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Publication Date: May 1, 2009
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47 Rangers from 3 schools are inducted

The Defence Force program for teens is now active on Abaco


The Ranger program was introduced on Abaco a few months ago and attracted 47 high school students. On April 4 the gstudents
were inducted into the program in a formal ceremony at the dock in Marsh Harbour. The inductees demonstrated their marching
skills during the program before standing at guard to be inspected by Commodore Clifford Scavella, Commander of the Royal LBa-
hamas Defence Force.


Larry Cartwright views

new farmland plots


By Mirella Santillo
Abaco's first contingent of Royal Baha-
mas Defense Force Rangers was inducted
on April 4th in a formal ceremony that
took place in Marsh Harbour at the freight
dock. With the HMBS Nassau moored
at the dock as a background, 47 students
displayed their drill skills before being
officially inducted while one of their in-
structor, Marine Seaman Akeem Saunders
stood guard.
Ms. Michelle Mikula from the Ministry
of Tourism was MC while proud parents
stood in the audience taking photos and
watching their sons and daughters march
to the music of the Royal Bahamas Defense
Force Band.
Twenty-three students from Abaco
Central High School, one student from
St. Francis de Sales and 23 students from
S.C. Bootle High School stood at attention
in their crisp uniforms to demonstrate the
discipline skills they had learned during the
first part of the training session. After the
march, they stood at guard to be inspect-
ed by the Commodore Clifford Scavella,
Commander of the Royal Bahamas De-
fence Force.
Please see Rangers Page 2


Hope Town School wins

UNESCO Sandwatch Competition


By Candace Key
It was an exciting day at Hope Town
School "The Environmental School" when
Principal Candace Key received word that
the school had placed first in the Primary


School Division of the worldwide video
competition! Dr. Gillian Cambers, world
renown authority on beach erosion and a

Please see Cays Page 5


Choir Presented Easter Cantata


me non. Larry Lartwrlgnt, Minister o iMarine Kesources, was tne Keynote speaKer
at the Marine Environment Seminar hosted by Friends of the Environment. Later he
toured the farm allotments recently made available south of Marsh Harbour. Shown
here are Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman of BAIC; Permanent Secre-
tary Harrison Thompson; Anthony Gibson, Abaco's agriculture officer; Senior Admin-
istrator Cephas Cooper; and Mr. Cartwright. The men are viewing a well where an
irrigation system is being installed.


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Members of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel Choir presented two very successful
Easter Cantata performances. The first was at the Treasure Cay Community Centre on
April 1 and the second in their home church on Palm Sunday. Both performances were
very well attended. The programme began with some rousing congregational singing of
well loved Easter hymns and two moving solos by Troy Albury and Londa Sawyer. The
17-member choir and soloist Ruth Albury did an excellent job of presenting the beauti-
ful cantata Because He Lives which expressed a powerful message, telling the story of
the Saviour's suffering, death, burial and resurrection. Choir Director Kevin Sawyer
asked for no applause saying, "The choir wants no glory or praise; it is not about us; it
is about Him." The very appreciative audience, however, did show its pleasure in the
choir's wonderful performance at the end of the evening. The story was ably narrated
by choir master Kevin's son, Christopher, and Myron Sawyer accompanied two of the
songs in sign language. Photo by Troy Albury.


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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2009






Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Rangers will continue training after installation


Rangers From Page 1
Commodore Scavella stated that in-
vesting in the nation's youth can never be
wrong. He reminded them of the Rangers'
pledge: discipline, determination and dedi-
cation and expressed his hopes that more
students will join and said that all schools
were welcome.
The new inductees received their cer-
tificates which were presented by some of
the various officials present. Ranger Nicles
Saintil from Abaco Central High School
received the Commodore's Award of Ex-
cellence for his 3.5 GPA.
Mrs. Cecile Strachan, Permanent Secre-
tary wit the Ministry of National Security,
explained how the program was created
15 years ago "to groom and grow young
men and women into respectable citizens.


Rangers, you are history in the making."
She mentioned that Abaco was the second
Family Island where the program had been
installed. She urged them to continue prac-
ticing their drill and to encourage other
students into participating in the program.
The Hon. Byran S. Woodside, Minister
of State for Youth and Sports, congratulated
the inductees and encouraged them to con-
tinue in the way they had chosen. He thanked
the parents for supporting the young people.
"Celebrate your children while they are do-
ing positive things," he stressed.
In her address Mrs. Lenora Black, Dis-
trict School Superintendent, expressed her
gratitude for the partnership between the
Department of Education and the Defense
Force and praised the new rangers. "The
Bahamas needs people determined to make
a difference. I am looking forward to see the


difference you'll make in your community
and The Bahamas at large," she stated.
The ceremony was followed by refresh-
ments on board the HMBS Nassau and on
the dock accompanied by the music of the


Royal Defense Force Band.
The Rangers resumed training on April
15th at Abaco Central High School and on
April 16th at S.C. Bootle High School.


HMBS Nassau formed the backdrop for the induction of 47 Rangers on April 4. The ship
brought the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band that provided entertainment for the
ceremony. The Rangers are students at three high schools who train weekly. The com-
mander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Clifford Scavella, spoke to
the Rangers encouraging them to do well.


The Rangers were presented with certificates by the Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister of
State of Lands and Local Government, shown center right. The Defence Force is hoping
to expand the program on Abaco, only the second Family Island to have the program..


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743 ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3967
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfront home with private dock.
3bedl2bath, bonus room, extra lot.$1,300,000.
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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.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #1640
TAHITI HAi SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
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HOPE TOWN I ELIOW CAY #3207 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
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TILLOO CAY #4317
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GUANA CAY #4735 TILLOO CAY #4889
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water dock, good rental history. $999,000. Beach, docks, pool, lush gardens. $6,400,000.
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LOTS & ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, excellent elevation. $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes Beachfront. FURTHER REDUCED from $495,000 to $395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3945 Dorros Cove Lot 43 UNDER CONTRACTWater 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 near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500 Jane Patterson

TILLOO CAY
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#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 112 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. $150,000+. Laurie Schreiner
#4558Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

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News of the Cays


Cays From Page 1
Nobel Prize winner for her work in cli-
mate change, notified Mrs. Key of their
win. Dr. Cambers is the Director of the
UNESCO Sandwatch program.
Hope Town School has been involved
with the Sandwatch program for eight
years. It is an ongoing science\math proj-
ect that involves measuring, sorting and
identifying the types of beach vegetation
and animals, trash, sand, wave heights,
currents, use of the beach and water con-
ditions and purity. The group has been
challenged to design beach improvements
and monitor certain areas for change as-
sociated with development, erosion, storm
damage and suspected
rise in water levels
over the years. The
students have placed
first in many areas of
the competitive study
and work and attended
conferences with other
Caribbean Sandwatch
students in Dominica,
Trinidad and more re-
cently, Barbados.
This particular ama-
teur video contest that
the group just won in-
volved filming, then
producing a four-min-
ute video on the group's
most recent project. Sea Horse Boat
Sea Horse Boat
The project they have
by offering a one
been working on was to
boat on that day.
study a section of patch
reef. Students James resenrvatihe coupons man
reef. Students James
reservations man


Boyce and Natasha Albury, who attended
the Barbados conference last fall, were
taught about film making. They returned to
put their training to good use! They were
aided by Matthew McCoy of Loggerhead
Productions here in Hope Town. Several
students were able to go to his studio after
the shooting and develop the final entry.
The film was on You-Tube along with the
other entries. The school won money that
will be used environmentally to terrace the
back of the school and landscape the prop-
erty with native vegetation, of course!
Sea Horse celebrates 31 years
On April 14th Sea Horse Boat Rentals
celebrated 31 years in business. To cel-


Rentals celebrated its 31st year in business
-week boat rental to the first person to rent a
Rick and Mary were the lucky people. Pre-
e with the keys to their boat is Sandra Pinder,
ager at the company.


ebrate the company presented a free one-
week boat rental to Rick and Mary Curcio
of Florida along with gift certificates from
Ebb Tide Gift Shop, Cap'n Jacks Restau-
rant and Cracker P's Bar and Grill. Rick
and Mary were the only people to reserve
a boat on the 14th and, as a consequence,
they won all the prizes. "They thought we
were kidding when we told them what they
had won!" Stafford Patterson said.
The business was originally the brainchild
of Jack Patterson and Stafford Patterson and
actually began as Sea Horse Marine. It of-
fered sales and service of Johnson/Evinrude
outboard motors to the residents of Hope
Town and the surrounding area from their
workshop located on the water in Back
Creek in Hope Town harbour.
It was only a few months after opening
in 1978 that the company bought its first
boat to rent, an old beat up 13-foot Boston
Whaler that they equipped with a new 25
hp Johnson. The company gained a repu-
tation for quality outboard motor mechani-
cal services but added more boats to its
rental fleet as demand slowly grew through
the 1980s. Because of this reputation the


company was asked in February of 1989
to provide boats for the guests of Abaco
Beach Resort, so they opened a second
office. They now have 26 boats and still
maintain their business in two locations.
Hope Town is
featured in Scrubs
By Jennifer Hudson
The award winning sitcom Scrubs pro-
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cifically the settlement of Hope Town,
into the homes of millions far and wide
on April 8 and 15 when aficionados of the
show tuned into ABC at 8 p.m. The Scrubs
stars were on Elbow Cay filming these two
episodes between June 22 and 27, 2008.
The on-site filming of Scrubs was a collab-
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Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Film
Commission and the Abaco Tourism Of-
fice. Bill Lawrence, the creator and direc-
tor of Scrubs, spent much time as a young
adult in Hope Town as his parents own a
second home there. He had always wanted

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Cays From Page 5
to film an episode in Hope Town so was
delighted when he was actually able to
make it reality.
The shoot featured a destination wedding
for the janitor and his bride at the Hope
Town Harbor Lodge and the doctors of Sa-
cred Heart Hospital were thrilled to seize
the opportunity to travel to Hope Town to
help them celebrate. Some of the locales
where filming took place included Har-
bour's Edge Restaurant, the Hope Town
Medical Centre, the Lodge dock and the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge with its beauti-
ful beach. The show also featured several
Hope Town residents as cast extras. Three
with slightly more prominent parts were
Gary Richarson, bartender at the Lodge,


Van and Sue Lawrence are the parents of B
rence, the creator and director of Scrubs,
on ABC. They were excited that two episode
program were filmed in Hope Town where th
owed a second-home since 1992. They wer
Hope Town Harbour Lodge for the showin,
episodes.


Ira Key, whose part involved having drinks
at the bar with some of the wedding guests
and who had quite an amusing 'one liner,'
and Van Lawrence, father of Bill, creator
and director of Scrubs. According to Van,
his son had been trying for years to get his
father to take a small part and now that the
show was being filmed in Hope Town, he
felt he could no longer refuse.
The beauty and charm of Hope Town
was portrayed throughout the shoot in
spectacular shots from the top of the light-
house, great footage of the Lodge beach
and pool, the Sailing Club dinghy dock
and fantastic aerial shots of the town and
harbour. There were several verbal men-
tions and visual branding of The Bahamas
and Hope Town and two Bahamian songs,
Gatta Find My Woman by Jay Mitchell and
For You by Lady E, were integrated into
the show's music.
There was a party atmosphere
at the Lodge on both nights of
the airing of the two episodes,
as both locals and tourists gath-
ered, eager to see themselves
and friends on screen. A ferry
load of people from Marsh Har-
bour joined the party for the
first showing and Estin Sawyer
added some lively Bahamian
music to the ambience of the
evening. The show was watched
on an eight-foot by eight-foot
ill Law- screen set up by the pool. "It
a sitcom was a lot of fun and was a great
's of the success," said Tom Hazel, Man-
hey have ager of the Hope Town Harbour
e at the Lodge. "We had a great turnout
g of the both nights and people enjoyed
it very much. We have even had


tourists contacting us via email to say they
had seen it." Tom Hazel commented that
following the series people were able to
watch an out take provided by Van Law-
rence, giving a behind the scenes look.
This was a piece the crew had filmed for
themselves and included comments on The
Bahamas and all the fun they had had.
A Scrub's Vacation Giveaway was
packaged by the Ministry of Tourism in
conjunction with industry partners such
as Albury's Ferry, Harbour's Edge and the
Lodge in an effort to generate further inter-
est in the show and on Abaco.
39th Abaco Anglers
Fishing Tournament
By Karen Lowe
This year the Abaco Anglers Fishing
Tournament celebrated its 39th year of
fishing the Abaco wa-
ters on April 16 to 25.
Although the weather
hindered many from
participating, those
who did compete land-
ed some nice fish. The
anglers also enjoyed so-
cializing at the awards
banquet held at Cap'n
Jacks in Hope Town
on April 25th and were
grateful to receive
handmade awards from
our local Little Har-
bour artist, Pete John-
ston. As always, we
continue to encourage The Abaco Angle
junior anglers to fish tion on April 16
this fun family-oriented hampered by ban
tournament. Syd Roberts are


Anglers receiving awards this year are
as follows:
JuniorlJunior Class (12 and under) Boys:
1st Place: Elijah Lowe, 11 pound barra-
cuda on 15 lb. test line
2nd Place: Skyler Key, 10 pound snapper
on 80 lb. test line
Junior Class (13 to 16 years) Boys:
1st Place: Patrick Metcalf, 10 pound bar-
racuda on 6 lb. test line
Unfortunately, we did not have any ju-
nior female anglers this year
Women's Division:
30 lb. test Kylie Magee 5.5 lb. Dolphin
50 lb. test Peggy Magee 46 lb. Dolphin
80 lb. test Vonnie Leroy Grey 26 lb. Dolphin
130 lb. test Dory & Kylie Magee 18 lb.

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Cays From Page 6
Dolphin
Wire line Dory Magee 41 lb. Rockfish
Bonefish Cindy Gonzalez 6 lb. Bonefish
Men's Division:
12 lb. test Sydney Roberts 17 lb. Dolphin
20 lb. test Craig Knowles 18 lb. Dolphin
30 lb. test David Sundburg 33.5 lb. Dolphin
80 lb. test Paul Magee 41 lb. Dolphin
130 lb. test Sydney Roberts 35 lb. Dolphin
Wire line David Sundburg 20 lb. Dolphin
Hand line Sydney Roberts 26 lb. Dolphin
Fly Rod Sydney Roberts 23 lb. Dolphin
Shark Shane Carroll 4.5 ft. Lemon
Sydney Roberts, owner of Nokomis,
received the award for the Overall Boat
Trophy.
Next year will be special in that we are


Hope Town Council has
license for the Northern
Pelican Cay
The Department of Lands and Sur-
veys has agreed to give an annual license
to the Hope Town District Council for
the most northern Pelican Cay for $1
per annum. This license is for "oversee-
ing the continued community access to
beaches and other areas of recreational
interest on the cay." This approval was
granted for a request that was dated Jan-
uary 2002.
celebrating 40 years hosting this tourna-
ment. We encourage anyone who is in-
terested in participating next year, please
mark the dates on your calendar, April 15-


24th, 2010. All are welcome. Hope-
fully, we will welcome more junior
anglers participating next year.
Art Show and Auction
at Green Turtle Cay
By Jennifer Hudson
Art Splash, the third annual Abaco
Cancer Society Art Show and Auc-
tion, was a great success. The April
4th event, hosted by the Green Turtle
Club, drew a record number of both
participants and visitors this year,
making it the society's most successful
event ever.
Thirteen artists exhibited their work,
all of which was for sale, and many
of them donated part of their proceeds
to the Abaco Cancer Society. Fine art
was displayed by Jeep Byers, Zyandric
Jones, Marjolein Scott, Bob Zwickel,
Leanne Russell and Jo-Anne Brad-
ley. Other categories of art were of-
fered by Donnie Wood, bronze sculp-
tures and silver and gold jewelry; Tim
Higgs, underwater photography; Louis
Schneider, photography; Kimberly
Roberts, quilting; Lillian Cash, straw
bags; Royce Sands, wood turning; and
Linda Wiltfang, jewelry. The Cancer
Society was very encouraged that the

Please see Cays Page 9


Local puppy wins
Best in Show


Ten-month-old Bedlington Terrier puppy, San-
don n' Oakhill Her'cane Hannah, owned by
Will and Candace Key of Hope Town and her
breeders Sandra Miles and Foley Harper of
Georgia, won Best in Show and Top Bahamian
Dog recently at the Bahamas Kennel Club's
International Show in Nassau. She also be-
came a Bahamian Champion at this show. This
promising young puppy has nearly finished the
required number of points to become an Ameri-
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The Editor Says... The landfill and roadside litter


A recent trip south on the Capt. Earnest
Dean Highway gave me an interesting in-
sight to an old problem highway trash.
On reaching St. Francis de Sales School in
Marsh Harbour, I got behind a truck carry-
ing one of the large red refuse bins. School
had just let out and traffic had slowed to a
crawl. To my surprise, a plastic shopping
bag blew out of the covered container fol-
lowed by another one.
I stayed behind the truck, camera ready,
as it might happen again. Sure enough, one
at a time ten shopping bags had their pic-
tures taken. Taking pictures while driving
is not unusual but these were not up to nor-
mal quality as I was trying to keep his back
bumper out of my teeth.
The point here is not to condemn this
particular truck which was covered, but
to point out the absurdness of maintain-
ing clean highways with our present refuse
system.
The Central Abaco Council is now re-
viewing tenders for weekly roadside clean-
ing of the five-mile stretch from the airport
roundabout to the landfill turn-off. The
contract has not yet been awarded but is
expected to be in the neighborhood of $500
per week which would translate to $26,000
per year. And this is for only five percent
of our approximate 110 mile highway. Is
our garbage collection turning out to be an
employment scheme?
There is no doubt that the new landfill
is an improvement over the old system of
dump, burn and push. But it is becoming
more apparent that there are many unre-
solved components related to proper and
efficient refuse management.
Watching one covered truck shed more
than ten shopping bags was an eye-opener.
Should these trucks have a 40-foot net cov-
ering their cargo, front-to-back and side-
to-side? What about the containers coming
by barge from Hope Town, Man-O-War
and Guana Cay?
Since the canvas covers stay with the
truck and not the containers, the uncovered
bins transported by barge have the bags
on top blown off during the trip to Marsh
Harbour. This will reduce the debris on
the roadsides since these containers have


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had most of the loose bags removed at sea.
Some of these sea-bourne bags will find
their way onto beaches which are cleaned
annually by volunteers during Coastal
Awareness Month.
However, the pristine beaches we brag
about are often out of range of the annual
beach clean-up volunteers. How does this
impact our sea life.
What is the solution? More contracts for
cleaning loose debris? Somehow, the sys-
tem must respond so there is less, or hope-
fully zero, trash blowing off bins at sea and
from trucks on the highway.
It would seem that either the bins must
have a secure lid or retaining device or al-
ternately, plastic shopping bags are banned.
This is not as radical as it sounds as China,
the largest country in the world, has totally
banned the common plastic shopping bags
for environmental reasons in addition to
their unnecessary economic cost.
Eliminating the bags would not solve
the accumulation of bottles, cardboard and
Styrofoam containers which are so preva-
lent. Only some type of secure covers on
the bins will retain this other debris.
This is just one of many challenges as-
sociated with the landfill that remain to be
solved. Hiring more men to pick up the
debris is not the long-term answer.
Another fertile area concerns the chip-
ping of wood and yard trash into mulch,
along with the recycling of bottles, alu-
minum, batteries, oils and other items. A
small commercial chipper was provided
and intended to be used to generate wood
chips for mulch. However, in the five
months of landfill operation, only a small
pile of mulch is evident.
One or more aluminum-can collection
bins are found in Marsh Harbour for those
willing to separate their cans and use these
bins. Judging from the large volume of in-
coming aluminum cans in the stores and
looking at the bins, we doubt that even one
percent is being recycled.
Recycling efforts will probably originate
with some person or organization stepping


BEC has moved exposed
cable on Tilloo Cay
To the Editor:
As safety is a priority for BEC we noted
with concern the Letter to the Editor which
appeared in the April 15th edition of the
Abaconian regarding an exposed cable on
Tilloo Beach. We are pleased to report that
the cable has been re-buried and arrange-
ments are being made to relocate the cable
permanently. Normal installation practices
avoid the exposure of buried cable through
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The Capt. Earnest Dean Highway from Marsh Harbour to the Snake Cay turnoff is lit-
tered with trash that has blown off trucks hauling garbage to the new solid waste landfill.
This is a picture of a truck with a plastic bag, shown in the white circle, blowing off. The
truck had a cover but within about five miles the vehicle behind counted ten items blown
off. It is costing the Marsh Harbour Town Committee about $400 to $500 weekly to keep
the highway clean.
forward with an idea or offer related to challenges where changes to the system,
recycling. Some bottles are now being re- even expensive changes, may yield mil-
cycled by persons in the Mud community. lions in savings as the years march on.
Specific beer bottles are sent to Nassau

cumulated.
Realistically, our present
elected local government
persons do not have the
expertise or the interest in
recycling topics. Their ba-
sic interest is in getting the
trash out of their towns.
At some stage in the
evolvement of local govern-
ment, thought will have to
be made in solving problems
including the landfill, con-
sidering future economies,
taking advantage of newer
technology, or looking into
innovative solutions. Not Litter has become a major problem on the Capt. Earnest
all problems can be solved Dean Highway south of Marsh Harbour as trucks haul
by simply hiring a clean-up garbage to the new solid waste landfill near Snake Cay.
crew. Additionally, all the side roads are filling up with trash as
Garbage disposal hap- individuals not wanting to make the drive to the landfill
pens to be one of the larger find a convenient track road to deposit their trash.


Regrettably in this instance the cable sur-
faced over time due to tidal action and the
shifting nature of the sand bank. We invite
persons to report any such safety concerns
to the local office in Abaco for immediate
attention.
Sincerely,
BEC Abaco
The clergy needs more
consideration
Sir or Madam:
While here enjoying a two-month stay
in the beautiful, wonderful Abaco, we
became aware that a Catholic priest must
travel by ferry on Sundays and Holy Days
to several islands to say mass for the hom-
eowners, boaters and visitors. We suppose
this also holds true for weddings and funer-
als. It was shocking to further learn that
this man of faith, carrying the Holy Sacra-
ment of Communion (Body and Blood of
Christ), is not given complimentary travel
on the ferry but is charged per trip that has
to come out of the collection at each ser-
vice he performs.
The people of Abaco seem to be hum-
ble, respectful and good people. Why
would the owners of Albury's Ferry and
perhaps Pinder's Ferry and Green Turtle
Ferry companies need to take from the
meager offering the priest receives at these
masses? It costs the ferry companies no
extra to transport him to his selfless, holy
duties, so why not give respect, honor and


consideration to this man of God as well as
those of other faiths, rather than making
money on them?
This is the way it is done in other coun-
tries that recognize religious faith. These
representatives of God are not travelling
between beautiful, grand cathedrals and
don't even have funds to build a house of
worship.
So, ferry owners . shame on you!
We hope you will seriously take this into
consideration!
Thank you,
Pat and Ted Edmunds
moored on our boat in Hope Town
BEC is sensitive to
historical sites
Dear Editor,
I would like to point out an error made in
your editorial entitled Preserving Our Heritage
in the April 1st issue. Referring to the new road
in the Wilson City area pushed for BEC, you
say "In the rush to access the coastal site, we
understand that the BEC bulldozer destroyed
some of the original remnants of the 1910 Saw-
mill era." This is not accurate. BEC hired our
firm to supervise the work and one of their first
instructions to us was to make sure that none
of the archeological sites in the area were dam-
aged. There was no "rush" to do anything we
(along with BEC) met with representatives of
Friends of the Environment and discussed the

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Crime Prevention Tips


More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 7
number of persons exhibiting this year had
increased to 13 from only eight last year.
All of the participating artists donated
two pieces of their work for the silent auc-
tion and several other business houses and
individuals donated objects or gift certifi-
cates resulting in a great variety of tempt-
ing items for the bidding. The auction drew
exciting last minute bidding wars resulting
in a pleasing amount of money raised and
many delighted persons clutching their
newly won treasures. All of the proceeds
benefit the Abaco Cancer Society towards
its work of assisting cancer patients with
their treatments.
Maria Schrack, art teacher at the Amy
Roberts Primary School, once again this
year had her students paint pictures to be
exhibited at the show. The clothesline of
children's artwork has become a popular


and integral part of the show which visitors
very much enjoy. Many of the children's
pictures were sold and half of the proceeds
were donated to the Abaco Cancer Society.
The children on hand to make the donation
to President Marjolein Scott were excited
to be doing their part to help this worthy
cause.
The Abaco Cancer Society was very
fortunate to have the exciting New En-
try Band provide music for the occasion.
They were gracious and generous in donat-
ing their talents to this cause. They added
greatly to the festive atmosphere and kept
the patrons entertained on the patio with
their variety of music from R&B and rock
to love songs and golden oldies.
The event was topped off with wine tast-
ing and hors d'oeuvres. The society wishes
to express its appreciation for the assis-
tance of the Green Turtle Club with the
hors d'oeuvres and for hosting the event.


By Jennifer Hudson
The following are crime prevention tips
given by Sgt. Edgecombe of the Royal Ba-
hamas Police Force at the recent Visitor
Safety and Security Seminar. "Everyone is
a target," he emphasized. The number one
crime is housebreaking and stealing with
number two crime being boat theft.
For Boaters:
* Secure boats properly when not in use.
* Disable boat completely when not in use.
* Install and activate tracking devices.
* Record serial numbers.
Housebreaking:
* Ensure that your home is properly se-
cured.
* Pay attention to what is going on in the
neighbourhood.
* Do not allow strangers to see into your
home.
* Do not allow valuable items to be seen


from outside.
* Keep personal items in a safe place.
* Try to get together a Crime Watch. Rec-
ognize criminal elements and notify the
police.
Numbers to call:
* 911 919 367-2560 367-3437
* VHF Chanel 16
Airline travel safety tips
These were provided by Bobby Jones,
Superintendent of Aviation on Abaco:
* Always carry your ID.
* Never let your guard down criminals
are always coming up with innovative
ideas and approaches.
* Be alert for suspicious people and stand
alone packages.
* Do not accept anything from anyone who
is not traveling if you do not know the con-
tents.
Telephone contact: 367-5500


The students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay created art work
that they displayed for sale at the Art Show held on April 4 at the Green Turtle Club.
They then donated their proceeds to the Abaco Cancer Society. Shown here are Maria
Schrack, art teacher, and Marjolein Scott, Abaco Cancer Society President, with some
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Central Abaco NewA~ba News
People to People Program holds flowing lavender dress and Trudy Dean in Save A Lot
a mime outfit and painted white face pro-
third annual Lenten Tea Party vided more diversions. Another require- grocery opens
nir annua Len e Tea rn y ment for a Murphy Town gathering was the By Mirella Santillo
By Mirella Santillo Throughout the afternoon singing, poem selection of old songs sung by the Dawkins Barely one month after they took over
Two lovely ladies dressed with flowing recitations, praise dancing and more sing- Sisters along with mother and friends. This the location vacated by Cost Right, the
dresses and dress-up hats greeted guests on ing kept the audience entertained. A joyous drew lots of applause. owners of Maxwell's and Price Right have
their arrival at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in mood prevailed with people joining in the By that time everyone eyed the buffet ta- leased the facility and opened for business
Murphy Town on April 18th. Ms. Doranell singing. ble covered with a mouth-watering display on April 28th
Swain and Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, both Then tea was served, but not before little of sandwiches and cakes. A very popular The renovations included cosmetic
with the Ministry of Tourism, welcomed cups of a flour and sweet milk mixture were dessert, the first to disappear, was Coconut changes to make the huge 50,000-square-
guests to the Lenten Tea party, a People to passed among the crowd. According to Mrs. Jimmy, a delicious coconut cake baked by foot space more attractive for business.
People ceremony. Willamae Dawkins, it was an energy con- Ms. Emma Dawkins. The high merchandising shelves were low-
As guests stepped in the church yard past coction that used to be taken in the morning. The festivities lasted till dusk, ending
the tents full of people waiting for the up- A tea party in Murphy Town would not be with a dollar march to the sound of Junk- Please see Central Page 11
coming entertainment, more ladies in long complete without bush teas, which this year anoo music.
dresses and matching hats greeted them. It included soursop, fern and fever grass, all
was like stepping back into the past when delicious and meant to be medicinal.
people had more time to socialize and en- As people sipped their teas, the Zion
joy life's simple pleasures, an appropriate Baptist Choir sang Gospel songs, praise
feeling since the theme of the party was dancers performed, Gwenneth Carey in a
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The ladies of Murphy Town enjoyed entertaining the crowd at Zion Baptist Church in The renovated Cost Right store in Marsh Harbour entices customers to shop in a bright
Murphy Town at the annual People to People Lenten Tea. The event took people back to airy atmosphere. The well lit store offers wide aisles and a clean and fresh look and will
early years with their Gospel singing, herb teas and foods from the old days. The event be renamed Save A Lot. The store will emphasize bulk packaging and wholesale pricing.
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Central Fromage 10 Mr. Sawyer. There will be a lot of bulk- Gazebo will provide a rest stop
________Centralge O packed and value-packed merchandise, but The
ered to create a more open atmosphere, the "we will adapt to the demand," Mr. Saw- Ha o r
whole place was painted it took 35 five- yer promised. Town Com
gallon pails of white paint to do it and The manager, Basil Cartwright, called ittee is
repairs had to be undertaken, especially to the April 28th opening a soft opening. "We itte is con
the plumbing and refrigeration systems. opened with what we h d," he said. A lot of strutting a
But work progressed steadily and the open- the merchandise ordered such as meat and to te Union
ing took place before the date of May 1st other refrigerated items has not arrived yet. Jack Dock
aimed at by Mr. Chad Sawyer, a feat that Still you could find a lot of bulk-packed This dock is
is hard to achieve when construction is in- dry goods, juices, dairy as well as house- This dock is
volved. hold items and garden equipment and quite used by many
Now customers step into an airy, well a few retail items, cereal and condiments of our visi-
lit, clean store with wide aisles and well on that opening day. Mr. Cartwright ex- town wanted
displayed merchandise. The store will cater to provide a
mainly to wholesalers, such as restaurants, Please see Central Page 14 t comfortable
hotels and retail businesses, according to place where
they could enjoy the harbour view. The gazebo is being constructed similarly to the ga-
Paving happens after five months zebo near Sanppas that was constructed by several Marsh Harbour residents. Besides a
lovely location on the harbour, the gazebo will have bulletin boards with maps and other
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Homesites starting at.........US$ 30,000
#13756


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Near Pete's Pub & Cherokee Sound.
#13515 Price: $3,250,000


SCHOONER BAY
Traditional island living in a walka-
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#14018 Lots starting at: $120,000


LITTLE HARBOUR
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and
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#13575


Price: $230,000


DUNDASTOWN
Multi-family unfinished duplex. Concrete
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#13935


Price: $120,000


LITTLE HARBOUR
3 bed, 2 bath harbour view home.
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The Abaconian Section A Page 13






Page 14 Section A The Abaconian


IMore Central Abaco News


Central From Page 17
plained that a small section near the en-
trance of the store will be reserved for
retail. There were not many shoppers,
understandably enough, since the opening
was not publicized
Many Price Right employees helped
with the transition. Employees will alter-
nate shifts between the two stores.
New Insurance Company
opens on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Trinity Insurance Agents and Broker-
age Services Limited opened its Abaco Of-
fice on March 16. It is located in the B&L


Plaza in Marsh Harbour. The company's
primary carrier is Security and General
that stated that they are very happy to now
have a presence on Abaco. The company
underwrites all types of general insurance
including homeowners, fire, automobiles,
life and medical.
Trinity Insurance Company has oper-
ated very successfully in Freeport for the
past eight years despite Freeport's reces-
sion over the past seven years. The four
partners, Philip Franks, Deborah Ritchie,
Genny Miller and Nina Forbes, who all
originally worked for Nassau Underwriters
in Freeport, decided to open their own busi-
ness when Nassau Underwriters sold out
there. Their wealth of experience, totaling


more than 30 years, soon built the company Despite the fact that the company has
up. On the heels of their success, three of not yet begun advertising on Abaco, it is
the partners (Ms. Forbes having left to fol-
low a different line of work) decided it was Please see Central Page 15
now time to expand into Abaco.

A jet is damaged on landing
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Fire House gets concrete floor


On April 13 this Cessna Citation jet landed at the Marsh Harbour International Airport
but damaged a wheel when the plane hit a dip on the runway. A new tire and rim had
to be flown in before the plane could leave. This particular plane belongs to the largest
jet company with shared ownership in the United States. This was the company's third
aircraft that had a problem because of the dip. The company has chosen to restrict its air-
craft to use only the Treasue Cay airport, requiring the guests coming to Central Abaco
to come by taxi. The dip does not look serious to a casual observer, but for jets landing
at 100 to 120 miles per hour, hitting it is serious, giving the tires and plane a severe jolt.
There have been several incidents but fortunately not a serious accident yet. About half
of arriving jets complain of this dangerously rough runway.

Crew cleans up Duck Pond


The floor was poured for the Fire House for Marsh Harbour, bringing it one step closer
toward its completion. The cost of the concrete floor including the crew to pour the floor
was donated by Chad Sawyer, owner of Price Right and Maxwell's. Several fund raising
events have been held by community organizations to assist with raising the funds to fin-
ish the building.



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On April 18 a group of Marsh Harbour residents joined with Tourism staff to clean up
Duck Pond on Pelican Shores. Several cottages at Pelican Beach Villas sustained exten-
sive damage during Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004 resulting in a great quantity of
debris being washed into Duck Pond. The residents living near there have wanted it to be
cleaned up for some time. On April 18 the Drill Rig company donated the use of one of its
barges to pile the debris on. A dumpster on shore was also used for the clean up.




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More Central Abaco News


Central From Page 14
already building slowly and steadily. Mrs.
Sandra Albury, who herself has many years
of experience in the insurance business, is
office manager. She is the aunt of manager
Deborah Ritchie. Ms. Mildred Bootle is
assistant office manager.
Though cognizant of the fact that there
are several insurance companies already
on Abaco, "Trinity Insurance will strive
for the same success enjoyed in Freeport
through years of experience, good service
and competitive prices with a special em-
phasis on good service," stated Mrs. Al-
bury.
Abaco Food Catering
and Variety Supplies
By Samantha V. Evans
On April 24th Veleste Cornish opened
Abaco Food Catering and Variety Sup-
plies store in the B & L Plaza. The store
specializes in proper food container items
and all condiments that go along with them
such as mayonnaise and ketchup. She pro-
vides party items such as decorative plates,
spoons, napkins and cups. Lunch vendors
and food caterers can find all of their food
preparation items at this store and in the
quantity that they need rather than in bulk.
Ms. Cornish was motivated to open this
store to meet their needs as she has a num-
ber of friends who are in the food prepa-
ration business who found it hard to find
items needed in small amounts. She started
this business to meet the needs of folks
who cannot afford to purchase in bulk.
Additionally, she can provide bulk items
and has the volume for businesses such as
hotels. Finally, Ms. Cornish special orders
items such as seasonings, cooking oil, rice
and yeasts. She carries the full Bingo line
of products that were designed to work well
with the hard water found in the Bahamas.
The number at the store is 475-1599. The
hours are Monday Friday, 9-5 p.m. and
Saturdays 9-3 p.m.


Open House at the
Great Abaco Club
By Mirella Santillo
Two houses in the Great Abaco Club
were opened for prospective buyers to view
on April 17, hosted by Mrs. Lydia Bodam-
er with Damianos Sotheby's International
Realty. She advised her clientele to view
the first one on their own, a house under
construction not far from the entrance of


the gated community. They could then pro-
ceed to the second home where she awaited
visitors with refreshments, ready to give
them a tour and detailed information.
Mrs. Bodamer took the visitors through
the two story house which was spacious
and beautifull y appointed with marble
floors and kitchen counters, lots of finish-
ing details and a huge porch by the water.
People were given a list of other properties
for sale in the club.


This beautifully appointed house in Great Abaco Club was open for inspection on April
17. This gated community is in Marsh Harbour at Abaco Beach Resort. The house is a
listing by Damianos Sotheby's International Realty and was shown by Lydia Bodamer.


Mrs. Bodamer is expecting to open
houses for viewing on a different days and
announcing the dates through the Cruisers'
Net, flyers and newspaper ads since signs
are not allowed in the resort.


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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian


Garden club visits organic farm


By Mirella Santillo
The April meeting of the Horticultural
Society of The Bahamas-Abaco Branch,
took place on April 11th at Emerald Organ-
ics Ltd on the Cherokee Road. Mrs. Liann
Key Kaighin, co-owner and manager of the
organic farm, welcomed the club members
with her partner, Mrs. Laurie Kosobucki,
while free range chickens ran around the
visitors hoping for a treat.
As an introduction to the day's session,
Mrs. Kaighin reviewed how her farm
project started in 2006 as an organic egg
producing farm after a visit to England to
her friend Laurie. She explained the way
the farm was presently managed and out-
lined her goals for the future. These goals
included the addition of wells on the re-
cently acquired adjacent land allowing her
to grow various types of grass and feed
for the sheep, the planting of more fruit
trees and vegetable produce to ultimately
achieve a self-sustained, environmentally-
friendly farming business.
These visions were revealed one by
one as she led the group past pomegran-
ate trees, Barbados cherries and rows of
mulberry trees that have just started to bear
fruits. "It was an experiment to see if these
could be grown locally," she mentioned,
"to eventually replace raspberries that are
now imported from the United States."
That particular area was previously oc-
cupied by the chickens whose manure has
enriched the soil; no fertilizer was needed.
On our left, an enclosed chicken "village"
comprised several hen houses on wheels
that can be moved around as needed. It will
eventually become another planting area
when the chickens are relocated.
As we walked deeper into the fields,
she pointed out a line of young avocado


trees in the middle of a circle of deep sea-
weed. About three years old, they had
been grown from seeds and looked very
healthy. The seaweed provided nutrients
and acted as a barrier against pests. We
reached the newly added acreage that has
just been disked twice to remove all for-
mer vegetation and prepared the soil for
sowing. Hedging these fields were rows of
pigeon peas which provide many benefits.
They can be eaten fresh or dry; they supply
feed for the sheep and chickens and they
replenish the ground with nitrogen. The
information produced a reversal of attitude
towards pigeon peas among quite a few in
the group!
The pigeon pea path led us to the duck
enclosure where approximately 70 of these
waterfowl were enjoying a private pond and
the shade of many trees. The establishment
of the duck tribe on the farm was due to
Mrs. Kaighin's son, Lucas, who was given
a drake by Mr. Lou Schneider a couple of
years ago. Another well meaning person
gave Lucas a female duck and soon many
little ducklings were born and continue to
hatch. The proliferation of the ducks soon
inspired Mrs. Kaighin to branch towards a
different type of business: you might soon
find that added delicacy on the menu of lo-
cal restaurants.
As we continued in a circle that was tak-
ing us back to our starting point, we noticed
several bee hives. There would not be any
pumpkins if not for the bees, explained Mrs
Kaighin, or else pollination would have to
be dome manually, an impossible task on
a commercial operation. But soon the sight
of a few baby lambs caught our attention.
Several cameras simultaneously pointed to
the sheep pen where seven babies, only a
week old, were trying to nurse, undisturbed


by our presence while the ram
stared at us in defiance and for a
good reason. Daddy ram, barely
over a year old, was a prize win-
ning stud. He was declared the
best ram in The Bahamas at the
Agricultural Fair that was held
in Nassau at the end of Febru-
ary. Here, too, we were given
a lesson in sheep husbandry by
a knowledgeable and passionate
farmer.
As we closed the circle past
guavas, walking through a field
of pumpkins growing amidst
dwarf plantains, (more resistant
in storm weather), Mrs. Kai-
ghin's ultimate mission became
clearer: "to use organic technics
for local food production, lever-
aging local, natural resources
whilst educating Bahamian
youth."
Growing produce and raising
animals were the first part of her


mission, educating children was the second
part from the very beginning. As we stood
in front of the nursery where guavas (that
will supply the local jam- making ladies),
tomato plants, mamey seedlings, tamarind
trees, gnips and herbs have been nursed for
transplanting, she explained that all these
plants have been taken care of by the stu-
dents of Every Child Counts on a regular
basis. Indeed, as we started our tour, we
had passed a mural of fruits and flowers
painted by these same students. From the
beginning, groups of students from that


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is growing a wide variety offruits, vetetables and ani-
mals all organically. These ducks are part of the 70
ducks living there enjoying their own pond and shade
trees. Mrs. Liann Kaighin is combining the farming
with teaching students of Every Child Counts the ba-
sics of organic farming.


school have visited the farm weekly to
tend to the seedlings, to water and weed,
feeding chicken and learning first hand the
operation of an organic farm.
Not everyone who toured the farm knew
about strawberry guavas or could have
recognized a mulberry tree or a Barbados
cherry tree. Some might have known the
fertilizing virtues of pigeon peas or jum-
bay and the fact that pumpkins needed to
be pollinated to bear fruits, but during our
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Health Ministries stresses healthy living


By Mirella Santillo
The Seventh Day Adventist Ministries
incorporated a seminar of Healthy Living
in their worship of April 3rd and 4th. The
seminar, coordinated by Fred and Valerie
Whilly and conducted by Dr. Idamae Han-
nah, was aimed at teaching people why they
should strive towards acquiring healthy
eating habits and introducing exercise into
their daily routine.
Dr. Hannah is the manager of the Better
Living Health Center in Nassau where she
advise her patients on how to change their
eating habits through a wellness program.
"Health is not a matter of chance, but a
matter of choice," she said. Some of these
choices are to maintain a balance in all
things, to foster healthy relationships and


choose to make lifetime changes.
More and more the Bahamian popula-
tion is plagued with life threatening diseas-
es such as diabetes, high cholesterol and
cancer which, according to Dr. Hannah,
are mostly the consequences of poor eating
habits. It is hard to convince Bahamians to
change, she said, but policies need to be
put in place because the increasing num-
ber of people with these types of diseases
will put a strain on the National Insurance
program.
Her first recommendation was to ana-
lyze what kind of eating habits one has. A
habit, she said, is any action carried out
repetitively without conscious thought. She
urged the congregation to check their eat-
ing habits. Do they eat all day long? Where


do they eat? At a table? In front of a televi-
sion? What do they eat? Do they ingest at
least five or more fruit or vegetable serv-
ings per day? Do they have regular meals
or at no set time? Do they eat between
meals? Many questions to confront, the an-
swers to which might help diagnose some
latent or already existing health problems.
According to Dr. Hannah, one should
first get into the habit of eating balanced
meals comprised of a serving of starch such
as rice, pasta, bread or cereal for example,
servings of one or two green vegetables or
fruits and one serving of protein such as
meat, nuts or beans or whole grain. Most
Bahamian meals contain too many starches
at once. She was of the opinion that eating
several servings of vegetables or fruits dai-
ly helps in the prevention of certain kinds
of cancer.
Dr. Hannah blamed television for the
fact that obesity among children is on the
rise. Statistics show that there is a direct
relation between television or internet and
obesity. Nearly 50 percent of children are
obese, she stated. Children tend to put on
weight during vacations when they spend
more time watching television. She pre-
dicted that by the time they reach eighteen,
many of these children will be diabetic. She


urged parents to control what their children
eat whether at home or at school.
She reminded the congregation that eat-
ing is often used as a comfort when one is
bored or sad. When children cry, they get
a bottle or food. These habits are carried
out in adult life. "Find other pathways,"
she insisted. Controlling the amount of
food ingested is important; do not succumb
to the temptations of super-sized servings
offered in the fast food restaurants.
Dr. Hannah demonstrated the relation-
ship between diabetes and the sugar content
in soft drinks. Goombay Punch, a favorite
of many Bahamians, contains 25 spoonfuls
of sugar per can, enough to fill more than
half a drinking cup.
High blood pressure, another common
ailment, she blamed on too much salt. In-
crease the amount of fruit and vegetables,
she recommended, as they are high in po-
tassium.
She then tackled what she called the si-
lent killer: high cholesterol. Cholesterol
is only found in animal products. We do
not need it in the food we eat, she advised.
Cut the animal food intake and have your

Please see Health Page 27


The Seventh Day Adventist Ministries in Marsh Harbour held an outreach program out-
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Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Singspiration
On March 29th Epworth Chapel in
Cherokee hosted an evening of Singspira-
tion. St. Andrew's Methodist Church of
Dundas Town and Kirk of the Pines of
Marsh Harbour joined with Epworth and
the Cherokee Assemblies of God to pres-
ent some of their best talent. The evening
began with a selection of harmonica music
by Mr. Bateman Sands as well as several
individual singing solos and some group
singing throughout the evening. There
were some selections by Epworth's Kid's
Korner and the evening ended with a much
anticipated selection by a group referred to
only as Larry and the Church Mice. Some-
times it was difficult for the audience to
keep quiet, and they would spontaneously
join in on the chorus to an old favourite
tune sung by someone at the podium, and
you couldn't help but tap your feet some-
times the music was so lively. The house
was full to capacity and everyone seemed
to enjoy themselves. Refreshments were
served on the church grounds immediately
afterward.
A meeting on safety
and security
As the world around us becomes more
frightening, the residents of Cherokee and
Little Harbour made an attempt recently to
obtain more information on what the gov-
ernment and a wide variety of volunteer
groups operating in our midst have to offer
in the way of safety and security.
Crime is on the is rise, and crime will
drive the visitors away. We all know that


tourism is the engine that drives our econ-
omy. So the first speaker on the agenda of
this important meeting meant to enlighten
the public was one of a dedicated and hard
working team with Abaco's Tourism Of-
fice, Ms. Bernadette Hall. The average
person, homemaker or even the educated
businessman has no idea how hard this
branch of government is working for us.
Many persons see the ads on television
to come to The Bahamas and assume that
this is the extent of their job, to advertise
what's better in The Bahamas. Others may
even say that whatever they are doing
probably will never effect me or my way
of life wrong. You needed to be there to
take in the full measure and extent of the
work they do every day for us. Ms. Hall
did an excellent job of outlining their vari-


Chad Taylor was one of the singers at a
Singspiration held at Epworth Chapel in
Cherokee Sound. Several churches from
Cherokee, Marsh Harbour and Dundas
Town joined in the enjoyable evening of
singing.


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a lonely beach to helping to set up native
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way it has affected our society and ways
in which we can protect ourselves than a
representative from our police force. Sgt.
Endric Poitier and Sgt. Nigel Edgecomb
from CID (Civil Intelligence Division of
The Royal Bahamian Police Force) both
spoke.
Sgt. Poitier outlined a simple way to
view the problem of crime and asked the
audience to visualize a triangle formula


that their training teaches them. He pointed
out that there is always a criminal or perpe-
trator at the zenith of a triangle. Then the
targeted victim is in the right-hand corner
and the last corner on the left-hand side is
where the opportunity comes in. He point-
ed out that if the victim doesn't offer an
opportunity, then in most cases there will
be no crime. He encourages neighbours to
watch out for neighbours and for us all to
be more aware. Abaco's police has one of
largest areas to patrol in the whole of The
Bahamas from Walker's Cay in the north
to Sandy Point in the south, enveloping
Moore's Island as well as all the other cays
and that it would be impossible for the po-
lice to be in all places all the time.
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admitted that now-a-days, boat theft is one familiar with the necessary steps that need ognizable anywhere in the world for emer-
South From Page 78 of their biggest headaches, but explained to be taken in case of a fire and impressed gency assistance or ambulance service. We
out some simple solutions we could all that they are developing more and more upon us how devastating a simple fire can are lucky to have these civic-minded young
take to cut down on these opportunities or modern surveillance systems in order to be and the irreparable damage it can do. people concerned enough in our well-being
in some cases completely eliminate them. combat this problem. However, they both Abaco's Crash Fire & Rescue Emergen- to take up this training and to give of their
They both pointed out that the Abaco of to- thought that one of the biggest deterrents to cy Services is on call at anytime of the day time and efforts on our behalf. Jason gave
day is not the Abaco of 25 years ago when crime is for the public to be their eyes and or night in case of an accident, both on the the audience some important information
you left your doors unlocked or your key ears and to help them. We need to look out land and on the water, and just the title of about the rules and regulations regarding
in your vehicle. That is not the case to- for one another like we used to years ago. the group alone explains its intentions. Ini- air ambulance services and the transporting
day. He reminded us that we have many We learned about some precautions to tially set up by Colin Albury, (who could of accident victims abroad.
newcomers in our area who may be un- take to prevent fires by the Assistant Fire not be in at the meeting), it has been in ex- Ms. Antoinette Cumberbatch, the head
employed and looking to take advantage of Chief Rex Albury from the Casuarina Vol- istence and serving all of Abaco for several government nurse on Abaco, gave a de-
any opportunity. He encouraged us to keep unteer Fire Brigade. He told us how impor- years now. Jason Albury, one of the team tailed outline of the services provided at
an eye out for any strangers in our midst tant it is for us all, including the women, and an instructor training new recruits, the five clinics on Abaco. She stated that
or remember a license plate or description to learn how to operate the local fire equip- gave a status report on their progress and
of unfamiliar truck or car. The two officers ment. He encouraged us to set up regular assured us that upon the graduation of their Please see South Page 27
training sessions so that every resident is recruits, they would hold credentials rec-
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May 1, 2009


By Mirella Santillo
In a seminar spread over ten week days
from March 16th to March 27th, John
Hedden presented one of the most detailed
documentations on farming. "Farming
101" was held at Central Abaco Primary
School nightly and it was standing room
only for the first few days of the class. At-
tendance was sustained with a full class-
room and repetitive attendees till the end
of the seminar, such was the quality of the
presentation and the amount of information
offered. Farming 101 was as informative
for the prospective farmer as for the people
already in the field.
A general introduction to farming cov-
ered land acquisition, land preparation,
propagation, fertilizing, marketing and re-
cord keeping. Mr. Hedden presented farm-
ing as a business endeavor which should be
supported by careful market analysis and


detailed planning. A survey of produce and
fruits imported to meet the local demand
included bananas, potatoes, cantaloupe,
avocados, pumpkins, carrots and cabbages,
items that could easily be grown on Abaco
on a larger scale.
He offered tips on sowing, of planting
trees so that they grow into each other,
making harvest easier. Crop rotation was
suggested in order not to deplete the soil.
Another topic discussed was the availabil-
ity of water and the ways it is used. The
different aspects of cattle or small animal
raising were covered in detail. Each topic
covered was supported by numerous illus-
trations from land plowing and sowing to
watering systems, planting grids and ma-
chinery involved in each operation.
The seminar ended with a lesson in re-
cords keeping and he suggested keeping
the records current so the farmer will know


if his business is successful.
Recently, the government has taken
measures to boost agriculture in the coun-
try, especially in Family Islands. To make
it more attractive for people to return to a
career in agriculture, land is now available
through the Department of Agriculture,
through Lands and Survey and through
BAIC (Bahamas Agriculture and Industry
Corporation) upon meeting certain require-
ments.
Mr. Hedden, a former employee of the
Department of Agriculture, has an ex-
tensive knowledge of local farming. He
thought that people going into that field
should be provided with proper training


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proved to be well appreciated and attendance remained at high levels for the entire time.
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rather than to go blindly into the venture.
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there are people on the earth, ways have
changed and it is necessary to adapt to the
local challenges.
On the last day of the seminar, to show
their appreciation, the participants pre-
sented Mr. Hedden with a fruit basket, a
gift certificate and a thank you card. The
gifts were handed to him by Mrs. Cleopa-
tra Burrows.
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Mr. Hedden and was coordinated through
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often a trip to one of their facilities is be-
cause of an emergency and pointed out the
need to have a detailed list of past surger-
ies or illnesses, a list of any allergies you
may suffer from and, most importantly,
any medications you are presently taking.
If you are not a resident of Abaco, have
just moved to the area, or even a short-time
visitor to our shores, all this information
is significant for them to be able to diag-
nose your condition. She stated that if they
are unable to assist you and you need to be
transported to Nassau, Freeport or even to
the United States, you should come pre-
pared to travel with passport and sufficient
funds to cover expenses.
Ambulance air-lifts are very expensive
and take time to organize, but they will
be able to arrange them on your behalf.
She pointed out that emergency air-lift in-
surance is available from several private
companies on the island on an annual basis
and pointed out that it might be worth your
while to check them out. Nurse Cumber-
batch gave a very informative and com-
forting analysis of their qualifications and
capabilities which soothed a lot of concerns
from the audience.
The audience was informed of the many
public and private groups and organizations
here on Abaco that could be of assistance
to us as citizens (or visitors), but unfortu-
nately there was not enough time to cover
them all. But a small folder listing their
emergency numbers was given out to the
audience to keep on hand should the need
to contact them if necessary. However, the
six speakers who spoke were most helpful,
and everyone went away from the meeting
with a renewed hope for Abaco's Safety
and Security after hearing from these pro-
fessionals.


Open-Air Church Meetings
Cherokee held three nights of open-air
church meetings on three separate nights
with three different speakers. They were
held on the Cherokee Primary School
grounds where the steps provide a satisfac-
tory staging area as well as lighting and
electricity for the instruments. The turn-
out was good, but the no-see-ums were a
little troublesome. Everyone enjoyed the
various singers and the music was lively
with lots of old-time hymns. Each evening
the speaker gave an enthusiastic message
and the venue encouraged a few more than
the usual followers to come out. The mu-
sic and excitement could be heard over the
entire settlement. This is a common occur-
rence in Cherokee and our the people look
forward to these occasions and often entice
persons from out of town as well.

Health From Page 77

cholesterol checked. If you must eat animal
food, fish is the best choice, followed by
chicken and other poultry. Then comes red
meat, shell fish and eggs. As an alterna-
tive, protein intake can be achieved by eat-
ing beans with rice or whole grains or nuts.
Besides contributing to cholesterol intake,
animal products are dangerous because of
their content of growth hormones which
interferes with our own hormones.
Finally, exercising should be included
daily not only as a means to lose weight
but for its benefit in controlling stress and
circulatory problems.
Dr. Hannah, herself a Seventh Day Ad-
ventist, received her training in alternative
medicine at the Loma Linda University in
California.


Farm From Page 16
tour of Emerald Organics Ltd, all of us re-
alized the interaction of the various plants
and insects, about recycling and compost-
ing and about utilizing everything nature
offers to complete the circle of growth
without damaging the earth or endangering
people's health.
The session ended with the sampling
of homemade quiche prepared with the
farm's eggs by Mrs. Kosobucki and pieces
of fresh sapodilla, a great treat to end a
great morning.

Letters From Page 8

proposed new road. We were very careful in
choosing where the road went, and it did not
encroach onto the original site. As you point
out, now for the first time, interested persons
can reach Wilson City by driving and perhaps
more people will get to see our heritage. BEC
has expressed interest in doing more to preserve
the site as well.
Victor Patterson
Lucayan Surveying


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Club News


By Samantha V. Evans
Past presidents of the Pilot Club of
Abaco were treated to a Red Carpet event
at the banquet held on April 25th at the
Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour.
The Pilot Club of Abaco has been in exis-
tence for eleven years, having been char-
tered on April 22nd, 1998, under the able
leadership of Charlamae Fernander. The
club flourished and played a role in the
establishment of the Pilot Club of South
Abaco in 2001.Over the years several An-
chor Clubs in schools were started and the
members have dedicated themselves to as-
sisting the less fortunate. The recognition


banquet was dedicated to the commitment
and dedication these past presidents made
to assist with the development of Abaco via
the Pilot Club.
The program was provided by Pilot
Club members. The guest speaker was a
well known educator and pastor, Kenneth
Romer. He gave the Pilots some important
points to think about as they continue to
serve the community. He told them that
they must ensure that they are making a
difference and not just existing within the
community. They must become the change
they want to see so that it will motivate
those around them to make a difference.


Pilot Club Honors Past Presidents


He applauded them for coming together
to honor those persons who made it pos-
sible for them to exist on the island. He
stated that it is good to build each other
up and encouraged them to continue work-
ing together to build up their communities.
To do so, they must put all selfishness and
personal feelings aside. He would like to
see more persons partner with them as they
are doing a great work.
He issued the challenge for them to be-
come more aware of what the Pilot Club
stands for and to expand the membership
of the club to include Moore's Island and
the cays. However, to do this they must
have a clear vision which will allow them
to have a more meaningful impact that will
be felt all over the island. Mr. Romer re-
minded them that the club has a lot to offer
so they must not be afraid to take risks.
They must set good examples so that their
territory can be expanded. Finally, he is-
sued the challenge to the entire member-
ship to keep their eyes on the prize so that
even when they fail or miss the mark, they
will continue to work hard and press on
towards the finish line.
Following this very motivation talk, nine


The past presidents of the Pilot Club of Abaco were honoured at a banquet held at the
Anglican Church Hall on April 25. Shown here are Claudius Rolle, Zallymoon Chu,
Joyce Colby-Riviere, Neulessa Major, Veronica Nairn, Charlamae Fernander and Cecil
Simon. Missing were Sharon Dorsette and Craig Cornish.











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Rev. Nov08


honorees were recognized for their contri-
bution to building the Pilot Club of Abaco.
Charlamae Fernander, who was the first
president of the Pilot Club, got the organi-
zation started with the help of Anna Cote,
Veronica Nairn, and Neulessa Major. Oth-
er honourees included Veronica Nairn, a
second generation chartered member, and
Sharon Dorsette. Neulessa Major success-
fully chartered five Anchor Clubs in Abaco
and one in Freeport while she was presi-
dent. Claudius Rolle, Joyce Colby-Riviere,
Craig Cornish, Zallymoon Chu and Cecil
Simon were honoured for their contribu-
tions to the club as past presidents. They all
received certificates presented to them by
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper. They
will receive a plaque at a later date. Dinner
and dancing followed the recognitions.

Volleyball Announcement
The ABaco Volleyball Association will
be holding a meeting on May 5 beginning
at 7 p.m. The group will be having its
2009 Executive Elections that night. The
meeting will be held at the Court Room
on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh
Harbour. The public is invited to attend.


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May 1, 2009











Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Harsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -HpeTown VHF Chl16
Fire -Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire -Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Res ue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
HopeTown 366-0500 Marsh Harbour367-3752


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 .........,3664010
Government Clinic Fox Town ..........................


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is....... 367-2266
American Eagle Miami .................................. 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ........ 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach..,........... 367-3415
Sky Bahamas -Nassau.,... .................. 367-0446
Southem Air- Nassau .................................... 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ................... 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ,...............,,.. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & SFlorida
Abaco Air...... ......... ................................ .... 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters .................................... 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abao Dive Adventure, Marsh Harbour............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ..........................................36-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harour. ................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town.......................... ..... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay_..........................365-8571
Brendal's Dive. Green T. ay............................ 365-4411
Dive Guana, ..... .. ............ ............... ............... 365-5178
Man-O-War Dive Shop ........................... ...365-6013


Taxi Cab Fares forone or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airportto: (lerfivefeoce)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, ..................................$.10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ........$15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern ....................,.............20
Snake Cay ........................................................$.35
Casuarina Point............................. ....... .. ..........S60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour....................$.....80
Bahama Palm Shore ........................ ............$9
Crossing Rocks ..... ....... .,......... ....._105
Sandy Point ................ .............$150
Leisure Lee ...................... ...... ..........50
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtleferry ............................$80
Treasure Cay Resort ...... .............. ..........$85
Fox Town ................ .................... ...... ... ........... 185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel .........................S 5
Nat Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr, Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time $20 per hour. X10 per all hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 eachoverotur, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.
Treasure Cay Airport to: Effctinivr oK OS
GreenTurtle Cay ferry dock, ........ .......................10
Madaira Park........ ........ .......................................... $20
Sand Banks _,.,. ..........................,.., .. .... ...,......S25
Treasure Cay Resort................................. ..............$30
Leisure Lee ..... ........................ ..... ...........$.. 45
Black Wood ............................................................$20
Fire Road & Coopers Town ,..................... .........$40
Cedar Harbour ..................................... ....................60
Wood Cay ............. ............. ...... ....... ............. 70
Mount Hope, ..,....... ..... -.......- 1................. $80
Fox Town ........................... ................................ $70
Crown Haven .................... ,.. ........... ........... S90
Marsh Harbour airport ....................................... .....85
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .......................$.80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour......................... X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24)....... X$18 +$ 5
TC Hotel to Bonefish Marles,..................,.. X$22 +$5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ............................... X$35 +$5
TC Hotel to Moxey ..... .,....,,.....,,.... ,, X$16 +$5


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Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest
such as Bird watching, Attending church. Foreign language, School
dass viit, Environmental interest. Marine Native plants, History,
Humane Society, etc This is not a dating service or an offer for a
free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally
with similar interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com


Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum..... ..................... Green Turtle lay
Capt Roland Roberts House reef exhibis....Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden................. Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie alone Historical Museom .......,....,Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station........................................... Hope Twn
Walk to & swim on Mennaid Reef off M Har. -Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ..... Little Harbour
Working boatyards......................................... Man-War ray
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Withes Point 3 miles S.of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles 5, of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Harsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Han-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Han-O-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal ml Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse- last mile very rough mad ,
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......3654200
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 Marina150 ..... 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........75....F .....3674000
Harbour View Marina,36..... F ....367-2182
Mangoes Marina .......,29................3672366
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 1Apr 09
Everyone reads The Abaconian


Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours' Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024


Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals .......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals.......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................. 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals............,,... 367-5570
Power Cal Boat Rentals ....... ...................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 3674602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 3674643
Rich's Boat Rentals .................. 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ............. 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ....................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .................. .. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ....... ................... 3654655
Donnie's Boat Rentals......... ...........3654119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals,. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 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


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All phones use area code 242 unless noted


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 McIntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie ......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer,...........3654261
Ronnie Sawyer ......3654070
Jeff Survance ........3654040


Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Harsh Harbour to Hope Town or Mana0-War- 20 minutes, Guano Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3141 or 367-0290 VIF C. 16 Hope Town & Han-O-War frm Crusing B(h
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8am 9:45 1130 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contracr's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 1030 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 iton
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Sodland fay wids advance notice) fram Condh Inn or
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* hoay
Return 8am 11:30 230 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return S2, Kids 6-11 hall, Under (ree
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166. 412, 4151 VfF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8am 9 II 12.15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 830 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymoulh onn way adult $10 (Children $7) Bound rip SIf Exo to some GT Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 3658749 VfF Ch I
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. 25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-Warl Hope Town Wed 9:30 am. return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call lor time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abac & 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 8130 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children hall fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and Mdean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or harsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT. $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marh Harbour charter bus to N Abano Call 367-2165, Group tours


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


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Pinictables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers. .............$$$..........367-2158
Blue Marlin ......................,.. 367-2002
Curly Tails ................. .............3674444
Gino's........................... ....$.........367-7272
Golden Grouper .............. ........... 367-2301
Island Cafe,............. ...... ... ....... 367-6444
Jamle's Place................................367-2880
Jib Room ..................... $$............ 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken.............. ...367-2615
Mangoes ..................$$...........367-2366
Pinacle ............... ........... ..... .. ...
Pop's Place........,............. .... ,..367-3796
Sea Shells ....................,$............3674460
Snack Shack ....,..........$.....+.... 367-4005
Snappas............. ............. 367-2278
Wallys ......3....... .. ..$$$ ......,..... 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ..................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks ................ ... .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............ $............ 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge ......$$$............ 366-0095
Munchies ..................... .........,.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 -...........S
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 ..........$$ ...........365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill ........$$ ............3654389
Laura's Kitchen ........... $$............. 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$............. 3654625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ......................... 3654234
Rooster's Rest ..............$$ ...... ....3654066
Sundowners ......................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .. ............................
Pete & Gays ...........$$$ .$........ 3664119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ................... 3664477


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Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......3664107
Floyd Burrows ....366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentine Ughtbourne
Ricky Burrows ....366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ....... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 3674464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941
Man-O-War
David Albury ....... 365-6059








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iGTI 1097 Four P'ossible Sale
Opriont Front: 5848,000 for
I acre w/dock liC. On Cocu Bo y
"San11 Light" o 53,490,000 for oenir e soile

Green Turtle Cay


2.B bedroom 2 Ball t 4%b
3 1455 sq.FT. Ltaxury Villa
-Covered Screened 'orches
-Lan d 7,554 sq. ,f
Deeded Deck Boa Lift
Golf Carl Garage
-Colnpleie Renovation 2007
lslstefully DciEcoratcld
Auxilarsy Generator
-No Expense Spared
.GTH 1098 995,000. "Anlte Bonny"
Man-O-War Cay-
Settlement
-4 Bedroos, 1.5 BaUilths
1,240 s.f. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14.000 s. fl.
Hillside for great Ocean1
Views.
-Beautifully Iandscaped
Fully I:urnished &
Equipped.
"Buttonswood" #MWHI1020- $549,500. "Sunsplash"1

Marsh Harbour- Snise ay

4 BedrosInis, 4 Balhs

1,742 s.f. Covered
Vernd ,udh. Balconies
0.3394 Acre 14,787 sI .
Swvimming Pool
30 KW Auxiiary Gen.,
Boat Slip.
"St. Charles Place" aMHH1084- S2-700000 "Birdsacre"


V VACANT LAND


Green TtuIrtle Cay
New Plymouth
4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
2,170 s.f Residence
285 s f. Cotered Porcles
Land 3,480 s.f. Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
Historic Gingerbread
Harbour Views
.GT 111#19- $450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
- Commercial Upper level
Apartment Residence
- 215 8 s.f. Building
- 1,000 s.. Porches & Decks
- .and 2.62 s,f, Near
Public Dock inl Harbour.
- Harbour Views
- Rental History Income
CTI 11120- $400,000.
Mlan-O-War Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, I 1/2 Baths
- 1,536 s.f. Residence.
- 500 s.f. Porches & Decks
- Land 53,740 s.f.
= 1.23 IlillsideAcres
- 180' Ilarbour Frontage
- Private Duck on harbour
- Great elevation
- Fabulous Views
#MW[II 15 $I,600,0111I.

Man-O-War Cay
-2 Bedrooms, 2 Batlhs.
- 1,921 s.f. Residence,
-2 Bedroom, I Bath
-400 sf. Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front
-1.189 Acres
- Beatifully Landscaped
- Semi-Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
#MWHl l019 $S,165,000.
MIan-O-War Cay -
Settlement
I Bedroom, I Bath
Sleeping Loft
-410 s. Collage
-0.217 Acre -9.,452 s.f
160 s.f. Shed -Worksho
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
tlquipped.
#MWH1114- $340,50


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "Art Caf6 & Bakery" Settlement Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 sf. Colonial Bldg. 400 sf. Cov.
Veranlda -Colmmercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'884'- 8,064 s,f -Great
Restaurant or Retail #G II 11109 S867,5010.
* "JUVKANOO SPLASH" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. -
1,150 s.f Residence 760 s.'. Covered Porch I Bedroom, I Bath, 490 sf.
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
UGGHI015- $550,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,560 s.f
Residence 1,040 s.f. Verandahs 1 Bedroom, I Bath Guest house 1.8241
Acres Entire SE. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views- Furnished. fMWHI 1099- $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedroomns. 3 1/2 Batlhs. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1-200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
#MWII 01 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie-s Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 i2 Batlhs -
2,460 s.f Residence- 1.400 s.f Porches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7,500 s.f Land Privale 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb Harbour
Views-I/MWHI 107 $1,200,000.
* "BONNIE DUNE" 2 Bedrooms, I Bath.- 660 s.f. Residenc- 240 s.f
Studio Dock House Land Sca-to-Sea 36,775 s.f. .8412 Acre 100' Ocean
Beach Front Private Dock On Creek F]abulous Views #MWH1018 -
UNDER CONTRACT
TILLOOCAY
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Balll 800 s..
residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109 of frontige on Sea ol'Aaco 106' on
Atlanti Boat basin will lift 170' of dock- Swimnig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage tf1LH 1086 NEW PRICE $1,350,000.

.Scotland Cay
-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
3unkrooml
1300 s.f. Residence.
I Bedrooms. I Bath.
S 224 s.f. Guest Cottage
-' -Playhouse" wilh bar
8- I. Acres -300 of
Ocean Beach Front
Fabulous Views
"Sum mer Camp" t SCT11094 $1,950,(110.

Scotland Cay
S4 Bedroom, 2 Bath

23,938 s.f. .549 Acre larnd(
180 degree views
250' to the Atlantic Beach
240 s.f. ga'ge
-28,000 gallon cistern
Fully fllnisthed
Ruiway' & Dock access
IBlessinglHouse" SCiIO093 $799,000.


VACANT LAND


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel I 45 Orchid Bay 43,4801 s,. -
0.9982 Acre 190.88 on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site I/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. a;GGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
cotniting a total of 69,197 s.1. 1,588 Acres 241' olf Sea ol'Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGV112
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE" Parcel i 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.l: 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
'abulous Panoramic Views, ;GGiV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV 1006 $790,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0,557 Acres Containing 24,292 s,f,- Shared clock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV11S NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6,653 s.f -.0152 Acre- 45.47 ofSea ofAbaco
front;ge 'rime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGVI091 $375,000.


GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites- 100'-461 0of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
;GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f 0,3661 Acre Prime Building
Site UInobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach., IGTVO080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32.690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" -- 9,558 s.f 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site- Dock Access Beach Access. #GTVI007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8,126 sf. 0.1865 Acre- Corlner lot Priell building
site Central location Short walk lo Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV1074 $112,500.
LYNYARD CAY
* "L YNYARD PALMS" 42,906 s.f 0.985 Acre i/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #[.CVIo90 $274,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fahulotlus Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 -
NEW PRICE $595,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site 10,719 s. 0.246 Acre
-Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage -Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private clock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWV1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A I 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. a 7A 13,845 sqft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. 6A-#MHV1102 $970,000. # 7A #MHV1103 $1,455,000.
6A & VL7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. a 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boal Basin Frontage.
Seii-Privale Docks Ridge Parcels Good Flevalion,
# 48-Mll[V1100 $667,000. #49-MIlVl 101 $667,000.

SCOTLAND CAY
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Prced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ll. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' on Sea ofAbaco Hillside -
great clevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
projected by small ca.,
#SCV 117 NEW LISTING $485,000.


CGreat Cuna Cai -
-2 Bedrooms, I Batis.
768 s,f Residence
-336 s.f Open Deck.
-Central Air
Beachf-ont
Central, Convenient
-Location
-hi- Fab.ulous Ocean Views
-1. Fully F'urnished
" l#GHHt108- $699,000.


"John Lowe House circa 1866"


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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2009

School competed at Science Fair

Earth Day was observed with several events


New Vision Ministries was alive with science projects and school students as once again Friends of the Environment hosted a Science
Fair as one of their activites to commemorate Earth Day. Schools competed with projects that centered around the topic Our Marine
Resources and many creative projects were on display. Students of Forest Heights Academy are shown here talking with representa-
tives from Florida International University who had a display also. The keynote speaker, Dr. Craig Layman, a professor at FIU,
explained his most recent project on Abaco. He and students from several local schools will tag 40 snappers in mangroves in the
Witches Point area. The electronic devices can distinguish which fish is which. These will be followed electronically for one month
at which time the fish that has traveled the farthest toward the reef will earn a prize for the school it represents.


By Samantha V. Evans
April 22 was observed as Earth Day all
over the world. At this time citizens were
encouraged to engage in some sort of activ-
ity that would better the earth. Many per-
sons conserved electricity for one minute
while others opted to plant a tree to promote
green living. On Abaco the observance was
the same as The Bahamas has pledged to
grow one million trees by December 2009.
Friends of the Environment spearheaded
the activities to take place over this week
as a part of the Coastal Awareness Month
observance. It chose as its theme Our Ma-
rine Resources and encouraged each school
to take part in the activities planned. The
planning for these activities began in Feb-
ruary with the assistance of the education
committee which is made up of teachers,
business people, students, and Friends'
employees.
On Earth Day schools were encour-
aged to plant a tree on their compound in
support of the million tree campaign. The
trees were provided by Friends of the En-
vironment and were all native trees such
as coco plum, sea grape and yellow elder.
Additionally, all schools were asked to take
part in the Earth Day Science Fair held on
April 24th at New Vision Ministries. The
main sponsor of the event this year was
Colinalmperial. Schools had the option of
entering a display for the best display com-

Please see Science Fair Page 2


I Preschool teachers


complete study course


By Michelle Mikula
It was a victorious evening in the capi-
tal for the Spanish Cadets of Abaco who
participated in the Ministry of Tourism
Foreign Language Cadet Poster Competi-
tion that took place in Nassau on April 16.
Cadet Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales
School was announced the overall winner
of the competition and directly behind her
was Cadet Stephanie Sweeting of Forest
Heights Academy who captured the second


place title. The competition was judged on
creativity and the ability to highlight the
culture of the Spanish or French-speaking
country he/she will be visiting during their
study abroad in July.
Also participating in the competition
were Cadets Shannon Paul of Abaco Cen-
tral High School, Shaquille Jones of Abaco
Central High School, Chamon McIntosh of
Please see Spanish Cadets Page 6


Successful preschool teachers completed their studies to qualify for graduation. In a
program developed for those currently teaching in preschools and daycare facilities,
the Ministry of Education offered classes that led to certification. Thirty-two completed
the work on Abaco and received their certificates on April 2.


By Jennifer Hudson
Thirty-two persons received certificates
on April 2 for the completion of the first
ever In-Service Training for the Grand-
fathering of Directors and Caregivers
of Daycare and Preschool Centres. The
graduation ceremony, which took place at
the Church of God in Dundas Town under
the theme Rebuilding the Learning Foun-
dation, was well attended by dignitaries,
family members and friends of the gradu-
ates. The Early Childhood Development
and Caregivers Certification Programme
was organized by the Department of Edu-
cation Early Childhood Care and Educa-
tion (Preschool Unit) in conjunction with


the Support Programme for Transform-
ing Education and Training ( SPTET).
Following the procession of the very
proud graduates, Mrs. Agatha Archer,
Senior Education Officer, ECCE (Pre-
school Unit), Department of Education,
congratulated them for their untiring ef-
forts in this historical event in the daycare
education in The Bahamas. "We visited
the Family Islands to create a programme
and found that 60 percent of preschool
teachers were untrained. On June 30,
2008, the grandfather programme was
Please see Preschool Page 21


Redbone Celebrity Tournament

hooked and released 253 fish

A-


Twenty-eight fishermen competed in the Redbone Celebrity Tournament held at Abaco
Beach Resort on April 3-5. In two days of fishing they caught a record number of
bonefish, a total of 253. The fishermen went out with local guides who chose the loca-
tion for each day's fishing. All fishermen and guides are shown here at the awards
ceremony on April 5. The tournament raises money that goes to research on cysticfi-
brosis and to the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour. See story on page 4.


Abaco Spanish Cadets won

national poster competition


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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


Schools showed great creativity in science projects


Science Fair From 7

petition or one just to provide information.
Friends of the Environment, Environmen-
tal Health, Marine Resources, and Tourism
had booths set up to provide students with
information as well. Students from Florida
International University (FIU) had a booth
set up to provide students with information
on tagging and tracking fish.
Friends of the Environment is now
working along with FIU on a new project
called the Race to the Reefs 2009 which
was launched on Earth Day. Dr. Craig
Layman was the keynote speaker at the
Fair and explained the research for Race
to the Reef. As a part of this research, 40
snappers will be tagged, then tracked for


the next month to see which one will move
the farthest away from the mangroves to-
wards the reef environment. This research
is taking place at Camp Abaco. Thirty
of the fish were tagged by students from
Abaco schools and the remaining ten were
tagged by students from Nassau. The win-
ning school will enjoy a concert held with
a named Bahamian artist.
As a part of this fair Dr. Layman spoke
to the students on the topic Connectivity in
the Marine Environment. He spoke about
the connectivity between mangroves and
reefs. He defined connectivity as the re-
lationship or link between two things. He
explained to them that both the mangroves
and reefs serve a specific purpose in the
lives of fish. However, he stated that the
mangroves are being destroyed due to pol-


Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent, and Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Cur-
riculum Coordinator for Abaco, looked at all the projects that schools entered and lis-
tened as students explained their work.


lution, filling in the sea shore
and dock areas for more land,
building causeways which block
the flow of water and building
roads. He further explained that
the mangroves are important for
the survival of many of the fish
we eat including the snapper and
Nassau grouper that live there.
The coral reefs are important
for them as well because this is
where the Nassau grouper lives
and spawn. The baby grouper
specifically needs the mangroves
to grow.
Also participating on the
program were Joy Archer and
Lateika Williams both junior
board members of Friends which
read the welcome and vote of
thanks respectively. Additional
sponsors of this event were the
Ministry of Tourism, New Vi-
sion Ministries and Loggerhead
Productions.


Winners of the
Science Fair Display
The judging of the science displays took
place as students and their teachers made
it very hard for the judges to select a win-
ner. Students based their displays around
this year's theme of Our Marine Resourc-
es. At the end of the brief presentation by
Dr. Layman, the winners were announced.
There were four categories of winners.
The top three displays for lower primary
were first place Hope Town Primary, sec-
ond place Man-O-War Primary and third
place Cherokee Sound Primary.
The top three displays for upper primary


Students were very interested in the displays, diara-
mas and other projects that were entered in the Sci-
ence Fair. Some of the schools included laptop com-
puters running with informative programs that the
students had developed.


were first place Agape Christian School,
second place Hope Town Primary and
third place Man-O-War Primary.
The top three displays for junior school
were first place Forest Heights, second
place Cyber Learning Center and third
place Wesley College.
The top three displays for senior school
were first place Cyber Learning Center,
second place Abaco Central High School
and third place Wesley College.
Each winning team received a green gift
bag of goodies. The outstanding displays
will be showcased in banks and businesses
around Abaco for the public to enjoy.

Please see Science Fair Page 7


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/I ew Prices / ew Listings reat Values


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.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4698
BEACHFRONT COTTAGES Don't let this affordable
beach getaway slip by. Two 2 bed 2 bath with
a cozy deck and dock, $295,000. each
Lau-ie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 MARSH HARBOUR #4229
VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO SEABREEZE Newly OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES
constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful 4 bed,4bath with gorgeous verandahs and commanding
beach. 1.5 acres with dock. Priced to Sell $295,000. views of the Sea ofAbaco. Price upon Request.
Laurie.Sch-einei-@SothebysRealty.com 242367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4859
WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36
Spectacular home, pool & views. 4 bed 4
bath, 2,750 sq.ft. with dockage. $1,599,000.
BilI 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@SotlebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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


MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREAT ABACO CLUB
Includes dock. Choose your own finishes.
Negotiable price, call for details. $799,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SochebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046


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


MARSH HARBOUR #4688 MARSH HARBOUR #4632
SOME R' HOME PELICAN SHORES Two 3 bed WATERFRONT HIGH ROCKS I ACRE LOT
2 bathhomes.Shared Pool. Best price per sq.ft.in area. Prime location & great elevation, beach, &
$699,000. Also for lease. $2,990 per month, ferry dock nearby. Fabulous Views. $599,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SotliebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SochebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046


SANDY POINT #4575
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Why build when
you can buy at $132 sq.ft.? New 3,800 sq.ft.
3 bed 3.5 bath home & garage. $499,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASU RE 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@SothebysRealty.com 242.577,0298


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


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.
Scan.Sawyer@SolthebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


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SFOR 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@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


TREASURE CAY #2516 TREASURE CAY #4841
SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in BEACHFRONT SAND DOLLAR #3 Best priced
neighbourhood,2,800sq.ft.Coveryour expenses with condo on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bath, 1,000 sq.ft.
rental income from separate apartment. $755,000. & pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


Kerry Sullivan
Estate Agent
t242.366.0163


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
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Member of the Bahamas MLS


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Client Services
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LOTS & ACRBAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286Two SEA TO SEA LOS deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT 1-2 close 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 LOT 107 Community dockage available, $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 approximately 11,450 sq. ft $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LoT 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 North End LOTs 2 & 4 NEW LISTING Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTEIOR LOTS-NEW LISTING- 14.295 sq.f.t $59,500 62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#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 HillcopView. $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 SAe) BAMKs Waterfront to hwy lots. $95,000 each. Stan Sawyer
#4641 TREASURE CAY Oci-AN BL.v. 140ft beachfront. $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
#4803 TREASURE CAY- NEW LISTING- CHOICE CANAIHPOIr Lor. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY &e TILLOO CAY







Page 4 Section B


The Abaconian


May 1, 2009


Bonefishing was exceptional during tournament


By Mirella Santillo
The Baker's Bay Marsh Harbour Bone-
fish Classic was held the weekend of April
3rd to April 5th and was based at Abaco
Beach Resort. Twenty-eight fishermen par-
ticipated in the event that was sponsored
by Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, the
ESPN Outdoors Salt Water Series and
the Ministry of Tourism. The tournament
is part of the Redbone Celebrity Tourna-
ment Series. The tournament doubled as
a documentary for the ESPN series with
cameramen and photographers taking shots
of fishing in the Cooper's Town area. The
ESPN camera and video crew in three sep-
arate boats followed a fishing boat carry-
ing Gary Ellis and Cindy Pinder with guide
Drexell McIntosh.
The guests were treated to a welcome
party on Friday evening, a mix-and-mingle
cocktail reception held at Abaco Beach
Resort. It was an occasion for guides and
fishermen to get acquainted and discuss the
following day's fishing arrange-
ments. Among the guests that
evening were Jimmy Faye of g
ESPN; Geoffrey Jones, Direc-
tor of Marketing at Baker's Bay;
and former Bronco football star,
Mark Cooper.
The weather was perfect for
bonefishing that weekend and
the results showed! A record 253
fish were caught, 20 of them re-
corded on camera. Local guides
commented they had rarely seen
so many fish at once, especially One oft
in the marls. The fishermen scat- bour Bc
tered to various parts of the is- Sound.
land, from the flats of the Coo- of bone
per's Town area to the marls near Top Lao


Marsh Harbour to Crossing Rock and San-
dy Point. The fishermen switched guides
and destinations for each day's fishing.
The awards dinner took place on Sunday
evening. There was an up-beat atmosphere
as people gathered for dinner in spite of the
serious reason for which the Redbone Ce-
lebrity Tournament Series had been start-
ed. It raises funds to finance research on a
deadly disease, "to catch a cure for Cystic
Fibrosis" as Mr. Ellis, one of the founders
of the tournament, put it.
For the second time this spring Mr. Ellis
was back at the Abaco Beach Resort, act-
ing as MC, again talking about the cause
that had brought the participants together
and announcing that part of the proceeds
will be given to Every Child Counts School
in Marsh Harbour. He expressed his grati-
tude to the guides who once more gave one
free day, thus contributing for the Cystic
Fibrosis cause.


Many interesting items were displayed
to be auctioned such as a couple of 17th
Century antiques coins, fine jewelry, fish-
ing rods and reels, art work and bonefish-
ing-related objects. Reservations for popu-
lar fishing tournaments were also among
the items offered.
After a great dinner ended, the trophies
were given out. For the second time this
year in the Redbone Celebrity Tournament
Series, Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour was
declared Top Guide. The Grand Champion
Angler was Rod Jack, who was also re-
warded as Team Champion. He, together
with Butch Armstrong, was named Top
Fisherman in the Fly Division.


The Top Lady Angler was our local
Cindy Pinder of Cherokee Sound, one of
the coordinators for the event and wife of
guide Buddy Pinder. The largest fish was
caught by two ladies, Barbara Huffman
and Sondra Jack. The Spin division with
shrimp bait was also won by Barbara Huff-
man. The General Division Champion with
artificial lure went to Chris Rutherford.
The guides in the Bait Division were
Donnie Lowe and Jodie Albury and in the
Spin Division Paul Pinder and Dee Al-
bury.
The coverage of the event will air next
spring on the ESPN Outdoor Salt Water
Series.


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he competitors in the Baker's Bay Marsh Har-
nefish Classic was Cindy Pinder of Cherokee
She helps coordinate the event and is the wife
fish guide Buddy Pinder. She was named the
dy Angler. Her guide is Kirk Mclntosh.


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Perry Thomas
Sales Agent, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
S dock, 6' low water, 9,000 Ib.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1,412,500 gross
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
1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq.
ft of property
REDUCED $199,360



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


- 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.
-- 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

L~tel


# 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 -
community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $47,036 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $35,200 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $48,040 gross


Nine lots for sale in new gated
Residential only
Lot F 11,741 sf $46,964 gross
Lot G 10,868 sf $43,472 gross
Lot H 12,514 sf $50,056 gross
Lot I 10,474 sf $41,896 gross


For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood
Property 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
Central Pines Duplex 2br 11/2 bth central a/c $210,900 gross
Central Pines large lot 14,400 sq ft cleared and footing dug for a two
2br 2bth apt includes approved plans $34,000 gross
Off Forest Drive 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131 ready to move in
$190,400 gross


Visit our other fine properties at: www.adlerrealtyabaco.com
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May 1, 2009


The Abaconian


Section B Page 5


Broker OWLY lE
Marcellus Roberts ..
Sales Associate ,
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph / 1
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS

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

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/ den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 31 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/-sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing


MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $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 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 two store" d/ 2 bath home
SOL ,30 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, ) -)rey CBS building,
each level I SOL%_ artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, living ...ng/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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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian


Cadets learn Spanish as well as the culture


Cadetsl From Page 7
Forest Heights Academy and other cadets
from Grand Bahama and New Providence.
The competition is a component of the
Ministry of Tourism Foreign Language
Cadets Programme that is designed to cre-
ate excitement about learning a foreign
language. The programme is organized in
three phases which includes Language in
Action, the Internship and Study Abroad.
So far the cadets have successfully com-
pleted the first phase of the programme
that included Spanish-speaking workshops
and clinics and are set to begin the second
phase.


The second phase of the programme re-
quires each cadet to make a contribution
to our number one industry by working 40
volunteer hours in a tourism-related estab-
lishment.
Cadet Chamon McIntosh has been as-
signed to Green Turtle Club & Marina,
Cadet Shaquille Jones has been assigned
to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay; Ca-
det Stephanie Sweeting has been assigned
to Hope Town Harbour Lodge; Cadet Joy
Archer has been assigned to Conch Inn &
Marina and Cadet Shannon Paul has been
assigned to Abaco Beach Resort & Boat
Harbour.
Once the cadets have fulfilled the re-
quirements of phases one and two of the


programme, the Ministry of Tourism will
move onto the final phase of enrolling the
cadets in language immersion summer ses-
sions in either Centro Panamericano de
Idiomas in Costa Rica or in the Instituto
ChacMool in Mexico.
These cadets will be the third group of


As part of its Family Island initiative,
the Bahamas Judo Federation through its
member All-Star Family Center, launched
a Judo program in Marsh Harbour. "We
were pleased with the reception on Ab-
aco," said Federation president D'Arcy
Rahming, who visited several schools and
presented a short DVD on Judo to over
1,000 students. "There was a lot of ini-
tial interest. I made the presentation on
Friday and by Saturday morning we had
10 students enrolled with many more pro-
spective students inquiring," explained
Rahming.

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high school students from Abaco who have
benefitted from this programme. For fur-
ther information on the Foreign Language
Cadet Programme, please contact Millie
Dawkins, coordinator of the programme,
at 242-367-3067 or mdawkins@bahamas.


Judo is an Olympic sport that combines
boxing, wrestling and gymnastics. Im-
mediate goals of the Federation include
having an international summer camp that
will conclude with a national champion-
ship and international tournament. St.
Frances de Sales school is the host site
in Marsh Harbour. Classes are held every
Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. for ages
4 to 7 and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages
8 and above. "The potential on Abaco
is incredible," says Rahming. Interested
persons can contact the Bahamas Judo
Federation at 242-364-6773.


This is the third year that Abaco students have participated in the Foreign Lanuage Ca-
det Program. This year five students are being immersed in the Spanish language and
culture. For the third year an Abaco student has won first place in the national poster
competition. This year's winner is Cadet Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales School, far
left. Winning second place in that same competition was Cadet Stephanie Sweeting of i i i
Judo instruction is now offered each Saturday at St. Francis de Sales School. These
Forest Heights Academy, secondfrom rigSht. Shown here are Joy, Cadet Shaquille Jones a n .
oret Height Acae, ecn fo r n Cae S o PoCadet Shaquille Jonesho, Abaco students are at their first class that was held recenly. D'Arcy Rahming is travel-
of Abaco Central High School, Cadet Shannon Paul of Abaco Central High School, N e S
Stephanie an Aing from Nassau each Saturday to conduct the classes.
Stephanie and Cadet Chamon Mclntosh of Forest Heights Academy.


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May 1, 2009


The Abaconian Section B Page 7


Three students from Florida International University manned
a table at the Science Fair held at New Vision Ministries. They
are helping their professor, Dr. Craig Layman, in a fish moni-
toring program. They are Suzanne Hurley, Meghan loli and
Caroline Peyer.


Science Fair From Page 2

Terrestrial Committee
Competition Winners
Throughout the day students visited the booth of the Terrestrial
Committee and were challenged to identify selected native and exotic
plants by answering 26 questions. Ann Albury stated that the purpose
of this was to educate students about plants. At the end of the event,
Mrs. Albury stated that she was so impressed by the performance of
the students that instead of giving a prize to the winner only, she had
to give a prize to four students as the remaining three all received
the same score on the questions asked. The winner was Stephanie
Sweeting of Forest Heights Academy who got all 26 questions cor-
rect, and the students who all got 25 of the 26 questions correct were
Janell Collins of Forest Heights, Erica Patterson of Forest Heights,
and Janice Roberts of Man-O-War Primary School. All four students
received a green gift bag of goodies.


Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker


TREASURE CAY
"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.
"Tranquiliiy" # 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 frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.

"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air beach home, plus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,252 s/f. Recently refurbished, tastefilly
furnished. 180' sandy beachfront. $1,725,000.
Windward Beach-Beach front Home #1 191- 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 reoomin Separate garage. $1,425,000,

"Seaclusion" # 1348 4 bed, 3 bath furnished hom e,
including efficiency apartment on 15,200 s/fparcel on
Windward Beach. 1,810 s/f under roof. 95' sandy
beach fiontage. 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 1 acre elevated property. Elegantly
furnished, 150 steps from beach. Excellent rental
income history, REDUCED TO $799,000.

"Home, Sweet Home" # 784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot, close to beach.
Adjoining lot of 14,000 s/falso available.
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.
Bah/ama Beach Club 2083- # 1079 4 bed, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished
condo. 1,645 s/f living space, screened lanai
overlooking beach &pool. OWNER FINANCING
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Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel# 1260 Splendid
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Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel
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available, great building site. $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 841 1 1,220 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 deep water
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generous 140' depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
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Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13,200 s/f
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Windward Beach Drive -Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
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community, great rental income potential. Includes
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Beachfront Lot # 7 # 1197 -24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco. Utilities
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# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep
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# 1374- 18,600 s/f waterfront parcel, 108'deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip, all utilities available,
privacy entrance wall & fence. Great sea views.$298,000.

# 602- 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197 seawall.
$299,500.
# 1080- 12,100 s/f canal parcel with I10' sea walled canal
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# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach
S96,500.
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Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
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rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
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Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
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Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps begins Abaco program


By Mirella Santillo
For two years Capt. Glender Knowles
conducted negotiations with the Bahamas
Maritime Cadet Corps in Nassau to orga-
nize a training course on Abaco to prepare
high school students towards a career in
the maritime industry.
A program instituted under the Bahamas
Maritime Authority was finally put in place
to offer training in basic ship husbandry
and maritime knowledge to 12 Abaco high
school students in grades 10 to 12. The
course coordinated by Capt. Knowles and
instructed by the Assistant-Deputy Port
Controller, Capt. Cyril Roker, started at
the beginning of March.
The course is held at Abaco Central
High School every Wednesday afternoon.
The majority of the students are boys, but
three girls from S.C. Bootle High School
attend the program, chaperoned by guid-
ance counselor Rashida Murray who
drives them to and from Marsh Harbour
every week.
So far the students have learnt the parts


of a ship and how to calculate navigational
time and fuel consumption. By the end of
the course they will know the basics in term
of shipping, vessel husbandry and first aid
among other subjects which might include
fitness training, coastal navigation or envi-
ronmental laws. To enter the course, stu-
dents must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be
strong in mathematics, physics, chemistry
and geography.
The program is aimed not only at pre-
paring young people towards a basic ca-
reer in the maritime industry, but also to
help them further their education in that
field by helping those with a minimum of
a 3.0 GPA with a grant or a scholarship
to attend one of three maritime colleges,
one located in Canada, the other two in the
United States.
The two-year program is under the su-
pervision of Dudley Martinborough, Baha-
mas Maritime Cadet Corps Director, who
advised instructors to enforce strict disci-
pline rules since the very beginning. For


Twelve high school students have joined the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps and are
training regularly. The two-year course consists of academic training in maritime topics
as well as fitness training and marching maneuvers. The training sessions take place at
Abaco Central High School weekly. The course will assist in their in getting a grant or
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will result in expulsion, only proper attire
is allowed, no electronic gadgets are per-
mitted, no food or drinks in class and no
obscenity.
The Port Director in Freeport is con-
ducting a similar training course and the


two instructors will coordinate to organize
a field trip to the port facilities on Grand
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program will begin at two schools


By Jennifer Hudson
Green Thumb Therapy Parks are a new
idea for the school curriculum and are the
brainchild of Enzil Cooper, Education Of-
ficer for the Friends of the Environment.
Mr. Cooper is passionate about both edu-
cation and the environment and one of
his dreams, which he describes as "a big,
grand idea," is to integrate the two in this
new venture.
"The idea is to create a green space on
the school campus through an integrated
curriculum. This will be done by creating
authentic experiences and is designed to in-
clude all of the subject areas," stated Mr.
Cooper. "For example, in woodwork a
greenhouse could be built, in Spanish signs
could be made in both Spanish and English
and mathematics lessons can incorporate
graphical communications and the creat-
ing of designs for the park layout. It can
also encompass videography; in fact, the
project can be as big as the school wants
it to be."
Mr. Cooper sees this as being a useful
teaching tool for educators and a valu-
able resource for guidance counselors as
it can help address the problems of time
management, responsibility and absentee-
ism by building a sense of accountability


and dependability. Students can become
connected with the environment and learn
to enjoy it as a habit while learning about
sustainable living. Mr. Cooper hopes that
it will foster an appreciation for the envi-
ronment, heightened school spirit, healthy
community awareness and a link between
the school and the community. It is de-
signed to be ongoing and self sustaining
and plants and produce can be sold to the
community.
The huge task of organizing the cur-
riculum was undertaken by Mr. Cooper,
who hopes that it will eventually become a
nationally accredited programme as he has
received support for the programme from
the Ministry of Education.
Many schools have shown an interest in
the programme and funding is presently
being sought for it. The pilot programme
is set to begin in September with the S.C.
Bootle High School and Hope Town Pri-
mary School as models. This initiative is
being advanced through the Terrestrial
Committee of the Friends of the Environ-
ment as a focus on education and aware-
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Student was awarded for environmental awareness poster


By Michelle Mikula
In January of this year, the Bahamas Min-
istry of Tourism invited primary and sec-
ondary school students to participate in the
Bahamas round of the 2009 Foundation Chil-
dren's Environmental Poster Competition.


The competition, which is organized
annually by the Florida Caribbean Cruise
Association, attracts student representation
from countries in the Caribbean and Latin
America. Each country is allowed to select
one contestant to represent them at this re-


gional poster competition that awards cash
scholarships to the first, second and third
place winners and their schools.
The purpose of the competition is to
promote and stimulate environmental
awareness among students and effectively
educate younger generations on the impor-
tance of environmental protection. Students
were judged on their ability to adhere to the
guidelines and rules of the competition as
well as creativity, relevance to the theme,
content and quality of the presentation.
The Bahamas' round of the competi-
tion included students from throughout
our country and representing Abaco were
20 students from both primary and high
schools. Perkell Collie, an 8th grade stu-
dent of Long Bay School, was the only stu-
dent from Abaco who was named a final-
ist in this round of the competition. That


distinction awarded her a cash prize of
$200.
The topic of Perkell's poster was We
should preserve the Bahamas for the fu-
ture. Thirteen-year-old Perkell depicted
her topic through the areas of conserving
energy, keeping the ocean clean and recy-
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The Abaconian Section B Page 9






Page 10 Section B The Abaconian


New conservation campaign planned for Abaco


By K. Quincy Parker, Press/Cultural Attache
Embassy of The Bahamas, Washington, DC
Bahamian conservationist d'Shan May-
cock has planned a conservation campaign
for Abaco that could lead to better man-
agement of the island's marine resources
and deeper penetration of the message of
conservation nationwide.
Despite the abundance of marine re-
sources in The Bahamas and the decades-
old impulse toward maximizing the nation's
marine resources, the number of conserva-
tionists in The Bahamas remains small.
RARE will be spending $125,000 into
training and resources for Mrs. Maycock
to mount the new campaign on Abaco.
Now at the end of her training sessions at
Georgetown University, Mrs. Maycock
has returned to Abaco to begin the field-
work phase. She spent 17 weeks in Wash-
ington, D.C., doing what her RARE men-
tor, Ariela Rosenstein, called "intensive
course work."
Mrs. Maycock is the Education Offi-
cer of Friends of the Environment and has
partnered with RARE Conservation, which
has a track record of success already in The
Bahamas, to launch what the Friends calls
a RARE Pride campaign. The campaign
is focused on discouraging illegal fishing
practices, encouraging sustainable alterna-
tives and creating support for Marine Pro-
tected Areas (MPAs) on Abaco with the
goal of having five such MPAs designated
throughout The Bahamas by 2010.
Mrs. Maycock pointed out that the new
campaign will not be RARE's first program
in The Bahamas. In the 1990s, a RARE
Pride campaign centred around the Abaco
Parrot and helped to establish the Abaco
National Park.
The two-year long program will focus


particularly on
the spawning
crawfish. The
species is now
under threat
from both il-
legal fishing
practices and
habitat destruc-
tion. At the end d"Shan Maycock
of the two years
Mrs. Maycock will receive a Masters De-
gree in Communication from the Univer-
sity of Texas in El Paso.
Social Marketing Campaign
The idea is to use what is known as "so-
cial marketing," a concept that dates back
to the 1970s and is based on the belief that
marketing principles used to sell products
to consumers could be used to "sell" ideas,
attitudes and behaviors.
Social marketing seeks to influence so-
cial behaviors not to benefit the marketer,
but to benefit the target audience and the
general society, and has been used exten-
sively in international health programs and
is being used with more frequency in The
Bahamas for such topics as drug abuse,
AIDS awareness and chronic non-commu-
nicable diseases.
A major thrust of the campaign, Mrs.
Maycock said, is to give those who depend
on the marine resources for their livelihood
alternatives that would make it easier to
follow conservation guidelines. "We have
many marine species in The Bahamas that
are very economically viable," she said.
"You have to create alternatives. If you
know that this is the time when the craw-
fish for instance are bearing their eggs,
and you know that if you protect only one
egg-bearing crawfish, you will get thou-


sands of them in the future, you can look
at some alternative fish that you could fo-
cus on."
"It's just a matter of educating the pub-
lic that there are alternatives out there. lif
we don't protect these species ourselves,
then we would find ourselves just like our
neighbours, where they don't even get the
size fish that we get in The Bahamas any-
more."
Questioned on the abundance on infor-
mation about the marketability and atten-
dant profitability of the varied species of
marine resources in The Bahamas, Mrs.
Maycock explained that this was among
the reasons the campaign was launched.
"This is not going to be the kind of
campaign where we sit around amongst
ourselves and make decisions for the com-
munity. This campaign will actually bring
the communi-
ty in, because
a lot of them
are actually
the experts.
They're the
ones going
out there ev-
ery day. They
are the ones
that can see
the trends on
what is hap-
pening. They
can tell when
something is d'Shan Maycock, second
different," she ington, D.C. where she sp
said. conservation plan for Aba
Among the two-year program in field
first things servation of our marine re
Mrs. May- and is now putting her ph
cock is doing RARE Pride and is partial
when she now


that she is back on ABaco is to organize
a stakeholder meeting to get input on so-
lutions to balancing conservation with the
financial hardships of a bad economy. She
noted that many in the community may not
want to obey the laws because they had no
say in the drafting the laws.
"This campaign will introduce a differ-
ent side of conservation," she said. "Yes,
we will need the experts, the scientists
and what not; but we want to rely a lot
on the community, get input from them.
Whatever input we get from them, use that
and be able to better conserve our marine
resources."
Mrs. Maycock said the new RARE
Pride campaign is aimed at getting the
community to see itself as the keepers of
law in connection with conserving their lo-
cal marine resources.


from left, is shown in a classroom in Wash-
pent 17 weeks in intensive study in planning a
'co. She will now spend the remainder of the
work on Abaco bringing about greater con-
esources. She has recently returned to Abaco
an in practice. The program is sponsored by
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_ People in the News


New Customs officers
are inducted on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Five Trainee Customs Officers from
Abaco joined 13 Trainee Officers from
Freeport for 16 weeks of intensive training
from January 5 to April 24 in Freeport,
Grand Bahama. Mikelle Baillou, Corinne
Cornish, Sophia McIntosh, Ticoya Mills
and Tishka Pritchard underwent six weeks
of intensive classroom training experience
related to customs management acts and
regulations and other inter agency duties
and were all successful '
in passing the final ex- ,
aminations.
"I am particularly
proud of the achieve-
ments of the Abaco Of-
ficers who all scored
very high in their
tests," stated Assistant
Controller of Customs
Gary Smith, who trav-
eled to Freeport for the
graduation ceremony.
Also bringing remarks
was Assistant Con-
troller of Customs,
Freeport, Mr. Lincoln
Strachan, who gave the
charge to the new offi-
cers. The new officers
were presented with
their certificates and Mr. Paul Mills,
Mr. Paul Mills,
received announcement t
that he construct
of their postings. items. His busing
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By Mirella Santillo
Until a few months ago scrap metal
from Abaco was shipped to China via Nas-
sau at thousands of dollars a load. Towards
the end of 2008 the price of scrap metal
dropped drastically and the buying and
recycling of scrap metal ground to a halt,
another victim of a bad global economy. It


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was not the end of the road, however, for
local fabricator, trash collector, entrepre-
neur Paul Mills, who turned his welding
and fabricating talents into another profit-
able business. Although Bahamian born,
Mr. Mills' story is similar to the many
entrepreneurs' stories that happened in
the United States. Through hard work and
self-motivation Mr. Mills achieved a mil-
lionaire status.
The second oldest son of six children
born to a single mother who died very
young. Mr. Mills left Murphy Town when
he was 18 and moved to Freeport in the
hope of finding better opportunities. He
worked his way from busboy to waiter at
the Lucaya Holiday Inn eventually learning
how to cook and becoming a sous-chef.
Freeport, however, was only the begin-
ning of a life journey that took him to sev-
eral cities of the United States, from Chi-
cago to Milwaukee where he worked in a
beer company to Florida where he ended in
waste management.
It was in Milwaukee that he met the
woman who became his wife, and there that
he went back to school to learn fabricating
and welding at Fox Valley Technical Col-
lege while still holding a job. He continued
his schooling at a Community College and
became a certified fabricator and welder.
He subsequently went to work for a rail-
road to repair damages to wagons. That job
took him to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1999
where he finally married. The couple both
worked and bought a house. But Mr. Mills
said, "I still had a vision about what I re-
ally wanted to do which was to fabricate
things that would help the economy back
home." He wanted to come back to Ab-
aco "with something learnt from the time
abroad." After a few years in Jacksonville,
the railroad closed down and, making his
way closer to home, he settled in Fort Lau-


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derdale working in waste management.
At that time a family member who also
lived in Florida mentioned to him that Ab-
aco was badly in need of a waste manage-
ment program. After an exploratory trip,
the first time he was back home in decades,
he decided to move back to Abaco sup-
ported by his wife Martha in the decision.
He applied for land and by December 2005
he had started a business on S.C. Bootle
Highway. "The scrap business went ex-
tremely well," said Mr. Mills. Not only
did it allow me to build my warehouse and
apartment, but it also helped the people
who brought me the metal."
To supplement the garbage collection
business, Mr. Mills started fabricating
things, some out of recycled metal such
as popular barbecue grills, others with im-
ported sheets of steel that he uses to make
the garbage bins that can be seen all over
Murphy Town and Dundas Town. The
barbecue grills come with wheels for easy
moving. A roasting grill with a turning rod
is also available. The garbage bins come in
various sizes and seem very sturdy.
The other piece of equipment he is
building is a large commercial garbage
compactor that will crush trash, making it
easier to transport. He also makes gates in
all sorts of sizes and designs, an example
of which can be seen at his property on
S.C. Bootle Highway. Any metal contrap-
tion you might think of, Mr. Mills will try
to put it together.
He is presently saving the scrap metal he
had accumulated before the crash in hopes
that the demand will eventually come back,
but he has stopped buying any more for
the time being. His fabricating business is
moving forward, though with a proper of-
fice opening soon and a warehouse nearly
completed.
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Blue hole is affecting highway Anniversary of the sinking of the
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A blue hole named Lost Reel Blue Hole
is located within a few feet of the Capt.
Earnest Dean Highway about three and a
half miles south of Spring City. Few peo-
ple realize that it is a blue hole because it
does not have a typical blue hole appear-
ance with a clearly defined pool of water.
The roof of the original cave is now just
under the surface and is supporting a thick
stand of rushes and aquatic plants.
Divers from the Antiquities, Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation /National
Museum of the Bahamas have been con-
ducting research at the Lost Reel Blue Hole
site for approximately four years. Studies
include ongoing experiments and the col-


These are holes in the pavement of Capt.
Dean Highway where the edge of the paving
stretched and is creating a dip. This is being
by the adjacent blue hole. Locals are hoping
tion will be taken before the concern become
jor problem.


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lection of ancient fossil material including
crocodiles and a new species of giant land
tortoise found nowhere else in the world.
The site also harbours rare and unique cave
adapted marine life found only at the Lost
Reel Blue Hole site. It contains very large
passages and rooms, some of which are 40
feet deep and 40 feet wide.
During the past few months the divers
have noticed that a section of the highway
that is directly adjacent to the edge of the
blue hole has begun slumping to the east,
It appears that the pavement and road bed
beneath the pavement are creating a de-
pression on the side of the highway that
is approximately 25 feet long by three feet
wide. The depression has been enlarging
iand deepening for the past two
months. The divers have in-
spected the interior looking for
any evidence of changes in the
hole but have found no evidence
of change.
The local staff of the Antiqui-
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Corporation would like to see
central government take action
to keep further damage from
happening. Since the site is so
important for the pre-historic
evidence it contains, the staff
feels that changes should be
made before the road collapses,
destroying additional evidence
of life long ago.
Engineers of the Ministry of
Works are aware of this situ-
Earnest ation and are monitoring the
is being changes.
caused Nancy Albury, representing
that ac- the Antiquities, Monuments and
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By Mirella Santillo
May 10th, 2009, will mark the 29th
anniversary of the sinking of the Defense
Force Vessel Flamingo that was hit by Cu-
ban missiles near the Santo Domingo Cay
off Ragged Island. The newly acquired ship
of the recently formed Royal Bahamas De-
fense Force had sailed from England only
a few weeks earlier. The Flamingo was on
a patrol mission in southwestern Bahamian
waters when her crew spotted two Cuban
fishing boats which she tried to apprehend.
The fishing boats tried to escape but were
finally boarded. The incident is still fresh
in the memory of Cooper's Town resident
Peterson James, who was Chief Petty Of-
ficer on board of the Flamingo when the
incident occurred.
It was May 10th 1980, he recalled, in
the afternoon, when the fishing boats were
finally stopped and put in tow. Because of
his rank, Chief Petty Officer James was in
charge of dealing with the poachers, and he
organized a small boarding party who went
aboard the two Cuban boats. As he boarded
the Cuban boats, a fighter jet flew over the
party firing in the water, then came back
and started firing at the Flamingo. "The
first missile hit the side of the boat, the
second one damaged the engine room."
Once the Flamingo was under attack,
explained Mr. James, the fishing boats
were cut loose. By then the Flamingo
was on fire and sinking, and her Captain,
Commander Amos Rolle, gave the order
to abandon ship. One of the fishing boats
had been disabled and was let go. From the


boat he was on, Chief Petty Officer James
helped as many men as he could come on
board.
When all the men in the sea had been
rescued, they were counted. Four crew
members were missing: Able Seaman Fen-
rick Sturrup, Marine Seaman David Tuck-
er, Marine Seaman Edward Williams and
Marine Seaman Austin Smith. Commander
Amos Rolle ordered a search. The four
crew members missing were never found.
As night fell, they left the area, all the sur-
vivors and the fishermen on the one fishing
boat on their way to Ragged Island.
They reached Ragged Island in the first
hours of Sunday morning and made their
way to town. Still the helicopters followed
them, trying to land, leaving only after
American fighter planes arrived. By then,
news of the attack had spread not only to
the United States but also to Nassau.
Back in Nassau the legal process started
and the incident was taken to the United
Nation. Even though poaching had been
proven, no one went to jail, but the Cuban
government eventually apologized and paid
compensation to the Bahamian government
for the ship and to the families of the miss-
ing seamen. A couple of years later, Chief
Petty Officer Peterson James received a
Purple Heart for the role he played in the
rescue .
It was a traumatic event not only for the
crew of the Flamingo and the families of
the missing seamen but also for the coun-
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School News


Easter Service at
Abaco Central High
By Mirella Santillo
The last morning of school at Abaco Cen-
tral High School before the Easter vacation
was consecrated to a religious service con-
ducted for most part by students and teach-
ers. The function began with a drill parade
by the newly installed Rangers accompanied
by their leaders, Shantell
Penn and Marine Sea- St. F
man A. Johnson. Name
During the assembly
the seven last words of
Jesus were read and in
between readings the
principal and teachers
joined in hymn singing
and prayers. Principal
Vanessa James inter-
preted a solo Just For
Me in a beautiful, pow-
erful voice that won her
the praise of Abaco's
District Superintendent
of Schools, Mrs. Lenora
Black.
In her address to the
students, Mrs. Lenora
Black reminded them
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knowing that Jesus was
raffle. The drawi,
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your future." The pro- Roberts while Ali
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Christian Movement. was apprec
PTA was appreci,
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nd te ess community.
encouraged the students


and Senior Master Vincent Coakley read
the Litany on the seventh last words.
It was a very powerful ceremony that put
the meaning of Easter into perspective. It
ended with the blessings of the congrega-
tion by Pastor Gibson, a Praise Dance and
a final hymn.

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Shown are Teacher Barbara Johnson, second place winner Tanner Cartwright, Hunter,
third place winner Aden Albury and Mrs. Dina Roberts.


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More School News 1


School From Page 73

Super Thursday at ACH
By Mirella Santillo
Last year's Super Tuesday became this
year's Super Thursday at Abaco Central
High School, a lay-day meant to connect
students with the adult members of the fac-
ulty, the clergy and the community through
the sharing of life changing experiences.
Assembled under the shade of the porch-
es, the students participated in praise and
worship and later listened to remarks from
Mrs. Lenora Black and Pastor Samuel Cor-
nish urging them to work hard and be de-
termined to make a difference. Also on the
program were Able Seaman Antoine John-
son, Det. Cpl. Domenico Boyd and their
Principal, Ms. Vanessa James. And finally,
they swayed to the rhythm of a Rap Song


performed
by Pastor
Burrows
of Change
Ministries,
a song about
the Rap-
ture and the
Revelations,
Face painting was a pupu- advising
lar booth, them to be
at peace and
ready for when the day comes.
After the lunch break, the students di-
vided into groups and meet with facilita-
tors to discuss issues and attitude problems
associated with adolescence. Among the
facilitators were Pastor Dean Gibson, Ms.
Lovely Reckley, Cpl. Boyd, Able Seaman
Johnson, Ms. Bernadette Murray, Ms.


Serena Brown and members of the PTA.
The last period of the day was recre-
ational listening to the New Entry Band, a
group composed of former Abaco Central
students, entertaining their former class-
mates.
Agape School Fair
By Jennifer Hudson
The Agape Christian School held its
fair on March 28 on the ball courts of the
school campus. The fair was very well at-
tended with a steady flow of people enjoy-
ing the fun all day. It was a well organized
event and thought had been given to shady
places for people sit and watch their chil-
dren having fun at the bouncy castle and the
many other games and activities for chil-
dren. This year the bouncy castle included
a rock climbing wall. Stalls included the
well loved pie-in-the-face and dunking the
principal events as well as a large selection
of tasty goodies such a conch salad, conch
fritters, corn dogs and sweets.
The fair was put together by faculty and
staff of the school with many parents and
student volunteers adding their help on the


day. "Due to the economy these days we
felt that we would be lucky to raise $5,000
but we, in fact, cleared over $15,000,
which is a record," stated a very delighted
Mrs. Cecile Albury, School Principal. Mrs.
Albury wishes to give special thanks to all
who contributed and especially businesses
who donated either food or financially.
"As a school we kept the three families
who had funerals that day in our hearts and
prayers," stated Mrs. Albury.
School League Bas-
ketball Championship
By Mirella Santillo
It took seven hours of playing to de-
termine the winners of this year's School
League Basketball Championship. The
finalists for the school year were senior
girls Agape Christian School; junior boys
- Abaco Central High School; and senior
boys S.C. Bootle High School.
There was a lot of excitement and antici-
pation in the gymnasium at Agape Christian

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The newly inducted Rangers entertained the students of Abaco Central High School at its
special Easter service.


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Seminar focused on Sustainable Development


By Mirella Santillo
On April 15th Friends of the Environ-
ment held a Sustainable Development
Workshop as a response to the residents'
preoccupation about the increasing number
of new developments on Abaco (14 have
been approved in principle). The rising
concern of unsustainable development on
Abaco prompted the formation of a Sus-
tainable Development Committee created
to advise developers as to what was best
suited for the island and to facilitate infor-
mation sharing and public awareness. Its
mission is "to educate the people of Abaco
to enable sustainable development and to
encourage the enforcement and improve-
ment of existing legislation and policies."
The purpose of the workshop was to ed-
ucate key stakeholders and to raise aware-
ness on best practices for development as
well as to produce a document outlining
the major concerns and issues.
These goals were achieved through sev-
eral presentations from individuals holding
key positions in dealing with environmen-
tal issues and two interactive sessions with
the audience to determine what the most
critical issues were and to suggest solutions
to rectify them.
The all-day seminar was held at New
Vision Ministries. It was begun by Ms.
Charlotte Dunn, a researcher on marine
mammals in Sandy Point, who said, "The
future of The Bahamas depends on the de-
velopment of a society that understands
limits."
The presentation by guest speaker Philip
Weech, Director of the BEST Commis-
sion, was very detailed. He explained sus-
tainability as the process of making sure
local resources were not being depleted by
improper use and un-sustainability where


resources were used faster than they could
be replenished. He defined environmental
protection as actions at local and interna-
tional levels to prevent and reverse envi-
ronmental degradation.
Mr. Weech covered the role of the three
departments within the Ministry of Envi-
ronment planning, protection and marine
affairs which address different areas of
special concern and control and defined
the BEST Commission as a legislative and
regulatory body.
The special focus of the Ministry of The
Environment concerns natural resources.
Land resources include fresh water, salt,
aragonite and timber while biological re-
sources include fish and other marine life,
parrots and other birds, as well as other
resources obvious and not so obvious. He
stressed the necessity to be aware of what is
done on land. "What we do on land should
not find its way to the sea," he warned.
He explained that the role of the BEST
Commission and the Department of Physi-
cal Planning was to establish efficient and
transparent studies that showed the impact
a project would have on the environment
and to see that developments reduce their
footprint and impact on the environment.
The Assistant Port Director, Capt. Cyril
Roker discussed regulations regarding the
building of docks and dredging. He remind-
ed the audience that all marine construction
had to be previously approved by the Min-
istry of the Environment. He stated that an
Environmental Impact Assessment must be
included with the application if dredging
was involved. A few cases of recent un-ap-
proved dredging raised concern.
The length of time it takes to have a
dock approved was brought up. Mr. Weech
stated that most of the time the application


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sent was uncomplete and needed to be sent
back and re-submitted, thus extending the
procedure.
Mrs. Eleanor Phillips with The Nature
Conservancy talked about the Caribbean
Challenge which "goals are to promote
environmental sustainability and improve
human livelihood. The Caribbean Chal-
lenge was signed on by the government
of The Bahamas in May 27 2008, in Ger-
many, during the ninth Conference of the
Parties to the Convention of Biological
Diversity. Five Caribbean nations includ-
ing The Bahamas, supported by the Nature
Conservancy, launched an initiative that
challenged fellow Caribbean nations to
conserve at least 20 percent of their marine
resource by 2020. Other Caribbean nations
are considering endorsement by 2009.
The list of conservation targets for Ab-
aco includes 17 areas that including sea


grass, coral reef, tall mangroves, pine for-
est, beaches, blue holes, caves and ground
water. Among the animals to be protected
are dolphins, spawning grouper and snap-
per, spiny lobster, conch, the Bahama par-
rot and important bird areas.
A discussion ensued without conclusion
as to what areas should be protected.
Before breaking for lunch, Professor
Craig Layman had people form six discus-
sion groups to determine which were the
most critical issues on Abaco regarding de-
velopment and the environment. "Devel-
opment is going to happen," he said, "but
the environment has to be protected. We
have to reconcile these two points."
The morning presenters covered most of
the aspects of dealing with environmental
concerns, from legislative guidelines and
Please see Seminar Page 17


Friends of the Environment organized a Sustainable Development Seminar held on April
15. The organizers and presenters are shown here: Tamica Rahming of the Bahamas
National Trust; Mike Hartman, past owner of an eco-lodge on Andros; Olivia Patterson
of Friends; Dr. Craig Layman, professor at Florida International University who is do-
ing research on Abaco; Kristin Williams of Friends; Philip Weech, Director of the BEST
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The Abaconian Section B Page 17


Seminar stressed local input in decision making


Seminar From Page 16
policies to shore development (docks and
dredging) to a conservation assessment
plan. The afternoon speakers addressed
sustainable resort building by presenting
two very different building aspects.
Mike Hartman spoke of an eco-lodge he
was involved with on Andros, accessible
only by boat. The Tiamo Resort, an en-
tirely "green resort" built with local mate-
rial, powered by solar energy, offered 11
bungalows priced at over $800 per night.
Mr. Matthew Lahti, third generation of
second homeowners in Sandy Point, but
presently a resident of Florida, outlined in
detail the proceedings involved in develop-
ment planning in Florida. Special consid-
erations have to be taken in case of wet-
lands, proximity of endangered species and
water analysis. The Florida procedure was
thought too restrictive for Abaco.
Cave diver Brian Kakuk treated the au-
dience to an incredible video of the caves
he has recently explored accessed through
various blue holes on Abaco and Andros.
The audience was awed by the huge col-
umns of crystals, stalactites and stalag-


mites, some rising 30 feet and as thick in
diameter, some in flower formation, some
in the shape of "frozen rain." He explained
that the cave system on South Abaco is
unique in the world, presently 42,000 feet
of underwater passages have been explored,
providing a huge pool of information on the
climate changes on the island, on original
plants life and inhabitants. "Time capsules
of Bahamian history," he called them.
Fossils in excess of 4000 years old have
been recovered as well as a live species re-
cently discovered and previously unknown
in Sawmill Sink.
The workshop ended with the summa-
ry of the solutions to the issues discussed
previously. Out of 19 concerns, five pre-
vailed.
Transparency in government activities:
the public should be informed of proposed
development before the Environmental Im-
pact Assessment. There should be radio,
internet and newspaper announcements 30
days prior to the first meeting.
Enforcement of existing legislation:
identify someone to lobby for enforce-
ment, perhaps the Administrator. Instill
respect for regulations and invite the pub-


The Sustainable Development Seminar was held at New Vision Ministries and attracted
a variety of community members who are concerned about excessive development on
Abaco. Many aspects of development were discussed as the group realized\s that develop-
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workshops.
Land use planning and zoning: identify
areas and define priorities. Create a Master
Plan. More consultation should take place,
more active awareness to be provided,
confer with a larger area of the public be-
cause scientists can identify problems but
do not always connect with society. More
planning between government, communi-
ties and developers.
The determination of a vision for
Abaco: all agreed that there should be
eco-friendly resorts on Abaco. Target a


different kind of tourists. Develop more
eco-tourism opportunities. Change attitude
of central government towards large devel-
opments. Assess what capacity of people
the island can handle.
SLarge scale environmental plan: apply
all of the previous points.
Everyone attending agreed that it was a
very productive workshop.
The results and conclusions of the
seminar will subsequently be compiled by
Friends of the Environment into a docu-
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School From Page 14

School as that school, Every Child Counts, came from Nassau to see the finals.
Abaco Central High School, S.C. Bootle The girls played first, a delirious Agape
High School, St. Francis de Sales School Christian School team pulling away with a
and Forest Heights Academy competed in 25 to 17 victory. They were followed by
the play-offs in the first four qualification a fantastic game of the Abaco Central ju-
games. At the end of these games, three nior boys who won 41 to 25 against S.C.
schools were left: Abaco Central had de- Bootle. The Abaco Central junior team had
feated ECC in the junior boys in a very remained undefeated throughout the cham-
close game. In that same category, S.C. pionship. The final game went to the senior
Bootle won over St. Francis. In the senior boys of S.C. Bootle with an easy victory of
boys category, Abaco Central took the best 58 to 48 against the Abaco Central's team
of Forest Heights Academy and S.C. Boo- whose players did their best to defend their
tie placed over ECC. position, but it was not enough.
The senior girls play-off had already Trophies were given to all the winners.
taken place and the two remaining teams The Most Valuable Players were recog-
were Agape Christian School and Abaco nized with the prize going to Larranique
Central High School. The junior boys' and Saunders of Agape Christian School. Alex-
senior boys' games were played between iou Roker was acclaimed as the MVP of
the two government high schools, Abaco the Abaco Central Junior Team while Ni-
Central and S.C. Bootle. gel Bootle received the honor for his con-
Wellington Miller, Director of the tribution to the S.C. Bootle senior team's
Olympic Committee. and Don Cornish, winning.
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Coastal conerns were topic of seminar


The Hon. Larry Cartwright, MP for
Long Island and the Minister of Agricul-
ture and Marine Resources, was one of the
presenters at a Coastal Awareness seminar
hosted by Abaco's Friends of the Environ-
ment. He praised the group for its environ-
mental stance and the complimented Abaco
for being a leader in environmental issues.
Owing to its archipelagic nature, the en-
tire Bahamas is a coastal zone and the vari-
ous lecturers focused on coastal and ma-
rine issues. Pollution of our harbours and
coastal waters was brought out, with blame
shared by marine interests and coastal sep-
tic tanks. It was said that a change in public
attitude is required before serious inroads
will be made in reducing the many sources


pollution.
The Ministry of Marine Resources is
studying ways to reduce coastal erosion
and to limit the loss of mangroves.
Mr. Edison Key, M.P. for South Aba-
co, felt that visiting boaters are the origin
of most of the oil seen on our harbour's
waters. He suggested that cruising boats be
identified with a large decal to better keep
track of them as they move through the is-
lands. Others asked if a data base of cruis-
ing boats could be established and made
accessible to the public. This would make
it easier to identify polluters, keep track of
their whereabouts and let others quickly
determine if visiting boats in their area had
cleared properly.


The Hon. Larry Cartwright was the keynote speaker at a Coastal Awareness Seminar
held by Friends of the Environment on April 6 at the Abaco Beach Resort. Shown here
is Mr. Cartwright discussing the seminar with Olivia Patterson, Cha Boyce and Kristen
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Although the Blue Flag designation was
felt to be desirable, it was said that few
marinas can come close to qualifying. It
was suggested that a lesser level of stan-
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The April 6 meeting at the Abaco Beach
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Dundas Town Comm April 7th
By Mirella Santillo
The agenda consisted mainly of a bud-
get discussions. The allocation of money
to do an initial cleaning of Central Pines
on April 18th was the first point. Area
clean-ups were encouraged by various en-
vironmental organizations in April since it
was Earth Month, but the people present
at the meeting expressed their preference
to pay someone to clean the Central Pines
neighborhood rather than do it themselves.
George Cornish offered to mow if some-
body picked up trash but no one followed
up on his offer. He then suggested to put
the job to tender for the monthly mainte-
nance and to offer a lump sum for the first
initial thorough clean-up. Administrator
Cephas Cooper suggested to do it on a ro-
tation basis so different people get the job
each month.
The number one capital project for the
Dundas Town Committee is the restora-
tion of the Burial Society building. But this
has not yet been approved by Cabinet. The
Prime Minister instead advised the Com-
mittee to concentrate on smaller capital
projects. Mr. Cooper discussed the issue
with the Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister
of State for Lands and Local Government,
during his recent trip to Abaco. However,
the Minister was unable to view the build-


ing while he was on the island. Although he
seemed to like the project, he said that the
ultimate decision was not his. A promissary
note from the building's Trustees indicated
their willingness to transfer the building to
the Committee by April 15th. Mr. Cooper
pointed out the document was only a prom-
ise and not an actual transfer. The money
pledged for the renovation of the Burial So-
ciety could be released for smaller capital
projects, he said. He was hoping that one
could be identified that same evening.
The increases for the 2009-2010 pro-
posed budget were reviewed; areas to
maintain included Central Pines, the bath-
rooms at Ocean View Park, Brown's Bay
Park, Central Pines Cemetery and the up-
keep of parks and roads with an increase
of $93,500.
There was a previous request for the
town to identify residents of Dundas Town
to be cited on the Queen's Honor List in
various career fields. Mrs. Nadine Beneby
was cited for her education career, Mr.
Milton Swain for his service in the police,
Mrs. Beulah Rutherford for her public
work, Mrs. Barbara Reckley in the hospital
/ nursing field, Mr. Silbert Mills for Local
Government, Mr. Cay Mills for sports and
Mr. Lernis Cornish for community service
and commerce.
The small capital projects identified for
government's approval were the reinforce-
ment of the seawall with boulders and the
addition of sand to create a recreational
beach at Brown's Bay. It was suggested to
bring an expert from the American Bridge
Company for advice.
Travel allowance for the Chairman to
travel to Freeport for the Commonwealth


Local Government Conference next month
was rejected.
Mr. Cooper discussed the organization
of a welcome breakfast for the delegates of
that conference that would be visiting Aba-
co prior to the conference and suggested to
finalize the issue at the next meeting.
The meeting ended with the financial re-
port reviewed by Administrator Cooper.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy
Chairman Faron Newbold in the absence of
Chairman Cay Mills.

Haitian Flag
Day Celebration
By Lucena Dumercy, Committee Chairman
Haitian Flag Day Celebration will be
held on May 16 beginning at 6 p.m. This
event is to commemorate the history and the
importance of the Haitian flag to its people.
This will be a fun filled event showcas-
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of activities will entertain including Creole
world music, Caribbean food dishes, theat-
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fun activities and sporting events.
The Haitian community is organizing
this to bring about a better understanding
and learning experience for Bahamians
showing the regard Haitians have for their
flag and to close the gap between Haitians
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sure Cay to renew acquaintance with each
other and discuss what life had dealt each
of them during the 35 years since their
graduation. Although there had been class
reunions every five years, there was still a
lot of news to share.
Several Abaconians were among the
guests that Saturday evening for the class
reunion dinner. Eleanor Campbell, Nick
Miaoulis, Daphne de Gregory (although
from an earlier class) and Rev. Charles
Carey accompanied by his wife. Some
guests had traveled from far away includ-
ing Washington, DC, other regions of the
United States, and Canada.
The dinner turned out to be a wonderful
reunion with people playing games while
old photos of the group were displayed on
a screen. There were skits, imitation of old
teachers, talk about other class members
not able to attend.
The visitors, considered domestic tour-
ists, were welcomed before dinner by
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Turtle Cay and Hope Town were organized
during their stay that lasted over Easter
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Entangled whale rescued

north of No Name Cay


By Mirella Santillo
On March 17th a group of divers from
Treasure Cay on a dive excursion came
upon a still creature blowing air in an area
north of No Name Cay. They dropped an-
chor to investigate and realized it was a
Hump Back Whale. Mr. Brent White with
Treasure Divers swam to the whale to find
out why the creature was not moving and
realized that the animal was immobile be-
cause a rope and float was tangled in her
tail fin, preventing her from swimming.
The marine mammal was hardly mov-
ing and looked tired and dry on top. The
scene took place in approximately 50 feet
of water so Mr. White, who was free-div-
ing, immediately tried to rescue the animal
and dived to cut the rope. He cut as much
of the rope as possible but had to leave a
piece that was embedded about five inches


deep into the skin of the whale. A piece
was left still hanging under the tail. He
only cut the top part. That was sufficient to
allow the whale to move its tail. Through
the whole process, the animal stayed very
calm, he said. He wanted to stay to take
more photos but soon realized that he had
the company of a couple of tiger sharks,
an uncomfortable situation that he soon es-
caped.
Approximately an hour later, the divers
went back to check on the whale that was
still there. But as the divers went down in
the ocean, the mammal dived with them
and followed them.
It was an awesome experience com-
mented the diver, who added that he had
never seen a whale before in that area.


Divers came across this hump back whale immoblile in the water near No Name Cay. On
inspection they found that a rope and float were tangled in her tail fin that prevented her
from swimming. Brent White cut as much of the rope as he could but part of the rope had
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launched with 194 participants on Grand
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Island, Inagua, Abaco and New Provi-
dence. This is just the beginning of many
other initiatives if we keep focused," she
stated.
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years growing up when there were no day-
care or preschool provisions. "Our homes
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today economic demands require both par-
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part of our national development. We must
ensure that teachers are carefully selected
and trained as these graduates have been."
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rewarding career telling them, "You are
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Mrs. Cathy Key brought brief remarks
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MP for South Abaco who was detained on
business in Nassau, commending the pre-
school unit for its foresight in equipping the
graduates to help children reach their full-
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caring for the minds of our children telling
them that they are in part responsible for
the development of the nation.
A very dynamic and inspirational key-
note address was given by Mrs. Carnetta
Ferguson, Assistant Director of Education
(Management), who used many examples
from the Bible to illustrate what great
things can come from small beginnings.
She entreated the graduates to mold and
teach the children and to be patient. "In
order to do your job properly you have to
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You must look beyond the academics," she
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Go the extra mile and be an example at all
times," she warned. "You will not get rich
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profession.
Before being presented with their cer-
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selection.
Classes were held in three-hour sessions
on Saturdays. Many came from as far as
Little Abaco and the cays to take advan-
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graduates are now certified to be preschool
teachers not only on Abaco but anywhere
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Joe Shrier receives

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Hope Town Community Restoration Project. Mr. Shrier happily reported that over the
past ten years PERC has processed donations in the amount of $1.4 million to various
Abaco charitable organizations, a truly amazing amount of money for one man to have
made possible. Joe and his wife, Dottie, first came to Abaco in 1964. In 1979 they built
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community-minded couple is indicative of the amazing second homeowners on Abaco
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May 1, 2009


North Abaco News


By Vernique Russell
Treasure Cay Primary
Sports Day
The students of the Treasure Cay pri-
mary school, after many days of practic-
ing and mini rallies, hit the track and the
field to represent their house for the chance
to be crowned champions. Divided into
three houses or groups that were named
after former Bahamian Governor Gener-
als Cash, Butler and Darlings, the students
participated in a variety of field events.
Under the leadership of physical educa-
tion teacher Charles Potier, students did
their best. After two days of competition,
the Butler house won with Cash coming in
second and Darlings in third. The best of
the students are now preparing to represent
the school in Marsh Harbour at the Inter-
Island Track and Field Competition.
PTA fair was a success
The PTA and the staff of the Sherlin
Bootle High School held a fair on April 4 to
raise monies for the purchase of a bus that
will minimize the trouble that the school
faces when attending events. Scrumptious
meals were served and there was a variety
of beverages and games. The organizers
are very appreciative of the support they
received.
Wedding Bells
The sound of wedding bells has been
ringing loudly throughout the community
of North Abaco since the start of the year
and the sound continues to echo throughout
settlements and community as couples ex-
press their love for each other and commit
to a life together. The most recent wed-
ding in North Abaco took place on April
5th, 2009. The ceremony took place at Re-
vival Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper's
Town. Ms. Joy Cooper and Mr. Buck Mc-
Intosh exchanged hearts, hands and vows
and committed themselves to each other to
be one another's comforter, friend, com-
panion and lover. The ceremony began at
10 am in the presence of God, witness,
family and friends. Officiating the ceremo-
ny was Bishop Cedric Bullard. The couple
will reside in Cooper's Town.


Talent Night
Min. Carlton and Lady Lavina McIn-
tosh have established programs and events
that will edify the believers and give
people an opportunity to worship. One of
their programs that has caught the hearts
of the young people in Cooper's Town is
their weekly youth service that take on dif-
ferent forms each time. On April 2nd it
was a Talent Night. This event attracted
the young, the teens, young adults and the
young at heart. There were renditions of
songs, dances, poems, readings and exhor-
tations. The teens were given the oppor-
tunity to express what life means to them.
A sermonette was delivered by one of the
young adults and the message encouraged
the young people to serve God in their
youth. Bags of goodies and treats were
given to everyone who attended.
If you live in the North Abaco, an invi-
tation is extended to you to join Min. Mc-
Intosh and Lady Lavina on Thursdays at
7 p.m. for an exciting time of fellowship-
ping, socializing, praise and worship.
Spanish Day
Under the theme Los Chicos de El Shad-
dai Christian Academy Hablan Espanol
the El Shaddai Christian Academy school
hosted it First Annual Spanish Day. This
occasion was held in collaboration with
the Ministry of Education's observance of
Modern Language Week. On March 24th
the students assembled at the Treasure Cay
Community Center under the leadership
of their Spanish teacher, Senora Mahalia
Levarity, to display what they are being
taught during their Spanish sessions. In
songs, dances, demonstrations and recitals
the students expressed themselves through
Spanish conversation. The parents and on-
lookers who came were well impressed by
the vast knowledge that the children had.
Senora Levarity prepared Spanish delica-
cies and treats for the audience to give a
taste of Spanish food. For the children the
highlight of the day was the opportunity to
burst the pifiata and collect the treats that
were inside.
Champions Once Again
On March 21st the young men of the


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Port Department


Public Notice

Private Boat Licenses

Expired March 31, 2009

The public is advised that private boat licenses expired March 31, 2009
and should have been renewed. Owners of boats with expired licenses
are urged to bring these up-to-date at once.
All affected private boat owners are therefore reminded to contact the
Marsh Harbour Port Department office at their earliest convenience.
Licenses can be renewed by mail to:
Port Department
P.O. Box AB 20201
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Please include last year's registration card.
Captain Cyril A. Roker
Port Administrator


Treasure Cay Sporting Club traveled to
Marsh Harbour to the Abaco Youth Club
Tournament that was held at Grace Gym
on the campus of Agape Christian School.
Teams from around the island participated
for the chance to win the tournament and
take the trophies home with them. After
dribbling, passing, assisting and rebound-
ing, the boys of Treasure Cay Sporting
Club emerged as the winners and the tro-
phies were once again heading the North.
The community of Treasure Cay congratu-
lates Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team for
a job well done.
Cedar Harbour
Easter Festival
The community of Cedar Harbour cel-
ebrated its ninth annual Easter Festival and
Homecoming on April 10th 12th. People
came from near and far to celebrate with
the homecoming committee and to make
the event a success.
The celebrations kicked off on Friday
with a night of entertainment and comedy.
Simone Beneby, special guest of the night,
can be described as a stand up comedian or
a one-woman show. No matter what title,
it is a fact that she is hilariously funny and
has the ability to drive away dark clouds
through her act. Persons who saw her show
were not disappointed. On Saturday an all
day fair allowed families to participate in
games, enjoy food and fellowship. That
evening the committee cooked up another
great night of entertainment with Austin
Mills and his team who put on a show that
made you laugh so hard that you had to
cry. Following his show was the New En-
try Band, who worked up the crowd with
an awesome lively performance. On Sun-
day it was time to focus on the true cel-
ebration of the Easter season.
Following a special Sunday morning ser-
vice at Ebenezer Baptist Church, there was
a gospel concert that evening. This year the
concert featured local sounds and dancers.
The newly formed gospel group Genesis
was among the line up for the night.
Outreach Service
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and their affiliate will host a ser-
vice on the Don Corbett Court in Treasure
Cay on May 2. The goal of the ministry
is to take the message of salvation beyond
the four walls of their church. The services


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are held the first Sunday of each month and
location and speakers normally vary. The
committee walks door-to-door in a prayer
ministry. They invite the public to join
them.
Wedding Congratulations
Ms. Charmara Parotti and Mr. Rustin
Rolle exchanged vows on April llth in a
ceremony held at Revival Time Pentecos-
tal Church of God in Cooper's Town. Of-
ficiating was Bishop Cedric Bullard. The
reception followed at the church fellowship
hall. Friends and family came to celebrate
with the couple as they pledged their love
for each other. Charmara is the daughter
of Ms. Gena Parotti and Rustin is the son
of Mrs. Victoria Rolle. The community of
North Abaco congratulates them.
Books were donated
Nancy McDonald, Founder and Director
of Read Bahamas, donated several dozen
reading books to the S. C. Bootle Library
recently. Read Bahamas believes every
child should experience the joy of reading
and establish a life-long love of reading.
The staff and students say thank you to Ms.
McDonald for her kind donation.
Fund raising for
summer festival
Each week the Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race Committee hosts Fish
Fries at the Treasure Cay ferry landing. To
celebrate the Easter Holiday weekend the
committee hosted a special fish fry. The
crowd was really thick. People came out
with one purpose and that was to have a
good time. DJ Bones and DJ Piles kept the
music going. People partied until the early
morning hours, dancing and socializing.
The committee also hosts beach parties
on public holidays throughout the spring
and summer to raise funds to defray the
expenses of the boat races. On April 13th
people partied with the committee. Special
guest disc jockey was Da Mighty Pencil.
Hundreds of Abaconians showed up to en-
joy the food, drinks and to socialize. Orga-
nizers were quite pleased with the turnout
and dubbed the fund raiser a success.
Abaco Day on Grand Bahama
The North Abaco Summer Festival and


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Power Boat Race Committee will be taking
their fundraising drive on the road and are
heading to Grand Bahama. On May 9th,
the committee will host a beach party on
Taino Beach under the theme Abaco Day.
For those who cannot travel to Grand Ba-
hama, the committee is requesting that
you call up all your family and friends on
Grand Bahama and spread the news.
Cancer walk
The Abundant Living Walk Aerobics
Exercise Club will host a Cancer Walk on
April 25th. It will begin at 7 a.m. at the
Treasure Cay Shopping Center and end at
Full Gospel Assembly. Group leader Mrs.
Glendina Mills asks everyone to join them.
Registration fee is $10 and will be donated
to the Cancer Society of Abaco. With the
alarming increase in the number of cancer
cases, the group is encouraging persons to
come and support this effort.
2nd Annual North Abaco
Easter Basketball Classic
The Treasure Cay Sporting Club in
conjunction with HOYTES (Helping Our
Youths Through Education and Sports)
Bahamas brought basketball alive on the
Don Corbett Basketball Court for the Sec-
ond Annual North Abaco Easter Basketball
Classic Tournament. The tournament fea-
tured teams from Nassau and settlements
throughout Abaco. Unfortunately, this
year the teams from Freeport were unable
to attend and there were no girls' teams
participating. On Thursday evening teams
played for the opportunity to be crowned
the king of the court. Nine games were


played that evening to get ready for the
elimination round.
The teams this year were strong and
ready, bringing only their best to court for
battle. Youth in Action, Little Abaco, Coo-
per's Town, HOYTES Nassau and Trea-
sure Cay Sporting Club all participated in
four divisions, under 10, 12, 14 and 16. On
Friday the teams returned to the court for
the continuation of the tournament. That
evening the opening ceremony was held
and hosted by the founder of HOYTES,
Mr. David McPhee. This year the tour-
nament has grown, he said, referring to
teams lined up in their tournament t-shirts.
The major sponsor of the tournament was
Colina Imperial. Mr. McPhee recognized
the excellent job that the local coaches are
doing and the works of Coach Johnson,
who is now in charge of the HOYTES pro-
gram in Nassau.
The tournament was officially declared
opened by Mrs. Myrtis Russell. It was
now time for the elimination round. Elimi-
nations continued into Saturday evening.
By seven that evening the championship
round had began. The Under 10 champi-
onships was between Treasure Cay and
Youth in Actions, Youth in Action won.
The under 12 was between Treasure Cay
and HOYTES Nassau, Hoytes won. The
under 14 was between HOYTES Nassau
and Little Abaco, Little Abaco won. The
under 16 was between Treasure Cay and
Cooper's Town, Treasure Cay won.
The trophy ceremony followed the
championship games. Each night many
supporters came out to enjoy the games
and to cheer on their favorite team. The
teams are now making preparation to par-


ticipate in the HOYTES Labour Day Clas-
sic in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Nutrition for Life
Dr. Mary McCartney, a nutritionist,
comes to Abaco every two weeks to work
with people who have weight problems.
With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Mc-
Cartney can coach her clients to a healthier
life. Her programs are designed especially
for for the individual based on body needs
and assessment. Every two weeks she fol-
lows up on the progress her clients make.
Dr. McCartney believes that time has come
for each person to take charge of her health
and become more responsible for her bod-
ies. There are plans for children who are
overweight. She has her sessions all day
on Saturday at the Anglican Parish Hall in
Marsh Harbour. For further information
or to find out when her next visit will be,
interested person can contact Mrs. Sharon
Dorsette at Commonwealth Bank.
Bike-a-thon
The Abundant Living Aerobics Club has
been under a 100-day challenge for the past
few weeks. This challenge is to help club
members push harder towards getting into
shape. The club has hosted a beach walk
and eight-mile walk so far. The next event
is a Bike-a-thon. On May 16th the club
leader is inviting all interested person to
meet them at the Treasure Cay Shopping
Center for the club's first bike-a-thon. The
participants will ride from the shopping
center to Full Gospel Assembly starting at
7 a.m.
Fair Announcement
On May 16th the place to be will be the
Treasure Cay Primary School as El Shad-


dai Christian Academy hosts a Grand Fair.
It promises to be filled with lots of excite-
ment and surprises beginning at 11 a.m.
There will be lots of food, games, music
and fun. The children will enjoy a bounc-
ing castle and a visit from the Abaco Char-
acters for Kids. Music will be provided by
a special guest deejay. We are inviting the
public to bring the whole family to cele-
brate with us.
Women's Conference
New Hope Baptist Church in Mount
Hope hosted its Annual Women's Con-
ference. The services were on April 20th
through April 26th and people's lives were
changed.
Dates Announced
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race committee announces
that the dates for the fourth Annual North
Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat
Race will be July 23rd to 26th. This year's
festival is planned to be the best of them
all.
Summer School
The Fun Spot Summer School will be of-
fering a summer camp beginning June 29th
and climaxing on August 7th. This camp is
designed to cater to children who are strug-
gling in the any subject area and to enhance
their education development.There will be
special reading, math and language classes
as well as fun features and games that kids
can ingage dulge in. Fun Spot will also
offer regular baby sitting services during
working hours. Lunch will be included in
the package. For further information per-
sons can contact 365-8720 or 475-7247.
Space is limited.


S Your precious memories ore for keepsakes,
With which we never part,
SGod has you safely in his keeping,
S But we hove you forever in our hearts.


A Fund Raising for


Mike Malone

May 23 12 Noon until...

BAIC property across from BEC office



















Mike has been hospitalized in Intensive Care for the
past three months. His share of the medical expens-
es now exceeds $250,000.

The Rotary Club of Abaco, Abaco Hardware and the
Masonic Lodge ask your support to assist him.

Games Pony Rides

Auctions Contests

Demonstrations Food

Admission: $2 for adults $1 for each child
All profit goes to the goal of raising $40,000


May 1, 2009


The Abaconian Section B Page 23






Page 24 Section B The Abaconian


May 1, 2009


Car takes out three others

before stopped by garbage bin
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In the afternoon of April 1, just as the
traffic light changed and the far dark Nis-
san under the light entered the intersec-
tion from Commonwealth Bank, a Pon-
tiac van sped through from the west, took
the Nissan's bumper off and caused other
damage. This initial impact changed the
Pontiac's trajectory sending it into the on-
coming lane as it continued through the
intersection.
Stopped by the red light on the east side
was a sedan which the Pontiac hit head on,
mashing in the sedan's front and pushing
it sideways into middle of the road.
This second collision altered the van's
trajectory further, causing it veer into the


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B & D parking area where it demolished
the front end of a parked Ford F150 pickup
truck. After this third collision, the Pon-
tiac's final momentum was absorbed by
an accommodating refuse container which
prevented it from making a final blow to
the Bahamas Family Market store.
Bystanders said that the woman driv-
er, her baby and three girl students were
taken to the government clinic as one girl
had a bad cut on her leg.
Judging from the damage inflicted by
the Pontiac to three other cars and a gar-
bage container, speed must have been a
factor.


Clarification of Police Report
In the sparse crime report of April not involved, not charged nor did he
15 furnished by the Abaco Police De- appear in court. He believes the police
partment, Suluke Innocent was listed may have intended that the report re-
as having broken into a house. He fer to Suluke Innocent Jr. The police
wishes the public to know that he was have not commented.




Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center

We would like to thank the public for their continuous
support and help in feeding the hungry and clothing the
naked. Yes, there are many hurting people in this land

The least you have done unto these,
you have done it unto me.

Lend a Helping Hand to Heal Our Land
Tel: 225-4575 554-8880 367-3181 367-5857



A Tribute to Ruthy Key
Ruthy Key of the Bahamas Family Market
at the stop light in down Town Marsh Harbour
The taxi drivers say thanks to Ruthy Key, who gives the
cab drivers a cup of hot tea or coffee early in the morning
when they have to rush out of their houses to get on line at
the ferry dock or the Marsh Harbour International Airport.
Some may say it's a small thing, but I say it's a large thing.
Ruthy is right on the corner like the 7-11 in the U.S., right
on the way home.
I see some old men who stop by for tea and bread, and
Ruthy gives it to them at no cost.
Ruth, Jesus said if you do it to the least, you do it to me.
Ruthy, keep up the good work for the Lord. Heaven will
surely be worth it all. God bless you and keep you and your
family always.
"Abaco Joe"


Uikwwoint... The effect of the

economic downturn on Abaco


By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas tourism product has al-
ready taken a major hit because of the glob-
al economic meltdown and the recession is
not being shy, as it has also had an effect
on Abaco heading into an uncertainty that
has many wondering how they will survive
in 2009. Hundreds of hotel workers have
already been laid off in New Providence
and now properties on Abaco are adding
employees to the unemployment line as
the Minister of Tourism, Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace, and his team are searching
for ways to get the country through this
recession.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has al-
ready laid off some employees and the oth-
er hotels and resorts on Abaco are stating
there may be more lay-offs to come. Mr.
Wanderpool-Wallace is developing a new
business plan to address the issues regard-
ing our approach to promote the Bahamas
and specific promotion of each destination.
Tourism has returned to the old concept
It's Better in The Bahamas.
For the next year there are some con-
cerns for the destination in terms of tour-
ism depending on how the economy turns.
All partners have to do a better job, giving


a product of value to all of the guests they
are trying to invite. Abaco has the capacity
to withstand a downturn for a short period
of time and for the short term the destina-
tion should be okay.
Abaco does have a unique product with
the majority of its visitors being second
homeowners and boaters. With the drop
in fuel prices, more boaters will be able
to make the trip over to The Bahamas and
keep their yachts on Abaco for a longer pe-
riod of time. The cays and the Abaco Club
have seen their numbers dwindle already
coming into the new year.
This is where Abaconians need to focus
on more niche tourism opportunities to at-
tract guests who normally wouldn't travel
to the islands. There needs to be more en-
tertainment and activities in the different
settlements to give visitors a native taste of
The Bahamas.
Our business on Abaco is much differ-
ent than a lot of other places. Abaco itself
is not just a resort area with individual re-
sorts but second homes with the villas and
condominiums. Because people own those
properties, they will continue to support
those properties and they provide the basis
for us to have a strong economy.


PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The public is hereby advised that I, FABIAN TYRONE MILLS of the Settle-
ment of Dundas Town in the Island of Great Abaco one of teh Island of the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas intend to change my name to FABIAN TYRONE
ARCHER. If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O. Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



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Dr. Camille Farquharson
(Auskell Medical Clinic)
Dr. Camille Farquharson is a Family Medicine Specialist She
graduated from St. Anne's High &hool and The College of The Ba
hamas, Nassau, Bahamas, Acadia Un iversity in Wolfeville, Nova Sotia
and University of the West Indies Medical &hool in Trinidad. She
completed a three year postgraduate training program in Family
Medicine at Dome Family Practice Program in Dome, Georgia, USA.
She previously worked for The Walk-In Medical Clinic and now
operates the Holistic Family Medicine Centre on Harold Doad, New Dr. Camille Farquharson
Providence. She is a consultant with the Family Medicine Department at the Princes Margaret
Hospital, a Supervisor with the Family Practice Desidency Program and an associate lecturer with
the University of the West Indies Clinical Training Program in New Providence. Dr. Farquharson
serves as President of the Bahamas Asociation of Primary Care Physicians, Member of the Medi
cal Asociation of the Bahamas, Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians.
As a family physician she emphasizes preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle. She cares for
patients of all ages, both male and female for routine healthcare including well child exams, pap
smear, prostate exam and breast exams. She also cares for persons with diabetes, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, skin diseases, coughs, colds and other infections. She will be seeing
patients from Auskell Medical Clinic on Wednesdays starting April 1st. Please contact the clinic
to arrange an appointment







May 1, 2009


The Abaconian


Section B Page 25


Remembering the old days


By Fred Klevers
Fort Pierce, Florida
The story of the "Fulton" sure brought
back memories. In the early 60s before
Hurricane Betsy, I came down from Little
Harbour with the lighthouse keeper, Curtis
Lowe, and his two sons to Snake Cay to
pick up a cylinder of gas for the light and
a drum of diesel for Randolph Johnston's
Studio plus groceries. On the way down in
the little flat skiff, powered by a 2 1/2 hp
Seagull and a skulling slot on the back of
the boat, we set out to Lynyard Cay to pick
up conch which Curtis would sell at Snake
Cay for two for a shilling to pay for part of
his groceries.
Curtis' wife, Bessy, used to bake bread
that also was sold at Snake Cay or on the
way to Marsh Harbour via Boat Harbour.
Nina Albury, Billy Albury"s wife, used to
manage the liquor store on the end of the
dock in front of the Police Station. Then
it was manned by two constables. At the
time, those were very quiet times in Marsh
Harbour. Boat Harbour was also the ferry
dock for Hope Town via Junonia, Albury's
Ferry vessel. There were two of them, a
small one and a larger one for freight. They
were operated by Marcel or Richie Albury
from Man-O-War and another young fel-
low whose name I can't recall.
Anyway, many trips back from Snake
Cay had to be made via the Creek since
the sea was too rough for the heavy load in
the flat skiff. The little Seagull had his ups
and downs with mostly water in the gas or
the points that were set by the thickness of
the cutlass. Quite often the art of "skull-
ing" had to be called in. For hours on and
before we made it back to Little Harbour
which we sometimes could not enter due
to the sea crashing against Tom Curry's
Point. So a little detour into the Bight was
in order until a calmer day when the skiff
could be brought around the Point into the
beach at the Studio. There the barrel and
tank would be dumped into the water and


rolled up on the beach and into the genera-
tor house or up the hill to the light.
In 1961 1 bought a lot on Tom Curry's
Point, Lot #2, with my wife. She was the
daughter of the Kennissons, who had the
only other house besides the Johnston's and
the lighthouse people in Little Harbour. In
1963 1 came in with my own boat. It was a
36-foot landing craft with a gate up in the
bow, a former Navy vessel. It took me 18
hours to cross the Gulf Stream from Miami
to West End, then the Jack Tar Marina.
From there the going was just a matter of
time, like three days to make it to Little
Harbour. I used kerosene for fuel mixed
with used crank case oil, and it never
smoked or had any problems. It was an 80
hp Budda navy engine and wide open could
get four knots, incredible speed. She made
a number of trips to Marsh Harbour and
Snake Cay and made things a lot easier to
go shopping with now two barrels of diesel
and two tanks of gas for the light.
Trips to Marsh Harbour always wound
up at Cuthbert Albury's on the Airport Road
for a hamburger and a beer. Old Cuthbert
used to always sit there with Charles Saw-
yer, the soda man of Marsh Harbour, and
play cards. Then Cuthbert expanded the
place to a dance hall. We called it the "Cat
House" due to a half dozen felines pushing
around your legs and chairs, looking for
handouts.
Times really changed when the "water"
(public water main) came down Airport
Road. Marcel Albury (from Marsh Har-
bour) and his brothers and daddy spent
many hours getting a tank and well installed
at the airport. The airport was then only a
small little hub for customers. Immigration
and passengers fought to stay out of the
rain. There were two flights a week from
Nassau and Palm Beach. Spotty Albury,
Ancel Albury, his real name, a brother of
Cuthbert Albury, was running a major taxi
business with two Cadillacs going as far as
Treasure Cay. He one time told me the road


to Treasure Cay was so bad that you could
not even fly over it. Spotty was known for
his jokes. One time he came into the Cat
House and said that someone has stolen
his steering wheel. We came out to inspect
and found out that he woke up in the back
seat. One of his favorites was that he did
not like the government messing in Abaco
economics. According to government from
Nassau it suggested Bahamians start rais-
ing "fowl" but according to Spotty "only
chickens could be raised on the island."
I left Abaco in 1970 and moved on with
my life. I came back after 10 years and
what a change. Now it is almost 40 years
and it's hard to recognize some areas. Ca-
suarina Point was then just started. Well, I
am staying here with some lovely people in
a beautiful, comfortable cottage. I rented a
car in Marsh Harbour and am making my
trips around into the old familiar places.
Yesterday I was in Sandy Point. My wife


and I had a tasty lunch. Upon my leaving
I saw a young lady making something. I
could not recognize what she was cutting
up. Upon closer inspection I recognized
conch. She looked up to me with a smile
and said she makes the best conch salad on
the island. I smiled back and turned to see a
large bucket full of conch the size of pieces
of a silver dollar. I felt like crying to see a
waste like that by a native and could only
shake my head feeling sorry for the future
of such waste and destruction by their own
people. We used to go lobster hunting but
never, ever took one with eggs or chopped
a conch in the water or took any small fish.
Here is a question, however. Did she re-
ally know what she was doing?
Anyway, I hope that this was an isolated
incident. When I come back in a few years,
I hope I will still find some of the beauty I
found here before.


6baco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201

FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS!


* NCR Forms
* Office Stationary
* Certificates
* Tickets 9ai
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* Labels
* Flyers
* Brochures
* Business Cards
* Photo Scanning
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Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale


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





Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262





Central Pines 2 bed/i bath, central A/C, fully
furnished $950. Unfurnished $850 (fridge &
stove). For info contact 366-0677 or 466-4098
Dundas Town large 2 bed/ 1 bath apt. opposite
Friendship Preschool. Quite, safe area. Call
426-5258/ 367-3437 Ms. Johnson
Great Cistern 1 bedroom cottage. Sea of Abaco
views and beach access. Suits single or couple.
$1,200 per month (includes water and electric-
ity) Call 367-4569 or 359-6442
Great Cistern water front villa, 1 bed/ 1 bath,
central A/C, washer/dryer, furnished, pool. 1
person or couple. No children or pets. $1350
monthly. Available June 1. Contact 367-0883
or 551-5883


Guana Cay 4 bed/ 2 bath house w/ dock.
Available May 1 thru Nov 1. Contact 365-5032,
458-1008 or 954-873-9155
Guana Cay harbour view apt, fully equipped,
2/1, full kitchen, TV, VCR. $900 weekly.
Available monthly. Call 904-982-2762
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
hopetown.com
Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1
bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and
drier, water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs.
Green at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, large 1500 sq. ft. harbour
view 2 story townhouse, 2 bed/21/2 bath, op-
posite Abaco Beach Resort, long/ short term.
$2000 Call 376-2252, 426-5258 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision apt. 2 bed/
1 bath, central A/C, newly renovated and fully
furnished. Serious inquies call 9-5, 367-2951
or 577-5086 after 5 pm




Bahama Palm Shores Lot, $126K, Ocean
front. Build your dream home. Claudia 786-
412-2000 claudiagarzon2000@yahoo.com


Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay large cleared lot by owner at Button-
wood Bay Sub. Access to community dock/boat
basin; 1 lot away from the Sea of Abaco; call
242-366-0266
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
www.guanawaterfront.com
Leisure Lee, 2 waterfront lots for sale by owner.
100' waterfront with boat slips, bulkheads and full
length docks. Ready to build. $365,000 ea. Will
finance 375-8777 or 772-288-9941
Marsh Harbour for sale by owner, large 4500
sq. ft. 2 story harbour view townhouse complex.
$580,000 gross all units or $200,000 each unit.
Call 376-2252 or 362-1021
Murphy Town 2 lots and 1 side duplex, 80% com-
plete, cathedral ceiling, ceramic tiles, shatterproof
windows, Jacuzzi tub. Great deal. $105,000 net.
Call 458-3912
Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236


Sweeting Village pristine 3 bed/ 2 bath, Hardi
board, 1700 sq. ft., central air, washer/dryer,
picket fence, manicured lawn. Built in 2006,
lot size 9,000 sq. ft. Great neighborhood for
kids. $275,000 net. Contact Leslie Pinder at
367-0400
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft town-
houses all with deep water docks & garages!
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: 678-705-2505
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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May 1, 2009


Swine flu scare
causes voluntary
quarantine
A senior class cruise by ten Agape Chris-
tian School students and four chaperones
concluded with their voluntary quaran-
tine as recommended by health authorities
since their ship had stopped in Cozumel,
Mexico, for four hours on April 22.
No one in the group exhibited any of the
flu symptoms and by the time they were
examined on April 26 at the Government
Clinic in Marsh Harbour, they had ex-
ceeded the 48-hour incubation period when
symptoms will appear after exposure.
However, the incident alerted govern-
ment health officials to the possibility of
travelers bringing the virus here. Immigra-
tion and other officials at ports of entry are
now paying particular attention to where
travelers have been visiting and looking for
signs of illness.
The students, teachers and chaperones
are now back to their normal routine, hav-
ing had a longer spring break than origi-
nally intended.


Environment Ministry Launches Pro-

gram to Stem Coastal Zone Erosion


The Ministry of the Environment is
spearheading a programme to slow the ero-
sion of coastal areas by ridding the country
of invasive plants not native to The Baha-
mas such as the casuarina and Hawaiian
sea grape (scaevola). The Minister of the
Environment, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, said
in a recent interview that many people tend
to grow these invasive plants around their
homes because they look good and grow
quickly in virtually any type of environ-
ment. But the Minister pointed out that
these plants destroy the country's native
trees and dominate the environment. The
plants, he said, are also destroying the sand
dunes and their vegetation that protect the
islands of The Bahamas from beach ero-
sion.
To counteract such erosion, the Minis-
try is launching an initiative to encourage
Bahamians to grow native plants and to aid
in efforts to remove the invasive plants.
The Ministry has commenced landscaping
public areas particularly near the beaches
with native plants.


Environmental Educator at the Baha-
mas Environment Educational Foundation
(BREEF) Charlene Carey said the plants
native to our islands include sea oats, sea
purslane, coco plums, railroad vine, sea
grapes, buttonwood, bay lavender, bay lil-
ies, bay geranium. There is also a native
scaevola. She said small island countries
that often have a unique bio-diversity are
particularly vulnerable to destruction from
invasive species. She explained that all of
the ecosystems of small islands work to-
gether to protect them from erosion.
She added that coral reefs break up large
ocean waves creating calmer seas between
the reefs and the shoreline. "If we damage
the reef, then those big waves would come
onshore and we would have more beach
erosion, which is not good for tourism and
certainly not good for us in terms of hous-
ing and storm protection." She added, "In
a storm, though, the waves are still big
enough to get past the reef. So the beach
dune is what will protect us from the water
going further inland. The big waves from


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Church


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


Sitting


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


We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
T Tra in Lo v e
Sand Sendo


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


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


the storm will come, hit the beach and go
back and then any sand that it takes with
it as it goes is going to get trapped by the
sea grass."
Mrs. Carey explained that the sea grass
helps to trap the sediment in the water and
keep it beachside where it will eventually
get pushed onto the beach. Thus the three
ecosystems, the coral reefs, the sand dunes
and the sea grass, all help to maintain the
beaches.
The needles from the casuarina plants,
however, form a thick blanket that blocks
the sun so that nothing grows underneath
them, she noted. The needles also produce
a toxin that prevents the growth of native
plants.
Pointing out that the invasive casuari-
na plant has a shallow root system, Mrs.
Carey said, "So as waves come up with
the storm, it washes the sand from under
them so they fall over and take the balance
of the sand with them. Then you have lost
your dune."
Executive Director of BREEF Casaurina
McKinney added that invasive species do
not have natural predators because insects
do not eat them as no insect has evolved
with the plants.


Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
S. St. James
Methodist
SHope Town
Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
aMission 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


Business


ervice


directory


Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822

Coming Soon to
B & V Plaza
Don MacKay Blvd.

Signature Subs and Salads

Same great taste as Subway


Tropical 8uvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals
-e

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

Baby & Me Boutique
Visit us for all your Infant, Toddler
and Maternity Needs!!!
Open: Monday Friday 9 am 6 pm
Location: upstairs in the yellow wooden building next door
to Auskell Medical Center on Queen Elizabeth Drive

Abaco A & D Trucking
hCall us
STimothy
Sor Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PRO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco


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


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 Island 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
iislanpharmacy@yahoo.com
www.abacoislandpharmacy. com

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


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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




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.



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
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
Books, Books and More Books, Crocheted
baby blankets, afghans, baby sweaters, laldies'
shawls, table cloth all sizes & prices, 2 shell
table lamps, 2 wood table lamps (no shades)
Call 367-4434 Mon-Thur 10 am 2 p.m only
New Hi-Quality Platform Tent! Size: 14'x16',
10' high. Canvas + netting + 8' extended fly.
Never used Cimarron tent. US net sale price is
$2250. Best offer wins! Call 577-0534


89 Ford F150 Extended Cab, good work
truck. $3000 OBO. Please call 577-0235 for
more info.


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
2001 Dodge Caravan, 2004 Ford Windstar,
1998 Ford Windstar, 1995 Chevy Lumina,
1991 Cadillac Daville, 2003 Cadillac CTS,
2002 Dodge Caravan. All in good condition.
For more information contact 475-1929

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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


18' Hydra Sports with 115 HP Johnson, rides
well, shallow draft,Bimini top,VHF, dive lad-
der, 45 gal gas tank. All in good condition,
this boat is ready to go at $5,000 or best offer.
Call 66 f00 n


[2] 18' Privateers with 70 HP Johnson, Bi-
mini top, VHF, dive platform, 20 gal gas
tank. Hull & deck glassed together for extra
strength. Flat bottom design is great for ex-
ploring the skinny waters around Snake Cay.
For sale with or without motor. Call me at 366
0038 & let's make a deal.


Buying? Selling? Need Qualified Help?

Want more business?

A low cost ad like this can bring fast results

Call 367-2677 Fax 367-3677


BOAS &y^ MARIiNEITMS
FOR SALE


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
lexkeeper@mac.com


26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065

I- Ste II


26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alumi-
num trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700





26' Paramount Sports Fisherman 1998,
center console, will ride well with twin or
single engines. Hull only. Price $5000 ONO
Contact Rich's Boat Rentals Ph. 367-2742 or
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
rIl n5Ro 6776


27' Hinterhoeller Sailboat, fully equipped,
solar panel, 26 HP Volvo, draft 4.5' Bimini,
full enclosure, autopilot, radar, chartplotter,
Bahamian registry, located AYS Green Turtle.
Revised price $12,000 Contact warrenjp@
svmnatico.ca


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 bargain. (541) 535-1326


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' Sermon Downeast Style fishing boat ,
V-berth, head, 11ft. beam. 3208 CAT. Great
opportunity! $30,000 Call 366-3143
31' Sailing Cat, sleeps 7, Honda 45. $20,000
Contact 365-8533


33 Grady White 330 Express, 2002, with twin
225 Yamahas. Fully loaded with all standard
equipment including A/C and generator PLUS
Lee Outriggers, Pompanette Leaning post,
Northstar 962 Chartplotter with Bahamas charts,
Furuno 1933 Navnet GPS Chartplotter, depth
sou nder, 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


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
33' Wellcraft Coastal, 1990, (36' overall
length), 12' beam, 26" draft, 25 mph, 300 gal-
lon gas tank, only 600 hours on original inboard
engines, 2nd owner, brand new interior includ-
ing cabinets, headliner, countertops, cushions,
cook top, large dive platform and transom
door, windless electric toilet, generator. RUNS
GREAT! SUPER DEAL AT $29,995. Contact
Thomas at 458-3985
33' Wellcraft Coastal, 1990 (36' overall length)
12' beam, 26' draft, 25 mph, 300 gal fuel tank,
only 600 hr on original engines, 2nd owner,
brand new interior including cabinets, headliner,
countertops, cushions, cook top, large dive plat-
form and transom door, windless electric toilet,
generator, runs great. Super deal at $29,995.
Contact Thomas @ 459-3985


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ELBOW CAY
Sea view home amid lush vegeta-
tion, with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and
easy dock and beach access.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596


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


BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. it. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 It. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $125,000. AS11061
ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. fl. lot ideal as a homesite or for commercial develop-
ment. $120,000. AS11109
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachiront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
REDUCED! WALKING STICK WAY: 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to lux-
ury amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
TREASURE CAY: 8 acre parcel on Basin Harbour Cay. $249,000. PS10700
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 It. and 630 it. on the Sea
ofAbaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at$150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731


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


MARSH HARBOUR HOPE TOWN
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Waterfront estate comprising a two
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
velopment with pool and beach. in 2 separate units.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890 $899,000. Ref. PS10645


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


GREAT GUANA CAY MARSH HARBOUR
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea- 4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home
turing a screened-in Bahama Room with dock pier, brand new decor, and
and sundeck. a spacious covered back porch.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033 $810,000. Ref. AS10917


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


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


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
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn- Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal key ocean view home with widow's treat with generator, tools, and utility
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips, vehicle. Near the beach.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,295,000. Ref. PS10700 $349,000. Ref. AS10648


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


THE ABACO CLUB RITZ-
CARLTON, WINDING BAY
1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
I sources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away
$1,795,000. AS10802




Island Paradise Main
GREAT ABACD CLUB,
MARSH HARBOUR
This luxu rious 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 COMMERCIAL
2 acre commercial site with building,
in need of repair, ideal for office
spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$850,000. Ref. AS11108




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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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