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Abaconian




VOLUME 17, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2009


MOW's Sojer Day was a pilgrimage into the past

Man-O-War's first heritage day showcased that town's history
By Mirella Santillo
_----__ Man-O-War Cay's first heritage day,
..' Sojer Day, was celebrated on April 4th and
was a trip down Memory Lane for the cay's
S2 residents and a lesson in the history of the
SA a r cay for the visitors. Some visitors were de-
scendants of Sojers, some native and for-
mer residents of the small island, or just
well wishers, who had come by ferry from
all over Abaco to witness the festivities.
That first heritage day was indeed meant
as a ceremonial tribute to the ancestors
and founding fathers, a recognition of the
achievements of previous generations, a
celebration of the past as a link to the pres-
ent. The program booklet itself was a histo-
ry memorandum, a collection of important
dates and old photographs that will no doubt
become part of the island memorabilia.
Many dignitaries were among the guests
invited to take part in the opening ceremo-
ny. The Hon. Byran S. Woodside, MP,
Minister of State for Lands and Local Gov-
ernment, traveled from Nassau for the oc-
casion. Mrs. Kathy Key, wife of MP Edi-
son Key, who was unable to attend, offered
congratulations to the organizers on behalf
The Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister of State for Lands and Local Government, officially opened the day-long celebration of Man- of her husband, himself a descendant of
of her husband, himself a descendant of
O-War's Sojer Day. He is showing off the model sail boat presented to him by Sojer Day Committee member Ann Pleydell Bouverie. Man-O-War through his grandmother.
The Man-O-War residents have long been nicknamed Sojers which was a natural name for the heritage celebration. Shown here are As visitors stepped off the dock on their
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Sojer Day Committee; and Scott Weatherford, master of ceremonies.


Please see Sojer Day Page 2


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Show featured Abaco artists


Abaco Beach Resort held its annual Art Show on March 28 29 with a preview on
March 27. A variety of art work was once again displayed, oils, acrylics, watercolours,
sculptures, fabric art and more. One booth displayed the art work of students of Abaco
Central High School who showed talent in several areas of art. The two wearing tie
dyed tops are wearing their own art work. Shown are Brittany Murray, Kadesha Scott,
Shakeria Blanc, Cleopatra Johnson and Migulancy Maxime. See story on page 6.


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His Excellency Hu Dingxian, the Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, toured several
farms during his day on Abaco on March 24. He is examining the onion crop ofLennie
Etienne. Shown are Ejnar Cornish, manager of the BAIC office on Abaco; Edison Key,
MP for South Abaco and Chairman of BAIC; Arnold Dorsett with BAIC; Administra-
tor Benjamin Pinder; Mr. Hu Dingxian; Preston Roberts, Chief Councillor for South
Abaco; First Secretary Tan Jian; and Mr. Etienne. See story on page 12.


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Sojer Day drew large crowds to celebrate


Sojer Day From Page 7
way to the volleyball court where the open-
ing ceremony took place, they were met
by a group of school children dressed like
fairy tales heroes or characters from fa-
mous books. King Arthur waived his sword
in welcome, a pretty Rapunsel smiled,
Nancy Drew looked like she had solved the
mystery, Harry Potter must have been hot
in his long black cape, Long John Silver
walked on one leg while Huckleberry Finn
and Tom Sawyer were ready to go fishing,
not to forget Maid Mariam and the Indian
Chief. They all took the lead as the offi-
cials were escorted to the volleyball court.
Min. Woodside was the keynote speak-
er. After receiving the gift of a boat model
presented by one of the Sojer Day Commit-
tee members, he began his address stating
that when you look at The Bahamas from


space, you see an emerald amidst a sea of
turquoise. They must have been looking at
Man-O-War, he said, praising the beauty
of the cay. He commended the residents
on the cleanliness of their island. "I toured
the island," he informed the audience, "the
ball field, the cemetery and the dump site
- it must be the cleanest dump site in the
world," he declared. He praised the island
for its craftsmanship, especially recogniz-
ing Joe Albury for continuing the tradition
of boat and dinghy building. Mr. Woodside
announced the official opening by stating,
"I am honored to declare this event, the
first Sojer Day, officially open."
The function was hosted by Master of
Ceremony Scott Weatherford, a son of
Man-O-War. The program included little
preschool children from the Small World
Learning Center who captured the audience
with their recitals of a hymn, an old British


song and a Loyalist oldie. The Mary E.
Albury High School students had everyone
laughing at their skits. They included a dra-
matization of crawfishing marching, Uncle
Norman looking for his meat grinder and
Captain Sherwin Archer distributing the
goods he brought back from Nassau on his
mailboat. Jeremy Sweeting reminded the
audience that Albury's Ferry, founded by
the late Marcell Albury, celebrated its 50th
anniversary this year. He also mentioned
that a museum would be forthcoming.
The crowd that filled the tent was in-
vited to tour the settlement and visit houses
that owners had opened to show visitors
the remnants of an earlier life verifying the
rich history of the island.


Mr. Weatherford greeted guest at Koi-
nonia Kottage, his birth place, a clapboard
house painted blue that had been brought
over from Hope Town some 70 years
ago. The age of the house is not exactly
known but it is extremely well maintained
and decorated with original furniture and
paraphernalia. It is now used as a Mission
House for the New Life Bible Church.
Farther along was the house that Per-
cival and Elizabeth Sweeting purchased
in1946. On one of the walls was a paint-
ing of the sloop Rough Waters that won
the Georgetown Regatta in 1977. At Elsie
and Edwin Albury's house, the site of the


Please see Sojers Day


Page 5


school children aressea in costumes of their favorite story book characters. iney lea the
official party to the volleyball court where the opening ceremony took place. They also
took part in the ceremony.


The old Methodist Church was built on the site of the first church on Man-O-War, an
Anglican Church. This present building was constructed in 1912 and was in use until the
1950s. Photo albums were on display for visitors to browse and hopefully identify some
of the old timers. Also a video played showing the boat building and sailing aspects of
life on the cay.


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The Abaconian April 15 2009







April 15, 2009 The Abaconian


STown Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties


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


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3967 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bach, SHEREE'SWAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, powdersand,4bedrooms.6bathsfantastic location,
near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. inground pool,fully furnished. $2,300,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674 I-OPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #2911
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2 SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock on the harbourfront home with private dock.
South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000. 3bed/2bath. bonus room, extra lot.$ 1,300,000.
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NEW PRICE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIRoCCO HOUSE OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom, 3 bath,
central A/C. tile throughout and cypress tongue
and groove. Was $1,500,000. Now $1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4824
BAYSIDE SEA TO SEA Opportunity to own an
outstanding 1.3 acres, home + I bed cottage, beach
dock, also spectacularAtlantic Beach $1,750,000.
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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.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4449
OCEAN VIEWS UPPER DECK ON BIG POINT
New 3 bed 2 bath with brand new pool, Multi-
decls,fantastic views. New Price. $795,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4673
OCEANVIEWS -AERIE Why wait? Buy your island
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access, dock slip, great rental history. $775,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3928 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4390
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath cottage MARNIE'S LANDING LOT I IB 1/2 acre
on large lot, peaceful neighbourhood of North End, marina front property, graduating
Fantastic views. Was $1,175,000 Now $750,000. elevation and private boat slip. $750,000.
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SUNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3114
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY,
2 bedroom 2.5 bath. Large lot with great views
from second floor. Excellent Price. $495,000.
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i-LVIrE IVVIvN I eL)W\n m 2#3 3ssu
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.
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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.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


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.
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TILLOO CAY #3657
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.
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TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE Enjoy
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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 II 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
#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 UNDER CONTRACT 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 nearWhite Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500 Jane Patterson

T1LLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000. Stn Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 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 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner


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Many Sojers returned home to celebrate their heritage


Sojer Day From Page 2
Museum and Heritage Center, an array of
old tools could be seen as well as a col-
lection of old photographs, furniture and
memorabilia.
On the main street, several food tents
offered chicken and mutton souse, johnny
cake, fish cakes and freshly made conch
salad, besides other traditional Bahamian
dishes and desserts such as guava duff. Art-
ists and craftsmen displayed their creations,
paintings by Ms Sonya Albury, the famous
boat models of Mr Andy Albury, the An-
drosia canvass tot-bags and place mats of
Mrs Mandy Sands, jewelry and more.
Other events were held during the day


including the unveiling of three more
names etched on brass plaques on the Wall
of Heroes. John Emerson Albury, builder
of the William H Albury tall ship, Marcell
Albury, founder of Albury's Ferry, and
Edwin Stanley Albury, a boat builder who
began Edwin's Boat Yard.
Sisal rope making and "ole" ways of
sharpening tools were demonstrated by Joe
Albury and Roland Albury as well as the
old time way of sculling a boat.
Other activities in the day-long event in-
cluded a performance by the junior sailors
of the cay, an exhibit of the Man-O-War
Fire and Rescue and the William H sailboat
on display.
The evening was dedicated to the Lifetime


Achievement Award
Ceremony to honor the
work and dedication of
two female residents,
Ms. Edith Weatherford
and Mrs. Mary Albury.
Mrs. Albury allocated
one of her properties
to the community to be
used for education. It is
the location of the high
school named after her.
The success of the
day's events can be at-
tributed to the efforts
and hard work of the
Sojer Day Committee
and to the special con-
tribution of the whole
community. It was
definitely a historical
moment for Man-O-
War Cay.


This is a scene from one of the skits put on school children.
It represents Capt. Sherwin Archer, captain of the mailboat,
who brought food, building supplies, housewares, clothes and
shoes from Nassau for the residents of Abaco.


This is the house of William H. Albury and his wife Madeline known as Uncle Will and
Aunt Mady. He was a town leader for many years. The old homes in all the communities
ofAbaco were very small by today's standards. It was in this home that Uncle Will opened
the first grocery store on Man-O-War. It is now a mission house for visiting ministers and
is meticulously maintained. New Life Pastor Randy Crow, right, is conversing with Robert
Sweeting, a Man-O-War native who has lived in Marsh Harbour for many years.


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Originals by
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Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
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Abaco Beach Resort held 12th Annual Art Festival


By Jennifer Hudson
The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Har-
bour hosted the 12th Annual Art Festival
from March 27-29. The first night was
an invitation-only event at which guests
were able to enjoy a preview of the art-
ists and their work and sample a variety of
wines sponsored by Burns House. For the
remainder of the weekend the show was
open to the public. This year's festival was
presented in memory of the famed Baha-
mian photographer, Colyn Rees. Mr. Rees
was a regular exhibitor at the at show and
was very much missed this year. Admir-
ers always spent a lot of time poring over
his amazing photographs of Abaco and the
entire Bahamas. The Abaco Beach Resort
displayed a few of his photographs in their
booth in his honour.
Students of Abaco Central High School,
along with their art teacher, Ms. Stacia Pitt,
were very excited to be a part of the show.
This is Ms. Pitt's first year as an art teach-
er at the school, and she was pleased for
them to be able to be amongst such talent.


Kim Rody regularly shows her spectacular art work
at the Abaco Beach Resort Art Show. She specializes
in large paintings offish. Shown here is a detailed
painting of Hope Town harbour. Unfortunately,
many of the artists did not sell much work. Ms. Rody
spends half the year aboard her boat in Hope Town.


"It is good for the students to be exposed
to different types of art and to get a feel
for what it is like to be a part of something
like this. It will stimulate their ideas," she
stated. Most of the work displayed by these
Grade 11 and 12 students was part of their
BGCSE course work and so was not for
sale. But they did have some very nice
lengths of tie-dyed cloth for sale.
Mr. Perry Petry, sculptor, was a first
time exhibitor at the Abaco Beach Show.
Although Mr. Petry has been on Abaco for
11 years, he normally sells his work in gal-
leries. People at the show were very im-
pressed with his beautiful wood sculptures.
He captures marine and bird life in The
Bahamas in his sculptures using Bahamian
hardwoods which will endure for hundreds
of years. "I give recycled wood new life in
art," he says. One of his dolphin sculptures
on display, Wave Form VI, he described
as a piece of Hope Town history as it was
made from a foundation post or ground pin
which had supported the Commissioner's
residence for well over 100 years.


Atilla Feszt, whom we have
recognized previously for his
pen and ink drawings of Hope
Town, branched out into some-
thing new for this year's show.
He has now become interested
in textile design and had a num-
ber of varied and attractive orig-
inal hand screened designs on
display. These were on sale as
wall hangings but Atilla hopes
to eventually expand this into
a textile business. "I derive the
inspiration for my designs from
Abaco. I am receiving a lot of
encouragement and feel that I am
on the edge of huge potential,"


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Kim Roberts, another regular at the Art
Show, displayed her quilted fabric art work
as well as bright paintings. Mrs. Roberts is
a resident of Marsh Harbour.
he stated.
Collette Bootle once again displayed her
many talents as an artist, jewelry designer
and basketry worker. She had many inno-
vative pieces on display, one of which was
an unusual cushion incorporating straw
work and cloth. Lillian Cash had incor-
porated many innovative designs into this
year's collection of straw baskets which in-
cluded some unusual shapes and colours.
It was good to see Beth Sweeting back
again this year. She had taken a sabbatical
for a while but was back with a variety of
seascapes, landscapes and beach scenes in
watercolours and acrylic. One of her eye-
catching paintings was reminiscent of the
style of Van Gogh whom Beth described
as her favourite artist. The very versatile
Jeep Byers who is both artist and author,


once again surprised potential customers
with yet another "string to his bow" in the
form of his Dreamscape Collection of col-
orful contemporary art which is his latest
endeavour. His new contemporary paint-
ings are very complex in the symbols and
subtle elements incorporated and are very
popular with buyers.
Sonia Weatherford has also added a new
dimension to her work this year in the form
of framed collages each incorporating an
inspirational verse. Clark Constant's booth
was alive with colour. He hails from Haiti
and paints in the vibrant art form of that
country using acrylics on canvas. Kimber-
ley Roberts' booth was also full of energy
and colour in her Fabric Fritters and mixed
media framed collages to which she has
added a new series of houses. Her latest

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designs are fun "Junkanoo collages" utiliz-
ing fabric and sequins.
Master woodcarver, Andy Albury, had
his half boat models and rib models on
display; Bridgette Bowyer-Carey, her col-
orful water colours and acrylics; Jo-Ann
Bradley, her oil paintings and painted shell
pieces mounted on driftwood; Kim Rody,
her large fish art acrylic on canvas wall
paintings; Linda Schleif, custom jewelry;
Marcella Dean, semi precious stones jew-
elry; and Amanda Darville, fashion jewel-
ry. Troy Albury from the Snap Shop had a
large selection of custom framing samples
on display for anyone wishing to have art
purchases framed.
There was a notable difference this year
in that both the number of exhibitors was
smaller as well as the number of attend-
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lot of people did not know about the show
while others stated that they were angry
that people without tickets were turned
away at the door. Some exhibitors, how-
ever, expressed how pleased they were at
the number of sales they made. The artists
selling the lower ticket priced items such
as jewelry and straw work were pleased
with their sales while most of those selling
the higher priced art work expressed great
disappointment although one artist did sell
several originals. One exhibitor this year
decided to display smaller items and prints
rather than more pricey originals stating,
"One has to know the economy, people
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By Jennifer Hudson
The island of Abaco was privileged to
host the Judicial Committee of Her Maj-
esty's Council for a brief respite before a
week of duties in Nassau. The five Lords
of Appeal, along with the Registrar and
Office Manager of the House of Lords, ar-
rived from London on March 27 to spend
two days at the Bahama Beach Club in
Treasure Cay. They were hosted by the
Administrator for North Abaco, Theophi-
lus Cox, and other members of Local Gov-
ernment to a private reception at the Club
on March 28.
The British Privy Council is an ancient
institution dating back to the earliest days
of the Monarchy and the Judicial Com-
mittee of the Privy Council is the court of
final appeal. In his words of introduction
Mr. Cox explained the necessity for the as-
sistance of the Privy Council when certain
cases have passed through local courts, the
Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and
still not been settled. Justice is sought from
the members of the Privy Council who
have the final say and their decisions stand,
whatever those may be.
Mr. Cox expressed how proud Abaco
is to be one of only three of the Family Is-
lands to have ever hosted the Privy Coun-
cil. He closed by saying that since they
have the final say, they must promise to
bring their wives with them next time they
come to Abaco. This comment was met
with mutual agreement.
Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor
for the North Abaco District Countil, af-
ter welcoming the visitors to this beautiful
island, gave them a little insight into the


makeup of local government. He said how
pleased he was to present them all with a
copy of A Cruiser's Guide to The Baha-
mas on behalf of the Local Government
Council of North Abaco.
The Rt. Hon., the Lord Phillips of
Worth Matravers, who is the senior law
lord, expressed thanks on behalf of all the
Privy Council members for the wonderful
accommodations, reception and hospitality
afforded them. "We knew we were com-
ing to paradise but had no idea just how
wonderful that paradise would turn out to
be," he stated. All of the visitors had the
highest praise for their entire experience
during their short stay and were especially
enjoying the warm weather, having left
very cold temperatures in London.
They were stunned by the beauty of the
Treasure Cay beach and enjoyed as much
swimming as they could possibly fit in be-
tween a visit to Green Turtle Cay and a
trip to Marsh Harbour. Each member was
very pleased to receive a People to People
bag containing information and souvenirs
presented by Ms. Kendi Anderson of the
Ministry of Tourism Office.
It was interesting to learn that although
the Privy Council is such an ancient insti-
tution, the idea of traveling to other coun-
tries to hear cases is quite new. Members
of the Privy Council had never left Lon-
don to hear cases until they first came
to Nassau in 2006. Since then one other
country has followed suit in seeking their
assistance in settling appeals cases. This is
the third sitting of the Judicial committee
in Nassau.


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The Abaconian April 15 2009


The Editor Say ...

with loving care as witne
Sound.
Local government in S
ognizing the value of the
lighthouse and is working
pealing South Abaco attr;
Abaco District Council i
organizations and indivic
the lighthouse groundsan,
make the access road mc
S"sites like this that appeal
Sure lovers and explorers
for something extra to ac
experience.
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,i^,.' ris presently oblivious to
However, one of Abac
Man-O-War Cay has now joined Green ments was Maxwell on
Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Cherokee east side. There are still r
Sound in producing a community heritage nant of the public dock t
day. The town's residents assembled a bour has the potential te
wonderful montage celebrating the found- tribute to its past.
ers and events that brought its settlement to The Wilson City lum
its present state. the early 1900s have the
Without the benefit of a large park area historical buffs. The seve
as seen in Green Turtle Cay or an active into this area has been ii
museum as found in Hope Town, they
staged an equally impressive event. It began
on the school volleyball court, moved to
the waterfront for lunch and vendor stalls,
then back to the school for more ceremo-
nies and continuing through the day with
historic houses opened for public view. By Crime will (
any measure, it was a great success. our comrr
Heritage events have a rich tradition on Dear Editor:
Abaco with Hope Town and Green Turtle I was shocked to see
Cay's annual pageantry. Man-O-War's re- M
cent entry has the advantage of drawing from a
woman who was held up
these two diverse events while tailoring its home in Marsh Harbour
own unique history into a day-long event. sad to discover that I kne
sad to discover that I kne,
The Green Turtle Cay Island Root's Sands. She is a wonderful
Sands. She is a wonderful
Festival is the only heritage event that who has been know to
makes an effort to market itself interna-
tionally with its focus on Key West which ily for deades. I was e
to read that her car had
has Green Turtle Cay connections. All of home broken into three
these events have a homecoming appeal to
and that her little shop h
previous residents and distant relatives, but sized six times.
they are not generally marketed to bring It appears that for so
visitors from abroad.
lice force does not have
Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay each rce
sources to protect its citi
have supporting civic organizations to re- such as this. The rise in
cord, display and feature their heritage and is a verimortant indic
history. Man-O-War residents had to or- unity's
unity's general health. Prc
ganize a working committee and assemble quickly turn a good nei
quickly turn a good neil
the event from scratch. During the Man- bad neighborhood. Pro
O-War presentation a museum was alluded into homicides when
to as a town goal. The settlement's strong confront desperate crimi
boat building tradition would lend itself nearly found out.
nicely as a museum theme. I do not wonder that th
Cherokee Sound resurrected its derelict
police would prefer not to
school building with volunteer labour and reported because it reflect
fund raisings. It is now a functional com- efforts. Indeed, it is shai
munity center with photos displayed of the that we are not able to
town's history. The residents have staged and the other most vuln
annual homecomings with themes which in our community. She
have included dolls, shells and antiques. victim nine or 10 times!
Many of our settlements have histor- neighborhoods of New Y
ic buildings that are falling into ruin but expect to fare better than
which might be restored into functional use Nearly every resident o


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ssed by Cherokee and provides easy access. It
seen how these foundations
andy Point is rec- ments from 100 years ago w
Hole-in-the-Wall the BEC bulldozer begins i
Sto make it an ap- government corporations are
action. The South their sensitivity to history. Nt
s partnering with particular adroit at seeking o
duals to renovate with public opinion.
d buildings and to Abaco is littered with th
ore friendly. It is sisal plantations, sawmills, e
to our hardy na- early settlements which have
s who are looking peared with time but which
dd to their Abaco cinating stories to tell when t
erly uncovered.
d Marsh Harbour Many historical sites are c
its historical past. and it is probably just as wel
o's oldest settle- main inconveniently out of b
Marsh Harbour's Sunday afternoon archaeolog
uins and the rem- Beyond our human histo
here. Marsh Har- Nature's fascinating story of
Create a visible unknown Abaco. For years t
that were easily accessible ha
ber mill ruins of ed as convenient trash dispos
potential to draw appeared to remain pristine
en-mile side road as the trash sank and the ripp
mproved by BEC Recent discoveries have c


our

remains to be
and other ele-
Jill fare when
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not noted for
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an earlier and
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;al sites. They
clean as soon
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heritage

in an entirely new light with the recovery
of skeletons of extinct crocodiles, tortoises
and birds in just one remote blue hole in
the pine forest. It makes one wonder what
else remains to be discovered. The scien-
tific exploration of these natural wonders
is a slow and tedious process but is quietly
placing Abaco among impressive scientific
circles.
These skeletal remains have caught the
attention of university researchers and the
National Geographic Society that is fund-
ing additional exploratory research.
Abaco's settlements and back coun-
try have a wealth of interesting history to
promote and expand on. It is all of these
historical sites, old houses, museums and
discoveries of our past natural environment
that collectively add to our appeal.
We are beginning to recognize the value
of these historical and natural sites and use
them to our advantage. Those persons pro-
moting Abaco now have a larger portfolio
which includes history, heritage and natu-
ral wonders along with our better known
attractions.


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second homeowner, will tell you that they
live on Abaco because they could not toler-
ate the crime in Nassau or Florida. There
is little point in worrying about the power
plant, the dump or the airport as long as
the crime problem isn't being properly ad-
dressed. If we don't do something to stem
the rapid rise of crime in Abaco, our law-
abiding residents will eventually vote with
their feet. They will chose to live and vaca-
tion somewhere else. Our stores will close
and the vitality of our community will be
lost. Let's not let a few bad individuals kill
the goose that laid the golden egg.
Chris Dowd
Rats are major problem
Dear Editor,
I write to you in concern for the health
of the residents of Sweeting's Village. The
government sees fit to place three very
large dumpsters to the entrance of the
community across from New Vision Min-
istries. These dumpsters have large holes
near the bottom that I suspect are to al-
low water to drain from them. However, a
huge colony of rats has taken residence in
this area using those holes to gain access to
the garbage.
Furthermore, since the number of resi-
dents has increased in the community,
the dumpsters are often overflowing with
trash spilling out onto the ground. When
the trash collection agency comes to empty
the bins, of course, they must feel it isn't
their job to clean up the grounds around the
bins. Whose job would it really be?
As residents of the community we need
to not allow the garbage to overflow the
bins in the first place. In daylight hours it is
relatively safe to dispose of one's garbage;
but from dusk until dawn, be prepared to
defend yourself against literally more rats
then you can count. In a span of about one
minute I was able to count more then 50
rats. The problem is getting so bad that the
sighting of rats throughout the neighbor-
hood is on the rise.
I beg for the powers that be to please
address this situation as rat infestations can
cause many human diseases. Perhaps a
differently designed garbage bin or more
frequent collections would help to alleviate
the problem with a more drastic measure
of trapping or poisoning. If we can collec-
tively try to eliminate the food supply, they
will go somewhere else.
Looking forward to a solution.
A concerned resident


Electric cable is hazard
Dear Editor,
I have attached two photographs taken
at Tilloo Beach on March 22, 2009. These
photographs show a "hot" power line that
runs the length of the beach at least a half
mile from one end to Mr. Ray Dillman's
property at the southern tip of Tilloo Cay.
This is a beach that tourists come to on a
daily basis as well as locals a group of
families from Hope Town have gone every
Sunday (weather permitting) for the past
25 years.
BEC originally laid the power line in the
grass near the white bank about 20 feet off
the beach approximately 18 months ago -
right where the heaviest boat traffic runs.
A few months later, we showed up for the
weekly Sunday picnic and there was a BEC
crew digging a trench on the beach to in-
stall a hot line for Mr. Dillman's power
- this is a beach our children and grand-
children play on! We did speak to the man
who seemed to be in charge that day, but it
didn't stop them.
This is probably the most irresponsible
act ever! If it's not illegal, it should be!
What happens if the line accidently gets
cut? Who do we hold liable for this? Per-

Please see Letters Page 9


This conduit on Tilloo carries a live elec-
trict wire about a half mile on Tilloo Beach,
a very popular beach on the south end of
Tilloo. This is a very dangerous situation
if the conduit were cut. The families who
frequent the beach ask that the situation be
remedied.







April 15, 2009 The Abaconian


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Letters From Page 8
haps you could help us out on this. Any-
thing you can do would be appreciated.
Sincerely,
Don and Carrie Cash

Appeal to protect
our turtles
Dear Editor:
Many people, both Bahamian and for-
eign, rejoiced a few months ago when Ag-
riculture and Marine Resources Minister
Larry Cartwright announced the Ministry's
intent to enact a complete ban on marine
turtle fishing in The Bahamas. It was the
culmination of many years' effort by vari-
ous groups concerned about our marine
environment and particularly these majes-
tic, gentle sea creatures who are afforded
complete protection in most developed and
undeveloped countries of the world. Cuba,
Mexico and most of our Caribbean neigh-
bors long ago enacted strict bans on the
capture, killing and consumption of marine
turtles.
The complete ban that was promised may
be in jeopardy. The amendment has not yet
been passed by Parliament. A few weeks
ago the Ministry of Agriculture wanted
to hear from more Bahamians on this is-
sue. After hearing from at least several
thousand since then in favour of the ban,
the amendment has still not been passed.
The talk from months ago that it might pass
but with an exception to continue to allow
the "personal consumption" of turtle meat
may still happen.
There are very few fishermen who
catch turtles to feed their families. They
catch turtles opportunistically, especially if
they've had a bad day conching or craw
fishing. They catch them to sell. The gas
it would cost a fisherman to go out specifi-
cally to catch a turtle for his dinner table
would cost far more than a chicken from
the food store.
This is a ludicrous proposition for many
reasons, the most obvious being the issue
of enforcement. Will the Ministry position
a Fisheries officer at every dock and every
boat landing on every island? Will they
follow the fisherman home, watch him kill,
clean and eat the turtle he has caught? How
else to enforce this?
What will be done about the extreme
cruelty and torture inflicted on these de-
fenseless animals while they are awaiting
slaughter? Ranging from being left on their
backs for hours or days in the broiling sun
to having their flippers crudely pierced
with whatever sharp object is at hand and
having rope threaded through them, then
hogtied to prevent them from thrashing.
Not to mention kids and even grown men
cruelly tormenting and abusing them, often
in public view and nothing is done about
it despite calls to both Police and Fisher-
ies. Have we become so cold and unfeeling
that we think it is normal or even sporting
to torture an innocent animal? Because it
is to be eaten, its pain and suffering is ir-
relevant?
Our young people see their elders per-
petrating abuses and cruelty on innocent
helpless creatures, and they learn from
this. What do they learn? Think about it.
No wonder our crime rate is escalating.
The abuse of animals has proven links as a
stepping stone to the abuse of people and
violent crime.
In these times of extreme economic in-
stability and hardship, one would think the
concept of enticing tourists to visit us in-
stead of repelling them might have some
attraction. A live turtle viewed in the wild
is worth far more in tourism dollars than a
suffering, tormented turtle on a dock which
is guaranteed to disgust most people who


see it. Tourists who witness this leave here
vowing never to come back, and discour-
age their friends and family from visiting.
The Miss Universe pageant is to be held
on Paradise Island in August; what a black
eye The Bahamas would receive if the at-
tendant international press happen upon a
poor hapless turtle being tortured on the
Potter's Cay docks.
The irony is that these are not "Baha-
mian" turtles. These turtles do not belong
to any one nation; they are migratory ani-
mals. It is extremely disheartening and
frustrating to those other countries trying
to protect and save them that simply be-
cause their migratory patterns bring them
to Bahamian waters, they are subject to be-
ing not only killed but tortured and abused
in the process. This is one issue where
"foreign" opinions should be weighed and
considered as these turtles do not "belong"
to the Bahamas. Most of them are not born
here; and those that are, do not remain
here their entire lives.
We participate in the international pro-
tection of the many migratory bird species
that pass through The Bahamas every year.
Why are turtles different? Because they
swim rather than fly? Because we have
more fishermen than bird hunters?
We urge the public to voice their opin-
ions to Minister Cartwright and also to
your local Members of Parliament. Marine
turtles are evidently still in extreme jeop-
ardy in The Bahamas; they need your help
more than ever and time is of the essence.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth Burrows
Executive Director, Humane Society
of Grand Bahama, Member, Bahamas
Sea Turtle Conservation Group
Chris Johnston
President, Humane Society of Grand
Bahama

Message from the
Bahamian Association
of Fishermen
Dear Mr.Edison Key, MP South Abaco
This letter is to inform you and our fel-
low Bahamians of the outrageous and moral
wrongdoings that are taking place here in
our islands. The problem we are referring
to is foreign fishing vessels running char-
ter fishing operations locally and offering
other services as well. Therefore, they are
forcing unemployment for Bahamian fish-
ermen and loss of revenue for other local
businesses. Over the past year members
from our organization have approached the
Ministry of Tourism, the Port Department,
the Ministry of Immigration and our Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham,
with complaints of these operations and
haven't received any assistance. Please see
attached one member's letter to the Prime
Minister dated 19 February 2008.
It was especially disturbing to see pho-
tos and read in the local paper that our
country's leader had actually gone fish-
ing with one of these foreign owned and
operated vessels last spring 2008 after he
had received our member's letter as well
as a personal phone call from our member
pleading for help. It is sad to see this in-
dustry being destroyed, but sadder still to
know that the people we elected into office
supporting activities that put Bahamians
out of work and simply don't care about
their own people.
Our understanding of the law states that
foreign owned and operated charter boats
are not allowed to solicit business locally.
However, the present laws are outdated
and need to be eliminated because today's
advanced technology allows them to do so.
These foreign charter boat operations use
tools like the internet and long distance
phone services such as Vonage which al-


To Our Valued Visitors
I hope not too many of our visitors who
live on boats have left our shores already
to return to their homes before the on-
slaught of the summer heat. Those who
have, I hope you will read this letter on-
line.
I would like to apologise to anyone who
was offended by a statement written by
me in an article in the February 15 edition
of this newspaper. I understand from the
letters written by Robert Wilson and John
Jensen that many people were angry. It
was not my intention to upset anyone, and
I would like to give an explanation for the
offending statement.
My mistake was in not putting that
statement in quotation marks. I was asked
by the editor to do some research into the
state of the economy here on Abaco at
Christmas because, as everyone knows,
the economy is taking a hit worldwide.
In order to ascertain the information, I
was required to speak to a cross-section
of hotel and shop owners and manag-
ers. All of the information contained in
that article was directly quoted from the
sources I questioned; none of it was my
own opinion. I now realise my big error
in not making this obvious.
Some of my dearest friends live on a
boat, and I am fully aware of the major
contribution they make to the community
of Abaco in many ways both financially
and in community service. I would never


lows foreign vessels to station themselves
in The Bahamas and receive phone calls
here with the cover of U.S. area codes.
They also drum up business at local bars
and marinas and use Bahamian cell phones
as well to skirt the regulations.
It is most unfortunate that some marinas
are not only harbouring but also encour-
aging these operations at their facilities.
Some of these charter boats are so bold and
brazen that they even advertise locally in
print. What the people of this country need
to be aware of is the presence and busi-
ness operations these foreign charter boats
are not only negatively affecting the Baha-
mian fisherman, but other professions as
well. One particular foreign charter com-
pany offers many services on its website
including deep sea fishing, bone fishing,


put them down. I do not think of these
persons as boaters. I think of them as sec-
ond homeowners. Their second home just
happens to be a boat. All of these second
homeowners who live on their boats are
here for a long time each year and, of
course, make a valuable contribution to
our economy.
When the person contacted made the
statement which has caused so much
concern, it did not occur to me that they
were referring to those I consider sec-
ond homeowners who live on boats. The
persons I thought were being referred to
were the transient boaters who come for a
very short stay of a few days or maybe a
couple of weeks.
I hope you will understand and forgive
my honest and misleading mistake.
By the way, Mr. Jensen, I do not know
to which article you are referring in which
you state that I called for more entertain-
ment to attract more tourism on the cays.
I do not know of writing such an article.
If you knew how much I loathe and detest
loud music and love peace and quiet, you
would know that I would never want to
see our peaceful cays, which are such a
treasure, spoiled in any way. If you can
find the article you are referring to, I
would appreciate if you would inform the
editors who can then inform me as I must
really be losing my mind.
Yours truly,
Jennifer Hudson


island hopping, snorkeling and scuba div-
ing, ferry service to neighboring islands
and discounted hotel accommodations or
any of these activities for an "all inclusive
package." Now anyone with any common
sense knows that whatever "so called" li-
censes they have or shortcuts they have
found around the law doesn't allow for all
of these services to be offered by a foreign
owner/operator in one lump sum. This
particular operation has a fleet of boats
to meet all of the services they advertise.
They have the financial means to out-equip
and out-advertise the local Bahamian, thus
the Bahamian fisherman's boat sits at the
dock as he struggles to pay the bills while
the foreign charter business is operating

Please see Letters Page 22


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Section A Page 9


A letter to our valued boaters






Page 10 Section A The Abaconian


News of the Cays 1


Concerned Citizens
Watch of Elbow Cay
By Wanda Sweeting
The Concerned Citizens Watch for El-
bow Cay was formed in November 2007
after a town meeting with the Superinten-
dent of Police for Abaco, Mr. Miller, who
suggested that we help ourselves by polic-
ing our community. Supt. Miller suggested
we offer positive activities for the youth
and the entire community. We all are the
EYES AND EARS for the police. We all
have a role to play, and we all need to work
together to better our community.
In November of 2008 we were blessed
with Mr. Bruce Arnett, a new ASP. We
would like at this time to say a big thank
you to Supt. Noville-Smith for allowing
Mr. Arnett to spend time with the Hope
Town community.
ASP Arnet and Sgt. Ferguson have met
with the committee on a monthly basis, and
the members are grateful for their guidance
and aid in forming the Concerned Citizens
Watch Committee. The purpose of the
committee is to make Elbow Cay a safe
and enjoyable place to live for residents
and visitors.
Not only have ASP Arnett and Sgt. Fer-
guson given us guidance, but other repre-
sentatives have given their time in meeting
with us. They have answered our questions
and instructed our membership on proce-
dures for observing and reporting unusual
activity in our area.
Ms. Gibson, representing the Ministry
of Immigration, and Ms. Sally Chisholm
and Ms. Neilly, representing the Ministry
of Environmental Health, have all attended


our meetings. Our Hope Town District
Council members, representing Elbow Cay
and Man-O-War, have attended and given
us useful suggestions. They have been very
helpful in describing to us how we might
aid them.
Our duty is to report any activity ob-
served to the appropriate ministries and de-
partments. It is neither the purpose nor the
power of the Concerned Citizens Watch to
apprehend or arrest anyone unless they are
committing a felony.
CCW has carried out clean-ups of the
island and the beach. They have organized
and sponsored family cookouts and old-
fashioned game nights at Quackenbush
Park. Just recently a pig roast fund raiser
was held at the Hope Town library. Over
120 people were served and fellowship
was enjoyed by all of the citizens and boat
owners. The proceeds from this fund raiser
will initially be used to provide lighting on
our public docks and improvements to our
playgrounds. We have just finished provid-
ing a new sand base to Taylor Park.
Our thanks go to all ministries who have
helped us organize and especially to ASP
Arnett and Sgt. Ferguson who supported
us from the very beginning.
CCW is compiling a manual for citizens
who would like to organize a watch group
on their island or in their community.
Anyone who has information they would
like to pass to various departments, please
call 366-0574, 366-2560, or 919.
The CCW committee of Elbow Cay sub-
mits this report. Please watch The Abaco-
nian for future reports of our progress and
projects. You may contact us by going to
ccwhopetown@gmail.com.


Lionfish Derby
and Tasting
By Bobbie Lindsay
The first annual Lionfish Derby and
Tasting will be held on Green Turtle Cay on
June 5th and 6th. The invasive Indo Pacific
Lionfish is proliferating explosively in the
Atlantic and Caribbean waters. These daz-
zling beauties are actually voracious preda-
tors, consuming juvenile fish on our reefs
at an alarming rate. Scientists dissecting the
stomach of small lionfish in The Bahamas
have regularly found multiple different spe-
cies of juvenile fish in their bellies includ-
ing baby grouper, grunt and snapper!
There is no known predator of lionfish
in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and the eco-
logical disaster that is currently unfolding in


Bermuda and the Caribbean is headed our
way. On Abaco and Nassau the problem
is already very serious. To make matters
worse, the lionfish protects itself by venom-
ous spines that can inflict a serious and pain-
ful sting. However, the lionfish is excellent
and safe to eat, tasting a lot like hogfish.
Help reduce the numbers, raise aware-
ness and get this fish on our menus by
participating in the upcoming event head-
quartered on Green Turtle on June 5th and
6th. A presentation by a scientist and kick-
off cocktails at 4:30 p.m. at Green Turtle
Club, one of the co-sponsors will open this
tournament. The Derby and tasting will be
on June 6th.

Please see Cays Page 11


This picture shows how beautiful the lionfish is. However, it is an invasive predator spe-
cies living on our reefs that has a voracious appetite, eating many of our favroite fish.
Besides cleaning out of reefs, it has poisonous spines. A Derby, or tournament, to be held
on Green Turtle Cay on June 5 and 6 will bring more awareness of its threat to our reefs
and will show how to clean it for cooking. Photo by Rich


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Visitor Safety and Security Seminar


By Jennifer Hudson
A very informative Visitor Safety and
Security Seminar was held on March 24 at
the Faith Convention Centre in Marsh Har-
bour organized by the Ministry of Tourism.
Eight officers from various government
and private security and safety organiza-
tions made presentations on their various
areas of expertise. Though the seminar was
aimed more at visitors, a great deal of vital
information was given which is extremely
valuable for both visitors and locals.
Ms. Jeritzen Outten, the former Director
of the Ministry of Tourism Abaco Office,
was unable to attend so her speech was read
by Bernadette Hall of the Abaco Tourism
office. "Lack of safety and security is a ma-
jor threat to any tourism-based economy so
it is fitting to host this seminar so that visi-
tors are informed of the process to take in
the event of an emergency such as who to
call and how to contact various agencies,"
she stated. "The Visitor Relations Unit of
the Ministry of Tourism is especially fo-
cused on this area and serves as a liaison
for visitors, assisting them in many ways.
Our vision is to ensure that every visitor is
handled with the utmost care."
Mr. Cephas Cooper, Administrator for
Central Abaco, told the audience how im-
portant it is that visitors feel safe while in
our community. "We need to do all we
can to guarantee their safety and this is
a wonderful initiative by the Ministry of
Tourism." Mr. Cooper is hoping to com-
pile all of the relevant information into one

Cays From Page 10
The Lionfish Derby hopes to engage
participants from Green Turtle along with
many communities on Abaco. Lionfish are
not shy and are typically speared with a
paralyzer or tickled into collection nets.
They grow to about four pounds and over a
foot in length. Cash awards will be offered
along with lots of excitement. This is civic-
minded, bounty hunting for the whole fam-
ily! For details contact bobbielindsay@
bellsouth.net
Co-sponsors are Brendal's Dive Cen-
ter, Green Turtle Club and others.


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booklet which will act as a safety guide.
He handed out a Disaster Preparedness
booklet of emergency response and safety
measures to assist visitors during the even-
tuality of a hurricane. He also gave a brief
overview of the role of governance to help
visitors understand the structure of local
government.
Presentations included:
Crime Prevention by Sgt. Edgecombe
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Fire Safety by Sgt. Johnson, Royal
Bahamas Police Force Fire Department,
and Mrs. Bonnie Hall from Hope Town
Fire and Rescue
Aviation Security and Safety by Mr.
Bobby Jones, Superintendent of Aviation
on Abaco
Emergency Services on Land and Sea
by Colin Albury, Abaco Crash Fire and
Rescue, and Mrs. Bonnie Hall, Bahamas
Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA)
Emergency Medical Services by John
Pintard, EMS
Sailing Precautions by Leading Seaman
Smith of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Private Medical Services by Ms. Susie


Abaco's Tourism office held a seminar to inform visitors and residents of the services
offered by the various government agencies to provide for their safety. Shown here are
Bonnie Hall of Hope Town Fire and Rescue, Sgt. Johnson, a fire officer with the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, and Sgt. Edgecombe, also with the police who spoke on Crime
Prevention.

Sawyer, Office Manager of Dr. Hull's Of- batch, Nurse in Charge
fice, and Dr. George Charite, Director of Details of these presentations and
the Auskell Medical Clinic emergency numbers will be given in fu-
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Chinese may assist with farming projects


The Chinese Ambassador to The Baha-
mas, His Excellency Hu Dingxian, came
to Abaco on March 24 for a one day tour
with Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco
and Chairman of BAIC. The primary fo-
cus of the trip was to see the agricultural
and fisheries operations. His tour included
farms and Marsh Harbour Exporter and
Importers that processes crawfish and
fish. He and his first secretary, Tan Jian,
were very impressed with Abaco's farm-
ing operations and the potential that Abaco
shows for greatly increasing farm output.
While on Abaco he visited the site of BA-
IC's Farmers' Market and Craft Center in
Marsh Harbour, the newly constructed low
cost houses in Spring City being built by


government and several farms in the old
cane fields. He was taken to the square mile
of farm land being divided into five and
10 acre plots which is southwest of Spring
City. Another area in North Abaco is be-
ing prepared into plots and will be made
available for farmers to lease. All of these
plots will be available farming for $25 per
acre per year.
The Ambassador commented that Chi-
nese techniques in agriculture are suitable
for The Bahamas and that cooperation be-
tween the two countries can be mutually
beneficial. He continued, "You have ev-
erything here lovely weather and natural
conditions. After this study tour, we will
discuss with officials of the Ministry of

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Agriculture and BAIC
and see what specific
fields we can cooperate
on. We are looking for-
ward to that."
Mr. Key said, "Mr.
Hu has expressed great
interest in assisting us,
helping us to get some
of our agricultural proj-
ects under way. We re-
quested some tractors
and maybe this trip will
be the means of obtain-
ing some assistance.
They have the technolo-
gy. We can benefit tre-
mendously from what
they might have to offer
on the technical side.


urnng mne tninese Amuassaaor s visit, tne group visitea te
Pepperpot Farm belonging to Mr. Mel Wells. Mr. Hu Dingxian
was presented with a jar of honey produced on the farm. Mr.
Wells grows a wide variety of vegetables also. Shown are Mr.
Edison Key, Mr. Wells and Mr. Dingxian.


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Mr. Edison Key hosted the Chinese Ambassador on March 24. They are seen here on the
waterfront in Cooper's Town. Mr Key is pointing toward Green Turtle Cay. Shown are
Administrator Theophilus Cox, Mr. Hu Dingxian, Mr. Ejnar Cornish and Mr. Key.


The Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency, Hu Dingxian, was impressed with systems in
place at Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers where crawfish are processed. He and
Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC, are pictured in the center.


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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian


School News

Abaco Central road, the students used their findings to er, they decided to also send the report to Athletes compete in National
make recommendations that they thought the Road Traffic Department. Track & Field Competition
High School would help the flow of traffic. It is to be noted that a traffic light is in By Mirella Santillo
Students Conduct Traffic Survey For two hours on these two days they the process of being installed at the corner Twenty-three students from Abaco Cen-
By Mirella Santillo divided into three groups to study the traf- of Crockett Drive and Don MacKay. How- tral High School traveled to Nassau to
On February 11th and 13th a group of fic on Don MacKay. Some students stood ever, the problems encountered at the other take part in the Field and Track National
Abaco Central High School students in Mr. at the S.C. Bootle Highway intersection, two locations remain to be addressed. A
Nigel London's geography class conducted a some stood on the Crockett Drive corner three-way stop sign might be sufficient for Please see School Page 16
traffic survey on Don MacKay Boulevard. and the third group had a check point across the time being.
A field project was required for the the Marsh Harbour Auto Parts. When they
BGCSE national examination and the group tallied their results, they had counted 1826 Primary School Mathematics Competition
of students chose to address what they saw vehicles passing by on the Wednesday and
as a problem in our community. According 3,586 on the Friday, and it was not even
to one of the students, Kenward Bethel, the school traffic rush hour! They noticed that
scope of the project was to demonstrate the vehicles had difficulties entering the boule-
hypothesis that more cars than trucks drove vard from these intersections.
on the boulevard. But as the results were Their recommendation was that traffic
compiled and charted, they proved that the lights be installed at the three locations sur-
reverse was true, more trucks were driven veyed. Their report will be sent to Nassau
on Don MacKay Boulevard. Confronted to be filed as credit towards their examina-
with the high number of vehicles using the tions. But after conferring with their teach-








The Primary School Mathematics Competition was held on March 6 at St. Andrews
Methodist Church Hall. The first place winners, students of Central Abaco Primary
School, are in the back row. The second place winners, students of Agape Christian
School, are in the middle row while the third place winners, front row, were from
This team of students of Abaco Central High School studied the traffic problems on Don Cyber Learning Center. Seven schools participated in the competition: Amy Roberts
MacKay Boulevard as part of the BGCSE course work. They concluded that traffic lights Primary, Cherokee Primary, Central Abaco Primary, Crossing Rocks Primary, Cyber
should be placed at several intersections in the busy areas of this street. Learning Center, Agape Christian and St. Francis de Sales.



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While walking our border collie this
morning, I noticed how attentive she was
when approaching certain spots along the
way. Why would she stop? What was she
looking for? Initially, I considered that she
was just as stubborn as the other women in
my life, but Maggie became excited with
each break in her stride. She would pull
on her leash, stop in a spot and then look
around with a somewhat puzzled look.
For the
past eight
years we
have been
cruising
with Maggie
in tow. She
loves being
aboard the
boat, or at
the very least having our full attention 24/7.
For a stray pup found in downtown Atlan-
ta, she's done pretty well. While home she
has very little contact with other animals
and enjoys that. But here, she shares the
territory with other dogs. Most are domes-
ticated, enjoying a similar lifestyle, while
others are seemingly homeless "potcakes"
that wander the streets. On occasion, a cat
will pique her interest.
Sea Island Girl is docked about midway
down the dock at Boat Harbour Marina.
After several years of being on the same
dock, Maggie remembers which boats
have cats and which have dogs. As we
stroll down the dock she will pause, look
intently and perk her ears or wag her tail
to attract their attention. It is amazing how
she can remember the various spots where
feral cats sometimes gather to fetch food
that has dropped beneath the deck of the
outside dining area.
Maggie continues to be a trusted com-
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AA and Al Anon
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The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
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Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meetsby
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Competition that was held March 19th to
March 21st. Although they are good and
well trained athletes, the competition was
tough. At least 29 schools from all over
The Bahamas participated. The Abaco
Central students entered many of the com-
petitions.
The Marlins did well in relays. The
team of boys under 17 placed second in the
4x100m. They were Shane Jones, Cordero
Albury, Cordero Fynes and Dario Hall.
Shane Jones placed fourth the long jump,
intermediate boys.
In the girls relay under 17 category,
4x100m, Sasha Davis, Janae Stuart, Carl-
issa Nessbit and Yontala Roker finished
in third position. Yevens Pierre in the un-


der seventeen category, received a bronze
medal for placing third in the 800m in a
time that could have qualified him for the
World Youth Games. Yevens also placed
third in the 4x400m relay.
Other competitions that the athletes en-
tered were two relay races, the 4x400m
and 4x100m. Boys and girls raced in the
100m and the 400m. Sasha Davis entered
the 200m and two other girls, Vinedgy Mi-
chel in the under 15 category and Sastrie
Adderley in the under 17 category raced
the 3000m; Sastrie also ran the 1500m.
Two boys entered the 1500m, in the
under 17 and under 20 categories. Other
events that the Abaco Central students par-
ticipated in were long jump, triple jump
and shot put.
The Abaco Central High School's stu-


dents were sponsored by Junior Williams
who assisted with the purchase the uni-
forms and by the Bahamas Association of
Athletic Associations that provided the air
fare for the trip to Nassau.
Abaco is definitely holding its place in
sports competition.
Basketball Playoff
By Mirella Santillo
On March 23 five schools competed


in a series of playoff games for qualifica-
tion in finals of the high school basketball
league. The games took place at the Agape
Christian School gymnasium, a place that
has become the venue for many basketball
competitions. The large room accommo-
dates easily many athletes and spectators,
teachers and parents who come to watch
and encourage their students or perform.
Please see School Page 17


Moore's Island boys won gold in Nassau


These Abaco Central High School athletes competed in the National Track and Field
Competition in Nassau on March 19-21. They brought back many awards as evidenced
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As usual coaches got excited and shouted
various encouragements or admonishments
as they saw fit while their teams played.
The first game, the only girls' game that
day, took place between Agape Christian
School and Forest Heights Academy teams
with Agape winning 20 to 10.
In the second game Every Child Counts
defeated Agape Christian School 38 to


5. The third game went to St. Francis de
Sales School team, the Tornadoes, with a
36 to 18 victory. The fourth game, a very
long one, with many interruptions to re-
place tired players or the ones from each
team who committed fouls, finally went to
Forest Heights Academy with 56 to 27. It
is to be noted that the youngest and short-
est player, seven grader Godfrey Rolle,
did extremely well, being responsible for
many baskets in that game. The last game


took place between the ECC All Stars and
Long Bay School, ending with a victory
for ECC 38 to 27.
Many players performed particularly
well, running fast from one end of the
court to the other delivering a few long
shots or baskets in the process, a very en-
joyable spectacle.
The finals will take place in the after-
noon of April 3rd.


Central Abaco Primary won
General Knowledge competition
By Mirella Santillo
At a special assembly on March 23rd,
six Central Abaco Primary School students
were recognized for winning the Gen-
eral Knowledge Competition for their age

Please see School Page 18


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Nancy Albury, Abaco representative for the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Cor-
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visit to S.C. Bootle High School recently to update students on the research going on
at the Sawmill Sink in South Abaco. Several years ago dozens of crocodile and tor-
toise skeletons were found along with the fossils of many birds and other species that
lived here on Abaco thousands of years ago. All specimens collected were very well
preserved, even a tortoise shell with crocodile bite marks on it! A documentary film
was shown and actual bones of these prehistoric animals were brought in and observed
by the students and teachers, followed by a very lively discussion. Several students
expressed interest in studying paleontology and other environmental sciences because
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Moore's Island All Age School and Amy
Roberts in Green Turtle Cay.
Mrs. Leonora Black, Superintendent of
Education for Abaco, presented the tro-
phies to the winners. Education Officer
Felamease Sawyer is Spelling Bee Coor-
dinator.
The Spelling Bee ran for 25 rounds dur-
ing which all of the participants remained
very composed. The first 10 rounds con-
sisted of "seen" words taken from lists
which each of the children had previously
studied. Very few children were caught out,
showing just how much effort each had put
into learning these spellings. The next 15
rounds went much more quickly as the stu-
dents were asked to spell "unseen" words.
The standard of spelling from these young
students was amazing especially when the


group. The competition which was orga-
nized by the Ministry of Education took
place on March 20th at St Andrews Meth-
odist Church Hall.
Questions concerning science, social
studies, language arts and religious educa-
tion were asked by Education Administra-
tor Kenneth Romer.
Grade 2 Spelling Bee
By Jennifer Hudson
The Ministry of Education held its Grade
2 Spelling Bee on March 27 at the St. An-
drews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas
Town with 19 children participating. The
10 schools represented were Agape Chris-
tian School, Central Abaco Primary; Long
Bay; St. Francis de Sales; Cooper's Town
Primary, Crossing Rocks Primary, Hope
Town Primary, Man-O-War Primary,


Winners of the Grade Two Spelling Bee competition
were Alyssa Bethel, Amy Roberts School, in first
place; Madisyn Cole, Hope Town School, in second
place; and Christina Heild, Long Bay School, in third
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the final few contestants were left, all of the
grade 2 words had been used up so words
were selected from the grades 3, 4 and 5
levels. The final three contestants handled
these more advanced words, some of which
were quite tricky, very impressively.
The winner was Alyssa Bethel of the
Amy Roberts School who showed amazing
poise and confidence throughout the entire
competition. In second place was Madisyn
Cole of Hope Town School and in third
place was Christina Heild of Long Bay
School. Each was presented with a trophy
and Ms. Donell Major, coach of Alyssa
Bethel, received a trophy on behalf of the
Amy Roberts School.


Girls Reading Challenge
Awards Ceremony
By Mirella Santillo
Over 100 girls from grades four to six of
Central Abaco Primary School took on the
Reading Challenge, reading as many books
as possible during the period of February
2nd to February 27th. The winner, Gabri-
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Sujith Swarna received a trophy for being the only The winners of the General Knowledge competition were
Grade 6 student in Abaco to have achieved a GPA of students of Central Abaco Primary School. They are Lauren
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included readings, a dramatized poem,
singing and a skit. Particularly entertain-
ing was the skit of "Ma Laura" acted by
Ginelle Longley and a rendition of Kooka-
bura, a song about the Kookabura bird's
misfortune, sung and mimed by a group
of children.
Each girl in the Challenge received
a prize according to her category of
achievement: The category was deter-
mined by the number of books read. The
top ten students read over 90 books. Ga-
brielle Deal was the overall winner, read-
ing 193 books. Gabrielle was presented
with a new bicycle by Senior Master
Leroy Thompson. Briante Kelly came
second reading 192 books while Kadisha
Canton came in third reading 157 books.


The top ten students were awarded books
and games.
The winner, Gabrielle Deal, is in Mrs.
Robertha Lindsey's grade 5 class. That
teacher was recognized with a present
from John Bull. Mrs. Rochelle Russell, a
grade 6 teacher, was mentioned for hav-
ing the most students in the reading pro-
gram.
Part of the requirement for credit was
to write a short report on what lesson was
learnt from each book read.
The boys had been acknowledged in No-
vember; it was the girls' turn to receive
prizes for their prowess.
Ms. Samantha Evans was responsible
for initiating the program. In her absence,
the guidance counselor, Ms Kayla Hamil-
ton, spearheaded the committee.


The top ten in the Reading Challenge of Central Abaco Primary School are shown here
holding their prizes. They were awarded books and games. Gabrielle Deal, center, was
the winner and received a bicycle. The students are shown with staff members.


"La Notte Italiana" at For-
est Heights Academy
By Leslie Kennedy
Soft lighting and balmy Bahamian breez-
es created the ambiance at Forest Heights
Academy on February 13. The event "LA
Notte Italiana" was sponsored by the Forest
Heights Academy PTA. This fund raiser
transformed the school into an Italian res-
taurant, and all who attended experienced
a romantic evening of Italian food, games
and music.


Forest Heights Academy celebrated "La No
ana," a fund raising Italian experience hoste
PTA. The romantic evening was enhanced
food and great service by the students.


Members of the PTA from all over Ab-
aco prepared a variety of lasagna and spa-
ghetti sauces and homemade baked goods.
But the service topped the evening better
than Parmesan cheese as students took
their guests' orders and served them with
poise and efficiency.
During the evening diners were enter-
tained by games, and sparklers brought a
special glow to the evening. Many thanks
go to all of the PTA members who gra-
ciously supported this event. This report-
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Unfortunately, reservations are
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So put it on your calendars for
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Correction
In the March 15 issue we
mistakenly printed that Daisha
Rolle was a students at St. Fran-
ces de Sales School. She is actu-
tte Itali- ally a student at Cyber Learning
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Felia (Fe) LeBoutillier died in her home
in Perrysburg, Ohio, on March 1. A long
time second homeowner in Hope Town, Fe
first came to Hope Town in 1959. Over the
years she touched many with her kindness,
gentle wit and generosity.
Fe was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Philip LeBoutillier, Jr. She is sur-
vived by her children, Boot, George and
Ford, as well as grandchildren, their
spouses and great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to make a tribute in Fe's
name should consider Every Child Counts
in Marsh Harbour.
The funeral service for Paul Daniel
Cox, 48, affectionately called "Pablo" of
Cooper's Town, was held on March 28 at
Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Coo-
per's Town. Bishop Cedric Bullard offici-
ated, assisted by Bishop Burnell Parker.
Interment followed in South Side Cemetery
in Cooper's Town.
He is survived by his life long compan-
ion, Florina Cornish; children Kevelyn
Cox, Reserve Police Constable Pauline
Cox, Paul Jr., and Shandeka Cox; grand-
children Kefron Wright, Trevon Heild and
Peejay Jervon Cox; sisters Brenetta Bull-
ard, Victoria and Shirlean Rolle, Rosetta
Murray, Delphine Russell, Iona Knowles,
Engret Curry, Patrice Cox, Barbadella
McKinney and Greta McKenzie; broth-
ers Furnley and Odell Cox; aunts Miriam
Roker, Estelle, Annie, Kathleen, Flor-
ence, Delphine, Betty and Ruth McIntosh
and Dorcas Cox; uncles Ronald, Calvin
and Eddie McIntosh; nieces and nephews
Catherina Thompson, Yvette McIntosh,
Troy and Sabrina Russell, Cedric and
Gertrude Ambrose, Alma and Shawn Bul-
lard, Marold, Rustin, Quintin and Seanica
Rolle, Erica, Remeca, Mandell, Torrian-


no, Neja, Rickell, Rickera and Rick Jr.,
Demetrius, Odell Cox Jr., Kinglsey Jr.,
and Kishna Murray, Vernique, Taron, and
Tarik Russell, Nevin, Ritchie and Dorena
Curry, Paulette Forbes, Sinovia McIntosh,
Jewayna, Wayne McKenzie Jr., Rolanda
Simpson Jr., and Nathaniel McKinney,
Niketo Edgecombe, Marinique, Maronicia
and Moriah Knowles; sister-in-law Chan-
tell Cox; brothers-in-law James Bullard.
Kingsley Murray, Veron Russell, Liv-
ingstone Rolle, Mark Knowles, Beltrum
Curry, Rick Cox, Rudolph McKinney and
Wayne McKenzie; godparents Orthnell
and Mildred Russell; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service for Henry "Herbie"
Pritchard, 75, of McLean's Town, Grand
Bahama, and formerly of Cooper's Town
was held on March 28th at Full Gospel
Assembly of God in Treasure Cay. Pastor
Eulin McIntosh officiated assisted by Bish-
op J. Rodney Roberts and other ministers
of the Gospel. Interment followed in the
South Side Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
He is survived by his loving and devoted
wife, Inez McIntosh-Pritchard; daughters
Nelrose Parker, Curlene Roberts, Vala-
rie Brathwaite, Joycelyn Saunders, Karen
Lightbourne and Andrea Joseph; sons Ty-
rone, Felton and Kevin Pritchard, Berkley
Wright and Barry Pritchard; sons-in-law
Fred Parker, J. Rodney Roberts, Charles
Lightbourne and Benson Joseph; daugh-
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Pritchard; granddaughters Rosanna Parker,
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Pritchard, Bertranique Saunders, Jada Wil-
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and Jabez Lighbourne, Bertram Saunders
Jr., Keshawn Parker and Tyria Rahmsey;
great-granddaughters Keanna and Kearra
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Pritchard, Brenda Woodside, Patricia Am-
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Laing, Nicole Colebrooke, Patrilee Dele-
veaux, Joycelyn and Debbie McIntosh and
Issie Cooper; nephews Fritz and Rufus
Pritchard Jr., Joseph, Zyndall, Michael,
Marvin and Ernie Pritchard, Ronnie, Pete
and Lenroy Laing, Ken, Willard, Keshawn
and Hanson Gardiner, Leo, Nobath, Deolie
and Earle McIntosh, Nelson, Jerome and
Dario McIntosh and Eulin Dames; adopted
daughters Marsha Roberts, Myrtis Russell
and Jennifer Des Auguste; adopted sons
Edwin Curry, Josamer Brave and Esias
Cornish; god children Viola Edgecombe,
Jollian McIntosh, Groveener Delancy and
Pete Williams; and many other relatives
and best friends.
The funeral service for Robert Nathaniel
"Bob" Ferguson, 93, of Spring City was
held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
in Marsh Harbour on March 28. Rev. Fr.
Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by Arch-
deacon Cornell Moss. Interment followed in
the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters Lula
Tyskiewcz, Myrtis Russell, Agatha, Don-
nalee, Ronnalee, Wynsome, Nicola and
Geraldine Ferguson; adopted daughters
Margie Balliou, Michelle Pickstock and


Alfreda Sears; sons John, Eugene, Ced-
ric and Fritz Ferguson; adopted son, Gary
Bethel: grandchildren Maxine, Johnelle,
Juanita, John Jr., Sanae, Darren and John-
neisha Ferguson, Shonelle King, Jessica
Golden, Eugene Ferguson, Jr., Raymond,
Vito, Dametris, Brenda, Kristie, Dentley,
Lilliando, Silvio and Athena Russell, Hal-
son Deveaux, Lydell Ferguson, Vashti,
Colon, Colby, Colleen and Agatha Cur-
ry, Taka and Topedo Davis, Phillipa and
Quincy Penn, Velma Strachan, Patricia,
Emory, Kenley and Patrick Curry, Crys-
tal Ferguson, Kiko, Gerrad and Condell
Delaney, Chaqua, Sebastian and Roberto
Ferguson, Dwayne and Denika Lewis, Pa-
trece Rolle, Keva Bastian, Maryanne and
Flood Pearce; great-grandchildren, Bran-
don Williams, Christian Adderley, Armad
and Rashad Abraham, Lovely Lewis, Ital-
ia, Allisa, Arjah, Nardo and Kalin Bastian,
Shonelle and Jontae Clarke, Destinee and
Saniya Ferguson, Rojae and Malachi Rus-
sell, Malik, Donneisha and Wynsome Penn,
Destiny and Vonzell Strachan, Christopher
Curry, Rolano Dames and Mackenlee Fer-
guson and Mia Sawyer, Lyric Williams,
Tyrell and Ronnalee Delaney; nieces Ara-
bell Black, Doramae Charlton, Chrissie
Verville, Mallory Lightbourne, Roselyn
and Eartha Collie, Francita Carey, Ena
Rolle, Karina Darling, Betty Dixon, Suzett
Searcy, Louvella Geratt, Barbara Jones,
Nita Hooks, Rosa Osborne, Arva Chip-
man, Edwa Dollar, Ethelle Anderson, Kim
Heard, Karen Jackson, Judy Rolle and
Sharrea Coley; nephews Halon Nottage,
James Moss, Hansel, Alfred and Wash-
ington Collie, Christopher, Gary, Mark
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Ion Curry and Oman Forbes; sisters-in-law
Leona Ferguson, Alfrancis East, Alicia
Dollar, Inez Rolle and Shirley Lewis; and
many other relatives and friends.
A grave side service for James Rufus
Fox, 74, formerly of Fox Town was held
on March 28 in Nassau. He is survived
by his father Robert Fox; children Brin-
ton, Gary, Terry, Michaelia and Melissa
Fox; stepchildren Nelson Cartwright, Di-
ane Bowe, Deborah Rahming, Michael
Hopkins, Melissa Munroe and Antoinette
Hopkins; sisters Althea McBride and Eth-
el Fox; brother Gilbert Fox; aunt Jestina
Russell; grandchildren Garyio, Garrison,
Anthonique, Indera, Gary Jr., Giovanno,
Brintina, Ricardo, Bjay, Shanell, Kas-
sandra Fox, Tinesha Gibson, Brendi and
Brenae Butler, Janaz and Jamal Ranger,
Chantique Brown, Valentino Ash, Keonte
Wholeness, Lisa Rahming-Pratt, Shan-
tel Rahming, Crystal Cartwright, Nelson
Cartwright Jr., Talitha Cartwright, Craig
Peterson, Shamek Ewing; great-grand-
children Theotis Johnson Jr., Adriel Pratt,
Craig Peterson Jr., Terrance Jr., Tyrese
and Teandra Ewing and Kaylen Butler;
daughters-in-law Sharon Fox, Kayadera
Clarke and Erma Cartwright; and many


other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Clarence Henry
Russell, 82, who died on March 27, for-
merly of Green Turtle Cay was held in
Nassau with Rev. Carla Culmer officiat-
ing. Interment was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Janet Rus-
sell; sons Noel, Clarence Jr., Everette and
Cy Russell; daughters Yvette Pinder and
Denice Major; adopted daughters Lucille
Kemp and Gracelyn Pinder; grandchil-
dren Shaneka, Monique, Destiny, Lavade,
Everrette, O'neil, Chevette, Mitizi, Kristi-
na, Tenaj, Clarence III, Nashon, Journee,
Demi, Neil Jr., Yokito, Antonio, Kimawa-
na, Christovia and Kimostovia; great-
grandchildren Toni, Alysha, Shaniyah,
Chet, Marc, Milton Jr.; sons-in-law Philip
Major Jr. and Neil Pinder Sr.; daughters-
in-law Nichola Russell, Beryle Russell,
Vernetta Russell and Janet Russell; nieces
Andre, Sherry, Nadine, Aretha, Tremmie
and Dessire; nephews Derek, Tony, Peter,
Ricardo and Ralph; sisters-in-law Cynthia,
Muriel, Shammie, Delarie and Jennamae;
brother-in-law Harold "Spooner" Grant;
god daughter Emily Williams and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral services for Virginia Bea-
trice Moncur, 91, who died on March 25,
formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held in
Nassau on April 3. Interment was also in


Nassau.
She is survived by her grandchildren
Renee and Felipe Major; adopted daugh-
ter Sandra Major; adopted grandchildren
Tyrone, Reno and Lavado Major, Saman-
tha Moxey, Elvin Mackey and Dexavier
Knowles; great-grandchild Felipe Major
Jr.; sisters Gwendolyn Clarke and Mable
King; nieces Cynthia Curtis, Heather Arm-
brister, Wendy Smith, Patricia Reckley,
Nadine Moncur, Faye Major, Dr. Zorene
Curry, Mary Curry, Angela Bullard, Eu-
gene Thompson, Edwina Smith, Stephanie
Storr, Jenny Humes, Rose Rolle and Shir-
ley Green; nephews Charlie, William, Pe-
dro, Calvin and John Curry, Woody Lowe,
Ricardo and Galyn Moncur; grandnieces;
grandnephews and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Merkelene Dames
Lightbourne, 79, who died on March 25,
formerly of Sandy Point, was held in Nas-
sau. Interment was also in Nassau.
She is survived by sons Christopher,
Ronald and Johnny.Miller; adopted son
Marcus Pratt; daughter Wilhelmina Bethel;
adopted daughters Villamae Rolle and Ge-
neva Dames; grandchildren Xenia Greene,
Felecia Bethel, Marcia Beckford, Sim-
son McKinney, Latoya Bethel, Khadijah,
Merkelene, Johnisha Miller, Ronnell Pratt,
Ronisha Miller, John Miller, Ronald Mill-


er Jr., Vance Miller and Mae Sargeant;
great-grandchildren Justin Bethel, Jade
and James Beckford, Bria Greene, Kes-
hawn Richardson, Colissa McKinney and
Williesha Thompson; son-in-law Bartlette
Bethel; daughters-in-law Donnamae and
Jacqueline Miller; grandson-in-law Brian
Greene; grand-daughter-in-law Antonia
Miller; nephews Eric, Oswald, John, Har-
ry and Ronald Darville, Nelson Davis and
James Johnson Jr.; nieces Dimple, Rose,
Candy, Joan and Rhonda Davis, Francena
Cleare, Orenthia Newman, Vernetta Walk-
er and Andrea Carrol; nieces-in-law; neph-
ews-in-law; grandnieces; grandnephews;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Robert Fox, 90,
who died on March 29, formerly of Fox
Town, was held in Nassau on March 4.
Interment was also in Nassau.
He is survived by daughters Ethel Fox
and Althea McBride; son Gilbert Fox;
grandchildren Desree Fox, Alexandra,
Nicola and Sebastian Lewis, Princess and
Kent Fox, Fefica Dean, Fertina Turnquest,
Charmine Bootle, Deshon Fox, Brian, Gay-
land, Englebert and Jason McBride, Terry,
Gary, Brent, Melissa and Michaela Fox
and Natasha West; great-grandchildren;
daughters-in-law Rowena Fox and Monica
Fox; son-in-law Solomon McBride; cous-
ins; and many other relatives and friends.


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regularly.
It is clear that Bahamian fishermen's
livelihoods aren't the only ones threatened.
Other Bahamian professions are losing busi-
ness as well. Two of our members saw a
particular foreign fleet bringing passengers
over to Hope Town to sightsee. Therefore,
local tour and transportation companies
such as Froggies Out Island Adventures,
Dive Guana, Alburys' Ferry Service and
other local charter boats all lost potential
income.
To all Bahamians throughout the is-
lands, don't think this is a problem only on
Abaco. If you delve further on this particu-
lar website we researched, they ask their
customers if they would like to fish with
them on other Bahamian islands including
San Salvador, Cat Island, Rum Cay, Long
Island and Harbour Island. If your income
hasn't been harmed thus far, it will eventu-
ally unless changes are made. Bottom line,
these foreign charter boat companies should
not be allowed to operate and compete with
Bahamian fishermen and businesses here in
The Bahamas, just as we are not allowed to
compete with them in their country.
Unfortunately, it isn't just foreign char-
ter boats sitting at marinas that are doing
all the damage. There are some foreign
homeowners here that run similar opera-
tions. We simply do not understand how
this is allowed. Please tell us why it is that
a young college kid can't come and get a
minimum wage type job for the summer
without immigration exporting them, but
yet these charter boat captains can come
here and take away livelihoods from Ba-
hamians who solely support their families
based on these jobs? Every other Bahamian
profession we know of is protected. So why
not one of the main industries that has sup-


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ported the Bahamian people for hundreds
of years? If not for saving Bahamian fish-
ermen, their families and their livelihoods,
this history in itself needs to be preserved.
Therefore, we are asking our local gov-
ernment constituents to see to it that par-
liament makes some immediate changes to
the regulations to stop this blatant abuse
of outdated legislation. These practices
need to be eliminated immediately and the
foreign charter boat operator licenses re-
voked!
Sincerely,
Bahamian Association of Fishermen
cc: The Abaconian
The Nassau Guardian
The Tribune
Letter to the
Prime Minister
To a fellow Bahamian that likes to fish as
much as I do, Prime Minister, Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham
Dear Mr. Ingraham,
Where have you gone?
Why aren't you looking out for the Ba-
hamian fisherman? Soon after you took of-
fice, the fishing regulations were changed
yet again. I wouldn't fuss about the recent
bag limit changes for foreign fishermen if
the laws were enforced. For years it has
been promised that enforcement would be
increased, so where is it? Constantly, the
Dominicans are fishing the Southern Banks
and foreigners come over to commercially
fish on Abaco consistently and still en-
forcement has not increased.
On a regular basis, local restaurants that
are affiliated with a marina receive fish
from foreign fishing vessels in exchange
for dockage. Local marinas that are owned
and operated by foreigners are harbouring
and encouraging foreign charter fishing
boats to operate. One of the charter fish-


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ing boats is so confident you won't address
the issue that they are actually advertising
locally. His ad appears in the "free" enter-
tainment tourist guide available locally and
called Destination Abaco.
This is wrong!
Furthermore, even if these foreign fish-
ing vessels and captains that have homes
here on Abaco solicit their charters strictly
from the United States, they are still tak-
ing our jobs from Bahamian fishermen and
killing our livelihoods. If these foreign
fishing guides weren't allowed to operate,
the tourists would hire the local Bahami-
an guides to take them fishing. There are
more tourists visiting our islands than ever
before and yet each year, the local Baha-
mian guides get fewer and fewer charters.
The Bahamian fishermen have been strug-
gling to continue in their professions for
years. I know of several who have already
shut down and the rest of us keep going
further and further in debt just trying to
stay afloat.
The local fishermen feel betrayed!
It seems to us the government doesn't
care about the Bahamian fisherman or the
fishing industry. The government protects
all other professions, but will not protect
the Bahamian fishermen.
Why is that?
Are we not your people, too? Why does
the employment law not apply to these for-
eign fishing guides? They are receiving an
income and taking away from a Bahami-
an's income. Therefore, they should be
reprimanded and stopped from accepting
any future charters. I don't have a problem
with foreigners coming in to run a business
or offer a service in a field or profession
that isn't offered or available from a Ba-
hamian.


That is not what is happening with the
fishing industry. There are plenty of Baha-
mian fishermen here willing to do the work.
It seems to me that this country is becom-
ing a place where only the very wealthy are
welcome, and there is no room for the hard
working middle class Bahamian.
Bahamian fishermen are willing to do
whatever it takes to support their families.
However, we are constantly hit with road-
blocks from the government. For years,
we have watched each facet of our industry
get hit harder and deteriorate, including the
crawfish, conch, and grouper. Our income
keeps dropping and the government keeps
asking more from us. Government require-
ments you impose on us, including all the
licenses, fees, and insurance requirements,
not to mention the continually rising fuel
cost, cause our overhead to soar and make
it more difficult to make ends meet. But
you turn your eyes away when we ask you
to protect our professions and natural re-
sources in the same manner you protect
others and their professions in this country.
Each year, the Bahamian fishermen work
harder to make enough to cover increasing
expenses and yet each year we have more
and more foreigners to compete against as
well.
Enough is enough!
Please help us by stopping these for-
eigner charter boat captains from destroy-
ing what is left of our livelihoods. Please
come to our aid!
I appreciate you responding to this letter
shortly.
Sincerely,
Member
Bahamian Association of Fishermen


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


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


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Sky Baham as Nassau ............... .....................367-0446
Southern Air Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso- Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir .................... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
C herokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450


Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n..................................... ...... ..... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.......................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay....................... .......... 365-441 1
Dive G uana........................................ ...................... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop .................................... ...... ......365-6013


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective 22Dec 08)
C linic, D ow ntow n, R egattas, .........................................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n a ke C ay ................................................ $ 3 5
C a sua rin a P o int .......... .......... ............ .................... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay Little Harbour........................... $80
Baham a Palm Shore .................... ................ .. $90
C rossing R ocks ......................... .................. $ 105
S a ndy P o int ......................................... $ 15 0
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80
T reasure C ay R esort .......................................................$85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three- free Caged pets- as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.


* Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock...........................
M a d e ira P a rk ..................................................
S a n d B a n ks .................................
Treasure Cay Resort......................................
L e is u re L e e ....................................................
B la c k W o o d ...................................
Fire Road & Cooper's Town...........................
C eda r H a rb o ur ............ .... .... .... .... .... .... ..
W o o d C ay ..................................
M o u n t H o p e .................................
F o x T o w n ...................................
C ro w n H a v e n .................................................
Marsh Harbour airport...................................

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ...........

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .......................
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24)...
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.........................
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek................................
T C Hotel to Moxey ................................


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

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

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
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free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally
with similar interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com


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



Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08

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


bikes & scuooers buoas bars a tarts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals......................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals.................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749


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


Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040


To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin ...................... ......... ...... 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
Hibiscus ............................. 367----
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+..... 367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+ .... 366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... ......366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders............ $$$............ 365-5230
Grabbers...................... $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$$$. 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.... .......$$$............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe .......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




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Tel: (242) 367-4204
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th. 2009


Dance School programme was very successful

Cinderella and Sound of Music came to life on stage
By Jennifer Hudson
The Marsh Harbour Dance and Gym-
nastics School presented a very success-
ful double programme on March 20 and
21 at New Vision Ministries. A condensed
version of two major musicals of all time,
Cinderella and The Sound of Music, drew
7 large audiences which was rewarding for
the performers and director after their
many months of practice and hard work.
The principal actors and supporting cast all
did a tremendous job and played their parts
extremely well.
The Cinderella segment provided a
showcase for even the youngest members of
the dance school and the twelve little Fairy
Godmother's Helpers, who were so excited
to be on stage, performed their dance very
sweetly and gracefully. The students who
are slightly older were very poised fairies
and absolutely adorable mice.
Once again the children shone in The
Sound of Music; this is not to detract from
The Marsh Harbour Dance School put on a spectacular show on March 20 and 21 at New Visions Ministries. This is the third major the excellent performances of all of the
production of the fledging dance school. Adults along with students produced two stage plays that kept audiences enthralled. This is adults who so generously gave of their time


a scene from Sound of Music showing Baroness Elsa played by April Higgs, Capt. Von Trapp played by Bryan Thompson, his seven
children and Marie, their governess, played by Sarah Stapley.


By Michelle Mikula
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Marching and Pop Bands, KB and Therez
Hepburn are some of the special guests
who will be hopping the ferry to Green
Turtle Cay to perform at the 6th Annual
Island Roots Heritage Festival that is set
for May 1-3.
The organizers for this year's festival
have planned a celebratory weekend for
those traveling to these shores, where the
dynamics of the Bahamian culture as well


as the country's rich history will be un-
folded. Although the festival is built on the
historical ties shared between New Plym-
outh, Green Turtle Cay, and Key West,
Florida, the festival committee has decided
to honour its home country this year with
the theme of Celebrating Tings Bahamian.
Some of the weekend highlights will
include Bahamian entertainment through
rake n scrape, junkanoo, story telling and
Please see Island Roots Page 15


Please see Show Page 2


Price Right will lease

Abaco Markets Building


Abaco Markets Limited announces
the lease agreement for the building that
housed its former Cost Right Abaco store
as well as the sale of the equipment used
by that business. Abaco Markets Lim-
ited has signed a three-year lease with
Price Right Ltd. for the building used by
its former Cost Right Abaco store. The
lease includes an option to purchase the
building at the end of the lease for $2.8m.
Additionally, an agreement was reached
with Price Right Ltd. to purchase the


equipment of the former business.
"We are pleased that a transaction
could be agreed so quickly after our clos-
ing of the store in early March," says Mr.
Gavin Watchorn, President, Abaco Mar-
kets Limited. "This will allow us to turn
a previous loss-making store into a profit-
able rental center. We will use the sales
proceeds, along with the proceeds from
the liquidation of the inventory, to make
additional repayments on our Royal Bank
outstanding bank debt," he adds.


I Boaters cleaned shoreline


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This is the new marina at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay. The
marina is now open and has 150 slips. The dredged channel at the top of the picture
accommodates boats drawing up to 12 feet at low water. The channel on the lower left
is a flushing channel that is keeping the harbour water clean. The two islands in the
center will be residential and will be accessed by bridges across the flushing channel.
The island in the center left contains the Joe's Creek preservation area. The cleared
area at the bottom is part of the utility area. The developers are concentrating on build-
ing the Marina Village to have it funcational. It will be the hub of the development. It is
on the center right. Additional photos are on page 21. Photo thanks to Anyes Adams


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Green Turtle Cay is

Celebrating t'ings Bahamian


I Baker's Bay Marina is open I


On April 4th a mix of boaters and community volunteers took to the shoreline in Marsh
Harbour for the Annual Marsh Harbour Boaters' Clean-up. The exercise, which is a
part of the activities planned for Coastal Awareness Month on Abaco, successfully col-
lected 30 bags of trash that cleaned from the Port Department to Snappers Restaurant.
Partnering with the Abaco Tourist Office and Friends of the Environment were Lo-
cal Government, Tropical Shipping and North Rock Water. The next activity planned
for Coastal Awareness Month is a Community Clean-up scheduled for April 18th in
Treasure Cay and Central Pines Estates. Other activities include a Small Hotel Envi-
ronmental Workshop on April 22, the Earth Day Science Fair on April 24 and another
communnity clean-up trash-a-ton on April 25.






Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


Musical show featured local talent


Show From Page 1
and talents to perform in both shows giv-
ing their support to the young people. But
it is a well known fact that children have a
habit of always stealing a show! As the old
adage goes, "Never perform with animals
or children!"
Elaine Pilon, as Artistic Director, once
again pulled off a hat trick in bringing to-
gether so much talent and melding it into
such a wonderful combination of drama,
dance and song. She is to be congratulated
on the results of all her hard work. Anoth-
er person deserving of the highest praise
is Elaine's husband, Andre, who spent
months working on the sets and props,
building and painting, and dealing with a
thousand and one other things necessary to
pull the show off. Elaine and Andre would
like to thank the many people who assisted


in any way, whether it be with set design,
painting, sound, donations or organiza-
tion.
These performances were certainly a
family affair for several families. Philip and
Nancy Hall's daughter, Ashley, joined her
thespian parents on stage for the first time
as a little dancer; Rebekah Higgs, who is al-
ready a seasoned actress, joined her mother
April on stage while her father Tim orga-
nized the sound. Kate Sims followed in the
footsteps of her mother who had performed
in The Sound of Music as a child in Nas-
sau and who was a great help in organiz-
ing all the costume changes of the children
during the performances. Kate's younger
sister, Emily, was also a little dancer while
Kenedee Romer joined her mother, Court-
ney, on stage in Cinderella.
Please see Show Page 4


me inttest aancers o mtne ivarsn naroour uance Scnoot were aeugntjul in tneir interpre
tation of the Fairy Godmother's Helpers in the performance of Cinderella.


The little girls who were Fairies enjoyed dressing in ballet dresses to dance their part
in Cinderella under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Pelon. The beautifully choreographed
verson of two musicals was greatly appreciated by crowds attending the performances.


Constructors


Maria, a misft in a convent, won me hearts of capt. von rapp s cntalren as sne orougnt
music and fun into their lives. Here they are enjoying singing with her.


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#413,414 $80,000
Bahama Palm Shores
Waterfront $365,000
Casuarina Point $45,000
Joe's Creek $52,500
Sweeting's Village $55,000
Marsh Harbour House $178,000
Schoo~,iOapetets P,000
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April 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section B


Page 3


S Rbahamascom ew Prices ew Listings reat Values

SIRbahamas.com ewPrces t Yew istngs at Values
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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.
Laurie.Schreineri@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.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655
VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO SEABREEZE Newly HARBOUR VIEWS COZY COTTAGE 2 bed. 1.5 bath
constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful in the settlement, 3rd bedroomlstudy. 3 minutes
beach-l.5 acreswithdodc Priced to Sell $295,000. walk to beach. Charming home. $395,000.
Laurie.Schi-eine-@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4229
OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES
4 bed,4 bath with gorgeousverandahs and commanding
views of the Sea ofAbaco- Price upon Request.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty-com 242-367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT
ABACO CLUB Dock at your door, meticulously
appointedluxury home with ocean views.$1,499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty-com 242.367-3529


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool, dock slip, beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood_ Gated community_ $1,350,000.
BillAlbury@SodhebysRealty-com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
Includes dock. Choose your own finishes.
Negotiable price, call for details. $799,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealEkycom 242.367.3529


MARSH HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242-367.5046


TREASURE CAY #1660
BEACHFRONT ESTATE SERENITY HOUSE Location
Location. 150 feet of sandy beach. 5,039 sq. ft.
Adjacent 1.92 acre lot also available. $3,900,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealry-com 242-577.0298


MARSH HARBOUR #4688
SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES Two 3 bed
2 bach homes.Shared Pool.Best price per sq.ft. in area.
$699,000. Also for lease. $2,990 per month.
LydiaBodamer@SothebysRealty-com 242.367.3529













TREASURE CAY #3073
BEACHFRONT HERMITAGE Incredible beach
house. 4 bed 3 bath home. Good elevation,powder
white sand beach, awesome views,.US$ 1,149,000.
Stan-Sawyer@SothebysRealty com 242.577-0298


MARSH HARBOUR #4632
WATERFRONT HIGH ROCKS I ACRE LOT
Prime location & great elevation, beach, &
ferry dock nearby. Fabulous Views. $599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty-com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT- BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom, 3
Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to club
amenities. Good Rental History. $1,100,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty-com 242.577.0298

LOTS & ACREAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286Two SEA To SEA LOTs deep water, 4.527 acres.


SANDY POINT #4575
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Why build when
you can buy at $132 sq.ft.? New 3,800 sq.fc.
3 bed 3.5 bath home & garage. $499,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealtycom 242 367.5046


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.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysReaky.com 242.577.0298


$975,000. Laurie Schreiner


TREASURE CAY #2516
SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in
neighbourhood,2,800 sq.ft Cover your expenses with
rental income fiom separate apartment. $755,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealy.com 242.577.0298








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TREASURE CAY #4841
BEACHFRONT SAND DOLLAR #3 Best priced
condo on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bath, 1,000 sq.ft.
& pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298








yer Bill Albury Lydia Budamer Ronalda Higgins
*nt Estate Agent Estate Agent Client Services
0298 t242.557.2929 t242367.3529 t242.367.5046


#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT 1-2 dose to beach. $62,500. Laurie Schreiner
#4579 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 11 $88,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
:#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. NEW PRICE $303,000.
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 8 7 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lor 107 Community dockage available, $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LTr 143 approximately 11,450 sq ft- $ 150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOr 152 Sea views, dockage available, $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 North End LoTs 2&4-NEW LISTING Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS NEW LISTING 14,295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAI-AMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEEWARD YACHT CLUB Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY NEW PRICE -Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE .97 acre, 150 ft harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre eco-friendly site with deeded water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4203 TREASURE CAY SAN s Bacs Waterfront to hwy lots -$95,000 each. Stan Sawyer
#4641 TREASURE CAY OcFAN Bivu. 140ft beachfront- $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
#4803 TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING- CHoICW CANALFRO.N LnT. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY


Member of the Bahamas MLS







Page 4 Section B


The Abaconian


April 15 2009


Dance offers creative outlet for youth


Show From Page 2

The Marsh Hrabour Dance School came
into being in 2005 as part of the Urban Re-
newal Outreach Pro-
gramme. Mrs. Elaine
Pilon, who is a pro-
fessional dancer and
had recently arrived
on Abaco, volunteered
her services to teach
dance and drama in
the preschools. The
programme has come
a long way since then
and expanded to in-
clude some of the cays.
In 2006 Miss Elaine,
as she is known to her
students, put on her
first show in Marsh Courtney Romer
Harbour. Anyone who she is riding in a
needed to produce


saw the wonderful presentation of The
Nutcracker involving 70 plus young people

Please see Show Page 17


Cinderella played by Courtney Romer and the Prince played by Philip Hall both were
excellent playing their parts. This is the third program that Elaine Pelon has produced in
conjunction with Urban Renewal.


played the part of Cinderella very ably. Here
coach to the Prince's Ball. Much artistry was
e delightful props and back drops..


Ihe audience at the three performances of the Marsh Harbour Dance School enjoyed ____ '* _- "I
the rapport between Maria played by Sarah Stapley and the Captain played by Bryan
Thompson. The production required hundreds of hours to paint all the backdrops and or-
ganize the stage with curtains, microphones, lighting and dressing areas at New Visions
Ministries where the plays were performed.


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



Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.


Agape Villa Murphy Town


All units are rented. REDUCED $227,9(
an instant business.


#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.
00 Person purchasing this will have


- TinaWells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Sales Agent

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


Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
S 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



LfflHB


# 0711 3 two bedroom one
bath all with beautiful ocean
view from upstairs balcony.
Property 13,690 sq ft.
$320,000


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


Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 12 years experience
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

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

Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax:242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446 US: 954-586-7603
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April 15, 2009


The Abaconian Section B Page 5


Broker 01- y 61l .
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Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" Luxury
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing


MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TEASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 Ib. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home
EXC $450,000 FGS
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%


LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1 bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 ->rey CBS building,
each level I' SOLD artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, 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
ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing


Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com






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Central Abaco News


Farmer's Market will
be well planned
Mr. EdisonKey, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco and Chairman of The Ba-
hamas Agricultural and Industrial Corpo-
ration, wishes to negate comments made
in a recent issue of The Abaconian regard-
ing the planned transferral of the colourful
booths from
the area of
Goombay
Park to the
land oppo-
& site BEC
which has
been cleared
by BAIC for
Edion )K, future use as


a Farmers' Market. He took exception to
statements reportedly told to a reporter
that the booths were to be moved to that
site. Mr. Key states, "I want the public
to know that that is not going to hap-
pen, and I have no idea where the people
concerned got the authority to say that.
These shacks have not been factored into
the Farmer's Market and Craft Centre on
the land across from BEC. I suggest that
they be given to farmers to be used as
tool sheds on the newly provided plots
near Spring City or at the old Bahama
Star site.
"The site across from BEC will be
managed by BAIC and plans have al-
ready been made to lay out the site with

Please see Central Page 7


The road between Queen Elizabeth Drive and Front Street in Marsh Harbour has been
torn up for several months with no further work being done. It is difficult for visitors to
access their boats at the Union Jack dock as it is difficult getting freight to the ferry or
other boats that use that dock. The contractor was told to rip the paving up and prepare
it to be a concrete road. However, he has not been given the go ahead to complete the
job. In the meantime many people are being inconvenienced.
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Bahama Palm Shores! Turnkey home on double fenced lot. Newly
tiled, pool, workshop, storm shutters. Close to Eight Mile Bay. Great
buy! Ref. #563340. $295,000
Bahama Palm Shores! MOTIVATED SELLER! Nicely secluded home
site, close to power and beach. Invest in your future, buy now!
Ref#: 563013. $30,000
Bahama Palm Shores! REDUCED! Beachfront with 100' of frontage
on Eight Mile Bay. Nicely elevated and forested .85 acres. Ref#:
10202. $335,500
Guana Cay! NEW PRICES! Select oversize home sites starting at only
$150,000! Hill top and beach front lots. Ref#'s: 563267, 563268,
563269. Call for more information.
Lubber's Quarters! Jack's Jungle. Great price! Lovely 1+ acre home
site, power, lush vegetation. Deeded dock slip! Ref. #563604.
$105,000.
Scotland Cay! Lovely residences and select homes sites with Sea of
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furnished home with good rental record. Ref. #563121. $1,200,000

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removed regularly at a cost of $50 per vehicle, paid by the Marsh Harbour Town Com-
mittee. It is on the Charles Sawyer road leading from the port. Committee member Danny
Sawyer is assessing the situation.



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estate situated on 2 100-foot wide lots. Stun-
ning views from every room. $1,600,000 NEW
PRICE
Seascape, 3 Bed, 3 Bath ocean front home or
extra wide Windward Beach home site. Garage
and new furniture. $1,620,000
Mariner's Cove 1509, Town House, 2 Bed
1.5 Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
$289,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2311, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina fron
condo, fully furnished with boat slip. Tropica
decor. $425,000 NEW PRICE
Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 Bed, 3
Bath Home, Sea of Abaco views. $1,560,000
Mariner's Cove 1510, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath, professionally decorated on beautiful ma-
rina view. $315,000
Royal Palm 2338, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with
boat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina
$575,000
Shelly House, lovely fully furnished 3 Bed, 3
Bath home on private area of Brigantine Bay
canal with dock and boat lift. $950,000
Mariner's Cove 1106, Townhouse, 2 Bed, 1
Bath end unit with marina views $267000


Galleon Bay Rd with dock and power. Excellen
views across Treasure Cay Marina. $450,000
NEW PRICE.
Sunny Side, 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home acros
from our world famous Treasure Cay beach, nex
to green way access. $799,000
Royal Palm 2301, 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly reno-
vated condo with boat slip and storage locker.
$579,000
Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2
Bath with newly enlarged living/dining area.
$475,000 NEW PRICE
Royal Palm 2317 Downstairs 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Marina condo with boatslip. Good rental history.
$540,000
Treasure House 11, Oceanfront 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Villa overlooking lagoon style pool. Great rental.
$635,000 NEW LISTING
Lot 21, Block 200 Waterfront homesite on Gal-
leon Bay Rd. in Treasure Cay. Panoramic views
of Sea of Abaco. Already cleared with newly
installed sea wall. $490,000 NEW LISTING
Royal Palm 2380, 2 Bed, 2 Bath lower unit
on Brigantine canal with large 16 ft. boatslip.
$465,000 NEW LISTING


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More Central Abaco News I


Central From Page 6
stalls for farmers to sell their produce and
a craft centre. Negotiations have been car-
ried out with Bahamas Hot Mix to pave 30
feet along the main road for parking for
the site."
Mr. Key would like the public to un-
derstand, "This BAIC site is not another
open public park and it will be managed
and controlled properly."


Boaters were dilgent at cleaning up the trasn along in
4 as their contribution to Coastal Awareness Month.


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Sales Team of
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TREASURE CA Y
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished,
elegant 4 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd.
estate on 1.6 landscaped acres with 153'
beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.

"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f Furnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental
income history. $2,500,000.
"Tranquility "# 1307 4 bed 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal fiontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition, 52,200,000.

"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 -2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 slf under air beach home, plus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28252 s/f. Recently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. 180' sandy beachfront. $1,725,000.
Windward Beach-BeachfrontHome # 191- 2 bed, 2
bath, 1,550 s/f furnished beach home. 200' sandy
beachfront, 32,724 s/f landscaped property, A sea view
from every reoom! Separate garage. $1,425,000.

"Seaclusion" # 1348 4 bed, 3 bath furnished home.
including efficiency apartment on 15,200 s/f parcel on
Windward Beach. 1,810 s/funder roof, 95' sandy
beach frontage. Exceptional sea views. $999,999.

"Sea Cliff # 733 Exquisite Design. Fabulous
Location, Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2
car garage on I acre elevated property. Elegantly
furnished, 150 steps from beach. Excellent rental
income history. REDUCED TO $799,000.

"Home, SweetHome" #784-2 bed,2 bath, 1,240 s/f
umnished home on 13,500 s/flot, close to beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/falsoavailable.
REDUCED TO $185,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath,2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea& beach views. $1,150,000.
Balhama Beach Club 2083 # 1079 4 bed, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & finished
condo. 1,645 s/f living space, screened lanai
overlooking beach &pool. OWNER FINANCING
AVAILABLE! NOW $1,029,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walkto beach! $865,000.


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TREASURE CAY

Atlantis Condo # 2201-# 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo#2203- # 1000 2 bed,2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Beach Villa 685-# 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed. 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina,& golf
course, 2 minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach. $399,000.
Beach Villa 703 # 1209 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/ffurnished
villa close to beach. marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
#455 I bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900.
Beach & Canal Lot Package#941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of'
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwith approx.
76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. BeachfrontParcel# 1260- Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach. 75' beach
frontage of suger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000,
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 s/fBeachfront parcel
with 85'of frontage on Sea ofAbaco. All utilities
available, great building site, $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot
with 80' protected deep water frontage on quiet street,
New 40' dock with power water & 16,000 lb boat lift.
All utilities available. $485,500.
Brigantine Bay# 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deepwater
canal parcels, each I 1,200 s/fwith 80' bulk head&
generous 140' depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
PURCHASE BOTH & SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13,200 s/f
with 100' of bulkbeaded sea wall & 136' depth.
Protected deep water dockage. All utilities available.
Picturesque water views. Ready to build. $347,000.

Windward Beach Drive -Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
Excellent 9,800 s/f residential parcel. Level building
envelope, all utilities available. Short walk to both
Windward Beach & Treasure Cay Beach. $120,000.


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MARSH HARBOUR

"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock- $769,000.
GREAT CISTERN CAY
Beachfront Lot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on SeaofAbaco. Utilities
available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.

TURTLE ROCKS
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath finished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage.
Built in 2000, Very private area. 5795,000.
LEISURE LEE
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep
water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach
nearby. $345,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.
# 1080- 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 10' sea walled canal
frontage. Boatdavits installed. $249,500.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach
$96,500.
GUANA CAY
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. [ acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
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A Treasure Cay
town father wed
By Betsy Bracey
The Community Church in Treasure
Cay was festooned with flags and flowers
when folks arrived to celebrate the most
attended wedding event in our 50-year his-
tory on the morning of March 21, 2009.
Jerry Roberts wed Elizabeth Ferguson!
Elizabeth was radiant when she serenad-
ed her groom with a love song that had
the ladies in tears and the gentleman appre-
ciative. Rev. Stiansen and Rev. Stafford
Symonette performed the ceremony with
great sensitivity.
Wedding documents signed, the happy
couple were whisked off to celebrate with
the entire congregation on the lawns of Sal-
ly and Larry Rayner's stunning beachfront
home where Paige Hammond and her la-


Jerry Roberts and Elizabeth Ferguson wet
March 21 at the Treasure Cay Community Chi
been a second homowner in Treasure Cay for


dies had created a beautiful setting replete
with Mimosas and luscious goodies.
Elizabeth, who hails from Australia, is a
registered nurse by profession. She is also
a musician who has graced our Sunday
morning services with her clear contralto
voice. With her skill on the guitar Eliza-
beth measurably raises the entertainment
bar in Treasure Cay.
Another reception followed on the ter-
race of Sylvia and Noel Lister's home on
the Treasure Cay beach where guests en-
joyed a dinner, danced to the music of Es-
tin Sawyer and raised glasses in toast to the
newlyweds.
Well wishers were very aware of the
amazing contribution Jerry has made in
over 20 years to our community.
As Director of the Rosemary Roberts
Library, Jerry realized his vision to have
the finest library on Abaco. As Trustee and
Chairman of the Commu-
nity Center, Jerry orga-
nized cultural events and
other community-wide
functions. He served as
Commodore of the Sand
Banks Yacht Club, served
on the Amenities Board
and single handedly ran
a stray animal sanctuary
from his garage for over
15 years!
As Trustee of Emer-
gency Services, Jerry
supervised the construc-
tion of another Treasure
Cay finest: our station
re married on that houses our ambu-
urch. Jerry has lances, rescue vehicles,
many years. fire pumper, tanker and,


Diversified Equipmen


at long last, a proper animal clinic.
Jerry's dedication to this community,
his energetic initiatives, his unfailing opti-
mism and steady encouragement energized
his neighbors to help him create a com-
munity which now offers a state-of-the-art
medical facility, top drawer safety services
and a level of culture rarely found on an
off shore island.
Imagine coming all the way from Aus-
tralia to find true love on Abaco and mak-
ing Jerry's life perfect once again! What a
story and it's only just begun.
Health Fairs in
North Abaco
By Jenn Hudson
The Auskell Medical Clinic presented
two more in its series of community Health
Fairs. One was held on March 18th in


Cooper's Town and the other in Fox Town
on March 19. Both were well attended with
the turn out in Fox Town so great that the
team of health care professionals were kept
busy for an additional hour.
Staff from the Auskell Clinic was as-
sisted by nurses from the Cooper's Town
and Fox Town Clinics. Blood pressure
readings were taken, and glucose, choles-
terol and iron levels checked. Weight and
Body Mass Index were also recorded. Dr.
Charite, physician at the Auskell Medi-
cal Clinic, gave a presentation on Healthy
Living, advising the audience how to keep
their blood pressure and cholesterol levels
regulated and how to make healthy food
choices.
The participants at both Health Faits
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were very appreciative for the assistance
shown them and information given and
asked a lot of questions regarding their
health concerns, especially diabetes.
North Abaco
By Vernique Russell
Fair and Fun Day Beach Party
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race will launch their series
of holiday beach parties. The first one will
be held on April 13th, Easter Monday at
the Treasure Cay Public Beach beginning
at noon. There will be lots of food, music,
entertainment and fun. The atmosphere is
wholesome for the family and all are in-
vited to attend. The beach parties are held
to defray cost of hosting the annual sum-
mer festival and power boat race. Since the
committee began hosting these events, the
beach parties have become very popular
and have been successful every time one is
held. The committee is looking forward to
having you join them for a fun filled day of
entertainment and family fun.
The committee hosts fish fries on Sunday
evenings at the Ferry Landing in Treasure
Cay to raise money to host its 4th Annual
Summer Festival and Power Boat Race.
Each year the committee works tirelessly
to bring new ideas and add new activities
to accommodate their supporters.
Yearbook is available
The initial copy of the Treasure Cay
First Yearbook is available throughout the
community of Treasure Cay. The book is a
beautifully complied source of information
and advertisements and acts as a complete
visitors guide with information pertaining
to transportation, the tide schedule, restau-
rant information and local attractions. The
book highlights many community leaders
and even features those who have already
passed away. One of the most interesting
pieces in the book is a conversation with
the late Capt. Leonard Thompson on the
history of Treasure Cay. The yearbook
has a directory with property owners
in Treasure Cay and a full North Abaco
phone directory. It is an excellent source
of information.
Clean Up Campaign
In an effort to clean up the community
and beautify their surroundings, Mrs. Ar-
lene Cornish organized a clean up cam-
paign that took place on March 21st. The
message she is promoting is cleanliness and
she aimed to instill environmental concerns
in the youth. She along with concerned
residents who encouraged their children
to participate began cleaning at 9 a.m.
The weather, however, was not on their
side. Within minutes bags began to fill
up as there was much trash along side the
road. Their effort was stopped by the rain.
Mrs. Cornish is calling on the resident of
that community to take pride in their sur-
roundings and keep their community clean
and is encouraging other communities in
North Abaco to follow this initiative. She
declared that we can't sit and wait on the
government to do everything; we must take
charge and be responsible for our commu-
nities. After all, we are the ones who live
here. She is encouraging Abaconians ev-
erywhere to keep the island clean, green
and pristine.
Annual Yard Sale
The Annual Yard Sale that aids the Rose-
mary Roberts Library in Treasure Cay took
place on March 14th. People came from all
over Abaco to attend the yard sale. The
organizers use the yard sale to allow other
persons to benefit. Persons can set up ta-
bles at no cost to sell goods. This year the
tables featured clothing and shoes, house


items and furniture, craft goods, sweet
treat and food. The sale began at 8:30 a.m.
and soon the park was filled with persons
who were in search of good buys. Many
tables were set up for worthy causes and
faired well, selling off many items and in
some cases selling completely out. In addi-
tion to the yard sale there was a book sale
at the library with many books on sale at
good prices. This yard sale was very suc-
cessful.
Financial Consultant
Visited PTA
Cleola Pinder, Financial Consultant and
President of B & P Consultant Agency,
was the guest speaker at the March month-
ly PTA meeting. She addressed the parents
and teachers on surviving financially dur-


ing tough economic times. In her address,
she gave five Godly Principals for Suc-
cess:
1. Work hard and earn it legally
2. Honor God by paying your tithes
3. Save
4. Always provide for your family
5. Give to the needy
Her focus was on planning (budgeting)
and saving. Mrs. Pinder, an experienced
banker for many years, gave many scenar-
ios for reducing expenses and supplement-
ing income. She advised those present to
stay away from credit cards and that they
must always be reminded of our purpose
- that is, living to bring honor and glory to
God. It was sad that more parents did not
take advantage of this opportunity because
it was a most informative evening.


School News
Treasure Cay Sporting Club
It is time again when the boys under 10
of the Treasure Cay Sporting Club travel to
Grand Bahama to participate in the primary
school level basketball tournament. Coach
Godfrey and his team will participate in
games with boys from private and public
institutions. Last year the boys were very
successful in the tournament and finished
as the first runner up. This year the team
is hoping to win the tournament and bring
the trophy home.

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Softball is alive
in North Abaco
Softball games are hosted weekly at the
stadium by Sherlin Bootle High School.
Young men from the age of 12 gather at
the field to play. The junior league is su-
pervised by Mr. Nigel Bootle. Games be-
gin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
nights. The games are a continuation of
the softball league and they will continue
all through the summer. The kids are very
enthusiastic about the league and look for-
ward to the games. The games provide
positive activities for the children to take
part in and keep them out of trouble. The


public is invited to come out to these soft-
ball games.
Commonwealth Day
is celebrated
Throughout North Abaco schools took
time to celebrate Commonwealth Day. Stu-
dents and teachers represented the various
countries of the commonwealth. Presenta-
tions were made on the cultures, food, his-
tory and beliefs of the various countries.
Each school celebration was different but
the message was the same and that is al-
though each country maybe different, we
are all connected through the Queen who
is the head of our government structure.
Everyone who attended these special as-
semblies were overwhelmed by the facts


Mrs. Cleola Pinder gave a very informaitve talk to the PTA meeting at S.C. Bootle High
School on Five Godly Principles for Success. She gave advice on how to cope in difficult
economic times. She is shown on the right.


presented and the overall presentations.
Many teachers employed at the schools are
from other Commonwealth countries and
contributed to the rich historical effect of
the celebrations.
Basketball Camp
The Treasure Cay Sporting Club is back
on track with basketball. The yearly bas-
ketball camp is now ready to begin once
again. Coach Godfrey Rolle is calling all
young boys and teenagers in the Treasure
Cay area to be a part of the club. The club
meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 10
a.m. and Sunday evenings at 3 p.m. The
club also has a girls' team who practices on


Saturday evenings at 4 p.m.
The club is an excellent way for children
to interact and social but more importantly
build character skills. The club provides
scholarship for the boys, giving them the
opportunity to attend school off the island
and further their basketball skills and edu-
cation skills. Quite a few young men in
the area have already got scholarships and
were afford the opportunity to excel both
academically and athletically.


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Treasure Cay Primary
School Art Show
The Treasure Cay Primary School host-
ed its annual Art Show on March 13th and
14th. The art show was held at the Trea-
sure Cay Community Center and was open
to the public for viewing with the art on
sale. The art was created by the students
at the school under the direction and assis-
tance by Mrs. Anne Smith, who has assist-
ed that school for the past few years. Many
people came to view the students work and
bid on them. They were sold to the highest
bidder. Buyers were able to meet students


who painted or drew pieces from the vari-
ous classes. The art show was very suc-
cessful, and the organizers are very grate-
ful to all those who supported the event.
Track Students Partici-
pate in Nationals
A 22 member team traveled to Nassau
to participate in the Annual National Track
and Field Championships. This event show-
cases the best of high school track and field
athletes in the country. The Dynamic Dol-
phins of S. C. Bootle certainly made their
presence felt. Grovenor Delancy made it to
the semi-finals in the 800m and placed 5th
in the 400m finals. Yontilia Sands placed
7th in the 400m finals. Charo Williams
made it to the finals in the Triple Jump and


won a Bronze Medal by coming 3rd in the
Long Jump. Terrannise Taylor placed 2nd,
winning a silver medal in the discus. Tim-
mesha Russell finished 5th in the 100m and
also 5th in the Triple Jump. She placed 2nd
and won a silver medal in the long jump
and was named Best Jumper at the event.
Congratulations to the Physical Education
Department for a job well done.
S.C. Bootle competed
On March 18th the Educational District
of Abaco held a Junior and Senior Math/
Science Competition, putting the best aca-
demic minds on the island against each


other. When the dust settled, S. C. Bootle
High School emerged the winner in both
the Junior and Senior Divisions. In fact, the
Juniors did not get a single question wrong!
Way to go. Dynamic Dolphins, you have
made North Abaco proud. Thanks also to
the hard working teachers and coaches.
Student wins third place in
Young Chef Competition
Fredricka McIntosh, a grade 11 student
at Sherlin C. Bootle High School, along
with her teacher, Ms. Chavonne Reid,

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SMore NorthAbaco News


School From Page 11

traveled to Nassau to take part in the Se-
nior Division of Annual Young Chefs
Competition. The best student cooks from
all over the country took part. All students
had to prepare two special dishes using rice
and flour. It was not the first time that she
has taken part in this competition, but she
has never placed. However, this year was
different as she place third in her Division.
She has also been invited to visit the cam-
pus of Johnson and Wales University in
Florida, one of the top culinary schools in
the United States. The trip will be in June.
Congratulations, Fredricka!


This senior team of S.C. Bootle High Scho
first place in the Math/Science Competition
the Abaco Education office. They are Brittan
Anya Mills and Elaine Fenelus.


Church News
Revival services held
The Revival Time Pentecostal Church in
Cooper's Town hosted a week of revival
services during the week of March 9th to
the 13th. The speakers delivered sermons
that uplifted and challenged the hearts of
the audience. The services were declared
to be a true revival that forced people to
want to be revived in their spiritual lives.
This was the first revival at the church for
the year. The power of God has once again
proven that despite the times we are living
in that He is still there for His people.
Prayer Conference
The Esther Network held a prayer con-
ference on February 20th and 21st at the
Faith Convention Center. People came
from all over the island to the
conference that encouraged them
to return to fasting and praying.
Guest speakers First Lady Bren-
da Archer, Lady Antonise Collie
and Dr. Jennifer Deveaux. All
delivered sermons that inspired,
challenged, restored and rejuve-
nated believers. The key mes-
sage throughout the conference
was to return to prayer because
prayer changes things.
Young adult social
meeting
Min. Chuck Sawyer and his
team will be at Full Gospel As-
sembly of God every Friday at
ool won 7:30 p.m. to discuss and ana-
held by lyze everyday issues that young
y Nairn, Christians are faced with. The


sessions provide an intimate worship ex-
perience with God. Bible study is also
held during the session allowing attendees
to search the scriptures and educate each
other.
Church is at new location
Cities of Refuge Non-Denominational
and Restoration Ministries has moved and
is now temporarily located at the Treasure
Cay Primary school grounds. Services are
held weekly on Sunday mornings at 11
a.m. For further information please con-
tact 466-0465 or for a ride to attend a wor-
ship service.
Youth explosion
On March 13th and 14th the place to be
was Mount Hope where a youth explosion


took place. On Friday a special service
was held that featured guest speaker Pastor
Trevor Wilson and Min. Mandell Curry
of Nassau. The special service was very
powerful as God moved to bring hope and
ease the burden of His people in the times
of testing and trials. On Saturday, it was all
about talent! A night of talent was hosted
which allowed young people from through-
out the island to use the talents that God
has blessed them with. There were many
dance groups, choirs, and solo selections.
Leading up to the talent showcase was an
all day fun day where the youth socialized
and had fun together.

Please see North Page 15


The junior team of S. C. Bootle High School also won first place in the Abaco-wide Math/
Science Competition organized by Abaco's Education office. They won the competition
with a perfect score. They are shown with their teacher Mr. Rudolph Kawalram. The
students are Shavado Smith, Oriseia Clarke and Devano Simms.

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petition in Nassau. She will be visiting the
culinary department of Wales and Johnson
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North From Page 14
12th Annual Youth Convention
The End Time Harvest Ministries Youth
Department celebrated its 12th Annual
Youth Convention under the theme Young
Generation Unleash Your Spiritual Gifts.
The convention was held at the church in
Crown Haven on March 23rd to 29th. This
year's convention was like no other. The
presence of God was evident. This year's
guest speakers were Pastor Carlos Reid
of Nassau and Prophetess Erma Colby of
Turks and Cacios.
People came from all around the island
to celebrate with the youth department.
Praise dancers from several churches in-
cluding Full Gospel Assembly, Change
Ministries and St. Andrews Methodist
Church ministered in dance throughout the
week and the New Direction made a spe-
cial appearance. A special service was held
on March 29th to climax the convention.
The convention was officially closed by
the general overseer and presiding bishop,
Bishop Tyrone Mills.
People in the news
Thanks for support
The McIntosh family wishes to say
thank all who supported their recent fair.
Ms. Joycelyn McIntosh of Fox Town host-
ed a fair to defray the medical expenses
that her family has encountered while get-
ting medical treatment for her grandson
who has been under doctor's watch since
his birth. The fair was a grand success and
the family is appreciated to all those who
out and supported this venture.


Death strikes North Abaco
Two residents of Cooper's Town re-
cently passed away. Community mechanic
Paul Cox became ill on March 16th and
visited the clinic where he was treated and
released. However, the pain grew worse
and he returned to the clinic. He was then
airlifted to the Princess Margaret Hospital
where he died that evening.
On March 17 taxi driver Henry
Pritchard, who had suffered from cancer,
lost the fight of life and passed away. The
community of North Abaco expresses sym-
pathy to the Pritchard and Cox families.


Island Roots From Page 1
plaiting of the maypole; Bahamian crafts-
manship through straw, wood and shell
wares; and Bahamian customs through
demonstrations of skulling, conch crack-
ing, dress and dancing.
In addition to the wide variety of arts
and crafts on display and entertainment,
there will be a team of genealogists on site
to trace the family tree of some Bahamian
names as far back as the 18 century. There
will be informative talks available to per-
sons interested in becoming familiar with
Bahamian history, archeology, bush medi-
cine, flora and fauna.
For further information on the 6th An-
nual Island Roots Heritage Festival, please
contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 242-
367-3067.


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Page 16 Section B


The Abaconian


April 15 2009


Moore's Island church


held a Gospel Explosion


A Gospel Explosion
was presented by Soul
Seeking Evangelistic
Churches located in
Hard Bargain, Moore's
Island. The competi-
tion lasted from Feb-
ruary 1st to February
22. The judges were
Evan. Cedric Gaitor,
Rev. Carl Johnson,
Kimberly Gibson and
Garnique Thompson.
Glacie Gaitor was the
score keeper. Pastor
Anthony Williams is the
senior pastor.


ecycle Aluminum Cans
in located next to Every Child Counts


3riday & Saturday Schedule


Ag ist-3rd' 2009

FEATURING:

THE ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE

MARCHING AND POP BANDS,

KIRKLAND 'KB' BODIE, THEREZ HEPBURN,

GULLY ROOSTERS AND LASSIDO BOYS


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Wi ilvi evceyo4ce tojoin us for -A Walk for Hope' to
begin at the Festival Site early Saturday morning (time
to be announced) with allproceeds to be given to the


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thanked its supporters
By Robert Wilson
Lost Without You was the
theme given to the Every Child
Counts assembly March 27th to
thank the volunteers for their
assistance during the school
year. The program consisted
of a variety of performances
by the students, and Ms. Pam
addressed those gathered with
remarks of appreciation on be-
half of Mrs. Lyn Major, the
This is one of the groups of students who entertained school Director.
the volunteers and supporters of Every Child Counts, In all, five classes partici
a school that works with children with problems who pated offering original poetry
cannot be in a normal classroom. and dance numbers while the

ECC Signing Crew performed to the music From a Distance and The World's Greatest
Love. The younger students enjoyed presenting their rendition of I'm a Little Teapot, and
the older students of Mr. Mars' class had prepared a recitation entitled Who We Are.
Following the program, volunteers and family members remained to enjoy a lun-
cheon with the students, organized and prepared by the students of Ms. Pam's class.
The volunteer program at ECC affords the students a specialized curriculum, sup-
ported by many experienced and dedicated volunteers. It is readily apparent that many
of the volunteers continue to give of their and talents as they continue to witness the
student's progress year after year.


First place winner of the Gospel Explosion was Santrice Hield


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The Carnival's time on Abaco has ended


By Mirella Santillo
On April 4th the Carnival closed in Dun-
das Town and by April 5th it was packed
up and left Marsh Harbour, the last stop of
its winter tour in The Bahamas. Gone are
the 16 rides, thrills for the local children,
gone are all the games and the excitement
of having somewhere to go evenings and
weekends, a fun place to socialize.
But the attractions were not the only
things that left with the Carnival. During
its stay on the island, RCA Amusement
Ltd, the company that owns the carnival,

Show From Page 4
will never forget it. In 2007 she produced
the double programme of Fiddler on the
Roof and Annie which, again was a tre-
mendous success.
The newly expanded Marsh Harbour
Dance and Gymnastics School, under the
auspices of Angels Academy, is set to
begin classes in boys' and girls' gymnas-
tics and drama, adult yoga, Middle Eastern
Dance and ballet in the room behind ERA
Dupuch Real Estate at the traffic light. For
information call Elaine Pilon at 367-0883
or 551-5883.


provided jobs for approximately 60 Baha-
mians two-thirds of the total staff who,
during its three week stay, sold tickets at
the entrance, ran the rides, the games and
the food trailers and worked as security of-
ficers. Some people even come from Nas-
sau to help.
The company contributed a boost in the
local economy through renting cars and ac-
commodations, buying food and gasoline,
patronizing some of the local restaurants,
flying local airlines to and from Nassau or
Florida, also leaving a donation to the pri-
mary school for the use of the grounds.
Mrs. Becky Hitchcock, owner/ manager
of RCA Amusement Ltd, mentioned that
2009 marks the 21st anniversary of the
carnival's first visit to The Bahamas. Ev-
ery year since then, the festival has visited
Nassau in December and January, Freeport
for one month in February and every other
year goes to Abaco or another Family Is-
land in March.
The carnival, which is based in Indian
Head, Florida, is a year-round working
company visiting several places in the Unit-
ed States all the way to New Jersey in the
remaining months of the year, explained
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slow times such as the one she encountered
this year on Abaco. "I am contracted five
years in advance," she explained. "So we
will be back in Marsh Harbour again in
2011.
Walking through the rides on my way to
Mrs. Hitchcock's trailer where she keeps
office with the help of Secretary, Cindy
Kramer, I thought about the safety of these
gravity-defying rides and asked about safe-
ty measures. I was assured that the carni-
val follows the rigorous safety laws of the
State of Florida and that a daily inspection
is conducted by Mrs. Hitchcock and her
husband as well as three other people who
are all certified engineers for ride inspec-
tion. She added that, in anticipation, they
bring with them some of the parts most
likely to create a problem not be found in
The Bahamas.
What is life as a carnival person, always


on the go? Being a third generation de-
scendent of the founder, her grandfather,
Mrs. Hitchcock says it is a way of life that
one gets used to and that offers a comfort-
able living money wise. She explained
that her children were raised on the carni-
val grounds until old enough for college,
sometimes helping as they got older, fre-
quenting the local schools or being home
schooled on occasions. This year three
children aged eight to 12 years accompa-
nied the festival attending Central Abaco
Primary School during their stay.
That last Saturday in operation, after
closing time at midnight, all the attractions
and rides were dismantled during the night
to be ready for the boat to take them back
to Florida. Sunday afternoon the people
flew back to the States. However, the same
popular figures will be back to our shores
in two years.


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.. Of Food and Oil


By J F Hedden
For the last month or so I have had the
good fortune to participate in a series of
agricultural meetings and sessions set up to
give exposure to individuals interested in
farming, and vice versa. Jack Hardy of the
Tribune gardening column fame opened a
series of seminars with a valuable intro-
duction to home food production especially
oriented to the backyard gardener. Later
in the series Mike Parotti of Rocky Farms
Nursery gave a practical demonstration of
plant propagation including cuttings, moss-
ing and division. He pointed out to us all
that most methods of increasing planting
stock involve the use of cloning, which
of course in today's world has become a
controversial topic. My thanks to both of
them.
Browsing through the national press
yesterday, I came across an invitation for
bids to tender BEC for the Wilson City
power station transmission circuits. Guess
what? The inevitable has come to pass as
we all knew it would. I do not think there
has been any public reaction to the initial
proposal and land clearing with road ac-
cess done by the Corporation almost a year
ago now. Many people have indicated their
concerns, especially when it comes to the
perceived loss of access to a traditional
area. Very many others have indicated
concerns with the fuel source of bunker C
both in terms of exhaust wastes and han-
dling of the fuel itself.
However, there has been absolutely no
organised action to prevent, divert, ratio-
nalise or otherwise convince the Bahamian
government that the Snake Cay area would
be a much better location due to already
existing facilities and the location of the


sparkling new landfill facility which, by
the way the Minister for the Environment
complimented on having no accidental
burning to date. So we get what we de-
serve. We all expect someone else to take
up the banner of prevention and protec-
tion while we go off and make money, and
'try' to earn a wage.
However, I in my usual "problem with
understanding" way find it difficult to
"comprehend" where those privately-fund-
ed regional and national organisations who
actually employ staff for environmental rea-
sons have managed to secrete themselves
over this looming reality. Perhaps they
have been in conference with the players
"behind closed doors" working out ways
of mitigation and mopping up procedures
after the catastrophe has happened. But no
word to us the general public on activities,
progress, problems and requests for assis-
tance with these ongoing concerns.
Then again perhaps we are all too busy
with making the whole of Abaco a national
park where all the fishermen will be "Park
Wardens" and the hunters will become
"Park Rangers." Then again perhaps with
perfect logic they are unprepared to "bite
the hand that feeds them." No matter this
because whether we want it or not, the
Wilson City power generating and distri-
bution facility is to become a reality.
Again, on the other hand where is all the
noise and kerfuffle that took place recently
over the need for proper planning for de-
velopment. This, if I remember correctly,
became what turned out to be nothing more
than a publicity campaign for the brand
new "spit and polish" Ministry for the En-
vironment administered by a very charis-
matic and likeable elected politician. Then


nothing. It seems that only with public vo-
calisation does a response and initiations of
activity take place, but the momentum fails
and the ball soon stops rolling. Again it
would seem to me that we the public are
still unprepared to take the responsibil-
ity for action on our own shoulders. It is
always so much easier to do nothing and
pretend it will eventually go away. Case
in point, the proposed relocation of Baha-
mas Fast Ferry "landing" on the southern
coastline from Sandy Point. Quite rightly
the move is to rectify the erosion along
the beach in the settlement caused by the
present ramp interfering with normal wa-
ter flow. Initially I was very concerned
by the threat to Duck Pond, but now feel
more comfortable with the move because
of sourcing local knowledge that this pond
is not permanent and is in fact a seasonal
fixture. In other words I learned something
that I did not know, (but it is common local
knowledge). Thank you all.
In fact, I have learned a lot of stuff re-
cently, which makes me feel I can't be get-
ting old, just wiser (maybe).
Again, within the last few days I have
heard and have seen in the media that the
geographic Bahamas archeapelago is at the
top of the list for land loss due to sea level
rise due to global warming along with the
Maldives. What are we doing about it?
For example one of the other island nation
chains is already looking to purchase pri-
vate land in another country to provide for
its citizens when this eventuality comes to
pass. Crazy? Maybe not. Here we haven't
even recognised that there is a problem;
but no matter, those of us who live on
higher land may get to own our own island
one day. What a thought, living in absolute
isolation.
But back to BEC, planning for develop-
ment, and some questions. Almost every
person living on Abaco should be aware of
the unreliable electrical power supply from
the local utility, as they must also be aware
that the rapid development of Abaco's eco-
nomic sector has resulted in a poor electri-
cal supply to the consuming public. Is this
a result of poor planning?
The Snake Cay area dedicated to port
and waste facilities is rapidly becoming the
industrialised region of a growing Abaco,


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the basic infrastructure and transhipment
facilities being already in place. Snake Cay
is also close to the population centre and
easily accessible by land and sea. Snake
Cay is a public area and should remain so.
As Marsh Harbour grows and absorbs the
settlements of Dundas Town and Murphy
Towns, room for expansion in its immedi-
ate vicinity is limited to the hilly land be-
tween the well fields near Spring City and
the coast to the East. Further expansion to
the south will have to hop over Snake Cay
because of the new dump and continue to
the South along the sides of the highway.
This of course leads up to the inevitable
question. How are the public, the local
councils, town committees, and local agen-
cies of central government planning for this
expansion? Where are we going to put all
this new stuff? Even more local within the
confines of Marsh Harbour itself, is any
consideration being made to relocate the
ferry terminal to the area of Calcutta and
road improvements and access to the road
along the coast that services the region?
And of course as we travel south we come
to the new BEC generating and distribu-
tion centre well out of sight and mind near
Wilson City. Three or four miles south of
Snake Cay we will have another industri-
alised area. I understand that BEC is con-
sidering franchising the electrical distribu-
tion on Abaco to a private contractor intent
on developing alternate power generation
systems. Where is the logic of remotely
locating this facility away from an already
existing industrial facility? What is our
opinion on alternate power generation? Do
we even know what it is?
I look around the neighbourhood and
see blatant examples of poor planning and
implementation. The one pole traffic light
opposite Percy's gas station flashing red
and often just solid red. What is its pur-
pose? It is annoying and possibly danger-
ous. Also we have the continued movement
of uncovered garbage to the new dump at
Snake Cay. At least this is positive because
the more garbage ends upon the side of the
road it provides employment as well as re-
ducing the fill loading on the cells at the
dump.
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By Rita Reis Wieczorek
Rear Commodore
Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club mem-
bers gathered on the beach at the Abaco
Beach Resort for a party catered by the
resort with drinks provided by our faith-
ful club bar tenders Paul Graham, Steve
O'Brien and Steve Brandt. They have been
wonderful all season tending bar for our
thirsty members and their guests.
Recreation include several games. First
- we had limbo contest-men and women
competed against each other in the sand to
limbo tunes provided by our DJ Ray Val-
lerie. It was a lot of fun to see if tall, short,


thin and not so thin members could get
down under the limbo bar and risk getting
dirty with sand in their pants! The Queen
of the contest was Carolyn Wilson from the
m/v Sea Island Girl. For all of you mem-
bers who think the contest was rigged since
Carolyn is the wife of the former Commo-
dore, Carolyn wore a long dress to Limbo
in. That is not easy to accomplish.
Another game was a Sand Skiing Contest
for teams of four to five persons on skis.
I have never done Sand Skiing before, but
it was a lot of fun. The teams competed in
three heats before one team won the con-
test. The winning team was lead by Karla


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Sand skiing was one of the games that the members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht
Club played at their last party of the season. Teams of four competed. The sport requires
coordination among the members of each team.


Allen along with Pat Halperin, Rita Wiec-
zorek and Ashley Harmon.
Other games included guessing the name
of person standing behind a screen with
only his and her legs showing and a conch
horn blowing contest. Men and women
lined up to vie for a title. Roberta Brandt
and Paul Graham won the title of longest
blowers while Rick Brenneman and Gail
Thomassen were named the loudest conch
horn blowers.
Everyone enjoyed a dinner of grilled
hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trim-
mings. Many members are leaving to re-
turn to their home ports so this was one
last chance for all to celebrate a wonderful
winter season at the Abaco Beach Resort
and Boat Harbour.

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Congrat-
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family
including
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mother, District Superintendent of
Education, Mrs. Lenora Black.


AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
request. Call 357-6511.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the AlAnon group
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Spring is in the air, the cumulous
clouds are forming and the garden is re-
joicing. The Alton Lowe Garden Theatre,
the theatre of renowned artist Alton Lowe,
welcomes back to his Gallery Stage Sandra
Riley's solo drama, Miss Ruby, starring
Luisa Black. Its presentation will coincide
with this year's Island Roots Heritage Fes-
tival.
It was back in May of 2001 that on this
stage in New Plymouth this play made its
world premiere much to the delight of its
audience. Mr. Jack Hardy of Nassau's Tri-
bune reported to his readers, "How pleas-
ant to live on an island as beautiful as Ab-
aco and yet be able to enjoy professional
drama." Mr. Hardy went on to describe
Ms. Black's performance as "a masterly
performance that will long be remembered
by those present."
Ms. Riley drew inspiration from decades
of historical research thus providing his-
tory in a most entertaining drama under her
direction with music by Ms. Peggy Hall
and lighting design by Mr. Travis Neff.


The play introduces one to Miss Ruby
Curry, a teacher on Green Turtle Cay in
1927. From her porch she reminisces and
tells her story of her early upbringing in
New Plymouth reliving school days and
nights of story telling.
The play goes on to describe her life in
Key West as the niece of Florida's richest
man and native Bahamian, William Curry,
at the latter end of the 19th century. It is
in Key West that Miss Ruby falls in love
with Assistant Engineer Darwin Merritt of
the U.S. Battleship Maine discovering love
on the eve of Cuban independence and the
Spanish-American War. Ms. Black's artful
performance delivers a story full of humor,
island wisdom and everlasting love.
Performances will be presented at 7:30
p.m. on April 30th and at 7:30 p.m. on
May 1 at Lowe's Gallery Stage, Black
Sound, Green Turtle Cay. For tickets
please contact Mr. Lowe at (242) 365-4264
or the Albert Lowe Museum at (242) 365-
4094. Admission is $20.


Alton Lowe's Gallery Stage

Welcomes Back Miss Ruby


Break in During the night of March 17
the library and tuck shop at the Fox Town
Primary School were broken into. Snack
food and drinks were taken and finger-
prints were left behind. A suspect is being
sought.
Vessel Tampered With About sun-
down on March 25 police were alerted to
the Prime Minister's boat being tampered
with at its mooring in Green Turtle Cay.
Shop breaking The lounge and snack
bar at Albury's Ferry at Crossing Beach
was broken into during the night of March
17. The cash register was taken and finger
prints were found by the police.
Magistrate's Court
Causing Grievous Harm Berthany
Mathurin of Pigeon Peas pleaded not guilty
when arraigned on March 31 for chopping
a man on the head with a cutlas. Since he
had no status in The Bahamas, he was de-
nied bail and was remanded to prison until
his trial scheduled on April 29 in Marsh
Harbour.


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Possession of Firearm with Intent to
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Town was arraigned in the Marsh Harbour
Magistrate's court on March 31 for endan-
gering the life of a man with a flare gun.
He was granted bail of $3,000 with one
surety for a court appearance on June 3.
Housebreaking Suiluke Innocent was
arraigned on April 3 for breaking into a
house on the S.C. Bootle Highway dur-
ing the day of March 27 and stealing elec-
tronic items. He pleaded not guilty and was
granted bail of $1,500 for a court appear-
ance on May 29.
Breach of The Fisheries Act Barry Al-
bury, Felix Albury, Calvin Albury, Bruce
Brown, Delvin Cephas and Craig Cephas
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April 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section B Page 21


Baker's Bay continues with


its to development plans


This is the new marina at Baker's Bay Ocean and Golf Club. The top center is the Ma-
rina Village, the heart of the resort. Work continues wtih several large homes and other
buildings under construction. In the lower part of the pictures are two man-made islands
that will be residential and will be accessed by bridges. The marina has 150 slips and
has recently opened.


The far northwest part of Great Guana Cay is the site of Baker's Bay golf course that is
well underway. Residential lots will be available all along the shoreline a shoreline that
is one of the most beautiful beaches on Abaco. Both photo thanks to Anyes Adams


By Michael Harvey
The Bahama Swallow is a small, green
and white bird found only in the pine for-
ests of the northern Bahamas. They are
most often seen sitting on telephone wires,
racing past overhead or perhaps visiting
nests in the eaves of buildings. While it is
considered vulnerable to extinction in part
because of destruction and development of
forest, the Bahama Swallow is still poorly
known. A new project aims to gather new
data on Bahama Swallows by studying
their behavior, breeding biology and diet
in South Abaco. This project is being con-
ducted by a team of swallow researchers
from across the Americas called "Golond-
rinas de las Americas," in partnership with
the Friends of the Environment and the Ba-
hamas National Trust.
Bahama Swallows nest in holes in pine
trees made by woodpeckers, but they will
also use man-made bird houses or other ap-
propriate spots. In order to easily study the
birds, biologist Michael Harvey from Cor-
nell University recently put up 50 wooden
bird houses specially designed for swal-
lows. The houses are located on posts or
high on pine trees near Sandy Point and
Crossing Rocks. If all goes well, the swal-
lows will
start nest-
ing in these
houses ei-
ther this or
next Spring.
Once
swallows
start us-
ing the bird
houses, a
team of re-
A newly placed nesting searchers
box that will be monitored or students
each spring


A Bahama Swallow
from The Bahamas and elsewhere will
gather data on the swallows during their
entire breeding season, roughly April
through June. They will capture, mark and
measure adult swallows and chicks, keep
careful track of the dates swallows lay eggs
and the dates chicks hatch and leave the
nest, and gather information on the feed-
ing behavior and diet of the swallows. This
information can then be combined with in-
formation on swallows in other places to
tell researchers how and why the breeding
strategies of Bahama Swallows are differ-
ent. It can also tell them about how swal-
lows respond to weather conditions and as
a result how they might respond to changes
in climate. Finally, this information should
help biologists to understand what Baha-
ma Swallows need in order to raise their
young, which will help them to protect this
unique bird in the future.
If you want to see Bahama Swallows,
keep an eye on telephone wires through
pine forest anywhere on Abaco. Other-
wise, the swallows are easy to see sitting
on wires or visiting their nests right in the
town of Sandy Point during the nesting sea-
son. Also, if you happen to spot swallows
visiting a bird house near Sandy Point or
Crossing Rocks, please let us know! You
can visit the Golondrinas de las Americas
web page at golondrinas.cornell.edu for
more information and for contact details


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Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521
or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4:30 pm
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-
295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net
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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April 15 2009


Marsh Harbour signs

contract for road repairs

I a~d -


The Marsh Harbour Town Committee signed a contract with Bahamas Hot Mix for vari-
ous road paving and repairs. The contract was for $19,000 and included 200feet and 75
feet on Pappy's Way near the old Sawyer's Market, 75feet of paving at the airport round-
about near the road leading to Cherokee Aviation and patching marterial for repairing
potholes and road edges. Another contract was signed with James Martin for $8,640 for
building a gazebo at the Union Jack dock. Shown seated are Mr. Martin, Roscoe Thomp-
son III and Harland Johnson. Mr. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee, is signing
for the Committee while Mr. Johnson is signing for Bahamas Hot Mix. Looking on are
Lowell Albury, Colon Curry, Carl Archer and Roger Delancy.


Hedden From Page 18
Finally, the question always arises over
who to blame and who to hold accountable
for this shortfall in dedication and commit-
ment to proper planning and development.
But then I refer to our excellent exercise in
democracy, when, once every five years
we actually give our opinion at the polls.


That's it; we then turn the welfare of our
country exclusively over to the politicians.
The public servants, secure in their tenure,
say and do nothing, and the rest of us go
back to the everyday chore of our own tiny
little universe. The reality of course then
reflects on all of us.
What me worry?


Sudoku puzzle No math required
The numerals 1-9 must
appear only once in: 5 8 4
* each 9-block square
* each row 5 1
* each column
The answer is on 3 1 7 2 9
page 21.
Every Sudoku game 6 5 8
begins with a number of
squares already filled in. 8 4 6 5 1
The more squares that
are known, the easier 3 2 4
it is to figure out which
numbers go in the open
squares. As you fill in 8
squares correctly, op-
tions for the remaining 9 5
squares are narrowed
and it becomes easier to 1 6 8
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business service directory


Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
- Excavators
Services:
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


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


Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals
-G

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




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


Phone 577-0184 577-0220
P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Abaco Carpets
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Laminate Flooring
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock


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


Your Ad Could
Be Here
Call 367-3202


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


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


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


We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night


For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com


Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
St. James
Methodist
Hope Town
SSunday Services
9:30 & 11
SMission House
366-0400

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


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


Church
Cu 4 4


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April 15, 2009 The Abaconian


Section B Page 23


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


Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677




Employment Opportunities
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
Cat Dozers
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
wheeled excavators
Please fax resumes to
Human Resources Manager: 242-377-2193



Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
information

4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info

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
365-8188

5 beautician booths, 2 nail technician booths
& 1 spa masseuse booth available at Restora-
tion Salon & Spa. Any beautician wanting to
become certified to use Mizani Products con-
tact Sharmon Davis @ 475-1391


3 Tier High Craftsman Tool Chest, 16 draw-
ers completely filled w/ wrenches and tools of
every kind. Too numerous to list. For com-
plete list call 365-8188. $1950 OBO




1997 416C Caterpillar in good working con-
dition. $25,000 OBO Contact 475-2856
Pre-owned Briggs & Stratton 8000 watt por-
table generator. Used less than 5 hrs, electric
start, gas operated, 12V, 120V & 240V out-
put. battery charger, adaptor plugs, extension
cord. New $2,500. Now reduced to $1,950
OBO Call David 365-8892 or 577-0263




For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031




A left-handed chank, sometimes called a horse
conch or blow conch, for someone from Sri
Lanka. Left-handed shells holds a special
meaning to their society and they would like
very much to find one.


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
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262




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-
202-8532


15' Boston Whaler, just refitted and anti-
fouled, Bimini top & 60 HP Mercury with low
hniirc ta Sn Cnntart 367-01 ni r 475-1970


15' Fiberglass skiff, 25 HP Yamaha, trailer
included. Excellent condition. $3500 OBO
Contact 475-8455 or455-3391


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


19' Boston Whaler, '96, 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
1 kvlr.ernir'rn n orn


ly iUusKy LL, 19v3, Luuu Yamana iuu nr,
four-stroke 390 hrs. Hull rebuilt 2006, VHF,
Bimini, new windshield, recent battery &
bilge pump, spare prop. DUTY PAID. Boat
in Hope Town $8500 dkiefer@fsu.edu or call
366-0677


BOATS & MAR T1 ~INE ITEMS~ !~I
FO AL


19.5' Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP
Yamaha. $25,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033
22' Catalina sailboat '78, 4 sails, retractable
keel. 8 HP Johnson. $4000 Tel. 366-0025
25'.Performance Trimaran, 3 good sails, 8
HP outboard. $6000 Call 366-0552


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 $16,500 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
367-4409


27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $38,000 OBO
Call 458-6776


L r IIlterI IIUEIICI JdhllUUdl, IulIiy CUJIJcLL,
solar panel, 26 HP Volvo, draft 4.5' Bimini, full
enclosure, autopilot, radar, chartplotter, Baha-
mian registry, located AYS Green Turtle. Price
$17,000 Contact warrenjp@sympatico.ca
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive platform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
77-41l- 5110 9r dlannva'mr iobmarine rnm


28' Bertram SF twin diesel, Port engine needs
work. Have parts to fix. $12,500 Will trade for
open fisherman w/ outboard. Ph. 242-366-2065
or 577-0356
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 bar-
gain. (541) 535-1326


BOTS& ARNEITM


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 365-8349


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, 11ft. 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
email: dcosmanl661@rogers.com


,.1 -.= 1
33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. turbo charged Yanmar.
Perfect live aboard or cruiser. DUTY PAID.
Too many extras to list. $29,000 Go to www.
abacoboat.com or call 242-475-3149

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44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $129,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
andrewwhymanb@aol.com


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or Emilkaheeghchifi $1,9,0. Ref. ASI, 9


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


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


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


BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. It. lot with 10 tt. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
fronlage, 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. tt. 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-
uLry amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Hall acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
TREASURE CAY: 8 acre parcel on Basin Harbour Cay. $249,000. PS10700
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. 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.


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
A eS


ELBOW CAY ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home. just across Two harbour view villas totalling 4
from the beach, offering a large pool bedrooms and 4 baths with large
and deck space for entertaining, deck, pool, and private dockage.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665 $2,415,000. Ref. AS11127

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ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662


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



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


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701


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GREAT GUANA GAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033


MARSH HARBOUR
4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home
with dock pier, brand new decor, and
a spacious covered back porch.
$810,000. Ref. AS10917


Island Paradise Main
GREAT ABACO CLUB,
MARSH HARBOUR
This luxurious waterfront
vacation estate includes a
5 bedroom residence and
two-4 bedroom cottages,
boat dockage, and pool.
Sleeps 34.
$10,000/week
Ref. AR10564


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


MARSH HARBOUR ELBOW CAY GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR 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,
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
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips, vehicle. Near the beach, spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,295,000. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648 $850,000. Ref. AS11108


MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
Rare opportunity to purchase this
6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
1.5 acres. Great investment.
$795,000. Ref. AS11118


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