VOLUME 17, NUMBER 10 MAY 15th, 2009
Contract is signed to complete Marsh H runway
Lights, landscaping, documentation will cost $3.3 million
By Samantha V. Evans
Improvements to the Marsh Harbour In-
ternational Airport began in March 2007
and on May 8th, 2009, Min. Neko Grant
Please see Airport Page 2
Revised date for
After signing the contracts for com-
pleting the work on the new runway,
the Minister and others of the official
party met privately with the contrac-
tor and the Director of Civil Aviation
to determine what had to be done to
open the new runway sooner than the
anticipated four to six months. It was
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, was on Abaco for the signing of contracts for completing work on determined that the runway coud prob
the new runway at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The signing took place on May 8. The main contract was signed by ably be opened for daytime use only in
Ebbe Saidi with Bahamas Hot Mix and covers the installation of lights and the paving of an additional connecting taxiway between e ara
three to four weeks after the approach
the two runways. Additionally, a contract was signed with Knox Russell of Freeport Nursery and Garden Company for landscaping is cleared and other work is completed
the verges of the new runway and with Jerry Walker of Jeppesen for the publication of instrument flight procedures. Shown here at to make it safe. The Minister then met
to make it safe. The Minister then met
the signing are Chief Councillor for South Abaco Cubel Davis, Marsh Harbour Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III, with the President of the Chamber of
Member of Parliament for South Abaco Edison Key, Mr. Grant, Mr. Saidi, Abaco's Works engineer John Schaeffer, Permanentmmrc and s ral ri ilts t
Commerce and several private pilots to
Secretary Colin Higgs, Administrator Cephas Cooper and Director of Public Works Gordon Major. tell them of this decision.
Chief Councillors meet to Estate and inheritance
discuss common concerns laws are explained
By Mirella Santillo The presentation was followed by case
On April 18th the law firm of Alexiou, scenarios and a question/ answer session
Knowles & Co. held a workshop for the which went much longer than the two
public covered the important definitions hours originally allocated to the workshop,
of words applying to inheritance. Ms. Far- such was the interest of the audience on
quharson outlined the role of the executor the subject. The lawyers first covered the
and the formalities pertaining to a will as important definitions pertaining to inheri-
well as its importance while Mr. North ex- tance.
plained the succession rules in The Baha- They went over the succession rules
mas and the probate process in case of a
person dying intestate or without a will.
Abaco has seven district councils. Three are Schedule II while four are Schedule III.
The Schedule II councils are on the mainland of Abaco where much of the population Seen in the
resides. These councils appoint boards that make many of the decisions of that district.
The Schedule III councils are on the cays with most being a district of only one cay.
These councils are the sole local government body. Five of Abaco's chief councillors
met on May 7 in Marsh Harbour to discuss common problems and possible solutions.
Several months ago this select group met for the first time since local government was
first implemented in 1996. Their goal is to present a unified stance when approaching
authorities in Nassau on issues generally common to all Abaco districts. One of the
topics at this meeting concerned the Commonwealth Local Government Conference
being held on Grand Bahama. Shown here are Steve Pedican of North Abaco, Preston
Roberts of South Abaco, Daison Cecil Stuart of Moore's Island, Greg Curry of Green
Turtle Cay and Jeremy Sweeting of the Hope Town District Council representing three
cays. Absent were Cubell Davis of Central Abaco and George Russell of Grand Cay.
96t ON !WLued palsenbeJ eoI/us o!uoJpol 3 Bonefishermen fishing in the marls on the
1 H09 ld 1Si3V 176617 e 'ljenis mingos. Abaco had a thriving colony offla
alVd 10 uleed 3S 1ZS old timers. However, for several decades
SOViSOd sn *oul q/AA\ lenis thought these might have escaped from Dij
aIS isd _ueuooeq aql that brought in perhaps a dozen. The reso
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Please see Laws Page 9
southside of Abaco often see these two fla-
amingos years ago but still in the memory of
none has been seen until very recently. It is
ferent ofAbaco, a resort at Casuarina Point
irt has been closed for several years. These
nny Sawyer's client, George Varnadoe
Page 2 Section A The Abaconian
Contracts move runway closer to opening
Airport From Page 7
and his team from the Ministry of Public
Works and Transport were on Abaco to
sign the final papers for the completion of
The Minister explained the signing of
the contracts as follows: a change order to
the original contract was signed between
Ebbe Saidi of Bahamas Hot Mix and the
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
for $2,241,487.88 for the completion of
civil and lighting work and for the run-
way and taxiway lighting for $566,387.02.
Min. Grant explained that the contract with
Bahamas Hot Mix has been revised. The
original contract was signed for the con-
struction of a taxiway and to resurface the
existing runway. It was then determined
that a new parallel runway to the south
would be better and use the existing run-
way to a taxiway. Other work to be un-
dertaken will include the erection of new
signs, clearing for installation of approach
lights and PAPI's, relocation of approach
lights and PAPI's, repair of sequence flash-
ers and installation of runway and taxiway
lights. This additional work is expected to
take five to six months from commence-
Secondly, a contract was signed between
the Ministry of Public Works and Trans-
port and Knox Russell of Freeport Nursery
and Garden Company for hydro-seeding at
a cost of $390,552. The work to be done
will reduce negative visual impact and
minimize dust interference by placement of
these seeds on side slopes along drainage
ditches. This will include maintenance of
the seed until the work is completed. The
work is expected to take one month from
The final contract was signed between
the Ministry of Tourism and Transport
and Jerry Walker of Jeppesen (a US-based
company) for the re-design and publication
of instrument flight procedures for a cost
of $114,083. The development of the new
flight procedures for the new runway will
ensure compliance with ICAO standards.
This work is expected to take four to five
months once it gets started.
The meeting was held at the Department
of Education conference room and was at-
tended by local government and tourism
officials, Central Abaco District Council
members and others. Patrick Rolle, Direc-
tor of Civil Aviation, stated that one of his
goals is to increase aviation traffic to the
Bahamas. Therefore, he saw it necessary
to start this increase with Abaco by con-
structing this new runway. Mr. Rolle ex-
plained that it is his ministry's intention to
Please see Airport Page 5
Minister of Public Works and Transport, the Hon. Neko Grant, traveled to Cooper's
Town to view the campus of S. C. Bootle High School where repairs and renovations have
been made to the shop building heavily damaged in Hurricane Floyd. He also looked
at renovations to Cooper's Town Primary School where a teacher's residence has been
converted into a teacher's lounge and library. Shown here are Administrator Theophilus
Cox, Works' Director Gordon Major, Works' engineer on Abaco John Schaeffer, Mr.
Grant and Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs.
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Minister Grant views various Works' projects
Airport From Page 2
turn this airport into a 24-hour facility.
Administrator Cephas Cooper stated that
the drainage system at the airport needs to
be fixed so he hopes to have that addressed
while this work is being done. Mr. Edison
Key, MP for South Abaco, mentioned that
he hopes that they will address the problems
with the shoulders as well because they too
need to change. He further acknowledged
that this is another step forward for Abaco
but more than ever, he is looking forward
to the new terminal building which has been
promised to come soon. He explained that
the Abaco community is unique as it caters
to a large yachting and second homeowner
clientele. Hence, it is a great move to cre-
ate a runway that can accommodate larger
planes including private jets. He explained
that the present runway will become the
taxiway and the new runway will be 6,100
feet in length.
At the end of the signing, questions
were asked by those present. The major
question related to the effect this work will
have on flights. While this work is being
done, Mr. Rolle stated that the visual sun-
rise to sunset operational approach will be
applied to ensure that flights are not inter-
rupted. He stated that emergency flights
will not be affected while PAPI lights are
being installed and worked on. Mr. Rolle
further explained that the proposed length
of the new runway was designed based on
a growth-needs assessment done by the
government. This runway is expected to be
able to accommodate planes as big as 737s
and 747s for the next 10 tol5 years. The
cost of this assessment was $30,000.
Mr. Grant stated that he will be back
soon to discuss the new terminal build-
ing and control tower. Accompanying the
Minister from Nassau for the signing were
Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary and
Gordon Major, Acting Director.
Several private pilots attended the signing of the contracts that will complete the work on
the runway at the Marsh Harbour airport. They are concerned with the safety of using
the current runway as there is a dip that has caused damage to several planes flying in.
Shown here is Mr. Jerry Walker of Jeppesen, the company that will documsnt the instru-
ment flight procedures listening to Michael Albury, Claude Sawyer, Ross Thompson and
Another stop that Minister Neko Grant made was at the Abaco Central High School to
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intendent, escorted Mr. Grant, center, through the adminstration building. Behind Mrs.
Black is Felamease Sawyer, Curriculum Director for Abaco. On the right is Works'
Director Gordon Major.
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Central Abaco News
Bus stop is
By Mirella Santillo
Once again Friends of the Environment
and Keep Abaco Beautiful have joined in
Students of Central Abaco Primary School pl
plants at the Dundas Town bus stop to beauti
Students of Abaco Central High School clean
the bus storp in Dundas Town.
a beautification project. On April 28th
Mr. Enzil Cooper, Educational Officer
at Friends of the Environment, and Ms.
Bernadette Hall of Keep Abaco Beautiful
met with Mr. Frederick Jones, a Dundas
Town contractor, and Mr. Jason Saunders,
a heavy equipment op-
erator, to discuss the
beautification of the
bus stop at the Dundas
Town roundabout. Mr.
Jones agreed to build
an enclosed garbage
area and Mr. Saunders
of Island Equipment,
offered his time and the
use of his equipment to
trench on each side of
the bus stop and at the
back of it for putting in
anted decorative plants.
ify it. A group of Central
Abaco Primary School
nied by their guidance
counselor, Ms. Kayla
Hamilton, cleaned up
the area. Armed with
gloves and bright yel-
low garbage bags, they
collected cans, bottles
and other discarded
items while adults
The project was
brought farther along
the following morning
ed up the area of when another group of
students from Abaco
Central High School with their teacher,
Mrs. Ingrid Grey, filled the trench with
soil, also donated by Mr. Jason Saunders,
and planted bromeliads and oyster lilies,
compliments of Oasis Landscaping, Ms.
The project will be brought to comple-
tion with the planting of native trees such
as sea-grapes behind the bus stop.
Murphy Town is
By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town Committee has
completed one of its capital projects for
the year 2008-09 with the building of side-
walks at the four corners of South Side
Road and Murphy Town Boulevard and
South Side Road and Forest Drive. The
contractor for the project was Mr. Rodney
Bootle, who with his brothers Lester and
Hilly Bootle completed the work on April
Abaco Block and Cement donated con-
crete and the use of its trucks. The com-
mittee hopes that the sidewalks will make
it easier for the residents to walk around
Please see Central Page 7
Paving will improve airport road area
One of the projects that the Marsh Harbour Town Committee spent its capital money on
was repairing the road at the round-about at the airport terminal. The committee is re-
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the settlement. The Murphy Town Com-
mittee Chairman, Mr. Renardo Curry,
explained that it was the intention of the
committee to eventually extend the side-
walks on Forest Drive all the way to the
high school to make it safer for the stu-
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By Samantha V. Evans
Latoya's Exclusive Fashions relocated to
the old Colina Building in Marsh Harbour
earlier this year. Owner Latoya Williams
stated that business has been so good that
she was able to expand when she moved.
She specializes in ladies' casual cloth-
ing, accessories, shoes and handbags. She
carries kids' wear such as sandals, bath-
ing suits, footwear and
boys' and girls' cloth-
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to add men's wear and
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day-Thursday 9 a.m.-6
p.m. and on Fridays-
Saturdays 9 a.m. until.
The store is located
Please see Central
Sidewalks will assist pedestrians
Murphy Town Committee is installing sidewalks ar several cor
ners along South Side Road.
Marine business moves to larger location
Minister Neko Grant inspected both the present and the new runways at the Marsh Har-
bour airport on his visit to Abaco on May 8. He is discussing the situation with several
local pilots who want the new runway to be opened soon. Shown here are Permanent
Secretary Colin Higgs, pilot Faron Sawyer, Works' Director Gordon Major, engineer
John Schaeffer, Mr. Grant, pilot Clay Wilhoyte, MP for South Abaco Edison Key and
pilot Claude Sawyer. Mr. Grant feels that the new runway can be used in three to four
weeks during daylight hours only.
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Rainbow Rentals and Marine has moved two blocks west of the Union Jack Dock in Marsh
Harbour. This business offers a variety of rental boats including 22-foot Ace Marines, 22-
foot Awesome catamarans and 26-foot X-Treme catamarans. These can be rented daily,
weekly or monthly. The company also has a large secure dry storage yard and can haul
boats up to 32 feet long. The company does boat and engine repairs. The business can be
reached at 367-4602. Its website is rainbowrentals@abacoinet. com
Abaco The Outboard Shop Marsh Harbour 242.367.2703
Sea Horse Marine Hope Town 242.366.0023
Roberts Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4249
Sunset Marine Green Turtle Cay 242.365.4634
Harold's Marine Treasure Cay 242.365.8556
Island Marine Parrot Cay 242.366.0282
Exuma Minns Watersports George Town 242.336.2604
GrandBahama OBS Marine Freeport 242.352.9246
Long Island Fisherman's Marine Center Hamiltons 242.337.6226
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May 15, 2009
The Editor Says... Will local government move forward
As this is being written, many of Abaco's
local government officials are in Freeport
attending a Commonwealth Local Govern-
ment Conference. Over 600 representa-
tives from 46 countries are attending from
the 53 Commonwealth countries world-
wide. Abaco has 20 or more attending with
most associated with local government and
a few others representing our tourism or
craft industries. We hope that something of
a practical nature will be absorbed by our
delegates from the lofty speeches they will
be exposed to.
The Bahamian experience with local
government dates only to 1996 when it was
implemented in the Family Islands. The
major populated area of New Providence
with approximately 300,000 persons is not
included and has not had the opportunity to
participate in this exercise.
Aside from several territorial reassign-
ments of the Abaco District Councils, the
Local Government Act, which set this pro-
cedure in motion, has not been amended of
any consequence since its inception. The
decisions, actions, obstacles and challenges
encountered during the first 12 years have
exposed areas needing clarification, revi-
sion, expansion or additional instructions.
The Local Government Act and the as-
sociated acts and regulations which detail
the authority of our various district coun-
cils, town committees and statutory boards
often allude to the powers and authority of
these various bodies. Little advice or en-
couragement is given our local government
volunteers on how to use this authority.
Perhaps there is sufficient clarity or pur-
pose in the various acts and regulations but
the problem lies in those elected not hav-
ing sufficient vision or perhaps not being
bold enough to do the things these acts and
An example is the Hotel Licensing Board
which has the authority to close hotels. It
was recently disclosed that some of our
Abaco hotels are as much as a year behind
in submitting their collected six percent
room tax to government. The appointed
volunteers on the Hotel Licensing Board
have the authority to close these hotels, but
it is an all or nothing situation with few op-
tions in the middle ground.
Should we expect our seven hotel licens-
ing volunteers to close one of our resorts,
then look the displaced employees in the
eye with a clear conscience. How could
they explain the closure to the public rela-
tions people in tourism.
For another board seven community
members are chosen to serve on town
planning. For the Central Abaco District
they are expected to pass judgement on the
appropriateness of projects. Local experts
within different ministerial departments
look into the technical details affecting
public health, fire hazards, construction de-
tails related to the building code and other
specified details. Our appointed members
are the community watchdogs who decide
if the submitted plans are acceptable and
appropriate for the community. On lesser
developed islands council and board mem-
bers must exercise their judgement and
knowledge in these technical matters as
well as review the application for appro-
Too often these town planning amateurs
will approve a building permit on the basis
that Environmental Health said it is OK,
the engineers at the Ministry of Works
said the structure is OK, some structures
require a fire hazard assessment which
may be deemed OK. A permit application
which reaches the Town Planning Board
with all of the required departmental ap-
provals should not be sufficient reason for
an automatic approval to issue a building
The introduction to the Town Planning
Regulations has seven factors to be con-
sidered by board members that attempt to
promote, protect and improve the pub-
lic health and environment, safety, com-
fort, good order, appearance, convenience
and general welfare of the citizens of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas;
protect the character and maintain the
stability of residential, agricultural, busi-
ness and industrial areas;
provide for efficiency and economy in
the process of orderly development;
provide for the appropriate and best
use of land;
provide for preservation, protection,
development and conservation of the natu-
ral resources of land, water and air;
ensure convenience of traffic and cir-
culation of people and goods;
promote the civic amenities of beauty
and visual interest and to provide for a
more equitable and expeditious processing
These are seven lofty ideals which are
rarely taken into consideration.
For instance, the request for "orderly de-
velopment" and "best use of land" suggest
zoning which is often mentioned as badly
needed. However, the implementation of
zoning is a complicated process which is
not explained. "Ensure the convenience of
traffic" suggests that traffic regulations are
within its authority. This is another area
where local traffic rules can be imposed
but only after the proposals have been ap-
propriately submitted to Nassau, reviewed,
approved and gazetted.
Spanish Wells went through this process
years ago and it now has its own set of traf-
fic regulations. A prime example where
this was done locally is the 40 year old rule
in Road Traffic Regulations which prohib-
its motorized vehicles to pass beyond the
Methodist Church in Hope Town. That is
as local and specific as you could ask for.
Now we must wait for our local govern-
ment practitioners to return from the Free-
port Conference and get to work. Perhaps
they will be revitalized, enthused and ready
to tackle our pressing issues with vigor and
Two years ago three Abaco delegates
traveled to New Zealand for the previous
Commonwealth conference. We are not
aware of any changes or local improve-
ments as a result of our funding this trip.
Let us hope that this time it will be dif-
ettens to the dltor0
Exposed cable has
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
careful placement and other techniques.
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
Why the fuss
Let me just start off concerning your
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over our green turtles when at this time
there are more green turtles now in and
around our area, Guana Cay, than I've
ever seen in my 63 years as a native. Last
summer I could have gone out in our har-
bour at any time and caught green turtles
from around 75 pounds down and plenty of
small ones. Every time I go fishing when
the weather is good, sometimes I'll see two
on top of the water at one time. So when is
this all going to end.
The next time you sit down to enjoy that
steak or a big rack of lamb, do you stop
and think "Oh, my, my steak looks so weak
and helpless." I guess the next step will be
looking down into your plate of boiled fish
and grits, "I'd better enjoy this, it might be
my last how things are going." So the next
time you have the chance to look at a lamb
before he's killed and look at a turtle, tell
me there's a difference.
Thank you, Mr. Editor.
Rand Roberts, Guana Cay
This year marks the 50th anniversary of
my first trip to Man-O-War Cay on Abaco.
My father built a vacation and retirement
residence in 1961 and our family, includ-
ing my brother's and sister's families, my
wife and me and our three children, visit
one or more times each year.
In 2008 my mother died and left the Ba-
hama home to my sister, brother and me.
As all of us are either retired or approaching
retirement, our concern now is being able
to afford to continue owning and maintain-
ing the property. The economic crisis in
the United States and, indeed worldwide,
has reduced what we can pay to own a va-
The largest expense has become the
property taxes assessed by the Bahamas
government. In 2007 the taxes, after a
reduction for non-commercial owner oc-
cupancy, were $2250. The 2008 tax bill,
because of re-assessment, was $5250. We
expect that the 2009 taxes will increase
substantially (some say double) because
of the new law requiring a minimum nine-
month owner occupancy in order to qualify
for a tax reduction.
This tax increase will force us to con-
sider several unpleasant options:
1. Sale of our home that has been in the
family for 48 years at a time when there
is a glut of homes for sale on Abaco, and
specifically 20 in Man-O-War Cay.
2. Turning our home into a rental prop-
erty in the hope of covering the tax bur-
I believe that the people of Abaco and
the surrounding cays have greatly benefit-
ted from foreign home building and own-
ership over the past 50 years. I have per-
sonally seen Man-O-War Cay transformed
from a small boat-building and fishing set-
tlement into a thriving, vibrant community
with more than 140 foreign-owned homes.
These owners chose to invest in the Baha-
mas for many reasons including reasonable
cost of ownership.
Vacation homeowners provide continu-
ous employment and income to the people
and businesses of Abaco. We employ care-
takers, house painters, construction work-
ers and support boat yards, boat and vehicle
rental companies, hardware and grocery
stores, restaurants, bars, taxi drivers and
ferry services. I believe that homeowners
provide a larger percentage of the income
to the citizens of Abaco than tourists and
itinerant yachtsmen. Other regions of The
Bahamas may have more diversified econo-
mies, but Abaco relies mostly upon foreign
homeowners for its prosperity.
Homeowners help local schools,
churches and charities with their time and
money. At Man-O-War Cay the fire bri-
gade, library, and youth sailing instruction
all were started with financial help from
foreign homeowners. We need property
tax relief in the form of revision of the
owner-occupancy statute. This law should
provide a tax reduction for homeowners
who occupy their properties for a reason-
able period each year and who don't of-
fer their homes for rental. A revision of
Please see Letters Page 22
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Laws From Page 1
that were changed by the Inheritance Act
2002, explaining the differences between
the pre-2002 and post-2002. Prior to 2002
if a person died intestate, the heir-at-law
(usually the eldest son) inherited his father/
mother's estate and the surviving spouse
was left with a dower interest in the estate.
Since February 1st 2002 Section 4 of the
Inheritance Act law states that if the intes-
tate leaves a husband or wife, the surviving
spouse shall take half of the residuary es-
tate and the remainder shall be distributed
equally between the surviving children of
the decedent (children being biological or
legally adopted children).
If the intestate leaves no spouse or chil-
dren, the residuary estate is divided equally
between the grandchildren or goes in total-
ity to the one grandchild if there is only
one. If there is no spouse, children, grand-
children, mother or fa-
ther, the brothers and
sisters are next in line,
or ultimately the uncles
or aunts or if there are
none, to the children of
the uncles or aunts of
the intestate. In default
of any person taking an
absolute interest, the
residuary estate shall
be distributed to the
"next of kin," mean-
ing the nearest living Three people pr
relative of the intestate. Knowles & Co.
Each person attending The Bahamas. T
was given a copy of three, Ms. Carle
Section 4 of the Inheri- Terry North and
Central From Page 7
Natasha's Multi-service Center
By Samantha V. Evans
This business center located upstairs in
the old Colina building was opened in Sep-
tember 2007. Since then, owner Natasha
Paul has been making her mark within the
community. She offers services in French,
Creole and English including document
translation, flyer and poster creation and all
secretarial services. She offers a chartered
flight to Haiti and is a certified interpreter.
The office hours are Monday through Fri-
day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The business phone
contact is 367-6285.
tance Act of 2002.
Ms. Cherice Lynes, who is responsible
for the Probate Department of the firm,
went briefly through the practical appli-
cation process to the Supreme Court. She
explained many things including what doc-
uments were needed for a probate applica-
tion, how legal fees were assessed and the
length of time it usually takes for a grant to
be issued by the Supreme Court.
Each of the above terms and situations
was explained and further clarified by case
scenarios. According to Ms. Farquharson,
the presentation raised a lot of interest
among the 60 or so people who attended.
Many others regretted not being able to
attend. The law firm is planning the next
presentation pertaining to legal matters in
approximately two months. Consideration
is being given to cover the same subject
again, such was the level of interest it re-
ceived from the local residents.
The corner of Pole Line Drive and the road from the post office is a very dangerous
corner. A rock outcropping and a wall prevent drivers from seeing around the corner. A
mirror was installed some time ago that is very helpful but vandals have craced it. Now a
local businessman has cut down the rock outcropping to help with visibility.
Artists display their craftwork
resented at a seminar presented by Alexiou,
to educate people about inheritance laws in
"he response was very good. Shwn are the
ne Farquharson from the Abaco office, Mr.
Cherice Lynes, both from the Nassau office.
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artists are there on Saturdays. Four were there on May 9 but more are expected to join
them in the future.
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South Abaco News
Cherokee Sound ity for their sewing machines and the much married or someone having a new baby. from Grades 3 through 6 came in third in
By Lee Pinder appreciated air conditioning when needed. In addition to those, they are also done for the Lower Primary Section of the competi-
In years gone by the materials to make a local causes and have managed to raise tion. Their subject was the Plight of The
Local student graduates the quilts came from scraps and pieces left many thousands of dollars towards these Turtle.
Cody Bethel, third child of Maria and over when mother made all the clothes for various charities. In fact, one is being do- Commonwealth Day on March 11 was
Capt. Michael Bethel, will graduate from her family and they were pieced together nated to the up-coming fund raising event celebrated with an assembly. The children
Merritt Is- by hand or on the many old fashioned being held for Mike Malone on May 23rd. made flags of various Commonwealth
land High hand-operated sewing machines used in It will be in a Silent Auction available for countries, and then there was a flag parade
School in the settlement. In modern times the electric all bids. when students presented their flags and the
Florida on sewing machines make quick work of the School News name and capital city of the country they
May 22. patching and the ladies enjoy the fellow- Kindergarten and first and second grade were representing. The Commonwealth of
Cody has ship they share when they get together for students Branden Sands, Brianna Sweet- Nations message from Queen Elizabeth II
lived all his these modern day Quilting Bees. ing and Adrian Williams participated in a was read. The focus this year was on the
life on Aba- The hand-made quilts are usually done Science Fair on April 24. Tiffany Albury, youth of these nations and the important
co attending for a family member, someone getting Dre Hepburn and Jessica Weatherford role they play and will play in the future of
Cody Bethel elementary our countries.
school in Jessica Weatherford and Tiffany Albury
Cherokee and junior high in Marsh Har- of Grade 4 last year (2008-2009) and Dre
bour at Forest Heights Academy. He went x x Hepburn of Grade 5 last year scored some
away to attend high school in the States so of the top marks in the Abaco district for
that he could fulfill a dream to play Ameri- Al i the Rigby Reading Exams. They were off
can football. He has been a member of Bre- rVF 4 W to New Providence on April 30 to collect
vard County Football Team as a linebacker + awards from The Prime Minister of the Ba-
for the last three years. He will be going 0 hamas.
SOn April 6 two school teams, the Ea-
on to college somewhere in the Daytona .. .. On April 6 two school teams, the Ea-
Beach area in August. Congratulations and B gles and Osprays, competed. The name
best of luck, Cody. ... t A for the team Ospreys was taken from the
Quilting in Cherokee book Green Boy which is one of the se-
On any given Saturday afternoon you lected texts of the Minister of Educations
might find eight to 12 Cherokee ladies Literacy Year of Reading program. It is a
working on one of their favourite pastimes, great book with a story showing how de-
quilting. A tradition that has been handed I velopment (too much of it) could affect out
down from mother to daughter for several i islands.
generations, quilting is still an important \ Ospreys were the winners with the most
part of life in Cherokee. They gathered in individual winners and the most team
someone's living room or parlour years points. A variety of games was played such
ago but nowadays they meet in the re- Outdoor church services continue in Cherokee. This is the third week that the Assemblies as egg n'spoon, three-legged race, wheel-
cently renovated Old Schoolhouse or com- of God Church has presented its Open-Air Church Services, and the turnouts have been
munity center which supplies them with a impressive. Everyone enjoys the casual and friendly settings and the crowds keep on Pas see South Page 77
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barrow, duck race and marble pick-up. It was
a very hot day and everyone went home very
tired and sunburned.
Annual Easter egg decorating contest
April 8th was the annual Easter Egg decorat-
ing contest. The winners were as follow:
Grades K, 1 & 2 First Place: Britney Weath-
Second Place: George Weatherford
Third Place: Robbie Weatherford
Grades 3 thru 6 First Place: Dre Hepburn
Second Place: Scott Lightbourn
Third Place: Donovan Hepburn
There was a hot dog/marshmallow roast for
Club Cherokee members who have worked so
hard on the clean ups since January. It was a
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Cherokee Sound is well known for its beautiful quilts that are Many of the quilts from Cherokee Sound are donated for rais-
handmade by a group of women. They meet weekly to make ing money at fund raising events. The women will be donating
these works of artforfamily and friends. They now meet in the one for the upcoming event on May 23 to raise money for Mike
restored community center rather than in a member's home. Malone's medical expenses.
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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE $7,849,000.
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3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
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"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly
constructed, furnished 3 bed. 3 bath canalfront home,
3,040 s/funder roof double garage, 165' ofdockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Palm Bay HarboumfrfoniHoume # 2 # 1071 3 bed, 3.5
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Private garage, private boat slip with 20' beam.
Fantastic panoramic water views.
"L aguna" Gallen Bay # 745 3 bed,2 bath single
storey, 1,550 sffcanal front home, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with
boat lift. $985,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
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"Cottages"#8 #535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath unfurnished
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directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage.Newly
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88'+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
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utilitiesavailable. Fantastic building lot, spectacular
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112 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic
views. REDUCED TO $656,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath,
3 level furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre
parcel.1,800 s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f decks/patios.
100' sandy & iron rock shoreline. New windows &
central A(C. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lotwith 87' ofwaterfrontage, 160'
oflay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin $335,000.
# 886- 12,828 s/f parcel, 100' protected, deep water
canal frontage, sea wall & 50' dock installed. $329,000.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 94' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $107,000.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700,
"Ridge Ruerer" # 1185-6 bed, 4 bath,3,100 sq. ft.
fimrished waterfront home on Sea of Abaco. Includes
main house, separate inastcrsuite, guest cottage, pool &
dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shorel ine. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
"Secret Beachl # 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 stff lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH S249,000.
Boiliug Hole Parcel# 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline
on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco views. (Also
available in smaller parcels,) $299,500,
Sunset Ridge Coumanity Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/fto 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"HIigh Point" Seaview Lot # 684- Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco,
Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach. $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with
unobstructed Atlantic ocean view. 135' of road frontage.
Just across street from beach. $155,000.
We Exceed Client Expectations!
Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco
Phone: (242) 365.8752 Cell: (242) 577.6570 www.abacoestateservices.com MAY ^5.
May 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section A Page 11
Page 12 Section A The Abaconian
AT BOAT HARBOUR
SEntertainment Capital of the Abacos!
Anglers' Restaurant At the Pool Bar Friday Nights
Wednesday Sunday 6:30 pm from 8:30 pm until
Pool Bar Thursday Saturday Live authentic Rake N' Scrape with
12:30 pm 2:30 pm T-Time and the Boys
Gospel Sunday 1 pm 3 pm
Enjoy the contemporary piano music and ~[f[) E@ [ ~d~@ [ 5E?7
rich soulful vocals of the wonderful R
Stephen Co/ebrook performing D @W
SOn the Beach Saturday, May 16th
|[@) 7 pm Reception Dinner at 8 pm
Pool Bar Monday Nights Live entertainment by
"The New Entry Band"
starting at 8 pm Menu.
Appetizer: Smoked Fish Dip, Fresh Conch
Come and show off your vocal talents Appetizer: SmokedFish Dip, Fresh Conch
Salad, Citrus Slaw Salad
IB s t ty~@B idust MyN~ hf DDinner: Assorted Fresh Grouper, Potato Salad,
Pool Bar Eve TuesRoasted Fresh Conch and Vegeta
Pool Bar Every Tuesday bles, Coconut Rum Chicken and a Bahami
5:30 pm 8 pm an "Boil-up"
Come and help us to celebrate and ac- Dessert: Coconut Tart, Guava Duff and "Smores"
knowledge those persons and businesses by the bonfire after dinner
in our Tourism Industry who have done so $55.00 per adult and $30.00 per child
much for us all as a Nation and Region (includes gratuities and one free cocktail)
Anglers' Restaurant On the Beach Saturday, May 30th
Every Thursday 7 pm until 7 pm reception Dinner at 8 pm
Join us for a great evening Live entertainment by the
Apzolr: d I Menu:
Appetizer: Smoked Fish Dip, Fresh Conch
Angler's Restaurant Salad, Citrus Slaw Salad
Every Sunday 1 pm 3 pm Dinner: Assorted Fresh Grouper, Potato Salad,
Featuring Stephen Colebrook and the Roasted Fresh Conch and Vegetables,
Coconut Rum Chicken and a Bahamian
"Abaco Jubilee Singers" "Boil-up"
Join us for a great brunch with Dessert: Coconut Tart, Guava Duff and "Smores"
popular Gospel music by the bonfire after dinner
Price: $55.00 per Adult and $30.00 per child
(includes gratuities and one free cocktail)
To the General Public: We want to thank you for your continued support
Sand look forward to seeing you.
For more information on any of the upcoming events,
please contact our Concierge via telephone 367-2158 ext. 6021
B or email Concierge@abacobeachresort.com.
May 15, 2009
Section A Page 13
Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
C-4'M11 ,,.,.,. e
HOMES HOMES HOMES HOMES
Great Guana Car
-2 Bedrooms. 2 Bath
-1,760 s.t Residence
d-t Covetrd & Open Decks
S- 160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
Boat Slip Available
"Prine"s Trust" 0I ... .I .G 129 2,495,000. "Split Cocont"
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11,5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' o
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -i
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estale.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea olf Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin
C#(s H1096- S4,950,000. :}
* "ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public "Long Bay House"
Dock Best Localion in town.- 1,900 s.' Colonial BRdg 400 s.f. Covl
Vermnda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96' 84'- 8,064 s.f. -Great
Restaurant or Retail IGHH1109 $867,500.
* "JUNKANOO SPLMISH" -oulphin BHech lst;ites 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. -
I,150 s.t Rcsidence 760 s. Covered Porch I Bedroom, 1 Bath, 490 s \
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5-000 sf. Dock Access Furnished
GREEN TURTLE CAY
- "THELOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club -3 Bedrooms,2.5 Ballh ohn Lowe House- ir
2,010 st, 392 s f. Covered Veranda, 392 s. Covered Balcony.
Land 9,241 Ps 54' of frontage o Black Sound Onsite dockage
available. #GTH 127- NEW $I,325,000.
* "THESOUTHARD'- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3,5 Balt
2,743 s.f. -728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f, Screened Porch. Land
9,450s.C -Onsiledaceageavailable. tGTH11126- NEW $1,225,000.
* "FLIPFLOP"-4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bat 2,500 s.f Residence ,044 s..
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location G'lH 1128- NEW $695,000.
Sounn Ltg sn
GI reen Turtle Cay'
- 2 Bedruuoom. Bath
- I,455 sq.ft-. Luxury Villa
- Covered Screened Iorchlcs
- I.and 7,554 sq.ft
- Deeded Dock Boat Lift
- GCrolfCart Garage
- Complete Renovadtion 2007
- Auxiliary Generator
No Expense Spared
GTH 1098 S995,000.
- 4 Bedrooms. 4 Batlls
-4,468 s.f. New Residence
-1.742 s.f Covered
Verandahs & Balconies,
-0.3394 Acre- 14,787s.f.
- Swimming Pool
-30 KWAuxiliary Gen.
-MHH1084- S2,700,000 "Bulttonwood"
Great Guana Cay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
-1840 s.f Residence.
S955 s*.f Porches & Decks
Iand 74' Sea olAbaco
11,016 s.l 0.25 Acres
Green Turtle Cay
+ 2,8 Acres-
310 Ocean Beachfront
-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
2500 s.f. Residence
Salt Water Swimming Po
-Pool House -Shed Gara
Green Turtle Cay
-413edroomrns. 2 Baths
-2,170 s. Residence
285 st Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s8, Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
'J p L #GTIII119- $450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bedrooms, 4 Batlis
-4977 sf, Rsilence
-35 Acres- Sea-lo-Scti
-I l,] Oct11 a eBlc hl'rtill
-200' on nCocoBay
S- pFrivauI Oock on Coco Bie
1-KW 15nWAI (;ell.
600 GPD -Wateimaker
GTn11097- iFour' Possible Sale
Options $-F1rom:1$848,000 for
I acre w/dock lic. on Coco Bay.
In $3,490,000 for entire Estate
-2 Bedrooms, 2 Rallls
1,030 s,.1 Residence -
-1,2900 s.f Covered Deck
82' Ocean Frontage
Superb Occan Views
Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.240 s.f. Residence.
-0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Fully Fumrished &
* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq.l. 0.7116 Acre 100' of' Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
l-IV 1125 $495,00
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel iI 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f. -
0.9982 Acre 190.88 on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site -/-
15' elevatios Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. sCGGVIO087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f, 1.588 Acres 241V of Sea of Abaco
Frontage greal elevations to 42' above sea level GGVI112
NEW LISTING- $850,000.
* "AERIE"- Parcel If 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077-NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- B1eachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* IARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST. Fabulous Waterfronl
Building Site- 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage - 43,803 sqft..
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGVII131 NEW $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sl-ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1132 NEW 685,000.
* "SEA VIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea oflAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline A private dock can be built on the properly.
GGVIIl8 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views, Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGVI00 $545,500.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6,653 s. .0152 Acre 45.47 of Sea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. SGGV1091 $375,000.
- PARCEL"A at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Hlalf
Acre Building Site - 25,465 sq-ft 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary -= 133'- NW Road Boundary = 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GG V1 311 NEW- $345,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea ofAbaco fiontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360 views Very private Area
#GiV 008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15.948 s.f. -0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site UnobstrLcted views of Coco Bay Putblic Dock Access Beach
Access- 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $625,000.
* "LONG BA YBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 126,589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for coltage or beach cabana.
#OTVl 121- NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature.- Secluded- 24,565 Sq ft
-0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
Silo possible, iGTV 1122 NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. GTVIr009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE"-- 19.558 s.f. 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTfV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA 8,126 s.. 0. 865 Acre Corner lot Prinme building
site Central location Short walk to Bila Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
GITV 1074 $89,000.
2 Bedro1ns, 2 Baths,
-2.664 sa. Residence.
2 Bedrooms- 1 Bath.
838 s1 Gueist Hlouse
- .and Sea-lo-Sea
43-800 s.l. 1 1 Acres
-98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
"Entlre Deux Mers" MWWI-1116-53 75000,.
2 Bedrooms. 1,5 Balhs.
3 Bedrooms. 1 Bath.
-532 s.l, Guest House
32.571 s.f 0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Filon
N P'rivatell ck
S "LovelM 34 -, Hill,100,0".
R Man-O-War Cay
S3 Bedrooms. 1 1/2 Baths
1,536 s.l Residclce.
00 s.. Porches & Decks
-Land -L 53740 s-17
: 1.23 IlillsideAcres
180' Iarbour Frontage
Private Dock on arbour
( real elevation
"rieBoemr" #MVWHi1115 -$1,6Ot000.
"HARBOUR LIGHT" Diele's Cay 2 Bedrooms,. 2 Baths 1,560 s.f.
Residence -1.040 s.f. Veradahs I 103droo,. I iath Guest house 1.824
Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views Funislhed. #MWH1099- $2,200,000.
"'VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooimts,3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.,.
Residence 1.200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-o-Sea Prvate 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
"FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Ca 3 Bedrooms. 3 1i2 Baths -
S 2460 sf. Residence 1,400 s.f. 'eorhees-Decks I Bed. I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s. Land Private 93' Dock. 0 KW Aus. Generator Superb IIarbour
Views. -kMW- 1107- $1,200,000.
S"SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,92 I s. Residence.- 2
Bedroom, I Bath -400 s.f Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1189 Acres Beautiftlly Landscaped Semi- private Dock- Fabulousi
Views #MWHI 019- $1,165,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom 1.5 Buth 800 sf.
residence- 375 Acre. sea to sea 109' or frontage on Sea of Abaco 106' o
Atlantic 13al Irsirn L.ith lift 170' of dock- Swvimnt ii Pool Applroved plans
for 3 I2 New England cottage #LH 1086 NEW PRICE $1,350,000.
2 Bedroonms, 2 Baths.
i 3001 s. Residence
-I Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
224 s.f Guest Cottage
"Playihouse" will bar
182 Acres-300 of
Ocean Beach Front
"Sunmmer Camnp" SCIt094 51,950,000.
4 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1600 s.b l of residence
-785 s.f. kvrap around porch
A3,8t s.,f. -.54t9 Aicre ialad
SP- t 180 degree views
250 to the Atlantic Beach
2,10 s.f. Larage
282000 gallon cst3ern
Runwllny & Dock access
"Blessirg House" 'SC[1 1093 $799.0(11.
* GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-ront building site 0.51 Acre
- 125' Ailantic Ocean frontage Centri-al Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliaage, MWVI081 NEW PRICE 5595,000,
. "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f 0,246 Acre
- Over l150' If Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall oil Sea of Ahaco-
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea olf Abaco
views.4Mwv1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A atd# 7A #i 6A-
9,243 sqft. 4 7A 13,845 sl-ft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. 6A-LLMHV1102 $970,000. i 7A 9'MHVI1103 $1,455,000,
or6A & n7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- 48 7,548 sq. f. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Bttu Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels- Good Elevation
#48-.MHVII00o $667,000. a49-ioMHv ll01 $667,000.
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access, Aircraft Landing lights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-hallf acre building site -
25,658 sq.11. 0.5890 Acre 172.6v1'on Sea ofAbacoa Hillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI117 NEW LISTING $485,000.
Page 14 Section A
May 15, 2009
The funeral ser
"Miss Gracie" Ro
was held on May
glican Church in
Cornell Moss, Rev
Rev. Tellison Glo
in the Sandy Point
She is survived
nie Green, Barba
sons Leonard Ale
drew Wilton Roke
Mary Capron and
sister Estelle Pinde
and Elsworth Bain
cia and Susan Roke
ley Turnquest, Du
Rose Thompson a
Ceila and Desmon
Kendal Brown, Ja
nishka and Demetr
Julie Green, Cente
Danero and Lava
der Roker, Chelse
mour and Sibhon
children Alicia, A
and Alvin Green
Donae Cornish, D
Jamia and Ethan
and Amir Thomp
vice for Grace Gertrude Saunders Jr., Demetrie Thompson Jr. and The funeral
>ker, 76, of Sandy Point Alfred Knowles III; great-great-grandchild er, 49, former
y 9 at St. Martin's An- Leonardo Burrows Jr.; nieces Marchanelle held on May 2
Sandy Point. Rev. Earl Folly, Vernita Dorsette, Nicola Rolle, ment was also
Assisted by Archdeacon Sherry Cambridge, Tanya Johnson, Jessica He is survive
. Canon Harry Bain and Forbes, Anissa Capron, Wendy Constan- Pinder Feaster;
ver. Interment followed tine, Rhonda Parish, Debbie Taylor, Syl- O'Neil and An
Public Cemetery. via Hanna, Cotrina Frazer, Judy and Jill William and
Sby her daughters An- Roker, Ruth Flowers, Patricia Sweeting, Floyd (Clarajan
ara Thompson, Sandra Francis Streets, Helen Lightbourne, Mar- dymae), Leona
Green and Faith Bain; garette Meeres, Joey Thompson, Jacque- sisters Sherry
-xander Roker and An- line Bowe and Carolyn Collie; nephews Se- (Zendal Sr), Li
-r; adopted son Ricardo bastian Pintard, Julien Turnquest, Dwayne Ferguson; adopt
Jacqueline Turnquest, Capron, Kevin Miller, Ricky Penn, Lee nieces Kenria,
Brenda Perry; adopted Ambrister Jr, Douglas Thompson, Terril, and Stevonnaia
:r; uncle Rev. Dr. Allan George and Rovel Roker, John Jr., Regi- ley, Shenee an
Jimmy Green, Cecil J. nald, Eugene and Kendall Meeres; grand- Newman, Shen
Knowles, David Green nieces and nephews; godchildren Orin- and D' Vashne
;daughters-in-law Patri- thia Newman, Patricia Sweeting, Leanza Floyd Jr, Ferna
er; brothers-in-law Aud- Beneby, Evelyn Burrows, Henry, Lincoln, nal Jr, Ryan and
idley Capron and Willie Kenneth and Nelson Darville; and many ius and D'Var
law Sheba Ambrister, other relatives and friends. Steffon Miller,
nd Janet Parker; grand- The funeral service for Joseph E. Tate Jr.; aunts
and Almanic Pinder, Whyms, Jr, 38, of Moore's Island, who brister and Vi(
d Johnson, Ramona and died on April 18, was held in Nassau. In- Bishop Stanley
ameson Green, Ian and terment was also in Nassau. Stanley Jr. Pin
n, Donovan and Cecily He is survived by his father Joseph der (Melissa), 5
d Rolle, Jermaine and Whyms Sr.; sister Kenrie Nicholls; stepsis- Pinder (Nadia),
Omar Saunders, Jer- ter Kessa Rolle; stepbrothers Trelion Stu- sister-in-law A
ie Thompson, Alvin and art, Corey Williams and Roland Andrews; law Rowena, V
nie and Lavenda Green, aunts Lauraine Marshall, Lauralee Kemp, (Ruth), Nora, I
Lavante Green, Alexan- Eugenie Dean, Muriel Walker, Dorothy erts; uncles Ru
-a Charlton, Elain Bain, Dean, Marilyn Johnson, Eunice Johnson many other relay
Anwar and Jenesta Sey- and Hortence Riley; uncles Charles John- Hilton "Spy
Knowles; great-grand- son, Hansel Johnson, Matthew Brown, Murphy Town,
Ivonell, Alisha, Allenka Richard Riley, Basil Riley, Jonathon Dean, garet Hospital i
Jr., Leonardo Burrows, and Insp. Alpheus Kemp; nieces Ebony and The funeral ser
)'Asya Johnson, Kenda, Maquell Nicholls, Ruthnell, Joycelyn and in Freeport, Gr
and Kendeisha Brown, Gena Whyms; nephew Anthony Whyms; Frances Sto
Green, Miguel, Amina brother-in-law Marco Nicholls; and many health center ii
son, Thilise and Omar other relatives and friends. She was marrie
service for Anthony Feast-
ly of Murphy Town, was
Son Grand Bahama. Inter-
on Grand Bahama.
ved by his wife Voiletmae
sons Anthony Justin, Ryan
ton Kiano Feaster; parents
Nadean Feaster; brothers
ne), Cardnal, Stevenson (Ju-
rd Feaster and David Tate;
Brown, Charmaine Tate
llian Feaster and Stephanie
pted sister Elizabeth Curry;
Ebony, Yvonne, Sharece
Feaster, Sharmani Adder-
id Shrae Mackey, Johnette
lique, Zenequa, Da'Vantee
STate; nephews Kenwood,
ndo, Fahron, Ashton, Card-
I Elvano Feaster, Dion Dar-
os Newman, Jace Mackey,
Zendel Jr, Shavado, David
Lucille Storr, Florine Arm-
)la Newbold; father-in-law
Pinder Sr.; brothers-in-law
der (Prescola), James Pin-
Steve Pinder (Ann), Lynden
, Nelson Mackey (Sherry);
llison Williams; aunts-in-
ats, Meg (Martin), Wilfred
nez (William), Althea Rob-
ibin, Fritz, Alphonso; and
itives and friends.
Y" Davis, 54, formerly of
died at the Princess Mar-
n Nassau on April 9, 2009.
vice will be held on May 16
ut, 94, died peacefully at a
n Bloomfield, Connecticut.
*d to the late John D. Stout
Jr. in 1938. An outdoor enthusiast, Fran-
cie was an accomplished sailor, and she
and her husband Jack spent their winters,
beginning in 1966, cruising the waters of
Abaco aboard their 40-foot ketch, Anne
Bonny. In 1972 they bought a house on
Man-O-War Cay, which they also named
Anne Bonny, and until Jack's death in
1994, he and Francie spent half the year
on Abaco cruising and making many Gulf
Stream crossings for boat work and sup-
plies. Francie continued to spend the win-
ter in her beloved house on Man-O-War
until 2006 when, as she said, "the stairs
became a bit too steep." She was a dedi-
cated bird watcher, an avid skier and tennis
player and a passionate and knowledgeable
gardener. She had a full and satisfying life
and will be missed.
She is survived by her son John S.
Stout, his wife Lisa and their four chil-
dren: Elizabeth F. Stout and her husband
John Robinson, John S. Stout Jr. and his
wife Dorothy, Samantha Stout Denny,
and Benjamin D. Stout and his wife Ma-
sha; her daughter, Elizabeth T. Stout; her
son Samuel D. Stout, his wife Donna and
their three children: Sheldon Stout Bright
and her husband Clifton, Annie D. Stout,
and Samuel D. Stout Jr.; her foster son,
Jonathan Searles. She leaves seven great-
grandchildren: Geneva and Duncan Mor-
ley, Lyla and Sophia Denny and Merrill,
Stanley, and Walker Bright.
Don't Be an
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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian
Second Clean-up at Hole-in-the-Wall
By Mirella Santillo
People came from all over Abaco on
April 25, from Cooper's Town, Treasure
Cay, Casuarina Point, Cherokee, Marsh
Harbour, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point
for the second major clean-up of the Hole-
in-the Wall lighthouse compound. Three
even came from as far as Miami. Market-
ing Director for Yellow Air Taxi, Emmett
Saunders, and two other employees, Edgar-
do Monge and Daysell Ramirez, arrived on
Abaco the previous day to join Abaconians
for the clean up. Fifty-five came, eager to
join in the clean-up effort to rid two of the
buildings adjacent to the lighthouse of trash
The Abaco Big Bird bus carried a group
from Marsh Harbour to the "Y" on Capt.
Earnest Dean Highway where trucks wait-
ed to transport everyone to the lighthouse.
Among the truck drivers were Mr Preston
Roberts, Chief Councillor for South Aba-
co, Mr. Cyril Roker, Abaco's Port Direc-
tor, Mr. Floyd Swain with the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay, and Mr. Ricardo Roberts
carrying the port-a-potty. The convoy of
trucks made its way along the 11 miles of
bumpy road to the lighthouse where anoth-
er group was already waiting.
Immediately, Ms. Bernadette Hall with
the Ministry of Tourism, the coordinator
of the event, organized some of the par-
ticipants in a line to pass along the items
that another group pulled out of the two
buildings. Pieces of wood, broken furni-
ture, pipes, mattresses, old luggage, dirty
sheets and pillows, buckets of debris and
more were transferred for over two hours
from hand to hand, downhill to the trucks
that carried them back and forth to a large
dumpster that had been deposited by Ba-
hamas Waste at the Soldier Road intersec-
After a tasty lunch of turkey, tuna and
ham wraps donated by the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay, a major sponsor of the
project, work resumed until nearly two
o' clock. By then the two buildings were
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By Vernique Russell
in North Abaco
On April 13 North Abaco celebrated
Coastal Awareness Day when we promoted
recycling, promoted and sold green bags
and membership in the Friends of the Envi-
ronment. Golden Harvest Grocery Store in
Treasure Cay supported this day by letting
Friends set up in front of the store to talk
to people as they entered the store. It was
very successful with more than 70 green
bags sold, 25 green wine bottle bags and
many Friends' memberships, stickers and
T-Shirt orders. Posters were displayed to
make people aware of the perils of trash,
detrimental to all forms of life. An example
was the recent discovery of a humpback
whale whose tail was caught up in fishing
line which prevented him from moving.
Luckily, he was discovered and rescued.
On April 18 Treasure Cay participated
in Coastal Awareness Month with a com-
munity clean-up day. Over 20 ambitious
and concerned second homeowners and lo-
cal people disbursed along over the main
road and side roads of Treasure Cay to
pick up trash. Aside from the public beach,
it was not necessary to clean Treasure Cay
beach as an unidentified person or group
had entirely cleaned the shore prior to the
clean-up day. Treasure Cay Resort partici-
pated in supplying bags and made sure that
the filled bags were picked up along the
beach and the roads.
This year the immigrant community of
Sand Banks joined the Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful program, expressing the wish to keep
that community clean. More than 20 mem-
bers vigorously cleaned the Treasure Cay
Highway, lining up over 60 large garbage
bags along the road and cleaned up inside
their community. Local Government ar-
ranged to pick up the bags right away. At-
tempts are being made to have a regular
dumpster pick up to avoid overflow and
one second homeowner has generously
sponsored some pick ups. Members of the
Sand Banks community wish to be included
in the Keep Abaco Beautiful program, to
translate flyers and brochures and to take
part in teaching others to take pride in their
surroundings. They started by expressing
the need to remove the parked vehicles
alongside the road.
Friends Name North
Friends of the Environment has named
Mrs. Yvette McIntosh as its representa-
tive in North Abaco. She along with Uli
Nowlan will work on matters concerning
the events of the organization. She will be
the coordinating person for the Keep Ab-
aco Beautiful (KAB) program while Mr.
Nowlan will continue to be in charge of the
recycling program. The northern division
of Friends of the Environment is excited
to be a part of the organization and already
has plans to get programs started. The two
are looking forward to a strong relation-
ship with the communities and much sup-
port from residents.
A Facelift at
The Regatta Village at the ferry dock
in Treasure Cay is presently undergoing a
facelift. Construction is being carried out
on some of the stalls and the bar area. This
year the North Abaco Summer Festival
and Power Boat Race committee is doing
its best to improve the site. By next year
the village will have undergone a com-
plete facelift with new stalls. Only six of
the stalls will be completed for this year's
Abundant Living Walk-Aer-
obics 100 Day Challenge
The Abundant Living Walk Aerobics
Club is in operation and the 100-day chal-
lenge is drawing down. The club meets
Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday
mornings at 6 a.m. This year a healthy
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grated Building Services, Ltd., based in
New Providence. They seek to get high
school science and grahical art students to
test their bridge building knowledge and
skills by building the strongest bridge us-
ing just 100 ice cream sticks and regular
white glue. IBS hosted this fun and excit-
ing event to generate interest in the fields
of engineering and the applied sciences.
Mr. Gavin Daziel, Graphical Com-
munications teacher, along with two
students, travelled to Nassau with their
popsicle-constructed bridge. Although
they did not win, they gained a wealth
of experience from the other participates
and the organizers themselves. The win-
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lifestyle is being promoted as the key to
enjoying a long and happier life. Group
leader Mrs. Glendina Mills is excitied to
once again be working with persons in the
club. After successfully losing weight her-
self and keeping it off, she wants to help
others get in shape by making lifestyle
changes. The venue for the meetings is the
Full Gospel Assembly building. The final
event on the club's calendar is a four-mile
run which will take place on June 6th. A
special invitation is extended to the public
to join the group for the run.
Race to the Reef
S.C. Bootle High along with other
S.C. Bootle students are involved in Race to
petition to see which tagged snapper travel
ward the reef during a one-month monitorin
boys are fishing for their special snapper tha
win the race.
schools on the island is participating in
Friends of the Environment's Race to the
Reef fish tagging program. Students tagged
various fish that are presently living in the
mangrove nursery areas at Witch Point. As
these fish mature, they will migrate slowly
to reefs and deeper water. The tag that is
inserted in each fish identifies the individ-
ual fish so each school has an identified
fish. The first fish that reaches the reef will
allow that school to win. S.C. Bootle's fish
was named Laura Lee by students Ralanda
McKinney and Anya Mills. Students got an
opportunity to learn much about the sig-
nificance of the mangrove ecosystem.
The student appreciate programs like
these that help young people to become
more aware of their environment. The stu-
dents feel that such programs are an ex-
cellent way to promote a green Bahamas
that would be safer and
friendlier to all. The
students are hoping to
be the winner of the
race to the reef compe-
Won third at
S.C. Bootle High
took part in the annual
T Science Fair sponsored
by Friends of the Envi-
ronment on April 24th.
A large contingent of
students traveled to
the Reef, a com- New Vision Ministries
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g session. These participate. S.C. Boo-
at they hope will tie placed third in the
senior category. This
year's fair and competition was filled with
many interesting creations by students
from throughout Abaco. Sherlin Bootle's
display caught many eyes as they explored
the wonders of our native Bahamian fish-
Sherlin Bootle Secretary
Administrative Assistant Melissa Mc-
Intosh of S.C. Bootle High was treated
to various tokens of appreciation on April
22, which was celebrated as World Sec-
retary Day. Mrs. McIntosh helps keeps
everything organized at the school. Both
the staff and students agree that she is the
best administrative assistant you can find
in this part of the world. Mrs.
McIntosh was overwhelmed by
the gifts of appreciation and was
pleased to be honored by her
students and fellow staff mates.
The staff and students of El
Shaddai Christian Academy in-
vite the public to the graduation
of the Eagles of the class of
2009 as they move on to the big
school. Under the theme, Dare
to explore the world ofpossibili
ties where dreams become reali-
ty. Dream it, believe and achieve These s
it, graduates will showcase some wean
of what they have learned before ing wit]
family and friends. The ceremo- wi se
ny will take place on June 6th with kn
at the Treasure Cay Community apprecic
Center. This graduation is very special not
just for the students but also for the school
as it is the first one.
High school soccer
High school soccer is now very popular
with students in North Abaco. With an ac-
tive league currently going on, schools are
fighting to become the champions in that
area. On May 6th the Dynamic Dolphins
of Sherlin Bootle met the Mighty Marlins
of Abaco Central High School in a very
competitive match. At the end of the game
the verdict was in and the Dynamic Dol-
phins had defeated the Mighty Marlins 4-0.
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veral programs educating the young people
owledge about wetlands so they will be more
ative of the wetlands and will work to pre-
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Both schools are excited about the league
and are awaiting a rematch. The commu-
nity of North Abaco congratulates our Dol-
phins on their win.
Ms. Deaudra Cooper and Ms. Jacara
Hudson, both of Treasure Cay, completed
their studies and graduated from technical
school on April 19th. Ms. Hudson studied
Dental Management and Ms. Cooper stud-
ied Business Management. They are now
both certified in their respective areas and
Keaa nanamas, a private organization, pro
brary books for schools and has donated to
schools on Abaco. Recently, S.C. Bootle Higt
received more than 200 books. The response
books was great with the 7th and 8th grade
particularly eager to read them. The schoc
Media Center with a library, computers and
board that teachers find very helpful in teac
are ready to work. Both students are recent
graduates of Sherlin Bootle High School.
Jacara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Hudson and Deaudra is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Curts Cooper.
Basketball students are
In September Sherlin Bootle High
School and the Treasure Cay Sporting
Club lost three of their star players who
are on sports scholarships in Freeport. As
a follow-up to the story that was featured
a few months back, we can report that the
boys are doing well. Shavez Harts was re-
cently honored by the Bahamas Outstand-
ing Students Association for obtaining a
GPA of 3.0 or higher. He has
otle not only improved his athlet-
ics skills but also his academic
skills. The other boys are also
doing well academically. They
are making their former coach
Godfrey Rolle and their parents
Final PTA Meeting
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emy invites all parents to attend
the final PTA meeting for this
school year to be held at the
school on May 22nd beginnin-
gat 7 p.m. Parents are urged to
vides li- make a special effort to attend
several this meeting as very important
h School matters will be discussed. For
to these further information parents can
classes contact the school at 242-365-
ol has a 8720 or 242-475-7247.
Treasure Cay will partici-
pate in the HOYTES
Under the leadership of Coach Godfrey
Rolle Jr., the under 10 and 12 boys team of
the Treasure Cay Sporting Club will travel
to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to compete in
the HOYTES Labour Day Classics. The
boys are leaving with the intention to bring
back home the trophies once again. As the
reigning champions in the under 10 divi-
sion last year, the team is hoping for a re-
peat. The sporting club is happy to provide
exposure and sporting opportunities for ad-
vancement to the young men enrolled.
On April 24th young people from across
Abaco and their leaders gathered at the Re-
vival Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper's
Town for a Youth Rally. It was hosted to
bring young people together to display
their talents and abilities to the honor and
glory of God. Senior Pastor Cedric Bul-
lard was the Master of Ceremony and the
message was delivered by Rev. Rex Car-
ey, Youth Pastor of Revival Time Church
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in Crown Haven. There were numerous
dances by many churches, renditions of
songs by choirs, steppers, skits, recitals
and much more. The youth rally brought
together the young, young at heart and the
old to enjoy laughs, praise and worship and
dances. The organizers thank all those who
supported the event.
The Outreach Committee of Full Gospel
Assembly and their affiliate will host an
outreach service on the Don Corbett Court
in Treasure Cay. The service is a continu-
ation of a ministry that was born after the
death of Wensil LaRoda and is headed by
his father. The goal of the ministry is to
take the message of salvation beyond the
church and reach out to the community.
The services are held the first Sunday of
each month and location and speakers nor-
mally vary. The next services will be held
on June 7th.
Ron's Meat Mart
Ron's Meat Mart opened recently in
Cooper's Town. Offering a variety of
meats, snacks and novelties, the shop is
open Monday through Sunday to cater to
all its customers' needs. A butcher is on
duty. Ron's carries a variety of meats such
deli meats, sheeps' tongue, whole and por-
tion wings, a variety of meats. It also car-
ries vegetables and seasonings and sell both
wholesale and retail. Be sure to ask about
their family packages that start at $9.99.
The store manager, Ms. Tracie McIntosh,
guarantees that they will work with you to
meet your needs. The store offers special
discounts to businesses, event planners and
lunch vendors. The operating hours are
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is located in
Edgecombe's Plaza. Interested persons can
telephone them at 365-0181.
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Grill Pitt opens
Now open on the Sherlin Bootle High-
way in the front of Treasure Cay Primary
School is the Grill Pit that is open on Satur-
days. Scrumptious meals are prepared by
grill chefs Johnny and Curtis. The public is
invited to enjoy any of the house specials.
The grill is open from 11 a.m. until late
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fries are held on the South Side in Cooper's
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S.C. Bootle students attended the
Fair organized by Friends of the
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Town organized by the Hope Committee.
The fries begin at 7 p.m. Those attending
can enjoy scrumptious fried fish and pan-
cakes along with other delights. There is
live music and entertainment. The public is
invited to join in the festivities for a great
time of socializing and wholesome fun.
Wedding bells ring
April 18th was special in the lives of Ms.
Vanessa Cornish and Mr. Baron Swain for
on this day they exchanged vows before
God, family, friends and well wishers.
Vanessa is the daughter of Mr. Lenward
and Ms. Geleta of Blackwood and Baron is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swain. The
beautiful ceremony was held at St. John the
Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour
officiated by Fr. Dwight Rolle. A beauti-
ful reception followed the ceremony at the
church hall that was superbly decorated for
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completely empty with the dumpster over-
Among the young people helping were
BEC Junior Achievers, Rangers and Gov-
ernor General Youth Award club members
from Abaco Central High School and In-
teract Club members from St. Francis de
Sales Catholic School, altogether approxi-
mately 20 students. A young man, Issachar
Baillou from Long Bay School was unani-
mously declared the Most Valuable Work-
er of the day, such were the efforts he put
into helping. By 3 p.m. everyone was back
at the "Y" to meet the bus driver waiting
to take his group back to Marsh Harbour
while other people went their own way.
One building has been adopted for resto-
ration by the Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
Many of that resort's employees lent a
hand in the clean-up. Several Baker's Bay
employees also showed up that day and one
person from the Abaco Beach Resort and
For Mr. Roberts, whose pet project
it is, the vison is emerging: to make the
Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse residences,
once restored, a tourist destination with a
native flair, an endeavor that should boost
the economy of South Abaco. The road re-
mains an impediment, but Ms. Hall men-
tioned having received a favorable consid-
eration from the Minister of Public Works,
Mr. Neko Grant. Many local entities sup-
port the project as demonstrated by their
donations: Bahamas Waste donated the use
of the dumpster. Mr. Lou Schneider donat-
ed the portable toilet; Yellow Air Taxi do-
nated water and T- shirts, Abaco Big Bird
provided transportation, North Rock also
gave water and Abaco Beach Resort sup-
plied ice while many volunteers provided
the work force.
Ms. Hall said that the next step will be
to form a committee to determine the res-
toration process and assess what can be
salvaged in order to renovate the buildings
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Letters From Page 8
the tax code will encourage new foreign
investment and provide healthy growth in
the Family Islands of the Bahamas.
Did you know that it is illegal to hire a
foreign boat/captain to do fishing charters
in The Bahamas when the charter is solic-
ited in The Bahamas? This is true for any
type of fishing. The foreign boats at mari-
nas or dockage throughout The Bahamas
that solicit business while in The Bahamas
are doing so illegally. These greedy indi-
viduals will make you believe it is accept-
able. Unless they have Bahamian status or
a work permit, they are not able to work or
accept money in The Bahamas. A foreigner
having a Charter Fishing license only gives
them permission to book a charter from the
For those of you that want to reel in
the big one or enjoy fresh fish for dinner,
what better way to do it than to hire a local
fisherman and enjoy the true island expe-
rience. There are experienced and knowl-
edgeable guides that have boats that can
accommodate your every need. They are
able to fish with the experienced fisherman
or the novice.
With the state of the economy world-
wide, it is a kind gesture to support the
locals of any country that you visit. To find
your local fishing guide, ask around in the
areas that you are staying to hire are some
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwis
Island-wide Abaco Listi
Abaco Vacations + 8(
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations + 8(
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
of the local guides.
Thank you and we hope your stay on
Abaco is your greatest experience.
On behalf of the Local Fishermen
We must be pro-active
I humbly submit this letter for publish-
ing in your paper's Letters to the Editor
section. Do we really want to rid ourselves
My letter is in reference to a letter pub-
lished in your paper dated April 15th,
2009, entitled "Crime will destroy our
community." To that statement I respond.
Do we REALLY want to rid Abaco of
crime? The only way that Abaco can rid it-
self of crime is through constant proactive
work! We must be our brother's keepers
(not by being just nosey) and expose those
individuals who are known criminals that
are actively committing crime. We must
also expose those persons who seek to act
as enablers to these criminals.
Recently, I was attacked by a female
Jamaican individual while having my car
washed in Murphy Town. This individual
damaged my vehicle. She tried to stab me
with a knife, and I had never seen this in-
dividual before in my life. As she attacked
me, I threatened to phone the police. She
responded by laughing and stating. "Call
the f*** police, I have them in my back
pocket!" At the end of the day it was a case
of mistaken identity on her part.
This could have caused me my life if a
family member of mine hadn't intervened.
Clearly this individual is void of reason-
ing as I tried to escape her lethal swings
at me. Certain people from other cultures
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
367-3529 Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
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Marsh Harbour area
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
352-5458 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
365-4247 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
365-5464 D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
365-4271 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-4047 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4161 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
365-4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
365-4105 Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Bahama Beach Club
Island Dreams + 45 hse
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
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come into our community and bring ele-
ments of their culture that are not a part of
the Bahamian way of life. Violence is not
the natural way that Bahamians solve their
issues with one another. And certainly not
on Abaco did I expect to encounter such an
Needless to say, after sharing my story
with local government officials and oth-
ers within the community from Cooper's
Town to Sandy Point, I discovered that this
individual had a LONG string of violent
outbursts, destruction to others' property,
attempted murder and assault cases, past,
present and pending. This individual takes
a delight in starting fights wherever she
goes apparently with no consequence from
the law. Everyone has a distasteful experi-
ence to share about this individual, and she
is still on the loose in our community rel-
ishing in this fact and laughing at the law.
Even a prominent member of the local me-
dia admitted to having video footage of this
individual starting a fight at a children's
How long will the people of Abaco al-
low this violent, destructive individual to
be on the loose? What is going to be done
about it? Am I just another one of her vic-
tims who will just let it slide? NO! I have
vowed to myself and God that I will do
all in my power to see this individual be-
hind bars! I have decided to take a proac-
tive approach to have this individual either
go under lengthy psychiatric treatment or
be excommunicated from the Abaco com-
munity for she is indeed a menace. I am
currently petitioning for this and make a
plea to the Abaco community to sign it as
this individual is indeed a menace to the
I hope that this letter serves as encour-
agement to anyone who has been a victim
of crime here on Abaco and ask that you
e-mail me at removecriminalsfromabaco@
yahoo.com for there is strength in num-
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Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ..................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town.........................
Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........ 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ......................................367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.........................367-3415
Sky Baham as Nassau ............... .....................367-0446
Southern Air Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b a co A ir .................. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. 3 6 7 -2 2 6 6
C herokee Air C harters .........................................367-3450
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town............................. ....... .......... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................. ........... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ......................... ......... 365-4411
Dive G uana........................................ ............ .......... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ...... ...... 365-6013
Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective 22Dec 08)
C linic, Dow ntow n, R egattas, .........................................$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, CAbaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern ........................................$20
S n a ke C a y ................................................ $ 3 5
C a sua rina P o int ................................... .................... $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour........................... $80
Baham a Palm Shore ........... .. ... .. ................ $90
C rossing Rocks ...... .... ................... $105
S a n d y P o in t ............................. .................... $ 15 0
L e is u re L e e ........................................ .................... $ 5 0
Treasure CayAorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80
Treasure Cay Resort.............. .. .... ................ $85
Fo x T o w n ......................................................................$ 1 8 5
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, dow ntown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5
Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three- free Caged pets- as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.
* Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock..........................
M a d e ira P a rk .................................................
S a n d B a n ks ................................
Treasure Cay Resort.....................................
L e is u re L e e .................................
B lack W ood .........................
Fire Road & Cooper's Town..........................
C e d a r H a rb o u r ............... .... .... .... .... .... ....
W o o d C ay ..................................
M o u nt H o p e .................................
F o x T o w n ..................................
C ro w n H a v e n ................................................
Marsh Harbour airport..................................
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ..........
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ......................
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24)..
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles........................
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek...............................
T C Hotel to Moxey ................................
..............$ 1 0
.X$65 + $10
..X$18 + $ 5
...X$22 + $5
.X$16 + $5
Restaurants Services Transportation
,./ Compliments of The Abaconian
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise
Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Noton
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* holi
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours
Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest
such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School
class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History,
Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a
free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally
with similar interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067
for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert Lowe Museum ....................................... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station....................................... Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching
- ask tourism 367-3067
Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10F....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour
Please bring errors & i
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08
Everyone reads The Abaconian
Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat* Froggies* Hope T 366-0024
1bi5es & 1 cuoers boas bars &a Uarts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals.................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin .....................................367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ........................367-2301
H ibiscus ................... .................... 367---.
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ ............ 366-0095
Munchies ............ $.....$ .......366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... .....366-0065
C racker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Docksiders ............ $$$......... ......365-5230
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
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VOLUME 17. NUMBER 10 MAY 15th. 2009
Tings Bahamian were featured at festival
Green Turtle Cay held its 6th Island Roots Heritage Festival
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, officially opened the Island Roots Heritage Festival held on Green Turtle Cay
on May 1 and 2. Here he is with the Festival Committee. Chairman of the Committee, Mrs. Karen Mclntosh, is on the left of Mr.
Ingraham. The Festival is held at Centennial Park while informative talks are held at the Administration building.
By Jeff Gale
The Abaco Rage sailing team once
again attended the Family Island Regatta
in George Town, Exuma, on April 22-
25. Being the oldest and most prestigious
regatta in the Bahamas, the Family Island
Regatta is considered the "Super Bowl"
of sloop sailing. It is the national champi-
onship, there is always a huge turnout of
boats and the competition is fierce. This
year was no exception.
As a team we entered three boats in the
regatta; the Abaco Rage in Class A, the
John B. (formerly known as the Lonesome
Dove) in Class B, and the Conchy Joe in
Class E. The classes are raced at different
times during the day so the members of the
same crew often race three boats in a day.
It can be a brutal schedule. This year was
particularly tough as every day the winds
were well over 20 knots.
Sailing the Abaco Rage in Class A, we
knew our work was cut out for us. While
still fast in light winds, the Abaco Rage
does not have as streamlined a hull shape
as most of the newer boats; and as the
winds picked up, we had a hard time be-
ing competitive. In the first race, the Prime
Minister's Cup, we had a very good race
and placed third. We were very happy with
that. For the next three races we sailed
hard, but our best finish was seventh. Our
final placing for the series was seventh out
of 11 boats. Class A was won by the Tida
Wave from Staniel Cay, Exuma.
In Class B we had high hopes. The John
Please see Regatta Page 7
Defence Force Band entertains
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band was one of the features at the Island Roots
Heritage Festival. It is always a very popular feature that draws crowds to hear the
music and watch their intricate marching maneuvers.
By Jennifer Hudson
Following a very full day of celebra-
tion of Tings Bahamian ranging from Olde
Tyme games and conch blowing at the
Point to a series of interesting talks at the
courthouse, the Island Roots Heritage Fes-
tival on Green Turtle Cay was declared
open on May 1 by the Prime Minister of
the Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingra-
ham. The National Anthems of The United
States of America and The Bahamas were
competently performed by the Wesley Col-
lege Band while the respective flags were
raised by the four top ranking, recently
graduated Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Rangers. The ceremony was officially
called to order by the blowing of the conch
shell in salute to the people.
The Prime Minister addressed the crowd
telling them that he knew they didn't want
to listen to any long speeches and he in-
tended to be very brief. He was indeed
true to his word. He commended the com-
munication between the two communities,
Green Turtle Cay and Key West, Florida,
which extends back many years, welcomed
all visitors and declared the Sixth Annual
Island Roots Heritage Festival officially
open. Sir Peter Anderson of the Conch Re-
public of Key West presented Mr. Ingra-
ham with a special gift. Joking about the
state of the economy these days, he gifted
him with papers making him a landowner
of one square inch of land in a reserve in
the Florida Keys.
Ms. Jeritzen Outten, Director of Tour-
ism for the Northern Bahamas, reminded
those gathered that this festival has been
hosted for the past six years and brings
people together as a family reunion. She
congratulated the hard working team led
by Mrs. McIntosh and encouraged this ac-
tive team to keep the festival intact as it
promotes the destination, encourages for-
eign exchange and celebrate things Baha-
mian such as food, arts and crafts.
Mrs. Karen McIntosh, Festival Chair-
person, presented gifts to the members of
Abaco's Tourism office. She expressed her
appreciation to the Prime Minister whom
she described as "a tremendous leader who
does so much for all of us."
The Prime Minister toured the festival
site stopping to socialise with people on the
Abaco's BREA welcomes new president
The members of the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association meet monthly. Shown left to right are Shirley Carroll, Zack
Bonczekfrom Nassau, Donna Darville, Stan Sawyer, National President William Wong, John Cash, Kerry Sullivan, Jane Patterson,
Sandra Evans, Bill Thorndycraft, Lydia Bodomer, Cindy Newell, Daphne de Gregory, Bill Thompson, Donna Rees, Nick Miaoulis,
Molly Roberts, Jamie Rees, Everett Pinder, Chris Roberts, Marcellus Roberts and Anne Albury. See story on page 9.
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
6th annual Island Roots Festival drew crowds
By Mirella Santillo
This year's Island Roots Heritage Fes-
tival on Green Turtle Cay featured Tings
Bahamian. The festival was held at Cen-
tennial Park in New Plymouth on May 1
and 2 and was a great success. It included
many cultural activities, shows, games,
food and music, all Tings Bahamian!
On the festival grounds a group of pretty
Green Turtle Cay girls, dressed in the col-
ors of the Bahamian flag were ready for
a Maypole demonstration, a feat they ac-
complished to perfection. Not so a group
of adults among the crowd who started
their performance in a tangle of ribbons.
They did manage after a while to circle the
pole and finished with the applause of the
An Antique Road Show held at the Al-
bert Lowe Museum attracted a few people
who had brought artifacts to be identified
by Mr. Robert Carr and Mr. Alton Lowe.
By the beach a conch cracking contest
was taking place. A circle of bystanders
formed around a few of the men taking their
chance at winning the contest. Mr. Willis
Lavarity took the lead with five conchs.
In their golf carts decorated with color-
ful balloons, Little Miss Amy Roberts and
Miss Amy Roberts followed by their en-
tourage were waiting to parade among the
By then it was five o clock and one could
hear the sound of the Junkanoo drums and
there they were, rushing, drumming and
dancing, gathering more participants as
they went around.
The next attraction, the Defense Force
Marching Band, drew the entire crowd
around them as they performed for close to
an hour. It was great music, skillful march-
ing and great entertainment as the musi-
cians finally invited members of the crowd
the join them.
During all these activities, the food and
drink booths had lines of patrons while
under a tent displaying Tings Bahamians
on posters, photographs and illustrations,
volunteers answered people's questions.
At one table Mrs. Curry was offering the
new stamp issue featuring four Bahamian
Potcake dogs designed and painted by
Alton R. Lowe. At another table second
homeowner Bobby Lindsey invited people
to register for the Lionfish Derby that will
take place on June 5th and 6th on Green
Turtle Cay. A lot of attractive prizes will
be rewarded to those who catch the most
lionfish, who caught the largest one and
the smallest one. The award party will take
place at the Green Turtle Club.
A tour of the festivities would not be
complete without mentioning all the craft
artists who displayed their paintings, straw
work and conch jewelry and the perform-
ers such as the local Gospel entertainers,
the New Direction Gospel Band, Lassido
Boys Rake and Scrape. To top the evening,
KB Bodie and Therese Hepburn had the
crowd swinging to their rhythms.
The Green Turtle Cay Ferry put them-
selves out to make as many runs as neces-
sary to take people to New Plymouth and
back to the mainland, all at a discount fare
of $15 round trip. Numerous people at-
tended the festival over the weekend and
made it a great success.
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For the first time this year Green Turtle
Cay held a beauty contest. The winners
were paraded through the Festival in golf
carts. Shown here is Miss Amy Roberts who
is Ashley Sawyer. Little Miss Amy Roberts
was Makayla Mclntosh.
Junkaroo is always part of the Island Roots Heritage Festival. Many of this year's danc-
ers were young people who performed admirably. The Junkanoo parade was held on
Saturday followed by an auction of the costumes to raise money.
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Presentations gave details of various facets of Abaco history
Railroads played an imporant role in early Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
Activities at Island Roots Heritage Festi-
val occurred at several location simultane-
ously. Several talks were given each day at
the Administration building where the audi-
ence could enjoy them in an air conditioned
room. One of these presenters was Mr.
Darius Williams, who made a Power Point
presentation on the history of railroads in
The Bahamas, which goes back to 1856.
Railroads were used in four industries:
salt, sisal, pineapple and lumber, Mr. Wil-
liams told us. Not all islands had a railroad
system, but Abaco certainly did. Railroads
were used in the sisal plantation in the Cedar
Harbour area, in Coco Plum Creek across
from Green Turtle Cay, in Norman's Cas-
tle, Wilson City and in the South around
Cross Harbour. Railroads were built in
ten-mile sections, disassembled and moved
to the next location as the need arose, es-
pecially during the lumber industry days.
Mr. Williams covered the various kinds of
power used to move the cars on the rails.
They ranged from hand powered to mule
pulled to steam and finally diesel powered.
It was an interesting presentation, well il-
lustrated with old photographs.
Many booths enticed the festival goes to browse and appreciate the artwork and crafts
that were displayed and offered for sale. One booth specialized in hats giving a variety
Informative talks were quite popu-
lar with those attending the Island
Roots Heritage Festival on Green
Turtle Cay. Mr. Darius Williams,
left, talked about the importance of
railroads on several islands of the
Bahamas. Mr. Kimbal Butler intro-
duced a book he has just published
on "The History of Boat Building in
The Bahamas, Bermuda and Turks
Geneology intrigued many
By Mirella Santillo have been in The Bahamas for the last 300
On Saturday Mrs. Joy Lowe Jossi took years but moved from Harbour Island to
us on a history tour of the Lowe fam- Abaco around the 1800s, she said. Mrs.
ily since the time of forefather and pirate Jossi talked about her various ancestors,
Matt Lowe to the present day. The Lowes their lives, progeny, means of income and
the way they impacted the communities
where they lived, spicing her story with
anecdotes about a specific grandfather or
Her latest findings through DNA re-
search shows that the Lowes might be of
Jewish origin, having reached The Baha-
mas through Barbados. Mrs. Jossi is a rela-
tive of local renown artist, Alton R. Lowe,
who had the surprise during the presenta-
tion of discovering another cousin now liv-
ing in the United States. There were others
in the audience who had Lowe ancestors.
Mrs. Lowe held a Family Tree Research
session at the Gospel Chapel for people in-
terested in learning more about genealogy
and tracing their origins.
Joy Jossie talked about geneology.
to please every taste.
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Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
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Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
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Unit #9 two stor,'- d/ 2 bath home
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OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
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"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
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"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
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open living/dining area, modern well
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"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Page 6 Section B
May 15, 2009
Island Roots entertainment included two plays
Miss Ruby, a monologue
by Sandra Riley
By Mirella Santillo
The cultural part of the Island Roots
Heritage Festival was enhanced this year
with the production of a play written by
playwright Sandra Riley and presented at
the Lowe Gallery Theatre at the home of
renown artist, Alton Lowe. The numerous,
exquisite paintings by artist Alton R. Lowe
adorned the walls and in front of a stage ap-
proximately 60 seats had been set, all taken
for that May 1st performance of Miss Ruby.
Spot lighting had been installed by Produc-
tion Stage and Lighting Manager Travis
Neff and was dimmed or increased through-
out the play to convey the atmosphere.
The performance, a monologue acted
by Cuban-American actress, Ms. Luisa
Black, held the audience captive for over
an hour. Dressed in an Art Deco outfit,
Miss Ruby ambled to the stage, her pen-
sive mood immediately implying the ro-
mantic atmosphere of the play. Her first
words expressed the sadness but also the
acceptance of a lost but not forgotten love.
She let us know that she was on Green
Turtle Cay, the island where she was born
and to where she had returned after many
years in Key West spent at the home of her
aunt and uncle.
Miss Ruby transported the audience back
in time to her childhood on Green Turtle
Cay and to her adolescent years in Key
West, then to Green Turtle Cay through
cultural and historical hints.
The audience shared her joy as she met
the man to whom she was to get married,
Sandra Riley, second from right, a historian, novelist and playwright, appeared with
actress Luisa Black at the production of Ms. Riley's play Miss Ruby at the Lowe Gallery
Stage in Green Turtle Cay. In the elegant theatre the audience was enthralled with the
monologue of a Green Turtle Cay girl who moved to Key West, then later returned to
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an officer on the USS Maine and her sad-
ness as two days before the wedding the
young man was called back for duty on the
Maine. The audience felt her sorrow when
she spoke about the explosion which de-
stroyed the ship less than a month later and
her pain when her hopes that her fiance had
survived were erased forever. Miss Ruby
returned to Green Turtle Cay, dedicating
her life to teaching and helping the resi-
dents with medical problems.
Besides being a romantic drama, Miss
Ruby, the first of a trilogy of soliloquies,
is an essay on the history of Green Turtle
Cay and Key West in the late 1800s early
1900s and a reminder of the close link that
existed between the two settlements during
Both Ms. Riley and Ms. Black have been
frequent visitors to Green Turtle Cay.
Author Sandra Riley has written a his-
tory, Homeward Bound, three novels and
several plays dealing with the history of The
Bahamas and Abaco in particular.
Matt Lowe, her second
monologue about pirate Mat-
thew Lowe, was beautifully per-
formed in the afternoon of May
2nd at the Administrator's office
by Mr. Neff. It also gathered a
very enthusiastic audience.
Uses for bush
medicine were ex-
Mr. Richard "Blue" Jones, a
native of Green Turtle Cay, has
become a regular presenter atConch
the festival. He spoke at his bush tainmen
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lar with the plants brought by slaves from
Africa but also from Europe, the Mediter-
ranean countries and South America. They
were brought by visitors from numerous
civilizations. After explaining the virtues
of each plant, he invited the audience to
identify them first hand.
New Stamps are issued
By Mirella Santillo
A new stamp series was launched at the
Island Roots Heritage Festival at Green
Turtle Cay during the first weekend of May
2009. Designed and painted by artist Alton
Roland Lowe, the series features four Ba-
hamian potcake dogs. Potcakea have be-
come the national dog breed of The Baha-
mas, but they often are neglected, victims
of malnutrition, disease or abuse. The four
dogs illustrated were rescued from such a
fate and now live in caring households.
On the $.15 stamp, Tripod, who was
Please see Island Roots Page 7
cracking competitions were popular enter-
t, both for the participants and the audience.
vo conch crackers competed against each oth-
are shown here triumphant in their achieve-
ynn Johnson and Carol Jean Lowe both com-
cracked, cleaned and skinned them.
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Island Roots From Page 6
found as a feral puppy, was left to die on a
road after being hit by a car. On the $.50
stamp is Amigo, rescued and rehabilitated
as a stray puppy on Grand Bahama. Amigo
ended up as a star in The Bahamas and
in the United States as "a representative
and Ambassador of hope" for homeless
and challenged animals. He starred in an
awareness campaign throughout The Baha-
mas on issues such as spay / neuter and
proper animal care.
Turtle is the model for the $.65 stamp, a
rather large, blond dog who was found un-
der an upturned boat on Green Turtle Cay.
On the $.70 stamp is Oreo, a black and
white- three-legged, very friendly dog. He
was found abandoned at the Treasure Cay
dump. He was the star of the festival with
everyone taking his photograph or stop-
Regatta From Page 1
B. is a very fast boat in all wind strengths,
and we felt good about our prospects. The
regatta started well with us placing second
and third in the first two races, but disaster
struck in race number three. On the first
leg of the race we were at the front of the
fleet; but while going through a tack, the
top pintle broke off the rudder and conse-
quently sheared off the tiller. We suddenly
had no steering. We went into immediate
emergency repairs; but while doing so,
another boat, the Lady Sonia from George
Town, for no apparent reason crashed into
us, tearing our jib in half and becoming
badly tangled in our rigging. After much
animated discussion we got the boats apart
and under jury steering and no jib chased
after the fleet. We had a tremendous come-
back coming from 13th back to fifth place
but unfortunately this killed our chances of
the overall title. The final race was in very
high winds, around 30 knots. We placed
second in this race and fourth out of 14
boats for the series. Class B was won by
the Tari Ann from Sampson Cay, Exuma.
Sailing the Class E dinghy was also a
story of gear failure. There was no Class E
race the first day, so members of our crew
sailed a larger C class dinghy. While in
second place out of 29 boats, one of the pry
boards broke, leaving half the crew in the
water. They got it back together, were in-
volved in several collisions and eventually
finished well back in the fleet. For the rest
of the regatta we attempted to sail our own
smaller boat, the Conchy Joe, but in each
of the first two races we broke the mast and
did not finish. Never ones to give up eas-
ily, we repaired the mast a third time and
finished the last race third in our class.
As always we would like to thank ev-
eryone involved for making this possible.
Thanks to our sponsors John Bull and
Lighthouse Marina, Carib Freight for the
use of their cranes and barges, everyone
that stops by and helps work on the boats,
our crew for their hard work, and last but
not least everyone that comes to our fund
raisers. It all helps and we appreciate it.
Next on the calendar for the team is the
Long Island Regatta to be held June 3 5.
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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian
VieWpoint... The history of Blacks on Green Turtle Cay
By Larry Smith
Green Turtle Cay's annual Island Roots
Festival bills itself as a celebration of Eu-
ropean as well as African heritage. Unlike
most other Abaco communities, blacks and
whites have lived together on Green Turtle
Cay from the earliest days of settlement, if
not always in harmony.
At this year's event held the first week-
end in May, Grand Bahama engineer and
history buff Darius Williams focused on
this aspect of New Plymouth's development
in a preview of a lecture he is researching
for the Bahamas Historical Society. His
talk was one of a series of well attended
presentations delivered at the settlement's
The African population of Green Turtle
Cay is known from a series of historical re-
cords, Mr. Williams said, beginning with
the "list of Negroes and Loyalist veterans"
who emigrated from New York to Abaco
after the American War of Independence.
Settlers began homesteading on Green Tur-
tle Cay in the 1790s, according to Sandra
Riley's authoritative history of the period,
The earliest African settlers were either
free blacks or former American slaves who
had supported the British in return for their
freedom. But most were assigned or inden-
tured to white Loyalists for resettlement in
the Bahamas. This inevitably led to resent-
ment, protests and even a small insurrec-
tion on Abaco in the mid-1780s.
As one contemporary account put it,
"These unhappy people, after being drawn
from their masters by promises of freedom
and the king's protection, are every day
stolen away." In response, the governor
is reported to have said, "Numbers of the
outlaying Negroes went about with mus-
kets and fixed bayonets, robbing and plun-
Mr. Williams said he drew more infor-
mation on Green Turtle's African popula-
tion from slave registers as well as from
the reports of special justices assigned
by the British to supervise the four-year
emancipation process. There were also of-
ficial reports on the settlement of liberated
Africans after the British abolition of the
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slave trade in 1807 some 6,000 of these
were released from 35 ships up to 1860.
According to Mr. Williams, Green Tur-
tle was one of the first areas to be surveyed
for the resettlement of liberated Africans
and emancipated slaves in the northern Ba-
hamas in1835, along with McLeans Town
on Grand Bahama. "We know this from
town extension surveys," he said. "They
were also settled on several other islands,
including the Berries, Bimini, and Red
Bays, Andros, in addition to New Provi-
There were also newspaper accounts of
the resettlement of American slaves ship-
wrecked in Bahamian waters. The island of
Abaco bounded one of the main shipping
routes for vessels going from the US East-
ern Seaboard to American ports in the Gulf
of Mexico and the fringing reefs along the
island's eastern coats can be treacherous.
The eventual collapse of the plantation
economy forced many Loyalists to desert
Abaco for other islands and territories. An
1805 account said the population of Green
Turtle Cay was employed in the tradition-
al activities of wood cutting, turtling and
wrecking, indicating that the remaining
diehard Loyalists had adapted to the conch
way of life, which focused on the sea rath-
er than on large scale cultivation.
But after a major hurricane in 1806,
many Harbour Islanders moved to Abaco
to intermarry with the remaining Loyal-
ists in three principal settlements New
Plymouth, Man-O-War and Hope Town.
The population began to grow again, and
by 1815 there were 193 people living on
"When emancipation was proclaimed
in 1834 there were about 300 slaves and
16 liberated Africans on Green Turtle Cay
out of total population of 800, and a total
Abaco population of 1800," Mr. Williams
said. "We don't have any information about
free blacks at this time, but there were 39
family head applications for land on the
cay in 1835. The cost of quarter-acre town
lots and 5-acre provision grounds for these
former slaves was about 10 days of labour
laying out roads for the settlement."
According to Mr. Williams, "Whites
have tended to write about this stuff more
up to this point largely because of educa-
tional differences. But this is now starting
to balance out."
Mr. Williams is the author of a book on
railway history of The Bahamas published
by White Sound Press in 2007. The book
gives an overview of the logging industry
on Abaco, Andros and Grand Bahama, and
the salt industry on Inagua as well as the
use of locomotives on these islands dating
to the 1800s.
A certified plant engineer, he has had a
20-year career in the petrochemical, power
and pharmaceutical industries and current-
ly operates an engineering consulting firm
in Freeport called Curly Tail Services.
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May 15, 2009
BREA's Abaco Chapter welcomed
new national chairman
By Jennifer Hudson
Fox Town Primary School is one of five
schools selected to participate in an ex-
perimental programme this coming school
year. The other schools include one on
Exuma and three on New Providence. This
is a joint project in a thrust for school im-
provement. The Organization of American
States (OAS) and the Inter Development
Bank (IDB) provide funding and expertise
in specific areas.
"Schools have diverse needs and this
programme seeks to equip teachers with
strategies at the classroom level. In the
past, once a student has been noted as hav-
ing difficulties with basic concentration
and skills, it has always been said that the
student needs special education away from
his regular school, but teachers have not
been able to get instructions for the special
needs at the classroom level," stated Mrs.
Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education
for Abaco. "With the new technologies it
is hoped that it will be possible to construct
instructions in order that needs be ad-
dressed and teaching strategies formulated
for students in the classroom at both ends
of the scale those who are high flyers and
also those who are at struggling at the other
end of the scale."
"Teachers must be equipped with the
knowledge and tools to identify special
needs and given guidance on how to deal
with these in any part of the classroom.
They need support in the following areas:
technical, material and personnel. Speech
pathologists must be available and also eye
tests given to rule out all areas of chal-
"The department is committed to ensur-
ing that the necessary technical support is
obtained and can look forward to having
computers at its disposal as well as other
residual materials such as text books and
manipulative materials and anything else
teachers may require. Teachers will be
given assistance periodically through con-
sultations with Dr. Shirley McBride from
Canada and other people from the Depart-
ment of Education."
The programme is scheduled to begin in
September at the start of the new school
year. "Students have been asked for feed-
back and attention has been paid to what
parents see as the primary needs and con-
cerns. Data has been collected from staff
and all of this information will be fac-
tored into the final strategies," stated Mrs.
Black, who explained that Fox Town Pri-
mary School was selected as it is way up
in the north of Abaco and tends to feel far
out. "There are many schools which are
far out from Marsh Harbour, and we are
trying to give them a 'spirit of inclusion'
by including them in various programmes.
Friends of the Environment has a project
underway at the Sandy Point School," she
The pilot programme in the five schools
will run for one year at the end of which
a report will be sent to the Department of
Education for scrutiny. Panels will meet to
discuss findings and the programme will
possibly be extended to other schools.
Fox Town School will be
in experimental programme
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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian
Friends Launches Pride
By Samantha V. Evans
Friends of the Environment held a dis-
cussion workshop on May 7th at New Vi-
sion Ministries to launch its Abaco Pride
Campaign. Leading the initiative was Pride
Campaign Manager Mrs. d'Shan Maycock
d'Shan Maycock the issues
conservation and getting them involved in
identifying those threats and bringing about
Nancy's Seaside Restaurant and Bar in
Sandy Point held its first annual Seafood
Fest that was well attended by residents
from Sandy Point and the neighboring
settlements. The event was held to com-
memorate Nancy Adderley. The celebra-
tion, which began midday, lingered into
the morning hours as the DJ entertained
the crowd with Bahamian music all night
long. Far from a memorial, the Seafood
Fest was a celebration of Nancy's passion
for cooking and her commitment to the
Nancy Adderley had a passion and tal-
ent for cooking and influenced her father
Leslie Adderley to construct the wooden
structure overlooking the sea. Completed
in 1986, the establishment was named
Nancy's Famous Native Pizza. Nancy
along with her eight siblings operated the
renowned eatery, serving native Bahamian
dishes. Nancy's vision was always to ex-
pand the business. Several years following
the opening of the restaurant, Nancy intro-
duced the Thursday night grill and business
Unfortunately, in February 1998 Nancy
was called to be with the Lord. The family
was grief stricken. Despite their distress,
they decided to continue their beloved's
Today, the Adderleys still operate
Nancy's Seaside Restaurant and Bar, still
serving native Bahamian dishes and their
specialty is still seafood. And the Thursday
night grill introduced by Nancy is still an
Asked why the Seafood Fest was intro-
duced, sister Mercy responded, "The fam-
ily wanted to celebrate Nancy's life and
commemorate her passing."
social change. Friends has chosen the spiny
lobster as the focus of this campaign which
will take place over the next two years.
Friends has partnered with Rare, the
organization that has launched 125 similar
campaigns worldwide, all of which have
been successful. Rare aims to engage the
community to enforce regulations of the
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and adopt
sustainable fishing practices, increase lo-
cal stewardship and create new ones. Such
a campaign was launched here in the 80s
at which time the focus was on the Abaco
parrot. At this workshop they sought to de-
velop a campaign model.
Present for the discussion were those
agency heads who play a vital role in con-
servation affairs and fishermen who know
firsthand those things that are taking place
on Bahamian waters and are a threat to ma-
At the beginning of the workshop the
group identified those things they love
about the marine resources of The Baha-
mas. Some of the things mentioned includ-
ed tranquil clear seas, the food provided,
home for many sea animals and its overall
beauty. The group decided to focus on the
queen conch as well as the spiny lobster as
they believe that the threats to both are the
same. In the second session called the con-
sensus workshop, the particip;
vided into groups to determin
to the biodiversity of marine
The Bahamas. Those identified
of habitat, lack of enforcemen
legislation, lack of education,
The final session focused (
these threats. Once causes o
were identified, a web was
ants were di- determine if the direct threats and causes
ie the threats were linked to others identified. It was de-
resources in termined that there were similarities across
ed were loss the board. At the end of the workshop, in-
t, inadequate terested persons were asked to sign up to
and invasive take part in the continued development of
the Pride campaign. The next activity to
on causes of take place will be to distribute surveys to
If the threats the community to get their view on con-
designed to serving the marine resources on Abaco.
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The Abaco Pride Campaign held a workshop to get input from the public. They identified
threats to marine environment, then listed the causes of these threats. Shown here is a
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ty, Dr. Layman's students and Enzil Coo-
per, Education Officer with Friends of the
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groups of students learned about the man-
grove habitat and caught fish in which te-
lemetry tags were surgically implanted.
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to be tracked, thereby demonstrating "con-
nectivity" of the mangroves with other ma-
rine habitats as the fish move among them.
During each session students of primary
schools, high schools and all age schools
participated in the project. They were di-
vided into two groups, one group exploring
the mangroves, learning from Mr. Cooper
how to differentiate the various species of
mangroves and animals that live among
them, the second group catching fish in
the creek with Prof. Layman's graduate
student, Ms. Caroline Peyer. The exercise
was repeated with participating schools
during each day of the field trips.
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ng will follow fish to the
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then named. The whole process was re- restoration project for January 2010 and at
corded on video by Matthew McCoy from
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students who were unable to attend. ,i: K "
To make it more fun for the students, the
experiment will double as a race between
the participating schools. The prize for the
school with the fish that swims farthest
from its tagging location will be a half-day
fair including a live concert. The results
will be announced at the end of May.
Prof. Layman explained the experiment
during April 25th Earth Day Science Fair
stating that Florida International University
students, Caroline Peyer, Megan Ioli and
Susan Hurley, would be tracking the fish at
night when they are most likely to move.
Altogether approximately 40 fish have .
been tagged. Tracking is conducted with a Friends' education officer, Enzil Cooper, is exp,
special "hydrophone" that allows the exact the different species of mangroves and the varic
place and number of the tag to be deter- students caught snappers to have electonic tags
mined. Friends of The Environment will use their movement through the mangroves.
this exercise as a way to educate students as
to the importance of mangroves and other
coastal resources in The Bahamas.
Prof. Layman along with Friends of the
Environment was involved in the restora-
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Nurses Speak to High they will complete a supervised clinical in- in Marsh Harbour. The first day was for that they were very interested in the activi-
cho l Students ternship. The students were told about the grade 7-9 students and day two was for ties. Lastly, the students worked extremely
School StudentS excellent benefits of the program including grade 10-11 students. The theme for the hard and well together which proved to
By Samantha V. Evans the ability to work in various settings, trav- event was Looking Ahead Life Choices. him that they are maturing and learning to
On April 22nd and April 23rd the Nurse el to other islands and countries to work, The organizer and host of the event, Mr. be more responsible.
of the Year and other nurses from Nassau attend conferences for free and live for free Elmer Bongon, wanted the students to look Sorority Honors
were on Abaco to promote careers in nurs- once they are relocated to a Family Island responsibly at their future especially at
ing to high school students. Accompanying to work. what they would like to see happen. Two Abaco Students
them was nursing officer for Abaco Nurse To qualify for the nursing program, The activities were geared towards By Samantha V. Evans
Cumberbatch. The nurses explained to the students must have a 2.5 grade point aver- helping them make good choices early in Under the theme Excellence, Scholar-
students that once they decide to study age and maintain at least a 2.0 in general life. They were divided into four sessions: ship and Participation, approximately 40
nursing, they can do so free of charge at education classes and 2.5 in nursing classes self- awareness to help them learn more female students were honored by Alpha
the College of the Bahamas. throughout the program. about themselves especially Who Am I and Kappa Alpha Sorority nationally and two
Nursing is a field in demand in The Ba- The students were very receptive to this Where Am I Going. The second session of them hailed from Abaco schools. This
hamas, they were told, as care for the sick talk and a number of them expressed keen called count your blessings focused on ac- 31st Annual Scholarship Awards Presenta-
is always needed. The first three years they interest in this field. The nurses visited knowledging each day as being a blessing. tion was held on April 26th at Government
will attend classes and the last ten months Abaco Central High, S.C. Bootle High, The third session is Looking Ahead Life House in Nassau. The keynote speaker was
St. Francis de Sales, Choices which looks at their dreams, ob- Kay Forbes-Smith, who encouraged them
Forest Heights Acad- stacles and steps they can take to deal with to take the lead and to not let their circum-
emy, Agape Christian them. stances deter them from their goals. She
School, Wesley Col- Finally, they looked at Our Help to find told them to continue to be focused and
lege and Cyber Learn- those persons they can look to for help and level headed as they pursue their careers.
ing Center while on the how they can help. At the end of each ac- By recognizing the brightest female
island. This visit to the tivity, they shared their findings with each students each year, the sorority seeks to
schools was arranged other. Mr. Bongon stated that he was very encourage high academic standards and
by Sandy Edwards of pleased with the response from the stu-
the Department of Edu- dents. What was even more encouraging is Please see School Page 15
cation Abaco office.
High School T Auto Care Corner
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Friends of the Environment offered plants to schools to beau- May 1st high school
tify the school yards. Kelsey Altamura and Bronson Sands are students of St. Francis r e P6
holding the plant that Agape School was given that will con- de Sales School at-
tribute to the Million Tree campaign to plant one million trees tended a retreat held OoINsM -Sava
across The Bahamas by October 8th, 2009. at the Catholic Church
Fund Raising for Mike Malone
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More School News
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offers scholarship assistance to deserving
females towards college education. The
first honoree from Forest Heights is Vin-
ceia Coakley and the second honoree from
St. Francis de Sales is Whitney McIntosh.
Both students plan to become medical doc-
tors. The students had a full three days of
activities beginning April 24th when the
group made a courtesy call on Minister of
Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel, who en-
couraged the young ladies to embrace be-
ing female role models. Later that day they
had lunch with the President of the College
of The Bahamas.
On Saturday all girls took a general
knowledge exam to determine who will
win the $5,000 scholarship. The sorority
also had an essay competition around the
theme and the winner received a $1,000
scholarship. This money can be used at
any college of choice. Other awards giv-
en were for community service and most
outstanding Family Island student. Even
though Abaco didn't win any awards, the
honorees feel very honoured to have been
chosen to represent their school. Vinceia
Coakley stated that for future honorees she
would encourage them to study well for the
general knowledge exam and to improve
their social skills.
Third in Competition
By Samantha V. Evans
The National Nutrition Competition was
held in Nassau on April 24th at which time
70 students competed to win the speech
competition under the theme Eating Well
on a Tight Budget. The competition,
sponsored by the Ministry of Education's
Health and Nutrition section and Toast-
masters, was fierce but third place finisher
in the senior division, llth grader Joy Ar-
cher, stated that it was enjoyable and she
learned a great deal. This was the first time
that she participated in this competition,
and she is thankful for the experience and
exposure. She believes this competition
was important because many young people
are overweight. This information is good
to educate them on how to take care of
themselves so that they do not spend time
in hospital. This is the fifth year that this
competition has been held and St. Fran-
cis was the only Abaco School to enter.
Joy focused her essay on eating out versus
purchasing ingredients to cook at home to
prepare healthier meals.
The participants were encouraged to fol-
low the healthy guidelines that the Ministry
of Health and Education promotes. Also
taking part in the junior section of the com-
petition was grade eight student Adrianne
Kelly, who made it to the semi-finals.
Accompanying Joy to Nassau was Joy's
coach Samantha Duverny. She is disap-
pointed that her students were unable to
benefit from the free training sessions of-
fered by the Toastmasters in Nassau to
assist with presentation and delivery. She
encourages other Abaco schools to par-
ticipate because the Family Island schools
were poorly represented. Archer received
a trophy, a certificate, a digital camera and
a gift bag.
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Five Agape Teachers
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Education Abaco De-
partment has committed itself to ensuring
that its pre-school teachers have proper
documentation required for them to edu-
cate students at the beginning of their edu-
cational years. Beginning in August of last
year, pre-school teachers began training as
a part of the grandfathering program of-
fered by the Ministry of Education to en-
sure that they are adequately credentialed
to teach this grade level. In March of this
year, five of the teachers to complete this
program are employed with Agape Chris-
tian School in Marsh Harbour. They are
Brenda Bain, Margaret Burrows, Deborah
Carroll, Tanya Cartwright and Claudia
Williams. Principal Cecile Albury is very
grateful for the opportunity afforded her
teachers who would not have otherwise
been able to receive such certification.
IMOW students were homoured in Nassaul
Agape Takes Part
in Student Teaching
By Samantha V. Evans
In March of this year Agape Christian
School worked in conjunction with the
Northern Bahamas Branch of The College
of the Bahamas to assist with its student
teaching program by accommodating a
student in grade one. Mrs. Temeka Curry
was supervised by teacher Claire Marshall.
Principal Albury stated that the duo worked
well together as they made a good team. At
the end of her practical training, Temeka
was given a passing grade and remained
with Agape Christian School for the rest of
this school year.
Agape has new
By Samantha V. Evans
A new school board was elected for
Agape Christian School and its term be-
came effective April 2009. The board
members are now in the process of re-
vamping several areas of the school to take
what is working and make it better. They
plan to have a more vibrant renewed focus
especially in the area of their curriculum
to ensure that they are helping all students
to better prepare for work in the Bahamas
and to attend college. One area of added
focus will be in technical education prepa-
ration. They are looking forward to God's
guidance as they embark upon this new ap-
proach for the coming school years. The
names of the board members will be an-
nounced at a later date.
Agape held seccessful
By Samantha V. Evans
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school's major fund raiser for the school
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the school grounds came alive as teachers,
students, parents and supporters showed
up in a constant flow to support the event.
They had the coveted games of "pie in the
face" and "dunk a teacher in the booth"
which seem to always be favorites of the
Please see School Page 77
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sau on April 30th. They had the highest scores in our District on a National Literacy
Test. The students, Max Albury, Kalina Weatherford, Shania Sawyer and D.J. Bethel,
with their teacher, Mrs. Deanna Stecker, who traveled to Nassau with them to bring
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students. They had fun for the kids as well such as the
bouncing castle and face painting. Bahamian cuisine
was the food of choice as the conchy conch fritters and
conch salad are always a major hit with supporters.
They served snow cones and popcorn which were great
sellers as well. Cecile Albury extends a sincere thank
you to teachers and parents who worked hand in hand to
make this day a smashing success. The students worked
hard as well and she commends them for committing to
support the school's efforts. The event was held at the
school's upper campus.
Agape students participate in
Race to the Reef
By Samantha V. Evans
Race to the Reef kicked of on Earth Day April 22nd
at Camp Abaco. Two students from Agape Christian
School, Bronson Sands of grade 4 and Kelsey Alturma
of grade 5, took part in and enjoyed stomping through
the mangroves, catching and tagging fish.
The students also took part in the Earth Day Science
Fair held at New Vision and Bronson's science project
was on display. The focus was on turtles and how pol-
lution affects them. Dont6 Richard and Miller Albury
took part in the competition where their focus was on
the lionfish and its effect on The Bahamas. They had
a live lion fish swimming in a tank on display. They
placed first in the upper primary division.
Success College will
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By Samantha V. Evans
After much disappointment in the past with numerous
tertiary level institutions beginning programs on the is-
land and never completing them, Success Training Col-
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upon this venture over two years ago. However, after
Please see School Page 18
Agape Christian School competed in the Earth Day Science
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to school principal Cecile Albury. Each of
School From Page 17 them received at least one scholarship and Hope Tow n Readers' Circle
much speculation as to whether the school she is proud to say that they came from her
was serious about educating the populace school. One student is pursuing his pilot's hosted tw o EC C students
of Abaco, it is beginning its third year in degree, two law and the other psychology.
September 2009. Presently, the school has The fifth student will begin college this Jermey Sawyer and
two associate degree programs in Business September to study business. One student Valencia Duvra,
Administration running and is looking to from the second graduating class in 2004 students at Every
break into a third program of Computer In- completed all courses required to receive a Child Counts school
formation System or Accounts very soon. law degree and is preparing to sit the bar in Marsh Harbour,
Applicants for September 2009 can now exam. joined the Hope
submit application forms for the three flag- Heritage Education Town Readers' Cir
ship programs: Business Administration, funds c ll e cle weekly meeting to
Accounts, and Computer Information Sys- co ege share their writings
ts to Enid ite, Barara ill s o Preparing for your child's college edu- with Circle members.
ters to Enid White, Barbara Williams or .......
Samantha V. Evans. A special invitation cation is very important but many persons They are shown here
do not think about it until their child is in "with Audrey Malone,
is extended to all age groups and cultures.
grade twelve. Heritage Education Scholar- Poet Laureate of The
early as space for each class is limited. Ed- ship Fund is a sure and secure way to plan c Bahamas, who pre-
for your child's education from infancy. A sented the students
representative on Abaco recently complet- I with a copy of the
to take advantage of this wonderful oppor- ed the training to become an agent. This Hope Town Reader
unity to obtak e advantage of this wonderful oppor- educational savings plan is dedicated to the for their ECC school
i i advancement of higher education. To find library. Thanks to
Update on Agape out how you can get your child enrolled the support of Denis Knowles, Albury's Ferry and the Circle, seven students have at-
graduates contact Samantha Evans at 367-4013. Ms. tended Circle meetings this year.
By Samantha V. Evans Evans is a school counselor and assists stu-
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last year from Agape Christian School are She is now helping parents to plan for their
doing extremely well in college, according child's college education in advance. Congratulations
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Chamber Pesident addresses
heads of departments
Michael Albury, Presendent of the the point they are leaving. This could be
Abaco Chamber of Commerce, address a the beginning of a down hill spiral that will
monthly meeting of heads of departments. cause the unemployment rate to increase
He stressed the importance of getting and will have dire consequences on our
crime under control. Although the high economy.
rate of crime is upsetting to us, he pointed Mr. Albury urged the government of-
out that our visitors and second homeown- ficials to work with business people to
ers will not tolerate it. They have known understand and support each other. Com-
Abaco to be a safe place for them and for munication between the two groups is es-
their children. But they are getting upset to sential to a healthy community.
Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce addressed the heads of
department meeting earlier this year. He focused on crime and the impact it will have on
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Abaco wedding was featured
in a prestigious magazine
Hurricane season is approaching
The World Meteorological Organiza-
tion's Hurricane Committee has put out
a reminder of the impact global warming
can have on small island nations like the
The melting of the polar ice caps re-
sulting in a steady rise in sea levels
"should be of major concern" to Baha-
mians, said Arthur Rolle, Director of the
Department of Meteorology. He noted
that about 80 per cent of The Bahamas
is "slightly" above sea level. "Climate
warming and the melting of polar ice
means sea levels will rise and once that
happens our islands will experience a lot
of inundation," said Mr Rolle. "We have
to adapt through public awareness. For
example, as the sea level rises, there will
be a need to have homes built away from
The report also reminded Bahamians
that the hurricane seaons begins on June
1. "The Bahamas has learned its lessons
well in that the risks associated with tropi-
cal cyclones and other related hazards
along coastal areas could be greatly re-
duced through early warning systems and
emergency preparedness," said the Hon.
Phenton Neymour with the Ministry of
Environment. The national meteorologi-
cal service is developing a network of
meteorological surveillance that includes
automatic weather observations on 14 ma-
jor islands, an upper air station, lightning
data networks, a wave data buoy, a Dop-
pler weather radar and strategically placed
sea-level monitoring stations.
These are the happy friends of a bride who chose Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay
for her wedding. It was a splendid occasion that was featured in a American bride's
magazine, giving Abaco great coverage.
By Jennifer Hudson
The wedding of Kacy and Greg Erdelyi
of New York, New York, took place at the
beautiful Bahama Beach Club in Treasure
Cay and was recently selected by the pres-
tigious U.S. magazine Destination Wed-
dings and Honeymoons as The Wedding
of the Week. Over 100 guests joined Greg
and Kacy at the Bahama Beach Club for
their destination wedding which was a styl-
ish green and white affair.
Melinda Pinder of Buds N' Blooms in
Marsh Harbour, who provided the flow-
ers and decor for the event, was thrilled to
have been featured in the magazine article.
"I could not have been happier with our
florist, Melinda, who put together the most
beautiful green and white bouquets for me
and my bridesmaids," said Kacy. Melinda
used kale flowers along with white roses
and green tinged hydrangeas in the bou-
quets to give them a unique look and used
tall vases filled with shiny green apples
and small plates of limes to incorporate
green into the d6cor. "I love how the co-
lour green shone through in every detail
of my wedding," said Kacy. The white
wedding cake made by Gary Hudson was,
of course, decorated in green and Kacy's
many bridesmaids wore green.
Kacy and Greg told Destination Wed-
dings and Honeymoons, "We had searched
all over the Caribbean for a wedding venue
that was special to us yet affordable for our
guests." The Bahama Beach Club filled all
of their desires.
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sailing in the competitions held in george Town, Exuma,
each April He first began sailing there in 1975 as crew
aboardiThe Abaco. He bought the Abaco-built sloop, re-
conditionedherandrenamedhertRough Waters. He raced
her annually, winning the Prime Minister's Trophy in
1977. In 1980 he built a new boat, Abaco agge, and won
the Prime Minister's cup two consecutive years, 1981
and1982. TheAbaco Rgge went on to win the champion-
ship in1983 and1984.
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though he no longer actively participates.
However, the boat he built, the Abaco Rage,
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Abaco Chamber President meets with PM in Nassau
On May 5th President of the Abaco
Chamber of Commerce, Michael Albury,
was invited to meet with Prime Minister,
the Hon. Hubert Ingraham, at his Cabinet
Office in Nassau. Also present for this dis-
cussion was Minister of Works and Trans-
portation, the Hon. Neko Grant. The dis-
cussion focused on three issues: the Marsh
Harbour runway, a possible increase in
property tax for second homeowners and
crime. The Prime Minister was pleased to
meet with this organization that speaks for
most of the Abaco business community.
Mr. Albury led with the issue of the
Marsh Harbour airport runway. He relayed
how private and commercial aircraft have
been damaged and run a risk of further
damage on the current runway. He stated
that some private jets even refuse to use
the Marsh Harbour runway. Mr. Albury's
suggestion is that the new runway could
be used for daylight traffic. Min. Grant
responded that there were several reasons
why the new runway has not been opened.
The new runway has yet to be officially
charted and this costs around $169,000.
Additionally, there are other improvements
that must be made in order for it to be fully
Mr. Grant agreed to make a site visit
with the Director of Civil Aviation, Capt.
Pat Rolle on May 8. They will determine if
the old runway is still properly functioning
or if the new runway should be used before
The next issue concerned the rumors of a
possible increase in property tax for second
homeowners who are renting their proper-
ties. The Prime Minister stated unequivocal-
ly that he will make the decision on whether
there will be an increase and the amount of
that increase. He stated that whatever deci-
sion is made, it will be a positive response
with a compromise on both sides.
Prime Minister Ingraham further stated
that a public meeting will be organized for
the latter part of May. There will either
be two separate meetings or one meeting
to discuss the terminal building and tower
for the Marsh Harbour airport as well as
the new government complex for Central
The final issue raised by Mr. Albury was
the escalation of crime on Abaco and its
impact on businesses as well as everyday
Abaconians. The Prime Minister shared
his concerns and stated that he met with a
group of leaders of the Abaco community
during the previous week. He expressed
that government has renewed its efforts
to make a meaningful impact on crime in
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2009 marks the 10th
anniversary of the
The 10th Annual HMY Billfish Blast
on May 26-29 promises to be a milestone
to remember. It is considered to be one
of the most competitive fishing tourna-
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anticipated. Participants look forward
year after year to fun, camaraderie and
friendly, but fierce, competition. It will
be held at the Abaco Beach Resort. The
event also promises prime entertainment
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Tournament events and activities will
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May 15, 2009
Fund raising fair was for school bus
By Mirella Santillo
On May 1 Abaco Central High School
held a fund raising fair to aid in purchas-
ing a school bus to be used for field trips
or sports events. The school grounds were
bathed in a festive atmosphere. A miniature
golf course was set on one side of the front
yard with teachers and students practicing
their shots; a little farther away the bounc-
ing castle attracted a few amateurs. In the
A vendor's tent at the fund raising fair Aba
School offered a cool shady place to chat an
courtyard food tables manned by teach-
ers displayed an assortment of Bahamian
goodies. A table covered with little bags
full of candies was attended by teacher of
the year, Ms. Philippa Farrington. A bush
medicine table exhibited a variety of plants
such as breadfruit, strongback, citruses
and more. Students gathered in groups re-
laxing and talking, other students practiced
their dancing to the beat of the loud music
coming from loudspeakers. Parents came
and went. Junkanoo
artifacts adorned the
In spite of being
1 -well attended, the fair
"only brought enough
money to cover about
a third of the price of
the bus. It is too late in
the school year to orga-
nize more fund raising
events, but Principal
Vanessa James said
that more will definite-
ly take place during the
next school year, un-
less a generous sponsor
comes up with the bal-
ico Central High ance first.
To our knowledge this is the first time that Abaco has had a miniatrue golf course. It was
one of the attractions at the fund raising fair held at Abaco Central High School to raise
funds for a school bus. The fair goers enjoyed this new form of entertainment.
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Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 5 *Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Commercial & residential carpets
now in stock
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PRO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
Daily, Weekly or
elbow ca carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Mike Cornish 24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0092
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
The N.C. Gold Coast Bodybuilding
Championship was held on May 10 in
Hialeah, Florida. Arthur Elden, now in
his 49th year of competing in local and
international competitions, competed in
the Masters over 60 Division and won
the Heavyweight Division and the Over
60 Overall. Arthur's next show will be in
July, the Southern States in Fort Lauder-
Answer to puzzle on page 21
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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
Dozer Operator for Abaco Plant
All applicants should possess the following:
* A minimum of 3 years experience
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Must be able to operate D3, D5, D7 and D8
Backhoe Operator for Abaco Plant
All applicants should possess the following:
* A minimum of 3 years experience
* Must have a valid driver's license
* Must be able to operate both tracked and
Please fax resumes to
Human Resources Manager: 242-377-2193
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Ironing Services available. Please contact
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. Call 366-2053
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
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
17 cu. ft. fridge, almond color. $850 contact
367-3101 or 359-6247
Seeking part time experienced dependable
sailor for mate. Island Gal charters. Bahamian
only. Contact Capt Janet @ 577-0284 or janet@
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 366 00
 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.
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
23' Albury Brothers, CC, 2006, Yamaha
225 4-stroke w/65 hrs. Leaning post, dual
batts, Bimini top, dive ladder, bow cushions.
Excellent condition. Boat in Jensen Beach, FL
$44,900 Call Adam 954-873-3353 or adamr@
BOATS & MARINE 1~ITEMS~ i
26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
zo' Pursuit w/ twin zuu np Yamanas w/ alumi-
num trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700
26' Paramount Sports Fisherman 1998,
center console, will ride well with twin or
single engines. Hull only. Price $5000 ONO
Contact Rich's Boat Rentals Ph. 367-2742 or
27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $38,000 OBO
27' Hinterhoeller Sailboat, fully equipped,
solar panel, 26 HP Volvo, draft 4.5' Bimini,
full enclosure, autopilot, radar, chartplotter,
Bahamian registry, located AYS Green Turtle.
Revised price $12,000 Contact warrenjp@
28' Precision 28 cruising sailboat, 2000, berths
for 6, private aft cabin, Yanmar diesel, GPS, Bi-
mini, refrigeration, etc. Located in Hope Town.
Brand new mainsail, recent survey. Reduced to
$28,500 U.S. Don't let someone beat you to a
true bargain. (541) 535-1326
31' Sailing Cat, sleeps 7, Honda 45. $20,000
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
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
34' O'Day sailboat looking to exchange boat
use for slip use. HAVE BOAT NEED SLIP
HAVE BOAT NEED SLIP. Boat currently in
dry dock in Grand Bahama. mskrauska@gmail.
com or call Mark at 530-227-0155
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Want More Business
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can bring fast results
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Sea view home amid lush vegeta- This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 3/4
tion, with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and acres is an incredible offering includ-
easy dock and beach access, ing crown lease on the harbour.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596 $295,000. Ref. AS11145
MARSH HARBOUR GREAT GUANA CAY
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- treat with generator, tools, and utility
velopment with pool and beach, vehicle. Near the beach
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890 $349,000. Ref. AS10648
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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
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
$550,000. Ref. AS10808
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
BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. ft. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $125,000. AS11061
REDUCED! ELBOW CAY: 9,826 sq. ft. lot ideal as a homesite or for commercial
development. $90,000. AS11109
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community, Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
REDUCED! WALKING STICK WAY: 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to lux-
ury amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS1659
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. homesile 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 tile Sea
of Abaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731
SeaSalt, ELBOW CAY
This newly built. 1,600
sq. ft. residence featuring
3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
occupies an ample 5,595
sq. ft. omnesite with
panoramic ocean views.
Aunt Pat's Bay,
14,914 sq. ft. corner lot
with 35 ft. elevations and
amrazng views. Commu-
nity dockage. Nearby Tahiti
Beach and Hope Towvii
THE ABACO CLUB RITZ-
M I CARLTON, WINDING BAY
1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach. seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
Club [list minutes away.
GREAT GUANA CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
$150,850. Ref. AS11033
4 bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home
with dock pier, brand new decor, and
a spacious covered back porch.
$810,000. Ref. AS10917
Island Paradise Main
GREAT ABACO CLUB,
This luxurious waterfront
vacation estate includes a
5 bedroom residence and
two-4 bedroom cottages,
boat dockage, and pool.
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
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal key ocean view home with widow's
retirement home or vacation villa, walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $1,295,000. Ref. PS10700
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY
19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120
ft. of beach and foundation for a
2,600 sq. ft.. 4 bedroom home.
$695,000. Ref. ASi1144
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
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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