VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1st, 2009
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1st, 2009
Clean-up begins at Hole-in-the-Wall
Buildings needing major renovations look to private assistance
By Mirella Santillo
On March 14th the Hole-in-the-Wall
lighthouse and adjacent buildings were
the site of a general clean-up sponsored
by the South Abaco District Council, the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay, the Ministry
of Tourism and Keep Abaco Beautiful. The
lighthouse was built in 1836 and has been
in continuous use through to the present
time. It was automated in 1995.
The idea to restore the lighthouse and
the adjacent buildings once occupied by
lighthouse keepers was the brain-child of
South Abaco's Chief Councillor Preston
Roberts, who shared his concept with Ms.
Wynsome Ferguson and Ms. Hall at the
Ministry of Tourism. Ms. Hall contacted
Mr. Floyd Swain at the Abaco Club at
Winding Bay, immediately enrolling the
All these persons bought into Mr. Rob-
erts' vision of restoring the buildings, mak-
Please see Clean-up Page 2
Meeting in South Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
A standing room only crowd turned
out for a town meeting at the J.A. Pinder
School in Sandy Point on March 6. The
goal of the meeting was to enlighten peo-
ple as to what will be happening in South
Abaco and to invite the "major players"
to speak. "South Abaco could become a
tourism destination in itself," it was stat-
ed. Persons were eager to hear of these
planned developments which will have an
impact on the Southern district of Abaco
and, while interested in the plans which
were mentioned, some were disappointed
to find that the Valencia Group, a company
which intends a dramatic development in
South Abaco, did not show up to give a
Mr. Brian Tanberg, speaking on behalf
of American Bridge, stated that further
development on Gorda Cay is planned for
Gorda Cay but not of the same magnitude
as the first project. Mr. Tanberg is Vice
Please see Meeting Page 5
I Housimg Minister gives
keys to new homeowner
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The Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, left, took pleasure in presenting
keys to a new homerowner in Spring City on March 11. He is shown here giving keys to
Ms. Ivy Davis for one of the low cost homes in Spring City. It is a three-bedroom one-
bath home, one of a total of 100 that government is constructing in that community.
Two families have recently moved in and four others are in process of moving to their
new homes. On the right is Mr. Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Secretary with the
Ministry of Housing.
The Barefoot Man, actually George Nowak, an entertainer from the Cayman Islands,
presents a concert annually at Nippers. This year this very popular concert was ex-
tended into a three-day event that was very well attended. The new format turned out to
be very well accepted as the crowds were were more reasonably sized. He was accom-
panied by the duo of Sea N' Sea shown with him here, also from the Cayman Islands.
By Robert Wilson
It turned out to be a pleasant surprise
for all, as the date for the beach-side
Barefoot Man concert was changed. Tra-
ditionally held on a Sunday, Nipper's
owner, Johnny Roberts, decided to calm
things down a bit due to what had become
an overwhelming sea of party revelers.
According to Johnny, "This year we
decided to offer a variety of talent, and
spreading the fun over the entire week-
end made sense. There is something for
The other Guana Cay businesses were
ready. Milo's fruit stand appeared fresh-
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About 70 people turned out to begin a clean-up of the Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse site. The debris that they collected filled a large
dumpster. The effort was hampered by a poor road that the trucks had to use to carry the trash to where the dumpster was located.
Their goal is to restore the buildings and make the area a tourist attraction. The kerosene-lamp mechanism was operational until
1995 when the government automated it. The Abaco Club has volunteered to restore one of the lighthouse keeper's houses. It is
hoped that other interested groups will come forward to assist in restoring the other buildings.
Weekend at Nippers
featured the Barefoot Man
Hole-in-the-Wall needs major renovation
Clean-up From Page 1
ing the place a destination center where
visitors could learn about the area's history
and enjoy the awesome natural surround-
ings which include the famous hole-in-the-
wall rock formation as well as the arid but
plentiful vegetation, the many sea birds and
marine mammals. In his mind Mr. Rob-
erts sees local vendors displaying arts and
crafts items and local foods under tents for
the visitors who had come to spend the day
while tour operators give guided visits.
Approximately 70 people answered the
call for the clean-up campaign. They were
enrolled in Central Abaco by Ms. Berna-
dette Hall with the Ministry of Tourism
and Keep Abaco Beautiful and by Mr.
Floyd Swain with the Abaco Club at Wind-
ing Bay in the South. A group of Interact
Club members joined the group.
Thirty-five from the Winding Bay resort
including executives as well as employees
with family members met early that Satur-
day morning with people from the other ar-
eas to help remove all the debris and trash
that had accumulated over the years. Ms.
Dianne Claridge, who had once used the
premises for her marine mammal research
center, was there; the National Park War-
den, Mr. David Knowles. lent his help to
the project and one of the last lighthouse
keepers, Mr. Richard Cunningham, was
also among the volunteers.
A large dumpster was placed by Baha-
mas Waste Ltd at the junction of Soldier
Road and the road leading from the "Y."
Some volunteers carried trash down to the
bottom of the hill while people with trucks
made trips back and forth to the dumpster
with discarded items such as old furniture,
mattresses, pieces of wood, engines, pipes,
trash left by those visiting the site. Gloves
were supplied by Keep Abaco Beautiful,
Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse is a silent sentinel at the southernmost point on Abaco. It
lights the way for shipping the the Northwest Providence Channel, a major shipping lane
between Europe and Florida. It is part of the heritage of this country.
drinks and water were donated by local
food stores while lunch was provided by
the Abaco Club. Volunteers came in all
ages from under 10 to over 60 and all
worked hard. Their efforts were worth it.
By lunch time the sea grapes along the path
to the ocean had been cut back making for
an easy walk to the shore, and each build-
ing was reasonably clean. Well into the af-
ternoon trucks still were carrying debris to
the bin which by then was nearly full.
Please see Clean up Page 13
This shows one of the lighthouse keepers' houses in the typical octagonal design with
major roof damage and the roofed porch completely missing. The other building is a
storehouse. Hurricanes, neglect + and vandalism have left the site in very bad shape.
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SJ/qope 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@Sothebys Realty.com 242.366.0035
ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3967 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath, SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, powdersand,4bedrooms,6baths,fantastic location,
near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. inground pool,fully furnished. $2,300,000.
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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 spectacularAtlantic Beach. $1,750,000.
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.Patterso n@SothebysRealty.com 242.366,0035
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3928
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath cottage
on large lot, peaceful neighbourhood of North End.
Fantastic views. Was $1,175,000 Now $750,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound. Best deal on the island. $485,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@Sothebys Realty.com 242.366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfront home with private dock.
3bed/2bath, bonus room, extra lot.$1,300,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4390
MARNIE'S LANDING LOT IIB 1/2 acre
marina front property, graduating
elevation and private boat slip. $750,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment Starting at $140,000.
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #1640
TAHITI HAl SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
Cove. Newly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath,
plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000.
ii *' UNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4399
HISTORIC HARRISON HOUSE IN HOPE
TOWN 3 bed, 2 bath I minute walk away
from the ocean beach. $595,000.
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.Su llivan@SodlebysRealty.com 242.366.0163
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449
OCEAN VIEWS UPPER DECK ON BIG POINT
New 3 bed 2 bath with brand new pool. Multi-
decks,fantastic views. New Price. $795,000.
Jane.Patterso n@SothebysRealty.com 242,366,0163
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.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242 366,0035
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate in Abaco. 5 beds/6 baths.
hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242 367,5046
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TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage. AND the boat's included! $365,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious,well-appointed home with spectacular
360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. $875,000.
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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 Lot 43 UNDER CONTRACT Water views. $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 112 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 Ocean View Subdivision Lot 4 Ocean View 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
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000, Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 112 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $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. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3792 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock, $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARSII HARBOUR, LUBBER'S QUARTERS AND TREASURE CAY
The Abaconian April 1 2009
GREEN TURTLE CAY SIASHED PRICE
Island Reach 14
hed/;3.5 allh Iiillop
home leual mring fl
S.. private dock slip aid
S;.i swinmning pool. Lo-
cated on 1/2 i mwe of'
land this trop of the
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GREEN TURTLE CAY
;.olde. PaLilns lcauliltil
Sea to Sea esltate Lfaturing
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h11otscI and ;i guest collage
lhaitsleeps 8 witli 2 llll
I alhs. Ihlcude s tlock-
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Town-like comunmn ity
wilh plenty of green
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Lots range from $120,000-$1,960,000, and are
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Sprising 1,230 sq.li. This
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2 bed, 2 blathi home
w. ilh 1,100 sq. 11. of
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Crowd expected to hear from developers
Meeting From Page 1
President of Halcrow, the company which
is undertaking the engineering work for
American Bridge. He gave a product over-
view of the expansions to be made to the
facilities on Gorda Cay to accommodate
bigger ships which will be coming. This
is expected to take one year to complete
and work will begin in May. Various new
features will include a floating water slide
on a barge, a new kitchen and ten new
massage cabanas on the adult beach. The
marina will be expanded with additional
slips with a breakwater to protect the ma-
rina. Repairs will be made to the existing
breakwater by restacking the boulders and
new paving and other additional minor im-
provements will be made.
Mr. Tanberg said that there will be min-
imal impact to the environment as his com-
pany understands the need to protect the
environment. The company will be clean-
ing up beach areas and has an emergency
oil spill containment plan. "This will have
a financial impact on the community as we
will be employing between 40 and 50 Ba-
hamians in traditional construction trades
such as carpenters, labourers and power
drivers as well as sub-contractors," he
stated. A member of the audience thanked
American Bridge for employing and train-
ing people from Sandy Point.
Ministry of Tourism Representative,
Ms. Bernadette Hall, spoke on the Hole-in-
the-Wall lighthouse community partnership
project stating that the Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful affiliation is being utilized in partner-
ship with the Friends of the Environment
to beautify the area. Ms. Hall gave a short
history of the lighthouse which was built
in 1836 and renovated in 1925. Until 1995
it was kerosene operated and is currently
solar powered. This lighthouse is an im-
portant navigational tool for ships traveling
the Atlantic Ocean through the Northeast
Providence Channel to and from Freeport.
The area has, over the years, fallen into
disrepair and much garbage has been left
by picnickers. "On March 14 we plan to
start cleaning up the debris and do some
light landscaping," stated Ms. Hall. "We
also want to raise awareness. We have
many partners and want to make all Abaco
aware of this landmark. Another goal is to
educate about litter reduction and waste
prevention. In future we would like to meet
with stakeholders and develop a restoration
plan. Another goal is to develop a sustain-
able economic approach for Abaco includ-
ing museums, bird watching and other
tours. Visitors are looking for something to
do; 74 percent of them are repeat visitors,
and they need something different."
Mr. Edison Key, Parliamentary Repre-
sentative for South Abaco and Chairman
of BAIC, brought remarks saying that he
was pleased about the Disney project and
the boost it would give and that they have
his full support. He told the representa-
tives from American Bridge that he hopes
a ferry will start bringing people to Sandy
Point from Gorda Cay. "If this had been
done since the first arrival of Disney, then
Sandy Point would be booming by now. As
it is now, these visitors do not ever know
they are on Abaco. We want to move the
South forward; it can be a tourism strong-
hold," he stated. Mr. Key expressed his
pleasure at the plans for the restoration of
the lighthouse and suggested that the old
Sandy Point clinic could be converted into
a library for the community.
The double room was packed at the J.A. Pinder School for a Town Meeting to hear about
plans for developing tourism in South Abaco. American Bridge, improving the cruise ship
destination on Gorda Cay, was the only developer to attend. It was hoped that the Valen-
cia Group, that has extensive plans for developments, would make a presentation.
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Barefoot Man entertains with Caribbean calypso
Barefoot Man From Page 1
ly painted, the bakery had re-opened, the
drug store was well stocked with Guana
Cay merchandise and the boat slips at the
new Guana Hideaways Marina were filling
up well before the day of the concert.
Over on Fisher's Bay beach, Grabbers
had a party weekend of its own planned
featuring the island music of the Florida-
based CocoLoco. One of the owners com-
mented, "Our rooms have been sold out
for months, and with our fabulous beach
and pool bar, well, it's going to be fun."
As it turned out, if you were not at Nip-
pers, you were at Grabbers.
Albury's Ferry, Froggie's Out Island
Adventures and Dive Abaco provided
transportation for those traveling from
Marsh Harbour and the other cays while
those staying over the weekend either rent-
ed a house or room, anchored out in the
bay or secured a slip at Guana Hideways
or Orchid Bay marinas.
Stone McEwan and Thunder warmed
up the crowd at Nippers. Because it was
Friday, overcrowding was not an issue.
Despite a cool breeze, Nippers welcomed
what appeared to be a "busy Sunday" num-
ber of patrons and at most times there was
dancing room to spare. The lines were
small, and there were ample opportunities
for those wishing to secure autographs or
have pictures taken with "the Man him-
self," as he socialized between sets.
The Barefoot Man, accompanied by Sea
N' B, provided the day's featured enter-
tainment, offering his traditional calypso-
style music with his unique and cleverly
disguised Bahamian twist. The Cayman
Islands trio, who are featured regularly
at the Reef Resort on Grand Cayman, re-
ceived accolades for many of their stan-
dards, especially those from his latest CD,
Barefoot's Bahama Best and Time Flies
When Your Having Rum, where the title
song was written by Grammy award win-
ner Paul Overstreet.
Earle La Pierre, a Trinidadian now living
on Cayman, amazed those gathered with a
variety of his steel pan arrangements. La
Pierre is a widely acclaimed teacher and
steel drum musician throughout Canada
and the Caribbean.
On Saturday evening, an "unplugged"
concert for a limited gathering of hard-core
fans was held featuring the Barefoot Man,
Sea N' B and Earle La Pierre. Those hav-
ing reservations to the more up-close and
personal evening enjoyed a more formal
dining experience, and they were further
entertained with a magic show by the Great
Zambini and a comedian from the Jokers
Wild Comedy Club in Nassau.
Nippers' weekend concluded on Sunday
with Stone McEwan, and Fire and the Goat
Peppers from Marsh Harbour providing
"It was the best concert ever," com-
mented Dave Bluto, a visiting boater
from North Carolina. "There was plenty
of room, and everyone was having a fun
time," he added.
Throughout the weekend, others gave
the concert a five-star rating and hoped
that a similar schedule would be followed
in the future.
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The Editor Says... Perserving our heritage
Abaco's icon, the lighthouse in Hope
Town, is extensively used in advertising
and promotional material. Photos of this
monument standing over the Hope Town
settlement and harbour convey images of a
quaint and rustic life in a maritime setting.
When it was built in 1864, the Imperial
Lighthouse Service in London had no idea
of the role it would play in establishing
the island's identity or contributing to our
economy 146 years later. Although known
as the Hope Town Lighthouse, the correct
name is the Elbow Reef Light Station.
Twenty-seven years earlier in 1836, the
Abaco Light Station was constructed on
the southern tip of Abaco. The name was
changed to Hole-in-the-Wall Light Station
The Hole-in-the-Wall station was ser-
viced from 1836 through 1965 at six-month
intervals by ships which brought food,
kerosene and other supplies. Transferring
freight from the supply ship to shore at
Hole-in-the-Wall was an arduous and dan-
gerous operation. Two light keepers and
their families lived a Spartan life on site.
In 1965, Edison Key of Seabreeze Con-
struction Company pushed a road through
the forest connecting the station to the
southern most road used by the Owens-
Illinois logging operation. This allowed
supplies to come on the mailboat to Marsh
Harbour and then be delivered to the sta-
tion by truck.
For 30 more years the light station was
manned by two keepers and their families.
Then in a cost-cutting measure in 1995,
the kerosene light and its Fresnel lenses
were dismantled and replaced by a solar-
powered light. The term "silent sentinel,"
often given to lighthouses, took on a new
meaning as the station became truly silent
with the departure of the keepers.
The keepers' residences, which are
believed to date to the early 1900s, have
suffered the ravages of several hurricanes
and have been allowed to deteriorate by ne-
glect. Vandals and souvenir hunters have
taken their toll.
Two minor efforts have been made in
recent years to restore the buildings. The
Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey organi-
zation headed by Dianne Claridge used the
facility for its marine studies and attempted
to obtain a lease for using the buildings.
That group made some repairs. More re-
cently, Colin Rees tried without notable
success to raise interest in protecting the
site and resurrecting the buildings. He of-
ten made the two-hour trip to the site with
a crew and made improvements to the road
and other aspects of the site.
The road from Marsh Harbour to the
"Y" junction is about 45 miles of good
pavement and takes under an hour to drive.
The next 15 miles can take an hour or more
to drive. It is an acceptable drive although
not a fast road. The final half mile has been
the worst with bushes scraping vehicle
sides. Although passable, rocks on this last
distance will scrape the undersides of many
Now a new initiative has begun under
the leadership of Preston Roberts, Chief
Councillor of South Abaco. He is look-
ing for innovative ways to promote and
increase tourism for the benefit of South
Abaco. He quickly realized that the light-
house was an underused resource and set
about to capitalize on this.
Mr. Roberts and the Abaco Tourism Of-
fice have enlisted Winding Bay, Friends of
the Environment, Keep Abaco Beautiful,
the South Abaco District Council and oth-
er corporate and civic groups to clean up
the site, remove the trash and improve the
road. The first work-group of 70 persons
spent March 14 working there.
The lighthouse is outside the boundar-
ies of the Abaco National Park but close
enough to be of interest to those entrusted
with the care and operation of the park.
Ultimately, the Bahamas government will
have to be consulted as it is the owner of
the tower and the buildings. However, it
is obvious that they have no interest in the
site or the buildings other than keeping the
light operational in the top of the tower.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay has re-
cently said that it will renovate one of the
residences. This would allow the next logi-
cal step of having someone live there as
a warden, caretaker, guide, watchman or
whatever. How this might be financed or
who might be enticed to live there remains
to be seen.
The point is that the first step has been
taken, and it will be important to maintain
the interest and momentum to further this
restoration. Persons with ideas or wanting
to assist in this work are urged to contact
any of these groups mentioned earlier: Mr.
Preston Roberts, Friends of the Environ-
ment, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay
or Tourism in Marsh Harbour. The next
planned work day will be April 25 and they
If he were still alive, Mr. Rees would be
pleased to see the site restored. His early
photographs of this beacon can be seen in
many businesses in Marsh Harbour. Per-
haps this monument will regain its rightful
place in Abaco's heritage and become one
of our must-see attractions.
Many elements of Abaco's heritage are
waiting for recognition, accessibility and
promotion. There are five or more saw-
mill sites of which Wilson City is the best
known. It has the largest number of foun-
dations and remnants of industrial debris.
It is easily accessible by the recently bull-
dozed road BEC constructed for its antici-
pated Bunker C fuel depot on the coast. In
the rush to access the coastal site, we un-
derstand that the BEC bulldozer destroyed
some of the original remnants of the 1910
The Abaco coppice and pine forest
hold many secrets, some of which are
known to a few hardy souls that explore
these hidden treasures. A pineapple pro-
cessing facility from the early 1800s was
recently excavated on Green Turtle Cay.
Remnants of a sisal mill remain south of
Blackwood. Elements of other sisal mills
remain on Guana Cay and Hope Town.
Little Abaco has the ruins of a sisal
plantation with walls standing beside a
huge blue hole. It is about an hour's walk
through the woods to reach it.
The recent crocodile and tortoise skel-
etons discovered in one of Abaco's blue
holes has brought Abaco much attention by
the scientific community.
All of these historical and archaeological
sites should be appreciated and maintained.
We need to take pride in Abaco's heritage
and learn more of our past. The work at
Hole-in-the-Wall is a great project that will
hopefully encourage the interest and pres-
ervation of other sites, not as exciting and
alluring but important also. Our children
need to learn about the past and realize that
the past is part of us. The physical remind-
ers along with stories need to be protected
for posterity. Besides enriching our lives,
historical sites can be a draw for many of
our visitors who to want to see glimpses of
the past of Abaco.
ffttcek to the (dtuok
Crime is escalating
I read with interest your recent article in
the Guardian about stolen boats in Abaco
which was reported to you by Michael Al-
Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna is
misinformed and dead wrong about crime
in Abaco. Crime is out of control here and
the police cannot keep it under control.
I suggest you get a copy of the Police
Crime Report which is published every
two weeks in The Abaconian Newspaper
in Marsh Harbour. The last issue of the
Abaconian (February 15, 2009) has 33 in-
cidents of crime reported which included
three stolen boats.
Since that date an attempt was made to
steal my boat and they did make off with
a GPS and XM Radio from my boat. A
boat docked two slips over from my boat
was stolen the Saturday before and another
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boat stolen from Sugar Loaf Cay on Sun
day night. Just this past weekend a tourist
renting a home in the Abaco Beach Resort
confronted a man attempting to steal his
boat. The Marsh Harbour Boat Yard has
had three boats stolen recently from their
marina and now have to have nightly se-
curity guards. I'm sure you can get a full
report of stolen boats or attempted thefts
from the Abaco Police Station.
Hulan Hanna's comments are outra-
geous. Abaco has a "big" crime problem
and there are not enough police officers
or resources to keep pace with the crime.
The Commissioner and Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police need to know how serious
the problem is in Abaco. If this crime wave
is not stopped now it will get worse which
will be devastating to our economy.
Thank you for your time.
We need the Crime Report
Please add me to the list of people who
are distressed that the Police will no lon-
ger give the Abaconian information for
the Police Report. If they feel it reflects
negatively on them, then perhaps we could
also have a column to praise the police for
crimes solved. Unfortunately, crime is in-
creasing in Abaco and by being aware of
what is going on we can better protect our
Abaco student is
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to report that Ms. Shaquria
Adderley, a graduate student at Saint Louis
University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA,
is the first (primary) author on a scientific
paper that will be published in the Ameri-
can Journal of Physiology in the next month
or two. She
on four addi-
recent pub- Shaquria Adderley
lication is primarily her individual ac-
complishment. Ms. Adderley is in train-
ing in pharmacology and physiology, and
this publication represents a significant
advancement in her field of study. She is
anticipated to earn a PhD degree within the
I thought that this news might be of in-
terest to your readers since Ms. Adderley
is from Abaco and her family resides there
at this time. She is a student in my labora-
tory and is a major asset to our group.
Randy S. Sprague, MD
Saint Louis University
School of Medicine
A message from one
of our engineers
Firstly, I would just like to apologize for
the letter I put in the last paper. Sometimes
it's best to just shut up and let the truth
speak for itself. Anyways, I am willing to
forgive and forget the matter.
Secondly, I would like to mention some
concerns regarding building control on
Please see Letters Page 9
April 1, 2009 The Abaconian
uAJote q ettems to the ditoi
Letters From Page 8
In The Bahamas, as in any civilized
country, before construction of a building
takes place, the law requires one to have a
building permit. After a building permit is
issued, the owner is required to request, at
certain stages of construction, an inspection
from the Ministry of Works. Note, it is the
owner's responsibility, not the Ministry
of Works, to ensure that required inspec-
tions are requested and carried out. Once
the structure is completed and all required
inspections have taken place, the owner
can request an occupancy certificate which
he/she can take to BEC and get hooked up.
The occupancy certificate is essentially our
office stating that all required inspections
on the building have been carried out and
that the building is safe for its intended oc-
We have been finding that many own-
ers are requesting occupancy certificates
and some or all of the required inspections
have not been carried out. This puts our
office in a difficult position because we are
being asked to sign off on a building that
we do not have full knowledge of.
For example, how do we know that all
of the required reinforcing steel has been
placed in a concrete beam if we did not in-
spect it prior to the concrete being placed?
In some of these cases if there is some
question about the integrity of a building
and to absolve us of liability should a prob-
lem develop in the future, we may be find
it necessary to have the owner provide a
structural engineer's report stating that the
building meets the requirements of the Ba-
hamas Building Code.
The Ministry of Works Building Control
staff is here to provide service for the ben-
efit of owners and the public. So I would
just encourage everyone who is building on
Abaco to please ensure that all inspections
are carried out.
Finally, the Ministry of Works does
not charge any fees for carrying out our
regular duties. If anyone purporting to be
an employee of the Ministry of Works re-
quests a fee or a bribe, please contact me
directly. Please note that if you have com-
mitted an honest mistake, it's best to deal
with it through the proper channels and not
try and get off the hook by paying a bribe.
This only undermines the whole building
control process. In most cases we will give
you a reasonable solution to correct any
errors or omissions you've made. Remem-
ber, the Bible says, "Your sin will find you
out," so do the right thing.
Abaco Area Engineer
An open letter to
Does anyone ever thank you, Patrick,
I wonder. Well, I want to. I have expe-
rienced your good deeds for many years
now, ever since we lived in Freeport and
were employed and had a steady income
and were able to assist in your "Concerned
I'm only guessing, but I believe you do
more than just write eulogies. You arrange
housing, hospital beds, wheel chairs, care
givers and often everyday food, doctors'
bills and monthly utility bills to be paid.
You are truly a Guardian Angel who is
there when someone, anyone, is in need.
I am not her family, but Ms. Annis Saw-
yer was a friend of mine, and I appreciate
what you did for her, what you have done
for so many. Persons I never knew, but old
friends who needed a Patrick Bethel. I also
know you didn't do it alone, your arms
reached out and reined in others who want-
ed to help you in your quest to help oth-
ers, real concerned citizens. Please know
that you, and they, are appreciated. Thank
you again, from the bottom of my heart, a
heart that has been touched by your kind-
ness, a kindness that has touched so many,
not only in Cherokee but beyond.
Missing the point on keep-
ing the visitors coming
Abaconian writer J. Lockhart appeared
to echo Abaconian writer J. Hudson in
calling for more entertainment and activi-
ties as a way to attract more tourism and
strengthen the economy of Abaco "through
Lockhart rightly noted that Abaco "has a
unique product with the majority of its visi-
tors being second homeowners and boat-
ers." To focus on attracting Nassau/Miami
Beach type visitors and let them slam down
drinks while local entertainers turn up the
music and make noise into the late hours
is overlooking one important observation:
Most of the second homeowners and boat-
ers visit Abaco because of the serenity that
these cays offer.
In addition to visiting the boaters and ho-
meowners which surround restaurant row
in Marsh Harbour, Lockhart and members
of the Tourist Bureau should travel to the
out islands to gain further insight as to why
boaters and second homeowners return
year after year and why they continue to
recommend others to enjoy such a "unique
product." Though there may be a small
minority who say otherwise, I am a bet-
ting man and I say that the majority enjoy
the beauty and serenity and would move
on and/or sell out if Little Harbour, Hope
Town, New Plymouth and the settlement
at Guana danced and drank into the wee
Also, the Abaconian and Tourist Bureau
should campaign for lessening the customs
tax on maintenance items for visiting boat
owners and homeowners. Until this year,
if we needed a part to replace a defective
part, we could replace it with one we had
back in the States. Now, customs is being
charged to impose a 45 percent duty on
each item. This doesn't seem to be an at-
tractive way to deal with tourism.
One other item, I am offended by J.
Hudson's statement that implied that boat-
ers do not make a major contribution to
the economy of the area. I have stayed at
the same marina and visited all the cays on
Abaco every year for nine years. I have
joined with many boaters in trying to be-
come a welcomed visitor/citizen and enjoy
the "unique product" that Abaco has to of-
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central Abaco News
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Porn reclaims Chnarle
By Mirella Santillo
The pink and tan houses still remain-
ing at Charlie Boo Corner are not going
to stand there much longer. Neither are
the cute little shacks where vendors dis-
played their wares at the various functions
that were held at what was once called The
The Assistant-Deputy Port Controller,
Capt. Cyril Roker, stated that government
has bought the land back and that evic-
tion notices have been given. Quite a few
structures have already been bulldozed and
ale iew IIremaIl Ung ones are 3uppose3y uon
land in litigation as the owners claim that
they have not been paid for the land. Capt.
Roker suggested that people who still had
claims should contact the Office of the
Prime Minister directly.
The office of the Ministry of Works was
one of the first to move out and has relo-
cated in the building next to Abaco Pizza.
Mrs. Yvonne Key, who had been the vi-
sion behind Goombay Park as an entertain-
ment destination, mentioned that the col-
orful little huts will be moved in the near
future to the property across from the BEC
office in Marsh Harbour that will become
a Farmers Market.
Housing Minister tours Central Pines Estates
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the three acres at the Port will be complete-
ly vacated and fenced in to accommodate
the many containers that arrive each day
to Marsh Harbour. The plan is to level the
grounds, install lighting and cameras for
the area to become a secure facility for the
people interested in leasing the land for
By Mirella Santillo
On March 5th Dr. Keith Tinker, Direc-
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seums Corporation, and one of his assis-
tants, Ms. Ruth Forbes, met with a group
of North Abaco people interested in reno-
vating an old building for a Heritage Cen-
ter. The Prime Minister had already been
informed of the project and of the pro-
posed property, a government building lo-
cated on the border between Dundas Town
and Murphy Town, and requested that the
group become legally formed before any
further consideration could be given.
Please see Central Page 77
While the Hon. Kenneth Russell was on Abaco on March 11 to give keys to new homeown-
ers in Spring City, he visited Central Pines Estates where he found work being done on
a foundation on property not completely authorized. The prospective buyer had a Letter
of Intent but had not processed the necessary papers to secure the land. Work has been
stopped until the buyer has his paperwork in order. Shown here are Canishka with Radio
Abaco; Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Secretary with Housing; Kevin Mclntosh,
Housing office on Abaco; and, hidden from view, Mr. Russell.
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The visit of the two representatives was
aimed at instructing the residents on the
legal aspects of the venture and helping
them form a steering committee that would
oversee the diffusion of information about
the project to the public and enroll people
interested in participating while the legal
incorporation was underway.
Ms. Forbes informed the group that a
similar project had been undertaken very
successfully in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, and
explained the various steps to be taken.
Dr. Tinker suggested that a steering
committee be formed immediately among
the people present and that any action tak-
en from that day on be properly recorded.
Six members were nominated to admin-
ister the committee until a proper Execu-
tive Board is formed at the time of legal
incorporation. The Office of the Prime
Minister will be informed of the formation
of the Steering Committee through Admin-
istrator Cephas Cooper, a step that should
facilitate the grant of land for the Heritage
At a subsequent meeting on March 16th
the Steering Committee decided on a name
for the organization, the North Abaco His-
torical Foundation, and the heritage center
which will be called Dun-Mur Heritage
A series of meetings is scheduled to
A group of residents of Dundas Town and Murphy Town met with Dr. Keith Tinker,
Director of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, to form a Steering
Committee to work toward opening a heritage center. The group is interested in using
the old government building between the two towns that was originally a jail and later a
library. Dr. Tinker is standing at the back.
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take place within the next two months in
the communities involved and a public an-
nouncement will be made on Radio Abaco.
Letters will be sent to various churches to
inform the public of the project.
Reusable gallon bottles
at Northrock Water
By Mirella Santillo
Four years ago the owners of the
Northrock Water company, Mr. and Mrs.
Simmons, being environmentally con-
scious, tried to introduce a reusable one
gallon water bottle in an effort to reduce
the huge number of disposable bottles end-
ing in the landfill. The concept had not
yet made an impression among the water
drinking locals. The popular size of reus-
able water containers were and still are the
five gallons bottles.
Since then, awakened by organizations
such as Friends of the Environment and
Keep Abaco Beautiful, an environmental
awareness has developed and recycling or
re-using is becoming more and more the
things to do.
Why use the non-disposable gallon wa-
ter bottles? The first answer is to reduce
trash and pollutants which is a major con-
sideration. However, there are a few hid-
den benefits. The material which these
bottles are made from is supposedly less
toxic than the disposable plastic. The gal-
lon size is easier for children to use and
because of its smaller size, it is less likely
that the bottle will be used to store liquids
other than water.
Mrs. Simmons described the process by
which bottles are cleaned to ensure their
sterileness. Once returned, the bottles are
Please see Central Page 22
This row of piling was put in holes drilled down the middle of a road in Dundas Town.
It kept vehicles from using the road and stranded some cars at the far end since it was a
dead end road. The piling were later removed.
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Further Research at Sawmill Sink
By Jennifer Hudson
The Blue Hole at Sawmill Sink in South
Abaco was first discovered six years ago
and periodic explorations still take place
there as it is an excellent site for research
into what life was like on Abaco thousands
of years ago. A group of seven graduate
students from the University of Florida
spent six days on Abaco from March 9-15
and much of their time was spent research-
ing material from Sawmill Sink. On March
9 they attended a dive at this site along
with their professor, Dr. David Steadman,
Chairman of the Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History and Curator of Ornithology as
part of their Island Biogeography course.
Accompanying them was Mrs. Nancy
Albury, local representative for the Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Museums Corpora-
tion of The Bahamas. Mr. Brian Kakuk,
professional diver and owner of Bahamas
Underground, spent one hour diving in the
blue hole from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to recover
fossils for the students to research. Stu-
dents from the marine biology class at Ab-
aco Central High School and students from
S.C. Bootle High School were at Sawmill
Sink on March 9 to observe. Students from
Forest Heights Academy were expected to
go on another dive trip on March 13.
"This site has a lot of meaning for The
Bahamas as it makes it possible to recon-
struct what the environment was like in
more pristine days," stated Dr. Steadman.
"We can use the evidence gained from the
fossils to make life healthier in the future,
and it gives goals to keep the environment
"The idea of the dive today is to get a
bone or two from as many crocodiles as
possible to try and figure out the food web.
At one time the whole island was covered
with tortoises which are extinct now, and
we think that the crocodiles ate the tor-
toises. We think that the crocodiles were
more part of the terrestrial food web rather
than aquatic as there was no opportunity
for survival in water since there is no fresh
water on Abaco such as streams or rivers,
only blue holes and we are hoping that to-
day we will be able to answer some of our
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questions. We think that crocodiles were
the main predators on land and that 12,000
to 15,000 years ago the place was probably
crawling with crocodiles and tortoises. To-
day we are hoping to get a lot of bones to
radiocarbon date. We will look at the car-
bon and nitrogen isotopes in the bones and
piece the information together."
At exactly two o'clock bubbles began
to appear on the surface of the blue hole
signifying that diver Kakuk had begun de-
compression for his ascent back to the sur-
face. Although only 30 feet in depth at the
centre, there are branches of the blue hole
which reach depths of 120 feet. There was
a hushed, expectant silence for the next 15
minutes as the bubbles moved from the far
side of the blue hole to the nearside where the
diver would emerge, everyone anxious to see
what fossil treasures would be brought to the
surface. At 2:15 p.m. diver Kakuk emerged
and handed two blue plastic containers to the
waiting students who were thrilled to see a
large assortment of bones inside.
Mr. Kakuk was excited to have found
two more crocodiles during this dive, thus
bringing the total number of crocodiles
discovered at Sawmill Sink to date to 54.
Many tortoises and birds have also already
been tagged. Once tagged, they are identi-
fied with a supporting photograph. "These
photographs are very important for com-
parison as we can keep track of the degra-
dation," stated Nancy Albury, who added,
"We leave the fossils down there unless
we want to do tests on them as that is the
best environment for preservation."
PhD student Alex Hastings the person
who will be doing most of the testing on
the fossil bones, was very excited when he
saw what had been brought up to work on.
"The different isotopes in different weights
can tell about different
environments, and we
will be looking at trop-
ic levels," he stated.
Alex has the distinction
of having discovered
one of the largest snake
fossils ever in Colum-
bia. A professor spe-
cializing in that field
helped him research the
bone, and it was dis-
covered that the snake,
which was related to
the boa and anaconda
but much larger, would
have been 42 feet in
length which is longer
than a school bus and Nancy Albury, lo
two to three feet wide. ments and Museu
The vertebrae were es- man of the Flori,
timated to be about 60 of Ornithology w
million years old, the additonal skeleto.
time period just after
the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Professor Steadman was pleased at the
condition of the bones brought up from
the depths of Sawmill Sink that day stat-
cal representative for the Antiquities, Monu-
mis Corporation, talks with Dr. David Stead-
da Museum of Natural History and Curator
who took a class to Sawmill Sink to retrieve
ns from the Bue Hole.
ing, "They look in great shape and are well
preserved." The bones will now undergo a
few weeks of pre-treatment on Abaco and
will then go to the University of Florida
for the results.
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Entertainment Capital of the Abacos!
Enjoy the contemporary piano music and rich soulful vocals
of the wonderful "Stephen Colebrook", performing in Anglers
Restaurant Wednesday-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
Showcase. Starting at 7:00pm Until
Reserve your tickets today for our now famous Bahamian Full
Moon Party to be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 featuring
Gary McDonald and the Impact Band.
Auditions Being Held: We are looking for talented people of
all 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
contact our Concierge via telephone 367-2158 ext. 6021 or
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Four buildings besides the lighthouse
itself, all in need of extensive repairs, are
part of the lighthouse complex, and the
idea is to have local businesses and foreign
investors agree to each restore a building.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay has al-
ready committed to adopt one building and
Mr. Swain hopes that other corporate enti-
ties will follow suite.
One of the major restoration efforts is
the road leading to that remote area of
South Abaco. When one drives carefully
avoiding potholes and snapping branches,
it takes close to one and one-half hours to
cover the 11 miles to the lighthouse. The
problems was taken to the MP for South
Abaco, Mr. Edison Key, who, according
to Mr. Roberts, promised to give his sup-
port to the project by having Central Gov-
ernment take care of the road repairs.
Another clean-up and assessment trip to
Hole-in-the-Wall is planned for April 25th.
Ms. Hall is counting on as many volunteers
to show up on that day.
Hole In The Wall Clean-Up
A Student's Perspective
Grade 10 Forest Heights Academy
Saturday, March 14, started with a long
journey to Hole in the Wall in South Aba-
co. We met at the Abaco Neem parking lot
very early in the morning with a team of
six students accompanied by teachers, the
Ministry of Tourism, Friends of the Envi-
ronment, the Bahamas National Trust war-
den, local government officials and other
Mrs. Glender Knowles carried us by
bus as far as the turn off for Hole in the
Wall. Then we transferred to trucks for
the bumpy, rocky, hour-long ride to the
lighthouse. Once we arrived, the day was
spent cleaning up the houses that were de-
stroyed by Hurricane Floyd. The pathways
down to the point were also cleaned and
reopened. Around the lighthouse itself we
weeded and cleaned up garbage.
At the end of the day we had a short
time for sightseeing before the long ride
A group of about 70 people hauled debris of all kinds from the buildings at the Hole-in-
the-Wall lighthouse. The derelict buildings have been vacant since 1995 when the light
was automated. The trash had to be carried by hand to the parking area where trucks
were waiting to take it out to a very bad track road where a dumpster was located.
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First Heritage Day!!!
Saturday, April 4th, 2009
* Volleyball Court
Hon. Byran Woodside
Minister of State for Lands & Local Government
Wall of Heroes honouring Edwin Albury, Emerson Albury, & Marcell Albury
Lots of History
* Walking Historical Tours Old Photos
SPlatting of Maypole Sisal Rope Making
Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentations
honouring Mary Albury & Edith Weatherford
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
Ferry leaving Marsh Harbour at 9:30 a.m.
Special Rate: $15 roundtrip
Come join us as we
"Celebrate our Heritage!"
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South Abaco seaside community.
Homes built to withstand all weather
conditions and virtually maintainance
free. Electricity & water available.
Homes starting at...............US$275,000
Offering beachfront, ocean view & hill-
Homesties starting at.........US$ 30,000
This offering includes 14+ acres of
property situated on Little Harbour
Road with 335 ft. of sandy beach
frontage. Perched upon the hilltop this
cottage enjoys unparalled views of the
Atlantic. Just 1/3 mile north of the pres-
tigious Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
Near Pete's Pub & Cherokee Sound.
#13515 Price: $3,250,000
Sea to Sea property located in exclu-
sive Little Harbour. Approx. 3/4+/-
acres. 90' of Little Harbour frontage
& 90' of Atlantic Ocean frontage.
#13983 Price: $295,000
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and
beach access. 1.34 acres. Minutes
from Pete's Pub and Winding Bay.
3 bed, 2 bath harbour view home.
Spectacular 360 degree views of
Little Harbour & Sea of Abaco.
Private dock & harbour mooring.
#13494 Price: $490,000
LITTLE HARBOUR LOT
Fantastic hilltop lot with Atlantic &
Harbour views. Steps away from
beach. Flats fishing & deep sea fish-
ing. Dockage. Can be subdivided.
#13914 Price: $370,000
2 + acres with 135 ft. of direct water
frontage on Little Harbour. Private,
gated access. Great views of Little
Harbour & Robinsons Bight.
#13827 Price: $495,000
2 bed, 2 bath cottage, fully furnished.
Built in 2008. Great views, beach
access. All utilities, cable, etc.
#13821 Price: $299,000
Just under one acre of direct ocean
front property. Fantastic Atlantic
Ocean views. Good elevations.
Cleared & ready to build.
#13604 Price: $330,000
Beachfront DUPLEX. Fully furnished,
2 bed, 2 bath each side. Direct
Atlantic Ocean views. All utilities.
Fenced yard. Turnkey.
#2818 Price: $530,000
Multi-family unfinished duplex. Concrete
block construction. 2,464 sq. ft. total. Solid
structure. Good investment opportunity.
TURTLE ROCKS ACREAGE
148 ft. of shoreline, 728 ft. deep.
Lovely beach, flat rock shoreline.
Beautiful views. Phone, cable, elec-
#13150 Price: $495,000
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
SLovely well maintained CBS home featur-
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Enclosed & landscaped property with gar-
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES LEISURE LEE
1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in sea Great canal front homesite, lot 164 on
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#13544 Price: $295,000 #13891 Price: $249,000
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Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
open concept living, sits on 1.75 untouched property with nice coppice
acres. Can be subdivided. Great growth. Hilltop & waterfront Ideal for res-
investment opportunity. idential development.
#13475 Price: $305,000 #13558 Price: $490,000
Bahama Coral Island Lots starting at................................................ $25,000
Bahama Palm Shores Interior lot, Section 1...........................................$33,000
Bahama Palm Shores Interior lot, Section 2...........................................$37,000
Green Turtle Cay 1.5 acres, 135 ft. frontage, greal elevations ..............$665,000
Long Beach 2 bedroom long term RENTAL................................month/$1,500
Casuarina Point 1 bedroom long term RENTAL............................month/$1,250
8+/-acres of beachfront 90'elevations
Atlantic&Cherokee Sound 3 miles to
the Abaco Club.Can be sub-divided.
#13482 Price: $1,980,000
* Hope Town Centrally located, oceanfront lot ......................................$210,000
* Leisure Lee Canal lot, seawalled.................................. .............. $249,000
* Long Beach Many interior lots starting at...........................................$ 30,000
* Treasure Cay Lot Main Road east of Marina ......................................$ 90,000
* Treasure Cay Waterfront lot................................................................... $350,000
April 1, 2009
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Education held faith-based Leaders Workshop
By Mirella Santillo
The Department of Education organized
a workshop on March 12 for the people
who have the greater reach in the commu-
nities: church leaders. The workshop was
to deal with the growing ills of our society
perceived through symptoms such as rais-
ing crime, rising sexually-transmitted dis-
eases such as AIDS among teenagers and a
Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Education Offi-
cer and coordinator for the seminar, had
25 church representatives in attendance
representing 12 churches from all over the
island. Speakers representing the areas of
concern addressed the church representa-
tives with explanations, suggestions and
advise that they could in turn disperse to
During the morning session Mr. Ken-
neth Romer, District of Education Officer,
defined leadership skills and reminded the
pastors of their responsibilities as group
leaders. He talked about decision-making
and how successful leaders approach all
tasks from the perspective of how individu-
als' needs can be met in the process.
Mrs. Zoe Hepburn with First Caribbean
Bank talked about budgeting and saving.
Bahamians tend to spend a lot to buy their
kids things they do not necessarily need.
They have to learn to save and to teach kids
they cannot have everything they want, she
admonished. She suggested to save a few
dollars every week to collect a more sub-
stantive sum at the end of the year or when
needed. Learn how to re-use and recycle,
After the lunch break, Insp. Edric
Poitier's presentation on crime prevention
strategies followed Mrs. Lenora Black's
remarks on why the seminar had been
planned. As educators, she said, the task
they face is not just a teaching process but
the building of a nation.
Mrs. Edwards took the stand last to
present statistics on the extent of AIDS in
The Bahamas and to suggest prevention
technics. She was especially concerned
with the rise of that disease among very
young people and suggested to re-enforce
chaperoning during adolescent gatherings
Church leaders were invited to attend a faith-based Leadership Workshop organized by
the Ministry of Education to address some of the ills that are facing our society today.
Shown here is Kenneth Romer, an Education officer, discussing leadership.
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Scrubs will introduce
Tourism will offer two
By Michelle Mikula pearance, outlining a tour, effective com-
Abaco Tourism Office mentary, correct techniques for answering
In an effort to expand the skill level of questions, guiding a specific site and other
the Abaco community, the Abaco Tourist training modules that will allow them to
Office has arranged to host two training facilitate tours that are well organized and
programmes that will take place over the very informative.
next two months. The workshop will be followed by Ab-
The programmes include Bahamahost aco's 30th session of Bahamahost that will
and a Tour Guide Training Workshop, begin on May 4th extending over a four-
which are being coordinated through Du- week period at the Abaco Tourist Office
shinka Roberts, who is responsible for the Training Center. The Ministry of Tourism
Training and Education Department at the introduced this program back in 1978 to
Abaco Tourist Office. Enlisted to facilitate properly train Bahamians who are em-
the two separate training programmes are ployed within the hospitality industry.
staff of the Ministry of Tourism in Nassau The programme incorporates lectures
and other specialty lecturers. on history, geography, civics, economics,
The Tour Guide Training Workshop will culture, flora, fauna, places of interests,
be the first of the two and will commence the value of tourism to The Bahamas, how
on April 20th over a one-week period at the country is marketed and promoted and
the Abaco Tourist Office Training Center. other topics that will improve participants'
This has a registration fee of $50. This delivery of service to our visitors. The
will be the first time that this workshop is program requires a $75 enrollment fee and
being offered on Abaco with the expected a passing grade of 75 percent for success-
outcome of participants becoming properly fully completing the course.
trained and certified as professional Tour The Abaco Tourist Office currently has
Guides. application forms available for both pro-
Persons participating in this workshop grammes and is encouraging persons to
will be trained in areas such as general enroll as soon as possible.
knowledge, setting the scene on a tour, ap-
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Some of the crew of the television show Scrubs are shown here with staff of the Abaco
Tourism office. The episodes filmed in Hope Town will be aired in April.
By Michelle Mikula
Millions will become familiar with
the people and the island of Abaco when
they tune into the ABC network on April
8 and 15 to watch one of their favourite
television shows, Scrubs.
Last June the cast and crew of Scrubs
traveled to Abaco for a week to shoot a
destination wedding scene in the settle-
ment of Hope Town. The shoot included
much of Hope Town's beauty and charm
as backdrops as well as the acting talent
of some of the local people in a few of
In an effort to generate further interest
in the show and on Abaco, the Ministry of
Tourism has partnered with other indus-
try partners to package a Scrubs Vacation
Giveaway. The Giveaway is being pro-
moted on Bahamas.com and is inclusive
of accommodation, air, meals and on-is-
land transportation on Abaco for two.
Arrangements are being made to host
a viewing of the first episode on April
8 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in
Hope Town with one of the cast mem-
bers as the special guest.
Abaco islanders are reminded to save the
dates either April 7 and 14 or April 8 and 15.
We were not able to verify which dates.
British American Financial
British American Financial "BAF" is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bahamian entity BAB
Holdings Limited, BAF Iecently celcbrated its second year as a 100% Bahamian owned entity
having been acquired by the Bahamian Group during February 2007.
Established in 1920. British American Financial provides a full range of insurance and
investment services, including life & health insurance, mortgages, financial and retirement
planning, annuities, mutual funds and pension plans. The Company has three offices in Nassau at
Independence Drive. Rosetta St. Palmdale, and Carmichael Rd. Also full service branches in
Freeport, Abaco. Exuma and a network of career agents throughout the Family Islands. The
Company directly employs more than 200 Bahamians.
British American Financial is not related or affiliated in any way whatsoever with any other
company with a simi lar name "British American", whether in the Bahamas, the Caribbean region
or anywhere else.
In celebration of our second anniversary as a fully Bahamian Company, we are pleased to
announce our ol'ering of flie financial consultations, along with weekly financial seminars to our
clients and the public at our Independence Drive IHeadquarters every Friday until the end of April
2009. The Company extends aspecial invitation to members ofthe public who recently experienced
job losses and hardship as a esull of the downturn in the economy.
Please direct any questions on this statement to Mr. L Chester Coope;r President & CEO
via e-mail: ccooper@balbinanci'u.coim or Tel: 242-461-1003.
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Reef Ball raised money for Friends
By Jennifer Hudson
The 9th Annual Reef Ball, organized by
the Friends of the Environment as a fund
raiser for their education programme, was
held on March 7 in the pavilion of the Ab-
aco Beach Resort. Guests began the eve-
ning by mingling while enjoying tasty hors
d'oeuvres and watching a demonstration
by Alexander Maillis II on how to prepare
lionfish for eating. Samples were passed
around for people to savor. A buffet din-
ner was served with many food selections
and carvery stations. Subculture, a live
band from Nassau, provided entertainment
for the evening with selections of lively
Bahamian music and golden oldies. The
pavilion was beautifully decorated in a ma-
rine theme with fish adorning the walls and
Junkanoo undersea-themed centrepieces
made by students of Forest Heights Acad-
emy. Colourful fish, carved by Jo-Ann and
Peter Bradley of the Conch Pearl Gallery
and painted by local artists, were available
for purchase to raise funds to sponsor edu-
Other fund raising activities included a
silent auction of collectibles, fine wine,
eco-friendly trips, art work, dinners, ser-
vices and hotel stays and a live auction
with many more excellent items including
a sailing trip on the William H. Albury, an
aerial tour of Abaco and all inclusive trips
to Argentina and Chile. The item which
raised the most, however, was the half day
fishing trip with the Rt. Hon. Hubert In-
graham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas,
which raised the sum of $6,000.
During the evening, three awards were
presented to persons for their exemplary
contributions to the preservation of the en-
vironment. Honourees were
Heather and Andrew Prosa of the Hope
Town Coffee House for being environmen-
tally conscious in their business and prac-
ticing a sustainable life-
style. The Hope Town
Coffee House recycles
or composts everything
possible and all their
food service items are
have planted non-inva-
sive plants all around
the property and have
set up their gray water
drainage to water all
Joy Chaplin for her
contribution to educa-
tion. Mrs. Chaplin has
been instrumental in Friends of the E
the Discovery Club af- Ball on March 7e
ter school environmen- attracted much a,
tal programme since its Albury, owners c
inception and runs the terest in an item.
session for the 10 13
year old Guardians every week. She is al-
ways willing to volunteer her knowledge
and time to assist with the Friends educa-
Pete's Pub for its forward thinking and
energy independence. It has made a transi-
tion from a diesel-powered generator to a
fully supportive solar power system which
is a model for others to follow.
The Reef Ball was very well attended
and ticket sales surpassed those of last
year. "It was really great to see how many
people turned out to support us and we are
'nvironment held its annual fund raisng Reef
at Abaco Beach Resort. This year the auction
ttention. Shown here are Channa and Robert
of Wood You in Marsh Harbour, showing in-
very grateful for this tremendous support
from the community," said Friends Execu-
tive Director, Kristin Williams.
ToyKep-I e: 6-32
The Reef Ball, an annual event to raise funds for Friends of the Environment, was pleased
with the response to this year's event. More people than last year supported the organiza-
tion by attending, enjoying a buffet dinner as well as participating in a silent and a live
auction. Lively music was provided by Subculture, a band from Nassau.
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A tribute to Bill Hertz
By Sidney Eline, III,
Bill Hertz' Grandson
Abaco has lost one of its greatest trea-
sures. Bill Hertz, "Uncle Bill" to most,
died on March 15, 2009.
I have many fond memories of my
grandfather. My family and many others
have been so blessed over the years by
Bill's humor and his kind, giving spirit.
It was this kind of spirit that came out
during our last trip to Treasure Cay over
Christmas 2006. Our family had never
been away from Kentucky over Christmas.
Bill was so excited about spending that time
with my wife and me and his four great-
grand children. He couldn't wait to get on
his old Santa suit for the last time.
Bill spent every Christmas for over 30
years getting dressed up as Santa and trav-
eling around Treasure Cay to visit as many
less fortunate kids to bring Christmas
cheer to them. He made sure he collected
enough money during the year from dona-
tions to buy hundreds of candy stockings to
give out. This was the last time Santa Bill
would make his rounds.
The morning started by meeting with
Bill's faithful boat captain. We loaded Bill
into the small boat and headed towards the
marina. Bill took his usual position at the
stern standing so he could see everything
Pulling into the marina that morning was
special. There were kids and adults lined
up on the docks waiting for his arrival.
We helped Bill up the ladder and guid-
ed him over to his special chair. Bill was
quickly surrounded by the happy mob. One
at a time they sat on his knee, kids and
adults, and he especially welcomed the la-
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dies. I knew he was tired and hot but he
never complained. He just smiled and gave
out the gifts.
Once the crowd thinned out, it was time
to load Santa into his sleigh to visit several
poor areas around Treasure Cay. There
was one problem, his driver with a pick up
truck did not show. He volunteered me to
load the candy in his car and be his driver.
We squeezed into his small 1988 Toyota
packed full of candy boxes and headed out
on the journey.
I looked over at this 86-year old man on
the brink of exhaustion wearing a hot Santa
suit in 80 plus degree weather and thought
how does he do it. I can't remember how
many stops we made, but it took most of
the day. The most memorable was our last
stop. We went out to visit the old citrus
It seemed like hours driving down that
old dirt road filled with pot holes big
enough to swallow our small car. It did not
matter to Bill how long it took, he couldn't
wait to get there and neither could the kids
once they spotted our car.
I felt like we landed an alien spaceship
in the middle of the farm. Kids and adults
came running out from every little house
and shanty. Most of the kids barely had
ample clothing on let alone any Christmas
one of those
life that you -
The looks on
are still fro-
zen in my
mind. Bill Bill HErtz
was on the
passenger side leaning against the car from
the weight of the kids pushing towards him.
He was handing out the candy bags faster
than we could get them out of the boxes.
I was on the driver's side doing the same
thing. The kids could not get enough. Bill
was so tired he had to get in the car and
hand out the candy through the window.
It didn't take long for the candy to run
out. We had nothing left for them so Bill
got back out of the car and just started giv-
ing out hugs to whoever would come up.
We got back in the car and headed back
home. Bill was exhausted. We stopped for
a drink at a gas station on the way back.
While sitting outside on a bench, several
passersby stopped and Bill entertained a
few more children.
I took him home, helped him get that
hot, sweaty suit off for the last time. He
got a big glass of water and collapsed in
his favorite recliner. With Daisy, his dog
by his side, he quickly fell asleep.
Bill gave everything he had that day,
and I am so thankful I got to spent that
time with him.
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By Larry Smth
In 1976 the late American writer Alex
Haley won a Pulitzer prize for Roots, a
historical novel said to have been based on
his family history, starting with an African
named Kunta Kinte who was kidnaped into
The book was adapted into a sensational
TV mini-series that played endlessly on
ZNS whenever election time rolled around.
And while it later transpired that Haley's
specific genealogical claims did not pan
out, in the end that did not matter they
were generically true.
Although critics condemned the book as
fraudulent, Harvard professor Henry Louis
Gates Jr put it this way: "Roots is a work
of the imagination rather than strict histori-
cal scholarship. It was an important event
because it captured everyone's imagina-
Tough Call could produce a similarly
fanciful account that would be just as ac-
curate in its own way an idea that took
shape this past weekend while attending
Hope Town's Heritage Day. This annual
fair staged by the local museum celebrates
the settlement's founding by a Loyalist
widow named Wyannie Malone, who came
to Abaco some 10 years before Kunta Kinte
was supposed to have arrived in America.
Little is known about Wyannie's ances-
tors although a massive hardcover gene-
alogy "bible" documents her descendants
(including me) in excruciating detail. But
Bahamian Peter Roberts, an archivist at
Georgia State University who specialises
in these things, provided a glimpse of the
way backward in a Heritage Day lecture
he presented in Hope Town last Satur-
For the past few years Prof. Roberts
has been promoting the Bahamas DNA
Project, a genetic database that tracks
the roots of those Bahamians who submit
their DNA for testing by a genealogy lab.
So far, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Slavic, Ber-
ber, Abyssinian and West African origins
have been identified for Bahamian partici-
One result shows that a direct Bahamian
descendant of Wyannie Malone is a per-
fect DNA match with an American Malo-
ne who traces his genealogy to Virginia,
with origins in Ireland. This Malone's
family history says they came to America
by way of The Bahamas, but that an ances-
tor named Daniel was born in Westmeath,
Ireland, in 1642 and was "in the colonies"
In other words, the Bahamian Malones
may have originally left the 'auld sod' for
Eleuthera, then moved to Virginia and on
to South Carolina, before leaving from
Charleston in 1785 to settle in Abaco. As
an aside, Wyannie's husband, Benjamin,
fought for the British in the War of Inde-
pendence, and their descendants were strict
Protestants. So clearly, they were not Irish
There were many non-Malones present
at the recent Heritage Day celebrations,
and Prof. Roberts had lots of interesting
snippets of information about some of
them. For example, genetic testing shows
that the Bahamian Lowes do not trace their
lineage to the British Isles as most of us
would suspect. Instead, they have a Portu-
guese background and are probably related
to Sephardic Jews who were expelled from
Iberia in the 15th century.
Since 2004 the Bahamas DNA Project
has tested hundreds of people, most of
them with an Abaco or Key West back-
ground. But this represents only about a
third of the 195 surnames found in the Ba-
hamas, and black Bahamian families are
grossly under-represented, Prof. Roberts
told an avid audience in the Hope Town
library. And before you ask, no trace of
Lucayan ancestry has yet been found not
even among Long Islanders.
"The DNA results so far show that we
Bahamians are all closely related and have
a shared heritage," Prof. Roberts said, add-
ing that "If a black person marries into a
white family, there will be no visible trace
of that after only six generations and vice
The "Roots-like" suggestion that the
Malones may have arrived on Eleuthera
before settling on Abaco was supported
to a degree by Florida archaeologist Bob
Carr, who also gave a talk at the Heritage
Day event. Carr has been investigating Ba-
hamian sites since at least 1986, when he
helped confirm the discovery of Carleton,
Abaco's original loyalist settlement located
near present-day Treasure Cay.
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Geneology was explored at Heritage Day
Tough Call From Page 20
For the past several years Carr has
been digging up Preachers Cave at North
Eleuthera, a geological feature which he
describes as "the Plymouth Rock of The
Bahamas," and which contains Lucayan,
European and African cultural remains.
"The Eleutherean Adventurers never
came to The Bahamas," he told the Hope
Town audience. "They were the investors
back in London who were hoping to find
precious metals and valuable hardwoods
in the islands. About 70 people arrived on
Eleuthera from Bermuda in 1648, but we
have never found the list of names. We do
know that within two years there were 150
people living near Preachers Cave, includ-
ing free blacks and some slaves."
After a 1656 slave conspiracy in Ber-
muda led by a free black named William
Force, some of the plotters were banished
to The Bahamas, which Carr referred to
as "the first Australia." Many white Ber-
mudians were also exiled to the Bahamas,
and DNA evidence has confirmed that de-
scendants of these first settlers now live in
nearby Spanish Wells. Others ended up in
Harbour Island, Nassau and possibly Aba-
co, Carr said.
Preachers Cave has been an archaeolog-
ical site since 1992 and has yielded impor-
tant information about Bahamian history.
It was originally a Lucayan cemetery, and
among the five Indian burials that have
been found is one of a chief or shaman,
together with the bones of a sacrificial vic-
tim who was beheaded with hands and feet
tied. Charcoal found at the site has been
radiocarbon-dated to the 8th century.
When the first Europeans settlers were
shipwrecked off Eleuthera in 1648, they
also used the cave for shelter and for re-
ligious services, clearing away all the Lu-
cayan bones they could find, according to
Carr. "The legend of the first church is
true the pulpit rock is there with a notch
for the Bible, along with two crude chairs
cut into the rock."
There are five Puritan graves in the cave,
including two bodies in coffins, one of
which was a very old man who was likely
to have been a leader. Interestingly, one of
the skeletons was a dwarf and DNA stud-
ies have confirmed the existence of Laron
Syndrome, a growth hormone deficiency
found among Jews and Arabs. Several in-
habitants of Spanish Wells today have this
genetic syndrome and the Preachers Cave
dwarf was probably their ancestor.
Bob Carr was Dade County's first ar-
chaeologist and is renowned as the discov-
erer of the Miami Circle on Brickell Point
- an 800-year-old Tequesta Indian ceremo-
nial site. He is a co-founder and director
of the Miami-based Archaeological and
Historical Conservancy, which handled the
Preachers Cave dig, and has worked with
the Florida Division of Historic Resources
and the US National Park Service.
One thing that came out of Tough Call's
Heritage Day visit to Hope Town is that
visitors need more cultural experiences
than they are getting in The Bahamas.
Some of the wealthier Family Island settle-
ments like Hope Town, New Plymouth,
Spanish Wells and Rock Sound have small
museums run by volunteers, but most Ba-
hamian communities pay scant attention to
heritage matters, and historic preservation
is not on their agenda.
Yet according to Carr, there is much
more interest in history and heritage than
in playing on the beach. "In Florida, heri-
tage is a very important part of our tour-
ism sector that generates more money from
Preachers Cave is the perfect example of
a heritage site that can form part of a world
class educational tour if properly preserved
and presented. The 1836-vintage Hole-in-
the Wall lighthouse in South Abaco is an-
other good example. And before going to
Hope Town I attended a town meeting at
Sandy Point where this very subject came
At the meeting, engineers from Ameri-
can Bridge were discussing more dredging
at Disney's Castaway Cay just offshore.
Formerly known as Gorda Cay, this tiny
island within sight of the relatively unpros-
perous village of Sandy Point is a destina-
tion for three Disney cruise ships a week,
each loaded with 2300 passengers. The im-
provements that are expected to begin in
May will allow the cay to service larger
ships bringing 4,000 passengers each. Yet
none of these visitors ever sets foot on
But just a short drive from Sandy Point
is the Abaco National Park, a natural won-
derland surrounding a spectacular bluff
that is the site of the historic Hole-in-the-
Wall lighthouse. At the town meeting,
Bernadette Hall of Abaco's Tourism office
announced a project to clean up and restore
the lighthouse property. Although func-
tioning now on solar power, the lighthouse
and its associated Victorian-era buildings
are all in an embarrassing state of disrepair
and the entire stunning site is littered with
trash and rusting relics.
Heritage tourism is officially defined as
"traveling to experience the places, arti-
facts, and activities that authentically rep-
resent the stories and people of the past and
present." And with more people than ever
seeking to combine their recreational expe-
riences with educational growth, heritage
tourism can be a powerful economic en-
gine for creating jobs and producing higher
But as South Abaco's Chief Councillor,
Preston Roberts, told me, "If we want to
benefit from the tourists that Disney brings,
we have to go to them with a product, and
we don't have one yet."
Macaroni and cheese is fine as far as it
goes, but you can only eat so much of it.
Heritage tourism involves a lot more than
that, and it can be so much more fulfilling
to those who provide it by protecting the
environmental and historical features that
form the basis for our tourist economy.
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Pirates' Ball brought out the costumes and talent
By Rita Reis Wieczorek
On March 10th the Royal Marsh Har-
bour Yacht Club members and guests gath-
ered at Abaco Beach Resort for its annual
Pirates' Ball with cocktails, dinner, danc-
ing and entertainment. The evening began
with an open bar with hearty grog (you had
to be careful because grog can sneak-up on
you) and other great drinks. Members ar-
rived in costumes that some had made while
others had brought them on their boats or
took them from their closets at home. Wigs
were a great accessory for several women -
we had blonde, black, red and green hair!
Some ladies had great jewelry with skulls
and cross bones, tattoos, black pouches
with pirate d6cor and lots of wench outfits.
Which one of these is the real Mary Reed? A
for that title at the Pirates' Ball held by the Ro
Club on March 10. The gala event was held a
is an event that the club members lookforwa
Men not to be outdone wore boots, belts
daggers, swords, and eye patches, parrots
attached to their shoulders, black wigs,
moustaches and beards.
There were also about eight children
dressed as pirates who handed out beads
at the door of the tent and gave out scurvy
prevention (slices of limes) to members.
The children were really cute and had a
wonderful time before grandparents and
parents had to put them to bed. The party
began at 5pm and lasted until midnight
when the "die hearts"walked on the beach
and howled at the full moon.
The chairpersons for the party were
Mike and Pat Beneville and Joan and Jim
Elliott. They were assisted by Sue Graham
who worked with the resort to make the
Mike and Jim
made the table
filled by the
sea glass and
with red and
1ll these women competed loons. The
9yal Marsh Harbour Yacht entrance was
t Abaco Beach Resort and decorated with
rd to. pirate dum-
mies with rum bottles and a fishing net from
the sea. Frank Gavin took the lead with the
entrance decorations and he even wore a
wrap skirt with his pirate shirt. Many of
the decorations were custom made by Car-
olyn Wilson, who brought things from her
boat that you could never imagine. The bar
was handled by Steve O'Brien and his crew
of assistants. Music for
the evening was pro-
vided by Ray Vallerie,
the Club DJ.
provided by RMHYC
was the Master of Cer-
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Dock 4 started off the
show with a ditty, Yo
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with a song A Pirate
at 50 by Jimmy Buf-
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temperature. They are subsequently rinsed
several time with very hot water.
lyn wrote and sang a song that they had
written as a spoof on several members of
the Club. The last act was Wilma Thorn-
ton roller skating to music in her pirates
costume. The entertainment was greatly
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presented with their badges and certificates
by Mr. David Knowles, Park Warden for
The Bahamas National Trust, during an
awards ceremony at the Friends of the En-
vironment office on February 27.
The Discovery Club is part of a Baha-
mas National Trust programme in which
students participate after school to learn
about the environment and earn a variety
of badges. It is divided into two categories
according to age. The Explorers are aged
6-9 years and the Guardians are aged 10-
13 years. For the past six weeks they have
all been working on their Bug Badges and
have learned many important facts such
as how to differentiate between the insect
families. Activities included creating ant
farms, looking for various bugs in the pine
forest and watching videos.
Eight of the Explorers dressed as insects
including millipedes, cockroaches, ants and
a butterfly for the awards ceremony in cos-
tumes they had made in a previous session.
They were interviewed on what they had
learned during the course and the Guard-
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.. Small islands big trash problems
By Olivia Patterson
Space is limited. Given that we live
on an island this is a concept that we are
all familiar with. Personal space, parking
spaces, space for buildings and functions,
space "fah ma tings." Something that we
do not often think about is space for our
waste. Once an item has been used to its
fullest extent where does it go?
Up until now, most communities on
Abaco have been using "dumps" as collec-
tion sites for our trash. Last year, a land-
fill was constructed on mainland Abaco to
help sort and control trash. Unfortunately,
dumps and landfills are restricted plots of
land we have limited space. Logistically,
waste management on islands is very dif-
ficult. Communities are separated by large
distances, some trash has to travel over-
seas to the landfill, facilities don't exist to
process items that could be re-used or re-
cycled, and budgets are inadequate.
Our environment and our well being
suffer as a result of it. Many products that
we place in our dumps or landfills will not
disappear. Examples: Styrofoam and plas-
tic are here forever. They may degrade
into smaller pieces, but they will never go
away. It can take on the order of hundreds
of years for plastic to degrade. So if you
drop a plastic bottle on the street, it could
still be visible 300-400 years later! Our an-
cestors must have realized this and decided
that the dumps should be burned to reduce
the trash piles; however, as we have found
out, this is not the best solution. Burning
releases toxic chemicals into the air and
soil that can affect our drinking water, our
health and the health of the environment.
We need to mitigate this problem. So what
do we do?
There are actually some simple things
that we can all do to help.
Re-use and Re-purpose: First, before
you throw something away, stop and think.
"Have I used this item to its full potential?
There are many items that we use which
can be re-used and re-purposed: glass
bottles and jars, plastic bottles and bags,
cardboard boxes, newspapers, and bubble
wrap. Mulching gives great returns on
Reduce: Collapse and crush cardboard
boxes, cereal boxes, plastic jugs and the
like to reduce the volume of trash in our
landfill. Buy items with less packing mate-
rial (buying in bulk helps with this).
Recycle: Even though facilities aren't
available on the island, persons are col-
lecting recyclables to send on to Nassau
and the United States. Aluminum cans and
some glass bottles (Kalik, Heineken, Vita-
malt, Guinness and Sands) can be recycled.
Also, scrap metals, car and boat batteries
and appliances. There is a recycling depot
for aluminum cans in Marsh Harbour lo-
cated on the empty lot next to Every Child
Counts School. Call Friends of the Envi-
ronment for more info.
Re-gift: If there's something that you
simply do not want any more, don't throw
it away. Donate it to an organization that
can use it or sell it to raise funds.
Make smart decisions: As consum-
ers, we have a choice in the items we buy.
Choose items with as little packaging as
possible. Use green bags to avoid generat-
ing the need for more plastic bags. Avoid
Styrofoam and plastic containers and sup-
port businesses that use biodegradable ma-
Due to the conservation movement,
many biodegradable materials have be-
come available on the international market.
For example, take-out containers made
from sugarcane pulp, cutlery made from
cornstarch and "plastic" cups made from
corn. These items all function just as well
as the plastic and Styrofoam products that
we are used to, and they break down in an
environmentally friendly manner. Some
Abaco businesses have adopted these
items, but the cost difference between the
biodegradables and the toxic non-biode-
gradable products is too great to allow
everyone to buy them on a regular basis.
However, if the duty were lifted on the
biodegradables, then the prices would be
Are you sitting in your living room
right now? Or your office? Think about
the number of restaurants in your com-
munity and the number of take-out lunch-
es that they sell everyday. It wouldn't
take long to fill up your room with the
discarded Styrofoam containers, would it?
Think about our landfill.
The Ministry of Tourism will be taking
a plea to the Ministry of Finance in April
to ask for the duty on biodegradable prod-
ucts to be waived. Your support is needed
to show the government that this is a fea-
sible decision. Friends of the Environment
and the Abaco Tourist Office are appealing
for letters of support. Please mail, fax or
email your letters to
Friends of the Environment
P.O. Box AB-20755,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Ph: 242-367-2721, Fax: 242-367-0722
If you'd like to talk more about this ini-
tiative, call Bernadette Hall at the Abaco
Tourist Office: 367-3067.
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The funeral service for Mesile Michel,
68, affectionately called "Man Nes" of
Marsh Harbour was held on March 21 at
the International Gospel Mission Church in
Marsh Harbour. Bishop Roland Swain offi-
ciated assisted by Rev. Sitoir Pasterain and
Bishop Renaud Francois. Interment was in
the public cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
She is survived by her daughters Mose-
lie, Marise and Lumenia; sons Jean Rolet
and Stepheson; brothers Medicam, Hen-
rikes, Joel, Wilson, Elitama, Aritis and
Nesker; sisters Elianise, Lea, Meres and
Chalema; grandchildren Jeanette, Vincent,
Billy, Gina, Anischka, Alexandrea, Alex-
ander, Junia Miselene, Kenson, Rony, Be-
landa, Aldoph, Peterson, Handely, Louis
Marie, Jourdina, Sendie, Geph, Saradena,
Kedlin, Malesha, Loudlin and Jennyfa; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Gay Elrose
Bootle, 54, of Murphy Town was held on
March 22nd at the Marsh Harbour Sev-
Tea Party plans to
By Michelle Mikula
Let's Go Back is the theme Zion Baptist
Cathedral in Murphy Town has selected
for its 3rd Annual Lenten Tea Party that is
slated for April 18, 2009. This local affair
begins with afternoon tea on the church
lawn in Murphy Town at 6 p.m. followed
by story telling, recitations, praise dancing
and sampling of native bite size delights.
Those hosting the Lenten Tea Party will all
be adorned in the traditional dress of the
peasant ladies of the 18th century making it
an even more authentic experience for the
locals and our visitors.
Partnering with Zion Baptist Cathedral
is the Abaco Tourist Office that has been
enth Day Adventist Church. Pastor Patrick
Tyrill officiated assisted by Pastor Errol
Tinker, Pastor Lawrence Arnett and Min.
Marvin Mills. Interment was in the public
cemetery in Murphy Town.
She is survived by her husband Wil-
but Bootle; sons Nathan Sr. and Marvin
Bootle; daughters Emily Davis, Lawanda,
Latoya, Loretta and Lasonia Bootle; grand-
children Nathan Jr., Timothy Jr., Tashaun,
Lynden, Lynario, Tammy, Faith, Gaysha,
Tianna and Makaya; son-in-law Timothy
Davis, Sr.; daughters-in-law Tamika and
Sophie Bootle; sisters Violet Smith, Judy
Curry and Brenda Cooper; adopted sister
Edna Kemp; brother Michael Levarity;
sisters-in-law Marguarie Levarity, Monica
Adderley, Minalee Bodie, Mildred, Ernes-
tine, Natasha, Raquel, Sandy and Racquel
Bootle and Keva McKinney; brothers-in-
law: Rodney, Hilly, Emitte, Lester, Johna-
than and Rocklyn Bootle, Basil McKinney,
Charles Bodie, Michael Levarity; Hubert
step back in time
forming relationships with organizations to
host annual Tea Parties on Abaco through
the Ministry of Tourism's People to People
Program. Doranell Swain, who heads the
People to People Program in the Abaco
Tourist Office is pleased with the rela-
tionships that have been formed thus far
that have allowed visitors and the people
of Abaco to partake in Bahamian practices
such as becoming familiar with our bush
teas, our local pastries and other cultural
Persons interested in attending the Lent-
en Tea Party can purchase their tickets at
either Zion Baptist Cathedral or at the Ab-
aco Tourist Office at a cost of $10.
Smith and Joe Curry; uncles Alphonso
McIntosh, George Reckley and Stafford
Cooper and Noel Bootle; aunts Carnetta
Bootle and Barbara Reckley; nieces and
nephews Don and Jonna Bootle, Samantha
and Quincy Jones, Shavez, Richia, Rodney
Jr., Lavargo, Hilly Jr., Natasha, Emma-
nique, Azarial, Shaquille, Durrell, Johna-
than, Jr., DeCarlo, Rocklyn, Jr., Alexis,
Deneze, Kelia, Basia, Kendra, Katalyn,
Basil, Jr., Brian, Kirk, Willis, Dennis,
Ron, Cindy, Thomas, Trevor, Michael,
Anthony, Jr., Julie and Al, Jermaine and
Monique, Jasmine, Jigeria, Misty, Phyli-
cia and Ashley; god children Jackie, Rose
Johnson, Terry Saunders, Phillipa Penn
and Bradley Swain; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
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Students performed for National Arts competition
By Jennifer Hudson
"You have the distinction of being the
very first participants in the entire Bahamas
for this year's E. Clement Bethel National
Arts Festival," Keva Cartwright, a senior
Cultural Affairs Officer and Festival Coor-
dinator, told the 24 young students of the
Central Abaco Primary School choir on
the morning of March 9. This marked the
beginning of the 50th year of the National
Arts Festival which, in 2004, became the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
in honour of the man who had promoted
cultural arts throughout his life.
The Central Abaco Primary School
choir, made up of students in Grades 4,
5 and 6, sang two selections. Although a
little nervous for their first song, the en-
joyment with which they sang Kookaburra
with hand actions was obvious. The choral
and instrumental judge, Mrs. Audrey Dean
Wright, encouraged the children telling
them that they did a good job but that there
is always room for improvement. She gave
some very helpful tips on pitch, phrasing
and diction and even gave them a little
training in improving tonal quality. "The
adjudicator's remarks are aimed at build-
ing you up and encouraging you not just to
criticize," explained festival organizer Ms.
Since there was only one entry from the
Central Abaco Primary School, the team
of adjudicators moved on to the St. Fran-
cis de Sales School where several students
were nervously waiting to perform in the
individual verse speaking and dramatized
characterization categories. James Cata-
lyn, drama judge, awarded a wide range
of marks to the participants, encouraging
them to project fully and make sure they
always fully understand their pieces. He
was particularly impressed with Grade 9
student, Cutell Charlton for her excellent
dramatization of The Lie, awarding her 90
marks which put her in the top honours
Later that day the adjudicators were
scheduled for a visit to Man-O-War Cay
for a piano solo followed by instrumental
performances at Wesley College the fol-
lowing day. They were scheduled to travel
the length of the island, adjudicating at
schools in Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks,
Abaco Central High School, S.C. Bootle
High School and Amy Roberts on Green
Turtle Cay before the close of their third
and final day here. All four adjudicators,
who included Lekeisha Bostwick for dance
and Ellery Deveaux for arts and crafts as
well as Audrey Dean Wright and James
Catalyn, are past winners in the National
Since this is a national festival, entrants
will be participating on all of the islands of
The Bahamas and the adjudicators will tour
the country until the end of May selecting
the best talent in music, drama and the
visual arts. Ms. Cartwright said that this
year's festival is bigger than ever. "There
are already more entrants from the Family
Islands than ever before, and we will not
only be visiting the major islands but also
all the little cays in between such as Black
Point and Farmer's Cay." She explained
that there will be a lot of competition since
they will be competing with everyone in the
whole country who enters the same class.
No one will know who the winners are
until the end of the entire adjudications in
May. After beginning their tour on Abaco,
the adjudicators were to be judging in Nas-
sau and Grand Bahama before beginning
their tour of all of the other Family Islands
ending with Long Island on May 26 .The
national winners will share their talents in
Nassau during Independence concerts.
This choir of the Central Abaco Primary School was the first participant in the annual
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival. Four adjudicators traveled throughout Abaco
visiting most of the schools judging the talents of those who competed. The winners na-
tion-wide will be announced in May. The adjudicators give advice and suggestions to help
the students give an even better performance.
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365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
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18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
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Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
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Police- Marsh Harbour 367-2150 911
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -lHpeTown VHF Ch 16
Fire- GreenTurtleCay 365-4133
Fire -Man-0-War 365-6911
TreasureCay Fire & Rese 365-91 [2
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc- all areas Marine VHF 16
HopeTown 366-0500 Marsh Harbour367-372
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 Coopers 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
American Eagle Miami ............................ 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach ....,......,.. 367-3415
Sky Bahamas -Nassau........ ................... 367-0446
Southem Air-Nassau ................................... 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .................. 367-0140
YellowAir TaxI Ft Lauderdale ........... ... 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S,Florida
Abaoo Air........................ ................... ..... 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters ........ .................... 367-3450
Abac Dive Adventures, Marsh farbouor.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Mars Harbour..........................................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................. 367-1787
Froggies, Hope Town............... ....... ........ 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..... ........................... 658571
Brendar Dive, Green T. ay.........3... .......... 365-4411
Dive Guana,.......... .. ............ ........... ............ 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop ................................... .. 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares foroneor two passengers
Plus extrafor each passengers above two
Marsh HarbourAirportto: (trleniveECuu)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, ............... ........... ......$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .......$15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern ......-.......... .............$20
Snake Cay ............... ............. ......$35
Casuarfna Point......... ............... ...............$60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour.................... 80
Bahama Palm Shore ............... ............. ................$90
Crossing Rocks ......... ...... ........ ....... ........... 105
Sandy Point ........................ ........ ... ..................150
Leisure Lee ................... ....... .... ..... ............ 50
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry .......................$80
TreasureCay Resort.......... ..... ...... .. .... ......$85
FoKTow n ............................ .................................. 185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ...$..................... 5
Nat Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr, Cistern .......................$10
Waiting timenl$2 per hour, 10O perkall hoar
Children under three- free Cage pets- as people
Luggage Xl$,AOeachover furf, Sufbards X$4.0 ea.
Treasure CayAirport to; Efftoivo n lK o
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .................................S10
M adeira Park ..........................................................$20
Sand Banks .... ...... ............................ 25
Treasure Cay Resort............... .. .......... ........... $30
Leisure Lee .,,............ ....... ..... .... ... ............... S45
Black Wood ,.................... ........... .......20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ..... ............ .....$40
Cedar Harbour.............. ...... ....................... ...$60
Wood Cay ... ........................ ........ ........ .................$70
Mount Hope..... .. ...... ......................... ...... 80
Fox Town ........ ........... ........ 70
Crown Haven .. ............... ..... .. ...........$90
Marsh Harbour airport ..... .................................. 85
GreenTurtle Ferry to Marsh HAirporl .....................$80
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................ ... X$65 + $10
TC Hotel to GTurtle Ferry (Blue HoleS24).,.,... X$18+ $5
TC Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................... .., X$22 +$5
TC Hotel to Joe's Creek...............................,X 35 +$5
TC Hotel to Moxey ............ -.................. X$16 +$5
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All phones use area code 242 unless noted
Ferry Schedules Departsur times shown Daly service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man0-War- 20 minutes, Guana Cay -40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service s Ph 367-3141 nr 367-0290 VHFF i6 Hope Town & Han--War mrm Ceiing Bth
Marsh Harbour> Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8am 9:45 1130 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contracor's pedal Mon Fr7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-0-War 1030 am 12:15 pm 2:30' 4 5:45 No
Return B am [1130 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 ISundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (4 Scoland lay wii advance noue) from Conch Inn lo
(d:45am-lUnianJack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45"* S V
Return 8am ftl30 230 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Mult prepaid anyway $15 opn return S, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 fre
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166. 4125. 4151 VHF h 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport Bam 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8-30am 10:30 1130 1:30 1:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymoulh one way adult $10 (Children $7) Hound rip 1S EtEa to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 HIF (h i
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.mn, 25 8T
T Cay to Man-O-Warl 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 baco A 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 830 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Aaco 365-2356 for information
Bus hetwen Freeport and RdMean'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 & truck
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abacm 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
dass vrit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, Hitory,
Humane Sadety, etc This is not a dating service or an offer for a
free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meetsomeone locally
with similar interets. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: dswain@ bahamascom
Albert Lowe Museum ...............................Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House. reef exhibits...Green Turtle Cay
MHmoanal Sculpture Garden ............ Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ............ Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station ........................................... Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off Harb. -Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ,, Little Harbour
Working boatyards.......................................... Man--War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 mile S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles 5S of Marsh Harbour
Cheruke -23 miles 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-O-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & isal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching
- ask tourism 367-3067
Abaco Marinas- Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay-.......................... Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...........45,...... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32..... F,.....365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15..............365-4531
Other Shore Club .....,12,..... F.,....365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10...... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F.....365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26..... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina83...... 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 Hideaways...............366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .....,.6,....F..,...366-0154
Sea Spray ..............50,...... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75,...... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay ................64 ..6.. F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
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revisions to our atten-
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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 3654411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ........................367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........... ........ 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ............. 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals..............367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ....................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ................... 3674602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 3674643
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 ................... 3654655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.......,...,........3654119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 3654145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes.................... 3654147
T & A Cart Rentals.................. .. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ........... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals............... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............. .365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........ 365-6072
RIa-Mar Golf Cart Rentals..,............ 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ................. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ...............366-0064
Island Cart Rentals .................,.,,,,. 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............. 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental..... ........ ................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals ..................... 366-0069
Alison Car Rent ...................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts.. ............................ 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .............,365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals................ ... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ........................ 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ...... ........... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures- Kayaks .......... 365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......3664107
Floyd Burrows ....366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 3664233
Jody Albury ...... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 3674464
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 3673941
David Albury ....... 365-6059
Tony Russell ..,...366-3259
Will Sawyer.........,.. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe .....,.366-0234
Pope McKenzie .....477-5894
Orthnel Russell .....365-0125
Edward Rolle ........,365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer ......,3654070
Jeff Survance ........3654040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or OoudX 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 ITaxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Restaurants Services Transportation
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picictables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers........... .......8$$$ ...... .,,367-2158
Blue Marlnn .................... .....$ .. 367-2002
Curly Tails ................ S.. .$..........3674444
G ino's ................. .......... ..... .. .......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ....,.....$......,....367-2301
Island Cafe ........ ... ...... ..... ..,... 367-6444
Jam le's Place.................. ........... 367-2880
Jib Room ........................$$ ............ 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken........... ..367-2615
Pinacle ........... .............. .. ..............
Pop's Place ..................$......+..,.367-3796
Sea Shells .............. ...$............. 3674460
Snack Shack .......,,.....$ ..... +.. 3674005
Wallys ... ............... $$$ ......... 367-2074
Abaco Inn ........ .........$$$ ...........366-0133
Cap'n Jacks ............... ....$. ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge .....,, $$.......... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge ..,....$$$ ..........366-0095
Munchles ..................... ..... +....366-0423
Sea Spray ....................$$ .....f.... 366-0065
Island Treats Snack Bar................365-6501
Docksiders ...... ....... $$$ ............365-5230
Grabbers ...... .............$$$ ......... 365-5133
Nippers .. ........ .... $...$$$ ...........365-5143
Orchid Bay ..............$$$......... ,265-5175
Florence's Cafe ...,$.,$
Harbour Cafe ........................... 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ................ ........ 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$............ 365-8469
Touch of Class ..... .....$$$............ 365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House,............... $$ .......... 3654200
Jolly Roger Bistro............. .......... 3654200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .......... 3654271
Harvey's Island Grill........$$ .... ..... 3654389
Laura's Kitchen .............$ ........3654287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$............3654625
Plymouth Rock Cafe G................. 3654234
Rooster's Rest .............$....... .... 3654066
Sundowners ..... ... ..... ......... ...... 3654060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays ........... $$$ ........ 3664119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ............... 3664477
Page 28 Section A The Abaconian April 1 2009
Abaco G7ays Realty, Ltd.
w HOMES HOMES OMES OM
Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
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2 Iedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.rf Residence
Covered & Openl Decks
- 593' ol' Ocean Beachl
664 on Sea ol'Abaco
FaIillous Ocean Views
Private Boat Basin
SGGH 1096- S4.950,000.
* "SUBLIME" 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath 2200 s.. Residence
1,0010 sr Porches & Decks Roat I louse & Private Dock on the I tar-bour
- Great I Harbour Views- Good Rental I istorv "iiTI'I111104 S1 ,150,0I10.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11,5 Acres 1,198 of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boal Basin Frontager Superb BUilding Sites- Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
* "SANDC4S'LE" 2 Bedroonms 2.5 Bathls. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s. Dock Access Furnished.
Great Guana Cav
3 Bedrooms. 3 Bals.
1840 i sf- Residence.
9- 55 s. Porches & Decks
Iand 74' Sea olAbaco -
1,016 s.f 0.25 Acres
Au\lili~n Gc neraor
"Split Coconltl" G GGHI123- S1, 160,000. "Etare Deux aEers"
Great Gunna Cay -
2 Bedrooms. I Ballths
768 s.f Residence
S336 sOpen Deck.
7-. Fabulous Ocean Views
"Be... eI FuI F 6mished
GHH1108 5699,000. Coconut Grove Collage
2,664 s.. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms. I Bath.
S 38 s.l Guest House
S .and Sea-lo-Sea
- 43,800s..- I.I Acres
98' Ocean Beach Fron
Private Dock On Creek
SIMWH 1116- 53,750,000.
-2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
1,030 s.r, Residence -
,290 sf. Covered Deck
SSuperb Ocean Views
f#MWI 11076 S,550,000.
Great Cuana Cny -
- 5 BeNAdroms. 3 Baihs.
-2 212 s.f Residence
- 848 s.f. Covered Iecks.
2 CentralIA.C U1nits
Storage. Generator Shedll
12 KW Auxs, Genclator
~ GCGIll 105- 5491,000. John Lowe House -circa 1866
Green Turtle Cay 4
n- ,977Sr ReSidlCe
-Priane Do k on Coco Bay
1 %KWY Atn% 1 rcn
(0 -OGPD -\Valcnnakl'
GTI t1107 For Posible Sale
Opior-- Fmro: 5848,000 forC
I are widockU lic. o Coco Bay
In S3,490,000 fr elrir e -iI1 "Co 0anoBN
Green Turtle Cay /A
-2 Bedroom. 2 Batll
- 1,455 sq.f. Ltxury Villa
-Covoeredl Screened I'orches
- .and -7,554 sq.fl
- lcdd oc -Boat Lilft
-Comprlee Renovatinn 2007
- ltslefullyv Ucoratled
- Auxiliary Generat'or
-No Expense Spared
ri-i i o98s- 99 ",000. "Anne BonjY"
Green Tllrtle Cay
- 4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
- 2,170 s.0 Residence
- 285 sr Covere Porches
- Land -3,480 s.f Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- Harbor Views
- Commercial Upper level
- 2158 s. Building
- 1,000 sO.. Porches & Decks
- .and 2.462 s.. Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
- Harbour Views
-Rental History Income
oT -11120l- S400,000.
-3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Batlhs
- ,536 s.. Residence,
-500 s.f. Porches & Decks
- Land --L 53.740 s.f,
= 1.23 Hillside Acres
- 10' I larbour Fronlage
- Private Dock on harbour
- Great elevation
- Fabulous Views
-MWIl 115-Sl r$1.0,(0100.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "Art Cafr & Bakery" Settlement Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town,- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bidg- 400 s.f. Covy
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96' 84'- 8.064 s.f Great
Restaurant or Retail O;l II I 1109 S867,5114)
* ",JUN'K.4NOO SPL4SH" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Balls. -
1,150 s.f. Residence- 760 s.f. Covered Porch I Bedroom, I Balh, 490 s.f
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
* "HARBOUR LIGHT"- Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1,560 s.f
Residence 1.040 s.f. Venridahs I B13droon. I BtItlh Guest house 1.82,1
Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views Furnished. li MWH 1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedroints, 3 1/2 Balhs. 3.360 s.f.
Residence 1-200 s.- Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb IHarbour Views Furnished.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 1,'2 Baths -
2,460 s.f. Residence- IA00 s.f, Porches-Decks I Bed. I ball Snore Box -
7.500 s.f. Land Privale 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Genraiur Superb Hiarbour
Views- #VIW 1 1107 S1,200,000.
* "BONAIE DUNE" 2 Bedrooms, I Bath. 660 sJ. Residenc- 240 sI.i
Studio Dock House Land Sea-to-Sea 36,775 s.f .8442 Acre 100' Ocean
Beach Front Private Dock On Creek Fabulous Views IMWH 1018 -
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedrootm, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
reIsidnce 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109'af rountage oa Sea olAhaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift- 170' of dock- Swinmig Pool -Approved plans
for 3/2 New Elglandi cottage Tl.LHti06 -NEW PRICE -51,350,000.
Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Batlls, -
- 1.240 s.f. Residence, '
-0.3213 Acre 14.000 s.i f
- HIillside Ibr grcul Oceaun
- Beautifully I.andscaped
- Fully Furnished &
#MWH 1020- $592,500. "Suisplash"
Marsh iHarbotr -
-4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
-4,468 s.f. New Residence
- 1.742 s. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies.
- 0,3394 Acre 14,787 s,.
- Swimming Pool
-30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
MHHI084- $2,700,000. "Brdsa'wc
7 lan-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
i- 1,921 s.f. Residence.
I I -2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
" -- ?400 s.f Guest Cabin
172' Ocean 1Beach Front
rMWIH1019-S51,165,000. "Strmmer Cap"
'lMan-O-War Cay -
I BRedroom. I all
Sleeping L oft
410 s.f Cottage
1.217 Acre 9.452 s.l
160 sf. Shed -Workshot
-Fully Furnished &
MWHl14" $340 ssi50 ing House"
%LM\VHI 1;14- $4
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
- 1.300 s.f. Residence.
- 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
-224 s.lI Guest Cottage
- "Playhouse" with bar
- I.2 Acres-300 tof
Ocean Beach Front
- Fabulous Views
#SClI 094- S1,95)0,(l11).
-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1600 s of residence
- 785 s,'. rrwap aroulvd porclt
- 23,938 s.T. .549 Acre land
- I80 degree views
- 250'o t Ihe Atlantic Beacl
- 240 s.f. garage
-28,000 gallon cistern
- Fully lirinisled
- Runway & Dock access
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel I/ 45 Orchid Bav 43.481 sf -
0.9982 Acre 190.88 on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site I/-
15 elevations- Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deded dock -
mature trees. m"GGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
contaiining a total of 69.[97 s,lf 1,588 Acres 241' of' Sea of Abaco
Frontage real elevations to 42' above sea level GGVI 12
NEW LISTING $850,00.
* "AERIE" Parcel ( 58 Orchid Bay 174.775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
ahbulous 'Panoramic Views., ICG V1077 $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, iiGV1006 $790,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphlin Beech Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0,557 Acres Containing 24,292 sf,- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco,
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the properly.
OGVIIIs NEW LISTING $624,500.
- "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6,653 s.f .0152 Acre -45.47'of Sea of Abaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road, iGOGVO091 $375,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites- 100('- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360" views Very private Area
*IGTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.: 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. fGTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site- Dock Access Beach Access. #(GTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUA RINA "- 8,126 s. I, 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Primne hnbilding
site Central location Shont walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shnre
* "L YNYARD PALMS" -42,906 s.f 0.985 Acre i 134' of Sea of
Abaco fronmage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean, #1.CV190) $274,000.
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125' Atlanlic Ocean frontage Central Location I:abulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage. #MWVI081 -
NEW PRICE $595,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site- 10.719s.f -0.246Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea ofAbaco
views, ifMWV1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A an d# 7A f 6A -
9,243 sq.ft, a 7A 13.845 sq,f Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. 6A-MHI-V1102 $970,000. #7A-#MHVV1103 $1,455,000.
116A & ti7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7.548 sq.ft. 49 7.117 sq.f 5)' of Bout Basin Fronitage.
Seini-Privaic Docks Ridge IicelCs CGood fIlevation.
#48-P-MI[VIlOO $667,000. 49-#MIIVIIO01 667,000.
*"141 I-illside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre wilh beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-hall' acre building site -
25,658 sq.1. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' on Sea o['Abaco Hillside -
great elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCvl117- NEW LISTING $485,000.
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VOLUME 17 NUMBER 1 APRIL 1st. 2009
Pathfinders auction raises scholarship money
Over 100 students have been assisted in eight years
iogo ; c G- en Turtle
Abaco Pathfinders hosted its annual auction and party to assist Abaco students with their education. Michael Albury, President of
Abaco Pathfinders, hosted the annual event that raises money to assist students with college and vocational school funding. The event
features both a silent auction and a live auction. Some of the applicants are shown on either side of the podium.
By Jenifer Hudson
Many generous people, eager to help
send deserving students away to further
their education at college, gathered in the
marquee at the Abaco Beach Resort on
March 14 for a fund raising auction night
sponsored by Abaco Pathfinders. The si-
lent auction began at 6 p.m. and, whilst
browsing the items which had been donat-
ed, the patrons enjoyed cocktails and hors
d'oeuvres. More than 100 items had been
generously donated by businesses, individ-
uals and service companies. These items
included antiques, furniture, artwork, jew-
elry, garden supplies and decor, nautical
artifacts, airline tickets, health and beauty
packages, gift certificates and dinners. At
7:30 p.m. the closing time for the silent
Please see Pathfinders Page 2
S.C. Bootle's Open House
showcased student work
The students of S.C. Bootle High School were proud of their accomplishments as they
hosted parents and friends at an Open House on March 13. The special event began
with an assembly that included a competition between school houses. The main part
of the event was the display of work from every department in the school. The students
showed great talent and skill in their work. Some of them are pictured here with a
display of breads creatively formed to represent sea creatures.
By Vernique Russell
Principal Huel Moss and his staff host-
ed another Open House, an exciting exhi-
bition that featured the work and talent of
the students at S.C. Bootle High School
on March 13. Every department show-
cased what takes place in the classroom
and work that has been drawn, construct-
ed, sewed or cooked by the students. The
Open House gave those attending the op-
portunity to enjoy the inter-house com-
petition. To launch the day's activities,
an opening ceremony was conducted by
the school's head boy and girl. Mr. Moss
brought brief remark and officially de-
clared the exhibition opened. There were
exciting games of Jeopardy that were
played between the in-house team hous-
es. Competitors were asked questions in
math and science in the first round and
English and general knowledge in the
Please see School Page 12
Wyannie Malone Museum held
Heritage Day at Hope Town
By Jennifer Hudson
The residents of Hope Town held their
annual Heritage Day on March 7. This year
their theme was All of we is one family and
the focus was on genealogy, featuring their
ongoing efforts in genealogical discovery
and ancestral heritage.
Professor Peter Roberts, a Bahamian
who serves on the faculty of Georgia State
University, gave a talk on Genetic Gene-
alogy and the early results of the Bahamas
DNA Project which he heads in Nassau.
"This project is for anyone with direct
male or female ancestry from The Baha-
mas and participation will benefit geneal-
ogy as well as Bahamian family historical
Please see Heritage Page 4
Carnival attracts young and old
Ill tUflllLVUL UyjllCU it LJIU UU 1U3 IUWll Ul VILUIrci 1i wll tIt Z.) flU al t UtlUtlllUll. It
is set up on the property of Central Abaco Primary School on Forest Drive. Some of
the popular rides are back as well as a couple of new rides including the Mega Drop
Tower. This picture was taken when it had just opened on a windy afternoon. It will be
on Abaco until April 4.
Green Turtle Cays' Island
Roots Festival May 1-3
The sixth annual Island Roots Heritage
Festival will be celebrated on Green Turtle
Cay on April 30 to May 3 with the theme
Celebrate T'ings Bahamian. The Festival
celebrates and showcases our Bahamian
Heritage and Culture. It promises to be
a fun-filled weekend featuring Bahamian
entertainers, The Royal Bahamas Defense
Force Marching and Dance Bands, Junk-
anoo, arts and crafts, genealogy, Bahamian
food and lots of socializing with old and
Sojer Day in Man-O-War
April 4 Beginning 10 a.m
Coastal Awareness Month
April 2nd & 3rd Union Jack Beautification
April 6th Marine Environment Seminar
April 18th Community clean up trash-a-thon
April 22nd Small Hotel Environmental Workshop
April 24th Earth Day Science Fair
April 25th Community clean up trash-a-thon
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
Pathfinders' funds support students away at school
Pathfindders From Page 1
auction approached, people anxiously hov-
ered over their selected items hoping to get
their signature in just in time to make sure
that the piece they had been eyeing would
become theirs to take home.
The live auction, which began at 8 p.m.
is always a spirited affair, and each year
it is amazing to watch auctioneer, Jim
Blumberg, at work. His dedication to the
cause is obvious as he entices people to part
with as much money as he can possibly get
out of them for this worthy cause. He does
it in such a gentle, good-natured and enter-
taining but determined way that is an art to
behold. Mr. Blumberg and the committee
know that every extra bit of money that is
bid "will go directly to granting an addi-
tional scholarship, thus providing another
opportunity for success to a young person
on Abaco," and it is for that reason that he
and the directors work so very hard.
There were some very good deals to be
had and some of the high ticket items in-
cluded a bareboat charter on a four-cabin
catamaran, a dove hunting trip to Argenti-
na and luxury accommodations in Atlanta,
Utah, Cape Cod, Niagara on the Lake and
Graycliff Hotel, Nassau, as well as at sev-
eral establishments around Abaco. Other
valuable prizes included airline tickets,
Albury's Ferry passes, activities at Baker's
Bay and Winding Bay, jewelry, sculpture,
artwork and one year's tuition at Forest
In previous years a video presentation
has been shown of scholarship recipients,
but this year instead there was a parade of
some of the current applicants. These hope-
ful students paraded proudly onto the plat-
form and Pathfinders President, Michael
Albury, said that it was a very emo-
tional moment for him seeing them
all gathered there with him onstage.
The very first student to receive a
Pathfinders scholarship in 2001 was
Madeline Joseph. This young lady
came to the podium to speak but not
as Ms. Madeline Joseph, she came
as Dr. Madeline Joseph. Thanks to
a Pathfinders scholarship she is now
a fully qualified physician. She had
an interesting story to tell of how she
had wakened one night as a young
girl in a cockroach-infested shack
with her mother and brother and said
to herself that she wanted to be a
doctor. Not even able to speak Eng-
lish, she could not be accepted at that Mic
time into the Hope Town school but is sh
many came to her assistance, helping son
her learn many skills that eventually and
enabled her to enter the Hope Town audi
Primary School. She then went on to auct
Abaco Central High School, College the
of The Bahamas, Florida Memorial
College and finally to the University of the
West Indies to pursue her doctor's train-
ing. Last year she completed her intern-
ship at the Princess Margaret Hospital in
Nassau and so at last, after many years of
hard work, her dream of becoming a phy-
sician has come true. She thanked the Path-
finders for all the help they have given her
in making it possible for her to complete
her medical studies.
So far 100 students have been able to at-
tend both academic and vocational colleges
on Pathfinders scholarships over the past
eight years and in the fall of this year the
104th student will begin school. Results
are dramatic as evidenced not only by the
wonderful testimony of Dr. Joseph but also
hael Albury, President of Abaco Pathfinders,
iown with Mr. Jim Blumberg, right, the per-
responsible for creating Abaco Pathfinders
the auctioneer who can coax and cajole the
ience, convincing them that the items he is
ioning are exactly what they wanted. He is
person who has made Pathfinders successful.
the many letters that were posted on a bul-
letin board at the auction. Recipients who
are already (or are soon to become) archi-
tects, physical therapists, nurses, business
and political science majors have written
letters of grateful appreciation to the Path-
finders committee thanking them for their
assistance in making it possible for them
to follow their career choices and achieve
Mrs. Leazona Richard, Pathfinders'
Administrator, deemed the evening a suc-
cess in terms of the wonderful support they
received from businesses, artists and arti-
sans and the number of persons who turned
out. But the overall result fell prey to the
troubled economy of these times. "Un-
fortunately, Pathfinders will not be able
to give as many scholarships this year as
in the past but at least we will be able to
do something," said Mrs. Richard "This
year we have more applicants than ever.
Fifty-five students have applied as against
a normal yearly average of about 30. The
very tough process of selection is set to be-
gin very soon, and we will stretch the funds
as far as we possibly can, "she vowed.
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Cell: (242) 477-5712
GUANA CAY I
iana Gay HOI
Lot# 31 $250,000
Dolphin Beach Estates
Lot# 28B $120,000
Seashore Villas & Harbour
View Haven $3,500,000
Lot# 26 $279,000
ng naroour Acreage
Call for Pricing
Dolphin Beach Estates
Lot 93A/92B $169.000
Pelican Shores Harbour
Lot# 20 $34,800
uana Cay Waterfront
Lot# 28 $299,000
i e~~I-EW CAYY,,
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Long teacn Lot# 412,
Bahama Palm Shores
Marsh Harbour House
Schooner Bay Estates
6ibaco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center
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April 1 2009
April 1, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 3
SIRbahamas.com ew Prices ew Listings ( 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 Lau-ie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4698
BEACHFRONT COTTAGES Don't let this affordable
beach getaway slip by. Two 2 bed 2 bath with
a cozy deck and dock, $295,000. each
Laurie.Schreine r@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851
VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO SEABREEZE Newly
constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful
beach. 1.5 acres with dock. Priced to Sell $295,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655
HARBOUR VIEWS COZY COTTAGE 2 bed, 1.5 bath
in the settlement, 3rd bedroom/study. 3 minutes
walk to beach. Charming home. $395,000.
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.
MARSH HARBOUR #3100
COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT ACREAGE perfect
for marina or small development. Deep water
with dredged canal. New price. $1,900,000.
MARSH HARBOUR #4841
WATERFRONT GREAT ABACO BEACH CLUB #36
4 bed 4 bath with pool & provision
for dock slip, $ I ,599,000.
Ivinn rLnln i u r rt
WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT ABACO
CLUB Dock at your door, beautiful wrap-around
verandahs, exceptional home on canal. $1,499,000.
MARSH ARBOUR #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.co m 242.367.5046
MARSH HARBOUR #4658 MARS HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREAT ABACO CLUu WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
Choose your own finishes for this spacious 3 bed at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock
2 bath home with a dock and garage. $799,900. slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.3529 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
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MARSH HARBOUR #4688 SANDY POINT #4575
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2 bath homes. 1,500 sq.ft. each. Shared Pool.Water you can buy at $132 sq.ft.? New 3,800 sq.ft.
views.$699,000.Alsoforlease.$2,990permonth. 3 bed 3.5 bath home & garage. $499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.3529 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
TREASURE CAY #1660 TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location BEACHFRONT BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom, 3
Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft. Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to club
Adjacent 1.92 acre lot also available. $3,900,000. amenities. Good Rental History. $1,100,000.
Scan.Sawyer@So debysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298
LOTS & ACREAGE
#2286 Two SEA TO SEA LOTS deep water, 4.527 acres.
#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT 1-2 close to beach. $62,500.
: FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT THE COTTAGES #5 New Price
for immediate sale. Best value on TC beach.
New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey cottage. $695,000.
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$975,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4579 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 11 $88,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
:#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. NEW PRICE $303,000.
< r #4193ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 8 7 Interior lot with high elevation.$125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available,$79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LTr143 approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#2516 #4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 152 Sea views, dockage available.$145,000. Laurie Schreiner
st price in #4713 North End LoTs2 &4-NEW LISTING Beachfront.$180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
expenseswith #4714 INTERIORLOTs- 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, I50 ft. harbourfronc. $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
S #4641 TREASURE CAY OCsaN BL.v. 140ft beachfront. $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
onalda Higgins #4803 TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING- CHOICh CANAL aOMnr Lo'r. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
242.367.504 #3585 WINDING BAY UNDER CONTRACT THE AHAco C.LU ESTIA LO.' 25. $ 1,200,000. Bill Albury
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY
Page 4 Section B
April 1 2009
News of the Cays
Director of Archaeological and Histori- remains of several Lucayans found in the "What can we do now to create a sense of
Heritage From Page 7 cal Conservancy Inc., a non-profit orga- cave as well as hundreds of pottery shards, place and connect people to their roots and
research," stated Professor Roberts. "The nization dedicated to the investigation and tools made from shells and sacred artifacts. help them find pride in their community?"
objective of the DNA project is to support preservation of archaeological and histori- "Anything that was once alive can be radio- he asked. Mr. Carr would like to see all
traditional genealogy in matching individu- cal sites in both Florida and The Baha- carbon dated," explained Mr. Carr. "We of the historical sites made a central piece
als or families who share direct male or mas, gave an interesting talk on some of have found samples of shells, corn on the of tourism in The Bahamas as he feels that
female ancestry and to trace their origins his findings. cob and charcoal dating back to the 600s these days people want more than sun and
in Africa, Europe and North America." Mr. Carr has done much work in The and 700s. We have also found the original sea and would like to see these sites as part
Professor Roberts demonstrated how the Bahamas over the past 20 years and fo- pulpit rock and two pews cut into the rock of their vacation experience. The Loyalist
testing works and the science of matching cused his talk mainly on Preacher's Cave showing that this was used as a church." settlement at Carlton, for instance, is close
up results and showed pages of his own in North Eleuthera which he described as Turning his attention to Abaco, Mr. Carr to the road and the airport so would be con-
family ancestors that he has discovered. He "The Plymouth Rock of The Bahamas" mentioned the excavations he had been do- venient for tourism. Mr. Carr would like
encourages people interested in their fam- giving some fascinating insights into our ing here last December looking at the first to see an archaeological and historical con-
ily tree to get a DNA test which is simply buried heritage. A group of settlers desir- pineapple cannery on Abaco. "We have servancy here as there are a lot of Lucayan
done with a purchased kit and anyone in- ing religious freedom were shipwrecked found evidence of how the cannery was set sites on Abaco for future excavations.
terested can contact Professor Roberts at off Eleuthera and survived in a cave in the up and operated and have found channels PleePag 6
email@example.com. northern par to Eleuthera in the mid-1900s. and artifacts from the 1870s and 80s. P e se Cay
Archaeologist Robert Carr, Executive "Preacher's Cave became a haven for Wil-
liam Sayles and his band of storm-weary
It is esti-
mated that 150
-l d b ally lived in the N
cave and there
stroys but this
Linda Cole, a resident of Elbow Cay, is researching historical records cave is dry and
for more information for the extensive geneological records that the so is well pre- One of the featured speakers at the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum's Heritage Day
museum is ammasing. The work was begun many years ago to study the served," stated was Peter Roberts, left, who is a Genetic Genealogogist. He is heading the Bahamas
original Hope Town families and their descendants. Now the museum Mr. Carr, who DNA Project that links DNA studies with genealogy. He talked about some of the early
staff would like to expand the records in include many more Bahamian went on to results that are bringing out interesting details of the backgrounds of some Bahamian
families. describe the families.
Perry Thomas 1
Sales Agent, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
A" c dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1.695 million
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom
two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price
Green House, Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom
1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq.
ft of property
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.
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
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
--home with sunken living room,
TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000 sq.
ft. of land. $265,000
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.
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
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 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
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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $499,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/ dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 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!"
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 'rey CBS building,
each level Ih SOLD rtments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living ....g/kitchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing
Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Page 6 Section B The Abaconian
SMore News of the Cays
Cays From Page 4
Linda Cole, Administrator of the Wyan-
nie Malone Historical Museum, is an avid
genealogical researcher who spends many
hours of every day working on historical
records for the museum. During the Heri-
tage Day Fair people were able to visit the
stall run by Mrs. Cole and look through
albums of numerous family photographs of
long ago which were all labeled with names
and dates making them very interesting.
There were also some extra photographs
of people who still need identification, and
the occasion was being used to ask people
to come forward to see if they could iden-
tify any of these persons. On sale was the
Dolly Mae genealogy CD and orders were
being taken for the new edition of the two
volume set of Wyannie Malone and Her
Descendants offering the latest and most
comprehensive known data documenting
the descendants of Wyannie Malone, who
settled in Hope Town about 1785.
On the lighter side there were many
games including hoopla, lollipop pull, fish-
ing, raffles and a beautiful baby contest.
There was the opportunity to dress up as
a pirate or in old time costume for a fun
photo. Many creative artists were selling
their wares, and there were some beauti-
ful crafts for sale including jewelry, art-
work and wood turnings as well as family
tree T-shirts. When hunger pangs struck,
there was no shortage of menu choices to
satisfy any appetite. This year many more
traditional Bahamian foods were featured.
Another innovation this time was the old-
fashioned Town Crier in costume with his
bell and loud voice announcing where each
of the events was taking place.
During the opening ceremony Mrs. Su-
zanne Bethel, CEO of the Wyannie Malo-
ne Historical Museum, stated that Wyan-
nie Malone's dream is now reality in the
museum and that this year the committee
hopes to be able to pay off the museum's
mortgage. She remembered Capt. Leon-
ard Thompson, who passed on last year, a
Hope Town native who had always played
a part in Heritage Day.
Hope Town may get a
By Kerry Sullivan
For years Hope Town residents Monica
Cook and Erika Russell have been relent-
less in their efforts to obtain land on Elbow
Cay for a community center. Now, in con-
nection with the planned redevelopment
of the old Elbow Cay Club property, their
dream could become a reality.
Initially, the ladies focused upon avail-
able Crown land as a potential site, but
the location and suitability of the available
Crown land as well as the difficulties asso-
ciated dealing with government proved to
be roadblocks. Also efforts to obtain a do-
nation of land as a site for the community
center from developers or large land own-
ers on the island were not fruitful until
As reported last month in The Abaco-
nian, a planning session was held in Hope
Town at which community leaders and citi-
zens were invited to participate in the cre-
ation of a plan to chart the course for the
redevelopment of the old Elbow Cay Club.
At that session the participants sought to
identify certain needs of the community
which could potentially be met by the de-
velopment, and Erika presented a case that
the residents needed a site for the construc-
tion of a community center. The commu-
nity center would provide a venue for rec-
reational and social activities.
The developers, Hank Hofford, Victor
Apat, Phillip Smith and Mark Mason of
Charleston, South Carolina, and Greg Gra-
ham of Nassau expressed a strong interest
in Erika's proposal. The group identified
property owned by the developers between
Centreline Road and
Store (Lot 40 of New
on the Main Road) as
an ideal location for
the community center.
The developers have
now tentatively reserved
this property for the
community center and
it will be conveyed to a
non-profit community as-
sociation after the devel-
opers obtain all of their
approvals for the devel-
opment of the old Elbow
Cay Club property.
Erika and Monica
intend to launch their
building fund initia-
tive next month. Sug- Monica Cook and
gestions, donations of are holding a plo
time, money, materi- subdivision was e
als, and services will be veloped. Now neh
sought. Local architec- The developers h
ture apprentice Lafaite community if they
Alcime has volunteered Cay Club.
to assist in the design of
the community center.
Elbow Cay continues to see limited de-
velopment activity, even in these tough
economic times. The developers are in-
stalling roads and utilities in what was for-
merly the Elbow Cay Estates subdivision.
The developers, at the suggestion of Hope
Town District Council and other commu-
nity leaders, adopted a Hope Town Local
Please see Cays
I Erika Russell, both residents of Elbow Cay,
t plan of Elbow Cay Estates subdivision. The
given approval many years ago but never de-
w owners are opening it up ready to sell lots.
ave agreed to donate a lot to the Hope Town
y are given permission to redevelop the Elbow
SGRAHAM ,aham Real
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Agent: June Russell-Albury
Custom built3 bed/25 bath home located just north of Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool and beach access make it a relaxing retreat.
Pelican Shores Marsh Harbour
Agent: June Russell-Albury
This vacant canal front lot has recently been cleared and landscaped
and is ready for development. The property includes 60ft of protected
dockage on a small canal Lot size is approx 33,000 sq. ft.
Great Investment in Marsh Harbour
Agent; June Russell-Albury
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /1 bath- main
apartment 1000 sq.ft and two 1 bed/lbath 500 sq. ft. each.
Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
June Russell-Albury, CRS, BRI Broker 4 ,.
Cell: 458-5577 A
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-
SBahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
SHope Town and Nassau.
r Patti Love, Realtor
S Office: 366-0601
April 1 2009
More News of the Cays
Cays From Page 6
Property Purchase Programme and they
have sold lots at a discounted rate to local
Bahamians who will build homes and start
small businesses on the property which is
ideally situated between Hope Town settle-
ment and Centreline Road on the Queen's
Highway. The developers re-named the
former Elbow Cay Estates subdivision
New Settlement as their goal is for this
property to be an extension of the settle-
ment of Hope Town. The developers have
placed restrictions on the property which
require architectural review to insure that
the property is developed in a manner
consistent with Hope Town. The installa-
tion of roads and utilities on this property,
which sat idle for many years, will make
these lots "shovel ready" and provide local
Bahamian contractors and their employees
with work well into the future as persons
gradually construct cottages and small busi-
nesses on these properties. Foreign invest-
ment in this infrastructure in these difficult
times is a strong expression of confidence
in the local Bahamian economy.
Thus far the developers have been sensi-
tive to the needs of the community, have
fulfilled a need for affordable property and
have invested in infrastructure in a way
that will stimulate the local economy. It
is anticipated that the old Elbow Cay Club
project will progress in the same manner.
Auskell Clinic Holds
Health Fair on Man-O-War
By Jennifer Hudson
A Health Fair was held for the residents
of Man-O-War Cay at the clinic there on
March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. In
keeping with her philosophy of reaching
out to the people of Abaco and follow-
ing the Health Fair at the Auskell Clinic
in Marsh Harbour on February 27, Mrs.
Angie Collie, Managing Director of the
Auskell Advaced Medical Clinic, arranged
for a team of medical personnel to visit
the cay. Dr. Charite; Nurse Susan Lall;
radiographer technician Yasmin Austin;
massage therapist Rudell Hall; and clinic
secretary Krista Henchell gave advice to
the people on health care and gave out free
glucometers to individuals with a history of
diabetes or who have family members with
diabetes to help in controlling and manag-
ing the disease. The team carried out free
Radiographer technician Yasmin Austin is
shown taking the blood pressure of a Man-
O-War resident during a Health Fair held
on March 5. Auskell Medical Clinic had sev-
eral stoff members at the Fair to give routine
tests and give advice on healthy living.
blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests
and glucose and iron checks.
"We had a very good turnout and the
people were very welcoming and helpful,"
said Nurse Lall, who gave special thanks
to Sandra Roberts and Ena Thompson for
their assistance in getting the supplies from
the boat to the clinic. It is in the plans for a
doctor and nurse from the Auskell Medical
Clinic to make regular twice monthly visits
to Man-O-War Cay.
In an ongoing effort to reach out to the
community Health Fairs are scheduled by
the Auskell Medical Clinic at the following
Cooper's Town, March 18
Fox Town, March 19
Crossing Rocks, March 25
Sandy Point, March 26
Health Fairs are also being planned for
Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay and Moore's
Island; dates will be announced later.
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April 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 7
Page 8 Section B The Abaconian
SMore News of the Cays
Cays From Page 7
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
After a very chilly winter it is nice to
welcome spring and warmer weather.
March came in like a lamb and with the
early change to daylight savings time we
have enjoyed beautiful days and evenings
for most of the month. It has been very dry
and many people had to buy water, but rain
finally came with the beginning of spring.
The Green Turtle Cay branch of the Ab-
aco Cancer Society held its second annual
Walk-a-thon on March 7th and raised more
than $1000. Friends and supporters ran,
walked or rode bikes two or four miles
in support of this very worthy cause. The
event was organized by Lynn Johnson and
Molly McIntosh. They are also organizing
the 3rd Annual Art Show and Auction to be
held on April 4th at the Green Turtle Club
from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds
from this "Art Splash" will benefit the Ab-
aco Cancer Society.
Beauty Pageant made news
Each year Amy Roberts Primary orga-
nizes a fund raiser and raffle to raise funds
for the school. This year the organizers
decided to add something different to the
event. For the first time in its history, Amy
Roberts Primary organized a Little Miss
and Miss Amy Roberts Primary Pageant
and Talent Show. The special event was
held on March 14th at Settlement Point.
For weeks leading up to the event 10 girls
from 1st to 3rd grade and 5 girls from 4th
to 6th grade practiced their talent routine,
wrote speeches, made sashes and chose a
wardrobe fit for a princess! The day before
the event a golf cart parade was organized
and the little princesses, dressed in their
casual wear, drove through town waving
to onlookers. The parade ended at Amy
Roberts Primary where the girls posed for
Excitement filled the air on Saturday as
tents went up for a changing area for the
girls. The stage was decorated with a beau-
tiful backdrop that was hand painted by
Mrs. Erin Albury and Mrs. Cami DeMa-
rio. And then it was show time! Hundreds
of people paid the $3 entrance fee to watch
our first ever beauty pageant. And it was
well worth it! The 15 princesses, smartly
dressed in their school uniforms, marched
on to the stage and introduced themselves.
The older contestants vying for the Miss
Amy Roberts title delivered speeches on
Island Pride. The contestants then showed
off their casual outfits before going into the
talent segment of the event.
The girls sang, danced, played musical
instruments and recited poetry. They all did
an excellent job and it was far easier to be a
spectator than a judge! As the girls changed
to their evening wear, the crowd was en-
tertained by other students who told jokes,
sang and danced. Then the girls came on
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Green Turtle Cay residents walked, ran or rode bikes in the second annual Walk-a-thon
held to raise money for the Cancer Society, Abaco Branch. It was successful in raising
more than $1000. An Art Show is scheduled to raise more money for this cause.
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The PTA of Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay held a Beauty Contest
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clothes. A Little Miss Amy Roberts and a Miss Amy Roberts were selected.
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won by Ashley Sawyer (6th grade). The ended with a fireworks display. All pro- Seating is limited and tickets will be sold
Cays From Page 8 first runner up was Tanisha Charlton (6th ceeds will benefit the students. in advance.
to the stage all dressed up in their beautiful grade) and the second runner up was Re- Parations for Island Roots The festival site will open on Friday at
evening outfits. Each girl was asked an im- becca Roberts (6th grade). Every entrant With just a few weeks left the Island noon and entertainment is scheduled for
promptu question by the judges, and their received a certificate of participation and a Roots Heritage Festival Committee is both days and through the evening. The
answers proved that these girls are not only silver necklace. Bouquets were presented organizing the 6th Annual Is 2009 festival will offer Bahamian food,
beautiful, but very intelligent! to the finalists and each winner received land Roots Heritage Festival to be held crafts and entertainment including the
Then came the moment they had all been a bouquet and digital camera. All of the through 3rd at Settlement Point Royal Bahamas Defense Force Marching
May 1st through 3rd at Settlement Point. Royal Bahamas Defense Force Marching
waiting for the judges' decision and the contestants must be commended for doing The 2009 theme is Celebrating t'ings Ba- Band, Junkanoo, The Gully Roosters and
presentation of Little Miss and Miss Amy a wonderful job and reminded that they are hamian. This year the entertainment will Cacique award winner Kirkland Bodie
Roberts Primary! In the younger group all beautiful, intelligent girls! include the presentation of Sandra Riley's K.B!
Little Miss Amy Roberts Primary was The PTA sold dinners, conch salad, frit- plays Matt Lowe and Miss Ruby by the A gospel concert is planned for Satur-
won by Makayla McIntosh (2nd grade). ters and desserts throughout the evening Crystal Parrot Players The plays tell the day afteoon featuring local gospel art-
The first runner was up Jade Newbold and the raffle was drawn after the pageant. ists. During the day informave talks will
(3rd grade) and the second runner up was Lucky raffle winners walked away with w ll b e performed at Alton he s a a a a
Shelby Sawyer (3rd grade). In the older airline tickets, electronics, dinners at local be evenings of Aprl 30 and May 1 Please see Cays Page 70
group Miss Amy Roberts Primary was restaurants, tools and jewelry. The evening
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"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
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bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre
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"FinalApproach "# 601 Recently renovated,
furnished canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5
bath private home on large property, 100' private dock,
4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. Adjacent lot also available. $2,357,000.
"Trident House"#3 17- 3 bed, 3,5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW$ 1999,000,
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly
constructed, furnished 3 bed,3 bath canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under roof, double garage, 165' of dockage,
new boatlift. $1,495,000.
Palm Bay Harbourfront Home # 2 # 1071 3 bed, 3.5
bath new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home.
Private garage, private boat slip with 20' beam.
Fantastic panoramic water views.
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"Laguna Galleon Bay #745 -3 bed, 2 bath single
storey, 1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with
boat lift $985,000.
"Just Off The Beach "# 1210 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/fparcel. Recently
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Royal Poinciana Beachlfront Condos-Phase 4
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Bahama Beach Club 2020-# 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
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"Cottages" #8- # 535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath unfurnished
(appliances only) 2,900 s/fbi-level home under roof,
1,300 s/funder air, 2 community pools, seaviews,
beautifully landscaped grounds. $899,000.
Beach Villa # 691 # 1340 Charming2bed, 2 bath,
1,036 s/f furnished "turn-key" villajust a I minute walk
to beach. Many enhancements and upgrades. Tastefully
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Allantis Condo # 2202 # 987 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
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Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
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Brigantine Beacl Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath
furnished townhouse, ocean views, close to beach,
shopping & marina, excellent rental history.
REDUCED TO $398,000.
Mariner's Cove Contdodminums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/fl'rnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 928 2 bed, I bath 2 level unit overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
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Ocean Blvd Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel# 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (1.20 acres) with 1 5' sandy
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utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
WindwardBeach -Beachfront Parcel# 1283 Cleared
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Splendi d Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel
with 106' ofbulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes
dock & dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities
available. Superb water views. $525,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock&
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 20,970 s/fcanal parcel with
seawall & 90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. All
utilities available. Fantastic building lot, spectacular
water views along Galleon Bay. $299,950.
St. Andrews Estates, GolfCourse Lot- # 1341 11,151
s/fresidential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2,5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies on
1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea ofAbaco frontage, Fantastic
views. REDUCED TO $656,000.
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"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath,
3 level furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre
parcel. 1,800 s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f decks/patios.
100' sandy & iron rock shoreline. New windows &
central A/C. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage, 160'
of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin $362,000.
# 886 12,828 s/fparcel, 100' protected, deep water
canal frontage, sea wall & 50' dock installed. $329,000.
# 704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/04' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
S811 10,400 s/fseaview comer lotwith 194' ofroad
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $107,000.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
"RidgeRunner"# 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished waterfront home on Sea of Abaco. Includes
main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool &
dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 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. Prime building sites. EACH $299,000.
Boiling Hole Parcel# 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline
on Sea ofAbaco. Magnificent sea ofAbaco views. (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.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point"Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco,
Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach. $725,000.
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Cays From Page 70
be held at the Administrator's Building and
speakers include Nancy Albury, Bob Carr,
Brian Lapointe, Darius Williams, Sandra
Riley, Ricky Johnson and Richard Jones.
Genealogy research has been very popular
at past festivals and interest continues to
grow. This year the committee has secured
an air conditioned, quiet area for attend-
ees to sit and talk with Joy Lowe Jossi and
her genealogy group. Information will be
available at the festival site.
The committee is organizing a raffle and
is in the process of securing great raffle
prizes. Authentic Bahamian products will
be sold at the committee booth and the
2009 commemorative T-shirts will feature
original artwork by Giovanni Coakley, a
10th grade student. The very popular char-
acter actors will be back again to organize
the children's games. For more informa-
tion on the festival and where to stay visit
the website at www.islandrootsheritagefes-
On March 12th Abaco's outstanding
students were recognized at an Awards
Presentation attended by former Senator
T. Ricardo Whylly, president of the Out-
standing Student Foundation. Among the
honorees were 17 students from Green
Turtle Cay. Congratulations to Rebecca
Roberts and Kai Survance of Amy Roberts
Primary, who received the top girl and top
boy award at the 6th grade level. The other
15 students are 10th, llth and 12th grade
students at secondary schools on Abaco.
Congratulations to Symone Cooper and
Crystal Levarity, both attending Long Bay
School; Tyece McIntosh, Shanae Knowles
and Whitney McIntosh attending St. Fran-
cis de Sales; Karen Curry, Jasmine McIn-
tosh, Heather Sawyer, Felicia Survance and
Tyler Survance attending Agape Christian
School; Melissa Albury, Sean Heystek,
Chamon McIntosh, Denton Sawyer and
Nicolas Schrack attending Forest Heights
Academy for achieving a GPA of 3.0 and
above and being named among Abaco's
top students! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Debbie Symonette
who celebrated her 50th birthday on March
6th. Family and friends came from all over
the Bahamas to help Debbie celebrate at a
lovely party at Green Turtle Club. There
was a Junkanoo rush followed by the Gully
Roosters. Everyone enjoyed a delicious
buffet dinner and then danced the night
away. Debbie is the bartender at the Green
Turtle Club and is a Cacique award win-
Over the past weeks Abaco has lost
many of its senior citizens and some young
persons. Green Turtle Cay has not been
excluded from the communities that lost
loved ones. On March 11 Mrs. Olive Pin-
der passed away at her daughter's home.
Mrs. Pinder was 94 years old. A funeral
service was held at the New Plymouth
Gospel Chapel. Mrs. Pinder is survived
by her children and their spouses, Everette
and Ella Pinder, Eileen and Earl Russell
and Hubert Pinder, grandchildren, great-
and other relatives and friends.
Gay Bootle passed away after a long ill-
ness. Gay was born and raised on Green
Turtle Cay, but moved to Central Abaco
when she got married. She would return
to visit her sisters Violet Smith and Brenda
Cooper and her brother Michael Levarity
and their families. Gay's funeral was held
in Marsh Harbour on March 22.
Mr. Curtis Curry passed away in Flor-
ida on March 22 after suffering a massive
heart attack. Mr. Curry had a history of
heart disease and diabetes, but this never
kept him from leading an active life. Af-
ter his wife died in 2006, Mr. Curry spent
his time between GTC and with his family
in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Curry was a
community-minded person and would help
anyone in any way that he could. There
was no appliance or plumbing problem that
he would not attempt to fix and he usu-
ally succeeded! This is very important in a
small community. Every day he saw that
the flags were raised at the public dock and
that they were lowered before sunset. He
rose early to start the coffee at the "coffee
shop," looked forward to afternoon cof-
fee at Plymouth Rock and then on to "the
old church steps" to finish his day chatting
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The Green Turtle Club has begun having dinner comedy on some Thursday nights. This
has proved to be very popular. Manny Oliveria entertained on March 3 and is shown with
some of his appreciative audience, Molly Mclntosh, Renee Nesbitt and Lynn Johnson.
Mrs. Mclntosh and Ms. Johnson are with the Club.
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April 1 2009
Earth Day celebrations are planned
Cays From Page 10
He returned to Florida on March 13th
to spend time with his family and for his
scheduled doctor's appointments. We nev-
er dreamed that he was saying goodbye
to us for the last time. He was a gener-
ous, helpful man who enjoyed his family
and friends. He will be sorely missed! He
is survived by his son Curtis Curry, Jr.,
daughter Kathy Metlinka, daughter-in-law
Bobbie Jean, grandchildren and great-
grandchildren, sisters and other relatives
As the days get warmer and longer we
can look forward to more activities on
Green Turtle Cay. The Green Turtle Club
has started a comedy night after dinner on
selected Thursdays. Manny Oliveria en-
tertained guests on March 3rd. On March
26 the Green Turtle Club will present re-
nowned Bahamian comedian and former
Member of Parliament David Wallace for
a performance of Say 99. These shows are
open to the public and tickets are sold in
Students and teachers are looking for-
ward to their Easter (Spring) Break and
then return to school for the last term in the
2008-2009 school year. We are all hoping
for a busy summer and spending time with
old and new friends.
This is a good time to have your air
conditioner serviced. The entire unit
needs to be cleaned annually according
to the manufacturer's instructions.This
will result in better efficiency. The coils
and fins on the outside of the condenser
should be cleaned monthly.
By Jennifer Hudson
Earth Day is celebrated annually world-
wide and this year on Abaco it will be rec-
ognized on April 24 with a school Sci-
ence Fair organized by the Friends of the
Environment. This will be held at the New
Vision Ministries from 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. An invitation to has been extended to
all of the schools on Abaco to participate in
one of the four categories: Lower Primary,
Upper Primary, Junior High and Senior
High. Each school is allowed one competi-
tive project per category but may present
as many display projects as they wish. The
sponsors of the winning schools will dis-
play the projects in their businesses.
The theme this year will be Marine Re-
sources. In support of this theme Friends is
hoping that schools will be looking at sea
turtles and supporting the Ministry of Ag-
riculture and Marine Resources' proposal
Sonshine Development Cen-
ter would like to thank all those
who supported us with our first
annual walk-a-thon and food
sale. We look forward to next
year being bigger and better.
Kingdom Care for Kidz would
like to thank the many individu-
als who donated money to assist
with Silas Cartwright's medical
funds. your help Was greatly ap-
for the enhanced protection of marine tur-
tles in The Bahamas which means no har-
vesting. These beautiful creatures are glob-
ally threatened and endangered. During
the month of March Mr. Pedro Baranda, a
Marine Mammal Expert and Rescuer from
the International Explorers Society, Ltd. in
Freeport, has been visiting schools giving
a series of talks on turtles. There will also
be an interactive display on sea turtles on
The launching of the Race to the Reef
Fish Tagging Competition will take place
at the Science Fair. This competition is
being organized by Dr. Craig Layman
of Florida International University and
will involve more than 20 students from
schools on Abaco. Prior to Earth Day the
students will meet at Camp Abaco where
they will do a small surgical procedure on
fish to insert a tag which will enable them
to track their fish. The fish will be released
on April 24 and the competition will run
until just before the close of school in June.
The winning fish will be those that end up
at the reef first and those that travel the fur-
thest distance. The students will catch their
own fish to tag and will track them moving
through the various habitats. This will help
them to understand the different marine
habitats and how they are connected.
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The Abaconian Section B Page 11
Page 12 Section B
The Abaconian April 1 2009
School From Page 1
The general exhibition gave students the
chance to show what they were learning
S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Tom
goal of planting 1000 trees by next year ar
underway, having planted 300 already. Mr.
ilus Cox was asked to plant a coconut in a
at the Open House held at the school on M
Beside him is Mother Earth who was app
everyone to help protect our environment.
in the various departments. An interesting
display was that of the Science and Geog-
raphy Department where they had Mother
Nature who humbly requested that people
be kinder to their environment and sur-
rounding. Mother Nature can be destroyed
by pollution and other harmful
devices that are destroying our
earth daily. The Home Econom-
ics Department had a presenta-
tion on cheeses from all over
the world. The Math Depart-
ment and Computer Science did
extensive presentations in their
S field. The Art Department had a
booth that featured the paintings
and drawings that was created
by students. The technical draw-
ing and woodwork departments
displayed beautiful furniture that
was constructed at the school
including a beautiful entertain-
Following the exhibition, a
play was conducted by the Lan-
guage Department which was
their way to display their tal-
ent, and the Music Department
displayed its accomplishments
throughout the ceremony as stu-
dents sang selections. Finally,
the day had passed by and those
in attendance were treated to
wn has a a musical performance by the
Id is well New Entry Band who brought
Theoph- everyone to their feet with the
ceremony musical selection. The second
larch 13. annual Inter-House Competition
ealing to and Exhibition was a grand suc-
cess and was enjoyed by all who
attended. It is clear to see that great things
are happening at Sherlin Bootle High, and
the students are definitely talented and
building bright futures.
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The High School Basketball League ini-
tiated inter-school competitions the first
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The highlight of the School League
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Creeks National Park
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in conjunction with
Friends of the Environment would like to inform the
public that the Proposal for the East Abaco Creeks
National Park has been completed with input from the
surrounding communities. The proposal will be placed on
www.bnt.bs and www.friendsoftheenvironment.org and
is open for public comments until May 10, 2009 when it
will be submitted to the Minister of the Environment.
The BNT would also like to ensure the public that we
will continue to consult with the community as it
relates to the finalization of the boundaries and
development of the management plan for this area.
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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian
I ore School News
School From Page 72
School, Abaco Central High
School, S.C. Bootle High School
and Forest Heights Academy
competed in 15 games, in Junior
and Senior categories, boys and
Great basketball was played
that day, urged by coaches
screaming advice and cheering
fans. The players dashed from
one basket to the other, trying to
score. The big winner that day
was S.C. Bootle High School
that won seven out of the 15
games, making it worth the trip
to Marsh Harbour. They were
watched eagerly and coached
during the breaks by Jose Torres
and Lyndon Scott.
In second position came Ab-
aco Central High School with
four wins, followed by Forest
Heights and Agape in a tie with
two games each.
The Ministry of Education holds Spelling Bees that are open to all
schools on Abaco. The Grade 4 Spelling Bee was held on February
13. The First Place Winner was Lazariah Mclntosh of the Cooper's
Town Primary (left). The Second Place was won by Anna Albury of
the Hope Town School (middle), and Third Place was won by Lachelle
Lightbourne of St. Francis de Sales (right). The schools participating
were Agape Christian, Amy Roberts Primary, Central Abaco Primary,
Cherokee Sound Primary, Cooper's Town Primary, Fox Town Pri-
mary, Hope Town Primary, Long Bay, James A. Pinder Primary, St.
Francis de Sales and Moore's Island All-Age School
The Third Grade Spelling Bee was held on February 27. The winners
were First Place Justiss McEwan of St. Francis de Sales School (left),
Second Place winner was Duane Johnson of Long Bay School (middle)
and in third place was Allaire Johnson of Long Bay School (right). The
schools participating were Agape Christian, Long Bay, Cooper's Town
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Outstanding students were recognized
By Mirella Santillo
The Outstanding Student Awards Pre-
sentation this year had the theme Keep
your eyes on the prize.
It was standing room only at St. Fran-
cis de Sales Catholic Church where people
had gathered on March 12th to witness the
presentation of awards to the island's out-
standing students, recognized for their aca-
demic and sporting achievements. Over
160 students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
were honored during the annual ceremony,
most of them accompanied by proud par-
ents and teachers.
The function was coordinated by Mr.
William Davis, who acted as MC. The
President of the Outstanding Students
Foundation, former Senator Trevor Whilly,
came from Nassau to congratulate the stu-
dents and motivate them to go further.
"Students, you are the greatest resource
our country will ever have. Students, as
you move forward, do not take your eyes
of the prize or you will sink. Stay up and
stay focus," he urged. The president also
conveyed the best wishes of Min. Carl
Bethel, who could not attend because of a
The Abaco Education Superintendent,
Mrs. Lenora Black, delivered a motivation
speech, stating that the students who were
present were there because they had kept
their eyes on the prize, but she said, "You
can be even better than you are today, if
we are to change The Bahamas. When you
have committed to excellence, the sky is
In his speech, Administrator Cephas
Cooper gave the students three challenges.
"Success, he asked them to remember, is
not a destination that you ever reach, but
a journey on a road that is always under
construction." The second point he want-
ed them not to forget was, "Education
Please see School Page 16
Five students of Forest Heights Academy had a perfect 4.0 GPA last year. Two were 12th
grade students and were not at the presentation. The three shown here are 1 Ith grad-
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School From Page 15
without character is nothing. Good man-
ners will take you farther in life than any
degree,"and thirdly he told them to re-
member, "God has a bigger plan in store
for every one of you."
Each student was presented with a tro-
phy, one six grade student from Wesley
College and two sixth grade students from
each of the other schools both private and
public. All the high schools on the island
were represented by students with high
GPA's. Among them five Forest Heights
Academy students, Pamela Smith, Austin
Koepp, Amy Mackey, Taj Anderson and
Nasasha Bootle received a special award
for a 4.0 GPA. A few others came close,
Wesley Lowe from Agape with a 3.95
point average; Tirshatha Etienne from
Long Bay with a 3.89 average and Leann
Albury with an average of 3.92; two stu-
dents from Agape Christian School, Felicia
Survance and Bianca Albury with 3.85 and
Alexis Albury from Forest Heights with a
Abaco Central High School's Simon
Senat and Sasha Davis, Long Bay's Federo
Swain and Ladrisha Reckley and Agape
Christian School's Ashley Carrol, Blair
Saunders and Chrispen Clarke were re-
warded for their sporting achievements.
Central Abaco Primary won Gen-
eral Knowledge Competition
By Mirella Santillo
At a special assembly on March 23rd
six Central Abaco Primary School stu-
dents were recognized for winning the
Second Term winners received trophies
The Abaco District Sec
ond Term Competition
for 2009 had three win-
J ners. First Place winner
was Ginelle Longley of
Central Abaco Primary
School, left. Second
Place went to Kade-
sha Canton of Central
Abaco Primary School,
center, and Third Place
winner was Shawntalay
McDonald of St. Fran-
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General Knowledge Competition for their
age group. The competition which was or-
ganized by the Ministry of Education took
place on March 20th at St. Andrews Meth-
Questions concerning science, social
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tion were asked by Education Administra-
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sha Larose, Isaiah Seymour, Desmondo
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winning team. During the same assembly,
21 children were recognized as students of
the month. They were praised for their ac-
ademic performance, attendance, appear-
ance, conduct and punctuality.
The Abaco District Education office held a General Knowledge Competition on March 20.
The first place winner was the team from Central Abaco Primary School. Seven schools
participated in the competition, Central Abaco Primary, Cooper's Town Primary, Cross-
ing Rock Primary, Cyber Learning Center, Man-O-War School, Moore's Island All-Age
and St. Francis de Sales. Four of the six winners are shown here with their individual
trophies and the trophy that the school received.
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April 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 17
South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
A Wedding By The Beach
Don Sawyer married Sherry Albury on
the beach near The Spit in Cherokee Sound
on March 7. Don has been a fisherman all
his life and still practices his trade. Sher-
ry is from Murphy Town but has lived in
Cherokee for several years. She has one
child a little girl named Melissa who at-
tends Cherokee Primary School. The cer-
emony was performed by Roland Swain,
an uncle of the bride. A reception was held
afterwards at the community center for
family and friends.
Scott Albury, a Yellow Wood resident,
along with a two workmates were involved
in an accident on dreaded Friday the 13th
in their Marco company truck while on
their way to a job. As far as we know no
other vehicles were involved in the acci-
dent and Scott and one of the other men
received only minor injuries, but it could
have been much worse.
Sandbar To Open Again
Cherokee's one and only restaurant and
bar will open for the season on April 4. It
will open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch
only from 11:30 a.m. till at 3:30 p.m. The
food is always delicious and the scenery is
breathtaking. So if you would like to enjoy
a real island experience and some authentic
island atmosphere, you should try it out.
An Open House was held on March 6
when parents were invited during the after-
noon to view their children's workbooks,
folders and various projects. It was great
to see the parents interacting with the chil-
dren doing activities like writing roman
numerals, making numbers and finding
weather words in a printed word field. I
think some of the parents and grandpar-
ents stayed longer than they had intended,
which was a good thing.
On Friday the 13th there was a parents/
family night at the W.W. Sands Commu-
nity Center. It was an exciting fun-filled
evening with much laughter. The main
event was a game "How well do you know
your parents and how well do they know
you?" Children and parents were given a
questionnaire to fill out prior to the event.
Some of the questions were "What is your
child's favorite color?" and "Who's the
cook in your house?" Some of the answers
were totally unexpected and brought the
house down with laughter. I think every-
one had a very good time. There were a
few other games where the parents and
children competed against each other.
Light refreshments were served immedi-
Students from grades 4, 5 and 6 took part
in a mathematics competition on March 6th
in Marsh Harbour. They had an interest-
ing time, although they did not win. There
was a lot of talk afterwards about being put
in the front row where everyone could see
them (and they were obviously a little shy)
as well as not having enough time to figure
out the answer, yet feeling that they knew
the answer but didn't get enough time to
actually give an answer to the question. All
in all the experience was enriching and our
kids will benefit from the exposure to other
students and other schools.
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urging her students to be more ecologically
The student body is practicing for the
up-coming Talent Show in April.
Fairwell to two old friends
Charles Dewight Sawyer passed away
peacefully at the hospital in Freeport after
suffering from breathing problems. Born
to Stanley Sawyer and Lottie Pinder on
June 9, 1929, he married the love of his
life, Movena Sands, in 1950 in Cherokee
Sound, Abaco. They had three children,
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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian
Police Crime Report
Stolen Vessel Recovered During the
early morning hours on Thursday, 12th
March 2009, the police received a report
of a stolen vessel in Black Sound, Green
Turtle Cay. The Police were able to track
this 33' white Hydra Sport vessel and at
about 8:00 am the vessel was spotted by a
Defence Force patrol craft some 15 miles
south of New Providence with three 
male occupants onboard.
Officers on the Defence Force craft pur-
sued the vessel but the culprits ran the ves-
sel aground on the southern end of New
Providence and fled in nearby bushes. The
vessel was processed by Scenes of Crime
Officers and later returned to the owner.
Investigations continue in this matter.
Stolen Vessel Recovered On Satur-
day, 14th March 2009 at about 9:30 am,
a caretaker from Hope Town contacted the
Marsh Harbour Police Station and reported
that sometime between 12:30 am and 9:00
am on the aforementioned date, person(s)
unknown stole a white 34 ft. vessel from a
marina in Hope Town.
Police investigators arrived in Hope
Town shortly thereafter and began enqui-
ries into this matter. Acting on information
received, Police investigators proceeded to
Snake Cay where they found the vessel in
the creek area of Snake Cay Abaco, intact
and in good working condition. The vessel
was towed inland and later processed by
Scenes of Crime Officers. Investigations
continue in this matter.
Housebreaking and Stealing On
Tuesday March 10, 2009 at about 5:00 pm,
a resident of Seven Hills, Cooper's Town
reported to the Cooper's Town Police Sta-
tion that sometime between 8:30 am and
12:00 pm on the aforementioned date, per-
sons unknown broke and entered his resi-
dence and stole an assortment of grocery
Police investigations into this matter led
to the arrest of a resident from Cooper's
Town. The suspect was later interviewed
by the Police and charged before the
Drug Arrests During the weekend of
March 6 and 7, 2009, Police arrested sev-
eral suspects for Possession of Dangerous
All suspects were interviewed by Police
and charged before the Courts.
Police Court Report
The following information on convic-
tions in the Abaco Magistrate's Court has
been provided to The Abaconian newspa-
per by the police for the period February
26- March 18, 2009.
Arah Brown, a resident of Murphy
Town was arraigned on February 26, 2009
in the Magistrate's Court on the charge of
Causing Harm. Police court dockets state
that on 24th February 2009, Arah Brown
intentionally and unlawfully caused harm
to a Police Officer while the Officer was
acting in the execution of his duty. Arah
Brown pleaded guilty and thereafter was
sentenced to three (3) months imprison-
ment at Her Majesty's Prison.
Eldris Leary of Dundas Town was
arraigned on March 10, 2009 before the
Magistrate's Court, Marsh Harbour on the
charge of Stealing. Police reports state that
on 08th March 2009, Eldris Leary stole a
handbag containing cash, the property of a
resident in the Mudd, Abaco. She pleaded
guilty and was fined $450.00 or two (2)
Jean Nixon Louis of Murphy Town,
Abaco was found guilty on March 11, 2009
and convicted in the Magistrate's Court,
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state that on Sunday, November 9, 2008
Jean Nixon Louis intentionally and unlaw-
fully caused harm to a female resident of
Murphy Town. He was sentenced to nine
(9) months at Her Majesty's Prison.
McTair Major of South Beach, New
Providence and Dellon Miller of Kenwood
Street, New Providence were arraigned on
March 16, 2009 in the Magistrate's Court,
Marsh Harbour on the charge of Vagran-
cy. Police court dockets state that on Fri-
day 13th March 2009 at about 2:25 am,
both suspects were found by police loiter-
ing in the area of Harbour View Marina,
East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour with the
intent to commit an offence. Both suspects
pleaded guilty and were fined $50.00 each
by the Courts.
Jarvago Cooper of Cooper's Town,
Please see Crime Page 19
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Airport Status concerns
Crime From Page 78
Abaco was found guilty on March 18, 2009
and convicted in the Magistrate's Court,
Marsh Harbour on the charge of Assisting
in Illegal Landing. Police Court Dockets
state that on November 23, 2007 Jarvago
Cooper was found in South Abaco along
with ten (10) illegal Chinese Immigrants.
He was sentenced to two (2) years impris-
onment at Her Majesty's Prison.
Editor In keeping with the new policy
of only reporting the Abaco crimes which
are successfully resolved by the police, we
have been furnished with the above infor-
mation for the period of January 1 through
March 22. Information on other incidents
occurring during this period has not been
released and would include two boats sto-
len in Marsh Harbour and recovered soon
after in Murphy Town. A third stolen boat
was found in Freeport.
Marsh Harbour's new runway has re-
mained closed to aircraft since the paving
was completed in September of last year.
Various rumors relate to the reasons why
the runway remains closed but no official
statement has been given,
During the monthly meeting of the di-
rectors of the Chamber on March 18, the
runway was the main topic. It was resolved
to make an inquiry to the Prime Minister's
office on the airport status.
It is understood that the Marsh Harbour
airport is for VFR operations only, Visual
Flight Rules, so the absence of lights should
not be a factor. Emergency night flights
could still operate on the present runway
which does have lights and are turned on
only by request for a specific flight.
Abaco's busy season is approaching and
the directors felt that opening the new run-
way may encourage additional flights into
the airport. Some high performance aircraft
refuse to land on the present runway due to
its rough surface and a dip in the pavement
close to the landing spot on the western
end. This presents a very serious danger to
planes that land at higher speeds.
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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT ON UNAUDITED RESULTS DECEMBER 31, 2008
Commonwealth Bank was able to report solid results for 2008, notwithstanding the global
economic crisis and recession in the United States. Net Income for 2008 exceeded $49 million,
up marginally from $48.5 million in 2007. Total Assets at December 31, 2008 exceeded $1.3
billion, an increase of nearly $150 million or 12% more than 2007.
The fact Ihat the Bank was able to report improved income over 2007 is a reflection of the
prudent management taken over the last few years by the Bank, Nevertheless, the Bank is not
immune from the economic downturn thatis facing the world. In recognition of this, the Bank has
taken further conservative steps in increasing loan loss reserves carried on the Balance Sheet.
While our non-performing loans increased to 1.7% of the loan portfolio from 1.5% in 2007, they
were more than Fully covered by loan loss reserves and the ratio compares extremely favourably
with an industry average of 6.3% as reported by the Central Bank at November 2008. The
financial success is derived from a focus on customer needs, as evidenced by the Bank's
assistance programs in the fourth quarter of the year, designed to help customers impacted by
the declining economy.
In 2008, the Bank has shored its success with its stakeholders, increasing its quarterly dividends
to 5 cents per shore per quarter, up from 4 cents per share per quarter in 2007. The Bank
paid dividends during the year totaling 31 cents per share, up from 26 cents per share paid in
Return on Equity (R,O.E.) and Return on Assets (R.OA.), commonly used ratios to measure bank
performance remained strong in 2008. R.O.E. was 35%, unchanged from 2007, while R.O.A.
was still strong and above industry performance of 3.5%, although down from 3.8% in 2007.
Our overall efficiency ratio, which takes into consideration our non-interest expenses, compared
to the Bank's revenue generation was 43%, a Further improvement over 2007.
The Bank commenced construction on its Prince Charles Drive Branch in 2008 and we expect
construction to be completed in the third quarter of 2009. The environment we face today is a
challenging one with the Board and senior management committed to executing a strategic nd
business plan designed to achieve the financial objectives they have identified. The Bank will
also work closely with government and other agencies who undertake operational and structural
opportunities designed to expand the Bohamian economy. Our business confidence has in the
past remained solid and we are confident it will continue, as we continue to expand our branch
network and product mix to meet the requirements of Bahamians.
I would like to express my appreciation to the individual Directors for their contribution and on
behalf of the Board, I thank the personnel throughout the Bank who continue to contribute to the
growth and success of the Bank,
T.B. D ndn
COMMONWEALTH BANK LTD,
UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2008
ASSETS ($'Millions) 1,323 1,179
NET INCOME ($'Millions) 49 48
NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS [$'Millions) 43 42
EPS (IN CENTS) BASIC AND FULLY DILUTED 44 43
RETURN ON EQUITY 35% 35%
William B. Sands, Jr.
President & CEO
N.B. A full set of audited financial statements will be published within the time frame established
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April 1, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 19
Page 20 Section B
The Abaconian April 1 2009
Sa ,Local Government at Work
Dundas Town Committee
By Mirella Santillo
The Dundas Town Committee meeting
on March 3rd began with a presentation
from two Central Pines' residents, Mrs.
Bernadette Hall and Mrs. Anita Altidor,
who represented the residents of that area
and had concerns about several problems
that had recently arose. Mrs. Hall said that
the garbage collection had been erratic,
no schedule being maintained. She stated
that the side streets had not been mowed or
cleaned regularly and that a washing ma-
chine was lying near a culvert on Morning
Glory Circle; that several street signs that
had been blown down and had not been re-
installed. She mentioned having contacted
the Ministry of Works and the local office
of Environmental Health regarding the car
repair that was going on in the area and
the number of stray dogs on the streets.
Her last point was wanting to get in touch
with the persons responsible for develop-
ing a community park. She said that the
residents of Central Pines were willing to
work with the Dundas Town Committee
towards the up-keep of their area.
A Dundas Town Committee member
blamed stray dog on owners allowing their
animals to wander and suggested putting
to sleep all the dogs found not confined on
a rope or in a fenced-in yard. The Chair-
man assured Mrs. Hall that the Committee
would work with Central Pines residents to
resolve some of the issues. It was agreed
that clearing would start on the land as-
signed for the park beginning with a trail
for a nature walk. The Administrator sug-
gested that a conceptual plan with an artis-
tic rendition stating the short term and long
term scope be submitted to the Commit-
tee. He reminded the committee that Local
Government was in charge of parks.
A discussion centered on the denial of
the capital expenditure budget by the Of-
fice of the Prime Minister. Chairman Cay
Mills mentioned that the Prime Minister
had agreed to give the Committee another
chance to properly document the proposed
capital expenditure for the township. Ad-
ministrator Cooper suggested identifying
small projects. The construction of three
stalls at Ocean View park, the building of
sidewalks on Forest Drive, the erecting of
a seawall at Brown's Bay and the landscap-
ing of that area as well as purchasing of the
Burial Society building were immediately
mentioned. One member objected that the
stalls at Ocean View Park would probably
be rejected and suggested that the money
for that project be used instead for the Cen-
tral Pines' park.
The bulk of the discussion concerned the
renovation and the purchase of the Burial
Society building. Mr. Mills suggested call-
ing a general community meeting to find
out the wishes of the Dundas Town resi-
dents concerning that building that would
be used as a community center.
Cedar Harbor is planning
By Vernique Russell
The Homecoming committee of the an-
nual Homecoming and Easter celebration
in Cedar Harbour is proud to announce
the dates for their annual homecoming on
April 10th to 13th. This year's festivities
will include lots of entertainment and so-
cializing time, as residents of North Abaco
attend to be a part of the festivities.
Among the line up of entertainment is
a gospel concert, Bahamian music concert
and a talent showcase. Person attending can
enjoy games and feast on delicious dishes.
The committee extends a special invitation
to the residents of Abaco to attend. It is one
where the whole family can participate so
bring the entire family to celebrate with the
residents of Cedar Harbour.
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BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Abaco location East Queen Elizabeth Dr.
P.O. Box AB 20956, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Ph: 367-2489 / 367-3573
Or P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780 / 327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
* New Providence
1. Lot #1246 (5,000sq. ft.) w/hse
2,257 sq ft Golden Way Dr,
Golden Gates #2 (Appraised Value
2. Vacant lot #147 (10557sq, ft.)
Munnings Dr & Roy West Lane,
Southern Heights Sub (Appraised
3. Lot 85' x 100' w/buildings
(1,040sq. ft.) Miracle Touch Auto
Care Center-Fox Hill Rd (Ap-
praised Value $149,280.00)
4. Lot (50'x100') w/building 1,912sq.
ft. -Deveaux; St (Appraised Value
5. Lots #29 & #30, (50'x100'), Blk
#47 w/building 1,140,sq.ft, Mat-
thew St, Nassau Village (Ap-
praised Value $145,000.00
6. Lots #5 & #6 (1 50'x 100') w/hse-
Silver Palm Ln, Imperial Park (Ap-
praised Value $313,650.00)
7. Lot #135 (50'x90') w/hse 1,342sq.
ft.-Sunflower (south) Sunshine
Park Sub Hse #8 (Appraised Value
8. Lot #11 (107'x 100') w/hse
2,026sq. ft., Sunset Ridge Dr, Sun-
set Ridge Sub, Hse #28 (Appraised
9. Vacant lot #302 (8,500sq. ft.)
more or less-Rugby Ave, Winton
Meadows Sub #2 (Appraised Value
10. Lot #176 (41'x113') w/hse 903sq.
ft.-Old Cedar St, Yellow Elder
(Appraised Value $65,000.00)
11. Lots #3 & #4, Blk #47 (50'x100')
w/ duplex & retail shop 1,532sq.
ft.-Forbes St, Nassau Village (Ap-
praised value $120,000.00)
12. Beach front lot 9,000sq. ft.
w/building 2,100sq. ft. Pinders
Mangrove Cay, Andros (Appraised
13. Lot 4,344sq. ft. w/duplex building
1,174 sq. ft.-Fresh Creek Andros
(Appraised Value $94,640.00)
* Grand Bahama
14. Lot #20 (17,150sq. ft.) w/hse
2,000sq. ft. Blk 8, Section #2-Sea
Gull Dr. Bahama Reef Yacht &
Country Club Sub, Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value $280,000.00)
15. Vacant lot #39, Blk #9 (14,397sq.
ft.) Yorkshire Dr, Bahamia West
Replat, Grand Bahama (Appraised
16. Vacant Lot #8 Bik #12, Unit #3
(11,250sq. ft.)-Henny Ave, Derby
Sub, Grand Bahama (Appraised
17. Lot #43B (100'x 150') w/hse & Du-
plex-Nelson Rd, Poinciania Gardens,
Grand Bahama (Appraised Value
18. Lot #37 (50'x150') w/sixplex 2-
storey apartment building & Church
5,400sq. ft.-Martin Town, Kings
Sub. Eight Mile Rock. Grand Baha-
ma (Appraised Value $211,200.00)
19. Lot w/10 room hotel 5,000sq. ft.
on 4.99 acres of beach front, High
Rock, Grand Bahama (Appraised
20. Vacant lot #13, Blk #59, Unit #3
(22,752sq. ft,) 45' on canal front-
Dagenham Circle & Ingrave Dr,
Emerald Bay Sub, Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value $110,000.00)
21. Vacant lot #21, Blk #3 (14,161sq.
ft.) Waterfall Dr, Seahorse Village
Sub, Grand Bahama (Appraised
22. Lot #15, Blk 15 Unit #3 (90'x125')
-Derby Sub, Grand Bahama (Ap-
praised value $23,000.00)
23. Vacant lot #25, Blk #15 (17,866 sq
ft)- Cutwater Ln, Shannon Country
Club Sub, Grand Bahama (Appraised
24. Vacant lot #489 section 2B
(85'x125') Palmeri Dr. Grand
Bahama East (Appraised Value
25. Lot #2 (20,000sq. ft.) w/build-
ing complex & coin Laundrornat-
Queens Highway, Holmes Rock,
Commonage Grand Bahama. (Ap-
praised Value $178,600.00)
26. Lot #54 E (6,500sq.ft.) w/triplex
foundation 2,788sq. ft.-Murphy
Town Abaco (Appraised Value
27. Vacant lot #6 (2 acres)-Fox Town
Abaco Appraised value $50,000)
28. Lot #51 (15,000 sq ft) w/building-
Murphy Town Abaco (Appraised
29. Portion of lot #69 (15,000sq. ft.)-
Front St, Murphy Town, Abaco
(Appraised Value $29,250.00)
30. Lot #55 (6,900sq.f t.) w/building-
Murphy Town, Abaco (Appraised
31. Lot #45 (60'x160') w/14 room mo-
tel, 3,900sq. ft.-Sandy Point Abaco
(Appraised Value $485,700.00)
32. Lot #8 (7,120 sq. ft.) w/4 cottages &
1 storage building totaling: 4,186sq.
ft.-Sand Banks, Treasure Cay Abaco
(Appraised value $880,308.00
* 20' (1996) Robolo Vessel w/115 HP
* 48' (1989) North Carolina hull vessel
* 52' (1979) Hatteras vessel (MV
* 51' (1981) Defender vessel (Equility)
* 80' Custom steel hull vessel (Miss
* 94' Steel hull Gulf Coast shrimp
trawler vessel (1980) with (2) Volvo
diesel engines (Sweet Charlotte)
* 122' Single screw steel hull (1960)
MV Lisa J III, vessel has a new engine
requiring installation and can be viewed
at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
* 19' (1989) Fiberglass sports vessel
* 60' (1982) Defender vessel (Queen
* 68' (1989) Desco Marine vessel (Sweet
33. Property 31'x 111' w/hse- Lord St,
Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera. (Appraised
34. Vacant portion of lot 7 (50'x110')
West James Cistern, Eleuthera (Ap-
praised Value $18,000.00)
* Cat Island
35. Vacant 6.5 acres of land-Arthur's
Town, Cat Island (Appraised Value
36. Lot w/12 room motel 1.39 acres-
Arthur's Town Cat Island (Ap-
praised Value $630,000.00)
37. Vacant lot #8 (65,200sq. ft.)-Moss
Town. Exuma (Appraised Value
38. Lot (30,400sq. ft.) w/small hotel
4,520sq. ft. & exclusive beach.
Forbes Hill, Exuma (Appraised
39. Vacant lot #1281 (6,600sq. ft.)-
Oceanic Rd, Bahama Sound Sec
#3, Exuma (Appraised Value
40. Vacant lot #95 (80'x122' ) Com-
modore Rd, Elizabeth Harbour
Est. Exuma (Appraised Value
(1) 03 Dodge Caravan
(1) 96 Ford Explorer
(1) 97 Dodge Stratus
(1) 01 Hyundai H-1 Van
(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seater
(1) 78 L800 Ford Boom Truck
(1) 02 Hyundai H-1 Van SVX
(1) 06 Hyundai H-l Van SVX (silver)
(1) 01 Kitchen Tandem Cherokee trailer
(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck
(1) 99 Ford F250 Truck
(1) 82 GMC Brigadier Drill Truck
Steel Building 70'x50" Six (6) Win-
dows, Two (2) Entry Doors, Two (2)
5'x10' Rollup Doors White trimmed
Blue, Approved plans and engineering
drawings are available $50,000.00
'['he public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Develop-
ment Bank, P.O. Box N3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed
bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-5780 for additional information. Please
note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets should he received by or
on April 25, 2009. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any
or all offers. All assets are sold as is.
April 1, 2009 The Abaconian
Section B Page 21
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Dewight enjoyed meeting and talking with old friends,
all of whom will miss his smiling face and congenial
laugh. May he rest in peace.
Irene Annis Sawyer (nee Roberts) passed away after
being in a coma. She had been confined to her bed for
more than a year as a result of broken bones. Born in
Cherokee Sound on August 17th, 1917, she married
Charles Hamilton Sawyer in 1936 and they had two
boys, Byron, who passed away over 20 years ago at
50 years of age, and Benjamin Noel, who works on
the Duke and still resides in Cherokee with his wife
and family. Ms. An-
nis lived in the family
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Greetings and Best Wishes to all my friends
in Nassau and Abaco who stood by us during
my operation and thank you for all your sup-
port after my operation.
To the Rotary Club of Nassau and The Ab-
aco Club, thanks a million. May God bless you
all as you help people in their time of need.
Now to the people of Nassau and Abaco
who supported us with love, gifts, and also for
those who came by the hospital to visit. Lillian
Martin, thank you for flying into Nassau just to
come by and check on me. God bless you, my
child, and I would also like to thank Taxi #198
Donna Bain, Taxi #152 Special K with her
love and gifts. God bless you and bless Kettie
Island Girl. Sister Angelina Cooper who came
by the hospital every evening to visit. Seeing
someone from home makes you feel at home.
Special thanks to Yvonne Sawyer who made us
feel at home in her own house. God bless you,
my daughter, and also Emely Ferguson, who
drove Unamae to the hospital every evening
for two and a half weeks. God bless you, my
Special thanks to my Superintendent, Pat-
rick Paul, Assembly of God in the Bahamas
and Turks and Caicos Island. Pastor Stafford
Symonette and Minister Lucy Symonette of
Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay, Pastor
oldest son. However, she moved into a separate apart-
ment her grandson built for her after Hurricane Floyd
made her own home uninhabitable.
Ms. Annis, though bedridden for such a long period
of time, kept a good outlook on life and was always
cheerful. She kept a keen eye on the comings and go-
ings of the community through her window where she
could see the road. An active churchgoer until being
confined to her bed, Ms. Annis had many friends and
many frequent visitors to her sickroom. We are slowly
losing all our old timers, and Ms. Annis was definitely
a Bright Star that will surely be missed by all who knew
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Deon Gibson and the church family in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco. Thanks to Sister Jackie Es-
tevez and her concert committee at the church
for helping us with our medical expenses etc.
Pastor Clint Laroda and his New Direction
Group from Full Gospel Church in Treasure
Cay, God bless you and keep on singing for Je-
sus until he says to you, "Well done, thy good
and faithful servant."
Pastor Irine Russell of Kemp Road Assem-
bly of God and Minister Knowles from Bethany
Assembly in Nassau, who came every Sunday
and prayed with me.
To all the churches and pastors that are
praying for us, please continue to keep us in
prayer. "Peter therefore was kept in prison but
prayer was made without ceasing of the church
God for Peter." Acts 12:5 "Blessed is the na-
tion whose God is the Lord."
Last but certainly not the least, Kenneth
Murray Jr. from Murray's Soul Food, the best
souse on the island and also Mr. and Mrs.
Nikolia Sawyer and Clint Sawyer, also Mr.
George Capeon of Nassau.
Rev. Copeland Morley and Alice Morley,
who flew in just for the day. He stopped by the
hospital and prayed with me.
Once again, I want to thank each and every
one of you for all the love, gifts, and support.
and I and Fnr RPnt
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Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
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Central Pines, Dundas Town, Apt for rent,
delux, spacious 2B/ 2B, total package, water
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Cove Estates, Marsh Harbour, 2 bedroom/2
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Dundas Town spacious 2 bed/ 1 bath apt. lo-
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Guana Cay 4 bed/ 2 bath house w/ dock.
Available May 1 thru Nov 1. Contact 365-5032,
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Guana Cay harbour view apt, fully equipped,
2/1, full kitchen, TV, VCR. $900 weekly.
Available monthly. Call 904-982-2762
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
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water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
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posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$2000 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 262-1021
Marsh Harbour Central 2 bed/ 112 bath cot-
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Very secluded with ocean views. $1150 monthly
+ utilities. Contact 367-0124 or 475-1279
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, apt. for
rent, 2 bed/ 1 bath. Call Amos @ 359-6624
WPB Private Rooms for Rent Daily/Weekly
rates. Near airport, shopping and port. Non
smoking. Call Lovely 367-4297 day or 367-
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and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
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Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
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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-
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Hope Town lot for sale, will finance, low down
payment, terms available. Contact Robbie at 375-
8160 or VIBE 225-1173
Leisure Lee, 2 waterfront lots for sale by owner.
100' waterfront with boat slips, bulkheads and full
length docks. Ready to build. $365,000 ea. Will
finance 375-8777 or 772-288-9941
Marsh Harbour for sale by owner, large 4500
sq. ft. 2 story harbour view townhouse complex.
$580,000 gross all units or $200,000 each unit.
Call 376-2252 or 362-1021
Scotland Cay Four bedroom house on the
beach $800,000 email@example.com 651-484-
Scotland Cay home for sale on pvt. island with
paved runway 180 mi. from Ft. Lauderdale,
Island-style four-building complex on 300'
ocean beach front. Turnkey. Details and photos
at www.summercampabacos.com or Dr. Bruce
Burgess at (954) 632 4966 or (242) 375 8179
when not fish'n or div'n
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Sweeting Village pristine 3 bed/ 2 bath, Hardi
board, 1700 sq. ft., central air, washer/dryer,
picket fence, manicured lawn. Built in 2006,
lot size 9,000 sq. ft. Great neighborhood for
kids. $275,000 net. C ontact Leslie Pinder at
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort, Model
unit now open! Exclusive luxury 2 & 3 bedroom
waterfront condos with deep water docks &
garages priced from the low $500's! Just 2 of
16 units left! www.pineapplepointresort.com
242-475-7464 or 1-800-545-0395 Come & see
us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open
M-F 9-5 or by appointment.
Treasure Cay 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
Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground
level condo, marina view, completely redeco-
rated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis
courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705-
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings
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Winding Bay golf course won top rating Cassified A eii
1997 416C Caterpillar in good working con-
dition. $25,000 OBO Contact 475-2856
VEHICLES FOR SALE
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay's golf course ranked number one in The Bahamas by
Golfweek magazine for second time. In a poll conducted by a leading golf magazine, the
Scottish-style tropical links golf course at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay earned top
honors among all golf courses in The Bahamas for the second time. More than 300 golf-
ers determined the top 50 places to play in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mexico, and they
selected the 18-hole Winding Bay course to not only make the list for the second time,
but was also 14th among all those chosen. The first 14 holes of this stunning layout are
a classic "out and back" arrangement which run along the two-mile stretch of beach on
Winding Bay. The remaining four holes add an extra dimension to the course, being high
on top of the cliffs.
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
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
Dr. Marc Binard will be at the Abaco
Family Medicine the week of April 13-18.
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Trapic l 8uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Daily, Weekly or
elbow cay carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Classified ads here start at $25
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
P.O. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock
Abao Island Pharmacy
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
TShirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon-Sat 9-5 Phone:(242)367-4822
If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677
Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worrhin 6:00 p.m.
For Transportation call Rev. j
or 367-4719 (church) or contact
ain, Love ]
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night
erry Cornish at 367-2457
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
9:30 & 11
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
I VEHILES FO SALE
April 1, 2009 The Abaconian
Section B Page 23
%oICIOO1lIlU *! UVLIZ IIIIIlLD
Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats
Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677
Dozer Operator for Abaco Plant
All applicants should possess the following:
* A minimum of 3 years experience
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Must be able to operate D3, D5, D7 and D8
Backhoe Operator for Abaco Plant
All applicants should possess the following:
* A minimum of 3 years experience
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Must be able to operate both tracked and
Please fax resumes to
Human Resources Manager: 242-377-2193
Specializing in Nurses Aid, caring for elders
as well as house maid. 18 years experience in
Florida and Nassau. Phone contact 367-2407
Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
Iridium 9505A Satellite phone in perfect con-
dition. Best offer. Frank Croft, Bahama Palm
Hurricane Roll-up Shutters, 3 Florida Build-
ing Code approved, crank operated aluminum
rolling shutters, new in box, will fit windows
up to 63"w x 61"h. Cost new $1100 ea. plus
freight & duty. Will take $500 ea OBO. Call
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)
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
50 HP Honda 4 stroke outboard, 1983, runs
good, has some corrosion on lower unit, SS
prop, shift cable, tach. DUTY PAID $1500
Located on Manjack Cay 458-4457 or 561-
15' Boston Whaler, just refitted and anti-
fouled, Bimini top & 60 HP Mercury with low
hours. $4500 Contact 367-0124 or 475-1279
BOT &Iy II MAINE ITEMS~
15' Fiberglass skiff, 25 HP Yamaha, trailer
included. Excellent condition. $3500 OBO
Contact 475-8455 or455-3391
17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat in Treasure Cav
17' Nautilus Power Cat, 2001, 50 HP John-
son with aluminum trailer. Excellent cond.
DUTY PAID, Abaco reg, fishing license
$6,500 ONO 375-8777 or 772-288-9941
IY DOSOII vvnalerl, Y0, 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
19' Dusky CC, 1985, 2000 Yamaha 100 HP,
four-stroke 390 hrs. Hull rebuilt 2006, VHF,
Bimini, new windshield, recent battery &
bilge pump, spare prop. DUTY PAID. Boat
in Hope Town $8500 email@example.com or call
19.5' 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
B SM NT
23' Mako, 150 HP Mercury Optimax, only 20
hrs, still has factory waranty for 30 months,
wash down pump, VHF, fish finder, dual gas
tanks and trailer. Call 475-1672 or 577-0313.
26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alumi-
num trailer. Asking 16,5000 Call 367-2700
26' Paramount Sports Fisherman 1998,
center console, will ride well with twin or
single engines. Hull only. Price $5000 ONO
Contact Rich's Boat Rentals Ph. 367-2742 or
27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $38,000 OBO
27' Hinterhoeller Sailboat, fully equipped,
solar panel, 26 HP Volvo, draft 4.5' Bimini,
full enclosure, autopilot, radar, Bahamian reg-
istry, located AYS Green Turtle. Price $17,000
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 dannnvr)mobvmarine.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
28' Precision 28 cruising sailboat, 2000,
berths for 6, private aft cabin, Yanmar diesel,
GPS, bimini, refrigeration, etc. Located in
Hope Town. See previous ad for more info.
Brand new mainsail, recent survey. Reduced
to $28,500 U.S. Don't let someone beat you to
a true bargain. (541) 535-1326
L BOTS MARINE ITEMS
29' Strike, 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
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
31' Sermon Downeast Style fishing boat ,
V-berth, head, 1Lft. beam. 3208 CAT. Great
opportunity! Call 366-3143
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
L ~ is~n _____ S~
34 PaceMaker w/ 2 350 HP Chevy engines.
runs great, VHF & radar. $11,000 Call 366
0430 for info.
44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $129,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $125,000. AS11061
ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. ft. lot ideal as a homesite or for commercial develop-
ment. $120,000. AS11109
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000, PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
REDUCED! WALKING STICK WAY: 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to lux-
ury amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half 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. fl. 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 starling at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
LUBBERS QUARTERS ELBOW CAY
Beachfront estate on 3.64 acres with Waterfront property with a 3 bed-
two-1 bedroom cottages and dock. room main house, cottage, shared
Lots of space to expand, boat dock, and a generator.
$875,000. Ref. AS10889 $2,490,000. Ref. AB114
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
$550,000. Ref. AS10808
MARSH HARBOUR HOPE TOWN
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Waterfront estate comprising a two
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
velopment with pool and beach, in 2 separate units.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890 $899,000. Ref. PS10645
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10G62
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Aunt Pat's Bay,
14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 ft. elevations and
amazing views. Commo-
IF "nity dockage. Nearby Tahiti
Beach and Hope Town.
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127
GREAT ABACO CLUB
Rare opportunity to own
this 7,630 sq. ft. canal-
front lot in this gated
amenities include pool,
tennis courts, and beach.
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THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701
GREAT GUANA CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
$150,850. Ref. AS11033
MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR
4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home 4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
with dock pier, brand new decor, and 10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
a spacious covered back porch, dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$810,000. Ref. AS10917 $850,000. Ref. AS11O06
Island Paradise Main
GREAT ABACO CLUB,
This luxurious waterfront
" vacation estate includes a
5 bedroom residence and
two-4 bedroom cottages,
boat dockage, and pool.
MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn- Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re- 2 acre commercial site with building, Rare opportunity to purchase this
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal key ocean view home with widow's treat with generator. tools, and utility in need of repair, ideal for office 6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips, vehicle. Near the beach, spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza. 1.5 acres. Great investment.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,295,00. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648 $850,000. Ref. AS11108 $795,000. Ref. AS11118