building Site- 10,719 s. f 0246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private lock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea ofAbaco
views, IMWVI082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000.# 7A-#MHV 1103 $1,455,000.
16A & 47A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7.548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
-Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#4S8-#MIIVIloo $667,000. #49-#MilVIioI $667,000.

SCOTLAND CAY
*"141 Ilillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre wilt beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # 1" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
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great elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
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#SCV1117-NEW LISTING $485,000.


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North Abaco NewsI


North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Congratulations!
On February 21st on Don MacKay Bou-
levard in Marsh Harbour the Treasure Cay
Explorers made their debut appearance
to the community of Abaco while par-
ticipating in the island's senior Junkanoo
competition. Coming out with the theme
Celebrating Jesus, the large group of ener-
getic participant vibrantly rushed through
the streets to the sounds of goat-skinned
drums, cowbells, trumpets and tubas play-
ing popular gospel songs.
With large costumes, the group dis-
played their artistic abilities and passion


for our number one cultural activity. The
banner used by the group set the pace of
what was coming. After two laps of rush-
ing and dancing the group was declared the
unofficial winners of the 2009 competition
on February 23rd.
This win was a very special one for
the group as it was their first time par-
ticipating, and what they set out to do
was accomplished. In the history books
no other win will be as significant as this
one. They put on a performance sec-
ond to none, and that is why they are
the champions. We are looking forward
already to next year's competition with
great anticipation.


People to People
Reception
The winter guests and second homeown-
ers in Treasure Cay were treated to a very
special cocktail reception at the Coco Bar
on February 25th. Visitors gathered to en-
joy many activities that were planned by
the Ministry of Tourism that was the ma-
jor sponsor. The attendees were treated to
fun games, deliciously prepared Bahamian
meals and delights. Making a special guest
appearance were the Treasure Cay Explor-
ers who provided Junkanoo music for the
enjoyment of the guests. The bright colors
of the costumes and beautiful sound of the
music had the guests dancing and rushing
along as the group performed. The event
was very successful and enjoyed by all
who attended.
School News
Annual Girls and
Boys Seminar
On February 17 S.C. Bootle High
School held its Annual All Boys and All
Girls Seminars at the school. These semi-
nars gave the students the opportunity to
be educated in a holistic fashion. The boys
were assembled on the hill and the girls
used the middle campus. District Superin-
tendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, headed the list
of presenters that included: Mr. Kenneth


Romer and Mrs. Sandy Edwards from the
District Office; Ms. Simone Bowe from
Baker's Bay, Nurse Charmaine Cornish
from the government clinic; Pastors Derek
Benjamin and Chris Pinder from New Vi-
sions Ministries.
The boys were addressed on topics such
as male health and hygiene, educational
opportunities for males, God's purpose
for males, gangs and peer pressure among
others. The girls were addressed on topics
such as nutritional health and personal fit-
ness, personal hygiene and proper dress,
parenting skills and what teens should
know about parenting, professional devel-
opment and career goals. A few parents at-
tended the day's activities which turned out
to be a tremendous success.
The students feel that the seminar are
very beneficial and give them an oppor-
tunity to view life on a wider scope from
an educational, personal, religious and fu-
ture aspect. They are appreciative that the
school takes time to keep the other aspect
of their life intact and not just their aca-
demic education. It is activities like these
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American Students Visit
Sherlin Bootle
Three students from a Washington,
D.C., high school made a call at S.C. Boo-
tle High School for a visit and to complete
some volunteer work. They were guests of
math teacher David Persaud. The group
consisted of Thomas McGrath, Brandon
Youngh, Ethan Bruno and Mr. Youngh,
Brandon's father. They had a grand time
with students and teachers alike and prom-
ised to visit again. The school was privi-
leged to have these students visit with them
and likewise enjoyed the time.
Walk-a-thon raises
money for bus
The Dolphins of S.C. Bootle High


School held their first annual Walk-a-thon
on February 19. The school is in need
of a school bus and the PTA decided on
various fund-raising activities of which the
Walk-a-thon was one. Parents, teachers
and students gathered at the beginning of
Blackwood to take part in this event. At
9 a.m. prayers were offered and at 9.05
a.m. the walkers were on their way from
Blackwood to Cooper's Town, a distance
of seven miles.
The students, parents and teachers came
out in great numbers, ready to walk in sup-
port of their school bus. As the walk pro-
gressed some started to slow down, but in
the end the majority who started out, fin-
ished the walk. There was lots of music to
accompany the walkers and, of course, the
EMS along with the police was present. At
the end of the walk there were lots of tired,


aching bodies but the Dynamic Dolphins
were happy with what they had achieved.
After the Walk-a-thon, the students were
given a demonstration by the Fire Depart-
ment as to how fires are extinguished. To
finish the day off, the students were served
tasty chicken souse. Then the Dynamic
Dolphins were off for their mid-term break
knowing that they are one step closer to
obtaining their bus. The school thanks ev-
eryone who helped made the Walk-a-thon
a success.
Church News
St Andrew's Women
Conference
St Andrew's Baptist Church in Fire
Road hosted its annual women's confer-
ence during the week of February 16th
to 22nd. The conference was held at the
church with the theme Women of Faith-
Taking God at His Word. Women came to
be revived, refresh and rejuvenated on this
Christian journey. Speakers for the confer-


ence included Min. Brenda Archer of the
Church of the Latter Rain, Min. Christine
Curry of New Hope Baptist and Min. Gail
McIntosh of Zion Baptist in Freeport. A
special prayer breakfast was held on Sat-
urday morning. The women's conference
was very successful.
Thank You
The youth department of Zion Baptist
Church in Fox Town thanks all who sup-
ported their fair that it hosted on March
7th. The fair was held at the Fox Town
Primary School ground. Many persons
came to support this event. Plenty of food
and treats were on sale and music provided
entertainment. Later that evening a concert
was held that featured praise dancers from
various churches including an all boys'
dance group. The concert was blessed with
the presence of Min. Leroy Thompson and
Pastor Ed Armbrister, who both served as
Masters of Ceremony and kept the crowd
Please see North Page 16


The girls of S.C. Bootle High School met separately to discuss topics applicable to them.
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Damage at Banyan Beach was extensive


Many people are concerned about the decrepit state of the buildings of Banyan Beach in
Treasure Cay. They were heavily damaged by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004
and have deteriorated since then. They pose a threat to anyone who goes near them. The
swimming pool is full of water and creates another hazard as there is no fence or barrier
to protect children or pets from accessing it.


North From Page 15
lively and well entertained. The host youth
department's dance ministry and drama
team were also a part of the concert. These
fund raisers will benefit the praise dancers
in the purchasing of needed supplies and
equipment that will help them to maintain
the dance.
Youth Convention
It's convention time again and the youth
department of End Time Harvest Ministry
will be hosting its 12th Annual Youth Con-
vention. This year's convention will take
place under the theme Young Generation
Unleash Your Spiritual Gifts convening
on March 23rd and climaxing on March
29th. Convention 2009 will be held at the
church in Crown Haven and services will
begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers
for this year are Pastor Carlos Reid of Nas-
sau and Prophetess Emma Colby of Turks
& Cacios. A special invitation is extended
to the public to join them as they celebrate
the Lord in songs and dances and praise
and worship.
Women's Conference
Open Door Ministry in Fox Town an-
nounces its first annual women's confer-
ence to be held from March 9th to 15th.
Services will be held nightly at the church
and will feature a variety of speakers from
local and national churches. The organiz-


ers are inviting women from all over the
island to come and be blessed of the Lord
as they worship and praise the Lord.
Outreach Service
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and its affiliate hosted an out-
reach service on the Don Corbett Court
in Treasure Cay on March 1st. The guest
speaker for the service was Rev. Yvette
McIntosh of Revival Time Ministry in
Cooper's Town. The service is a continu-
ation of a ministry that was born after the
death of Wensil LaRoda and is headed by
his father. The goal of the ministry is reach
the lost and hurting in our community and
to give them a hope to aspire beyond their
present situations and circumstances. The
services are held the first Sunday of each
month with the location and speakers vary-
ing. The next services will be held on April
4th.
The committee conducts walk-abouts
and a door-to-door prayer ministry. The
committee is looking forward to taking
their ministry to the whole island. They are
also extending an invitation to the public to
join them on April 4 for a hand-clapping
and foot-stomping Holy Ghost time.

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20th Annual
General Convention
The church family at Revival Time Pen-
tecostal Church of God Inc. celebrated
another milestone in their ministry as they
hosted their 20th Annual General Conven-
tion under the theme Working Toward a
Glorious Future. The convention was held
at the church in Cooper's Town under
the leadership of Overseer Bishop Henry
Wright and continued from February 16 to
February 22.


This year's convention featured speak-
ers from within the ministry and a guest
speaker from Nassau and included Over-
seer Bishop Henry Wright; Bishop Burnell
Parker of Revival Time in Crown Haven;
Bishop Cedric Bullard, Senior Pastor of
the church in Cooper's Town; and guest
speaker Bishop Anthony Flowers of Seed
of Faith Ministries in Nassau. People came
from near and far to celebrate with the
family of Revival Time and those who at-
tended left inspired. Throughout the week
messages were sounded of the requirements
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North Riding Point was center of lumbering operation


Logging From Page 2

from the Riding Point dock. The village con-
tained a school, church, government nurse,
a bar and an outdoor screen where movies
were shown several times a week.
The largest settlement on Grand Baha-
ma was at West End 70 miles away at the
western end of the island where the airport
and the Butlin Hotel was located. It was
later known as the Jack Tar Hotel.
It was a long and arduous ride to West
End and not unusual for cars and trucks
to carry two spare tires. The road was not
paved for the first 40 miles from Riding
Point to Freeport. Then a narrow paved
road continued about 30 more miles to
West End. Rumors of a weekend conven-
tion at the hotel with teachers or nurses
would send the loggers to the other end of
the island, usually in vain. The ride home
in the pre-dawn hours was dusty, rough
and weary but the constant potholes kept


drivers awake. There were no attractions
in Freeport during this period as it was
only a construction camp intent on dredg-
ing the harbour.
Some of the trucks and other machinery
of the Pine Ridge operation were used by
the new company, but its harvesting meth-
ods were much newer and more aggres-
sive. The railroad was a relic of the past
as harvesting the logs now used trucks and
tractors exclusively. However, the rail-
roads left their mark into the 1960s. Since
many roads followed the original railroad
track, flat tires from railroad spikes were
common. With the newer way of harvest-
ing the lumber, trucks pulled trailers with
empty pallets or racks into the woods
where cranes stacked them full of logs cut
to eight-foot lengths. The trucks then car-
ried the loaded pallets to the dock.
Mammoth forklifts made by the RG Le-
Tourneau company in Texas were diesel-
electric powered and operated by a panel


Since the pine trees grew in such rocky conditions, it was not practical to replant with
young seedlings. So the lumber company marked the five healiest trees per acre to reseed
the area naturally. The man photographed here is marking one of the selected trees.


of switches. These stackers, as the forklifts
were called, removed the pallets from the
trucks at the dock, stacked them orderly,
and loaded the barge.
With extensions on their forks, the stack-
ers could pick up entire houses for moving
to the next location. Bob Ferguson's house
in Spring City, Abaco, is an original house
moved from Pine Ridge, then to the Gap and
finally to its present location in Spring City.
Off-road Mack trucks, pulling two trail-
ers in tandem totaling 80 tons, replaced the
narrow gauge railroads. The new owners
brought a huge self-contained barge with
a machine shop, warehouse and two 500
KW generators. It was berthed at the Rid-
ing Point dock.
Another innovation was the arrival at
North Riding Point in late 1956 of the
Hudson River steamboat, the 350-foot long
Robert Fulton. This had been purchased
earlier in New York and taken to Jackson-
ville where it was stripped of her steam en-
gine, the side-paddle wheels and other gear
and converted into a floating management
center for the timber operation. It contained
a substantial supermarket which drew cus-
tomers from Freeport and beyond. It was
three years later in December 1959 when
Freeport got a small supermarket.
Every six days an empty barge arrived
at Riding Point with empty pallets, gro-
ceries equipment and supplies. This was
quickly unloaded by the stackers and full
pallets put on the barge for the return trip
to Jacksonville. The barges were unloaded
and loaded whenever they arrived, using
flood lights for night time operations. The
barges were approximately 300 feet long.
The ocean tug Linden brought the barge
onto the Little Bahama bank close to Man-
grove Cay, north of Freeport. Two small,


shallow draft tugs then took the tow, taking
the barge to the Riding Point dock.
The dock was the hub of the operation
with the Robert Fulton on one side and the
stackers emptying and loading the barge on
the other side. Shoppers vied for space by
the store as the trucks and stackers maneu-
vered the pallets of pulpwood on the dock.
Shoppers came from settlements all over the
island to get a variety of frozen meats, pro-
duce, ice cream, clothing, dry goods, and
notions. Orders were taken for furniture

Please see Logging Page 79


Crews of seven or eight men worked to-
gether to cut trees down, then cut them in
eight-foot lengths to be stacked along a
logging road. This man is cutting the tree
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Logging became more mechanized, less labour intensive


Logging From Page 78
which would arrive several weeks later.
In addition to the store, the Fulton's first
deck contained a small but well equipped
clinic. Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb, the company
doctor for the Abaco Lumber Company in
Pine Ridge, came to Riding Point once a
week. The government nurse living in the
Gap worked in the Robert Fulton clinic
during the week either by herself or assist-
ing Dr. Gottlieb. Dr. Evans Cottman came
to Riding Point on his sailboat, the Green
Cross, when Dr. Gottlieb took a holiday.
The middle deck was the heart of the
boat. Eight rooms were available at the
stern for single U.S. employees who were
fed in a company kitchen. Meals were
served at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. A


large office area was in the forward part of
the ship. Outside the kitchen was a small
members' club that opened for half an hour
before supper selling beer and bottles of
liquor when the men came in from work.
Movies were shown several times a week
in a small lounge. These came on the barge
from Jacksonville and were also shown on
the outdoor screen at the Gap
The third or top deck had 12 small apart-
ments, one or two bedroom, for married
employees.
The wood cutting was managed by
seasoned foresters and loggers from the
National Container logging operation in
Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The railroad cars
mentioned earlier came from the Toma-
hawk operation.
An important component of the op-


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Caterpillar D8 tractors and a road grader.
Some old roadways were expanded but
many miles of new roads were built.
Earlier logging operations took all that


was useful leaving the smaller trees. How-
ever, the new forestry managers left the
best trees as seed stock for new growth in
Please see Logging Page 20


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of the crew cut the logs into eight-foot lengths and stacked them as shown above. The
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Logging was the major industry as it employed hundreds


Logging From Page 79

the harvested forest. Five trees per acre
were chosen by a marking crew for natural
re-seeding. The occasional large trees seen
in the forest today may be some of these
original seed trees.
Cutting crews of seven or eight men
were assigned a block of trees to harvest.
Two men with a chain saw cut the trees
in the forest. A small tractor assigned to
their team pulled or skidded the full length
trees to a roadside landing where other
team members cut the logs into eight-foot
lengths. These were then stacked in long
rows four feet tall down the side of the
woods road. Wood scalers measured and
recorded the cut wood and submitted each
crew's production to the office for payment.
The money was divided evenly among the
seven or eight man crew. Friday afternoon
was organized mayhem as the men came


for their pay and their women came for
groceries and other supplies.
A huge trailer was configured as a bus
and could hold about 300 men. It carried
the workers into the forest in the predawn
hours and back home late in the afternoon.
During the day it made trips from The Gap
to the dock for women and children to shop
or visit the doctor. On Saturdays it was full
of women, children and their groceries.
The cutter's lunch in the woods was
interesting and varied. Each cutting crew
usually started the morning with a small
fire for their cooking pot. Each man took
something to contribute to the pot which
simmered all morning. At noon the con-
tents were shared.
A hapless racoon would occasionally
scamper up a pine tree to escape. How-
ever, his perch was no match for eight
men with a chain saw and a tractor at their
disposal who enjoyed fresh meat. The pre-


Seen here are two large pallets that the logs were stacked onto. They were specially made
and each weighted 40 tons when loaded. Large Mack trucks hauled them on trailers out
to where the men were cutting. A crane loaded the pallets. The trucks were larger than
were allowed on US highways. The truck and two trailers with pallets had a total of 34
tires. The operation had a complete shop just for maintaining tires.


After the logs were dragged out to a logging road, cut into eight-foot lengths and stacked,
the scalers would measure each crew's stacks as their pay was based on productivity.
These are the scalers with their rules.


ferred method was to get a larger tractor
and clear a circle around the tree. This en-
sured that wherever it fell, it was in a clear
spot. The racoon was butchered on the spot
and added to the lunch pot.
During the height of the operation there
were over 200 chain saws being used in the
woods. Three portable repair shops followed
the cutters and kept their saws in top shape.
Large off-road Mack tractor-trucks
pulled two trailers in tandem with each
trailer holding a 38 ton pallet or rack of
pulpwood about 12 feet tall. The logging
roads were designed so the trucks looped
in and out of the woods without having
to back up. They would stop at a land-
ing where a crane with a clamshell bucket
loaded the wood onto the pallets.


Then the truck and two trailers took
the load to the dock at 45 miles per hour.
Each truck had a recording device giving
the truck speed and other operating infor-
mation for maintenance personnel. We do
not recall any highway accidents with these
heavy rigs. There was no pavement, but
the roads where the company was logging
were well maintained and smooth. How-
ever, getting caught on the highway behind
one of these was a driving burden. If the
breeze kept the dust storm off the oncom-
ing lane, you might be able to see and pass
the truck. If the prevailing breeze blew the
dust cloud over the other lane you were
better off remaining well behind as you
could not even see the truck causing the
dust storm.
On arriving at the dock, the huge stack-
ers or forklifts, 75-feet long and with six-
foot high tires, lifted the pallets off the trail-
ers and arranged them neatly waiting for
the barge from Jacksonville. Empty pallets
were put on the trailers and the trucks went
back into the woods for another load.
In 1958 Owens-Illinois acquired all of
National Container's pulpwood operations
in the States which included vast forest
lands, logging operations and several pulp-
wood mills. This acquisition included the
Bahama operation.
As the end of the Grand Bahama op-
eration approached in 1959, construction
crews began preparing the new site at
Snake Cay on Abaco which part III of this
series will present.
Footnote about horses
The written history on the Wilson City
lumber mill has extensive references to its
use of narrow gauge railroads. Reference
to horses first shows up in different ac-
counts related to the Norman's Castle saw-
mill operation. However, we have recently
learned that our local amateur archaeolo-
gists frequently uncover horse shoes when
exploring the Wilson City ruins. This is
strong evidence that horses were an inte-
gral part of the Wilson City operation. We
are also told that small hor se shoes are
often found at the sites of the sisal planta-
tions. This implies that horses, donkeys or
ponies were used by these earlier settlers.

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March 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section B Page 21


Mother Ida From Page 1

Wells. She has adjusted to her difficulties
with majesty." Mr. Christie, assisted by
the National Chairman of the Party, Mrs.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, presented a plaque
to Mother Ida Swain. "You have dedicated
most of your life to the uplifting of others.
We pay homage and respect to you and we
love you," they told her.
Before giving his address, Mr. Chris-
tie invited Philip Brave Davis and Fred
Mitchell to join him at the pulpit to share
the occasion and say a few words as they
had chosen to accompany himself and Mrs.
Martin for the occasion. They spoke of the
honour they deemed it to be there for that
occasion, thanked Mother Ida for her tre-
mendous contribution to building her coun-
try and her party and noted how seldom we
give praise to those who deserve it.
Mrs. Martin wished Mother Ida a happy
birthday for the celebration of her 88th
birthday on March 3. "I attribute my posi-
tion to people like Ida who were fearless in
their support of the struggle for freedom
for our people," she stated. "Women only
obtained the vote in 1962. I thank you for
your part in the struggle for women and
appreciate your courage and your vision. I
pray that your life will be an inspiration to


those who come after you."
Before his presentation of the Word,
Bishop Bert L. Williams, Jr. stated that
Mother Ida had always been faithful to
the church and the choir and had been an
important part of Bethany. "You are pre-
cious to us," he told her. Bishop William's
message was a stern one addressing the
problem of crime and justice in the nation.
"God is a God of order, but there are times
when that order is broken and restitution
must be made to reestablish order. God
sets a government to keep order, they are
God's ministers in the secular domain. One
act of revenge will cause another act of re-
venge. Therefore, the government must
give justice. Crime is a matter of the heart,
no one but God knows the heart.
"The only way to diminish crime is to
make the punishment fit the crime. If jus-
tice were taking place and consequences
coming swiftly instead of 30 years down
the road, then people would think twice
before committing crimes. God says that
people in government must have no pity in
dealing with such matters. 'They that take
the sword shall perish by the sword.' Many
people are hurting because they have no
closure from senseless killing in our coun-
try. Too many young men will not work
out their problems and commit crimes in-
stead. I plead for justice to take place, and


those who are guilty to be taken out."
Mother Ida sat in a place of honour at
the front of the church and joined whole-
heartedly in the service, at times quite vo-
cal and at others drawn to tears of emotion.
During the time of greeting, many people
made their way to the front of the church
to greet and hug Mother Ida and wish her a
happy birthday.
The service was a great time of praise



Notice

Grouper Season

Opened on March 1

Crawfish Season

Closes on April 1


and thanksgiving for the life of Mother Ida
and many tributes in song were presented
by choirs and soloists. Following the ser-
vice was a time of fellowship and refresh-
ment.


BAIC
is offering

Farmers Education Course
A ten-session course covering
many aspects of farming
Marketing Pests and their control
Crop Harvesting Crop Rotation
Land Preparation
Seeding and transplanting
Fertilizers Water and Irrigation
*Animal Husbandry Record Keeping
10 nights 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Beginning March 16 March 23
Central Abaco Primary School
Call 367-0066 for details


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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 inch
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. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262




Central Pines, Dundas Town, Apt for rent,
delux, spacious 2B/ 2B, total package, water
included. $1400. Call 432-6831
Cove Estates, Marsh Harbour, 2 bedroom/2
bath apartment. Call 367-2446
Dundas Town spacious 2 bed/ 1 bath apt. lo-
cated in Great Cistern. Fully furnished, washer/
dryer. Water included. $900. Call 475-1339
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
hopetown. com


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
at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
view 2 story townhouse, 2 bed/21/2 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$2000 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 262-1021
Marsh Harbour Central 2 bed/ 112 bath cot-
tage. Partly furnished, A/C, washer & dryer.
Very secluded with ocean views. $1150 monthly
+ utilities. Contact 367-0124 or 475-1279
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
harmony7770@gmail. com




Bahama Palm Shores Lot, $140K, Ocean
front. Build your dream home. Claudia 786-
412-2000 claudiagarzon2000@yahoo.com
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
at www.hopetown.com


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 more info.
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
www.guanawaterfront.com
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
Murphy Town lot 81.8' x 95.5' x 90' x 132.29'
Multi-family lot. Great investment. For home or
apt. Call 242-465-0687 or 365-8656
Scotland Cay Four bedroom house on the
beach $800,000 jimnav@msn.com 651-484-
1046


Scotland Cay home for sale on pvt. island with
paved runway 180 mi. from Ft. Lauderdale,
Island-style four-building complex on 300'
ocean beach front. Turnkey. Details and photos
at www. summercampabacos.com or Dr. Bruce
Burgess at (954) 632 4966 or (242) 375 8179
when not fish'n or div'n
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
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. Contact Leslie Pinder at
367-0400
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 Gated community canal lot, Gal-
leon Bay 122 ft water frontage, 19,000 sq. ft.,
sea walls, protected deep water, near golf course
and beach. $255,000. Ph: 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


Congratulations, Cameron Parker
Cameron Parker holds top spot in men's
indoor triple jump in junior colleges with
a leap of 56 feet, 6%1 inches. He won the
championship at the Region VI Jayhawk
Conference Indoor Track and Field Cham-
pionship in Manhattan, Kansas.
Cameron is in his first year at the Allen
County Community College in lota, Kansas.
From Shannon, Plural and Ossie
and all those who love you






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Church


If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677


Listing


Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!


Sunday
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship I1:00 a.m.
Evening WorShin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus C0 Saves


We exist to:
Reach, Develop, I
Train, Love
and Send
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
St. Jame
Methodi!
W -i Hope Tow


St. Andrews
Methodist
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647


St
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Nn


Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House
366-0400


SEpworth Chapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House
366-2249


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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
information
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
Iridium 9505A Satellite phone in perfect con-
dition. 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



1997 416C Caterpillar in good working con-
dition. $25,000 OBO Contact 475-2856


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


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


05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift,
$9,995. Call 367-2452
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2 pas-
senger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262


usiness :


ervice


irectory


Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
- Excavators
Services:
* 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
Monthly Rentals


elbow cay carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates


Notice The booklet
Have You Prayed
the Miracle Prayer?
by Evangelist W.E. Davis (Brother Bill) is
available FREE OF CHARGE from Elaine
Thompson, J.P., at the Abaco Real Estate
Office on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh
Harbour



MARINE, LTD
Boat Storage
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
haroldsmarine@batelnet.bs
on the highway south of Treasure Cay


Classified ads here start at $25


Abaco A & D Trucking
Call us
Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Abaco Carpets
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
Laminate Flooring
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock


Abaco IslandPharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
islanpharmacy@comyahoo
www. abacoislandpharmacy. com

Trapicml uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help? Want more business?
A low cost ad like these can bring fast results

Call 367-2677 Fax 367-3677


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I Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats I


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




Mechanic/Welders needed
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-
quired.
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-
pairs,
Dismantles and reassembles equipment,
using hoists and hand tools. Examines parts for
damage or excessive wear, using micrometers
and gauges.
Replaces defective engines and subassem-
blies, such as transmissions.
Test overhauled equipment to ensure oper-
ating efficiency.
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
appointed to drive. We currently have openings
on Abaco and New Providence Islands, with
opportunities on Grand Bahama.
Please fax applications to (242) 377-2193





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)






Wanted: Sailboat
Experienced sailor wants to buy small (18' -
30') sailboat, well equipped, in good cond.,
priced for quick sale from motivated seller.
Will also consider purchase of part interest
in same. H 365-8076, C 577-6147

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
leave message


15' Boston Whaler, just refitted and anti-
fouled, Bimini top & 60 HP Mercury with low
hours. $4500 Contact 367-0124 or 475-1279


15' Fiberglass skiff, 25 HP Yamaha, trailer
included. Excellent condition. $3500 OBO
Contact 475-8445 or 455-3391


II iviavericK Plars noa, 9 /, 9U 11nr amana,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or neandrossest@att.net.
Boat in Treasure Cay


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19 lBoston wnaler, o9, very well main-
tained, center console w/ T-top (side & front
wind screen), new outriggers, 120 HP John-
son, twin batteries, full electronics (new in
boxes) $2000 +, full cover, trailer and + + +.
Documented/ DUTY PAID. $21,000 E-mail
lexkeenertmac.com


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 dkiefer@fsu.edu or call
366-0677


19' Fiberglass with Yamaha 150 HP. Good
condition. DUTY PAID $12,500. Call Buddy
Dnh er-n 'c1 65615


19.5' Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP
Yamaha. $25,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033


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
22' Catalina sailboat '78, 4 sails, retractable
keel. 8 HP Johnson. $4000 Tel. 366-0025

22' CDM Boat, 96, includes Bimini top, dive
board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh
water tank. Asking $6,000 Call 365-6143/
365-6115


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24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruiser,
gas, 260 HP, 310 hrs. New oil pan, new batter-
ies, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to go.
Located in Leisure Lee. Asking $15,000 Contact
Jason 367-2703 or alaijacek@netscape.net.

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26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
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26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alumi-
num trailer. Asking 16,5000 Call 367-2700


27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900 OBO
Call 577-0004 or email camydm3@aol.com
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 dannvymobvmarine.com


28' Bertram SF twin diesel, Port engine needs
work. Have parts to fix. $15,500 Will trade for
open fisherman w/ outboard. Ph. 242-366-2065
or 577-0356
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)
535-1326


Z Y StrlKe, cuddy cabin, 1998, fiberglass hull w/
twin 330 HP Cummins diesel, 1100 hrs. valued
'07 $140K Price $72,000 Great offer. DUTY
PAID Call 367-8349


U0' Mainship Pilot, 2UUI, 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


BOTS& ARNEITM


31' Contender 1999, Cuddy Cabin w/ 2 250
HP Yamahas, gas, with 381 hrs, 240 gal fuel,
salt water series, 25 gal water, Furuno radar,
Raymarine plotter-sounder, stero, Icon VHF,
Topgun riggers, salt/fresh water wash down,
2 fishboxes, new bottom paint and service on
engines Feb 2009. DUTY PAID. Located Nas-
sau. $60,000 Call 242-327-5541


33 Grady White 330 Express, 2002, with
twin 225 Yamahas. Fully loaded with all stan-
dard equipment including A/C and generator
PLUS Lee Outriggers, Pompanette Leaning
post, Northstar 962 Chartplotter with Bahamas
charts, Furuno 1933 Navnet GPS Chartplotter,
depth sounder, 48 mile radar, Simrad Autopilot,
Icom VHF. Priced to sell at $150,000 OBO
Will consider trades. Located in Treasure Cay.
Call Dave @ 242-365-8529 or 705-812-1405 or
email: dcosmanl661@rogers.com



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34 PaceMaker w/ 2 350 HP Chevy engines.
runs great, VHF & radar. $11,000 Call 366-
0430 for info.


38' Gulfstar fiberglass, 1987, 6 cyl Perkins
diesel. Asking $22,000 ONO Contact 367-
2833/ 2742


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
andrewwhymanb@aol.com







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LUBBERS QUARTERS
Beachfront estate on 3.64 acres with
two-1 bedroom cottages and dock.
Lots of space to expand.
$875,000. Ref. AS10889

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ELBOW CAY
Waterfront property with a 3 bed-
room main house, cottage, shared
boat dock, and a generator.
$2,490,000. Ref. AB114


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.


LITTLE HARBOUR
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
bedroom apartment.
$550,000. Ref. AS10808


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
LAA


HOPE TOWN
Waterfront estate comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645


ELBOW CAY
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,
ELBOW CAY
14,914 sq. ft corner lot
with 35 ft. elevations and
amazing views. Commu-
. nity dockage. Nearby Tahiti
Beach and Hope Town.
$364,000. PS10661


ELBUW UAT ELBOW CIT
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across 3 bedroom, 3 bath sea view home
from the beach, offering a large pool with access to the Lucayos dock and
and deck space for entertaining. the nearby beach.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665 $798,000. Ref. PS10596


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Rare opportunity to own
this 7,630 sq. ft. canal-
front lot in this gated
community. Nearby
amenities include pool,
tennis courts, and beach.
$260,000. AS10731


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
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033


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


MARSH HARBOUR
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006


MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn- Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re- 4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home 3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal key ocean view home with widow's treat with generator, tools, and utility with dock pier, brand new decor, and with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips. vehicle. Near the beach, a spacious covered back porch. family home or vacation getaway.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,295,000. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648 $810,000. Ref. AS10917 $2,395,000. Ref. PS10662

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