VOLUME 17, NUMBER 11 JUNE 1st, 2009
New airport terminal was topic of town forum
Contract was signed for private company to plan new terminal
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco has been poised for development
for many years so it is only fitting that the
island has a first class airport to accom-
modate the thousands of persons that visit
the island annually. On May 21 the Hon.
Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and
Aviation, was on Abaco for the final sign-
ing of contracts for the completion of the
new runway and that evening he along with
a delegation from his Ministry held a live
town forum at Bahamas Christian Network
television station to discuss the plans for
the new airport terminal and control tower.
The studio was open to accommodate 40
persons to make up the audience. Viewers
were able to phone the panelists.
The first presenter was the Minister who
gave statistics on the passenger traffic at
the airport. He stated that 170,966 persons
visited the island in 2006, 177,974 passen-
gers visited d in 2007 and in 2008 200,000
passengers landed. It is these figures that
justify the need for a new airport termi-
nal to replace the existing one that is only
3200 square feet which makes it grossly
inadequate. He further stated that the pro-
i town forum on a new terminal building and control tower for the Marsh Harbour International Airport was carried live on cable posed design when he became minister
)n May 21. The Hon. Neko Grant, second from left, brought representatives from the Vancouver Airport Services company with him was for a 14,000 square foot terminal, but
is he discussed government's commitment to plan the improvments to the airport. He signed a contract with the company earlier that he feels that the Abaco community pres-
av fnr nlannino the new )failities Th fnrum toonnk nlace in the studioin nofth Rahamar hristian Network lnocated in Dlundas Tiown ently needs a 23,800 square foot building.
Shown here is Bishop Lernis Cornish at the microphone asking a question. With Mr. Grant on the bench are Silbert Mills, left, owner
of Bahamas Christian Network, and Craig Richmond, right, CEO and president of Vancouver Airport Services.
Please see Forum Page 2
Road and sidewalk contracts Abaco attends Commonwealth
were signed for North Abaco Local Government Conference.
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to be done in North Abaco. The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Trans-
port, third from left, met with the contractors at the Court Room in Cooper's Town
for the signing ceremony. From left are Odel Cox, Bertram Cooper, Minister Grant,
Robert Edgecombe, Calvin Parker and Bahamas Hot Mix managing director Ebbi Saidi.
Mr. Edgecombe won the contract for the Cornish Avenue contract while Mr. Cox, Mr.
Cooper and Mr. Parker won contracts for sidewalks in Fire Road and Cooper's Town.
Bahamas Hot Mix was awarded the contract for paving and repairing 28 miles of road
in North Abaco. See story on page 10.
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Council members from Bahamian Family Islands attended and gained much knowledge
in how local government works in other countries. Shown here are Cubell Davis, Chief
Councillor for Central Abaco; Renardo Curry, Chairman of the Murphy Town Com-
mittee; Cay Mills, Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee; and Cephas Cooper,
Administrator for Central Abaco.
The fifth Commonwealth Local Gov-
ernment Conference 2009 was a four-day
event that started on May 11. Hosted
by the Government of The Bahamas,
the conference highlighted some of the
recent thinking and innovations in local
government. Participants heard about
good practices from many Common-
wealth countries and learned about suc-
cessful local government projects in other
areas of the world.
The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime
Minister of The Bahamas, opened the
Conference at the Our Lucaya Hotel on
Grand Bahama, welcoming more than
500 delegates to the island and giving his
Please see Conference
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Works Min. Grant holds live television forum
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However, his Ministry proposes to build a
38,000 square foot terminal that will meet
the needs of the community for the next 15
years or longer. He further stated that the
contract was signed earlier in the day with
Vancouver Airport Services for $150,000
to begin the preliminary work for the plan-
ning of the terminal.
Craig Richmond, CEO and president of
Vancouver Airport Services, spoke about
the terminal development plan for the Lyn-
den Pindling Airport in Nassau and gave a
brief overview of the work of Vancouver
Airport Services. He stated that his compa-
ny is prepared to share its project resources
in order to make this project a success. He
and his team have been in Nassau long
enough to know what Bahamians value
and how business works. As a result of
his company's many successful projects he
feels it can deliver quality service to Aba-
co. His company is about excellent service
and creating a friendly inviting atmosphere
that will make passengers feel welcome.
He stated that the Lynden Pindling Airport
will be a first class airport.
Additionally, he explained that his com-
pany's airport management is self-sustain-
ing as it does not receive any assistance
from the government. He showed photos
of the proposed airport in Nassau to give
Abaconians an idea of what their airport
could look like. The photos showed the
outside of the terminal building and the
landscaping, the inside of the terminals and
a picturesque photo of the airport at dusk.
Steward Sleeves, vice president of air-
port development, heads the project in
Nassau and will oversee the project on
Abaco as well. He spoke about the termi-
nal design and the steps that must be taken
before the construction of the terminal
can begin. Some of those considerations
are passenger forecast, site planning and
selection, facility design time line, termi-
nal design concept, budget and schedule.
He stated that his company is now enter-
ing phase three as it has already done the
evaluation of the present airport and the
passenger forecast. Within five years he
stated that the estimate of the annual pas-
senger arrivals to be 242,000, in 10 years
309,000 and in 15 years 376,000. The site
selection and design is expected to take six
weeks. He then discussed general airport
design and principles with those present in
the studio and the television audience.
He explained that the company will en-
sure that the airport is designed to meet
present and future demand, the staff will
consider the culture of the community to
ensure that it adequately represents what
Abaco is known for. It will be barrier free
so that it can accommodate the elderly and
disabled, it will use cost efficient materi-
als so that the airport can be maintained
effectively and it will have separate hold-
ing rooms for domestic and international
travelers. The actual construction of the
terminal is estimated to take a year and
a half. While the new building is being
constructed, residents and visitors will
continue using the existing terminal. The
new terminal will allow for expansion and
redundancy services will be put in place.
He explained the potential floor plan
which was very technical, showed pho-
tos of the potential building exterior, then
later opened the floor for comments and
discussion. He stated that soon the compa-
ny will meet with stakeholders to go over
plans so that drawings can be fine tuned.
Some of the stakeholders will include
Tourism, Water and Sewerage, BEC,
BTC, Customs and Immigration. The
live audience and viewing audience gave
suggestions and called in comments. Mr.
Sleeves told them that they can also email
comments and suggestions to permanent
Please see Forum Page 6
About 40 people were in attendance at the television studio to hear the presentation of
the Vancouver Airport Services company about a new terminal for the Marsh Harbour
International Airport. Tentative plans have been drawn for a 38,000 square foot building
that will be revised with input from government agencies and local people. The initial
planning will take several weeks. Contruction of the terminal building will take about a
year and a half but no comments were made about when money would be allocated for
its construction. The contracts that were signed earlier in the day with Vancouver Air-
port Services covered the planning stages only. The control tower will be a completely
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Vancouver firm will plan new airport terminal and tower
By Raymond Kongwa
The government has contracted Van-
couver Airport Services to design a new
terminal and control tower at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport. Public
Works and Transport Minister, the Hon.
Neko Grant, signed a contract for the work
with Craig Richmond during a signing cer-
emony held on May 21 at the Education
office in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Richmond is
the CEO and president of Nassau Airport
Development Company, a subsidiary of
Vancouver Airport Services.
Vancouver Airport Services of Brit-
ish Columbia, Canada, was one of three
companies that had been contracted to de-
sign a new a terminal under the Christie
administration. This company specializes
in airport planning and management and
is currently managing the Lynden Pindling
International Airport on New Providence.
Mr. Grant noted that the initial design
has been "revised after discussions with
the Ministry of Public Works and Trans-
port on the specific needs of a new termi-
nal at Marsh Harbour. This revised design
review has now formed the basis for the
proposal for the development of a design
concept," Mr. Grant explained. He de-
clined to give details about the contract.
The signing ceremony turned turbulent
when Dundas Town Chief Councillor Cay
Mills, during a question period, accused
Mr. Grant and the Ingraham administra-
tion of ignoring local landscape designers
by awarding a contract for planting grass
along the airport's new runway to a Grand
Mr. Grant and members of his team
who traveled to Abaco for the signing
maintained that the hydro-seeding tech-
nique being used for planting the grass at
the airport was a specialized process that
was not being used by local landscapers.
Minister inspects work on new runway
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, visited Abaco on May
21 to sign contracts in Marsh Harbour for the planning and designing of a new terminal
building and control tower at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The contract was
with the Vancouver Airport Services represented by Craig Richmond. Shown are Mr.
Grant and Mr. Richmond holding the contract surrounded by government officials from
Nassau and Abaco.
Min. Neko Grant inspected the progress being made at the Marsh Harbour airport on the
work that is required before the new runway can be in service for daylight use. The trees
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Min. Grant makes inspections on Elbow Cay
y in the day while Mr. Grant was of the seawall estimated to cost a total of
o c for signing contracts he visited $148 000 Mr Grant will discuss the situ- --~ 1 "td.
Hope Town on an invitation by that is-
land's Chief Councillor, Jeremy Sweeting.
Mr. Grant was shown an eroded seawall
at Sunshine Park. The park on the wa-
terfront of Hope Town harbour is where
freight boats unload their cargo that is then
trucked to various parts of the island. The
fill behind the wooden plank piling has
washed out. Mr. Sweeting and the two
Councillors from Elbow Cay, Lana Rus-
sell and Harold Malone, discussed the
situation with Mr. Grant. The Hope Town
District Council is willing to put $50,000
of its capital budget toward the rebuilding
ation with Cabinet but felt that Council's
offer will go a long way toward convincing
Cabinet to pay the remaining cost.
Mr. Grant and his group also inspected
the storm-damaged dune supporting the
road at White Sound. The original damage
was caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999
and further damage was caused by Hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. The
sand under the road is slowly being eroded
away. Mr. Grant will present the situation
to Cabinet and recommend that engineers
view the situation for recommendations.
The fill behind the sea wall at Sunshine Park in Hope Town is washed out. Minister Grant
inspected the situation while it was raining and will discuss a rebuilding of the seawall
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The road on the oceaan dune at White Sound, Elbow Cay, has had serious problems for
ten years and residents of the area are concerned that another hurricane could wash the
road out. This road is the only access by land to the southern part of the cay. Improving
the situation will take engineers to study varioius methods of stopping the erosion, any of
which will probably be an expensive repair.
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We view this newspaper as a window
to Abaco which is a very active island.
Coupled with its diverse activity is its ex-
tensive size, over 110 miles long. Then we
must consider that four towns are reached
by ferry boat only while two others are a
plane ride away. Keeping up with all of the
activity is a challenge.
Our job is to summarize this activity in
words and pictures to bring it to the pub-
lic's attention. The information includes
church, social, school, crime and news
items appealing to our residents and visi-
tors. Then there are various government
projects and resorts under construction to
report on. Now and then we tuck in a bit of
Abaco history. Mixed in are the activities
of various organizations that know their
activities are more important than anything
else and therefore need extensive expo-
sure. We do our best to condense, sort and
present this information.
As Abaco grows and government fa-
cilities expand to meet their obligations to
keep pace with Abaco's growth, we feel
obligated to keep our readers informed.
Opportunities for Abaco people are
presented in many forms, scholarship in-
formation for students, civic and environ-
mental involvement for those inclined,
employment opportunities and government
tenders for a variety of work. One opportu-
nity for our Abaco residents is bidding on
the occasional government tender.
Government tenders range from minor
requests by local government to multi-
million dollar jobs such as airport paving.
However, the public notice for central gov-
ernment jobs on Family Islands is usually
posted only in Nassau and not on the island
where the work is to be done. This presents
a major challenge for interested parties to
obtain information. We are not entirely
conversant with the tender and bid process
but believe that bids under $50,000 can be
accepted locally while projects in excess of
this amount must be submitted to Nassau
Government issues a public tender no-
tice that gives a very brief description of
the job. Interested persons must get the
package of tender documents which gives
the scope of work, qualifications required,
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insurance needed, detailed plans and other
information. The document package for
large projects typically costs $100 and is
available only in Nassau. This payment
helps to ensure that only serious and quali-
fied persons or companies get involved.
Persons or companies biding are often
required to show that they have the finan-
cial capability to do the work and that they
have the required equipment and techni-
cal expertise to accomplish the job com-
petently. Work is not always awarded to
the lowest bidder as many factors come
into play in awarding the bid. Expertise
and past performance often count heavily
in the final decision.
On the surface it seems to be a fairly
straight-forward process: tenders are post-
ed, interested parties decide if it is worth
investing $100 to learn more, those inter-
ested prepare and submit their bid and wait
for the public opening of the sealed bids.
Although the bids are opened in pub-
lic, the various components of each bid
must be analyzed, compared and weighed
against the others with consideration to the
anticipated final outcome of the completed
job. The winning bid might be the lowest
bid submitted, the highest or something in-
At the local government level tenders
are often requested for the mundane jobs
of maintaining the towns. Mowing the road
verges and collecting residential refuse are
two common jobs that are tendered each
year and decided locally.
The local government process in Marsh
Harbour for publicly posting the notice is
rather vague. Often it consists of a single
notice in a second floor window over the
Post Office. The notice may also be given
on the local Radio Abaco FM station one
or more times.
The larger projects are advertised in
the Nassau papers that are not widely read
on Abaco. Rarely will a notice for these
Abaco jobs be posted anywhere locally.
Examples of missed opportunities for gov-
ernment work follow.
Several years ago a contract for land
preparation for two refuse transfer sites
was awarded by the Ministry of Environ-
mental Health. A contractor from Andros
was given the work. One site is off the
Cherokee Road and the other is west of
the causeway connecting Little Abaco with
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the main island. Abaco first became aware
of this work when it was noticed that the
woods were being cleared. Apparently, it
was determined that Abaco did not have
the capability to clear the woods or other-
wise prepare these sites.
On January 26, 2009, BEC issued
a tender notice in the Nassau papers for
work to a fire pump located at the Marsh
Harbour power station. No known notice
was given on Abaco and the outcome is
In mid-May 2009 the Ministry of
Housing published a tender request in the
Nassau papers for various engineering
plans for utilities in Spring City as follow:
a) Engineering services for the design of
Roads and Drainage systems
b) Design an Electrical Distribution Sys-
c) Design Potable Water and Sewerage
The bid deadline was May 26, 2009.
We are unaware of any notice posted on
Abaco. We are aware of a qualified engi-
neer on Abaco who would have bid on the
electrical aspect had he known about it.
In early March we were notified in a
public meeting that a contract approaching
$400,000 was issued to a Freeport land-
scape company for "hydro seeding" the
verges of the new runway at the Marsh
Harbour airport. Initial government in-
quiries by those responsible determined
that no one on Abaco had the expertise or
equipment for this work. We have not seen
the specifications but believe that the job
involves the seeding of grass for 25 30
acres on both sides and ends of the new
Hydro seeding is the process of mixing
mulch and seed into a water-based slurry
in a large tank and spraying it onto the area
to be seeded. The subsequent spongy mat
keeps the seed in place and provides mois-
ture, nourishment and a growth medium
while the roots become established.
On March 25, 2009, BEC advertised
in Nassau for tenders for the Engineering
and Design of Transmission Circuits relat-
ed to the new power station at Wilson City.
We inquired of BEC why no notice was
given on Abaco and were told that no one
on Abaco was qualified to do this work.
Perhaps they are correct. However, there
at one of the local private practices here on
the island. To my shock and surprise dur-
ing my consultation with the doctor, I was
told that if I was living here, I needed to
introduce my entire family to the office and
ensure that ALL of my medical needs were
taken care of by his office. Otherwise, if
I had an emergency after hours, he would
NOT respond to my emergency. His exact
words were, "I am not prepared to be your
night and weekend doctor." Having left
the office in complete fear that something
would happen to one of my children, I im-
mediately started going to the office for all
of our needs.
After many years of attending his office,
I had the unfortunate situation of needing
emergency care for my three-year-old
daughter. It was about 5:30 p.m., (not late
at all). I tried calling the doctor's office
and got no response. I then called the doc-
tor's residence and got the doctor's wife,
who informed me that he was not home. I
told her that I needed help for my daugh-
ter. To my surprise, there was no care or
concern in her voice; she simply stated that
I should try to call the office number again
and listen to the answering machine. She
did not ask if it was a life or death situation
or any other questions, for that matter.
is an electrical engineer here who would
have liked the opportunity to submit a bid
and then let BEC decide if he was qualified
Our complaint to BEC brought the re-
sponse that future work would be posted
here when local capability existed.
In mid-May, 2009, BEC issued a ten-
der notice related to the new Wilson City
power plant for road grading and easement
clearing for transmission lines. No public
notice was known to be made on Abaco
although one heavy equipment operator
was personally notified of this work. We
contacted a second operator who was quite
interested and immediately went for more
It would appear that BEC was satisfied
that none of the Abaco heavy equipment
operators knew how to clear a right-of-way
or grade a road. Why can't government
corporations post their notices on Abaco as
well as New Providence? If our contractors
feel qualified, let them bid. If their bid is
competitive, BEC can them examine their
past performance, qualifications, equip-
ment and other factors and move forward.
No doubt there are other examples of
government projects for Abaco which have
not been advertised locally. Government's
obscure tender process is quite efficient at
The intention of seeking bids from mul-
tiple sources is to ensure that choices are
available and that government gets value
for the money spent. When local contrac-
tors are chosen, an element of local pride
is involved as the contractor must live with
his work and his neighbors. A shoddy job
would not sit well with his peers.
It is interesting that government often
compliments Abaco on its ability to ac-
complish and move forward. Abaco has
very competent people in a variety of busi-
nesses that could fulfill any contract they
sign. They should be given the opportunity
Posting tender notices locally requesting
bids for jobs should not be such an obscure
We can remember that 50 years ago it
was an Abaco company that built airports
and roads throughout the Family Islands.
We still have capable people. Government
needs to broaden its outlook.
Left with nothing else to do, I called the
office back and got instructions to dial an
emergency number. I got the ambulance
service on the phone and the operator told
me to go the government clinic for treat-
ment. My initial response was NO WAY
- my daughter was not going to be seen by
the government clinic. I realize now, to my
extreme embarrassment, that this was a very
prejudiced way of looking at the situation.
Even though I was hesitant, I had no
other alternative than to take my daughter
to the clinic. We were greeted at the clinic
after a short wait by a pleasant nurse. This
nurse DID NOT say she couldn't treat us
because we had never been there before; she
DID NOT say she couldn't treat us because
it was after hours; she gently and gracefully
attended to my scared daughter. The service
we got was equal to or better than the pri-
vate care we had previously received.
And now the best part after treat-
ment was completed I asked for my bill.
"There is no bill," the nurse replied. "The
services for your child (including antibiot-
ics) are all FREE!"
I cannot remember the last time I re-
Please see Letters Page 9
ttekfs to the ditok
The Abaconian Section A Page 9
_ 1Aohe kettef9 to the ditot
As a former Member of Parliament
for South Abaco for 15 years, I beg your
indulgence to make a few comments in
response to the many comments and let-
ters to the editor from the Bahamas Sea
Turtle Conservation Group.
I believe my record is clear on my con-
cern with regards to the protection and
conservation of our marine resources.
House records will reflect that I was the
first M.P. for government or opposition
to support the ban on longline fishing.
I also grew up in a Family Island com-
munity in the 40s and 50s to proud and
honest parents, my father being a farmer/
fisherman; my mother a very godly home-
maker. Together they raised 12 children.
Needless to say, I enjoyed many a meal
of stewed turtle, turtle steak, etc. at their
table. In those days, I also ate many turtle
eggs, which brings me to my first point.
If the government puts a total ban on
sea turtles, how do we police it? Let me
pause here to congratulate and thank the
Friends of the Environment leadership
here on Abaco for their many educational
programs in protecting our environment.
Now here are a few suggestions. Ban
the sale of turtle meat in our restaurants
and when we are doing that, we should
also ban the sale of crawfish in restau-
rants during the months of May, June and
July, leaving April so that the restaurants
can dispose of any extra they may have
purchased during the open season.
I have had the opportunity to visit the
Cayman Island turtle farm on two oc-
casions. The last just last month with a
family group of 13 which included five
of my darling grandchildren. This was
the highlight of their cruise. I ask why
not a similar farm in The Bahamas, in
particular Abaco, where we have many
creeks and blue holes. This could be a
major attraction for our tourists as well
as thousands of our children who may
never have the opportunity to visit the
Caymans. I know there would be those
who would be opposed to turtles in cap-
tivity. Yet there would be some of those
same protesters who have a parrot, para-
keet or some other bird stuck in cages,
or dogs that are taken hundreds of miles
by air or car in cages to compete at dog
shows. What about the millions of chick-
ens which have their throats slit every
day so that we may not go hungry.
Last point, I think that environmental-
ists would do well to get input from some
of our fishermen who share many of their
views regarding the protection of our ma-
rine resources rather than slam-dunking
them, accusing them of catching turtles
to sell to environmentalists.
I have slaughtered a few turtles in my
day (it was a part of our culture) and
slaughtering a 200 pound turtle is no easy
task. So I'm sure any fisherman would be
happy to collect $500 rather than butcher
Finally, to the Minister, in my humble
opinion, it is not my view that under these
difficult times when many of our Family
Islanders are struggling to put food on the
table, with no pork chops, steak or chick-
en in the freezer, these people should be
denied the right to take a turtle for their
Robert P. Sweeting
P.S. In response to the letter written
to the Editor in the May 18 Tribune,
comments about April Fool's Day. It's
wonderful that we have a government
where our letter writers feel free to make
comments and this brings me to another
point. I had the responsibility of Shadow
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
from 2002 to 2007 when we had to deal
with the Korean Fishing scandal. I don't
remember any support in that affair from
the Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation
group. At least, no one contacted me on
the matter. Just think what would have
happened to our turtles if the PLP would
have gotten away with that deal. Just
imagine our turtle flippers being shipped
to Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, etc. Yum!
A letter from our former MP
Letters From Page 8
ceived anything for free, much less good
medical care! Thank you to the Bahamian
government for being there for my daugh-
ter, when the doctor that I have paid so
much money to over the years could have
cared less about her well being! I wonder
what happened to the statement. "you must
attend my office regularly to expect emer-
gency care." I guess he forgot!
I have lived in both Nassau, and Florida
before coming to Abaco and never have I
experienced calling or paging my private
doctor or my kids' pediatricians and not re-
ceived a phone call back giving me advice
on what I should do. In my opinion, that's
what a doctor is supposed to do. If you are
not interested in being bothered by your
patients after hours, then you should seek
an alternative career choice. Doctors are
supposed to be caring and compassionate.
A concerned mother
Visitor is concerned
about boat thefts
To whom it may concern:
Having had my fishing boat stolen
Wednesday, literally 10 feet from my mo-
tor yacht, I am wondering what happens
when the criminals stop stealing boats. On
the day my boat was stolen, I heard from
locals that five boats had been stolen from
Marsh Harbor just last week. When they
stop stealing boats to smuggle drugs and
people, do the criminals start robbing from
the luxury boats around The Bahamas? If
so, the days of your tourism and fishing
are surely numbered. Your government
must do something or word will quickly
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spread to the states. Then when people
crimes start, no one will want to come to
the Bahamas. What a shame that will be
A concerned boating visitor
I love the Bahamas, Please do some-
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foreign fishing charters
This past winter here on Abaco the winds
blew steadily out of the north to northeast,
to east to southeast, gusting 20 to 25 knots,
making it difficult to get out on the open
ocean with any vessel less than 35 feet and
even larger vessels found it rough. Hence
fishing was sometimes limited to bottom
fishing in the shallow semi-protected areas
on the lee side of the islands.
On several occasions during this time I
noticed the same fairly large (50 foot) ves-
sel anchoring on my starboard quarter on
or near the same area I was bottom fishing
with my clients.
Only after reading past publications of
The Abaconian and seeing a North Abaco
fishing tournament publication did I sci-
entifically deduce or realize about these
two boats were operating business out of a
central location on Abaco, American reg-
istered, non-duty paid vessels publicly ad-
vertising, fishing, deep sea fishing, island
hopping and bottom fishing.
I realize my boat is only 30 feet, and I
don't know if I will be able to ever afford a
half million dollar 50-footer. Definitely, if
the government allows this or even encour-
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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2009
North Abaco residents
appreciative of road work
Inspired by conference, chief
councillor calls for autonomy
Steve Fedican, Chief Councillor for North Abaco, spoke at the signing of the contracts for
road work in North Abaco He thanked the Minister for having the work done as North
Abaconians have been wanting the repairs to be done for some time.
Road Work From Page 1
By Raymond Kongwa
Public Works and Transport Minis-
ter Neko Grant signed contracts for more
than $4 million worth of road and sidewalk
construction and reconstruction in North
Abaco. The contracts were signed during a
ceremony held at the Court Room in Coo-
per's Town on May 21.
The works to be completed include re-
construction of Cornish Avenue in Coo-
per's Town, reconstruction or resurfac-
ing of more than 28 miles of road in the
northern Abaco settlements between the
Treasure Cay airport and Crown Haven
and construction of sidewalks between
Fire Road and the Cooper's Town Primary
The contract for rebuilding the road-
way was awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix in
the amount of $3,667,040. Robert Edge-
combe, a local contractor, was awarded
the Cornish Avenue project in the amount
of $81,600 while Odel Cox, Calvin Parker
and Bertram Cooper, also local contrac-
tors, were awarded contracts for a total of
$330,930 for sidewalk construction.
"I want to congratulate all of the con-
tractors who were successful in their bids
to execute the projects as outlined," Mr.
Grant said during the signing. While noting
Bahamas Hot Mix and the local contrac-
tors are well known for doing high quality
work, Mr. Grant called on them to com-
plete the North Abaco works with the same
level of quality they are known for and to
do so in a timely fashion. All of the con-
tractors vowed to do so.
His team included Permanent Secretary
Colin Higgs, Acting Director of Works
Gordon Major, Chief Engineer Robert
Garraway and Undersecretary Nicole
By Raymond Kongwa
The Hope Town District Chief Council-
lor has called on Central Government to
consider granting local government dis-
tricts authority to collect revenue within
their administrative jurisdictions. "It's
definitely something to think about," said
Mr. Jeremy Sweeting. "The debate should
Mr. Sweeting's remarks were made dur-
ing an interview he gave The Abaconian on
his impression of the Commonwealth Local
Government Conference which he attended
in Freeport last month. "I found it interest-
ing to learn that in Jamaica and in a lot
of Commonwealth countries for that mat-
ter, they are allowed to collect a lot of the
taxes," Mr. Sweeting said. "In The Baha-
mas, unfortunately, local government can-
not collect taxes or generate any revenue.
We are strictly under funded from central
government and sometimes that handcuffs
our ability to properly bring service to our
towns," he continued.
He recommended the government con-
sider real property tax as a levy that local
government districts might collect. "If we
were given the autonomy to collect just the
real property tax in our districts," he said,
"even if the government didn't want to give
us the authority to keep all of the revenue"
both arms of government would still derive
more revenue than they currently do.
Foreign property owners in the Family
Islands pay real property tax but Baha-
mians are exempt. Mr. Sweeting said, "I
think the local government districts would
be on top of it and make sure that real mar-
ket value is adhered to." He said that if as
little as 30 percent of real property taxes
that would be collected by local govern-
ment districts were used by the districts
for capital development, the collection of
that levy and local governments ability to
support important capital works could be
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Cubell Davis, Chief Councillor for Central Aba-
co, and Renardo Curry, Chairman of the Murphy
Town Committee, were exposed to many new,
practical ideas that local government practioners
have found to be successful in other countries.
Administrator From Page 7
the Commonwealth and to learn about
some of their challenges."
Meanwhile, South Abaco District
Administrator Benjamin Pinder said
the conference allowed him to compare
the administration of local government
in The Bahamas to that of other coun-
tries. He said making the comparisons
gave him insight into some of the lim-
its of the Bahamians system. He gave
the difference in the local government
funding mechanisms between The Ba-
hamas and some other countries as an
example. "Here we are funded 100 per-
cent by Central Government," he said.
"In some other countries as little as ten
percent of their local government fund-
ing comes from Central Government."
He believed the conference would "help
us understand our horizons as far as local
government is concerned."
North Abaco District Administrator
Theophilus Cox said he learned at the
conference that in many countries the
caliber of people that offer themselves for
local government is very high. "I learned
that in some countries you have law-
yers and other highly skilled and trained
people in local government." He felt the
conference was well organized and was
proud that The Bahamas had played host.
By having had the conference in The
Bahamas, he said that it was likely that
more Bahamians working in local gov-
ernment would make use of the informa-
tion and resources that are provided by
the Commonwealth Local Government
Forum which put on the conference.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
opened the conference which was held
at the Lucaya Conference Center.
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designed 4 bed,4bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
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grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
"FinalApproach # 601 Recently renovated,
furnished canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5
bath private home on large property, 100' private dock,
4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Sandpiper"# 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. Adjacent lot also available. $2,357,000.
Trident House" #3 17-3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/fbeach fiont home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Ba 6M Newly
constructed, furnished i( canalfront home,
3,040 s/f under 1 up(i ie garage, 165' of dockage,
new boat lift. $1,495,000.
Palm Bay Harbourfront Home # 2 # 1071 3 bed, 3.5
bath new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home.
Private garage, private boat slip with 20' beam.
Fantastic panoramic water views.
FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,035,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 -3 bed, 2 bath single
storey, 1,550 s/fcanal front home, furnished, elevated
landscaped lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with
boat lift. PLUS 26' Glacier Bay vessel $950,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
"Just Off The Beach "# 1210 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently
upgraded, well maintained, enclosed yard, near to
beach. Exceptionally Priced at $295,000.
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newly built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f
tender roof, attached garage, 644 s/f covered/open
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 -3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo. Stunningly
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ocean views. $1,035,000.
"Cottages"#8-# 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath unfurnished
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Beach Villa # 691 # 1340 Charming2 bed, 2 bath,
1,036 s/f furnished "tum-key" villajust a 1 minute walk
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decorated, extremely well maintained. $520,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202- # 987-2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
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# 928 2bed, I bath 2 level uniL overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000
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Windward Beach -Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared
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Splendi d Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfiont parcel
with 106' ofbulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes
dock & dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities
available. Superb water views. $525,000.
WindwardBeach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay #422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large20,9' f canal parcel with
sea wall & 90'+deep wAt Fo dolphin pilings. All
utilities availaeRifBt1ic building lot, spectacular
water views Mjng Galleon Bay. $299,950.
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot # 1341 11,151
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BeachfrontLot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"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/fdecks/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' of water frontage, 160'
of lay-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 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700,
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath,3,100 sq. ft.
furnished waterfront home on Sea of Abaco. Includes
main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool &
dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f)& 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.
Boiling 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 Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
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June 1, 2009
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Central Abaco News
By Julian Lockhart
A number of speakers of Fidelity Bank
from New Providence as well as from Ab-
aco spoke about how to save money, the
kind of investments to look at purchasing
for the long haul and what an individual
should do in each stage of his life to prepare
for "building their ark" for retirement. The
seminar was held at New Vision Ministries
on May 15 and provided a number of self
Fidelity Bank president Gregory Bethel
said there are five key points in life when
Fidelity Financial held a seminar on fi-
nancial planning. The main speaker was
Fidelity Bank president Gregory Bethel,
right, from Nassau who gave very practical
advice suitable for any age person. Mrs.
Victoria Albury is the manager of Fidelity
Financial in Marsh Harbour.
it comes to money, earning ability and
building up a nest egg to live as comfort-
ably as possible when one's earning abil-
ity is diminished. It starts with how much
money one can make and keep, how much
knowledge one garners, who one has re-
lationships with, how healthy one is and
how much wisdom one has. He said all of
these factors play a role in whether a per-
son lives a comfortable life or whether they
are continuously struggling from paycheck
to paycheck. Investing money is even more
important at this time, especially for young
people just starting out, as it gives them
an opportunity to build up a portfolio and
gives them something to fall back on in
Mr. Bethel said everyone should be in-
vesting and what he means by that is taking
a little bit of money every time an individu-
al gets paid, putting it in a savings account,
letting that accumulate and then using that
money to buy an asset that will increase in
value and then be sold.
Abaco's Fidelity Financial manager
Victoria Albury has a number of invest-
ment plans for any individual from sav-
ing a couple of dollars a week to buying
property or stocks in a company. She said
this is a perfect time for young people who
have been employed for three or more
years with a reputable and stable company
to buy property as prices are dropping, and
they can finally get a good deal on Abaco.
She added that if anyone has the down pay-
ment for a property loan and can make
the monthly payments, then jump on the
opportunity now because land always ap-
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Mr. Bethel said, "Quick returns are not
what young people should be looking for.
They should be looking for small amounts
invested for long periods of time. Quick
returns are for people who need to go on
a very serious investment program because
they only have 10 tol5 years left to invest
and save. Young people need to start with
a regular savings account and after 18
months to two years they can build up to
a term deposit. After a term deposit they
can look at buying land or investing shares
in a company. There are different stages
of credit and I am not going to lend you
money until you go through the stages to
get there. If someone comes to me to buy a
Please see Central Page 13
Abaco has been receiving record amounts of rain for the past several weeks. The corner
between Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town is a area where the road gets flooded. A
drain was installed to drain the water off. But unfortunately, it was installed too high to
be effective so the corer still floods.
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house, but they have never taken out a loan
to buy a car or something, I will recom-
mend something else," he concluded.
One has to wonder if Abaconians are
in denial about the far reaching effects of
the global recession as the turn-out for the
free seminar on how to wade through this
recession by Fidelity Bank and the Money
Centre was barely attended.
Mrs. Albury said "I think we got some
quality attendees, but we definitely ex-
pected more. For a free self-help seminar
we would have expected a better turnout
for people to learn how to prepare for the
recession and to improve their financial
position. I don't think the recession has re-
ally touched Abaco quite enough yet for
people to be scrambling or panicking about
a recession. I don't even know they are in
denial and I think when it is going to hit
here is in November in the fourth quarter
when everyone is expecting the numbers to
go back up at that time. I don't think there
will be a season," she added.
Cycling Association vis-
ited Marsh Harbour again
By Mirella Santillo
On May 9th the New Providence Cy-
cling Association visited to Marsh Harbour
not for a bicycle race this time but for a
friendly visit "to give back to the commu-
nity of Marsh Harbour," explained one of
the members, Sylvia Russell. Five adults,
Barron Musgrove, Larry Russell and his
wife, Amanda Graham and Marlene Mo-
nuk, accompanied by some young mem-
bers of the cycling association junior de-
velopment program met at the Neem shop
in Marsh Harbour.
After a briefing on Neem trees and the
benefits of the Neem products by Daphne
de Gregory, the cycling association made
a presentation of two neem trees to stu-
dents representing Every Child Counts and
Agape Christian School.
The group then drove to the Neem Farm
for a day of fun and bonding. The owner of
the Neem Farm, Nick Miaoulis, gave them
a tour. There were food and drinks and
places to enjoy them in the shade. Some
visitors brought their bicycles for a ride on
Perhaps the next visit from the cycling
association will be for another cycle com-
petition in Marsh Harbour.
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco now has its first game club lo-
cated in the B & L Plaza upstairs. The
store opened in late February and propri-
etor, Michelle Thurston, explained that
they specialize in all games and accesso-
ries. They sell a variety of used and new
games, board games, PC games and card
games. They also carry video game ac-
Please see Central Page 16
Members of the New Providence Cyling Association of Nassau visited Abaco on May 9
to make donations of one neem tree each to Agape Christian School and Every Child
Counts. They hope to return for a cycling competition. The trees were presented by Bar-
ron Musgrove, president of the association.
The railings at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour had become badly damaged over
time. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee has placed them farther back so that vehicles
cannot bang into them. The work was done under the supervision of Mrs. Yvonne Kay.
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June 1, 2009
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AT BOAT HARBOUR
Entertainment Capital of the Abacos!
Pool Bar Every Tuesday
5:30 pm- 8 pm
S~ [G [00 Come and help us to celebrate and ac-
On the Beach Saturday, June 13th knowledge those persons and businesses
7 pm Reception Dinner at 8 pm in our Tourism Industry who have done so
Live entertainment by the much for us all as a Nation and Region
Show your support of the Abaco Friends Ml- @ @W@( @
of the Animals by joining us on the beach Anglers' Restaurant
for a night of dinner, live entertainment Every Thursday 7 pm until
and more. Tickets are on sale at the Front Join us for a great evening
Desk of the Abaco Beach Resort for $55
per person. Advanced, pre-paid reserva-
tions required by Friday, June 12, 2009. M[Tk@ M] [[ @
Please contact our Concierge for more At the Pool Bar Friday Nights
information, from 8:30 pm until
Live authentic Rake N' Scrape with
on ol-h ok)! T-Time and the Boys
Wednesday Sunday 6:30 pm until ...
Pool Bar Thursday- Saturday Angler's Restaurant
S12:30 pm 2:30 pm
12:30 Gs pel S y pm Every Sunday 1 pm 3 pm
Gospel Sunday *1pm 3 pm Featuring Stephen Colebrook and the
Enjoy the contemporary piano music and ee oleboo a
rich soulful vocals of the wonderful "Abaco Jubilee Singers"
Stephen Colebrook performing Join us for a great munch
With popular Gospel music
Pool Bar Monday Nights
starting at 8 pm
Come and show off your vocal talents
For more information on any of the upcoming events,
please contact our Concierge via telephone 367-2158 ext. 6021
To the General Public: We want to thank you for your continued support
and look forward to seeing you.
The Abaconian Section A Page 15
Dupuch Real Estate
Marsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
South Abaco seaside community.
.Homes built to withstand all weather
conditions and virtually maintainance
free. Electricity & water available.
SHomes starting at...............US$275,000
Offering beachfront, ocean view & hill-
Homesites starting at.........US$ 30,000
LI IILt NAKBUUK
This offering includes 14+ acres of
property situated on Little Harbour
Road with 335 ft. of sandy beach
frontage. Perched upon the hilltop this
cottage enjoys unparalled views of the
Atlantic. Just 1/3 mile north of the pres-
tigious Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
Near Pete's Pub & Cherokee Sound.
#13515 Price: $3.250.000
~-ble seaside commni. .Shos,
Traditional island living in a walka-
ble seaside community. Shops,
restaurants, marina, school and vol-
umes of green space.
#14018 Lots starting at: $120,000
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and
beach access. 1.34 acres. Minutes
from Pete's Pub and Winding Bay.
IT ^S- -
Multi-family unfinished duplex. Concrete
block construction. 2,464 sq. ft. total. Solid
structure. Good investment opportunity.
LI II LL NAKIUUK
3 bed, 2 bath harbour view home.
Spectacular 360 degree views of
Little Harbour & Sea of Abaco.
Private dock & harbour mooring.
#13494 Price: $490,000
LI I ILE t AKBUUK LUI
Fantastic hilltop lot with Atlantic &
Harbour views. Steps away from
beach. Flats fishing & deep sea fish-
ing. Dockage. Can be subdivided.
#13914 Price: $370,000
BAn1AMIA PALM 3IlUKIS
Lovely well maintained CBS home featur-
ing 3 bed, 2 bath, on corner lot, 90 x 150.
Enclosed & landscaped property with gar-
den. Great for pets.
#2837 Price: $350,000
2 + acres with 135 ft. of direct water
frontage on Little Harbour. Private,
gated access. Great views of Little
Harbour & Robinsons Bight.
#13827 Price: $495,000
q CASUARINA POINT
2 bed, 2 bath cottage, fully furnished.
Built in 2008. Great views, beach
access. All utilities, cable, etc.
#13821 Price: $299,000
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in sea
side community. Good elevations, gor-
geous Atlantic Ocean views. Utilities
#13544 Price: $295,000
Just under one acre of direct ocean
front property. Fantastic Atlantic
Ocean views. Good elevations.
Cleared & ready to build.
#13604 Price: $249,000
Beachfront DUPLEX. Fully furnished,
2 bed, 2 bath each side. Direct
Atlantic Ocean views. All utilities.
Fenced yard. Turnkey.
#2818 Price: $530,000
Great canal front homesite, lot 164 on
Falm Dr. Sea-walled, cleared and ready to
build. Owner financing possible.
TURTLE ROCKS ACREAGE MURPHY TOWNCOOPERS TOWN
148 ft. of shoreline, 728 ft. deep. Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
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Beautiful views. Phone, cable, elec- acres. Can be subdivided. Great c growth. Hilltop& waterfront Ideal for res-
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#13150 Price: $495,000 #13475 Price: $305,000 #13558 Price: $490,000
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June 1, 2009
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More Central Abaco News
Central From Page 13
cessories, comic books for girls and boys,
animated movies, martial arts DVDs and
many more popular games. All games are
sold reasonably and are comparable to US
prices. Children can also sell used elec-
tronic games to Live Wire and receive a
discount of their purchase. They also have
a gaming club that persons can join where
they can receive bonuses and discounts of
video game rentals and benefit from other
in store promotions. Gamers can also come
in and special order games which will take
approximately one week to arrive. Persons
looking for electronic game consoles for
WII, PSP-2-3, XBOX and XBOX 360 can
purchase them here as well. For more in-
formation call 454-8752 or visit the store:
Monday through Saturdays 9am-6pm.
Information Technology Center
By Samantha V. Evans
This center re-located in the Loyalist
Plaza next to BAIC in December of last
year due to the need for additional space.
Information Technology Center specializes
Please see Central Page 18
Airlift into Abaco was topic of meeting
Truck crashes through wall
A truck, out of control, smashed through the wall of the Western Auto Building early on
the morning of May 27. The truck stopped just inches from the building. The building is
owned by Johnnie Pinder, who is looking over the damage.
On May 16 a meeting was held at Abaco Beach Resort to discuss airlift into Abaco. Da-
vid Johnson, Deputy Director General, Business Development, from the Tourism office
in Nassau met with industry partners on Abaco in a fact-finding session to discuss the
challenges of increasing airlift while reducing the cost of air travel. The group presented
different strategies. The Tourism officials aksed hoteliers and resort persons to assemble
packages including room charges, meals and auxilary activities into a single price as an
incentive to bring in more visitors. The Nassau persons asked for more local statistics to
be amalgamated with information from other Family Islands for a more complete picture
of the current economic situation. Shown are Michael Albury of the Abaco Chamber of
Commerce; Bernadette Hall of Abaco's Tourism office; Jeritizan Outten, Director of
Tourism for the Northern Bahamas; Mannie Alexiou, owner of Abaco Beach Resort; Mr.
Johnson; and Tyrone Sawyer, Director for Airlift.
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A new gazebo has been constructed at the Union Jack dock in Marsh Harbour. This dock
is used extensively by our boating community as a convenient access to town and the
gazebo will add to boaters' comfort. Eventually it will have a bulletin board with maps
and other information to further serve our visitors.
* Exhaust Fans
Pipe and Fittings
* Track Lighting
* Exit Lights
* Emergency Lights
Craig Air Center has lowered our fares
to $275 each way.
Our fare is inclusive of all fees and taxes.
Please don't be fooled by companies that advertise
a lower price and then add taxes and fees on top of
their advertised fares.
We own and operate our own aircraft and are not
reliant on a third party to provide services to us.
Departs St. Augustine 9:30am Arrives Marsh Harbour 11:00am
Departs Marsh Harbour 1:00pm Arrives St. Augustine 2:30pm
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UwI poin... Cable Bahama gives very poor serivce
By Julian Lockhart
Cable Bahamas' monopoly in providing
cable services in The Bahamas is about to
expire at the end of this year and it couldn't
come at a better time. Hopefully, this will
force the company to provide better service
not only here on Abaco but on the other
Family Islands in The Bahamas.
The company stated that it is too expen-
sive to keep an office on Abaco on a con-
sistent basis because of rent. So to receive
service a consumer needs to call the New
Providence or Grand Bahama office and
wait for a technician to come by to do the
The hard part about that is they give you
a weekday appointment when people are
usually at work and state that the techni-
cian will show up between either 9 a.m.
and 12 noon or 1 to 5 p.m. So you have to
stay home to wait for a technician to call to
say they are on the way.
Sometimes these technicians get caught
up on other jobs and thus cannot make their
appointment that day and the consumer is
left with a wasted day waiting for someone
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to fix a service they pay for each month.
You could be calling for months for one
problem to be repaired before it is finally
fixed, and the entire time Cable Bahamas
is continuing to charge you each month for
the service you are currently not getting or
if you are, not properly.
Another problem when dealing with
Cable Bahamas is in terms of bill payment.
Your bill usually arrives late, and there is
no office located on Abaco where you can
pay your bill. Instead you have to go to a
bank to pay your cable bill. This takes days
before it is processed and Cable Bahamas
realizes your bill has been paid. However,
if your bill is late, you have to fax in a
copy of the payment to the bank just so the
company does not suspend your account or
to have it turn it back on.
This is from a company that is supposed
to be providing flawless service to the
Family Islands according to its agreement
with the government of The Bahamas. So
far Cable Bahamas has not lived up to all
of its promises when signing this exclusive
agreement to provide cable and Internet
service in The Bahamas.
It is still a slap in the face to Abaco-
nians, the third largest consumer market
for Cable Bahamas, that it does not have
a permanent office on Abaco and refuses
to maintain one on the island. There are
thousands of consumers for cable televi-
sion and internet service on the island and
yet Abaconians have to wait on service and
have to call another island just to get help
or questions answered.
It will not change unless locals continue
to voice their anger to the parent compa-
ny, letting them know how unsatisfactory
the current set-up is for them. Or until an-
other provider comes on stream and Cable
Bahamas realizes it now has competition,
which is always healthy for product im-
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have to step up its service level to its con-
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service level of Batelco and the Bahamas
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working, computer sales and services, and
computer accessories and games. Now that
they have relocated, owner Mr. Jermaine
Davis offers personal computer sales and
products which they did not offer before.
Davis also special orders computer based
products which usually takes three days to
arrive. Additionally, he sells computer sys-
tem packages that can be customized with
a printer and provides wireless equipment.
Finally, they offer full laptop repairs inclu-
sive of the screen. Mr. Davis is a trained
information systems consultant having been
in this line of business for over five years.
The store hours are Monday to Friday 9am-
5pm. The telephone contact is 367-0660.
By Samantha V. Evans
The name speaks to the high style
and fashionable shoes that this store of-
fers. Shoe Fetish opened the beginning of
March and specializes in all shoe styles,
heel heights and shoe widths. It sells casual
and name brand handbags and designer ac-
cessories from Guess, Tiffany and Co.,
and Chanel. Ladies can find scarves, belts,
sandals and Victoria Secret lotions, body
sprays and mists. All prices are compara-
ble with US prices. The shop will soon be
offering full apparel for men and children.
Foot Fetish is owned by Raquel Thurston
and is located in the B & L Plaza. It is
open Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. The phone contact is 475-1226.
Member of Parliament Edison Key and his wife are shown at the fund raising held on May
16 to raise money for the building fund of Kirk of the Pines, the Presbyterian Church in
Marsh Harbour. The building is under construction and is located near the Marsh Har-
bour airport round-about.
funds for Mike Malone
By Julian Lockhart
Hundreds of concerned Abaconians
came out in force to support the Mike
Malone Medical Fund Raiser and Steak-
out on May 22 at the BAIC Park in Marsh
Harbour. The Rotary Club of Abaco joined
forces with other groups to raise funds for
Mr. Malone, who has been hospitalized
since January to help pay the hundreds of
thousands of dollars his family still has to
pay. They sold 1,000 steak tickets at $15
a ticket, and because of the high demand
throughout the day, had to buy more steaks
for the number of walk-up customers.
Brian Thompson of Rotary said, "Mike
is our sitting president and we know that
the bills for Mike have been in the excess
of a million dollars. Yes, he has medi-
cal insurance; however, the family still
needs to come up with about 20 percent
co-payment. They owe over $250,000,
so we thought we put something on so
we could help allevi-
ate some of that bill for
his medical expenses.
Although Rotary has
taken the lead on this,
we do have some part-
ners who have helped
and other organizations
that Mike is passionate
about. His employer,
Abaco Hardware, the
Masonic Lodge and the
Scurvy Few, and it is
just amazing how ev-
erybody loves Mike,"
Besides the steak Chairman of the
dinners sold, there Thompson III, le
were hotdogs and ham- son, acting presi
burgers, drinks, conch fund. Mr. Malon
fritters and bouncy cas- inception in 199(
tie and games for the children.
As long time member and president
of Rotary, Mr. Malone was usually the
person on the other end of the spectrum
helping local Abaconians who were in dire
need through fund raisers and giving back
with time and money.
The event was also blessed as it rained
the majority of the week and it looked as if
the skies would open throughout the day,
but the rain stayed away and allowed the
organizers to have a smooth day of dry
Mr. Thompson said, "I am very im-
pressed with the turnout. Yesterday (Fri-
day) it was a little dicey because of the rain,
and we are so happy that everybody prayed
hard for the rain to go away. The turnout
has been excellent and we will even have
more people out later in the afternoon. It
definitely seems as if the community does
really love Mike. This proves that the Ab-
Please see Central Page 79
e Marsh Harbour Town Committee, Roscoe
eft, is presenting a donation to Bryon Thomp-
dent of the Rotary Club, for the Mike Malone
e was very active in local government from its
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aco community can come together and sup-
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pension plan to Abaco
By Raymond Kongwa
A pension plan launched in New Provi-
dence in January as a joint partnership
between the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and Royal Fidelity investment bank
has been extended to Abaco Chamber of
Commerce members. Representatives of
Fidelity and the Abaco Chamber officially
introduced the plan in Marsh Harbour on
May 22 during a seminar held at the New
Vision Ministries conference center.
The plan, which is administered by
Royal Fidelity, allows employees to make
monthly savings into a customized pension
fund. The money can then be matched by
an equal amount placed into the fund by the
employer on the employee's behalf.
Representing the Abaco Chamber, Mrs.
Simmone Bowe said the organization was
happy to be a part of a plan that was geared
toward "helping employees to be better fi-
Fidelity President Michael Anderson ex-
plained that the plan was flexible, offering
five different investment funds from which
participants could choose to invest their
pension contributions. He stressed that
the sooner a person began saving toward
retirement the greater return they could
receive on their investment. "You will
be surprised at how investing even small
amounts over a long period of time will
accumulate to a large amount. The longer
you are able to have your money and your
employer's money earning more money,
which is typically referred to as the 'Power
of Compounding,' the more you are going
to have," Mr. Anderson said.
He continued, "For example, if you
start investing $100 per month at age 20
and your employer matches with a $100
per month and you generate an annual re-
turn on your investment of eight percent,
by the time you retire at age 65, you will
have saved $927,000. If you wait 15 years
to start investing the same $200 per month
at age 35 and generate the same eight
percent return, the amount you will have
saved reduces to only $272,000.
For companies that may be interested
in the plan for its employees but are not
currently members of the Abaco Chamber,
a special membership in the Chamber is
Many individuals and groups helped with the fund raising for Mike Malone. Here Lee
Pinder is selling sweet treats. The entire island has responded to assist with the high
medical bills that are not paid by insurance.
Fidelity Financial is providing a pension plan for businesses through the Abaco Cham-
ber of Commerce. On May 27 the company made a presentation to Chamber members.
Shown here is Michael Anderson, President of Royal Fidelity from Nassau, explaining
the program. At the head table are Victoria Albury, manager of the office in Marsh Har-
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The funeral service for Hilton "Spy"
Davis, 54, formerly of Murphy Town was
held on May 16 in Freeport, Grand Baha-
ma. Interment was also on Grand Bahama.
He is survived by his adopted daughter
Natasha Davis; father Benjamin B. Davis;
brothers Joseph and Silvin Davis; sisters
Sandra McKenzie, Helen Forbes, Joy and
Cecile Davis; adopted sister Mavis Woods;
aunts Verlta Davis, Willimae Dawkins,
Lorraine Farrington, Arementa McKenzie,
Beverly Davis, Inez and Elise Knowles;
uncles Hershel Davis, Leonard Knowles,
George McKenzie and Benjamin Dawkins;
nieces Grethel and Tiffany Davis, Franc-
esca Forbes, Keisha and Christine Davis,
Sable Cox, Brittany Davis, Lasaha McK-
enzie, Kimberly Davis, Schumir McKen-
zie and Leanne Woodside; nephews Rudy,
Topedo, Dennis, Tyrone and Silvin Da-
vis Jr., Richard Cox Jr., Denard Forbes
and Tyler Humes; brothers-in-law Sterlin
McKenzie and Sherman Forbes; sister-
in-law Addie Davis; cousins Ida Swain,
Kenneth Knowles, Lena Ferguson, Leta
Dames, Fritz Bootle, Doriline Rolle, Judy
Dawkins, Roswell, George and Basil Will-
more, Hendley and Dikey, Emma, Millie
and Rochelle Dawkins, Owenta McDon-
ald, Herbert, Danny and Foster Knowles,
Gwen Carey, Misty Davis, Keith, Kendal,
Kirk, and Leonard Jr., Tamera Moss, Tri-
nette Martin, Barbara Thurston, Porshca
Rolle, Phillip, Davis, Michael and Pleas-
ant Dawkins, Genevieve Simms, Pastor
Stephen Knowles and Judith and many
other relatives and friends.
Coly Thomas Albert Rees, 55, of Ba-
hama Palm Shores, passed away in Nassau
on May 11 after a sudden illness.
He was the son of the late Colyn L. Rees
and Helen E.I. Rees. He is survived by
his loving wife Melanie Rees; sons Da-
vid Jonathan Rees and Christopher Colyn
Rees; brothers Robert Alday Rees and
William James Alexander Rees and their
wives Kimberly Yvette Rees and Donna
Elizabeth Rees; in-laws John and Gwen
Johnson, Penny Sharman and Francine
Winkley, Lorraine and Guillermo Huamali
and Archie and Michele Varga; nieces and
nephews Adam and Emily Rees, James
Rees II and Michelle Rees, Stephanie and
Kayla Johnson, Kyle and Caitlin Sharman,
Max Winkley, Nicholas and Chantel Varga
and Conner, Jarred and Tatianna Huamali;
very special friends Albert and Jackie Al-
bury and Patricia May Albury.
The family would like to thank his many
friends who gave so much support during
his short illness.
A memorial service will be held in Ab-
aco at a later date.
Instead of flowers the family request
that donations may be made in Colyn's
memory to Bahamas Air Sea Rescue
(BASRA), PO Box SS 6248, Nassau or
to the Bahamas Humane Society, PO Box
Ossita Joseph Lucane, 49, of Marsh
Harbour died on May 22. She is survived
by her husband Ronald Lucane; mother
Macilia Shefrere; father Oxgene Joseph;
brothers Timason, Gerson, Eligene, Lam-
er, Gilbert and William; sisters St. Elen,
Julia, Albert, Marie, Maprelha, Oliana,
Leonie and Mary Chantel; daughters Lisa
Gustave, Annastacia Fenelon, Kathleen
Joseph, Shedline Major, Rose Louis,
Malena Jean Louis and Nakeisha Charles;
sons McKenzie Gustave, Judner Joesph
and Reshard Charles; nieces and nephews;
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The funeral service for Jerelene Chris-
tina Cooper, 82, formerly of Cooper's
Town was held on May 23 on Grand Baha-
ma. Interment was also on Grand Bahama.
She is survived by her children Victoria
Jordine, Leo Cooper, Pastor Dudley Coo-
per, Rosemary (Joy) McIntosh and Lillian
Cooper; grandchildren Verona, Craig,
Avril and David Jordine, Lashanda Coo-
per, Dudley Jr., Asher, Jephtae, Elijah,
Esther and Lydia Cooper, Justin Feaster,
Alvareze and Evanka Roxbury, Faye Coo-
per, Renardo Smith, Vieto Pinder and
Marcus Cooper; great-grandchildren Da-
mian, Jordan, Donald and Shadria Wil-
liams, Aarion Rodgers, Quintina Bonaby,
Devonia Albury, Alexander and Jerico
Smith, Amado and Ayden Stubbs, Vernika
and Shirlin Jordine; sons-in-laws Vernal
Jordine and Neville McIntosh; daughters-
in-law Barbara Cooper and Etta Cooper;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Mayricka
"Cakka" "Bouncer" Flowers, 51, of
Sandy Point was held on May 23 at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point. Offi-
ciating was Rev. Napolean Roberts. Inter-
ment followed in the Sandy Point Public
She is survived by her adopted daugh-
ter/niece Chriselda Tieksi Flowers; broth-
ers Percy, Floyd and Clifford Burrows,
Ernest, Lawrance, Hamilton and Dash-
well Flowers; five sisters Francilla Bur-
rows, Elvere Clarke, Elverner St. Luce
and Roselda Bonniei, O'Brien and Ettamae
Swain; adopted sisters Mavis McKinney
and Keva Dean, Elsie, Gardenia Fox;
brothers-in-law Whitney Clarke and Chris-
topher O'Brien; sisters-in-law Elsiemae
Burrows, Lena Burrows, Muriel Burrows
and Ruth Flowers; aunt Daisy Johnson;
nephews Godfrey, Wesley, Ferdinand,
Kendal, Randolph, Cleatus, Lowell and
Emery Burrows, Cassinova O'Brien, Dan-
iel and Kendrick Weech, Lavada Clarke,
Bradley Walks, Mick Davis, Wendel Stu-
art and EJ; nieces Teika, Tiffany, Law-
ricka Flowers, Cotisha Hanna, Starlene,
Raffaleta, Pamela, Kim and Miranda Bur-
rows, Christine Barr McGlory, Margo
Burrows, Olivia Moss, Paula Symonette,
Oeisha Roberts, Sonya, Ernestine Light-
boum, Samantha Mather, Raquel Russell,
Anissa, Valeka Sweeting, Shamell Weech
and Olivia Burrows; nephews-in-law Sin-
tenie Greene, Al Russell, Jason Roberts,
David Lightbourn and Sandy; nieces-in-
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and Carolyn; grandnephews Donte, Keon,
Percy Leary, Frederick, Wesley Jr. Neko,
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Melbourne Jr., Quinton, Harold, Lameko,
Randolph Jr., Renaj, Leon, Scotty, Otis
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South Abaco News
By Lee Pinder
Fund Raiser for Una Albury
On June 6 the community of Cherokee
Sound will come together for a fund raiser
to assist in medical expenses for Una Al-
bury, who is presently at the Cancer Clinic
in Nassau taking treatments. You will soon
be asked to help. and we hope you will do
whatever you can. We just never know
when it may be our turn, and we will need
others to lend a helping hand.
Trip to New Providence
On April 30th some of our students
made a trip to the capital on New Provi-
dence to receive an award. Also traveling
from Abaco were students from Man-O-
War Grade 3, parents and teachers, Mrs.
Lenora Black, District Education Officer,
and Ms. Felamease Sawyer. The group got
an early start and upon arriving in Nas-
sau went straight to the Church of God of
It is a large church with many beautiful
stained glass windows. Many schools were
The students of the Cherokee Sound Primary
through town dressed as favorite characters
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all looking very smart in their uniforms.
The awards were presented to the various
students and teachers by the Minister of
Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel. Chero-
kee Primary School received the awards
for the school year 2007-2008. Our grade
5 (then) was Dre Hepburn and our grade
4 (then) Tiffany Albury and Jesica Weath-
erford achieved the highest scores in their
grades in the Rigby Read Exam, a literary
exam, in the district of Abaco out of the
whole Bahamas our Grade 4 and 5 scored
highest! Congratulations, students!
Race To The Reef
Abaco schools participated in a Friends
of the Environment project entitled Race
to the Reef wherein the students tagged
two grey snappers with homing devices.
The students tracked their particular fish
for a certain amount of time. The proj-
ect was set up to prove that the fish move
from mangroves to the reefs, and that both
environments are important to the devel-
opment of our local sea life.
Donovan Hepburn and Julie Weather-
ford represented Cherokee Primary School
in the competition and named their speci-
men "Fishie" and came
in third overall. As
winners in the project
they won a brand new
DVD player for their
had a car wash on May
16 and raised enough
money to pay for one
of the airline tickets
for the school's Nassau
School paraded trip last month. Ms.
from their story Lowe said the students
were planning other
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By Mirella Santillo
Approximately 25 people from the Aba-
co Club at Winding Bay joined forces with
residents of Cherokee Sound and Little
Harbour in an effort to rid the road leading
to the resort and the settlement of garbage
Early on May 16th a group consisting
of the Abaco Club's personnel started at
the junction of Cherokee Road and Capt.
Earnest Dean Highway and met on their
way back with the residents of Cherokee
who had started at the settlement. Vehicles
were loaded with close to 60 bags of trash
that were taken back to the resort to be dis-
posed of. At the end of the exercise which
ended close to lunch time, the volunteers
were invited to partake in a luncheon,
compliments of the Abaco Club.
According to Mr. Armando Gladiola,
Director of Operations at the Abaco Club,
the trash consisted mainly of beer bottles
and styrofoam containers as well as a few
The resort is regularly involved in com-
munity service and beautification proj-
ects. Members of the staff were recently
involved in the two Hole-in-the-Wall
lighthouse clean-ups. The club's execu-
tives have announced the commitment of
the resort to restore one of the buildings
which is part of the lighthouse compound.
The Abaco Club adopted the round-about
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completely re-landscaped it.
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North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Throughout the world people celebrate
the person who is described as priceless a
mother. Mother's Day is set aside to re-
flect on the sacrifices and endless efforts
that are made daily by mothers, a day when
children say thank you to the person that
carried them, then giving birth to them.
Throughout North Abaco residents paid
tributes to their mothers. For many the day
included attending church with their moth-
ers, continuing with specially planned fam-
ily functions. Many mothers were honored
at their local churches and presented with
gifts and accolades. Some churches hosted
special banquets and socials to celebrate
Beach Party raises funds
The wait is finally over and the time
has arrived for the North Abaco Summer
Festival and Power Boat Race committee
to launch its series of holiday beach par-
ties. The first one will be held on June 5th,
Labour Day, at the Treasure Cay public
beach. There will be lots of food, music,
entertainment and fun beginning at noon.
The atmosphere is wholesome for the fam-
ily and all are invited to attend. The beach
parties are held to defray the costs that the
committee encounters in hosting the annual
summer festival and have become very
popular and successful. The committee is
looking forward to having you join them
for a fun-filled day of entertainment and
Abaco Day on
The North Abaco Summer Festival
Committee took its fund raising on the road
by hosting a beach party on Taino Beach
on Grand Bahama under the theme Abaco
Day. The committee had a fun-filled day
planned and those who attended were not
disappointed. Traveling to Grand Bahama
with the committee was the New Entry
Band that put on a performance beyond all
expectation. Many people gathered to sup-
port the efforts of the committee. Lots of
prizes and surprises were given out and the
day was well enjoyed by all. The commit-
tee has dubbed this fund raiser a success.
Nutrition for Life
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Every two weeks nutritionist Dr. Mary
McCartney travels to Abaco to help people
with weight problems. With over 10 years
of experience she can coach you back to a
healthier life. Dr. McCartney's programs
are designed especially for you based on
your body needs and assessment. Her ser-
vices are friendly, reliable and informative.
She and her team can get you on the road to
a better you. Dr. McCartney believes that
time has come for us to take charge of our
health and become more responsible for
our bodies. There are also plans for chil-
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Exercise Club will host a three-mile run on
June 6th. The run will begin at 7 a.m. at
the Treasure Cay Shopping Center and end
at Full Gospel Assembly. Group leader
Glendina Mills is inviting the public to join
them as the walk to good health. This event
will be followed by a fun day and will end
the 100-day challenge that was hosted by
Fair was a success
The Cooper's Town and Fire Road
Homecoming Committee held a fair on
May 16th at the Hubert Ingraham Park
to raise fund for this year's homecom-
ing. There were lots of scrumptious meals
on sale and entertainment. The fair was
dubbed a success and brought organizers a
step closer to achieving their goal.
Mount Hope Summer Festival
The inaugural Mount Hope Summer
festival will be held June 4th-7th at that
community's park. The festival promises
to be one that you don't want to miss. With
family in mind the committee has planned
a weekend of fun and adventure. The festi-
val will include fashion shows, table game
tournaments, conch cracking, basketball
and volley ball tournaments and much
more. The festival will kick off on June
4th with a service of thanksgiving and will
climax on June 7th with a gospel explo-
sion. The committee is inviting the public
to celebrate with them as they launch this
explosive event. Bring your family and
your friends to the Mount Hope Summer
No Excuse for Abuse
A special assembly was held at S.C.
Bootle High School on May 4th under the
theme No Excuse for Abuse. The event was
taped by Bahamas Christian Network. Ms.
K Gibbs from Social Services was the spe-
cial guest speaker. The program included
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The graduating students of S. C. Bootle High School performed at their Baccalaureate
Service held at the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's Town. Their graduation will be
on June 12 at Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay.
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North From Page 22 ed the challenge to bring out the best in High School along with parents and teach- their parents proud for all the sacrifices
every child. These people we call teachers. ers celebrated its Baccalaureate Church they have made in their lives.
special singing, spiritual dancing, skits, The week of May 18th-22nd throughout Service at the Church of God Cathedral in Administrator for the North, Theophi-
poetry reading, along with a melodious se- The Bahamas was observed as Teachers Cooper's Town recently. Students, dressed lus Cox, Principal Huel Moss and Senior
lection by a recorder group, a song tribute Appreciation Week. The communities of smartly in their uniforms, worshipped for Master Kevin Hepburn also brought brief
to mothers by the popular Facility Manage- North Abaco thank all the teachers de- the last time as a class; and even blessed remarks.
ment Team, a gospel rap presentation by ployed throughout the various settlements the congregation with a hymn. Report Card Day
Devon Cooper and "step dance" selection for the work that they are doing. Happy Host Pastor, Bishop Archilus Cooper, National Report Card Day will be held
by Da S.C. Bootle Steppas group. Zacha- Teachers Appreciation Week 2009! addressed the graduating students on the throughout the Commonwealth of the Ba-
riah Bassett and Roseanna Parker brought In observation of Teacher's Apprecia- theme Unlock Success with Endurance, hamas on June 18th. Parents are encourage
the house down with their dance rendition tion Week, the PTA of S.C. Bootle High Reach your Dreams Through Persever- to visit their children's schools in North
of Pull Your Pants Up Boy by Christian School showered the entire staff with gifts ance. Bishop Cooper focused on three Abaco to collect their report cards. Admin-
Massive. It was a fun and entertaining of fruit baskets, food and drink to show words Dream, Endurance and Persever- istrative staffs are requesting that all par-
event for all. their appreciation for what they do for their ance. He told the students to dream big ents make a special effort to discuss their
In their remarks both Ms. Gibbs and children. It is not very often that teachers and to pursue their dreams. Endurance, child's school year with their teachers to
Principal Huel Moss reminded students not are given thanks for what they do in help- he said, means that you may have to put prepare them for next year. For further in-
to lose focus on the basic theme of all the ing to shape the future of our country. up with a lot of hardships on your way to formation, parents can contact their child's
items; and that is, we must report and stamp The teachers were very thankful for the your dream. He concluded with persever- school.
out abuse in our communities and country. thoughtful gesture made by the school's ance to which he recited a few verses from Pleasesee North Page24
With abuse on the increase throughout the PTA. the popular poem sung by Phil Stubbs. He
country, the Department of Social Services Graduations ended by admonishing students to make
is using the month to promote speaking out The most anticipated time of students
against all kinds of abuse. enrolled in any educational institution is on
Congratulations! us once again and anxious graduates are
The S.C. Bootle High soccer team tray- now preparing for the next chapter in their
eled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, over lives. The month of June is graduation
the weekend of May 15 and played two months in North Abaco and the graduates
matches, one against St. Georges School are looking forward to having their friends
and one against a mixed-team. The Dy- and family join them at their graduations.
namic Dolphins of North Abaco won both Graduation ceremonies in the northern
matches with identical 4-0 scores. Coaches district are as follows:
Jose Torres and Lyndon Scott were very Fox Town Primary School June 10th at
pleased with the play and discipline of the 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church
young men. The skill level, enthusiasm and Cooper's Town Primary School June
experience they have gained should help l1th at 6:30 p.m. at Revival Time Pente-
them move to the next level next school costal Church
year. Hats off to the coaches and students Sherlin Bootle High School June 12th
for their hard work and dedication. They at 10 a.m. at Full Gospel Assembly
have made their communities very proud. Sherlin Bootle Annual
Happy Teachers Appreciation Baccalaureate Service
A special group of professionals accept- The 2009 graduating class of S.C. Bootle During Teacher Appreciatioin Week the PTA of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's
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Women in Ministry Conference
Members of the Women's Ministry
of End Time Harvest invite the public to
join them for their 12th Annual Women's
Ministry Conference. Under the theme
Change, women will to seek a message of
God. Guest speakers include Evangelist
Dawkins of Zion Baptist, Minister Chris-
tine Curry of New Hope, Lady Carmen
Cornish of Change Ministry, Mother Do-
reen Mills of End Time Harvest and a spe-
cial guest speaker. The conference will be
held June 1st to 7th at the church in Crown
Haven with services beginning 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Tyrone Mills is the Senior Pastor
and Overseer of the ministry.
Prophetic Healing Conference
Evangelist Daisy Thompson visited Ab-
aco on May 11 to 13 with her prophetic
ministry. She hosted nights of services at
Revival Time Pentecostal Ministry in Coo-
per's Town. Persons in search of hope,
healing and restoration gathered to seek
the Lord and to be taught more about ef-
fectively working in the ministry. The ser-
vices were declared to be a true revival.
Ms. Joycelyn McIntosh and the McIn-
tosh family thanks the public for its sup-
port at their fair to raise money for medi-
cal expenses for Ms. McIntosh's grandson.
On May 9th people gathered to support the
venture that was held at the Fox Town
Primary School Park. Scrumptious meals
were prepared and served and there was a
variety of beverages and games. The orga-
nizers are very appreciative of the support
that they received.
The Department of Social Services held a special assembly at S. C. Bootle High School
to bring about an awareness of the seriousness of abuse.The school put on a memorable
program that entertained all the student body.
Friendship Mission Church in Cooper's
Town hosted its Annual Women of Purpose
Conference. The services began on May
6th climaxing on May 9th. The theme was
Allowing Adversity to Feed Your Destiny.
Guest speakers were Apostle Leon Wallace
and Minister Brenda Archer. Apostle Wal-
lace spoke words of wisdom from the God
and edified the believers to live beyond
their struggles. The conference presented
an opportunity for worship and people's
lives were changed.
The communities of North Abaco con-
gratulate the women's ministries of Re-
vival Time on another successful Women's
Youth will hold Swap Shop
Members of the Youth Choir of Revival
Time Pentecostal in Cooper's Town invite
the public to join them at their Swap Shop
Experience on May 30th at the Sherlin
Bootle School grounds. This event will be
a family affair and will include entertain-
ment for the entire family. A variety of
clothing, household goods, toiletries and
other items will be on sale including games
and amusement for the children and lots
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Under the theme Destined for a Glorious
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Women's Conference held at the church on
May 18 to 24. Women from many com-
munities celebrate with them at their con-
ference. The conference featured speakers
from local and national ministries. The
Women's Ministry president and her team
are grateful to God for allowing them to
accomplish yet another milestone in their
The Revival Time Pentecostal in Coo-
per's Town hosted two nights of revival
services on May 15 and 16. Guest speaker
was Pastor Alex Archer and his team from
the Church of the Latter Rain in Dundas
Town. The services presented an awesome
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was proclaimed. The services included
songs and dance. Senior Pastor Cedric
Bullard is grateful for the support that was
Rev Stafford Symonette is Honored
Under the theme It's Time to Build the
Assemblies of God churches in the Ba-
hamas and Turks and Caicos hosted their
58th Biennial Conference on May 17th to
22nd in Nassau. This year the Executive
Committee of the Council honored persons
who have been instrumental in building
the foundation of the ministry. Among the
honorees was Rev. Stafford Symonette,
who is the Senior Pastor of Full Gospel
Assembly of God in
Treasure Cay. Rev Sy-
monette received the
Award for the vital role
he has played in estab-
lishing local churches
on Abaco. He has also
served in many leader-
ship capacities on the
His first appointment
was Family Island Co-
ordinator, followed by
National Director and
Director of the Decade
of Harvest. He was
later elevate District
Presbyter for Abaco The science stude
and then elected as As- ects in the Scien
sistant Superintendent to commemorate
a capacity he served in honours, their p
for ten years. He now from their resear
serves as the Executive Council General
Presbyter and the Chairman of the As-
semblies of God Abaco Youth Camp. His
services have been described by his fellow
clergymen as selfless, dedicated, commit-
ted, exemplary and faithful. Overwhelmed
by the honour, the humble Rev. Symonette
stated that he felt he should not have been
honored; however, the service he has ren-
dered over the years has been great. He
was very appreciative of all who traveled
to Nassau to the celebrations in support of
Congratulations to Pastor Symonette
on being the recipient of the award. He
has been a pillar of strength not just in
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ce Fair that Friends of the Environment held
Earth Day. Although they did not win the top
projects were excellent and they learned much
his church but throughout the community
of Treasure Cay and the entire island of
Abaco. He is appreciated by all and has
touched and impacted many lives.
The Full Gospel Family congratulates
Rev. Rudy McKinney on his promotions
to District Presbyter for the island of Aba-
co. This office was lately occupied by the
late Rev. Cecil Forbes. Rev. McKinney
is an excellent leader who has the ability
to bring people together. His quiet ap-
pearance can often be misjudged as he is
a go-getter who doesn't take the work of
ministry lightly. He works tirelessly to im-
prove his surroundings and develop young
men and women spiritually, educationally
and socially. He will serve with integrity,
dedication, commitment and faithfulness.
Young Adult Social Meeting
Minister Chuck Sawyer and his team
will be at Full Gospel Assembly every
Friday to meet with young adults. He and
his team will discuss and analyze everyday
issues that young Christians are faced with.
The sessions provide an intimate worship
experience with God. A Bible study is held
during the session allowing attendees to
search the scriptures and educate each oth-
er. The group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m.
with Bro. Chuck and his team for an excit-
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Soul Saving Ministries Dedicates
New Church Building
By Samantha V. Evans
It was a joyous celebration as Pastor
Lawrence Arnett and his church family
held a very elaborate dedication for their
new building on May 8th at the church
on Forest Drive and Central Pines Es-
tate. The building is beautifully and taste-
fully designed and decorated to meet the
needs of this growing church. Soul Sav-
ings Ministries was begun by Pastor Ar-
nett in 1982 and since then the church has
had numerous homes, having moved from
Don MacKay Boulevard to Bahamas Palm
Shores to the B&L Plaza to Central Abaco
Primary school. Then the church officially
took up residence beneath a tent at the site
where the church presently stands. October
2005 is when construction began and God
has been blessing them to the point where
they are today with a plush church build-
ing. Through all of their trials and tribula-
tions, Soul Savings Ministries kept going
Pastor Lawrence Arnett's mother, Helen Arn
the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the ne
ing of Soul Saving Ministres. The beautiful
came after years of hard work and commitme
strong and living up to its mandate which
Pastor Lawrence explained to be a street
On the evening of the dedication, per-
sons came from all over the Bahamas to
celebrate with Pastor Arnett and his church
family. The Pastor's mother, Helen Arnett
was present to cut the ribbon at the Rib-
bon Cutting Ceremony for all to enter the
beautiful building. In her tribute to her
son, she described him as being commit-
ted to the work of God and building up
his community. She told him not to forget
where God had brought him but rather to
remain faithful to the call on his life. The
service was filled with singing, dancing
and much celebrating. Bishop Godfrey R.
Williams, Soul Saving's Regional Bishop
and Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Baptist
Church Fellowship International, was the
officiating pastor. The Bishop lead the act
of dedication. Other ministerial and gov-
ernment officials gave their
SThe Bishop was grateful for
Pastor Arnett's commitment
and the overwhelming support
that came from the community.
He delivered a powerful ser-
mon that ignited an even more
powerful flame in the members
to continue doing God's work.
He spoke of all of the hard
work that went into getting this
far and thanked God for com-
pleting this stage of work he
has begun for Soul Saving Min-
istries. He reminded the group
that there is still much to be
done so they must not become
complacent. The day was a tes-
tament to God's commitment to
7ett, had his Word. The service ended
w build- with a reception on the church
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mer Festival, which will commence on
June 12 at Goombay Park in Marsh Har-
bour. Opening the festival will be the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force Marching and
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Entry Band, the Treasure Cay Explorers
Junkanoo Group and other activities that
will reflect Bahamian culture and heritage
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Letters From Page 9
ages this to go on, I'll never even dream of so the government has to know what's go-
that 50-footer. ing on.
The economy has taken its toll and If this is the case, they are sending an
whatever we can do to encourage econom- open and clear message that The Bahamas
ic growth by bringing tourists to our shores is open for all fishermen to live and reside
should also be promoted but not at the risk here and take all local fishermen's jobs.
of taking jobs from hardworking Bahami- Let them come and bring their boat and
ans such as myself. their people and when they come let them
Foreign vessels should not be allowed take a meal or two of fish.
to do what licensed local Bahamian fish- If you are a hunter for moose or elk, you
ing charter vessels can do, ie. advertise may have to wait months or take a num-
locally in a local event as if they are a ber and you may get lucky to be chosen
local business under the pretext that they in order to get a hunting permit. In some
take bookings Stateside via the internet or countries you can fish but not without a lo-
phone stateside. Who is to say or deter- cal and only locals can take the fish. Now
mine where and when they pick up their it seems that others can come and take the
business, Stateside or dockside? fish and our jobs!
New resort developments try to encour- Thank you, Abaocnian, for the space in
age this type of setup to make it look big your paper.
time and flashy. But in the end it still has Sincerely, From a hardworking Baha
to be approved and backed up by someone mian charter captain of North Abaco
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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
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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
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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: (effective22 Dec 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:
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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
S 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 o
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* lis
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: email@example.com
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 & -
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
151Bie & cuoers Buoas bars &a arIts
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
Hibiscus ....................................... 367----
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
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
Restaurants Services Transportation
June 1, 2009
Page 28 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2009
Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.
Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
*HOMES *HOMES *
Great Guana Cary
- 15 SAcres
- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f Residence
- Covered & Open Decks
- 160' of Ocean Beach
- Fabulous Ocean Views
- Additional Land Available
- Boat Slip Available
I. ir l AC A SO nnn I "Split Coconut"
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11,5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfonrage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
GG V 1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths -
1,760 s.- Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
CG HI 096- S4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Localion in town.- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg 400 s.f. Cov
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land-96'x84'- 8,064 s.f.- Great
Restaurant or Retail 'GHH 109 $867,500.
- "JUNIKANOO SPLASII" -Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. -
1,[50 s.i: Residence 760 s,f. Covered Porch I Bedroom, 1 Bath, 490 s.f.
Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5-000 s.f Dock Access Furnished.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "THELOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2.3 Ball
2,016 s, C -392s, Covered Veranda, 392 s.f Covered Balcony.
Land 9,241 s-. 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage
available. #GTHI127- NEW $1,325,000.
* "THE SOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms. 3.5 Batl
2,743 s.f. -728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f Screened Porch. Land
9,450 s.E Onsie dockage available. UGTH 1126- NEW $1,225,000.
* "FLIP FLOP" -4 Bedroom. 3.5 Bath 2,500 s.f Residence 2044 s-f
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home-
convenient location GTHi 1128 NEW 5695,000.
SGreen Turtle Cay
- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,455 sqJ.t. Luxury Villa
Covered Screened Porches
Iand 7,554 sq.lt
-Deeded Dock Boat Lift
- Golf Cart Garage
- Complete Renovation 2007
- Tastefully Decorated
S- Auxiliary Generator
- No Expense Spared
-4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths
4,468 s.f. New Residencea
1742 s-f Covered
Verandahs & Balconies.
0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.f.
30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
#MH ItH1084- $2.700,000
HOMES HOMES *
Great Guana Cay .lan-O-War Cay
Orchid Bay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Balths.
i 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2.664 s..f Residence.
1840 s.f Residence. 2 Bedrooms. I Bath.
955 s.f Porches & Decks -5 0 838 s. Guest House
and 74' Sea oAbaco Iand Sea-lo-Sea
11,016 s.f 0.25 Acres .- 43800 s.f 11 IAcres
Auxiliary Generator -98' Ocean Beach Fronl
Private Dock Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views Fabulous Views
OGGHi -11123- $f6,000. I tre Deux ers" 4MWH l 1166- 53.750.000.
Green Turtle Cay 4 Man-O-War Cay
Long Bay -2 Bedrooms1 ,5 Baths
+ 2.8 Acres 1,220 s.. Residence.
310 Ocean Beachfront 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bath.
-5 Bedrooms. 3 Baths 532 sf Guest House
2500 sf. Residence L.and Sea-lo-Sea
- Salt Water Swimming Po 32571 sE 0-74 Acre
-Pool House-Shed Gara 165' Ocean Beach Fiont
-Auxiliary Generator abulous Views
#GTH1133 $1,150,0001 "ordyl Hill" t cMwH 1134- 2.100,000.
Green Turtle Cay
-4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-2,170 s.f. Residence
285 sf Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s.f Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
S Harbour Views
p eGTII119- $450,000.
S Green Turtle Cay
5 Badrooms. 4 Baths
4,977 s Residence
1.0 O(cealll Bealiror
200 on Coco Bay
PFrivalc Doc on COoo Buy
I 151K+W Axs CGee.
600 GPD -Watermaker
4GT 1097- Four Possible Sale
Opinions From: 548,000 for
Sacre w/dock lic. on Coco Bay.
to 53,490,000 for entire Estate
S"Coconut Grove Cottage"
Vy'^^ 4 ---.. "
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Batlls
- 1.030 s.. Residence -
- 1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
- 0.877 Acres
- 82' Ocean Frontage
- Semi-Private Dock-,
- Superb Ocean Views
Man-O-War Cay -
- 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1.240 s.f Residence.
- 03213 Acre 14,000 s.f
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq.fl. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275" in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
-HTV 125 $495,000
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s-f -
0.9982 Acre- 190.88' on Sea of Abaco frontage- prime building site- -/-
15' elevations- Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. OGG;V108 7 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s., 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level 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, #GGVI006 $790,000.
* PARCEL"B" atPRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfron
Building Site - 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 143,803 sq-ft-
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available-GGVII3I NEW- $685,000.
* PA RCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfronl
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq-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 walerlront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW al shoreline. A private dock can be built on the properly,
GGVIII1 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 Vegeiation.
# GGV100o0- $545,500.
GREAT GUANA CAY
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE"- 6.653 s.l .0152 Acre- 45.47 of Sea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
- PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sqf1. -- 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary -= 133'- NW Road Boundary = 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GG V 1130 NEW $345,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT"- offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32" elevations 360" views Very private Area
GTV 1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15.948 s.f. -0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50 from Coco Bay Beach. =GTVI080 $625,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 126,589
Sqf. 0.6103 acres -60' ofspectacular beach frontage -Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTVI121- 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
site possible. i#GTV1122- NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BA Y VIE W"- 32,690 s.f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. CGTVI\009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE"-- 19.558 s.fl 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Duck Access Beach Access- #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8.126 s. 0. 1865 Acre Corner lol Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,560 s.f
Residence 1,040 s.f Verandahs I Bedroom, I Bath Guest house 1. 24
Acres Entire S_.E Point of Dickie's Cav Private Dock. Auxiliary
Generator Superb Views Furnished. MWH 1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Batlls. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1.200 s.f Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
#MWH 1001 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cav 3 Bedroomsi 3 1/2 Baths -
2,460 sf Residence 1,400 s.f. Porches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.l. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb IIarbour
Views MW1H 1107- $ 1,200,000.
* "SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 sf. Residence.- 2
Bedroom. I Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
- I1189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views- MWH 1019 1,165,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre, sea lo sea 109' of frontage on Sea of Abaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' ol dock- Swinmiuig Pool Approved plans
for 32 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE -$1,350,000,
-2 Bedroons, 2 Baths
I 1I300 s.f. Residence
I Bedrooms, I Bath
224 s-f Guest Cottage
"Playhouse" with bar
_1.2 Acres- 300'of
Ocean Beach Front
"Sunm er Camp" ISCI 11094- $1,950,000.
-4 Bedroom. 2 Balh
"SE"1600 s-M P of residence
B 785 s1f. wrap around porch
103 6 pate dock n an--War harbor Fabulous Sea of549 Abace land
views WV NEW PRICE 325degre ,0view 00.
-* GREATto the Atlatic Beach
2240 s P g rate
28,000 llon cistern
Fu* GRllEAT fr ised
SemiRunway & Dock access
"BlessingIOO House" 0 SCI 11093 57997,000.
*"GRAND BOIS"- Rarel r Prme Ocean-front building sire 051 Acre
- 125'Atlanic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. 'MWV1081 NEW PRICE 5595,000.
" "SUMMERPLACE Prime Building Site 10.7l19 s -0u246 Acre
- Over 6 508 of SeaoAbaco Irontage Concrete Seball o Sea ofAaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
viewsc UMnWVIo82 NEW PRICE $325,000.
p GREATABACO CLUB -Parcels # 6A and # 7i i 6A-
9,243 sqCfi. 4 7A 13,845 sqIft Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
views. a 6A-'fMHVI102 5970,000. 7A 4MiVi1103 51,455,000.
;6A & 77A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7.548 sq.ft. # 49 7.117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation-
4 48-MHVII00 $667,000. #49- MHVI101 $667,000.
"141i Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabuloutts one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.11. 0.5890 Acre 172.61 'on Sea of Abaco Hillside"- great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVi 117- NEW LISTING $485,000.
I "Prince's Trust"
ritta Villa # 4"
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 11 JUNE 1st, 2009
Haitians celebrate Flag Day
Hundreds turn out to enjoy Haitian culture
By Julian Lockhart
Hundreds of Haitians with a handful of
Bahamians intermixed amongst the crowd
came out in support of their first Haitian
Flag Day in Marsh Harbour as they joined
in with thousands of other Haitians in New
Providence and Grand Bahama in celebrat-
ing their history on May 15.
After years of local Haitians having to
travel to New Providence or Grand Ba-
hama to celebrate their history in grand
style, Luzena Dumercy connected with the
organizers in New Providence and through
their guidance was able to kick start Hai-
tian Flag Day on Abaco through the spon-
Y Nsorship of Fidelity Financial/The Money
The local Haitian community had only
a few weeks to plan, but Ms. Dumercy
said they were able to get the show off the
ground. Now they know what they need
to do for next year and will have a year
to plan. She said, "I am very impressed
with the turnout. We have a large crowd
Hundreds of Haitians gathered to celebrate their culture with nusic, dancing, costumed rituals and food. The BAIC properly nex
the Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour was tuned into a sea of Haitian flags and happy people.
Please see Flag Day Page 5
Junkanoo Summer Festival
June 12, 19, 26 and July 3
Goombay Park, Marsh Harbour
June 12 entertaiment
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Marching & Pop Bands
New Wave Dancers New Entry Band
Junkanoo by the Treasure Cay Explorers
For the first time this year plaiting of the maypole,
local drama, island wear fashion shows and
free samplings of Bahamian bush teas and desserts
I Immigration Board meets on Abaco
May 9 a
54 boats compete in the
mer Lowe Memorial Regatta
weekend of May 9 and 10 Marsh Harbour was treated to the sight of many
infish and Optimists sailing in the Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta. This re-
tracted boats from Govern or's Harbour, Eleuthera, and New Providence
as three communities on Abaco. Adults sailed the faster Sunfish while junior
'ompeted in the Optimists. The weather cooperated with light winds and sunny
is annual event is hosted by Jim and Liann Kaighin and is headquartered at
on the Marsh Harbour waterfront.
By Mirella Santillo afternoon and two on Sunday morning.
19th Homer Lowe Memorial Each race which took place in the har-
was held in Marsh Harbour on bour consisted of two triangular courses
nd 10 with local Sunfish and Op- and one sausage course for the Sunfish
sailors competing against sailors and one triangle course for the Optimists
assau and Governor's Harbour, (the children's racing dinghies). Regis-
Eleuthera. The event consisted of two
races on Saturday morning, two in the Please see
Lightning is blamed for power cuts
By Raymond Kongwa island following similar lightning strikes
Lightning that accompanied the recent last year, but Mr. Jones explained that the
spate of rain and thunderstorms caused the portion of the corporation's budget ear-
power outages across the island last week, marked for lightning protection has been
according to BEC Abaco Manager Wenzel enough to protect only six poles.
Jones. He said that a flurry of lightning The six poles protected so far are in
strikes on poles not yet protected by the North Abaco. Mr. Jones said BEC was
lightning protection system the corpora- working its way south and would install
tion is currently installing throughout the protection devices on more poles as more
island caused the frequent power cuts. money was allocated for the ongoing proj-
The corporation began installing a light- ect.
ning protection device on its poles on the
The Immigration Board met in Marsh Harbour, the first time it has met other than in
Nassau and Freeport. Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper participated in the meet-
ing, the first time a Family Island administrator was included in any board meeting.
Minister of State for Immigration, the Hon. Branville McCartney, seated, presided
over the meeting. Others included Hubert Ferguson, Abaco's chief Immigration offi-
cer; Cora Colebrooke, Deputy Permanent Secretary; Jack Thompson, recently named
Director of Immigration; Mr. Cooper; and Fausteen Major Smith, Assistant Director
of Immigration for the Northern Bahamas.
Page 2 Section B The Abaconian
By Julian Lockhart
Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco, was quite disappointed in
the lack of Bahamian support and turnout
for the first Haitian Flag Day celebration
in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds of Haitians,
intermixed with a handful of Bahamians,
showed up for what was a great night of
festivities, music, culture, history and
great food and drinks on May 15 at the
BAIC site in Marsh Harbour.
Thousands of Haitians live, work and
shop in Abaco, but there is a consistent
disconnect between the two communities
with the lack of assimilation on both sides.
Event organizer Luzena Dumercy, who is
of Haitian descent born in The Bahamas,
thinks more Haitians need to embrace the
Bahamian culture, but that Bahamians need
to also respect the Haitian culture and un-
derstand that there are differences.
Mr. Key said, "This is beautiful and for
nP Edison Ke
persons who don't want to be a part of the
Haitian Flag Day and their culture, it is
their loss. This was so impressive and the
plaiting of the maypole, I have never ex-
perienced that in my whole life with the
rhythm and how beautiful it was. Bahami-
ans missed a beautiful opportunity this eve-
ning to see the Haitian culture right here
in our community. They are peaceful and
everything is just wonderful. I don't think
Bahamians will ever get the same culture,
but Bahamians have culture, though it is a
different culture. What you see here this
evening, you can't find in The Bahamas,
not with the true Bahamians. I think both
sides can benefit tremendously from a cul-
Mr. Key said a number of people asked
him why he was allowing the Haitian com-
munity to put on the event in Marsh Har-
bour, and they were disappointed that he
did allow it. However, Mr. Key said these
Ny speaks ou
people live in The Bahamas, and it is time
for everyone to realize they aren't going
anywhere. The cultural differences should
be embraced and not shunned. Mr. Key
said these people are here to stay; they are
a part of The Bahamas. They have made a
major contribution to the development of
The Bahamas and Abaco.
The Haitian community was a huge sup-
porter of Mr. Key and the FNM in the
2007 elections and played a role in his win-
ning the seat for South Abaco.
The next step for a lot of the Haitians
on Abaco is receiving their proper immi-
gration documents from government as
hundreds of them wait on passports so they
can travel easier, open bank accounts, send
money and take out loans and mortgages at
banks on Abaco.
Mr. Key said, "I will continue to give
back to this community. I am a servant of
the people and that is all I am here for,
not for myself. I will do whatever I can do
to make life better for the Bahamians and
the Haitians and a lot of these people are
Bahamians as they are born here. I hope
during this administration that the govern-
ment will get serious about regularizing
these people who are 18 and have applied
for their papers. I am doing all I can to
bring their fight forward. The Prime Min-
ister (the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham) made
a statement recently that they will fast for-
ward some of these immigration matters
which should take care of a lot of these
young people. They deserve their papers. I
wonder how people would feel if they were
in their position," he concluded.
Mr. Edison Key, MP, and his wife and Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and his wife
have front row seats to enjoy the program at the Haitian Flag Day in Marsh Harbour.
The event showcased Haitian culture that Mr. Key described as beautiful.
The Haitian Flag Day program included many dance routimes and music selections.
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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian
Haitian culture was highlighted at Flag Day
Flag Day From Page 1
of over 500 people and that is a good num-
ber. Everyone is in their colors represent-
ing Haiti, and we have both Bahamians and
Haitians out here having fun. We worked
very hard and we only had three weeks
to organize whereas other places had a
year. This is our first time and this was
our learning experience. We will have to
improve for the next one. The organizers
in Nassau reached out to me and I got the
necessary paper work and took it on from
there," she added.
The highlight of the evening was the
plaiting of the maypole as about two dozen
Haitian girls, in amazing continuity, with
the beating of drums, blowing of home-
made horns of PVC pipes and the rhyth-
mic movements of bodies and arms plaiting
the streamers around the pole. Mr. Edison
Key, MP for South Abaco, said he has
never witnessed anything so natural and
cultural as the events of the night and said
those who didn't show up to participate in
the festivities definitely missed out.
Ms. Dumercy definitely put together
a great show on short notice as she and
Luzena lives in both worlds
By Julian Lockhart
There are thousands of Haitians on Ab-
aco, some who have assimilated into the
Bahamian society and others who still find
themselves on the fringe of a community
where they work, shop and are educated.
The problem is two-fold of why more
of the Haitians on Abaco have not merged
into the Bahamian communities around
them. They have held on to their old cul-
ture and stayed in their own communities
and the Bahamians have not totally accept-
ed them as part of their social network.
One person of Haitian descent who has
made the transition and who has assimi-
lated into the Bahamian community whilst
holding on to her strong Haitian culture is
Luzena Dumercy. Ms. Dumercy said, "I
have learnt now in being an adult to deal
with being a Bahamian and Haitian at the
same time. At first, it was a struggle be-
tween the two and even in school there was
always that division and people weren't as
"As I grew
learnt to deal
with it and
of it. I have Lucena Dumercy
including many of my coworkers who are
Bahamians. I am more Bahamian some-
times than Haitian, but some Bahamians
don't see it that way," she added.
Ms. Dumercy is a young Haitian wom-
an, born and educated on Abaco, left and
got a college education and has since come
back home to have a strong work ethic and
be a beacon in her community through ef-
forts like organizing the first Haitian Flag
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her team brought together their communi-
ties with great music, food, activities and
skits. After such a great evening she said
Haitian Flag Day is here to stay on Abaco.
They are hoping it continues to grow and
get better every year. Everyone is looking
forward to next year to see what is in store
The only disappointment for Ms. Du-
mercy and Mr. Key was that more Ba-
hamians didn't come out to show support
for their Haitian brothers and sisters and
take in the culture that was more than on
display. Mr. Key said a lot of Bahamians
could learn from the Haitians what real
culture is instead of grasping on to whatev-
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to their own history and learning about the
history that got them where they are today.
Selena Archer, marketing director for
Fidelity Bank, said, "I was very impressed
with the amount of planning and organiza-
tion that went into the Flag Day. It was the
first event of its kind in Marsh Harbour,
and I thought it was executed very well. As
a Bahamian it opened my eyes to Haiti's
rich cultural heritage. It was very touching
to see the Abaco community embrace the
festivities and thank the Haitian commu-
nity for their contributions over the years
to Abaco. The most enjoyable experience
was interacting with our Haitian customer
base (Money Centre) and building even
stronger relationships. I thank Luzena and
her committee for allowing us to partner
with them and make the event successful.
We are definitely looking forward to May
18th next year," she concluded.
One of the highlights of the Hatian Flag Day was the plaiting of the maypole. Their intri-
cate maneuvers impressed the crowd as they rhythmicly danced, weaving their streamers
in and out.
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May 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 5
Page 6 Section B The Abaconian
Competition boosts sailing enthusiasm
Regatta From Page 1
tration and welcome reception were held
Friday evening at the home of Jim and Li-
The first Homer Lowe Memorial Sun-
fish Championship was organized in 1991
by Jimmy Lowe in honor of his father,
Homer Lowe, a dedicated sailor. This an-
nual event is hosted by the Marsh Harbour
Sailing Club and has been held in recent
years at Snappas Bar and Grill.
Thirty-two boats arrived in Sandy Point
on May 8 on the ferry from Nassau. Two
Sunfish and three Optimists came from
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, and
six Optimists and 21 Sunfish from New
Providence. With the boats from Abaco it
brought the total of Sunfish to 31 and Op-
timists to 23.
The winds were light that Saturday
morning as the sailors left Iron Point boat
ramp next to Snappas and most of the day
stayed rather calm. However, at the end of
that first day, the usual champions, Don-
nie Martinborough and Jimmy Lowe, both
from Nassau, had placed first and second
in the Sunfish category. In the Optimists
category the first place went to favorite,
Sunday's weather was somewhat more
propitious to sailing, still sunny and clear,
and the little sailing boats offered a de-
lightful sight as they maneuvered across
the harbour throughout the morning. The
races ended mid-day, confirming Donnie
Martinborough as the overall winner with
two points over Jimmy Lowe, his friend
and usual competitor, who placed second.
The third place went to George Damianos
followed in fourth position by Dwayne
Wallas of Marsh Harbour. Jim Kaighin
Six races on two aays gave our local sailors some welcome competition. mis pnoto snows
both the faster Sunfish and the training Optimists. Three communities on Abaco have
junior sailing programs using Optimists. Although the young people have only recently
been sailing, they did very well in the races.
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of Marsh Harbour came in ninth and An-
drew Wilhoyte of Hope Town cam in 10th.
Other Abaco Sunfish sailors were Jeff Gale
in 15th place, Christian Wilhoyte in 19th
place, Chris Thompson in 20th place and
Charles Cooke in 31st place.
In the Optimist category Daniel de-
Cardenas remained first overall. He was
followed in second place by Jeremy Pley-
dell-Bouverie from Man-O-War. In third
place was Spencer Cartwright and in fourth
another Abaconian from Hope Town,
Tristan Albury. Other Abaco Optimist sail-
ors included Alton Janes in 6th place, Kyle
Reeves in 13th place,
Giavanna Manni in
14th place all of Man-
O-War. Five sailors
competed from Guana
Cay: Catalina Albury
in 19th place, Bronson
Sands in 20th place,
Mike Garcia in 21st
place, Kelsey Altamura
in 22nd place and Ke-
ano Armbrister in 23rd
ough, who won the
three times, said he
sailed a few times in
the Homer Lowe Me-
morial Regatta, defend-
ing his position each
time against Jimmy These are the twt
Lowe. He thought that rial Regatta. In
the conditions were a band was an avi
little unpredictable that On the left is first
day but enjoyed the the floating trop
racing and the visit to winner Daniel de
Abaco. Jimmy Lowe, Optimist class.
an accomplished race car driver and also a
championship sailor, on the contrary, said
that the conditions were perfect.
Many people accompanied the sailors to
Marsh Harbour so that Bill Albury, owner
of Snappas, had to close the restaurant to
the public while the participants enjoyed
the awards luncheon. Snappas was the
hang out for the sailors and their families
during the weekend.
Bob Hudson, race committee chairman,
organized the races and oversaw the setting
Please see Regatta Page 23
o floating trophies for the Homer Lowe Memo-
the center is Mrs. Homer Lowe, whose hus-
d sailor and for whom the regatta is named.
Place winner Donnie Martinborough holding
hy for Sunfish and on the right is Optimist
eCardenas holding the floating trophy for the
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The Abaconian Section B Page 7
Master Blaster wins Race to the Reef
By Raymond Kongwa
Master Blaster, a schoolmaster snap-
per swimming for Hope Town Primary
School, has won the Race to the Reef. Hope
Town's fish swam farthest from mangrove
nursing grounds toward coral reefs. Dia-
mond, another schoolmaster swimming for
J.A Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point
came in second.
This program is a new part of Friends
of the Environment's youth awareness and
education outreach. Friends has teamed up
with researchers from Florida International
University's marine biology department
who are currently studying the habitats and
movement patterns of fish on Abaco.
Each school on Abaco was invited to
adopt one fish used in the research project
prior to the fish being fit with electronic
tag transmitters and returned to the man-
grove nursing grounds. The fish were then
monitored daily as they made their way to
the reefs. The fish that swam the farthest
Please see Race Page 74
Graduate students Caroline Peyer and
Suzanne Hurly from Florida International
University working with Dr. Craig Layman
on the Race to the Reef project came to
Hope Town School to announce that the
school's tagged fish had won the contest
by going out of the creek the farthest and
staying the farthest out. Proud participat-
ing students Natasha Albury and Sheena
Etienne pose with their teacher Mr. Justin
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1,000 s/f fumished waterfront unit, includes fully
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Beach Villa 685-#958 Attractive885 s/f2 bed,2 bath
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Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot
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New 40' dock with power, water & 16,000 lb boat lift.
All utilities available. $485,500.
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Excellent 11,090 s/f residential parcel. Level building
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"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
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# 823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep
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Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
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News of the Cays
Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of Hope
Town Primary School and long time par-
ticipant in the UNESCO Sandwatch pro-
gramme, proudly announced that the 2009
teacher training conference for participa-
tion in the Sandwatch beach reclamation
and study programme will be taking place
in Hope Town from June 22-26 this year.
The venue will be the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge and adjacent beach. Participants
will be able to study other beach areas on
Elbow Cay that sustained severe damage
from recent hurricanes. Teachers from
Abaco and several other Bahamian islands
will be joined by teachers from Cuba, Do-
minican Republic, Turks and Caicos and
Puerto Rico to learn techniques and use
of instruments that are used in the math/
science projects. These activities measure,
graph, sort and identify such things as
tides, erosion, debris, plants and animals,
types of sand, currents, water quality,
wave heights and beach usage.
The on-going programme is currently
Man-O-War students call on the Prime Minister
Students of Man-O-War Primary School, while on a social studies field trip to New
Providence, called on Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, at the Cabinet
Office on May 22. Photo by BIS
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aimed at studying and planning for future
changes that may occur on our islands
from climate change. Since the children
will inherit these problems and since we
can do very little to change the occurrence
of the effects, we must learn how to adapt
our life styles to such changes. At this con-
ference, teachers will learn how to take the
necessary measurements and other scientif-
ic information so that students can monitor
their island's specific beach study sites for
change. They will receive a pack loaded
with scientific equipment to continue their
work with students. Also included in this
pack will be the brand new Sandwatch
Manual which was developed by Sand-
watch participants and the directors.
Recently this project held a conference
in Barbados that was attended by Hope
Third grade students Samantha "Charlie"
Cash and The Minister of Education the
Hon. Carl Bethel at the Awards Ceremony.
Charlie had the highest score on Abaco on
the National Literacy Test.
Town School student, Natasha Albury and
Principal Candace Key. Also attending was
former Hope Town School student, James
Boyce and his mother, Cha Boyce. Dur-
ing this conference students learned how to
get the message of climate change across
to other students through the use of media,
film and art. This workshop will continue
that theme and will focus on filming areas
to compare changes.
Dr. Gillian Cambers from Barbados, a
world leading authority on beach erosion
who is a Nobel Prize winner for her work
Please see Cays Page 9
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how it works. By exposing this small cell
to sunlight just briefly, it can run a fan.
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of solar energy in the world's quest to de-
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on climate change and also a Director of
Sandwatch, will be the workshop modera-
tor along with Paul Diamond, Sandwatch
Director, Teacher and Media Special-
ist from Nevis. UNESCO Representative
Hans Thulstrup of the UNESCO Paris,
France, office will be attending. The Ba-
hamas' Chief Meteorologist, Arthur Rolle
of Nassau will be a featured guest along
with local film maker, Matt Mc Coy. Gary
Richardson of the Gary the Explorer en-
vironmental film fame and Ralf Sauer, an
environmental landscape expert, will show
how to use native vegetation to combat
erosion. Many other speakers and guests
will be in attendance and officials from the
Ministry of Education, environmental or-
ganizations and ministries are expected to
attend this exciting conference. Mrs. Key
will be the workshop co-ordinator for the
event and states that she is honoured that
Hope Town was chosen for the site of this
important hands-on learning experience.
Hope Town student
achieved top score
Hope Town School student, Samantha
"Charlie" Cash, a grade 3 student, was
honoured in Nassau recently by the Minis-
try of Education for achieving the highest
score on Abaco on the National Literacy
Test. She and her Principal, Mrs. Can-
dace Key, were flown down to Nassau and
Abaco District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, and Mr.
Enzil Cooper, Education Officer from Friends of the Environ-
ment, joined students and teachers at Hope Town Primary
School to take part in the Million Trees Bahamas project.
Hope Town School planted silver buttonwood trees, sea grape
trees and hibiscus bushes as their pledge for the program.
Mrs. Black favoured a yellow hibiscus as her special tree to
plant during the ceremony that featured skits performed by
each class showing the importance of trees to our life.
treated to two days of
touring and awards'
ceremonies. Her proud
mother, PTA President
Tami Cash, joined
them for their two ex-
citing days. While in
Nassau the students
met with Governor
General, His Excel-
lency Sir Arthur D.
Hanna, at Government
House, had a surprise
visit from Prime Min-
ister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, during
their visit to the House
of Assembly and then
met Education Minister
Mr. Carl Bethel in his
boardroom. They saw
all the historic sites in
Nassau and then had a
fun afternoon at Atlan-
tis. Twenty-six lucky
students were on this
exciting trip all top
achieving students on
the National Literacy
Test from their respective islands.
The second day was the Literacy Award
Ceremony. These students were treated
to other talented students performing for
them before they were presented with
trophies for their achievements. The win-
ning schools in each district were also pre-
sented with trophies. Man-O-War School
and Cherokee Schools were honoured for
their class achievements. Abaco's District
Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, and
Curriculum Officer, Ms. Felamease Saw-
yer, were both in attendance at the cere-
mony. At the end of the Award Ceremony,
Ms. Cash gave a beautiful benediction.
Abaco students victorious at
Student of the Year Awards
Each year schools throughout The Ba-
hamas select the top student in their Grade
Please see Cays Page 10
Dr. Robert Krout, Music Therapy Professor, spent a month of his sabbatical in Hope
Town this year. He is a yearly visitor to Hope Town as his parents own a home here. He
spends time each year working with students on music theory and practice. Hope Town
students were fortunate to have "Mr. Robert" working with them twice a week during his
extended stay on the island this year. At the end of his stay students held a performance
for parents. Each class sang for the gathered crowd and children in each class played
the keyboard and guitar that Robert and his step-mother, Anne, donated to the school in
memory of father and husband, Mr. John Krout, who is greatly missed by the Hope Town
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6 classes to compete against all others
selected for the coveted title of Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year. The
hotly contested title is awarded to the stu-
dent judged to be the top student through
his grades, awards, community service,
church and extra-curricular activity and
sports participation over the period from
Grade 4, 5 and 6. This information is for-
warded to the foundation in a portfolio and
judged by a respected panel that consists
of school educators, statesmen, public of-
fice holders, lawyers and college profes-
sors. These judges reviewed the portfolios
of 114 top students from government and
private schools throughout our island chain
- the largest number entered yet.
This year Abaco schools nominated sev-
en students for this award. These students
were Rebecca Roberts from Amy Roberts
School on Green Turtle Cay, Ashvonn
Russell from Fox Town Primary, Jonnalee
McIntosh from Cooper's Town Primary,
Natasha Albury from Hope Town Pri-
mary, Brandysha Russell from St. Fran-
cis de Sales School, Sujith Swarna from
Agape School and Kandise Kelly from
Wesley College in Marsh Harbour. Three
of Abaco's students came out victorious!
Natasha Albury of Hope Town School was
the top student from Abaco, a 12th place
finalist winning a $1,500 scholarship.
The other two students, Sujith Swarna of
Agape Christian and Rebecca Roberts of
Amy Roberts, were semi-finalists, each
winning $1,000 scholarships. Congratula-
tions to these students and to all who were
nominated from Abaco you are ALL
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Five consecutive days of rain washed
away all signs of winter on Green Turtle
Cay! Trees and lawns are green again and
everything is in bloom. The royal poin-
Amy Roberts students visit the Prime Minister
ciana trees are announcing the arrival of
summer with their flaming orange and red
flowers! Everyone is grateful for the rain
that came early this year!
The beginning of summer is also the
end of the school year and students and
teachers are eager for the last day and are
preparing for exams that must be written
before summer break. It is also time for
graduations and some students will move
on to another level in the education process
or even into the work force.
The school year has been busy and pro-
ductive for many students on GTC. Alys-
sa is a quiet child, but she studied hard and
took on the challenge. She went through
all the rounds of seen words and then on
to an unseen list and emerged the cham-
pion. She has now set the pace and other
students of Amy Roberts Primary will try
to follow her lead to bring a trophy home.
First grader Cori DeMario placed 4th in
the First Grade spelling bee, just missing
a chance for the trophy. Keep up the good
work and try again in 2010!
Rebecca Roberts represented Amy Rob-
erts Primary at The Bahamas Primary
School Student of The Year Awards in
Nassau on May 15th and 16th. This event
honors the top sixth grade students from all
over the Bahamas and scholarship money
is awarded to a group of finalists and the
overall winner. Rebecca placed as a final-
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mhe Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hluert Ingraham, welcomed the sixth grade graduating
class of Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay during a courtesy call on May
25 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Photo by BIS
Alyssa Bethell, a student of Amy Roberts
Primary School in Green Turtle Cay, won
the Abaco District Grade 2 Spelling Bee.
Rebecca Roberts was a semi-finalist in the
Bahamas Primary School Student of the
Year, a nation-wide competition. She won
a $1000 scholarship for her accomplish-
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nated by Nassau Agencies Limited. It is a
wonderful experience for the children and
an honor to be recognized among the top
students in the country.
Raenell Lowe graduated cum laude with
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the Renshaw Award which is given to the
outstanding nursing student who best ex-
emplifies the qualities of professionalism
and Christian values. Raenell is planning
to work in Florida to gain more experience
in nursing. Raenell is the daughter of Ray
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Island Roots Festival is over
The sixth annual Island Roots Heritage
Festival is now history. The year of plan-
ning and fund raising paid off as the event
was well attended and very successful!
The festival was officially opened by Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of
the Bahamas, in a brief ceremony. He then
walked around the site stopping at each
booth to speak with vendors and festival
It gives the committee great pleasure
to see so many descendants of GTC come
"home" each year to celebrate their heri-
tage and to share our culture with our visi-
tors. A unique feature of the Island Roots
Heritage Festival is the genealogy research
that continues to grow each year. The New
Plymouth Gospel Chapel kindly allowed
the genealogy group an air conditioned
room within walking distance of the fes-
tival site for those interested in "tracing
their roots" to sit and talk. Other informa-
tive talks featured speakers who shared
information on different aspects of our his-
tory and culture.
Each year the committee adds something
new to the onsite entertainment as well as
continuing the crowd favorites. This year
a gospel concert featuring the New Direc-
tion Band was added to the Saturday af-
ternoon schedule. A conch blowing contest
was very popular and the conch cracking
contest had the women competing for the
One of the most popular events is the
marching band and after five years of hav-
ing the very popular Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force Band, the committee decided to
bring the Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Band for a performance. The committee
now faces a dilemma how can they bring
both marching bands for 2010?
A festival that celebrates Bahamian
culture would not be complete without a
performance by Kirkland Bodie aka KB,
whose songs tell the story of our culture
and make us laugh at "we-sef"! The per-
formances by KB and Therez Hepburn
along with the Royal Bahamas Defense
Force Dance Band on Saturday night had
the crowd requesting a repeat performance
One feature of the festival that receives
little media attention is the thanksgiving
service on the Sunday morning following
the festival. Each year the churches in the
community come together at the festival
site to give God thanks for all his blessings
and for allowing us to share our blessings
with others. Each church participates with
a hymn, prayer or a message. A collection
is received at the end of the service and
is donated to a worthy cause. This year it
was donated to the Abaco Cancer Society.
The service is an appropriate way to end
the weekend by giving thanks to God who
makes all things possible.
The Island Roots Heritage Festival com-
mittee is a group of dedicated women who
spend endless hours planning and organiz-
ing the fund raisers as well as the festival.
There are many people who help the com-
mittee and to list names would risk leaving
someone out. The group of men who are
always there when the committee needs
"man power" for the "heavy jobs," the
persons who travel to GTC each year and
volunteer their time to help at the festival,
the police officers whose presence brings
security to the site, those who donate their
equipment, the prizes for the raffle, the
talent to entertain the crowd, advertise in
the commemorative booklet, provide trans-
portation for the entertainers or help in any
way, the committee salutes you! The com-
mittee encourages everyone to have a rest
this summer and then get prepared for a
pirate themed festival in 2010.
Community is grieving
It seems that every week we hear of the
passing of someone from an Abaco com-
munity and Green Turtle Cay has also lost
loved ones. Mr. Noel Roberts passed away
at his home on April 26th. He was 91 years
old. For many years he and his wife Ivy
worked together at the Albert Lowe Muse-
um. Being one of the oldest residents in the
community, he was able to give first hand
information about the history of GTC to
museum guests. Mr. Noel was a long time
member of the Miracle Church of God
where he played his guitar at the services.
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A funeral service was held at the Miracle
Church of God on April 28th. Mr. Noel is
survived by his wife Ivy, his daughters and
their families, his sister Minnie, the entire
Church of God family and other relatives
A memorial service was held on April
18th at the Miracle Church of God for Cur-
tis Cromwell Curry, who died in Florida
on March 22nd. He was 78 years old. He
was predeceased by his wife Virginia and
is survived by his daughter Kathy Metlika
and son Curtis Curry, Jr. and their fami-
lies, three sisters, three brothers-in-law
and other relatives and friends. Mr. Cur-
tis was a community minded person and
helped so many people. He is missed by all
who knew him.
It is sad to lose a loved one even if they
have been sick or are very old. It seems no
amount of time truly prepares a family for
the loss of a loved one and the only comfort
is in knowing that they lived a long life and
saw their children and even grand children
grow up. The passing of the senior citizens
was very sad, but not shocking considering
their ages and medical histories.
It was the death of Ramona Johnson
Curry that sent shock waves through our
community. Ramona was only 37 years old
and her friends knew of no serious medi-
cal concerns. When the news came around
noon on April 17th that "Mona" was dead,
most people were in disbelief. Some rode
the early ferry with her that same day, oth-
ers talked to her in the clinic where she
waited in seemingly good health. She died
at her home as her family watched help-
lessly as the nurse and First Responders
tried to revive her.
liked and a
whose smile betrayed the mischief she
could be up to! When Ramona was in a
room, you knew it. She laughed with her
entire body. She worked at Bluff House for
many years and befriended many visitors.
Ramona loved Junkanoo, "rushed" in ev-
ery parade and passed her passion on to
her children who will now carry on in her
A funeral service was held for Ramona
on May 1st at St. Peter's Anglican Church.
Ramona is survived by her five children
Jotario, Renee, Fernando, Ramon and
Lorenzo; her husband Brent; hr parents
Godfrey Johnson and Martha Johnson;
brothers and their spouses Brad and Maude
Cooper, Napoleon and Valerie Johnson,
Darren Johnson and Warren Johnson; her
sister Wendy Johnson; mother-in-law Ber-
line Curry; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-
law; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and
many relatives and friends. It is still hard
to believe that Ramona is gone and that
her laughter that echoed across a room has
Summer will be active
As the school year ends and summer ap-
proaches there will be many activities and
events to keep us all busy.
The Green Turtle Club will host a Li-
onfish Derby and Tasting on June 5th and
6th. It is co-sponsored by Brendal's Dive
Shop. Lionfish are popular for aquariums
but are not native to The Bahamas. They
were "accidentally" introduced into our
waters and are voracious predators and an
invasive species. The aim of the organiz-
ers of the derby is to raise awareness and
reduce the numbers of the lionfish. The
lionfish are tasty and safe to eat but have
highly poisonous spines. Prizes will be
awarded for capturing the fish. For infor-
mation contact Bobbie Lindsay at bobbie-
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Green
The Green Turtle Club will also host its
22nd Annual Fishing Tournament June 9th
The annual Cheeseburger in Paradise
Party at Fiddle Cay on July 3rd will be
the first event in the 34th Annual Regatta
Time In Abaco. The first race in the series
will be held on July 4th off New Plymouth,
with an awards party at Settlement Point
after the race.
With the economic crisis that has af-
fected so many people around the world,
we must be grateful that these events are
organized and are attracting visitors to our
islands. We look forward to a safe, fun
filled and successful summer!
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distance between the mangrove and the
reefs won the competition. Each participat-
ing school on Abaco was allowed to have
two students assist researchers with catch-
ing the fish and surgically implanting tags.
Hope Town Primary's prize for having
the winning fish will be a laptop computer
that the school is wanting. For finishing
second, J.A. Pinder Primary School won
an overhead projector. Third place winner,
Cherokee Primary School, won a DVD
player with its entry, Fishy. Meanwhile,
Man-O-War School won the most creative-
ly named fish competition by naming its
gray snapper, Miles, who was so named
because he would swim miles.
The contest and prizes are Friends' way
of generating student interest in fish habi-
tats. "What we are trying to show them
is the connectivity of habitats," explained
Suzanne Hurley, an FIU marine biology
major who is part of the research team that
assisted in Race to the Reef. In order to
keep the students' interest as the fish swam
toward the reefs, the researchers created
blogs where students could regularly track
the progress of their fish.
Ms. Hurley said the reception she re-
ceived and overall enthusiasm during the
follow-up visits to the schools showed that
the Friends organization and her research
team, which is led by Dr. Craig Layman,
had been successful with the outreach ef-
forts. She said, "They were so excited
when we went to do follow-ups." Ms.
Hurley said the long-term goal of her team
was to teach the students the importance of
conserving coastal areas.
The competition was co-sponsored by
BREEF. The work of the FIU research
team is funded by a grant from the Nation-
al Science Foundation.
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May 15, 2009
Two Abaco Schools Par-
ticipate in MUNS Debate
By Samantha V. Evans
Two groups of students from Abaco
were fortunate to attend the Model United
Nations Sessions on April 27 held in Nas-
sau. The students were from St. Francis
de Sales and S.C. Bootle High School and
were in grades 10, 11 or 12. The students
were given a United Nations country to
represent at the group discussion sessions.
To represent the country well, they had to
research it and have good working knowl-
edge and function of the UN and negotia-
tions among UN countries. The students
worked hard to prepare for these sessions
which gave them great exposure to the op-
erations of the UN. The students received
good feedback from the judges on what
they did and how they can improve. Some
of the topics discussed were global warm-
ing and the disadvantages of negotiations
for small states in an international forum.
Team leaders Cecil Simon of St. Fran-
cis and Cynthia James of S.C. Bootle were
grateful for the opportunity for the students
to participate. Mr. Simon believes that the
program marginalizes the Family Island
students. He would like to see the Rotary
Club and its affiliates ensure that the com-
petition is fair to all students. However,
he believes that the simulation program
was excellent for the students. Ms. James
was disappointed that the students from
the Family Islands were unable to attend
the workshop held prior to the sessions
in Nassau that assisted
the students with their
ever, she has asked to
have it recorded so that
next year they can at-
tend. She plans to begin
preparing her students
early so that they can
have a better chance to
win. She noted that the
schools that placed in
the top three have par-
ticipated three or more
times before they were
successful at claiming 0
a prize. Even though it
is their desire to bring Candice Collins,
back the winning tro- Model United Nc
phy, the students need with their coach
to be exposed to what the debate to least
is going on in the rest debating. They ft
of The Bahamas and the world so for that
she is grateful.
Ms. James further noted that her stu-
dents were not as prepared as they could
have been; and they became intimidated
by students from the city. She stated that
more needs to be done locally to expose the
students to competitions such as MUNS so
that the students will build their confidence,
realizing that they are just as good (or even
better) than those students in the city. Both
team leaders agree that the students were
exposed to team work and motivating pre-
sentations that enhanced and helped de-
velop their critical thinking skills, oratory,
negotiating and communication skills. As
advisors, they assisted and guided the stu-
dents in research activities and the overall
preparation for their deliberations.
The students who represented St. Fran-
cis were Candice Collins, Joy Archer and
Oliceia Simon. The students who repre-
sented S.C. Bootle were Elaine Fenelus,
Erakesha Hield, Felicia Romer and Tim-
mesha Russell. MUNS was co-sponsored
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Students Receive Awards
Central Abaco Primary School has
become known for its outstanding read-
ing challenge programs that the students
as well as parents look forward to every
year. In March the lower primary school
challenge was launched and the awards
ceremony held on May 5th at the school.
The theme for this challenge was Fairy-
Joy Archer and Oliceia Simon debated in the
ationn Sessions in Nassau. They are shown
Cecil Simon, who worked with them prior to
rn about their topics and the fundamentals of
)und it to be a valuable experience.
tales Teach Valuable Life Lessons. The
program was lead by Mrs. Neulessa Ma-
jor, assistant coordinator of this challenge.
Over 70 students from grades one to three
entered this challenge all of whom received
certificates of participation. However, only
the top ten students received gift bags and
special prizes. The winner, Estanly Tous-
saint, grade 2, received a Hooked on Pho-
nics Deluxe Kit donated by the committee.
The second place winner was Henrin-
ique Theagene, grade 2 and in third place
was Vladimy Jean, grade 2
The person spearheading this committee
was Samantha V. Evans, who started this
challenge last school year with the assis-
tance of Neulessa Major and Kayla Wal-
lace. Helping with the challenge this year
was Kayla Hamilton.
Central Abaco Primary's
grade six holds
It's Academic program
By Samantha V. Evans
On April 24 the grade six students of
Central Abaco Primary School partici-
pated in the annual Its Academic compe-
tition organized by the grade six teachers
and sponsored by First Caribbean Bank,
Abaco Branch. Four teams were in this
competition representative of the school
sports houses: Marlin, Grouper, Flamingo
and Yellow Elder. Each team had a captain
and four members. The competition was
fierce as the students were asked questions
in mathematics, general knowledge, sci-
ence and social studies. The competition
was held at the school and thanks to the
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The students of Central Abaco Primary were excited with this year's It's Academic pro-
gram. Four teams competed to test their knowledge of mathematics, general knowledge,
science and social studies. First Caribbean Bank sponsored the event and assisted in
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employees of the bank for assisting with
the preparation of the students and Ms. Iris
Henchell, bank manager, for her gracious
donation that went towards the purchase of
T-shirts, the event was a huge success. The
winning team was Marlin with a total of
360 points, Grouper was second with 340
points, and there was a tie for third place
with both Flamingo and Yellow Elder
earning 310 points. The students from the
winning team were Kavantia Reckley, An-
jalique Bastian, Nathan Darville, Shavante
Simms and Matnisha Louis. Also pictured
are the representatives of First Caribbean
Bank and the teachers of grade six.
Agape Hosts First Dinner
and Theatre Production
By Samantha V. Evans
On the evening of May 7th the drama
and cooking departments of Agape Chris-
tian School hosted Abaco's first dinner
and theatre production entitled: Meet Me
at Lugi's. The event was held in Grace
Gym which was transformed into an Ital-
ian restaurant including a hostess. This
production was the joint effort of Court-
nee Romer, Meghan Bryson and Carmen
Roberts. The students were very excited
about this production and according to the
principal traveled from Green Turtle Cay
and Treasure Cay for practice. The pro-
duction was Christian based which made it
appealing to children and adults. It mixed
theatrics with humor, mystery and a little
suspense. The audience were served one
course of their meal after each scene. They
enjoyed an Italian meal consisting of a Cae-
sar salad, spaghetti and meat balls, garlic
bread, drinks, and dessert. The event was
to raise funds for the school.
Agape hosts service
by Social Services
By Mirella Santillo
On May 15th the Department of Social
Services organized a church service held at
the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel to cel-
ebrate Child Protection Month. Officials
from the Department of Education were in-
vited and Mrs Lenora Black, Abaco's edu-
cation superintendent was the guest speak-
er. Pastors from several churches were
present. Students from nine schools took
part in the ceremony. A student from Long
Bay school, Chanae Curry, did a great job
as MC, orchestrating the function, present-
ing each speaker and commenting on each
The service was a get together to give a
chance for the adults to communicate their
love and their caring to the children, re-
enforcing their self-esteem and their feel-
ing of being needed and for the students to
express their concerns through songs and
Mrs. Black assured them that they were
of great value. "We are here today be-
cause we believe that each of you is full
of potential," she stated. "Let us protect
our children together," she advocated. In
a brief statement, she communicated four
Children have an unalienable right to
In them dwell the dreams, hopes and
aspirations of the people.
They are valued not only in the sight
of man but in the sight of God.
In them lie the hopes of a great future
and the responsibility for passing on moral
values to the next generations.
Kadisha Canton of Central Abaco Pri-
mary School overcame her shyness when
called on stage to read a quote from Prov-
erbs. Three schools, Smith Memorial,
Long Bay and St. Francis de Sales, enter-
tained the audience with their singing be-
fore the address by Pastor Earlin Baillou.
Pastor Baillou, who is a member of the
Juvenile Panel, spoke directly to the chil-
dren, reminding them that the Department
of Social Services is there to help them.
Utilize their services and voice your con-
cerns, he insisted. "Social workers can
find solutions to the situations you may
face. 'Help' is a word you should not be
afraid to use."
Cyber Learning Center did a beautiful
interpretation of "I like to teach the world
to sing" and two ECC students took the
stage. Valencia Duvra read a poem and
Karen Swain brought tears to people's eyes
by her heart felt definition of a "special
Mrs. Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape
Christian School, hosted the function and
invited everyone to partake of a light lunch.
Primary Students Excel at
Track and Field Meet
By Samantha V. Evans
Over the period of May 20-22 17 track
and field students from Central Abaco Pri-
mary School along with their chaperones
attended the National Track and Field
Sports Meet in Nassau. The Soaring Ea-
gles Team comprises 34 students but due to
financial restraints, the coaches were able
to take only half of the team. According
coach Jeffrey Victor, the team performed
extremely well and the top two athletes
were John Pierre and Ricardo Fawkes,
who won gold medals in the 200 and 800
meters which are their specialty events.
Coach Victor stated that it is at track meets
like this one that world famous athlete
Debbie Ferguson got her start so he sees
this meet as an excellent training ground
for young aspiring athletes. Additionally,
they got an excellent opportunity to shine
and be exposed.
The rest of the team members and the
awards they won are as follows: Dremika
McIntosh 1st place 100 meter heat; Di-
ana Noe silver medal in the ball throw;
Dalisha Gerve bronze medal in the ball
throw; Domynuque Miller silver medal
in the long jump; Eurose Laurand 2nd
place ribbon in 400 meters; Rayjanique
McKenzie 1st place ribbon in the 400
meter heats; Robert Russell 1st place
ribbons in the 400 meters and 75 meters;
Desmondo Bootle 2nd place ribbon in
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The Department of Social Services held a special service to help the students know that
they are important. Nine schools sent students to the host church, Marsh Harbour Gospel
Chapel and each school took part in the service.
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the 400 meter heat; John Mathieu 2nd
place ribbon in the 400 meter heat; and
Isaac Russell 2nd place ribbon in the 200
meters and 1st place ribbon in the 100 me-
An Evening of Comedy at
Forest Heights Academy
On the evening of April 30 a full house
of friends and family enjoyed An Evening
of Comedy presented by the Forest Heights
Drama Club. With nearly 30 members in the
club this year, it was necessary to put on three
one-act plays in order to showcase the veteran
actors and to give the younger ones a chance
to experience the excitement of the stage.
The evening began with Picnic Peace
telling the story of how the warring red and
black ants found peace. The young actors
brought personality to the world of insects
as Commander Red Ant (Rebecca Stra-
chan) led her army (Rocky Thompson and
Jonathan Strachan) against General Black
Ant (Megan Gates) and her ants (Dashane
Knowles, and Taryn Carroll). The peace
was accomplished through the friendship
of Annette Ant (Abigail Albury) and Andy
Ant (Jonathan Maycock) as all of the ants
joined forces to defend themselves against
the predator, Spike the Spider (Haley
Thomas). As you might imagine, the insect
costumes and "giant" set, designed by Di-
rectors Lori Thompson and Alana Carroll,
added to the fun.
The second play Diane's Dream Date
had a lesson to be learned that we must all
be true to ourselves as Diane (Nicole Mal-
tarp) found herself on a blind date with Bo
Maxwell, (Denton Sawyer) a music sensa-
tion, set up by her old friend Lisa (Annie
Sawyer). After a daydream, Diane decides
she must change from her pink dress and
pearls into a black makeshift "trendy" out-
fit. Ironically, Bo has been looking for a
sweet girl in pink. True to form, Diane's
mother (Kirstie Albury) does not hold back
her opinion as she tries to mend the mess.
There were many charming moments in the
play and Lisa's date Steve (Perry Thom-
as) never missed a chance to grab one of
mom's homemade cookies. Of course, in
the end the girl did indeed win the boy by
simply being herself.
After an intermission provided by the
PTA, the audience took their seats for a
good old Prince and Princess fairy tale
in Picture Perfect. The story begins with
Prince Egbert of Syrolia (Taj Anderson)
looking for a bride as he proposes to Prin-
cess Felicity (Faneisha Archer). These
plans are quickly foiled by Queen Justina
(Amy Mackey) when she tells henpecked
Egbert that he is betrothed to Princess
Serena of Franistan (Aly Boyce). Egbert
is dismayed until Queen Justina appeases
him by sending an artist, Hans Van Rem-
bark, (James Albury) to Franistan to paint
the Princess's portrait. Hans is lovingly
supported by his quirky Aunt Nan, an
old sorcerer, (Jennison Enriquez) as she
sends him off on his journey. When he ar-
rives, he meets Princess Serena, her sister
Princess Wanda Mae (Allie Phillpot) and
Queen Filomena (Stephanie Sweeting).
After several twists and turns and many
laughs, Hans and the Princess fall in love,
so they decide to sabotage the portrait. The
final scene brings all together as Queen
Justina and Egbert come to challenge the
portrait. Egbert, however, is infatuated
with Princess Wanda Mae and both King-
doms are united. The costumes, setting and
backdrops were once again a wonderful
addition, and the audience joined the cast
in many laughs.
Behind the scenes all three sets were
smoothly transitioned and lit by the back-
stage directors of Giovanni Coakley,
Tristan Albury and Perry Thomas. Allie
Bethel also helped in the designing of the
sets. Sound directors, Zack Roberts and
Duran Lowe, controlled the music as well
as the microphones completing the eve-
Directors, Leslie Kennedy, Alana Car-
roll and Lori Thompson have worked to-
gether with the students every Tuesday
after school since September. They were
very proud of the way all these students,
cast and crew pooled their talents and ef-
fort to produce this successful event..
By Samantha V. Evans
The month of May has always been set
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The casts of three one-act plays performed by students of Forest Heights Academy showed
that the school has plenty of talent to entertain their fellow students and families. The
evening was a culmination of many months of work and practice.
Part of the track team of Central Abaco Primary School competed in the national track
and field competition in Nassau. Several of the students returned home with medals and
even more returned with ribbons. Their track coach, Jeffery Victor, is shown with them.
We formed ourselves and were successful in supporting the abolishment of
longlining in the Bahamas and implementing a "banned season" during spawning
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Now, we are expanding our goals to stop the foreign charter boat operations
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aside to honor teachers for their dedication
and commitment to the educational system.
Schools across Abaco selected a week dur-
ing this month to allow parents to show
their appreciation to their child's teacher.
Some schools in the North like Treasure
Cay Primary and St. Francis in Central
Abaco treated their teachers to lunch while
some schools like Central Abaco Primary
School had an entire week of activities
planned for their teachers. The teachers of
Treasure Cay Primary School were treated
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Before the week of celebrations and rec-
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the senior master, Leroy Thompson, who
was in charge of the activities to honor
teachers had them exchange gifts at the staff
luncheon. The grade six students taught
class as an honor during the afternoon ses-
sion while the teachers supervised. It was a
great activity as both teachers and students
enjoyed the day. Friday was the talent and
fashion show day as students wore their
best attire and modeled for the school. On
the final day the teachers were treated to
a luncheon at the Anglican Parish Hall in
Marsh Harbour. At the luncheon the teach-
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Police Crime Report
Police raid three
By Raymond Kongwa
Three teams of officers from the Abaco
police district raided three Marsh Harbour
internet caf6s suspected of operating illegal
lotteries on May 14. The officers arrested
15 people and seized computers and ma-
chines suspected of being used for the lot-
teries. They also seized more than $6,000
in cash that is believed to be proceeds of
the alleged lotteries. The raids were con-
ducted simultaneously at Web Caf6 and
Chances on Don MacKay Boulevard and at
One Web on Crockett Drive.
According to police reports, everyone
arrested in the three raids initially pleaded
not guilty to charges of operating illegal
lotteries or being on the premises for the
purposes of illegal lottery. However, two
of the people charged later changed their
pleas to guilty and received complete dis-
charges after presenting evidence that they
had been at the internet cafes to use the
internet and not to participate in lotteries.
The Marsh Harbour raids came several
weeks after police conducted similar raids
on New Providence and Grand Bahama.
Illegal lottery raids have become less
frequent in recent years as operators have
turned to using the internet to book bets
as opposed to using a manual system. "A
lot of people feel as if it's not an offense,"
said Supt. Sean Smith, Abaco's command-
ing officer. "But as long as it's on the
books, we have to enforce the law."
Supt. Smith said the Marsh Harbour
raids were part of an ongoing operation
that would target businesses suspected of
conducting illegal lotteries throughout Ab-
Man was shot by police
By Raymond Kongwa
A Marsh Harbour police officer shot
a man in Murphy Town while respond-
ing to a disturbance after 8 p.m. on May
16. Bruce Martin was initially treated at
the Marsh Harbour government clinic af-
ter being struck "about his body." He was
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later flown to New Providence where he
underwent surgery at the Princess Marga-
Police have launched an investigation
into the shooting. The investigation is be-
ing led by officers of the Central Detective
Unit on New Providence.
Supt. Smith, Abaco's police command-
er, declined to comment on the number
of rounds fired during the shooting or the
number of times Mr. Martin was shot.
He said officers investigating the shooting
would determine the details. No charges
had been made in connection with the
shooting up to press time. However, Supt.
Smith said charges could be made "against
whomever" based on the outcome of the
Police have denied reports that Mr.
Martin was shot in his back but have de-
clined to comment on the exact point at
which he was hit.
Two were injured
By Raymond Kongwa
A man has been charged with causing
grievous harm and assault with a deadly
weapon after he allegedly used his pick-up
truck to mow down two men near a popu-
lar Murphy Town nightclub. Police say he
used his Ford F150 to run over the men
around midnight on May 15 near the park-
ing lot of Tardy's Restaurant and Bar. Both
men were treated initially at the Marsh
Harbour government clinic and were later
flown to New Providence where they re-
ceived additional medical treatment.
The man arrested by police in this in-
cident pleaded not guilty to the charges
during his arraignment in the Magistrate's
Court. He had been placed under arrest,
but was released after being granted bail.
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Sometime after 3 pm on Monday, 13th April 2009, while at home enjoying a
visit with my daughter Kathleen and her family, I experienced a burning sensation
in my chest area. Although the sensation was short lived, I agreed to the suggestion
by my wife to visit the doctor. It was shortly before 4 pm the same afternoon when
I was diagnosed as "having a heart attack". The attending physician and his assistant
promptly made the necessary arrangements for my transfer from Corbett Medical
Clinic in Treasure Cay to Doctors Hospital in Nassau. Special and sincere thanks
to the Treasure Cay Emergency Services for their prompt actions which obviously
contributed to my speedy recovery. Dr. Shedd, Patty, Colin, Mickey and Sean, I am
always indebted to you.
At Doctors Hospital, a team from The Heart Center headed by Dr. Francis Bimal
explained to me after some preliminary examinations, the condition of my heart and
the procedures which would follow. Those procedures commenced before 10 pm
the same day, 13th April, and very shortly after 11 pm I was resting comfortably in
ICU. To Dr. Francis and his team I say thanks for everything you did that evening
and for the subsequent daily visits and words of encouragement.
The nurses in ICU, indeed all the nurses on the third floor of the hospital, were
great, and to them all I say thank you. Nurses Gwen, Stella, Brown and Butler are
the few names I now remember; however, there is one who was a bit surprised to
find that Mr. Riviere was not a French Canadian. I say again "Thank You" to the
entire 3rd floor nurses.
There were those who administered medications, and from the lab there was
Mrs. Major and her team who woke me at odd hours to draw blood. My thanks to
you all for making those exercises as comfortable as you possibly could.
Most persons are aware of the fact that I have resided on Abaco a while; how-
ever, I did not realize how many people on Abaco knew who I am.
I am humbled at the overwhelming outpouring of concern which came from na-
tives and residents in Abaco and elsewhere. Friends and clients called from the
USA, Canada and The Caribbean, and to them I also express my sincere apprecia-
tion for the concern about me and my condition. And there were my Church Fam-
ily here in Abaco and in New Providence together with congregations everywhere
which offered prayers for me. To those individuals who "put in overtime" on their
knees and I believe there were many I say thank you.
Thanks also to the members of The Abaco Rotary Club, all the guys at the Trea-
sure Cay Golf Club, The Directors of Abaco Chamber of Commerce, members of
the Bahamas Association of Land Surveys, some of whom visited with me in hospital
and everyone everywhere who thought of me during the short period in hospital.
My immediate family, some of whom took time away from work, against my
wishes, to be with me in hospital, were unbelievably wonderful. By observing their
countenances, I had the feeling they were in great pain. I know for sure that it was
their concern showing up in their faces. To those who spent their lunch hours and
their after work hours with me, I am grateful and I love you all very much.
In and through the period of recovery when the phone calls kept coming by the
scores, and there were demonstrations of love and concern for me, I have had a
recurring question: What have I done to deserve so much attention? The question
remains unanswered still.
Thanks again to every one.
St. George Riviere
May 15, 2009
Min. McCartney reveals new re-
quirements for citizenship
By Raymond Kongwa
Winners of Friends of the Environ-
ment's annual school science fair will have
their projects displayed at businesses in
Marsh Harbour and at the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust headquarters in New Provi-
dence in commemoration of Earth Day.
"In the past they were displayed at New
Vision Ministries; but after they were
packed up, no one would see them again,"
said outgoing Friends' Education Offi-
cer Enzil Cooper, explaining the group's
decision for showcasing the displays. He
explained that the venues for winning dis-
plays were chosen by lottery so as to en-
sure that none of the winners was given
preferential treatment in terms of display
In the Lower Primary division, first
place winner, Hope Town School, will
have its project displayed at Fidelity Fi-
nancial's office while second place finish-
er, Man-O-War School, will be displayed
at the office of the competition's main
sponsor, Colina Imperial Insurance.
In the Upper Primary division top fin-
isher, Agape Christian School, will have
its project on display at Royal Bank of
Canada. Second place winner, Hope Town
School's project, will be shown at the Ab-
aco Ministry of Tourism office.
Forest Heights Academy, winner of the
Lower High School division competition,
will be on display at the Department of
Marine Resources and second place fin-
isher, Cyber Learning Centre, will be at
the Department of Education.
As winner of the Upper High School
division, Cyber Learning will have its
project displayed at the Bahamas National
Trust headquarters in New Providence.
Meanwhile, first runner up, Abaco Central
High School will be exhibited at First Ca-
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22.
Friends commemorated the day on April
By Raymond Kongwa
Seven residents of Abaco were sworn
in as new citizens in a ceremony held in
the Magistrate's Court in Marsh Harbour
on May 28. Minister of State for Immi-
gration, the Hon. Branville McCartney
presided over the ceremony.
Applicants for Bahamian citizenship
must now know some basic facts and
symbols of this country and have a com-
mand of the English language before be-
coming citizens, Mr. McCartney stated at
Speaking to the new citizens Mr. Mc-
Cartney said, "Let me just say that prior
to your becoming citizens you met with
persons to go through certain aspects of
what it is to be a citizen of The Bahamas,
what it is to know The Bahamas, what
it is to feel The Bahamas. That is very
important because previously there was
nothing substantial for persons to know
what it is to be Bahamian. If you quali-
fied, you applied, and the Cabinet made
the determination," he said.
Revealing that the new policy had been
instituted more than a month ago, Mr.
McCartney noted that The Bahamas does
not automatically confer citizenship on
people born in the country. "The grant-
ing of citizenship is therefore a very, very
serious matter, not only for those of us in
government, but also for you, our new
citizens," he said. "For the government,
the granting of citizenship represents the
highest recognition and privilege that a
government can bestow upon any indi-
The seven newly sworn-in citizens
were congratulated by Immigration Di-
rector Jack Thompson, who traveled to
Abaco as part of Mr. McCartney's con-
tingent, by South Abaco MP Edison Key
and by Central Abaco Administrator Ce-
While here Mr. McCartney chaired the
first meeting of The Bahamas Immigra-
tion Board held outside Nassau and Free-
port. Administrator Cooper participated
in the meeting, earning the distinction of
being the first local government adminis-
trator to ever participate in an Immigra-
tion Board meeting.
Earth Day projects that were exhibited at New Visions Ministries on April 24 are now
on diplay at various businesses in Marsh Harbour. Shown here is Principal Kelli Janes,
center, with the display that the Man-O-War School made on exhibit at Colina Impe-
rial Insurance that was a major sponsor of Earth Day. Others in the photo are d'Shan
Maycock and Enzil Cooper, both with Friends of the Environment, and Oiesha Roberts,
manager of Colina's Abaco office. The Man-O-War exhibit came in second at the Lower
Seven new citizens were sworn in on May 28. They are show here with Minister of
State for Immigration, the Hon. Min. McCartney, standing center. Others witnessing
the ceremony included members of the Immigration Board, national and local govern-
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Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure
Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500's
or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of
Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4:30 pm
or by appointment.
Treasure Cay A STEAL! Large Galleon Bay
Drive canal lot in gated community near beach
and golf course $245,000. Ph: 678-705-2505
Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground
level condo, marina view, completely redeco-
rated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis
courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705-
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings
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Abaco was showcased at St. Augustine's Junkanoo Island Festival
By Michelle Mikula
Participants representing Abaco were
well received by Florida's oldest city when
they took over the historic Plaza de la Con-
stitucion in St. Augustine during the Junk-
anoo Island Festival on May 16th.
The festival, which began in 2007, was
built on the premise of a shared heritage
between the two communities that dates
back to 1783 when the loyalists, who resid-
ed in St. Augustine at the time, migrated to
Abaco. However, more importantly to the
organizers of this festival was the desire to
foster a cultural exchange connection that
would bring together the peoples of Abaco
and St. Augustine, Florida.
Traveling from Abaco to the Festival
were representatives from the Ministry of
Tourism; committee members, George and
Genova Wilmore; Junkanoo participants;
cooks; musicians and craft vendors. Also
in the Abaco delegation was Agape Chris-
tian Academy's 12th grade student, Perece
Moss. Perece was selected as the first stu-
dent from Abaco to benefit from the fes-
tival's four year scholarship programme
which provides the financial support for
her attendance at Flagler College in St.
Augustine commencing the fall semester
The Junkanoo Island Festival featured
a vibrant Junkanoo parade for the huge
crowd of spectators, which surely awak-
ened the city's ancient streets through the
brilliant colours of the costumes and the
melodic sounds that came from the goat
skin drums and cowbells. Also a part of the
day long festivities was a free concert, free
samplings of conch salad, conch fritters
and conch chowder and displays of Abaco
made craft and art work.
The festival was followed by a Bahami-
an Prayer Breakfast at the Creekside Din-
ery that included such dishes as Corn Beef
and Grits and Souse Chicken and Johnny
Cake. Proceeds raised from the breakfast
went towards the Junkanoo Scholarship
Fund that will be awarded once again to a
deserving Abaco student in 2010.
For further information on the St. Au-
gustine Junkanoo Island Festival or the
scholarship foundation, contact the Abaco
Tourist Office at 367-3067 or visit the
The Abaco Tourism office was invited to the St. Augustine Junkano Island Festival. Ac-
companying the Tourism staff were many others to give a Junkanoo experience to the
Floridians. The Festival goers enjoyed a Bahamian concert as well as Bahamian crafts
If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677
Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
We exist to:
S Train, Love
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worrhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus cIf Saves
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night
For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com
Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
A St. James
9:30 & 11
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0092
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
TShirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822
Tr picm l Suvenir
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839
Abaco A & D Trucking
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Daily, Weekly or
elbow cay carts
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
on the highway south of Treasure Cay
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
May 15, 2009
The Abaconian Section B Page 23
Two worlds From Page 4
Day in Abaco. She can see more Haitians
following in her footsteps and encourages
the young people in her community to do
well in school and stay focused. That way
they can also achieve great things in their
The budding employee of the Ritz-Carl-
ton Club Abaco is not the only Haitian-
Bahamian to transcend the cultural differ-
ences, but she said more Haitians need to
embrace the Bahamian culture. And Baha-
mians need to be more tolerant of the Hai-
tian culture realizing that they have pride
and dignity as well.
One of the biggest problems facing a
number of the young Haitians in the Mud
and Pigeon Peas is the constant wait on get-
ting their papers and passport so they can
not only travel, but be treated as equals.
Once these young Haitian-Bahamians re-
ceive their passports, they can open bank
accounts, apply for loans for cars and
property and help to solidify their commu-
nities and the communities around them.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham re-
cently said they will fast forward the immi-
gration process for all Haitians born in the
Bahamas who are eligible for their status
Ms. Dumercy said, "I have spoken to the
former Prime Minister (Perry Christie) and
even voiced my concerns to the new Prime
Minister (Hubert Ingraham) of what I feel
needs to be done for the Mud and Pigeon
Peas because they have asked me what I
think needs to be done. When it comes to
the low cost homes and property, most of
them don't have the ability, even though
they are waiting on their passports, to buy
the land. Even though they can afford the
lots or homes, they can't buy them. They
are automatically disqualified from buying
these properties. If they can get their pass-
ports, a lot of people will move out of the
Mud and Peas," she concluded.
Regatta From Page 6
of the course. Lori Lowe, wife of Jimmy
Lowe, won Top Woman title in the event.
Mr. and Mrs. James Pleydell-Bouverie
were extremely proud of their ten-year-
old son, Jeremy. who won the two Sunday
races. Jeremy belongs to the Man-O-War
Junior Sailing Club.
The International Optimist Dinghy
Foundation was established in 2004 to give
the opportunity to young people to learn to
sail. The program has become very popu-
lar internationally since then with approxi-
mately 25 countries belonging to the foun-
dation and international races organized
periodically. There are Optimist Clubs on
various islands of The Bahamas with three
on Abaco on Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay
and Hope Town..
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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
Seeking part time experienced dependable
sailor for mate. Island Gal charters. Bahamian
only. Contact Capt Janet @ 577-0284 orjanet@
Sales person needed. Contact 367-0500
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact 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.
Electric Golf Cart: Club Car 2004 model.
Batteries, cart and charger. Good condition.
Only $3500.Call 577-0534
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
17 cu. ft. fridge, almond color. $850 contact
367-3101 or 359-6247
Pro Windsurfer: BicSports 2006 Nova 8',
sail 3.5 meters. Perfect condition. Only $1800.
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' Key Largo, 2002, center console, 90
HP Mercury engine, 2007. Very low hours
C01 nnn P1,- '>7 A1 -_ '7 CA
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@
B T& RET
26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
26' Pursuit w/ twin 200 hp Yamahas w/ alu-
minum trailer. Asking $16,5000 Call 367-2700
26' Paramount Sports Fisherman 1998, cen-
ter console, will ride well with twin or single
engines. Hull only. Price $5000 ONO Contact
Rich's Ront Rpntals Ph 367-9749 or f67-4400
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,
Bimini, refrigeration, etc. Located in Hope
Town. See previous ad for more info. Brand new
mainsail, recent survey. Reduced to $28,500
U.S. Don't let someone beat you to a true bar-
gain. (541) 535-1326
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
I I 2I I
33' Morgan OI, 3 cyl. turbo charged Yanmar.
Perfect live aboard or cruiser. DUTY PAID.
Too many extras to list. Go to www.abacoboat.
com or call 242-475-3149
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
May 15, 2009
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aceg ideal for a piaeettrsrhoeomie uedvlp enwith spaceN for protect6ed3and private
or Em ilk-hle 0hghr 6 .~o $1,9,000i.Re. AS1109
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
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. It. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
REDUCED! WALKING STICK WAY: 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with access to lux-
ury amenities and views across the Abaco Club. $1,695,000. AS10647
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
TREASURE CAY: 8 acre parcel on Basin Harbour Cay. $249,000. PS10700
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key ocean view home with widow's
walk, workshop, and 2 dock slips.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10700
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 3/4
acres is an incredible offering includ-
ing crown lease on the harbour.
$295,000. Ref. AS11145
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
$550,000. Ref. AS10808
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
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
GREAT GUANA CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
$150,850. Ref. ASl1033
Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127
Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath house
with a relaxing deck, large workshop,
and central air. Near all amenities.
$810,000. Ref. AS11141
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
THE ABACO CLUB RITZ-
CARLTON, WINDING BAY
1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away.
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 THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY NORTH END, ELBOW CAY
Private 5 bedroom estate with free- 2.09 acre property with dramatic 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole', ft. of beach and foundation for a
retirement home or vacation villa, and nearby luxury amenities. 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005 $4,900,000. Ref. AS11130 $695,000. Ref. AS11144
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
May 15, 2009